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T is for Tarot: to Celebrate Card Playing Day 2017 2

Tarot started out as a card game. The ornate hand-painted tarot cards were expensive, so the deck was more than likely played by the aristocracy . Finding their way to Europe in the late 14th century, playing cards seem to be a Chinese invention. Legends that Tarot came from Egypt or that the Gypsies brought them seem to be just that, legends. Cards of all kinds are used for divination, and Tarot cards lend themselves nicely to that endeavor. […]

Tarot Cards Celtic cross spread shows a happy reading.

News–A Guest Post–and a Request for Happy Thoughts

Greetings and Felicitations!! I have had the mother of all summer colds which has spiraled into one of those dark nights of the soul. Never fear–I’m treating it with liberal doses of Scotch. I should be completely cured in a matter of days. From my bed of pain, I’ve managed to write a guest post on an intriguing site called Compelling Beasts. Despite the plague, I’ve got a bit of exciting news. First, Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones […]


Novel Magic–Gallowglass by Jennifer Allis Provost 1

It’s my pleasure to welcome Jennifer Allis Provost to Novel Magic on Sorchia’s Universe. Her new book, GallowGlass, has everything we love here: Scotsmen, magic, suspense, romance, and did I say Scotsmen?   Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him. After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in […]


A Steaming Pit of Voodoo

This week found me neck deep in a steaming pit of Voodoo. Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen is getting ever-nearer to completion. It has taken so much longer than I intended but there you go. Life happens. I wanted to share a little of the research in Sorchia’s Universe this week to give you a taste of what I’m cooking up for you. Christianity and Voodoo have a lot in common.  Because Voodoo has deep ties to Catholic […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 26: Zed

This is IT!!! The last post for the fabulous 2017 A to Z Blog Challenge and the LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR Zoraida Grey in the first round of the Rone Awards.  She’s in the Long Paranormal category at  InDtale Magazine . You will need to register but it’s a free and easy process. Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Thanks so much for sticking with me through the challenge. Here’s the last episode, but if you are just discovering the story […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 23: Witches, Witches Everywhere

Have you voted? My book baby–ZORAIDA GREY AND THE FAMILY STONES–is in the running for a Rone Award. This is a big deal and I could use your help getting past this first round. Go to InDtale Magazine to vote. You will need to register but it’s a free and easy process.   Stay tuned for the big finale of “A Cold Spring.”  If you are following along, let me know what you think of it so far with […]


A Cold Spring-Episode 22: A Vial of Time 1

Have you voted for Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones? My book baby is in the running for a RONE award and your vote could make a huge difference. Voting ends April 30. To vote, go HERE or go to www.indtale.com and from the menu bar select InD’Scribe/Rones >2017 Rone Awards > 2017 Rone Awards Week 2. You will be prompted to register if you have not already done so. It’s free and easy. In addition to voting for […]


A Cold Spring–Episode 20: Timeless

I would appreciate your help. Your vote could make a huge difference!! My last book, Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones is up for a fancy award–A RONE from InDtale Magazine. If you have not read Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones–now is a great time. Grab a copy HERE and if you enjoy it, please vote for her April 24-30. You only need to vote one time during the week. To vote,  go HERE or go to www.indtale.com and […]