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One of the reasons I love summer is that my birthday is in July. This Friday to be exact. I'll be *mrphle* one years old. This is my week, which makes me the veritable empress, so there will be gifts!
To celebrate, I'm giving away three great prizes. To enter, just leave a comment telling me which prize you'd like to win, or if you'd like to be entered for all three. I'm a benevolent dictator. The catch is, since this is my birthday, you'll be getting things I love. Mwah, hah ha!
That means witch books, like my manuscript, EVANGELINE. First up for grabs is a copy of Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins. At first I wasn't sure about this one, but the more I read on, I just fell in love with Sophie and found myself enchanted by the world Hawkins has created.
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.Next up is the entire Blue is For Nightmares series in softcover. This was another series I'm so glad I decided to read. The first one was a great introduction to the main character Stacey, but once she meets Jacob in White is For Magic the rest of the series, especially Red is for Remembrance, is so worth the read.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Stacey's junior year at boarding school isn't easy. She's not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She's got a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she's having nightmares again. Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they're about Drea, her best friend who's become the target of one seriously psycho stalker.Finally, for those who aren't exactly the witch novel type, I've got a sweet Hokusai wave notebook, an awesome pen, and I will also offer a critique of your query AND first five pages.
It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls. Now someone's leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey's dreams. Everybody thinks it's just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother. Will Stacey's magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?
In this Deluxe Spellbook Edition you'll find:
Spells created by You and other keepers of secrets-poems, spells and meditations contributed by fans of this popular series. Extras also include an interview with the author.
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