The “Spell Bound” Blog Tour

Hey, all. I’ve got some exciting news. My blog tour for Spell Bound starts today. For more information on it including the dates, stops, and giveaways, click here to head on over to my Havenbridge website a one-stop show for all things involving my magical world.

“Spell Bound” Month Long Pre-Release Extravaganza Week 4.5

This week, Spell Bound, the first book of the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series releases. It’s hard to believe it’s already here! I’ve been having a blast sharing the graphics, mini-author readings, and blog posts this past month. If you missed any of it, here’s a link to a complete list of the last week’s of fun with magic and men.

Here’s the list of dates and places for week 4.5’s content.

May 25–Facebook

May 26–Joyfully Jay

May 27–Spell Bound releases!

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me this month. I appreciate your love and support. <3

Top 10 Bad Ass Magical Powers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always fantasized about having one supernatural power or another. Today, I wanted to share with you the top 10 powers I would wish for if I was ever granted the power by a spell or magical genie.

#10–Invisibility

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Why? Because I could go anywhere I wanted like inside Channing Tatum’s house.

 

# 9–Shape Shifting

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Talk about your ultimate get out of jail free card.

 

#8–Transmutation

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How awesome would it be to not just stop a bullet but to change it into something else? Like chocolate.

 

#7–Flight

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It’s flying. Enough said.

 

#6–Super Strength

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I would have a good time with this one. Where are all those bullies again?

 

#5–Invulnerability

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Go ahead shoot me with your laser or try to stab me. Let’s see what happens.

 

#4–Pyrokinesis

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Fire is such a destructive force that to be able to harness it would be incredible. Plus, I could always make S’mores.

 

#3–Mind Control

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I would use this for good, not just for making hotties take their clothes off. I swear!

 

#2–Teleportation

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This has always been one of my favorite powers. I could go on vacation whenever I wanted, and if someone pissed me off, well, they’d find themselves on a deserted island or something.

 

#1–Telekinesis

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Okay, this might not be the flashiest of powers, but it has always been my favorite. Who wouldn’t want to be able to fling bad guys around or make your Vodka and Sprite come to you?

So what are the powers on your list?

“Spell Bound” Mini-Author Reading #7

It’s hard to believe that release day for Spell Bound, my upcoming gay paranormal romance from Dreamspinner Press is next week. Wow! Today, I’ll be sharing another mini-author reading.

If you missed any of the others, don’t fret. I’m in the process of uploading all of them to my Havenbridge website, dedicated to this series. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here to be taken over to the land of magic and men.

For now, here’s today’s video reading:

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Blurb:

Mason Blackmoor just can’t compete with his brothers, much less his father. They represent the epitome of black magic, strong, dark, and wicked, and though Mason tries to live up to his respected lineage, most of the spells he casts go awry. To make matters worse, his active power has yet to kick in. While his brothers wield lightning and harness the cold, Mason sits on the sidelines, waiting for the moment when he can finally enter the magical game.

When a dead body is discovered on the football field of his high school, Mason meets Drake Carpenter, the new kid in town. Drake’s confident demeanor and quick wit rub Mason the wrong way. Drake is far too self-assured for someone without an ounce of magical blood in his body, and Mason aims to teach him a lesson—like turn him into a roach. And if he’s lucky, maybe this time Mason won’t be the one turned into an insect.

Not surprisingly, the dislike is mutual and Drake does nothing to dispel Mason’s suspicion that the sexy boy with a southern drawl is somehow connected to the murder.

If only Mason didn’t find himself inexplicably spellbound whenever they are together, they might actually find out what danger hides in the shadows.

To purchase Spell Bound, click here.

“Spell Bound” Month Long Pre-Release Extravaganza Week 4

Wow! It’s already Week 4 of magical content celebrating the pre-release of “Spell Bound,” the first book of the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series. I’ve been having fun. What about you? Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the graphics, mini-author readings, and blog posts I’ve shared so far in weeks 1, 2, and 3. If you missed any of it, here’s a link to a complete list of the last week’s of fun with magic and men.

Here’s the list of dates and places for week 4’s content.

May 18–Facebook

May 19–My blog

May 20–My blog

May 21–Twitter

May 22–M.J. O’Shea‘s author website

May 23–My blog

May 24–Google+

I hope you enjoy this week’s content!

“Spell Bound” Month Long Pre-Release Extravaganza Week 3

Can you believe It’s week 3 of magical content already? I’ve been having a blast celebrating the pre-release of Spell Bound, the first book of the Warlock Brothers of Havenbridge series. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed the graphics, mini-author readings, and blog posts I’ve shared so far in weeks 1 and 2. If you missed any of it, here’s a link to a complete list of the last week’s of fun with magic and men.

Here’s the list of dates and places for week 3’s content.

May 11–Facebook

May 12–Charlie Cochet‘s author blog

May 13–My blog

May 14–Twitter

May 15–J.P. Barnaby‘s author website

May 16–My blog

May 17–Google+

I can’t wait! <3

Why Warlocks Are Misunderstood

In my research on all things magical the past few months, I came across a definition of a warlock I found intriguing, and it helped me understand why warlocks are misunderstood.

Evidently, the word warlock is “a translation of a Saxon word, wǣrloga that means ‘oath-breaker.'” They were also seen as “cunning male witches” whose “activities clearly went against the teachings of the Christian churches.”

The definition and the negative connotation of the word implies that warlocks are evil, the bad guys of the magical world. In fact, they have been portrayed that way in many movies and TV shows.

How would you feel if others saw you like this?

I’m a man, not a monster!

 

Yeah, I wouldn’t like it either. Not a pretty picture.

Warlocks definitely have an image problem.

And here’s what I think: not every warlock can be bad. That would be unreasonable and illogical. That would be like saying all bears are evil because a few have harmed or killed a human. Should an entire species be judged by the actions of a few?

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That’s right, Mr. Bear. It wouldn’t be fair.

I prefer to see warlocks as the bad boys of the magical community, not the bad guys. Do they break the rules some times? Sure. Can they be bastards when they want to be? No doubt.

But are they completely evil and heartless? I doubt it.

Hmmm. Perhaps someone should write a book (or even a series) about warlocks that turns those misconceptions on their ear.

And maybe someone will.