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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Cover Reveal Cozy Book Two

In case you missed it elsewhere online, here is the cover for DOGGONE DEADLY, the second book in my new cozy mystery series. FURBIDDEN FATALITY, the first book, came out a little less than two weeks ago. Have you read it yet? If so, hopefully you're eager for book two, which will be out in early November.
It is up for preorder now, in case you want to get a jump on things.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Furbidden Fatality Really BIG Giveaway

 TWO WEEKS!!!! That's how long it is until FURBIDDEN FATALITY  is out in the world. So if you've been around this blog at all before, you know what that means. It means I go completely nuts and do a huge, seriously over-the-top giveaway for my readers.

I'm so very excited about this new series, and I really hope that people will help me to spread the word (you know, so everyone will go out and buy it and read it and stuff). To encourage that, I will be giving away All the Things. No seriously, check it out.

ALL THE THINGS

Koshka tried helping. It didn't really work.

Because I wanted as many people as possible to have a chance at winning, I'm going to be giving out multiple prizes. If you enter, you might win a $10 Amazon gift card, a tote bag, a notebook, a mousepad, a cute stuffed kitty with a magnet, a download of the audiobook, or the grand prize, a Fire 7 Tablet. The more options you choose on the Rafflecopter form (and the more days you share on Twitter), the more chances you have to win.

The giveaway is open worldwide (except the audiobook download, which only works in the US, I'm afraid). I hope you'll all join in the fun, and tell everyone about the new cozy mystery series and Furbidden Fatality.

Don't forget to preorder if you can (publishers love preorders, so authors love them too). If you can't, put it on your wishlist, or ask your local library to order a copy. I already dropped a copy off at my library, so they'll have one. Don't forget that your local Indie bookstore can always special order you a copy too.

Amazon |Amazon Print |Penguin|Nook |Kobo |Apple

A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake.

Kari Stuart’s life is going nowhere—until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The twenty-nine-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when rescuing a bossy black kitten leads her to a semi-abandoned animal shelter. They need the cash—Kari needs a purpose.

But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard to adopt animals, and too much unwanted attention from the town’s dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter’s dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper.

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn’t about to run out.



 

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Furbidden Fatality Sweepstakes

 Well, this blog got more or less abandoned during the crazy times of 2020, but now it's a new (marginally less crazy?) year and I'm hoping to post here a little bit more often. Admittedly, much of what I would have put up here is now going on to my PATREON 

 Hopefully I'll post more here too, although if you've never checked it out, you might want to.

 Anyway, let's start out with something fun! As of tomorrow, it will be six weeks until Furbidden Fatality comes out. Furbidden Fatality, in case you've lost track, is the first book in my new cozy mystery series from Berkley. It's set in an animal shelter in the Catskills and I think you're really going to love it.

What you're sure to love is that Berkley is doing a sweepstakes for the book, and will be giving away e-galley copies to two lucky winners.


  You can enter HERE    The sweepstakes runs through January 29th.

As always, I'll also be doing some giveaways of my own (including a Fire Tablet) and I've gotten some cool swag including tote bags, mouse pads, and notebooks. Which one would be your favorite, if you could pick only one?


That cute little sheep was a Yule gift from my Llewellyn editor Elysia

I'll be posting more about the book, what inspired it, and what kinds of events are coming up (all virtual, of course) so check back often or sign up to follow the blog if you haven't already.

I hope you are all well and that this new year brings you only good things. Stay safe!

Deborah



Monday, August 3, 2020

Modern Witchcraft Giveaway!


It's hard to believe, but my new book, MODERN WITCHCRAFT, has been out for four weeks now!



My publisher, St. Martin's Press, was kind enough to send me a few extra ARCs (advanced reader copies) so I'm going to celebrate by giving away FOUR of them to a bunch of lucky winners.

As always, I'd love it if you would help spread the word about the book, or leave a review (at Amazon, Goodreads, B&N, or anywhere else) if you read it and liked it.

Here's what it is about:

Deborah Blake’s Modern Witchcraft is a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today’s society through goddess worship and magic.
In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the fastest growing religion in North America. What is it that draws people to Witchcraft, and how does a spiritual path with its roots in ancient beliefs and traditions transform itself into a practice that resonates so deeply with today’s modern woman?
There are a number of explanations for the phenomenon, such as Witchcraft’s connection to the natural world, or acceptance of members regardless of lifestyle choices. For women, however, the greatest appeal may be the worship of a goddess (or goddesses). No stern patriarchal God here. Instead, Wicca and most other forms of modern Witchcraft embrace deity in both the feminine and the masculine. Suddenly, women can look at the divine and see themselves reflected back. In addition, many women are frustrated, frightened, triggered, and down-right furious with the current social and political environment, but feel powerless to create positive change. Witchcraft can give them a sense of personal empowerment.
There are many different Witchcraft paths and a multitude of approaches to its practice. This book will guide the reader on the journey to connecting with the feminine divine both without and within, and open the door to this magical religion that will enlighten, uplift, and energize their lives.

And here are some buy links, in case you SOMEHOW didn't get it yet. (Don't forget, you can also ask your local library to get a copy, or your local Indie bookstore can order it for you.)


Buy Links

Barnes & Noble |Amazon | Macmillan| iTunes |Kobo| GooglePlay | BooksaMillion


And here's the giveaway! As usual, you only have to fill in the Rafflecopter form. Follow the link to get there.

GIVEAWAY CONTEST LINK





Friday, July 17, 2020

COVER REVEAL!

I can finally share the cover for the first in my new cozy mystery series coming in February from Berkley Publishing.

I hope you love it as much as I do! Be sure to tell me what you think.




Tuesday, July 7, 2020

BOOK RELEASE DAY!


I'm so excited! Today is finally the release day for Modern Witchcraft: Goddess Empowerment for the Kick-Ass Woman. I love this book and I really hope you will too!



Blurb:

Deborah Blake’s Modern Witchcraft is a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today’s society through goddess worship and magic.
In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the fastest growing religion in North America. What is it that draws people to Witchcraft, and how does a spiritual path with its roots in ancient beliefs and traditions transform itself into a practice that resonates so deeply with today’s modern woman?
There are a number of explanations for the phenomenon, such as Witchcraft’s connection to the natural world, or acceptance of members regardless of lifestyle choices. For women, however, the greatest appeal may be the worship of a goddess (or goddesses). No stern patriarchal God here. Instead, Wicca and most other forms of modern Witchcraft embrace deity in both the feminine and the masculine. Suddenly, women can look at the divine and see themselves reflected back. In addition, many women are frustrated, frightened, triggered, and down-right furious with the current social and political environment, but feel powerless to create positive change. Witchcraft can give them a sense of personal empowerment.
There are many different Witchcraft paths and a multitude of approaches to its practice. This book will guide the reader on the journey to connecting with the feminine divine both without and within, and open the door to this magical religion that will enlighten, uplift, and energize their lives.

Buy Links

Barnes & Noble |Amazon | Macmillan| iTunes |Kobo| GooglePlay | BooksaMillion

Monday, June 1, 2020

Modern Witchcraft Giveaway!


How did it get to be June???? I swear, this pandemic has completely messed up my sense of time.

Did you know I have a new book coming out on July 7th from St. Martin's Press? It's called Modern Witchcraft, and here's the official blurb:

Deborah Blake’s Modern Witchcraft is a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today’s society through goddess worship and magic.
In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the fastest growing religion in North America. What is it that draws people to Witchcraft, and how does a spiritual path with its roots in ancient beliefs and traditions transform itself into a practice that resonates so deeply with today’s modern woman?
There are a number of explanations for the phenomenon, such as Witchcraft’s connection to the natural world, or acceptance of members regardless of lifestyle choices. For women, however, the greatest appeal may be the worship of a goddess (or goddesses). No stern patriarchal God here. Instead, Wicca and most other forms of modern Witchcraft embrace deity in both the feminine and the masculine. Suddenly, women can look at the divine and see themselves reflected back. In addition, many women are frustrated, frightened, triggered, and down-right furious with the current social and political environment, but feel powerless to create positive change. Witchcraft can give them a sense of personal empowerment.
There are many different Witchcraft paths and a multitude of approaches to its practice. This book will guide the reader on the journey to connecting with the feminine divine both without and within, and open the door to this magical religion that will enlighten, uplift, and energize their lives.
This is my first mainstream Witchcraft book, and I hope everyone likes it. I've got a few ARCs (advanced reader copies) and I'll be giving them away over the next few weeks. I'll probably do a giveaway on Facebook too, so look out for that. In the meanwhile, here's today's giveaway of a signed ARC and a few goodies...

Some buy links in case you want to preorder a copy. (Publishers love preorders.)


Buy Links

Barnes & Noble |Amazon | Macmillan| iTunes |Kobo| GooglePlay | BooksaMillion

 

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