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Saturday, October 2, 2021

DOGGONE DEADLY is Out in One Month Giveaway


 I've been so busy with my new Llewellyn book, The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows that I didn't realize until this week that we're ONE MONTH AWAY from the release of DOGGONE DEADLY, the second book in my Catskill Pet Rescue series!

If you read the first book in the series, FURBIDDEN FATALITY, you know that there are lots of dogs, cats, and fun quirky characters to look forward to. Here's the cover and the blurb.


Kari Stuart is roped into helping out at a dog show--but soon finds she’s bitten off more than she can chew when her best friend is framed for murder in this new Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery.

When the woman who is supposed to run the local dog show calls out sick, dog groomer Suz is asked to take over. But it's too much for her to handle by herself--especially with the president of the kennel club, Olivia Weiner, criticizing her at every turn--so she calls in her best friend, Kari Stuart, with the promise that Kari can set up a fund-raising and kitten-adoption station at the show.

A long and stressful day goes from bad to worse when a local breeder's body is found in the supply tent, with Suz's signature purple-handled shears embedded in her chest. Kari doesn't think for a second that her friend is capable of murder; the police aren't so sure. But trying to run a dog show and investigate a murder at the same time is like herding cats, and Kari will have to rely on the rest of the Serenity Sanctuary staff to keep things running smoothly while she--and her beloved and clever kitten, Queenie--sniff out the truth.

 And if you have been following me at all, you know that being a month away from a book release can only mean one thing... GIVEAWAY TIME!

I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card (so you can buy all the books), plus a cute cat and dog to go with the theme of the series, a fun notebook from the first book, and a pen. Check it out.

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Of course, I'd kind of love it if you would preorder the book (so I would look good to my publisher) but that's completely up to you. Here are some buy links if you are so inclined. And don't forget that you can always preorder through your local independent book store.

Buy Links

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

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The While We Wait Book of Shadows Giveaway

 We're hoping the many boxes of The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows will land in the Llewellyn warehouse by late today or sometime tomorrow, and soon be speeding on their way to everyone who ordered them (and me!). But in the meanwhile, I thought I'd do a fun "While We Wait" giveaway to keep everyone entertained while we wait.

Obviously, since it includes a signed copy of the new book, I won't be able to send to winner their goodies until I get my author copies, but at least they should be worth waiting for. The giveaway includes a signed book, a signed mini Everyday Witch Tarot, a cool pen, a bookmark, and a beautiful bag (created by illustrator Mickie Mueller) to hold a quartz crystal. So much fun!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Obviously, I'd love it if you would spread the word far and wide (and tell all your friends about the book, if you haven't already). Thank you all for your encouraging words!

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Buy Links

Amazon |Amazon Print |Llewellyn|Nook |Booksamillion |Kobo


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Release Day Not Release Day Version


Release day for a new book is a really exciting day for authors. We look forward to it from the moment the date is set, and spend all kinds of time and energy trying to get the word out to our wonderful readers so they know when to expect the book. We rub our hands together gleefully in anticipation of receiving our box of author copies from the publisher. There may be cake.

Or not.

As you have probably noticed, this year is not like other years. That’s true for a lot of things, including, alas, publishing. Which is my subtle way of letting you know that while today is the official release day for The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows (YAY!!!!!), neither you nor I are going to be seeing the book show up today (BOOOO!).

This isn’t Llewellyn’s fault, I assure you. There is a country-wide delivery issue, which is affecting a lot of items, including books. So the books are late getting to the Llewellyn warehouse, which means they are going to be late getting sent out to those who have ordered them. (If you pre-ordered, THANK YOU SO MUCH! The good news is that so many people preordered the book, Llewellyn has already ordered another print run, which is fabulous. Thank you all for making me look popular.)

So here’s what’s going to happen. As soon as the books get to the warehouse, they will get sent out to anyone who preordered, or orders now, directly from Llewellyn. So those folks will get their books first. Then they’ll sent them out to Amazon, B&N, and all the other stores that ordered them. Amazon will probably take the longest to get them out, simply because they take longer to process the delivery once it gets to them. But with any lucky, it won’t be more than a few more weeks before the book is in my hands, and yours.

I want to thank you in advance for your patience, and I hope you’ll love the book as much as I do once you finally get it. You know, assuming you’re not just following me for the cat pictures, in which case you’re fine already.

Diana says hang in there, the book is coming soon.

If you haven’t ordered the book yet, ordering directly from Llewellyn will get it to you fastest (although in order to get free shipping you have to spend $30, so you might have to order something else too…like maybe a mini Everyday Witch Tarot deck?). Or you can order from anywhere else, including your local independent book store or New Age shop, and just get it a little later.


An abundant source of magical information, The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows is perfect for both Wiccans and eclectic Witches interested in building their own practice from the ground up. This beginner-friendly guide is modeled on a traditional Book of Shadows but is flexible enough to be personalized. With helpful sections on herbs, stones, spells, rituals, and more, this beautiful hardcover book makes practicing Witchcraft easier, simpler, and more fun.

Popular author and eclectic Witch Deborah Blake shares her wisdom on a variety of topics, including candle magic, divination, correspondences, and magical recipes. You’ll meet the gods and goddesses, discover powerful invocations, and explore ways to celebration Pagan festivals and holidays. Extensive color illustrations by well-known artist Mickie Mueller enhance your magical journey, inspiring you to achieve your goals.

Buy Links

Amazon |Amazon Print |Llewellyn|Nook |Booksamillion |Kobo


In the meanwhile, I appreciate your patience. And when the books finally do arrive, we can celebrate together. Which one of you is bringing the cake?


Blessings, Deborah

Monday, August 9, 2021

One Month Until The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows


I can't believe we're finally almost there. In less than a month, The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows will be out in the world. I'm so excited about this book, in part because it is my first hardcover (woot!) and in part because it is just so darned beautiful, thanks to Mickie Mueller's amazing cover and interior illustrations.

 So naturally, I had to do one last giveaway to celebrate.
I have one signed advance copy of the book along with a cool pen, and I'll also be giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, so you can buy your own if you so desire. This way we can have two winners! Of course, once the book is out in the world, I'm hoping that everyone who gets a copy will feel like a winner...

Naturally, I'd love for you to preorder the book (publishers love authors with lots of preorders, in case you didn't know, so you'd be making me look good). Here are a few places you can order it from, but you can also ask your local indie bookstore or New Age store to get you a copy, or even request that your library order one.

Amazon |Amazon Print |Llewellyn|Nook |Booksamillion |Kobo

To enter, all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. 


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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Two Months to The Eclectic Witch's Book of Shadows GIVEAWAY

I can't believe the long wait is almost over. My new book will be coming out from Llewellyn on September 8th, just two months from now. I'm so in love with this book, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Isn't the cover gorgeous? Both the cover and all of the full color interior illustrations were done by the amazing Mickie Mueller. The book is my first HARDCOVER too, which is so exciting. Llewellyn was kind enough to send me three advance copies, and to celebrate being two months from release day, I'm going to share one of them with one lucky winner. Signed by me, of course. All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

Of course, I'd love it if you wanted to preorder the book from Llewellyn or Amazon or Barnes & Noble or Books a Million or, even better, your local Pagan or Indie bookstore. (I'll let you in on a little secret: publishers love preorders. Which means they love authors who get a lot of preorders.) And spreading the word is a fabulous thing too.

Either way, I hope you'll enter the giveaway. TWO MONTHS! Are you excited? I'm excited!

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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.


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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