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Monday, March 26, 2018
Most of you know that I have my own (very cool, if I do say so myself) tarot deck out from Llewellyn, the Everyday Witch Tarot (It's actually on sale on Amazon right now--usually $29.99, now $21.20 just FYI.)
What you may not know is that I am also a professional tarot reader and have been for many years. I don't do it much these days, simply due to lack of time, but people have been asking about online readings for ages, so I finally added it as one of the levels of my Patreon. And figured out a way to do them online, through the Zoom.US site we use for the live Witchcraft classes.
So if you are a patron at the $30/month level, you will have access to me for a half an hour tarot reading a month (or a half an hour chat about Witchcraft, if that's your preference). That's a pretty good deal, since I charge more than that for in-person readings! (Be aware that there is a limit of 10 patrons at this level, since any more people would cut into the writing time too much!)
Don't forget that signing on at the $30/month level also gets you access to all the previous levels, including the $25/month level that includes the live Witchcraft class and rituals.
If you're interested, check out my Patreon here. (There are lots of lower levels too, if you want to be supportive but can't afford the higher ones.) DEBORAH'S PATREON
And thanks to all who already support me there--I am so very grateful. And so are these guys...
Saturday, March 24, 2018
So I have been lucky enough to have previous books reviewed on the RT Reviews Magazine site, which is a great by-subscription online magazine aimed at the romance reader (and writer). I didn't really expect them to review Dangerously Fierce when I put it out on my own.
But look what showed up this week! What's more, they gave it 4 1/2 stars AND made it a Top Pick of the Month. Please insert happy author dance here. Have you read it yet?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It’s release day for Veiled Enchantments, the last book in the Veiled Magic series!
This day has been a long time coming. Veiled Magic, the first book in the series, was actually the third novel I wrote and the one that got me my wonderful agent, Elaine Spencer. (It was based on an award-winning short story I wrote for The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction.) It was originally called Pentacles and Pentimentos. She loved it so much, she had me go ahead and write the second one, which ended up being Veiled Menace.
And then we couldn’t sell it. So I put it away and wrote some other things, and then eventually we sold the Baba Yaga series to Berkley, and even more eventually, Berkley decided that they’d put the Veiled Magic books out as eBooks, and I finally got to share some of my favorite books with the world. All that time ago, I had written up a page of notes about book three, and hoped to write it someday.
And look, here we are! I’m so happy to be able to share this third book in the trilogy with you, so you can all find out how Donata’s story ends up. I hope you love it as much as I do.
In this exciting
novel in the Veiled Magic series, Witch and police officer Donata Santori
travels to Maine to help solve a deadly mystery, where her magical abilities
are tested like never before.
Still reeling from her unwitting involvement in
murder and subsequent break up with a half-Dragon art forger, Witch-cop Donata
Santori is grateful for the distraction when her ex-lover requests her help.
Not only are Magnus's beloved dead suddenly haunting the Ulfhednar
shapechangers in his tiny rural hometown in Maine, their patron god Odin has
turned his back on them, and the members of their once tight-knit enclave are
at each other's throats. Literally.
Magnus is relying on Donata's experience in
dealing with the gods, along with her magical ability to summon the dead, to
help him unravel this mystery in time to save his clan. Donata only hopes to
survive the ordeal so she can return home to the city and her quiet job at the
But first, she must discover who or what is
behind the terrible attacks on the Ulfhednar. And the clock is ticking, in more
ways than one...
Monday, March 19, 2018
I occasionally post snippets of my new or upcoming book or work-in-progress for my Patreon peeps. (You can check out my Patreon HERE.) I thought I'd give you a taste of what that was like, and also whet your appetite for the release of VEILED ENCHANTMENTS tomorrow by putting up a little bit of what you have to look forward to.
Donata stared at the man standing in the hallway in front of her apartment, torn between the desire to slam the door in his face and the equally strong impulse to jump into his arms and kiss him until he cried uncle. She compromised by taking a deep breath and saying with a calmness she didn’t quite feel, “Hello, Magnus. Long time no see.”Uncharacteristically, the blond giant of a man hesitated, holding back on his usual exuberant greeting. He clearly wasn’t quite sure how to proceed either, although he couldn’t suppress his grin at seeing her.“Hello, Donata. Aren’t you going to ask me in?” He held out a slightly battered bouquet of flowers that looked like they might have been plucked from someone’s garden and probably had been. Although where he’d found them this far into fall, she wasn’t sure.She also wasn’t sure if she felt like letting him in. She hadn’t had much luck with men lately and wasn’t really in the mood to deal with another one. But her cat, Grimalkin, settled the question for her by strolling into the hallway and winding around Magnus’s legs, purring madly.“Traitor,” she muttered, opening the door wider to accommodate her old lover’s ridiculously wide shoulders. Then added to Magnus, looking up all six foot four of him to meet his ocean-colored eyes, “Fine, but consider yourself warned. I’m off men at the moment, so don’t expect me to fall for your charm and the old stolen-flowers routine.”He chuckled, handing her the blooms, and wandered briefly around the living room before plopping onto the couch and putting his feet up on the scarred table in front of it. “I like your new place.” He paused. “I take it I don’t have to worry about Peter coming in and challenging me for your hand then?”She gave a small growl through clenched jaws. “No,” she said flatly. “He was around for a bit, but it didn’t work out. He’s gone.”Magnus raised an eyebrow. “‘Gone’ as in left town, or ‘gone’ as in he pissed you off and you killed him?” He didn’t sound as though he thought either outcome was a problem.“‘Gone’ as in left town without a forwarding address,” Donata said, grabbing a couple of beers out of the fridge and handing one to him as she settled into the chair opposite him, intentionally keeping a safe distance between them. She hadn’t seen him in over seven months, but they’d always had a dangerously tempting chemistry. “I killed the other guy.”The eyebrow moved higher. “Is that a joke?”A small hand appeared out of nowhere holding its own beer; the hand was attached to a three-foot-tall man wearing a long, neatly trimmed brown beard and matching brown overalls. “Not at all,” the Kobold said. “But it’s okay. The bastard had it coming to him.”Magnus choked on his beer, sputtering slightly. Ricky helpfully handed him a handkerchief to mop up with. “You killed someone, ’Nata? I’m impressed.”She rolled her eyes. Only an Ulfhednar, descended from a race of shapeshifting berserkers, would consider murdering a former boyfriend to be a kudos-worthy achievement. “Don’t be. I wouldn’t have done it if I’d had any choice.”“It looks like I missed a lot in the last few months.” He reached out for her hand but sat back again when she made no move toward him.Donata held herself stiffly upright. There was no way she was going to go down that road again. She’d learned her lesson.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Holy crap--Veiled Enchantments is out in ONE WEEK (on Tuesday the 20th) and I've done practically no promo. I'd better up my game. (I have excuses. I won't bore you with them.)
So, are you ready for the last book in the Veiled Magic trilogy? Here's the blurb:
In this exciting novel in the Veiled Magic series, Witch and police officer Donata Santori travels to Maine to help solve a deadly mystery, where her magical abilities are tested like never before.Like the other two books, this one is being released in eBook form only (that was a Berkley decision, so don't blame me!), so I'm going to try and make it up to my "But I don't have an eReader" peeps by giving away a Kindle Fire 7, so you'll have something to read it on.
Still reeling from her unwitting involvement in murder and subsequent break up with a half-Dragon art forger, Witch-cop Donata Santori is grateful for the distraction when her ex-lover requests her help. Not only are Magnus's beloved dead suddenly haunting the Ulfhednar shapechangers in his tiny rural hometown in Maine, their patron god Odin has turned his back on them, and the members of their once tight-knit enclave are at each other's throats. Literally.
Magnus is relying on Donata's experience in dealing with the gods, along with her magical ability to summon the dead, to help him unravel this mystery in time to save his clan. Donata only hopes to survive the ordeal so she can return home to the city and her quiet job at the precinct.
But first, she must discover who or what is behind the terrible attacks on the Ulfhednar. And the clock is ticking, in more ways than one...
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