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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Doggone Deadly Release Day Giveaway

 

 It's here! After a two week delay (due to supply chain issues, of course), DOGGONE DEADLY is finally out in the world.

 
 I'm so excited to share this second book in my Catskills Pet Rescue series with you. Hopefully you've already read and loved the first book, FURBIDDEN FATALITY featuring Kari Stuart, her friends at the Serenity Sanctuary, and of course, her feisty little black kitten Queenie. In the second book, Kari's friend Suz is accused of murder at a dog show, and things, well, go to the dogs.
 
Here are some handy buy links:

To celebrate the book release, I'm going to be doing a fun giveaway, as usual. (You know I love giveaways.) Since so many of you loved the pictures I posted of the amazing tiny painting my tarot illustrator Elisabeth Alba did of me recently, I've ordered a cool totebag from RedBubble with that picture on it.




Inside the bag is going to be this fabulous gift pack of an Amazon Fire 7 tablet, a signed copy of the book, a cute stuffed kitten and a white dog (there are Bichons in the book), a pen, a bookmark, and a magnet. Who wouldn't want that? 

 

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Obviously, I'd love it if you would buy the book (or ask your library to buy it), spread the word far and wide, and of course, put up a short review once you've read it. But either way, feel free to enter. Happy book day!



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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.

Blurb:

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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