Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer of Magic Blog Hop #Giveaways #Superheroes Romance

 Summer of Magic
Welcome to the Summer of Magic Blog Hop
CONTEST CLOSED! 

Prizes include $50 Gift Cards and a bunch of eBooks. 

Please comment on my post. I'm offering a prize to the person who makes the funniest comment! The prize is your choice of one of my ebooks. 

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My latest novel, Super Starrella, starts in the heat of Summer. Here is the scene just before the heroine’s superpowers are activated in an explosion.

Excerpt:
One sultry morning, Spotty was cantering along a straight stretch of shady lane and halted abruptly at the intersection with a broader gravel road.
The black motorbike leaned on a tree trunk at the side of the road. Clad in a sleeveless black shirt and jeans, Toby crouched on one knee and peered at the tires. Wary of the stranger, the mare snorted and pawed in the dirt. Wiping an oil stain from his cheek, Toby stood up and gazed at the horse and rider. His surly expression lightened, and he drawled, “Estelle! Hey babe, ain’t seen you for days. You avoidin’ the city gangster?”
Smiling at his acute question, she rolled her eyes and fluttered her lashes. “Hi Toby. I like it quiet.” He looked good; long legs, lean waist and broad chest with the cat tattoo stretched over his biceps.
Toby stepped to the mare’s side and stroked her neck. To Estelle’s surprise, Spotty stood still and tolerated his touch without even twitching an ear. Estelle enjoyed her vantage from the saddle, looking down on Toby’s head as he petted the mare. A black band restrained his long dark hair and a stray strand curled over his ear. Beads of sweat glistened on the back of his neck. He stood so close his elbow almost jostled her knee when he brushed the mare’s mane. She stifled the urge to run her fingers over the tattoo on his muscular arm. 
Swinging her head toward Toby, Spotty butted her nose against his chest. 
“Pretty mare,” he said, rubbing her pink nose. “Saw her in the Gossetts’ field by the road to town. Did she jump the fence again?”
“What of it?” Estelle stiffened, anticipating a rebuke.
Instead, he grinned. “You look good together. Two long haired blondes.”
Disconcerted by his casual compliment on her sun-bleached hair, she blushed. “There’s no space for a horse at home in Atalanta and I have to go back in two weeks when my classes start.” Estelle groaned at the thought of sitting in lecture halls all day instead of riding in the woods.
“Where’re you going to school?”
“Goldman University. I’m a freshman.” 
His browns met in a frown. “College kid? You look too young.”
“I’m nearly eighteen!” she cried, her voice shrill with indignation. Noticing how his lips twitched into a crooked smile, she said, “You’re teasing me, right?”
Cocking his eyebrows, Toby drawled, “Babe, you’ll be a star. No kidding.” He looked along the track in the direction she was heading and said, “Fort McPhee owns land that way. Watch where you ride. Don’t trip in a bomb hole.”  
“I’ll be careful.” Estelle turned the mare’s head, and kneed her flanks. Toby slapped the mare’s hindquarters and Spotty jumped forward into a trot. 

 Super Starrella

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Blurb:
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
         Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans. 

The Sequel, Starrella Falls, is on Pre-order for 99c:
 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HT1W8AW/ 

College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears revenge, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. Their lives are at stake and they face agonizing decisions. The wrong choice will lead to disaster. 






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39 comments:

  1. So the other day I decided I needed some alone time, Right! Everyone deserves that much.. My alone time meant for me to travel out into the woods so I can pray, give thanks and so on.. I did just that, and didn't realize how long or how far I actually traveled into the woods, LMBO! so this is were it gets interesting. I found myself lost, yes! lost lol How I found my way out and yes! this is real and maybe someone called me a blonde when I was younger loll Ok!! so I stuck out my right arm and followed the tipping of my fist and about 2 hours later I found the road that brought me home LOLL Only I could do something as silly as this.. hope you enjoyed!!
    @tisonlyme143
    tisme143@comcast.net

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    1. I'm terrible about directions. Often it is better to go in the opposite direction to the one I think is correct.

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  2. When my four oldest boys were little they were gone for the day.I decided to do laundry .When I was caught up and on the last load I decided I might as well throw my nightgown in .Well no one ever came in through the garage so I thought I was safe.Not so in walked my Mom and there I was stark naked.

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    1. But, she's seen you when you were younger!Lol

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  3. When my four oldest boys were little they were gone for the day.I decided to do laundry .When I was caught up and on the last load I decided I might as well throw my nightgown in .Well no one ever came in through the garage so I thought I was safe.Not so in walked my Mom and there I was stark naked.

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  4. My kids were sitting on the porch watching their 80 year old grandmother work in her vegetable garden when all of a sudden she started smacking at the ground with a shovel. After about 10 seconds of smacking and cursing, she just stood there grinning. As we started running to her she started singing "Another one bites the dust" and dancing around in a little circle doing what I would describe as a "snoopy dance". We just stood there looking at her. She finally stopped dancing and pointing off to the side she showed us what she had been smacking at. It was a snake about a foot long. My wide-eyed daughter looked at her granny and asked her why she didn't run when she saw the snake. Mom put her hands on her hip and said, "I guess that snake didn't get the memo that snakes are not allowed in my garden. So I had to do what "The Rock" would do and I gave him a smackdown!

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  5. I got up to freshen up my coffee. Not a problem. Walked into the bathroom, realized I was in the bathroom, and still turned in circles looking for the coffee maker. This was twice in one day! Yes, it actually happened. No, I was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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    1. Maybe you should get a second coffeemaker for the bathroom.

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  6. I'm not going into the gory details, but it involved me, my boyfriend at the time, backpacking to an idyllic camp site, wild under-the-stars sex....and a very startled porcupine. It's one of those things that was horrible at the time, but hilarious in retrospect.

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  7. I would make a horrible comedian because I can never think of a funny joke on the spot.

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  8. Hi! Happy 4th of July. Hope your having an amazing time with your family. Hmm. Something funny? How about my mema (dads mom) showing up to my 16th birthday party with her collection of sex toys and having the sex talk with the kids there... it was enlightening, to say the least. And lets just say, everyone there knows way more than they wanted to about my memas sex life. lol She overshared. My dad ran out the room puking. It was so funny!! She also 'schooled' him a bit on how to do some things his dad did really, really well. lol
    Thanks for the fun!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's certainly going further than most people would find comfortable.

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  9. My nephew used the size of my head to illustrate how big a dead catfish was. He is 5 years old.

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  10. Hmmmm.....yeah I'm not funny, lol. Good Luck to those who are!

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    1. You can always sign up for my newsletter and get a free book. Or else maybe I should give a prize for the most sensible comment.

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  11. I can't think of anything... My 2 year old daughter does a lot of silly stuff. This morning she was trying to workout with me it was cute and funny

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  12. Oh my... I can't honestly think of anything funny about my life. Unless you like klutzes that always hurt themselves! I bent down to grab something off the floor in my closet yesterday and as I was getting up I bashed my forehead into the wooden shelf. I have no clue how I managed that. So I have a small slice in my head and an egg.... :(

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    1. It doesn't have to be about your life.

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  13. Hmmm...well I was working for a charity event once and we were doing a traffic stop donation drive. An elderly couple stopped and donated some money in the bucket I was collecting in and as they drove away I yelled, "I love you!". I have no idea why I said I loved them...but I could see them chuckling and shaking their heads as they drove along. I guess maybe they reminded me of my grandparents and I said it on instinct. lol Weird instinct!

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  14. Well first of allmthank you for sharing in this giveaway. Now something funny,mmmm.... my teenage son likes to play jokes on me. One morning when i went to make coffee i found a rubber snake ontop of the coffee pot! Then while im dancing around the kitchen i go to turn the water on and got spayed with water from the sink sprayer! He had put a rubber band around it so when i turned the water on ,i got it! My husband walks in finds me dripping wet holding a rubber snake and just starts laughing at me, i guess i was a sight to see!

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  15. Well first of allmthank you for sharing in this giveaway. Now something funny,mmmm.... my teenage son likes to play jokes on me. One morning when i went to make coffee i found a rubber snake ontop of the coffee pot! Then while im dancing around the kitchen i go to turn the water on and got spayed with water from the sink sprayer! He had put a rubber band around it so when i turned the water on ,i got it! My husband walks in finds me dripping wet holding a rubber snake and just starts laughing at me, i guess i was a sight to see!

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  16. When I was dating my now husband we had just had some alone time in the shower. He got out & was getting dressed when I got out..... I fell & shattered his toliet. Water was spraying everywhere. Plumber was very impressed

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    1. Wow - you would think a toilet would be difficult to smash!

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  17. Some good books on the site. Great giveaway.

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  18. great stories but I cannot think of anything funny. Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. You can subscribe to my newsletter for a free ebook!

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  19. After showering I wrap my hair in a towel, running late as usual I left house for errands & forgot I still had my head towel on! Maybe I start a new fashion look!

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    1. Please start the trend in case I do the same!

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  20. I tend to destroy small kitchen appliances and gadgets. And yet my family still "lets" me cook...lol

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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