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Book Tour & Giveaway: Illicit Magic & witchcraft, wicked witchcraft

Book Tour & Giveaway: Illicit Magic & witchcraft, wicked witchcraft

by davincikittieApril 14, 2012

Please help me welcome author Camilla Chafer to GT today!

Five things that make my witches different…
I love how popular witches have become in urban fantasy/ paranormal fiction yet all our witches are so different. I thought it would be fun to talk today about what sets the witches of the Stella Mayweather series apart.

1. They are “the same but different” in that all my witches have different powers. So, when my witches come up against each other, they can never be certain of what skills the other possesses. Some can dematerialize and teleport wherever they like, while others are skilled at telekinesis, necromancy or spell craft, plus the potency of their power can be affected too.

2. Stella Mayweather is not a kickass heroine. She’s brave (even when scared), determined, loyal and very willing to learn… but you won’t find her taking down men twice her size or wielding a sword. Instead, she could be the girl next door… with a few extra magical attributes!

3. Who knows who the good guys or the bad guys are. My good guys do things that aren’t altogether altruistic and my bad guys might try to be your friend. They all have secrets, there are more than a few lies and manipulations, and the lines between good and evil can get blurred. Stella has to be careful whom she trusts.

4. Forget your traditional witch. There are no familiars, cauldrons, frog’s legs, eye of newt or rhyming incantations herein. Wizards, warlocks, witches (and they can call themselves any of these) wield a special kind of innate magic as though as it’s another sense. Though you might hear a spell cast, it’s more likely that something will just get done… magically.

5. The international setting. My English witch travels to the US and back again during the course of the series with action on both sides of the pond. You’ll meet quiet town warlocks and big city witches, and mysterious witch hunters that have the funds to charter jets.

Thanks for having Illicit Magic over today and I hope you enjoyed hearing a few things about Stella’s adventures and the things she comes up against!

Illicit Magic

by Camilla Chafer

More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it’s happening again.

Racing from attack by the ruthless Brotherhood in London to the powerful witch council in New York, twenty-four-year-old novice witch Stella has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive but she might not be any safer in their midst than from the danger she is running from.

Sent to an extraordinary safe house by the sea to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful witch but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?

There is only one secret that someone will do anything to keep quiet, but whose secret is it and will Stella have to pay the price for silence?

Amazon UK Top 10 contemporary fantasy bestseller
Amazon US Top 45 fantasy bestseller
Amazon US Top 50 contemporary fantasy bestseller

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About the author…

Hi, I’m Camilla and I’m the author of the Stella Mayweather Series, an urban fantasy/mystery. The series starts with Illicit Magic and a lonely young woman, Stella, who has been caught up in a terrifying witch hunt and is whisked thousands of miles away to what she thinks is safety to learn her craft. The series is a blend of magic, mystery and romance with a splash of humour – and while the girls really do go all out to save themselves, there’s always a hunky guy or two on hand to help them out. The series continues with Unruly Magic and Devious Magic, both out now.

I live in London, England, but I try to travel as often as I can – I’ve been all over the US and Europe. In my day job I’m a journalist and editor so I write for magazines, newspapers and websites throughout the world (my favourite assignment was spending a week riding rollercoasters – if you listen carefully you can probably still hear me screaming) but writing fiction has always been my first love.

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.

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