I am so excited that Teri’s blog tour is finally here! I read her book over two months ago and I want everyone to know about it! Teri Harman is the author of a new series about witches. The first book in the series is called Blood Moon for Jolly Fish Press. You can find my review of Teri’s book on Goodreads. Below is a guest post by the author about magic. Enjoy!
The fascination with witches has stood the test of time because of three human obsessions: power, controversy and the unknown.
POWER: People love power. We want it, need it, lack it, find it, lose it, respect it, envy it, dream about it, fear it. Witches in all their forms, from the real physic healers of ancient times to our fantastical fictional recreations, have and fight for power.
In the case of the Moonlight witches, that power is the ability to control the elements, the earth, and tap into energies all around us. They play with power in things as tiny as growing a flower out of the ground and then as big as breaking into the mind of a corpse to pull out his last memories. In BLOOD MOON, the story centers around a fight for power, for the control of the most powerful magic. It’s Light witches vs. Dark and a race to the night of the Blood Moon, October’s full moon.
CONTROVERSARY: We humans can’t get enough of controversy. We crave it and seek it out in books, movies, TV, the news, and even our own lives. Witches have always been a source of controversy. They sit on the outside of what is normal and so fascinate. Even the famous Salem Witch Trials started with a family rivalry between the Putnam and Porter families.
In BLOOD MOON, there is plenty of agitation and dispute. Willa and Simon, who’ve lived with strange abilities all their lives, but never known they were witches until recently, must face the hard choice of joining in a fight between Light and Dark. If they join the Light covens they’ll be a part of magical history and have access to the earth’s greatest powers, but it may also mean giving up everything they’ve ever known and loved.
UNKNOWN: Magic is unpredictable. Anything can and usually does happen. Witches test the unknown, they create it. It’s exciting. To venture into the unknown and discover what’s beyond is a natural human instinct. We brave high mountains, we seek out new worlds, we try new medicines and new foods. We write a book and hope people will read it J
Willa and Simon live in a world of the unknown. And their journey of discovery is at the heart of BLOOD MOON and the entire trilogy. After all, it’s what we all do: face the unknown and walk forward.
Watch the book trailer below.
Blood Moon (Moonlight Trilogy #1) will be available for purchase on June 22, 2013 in hardback, paperback and eBook format through B&N and Amazon.
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Description: Willa dreams of true events and her best friend is a ghost. Simon can heal any wound with a touch and senses others’ emotions, intentions. All their lives they’ve felt alone in their bizarre abilities, hiding behind a facade of normalcy, wondering why and how. The night Simon walks into the Twelve Acres Diner and meets Willa face to face, in a swirl of electric heat, they are bound to one another and glimpse the magic of who they are.
Across town a witch is held prisoner in the derelict basement of an old Victorian house. One night as it rains, she dares to reach her filthy, scarred hand out the window. Willa, walking home from work, recognizes the pathetic hand from a recent, terrible dream.
After a daring rescue of the witch, Willa and Simon are catapulted into the alluring but dangerous world of witchcraft and the magic of The Six Gifts. Answers to all their questions are within reach, but they’ve stepped into the middle of a deadly fight for the Powers of the Earth. Do they stay, risk their lives on the promise of power, or walk away?
About the author: TERI HARMAN has believed in all things wondrous and haunting since her childhood days of sitting in the highest tree branches reading Roald Dahl and running in the rain imagining stories of danger and romance. Currently, her bookshelf is overflowing, her laundry unfolded, and her three small children running mad while she pens bewitching novels. She also writes a bi-weekly book column for ksl.com, Utah’s #1 news site and hosts a monthly television segment for Studio 5, Utah’s #1 lifestyle show.
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