~MARK ALL~ GUEST POST “THE MAGIC OF WRITING PARANORMAL THRILLERS”….

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Join Mark All, author of the paranormal thriller, The Spellcaster’s Grimoire, as he tours the blogosphere May 6 – 31 2013!

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The Magic of Writing Paranormal Thrillers

MARK ALL

 

 

If reading is an escape from our ordinary lives, then Paranormals offer the most magical escape possible, to exotic otherworlds where time and the rules of reality break down and anything can and does happen. They transport us to strange lands fraught with perilous situations and terrifying monsters we vicariously vanquish.

 

 

We find modern Paranormals and urban fantasies all the more enthralling because they present worlds based on our own familiar realities, with a twist.That makes them more believable, more real for being grounded in our own world.

 

 

Along with the thrills, Paranormals appeal to us on a deeper level by staging our dilemmas and moral quandaries in an otherworldly context, where we can see them more clearly.We gain insight into human problem-solving by experiencing the symbolic playing out of our own tribulations.

 

 

These novels also typically feature strong heroines.Protagonists are often witches or women with similar magical abilities, and witchcraft has always been a potent metaphor for the power of women.It’s basic and elemental, as witchcraft seeks to command the forces of nature, a symbolic control over our reality and our lives.

 

 

While these journeys are magical excursions into the unknown for readers, they are even more exciting for the writers!We fully immerse ourselves in our wildest imaginings and wish fulfillment.We rehearse our own life struggles in a situation removed from reality—much more fun than sitting around agonizing about how to deal with that troublesome coworker or pay for that plumbing project we’ve been putting off. We get into flow and explore these curious supernatural dimensions as we create them.

 

 

And if the reader has half as much fun as the author, then she’s had quite a joy ride. Providing that entertainment and respite from reality for others makes all the hard work of world-building more rewarding than any other undertaking I can imagine!

Thank you, Mark, what an interesting and intriguing take on “The magic in writing Paranormal Thrillers”!

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The Spellcaster's GrimoireABOUT THE SPELLCASTER’S GRIMOIRE

 

Bestselling witchcraft author Trish Sinclair has a shameful secret: she’s a lousy spellcaster, and the spells in her books belong to others. So when a dying warlock entrusts her with an ancient and powerful grimoire, she runs for her life from his murderer, psychotic witch Kate Cavanaugh. Kate pursues Trish relentlessly to obtain the grimoire, which holds spells to command the fearsome power of a magic crystal hidden in town—and Kate is determined to have that power.

When the town coven refuses to help Trish protect the grimoire, she is forced to turn to cynical warlock Aidan McCarthy, who has a secret agenda of his own, and Rain Devereaux, a novice witch whose spellcasting abilities are even worse than Trish’s.  As Kate unleashes the elemental might of tornados and ice storms on the trio, they desperately struggle to defeat her.

But Kate is too powerful, and she manages to steal the grimoire and unearth the crystal. Trish knows Kate will use the stone’s power to exact her deadly revenge on Aidan and the town coven unless Trish can manifest her latent magical abilities to save them.

Purchase The Spellcaster’s Grimoire!

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Mark AllABOUT MARK ALL

 

Mark All is the author of paranormal thrillers The Spellcaster’s Grimoire and Mystic Witch, published by ImaJinn Books in trade paperback and eBook formats.  He has won two international writing awards and contributed to Computer Legends, Lies & Lore.

 

Mystic Witch received a 5 Star review from the Paranormal Romance Guild, and 3½ stars (out of 4½ possible stars) from RT Book Reviews.

 

Mark is a full-time author after a career as an instructional systems designer at a Fortune 16 company. Prior to his work in computer-based training, he held jobs ranging from gravedigger to FM radio announcer to professional rock guitarist.

 

Mark presents writing workshops and taught his “Planning Your Novel” course at the Spruill Center for the Arts.

 

He earned a Masters degree in computer-based education and a Bachelor of Music cum laude.

 

You can visit Mark All’s website at www.MarkAllAuthor.com.

 

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Check out “My Thoughts” on “The Spellcaster’s Grimoire”

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~GAMBLING ON LOVE~ EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY…..

MBA&M AND ENTANGLED PUBLISHERS PRESENTS….

GAMBLING ON LOVE

~NANCY FRASER & PATTI SHENBERGER~

 

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GAMBLING ON LOVE

SUMMARY
 

Mississippi after the Civil War isn’t easy when you’re a willful young lady nor if you’re a slave, and Felicity is determined to make their lives better. She devises a plan to move her father’s illegally indentured workers North. After conning Jake McCade, the owner of the gambling river boat known as the River Maiden, into helping her, she, disguised as a boy, accompanies her slaves. Everything is going according to plan until Jake gets a little too close and discovers her subterfuge.

 

While Jake and Felicity find themselves in agreement about helping the slaves, they are at odds over everything else, including their quickly escalating feelings for one another.

 

When her father catches up to them, it’s either marriage or jail for Jake, so they decide to chance the wedding –for propriety’s sake. Will gambling on love be a bust or reap a happily ever after?

EXCERPT:

Jake brushed the silky bloom across her cheek and teased her lips with the fragrant flower. “It’s very close to the color of your skin.”

 

Felicity felt a rush of warmth fill her body and knew she was blushing.

 

Jake dusted the flower across her cheek a second time. “It’s an even closer match now.”

 

The telltale warmth grew stronger, and Felicity wished she could turn and walk—no, run—away. Yet, she couldn’t. “I wish—”

 

Jake lifted her chin until their gazes met. “You wish what, Princess?”

 

Felicity swallowed as delicately as the huge lump in her throat would allow. “I wish you’d not do that.”

 

“Do what?”

 

“Make me blush. Call me Princess. Either.”

 

“Oh.”

 

The one word piqued her inquisitiveness. “What did you think I was going to say?”

 

“I thought perhaps you were going to wish for another kiss.”

 

Okay, Felicity, this is your out. Your chance to let him know he has no effect on you. “I suppose we could. I mean you are going to help, and—”

 

He smiled down at her, finding obvious amusement in her rambling, and then took a step forward until they were nearly touching. When he reached out his hand and cupped her cheek in his palm, her breath caught and her heartbeat took a hummingbird’s flight within her chest.

 

“Well, which is it?” he asked slowly, deliberately.

 

She darted her tongue out, wetting her suddenly dry lips and earning his throaty groan as a reward for her action.

 

“Never mind, Princess, I’ll choose for both of us.”

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Thanks to Tara, we are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-galley of GAMBLING ON LOVE. Open internationally. Giveaway will run from May 17 until May 24,2013.
THANK YOU EVERYONE AND ENJOY!
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