Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Goldilox and the Three Scares: Deborah Blake's Three Favorite Witches

It's that time of year once again - time for Goldilox and the Three Scares!
Because it's called three scares, we asked a few of our favorite authors to give us scary a top three list.

Today's post comes from Deborah Blake
When I was asked to pick my three favorite somethings for the season, naturally, I picked witches. Not only are my books (both fiction and nonfiction) about witches, but I actually am one. (Don’t worry, I’m a good witch…mostly.) My upcoming book, VEILED MAGIC, features a witch-cop, and is set in the near future of a world almost like ours.

Here are my three favorite witches:

In books—Rachel in Kim Harrison’s Hallows series. She’s kick-ass and magical, but still flawed and trying to learn her place in the world. (Fun fact: This series was part of what inspired me to write VEILED MAGIC.)

In movies—I love the sisters in Practical Magic, but my real favorite character is their aunt, played by Stockard Channing. So quirky and fun!

In television—this one was tougher. I loved the early Willow from Buffy, but not so much the darker one. To be honest, I still have a soft spot for Samantha from Bewitched. It was a silly show, admittedly, but it was the first time I can remember a witch being the heroine and not the villain!

Deborah Blake's prize pack has a Veiled Magic tote bag, a hand-painted Halloween cat, a black cat magnet, a broom pen, and some bookmarks and other swag. (Giveaway is U.S. only.)

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Veiled Magic
Deborah Blake
Release: November 17, 2015
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Since Witches came out of the broom-closet in the early 21st century, they have worked alongside humans as police officers, healers, stock traders, and more. But they aren’t the only paranormal entities in our world...
Police officer and Witch Donata Santori spends her days interrogating dead witnesses by summoning their spectral forms. Normally the job is little more than taking statements and filing reports. But when she’s called in on the case of a murdered art restorer, she finds herself suddenly in possession of a mystical portrait that both the human and paranormal communities would kill to get their hands on.

Unable to take on the forces hunting her alone, Donata seeks help from two unlikely and attractive allies: a reluctant shape-changer and a half-dragon art forger. But as the three of them hurry to uncover the truth about the powerful painting, Donata realizes that she’s caught in the middle of not one but two wars—one for possession of the painting’s secrets and one for possession of her heart...

About the Author

Deborah Blake is the author of the Baba Yaga Series from Berkley (Wickedly Dangerous, Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Powerful) and has published nine books on modern witchcraft with Llewellyn Worldwide. When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans’ Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker, tarot reader, and energy healer. She lives in a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magical and mundane.

Blog: http://deborahblake.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahblake
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.blake
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21857371-wickedly-wonderful

Meet Deborah Blake, along with lots of other great authors, and our very own Goldilox at Coastal Magic Con.


  1. I really love Practical Magic and the aunts were definitely one of my favorite parts of that movie.

    And I agree with you on Willow. I loved her character until they went the addicted to magic route with her.

    1. They kind of lost me there, but until then, she was one of my faves.

  2. Oh Practical Magic is one of the best movies ever. I also love Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan. You have good taste. I also adore Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews. linda (at) gordonvalley (dot) com

    1. Kate is another one of my favorites! YOU have good taste :-)

  3. Endora is my favorite fictional witch. My favorite real-life witch is Sybil Leek. Reading about her started me off, many years ago.

  4. love Tabitha Samatha's daughter lol. And I am looking forward to reading this.


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