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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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...
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.
About the Author
Website: http://deborahblakeauthor.comBlog: http://deborahblake.blogspot.com
Meet Deborah Blake, along with lots of other great authors, and our very own Goldilox at Coastal Magic Con.