Sunday, January 11, 2015


To readers and authors. I regret to say that I've had to temporarily suspense posts to the FictionWitches site. If you have sent an email requesting a promotional spot, I apologize for the lapse in response time or posting. Due to a heavy writing/deadline schedule, plus running a small publishing company, AND the holidays, things got a little off-kilter. I had to set Fiction Witches site aside for a while. I will be reviewing requests in the inbox and contacting authors within the next few weeks. The writing deadlines are not slowing down but I will find the time to review and respond. I am also considering a more streamlined approach to the site. Until then, I am temporarily suspending any new posts until life gets a little less hectic (Spring?). Thank you! MJ

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bewitching Book Feature: Good vs Evil High by April Marcom

Deadly disaster strikes when Good falls in love with Evil. 

Kristine’s just been adopted into North Haven High, an ice castle hidden in the farthest reaches of the north for orphaned teenagers who possess an unfailing disposition for good. And she’s just in time for their Winter Competitions, a rivalry held each year between NHHS and Southland Cinder High, a school made up of the exact opposite sort of teens. Here she finds Knight, a Cinder she grew up with but lost contact with years ago. And even though it’s forbidden, she begins to fall for him. Of course, her North Haven boyfriend’s got a thing or two to say about that. But Kristine doesn’t care. She’s happier than she’s been in years as she gets closer and closer to the man she’s falling completely in love with and having crazy fun with her new roommates. 

Unfortunately it’s short lived, because everything begins going wrong. 

Available at AMAZON and other online retailers.

April Marcom works as a substitute teacher of all grades in her local schools, but her true passion is writing. When she's not teaching or creating stories, she's enjoying the country life with her car-obsessed husband and three fabulous children. She also enjoys rainy days, traveling, and her five very rowdy dogs. April grew up a southern bell in Mississippi, but is now a proud Oklahoman.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Entangled Blog Tour: Maddie James

Entangled Blog Tour
Maddie James

To see where I'll be visiting this week, visit this link.

About twenty years ago I insisted we take a family vacation during spring break. The children were young, probably about six and eight years old. I needed to get away from school and my teaching job, and the ocean was calling me. Haunting me, perhaps. Odd thing, though, I’d never been to the east coast. That didn’t slow me down or stop the haunting feeling about going there. So, off we went.

I chose Nags Head because the name of the town had always intrigued me. Once we were there, I was simply entranced with the area, the people, the food, the laid-back atmosphere. That was our first trip of many. Even after my husband and I divorced, I found ways to get there. The kids and I once went by ourselves, saving yard sale cash for the trip. I traveled with my parents and my sister and her family a few other times. And in the past couple of years, I’ve even taken a solo trip, all by my lonesome. This past summer, a whole new crew gathered in a huge house on Beach Road--both my children, my grandchildren, my daughter's boyfriend, his sons, and his parents, and my son and is fiancee. Making memories.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Boxed Set Feature - Enchanted Lover: Tales of Everlasting Love - 99 cents

ENCHANTED LOVER: Tales of Everlasting Love 

Seven Novels of Mystical, Magical and Paranormal Romance

PARAMOUR by Margaret Ethridge (ghost)
Two men: one living, one dead, and both vying for her love. Camellia Stafford has never been alone in her room. For twenty years, she's been engaged in a fierce power struggle with her bedroom's previous tenant, Frank DeLuca, the ghost trapped in the light fixture above her bed.

ENTRANCED by Maddie James (time travel, reincarnation)
Jack and Claire set out on a wild search through time, not only for the resolution to a powerful attraction between them, but also for a historical artifact that holds the key to their future happiness--the coveted silver-plated chalice made from Blackbeard's skull.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Meet the Author -- Peter Welmerink

Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He loves his hometown and West Michigan, which is why he writes about it. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

You can follow Peter at:
Twitter: @pwelmerink
Blogs: (TRANSPORT-related posts) (author interviews and all things fantastical)

So, Peter, tell us what you write and why does this genre resonate with you?

My name is Peter Welmerink. I write Epic Fantasy and, currently, Zombie Fantasy (as suggested by L. Andrew Cooper), or, as I like to call it: Post-Apocalyptic Military Zombie Adventure. Both genres, to me, have exciting (to write as well as read) elements of high adventure and survival challenges in fantastic settings.

Interesting! I have to confess this is not a genre I read (zombies) but I am fascinated by post-apocalyptic stories. So given that, if you were in the midst of an apocalyptic event, and you had 15 minutes to gather whatever possessions you can to flee your home, what would you take with you?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bewitching Book Feature: Ruby, Tree of Blood by Jettie Necole

by Jettie Necole


A historical romance begins to blossom around Lady Ruby Waterfield, but family secrets and unpredictable suitors expose a world of supernatural creatures—ancient enemies bound by war: vampires and warlocks. 

Set in 1811 England, Ruby finally attends her first London Season at the age of eighteen. After departing from her safe, secluded childhood in the country, she quickly discovers that taking her rightful place among the aristocracy is the least of her worries after she becomes the target of a vindictive vampire. Determined to learn the truth about her family bloodlines, this clever debutante must navigate her pursuit while two gentlemen—one, her loyal best friend; the other, a mysteriously handsome stranger—grow increasingly tied to her future. From the dark alleys of Covent Garden to the lavish balls of the high society ton, clandestine agendas leave Ruby's heart exposed to a dangerous new world of mystery, magic, and love. 

Ruby is the first novel in the Tree of Blood series that takes root in exposing the origins of supernatural bloodlines. 

Ruby unites the seductive and sinister actions of the supernatural with the allure and elegance of a Regency romance. 

Available at AMAZON and other online retailers.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bewitching Book Feature: Shine by Joann H. Buchanan

"Light shines through the darkest cloud." 

Angels are all around us, they get drunk off espresso, wear clothes like normal human beings and yes even have families like the rest of human society. These were just a few of the things Elizabeth was about to learn. 

Photographer and graphic artist Elizabeth is out in the middle of the country taking pictures of a cloudy sky when she witnesses an angel descend through the rays of light penetrating the clouds in the sky. Shocked, she passes out. Upon awakening, Elizabeth sees Samuel kneeling next to her calling her name with a voice so pure she's sure it isn't real. Samuel pops in and out of her life, confusing her as to what's real and what isn't. Slowly, Elizabeth gets him to admit he's an angel and the two of them fall in love, but there's a price to be paid for falling in love with an angel. Will their love be strong enough to fight against the darkness that surrounds them?

Shine is available at AMAZON.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sweet Christmas Kisses by Award-winning and Bestselling Authors

This holiday season, warm your heart with 14 Sweet Christmas Kisses, a bundle of PG-rated romance novels and novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Top-selling Christmas boxed set, NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON and other online ebook retailers!

Sweet Christmas Kisses takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild--sometimes magical--west. The Sweet Christmas Kisses bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy, for more than 1600 pages. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Novak.

Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author. Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy's help to do it. When they're talked into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Guest Post -- Mysti Parker and The Roche Hotel, Season One

Season One
A serial romantic comedy by Mysti Parker

            After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.

THEY say a lot of things, don’t they? Like don’t wear white after Labor Day or don’t fry bacon with your shirt off (that’s probably good advice, come to think of it). Most of what THEY say goes right in one ear and out the other. But, in terms of writing, when THEY say “write what you know”, it makes a lot of sense. So, that’s where The Roche Hotel got its start—from my own experience working in a hotel way back in the ‘90s.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entangled by Maddie James -- Today's Release!

Maddie James weaves a five book series that combines romance, paranormal, and spiritual elements—within historical and contemporary worlds—in a family’s quest not only to break a legendary pirate’s curse, but also to bring the entire family together again. Full circle. The characters trip through time from 1718 to the future, and through spiritual worlds, to reconnect with their fated spirit mates.

Book Three

Can souls touch through dreams and find their way home again?


Jackson Porter seeks to fulfill his mother, Claire Porter’s, dying request, and find answers about the
imaginary lover who haunts his nights. His future, he learns, is in a place called Ohio, miles and centuries away from his barrier island home in 1745. The land, his dying mother tells him, is his legacy. She urges him to claim it.

In the year 2038, Kari Upton is driven to fight federal sanctions to save her land and her valuable poppy crops. Her upcoming marriage is one of convenience. Marrying Tye Gentry will save her Ohio farmland. There is no other way to gain power than to marry him and ride on his father’s political coattails to the state legislature.

And all would be perfect if it weren’t for those erotic dreams of a man with long dark hair who haunts her day and night....

Entangled is available today at AMAZON and other online retailers.

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