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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Guest Post/Giveaway: The Luminary by Elle J Rossi


The Luminary
Elle J Rossi

A witch running from death. A warrior seeking redemption. Only one can win a battle that may very well cost them their hearts and strip them of their souls.

When Meera Brennan learns she’s a Luminary, one of the most powerful witches in existence, it rocks her already fragile world. The revelation explains the disturbing episodes that made her question her sanity, but does little to soothe the sting of discovering her life is now at risk. To save herself and keep peace within the veiled community, Meera will have to hone her powers and brave an ancient realm to destroy the slayer’s magickal source. She alone must dispel chaos and ensure the balance of good and evil for all mankind. 

Banished and stripped of his guardian powers because of a witch, Ghanem Adamo, former prince of the Saharren realm, receives a chance at redemption when his estranged father reveals an immortal battle destined to alter all realms. In order to protect the innocent, regain his title and reunite with his family, Ghanem must destroy the slayers’ source of power and bring down their terrorizing leader. 

Her life . . . 

Or his throne . . .

When the war against the slayers force Meera and Ghanem to work together, more than magickal sparks fly. Challenged by fate, can love survive a nefarious battle that can result in only one prize?

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Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Elle J Rossi
  
Dare I say magic is all around us? Yes, actually, I do dare because I believe it truly is. Perhaps all we need to do is stare until we zone out, or allow our vision to distort to the point that we get that sparkly haze. Whatever it takes to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

In The Luminary, Meera is introduced to her first portal. She realizes she’s seen them several times in her life, but never knew what they were. You’ve seen them too. You know how the air warps on a hot summer day, or above a car that has just turned off? That’s a portal, an entryway to another world. What if you took a chance and jumped through one with your eyes wide open? More than likely, you’d cause quite the scene. But if there were even a slight chance that it could lead to somewhere new and exciting, wouldn’t you want to give it a try no matter how high the ridicule stakes? I know I would.

Have you ever driven from point A to point B and forgotten everything in between? How in the world did you manage not to crash or get lost? Easy. Your vehicle is really a magic carpet, or better yet, a time machine. Don’t laugh. You know you’ve thought about it!

Okay, try this. The next song you hear will be your theme song for the day. Somehow it will work out and you’ll totally get it. That’s magic, my friends. Do yourself a favor and don’t play any angry music. It just creates a bad vibe all around.

The next time you feel a storm rolling in, step outside and watch the trees sway in the wind. Watch the clouds sweep across the sky. Tilt your head up and inhale deeply. That’s not just a storm, that’s a witch casting a spell. Her spell may have the simple purpose of soaking the earth. Or, someone may have really ticked her off. You better not stay outside too long in case that someone was you. Witches have been known to use lightning bolts to zap a person or two.

Your turn! Have some fun and take a stab at it. Turn something completely ordinary into something rather extraordinary.


 Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places.

After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She'd found a new love. She'd found her escape.

Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she's creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn't get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn't have it any other way.


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Isn't that just such a wonderful post?  I loved it so much!  It's so dreamy, and yes, it makes me remember that magic is all around.  So now its your turn.  Is there something magical around you?  Tell me anything related to this post, and be entered to win one of two ebooks of The Luminary!  Thanks for stopping by, and thank you to Elle for such a beautiful post!

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17 comments:

  1. Something magical.....hmmmm........Liz you're killing me! LOL Idk! I am so not creative! can I raincheck? Disqus is new to me it was easy though!
    Thanks as always for the amazing giveaway! <3

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  2. Good morning, Tobi! Love your name. May I steal it for a character? Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. Liz @ Fictional CandySeptember 11, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Tobi, you are crazy lol. Don't worry, I won't hunt you down....yet :) Thanks for coming by!

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  4. I don't know about today but I've definitely had the "magic carpet" ride to work and home in the car before...lol...good guest post! The Luminary sounds like an interesting book:) Thanks for the spotlight

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  5. I like witches. lol Discus is okay. It was easy to use. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I know what you mean with magic.. with me it was always watching the fields sway in the wind. Reminded me of a fae running and playing and all I wanted to do was run with them

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  7. Hi Liz! I love a good witch story and I do believe in magic too! Love Disqus, I think it's cool and different! This book sounds interesting, but honestly, the cover isn't something that would catch my interest! Thanks for this chance!

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  8. You Made You Love Me is the song playing on the Swing station right now. And Goody Goody just came on. Hmm... Will let you know how one of those works into my theme song Elle. Should be interesting. I would enter that portal if I knew I could come back. I'm adventurous to a certain point. I'd really like to enter it to go to another time period rather than another world. I know, even less adventurous staying in this world right? Will spend the rest of the day looking for the extraordinary. :-)

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  9. Hi Eliza! How'd those songs work out for you?

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by today, Proserpine! A fellow believer! Love it. A world without magick would be tragic.

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  11. I love that visual! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hi Sherry! Witches have intrigued me for quite some time. I love the idea of casting spells.

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  13. Hi, Maria! My magick ride is almost always on the way to work. I have no idea how I make it every day!

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  14. There definitely IS magick all around us. Several times in my life, I have thought of someone that I haven't spoken to in some time, like years and years. And then suddenly, there they are back in my life. Maybe I run into them, or they find me on FB or through a friend. Crazy! Can't wait to read your book!

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  15. That's a great one, Zella! And so very true! Definitely MAGICK!

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  16. I like Disqus because it is easy to use! As far as magic goes, I think all kinds of really great coincidences are even magic day-to-day and love all sorts of paranormal stories! Thanks for giving us a shot at winning a neat book!

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