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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tour: Whistle Down the Wind by Sibelle Stone (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome author Sibelle Stone who is joining us on her tour for Whistle Down the Wind!

Creative Space by Sibelle Stone

One of the loveliest gifts I received this year was an office of my own. My husband did most of the design and all of of the building. We had a space that we weren’t using anymore for the extra bedroom. We determined since it was a fairly large room, we could split it and use half for an office and half for a TV room, the part of the room is now referred to as the “man cave”.

I knew right from the start that I wanted a Victorian/Steampunk vibe in the room. We’ve collected antiques for many years, so we began to search for furniture that would represent the right time period, but also be useful.
We  headed down to Portland, Oregon for one of the biggest antique markets in the country. It was so large, we needed two days to get through it, and even then, we didn’t see everything. We just got so tired we had to give up.
And we found some amazing pieces. My husband had purchased an antique book case that was sized perfectly for the room. The fact that it had skeleton keys to open the cabinet made it even more perfect.  We added a large library table, and found a filing cabinet that needed a little TLC. With some wax, a few fixes and elbow grease, it was perfect.

An antique lamp form the early 1900’s provides illumination. The accessories were added slowly, with curtains, rods with glass finails and a small carpet from Pottery Barn along with, a chair dressed in a red and gold fabric, the room was fully furnished. Finally, at Steamcon in October, I found the perfect art for the room.

I can now sit at my desk, in my well-furnished office and dream up storylines, work on blogging and update my websites.
And sometimes I just gaze out the window at the mountain behind our house and daydream. Isn’t that what creative space is for?
What would your perfect office look like?

We started with this:   
 
















Added this stuff:












And the art work was a finishing touch
 
Link for artwork -  Link: Aimee Stewart   http://foxfires.com/home.cfm





Whistle Down the Wind
Book One The Mystic Moon Series - Featuring the Glyndwr sisters
Elemental witches!
Genre: Historical romance with paranormal elements
Publisher: Moon Valley Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9839103-2-9
Page count:  360
Escaping from the persecution of the European witch hunts, a beautiful witch with the power to control the wind joins forces with a handsome Cavalier on a mission to save the King of England and the colony of Virginia.Catlin Glyndwr is a tenth generation Mistress of Elements -- a hereditary witch who can call upon her elemental spirits for assistance in casting spells.Accused of witchcraft in seventeenth century England, she faces the hangman. Even though she took a vow never to hurt anyone with her magic, if her true powers are revealed, she’ll be executed.Sir Griffin Reynolds is on his way to the colony of Virginia, on a secret mission to locate Puritan rebels intent upon seizing the throne of King Charles II. When his best friend becomes deathly ill while interrogating a beautiful Welsh maiden accused of using magic to attack a local official – Griffin is forced to strike a bargain with her in order to save his friend’s life.
When Catlin and Griffin travel together on a voyage to the American colonies, they try to resist the pull of erotic sensuality that flares between them. It is a temptation they both soon crave. But danger lurks aboard ship and evil haunts Catlin. She must learn how her destiny is linked with that of the man who has vowed to protect her.In a dangerous and unexplored world, where superstition exists along side the new discoveries of science, powerful elemental spirits are capable of assisting the magical adepts. But there is always danger in harnessing magic and a price to pay when one calls to the spirit world for help.
While Griffin tries to deny his attraction to Catlin, she works her own special magic on his heart and he discovers he cannot resist falling under her sensual spell.Together, Catlin and Griffin learn that a journey of the heart requires courage, trust and the ability to believe in the astonishing gift of love.
Tagline: A beautiful witch discovers there’s more then one way to be wicked!


Author Bio
Sibelle Stone is the pseudonym for award winning historical romance author Deborah Schneider. Sibelle writes sexy steampunk and paranormal stories, filled with magic, mad scientists, dirigibles, automatons, and creatures that would scare the panties off Deborah. In her spare time Sibelle enjoys dressing up in Victorian ensembles, modding play guns into something that looks a bit more sinister and wearing hats.


A lifelong love of American history led Deborah Schneider from teaching high school to writing novels. Her first book, Beneath A Silver Moon won the Molly award for “Most Unsinkable Heroine” from the Heart of Denver chapter of RWA and was later a finalist in the New Historical Voice Contest in 2000. Her most recent release Promise Me won the 2011 EPIC Award for Best Western Romance. Her first steampunk story, No Ordinary Love was published in fall 2011. Deborah is employed by the busiest and best library system in the U.S. She’s received the “Open Book Award” from Pacific Northwest Writers and was named “Librarian of the Year” by Romance Writers of America in 2009. 




~*GIVEAWAY*~
Sibelle is giving away one copy of Beneath A Silver Moon in winner's choice of format, digital or print, and a $10 gift card to Starbucks. Print book and gift card is only open to US residents but the digital copy is open world wide. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering the authors question and then fill out the RaffleCopter below with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

15 comments:

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

*yadkny* said...

WOW! I love that artwork pic! My perfect office would definitely be something along the lines of comfortable chic with all the latest gadgets:)

yadkny@hotmail.com

Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the chance to win! Looks like a great book!

erin said...

Thanks for a fun post and giveaway!

Your book sounds fantastic!

Have a wonderful weekend!

divavixenqueen said...

The cover on the book looks really great.Thanks for the chance to win

Cheryl S. said...

My perfect office would be plush, Oriental. The deep dark colors with super comfy couch and large pillows on the floor. When I walked into my office, I want to be whisked away to a different place.

Whistle Down The Wind sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway!

Cheryl S. said...

I tried to find Deborah Schneider on Facebook and could not find her and your link to her Facebook page on the rafflecopter is no good. How do I find her on Facebook?

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

Cheryl, I just tested the FB link and it's coming up. :( RaffleCopter may have been having a hiccup. Here is the direct link http://www.facebook.com/people/Deborah-Schneider/1605913704

Barbara said...

Looks like a good read. Thanks for the intro to a 'new to me' author and an AWESOME giveaway op! :)

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Deborah Schneider said...

Thank you for all the great comments! I've been in Philadelphia attending the Public Library Association conference. Yesterday I didn't have any internet access,

Tore, Krystal, Brin and Cheryl - I appreciate your positive energy. I hope readers like the story of Catlin and Griffin. I've spent a lot of time creating their book.

Yadkny, I have a computer in my office and a printer, but my favorite thing is the old-fashioned typewriter, (for looks only),

DivaVixenQueen - the cover features Jimmy Thomas. And I always had Julianne Moore in my head as Catlin, (a younger Julianne) and I think the model on the cover looks like her.

Thank you again for stopping by.

Linda said...

That's beautiful! Definitely would inspire creativity. A workplace should be comfortable, I get back aches sitting in some of the cubicles in the office where I work. I love windows too that look out over greenery.

Na said...

Comfort is the most important thing for me and having that makes me productive.

Di said...

I haven't read any of Deborah's books yet, I her alter-ego's book sounds interesting too.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Rachel V said...

I have not read any of these books but it sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Helen said...

witch books are my favorite and I have not read this one yet. It will definitely be on my to read list now.