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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Weather Witch by Shannon Delaney (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today we would like to give a warm welcome to author, Shannon Delany, joining us with her new Y.A. Paranormal/Steampunk book, Weather Witch!


It's no secret to my fans that I love music and allow my creative process to be influenced by music. Although I wrote "Pieces of Eight" in TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES with song lyrics that were crafted specifically for the story, WEATHER WITCH was the first time I worked with a singer/songwriter to craft lengthier songs that would carry action and allude to things to come. I worked with Wade Mulvihill of Oneonta, NY to do this and here are a couple of the verses in one very important song we call "Reeling."

No storm that ever strikes
Shall leave me helpless and afraid
And if darkness lingers heavy
I'll be fearless and brave

But if ever I am wary
If ever I am scared
I will listen to the wind
For the answer's always there

The sun burns like an ember
The air is cool and calm
But nothing lasts forever
In this world you must take on

The ground will shake and tremble
As the clouds divide
Rivers flood the land
And lightning parts the sky...




About the Book:
In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!
Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!
But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.


About the Author:
Shannon Delany grew up in a community that was traditional and respectful of superstitions and old religions and was very creative. She was surrounded by arts, crafts, and other languages from a young age and enjoyed sampling everything that atmosphere had to offer. Her childhood directly impacted her fascination with myths, legends, and the paranormal and has enjoyed using that information to write her 13 TO LIFE and WEATHER WITCH novels and her short stories.
http://www.shannondelany.com/






~*GIVEAWAY*~
Signed mini poster - Signed postcard and more story-related goodies
Shannon is giving away a prize pack (listed above) to one reader today. To enter, just show the author some love by leaving her a question or comment and then fill out the rafflecopter below! (Please see terms & conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway




~*Tour-Wide Giveaway*~
Shannon Delaney will be giving away the following to one lucky winner at the end of the tour:
  • a signed copy of Weather Witch
  • a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies (all connected to the story)
  • signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
  • a handcrafted mask
  • a special metal and crystal bookmark
  • a mini top hat
  • a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by me (it'll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).




Tour Schedule:

June 15: a GREAT read  (Guest Post)
June 16: BookHounds Ya  (Interview)
June 17: The Loyal Book  (Interview)
June 19: Book Nerds Anonymous  (Spotlight)
June 18: Morgan Wylie Author  (Guest Post)
June 20: Book O'Clock (Spotlight)
June 21: Paranormal Reads  (Interview)
June 22: The library Haunt  (Spotlight)
June 23: DJ's Life in Fiction  (Guest Post)
June 24: Overflowing Shelf  (Interview)
June 25: From the Shadows  (Guest Post)
June 26: Jennzah.net  (Guest Post)
June 27: My Reading Obsession  (Spotlight)
June 28:  Read My Mind  (Guest Post)
June 29: A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner  (Spotlight & Review)
June 30: Pen and Muse (Guest Posst)
July 1:  Litterbox Blog  (Guest Post)
July 2: Crazy Book Reader  (Interview)
July 3: Intoxicated by Books  (Spotlight)
July 4:  Chicks Love Lit  (Spotlight)
July 5: The Cover Contessa  (Interview & Review)
July 6: Simply Infatuated  (Guest Post)
July 7: YA Book Nerd  (Guest Post)
July 8: What the Cat Read  (Interview)
July 9: Sabrina's Paranormal Palace  (Interview)
July 10: Reading Between the Wines (Guest Post)
July 12: Cocktails and Books (Spotlight)
July 13: The Top Shelf (Guest Post)

5 comments:

Debby said...

It would be so neat to be a weather witch. INtriguing concept.
debby236 at gmail dot com

May said...

This sounds like a fascinating book! Love the cover and the plot!

Victoria Zumbrum said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really want to read this book. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Book Attict said...

Weather Witch sounds like a fantastic read!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Jo said...

Very cool - I love the cover art. What made you decide to set the book in Philly? I live not far from there, and love to read about places I know.