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Gypsy Witch by Suz deMello

Gypsy WitchThe Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is no place for airy-fairy wimps, and Ben McCullough is the toughest of the tough. He tells himself he’s bedding the luscious Elena Lautari only because she’s a babe, not because she’s a card-carrying member of the Northern California Church of Wicca. Ben thinks she’s a feather away from an arrest for fraud, since she makes a living telling fortunes and making charms for the lovelorn. He can’t see her as a lifelong mate even though she’s more than a match for him in the sack, and losing her is unthinkable.

But Elena is the real deal, a modern witch of much power and even more restraint. When her daughter, Gina, steals her mother’s spell book and uses it to shatter the fabric of existence and release an ancient evil, Elena must put reality back in place—even if she loses Ben in the process. Will Ben and Elena’s fragile love be lost with the revelation of her magic?

Maybe, but there are others ready to heal her battered heart. When Ben’s partner attempts to claim Elena, will Ben move aside or move in?


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Suz deMelloAuthor Bio:

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written over sixteen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s worked for Total-E-Bound, Ai Press, and Liquid Silver Books. She also takes private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

Find her books at http://www.suzdemello.com

For editing services, email her at suzswift@yahoo.com

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She tweets her reading picks @ReadThis4fun

Her current blog is http://www.fearlessfastpacedfiction.com


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Guest Blog: Bri Clark

Erotilunacy By Bri Clark

AcceptanceThank you so much for having me on your amazing blog Lucy. I love that it so accurately portrays your personality from the layout to the posts. As a literary strategist it’s a breath of fresh air. I know you get it cause you are in PR too. I know that cause I checked you out. Well not that way…Enough flattery ; )

I feel it is important when someone does the curtsey of hosting you on a blog tour you do the same in return by reaching out before, during, and after the event. I’m southern I guess it’s the virtual evolution of my upbringing. With that said as a guest poster I wanted to create content that was applicable and interesting to you and your readership. And being the sassafras I am I’m jumping at the chance to talk about the erotilunacy people are perpetuating.

Lucy, since checking out The Familial Witch I’m sure you might have figured out that it’s a Sweet. That’s right as in the “who ha’s don’t touch the tata’s” (that is a Kim Bowman) quote. So what am I going to say about the current attacks on Erotica as a Sweet author?

That it is plain erotiluncay.

I hope you don’t mind that I am speaking on a subject you so beautifully addressed already. But I just felt that an author who writes the opposite of erotica voices their agreement that perhaps it will have some impact…help in some way.

But wait the masses say “Bri Clark is probably your sweet name and you write under another sexy erotica name.” Actually Bri Clark is sexy as hell as far as I’m concerned and I ain’t got time to handle two dang platforms. Oh crud now I’m semiswearing and busting into my redneck slang. See how riled up? I am I’m about to go whole hogged!

*Takes a breath*

While I don’t write erotica I love the art of the written word. Not long ago Sweets were thought only as something that rotted your teeth and now authors are making strives to build the genre. And at one time other authors did the same thing for Erotica. The great thing about readers is they’re loyalty isn’t questioned such as with sports fans. There are more than enough of us to go around. Let’s not take choices from them.

As a purely passive aggressive (remember I am a southern belle. Ever heard the saying bless your heart? It’s just our way.) I approached a fellow author who writes much more spicy, wicked, delicious, witchy romance than I, KiKi Howell, and we are doing a combined blog tour. In this tour we are offering the readers the opportunity to choose one or both novels. My witchy sweet or her dark enchantress story…No matter whom they choose we just want to make a public effort to say that Why Can’t We All Just Write?


The Familial WitchLucien Lemione the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.

After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien his…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?

Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?

You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny.

Available from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Barnes & Noble
Astraea Press


Bri ClarkBri Clark is a real example of redemption and renewal. Growing penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home. She watched her mother work several jobs to care for their small family. Once her brother could fend for himself, Bri moved on to a series of bad choices including leaving school and living on her own.

Rebelliousness was a strong understatement to describe those formative years. As a teenager, her wakeup call came from a fight with brass knuckles and a judge that gave her a choice of shaping up or spending time in jail. She took that opportunity and found a way to moved up from the streets. She ended up co-owning an extremely successful construction business. She lived the high life until the real estate crash when she lost everything.

She moved west and found herself living with her husband and 4 kids in a 900 square foot apartment. She now fills her time, writing, blogging, leading a group of frugal shoppers and sharing her southern culture. Her unique background gives her writing a raw sensibility. She understands what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles. She often tells friends, “I can do poor. I’m good at poor. It’s prosperity that I’m not used to.”

Bri and her husband Chris live in Boise. Bri is known as the Belle of Boise for her true southern accent, bold demeanor and hospitable nature.

Bri boasts several positions in the publishing industry. An author, professional reviewer, blogger, and literary strategist she enjoys all aspects of her career from the creation of story to the branding and marketing needed to make her books successful.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 12/2/12

Susie White and the Right Hand ManLast piece from from fairy tale retelling Susie White and the Right Hand Man, then I’ll move onto something new next time. Happy Valentines Week! 😀

I never bothered my father with my concerns. After all, as long as she liked him, what did it matter?

While Louise and my father were just dating, things weren’t too bad. They went to restaurants, the theatre, the cinema, and so on. I didn’t see her very often, and therefore didn’t have to put up with her frosty behaviour towards me.

Naturally, everything changed when dad told me he was going to ask Louise to marry him.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 29/1/12

Susie White and the Right Hand ManMore from fairy tale retelling Susie White and the Right Hand Man.

I’d been eager to get on with the woman, knowing it would please my father. “Everyone does.”

Another tight-lipped smile. I’d tried hard to make conversation with her and make her feel comfortable in our home. But I never felt like I was succeeding. At first, I put it down to her being nervous or shy, but as weeks and months passed, I still never felt as though Louise warmed to me.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 22/1/12

Susie White and the Right Hand ManMore from fairy tale retelling Susie White and the Right Hand Man.

She’d smiled thinly and without any real emotion. “Charmed, I’m sure, Susan.” She’d shaken my hand gingerly, as though she was afraid she’d catch something. I’d half expected her to wipe her hand on her clothes afterwards.

“Oh please, call me Susie.” I’d said, ignoring her odd behaviour.

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Six Sentence Sunday – 15/1/12

Susie White and the Right Hand ManHere are six more sentences from fairy tale retelling Susie White and the Right Hand Man, from House of Erotica.

Her gorgeous hair was perfectly quaffed, and her attractive features were enhanced by expertly applied makeup. Her outfit looked like something from a fashion magazine. I managed to pull myself together before she saw me standing there, all slack-jawed and stupid-looking. Walking towards her, I’d held out a hand.

“Louise!” I’d said, beaming, “I’m so pleased to finally meet you. Dad’s told me so much about you.”

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Six Sentence Sunday – 8/1/12

Susie White and the Right Hand ManHere are six sentences from my newly released fairy tale retelling Susie White and the Right Hand Man, from House of Erotica.

He was happy, therefore so was I. Soon it became more serious and dad wanted me to meet her. I was excited, but nervous.

When the time came and Louise had walked into our house, I’d been in awe. Don’t get me wrong, my mom had been beautiful, but in a natural way, as if she didn’t realise, or care. But Louise clearly did.

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