Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spotlight: The Midnight Witch and The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston and Giveaway - March 26, 2015

Paula Brackston writes fabulous novels! We've got a deleted scene from The Midnight Witch and a sneak peek at The Silver Witch, which will be published in April. Plus a giveaway of both books too! Thank you to St. Martin's Press.

The Midnight Witch
St. Martin's Griffin, March 24, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages
Published in Hardcover on March 25, 2014

Midnight is the most bewitching hour of them all…

From Paula Brackston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Winter Witch, comes a magical tale that is as dark as it is enchanting. Set in high society Edwardian England, The Midnight Witch is the story of a young witch who faces the choice between love and loyalty to her coven…

"The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life."

Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch.

When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith, instructed in the art of necromancy, who inherits their father's role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And it is Lilith who must face the threat of the Sentinels, a powerful group of sorcerers intent on reclaiming the Elixir from the coven's guardianship for their own dark purposes. Lilith knows the Lazarus creed: secrecy and silence. To abandon either would put both the coven and all she holds dear in grave danger. She has spent her life honoring it, right down to her engagement to her childhood friend and fellow witch, Viscount Louis Harcourt.

Until the day she meets Bram, a talented artist who is neither a witch nor a member of her class. With him, she must not be secret and silent. Despite her loyalty to the coven and duty to her family, Lilith cannot keep her life as a witch hidden from the man she loves.

To tell him will risk everything. ...

And here's a link to a deleted scene from The Midnight Witch!

The Silver Witch
Thomas Dunne Books, April 21, 2015
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

A year after her husband's sudden death, ceramic artist Tilda Fordwells finally moves into the secluded Welsh cottage that was to be their new home. She hopes that the tranquil surroundings will help ease her grief, and lessen her disturbing visions of Mat's death. Instead, the lake in the valley below her cottage seems to spark something dormant in her - a sensitivity, and a power of some sort. Animals are drawn to her, electricity shorts out when she's near, and strangest of all, she sees a new vision; a boatful of ancient people approaching her across the water.

On this same lake in Celtic times lived Seren, a witch and shaman. She was respected but feared, kept separate from the community for her strange looks. When a vision came to her of the Prince amid a nest of vipers she warned of betrayal from one of his own. Prince Brynach both loved and revered her, but could not believe someone close to him wished him harm, even as the danger grew.

In her own time, Tilda's grief begins to fade beside her newfound powers and a fresh love. When she explores the lake's ancient magic and her own she discovers Seren, the woman in her vision of the boat. Their two lives strangely mirror each other's, suggesting a strong connection between the women. As Tilda comes under threat from a dark power, one reminiscent of Seren's prophecy, she must rely on Seren and ancient magic if death and disaster are not to shatter her life once more.

The Giveaway

What:  One entrant will win a copy of The Midnight Witch and a copy of The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston from the publisher. US/CANADA ONLY

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Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on April 4, 2015. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.*

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  1. They look great, thanks for the chance :)

  2. What a wonderful feature and giveaway. The novels are captivating and special. I enjoy this author's books. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I have the first book in the TBR pile... definitely going to be bumping it up :) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Ooh. Today I keep on seeing books with covers that make me want them! Love those shoes, can I have those too? Oh oh and also that hair pin too! Thanks for the giveaway! Now off to add you to my list!

  5. great post. Thank you for sharing. New author to me. And I love the covers!!

  6. I've always been fascinated by stories about witches, so both of these books sounds fantastic to me. :D