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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - Family Magic by Patti Larsen


Family Magic by Patti Larsen is a young adult paranormal novel that won 1st place in World's Best Story contest and is published by Premiere. The tour runs August 3-31 with mostly reviews as well as author interviews and guest posts. Check out the tour page for more information.

Family MagicFamily Magic
Author: Patti Larsen
Category: YA Fiction, Genre: magic, witches, demons, paranormal romance, young adult paranormal romance, vampires, family saga, covens
Publisher: Premiere
Release Date: May 2015

Book Description: 
Her mom’s a witch, her dad’s a demon and she just wants to be ordinary. But, when an insidious evil comes after her family, Sydlynn Hayle has to choose to be the normal girl she craves or step up, embrace her magic and save her coven from disaster.

Buy Links:
Amazon ¦ FastPencil



The Origin of Family Magic

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, ever since I was twelve years old and read a Nancy Drew mystery. It was my first young adult book. I’d been raised on hard-core science fiction and fantasy thanks to my father who had me deep into his own favorites at a very young age. So, when I devoured that mystery in two hours, a little voice in my head whispered, “You can do that.”

I listened, to my father’s delight, and began writing my own books immediately. Of course, it’s taken me a lot of years to develop the skills to actually create what that voice told me I could. In fact, I came through university, college and a journalism degree, and years of screenwriting and film making before I finally reached the place where writing books made sense.

My path had led me to a choice—move away from the home I loved to a large city and write television full time or give writing books one more chance. I thought I’d made up my mind, only to wake in the middle of the night with a girl’s voice in my head. She badgered and ordered me to get up until I did, going to my office to write out what she told me: my mom’s a witch, my dad’s a demon and I just want to be ordinary.

Sydlynn Thaddea Hayle burst into my life like a firecracker and took me over completely. Within two weeks of our introduction, I had written Family Magic, the first book in the twenty-volume Hayle Coven Novels and was in awe of what I’d made.

She’s dominated my writing life ever since and I’m so excited to see her and her books have the opportunity to reach so many readers thanks to World’s Best Story and Premiere/FastPencil. Syd was always meant to shine.

About the Author
Patti is an award-winning author with a passion for the paranormal. Now with multiple series in happy publication, she lives in Canada with her patient husband and six demanding cats.

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5 paperback copies of Family Magic (US/CA) and a $25 Amazon gift card (INT).Ends Aug. 6th
Hosts are not responsible for prizing, prizing is provided by the publisher.

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  1. I enjoyed the post. Sounds like a good read.

    1. Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy Syd and her crazy family :)

  2. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Betul E.

  3. this looks an amazing read. I love anything fantasy and/or magic so this fits the bill perfectly!

    1. I hope you enjoy Syd when you get a chance to meet her :)

  4. That's pretty awesome that Syd came through so clear and strong with her story!
    Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop Alecia!

  5. Hello Patti, Family Magic sounds like a fantastic story! I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

  6. I love your work. Always in awe of your imaginative mind.

  7. can the winner choose for the amazon part of the prize the amazon gift card for the site because the shipping is cheaper for the site if live in canada.

  8. I can't wait to read more! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway

  11. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.