Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway: "Mark of the Witch" by Jessica Gibson

I'd like to welcome Jessica Gibson to Romance Book Junkies. She's her today to do a interview and she's hosting a huge giveaway.

Hi, I’m Jessica Gibson, Author of Mark of the Witch, it’s nice to meet you all. Oh, and a big giant thank you to Danielle for hosting me on her amazing blog today :) I brought Jilly Proctor, my main character from Mark of the Witch with me today. Let’s see if she’ll answer some questions for us :)

JG: Hey Jilly, or maybe I should call you Jillian
JP: *smiles* No, Jilly’s fine, you of all people should know I prefer my nickname.
JG: I know, I know, I was just trying to be polite. So, tell us a little about yourself.
JP: What kind of stuff do you want to know? *blushes* I’m not one to talk about myself.
JG: *laughs*Help me out here, I’m trying to sell our book.
JP: Fine, fine, I’ll help you. Um, I’m 29, and I own my own  hair salon, oh yeah, and I’m a witch. I have a twin sister named Caroline, but we don’t really talk much. *whispers* Is that ok?
JG: That’s a good start, what about your love life, any boyfriend’s?
JP: *laughs* I really have no love life to speak of, men kind of irritate me, I don’t have time for their games. My best friend Emily is always trying to set me up with friends of her husband, but it never works out.
JG: That must get kind of annoying not to mention lonely after a while.
JP: *shrugs* I don’t know, sometimes it does, but I guess its nice to have someone who loves me enough to set me up on horrible blind dates. I apologize if any of my blind dates are reading this, you all were perfectly nice guys, just not for me. As for being lonely, I think I fill my life too full of other things to really be lonely. Do I wish I had someone special to share my life? Of course, but we don't always get what we want.
JG: *laughs* How very diplomatic of you.
JP: Right? I always try and be nice when I can.
JG: What was it like having growing up with a twin?
JP: *smiles* As kids it was wonderful, we were best friends. We were so different, I was always into everything, I think she balanced me out. We kind of grew apart when we were teenagers. You know how teenagers can be right? All weird and gawky.
JG: *nods* I do know, I was once a weird teenager myself. Ok, lets get back to men. What is your ideal guy like?
JP: Hm, he needs to be tall, I love a tall man. I’m partial to dark hair, but it’s not a requirement. He needs to make me laugh, I don’t care how hot you are, if you can’t make me laugh there’s no hope for us. Oh, and he has to love my friends too, they’re my family, so it’s important for everyone to get along.
JG: That’s quite a list
JP: It’s not too bad right?
JG: No, it’s pretty reasonable. I like those same qualities in a man, maybe that’s how I ended up with my husband *laughs*
JP: *laughs* Makes sense to me. Do you think you can invent someone for me that will fit that criteria?
JG: *winks* I guess you’ll have to wait and see.

Thanks again Danielle, this was really fun. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win a Kindle!!!!

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Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches Book 1
Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 10: 1475119836

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 51,520

Cover Artist: Russ Turner Photography

Book Description:
Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control.
Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.

William watched her fingers move smoothly through her hair, with an odd expression on his face. Looking up, she found him staring at her, and smiled shyly. She had been so absorbed in telling him the dream that she had forgotten he wasn’t wearing a shirt; now that was all she could think about. She could almost feel the heat coming off of him, and she shifted a little on the bed. The look in his eyes was unmistakable now, and she got up quickly. She had stayed in his room far too long and he was wearing too little clothing for her comfort.

He got up as well and pulled her into his arms, kissing her so fiercely it took her breath away. Her head got a little foggy, and she was enjoying the feeling of his bare skin under her hands and the tiny jolts of electricity running all over her body. The voice in the back of her head telling her to get out was quickly being drowned out by the much louder voice shouting at her to stay.

As though he could hear her mental argument with herself, he pulled away and stepped back a few steps. “You should probably go,” he said in a husky voice. “If you don’t we’ll end up doing something we’ll both regret in the morning, and I don’t want us to end this before it’s even started.” He stepped closer, brushed his thumb across her swollen lips, and kissed her on the cheek. “I’ll see you in the morning, Jilly. Sleep well.”

    She hadn’t spoken at all; she just nodded her head to whatever he had been saying. She stumbled back to her room and collapsed back into bed, her body melting into the mattress as though all of her bones had gone missing. She slept like the dead until morning.

Chasing the Witch
Boston Witches Book 2
Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Coming Soon

Book Description
After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?
Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty.
The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?

Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Twitter: jessicajgibson

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Mary Kirkland said...

Loved the except and what a great giveaway.

Jessica Gibson said...

Thanks Mary!!

Lisa Cox said...

Sounds like I need to read this series.

Texas Book Lover said...

Great excerpt!

Thanks so much!

gamistress66 said...

sounds interesting :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read.

Allyson said...

I loved the interview! And between the interview and the excerpt, this sounds like a great series! Can't wait to read it! Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays Everyone!

Shadow said...

Awesome interview! Congrats Jessi on your release! Very excited for you! :) Best wishes and many blessings! :)

Kassandra Johnson said...

This book sounds good. Can't wait to read it.

laurie said...

Loved the except and what a great giveaway.

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds great! I love to read about witches. Thanks for the chance.

Merisha28 said...

sounds great!!! I just got the first book!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

What I love about bloggers is that most of them are very generous people. What a great way to start my week but to win a Kindle or GC. You people are awesome! Thank you.


Marcy Rachel said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway and the excerpt is really good!

wanda f said...

Fantastic excert.Thank you for sharing with us .Havea great weekend

winnie said...

Great character interview and excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Delphina said...

I do so love her! Thanks for sharing!

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