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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Family Magic Book Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway with Patti Larsen

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in the Book Tour hosted by Orangeberry Book Tours for Patti Larsen's Family Magic.


About Patti:
My official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn't it? I'm a storyteller who hears teenager's voices so loud I have to write them down. I love sports even though they don't love me. I've dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon.

But always, always, writing books calls me home.

I've had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It's the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands... thank you for reading.

As for the rest of it, I'm short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can't seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.


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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Patti!

Patti has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.



A Character's Perspective on Her Writer
By Patti Larsen

Hi. Um… yeah. I’m Syd Hayle. Sydlynn. I know, weird name, right? My mother hates me, clearly. It gets worse. Translated from Aramaic, it means “Child of the Demon”.

Um-hum. Because my dad is one. Mom thinks she’s so clever.

Off topic, I know. You wanted the inside on Patti Larsen. How we met, and all that stuff.

Okay, well… she was looking for a book to write and I was looking for someone to write my story, so it seemed like a good fit. I woke her up in the middle of the night—wow, is she cranky when you wake her up! Seriously—and told her she’d better trot off to her office. Write some stuff down before I forgot some of the details I wanted her to know.

She actually did. Amazing. Anyway, we’ve been kind of bonded at the hip ever since. She thought naming the first book Family Magic was really clever. And, well, it is.

She’s good at naming things.

I think she was a little surprised to find how loud I could be when I wanted something. Even sold her business and started writing my stuff full time less than a year after we met. Okay, I take the blame for her diving in with both feet. I wouldn’t leave her alone. But at least it’s worked out for her so far.

She really needs to learn to trust me.

Considering I still won’t leave her alone, I think she’s getting the point. She thought there were only five books in my series.

Snort. Try twenty, crazy lady.

Some personal stuff about her? Well, she eats way too much chocolate and doesn’t share. Kind of mean, if you ask me. Is way too hard on herself, but we have that in common, so I’ll give her a pass. Likes cats—a LOT—and since one of my closest friends is a demon boy trapped in the body of a silver Persian, I guess I’m with her on that.

She’s actually a pretty good writer. Fast, too. Gets teased she sold her soul to a demon. Considering I’m part demon, well… you can blame me for her speed, I guess.

All in all, we get on pretty good. Though when she writes books about other people in between mine, I get a little antsy. As in, “poke, prod, what were you thinking?” antsy. I know she needs a break from me now and then—the feeling is mutual—but sometimes I wonder if our little partnership will ever end.

We’ll see. I’m sure we’ll get sick of each other eventually. Until then, I just try to be patient.

Did I mention I don’t do patient?
Thanks so much for joining us today, Patti!


One lucky winner will win a digital copy of Patti's YA Urban Fantasy novel, Family Magic!


TITLE: Family Magic
SERIES: Hayle Coven, Book #1
AUTHOR: Patti Larsen
PUBLISHER: Patti Larsen
PUBLICATION DATE: October 17, 2011
FORMAT: Kindle Edition, 466 pages
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
ASIN: B005W5R79A



Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.

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Tour Participants:

1st June – Book Feature at Peace from Pieces
2nd June – Twitter View with OB Book Tours
3rd June – Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
4th June - Book Review & Guest Post at Mommy Adventures
5th June – Author Interview at The Bunny’s Review
6th June - Twitter Blast with OB Book Tours
7th June – Guest Post & Book Review at City of Reviews
8th June – Book Review at My Life in Books
9th June – Author Interview & Book Review at High Class Books
10th June – Guest Post & Book Review at Nobody Important
11th June – Book Review at  Books & More
12th June – Book Feature & Book Review at Pages to Chapters
13th June – Book Review at Creating Imaginations
14th June – Author Interview & Book Review at Feed Your Fiction
15th June – Book Review at Farm Girl Book
16th June – Author Interview & Book Review at Next Big Book Thing
17th June – Book Feature at Mom with a Kindle
18th June – Guest Post & Book Review at Reading the Dream Life
19th June – Orangeberry Sidebar
20th June – Author Interview, Book Feature & Guest Post at Talisman Book Publishing
21st June – Book Review at Non-Stop Reads
22nd June – Author Interview & Book Review at bit’s ‘n Bobs
23rd June – Book Review at Paws on Books
24th June – Guest Post at Books Are Magic
25th June - Orangeberry Book of the Day
26th June – Author Interview & Book Review at Life Altering Reads
27th June – Book Review at A Novel Design
28th June – Guest Post & Book Feature at Disincentive Reviews
29th June – Book Review at Up In Smoke
30th June – Guest Post & Book Review at Me, You & Books
1st July – Book Feature at The Indie Shop
2nd July – Book Review at Pages to Pages
3rd July – Guest Post at Darlene’s Book Nook
4th July – Book Review at The Reading Cat
6th July – Author Interview at Voicu Mihnea Simandan‘s blog
16th July – Guest Post & Book Feature at Pavarti K. Tyler‘s blog
13th August - Tweet Me A Storm with OB Book Tours
20th August – Author Interview at Caught Between the Pages
3rd December – Guest Post at There Will Be Another Sunrise

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