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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Timespell Book Blitz: Guest Post and Giveaway with Diana Paz

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in the Book Blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for Diana Paz's Timespell.

About Diana:
Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee.

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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Diana!

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

Timespell: Meet the Daughters of Fate
By Diana Paz

As I wrote Timespell, I hadn’t expected to hear three girls telling me their stories at once, but that’s exactly what ended up happening.

Angie, Daughter of Past:

Sweet, responsible, and well-mannered. Angie always has a smile for a friend, and she still likes doing things that are supposed to be for little kids, like building sand castles, swinging on the swings, and jumping rope. She has known about her destiny as a Daughter of Fate her whole life, and takes her duties very seriously; she tries very hard never to use the magic for selfish reasons. Her room is always neat and tidy, her favorite treats are fresh-baked vanilla cookies, and her favorite things to do are read, go to the beach, and cheerlead.

Julia, Daughter of Present:

Absent-minded, sarcastic, and a bit of a goofball. Julia is a loyal friend who will stand up and fight for someone she loves. She only discovered the magic of the Fates recently, and she uses the magic whenever she can to make life easier. Her room is always a cluttered mess and she never makes her bed, but she hopes to learn a spell that will change that, too. Her favorite treats are gummy candies, sometimes sweet and sometimes sour, depending on her mood. Her favorite things to do are listen to music, watch TV, chat online with her friends, and play on the internet.

Kaitlyn, Daughter of Future:

Hard, fierce, and every bit a bad girl. Kaitlyn appears cold and fearless, but beneath her harsh exterior she is a lot more frightened and alone than anyone sees. When she learns about the magic, she wants to use it to make herself stronger, and it doesn’t matter how she might make that happen. Her room is clean, but only because the maid keeps it that way. Her favorite treats are dark chocolate kisses, and her favorite things to do depend on who is around. Shopping, going to clubs, and partying are what she seems to like best, but her real favorite things are video games, watching anime, and reading manga.

Sometimes people ask if I have a favorite between them, and the truth is, I can’t pick just one because even though they’re all so different, I can relate to a little of each of them.
Thanks so much for joining us today, Diana!

Grand Prize (Canada/US): Paperback copy of Timespell

  3 Runner-up Prizes (Worldwide): E-book copy of Timespell

TITLE: Timespell 
AUTHOR: Diana Paz
PUBLISHER: Rhemalda Publishing
FORMAT: Paperback, 312 pages
GENRE: YA Time Travel
ISBN: 9781936850211

In Timespell, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.
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Book Excerpt:

With a flick of her wrist, Angie lit the candelabras lining the
wall. She shouldn’t have gone this far into the backstage labyrinth
of the opera house without Kaitlyn and Julia. Listening to them
fight, hearing the loathing in Kaitlyn’s words, made up her mind.
She had decided to slip away on her own. And now she couldn’t
go back. Not when she sensed the magic drawing her forward. Its
pull was irresistible.

She turned a corner, lifting her hand to release a shimmer of
light. It trailed to where the hall opened up to reveal a stage. She
had circled the entire opera house.

Despite the layers of her gown, Angie shivered. The magic
grew stronger with each step she took. Her eyes slid closed as
her entire body pulsed with warm energy that swelled inside her,
filling her like a breath that wouldn’t end.

The music from the masked ball became louder as she neared
the stage. She took another step then froze at the sight of a door.
Beneath it, light shone against the gloom.

Light. And the shadow of footsteps.

Her heart buzzed behind her ribcage as she raised her hand
again, opening the door with a gentle nudge of magic.

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  1. If I could time travel i would go with the Doctor everywhere! Loved the excerpt and guest post. Thanks for sharing Timespell with us.

  2. I'm gonna be honest... I would bring my son back to see the dinosaurs :D

    1. I love that idea, Maegan!! That would be fun!

  3. I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of
    Timespell by Diana Paz.
    In response to your question of
    Where would you go if you could time travel?
    I would travel back to March 5 1963 And
    Try to stop my favorite country singer
    Patsy Cline from getting on that plane.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!


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