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October 8, 2014

Blog Tour: I Have a COMPULSION For Magic! – Excerpt and Giveaway

 

 
Hello & welcome to the I Have A Compulsion for Magic blog tour
I’m so thrilled to be apart of the tour to celebrate the upcoming release of Martina Boone’s debut, Compulsion.  
You can follow the entire tour here.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss the author guest posts, the excerpts, and the massive giveaway going on with the tour. 

 

COMPULSION (HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND, BOOK 1)
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse
Hardcover, 10/28/14 ISBN: 1481411225

Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.

 

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.


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Early Praise for Compulsion

“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

“A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” — Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series

“Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!” — Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy from HarperTeen

 

 

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Excerpt
He paused, the blade of the screwdriver poised in the air and his shoulder braced against the gatepost. “Is there a reason you look like you want to murder me?”

“Not particularly. You have that effect on people.”

“I’ve heard that.” He nodded solemnly and came over. Placing his hands on the hood on either side of her, he leaned closer until her back arched. “I feel an irresistible urge to kiss you,” he said. “I wonder if this is how a crack addict feels.”

“Can you get doped up on someone else’s want?” She wiggled out from under him.

“You think I want you only because you want me?”

“Are you sure that’s not the reason?”

“If that was how it worked, I’d be pining after Gilly or . . .” He glanced away, looking sheepish.

“Or any of the dozens of other girls who want you,” Barrie finished for him. “That’s what you were going to say? Very nice.” Her hands shook, and she folded her arms across her chest as if that would protect her heart from him.

What was she going to do? How had she ever, for even a second, thought it would be easy to have a fling? With Eight. A guy like Eight. She ought to strangle Mark for even suggesting it.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author
 


Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.

Shes the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all things YA Series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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Chapter-by-Chapter-header---Giveaway

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Do you have a Compulsion for Reading? Then you don’t want to miss what Martina Boone is giving away! 5 lucky winners will each win the following:
 
Grand Prize Winner – will win EVERYTHING pictured above! That’s the right! That entire bag of books will go to 1 reader!! *US residents only
 
Next Winner – will win a $100 gift card to the book store of their choice! *open internationally
 
3 Additional winners will each win a Compulsion prize pack which features a signed copy of Compulsion, a Compulsion necklace and bookmarks. *open internationally
 
To enter to win, please fill out the form below:

 

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Good luck!

 

Tour-Schedule

Week One

 

Week Two

 

Week Three

  • Oct. 20th – Mundie Moms – Martina Boone Guest Post + Giveaway
  • Oct. 21st – TBA – Guest Post w/Martina Boone & Sara + Giveaway
  • Oct. 22nd – Supernatural Snark – Jessica Spotswood Guest Post + Giveaway
  • Oct. 23rd – Girls in the Stacks – Excerpt + Giveaway
  • Oct. 24th – Novel Novice – Leah Cypess Guest Post + Giveaway

 

Week Four

 

Visit the tour page at Mundie Moms Blog Tours for more details HERE.

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84 Comments

  1. Irma Jurejevčič
    10/8/2014

    I would want to read peoples mind… to see what they really think.

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  2. Maria Malaveci
    10/8/2014

    I would want to know the things that make a person truly happy ♥

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  3. Mippy/Sabrina
    10/8/2014

    I would like to know what people want/need. I like to be helpful and I like bringing happiness to others. :)

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  4. Haley Scully
    10/8/2014

    I would want to be able to see into the future.

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  5. stacey dempsey
    10/8/2014

    I sure would love to be able to read minds as long as you had the ability to turn it on and off

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  6. Elisa Difino
    10/8/2014

    I’d love to be able to make other people feel comfortable around me. Kind of having a sort of soft ‘healing’ aura.

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  7. angel lawson
    10/8/2014

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  8. I would love to have the power to blink and my house is clean ;) Lol.
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  9. Heidi D
    10/8/2014

    I think it would be neat to have the gift of emotional intelligence. It’d be cool to feel what people are truly feeling. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. Mai Tran
    10/8/2014

    I’d want to be able to make mom and my dog live as long as I do.

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  11. Talysa Sainz
    10/8/2014

    I would want the power of practicality–to always know the most reasonable and efficient way to accomplish something.
    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m so excited!

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  12. Betul E.
    10/8/2014

    Would love to read minds (when I want to, not constantly because that would drive me crazy)

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  13. Linda romer
    10/8/2014

    If i could have an everyday magical gift i would want it to be making wishes come true.

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  14. Definitely Time Travel. This way I could arrive in time to every place :)
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  15. Linda romer
    10/8/2014

    Why, because it would make people happy.

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  16. Anitiger (Sándor Anita)
    10/8/2014

    Well, I’d like to can teleport to places :)) (or go back in time to reading everything what I want (About time movie idea ;)))
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  17. Jessica Polanco
    10/8/2014

    I would love move staff with my mind, that would be awsome! *-*

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  18. melissa cushing
    10/8/2014

    If I could have a special ability it would be to read minds for sure! If you know what everyone is up to and all that jazz…. what can you NOT do? I would love it! Thanks for sharing!
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  19. Missy Hobson
    10/8/2014

    I would love to be able to control the elements. You can do so much with that. Levitate things with air, keep my coffee warm with fire haha

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  20. Melissa Crisp
    10/8/2014

    I honestly don’t think I would want any gifts. But if I really had to choose something I would say knowledge. That way there I would truly know everything and could use it to help others.

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  21. Marcia
    10/8/2014

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I had to choose an everyday gift it would be telekinesis because it’s useful and fun. :D

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  22. Pat Walker Pinkston
    10/8/2014

    Making wishes come true, so I could help people.

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  23. Tiffany
    10/8/2014

    Def. want to read peoples minds, because I’m nosey!

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  24. Caitlin
    10/8/2014

    If I could have a special ability it would have to be wish granting. I find this would benefit everyone instead of just myself. I love helping people !

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  25. Amber Terry
    10/8/2014

    I would love to have the ability to find ANYTHING. That would be incredibly helpful :)

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  26. Maria Fontes
    10/8/2014

    Teleportation. It would be fabulous to pop in back home to visit my parents (I live in another country) or go to Paris for some croissants or Australia for some amazing waves. So, yes, teleportation. Plus, I would save so much on travelling, can you imagine the number of books I could buy? *dreamy look*

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  27. Tamera
    10/8/2014

    The ability to read/communicate with my mind

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  28. Emily
    10/8/2014

    I would love to teleport

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  29. Heather B
    10/8/2014

    I would love some sort of ability to take my pain away! living with fibro has been a drag, there is so much I want to be able to get done and can’t!

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  30. Lisa Cox
    10/8/2014

    That’s a tough one. I think I would like to be able to heal with a touch. To be able to stop so much pain and suffering would be wonderful.

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  31. Kamla L.
    10/8/2014

    I would love the ability to control time. There never seems to be enough hours in a day to accomplish all that I want to.

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  32. Evette T.
    10/8/2014

    I would either want to have telekinesis or the ability to read a book just by quickly flipping through the pages.

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  33. Judy Thomas
    10/8/2014

    I would like the ability to be invisible so I could catch my kids out :)

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  34. miranda lewis
    10/8/2014

    Teleporting would be amazing and its my go to answer. But I think I’m going to change it up and say reading peoples minds, just because it would come in handy a lot.

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  35. Nikki
    10/8/2014

    I would definitely want to know what people want.

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  36. Lori Ha
    10/8/2014

    The gift of healing because everyone needs healing at some time in their lives.

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  37. Kelly Maxwell
    10/8/2014

    I would love to be able to find lost things, I waste so much looking for stuff it makes me crazy!

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  38. Shai Villanueva
    10/8/2014

    I would love to have the ability to time travel! Who wouldn’t? There are many moments that I’d like to relieve over and over again. And of course there are also I want to change.
    Awesome giveaway btw! Thanks!

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  39. Sue
    10/8/2014

    I would like to read minds or have the ability to have people do what I want

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  40. Jillyn
    10/8/2014

    I’d want to control weather. Not only could I fix droughts and stuff, but I can make sure there’s good weather when I need it and bad weather when I need a day off or two.

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  41. DJ Sakata
    10/8/2014

    i want to fly or teleport

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  42. Emily
    10/8/2014

    I would want to be able to know what makes people feel better and be able to do that.

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  43. Sheri Larsen
    10/8/2014

    LUV Martina! So happy for her.

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  44. Georgeana
    10/8/2014

    I would want to be able to teleport because I could go anywhere I wanted.

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  45. Shyanne
    10/8/2014

    I would like to time travel. It would be interesting to go back in time and see things with my own eyes, instead of reading it on paper.

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  46. Carie Taveras
    10/8/2014

    This is amazing!

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  47. Marissa H
    10/8/2014

    I would want the gift of perfect memory (when I wanted it) because it would really help on tricky anatomy tests.

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  48. Stephanie F.
    10/8/2014

    Finding lost things would be pretty cool. I am a very forgetful person so that skill would definitely come in handy.

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  49. Michelle Willms
    10/8/2014

    I think I would like to have telekinesis as my ability.
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  50. Amber
    10/9/2014

    I feel like I would love to have a picture perfect memory bexause I’m always forgetting things and it would also really help on a test!

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  51. kimmy
    10/9/2014

    I would love the ability to heal. Then I could heal my close family members who are currently unwell and make their lives better.

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  52. Rain Jeys
    10/9/2014

    Hmm. I’m a massage therapist so I’d like to be able to know what’s wrong with someone physically and how to help it. That way I could help people.
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  53. Gilly
    10/9/2014

    So excited for this one!

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  54. Angie D
    10/9/2014

    I would love to be able to find lost things! I always am unable to find things. The people you could help with this gift would be amazing!! Thanks!!!

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  55. Katherine Adams
    10/9/2014

    I would want to teleport places since I swear I spend at least half my day commuting places

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  56. nurmawati djuhawan
    10/10/2014

    i would want to know what people thought so i will know what i am doing around them
    thx u ^^

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  57. Heather Langston
    10/10/2014

    Finding lost things would be great! Missing socks, here I come!! :D

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  58. Filia Oktarina
    10/10/2014

    I would love to be able teleport and to can find lost thing.

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  59. Marina
    10/10/2014

    I would love to have telekinesis, that would be extremely useful, or be able to manifest anything, like magic.

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  60. Lauren Harvey
    10/10/2014

    I have always wanted the ability of time travel. It would be such a magical gift! Or I would love to be able to be perfect with my words and wording. Always giving the perfect, most helpful advice, or saying just the right things to the people you want to hear them. And never making a complete fool of myself by saying the wrong thing or by something that’s so stupid and then have to regret it later haha. I think that would be an “everyday” magical gift for me.

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  61. Jackie Lea Sommers
    10/11/2014

    I would want to not have to sleep, so as to have more time to create things.
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  62. Holly Letson
    10/11/2014

    I’d love the power of teleportation. That way, I could see my family that lives across the country from me.

    Also, I’d love the power to heal everyone’s broken hearts.

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  63. Emily Zuleta
    10/12/2014

    I would want to be able to see the different outcomes each choice we make affect our future.

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  64. Brittney
    10/12/2014

    The everyday magical gift id want it to be able to make people laugh. People need more laughter in their lives.

    Though the finding lost things power would be amazing too. Lol

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  65. Jude
    10/12/2014

    That’s a tough question, since there are so many possibilities! Going off your examples, I think I would like to be able to word things how I actually want to, and say the right things to calm people down. Mostly cause I hate it when people get upset and yell.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    :) Jude

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  66. Brigit
    10/12/2014

    I would want to power to find things long forgotten. In order to be able to give people back hope in certain situations

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  67. Greta
    10/12/2014

    I would think it would be cool to teleport! I could teleport to all around the world!

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  68. AnaMarija
    10/14/2014

    I would like to morph into things and teleport, it would save a lot of time and nerves to eavesdropping :D LOL

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  69. mirela
    10/14/2014

    I think it would be cool to teleport or be invisible

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  70. […] Compulsion (Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone Publisher: Simon Pulse Release date: October 28th 2014 All her life, Barrie Watson has been a prisoner in the house where she lives with her mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. To read an excerpt, click here. […]

  71. Lisa Vazquezanzua
    10/14/2014

    I would love to be able to read minds. I’ve always wanted to know what people are thinking.

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  72. Merisha Abbott
    10/15/2014

    I would love the ability to move things.

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  73. Mary G Loki
    10/15/2014

    I would want the ability to touch objects and see where they were and who have handled them in the past. I think that would be awesome bc it would be a history lesson everyday. :)

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  74. Misha Estrada
    10/16/2014

    I would like to have super-good hearing. I would know which one of my kids really “started it”. :)

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  75. Suzie M
    10/16/2014

    I would like to konw what makes people happy so that I could help it happen

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  76. LadyVampire
    10/17/2014

    I would want the gift to heal people of any sickness or injury. I would so enjoy helping people and restoring them back to life at its fullest.

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  77. Simona S
    10/18/2014

    I would love to have the ability to move things, I don’t know why but I think since I saw Charmed.

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  78. Megan Quinn
    10/19/2014

    I’d want the power to remember what I study for classes! Taking tests would be a piece of cake then.

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  79. Bube
    10/20/2014

    Time travel :D
    It would be really awesome to visit so many amazing places :)

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  80. Gaby Metivier
    10/22/2014

    mmmm, that’s a hard one… I think I’d pick teleportation or the ability to fly :)

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    Gaby Metivier Reply:

    Oh, and why? Because that way I wouldn’t be late all the time. Plus it would be super cooool!! xD

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  81. Lindsay
    10/23/2014

    I have always wanted the ability to fly. It would be fun and I could help people too
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  82. Maisha
    10/27/2014

    I would want the ability to read minds or to travel back and forth in time.
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  83. Sherry Hoernig
    10/28/2014

    I would want to be able to heal people. I hate to see people suffer, or die from all the different illness out there, especially the younger ones, who have a lifetime ahead of them that they will never be able to enjoy.

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