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October 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb – Guest Post and Giveaway

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Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Witchstruck (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #1) by Victoria Lamb

presented by Kismet Book Tours!

We are so excited to have Victoria stop by the blog and share what
she feels are Must Have Spells in your magical arsenal!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Witchstruck

If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned.

If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.

Meg Lytton has always known she is different—that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practise witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne.

With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg’s hand in marriage, and Meg’s own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn’t a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice.

The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck, the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.

add to goodreadsWitchstruck (The Tudor Witch Trilogy #1) by Victoria Lamb
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

Available for Purchase:
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Two Must-Have Spells in Your Witchy Arsenal – Victoria Lamb

 

 

Love-Attraction Cupcakes

The accepted wisdom is that love spells to attract an unwitting person can be dangerous and counterproductive. But there is no harm in baking a tasty cake and offering some to your beloved. Or in this case, a cupcake!

Before preparing to bake, cleanse your mind and wash your hands in cool running water. Make your kitchen a sacred space by ensuring privacy for an hour, casting a wide circle, and asking the spirits for guidance if you are unsure of your beloved. Tip: Always leave a space open for the spirits to reply by meditating briefly in silence after your request.

Gather the ingredients for cupcakes according to your preferred recipe: butter, sugar, self-raising flour, eggs, and honey are good choices. Chocolate is too strong for love-attraction and best avoided until love has grown. Edible glitter or pink hearts for decoration make a nice touch. White or pink rose petals are useful for presentation.

At any point during mixing, hand-beat the ingredients 12 times clockwise, saying your beloved’s name with each turn of the spoon. Then beat 12 times anticlockwise, saying your own name. Picture the two of you happy and together while you pour the mixture into paper cases. Bake and decorate as desired.

Once cooled, place the love cupcakes on a bed of rose petals or on a rose pattern plate. Eat one cake and offer one to your beloved, if they are not unwilling.

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Protecting Yourself Against Negative Influences

Often we meet people who make us feel uneasy, unhappy, and even physically weak, or whose actions hurt us. If you are in the right and not harming anyone yourself, you can take a few simple steps to guard against such unpleasant influences.

First, create a protective shield of light about yourself. This is easy once you have the knack of it. Be still and silent. In your mind’s eye, envisage a river or bubble of light taking shape about you. This can flow over your skin like water or encase you like fabric. The light should be white or purple. Now imagine it staying there as you move about and interact with others, unseen by anyone but you. This light is your psychic shield. It allows you to ‘bounce back’ any negative vibes or influences coming your way.

Second, wear a crystal amulet out of sight, or keep a protective stone, feather or shell in your pocket when you feel likely to encounter negativity.

Third, develop a specific charm-word to say aloud or in your head whenever you feel under threat. First, associate this charm-word with a protective spell by embuing it with power within a sacred circle, using candle flame and smoke from a smudge stick, repeating the word and remembering or imagining good times. It could be the name of a spirit or goddess or beloved place, or something as simple as ‘Happy’.

A thick bright thread or leather thong knotted three, six, or nine times while speaking this charm-word can be carried or worn about the wrist for extra protection.

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

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Victoria Lamb grew up in the peaceful Isle of Man, benefiting from a vast library of books and a family of writers from which to take inspiration. She now lives with her own family in a three-hundred year old farmhouse on the fringes of Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor, where she walks most days and writes in a study overlooking fields of moorland ponies.

She has a serious addiction to Twitter, and invites other such addicts to chat with her there about books and nonsense. @VictoriaLamb1

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this tour!

Monday, September 16th – All Things Urban Fantasy
Wednesday, September 18th – The Book Cellar
Friday, September 20th – Harlequin Tour Stop

Monday, September 23rd – Two Chicks on Books
Wednesday, September 25th – Oh Chrys
Friday, September 27th – Magical Urban Fantasy

Monday, September 30th – Unabridged Bookshelf
Wednesday, October 2nd – Such a Novel Idea
Friday, October 4th – Chapter by Chapter

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26 Comments

  1. Blacky
    10/4/2013

    My must have spell? Hmmmm
    One that can teleport me wherever I want across the world :DDD

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  2. JennRenee
    10/4/2013

    Um must have spell…. invisibility.
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  3. Michelle Willms
    10/4/2013

    When traveling, I try to remember to surround me, the children and whomever else is traveling with me, as well as the entire vehicle with white light to protect us from harm.
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  4. Kristie
    10/4/2013

    My must have spell would be to able to cook without cooking
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  5. deb p
    10/4/2013

    Too never have to worry about our bills.

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  6. Veronica Vasquez
    10/4/2013

    My must-have-spell would be the ability to have every word spoken to me be the truth.

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  7. Viki S.
    10/4/2013

    Suspend time.

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  8. Diamond Nazaneen
    10/4/2013

    Lol cute guest post! I like the protection spell thing, sounds good…

    I read Witchstruck this week too..I’d njoyed it.will definitely be reading the sequel! It took me awhile to warm up toPrincess Elizabeth though. She was definitely more bitch than friend on numerous occasions.,,
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  9. Ange/Libby Blog
    10/4/2013

    To be able to hear everyones thoughts! :)
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  10. bn100
    10/4/2013

    to teleport

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  11. Stephanie
    10/4/2013

    Great post, my must have spell would be healing. Never being sick or hurt would be awesome.

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  12. Hillary R.
    10/4/2013

    My must have spell would probably be to have really great luck. Sometimes I feel like I’m not lucky enough and it’s kind of depressing. Or I would like to be able to change the weather so it could start raining her in Cali :)

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  13. Hillary R.
    10/4/2013

    I think I would want a spell to make it start raining early here in Cali. I miss that type of weather terribly and I can’t wait for winter! :)

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  14. Meghan Stith
    10/4/2013

    An invisibility spell would be awesome!

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  15. Chelsea B.
    10/5/2013

    Is there a spell for teleportation? Cause I would be on it! :-)

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  16. wanda
    10/5/2013

    A do it all cleaning spell.

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  17. Jennifer Jensen
    10/5/2013

    I would need a sleeping spell…I would love to have a good night’s sleep occasionally…and to do that my kids need to sleep!!! They wake up too early and don’t nap very well, if at all. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. Love Spell!

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  19. Lisa Vazquezanzua
    10/6/2013

    My “must have” spell that I would carry with me at all times would be something that made people smart. I’m always at a loss of words at the wrong times! That would be one spell I would have to have at all times!

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  20. may
    10/6/2013

    Making dreams come true!

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  21. Tammy Dalley
    10/8/2013

    To be invisible!!!

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  22. Kamla L.
    10/8/2013

    Love the post!! The Protection Against Negative Influences sounds like a great one to have.

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  23. Rach
    10/10/2013

    Oooo what to choose??? Not that I am evil or anything but…I think to turn people who annoy me into ugly toads for 24 hours!!! bwhahahaha!

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  24. Mary G Loki
    10/10/2013

    To be able to mute a person speaking! :D

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  25. Must have spell… hmmm… I am going to have to go with an invisibility type. I can only think of all of the awesome things I could get into lol
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  26. Jaime Lester
    10/10/2013

    A spell to make money ACTUALLY grow on trees. One for my hubby and I, and one for the rest of our family and their families. Additionally, a spell to make the money grow quickly, on an as needed basis!

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