5 Star Review for ALM on Readers' Favorite!

Yay! I just received some wonderful news that A Little Magick got a five star review on Reader's Favorite! :)


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Book Review
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A Little Magick (Magick Series Book 2) by Marie Lavender revolves around a cute little girl, Rosie, who goes to stay with her uncle. Uncle Adam's home is big and he has built a tree house in the yard for Rosie, and has also made arrangements to work from home. He knows Rosie's mother is a Wiccan and though he feels a little uncomfortable when she is around, he loves his niece. Rosie makes a lot of new friends and enemies while staying at her uncle's place. Adam and Rosie get along well, but then slowly Rosie discovers she is a witch and begins to change, and her powers start coming to the fore. This story of fantasy is not just for children, even adults will enjoy the book.

The theme of bullying also runs through the plot, apart from the romantic angle between Adam and the cook Selena. All the characters are well sketched, especially that of Rosie. The book also conveys the message that with power comes accountability. The story is neat and simple and Rosie's magick connects well with readers. The narration is detailed and descriptive, making the scenes come alive while reading.

It's a thoughtful story for kids. Books with a message and moral are always good to read as children will be able to understand them better via a story. Little Magick is a good book and it's quite interesting to read how Rosanna deals with her powers when she finds out about it.

Spotlight: Dina Redmon Visits to Talk About Erotic Romance, CHASING CIRCUMSTANCE!

Today, we're doing something a little different. Fellow author Dina Redmon is stopping by to talk about her latest book!

Hello, Dina! It's great that you're visiting MLB.  :)




Hi! Thank you for having me on your blog, Marie. 

My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...


All right.

Can you tell us a little about your book? When did it come out and where can we get it?  



Chasing Circumstance is not your typical romance. Amia, the main character is in the 40+ category and is a bit of a wild child until… well, until you read the book to find out.;) I released this novel through Beau Coup Publishing in April of last year. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 



So, what inspired you to write this book? How did you get into writing romance/erotica?


They say to write what you know, so that’s what I did. It’s based on my own broken heart. Any added information may ruin my reputation, so I choose to not say anything else. Oh, hell, who am I kidding? My reputation is already what it is… LOL! 


(Winks.) So...what, do you feel, sets your book apart from other books in the genre?


That’s easy…the age of the main character and the fact that it’s written in first person perspective. Plus, since it’s based on my story and I’m a one of a kind gal, well, that makes it a one of a kind story as well. 


Wow, I am impressed that you're so brave, putting it all out there for the world to see.


So, give us a teaser or two of the book if you can.


Two of my very favorite things in the whole world are hot cocoa and biscotti. When combined, the experience of dipping the cookies in the thick, warm chocolate and munching on them relaxes me. And today – I needed to relax. Taking my cup to the desk, I settled myself in the chair and opened my laptop. Since my relationship with Stuart had ended, the computer had been something I avoided. I connected it with him, I guess. But no more – it was time to take the next step in my life.

So, I set up an online dating profile on Sizzling Singles to find what I needed. Most of the men on these sites only wanted one thing anyway, and since I was looking for the same thing, what did it matter where they came from?

Pushing a lock of hair from my eyes, I got down to business. “Let's see, Amia Durant, forty years old, five foot six inches tall, red hair, green eyes and a professional career. There, that should do it.” I posted my picture and waited anxiously for the responses to start coming in.

During the evening, I made myself comfortable, watching a little TV and reading a romance on my e-reader. No matter how involved I was in my book or a show, I kept one ear open for that ‘ding’ which would tell me someone had taken notice of my post. It didn’t take long before I received my first reply. A smile crossed my face as I leapt from the couch, went to my desk, and pulled up the man's profile to scan it. I thought it would be a good idea to take a test drive before I jumped into a caravan of conquests. Gary Morgan looked to be the perfect crash test dummy. He was forty-four years old, good looking without being playboy handsome, and had been on the site for over a year. I knew that would make him a bit desperate. I stared at his photo. He reminded me of an older Tony Danza with his graying temples, soulful brown eyes and those attractive dimples that framed his smile.

Retrieving my laptop, I nestled down in the couch and tucked my feet up under me. This was going to be fun. “Hey, Amia, I was perusing the new members and came across your picture and profile. I’m sure you hear this all the time, but you’re beautiful. If you’re interested in chatting, please feel free to message me back.” Gary’s message was so stereotypical I could’ve almost read it with my eyes closed.

“Well, hello there, Gary. I hadn’t expected a response to my profile so quickly. Thank you for your interest. Please call me and let's get to know each other. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.” I typed in my phone number, hit the send button, sat back and waited for the phone to ring. I know it was a bit reckless for me to give out my phone number so early, but I was ready to do this. Besides, I’d had enough of this online crap to last me a lifetime, and cell phone numbers were easy enough to change if necessary.

3... 2... 1...ring. As if it were a scene written in a screenplay, the phone rang on cue. This was going to be easy. We chatted for a bit and made plans to meet at a restaurant near his office for dinner the following night.

Thanks for that riveting excerpt! I'm interested to see what happens next...

So, I'm sure readers are curious about your next writing project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now or is that a secret?


Secret? Nope! I’m working on the sequel to my other novel, To Speak of It Again. I’m beyond stoked about this too! It continues Maggie’s journey and introduces you to a lot of the people she met along the way. You get a chance to hear all their stories as well.  


Sounds great!

Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about Chasing Circumstance, Dina! 

My pleasure!

Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this erotic romance! ;)




Here is the blurb.  

What happens when you reach your breaking point?

Amia Durant was trying to figure that out.
At forty years old, Amia had it all. She worked for Millian’s, the third highest ranking ad agency in the world, and though her career was her life, she felt incomplete.
Turning to the internet for companionship, she meets Stuart Cairns. They laugh together over shared stories and help heal one another from mutual pains.

After months of communication, Stuart asked Amia to be his. Doubt filled her mind, but she knew she had to try. There was only one problem. He lived in Scotland and she in New York.
An unexpected opportunity delivers Amia to Scotland and she finds herself falling in love with him after spending a blissful weekend together before she returned stateside.

Will this fairy tale continue or will it fizzle out in the waters of the ocean between them?

(**Content Warning: Explicit language and graphical content. Intended for 18+ audience.)

Universal Amazon Link:  http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00JTO1QWY

Sounds like an interesting read!


About the Author:


Dina Redmon's passion for art consumes her life. With interests in a myriad of different art mediums--writing, painting, sculpting, drawing, tattooing, crocheting and so many more--she can usually be found working on a project or five at any given time.

When she's not sitting on her couch--with her laptop precariously balanced on her knee while she writes--you never know where you might find her. Dina's travels continue to take her all over the United States, collecting stories as she goes. They say to write what you know and that's exactly what she does.


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