Friday, December 19, 2014

Spell For Sophia Ariella Moon Blog Tour & Giveaway

So I'm supposed to be posting an interview this morning, small problem, or really rather large problem being that I don't seem to have the interview...  Yeah I know I should have made the post sooner so I'd have known this before the day of my post, but hindsight is 20/20 right?  It's been one of those months.  Since I'm on the schedule for today and they sent out excerpt I'm going to post one of those for now and then find out if I can get back on the schedule with an interview at a later date.  I figure the wrong post is better than no post at all.  So let's talk about Ariella Moon's Spell for Sofia.

About The Book

Sophia Perez-Hidalgo’s survival depends upon her mastering magic and the supernatural before her lawless parents and their vengeful boss catch up to her. How far must she flee to escape them forever? Sophia runs until she’s out of stolen money, then…Fate delivers her into the arms of Louisiana teen Shiloh Breaux Martine, and his grand-mère, a voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou.

Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll travel through time, battle zombies, and risk his bright future to protect her. While Ainslie, best friend extraordinaire, will jeopardize her sanity to find and aid Sophia. When friendship, magic, and love are not enough, Sophia will have to save herself. But first, she must believe she’s worth saving. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.

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The Excerpt

"I will not drop you off at the nearest town," Breaux insisted the next morning. We stood in the small sitting room where I had slept on the sofa and he had snored into a pillow on the floor. Neither of us had felt comfortable disturbing Mam'zelle's bed. "You're coming home with me. Maman will want to hear about Grand-mère."
I knew what he was thinking — you owe her. I crossed my arms over my chest. "You can tell her."
The vein above his left eyebrow throbbed. I could tell he was clenching his teeth. He always clenched them when he was angry. I jutted my chin so he wouldn't know how much I wanted to go with him. Finally he said in a low voice, "I never figured you for a coward."
"Excuse me?" My tone sharpened.
He widened his stance and crossed his arms over his chest. We had dressed in jeans, long-sleeved knit tops, and hoodies. "You're afraid Maman won't believe you."
I averted my gaze and ran my hand down the fuzzy scarlet scarf Ainslie had given me one Christmas. He was right; that worry had been in the back of my mind. But mainly it would shatter my soul to be surrounded by Miss Wanda's motherly kindness. Worse, to be under the same roof as Breaux knowing Mam'zelle would disapprove. No point further scarring my heart or angering a deceased mambo queen. I still had a little pride and a large desire for self-preservation.
Breaux's voice softened. "Don't run away. Tell Maman about Grand-mère. She'll want to hear about the soul path. I won't be able to do it justice."
A boulder of resolve tumbled from my shoulders. I searched for an excuse. "Your mother is a foster parent. I'm underage. Won't she be obligated to report me to the authorities?"
"She hasn't so far. Besides, they could help you get home."
I blinked back tears. "You don't get it. I have no home. I can't go near anyone I care about." I lifted my backpack off the floor and glanced at the front door. "I need to find a safe hideout—"
He stepped closer and reached for my backpack. His fingers brushed mine, sending tingles up my arm. "Tell me why you need to hide."
"I can't. You'll hate me."
"Did you kill someone?"
I shook my head.
Breaux placed the backpack on the floor beside us and took my hand. Palm to palm, our fingers laced together. A thrill shivered my stomach. "Rob a bank?" he asked.
"Harm an animal?"
I glared at him. "Of course not."
He wrapped his free arm around my waist as though we were slow dancing. "Buy more than fifteen items at the grocery express line?"
I laughed. "Maybe."
His eyebrows arched. He waited. I knew him. He could wait until the next hurricane hit.

The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon

Think magic will solve your problems?

Bring you love? Cure you? Protect you? Help you find someone who is lost?

Think again.

Magic tests friendships. It hisses, chirps, stinks up the room, backfires, and explodes. Magic forces you to make tough decisions. Shatter limitations. Discover your true self. When you use magic, expect results in the ultimate triple-un—unpredictable, uncontrollable, and so undeniable.

And you thought navigating high school was tough.

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About The Author

Ariella Moon is the author of the Teen Wytche Saga, a sweet Young Adult paranormal series. Ariella writes about magic, friendship, high school, secrets, and love in Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Fire from Astraea Press.

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella is a Reiki Master, author, and shaman. She lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon.

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Blog Tour Giveaway 

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 1/19/15 

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. 


The Blog Tour
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December 19th
Once Upon a YA Book – Spotlight
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Bookish Events – Interview

December 20th
Mythical Books – Interview

December 22nd
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Bound 4 Escape – Review
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December 23rd
readalot – Review
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January 14th
Word to Dreams – Spotlight

January 15th
Angelia Almos Author – Spotlight
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  1. Hi Jenn.
    Sorry the interview vanished! I'll email Kathy at I am a Reader, and have her send it to you. Meanwhile, thank you so much for featuring Spell For Sophia and for giving a shout out to all the books in the Teen Wytche Saga. You're the best!
    ~Ariella Moon

    1. Actually I think we figured out I forgot to send it so I'll get some questions sent asap. I'm really sorry.