Maggie Shayne’s new series…THE PORTAL
The Website, the original song, the video trailer, the contests, the BOOKS!!
LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are incredibly happy to promote for the incredible Maggie Shayne today!
Maggie has an amazing new series coming out shortly called THE PORTAL. The series will consist of 3 full length novels and an eNovella prequel.
“Legacy of the Witch”, the FREE eNovella Prequel will be released on 9/1/12. The first full length novel of the series, “Mark of the Witch”, will be released on 9/17/12, followed by “Daughter of the Spellcaster” (book #2) on 11/20/12, and finally “Blood of the Sorceress” (book #3) on 1/20/13.
In association with this epic new series, Maggie has launched an incredible new website geared toward the series. ThePortalBooks.com was launched on 6/1 and there have been some absolutely incredible things going on over there. For instance, yesterday, 8/1, the brand new PORTAL contest was launched. In this one, they’re giving away eBooks, Tarot readings, and a Kindle Fire of Nook Tablet.
This contest will run from 8/1 – 8/31 and a new question will be posted every week. Answer one or all of the questions to be entered into the drawing. Each correct answer will get you one contest entry. The more questions you answer correctly, the better your chances of winning!
Prizes will be: 1st place – Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet and the first book in THE PORTAL series, “Mark of the Witch”. 2nd place – A Tarot reading, courtesy of Maggie, and a copy of “Mark of the Witch”. 3rd place – “Mark of the Witch”.
And… just for entering, you will receive a FREE copy of Maggie’s eNovella, “Musketeer by Moonlight”!
There were some other great things launched with the introduction of The Portal website that you need to check out – an original song, and an amazing video book trailer .
So, if that all doesn’t have you super excited for the new series, we thought we’d give you the blurbs for each of the books to make sure you were!
“Legacy of the Witch”, THE PORTAL Prequel eNovella, 9/1/12:
“Once upon a time, there lived three witches….”
As a child, Amarrah loved her grandmother’s stories of three witches who were members of the king’s harem—but they were more than just stories. Amarrah knew she had been there with them…and now their legacy, along with an ancient box that once belonged to them, lies in her hands.
Charged with keeping the box safe, Amarrah is heartbroken when it is stolen from her while she moves to America. Years later, she is shocked to see it on TV and is determined to get it back. Tracking the artifact leads her to Sergeant Harrison Brockson, a handsome soldier who stirs memories of a man she knew centuries ago in ancient Babylon. Is Harrison the key to finding the box—or could he be her destiny?
“Mark of the Witch”, THE PORTAL #1, 9/17/12:
*Read LITERAL ADDICTION’s 5 Skull Review HERE
A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn’t believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she’s forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown.
Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches-and Indira’s sacred calling. Yet there’s something even Tomas doesn’t know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he’s come to love-and saving the world.
“Daughter of the Spellcaster”, THE PORTAL #2, 11/20/12:
Lena Dunkirk is a practicing witch, Ryan McNally a wealthy playboy. Logic says mismatch, yet from the first they share a passion that defies reason, as if they know each other from another place, another time. Then Lena gets pregnant and runs for the safety of home.
Months later, when Ryan appears at her door looking to help raise their child, Lena doesn’t know whom to trust–particularly now that “guru to the stars” Bahru has taken an interest in her baby, offering gifts forged of magic.
Soon she and Ryan are sharing eerie dreams of ancient lands, while a vengeful demon plots to take possession of their child. As the moment of birth approaches, the demon’s power rises, forcing the hand of love to wield the blade that will decide the fate of a child’s soul–and the future of the world.
“Blood of the Sorceress”, THE PORTAL #3, 1/20/13:
Their Love was destiny. Was a curse to be their undoing?
As an ancient king’s favorite harem slave, Lilia committed the worst of all possible crimes: loving another man. When the king discovered her treason, her lover was sentenced to lose his soul and linger in eternal imprisonment, and Lilia herself was executed alongside her sisters. While they reincarnated through countless lifetimes, she lingered alone between worlds for thousands of years, waiting for the moment to rescue her beloved Demetrius.
Now that moment has come. Demetrius has broken free, but without his soul and in the thrall of the same high priest who betrayed them so long ago; he has become an icy, uncaring cad, devoting himself solely to pleasure and power. Somehow Lilia must convince him to reclaim his humanity, to abandon the enemy tempting him to give in to his selfish desires–or her life will be lost alongside his, both of them condemned to eternal damnation, eternal isolation, their love lost one final and irrevocable time.
You’re madly wishing it were at least September 1st already aren’t you!? We know…
For now though, be sure and check out everything that ThePortalBooks.com has to offer – there’s ALWAYS new stuff being posted and going - and enter the amazing new Portal contest that just started yesterday.
News & Giveaway!!
NEWS: Because we’re HUGE Maggie Shayne fans and need to make sure we’re in on everything that goes on, we’ll be doing another promo event and contest on 9/1 to celebrate the release of “Legacy of the Witch”, an Interview, Giveaway and Live Chat with Maggie on 9/23 to celebrate the 9/17 release of “Mark of the Witch”, an Author Ambush Guest Post, Giveaway and Live Chat with Maggie on 11/20 to celebrate Release Day of “Daughter of the Spellcaster”, and a Character Interview with the cast of THE PORTAL, Giveaway and Live Chat with Maggie on 1/20/13 for the last book, “Blood of the Sorceress”. Make sure to mark your calendars!! :)
GIVEAWAY: Maggie’s not the only one letting people enter to win today… In celebration of the successful launch of Maggie’s Portal website and all it has to offer, we’re giving away some goodies to 2 lucky winners too (1 person from LITERAL ADDICTION and 1 person from Book Monster Reviews).
The winner from LITERAL ADDICTION will receive a hard to find, SIGNED, Hardcover copy of “Embrace the Twilight” (Sarafina & Willem’s book from WINGS IN THE NIGHT) and the very first (ever!) Portal series tote bag (I just finished design on these and they haven’t even been ordered yet so this will be the first one given away to anyone!).
Book Monster’s winner will receive an incredibly coveted Advance Reading Copy of “Mark of the Witch” (THE PORTAL Book #1) and the 1st 3 collectible trading cards for the series.
To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget for the Event on our New News Nook page 8/2 - 8/6, make sure you ‘Like’ Maggie’s Facebook Fanpage (every new ‘Like’ gets “Shayne On You” FREE by using the coupon code on the Fanapalooza tab, and they draw a Fan of the Week every Saturday for a prize!), take the other listed actions for additional entries, and then mark as ‘Done’.
Be sure that your Rafflecopter email address is correct!
For your chance at the copy of “Mark of the Witch” and the trading cards, go to Book Monster and enter the contest over there as well!