Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 10: 1475119836
Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 51,520
Cover Artist: Russ Turner Photography
Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control.
Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.
Excerpt:William watched her fingers move smoothly through her hair, with an odd expression on his face. Looking up, she found him staring at her, and smiled shyly. She had been so absorbed in telling him the dream that she had forgotten he wasn’t wearing a shirt; now that was all she could think about. She could almost feel the heat coming off of him, and she shifted a little on the bed. The look in his eyes was unmistakable now, and she got up quickly. She had stayed in his room far too long and he was wearing too little clothing for her comfort.
He got up as well and pulled her into his arms, kissing her so fiercely it took her breath away. Her head got a little foggy, and she was enjoying the feeling of his bare skin under her hands and the tiny jolts of electricity running all over her body. The voice in the back of her head telling her to get out was quickly being drowned out by the much louder voice shouting at her to stay.
As though he could hear her mental argument with herself, he pulled away and stepped back a few steps. “You should probably go,” he said in a husky voice. “If you don’t we’ll end up doing something we’ll both regret in the morning, and I don’t want us to end this before it’s even started.” He stepped closer, brushed his thumb across her swollen lips, and kissed her on the cheek. “I’ll see you in the morning, Jilly. Sleep well.”
She hadn’t spoken at all; she just nodded her head to whatever he had been saying. She stumbled back to her room and collapsed back into bed, her body melting into the mattress as though all of her bones had gone missing. She slept like the dead until morning.
Chasing the Witch by Jessica Gibson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?
Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty.
The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?
1 Where did you get the idea for the novel?
Mark of the Witch sort of just sprang out of my love for all things paranormal. Plus I love witchy books. Jilly just sort of spilled out.
2 Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title?
It was originally called Marked, but a few of my friends and I came up with Mark of the Witch. It had a better ring to it
3 Which came first, the title or the novel?
The book came first for sure. With any book I write, I need to get to know the characters before I pick a title.
4 Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
I love the idea of magic, and all things paranormal, so I knew I wanted to write paranormal. What I love about it is that you can make anything happen. There’s nothing too weird or fantastical. I can let my imagination run wild.
5 Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
For me it’s exciting when someone tells me they love my book. I get a kick out of it.
6 What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
Currently I’m reading Flutter by Melissa Andrea, she’s an indie as well, and it’s really good!!
7 What was your first book that you ever wrote (very first one you wrote, not published)?
Um, really the first book I wrote was Mark of the Witch. I know a lot of authors will say that they’ve been writing their whole lives, but I have not lol.
8 What is your writing process?
I have to have music when I write, it helps the creative juices flow. Anything moody.
9 Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Wow, so many lol. Diana Gabaldon, Stephanie Nelson, Jeaniene Frost, Andrea DiGiglio, J.K Rowling, C.G. Powell, Charlaine Harris, Olivia Hardin, and too many more to name lol
10 At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say?
I love to write a little note, it feels more personal. As a reader myself I love when an author I like makes it more personal. I usually keep it somewhat book related for the note.
11 What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I have to be wearing socks all the time. Pretty much unless I have sandals on, I have to be wearing socks. It’s weird, I know it is, but I need to have them on.
12 How do you react to a bad review?
I wallow for 5 minutes and then read the review again and see what I can learn from it. Sometimes bad reviews can be good, they teach you things about what you can improve on.
13 How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I had an online release party for the fans, and I went to dinner with my husband and son.
About the Author:
Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In a
ddition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.
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