Linda G. Hill

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – Linda G. Hill, Teri Polen, Lyn Horner, Heather Kindt and Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Thanks to Sally, my novel has been compiled into a collection with some amazing books! Check it out, and add to your Christmas wish list! ❤

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to another Christmas Book Fair featuring authors from the bookstore and the books that would make wonderful gifts for all ages.  With 160 authors to feature it is time to pack the shelves.

The first author is Linda G. Hilland her book The Magician’s Curse: A Paranormal Romance – The Great Dagmaru Book 1.

About the book

When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love.

Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins?

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86. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, November 25th, 6:00pm
Herbert (and Georgette)

 

Herbert sits at the window. Georgette takes the seat beside him.

Herbert: I saw you running for the bus.

Georgette: I almost missed it.

Herbert: I’m glad you didn’t.

Georgette: Oh yes?

Herbert: You remind me of someone. Someone I loved a long time ago.

Georgette: That’s funny–I was going to say the same thing. You remind me of someone too.

Herbert: I’m Herbert. (holds out hand) What’s your name?

Georgette: (smiles and takes his hand) Georgette.

Herbert: Georgette. That’s a lovely name.

Georgette: Thank you.

Herbert: I’m getting off in a couple of stops. Can I buy you a coffee?

Georgette: Tea. I drink tea.

Herbert: I can buy tea.

Georgette: Then I’ll go with you.

Herbert: I’m so glad …

 

 

Next stop: Sunday, November 26th, 5:00pm

Click here to learn all about this series, how it works, and where to find your favourite characters.


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A Special Collaboration

I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with fantasy romance author D. Lieber on a special project in which our main characters met and had a chat!

A little about D.:

D. writes stories she wants to read. Her love of the worlds of fiction led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.
When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, crafting, watching anime, Korean television, Bollywood, or old movies. She may also be getting her geek on while planning her next steampunk cosplay with friends.
She lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John), retired guide dog (Samwise), and cat (Yin).

 

Links
Website: http://www.dlieber.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dlieberwriting
Google+: http://www.google.com/+DLieber
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15163863.D_Lieber
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dlieberwriting/

Her book, The Exiled Otherkin, is set to be released on November 2nd.

Our scene between Ember, the protagonist of The Exiled Otherkin, and Stephen, the main character of The Magician’s Curse, takes place quite by accident. Enjoy!

Stephen and Ember Meet

SETTING: In the catacombs of Rome, a Fae refugee marketplace thrives. Ember has just purchased a replacement boot dagger. As she is leaving the stall, she almost collides with Stephen.

EMBER: (pulls her hat lower) Excuse me.

STEPHEN: My fault entirely. I’m a bit lost.

EMBER: (peeking up at him) It’s my first time here as well, so I doubt I will be of any help.

STEPHEN: If you don’t mind my saying so, you don’t (clears throat) look quite as out of place here as I feel.

EMBER: Is he human? (squinting slightly) How did you get here?

STEPHEN: (smiles) I’m actually not quite sure. I’m looking for a set of knives. I mentioned it to someone in a bar, and the next thing I knew I was climbing down a ladder. The gentleman disappeared after that.

EMBER: (excited over her new purchase) I just bought an excellent dagger from that stall (points). Do you want to see it?

STEPHEN: (nods) How kind of you.

EMBER: (pulls her dagger from her boot sheath) Check it out. You see these two jewels? If you slide this one (slides jewel), and then press this one … (points dagger at a wooden sign above a tavern, then presses the second jewel. The dagger blade shoots out of the hilt and into the sign. Grins at Stephen.)

STEPHEN: (laughs) That’s a little more dangerous than I have a need for. I’m looking for something I can juggle, not kill my audience with. I’m a magician on stage. (looks up at the blade in the sign) Would you like me to get that for you?

Read the rest at D.’s blog and check out the details for The Exiled Otherkin while you’re there!


Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “The Magician’s Curse: A Paranormal Romance – The Great Dagmaru Book 1 “ by Author, Linda G. Hill

Colleen Chesebro wrote a fabulous review of my novel! Go check it out! And don’t forget, all proceeds from my book will given to those suffering from the effects of the hurricanes. The first $100 to go to help the people in Puerto Rico.
Thanks again, Colleen! ❤

Colleen Chesebro✨The Fairy Whisperer✨

  • Title: The Magician’s Curse: A Paranormal Romance The Great Dagmaru Book 1
  • Amazon Author Page
  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 258 Pages
  • Publisher: LG Hill
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2017
  • Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0721ZH2KN
  • ISBN-10: 0994891229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0994891228
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994891229
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Genre Fiction, Gothic, Paranormal Romance

    *I was given a pre-publication copy of this book by the author for review purposes*

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

“When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love. Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant…

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32. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Monday, October 2nd, 6:00pm
Jeff and Sandi (and everyone on the bus)

 

Jeff: So I’ve been thinking.

Sandi: About what?

Jeff: About where our relationship is going.

Sandi: (looks down at their hands clasped together) Do you think that’s a good idea?

Jeff: Are you happy with it the way it is? All this sneaking around?

Sandi: What is the alternative? Unless I quit my job at the dungeon, there’s no way you can go public with the fact that we’re dating.

Jeff: But we’re not doing anything wrong …

Sandi: Your superiors aren’t going to understand that. They’ll see only what’s on the surface.

Jeff: So what if … (gets up and kneels in the aisle beside her, a diamond ring in his hand) What if I asked you to marry me?

Sandi lifts her right hand to her mouth, her left is poised in front of Jeff.

Jeff: Life is much to short to let it pass us by worrying about what other people think. If you’ll say yes, it won’t matter what you do. Sandi, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you do me the great honour of becoming my wife?

Sandi: YES!

Everyone on the bus applauds as they kiss.

 

Next stop: Tuesday, October 3rd, 5:00pm

Click here to learn all about this series, how it works, and where to find your favourite characters.


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9. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, September 9th, 9:00pm
Jeff and Sandi

 

Jeff: Are going to work tomorrow?

Sandi: I don’t know. You?

Jeff: I have to.

Sandi: Jet lag’s a bitch. It was fun though, right?

Jeff: (smiling) I had the best time ever.

They kiss.

Sandi: So, do we have to go back to pretending?

Jeff: We don’t have a choice.

Sandi: (nods) It sucks.

Jeff: Believe me, I’d love to yell, ‘I love this woman!’ from the rooftops.

Sandi squeezes his hand.

Sandi: I’m thinking about quitting.

Jeff: No! You can’t quit. If anyone should, it’s me.

Sandi: (laughing) Riiight. You can’t quit and you know it.

Jeff: Yeah. Would you do that for me? I mean, I’m not asking you to do it, but would you?

Sandi: (looks into his eyes) I’d do anything for you. You know that.

They kiss for a while.

Jeff: My stop’s coming up.

Sandi: Want me to get off with you?

Jeff: Better not. We both need a good night’s sleep.

Sandi: (sighs) Yeah, I guess you’re right. Call me in the morning.

Jeff: (kisses her) Sure thing. Good night, Miss Fantasia.

Sandi: Good night Reverend Fisher.

 

Next stop: Sunday, September 10th, 9:00am

Click here to learn all about this series, how it works, and where to find your favourite characters.


One Liner Wednesday – What Happens Next

This is awesome! I wouldn’t normally reblog a One-Liner Wednesday, but this one is a review of my book. Check it out! And say hi to Maida, an up and coming romance writer herself, while you’re there. 😀 Thanks, Maida!

Carpe Diem Chronicles by Maida Malby

The Magician’s Curse kept me turning page after page – I wanted to see what happens next.

Fetus - Linda G. Hill Book Cover for ‘The Magicians Curse’ by Author Linda G.Hill

I gave Linda Hill’s The Magician’s Curse four stars on Goodreads and Amazon. This was an entertaining read. Oftentimes, if you’ve read as many books as I have, you’d be able to predict what’s going to happen next. With The Magician’s Curse, I couldn’t. That’s what kept me turning page after page – to see what the characters will do next, what will happen to them. It’s certainly different from the typical books I read and a great palate cleanser. It’s not cookie-cutter or formulaic at all. I don’t normally read books with young characters (18/23) anymore, but I made an exception for this. I’m glad I did because the heroine and hero (Herman and Stephen) are mature for their age. I’d recommend…

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