Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia and a Magical GIVEAWAY!

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly awaiting!

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Title: Forest of Whispers
Author: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Expected Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

Jennifer Murgia photo 1384944_10200610144198229_370165092_n_zpsbcfb015a.jpgJennifer Murgia has long loved the dark and speculative -- and it's from these dark places that she weaves fantastical stories, often hoping to find truth in them. Her Young Adult novels include the upcoming Historical Fantasy FOREST OF WHISPERS (9/9/14 -- Spencer Hill Press), BETWEEN THESE LINES, ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS. She is the co-founder and coordinator of YA FEST and currently resides in Pennsylvania.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Road Trip! The Creeper Gallery

Some of my favorite shops feature art and found objects with a macabre theme... Obscura, New York City, New York, Loved to Death, San Francisco, California and now, The Creeper Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania. The gallery features the work of of artists D.L. Marian and Danielle Deveroux as well as well as some really cool found objects. Have a look...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Road Trip! The New York Renaissance Fair

It'd been too long since I'd gone to the Faire (check out my Renaissance Faire report for Witches and Pagans magazine). 2014 was full of delights, including Vixens En Garde--an act well worth checking out!

Fancy a camel ride?
...or perhaps a game of chess?
Or a dance, perchance?
Loads of baby dragons!
Music from the dulcimer...
...and other minstrels.
Yes, they take Lady Visa and Mastercard, but alas, not New World Express :(
Selfie with fairie and dragon ♥
The Vixens en Garde fight with swords...
...and light sabers...
These ladies know their sticks... if you know what I mean! ;)
Visit the New York Renaissance Faire on weekends during the month of August through Labor Day. Not near New York? Find your Faire HERE!