Friday, October 27, 2017

Release Day Blitz Haunting Magic by Neely Powell

Haunting Magic
The Witches of New Mourne
Book 2
Neely Powell

Genre: dark paranormal/suspense

Date of Publication: 10/27/17

ISBN: 978-1-5092-1669-7 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-5092-1670-3 Digital

Number of pages: 296
Word Count: 70,045

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Magic and mayhem bring a witch and a Hollywood producer together…will an ancient curse tear them apart?

Book Description:

Fiona Burns, a witch who sees dead people, meets Hollywood producer Bailey Powers, who sees her as the next cable star—and a fake. Even so, she’s tempted by the dynamic producer in more ways than one. But she has a big distraction—a vicious curse on her family coven.

The ghosts of New Mourne warn of the return of the Woman in White, a vengeful spirit who claims the life of a Connelly witch from every generation. During the battle, Fiona unwittingly fuels the demonic forces, and black magic brings death and heartbreak to her family.

Initially a skeptic, Bailey is soon caught up in her supernatural battle with forces of evil. He’s also beginning to think Fiona can help him escape his haunting past. With magic and mayhem at war and survival on the line, the Witches of New Mourne face a new challenge from their ancient foe. They discover that not all dark deeds are borne of the Woman but a demon who is bent on gaining the Woman’s powers for his own. Will another generation fall? Or does the curse end here?

Magic Excerpt:
Overgrown weeds
covered the back of cemetery. In the deepening gloom, Fiona stumbled over a
stump. The baby’s screams filled her head. She had to help this child.
The grave
markers in the back of the cemetery were the oldest ones. Some of them were so
weathered it was impossible to read the names and dates on them. When they
reached the back corner, Fiona knelt. All she could hear was the baby’s cry.
She dug through
the weeds and scruff in front of her, ignoring the sting of thorns on her
hands. Bailey dug with her, and soon she touched the cool stone of a broken
grave marker.
MacCuindliss” was carved in uneven letters deep in the stone.
“This is the
Woman in White’s baby.” Fiona traced the name on the marker with tender
fingers. “Please don’t cry,” she whispered. “I’ll try to find your mother, I
The baby’s cry
faded to a whimper. The mist blew away, leaving Fiona and Bailey under a canopy
of threatening clouds.
Fiona breathed. “The Woman’s name.”

streaked over the mountains, and the ominous stink of sulfur infused the air.

About the Author:

Neely Powell is the pseudonym for co-writers Leigh Neely and Jan Hamilton Powell. Long-time friends, they’re the authors of “The Witches of New Mourne” a paranormal series about a family coven, a centuries’ old curse and an enchanted town.

AWAKENING MAGIC is available from The Wild Rose Press, and now HAUNTING MAGIC continues the story.

Their first paranormal novel, TRUE NATURE, is also available from The Wild Rose Press.

Writing as Celeste Hamilton, Jan published 24 bestselling romance novels for Silhouette and Avon Books. Her day job is in corporate communications in Tennessee. Leigh has a long resume as an editor and freelance writer, and is managing editor of a regional magazine group in Florida.


Interview with Neely Powell
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
From our Southern heritage and our humorously dysfunctional families. We also have always loved ghost stories, tales of the paranormal, and thoughts of another dimension.
How did you do research for your book?
We studied witches and Wiccan practices and rituals. We also did a lot of studying about fae and fairies. We added a touch of Christianity to it just to show that different beliefs, though they contrast, they have more in common than they have differences. We learned a lot about Celtic magic and folklore along with who immigrated to America and why.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
Actually, both of us have full-time day jobs, and we write most of the time. Neely is a magazine writer and editor, and Powell is a health-care communications professional.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Powell would go to the eighth century in North Umbria and be loved by Uhtred, the hero of “The Last Kingdom,” and be allowed bathe every day.
Neely would go back to the 1970s and be the groundbreaking reporter she dreamed of being as a young girl.
What is your next project?

After finishing “Healing Magic,” the third book of The Witches of New Mourne, we will work on the fourth book, which includes a dragon.

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