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“Do not teach witchcraft to fools” by Ashlyn Chase #paranormal #Wicca #Halloween

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Witch meant “wise woman” to our Pagan ancestors, as it does to me. I cannot think of any more appropriate term.

The Official Witch of Salem: Laurie Cabot www.lauriecabot.com/

The Official Witch of Salem: Laurie Cabot
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Laurie Cabot (the official witch of Salem, MA) warned, “Do not teach this craft to fools.” I don’t think I hear that quite enough. There is great power, thus great responsibility, at our wand-tips. Those who are governed by knee-jerk reactions or vindictiveness have no business wielding magic as a weapon. For those who fear modern day Wicca, know that the number one fundamental lesson we are taught is “Harm none.” The next item on the Witchcraft 101 lesson plan is the rule of three. If you send out any black magic, it will backfire on the sender three times.

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casting a magic circle
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A craft is something creative. It’s also something we practice. Authors create and practice their craft each time they write a story. Wiccans may draw a magic circle and put an intention out to the universe as part of practicing their craft. Because I wish to be a wise-woman, I never told a certain ex-friend that I was involved with the craft. She had a hair trigger temper and revenge was something she thought was good to get. Right after Hollywood released, “The Craft” she asked me if I knew where she could learn witchcraft. I told her she should probably realize that Hollywood wasn’t real. I went on to mention that Witches today were more like a bunch of earthy, peace-loving hippies. She quickly lost interest.

Cupcake Coven Cover-edit (2)My latest series, Love Spells Gone Wrong  is about a coven of good witches that goof! Hey, we all make mistakes, right? How did I get the idea for this series? Well, it happened to someone who asked for my help. (By the way, other than sending healing white light, witches can’t perform magic for another person without their specific request.)

So, my male friend asked for a date for New Year’s Eve. I felt he was a tough case, because he wasn’t exactly good looking (putting it mildly.) I supercharged my spell, using red (passion) instead of pink (romantic love.) My mistake! On January first he called me and demanded, “What TugCover-453x680did you do?”

Uh oh. “Why? What happened,” I asked, innocently.

He shouted, “I was practically date-raped last night.”

Yikes! As it turned out, he bumped into an old girlfriend who was obsessed with him. Coincidence? People who don’t believe in magic would say ‘yes.’ People who do believe in magic would tsk-tsk and tell him to find another witch.

Ashlyn Chase

Ashlyn Chase

Now, I have to confess, I’m a lazy Wiccan. I haven’t practiced in years and no one has asked for my help recently. (Thank goodness.) I don’t do spells for myself anymore, because my life is almost perfect, and I don’t want to mess it up!

But nothing is wasted on a writer! I’m able to use what I know to craft a believable story. And maybe that’s all I should do!

Ashlyn Chase is a best selling author who writes funny and sexy, light paranormal romances and erotic romances. Her latest releases for Lachesis Publishing include the The Cupcake Coven and Tug of Attraction in the Love Spells Gone Wrong Series. Connect with Ashlyn on her website and on facebook and twitter.

Copy of Fall reader_author conferenceAshlyn is organizing a reader/writer conference called FALL IN LOVE WITH NEW ENGLAD: ROMANCE READER/AUTHOR CONFERENCE in 2016.

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CROSSED OUT by KIM BACCELLIA (YA/paranormal)

The Revolving Book for TODAY is the paranormal CROSSED OUT by KIM BACCELLIA

PRICED RIGHT AT .99 CENTS on AMAZON KINDLE! http://tinyurl.com/8bkcw9d

GENRE: PARANORMAL YA (YOUNG ADULT)

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/8b255td

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SYNOPSIS:

Following the light can’t be that hard, right? So why don’t the dead just do it and leave Stephanie Stewart alone?

However nothing is ever as simple as it should be, as Stephanie learns when her hidden ‘gift’ becomes more than a nuisance, quickly turning unto a liability.

If she can’t learn to trust someone with her secret, the world as she knows it will go to hell. Literally. But if she doesn’t choose wisely, she might just end up learning firsthand how hard it is to follow that light.

Because she’s next on the list to be crossed out.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/8b255td

AUTHOR BIO:

Kim Baccellia has always been a sucker for the paranormal. She blames it on her families’ love for such things such as having picnics at cemeteries, visiting psychics, and reading her mother’s copies of the daily horoscope. She even had her own horoscope column in middle school, which was a big hit!

Kim’s other works include the poem, “My Father”, which appears in the anthology Mind Mutations, published by The Sun Rising Press. Her essay about the adoption of her son, Finally, Our Turn, appeared in Adoptive Families magazine. Her YA multicultural fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, is published by Virtual Tales and available now at Amazon.

A member of SCBWI, Kim is currently writing the sequel to CROSSED OUT. She’s also putting the finishing touches on an upper MG fantasy No Goddesses Allowed. She lives in Southern California with her husband and son.

CONNECT WITH KIM ONLINE:

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/kbaccellia

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ixtumea

Twitter name @ixtumea

WEB SITE:  http://www.kim-baccellia.com/

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