Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crescent Moon Press -
Three Day Blog Tour
My blog prize - Teddy Bear wearing A Witch's Lament t-shirt
(cute enough to cuddle)
Rose Quartz Pendulum
Book on using the Pendulum

Welcome to the Blog Tour, or as I prefer to call it, Blog Hop. A similar idea to what we used to refer to as bar hopping. Not that I ever indulged in the infamous activity of bar hopping as a weekend event. Nope, not me. No way….Have I convinced you yet? I must admit, days when I might have bar hopped are so far in the past that I’d need a serious telescope to be able to see the speck in the distance.

With so many ideas whirling about in my mind for today’s blog, I decided to focus on shameless self-promotion. After all, that’s what this tour is about. Introducing the books of Crescent Moon Press authors to the public. Take a look at our covers.

Have you ever seen a publisher with such consistently gorgeous covers? I haven’t. I love my latest for A Witch's Legacy. (thanks to Jeannie Ruesch) You can see the cover over on the sidebar. It pulses with otherworldly, mystical energy that makes a person want to pick up the book and find out what’s happening. At least, I hope it does.

A Witch’s Legacy is sequel to A Witch’s Lament, a story about the infamous witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. You can read it as a standalone but to get the full benefit of the story and timeline, I would suggest reading the first one. As a special treat for visiting my blog today, here is an excerpt of A Witch’s Legacy:

Cold prickles rushed through Cassandra and she froze with mortification. Years of guilt burned in her stomach. Her limbs weakened. Then the anger struck. She slammed her hands to her hips and glared at Samson.

“How dare you say such a thing?” Damn Samson for being an instigator. How dare he resurrect her pain! She wanted to scream at him and demand he apologize for invading her life.

Hot blood rose to her face and without thinking she raised a hand and slapped him. The resounding crack echoed in the still of the late afternoon and Cassandra immediately recoiled from the uncharacteristic violent act.

She waited for him to yell at her, or make a retaliatory move, but he only flared his nostrils and lifted a hand to touch his cheek. When he spoke, his voice rumbled low and he forced words through clenched teeth.

“I dare because people are dying.” Aloof and distant, he continued as if reciting a speech. “There was another dog slaughtered today, so I’m guessing there’ll be another murder tonight.”

He stared at her. Waiting.

A Witch’s Legacy is available as e-book or print and you can find it here:

Now, it’s time for you to do some work.
Nothing difficult because you’re not even halfway through the blog hop yet and I don’t want to wear you out.

1.  Email your answer to a simple question (below) to This will automatically enter you to win the contest on my blog.

***Question: Where do my books, A Witch’s Lament and A Witch’s Legacy take place.***

I will be awarding a prize to someone who sends me the correct answer. Prize consists of teddy bear wearing t-shirt with A Witch's Lament cover image, a rose quartz pendulum, and a book on using the pendulum.

2.  Go to my website: and sign up for the mailing list for my newsletter. The blue and green link at the bottom of the home page says “Join my mailing list”

3.  Continue on to the next blog and see what author Kinley Baker has in store for you. I'm sure it'll be something fun.

Note: Crescent Moon Press authors live sea to shining sea. If the next blog has not yet posted for the tour, please check back. The time difference may have created a speed bump. Don't miss out on a chance to win valuable prizes~!

If you get lost, visit CMP blog to find your way back again!

Take care, have fun and GOOD LUCK!


wickedromance said...

Fabulous excerpt. It's now on my TBR.
Jean Murray

merlinsmuse said...

Thanks, Jean. Have a great day. :-)

Tanya Reimer said...

Oh I agree, great covers!!! Love the excerpt.

merlinsmuse said...

Hi, Tanya. It's a short excerpt pumped with emotion. Good luck on the contests.

Angela Drake said...

Great excerpt and great prizes. Definitely adding to my TBR pile.

Shannon said...

Just stopping in to say hello. You have a great excerpt and some awesome prizes!

Shannon Eckrich

merlinsmuse said...

Hi, Angela and Shannon. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt and I tried to find a prize that went with the theme of the book. Hopefully, whoever wins it will have fun with the pendulum. I almost hate to let the teddy bear go. I bought him as a prize but kind of fell in love with him myself.

Take care,

lynnrush said...

Hi fellow CMP sister! Just wanted to swing by and say HI!! We're havin' a blast on this tour! Great fun.

Carolsue said...

I subscribed to your newsletter and sent you the answer to your question!
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

merlinsmuse said...

Hi, Lynnn. You're right, this is fun.

CarolSue, thanks so much for joining us on our blog hop. Good luck. :-)

Diana said...

Great excerpt and thank you for the contest.

Jennifer Wells said...

I'm reading A Witch's Lament right now and loving it! I can't wait to get my hands on Legacy!