Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Trouble With Spells Blog Tour

Book Excerpt: Chapter 4, Portia, her dad & grandma

“What else do you want to know?” my dad asked me, and I knew I had to find
out about the next thing or my curiosity would kill me.

“Vance Mangum,” was all I said, not a question but a statement.

My dad sighed and sat back in his chair, shaking his head slightly.

“Vance has been a member of the coven for the past two years since he came
here,” Grandma said, when my dad didn’t say anything. “His aunt’s in our coven also. You met her tonight, the woman named Marsha. Only she isn’t exactly his aunt.”

“What do you mean?” I asked, curiously.

“Vance is under the protection of our coven,” Dad spoke up then.

“For what reason?”

“We’re hiding him,” Dad said, and he hesitated for a second before
continuing, “from his father.”

“What? Why?” I demanded to know.

“It’s Vance’s story to tell,” Grandma interrupted. “But please trust us, Portia. His father is a very bad man.”

“Is Vance a … a,” I faltered for the right word, “a warlock then or not?”

“He’s one of the most powerful warlocks I’ve ever seen at his age,” Dad
answered truthfully. “I’ve never encountered powers like his in someone so young or even in most adults.”

I grabbed my head between my hands and rubbed my temples while I rested my elbows on the table. My mind was throbbing with unanswered questions, but there was just too much to comprehend all at once.

Next stop is Acting Balanced.
About the Author
Lacey Weatherford has always had a love of books. She wanted to become a writer after reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight. She resides in the White Mountains of Arizona , where she lives with her wonderful husband, six beautiful children, one son-in-law, and their energetic schnauzer, Sophie. When she's not out supporting one of her kids at their sporting/music events, she spends her time writing, reading, blogging, and reviewing books.

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  1. Yay! I'm first! ;D
    I really like this part of the book, you can really feel how confused and surprised she is, taking it all in at once... and just makes me want to protect Vance myself! LOL

  2. This is really getting good, isn't it. Thanks for the great blog tour. Vance is the man!!!


  3. Happy Sunday everyone!

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  4. @Karla LOL! I'm glad it brings out your protective qualities! :)

    @Judy Ha, Ha! Thank you, your welcome, and I'm glad you think so!

    @Stephanie. Happy Sunday right back atcha! :)

  5. Poor Portia. I bet she never saw that one coming.

    I'm currently reading the last 25 pages of the book, and Lacey, you're killing me!

    Just wanted to visit your tour, now I have to go back to reading

  6. So much to be hit with all at once but I love how Portia is able to embrace it all. She's such an amazing character :)

  7. @Celine Ha! Sorry, I don't mean to kill you! LOL Thanks for stopping by!!

    @Belinda She is a sweet trusting girl, isn't she? Miss you already! :D

  8. Aw poor Portia, Hope everyone is having a happy weekend

  9. Celine, be sure you have Demon Kiss and Blood of the White Witch at the ready. Trust me! You'll die waiting to find out what happens next. Or kill the UPS guy for taking too long to deliver them.

  10. I loved this one. I have to know what happens next!!

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  11. Hah, good thing I already have my copy, so I don't have to agonize wondering what happens next! LOL :)
    I'm loving the tour AND the book.

  12. Poor Portia... Couldn't wait for the next excerpt.
    natatheangel at yahoo dot com

  13. Another great except. Poor Portia x

  14. Yay! Another excerpt :) thanks!



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