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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Frights, bargains, and good lil witches



Hi everyone. I’m Juli, and I’m new here. My thanks to the ladies here at .99 cent Ebooks for inviting me to join them. My goodness, I see lots of interesting reads here, romance, fantasy, intrigue, ooh, it all looks good. And who doesn’t love a bargain, right? Me, I’ll read just about anything. I love fantasy, adventure, scifi, romance, maybe even some horror. :) 'Tis the season for scary reads, right (Oh, wait. What do you mean that was last month)? So, who’s your favorite writer of spooky tales?

Maybe you like the newer authors like Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter? Yes, she’s cool, isn’t she?

Or someone like Kim Harrison’s witch Rachel Morgan? :) She’s one of my favorites. Rachel’s pal Ivy is just about one of the coolest vampires around.

Or do you prefer the old school tales of ghosts, ghouls, and devil’s bargains—speaking of bargains—like those written by the classic authors? The stories of Mary Shelley, of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker? Those are my particular favorites. I think my favorite “Devil’s bargain” story (and there were a lot of those in classic literature, aren’t there?) would be Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan LeFanu. In it, the gambling, philandering son of a wealthy man gambles away his inheritance and makes a deal with the devil for more money.

Of course, you might already guess what he does with that extra shot in the arm. Yep. He gambles it away, and tries everything he can to trick the devil when it’s time to pay up. I won’t spoil the ending for you.

I’ve always written leaning toward the fantastic side of life. In the last couple years, I noticed my work getting darker and darker, along with the stuff I’d read (The Rachel Morgan, and Anita Blake stories, among others, the dark classics, etc.) and the wizards and faeries turned darker and more vicious. No longer were they playfully little helpmates.

So as you can guess it was the aforementioned authors I had in mind when I set out to write my latest release, House of Cards. What if, I thought, the main character is given a chance to defeat the devil? What if he wasn’t the one to make the bargain? Could he win and will he ever find out who set him up?

Well, while I settle in here to my new home for the holiday season, you’ll have to read my House of Cards for yourself to find out. If you’d like to give it a try, it’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble for the Nook, and Smashwords, all for (you guessed it) $.99. Oh and if you're interested, my novel's also currently on sale at Amazon for $.99.

Trouble only a witch can solve...

Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband's carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Armed with a handful of allies--a coven of helpful witches--she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

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Thanks Ladies, for having me here!
Best witches—I mean, wishes, ;)
Juli D. Revezzo

About Juli D. Revezzo

Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the "Goths" of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly and Crossed Genres' "Posted stories for Haiti relief" project, while her non-fiction has been included in The Scarlet Letter. She has also, on occasion, edited the popular e-zine Nolan's Pop Culture Review... But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Indie Author Network. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at:



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4 comments:

  1. Interesting post, Juli, and intriguing. I look forward to learning more about you and your books.

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  2. Hello, Juli, and welcome to Ebooks 99Cents! Good luck with your book. May it fly off the cyber shelves.

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  3. Welcome! I loved learning a little about you. I'll read almost anything, too. I'm not into horror.
    Your writing sounds like you would fit her quite well.

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  4. Welcome aboard, Juli. I hope you leave the lights on when you right that scary stuff!

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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