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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Very Witchy Yuletide by D. Lieber - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host D. Lieber and her new book, “A Very Witchy Yuletide”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a beautifully Hand Carved Tree of Life Tarot/Jewelry/Keepsake Box Carved by DhewaDecor!!  Also, come back daily to interact with D. Lieber and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is ONLY open to USA residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out the other giveaways on this blog!

A Very Witchy Yuletide

by D. Lieber

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GENRE: Contemporary Pagan Holiday Romance

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BLURB:

First love is hard to forget, and even harder to ignore…

Evergreen Pendre wasn’t planning on going home for Yule. But when her Mom tells her the old coven is coming for a visit, she wants to see everyone. Well, almost everyone.

After four and a half years, Sawyer Collins finally has a chance to reconnect with his first love, Eeva Pendre. He might have been too shy to tell her how he felt before, but he’s changed. And he’s determined not to let her slip away this time.

As the coven prepares for Yule, they are reminded that not everyone has the holiday spirit in this contemporary Pagan holiday romance.

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EXCERPT TWO:

The pair approached the tree, and Sawyer repeated the process of communing with the plant. But as he reached up and cut one of the thin branches, some of the snow from the nearby branches shook off and fell onto Eeva’s head.

“Oh! That’s cold,” Eeva complained, wiggling to get the snow off her.

Sawyer laughed at the sight. “Well, why did you stand under where I was cutting then? You deserve it,” he teased.

“I deserve it, eh?” Eeva asked, grinning. She placed the basket on the ground and gathered a handful of snow. “Then, I guess you deserve this!” She threw the snow into his face.

“Oh, it’s on now,” he said, shaking his head, trying to get the snow out from the inside of his scarf.

Eeva laughed and threw another snowball.

The battle raged on. They each got some good shots in. Eeva had surprisingly good aim for someone who couldn’t see well. But Sawyer made sure to make some noise to indicate his position. It wouldn’t be fair otherwise.

They ran up and down the path, laughter and squeals dampened by the surrounding trees. Finally, they lay on their backs beside each other on the ground, breathless and covered in snow.

“Truce?” Sawyer asked, turning his head toward her.

She turned her head and met his eyes. She sat up, gathered a giant pile of snow between her hands, and dumped it right onto his face.

“Yeah,” she giggled. “Truce.” She collapsed back down beside him.

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GUEST POST:

Overcoming Major Obstacles:

I faced two major obstacles while writing A Very Witchy Yuletide.

The first was in capturing what a Pagan winter celebration is like. Paganism as religion is really quite vast; it’s more like a group of religions loosely grouped together. As such, I had to choose what type of Pagans I wanted to portray because how they live, how they celebrate the solstice can vary quite a bit.

Part of what I wanted to do with this book was have all of my favorite holiday romance troupes but just with a Pagan bent. So, I decided to choose a form of Paganism that I thought would be understood, was relatable, to people who may have never met a Pagan in real life. I wanted to bridge the gap between the Pagan community and the other religious communities, to show that we really aren’t that different. Coming together, celebrating with loved ones, it truly is a tradition shared across faiths. I also wanted to introduce non-Pagans to some of our traditions in a safe, not intimidating, environment. On top of all that, I wanted to present what it’s like to be a Pagan during Christmas time. I hoped that sharing some of the struggles would help others empathize with us and bring us all a little closer together.

My other major obstacle was writing a visually impaired character. As someone who is visually impaired, I have been pressured for a long time to share what that’s like in my writing. But since I started writing, I’ve been trying to learn how to write for a sighted audience. It has been a real struggle for me to describe things in my work that I can’t see in real life. I have gotten much better at it as time has gone on (just look at my earlier books!). The irony here is that when it came time for me to write scenes from a visually impaired character’s perspective, I struggled to revert back to those old habits.

I was also painfully aware that blindness comes in so many forms, that I would inevitably be speaking only for people with an impairment similar to my own. It was an obstacle to try to represent the struggles of the visually impaired community while also not speaking for them as a whole.

With both these obstacles, I found being cognizant of the potential pitfalls was half the battle. In this case, I just wrote what I knew from my own experiences. That’s what they always say, right?

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AUTHOR BIO:

D. Lieber is an urban fantasy author with a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.

Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).

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CONNECT WITH D. LIEBER:

Website:

https://www.dlieber.com

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AuthorDLieber

BookBub Author Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/profile/d-lieber

BookBub Book Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/books/a-very-witchy-yuletide-by-d-lieber

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15163863.D_Lieber 

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54239729-a-very-witchy-yuletide 

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/355Mfr5

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/352fXNP

Amazon Paperback:

https://amzn.to/352g2kB 

Amazon Hardcover:

https://amzn.to/345JK8W

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-witchy-yuletide-d-lieber/1137212486?ean=2940163823147

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-witchy-yuletide-d-lieber/1137212486?ean=9781951239091

Barnes and Noble Hardcover:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-very-witchy-yuletide-d-lieber/1137212486?ean=9781951239084

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Very-Witchy-Yuletide-D-Lieber/9781951239091

The Book Depository Hardcover:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Very-Witchy-Yuletide-D-Lieber/9781951239084

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Very-Witchy-Yuletide/D-Lieber/9781951239091

BAM! Books-A-Million Hardcover:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Very-Witchy-Yuletide/D-Lieber/9781951239084

Kobo eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-very-witchy-yuletide

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

D. Lieber will be awarding a hand carved tree of life tarot/jewelry/keepsake box (carved by DhewaDecor) to a randomly drawn winner (US ONLY) via Rafflecopter during the tour.



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7 comments:

  1. D. Lieber ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It's so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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