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 Welcome to my stop on the review tour for Spelled by Kate St. Clair.

This is a novella about witches and I really enjoyed it. Come on in and see!


Title: Spelled
Author: Kate St.Clair
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
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My Review
Spelled is a story about witches. Four sisters. One brother. Five witches. A family who just lost their mother.
The oldest, Georgia steps in and fills her mothers shoes, making sure her younger siblings get to school and such.
After they discover they’re witches, the four girls start to practice spells and such, excited about finding their new powers.
Their brother Wyatt doesn’t want anything to do with their little get togethers and goes off on his own.
What this family doesn’t know is, magic has a price, and it’s not always good.
I come from a family of four girls and 2 boys, me being the youngest. I was curious about these characters.  Blood runs thicker than water,or magic, but the rivalry between siblings can be strong.
It fell to the eldest, Georgia,  to assume the role of mother to her younger sisters, Abby, the youngest, Charlotte and Callie; the twins, and Wyatt the younger brother.
I was especially interested in the twins. Was the psychic connection between them stronger because they were witches? Did they share their powers?
It was no easy thing to go from sister to mother, but Georgia is smart, strong, and determined. She has to be as she has a bit of a reputation. Her last school burned to the ground, and a suspected murder victim was found in the ashes. Georgia is still the prime suspect, but charges were never brought.
With magic comes others with magic, others who want theirs.
When danger threatens, Georgia stands between it and her family.
She’s going to need help. They all are. Is the mysterious boy, Luke, the one to do it? I wonder.
Being a novella, the author wastes no time getting to the action, and there’s plenty of it. Once the characters became familiar to me, it was a mad dash to the end. An uncertain end. Who says it’s always going to be a happy ending? That suspense made me devour this book in one night.
While this is the first book in the Amethyst Series, the author does wrap in up. No huge cliffhanger, but there is a lead to the next adventure.
4 Stars

Misfortune seems to follow the Sayers family. Georgia has tried to reestablish normality since her mother died, and she’s no closer to escaping her strange past when a mysterious fire destroys the only other high school in her tiny Texas town. Georgia is thrown into the company of Luke, a cryptic senior who brings her face to face with the truth about her heritage. Her loving, perfect mother created her family for the singular purpose of birthing five of the most powerful witches in the world, capable of terrifying magic. Now that she knows the truth, can Georgia keep her siblings safe? Who is behind the dark cult that’s after her family? And does Luke know more about her powers than even Georgia does?

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Amazon | Black Hill Press

Author Bio
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Kate was born in a tiny town outside of Austin, TX. At fourteen, she was accepted to a creative writing program at Oxford University in England. She attended boarding schools in Texas and California. When not writing, she’s contending with her activity ADD, which entails horseback riding, aerial silks, and playing with her menagerie or rescued animals.

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I have a great guest post for ya. We’ll be hearing all about the cover art for The Divinicus Nex Chronicles. Who did it? Were there others to choose from?  Did you have a specific image in mind for each book? Do the covers closely relate to the stories inside?

There’s also several giveaways, so don’t forget to enter!




Man, oh, man, are we happy with our covers! Our many thanks goe to the amazing artist Elena Dudina. She must also be a part-time saint to so patiently handle our back and forth when we request adjustments.

Alyssa: I had a specific idea for Demons at Deadnight’s cover since I was halfway through writing it! I wanted a girl falling through the sky in a gorgeous dress, some creepy hands reaching up to catch her. I did a not-half-bad photoshop mock-up. But that got lost when my computer crashed 2 years ago.

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Luckily, that crash was after I sent the mock-up to the artist who did our original cover.

When we were doing our second cover, we wanted to up our game and found Elena on Deviant art.

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She’s actually in Spain! We discussed what we wanted, made a second mockup, sent it to her, and she came back with her creation for Drop Dead Demons. We tried several different colors for the dress, but settled on green again. It just jumps out better and we like the consistency between the covers. We had her revamp Demons at Deadnight for us too so the artistry is similar.

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The covers indeed relate to the stories inside! We plan to have every cover do so. That was actually something we wanted to accomplish because we found some YA covers while gorgeous, didn’t always have anything to do with an aspect of the story.

Demons at Deadnight’s cover depicts Aurora’s first trip to the Waiting World. Some rather nasty creatures are trying to grab her as she ends up falling from the sky due to…well you know. Or you will when you read it!

For Drop Dead Demons, the cover shows another of Aurora’s trips to the delightfully deadly Waiting World. Aurora has to climb high and fast if she’s going to survive. You can see the fiery, lava-soaked landscape below. Adding the skulls was Elena’s genius idea. Once we saw this cover, we realized that Aurora and a friend could find some creative uses for those skulls. So we went back and wrote that in.

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We’ve already got some ideas for Divinicus Nex 3’s cover. It will definitely illustrate a scene Aurora’s gotten herself into in the Waiting World. We’re excited to see what Elena creates! But first we’re dying to finish writing the book and seeing what Aurora and the Hex Boys do!!

Thanks for having us. Love talking on this subject. We’re total cover junkies! How about you?



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About Demons at Deadnight


For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.


Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.


The Hex Boys—mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction—have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.


The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.


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About Drop Dead Demons:


Survival. It’s an on-going battle.


Aurora Lahey finally knows why supernatural slayers salivate to slaughter her, but how to stop them? Not so much. Sure, she’s discovered her own lethal powers, and has six sexy, super-charged, demon hunting Hex Boys watching her back–the hottest one watching every part of her. But when a seductive stranger delivers a deadly ultimatum, Aurora and the Hex Boys plunge into a do-or-die hunt for a legendary Mandatum treasure, which will finally shift power in their favor. Or unleash hell on earth.


Pursued by demons of mythical proportions, Aurora and the Hex Boys race deeper into the shadowy world of a centuries-old mystery and brutal conspiracy, where no one and nothing is what it seems. Where love and betrayal go hand-in-hand, and trusting the wrong person not only breaks your heart, but gets you killed.


Uncovering shocking secrets from the Hex Boys’ past, hiding her Divinicus Nex identity, lying to her pretend-wish-he-were-real boyfriend, dodging demons, breaking into ancient tombs, taking the unexpected side trip to the dark depths of the Waiting World, tracking a traitor, and passing Physics…Aurora could do that in her sleep. Or more likely, die trying.



About A&E Kirk:

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This mother-daughter duo were in and out of inter-dimensional paranormal prisons until they finally quit making up cover stories for secret societies and started writing novels. The Supernatural Continuum Warlords of the Supernatural Continuum Warlordian High Command had pity upon them, and instead of having them slaughtered by the slow, tortuous flesh eating underwater, earthworm squid, they transported them into a habitationally friendly dimension called OOARCHTOHUTHLAMADILFRUMP, also known as 21st Century Earth.

Due to a demon infestation in their sleepy mountain California town, and a lack of sexy Hex Boys to stop them, Alyssa and Eileen were forced to relocate to Los Angeles. The Amazon best seller, DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT, is book one in the DIVINICUS NEX CHRONICLES series, and the first of their exclusive re-creations of supernatural society secrets. You can uncover more paranormal, inter-dimensional classified information at and

Citizens of Earth, you are welcome.


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Each week of this tour will feature a unique Divinicus Nex prize package giveaway, so be sure to follow along for more chances to win! The weekly prize packs:

WEEK 1: Choice of ebook (book 1 or 2), celtic cross necklace, feather hair clips

WEEK 2: Choice of ebook, (1 or 2), Signed Hex Boy Heaven Poster, Love letter from a Hex boy

WEEK 3: Choice of ebook (1 or 2), Signed Hex Boy Poster, Divinicus Nex earrings

WEEK 4: Choice of ebook (1 or 2), Hex Boy Heaven Mug

Tour-Wide Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a grand prize package consisting of a $100 Amazon gift card AND the chance to name a character in the third installment!

At each tour stop you will find a daily question. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must answer at least 4 different daily questions. So go and visit the other tour stops, check the amazing content and answer the daily question!

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.

Daily Question:

**The Hex Boys parents have powers too. If your parent had a super power, what would it be?**

Click on the rafflecopter below to enter.

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Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew and Good Luck!

To see all of my giveaways click on the lucky horseshoe below!

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Tour Schedule:

Monday, October 13th Curling Up With A Good Book Author Interview


Tuesday, October 114th Books and Things Character interview


Wednesday, October 15th Blissful Book Reviews Guest Post


Thursday, October 16th Book Lovers Life Guest Post


Friday, October 17th Watcha Reading Author Interview


Monday, October 20th Her Book Thoughts! Guest Post


Tuesday, October 21st Sassy Book Lovers Guest Post


Wednesday, October 22nd fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s ramblins and reviews Guest Post


Thursday, October 23rd Forever Obsession Character Interview


Friday, October 24th Sweet Southern Home Guest Post


Monday, October 27th The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia Author Interview

Tuesday, October 28th Bad Bird Reads Guest Post


Wednesday, October 29th Supernatural Snark Guest Post


Thursday, October 30th Unabridged Bookshelf Author Interview


Friday, October 31st Auggie-Talk Character Interview


Monday, November 3rd Penny For Them… Guest Post


Tuesday, November 4th Bewitched Bookworms Guest Post


Wednesday, November 5th That Girl With Books Teaser/Excerpt

Thursday, November 6th Addicted Readers Guest Post

Friday, November 7th Romancing the Dark Side Character Interview