Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Virtual Book Tour & Kindle Giveaway - Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson

Welcome to my stop on Jessica Gibson's Mark of the Witch Virtual Book Tour.  Please be sure to leave a comment or question below for Jessica to let her know you were here.  You can fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter her Kindle Giveaway.


Character interview with Caroline by Jessica Gibson

Hi Maria, thanks for having me on the blog today!! I brought Caroline, one of the characters from Mark of the Witch with me and persuaded her to answer a few questions for us.

J: Tell us a little about yourself Caroline.
C: *laughs* This is kind of funny seeing as you created me and know me better than I know myself.
J: Humor me.
C: Fine, fine. Well, I’m 29, and I have a twin sister named Jillian.
J: Anything else you care to share?
C: Oh, I’m sort of a witch, and sort of married.
J: *laughs* That’s what I love about you Caroline, you’re so up front.
C: I’m not super comfortable with either of those, so I never really talk about them.
J: What makes you uncomfortable with being a witch when your sister Jillian (Jilly) embraced it so quickly?
C: Oh, I don’t know. I think I’m too practical. If I can’t explain something I generally won’t believe it. The whole witchy magic stuff just always seemed so hokey to me.
J: Do you still feel the same after everything that has happened?
C: *smiles* Not going to give away too much, where’s the fun in that? I will say that I can see that magic has a place in my life to some extent.
J: Tell me about Jilly.
C: *smiles* Jilly is the part of my life that wasn’t whole. For most of my life we were estranged, half of me was missing. I’m happy to say that the Proctor sister’s are together again. If you met her, you’d know what I mean when I say that Jilly is like sunlight. She makes everything brighter.
J: Awe, that’s so sweet.
C: *shakes her head* No, I’m not the sweet one in the family, that’s Jilly, or better yet that’s Emily.
J: So you’ve had a lot of life changes lately...
C: *snorts* You could say that yes. If you are referring to my estranged husband...
J: I am referring to Jack.
C: *sighs* I don’t really know what to say about him. I have been having some crazy dreams about a mystery guy with blue eyes. Do you know something about that?
J:*smiles wanly* I might. Do you have anything else you want to tell our readers?
C: *nods* Go and buy our book Mark of the Witch!! It’s really good, plus I’m in it.
J: You heard the lady!!!
Hope you all enjoyed our little interview :) Thanks again for having me on your blog today Maria!!!
Where can you find me??

Twitter: @jessicajgibson


Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches Book 1

Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 10: 1475119836

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 51,520

Cover Artist: Russ Turner Photography

Book Description:
Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control.

Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.


Excerpt 1:

You may as well come out,” she called. “I know you’re in there.” Both girls scanned the trees for any trace of movement.

Finally, off to their left, a figure emerged from the thick brush. It was a man neither of them recognized. He was short and wiry, with bright red hair and freckles. Jilly thought he was almost too adorable to be afraid of. Almost being the operative word. He came to a stop about six feet in front of them and held up his hands in a gesture of peace.

    “I don’t mean you any harm,” he said, reiterating the gesture. “I’m only here to set up a meeting between you and Sabine,” he said as he nodded his head in Jilly’s direction.

    “And what if I don’t agree to this meeting? Will you mean us harm then?” she asked as she slowly rubbed her palms together. She felt the familiar reassuring tingle in her fingers.

    “Sabine doesn’t want you hurt. She just wants to talk, but if I have to hurt you I will.” He walked a step or two closer. The look on his face was anything but friendly.

    “I’d stay where you are if I were you,” Jilly said forcefully. “You really don’t know me.” She rubbed her palms faster. Her palms and fingers were glowing by now.

The man looked at her and shrugged before charging toward her. Jilly put up her hands and grabbed his arm; he went down fast. She kept a hold of his arm until she felt the warmth in her hands start to fade, and yelled for Caroline to make a run for it.

    “No, I’m not going to just leave you here with him,” Caroline yelled.

    “Does it look like I’m helpless?” she shot back. Caroline looked at her with narrowed eyes and Jilly said, “I’ll be right behind you, just go!”

Caroline nodded and took off running as Jilly started to rub her palms again. She shocked the man once more to make sure he stayed down for a while and took off after her sister.

She caught up to Caroline a little ways off from the house. They both ran at full speed the rest of the way back and up into the house. Caroline slammed the door and threw the deadbolt.

    “Right,” Jilly said sarcastically, “do you really think something like a locked door is going to stop them if they really want to get in?”

    “I don’t know, it just seemed like the right thing to do,” Caroline said in a nervous voice.

Excerpt 2:

William watched her fingers move smoothly through her hair, with an odd expression on his face. Looking up, she found him staring at her, and smiled shyly. She had been so absorbed in telling him the dream that she had forgotten he wasn’t wearing a shirt; now that was all she could think about. She could almost feel the heat coming off of him, and she shifted a little on the bed. The look in his eyes was unmistakable now, and she got up quickly. She had stayed in his room far too long and he was wearing too little clothing for her comfort.

He got up as well and pulled her into his arms, kissing her so fiercely it took her breath away. Her head got a little foggy, and she was enjoying the feeling of his bare skin under her hands and the tiny jolts of electricity running all over her body. The voice in the back of her head telling her to get out was quickly being drowned out by the much louder voice shouting at her to stay.

As though he could hear her mental argument with herself, he pulled away and stepped back a few steps. “You should probably go,” he said in a husky voice. “If you don’t we’ll end up doing something we’ll both regret in the morning, and I don’t want us to end this before it’s even started.” He stepped closer, brushed his thumb across her swollen lips, and kissed her on the cheek. “I’ll see you in the morning, Jilly. Sleep well.”

She hadn’t spoken at all; she just nodded her head to whatever he had been saying. She stumbled back to her room and collapsed back into bed, her body melting into the mattress as though all of her bones had gone missing. She slept like the dead until morning.


Chasing the Witch
Boston Witches Book 2
Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Coming Soon

Book Description

After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?

Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty.

The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?


About the Author:

Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Twitter: @jessicajgibson

Don't forget to leave a comment or question below for Jessica.  You can enter her Kindle giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

Here are the stops on her tour:

October 24 Interview and review
Book Dream Land    
October 25 review
Persephone's Winged Reviews
October 28 review
Bookworm Babblings –
October 29 guest blog and review
My Escape / 
October 30 Promo and review
November 1 Interview
Books & Other Spells. 
November 2 Guest blog
Carly Fall - Where Fantasy Meets Romance
November 4 Promo
Place of Reads Book Blog
November 5 Guest blog
Paranormal Perceptions series
November 8 promo
Blooding Book Reviews
November 9 Guest blog
November 10 Review
crossroad reviews 
November 11 Promo and review
Stuffed Shelves
November 12 Interview
A Writer's Mind- 
November 13 Promo
November 14 Guest blog and review
Romance Book Junkies
November 14 Promo
Mila Ramos, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance 
November 17 Promo and review
Stressed Rach  
November 17 Promo
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
November 18 Interview and review
November 19 guest blog and review
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

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  1. That was a nice interview.

  2. Congratulations on your tour, Jessica. I enjoyed your character interview!

    1. Thank you so much Victoria!! Hope you entered the Rafflecopter :)

  3. Caroline sounds like a lot of fun!


  4. I always love character interviews! It lets readers see beyond the character's actions in the books. Plus the dynamic of the author interviewing their own character can be humorous, which was played here. Thanks for sharing!

    Cia Nordwell

  5. I love Jessica Gibson she is a fabulous writer.


  7. Fun interview! This sounds like a book that's right up my alley. Congratulations on the release!

  8. Interesting interview-looks like one I will be picking up for the TBR range.

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  9. Love this fun interview. The book is amazing, I truly enjoyed it.

    Brooke Bumgardner

  10. Very informative interview :) Interesting literature

  11. This looks really good! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  12. OH! loved this interview too! Love the book to the moon and back cant wait for #2! thank you both for an amazing post and giveaway! Good Luck everyone!!!!

  13. Wish your tours wee closer to me

  14. Best wishes. Great interview. We are all very happy for you. Way to go Jessi

  15. The interview was fun, thanks for sharing!

  16. Great interview and excerpts!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it!! Caroline is fun to write.

  17. I love books with powerful heroines. That is definitely powerful...
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  18. Great interview. :)