Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Bookish Snob Promotions Guest Post: Lacey Weatherford

Today we welcome Lacey Weatherford, author of Blood of the White Witch to A Chick Who Reads! How exciting is that.

A Trip through “Vanceland” - Part Three

Yay! You’re back for more touring with me! I love it!! Well, let’s get on with it, shall we? This is a fun one!

About midway through Blood of the White Witch, Vance and Portia find themselves in London, England on an unplanned detour. They end up staying at the fabulous Milestone Hotel. When they aren’t busy researching information on an ancient ritual, they often find themselves strolling through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens for a little relaxation time.

However, they soon discover information that sends them and their group out looking for a particular stone circle. Stone circles number in the thousands when it comes to Europe so this is certainly no easy task.

The two find themselves taking a little day trip to check out Stonehenge to see if it could be the particular circle they are looking for. They come back to visit the stones that night, all alone and they have an interesting little encounter.

“Something very powerful is at work here,” Vance said, and he lifted his palms into the air in front of him.

I watched him in amazement when sparks began generating from the tips of his fingers. There was a loud snapping sound, and suddenly the air burst into electrical currents around him.

He chuckled, and the currents spread through the air, twisting, zipping, and arcing in all directions until there was a current attached to every stone in the circle. I felt like we were standing in the middle of an electric storm ball, and I could feel the static electricity in the air begin to even lift the hairs on my head.

“Come here,” he said with a grin while he continued to manipulate the magic.

I walked toward him, and the streams of electricity danced harmlessly away from my body as I approached, until I was standing right in front of him.

“Lift your hands up,” he commanded me, and I did as he asked.

He moved until our palms were almost touching, but not quite, and I felt him link with me mentally.

Sparks began shooting from my fingertips the second his mind attached to mine, and I jerked as a wave of the most intense power I had ever felt coursed completely through my body from head to toe.

My breath caught when I suddenly realized this was his magic flowing through me. Never could I have imagined the strength or the level at which he operated. I had always known he was strong and gifted magically, but I would have never dreamed it possible at this magnitude.

A stronger surge moved through me. I felt my hair lift and swirl away from my body as it did, and I realized with awe that he was playing. What I was feeling was not even the full extent of his power! I wondered how he could possibly contain it all. My body was trembling at the invasion of it, and it continued to pulsate through me, causing magical reactions from my own power. I noticed the tips of my fingers had now turned to solid ice.

The air churned and throbbed with the electric streams that lifted from our bodies, twisting together. I watched the display around us in amazement. It was a phenomenal sight to behold, to be a part of.

He stepped forward, locking his fingers with mine, and I felt more than saw the explosion of electricity when his lips touched mine. My knees buckled under the power of his magic. He released one of my hands and caught me easily around the waist before pushing me backward with his body until my back was pressed against one of the ancient stones.

He lifted the one hand he still held up over my head, pressing it up against the rock too. He ran his free hand down my arm, sending actual sparks over my skin, raising huge goose bumps there, before he took my free hand and threaded it around his waist.

Lifting his hand, he touched my face, running his thumb over my lips while he looked at me. He looked like some sort of mythical god standing in front of me with the very air crackling and swirling around him.

Suddenly his fingers felt very cold on my lips, and I looked down to see that the tips of them had ice on them also, and I realized my powers were transferring to him as well.

“Look at the two of us.” He grinned seductively while continuing to run his thumb over my lower lip. “Fire and Ice … literally.”

I had so much fun writing this part of the book!! Stay tuned to the tour for more fun “Vanceland” locations!!

Buy the book: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Author Info:
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.

Lacey 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.

You can contact Lacey by following her on her social medias:

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Next stop on the tour:   Aug 25 – Paranormal Opinion


Vivien said...

Those gardens are beautiful! And I've always wanted to visit Stonehenge.
And the excerpt, of course was wonderful :)

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Belinda said...

I LOVE these guest posts and Vanceland tours!! Makes me want to read book 3 again :)

Lacey Weatherford said...

Good morning!! I would like to thank our resident "Mistress of the Dark" Andrea, for hosting me here today!! Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with me! :D I hope you have a fabulous day!!

@Vivien Aren't they? I loved the images I found of them. I too want to visit Stonehenge someday! Let's got together! :D Road trip!! LOL

@Belinda Thank you, my dear! And by all the book again! :D

Krysykat said...

Going to England is my dream vacation, so thanks for the pictures!

Valerie said...

The pictures are beautiful. Seems like a great place to relax.


Lacey Weatherford said...

@Krysta I want to go there too. My ancestors hail from Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I've always wanted to go there and see where I'm "from." LOL

@Valerie I agree. I thought it was gorgeous. I always read about Hyde park in the historical romances I read. I would love to see it in person someday! :D

joannie said...

what a nice place to look at all the time. i would love to take a book and read there during the spring. great tour. thanks for the pictures. joannie jscddmj at aol dot com

latishajean said...

Thanks for sharing Love Vanceland :)

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Kensington Gardens remind me a bit of Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia.

Loving the book, and I'll have my review posted sometime tomorrow if you want to come back and check


Lacey Weatherford said...

@Joannie I agree! That would be a fabulous place to read!

@Latisha You're welcome! I'm glad you are enjoying it! :D

@Andrea I've never been to Philadelphia. Hopefully someday I will have the opportunity to check it out! :D
Thank you! That sound awesome! :D

Aydrea said...

Ahh I love these pictures, they are so pretty! Definitely need to go visit! Plus I loved the excerpt (good scene, of course every Vance/Portia scene is good)!

Anonymous said...

Those gardens are beautiful! Great post!


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