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February is for Romance… and MAGIC!

February is almost over, but it’s not too late to pick up your copy of this month’s featured book, Disenchanted by Leigh Goff! Using the code: MAGIC in our store will get you $4.00 off the paperback or get you the ebook for only $0.99. You can also enter to win this month’s goodreads giveaway here.

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And now, Sixteen-year-old Sophie Goodchild, the half-witch main character from the YA fantasy romance, Disenchanted by Leigh Goff is here to answer the following romantic questions:

Chocolates or Flowers?

My Aunt Janie, an herbalist witch who owns a shop called Scents and Scentsabilities, has infused a deep appreciation for plant magic into my head and heart, but she also makes a mean enchanted chocolate confection to help me keep secrets. The calming confection melts on my tongue in the most delicious way. I’m torn on this question, but if I have to choose, I choose flowers because they really communicate so much more sentiment than chocolate, and they come in handy when you want to concoct magical products like Tulips to Kiss Stick and Forever First Love Lip Balm.

Going out or staying in?

Staying in. Hands down. When you are dating a guy as hot as mine, you want to spend as much alone time together as possible. His name is Alexavier. He’s American, but went to school in London, so he has a dreamy British accent. He’s tall, dark-haired, and a rebel at heart. Did I mention he’s forbidden? Oh yeah. *swoon*

Fancy restaurant or fast food joint?

I’m going with fancy restaurant on this one. Witches own most of the pizza/burger/sandwich shops in Wethersfield, and sometimes, they add enchanted ingredients like Parisian basil to their Witch Wraps to keep customers coming back. I’ll take mine without Parisian basil, thank you very much!

Action flick or romantic comedy?

Alexavier really prefers action flicks because he is all about action. He never shies away from a fight. He even goes out in dangerous thunderstorms looking for trouble. That’s how we met. Me, I prefer watching zombie flicks with my pal, Callum. My friend, Macey thinks there is a love triangle going on with Alexavier, Callum, and me, but as sweet as Callum is, my heart belongs to Alexavier.

Nightclub or ballroom?

Ballroom. And only because of the weird dreams I’ve been having lately where I find myself wearing seventeenth century gowns and dancing to harpsichord music with a well-dressed guy who looks a lot like Alexavier. I think my witch ancestor is trying to tell me something…

Coffee or cocktails?

Coffee. I’m too young to drink cocktails and with the sleepless nights I’ve been having thanks to a witchy ghost from the past, caffeine is exactly what I need to wake up and keep me out of trouble. Good thing I have my mom’s diamond bloodcharm to enhance my magic, just in case trouble finds me while I’m not caffeinated.

 

A forbidden love. A dark curse. An impossible choice…Disenchantedecover

Descended from a powerful Wethersfield witch, sixteen-year-old Sophie is struggling to hide her awkwardly emerging magic, but that’s the least of her worries. When a dangerous thief tries to steal her mysterious heirloom necklace, she is rescued by the one person she’s forbidden to fall for, a descendant of the man who condemned her ancestor to hang. He carries a dark secret that could destroy them both unless Sophie learns how to tap into the mysterious power of her diamond bloodcharm. She will have to uncover dark secrets from both of their families’ wicked pasts and risk everything, including her soul to save them from a witch’s true love curse, but it will take much more than that.

 

Top 5 Magical Settings in Disenchanted

This Month’s Featured Book is Leigh Goff’s magical young adult romance Disenchanted. Last week, we talked about Disenchanted’s main character, Sophie Goodchild, and this week we’re going to talk about what makes Leigh Goff’s world so enchanting!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut is a town rich in history and ghostly stories. Puritans founded the town in 1634 and because of its religious roots, Wethersfield has been connected to witches and witchcraft ever since. That history combined with the architecture and ancient cemeteries creates an amazing atmosphere in a fantasy romance where magic rules. Here are some of my favorite spots.

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The Rare Muse appears to be a regular bookstore, but the appearance is meant to deceive the ordinary shoppers. When Sophie, the sixteen-year-old white witch main character, stumbles into the shop with her magical currency, Celtic coins, she is able to trade them for access to the rare, rare book room. This room, with its theatrical movie screen framed by red velvet curtains, and tiers and balconies filled with book shelves was inspired by the real life El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a former Parisian-style theater turned bookstore, the largest bookstore in South America. Sophie meanders through the grand room until she finds the Book of Dark Spells. When she tries to return the nefarious tome to the shelf, the shop owner, a diminutive goblin, tells her she cannot. The book now belongs to her whether she wants it or not. When she opens the cover, she sees the list of previous and deceased owners, and her name has been mysteriously added.

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The True Love Tree is an old mulberry tree growing in front of Sophie’s house where she lives with her quirky Aunt Janie. For the first time in three hundred-and-fifty years, the tree is bearing fruit. Long ago, beneath the tree, two lovers first met and exchanged promises. When this girl, a witch ancestor of Sophie’s, fell in love with Francis Mather, a cursed ordinary, she herself was cursed to die. After her death, the grief-stricken boy, drank a goblet of wolfsbane potion and dropped dead beside her grave, where he was soon after buried; ill-fated lovers resting for eternity. In the present, it is where Sophie’s true love, Alexavier Mather, goes to die when he falsely believes Sophie has died trying to break his family’s true love curse.

The Village Cemetery

Inspired by the real life Village Cemetery in Wethersfield, this setting is where Aunt Janie tells Sophie the story that sparks her curiosity about Alexavier Mather’s family secret. The story involves Judge Mather, Alexavier’s father, digging up one of their ancestors to have genetic samples taken so he can get to the root of a family medical problem. The judge learns the problem is not genetic, but rather a curse that has affected the Mather bloodline since his ancestor condemned Sophie’s ancestor, the witch, Rebecca Greensmith to hang at Gallows Hill. Very creepy!

Kingshill Detention Center

9443960939_5d71763b65_bKingshill Detention Center is a fictional setting inspired by the Crownsville Hospital Center in Crownsville, Maryland, which served as a hospital for the insane and was where patients died from shock therapy and botched lobotomies in the early part of the twentieth century. The hospital was closed decades ago, but looks eerily pristine as it sits off a main road outside of Annapolis. And ghosts have been known to haunt its empty halls. In Disenchanted, this detention center is on the outskirts of Wethersfield and where Judge Mather, taking revenge on the witches, locks them up for crimes of public mischief and con artistry when he spies them unleashing their magic around town. The old iron locks on the doors make it nearly impossible for the witches to escape. Nearly.

The old fairgrounds

The old fairgrounds are the fictional setting for the climax scene where Sophie comes into her power and shows her unsuspecting coven exactly what she can do. The haunted grounds are filled with dilapidated buildings and rusted amusement rides. There is a circle of white marble columns surrounding a stone basin that holds the witches’ fire for the Seeking ceremony, an event that happens to coincide with a very powerful eclipse and causes Sophie’s power to surge.

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Disenchanted is ON SALE for the entire month of February in our Bookstore! You can get $4.00 off the ebook, making it only $0.99 or use your discount towards a paperback with the code: MAGIC at checkout. We are also hosting a goodreads giveaway AND there will be more blogs on this subject coming up, so make sure to subscribe above!

Meet Disenchanted’s Bewitching Lead, Sophie Goodchild

February is for romance… and witches!

This month, our featured book  the bewitching young adult romance, Disenchanted by Leigh Goff. Today, Leigh introduces us to her main character, Sophie Goodchild. Take it away, Leigh!
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In Disenchanted, Sophie Goodchild is a sixteen-year-old half-witch, living with her eccentric aunt in the small town of Wethersfield, Connecticut—the sight of the first American Witch Trials. She is descended from a powerful black witch, the very real Rebecca Greensmith, but she struggles with her erratic white magic while dealing with a snarky group of full-blooded witches known as the Glitterati, who love to make Sophie feel like she is less than they are.

Sophie is a natural beauty with long, untamed waves of sable-colored hair, eyes the color of dark blue sapphires, and heart-shaped lips. More importantly, she is beautiful on the inside, although she hides it well behind her impatience and impetuousness, which makes her very relatable.

It is those heart-strong characteristics that lead her into trouble and, since she is ruled by her heart, she is all in once she finds trouble like a forbidden first love. She is fiercely loyal, determined, and fearless and there is nothing she would not do or sacrifice for her loved ones, especially when she learns of the true love curse her ancestor cast on the Mather family.

When Judge Mather, a descendant of the reverend who condemned Sophie’s ancestor to hang, finds out his charming son, who has recently returned to Wethersfield with a sexy British accent and a face that could melt a black witch’s heart, has fallen hard for Sophie, life in Wethersfield becomes more dangerous for the beautiful half-witch. Dark secrets come to light and impossible choices are made as Sophie sacrifices everything, including her soul to save her true love.disenchanted-2 copy

Disenchanted is ON SALE in our store all month long! You can get $4 off with the code: MAGIC

You can also enter to win a paperback copy of Disenchanted on Goodreads.

AND we’ll be continuing to feature this book for the rest of February, so subscribe to keep up with all the fun and witchy blog posts!

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Leigh Goff grew up in Maryland where she resides today. Her writing is inspired by an eclectic childhood, a vivid imagination, and compelling historical events. After taking several writing courses in college and attending professional writing workshops after she graduated from the University of Maryland, she joined the Maryland Writers’ Association and Romance Writers of America. She is also an approved artist with the Maryland State Arts Council. Learn more about Leigh at www.mirrorworldpublishing.com

A Bewitching February with Leigh Goff’s Disenchanted!

February’s Featured Book is a witchy young adult historical fiction with more than a hint of romance thrown in the mix. Disenchanted by Leigh Goff is the perfect book to keep you spellbound through the rest of winter!

A forbidden love. A dark curse. An impossible choice…Disenchantedecover

Descended from a powerful Wethersfield witch, sixteen-year-old Sophie is struggling to hide her awkwardly emerging magic, but that’s the least of her worries. When a dangerous thief tries to steal her mysterious heirloom necklace, she is rescued by the one person she’s forbidden to fall for, a descendant of the man who condemned her ancestor to hang. He carries a dark secret that could destroy them both unless Sophie learns how to tap into the mysterious power of her diamond bloodcharm. She will have to uncover dark secrets from both of their families’ wicked pasts and risk everything, including her soul to save them from a witch’s true love curse, but it will take much more than that.

So what does being our February Feature mean? Well for starters you can get $4.00 off the paperback or ebook version of Disenchanted in our store for the entire month with the code: MAGIC. Secondly, we’ll be featuring the book and the author here on the blog with a new guest post each week! And lastly, we’re running a giveaway on goodreads all month long where you can enter to win a free paperback copy!

So make sure to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already, follow us on twitter @MirrorWorldPub and like our facebook page for the latest updates on our monthly features!

And we’ll be having the author, Leigh Goff, on our Mirror World News youtube channel sometime this month so if you have any questions for her to answer in her interview, please leave them in the comments below so we can ask her!

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