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Thursday, 2 November 2017

☀ Magic Forgotten: Magic [1] - Jack Hillman

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Magic Forgotten, an Urban Fantasy by (, Running Wild Press, 295 pages).

This is the first book in the Magic series.

Don't miss our interview with author Jack Hillman.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  **Only 0.99 from 12 November 2017**

Author Jack Hillman will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: Excerpt || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

Dan Braden’s life was comfortable, sort of.

A motor vehicle accident may have robbed him of the use of his legs, but his wheelchair skills were second only to his writer skills. His home office was second to none and he played the keys like a virtuoso.

Then two strangers appeared in his yard. One a Sidhe, the long lost elves of Britain and the other a wizardess, a human whose family had been stolen to accompany the Sidhe and provide them the power for magical spells.

The Sidhe were coming back- with plans to rule the world.

They made one mistake: Take generations of humans and teach them Sidhe magic for hundreds of years and you get humans who are REALLY good at working magic. Combat magic.

Dan liked his world the way it was, problems and all, so together with the wizardess, Thook, they defeated the Sidhe and sent him home to Albion.

Dan married Thook. But the Sidhe returned to drag her away. Now the Sidhe had two problems: A female wizard ready to destroy them and a really pissed off husband carrying deadly Iron.

Now Dan must find a way to rescue his wife, and with her help stop the Sidhe invasion.

For a man shut up in his house for several years, Dan now finds himself thrust into another world and must recruit helpers in his quest to find Thook and save her from the Sidhe draining her life force.

Nobody said life was easy, and Dan should know.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Dan awoke with a splitting headache.
     This was not surprising considering he was seated at his desk with his head resting on the computer keyboard. The corner of the escape key pressed into his forehead hard enough to leave an impression.
      “At least they left the computer.” He mused as he tried to look around at the room. Everything seemed to spin as he moved. He lifted a hand to his forehead as he groaned in pain. His groan stopped as he felt something imbedded in the skin just above his nose, between his eyebrows. He probed with his fingers, trying to judge what it was. Smooth and oval, was all he could tell by touch. As he lowered his hand to look at his fingers for any residue, he noted something on the back of his wrist. Both wrists, he soon saw, had oval green gems the size of a nickel imbedded in the skin, just above the joint where it did not impair movement. As far as he could tell by touch, they matched the stone in his forehead. The sickly green color did little to help Dan’s queasy stomach.
     His computer screen caught his attention as he examined his wrist. On the screen was a logo Dan did not immediately recognize, a sign-on for a database he had never entered before, to his knowledge. Looking from his hands to the screen, Dan wondered: had he had been typing under someone else’s control and accessed something he wasn’t supposed to see?
      “Oh, shit. Steven King strikes again.”

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About the Author

A lifelong Pennsylvania resident, Jack began a love of books sitting amid the mystery of hospitals and medical paraphernalia. Mythology of all cultures and a fascination with martial philosophies led to King Arthur, the knights of the round table and an array of science fiction and fantasy authors that had a strong impact on his life.

Real life got in the way of a writing career to start, but thirty years in the life and medical insurance field led Jack to a job as a stringer for local newspapers and writing for medical and insurance journals. In addition to years in the insurance field Jack also has fifteen years experience as a journalist and freelance writer, and has even won a Keystone Press Award (1998) for his journalistic efforts. Jack has written on a wide variety of subjects and keeps his hand in medical and insurance matters on a daily basis.

In addition to newspaper reporting and magazine articles, Jack has written articles for a variety websites--some under his own name and some as a behind-the-scenes contributor. Jack's first short fiction piece, a novella, was serialized in an old BBS site in 1992, with the first hard copy magazine story arriving in 1993. Four dinner theater plays written by Jack have been produced and performed for local theater in Eastern Pennsylvania. His novels are now coming to light with the release of There Are Giants In This Valley published by Archebooks Publishing.

With experience as a journalist, short story writer, playwright and novelist, Jack often speaks at writer's conferences, to writer's groups and to school gatherings. If you are looking for a speaker on esoteric subjects, Jack probably has something tucked away in a folder for the occasion.

He lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his supportive wife, a squad of feline editors, and an array of edged weapons to inspire his works.

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4 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing!

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