Monday, October 19, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: A Very Witchy Yuletide by D. Lieber

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for A Very Witchy Yuletide by D. Lieber. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a keepsake box. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
--
Title: A Very Witchy Yuletide
Author: D. Lieber
Publisher: Ink & Magick
Publication Date: October 27th 2020
Print Length: 254 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~
First love is hard to forget, and even harder to ignore…

Evergreen Pendre wasn’t planning on going home for Yule. But when her Mom tells her the old coven is coming for a visit, she wants to see everyone. Well, almost everyone.

After four and a half years, Sawyer Collins finally has a chance to reconnect with his first love, Eeva Pendre. He might have been too shy to tell her how he felt before, but he’s changed. And he’s determined not to let her slip away this time.

As the coven prepares for Yule, they are reminded that not everyone has the holiday spirit in this contemporary Pagan holiday romance.

---
EXCERPT:
The pair approached the tree, and Sawyer repeated the process of communing with the plant. But as he reached up and cut one of the thin branches, some of the snow from the nearby branches shook off and fell onto Eeva’s head.

“Oh! That’s cold,” Eeva complained, wiggling to get the snow off her.

Sawyer laughed at the sight. “Well, why did you stand under where I was cutting then? You deserve it,” he teased.

“I deserve it, eh?” Eeva asked, grinning. She placed the basket on the ground and gathered a handful of snow. “Then, I guess you deserve this!” She threw the snow into his face.

“Oh, it’s on now,” he said, shaking his head, trying to get the snow out from the inside of his scarf.

Eeva laughed and threw another snowball.

The battle raged on. They each got some good shots in. Eeva had surprisingly good aim for someone who couldn’t see well. But Sawyer made sure to make some noise to indicate his position. It wouldn’t be fair otherwise.

They ran up and down the path, laughter and squeals dampened by the surrounding trees. Finally, they lay on their backs beside each other on the ground, breathless and covered in snow.

“Truce?” Sawyer asked, turning his head toward her. 

She turned her head and met his eyes. She sat up, gathered a giant pile of snow between her hands, and dumped it right onto his face. 

“Yeah,” she giggled. “Truce.” She collapsed back down beside him.
---
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
D. Lieber is an urban fantasy author with a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.

Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.

Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox). 

Published Works:
Conjuring Zephyr June 2016
The Exiled Otherkin November 2017
Intended Bondmates June 2018
In Search of a Witch’s Soul (Council of Covens Noir, #1) March 2019
Dancing with Shades (Council of Covens Noir, #0) August 2019
Once in a Black Moon March 2020
A Very Witchy Yuletide October 2020

---
GUEST POST:
What’s the worst writing advice I’ve ever been given? Well, I’ve been given quite a few bits of “wisdom” that I either outright rejected or struggled to follow until I figured out they weren’t good for me.

I have found that many writers/authors/editors, pretty much anyone who gives you unsolicited advice truly does so because they are trying to share with you what has worked for them. They are trying to save you from making the same mistakes they have made. I appreciate that because I know it comes from a good place, even if I didn’t ask for that opinion.

So, while I will tell you a few of the worst pieces of advice I’ve ever received, I want you to keep in mind that these were awful for me, but that may not be the case for you.

Probably the worst piece of advice I’ve ever gotten was when an author told me never to edit while writing, to edit last. This was the bit I threw right out. I knew that I would never be able to resist fixing a mistake when I saw one while rereading something I had just written, that it would take more effort to ignore it and save it for the end than to just fix it. But I can imagine how that advice could be important for some writers. If you agonize over every grammatical or punctuation decision so much that it is keeping you from continuing on with your story, then, yeah, you should leave editing until the end. But that doesn’t work for me.

Another piece of advice I hear all the time, not just people telling me but people telling aspiring authors, is to write every day. This is absolutely not a rule. If you are the type of person who needs routine to do the things that need doing, then great. Maybe writing every day is good advice for you. But for me, it is a burden. Living a writer lifestyle is already an emotionally draining path, I already have enough guilt when I’m not writing as it is without adding this nonsense to it. Sometimes my brain needs a break, sometimes thinking about writing is my “writing” for the day. And sometimes, I need to do something entirely different altogether. I’m always reminding myself that living life outside of my imagination is part of my job as an author, too.

So I suggest, which anyone can take or leave, that writers find the habits that work for them. Thank those who have offered you advice for their concern. But ultimately, do whatever works best for you.
---
GIVEAWAY:
D. Lieber will be awarding a hand carved tree of life tarot/jewelry/keepsake box (carved by DhewaDecor) to a randomly drawn winner (US ONLY) via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, be sure to leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Rita! I appreciate your interest. ��

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Gwendolyn! My designer will be happy to hear it.

      Delete
  3. I like the cover. It is very cute.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really enjoyed the blurb and the excerpt.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Sherry! I'm glad you like it so far.

      Delete
  5. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Diana. It makes me happy to hear it left a good impression on you!

      Delete
  6. The cover is so cool. I love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks really good. I would love to read more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Debby! That's what I love to hear!

      Delete
  8. Great cover love to read it too. Pretty box thanks

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you on all accounts, Laurie!

    ReplyDelete