Sunday, December 27, 2020

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Witches of Vegas (The Witches of Vegas #1) by Mark Rosendorf

Title: The Witches of Vegas
Series: The Witches of Vegas #1
Author: Mark Rosendorf
Publication Date: August 5th 2020
Print Length: 272 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Where can Witches and their vampire mentor practice their powers without being discovered or persecuted?

By using their magic, the Witches of Vegas become the number one act performing on the Las Vegas Strip—a great achievement for them, but not so much for the magicians—who can't possibly keep pace.

Isis Rivera is the adopted fifteen-year old daughter of The Witches of Vegas. Zack Galloway is the teenage nephew and assistant to the last magician left in the city. Although they should be rivals, when Valeria, a four-hundred-year-old witch with a long-seeded grudge against humanity arrives in Sin-City, both teens act to bring their families together to stop the evil hag in her tracks.

But can the combined witches' powers and the ingenuity of the magicians be enough to stop Valeria from taking over the city and possibly the world?

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BOOK TRAILER:
Mark Rosendorf 's writing is based on the personalities and experiences he has come across throughout his life, coupled with his own wild "if only I could do that" imagination. He is the author of the young adult series, The Witches of Vegas. He is also credited with The Rasner Effect series, a suspense/thriller trilogy published between 2009 and 2012.

Born November, 25th, 1974, and raised in Queens New York, Mark holds a Master's Degree from Long Island University's Human Development and Leadership program. He is a licensed Guidance Counselor for the New York City Department of Education's special education district. He began his counseling career in September, 2001. Prior to that, he worked in the hotel industry.

Mark has also moonlighted as a professional magician. Today, he teaches magic and Illusion to his students in order to teach teamwork while developing their confidence.

Having accomplished his goals of becoming an author, Mark decided on an early retirement from writing. Then, one night, at two a.m., a new and unique story shot into Mark's brain like a lightning bolt, screaming for him to write it. Mark found himself spending several nights taking notes on the characters and their stories. That is how The Witches of Vegas was born.

This is Mark's first young adult novel.

They say every author has some weird habit when they write. For the most part, this is a true statement as creativity comes with quirks. I’m no different. My weird habit: I do most of my writing in the shower. I’m not sure why, but that’s where most of my ideas flow just like the water that hits my body from the faucet. Unfortunately, my ideas are like lightning—one bright flash, then it’s gone. That’s why I have notepads and a pen tacked up on the wall next to my shower. When I have an idea, I stick my arm out of the shower and write it down. It’s part of my writing process. 

The Witches of Vegas is a story about a family of witches and their vampire mentor who hide in plain sight as magicians on the Vegas strip. It is an award-winning young adult novel that has taken its audience by storm. It was also, mostly, written on notepads from the shower. The same can be said for the upcoming sequel, Journey To New Salem, which is scheduled for an early 2021 release. Both stories are clean, and so it the author. 

Every writer has a weird writing habit. Now you know mine. What’s yours?
Win one of the following prizes (one winner each):
- a $15 Amazon gift card (WW)
- A print copy of The Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf (US only)
- an eBook of The Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf (WW)
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38 comments:

  1. Great art work on the cover love to read it too.

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  2. Sounds like a fun read. Hard to believe these ideas come to you while you shower. Keep getting them on paper quickly.

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  3. Looks a little quirky..but that's a good thing. Hope to read this one.

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    1. Deborah, I've written a few books in the past (although this is my first Young Adult series and my first book in years) and I can tell you this one came to me really fast. It was almost as if the characters, themselves, were telling me their stories in the middle of the night and I was taking notes, then writing their adventure.

      Even then, it took a few months to write, and twice as long to edit (the editing and rewrite process is always much longer than the initial draft).

      Thank you for considering The Witches of Vegas, I look forward to hearing your take.

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  5. Looks like the witch is working her magic in Vegas.

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  6. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  7. Very magical cover! Looks like a great read.

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  8. I love stories about witches-this one looks good!

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  9. Interesting summary. Looks like a good read.

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  10. I like the covers of the book cover. The story sounds interesting.

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  11. I thank you all for the kind comments. I believe The Witches of Vegas is an adventure you, and your teens at home, will enjoy. Thank you, Ups and Downs, for participating in the tour and thank you Silver Daggers for hosting the tour.

    Just a quick note, the sequel is scheduled for release in early 2021. If you've followed me on Twitter or like "Mark Rosendorf's The Witches of Vegas" on Facebook, I will be posting updates on both the audio release and the sequel.

    If you'd prefer an e-mail notification, send me your e-mail address either directly to my e-mail or through my website.

    Thanks again, everyone,

    Mark Rosendorf
    Author of The Witches of Vegas (soon to become a series)

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  12. What do you think of the book or the cover?

    Its very cool cover

    THX

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  13. plot sounds soooo good!

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  15. I think the cover looks very intriguing with the colors of the mind conjuring image.

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  16. I like the cover, it matches the blurb well.

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  17. I like the book cover. The vibrant colors are very eye catching.

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  18. Vegas is crazy withoutvwitches, haha.

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  19. I love vegas and the cover is super appealing!

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  20. Love the cover and it sounds like a good book. Thanks!

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  21. This looks like a fun read! I look forward to checking it out.

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  22. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  23. I love the cover art it's very magical.

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