Blog Tour: Witchbound Series by Kelbian Noel

Roots | Sprung | Smolder

 

 

Roots

Formerly Elemental

Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.

I don’t consider myself a witch, that’s my parents’ thing. I’ve never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak.

And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now.

He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep.

It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.

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Sprung

Since she discovered magic, seventeen-year-old Skye Jackson’s life is almost perfect. Almost. Even perfect has its glitches.

What happens when the one with all the power makes the biggest mistakes? Welcome to my life.

Four months ago, I couldn’t have been happier. When my parents got divorced, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Especially when Mom married a guy half her age. But then I found out I wasn’t the average Joana. Discovering magic existed and, best of all, I could use it, made everything easier to deal with. That is until I got a little too spell happy. But what girl wouldn’t defend her best friend against a world-class creep? Now I’m stuck in a nightmare, forced to make life and death decisions I never dreamed I’d face.

Love the magic, hate the responsibility.

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Smolder

Calida Cevallos has never been special. In fact, as far as she’s concerned, there isn’t an exceptional bone in her body. But, this summer, she’ll discover extraordinary literally runs through her veins.

I’ve always been a burden. The girl people put up with, the one they tolerated. When I finally found someone who actually wanted me around, I couldn’t have be happier. But lately something’s been bubbling at the surface. Something wants to break free…and I’m afraid it’s me.

I love him. And, for a time, I thought I needed him. Now I’m not so sure. These days, I get the feeling I’m the one who’s needed. By whom? I’m about to find out.

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interview

1. What is one thing you knew about writing or publishing a book before you actually wrote and published your first book?
I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I kept telling myself it was worth the try. By “it” I mean getting my work noticed by readers. There are a lot of authors out there and I arrived a bit late to the party. I didn’t publish my first novel until 2012–almost three years after several authors had already discovered the ease of publishing on Amazon and been successful doing it. Late or not, it’s been a blast. I love that I can share my stories. I’m thrilled that people enjoying reading them. And I value all the feedback, positive and negative alike.
2. Do you believe in magic/sorcery/witches?
I believe it’s a big part of some people’s religion. I went into writing this series with that in mind. I did a lot of research and spoke to several people who consider themselves witches and realized that many religions that involve the use of magic (i.e. Wicca, Santeria) are much like the more traditional religions (Christianity, Buddhism). They have their core beliefs and rituals. They consider them sacred and very real. So yes, I do believe in that side of magic and witches–not so much the “sparkly” Hollywood revision.
3. Do you think any of the characters have a quality that you also have?
Independence. I’ve always been very independent and that’s a quality I wanted everyone of the girls to have. I think it’s important to be brave enough to explore life on your own terms. Even if it involves a few mistakes along the way, that’s okay. Mistakes are how we learn. They’re where experience comes from!
4. What is your favorite thing to eat before/during/after writing?
Oh, my goodness. I try not to eat while I write anymore. Because it usually involves lots of sugar! Chocolate and ice cream are my main writing snacks.
5. How do you get over a writer’s block?
I’ve always written what I love, so I’ve never really been blocked so much as I’ve had things that have blocked me. I’m a pretty busy person. A freelance editor by trade, a mom and, since my son started school full-time last year, I started a part time job to round out my days. If I’d known I’d end up writing as much as I have in the past year, I probably wouldn’t have done that!

about the author

Kelbian Noel

Kelbian Noel was born on a warm June night in Moncton, New Brunswick. From a very young age, she loved to read. She found herself engulfed in novels by Janette Oke and L.M. Montgomery, but never seemed to find herself in the pages. At the age of 11 she declared she would simply have to rewrite them, and become the youngest author in history. But life was full of baseball, homework, BFFs and boys. Decades later, having studied writing in college and pursued it as a career, she rediscovered her hobby. She is excited to introduce The Witchbound Series to the world with hopes someone will love this story as much as she does. Kelbian lives in Toronto, Ontario with her two children (where, thanks to a thick layer of smog, Junes are much warmer than they used to be).

She is the founder of www.diverse-pages.com and blogs there often, in the company of some pretty cool people.

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2 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Witchbound Series by Kelbian Noel

  1. Pingback: Blog Tour Page: The Witchbound Series by Kelbian Noel (Sept 1-12) YA Urban Fantasy

  2. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop today and having Kelbian Noel on! Also, the images aren’t showing up for me. It could be me so maybe you could double check. If you need me to resend the images just let me know and I will!

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