Blog tour stop: Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock by Deborah J. Lightfoot - review and giveaway

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Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock

Author: Deborah J. Lightfoot

Release Date: November 13, 2011

Publisher: Seven Rivers Publishing

Summary:
Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic -- and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can't seem to decide whether to love her or kill her.

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Author Bio:


Castles in the cornfield provided the setting for Deborah J. Lightfoot’s earliest flights of fancy. On her father’s farm in West Texas, she grew up reading extraordinary tales of adventure and reenacting them behind tall ramparts of sun-drenched corn. She left the farm to earn a bachelor of science degree in journalism and write award-winning books of history and biography, including The LH7 Ranch (University of North Texas Press) and Trail Fever (William Morrow, New York). High on her Bucket List was the desire to try her hand at the genre she most admired. The result is WATERSPELL, a complex, intricately detailed fantasy that begins with Book 1: The Warlock and Book 2: The Wysard, and concludes (for the present) with Book 3: The Wisewoman. But a legal pad filled with notes and tucked away in a desk drawer suggests a possible Book 4 before the saga may fairly be said to be finished.

Deborah is a professional member of The Authors Guild. She and her husband live in the country south of Fort Worth, Texas. Find her online at www.waterspell.net.

My Thoughts:

 The main character, Carin is traveling from her old place, to a place unknown to us, but where she feels that she needs to be. A swordsman finds her on his land, and doesn't believe her when she says that there wasn't anything proclaiming that it was private property, so he gets her to take him to where she came in through. That's how this book starts off.

I thought this book was a good read because it thoroughly flowed to where I read it, and didn't know that I got very far, but I did! I think that this book is unique in that I haven't seen read or heard of a book of the same kind. But, then again it was more wizardly, and the only books I've read before with specifically 'wizards' was the Harry Potter series.

I think that as soon as I started to read it, I was hooked. I didn't want to get off the computer (ebook version) until I'd finish the chapter, then I'd keep making excuses to finish the next chapter and the rest.

I liked the pace of the story line. It wasn't to slow or too fast; it was just right.

I loved Carin's character because she showed strong characteristics. She seemed like someone I'd like to meet if I were a character of Deborah's making. And it wasn't just Carin that I loved! I loved every other character, too (you'll have to get it and read for the other characters).


And now the giveaway! It's for an ebook copy of The Warlock by Deborah J. Lightfoot! Good luck!

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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22 June, 2012 delete

Thanks for the recommendation - have to read that one after having read your comments.

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22 June, 2012 delete

Great review! Thanks so much for the giveaway!:D
I just came across your blog, it's great! New follower!

- Rachel <3
http://onceuponabook-rachel.blogspot.com/

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25 June, 2012 delete

Love your blog! I’m a new follower from book blog!!
Here is my blog if you want to check it out : http://ireadastoryonce.blogspot.com/ :D

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25 June, 2012 delete

Thanks, and you're welcome! And thank you for following me!

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Cierra P
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25 June, 2012 delete

Thanks for complementing my blog!

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28 June, 2012 delete

Thank you, Cierra, for the wonderful review and for hosting a stop on my blog tour! I meant to drop you a note before now but I've been out of town, attending the Roswell (NM) Cosmic-Con and Film Fest. Today I uploaded some pictures from Cosmic-Con, of me with my WATERSPELL books. If you'd like to see:

http://djlightfoot.blogspot.com/2012/06/2012-cosmic-con-at-roswell-new-mexico.html

Thanks again. I'm delighted that you enjoyed Book One of my WATERSPELL trilogy. There's more where that came from! ;-)

All best, Deborah

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I love it when people comment! :D