Hello & welcome to the I Have A Compulsion for Magic blog tour!
I'm so thrilled to be apart of the tour to celebrate the upcoming release of Martina Boone's debut, Compulsion. Your can follow the entire tour here. Trust me, you don't want to miss the author guest posts, the excerpts, and the massive giveaway going on with the tour.
COMPULSION (HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND, BOOK 1)
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse
Hardcover, 10/28/14 ISBN: 1481411225
Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.
Three plantations. Two gifts. One ancient curse.
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.
Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who somehow seems to know what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.
Signed copies are available for pre-order from One More Page Books. You can also pre-order with the special “I have a Compulsion for reading” bookplate from Eight Cousins. Pre-Order Incentives Going on here.
Early Praise for Compulsion
“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.”
— #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.”
— Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series
"Compulsion is a stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!"
Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them.
She’s the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all things YA Series.
From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.
Guest Post from Author Jodi Meadows
One of the great things about Gothic literature is that the paranormal often sneaks up on you. There may be an element or two of magic that everyone knows about, and then the story builds from there. There’s someone—a stranger, an innocent, someone different—who arrives and shakes things up. For today’s installment of the Compulsion for Magic tour, Jodi Meadows, whose character with a “new soul” turned things upside down in her recently completed Incarnate series shares some thoughts about the Compulsion-style magic she would like—and wouldn’t like—to have.
But of course, we want to hear from you. What do you think about the “gifts” she mentions? Or what little bit of everyday magical ability do you wish you possessed? What’s the drawback to that magic? On Compulsion’s Watson Island, there are two sides to every gift—and every curse.
While you think about your choices, here are Jodi’s answers:
Jodi, if you could have any “everyday” magical gift, like finding lost things or knowing what people want, what gift would you want and why?
I'd be able to keep the house clean without actually having to do the work. Dusting, mopping, the bathroom . . . ugh. I don't want to do those things. If they could magically be clean all the time, that'd be great.
What everyday magic would your characters wish they had and why?
In INCARNATE, Ana would probably like the ability to understand people's motivations.
Eight, Barrie’s love interest in Compulsion, has inherited his family’s gift of knowing what people want and feeling compelled to give it to them. What’s one gift you’re glad you don’t have? Or your characters would be glad they didn’t have?
Well, I'm glad I don't have that compulsion. That could get someone into a lot of trouble! I don't like having to do anything.
Barrie is tied to her family’s plantation, Watson’s Landing, in a magical way, and the whole landscape becomes magical for her. What’s the one place in your book that you wish you could bring to life?
In INCARNATE, I'd like to bring Dossam's music room to life. I mean, come on. As long as he could appear with it and play all the instruments for me.
If you were going to a Halloween party and you had to dress as a character from a Southern Gothic or a Gothic romance, what would your costume look like?
It'd be fancy, for sure.
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What about you? Tell us about your magic? Would you want help cleaning the house (or weeding the garden, as in Compulsion) or would you want something more exotic?
And what about your Halloween costume? Would it be fancy or scary?
Here’s a bonus option for you: If you’ve already done that elsewhere on the tour or just want to do something different for extra entry points, show us your magical or Southern gothic costume! How would you do Kami Glass from Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Lynburn Legacy series? Or Lena Duchannes from Beautiful Creatures? Or how would you show your favorite “everyday magic” as a Halloween costume?
Post a comment with the URL to your photo and we’ll share it. Use tag #CompulsionMagic.
Do you have a Compulsion for Reading? Then you don't want to miss what Martina Boone is giving away! 5 lucky winners will each win the following:
Grand Prize Winner - will win EVERYTHING pictured above! That's the right! That entire bag of books will go to 1 reader!! *US residents only
Next Winner - will win a $100 gift card to the book store of their choice! *open internationally
3 Additional winners will each win a Compulsion prize pack which features a signed copy of Compulsion, a Compulsion necklace and bookmarks. *open internationally
To enter to win, please fill out the form below: