Saturday, October 30, 2010

PETTY MAGIC: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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PETTY MAGIC
BY CAMILLE DeANGELIS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Evelyn Harbinger sees nothing wrong with a one-night stand. At 149 years old, Eve may look like she bakes oatmeal cookies in the afternoon and dozes in her rocking chair in the evening, but once the gray hair and wrinkles are traded for jet-black tresses and porcelain skin, she can still turn heads as the beautiful girl she once was. Can’t fault a girl for having a little fun, can you?
 
This is all fine and well until Eve meets Justin, who reminds her so much of a former lover that one night is no longer enough. Eve’s coven has always turned a blind eye to her nighttime mischief, but this time they think she’s gone too far—and they certainly don’t hesitate to tell her so. Dodging the warnings of family and friends, Eve must also defend her sister, Helena, when another bedlam accuses Helena of killing her own husband sixty years before.
 
As the evidence against Helena begins to pile up, Eve distracts herself by spending more and more nights—and days—romancing Justin as her former self.  There are so many peculiar ways in which Justin is like Jonah, her partner behind enemy lines in World War II and the one true love of her life.  Experts in espionage, Jonah and Eve advanced the allied cause at great personal sacrifice.  Now Eve suspects that her Jonah has returned to her, and despite the disapproval of her coven and the knowledge that love with a mortal man can only end in sorrow, she can’t give him up.  But can she prove it’s really him?
 
In this captivating tale of adventure and timeless romance, novelist Camille DeAngelis blends World War II heroics with witchcraft and wit, conjuring a fabulously rich world where beldames and mortal men dare to fall in love.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Camille DeAngelis was born in November 1980 in New Jersey, where she still lives (most of the time). She received a B.A. in Art History from New York University in 2002. During her time at NYU she wrote and worked for the Washington Square News and spent an idyllic semester at La Pietra in Florence. After graduating, she worked as an editorial assistant in a nonfiction imprint at HarperCollins.

Camille’s first travel-writing gig was co-writing Hanging Out in Ireland, a shoestring guide published in 2001. Between her first research trip in the spring of 2000 for Hanging Out and her most recent experience writing for Moon Handbooks in 2006, she’s been back to Ireland many times. She lived in Galway in 2004-2005 while in the M.A. in Writing program at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and wrote Mary Modern while there. Camille's new novel, Petty Magic, was also penned in Galway.

READ AN EXCERPT:
Read an excerpt, or even download it, HERE. This also includes a helpful Reader's Guide. This is a great book for book clubs.

PRAISE FOR PETTY MAGIC:
“A moving and witty love story…charming prose.”
Publishers Weekly

“An amusing romp!”—Booklist

Part Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, part Bedknobs and Broomsticks, DeAngelis's second novel uses witchcraft to illuminate a woman whose wrinkles belie the passionate, adventurous girl she still is on the inside. Recommended for fans of magical realism—emphasis on the magic.
Library Journal

"A charming curiosity shop of a novel, packed to bursting with secret histories and glittering marvels. With Petty Magic, Camille DeAngelis has given us a glimpse into a strange and enchanting world. It's dangerous good fun, and well worth getting lost in."
—Jedediah Berry, author of The Manual of Detection
"Love, magic, history, witches: it's all here, between the covers of this lovely book. Updike might have written it, if he'd had a better sense of humor."
—Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish  

GIVEAWAY

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75 comments:

Steph said...

This book looks very interesting. I love the idea that she changes forms. Its a really original idea!

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The synopsis looks interesting and I really liked the Library Journal's comment about Water for Elephants and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Looks great! Thanks!
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I think Mary Modern looks interesting too, her website has the synopsis there.
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I loved 'Water for Elephants' and since similar to that book in a way, I would probably love this book.

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Anonymous said...

From the author's website, I looked at the two other books that were written. I think I would like to read 'Marey Modern". The reviewer said that there are parallels in that book to Mary Shelley's Franksenstein. The latter is one of my favorite books.

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Anonymous said...

From the excerpt from the book it sounds like Evelyn believes that her old lover has been re-incarnated.


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Vera said...

Sounds so interesting! A 149 year old woman turning young at night? Pretty cool! vera@luxuryreading.com

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debbie said...

I think it sounds really interesting that she is 149 years old, but can turn into her younger self. I like it mixes WWII into the plot.
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I think the age of the main character is enough to make anyone want to read this

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bison61 said...

this sounds like a wonderful love story

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rubynreba said...

Just the concept of a woman 149 years old turning young a night makes it sound very interesting!
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I think its interesting that she is 149 years old!

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GALENA said...

this book sounds intriging an i would love to read it

Tarah said...

I like the plot line for this book, the idea that your soul mate can & will return always tugs at the hopeless romantic heartstrings.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I like that the character is 149 years old!

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I'd also like to read Mary Modern.

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clynsg said...

I like the idea that she does age, but is able to change her form to match how she really feels inside herself.

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clynsg said...

Found out she actually has written much of her work in Ireland (Galway to be exact).

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ellie said...

This book has two of my favorite things to read about. Supernatural love story and the WWII era. My kind of book!
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ellie said...

I visited the author's website and besides finding that we share a birthday month in November, I found her book Mary Modern. Which I am going to seek out right away. It sounds really interesting.
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hendy said...

She should have known one night stands always turn emotional, this book and the concept of living so long is very fascinating.
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hendy said...

I found it interesting that Camille is my age and was going to school in NY the same time I was-she's accomplished so much. I would love to go to Ireland just half as many times she has been.
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Definitely a different type of romance than what I usually read

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The novel presents a view of reincarnation, what Eve calls the recycling of souls.

Never really thought of reincarnation as recycling but I guess it is.


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Atreau said...

I found it interesting that her books are set in Galway.

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