Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dreams and Curses by Jacqueline Paige - Interview & Giveaway:Bewitching Tour Stop

By Jacqueline Paige
A Dream series - three steamy tales of romance, suspense with unexpected paranormal flares
ISBN/EAN13: 9781463685331
Page Count: 326
Binding Type:  US Trade Paper  5" x 8"
Genre: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal


She’s a small town cop.  He’s an inmate undercover.  They meet in a dream.


 Jennah Best left the adrenaline packed life of being a cop on the edge for a more peaceful place.  She escaped a marriage that almost destroyed her and now lives her life working for a small police station in the town of Ridge.  At her age, she’s accepted that it’s too late and too much work to start all over again, until she meets a man in a dream...

While young, Dominic Palmer has always proven he can get the job done.  Or at least, that was the case before he accepted a job and agreed to go undercover as an inmate. When months go by and there’s no word from his outside contact he wonders if he’s been left on the inside for good.  He’s fighting to stay alive and keep his sanity, but finds himself completely distracted by a mysterious woman he met in a dream...


The nerve of that man!  Why won’t he just accept things and go away?  She paced back and forth, trying to control the frustration that was pumping through her.  Every time she saw him, every hurt moment came flooding back to her and she just wanted him gone.  She wanted to move on and live her own life and try her damndest to be happy!
She spun around, expecting someone to be behind her. There was no one there.  Was that Dominic’s voice?  Oh no, she was hallucinating now!  Should she call her doctor?  Maybe the stress had finally caught up to her.  Was she going to end up spending her holidays alone in the psych ward?
“Jennah, why are you so upset?”
She squeezed her eyes shut.  I am not hearing voices! I am not losing my mind!
She heard his deep chuckle.  “No, you’re not losing your mind.  This is really happening.  I should have told you, but in our dream...it’s not really a dream. We’re connecting.”
Her eyes flew open.  What?  “What?”  She stood perfectly still, waiting to see if she could hear him again.
“I can explain it better later. I just picked up on how upset you were...”
She squinted.  “Picked up?  How?  How are you inside my head when I’m completely awake? How can we talk inside my head?”
She heard him chuckle again.  “Inside mine, as well.  I don’t have time right now. Are you all right?”
She laughed out loud, not knowing if he would hear it in her head too. “Clearly not!  I’m talking to a man from my dream inside my head while I’m wide awake standing in the locker room at work!”
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By Jacqueline Paige
Release date scheduled for October 18
ISBN-13: 978-1466335509   ISBN-10: 1466335505
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Binding: US Trade Paper  5" x 8"
Genre: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal


Her world is calm and predictable until one night, one costume party and one sexy masked man happen.

Warm up for Halloween with...

Blurb for Behind the Mask

In a fit of temper, Gracelyn’s only sister curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing, at an exact moment, can break the curse.  After years of failed attempts, she is forced to accept living her life completely alone.   Her world becomes calm and predictable —until one Halloween night … one costume party … and one masquerading man change everything.


He froze when he stood at the bottom of the stairs. The pungent odor of dark magic filled his nostrils and put him on alert. Had it happened right here? He looked down at the bottom step and stooped to run his hand lightly over it. It was there, but it wasn’t right there. He held his hand lightly over the banister and moved slowly up the stairs. Five steps from the top, it was the strongest. Someone had used dark magic in this very spot. And chances were that the person it was used against had stood at the bottom.

He was going to have to find out what happened to the oldest sister, Faith. He didn’t know anything for certain yet, but the older women had said she was a spiteful child, and to him, that meant it often led into doing nasty things as the person got older. Had she cursed her own sister?

Evan continued up the stairs, and he checked each room carefully. Slight tinges of magic were throughout them, but nothing strong enough to gauge anything. The last room he checked brought him to a stop as he entered it. It was heavy with despair, and somehow, he knew this had been Gracie’s room. “Why did you leave?” He turned in the room slowly and then spotted a picture hanging on the wall. Frowning, he walked over and looked at it. A couple stood with their two daughters in front of them. He touched the frame gently and leaned closer so he could see in the fading light. One daughter had coal black hair, and something told him it was Faith.

He took the picture off the wall carefully and walked over to the bathroom to turn on the light and get a better look. The picture was probably five years old, judging by his guessed ages of the girls. He studied the auburn-haired girl. Even in a photo, her aura was lit with joy. She appeared graceful and carefree. It had to be Gracelyn. “Where are you?” he asked the photo.

He turned back toward the door and wandered around the room. “I’ll find you and give you back your home, Gracelyn.” Still holding the picture, he went to the back to the stairs. He had a lot of ground to cover and very little time to do it, but he knew one thing—no one was going to take this house away from that girl in the picture.

Laurie actually sent a huge list of questions to choose from for this interview.  If they seem to be random and not in any sort of order it’s because I closed my eyes and ran my finger down the list to select the eight questions I would answer. 

Tell us about your current release.

My most current is Curses.  It’s two tales of curses in one book.   The first one is Behind the Mask.  It’s a Halloween story about a girl that was cursed by her sister.

Her world is calm and predictable until one night, one costume party and one sexy masked man happen.

The second story is This Ring.  It’s a different type of story, at least I like to think it is, where a man that has been cursed is confined invisible to others for years until one morning when a woman can see him through the mist on a lake.

From a curse four decades old comes love and trust.

Tell us about your next release.

I have a crazy busy year of releases coming up in 2012.  In January the first book in the Magic Seasons series- From Beltane Magic   is coming out at Class Act Books.  The second book in March and third in May.   I also have the second story in the Hidden Senses Trilogy coming out in July.

Here’s a little teaser about the series and trilogy:

The Magic Seasons series

Step into a world of magic and passions....

Take a dash of spice, heat it
Add a flash of magic and watch the sparks fly
Toss in a killer that's targeting women
Add a handful of witches from all paths to stir it all together...


Each were willing to spend their lives alone and safe; until they’re touched by Beltane Magic.

Can they survive their pasts to be together as they struggle to find a killer before the wheel turns again? 

The Hidden Senses Trilogy – Dream Visions Book II

Felicity has spent her life alone, moving from one place to another hiding a part of her no one has ever been able to accept, not even her own family.

For as long as she can remember she’s had dreams that lead her to a person that’s somehow connected with her.  There are no answers or cures only misery for her when she can’t get anyone to believe her.
When a child reaches out to her, frightened and in the hands of strangers she forgets the reasons why she shouldn’t tell anyone and goes to the police.  She finds herself sent for a court ordered psychiatric evaluation.

It’s not the first time, it won’t be the last.  She packs up once again, ready to move as soon as she’s done with another so called doctor.  From the moment she steps into the office everything changes and she finds nothing she expected.

Can the child be found before it’s too late or is she facing heartache again?

WOW!!  Busy!!  :) When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?

I am always writing inside my head throughout my day. Unfortunately being the manager of a busy café and eatery I rarely get the chance to write down more than a few key words that will take me back to my ideas when I get home and have a chance to write.
Being a mom to five, with four still hanging around at home my evenings tend to be busy most of the time as well. 
So most of my writing happens after dark and usually when I should be thinking about sleeping.  I’m not sure why but as soon as the sun goes down and the house is quiet, my characters want to get to work.  On my one day off a week, I’m at the keyboard for most of the day.

What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?

My family is very supportive of me.  They cheer me on when I have dead lines and do the happy dance each time I finish and sign a new contract.  I’m really very lucky that they understand my need to write when the characters are willing.  They even know to hide during the editing process.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?

That it’s a lot of hard work!  The writing part is probably the easiest part out of everything.  Sitting down and coming up with a synopsis for the publisher is where I struggle the most and then of course taking your entire story, whether it’s 30,000 words or 100,000 words and trying to come up with 150 that will catch the readers interest… well lets just say I’m looking forward to the day when I can pay someone to do that part for me! 

What group did you hang out with in high school?

Everyone.  I could hang out with any group on the school grounds and be accepted. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because I didn’t judge others but I was lucky enough to be known by all the different clichés and be accepted by all of them.  I didn’t exactly blend into a group though.  I dressed how I felt, listened to whatever my mood predicted and talked to whomever caught my interest each day.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?

Definitely night!  I can stay up all night and write/edit and not be tired – I even struggle to get to sleep if I do go to bed at a reasonable hour.  My body just thinks it has to be awake during the sunless hours of the day. 
Mornings … blech! 

Do your friends think you are an introvert or an extravert? Why?

I’m going to go with extravert.  I’m not afraid to walk up to anyone and talk to them.  The reason why is most likely because I moved around a lot growing up.  Being the new kid at two different schools a year tends to cure anyone of that shyness.
Thanks so much for having me here today and thank you for letting me pick some questions! It was fun!

Thank you!  It has been my pleasure.  Thanks for sharing a little bit about your books and creative process. 
Jacqueline is giving away 1 signed copy (winner’s choice Dreams or Curses) from whole tour and one pdf per week (winner’s choice) from all stops.  To enter please fill out the form HERE. Receive a bonus entry for leaving a comment on the post where you entered


Jacqueline Paige is a world class multi-tasker being a mother to five adventurous and unpredictable children, a cafe manager and having a colossal imagination that allows her to step outside of reality into a world of paranormal romance —with just a touch of suspense.

Jacqueline lives in Ontario, Canada and avoids the ever changing weather of the region she lives in by creating other worlds to fall into in her stories of all things paranormal.

Her first book was published in 2009 and since then has published ten.  She is always writing and currently has more than a dozen stories in one stage or another of the writing process.

You can find all of Jacqueline’s books at:  http://www.jacqpaige.webs.com/


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Jacqueline Paige said...

Thanks for having me here today!

Kari Thomas said...

Really enjoyed the Interview and LOVED those excerpts!

HOLIDAY HUGS, Kari Thomas, www.authorkari.com

Jacqueline Paige said...

Thanks, Kari!
Enjoy the holiday.