Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Van Locken's Witch by Debbie Peterson: Spotlight and Excerpt


Van Locken’s Witch

by Debbie Peterson



Kapitein Rand Van Locken has no idea what awaits him as he boards the Spanish galleon on behalf of the Dutch West India Company, or that the beautiful woman imprisoned within will change his life in ways he never imagined or even desired. Until now...

Lissa Capoen, didn't plan for the Spaniards to capture her while attempting to rescue her sister. She didn't foresee the handsome sea captain coming swiftly to her aid and offering his assistance. Nor did she expect him to steal her heart and claim it as his own. 

Yet, as destiny brings them ever closer together, Armando Manera is determined to recapture the witch and present her to the Spanish King. No matter what it takes...


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Lissa's horrified gasp silenced her sister. At once, Rand shifted his attention from Margaretha to Lissa in order to discover the cause and found her gaze fastened upon the ocean. He looked seaward himself and saw what he could only describe as a fleet of misty ghost ships, sailing straight for the shore at high speed. He'd never seen the like in all his days at sea. At once he shifted his gaze to Lissa, needing answers. She gulped and shook her head in despair.


"Oh, Margaretha, what have you done? What have you done..." she whispered.


Rand turned his woman around to face him. "What is it, Lissa? What's wrong?"


She let go of a sigh as she closed her eyes. When she opened them again, a single tear meandered down her cheek. She glanced at the ghostly vessels advancing ever nearer as she removed her talisman from around her neck, and then placed it around his own. "I don't have time to...I will always love you Rand Van Locken. Always...don't forget."


The ships had all but reached the shore and he found it obvious they frightened her beyond measure.


A severe foreboding drove him to cuddle her into his arms. He held her protectively against his chest while a host of ghostly white mists drifted toward them. Her fear had become his. "Lissa, what's going on? Please, you've got to tell me!"


Her eyes filled with sorrow as she touched her lips to his. Before he could say another word, she and Margaretha disappeared.



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Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. Her journey to published author could fill quite a few pages. However, in June of 2010, she submitted her debut novel “Spirit of the Rebellion” to her wonderful, patient, editor at The Wild Rose Press and the rest is history. She now has four published novels to her credit, with a fifth due out in 2014.


When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family, within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.


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Debbie will be awarding an exclusively made representation of Lissa's necklace created by Shandra Kay to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY).
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Debbie Peterson said...

Good Morning! Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog! It's a pleasure to be here!

sasharenay said...

Sounds like a witchy great read! :)

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Sasha! I think the idea of magic has always intrigued me, so I guess writing about an honest to goodness witch was inevitable! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and for your trouble I'm dropping your name into our lovely witches hat!

Natasha D said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Natasha! I'm so happy you stopped by and thank you so much for the kind words! Putting your name in our hat!

Tammy C said...

I love the whole story of the Witte Wievens you did a great story and I just love characters .

Debbie Peterson said...

Well now, thank you very much Tammy! I can't tell you how happy I am that you love the characters. I've grown pretty fond of them myself and just so you know, I'll be doing character interviews at the end of this week! Putting your name in the hat!

Anonymous said...

This is such an intriguing read. I fell in love with the story and the characters the moment I started it. A great read for sweeping you into a mysterious, suspenseful tale. Wishing you a great tour, Debbie!

Debbie Peterson said...

Thank you for such a wonderful compliment and for taking time to drop by Mae! In return, it gives me great pleasure to drop your name in my witches hat!

Nicole said...

Why did this book have to end lol!!
Yet another all nighter reader for me! I could hardly keep my eyes open but couldnt put this book down either! Had to read it a second time to make sure I didn't miss anything... Ok, maybe I read it a second time to relive all the sea faring hard bodied sailors... and the way Rand was with Lissa... enough to make a girl a wee bit jealous over fictional characters xD

Debbie Peterson said...

Well now, that made me laugh Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a fun comment! Putting your name in my hat!

Emily said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!


Debbie Peterson said...

Coming late to this one! Thanks for stopping by and braving a comment Emily!