11 December 2012

Cover Contest: Circle of Witches by Margaret Frazer

Hello everyone!  Today launches my part one of my participation in Margaret Frazer's blog tour for her new YA novel, Circle Of Witches.  You can see the rest of the tour here.

The cover:

The prize:
  • First Prize: a copy of The Novice's Tale, A Play of Isaac,  and Circle of Witches
  • Four Runner Ups get: an e-copy of Circle of Witches (or another Margaret Frazer ebook of your choice if you already own Circle of Witches)
  • Your cover must be between 324x500 and 389x600 in size.
  • Your cover must have the title and author name on it.
  • Taglines relative to the book are fine.
  • US Only
  • Ends January 1, 2013
To enter:
  • Upload your cover to an image hosting site (like Photobucket or Tinypic)
  • Copy the DIRECT LINK (it should be a link that, if you put into your browser, will show JUST your image)
  • Put your information into the Rafflecopter form below.
Winners will be chosen by the author, Margaret Frazer.

Good luck!


Her mother had always been afraid. That's what Damaris remembered. From the time she was a little girl until the day her mother died, she had seen the fear in her eyes.

But now she understood. Now she was afraid, too.

Young Damaris wanted more than anything to be happy at Thornoak, the ancient manor owned by her aunt and uncle. Adventuring through the wide, open beauty of the Dale in the company of her rambunctious cousins she rediscovered a joy she had thought lost with the death of her parents. And in the deep, storm-tossed eyes of Lauran Ashbrigg she was surprised to find an entirely new emotion.

But even under the warm and inviting sun, Damaris is chilled by the undeniable fact that the family which claims to welcome and love her is hiding truths from her: The truth of the Lady Stone. The truth of the Old Ways. The truth of moon and star and witchcraft.

The truth of her mother's death.

Praise for Margaret Frazer
"Exquisitely written, the novel offers a brilliantly realized vision... Suspenseful from start to surprising conclusion, this is another gem from an author who's twice been nominated for an Edgar."
Publisher's Weekly
"Love the passionate attention to detail in character, custom, and setting, and the sympathetic creation of believable people and events. Essential."
Library Journal of New York
"A lovingly told story, rich with fascinating description. Ms. Frazer provides a real treat for lovers of all things."
Toby Bromberg, Romantic Times
"The writing is seamless... Rich period detail, canny characterization, and a lively plot should endear her tales to anyone..."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Mystery… Suspense… Frazer executes with audacity and ingenuity."
Kirkus Reviews
"Weaves a budding romance and a grand, unrequited passion with a bold and dangerous plot... Great fun for all!"
Alfred Hitchcock Magazine
"Frazer's books will be among those I read as soon as I see them."
Houston Facts
About the Author

Margaret Frazer is the award-winning author of more than twenty historical murder mysteries and novels, including the Edgar-nominated Sister Frevisse and Player Joliffe series. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, surrounded by her books, but she lives her life in the 1400s.

"Over the years I’ve had a rag-tag of various jobs, including librarian, secretary, reseacher for a television station, gift shop manager, and assistant matron at an English girls’ school. Married once upon a time but not anymore, I have two well-grown sons who become uneasy if I read books about poisons at the supper table and refuse to turn their backs on me when I say I want to try something I might use in a story. When I write, I want to delve as far inside the perceptions of my characters as possible, to look at their world more from their point of view than from ours, because the pleasure of going thoroughly into otherwhen as well as otherwhere — the chance to move right away from the familiar into a whole other way of seeing and behaving — has always been one of my own great pleasures in reading. As a writer I deeply want to give that same pleasure to others."