The Magic of Jamie Marchant’s Kronicles of Korthlundia

When I heard that fellow Magic Appreciation Tour author Jamie Marchant was doing a tour for her new release, I was happy to volunteer a spot on my blog. I was even more happy when she agreed to do a guest article about the magic system in her magical fantasy book series, The Kronicles of […]

Karin Rita Gastreich and the Magic of Eolyn’s World

I first met Karin Rita Gastreich when she joined the Magic Appreciation Tour in June, 2012. It’s hard to believe it has been two years already! At that time, Eolyn was her only title, but it didn’t stay that way for long. Since then she has released High Maga, book two of the Eolyn Chronicles, […]

Will Hahn and the Lands of Hope Magic System

When fellow Magic Appreciation Tour author Will Hahn announced his blog tour for Judgement’s Tale Part One: Games of Chance, I was quick to volunteer.  Will has shown great support for other fantasy authors by hosting their guest posts, so I hope that good karma comes back to help him now on his own tour. […]

About a Warrior–Guest Post by Juli D. Revezzo

I’d like to welcome Juli D. Revezzo back to The Vaetra Files today. Juli is a paranormal romance author I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since September, 2012. She is an enthusiastic participant in the Magic Appreciation Tour and has been kindly supportive of her fellow authors. Juli is doing a blog tour to get […]

Character Interview with L. Blankenship’s Sir Anders Bockmann

This week, I’m happy to present a character interview from L. Blankenship as part of her “Saints at War” blog tour. I met Louise in late 2011 through one of Rachel Harrie’s platform building campaigns, and was happy to have her join the Magic Appreciation Tour in late 2012. Louise has been busy publishing books […]

The 5 Characteristics of Magical Fantasy

What does magic mean to you? I’d be surprised if you didn’t have to sit back for a moment and ponder your answer to that question. Magic means different things to different people, but as the founder of the Magic Appreciation Tour (MAT), I’ve had to devise a concrete definition for deciding which books may […]

Spectacular Spring Equinox Fantasy Sale

A group of 21 authors from the Magic Appreciation Tour(including me!) are getting together for our first group sales event. We’re all offering our books for under $5 each during the Spectacular Spring Equinox Fantasy Sale on March 20-22. You can choose from over 35 magical fantasy titles. Many of the books are on sale […]

The Last Priestess Tour with Elizabeth Baxter

I originally met Elizabeth Baxter at the Writer’s Café on where she goes by the whimsical moniker “SmallBlondHippy.” Her comments on the forum made a positive impression on me, so I was happy to see her book registration come through at the Magic Appreciation Tour. Elizabeth is doing a blog tour to celebrate the […]

Guest Post: The Magic System of Marsha A. Moore’s Enchanted Bookstore Legends

One of my favorite things about reading magical fantasy is seeing how the author puts together a magic system. A magic system is more than just a way to explain how magic works: it’s an integral part of the tale that strongly influences the sociology of the story world and the motivations of the individual […]

Book Character Trading Cards

First, I’d like to say congratulations to the two winners of my first Goodreads giveaway for Vaetra Unveiled! The books have been shipped and are on their way as I type this. Now, on to my title subject… I recently joined an online conversation about book character trading cards. Yep, it’s just what it sounds […]