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kindle group giveaway

That’s as in Fire And Shadow and Kindle Fire. I’m teaming up with some awesome authors to bring you this chance to win a brand new 7″ K-Fire HD, courtesy of the Kindle Book Review. Digital Book Today is contributing two $100.00 Amazon gift cards for second and third place prizes. Just follow the link  to the Rafflecopter contest to enter. All you have to do is like and follow our sizzling scribes, and have fun looking at our books! You’re sure to find some great summer reads!

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Fire And Shadow Super Spring Sale. You helped the book reach #1 in both Occult and Paranormal on Amazon! I hope your summer is a wonderful one!

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To celebrate Spring being here at last, FIRE AND SHADOW will be on sale May 13 through May 20. Grab this paranormal suspense novel that has been called “A heart-stopping page-turner” for only $0.99! Follow Lily Evans as the fortune teller at a Celtic Faire puts her on a path she never expected to take. Lily is just coming to terms with her psychic abilities, and she’ll have to learn quickly to face what’s in store for her. A haunting portrait filled with pain. Who is the woman behind it? Was she burned as a witch? Why is it so important to find a book that she hid over three-hundred years ago? Who will help or hinder Lily on this quest? And what awaits her at the end?

International best seller. Top 100 Amazon bestseller in Occult and Paranormal.

“fast moving…plausible & exciting, delving into the psychic, dark magic, & white magic.”

“hauntingly beautiful”

“Another haunting, lyrical story from Susan McLeod. Lily Evans continues on her path toward the truth, unlocking mysteries that will leave you breathless and spellbound. A must-read!”

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Fire And Shadow Giveaway!

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May madness must have struck me because I decided to hold a Fire And Shadow Giveaway with some great prizes! You can go on over to on my Writer’s Page, click the Rafflecopter icon, and enter! If you haven’t read Fire And Shadow, it’s on sale for only 99 cents throughout the event (May 31’st). You can get points for liking my page, following me on Twitter, or leaving a review on Amazon, among other things. If you already have, don’t worry, you’ll still get points!
First prize is a $100.00 Amazon gift card. Second is a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card. There are six third-place prizes, a $10.00 Starbucks card.
So come on down! Tell me if you think that Stephen or Kent is the right man for Lily. I’ll be waiting!

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Setting the Scene

I thought that you might enjoy seeing where some of Fire And Shadow takes place. It’s beautiful country here in Upstate New York. Here are some pictures of the park where Lily and her friends search for Rose’s old home and for clues as to the whereabouts of the book.

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It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the second book in the Lily Evans series. Fire And Shadow sees our heroine caught up in another paranormal mystery, starting with a warning from a druid at a Celtic Faire. Lily begins to learn that she can not escape her psychic abilities and becomes involved with the spirit of a 17’th century “witch.” Here is the novel’s description:

“When the dead need to speak, she must listen…

Artist and Egyptologist Lily Evans struggles with her newly discovered psychic talents, while trying to get her life back to normal now that her mother is in a mental institution and
the man Lily loves is far away in England. But “normal” is the last thing she

When her best friend Katy takes her to a Celtic Faire, Lily meets
a druid fortune-teller, who warns her that she can “never escape the Other.”
Frightened and angry, Lily ignores his dire warning and stumbles across an eerie
old portrait of a beautiful woman, who has something to tell her. With
the help of the enigmatic druid and his gifted friends, Lily embarks on a
dangerous journey to unravel the mysteries of the portrait, the tarot card
reader, an ancient book and whispers of witchcraft. She must discover the truth
behind them all…or risk losing her very soul.”

Robert Kerr, bestselling author of Completely Restored called Fire And Shadow “A unique fantasy read, engaging and hard to put down.”

Wendy Potocki, author of Adduné: The Vampire’s Game, had this to say: “Susan McLeod has again crafted a hauntingly beautiful tale that delivers all the mystery and mystique her fans have been expecting, and more! If you loved Soul and Shadow, you must read this!”

Adriana Ryan, author of Her Heart’s Desire, commented “Another haunting, lyrical story from Susan McLeod. Lily Evans continues on her path toward the truth, unlocking mysteries that will leave you breathless and spellbound. A must-read!”

Fire And Shadow is available now on Amazon Kindle. I’ll be watching out for you in the witch’s wood!

Fire And Shadow, a paranormal suspense novel: 

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Sunny? No, thanks. I want Dark Shadows

I am really looking forward to Friday. For the usual reasons, of course. But also because this May 11’th is a special Friday.  Dark Shadows is making its premier.

I don’t go to very many movies, much less get excited about them. I rarely even watch T.V.  I’d rather be reading a good book. Such was not always the case, however. When I was a child, my favorite shows kept me glued to the screen. And my absolute favorite was Dark Shadows.

It was my first introduction to the paranormal, and it enthralled me. I was both excited and terrified. I lived in Upstate New York and had never seen an ocean before. Collinsport, Maine, the fictional setting for the series, was as exotic as India to me. When the waves of the Atlantic crashed against those rocks and the eerie theme music played, I was transported. The great house at Collinwood! Who wouldn’t want to live in a mansion like that?

I was so jealous that David had his own governess and didn’t have to go to school. David was my first human crush. I had been in love with the cartoon character Johnny Quest, but there wasn’t much future in that. David was real. Yet he caused me much anxiety. His life was difficult, what with ghosts and vampires and all. I noted in my diary on October 1, 1967, “I am worried about David and I can’t be very happy until he is happy too.” (Also a memorable day because “somebody knocked over the offering basket in Sunday School and all the money spilled on the floor.”)

Watching Dark Shadows is mentioned in every entry. I always kept track of whether it was good or bad. Bad was having to sleep with a cross to make sure no vampires could bite me. Good was loving David “more and more every minute.”

October 16 was particularly harrowing. “Things are terrible on Dark Shadows. Dr. Woodard has been killed. He was the one who knew everything and could have solved the mystery. Now he’s dead.”

I don’t remember the details of that mystery or the convoluted plots. But certain images are seared into my brain forever. The Collins family mausoleum. Josette’s ghost removing her veil to show her shattered face. Angelique sticking pins in voodoo dolls. And the portraits. Especially the portraits.

Dark Shadows is the reason I write in the paranormal genre. The love never left me, even after David and I parted ways. When you read Fire and Shadow, you’ll see how my memories inspired me. And I don’t care how different the movie is from the television series. It’s still a return to Collinwood. If it’s good enough for Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker, and the late great Jonathan Frid to make cameo appearances in, it’s good enough for me. (Not to mention that I would pay to see Johnny Depp read the phone book.) So thank you, Dark Shadows. Something tells me that you are going to live forever.

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