My Chat with Julie – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 13

Hello and welcome!

I chatted with a witch EEEEEP Check it out!

What is your full name?
Julie Lakelyn
I love your name!

Do you have a nickname?
Jules

What is one word that best describes you?
Confident

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My black fairy top with laced sleeves and hood, black pants and my necklace that has a black pendant to represent the new moon during my birth.
Love your top, whimsical and cute.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes, Crystal wrote me with a free spirit, yet stubborn and confident.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My dog Zeus! He is a fierce protector, but is scared at the simplest things such as a leaf or the wind.

What is your favourite dessert?
These home-made cookies my grandmother used to make. Not sure of the name, but it is an old Italian recipe. They are like a twisted sugar cookies drizzled with vanilla icing and sprinkles.

What is your favourite drink?
Green Appletini

I was checking the recipes online and there are so many variations, I like this one though. There was one with Calvados, but I skipped that one, not one of my fave brandy.

What is your greatest fear?
Death

What is your favourite colour
Green

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
As a witch I always feel my best nude, or fuzzy PJs if I must.

What is the perfect romantic date?
When I’m taken on the perfect date then I’ll let you know! But I would say anywhere outdoors.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
VERY and everywhere! But don’t tell anyone.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Green Apple and it reminds me of apple pie but with my favourite colour.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
The expression in his eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I have my eye on a man who helps around the coven, but still trying to mend my broken heart.

What is one word that best describes him?
Strong – built and personality, dark hair and green eyes, so of course I can’t keep my eyes off of him!

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book, Sage Sisters, is part of the Saints & Sinners Anthology, but will later be published as a series or trilogy of myself and my coven sisters. Lots of magic spells, mythical creatures, and coven wars.

Thank you Julie for chatting with me, looking forward to reading your story.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. She is a spunky one 😉

As Julie mentioned, her book is Sage Sisters by Crystal St. Clair.

Julie Lakelyn always felt like she was from another world, unordinary from everyone. After her heart gets broken, Julie still wishes nothing but the best because she believes in karma. Her twin sister and best friend, Caide Lakelyn, finds out about Julie’s secret – she’s a witch! But Caide has a secret herself. Regardless of their close bond, they wonder how they’ve kept such deep secrets from each other. Now neither sister has to feel alone again.

Caide introduces Julie to a coven, Sage Sisters, hoping to help her accept her magic. With her new Sage Sisters, Julie is more than ready to learn her craft, but it is not without distraction. Julie falls for another mundane, Brandon. This time it’s not only Julie’s heart at risk, but the entire coven.

Author Bio

Crystal St. Clair is a busy mom who lives in the multicultural country of Canada. She does not live in an igloo, but would love to own a pet beaver who loves maple syrup and pancakes!

Crystal graduated as a Law Clerk but would love to one day become an author full time, writing novels for adults and younger generations.

She can often be found playing soccer with her children while their dog steals the spotlight! She loves making others laugh, writing poetry and other inspiring stories. Once upon a time, Crystal played Momma Bear in a Middle School production of The Berenstain Bears and wrote her first A grade children’s story that sparked her creative writing interest.

Aside from fulfilling her long time dream and calling as an author, Crystal enjoys helping her community as a volunteer for charitable organizations such as, Canine Connect A Care Rescue, Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London Ontario, and many more. She was also a proud sponsor member of Plan Canada – I Am A Girl Foundation, helping empower girls to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities. Through anthologies and individual sales Crystal’s inspiring words have spread awareness and raised money for causes such as human trafficking and Alzheimer’s.

As one of the leading founders of the Ignite Your Soul Author Event, Crystal has helped lead a team to raise proceeds for Bereaved Families of Southwestern Ontario, Wounded Warriors Canada, and National Service Dogs.

For more information about inspiring stories by Crystal St. Clair, upcoming events, and to sign up for the InspireMe Newsletter, check out her official website.

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COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 14 !

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My newest adventure in the book world

Hello and welcome!

As most of you know I am not  a bookworm, but a huge book dragon, and I have the cup to prove it too. 😀 thanks Becca for the decal! Good conversation starter…

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My latest adventure in the book world took me to London’s Ignite Your Soul Author Event and I had a blast. London, Ontario that is. When I posted on FB that I am going to London, everybody was so excited, until I told them it was not the one across the pond but 2-hour drive away, they called me a tease, not sure why 😛

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Check out the pictures posted on their website. This was their 4th year and my 2nd and every year they sponsor a local charity. This year it was the National Service Dogs who received the proceeds from the raffle and silent auction.

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I had the opportunity to add my contribution to it by adding various swag to the registration bags and also bringing three baskets with books and swag I had on hand from 3 generous authors: M. A. Abraham, Sharon Hamilton and Renea Mason and added my own little surprises to them. THANK YOU again ladies.

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I updated my signing bag adding my own logo, what do you think?

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… also made some fans to give out with one of my faves memes…

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Of course I went over my budget, it is the norm for me and my friends laugh when I tell them that I have a budget for books and ask why I even bother 😛 Here is my hoard from this signing. Carey Decevito‘s hunks are finally in my possession, I’ve been eyeing them since the Ottawa signing YUM

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I also got a few freebies which are always welcome, some will go on my signed treasures shelf and some will make their way into giveaways or care packages that I mail to friends. Thank you Kayleigh Malcolm for always looking out for me. Thanks go to Freya Barker who donated “Menu for Romance” & “Shaded with Love” for the giveaway on this post.

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… and lots and lots of swag, fun stuff, sweet goodies and a few prezzies that were received along with book purchase.

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Amy Ruttan‘s duckies are so cute… R.K. Gleason‘s chocolate pops are a favourite and the red tentacle finger thingy almost disappeared in my son’s room, otherwise known as the black hole LOL ….  Emerald O’Brien‘s cup was a welcome gift and I know the perfect recipient for it too… the mini rubber man is a wine glass ornament and won it at Shannyn Leah‘s ‘poke a cup’ contest.

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I bought myself a t-shirt from Marianne Maguire because the one she gave me years ago is getting really tattered from so much use, the words on them crack me up…

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She is a riot and the time spent with her at the signing and the hours between the signing and the dinner afterward were well spent. We talked, laughed and got the inside scoop from her Otherworld, a world I happily immerse myself whenever I have the chance.

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I also got myself a pair of fingerless gloves from Erin Cristofoli, impulse purchase for sure since I could make them myself. She has a page for her creations on FB, the Butterfly Kissed Crochet. Check it out, some really neat things are available for purchase.

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I got to meet some new authors, sweet AW Clarke and his fire-cracker wife, they were also dinner companions, lots of laughter.

C.J. Lazar is another new author and I was so embarrassed because I was addressing his sister sitting at his side until she mentioned that the author is him *facepalm* He was gracious about it and laughed it off, but I think my face was all kinds of red at the time.

Another dinner companion was Elle Klass with her boyfriend, they came all the way from Florida. They were very entertaining. If you are into horror check out her books, they sound good and if you contact her, ask her about the audiobooks, tell her I sent you or let me know and I can get you connected 😉

Kayleigh Malcolm and her hubby were sitting at the table too and they were so entertaining as usual, loved seeing them again. She gives the best hugs.

Kendra Mei Chailyn is another one of my fave authors, a fun lady that is full of sunshine and smiles, she was joined by her sweet niece who gave me a naughty bag with all kinds of goodies… and no I will not show you what was in it, use your imagination… NAUGTHY imagination 😉 We danced our tushes of after the dinner and shared some laughs.

Do you know who is another awesome hugger? Zoe York! She is bubbly and energetic, you can’t help but like her. Her books are yummy, especially her naughty alter ego, Ainsley Booth. She was there too and bugged her about the book I am waiting for in paperback LOL

I tried to chat with everybody, buy at least one book from every attending author, paperback or ebooks on a stick. All in all it was a great event, kudos to authors
Crystal St. Clair & Erin Cristofoli and their awesome team of volunteers, looking forward to next year.

Now lets get to the best part. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner on Monday, October 16, 2017, from the comments to receive this bag, including a bracelet made by yours truly among books and swag. Tell me, if you had to pick one, what is your fave swag.

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GOOD LUCK and until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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