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Welcome to the Magic Touch Blog Hop which will be going on from April 20 thru 30, 2013, hosted and organized by the administrative team at Riverina Romantics and by author This Hop is hosted by author Kallysten and book blog Riverina Romantics
Who isn’t drawn to alittle magic in their romances? Whether the stories involve witches, wizards, warlocks, magicians, sorcerers, illusionists, shape-shifters, genies, faeries or other supernatural beings, we find them fascinating. Literature has enjoyed a long history steep in magic starting with Merlin, King Arthur’s magician. Other famous characters that have been known to use magic include Harry Potter, Samantha from the TV series Bewitched, and the Halliwell sisters from the TV series Charmed. Society loves to romanticize characters that use magic. They excite our fantasies and even make us wish that somebody in our family tree had some magical powers that we can tap into in this lifetime.
Romance weaver Jo Beverley writes about a family whose magical powers are passed on from generation to generation in her novel Forbidden Magic. The respectable and impoverished Meg Gillingham is thrusted into the position of looking after her four younger siblings. When her landlord, Sir Arthur, threatens to throw her family out on the street unless he is given her young sister to marry, Meg must act fast. She uses a family treasure, the magical sheelagh-ma-gig statue to conjure a solution which comes in the form of a marriage proposal from the eccentric earl of Saxonhurst. When Sir Arthur steals the statue, Meg sets out to get it back but finds herself fleeing for her life when she is fingered as Sir Arthur’s murderer. Magic comes to her aid, but it is the magic that only love can conjure.
Another fantasy writer, Cate Rowan, shows a penchant for creating magical characters whose storylines evoke readers imagination. Her novella Sword and Lute is the love story of Taso and Amara. An immortal god Taso is turned into stone by his mother, the Queen Goddess, after his brother Kismet accidentally stabs him with their father’s magical sword. Turning to rock preserves Taso until a special woman with the right magic comes along to free and heal him. The mortal Amara stumbles over the rock on her way to a lute competition to become a court musician. Her fall frees Taso and her skills at repairing broken objects enable her to close his wound and heal the injury with homemade emollients. Her attention and care makes Taso fall in love with her. He discovers that the love in Amara’s heart has greater powers than his supernatural abilities as an immortal mage. When she fails to make it to the competition in time, Taso conjures up a make-shift amphitheatre where Amara plays her lute for an audience of gods and goddesses, supernaturnals and immortals. Taso and Amara find that some magic isn’t conjured but comes naturally.
Who are some magical figures that you like? Post your comment and include your email address using [at] and [dot] in the address to enter to win one of the grand prizes of the Magic Touch Blog Hop contest.
One commenter will win an ebook copy of Magic of Thieves by C. Greenwood for posting on my blog.
Good luck to everyone.
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