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Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest author Jessica Gibson

Today I'm turning the blog over to the author Jessica Gibson.

Thanks so much for having me on your blog today Jacqueline! Here are my top 10 favorite characters:)

1      Bones from the Night Huntress series~ Besides being very swoon worthy, he cracks me up. I actually imagine his accent as I’m reading (yes I know that’s sort of dorky) I just totally dig him.
2      Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series~ He’s unapologetically self serving and cold. I love that in a vampire. But...he does have a soft spot for Sookie.
3      Claire from the Outlander series~ I love her, she’s so strong and determined. She wouldn’t let a stupid thing like 100’s of years stand between her and the man she loves. The perfect mix of hopeless romantic and level headed.
4      Jaime from the Outlander series~ Another swoon worthy character. His complete adoration of his wife Claire (mentioned above) makes my knees weak. Oh, and the Scottish accent doesn’t hurt either lol.
5      Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz~ Loved this series as a kid, and really, even still now. I love her innocence and belief in the good in people.
6      Harry Potter from well, Harry Potter lol~ This whole series was amazing. I loved Harry the most though. He came from nothing and made something great of himself. I like that a lot.
7      Cat from the Night Huntress Series~ I love how she’s such a bad ass. Nothing and no one gets in her way. I love the relationship between her and Bones too, they both are such strong characters.
8      Damon from the Vampire Diaries~ I love his character, he’s so deliciously bad. I’m a fan of a non traditional hero, and he fits the bill. Plus I love him on the show too lol.
9      Scarlett Ohara from Gone With the Wind and Scarlett~ She gets what she wants no matter what. She went from spoiled brat to determined confident woman. I loved seeing how the story unfolded between her and Rhett.
10   Alice from the Alice Clark series~ She’s so real. Like she could be someone you know. She’s strong and fragile at the same time. All you want to do is protect her from the world. I just love her.

Thanks again for having me on the blog today! Tell me, who are some of your favorite characters?

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Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches Book 1
Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 10: 1475119836

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 51,520

Cover Artist: Russ Turner Photography

Book Description:
Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control.
Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.

Excerpt 1:

You may as well come out,” she called. “I know you’re in there.” Both girls scanned the trees for any trace of movement.

Finally, off to their left, a figure emerged from the thick brush. It was a man neither of them recognized. He was short and wiry, with bright red hair and freckles. Jilly thought he was almost too adorable to be afraid of. Almost being the operative word. He came to a stop about six feet in front of them and held up his hands in a gesture of peace.

    “I don’t mean you any harm,” he said, reiterating the gesture. “I’m only here to set up a meeting between you and Sabine,” he said as he nodded his head in Jilly’s direction.

    “And what if I don’t agree to this meeting? Will you mean us harm then?” she asked as she slowly rubbed her palms together. She felt the familiar reassuring tingle in her fingers.

    “Sabine doesn’t want you hurt. She just wants to talk, but if I have to hurt you I will.” He walked a step or two closer. The look on his face was anything but friendly.

    “I’d stay where you are if I were you,” Jilly said forcefully. “You really don’t know me.” She rubbed her palms faster. Her palms and fingers were glowing by now.

The man looked at her and shrugged before charging toward her. Jilly put up her hands and grabbed his arm; he went down fast. She kept a hold of his arm until she felt the warmth in her hands start to fade, and yelled for Caroline to make a run for it.

    “No, I’m not going to just leave you here with him,” Caroline yelled.

    “Does it look like I’m helpless?” she shot back. Caroline looked at her with narrowed eyes and Jilly said, “I’ll be right behind you, just go!”

Caroline nodded and took off running as Jilly started to rub her palms again. She shocked the man once more to make sure he stayed down for a while and took off after her sister.

She caught up to Caroline a little ways off from the house. They both ran at full speed the rest of the way back and up into the house. Caroline slammed the door and threw the deadbolt.

    “Right,” Jilly said sarcastically, “do you really think something like a locked door is going to stop them if they really want to get in?”

    “I don’t know, it just seemed like the right thing to do,” Caroline said in a nervous voice.

Chasing the Witch
Boston Witches Book 2
Jessica Gibson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Coming Soon

Book Description
After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?
Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty.
The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?

About the Author:
Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Twitter: jessicajgibson


  1. I agree with Cat and Bones. They truly are an amazing couple and strong characters on their own too. Someone else I really loved was Georgina Kincaid from Richelle Mead's Succubus series. Even though she collects pieces of people's souls for hell, she does it in such a way that you can't help but love her—root for her even. The major twist is when she falls in love with a human and her very touch will darken his soul, so they can't be intimate, yet she still has to get touchy feely with others to survive. Very crafty of Mead.