Thursday, October 1, 2015

Guest Post- Joyce and Jim Lavene

Happy October 1st! I can't think of a better way to start off the month than with Joyce and Jim Lavene.

With Halloween just around the corner we are talking about Magic. Do you believe in Magic?


Do you believe in magic?


Looking for Mr. Good Witch By Joyce Lavene





I’ve asked many people this question in person and online in various social media spaces. It’s a simple question and yet it’s also complicated.

Do you believe in magic?

People define magic differently. Some mean magician magic – sawing a woman in half and making her disappear. Some people mean ordinary magic such as falling in love or experiencing a miracle. Others, like witches, believe in magic of the earth, magic they can touch, see, and experience.

I suppose when I asked the question I meant anything that happens that isn’t explained by ordinary means.

It’s not good luck like winning a lottery or not being killed in a car wreck. It’s the feeling that there is magic still in this world. The feeling that there is something we can’t explain and yet we know it’s there.

How do you feel about magic? Is it in every rainbow and beam of sunlight? Is it part of your life? If so, where do you believe it comes from?

I believe in magic – the magic of the earth, fire, water, and air. I believe that there are things we can’t explain that happen every day. They impact our lives and urge us to be happy we’re alive.
Do you believe in magic?


Tell us what you think? Where do you see or find Magic? Do you have a favorite Halloween tradition?






Joyce and Jim Lavene write bestselling mystery fiction. They have written and published more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, and Charter Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family, Quincy, their black cat, Stan Lee their tabby and their rescue dog, Rudi.

Visit them at www.joyceandjimlavene.com

www.Facebook.com/JoyceandJimLavene

Twitter: @authorjlavene

Giveaway: One lucky reader will receive a copy of Looking For Mr. Good Witch. You will have until October 6th to comment and the winner will be chosen and have three days to respond.

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway; I love this writing team and book series...I've been called a witch, sort of, and now I'm retired. Magical? I just saw the most beautiful purple and red sunset. I can only imagine what magical things happen on a night like this. And Halloween? I love glowing Jack o' lanterns, crisp cool air, and the scent of fireplace smoke...ooooh, popcorn balls! kat8762@aol.com

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  2. Yes, I do believe in magic...the magic of the world around us is spectacular! Cloud formations, blooming flowers, trees and sea creatures are magical if we slow down and pay attention there is magic everywhere we look. All we have to do is be in the moment and magic appears. It was nice to meet you both and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Great to see you, Diane! That is awesome magic!

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  3. I think there is magic in the world, and how it makes our lives better (we just don't see or realize it). Halloween is such a fun holiday! I miss dressing up and visiting the neighbors. I do enjoy seeing all of the fantastic costumes the little ones are wearing.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the book.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Oh I definitely believe in magic. I have had some odd and wonderful things happen...enjoyed the article. Thanks for the contest..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. I think we've all had some experiences we couldn't explain, Marilyn. Some people call it magic.

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  5. Having read the first book in the series, it will be interesting to see what the retired witches will face next. I love all of Joyce and Jim's series. Thanks for interviewing them and sharing the news of their new release. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  6. I do believe in magic, especially with that definition! Happy fall--what a perfect time to return to retired witches! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes! Molly is trying to keep it all together!

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  7. I believe in magic, especially in nature. I love this series!

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I think magic is all around us if we open our eyes to it.

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  8. I believe in the magical ways Mother Nature paints our world.

    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Anonymous! Mother Nature has some wonderful magic.

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  9. I most definitely believe in magick!

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    1. Me too! Love is magic, don't you think?

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  10. Magic is best viewed by an open mind.

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  11. Thanks for the contest. I see magic in the world around me---in the beautiful colors of fall, the communication of animals----on and on.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  12. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. Magic is visible each and everyday where I live and I revel in this greatly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for magical posts such as this which are lovely to wake up to. Magic is always in my life and continues to give me hope and inspiration. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. J&J are awesome writers! Thanks for a shot at the giveaway :)

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  15. I see magic all the time in children's eyes, and of course all over beautiful Wyoming.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  16. I don't have a favorite Halloween tradition. It has gotten to be a holiday that is more about ghoulishness and gore than the cute costumes and Jack O' Lanterns. In my opinion there is enough ugliness in the world. I am seeing magic in this lovely fall weather, though! And it is magical what you authors write!

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    1. Oops! Email address: ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  17. I believe in magic. I've had some wonderful and strange things happen. My son-in-law has even had furniture moved in his home that the adults deny moving and are too big for the grandchildren to move.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  18. Oh, yeah, magic is real. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  19. I find lots of things in nature magical and I find magic between the pages of books. I've gotten so much enjoyment from your books, Jim and Joyce
    ncroessner@comcast.net

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  20. I've read your earlier series. This one sounds great too. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  21. Yes- curious things happen all the time. Thank you for this contest. I really enjoyed the first book in this series! pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  22. another great book from the Lavenes?!?!?
    woohoo!!
    thank you for the giveaway....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  23. Thank you for this opportunity! There is magic everywhere; you just have to look or it! dm_richards at yahoo dot com

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  24. Sings Do You Believe In Magick? Every chance I get.....I can't wait to get my hands on the physical book, aiming for a signed copy to match my signed SpellBooked.
    celticdragonfly83@gmail.com

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  25. I don't believe in magic but reading books with it is so much fun.
    Becky
    bwilhoite87@gmail.com

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  26. I think it's magical the way a book can transport you to a different place or time. You can experience whole other worlds that don't exist thru the pages of a book. Now that's magic.
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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  27. Yes,I do believe in magic.
    Thanks for the chance.
    jen.frederick@yahoo.com

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