Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop

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The lovely Patricia Lynne, author of the Path of Angels series, is running a book blog hop today. Basically, we’re handing out treats in the virtual world too. Only, instead of candy, it’s literature!

From today until the 5th of November, my book – The Fallen – will be free on Smashwords as a Halloween gift. It seemed the most fitting of all my genres, being dark fantasy.

You’ll need the following code – EG43E – to redeem the gift and, if you click on the picture below, you will be redirected.

Have a Happy Halloween, and thanks for stopping by.

Mel

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A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 27: Fantasy Squad – Witches

WThere are various myths surrounding witches. Many of these include pointy hats, broom sticks, spells and potions, and even pacts with the devil. It’s a mine field.

As far as references go, there are just too many to choose from. So I decided to do things a little differently today. I found an article on Flavorwire – (The 10 Coolest Witches in Pop Culture) and decided to share it with you. It’s quite an old article (2011), but I thought it could help us populate our own list.

So, according to the article – here is the top ten.

  • 10 – Sabrina the Teenage Witch – I remember enjoying the show, especially when Sabrina got herself into trouble, as she so often did. But my favourite character was probably Salem. Who doesn’t love an acerbic feline?
  • 9 – Hermoine Granger, Harry Potter Series – I can’t comment on Hermoine because I haven’t yet read the series (or watched the movies). I was surprised to find she wasn’t ranked higher.
  • 8 – Alexandra Spofford, The Witches of Eastwick – I’m going to be honest and admit I can’t remember much about the character. Perhaps it’s because Jack Nicholson was also in the move and, what can I say – it’s Jack!
  • 7 – Gillian Holroyd, Bell, Book and Candle – Again, I can’t comment because I haven’t seen the movie, but I’d love to hear from those who have.
  • 6 – Endora, Bewitched – I always found Endora highly entertaining because she was the mother-in-law from hell!
  • 5 – The Wicked Witch of the West – She certainly gets points for the wicked, especially in The Wizard of Oz. She was the stuff of nightmares and she gave me plenty as a child. I can still hear her voice in my head!
  • 4 – The White Witch, Chronicles of Narnia – Tilda Swinton is just awesome. She takes spine tingling to a whole new level!
  • 3 – Lafayette Reynolds, True Blood – I’m not a fan of the show (and haven’t read the books), but from what little I’ve seen, Lafayette stood out.
  • 2 – Nancy Downs, The Craft – Another I haven’t seen, but she certainly ranks high on the list. What did you think of the character?
  • 1 – Willow Roseberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I was almost afraid to discover who had the number one spot. But Willow is deserving of the position, at least in my opinion. She was my favourite character from Buffy.

So now it’s our turn. Who are your favourite witches? You don’t necessarily have to rank them, but it could be fun. Let’s populate a list!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Mel