Would You like Magic With That?
This week Escape Publishing launches its new category of novels, Magic Realism Romance:
Not quite paranormal, not quite fantasy, this genre believes that magic is a part of the every day, and that there’s more to our lives than can be explained. If you’re looking for a little mystical, a little miraculous, a little more, this is the romance for you.
Some of my novels will be included in this category: FAST FORWARD, I DREAM OF JOHNNY, STARSTRUCK IN SEATTLE, and my upcoming releases HAUNTED EVER AFTER and 12 DAVES OF CHRISTMAS. They fit the description because they are set in the real world with real people (and so aren’t full-on fantasy or paranormal), yet have that little touch of magic to take the story beyond the realm of the world we know.
Time travel, wishes, angels, ghosts… they’re all part of Magic Realism Romance, and each is included in one of my MRR books. Mine are also known as Romagic Comedies, because they have romance, magic, and comedy. If you like these types of stories, I have a facebook group you might like to join: Romagic Comedy Readers & Writers.
…This week, MRR authors from Escape Publishing are having a blog tour to celebrate this niche genre. Check the Escape blog for all the links. Today, for my post, I’m sharing an acrostic poem! I’m also having a giveaway to win an advance copy of my September release, HAUNTED EVER AFTER, as well as a copy of fellow Escape Artist Robyn Neeley’s book BATTER UP! See the rafflecopter at the end of this post to enter.
Here is what you could experience when you read a Magic Realism Romance novel:
Racing against time
Spells and sparkles
Magic lamps and more!
>>WIN! One advance ebook copy of HAUNTED EVER AFTER by Juliet Madison (read it before everyone else!), plus one ebook copy of BATTER UP by Robyn Neeley. Open worldwide. Winner drawn 13th August and notified via email.
To enter, click the rafflecopter link:>> a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! 🙂
HAUNTED EVER AFTER:
Mixing romance, humour and a sparkle of magic, Juliet Madison is back with a new full-length novel about a bride-to-be, a mystery and the stripper next door.
When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé’s ex-girlfriend. Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day.
Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments. Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after but Red’s as well.
She mixes more than flour and sugar into her cake batter, and he’s about to find out if a little bit of magic is to his taste…
Bakeshop owner Emma Stevens has a secret — a delicious, slightly unorthodox secret. Each Monday, she mixes up a premonition to share with the bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, and sets one lucky man on the path to true love.
When reporter Jason Levine finds himself mixed up in a Las Vegas bachelorette party, he hears the strangest rumour: the marriage is happening thanks to magic cake batter. Seriously sceptical, and sick of frauds, Jason journeys to the backwater town of Buttermilk Falls to expose the baker and release the townspeople from her evil clutches.
But when Jason meets Emma, tempers flare and sparks fly. Will Jason cling to his logic at the expense of a future, or will he let himself fall under Emma’s spell?
Have you read many Magic Realism Romances or perhaps Romagic Comedies? Let me know some you’ve enjoyed…
Posted on August 5, 2014, in Announcements, Books, Competitions and tagged batter up, book giveaway, escape publishing, haunted ever after, juliet madison, magic realism romance, robyn neeley, romagic comedy. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Fantastic, Juliet. I think you covered ever avenue there!!
I love writing Magic Realism… So this genre sounds great. Cool poem. Xx
I love both contemporary and fantasy stories, so when a book has both it, like with Magical Realism, I get the best of both worlds.
Thank you so much for the giveaway 🙂
My favorite is Garden Spells and The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Sarah Addison Allen!
Thanks for the wonderful post and great giveaway 🙂
They’re fun to read
And the winner of HAUNTED EVER AFTER is: Bube!
And the winner of BATTER UP is: bn100!
Congrats, and thanks for taking part 🙂
Congratulations! How does it feel to have invented a genre?! 🙂