Monday, September 26, 2011

Book promo giveaway of Stephanie Julian Spell Bound
Release day is Sept 27, 2011

Magic has always fascinated me.
That’s not a revelation to anyone who reads my stories. Magic infuses all of my Etruscan series. Werewolves, fairies, deities—magic is integral to their lives. The lucani wouldn’t be able to transform into wolves without it. The folletti couldn’t fly. And the deities wouldn’t exist without it.
Magic, in my world, is power, and power can be a dangerous thing. It can be used for good or for evil and sometimes the lines blur.
What would you do to keep your beloved brother safe from an evil that would turn him into a monster? Who would you use to avenge the death of your father? How do you keep yourself from going crazy through a seemingly eternal life?
Do you hold to your convictions? Or do you let the darkness overtake you?
The Malandante are born bad and use their magic to gain power and wealth and to make sure they keep it through any means possible. For centuries, they’ve been the bane of the Etruscan community and the rest of the world, though they keep their exposure to the rest of the world to a minimum.
And 500 years ago, a Malandante, furious with grief over the death of his son, placed a curse on a group of Etruscan streghe (witches). He cursed them to outlive their loved ones and to never again bear a daughter.
Curses are tricky things. The wording, in particular.  And in SPELL BOUND, the first book in the Darkly Enchanted series, you’ll get to see the consequences of a poorly worded curse.
SPELL BOUND takes place within the same Etruscan community as the Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers and Forgotten Goddesses series. Only, SPELL BOUND was written first.
It takes place before the events of SEDUCED BY MAGIC, the first published story about the Etruscans. It has a set of characters you’ve not yet met…but who’ll you’ll be seeing a lot more of.

She’s running from fate…
Shea Tedaldi is the only thing standing between her six-year-old brother and the men who killed their parents. Descendants of the ancient Etruscan magical race, Shea and her brother keep powerful secrets that make them the targets of the evil Malandante. They’ve been looking for a safe haven but the bad guys are gaining on them and Shea needs a hero, a guardian who won’t falter in the face of danger…

He’s looking for the key to break the spell…
Gabriel Borelli is a warrior born to protect the Etruscan witches living under a curse. He’s dedicated to breaking the spell and avenging the murder of his father by the Malandante. He won’t let anything—or anyone—get in his way. Not even the one woman who may hold the key to his quest…and his heart.

Stephanie is giving away one ecopy of Spell Bound. Please leave a comment and email.


  1. I love stories about witches and I like the fact that she has to protect here brother. I can't wait to read this story. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Wow...sounds like a great read! I love reading paranormal, especially witches. Mother Shipton, a relative, was known for witchcraft in England. Someday I wish to visit her tourist attraction!

    books4me67 at

  3. Vanessa, witches have always been a favorite of mine. The mystery, the power, the spells... just love them. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Books4me, thanks so much for commenting. And how cool is that to have a witch as an ancestor! Maybe you have powers you don't know about.

  5. I like the sound of this book. Please add my name to the hat. Thanks

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

  6. sounds like a really interesting book :)

  7. Ilona and Arianne, thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest in my book.

  8. this sounds really good! :)

  9. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I've read a couple of the Lucani Lovers books and enjoyed them. I've visited Umbria in Italy where the Etruscan civilization was centered and I've gone to the Etruscan museum in Volterra. Those Etruscans sounded like quite a fun-loving civilization.

    jen at delux dot com

  10. this looks really good! i havent read her before but i would love the chance!!
    alainala@ hotmail DOT ca

  11. I would love to be entered for this as it sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. Oh I like the part about tricky spells and wording them just right, sounds very intriguing, wonder what happens when they are poorly worded ;-) guess we'll have to read it!


  13. interesting story. loved the post.

    witchvela at web dot de

  14. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway. juliecookies(at)

  15. I love paranormal stories with witches. Thanks for the contest!

  16. JenM, thanks so much for reading the Lucani Lovers series and I would love to get back to Italy soon. I went in high school three times and just couldn't get enough.

  17. Eva, all hell breaks loose, that's what happens. thanks for stopping

  18. I am already a big fan of your magical world's, Stephanie, and love your three series. So thanks for the chance to read the prequel, Spell Bound.

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  19. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the contest!


  20. I havent heard of this book but I look forward to reading it!

  21. I'm fascinated by the idea of magic too; I've always wished that I had a magical power!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway

  22. I absolutely love this cover. It is so intriguing. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  23. I love the cover of the book

  24. Love learning about new authors - well atleast new to me. Will definitely have to find this book and check it out, this is exactly what both my daughter and I love to read.

  25. I too love the cover of the book & a big Yes!! to books with magic in them (literal & figuratively).

  26. This book sounds great! Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com


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