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Happy Star Wars Day!

Published May 4, 2017 by Shadow Girl

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Win a bundle of books!!

Published February 13, 2014 by Shadow Girl

I’m really excited – giddy even! Tee-hee!!
BeckisBookBlog is about to hit 10,000 views! 46 hits away!
That’s HUGE to a lil ole blogger like me! It makes me feel all squishy inside…

This is what 10,000 views feels like!

It calls for a celebration, doesn’t it? I think so!
You guys helped this blog about books reach these numbers, so we’re going to celebrate by giving away books!

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I don’t think I can sit here and pin point the exact 10,000th person to land here, so I’m going to ask a question. The first person to answer correctly in the comments will win a book bundle!
The bundles are being provided by Chris Robertson and Story Bundle. Anyone who doesn’t win the free bundle(s) can check it out here. $3.00 gets you the bundle, or $10.00 gets you all seven books, and you can choose how much of it goes to charity.

BENEFITS OF BUYING BUNDLES…
❤ Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these four awesome books. You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $10, you get three bonus novels – Death Dreams Deluxe by Chris Robertson, The Charters Duology by Matthew Wayne Selznick (which is actually two books in one), and Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan!

❤ Zero DRM. There’s no DRM on any of SB’s books. None. Why? For one, they don’t believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, they don’t believe we should be treating their customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, there’s a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!

❤ Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. For this bundle they’re featuring both Girls Write Now and MightyWriters. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the “Learn More” link next the charities when you purchase.

❤ Easy delivery. It’s super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, they can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.

Check out previous bundles HERE.

NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS BUNDLE

✰✰✰✰✰ Which five star book [that Chris Robertson is part of] did I review here on BBB? ✰✰✰✰✰

CAT MAGIC By Whitley Strieber

Published March 17, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Cat Magic
by Whitley Strieber

Barry, a practicing witch, [Wiccan] has collaborated with well-known SF and horror writer Strieber in CAT MAGIC. A story about Witchcraft and Wicca, written in 1986 – before the New Age wave hit hard and Wicca as a religion was still a taboo. The book helped keep the focus away from “black magic” nonsense that the movies of the same period were trying to hype. It became a sort of ‘spokespiece’ for Witchcraft, relying on the ancient wisdom of worshipping the earth and the seasons, of living with and respecting nature and the holy in people and animals.
The story focuses on young Amanda Walker, who has come to rural Maywell to work with Constance Collier on her latest book. But Constance is really a witch, the spiritual leader of a large coven, and unbeknownst to Amanda she has picked the girl to be her successor. To complicate matters, Amanda’s eccentric uncle George, who is involved in research in resuscitating the dead, has finally gone over the edge and is looking for a healthy young woman as his next subject. And Brother Simon Pierce, local fundamentalist preacher, himself quite mad, is determined to enforce the Biblical injunction, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
• I’ve read this four times now, and I love it a little more each time. There are times when the story tries to incorporate ancient Witchcraft myth & legend into a book that is trying to portray Wiccans in a positive light. While that does help the author weave a more fascinating web, it actually casts a shadow over the overall effect. I loved the fey, shown as a race which can be elusive and enduring, as well as dangerous and a little frightening. The Wild Hunt is exciting, proving Amanda to be the person everyone hopes she is, and where she begins to realize it herself.
There is a part, in the lab with George, where he is performing an experiment on a frog. It’s told from the frog’s perspective (as odd as that may sound – it’s really not). That part breaks my heart every time I read it. Feelings going from confusion to pain, back and forth – until, finally… the pain is gone, Summerland is within reach. Everything is finally ‘right’. Then it’s ripped away & it makes me curse life.
I really hope you’ll try to find a copy of this book. It’s a story I’d love to discuss with you. I’m interested to hear the views from Christians AND Pagans, I’m curious to see how different one view is from the other.

P, L, & N ♥
~sg

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