Saturday, January 23, 2021

Black Water Magic by Leslie Scott - Book Tour + Giveaway

Black Water Magic
by Leslie Scott
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy

Teagan Blackwater’s biggest problem used to be hiding her relationship with a demi-demon from her grandmother, Nola, the most powerful witch in all of Florida.
When Nola is murdered, Teagan learns how insignificant her secret really was. And how rare it is she only had the one. Firewater Springs is a small town, and every one of its residents seems to have secrets of their own. Including the friendly cop Teagan had a crush on in high school and the Demi-demon she’s been sleeping with.
But the person with the most secrets was Nola herself, and Teagan needs to unravel them to break a curse and solve Nola’s murder. It’s no secret Teagan doesn’t feel up to the task, but she is the new Swamp Witch of Firewater Springs, so what choice does she have? Everyone is counting on her.
No pressure.

I was presented with a variety of topics to blog/write about while promoting Black Water Magic. One that stuck out to me, was a question that asked if there were any side stories about the characters of the novel. Oh my goodness, there are so many. While, Teagan Blackwater is the protagonist of Black Water Magic (and the upcoming Carnival of Shadows), my plotting process was swamped by the supporting cast. I fell in love with them and the spinoffs are already popping off in my head.

Firewater Springs, Florida has become a real place to me. The residents of the town, those introduced and those yet to be introduced, have all taken on lives of their own. As it is, I’m planning three different spin-offs – including a series of short stories surrounding Teagan’s best friend Oliver and his shenanigans in training a fledgling young witch. 

In Black Water Magic readers will meet the residents of The Crazy Eight Mobile Home Park, the vampire bartender, Lyrsa, the group of eclectic merchants and business owners of Plaza of the Everglades, and the dangerous biker gang run by an ancient Viking. So, are their side stories? Yes there are and I hope, at some point, to write them all.

That’s what I see Black Water Magic as, the invitation for readers to visit Firewater Springs, get to know its inhabitants, and find an escape—if only for a little while.

And if a reader comes up with their own side stories, that would be fantastic! Maybe someone can tell me what is really going on with the nosy neighbor, Mrs. Campenaro. I still haven’t figured out what she’s got hiding up the sleeve of her blue house dress.   

Award winning author, Leslie Scott thrives in the middle of chaos. Not because she home schools her son and rides herd over the family's zoo of indoor pets or listens to her soul mate wax poetically about all things car and related. Oh, no. That's nothing. The real chaos is the characters in her mind, elbowing and tripping each other to get to the front of the line so they can be the next romantic couple in one of her stories. Her family is her passion. Writing is her dream.

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  1. I love murder mystery books and this one is great as it also involves demons.

  2. I have read the "Arkadia Fast" book series. I really enjoyed it.


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