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Severed Ties Give Away -Win jewelry or ebook!!!

6 May

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Happy Spring!

May 5 to May 16 2014 Severed Ties Blurb Blitz Tour hosted by GoddessFish.com. For this event I’m giving away three items.

I will be awarding a Bronze Tone charm bracelet with a pentagram charm and witch riding a broom to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, a second prize of a key chain with pentagram and witch riding a broom to another randomly drawn commenter and a third prize of a free copy of Severed Ties will be awarded to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

A key chain with three charms attached – a pentagram, a broom and witch riding a broom – will be awarded to a randomly drawn host. (Canada, U.S.A. and the United Kingdom)

Stop by the tour stops below to enter Severed Ties Blurb Blitz for your chance to win. Winners will be notified via email.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

If you haven’t read Severed Ties yet, take a sneak peak at
at http://AngieSkelhorn.com/book-launch—severed-ties.html

Tour stops are listed here:

May 5th 2014 Rooms With Books at

May 6th 2014 Andi’s Young Adult Books


May 6th The Pen and Muse Book Reviews


May 7th Laurie Thoughts & Reviews

http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspot.ca/2014/05/severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html is featuring me today! Please stop by and check it out. Thanks. Comments are welcome. Sharing is encouraged.

May 8th Fuonlyknew

Be sure to show some comment love! The more you comment, the better chances of winning jewelry or ebook


May 9th Books In The Hall

I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on my paranormal book Severed Ties. You could win jewelry or ebook

Thank you for taking part in the Severed Ties Blurb Blitz Tour hosted by GoddessFish.com. It was a joy meeting NEW Bloggers and their devoted readers.

Congratulations –

Winner of the bronze tone charm bracelet with pentagram and witch riding on a broom charm –

Winner of the key chain with pentagram and witch riding a broom –
Michelle L

Winner of my magic and realism book Severed Ties –

Blog Host Winners of the key chain with pentagram, broom, and witch riding a broom charms

The Bookie Monster & The Pen and Muse

Testimonial –
Goddess Fish did a wonderful job hosting Severed Ties Blurb Blitz Tour for me. Marianne Judy kept me informed on the dates and location of my blog postings and advertised on social media. I have gained a lot of exposure. I will gladly hire Goddess Fish Promotions to promote my next release. http://AngieSkelhorn.com


Don’t Forget –
From now until June 10th 2014, visit the links below Fae Books Facebook ‘likes’ Giveaway & enter to win a bracelet and pagan charm (like the one on the front cover of Severed Ties) as well as an autographed personal message, print copy of my upcoming release At the Edge.

Smiles and Sunshine,
Angie 🙂

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Fae Books Facebook ‘likes’ Giveaway!!!

9 Apr


I am taking part in Fae Books Facebook ‘likes’ Giveaway. The giveaway will run two calendar months from 8th April 2014 to 10th June 2014. I’m giving away a bracelet and pagan charm as well as an autographed personal message, print copy of my upcoming release At the Edge. Stop by to enter many wonderful giveaways from some amazing authors. 🙂

Upcoming release At The Edge – a dark fiction story with a message to help people get to a better place.

#FaeGiveaway #GIVEAWAY! Enter the Fae Books 8K Likes Giveaway! Lots of #prizes to #win from lots of #authors & #bloggers!

Enter here: http://shar.es/BVfQn
Good luck!

RBTL Presents Severed Ties

30 Dec

Severed Ties Blog Tour Banner Dec.

Authors understand that marketing is vitally important. With Anna Dase, you will get top notch service and great exposure you can afford.

I was impressed with my first blog tour with Read Between the Lines – Anna Dase. Every aspect of the event was handled in a professional manner.

I had absolutely no hesitation in hiring Anna Dase – Read Between the Lines Blog Tour services again!

Please join me from Dec. 29 to Jan. 12, 2014 at the stops for Severed Ties Blog Tour and enter the give away.


Read Between The Lines Dec 29

Fabulous And Fun – Dec. 30 Thank you for promoting my dark fiction book.


New Excerpt can be read at Cajun Book Lovers Jan. 1, 2014


Jan.3 Indy Book Fairy – Spotlight, excerpt and review

Thank you Carrie for reading my paranormal book Severed Ties and posting a favorable review!


Jan. 7 Literary Lunes Publications

I can’t thank you enough for the 4 Stars review of my magic and realism book Severed Ties!!!


Jan. 10 Dalene’s Book Review

Visit http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2014/01/severed-ties-by-angie-skelhorn.html to read an author interview to find out who is my favorite character in my paranormal, magic and realism book Severed Ties and why?

Congratulations to the winners of a free ebook copy of my magic and realism book Severed Ties –

Denise Z.
Suzanne M-A.
Sonya E.

And a special thank you to the Tour Host winner of the Pagan Charm –

Nikki M.


Magic and Realism, Paranormal Give Away!!!

26 Nov


It’s still too early to wish you Merry Christmas, so—happy American Thanksgiving!

I thought I’d mention in case you need some holiday cheer to win a free ebook copy of Severed Ties – a story of close friendships, addiction and magic.

Stop by and enter here:

Drawing is December 2, Thank you and good luck.

I want to thank all for entering Severed Ties give away. Winner is Rob Potter!!!

Winner! See here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=489329947847705&set=pb.439551276158906.-2207520000.1386199762.&&theater

I wish you a warm and joyous Holiday Season!

Drop by Facebook, where to hear the latest about my writing and giveaways and if you wish, please like my page.



Visit my websites http://AngieSkelhorn.com & http://Witchskel.com

Tis’ the Season –

22 Nov

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Christmas is just a few weeks away. The best selling time is between November 20 to December 26. I decided to run an array of ads for my paranormal, magic and realism book Several Ties and see how it goes. To expand the reach of my own websites and hopefully make a real impact I cast a wider net. So read on and find out about some of the best online promotion.

Fae Books http://Faebooks.com
I’m Loving Books Blog: http://www.imlovingbooks.com

I’m Loving Books provide you with stats of your ad’s activity you can analyze.

If you want to generate more sales, then I’ll suggest using http://Fiverr.com

I had prompt service ordering a Gig from paradon at Fiverr.
Pardon created a book promotion to Amazon Reviewers. She designed a permanent book-page for me with the sharing snippets (for facebook, twitter, diggs etc) that can be viewed here; http://bit.ly/186unJN

Fiverr – The World’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5. Type in search book promotions and an array of sellers appear offering promotion on their social media, website, tweet and blog promotions pop up.

The seller requires some information to get started.
And a compelling pitch that show readers you have a fantastic story.

To promote Severed Ties this week I chose –


Next week social media pages!!!

Example text for book promotion I’m running on Fiverr sellers blogs, tweets and social networks –

Severed Ties, a quick read with an unexpected ending.

About the book – Consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting—Frankie and Sandra set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.

Drop by Facebook, where to hear the latest about my writing and giveaways and if you wish, please like my page.

or http://AngieSkelhorn.com http://Witchskel.com

Tweet 144 characters –

Check out the reviews and read what people are saying!
http://DamnationBooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206 .
Review – Amazing Books Come To Life: I could go on about this awesome book but I don’t won’t to ruin it for you. Make sure you read this awesome book.

I wish you all the joy of the bright holiday season 🙂

13 Days & Counting…

18 Oct


Have a very merry Samhain and a happy Celtic New Year!


Damnation Books Celebrating October with a 50% off promo

9 Oct


Damnation Books celebrating October with a 50% off promo code good on their websites all month. Enter 31Halloween2013 at checkout. It’s good until November 1st. http://Damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206

My paranormal, magic and realism book Severed Ties is published by Damnation Books- About the book: By the use of divination and magic, some ties can never be severed.

Sandra leaned against the door frame, reached into her low-rider jeans’ back pocket and produced an envelope. She passed the folded paper to her. Frankie stared at the picture, reading the words: Child Find, Missing; young female seventeen, eyes hazel, brown hair, height 5’7”, weight 120.

“How could you keep this from me?” she asked, tightening her grip on the envelope.

“I didn’t. Yesterday, my mom received her Visa bill. She gave me the envelope when she saw Candice’s picture. I phoned her parents. They are in the middle of a divorce. Her mom said when they first split, she began to stay out late. Then one day she just never came home.”

“We have to find her. The police haven’t been able to,” Frankie said, waving the envelope.

“We will do what we must do to track her. Did you bring your cards?”


“Come with me,” she said, grabbing her hand. She dragged her into the dish room stopping to retrieve her Tarot deck from the pocket of her jean jacket.

Please check me out on Facebook, where to hear the latest about my writing and giveaways and if you wish, please like my page.

Smiles and Sunshine 🙂

Vote! Vote! Vote!

21 Sep



The September Voting Poll is up.

It’s September, that month of crisp leaves cool fresh air, and the book cover for my novella Severed Ties is entered into the You Gotta Read Reviews Cover Contest. Cover Artwork by Dawné Dominique http://www.dusktildawnDesigns.yolasite.com

The paranormal, magic and realism story is entry # 2. Voting will be between September 21 and September 26.

Family, friends and followers please stop by http://yougottaread.com to cast your VOTE in the contest.

Thank you so much for your time and support!

If you haven’t tried Severed Ties, here’s a little taste –

Calvin relaxed on the couch. He watched them and listened as he attempted to take in what they were doing. Suddenly, the ceiling light blinked on then off. He felt the room chill. He looked upward and could see an orb, shining in rich glow float through the window. He didn’t know what to think. He just stared at it, and said not a word. He observed the orb, brilliant and illuminating, quietly with a slow glide of movements, move through the room, and descend. He witnessed the sparkling orb transform into a faint image of an older woman. Her aged hair in a tight bun, and she wore a long, billowing cotton coat. She floated between Sandra and Frankie. He watched in disbelief as she transformed back into a barely, there visible orb.

The girls cut their decks with their left hand and restacked them. They tossed the top card on to the bedspread, upright. Similarities, in the tarot and ordinary playing card existed. Frankie turned over the nine of diamonds, Sandra, the Magician.

“You can pull this off,” Sandra beamed, looking in her eyes. “With the Magician, Frankie, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. You need to be daring, and success will follow. It’s time to stretch your limits.”

“With the nine of diamonds,” Frankie said, staring at Sandra, “if bold steps are needed, they will prove to be easier than anticipated or feared. I need to be brave and tackle going into the strip club in a straightforward way.”

“Okay. Tell me what just happened,” Calvin asked, shaking his head in disbelief.

“The cards are a valued tool,” Sandra explained, as she put her deck back in a protective, hand-sewn pouch. She pulled the drawstring to contain the energies. “The cards are a personal tool for communication with our Spirit Guides.”

“Unseen forces really are working in our favor,” Frankie interrupted.

“We consult the cards when we’re faced with a problem and need guidance. We receive messages for what we need to know to advance or retreat.”

“Really,” he said, nodding. He didn’t know what to say. He still couldn’t believe what he had seen.

The two girls paid him no attention.

“Let me touch up my makeup. Then, we’ll go.” Frankie applied her usual black eyeliner and lipstick.

“Sandra, tell me more about your Spirit Guides,” Calvin asked, sitting on the tiny, weathered couch.


For more information stop by http://Damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615728206
Damnation Books believed in me, which is the greatest backing a writer can have.

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Smiles and Sunshine 🙂

The Dames of Damnation Books

28 Aug

DarkDiscoveries for DB 8-2013


paranormal, witchcraft, tarot,

“SEVERED TIES,” After Frankie and Sandra give much thought to Candice’s disappearance, they believe they could effect and cause change to occur in conformity to their will and bring her home. Location- small town, inner city


In the beginning by the light of the Full Moon Frankie connects with Candice’s energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing they pack their bags and then head to the inner city to find her.

Frankie, afraid for her own safety has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what’s happening. Using his workable ideas as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting, they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.


Damnation Books has a Call for Submissions.

Damnation Submissions officer is looking for horror of all kinds, especially psychological, monster, retro-gothic, bizarro, man-made, humorous, horrotica, weird, quiet, fairy-tale, splatter, and anything new and different.

Follow the Submission Guidelines found here —
Do not reply to FaceBook or Twitter. Any violation of the Submissions Guidelines will subject your entry to an electronic round file.

Sally Franklin Christie Marketing Manager Damnation Books

With Care and Shoe Hugs;
Sally Franklin Christie

Life is a Story – Tell it Big a Blog and Website

Preview – revision – No Reins

10 Jul

Hello Readers,

After I read some reviews for my book No Reins, a coming of age story I decided to expand the story to express more horse racing and submit to a new
publisher. The book will contain all of the story from the original book, as well as never work written.

For those of you who read No Reins will notice the changes to chapter eight. For those who haven’t here’s a little teaser!

Thank you for your kindly support 🙂

“NO REINS” An infatuation with a young man has driven Angel on to pursue the thrill of life at a standard-bred horse track. Location- standard bred race track


FOR DAYS AFTERWARDS, Angel brooded about Stephen and Sophie’s relationship. She was unhappy and frustrated by the intensity of the truth. She wanted him, and he didn’t want her. Those were the facts.

Finished caring for, and jogging Pierre’s horses as well as tending to the stable, Angel in jean shorts and a tank-top gave her brother’s stable a quick glance as she walked through the grass.

“Come over here,” Stephen shouted at her.

She nodded, and then made her way to the barn. Upon entering the stable, at first she saw Tim wearing an oversized muscle shirt and sweat shorts sitting on his tack box reading the race program. She looked at Benny and Toner snapped to the cross-ties ready-to-go with the harness on.

Stephen wore black sunglasses on his head and a dark T-shirt and black knee high shorts over his tan skin as he strolled down the shedrow. “You need to drive Benny before the big race. Grab a helmet and we’ll go a mile,” he said more enthusiastic at the prospect than Marcus dressed in jeans with holes in both knees and a grimy T-shirt leaning against the wall, looking at her with a scowl on his face.

“I guess,” she answered quickly.

Okay then, let’s go,” Stephen said.

When his eyes met Angel’s, his smile lingered.

She had that loving feeling for him again as she slung on the safety helmet. Tim unhooked Benny from the cross-ties. He grabbed her horse’s race bridle and led his sister’s horse out of the barn. With the lines in her hands she jumped onto the seat of the jog bike. Tim reached for the over check and pulled Benny’s head in place snapping the clip to the metal ring of the harness. “Stay safe,” he said walking beside her seated on the jog bike.

“I’m more excited than nervous,” she said smiling.

Angel followed Stephen in front driving Toner up the dirt road, and onto the race track.

In the early afternoon, when everyone else had finished jogging their horses Stephen and Angel steered their horses side by side a couple of laps around the track, and then turned their horse’s to race.

Coming around and lining up the horses Angel was truly happy to spend time with Stephen.

“We will go when we hit that red and white pole,” he said, keeping his eyes on her.

Angel faced him. Her eyes filled with pleasure. “Okay,” she said.

“I’m going to go a pretty fast mile. Don’t be afraid to push Benny a bit on the way home,” he called out.

“We’ll see what happens,” she answered, shifting her body into a more comfortable position.

“Ready,” Stephen said promptly.

Angel nodded and said, “Yep!”

He shouted at her, “Here we go!”

Angel tucked her horse in behind Stephen steering Toner. With no whips the horses paced naturally. Coming around the first turn single file the two horses paced a little faster. On the second lap she came closer and closer to Stephen. Stephen aware of her presence behind him picked up the pace. Even though the wind roared by her ears she could hear the sound of the horse’s hooves pounding on the hard surface and her horse breathing hard. At the head of the stretch, Angel pulled Benny to try to pass Toner. Louder and louder hooves hammered the stone dust. Toner never gives up his lead. Just before the finish line Benny made a sudden bad step and started galloping, and looses his natural pacing rhythm. Angel taken completely off guard took control of the reins attempting to slow down her horse. After she brought Benny to a halt she slipped from the jog bike’s seat, and then hurried to the head of the horse.

“It’s okay…its okay,” she said to her horse reaching for the bridle. Benny flicked his long tail.

Tim stood at the opening in the fence and watched them as they raced around the track. He hurried over to the injured horse. Angel turned to him her expression stark with shock and stammered, “He made a sudden misstep.”

“I know, I saw what happen,” he said, his voice was shaking a little.

Stephen jogged his horse close to Angel holding Benny blowing hard in and out his nostrils, and called out, “Walk him to the barn and we will see if his legs are good!”

Stephen proceeded to leave the race track.

“Handle him easy. His front leg appears to be hurt,” Tim said over his shoulder, walking ahead of her.

Angel slowly walked the limping horse off the racetrack and back to the stable thinking that it just can’t be true – lame. She stopped in front of the barn. Tim unhooked the jog bike from the sides of the horse’s harness. As Angel slowly walked the injured animal into the stable she saw Marcus removing Toner’s hopples. He looked steadily at her and said, “The horse is no good as a race horse now!” His voice was angry.

Angel’s face went deathly white. She opened her mouth to speak, and then closed it.

She hooked Benny to the cross-ties, and then began to take the lines off the bridle with the agony of knowing Stephen now had a lame horse.

Tim knelt slowly beside the injured animal. He ran his hand down the front leg. He gently squeezed Benny’s ankle. “Look at this,” he said his eyes on Stephen.

Stephen walked over to the horse, knelt by Tim and moved his hand smoothly down the leg of the horse. He put his hand on the animal’s ankle. He sighed and shook his head wearily. “It might be nothing,” he said standing.

Tim stood. He shook his head in disbelief. “Could you be that lucky,” he said with a sigh.

“I don’t believe the injury is that serious. I’ll give the veterinarian a ring,” Stephen said running his fingers through his black hair. “He might have to stay in the stall for a few days.”

“Go ahead and give him a bath Angel,” Tim said, facing her.

Angel clipped on a long lead chain onto the leather halter, and then unhooked the horse from the cross-ties. Heavy with guilt she slowly led the limping horse down the shedrow toward the wash stall. She filled a large pail with warm soapy water staring at horse’s leg gravely. Consumed with guilt she gave the sweaty animal a bath. With a few quick strokes from the silver scraper she removed the excess water from Benny’s chestnut coat.

She clipped on the long lead chain onto the leather halter, removed the horse from the cross-ties, and then led him up the shedrow. After snapping the horse to the cross-ties in Stephen’s stable she dried Benny off with a bath towel. The horse enjoyed the attention she paid him.

“Toss a dry cooler blanket over him,” Tim said sitting on his tack box. “Keep him warm so his muscles don’t get tight.”

Angel in a state of doing wrong did as she was asked.

“Go ahead and put him in the stall. Give him a drink and then take the water bucket out,” Tim said, raising his glance to meet her tortured eyes.

Angel had an uneasy feeling within her as Benny limped his way into his stall closing the door behind him.

Stephen came up the shedrow carrying a flake of hay. After he tossed in the snack to the horse, he stood, his muscular arms folded, his tan legs braced apart beside Angel. “Sorry, I need to pull Benny from the race,” he said gloomily.

Angel nodded her understanding.

Marcus scowled, made a sound of disgust and looked away.

“It’s too bad,” Tim sympathized, “You need to scratch him before you even entering.”

Angel shifted her feet looking up at Stephen. Her silence had been long, and now the guilt within her drove the words out of her mouth. She said in a small voice, “I have to admit – I’m really wondering if it was my fault.”

Stephen stood motionless, his hands on his hips staring at her. “I don’t blame you,” he protested. “The horse made a bad step. That’s it!”

The tension in her face relaxed. An involuntary breath of relief escaped her. “I was afraid you’d be mad at me” she murmured.

Stephen grinned and said, “When you are out on the track anything can happen. Harness racing is no game for the faint of heart. You gotta take the good with the bad.

Angel made an attempt to smile.

“I don’t want you to keep vigil, watching for the slightest improvement in Benny,” Stephen said as he reached out a tentative hand. Angel shivered when his fingers touched her shoulder and then his palm traveled down the bare skin on her arm. His touch was tender. “He’ll probably have to stay in the barn for a few days. I’m sure he will be fine given some time to recuperate,” he said, freeing his hand from her.

Stephen eyes held Angel’s for a long moment. He smiled at her with real warmth. His voice lifted, “You can drive Toner?”

Angel eyes widen but she said nothing. She nearly jumped out of her skin. Whether Stephen meant it or not the offer surprised her.

“I think that’s a stupid idea,” Marcus expressed disagreeing, outside walking Toner to cool him down.

Tim shook his head in disbelief and exclaimed, “Don’t be crazy. She can’t drive your best horse in a powder puff race.”

Stephen looked over at him. “Indeed she can. She has enough experience,” he said. “She was brave blazing up the outside.”

“Toner is your best horse,” Tim replied with some hesitation.

“Angel wants to race and I am fully supportive of her driving my horse,” Stephen said firmly.

There was a loud moan sound from Marcus weighing all the odds against her as he walked Toner outside the barn, up and down on the grass, enraged.

“You don’t mean that,” Angel stammered shifting her feet. “What if something goes wrong?”

“You can do it,” Stephen said matter-of-factly. “Although these two don’t believe you can.”

Angel blushed and Stephen grinned at her. After along measuring look, he questioned her, “Take my offer or leave it.”

For a moment none of them spoke. Angel glanced at Marcus who appeared resentful. She felt her brother looking at her and she knew he was waiting for an answer. In the back of her mind she wasn’t wholly sure of what to do. If something went wrong, again she would never forgive herself but driving Toner would be a dream come true. She came to a sudden decision. “All right” she said quietly.

Stephen’s eyebrows went up. “Good, then it’s settled,” he said pleased.

Angel wiped the sweat from her forehead with her hand. It had been a hot day, and the dust and dirt seemed to cling to her sweaty skin. “I’m going to go and have a shower,” she said.

“No problem,” Stephen answered immediately. “Marcus can put the horses away and clean the harnesses.”

Marcus pushed his glasses back up his nose, and then gave her a sharp look.

“You’re sure?” Angel asked him.

“Yes! That’s what I pay him to do. You go and enjoy the rest of the day,” he insisted.

Angel stepped out of the barn still trying to take in Stephen’s astonishing offer. As she walked away she turned to see his eyes fixed on her. He looked into her eyes with intensity. His slow deepening smile was for her. Her heart expanded in her chest by the impact of the closeness between them. A flush mounted slowly to her cheeks. Even though her legs quivered, she found the strength to keep on walking to her tack room.

Standing just inside Pierre’s stable Kerri was watching her eyes moving back and forth between them.

copyright 2013 AngieSkelhorn