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Since this is the Masquerade Blog Tour de Force, what better way than to unmask Lacey Weatherford’s leading man? Who is he? What’s his back story? Why do girls love him?

So, who is he?

The name is Mangum, Vance Mangum and he is just as mysterious as James Bond himself. When you are first introduced to him, depending on the edition of The Trouble With Spells you are reading, he seems to be a bit of a stalker. Always watching Portia’s movements and expressions. After reading a little bit more it all becomes very clear as to why he is looking after her: she is drawn to him. However, he cannot make contact with her until her 16th birthday. But what girl wouldn’t want the hottest guy in school to be watching their every move and take notice? Since Vance keeps to himself at school, there are various rumors spread like wild fire. But that’s the way Vance likes it. And in turn, that’s why we like it: he’s a bad boy!

What’s his story?

He is a very powerful, not to mention totally swoon worthy warlock. His dad, Damien Cummings, saw Vance’s powers manifest at a very early age and tried to steal his powers for himself. During a secretive journey Damien took Vance on his mother, Krista, followed and observed one of many exchanges of power. Krista decided she had to take Vance and run with him. She packed the car and ran off with Vance after his dad brought him home and Vance has been on the run ever since. Krista finally met a witch who belonged to a coven in Sedona, Arizona named Marsha and begged her to take Vance and raise him as her own nephew. Once in Sedona, he became part of the coven in which Marsha belongs. The coven is also run by none other than Portia’s Grandmother and father. Finally, Vance has found something close to a real family. But for how long? Damien is still searching for Vance and will not stop until he gets him.

Why do girls love him?

He is the mysterious bad boy who rides a motorcycle clad in a black leather jacket. Those baby blue eyes of his make you want to stare at him for hours. Not to mention, he protects his girl. And just forget about his steamy make-out sessions that make you super jealous of Portia. He’s the full package…. just not real. Or is he? Lacey had to come up with Vance somewhere, right? Well, the name came to her while on a road trip and noticed “Vance” on a sign along the highway. Combine that with a family friend’s name and you get Vance Mangum. But Vance’s reality doesn’t stop there. Any fan of a certain someone who reads the series will picture his every expression, as if it was turned into a movie already. Wouldn’t that be nice to see this wonderful story on the big screen?

But since it is a masquerade, you’ll have to figure out who Lacey’s muse is!

When he isn’t chasing the dream, he is searching for the Presidential tunnel to sneak Marilyn in.

When he can’t find the tunnel, he may roam around the sorority house looking for a roommate for his friend.

When the girls in a special area of California make a move on him, he may have to suck it up and lose the purity ring.

When he’s done with his good deeds, he might dabble in the dark side of life on the weekends.

So now that you’ve got your eye candy fill, now for the free stuff! EVERY commenter who leaves their e-mail address will receive a free e-copy of The Demon Kiss, book 2 of the Of Witches and Warlocks series. If you swing by Lacey’s blog here and comment, you will be entered for a chance to win her grand prize “Portia’s Potions” giveaway. Also, if you can correctly identify who wrote on Lacey’s blog, you will get an extra entry into the Masquerade Blog Tour de Force ultimate grand prize: a FREE Kindle!!!!!! Can’t figure out which highlighted author is who? No problem! Each comment on the authors’ blogs that day will get you an entry into the Kindle giveaway.

It doesn’t stop there! If you correctly identify Lacey’s muse, you will get an extra entry into the Portia’s Potions giveaway!


Back to the Books Giveaway Hop

Posted: September 1, 2011 by Book Minions in Giveaway

The Back to the Books Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Heather at Buried In Books. The hop runs from September 1 (that’s TODAY!) through September 7 (that’s WEDNESDAY!)

It’s that time of year again, the yellow school buses are stopping through the neighborhood, crossing guards are stopping traffic, and Back to School supplies are on sale. I don’t know about you, but back-to-school shopping kind of makes me feel like a fan girl. All those cool lunch boxes and backpacks really makes me wish I was going to grade school rather than college.

But you know what else makes us feel like fan girls? Meeting some wonderful people whose works we admired. Case in point, the chance meeting we had with our favorite author, Lacey Weatherford who wrote the Of Witches and Warlocks series. Lacey, who happens to live in the same state as us, came down to the Valley of the Sun with her husband and cover models, her daughter Kamery and son-in-law Jake, for a baseball game and scrub shopping. We happened to be at the 5 and Diner restaurant in the same mall they went shopping at. We got ahold of Lacey and she was more than happy to come visit, and her family was starving. We’ve only seen Lacey from her tiny Twitter picture, so we did not have a good idea of what she looks like in person. Half-way through our meal, a lady in a red shirt walked through the door and came right over to us. First words out of her mouth were “Move!” Nice greeting, but Valerie obliged. We sat at the table for 2 hours, although it did not feel like it, talking about how Lacey came up with the book idea, where she got her character names from, and various other things. It was so awesome and Lacey is such a lovely, wonderful goofball. Sadly, it slipped our mind to take a picture with her. Next time!

We here at Book Minions are giving away a $25 gift card from! “How do I enter?” Well, we’re glad you asked! Why did we bring up our fan-girl moment? We would love to hear which of your favorite authors, or even cover models, you have met Haven’t met anyone? No problem! Just comment on which author, living or dead, would you love to meet and how you think you would react. Please include your e-mail address in your comment so we can notify you if you win!

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Menage a Blog: The Way Vance Makes You Feel

Posted: July 19, 2011 by Book Minions in Book Review, Giveaway

WELCOME! Thanks for stopping by as part of the Tour de Force Menage a Blog event! Ready for some FUN and some awesome prizes?! I thought you were. Did I mention that every comment gets you a FREE ebook copy of Lacey Weatherford’s The Trouble With Spells? All you have to do is post your favorite flirt/pick- up line! Don’t have one? Come up with one! My favorite is “If I tell you that your body is SMOKING hot, would you hold it against me?” That line was selected as the best from HOT actor/ Lacey’s muse for Vance Mangum, Matt Lanter  and won me Season 2 of 90210 from Lacey herself.

Every comment you make during the tour, you will get an entry into the tour’s Grand Prize…. a free KINDLE! So start chatting it up!

That’s not even the BEST part! Lacey is also throwing in a GRAND PRIZE winner herself! All you have to do is go to her site, Lacey Weatherford Books, visit all the reviews from her sponsors on her sidebar, and post the phrase Hot warlocks rock my world!” on your favorite review’s page. You can also get 5 extra entries for EVERY Tweet, Facebook status update, or your own blog post which mentions: “Today Only! Win free ebooks & a signed pic of HOT actor #MattLanter! #Muse #MenageABlog

What does Lacey’s GRAND PRIZE winner get? They will receive a gift basket for “A Night IN with Vance Mangum!” Sounds spiffy, what’s included?! Glad you asked! For your Night In with Vance Mangum, you will be pampered with lovely spa products. To enjoy your relaxing bath, you will also receive some candles, relaxing music, and delicious hand-dipped chocolates. After your amazing bath, you can curl up in your very own “Vance Kiss” T-shirt, as pictured above in the banner, and read all four ebooks from Lacey’s Of Witches and Warlocks series so you can get totally swooned by bad boy Vance! But WAIT! There’s MORE! You will receive a PERSONALIZED autograph sent directly from Matt Lanter! Yes, you read that correctly! Matt Lanter will sign a picture and send it to YOU!

Do I have your attention now? I hope so!

Why do I LOVE, not only The Trouble With Spells, but the rest of the Of Witches and Warlocks series? Vance brings out your inner criminal! After reading The Trouble With Spells, you will want to stalk your new FAVORITE bad boy and hope he’ll throw you up against his locker for an INTENSE game of tonsil hockey. If you are like me and prefer paperback over ebooks, the wait for the UPS/FedEx guy, or even Amazon to make the book available, will bring your homicidal tendencies right to the surface. As soon as your package is delivered, you would want to attack the delivery man with KISSES! But what happens if you are out of town and have to drive home when the latest book arrives at your doorstep? You imagine what it would be like to be the cause of a high speed car chase through several jurisdictions AND across state lines! All in all, it has got to be a crime NOT to love Vance!

Why does VANCE have this effect on people? He is just that LOVEABLE! He takes care of his girl and protects her from harm. But he has a dark, troubled PAST you want to fix. If you were Team Edward or Jacob, you’d forget those losers in a HEARTBEAT and be captain of Team Vance! Let’s not forget his kisses. OH MY! You would start to picture what it is like if he kissed you. When Vance gets into trouble, you imagine yourself running alongside Portia to help YOUR man out.

Book Blogger Hop 7/8-7/11

Posted: July 8, 2011 by Book Minions in Book Blogger Hop, Giveaway

This week’s question isn’t a question at all!  I thought I would do things a little differently this week and give all of you a chance to promote a giveaway (or two!) from the blogosphere.

The catch?



You have to find another blogger who is having a giveaway and promote their giveaway for them!  If possible, promote a giveaway from a blogger doing the Hop (hey, you are visiting other blogs anyway, right?).  Have fun with this one!  It’s not an easy task this week!  :)

One of our favorite authors, Lacey Weatherford, is taking part in the Tour de Force, Menage A Blog event beginning July 18. Her stop is actually July 19. Every one who comments on that day gets a free ebook copy of her first book in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, The Trouble with Spells. Not only that, but throughout the Menage A Blog event, there will be a free Kindle given away. On July 19, Lacey will also have her own grand prize winner. The winner will receieve a basket of spa products, goodies, music, candles, books, swag, and a t-shirt. But it gets better! Lacey’s grand prize winner will also receive a PERSONALIZED autograph from the actor Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Vampire’s Suck) who happens to be Lacey’s muse for her leading male character, Vance Mangum. How cool is that?!