Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Witches' Wish List--Guest Elle J. Rossi--plus Giveaway!

I get together with a group of like-minded authors once a month and got to know the wonderful Elle J. Rossi through them. Elle is multipublished and multitalented! She writes awesome stories that are "wicked, haunting, dark, and edgy"--all my favorites :) Welcome, Elle!

First, I’d like to thank Mary for letting me hang out at her house today! It’s paranormal season and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be!

In honor of All Hallows’ Eve, and because I love witches, I wanted to share a list I’ve compiled. As I learn more about magick and the women who make it all happen, I add to the list. Currently I’m at 13 and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. All witches, dark or light, good or bad, have a place in this world. Without balance, the world would tip and many of us would fall off. Personally, I own a lot of Super Glue and plan to put it to good use.

The comparison of these two lists is incredibly interesting and I often wonder which side I’m on. I truly think it depends on the day.

Good/Light Bad/Dark
1) A companion to grow old with 1) Someone to fetch them things
2) Angelica to heal 2) Ammonia to hex
3) A magical broom 3) A magical axe
4) Fruity bubbling concoctions4) double, straight up
5) Evanescence 5) Nox Arcana
6) A black cat 6) A black panther
7) A cloak and a skirt 7) A bustier and leather pants
8) A garden 8) A dungeon
9) A coven to laugh with 9) Enemies to war with
10) Candles 10) Wax
11) A spell book 11) A black magick tome
12) Sisters 12) Victims
13) Serenity 13) Power

Time to have some fun! I’m giving away an eBook of The Luminary, book 1 of the Brennan Coven Trilogy. For your chance to win, just follow the instructions below. It’s really that easy and you have until 11:59 pm on Thursday to enter!

Most of us are made up of light and dark qualities. Pick two from each list and show us what kind of cauldron you stir.

The Luminary

When Meera Brennan learns she’s a Luminary, one of the most powerful witches in existence, it rocks her already fragile world. To save herself and keep peace within the veiled community, Meera will have to hone her powers and brave an ancient realm to destroy the slayer’s magickal source. She alone must dispel chaos and ensure the balance of good and evil for all mankind.

Banished and stripped of his guardian powers because of a witch, Ghanem Adamo, former Prince of the Saharren realm, receives a chance at redemption when his estranged father reveals an immortal battle destined to alter all realms. In order to protect the innocent, regain his title, and reunite with his family, Ghanem must destroy the slayers’ source of power and bring down their terrorizing leader.

Her life . . .

Or his throne . . .

Challenged by fate, can love survive a nefarious battle that can result in only one prize?

Stop by Crimson Romance to purchase The Luminary from any of several online stores.

Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She'd found a new love. She'd found her escape.

Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she's creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and two cats that rule the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn't get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn't have it any other way.

Here’s where you can find Elle online:


  1. Elle,

    I think you're referring to your list of good vs bad witches. I had to think about the dark since I try to push away those traits though my students probably wouldn't have agreed. For bad witch, the double strait up and someone to fetch things for me. My good are more numerous but choosing 2 I'd take someone to grow old with and a coven to laugh with.

    Love your bio and your excerpt. And yesterday was a definitely favorite. :-)

    1. Hi Casey! I like your choices! I also try to sweep out the bad, but they tend to creep right back in. Now, I've just resolved myself to trying to keep it even!

      Yesterday was awesome!

  2. The Luminary sounds good! For my two choices for the Good/Light I would choose Angelica to heal and a garden. For the Bad/Dark I would choose someone to fetch me things and a black panther. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Hi Maria! Thanks so much for stopping by. Your choices made me smile. I think they make quite the mix! Plus, the panther could guard your gardens.

  3. Dear Elle, wonderful post! Love the 13 traits on each side. Boy am I glad I have more on the light than the dark, but I'm all over the magical axe and the bustier & leather pants! :) Happy Halloween!!!

    1. Hi Leigh! Yes! The magickal axe! So glad you chose that. I think it really suits you. And somehow I knew you were full of light!

  4. Elle, thanks again for being an awesome guest. I look forward to the next book Brennan Coven Trilogy--hope you can visit again with Book Two!

    1. And thank you, Mary! I'd love to visit again. Let's make it happen. So, how do we pick the winner?

    2. I use random.org to generate a random winner. If you'd like to turn the crank...