Guest Post/Excerpt/Promo– Reflections by Jacoba Dorothy

Welcome to my stop on the Reflections tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read Jacoba’s Guest Post, a summary of the book, an excerpt and learn a little more about the author Jacoba Dorothy. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Reflections
Author: Jacoba Dorothy
Series: Eternal Curse
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: October 8th 2012

Book Description: 

Jo doesn’t know why she inherited a magical ring.

She doesn’t know why her father abandoned her when she was a baby, or the truth about her mother’s death.

Jo doesn’t know a lot about her past. But she’s about to find out.

Nearing her eighteenth birthday, she’s about to discover what really happened to her father all those years ago.

She’s on a new path, a path including her first love, a path that will lead to the truth about a family secret held for generations.

Jo’s about to face her first real challenge. ‘Reflections’ part one, is just the beginning.

Guest Post
My playlist for writing

I’m not the most hip of writers. I’m stuck in the eighties most days, but I do occasionally lash out and enjoy more contemporary songs. I’m also an Aussie rock girl at heart and love Australian music. So here goes, bit of a mish mash … but it keeps me bopping along while I write.
Rolling In The Deep                           Adele
Someone Like You                              Adele
Black Velvet                                       Alannah Myles
Ventura Highway                               America
Time to Say Goodbye                        Andrea Bocelli/Sarah Brightman
When I See You Smile                       Bad English
Summer Rain                                     Belinda Carlisle
Dancing With Myself                        Billy Idol
We've Got Tonight                            Bob Seger
Holding Out For A Hero                    Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse Of The Heart              Bonnie Tyler
Dancing In The Dark                         Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart                                    Bruce Springsteen
Summer Of 69                                   Bryan Adams
Run To Paradise                                 The Choir Boys
The Lady In Red                                Chris De Burgh
Dont Pay The Ferryman                     Chris De Burgh
Let's Dance                                        Chris Rea
Khe Sanh                                            Cold Chisel
Clocks                                                Coldplay
Lost Without You                              Delta Goodrem
All You Want                                     Dido
Thankyou                                           Dido
Tip Of My Tongue                             Diesel
American Pie                                      Don Mclean
The A Team                                       Ed Sheeran
Lego House                                        Ed Sheeran
Black Fingernails, Red Wine               Eskimo Joe
My Immortal                                      Evanescence
Bring Me To Life                                Evanescence
It's Too Late                                     Evermore
Holiday                                              Green Day
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams            Green Day
Goodbye My Lover                             James Blunt
You're Beautiful                                James Blunt
Many Rivers To Cross                        Jimmy Barnes
Small Town                                        John Cougar Mellencamp
Hurt So Good                                    John Mellencamp
Cambodia                                           Kim Wilde
Bette Davis Eyes                                Kim Carnes

And here’s an excerpt from Reflections, the first book in the Eternal Curse trilogy:

Gabriella opened her eyes and turned to admire her ring. The sapphire shone through the intricate casing protecting the stone, making the blue light dance on the wall in front of her. She laid mesmerised and smiled to herself, thinking back to the events of last night.
The unexpected but very welcome visit from Rowellyn had altered her whole existence. She couldn’t remember waking and feeling this good. Her body buzzed with excitement.
The door opened and Gabriella rolled over to see her sister standing in the doorway.
“Ella, she’s gone,” Jo said with a grimace.
“Has she?” Gabriella shrugged.
“No note, no phone number or address. She didn’t leave anything. Just vanished.”
“She probably had somewhere to be.”
“Don’t you care? She was the only connection to our father. I know she’s only his second cousin but now we don’t know where to find her.”
Gabriella sighed, exasperated by her sister’s obsession with their father. “I don’t care about him. I’m sure if Rowellyn wants to visit again, she will. She knows where we are.”
Josephine raised her eyes but didn’t argue further. She went back to her bed, reached for a book, curled up and started reading. Gabriella continued to admire her ring. After what she heard Rowellyn do and say last night, she wasn’t surprised she’d left. But she wasn’t about to share that information with Jo. She wasn’t about to share that information with anyone.
The magic was a gift and she was grateful to Rowellyn for performing it. She gave no thought to Jo and what the previous night’s events might mean for her. From this day forth she had every intention of using her new powers. She didn’t care what the consequences might be. In fact, she didn’t intend to concern herself until the day Rowellyn contacted her.
A day she didn’t expect to see for the next seven years.

About the Author:

Jacoba Dorothy lives in Canberra, the bush capital of Australia. She is the mother of two and works part time teaching children with English as an additional language. Most days she can be found bashing away at the computer, either writing, editing, reviewing great books or face-booking. Oh and of course balancing her time to make sure she give special attention to her husband and family.
The Eternal Curse trilogy is her debut series, the second in the series, Shadows, should be released later this year. And the third installment, sometime next year.

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  1. I love this site. So beautiful. Thanks for having me for a guest blog.

  2. Great play list...oh my! Ventura Highway - America, that takes me back. That was a song that got loads of play when I was younger. I even have the vinyl version.

    Best of luck with the book Jacoba, off to find my LP now.

  3. Love the excerpt and the playlist sounds like fun.

  4. That playlist is amazing!!!I love me some Adele. I could sing my heart out to her!! ha ha ha just kidding! Anyways, great post!!

  5. You are welcome Jacoba!! Your book fits in well with my site too!!

  6. Thank you Babs for stopping by!! Hope you found your LP....

  7. I think so too!! Something different!!

  8. We can sing our hearts out.... just won't sound very good!!

  9. I know she looks so pretty on your page. Love it!!!


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