Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Winds of Salem



Modern-day witch Freya Beauchamp is cast back in time to 1692 amongst the Salem Witch Trials by an enemy spell, as her present-day family attempts to reopen the passages of time to bring her home.SOON TO BE A LIFETIME TELEVISION SERIES!

Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, even her immortality is in question.

Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt.

Moving between past and present, Winds of Salem's dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense is sure to bewitch fans old and new.


About the Author


Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.

Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.

She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.

Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).

She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter. 



We have ONE copy of Winds of Salem up for grabs. Thank you, Goldberg McDuffie Communications, for providing the book for the giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the US only. In order to win you must:

* Be 18+ years old
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below

The giveaway runs August 6-13. The winner will be contacted via email on August 14. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.

7 comments:

  1. I like the cover. And it has pretty blue flowers! And it reminds me so much of the delirium series covers. Only by a little though :)

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    1. I didn't see it before, but now that you mention it, it does remind me of the Delirium covers. That's not a bad thing though. I have always thought those covers were quite striking.

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  2. I want to win it because I'm obsessed with the Salem Village Witch trials and this sounds like an amazing read!!

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    1. It's a really intriguing series. Melissa blends together Salem and Norse mythology.

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  3. i want to win because of the witch storyline, plus the historical aspect! thank you!

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  4. I ADORE this series. Norse mythology and witches....can you ask for more?

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  5. I badly want to win because I wanna read the conclusion to this beautiful series.

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