Meet this Witch: Leigh Hawthorne, from Witch Hunt

Leigh Hawthorne has been married for a decade, unaware of the fact that her husband, his family, and her own children are hereditary witches. When a modern witch hunt begins, Leigh must choose sides. What is her past-life connection to the Hawthorne family? Is she strong enough to face what is coming? Will she accept initiation into the craft and claim her power, or will she surrender to the charismatic influence of Preacher Cody? As a tragic new worldwide witch hunt begins, Leigh Hawthorne stands at the crossroads of a destiny that will affect not only her own family, but all witches, now, and yet to come.

The winner of this giveaway will get the chance to get to know a few extraordinary witches, via an autographed ARC or an ebook (winner’s choice). Leigh is the main character of Witch Hunt by Devin O’Branagan, but my luvs, the other witches in this novel are mind blowing too.

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- What are your thoughts on modern day witch hunt?      

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This giveaway ends April 21st. The winner will be chosen April 22nd.

Blurb: Leigh has been married to a Hawthorne for a decade, but never knew the family secret: the Hawthornes are witches. When the dynamic Preacher Cody instigates a new, world-wide witch hunt, Leigh must choose sides. Will she stand with her husband and children, or will she run? This isn’t the first witch hunt the Hawthornes have faced, but it could be their last. Will anyone survive?

Snatch Witch Hunt from Devin O’Branagan’s online store, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and enjoy the reality!

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40 comments:

  1. Well, it's easy to lean back and say, "These things don't happen anymore, we're well-educated people after all!" But I think it can be more difficult than that. Living in a small, maybe mainly catholic village in the south of Germany... I'd never do that. (I know friends who do, and have been in trouble because of their belief. Some were even asked to come in to kindergarten for a "talk" with the teachers because of their belief, which was supposed to be "damaging" their child...)

    The really sad thing is that many witches partake in this kind of behavior - bashing other groups or individuals because of still different ways appears to become more and more popular. (I'm thinking about this stupid "warlock" discussion around the internet. Or Dianics bashing non-Dianics. Or Wiccans bashing eclectic witches. Or...)

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  2. We should treat each other with love and respect at all times. I think those who put down others do so to make themselves feel powerful or superior in some fashion. Pathetic!!
    And I am a follower!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. I visited her website and the comment by Locus very much makes me want to read this book.

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  4. I'm a wicked darling :)

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  5. I have the party button on my blog

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  6. I think a modern witch-hunt would be completely ridiculous! I mean, look at the world we live in, we're supposed to be modern and open-minded! Sure, it's not always like that (a lot can improve), but I like to think that it wouldn't come to the point of a medieval hunt...
    if it's international, please count me in. :)

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  7. +1
    I blogged: http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2011/04/pagan-culture-meet-this-witch-leigh.html

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  8. +1
    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/vollkopf/status/60004670311104512

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  9. +1 I'm a wicked darking: Karla Vollkopf

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  10. I also think it's absurd. People are different, with different cultures and beliefs, and we need to accept it. To even think of something so barbaric as a hunt (for humans!) gives me the shivers.

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  11. Oh, I'm a wicked darking: Cristina Marques

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  12. I tweeted about this post: http://twitter.com/mcrism1/status/60007006374858753

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  13. I believe all faith walks have a purpose in this world. Not one faith has all the answers. We must seek out others in order to grow as spiritual people. I am Wiccan and proud of it and have huge respect for other voices. However the same is not always reciprocated and this will never change because of the "My God is the only God theology". Will there be another burning time? I hope not. I pray not. I hope we have grown enough toward the light on that one, but seeing the world as it is today with the wars based on how humanity treats humanity, and the lessons not learned for thousands of years, anything is possible. I choose to believe though that as we enter the Aquarian age, the tides are finally turning towards peace and wish everyone a blessed be.

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  14. 1st entry - I think it's so sad that witch hunts are still happening, and to the violent conclusions too. And to a lesser degree they are still going on in our own country. I read articles on that woman through the TSA that was fired...really??? We still have to do that??? And I also looked at India, and what really sickened me was the solution posed was to put the accused witch in prison for 5 yrs for "their own safety." That ticked me off like you wouldn't believe...that is so...so...unfair...mean...WRONG!

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  15. Am following Devin O'Branagan on Twitter

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  16. Just signed up for the newsletter.

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  17. Ok, I signed up for the blog accidentally on Google Reader and purposely the RSS feed for outlook, but I don't think she can see that.

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  18. The excerpt..."maybe this time it was only a dream?" The hope in that statement, tinged with the real fear that it isn't. Ok, if I don't win, I will have to buy this book. least it's only $5 for my Nook.

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  19. I am your truly wicked darling!

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  20. I think it is sad as hell that people in this day and age are still so biased and ignorant about various spiritual cultures. A modern day witch hunt may sound absurd but in all honesty it would not really surprise me. I don't think in the same sense as the past but more in the way of ridicule, shunning etc.

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  21. It's hard to look at modern times and think 'witch hunt' but in society today, things are a lot more subtle than back then. No, people don't get burned at the stake anymore, but they do bet burned everyday. People, all people, always have something or someone they look down upon, and since Witches are still "new" to culture, people don't understand what we are about, and thus assume we are bad and fight against us.
    It's unfortunate, sad, and pathetic sometimes; but there are many of all different religions and beliefs who act in this way to almost any other belief system.

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  22. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/FaerieCreationz

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  23. Following Devin on Twitter

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  24. I would hope in todays society people would be more understanding. However we all know that people are afraid of what they dont understand. Because of this I could see certain groups having a modern day witch hunt.

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  25. I don't agree with modern day witch hunt. I think we should respect other people's choice and witch hunt is not a way to respect other people.

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  26. 1st entry - I think it's so sad that witch hunts are still happening, and to the violent conclusions too. And to a lesser degree they are still going on in our own country. I read articles on that woman through the TSA that was fired...really??? We still have to do that??? And I also looked at India, and what really sickened me was the solution posed was to put the accused witch in prison for 5 yrs for "their own safety." That ticked me off like you wouldn't believe...that is so...so...unfair...mean...WRONG!

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  27. I believe all faith walks have a purpose in this world. Not one faith has all the answers. We must seek out others in order to grow as spiritual people. I am Wiccan and proud of it and have huge respect for other voices. However the same is not always reciprocated and this will never change because of the "My God is the only God theology". Will there be another burning time? I hope not. I pray not. I hope we have grown enough toward the light on that one, but seeing the world as it is today with the wars based on how humanity treats humanity, and the lessons not learned for thousands of years, anything is possible. I choose to believe though that as we enter the Aquarian age, the tides are finally turning towards peace and wish everyone a blessed be.

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  28. I tweeted about this post: http://twitter.com/mcrism1/status/60007006374858753

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  29. I also think it's absurd. People are different, with different cultures and beliefs, and we need to accept it. To even think of something so barbaric as a hunt (for humans!) gives me the shivers.

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  30. +1 I'm a wicked darking: Karla Vollkopf

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  31. +1
    I blogged: http://notjustnonsense.blogspot.com/2011/04/pagan-culture-meet-this-witch-leigh.html

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  32. I think a modern witch-hunt would be completely ridiculous! I mean, look at the world we live in, we're supposed to be modern and open-minded! Sure, it's not always like that (a lot can improve), but I like to think that it wouldn't come to the point of a medieval hunt...
    if it's international, please count me in. :)

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  33. I'm a wicked darling :)

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  34. I don't agree with modern day witch hunt. I think we should respect other people's choice and witch hunt is not a way to respect other people.

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