Central Park Spirits

“Paleros ain’t no joke. They see the world as tapestry, and if there ain’t not dark threads, there can’t be any shining good ones either.

Outside the Bones is one of those few novels I know I will read twice, thrice… I’m enthralled by tales that embrace universal truths like the one quoted above, and analyze life using Gothic elements that speak to my witchy heart:
‘You did not die here. How can you haunt this place? You were only brought here. Your death was not marked by this place.’
‘She did not die here. She cannot stay in this park. She is not one of us.’

“Central Park Spirits” is the second chapter of part two in Lyn Di Iorio’s Outside the Bones. I trembled when I read about how the nfuiri, a spirit of the dead, came to be. The ritual was dark and earthy. The way the native spirits treated the new comer made me think of displacement. But the nfuiri’s attitude towards their rejection spoke of belonging to something universal and infinite; something no one can take away.

The first part of Outside the Bones was magical, and the second was enchanting times two. I can hardly wait to share my thoughts on the third part.

If you are in the New York City area, you should head to Barnes & Noble tomorrow evening. Lyn Di Iorio will be reading from her novel. I will be there, too, running my witchy mouth as usual.

Visit Lyn Di Iorio’s website to see what else she is brewing, and to learn more 
about Outside the Bones, a tale of flesh, bone, spirit and witchy culture.   
Lyn Di Iorio 
Cover Art by Wilfred Santiago
This cover is just breathtaking, so I had to share it in all its witchy glory!
Day twenty-three to Get Off Your Broom, and The Real Witches of Halloween and The 2011 Countdown to Hallowe’en and yeah, party! Have you visited Danni, Lyn, Serenity and the rest of the witchy partiers yet?

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  1. MagicLoveCrow10/23/2011

    Amazing Cover! Have a great time tomorrow night Magaly! I wish I could be there! 

  2. Sounds dark, earthy, witchy and totally fascinating!

  3. The cover is so dramatic, love it!

  4. Diandra Linnemann10/24/2011

    Hey, you won the copy of "31 nights of Halloween"! As soon as I get your address, I'll send it on its way!

  5. Slommler10/24/2011

    Love the cover too!!
    Enjoy the reading

  6. I wish you were here ,too. But don't worry, I'll tell you all about it ;-)

  7. Isn't it a wonderful display of witchiness and red? 
    I promise to enjoy myself and spread the goodness in a few days ;-)

  8. besatthet10/24/2011

    Ooooo, what magickal place is this? I will have to bookmark your blog for now, and come back when I have more time! I write myself, and look forward to checking out your fiction :)

  9. Barnes & Noble in New York...yeah I'm dorky enough to have that as one of my tourist stops.  lol  Have a great week!

  10. Kallan Kennedy10/24/2011

    I love the cover!! You absolutely MUST tell us all about the reading!


    Please fly by my party when you can...
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

    Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Haunted Halloween Party:

    P.S. This ring can be used as a Magickal Dowser... 

  12. How interesting, I shall stop by ;-)

  13. I promise to share all the dirt ;-)

  14. The worse bit is that they are closing so many shops that it seems that one day that will be true for everyone *sigh*

  15. Welcome, hope you like your finds ;-)

  16. Judy-JudysPhotos@blogspot.com10/25/2011

    Would love to be at the NYC B&N, but ain't gonna happen... Enjoy ...

  17. It was an amazing event, Judy. I'll blog about it in a few days... it was just grand! 

  18. I can't get my copy until after November 1. Booo. I wanna read it NOW!

  19. M'thinks you'll like it much.

  20. Greenwitchwithsprinkles10/29/2011

    I'm certain that is going to be a fabulous night for you! Lucky lady!

  21. It was an amazing read. It was packed. The author was real, funny and knowable; yep, amazing!