Fossils, Crystals, Salts, and Dark Musicals


Bone is what’s left after death claims living flesh, and a fossil is what time does to the bones. 

Before doing a bit of research for this post, I knew very little about ammonite fossils. I could blame my ignorance on the fact that they have been gone as long as the dinosaurs have, but considering the fame of the latter, well, I digress… Ammonites, after “the Greek Ram-horned god, Ammon,” are said to promote healing, awareness, protection, aid in dreamwork and meditation, and for Justyn and Becca, the protagonists of Laura DeLuca’s Demon, ammonites are a symbol of everlasting love.  

For Witches in Fiction 2013… to the Bone’s 11th giveaway, Laura put together a lovely bundle that includes an ammonite necklace (crafted by The Sisters Elemental), plus other goodies that appear in the second novel of her Dark Musicals Trilogy.

The Ammonite Necklace from the Dark Musicals Trilogy
- ammonite necklace (by The Sisters Elemental)
- lavender bath salts (also by The Sisters Elemental)
- crystal point
- mini Buddha
- incense
- incense holder
- a signed copy of Phantom (Dark Musicals, Book 1)

Answer the following question for a chance to call this lovely bundle home to you:
Phantom and Demon were inspired by dark musicals—The Phantom of the Opera and Sweeney Todd, respectively, what classic musical would you LOVE to see turned into a modern novel?

for extra entries:
- ‘heart’ The Sisters Elemental on Etsy (one entry)
* Open to the US only  
* Ends Tuesday, April 16th at 5:13 pm EST
Happy 4th Blogoversary, my Wicked Darlings ;-)

I cyber-traveled to Discovering Fossils: Introducing the Paleontology of Great Britain for this post. 
And I LOVE it there…

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57 comments:

  1. Oh I've always been fascinated by ammonite fossils, goes along with my sligh obsession with Greek and Roman mythology. This is a fabulous giveaway.

    I would love to see a twist/retelling of Babes in Toyland. But then again I am a sucker for any book/broadway/play that has a retelling. I have hundreds of books in my house that are retellings of various classics and fairy tales.

    I'm a FB fan so I think that enters me in the second book giveaway and I am off to add Phantom to my WL in case I don't win it.

    Great giveaway!
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  2. I, too, love retellings. I think they are a wonderful way to keep something ancient alive in this modern world. Not to mention that it gives us the chance to enjoy the original and the new ;-)

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  3. OH get out of here!!!! I was just wondering last night if Magaly would like one of my ammonites(though they are not pretty like this one)still hiding its secret inside the rock...I find them at the beach sometimes :D XXX

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    1. In the words of the Little Princess, "I was reading your brain!"

      I bet they are extremely pretty, and so very powerful because you picked it ;-)

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  4. It is so cool when you find a rock with fossil on it..these fossil necklace is great...
    I would like to see the Les Mis book updated to make it easier to read..

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    1. I would definitely go for a modern rendition of Les Misérables...

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    2. Les Mis - yes! Love that idea. It's one of my favorite stories, but so hard to read. The stage versions I've seen were beautiful, but I'd love to see a new one!

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    3. Never enough miserableness lol

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  5. Yeah, I agree. No to modern Les Miserables. I haven't thought of any musicales being modernized...

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  6. I love this book, but I don't mind having another, because I could give it as a gift ;o) I love ammonites ;o)
    Is "Rock Of Ages" a classic musical? I think it would be a great novel! Great love story ;o)

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    1. I love a woman who loves words and enjoys the ability of passing the love forward ;-)

      "Rock of Ages" as a novel, I would read-dance to that!

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  7. I love Sweeney Todd! But, I can't enter for "Demon". It's only open for the United States.

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  8. I hearted The Sisters Elemental ;o)

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  9. The King and I, retold in a modern... or maybe sci-fi/fantasy... setting. I dunno why, but it's the first thing that popped in my head and it's stuck there...

    Also hearted the Sisters, and entered for "Demon". <3

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    1. Oh my, now I'm imagining The King and I in New York City. Yum!

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  10. I think ammonites are so pretty! I've know about them because of my interest in paleontology but I never knew there were myths about them.

    About retellings: How about Romeo and Juliet? With Romeo and Juliet being 80s versions of Madonna and Billy Idol who both rebel without a cause. And intead of poison and the lovers dying, both sets of parents get serious cases of agita, end up divorced and have to undergo psychotherapy to recover from what they're ungrateful children have done. Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after, live in a renovated school bus and open a tattoo parlor.


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    1. You, my friend, need to sit in front of your computer and write all that drama. I would read it. And many others. And I want to visit the tattoo parlor ;-)

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  11. Grease with zombies would be cool. I am obsessed with rocks and get so excited when we find ones with fossils. Very cool. I learned new info from the blog post. Thank you!! I LOVE Greek and Roman gods and all the history. Amazing post thank you

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    1. Grease with zombies. I want tickets already!

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  12. Hmm, this is a hard one as there are so many to choose from. If I have to choose guess it would have to be Guys and Dolls,would love to see it modernized or darkened a bit!

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    1. Oh my, that's a great idea. Just imagine how the preaching would go, and the dancing!

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    2. I almost used Guys and Dolls for the third book in the series but it wasn't quite dark enough. :)

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  13. I would love to see Arsenic and Old Lace turned into a novel. I love the play and the movie version with Cary Grant.

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    1. I want to see Arsenic and Old Lace as a novel, just so I can see the title on a cover. Sweet!

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  14. I would have to say Les Miserables. I say it in Toronto and found it confusing but very entertaining. I love fossils and walk the beach all the time looking for them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    1. You know, after I watched the newest movie, I was left with the desire to see the play redone, too.

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  15. 'Into the Woods' would be my bookish pick.

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    1. I hope to see 'Into the Woods' this summer!

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    2. It's a fabulous musical! One of my all-time favs. You're gonna love it. :)

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  16. Entered some chances in the release day giveaway.

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  17. I hearted the Sisters Elemental on Etsy.

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  18. I would love to see Miss Saigon done as a modern novel. The emotion is there, the timeline would have to be manipulated though (but hey, they did it in the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, so it could totally be done).

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    1. If they can replicate what they did with The Manchurian Candidate, I want my copy now!

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  19. I hearted The Sisters Elemental on Etsy, too. :)

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  20. I hearted The Sisters Elementals on etsy too as amy leigh - my email is amywensees@gmail.com

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  21. I would like to see Grease.

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    1. On your plates? Just kidding ;-)

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  22. I have hearted that lovely Etsy and all of their soaps. ;-)

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  23. I have entered that amazing giveaway! Wow!

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    1. I know, her giveaways are always super awesome ;-)

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  24. Well, I know Les Miserables is already a novel, but it's definitely my favorite musical and a modern version would be quite interesting.

    I entered the Demon Release Giveaway.

    I really want to do spell work with that ammonite pendant!

    rainjeys@yahoo.com

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    1. I think it would be very interesting, too. The incorporation of some of today's laws, settings and new world dynamics would make the plot a little wild.

      Well, great luck! Hope you get to do some magic ;-)

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  25. Cinderella is one I'd like to see updated.

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    1. Me too. I love Ever After, and would love to see it happening in NYC ;-)

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  26. Cinderella is one I'd like to see updated.

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  27. I'd like to see "Hair" novelized - I think there were a lot of stories about those characters left untold.

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    1. That would a blast of words!

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  28. I entered her very generous giveaway!

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  29. I heart the Sisters Elemental on Etsy.

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  30. hmmm I guess I'd had to go with Grease

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  31. I entered her giveaway

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  32. I heart the Sisters Elemental on Etsy

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