The Magaly Gazette, 4: Mabel Bunt and the Masked Monarchs… and a Gazette that Used to Be a Report that Used to Be a Weekly

You can blame this ridiculously long title on Eliora. The same goes for all the changes to the name of my weekly, sometimes biweekly, updates. You see, Lori failed to read my mind when I was looking for the perfect name for this thing. Seriously, what are friends for if they can’t predict what you will need before you ask them? So there, that’s the story behind The Magaly Gazette: a gazette that used to be a report that used to be a weekly.

Happenings at my main blog (in reverse chronological order)
- “Of Water, Soil and Small Powerful Magics”: well-aimed cruelties, lessons learned, and how “We can miss entire worlds, if we limit ourselves to seeing only the things we know.”

- “Fungus”: this hysterical bit is my first spoem. I giggle just thinking about it.

- “Skintight”: Laila Flynn, part 4. I’m sharing this link again because many Wicked Darlings missed the tale. And it was my fault for piling other posts on top of it too soon.

Wicked Darlings’ Deeds
- Mabel Bunt and the Masked Monarchs, by B.R. Marsten and R. Collins: many of us have been screaming for another taste of Mabel. Well, Narrator and Rhissanna just served us the complete meal. I purchased my copy before writing this post; click on the link to get yours.

“Mabel Bunt, a girl of good heart but indifferent morals, is sent to a prisoner to bring him some comfort on his last night before execution. When she leaves his cell, she is a fugitive in a city on the brink of civil war. Meanwhile, a stranger with a blade cuts a swath through the streets at night, exacting his own bloody vengeance.”

- Giveaway over at Roses and Vellum: Laura Morrigan is giving away a copy of Night Flower: The Life and Art of Vali Myers. After reading the book’s blurb, I was ashamed that I had not heard of the woman before. I was tempted not to share this (to better my chances, you know?), but I had to spread the yum. Fly over to Laura’s blog soon, since I’m not completely sure when the giveaway will end.

- And because every post needs a delicious combination of red and black, I present you the “Morrighan Athame - Special Edition”, by Eliora: black blade, garnet, moonstone and black onyx. Isn’t this piece simply stunning? You can order yours from Eliora’s shop


  1. Oh wow, that's soooooooooooooooo great, Lady Magaly. Such a wonderful post with such nice things to say about Mabel. I appreciate this. Yes I do. And its in a post filled with such yummy delights for the page and eye. She was a long haul getting to done, but I'm so happy to see Mabel gracing your thoughts. So, bloggy question, and forgive my dimness here. Is THIS the gazette? Or will it be a link on the side type situation? I did say I was being dim here...

    1. Have you strolled around Facebook lately? Everyone is celebrating Mabel's arrival. We were really waiting. Her and I have a date, tomorrow. I paid already. ;-D

      This will be the gazette. I will dedicate the entire blog to shares like this one: news, what I've published the previous weeks, what my friends are doing and so on... I was having a very difficult time turning Magaly Guerrero's Pagan Culture into an archive. I just couldn't do that to her. So she will do what she has always done, but in a different way: She will bring people together and get the conversation start it. I just couldn't quit her!

      Congrats again, Ben. I'm extremely happy for you and Rhissanna!

  2. Oh, what splendid company I keep! Thank you, dear Magaly for adding my Special Edition to your Gazette

    1. Hahaha! Thank you for finding the perfect title for The Magaly Gazette. You might have given Magaly Guerrero's Pagan Culture at least 5 more years of life (x13).

      And I LOVE that blade!

    2. The dark flowers are purrrfect. ♥

  3. Oh, gosh, Magaly, this is a feast! I love the idea of a gazette, to pull everything together. Thank you so much for your kind words about Mabel; the girl took some persuading to get out there, but now she's in the public gaze and for sale, corsets and all. Thank you so much. You're a very warm and generous heart.

    1. I'm very excited about Mabel. Reading her tale will be my reward for cleaning the house (tomorrow).

      I'm enjoying the coming together of The Magaly Gazette. I enjoy reviewing what I did the previous days, and sharing my favorite bits from what my friends did, too. Let's see where it takes us.

      Congrats on Mabel again!