Monday, June 3, 2013

Close Up Magic by Michelle Garren Flye Giveaway!!

by Michelle Garren Flye



Do you believe in magic?

Reporter Stacey Matthewson has made a living writing sensational stories that knock celebrities off their pedestals. Now she's got a hot lead on an even hotter magician who's mystifying Las Vegas with his new show--the problem is, she's had a crush on him for years. How can she write a story that might ruin him, especially when he proves himself to be so much more than she'd ever dreamed?

Magician Andre Hawke has a knack for making things disappear, but when it comes to his brother's drinking and gambling, he's got a problem. Hiring the sexy reporter who threatens to blow away his carefully wrought illusion might be the answer to his problems...or she might bring on a whole new set of them.

Stacey’s never believed in magic, and Andre doesn’t know who to trust anymore. Can passion overcome their inhibitions, or will betrayal stem the tide of love?



Stacey’s heart gave an odd thump, but she was prepared for that, too. She’d watched countless videos of his stage performances on Youtube, and she knew his reputation for womanizing. The Great Andre--on stage and in the sack, evidently. She summoned her best flirtatious smile, but his next words caught her off guard enough so she faltered. “Who exactly are you and how the hell did you get back here?”

She’d paid off a security guard but he didn’t have to know that. “I snuck in. I wanted to catch you before the show.” She fluttered her eyelashes and lowered her gaze, on cue as usual.

 “Are you here to see the show, then?” He didn’t release her hand, his eyes intense on hers when she looked back.

“Of course I am.” She shot him a smile. “I can’t wait, actually. I’ve been a fan ever since I saw you at the Clemson Theater in New York a few years ago.”

“I remember that show.” His smile widened, revealing perfect teeth for a moment before softening again into a sensual curve, and his gaze flickered to her mouth.

“It’s obviously taken you to bigger and better things.” Her chest felt tight and she found it hard to breathe. Was he going to kiss her? Dear God, she felt paralyzed. Was this really just desire or did he actually know enough magic to hold her immobile while he considered whether or not to kiss her? Or did she want his kiss so bad she was willing to sacrifice what was left of her career to get it?

Post for Deal Sharing Aunt

Doctor, Lawyer…Magicians?
By Michelle Garren Flye

So, I’ve got this idea for a series featuring magicians as either heroes or heroines. But why? What’s so hot about top hats and rabbits?

I’ve written books where the hero is a billionaire, a doctor, a lawyer, a chef, a vineyard owner, a physics professor…magician is a little bit of a departure, right?

Not really. I’ve done a lot of research into magic over the years, especially since deciding to undertake this project. Magicians, I’ve found, are just like every other artistic profession, and it’s the devotion to their profession that makes them sexy.

When I decided to get serious about writing Close Up Magic, I started researching magic history, and it’s fascinating. Conjurers have come a long way since the days of street fairs and witchcraft. Look at David Copperfield or Lance Burton and imagine them performing for a Pharoah or two. Because they certainly would have done so if they’d been around back then. Imagine Ricky Jay’s stark wit as he performed the Cups and Balls on the street corner of London or Paris or Penn and Teller cracking up an Elizabethan audience.

It sort of works, doesn’t it?

The point is, it’s not all top hats and rabbits and it never has been, really. If you want the backstory of the old rabbit in the hat trick, check out my Close Up Magic Facebook page ( It’s more interesting than you think. And if you think a devotion to an artform is kind of sexy, you might want to read Close Up Magic!

 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michelle Garren Flye is the award-winning romance author of five novels. Her most recent novel, Where the Heart Lies, has been described as an “engaging novel with charming and likable characters” and a story that “will make you believe in love and second chances.”
Michelle placed third in the Hyperink Romance Writing Contest for her short story “Life After”. Her short stories have been published by the romance anthology Foreign Affairs,, and She has served on the editorial staffs of Horror Library Volume 1, Horror Library Volume 3, Butcher Shop Quartet, Butcher Shop Quartet II and Tattered Souls.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the mother of three and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their rapidly growing collection of pets.

Connect with Michelle Garren Flye online:

Michelle will award a Magic Gift Basket, including a copy of "Magic for Dummies" by David Pogue to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US only), and one commenter at every stop will win a $5 Amazon GC. Make sure to follow the tour here: to better your odds of winning!


  1. I love this idea. I've never read a book with magicians, so this is going to be fun. The research must have been quite revealing.


  2. Thank you, Mary! If you get a chance, stop by and check out the Facebook Page. Some neat stuff on there.

  3. Sounds like a fun read. I love to watch a good magician, David Blaine is great.


    1. Hi Kit! Thanks for stopping by. David Blaine is great. Only the tip of a very large iceberg, as I've discovered!

  4. I look forward to following the tour. I think there is something mysterious about a magician

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. Thank you, Shannon! :)

  6. Magic is always mezmerizing and interesting, fun too!

  7. Following the tour! Keep smiling!

    1. Hey, Bessamy! Good to see you here! :)

  8. Thanks to everyone who commented yesterday! With no further ado, the winner of the gift card is...Shannon R! Shannon, I'll get that card to you today! Today, y'all can find me over at the Dan O'Brien Project...for the most intense interview I've ever done!

  9. I havent ever really heard about magic stories ! I'd like to try one though :)

  10. Thank you! If you want to try my magic story out, you can read the first chapter here:


  11. Fun giveaway idea and book idea! I like the idea of magicians that are heroes. Magic is very popular idea and a book series would be great.
    Sherry Compton

    1. Thanks, Sherry. I'm glad you think so, too. :)