Friday, August 8, 2014

Bewitching Boots by Joyce and Jim Lavene Giveaway & Interview

Bewitching Boots
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

…it really feels as if you are there with the characters.
~Booklady’s Booknotes
I think I would really love to visit the Renaissance Village, it sounds like a very intriguing and interesting place…The writing, as always with Jim and Joyce, was excellent and made this a very easy read.
~Melina’s Book Blog
I would love to go to the Renaissance Village it sounds fun to visit and a hoot to live and work there.
Cozy Mystery
Jessie is thrilled when she finds Bill Warren, an old fashioned shoemaker, and he agrees to come back to Renaissance Village with her. She’s not so thrilled when claims to have elf magic, and he falls for Princess Isabelle. The dancing slippers Bill makes for Isabelle make him a suspect when the princess takes a leap from the castle terrace. Now, Jessie must find the lady or lord who helped the princess with her last dance before she loses her star attraction.

joyce and jim
About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.


Where are you from?
I was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Moved to Chicago. Then to Minnesota and then to North Carolina. I’m not really sure where I’m from anymore.

Tell us your latest news?
I have a new mystery series starting in December, Spell Booked. I’ve written eight books this year.

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing novels when I was 14. I had written poetry since I was about nine. I don’t know why I started. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. It just got more organized and bigger as I went along.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I thought I was a writer when I was nine. Being an author is so different than being a writer. A lot more work.

What inspired you to write your first book?
I wrote my first novel because I read War and Peace and I thought I could do a better job.

Do you have a specific writing style?
Not one that I can tell.

How did you come up with the title?
Bewitching Boots is the name of the boot shop in Renaissance Faire Village where the man who claims to have elf magic makes his boots and sandals.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes! Have fun. Believe in something besides science and math. Live in other worlds.

What would you like my readers to know?
I think writers write about magic to explain the real magic in the world. We want people to know that there is magic, and that they should look for it in their lives.

 Author Links
Purchase Link
Tour Participants
August 5 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
August 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review
August 7 – readalot blog - Review
August 8 – deal sharing aunt – Interview, Giveaway
August 9 – a chick who reads – Review
August 10 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
August 11 – Bea’s Book Nook – Review
August 12 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview
August 13 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
August 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review
August 14 – Victoria’s Pages of Romance – Guest Post
August 15 – Back Porchervations – Review
August 15 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post
August 16 – Brooke Blogs – Review
August 17 – Teresa Trent Author Site – Interview
August 18 – Community Bookstop – Review
August 19 – Cicero’s Children – Interview
August 20 – dru’s book musings – Guest Post
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  1. I appreciate the effort eight books take. I love your different series. They are enjoyable and now I have my 88 year old Mom reading them. Thank you for this giveaway.

  2. I appreciate the effort eight books take. I love your different series. They are enjoyable and now I have my 88 year old Mom reading them. Thank you for this giveaway.

  3. I love that this is set at a Renfaire. I go to one every year and I've never read a book involving one.

  4. Nice Setting for a cozy mystery.

  5. Interesting twist adding a possible supernatural twist in this book. Actually, now that I think about it aren't there monks that may have a little supernatural ability?

  6. If you tweet, you can get 28 points. If you don't, you can get a whole lot less.

  7. I'm a huge fan of Joyce & Jim & totally loved Bewitching Boots!

  8. I have read several of your series and especially enjoyed your garden series. I have not read any of this one.

  9. I love Joyce and Jim Lavene's books! This one looks like another winner!

  10. This looks like another great book from Joyce and Jim. Thanks for the contest.

  11. congrats & continued success!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  12. I was doing a happy dance reading this book even without a pair of Bill's 'bewitching' boots! :O)

  13. This looks great, i love the cover too, and thank you for the really great giveaway

  14. wow kind of sound like a fairy tail.Cool

  15. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.