Sara Daniel Romance Author: Magic Touch Giveaway Hop & Swag Bonanza

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Magic Touch Giveaway Hop & Swag Bonanza

The magic touch. If anyone has such a thing, it's Armanda Verdad, hero of The Wiccan Haus: Psychic Lies.

Armando, can you explain us who you are are how your "magic touch" works?
As the head of the Department of Truth-Finding for Syndicate (which is the government of the paranormal world for you humans out there), I have the truth-finding power. This means when I touch a person who is speaking, their words mentally play back in my head followed by the word “truth” or “lie.” If the person speaks a sentence that is half truth and half lie, my power will break it into parts so I know exactly what part is truth and which is a lie. This makes me a very useful investigator for the government in solving crimes and ferreting out those who aim to deceive our honest citizens.

What do you wish people would know about you?
I wish people understood how much I want to use my power for the greater good of keeping the Syndicate safe. It’s true that I don’t have Cyrus’s amazing retro-cog power, but I can still make a difference, and I intend to prove it by cracking this high-profile murder case before the police do. I’m following the victim’s lifebond Vetter to the Wiccan Haus. She’s definitely hiding something, and I’m going to figure out exactly what and bring her to justice.

I get the feeling you don’t believe you’re portrayed fairly in the media?
I have a problem with everyone believing the Department of Truth-Finding is not capable of solving crimes and protecting the Syndicate. Everyone constantly wants to compare me to Cyrus. It’s very frustrating to continually come up short.

What really pushes your buttons?
People not telling the truth, obviously. But aside from the big lies to cover up evil intentions, I don’t understand why people lie about insignificant things that don’t matter either way. How do I know which lies are worth digging into when everything that comes out of a person’s mouth is a lie?

Sounds like you need to relax a bit. Any ideas on how to go about that?
Well, if I’m lucky enough to have a woman to relax with, I enjoy a picnic with some exotic fruit, a variety of cheeses and a fine white wine. I’m not opposed to finishing the meal off with a nice massage or a swim in the lake (clothing *ah-hem* optional), but ultimately it’s whatever the lady wants. If she’s happy, then I’m relaxed.

Is the man on the cover of Psychic Lies a fair representation of you?
The man is definitely me, and the picture of the lake behind me is very nice, as well. But the cover itself is rather embarrassing. I’m the head of a government department. I need to be portrayed professionally, wearing my overcoat…or, at the very least, have my shirt buttoned.

What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is the Syndicate dissolving the Department of Truth Finding, so I’ll be forced to use my power to investigate cheating spouses and petty concerns. How does that serve the greater good?

Thank you, Armando, for sharing your thoughts. Good luck with that "magic touch." I have a feeling you're going to need every bit of magic to have a chance with Fiona.

Psychic LiesFiona must keep her ability to read minds during sex a secret from those determined to exploit her, especially a sexy truth-finding investigator who needs her psychic power to save his job.

Fiona has spent her life hiding her sexual mind-reading power at the risk of being exploited by the government. Instead, she pretends to have life bond vetting powers like the rest of her family. When her fake power results in the death of an innocent woman, her life of lies unravels and she retreats to the Wiccan Haus.

Armando is the head of the Department of Truth-Finding for the Syndicate. To prove his unit’s worth to the government, he follows Fiona to the Wiccan Haus to expose her as an infiltrator of an enemy faction. The truth about Fiona is even more valuable to his people and his career.

Fiona uses her power to seduce Armando and stop his plans to betray her. But nothing is strong enough to keep her from falling in love with this man whose power threatens to destroy her. Now she must trust him, not only with her life and her psychic lies, but also her heart.

I will be giving away a copy of Psychic Lies to one random person who leaves a comment telling me their favorite "magic touch" that they've read about. Or make up a magic touch that you'd like to see in a book! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter for updates on my latest books and contests. For extra Brownie points, like my page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and follow my blog here. Make sure to include your email address and your preferred file type (Kindle, Nook or pdf) in your comments. Contest is open internationally.

This Hop is hosted by author Kallysten and book blog Riverina Romantics. In addition to individual prizes provided on each blog, we are offering assorted swag to the first 100 participants who simply tell us they want some! See all details and sign up here.


  1. Thanks for participating in the hop!


  2. thank you for sharing in the hop!
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  3. I'd like to see the magic touch to teleport in a book...touch a place on a map and be able to orb there. I think that would be cool.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. Wow Caterine's idea is awesome, now to come up with my own LOL I know it has been done in books, but I love the touch of healing - it generally is just so darn cool. Thank you for participating in this fun hop.

  5. I have read a few stories with the power to heal, I like that power and reading about it.

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  6. I enjoyed Rachel Morgan from the Hollows written by Kim Harrison. Love the magic in those stories. Thanks for being in the blog hop.

  7. thanks
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  8. I like that Bella Swan from Twilight can put a shield up.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. My fave magic touch is one to heal people like in Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan but it comes with a price to the character as she absorbs the person's pain and injuries to herself. I also love mind reading that is one cool trick.
    Great giveaway.

  10. I haven't read too many books that have a magic touch...But I do love Leia Shaw's Series. I would be happy with being able to shift.

    I do love the Wiccan Haus series. I am a few books behind and need to do some catching up.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  11. How about the "touch" that could put you into your favorite book. Instead of pretending to be a part of the book, you actually were.....I could have some fun with that.


  12. definitely the ability to heal people

  13. I've read some great books with the ability to heal and to teleport.
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  14. id love to read about the ability to heal and fix broking objects just with touch would be awesome

    this book sounds awesome

    id love to if I win get it in kindle format

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  15. The magic touch of cleaning would be a good one

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  18. OMG, you guys, I'm a complete slacker! I love your ideas for magic touches -- healing, teleporting, and -- yes! -- cleaning!! Awesome stuff.

    The winner of Psychic Lies is Denise Z. Denise, I will be emailing you shortly! Congratulations! Thanks to everything for stopping by and commenting.