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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Talisman by Colleen Charles ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Sweet Paranormal Romance)


Just one kiss to break the spell...

That's all she needs.

Cursed by a jealous witch, Penelope DeLacroix's spells are all going wrong and backfiring, creating havoc in town. The vengeful witch won't quit until she has all of Penelope's powers. And all it will take is one perfect, heartfelt kiss from Penelope's one true love to put an end to all this turmoil.

The only problem? Penelope has no idea that Dr. Lucas Collier, the compassionate local veterinarian, is in love with her. Nor does he know that she's in love with him. They're both too stupid to figure it out.

But I know.

And I have to do something about it.

But what can I do?

I'm only her cat.

What?

Every witch has a cat.

I'm hers.

I'm Talisman.

And I'm going to fix this.



Just who is the Colleen Charles person anyway? Good question! I’m the oldest of two, born and raised in rural Minnesota. My only sister is seven years younger. I’m no stranger to open land, nature and the incredible animals who live there. Nothing's better than spotting wildlife, the smell of the clean, crisp air, and playing with my horses. Horse smell to me is like crack.

I studied English in college but I always wanted to be an editor and not a writer. Now, I'm the writer but I love my editor Lynette more than life because I know how hard she works making my books better. And, making ME better. Besides, she's my biggest cheerleader and one of my favorite people in this world.

There’s a piece of me and my life in every single book I write. For example, much of my #1 Sports Romance, Closing The Gap and #1 Paranormal Romance and #1 Romance Short, Talisman take place in the south of Arizona, my favorite state and where I plan to move in the new few years. My friends and family know they'll end up in a book in some form but they love it and think it's cool (as long as the names are changed to protect the innocent).

I swear too much, am addicted to espresso and sour cream, and take too many photos of Nigel, Ashby, Bingham and Finley (my writing muses who are with me every day). I’m a Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master and award winning singer. I once sang the National Anthem at a college basketball game. Most importantly, I'm so gosh darn happy, I can barely contain myself. The highlight of any great day is when I hear from you and I answer every message personally.

I see my relationships with my readers as a growing friendship and I hope you do too! I couldn’t do any of this without your support and encouragement.

Much Love,
Colleen
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I trotted around the house as fast as I could and rang the doorbell before I realized I had forgotten an extremely important fact. The most important fact of all. When one morphs in to human form and they aren’t wearing any clothes, then they aren’t wearing any clothes. That’s right folks. Standing buck naked at the front door with Penelope three feet from swinging the door open and Amelia hot on her heels. I was just going to have to go with it. Just as Penelope flipped the dead bolt, I noticed the American flag flying proudly on the front porch.

George Washington and all our founding fathers, please forgive a desperate cat for what he’s about to do.

I ripped the flag down and off its wooden pole just in time to wrap it around my waste so Penelope wouldn’t see my, er … assets. I’d seen them before and they were spectacular. Poor Dr. Luke couldn’t possibly be as well-endowed as I was. It had to be at least five inches.

“Ami,” she said as she swung the door wide. “There’s a present on the doorstep and it’s not even Christmas.”

Ami skidded up behind her and then peered at me through the space between Pen’s arm and rib cage.

“Hmm …,” she said as her brown eyes got as wide as saucers. “It’s a great present and its wrapping is so unique, so … patriotic.”

Pen motioned for me to step over the threshold and in to the foyer as she spoke, “I think it’s time I know your name, mystery man. Also, what do you want with me and why do you keep appearing at the strangest times. Almost like you know when I need you.”

Shoot. I didn’t have an answer to that question. Because, I didn’t have an answer to anything. I blew by both of them, not only because I didn’t have the gift of speech to make small talk but because I was on a time constraint. I’d already wasted five minutes getting clad in my USA team gear and using the front door.

As I trotted in to the living room and picked up the book of love spells, I hitched the flag up around my flanks and made sure it was secure. I didn’t want to flash them a glimpse of my perfectly round behind. That view would ruin Penelope for anyone else.

I opened the book and slapped it down on the engraved coffee table. The one that Pen adored because it had been handed down for generations. Her grandma had just presented it to her for her twenty-fifth birthday. As I shuffled through the pages to find the one I wanted, the one at the beginning, Ami reached me and peered around me.

I pointed, hard until my finger was white from the effort of pressing against the page. She read it over a few times and then looked at me in confusion.

“Hot guy,” she said. “I have no idea what you’re trying to tell me.”

    


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Colleen Charles is the pen name of Tami Stark, #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon.
After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I'd always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I'm the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don't miss the corporate world. It's been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn't right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let's just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It's sad but true.
Here's what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.
I've never worked so hard in my life but it doesn't even feel like work. It's worth it. All of it. Because it's about the joy that's found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend ... that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

I love to hear from my readers and answer all communications personally.


      

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97 comments :

  1. What book do you wish you could have written?

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    1. There are too many to mention. I'm reading Porn Star right now and really loving it.

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. The last time I laughed out loud was during carpool karaoke with Gwen Stefani.

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  4. I can't wait to read this! I just bought my copy :). Thanks for sharing

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    1. I hope you love it. Thanks for the support!

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  5. Thank you for the excerpt & Giveaway

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  6. Talisman sounds like a fun read ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

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  7. I like the cat being the one who is able to solve the curse. I'm curious to find out how the cat does it and gets this pair together.

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  8. Love this type of romance books. This book does sound really great. Thanks so much.

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    1. Actually, it's more of a romantic comedy :).

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  10. Hello and thanks again for the chance to win

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  11. I love witch stories. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. I really liked the description and excerpt of "Talisman." Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  13. Look forward to reading your book and keep up the great work.

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  14. I really like the cover art, it's not cheesy looking.

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  15. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  16. This sounds like a great series! I'm really excited to read this!

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  17. I love Talisman the cat already. I will be excited to read how Talisman deals with his witch and her friend.

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  18. Good luck with the book and thanks for the chance.

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  19. Thank you for the excerpt & Giveaway

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  20. Enjoyed the excerpt-thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I appreciate everyone's kind words today. It's been a pleasure meeting all of you!

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  22. Sounds like a great read - thanks for the giveaway

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  23. What is your inspiration for writing?

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  24. I appreciate everyone's kind words today. It's been a pleasure meeting all of you!

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  25. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  26. Looks like an interesting book ;)

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  27. Looks like an interesting read!

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  28. I love paranormal fiction. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. This sounds like a fun read. Who can resist a talking cat?

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  30. read the excerpt thanks for your giveaway

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  31. This sounds like a great book!
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    Ashley C

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  32. This sounds fun! I love the cat narrator.

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  33. I love the fact that the book is from the cat's point of view.

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  34. really like the cover

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  35. Looking forward to this book Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  36. Looks like a fun one to read at the beach this summer.

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  37. Great idea on a giveaway to let winner choose the prize they'd like.

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  38. Do you enjoy writing psychological thrillers?

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  39. There's nothing worse than being cursed by a jealous witch. Ask me how I know this, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. It's nice that you are doing what you love now. Good for you!

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  41. Thank you for the excerpt! Good luck with the release!

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  42. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

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  43. I wish my vet was in love with me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  45. I'm in love with my local vet too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Best of luck to you on your book and the tour.

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  47. when you get writer's block what do you do to get back writing?

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  48. Looks like a fun read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. I am looking froward to reading!!

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  50. love the excerpt! What is at the top of your bucket list?

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  51. This looks to be a fun summer reading time!

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  52. The excerpt made me laugh with the cat now turned human using the flag to cover up. Talisman definitely appears to be a fun read for this summer.

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  53. Keep writing....#MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

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  54. It is supposed to be a rainy day-in other words, a great day to read!

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  55. Summer is such a great time to read a fabulous book that transports you to another world.

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  56. Sounds like the cat in the story definitely has some ideas about his person, and is trying to figure out how to make things happen!

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  57. Just wanted to wish everyone a safe Holiday weekend.

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  58. I think my wife would love this book

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  59. Good luck with your tour. The excerpt is an interesting read.

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  60. really like the cover

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  61. A cat that match makes! A lot of crazy stuff is sure to go on in this fun story!

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