It’s Got To Be Magic

Untitled designNovember is full of opportunities to observe, remember and celebrate special causes, events and people. Some of personal interest to me are National Radiologic Technology Week because I just received my Dental Radiology License and Veterans Day because I’m proud to have served.  Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to remember what we are grateful for… in the company of friends and family, while watching football and eating huge amounts of comfort food.

November is also National Novel Writing Month and November 1st is National Authors Day. For this reason, I’ll be featuring various authors over the next few days and throughout the month of November.

Today I’m delighted to welcome Meredith Bond as a guest on my blog. Show her some love!Untitled design (1)


There are some things in this world that, to me, just can’t be explained to my satisfaction. Science. Music. Medicine. Charisma.  How does a scientist come up with the connections she finds? How does she even know to look, let alone where to look?  How can a musician — trained or untrained — create something so beautiful it takes you away on a wind of sound and pleasure? Or conversely, create such noise you wonder how anyone could call that music — and yet, thousands do?

Do you ever stop to wonder how these people do these miraculous things? What about artists? Doctors? Mechanics, yes, mechanics! Anyone who can figure out how to take apart an engine and put it back together again and have it not only work, but work better is, to me, awe inspiring. How do they do that?

It’s got to be magic. There’s no other explanation that I can find.

In my mind, these magical people exist. They’re there all around us—a part of society, a part of history—helping us, moving the world along with medical and scientific advancement. Music, art and theatre. If you stop for just a minute and look, really look, you’ll see them. You’ll know.

But who are they? They’re called the Vallen (a Latin word meaning “Powerful”). They came to us during the time of King Arthur, Merlin and Morgan le Fey and they’ve been here ever since.

But with great power can come the opportunity for its mis-use. Those people are stripped of their powers (although, clearly, sometimes after it’s too late) by the high priestess who polices the Vallen. For centuries the seventh child in the line of Morgan le Fey held this role. For centuries, generation after generation this child became the high priestess.

Until Morgan was born. The seventh child of the seventh child in the seventh generation, destined to be the most powerful Vallen, to renew the powers of all the Vallen—which naturally diminishes with each generation.

But Morgan was a boy.

Will he have what it takes to become the most powerful Vallen? What will have to do to attain his destiny? The answer might shock you.

Set during the Regency period of England (early 19th century) Magic In The Storm is the story of what happens when the child destined to become the most powerful high priestess is born male.

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Meredith Bond‘s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget.

Merry has two independent children and a loving, supportive husband. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.

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About Sha Renée

Sha Renée is a native New Yorker who joined the US Navy right after high school. She now lives in New Jersey where she creates stories on the pages where duty, honor and passion unite. Sha loves meeting people and attends book-signing events and conferences whenever she can. She also enjoys networking with other writers and is a member of RomVets (military women and veterans who are writers), Liberty States Fiction Writers and Marketing for Romance Writers. She is also the creator and organizer of Emerging Authors of New Jersey. A true nature lover, Sha enjoys spending time outdoors, usually with a camera in her hands. She has a passion for motorcycles and sports cars and is a fan of auto racing, military air shows and The X Games – pretty much any high-speed activity involving wheels or wings. She hates cooking, loves music and believes every day should include a cup of hot coffee and a glass of chilled wine.
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2 Responses to It’s Got To Be Magic

  1. Pingback: Don’t Give Up–Ever | Meredith Bond

  2. Congratulations on receiving your license. Thank you for serving and May the Lord bless you abundantly. I will have to look into Meredith Bond.


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