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Finding the Magic

Finding the Magic

By Tricia Copeland
What makes you love a book? I find my favorite stories are those where I'm crying with the MC, celebrating their victories, and screaming at their missteps. Welcome to Finding the Magic.

I’ll be sharing fun content about books, characters, and authors. My favorite titles are in the fun and inspiring romance, fantasy, and dystopian genres. But I’ll be bringing you reading ideas from many different places, like lake side and beach reads, most favorite loves stories of all time, and most outrageous books written. Find me and intro to my books at linktr.ee/triciacopeland.
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S1 E19 With Guest Author L.B. Carter

Finding the Magic

S1 E19 With Guest Author L.B. Carter

Finding the Magic

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S1 E27 with Guest Author Kris Faryn
Kris Faryn writes YA and adult urban fantasy and fantasy suspense with all YA appropriate titles. She also writes suspense and psychological thrillers under Christina Delay. Find her books here: Kris Faryn Author, Dark Fantasy and Supernatural Suspense Ordinary Lives | Supernatural Destinies | krisfaryn.com Also writing as Christina Delay Author, Suspense and Psychological Thrillers Difficult Pasts | Extraordinary Futures | christinadelay.com
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September 14, 2021
S1 E26 With Guest Author Monique Singleton
About Monique Singleton USA Today Best selling Author Monique Singleton writes compelling stories that mix fantasy with realistic psychological suspense and unique insights into the mind of the main characters. As the daughter of a British soldier and his Dutch wife, Monique was born in an English military hospital in Germany. The family toured the world where she was exposed to different cultures in many countries. Finally settling down in the Netherlands she pursued a career in Art and later in ICT. About six years ago Monique started to put the scenes she had running around in her head, down to paper. Scenes led to a story, the story to a book, and the first book to a series. In addition to her writing, Monique still holds down a full-time job as a business consultant. She lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in the south of Holland with her two sloppy monster dogs, some horses, and a cat. The cat is the boss. https://www.facebook.com/moniquesingletonauthor/ https://www.instagram.com/moniquesingletonauthor/ https://www.bookbub.com/authors/monique-singleton https://moniquesingleton.com https://twitter.com/singletonauthor/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15394442.Monique_Singleton https://www.amazon.com/Monique-Singleton/e/B06Y44KGP9
38:02
September 6, 2021
S1 E25 Guest Author L.L. Hunter
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 50 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author.  She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Find L.L. Hunter on Goodreads at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6559537.L_L_Hunter Or on social media on Instagram & Facebook @llhunter, and Twitter and Tiktok @llhunterbooks
30:06
August 31, 2021
S1 E24 Interview with Guest Author Aaron Frale
More about Aaron... Good times and hope for a better future.  Maybe some fun time travel adventures or interdimensional travelers. A  toddler stuck in a barbarian and his mom in a halfling. "Comedy and" is  my jam. When not writing, I can be found teaching, podcasting Aaron's  Horror Show, and screaming while playing guitar for the band Spiral.  Life has brought my wife, myself, and my son to Montana, where we reside  at the moment. Find Aaron and his books at: https://www.amazon.com/Aaron-Frale/e/B00J329YGW
33:06
August 24, 2021
S1 E23 Guest Author P.M. Hernandez
P.M. Hernandez lives in Virginia but travels the globe, finding inspiration in the colorful, mysterious, and sometimes spooky corners of it. More information about her books, where to buy them, and how to connect with her on social media can be found at pmhernandez.com, a world where gargoyles take flight, aliens visit Earth, and magic is real.
31:36
August 17, 2021
S1 E22 Interview with Guest Author Susan James Pierce
International Bestselling Author Susan James Pierce writes Paranormal and Sci-if Romance novels, and they all have the same thing in common: The characters' love defies all odds. Her "unputdownable" stories will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Enjoy the ride! Love Contemporary Romance? Check out her books under Susan Pierce. LINKS: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2vOnYbr Facebook: https://bit.ly/3bnYVeu Twitter: https://bit.ly/2UEhAfp TikTok: https://bit.ly/3plekE4 Pinterest: https://bit.ly/2IrIQLZ Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2s1S851 Booksprout: https://bit.ly/3djlQLR Website: www.sjpiercebooks.com
33:24
August 10, 2021
S1 E21 - The least favorite character explained
Alena is a vampire-witch hybrid from my Kingdom Journals young adult urban fantasy series. I get lots of comments on her personality and I wanted to explain why I wrote her character the way I did. Listen in and let me know your thoughts.
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August 3, 2021
S1 E20 Interview with Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin lives in a possibly haunted house in a small southern town. While she'd like to say paranormal things have only happened to her at her home, it would be a lie... She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and an international #1 best selling author in horror, paranormal, contemporary, historical, young adult, and mysteries. All of Kelly's books have one thing in common-- imagine the real world is tilted slightly on its side. You don't really know what's going on, what's missing, but there is a tilt, a hum you can barely hear, telling you that something is off. Email Kelly Martin at kelly @kellymartinbooks.com (no spaces). Visit her website at www.kellymartinbooks.com and find us next year at https://www.utopiacon.com/. 
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July 27, 2021
S1 E19 With Guest Author L.B. Carter
L.B. Carter is a multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author, bookworm, scientist, and cat-mom with a penchant for sarcasm and puns, an adoration about alliteration, and a fox obsession. Her books are a mix of haunting paranormal urban fantasy, gripping suspense, chilling horror, and dark humor with a dash of light romance. Expect unique contemporary twists on magical lore told by quirky anti-heroes, and cliffhangers that keep you reaching for the next book. Curled up in front of a winter fire under fairy lights with a book, a cup of spiced hot chocolate, something she’s baked, and her snuggly orange lap-cat is her happy place. Like the fox in her favorite book, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, L.B. believes what’s important to the heart is not seen with the eyes… but sometimes visible with imagination. Find her at LBCarter.com or linktr.ee/lbcarterauthor.
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July 21, 2021
S1 E18 Interview with Paranormal and Romance Author Sandy Goldsworthy
Sandy Goldsworthy was raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, blocks from the rocky shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, she fantasized about becoming an author. She jotted story lines in spiral notebooks and drew images of characters that never came to life. Her passion for putting pen to paper began when her high school English teacher inspired her to be more descriptive in her work. Ever since, Sandy dabbled in creative writing, searching for that perfect shade of red and that character you want to get to know. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Sandy is the YA author of the paranormal romance series, The Afterworld Saga. She spends her days managing corporate client programs, and her nights and weekends drafting new plot lines in spiral notebooks. Sandy and her husband have two children and reside in southeastern Wisconsin with their energetic English Mastiff. Learn more at www.sandygoldsworthy.com. Website: http://www.SandyGoldsworthy.com Facebook (Author Page): https://www.facebook.com/authorsandygoldsworthy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgoldsworthy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandygoldsworthy/ Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sandy-goldsworthy Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Goldsworthy/e/B00O75C3QI?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1621090157&sr=8-1 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sandygoldsworth/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8319966.Sandy_Goldsworthy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgoldsworthy
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July 13, 2021
S1 E17 With visionary sci-fi author Catherine Greenall
Catherine began her career as a chemist and is an environmentalist committed to using her writing to make a difference to the way people treat others, animals, and the environment. She has a masters degree in chemistry and turned to writing after a long career as a government scientist. She always loved to write stories as a child and feels blessed to be able to spend more time writing now. Her Quirk of Destiny trilogy is based on actual science and imagines a world where toxic food has caused a deadly disease, where there are corrupt power systems, and mutants with strange powers caused by the sickness. You can find Catherine at https://linktr.ee/CatherineGreenall and https://youtu.be/CwtfyCSQPE8.
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June 30, 2021
S1 E16 Interview with Romance Author Nellie K. Neves
Nellie is a self-proclaimed country girl from Northern, California, USA. When she's not writing or reading, she can typically be found baking up a new culinary delight in the kitchen, possibly barefoot while singing show tunes. Sometimes she's even on key. She grew up around horses and other farm animals and enjoys long conversations with her chickens on her small ranch. Nellie loves kickboxing, dancing and jogging, and all of these tend to weasel into her writing one way or another. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012 and vowed to leave no regrets. She's a warrior and advocate for research into MS and other auto immune diseases. Nellie feels awareness is equally important. Most evenings are spent as a wife and mother, watching the sunset and dreaming of a character's next adventure. You can find Nellie here: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Nellienevesauthor Instagram:nellieknevesauthor Twitter: (though I am rarely there) Website: www.nellieknevesauthor.com
32:36
June 22, 2021
S1 E15 with fantasy author Christian Andreo
Interview with young adult fantasy author Christian Andreo. You can find Christian and his books at www.christianandreo.com. Get a free download on his website! Seriously, you have to see these amazing covers! Your Free Book is Waiting.... Akane  has accepted she is nothing. Until she happens upon a dying demigod in  the forest, and for once, perhaps for the first time, she chooses  herself. ​Over  twelve hundred years later, Akane is oath-bound to protect the most  powerful mortal in history, the witchlord Ethan Mettles. All is not well  in the House of Mettles nor with any of the remaining witchlords.  Hunted by the Church and exterminated as a threat to God and humanity,  these crumbling pillars of magic cling furiously to their remaining  power and to their fragile allegiances. The Mettles family stands at the  center of it all. ​Now,  the Balance is poised to shift once more with the birth of Ethan's  daughter, a prize more valuable than any amount of power, and a birth  that will weaken Akane considerably. With the Houses upon the razor's  edge of war, Akane must discover who has infiltrated the family, who can  be trusted, and how to protect the child before she no longer can. ​Will  Akane uncover the plot to bring down House Mettles? Or will she have to  sacrifice everything and rewrite her fate once more?
36:25
June 15, 2021
S1 E14 Interview with fantasy author SF Benson
Listen in as we geek out about vampires, succubus, and many more supernatural characters SF creates. SF Benson is the author of the paranormal suspense series, The Spell Caster Diaries. Although she knows everything about Falls Creek, New York and the supernaturals living there, she resides with her husband and daughter in a suburb north of Atlanta. When she’s not writing about strong heroes and heroines conquering the odds, she spends her time either reading romance and fantasy novels or binge-watching her favorite DC Universe shows or Marvel movies. Without further ado, listen in as I talk books, characters, and reading with SF Benson. You can find her at https://www.authorsfbenson.com/, https://linktr.ee/authorsfbenson, and https://www.instagram.com/authorsfbenson/. Happy listening and don't forget to find the magic!
32:54
June 8, 2021
S1 E13 Interview with fantasy author Carlyle Labuschagne
Carlyle is a multi-genre author published by CHBB and Fire Quill publishing. She is currently writing in the dark fantasy genre (YA) but also has titles in contemporary romance, sci-fi, and dystopian genres. You can find Carlyle at https://www.facebook.com/carlyleL/ and https://carlylelabuschagnebooks.com/. More from Carlyle... I don’t limit myself to just one calling. I am in love with life and  extremely grateful  to be human. We are all capable of greatness, we  just have to choose it. I am a writer, a leader,  a dream chaser. I love  to travel, because life is all about experiencing what we have been  gifted. I thrive on helping others. I shine because I want everyone to  shine with me. Befriend me and together we can make a difference. Trees  are miracle creatures – save them, love them, grow them – they are our  saving grace. Being Impulsive and indecisive can be chaotic and messy,  but to me it means being lead by my heart. Mistakes and failures are  great achievements that lead to growth and strength. Gratitude is your  magic ticket to life. “Never sacrifice who you are, it’s in the dark times that the light comes to life.” I love how she says we are all capable of greatness! It matches so well with my believe that we all have magical qualities!
27:22
June 2, 2021
S1 E12 Interview with guest fantasy author Kat Stiles
Hosting my first guest author, Kat Stiles, USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy. More from Kat on her website at https://katstiles.com/. Here's a note from Kat... I’m a writer who wrote some books. Groundbreaking, isn’t it? Anyway,  this is my website, feel free to look around. My links are up top –  check out my YA Paranormal Romance series Connected, if you’re into  super powers, first love and telepathic serial killers. If you prefer  adult paranormal, and don’t mind profanity with both geeky and sexy  situations, then check out my Modified series. Like cyborgs and  shapeshifters? Check out my Enhanced Series. And if science-y vampires  are more your speed, then you’ll like The Vampire Cure series. Read my  frightfully witty blog posts about writing, reading, horror, and other  random topics. Follow me on Twitter or hit me up on Facebook,  those are the two social platforms I frequent the most. Or check out my  pins on Pinterest. Oh and make sure you sign up for my newsletter –  you’ll get my creepy horror short story, More Than a Crush, and Spliced, an Enhanced series prequel that sells for .99 cents. Plus you’ll be automatically entered into my giveaways. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
37:52
May 25, 2021
S1 E11+ Summer is Coming - Great Summer Reads
Highlighting 5 titles with summer themes.
12:13
May 19, 2021
S1 E11 To be a Fae Queen Chapter 2 Conclusion
The conclusion to chapter 2 of To be a Fae Queen finds Titania returning from the army's defeat of the kobold. She is terrified her father is dead when they address her as Queen.
13:28
May 12, 2021
S1 E10 To be a Fae Queen reading Chapter 2
Today I'm highlighting a special artist who inspires me as well as continuing my reading of To be a Fae Queen with chapter 2. Can Titania help her father's army defeat the evil kobold who threaten their realm?
38:37
May 5, 2021
S1 E9 To be a Fae Queen Chapter 1
Sharing the first chapter of my new fantasy release, To be a Fae Queen.
32:01
April 28, 2021
S1 E8 - Chapter 1 of Kingdom of Embers
Kingdom of Embers is the first in Tricia's YA urban fantasy series. The audiobook is narrated by Amy Deuchler.
51:04
April 21, 2021
S1 E7 Sneak Preview of Kingdom of War Audiobook
The story of production of audiobooks for my young adult urban fantasy series, the Kingdom Journals. Plus, a sneak preview of the finale book, Kingdom of War read by narrator Dan Delgado, due out in June 2021.
36:58
April 14, 2021
S1 E6 Second Chance Romance
April is Second Chance Month and we're talking about the second chance romances.
04:58
April 7, 2021
S1 E5 Backstory for To be a Fae Queen
I never thought I would write about faeries.... the story of how the idea for my novel, To be a Fae Queen, formed and grew into a 108k book.
10:42
March 31, 2021
S1 E4 History of Vampire in Literature
Vampires first appeared in literature in 1816 with John Polidori's The Vampyre. Since then there have been countless renditions and variations on the story and traits of vampires. In this episode I talk about all the major vampire literature and review my urban fantasy take on vampires found in the Kingdom Journals series.
11:08
March 24, 2021
S1 E3 Spring Break Reading List
In this episode I have a list and description for the top 10 romances of all time as well as the top psychological thrillers. 
13:43
March 17, 2021
S1 E2 My author journey & Most Antcipated Reads of 2021
A brief recap of my author journey, books, and my most anticipated reads of 2021.
13:20
March 10, 2021
S1 E1 Finding the Magic Podcast Intro
Discover what you'll find in this show, Finding the Magic.
01:31
March 3, 2021