It’s odd how things can change perception.

You can also find me at Silken Sheets and Seduction today.

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An odd thing happened the other day. Someone called round to see me and brought with them their latest book purchases.

The BooksTo say I was surprised when they opened the bag and put the books on my table is a huge understatement. I had to sit down for a minute or two and then I picked one of them up. I’d not seen what they looked like in print and was very pleased with the quality of the books.

A series of flashbacks of all that went into the creation of these three paperbacks hit me. There were so many experiences and each of them meant a great deal to me and to others who worked on the books with me, crit partners, editors, cover artists and the publisher. The impact of seeing print copies hit me with much more force than I thought it might. I hadn’t imagined I’d feel that way at all.

I like ebooks, I like the kindle as its so lightweight to use, except I wouldn’t recommend reading in the bath. 🙂 But to hold a print copy of three of my books was a special experience.

Has the experience changed how I feel about writing? No, not a bit. I write the stories because they are in my head and I love the process of writing. I do think it has changed my expectations a little. I enjoy having ebooks published and I am hoping to have other books in print as well as in ebook format.

You can read the first chapter of each of these three stories for free if you click on the My Books link in the bar that runs at the top of the page. If you like what you see then you can buy the books as ebooks or in print.

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iTunes http://apple.co/1IN2oP2

Thanks for reading

Daisy Banks

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Tuesday Treat from Marked for Magic.

nice strawberry ladyWelcome to Tuesday Treat and today I am offering you a short excerpt from

Marked for Magic.

MarkedForMagic-1This morning, with his concentration on the scrying to come, the glamour had failed. For the first time in two days, she did not appear old, gray-haired, and warty as she stood in the light spilling in from the clean window. This morning she was the sun-kissed, fair fae who had knocked on his door. Not only did she glow, lovely as a dew shimmered lily, but the new gown clung to her lithe body. The wide skirt spread down from her hips in a sweep to the floor. The bodice, pulled skintight by her lacings, outlined her body in detail. Each rounded breast stood ripe like a summer apple, ready for plucking.
“I didn’t expect it to look like that, Sparrow.” He rose from the chair, crossed the room in three swift steps, took her hand, and, unable to resist, bowed.
The pink blush on her cheek beckoned his finger to stroke over the heat. If he didn’t get her out of here now, no question about it, Lord Farel would wait a long time for his arrival at the castle.
Instead of traveling there, he’d spend the morning in the delightful exploration of the sweet, soft curves outlined by the clinging red wool. His mouth grew dry and he couldn’t swallow. Closer now, she smelled fresh, like the woods after rain, and try as he might, he could not dismiss her appeal to his senses.
“Do you like it?”
“Yes, Sparrow, you look like a queen. Lady Cassandra will adore you.” He cast about for any other thought but Nin.

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Tomorrow Erin Fanning will be my guest blogger. On Thursday 21st of May I will reveal my new cover, for Christmas Carols at my facebook page:

Facebook http://on.fb.me/18iRC35 And next week blog posts here will be back to normal with Blooming Lovely Monday, Tuesday Treat and Time for Tarot.

Thanks for reading.

Daisy Banks.

Marked for Magic visits Eva LeFoy

MarkedForMagic-1Today my Marked for Magic Tour visits with my friend Eva LeFoy.

Do drop by and enjoy.

Your taste of palmistry today is all about one of the types of patterns you might find in you finger prints. To see these clearly you will probably have to do a proper print on paper using ink.

The Loop

The loop is the most common type of finger print. It looks, like a wave. A loop shows the individual to have an agreeable, easy-going and adaptable mindset. People with a lot of loops get on well with everyone. If you have a set of them, you are very adaptable to new social situations. A sociable individual you enjoy connecting with others.

I’d love to know if you have a set of loops or perhaps just one finger with a loop pattern. It’s not uncommon to have a mixed set of prints. I’ll tell you about some of the others soon.

Thanks for reading.

Daisy Banks

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Marked for Magic is at thewholeshebang today.

MarkedForMagic-1Thanks for stopping by. Today my Marked for Magic tour is visiting

www.thewholeshebangsite.wordpress.com

http://wp.me/p35EQx-eS

Please allow for time zone differences.

Do drop by and enjoy a spot of palmistry and an excerpt from Marked for Magic.

A little palmistry for you.

Today I am looking at what are sometimes called affection lines or marriage lines. Some readers refer to them as sexuality lines but I don’t think that’s quite right. These are markers of important life changing connections in my view.

You might need a magnifying glass to find these as sometimes they are difficult to spot. Turn your palm so you are looking at the percussion edge. Just below your Mercury finger, the little finger, you will find one or two, maybe three or four horizontal lines. These illustrate the important serious relationships in you life. They usually marriages or partners with whom you will live and share life. If you have one deep clear line you will have a very happy serious relationship with someone, two lines similar but two serious relationships, and so on. If the line is broken it usually means the relationship will end in some way.

I love to know more about palms. Take a peek and see if you have affection or marriage lines and it they are right so far in your life.

Thanks for reading

Daisy Banks

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Marked for Magic visits Cindy Fazzi

MarkedForMagic-1

Today Marked for Magic visits the blog and face book page of the talented author Cindy Vazzi.

Do stop by and say hello.

http://cindyfazzi.com/2015/05/12/romance-author-daisy-banks-explains-how-rejection-can-help-writers/#more-1180

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cindy-Fazzi/779654065440439

Palmistry for today.

Rascettes or bracelets.

 Rascette or bracelet lines are one of the minor lines on the hand which give information about wealth, health, and travel.  The rascettes are the rings between the wrist and the palm. Parallel and clearly marked rascettes are said to mean a healthy, wealthy, long and peaceful life. Chain like top rascettes means ultimate happiness after a difficult life. Most people have two racscettes some lucky people have three. It ias said each rascette stands for between 23 to 28 years of life but I have to say I haven’t researched that myself.

Take a peek and see how many racettes you have.

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Marked for Magic visits Flossie Benton Rogers.

MarkedForMagic-1My Marked for Magic blog tour continues today with a visit to Flossie Benton Rogers. Come find me here and also take a peek at Flossies latest amazing story.

http://flossiebentonrogers.com/blog/

Please allow for time zone differences.

Something new for you too. Today a new feature starts at Silken Sheets and Seduction.

Six lines of sultry sexiness. I’ve just added mine. Do check this feature out.

sultrysatsnipa

Main Palm linesAnd finally, a bit of palmistry for you.

Take a look at you little finger, the pinky as some call it. Is the finger straight or does it curve toward your Apollo finger, the ring finger? Those with curved little fingers are more likely to take a gamble and more likely to have the gift of the gab, they can also be economical with the truth when it suits them. Let me know if you have this feature.

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Marked for Magic visits Sotia Lazu.

MarkedForMagic-1Today my Marked for Magic Tour is visiting with the amazing and talented author

Sotia Lazu.

You can find me here.

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There is a little palmistry and an excerpt from Marked for Magic for you to enjoy.

Palmistry tip for today.

Knotty knuckles. Take a peek at your knuckles. Are they smooth and delicate or a bit lumpy and bumpy? If they are prominent and a bit knotty this usually means you have a philosophical kind of mind, your instincts and intellect work well together.

Do let me know if you have those kind of knuckles.

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