Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blog Tour: Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly

  • Blog Tour: Under Her Spell by Eliza Daily
  • Release Day Blitz: The Color Keepers by Catriona Crehan

Today we have Eliza Daily and her new book Under Her Spell on our blog!!
When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals.  But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself?  
Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance.  Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office.  The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business.  When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck, Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold.  Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business.
Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge.  If Reed doesn’t distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer.
Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?
Excerpt: Prologue
“A spell … ” Hope mused, then her face lit up. “If there’s a spell to attract a man to a woman, there must be one to repel women from a man. Right?”
“Spells shouldn’t involve negative energy. Sending out negative energy can cause it to return threefold. They aren’t intended to harm someone or make them do something against their will.” Jordan had drilled this into her head.
“I wouldn’t be making Kyle do anything against his will. I’d be warning women to stay away from him.”
Sounded borderline.
“Please,” Hope whined, picking a clump of batter from her long, wavy hair.
Monica let out a defeated groan. “All right.” Hope would never actually cast the spell anyway. When they were young, Hope refused to wear a Casper costume for Halloween because she didn’t believe in ghosts. She was closed-minded when it came to paranormal or New Age beliefs. And you had to truly believe in a spell for it to work.
Monica set down the bowl of salt and grabbed a pencil and pad of paper off her desk and handed them to Hope. “Write this down. It’s called,” she tapped a hot pink nail against her lip, “the dirtbag spell. Take one of Kyle’s socks, fill it with dirt, and add a photo of him. It’s critical you aren’t in the photo.” Monica paced, tightening the sash on her lavender silk robe. “Include something of his like … ”
“His new Rolex?”
Personally, Monica would list the watch on eBay and pray for a bidding war. But Hope, no matter how ticked off, was too timid to sell Kyle’s precious watch, and too frugal to risk damaging it by mixing it with dirt.
“That’s fine. Sew up the sock and bury it in your front yard. It’ll warn all women he’s adirtbag.”
Hope poised the pencil against her lower lip, reviewing the spell. “Don’t I have to say something when I bury it, like a chant?”
What happened to being spell ignorant?
“Bury it in the moonlight while saying … ” Monica scrambled for a few rhyming lines, “moonlight, glowing bright, warn all women in your sight, the man who lives in this house, is a dirtbag and a total louse."
“Perfect.” Hope sprang from the bed, looking inspired. “Kyle’s at work. I’m going over to the house right now to bury that sock.” She turned and marched out, a woman on a mission.
Monica nibbled nervously on her fingernail. Hope wouldn’t seriously go through with casting the spell, would she? A big part of spell casting was psychological, focusing all your energy on making something happen. Monica had never seen Hope look so determined, or vindictive. Hopefully, if she did cast the spell the negative energy didn’t return threefold.
What was the worst that could happen?

My Review: 

I LOVED this book!! I have to admit I was under a different impression of what the story line would be from reading the paranormal aspects of the title, but I am so glad I read it!! Under Her Spell is NOT about witchcraft, the characters believe in positive and negative "spells", but it is not the basis of this book.

Monica is a store owner of all tings romance and love. She has clients that pay her to create the most memorable romantic experiences ever... whether they are engagements, anniversaries, honeymoons,etc. She throws herself into her work of making sure their even is one to remember and one of a kind. he herself is still looking for her Mr. Right and has mixed a spell to bring him to her. Little does she know that her Mr. Right may not be wrapped in a perfect package to the T" how she wanted him.

Reed Walker is sex on legs... he is a sexy, successful, Alpha male who knows what he wants and goes for it. What could possibly be wrong with him??? Well, he is a high stakes divorce lawyer that has moved right next to Monica's little "love" store and advertises that marriage is a sentence and he can set you free. Monica despises and desperately wants him from the get go. She is set on making her business a successful one and believes she cannot do that with Reed and his anti-love firm next door. She is determined to get him to leave and he is determined to get her in bed. Their chemistry and them fighting against what we as readers all want to see happen is what makes this story such a great one.

Reed and Monica need each other and they just don't know it. They calm each other, bring out the best in each other, and have HAWT sexy love scenes!! I give Under Her Spell 4 stars on the knock my socks off scale!! I hope Eliza Daly will write another story to not only let us see where Reed and Monica go next, but also what happens to Hope!!
Author Bio
Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy.

You can find Eliza on the web at WebsiteFacebookTwitter and Goodreads.

Giveaway: Leave a comment with a valid email address for your chance to win a $20 Amazon or B & N Gift Card!!!

Tour Schedule:
April 22nd
- Reading Renee
April 23rd
- A Tasty Read Book Reviews
April 24th
- Busy Moms Book Reviews
April 25th
- Romancing the Readers
April 26th
- Crazy Four Books
April 29th
- Jellybean Arson
April 30th
- The Book World of Anne
May 1st
- Unwrapping Romance
May 2nd
- Reading is my Time Out
May 6th
- Romance Bookworm
May 7th
- Deal Sharing Aunt
May 8th
- SMI Book Club
May 9th
- Moms Reading Corner
May 10th
- Find Your Next Read

Checkout the release for  The Color Keepers by Catriona Crehan!
Expected Publication Date-May 1st

Hoping to have a good change and good ending to go with it, Emily, a 16- year-old girl from Ohio, has moved to sunny California. Moving to a new town can be scary, especially a new school. So when Sam, the most popular kid there, looks her way, she can’t believe this is happening to her.

Everything seems to be working out fine. That is, until her mother buys an enchanted mirror by mistake. Suddenly, Emily finds herself in a whole new world, full of talking animals, magic and more change than she was hoping for. With the help of her new crush, Sam, and her annoyingly goofy 12-year-old brother James, Emily sets out to save their world and ours.

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  1. Sounds like a great read!! Thank you for the giveaway!!! Email address:

  2. What a great review, thank you. The book sounds like a fun read.


  3. Thanks so much for the wonderful review and for spotlighting Under Her Spell on your blog!

  4. Thanks for posting this.This is awesome!!