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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: IGNITE THE SHADOWS BY SOUTHERN MAGIC AUTHOR INGRID SEYMOUR @INGRID_SEYMOUR

Ignite the Shadows

Young Adult

Ignite

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.

Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.

Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.

She’s infected

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ABOUT Ingrid Seymour

Ingrid Seymour writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror. When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out.

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Southern Magic Blogfest! #Southern Magic #Blogfest #Sylvia Day

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September 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014

For the month of September, Southern Magic celebrates their Readers Luncheon being held November 1 in Birmingham, AL. NYT bestselling author Sylvia Day is the keynote speaker. Come and visit ​their blog at http://www.romancemagicians.blogspot.com. Each post will be giving away a book or gift card! At the end of the blogfest, a grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire HD will be picked from everyone who comment during the month and be announced September 30. To register for the luncheon, go to http://southernmagic.org/luncheon.html. Each attendee will receive a bag of books and author swag, sit at a table with one or two published authors, and opportunities to win baskets full of goodies.

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Southern Magic Readers Luncheon by Alicia Coleman

The Southern Magic Readers Luncheon was a great event.   My mother and I attended.  We arrived early to get our swag bag.  We moved to another area to await entrance to the hall where the Luncheon was held.

Readers were encourage to sit at the table with their favorite authors.  My mom and I sat at the table with  my fellow members of Southern Magic and published authors, Kerry Freeman and Fred Arceneaux.  Many door prizes and baskets were awarded to  registrants and raffle ticket holders.  The meal was served as  Milestone  and recognitions were award to such authors as Christy Reece/Ella Grace, Naima Simone, Jennifer Echols, Kathy Bone, M. V. Freeman, Kira Sinclair, Kerry Freeman, Bonnie Gardner, Debra Glass, Suzanne Johnson, Debby Giusti and Susan Carlisle.

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dianna Love was the  Welcome Speaker.  She spoke on her life before writing. She also spoke about authors Ernest Hemingway and Emily Bronte receiving bad review on their work, but persevered to become highly respected writers.  Ms Love also introduced the Keynote Speaker.

Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times Best-Selling Author, took the podium.  She used her life as an example of life’s adversities and advised all-readers and writers alike-to never give up on your dreams.

Publisher’s Weekly Contributing Editor, Barbara Vey and Lou Anders of Pyr Books were special guests.

The Luncheon ended with book signings.  Approximately 38 authors participated.  The Luncheon was held Saturday, November 3, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Harbert Center.