Monday, October 28, 2013

WITCHIN' Book Party Giveaway: Test your Witch knowledge for a chance to win!


{This blog hop and contest are now closed, but feel free to take the Witch Quiz and test your knowledge!)

As my newest book deals with a WITCH, let's test your WITCH-y knowledge.


Take my 5 Question WITCH TEST ...then enter my WITCHIN' DRAWING to win 1 of 5 signed copies of ANY WITCH WAY, sent free to your door (US only), plus a little surprise...

1. YOU may be a WITCH...Do any of the following apply to you?
A. Are you female?
B. Do you live alone?
C. Do you own any pets (especially cats or dogs)
D. Have you ever argued with your neighbor?
E. Do you have any moles on your body?
    ANSWER: If you answered yes to any of the above, at one point in history, this could have placed you under suspicion of witchcraft!

    2. Followers of what religion might refer to themselves as 'witches'?
    A. Christianity
    B. Wicca 
    C. Muslim

    ANSWER: B--Wicca. Wicca is a religion based, in part, on ancient, northern European Pagan beliefs in a fertility Goddess and her consort, a horned God. My heroine, Lily, in ANY WITCH WAY, found out many of the notions she had about witches were wrong...lucky for her, she had an ancient, sexy hero for a tutor! Click here to see my book trailer in a new window.

    3. TRUE/FALSE: 
    The super sexy ritual "The Five-Fold Kiss" that appears in your book isn't a real thing in Wicca. You made it up to create a steamy love scene!

    ANSWER: False. 
    The Five Fold Kiss ritual does exist..but in practise, it's not as...sexy as in ANY WITCH WAY. It's more of a dedication ritual, and conducted with more pure intentions. Discovering the ritual during my research, I absolutely KNEW it would have to be a love scene in my novel--and so I took the real ritual and...well, steamed it up some. ;)

    4. A male witch is called a:
    A. Sorcerer
    B. Warlock
    C. Witch

    ANSWER: C--Witch.  The term 'warlock' is an insult from its original definition as "oath breaker."

    5. If a Wiccan performs magick to harm someone else (like a curse), what are the consequences?
    A. Since Wiccans are taught to do no wrong, they believe their evil curse will come back on them threefold.
    B. They get beheaded by their Goddess.
    C. Nothing. A Wiccan can use spells for good or evil without consequence.

    ANSWER: A--The curse will rebound on them threefold. My ancient hero, Joshua, was cursed because of an impulsive, ill-intended spell he cast. Part of his penance involves righting that wrong with Lily, who suffers from something far darker than a curse. Click here for my WICCAN-LY good book trailer!

    How'd you do? Post a comment below and be one of my winners for a brand, spanking new copy of ANY WITCH WAY, autographed and sent to you (US shipping only) with one of these adorable pens!







    Oh, don't forget to follow the Snarkology Paranormal Hop at the top of this blog for some amazinngly spooky fun and giveaways, plus you could WIN A $60 AMAZON GIFTCARD! Complete the rafflecopter below to enter for the Amazon gift card, and don't forget to comment to win a copy of my book!
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Thanks for stopping by--hope you had a WITCHIN' time...
    Happily My Ever After,
    Dylan

    P.S. Want to see my trailer for ANY WITCH WAY? Check it out here.

    54 comments:

    1. Don't forget to post a comment here for your chance to win! :)

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    2. I got all the questions right! :D I've studied a lot about witches . . . And for the first question I answered "yes" to A, C (I have cats.), and E. So I guess I'd be considered very suspicious. lol

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      1. Yay, you, Chrys! And now you're officially entered into my drawing for a FREE book. Sort of spooky how easy it was to be suspicious back then, eh? They were a little liberal on applying the noose around the necks of their neighbors...

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    3. I tried Wicca when I first left Christianity, but it didn't work for me :P Now I'm just a general ol' Pagan. I still want that broomstick pen though!

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      1. And of course I commented before I read the question I was supposed to answer :P I'd cast a spell to be published!

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      2. No worries, Rebecca. I would have entered you anyway for your comment. Glad you like my broom--I couldn't resist! :)
        Good luck!

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    4. I am such a witch. Thanks for reminding me, Dylan.

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      1. Darling, aren't we all?? But only in a good way...Thanks for stopping by! You are officially entered! :)

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    5. *cough* Me too. Hey, Dylan...You got your paperbacks!! Congrats! I have the ebook so you don't have to enter me. I love the pens. ;)

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      1. :) Thanks, Juli! Wish I had known you at the time I was writing the book. Could have had a primary source (and a really nice one, at that!). Blessed Samhain, my friend!

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    6. Dylan,
      Great post. I hardly knew any of that about witches. Just a couple things like the threefold karma thingy. I have cats and I'm a woman, so I guess I'd be suspicious.

      Thanks so much for taking part in the Snarkology's blog hop!

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      1. My pleasure, Melissa! :) I appreciate you having me aboard!

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    7. Loved the post. I guess I love witch lore because I knew the answers to your quiz. Now why can't all tests be so easy. lol I would have been targeted as a witch for sure. Only thing that didn't apply is that I don't live alone. lol Love that broom pen! So cute!

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      1. :) Thanks for stopping by, Karen! You ROCK!

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    8. Good questions. I do believe that I am a Witch and happy about it. Thanks for your part of the hop

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      1. Me too, Felicia! I appreciate you stopping by today! :)

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    9. I loved this post. So much fun. Thanks!

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      1. Thanks for stopping by (and for the nice compliment) Zoe! I'm heading over to your blog next--have to get dinner for the kiddos first...but eventually I'll do the whole hop!

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    10. I knew all of these, though my idiot brain shorted out on the male witch question temporarily. I immediately thought "warlock" though I KNEW it was "witch." I've been watching too much television or reading too many poorly researched books and it's blurred my thought processes. Since I love Wicca, I am deeply ashamed to have even BRIEFLY thought the wrong answer. UGH. Great test and great post. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      1. Don't beat yourself up--it's a common misconception and like you said, perpetrated in the media. Glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for stopping by!! :)

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    11. I got all of them right!
      Thanks for the fun post and the chance to win!
      natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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      1. Woot-Woot! :) You are officially entered, Natasha. Thanks again for stopping by and good luck!

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    12. What a fun quiz. I read 'Any Witch Way' on my Kindle as soon as it was released. So psyched that it is in paper print...I still prefer real books to digital.

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      1. I hear you, Rhonda. Something about holding that sucker in your hands is way more gratifying. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the drawing!! :)

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      1. Thanks, Lisa! I appreciate you stopping by!

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    14. That was a fun quiz, got a couple wrong though.
      skpetal at hotmail dot com

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      1. S'okay, Jean. No worries! You're still entered in the drawing. Good luck!

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    15. loved the witch test! Love all your books!

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      1. *mwha* big kisses to you for the lovely compliment! Thanks for stopping by, Joy--glad you finally got the comment to 'stick' so you're officially entered into the drawing! :)

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    16. I didn't know "warlock" was a derogatory term - thanks for the useful info!!!

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      1. :) Anytime...and you are officially entered into the drawing for 5 books this week...Woot-woot!

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    17. I didn't do too bad, I have a cousin who is Wiccan. I had no idea that warlock was a slam to a male witch. Thanks for setting me straight.
      videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Tia! I appreciate you stopping by--good luck in the drawing for a free book!! :)

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    18. I am proud to be Wiccan :) The book looks great! Thanks for a chance to win!

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      1. You should be, L.J. It's a beautiful religion--I've done my best to portray all of the wondrous aspects of Wicca...even though I admit to fictionalizing some of the magick. Hey...that's what we fiction writers do, right?
        You are officially entered, L.J.--good luck!

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    19. I got them all! But I've been identifying as neo-pagan for twenty years now (ie, since I first heard the term), so I'd be upset if I hadn't. :)

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      1. With 20 years of experience, it is a good thing I didn't stump you! :) Hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did writing it. You are officially entered into the drawing! :)

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    20. Dear Dylan,

      Thank you for your interesting Wiccan novel. It reminds me of the time I stopped in rural Ohio and lived with Vampire/Yeti/Witch tribe for a summer in the 80's.

      Do you think Hernando or Pasco County could handle you for a book signing?

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      1. You had me shivering at the rural Ohio reference. (just kidding) Seriously, that sounds like a book in and of itself--Vampires, yetis and witches, oh my!

        And David, if you can hook me up with a signing, there's a signed copy of BOTH of my books for you, even if you don't win. It's tough to get into bookstores/signing venues, so I'm happy for the help. :)

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    21. WEll, as you know, my grandmother was a 'Seer.' Not the same as a witch, but in a certain century she might have been burned or hanged as a witch. BTW, I got all the answers correct,but since I critiqued the book ;p I know what happens. Good post.

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      1. :) Thanks for stopping by, Loretta! I figured you'd get them all correct!

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    22. Wow, I knew all the answers, I would have gotten an 'A' if it was being graded ;)

      Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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      1. You get an "A" in my book, Krysykat. :) Thanks for stopping by today--you are officially entered in the drawing!

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    23. i got an "A"! Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy Halloween! evamillien at gmail dot com

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      1. Happy Halloween, and Blessed Samhain, Eva! Thanks a bunch for stopping by--good luck in the drawing! :)

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    24. Hey Dylan, I got them all wrong! Maybe I could qualify as a witch because I'm a wicked old lady? What if I get a black hat? BTW, I liked your trailer, now I have to read it.

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      1. :) You are NOT a wicked old lady, Carol. Thanks for stopping by and glad my trailer intrigued you--you are now officially entered in the drawing. Good luck!

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    25. I only missed the one about the male witch. The rest of them I got right. Thanks for the great post.
      sstrode at scrtc dot com

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      1. Most people miss that one--it's the question I get most often because my male hero in the book is a witch and everyone invariably asks, "Shouldn't he be called a warlock?" So I figured I'd use this post to clear up the question. :) You are officially entered in the drawing, Sherry! Good luck!

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    26. Interesting quiz! Apparently I would be under suspicion of being a witch because I'm female and I own a dog.
      Thanks for the giveaway!
      mestith at gmail dot com

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      1. :) Thanks for stopping by, Meghan! You entered in just the nick of time!

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    27. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and testing your WITCHY knowledge! I drew names today and am thrilled to announce the following winners of signed copies of my paranormal romance, ANY WITCH WAY: Tia Dalley, Michelle Williams, Andy Brokaw, Joy Macaisa, and Eva Millien.

      CONGRATS and enjoy!!

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