Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voodoo Butterfly by Camille Faye Release Day Launch

Hey readers! Happy Tuesday! It's been one wild and crazy day for me, hope you've all had great ones. Just a quick post for you guys this evening. I wanted to take a minute and commemorate the release of my friend, and author Camille Faye's newest novel: Voodoo Butterfly! Never heard of Mrs. Camille? Don't worry, you guys will have plenty of chances to get to meet her next week during the Halloween Author Invasion, but until then, here's a little bit about the book and Mrs. Camille!

Voodoo Butterfly by Camille Faye
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Women's Fiction

When twenty-five-year old Sophie Nouveau inherits her grandmother's voodoo shop she knows nothing about voodoo. Or her family's history of Mind Changers, who have the power to change evil people to good. To complicate matters, someone doesn't want Sophie in New Orleans and sends a series of death threats to scare her away from her new enchanted life.

Tipped off by her grandmother's ghost, Sophie realizes her mind-changing spell's been missing one magic ingredient: true love. If Sophie cannot experience transformative love, she cannot make her spell work, and she will be powerless to fight back when confronted by the one who wants her dead. 


Camille Faye

Camille Faye lives in Missouri, loves on her hubby and two kiddos, and writes during the baby’s nap time. She grew up in a haunted house, which sparked her fascination with the paranormal. As a tween, she would type stories about princesses in faraway kingdoms on her mom’s electric typewriter. She went on to write for her high school and college newspapers, report local news for an NBC affiliate, and teach writing at universities in Missouri and Illinois.
When Camille made the decision to leave teaching in order to stay home with her kids, she decided to also follow her dream of writing a novel. She found the muse for her debut work, Voodoo Butterfly, during a family trip to New Orleans where she dreamt of a woman who had the power to change evil people good.
The Northwest Houston division of RWA named VoodooButterfly a 2013 Lone Star Contest finalist. The people and settings found in all of Camille's stories are inspired by her family life and her travels to 27 countries and counting!
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Excerpt (from Camille Faye's website; to view full excerpt click here)

{Excerpt from Voodoo Butterfly--Coming Fall 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing}

A Tale of Two Funerals

When I was twenty, I lost my mother. She'd died in my arms of a heart attack in our tiny bathroom in our tiny house in Saint Louis. Even though I lived with the woman for two decades, I really didn't know her. At. All. But I'd known that for a long time. When I was a little girl, I had found a cigar box at the back of her closet that contained: a faded photo of a woman in a shawl; a corn cob pipe; a blank postcard from New Orleans; one prayer card to Saint Michael; a stack of unsigned love letters addressed to my mother tied in ribbon; a monarch butterfly preserved in a small case; and--the strangest item--a glass eye wrapped in black muslin. When I finally got up the courage to ask her about the box of secrets, she told me, "That's none of your business."

I'd brought the box with me to the funeral home, hoping someone would show up and explain it. Explain to me what the items meant. Explain to me who my mother was and unwrap all of her secrets just as easily as I untied the ribbon around the love letters...with one gentle tug. But no one came to the visitation. No one at all. I just sat there with the box on my lap, waiting, and her words pounded like a relentless wave: that's none of your business.
ell, actually, I thought, that's exactly my business. Since my wonderful mother left me alone, not even giving me a hint about the rest of my family (like who they were, where they were from, what they did, if any were still living), I'd have to figure it out all by myself. Like always.

"Lost," I whispered, afraid of the funeral home's lonely echo. I clung to the box, like it was a life preserver, as the tidal wave of my emotions hit.



Well guys, what do you think? Sounds amazing right? I am so excited to check out this read! I met Mrs. Camille through the Ozarks Writers League group on Facebook, where we are both members! We actually discovered that we live close to each other so I hope to get to meet Mrs. Camille at an event soon! I know this read is going to be amazing and I am hoping to read it next week before Mrs. Camille joins us for the Halloween Author Invasion! I'll be doing a spotlight post all about Mrs. Camille and her thoughts on Halloween right here on the blog very soon! Be on the look out for that!  To learn more about the Halloween event, click here!

I hope you guys like what you see! Head over and purchase yourself a copy of Voodoo Butterfly ASAP! I am confident that you will not be disappointed! Have a great week everyone! Until next time, Happy Reading! 


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation - this book looks like it's right up my ally!