Monday, October 22, 2012

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Mark of the Witch by Jessica Gibson

UFI welcomes Jessica Gibson Author of Mark of the Witch. Thanks for Joining us!!



Should the good guy always win?

First, thank you so much for having me on your blog today Stacy!! This is a question that I have asked myself a lot lately. Should the good guy always win? I know that most of the time it’s expected. People want to see a happy ever after. But, does it alway have to be the good guy who gets it?

I think the bad guy has gotten the short end of the stick for a while. They more often than not are interesting and have better back stories than your typical protagonist.  I’ve gotten so sick of reading the same story over and over again. Boy meets girl, bad guy enters and threatens them, fight ensues, good guys win and bad guy slinks off to lick his wounds. Where’s the fun in that?  I’ve made it my goal to have at least one of my bad guys win. Not sure when it’s going to happen, well, I do. But, I’m not going to tell you yet. 

I think the bad guy should get a happy ever after. Don’t they need love too? Don’t they want to ride off into the sunset? Books would be a lot more interesting if we were never sure who was going to win. Besides, some of the bad guys are just so good. We have characters like Damon from The Vampire Diaries or Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books who have made the bad guy more loveable. They are delightfully wicked, with just a touch of goodness in them. The intensity and the range of emotion you can get from a bad guy has always been a draw for me. The inner struggle, that bit of them that craves the darkness. It makes reading that much more fun for me.


What do you guys think? Do you prefer a white knight, or a dark prince?

Thanks again for having me on the blog Stacy!!
 
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Jessica lives in California with her husband and young son. She loves to read, and that love helped her to branch out into writing. Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Find Jessica and her books
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Mark of the Witch
Boston Witches#1




Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed.
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42 comments:

  1. I real life I'll take the White Knight thank you, but in my reading the Dark Prince captures my heart.

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    1. I think I agree with that. Love to read and write about Dark Princes.

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  2. Thanks for the great post and congrats to Jessica on the new release! Sounds fun!

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  3. Thanks for the great post and giveaway. That is an interesting question. I do know if I would side with the bad guy having a happy ending too, I think it would depend on the genre I was reading in.
    Cheers
    http://j9books.blogspot.com

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    1. Very true. In paranormal, the bad guy is usually bad due to circumstance and less because of just being evil.

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  4. I agree that some "bad" guys are much more interesting than the good guys. I think that a spin-off book with the bad guy winning would work well.

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    1. Bad boys are so intriguing to me lately....

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  5. I like the idea of having a bad guy redeem himself and win :)

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. I like that idea too, although I also like the idea of the bad guy being who is he and still winning lol.

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  6. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. I love when a bad guy redeems himself and succeeds. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Tore! I hope you do read the book and love it like I do.

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  7. My pick would be a Dark Prince, bad guys turning good is HOT...lol. Thanks for the chance to win :D
    Good Luck to Everyone else!

    christiane_dude@hotmail.com

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  8. First, thank you for the giveaway. Second, as much as I'd like to cheer for the bad guys, I think I'm always going to root for the good guys. You can always tease us with making us think the bad guys are going to win, but in the end I like the good guys being victorious.

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    1. Good point. Most books do give you a tease at the bad guy winning

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  9. Hi my name is Rebecca and e-mail is shihtzushappens@gmail.com. I am a street team member for Jessi. And we all love her. I have read Mark of the Witch. It's a wonderful story and Jess I hope there will be more than 3. I will post my review of this book after my book bash and it's a wonderful review. Thank Jess for all you do we all love you and pray for much success

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  10. Hi my name is Rebecca and e-mail is shihtzushappens@gmail.com. I am a street team member for Jessi. And we all love her. I have read Mark of the Witch. It's a wonderful story and Jess I hope there will be more than 3. I will post my review of this book after my book bash and it's a wonderful review. Thank Jess for all you do we all love you and pray for much success

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  11. I much prefer the dark prince and the two examples you used are perfect! They are two of my favorite characters (in the books and on the shows). I have added Mark of the Witch to my wish list and my OCD will require I read the whole series. :)
    Best wishes!
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Awe thanks! I hope you love them like I do

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  12. I think a Dark Prince. More mysterious, and I agree that a bad boy, turned good, equals sexy.

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  13. Um, have I really been asked this question? DARK prince, of course, sorry white knight, but it's just not going to happen. ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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    1. My pleasure...it's my way of saying thank you to my readers.

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  15. I am a Dark Prince kind of girl :)

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    1. Oooh, and we even have the same name. That settles it, we're meant to be besties.

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  16. LOVEW this book, can't wait for the follow up!!!

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  17. Ooh, I like the glowing hand on the cover!

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    1. Thanks!! Totally ties in with the book btw.

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway!
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  19. Thank you for sharing with us. I recently got Mark of the Witch and am looking forward to the read. I think the answer is it depends. If the bad guy has a spark, oh yeah they are fun, but if he is just a total sociopath, maybe not so much LOL

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book when you read it!!

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  20. It just depends on what im in the mood for. no, the good guy should not always win. not every book should have a happy ending wither. i am devastated when there is no happy ending.. but it adds another element and keeps a variety of choices out there for us to read.

    I much prefer a dark prince. but sometimes i need to read about a white knight. :)

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  21. would not mind a bad guy winning as long as he is only a killer of bad guys.and not out to hurt woman and kids.

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