BLOG TOUR: Linda G. Hill | The Magician’s Curse

19 Jun

Hello! Today I am participating in a Blog Tour for fellow author and blogger, Linda G. Hill. Her new novel, The Magician’s Curse will be released in paperback 6/27/17 on Amazon, but you can pre-order the Kindle version now. Please read on and learn more about Linda and her book.


When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn’t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she’ll fall hopelessly in love.


Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she’s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman’s happily ever after, before it really begins?


Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, ‘The Magician’s Curse‘ begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru. Magic and romance await.

Book Cover for ‘The Magicians Curse’ by Author Linda G.Hill

Official Release Date: June 27, 2017! Pre-order your Kindle copy today.

**Available soon on Kobo, and on June 27th in paperback on Amazon.


An excerpt from Chapter 2:

The moment Stephen stepped out the door, the foyer fell silent again. He didn’t have to look at any of the interviewees perched, alert upon burgundy velvet-covered benches against both sides of the room, to know their eyes were on him. They were drawn to him as though he were a human magnet, just as Herman had been. He passed the stairs, turned right, and stepped into the dining room where his agent, Margaret, waited for him to arrive.

“Hey,” she said without looking up. She sat poring over the applications that were strewn across the large antique dining room table. He closed the door behind him and leaned against it, staring at the top of her dark mane of hair shining in the light of the chandelier above her head. Her long, graceful fingers, poised to turn a page, were an elegant extension of the rest of her lithe body. Finally, she looked up and took in his appearance with icy-green eyes. She was every bit as beautiful as any of the women outside.

“What’s the matter with you?” she asked. Being inseparable for five years, both as best friends and then co-workers, made it easy for her to tell when there was something different, however subtle, about him.

“I found her,” Stephen said, his back still to the door.


“She has a perfect body and long, brown hair and the bluest eyes you’ve ever seen. And her lips! Full and beautiful. And the way they move when she speaks … absolutely captivating.”

Margaret narrowed her eyes. “You hired someone on the train again, didn’t you?” It was a statement more than a question.

Stephen nodded.

“Okay,” she said, sitting back in her chair. “Tell me more about her.”

“I think she’s running away from home. She has a job to go to, but she agreed to come and check this one out. She’s sweet and innocent and she’s almost eighteen.”

Margaret crossed her arms and narrowed her eyes even more.

“No, I didn’t audition her the same way I did the others,” he said.

“So you didn’t bang her in the limo on the way here.”

“No! She’s not of age. And anyway, I knew from the second I saw her that she’s the one.”

Margaret began to say something just as the door opened on the far side of the room to her left, and Nina came in from the kitchen. Both Stephen and Margaret glanced at the slight young woman and then at each other.

“Should I leave the two of you alone?” Margaret asked.

Stephen shook his head almost imperceptibly and walked over to have a quiet word with the girl. After a few seconds she bowed and backed out of the room, and Stephen turned back to his friend.

“Well then,” Margaret said, throwing her hands up and glaring down at the stacks of paper in front of her. “Tell them all to go home.”

“No, I still want to interview them.”

“What the hell for?”

“Herman might not take the job.”

Margaret raised her eyebrows. “<em>Herman</em>?”


“Okay, let me get this straight. You’re telling me she’s the one you want but that she might not stay. I’m confused.”

He stood, silently pleading with his friend to understand what he had only begun to comprehend himself.

“What the hell is wrong with you, Stephen? I’ve never seen you undone like this before …”

Margaret put her hand up to her mouth, realization dawning on her face. “Oh my God,” she said quietly.

He closed his eyes as he spoke. “It doesn’t matter whether or not she’ll be my assistant, Margaret.” He opened his eyes and swallowed hard. “She’s the girl I’m going to marry.”


About The Author

Linda G. Hill was born and raised an only child in Southern Ontario, Canada. She credits the time she spent alone when she was growing up, reading books and building worlds and characters of her own to keep her company, as the reason she became a writer.


A stay-at-home mom of three beautiful boys, Linda is a graduate of the Writing Program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario. Aside from caring for her family, she enjoys traveling the world, eating trout cooked on the barbecue, and, of course, reading.


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23 Responses to “BLOG TOUR: Linda G. Hill | The Magician’s Curse”

  1. LindaGHill June 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    Thanks so much, Vashti! 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. robbiesinspiration June 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    Sounds like a fabulous book, Vashti. Shared on twitter.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie! That’s very kind of you. I appreciate it. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

    • Trish July 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

      It is!


  3. Natalie Ducey June 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Vashti!
    Congratulations and best wishes, Linda! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. dgkaye June 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    Lovely post about Linda’s upcoming book, Vashti. I must admit, the excerpt had me intrigued and wanting to read. And the cover is beautiful! 🙂 Hugs to both of you xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • LindaGHill June 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank you, Debby. 😀 Hugs ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 22, 2017 at 6:33 am #

      Hi Debby! Thank you for always being so supportive of fellow authors. I appreciate you. Yes! That blurb intrigued me also. The title of Linda’s book is magnificent too! It got my attention.

      Liked by 2 people

      • dgkaye June 22, 2017 at 11:21 am #

        Vashti, I just left comment here for Linda. I had put together my post today before I saw your blog tour, so I added Linda’s book to my post today on new books at Amazon! ❤

        Liked by 2 people

      • Vashti Q June 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

        That’s so cool! Thank you Debby! ❤ xx

        Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye June 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

        Pleasure Vasht. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • LindaGHill June 22, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

        Thank you, Vashti. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Adele Marie June 22, 2017 at 2:53 am #

    Reblogged this on firefly465.

    Liked by 2 people

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