Friday, May 10, 2024

Tour Stop/Giveaway: Legacy of the Witch


Discover the newest book by author Kirsten Weiss, Legacy of the Witch, today and make sure to enter the tour wide giveaway as the author is giving away a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and check out all the tour stops HERE.

Interview with Kirsten Weiss

Q: How did you decide where your book was going to take place?

A: I have family from Penn Dutch country, and I love the rolling farm land, the barns with their hex signs, and the spooky forests. The region has some wonderful legends too, and of course their own folk magic, braucherei.


Q: What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book, Legacy of the Witch?

A: Legacy of the Witch is a metaphysical mystery for readers who love a good page-turner as well as spiritual growth and development


Q: Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?

A: I’ll wait until after I’m done. I’ll usually set the manuscript aside at least six weeks before starting to edit, so I can see it with fresh eyes.


Q: Describe your writing space/office!

A: In the winter, I sit at my upstairs dining table where it’s warmer and I have a view of the trees. In the summer, I retreat to my walk-out basement office, which is cooler. I’m going to have to make my move downstairs soon!


Q: What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?

A: Cheesecake. The gooier the better.


Q: What’s your favorite genre to read?

A: Mystery—either cozy or paranormal.


Q: What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?

A: I love Lodge 49 for the metaphysical elements and for the theme of the invisible connections which bind us all. It only got two seasons, but the last episode tied things up perfectly. Still, I wish it would have gotten more.


Q: What do you do when you have free time?

A: Read, watch podcasts, and lately I’ve been cleaning up my yard to get it ready for the all-too-brief Colorado summer.


Q: What are three words that describe your Main Characters?

A: Determined, hopeful, brave.


Q: What can readers expect from you next?

A: I’m working on the sequel, Shadow of the Witch, which explores the themes of luck and fate.



Kirsten Weiss

GENRE:  paranormal women's fiction mystery

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Seeker: As societies grow increasingly fragmented, hopelessness, nihilism, and division are on the rise. But there is another way—a way of mystery and magic, of wholeness and transformation. Do you dare take the first step? Our path is not for the faint-hearted, but for seekers of ancient truths...


All April wants is to start over after her husband’s sudden death. She’s conjuring a new path—finally getting her degree and planning her new business in bucolic Pennsylvania Dutch country. Joining an online mystery school seems like harmless fun.


But when a murdered man leaves her a cryptic message, she catches glimpses of another reality she’s unwilling to acknowledge. A reality where bygone enchantments cast cryptic shadows, and the present brims with unanswered questions.


As April works to unearth the mystery, every step brings her closer to a truth she’s been evading. And to a conspiracy of hexes that may end in her demise.


Legacy of the Witch is a spellbinding, interactive tale of a woman’s midlife quest to understand the complexities of her own heart. A paranormal women’s fiction murder mystery for anyone who’s wondered if there might be more to their own life than meets the eye…


Book 1 in the new Mystery School Series featuring the UnTarot, a deck of cards for meaning making. Start reading now!

UnTarot deck app included!



Excerpt Three:


And there was someone inside the yellow coat. A silver-haired man.


For a moment I thought it was a bad joke, he wasn’t real. Then, heart banging, I hopped over the stone ledge.


Heedless of the brambles tugging at my clothes, of the muck squelching beneath my shoes, I stumbled to the supine man. He lay staring with one broad hand pressed to his chest. Blood stained his neck and pooled in the hollows around him.


“Oh my God,” I breathed, fumbling for the phone in my jacket pocket.


His head turned toward me, and I yelped.


I dropped to my knees beside him. “You’re alive. It’s okay. I’m calling for help now.” What had happened to him? Had he tripped and fallen? But what had he been doing in the circle?


“Can you put pressure on the wound?” I asked. If he couldn’t, I’d need to. I’d need a cloth, something to staunch the flow.


But first, help. Hands shaking, I called 9-1-1.


He lifted a hand and pointed toward the trees. “Look beneath,” he whispered. “The brotherhood.”


“It’s okay,” I said. “I’m calling now.” I pressed the phone to my ear. “I’m calling...” My voice faded.


His blue eyes grew as cold and impersonal as the Atlantic, and he stared without seeing at the sky. A thick dullness fogged my chest. I was too late. He was dead. 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

I believe in free-will, and that we all can make a difference. I believe that beauty blossoms in the conscious life, particularly with friends, family, and strangers. I believe that genre fiction has become generic, and it doesn’t have to be. 

My current focus is my new Mystery School series, starting with Legacy of the Witch. Traditionally, women’s fiction refers to fiction where a woman—usually in her midlife—is going through some sort of dramatic change. A lot of us do go through big transitions in midlife. We get divorced or remarried. The kids leave the nest. Our bodies change. The midlife crisis is real—though it manifests in different ways—as we look back on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and the time we have left. 

Now in my mid-fifties, I’ve spent more time thinking about the big “meaning of life” issues. It seemed like approaching those issues through witch fiction, and through a fictional mystery school, would be a fun and a useful way for me to work out some of these ideas in my own head—about change and letting go, faith and fear, and love and longing. 

After growing up on a diet of Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, and Agatha Christie, I’ve published over 60 mysteries—from cozies to supernatural suspense, as well as an experimental fiction book on Tarot. Spending over 20 years working overseas in international development, I learned that perception is not reality, and things are often not what they seem—for better or worse. 

There isn’t a winter holiday or a type of chocolate I don’t love, and some of my best friends are fictional.



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting!

Marcy Meyer said...

I enjoyed the post. The book sounds good. I love cheesecake too.

Kirsten Weiss said...

Thank you for hosting me today!

Sherry said...

Great cover and the book sounds good.

Nancy P said...

Congratulations on your book!

Michael Law said...

This looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

traciem said...

How do handle writing endings?

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