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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ILLUSION by Lea Nolan / Guest Post & Giveaway / Waiting on Wednesday #260

By: Lea Nolan
Published by: Entangled Teen
To Be Released on: 10.5.15
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pre-Order from: Amazon 
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Things aren't always as they appear...New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie’s worst problems as the first day of her sophomore year dawns. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies—human and spectral—who may or may not have joined forces against her. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis’s revenge.

Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use the black magic she’s always fought against, endangering her own soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she’s never seen before, Emma must finally harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she’s ever loved.

I'm excited about today's Waiting on Wednesday post, as I'm doing something new today. Along with my spotlight of Lea's upcoming release, Lea herself has stopped by Mundie Moms to share an exclusive sneak peak of Illusion! That is not all, there's also a giveaway! WELCOME LEA!


Thanks so much for having me Katie, I’m thrilled to be here at Mundie Moms to introduce you to Illusion, the third and final book in my Hoodoo Apprentice trilogy. I’m especially excited to reveal its gorgeous cover, as well as the beautiful new covers for the other books in the series, Conjure and Allure.  

I’ve got a special exclusive Illusion teaser excerpt just for Mundie Moms readers:

Cooper peers into the rearview mirror. “What the heck?”
“What?” I look up from the spell book.
“I think Taneea’s behind us.”
I spin around and squint through the rear window. My worst enemy’s big pickup is in the distance, and it’s gaining ground fast. As it nears, the obnoxious pink paint almost glows.
“Holy crap, she must have her foot on the floor. Can you go any faster?” I glance at the speedometer, which is already well past the speed limit.
“I’ll see what I can do.” He steps on the gas, and the car zooms forward.
Taneea pursues, closing in on us. From the front seat, I see her grin as the truck’s front grille smacks our back bumper.
Cooper clutches the shaking wheel, straining to keep on course as he jams on the pedal and barrels ahead. Taneea gives chase, bashes the bumper again before swerving into the left lane, then pulling up next to us.
We race down the road in tandem, her cotton candy–pink truck dwarfing our beige station wagon.
“Slam on the brakes and let her go ahead of us!” I yell.
“Good idea,” Cooper says, but he doesn’t get the chance.
Taneea slams the truck into our driver’s side. Metal grinds against metal as the vehicles collide. Cooper keeps his eyes straight ahead as he yanks the wheel in the opposite direction, fighting to stay on the road. But Taneea’s going too fast, and her monster truck is too big. The pickup bangs into us again, thrusting us onto the shoulder. I look out the window and scream. A ditch, at least three feet deep, lies between the asphalt and the low-lying marshland beyond.
“Emma, I don’t think I can—”
The pickup’s engine roars. Metal crunches, and tires screech. The station wagon launches into the air.
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I hope you enjoyed this tiny taste of Illusion. You can read the rest when it releases on October 5, 2015. 

And how do you like the new covers for the other series books, Conjure and Allure? Don’t they look great together? I think so!


To celebrate Illusion’s upcoming release and the series new covers, I’ve got an extra special giveaway just for Mundie Mom’s readers. I’ll be giving away two signed paperbacks of Conjure and Allure to one lucky winner!

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Thanks so much for having me and good luck to all who enter!

Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance and YA. Her books for young adults feature bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart, witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes whenever she gets the chance.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  | Goodreads

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THANK YOU to Lea Nolan for stopping by the blog today!


  1. Thanks again for allowing me to visit and introduce your readers to ILLUSION! Good luck in the contest!

  2. The covers say so much and I love that the deep colors. Beautiful!

  3. The covers are really bright and attractive. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Looks like a cute book :D I hope you will end up loving it Katie. <3 Stunning pick.