Friday, December 7, 2012

Blog Tour - The Burning of Isobel Key

My apologies for lack of pics Blogger is acting up again and this is what I was able to get into my post.
Contemporary New Adult
Title: The Burning of Isobel Key
Author - Jen McConnel

Date to be Published: October 1, 2012


When Lou travels to Scotland, she’s a mess. She’s twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself. It doesn’t help that she’s traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not.
At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide. When Brian tells the tourists about the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen. And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.
Lou has begun exploring the Neo Pagan faith, a dramatic shift from her wealthy Catholic upbringing. Despite her fears of being too “hocus pocusy”, Lou turns to her new faith as she struggles to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Isobel Key. But faith or not, Lou must face her demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

First thoughts after.......
There wasn't enough closure for me.  Crossing fingers for a sequel

How Distracted did I Get?
The Burning of Isobel Key is a magical blend of past and present.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the lives of Isobel and Lou.  Lou the present day heroine grows inter her own person and needs to figure out what happened to Isobel.  A tale woven through time and space The Burning of Isobel key is a great addition to your TBR list.


Author Bio:
Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also an active reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.


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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today! I'm thrilled that you liked the book, and you got your wish: the sequel is coming in January! :)

    1. Woohoo! <3 You know why I just don't want to ruin things for others! LOL I'm so excited!