Thursday, May 13, 2010

Celebrating A New Mages Story From Jean Hart Stewart

Today we're celebrating the release of book four in Jean Hart Stewart's Songs of the Mages Series.

Jean feels she’s very much a Californian although she was born in Ohio. California has been home for a good many years. Life changed drastically for her when she was six and her father died incredibly from an errant golf ball. A dishonest insurance agent forced her sheltered mother to seek work, and she became a teacher. Her hours required Jean to be alone in the house in the afternoon, and since she was forbidden to leave till her mother got home, she became an avid reader. The local library supplied most of the books and she developed early her two of main interests, Jane Austen and King Arthur.

Reading is still one of her favorite activities, although she sometimes has to push it aside to make room for her enduring love of writing. Her journalism degree was used infrequently until recently. Marriage and raising two children pleasantly got in the way. After twenty years of being a real estate broker and with the kids raised she finally could devote her time to writing, her first love.

Jean's enchantment with the lore and legends of Druids and, therefore, delving into their history led to fascinating research that inspired her popular
Garland of Druids Series for Cerridwen Press. She's now enjoying writing stories filled with magic and romance for her Songs of the Mages Series, also for Cerridwen Press.

Few things in her life have been so satisfying, especially when all her books have a happy ending. Wonderful to make happen. It only gets more interesting when a secondary character demands his very own book. Who would want to deny him? Not Jean!

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QUEST FOR LOVE - Book 4 in Jean Hart Stewart's Songs of the Mages series but may be read as a standalone story.

Jason Townsend determines he must sever his ties with his twin Jono and find his own path in life. His mage's inner voice demands he go to Ireland, and there he meets Aislinn, a Quaker contemptuous of his First World War heroism and his reputation as a ladies' man. She thinks he's the antithesis of any man she could ever want. Now he must not only find his essential self, but is determined to convince Aislinn he's not the detestable Lothario she thinks him.

His quest becomes complicated when a villain is determined to destroy Aislinn and the young boy she's protecting. Jason must assert his powers as a mage to save her and prove his love.

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WIN - Leave Jean a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat to win a free download of your choice of her first three Songs of the Mages series. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!

9 comments:

  1. Happy Release Day Jean!!!

    I'm so excited about your new Songs of the Mages book. Tell us a bit about how this book fits into the rest of the series and how they connect.

    Hope the new book is your best seller yet enjoy your special day and have a great time today at your party - you have a lot to celebrate!

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  2. This sounds like a great series. How many books are in the series or going to be in it? Do you have to read them in order? Are they stand alone reads?

    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  3. Thanks for commeting, Sherry. They're stand alone books and any references to other members of the family are breifly explained. The first in the series, Damien's Destiny, tells the father's story and of course how he met and finally married the mother. The others are descendants. Jason is a twin, and the next one Quest for Magic, tells the twin's story. Jono has a hard time admitting he's a mage. I'm planning eight, and am now working on number seven, Seducing Simon. Since the family has inherited powers from Merlin they're fun to write.

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  4. And thanks for the welcome, DeNita... You throw such great parties....OOXXOO Jean

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  5. I have not read any of this series yet, but it sounds fascinating. I always enjoy magic in a story.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  6. Oh I love Merlin and stories about Magic. Do you ever plan to go back and do a story about Merlin? It would be fun if he "knew" about his decendents and "helped" them with their lives from the past once you have all the stories of his family written.

    What are the rules for this world you've built?

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  7. Huge congrats on your release, Jean! That's a beautiful cover!

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  8. Love inter-connected stories. Will be interesting to explore this world with mages and their chosen ones.

    linze_e at hotmail.com

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  9. congrats on your new release

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