Saturday, August 18, 2012

Casablanca Classics: Bringing Books Back And A Giveaway

Looking_for_Library_BooksDon’t you just hate it when you discover a ‘new-to-you’ author and search for their books only to find out they’re out of print?

Well, Sourcebooks has created a line of books called Casablanca Classics - these are beloved books by fabulous authors that have gone out of print and they are returning them to print. One such book is THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC by Patricia Rice, part of her classic Magic series that is returning to stores this month. 

Rice’s bestselling Magic series featuring the clash between science and magic has been off the market over 5 years. In THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC, sparks fly when Ewen, the itinerant rake and adventurous inventor of the Ives family, catches Felicity, the most fey of the Malcolms, who is fleeing to Scotland to discover a way of ending her dangerous gift…

I am delighted to be able to offer 1 copy of THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC here today, thanks to9781402251955 the lovely Danielle and Sourcebooks. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. To enter the giveaway, just let a comment answering one of the following questions or anything related to magic. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment, if it’s not included in your profile. The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. (EST)  Saturday, Aug. 25. Now the questions:

* What magical power would you have if you could choose?
* What is your favorite magical story?
* Are there different forms of magic- real, emotions, spiritual, make-believe?
* What do you consider magic?

Even if you don’t want to enter the contest, I’d still love to know your take on these questions and/or the topic of magic.

Now here’s a synopsis of THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC:
Is Her Magic a Gift or a Curse...? 

All the Malcolms have some magic, but Lady Felicity's ability to read people's emotions simply by touching them or their possessions overwhelms her. She's reached a marriageable age, but how can she ever wed when she can see so clearly a man's guilty secrets? 

Only He Can Tell the Difference... 

Ewen Ives, itinerant rake and adventurous inventor, knows better than to underestimate the mischief of the Malcolms. But sparks fly when he encounters Felicity, and Ewen can't seem to refuse her plea for assistance... 

Here’s what some have to say about the author and her writing:

“Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding.”Booklist
“You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion.”The Romantic Reader

“Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battle of the sexes been more charming!”Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

With five million books in print and New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists under her belt, Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, Regency and contemporary categories. 

A former CPA, Rice is a native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information on the author’s current releases, visit her website at

What’s your thoughts on magic? Do you have a favorite TV show that has a magic element? Thanks for much for stopping by. Be sure to comment by Aug. 25 for a chance to win a copy of THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC.


  1. It's great that there's somewhere to get out of print books. It's sad when an author has worked so hard and their publisher pulls their books from the shelves - yet another reason for self publishing. I'm not sure that magic would be a good thing, it might be something else to worry about, look at all the problems Samantha had on Bewitched!

  2. That's cool they are bring back older books. With eBook now, no book should be unavailable.

  3. This is the best news--to bring back beloved out of print books.


  4. Magic is wonderful. If I had a magical power it would be the ability to time travel, but one way only, back to the 1950's. Loved the post and your questions. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I used to love watching Bewitched on TV. If I had one magical power, I'd like it to be healing--especially others, but it wouldn't hurt to be able to use it on myself, as well. Thanks for the giveaway. (Email in profile.)

  6. Print books represent something so vital and important. I want them kept forever. Magic is what makes life interesting and a huge component in enjoyment. Magic can be emotional and make believe. We all want something badly enough and hope that it will happen. Sometimes we become emotional about it and this permeates our thoughts and fears. Fabulous post. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I would love to be able to be invisable. I think this magic power would become very handy!

    Please enter me thanks!


  8. my choice of magical powers is to read minds........tho there is good & bad with that!!!

    my favoite magical story has to be Cinderella....who wouldn't love to have a Fairy Godmother?!?!? LOL!!!

    thanx for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com


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