Book Launch

Virtual Release Party: Goodreads Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter the Goodreads giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Don't Judge a Book By Its Magic by Kate Policani

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

by Kate Policani

Giveaway ends October 28, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Virtual Release Party: The Terminology of the Convergence


At SPRU, Colleen learns some pretty crazy terms for amazing things she didn’t think existed.

Glossary of Terms

Mag-O – The nickname for Colleen’s Dorm

Skupdyn – A regular person, nonmagical

Sproo – A nickname for SPRU, Seattle Pacific Regional University

Teimnydduus – People who can manipulate Tximar and use it to manipulate Txen

Teimnydd – The Txenar of a Teimnyddus, used to manipulate the world around them

Txenarjuma – Tapestry of energy

Txenar – Energy thread

Tximarshu – River of life power

Tximar – Free-flowing life power

Tximonni – Life power fortune, a tendency for events to progress to benefit a Teimnydduus because of positive Teimnydd energy

Vrevzirma – Time Sight, the ability to see the future

Vrevzirmaocht – Time seer, one who has the ability to see the future

Vyxheuus – Pocket dimension, a small dimension outside our own

Vyxhepiocht – User of pocket dimension

Ysizao – Controlling spirit of unknown nature that responds to spells

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Virtual Release Party: The Fabulous Five


What is the Fabulous Five?

It’s a way to win a paperback of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! One person who completes the “Fabulous Five”, five different ebook-winning activities, will win a paperback.

The activities you can participate in are:

Do any of these five things and get five entries for an ebook and one for a paperback. Fabulous!

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Virtual Release Party: The Chapter Photos

I’d like to extend special thanks to the wonderful photographers who shared their photos with me for the chapter photos in Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic! There were so many cool shots of the kooky Seattle landmarks that it was hard to choose which ones to use. But these photos were the cream of the crop! Of course, I gave them credit inside the book, and a free ecopy of the book, but I want to be sure to include them in the party as a wonderful part of my book!

See all the photos as they appear in the book here:

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Virtual Release Party: Tima Maria Lacoba’s review

Are you ready for another review? Tima’s review is live now. Thank you Tima for the review!

Please visit Tima’s review here:

For the last seventeen years Tima taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching she was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world.

Two years ago she resigned teaching and surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years of reading and correcting students’ creative writing tasks and essays, she decided it was time to write her own.

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Virtual Release Party: The 2012 Ebook


Guest Book: The 2012 Ebook

The 2012 ebook by Sabrina Ricci is an experiment in agile publishing. This new and exciting approach to writing shrugs off the regular finish-edit-publish process and pushes the writing out to the reader as it is being written. Through feedback and comments, readers can affect what the writer writes and help shape the story into a collaborative work.

Sabrina’s story revolves around two plot lines–one follows Mahaway and her best friend Yochi, around 900 A.D. in Calakamul, Mexico. Their city is conquered by a king, and the two friends discover a secret that could destroy his dynasty. The other follows Amara and her roommate Cayden in present day. Amara is a college student researching and writing a feature story to debunk all the Mayan Calendar myth. Her research garners the attention of a secret group sworn to uphold a certain Maya prophecy, and they go on the hunt for her. The story unfolds on Sabrina’s blog, , and using agile publishing she is incorporating comments and private feedback into the storyline as she goes. The result will be a story everyone can enjoy!

Please visit The 2012 Ebook at and join in the creative process.

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Virtual Release Party: Review by Laura Pfundt


Review by Laura Pfundt

A big thank you to Laura Pfundt for a generous review! Please read Laura’s review here:

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Virtual Release Party: New England Muse’s Review

Visit another red-hot review! Thank you, Sharon the Maine Muse for your review!

Read Sharon’s review of Dont Judge a Book By Its Magic here:

Sharon was born and raised in New England but now lives in North Carolina. She’s a sports loving, book reading, picture taking, sing and dance to her own beat kind of gal who is owned by a flock of birds.

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Virtual Release Party: Kathleen Firstenberg

Editor feature:

Kathleen Firstenberg

Kathleen is the illustrious editor of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic as well as The Lustre. God willing, she’ll be the editor of many more of my books! Kathleen is a funny and clever gal who I met here in Seattle, but who has since moved to California and then Las Vegas. It’s a good thing she’s flexible! That benefited my writing this time too, because I tried a completely new style for me. She did a fantastic job and I really appreciate all her hard work.

Kathleen has been editing for more than 8 years and earned a University of Washington Extension Editing Certificate in 2009. She has written and edited accreditation documents and manuals, and edited content for and the Mars Hill Ballard blog. She has beautified writing of all kinds from  term papers, resumes, a policy and procedure manual to the parenting book Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life  in addition to her fabulous work on The Lustre and Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic.

Her thoughts on her career: “I like to edit all kinds of writing, from instruction manuals to novels. I love that I learn a little bit about a wide variety of subjects, such as education, theology, sociology, the medical industry, parenting, mythical creatures, etc. (This is one of the best things about being a freelancer…I know a little about a lot, haha!)”

Kathleen enjoys reading, traveling, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her husband and two children in Newport Beach, California. (I can also always get her to forward snarky photos on Facebook about grammar and the English language!)

For more information and to hire her (hypnotic suggestion), visit her site!

Please read her review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic here:




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Virtual Release Party: Fox Cutter’s Review

Another early review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic is already live on Fox Cutter’s book blog. Thank you, Fox, for reviewing my book! Fox was a Kickstarter superhero! Be sure to check out his other reviews and check out his other work at

Please visit Fox Cutter’s review:

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Virtual Release Party: Rebecca Graf’s Review


Review by Rebecca Graf: A Book Lover’s Library

Thank you, Rebecca, for the lovely review! I’m glad you were finally able to connect with the main character and that you enjoyed the book!

Please read Rebecca’s review here:

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Virtual Release Party: Review by The Bookworm Extraordinaire


Please visit the very first review of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic, written by The Bookworm Extraordinaire. Thank you for the delightful review, Bookworm!

The review went up in September, but Bookworm is also hosting! Visit her party post here:

And see the review here:

About the Bookworm

Bookworm Extraordiare is a pseudonym for the person behind the reviews. That’s me! I feel that I can be harsh with my critisizms sometimes, and I don’t feel like retribution on my real life. I enjoy the read, but I also enjoy books that are not foolishly written. I will be reviewing published and non-published books on this blog. See definitions as to what I mean by pusblished and non-published in the footer.*I review mainly YA books, but I will dabble in others if interested. So if you see a book that is not YA in my lists, just a head’s up.I will also be doing contests as the blog progresses! I will be doing “Saturday Jams,” as well as “Turbulent Tuesdays.” If you do not have a clue what I’m talking about, and probably do not since this is my blog, then stick around!

Hey, if you would like for me to follow you, just send and email. If you join me, I will try and keep up and follow you also. Us bloggers have to stick together!

The Bookworm!

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Virtual Release Party: Free books!


If you are looking for some free ebooks or discount paperbacks, this is the link to click!

In honor of my new release, The Disenchanted Pet ebook will be free on Kindle all weekend!

Use coupon HEMNXLSZ at for $5 off the paperback.

In honor of my new release, The Lustre  ebook will be free with coupon WT22J at Smashwords:

Use coupon 3U5B5THD at for $5 off the paperback.

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Virtual Release Party Begins Now!: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic

Introducing my latest creation, Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic!

Please join me for the next few days for giveaways, great guests, and lots of fun. If you’re wondering what is coming up, please visit the Party Page where all the action starts. Don’t worry though. I’ll be sure to post when something wonderful is going on.

To learn more about the book, including updated purchase links as the book goes live, visit the book page:

Starting NOW and for the next three days you will have a chance to WIN an ecopy of the book, as well as several paperback copies. For all contest guidelines, please visit the Party Page. I’ll be sure to post about all the contests as they start!

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Virtual Release Party – Last call for participants

If you were thinking…

of participating in the Virtual Release Party – starting in 2 days, please let me know by the end of the day. I need a little time to get your posts ready, after all! After 8pm Pacific, I’ll no longer be taking new guests for the party.

If you are participating but you aren’t listed on the Party Page, please let me know right away so I can be sure you’re included.

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