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Tour: The Gifts of Our Mothers by Hazel Black

The Gifts of Our Mothers
Hazel Black
(The Witches of Auburn, #1)
Publication date: October 2nd 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

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In the dark woods I’m forbidden to go into, lying on top of the one person I swore I’d stay away from, and hiding from the men who chased him, I hold still as Ike Kennedy whispers in my ear, “Don’t leave me.”

The questions of why my mother packed up our lives and moved us to Auburn, New Jersey when she, herself, fled here twenty years ago, plague me every day. Her past and the people in this town loom over our family with a haunting understanding of the coven I was born into, but realize I know nothing about. The enemies I heard stories about as a child attack without warning or regard for human life, but I don’t know who they are.

I’m Ever Ayars. I can fly. I can disappear. I can move things with my mind, but my gifts are my only clarity. Lost within a new school, new friends, and a new life, there is only one thing I know for sure.

I’m not leaving Ike Kennedy.


About the Author

Hazel Black graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks, her neighbors began to talk, and her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Hazel quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It was during this time she became an avid observer of the characters she met and the heartaches they endured. Her years of study taught her that laughter, even the completely inappropriate kind, was the key to survival.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. As an avid swimmer, if Hazel is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she is, and always has been, a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.

Hazel Black writes contemporary romance as Eliza Freed. To keep up with all new releases and giveaways, sign up for her newsletter here.

The Tour

October 2nd
Book Huntress’ World >> Review
FLYLēF Reviews>> Review
The Reading Life >> Guest post
Married To Books Reviews and Blog >> Review
C Exley Books >> Excerpt

October 3rd
The Avid Reader >> Guest post
Smada’s Book Smack >> Review
Girls With Books >> Excerpt
Padme’s Library >> Interview
The Genre Minx Book Reviews >> Review

October 4th
Lisa Loves Literature >> Interview
SolaFide Book Club >> Guest post
Four Chicks Flipping Pages >> Review
CBY Book Club >> Excerpt
Evermore Books >> Review

October 5th
books with keri >> Review
Booker T’s Farm: Books & Nails & Puppy Dog Tails >> Review
Bibliobibuli YA >> Interview
YA & NA Bookshelf >> Review

October 6th
Freeing Fantasy >> Excerpt
Meghan’s Mindless Muttering: Giveaways & Reviews >> Review
Desert Rose Reviews >> Review
Rolling with the Moments >> Review