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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Talisman by Colleen Charles



by Colleen Charles


GENRE: Sweet Paranormal Romance



 Just one kiss to break the spell…

That’s all she needs.

Cursed by a jealous witch, Penelope DeLacroix’s spells are all going wrong and backfiring, creating havoc in town. The vengeful witch won’t quit until she has all of Penelope’s powers. And all it will take is one perfect, heartfelt kiss from Penelope’s one true love to put an end to all this turmoil.

The only problem? Penelope has no idea that Dr. Lucas Collier, the compassionate local veterinarian, is in love with her. Nor does he know that she’s in love with him. They’re both too stupid to figure it out.

But I know.

And I have to do something about it.

But what can I do?

I’m only her cat.


Every witch has a cat.

I’m hers.

I’m Talisman.

And I’m going to fix this.




Excerpt One:


“Jessie!  It’s so great to see you,” Penelope exclaimed as she strode forward and enveloped the much older woman in a warm embrace.  “I don’t think I’ve seen you since this summer when you were accepting your first place award for your apple pie at the Shadow festival.  Did you bring one with you?  I just love your pie.”


Jessie grimaced, her face a contorted mask of wrinkles and sadness.  Maybe loneliness.  I’m really smart and talented but I’m not a mind reader.  Who knows what had prompted this surprise visit from the old bat.


Jessie padded her plump figure over to Penelope’s armchair in the receiving area of the shelter where Pen’s desk sat, all worn mahogany and ornate scrolls.  She liked to spend quiet evenings there doing paperwork while she allowed the animals to roam free around her.  She’d speak to all of us in her lilting tone not knowing that we understood her perfectly.


And we wanted to respond, we really did.  Unfortunately, we could only communicate with each other and had to use gestures and actions to try to get through to our mistress.  Even though Penelope was a witch from a long line of ancient witches, her powers didn’t involve any kind of telepathy as some other’s did.


As Jessie sank in to the overstuffed chair, a whooshing noise exploded throughout the room when the air escaped from the cushions under her ample girth.  Too.  Much.  Pie.

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TalismanAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Colleen Charles is the pen name of Tami Stark, #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon.

After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It’s sad but true.

Here’s what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself in to an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.

I’ve never worked so hard in my life but it doesn’t even feel like work. It’s worth it. All of it. Because it’s about the joy that’s found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend … that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

I love to hear from my readers and answer all communications personally. You can find me at:

http://www.colleencharles.com/free  – VALUABLE STARTER PACKAGE for new subscribers








Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

First of all, I’m so thrilled that you’ve hosted me and my #1 Paranormal Romantic Comedy, Talisman. I’m Colleen Charles and I’ve lived in rural Minnesota my entire life. Before becoming an author full-time, I was in a prominent leadership role for a Fortune 500. I’m also a Certified Life Coach and Reiki Master. I’ve shown and bred Arabian horses at the National leve for 32 years.

Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

I have a wonderful, once in a lifetime cat named Bingham. He is the inspiration for Talisman, the feline narrator of my story. I love that this book is clean so my godson could read it as he’s my biggest fan. It’s also the closest to my personality and sense of humor as any book I’ve ever written. I’m really proud of the Fur Magic series.

How do you create your characters?

They’re always based on real life. I like my characters to be flawed because they’re still human beings even though they’re on the page.

What inspires and what got your started in writing?

My sister inspired me to start writing. I’ve never been the best at picking my romantic relationships and she challenged me to write my own story and change the ending. That novel became my debut nove, #1 Sports Romance, Closing The Gap.

Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)

No. I just need inspiration. But I will tell you a secret … my favorite place to write is in bed :).

How do you get your ideas for writing?

I’m always looking for inspiration and I find it daily. Whether it’s around town, television, movies, social media, magazines. There’s always a story idea that can be expanded upon. I also ask my readers and make sure I’m giving them what they want. Members of my street team have had their plots selected for books. You can find out more at www.colleencharles.com/free by signing up for my newsletter.

What do you like to read?

Even though I write steamy romance, my favorite romance to read is historical.

What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?

It’s a muscle so make sure you write every day, even if it’s only a few hundred words. This business is tough and there are a lot of highs and lows. If you’re not passionate about it, don’t jump in the deep end of the pool!

Anything else you’d like to share?

The highlight of my day is when I hear from readers and I answer every communication personally. I’d love to hear from all of you!


Colleen Charles will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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  1. Really great interview, I always love learning how authors get their ideas and how the characters come to be. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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