Oct 21, 2015

The Great October Book Giveaway - Judika Illes

The Encyclopedia of Spirits is going home with: William Jones

Magic When You Need It is going home with: Stephanie Clayton

Congrats!

Another wicked duo will be up for grabs tomorrow...

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I find it a rare thing to hear an author spoken well of across varying groups of practitioners. Often, I hear a book or a writer mentioned, and there is someone else in the room who immediately starts rolling their eyes, or wants to tell you why that particular author is not worth your time. I can honestly say that I've never heard anyone speak ill of our next author.

Perhaps the amount of research and information she pours into her books, is the reason there is a wide reaching appreciation of her work, or it may simply be that others have discovered what I have - she is a truly lovely human being who adores this magical world, and wants to share it with others.

I am pleased to be sharing two of Judika Illes' books with you:


Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demon, Ghosts, Gods and Goddesses

"...a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. The spirits in this encyclopedia represent every inhabited continent, deriving from many cultures, eras, and spiritual traditions. Some, like the goddesses Kwan Yin and Ma Zu, currently possess millions of devotees while others are barely remembered. Within this book, you’ll find individual spirits of varying degrees of power as well as type (genres) of spirits from all over Earth."




Magic When You Need It

"Magic When You Need It serves as your magical emergency kit. This simple to read, easy to use, mini-grimoire contains 150 tried and true spells to eliminate and remedy the emergencies you already have as well as spells to prevent them."



If you would like to add one of Judika's books to your library, please leave a comment below before Friday, October 23rd at 6pm Pacific. Feel free to let me know which book strikes your fancy!


Rules and legal bits are here.

All photos and quoted text are copyright Judika Illes and used only to promote these books for this particular giveaway.


49 comments:

petoskystone said...

I have both in my library. Wonderful books!

Debra Nehring said...

I would SO love to receive Judika's Encyclopedia of Spirits! It's one I don't own. her books are fabulous!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Oh the Encyclopedia of Spirits would be fantastic!! Please throw my name into the hat! :)

Cartermaryd said...

If love to win! Her books are awesome!

William Jones said...

Yesssss.

Erin Gergen Halls said...

Love Judika's books, though neither of these are in my collection! Especially keen on the Encyclopedia of Spirits! Enter me, please!!

Engie Willow said...

Ooh, I love Judika Illes! I would love to own the Encyclopedia of Spirits.
engie.willow@gmail.com

Jen Lawrence said...

The contest is bringing me out of lurker status. I'd love Magic When You Need It. Love your blog. You have such terrific energy!

MissAnne Thrope said...

I have all of your books, except for Magic When You Need It. I love your writings.

zb said...

Encyclopaedia of Spirits, oh yes!

Just Start Drawing said...

Intriguing titles both, I lean more towards the spirits book but either would be lovely additions to the library

lady said...

Both books look enchanting!!! ✨✨😀

SerenityXStar said...

They both look like very interesting titles and I've definitely heard good things about Judika. For me, Magic When You Need It seems just a touch more interesting. Both would be a great addition to a library!

fantasma7920 said...

The spell book looks great!

Cindy Jameson said...

I too, have only heard very good thinks about Judika Illes! "Magic When You Need It ", is definitely the book I need!!

Natalia F said...

either would be great!!

thevampyrwithin said...

Oh wow =o) I don't have either of these in my library so I'd be thrilled with either! <3 Good luck, everyone!!

Joel Champ said...

Encyclopedia of spirits please :-) I have not heard of this book myself and it looks awesome!!

Sparkless said...

I need Judika's Encyclopedia of Spirits, well need it a strong word, how about really really want? I have the other book and it is fantastic.

Renee Olson said...

I don't have either but would love Encyclopedia of Spirits!

Dorn Simon-Sinnott said...

Oh my!
The Encyclopedia of Spirits is calling me, Big Time!
So, I already have my fingers and toes crossed, got the woof George crossing his, with the Queen Feline Lolan doing ballerina graceful moves with her wee claw paws crossed too!!

Pati Tozer said...

Oh I do love this author! I'd be content with whichever book might come my way. :) - Pati

Andrea Vélez said...

Either would be great for me, they are two interesting themes! Thanks for the giveaway

Misty Fouquet said...

Very excited about either of these! They look amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to learn about a new to me author! <3

Stellar Words said...

I would love to win The Encyclopedia of Spirits in your giveaway!

Nydia said...

Oh, I love Judika! Always sweet and kind to me, never closing doors. Wise and fun witch, too. :)

BrigidsBlest said...

Encyclopedia of Spirits sounds awesome.

BrigidsBlest@yahoo.com

Crystal Sell said...

They both seem like amazing books, but if I had to pick it would be The Encyclopedia of Spirits!

Viki Vaughn said...

I could really use magic when you need it

Runningafter3 said...

They both look fantastic so I wouldn't mind winning either one!! :)

greekwitch said...

I have a feeling that the encyclopedia of spirits is amazing work. But either book would be fantastic!!!

Ms Cruella said...

Magic When you need it .... Please. : )

Kelly M said...

Encyclopedia of Spirits please.
Thanks.

Stephanie Clayton said...

I couldn't possibly choose. I love Judika Illes.
(angelwhisper526@yahoo.com)

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

Would love a copy of the Encyclopedia of Spirits!

starfirewitch AT gmail.com

Sarah said...

Um, I have never heard of this author.. I stumbled across your blog. Please pick your jaw off the floor. Based on all the comments and being a book junkie I feel like I've been missing out, but that's why we read blogs and reviews to learn about new authors right? Have a great day!
Sarahsmithstormatgmaildotcom

mcbeth said...

I don't have either of her books but would love to start with Magic When You Need It

Eveline Maedel said...

Either book looks delicious!

L J Dogsmom said...

I am rushing over to check these books out right now.

Pam said...

These look wonderful. I dont have either one but going on my booklist!

rowan said...

Either one sounds wonderfully fascinating!!

Wizard Lizard the Magick Educator said...

That Encyclopedia sounds wonderful! May I please? May I please?

Lindsey said...

Ooooooohhhhhhhh! I've always been intrigued by her books and I'd be grateful to add either to much collection! Thank you so much! ♡☆♡☆♡☆♡

fearless_fallen_angel said...

If be absolutely delighted with either book. Thank you for the giveaway :)

Rebecca Powell said...

I would love either of these books! I've heard so many good things about Judika Illes :)

♥ eli mari said...

Thank you for the opportunity, these books are such a wonderful offering!! I'd be more than pleased with either, although I'm very drawn to the spirits... ♥

Bookloving Feline said...

Throw my name in the hat please! I'm interested in Encyclopedia of Spirits please!

Laura said...

I'd be interested in the magic when you need it book. I already have the spirits and i think two more of the big books that she put out. I hadn't heard of the second book you listed. have a great day
blessings
~*~

lillie8302 said...

I'd love to read the encyclopedia of spirits! Thanks for doing the October giveaways, they are generous and fun, I found myself wondering what the next one would be :) Email is lilefal1102@hotmail.com