Thursday, October 23, 2008

Book Chat - Her Godmother - Chapter Excerpt

The Real Hollywood presents Hollywood Screaming during the month of October and today’s Book Chat features an excerpt from a Fantasy children’s novel Her Godmother. Author Cate Cavanagh is on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion and during her tour if you leave a comment your name will be entered to win a FREE virtual book tour to a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published The winner will be announced on our main blog at on October 30!

Join us tomorrow for Cate’s interview at The Real Hollywood blog. You can visit her website at or her blog at

About the Book
Shouldn't we have our own Witch? Allie is experiencing a family breakup. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother decides to leave him. Allie stays with her godmother Brigid, who lives in rural upstate New York, while her mother plans a new life and relocation for them both. Allie is having a wonderful time until one night, when awakened by a thunderstorm, she peeks out of her window to see her godmother dancing on the lawn in the rain. What Allie is about to discover is that Brigid is rather "colorful" or should we say...

Book Excerpt
Allison—or Allie, as she was called—sat in the front seat in the car, next to her mother, Darla. She was too big for a car seat and yet too small for the seatbelt that rested on her cheek. Her view was limited to treetops and clouds. She wanted to fidget her seatbelt looser, but she knew better. Instead, she sighed and asked, "What is Aunt Brigid like?"
"I don't expect you to remember her. It's been a while…" her mother said, almost as if she was talking to herself while she looked ahead at the road.
"Since she moved to the country we've stayed in touch, but you haven't seen her for a few years. You were little when she moved."
"I remember," Allie piped in, "that she gave me my stuffed unicorn, the carousel horses, and that colorful rock collection-"
"And she always sends you beautiful flowers on your birthday!"
"And she sends those pretty satin bags with lace all around them. How does she make them?"
"I know your Aunt Brigid will show you how she does everything, if you ask her," she said suddenly, remembering Allie's question of a few moments ago.
"Oh, I think I would like that."
Allie was a smart girl who always got good grades in school and made friends easily. Taking after her mother's family, she had thick, straight black hair. Because it never stayed in place, it was cut pageboy style, just under her ear lobes. Allie was not patient and often squirmed when getting a haircut. Dark freckles dotted the bridge of her nose. Her eyes were "McKay blue." That is how her grandfather always described them. "You can tell a McKay by their eyes," he always said. They were not just blue, they were dark blue, but when the sun shined upon the face of a McKay, those blue eyes sparkled liked sapphires. Allie had a laugh that was infectious that could make anyone laugh, even if they did not know why. She was also a kind and thoughtful girl. She enjoyed being popular, but she always went out of her way to become friends with children who were new or shy. Once Allie took to someone, everyone else did too. She never said a bad thing about anyone—not even about her father. Never about her father!

HER GODMOTHER VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR '08 will officially begin on October 1 and ends on October 30. You can visit Cate's tour stops at in October to find out more about her latest book!
Join us tomorrow at The Real Hollywood blog for Cate’s interview with Book Chat.