Friday, March 25, 2011

PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Suzanne McLeod



New Secrets of the Fae Tours Added exclusively for the Paranormal Spring Break!

Supernatural Capital Tours is a recognised leader in London City magical sightseeing. Our hop-on, hop-off, and escorted bus tours are operated on a fleet of luxury, double-decker buses designed with top-deck-only seating to provide you with the best possible views of London’s magical attractions, supernatural neighbourhoods and places of paranormal interest.

Supernatural Capital Tours provides the best paranormal attractions, including vampire theatrical shows, magical markets, and Charmed river cruises. SCT is an expert in Magical Tourism. Please preview some of the tours we provide below.


SCT Secrets of the Fae Tours ~ Adults, and Children (where allowed)
Escorted Bus Tours (not hop-on, hop-off). All tours will be escorted by a two witches (both of whom are accredited employees, and are fully trained at HOPE* to provide magical first aid, should it be required), and one Monitor goblin to ensure the well-being and continued free will of all tour passengers. Tours includes all meals, drinks and accommodation where stated.

Please note: Escorts are a precaution only. It is a criminal offence for a fae to Glamour a human, and whilst the last recorded prosecution was in 1836 in Edinburgh, Scotland, SCT takes our customers’ safety very seriously; unlike other cheaper tour companies who offer similar tours unescorted.

*HOPE  is the Human, Other, Preternatural Ethics society clinic located at University College Hospital, London, where all magical persons, and problems are treated.

Please note: Each SCT Enchanted Boarding Ticket includes a mandatory Secrecy spell. This ensures tour activities can only be divulged to other tour participants to ensure the Secrets of the Fae remain hidden. Should you wish to take photographs, please purchase one of our patented Pictorial-Memories spell crystals (£5 per camera) to ensure you and your immediate family will be able to view and enjoy your pictures once the tour is over.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Spiritual Home of the Dryads
Kew’s Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walk (Adults and Children)
Welcome to the most compelling dryad experience in the world. Your personal dryad guide will accompany your family group along this wonderful walk. The route first takes you under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you close to trees in a way that will take your breath away.

Your personal dryad guide will also reveal how they commune with their home tree; a truly enthralling sight. Hugging is very much appreciated at this point. A substantial picnic basket is provided for each family group to enjoy at an appropriate venue during their day.


Dine and Dance the night away with the Dryads (Adults only)
Enjoy a wonderful evening of gourmet dining, dancing and communing with nature in all her majestic glory, in the amazing Temperate House. The Temperate House is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, and the lush interior displays an array of plants from the sub-tropical regions of the world, and when arranged by Kew’s own flock of semi-wild garden fairies, is transformed into one of the most exotic and breathtaking venues in London.

Guests Enchanted Boarding Tickets will count as one entry into the Green raffle: 10 winners each night will enjoy the Once In A Lifetime Experience to join with a dryad in their home tree for a period of one hour at midnight. Further raffle tickets can be purchased from your tour escorts (£25 per ticket). All proceeds to the Kew Foundation.

Please note: Guests are advised it is forbidden to feed the garden fairies sugary items.

Wimbledon Common: Home of the Satyrs
Poetry and Pipes Picnic (Adults and Children)
An extensive picnic lunch will be followed by performance poetry (generally suitable for children, but can become bawdy at times), and a musical pipe extravaganza where guests can join the satyrs in their revels and songs along the Windmill Nature Trail, which is approximately 800 metres of level footpath (suitable for those with mobility handicaps), through the satyrs three home habitats, namely the grassland, woodland and heath of the common.



Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast (Adults only – max 10 couples per feast)
A traditional style Greek banquet held in Wimbledon Windmill. Guests will feast on a wide selection of native dishes, each dish served with the satyrs’ choice of complementary vintage wines. Dancers, acrobats, and musicians will entertain the guests during the feast, traditional board and table games will be played.

The feast’s Grande Finale offers the chance for all couples to join their hosts in a night of joyous vinification (winemaking, for the uninitiated) under the stars. A Full English breakfast is served to all guests the following morning. Each couple will be given a gold-patterned kylix (wine-drinking cup) to commemorate their feast. (Government Health Warning: Please Drink Responsibly)


image wishes to thank and acknowledge Kew  – – and Wimbledon Common – – for their unofficial help in compiling the content for these magical tours.


Thank you so much Suzanne for this amazing tour! I’d definitely sign up!

Suzanne is the author of the Spellcrackers series:

UK Release: April 30, 2009

US Release: April 27, 2010

‘My name is Genny Taylor. I work for It’s a great job, pays the rent, lets me do the thing I’m good at – finding magic and cracking it – and the bonus is it’s run by witches, which stops the vamps from taking a bite out of me.

Not that vampires are the big bad any more, not since they launched a slick PR campaign – ­ oh, and they brought the goblins on board. Now the vamps are sought-after celebrities, and Getting Fanged and taking the Gift are the new height of all things cool.

But only if you’re human.

And I’m not.

I’m Sidhe fae.

And I know firsthand just how deadly a vampire can be.’

When Mr October, a sexy calendar pin-up vamp, is accused of murdering his girlfriend, an old debt is called in and Genny is forced to help prove his innocence, risking her job and the protection it offers – and threatening to expose her own dark secrets. Searching for the killer plunges Genny deep into the hidden heart of vampire society. It’s not long before she realises that she and Mr October are both unwitting pawns in a centuries-old power struggle between London’s non-human communities . .  . and it’s not just her own neck that’s at stake, but the lives of all London’s supernaturals.

Read Chapter One

Read Chapter Two

UK Release: July 16, 2009

US Release: April 26, 2011

‘The ghost grasped her shift and ripped it open. The three interlacing crescents carved red-raw and bleeding into her thin chest didn’t look any better than the last dozen times I’d seen them. The wounds weren’t lethal – they weren’t even recent; she’d been dead for at least a hundred and fifty years – but my gut still twisted with anger that someone would do that to a child.’

Being haunted by a ghost is the least of Genny’s problems: she’s also trying to deal with the witch neighbour who wants her evicted. Finn, her sort-of-Ex – and now her new boss – can’t quite decide whether he wants their relationship to be business or pleasure. And then there’s the queue of vamps inviting her to paint the town red; how long before they stop taking no for an answer?

Just when it seems things can’t get any worse a human friend is murdered using sidhe magic. Determined to hunt down the killer and needing help, she turns to one of London’s most capricious wylde fae and the seductive vampire Malik al-Khan.

But all too soon she realises she doesn’t know who she can trust – and now Genny’s the one being hunted, not just by the police, but by some of London’s most powerful and dangerous supernaturals.

Read Chapter One

UK Release: February 17, 2011

US Release: April 2012

On the surface, Genny’s life seems ripple-free right now. Finn, her sexy boss and — well, Genny’s not sure what else she wants him to be — has stopped pushing for a decision on their relationship. The seductive vampire Malik al-Khan has vanished back into the shadows. And the witches have declared her no longer a threat. But unless Genny can find a way to break the fertility curse afflicting London’s fae, she knows this is just the lull before the magical storm.

Then a faeling — a teenage girl — is fished out of the River Thames, dead and bound with magic, and Genny is called into investigate. As she digs through the clues, her search takes a sinister and dangerous turn, exposing age-old secrets that might be better left buried. Then another faeling disappears, and Genny finds herself in a race against time to save the faeling and stop the curse from claiming its next victim — herself!

Read Chapter One

Suzanne would like a to offer one (1) book of their choice, from the Spellcrackers series, to (1) winner!

  • This giveaway is open Internationally (where Book Depository ships)

  • To enter, just leave a comment letting us know  which tour would you take and why? ^^

  • Don’t forget to include a way to contact you!

If you want to earn an extra entry, spread the word and provide a link in a different comment =)

Tweet: Win! One of @Suzanne_McLeod ‘s books! hosted by @Tynga & @Parajunkee #ParanormalSpringBreak #giveaway PLZ RT

Ends April 6th, 2011.

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69 People left their mark on “PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Suzanne McLeod”

  1. Vivien

    I would take the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Spiritual Home of the Dryads. I love greenery and heights. I think it would be beautiful.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. Birgit

    I’ve been to London so often, I know A LOT there including Kew Gardens etc, but I’ve never been on a Supernatural Tour (Secrets of the Fae Tour sounds grand), so this is a must do for my next trip!!

    danaan at gmx dot at

  3. Victoria

    I’d take the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Spiritual Home of the Dryads. I love doing the gardens around home so I know I’d love this.

  4. Katy

    Wow they are all so awesome! I guess I would love the Dance and Dine the night with the Dryads…or maybe the Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast….so fantastic! lol

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  5. cait045

    I would pick the Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast. An party that lasts a whole night sounds perfect. I also love watching acrobatics because I think its absolutely amazing what they can do.


  6. Bethany C.

    Bring on the Bacchanalian all night wine feast! Because, well, all night wine feast. Which feels slightly odd to be typing at 8 in the morning.


  7. Ricki

    I have not read any of this series, so I would love to win the first one, The Sweet Scent of Blood.

  8. Julie S

    I would take the Wimbledon Common: Home of the Satyrs tour because the area looks lovely and relaxing plus the interesting twist.

    I would like to be entered to win the first book in the series.

  9. Sharon S.

    Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast! It pretty much speaks for itself 😉

    I’ve heard good things about this series. Would love to try the first book out! Thanks

  10. SandyG265

    I’d take the Royal Botanic gardens because I enjoy gardening and it’d be interesting to see the gardens from an insider’s point of view.

    sgiden at

  11. YA Vampire Books

    Fun post! I would take the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Spiritual Home of the Dryads tour! The Royal Botanic Gardens look beautiful and the Dryads sounds interesting!


  12. BLHmistress

    Can’t I pick all they all sound fabulous okay well I pick the Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast

    An all night party with Greek food and wine oh yea.


  13. as always ♥ Carol

    I would Dine and Dance the night away with the Dryads. Mostly because i would get to do some of my favorite things like dancing, eating delicious food, and enjoying the nature combined with night lovely .

    as always ♥, Carol

  14. elaing8

    I would go to the Bacchanalian All-Night Wine Feast.All night drinking wine,eating and entertainment sounds like I’d have a great time.

  15. Sarah

    What fun! If only it were true 🙂 All the tours sound fun but I bet I’d get quite an education at the All-Night Wine Feast 😉

    smaccall @

  16. Capucine

    I would love to go on the Supernatural Capital tours because I would absolutley LOVE to see the paranormal attractions!!! it seems amazing!!!!!

  17. Rosie

    I would take the Secret of the Fae tour because it would remind me of a lot of the books I’ve read with that secret world as a backdrop.

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

  18. Judy

    Goodness, most sound great. I think I would pick Secrets of the Fae Tours. That sounds fascinating. I love fantasy and fae’s are an interesting fantasy for me.


  19. Barbara E.

    I’d take the Dine and Dance the night away with the Dryads (Adults only) tour. Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Barbed1951 at aol com

  20. Robin K

    I would take the Kew’s Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walk, so I could bring the family 🙂

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  21. Jasmyn

    I would love to go see The Spiritual Home of the Dryad. It sounds like something I could really get into with my daughter.


  22. MsInformed

    I’d do all of them, especially if Finn was around at the satyrs’ grounds 🙂

    I’ve got the 1st 2 books, would love the newest one!


  23. mpyff

    I would definitely want to tour the Secrets of the Fae. 🙂

    I need to go check out these books! Why did I not know about them? 🙂 they sound awesome!


  24. Emily

    I would definitely sign up for Kew’s Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walk, and would probably have to be told to stop hugging the trees. Thanks for the giveaway!

    whatbookisthat at gmail dot com

  25. LSUReader

    Sign me up to meet some dryads at the Royal Botannic Tour. I love gardens, flowers and greenery and would have a great time meeting those who inhabit them! What a fun post. Thanks so much. (Email in profile.)

  26. Ammy Belle

    Hm … hard to choose …but I will go with SCT Secrets of the Fae Tours – urbanite all the way! Thanks for the giveaway and the hilariously awesome post! apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com

  27. holly

    I would love to do the all night wine tour. Great wine and beautiful scenery sounds awesome!

    Hollybwright[at]comcast dot net

  28. JenM

    I love nature, trees and gardens, so I’m thinking I’d want to do the Royal Botanic Gardens: Spiritual Home of the Dryads tour. I’ll be going to London in 2 months. I’m going to have to see if I can find this tour when I’m there!

    jen at delux dot com

  29. donnas

    Supernatural Capital Tour. Just sounds awesome. I read about this one before and have been hooked ever since on the idea.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  30. Chi Kittie

    I would so want to take the Supernatural Capital Tours. Sounds amazing. I love the idea of touring places with different supernatual background. Very neat idea. 🙂


  31. heatwave16

    I would have to go with the botanical tour. Looks like it would just be gorgeous…although, the wine tour is tempting. 🙂


  32. Mocha ღ Latte

    I’d go on the Dine and Dance the night away with the Dryads tour. The mention of the Victorian style glass house is enough!

    venturinhawendy at gmail dot com

  33. winnie

    I think I would choose the Dine and Dance the night away with the Dryads tour because it sounds like a fun way to spend an evening!


  34. Aleetha

    SCT Secrets of the Fae Tours ~ would be my choice.
    Meeting those two witches seems “fun”. I might see any magical things every second in this tours. Who knows 🙂 at gmail dot com

  35. Pam S

    This was a wonderful post thanks for sharing all of the tours!

    I’d pick the Botanical Gardens and bring my son and mom along. She loves flowers and such (even more than me) I am sure would be gorgeous.

    pams00 @

  36. jenn

    I’d take the Royal Botanic Gardens tour because it sounds so relaxing.


  37. mbreakfield

    SCT Secrets of the Fae Tours ~ Adults, and Children (where allowed) is the one that I would pick, because it sounds the most interesting.

  38. Kasumi

    I’d chose the Bacchanalian with my boyfriend. It sounds like fun! 😀

    Thanks for the chance!


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