Book Spotlight….Forged in Dreams and Magick by Kat Bastion


I’ve got a fantastic book to spotlight today, a book I’ve read and loved…..Forged in Dreams and Magick by Kat Bastion.  I’ve also got Kat’s favorite quotes from the book to share with you…fun!

Kat is also hosting a fabulous giveaway with prizes includnig signed paperback copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick and a Pandora bracelet! (enter in the rafflecopter below) Enjoy!

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Forged in Dreams and Magick releases September 23




Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.


Kat’s Favorite Quotes from
Forged in Dreams and Magick


“May all who seek refuge, find it. When you find comfort from another, cherish it. Should you be graced with true love, embrace it.” ~ This favorite quote is a portion of Iain’s toast at the Beltane celebration. Not only is it a wonderful philosophy for their clan, but it serves as a creed for us all to offer and value the important things in life.

His low, graveled tone sounded like the softest silk to my ears. “I love the instant reaction you have to me: the quick pulse at the base of your neck, your struggle for breath, those beautiful green eyes all dark and dilated. You’re a breathtakin’ present, beggin’ to be unwrapped.” ~ Iain courts Isobel on a moonlit picnic. {fans self}

“Woman, I would travel to the ends of the Earth to bring that smile to your face.” ~ Iain. Regarding a surprise both mundane and extraordinary, the scope of his statement expresses the depth of his love.

He put his hand on the side of my head, smoothing my hair. Gentle lips kissed my forehead. “Sometimes our emotions rule us. How we handle the consequences . . . defines us.” ~ Velloc praises Isobel in a way that encompasses kindness, forgiveness, and grace, but its profound meaning applies to everyone.

“A deep ache burned in my heart. My head spun. Panic had set in, and I didn’t want to leave. Conflicting emotions threatened to overrule any sense of purpose I’d had since my entire odyssey began. To a wanderer of worlds, knowledge might’ve been power, but human connections had become everything.” ~ I love this poignant moment when Isobel realizes her purpose is no longer about the historical adventure, but those she loves along the way.

  “Markers in my journey, every guidepost had simply showed me the way. I went down the path, choosing right or left at forks in the road, but the doorways did not define me. My actions every step of the way determined my course, revealing the person that existed inside.” ~ Isobel accepts the strength she’s discovered inside and commands her destiny, the warrior within her rising to the challenge, no matter her uncontrollable circumstance. The sentiment is great inspiration.


Kat has put together an amazing giveaway with prizes including:

(5) Signed Paperback Copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick

(5) eBook copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick

(1) Pandora sterling silver Happily Ever After charm with a Pandora sterling silver bracelet.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the author:

Shoe_PhotoKat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.

Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit her blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, her website at www.katbastion.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Bastion/382546338470769 ,and her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/KatBastion for more information.


  1. Thank you so much, Jillian! I’m thrilled you loved the book and can’t wait to share it with your readers! 6 more days!

  2. I have to say that I received an eARC from NetGalley and loved Forged in Dreams and Magick by Kat! It’s an amazing Scottish medieval romance as I love them, plus it is a time-travel!

    • Nicole, yay! I’m so glad you stopped by and shared your opinion! Wasn’t Kat’s writing just fabulous? I was so torn between the relationships and she wrote such lush descriptions, I felt I was there. Amazing work!

    • Hello, Nicole! Thank you for replying here! I’m so thrilled both you and Jilly loved it. Yay! 5 more days… {vibrates}

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