Title: The Witches of Vegas
Author: Mark Rosendorf
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Where can Witches and their vampire mentor practice their powers without being discovered or persecuted? By using their magic, the Witches of Vegas become the number one act performing on the Las Vegas Strip--a great achievement for them, but not so much for the magicians--who can't possibly keep pace. Isis Rivera is the adopted fifteen-year-old daughter of The Witches of Vegas. Zack Galloway is the teenage nephew and assistant to the last magician left in the city. Although they should be rivals, when Valeria, a four-hundred-year-old witch with a long-seeded grudge against humanity arrives in Sin-City, both teens act to bring their families together to stop the evil hag in her tracks. But can the combined witches' powers and the ingenuity of the magicians be enough to stop Valeria from taking over the city and possibly the world?
Sebastian’s voice boomed through the theater. “Ladies and
gentlemen, for the last five and a half years, you have had the
opportunity to experience The Witches of Vegas four nights
and three afternoons a week right here at the Sapphire Resort
and Casino’s main theater. But today, you will be the very first
audience to witness something truly spectacular!”
Isis’ shoulders tensed. A knot formed in the pit of her
stomach. She had levitated many times, but never in front of
more than four people. This time, it would be in front of over
four thousand strangers. Wow, goosebumps popped out all
over her arms and legs. She took deep breaths, just as they
taught her, in through the nose and out through the mouth. It
always helped calm her nerves. Right now, they really needed
“We are about to bring out a new, young witch to the
stage,” Sebastian explained. “She will have you believing that
a young girl can become lighter than air!”
“Lighter than air.” Isis closed her eyes and chanted under
her breath. “Lighter than air.” Her hands and feet tingled with
each step toward the stage. The magic flowed through her
veins like a steady leak from a faucet.
“Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the
future goddess of magic, Isis!”
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What makes your featured book a must-read?
The Witches of Vegas is a tale of heartbreak, first love, the thrill of accomplishment and self sacrifice. Readers will find themselves transported to the bright lights and night life of downtown Vegas as they become engrossed in the adventure. (A quote from InD’tale Magazine).
Teen witch, Isis Rivera, and fifteen-year-old magician, Zack Galloway, are the types of teens you will wish were your best friends. They, and their families, will tug at your heartstrings in so many ways.
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Mark Rosendorf He is the author of the young adult series, The Witches of Vegas. The first of the series, titled “The Witches of Vegas” came out in August, 2020. The sequel titled, “Journey To New Salem” was released in March, 2021. Both books received the crown heart award from InD’tiale Magazine while “The Witches of Vegas” placed second in the International Digital Awards for 2020. Mark is also credited with The Rasner Effect series, a suspense/thriller trilogy published between 2009 and 2012. Born November 25th, 1974, and raised in Queens New York, Mark holds a Master's Degree from Long Island University's Human Development and Leadership program. He is a licensed Guidance Counselor for the New York City Department of Education's special education district. He began his counseling career in September 2001. Prior to that, he worked in the hotel industry. Mark has also moonlighted as a professional magician. Today, he teaches magic and Illusion to his students in order to teach teamwork while developing their confidence. Having accomplished his goals of becoming an author, Mark decided on an early retirement from writing. Then, one night, at two a.m., a new and unique story shot into Mark's brain like a lightning bolt, screaming for him to write it. Mark found himself spending several nights taking notes on the characters and their stories. That is how The Witches of Vegas was born.
The third book in the series is in progress and will be out soon.
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