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Inspired by Mind Magicians

Writers are often asked where they get their inspiration for stories from. So here’s my attempt at explaining the inspiration behind The Charm.

I get inspiration and ideas for stories from many places—TV, books, snippets of conversation overheard on a train. I’m often drawn to the unusual or unexplained concepts, or at least things that are unexplained to me! The inspiration behind writing my YA novella The Charm came from watching celebrity mind magicians on TV.

TV shows have highlighted how amazing the power of the mind can be. In Derren Brown’s Fear and Faith special he set up a fake pharmaceutical company. The company claimed to have developed a drug called Rumyodin that could eradicate fear. And guess what? People taking the drug overcame their fears. But of course the drug was a placebo and at the end Derren revealed ‘rumyodin’ was an anagram for ‘your mind’. The participants had believed so strongly in the drug that it actually worked. Without realising it they had used the power of their own minds to overcome their fears.

Then there is Dynamo who amongst many other amazing things, can do things like making it impossible for people to pull their own hands apart, or making himself unliftable, even to heavy weight boxer, David Haye. Had Dynamo made himself unliftable, or had he made David think he was unliftable? Whichever way it showed how remarkable the mind can be if you know how to harness it.

So the mind is a very clever thing and some people seem to have mastered the art of seemingly controlling other peoples.  Hypnotherapy has helped many people reduce their anxiety, overcome their fears, and break their bad habits. This is great but what if someone decided to use mind control for evil?  What if someone used it for their own advantage? What if someone had a beef against the world and wanted revenge? What if those in power used it to control the people?

If you had an extraordinary power what would you do?

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This blog was first seen on Kerry Hearts YA blogspot.

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The Charm by Jojo Debrazza
The Charm by Jojo Debrazza

Extraordinary powers come with a price

Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!
But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.
Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their own issues with the Restoratives and their own way of protesting.
Fearful of how the Restoratives are treating his mum in prison and concerned about their motives for creating the Register of Charmers, Luca must make an impossible choice—break the rules and use his gift or stand by and watch as the power is abused.

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“Brilliant story. Captivating!”
“Fantastic dystopian story with a future…”
“Fast paced and full of conflict.”
“An enjoyable and engrossing read. Highly recommended.”

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I hope you enjoy The Charm!

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for The Charm by Jojo Debrazza

Make sure to follow the tour where you can read exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and interviews.There is even a Giveaway at the end of the post for a $5.00 gift certificate for any book on Musa Publishing’s website.

Tour dates:

February 2 ~ Blog Tour Kick-Off ~ Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ~ http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com

February 3 ~ Exclusive Excerpt ~ Word Forward ~ http://karynd19.tumblr.com

February 4 ~ Author Promotion ~ Jojo Debrazza ~ https://jojodebrazza.com/

February 5 ~ Spotlight ~ Dreamland Teen Fantasy ~ http://www.dreamlandteenfantasy.blogspot.com

February 6 ~ Spotlight ~ Tea Talks ~ https://twitter.com/Tea_Talks

February 9 ~ Exclusive Excerpt ~ The Miss Phyre Library ~ http://themissphyrelibrary.wordpress.com

February 10 ~ Review ~ A Bookaholic’s Fix: Feeding the Addiction ~ http://bookaholicfix.wordpress.com

February 11 ~ Interview ~ On Writing and Riding ~http://marlenemoss.blogspot.com

February 12 ~ Spotlight ~ Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ~ http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com

February 13 ~ Excerpt ~ Brooke Blogs
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February 16 ~ Guest Post ~ Kerry Hearts YA ~http://kerryheartsya.blogspot.com/

February 17 ~ Spotlight ~ LeAnn’s Book Reviews ~ http://shirleyfrancesbooksandmore.com/

February 18 ~ Spotlight ~ Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ~ http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com

February 19 ~ Guest Post ~ Author Sandra Love ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Sandra-Loves-Blog-Spot/825497764144167

February 20 ~ Spotlight ~ Writer’s Revolution ~ http://thewritersrevolution13.blogspot.com/

About The Charm:

Extraordinary powers come with a price.

Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!

But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.

Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their own issues with the Restoratives and their own way of protesting.

Fearful of how the Restoratives are treating his mum in prison and concerned about their motives for creating the Register of Charmers, Luca must make an impossible choice—break the rules and use his gift or stand by and watch as the power is abused.

Book Details:

Title: The Charm

Author: Jojo Debrazza

Genre: Young Adult, YA Dystopian, Urban Fantasy

Hashtags: #TheCharm

Publisher: Musa Publishing, LLC http://www.musapublishing.com/

ISBN-13: 978-1-68009-066-6

Number of Pages:  Approx. 70

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About the Author:

Jojo Debrazza is a writer of young adult and children’s fiction. The Charm is her debut YA novella.

Jojo has a vivid imagination and likes to make up stories. Her friends call it lying but she calls it writing. She lives mainly in a dream world with her partner and a house full of small furry animals. It’s a carefree happy place where everything is bright and fluffy.
Jojo’s other passion is football (soccer). As well as playing and helping to run a club, she works as a football development officer in Cambridgeshire, England.
Find Jojo on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jojodebrazza

 

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About The Charm:

Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!

But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.

Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their own issues with the Restoratives and their own way of protesting.

Fearful of how the Restoratives are treating his mum in prison and concerned about their motives for creating the Register of Charmers, Luca must make an impossible choice—break the rules and use his gift or stand by and watch as the power is abused.

The Charm by Jojo Debrazza
The Charm by Jojo Debrazza

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for The Charm by Jojo Debrazza.

About The Charm:


Extraordinary powers come with a price.


Fifteen year old Luca has the charm, a gift he inherited from his mum. Charmers can control minds, but they abide by a code—to only use the power for good, and only with the person’s permission. Luca knows breaking the code is wrong, and his mum would kill him if he tried!
But when a rogue charmer uses the power for criminal means, the Restorative government jumps in. Luca’s mum is imprisoned and the Register for Charmers is announced. The media creates a frenzy of fear and suspicion against charmers.
Believing the family is in peril, and wishing to keep Luca’s gift a secret, Luca’s dad takes them to stay with a friend in the country. Here, Luca meets Fee, a computer genius who can hack into anything. Fee introduces Luca to an underground rebellion group of internet hackers who have their own issues with the Restoratives and their own way of protesting.
Fearful of how the Restoratives are treating his mum in prison and concerned about their motives for creating the Register of Charmers, Luca must make an impossible choice—break the rules and use his gift or stand by and watch as the power is abused. 
Are you ready for the cover?

Book Details:

Title: The Charm

Author Name: Jojo Debrazza

ISBN-13: 978-1-68009-066-6

Price: $2.99

Genre: Young Adult, YA Dystopian, Urban Fantasy

Keywords/Search tags: control minds, mind power, internet hackers

Hashtags: #TheCharm

Publisher:  Musa Publishing, LLC  http://www.musapublishing.com/

About the Author:
Jojo Debrazza is a writer of young adult and children’s fiction. The Charm is her debut YA novella. 
Jojo has a vivid imagination and likes to make up stories. Her friends call it lying but she calls it writing. She lives mainly in a dream world with her partner and a house full of small furry animals. It’s a carefree happy place where everything is bright and fluffy.
Jojo’s other passion is football (soccer). As well as playing and helping to run a club she works as a football development officer in Cambridgeshire, England.
Find Jojo on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jojodebrazza