Books Books: Altered Reality


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the PILLARS by Claire Theriot Mestepey Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Pillars Madeline's Magic Book One

Title: PILLARS (Madeline’s Magic #1)

Author: Claire Theriot Mestepey

Pub. Date: February 3, 2022

Publisher: Claire Theriot Mestepey

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 488

Find it: Goodreads or Here 

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited membership!

Madeline Jourdain is starting a new life in New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, she has always been popular and smart, recently graduating from college. She has been blessed with adoring parents and friends who saw Madeline’s true self, beyond her disability. But deep down, Madeline longed for something she never knew she missed. With a touch of a welcoming hand, Madeline’s heart opens to find true love. With an opening of a book, Madeline discovers the magic lying dormant in her, as magic is reintroduced throughout the world. This fills Madeline’s heart with more possibilities but also more danger than she could ever have imagined. With help from witches, storm giants, and a Pixie named Charlie, Madeline learns about true love, magic, and even dragons.

Grab Book 2 REALMS now!

Pillars Review

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Isn’t this a magnificent cover. No kidding, it hooked me. The story and well written prose kept me turning the pages.

Everything from the characters to the magical creatures were well described making me feel right in the action. Madeline and Danny are wonderful characters and they grew significantly throughout the book. This modern day witch saga, complete with a dragon (bet you guessed that from the cover) clips right along, never allowing me to get bored. I was hoping for more and the link above lets us grab book two, Realms, now! Gotta go – I have another book to read.

About the Author

Whimsy Word Search has launched a new style of game that triples the fun with its genius mix of color and word search. 

Claire Theriot Mestepey’s love affair with word games and word searches has been going on for as long as she can remember. Then about a few years ago, Claire had a novel idea to create a book that combined both coloring and word searches in one game. She immediately got to work to ensure this idea came into fruition. After a lot of trials and mostly errors, Whimsy Word Search was born. 

Whimsy Word Search debuted with two never-seen-before puzzle styles: normal and pictogram. The normal Whimsy Word Search is a prettier and more colorful take on the regular word search, but the difference is that it allows one to color each letter in the words they find. 

As for the pictogram style, Claire has her husband to thank for the idea. “My husband suggested there might be a way to make these puzzles even more challenging. Why use simple letters when you can challenge your puzzle lovers with pictograms? So have each pictogram represent a letter and then find the connecting pictograms that form the words. Hence Whimsy Word Search, Pictogram Style was created.”

As the owner and creator of the Whimsy Word Search,

Claire is in charge of the entire process. “I do everything from coming up with the ideas for different books to creating the pages to publishing the books.” It is particularly noteworthy that Claire does all this even with a severe physical disability. “What gives my story of a strong woman trying to build a business while raising a happy family a twist, is that I have cerebral palsy.”

Nonetheless, Claire shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. “Recently we have added American Sign Language too. My latest book is Shakespearean Insults, which features letters from guttersnipe to roundtable wench! These words and insults work in a pinch! It’s probably my favorite book word search that I have created to date.”

Claire also added a new feather to her cap when she and her work were featured in the Texas County Reporter. An experience she is most thankful for.

Claire also finished her first full-length novel recently, Pillars, which is about a heroine in wheelchair who uses her magic powers to combat evil. The novel is set to be part of a trilogy that chronicles the epic battles between good and evil. Claire is currently writing the second novel, while a detailed outline of the third novel is already penned down.

Sign up for Claire’s newsletter!

Website | Twitter | FacebookInstagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon 

Giveaway for Pillars 

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

3 winners will receive an eBook of PILLARS, International.

Ends July 7th, midnight EST.

Good luck to you – enter here!

Pillars Madeline's Magic Book One book tour schedule

Pillars Tour Schedule

6/12/2023Fire and Ice
6/13/2023Rajiv’s Reviews
6/14/2023Lifestyle of Me
6/19/2023Locks, Hooks and Books
6/20/2023A Blue Box Full of Books
6/22/2023Country Mamas With Kids
6/23/2023the original B00K nerd
6/27/2023Review Thick And Thin
6/28/2023The Momma Spot
6/29/2023Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Giveaways Galore!

That’s right – just twice a month, we’ll deliver a newsletter packed with new releases and giveaways. Sign up now and don’t miss another issue.

Subscribe for FREEBIES!

* indicates required