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»A Little Light Magic Tour the Jersey Shore!
A Little Light Magic takes place on Absecon Island, home to Atlantic City and the “downbeach” communities of Ventnor, Margate and Longport.

» Candle Light Magic and A Little Light Magic

Tour the Jersey Shore!

A Little Light Magic takes place on Absecon Island, home to Atlantic City and the “downbeach” communities of Ventnor, Margate and Longport. It’s been one of my favorite places since childhood! In recent years, I’ve been saddened to see so many of the old sights and shops torn down to make way for new construction—but I’m happy to report that many quirky old sights still exist, if you know where to look for them. Here’s a tour of some of the real places on Absecon Island visited by Nick and Tori in A Little Light Magic.

Have fun on the trip!

Absecon Island, North to South…

Sunrise on the beach
Margate, NJ

The beach, the ocean, and the lifeguards are the ultimate summer constants in Margate. If you're in town, don't miss the annual Margate Memorial Life Guard Race!


Candle Magic and A Little Light Magic
by Joy Nash

Tori Morgan, the heroine of my latest book, A Little Light Magic (Leisure, May 26), believes in magic. She reads Tarot, and looks for the future in a crystal prism. She’s also in possession of seven candle magic spell kits, given to her by a Cajun hoodoo witch.

Tori’s recently inherited a rundown bungalow at the Jersey Shore, which she wants to renovate as a New Age shop. Only problem is, finding a contractor on the cusp of summer at the shore is like collecting beach sand in a sieve. Just about impossible.

Contractor Nick Santangelo took a look at Tori’s job as a favor for a friend, but it’s a small job and he’s plenty busy with bigger stuff. He’s got no interest at all in doing the work, even though the client has caught his eye. He wishes Tori luck and walks out the door.

And then Tori remembers her candle magic spells. Seven colors for seven different situations. Often, some sort of prayer, prop, scented oil, or a spice is included to enhance the power of the spell.

White – The spell Tori casts in Chapter One is for help, and involves a white candle. And lo and behold, Nick turns around and comes back. J This invocation has Tori sprinkling sugar, and raising the flame above her head.

As A Little Light Magic continues, Tori casts her remaining six candle magic spells, one by one.

Black – The color of reversal. Tori casts this spell using a mirror and a black candle, to banish negativity.

Yellow – The color of intelligence and confidence. Tori lights a yellow candle studded with cloves while seeking some much needed clarity of mind.

Orange – A color that attracts specific influences. Tori casts a spell involving an orange candle scented with cinnamon oil for success in her new business.

Green – Green candle magic can be used for problems concerning money, prosperity, growth, and abundance. Tori casts this spell for fertility. Her props are green felt, a needle, and a hard-boiled egg.

Blue – Blue is the color of healing, peace, patience and happiness. The location of this spellcasting is important. It occurs on the beach, at the ocean’s edge (but any outside body of water will do). Tori casts this spell for good luck. The blue candle is set in a shell.

Red – Red is the eternal color of love. Tori casts a love spell using a red candle anointed with rose oil--but she doesn’t cast it for herself. Selfishly drawing down a love spell for your own benefit, or to attract a specific person, can backfire.

In A Little Light Magic, the hero, Nick, is a practical guy. He doesn’t believe in magic. Tori does, with all her heart. Who’s right? Well, the proof is in the results, isn’t it?