Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mark Morrison ~ presents ~ Two Spells



BLURB:
TwoSpells is a magical tale about teenage twins, Sarah and Jon, who find out that they're heirs to an ancient, magical realm containing an enchanted library that can transport a reader to anywhere or anytime the author has written into a story. They soon realize that moving through the uncharted inner-sanctums of multidimensional worlds isn't the safest nor wisest of choices.

Both are emboldened with a wondrous mystical gift that no being has ever possessed. But fate intervenes pulling them into an evolving inter-dimensional war between their kind, Irregulars, and treacherous evil forces flowing from parallel universes looking to claim the library's unique magical enchantment as their own portal to besieging and conquering all realms outside their own.

The two must rescue their world from a phantom hybrid alien race controlled by a demented dark-wizard, Jeremy Sermack. They'll either assimilate or be exterminated.

Will they embrace their true identities as Irregulars and become the valiant saviours the prophets envisioned, or will they retreat to the perceived safety of their distant homeland populated with the Regulars?

EXCERPT:
THE FRONT DOOR LAY FLATTENED, hinges bent and twisted and the sliding bolt-lock contorted. The door jam was broken and splintered.

“What is this?” Grandpa roared, waving his walking stick at the mountainous intruders. “Which one of ya’ is gonna pay for all this?”

The dust settled and the two ominous figures stood just outside the doorway, the bright moon blazing behind them. Tattooed across their pale blue foreheads were the numbers thirty-seven and thirty-eight. Each was stuffed into a suit two sizes too small and busting at the seams, barely able to contain their hulking, muscular bodies. Black, wraparound sunglasses hid their eyes from view and Sarah could tell that something strange lay behind them. One muttered into a small microphone curled toward his lips and the other stared straight ahead.

Grandpa rolled up behind them. “Collectors!”

“Collectors?” Sarah whispered to Jon. He shrugged.

“You know why here,” Thirty-seven grunted, flipping one side of his jacket open and exposing a peculiar gold badge attached to his belt. It was a cluster of mechanical gears embedded with astrological symbols and a mechanical winged dragon clinging to a peculiar orbs.
“We do not!” Grandma shouted, leaning on her walker.

“Overdue book,” the other one boomed, holding out a six fingered hand.

“I don’t know what you’re talkin’ about ya’ thug,” Grandma said, rolling her walker closer. “Who’s gonna fix me door?”

The Collectors muttered something in another language to one another.

“We haven’t even been ta’ the bloody library in years,” Grandpa argued. “Ya’ have that written in your records?”

Thirty-seven moved closer, his hand out again. “Special text overdue.”

Sarah and Jon eased backward a little. The tone of its voice sounded threatening.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lucy Felthouse ~ presents ~ Lottery Losers


Out Now in eBook and Audio
Lottery Losers
by Lucy Felthouse
(@cw1985) #romance #steamy #SupportIA #IARTG



Blurb:
Winning the lottery is a dream come true… isn’t it?

Susie Parmenter and her husband of almost twenty years, Peter, are lottery jackpot winners. They’ve been able to do everything they’ve ever dreamed of—quit their jobs, design and build their perfect home, buy expensive cars, travel the world… So why is Susie bored out of her mind? She thought being a lady of leisure would be amazing, but unfortunately the reality is far from amazing. How can she possibly tell anyone that, though?

Climbing the walls, sinking deeper into irritation and misery, Susie can’t see a way forward. But what she’s not betting on is that Peter has noticed his beloved wife isn’t happy. And he’s taken steps—drastic steps—to turn things around. But will they live to tell the tale?

Note: Lottery Losers was previously published in the Love Me Hard boxed set.

All eBook and audio buy links here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/lottery-losers/





Excerpt:
Susie Parmenter let out a heavy sigh and closed her book, then put it down on the table beside her. She closed her eyes and let her head loll back on her shoulders, enjoying the warmth of the summer sunshine on her skin, which was pleasant but not too hot. It wasn’t the book that was boring her—under normal circumstances, she’d have been riveted by the crime fiction novel featuring a hunky lead detective—it was life. Just lately, her world had become so dull, so predictable, that she just couldn’t summon any enthusiasm for anything.

The worst of it was, she couldn’t tell anyone. It was a problem so utterly first world it was embarrassing. Humiliating, even. Admitting her permanent state of apathy would be ridiculous, and she doubted anyone would understand where she was coming from, anyway. After all, how could you possibly tell your friends, your family, your husband, that you were bored out of your damn mind when you had, quite literally, everything? Since winning a lottery jackpot twelve months ago, Susie and her husband, Peter, had had their worlds turned completely upside down.

At first, of course, it had been amazing. They had won more than enough money to live incredibly lavish lifestyles for the remainder of their years—even if they lived to be very old indeed. So, once the cash was safely in the bank, they’d quit their jobs. Then they’d taken off on an incredible round-the-world trip, spending much of their travel time plotting and planning what else they were going to spend their winnings on. By the time they arrived home, they were ready to hire an architect to draw up plans for a custom-build home. Another two weeks later, they’d found and purchased the plot of land, and were talking to builders. Things moved fast—but then, Susie had found that was often the case when large sums of money were involved.

Now their dream home was complete. It was, naturally, stunning. The huge house stood high on a hillside in the Derbyshire countryside, with only a handful of other properties in sight. It was situated so that from one side of the house, you could watch the sun rise in the morning, and from the other, you could watch it set in the evening. There was a covered and heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a gym, a home cinema… everything a person could possibly need or want, and then some.

They employed a cleaner and a gardener, so aside from cooking meals three times a day—if they didn’t eat out or order takeaway, that was—there was nothing to do around the house. Susie had moved the furniture umpteen times, which was a novelty at first, given their old house had been so small that every single item had a place that it fitted into—barely, in some cases—and that was that. She now found herself swapping pictures around and tweaking the positions of ornaments on a regular basis, often putting them back where they’d been to start with.

She’d gotten into a routine of using the pool, gym, and sauna every morning, but that still left hours and hours of the day just waiting to be filled.

It was all right for Peter—he might have ditched his job, but these days his time was divided between playing golf, and being involved in a bunch of stuffy business boards. She didn’t really understand what he did at the meetings, if she was honest, but it didn’t matter. What did matter was that, only weeks after moving in to their beautiful new home, Susie’s boredom was at fever pitch. She was climbing the walls. Surely even board meetings were more exciting than this?

Author Bio:
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and The Heiress’s Harem series. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 170 publications to her name. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Join her Facebook group for exclusive cover reveals, sneak peeks and more! Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter here:  http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Daniel Linsteadt ~ presents ~ Nila: Water, Air, Fire (Fire - Book Three in the Series)


TITLE: Nila: Fire (Book Three)
RELEASE DATE: March 26, 2018
AUTHOR: Daniel G Linsteadt
PAGE COUNT: 463
ASIN: B07BSLH97Q
ISBN: 978-1986794695
IMPRINT: Howling Wolf
CATEGORIES: Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural

BOOK PAGE: http://ravenswoodpublishing.com/bookpages/nilafire.html



 KEYWORDS: fantasy, mystical, mermaid, mer-being, wolf, raven, shifter, psoriasis, illness, arthritis, parallel reality, consciousness, visions, dreams

ONE LINER:
Tragedy strikes in the swimmers new-found paradise, which causes Seth to lose his way. Will all Nila come together to save Seth and themselves?

SYNOPSIS:
Nila-Fire, the third in the series, has Seth, a Nila Swimmer, and his adopted family of Nila flyers finding themselves back on their home planet, Earth. Assisted by two hikers, Vuna is nursed back to health after his attack by Zerths. Vuna and Zuri’s fast-growing daughter Seva connects them, as flyers, with humans, and they learn their reason for returning to Earth—to assist their own kind!

Jiva and Kava go on a mission given to them by Gian, where they obtain the clear crystal and a quest from Sam. Kava returns to the flyers with the clear crystal, while Jiva leaves the flock with a map, a riddle, and Britta—Sam’s housekeeper.

On his own mission, Seth is saved by Xcina from stormy waters. He learns his family of swimmers has also returned to Earth and safe from the Zerths. Taken to a lavender planet, Xcina passes the mantle of “She” onto him, but not before giving him instructions to find his father. With new visions of darkness, yellow eyes, and imminent danger, he reluctantly searches for his father. Hearing Sam’s version of events, beginning with his childhood, Seth sets out to reunite Sam with his Nila family of swimmers and Aiyana, Seth’s mother.

Seth and his family leave Earth to live in a paradise, which causes a rift for the swimmers. Tragedy strikes, which causes Seth to lose his way. Nila of a new form are coaxed into saving Seth, which rekindles past mistrust between Lara and Zuri, both She. What are Lara’s real motives behind assisting Seth?


AUTHOR BIO:
Author of Oaf in Ophir and Oaf in Bear River, Daniel shares his passion for inspiring and uplifting stories—where entering the realm of the magical and spiritual blend with the heartbeat of all life—and creatures see answers to those deep questions that stir within us. Daniel received two BAs from the University of California Santa Barbara and spent most of his career as an IT programmer, but his passion is creating stories.

EMAIL: dglinsteadt@gmail.com
AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://danielglinsteadt.com/
PUBLISHER EMAIL: ravenswoodpublishing@gmail.com

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AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSLH97Q
AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BSLH97Q
AMAZON CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07BSLH97Q



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Friday, June 29, 2018

Erin Eldridge ~ presents ~ The Valarsard Chronicles




SERIES: The Valarsard Chronicles
BOOK ONE: The Ravening Heart of the Wolf
BOOK TWO: The Wolf in Winter
AUTHOR: Erin Eldridge

 





BOOK ONE SYNOPSIS: 
A brutal medieval warlord believes his lost true love has returned to him from the grave. A young girl is uprooted from the sheltered life that is all she has known and must learn to survive in a violent and pitiless world where man is wolf to man. A valiant young warrior loses his heart to her, but the unforeseen tears them apart. Fate conspires to throw all three into each other’s path with shattering results. A colorful cast of minor characters helps to create a stunning, stained-glass-montage of an adventure that will enthrall readers young, old, and in-between.




BOOK TWO SYNOPSIS: 
Following the dramatic events that closed Book One, the Valarsards settle back into harmonious co-existence. But tranquility is short-lived, enemies are close at hand, and both the wolf and the eagle are called upon as never before to protect loved ones and avert further tragedy.







AUTHOR BIO:

I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. The city is still rebuilding after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. I have been a teacher for most of my life, most recently, a teacher of deaf students. Currently, I do part time support work with International students at a boys’ college. I’ve taught overseas as well, in Africa and in Brunei. I have two children, one of who, my daughter, lives in the UK and the other, my son, lives around the corner! I started writing two years ago and have completed four books: a contemporary romance, two war stories and a medieval fantasy. I have many more ideas for stories yet to come.




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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Multiple Authors ~ present ~ Wicked Nights of Summer


Title: Wicked Nights Of Summer
Authors: Patricia Mattern, P.T. Macias,
Amanda Kimberley, C.D. Gorri,
J.P. Uvalle, Kim Deister, and Nicole Banks.
Genre: Paranormal Romance












Summer reading just got hotter with the Wicked Nights of Summer anthology! This collection of paranormal romance stories is filled with sexy heroes and hellacious heroines in a tropical setting! Dive into romance with this sizzling boxed set that is guaranteed to set your summer on fire!

Get ready to heat things up with Vampires, Shifters, Angels, Mermaids, Hunters, and more in this sensual boxed set!
Brought to you by Mystic Ink Publications
Featuring International, Amazon Bestselling, Vincent Price Award
Winning, RONE Award Nominated, and HEA Bestselling Authors!
Patricia Mattern, P.T. Macias, Amanda Kimberley, C.D. Gorri, J.P. Uvalle, Kim Deister, and Nicole Banks.

*All proceeds go to StandUp For Kids Charity Organization!

Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

“On a private island, a vampire is moonstruck by a stowaway.”
Moonburned: A Private Island Romance by Patricia Mattern

“Baxter hates his new duty, to watch Shasi for the Destroyer. His Wolff needs to claim her drives him insane, even though she’s a Rakshasi demon that shapeshifts. Who’s going to guard his rebellious heart?”
Rebel Heart By P.T. Macias

“Some Expeditions are Unknown.”
Uncharted by Amanda Kimberley

“He’s looking for his mate. She just wants to have fun. Will Leya and Marcus find their destiny one hot summer night?”
Bearly Breathing by C.D. Gorri

“I’ve Broken the Most Important Rule of Being a Shifter King—Never Fall in Love with the Sacrifice.”
Ritual Island by J.P. Uvalle

“Two lives turned upside down. Two big secrets. One steamy vacation in the Hawaiian islands. Will Ireland and Sully find what they want most in each other?”
Sandy Toes by Kim Deister

“Both dead on the inside, until a spark ignited a fire they couldn’t outrun. Will they be able to withstand the heat or will they get burned by their flames?”
Awakening by Nicole Banks


*All proceeds go to StandUp For Kids Charity Organization!
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Moonburned: A Private Island Romance by Patricia Mattern
Rebel Heart by P.T. Macias
Uncharted by Amanda Kimberely
Bearly Breathing by C.D. Gorri
Ritual Island by J.P. Uvalle
Sandy Toes by Kim Deister
Awakening by Nicole Banks


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tanya Jean Russell ~ an interview and her novel Shadows of Our Past

I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME AUTHOR
Tanya Jean Russell

AUTHOR BIO:
I live in England and am married to an amazing Elvis & Neil Diamond tribute artist, thanks to whom I have a house full of jumpsuits & trophies. This, of course, is a source of much embarrassment to our two teenage children!

I am a little obsessive about books and have an embarrassingly huge and ever growing pile of things that I just 'have' to read next to my bed.

I squeeze my daydreaming ... ahem ... 'writing' around my family and my day job in HR, and am convinced that chocolate & diet coke should be considered a well-balanced diet!

BANTER – STUFF ABOUT YOU
Q: Are you a morning person, or a midnight candle burner?
A: It’s really embarrassing to admit but I’m not either. I hate mornings and love going to bed early – if you catch me mid-afternoon you might have a chance of a half decent conversation!

Q: Bedtime, relaxing so you can sleep sounds. Is your preference white noise, TV, soft music, ocean waves, forest or meadow sounds, babbling brook, or something else?
A: Absolute silence – I’m well known for my need for total dark and silence to get to sleep. In my defense, it works really well as I sleep brilliantly!

Q: Dress up or dress down?
A: Definitely dress down. I have to wear proper grown up clothes for my day job and love getting home and changing into my jeans (or if it’s the winter my pajamas – because the dark nights are the perfect excuse for hibernating!)

Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Oh, tea every time. Proper English tea with milk. Although, apparently my preference for weak tea, over the kind that is so strong it’s a dark orange and strips the moisture out of your mouth as you drink it, makes me weird! 

BOOKS – ABOUT THE CRAFT
Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: As I was growing up, my mum used to say I lived in fairyland because I spent so much time in my own little daydream world. Writing has given me a valid excuse for those times people are speaking to me and I don’t even register it, because the imaginary people in my brain are talking!

Q: Are you a sit down and play it by ear kind of writer, or do you need a structured guideline, or maybe a little of both?
A: I’m definitely a play it by ear writer. After going on an amazing course once I tried to follow all the tips to plan and structure my work in progress. Unfortunately I hated it, which is weird because I’m usually really organized, write endless lists and drive my family mad with my planning.

Q: Do you always know how a story will end when you begin writing it?
A: Yes, although I don’t plan, I usually have a really clear picture of how the story starts and ends when I start writing; it’s the journey between the two that’s a mystery that slowly reveals itself as I write.

BOOKS - NOW LETS PROMOTE – STRUT YOUR STUFF
Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I’m working on a book called Shadows of Truth which focuses on Pippa, she’s the best friend of Amory, the female lead in Shadows of Our Past. It’s so much fun to write because she’s a real kick ass character.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: Not yet but keep your eyes peeled for Shadows of Truth later this year!

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?
A: Yes, the links are below. Get in touch, I love hearing from people!

https://www.tanyajeanrussell.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TanyaJeanRussellAuthor/
https://twitter.com/TanyaJRussell?lang=en
Q: Are you currently participating in a blog tour? If you are let’s tell everyone where you’re going to be so they can catch up with you again.
A: I am, details below

25th June http://mommasaystoreadornottoread.blogspot.com/ 26th June http://adrianakraft.com/blog
27th June http://locglin.blogspot.com/
28th June http://kdgrace.co.uk
29th June http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com



Blurb
Jackson Halland has spent ten years running from a mistake that cost him everything, including Amory Parker, the woman he loved. With his gut-wrenching response to her reappearance, he realizes that if she will forgive him, then maybe, just maybe, he can forgive himself.

After ten years of working undercover Amory agrees to one final mission. Vowing to get justice for the woman she promised, and failed, to protect, nothing will stand in her way, not the prolific criminal she’s determined to bring down and certainly not coming face to face with the man she fell in love with on her very first undercover assignment, even if he has no idea who she really is, or the part she played in his past.

Excerpt
Amory was so engrossed in her thoughts she didn’t hear the approaching sound of bare feet, padding on the smooth wooden floor, until a deep groan broke through them and she looked up to see Jackson. His mussed, dark blond hair was shot through with strands of gold in the overhead lighting.

The man was incredibly made. His arms stretching up and behind his head caused the bottom of his t-shirt to lift a few teasing inches, revealing a tantalizing glimpse of a tanned, rock-hard stomach. They weren’t the sculpted lines that came from the gym, but powerful, solid muscles. A fine trail of hair led the way to the top of his loose navy shorts. As he reached the bottom of the stairs, her gaze was transfixed.

His legs were long and thick, every muscle rippling as he moved down the stairs into the hallway. A rush of heat shot through her body, setting every nerve alight. Her stomach rolled as she absorbed the sight while a little lower everything tightened and tingled. She’d hoped that her memory had been flawed, tinted by the rose-colored lenses of what she had long since accepted was her first love. That clearly wasn’t the case. Rather than letting himself go he had become more impressive. The slenderness of youth had filled out, living up to the promise of overwhelming masculinity.

His lean muscles had broadened, and whilst the softness of youth had faded from his features, it had left a strong profile in its wake. Jackson had grown up all man. She gulped, heat flooding her.

The good feeling from her run was replaced by a more base desire to touch every inch of his perfect body. To pull it hard against her own and feel those muscular planes mold against her. She unconsciously licked her lips as she watched him.

As she met his eyes, the feeling of heat evaporated, replaced by a harsh chill of dread that sank through to her toes. His emotions were playing across his face and it was clear that, despite her DCI’s reassurances, Jackson had joined the dots and figured out who she was. The recognition clearly shocked him as his whole body jolted abruptly to a stop.

Unable to move, she stared helplessly as he began to walk toward her, his face a mix of unreadable emotions. As he reached out, her body began to respond to the heat that rolled off of him. The scent of his skin washed over her, but she moved back defensively. It was a tactical mistake, giving away that she knew who he was, that she had known all along.

“Amory?” he whispered, hope shining oddly through that one word.

Almost imperceptibly shaking her head, all her professionalism flew out the window, and with her heart sinking she managed a stuttered whisper, “N-n-no… No, you’re wrong. I’m Olivia.”

No amount of training was going to get her through this. Despite her only half-admitted hope that he’d see who she really was, Amory knew too much was at stake for this to happen, but it had. Now she had to endure the awful consequences of him recognizing her, the hatred that would follow this moment.

Buy Links:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadows-Past-Tanya-Jean-Russell-ebook/dp/B07B9SNHYN/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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https://www.evernightpublishing.com/shadows-of-our-past-by-tanya-jean-russell/

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ana Balen ~ presents ~ Wishing For A Star


Title: Wishing For A Star
Author: Ana Balen
Genre: Contemporary Romance




It's supposed to go like this. Boy meets girl, they fall madly in love with each other, battle some shit in their way, and after conquering the challenge, they ride off to their happily ever after.
But, not one fairytale, or love story tells you that after that ride, life happens. We had our story, and we were supposed to live happily in our bubble forever. After one check-up, our bubble burst and reality started to invade. And now, facing the unsure road of IVF treatment, we have to be stronger than ever. Once again, we must go into battle for our happily ever after. Taking that first step was easy. Staying on this road is harder than we thought.
And now, with unexpected obstacles in the way, it’s not a question of if the IVF will succeed. It’s will we be strong enough to stay together and reach for the stars?











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Author Bio:
Ana Balen was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she still lives with her husband, their son (read boss!) and the son’s pet rabbit named Shhh! (or some other gibberish that’s the favorite of their son for the day.)

She spends her days driving her husband up the wall (when he can’t get her ass up from the bed in the mornings), reading and daydreaming, or following orders from a two-year old. In the hectic life she leads (and loves every second of it), she never thought about writing. But, then one day a name popped in her head, then, the snippets of things, and she sat down and started typing. Next thing, she wrote a book. And now, she’s trying to write another one ;)

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