Friday, October 20, 2017

Linda M. Crate ~ guest post and her novel ~ Corvids & Magic



TITLE: Corvids & Magic
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2017
AUTHOR: Linda M. Crate
CATEGORIES: Fantasy/Paranormal/Supernatural
PAGE COUNT: 502
ISBN: 978-1544853017
IMPRINT: Chimera



KEYWORDS: Vampire, Faerie, Witches, Dark Magic, Light Magic, Elves Dwarves, Dragons

ONE LINER:
A displaced king and queen try to find their way home as Atriel faces the biggest chaos they’ve ever known.

SYNOPSIS:
Paige is the daughter of an elven man driven mad and a star child that took the form of a woman. When her father nearly kills her she seeks asylum and refuge with the king and queen of Atriel.

Her friend, Lezienne, knows more than she’s letting on but refuses to speak of who brought the shadow dancers into Atriel even after she is confronted by Paige. Despite the fact that Lezienne nearly died, she refuses to tell anyone who brought this plague to Atriel.

Queen Orchid and King Creon are baffled by shadow dancers an ancient evil that has never been seen before in Atriel brought about by a wicked man who seeks to take Atriel’s throne by force.

Miasha (Matilda's evil sister) comes to cause havoc with this all going on, and a displaced people led by their King and Queen try to find their home.


GUEST POST:

I try to keep things realistic despite the fact that it's a fiction narrative because I feel every good fantasy tale has a touch of realism to it. So I think it's only natural that sometimes bad things happen to good people for seemingly no reason.

As always it is an ensemble piece centered around Atriel and Lucille even if she isn't always the main focus.

Book four takes place after the events in Dragons & Magic. Corvids & Magic was inspired by an idea I had about a girl whose father was driven mad by something outside of his control.

Her mother being dead and her father having attempted to have murdered her she seeks refuge with the King and Queen of Atriel.

Queen Orchid knowing what it's like to be orphaned and alone offers to let Paige stay in her castle.

Paige is grateful for this until her best friend Lezienne is attacked. She starts to think that she brings chaos and destruction everywhere she goes.

As the book developed it also became about a displaced people that were trying to find their home - they happened to be people with some of the features of magpies, ravens, and crows which gave birth to the title Corvids & Magic.

These people were driven from their homeland by enemy forces, but they yearn more than anything to go back to the place that they know as home.

In a show of good faith they decide to help Atriel as they battle not only the wicked vampire Philippe, but the evil sister of Matilda: Miasha.

Lucille and Florian, of course, are dragged into the middle of this fray; as always, despite Ian's dislike of getting involved in situations like these. Lucille, however, has a bit of a hero complex and cannot stand the idea of Atriel being destroyed so she always throws herself out there to defend her country.

Florian, as always, insists upon joining her because what is a king without his queen, after all?

Syn, Morgan, Byrant, and Padma all return to the fray as well.

This book was a lot of fun to write because the characters all played off one another so well.

I think one of my favorite characters introduced in this novel was Tyvern, who is a healer but also a defender of goodness.

This was an important story in the whole Magic Series saga because it revealed the true characters of the king and queen, and how they're always willing to help those in need no matter what trouble it may cause them.

It also showed the true character of Cadarius which proves to be a little less than sterling. It shows his descent into darkness after his wife was proven to be a traitor to goodness.

In addition to this, it also helped Lucille grow into her role as a healer and defender of Atriel as she is the one that rescues Princess Cadalia when Philippe decides to kidnap her for his own nefarious reasons.
 
 


AUTHOR BIO:
Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. Her third poetry collection If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publication - August 2016) was recently published. Her poetry collection Sing Your Own Song is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.

AUTHOR LINKS:
http://bloodandmagic.blogspot.com/
http://www.twitter.com/thysilverdoe
https://www.facebook.com/Linda-M-Crate-129813357119547/
https://www.instagram.com/authorlindamcrate/, http://thysilverdoe.deviantart.com/



BUY LINKS:
AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XVBGNCH
AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XVBGNCH
AMAZON CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XVBGNCH
BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/corvids-amp-magic-linda-m-crate/1126042348?ean=9781544853017
CREATESPACE: https://www.createspace.com/7029297
PAPERBACK: https://www.amazon.com/Corvids-Magic-Linda-M-Crate/dp/1544853017/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
 


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lucy Felthouse ~ presents ~ Classic Felthouse (Audiobook)






Erotica Collection ~ Classic Felthouse
by Lucy Felthouse
Now Available in Audiobook Format!
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Classic Felthouse: Stories from the Archive is now available in audiobook format for your listening pleasure. Listen anytime, anywhere (though probably not so other people can hear—it’s HOT!) as Elizabeth Crain delights you with her fabulous narration of these five incredibly sexy erotic stories.

Blurb:
Fancy a blast from the past? Then dip in to five short stories from the Lucy Felthouse archive. A handful of her earliest published tales have been polished up and presented to you in one seriously hot collection. Enjoy a sexy soldier, a buxom babe, erotic daydreams, filthy phone sex and a language barrier, and see where it all began for this prolific author of erotica and erotic romance.

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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 and Hiding in Plain Sight. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

K D Grace ~ presents ~ Blindsided



 

Out Now—
New Urban Fantasy Novel
Blindsided
by K D Grace
(@kd_grace)

Blurb:
Book two in the Medusa’s Consortium series.

In New York City, away from those she loves, living with the enigmatic vampire, Desiree Fielding, Susan Innes struggles to come to terms with life as a vampire whose body serves as the prison for a deadly demon.

When Reese Chambers arrives unexpectedly from England, desperate for her help, she discovers that Alonso Darlington, his lover and her maker, has been taken captive and Reese has been warned to tell no one but her. Before the two can make a plan, Susan receives her own message from a man calling himself just Cyrus. He not only holds her maker prisoner, but also her lover, the angel Michael. If she wishes to see either of them alive, she’ll come to him and not tell Magda Gardener, the woman they all work for and fear.

With no help coming from Magda or her Consortium, Susan and Reese must turn to the Guardian – the terrifying demon now imprisoned in her body. He alone can help them, but how can she possibly trust him after all he’s done?

Available from:
Amazon (universal link): http://mybook.to/blindsidedmc


Excerpt:
It was a dark place where she found him, with walls so high only a small patch of starlight was visible above, but she was a vampire now. She didn’t need the light, and he, well he had never needed the light, had he? He stood naked with his back to her. He was broad of shoulder. There were white scars like latticework across muscles stretched taut over his shoulder blades. At first she thought they were from a whip, but as she drew nearer, she saw that they were more geometric in form, as though perhaps they were some sort of ancient ceremonial writing. She traced the shapes of them with the tips of her fingers, and his muscles rippled with the sensation. With a start she realized she’d never seen his body before.

“That is because I have none,” came his reply. “Only in dreams can I wear the flesh of my choosing.”

“You’ve worn flesh often enough. I would have thought it was always of your choosing,” she said, making no effort to hide her bitterness.

“It was not my own, though. That pleasure, I have never known.”

“Only in dreams, you say. Then this is a dream.”

“You know that it is.” He didn’t turn to face her but leaned toward her, and she slipped her arms around him and rested her head on the flat of his back. His belly tensed at the touch of her hands, and he caught his breath in a soft moan. “Touch is what I longed for most,” he said. “I thought the lack of it would drive me insane while I languished in my previous prison. But here, with you, I’m closer to touch than I would have thought possible. I do not mind it, you know. It is no hardship to be nestled inside you, close to your heart.”

She released him and took in their surroundings once more. “This is the place I’ve created for you?”

He pulled her arms back around him and sighed with contentment as she laid her head against him once more. “This is how I have decorated. The place you created for me was only the shape of myself, both boundless and infinitesimal. Oh, it did not matter. I could see through your eyes, feel through your flesh, even though it no longer lived as it once did, even though you never spoke to me. I hoped that someday you would.”

“And when I refuse, you come uninvited into my dreams?”

“All dreams are uninvited, Susan, and perhaps this time it is you who have come uninvited into my dream.”

She thought about that for a moment. Was it even possible to visit the dreams of a demon? Did demons even have dreams?

“Susan?”

“Yes?”

“If I had come to you more gently, if I had courted you and companioned you and been patient with you in the ways of your world, would you have loved me?”

“You never gave me that chance.”


About K D Grace/Grace Marshall

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, K D Grace believes Freud was right. It really IS all about sex—sex and love—and that is an absolute writer’s playground.

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. Her creativity is directly proportional to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She loves mythology, which inspires many of her stories. She enjoys time in the gym, where she’s having a mad affair with a pair of kettle bells. Her first love is writing, but she loves reading and watching birds. She adores anything that gets her outdoors.

K D’s novels and other works are published by Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Accent Press, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, and others. She also writes romance under the name Grace Marshall.

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