Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Till There was you by Wade and Lilliana Anderson

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⚜It's finally here! The release day for TILL THERE WAS YOU by Wade & Lilliana Anderson⚜  

⚜BLURB⚜ 
Haunted by his past, Lincoln Ryan abandoned his life in Australia, retreating halfway around the world to the town of Newsham, a place as remote and cold as his heart had become. It suited him perfectly—for a while. When a fateful event forces him to help out local bar owner, Lily Colbert, Linc finds his life of solitude is suddenly flooded with the light and hope of one very stubborn woman. Slowly his walls begin to crumble as he lets the enigmatic Lily in. But when Linc and Lily dance perilously close to the ‘L’ word, his secrets re-emerge, rocking him to the core as he tries once again to outrun his past. However, the thing about the past is that it always seems to follow you around, and for Linc, hiding may not be an option anymore. Not when he has Lily. Not when he might finally have a future…. 

My review
This was a touching love story. Tortured by his past, Linc is hiding out in a cabin with his dog and only friend. But one night changes everything as he saves Lily the local bar owner from some rowdy drunks. She becomes determined to break through his walls, but he may be too damaged to open up to her.
This was a good read. It was a nice break from my usual paranormal/sci-fi read. The characters were sweet and the story was interesting. I enjoyed my time away from the usual with this one.
I give Till there was you 4 stars!
*I was given a free copy of this ebook for an honest review.

 




Till There Was You is the debut novel by Wade Anderson, co-written with his wife, Lilliana Anderson (author of Drawn and 47 Things). 
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If you'd like to find out more, you can read the first two chapters here. Early reviewers called the book 'a beautiful but at times heartbreaking story', and said 'loved this book, the characters are great. I laughed, cried, felt lots of emotions...'. Why not check it out for yourself?  Happy reading!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Taste of Death an Honey by Sharon Bayliss


It's here! A Taste of Death and Honey by Sharon Bayliss is live. If you're a fan of magic, urban fantasy, witches, wizards and some creepy characters then look no further. I loved the first two books in this series and I've been waiting for this one. So here it is.

Title: A Taste of Death and Honey
Author: Sharon Bayliss
Series: The December People Series
Genre: Adult Contemporary Fantasy

Blurb:
When Samantha’s parents died, she lost everything. Her home. Her friends. Her hope. Then a life-loving spring witch at the children’s shelter fills her life with light and joy once again.
But like the springtime, Samantha’s happiness doesn’t last forever. Her friend dies violently in front of her, the victim of a mysterious killing spell. Furious and grief-stricken, Samantha resents her own weak spring magic. She doesn’t need life and renewal. She wants revenge…and death.
Homeless and alone, Samantha seeks shelter with her old friends, the Vandergraff family, and finds an unexpected ally in the powerful winter solstice witch, Evangeline. The girls’ anger and eagerness lead them to cast a killing spell before knowing the truth behind Samantha’s friend’s death or the identity of her killer. 
Once the spell is cast, they can’t take it back, and they must fight to stop their own curse before it takes away everyone they love.

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29779890-a-taste-of-death-and-honey
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Here's an exclusive excerpt you won't find anywhere else!
Imogene stood in the parking lot and smiled as if they had arranged to meet there. And she might as well have stood in the middle of a battlefield. A tree branch had already smashed one of the cars in the lot and an increasing tide of water tugged at the wheels. Once the wind picked back up, anything could hit her. Broken glass. The metal sheeting that had come off the roof. Another tree branch. Hell, maybe the cars would rush toward her as the water rose.
But she didn’t seem concerned. She continued to smile at the sight of him. The rain on her skin and hair glimmered even through several miles of clouds blocked the sun. She looked nothing like a little girl anymore. She had a power and confidence about her, he couldn’t understand. Like before, he assumed he imagined her there. A real flesh and blood girl couldn’t have stood against that storm. Even though he might have hallucinated her, he clutched the side of the building and reached out a hand to her.
“Come inside,” he said. “Hurry. It’s not safe.”
She waded in the flood water toward him. She reached her hand toward him, but stopped several feet away so he would have to leave the wall to reach her. She meant to rescue him, and not the other way around.
“It’s okay,” she said. “We’re safe.”
“We have to get inside. This must be the eye of the storm or something. It will start again.” Now he had made it outside, his powerful urge to get outside had faded and he felt exposed and vulnerable. He couldn’t remember why he had felt so desperate to get out here in the first place.
“I told you I would come back for you. Here I am. And here you are. Outside of these walls. You can come with me now.”
“But the storm… we won’t get far.”
“I hate to use Mother Nature in such a violent way, but it had to be done. No one will be hurt, just some wind and water damage.”
“Are you saying you caused the storm?” He raised his voice as if speaking over the howling winds, even though the air had become still. “You’re insane,” he said, in a tone more sad than cruel. “You’re going to get hurt. Please just come inside with me, before the wind starts again.”
“Most of the time, nature is beautiful, nurturing, and incredibly patient, but she can also muster a power and fury than could tear down Hell itself. Nature only allows humanity because of her kindness, she has the power to obliterate all mankind creates.” She held up her hands in demonstration.
Her wild mess of hair fluttered again in the wind. The storm would come back at any moment. “Please,” Zander said. “I don’t want you to get hurt. I don’t want to lose you.”
“We won’t get hurt Zander. I already walked through the storm to get to you. We can walk back out.”
Zander left the safety of his wall and walked over to Imogene to grab her hand. Instead, she wrapped both her arms around him. He didn’t see any option that seemed good. He could leave with her and they would probably drown or he could take her back inside, hold her for the few minutes that the storm raged on, and then they’d take her away again.
“Please trust me,” she said. “I’m not just any witch, I’m a very special witch. And you’re a special wizard. We’re so full of life death has to work very hard to take us. A little wind and rain can’t hurt us.”
He nuzzled his face in the softness of her hair. She smelled like the storm. Of dust and water and electricity. The blackness in the sky had grown darker and made the day look like night. The trees on the edge of the parking lot cracked and moaned.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Descent by Stacey Rourke is live!!!

Title: Descent
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: It's been two years since the lion roared ... the eagle flew ... and the fated Celtic warrior embraced her destiny. Now, with an unknown darkness swirling and the body count rising, the world needs a hero more than ever. A new battle is brewing. Who will answer the call to war? The time has come. The stage is set. And the Garretts are back in a brand new novella. Descent; The Gryphon Series Resurrection, Coming in Spring 2016. It's hard to keep a bad pirate down...  

My Review:
A Gryphon series Novella? Yes, please? And even better it’s told from Rowan’s point of view! Hot damn!
This novella, like all of Stacey’s book, didn't disappoint! It had action, romance and even a whodunit. I LOVED it! I hope this means we will be reading more about the Garrett family!
5 stars for Descent!


 
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review - The Halfling by H.D. Gordon




Book Blurb:  
HALF HUMAN, HALF FAE, TOTAL BADASS.
 

What do you get when you take a highly trained Halfling teenager and throw her into the concrete jungle of Grant City?
 

One badass vigilante, of course!
 

17-year-old Aria Fae is no stranger to danger. She’s super fast, incredibly strong, and on her own for the first time ever.
 

Throw in a brand new best friend who’s a computer genius, a mysterious and super-fly older neighbor, and a drug that’s turning people into maniacs, and you’ve got the potion for trouble.
 

Will Aria risk everything to keep the streets of Grant City safe, or will the beasts of the jungle make her their next meal?




My Review: This author is a total badass!! The Halfling is an excitement filled ride with laughter, a little love story, some equally super friends and, of course, some darkness. Because what hero doesn't have a bit of darkness in their past? H.D. Gordon has created a world right out of a D.C. comic book. Her city is in desperate need of saving, the hero is reluctant to do so and there are a couple of adorably nerdy sidekicks and friends. If you ask me it's just a recipe for awesomeness! And boy did I devour this story!
If you're a fan of the green arrow, batman, superman, or any other kick ass hero, you just might enjoy this book as much as I did. Can I give a book more than 5 stars? Why not? I give The Halfling 6 stars! Excuse me while I one click and gobble up book two....


About the Author:   H. D. Gordon is the author of young adult and adult fantasy/paranormal fiction. She has
independently sold over 40,000 e-copies of her books worldwide, and has an eclectic taste in genres.

H. D. is a poet, a mother, a philosopher and an earth-lover. She believes our actions have ripple effects, and in the sacred mission of bringing love and light to the world.

She loves big dreamers, animals, children, killing zombies, eating dessert and old souls.

She resides in southern New Jersey--which she insists is really quite lovely.

Visit www.hdgordonbooks.com for more information. Or find her on

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/H.-D.-Gordon/e/B009W9FNSY/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/HDGordonauthor/?fref=ts
Twitter- https://twitter.com/hd_gordon

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ambushing Malachi by Electra Gajdos


Ambushing Malachi
Wolvens, Eastern Province
Book One
Electra Gajdos
Genre: Paranormal Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: Electra Gajdos
Date of Publication: December 29, 2015
ASIN: B019YRTR94
Number of pages: 118 pages
Word Count: 35,640 words
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Book Description:
An unexpected kiss starts a chain of events that will change his life…
Malachi Keen’s frustration grows as he hunts for his sister, Kiara. The search leads him to more trouble than just an irritating sibling when he finds himself in the embrace of a tantalizing stranger. What turns out to be a chance encounter will change his life forever.
Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven. To pay up, she must complete what she thought would be a simple task – retrieve some stolen data. The situation quickly becomes complicated and she is forced to use a handsome, unsuspecting stranger.
Malachi realizes that not everything is what it seems; unknown enemies and a beautiful female determined to escape him was not in his plans for the day. His plans change when danger surrounds Jez. There is only one male that is allowed to hunt the woman who ambushed him with a kiss – him!


About the Author:
Electra Gajdos is from Winnemucca, Nevada and currently lives in West Michigan. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful genius children. (Maybe not true geniuses, but a mother is always partial to her kids.) She won’t bore you with her childhood love of all things sci-fi and the game of chess. But she will let you know she once called the police to save a man from jumping off a three-story building. What she didn’t know was the man was a mannequin and part of an advertisement. No lie! Thankfully, it gave the police officer a good laugh for the night. This is just one her many good deeds gone wonky, and she looks forward to sharing more of them with you.

Chat with http://Electra at www.electragajdos.com
@ElectraGajdos
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Monday, May 23, 2016

A Campfire Nightmare by Jeffrey Stagg


A Campfire Nightmare
Nightmare Series
Book One
Jeffrey Stagg
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Stagg Literature, LLC
Date of Publication: March 1, 2016
ISBN: 978-1517744441
ASIN: B01CRQKFZO
Number of pages: 344
Word Count: 117,824

Book Description:
IN AGES PAST, the Flathead Native Americans fought a war against a monstrous force that stalks the woods surrounding Flathead Lake. So says William Rox, legendary musician and director of the prestigious Colman’s Amateur Music Program, known as CAMP.
Jimmy Downs is thrilled to be attending CAMP—or he would be, if he weren’t being bullied by campers who seem to think wealth can buy talent. Jimmy doesn’t have money, but he can drum like no one else. As for the bullies, at least his best friend, Michael Munday, is with him. The two have had each other’s backs all of their lives.
But bullies are about to become the least of Jimmy’s worries. Dark, hulking figures begin surrounding the woods around camp…figures that bear more than a passing resemblance to Rox’s campfire stories.
Jimmy and Michael are about to become players in a very old war—assuming they survive.



PROLOGUE
The black-cloaked figure knelt by the lake, examining the muddy soil. A great northern storm had rolled through hours ago, but the air was still frigid. Waves crashed against the stony shore, waterdrops splashing up against his waterproof black covering.
His fingers traced along the print clearly pressed into the mud. It was a large paw print, something like the shape of a wolf’s but the size of a bear’s. He examined the mark on the ground and then moved to where he should have found the creature’s front paws, but not surprisingly, he instead found what appeared to be humanlike handprints, with long, triangular fingernails jutting out from the tip of each finger. The cloaked man placed his own right hand within the print, knowing that the muddy outline was easily twice the size of his own pale hand.
His left hand tightened around the shaft of his bow as he stood up.
Even though it was nearing one in the morning, his eyes clearly made out the many prints that had been made throughout this particular clearing.
He had warned the other guardian that something was going on.
Why so many?” the man asked aloud as he pulled down the hood of his cloak. “There shouldn’t be this many here anymore.”
What’s that?” a British man’s voice called from the darkness.
A flashlight’s beam bobbed through the trees, weaving back and forth until it fell upon the pale man’s form. The man lifted one of his hands to block his sensitive eyes from the somewhat dim beam. He indicated the soil in front of him that marked the passing of their quarries.
A pack,” the pale man told his companion, moving the tip of his weapon to indicate how many individual creatures had passed through there. “You should keep the camp closed this year.”
No,” the huge British man answered, snapping his response a little more testily than he had wanted. “It needs to be open. You know just as well as I do that we need to stay open.”
Even at the risk of the lives of hundreds of people?”
His companion stepped forward and jammed a double-edged longsword into the ground as he examined the pathway. The flashlight was a head lamp, mounted with a pair of bands that wrapped around his head. As his head shifted from one set of prints to another, a feeling of anger began flooding into his soul.
I need you to thin out this pack. You can shoot the sods from afar, and with that horse of yours, you’ll be able to stay ahead of them.”
I can do that,” the pale man agreed, pulling his hood back up, still watching the back of the big man.
There’s something going on this year that we don’t understand quite yet,” the British man told his friend, standing up and pulling the sword from the moistened ground. “Something feels different. It feels wrong…and right at the same time.”
Maybe the legends are true, and the natives’ stories are coming to pass,” the archer suggested, beginning to stroll into a particularly dark portion of the forest, his fingers tightening on the dark wood of his bow as he disappeared into the night.
Finding himself alone, the swordsman stood and peered up into the sky at the bright round moon hanging in the air, twinkling stars engulfing the night. This was Big Sky Country, and it was true to its name. His eyes searched the heavens, hoping that an answer would reveal itself.
He let out a huff of hot breath, and the air clouded before his flashlight dimming the light slightly.
Shaking his head and turning to stare at the spot where his companion had disappeared, he whispered to himself, “I hope not. We’re not ready for them yet.”
As his words disappeared into the night like his breath, a clear rumbling sound thundered through the night on his left. Reaching down slowly, he drew his sword once more, its silver blade sparkling with the light of the moon.
God above, keep me safe that I might be able to open the camp.”
The rocky growl turned into a mix of a scream and a roar as the furry eight-foot monstrosity leaped at the man, humanlike hands reaching out with razor claws. Swinging the sword out wide, the man pivoted to meet the demon in the darkness.

About the Author:
Jeffrey was born in Ogden, Utah in 1989.
Born to a podiatrist from Utah and a rancher's daughter from Montana. Stagg was able travel throughout his childhood finding solace and inspiration in the wild.
His interest in nature has made Stagg realize that the melding of natural world with magic was where he could excel. To keep ideas alive, Stagg is an avid nature photographer, imagining book scenes wherever he travels.
While attending Weber State University, Stagg was able to work as an artisan cheese maker for the award winning Beehive Cheese Co. in Ogden, Utah. It was there that the details of A Campfire Nightmare came together. During the 5 years he was employed at Beehive, Stagg has created story lines for many series he is in the process of writing.
Now, Stagg works as an educator and works with students in reading and writing. Encouraging those around him to spend more time in books.
 
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cover Reveal - A Taste of Death and Honey by Sharon Bayliss


The time has come!! I'm happy to present the cover of book three in The December People Series, A Taste of Death and Honey. I'm so thankful to Curiosity Quills Press for their amazing work. I think it's stunning! And just the right amount of creepy. What do you think?


This book will grab you by the throat, challenge your mind, and turn your heart inside out. Sharon Bayliss delivers a powerful, emotional punch with her third book in the December People series. - Amy Bearce, author of  The World of Aluvia Series
When Samantha’s parents died, she lost everything. Her home. Her friends. Her hope. Then a life-loving spring witch at the children’s shelter fills her life with light and joy once again.

But like the springtime, Samantha’s happiness doesn’t last forever. Her friend dies violently in front of her, the victim of a mysterious killing spell. Furious and grief-stricken, Samantha resents her own weak spring magic. She doesn’t need life and renewal. She wants revenge…and death.

Homeless and alone, Samantha seeks shelter with her old friends, the Vandergraff family, and finds an unexpected ally in the powerful winter solstice witch, Evangeline. The girls’ anger and eagerness lead them to cast a killing spell before knowing the truth behind Samantha’s friend’s death or the identity of her killer. 

Once the spell is cast, they can’t take it back, and they must fight to stop their own curse before it takes away everyone they love.


A Taste of Death and Honey comes out on 6/9/16!! If you're interested in reading it early and writing a review, please sign up here. And if you're new to the series, you can get caught up by reading Destruction (Book One) and Watch Me Burn (Book Two), both available on Amazon and Audible. 

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