Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Earth's Embrace by Alex E. Carey



Kira's journey to discover who she really is continues. As she tries to separate truth from lies and uncover the secrets, an old friend returns looking for more than just Kira’s blood. Kira's worries for her boyfriend Pyre, a fire demon, have only begun as he attempts to deal with his own dilemmas. With the appearance of an old flame, discovering family he didn’t know he had, and the revelation of a potential new foe, Pyre is uncertain where to turn. Pyre chooses to conceal his secrets, in an effort to protect Kira, but only causes her more pain, forcing Kira to delve into his past as well as her own.


Meanwhile, Kira’s best friend, Lowell Hew aka Ulric the Wolf Thief, struggles with his lingering feelings for Cadel, the love who died in his arms, and the guilt he carries for her death. As he attempts to cope with his own past, he meets and falls in love with Lur, who he learns might be a demon and a threat to Kira. He grapples with his feelings for Lur, and his apprehension that she might be an enemy he must destroy. Between the appearance of old friends and lost relatives, and meeting new friends and family, it’s hard to know who to trust. Will Kira be able to overcome the harsh reality or will she be crushed by the Earth's Embrace.










Author Bio:
I majored in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kira’s story came to me during my first year while waiting for class to start. I began to scribble and the next thing I knew I had the beginnings of a story. I continued to imagine what would happen next and wrote bits and pieces in between classes and during work breaks. Once I typed up all the notes, I realized I had enough for a full novel, and ideas for more, resulting in the Elemental Series.


I enjoy a variety of books, but especially enjoyed the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. If you also like those book series, I hope you will enjoy my Elemental Series.


One thing I am asked constantly about this series is if Satan or demon worship is involved. There is absolutely nothing like that in the books. In my books, demons are more like humans with special gifts or powers. They can be good or evil. Some of the demons hate humans, while others protect humans and the earth. It could be compared to the concepts behind books or entertainment involving vampires, witches, or mutants as defenders of mankind. It symbolizes ideologies and behaviors that we sometimes struggle with in the world today, and challenges the view of judging or hating a group of people simply because of something that identifies them, whether it's their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socio-economics, etc. I, myself, am a Christian
who believes in tolerance and acceptance, and that hate only breeds more hate. My books are family friendly for all age groups. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Pucked by Rachel Walters

Pucked
By: Rachel Walter



Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life?

Riley Silk, captain of the Warriors Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn’t think life can be lived if love is present. If there’s two things in life he knows to be true, it’s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life. He’s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in order to stay focused on his duties and goals.

Audrey Jacobs, the Warriors’ number one fan, believes life can’t be lived without love. She can find love and beauty in the muddiest of situations. Her best friend, Riley, is under a lot of stress at home, so she does her best to brighten his mood whenever she can.

When lines cross and blur, they struggle to keep control of the simplicity their friendship once held. With Audrey’s outlook on life usually surrounded by light, the growing darkness of her doubts and insecurities threaten to deflect her toward the wrong path.

Can she find her true self before her world burns around her? When truths become lies, can Riley find the strength to fight his way through his own personal darkness that clings to his mind and soul? Can he win this face-off that life has dropped in his zone, or will fate take him out of the game completely?

Who keeps the puck?

**Warning- Several abuse topics are discussed in this story, which includes parental alienation, physical abuse, alcohol abuse, and mild drug abuse.**




Excerpt:

Riley



“This or that?” Audrey asks.

I drum my fingers on the armrest as I think. “Music or movies?”

She glances at me sideways. “Music. Fiction or non-fiction.”

“Fiction. Dancing or singing?”

She laughs. “Dancing in the rain. Dancing on ice or falling on ice?”

“I practically danced on the ice tonight!” I snort. “I don’t fall…often.”

“I don’t mean that kind of dancing.”

“Like? A slow dance or something?” She nods. “And shall I ask Rob to be my partner?”

“Well, you could do a crazy one armed, one legged, booty shakin’ dance after a win,” she offers.

I laugh, loudly. “Where do you come up with this?” She shrugs a shoulder as she merges with interstate traffic. “In that case, fall. High heels or bikini wax?”

“You say fall because you’re a chicken. Do you even know what a bikini wax is?”

“If it’s like the name…then yes, and I’m not a chicken.”

“You are too, and I’d choose high heels. Feathers or snow?”

“You’d break your ankle! Snow. I’m still not a chicken,” I argue.

“I’d likely break both, but you are a chicken.”

“Will you stop calling me a chicken?”

The sound of her laughter centers me, I was meant to be right here with her. Just to hear her voice, her laugh…

“I will stop when you do a one armed, one legged, booty shakin’ dance on ice for me.” I hang my head. “Oh, and it has to be after a win, on home ice, and everyone has to see it.”

“Not gonna happen, Aud.”

“Same as usual, Chicken?” she asks as we pull into McDonalds drive-thru.

“Not a chicken, yes.”

“Okay.” She waits with the window cracked for an employee to take our order. A feminine voice comes through, asking what we’ll have. “One chocolate shake for the chicken and one vanilla shake for the tomboy,” she replies with a laugh.

“How many piece chicken nugget?”

Audrey laughs harder. “No chicken please, just the two shakes.”

“See, a sign you should knock the chicken shit off.”

“Not a chance, Chicken.” She clucks for good measure.

“No electricity or no plumbing,” I ask, hoping to pull her away from the teasing.

“No electricity, Chicken. One girl or all the girls?”

“One,” I say, burning a hole in the side of her head.

“Aw, a romantic chicken. I don’t think I’ve ever heard about one of those.” She tilts her face toward mine. Both of us just staring at the other, with very little space between us. My eyes fall shut and I lean back further into my seat. Way to make things awkward again, idiot. Chicken.

“Pink or purple?” I ask.

She groans, passing me the milkshakes the guy in at the window handed her. “Purple. Doer or dreamer?”

I chew on the inside of my cheek as I work the straws out of their wrappers. “Doer.” I’m too much of a dreamer. Or planner, but I don’t follow through.




About the Author


Rachel Walter is a wife and mother first and a coffee-addicted,chuck-wearing, hockey-watching, snark-spewing author second. She primarily writes Young Adult, but enjoys challenging herself in other genres, like Adult Contemporary. In 2012, Rachel began writing her first novel, True Connection, which she published in 2013. True Connection was re-released in 2014 as part of a boxed set, Pandora, which landed on USA Today’s Best Seller list. When she’s not writing or making images for her Instagram feature, #authorslog, she can be found doing almost anything in south central Pennsylvania, where she lives, to avoid washing dishes.
Social Media links
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Rachel_Walter

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Forget Us Not by Melissa Shirley

No One on Earth
A male/male Sci-Fi romance novella
By Jennifer Loring


Erukkass’ people, a species of interdimensional aliens, have been observing Earth and interacting with humans for so many centuries that some Native American tribes believe their ancestors originated from the stars. After his lover passed away in what appears to be a medical accident, Erukkass accepts a scientific mission… but not for the reasons his government expects. He has located his beloved on another timeline, in another universe—ours—and he will not leave without him.

Jon, a psychic since childhood, has never felt at home in the world, even less so after his lover died on Winter Solstice a year ago. Since his abilities failed him when he needed them most, he turns to alcohol and rejects his family’s assertion that he is a Star Child—an alien/human hybrid. When Jon’s sister suggests he should look into the legend of Handsome Fellow, Jon decides that if he cannot find happiness himself, he will bring it to others.

Jon returns home from work one evening to find a gift of his own—a strange young man waiting for him. Erukkass unveils one stunning revelation after another, including the truth behind his lover’s death and the nature of time itself. Can he and Jon forge a future together, or will two timelines that have always intersected, no matter when or where, finally be forced to diverge?

buy link: 
http://afterglowspublishing.com/no-one-on-earth/

About the Author
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Jennifer Loring's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, webzines, and anthologies, including Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from the Lake vol. 1. She is also the author of a novella, Conduits (DarkFuse, 2014), and three novels, Those of My Kind (Omnium Gatherum, 2015), Firebird (Limitless Publishing, 2015), and What’s Left of Me (The Firebird Trilogy #2) (Limitless Publishing, 2016). Jennifer lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, their turtle, and two basset hounds.

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Forget Us Not
By Melissa Shirley


Genre: Contemporary romance, second chance romance
Releases February 28, 2017


Sam Camden is on the verge of losing the only thing he ever cared about—his wife, Makenzie. First, she tells him she wants a divorce then she’s in a car accident and awakes with no memory of their life together. As much as he knows telling her the truth about their relationship is the right thing to do, he can’t leave her.

When he brings her home, suddenly the house she hated is perfect, she finds the closet she filled to capacity ridiculous, and the man she’s barred from her bed is all she wants.

Makenzie knows something is wrong with her, but being married to the man she can hardly remember is more than she ever dreamed. She can’t remember her husband more than the feeling of safety he inspires, but as she watches him and the way he tiptoes around her and measures every word before he speaks it, and her memories come back in pieces, she’s torn between discovering the truth about herself and enjoying the contentment she feels with the life she barely recognizes.

Resisting their attraction to one another is harder than either is prepared to deal with, and together they have to figure out if they can overcome the secrets of their past or if it’s time to say goodbye once and for all.



Buy Links:



Amazon: http://amzn.to/2i0mEWQ

Nook:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forget-us-not-melissa-shirley/1125423962?ean=2940154226742

iBooks:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1191233771

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/forget-us-not-1



About the Author

Always on the lookout for her next book boyfriend, Melissa Shirley is an avid writer and reader who has taken to creating the men of her dreams in the contemporary romances she writes. A mother of eight, Melissa is a published author of the Storybook Lake series and lives in a tiny rural town in Illinois.



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Friday, 10 March 2017

C.A.S.E. Revelations by: Savannah Verte

C.A.S.E. Revelations
by Savannah Verte
March 7, 2017
NA Dystopian



Blurb:
A simple mistake brings the world to its knees with no notice or time to prepare. Young and inexperienced, first term president Baron York will have a lot to answer for when it's finally done. If, that is, there's anyone left to answer to.
Lessons from The Great Depression make an encore performance at the Hamilton property as they try to stay alive...and sane. Where were you when the world went dark and everything stopped?


Excerpt:
I wanted to be pissed off, that once again, I was going to be doing the lifting part, but judging by Christian’s demeanor, after his catatonic display, I kept my opinion to myself. After he was in the house and the door closed I spun on Barney. I should’ve been more careful, but my second thoughts were too late as I accused, “What the hell happened this morning?”
Barney’s single finger flashed up, and his face brooked no attitude. “Take it down a notch young lady, and I will explain.”
I paced away and back several times before I had myself under control. Nodding, I acquiesced. “Okay.”
Barney heaved a heavy sigh as he leaned on the trunk. His arms folded up at the elbows and his hands roughed his beard. “There weren’t as many people this morning as there were last night, but the people this morning didn’t have their act together. It was mass chaos everywhere we went. Getting in and getting out was an exercise in navigating a stampede. People were pushing, shoving, fighting, and there were enough weapons around to arm a small militia. Very few had vehicles that were functioning. I had challenges navigating the crowd that swarmed the car. More than one tried, but failed,” he gave me a look that clearly relayed the severity of the situation, “to take possession of the car. At one point, while Christian was still in it.”
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Author Bio:


A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

Her first release in decades, Viva Zapata & the Magic 8-Ball began the journey August 1, 2015. Her short story, What they didn’t know, was featured in the January/February BTS magazine, and she co-authored a paranormal piece, Kingdoms Fall, which came out in early 2016. Her next two solo ventures, the first two books in The Custos series -Book of Time & Book of Change also released in 2016. After that, she’ll be working on her competition piece, Chasing Daylight for Cherry Adair’s Finish the Damn Book Challenge, she has an upcoming anthology work called Immortal Alchemy, and an untitled short story for a charity anthology that is a TBA release. There is a long list of titles to come after those are done too.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

Follow Savannah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte
or on her webpage My Revolution: www.savannahverte.com

Monday, 6 March 2017

Hex Appeal by Alyssa Breck






Natalia Bello is a witch on the hunt for a vampire sacrifice that'll keep an ancient evil off her back. When her mark is stolen, she has only a few days to find better prey, or it's her own life on the line. But there's something about the mysterious vamp she's chosen and Natalia can't resist the heat between them long enough to kill him.

An ancient vampire known only as M. strikes fear in the hearts of all the undead. He's a legend, the boogeyman—a hunter of his own kind. He's wandered the world alone for so long, he can't resist the lure but it's the supreme deceit when he finds out who she is—what she is—and the hex she wrought on him.

Torn apart by betrayal, but united in a pact of magick and bloodlust for their own survival, they're led deep into a magnificent Egyptian underworld where nothing is what it seems and the only way out is to end a centuries-old curse.

Links:

iBooks: http://apple.co/2byDCdU
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2brrRqc
B&N: http://bit.ly/2bwVBzj
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2bBFh3D


Author Bios:

Annice Sands is a writer/editor/admin that lives and dreams in Austin, Texas. She collects dragons, pirate ships and books, and wishes she had her own TARDIS. When not writing or reading, she indulges in history documentaries and financial planning. You can follow Annice on Twitter @AnniceSands and on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/annicesandserotics





Alyssa Breck is an award winning author of horror/urban fantasy, paranormal, romance and erotic fiction. She grew up reading Stephen King and V.C. Andrews. The Shining changed her life and sparked a love of all things scary, spooky and spine-chilling. Add some romance to that and she found her niche weaving paranormal and erotic romance stories. Alyssa hangs her hat in the South with her family of humans and fur-babies. You can learn more about Alyssa by visiting her website www.AlyssaBreck.com, her author page on Amazon, and following her on Twitter @AlyssaBreck and Facebook.



Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dirty Deeds by Geri Glenn & Jacqueline M Sinclair Review/Spotlight Tour

Dirty Deeds
By: Geri Glenn and Jacqueline M. Sinclair


Tori
My life had been going just fine until the night I met him. He was darkness, sex, and danger, all wrapped into one perfectly muscled package, and he had his sights set on me. But that same night, everything I knew about my life was turned upside down. One glimpse of Trick’s tattoo, and the memories consume me. That’s when my anger was born.


Someone in his club killed my parents, and I had watched it happen. I can’t remember much, but I will stop at nothing to find out who that someone was, and make them pay. Getting close to Trick is the only way to do that, but he’s loyal to his club. As things heat up, conspiracies are revealed, and I’m about to learn just how deep those loyalties run.


Trick
From the instant I laid eyes on Tori, I wanted her. And for the first time ever, I find myself having to work at getting close to a woman. She’s mysterious and gorgeous, and I never quite know what she’s going to do next. She’s fascinating, but something’s not right. Something is holding her back from me. Something I intend to find out.


But then she does something crazy. After she accuses my club of being responsible for the death of her parents, I know I should cut ties with her. I have a responsibility to my club—to my brothers. But what if she’s telling the truth? I've introduced her to them, and that means she’s now in danger. As a member of Satan’s Wrath, I have to let this play out, but how can I protect her without going against my brothers?



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About the Authors

Geri Glenn is the Amazon best-selling author of the Kings of Korruption MC series. She lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada and is a mom to two beautiful, but slightly crazy little girls. Geri has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. She can usually be found curled up in a comfy chair, reading on her iPad both day and night. Geri is an incurable night owl, and it's not uncommon for her to still be awake, reading at 4 am, just because she can't put the book down.

Geri loves all genres of fiction, but her passion is anything romantic or terrifying; basically anything that can get her heart pumping. This passion has bled out onto her laptop, and became the Kings of Korruption.

Writing the first book in the series knocked off the #1 thing on Geri's bucket list, and publishing it has been an absolute dream come true. She hopes you all love the Kings as much as she does.

Jacqueline grew up in the rural southeast and is the youngest child of a large and rowdy family. Reading was an escape when there wasn't much else around to do. She loves everything from classical literature to true crime and everything in between. With her two children grown and gone, she's surrounded by a menagerie of adopted pets and a two-legged thief who refused to give her heart back after a night of karaoke.

With a day job and a dream job, her writing is a steamy combination of real life and seeking to answer the age-old question of what would happen if...and then characters come along and completely derail the plan. Letting them have their say provides plenty of sleepless nights and an endless combination of coffee and wine, but she hopes you enjoy their stories.



Social Media links
Geri Glenn
Mailing List:  http://eepurl.com/bq5xgT



Jacqueline M. Sinclair
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b_kUtn