Broken Flight Blog Tour w Giveaway

Broken Flight Tour

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Broken Flight

(Angels of Punishment #1)

Anna James never planned on dying at age nineteen or ending up somewhere other than heaven. Five years later, her heart is still on Earth with her soulmate Grey, while the rest of her struggles to survive in Beyond. Not quite heaven and a lot like hell, Beyond is a proving ground where only the strongest souls are allowed to move on. With no way out, Anna keeps her head down and plays by the rules… Until she learns Grey is about to die.

Grey Wilson would give anything to go back and stop the accident that ripped Anna from his arms. But when Anna appears on Earth again, he quickly realizes things can never be as they were. Death and Beyond have changed her; brought out the dark side and dimmed her inner light. Before they can even revel in this semblance of a miracle, Grey and Anna find themselves in the middle of an angelic civil war where sabotage and danger lurk around every corner.

Anna’s dark side is exactly what Azrael – the leader of the Angels of Punishment – craves. When Azrael lays out his demands, Anna will have to make the biggest decision of her life.

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My Review:

I will be the first to tell you I’m not really an “angel” fan. I usually steer clear, BUT, I read something a while back that took the creature of “angel” and totally changed the game. So, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this one up… BUT, I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I happen to love the darker side, and this one is perfect. Heh, torture and death, and I jump right on that train 🙂 I know, what does this say about me hahahaha. Anywho, back to the story. I also really enjoyed the “new” concept of heaven and hell. 

There are some extremely interesting characters put into play here. Most of the names will be familiar if you’ve ever read anything with angels. There are some scary ones.  I think I am going to not tease you so much here. I know I’ve read angels before, and I usually hear the same old thing, and expect certain things from them, except you can throw that out the window here. Each character has their own personality here, and you can’t expect past readings about them to be so close. I loved that part 🙂 Except Anna, I will say that I happen to really like her. She’s not the most stable character, which is probably what makes her so interesting… That or the fact that maybe she isn’t so alive… It’s complicated LOL 

 I also am thrilled to say I really enjoyed the style of this author’s writing.  I am now a fan! It’s dark, it’s somewhat seedy, not to mention there’s loads of twisted drama! Who isn’t wanting to read that! I am now going to say, that maybe, just maybe, I am becoming a fan of angel books 🙂 ooooo, always a cool thing when a book turns a hater into a lover 🙂 Well done, Ms Rossi! 🙂 5 GRITTINGLY CREEPTASTIC PAWS! 

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Author Interview:

I just want to thank you again so much for taking the time to answer questions for my blog! 

Hi Maghon! Thank you so much for having me visit today. It’s great to be here!

WELCOME!! First, tell me a little about your book and why you wanted to write this particular story….

Broken Flight is a story I will forever hold close to my heart. Most of us (I’m assuming) have lost someone close to us. When that person is taken at what we consider to be a young age, I think it is doubly hard on everyone. Those are the times when we question ourselves and everything we’ve come to believe. At least I did. So, Broken Flight was written during one of the darkest times of my life. It is Anna and Grey’s story. A story of soul mates and how not even heaven and hell can break that bond. It’s a journey of hope and despair. It’s a story that requires a lot of faith—faith in ourselves and faith in the unknown. A story about protecting the ones we love, no matter the cost. A story of love and hope with some kick ass angels thrown into the mix. It’s intense and I can’t wait to write the next book in the series!

It is intense 🙂 But in a good way! Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

My interest stemmed from my love of reading. I’ve always been an avid reader. I love the escape a book offers. I mentioned wanting to give writing a try to my sister who is also an author. She gave me the support and nudge I needed.

I love reading too, but I don’t think I could be a writer, so I always love when someone says reading inspired them! What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?

One word: Coffee. Love it, crave it, must have it. My first book is still unfinished and may remain so. It’s a contemporary about a woman who loves coffee so much she decides to move to Florida and open her own coffee shop…with a twist. Once happy hour hits, the coffee drinks come with a little (or a lot) of liquor. However, her dreams could get squashed by the local rich bad guy, hell bent on buying up all the property and building big waterfront condos. Fun, right? And terribly, terribly written. But I do love the characters, so we’ll see.

OH COFFEE!!! 😛 PS Don’t give up, you could fix it, I bet! Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Many times, my characters reflect personalities of people I know. All people influence me, one way or another, every day. The trick is to morph them just enough that they become unrecognizable. Holding these secrets is just too fun!

Sweet Baby Jesus, I am scared if someone inspires those torturous beings LOL 🙂 How do you choose when/which characters die in your books?

That’s a tough one. It’s almost always a surprise to me. You’d think I’d know that someone is going to die, but it doesn’t work that way with me. When it happens to one of the good guys, I actually cry. These characters become family and friends to me. I know that sounds weird, but for 6-12 months, they are constantly with me and I grow very attached. That’s why writing a series is great. I love getting to keep them with me a little longer.

Awww, I always thought it was only me who cried when characters died 🙂 Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

I’m taking this as “new to me” authors and saying Rae Carson.  A friend recommended (insisted upon) The Girl of Fire and Thorns. This book is now in my top 5 of all time.

Who do you look up to as a writer?

Oh, there are so many AMAZING authors out there. To name a few, I’d say Heather Graham, Kresley Cole, Nora Roberts and Gena Showalter.

All excellent choices 🙂 If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

I’m actually quite pleased with the way Broken Flight turned out. But, if I were to change anything, I’d expand on the reasons for the war/conflict between the angels. I’ll definitely being adding in a lot more of that in the books to come.

I think it’s ok to add as you go, rather than put it all in book one 🙂 So, I think you should do just that! Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

The answer to that is easy. It’s starting a new book. Even if I think I know the story beginning to end, writing those first words is borderline impossible for me. But once done, I’m hooked and soaring.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre? My followers love author’s opinions!

I just started Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham. I’m only a chapter or two in so far, but I’m hooked!

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?

I’m very proud to say that I designed this cover. I’ve been a cover artist for about two years now and it’s really great that I was able to create one for Broken Flight.

I believe this to be the coolest thing yet! 🙂 Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

I learned to never let hope slip away, to fight for what I believe in, to push myself on a daily basis, to be proud and confident…to be fierce.

Well, I don’t think anyone has said something so awesome yet! Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

Anything and everything you can get your hands on. And when you like it, suggest it to others. Word of mouth is huge in this business. Some of my favorite books came to me via recommendation.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Yes! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! There are a bazillion books out there to choose from, and when I hear back from someone that chose one of mine I can’t help but smile. It means the world. It truly does.

Well, from my mouth, You are most certainly welcome! I will say thank you for writing awesome books!!! And of course, thank you for that awesome interview. Let’s hope we can do it again soon 🙂 

Elle J Rossi

Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She’d found a new love. She’d found her escape. Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she’s creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn’t get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn’t have it any other way.

Website – Blog – Twitter – Facebook

Broken Flight Tour schedule:

Giveaway:

I am so happy to say I am offering an ebook copy and swag to one winner, AND it’s international!! 🙂 YAY! So, leave me or the lovely Ms Rossi a comment and I’ll pick a winner! 🙂 

I hope you guys enjoyed today! I know I did 🙂 I wanna send an extra thank you out to Ms. Rossi for that awesome interview, and to my wonderful ladies at Dark World Books who gimme excellent books to tour with 🙂 Happy reading everyone and later gators!

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Part Four of Storm Force and News!

I am back again with another part for the Storm Force episode releases. Plus I’ve got news for the new release schedules! For the newbies-if you hadn’t heard, one of my favorite stalkees has this really cool thing going on! She took a spin off of her totally cool Penton Legacy trilogy and is doing a mini series type thing for books! I totally think this is just fantastic !  🙂  It’s like watching a tv series but in book form. Every week or two, a new part comes out! so now, lemme show you some goodies… PS, don’t forget to keep coming back for more in each episode released. 

Storm Force (Omega Force, #1)

Storm Force
Omega Force Serial
Susannah Sandlin

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Date of Publication: March 19, 2013, in serial form for Kindle; July 9, 2013, in print, digital, and audio.
ISBN: 978-1477807576
ASIN: B00BI0M8OM
Word Count: approx. 90,000

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BookDescription:
As leader of the elite counter-terrorism team Omega Force, former army ranger Jack “Kell” Kellison is always focused on getting the job done. So when a Houston high-rise is bombed and the governor killed or missing, Kell’s mission is clear: infiltrate the group suspected of the bombing and neutralize the threat by any means necessary.

But once Kell meets beautiful chief suspect Mori Chastaine, he realizes there’s more to this case than meets the eye. And more to Mori than any man—any human man—could imagine.

Mori Chastaine is running out of options. Suspected for a crime she didn’t commit, forced into a marriage she doesn’t want, she sees no escape—until Kell walks through her door. A lifetime hiding her true nature warns her Kell might not be who he seems. But he could be the only one able to help save more innocent humans from becoming pawns in an ancient paranormal power play. If Mori reveals her secret, will Kell join her fight? Or will she become his next target?

Release Schedule

Storm Force is being released as a serial, so the entire book will not be available until after July 9. The first episode is being released on Amazon March 19.

For $1.99 people can buy the book and get new episodes every two weeks between March 19 and July 9 at no extra cost. The price will go up on July 9 when it’s released as a full length novel in digital, print, and audio formats.

**new schedule**

New Episode Release Schedule for Storm Force

 March 19–episode 1

March 26–episode 2

April 2–episode 3

April 9–episode 4

April 16–episode 5

April 23–episode 6

April 30–episode 7

May 7–episode 8

May 14–episode 9

The release date for the complete book remains July 9.

My Review:

My review I’ve decided to do this cool thing… NEXT EPISODE! So, If I am thinking right, there’s 9 episodes, so I am going to go with episode 5 as being half way, and since I can’t do a full review because I won’t have finished the whole thing, I am going to do something different. However, to keep it fun, I will not be telling you what that “special” thing is. *Giggle* 🙂  I actually have read a few episodes, but I am actually struggling to write a good review without literally telling you ALL THE GOODIES…  I will say that the few episodes I have read are AWESOME!! So awesome that I’ll give you a straight up 5 PAWS!!  But you shouldn’t wait for my review- you should just GET IT, NOW! 😉 *insert sweet, charming face* and if that doesn’t work I have my scary mean face too lol! Plus, each episode is automatically downloaded for you as it releases and you get it at the sale price. 🙂 So just get it! 

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About the Author:

susannah

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King
probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.

Website: http://www.susannahsandlin.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/susannahsandlin

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/susannahsandlin

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5828129.Susannah_Sandlin

Indie Bound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781612183541

Giveaways: One serial subscription!! This means you will have the chance to win the entire book! I will have stops every two weeks, so I’ll take a comment today, and if you have a comment from part one (which you can see HERE)  or part two (which you can see HERE), part three (which you can see HERE).  I’ll keep adding them, and then I’ll pick my winner so you can get the episodes as the come out! For each comment per stop I’ll give you an entry( this means if you comment today, last week, and next week you’ll get three entries 🙂

*NOTE* I’ve also decided to pick my winner next episode with my half way review, so if you haven’t commented yet, you need to, as the winner will win the WHOLE book 🙂 

I hope you guys are as pumped up as me! GOOD LUCK everyone! And of course, thanks to Ms Susannah who is just made of awesome 🙂 and Ms Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours who let me beg for a ton of stops for this tour! 😉 Happy Reading everyone! Later Gators!! I’m going to leave you with a special message… Yesterday was my oldest baby’s birthday… My Xander… So here’s a few pictures of my sweet man 🙂 Yes, I am going to now show you pictures of my dog! 

Xander's new bed :)

Xander’s new bed 🙂

All the doggies are helping me move... no worries, I was in the back along with the boxes with them and we were only crossing the street.

All the doggies are helping me move… no worries, I was in the back along with the boxes with them and we were only crossing the street.

can you find him in all these pillows

can you find him in all these pillows

Touched Blog Tour w Giveaway

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Every once in a while, I get really surprised by a book. Today is one of those days because I really loved this one. Wait til I tell you all about it! 🙂 but first, let me show you some goodies! 

Touched

 

Touched

The Marnie Baranuik Files, Book One
A. J. Aalto

Genre: paranormal fantasy

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

ISBN: 978-1935961574

ASIN: B009NIE5S8

Number of pages: 454

Word Count: 158k

Cover Artist: Greg Simanson

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Book Description:

The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she’d rather they didn’t; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense–which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects–Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community. 

Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI’s preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first. 

Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon’s blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there’s no such thing as quitting time when you’re Touched.

My Review:

I LOVE IT! Shall I start with that? I think so 🙂 This is a wonderful start to a new series, and though it’s listed as paranormal fantasy- which is my personal favorite- I will also add a little humor, a lot of mystery, some serious suspense and crime solving, along with romance. So, anybody find a category they like? LOL! It’s not a short book, yet I felt it passed so quick because I couldn’t put it down. I also really like how background and past info is slowly leaked in as the book goes, and it’s not a dump, nor is it too little that you feel confused. It’s quite an interesting way of writing, which is great! 

Marnie is somewhat of a witch and psychic. It’s a little complicated for me to explain, so I’ll stick with that to make it simple. She is also very smart. Has fantastic attitude, sarcasm, and bitchiness to make even me giggle. And boy did she have the whole wrong idea about Mr. Hottie Pants…. I call him that and I’ll tell you why in a bit. Marnie had one major case as a psychic working with the FBI and it went terribly wrong, so she retired. Except, those same FBI guys come right back because they really need her help. Heh, my favorite part about Marnie is her obsession with coffees and sweets. She isn’t even scared about it. She will gladly tell you to your face that she’d rather have that than have to talk to you. LOL I LOVE HER! 

LAWD! The HAWT pieces walking around in here! First there’s Mr. Hottie Pants, which would be Agent Batten, which Marnie has a whole lot of not-so-nice nick names for him, and yes she says them to his face. He’s the perfect broken boy- hot, bad attitude, yet caring with a not good way of showing it. Then there’s Harry, Mr. Cool, who is the vampire that Marnie is bonded to- again this part is really interesting, so I will not tell you more than that because I think it may spoil a little something for you. His entire personality made me laugh! I actually for once, REALLY loved the Vamper— *GASP* I know right 🙂 But even the not romantic interests, like the Sherriff, who is a HAWT piece. Trust me, there’s somebody hot to look at 🙂 LOL 

I extremely enjoyed the writing. It was so flawless in its flow. The world building is fantastic! Plus the story itself would have sold me even if the writing was bad. There’s so many fresh ideas, and the plot twists and bad guy IS AWESOME!! All I know is my complete jaw dropped, multiple times, in this story and it almost unhinged at the end! All I can say is I REALLY NEED MORE!!! I truly don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so I will shut it! But I will go with… 5 FASCINATINGLY WONDERFUL PAWS!!! 🙂 

 

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Author Interview:

WELCOME!! First, tell me a little about your book

“Touched” is the first book in the Marnie Baranuik Files, a series featuring a bumbling forensic psychic and her doting-yet-fussy vampire companion. Together, they assist the FBI to solve cases involving preternatural crimes. In “Touched,” Marnie must somehow learn to work with sexy ex-lover and vampire hunter, Mark Batten, while solving a case involving a head in her mailbox, a pair of rampaging ghouls, psychic lunatics, and demons, all the while protecting Harry, her cheeky immortal life partner.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

When I was thirteen, I tried to write myself into the Belgariad series by David Eddings. My father told me I wasn’t allowed to do that, and that if I wanted to write, I had to make up my own world, and my own characters. I’ve been writing ever since.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it? 

I began by biting off more than I could chew: an epic fantasy trilogy that was, when I finally gave up on it, over four thousand pages long and had no plot and no ending. I’m not even sure it had a middle at that point. It was inspired by Tolkien, Eddings, and Jordon, and was a rambling piece of junk, but it was excellent practice.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

All the experiences in the book come from me, my sister, or my friends, going “if I were a terribly lame superhero/crime fighter, I’d do it like THIS, which would probably fail, but boy would it be funny.”

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books? 

I don’t decide that, they do. They tell me. Sometimes, they really have to convince me. Sometimes, they just surprise me with it. 

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? 

I’ve been reading a lot of Gordon Bonnet lately. You can find him on Amazon. Also, Mark Stone is excellent. 

Who do you look up to as a writer? 

I find myself consistently sucked-in by Stephen King’s characters. Martin Amis also amazes me on a regular basis. I enjoy Chuck Wendig’s spitfire sense of humour enormously.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Oh yes, but little things, nothing huge. As I read, I go “oooh, I should have said it like this instead,” but I think most writers do that.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 

I think sometimes I get too many ideas crammed into one book, and keeping all my threads straight is a challenge. I’m making an effort to keep my third book lighter and less complicated.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre? 

I spend a lot of time reading True Crime before bed. I find homicides, and the solving thereof, somehow soothing. Maybe it’s because there are good men, smart men, out there beating the bad guys so I don’t have to? That’s a comforting thought.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them? 

My graphic artist is Greg Simanson, whom I connected with via my publisher, Booktrope Editions. I have some input, but I largely trust his vision, and I love what he’s come up with, both for “Touched” and “Death Rejoices,” the second book in the series.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it? 

Every book I write, every story I write, teaches me something new about the process, and about my own writing habits and routines: what to keep, what to ditch, and how to distinguish between the two. It has also taught me to TRUST MY EDITOR. I am far too attached to my own words to make the cuts needed, and he can slash & burn without cringing. I very much need that.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose? 

Well, it wouldn’t be Marnie! She’s hopeless…although, she does get to have some fairly hot sex. Hmm. I’d probably enjoy being the villain, but I can’t say who that is, as it’s a major spoiler.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?  

If you can get a copy, which might be tough, as it’s out of print, you should read Piers Anthony’s “Rings of Ice.” Post-apocalyptic romp, and so much fun. Also, anything by Christopher Moore is guaranteed to make you laugh.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

I love, love, love all the reviews that my readers have been posting on Amazon and elsewhere. Feedback is like candy, I seriously cannot get enough of it. Even bad reviews are like those chewy Hallowe’en kisses that nobody eats until, like, December, when there’s nothing good left in the bottom of the pillowcase but you’ve already tiptoed into your kid’s room and you don’t want to wake them up by stomping out without some stolen candy. Did I just say too much? *smile* And thank you, dear readers, for sticking with me as I grow as a writer, for tolerating my quirks, and for keeping me smiling! 

About the Author:

A.J. Aalto

AJ Aalto is the author of Touched, first in the paranormal mystery series The Marnie Baranuik Files. Aalto is an unrepentant liar and a writer of blathering nonsense offset by factual gore. When not working on her novels, you can find her singing old Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on perfect strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at one of her many fruitless hobbies. Generally a fan of anyone with a passion for the ridiculous, she has a particular weak spot for smug pseudo-intellectuals and narcissistic jerks; readers will find her work littered with dark, imperfect creatures, flawed monsters and oodles of snark. AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar, and has been known to swallow her gum.

www.ajaalto.com 

@AJAalto

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aj.aalto.5

Giveaway:

We are giving away and ebook copy-winner’s choice in format- of Touched. I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂 So leave me, or the lovely author, a nice comment and we will pick a winner!

I want to wish everyone good luck! I’d like to send a special thanks to Ms. Aalto and to Bewitching Book Tours! I had a really good time with this one! 🙂 And since it’s the weekend, HAPPY WEEKEND! Happy reading everyone and later gators!  

Night Hawk Blog Tour w Giveaway

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My first action of today is to quickly say- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY!!! I say quick because she doesn’t even read this lol!! But Today, I’ve got a really cool one for you. Vampires meets demons meets angels… On the outside that’s how it sounds, but when you read this one, not all is what you seem 🙂 So, let me show you!

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Night Hawk
Book One – Night Hawk Series

J.E. Taylor

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing, LLC

Cover Artist: CoverShotCreations.com

Book Description:

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi’s light is coveted for the Master’s gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

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Short Excerpt

“You’re more than welcome to join me,” I said when she showed no signs of moving.

Her mouth opened and she glanced back toward the living room. “When?”

“Right now,” I said, knowing she wasn’t referring to my offer.

She rolled her eyes. “When did you paint that mural?”

“A long time ago,” I said. “Now, are you going to join me or not?” This time I turned toward her, giving her the full view and I smiled at the way her gaze bounced, her eyes widening a fraction before inching their way back up my chest to my face. Her cheeks bloomed and I cocked an eyebrow at her.

She pressed her lips together and slammed the door, marching out of the room in a huff.

I chuckled and ran the soap over my chest, running my fingers over what was left of the welt on my skin. The vampiric healing powers still amazed me enough that I missed the shift in the air around me.

Nails scraped my back and I jumped, swinging my head in the direction of the disturbance. Her wide eyes met mine and I turned, drinking her in from head to toe. Exquisite was the only word that popped into mind and when her fingers touched my chest I reached, covering her hand and holding it against my skin.

“What are you doing?” I whispered because having her undressed and this close put me at a major disadvantage.

“I’m saying thank you,” she said and her hands moved lower.

Catching her wrists, I warned, “Naomi, don’t start something you can’t finish.” My body responded anyway and she closed the distance. Her lips grazed my chest and I closed my eyes, releasing her and surrendering to her exploration.

When her tongue trailed lower, I recalled the memories of her ex and my eyes snapped open. As much as the thought of her taking me in her mouth thrilled me, I didn’t want to be that memory and I grabbed her by the shoulders, pulling her up to face me. She wasn’t one of the common harlots from my past that I let drop to their knees before me.

No, Naomi was different and I wanted more.

“You do not have to do this just because you aren’t ready for anything else.”

Her dark eyes met mine and I traced the frame of her face with my fingertips, studying every curve. Leaning down, I took her lower lip in my mouth, sucking gently before shifting and delivering a kiss that started as tender and rich as her blood, but it soon escalated into an all-consuming heat and I could envision living in this bliss for the rest of eternity.

I had lied to her today.

Fear wasn’t the only deep emotion I had encountered since I plucked her out of the sky, this need to connect, to love again overwhelmed me. The irony of her name and the form she turned into added to the feel that fate had prepared this feast just for me.

My Review:

You guys know I’m not normally the vamper fan. I actually had no idea this would be a vampire story. I was thinking along the lines of demons when the blurb talked about shadows. Well, there’s a little bit of everything in here. It starts out crazy! Like, Naomi is hanging over the side of an 80 story building crazy!!! It really doesn’t slow down either. And vampires are not “really” vampires… I mean they are, but they are different than what we normally associate with them.

Naomi is a strong woman, but when things go up in the air, she has some troubles, and yet she is still willing to bulldoze right through. She knows she isn’t going to be the strongest, or smartest, or most knowledged, but she refuses to give up and be a victim. I like this about her. She has the sarcastic dialogue down as well. 🙂 I look forward to seeing her grow as more comes.

Damian… forgive me, but he is like the most sensitive ancient vamper ever. LOL Don’t get me wrong, he’s hawt, he’s old, but he’s a little whimpy for me. hahahahaha maybe it’s that alpha werewolf lover in me, but I really expected him to be mean and crazy for his age 🙂 However, I need to say I actually liked that his character was not the “usual”. It’s always good when the author can make you do a double take. 🙂 I also love unpredictable things in a book!

The writing is really good! She had me from the first sentences when I realized that the book would be starting with an almost really crazy death! Way to start me out immediately with action and then keep me entertained! Plus, way to have bad guys that you will LOVE to HATE!! I almost hated the bad guys more than I loved the good guys LOL! I enjoyed this one and I definitely will say if you like a vampire romance with some demons and angels and some serious family complications attached, this one is for you! 4.5 REFRESHINGLY BLOODY PAWS!

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Author Interview:

WELCOME!! First, tell me a little about your book ….

I’m going to quote from one of my reader’s Amazon reviews here…

“Eagles, Tigers and Angels Oh MY!, March 13, 2013 By Thedivasmommy

I found this book to be spell binding, difficult to put down, and a very easy flowing read…The initial quarrel between Naomi and Damian make for a true friends-then-lovers relationship. They razz each other until the end of the book, and it makes them so enticing. Naomi’s familial heritage provides for quite a bit of drama, and I love that she is a strong woman who rises to every occasion. She may be a damsel, and she may be in distress, but she takes everything head on, and that is the best trait a woman could possibly hope to have in her life.”

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?

The first book I ever finished was Dark Reckoning (originally titled Mirror Lake). I started it in college and put it aside when I got married. It took twenty years and a question from my daughter to provide the kick in the pants to finish the book, so long story short, my daughter inspired me.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No, not directly. I have taken certain events and tapped into them like the unfortunate experience of seeing a killer in a courtroom when I was a newsroom intern. Between the death penalty deliberation and the man’s cold, soulless gaze, that case stayed with me all these years and has inspired many a bad guy in my books. Incidentally, that man was given the death penalty, which after the testimony I heard, I was glad the jury returned that verdict.

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books?

I know this is a sore spot with some of my fans, because when the story line calls for it, I don’t shy away from it. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to give your characters depth and heartache. With that said, there has been at least one big surprise along the way. I killed off one of my favorite characters in an intense scene in my Steve Williams series. When I sat down that evening to write, I had no intention of killing him off, but it just happened. After I wrote the passage, I burst into tears. As much of an emotional upheaval as it was, it made sense to the story, so I left it the way it flowed.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Considering I’m also a publisher, why yes, there are some new authors that have captured my interest and we are lucky to have a few of them under our label. We have some wonderful talent: Bob Stewart, J.A. Todd and Ashlynne Laynne are among the list. Of course my partner, Jason Halstead, also writes some kick ass stories.

Outside my publishing label, I’d have to say the most compelling author’s that I’ve been introduced to in the last few years are Allison Pang, Hugh Howey, Poppet and Cat Connor.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Not a darn thing. 🙂

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Only finding time to write. That’s my biggest challenge these days.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?

Well, beyond the books I edit for Novel Concept Publishing, LLC and the few submissions to Allegory e-zine that I sift through, I’m not really reading right now. Lately, when I’m not writing or editing, I’ve been proofing productions of audio books, which takes much more time than you would think. But it is really cool to hear your book come to life with a great producer. By the end of this blog tour, the only book that won’t be released in audio format will be Night Hawk, and who knows, I may have a producer contracted by that time.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?

Cover Shot Creations designed Night Hawk. I’ve done some of my own cover design and also work with NCP’s resident cover artist – Willsin Rowe on my covers. I have a lot of input into the covers because I have the ability to visualize the components and when I stumble upon a picture or, in this case, a pre-made cover that captures the essence of the story – you bet I grab it.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

That I have a very dark mind. If you met me in the office or on the street, you’d never know this dark side existed. I laugh a lot and have a level of comedic timing that I get from my father, but I migrate toward the intense and scary forms of entertainment. I love a good horror flick or a great action film. My favorite show is Supernatural, so I guess I am a bit warped.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?

Naomi. Hands down.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

The Stand by Stephen King. Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry.

And of course, Night Hawk by J.E. Taylor. 😉

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you. I hope you enjoy the reads as much as I enjoyed writing them for you.

Thanks for having me on Happy Tails and Tales today.

Until next time,

Ciao.

JET

About the Author:

J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:
“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes a more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.

In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing

(www.novelconceptpublishing), Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory (www.allegoryezine.com), an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

Visit her at www.jetaylor75.com

https://www.facebook.com/JETaylor

https://twitter.com/JETaylor75

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3153969.J_E_Taylor

http://www.amazon.com/J.E.-Taylor/e/B003FER8M6/

Giveaway:

I am giving away-courtesy of the wonderful JE Taylor- an ebook, winner’s choice of format! So leave me, or Ms Taylor, a nice comment and we’ll pick a winner! 🙂

I sure wish you guys good luck! Thanks everyone for stopping by and of course an extra special thank you to Ms Taylor who stopped by as well, and of course is offering that wonderful giveaway!! Happy reading everyone! Later gators! 🙂

Colour Wielders Blog Tour

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So remember a while back, I showed you this cover reveal (it’s HERE) well today, I am part of the blog tour and I can’t wait to show you the goodies! 🙂 Here we go! 

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Colour Wielders
Heirs of the Magykal Realm Series Book One

Dawna Raver

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Word Count: 133k

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan

Book Description:

Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods, creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.

Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she’s an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.

As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.

Arik Morgaine—Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever?

* I recently requested this to review via NetGalley, so hopefully I’ll get a yes 🙂 and then I can post a review for ya!* 

Author Interview:

I just want to thank you again so much for taking the time to answer questions for my blog! 

Thank you Happy Tails and Tales for having me.

First, tell me a little about your book:

Colour Wielders is my debut novel. About four years ago, I had a series of surgeries. I was bored, sitting at my computer, surfing. I started to think about some old memories and wrote them down. Then, I thought it might be fun to change the outcome of the memories. From there, and after many versions, Colour Wielders was born. Writing wasn’t anything I’d ever aspired to. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Since I am, in fact, a Faery Princess, it’s based on my life. 😉

Seriously, I’m sure I draw upon my own experiences in life. Some of the characters are based on people I know.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

I think there will always be things you think, could I have done that scene better? Did the character react appropriately? But the one thing I am learning, and it’s hard, is to not second guess myself. The book is published. It is what it is.

Who designed the cover? And did you help them?

The fabulous Ricky Gunawan did. I feel very fortunate to have had him as my cover artist. He was very receptive to my vision and let me nit pick him to death. He also did another piece I just love as well.

You can check out more of Ricky’s fabulous work here: http://ricky-gunawan.daportfolio.com. 

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?

I’m a die hard paranormal romance, contemporary romance and urban fantasy lover. Some of my favorite writers are Darynda Jones, who writes the Charley Davidson series. J.R. Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood. Jim Butcher and his Harry Dresden Files. Oh, and Kim Harrison’s The Hallow’s series. Contemporary romance wise, I love Michelle Leighton and Jamie McGuire.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

Good question. I learned a lot more about grammar, and I still have more to learn. I learned about how to take criticism. I kind of already knew that from my years as a graphic designer. But from the beginning, I’ve opened my work to many opinions in an effort to learn. Not all of the comments have been nice. Which, I hope, has prepared me for reviews. I know not everyone will like Colour Wielders and that’s okay.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?

Probably Quinn because she has her whole life in front of her. A life that include things she’d never suspected existed. It would be fun to have that opportunity.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

The Harry Potter series. Everyone should read these. The progression from the first book to the last was spectacular. For me, it’s an example of how a writer should, and can, grow.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Just that I hope they enjoy Colour Wielders and will come back for the rest of the series.

THANK YOU for stopping by! I am honored to say I met a real likfe Faerie Princess 🙂 

About the Author:

Dawna Raver is an author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, book one of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm series, is debut first novel. When she’s not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she’s a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.

https://www.facebook.com/DawnaRaver 

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*This is just the coolest art, so I had to keep it here to show you 🙂 

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Also here’s a playlist for you to check out 🙂 I have a feeling it may not work- AND it’s a fantastic playlist so HERE is the link to directly see it (and hear the songs too!) 

Giveaway:

So, there’s several things being given away to celebrate this release! There’s amazon gift cards and print copies… SO GO HERE– seriously go look- to enter 🙂

I wish you all extra good luck!! And I hope to have a review soon too 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 🙂

24 Bones Blog Tour w Giveaway

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OOOOOH I got a good one today 🙂 I’ve got some seriously good stuff for you and a really fun giveaway!  So, I won’t talk too much and will jump right on in! 

24 Bones

24 Bones
Michael F. Stewart

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller

Publisher: Non Sequitur Press

ASIN: B00BGCQGNG

Number of pages: 305

Word Count:  85,000

Cover Artist: Martin Stiff of Amazing15

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Book Description:

Every five hundred years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is soon to battle her born-into-light brother. Abandoned by their parents, neither wishes to play the preordained role of beast and hero. When their loved ones are taken hostage, they are forced to follow the path laid out in myth, culminating in a battle first fought six thousand years ago in ancient Cairo. A mythic clash where one defeats the other and both become gods.

To break free from their fates, Samiya and her brother must unravel a mystery twisted by cults, greed, and magic. But myth is a powerful force and failure to live up to it may not only destroy their lives but the lives of the ones they love most.

When the phoenix dies, the only certainty is flames.

“Terrific! A successful blend of genres, complex and fascinating characters, and loads of suspense make 24 Bones a must-read.” Nate Kenyon, bestselling author of The Reach, Prime, Bloodstone, and The Bone Factory.

“’24 Bones’ is a winning debut. It’s well-written and well-plotted, studded with drama, action, history and mythology. There’s even a little romance. The conclusion is thrilling with the final outcome of the battle between good and evil held over until the very end…leaving you guessing until that very last page.” SF Crowsnest.

Excerpt:

Mafeesh baksheesh, David said to the man who waited for a tip in the airport washroom. The caretaker stood in overalls and wrung a rag that drooled gray water onto the linoleum floor. David patted his pockets and then shrugged.

“Hey, baksheesh,” the skinny Egyptian called and followed David out of the washroom.

“It’s not like you held it for me,” David replied.

“David,” Zahara, leaning against an image of the Great Sphinx, said between her teeth. “It’s customary to give him a tip for keeping the washroom clean.”

“I know what’s customary,” he said. “I’m ex-pat. Remember, my real name is Dawid, not David, as the customs agents so diligently noted.”

She rolled her dark eyes, herself easily blending into the range of Egyptian ethnicities striding past. “Okay, Dawid.”

David knew he was being ridiculous; it had been a decade since he’d last set foot in the land of his birth and any desire to be a part of Egyptian society had been burned, prayed, or beaten out of him long before. The revolution sure as hell hadn’t made life easier for a former Coptic Christian.

The janitor frowned and then asked hopefully, “Pyramids?” Pursuing David through the airport concourse, the man handed him a worn brochure that depicted the Giza plateau at sunset and another with a laser show. The pamphlet was limp with mildew.

Zahara’s heels clicked against the floor as she trailed behind, no doubt annoyed that the man tracked David and not her.

David paused and stared at the image. In the brochure, the three pyramids were backlit, black prisms that ascended from Menkaure’s smallest prism on the left, Khafre’s in the middle, to Khufu’s, the Great Pyramid, on the right.

He dimly recalled visiting the plateau once with his father. For him it had almost seemed of religious importance. Staring from below the Great Sphinx’s massive paws and beside the Valley Temple attributed to Khafre with its monolithic pillars, his father had shut his eyes and ignored the jostles of the crowd.

Within the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the King’s Chamber had left an impression on David. It carried a special resonance. Five layers of chambers rose above it, which amplified sound. Or chant, or spell. The purpose of the Great Pyramid, as tomb or as alien spaceship, had been a question of scholars and pyramidologists for centuries. The secret of the Great Pyramid’s use was possibly the world’s most ancient mystery.

Even David couldn’t subscribe to the scholarly consensus that it was a tomb. Why did the Great Pyramid’s chambers carry no adornment despite the ancient Egyptian fascination with resurrection and the necessity of the deceased to read from the Book of the Dead to reach rebirth?

When work gave him some time away on this trip, he’d show Zahara the wonders of Egypt, the pyramids being but one. For now, the true wonder lay in the scanned file in his briefcase.

My Review:

This book is crazy good! It’s got a lot going on, so hold on for just a little bit and it will be explained better and you’ll catch on, or maybe that was just me and it took me a little bit to figure a few things out, but I was still hooked! There’s a serious battle going on between the rivals and it becomes a fight of good vs evil and the balance between the two in the world. It’s gunna get really deep and really complicated! 

Taggart is your first main character who was originally on Team Good, but he wants to show others that there can be more than one belief system and religions. Samiya was literally forced to be Team Evil, and she has a very scary, cruel upbringing.  These two have such different backgrounds, regardless of being born in the same place. There’s a TON of side characters, which I loved of course.  I will also say that not everything is as it seems and something nature vs nurture really does come into play 🙂 

The plot is one of a kind. It was written so wonderfully, with a ton of genres to catch everyone’s attention. Lots of action and history and mythology, enough suspense and thrill that you’ll be on the edge of your seat,  with supernatural aspects and amazing plot twists! And the world building is just captivating! It’s fast paced, but not without it’s wonderful story-telling. I will say this, if you are easily offended by different types of religious beliefs and cultures, maybe be a little careful. This is a fictional story, but there are some serious religious things going on, but not the preaching throw it in your face kind. Just trust me, READ IT!! It’s pretty phenomenal! 🙂 Like 5 PAWS Phenomenal 🙂 GO GET IT ALREADY! 

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Author Interview:

WELCOME!! First, tell me a little about your book….

24 Bones is a sweeping yet short epic about the resurgence of Egyptian gods in the 21st century. It takes place in modern Egypt, post revolution and will draw the reader from the desert near Nag Hammadi, to the underground maze of Krokodilopolis, the pyramids, and Coptic Cairo.

The premise is based on a great deal of research. In myth, every five hundred years the phoenix returns. The year has arrived and so have the gods. All that’s left is to determine who they are and which will rule for the next five hundred years …

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

Like many authors, my interest in writing originated with reading. Entering, disappearing really, into the worlds of Terry Brooks, Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Melanie Rawn, Weis and Hickman, Koontz, Piers Anthony, Feist, Eddings, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Stephen King. It filled so many of days with adventure. And it was inspiring too. I wanted to create these worlds and stories ever since.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

To some extent I think what we write is autobiographical. I, of course, am the Wedjat, the reincarnation of the god Horus and will soon rule the world! Just kidding, I more likely the mythic Beast, Seth, what Muslims call Najjal.

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books?

Usually it just happens. The plot comes together. I raise my scissors and snip the character’s thread like fate from the web of her skein.

Who do you look up to as a writer?

I look up to those who have written across a spectrum like Jonathan Maberry or Neil Gaiman. Comics, Hollywood, horror, fantasy, young adult, adult, and successful all around. These authors are fully committed to extending their craft and range.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

24 Bones has a large cast. I’ve wrestled with having so many view points. The reality is that it could have been two books, but then it would have lost momentum. The pacing would have been too slow, I think. How do you write a short epic? So the answer is, I’m not sure yet. I can only hope it works for readers.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?

Martin Stiff of Amazing15 designed the cover and I can’t say enough about it. I love it. Yes, I had input, showing covers of other novels I liked, explaining the concept of the Aten, the sundisc that the Shemsu Hor in the novel use as a weapon and which features prominently on the cover. It was important that the cover both speak of an ancient mythology, fantasy, and modern day. I think Martin nailed it.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

I learn a great deal. I’m fascinated by mythology and 24 Bones was a way of exploring the origins of many mythologies. I also traveled to Egypt and, yes, I actually lay in the Great Pyramid’s sarcophagus and chanted. An amazing experience.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Please come connect and chat with me on Twitter, or Goodreads or my blog, I love to hear from fellow readers and writers!

Thanks a TON for stopping by and being so cool with that awesome interview 🙂 

About the Author:

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After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.

www.michaelfstewart.com

https://twitter.com/MichaelFstewart

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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2969126.Michael_F_Stewart

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6567858-24-bones

Giveaway!

Actually, it’s two 🙂 I am offering TWO ebook copies of 24 Bones! If you’d like to read 24 Bones, then leave me a nice comment below and I’ll pick a winner 🙂 

Good luck!! Happy reading! And later gators 🙂 

Silver Moon Complete Saga Tour

So, I’ve been a fan of this series since book one! And today, I am giving you the complete saga, all in one book!!! It’s a little bitter sweet as it’s the end, but I am so excited to show you how awesome it is 🙂 So let me get on with it! 
Silver Moon: The Complete Saga, 760 pages – YA Urban Fantasy/Historical
Join Alaric, Ulric, and Daciana in ALPHA MOON as they discover there’s more to life in the 1500s than plowing fields and attending balls. A powerful witch, who practices black magic, won’t hesitate to place a curse upon them—one that will have them howling at the silvery moon.
In SILVER MOON, Candra Lowell is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in present-day Connecticut. She thinks it’s because she’s a troublemaker, but Candra’s parents only shipped her off for one reason: to learn how to become a werewolf. She’ll learn there’s more to the story, though, when a rival pack has their hearts set on making her visit a living hell.The past and the present merge into one in BLACK MOON as Candra falls even harder for her star-crossed lover, Benjamin Conway, who also happens to be her enemy, and wrestles with the fact that she has awakened an ancient soul inside her body. Can she stretch her newfound claws in peace, or will she wish she had never become a werewolf?

In the final installment of the saga, BLOOD MOON, Candra and Ben travel back to the sixteenth century, where they’ll embark on their toughest journey yet—stopping Alaric and breaking the curse which started it all. But if ending the werewolf curse, and the powers that come with it, means Candra and Ben will be stuck in the sixteenth century, can they live with the fact that they’ll never return home and see their families again?

Buy now at these locations (click link to open in a new window):

Amazon USUKGermanyFranceSpainItalyJapanCanada, or Brazil
Barnes & Noble
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Apple iBookstore (available in over 50 countries)
Sony
Kobo

 
Alpha Moon (Silver Moon, #0.5), 114 pages – YA Urban Fantasy/Historical
 
Silver Moon prequel/novella.First love.First kiss.

First . . . werewolf bite?

Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their father’s farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by Alaric and Ulric finally dissipates when a new family settles into town.

Daciana’s parents uproot her from London to begin a new life in Colchester. Here, she won’t be whisked off to decorative parties and elegant balls; she’ll have to put forth effort into back-breaking labor. But her thoughts of eloping from the quaint town subside when she meets Ulric. Together, it’s as if they’re exactly where they should be.

During a late-night hunt for a wolf, Ulric and Daciana are attacked. Before their bodies can fully succumb to the wild animal inside, the town witch claims she holds the cure. Instead of healing their wounds, she places a curse on Ulric and Daciana, so they must live with who they truly are. In a town where secrets can’t be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters they’ve become, even by those they love.

 
Buy now at these locations (click link to open in a new window):
 
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My Review is HERE

Silver Moon (Silver Moon, #1), 308 pages – YA Urban FantasyFor seventeen-year-old Candra Lowell, senior year is supposed to be the time of her life. It’s not supposed to include being shipped off to her aunt and uncle’s house for ‘her own good’. Whatever that means. There’s only bad news from this experience—when she learns she’ll go from human to werewolf in a few months. Complete with an inherited unique power.
At her aunt and uncle’s house, Candra is plagued with nightmares of a whispering forest and glowing eyes, and a shadowy figure, who issues a warning—she needs to leave town. Candra tries to dismiss the haunting images, but when the shadowy figure appears outside of her home, Candra realizes she should’ve obeyed.
Candra learns the meaning of the stalker’s warnings when she discovers she’s the new favorite target of a rival pack. She isn’t just a werewolf—she’s a werewolf in the middle of a feud that makes the Montagues and Capulets look like best friends. She’s also made a mess of things by falling for her sworn enemy. Worse, the rival pack wants the power Candra will receive on her eighteenth birthday. To protect her family and friends, Candra can’t run or hide; she must face her foes, even if it means death.

Buy now at these locations (click link to open in a new window):

Amazon USUKGermanyFranceSpainItalyJapanCanada, or Brazil
Barnes & Noble
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Apple iBookstore (available in over 50 countries)
Sony
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My 4 PAW review is HERE
 
Black Moon (Silver Moon, #2), 224 pages – YA Urban Fantasy
 
As the rise in supernatural disturbances continually expands to more obvious locations, Candra’s family and friends are on a never-ending hunt to remove the region’s dark magic.
Greater forces are at work, though, as an accidental link is formed between Candra and Ben, “marking” their souls and coupling them forever. They can now see each other’s thoughts and speak to one another telepathically—bad news for sworn enemies.Occults spreading across Hartford, along with Candra and Ben’s mishap, are part of a bigger plan, one that neither the Lowells nor the Conways ever saw coming. There is more than one Ancient in their midst, and these primordial beings are lying in wait until Candra inherits her power.

A power which hasn’t been seen in over five hundred years.

A power which balances one of her enemy’s.

These two powers combined can change the course of history. In order to survive a battle with the Ancients and protect their abilities, the Lowell’s and Conway’s will have to work together. Can they rise above their feud, or will they lose everything?

Buy now at these locations (click link to open in a new window):

Amazon USUKGermanyFranceSpainItalyJapanCanada, or Brazil
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords
Apple iBookstore (available in over 50 countries)
Sony
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Blood Moon (Silver Moon, #3), 250 pages – YA Urban Fantasy/Historical
 
Now that Candra and Ben have successfully entered the sixteenth century and left Alaric in the future, it’s up to them to stop Ulric and Daciana’s banishment to the Otherworld. But there’s more to this secretive past than they thought; they not only have to find the wolf that bit their ancestors, but also deal with the town witch, who has the original power to destroy them all.
 
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My review:

This is a bittersweet moment for me. I’ve read the whole series. And each one gets better as it goes! I actually think this one is the best, but you would really have to read them all to say that 😉 I was quite blown away! I really really needed to know what was going to happen at the end of book two, and now I know…. And now I am so sad because it’s over, but SO HAPPY because it was AWESOME!! It has the historical part and it was done perfect. I originally said Ben was slowly coming around for me, but now I love him! And Candra has definitely stepped up her game! 

I love that this was actually two stories. You get Ben and Candra’s story, and how they are trying to save themselves and their family, but you also shows the two characters who started it all. It’s just such a uniquely written story with a very fresh plot twist! If you love historical stories and/or werewolves, I am voting this one is for you 😉  

The writing is great, there’s plenty of action, there’s lots of romance, and there’s werewolves!! Who isn’t wanting to read this book!! 5 AMAZINGLY BITTERSWEET PAWS!! 

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About the Author:

Rebecca expressed her creative side at an early age and hasn’t stopped since. She won’t hesitate to tell you that she lives inside her imagination, and it’s better than reality.

In short:
 
I’d insert something here along the lines of living in the Northeast or Europe with my wonderful husband and our dogs, but these things haven’t happened yet. Instead, I’ll tell you I’m an avid gamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and own way too many books and shoes.
 
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I sure hope you guys enjoyed today! 🙂 Thanks a ton to Ms Rebecca who has let me read and love all her books!! And as always, Happy reading and later gators!! 🙂