Friday, February 28, 2014

COVER REVEAL!! The Singer Elizabeth Hunter


SYNOPSIS:

When you've lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi's sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava's origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they've encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

"Come back to me."



THE SINGER is the second book in the Irin Chronicles, a contemporary fantasy series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of The Elemental Mysteries. Set to release May 2014!

 

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ELIZABETH HUNTER is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Twisted Bliss Release Day Blitz!

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Title: Twisted Bliss
Author: C.A. Williams
Release Date: February 26, 2014
Genre: New Adult
Synopsis
Finding yourself is all a part of life, and Della McGregor is finally happy with who she has become, even though she’s still missing something. She’s learned along the way that life isn’t always a perfect love story, but she may have missed her one shot at it. Unforeseen events might just stop that from happening. Justin Parker is done with the whole love thing, Della made sure of that. Old habits are hard to break, and his world is tilted on its side when dealing with the chaos. Is their love strong enough to find their way back to each other, or will their paths lead elsewhere?
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C.A. Williams is the author of The Journey Series, Full Count, Imperfect Perfection Series, and The Crush; all of the New Adult Genre. She lives in Michigan and is married to her high school sweetheart. When she's not busy typing away at a new book, she's also trying to juggle three little ones. While being a stay at home to her three little ones, she likes to read and write, in between cleaning up messes and being a short order cook.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stalkers Book Blitz!


Stalkers Book Blitz!!!

Presenting:

S.L. Dearing

Although she grew up in Arizona, S. L. Dearing was born and raised in California and considers the Golden State her home. Shannon attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying biology, then moved to Los Angeles where she spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College’s renowned Television/ Film program. She learned the art of storytelling from her father when she was very young and has been writing since the tender age of five. As an author of many genres, she is always hoping to learn more by exploring the world of story. She has written her first novel The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles.  She also has short stories in several anthologies: Apocalypse: An Anthology by Readers & Authors, Paranormal Anthology with a Twist and Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories. Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles.





Excerpt from S.L.'s "Affliction"

She put the phone back in her pocket and looked up as the light turned green.  She stepped forward but was grabbed back as the Corolla sped past her, narrowly missing her.
“You ok?”
Kaila nodded as she looked around to see a young man with short curly-blond hair holding her arm.  She looked down at his hand.
“Oh, sorry.” He let go of her arm.  “He was coming really fast.”
“Ah, no, thank you… I didn’t even see him.”
“Yeah, Douche!  He wasn’t even looking.”
“Anyway, thank you.”
“Craig… Craig Pierce.  You go to State, don’t you?”  He asked.
“Yeah, you T.A. my Poly Sci class… Kaila… Kaila Montgomery.”
“Oh, yeah, third row.”
He smiled and motioned for them to walk as the stop light sign began to flash.  They continued to talk as they proceeded down the sidewalk, and Kaila blushed, putting her hair behind her ear.   The figure behind the wheel of the Corolla watched and smiled, before driving in the opposite direction.


Guest Post Question

Why do I write what I write?:


Hmmm, well, I guess sometimes it’s what is required.  For instance this anthology asked us to do something about stalking, so I let my mind wander the dark passages of that concept and rested on the horror of being stalked and being in a stalkers mind.  But right now I’m also writing short stories for several romance anthologies.  So in that respect, I write what’s required lending my own spin to it and hoping that people like it.
My own work tends to be a mash-up of genres.  I consider myself a storyteller and I think most great stories have a little bit of everything.  I’m inspired by daily events, moments in history or even the possibilities of the future.  I do tend to lean more towards paranormal, but I think that’s because I love the escape of a good book or story and I think that paranormal lends itself to that.  I ultimately write to share my ideas of what I want to read and hopefully touch someone with my writing.  It’s a powerful feeling to know that what you’ve written has profoundly affected someone else.  I like it.


Where can your fans find information on you and your books on the Internet?

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1oIQJJ3
Official Website: http://www.sldearing.com/




Stalkers: A Collection of  Thriller Stories

Edited and compiled by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom
Anthology
eBook and paperback, 498 pages

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Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light.

These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner.

Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares.


STALKERS.

Watch your back.

Stories featured in this anthology:

- Every Thorn by Rene Folsom
- Dead Ringer by Jason Brant
- Autumn by Elizabeth Collins
- Don’t Kiss the Dead Fred by A.E. Killingsworth
- Affliction by S.L. Dearing
- Lucid by Andrea Stanet
- Donations by Bart Hopkins
- Bernice by Chad Foutz
- Destination: Death by Eaton Thomas Palmer
- Powerless by Laurie Treacy
- Freezer Burn by Jon Messenger
- The Watcher by Lindy Spencer
- Immortal Luck by Magen McMinimy
- Izzy’s Assassin by Nicole Clark
- Say My Name by Michael Loring
- Damaged People by Nicki Scalise
- Blog Stalker by Phil Taylor




Monday, February 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Contradictions by Tiffany King



USA Today Bestselling Author of Misunderstandings
Tiffany King

Contradictions
A Novel


Coming December 2014
From The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Group (USA) LLC


When everything starts spinning out of control…

Three years into college, Tressa Oliver’s life is a nonstop party. She’s skating by in her classes, and there’s no shortage of drinking, dancing and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn’t been much fun: she can’t shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her.

It will take someone totally wrong…

Trent Lawson is the classic anti-bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there’s no way in hell they’re compatible—especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses.

To set her right.

When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now, she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she’d ask for help—and quickly discovers that there’s more to Trent than meets the eye…


Praise for the novels of Tiffany King

“A MUST-READ for New Adult contemporary romance fans.”
New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young

“Sweet and sexy! Great characters and an intriguing romance…So good!”
New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack








USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
Where to connect with Tiffany
Web page- authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com
Twitter-@AuthorTiffany  
Facebook-Author Tiffany King







Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dirty 30 Birthday Bash and Anthology goodness

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Spotlight Saturday Presents Author S.K. Whiteside!

Spotlight Saturday Presents

S. K. Whiteside!





S.K. Whiteside is a reader, writer, and lover of all things dark and mysterious. She is a Mythic Fiction writer of Contemporary Urban & Historical Fantasy and most of her stories have a background in Egyptian Mythology with a modern day adaptation and unique twist. As an author her art of "teasing" is precise and her character interaction draws you in and makes the story play out like a movie in your mind. This is a talent that now all authors have, nor will they ever have.

Her debut story, "Fallen", was released in part March 2012 as a teaser to "Morbid Seraphic" her annual anthology with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Even though it was only part of the story "Fallen" reached Top Ten status on Amazon sparking interest in Morbid Seraphic which later reached #1 in Amazon for Anthologies. Her follow up short story release "VEXED" was released November 2012. "VEXED" has and continues to be an Amazon Top 100 best selling paid Kindle release in three different countries. It served as the prequel to her debut full novel release "Inheritance". "Inheritance" was released June 1, 2013 and within the first week became an Amazon Top 100 best selling Kindle release in three countries simultaneously and going as high as #2 in Canada for two weeks straight. To date (June 25, 2013) Inheritance (as well as Vexed) maintains Top 100 status in at least two countries each between Canada, Spain, The United Kingdom, and the US interchangeably. While her eBooks are presently only available in Kindle her paperbacks are available worldwide.

When she is not writing S.K. Whiteside is a full time Mental Health Therapist. She began writing in Academia but decided that writing about things on the "other side of the veil" was a lot more interesting. Living in the paranormal capital of the world makes it fairly easy for her to come up with characters, many of which are based on of real personas in her life that can't help but carry over into her writing.

Upcoming Releases: "Thicker Than Water" (A Psychological Thriller), and Blood Born, the growing anticipated follow up to Inheritance.




For more information you can visit her website at www.skwhiteside.com, or follow her at one of the links below:

Twitter: @SKWhiteside


Michele's Review


Inheritance (World of the Guardians)

**disclaimer - this is the very first SK Whiteside book I read. Possibly still my favorite too.


Ancient Egypt - Vampires - Werewolves- Ancient Egyptian Deities in Modern Day New Orleans...Yes Please!!!

I loved this book! From the snarky humor, to the awesomely described outfits, to the total warrior goddess that is Syn (also known as the warrior goddess Sekmeht), to the interesting story of why the Guardians and Azura came to be part of our world. I enjoyed that Ms. Whiteside took Ancient Egyptian mythology and brought it to life in modern day, in a totally, at least to this reviewer, modern way. A lot of books are written using ancient mythologies, but she took this to new heights, using the Egyptian Deities themselves and writing them in to modern day places and situations, but still retaining their ancient mythological qualities and quirks. The cast of characters is amazing, she didn't feel the need to over expound on their backstories, she just let them flow and develop naturally, which quite worked in her favor. I would have to say that Echo is simply amazing, mind bending! Just a question Ms. Whiteside, can I have more of him please!!??

Lots of adventure in this roller coaster of a tale, lots of butt kicking, mystery, intrigue and humor, just enough light romance, and lots of questions left unanswered that will leave you wanting for the next installment. I am dying for more stories about Syn, Echo, Malachi and Isira! I don't want to give much away, so I will sum this up in 3 words....READ THIS BOOK!!!

*****5 STARS*****


Coming Soon:



Shawn and Michele's Inquiring Minds Want To Know:

DI ~ What inspired you to write your first novel? 

SK ~ Honestly, it was during grad school. My teacher loved my writing and said I should look into getting published. I am pretty sure she meant academia though. Lol

DI ~ What books/authors have inspired your life most?

SK ~ I don’t know about the “most” because there are so many but I would say Alex Haley (scandal aside). He achieved something that I long to do and that’s writing about “his” family history in great detail. That is not an easy task. My most recent inspiration would be J.K. Rowling (not because OF Harry Potter – though I loved the series) but because of her story. She was able to create this fantastic world all while dealing with tremendous adversity.

DI ~ Whom would you consider a writing mentor(s)? 

SK ~ I have had a few “mentors” along the way. They have all taught me something by just being a friend/associate. I would never use the friendship for personal gain. Kimberly Kaye Terry and Debra Glass kind of let me into their world and never hesitated to give me unbiased feedback, so did Yvonne Nicolas. Megan Hart has a FANTASTIC was of telling a story and her internal dialogue and character struggles are so awesome (seriously, she took a mortician and made her sexy.)

DI ~ What book(s) are you reading now?

SK ~ Divergent (yes, I know Im late) and I patiently await the next Richelle Mead novel.

DI ~  Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

SK ~ Susan Hubbard. She is not “extremely” new and hasn’t put anything out in a while but he is very unique. She writes about vampires (no they don’t sparkle) but she takes a political approach to the species that’s equal to Liberal and Conservative. Its very interesting.

DI ~ What are your current writing projects?

SK ~ I am currently finishing up “Thicker Than Water” which is my first Psychological Thriller. Right after will be “Blood Born: World of the Guardians Book 2”. I am super excited and cannot wait for everyone to read them both. “Blood Born” is a bit darker than the first book (ok a lot darker) because it introduces a whole new set of players in the world, but it still has that very S.K. feel.

DI ~ What would we find you doing when you're not at the keyboard?

SK ~ Analyzing sociopaths…
Wrong answer?

DI ~ What are your favorite setting(s) to read/write about?

SK ~ My hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana and my future hometown (maybe at least summer home?) of London. I love the history and how its evident in the architecture.

DI ~  If you could be any character in your book(s), which would you be and why? 

SK ~ I would be either Syn or Ryver. Syn is pretty obvious because she is a bad ass and even though she is not intentionally trying to be funny she is. As for Ryver, well you are going to have to read “Blood Born” to find out.

DI ~ I’m a potential new fan.  Sell me your book in ten words or less.

SK ~ I will do you one better. I will sell you the series…

“The legends are real and some want to destroy you…”



Felicia Tatum Wants to Know:

Top ten books

1 The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
2 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
3 72 Hour Hold – BeBe Moore Campbell
4 Shawshank Redemption – Stephen King
5 Dreamcatcher – Stephen King
6 Eragon – Christopher Paolini
7 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
9 How Stella got her groove back – Terry McMillan
10 Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia

Top ten book couples

Mircea and Cassie Palmer
Pritkin and Cassie Palmer
Dorina Barsarab and Louis Cesar
Alice and Jasper
Chloe Saunders and Derek Souza
Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley
Katniss and Peta
Ron Weasley and Hermone Granger
Tonks and Lupin
Dimitri and Rose

Top ten authors

J.K. Rowling
Stephen King
Terry McMillan
Richelle Mead
Rachel Caine
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Laurell K. Hamilton
Karen Chance
Kelley Armstrong
Maya Angelou

Top ten snacks while writing

I don’t snack while writing. It makes me sleepy


Brandy L. Rivers Asks:

Top five favorite titles (these do not have to be favorite books)

Vampire Academy
Harry Potter
Morganville Vampires
Darkest Powers
Cassie Palmer Series








Friday, February 21, 2014

Alluring Ties 

By: Skye Turner

Bayou Stix 2.5




Synopsis

Alluring Ties is a companion novella to the Bayou Stix series. It’s Book 2.5 Bayou Stix. In Alluring Turmoil, we were introduced to Lexi Sloane’s two best friends, Bradi and Erik. Alluring Ties will take you on a journey into their pasts and bring you to their present. 

Bradi St. James is a force to be reckoned with. She’s strong, independent, and has something to prove. All of her life, she’s watched the world around her and is determined to have a different fate from what she’s grown up with. The path you’ve always believed to be the right path, may not be your destiny after all. 

Erik Jenson is a kind man. A nurturer and the kind of friend everyone wants to have. Growing up surrounded by friends and family who support him, he’s a confident man. The choices he must make and the chances he must take as he lives and grows make him the strong, loving man he becomes. 

Alluring Ties contains explicit sex, including some male/male, strong language and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who does not like M/M romance.




Disclaimer from Bradi St. James


Alluring Ties is NOT a full length novel, but is a companion novella to the Bayou Stix series. 
It is recommended to be read in this order: 
Alluring Turmoil, Book 1 Bayou Stix
Alluring Seduction, Book 2 Bayou Stix
Alluring Ties, Book 2.5 Bayou Stix

There are some situations which are not for everyone included in this novella: cheating, male/male romance and sex, and like all of Skye’s books, explicit language and hot ass sex. 
If you can’t handle it, don’t read it. It’s that simple. But if you want to know more about myself and Erik, then turn the page and get started! 






Links

Goodreads - http://bit.ly/O0jN0R


Meet the Author!



Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.
When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.