Monday, December 11, 2017

The After Series by Traci L. Slatton #Dystopian #Romance


Fallen
The
After Series Book 1
by
Traci L. Slatton
Genre:
Dystopian Romance

As
chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by
strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is
put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven
children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly
Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his
devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.





Cold
Light
The
After Series Book 2

The
end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma
and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands
everything. Emma's beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders,
and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When
Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma
draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest
choice of her heart....



Far
Shore
The
After Series Book 3

An
old enemy wreaks new havoc at the end of the world…


After
the mists’ lethal apocalypse, mankind’s only hope for survival
lies broken and battered, the prisoner of a ruthless sociopath who
will stop at nothing to hurt him. Emma sets out to rescue him. She
faces an ultimatum and must relinquish everything she holds dear. As
Arthur teeters on the brink of life and death, Emma’s healing
ability fails. Her own despair tests her, and she must grow stronger
than she ever dreamt possible as she confronts the truth of her own
heart.


In
a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test…


A
mystical odyssey, a haunting love...





Blood
Sky
The
After Series Book 4

In
a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test... Deep in the
badlands of Outpost City, in the Dark Horse saloon, a poker game is
being played. The stakes are life and death—for the world. What can
Emma afford to lose? Will she gamble on herself, or on Arthur? Will
love find a way when the apocalypse closes in? A mystical odyssey, a
haunting love....




Traci
L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical,
paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and
BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes
FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic
comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp
THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry
collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a
photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book
PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and
spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art
gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of
love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What
sustains you when all else falls apart?



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The Scarred Bullet Series by Serena Kearney #NA #Romance


Dazed
Bullet
Scarred
Bullet Series #1
by
Serena Kearney
Genre:
New Adult Romance

*This
contains mature content, explicit language, and sensitive subjects
dealing with abuse.*


*Mature
audiences is advised.* 



I
have a temper. I’m angry. That’s a given.
How
I take it out? At my job in the boxing room of our gym.
I’ve
spent over a year trying to harness it, but I wasn’t by
myself.
Almost
every night, like clockwork, he’s there on one side and I’m at
the other.
He
is big, rugged, but handsome.
He’s
also scary. Silent. Deadly.
When
I hear the name Bullet, you would think I would have gone running in
the other direction.
I
didn’t. I should.
He
has a past.
He
has secrets. Danger. Pain. Sorrow. 
Little
did I know that it would just bring us closer together.



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Cursed
Frames
Scarred
Bullet Series #2

He's
been there to help through it all.


Every touch, every sound, and
every breath.


I
was starting to get better. I was starting to live again the way a
normal girl should. That is until we graduated college and life got
in the way.
I
didn't think I would see Dem Dabbs again, at least I hoped I would
soon, because now I'm falling back. I'm back into my habits. I don't
think I'm strong enough, but somehow, I have.
I'm
living on autopilot... until I get that hope back.
I
can see him.
Will
it be the same? Will we pick up where we left off?
Will
his touch bring me back to normal?
Or
does he need me more than I need him?





Define
Us
Scarred
Bullet Series #3

I’m
supposed to be strong.


Until
I found I was in a relationship I swore I would never be in.


I
didn’t know how trapped I was until Dean Sailer walked into the
diner, making me question who I turned into.
Dean
reeked of overconfidence.
He’s
sarcastic and thinks he’s funny.
The
worst part is I find myself smiling when I don’t feel like it. He
brought out something inside me that I locked away a long time ago.
I
wanted nothing to do with him.
I
wanted to stay contained in my world.
When
tragedy threatens the life of me and my best friend, he’s the one I
find myself relying on.
He’s
there for me when no one else is.
No
matter how much I try to resist Dean Sailer, he seems to delve deeper
into a place I thought was gone.
Can
I change? 
Or
will I be the definition of what I’ve made myself out to be?





Tenderly
Toxic
Scarred
Bullet Series #4

He
showed me what love is really like.


They
showed me how happiness affects the heart.


They
showed me that I still have one.
And
then my violent past comes to rip it out of my chest.
Fine,
let it.
Happiness.
Love.
I
have to leave it behind.
Violence.
Hate.
I
have to accept it all over again.
Because
I will do anything to keep the ones I love safe.
Including
going back to the cold, toxic soul I once had.



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Dec 1st!**





I
am a Leo. Born August 10, living on the east coast. I self-published
my first novel, PNEUMA, November 2014, and it's hasn't stopped
since.


One
of my biggest problems was having too much to read. Now my newfound
problem; having too much to write and not enough hands to type it
out. Not enough brains to put the stories together fast enough. Not
enough tea or coffee to keep me awake 24/7.



So,
like every normal person, I have to take it one day at a time.

My
cravings for sweets keep me going, any sort of cakes (especially red
velvet), pies, cookies, and ice cream.
I
have a cat named Bongo-Bongo, who loves to get in my way when I'm
trying to work, but is too cute for me to fight him off.
And
then I have my family, specifically my husband, who puts up with my
endless nights, my tapping of the keyboard, my ridiculous
imagination, and yet, he always encourages me to believe in myself
and follow my dreams.






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Christmas in a Small Town - A Slippery Rock Novel by Kristina Knight #Christmas #Holidays #Contemporary #Romance


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Christmas in a Small Town
(Slippery Rock #4)
Kristina Knight
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance
Running out on her wedding was the best decision ever! 

A cheating fiancé sends Camden Harris fleeing to her grandparents' home in Missouri. When her ex follows, determined to win her back, Camden makes a deal with neighbor Levi Walters: they'll pretend to be in love and she'll support his plan to buy her grandparents' land.


The boy from her childhood has grown up into an impressive man. His charm, good looks and sweet gestures make it difficult for Camden to remember this is fake. And Levi's kisses only confuse her more.


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About the Author
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.


Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!


Author Interview

1.      Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

– I’m an anytime writer, actually! I do prefer afternoons, mostly because I’m not a morning person and need a while to fully wake up, but I can write in the mornings, afternoons, or even the middle of the night, if needed!


2. Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?

– I’m finishing up a sports continuity with three writer friends – we’re writing about three brothers, all sports heroes, who are coming to terms with a Big Family Secret. It’s been really fun to write!


3. What inspires you when you’re writing?

– I don’t really wait for inspiration, but I’ll never say no to a bowl of M&Ms, my favorite candle (right now it’s salted caramel), and some white-noise-music (usually light jazz or classical).


4. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?

– My desk has so many favorite things! There are the owl bookends, the chicken creamer that holds pens, my planner (I adore my planner), the pictures of RadioMan and bebe….they’re all special to me!


5. What’s your favorite genre and why?

– Contemporary romance, because it can be so many different things – funny and comical, deep and angsty, friends to lovers, secret babies…all my favorite things can take place in a contemporary romance. Which is why I love reading (and writing) it!


6. Any advice you have for a blossoming author?


 – Just write! Follow your muse, set some writing goals, and write something that keeps you interested. Finish it. Then put it away and start a new book. Rinse. Repeat.


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Terror by Eamonn Hickson #Thriller #Suspense

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Terror

by Eamonn Hickson

Adult Thriller

Paperback & ebook, 336 pages
April 29th 2017

Have you ever felt that society consciously tries to undermine you?



In a society where everyone strives for growth, where everyone tries to build towards the heavens, there are some who wish to bring it plummeting down.



Terror is a thriller in which three people from different walks of life find a common enemy in the contemporary world. Yet, unlike most, they decide to do something about it.



Following his best friend’s death, military man Milton Haynes is forced to see a psychiatrist while he challenges his dishonourable discharge. Ally Winston, one year after being viciously assaulted, struggles to slot into the life her father has laid out for her, while Nestor Frings returns to Boston to find his parents have sold their home due to financial issues.



The three initially voice their pains through non-violent means, however, they soon find their efforts futile. In a world where outsiders are considered dangerous and are not to be trusted, it will be the insiders who do the damage. Follow Milton, Ally and Nestor as they come to, what they perceive to be, the inevitable conclusion: they must commit a terror attack.

Praise for the Book

“Eamonn Hickson brings the fascinating, dingy, and complex streets of Boston alive in his new novel TERROR, a probing novel of survival in the modern world. TERROR is a masterful portrait of the hard decisions and harder lives that must be lived during a dark time in American history – the present.” — Self-Publishing Review



Reviews of the Author's Other Work



“…a suspense thriller with a fascinating version of heaven versus hell that lingers after closing the pages.”



“Eamonn Hickson writes a vivid story of a war between angels and demons, and Heaven and Hell. The story captivates the audience as you witness deception, lies, and Heavenly Hosts that are working for the enemy.”



“Find yourself enmeshed in a roller coaster ride to a mind-numbing conclusion that will remain with you many a day to come.”



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About the Author


Eamonn Hickson is an Irish author of three novels. He currently works as a radio journalist in Tralee, Co Kerry.



Author Interview


1. Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

I am the epitome of a night-owl. My brain doesn’t work before midday and it only starts flicking up through the gears once it gets dark outside. Also, because the sun sets quite late during summer days where I am, my brain is an even slower starter during the summertime.

2. Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?


I’m currently working on the sequel to Terror. While there is a sense of finality for a number of story arcs in Terror, some characters just need more time. Ideas are a dime a dozen, but I think a writer must trust his or her characters when they demand more airtime. The sequel is based in Boston again, for the most part, and will include characters who were affected by the events in the original. Some characters from Terror will still be front and center in the sequel, and we’ll get to see their longer-term reaction to their choices in the original… it’s hard to write about a sequel without throwing in some spoilers!

3. What inspires you when you’re writing?


I need music! Mostly instrumental music or songs with very few lyrics. I don’t purposely choose a playlist for a novel; whatever I’m listening to at the time (not all current stuff) blends into the writing process until I cannot continue with the writing unless the right music is playing. Also, I like to read a few lines from my favorite authors every now and again before writing for a source of inspiration.

4. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?


I’m gonna cheat slightly here… if that’s okay? It’s my writing area itself. While I love having the necessities close by (dictionary, thesaurus and motivational quotes), my desk and the wood-paneled wall are the most important. I pin sheets of paper to an 8x5 ft. area when I’m writing a novel or novella. You could find anything on these sheets: plot ideas, character descriptions, things to remember, writing tips, important character thoughts, to-do lists, a character’s shopping list, timeline for my own writing, weekly plans, and so on.

5. What’s your favorite genre and why?


I love reading and writing thrillers that encompass elements of mystery and suspense. I think it’s related to my fondness for puzzles and riddles. To create, to craft, to weave a storyline together, one with seemingly countless possibilities and outcomes, to put the answer in front of the reader without them noticing, to give the answer in the question, to turn cogs in a reader’s mind, to give them a chuckle when they see how clear it was all along—that’s why I love thrillers.

6. Any advice you have for a blossoming author?


It’s a clichĂ© at this stage: you might have the best idea, you might be the most fluent of writers, you might have an incredible work rate, but no one can ever read a novel that doesn’t leave an author’s head. It’s said many bestsellers are left on a person’s shelf at home or on their laptop, but I believe there are more in people’s brain. If you dream of writing a novel, yet you haven’t done it yet, you literally have nothing to lose at this stage. Will your writing dreams be crushed if you write and publish a novel? Most definitely not. Regret things you’ve done, don’t regret things you’ve never done. 

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Western Song by Leigh Podgorski #Contemporary #Western #Romance

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WESTERN SONG
Leigh Podgorski
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Publication Date: June 21, 2017
Western Song
As she discovers the true meaning of freedom, he discovers he's lost his heart.
Western Song is a timeless love story filled with rich unique characters played out beneath the wide Wyoming sky about a bull riding rancher and his recently deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride; as she discovers the true power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart.
A moving, thought-provoking read...beautifully written ... Highly recommend for fans of literary Western/romantic fiction...
- Claire Middleton--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; IndieBook Reviewers
"Western Song" grabbed me from the opening pages and didn't let go until the very end. ... this book could cross genres, not just for fans of the western romance and interracial drama...but for anyone who just likes a moving, beautifully-written, and powerful read!
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Leigh Podgorski
Leigh Podgorski is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Among her favorite projects are a play and documentary on Cahuilla elder Katherine Siva Saubel entitled We Are Still Here and the one-act play Windstorm for which she interviewed Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. Leigh’s novels include The Women Debrowska that is loosely based on her own Polish ancestry, Ouray’s Peak which follows the story of one matriarchal Ute Indian lineage, and the metaphysical mystery series Stone Quest that includes Desert Chimera, Gallows Ascending, and Neuri Shape-Shifter. Several of her theatrical monologues have been published by Meriwether Publishing, Gerald Lee Ratliff, editor. Her newest novel is Western Song published by Solstice Publishing.
Western Song is a timeless love story filled with rich unique characters played out beneath the wide Wyoming sky about a bull riding rancher and his recently deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride; as she learns the true power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart. In addition, Solstice has also published Leigh’s short story The Season of the Neuri Knight, a short story that will be released as a standalone and is currently available in the Anthology Realms of Fantastic Stories Vol2; and the novella My Soul to Take, which will be released on October 31st in the Anthology Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Vol 6 and also as a standalone.
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12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas: Day 11 ~ Queen of Iron and Blood - Shattered Realms by Melissa Wright #YA #SciFi #Fantasy

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12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 11: Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright


Melissa is sharing about her upcoming release. You can grab the first book,

King of Ash and Bone, for FREE in ebook from Amazon and other retailers.


Queen of Iron and Blood

(Shattered Realms #2)
by Melissa Wright

Young Adult Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Paperback & ebook

Coming 2018


Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.



Hunter had one job: open the gateway between worlds to keep his realm alive. He hadn’t counted on betrayal, or being saved by a human girl. And he’d never guessed he couldn’t trust his own king. Now he’s snared in an unwinnable catch, and his only choice is to leave the one thing that’s ever mattered to him to save a world he can never belong to.



Separated by realms, Mackenzie and Hunter must save the other’s world. But the divide isn’t the only thing working against them. Beasts and men fight a complicated battle that pits Hunter and Mackenzie against those they’re trying to protect, and the clock is ticking.



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A figure waited on the ledge above him, silent, dark wings still. Hunter could feel her though, the ancient energy recharged like the rest of his world. “I cannot leave them sleeping,” he told her. “The risk is too great.” If Malkyn killed Hunter, if he were not able to return, these new Iron Bound would never be awakened. It would be an eternal wasting away, a thousand-year massacre.


The virago made a noise like the purr of a horse, though her face was something more human than mare. In all fairness, though, she was more beast than anything else. “Your queen can bear it, she thinks,” the virago said.


Hunter turned to look up at the virago, her dark mane swept back over the slick black of her shoulders. From his vantage point, Hunter couldn’t help but think this was the last thing some of the Iron Bound had ever seen—sleek fur on a winged beast, her curved talons shining like onyx overhead. Hunter nodded. “I believe she can—if it is to be done at all, Mackenzie has the strength for it.” But it would not be safe. She would not be safe.





The virago brought herself to her full height. “Your queen does not stand alone.”


About the Author

Melissa is the author of the Frey Saga, Descendants Series, and KING OF ASH AND BONE. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest. Contact her through the web at www.melissa-wright.com.


Tour Schedule

November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
- TRITON'S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
- MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
- AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
- A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
- THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
- THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
- TEMPEST by R.K. Ryals
- CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
- THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
- REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie

Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)

Ends December 17th