Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Four Worlds Series by Angela J. Ford #Epic #Dark #Fantasy


The
Five Warriors
The
Four Worlds Series Book 1
by
Angela J. Ford
Genre:
Epic Dark Fantasy

"The
characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear
and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of
evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the
end of a chapter. If you're a fantasy fan, you're going to LOVE
this!" —Amazon review





What
if...

your
best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your
lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your
people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you
stole an ancient power source?
you
gambled with the fate of the world?

Join
five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical
weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures
are coming from and put a stop to it.

Along
the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful
beasts of the air and talking animals.

Each
has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a
deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them
all.

"Angela's
imagination has brought these characters to life and the worlds they
live in."
Amazon
review









The
Blended Ones
The
Four Worlds Series Book 2

Over
100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the
Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the
Blended Ones...





Phyllis
and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus
suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken
by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of
the Wise for help.

Cuthan
the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone's mind with a
smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s
searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon
the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks
a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very
own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for
assistance.

Caught
in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted
together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In
the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and
uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling
events in the Eastern World.

This
can be read as a stand alone novel





Eliesmore
and the Green Stone
The
Four Worlds Series Book 3

Changers
have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for
the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its
breath, waiting for the One.





Eliesmore
is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the
creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical
rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and
sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His
courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is
meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept
his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to
dissolve the Green Stone.

But
Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by
creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers,
Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and
help him answer the ultimate question:

Can
he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have
come to power?





Myran
A
Tale of the Four Worlds

Darkness
has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and
dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the
prophecy concerning the One to come true.


Born
into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her
parents are murdered before her eyes.


Adopted
by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of
the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth
the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.

Recommended:
Read this after reading "Eliesmore and the Green Stone"





Brought
up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four
Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The
storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative
games she played with her sisters.





Angela
originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college,
Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a
child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it
is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela
knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds. 

If
you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a
local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously
working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!





Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!









Shifter Chronicles by Melle Amade #YA #Urban #Fantasy #Paranormal #Romance


Sanctuary
Shifter
Chronicles Book 1
by
Melle Amade
Genre:
YA Dark Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

It’s
survival of the fittest, but first you have to fit in.



Shae
is sure the icy rage that claws at her is driving away her friends
and pulling her closer to the wrong boy. After all, it’s Aiden she
has always secretly wanted, not Callum, who has barely spoken to her
in the last year.





But,
as her protected life unravels, she discovers the violent
supernatural world that lurks in her quiet hometown and the ancient
feuds that threaten to destroy both her friends and her family. 

To
save those she loves, Shae must succumb to her own fury and take on
the Ravensgaard, the renegade warriors of the Order, but as the
battle approaches her deepest fears are coming true, she’s becoming
just like them. Shae's not sure she can afford the price she'll have
to pay—her own humanity.





Sanctuary
is a teen paranormal romance for fans of shifters and Gothic romance.
Fans of Flightless Bird and White Raven will be enchanted by this
strong female seeking truth in a world of secrets and mystery.












Remnants


Shifter
Chronicles Book 2









Now
that she understands the rules, she wants to change them.

Shae’s
body is betraying her and she's terrified. Though she's joined the
ranks of her shifter friends, she knows inside she’s not like them.
Her unstable cells won’t let her control the shift. 


As
Topanga grows crowded with suspicious shifters, aligned with the
fascist Order, it becomes clear they have been living in a tiny haven
on the edge of an intolerant, militant shifter society. Even worse,
Shae's formal presentation to El Oso, the Order's Berserker Supreme
Leader, is only days away. Without full control of her powers or her
body, she's not sure she'll survive the inspection.


As
Shae discovers the dreadful truth about her family heritage, she's
faced with a severe choice: break with the Order and lose her friends
or submit to a life of subjugation and lies. 


No
matter what she chooses, she'll be left with only Remnants of the
life she had.






Goodreads
* Amazon






Harvest

Shifter
Chronicles Book 3





In
the shifter world, one law holds true; you will reap what you sow.

Shae
underestimated El Oso, the tyrannical leader of the Order. Now,
banished, flightless and living on the dangerous edge of the shifter
world, she finds it impossible to pursue her one goal, finding and
freeing her father. Without the support of her friends, who are torn
by loyalty to their families, Shae is forced to attempt the
impossible...alone.


A
hidden group of shifters with unexpected powers swoops in to help
Shae. They want nothing more than to discover El Oso’s magic and
destroy the Order completely, even if it means sacrificing Shae’s
father. Too late, Shae discovers she has sown the seeds of
destruction for herself and her family. The defenses of her refuge
are breached, not by El Oso, but by the enemy very enemy he has been
desperate to protect them against. An enemy intent on massacring
every known shifter. Shae must find a way to escape her
self-inflicted fate and empower her friends to unite if they are to
find a way to survive the harvest. 











Goodreads
* Amazon






Deluge

Shifter
Chronicles Book 4





First
comes the rain, then follows the flood.

 
Escaping
the Order by engaging the Hunters was only the beginning. Now, with
their safe haven destroyed Shae and Roman are left hiding in a remote
village with no chance of ever finding her father or making a
difference in the shifter world. That is, until a strange Hunter
seeks Shae out and gives her hope she can find her father and
possibly the tool to find El Oso. 

 
They
risk everything to return to Topanga and reunite with their friends,
who are the only ones who might just believe Shae’s adamant theory
that one of the murderous Hunters is actually on their side. As they
test loyalty and strength they uncover the very power that has made
the Hunters mortal enemies to the shifters for over a thousand years.
Their new-found power is a beacon to the Order and the Hunters, who
descend like a flood to drown out the spark of light rising in the
shifter world.











Goodreads
* Amazon






Heritage

Shifter
Chronicles Prelude





In the dark shifter world, they
prepare for a summer of fun, but find they must battle against the
Hunters who are afraid of the supernatural world. Dutch born,
Matilde, the estranged niece of Lord Van Arend, barters with her
scheming mother to spend the summer with the only friends she’s
ever had, the Ravensgaard at Castle Brannach. But if Matilde gives
her mother the information she will break her friends’ trust and
begin the downfall of the regime; a regime the shifters may need to
protect them from the Hunters.









Get
a FREE Copy!


InstaFreebie













USA
Today Bestselling Author, Farm Girl, Marketing Director...

Since
I was eight I have been writing stories that capture the adventures
in my head and the characters strong enough and flawed enough to have
them. When I look at an empty field I see a formidable citadel. When
I meet a vulnerable old man, I greet an emeritus warrior. When I walk
through city streets I feel dimensions hiding around every turn. It
has been my lifelong passion to explore these worlds that reveal the
pain of loneliness, the joy or self-actualization, and the hope of
magic.

I
grew up in a place called Potter Valley where the Milky Way is held
aloft by a circle of mountains and the central business district
consists of a bait store and a saloon. At 19 I moved alone to London
and spent the next ten years exploring the world, even becoming an
Australian citizen, before I returned to California and found a new
home in Los Angeles. My world revolves around my two wee children and
my love of travel.

My
days are spent in an office overlooking Los Angeles International
Airport where I work as a Director of Marketing for a data center
technology firm, which wouldn’t make you think I had an MFA in film
with an emphasis on writing from Chapman University. However, I also
have degrees in visual communications and global communications,
which allowed me to work for some of the finest technology firms in
the world. In my spare time I have penned six screenplays, four stage
plays, an opera libretto, numerous short stories, and five
manuscripts for novels. My heart lies with my manuscripts, which are
focused on YA and New Adult audiences and range in subject from
Vikings in Iceland to Knights Templar in Italy to Aborigine mysticism
in Australia to shapeshifters in Los Angeles.

Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Instagram
* Bookbub *
Amazon *
Goodreads









Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!



Teatime and Books Review ~ Dead Cold - An Emily Stone Thriller by Jennifer Chase

 Dead Cold
An Emily Stone Thriller

By

International Award-Winning Author
Jennifer Chase




If you love a good, bone-chilling tale than this is the book for you! I give Dead Cold by Jennifer Chase a Huge 5 Teacups, this one will keep you up all night and you're gonna need lots of caffeine! In a quiet, California community where life revolves around work, school activities and shopping, a series of murders begins. Body parts are found frozen and displayed in a way more chilling than anything detective Emily Stone has ever seen. She soon gathers her team, including Detective Danny Star who has yet to face such a case as this. He's new to the force and can he manage the gruesome task ahead? As the body counts rise, Stone and her team work tirelessly to find the killer before more young girls disappear.


Chase’s writing is impeccable, right up there with the Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Jackson! Truly an amazing writer with such detail and twists and turns in her tale that the reader is instantly on the edge of their seat and not knowing which direction they are going. Absolutely loved this book and I intend to read much more by Jennifer Chase. Definitely, an author to watch out for!

Dead Cold - An Emily Stone Thriller by Jennifer Chase #Crime #Thriller #Suspsense





We're really excited to be part of Jennifer Chase's DEAD COLD Blog Tour! 






Title:
DEAD COLD

Author: Jennifer Chase

Publisher: JEC Press

Pages: 326

Genre: Crime Thriller

What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes
offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.


On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.


Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.


Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner
Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.


The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.

ORDER YOUR COPY:

Amazon


ESCAPE WAS IMPOSSIBLE. TEARS STREAMED down her face as she sat in the darkness and waited for the man to return. There was no other choice—but to wait.

She hadn’t eaten anything in three days and had only a limited amount of water—her strength continued to fade with every hour. With her wrists and ankles secured with duct tape, her skin stung with pain every time she struggled to move. At least the man had peeled the tape from her eyes and mouth so that she could see something besides pitch-blackness. Even if she could escape, the only way to safety was jumping into the frigid water, but she could not swim and would drown before ever reaching the shore. The only thing thirteen-year-old Kayla Swanson thought about was home. Fond memories flashed through her mind of her parents, her little brother, and her dog Charlie. She was never going to see them again. Their smiling faces were forever etched in Kayla’s mind, and she constantly held them close to her heart.   

The boat rocked, and seemed to sway more violently as the tide flooded in and out of the harbor. Kayla could hear a consistent clanking noise above her as the boat rolled back and forth. The sound had a hypnotic quality, and kept her mind on something else besides when the man would return and what he would do next.  Her lips were dry and cracked as she bordered on dehydration. Even her tears dried on her cheeks, leaving her skin stiff and drawn. Her body began to shake, not only from fear, but also because of the extreme exhaustion and the constant dampness all around her. 

The boat rocked more, but this time it shifted from the opposite sides. Kayla heard soft footsteps above, which she knew wasn’t her captor’s heavy walk. She strained her eyes in the darkness and thought she saw a thin shadow stealthily move along the upper deck. Was it a ghost? Kayla remembered a television series where a team of people hunted ghosts and they had said that ghosts could occupy any type of space, house, property, and even a boat. She blinked her eyes several times and hoped that she could catch a glimpse of the ghost again. With every ounce of declining strength, Kayla scooted her body closer to the narrow stairs leading to the upper deck. Painfully craning her neck, she strained to see something up in the darkness. 

The dark shadowed areas played tricks on her eyes—it was there, then it wasn’t. She waited for several minutes. Nothing appeared. The only sounds she heard were the usual boat noises she had grown accustomed to hearing. Whatever she thought she heard was gone now. It was most likely her imagination trying to give her some hope and a few moments break from her dire circumstances. As she relaxed her shoulders and leaned back against the wall, the reality of her world pressing down hard. Tears streamed down her face. She tasted the saltiness that settled around her mouth. Her last moments were approaching, and there was nothing she could do.




If you love a good, bone-chilling tale than this is the book for you! I give Dead Cold by Jennifer Chase a Huge 5 Teacups, this one will keep you up all night and you're gonna need lots of caffeine! In a quiet, California community where life revolves around work, school activities and shopping, a series of murders begins. Body parts are found frozen and displayed in a way more chilling than anything detective Emily Stone has ever seen She soon gathers her team, including Detective Danny Star who has yet to face such a case as this. He's new to the force and can he manage the gruesome task ahead? As the body counts rise, Stone and her team work tirelessly to find the killer before more young girls disappear. 

Chases writing is impeccable, right up there with the Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Jackson! Truly an amazing writer with such detail and twists and turns in her tale that the reader is instantly on the edge of their seat and not knowing which direction they are going. Absolutely loved this book and I intend to read much more by Jennifer Chase. Definitely, an author to watch out for!






Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning crime fiction author and consulting
criminologist. 
Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master's degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the
criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. 
She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic
Criminologists.

Her latest book is the crime thriller, DeadCold.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK







Teatime and Books Review ~ Annabelle Enchants the Rejected Earl by Hanna Hamilton #Historical #Regency #Romance

Teatime and Books Review

Annabelle Enchants the Rejected Earl: A Historical Regency Romance Novel

By

Amazon Bestselling Author
Hanna Hamilton



A Dynamite 5 Teacups for Hanna Hamilton's Annabelle Enchants the Rejected Earl. This was my first tale by Ms. Hamilton and I must say I was very impressed and this will now be a one-click author for me! Annabelle's father has chosen a man for her to marry; Lord Watson Ashdown. Lord Ashdown is very cruel and crude man and not only that, Annabelle has fallen for another; the stable boy. A most unsuitable match indeed. However, she can't help her feelings and she loves Floyd's kind and gentle nature. Her father and society insist she marries within her class. Annabelle's heart belongs to Floyd and she will do anything to be with him.


An amazing tale, I especially love that she falls for a working-class individual, we don't see this often in Historical Romance, usually most all of the heroines fall for a Duke or Earl, however, sweet Annabelle falls for the everyday Joe. Absolutely wonderful change and storyline! I can't wait for more tales by Ms. Hamilton!

Tainted Rose - Starlight Gods Series by Yumoyori Wilson #Paranormal #Romance


Tainted Rose
Yumoyori Wilson
(Starlight Gods #2)
Publication date: November 10th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
I failed…
My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato.
I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation.
My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive.
Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart.
But…I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me…to us?
Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please…bring my Firefly home.
~In Stars We Trust~
Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series.

Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.
EXCERPT:
“Mako? Are you sleep walking again?” Ryder’s voice made me relax as I rubbed at my eyes.
“Ryder, why did you guys put a wall in the middle of the hall? It’s blocking me from food.” I whined.
“There’s our Firefly.” Marcus praised, chuckling.
“I can’t believe she actually called Kai a wall.” Daniel mused, his voice sounded thick with sleep.
“Kai?” I asked, opening my eyes just as the apparent wall, turned around, brilliant amber eyes locking on me. I gawked at the sight; my heart raced at the new shifter before me.
He was six feet for sure, maybe only an inch away from Marcus’ height. His wind-blown, coiffed hair was a stunning orange. Holy Starlight, a GINGER!! Like those hot guys in the fashion magazines.
He smiled, his perfectly straight, white teeth making an appearance, only adding to his forbidden sexiness. I wonder if Adam in the bible was this good looking. Maybe that’s why that Eve shifter went and took that apple.
“Princess, that’s not how it went in the bible, but I’m pleased with your admission of liking my ginger hair.” He approved; his calm voice enough to soothe any shifter.


Author Bio:
Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.




XBTBanner1

Ditched 4 Murder - Sophie Kimball Mystery by J. C. Eaton #CozyMystery #Mystery



Ditched 4 Murder
by J.C. Eaton
Series: Sophie Kimball Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: November 28, 2017





She's handling a bridezilla--and hunting a killer . . . 



Moving from Minnesota to Arizona was a big change for Sophie "Phee" Kimball. She's much closer to her mother's retirement community now--which can drive her a little crazy, but at least her mom, Harriet, has her book club and her chiweenie dog, Streetman, to keep her company. And now there's even more activity, with Aunt Ina's upcoming wedding. The seventy-four-year-old bride has roped Phee into working on the tent, the pastries, and even her headpiece in preparation for the ceremony. But it's Harriet who really gets demanding when a dead body turns up yards from her front door.



Aunt Ina's fiance is acquainted with the victim--a local millionaire restaurateur murdered at the golf course. Working for a private investigator, Phee is drawn into the case--not just professionally but personally, since Harriet is in a panic about her safety. With a killer on the loose, Phee vows to figure out the plot--that is, if her side job as a wedding planner doesn't kill her first . . .









Available Now!


Coming June 26, 2018




J.C. Eaton is the wife and husband writing team of Ann I. Goldfarb and James E. Clapp who reside in Arizona.



Ann I. Goldfarb

New York native Ann I. Goldfarb spent most of her life in education, first as a classroom teacher and later as a middle school principal and professional staff developer. Writing as J. C. Eaton, along with her husband, James Clapp, she has authored the Sophie Kimball Mysteries (Kensington) set for release in June 2017. In addition, Ann has nine published YA time travel mysteries under her own name. Visit the websites at: www.jceatonauthor.com and www.timetravelmysteries.com



James E. Clapp

When James E. Clapp retired as the tasting room manager for a large upstate New York winery, he never imagined he’d be co-authoring cozy mysteries with his wife, Ann I. Goldfarb. His first novel, Booked 4 Murder (Kensington) is set for release in June 2017. Non-fiction in the form of informational brochures and workshop materials treating the winery industry were his forte along with an extensive background and experience in construction that started with his service in the U.S. Navy and included vocational school classroom teaching. Visit the website at www.jceatonauthor.com