Friday, June 8, 2018

Title: Shades of Fae
Genre: Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Not every fairytale has a happily ever after.
We only know three things about the Fae: They don't lie, they cheat. What they aren't given, they take. And if they can't rule...they conquer. Now the fate of humanity lies in a battle between good and evil where lines are not easily drawn.
Time travel to 19th century France, brave the gritty streets of New York City, or enter the realm of the Fae itself in this darkly enchanting collection from today's hottest USA Today, award-winning, and international bestselling paranormal and fantasy authors.
Shades of Fae is your ticket to a mystical realm where Sinister Sidhe and Dark Elves manipulate mortals, vengeful fae warriors battle nefarious vampire lords, and an apocalypse rife with werewolves, dragons, nymphs, banshees, shifters, and supernatural hunters brings unparalleled danger.
In 2018... The Fae are Coming...
Find out who survives and who dies when you order Shades of Fae TODAY!
USA Today bestselling author CK Dawn
USA Today bestselling author Shawnee Small
USA Today bestselling authors Cheri Schmidt & Tristan Hunt
Elle Boon
Award-winning author Tameri Etherton
Award-winning author Cyndi Faria
USA Today bestselling author Rue Volley
USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis
USA Today bestselling author Amy L. Gale
USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon
USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage
USA Today bestselling authors Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers
Lynda Kaye Frazier
Kim Carmichael
Colleen Halverson
Danielle Rose
Lynda Havilan
Dyan Chick
Award-winning author Cate Rowan
Award-winning author JB Michaels
R.S. Broadhead
Jen L. Grey and Heather Renee
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Character Interview with Tamar Isleifsdottir



Tamar Isleifsdottir is the somewhat impoverished jarl of Dyrsholt. She is a mother, and a grandmother. She’s also a member of the Kyndred, a group of warriors who were raised to defend and counsel their king. But the king died years ago. The Kyndred have tried to keep faith with the promise that was inherent in his short reign: they’ve remained true to each other, and supported the late king’s brother as best they can. 

If you had a free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?

I’d probably take out a boat and row down the coast and dig for crabs.

What do you like best about yourself?

 Least I think I’ve done a good job raising my son. He’s a strong, honourable man. I hate that I am not as brave as the rest of the Kyndred. 

You’re caught sneaking into the kitchen for a late-night snack. What snack were you after?

Smoked venison sausage. My daughter-by-marriage makes the most delicious smoked meats, but she’s stingy with it! We only get it for feast days.

What are you most afraid of?

Death. I mean, death without some lasting deed-echoes to it. We’re all going to die, but - well, I just would like to make our name less of a curse. 

What is the one thing you value the most in life? 

That’s a hard one to answer. My family, my Kyndred, those are important. But the one thing I don’t want to lose is what little honour I do have in this world, I think. 

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

That day at Fraylingsgaard: I would have made more noise getting dressed, and maybe more of the camp would have woken up, and we wouldn’t have ridden out alone, and -- well, you can’t change the past, can you?

Do you have a unique quirk?

I can’t braid my own hair properly. 

What is your favorite thing about the world you live in? Least favorite?

I love the sea. It scares me, sometimes, but it’s beautiful and powerful, and when you can master it, you’ve done something worthwhile. I hate winter. The bad always comes in the winter.

What quote would best describe you or your life? 

“She tried her best.”

Tell us about your biggest goal.

I don’t want to fail my Kyndred. I don’t want to be found out as the coward I am.

If you would like to learn more about Tamar Isleifsdottir you can The Shades of Winter here




Friday, April 27, 2018

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Kaliah "Kali" Atwater is awaiting two things, finishing sophomore year in college and her upcoming twentieth birthday. The day before Kali’s birthday, she finds out that the dream she's had every night for almost a year of a beautiful land, isn't a fantasy at all. It's her birth place. 
Every twenty years a new generation of Guardians return to Arvata to bring life back to their world and renew the magic of the Falls. Now it’s Kali’s turn, but dark magic has made its way into her new home preventing the Falls from replenishing.
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Arvata is thriving and Kali is finally getting a handle on being an Elder. The only thing missing from Arvata is their town healer, who left unexpectedly six months ago and didn't tell anyone why.

Lorelle finally returns to explain what the Fates had assigned her to do, but she now needs the new Elders help with the mission. Half-Guardians, that shouldn't even exist in their world, are out there and need to be protected, but time is running out.

Unknown magic lurks within these hybrids and they possess powers unlike full Guardians. It's up to Kali and her friends to figure out how to protect the half-Guardians and prevent more from being created.

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By: Heather Renee
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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Rebellious animals have threatened Strix's realm and Kali is determined to help him reclaim his home. There's only one problem... she's eight months pregnant.

As Kali battles Lucas and her family's disapproval, help comes from unexpected places. When Otherworld allies pledge their assistance, her friends and family reluctantly agree to accompany her to Dásos, Strix's world, in hopes of resolving the rebels' complaints peacefully.

Their journey to Dásos makes one thing clear. There is far more behind the sudden change in the creatures inhabiting the land. Nothing is as it seems, and Kali will have to overcome more than she's prepared for. As darkness encroaches upon the Elders, it will be up to each of them to embrace the light before it’s too late.

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Heather Renee is a new indie author that lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest in Oregon. She writes YA Fantasy that has a mixture of suspense, humor and a little romance.
When Heather's not writing, she is spending time with her beautiful daughter and amazing husband. Two cats, and a dog who loves the snow, complete their household. On weekends if she doesn't have a book in her face, you can find Heather going on different adventures with her family. Her favorite being hiking to Multnomah Falls.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Author Spotlight with TL Clark

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today we will be getting to know a bit more about TL Clark!



Interview

What genre do you write in?
Romance, across a few sub genres, as each book looks at love from a different angle.

What has been your favorite work to date?
Always my last one, as life is a continuous journey of learning.
My last book was actually a duology. Love Bites delves into a fantastical world. I love my main character for her independent heroism, and her feisty faery friend.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
My spirit animal lately seems to be a cat. Ironically (if you read the Darkness & Light Duology), it signifies balancing togetherness and independence, light and dark. Exploring the unknown.

What is the first book that made you cry?
Charlotte’s Web. My teacher read it to us when I was in junior school. I think most of the class was in tears. To this day, “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing,” still has me welling up.

Do you try to be more original, or to deliver to readers what they want?
Yes, no. Both, neither.
I write my books as they come to me. I hope they are what others will enjoy, whilst appreciating I am rather unconventional.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Really getting inside their head, knowing what the other sex truly thinks/feels. Happily, my hubby is a reliable source of information.

Do you listen to music while you write or do you need silence? If you listen to music, what do you listen to?
It depends on my mood, and what I’m writing. I created a dance tunes playlist for my book Love Bites, which I’ve shared with my followers. Whilst writing Love Bites, I listened to a lot of Enya; she really helped set the magickal mood.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
My energy ebbs and flows. I get all fired up as inspiration strikes, and will happily write until my eyes can no longer stay open. It can leave me feeling exhausted, but happy. Hmm…just like… (*coughs*)

What do you do to get inspired?
Sleep! No, honestly, I do. A lot of my books come to me in that place between asleep and awake. 

If you would like to learn more about TL Clark and her books, follow her here:

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Thank you, TL Clark, for being here and letting us know a bit about you!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Character Interview with DeeDee and Wendy from Areion!

It's Character Interview Monday and I have a great treat for you! Get to know not one, but two characters from Lela Grayce's book, Areion. Let's jump in!


Twins raised far from the darkness are the key to Gaai's salvation.
Turning eighteen is the highlight of every teenager's life. Or at least it is for Wendy and her twin sister DeeDee. When their adoptive parents gift them with medallions belonging to their late mother, they have no idea their lives are about to change.
Their happy day takes a deadly turn when Wendy is lured into the forest surrounding their home by a deceitful voice. Saved by an alluring, green-eyed stranger, questions are brought to light that she may not want the answers to.
The girls are descendants of Gaai, a land of ancient magic. Once peaceful and thriving, is now enslaved by a powerful enemy. Though Wendy and DeeDee were sent to Earth to be raised far from the darkness that shrouds their home world, they must now return to unite their people.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?

“Laying around watching TV. God, I miss TV and movies. They don’t have any of that stuff here in the far corners of the universe. I mean I left before the final Avengers movie I’ll never know how all of that works out which sucks.” DeeDee huffs in annoyance. 
“I would curl up with a cup of tea and a good book,” Wendy answers. 
“That’s really boring,” DeeDee announces. 
“And watching TV and movies isn’t?” Wendy asks. 
“No, it’s like you are right there in the thick of the action,” DeeDee says miming explosions and karate chops. 
“A book does the same thing but in your head,” Wendy explains pointing to her head. 
“But I like watching it with my eyes,” DeeDee responds tersely pointing to her eyes. 

What do you like best about yourself? 

Least?

“My butt obviously. I don’t think I have a least favorite thing about myself I’m pretty freaking awesome!” DeeDee exclaims smugly. 
“I like my eyes the best, I think, and for the least favorite is my hair. It’s just kinda blah.” Wendy answers. 
“We need to figure out which part of you makes people faint. There’s gotta be one.” DeeDee says seriously. 
“Well, since we’re twins we technically have the same butt so it could be that.” Wendy replies. 
“But the Butt is my thing. You can’t steal my thing.” DeeDee says. 
“There is no possible way I could steal your butt. I have my own.” Wendy replies. 
“Maybe, it’s your freaky sixth toe,” DeeDee muses. “I’d faint if I saw that.”  
“I do not have a sixth toe,” Wendy exclaims angrily. 
“How do you know? Have you ever checked?” DeeDee says reaching for her foot. 
“I’d think I’d know if I have an extra toe,” Wendy says rolling her eyes. 
“I think you should check, you know just to be safe,” DeeDee replies seriously. 
“Lets not,” Wendy says tucking her feet under her.  

You’re caught sneaking into the kitchen 

for a late-night snack. What snack were you after?

“Fiery hot cheetos and M&M’s,” DeeDee answers without hesitation. 
“A granola bar or maybe some cookies,” Wendy says with a grin. 
“Why are you so boring? You could at say something to impress the people like you’d eat a hunk of cheese or something,” DeeDee says shaking her head in disappointment. 
“Eating that much cheese isn’t good for you,” Wendy replies calmly. 
“Don’t tell me how to live my life,” DeeDee says crossing her arms.  

What are you most afraid of? 

“Failing those that are relying on me. It’s a heavy burden but one I gladly bear,” DeeDee answers her tone serious. 
“Wow, that’s really profound, Dee,” Wendy says nodding her head in approval. 
“I can be profound and serious sometimes,” DeeDee says a grin spreading across her face. 
“Failing in my duties to protect and nurture the people who look up to me and not being what I need to be for them,” Wendy answers her tone just as serious as her sister’s. 
“Well said,” DeeDee agrees. 

What is the one thing you value the most in life?

“My friends and family,” DeeDee responds patting Wendy’s hand. “And maybe my butt.”  
“You should really stop with all the butt stuff,” Wendy says pulling her hand away annoyed. 
“Ha, you said ‘butt stuff’,” DeeDee said laughing. 
“And here I thought giving you some responsibility would mature you,” Wendy says exasperatedly. 
“What gave you that idea?” DeeDee asks curious. 
“I don’t really know,” Wendy muses. “Anyway, I also value my friends and my family." 
“And my butt,” DeeDee stage whispers while dodging her sister’s hand.  

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

“To the day of my birth so I could meet my parents,” DeeDee replies sadly. 
“I agree. I would also like to return to that day,” Wendy says grabbing her sister’s hand and squeezing.  

Do you have a unique quirk? 

“Several! My favorite is my lack of filter. I speak my mind because actually thinking before I speak is tedious and time consuming so I don’t even bother,” DeeDee says regaining her earlier bravado. 
“I wish you’d think before you spoke,” Wendy says rubbing her temples. 
“But that’s boring, I like to be just as surprised as everyone else at what comes out of my mouth,” DeeDee says smugly. 
“Of course you do that’s why you never shut up,” Wendy replies. 
“What? Sorry didn’t catch that you know the voices,” DeeDee says pointing at her head. 
“Oh please,” Wendy replies rolling her eyes. “I think my unique quirk is my neatness.” 
“Pfft, that’s not a quirk,” DeeDee says. 
“How do you know? It’s not like you have a ton of experience with neatness,” Wendy replies glaring at her sister. 
“I can be neat,” DeeDee says defensively. 
“Name one time or thing that you kept neat,” Wendy asks smugly crossing her arms and looking at her sister expectantly. 
“My armour,” DeeDee says after a pause. 
“Your armour doesn’t count it’s a part of you genius,” Wendy replies. 
“Yes it is and I keep it neat,” DeeDee insists. 
“Whatever,” Wendy responds flippantly. 

 What is your favorite thing about the world you live in? Least favorite? 

“Magic and my new abilities because there’s so many opportunities to cause chaos and rile people up. Especially Thomas, he’s sooooo serious like all the time,” DeeDee answers immediately. 
“I’m so glad you don’t use your newfound powers for selfish reasons,” Wendy replies sarcastically. 
“I know right,” DeeDee agrees a sly smile on her face. 
“Ugh,” Wendy says before answering, “I think my favorite thing is learning about new worlds and cultures, meeting new people, and getting to know them.”  “I guess that part is pretty cool,” DeeDee agrees nodding her head. “I mean who knew that things from myth and legend actually exists.” 
“Yes, we are learning about them everyday. It’s one of my favorite things,” Wendy replies saying the last part in a sing song voice. 
“Hm, I think my least favorite is Ethaniel and everything about him,” DeeDee says her voice becoming more serious. 
“Yeah, I think him and his army of Skotos is my least favorite thing about this world,” Wendy agrees just as seriously.  

What quote would best describe you or your life? 

“My butt is a secret weapon. Pretty much says it all,” DeeDee answers completely serious. 
“Again with the butt stuff,” Wendy says exaperadely. 
“Why do you keep saying ‘butt stuff’?” DeeDee asks her sister. 
“Because you keep bringing it up,” Wendy growls. 
“Yeah, well it’s awesome so...” DeeDee says shrugging. 
“Ugh,” Wendy says throwing her hands up in the air. “Whatever, you be happy over there with your butt stuff and keep it away from me.” 
“But, your butt is essentially my butt since we’re twins so technically you have the same butt,” DeeDee responds. 
“See what I have to deal with,” Wendy exclaims. 
“You deal with awesomeness, admit it,” DeeDee says squinting at her sister. 
“I think a quote that describes my life now is “our future is shadowed but that doesn’t mean it’s dark’,” Wendy says ignoring her sister. 
“Wait, I said that,” DeeDee says her eyes going wide with surprise. 
“Sometimes you say meaningful things,” Wendy says shrugging. 
“Okay,” DeeDee groans, “I'll stop with all the butt stuff.” 
Wendy snickers at her words, “You said ‘butt stuff’.”  

Tell us about your biggest goal. 

“My biggest goal right now is to rid the worlds of the tyrant Ethaniel, kill Kaul, and find some cookies. Oh and dunking Layne’s head into something sticky, that’d be funny!” DeeDee answers without hesitation. 
“Remind me to never piss you off,” Wendy says looking at her sister with wide eyes. “I don’t want to imagine what goes on in that head of yours.” 
“I would never do anything to you, you’re my sister,” DeeDee replies patting her hand. 
“That isn’t reassuring,” Wendy says. “I agree with the first part of Dee’s answer about ridding the worlds of Ethaniel’s darkness and Kaul.” 
“But dunking Layne’s head in something sticky would be funny right,” DeeDee asks nudging her sister with her elbow. “He’s got all that long hair.” 
“What type of sticky are you thinking? Like maple syrup or glue?” Wendy asks indulging her sister. 
“Not glue. Then he’d have to cut it off and be devastated. Remember in middle school when they messed up his hair cut and had to shave it so it’d grow back even?” DeeDee asks giggling. 
“He was mortified and wore a ball cap to hide it,” Wendy replies giggling.
“You and Ryker kept hiding it.” 
“Layne was so mad when he found out,” DeeDee says laughing. “I thought he’d never talk to me again, like he could stay away from me.” 
Wendy nods her head, “You would hunt him down, then force him to bask in your glorious awesomeness.” 
DeeDee smiles, “He couldn’t hide from me and really why would you want to.” 
“True, you can be scary when you want to be,” Wendy agrees with a shudder.  

If you're as intrigued by this pair as I am, be sure to head on over and grab your copy of Areion here

A huge thank you to Lela Grayce for giving us a peek into her amazing characters!







Friday, March 23, 2018

New Release- Illusionary by LeAnn Mason

New Release
Illusionary





Name: Illusionary

Author: LeAnn Mason

Series: Minefield Enforcers

Release Date: March 23, 2018

Generations ago, a new breed of human emerged. The government, fearing these new “Enhanced,” isolated effected families into communities boasting prison-like perimeters to live in exile, safeguarding the rest of the world from the anomalies.

As one of the few Enhanced humans whose gifts encompass the mental and physical spectrums, Nathalee lives a life separate from others. Even amongst those who the world segregates as potential weapons, Nat is shunned for her telepathic abilities, until she finds her opportunity to make a difference in their tiny world as an enforcer.

Part of a new experimental team, Nathalee must wade through muddied mental waters if the team hopes to stop the assailant who enjoys pitting citizens against one another. Those confrontations are coming to violent, life-ruining ends for anyone involved. The suspect pool is large and powerful, but the repercussions of failure put everyone she knows and loves at risk. 

With so many possibilities of both suspects and victims, Nat will test the limits of her ability -and her sanity- in order to track the illusionist and stop the tyranny.

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My name is LeAnn and I write YA Urban Science Fantasy.

My debut novel, Illusionary, is almost presentable to the world and should be available in Spring 2018. The story centers around an 18 year old Enhanced human named Nathalee. The world is as we know it… with one small difference. There is an offshoot branch of humans who have evolved to possess either mental or physical abilities. These “Enhanced” humans have been herded into isolated and monitored communities away from the rest of the human population. Unable to leave, the Enhanced are forever kept like bugs under a microscope… or prisoners.

 When I'm not writing, I'm hanging out with my hubby and two munchkins around our Oklahoma home. Though currently horseless, I have been riding since my teen years and adore the giant animals so much that I wrote them into my story. We are a family of music lovers and are rocking out just about all the time, so of course I had to put that muse onto the pages as well.

 Intrigue. Attraction. Deceit. Illusionary.
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Friday, August 11, 2017

New Releases!


 23:27 by H.L. Roberts 
Blurb: Fame. Money. Glory. These were all the things that you would expect from being famous. The bait that the producers of the industry would tempt you with to get you on their side. What they don't tell you though are all the 
inner tragedies that come along just as quickly. They don't tell you about the heartache that occurs when you realize that this wasn't what you wanted at all. They don't tell you about the pressure that's always on the verge of crushing you when you're forced to do everything that the public demands for and not what you truly desire. They don't tell you about the self hatred that would soon take over your entire being at the thought that you will never be good enough. No - they don't tell you these things at all. But, Lilith Rose will. When Lilith Rose, lead singer to one of the most famous rock bands around gets tired of all the lies and secrets that comes with being famous. She decides that it's time for all of it to stop and ends up revealing everything on a Facebook live stream. The result... "Part of me wants to die tonight, part of me wants it to be an accident, and part of me wants someone to notice and save me." - Lilith Rose

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Lizzie in the Land Beyond by Susan McDonough Wachtman
Blurb: Hijacked by witches, kidnapped by a dwarf and enraptured by river sprites -- will Lizzie ever manage to go home? And if she can, will she want to? Lizzie is an exhausted honor student and an 
enthusiastic amateur folk singer. She wakes one day in a strange and terrifying new land. The women who revive her tell her she can never go home because they scooped her up when she was about to die. Lizzie must somehow navigate this fantastic land, try to determine how she got fished out of her life in the first place, help the people of the land understand that they are about to be colonized, and find a way, if any, to get home again. But if she does find a way — will she really want to go?

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 "Not Again! The Adventures of Breanna and Allyson" by Sarah Hays
Blurb: It is a story based on the real-life events of her daughters. Allyson is always getting into trouble and Breanna has to get her out of sticky situations! Sometimes, it’s hard to be a big sister! But, through it all, they’re the best of friends!


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Summer of Love: Lips and Verse by Charles Edward York

Blurb: Summer, the time of sun, fun & reflection, the time when the soul has a chance to expand and contract. The time for someone to fully breathe and connect with the world around them. These 55 
poems by Charles Edward York, poet activist, is a spontaneous exploration of his inner and outer universe during the summer of 2017. Some of these moments are intimate and others spiritual and philosophical. Either way, a summer one will remember.

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