Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The Wife's Revenge by Deirdre Palmer



Title: The Wife's Revenge
Author: Deirdre Palmer
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publication Date: 22nd October 2019
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books, Darkstroke Imprint


Sometimes the lie is safer than the truth.

Fran made the biggest mistake of her life when she had an affair with Ben. Both families live in the village of Oakheart; their children are friends. Fran’s guilt shadows her days. But it’s no more than she deserves, or is it? At least she’s managed to protect her husband, Hector, from the harsh truth.

But for how long?

Tessa has left her troubles in the past and now has the perfect life. Ben might have his faults, but his life has not been easy. They need each other, and Tessa will do whatever it takes to eliminate any threats to her marriage.

Threats from women like Fran.

A cliff overlooks a disused chalk-pit. The locals call it High Heaven. It’s a place of secrets. And it’s where Oakheart newcomer Maria died. When Fran discovers a link between Maria and Ben, disturbing questions arise to which she has no way of knowing the answers.

Faced with an ultimatum from Tessa, time is running out for Fran. She’s scared, every minute of every day.

But where does the real danger lie?





Author Bio:

I live in Brighton with my husband and a tabby cat called Chester. After a career in public sector admin, most recently at the University of Brighton, it was time to stop dreaming about being a writer and actually do something about it! Fast forward to the present, and now I’m both traditionally published and self-published, with five women’s fiction novels under my own name, and five ‘cosy’ reads, writing as Zara Thorne. I’ve also published a book of short stories, most of which were previously published in The People’s Friend magazine. ‘The Wife’s Revenge’ is my first foray into the psychological suspense genre.








Monday, 21 October 2019

Darkest Hour by Rachel Churcher



Title: Darkest Hour
Series: Book 3 of the five-book Battle Ground series
Author: Rachel Churcher
Genre: YA Dystopia
Publication Date: 17th October 2019


Bex Ellman and Ketty Smith are fighting on opposite sides in a British civil war. Bex and her friends are in hiding, but when Ketty threatens her family, Bex learns that her safety is more fragile than she thought.

The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.





My Review:

In book one of the series, Battle Ground, we witnessed a sequence of events as experienced by Bex Ellman. Book two, False Flag, saw the same events but from Ketty Smith's point of view. This book follows on from those events and this time we get alternating chapters from Bex and Ketty.

I like the strong and loyal female characters that take the lead in the books. Whether rebel or army neither side has much control over their own life. Both girls are simply trying to do their best to protect their friends and/or accomplices and fight for their beliefs.

Darkest Hour is my favourite book so far, of this fascinating series, and I'm looking forward to reading the next instalment.




Author Bio:

Rachel Churcher was born between the last manned moon landing, and the first orbital Space Shuttle mission. She remembers watching the launch of STS-1, and falling in love with space flight, at the age of five. She fell in love with science fiction shortly after that, and in her teens she discovered dystopian fiction. In an effort to find out what she wanted to do with her life, she collected degrees and other qualifications in Geography, Science Fiction Studies, Architectural Technology, Childminding, and Writing for Radio.

She has worked as an editor on national and in-house magazines; as an IT trainer; and as a freelance writer and artist. She has renovated several properties, and has plenty of horror stories to tell about dangerous electrics and nightmare plumbers. She enjoys reading, travelling, stargazing, and eating good food with good friends – but nothing makes her as happy as writing fiction.

Her first published short story appeared in an anthology in 2014, and the Battle Ground series is her first long-form work. Rachel lives in East Anglia, in a house with a large library and a conservatory full of house plants. She would love to live on Mars, but only if she’s allowed to bring her books.









Saturday, 19 October 2019

Children of the Cursed by A. E. Stanfill



Title: Children of the Cursed
Author: A. E. Stanfill
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: 8/21/19
Publisher: Next Chapter Pub



In a kingdom in turmoil, people only care for riches and power. As a war breaks out between countries, a godly power is awakening.

Two boys train at the Academy to become Knights of Valor. Best friends, one is filled with light while the other leans towards darkness.

They both have the power to change the world - or destroy it - in their battle for what they believe is right.


Excerpt:

This was one of my favorite scenes to write. Began the book off with a bang.

      Alistair pulled off his helmet, his long blonde hair fell down his back. His blue eyes were filled with rage, aimed at Ballard. “If you do not move out of my way, I will be forced to move you,” Alistair hissed, this time his hand on the hilt of his sword.
      Ballard slyly grinned, “So you would be willing to do battle within these walls?”
      “If it means getting to see the King, then yes,” Alistair replied, standing tall and unwavering.
      Ballard unsheathed his blade, “If you refuse to back down, then have at thee.” His determination was just as unwavering as Alistair's.
      Alistair felt as though his hand had been forced, and he too unsheathed his blade. The two men were now set to do battle. Ballard was the first to strike with his blade, but Alistair parried the attack, “Not bad, Chamberlain. But now it is my turn,” he said, then lunged at Ballard.
      Ballard knocked the blade away without even trying, “Not bad yourself Knight, but you will have to do better than that if you want to best me,” he sheepishly grinned.
      The sound of steel clashing against steel could be heard all throughout the castle as the two men fought each other. Hearing the sounds echoing through out must have drawn the ire of King Edward, for he stormed out of the throne room, and unbeknownst to the two men he used his blade “Kings Defender” to knock Alistair and Ballard's swords from their hands, sending them both to the floor without trouble.       “What is the meaning of this? Fighting inside my castle walls is forbidden.”
      The King was infuriated with the both of them. “Tell me. Why would my first Knight and most trusted adviser be in my halls fighting like two fools,” he shouted at them both. “I want answers, or so help me I will have both of you locked up in the dungeon for months.” Instead of answering King Edward. Ballard made a big mistake by reaching for his sword and King Edward took notice by stepping on the blade, keeping the sword just out of reach, “Reach for your blade one more time Chamberlain, trusted or not I will cut off your hand,” the King yelled. “Now which of you are going to give me the answer I seek?”
      Alistair on one knee placed his arm across his chest and bowed before he spoke, “Your majesty. I have urgent news for you, but before I could deliver. The Chamberlain here refused to let me have an audience, and this is urgent and I did what I felt was right. Even if it meant fighting inside these walls. I do apologize, I should have thought this through.”
      Edward then looked over at Ballard, “Is this true, Chamberlain?”
      “It is my Lord,” Ballard answered.
      King Edward's anger was solely upon his Chamberlain now, “Why would you stop my First Knight from coming to see me? You know it is important whenever he rushes in like this.”
      “My Lord, you've been ill lately and do not need the stress. I was only thinking of you your majesty,” explained Ballard
      “You had no right,” the King responded. “As long as I am the King of Drasal, and have the aid of my blade, I refuse to be treated like an old frail man. I shall always be here for my knights and my people. Get out of my sight, Ballard!”
      “But your majesty-” the Chamberlain tried to speak but the King would have none of it.
      “I said to get out of my sight,” King Edward shouted again.
      The Chamberlain stood up and asked if he could have his sword back, of course, the King was not a heartless man and allowed him to take back his blade. But Ballard did not go far, instead, he hid out of sight and listened in on what King Edward and Alistair had to say to one another.
      “Go on Lord Alistair, tell of this news you speak of,” the King said, now in a much calmer state, but still as serious as ever.
      Alistair sheathed his sword and picked up his helmet. “The Dark Knights have returned and are on the move, your majesty.”
      Edward's face had now changed to a look of despair, “What? The Dark Knights have returned? You must be mistaken, Knight. That evil was laid to rest a lifetime ago.”
      “Yes, I remember my Lord. I was just a kid when you vanquished that evil with the King's Defender, and a handful of knights to aid you. But believe in my words, I have seen them with my own eyes. They have returned and are not far from here, my Lord,” said Alistair.
      King Edward held tightly onto the hilt of his blade, “If that is the case, then I shall ride out with you and vanquish that evil once more.”
      “King Edward, you musn't. You are ill! And who knows what could happen out there. Your people need you now more than ever. If you would, please allow me to take some more men and go out to scout, and see what they are up to that is. At least allow me that before you get involved, my King. Please. I beg of you,” Alistair pleaded.
      Edward was reluctant but agreed to do as Alistair had wished, “Okay, Alistair. I will do as you wish and allow you to take a few extra men out with you, under one condition.”
      “Of course.” He bowed. “Name your condition.”
      “You take only a few men, and some from the Academy as well. And under no circumstances do you engage the Dark Knights. Understood,” King Edward explained.
      “I understand your majesty. I shall do as you ask,” replied Alistair.
      “Then go now Knight Of Valor, and assemble your team. I shall be awaiting your return, may the gods watch over you,” King Edward said.
      Alistair crossed his arm over his chest and bowed to the King, “I shall take my leave now, your majesty. And thank you for placing your trust in me once more.”
      King Edward stood there for a moment, mumbling a few words under his breath before turning and walking back into the throne room. However, there lurking in the shadows was the King's Chamberlain, and he heard every word that was said. “So the Dark Knights have returned from the ashes, that must mean “the dark powers” are up for grabs again. And all the mythical blades powers must have been resurrected as well. Which would explain why the King took us down so easily while being so frail.
      “This could be good for me,” Ballard whispered, before disappearing back into the shadows.



About the Author:

I am the author of Albert: Killer In The Woods and many more. I love to write horror novels and short stories as well. I live in Powell Wyoming with my fiancee and two kids.












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Friday, 18 October 2019

The Technology of Doing Creating & Being by Monika Moss-Gransberry



Title: The Technology of Doing Creating & Being
Author: Monika Moss-Gransberry
Genre: Self-Help / Personal Development / Transformation
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Keys for Life Publishing


Engineering the Transformation of Your Life Using Self-Mastery as the Spiritual Blueprint


This book is intended to help you make your vision real faster by supporting you to develop the skill in using the technologies of doing, creating and being, to move you more rapidly towards self-mastery and allows you to create your ideal life style, do your ideal work, and be happy healthy and whole. Monika shares nine spiritual technologies and how to begin to use them to manifest what you want in your life right now as practice to be able to consistently manifest what you want, all in service of your own personal self-mastery. #selfmasteryissexy





About the Author:

Monika Moss-Gransberry is an extraordinary visionary and the designer of Life Mapping, a manifestation practice, supporting people all over the world in mapping the life they have always dreamed of living. Like many of us, she has been on her own journey to wholeness, during which she says in 1987 “the Life Mapping process was revealed to her.” In 1996, she began to share this process through workshops and seminars. In 2007, she authored the book, Life Mapping: A Journey of Self Discovery and Path Finding, in which she shares this process in a workbook style format so the reader can map their own life and begin the process of transforming their reality. And in 2017, her newest book was published, The Technology of Doing Creating & Being.

Her business career spanning over 30 years, Monika has dedicated her talents to transforming organizations and building the capacity of the individuals in them as a coach and consultant in the company she founded, MKM Management Consulting. As a coach, Monika is a trusted thinking partner, intervener holding space for entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives and corporate leaders assess their situations, expand their thinking, and explore options. She partners with them in creating integrated strategies to address the complexity of the challenges they face be they external or internal, personal or professional.

She credits The Gestalt Organizational Systems Development Center with supporting her own self-mastery and helping her to hone her talents and skills. In 2017, Monika was awarded the prestigious Gestalt OSD Center Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a certified Gestalt OSD Practitioner and serves on the faculty of the Gestalt OSD Center. Monika also serves as a senior coach and trainer for Move the Crowd and serves on the faculty of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative, Cleveland & National programs. She has taught at several universities and is a regular presenter and trainer at regional and national conferences.

Monika’s publishing credits also include contributing author to Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders, regular columnist for the COSE Mind Your Business blog and newsletter and guest blogger with Move the Crowd. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Howard University and Columbia University, respectively, is a member of Leadership Cleveland, and involved with numerous community and civic organizations.




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Thursday, 17 October 2019

The Famished Trilogy Box Set by Annie Walls


Series: The Famished Trilogy
Author: Annie Walls
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Annie Walls
Number of Pages: 942
Word Count: 314,000
Formats available: All
Cover Artist: Annie Walls



After surviving four years alone, Kansas Moore ventures from her refuge to uncover mankind resumes without her. Upon encountering Rudy Hawthorne, she plunges into a new world deep with secrecy, deception, and manipulation.

Kansas struggles to preserve her humanity from distorting and fading like that of society around her. Not only does she fight the undead, she battles for the resistance. Answers prove dangerous to seek as everything is not what it seems.

As Kan accepts comforts in new friendships and love, she soon realizes civilization isn’t the only thing worth fighting for.

In an exhilarating plot thick with twists and turns, The Famished Trilogy propels you through a unique journey that’s emotional as much as it is gripping. Nothing will prepare you for the ride.






Taking on the Dead

Series: The Famished Trilogy - Book One
Publication Date: September 2012
Number of Pages: 310
Word Count: 107,000
ISBN: 1478276258 (ISBN-13: 978-1478276258)
ASIN: B009EB4YDU


Life for Kansas was perfect until the day the world changed. She has been hiding out for four years in solitude. It’s the only way to survive. The only way not to draw zombies. Helping a small group of people, she learns the new world might not be what she assumes.

Venturing out of her refuge and comfort zone, she meets Rudy, who helps her find a greater purpose. She realizes the world has moved on without her. Only it’s not what she expects. Her knowledge of the living dead grows and only makes her more curious as humanity continues to hang on by a thread.

While on her search for answers she finds comfort in new friendships and love, but her past seems as if it will haunt her forever. Kansas takes it upon herself to help other survivors, which would be easy if the famished were the only obstacles. In a post apocalyptic romance trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is emotional as much as it is horrifyingly gripping.

*Not intended for a young audience. Mature content.*


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Excerpt from Taking on the Dead:

Some people say you can’t change overnight. I’m sure this is true, most of the time. In my case, I changed within seconds, never to be the same. Within those seconds, most people in the world changed, just not in the way I did.

I’ll never forget my first zombie. Malachi and I wandered the small carnival as the sun set. The glowing lights of the spinning rides replaced the fading sunlight, and the smell of funnel cake wafted in the air. I could still feel Malachi on my skin. It wasn’t surprising since we had a spontaneous tryst in the parking lot. At twenty, we had our whole lives ahead of us.

I remember grabbing his hand, my mind still with him in his car. Radiating affection, he looked at me, our shared secret reflected in his big, brown eyes, his messy brown hair glinting auburn from the sparkling lights all around. He dressed like he always did, wearing whatever was comfortable—a yellow Nashville Predators t-shirt and denim shorts. All his life, he played hockey, from peewee to amateur. He loved the game and continued to play as an adult.

Thrilling sounds of the carnival carried on the wind. I complained about how much we paid for the all-you-can-ride bracelets. There were only a few rides to enjoy, but the carnival charged too much. Some people paid an arm and a leg. The carnival was overflowing with people scurrying about the massive Ferris wheel and Tilt-a-Whirl. Children laughed and chased each other with innocent, painted faces—dancing, and skipping along with the fair music.

Malachi struck a beeline to a cotton candy booth. After the purchase, he stuffed a big piece of pink fluff in my mouth. I can still taste the sticky sweetness melting on my tongue. Although he did it provocatively, it wasn’t until later I grasped his motivation, which was to keep me from complaining. He was subtle that way.

Sometime later, we got off the Ferris wheel, both heated, clinging to each other and ready for another tryst, when we went off the beaten path to use the foul port-a-potties.

When I think about it now, I know the outbreak began early in the day. We had passed several wrecks, heard many helicopters and sirens and saw a few zombies, but we were too wrapped up in ourselves to notice. I blame it on being in love, but I swear if I saw a person walking down the street covered in blood or eating someone, I would’ve paid attention. Maybe.

We did when we saw a zombie attacking a frizzy, red-haired woman next to an old, rusted bike rack.

Only, we didn’t know it was a zombie. The woman’s shrill screams were like something from a horror flick. My blood curdled when a man bit into the woman’s forearm. Blood leaked down her arm and dress. Her shriek pierced my soul.

Malachi pushed the man off, trying to be a hero.

“Kansas, call 911,” he screamed, whirling to help the woman. I trembled, pulling out my cell phone and dialing, only to hear a busy signal.

When the man regained his stature, I caught sight of him. He looked crazed, his eyes were bloodshot, and the front of his thigh gone. Muscle tissue hung from the stark white bone. Blood covered his face, neck, and clothing—some kind of uniform—USPS which was weird and out of place on a Sunday. His stare drifted to Malachi. A ferocious growl came from his mouth before it clamped onto Malachi’s shoulder. Malachi’s face twisted in pain, but he still hit the jaw of the man, loosening the grip of the bite. Blood dripped down Malachi’s arm, dropping from his fingers onto the concrete. I swear I could hear the little splatters.

A scream erupted from my throat, freezing me to the spot. My trembles changed to full-on shakes while Malachi grappled with the mailman who, in my mind, had obviously eaten bath salts. The shouts from the carnival no longer sounded like amusement park screams. I saw a kid, no older than eleven or twelve, limping toward me. His dirty blond hair dangled in front of his eyes. One of his feet bent awkwardly. Blood disguised his face, neck, shirt, and hands from being recognized as human.

Something serious was going down. Malachi was still fighting off the hyped-up mailman. I was in some kind of shock but told myself to get a grip.

My insides hardened as time slowed and narrowed my idealistic world into a vast tunnel. I clenched my fists to keep them from shak‐ ing. That’s when I saw the bell. Over the bushes in the next section of the park, the “High Striker” game—the one with the hammer to strike and ring the bell—was lit with the colors of the rainbow, flashing trails up and down the length of the game. I ran straight through the bushes to find the game deserted. Plush bunnies still waited to go home with a lucky ringer. I found what I wanted—the sledgehammer.

The bushes scratched against my legs as I jumped through them to find more crazy people closing in on Malachi. Ice seemed to spread through me.

“Malachi! We have to go. Now,” I yelled, surprised to hear my voice clear and composed. He looked pale.

Gripping the sledgehammer like a baseball bat, I hit the mailman in the head. Malachi grunted as he kicked and shoved more people out of his way.

I bashed as many as I could. Most went still twitching and moaning. The mailman crawled toward us, his head bent at an odd angle. My stomach convulsed, but I swallowed the extra saliva as I slung the hammer to finish the job. His head split wide open, spilling things onto the sidewalk that should never be seen.

I glanced at Malachi to find him looking at me as if he didn’t know me. With my free hand, I grabbed him and we ran. I tripped on my cute wedge sandals, cursing myself for being vain enough to wear them. He helped me up, and we continued running around game booths. I clung to the sledgehammer like a lifeline, taking in the horrid sights before us.

A child ripped into water bags in a booth, devouring the little fish inside, all the while the man running the booth feasted on another person. The taste of sweet acidic bile came into my throat. The carnival had become a scene of macabre lights, blood, and screams. People were getting attacked and eaten alive all around us. Kids with face paint eating their parents. The parents screaming for help. Panic filling their brains when they noticed it wasn’t just them, unable to comprehend what was happening, as if they would wake from this nightmare. Fear dawned in their eyes as they realized they wouldn’t wake. This was real.

I stopped to help a woman and her baby, only to see her tearing into its tiny body. Gore splattered the baby’s stroller. When its little cries ceased, the lady looked up with baby bits stuck to her nose and chin. Malachi grabbed me, spun me away to protect me from the unbelievable scene, but it was too late. The lights blurred with the tears filling my eyes, only to stain my cheeks as we ran. The carnival music seemed to slow to a drone and skip beats.

Malachi never made it home.

Yes, you can change overnight. In seconds, and no, you never forget your first zombie. Mine wore a USPS uniform. He killed Malachi.

No, I killed Malachi.





Controlling the Dead

Series: The Famished Trilogy - Book Two
Publication Date: November 2014
Number of Pages: 280
Word Count: 95,000
ISBN: 149361472X (ISBN-13: 978-1493614721)
ASIN: B00G8JB1FU


With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished.

The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning.

When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice.

As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is as emotional as it is horrifyingly gripping.

*For Mature Audience*

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Living with the Dead

Series: The Famished Trilogy - Book Three
Publication Date: July 20, 2019
Number of Pages: 370
Word Count: 112,000
ISBN: 1085805409 (ISBN-13: 978-1085805407)
ASIN: B07VGZ1L76


For five years, life is strenuous for Kansas Moore as she travels with her team and saves more people from the clutches of the revolutionists. On the downtime, they construct and enlist for their own cause.

When the general assigns her to search for Mago, she turns to the team and what they find overturns everything they've learned so far.

In this dramatic conclusion of The Famished Trilogy, things are not what they seem and comfortable living is far from reach.

*This book contains graphic violence, intense language, sexual situations, drug use, and is intended for a mature audience.*


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About the Author:

Annie Walls is an author of dark and urban fantasy. She resides on the Tennessee countryside with her husband, son, and bulldog. Far, far away from society. She’s a romantic and misanthropist. When she is not writing, she is reading.















Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Tangled Roots by Denise D. Young



Title: Tangled Roots
Series: Tangled Magic #1
Author: Denise D. Young
Genre: NA / Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: 14th May 2019


A beautiful witch lost in time. A brooding farm boy with magic in his blood and a chip on his shoulder. Dark secrets and shadowy magic. Paranormal romance with a time slip awaits in the first book of this new series.


Cassie Gearhart casts a spell in the forest in the summer of 1974. The next thing she knows, she wakes up to find the world irrevocably changed.

It’s 2019, for one thing. For another, all of her coven members have vanished, leaving behind only one man who holds the key to their secrets.

Nick Felson has sworn off magic, until a confused Cassie knocks on his door in the middle of the night, somehow missing forty-five years’ worth of time. But Nick knows falling for the captivating witch means letting magic back into his life—and that’s one line he swore he’d never cross.

Can Cassie unravel the mystery that transported her decades into the future? And can Nick resist the powerful magic and heart-pounding passion that swirl in the air whenever he and Cassie are together?

The Tangled Magic Series is intended for readers 18-plus who enjoy fast-paced reads, wild and witchy magic, swoon-worthy kisses, and small-town charm. The series is best read in order.


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My Review:

I enjoyed this first book of a new paranormal series, and am already looking forward to the next book.

Cassie is a witch who escaped her unsupportive family and found a coven who treated her as one of their own. When she hears her brother is close to finding her she casts a spell and makes a deal, which ends with her sleeping inside a tree for forty-five years.

Nick is also a witch, but as the only survivor of a disaster that wiped out his coven, he's turned his back on magic and is about to leave his family home and start anew. That is until Cassie is released from the spell and comes knocking on his door.

Can Cassie persuade Nick to stay and help her figure out why she's here now, and what really happened to Nicks coven? Read the book to find out!

The relationship between the two main characters seemed a bit rushed, but all in all, this was a quick-paced, easy read with engaging characters and plenty of intrigue.




Author Bio:

Equal parts bookworm, flower child, and eclectic witch, Denise D. Young writes fantasy and paranormal romance featuring witches, magic, faeries, and the occasional shifter.

Whatever the flavor of the magic, it’s always served with a brisk cup of tea–and the promise of romance varying from sweet to sensual.

She lives with her husband and their animals in the mountains of Virginia, where small towns and tall trees inspire her stories. She reads tarot cards, collects crystals, gazes at stars, and believes magic is the answer (no matter what the question was).

If you’ve ever hoped to find a book of spells in a dusty attic, if you suspect every misty forest contains a hidden portal to another realm, or if you don’t mind a little darkness before your happily-ever-after, her books might be just the thing you’ve been waiting for.











Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Shadow Prophet by Andrea Pearson


Title: Shadow Prophet
Series: Midnight Chronicles #1
Author: Andrea Pearson
Genre: Fantasy Romance / Urban Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Release Date: 15 October 2019


Special release day price of 99 cent and special download bonuses!

Shadow Prophet is the first book in Andrea Pearson’s new Midnight Chronicles series. It’s only 99 cents for a limited time. And as a way to celebrate this new release Andrea Pearson has some special download bonuses that you’ll receive for free if you buy a copy of the book. All the information about the download bonuses can be found in the book.



Bound to destroy the woman he loves...

Abel hasn’t seen Lizzie in at least seven years, and his experiences since then have changed him significantly. He’s sure he’s moved past his earlier crush, that he’s immune to her carefree and bubbly personality, but the moment his eyes land on her, he knows he’s still in love.

Instead of a joyful reunion, though, he only suffers agony at being in her presence again.

Because he’s being blackmailed into murdering her.

And there’s no way out. The Shadow Prophet has vowed to kill everyone Abel holds dear if he doesn’t complete the job. Abel has tried everything he can think of to break the contract, but nothing has worked, and he has nowhere else to turn.

Complicating things further, he gets recruited by a second client to help Lizzie achieve an impossible mission. One where they must work closely together while hunting immortal demons. One that will either destroy him or force him to kill her before he’s found a way out—before he’s ready to do it.

But how can a man ever be ready to murder the woman he loves?


If you enjoy high-stakes fantasy action, romance with a hint of angst, and fast-moving paranormal stories, you’ll love
Shadow Prophet, book one in an addictive fantasy series. Grab your copy now!


Excerpt:

      I refused to look in her eyes as I pulled the knife from her now-still heart and wiped the blade, her blood staining the fresh white cloth I’d brought just for this purpose.
      She hadn’t struggled.
      None of them had yet, though I wasn’t sure why.
      My heart thudded dully against my ribs, making me choke on unwanted emotions. I wouldn’t allow myself to think, to feel. Not yet.
      Before her magical powers could flow away, I removed a vial from my backpack, holding it against her temple and chanting words I’d memorized months earlier.
      A silver-blue, steam-like gas flowed through her skin like smoke from dry ice. With gentle waves of my other hand, I encouraged it to enter the vial, then put the cap on and very carefully tucked it back into its protected pouch for later retrieval.
      Five down.
      Two to go.
      The last two would be the hardest.
      I still couldn’t believe I’d ever done the first.
      Finally, with my jaw clenched, I looked at her face, so stricken now in death. It had been happy, excited even when she’d granted me access to her apartment. I reached over and closed her eyelids, hating that I was the last thing she’d seen.
      I’m so sorry. I cleared my throat and shook my head. Plead my case when you get there. I hope you’ll understand.
      I took a shuddering breath before lurching to my feet and stumbling away from the body.
      No one would miss her, not for a very long time, regardless of how powerful she was or how well known or loved.
      He had seen to all those details a long time ago.
      I made sure my things were packed away before pulling my phone from my pocket and sending a quick text to the number I’d saved in my device a few days earlier.
      It’s ready.




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Disappearances at a popular national park...
Monsters from another dimension...
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About the Author:

Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from BYU with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels and novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her husband and children is where she's happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.





To celebrate the release of Shadow prophet Andrea Pearson is running a big giveaway. There will 9 winners!

  • 1 winner will win the Grand Prize which contains 22 of Andrea Pearson’s books in print.
  • 5 winners will win a copy of The Glimpses CD
  • 3 winners will win a $5 digital gift card to Amazon.com or through PayPal/Venmo
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All details about the giveaway can be found there as well.



This is my stop during the book blitz for Shadow Prophet by Andrea Pearson.
I hope you enjoyed reading.


The book blitz runs from 15 till 19 October.


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Monday, 14 October 2019

50 Dinosaur Tales by Sabrina Ricci



Title: 50 Dinosaur Tales: And 108 More Discoveries From the Golden Age of Dinos
Author: Sabrina Ricci
Genre: Short Stories
Target Audience: Family friendly, and great for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages.
Publication Date: 8th October 2019




"Gualicho takes a bite out of the ornithopod’s back as it runs away from her, causing it to stumble and fall. She jumps on top of the body and rips open its neck with her teeth. The ornithopod becomes still and limp.

Satisfied, Gualicho begins to feast. But, after only two bites, she senses something is wrong. She lifts her head and sees a Mapusaurus making its way toward her."


About 50 Dinosaur Tales

Blending fiction with fact, 50 Dinosaur Tales imagines the way 50 newly described dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous lived in their natural habitats.

Also included is a list of fun facts for each dinosaur story, and facts about 108 additional dinosaurs.

If you want to hear more about new dinosaurs as soon as they are discovered, listen to the weekly podcast I Know Dino.



Excerpt:

50 Dinosaur Tales imagines the way 50 newly described dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous lived in their natural habitats. I’ve learned a lot the past five years producing a weekly dinosaur podcast with my husband Garret, at iknowdino.com, and had a great time writing short stories about some of the most recently discovered dinosaurs based on what paleontologists know about them.

Below is an excerpt from the book—the story of Murusraptor barrosaensis, a carnivorous dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous.

      Something sweet fills the air. Sweet…and pungent. Intrigued, Murusraptor barrosaensis follows the scent until he spots her, an irresistible Murusraptor.
       Murusraptor is not yet fully grown, but at 21 ft (6.5 m) long, he’s far from a baby. He decides to try his luck and approaches the female with the tantalizing smell. He puffs out his chest and walks in front of her, trying to appear as large as possible. He even strains his neck to make his snout look longer. She’s not impressed and turns away.
       Murusraptor tries again. This time when he walks by, he opens his mouth wide and lets out a loud roar for good measure.
      She doesn’t acknowledge him, but she doesn’t turn away either.
       Murusraptor walks in a wide circle around her, contemplating what to do next. Before he has a chance to make another move, a larger male appears.
       Murusraptor takes a defensive stance and waits for the larger male to take action. The larger male looks over Murusraptor, and then growls, daring Murusraptor to come closer.
       Murusraptor hesitates for a moment. Then the wind shifts, and he gets a full whiff of the female. He stops thinking and runs at the other male as fast as he can. With his hollow bones, he is surprisingly lightweight for his size and can move quickly.
      But the other male is prepared and greets Murusraptor with his jaws open wide. Murusraptor sees the mouth full of teeth and hesitates at just the wrong second. He loses some of his momentum and nearly stumbles into the other male. Seizing the opportunity, the other male bites down into Murusraptor’s head.
       Murusraptor is fast enough to dart away before the jaws pierce him too deeply, but the injury leaves him woozy. He takes a few unsteady steps.
      The other male charges at Murusraptor, butting his head into Murusraptor’s ribs, breaking a few. Murusraptor howls in pain. From the corner of his eye, he can see that the female has lost interest and is walking away.
       Murusraptor thrashes at the other male with his large claws. Now it’s about survival. He manages to leave some marks but nothing too serious. Mostly he just angers the other male, who opens his mouth again for another attack.
       Murusraptor ducks just as the other male snaps at him, causing his opponent to lose balance. Murusraptor takes advantage of his opponent’s mistake and starts to run as fast as he can. His head aches, but he can’t worry about that now—not until he is safe.
      He runs for a while until his head starts to hurt so much that his steps become wobbly. He stops. No one is behind him, so the other male must have lost interest as soon as he realized the female was gone.
       Murusraptor shakes his head in an attempt to lessen the pain, but it only gets worse.
      In between a few trees is a small clearing. Murusraptor decides to rest there. He falls onto the ground and lies on his right side, panting from all the energy he just spent.

Facts

  • Murusraptor barrosaensis was a megaraptorid that lived in the Late Cretaceous in what is now Argentina.
  • Murusraptor looked a lot like Allosaurus, but it is more derived and a little smaller.
  • Murusraptor was originally found in 2000, but it took a few years to excavate the specimen because it was in the base of a nearly vertical cliff.
  • The genus name Murusraptor means “wall thief.” The word “murus” refers to the fact that the dinosaur was found in the wall of a canyon.
  • The species name barrosaensis is in honor of Sierra Barrosa, where the fossils were collected.

Find out more in the I Know Dino podcast, episode 88, “Baryonyx.”





Author Bio:

Sabrina is a writer and podcaster. She loves nerdy things, like technical specs and dinosaurs, especially sauropods. When she’s not writing, she’s podcasting with her husband at I Know Dino (iknowdino.com), a weekly show about dinosaurs.












Saturday, 12 October 2019

Carved in Bone by Michael Nava



Title: Carved in Bone
Series: A Henry Rios Mysteries Book
Author: Michael Nava
Genre: Mystery. Legal.
Publication Date: 1st October 2019




A new mystery by six-time Lambda Literary award winner, Michael Nava. Set in San Francisco in 1984, Henry Rios, a gay criminal defense lawyer,  is fresh out of rehab and trying to put his life back together. He's hired by an insurance company to investigate the apparently accidental death by carbon monoxide poisoning of Bill Ryan in the Castro Street apartment he shared with his lover, who survived. As he delves into Bill Ryan's life, Rios becomes convinced Ryan’s death was no accident, and that his young lover is implicated. Meanwhile, the tsunami of AIDS is bearing down on San Francisco’s gay community.







Author Bio:

Michael Nava is the six-time Lambda Literary Award author of the Henry Rios novels and recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBTQ Literature. The New York Times praised him as “one of our best” crime fiction writers. The New Yorker called Henry Rios “a detective unlike any other previous protagonist in American noir.” Carved In Bone is the first Henry Rios novel in 20 years. Says novelist David Ebershoff (The Danish Girl) Carved In Bone is “rich, haunting and deeply engaged with the world.”