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Friday, February 28, 2014

*COVER REVEAL by Patricia D. Eddy*

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Title: By the Fates, Fought
Author: Patricia D. Eddy
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Audience: 18+
Formats: eBook
Publisher: Patricia D. Eddy
Cover By: Ravven
Editor: Clare C. Marshall
Pages: 400 pages estimated.
Date to be published: 18 March, 2014
 
 
 
 












 
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Spring in Gralvein brings Ealasaid peace. Six months to the day Raven found her shackled and tortured in the devil's lair, their public handfasting is the happiest day of her life. But a storm is coming. Devils join King Eideard's Guarda and watch Ealasaid constantly. Faolan's spies report Lobhdain is plotting. What is this mystical artifact he searches for?
When the devils attack and one of their allies disappears, Raven and Ealasaid fear they will never be safe. Can they manage a daring rescue? Or will Ealasaid lose everything she holds dear?
By the Fates, Fought is the second novel in the By the Fates trilogy. It contains several disturbing scenes, including brief descriptions of rape and torture and is meant for mature audiences. It ends on a cliffhanger. By the Fates, Fulfilled will be released in Fall of 2014.
 
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clip_image006Patricia D. Eddy has been a writer all of her life. She used to sit at her parents' kitchen counter at an Apple IIe typing out short stories. She even wrote a few on their old typewriter. But it wasn't until NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2011 that she ever came close to finishing a story she started.
Once that dam broke, the flood waters never receded. Patricia sits down to write every evening after dinner and quite often sees midnight come and go before she heads to bed. She doesn't sleep much. But she wouldn't have it any other way.
In her spare (HA!) time she runs, bikes, swims, yogas, pilates-es, reads, and is terribly addicted to Doctor Who and Sherlock. Apparently she has a thing for quirky British men.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

*COVER REVEAL by LaVerne Thompson*

Title: Journey of the Princess of Ice
Author: LaVerne Thompson
Series: The Elementals 
Genre: New Adult/ Fantasy/ Graphic Novel
Publisher: Isisindc Publishing, LLC
Release Date: TBA 
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What happens when fire meets ice?

Ice had traveled the realms for centuries searching for the ice elementals, others of her kind but she was alone always alone. Never staying one place for long because sooner or later her mere presence caused the temperature of the land to drop to a killing freeze. Until she found the one place her powers had no effect. And perhaps the one being who could counter her freeze.
Running from a destiny not of his own choosing, Arch finally found the one person who could make him stop running. But Ice must never learn the truth. A fire demon destroyed her world and he was his father’s son.


LaVerne Thompson is the mother of two college age kids, so weird to read that. A wife, a former intellectual property attorney, a multi-published best-selling author of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances and avid reader of same. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult contemporary under Ursula Sinclair.

Her stories are available from Amazon, All Romance E-books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords as well as her publishers. Visit her at http://lavernethompson.com to learn more.

Monday, February 24, 2014

*COVER REVEAL by RAINY KAYE*

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Title:  Summoned
Author: Rainy Kaye
Genre: Paranormal
Audience:  18+
Formats: Kindle
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Cover By: Kris Wagner
Model: Adam Jakubowski Photographer: Marcin Rychły
Editor: Natasha Larry, Rebecca Hamilton, Arlene Nicholson
Expected Date of Publishing: Feb 24th, 2014
 

 
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Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.
Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

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clip_image003Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at http://www.rainyofthedark.com and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.

When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/rainyofthedark).
She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Deathly Roses by Melina Turner




Author Name and or Pen Name: Melina Turner
Author Bio: Hi I’m Mel aka Melina Turner, I’m an international award-winning poet and live in Australia in a little town called Gympie. I began my writing at an extremely young age starting in primary school in year 3 when I heard about Write4Fun, a school international writing competition. My first piece was called “Wild Brumbies” published in 2003 when I was in year 3. I soon after moved from Nambour to Gympie an hour away, where I was influenced by an amazing English teacher to continue writing. In 2005 when I was in year 5 I was awarded “honoured writer” for my poetry in which I continued and still do. In 2013 I was awarded, “Best Poet of 2012” and put into a poetry book that is now in the library of Congress.
After I began poetry I soon wanted to branch out thus starting “The Deathly-Roses Volume 1” a flash fiction narrative-prose piece, original and first of its kind, to be published 2013. I then gapped it out and wrote Volume 2 in 2007 to be published at the end of 2013; the third to be written in 2013 and publish 2014. My goal with these books (TDR Volumes) was to make it short and poetic-like to gain non-readers interest and I believe I have done that. As of 2012, I slowly branched out and started helping co-author for Timothy Mitchell Films, helping with scripts for movies.
As of now I am beginning to write my first finished novel ever and working at my business as an editor and promoter for independent authors.
As of now I will be finishing my novels and aiming for traditional publishing.

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What am I writing at the moment you may as…well the answer is simple three pieces and each has its own personal signature. As The Past plays to the Present is my first YA Teen Romance about a past that replays to the present. As Black a teen born into one of the richest families ever struggles to survive from her father, who stalks her for the very riches he murder her mother for…Will most definitely finish rewriting this piece this year.
The second book is a collaboration with a new author called Bill Jensen it will be a book on a collection of comedy shorts that both will make you laugh, shock you and might even find it offensive but there are so many different comedy types to choose from that we will cover most of them; from aussie humour on the drop bears to a girl tying herself up to a very long rope and flying like a kite (pretending to be an army plane mind you) and another which will really offend which I wont mention just yet ;) This won’t be finished for a while so the wait must continue.
And lucky last Deodora Daggers, the first novel ever in The Deathly-Roses Books which will introduce a new character and how she came to be and how she managed to be in The Deathly-Roses Volumes. This piece surprisingly will not be YA as The Deathly-Roses Volumes are but Adult content. It will be published hopefully next year before The Deathly-Roses Volume 3.
A small blurb of Author’s book:
The Deathly-Roses Volume 1
“I had scratches and scars all over me but they were slowly disappearing, which was great and would let my beauty settle in. I looked at myself in the mirror focussing on different parts of my face. Something was different. Was it my full lips? The cleaned face? Mo, it wasn’t. It was my eye colour it had changed…”
Meet Wisty, a teenager forced by her family to bond to the richest, in Acrelain. But dire punishments, have given her something she never believed was true… Join Wisty as she sets off on her journey between good and evil to find the very truths…that could break her or make her stronger.



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Review Of “The Deathly-Roses” (volume 1 and 2)
There is an honest voice in Turner’s writing evident in “The Deathly Rose”. Turner writes with wit and manages to keep the reader engaged over the course of the two volumes. The end with bonus volume 3 sneak peak (which could even serve as a prologue for volume 2) reminds me of the ending of ‘Mad Max’, in the sense that the character has slowly sunken to the depths of insanity the she now is ready to extract more violent horrors. Some descriptions are a little had to visualize, but I guess that’s part of its poetic beauty. The first person narration voice isn’t narrating character’s name in third person in the same chapter. Still, it’s only a small thing which readers will choose to ignore because of its engaging content. Definitely get into this series. Well craft and very well devised. 4 out of 5. ~Timothy David Mitchell (moviemaker of “The Waiting game”)
Melina turner’s “The Deathly-Roses” Volume 1, is a refreshing story well written story, with an excellent array of supernatural thought provoking concepts. The characters both serve as well written portrayals of angels, corrupt business tycoons and tragic misunderstood victims each with their own complex back stories and agendas. At the heart of the characters is the character of Wisty. A tortured young girl, drugged and forced to serve under a corrupted rich family and forced to marry a stranger against her will. Melina Turner does a great job at bringing the character of Wisty to life, as the feeling of sadness on Wisty is ultimately reflected upon the reader as well as the strength and courage Wisty gains upon learning of real purpose in life and her love and affection with the character of Iriami, a mysterious stranger who shows sympathy towards Wisty. The story as a whole is edgy and well-driven; with a sense of humour in various areas. All in all a very well written story and I cannot wait for the next installments in this exceptional series ~Robert Church


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You can buy The Deathly-Roses Volume 1 at this link http://smarturl.it/DeathlyRoses but hurry The Deathly-Roses Volume 2 releases June 9th

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

**COVER REVEAL for KAREN SWART**

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Title: Kasadya Hellhound Defined
Series: Kasadya, #4
Author: Karen Swart
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult 14 years and up
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Self Published
Cover by: Melody Simmons
Expected Publishing Date: 10 March. 2014






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Kasadya: Hellhound Defined (Book #4 of the Kasadya Series)


For centuries his only reason for existence was to destroy evil.  But when he finally found his mate, that all changed for the deadly Chax De Luca. When the hellhound Kasadya captured his heart, he surrended it to her, thinking he’d finally found what he’d been looking for. Little did he know that his mate would sacrifice herself to save them all.

His fury is legend. His wrath, merciless. His love for his mate, undeniable. He’s going to hell to retrieve his heart, and if that means that he must destroy hell itself, then so be it.

Kasadya awakes to a world in peril, her mate forever changed, and a war filled with evil creatures intending to enter Earth’s realm and destroy all that she holds dear. Can she complete her divinity in time to save her loved ones and mankind? Will she have to choose? Or will all be lost in the final battle?

The final battle is here, and with it, secrets are revealed and worlds are changed forever.

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Karen lives in a small town in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. She shares her live with her husband, two sons and daughter. If she isn't reading she is writing.

Her preferred genres are Paranormal and Urban fantasy. Karen specializes in payroll and HRIS systems analysis and development. At the age of 21 Karen's professional success reached its highest platform, an outstanding achievement at such a young age.









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Saturday, February 15, 2014

**BLOG TOUR for KIM CARMICHEAL**



Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. 

A Southern California native, Kim's contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful settings in the world.

With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running and finally admitted handbags were an investment.

Kim is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty chapters.  A multi-published author, Kim's books can be found on Amazon as well as Barnes & Nobel.  From alcohol to makeup to infrared cameras and even scientific lasers studying the atmosphere, Kim has worked in some aspect of sales and marketing for over twenty years.

When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

*Hands On Me – Keith Publications – 9/12 – Part of the Tramp Stamp Line
*Closure – Hot Ink Press – 11/12 - Explores a second chance at a first love.
*Eternity – Keith Publications – 1/13 - My fallen cupid story.
*The Promise – Hot Ink Press – 2/13 - My sexy demon story.
*Interchangeable – Decadent Publications – 7/13 - Part of Decadent's 1Night Stand Line.  Explores a M/F/M love story.
*Permanent – Book One of the Indelibly Marked Series – 10/13. Permanent was chosen as a finalist in the Assent Publishing Great Romance Contest.
*Trifecta – Hot Ink Press – 12/13 – M/F/M – A traditional romance that just happens to have three people.

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A Traditional Romance That Just Happens to Have Three People

Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom.

After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends.

From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason's adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He's intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life.

Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence.

Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.

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You’re plan isn’t working. All we’ve done is piss her off.” Russell stepped in front of him, jaw set, fist struggling not to clench.

“We've just started and she’s jet lagged.”

“From a sixty minute flight from San Francisco?” Russell grabbed his sleeve. “You said we all had the latent desire to be together, I’m beginning to think you don’t know what latent means.”

“It means dormant, existing as potential, and that’s exactly what we do have.” Though he wanted to flaunt his psychology minor at his best friend, a flash of orange stung the corner of his eye. Like venom, the color seeped into his retinas, taking hold of him and rendering him motionless.

“What do we do now?” Russell waved his hand in front of his face.

His eyes remained affixed on the living Jack ‘o Lantern. If the woman had a green stalk coming out of her head the picture would be complete.

“Jason?” Russell looked behind him and turned back, his fist closing at last. “Let’s get out of here.”

“No, we can’t after we dragged Laurie here.” Caught in a stare, his voice lacked any backbone. He watched the bitch pick up a glass of champagne and nod. She nodded, damn it.

“Speaking of Lauren.” Russell stepped to one side, blocking his view of the woman who destroyed his life.

With the spell broken, Jason blinked and got his mind back to the present. “If you stick to the plan the three of us will be a couple by morning.” He conjured a smile at the image. "Actually in our case it would be a trouple."
He backed away, glancing around the bedroom, taking in the unmade bed, the pile of towels in the corner, and a knit cap on Mr. Robot. The moment his back hit the doorjamb he spun around and ran toward the kitchen. "Lauren!"

"Laurie!" Jason came charging in from the other entrance.

"Where is she?" Russell raised his arms. The last time he saw her she said she was going into the kitchen with her laptop under her arm. They couldn't have misplaced her as well.

Jason shrugged his shoulders. "I need to talk to her."

"I get her first." Her laptop was on the table, but she wasn't there.

"That was last night." Jason crossed his arms.

"Lauren!" Russell yelled again. They had to resolve some things right now, or more importantly, he needed to know something, anything. Everything was off kilter.

"Hold on!" Her voice came out strained from the laundry room.

They both looked at each other and ran forward, bumping into one another in their quest to see who could reach her faster. They collided at the doorway, and Jason slipped inside the small room.

"What's wrong?"

At Jason's question Russell squeezed in. Lauren was on her knees, and the contents of her purse were strewn across the floor. "What's wrong?"

She huffed and looked up at them, spreading her arms out over the mess. "I can't find my nude pump, my black pants, my flash drive and my pills."

"I don't think your shoe is in there." Jason got down with her.
She narrowed her eyes at him. "Why are you here?"

"I'm missing my favorite pen, my red t-shirt and my grey button down. I'm not sure where my underwear is, and I can't find my knit cap." Jason picked up her makeup bag and unzipped it. "Did the laundry guy skip us or something?"

"Did he? Maybe he stole our clothes." Lauren's eyes widened. "I swear I have nothing to wear."

Russell noticed a trend and joined them. "I think your pump is in my closet, I now own everyone's underwear, and the knit cap is on Mr. Robot." He took Lauren's bag from
Jason and dug through it.

"There's your shirt." Lauren lifted her chin toward him. "I guess Russell needed it."
Jason turned to him. "Cool."

"Here's your pen." Russell pulled a lip liner and Jason's pen out of Lauren's bag.
"And here's the flash drive." He handed each of them their respective possessions.

Lauren took her flash drive and kissed it. "I am also missing my black slip."

Jason took his pen and held it up like a torch. "I am the current owner of the black slip. I put it on the bed, I thought we could use it again in a bit." Then he held the pen out like a sword. "What did you need Laurie for?"

"Since I have most everyone else's things, does anyone know where my things are?"
He pushed Jason's hand away.

Lauren raised her hand. "I have a pair of your striped boxers, one of your white shirts and four ties."

"Ties." Jason nodded. "That was awesome." He leaned forward and began herding Lauren's items into a pile. "Let's go play tie again. I have a belt I can contribute, at least I know where that is." He held up his shirt to show them.

Russell turned up to the ceiling. While those ties weren't four of his best, the game was indeed awesome. He supposed he could wear the same suit he did today, and if
Jason found his grey button down he could borrow it. Now come to think of it, the mess, the lack of knowledge, the total loss of control came in a distant second, third and fourth to playing tie. "We'll find the rest tomorrow."

Jason began scooping Lauren's paraphernalia into her bag. "Sweet. If we need to take a bath after I hid a towel away, we'll have to share."

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"Come on, there's not one self respecting woman who isn't dying to walk in here with a bona fide MD by her side." He held his arm out.

Damn the man for being right. Her heartbeat sped up in warning. How many nights had she laid in bed and dreamed about Gregory M. Dalton, M.D. taking her in this store?

The answer was a lot, but that was before. Before when she was alone and not the filling in the most delicious sandwich cookie on the planet. Unfortunately, only crumbs were left in the box. Hesitation didn't happen at this moment, but her feet didn't move.

"Lauren?"

She forced herself forward, hooked her arm in his, and smiled. Though she set her resolve not to think about Russell and Jason, she couldn't stop. The more she tried, the worse it became. She couldn't recall how many syringes she ordered for this man. Hell, she didn't remember what she had for dinner a half hour ago.
The door to the inner sanctum opened up to her with dinner and the introduction to some of his colleagues. Dr. Dalton even insisted they take a walk after their meal.

All she wanted to do was return to the hotel room.

Neither Russell nor Jason called her. Before she went down to the lobby to meet the doctor, she threw her phone on the far side of the bed. Now she regretted her actions, like she regretted a lot of things. What if they were trying to reach her? What if they weren't?

"Come on." He pulled the glass door open and guided her inside.

People spoke in hushed whispers in this store, as if it were a museum or a shrine.
Several sales people stood at the ready, and the scent of leather and money swirled around her. She held him tighter for fear she would pass out.

Unable to focus, her attention darted between the jewelry, the belts, the scarves, even the fragrances. For the first time she entered with someone who belonged.

"I've been looking at these for quite awhile." Dr. Dalton's voice broke through her awe mixed with self-loathing. Maybe Russell didn't want to take her out in public, not because they were a trio, but because her life centered on this store.

She blinked and glanced down at a case of men's watches.

"What do you think of this one?" He pointed to one with a huge silver face and metal strap.

A salesman stealthed in and without a word took the timepiece out.

Dr. Dalton held the watch up. "Tell me, Lauren."

Jason would think the watch was for a pussy. He didn't even wear a watch. When he wanted to know the time, he looked at his phone or asked one of them. However, Russell did wear a watch, a big one with a leather strap. After she loosened his tie and he went to the bedroom, it was the third thing he dealt with after coming home. He took his wallet out of his pocket, emptied his front pocket of change, and took off the watch. "It's amazing."

"I collect them." He handed the watch back. "This is the brand, has been for years."

She nodded, her ears listening but her mind still running down Russell's habits. After the watch, he took off his shoes and then disappeared into the closet to change into jeans and a t-shirt or sweats. Russell changed clothes a lot. She smiled to herself. He used to wear sweats to bed, but now he wore only boxer briefs and those usually vanished.

On the other hand, Jason was not a clothes changer. He slept with nothing, woke up and changed into whatever costume he deemed appropriate for the day, and he stayed in that until it was time to be in nothing again. The only time he switched outfits was if he were in
the studio painting or sculpting.
"Lauren?" Dr. Dalton leaned into her field of vision.

Her heart jumped and she braced herself on the counter. "The watch is amazing."

"You said that." He reached forward and put his finger on her lower lip. "I think I know why you're pouting."

"Pouting?" Her lip brushed against his fingertip, but the friction didn't create any heat.

"I know what you want to see." He waved to the salesman. "Let us see one of the
Valerie bags."

Warmth engulfed her body, but she still froze.

"Sir, we don't have any here." The man lifted his chin.

She exhaled, not sure if the calm that overtook her was disappointment or relief.

Dr. Dalton shook his head, reached into his pocket and handed the man a hundred dollar bill. "I'm sure this will cover the cost of a little window shopping."

She opened her mouth, raised her hand, anything to stop this.

The man looked between the bill, her and Dr. Dalton. "She will have to come to the back." He snatched the money.

"Let's just take a look." Dr. Dalton put his hand on her shoulder and guided her away.
In dreams, or nightmares, things always moved at a surreal pace, either superfast or horribly slow. The walk to the back of Jacques store wasn't the red carpet she dreamed up. It was the nightmare of a slow trek to her execution.