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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


14523479You don't want to ruin the book for others! 

Immortals And Melodies 

 (Blood and Guitars #2)

I’m no stranger to chaos, but even the life of a rock star couldn’t prepare me for the consequences of loving a vampire. I’m risking more than my career to be with Aurora. My life is in danger, threatened by the very group I must join to stay alive. –Trey

I have to keep Trey alive until I can make him a vampire, but my own kind will stop at nothing to prevent it. The Emissary is having me followed, and if I can’t figure out who is behind the violent attacks Trey won’t make it to the full moon. Am I even powerful enough to carry Trey through the change, or will he be left floating in the wake of destruction? –Auror
MY TEASER: 

Rex gave a polite nod to the group, but his gaze stayed on me a little longer than was normal. He was a vampire alright and he knew that I knew. The fact that another vampire was on the boat, shouldn't have been startling, or it wouldn't have, if I was able to read his mind, or something.


Kindle: Immortals and Melodies location 3138

Friday, 20 June 2014

MIDSUMMER'S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP


Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop

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Celebrating another end to Summer reading for the northern hemisphere, I will be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky entrant!
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I am going to take this opportunity to showcase my yet to be completed third novel, "Forces of Mist."
A futuristic, dystopian sci-fi set in Sydney, Australia.

  

Sarah, is the face of the sole surviving human encampment, facing threatening dangers in a battle for survival against an unstoppable alien force. 
Her task entails gathering intel on the movements of the enemy, infiltrating their bases and finding other surviving human settlements which haven't perished in the onslaught.
 What she doesn't foresee is her growing entanglement with one particular Mist Warrior, Jackson, who winds his misty tentacles around her heart, encasing her in his charms.

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If you would be interested in being a Beta-Reader for this novel, please leave a comment with your name and contact email address below.
Please Note: You must be at least 17 years of age to participate and be happy to read a few chapters at a time.


 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

NEW RELEASE: BY JAMES WYMORE "EXACTING ESSENCE"




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Book Blurb:
Remember waking up late in the night after a nightmare? Your mother holding you tight and whispering it's all just a dream and everything would be all right?

She lied.

Evil clowns haunted Megan's dreams for years. Even though nobody ever said she was crazy, she knew they were all thinking it. With her life falling apart, she turns suicidal until a new therapist suggests the impossible: dreams are real. Nightmares are living, breathing predators, feeding on dreamers' fears by Exacting Essence.

Most, of course, forget theirs as soon as they wake up. Megan is not so lucky. She's also not so powerless.

But is even a power nurtured within her dreams enough to fight off the horrors lurking just beyond the veil of sleep?

Author Bio:
On a lifelong search for fantastic worlds hiding just out of sight, James Wymore writes to explore.  With three books and six short stories in print after just one year, he continues to push the boundaries of imagination.  Journey with him at http://jameswymore.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

BLOG TOUR - CHERIE REICH "REBORN"




Today, I have invited Cherie Reich to my site as part of the blog tour for her newly released novel, "Reborn".  I asked Cherie a few questions relative to her new release and she kindly answered them, allowing me to share her answers with you. 

Some of her answers allow us to understand a little of who Cherie Reich is....and how she developed some of the names and landmark titles in this story.

Please join me and together we may learn how the characters and settings of "Reborn" came to be.

Don't forget to take the time to enter the Rafflecopter draw attached to this post to try your luck in winning some great prizes!

Carolyn


1.         From the blurbs of Reborn, which I have read, I can see that you have researched the book intensely. Would you mind sharing your starting point and where you found the most helpful information? I guess you could say my higher education was my research. I majored in Classics (Ancient Greeks and Romans) and minored in the Ancient Near East. My studies led me to various mythologies and ancient histories, which I pulled from when I wrote Reborn. Outside these studies, I researched mythological creatures (learned about karshiptas and woodwoses) and distances/travel (boat, horse, people, birds).

2.         Apenth, is a very unique name for the temple connected to your MC. Did you invent the name, or does it have a mythological tale attached to it? If so, would you like to share the story? Apenth’s name comes from three gods’ names squished together. “Ap” for Apollo (Greek/Roman mythology), “en” from Enki (Mesopotamian mythology), and “th” from Thoth (Egyptian mythology). I wanted a name to showcase who Apenth is, which is a joining of these three gods.

3.         Yssa, is also an unusual name, very fitting for a prophetess. Would you explain how you decided upon it? The idea behind Yssa’s story originated with a roleplaying character I had named Clarissa. I wanted to keep a part of the RPG character linked with Yssa, so I debated between Issa and Yssa. I ended up preferring the “Y” spelling, so Yssa’s name was created.

4.         I love the cover art! Laura Sava has done a wonderful job. Is this the first cover she has designed for you, or have you two worked together before? Did you find her easy to work with? Before Laura designed the cover art for Reborn, she designed the cover art for People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors (Forthcoming Fall 2014). I love working with Laura. I told her what I wanted. She did a few quick sketches to get a feel for what I wanted. I selected a sketch, and she took about a week to get me the cover art. She’s reasonably priced for original cover art and pretty fast. I feel very lucky to get a chance to work with her since she’s not taking on too many new clients, and I plan to use her expertise for Reforged (Book Two) and Redestined (Book Three)—and maybe Remarked (Book 1.5) if I can afford it.

5.         So Cherie, what is next for you? I’m working on Repledged, a prequel story taking place 800 years before Reborn. Repledged was originally titled Magna’s Plea and a short story I had published but decided needed to be longer. I’m enjoying spending time in Magna’s version of Amora, although I’m eager to get back to Yssa’s timeline too once I finish the first draft of Repledged. I am also in final edits for People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors, a collection of seventeen short stories.


To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.


On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

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Author Bio:

A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Nightmare, a space fantasy novella collection titled Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others! 

7369018 Vampire Vacation 

(The V V Inn #1)


Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot-a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests. Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy.

Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

 
MY TEASER:

Rafe and Asa break through the woods, into the small ten-foot clearing. They skitter to a stop and take in the scene as well. Jon kneels in frozen gore, holding the remains of one of his wolves. The compacted ground reveals no obvious signs of a struggle, but plenty of night-hued blood. Jon’s dog must not have been out here too long, or the carcass would have been frozen to the snow.
Ellisson, C.J. (2014-03-17). Vampire Vacation (The V V Inn, Book 1) (p. 214). Red Hot Publishing. Kindle Edition.


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He Came For Me He Came For Me (The Protector, #1)
reviews: 19
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)

He Came for Mine He Came for Mine (The Protector, #2)
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ratings: 3 (avg rating 3.67)