Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - NA URBAN FANTASY - A STREAM OF DARKNESS (Crysmen Crescent, #1) by Avery Kilpatrick

A STREAM OF DARKNESS
Crymsen Crescent, #1
by Avery Kilpatrick
Date of Publication: July 31st 2020
Publisher: Avery Kilpatrick

Cover Artist: Warren Design
Genre: Urban Fantasy, New Adult with a dash of romance





A reformed killer, a dragon agent, and a lone shifter must work together to investigate four abductions…


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I've always had a close relationship with death.

Six years ago, I was the Renegade, the Wolf of Eden, terrorizing the streets of a small town in Mississippi. Now, after a plea deal that saved my life, I work for the police as a consultant and unofficial cop.

Obsidian Moon, the Underworlder police agency, isn't doing anything about the disappearances of four college women. It falls to my shoulders while I'm stressing over my college assignments and the new transfer who thinks testing my control is a great pasttime.

Then there's him. The mystery shifter who danced with me at a club and reminds me of home.  And he seems to be more than just a random stranger who walked up to an ex-murderer and danced rather than fight.

But I have bigger concerns than two sexy men on my tail as a stream of darkness hangs over Paradise Grove.

The opening of a new series, A Stream of Darkness, will have you guessing at every turn and turning the pages to learn more.

READ MORE . . . NA URBAN FANTASY - A STREAM OF DARKNESS (Crysmen Crescent, #1) by Avery Kilpatrick . . . 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - PNR FANTASY - PHANTASIA: A Bad Day on Olympus (Phi Athanatoi, #2) by EFTHALIA

PHANTASIA: A Bad Day On Olympus
Phi Athanatoi, #2
by EFTHALIA
Date of Publication: May 29th 2020
Publisher: Olympus International Management Services
Cover Artist: Lee Hyat
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
ISBN:  978-0648785422 (print)
ISBN: 9780648785408 (e-book)
ASIN:  B083TBWNPH
Number of pages: 327



Tagline:  She’s following Zeus’ orders. He’s struggling to protect her. Is love their biggest weakness or their best hope for saving the world?




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Torn apart by separate missions, can their love survive an impending apocalypse?

Demigod ex-cop Carissa Alkippes is hellbent on clearing her father’s name. But when she’s sidetracked into saving Zeus’ life, she’s forced into a dangerous mission to locate missing deities. To find them, she must face a horde of bloodthirsty demons.

Xen Lyson shouldn’t dwell on Carissa when he’s supposed to be stopping demons from feasting on humanity. But the sexy vampire worries her solitary journey to Olympus will put her in grave danger. And with absent gods causing devastating natural disasters, he must trust her father, Ares, to keep her safe.

With every mortal sphere at risk, Carissa races to retrieve a magical codex believed to hold the key to defeating her enemy. And when Xen discovers the true source of the threat, saving both humans and gods will put his own immortality in jeopardy.

In between battling Titans, gods, missing keys, and baklava can Carissa and Xen summon the power to conquer the sinister foe and return to each other’s arms?

READ MORE . . . PNR FANTASY - PHANTASIA: A Bad Day on Olympus (Phi Athanatoi, #2) by EFTHALIA  . . .

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

RELEASE BLITZ w/EXCERPT - PNR - NEON DROPS (Tears of the Siren, #3) by M. Sinclair

NEON DROPS 
(Tears of the Siren, #3)
Pub. Date: July 30th 2020
Publisher: M. Sinclair
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 260

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon


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I'd made the choice to survive Broken House. I'd chosen to live instead of taking the very obvious way out. At this point in my life, I shouldn't have been surprised that somehow living was more difficult than my previous ventures to find a way to die. I mean at least I had my men. Three kings. Three sexy, dominant shifters. What could go wrong with that? I mean really, what possible conflict could result in having six possessive, powerful men surrounding me at all times. I had no doubt that in true Louvre fashion the conflict would show itself at the most inconvenient time. Unfortunately, that wasn't all we had to worry about and the weight of our true situation was heavy and terrifying.

There was a lot we didn't know. I mean, had Mr. Black really given up that easily? Somehow I didn't think that was the case. Better yet, why the heck does my stalker have such an odd fixation with origami animals? The most important question though? What the hell was coming for us that was so bad that a cosmic being had sought me out to warn me?

Yeah, so as I said, living was f*cking complicated.


READ MORE . . . PNR - NEON DROPS (Tears of the Siren, #3) by M. Sinclair . . .

Sunday, August 2, 2020

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - PARANORMAL FANTASY - ECHO OF ETERNITY (Zulu Chronicles, #1) by Skyler Patterson


ECHO OF ETERNITY
Zulu Chronicles, #1
by Skyler Patterson
Date of Publication:  January 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Epic Fantasy/Time Travel
ISBN: 9781687892270
ASIN: B07NBTGVG1
Number of pages: 349
Word Count: 77,000 words


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Trina Loveless is a young, beautiful female Lawyer living in New York City. She has it all. She is wealthy. She has the glamorous clothes. The flyest exotic supercars! She has jewelry and the multi-million dollar Penthouse. She and her girlfriends are living their best lives in Manhattan. She is a savvy Lawyer, yet Trina has no luck with men!

Trina is searching for that one, perfect love in all of the right places. All she finds is playboys and creeps!  She continues to be cheated on, and disrespected by men. Trina is biracial. She is half African American and half Irish. Her father hails from Africa, her mother is from Ireland. Trina has never met her father’s family. Trina goes to Africa to locate her relatives on her fathers’ side of the family there. Trina undergoes a life-changing journey of cultural awareness and self-discovery. She meets her relatives that are of a legendary tribe of African Zulu warriors. She begins a pilgrimage and an epic journey across the continent of Africa, to reach her ancestral tribal clan. Trina while searching the tribal history of her ancestors finds herself somehow 200 years into her past in ancient Africa .

Trina finds herself in the middle of the rise of the legendary African King Shaka  Zulu! She finds herself in the middle of tribal warfare and slavery! Trina falls hard for a handsome young African Prince named Adawande. But the Zulu’s think she is a spy! Also the tribal monk/sorcerers called The Shama Majite might want her dead! 

How would Trina get back to 2019! And could she leave the love of  her life, that  she could  not find in the  21st century? 

READ MORE . . . PARANORMAL FANTASY - ECHO OF ETERNITY (Zulu Chronicles, #1) by Skyler Patterson . . .

Saturday, August 1, 2020

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - CONTEMPORARY - MAN DOWN (Rookie Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader

MAN DOWN
Rookie Rebels, #3

by Kate Meader
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



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Gunnar Bond is broken.

Three years ago, he lived through the car crash that took his wife and twins away from him—though “lived” barely describes his current state. Giving up professional hockey, going off grid, and drinking himself into oblivion are his coping mechanisms. Another is texting his dead wife about his days without her. Therapeutic? Doubtful. Crazy?

Definitely. But those messages into the ether are virtually the only thing stopping him from spiraling to even darker places.

Until someone texts back . . .

Sadie Yates is losing it.

Suddenly guardian to a little sister she doesn’t know and a misbehaving hound she’d rather not know at all, she’s had to upend her (sort of) glamorous life in LA and move back to Chicago. The nanny has quit, the money’s running out, and her job is on the line. The last thing she needs is her sister’s hockey camp counselor, a judgmental Viking type, telling her she sucks at this parenting lark. Thank the goddess for her sweet, sensitive, and—fingers crossed—sexy text buddy who always knows the right thing to say. In the same city at last, they can finally see if their online chemistry is mirrored in real life. She just needs to set up a meeting …


A ruined man who claims to have used up all his love is surely a bad bet, but Sadie’s never been afraid of a challenge … even one that might shatter her heart into a million pieces.

READ MORE . . . CONTEMPORARY - MAN DOWN  (Rookie Rebels, #3) by Kate Meader . . .

Friday, July 31, 2020

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - YA LGBTQ+ - I KISSED ALICE by Anna Birch


I KISSED ALICE

by Anna Birch
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Published by: Macmillan
Genres: LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult




For fans of Leah on the Offbeat and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Anna Birch’s I Kissed Alice is a romantic comedy about enemies, lovers, and everything in between.


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Rhodes and Iliana couldn’t be more different, but that’s not why they hate each other.

Rhodes, a gifted artist, has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts (until she’s hit with a secret bout of creator’s block), while Iliana, a transfer student, tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive work ethic. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce.


They both escape the pressure on a fanfic site where they are unknowingly collaborating on a webcomic. And despite being worst enemies in real life, their anonymous online identities I-Kissed-Alice and Curious-in-Cheshire are starting to like each other… a lot. When the truth comes out, will they destroy each other’s future?

READ MORE . . . YA LGBTQ+ - I KISSED ALICE by Anna Birch . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - ROM-COM - HASTY (Do-Over Series, #4) by Julia Kent

HASTY
Do-Over Series, #4
by Julia Kent
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT


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I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.

Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.

And all of it in front of my biggest viral, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.

I am broke.

I am disgraced.

I am alone.

I am a sucker.

But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.

Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.

Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.

He can’t bring back my money.

He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.

But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.

A sense of hope.

Maybe even love.

Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.

But I have to be careful.

I can’t be too —

That’s right.

Hasty.

READ MORE . . . ROM-COM - HASTY  (Do-Over Series, #4) by Julia Kent . . .

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - NA DARK FANTASY - THE HOLLOW GODS (Chaos Cycle, #1) by A.J. Vrana

THE HOLLOW GODS
Chaos Cycle, #1
by A.J. Vrana
Publication date: July 28th 2020
Published by: Parliament House
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism, New Adult


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Isolated in the forests of Western Canada, Black Hollow is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods with the help of wolves, and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: every now and again, women do go missing. And after they return, they almost always end up dead.

When Kai wakes up next to the body of a recently missing girl, his memory blank, he struggles to clear his already threadbare conscience. Miya, a floundering university student, experiences signs that she may be the Dreamwalker’s next victim and finds herself caught between a supernatural kidnapping and a senseless murder. And after the death of a young patient, crestfallen oncologist Mason embarks on a quest to debunk the town’s superstitions, only to find his sanity tested.

Yet a maelstrom of ancient grudges, forgotten traumas, and deadly secrets loom in the foggy forests of Black Hollow. Can three unlikely heroes put aside their fears, and unite to confront a centuries old evil? Will they uncover the truth behind the fable, or will the cycle repeat?

READ MORE . . . NA DARK FANTASY - THE HOLLOW GODS (Chaos Cycle, #1) by A.J. Vrana . . .

TOUR - HISTORICAL FICTION - A FLAME THROUGH ETERNITY (Wanderer, #3) by Anna Belfrage

A Flame Through Eternity 
Wanderer, #3
by Anna Belfrage
Publication Date: December 2nd 2019
Timelight Press
Genre: Historical Fiction

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It started 3,000 years ago. It ends now. Who survives the final confrontation? 

According to Helle Madsen, being the protagonist of a time-spanning epic love story has some things going for it, primarily Jason Morris. Because seriously, meeting up with your fated lover after 3 000 years apart is not bad—at all. Unfortunately, where Jason goes, there goes Sam Woolf, yet another very, very ancient acquaintance—with the fundamental difference that Sam is not into Happily Ever After. He’s into destruction, more specifically of Jason and Helle. 

Helle may believe in second-chance love, but she sure doesn’t believe in reincarnation. Okay, she didn’t believe in stuff like that until she met Jason Morris a year or so ago. By now, she has accepted that sometimes impossible things are quite, quite possible—like an ancient princess being reborn as an ambitious financial analyst. 

Finding Jason was like finding the part of her that had always been missing—a perfect match. But handling Sam Woolf, the reborn version of their ancient nemesis is something of a trial. No sooner do you have him well and surely beat, but up he bounces again. 

Sheesh, will it take an oak stake to permanently rid their lives of him? 

Sam Woolf is a powerful adversary. Too powerful, even. Jason and Helle will need help from unexpected quarters to finally bring this tangled, ancient love-and-hate triangle to some sort of conclusion. Question is, will they survive the experience?

READ MORE . . . HISTORICAL FICTION - A FLAME THROUGH ETERNITY (Wanderer, #3) by Anna Belfrage . . .

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SPOTLIGHT Audio - CHRISTIAN FICTION - THE GIRL WHO LOOKED BEYOND THE STARS (Sheen Meyer, #1) by L.B. Anne Narrator Alaura Howery


THE GIRL WHO LOOKED BEYOND THE STARS
Sheena Meyer, #1
by L. B. Anne
Narrator: Alaura Howery
Length: 2 hours 56 minutes
Released: June 12th 2020
Publisher: Laurie Best
Genre: Middle Grade; Christian Fiction


This story is a captivating blend of Christian science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. For 11-14-year-old listeners who enjoy books such as A Wrinkle In Time.

"Do you believe in angels?" 


Sheena Meyer is the girl that brings an extra sandwich to school each day just in case someone doesn't have lunch. She's also the girl that questions and investigates everything, driving her parents and teachers nuts. She spends most days waiting for some grand event to happen and change her life. But this isn't what she had in mind.


The Murk is coming for her because of a gift she doesn't know she has.

Nine years ago an angel appeared in front of select kids all over the world. In Michigan, it appeared in a willow tree in front of a four-year-old little girl. She's the only child that saw it, the one with the gift. Sheena is now thirteen and has since forgotten what she saw. But things change when her father is in a terrible accident, and she witnesses a supernatural being save him.


"I saw what you did. Come back!"


An elderly man, the arrival of a peculiar new kid at school, and mysterious text messages will change everything Sheena has ever believed in, sweeping her out of a humdrum, teenage existence, and setting in motion what one little girl's destiny can mean to the world.


READ MORE . . . CHRISTIAN FICTION - THE GIRL WHO LOOKED BEYOND THE STARS (Sheen Meyer, #1) by L.B. Anne Narrator Alaura Howery . . .

Monday, July 27, 2020

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - CONTEMPORARY - CAN'T TIE ME DOWN! Sinclair Sisters, #1 by Janet Elizabeth Henderson


CAN'T TIE ME DOWN!
Sinclair Sisters, #1
by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Publication date: April 22nd 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



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There aren’t many jobs available in the tiny village of Arness, Scotland, which is why Mairi Sinclair works online—as a virtual girlfriend. For a weekly fee, she emails, messages and sends photos to desk-bound geeks around the world. Nothing dodgy, mind you, she keeps her clothes on! Mairi loves her job, because the last thing she wants is to be tied down to one man forever. Life is so much simpler when you can keep men at a distance.

And that’s why she’s upset when her virtual boyfriends start turning up in town. Someone has hacked her online presence and given out her real life address. To make matters worse, they’ve told the world that she’s looking for a husband and the first virtual boyfriend to romance her properly will win the role in real life. Mairi needs help to fend off the hordes. She needs help to hide and find out who sold out her details. Fortunately, local mechanic and one time boyfriend, Keir McKenzie, is more than willing to help her—for a price. He too wants a chance to win Mairi’s heart and tie her down forever.

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BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE - INHERENT FATE (Blood Secrets, #3) by Alicia Anthony


INHERENT FATE
Blood Secrets, #3
by Alicia Anthony
Publication date: July 21st 2020
Genres: Psychological, Suspense



A discarded asset stripped of her identity…

An emotionally scarred ex-agent…

An innocent life hanging in the balance…

Who would you trust if the world was out to get you?


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Losing Liv Sullivan in a Bureau operation gone bad turned ex-agent Ridge McCaffrey into a broken man. So when fate reunites him with the woman he thought was dead, he’ll risk anything to make her part of his life again.

Liv Sullivan returned to the States with two goals: end the FBI’s corrupt GenLink psychic intelligence program and reclaim the life it stole from her. But when the case against GenLink exposes a threat against Ridge’s son, the cost becomes too great. Refusing to destroy more lives, she leaves Ridge, and the chance to reclaim her identity, behind.

But as a new generation of GenLink closes in, once-trusted allies become enemies, and long-buried secrets threaten.


Can Liv and Ridge end GenLink before echoes of the past destroy their future?

READ MORE . . . PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE - INHERENT FATE (Blood Secrets, #3) by Alicia Anthony . . .