Blog Tour – Review + Giveaway – DEADLY SWEET (Spellwork Syndicate) by Lola Dodge

DEADLY SWEET Blog Tour

DEADLY SWEET (Spellwork Syndicate #1) by Lola Dodge

DEADLY SWEET (Spellwork Syndicate #1) by Lola Dodge

Synopsis
For fans of Hex Hall, The Magicians, Practical Magic, and Food Wars!

Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter.

Desperate to escape her dead-end future, Anise contacts the long-lost relative she’s not supposed to know about. Great Aunt Agatha owns the only magic bakery in the US, and she suddenly needs a new apprentice. Anise is so excited she books it to New Mexico without thinking to ask what happened to the last girl.

The Spellwork Syndicate rules the local witches in Taos, but as “accidents” turn into full-out attacks on Anise’s life, their promises to keep her safe are less and less reassuring. Her cranky bodyguard is doing his best, but it’s hard to fight back when she has no idea who’s the enemy. Or why she became their target.

If Anise can’t find and stop whoever wants her dead, she’ll be more toasted than a crème brûlée.

Who knew baking cakes could be so life or death?.

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My Review
This is a delicious tale of witchcraft, mystery, and finding your place in the world. Eighteen-year-old Anise Wise lives among the regular folk who run in fear the moment they find out she’s a witch. Making friends is impossible and dating? Yeah, that’s not happening either. All she really wants, though, is to get into pastry school and get her dream job in a bakery. After a rather horrific display of magic at the county fair, Anise is sent packing to Taos, New Mexico, the vortex of witchcraft, where she’ll work as an apprentice in her great Aunt Agatha’s magical bakeshop. For the first time in her life, Anise is among her people, and the local muggles see  witches as celebrities, rather than something to fear. But life isn’t as magical as Anise had hoped. While she feels surrounded by people like her, someone has decided her death would be in their best interest.

Plot
The plot centers around the attempts on Anise’s life, but there are subtle subplots involving her life goal of working in a pastry shop, her relationships with the other witches in the community, and even a little bit of romance. I figured out pretty early on who the warlock after Anise is, which made some of her actions more than a little annoying. I would have liked more red herrings, but Anise only has her sights set on one possible culprit. It’s so Snape-over-the-top, that it was clearly a misdirection. What really worked for me, though, was all of the magical world building. The imagery, analogies, and metaphors were unique and creative. The town of Taos comes alive on the pages.

The Characters
Anise annoyed me more often than not which made it hard to really root for her at times. She did ridiculously reckless things for no logical reason I could discern. Her insistence on constantly risking her life because she was bored drove me insane. But when she was in her baking mode, I warmed up to her. I could identify with her love of creating things from scratch and her desire to be accepted for who and what she was. Wynn, her bodyguard, was by far my favorite characters. His gruff exterior only made him more loveable. Aunt Agatha was equally fascinating. Some of the other characters got jumbled in my head because there were a lot of them.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About DEADLY SWEET
1. World Building. The world of witchcraft as part of everyday life is so well done. The way magic is infused into everything from baking to healing was well-developed and detailed.

2. Wynn. Anise’s moody bodyguard was my favorite character. I’ll read the second book just for more of him.

3. Agatha’s shop. Anise’s great aunt’s bakery is the first place I’d go in Taos if it existed in real life. The beauty and confectionary are so well described, I can’t believe it’s not an actual place.

4. Taos. This small mountain town in New Mexico came alive for me, brilliant and vivid, full of charm and secrets.

5. Finding your place. Anise struggles to fit in with regular humans as well as her witchy counterparts, never quite feeling like she belongs in one and fighting to be accepted in the other. This is something that transcends magic and is a wonderful message for all young adults.

Bottom Line
An upper young adult paranormal adventure that is as delicious as it is action packed.

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About the Book
Title: DEADLY SWEET
Series: 
The Spellwork Syndicate #1
Author: 
Lola Dodge
Publisher:
Ink Monster LLC
Release Date: January 16, 2018
Pages: 265
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Author Lola Dodge

Author Lola Dodge

About the Author
Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University—and hasn’t stopped moving since. When she’s not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can’t melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.

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Cover Reveal – COVET (Enchanted) by Micalea Smeltzer

COVET Cover Reveal

author Micalea Smeltzer is unveiling the cover to COVET, the second book in her young adult fantasy romance series, The Enchanted, releasing later this year. See below for information on the book and series and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

COVET (Enchanted #2) by Micalea Smeltzer

COVET (Enchanted #2) by Micalea Smeltzer

About the Book
Title:
COVET
Series: The Enchanted #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
On the run from the Iniquitous, Mara feels lost and helpless. Without Theo by her side she’s left bare and vulnerable, but she’s a fighter and, with blood boiling in her veins, she vows to avenge him.

The Iniquitous have already taken so much from her, and she refuses to sit back and let them take anything else. She trains harder, preparing herself physically and mentally to take them on. As her magic grows stronger, so does the voice speaking to her from beyond the grave.

She wants to believe it’s real, to give in to what feels right, but if she does, her mind might be lost forever.

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COVET (Enchanted #2) by Micalea Smeltzer (Full Cover)

COVET (Enchanted #2) by Micalea Smeltzer (Full Cover)

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: ENCHANT
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Author Micalea Smeltzer

Author Micalea Smeltzer

About the Author
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Cover Reveal – DECADENT DESIRES (Karma Café) by Tawny Weber

DECADENT DESIRES Cover Reveal

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Tawny Weber, is revealing the cover to DECADENT DESIRES, the third book in her adult fantasy/fairy tale romance series, Karma Café, releasing February 12, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and pre-order links.

DECADENT DESIRES (Karma Café #3) by Tawny Weber

DECADENT DESIRES (Karma Café #3) by Tawny Weber

About the Book
Title: DECADENT DESIRES
Series: Karma Café #3
Author: Tawny Weber
Release Date: February 12, 2018
Genre: Adult Fantasy/Fairy Tale Romance
Links: Goodreads | iBooks

Synopsis
Bedtime Bliss is on the menu when a guy used to fighting dragons has to awaken a beauty of her own power, and the magic of sensual delights before the Valentine’s Ball.  

But can she accept the repercussions of magic and her duty to family? Or would it be easier to return to the sweet bliss of sleepy obliviousness where life is simple, love is a myth and magic is reserved for fairy tales?  

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Author Tawny Weber

Author Tawny Weber

About the Author
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty-five books, Tawny Weber writes sassy, emotional romances featuring hot alpha heroes.  Stories with a dash of humor and a whole lot of sexy attitude! A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes, and her very own hero husband, Tawny enjoys papercrafting, gardening, spending time with her family and dogs.

Fans are invited to check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com. For extra fun, join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapters, recipes, insider story info and much more. 

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Where to Find Tawny Weber
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – JEWEL OF THE GODS (Beyond the Gods) by Mary Bernsen

JEWEL OF THE GODS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for JEWEL OF THE GODS, the second book in the adult fantasy/mythology romance series, Beyond the Gods, by Mary Bernsen. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

JEWEL OF THE GODS (Beyond the Gods #2) by Mary Bernsen

JEWEL OF THE GODS (Beyond the Gods #2) by Mary Bernsen

About the Book
Title: JEWEL OF THE GODS
Series: Beyond the Gods #2 
Author:  Mary Bernsen
Publisher: CTP Pulse
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Genre:
 Adult Fantasy/Mythology Romance
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Synopsis
Sold at the age of seventeen to the king of the realm, Ursula has spent the last four years serving as his submissive concubine. She has grown to love him with a fierce loyalty, but when he orders her to kill a spirited young girl, she simply cannot obey.Her master does not take defiance lightly, so Ursula must find the girl she spared and return her to the king—or lose her own head. Her search leads to the girl’s former employer, a handsome man who introduces Ursula to a world of experiences and freedoms she has never known. Though thrilling and intoxicating, she knows this new lifestyle is only temporary.She must finish her quest and return to her master…before this new, softer kind of love has her questioning everything.

Jewel of the Gods is the second novel in the fiery and passionate Beyond the Gods series by Mary Bernsen.

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Excerpt #2
I recoiled as he reached out and brushed my cheek with the tips of his chewed on fingers.  “He has broken you.”

“What, my face?” I scoffed.  “Poseidon is not responsible for this brutality.  It was a trespassing whore that did this to me.”

His fingers trailed the length of my neck and stopped on my chest.  “I’m not concerned with your superficial wounds.  I can heal those in just moments.  But, I’m afraid I can do nothing to heal your heart.”

I blinked back tears that burned in response to the unexpected directness of this prisoner.  “You know nothing of the state of my heart, Chiron.”

“I know a great deal about it.  It’s collapsing, my dear Ursula.”

“How can you suggest such a thing?  We have never had conversations with any degree of intimacy.  You have nothing to draw such nonsense from.”

“There was a time when you had spirit on our visits.  Once upon a time, there was a light in your eye.  Now they are empty, stone cold, and void of anything at all.”

“It was the light of youth you speak of.” I shrugged.  “I have aged.  Not everyone may have the gift of immortality.”

“What are you now, Ursula?  All but twenty?”

I nodded.

“Four years under Poseidon’s reign has aged you drastically.  You look to be thirty, at least.  Look at you, dear thing.”

I stepped back — the impact of the insult had nearly toppled me.  Who was he to make such an observation out loud?  My head screamed to hurl hurt back at him, but my tongue was long ago tamed against such things.  Poseidon had seen to that. 

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Author Mary Bernsen

Author Mary Bernsen

About the Author
Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Healing The Bayou, The Ganga Shift, and Beyond the Gods series.

She also writes young adult romances under her pseudonym, M.E. Rhines.

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ICE KINGDOM (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai) by Tiana Warner

 ICE KINGDOM Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ICE KINGDOM, the third book in the young adult fantasy series, Mermaids of Eriana Kwai, by Tiana Warner. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. From now through December 25, you can read book 1 for free. See below for details.

ICE KINGDOM (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #3) by Tiana Warner

ICE KINGDOM (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #3) by Tiana Warner

About the Book
Title: ICE KINGDOM
Series: Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #3
Author: Tiana Warner
Publisher: Rogue Cannon Publishing
Release Date: December 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
The final adventure in the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy …

Meela and Lysi have unleashed Sisiutl, legendary two-headed serpent of the Pacific Northwest. It was supposed to be an ally that would help them win the war. Instead, it has fallen under the control of King Adaro, ruler of the Pacific Ocean. If Meela and Lysi can’t stop him, Adaro will use the deadly serpent to rid the oceans of mankind.

With the American military using catastrophic weapons of their own to retaliate, Meela and Lysi must make peace between humans and merpeople before one race destroys the other. The journey will risk their lives and put their relationship to the test—but the vengeance that has been consuming Meela’s thoughts, day and night, might prove even more dangerous.

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Excerpt #2
Benjamin Reeves had trained for disaster scenarios for the greater part of his life. Earthquakes, forest fires, storms, and tsunamis. Terrorist attacks. He was prepared to help in any situation. Except this one.

He was cruising the long way home in his pickup truck, windows down, summer breeze lifting the hair on his arms. His mind was still on the matte black twin-engine helicopter that Bagh had just shown him—the latest addition to the air wing.

“LM-80 Cormorant. Long-range enough for a medevac from the middle of the ocean. This thing’s designed for anti-submarine, anti-ship, search and rescue, cargo lift, special ops, you name it.”

Reeves was wondering whether said special ops included him when he noticed the group of people gathered in the harbour.

They were pointing at something in the distance, which he at first took to be a huge pod of orcas. Several people were taking pictures.

He rolled to a stop in an empty intersection and squinted through the sun’s glare.

His mouth slowly fell open. Not whales.

The vast shape in the water rose and fell through the surface in a connected wave, bigger than his mind could comprehend.

Sitting in the idling truck, Reeves scrambled to regain his slipping hold on reality. He clung to one certainty like a buoy: this thing, whatever it was, was heading for shore.

He shut off the truck so he could listen. People were beginning to panic. He could hear them shouting. He wrenched his seatbelt off and flung open the truck door.

By the time his feet hit the pavement, the thing was already in the harbour. Reeves cursed as a shower of seawater erupted like a mine.

Several people screamed. Dogs pulled at their leashes, barking frantically. The crowd began to sprint away from the shore as the mammoth creature crested the waves.

On the passenger’s seat, Reeves’ phone rang. He stood in the intersection, frozen by what he was seeing, when the scream of a child cut through the noise.

Propelled into action, he dove across the seat for his phone and then sprinted towards the shore with trained agility, phone at his ear.

The voice on the other end was frantic. “Reeves, I need you to get to the harbour—” It was his superior, Officer Miller.

The screaming girl’s mother scooped her up. She took off towards the parking lot.

“I’m here, sir.”

“What the hell is going on?”

“I was hoping you’d tell me.”

“All I know is we got a distress call from the coast guard, and then we lost contact.”

The tsunami siren erupted, an unceasing wail from the top of several masts along the shoreline. At this, people burst out of nearby homes and shops.

“Sir, it’s unclear what—”

At the end of the docks, something rose out of the water that made Reeves stop in his tracks. It was a black serpent’s head, as large as the moored speedboats, a flare of horns at the back of its skull. A blast of seawater rained from nostrils the size of basketballs. The serpent tasted the air.

“Reeves, you there?”

The serpent closed in, crushing the sailboats in its path and sending swells of water high enough to capsize the rest. Several people on the docks vanished beneath the waves.

Reeves lowered the phone and raced closer to the beach.

“Get out of the water!” he bellowed.

The dock shattered beneath the serpent’s weight. It did not seem to feel the shards of wood and fibreglass dragging under its scales.

People on the shore were running and screaming. Reeves stopped briefly to usher an elderly couple up the steps leading to the parking lot, then turned back in time to see the creature reach land, not a hundred feet away. The scrape of its scales across the pavement rose above the wailing siren and the noise of the crowd.

He pulled civilians back from the shore, shouting at them to get to their vehicles and to pile in as many people as they could.

A series of shrill barks rent the air and Reeves looked around, eyes landing on a border collie that had been left tied to a bike rack. He pelted across the beach and ducked next to the dog, its breath hot and fast on his neck as he freed its collar from the leash. The border collie fled without looking back, nails skittering across the pavement.

There was a deafening boom.

Reeves threw himself behind the bike rack and peered up through the bars.

The serpent’s great head had shattered the boathouse with the force of a crashing meteor. Its horns caught on the roof and peeled the rafters off, throwing them across the beach like twigs in a windstorm.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: ICE MASSACRE
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Author Tiana Warner

Author Tiana Warner

About the Author
Tiana Warner is the best selling author of the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy. Her books have been acclaimed by Writer’s Digest, Foreword Reviews, and the Dante Rossetti Awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. Tiana enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and is an active supporter of animal welfare.

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Book Blitz – BEAUTY AND BEASTLY (Steampunk Fairy Tales) by Melanie Karsak

`BEAUTY AND BEASTLY Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for `BEAUTY AND BEASTLY, the second book in the adult steampunk fairy tale series, Steampunk Fairy Tales, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie Karsak. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

BEAUTY AND BEASTLY (Steampunk Fairy Tales #2) by Melanie Karsak

BEAUTY AND BEASTLY (Steampunk Fairy Tales #2) by Melanie Karsak

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: BEAUTY AND BEASTLY
Series: Steampunk Fairy Tales #2
Author: Melanie Karsak
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Genre:
 Adult Fantasy Romance/Steampunk Fairy Tale
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
In this tale as old as time, Isabelle Hawking must tinker a solution to a heartbreaking mystery.

When Isabelle Hawking and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle is thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkers, and studying mechanicals is her dream. And it doesn’t hurt that the trip also offers Isabelle an escape from her overbearing and unwanted suitor, Gerard LeBoeuf.

But Isabelle never arrives. Swept up in a tempest, her ship is lost.

Isabelle survives the storm only to be shipwrecked on a seemingly-deserted island. The magical place, dotted with standing stones, faerie mounds, and a crumbling castle, hints of an ancient past. Isabelle may be an unwilling guest, but her arrival marks a new beginning for the beastly residents of this forgotten land.

See how NY Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak puts a steampunk spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.

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Excerpt #3
Clockwork Island

“She’s coming around,” a soft, feminine voice said. “Go tell him.”

A pair of feet clomped heavily across the floor followed by the sound of a door opening and closing.

My head ached miserably, and I felt ill. I was lying in a warm and comfortable bed. I hated to open my eyes, but it wouldn’t due to leave my hosts worrying about me after I fainted at the doorstep.

I opened my eyes and sat up slowly. I sat nestled in a massive poster bed. Sheer drapes had been drawn to mute the sunlight.

“Awake, mistress?” a soft voice called.

“Yes, thank you.”

“You gave us a fright. You’ve been out for two days. You had a very nasty bump on the back of your head.”

“I was shipwrecked.”

“Indeed?”

“Are there any other survivors here? My father… We were separated in the wreck. Any of the other passengers or sailors wash ashore?”

“I have a pot of tea ready for you and a bite to eat,” the woman said. “Let me bring your tray.”

I sat up, adjusting myself in bed and coaching myself to be patient. I was a guest here, after all.

The woman pulled the drape aside. “You need to eat, mistress. You’ll need to get your strength back. Mistress… My name is Missus Silver. Please, don’t be frightened.”

“Frightened?”

I stopped fluffing the pillows and looked up at the woman. My breath caught in my chest. Standing at my bedside holding a breakfast tray was an automaton. My mind flung back to the night I’d arrived and the hulking creature I’d seen in the hall. I hadn’t hallucinated it. It was real, and so was the creature standing before me.

She looked every bit like a woman. She even had a mop of curls frozen in bronze, but her face had been made of porcelain. Where she should have had eyes, there were bright blue optics. Her mouth was jointed so it could open and close. She wore the gown of a maid with a long white apron and cap, but the dress was out of fashion, worn, and ripped at the seams. Her movements told me her entire body was machine.

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Author Melanie Karsak

Author Melanie Karsak

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, The Burnt Earth Series, The Celtic Blood Series and Steampunk Fairy Tales. A steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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Where to Find Melanie Karsak
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – GRAYGHOST (Fairy World M.D.) by Tamara Grantham

GRAYGHOST Cover Reveal

Award-winning author Tamara Grantham is revealing the cover to GRAYGHOST, the seventh book in her adult paranormal/fantasy romance series, Olive Kennedy, Fairy World M.D., releasing February 26, 2018. See below for information on the book and series, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway.

GRAYGHOST (Fairy World M.D. #7) by Tamara Grantham

GRAYGHOST (Fairy World M.D. #7) by Tamara Grantham

About the Book
Title: GRAYGHOST
Series: Olive Kennedy, Fairy World M.D. #7
Author: Tamara Grantham
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
The final installment in the epic Fairy World MD series by Tamara Grantham.

It’s been four years since Olive Kennedy sealed the portals between Earth and Faythander. Four years that she’s been living on Earth, working as a consultant to the Houston PD. It helps keep her mind off other things—like being separated from her husband and her dragon king stepfather.

Her ex, Brent Sanchez, works with her on the police force and helps her solve crimes. His friendship is a comfort—but also a reminder of what she’s missing. Everything changes when Olive discovers a broken mirror at a murder scene. It contains magic, and although it shouldn’t exist, it could be used as a portal to Faythander. Dark forces are at work, and the one person she wants by her side to help her is literally a world away. Olive will stop at nothing to solve the murder and return to the only place she calls home.

New from award-winning author Tamara Grantham, Grayghost is the thrilling conclusion to the best-selling fantasy series Fairy World MD.

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1 – DREAMTHIEF
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Book 2 – SPELLWEAVER
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Book 3 – BLOODTHORN
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Book 4 – SILVERWITCH
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Book 5 – GOBLINWRAITH
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Book 6 – DEATHBRINGER
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Author Tamara Grantham

Author Tamara Grantham

About the Author
Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Mythology and Fairy Tales categories with over 100 reviews.

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.

Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made.

Where to find Tamara Grantham
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Cover Reveals – WARNING CALL (The Black Pages) by Danny Bell

Author Danny Bell is revealing two covers to WARNING CALL, the second book in his young adult fantasy series, The Black Pages, releasing December 21, 2018. See below for both covers, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

WARNING CALL (The Black Pages #2) by Danny Bell (Wide Release)

WARNING CALL (The Black Pages #2) by Danny Bell (Wide Release)

About the Book
Title: WARNING CALL
Series: The Black Pages #2
Author: Danny Bell
Release Date: December 15, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Cover Designer: We Got You Covered
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Elana Black. Saving the day even if she has to tear a hole in the universe to do it.

An unbeatable mythological horror has its sights set on Elana, and that’s not the worst of her problems. Gods want to use her, shadowy agents want to eliminate her, and a powerful sorcerer wants to kill her; all as she rushes to stop an event which portends the death of her best friend. It’s all catching up with her, and just in time for Christmas. Elana is going to have to figure out how all of it is connected but she’s in over her head, outnumbered, and running out of time.

And she always thought magic would make her life easier.

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Alternative Cover – Limited Release
Cover Designer: Steven Novak

WARNING CALL (The Black Pages #2) by Danny Bell (Limited Release)

WARNING CALL (The Black Pages #2) by Danny Bell (Limited Release)

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Don’t miss book 1,EMPTY THREAT
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Author Danny Bell

About the Author
My name is Danny Bell. I want to tell stories and avoid writing author profiles. I read—when I should be interacting with people, I named my cat after a cat I liked in a book, I’m pretty sure I saw a ghost one time—though I’ll never admit it publicly, I’m too tall for the earth, and I’ve never eaten a vegetable. I lied about the vegetable part. Wait… is someone going to read this?

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Where to Find Danny Bell
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Book Blitz – Teaser + Giveaway – ENCHANT (The Enchanted) by Micalea Smeltzer

ENCHANT Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for ENCHANT, the first book in the young adult fantasy romance series, The Enchanted, by Micalea Smeltzer. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive Teaser, and details on her giveaway.

ENCHANT (The Enchanted #1) by Micalea Smeltzer

ENCHANT (The Enchanted #1) by Micalea Smeltzer

About the Book
Title:
ENCHANT
Series: The Enchanted #1
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis
Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.

Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous.

The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.

When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

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Author Micalea Smeltzer

Author Micalea Smeltzer

About the Author
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Where to Find Micalea Smeltzer
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Cover Reveal – DRAGON GUARDIAN (Immortal Dragons) by Ophelia Bell

DRAGON GUARDIAN Cover Reveal

Author Ophelia Bell is revealing the cover to DRAGON GUARDIAN, the fifth book in her adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Immortal Dragons, releasing December 8, 2017. See below for the cover, information the book, and pre-order links.

DRAGON GUARDIAN (Immortal Dragons #5) by Ophelia Bell

DRAGON GUARDIAN (Immortal Dragons #5) by Ophelia Bell

About the Book
Title: DRAGON GUARDIAN
Series: Immortal Dragons #5
Author: Ophelia Bell
Release Date: December 8, 2017
Genre: Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Time isn’t on Aodh’s side when he gets trapped in a magical prison on an island thousands of years in the past. The only people who can save him are an old lover he didn’t exactly part on good terms with, and the innocent ursa female whose true power has yet to be unleashed as long as she remains a virgin.

Aodh’s Fated Mates, Neph and Vrishti, have never met. When the ancient satyr and ursa princess finally do, they aren’t quite sure they can trust each other. Will they be able to overcome their misgivings enough to pool their powers and rescue the man they both love?

But even reunited, their journey isn’t over. Their mortal enemy is on the loose, and her hunger for power threatens to tear their entire world apart.

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Author Ophelia Bell

Author Ophelia Bell

About the Author
Ophelia Bell loves a good bad-boy and especially strong women in her stories. Women who aren’t apologetic about enjoying sex and bad boys who don’t mind being with a woman who’s in charge, at least on the surface, because pretty much anything goes in the bedroom.

Ophelia grew up on a rural farm in North Carolina and now lives in Los Angeles with her own tattooed bad-boy husband and four attention-whoring cats.

If you’d like to receive regular updates on Ophelia’s publications, freebies, and discounts, please subscribe to her mailing list: http://opheliabell.com/subscribe/

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Where to Find Ophelia Bell
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway

MAD MAGIC Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for MAD MAGIC, a young adult fantasy by Nicole Conway. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway

MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway

About the Book
Title: MAD MAGIC
Author: Nicole Conway
Publisher: Month9Books
Release Date: November 14, 2017
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo | GooglePlay | BAM!!ndigoThe Book Depository

Synopsis
Mad Magic is a beautifully dark and rich Young Adult fantasy from Nicole Conway, bestselling author of the Dragonrider Chronicles.

Josie Barton is a high school student living in terror. Invisible creatures torment her everywhere she goes, constantly getting her into trouble at school, and even haunting her apartment. But just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a curse that threatens to end his life. Survival means he will have to swallow his pride and trust Josie with all his darkest secrets.

With the help of a gun-slinging shaman and the enigmatic Prince of Nightmares, Zeph and Josie are only a heartbeat away from defeating one of the most diabolical faerie villains their world has ever known.

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Excerpt
“What does the faerie language sound like?”

Eldrick’s tense, furrowed brow went slack. His expression became as serene and blissful as the cool surface of the moon. “Music,” he breathed the word as though it were ecstasy.

“You mean like the chimes?” I knew that sound well.

He nodded slowly. “Ages ago, some called it the music of the spheres. Your father possessed an exquisitely intimate knowledge of spellsongs. He could hear the tones and translate the harmonics into the human language.” We paused at a corner, letting a few bicyclers pass on the sidewalk. “To be perfectly frank, I’m impressed he was able to do such a thing. The details of our language, particularly the ancient spellsongs that comprise spellwork, are difficult for even an elder fae to discern. I’ve never seen so many texts about us in the human language before.”

My head spun with questions as I tried to keep up with Eldrick’s long strides. “What’s a spellsong? And what does it have to do with spellwork?”

“A spellsong is, as you described it, the chimes. The use of magic of any kind has a unique sound. A song, if you will.”.

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Author Nicole Conway

Author Nicole Conway

About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. When she’s not binge watching, she’s usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a hot cup of coffee and a book.

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Where to find Nicole Conway
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE LOVELY DARK by K.A. Last

THE LOVELY DARK Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE LOVELY DARK, a young adult urban fantasy/horror novel, by K.A. Last. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE LOVELY DARK by K.A. Last

THE LOVELY DARK by K.A. Last

About the Book
Title: THE LOVELY DARK
Author: K.A. Last
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Horror
Release Date: October 30, 2017
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | iBooks AUKobo

Synopsis
Three teenagers.
One witch.
Twelve souls.

Harvey Anderson always knew the universe was against him, but there’s a lot of stuff he never expected to happen, like having a crush on the most popular girl at school, and then falling into a giant hole in the middle of nowhere with her. And if that wasn’t enough, somehow they managed to release a soul-sucking, ancient witch as well. So yeah, there’s that. You’d think it’d be pretty hard to beat, but knowing Harvey’s luck, it’s about to get a whole lot worse. 

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Excerpt
I glance around at the empty camp. All the other groups have moved off in various directions. I bite my lip, knowing what I’m about to say isn’t going to go down too well with Toni.

“I vote for Lian’s plan,” I say.

“What?” Toni puts her hands on her hips. Her mouth opens and closes. She’s too nice to say anything really mean while Lian can hear, but I know she doesn’t like her. I’m not even sure if I like her, even though she’s given me no reason not to.

Lian looks at the map. “Point eight is north-east.” She turns on the spot. “This way.”

“That’s the wrong direction,” Toni says.

Lian frowns. “Which way then?”

Toni holds the compass so we can all see. Lian nods then marches off, the map in front of her. Toni glares at me. I sigh and follow Lian. Toni will get over it. All I want is to get this done, and the only way to do that is to start somewhere.

We make our way through the bush. Now and then, I hear the voices of other students. We’ve picked a route that should lead us straight to point eight, but it doesn’t cross paths with any of the other points. I begin to wonder if this plan was the best one, or if we’re wasting time. What if the farthest point has no flag?

“Odds are they’d put a flag at the point that takes the longest to get to,” Toni says.

“Are you a mind reader?” I ask. “Because I just thought about how possible it would be that it didn’t.”

“Have a flag?”

I turn to look at her. “No, a hippopotamus. Yes, a flag.”

“You’re acting really weird today.” Toni studies the compass, and I wonder how she hasn’t fallen over.

I stumble on a rock and mumble a swear word. “Weirder than I usually am? That’s … weird.”

Toni stops, and I almost bump into her. She looks at the compass and frowns. “The needle keeps jumping around.” She glances up and scans the trees around us.

“Can you hear that?” Lian asks.

Greg moves away from us a bit, crunching sticks and leaves. “I can’t hear anything.”

“Stand still, you big oaf.” Toni glares at him.

“Don’t tell me what to do, nerd girl.”

“Is that the best you’ve got?”

“What are we supposed to be listening to?” I ask.

The four of us stand here, silent, with our heads cocked to the side. If someone came across us we’d probably look pretty funny.

A low howl sounds through the trees. Goosebumps rise on my arms.

“What was that?” Lian turns towards the noise.

Before anyone can answer, a crow caws and takes flight, its feathers rustling.

“Crows,” Greg says. “Don’t be scared.”

“I’m not.” Lian clutches the map to her chest

I am. “Since when do crows howl?”

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Author K.A. Last

Author K.A. Last

About the Author
K.A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. K. A. Last is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts at Charles Sturt University, with a major in English, and minors in Children’s Literature, Art History, and Visual Culture. She now resides in the countryside on the mid-north coast of NSW..

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Where to Find K.A. Last
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Release Day – CONDUIT (The Infinity) by C.C. Dowling

CONDUIT Release Day

Today is release day for CONDUIT, the first book in the new adult paranormal fantasy series, The Infinity, by C.C. Dowling, See below for information on the book, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR. Grab a copy from your favorite retailer, or get an ebook directly from the publisher for just $0.99!

CONDUIT (The Infinity #1) by C.C. Dowling

CONDUIT (The Infinity #1) by C.C. Dowling

About the Book
Title: CONDUIT
Series: The Infinity #1
Author: C.C. Dowling
Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Links: Goodreads  | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | REUTS Publishing

Synopsis
When college senior Jane Lamb dies suddenly, she discovers that the afterlife is less pearly gates and fluffy clouds and more standing in line at the DMV. But before she can spend eternity lamenting over her short, unremarkable life, she’s offered a do-over—as a Conduit, a reincarnated messenger contracted to reap souls.

Determined to do things right the second time, Jane takes the job and reincarnates as eighteen-year-old college freshman Liv Hartley. Only, the excitement for her new life doesn’t last. There are consequences to bearing the coveted infinity symbol tattoo marking her as a Conduit, and Liv quickly finds that getting a second chance doesn’t mean getting a better one. Possessive demons, stolen assignments, and a love life that’s decidedly complicated are all a far cry from the mundane existence Jane led. But with more questions piling up than bodies, there’s only one thing Liv knows for sure: life doesn’t get any easier after death.

Filled with sparkling wit, conflicted romance, and more spirit than a haunted mansion, Conduit is a fun-filled paranormal that explores the idea of regret, love, and what we would give to live twice.

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Author C.C. Dowling

Author C.C. Dowling

About the Author
C.C. Dowling is an author who writes everything from gritty urban fantasy, to paranormal sci-fi, to steamy contemporary erotic romance (under a pen name of course!).

C.C. shares her love of writing with her love of singing, music, and science. She spent the first half of her college life performing, and the second half in a lab.

C.C. currently lives in America’s finest city, with her husband (the financial shaman), her two children (who love to play in the yard with the faeries, and her very real pet dragon (who guards the perimeter of her house at night). 

When she’s not working or writing (which is still technically working), C.C. can be found playing a round of disc golf, or desperately trying to figure out which pair of sandals are the most appropriate for the harsh Southern California winters..

Where to Find C.C. Dowling
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Release Day + Giveaway – LEGENDS (Posse) by T. Hammond

LEGENDS Book Blitz

Today is release day for LEGENDS, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy series, Posse, by T. Hammond, See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

LEGENDS (Posse #1) by T. Hammond

LEGENDS (Posse #1) by T. Hammond

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: LEGENDS
Series: Posse #1
Author: T. Hammond
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Release Date: October 26, 2017
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
It should have been an easy job. Track the jackal. Locate the girl. Rescue said girl. Return bad puppy to the Council for questioning.

As leader of the Posse, a paranormal alliance, shapeshifter Lexa O’Clare thought she’d seen everything over the past millennia. Neither she, nor her vampire partner, Etienne, expected this case to be different.

A fugitive werejackal leads them to a secret lab where supernaturals are unwilling subjects in genetic experimentation. The Posse uncovers a conspiracy implicating high-ranking members of the Inter-species Council.

Can anyone’s motives be trusted?

Lexa: a shapeshifter sheriff who also proxies for humans killed before their destinies are fulfilled.
Etienne: a Knight Templar, turned master vampire.
Yasmin: a dragon who walked among the gods.
Jade: an historian & Fox-familiar to a cranky dragon.
Sentinel: a gargoyle who mourns the fall of Atlantis.
Richard: a witch with a target on his back.
Tris: a rare polyshifter with an eye for a sexy male.
Rhys: four months ago he was human…

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Excerpt #5
Tris

“Good, gracious, I’d love a bite of that!” Sorcha gasped as she watched the naked wolf strut down the porch steps. In my efforts to adjust the porch swing cushion along my spine, I’d missed my opportunity for a full-frontal analysis. Not to worry—the view from the back was noteworthy.

He must have heard us. Without breaking stride, he looked over his shoulder and winked at my best friend.

It was unusual for Sorcha to notice nakedness, let alone comment, but I’ll admit she has unquestionable taste in men. This one was built in typical beluae-fashion—long, ropy muscles over a tall, broad-boned frame. The wolf had the dark-haired, sloe-eyed Latin looks characteristic of the Pyrenées Mountain Pack. Young members were already gathering for a mid-morning run along the beach, and unlike the more conservative shapeshifter race, werewolves were fairly blasé about nudity, making these vacations to Sorcha’s family in the Basque Country something of a visual feast.

“Sorch, that is so not for you. Look away, look away.”

“Can’t help myself, Tris. How in the hell does he not tip over onto his face, holding up something that size?”

“Superior werewolf balance?” I offered.

“Oh, man, my mouth is watering.”

“Seriously, Sorch, I can see the attraction, but you’ve gotta stop drooling. What would your boyfriend think?” I wasn’t sure who the flavor-of-the-week was, but I’d seen her canoodling with another wolf earlier this morning. With my chum, there was always a male friend, even if they passed through her life so fast I rarely got names.

“Huh?” She finally looked away from the sexy beluae to give me a puzzled frown. “What does Sancho have to do with cake?”

All right, now it was my turn to say it. “Huh? Cake? I thought we were talking about the wolf’s, err, package?”

“His…” Her face scrunched up in a particularly sour expression. “Ewww, you pervert. That wolf is my brother, Bennet. I wasn’t talking about his…his tackle and whirlygigs. Ewww!”

“But…” A glance toward her brother, who’d stopped at a large picnic table, showed me what I’d missed from my earlier examination of his, err, assets—a towering, three-tiered sheet-cake, balanced between his wide-spread hands. Now in profile, he chose to look up, meeting my eyes with a wide grin. Damn beluae hearing, he no doubt heard the whole exchange between me and his sister. In fact, looking around to an array of amused smiles, his siblings were also aware of my misunderstanding.

“I never saw…I thought…” I plopped my head into my hands, wishing I could disappear.

Sorch laughed. “Superior werewolf balance?” she parroted. “You’re so hysterical. This is why I keep you around.”

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Author T. Hammond

Author T. Hammond

About the Author
T, a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, feels writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, (re)directing stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. Although T starts out each novel with a basic outline, she finds one or two chapters into the novels, not only have the characters shredded her outline into tiny unidentifiable pieces, they use the resulting confetti in a nose-thumbing parade.

T is fully convinced the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale.

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Where to Find T. Hammond
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE NIGHT REALM (Spell Weaver) by Annette Marie

THE NIGHT REALM Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE NIGHT REALM, the first book in the adult urban fantasy series, Spell Weaver, by Annette Marie. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. You can currently pick up the ebook for just $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

THE NIGHT REALM (Spell Weaver #1) by Annette Marie

THE NIGHT REALM (Spell Weaver #1) by Annette Marie

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE NIGHT REALM
Series: Spell Weaver #1
Author: Annette Marie
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Genre:
 Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.

As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other.

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Excerpt #1
As she stepped up to the last rack of shelves, she realized she hadn’t quite reached the end of the room. Tucked beyond the last shelf was another door—solid steel with no visible handle or lock. A web of magic crisscrossed the metal and complex runes filled four overlapping circles that shifted in a spiraling pattern.

She raised her fingers, keeping a safe several inches between her skin and the steel, and traced a glowing circle. That. She’d never seen anything quite like that before, but she knew it would react to touch. How it would react was another matter.

Intrigued, she leaned in closer, peering intently at the weaving’s underlayers as she tried to work out what it did.

“Don’t touch that.”

Lyre’s voice shattered the silence right behind her. A squeak of fright escaped her as she jerked backward from the door. But, with her sudden movement, her hand went the wrong way. And her fingers, already so close to the door, slapped against the metal.

She cringed in terror, fully expecting the door to explode or her bones to melt or her skull to burst open. Nothing happened—until she tried to pull her hand away.

It was stuck.

She yanked on her hand, but it was fused to the metal as though her skin had been superglued in place.

“I told you not to touch it.”

She shot a glare at Lyre, standing two paces away. “I wouldn’t have touched it if you hadn’t startled me!”

He tucked his binder under his arm and shoved his hands in his pockets. “Why would you touch anything in here without permission?”

“I told you—” She bit off the words. “Unkey the spell.”

“Hmm.” He rocked back on his heels and a downright evil little smirk curved his lips. “Not sure I know how.”

What?

“That lovely bit of work predates me. It’s pretty complicated. Since you fancy yourself a spell expert, if you look here, you’ll see—”

He started to point, and she had no idea why, but she flinched back as though he might hit her. Her elbow bumped the door—and got stuck too.

Lyre’s hand paused. “Now look what you did.”

“I didn’t—you—get me off this!”

“As I was saying, you can see here that the weaving amalgamates anything that touches it, so it’s embedded into your skin now—”

“Get me off this door!” She jerked helplessly, her immobilized wrist and elbow twisting awkwardly.

“Well, I could pull you off, but you might lose some skin. Though, since the weaving is spreading into your flesh the longer you stand there, you might leave more than skin behind.”

Her heart kicked up to a full gallop from her growing terror. He, however, seemed perfectly calm. Amused, in fact. Humor danced in his amber eyes, softening the color to something closer to buttery gold.

He was laughing at her.

“Oh.” His eyebrows rose. “That’s quite the scowl.”

She gritted her teeth. “Get. Me. Off.”

Those irresistible lips curved up and her stomach dropped to her feet. The air heated. Why was she suddenly kind of dizzy? Shadows slid through his eyes, dimming the amber to shimmering bronze.

“Get you off?” he repeated, and his tones were all purring honey, warm and deep and sensual. “With pleasure.”

A hot blush swooped through her cheeks as she realized what she’d said. “I—I didn’t mean—I was—”

In a panic, she lurched away from him—right into the spelled door.

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Author Annette Marie

Author Annette Marie

About the Author
Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast- paced urban fantasy and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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Where to find Michele de Winton
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE CONSORT (Ascension) by K.A. Linde

THE CONSORT Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for THE CONSORT, book three in the young adult fantasy series, Ascension, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE CONSORT (Ascension #3) by K.A. Linde

THE CONSORT (Ascension #3) by K.A. Linde

About The Book
Title:
THE CONSORT
Series: Ascension #3
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
After the loss of a friend and false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won’t cooperate.

When all seems lost, she turns to the one person she never thought that she would trust:

Prince Kael.

His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colors, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem.

Even herself.

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Time was a wily beast.

It stole. It destroyed. It healed.

Constant and immovable.

And each day brought a new morning.

Time was dependable. And only time could move the world forward.

Time had slipped away from Cyrene. It was a thief in the night, scrubbing away the hours and leaving her disoriented.

At first, all she could feel was the soft bed beneath her body. For a moment, she thought of Dean. Lying against his chest, waking in the morning with his arms wrapped tightly around her, knowing that another night had passed. Another night closer to their wedding.

Then, another second ticked by, and that memory stabbed her in the chest. There would never be another morning like that. There would never be another dawn with Dean. There would never be another moment in Eleysia. For she was bound to Byern. And always would be.

Her eyes flew open, and she scrambled across the bed in horror. Her hand touched her mouth…and Kael Dremylon’s eyes slowly opened with a lazy smile on his pretty face.

“Morning,” he said, biting back a yawn.

“What in the Creator’s name are you doing in my bed?” she all but shrieked.

“Sleeping.”

“How dare you come into my quarters and share my bed with me! Do you think I have no honor? Do you think I have forgotten what you tried to do to me?”

She had woken up curled around Kael! Her leg wrapped around his. Her arm flung across his bare chest. His arms cradling her, as if he even knew what comfort was.

Now, he was staring at her as if she had gone completely insane. How could he possibly think this was okay?

“Do you know where we are?” Kael asked.

He sat up and leaned on one elbow. The sheet slipped off his body, revealing every rippling muscle. She snapped her gaze back up to his face.

“I don’t see how that matters.”

“We are on a Byern warship. This is the only room on the ship with quarters this nice. Otherwise, you can sleep below decks with the crew. Is that what you want?”

She shook her head. “Surely, there must be somewhere else. I can’t be expected to sleep here. What will everyone think?”

He laughed a bitter, rough laugh. “Now, you are concerned about this?”

“If I am to be carted back to Byern, then I should have the luxuries of an Affiliate.”

He held his hand out. “And you are afforded those luxuries.”

Cyrene opened her mouth to argue, but he cut her off.

“This is a war vessel, not a pleasure ship. We are not on procession, like the last time you had the full attention of Byern royalty in your bed,” he said viciously. “If you do not sleep with me, in my rooms, then you sleep below decks. With the crew.”

Cyrene glowered at him. Of course, he would use every advantage that he had while he had her here. And, even though she had never slept with King Edric, it still prickled her to think that everyone, including Kael, believed that she had. But, if it irritated him to consider it, then she wouldn’t contradict him.

“So, you expect me to sleep next to you the entire time I am trapped here?”

“Yes,” he said simply. “Now, if you want to roll back over and lie on me again, I won’t object.”

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Ascension Series

Book 1: THE AFFILIATE
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Book 2: THE BOUND
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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
K.A. Linde grew up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online.

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Where to Find K.A. Linde
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Release Day – THE CONSORT (Ascension) by K.A. Linde

THE CONSORT Release Day

Today is release day for THE CONSORT, book three in the young adult fantasy series, Ascension, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE CONSORT (Ascension #3) by K.A. Linde

THE CONSORT (Ascension #3) by K.A. Linde

About The Book
Title:
THE CONSORT
Series: Ascension #3
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
After the loss of a friend and false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won’t cooperate.

When all seems lost, she turns to the one person she never thought that she would trust:

Prince Kael.

His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colors, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem.

Even herself.

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“What do you want from me?” she asked softly, staring down at her hands clasped together. It was the first time in a long time that she felt helpless, and she didn’t like it. It made her want to fight harder.

“Why do I have to want something from you?”

“Because you’re Kael Dremylon.”

“Believe it or not, Cyrene,” he said, his voice drawing nearer, “I have always wanted what is best for you.”

“You’re right. I don’t believe it.”

His hand went to the tie at the end of her plait. He slowly removed it and then trailed his fingers through the braid until her hair was loose once more. It fanned around her face and down her back. She could feel the way he practically breathed her in. And she had to remain ramrod straight and still the whole time. She didn’t trust whatever passed between them when he touched her. And she couldn’t trust him.

“You should,” he whispered into her ear before disappearing completely.

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Ascension Series

Book 1: THE AFFILIATE
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Book 2: THE BOUND
Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
K.A. Linde grew up as a military brat and created fantastical stories based off of her love for Disney movies, fairy tales, and Star Wars. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, loves reading young adult novels, and dancing. Additionally, K.A. has written more than a dozen adult novels and is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

K.A. Linde loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her at kalinde45@gmail.com or visit her online.

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Where to Find K.A. Linde
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Book Blitz – CHARM (Reverse Fairytales) by J.A. Armitage

CHARM Release Blitz

Today is release day for CHARM, the first book in the young adult fantasy romance series, Reverse Fairytales, by USA Today bestselling author, J.A. Armitage. See below for information the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser.

CHARM (Reverse Fairytales #1) by J.A. Armitage

CHARM (Reverse Fairytales #1) by J.A. Armitage

About the Book
Title: CHARM (Reverse Fairytales #1) by J.A. Armitage
Series: Reverse Fairytales #1
Author: J.A. Armitage
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
You all know the story of Cinderella… 

The kingdom needs an heir and Princess Charmaine is quite aware that the job rests solely upon her shoulders. The problem is, she has no intention of ever getting married, let alone pushing a child out of her ladyparts. When her elder sister dies, Charmaine has to take her place at the ball designed to find her a husband. The problem is, she doesn’t want to choose between a hundred eligible bachelors. She just wants to live her life in peace and find love in her own time. 

Cynder knows about the impending war between his people and those of his masters, but working as an underpaid servant in the palace kitchens leaves him with little power to do anything about it. On one hand, he’s a staunch supporter of his own royal family, but he can’t deny the attraction he feels for the daughter of the king and queen he works for. 

Charm is the first in the Reverse Fairytale series by USA Today bestselling author J.A.Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairytales and turn it on its head.

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Author J.A. Armitage

Author J.A. Armitage

About the Author
Born in a small town, J.Armitage longed for adventure and travel. Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.

Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.

She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs. 

Somehow she finds time to write..

Where to Find J.A. Armitage
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal – IGNITED (Dance of the Elements) by A.M. Deese

RadiantTeen and author A.M. Deese are unveiling the cover to IGNITEDthe first book in the young adult fantasy series, Dance of the Elements, releasing March 27, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

IGNITED (Dance of the Elements #1) by A.M. Deese

IGNITED (Dance of the Elements #1) by A.M. Deese

About the Book
Title: IGNITED () by
Series: Dance of the Elements #1
Author: A.M. Deese
Publisher: Radiant Teen
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”

Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.

“To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”

Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.

In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura will use her wits or risk igniting a world war. 

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Author A.M. Deese

Author A.M. Deese

About the Author
Alexis Marrero Deese is an avid reader of young adult and fantasy. Her favorite authors include Brandon Sanderson, Jaqueline Carey, and Orson Scott Card. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and a sun tan she misses dearly since her move to northern Georgia. She has a passion for cooking, spends entirely too much time on Pinterest, and is a self-proclaimed dog training expert to her family’s legion of dogs.

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Where to find A.M. Deese
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE MERCENARY (The War Chronicles) by Petra Landon

THE MERCENARY Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE MERCENARY, the first book in the adult science fiction fantasy romance series, The War Chronicles, by Petra Landon. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE MERCENARY (The War Chronicles #1) by Petra Landon

THE MERCENARY (The War Chronicles #1) by Petra Landon

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE MERCENARY
Series: The War Chronicles #1
Author: Petra Landon
Release Date: August 25, 2017
Genre: Adult Science Fiction Fantasy  Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
She’s a prisoner of the Imperial Forces. He’s a nomad with a private mercenary army. Can a desperate girl’s risky gamble and a fierce warrior’s love turn the tide of war and alter the balance of power in their slice of space?

In a distant corner of the galaxy, Quadrant Five burns in the flames of a deadly war. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected. Once the most advanced civilization in the quadrant, they now struggle under the cruel yoke of Ketaari occupation.

Saakshi
Imprisoned by the Ketaari Imperial Forces, a young Budheya girl is sent to a distant space station to work in an alehouse. For a girl who has known only hardship in her short life, things could be worse. Until an old foe walks into the alehouse.

Zoran
Zoran is Hadari’Kor – notorious across star systems for their prowess in battle. Their fierce reputation allows them to retain their independence, even as others are forced to choose sides in the war. Drawn to a weary-eyed server girl, Zoran is forced to confront age-old traditions and question his role in the war.

The Prisoner & The Mercenary
Alone, friendless and far from home, Saakshi makes a desperate gamble to trust a formidable and enigmatic stranger whose hot gaze haunts her dreams. The fallout from this improbable pact reverberates across space. As a relentless enemy hunts her, Zoran must fight to protect Saakshi through a minefield of shifting alliances. When passion ignites amidst the embers of a smoldering war, will a warrior’s quest for justice bring a mighty Empire to its knees …

Author’s Note : A spirited and resilient girl, a fierce warrior with a conscience, a fiery passion that flares amidst the debris of a deadly war and a love that will alter the fate of an entire quadrant forms the tale of The Mercenary, a standalone story that sets the scene for The War Chronicles – a collection of SciFi Romance & Space Opera tales with romance, swashbuckling adventure & a sprinkling of action.

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“How … where did you get the suppressor from?” she asked.

And how did you acquire one so quickly?

“I called in a favor from the friend of a friend” his eyes were still lit with amusement at her awed reaction.

“Wow” she murmured softly.

For a moment, she stared down at the bracelet on her wrist, now hidden under the sleeve of her uniform, before holding out her arm for him to detach the suppressor device still attached to her bracelet.

Saakshi followed him onto his sparkling ship, where the Captain ushered her to an empty ante-room off the main hallway. He closed the door behind them for privacy and invited her to be seated. Seats thronged the chamber, though the Captain parked himself by the wall to lean against it, his stance casual with his arms folded across his chest.

“What can I do for you?” he inquired blandly, his face impassive. The teasing male from the shuttle who had indulged her with an explanation while enjoying her undisguised admiration and wonderment was gone.

Saakshi’s courage almost failed her as she stared at the big alien with the inscrutable face. She had come this far, she reminded herself, jumping to her feet to pace nervously in a tight circle before him, her arms clasped defensively around her waist.

“I have a proposition for you” she directed at the ground while continuing her perambulations.

“I’m listening” he responded unhurriedly, the dark eyes watchful of her jerky movements.

“It’s a little awkward” Saakshi muttered.

“Take your time” he invited quietly.

Saakshi paced a few more circles before taking a deep breath. She faced him, not quite managing to meet his eyes, all the while conscious of his gaze tracking her.

“I … uh … I’ve noticed how you look at me in Pik’s.”

She chanced a fleeting glance through her lashes at him. The dark eyes held an arrested expression in them as he stared back at her, his big body held rigidly still. His gaze collided boldly with hers. “And …” he prompted.

“And I was wondering if you’d be willing to protect me if I … umm … agreed to become your lover” she managed to stammer out, a far cry from the polished speech she’d spent most of her morning practicing.

“What?” the big male barked, coming off the wall aggressively to lunge at her

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Author Petra Landon

Author Petra Landon

About the Author
An avid reader all her life, only recently has Petra allowed her own imagination to run riot. She loves to travel, loves the outdoors and reads everything she can get her hands on, time permitting. Her taste in books is very eclectic – she tends to like stories with vivid and quirky characters that have elements of fantasy, adventure, romance and mystery interspersed together. A good book for her is one that makes the reader think long after it has been finished and set aside. And, one that draws the reader back to it, again and again.

To share the tales that have lived in her imagination for so long is a labor of love and a lifelong dream come true for her.

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Where to Find Petra Landon
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