Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Decision (Everlasting Trilogy) by L.K. Kuhl

The Decision Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Decision, the second book in the young adult science fiction/urban fantasy/paranormal romance Everlasting Trilogy, by L.K. Kuhl. See below for information the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Decision (Everlasting Trilogy #2) by L.K. Kuhl

The Decision (Everlasting Trilogy #2) by L.K. Kuhl

About The Book
Title: The Decision
Series: Everlasting Trilogy #2
Author: L.K. Kuhl
Publisher: Clean Reads
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
The guests are invited. The cake is all set. In just a few short hours Sophia Bandell will be saying “I do” to a guy she isn’t sure she loves. But where does she go from here? She feels her life is headed in a downhill spiral. Her first and real true love, Tate Forester, is a ghost. But he’s the man she wants to be with…the one she can’t live without. Sophia is faced with the toughest decision of her life. Does she forget about Tate and marry the egotistical lawyer, Aaron Stuart? Or does she take the plunge and join Tate to be with him for eternity?

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Excerpt #3
The door flung open, and we pushed our way inside. Mom stood at the sink. She dabbed at her face with a tissue and turned slowly toward us. Her puffy and red-rimmed eyes sent a coldness shuffling through me.

“What’s wrong, Mom? Did something happen?”

She nodded and pointed in the direction of Bob’s bed. “Over there.”

My gaze shot to the corner. My hot, fluttery stomach plummeted with an iron heaviness. Dad, hunching beside Bob, rubbed the dog’s head and stroked his chin and ears. Bob lay there lifeless, unmoving. Symphony curled up tight beside him, her head bundled in close to Bob’s. Her body stayed still, and cloudy eyes revealing her heartbreak.

I rushed over, dropping my purse to the floor. “No… please no.”

Dad looked at me with tears in his eyes while I slid to the floor, coming to rest by Bob’s bed. “He’s really sick, Sophia. Sometime throughout the day his stomach acted up again, and his hips gave out. He hasn’t touched a bite all day and can’t walk anymore.”

“Shouldn’t we call Doc Fitzner?” I scrambled up, racing to the phone. “I’ll call him.”

“I’ve already done that. Made an emergency call to him this afternoon. He saw Bob and gave him some medicine, but said there’s nothing we can do.”

I fought to swallow— why was it so stinking hard to swallow? As I clasped my hands under my chin, the hot tears engulfed my eyes, dripping down onto my face. I staggered back over to Dad and Bob. Dad got up and brought an unsure hand up to my face like he was going to wipe away my tears. But, being the awkward dad he was, his arm flopped to his side again and he simply said, “He’s old, Soph.”

“But Dad.” My tear-soaked voice croaked out. “We can’t give up on him.”

My wobbly legs gave out and I sank to the floor, curling up beside Bob. Symphony raised her head to look at me, but plopped it back down again, the fur at the corners of her eyes damp. I gathered him in my arms and buried my face into his fur. He let out a small whimper and licked the side of my face, trying to comfort me. Me, when it was him who was slipping away. In spite of all of Bob’s pain and suffering, the love he had for me was unwavering. It was amazing the way a dog never pulled judgement, was never self-serving, and loved you no matter what the circumstances. Bob loved beyond all reason, even on his darkest days. He was always there to cheer me up.

Dad cleared his throat, his voice hoarse and shaky. “I’m sorry.”

I sat back up on my heels. “What do we do? There’s gotta be something.” Hope swam in my eyes, searching his face for an answer.

Mom let out a small sob, still standing by the sink. Dad’s spine bowed and his shoulders drooped. His voice wheezed out in a flat monotone, “He’s gonna to have to be put down. He’ll never walk again.”

I jerked my head back. “What? You can’t be serious.” My voice quavered, the disbelief and sadness slamming me in the chest. “There has to be something we can do for him. I’m not just gonna throw him away. I can’t live without Bob.”

The tears started to roll again. I couldn’t stop them, my breath coming out in hitching, violent sobs. Mom came to sit by me, collecting me tight in her arms. Aaron leaned against the sink, his arms wrapped underneath his chest.

Mom wiped the tears from my face and tucked a strand of hair behind my ears. “It’s okay. Bob is suffering now, sweetie. He’ll be in a better place.”

A better place. The words resounded in my head like a reverberating thunderclap. Bob would be going to where Matt and Mandy had gone. I’m sure dogs didn’t have unfinished business, so he wouldn’t become a ghost. If what Mandy had told me was true, Bob was going to love where he was going. He would be at peace, and he would be alive in all things. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad for him. It was us that would lose, not Bob. The sadness would be unbearable. It would hurt like a stake in the heart to see him go, but if I could at least know that he would always be around me, like Tate, maybe the dagger wouldn’t hurt so much.

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Everlasting by L.K. Kuhl

Everlasting by L.K. Kuhl

About Book 1
Title: Everlasting
Series: Everlasting Trilogy #1
Author: L.K. Kuhl
Publisher: Clean Reads
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bandell is scared of boys, and her biggest fear is dying. Boys make her uncomfortable and itchy and dying is …well …dying. She is ecstatic when her long lost friend calls her, inviting her to spend the summer with her on the beach at Charleston, South Carolina.

When a plastic saucer hits her in the head as she’s sunbathing, Sophia has no idea it will forever change the course of her life. It is there she comes face to face with the impressive Tate Forester.

She is scared and …itchy, but he’s gorgeous and she can’t shake him from her mind. They begin dating and Sophia soon knows he’s the one.

But things turn dark when she learns Tate isn’t the person she thinks he is, and the real reason her friend has brought her to the beach will teach her about life after death.

This everlasting summer on the beach gives Sophia a sweet taste of first love—the happiness as well as the heartbreak. 

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Author L.K. Kuhl

Author L.K. Kuhl

About the Author
L.K. Kuhl lives in Nebraska with her husband Gene of twenty-nine years, young son, Nathan, and Greg, their Black Lab dog. She has two older daughters, Morgan and Brittani and son-in-law, Trevor.

L.K. has been writing for over twenty years. She first began writing children’s books and poetry, moved on to writing music, and is now writing Young Adult and Adult novels. She loves spending time with her family, vacationing, writing, reading, and taking long walks.

It’s the characters who write their own stories in her novels, and she is just their messenger, sharing it with the world.

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Where to Find L.K. Kuhl
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Skye (The Dragon Kings) by Kimberly Loth

Skye Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Syke, the fourth book in the young adult paranormal/urban fantasy series, The Dragon Kings, by Kimberly Loth. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Skye (The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth

Skye (The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth

About the Book
Title:
 Skye
Series: The Dragon Kings #4
Author: Kimberly Loth
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Rowan Winters is completely in love. With a shifter dragon.

But the drop-dead gorgeous Skye only thinks of Rowan as her best friend. But when she turns up in his room in the middle of the night in tears, he yearns to do whatever he can to help her. Even if that means running away and letting his family think he’s dead.

Skye’s entire world turns upside down the day her scales turns black. She knows she’ll have to flee to find answers. But she wasn’t planning on Rowan coming too. She just wanted to say goodbye. He is so eager to help that she can’t leave him behind even though she knows she’ll never be able to love him in return.

Together, they fight off murderous dragons and uncover sinister plans. But can they find the answers Skye so desperately seeks? And can Rowan sacrifice everything he knows to win her heart?

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Excerpt – Chapter 2
Skye changed direction and instead of heading south for the warm waters of the gulf, she flew northwest. Her mind tried to make sense of what just happened. Her anger for Everett had turned into fear of what was to come. Everett would have the answers. But she might not like the answers he gave.

She certainly didn’t like the consequences of his last answer. To never love again. That was the cost of removing the seal to Sid. She gladly gave it up. But now. Now something was missing and she ached to love again.

After an hour she flew over Yellowstone and marveled at the fact that she wasn’t dead. That meant Sid and Aspen were still alive as well. Perhaps Aspen had become queen. Skye hoped so. She liked her. Plus, if the prophecy was fulfilled, Sid would be the right leader for the job.

She flew over Sid’s house and faltered for a second. Rowan was asleep in there. Sweet Rowan. He’d become her best friend. Her heart tightened at the thought of never seeing him again. It was strange how the ache she often felt disappeared when she was around him. He made her feel human.

She didn’t know what would happen when she found Everett. But if she was a king and the prophecy was being fulfilled, she’d be too caught up in the dragon wars to even think about her human friends. She supposed it couldn’t hurt to stop and say goodbye. She owed him that. After all, he’d been there for her when no one else had been.

She dove for the house before she talked herself out of it. She wanted to feel human again, if only for a minute.

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Author Kimberly Loth

Author Kimberly Loth

About the Author
Kimberly Loth can’t decide where she wants to settle down. She’s lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, California, Oregon, and South Carolina.

She finally decided to make the leap and leave the U.S. behind for a few years. After living in Cairo, Egypt for 2 years, she’s decided to go to the Far East and currently calls Shenzhen, China home. She loves romantic movies, chocolate, roses, and crazy adventures.

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Where to Find Kimberly Loth
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Book Blast – Excerpt + Giveaway – Skye (The Dragon Kings) by Kimberly Loth

Skye Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blast for Syke, the fourth book in the young adult paranormal/urban fantasy series, The Dragon Kings, by Kimberly Loth. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Skye (The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth

Skye (The Dragon Kings #4) by Kimberly Loth

About the Book
Title:
 Skye
Series: The Dragon Kings #4
Author: Kimberly Loth
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Rowan Winters is completely in love. With a shifter dragon.

But the drop-dead gorgeous Skye only thinks of Rowan as her best friend. But when she turns up in his room in the middle of the night in tears, he yearns to do whatever he can to help her. Even if that means running away and letting his family think he’s dead.

Skye’s entire world turns upside down the day her scales turns black. She knows she’ll have to flee to find answers. But she wasn’t planning on Rowan coming too. She just wanted to say goodbye. He is so eager to help that she can’t leave him behind even though she knows she’ll never be able to love him in return.

Together, they fight off murderous dragons and uncover sinister plans. But can they find the answers Skye so desperately seeks? And can Rowan sacrifice everything he knows to win her heart?

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Excerpt
Skye was a coward. She knew that, but she couldn’t bring herself to stay and watch Sid and Aspen commit suicide. There was no way the council would allow Aspen to become queen.

Not to mention that then Skye would have to know the exact moment when she died, because anyone who pledged loyalty to Sid would die the second he did. No, running away was better. She should have enough time to get to her parents before death came. She’d able to say goodbye.

This was her fault. Pearl had told her to keep Aspen safe. Instead she’d gone and made everything worse. Maybe if she’d kept Aspen at home, Sid would’ve been fine.

If she’d never given Sid that damn loyalty seal, she wouldn’t be this close to death. She wasn’t sure what she was thinking at that time. Part of her thought he’d make it. Another part didn’t care whether she lived or died. It wasn’t like she’d have much of a life anymore.

When Sid became King she found Everett and begged him to remove the seal that marked how much she loved him. He did and now she longer had a swirl of gold on her ankle. But Everett warned her there would be a price to pay. She gladly paid it at the time, but but she hadn’t expected to feel so empty.

For a half second she thought about heading to Everett’s instead of her parents. Maybe he could remove the loyalty seal before she died. She shook her head. How cowardly of her. The price would  not be worth it. That was for sure.

She was only fooling herself though. She would make the same decision if given the choice. Aspen was the only way they could possibly survive. When Skye dropped Aspen off , there were three possible outcomes. One, she and Sid would die and all those with loyalty seals would as well. Two, Helios, the final dragon that Sid needed to secure all the loyalty seals got to him before the council had a chance to killed him. Or three. Aspen could be become queen. She’d have to convince the council that she should be queen and pass the queen’s tests  She hoped Aspen could do it.

She felt her wings tiring. This could be the beginning of her death. She hadn’t known anyone who had died because of the loyalty seal and didn’t know how it worked. She spotted a lake below her and decided to stop and get a drink. She had to make it home.

Skye landed a little rougher than normal. This had to be the end. She staggered over to the water and took a deep drink. The water sparkled under the full moon. Skye stretched her wings out and swiveled her neck around to scratch her nose. She froze. Her wing was no longer silver.

This must be part of her death. Or at least that was what she tried to convince herself of. Adrenaline coursed through her veins and she no longer felt tired. Dragons didn’t change color before they died. In fact dragons never changed color. Except when they became king. Then they turned black.

Skye spun neck around the other direction. It was more than her wings that had changed. Her whole body was now a deep coal black.

This was impossible. There was no way she could become king. Sid was king. Unless he died. Then someone else would take his place, but that someone had to be a full royal dragon and male. Of which she was neither. There had to be some huge mistake. This had to be a dream. She stuck her head in the cold water and came out again. Still black. This wasn’t possible.

Unless.

That stupid prophecy.

The one that said three kings would rise. The one that said they could come from other races. But she was still female. Something was definitely wrong. She was also still very much alive. She couldn’t go see her parents now, not like this. No, she had to go see the one dragon who could explain how this happened.

She wracked her brain trying to think of everything she’d learned about the prophecy. She loved history and so she studied a lot, but this baffled her. Nothing in the prophecy said anything about a girl.  She’d spent hours listening to Everett’s boring details about the prophecy, yet he hadn’t mentioned that females could become kings. He was so in for it.

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Author Kimberly Loth

Author Kimberly Loth

About the Author
Kimberly Loth can’t decide where she wants to settle down. She’s lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, California, Oregon, and South Carolina. She finally decided to make the leap and leave the U.S. behind for a few years. Currently, she lives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband and two kids.

She is a high school math teacher by day (please don’t hold that against her) and YA author by night. She loves romantic movies, chocolate, roses, and crazy adventures. Kissed is her first novel..

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Where to Find Kimberly Loth
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Cover Reveal – Unbreakable (The Cupid Chronicles) by Kallie Ross

Unbreakable Cover Reveal

Author, Kallie Ross, is unveiling the cover to Unbreakable, the first book in her young adult paranormal/urban fantasy series, The Cupid Chronicles, releasing November 14, 2016. See below for the cover and a pre-order link.

Unbreakable (The Cupid Chronicles #1) by Kallie Ross

Unbreakable (The Cupid Chronicles #1) by Kallie Ross

About the Book
Title:
 Unbreakable
Series: The Cupid Chronicles #1
Author: Kallie Ross
Release Date: November 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Dying for the love of your life…

Evelyn Bowden thought her story was over. Little did she realize, it had just begun.

The heavens made her a Cupid– a supernatural with the rarest ability. One that allows her to pierce both mortals and immortals with arrows possessing everlasting love. But Evelyn soon discovers Cupids fight a battle in a long fought war.

A duty to protect the purest form of love…

As Evelyn embarks on her first mission, helping a Gargoyle find his true love, she is exposed to the blurred battle lines between light and darkness. While an unknown threat proves it’s willing to do anything to get their hands on Evelyn and her arrows, the heavens send Andel Lambros to help protect her. She finds herself at risk of being distracted by her former mentor, Andel, a stunning Cupid with dimples hard to ignore.

Missing her mark could lead to a supernatural war…

 Having no idea how powerful she is, Evelyn is forced to put everything on the line as she balances the fate of the world on the tip of her arrow. But will love conquer all once she hits her mark, or will all be lost in the end?

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About the Author
Writing unique adventures with heart.

Kallie Ross has a passion for writing that has become an adventure in itself. She desires to create unique young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction.

In addition to loving her life as a writer, Kallie adores being a wife, mother, friend, and teacher. She began her creative journey with books, a blog, podcast, and lots of caffeine. Ross never imagined her own adventure would be filled with so many wonderful people or words!

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Where to find Kallie Ross
Goodreads Website Facebook Twitter | Tumblr
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Cover Reveal – Succubus by Brandon Varnell

Author Brandon Varnell is unveiling the cover to Succubus, an upper-young adult urban fantasy romance, releasing November 1, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Succubus by Brandon Varnell

Succubus by Brandon Varnell

About the Book
Title:
 Succubus
Author: Brandon Varnell
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: Upper Young Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Christian is the Catholic Church’s best executioner. Dedicated. Devout. Deadly. Ever since the Church saved him from the decimated ruins of his hometown, his commitment to their cause has been unshakable.

Then he’s sent to execute Lilith, who lives in Seal Beach, California. He’s baffled. Lilith is afraid of men. The Church believes she’s a succubus, but he just can’t see it. Yet the way men—both human and monster alike—act as if they’ve been possessed whenever she’s near is disturbing.

With lustful men attacking Lilith and monsters attacking him for being near Lilith, Christian must uncover what’s really going on, and soon, or innocent blood will run through the streets—as will his own.

Love. It can kill a man..

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Author Brandon Varnell

Author Brandon Varnell

About the Author
Brandon Varnell is a writer… the end.

… Just kidding.

Brandon Varnell is the writer of the American Kitsune series. He has absolutely no skill at anything aside from writing and looking half-baked. He used to play guitar, but due to laziness, he never went anywhere with it. He also used to play a lot of video games, but after suffering this terrible affliction called book addiction, he only plays occasionally these days. Brandon lives mostly within his own imagination, but can occasionally be found in Phoenix, Arizona.

For several years now – at least three – Brandon has dreamed of becoming a full-time author. He would love it if the time came when he could wake up, write several thousand words, and then call it a day. To reach this goal, he tends to write. A lot. He writes fan fiction, he writes original fiction, he writes Erotic fiction… oh, wait. No, he doesn’t. He just writes stories with a lot of fan service.

Aside from being an avid writer, Brandon also likes to cosplay. You can generally find him at the local Comicon dressed as various characters from movies, video games and anime. It’s also not all that unusual to find him walking around town in a red trench coat, no shirt and carrying a large sword on his back. Kudos to those of you who get the reference. His current favorite people to cosplay are Han Solo (who doesn’t want to be a roguish smuggler?), Cloud Strife (he likes the big ass sword), Dante, and Squall Leonhart. He has also thought of trying to cosplay as Darth Vader or Zero (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass), but has decided to stay away from all black cosplay since he lives in Arizona – it’s really hot in that state, you know.

He also loves anime, which makes a lot of sense, seeing how the entire American Kitsune series is basically just one big anime parody..

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Where to Find Brandon Varnell
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway and Sale – Darkness Savage (The Dark Cycle) by Rachel A. Marks

Darkness Savage Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Darkness Savage, the third book in the young adult urban fantasy series, The Dark Cycle, by Rachel A. Marks. See below for information on the books, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. And during the month of October, you can pick up the first two books for just $1.99 (for both)! See below for details.

Darkness Savage (The Dark Cycle #3) by Rachel A. Marks

Darkness Savage (The Dark Cycle #3) by Rachel A. Marks

About the Book
Title: Darkness Savage
Series: The Dark Cycle #3
Author: Rachel A. Marks
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Aidan faces a crushing choice: give in to the demands of the forces of Darkness in order to save his sister, Ava, or fight on the side of good and risk losing her forever. With so much at stake and so little time, Aidan embarks on a mission to finish assembling a team of “Lights,” other teens whose special abilities are linked to his own.

Meanwhile, Rebecca discovers that she’s more than just a normal teen, and that the power awakening inside her may be stronger than she ever could have imagined. As the city plunges into chaos and Aidan doubts his plan of attack, Rebecca’s newfound gift may tip the balance in the wrong direction.

In this thrilling final installment of The Dark Cycle trilogy, will Aidan find the help he needs to release the world from Darkness’s grip? Or will he lose everything he’s been desperately trying to save, including his soul?.

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Excerpt (Rebecca Emery)
I’ve been sitting in the living room, staring at the patterns on the Surya rug and chewing on my nails since Tray called an Uber to take him and Samantha home. My treat, since the mess was pretty much my fault. I should’ve never let Samantha tag along with me to see a witch. I can’t let her get caught up in all my crazy magical mess. That girl is not prepared for reality. In the car on the way home, we didn’t even talk about the demon attack, as if we were all trying to pretend it hadn’t happened. And even though we got away, I can’t stop wondering: Why didn’t it hurt me?

The sound of the doorbell nearly makes me jump out of my skin when it hums through the living room. I hesitate and then realize its probably Connor come to check on me. The guy needs to learn how to text me warnings in moments like this, after a demon attacks.

When I let him into the house, he steps over the threshold, looking around the wide-open entryway suspiciously before grabbing me and smothering me to his chest. You need to be more careful. Where was the demon? My God, Rebecca, you couldve been—” his voice catches and he squeezes me tighter.

Connor, I cant breathe,I say into his shirt.

He releases me a little but doesnt let me go entirely, resting his forehead against mine. I kiss his cheek and then tug him to the couch to sit. Im okay,I say as we settle in beside each other. And Im going to be wearing my amulet from now on, so theres nothing to worry about.

I cant lose you to this craziness,he whispers. The vulnerable look in his eyes makes my chest hurt. Then I realize how sunken they are, the dark circles under them, how pale he is. Even the smattering of sun freckles on the bridge of his nose looks dimmed.

Im okay,I repeat, touching his temple. But you arent. You look so sick. What happened?

He shakes his head.

I scoot closer to him, leaning my head on his shoulder, my fear turning sour at the thought of how vulnerable he is, how much danger hes in sticking to Aidans side.

I cant stand this,I say, feeling it all fall on me like a lead blanket.

He just breathes and takes my hand in his, curling his fingers over mine. Im so glad youre okay,he says. He shifts to face me, and I find myself studying his features, that lovely sun-kissed face. I want to be the sun and kiss that skin. Always.

I lean in and gently touch my lips to his jaw, tightening my grip in his.

His body stiffens at the soft connection. He leans back a little and looks me in the eye, a question there between us. And I marvel at the way he seems to understand me, the way he cares about me. Because in all this horror, theres this thing between us. Its more subtle than it was with Aidan. Its a secret in my heart that I barely know myself.

I find my body leaning closer again as the thought comes to me. I graze my lips against his and release a sigh, feeling his warmth, his presence, like it could save me.

His hand pulls from mine to touch me, his fingers trailing a path over my leg, gripping my waist. I sink into the kiss, my urgency growing, and find myself getting lost in how much I want more. How much I want him. My hands turn to fists tugging on his shirt. My body moves as close as it can, pressing into his chest, my breath stuttering, mingling with his as his hands anchor me to him.

His fingers find the hem of my shirt, and calloused palms slip underneath, glide up my side, squeezing my ribs, flickering fire over my skin, bringing it to life. I gasp at the sensation, at the feel of his mouth on my neck.

The sound seems to undo him. He finds my lips again and leans into the kiss, forcing me down against the couch cushion, pressing with his fingertips at the curve of my hip as he settles between my legs. The cautious Connor is nowhere to be found now, his gentleness evaporated, replaced by desperation and need, his and mine. Because I ache everywhere, my whole body pulses with focus. On him, on the tastes and smells, the feel of it all as it consumes me.

I help him pull his shirt over his head. He tugs mine up more, starting to trail kisses along my colar bone

Emery!The shocked, angry voice fills the room. My father.

I yank my shirt back down and wiggle out from under Connor, my knees coming up to my chest, like making myself smaller will save me.

What the hell is happening here?he asks from several feet away. His suit jacket is on the floor at his feet as if he dropped it in his shock.

Connor doesnt react as quickly as I do. His body moves away from mine slowly, his bare chest suddenly very obvious in the dark room. He mutters under his breath, Shit,and then releases a sigh as he pulls his shirt back on. Only after hes put himself back together does he look at my dad. Sir, Im very sorry.

You bet your ass you areyoure going to be.My dad is so not a tough guy. I can see his face change from anger to confusion as Connor standsall six feet and broad shoulders of him. That side of my dad that wants to kill Connor seems to be warring with the commonsense side of him that knows hes an investment guy who barely ever works out.

I try to swallow but I cant because my throats become a desert. Dad, please,I manage to say, not sure what Im asking for. Dont kill my boyfriend.

Im a jackass,Connor says, putting his hands in his pockets and hunching his shoulders. Ill just go.And he heads for the door.

I jump up and make it to his side, stopping him as he gets to the entryway. Just wait.Then I look over at my dad, giving him a pleading look. Dad, can we take a second here?I hadnt really wanted these two to meet because the idea felt so alien, like then Id have to choose between the two worlds Ive been trying to juggle lately. I certainly didnt want them to meet like this. But now, seeing both of them in the same room, my life suddenly seems much more average than it is. Its actually nice to have a normal teenage problem; my dad caught me making out with a guy on the couch.

Its almost awesome.

Excuse me, Emery, but this young man needs to go,my dad says in a tight voice. Now.

His names Connor. This is the guy you were asking me about.

Rebecca,Connor says, touching my arm gently, hes right, I should go.

This is the boy with the beat-up Jeep?my dad says, as if Connor isnt still standing right there.

Connor, Dad. His name is Connor. And hes my . . . well, hes my boyfriend.

I didnt think it was possible for my dads eyes to widen any more, but they do.

Connor rubs his temple and shakes his head. Rebecca, Im leaving.

Stop calling her that!my father suddenly roars.

Connor jerks back at the sound.

No one calls her that,my dad adds more quietly. And the thing hes not saying rings loud in the air, Only Charlie called her Rebecca. My heart squeezes tight in my chest. This is insane,he says more to himself, running a hand over his forehead.

Daddy, its fine,I say, stepping closer, wanting to get that lost look out of his eyes. Because it is fine. And very normal. Im good, I promise. Better than good.I want to say, When Connors with me I feel like myself again, innocent of pain, like before Charlie died. And I miss that feeling.

He looks at me for several seconds before asking in a calmer voice,How old is he?

Please stop talking about him like he isnt right here,I say carefully, motioning to Connor.

Connor holds out a hand, like hes trying to tell me not to defend him. I understand. This looks bad.

Yes, it does.My dad seems to deflate even more. Its also a very new experience for me.

It shouldnt have happened,Connor says, and I know he means it one hundred percent. He feels like he lost control, went too far with me. And hes obviously unhappy with himself about it.

Dont be ridiculous!I say, making them both look over at me in surprise. You two are being crazy. Of course it shouldve happened. Im a healthy sixteen-year-old girl, Im not a nun, even if Ive been living like one. I should be kissing boys and making out with them, but instead all Im doing is feeling sad and lost, and Im sick of it.I pause and look between the two of them, but neither one seems to know what to say, so I add, Im going to be a normal girl now. Im going to get into trouble and skinny-dip and get caught by my dad making out with my favorite guya guy who makes me happy and safe and whole. Three things I havent felt in far too long.

Connors lips tip up in a slight grin.

My dads mouth has come open a little in shock.

So, who wants some ice cream?I ask, straightening my shirt. After all that, I need chocolate and guilty-pleasure TV. What do you think, Dad? Should we introduce Connor to Rehab Addict? And then we can discuss how grounded I am. Man, I havent been grounded in forever. Itll be fun.

I walk past them as they blink at each other. Silent questions bounce between them as I head into the kitchen.

When they pause only for a few awkward seconds before following me, Dad first and then Connor walking hesitantly like hes not sure what else to do, I find myself considering a future, looking forward to it instead of fearing it, and the warmth that fills me nearly lifts me off the ground.

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Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle #1) by Rachel A. Marks

Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle #1) by Rachel A. Marks

About Book 1
Title: Darkness Brutal
Series: The Dark Cycle #1
Author: Rachel A. Marks
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.

In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava.

But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.

With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?

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Darkness Fair (The Dark Cycle #2) by Rachel A. Marks

Darkness Fair (The Dark Cycle #2) by Rachel A. Marks

About Book 2
Title: Darkness Fair #2
Series: The Dark Cycle
Author: Rachel A. Marks
Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Against the backdrop of an ancient battle between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness, Aidan struggles to control the newly awakened powers that seem to be his only hope for rescuing his little sister Ava, who is now trapped somewhere beyond the Veil.

As he gravitates to Kara, the beguiling and dangerously unstable girl who helped him realize his abilities, a terrible mistake of fate is revealed that points him back toward Rebecca, whose role is becoming more critical to the battle. And no matter what his heart wants, it might be too late to stop the pieces already in motion.

Without knowing the sacrifices that will be required of them, Aidan and his motley crew of friends—each with their own role to play—must face the demon threat head-on.

They’re the only ones keeping the growing army of Darkness at bay, and if they fail, the future of humanity could be lost.

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Author Rachel A. Marks

Author Rachel A. Marks

About the Author
Rachel A. Marks is an award-winning author and professional artist, a SoCal girl, cancer survivor, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. She was voted: Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she’ll never have to test the theory. Her debut series The Dark Cycle, described as Dickens’ Oliver Twist meets TV’s Supernatural, is now out through Skyscape, beginning with DARKNESS BRUTAL.

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Where to Find Rachel A. Marks
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Gravity by A. B. Bloom

Gravity Cover Reveal

Author A.B. Bloom is unveiling the cover to Gravity, a young adult paranormal/urban fantasy, releasing October 31, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and details on her giveaway.

Gravity by A.B. Bloom

Gravity by A.B. Bloom

About the Book
Title: Gravity
Author: A.B. Bloom
Release Date: October 31, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
They are calling it the End of Days. The world is plunging into darkness, the days growing shorter and the nights longer. Meteor showers are falling to the earth and there are some who would take advantage of the growing darkness.

For sixteen-year-old Bronte Bell, her problems are closer to home. Since her birthday she’s become weaker, her bones breaking, her hair falling out and plagued with constant migraines. No one can explain why. Until a mysterious new boy arrives and tells her that everything is not as it seems. She is not what she seems.

Drawn into a war that divides the sky, Bronte is torn between her desire to save the world and her growing connection with Nick. But she will have to let go of reality as she knows it, if she is to accept her role in destiny before the Hunter, who has been tracking her since birth, finds and destroys any chance she has of making the choice which is her birthright to make.

Her destiny will change everything . . .

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Author A.B. Bloom

Author A.B. Bloom

About The Author
Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress!  Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic) by Danielle Annett

Burned by Fire Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Burned by Fire, the third book in the new adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood & Magic, by Danielle Annett. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic #3) by Danielle Annett

Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic #3) by Danielle Annett

About the Book
Title: Burned by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #3
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Aria’s pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn’t making it any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation—the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends.

Aria has been hired to save a child once before, and she failed. That failure has haunted her even to this day and she won’t let herself fail again. With the HAC closing in, and complications between herself and the Pack rising, Aria has no choice but to succeed. A child’s life is on the line and Aria will risk everything to save that life..

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Excerpt #2
I trudged up the stairs to my apartment and wiped wet tendrils from my face. Water sloshed in my boots, a reminder of today’s most recent adventure. I’d had the pleasure of bodyguard duty for a water nymph, which was no easy task given that, in her eyes, I was a glorified babysitter, and we happened to be staying in a cabin that was mere feet from the Spokane River. It was the middle of January, and I’d taken the polar bear plunge more than once today. I was chilled to the bone, wet, hungry, and I sorely needed a good cup of coffee, or three.

Only one more flight of stairs to go. I could already taste the coffee on my tongue and feel the hot spray of a warm shower against my skin.

As my apartment door came into view, the hairs on the back of my neck rose and my body went on high alert. Something was off, and dammit, wasn’t that just my luck. I stood in the hall, a chilling breeze whipping my wet hair around my face from the open balcony doors and stinging my cheeks. Shit, it was cold.

I narrowed my gaze. Why were the balcony doors open in the middle of winter? It was like a blizzard out there. I stepped closer toward the balcony, intending to shut the doors, when a splash of red to my left caught my attention instead. There was blood on the doorknob leading into my apartment. This couldn’t be good.

I took a deep breath and debated just turning around. I was too tired to deal with anything else today. Was it too much to ask for some dry clothes and a hot cup of coffee? For chrissakes, I’d take a cold cup of coffee at this point. Then again, it was my apartment, and with my luck, there would be a dead body inside and I’d be framed for the murder. Why couldn’t stuff like this happen at a decent time of day when I was fully rested?

I pressed my ear against the door. Well, really it was more like I slumped against the door, but the result was the same. I listened for any signs of movement. The wooden door was cool against my cheek. Silence greeted me. Hmm, maybe there really is a dead body, I mused with a sick sense of morbid curiosity.

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Cursed by Fire (Blood and Magic #1) by Danielle Annett

Cursed by Fire (Blood and Magic #1) by Danielle Annett

About Book 1
Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: January 28, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life..

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Kissed by Fire (Blood and Magic #2) by Danielle Annett

Kissed by Fire (Blood and Magic #2) by Danielle Annett

About Book 1
Title: Kissed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #2
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
As Friend of the Pack, Aria Naveed should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt her down, and she is determined to find out why.

When Aria gains command of Sanborn Place and takes on a case involving a mysterious paranormal, her life is put in more peril than ever as she finds herself bound to an influential power player. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s puppet, but must tread carefully as she traverses the streets of Spokane, WA, or risk being overwhelmed by the forces moving against her.

As the only known pyrokinetic in the area, Aria is in high demand, but not for her services. It seems that to those in power, she’s worth more dead than alive, and if a mysterious enemy has their way, she won’t live long enough to find out why. ..

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Author Danielle Annett

Author Danielle Annett

About The Author
Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.
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Where to Find Danielle Annett
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy) by Grace White

Awaken Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Awaken, the first book in the young adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, The Lilituria Prophecy, by Grace White. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy #1) by Grace White

Awaken (The Lilituria Prophecy #1) by Grace White

About the Book
Title: Awaken
Series: The Lilituria Prophecy #1
Author: Grace White
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | iBooks

Synopsis
For Daiya Cattiva, turning eighteen is a nightmare come true. Once she Awakens, her body will no longer be her own, and she will thirst for physical connection—need it to survive. But the bond is only temporary, and Daiya will be forced to satiate the demon inside her, time and time again. For that is the burden of the Lilituria.

But Daiya doesn’t want to hurt anyone—especially not the cute guy in class, with his annoying charm and fervent persistence. Staying away from Kai Stanton is the smart thing to do. The only choice she has. But when she loses control and kisses him, everything changes, and Daiya knows their connection is deeper than just fleeting lust.

Determined to uncover the truth, Daiya finds herself at the heart of an ancient prophecy that could alter the balance of good and evil forever.

She was never supposed to fall in love, but their love will change everything.

Book #1 in a brand new mature YA / NA paranormal romance series. Suitable for readers 17+.

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“You said something before, when we first met,” I said.

“What?”

“You said you’d been the new guy once. What did you mean?”

“I moved to Decker on my thirteenth birthday. New town, new school, new friends.” He shrugged as if it wasn’t a big deal.

“Oh, come on.” I nudged him. “Star hockey player, you couldn’t have struggled to fit in that much.”

Kai ran a hand through is hair. “I was in a bad place back then.”

Something about the bitterness in Kai’s voice silenced my reply. Instead, I said, “What’s a girl got to do to get a drink around here?”

Kai laughed, a deep rumble vibrating from his chest. “This way, milady.” He stood and offered his hand.

We collected orders from the rest of the group and made our way to the kitchen. 

“What’ll it be?” he asked from the refrigerator. 

“Soda is fine.”

“Why do I get the feeling you don’t live life in the fast lane?” His head disappeared behind the door.

“Are you calling me boring?”

He reappeared. “I like it. I can’t explain it, Daiya, but I feel like I’ve known you longer than a couple of weeks. Is that crazy?”

“I—”

Kai closed the door and placed down a couple of cans of soda. His eyes burned through me as he stalked forward, and I stepped back, my back hitting the counter that ran the length of the room. 

“Kai, I …” My eyes shuttered, the flames building. I clutched the amethyst teardrop through my hoodie, and Kai’s eyes dropped to my chest. When they met mine again, they were swirling with lust.

“Daiya.”

I swallowed hard, my mouth dry. 

“What is happening between us?”

My heart thumped against my chest so hard I felt a little lightheaded, but still, Kai’s eyes didn’t let up, and I was sure I would combust from the charged look he was giving me. 

He inched closer and reached out for my hair. Pinching a strand behind his fingers, Kai smiled. “All I can think about right now is kissing you.” His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I remember the way you taste.”

“I …” My lips parted. I wanted this. I wanted to experience Kai’s mouth on mine for real. Not like it had been in the bar or how it was in my dreams. But something held me back, and I pressed my hands against his chest, inhaling a strained breath. “We should get back out there.” I released a sigh, hoping he could see that I wanted this, but I just wasn’t ready to cross that line.

Not until I knew what it meant. 

Kai’s head dropped to mine, and he let out a long breath of his own.

Why had I pulled away? This was what I wanted, wasn’t it? But what if the prophecy was wrong? What if what Kai was experiencing was just a reaction to me? To my awakening? 

“Hey.” His soft voice brought me back to the room. “Come on.”

I nodded and forced my lips into a smile. But the thoughts wouldn’t leave. There were too many questions still. Too many outcomes. And one stood out above all the others: even if what Kai and I felt was real, there would come a day when he discovered who I was.

What I was.

And then what?

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Author Grace White

Author Grace White

About the Author
Grace White is author of the upcoming ‘Lilituria Prophecy Series’, a mature YA / NA paranormal romance.

She resides in the UK with her family and enjoys reading, binge watching series on her Amazon Firestick, and losing herself in a good book.
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Where to Find Grace White
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Release Day + Giveaway – Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth) by J.P. Epperson

Angelic Anarchy Release Day

Today is release day for Angelic Anarchy, the first book in her urban fantasy paranormal romance series, Heaven on Earth, by J.P. Epperson. See below for information on the book, buy links, the book’s playlist, and details on her giveaway.

Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth #1) by J.P. Epperson

Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth #1) by J.P. Epperson

About the Book
Title:
 Angelic Anarchy
Series: Heaven on Earth #1
Author: J.P. Epperson
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Where there is goodness, evil is sure to follow. Where there is light, darkness is never far behind.

Belleeza isn’t the angel your parents told you about as a child. She’s a weapon. A warrior. But even warriors have their weaknesses—and even warriors can have their hearts broken. Betrayed by the only man she’s ever loved, Belleeza throws herself into an unusual mission to find a missing teenage boy. But the treacherous path she finds herself on could lead her closer towards the darkness than she had ever imagined—perhaps even into the depths of Hell itself. And what about Colton, the beautiful angel turned demon who trampled all over her heart?

Betrayals, secrets, torture, and passion. Be careful what you wish for—Heaven on Earth might just be more than you bargained for.,

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Playlist
1) Back from the Dead – Skylar Grey

2) Again – Flyleaf

3) Lithium – Evanescence

4) I Miss the Misery – Halestorm

5) Sweet Dreams – Marilyn Manson

6) I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace

7) Bring Me to Life – Evanescence

8) I will Not Bow – Breaking Benjamins

9) All Around Me – Flyleaf

10) Our Solemn Hour – Within Temptation

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Author J.P. Epperson

Author J.P. Epperson

About the Author
J.P. Epperson lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a lover of all things fantasy and paranormal. When not writing or sitting with her head in a book she enjoys spending time with your husband and two sons. JP is a lover of the outdoors and her second home is a tent in the woods curled up with a book next to a campfire..

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Where to Find J.P. Epperson
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Shadow Born (Shadows of Salem) by Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton

Shadow Born Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Shadow Born, the first book in the urban fantasy series, Shadows of Salem, by Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton. See below for information on the book and series, by links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

Shadow Born (Shadows of Salem #1) by Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton

Shadow Born (Shadows of Salem #1) by Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton

About the Book
Title: Shadow Born
Series: Shadows of Salem #1
Authors: Jasmine Walt and Rebecca Hamilton
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Series

Synopsis
Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed.

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play.

Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible.

If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she’s going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance? And is she even ready to know?

Find out what lurks in the SHADOWS OF SALEM by pre-ordering SHADOW BORN, the latest Urban Fantasy hit readers are comparing to Karen Marie Moning and Patricia Briggs.

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Excerpt #2
“I can’t accept this.” Anxious now, I yanked my phone from my pocket and pulled up the article I’d found in Tom’s email. “Look, here’s an article on two of the missing kids. You can’t tell me that’s not real.”

I shoved the screen in Captain Randall’s face.

The Captain’s eyes narrowed, eyebrows furrowing in concentration as he read the article. And then he shook his head. “I don’t know where you got this article, but your information is wrong. I’ve never even heard of those two boys.”

“This article is from the Boston Herald,” I said, though my determination was starting to waver. “Are you saying it’s a lie?”

“I’m saying that I’ve never heard of those boys, and that Tom wasn’t working on a kidnapping case with me.” Captain Randall’s voice was firm. “Look, Chandler, I know you’re upset that he’s gone, but there’s nothing more to do than move on. If you’re not going to do your job, the door’s there. Otherwise, take your gun, badge, and paperwork and get out of my office before I change my mind about letting you stay here.”

“I—” I clamped my lips together, choosing my words carefully before the Captain really did give me the boot. “Sir, I would appreciate it if I could at least take a look at the file regarding Tom’s case. I just don’t believe that he died in a fire.”

“Not a chance.” The Captain glared at me. “I don’t allow my detectives to work on the cases of family and friends, and as a new hire, you’re definitely no exception.”

“I understand, but—”

“The case is closed, and it’s staying that way. Now, if you want to keep your job, I suggest you put your attention towards solving open cases instead of ones that don’t need attention. Have I made myself clear?”

“Crystal,” I bit out.

He turned back to his computer. “Good. You’re dismissed.”

I gnashed my teeth against the protest bubbling up in my throat, knowing that if he turned back to look at me again, it would be the last time he ever did. So instead of pushing the matter, I grabbed my badge, gun, and folder, then headed out into the bullpen to grab a seat and fill out this damned paperwork.

The sooner I did that, the sooner I could figure out why Captain Randall was lying to me, and what really happened to my fiancé and those missing kids.

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Author Jasmine Walt

Author Jasmine Walt

About Jasmine Walt
I‘m obsessed with books, chocolate, and sharp, pointy objects. Somehow, those three things melded together in my head and transformed into a desire to write. Usually fantastical stuff, with a healthy dose of action and romance. My characters are a little (okay, a lot) on the snarky side, and they swear, but they mean well. Even the villains sometimes.

When I’m not working on my next book, you can find me working on my dao sword form, spending time with my family, or binge-watching superhero shows on Netflix. I love to hear from my readers, so if you’ve got a question or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me via my website at www.jasminewalt.com...

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Where to Find Jasmine Walt
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Author Rebecca Hamilton

Author Rebecca Hamilton

About Rebecca Hamilton
Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.

Rebecca Hamilton is represented by the ever-more-amazing Rossano Trentin of TZLA.
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

A Mortal Song Cover Reveal

Another World Press and author, Megan Crewe, are revealing the cover to A Mortal Song, a young adult urban fantasy, releasing September 13, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and details on her pre-order giveaway.

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

About The Book
Title:
 A Mortal Song
Author: Megan Crewe
Publisher: Another World Press
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Sora’s life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.

Heir to Mt. Fuji’s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother’s last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents’ true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world’s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.

As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she’s ever known..

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Author Megan Crewe

Author Megan Crewe

About the Author
Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives with her husband, son, and three cats in Toronto, Canada (and does on occasion say “eh”), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she can’t look at the night sky without speculating about who else might be out there.
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Where to Find Megan Crewe
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter

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Pre-Order Giveaway
A Mortal Song Pre-Order Giveaway

Everyone who pre-orders A MORTAL SONG (in any format) and submits their receipt at http://bit.ly/SONGpreorder will receive an exclusive gift package including a digital booklet following Sora’s journey through Japan with behind-the-scenes travel photos and author commentary, a 25-page story giving a look at a key sequence in the book from another character’s POV, and a high-res digital poster of the cover signed by the author. They’ll also get access to a bonus content area with deleted scenes and a chance to earn bigger prizes. And for the entire pre-order period, the ebook is only $0.99!
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles) by Laney McMann

Daemoneum Cover Reveal

Welcome to the book blitz for Daemoneum, the second book in the young adult urban fantasy series, The Primordial Principles, by Laney McMann. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles #2) by Laney McMann

Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles #2) by Laney McMann

About the Book
Title: Daemoneum
Series: The Primordial Principles #2
Author: Laney McMann
Release Date: June 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Boulder, Colorado is too quiet, and no one needs to remind Cole Spires how unnatural that is.

In the aftermath of Dracon’s death, the Daemoneum have gone into hiding. Every known Hive has been shut down and evacuated, and for the first time in Cole’s memory, the Brotherhood, Kinship, and all common houses across the country and abroad are considering  lockdown. Leygates are being systematically closed around the world, and the Primordial are waiting …

In the bunker underneath the Brotherhood, Kade Sparrow is as safe as she can possibly be, or that’s the idea, but no one can explain how her Astrum necklace found its way into her bedroom. There were no footprints, no traces of breaking and entering, no evidence of any kind that someone had infiltrated the Brotherhood common house. Yet the necklace still sat on her night stand, wound in a perfect circle of gold, the tiny star glinting on its chain. And the only person who could have put it there … is dead.

In the second installment of The Primordial Principles, strange occurrences are happening across the globe. Relationships will be tested, old players will become new, foes will turn into allies, and an unlikely adversary will force Cole and Kade to go on the run.

As the fallen rise, the Primordial must unite as one. Or all could be lost.

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Excerpt
“Promise me something?” Cole whispered against her mouth, his hand gripping hers tighter.

“Anything.”

“Don’t let go.” His free hand whipped to the side, and a geyser of pure red energy erupted from the ground at their feet. The sound rushed in Kade’s ears like hurricane force winds, and her free arm immediately went around Cole’s waist, holding his body tight against hers. “Close your eyes.”

She did, and he kissed her again, hard. His warm lips parted her own, his tongue found hers, and Kade yielded to him completely, their bodies molding together. The swirling gush of energy consumed them in a spinning crackle of deafening electricity.

Kade’s body lifted from the ground, and spun, pressed against Cole’s, and he never stopped kissing her, only pulled her closer, tighter, as they disappeared from the field, from Colorado, from everything she knew. 

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Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann

Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann

About Book 1
Title: Crystallum
Series: The Primordial Principles #1
Author: Laney McMann
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child-she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness-and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.

Which is thicker-blood or water?

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Author Laney McMann

Author Laney McMann

About the Author
Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels, The Primordial Principles, and The CrossWorld Chronicles (coming soon)

The product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever, she has an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical. Her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.

She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.

On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she’s not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running and playing her music way too loud.

Laney is published by J. Taylor Publishing and formerly by Booktrope Publishing.

Where to Find Laney McMann
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal – Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles) by Laney McMann

Daemoneum Cover Reveal

Author Laney McMann is unveiling the cover to Daemoneum, the second book in the young adult urban fantasy series, The Primordial Principles, releasing October 26, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to  your Goodreads TBR.

Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles #2) by Laney McMann

Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles #2) by Laney McMann

About the Book
Title: Daemoneum
Series: The Primordial Principles #2
Author: Laney McMann
Release Date: June 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Boulder, Colorado is too quiet, and no one needs to remind Cole Spires how unnatural that is.

In the aftermath of Dracon’s death, the Daemoneum have gone into hiding. Every known Hive has been shut down and evacuated, and for the first time in Cole’s memory, the Brotherhood, Kinship, and all common houses across the country and abroad are considering  lockdown. Leygates are being systematically closed around the world, and the Primordial are waiting …

In the bunker underneath the Brotherhood, Kade Sparrow is as safe as she can possibly be, or that’s the idea, but no one can explain how her Astrum necklace found its way into her bedroom. There were no footprints, no traces of breaking and entering, no evidence of any kind that someone had infiltrated the Brotherhood common house. Yet the necklace still sat on her night stand, wound in a perfect circle of gold, the tiny star glinting on its chain. And the only person who could have put it there … is dead.

In the second installment of The Primordial Principles, strange occurrences are happening across the globe. Relationships will be tested, old players will become new, foes will turn into allies, and an unlikely adversary will force Cole and Kade to go on the run.

As the fallen rise, the Primordial must unite as one. Or all could be lost.

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Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles 32) by Laney McMann (Full Cover)

Daemoneum (The Primordial Principles 32) by Laney McMann (Full Cover)

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Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann

Crystallum (The Primordial Principles #1) by Laney McMann

About Book 1
Title: Crystallum
Series: The Primordial Principles #1
Author: Laney McMann
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child-she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness-and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.

Which is thicker-blood or water?

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Author Laney McMann

Author Laney McMann

About the Author
Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels, The Primordial Principles, and The CrossWorld Chronicles (coming soon)

The product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever, she has an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical. Her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.

She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.

On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she’s not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running and playing her music way too loud.

Laney is published by J. Taylor Publishing and formerly by Booktrope Publishing.

Where to Find Laney McMann
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic) by Danielle Annett

Authors Danielle Annett is unveiling the cover to Burned by Fire, the third book in her urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Blood & Magic, releasing September, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and details on her giveaway.

Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic #3) by Danielle Annett

Burned by Fire (Blood and Magic #3) by Danielle Annett

About the Book
Title: Burned by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #3
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: September, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Aria’s pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn’t making it any easier. Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation—the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends.

Aria has been hired to save a child once before, and she failed. That failure has haunted her even to this day and she won’t let herself fail again. With the HAC closing in, and complications between herself and the Pack rising, Aria has no choice but to succeed. A child’s life is on the line and Aria will risk everything to save that life..

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Cursed by Fire (Blood and Magic #1) by Danielle Annett

Cursed by Fire (Blood and Magic #1) by Danielle Annett

About Book 2
Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: January 28, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life..
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Kissed by Fire (Blood and Magic #2) by Danielle Annett

Kissed by Fire (Blood and Magic #2) by Danielle Annett

About Book 1
Title: Kissed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #2
Author: Danielle Annett
Release Date: September 13, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
As Friend of the Pack, Aria Naveed should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt her down, and she is determined to find out why.

When Aria gains command of Sanborn Place and takes on a case involving a mysterious paranormal, her life is put in more peril than ever as she finds herself bound to an influential power player. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s puppet, but must tread carefully as she traverses the streets of Spokane, WA, or risk being overwhelmed by the forces moving against her.

As the only known pyrokinetic in the area, Aria is in high demand, but not for her services. It seems that to those in power, she’s worth more dead than alive, and if a mysterious enemy has their way, she won’t live long enough to find out why. ..

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Author Danielle Annett

Author Danielle Annett

About The Author
Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.

Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.
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Where to Find Danielle Annett
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Release Day – Excerpt + Giveaway – Hair in All the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley

Hair in All the Wrong Places Release Day

Today is release day for Hair in All the Wrong Places: The Perils of Growing Up Werewolf, a young adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance by Andrew Buckley. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

Hair in All the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley

Hair in All the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley

About the Book
Title:
 Hair in All the Wrong Places
Author: Andrew Buckley
Publisher: Month9Books
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | BAM! | !ndigo | indieBound | Book Depository

Synopsis
What has he done?

What’s happening to him?

And what on Earth is that smell?

For Colin Strauss, puberty stinks. Blackouts, hallucinations, and lapses in memory are the perils of growing up werewolf.

Worse than that, Colin worries he might have had something to do with the recent attacks on the townspeople. He may have eaten a person. It doesn’t matter that it’s someone he doesn’t particularly like. What kind of boy goes around eating people?

Foolishly, all Colin can think about is how Becca Emerson finally kissed him for the first time. Yep, hormones are afoot. Yikes!

But girls will have to wait. Collin better get himself under control before someone else ends up hurt or worse . . . dead.

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Excerpt #1
First, a word of warning …

I don’t want to get too scientific here, but there are a few things you should know before you sink your teeth into this book. I’ve tried to keep it simple enough that anyone twelve and up could read and understand it. Werewolves were everywhere in Europe in the late sixteenth century. Go to a party, there would be a werewolf. Go to work, you’re probably working next to a werewolf. Bump into a stranger on the street—werewolf!

They were slowly killed off in Europe as the true nature of a werewolf is a terribly hard thing to control. Eventually you get that urge to eat someone. And let’s face it; eating people is just rude.

Now here’s the scary bit, the bit that concerns you. While werewolves ceased to be a part of the world, they didn’t necessarily leave it. On the contrary, humans evolved to repress the werewolf gene out of the fear they would be decapitated, shot with a silver bullet, burned alive, or a terrifying combination of all three. What this means is that every single human being is still carrying the werewolf gene. You, right now, sitting right where you are, has the werewolf gene swimming around somewhere inside of you.

Genes are strings of DNA. DNA makes you who you are. You have that werewolf gene inside you. It’s just not active. Not yet.

To fully activate that werewolf gene, you’d have to be bitten by another werewolf, someone who turns into a giant wolf-like creature when there’s a full moon. So fear not! As long as no one has bitten you recently, you’re likely okay.

So why this warning? You’re probably thinking there’s no chance I’ll turn into a werewolf because I haven’t been bitten. That is absolutely true. However, while it’s impossible to turn into a werewolf unless you’re bitten, it is very possible to awaken that sleeping werewolf gene by learning too much about them. This book will teach you a lot about those hairy creatures of the night, so I want you to be extra careful while reading it.

If you notice any of the following things, stop reading immediately:


– You find yourself looking at other humans and thinking lunch.
– You start to notice smells you never smelled before.
– You growl at people instead of talking to them.
– Your nails begin to grow at an alarming rate.
– You scratch your head in public using your leg.
– You greet your friends at the bus stop by sniffing their butts.
– You begin to grow hair in all the wrong places.

You’ve been warned.

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Author Andrew Buckley

Author Andrew Buckley

About the Author
Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television, he worked in marketing and public relations, before becoming a professional copy and content writer. During this time Andrew began writing his first adult novel, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH, followed closely by his second novel, STILTSKIN. He works as an editor for Curiosity Quills Press.

Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on his next novel, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with three kids, one cat, one needy dog, one beautiful wife, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.

Andrew is represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group..

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Where to Find Andrew Buckley
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal – Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth) by J.P. Epperson

Author J.P. Epperson is unveiling the cover to Angelic Anarchy, the first book in her urban fantasy paranormal romance series, Heaven on Earth, releasing September 6, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it on Goodreads.

Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth #1) by J.P. Epperson

Angelic Anarchy (Heaven on Earth #1) by J.P. Epperson

About the Book
Title:
 Angelic Anarchy
Series: Heaven on Earth #1
Author: J.P. Epperson
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Heaven on Earth. Humans throw those words around, not fully understanding their meaning. They imagine a perfect world, free from pain and suffering. No doubt they probably dream a fairy tale world of unicorns and rainbows. Silly, those humans. Don’t they realize Heaven is already walking on Earth?

They get angels wrong too, telling tales to children to explain away the loss of a loved one. Spreading false hope that loved ones spread wings and become the watchful guardians and protectors of those they leave behind. We angels have never been human, nor will we ever be.

I am a warrior, a true weapon of God. My name is Belleeza. Mostly everyone knows me as The Terrible Beauty, a nickname I did not give myself. Both angels and demons know me to be a ruthless, vindictive, cold-hearted killing machine–A blood lusting, pain giving, death-loving assassin of God. Is it true?–Well not entirely. Although I don’t try spread the word otherwise. I desire to be a loner. People and angels alike tend to steer away from that which they fear and that suits me just fine. The truth is…I’m just good at what I do.

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Author J.P. Epperson

Author J.P. Epperson

About the Author
J.P. Epperson lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a lover of all things fantasy and paranormal. When not writing or sitting with her head in a book she enjoys spending time with your husband and two sons. JP is a lover of the outdoors and her second home is a tent in the woods curled up with a book next to a campfire..

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Where to Find J.P. Epperson
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – In the Eyes of Madness (Chronicles of Declan Peters) by Michael Pang

In the Eyes of Madness Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for In the Eyes of Madness, the first book in the young adult paranormal urban fantasy series, Chronicles of Declan Peters, by Michael Pang. See below for information on the book, and buy links.

In the Eyes of Madness (Chronicles of Declan Peters #1) by Michael Pang

In the Eyes of Madness (Chronicles of Declan Peters #1) by Michael Pang

About the Book
Title: In the Eyes of Madness
Series: Chronicles of Declan Peters #1
Author: Michael Pang
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.

Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she’s being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.

What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he’s ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he’s yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he’s longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?

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Excerpt
“I want to go to my room now,” said Kyle who turned abruptly toward his room.

Declan and Joe were startled from Kyle’s response. “I think Kyle is tired, Andy; we’re going to go get him settled in,” Declan quickly responded. Andy wasn’t Declan’s favorite in terms of volunteer coordinators, however, he was offended when people were rude to the pastor. Since Declan was a kid he’d known Andy, and he could testify to how the volunteers had helped the patients recover. Whether it was truly the grace of God or not, Declan could not deny the patients’ progress.

“Well, I’ll be seeing you later, dude. Hope you get up to snuff soon,” said Andy, as he turned and said a quick prayer for the room he was about to leave. Declan and Joe were walking into Kyle’s room to get him settled as Andy placed his hand on Kyle’s door. His next stop was Kyle’s room, and he started saying a silent prayer for Kyle.

Just then, Kyle violently turned toward the pastor and yelled, “Leave me alone!” The voice that came from Kyle sounded so foreign and so utterly wrong that it sent shivers down Declan’s spine.

Kyle ran toward the pastor, and Joe caught him by the arm to try to stop him. With inexplicable strength, Kyle took hold of Joe and threw him at Andy by using one arm. Joe collided with Andy and fell. Declan instinctively jumped onto Kyle’s back, snaking his hands underneath Kyle’s arms to restrain him, before he could do any more harm to Joe and Andy. As his hand made contact with Kyle’s skin, he felt an overwhelming gloom that seemed to destroy all that was sunny and happy. All the feelings of dread and misery that Declan had ever felt in his life surged out from all the repressed corners of his mind. He felt that he would prefer to be dead rather than to live the rest of his life. As the sense of coldness spread across Declan’s body, he felt almost frozen.

Kyle started to spin to try to throw Declan off, and it jogged Declan out of his gloom. He tried to use his weight to pin Kyle down, but Kyle was much stronger than he appeared. He stood as if there was a mere child on his back. Kyle started spinning faster, but Declan held on tight.

“Help, guys, help!  What are you waiting for?” shouted Declan as he clenched his legs tighter around Kyle’s abdomen. He kept his eyes closed because he felt that if he opened them, he’d be sick all over the linoleum floor from all the spinning Kyle was doing.

Joe ran into the room with a sedative shot he’d pulled out of the locked medical cabinet outside the room. He leaped onto both Declan and Kyle to add the extra weight to help pin Kyle down, but immediately, he was flung off, and he fell hitting his shin on the bed table.  “Ahhh!” he screamed.

Declan managed a shout to Joe. “Throw it to me!”

Joe carefully tossed the sedative to Declan. It arched toward the ceiling and Declan held one firm grip on Kyle’s arm while he held up his other hand.  He caught the shot and grabbed it tightly.  “Got it!”  

He looked at the tranquilizer in amazement, almost proud that he had caught it despite the chaos and shouting.  But his conquest was short-lived; Declan hesitated a fraction of a second too long. Using his newly freed hand, Kyle grabbed Declan off his back and with a loud grunt placed Declan into a tight chokehold in front of him. Declan started to make gagging noises and his eyes widened with terror when he realized that Kyle’s free hand was inching toward his neck. He struggled but Kyle was too strong. When the injection went into his neck, he screamed.

Immediately, darkness crept into Declan’s vision and threatened to overwhelm him as deoxygenated blood flowed through his brain. Luckily, the sedative worked quickly.

Just before Declan lost consciousness, Kyle’s arms fell limp and collapsed, letting go of Declan.

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Author Michael Pang

Author Michael Pang

About the Author
Project manager by profession but modern Renaissance man by nature, Michael Pang has dabbled in many different areas in his career. From working with steam turbines to eventually switching into the world of IT, his plethora of experience highlights his personality – he’s a person always searching for more knowledge.

Michael was born in Hong Kong in 1983. His family immigrated to San Francisco when he was three and eventually landed in Florida. After graduating from high school, Michael gained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Despite his currently demanding work schedule, Michael is very involved in activities at his local Project Management Institute Chapter where he fulfills his passion for teaching as the Vice President of Education. But, his desire to serve and help others doesn’t end there, he’s an avid Christian and very active in his local church. He loves kids, with two daughters of his own with his lovely wife, and volunteers at children’s church in his ministry.

He speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin and in his free time enjoys reading, writing, eating, cooking, playing music, dancing, singing, and watching musicals. One of his mottos is “Everyday that he hasn’t learned something new is a day wasted.”..

Where to Find Michael Pang
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Blog Tour – Playlist + Giveaway – The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam Series) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for The Lunam Ceremony, the first book in the paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, Lunam by Nicole Loufas. See below for information on the book, buy links, the book’s playlist, and details on her giveaway.

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

About the Book
Title:
 The Lunam Ceremony
Series: Lunam #1
Author: Nicole Loufas
Release Date: April 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Born from a curse that allows her kind to shift from human to wolf, Kalysia won the genetic lottery. She is the offspring of an original, born to lead and bound by her duty to produce an heir to continue their bloodline she must leave the only life she has ever known to take part in The Lunam Ceremony. This ancient ritual will solidify her place in the pack and determine who she will love for the rest of her life. There’s just one problem – Kalysia doesn’t believe in love.

That changes when she falls into the hands of Dillan Dukes. The attraction is undeniable. The connection unbreakable. He is everything love at first site is supposed to be, suddenly her future doesn’t look that bad.

Unwilling to give up hope on going to college and having the life her and Dillan fantasize about outside the pack, she reluctantly takes on the role as pack leader. When an unexpected proposal is made that will grant both Dillan and Kalysia their freedom she is willing to put her ego, and her heart aside, to make her dream come true.

One night.

One act of selflessness.

For the life she’s always dreamt about.

Only things are not what they seem.

Can Kalysia and Dillan find happily ever after with the consequences of that night haunting them forever?

Will one fateful night destroy Kalysia’s future along with the future of the pack?

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Playlist (Spotify)

  • Dayum Baby, Florida Georgia Line
  • Waned, Hunter Hayes
  • So in Love With You, Jake Etheridge
  • I’d Rather Go Blind, Etta James
  • Girl Crush, Little Big Town
  • Best of My Love, Eagles
  • Take Your Time, Sam Hunt
  • Make You Miss Me, Sam Hunt
  • Suffer, Charlie Puth
  • Unlike Any Other, Delta Rae
  • Sideways, Santana (Citizen Cope)

 

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Author Nicole Loufas

Author Nicole Loufas

About the Author
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers..

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Where to Find Nicole Loufas
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Giveaway
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam Series) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Lunam Ceremony, the first book in the paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, Lunam by Nicole Loufas. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

About the Book
Title:
 The Lunam Ceremony
Series: Lunam #1
Author: Nicole Loufas
Release Date: April 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Born from a curse that allows her kind to shift from human to wolf, Kalysia won the genetic lottery. She is the offspring of an original, born to lead and bound by her duty to produce an heir to continue their bloodline she must leave the only life she has ever known to take part in The Lunam Ceremony. This ancient ritual will solidify her place in the pack and determine who she will love for the rest of her life. There’s just one problem – Kalysia doesn’t believe in love.

That changes when she falls into the hands of Dillan Dukes. The attraction is undeniable. The connection unbreakable. He is everything love at first site is supposed to be, suddenly her future doesn’t look that bad.

Unwilling to give up hope on going to college and having the life her and Dillan fantasize about outside the pack, she reluctantly takes on the role as pack leader. When an unexpected proposal is made that will grant both Dillan and Kalysia their freedom she is willing to put her ego, and her heart aside, to make her dream come true.

One night.

One act of selflessness.

For the life she’s always dreamt about.

Only things are not what they seem.

Can Kalysia and Dillan find happily ever after with the consequences of that night haunting them forever?

Will one fateful night destroy Kalysia’s future along with the future of the pack?

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Excerpt #3
The old woman stops chanting and begins the ritual. “When you pass through the smoke, you will inhale the spirit of your ancestors, and you will inherit the gift that was bestowed upon us by our mother, Gaia. When you step into the moonlight, you will become one with nature and a child of the moon. Gaia gave us the ability to choose the life we want to live. Choose the form that will give life to your pack, your family, your soul. Come forth and be blessed.”

This is my destiny. My life. My choice. I chant the words in my head as I edge towards the canopy. I don’t see the first few phase, but I hear howling echo from the trees. When I’m fifth in line, I see Clio pass through the smoke. She walks swiftly down the path side by side with Tripp. It happens so quickly; I don’t even think Clio feels it. One moment she is walking on two legs, and a split second later, she’s running on four in the moonlight. Tripp is hot on her tail.

When it’s my turn, I look to see who is standing beside me and find Dillan staring back. I wonder if he’s been there all along. Why didn’t I notice him? He smiles, and my stomach burns with desire. I’m so focused on Dillan I don’t remember passing through the smoke. I don’t realize what I’m doing until I see moonlight splayed across the dirt in front of me. I feel Dillan’s eyes on me; he’s waiting for me to go first. I’m stuck, I can’t move. I don’t want to be claimed by nature. I don’t want to be claimed by anything or anyone. I think about Gaia. She turned a pack of wolves into humans to save her from loneliness. We are a species born from one woman’s desire for companionship. You can call it a gift, but it can also be seen as a curse. The wolves had no choice, I do. I lift my foot to step into the light, but instead I step back. I hear Cassie gasp behind me. A voice in my head is chanting. Go. Go. Only I don’t know which direction it wants me to move in. I start to turn around when I feel his hand grip mine.

“We’ll do it together,” Dillan says. We lock eyes, and he gently pulls me forward. We stand at the edge of the canopy. Our past behind us, our future before us, hand in hand. We’ll do it together. His words echo in my head. He is the one. He will be my partner. We’ll do it together.

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Author Nicole Loufas

Author Nicole Loufas

About the Author
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers..

.

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.

Where to Find Nicole Loufas
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Giveaway
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