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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Where to Find A.B. Bloom
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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
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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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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Excerpt
“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
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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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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Where to Find Rebecca Hamilton
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Book Blitz – Interview + Giveaway – A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

A Criminal Magic Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for A Criminal Magic, a young adult historical urban fantasy with a touch of magic, by Lee Kelly. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive Interview and details on her giveaway.

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

About the Book
Title: A Criminal Magic
Author: Lee Kelly
Publisher: Saga Press
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre:
 Young Adult Fantasy/Magic/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly’s new crossover fantasy novel.

Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive – and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal.

It’s 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the city’s magic underworld is booming. Sorcerers cast illusions to aid mobsters’ crime sprees. Smugglers funnel magic contraband in from overseas. Gangs have established secret performance venues where patrons can lose themselves in magic, and take a mind-bending, intoxicating elixir known as the sorcerer’s shine.

Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from Norfolk County, Virginia accepts an offer to work for DC’s most notorious crime syndicate, the Shaw Gang, when her family’s home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, a first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws.

Through different paths, Joan and Alex tread deep into the violent, dangerous world of criminal magic – and when their paths cross at the Shaws’ performance venue, despite their orders, and despite themselves, Joan and Alex become enchanted with one another. But when gang alliances begin to shift, the two sorcerers are forced to question their ultimate allegiances and motivations. And soon, Joan and Alex find themselves pitted against each other in a treacherous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.

A CRIMINAL MAGIC casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties..

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Interview with Lee Kelly
1. What do you think is your lead character’s best trait?
I’d say Alex’s best trait is his ability to read people – he ends up being very good at undercover work because of his sensitivity to human interactions, emotions and experiences.  And Joan’s best trait is her relentless commitment and determination – to her family at the outset, and eventually, to her work within the Shaw Gang.  Ironically I guess both Joan’s and Alex’s “best traits” can also be “worst traits” given the context.

2. Are there any characters in your book based on a real person?
Not directly, I guess – though Harrison Gunn is actually named after my friend and old co-worker, who insisted that I name a character after him in this novel (so take the bad guy Harrison )!  Most of the characters in the book are my own creations or some kind of combination of multiple people: like Alex is sort of a combination of me and my husband, while Joan is a combination of me and my sister.

3. What’s something your readers would be surprised to know about you?
I’m strangely superstitious, or at least I used to be.  I’ve stopped most of these superstitious “rituals,” but I used to have to turn the lights off three times before leaving my apartment or I’d think I’d have a bad day, or I’d have to wear a certain pair of earrings to an interview.

4. Where is your favorite place to write?
The place I always write is the office off my bedroom, so I guess that’s my default answer.  But I really enjoy writing on the second floor of my town library, Millburn Library, because of the views of the woods – and I love those moments when I’m away from my everyday life and actually get in some writing time… like my parents’ kitchen table during the holidays before anyone gets up, or on vacation while my husband and kids sleep in.  It feels like I’m sneaking out on a date with my characters.

5. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer – though the answer briefly changed to archeologist after I watched the Indiana Jones trilogy.

6. What is your favorite book of all time?
I’d have to say The Phantom Tollbooth.  I think the books you read as a child have a way of staying with you. 

7. Describe your writing style in three words.
Character-driven, otherworldly thrillers.

8. What is your writing process?
It’s evolved, for sure.  Before City of Savages, I had a really hard time finishing anything: I was a perfectionist, and needed each chapter to read complete and final before I moved on to the next.  But sadly, after the first twenty pages of a manuscript, I’d clam up and start worrying that I’d make a mistake. 

Eventually, I realized that the only way to overcome the fear of imperfection was just to submit to it: my first drafts were going to be messy.  So now I write “with a spit and a polish.”  I’ll initially draft a passage or a chapter really quick and messy – sometimes with just sketches of ideas – and then the next day, I usually polish the previous day’s installment so it’s a little more readable.  But after that quick one-two, I move forward with the story without any more second-guessing.

After I’ve completed a first draft, I step away from it completely for a couple weeks.  When I begin the second draft, I let that “perfectionist” sit down at the computer.  Draft two is more like rewriting than revising, but that’s okay, as writing is less scary when I have 85,000 or so words under my belt (even if they’re the wrong words).  My third draft involves input from beta readers and critique partners, followed by another fairly full-scale revision.

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Author Lee Kelly

Author Lee Kelly

About the Author
Lee Kelly has wanted to write since she was old enough to hold a pencil, but it wasn’t until she began studying for the California Bar Exam that she conveniently started putting pen to paper. An entertainment lawyer by trade, Lee has practiced law in Los Angeles and New York.  She lives with her husband and children in Millburn, New Jersey, though after a decade in Manhattan, she can’t help but still call herself a New Yorker.  She is the author of A Criminal Magic and City of Savages.

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Where to Find Lee Kelly
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm) by Kasi Blake

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm) Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Bait, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy series, The Spirit of the Realm, by Kasi Blake. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive book blitz excerpt, and details on her giveaway. Also, for a limited time, you can get Bait for free!

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) by Kasi Blake

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) by Kasi Blake

About the Boxed Set
Title: Bait
Series: The Spirit of the Realm #1
Author: Kasi Blake
Release Date: July 25, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Smashwords

Synopsis
After sixteen years on the run, Bay-Lee joins her emotionally distant father at his New Zealand school. On her first night there, he dumps her on the doorstep and walks away. Big surprise. Minutes later, a bag is thrown over her head, and she’s kidnapped for Orientation. The hunter in charge calls her Bait. According to him, that’s all she’s good for, to be used to draw out monsters for experienced hunters to kill. 

Before Bay-Lee can move up to the rank of Hunter, she will have to prove herself, battle wraiths, a reaper in disguise, and a stampeding border monster. With the addition of her classes, she’s going to be way too busy for a social life. Falling in love is not on the agenda. 

Then, she meets Nick Gallos. With the intimidating rank of Warrior, Nick is gorgeous, arrogant, and just plain rude to her. It’s obvious from their first meeting that Nick is hiding a dark past overflowing with secrets, and her father is right smack in the middle of it. Nick seems to be using her to get even with her father, and she won’t tolerate that. What a jerk. 

So, why can’t she stop thinking about him?

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“Rock star Tyler Beck is dead at the age of twenty,” the news anchor said, unable to keep a drop of excitement from her voice.  “A nationwide manhunt for Bad-Rock’s front-man ended in tragedy earlier this evening when Beck lost control of his vehicle during a high speed police chase.  Band members could not be reached for comment.  Their publicist has issued the following statement.”

Bay-Lee frowned in her sleep.  Horrible images infiltrated her mind, twisted metal and a body burned beyond recognition.  The frown deepened.  She had fallen asleep with the television on again.  It was the only logical reason for the intrusion of a loud female voice.  Her hand slapped around the mattress, blindly searching for the remote in the fervent hope she wouldn’t have to open her eyes.

The news anchor read the statement.

“Tyler’s family and close friends request privacy and understanding in this difficult time as they grieve for a talented life cut too short.  Although Tyler was accused of a horrendous crime earlier this week, we are confident his name will be cleared.  In the meantime, we ask that…”

Giving in to the inevitable, Bay-Lee parted her eyelids in a painful squint.  Light from the television nearly blinded her.  Her head snapped around so she was facing the darkened side of her room.  The remote was on the nightstand next to the alarm clock.  Grabbing it, she switched the set off.

Cool darkness settled over her bedroom, bringing instant relief.  She closed her eyes again and breathed easier.  Silence gave her a much needed break.  Her uncle must have gone to bed.

The news anchor’s words took a second trip through her mind.

They had been talking about Tyler Beck on the late night news.  That’s why she’d been dreaming about him.  Mystery solved.  There wasn’t anything wrong with her that couldn’t be fixed by turning off the TV before going to bed.

For an entire week his face had haunted her.  A person couldn’t turn on a television or pick up a magazine without seeing his image.  Following a Sold Out concert last Friday night he had gone to a party thrown in his honor, and he’d massacred sixteen of his biggest fans.  What sort of person murdered their own fans?

According to police there was enough evidence to convict.  There was a video on the Internet that had gone viral—five million hits in one day.  It was shot by a teen outside the club and clearly showed Tyler exiting the party before police surrounded him.

The rock star had been running from the law ever since.

She sighed, a hundred percent awake now.  Frustrated, she kicked at the sheet and struggled to get comfortable after repeatedly punching her pillow.  Stupid Tyler Beck.  She was sick of hearing his name, and now the jerk was apparently going to ruin a good night’s sleep with his sudden demise.  Ridiculous.  Before this week she hadn’t even noticed he was alive, and now she couldn’t stop thinking about him.

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Author Kasi Blake

Author Kasi Blake

About the Author
Born and raised in California, I fell in love with writing while reading The Outsiders. Then I fell in love with Stephen King’s writing style. I enjoy reading many types of books, but YA Paranormal is my favorite. I used to write for Harlequin under a different name. So that’s my background. Exciting, no?

I have seven books out now: Vampires Rule, Werewolves Rule,Shifters Rule, Crushed, Witch Hunt, Bait, and my only adult novel, a romantic suspense called Pandora’s Box.
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Where to Find Kasi Blake
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Up in Flames (Into the Fire) by Kelly Hashway

Up in Flames Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Up In Flames, the third book the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Into the Fire, by Kelly Hashway. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive blog tour excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Up in Flames (Into the Fire #3) by Kelly Hashway

Up in Flames (Into the Fire #3) by Kelly Hashway

About the Book
Title: Up in Flames
Series: Into the Fire #3
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever.

All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted.

Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all.

After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him.

It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans.

Where there is one, there are many.

Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process.

Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

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Logan
I’m an idiot for thinking the dagger would be safe here. It drew the bastards right to my doorstep. Now I have to protect Cara without the weapon I need to do it. Though I doubt they got the safe open, if they even found it in Dad’s office, it’s not like I’m going to have a clear path to it either.

“Stay here,” I whisper to Cara.

She shakes her head. Of course she’s not going to listen. Right now she’s the only one with a weapon— her firepower.

“Then at least stay behind me.”

She holds her palm face up and a flame forms, growing into a ball of fire. I can’t help feeling a little emasculated right now. I push the door enough to see inside. The place is a mess. The couch cushions are on the floor, the end table is turned over, and the picture frames are off the walls. Definitely the work of Hunters.

I can’t hear anything inside, which hopefully means they have moved on. Would they if they didn’t find what they were looking for though? I nod to Cara and take a step inside. She matches my step, keeping her fireball at the ready. Damn, I wish I had a useful power like that. No guy wants his girlfriend to have to protect him. Some Guardian I’m turning out to be.

Panic washes over Cara’s face and she tugs on my arm. “Linette,” she mouths.

Shit! What if Linette was here when this happened? If she was attacked again because of me…I move toward the kitchen. Linette was going food shopping. If she was back before this happened, then the fridge would be stocked. I’m tiptoeing, being careful not to make a sound. I reach the refrigerator and pull the door open. There’s food on every shelf. Damn it! I close the door and look at Cara, who is bright red and ready to burn the place down.

I motion toward Dad’s office, needing to see if the dagger is still locked in the safe or if we have a missing dagger and a missing Phoenix on our hands. The office door is kicked in, which doesn’t surprise me since I know Dad keeps it locked at all times. Totally ineffective against me since I can pick locks, and it’s apparently useless against blunt force too. The desk is torn apart with the drawers open and papers everywhere. Dad’s computer is tipped over in the garbage can. Even the throw rug is in a ball in the corner. They didn’t leave anything untouched. I walk over to the mini fridge and flip it upside down.

“What are you doing?” Cara whispers. “Who cares if the fridge still works? Let’s get the dagger and get out of here. Those guys might still be upstairs.”

I pull the false bottom off the fridge and reveal a panel with several small holes inside a square. I press the button next to the square and say, “Heather Schmidt.” As soon as Cara hears Mom’s name, her face falls and the fire in her palm extinguishes. Maybe it’s the way I said it, or maybe she knows me well enough to figure it out.

The panel clicks open and I reach inside the safe for the dagger. Clutching it tightly, I feel its power flow through me. I motion for Cara to back away from me, but she doesn’t move. Why won’t she listen to me about this? It’s so frustrating. All my focus is on controlling the dagger before it controls me. I step around Cara, being careful not to get too close, and exit the office. She is back in stealthy Phoenix mode, her fireball ready once again.

I know we should get out of here, but something tells me I should search the other rooms, make sure Linette isn’t a pile of ashes on any of the floors. But that means I have to bring Cara with me. I head to my room, thinking maybe the Hunters followed my scent since I was the one carrying the dagger. The door is closed, not how I left it. It could mean Linette cleaned in there, or it could mean I’m about to come face to face with some Hunters.

I can’t see anything through the gap between the door and the frame, so I get down on the floor and peer under the door. At first I don’t see anything but clothes on the floor, and my bed looks like it’s tipped over. Then something moves. Someone wearing black sneakers walks across the room. I spring to my feet and mouth, “Someone’s in there.”

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Into the Fire (Into the Fire #1) by Kelly Hashway

Into the Fire (Into the Fire #1) by Kelly Hashway

About Book 1
Title: Into the Fire
Series: Into the Fire #1
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In one month’s time, seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman will die and be reborn from her own ashes…

Her life of secrecy has never been easy. She’s watched her younger brother, Jeremy, burn and rise again in a coming-of-age process called rebirth. And just like her brother, when her time comes, she won’t remember anything from her first life other than she’s a Phoenix—a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical Phoenix bird.

The last thing she needs to worry about is falling for the new guy in town—Logan Schmidt.

Cara is drawn to Logan in a way she can’t explain, but she’s not exactly complaining. Everything is perfect…except it’s not. Once she’s reborn, she’ll forget Logan. And to make things worse, a Phoenix Hunter is on the loose, and Cara’s involvement with Logan is bringing out her Phoenix qualities—the very qualities that will draw the Hunter right to her.

Desperate times call for desperate measures…

Afraid of hurting Logan, Cara breaks it off for good. But her attraction to him runs deeper than a typical high school crush. She wants him—needs him. And if he proves willing to stay by her side, their love might destroy them both.

Can Cara hide from the Phoenix Hunters long enough to survive her rebirth? And if so, will it mean a new beginning with Logan—or the beginning of the end?

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Out of the Ashes (Into the Fire #2) by Kelly Hashway

Out of the Ashes (Into the Fire #2) by Kelly Hashway

About the Book
Title: Up in Flames
Series: Into the Fire #3
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s worst nightmare has come true…

She’s been reborn as a Phoenix and has forgotten everything from her first life—including Logan Schmidt. He’s handsome and protective, but with no recollection, he can’t be trusted.

Accused of being a Hunter, Logan’s mortality is put to the test…

Logan isn’t willing to admit he and Cara are over—not even after he watches her rise from her own ashes.

While the other Phoenixes are convinced Logan is a sworn enemy, a group of deadly Hunters are sure he is a Phoenix. Only being guilty of loving Cara, he must prove them all wrong—and convince Cara she loves him.

However, a magical link may be the demise of Logan’s devotion…

With the Hunters hot on their heels, it’s up to Logan to save Cara. But when the dagger calls out, Logan is drawn to its power.

Cara’s missing memories may not be the only obstacle standing between her and Logan. Their relationship isn’t just complicated—it’s deadly. And when Cara finds herself at a crossroad, she is forced to choose…

She can plunge into the darkness of her treacherous fate, or use her Phoenix instincts to once again rise Out of The Ashes.

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Author Kelly Hashway

Author Kelly Hashway

About the Author
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing.

She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

Where to find Kelly Hashway
Goodreads Website | BlogFacebook Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Pinterest | Amazon | YouTube | Wattpad

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Enchanted – The Fairy Revels Collection by Various Authors

Enchanted Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection a delightful collection of magic, fairies, and urban fantasy by some of today’s hottest young adult authors. See below for information on this anthology, an exclusive excerpt from The Bee Charmer by Poppy Lawless, and details on their giveaway.

Enchanted - The Fairy Revels Collection by Various Authors

Enchanted – The Fairy Revels Collection by Various Authors

About the Book
Title: Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection
Authors: Poppy Lawless, Margo Bond Collins, Pauline Creeden, Bokerah Brumley, Erin Hayes, Elizabeth Watasin, Carrie L. Wells, Olivia Wildenstein, Blaire Edens
Release Date: April 9, 2016
Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection

9 Faerie Romance & Fantasy Fairy Tales; Urban Fantasy, YA Fairies, Fractured Fairy Tales, Sweet Fae Romance, and Paranormal Boxed Set

One spellbound night, nine award-winning and Amazon best-selling authors joined together to bring you an enchanting collection of tales featuring our favorite otherworldly creatures, fairies. Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection will seduce you into the wondrous world of the fae with magic, romance, fantasy, adventure, fairy tales, and folklore. Get ready to be beguiled by a unique boxed set with fractured fairy tales, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi adventure, and more. This captivating collection is certain to please anyone who loves magical realism and fairy stories.

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Our Books & Authors
THE BEE CHARMER by Poppy Lawless
Rayne moved to Chancellor on a mission to help Alice find true love. That is, after all, his job as her fairy godfather. What Rayne didn’t expect was to find a love of his own. All Viola wants is to pursue her dream of becoming a perfumer. She doesn’t have time to fall in love. Viola and Rayne will soon find that when your heart makes a wish, even impossible dreams can come true.

I DO BELIEVE IN FAERIES by Erin Hayes
Even though she grew up in a family of witches, Abby is normal. When faeries offer her a wish, she wishes for magick of her own, without realizing the consequences. Now she has to travel to the land of faeries to save her friend’s baby and undo the wish, even if it means losing her magick forever.

WOE FOR A FAERIE by B. Brumley
When I chose retribution, it got me got kicked out of the spiritual realm and banished to mortality. Now I’ve got to choose between Jason, the priest who’s hiding something, and Arún, the handsome off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen… But first, I’ve got to survive New York City.

FLIGHTLESS by Margo Bond Collins
Josh Bevington doesn’t know how to survive living in Fairy, Texas without his wings; Laney Harris doesn’t know how to survive without Josh. When Laney’s biological father shows up in Fairy, determined to steal his daughter’s newfound powers, Josh and Laney will have to overcome work together—or risk losing everything they care about.

ROSE PETAL GRAVES by Olivia Wildenstein
I thought losing my mother would be the greatest shock of my life, but the real surprise came after her death. Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

FAIRLY NORMAL by Carrie L. Wells
Violet Abernathy has spent more than 20 years in the human realm, but this is the year that everything changes. Potentially her last stint among the humans, her “senior” year in high school teaches her more than she ever guessed it would about friendship, love, and support. Maybe what they say is true, change is the only thing that ever stays the same.

FAE CAME ON THE PLANE! by Elizabeth Watasin
At Jifk Spaceport, something every creature and person feared came in on a plane: faeries. When the spaceport goes down, it’s any survivor of the fae incursion on her or his own, and Nico’s not going to let Darqueworld’s most feared boogeymen, the faerie kind, stop her from getting to her lover’s arrival gate.

THE FAE AND THE FARMGIRL by Pauline Creeden
A Fae princess in jeans and paddock shoes–could any of this be real? Daisy Adams was an orphan raised on her uncle’s farm, but a tractor accident suddenly forces her uncle to reveal the lie she’s been living. Her mother’s still alive and she’s a queen of the Fae… and to make matters worse, Daisy is hunted and the center of a war that is just beginning

THE FAIRY BARGAIN by Blaire Edens
When FayeLynn Roberts finds herself pregnant by Drake, The Folk’s most dangerous man, she relies on Alvin Fairchild, the exiled prince of The Folk to carry her back to The Realm in order to save her child. Alvin wants to protect the child and save The Realm, but can the two of them band together and defeat Drake without losing their hearts?

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Excerpt from The Bee Charmer by Poppy Lawless
The sound of the honey bees buzzing all around me was sweeter than any Vivaldi concerto I’d ever heard. I sat lotus style in the apple orchard, inhaling the sweet scent of the apple blossoms. My eyes closed, I could feel the white petals falling on me as a soft wind sent them spiraling. The warm spring sunlight shone down on my face. It must have been almost noon. The rays of sun felt warm on my skin. I listened to the bees hum as they danced from flower to flower. Perfection. I inhaled deeply, and with each exhale, set my enchantments on the wind:

Bring a love for Alice.

Now is the time.

Bring a love for Alice.

One that’s finer than wine.

Wine? Not a very good enchantment, and not a very good rhyme. No wonder Alice was no closer to meeting the man of her dreams than she’d been the day I met her three years ago when I’d gotten my assignment.

Wine…of course it would be wine. Ever since I’d set eyes on Viola Hunter, the dark-haired wine heiress who just happened to be the sister of my best friend, I’d been distracted. I imagined her skipping nymph-like through the apple orchard under the spring sun. Imaging, however, was as far as I’d ever taken anything. Viola Hunter, whose family’s vineyard sided my small country farmhouse, had already friend-zoned me. There was little use pining over a woman who just wasn’t into me. After all, Alice was supposed to be my focus. I needed to shake Viola from my thoughts. Poor Alice. I was doing my best, but she still wasn’t where she was supposed to be. I needed to try harder.

I shut out all thoughts of Viola Hunter and set my mind on Alice once more. I tuned into the sounds of nature: the humming of the bees, the rustling of the new leaves, and the feel of the warm sunlight on my skin. This time, I lifted the willow wand sitting in my lap and gave it a wave as I intoned:

Over hill, over dale,

Through brush, through brier,

Over park, over pale,

Through flood, through fire

Bring Alice her love!

This time when I said the enchantment, I could feel the magic. A little sound, like the chiming of a hundred small bells, told me that the spell had worked. I could almost see my words glimmering like gold on the wind, twisting and turning upward toward the sky in search of the one who would bring Alice’s heart joy.

I opened my eyes and looked down at the wand. For a moment, I wished I could just give it a wave and have everything I wanted. But that wasn’t how this worked. Whatever I wanted, I was going to have to work for it. Good thing I didn’t need much. But the moment I thought it, Viola came to mind once more.

My phone, lying in the grass beside me, buzzed. I picked it up to see I’d received a text from Alice. So soon? When I opened the message, however, I was perplexed.

Crisis, she’d written.

What’s wrong? I answered back.

Dumped again. Bring chocolate.

I sighed heavily. When Alice started dating Tom, Chancellor’s local sheriff, I knew it wasn’t meant to be. He wasn’t a bad guy, but they were completely wrong for one another. And I also knew that uniting Alice with her true love meant that Tom would have to go away. But that fast? Wow, maybe I was getting better at this than I thought. Or maybe, it was just time.

On my way into town now. I replied.

There was no answer. It was the midday lunch rush at Alice’s bagel shop. No doubt that would keep her busy, her mind occupied. I frowned. Also, it was the worst time of day to get dumped.

“Time to get to work,” I told the bees. They stopped their tasks then and swarmed, making a passing spiral around me, from my feet to my head. I could sense their questions, their excitement.

“Help me?” I asked. “Help me find the one for Alice?”

With an excited buzz, they flew off happily. I had no doubt they’d do everything they could.

“Thank you,” I called behind them then headed out of the orchard.

My old pick-up sat waiting near the barn. Shielding my eyes with my hand, I gazed across the horizon at the row after row of vines owned by Viola’s family’s business, Blushing Grape Vineyards. I could just make out the roof of the Hunter family’s elaborate mansion sitting along the shore of Lake Erie. So close, but so far away. I sighed and looked out at the lake; the waves were dark blue that morning. The wind blowing off the lake was still cold, even though it was April, but I could feel the earth coming back to life. Spring had come again.

I picked up the cases of honey I’d packed up earlier that day and set them in the back of my truck. Sliding into the driver’s seat, I glanced once more at the Hunter family mansion. Where was Viola today? Working at the estate? Was she busy at the family restaurant downtown? Or was she over at the college where she’d started taking classes once more? The image of her laughing and running through the orchard played through my mind once more.

Alice. I needed to focus on Alice.

I lifted my phone again. Still no reply from Alice.

“Sorry, Alice. I’ll try to do better. Looks like you’re stuck with the worst fairy godfather ever.”

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Playing the Witch’s Game by Zoe Forward

Playing the Witch’s Game Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Playing the Witch’s Game, the third book in the a paranormal romance series, Keepers of the Veil, by Zoe Forward. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Playing the Witch’s Game (Keepers of the Veil #3) by Zoe Forward

Playing the Witch’s Game (Keepers of the Veil #3) by Zoe Forward

About the Book
Title: Playing the Witch’s Game
Series: Keepers of the Veil #3
Author: Zoe Forward
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay | All Romance

Synopsis
Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She’ll have her destiny.

Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec’s six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness.

To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever.

But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined…him.

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Excerpt
She threw his bathing suit at him. “No looking.” She whirled away from him.

“Oh, I’ll be looking. Lots,” he murmured.

She tried to make sense of the two pieces of cloth that must be a swimsuit. She peeled off her pants and underwear and shimmied into the bottoms.

“Is that a Celtic tattoo on your ass?” he asked.Her head whipped around to find him staring at her butt. He leaned closer to her and squinted. “Or is it a tribal tat?”“Shut up.”

She yanked up the bottoms to cover her drunk sorority dare ink, not that the bikini covered much. Thank God she’d waxed this week.

Seconds later a woman stuck her head in. “You two ready? We’ve been waiting, like, forever.”

Jen yanked down the bathing suit bandanna top. Nikolai grabbed her hand.She adjusted and squirmed to get the suit right as he pulled her outside, barely having time to get her chest properly aligned before they were out the door. After one look at his suit she completely forgot they were no longer in the changing room. She blurted out, “They gave you board shorts that go almost to your knees and I get this?” She plucked at the skimpy two-piece. “An eye patch and a bandanna?”

“Obviously the nice lady underestimated your assets.” He leered at her C’s that were one breath away from a complete spill out of the A-sized bandanna top. “I guess we’re headed somewhere tropical.” He flashed an annoying smile. “I would be glued to the TV every day if you wore that. Hell, I’ll probably have a hard time walking the entire time we’re doing this show if you’re wearing that thing. You’re like Tropical Bar—”

She pointed a finger at him. “Don’t you dare say it. If you utter it, I’m so far beyond kneeing. Now I’ll fist your nuts in a wad so tight that you’ll squeal like a choirboy for the rest of your life.” She plucked at the top again. “If I bend down I’ll flash the entire world.”

He said hoarsely, “I’ll be right there along with the rest of America holding my breath to see it.”

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Protecting His Witch (Keepers of the Veil #1) by Zoe Forward

Protecting His Witch (Keepers of the Veil #1) by Zoe Forward

About Book 1
Title: Protecting His Witch
Series: Keepers of the Veil #1
Author: Zoe Forward
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay | All Romance

Synopsis
The last thing he wanted was to fall for a witch…

Veterinarian Kat Ramsey hasn’t a clue that she’s a witch. Sure, she can read minds, and there’s the whole “dimension-hopping” issue that she can’t quite control, but Kat is determined to keep things normal. That is, until she accidentally hops into the Otherworld, and runs smack into Matthew Ryan–the seriously hot one-night stand from years ago who shoved her out of his dorm. Naked.

And there’s the tiny matter of the curse she gave him.

May you never find satisfaction with another woman. Billionaire and former druid Matthew Ryan hasn’t forgotten the curse, or the witch who gave it to him. Kat’s unexpected return means the curse will finally be broken. Unfortunately, his libido has other ideas–like how to get her back into his bed one last time. But far more worrying is his suspicion that Kat is the seventh Pleiades witch. Because while he’s turned his back on his druidic ways, he’s still bound to protect the woman who made his life hell…

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His Witch to Keep (Keepers of the Veil #2) by Zoe Forward

His Witch to Keep (Keepers of the Veil #2) by Zoe Forward

About Book 2
Title: His Witch to Keep
Series: Keepers of the Veil #2
Author: Zoe Forward
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay | All Romance

Synopsis
A paranormal category romance from Entangled’s Covet imprint…

Wanting her was one thing. Keeping her was another…

Serenity Danssaert was already in way over her head. Not even her MI6 training or her powers as one of the seven Pleiades witches is going to save her sister. Then Alexi Jovec shows up. A secret operative working for unknown forces, he’s impossibly sexy and dangerous…and the guy who bailed on Serenity after a red-hot, racy night.

So bonding to him as her destined—the One—is so very wrong.

While Alexi’s need to own Serenity—body, soul, and beyond—is nearly unbearable, it’s also forbidden. He’s the last man who could ever be her destined. Besides, Hades’s right-hand man cannot bond with a chosen Pleiades witch. He may be the one man who can protect her, but she can never be his to keep.

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Author Zoe Forward

Author Zoe Forward

About the Author
Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance.

So, she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.

When she’s not typing at her laptop she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.

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Where to Find Zoe Forward
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Cover Reveal – Endangered (Daughter of Hades) by Dani Hoots

Author Dani Hoots is unveiling the cover to Endangered, the first book in her young adult urban fantasy series, Daughter of Hades, releasing May 13, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Endangered (Daughter of Hades #1) by Dani Hoots

Endangered (Daughter of Hades #1) by Dani Hoots

About the Book
Title:
 Endangered
Series: Daughter of Hades #1
Author: Dani Hoots
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all of the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very few friends and always bored out of her mind.

Huntley would have never guessed that after he died he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely. 

That is, until Chrys decides she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims her father is just over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days…right?

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Author Dani Hoots

Author Dani Hoots

About the Author
Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, and is currently in the Your Novel Year Program through Arizona State University.

Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series.

Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, tinkering with her violin and concertina, and volunteering at the library. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two cats.

Where to Find Dani Hoots
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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