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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST by Cathrina Constantine

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST, a standalone young adult fantasy by Cathrina Constantine

Welcome to the book blitz for THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST, a standalone young adult fantasy by Cathrina Constantine. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST, a standalone young adult fantasy by Cathrina Constantine

THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST by Cathrina Constantine

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Title: THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST
Author: Cathrina Constantine
Release Date: May 4, 2022
Genre:
Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
No blood. No body. No murder.

That’s what the police found after Penelope spun her bizarre tale. In a hysterical state, she said her father was butchered and eaten by a mob of birds ~ in her bedroom.

They claim she’s crazy.
That she suffers from delusions.
Penelope is dead set on proving them wrong.

After being institutionalized for eight months, Penelope is out and more determined than ever to find answers to her so-called hallucinations. With her father’s untimely disappearance, she’s convinced her family is hiding something sinister.

THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST is the latest masterpiece by the award-winning author Cathrina Constantine, and is sure to leave fans of fantasy gasping!

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #2
I returned to Crows Nest searching for hope, only to find ghosts.

Gone for eight months, give or take a few weeks, there had been a drastic change in the house. Perhaps, I’d overlooked the turrets I once imagined as a stairway to Heaven were scarred— like me. Cylinder peaks somewhat askew and shingles hanging in disarray correlated with my life thus far.

Some things remained the same. The worn exterior didn’t discourage flocks of birds to hover above and roost on the turrets and power lines.

Dad declared he was the cornerstone of the household, but we all knew it was Gramma. When her fancy tickled her, she told us myths and legends whence our house got its name because crows infested the land. Circling crows, like today, was an omen of death. I shivered. Heedful of that premonition all too well.

“Crows are inherently clever, intelligent,” Gramma would say, “Pay attention, they bring messages. They’re a symbol of magic, mystery, and destiny.” Her fowl wisdom had been indoctrinated in me since I toddled around the Nest.
What message are they bringing today? Welcoming or cautioning?

I should’ve carried a machete to cleave through the scrub, yellowing stalks. Snaking ivy coiled the pillars and canopied the second story balcony, which precariously bowed. On the long drive, Dean had informed me that the unforgiving winter had taken a toll.

My boots crunched on mulch and brittle leaves as I stepped onto the wraparound porch. It had been my responsibility to sweep it, a chore that should have been handed down to my younger siblings. The ornate beveled picture window was cracked. Something had smashed into it, creating jagged veins in the glass.

Planting indecisive legs at the front door, my toes grew into unyielding roots, wrestling into the tongue and groove boards. Heartier roots to replenish those that had been trimmed, uprooted, and torn to shreds.

Will my brother and sister despise me? Considering all those weeks before I was sent away, they’d never given me any reason to doubt their trust or their love. Nevertheless, in all these months, I seldom saw them. Gramma could have brainwashed them against me. She maintained that kind of authority.

I stared at the tarnished door knocker. Still scary and still life-like. A crow’s head with a gaping beak. Emotionally fraught, I turned, searching for Dean. He was body-deep in the trunk of the car grappling with my baggage.

“Need help?” I asked, voice squeaky.

He peeked his head around the car. His expressive, honey-amber eyes flashed as he flicked his arm, a signal to go in. Many nights I’d dreamt of him and those eyes. It shouldn’t be this hard. I veered to the door and thought, I’m home.

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THE OMEN OF CROWS NEST, a standalone young adult fantasy by Cathrina Constantine is out now!

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Author Cathrina Constantine

Author Cathrina Constantine

About the Author
I am blessed with a loving family and forever friends. My world revolves around them.

I grew up in the small village of Lancaster, NY, where I married my sweetheart. I’m devoted to raising 5 cherished children, and now my grandchildren.

I love to immerse myself in great books of every kind of genre, which helps me to write purely for entertainment, and hopefully to inspire readers. When not stationed at my computer you can find me in the woods taking long walks with my dog.

 

 

 

 

Where to find Cathrina Constantine
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE LAST BEEKEEPER (The Silent Skies Trilogy) by Rebecca L. Fearnley

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE LAST BEEKEEPER, the first book in the adult/young adult dystopian fantasy trilogy, The Silent Skies, by Rebecca L. Fearnley

Welcome to the book blitz for THE LAST BEEKEEPER, the first book in the young adult dystopian fantasy trilogy, The Silent Skies, by Rebecca L. Fearnley. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE LAST BEEKEEPER, the first book in the adult/young adult dystopian fantasy trilogy, The Silent Skies, by Rebecca L. Fearnley

THE LAST BEEKEEPER (The Silent Skies Trilogy #1) by Rebecca L. Fearnley

About the Book
Title:
THE LAST BEEKEEPER
Series: The Silent Skies Trilogy #1
Author: Rebecca L. Fearnley
Publisher: Lightning Hyena Press
Release Date: April 20, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Fantasy 
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Synopsis
Solma is a fighter. Trained by her village Steward to protect their community from the predators of their harsh world, she is fierce and loyal. But how can she protect her friends and family from crop failure and starvation? With flying insects extinct for over a century, nowhere on the forsaken continent of Alphor is safe and Solma is terrified her little brother, Warren, will be one of the next to die. The villagers cling to life, waiting for the Earth Whisperers—mysterious nomads with a strange magic that helps plants grow—to arrive.

But then Warren finds something. Something impossible. When the first bee in a hundred years crawls out of the earth, Warren forms a strange bond with the creature and Solma fears he might have a new power. One that leaders of Alphor would kill for. As she and Warren fight to keep the bee secret and safe, word of this miracle sweeps the continent. Allies and enemies alike descend on the village. Some demand the bees for themselves, others want to destroy the colony to level the odds. When words become threats and then violence, Solma and Warren are caught in the conflict, and now it isn’t just the bees in danger.

When whoever controls the bees controls the world, how will Solma and Warren know who to trust?

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Excerpt #4
Suddenly, Blume launches herself off her flower and buzzes to the base of a tree. She zigzags across the roots, droning excitedly. Warren scrambles round to see what she’s doing and gasps.

Blume has landed in the dirt between two tree roots and as they watch she disappears down a tiny hole. They knock their heads together trying to see where she’s gone. Warren clasps his hands together excitedly.

“I hope she likes it,” he murmurs. Solma looks at him.

“Likes what?”

“Her new nest,” Warren says. “It’s perfect, ain’t it? Bell was right!”

Solma scowls. It’s annoying that Bell was right.

They peer at the dark hollow. Solma tingles with anticipation.

“How will we know—?”

“Shh!” Warren hisses. “Wait!”

Solma scowls but obeys. They seem to stand there forever, staring at the ground, until Solma feels restless. She glances over her shoulder, peering towards the watchtower on the horizon. Her patrol’s in a few minutes. They need to go soon. If they’re seen … if they’re caught …

Then Blume’s happy vibrato cuts through the silence and she emerges from the hollow, lifting into the warm air. She flies a lazy circle around the burrow. Then another and another, rising higher into the air with each pass. Solma frowns.

“What’s she doing? Is she sick?”

Warren chuckles. “I don’t reckon so,” he whispers. “I bet she’s memorizing. She’s making a map of the burrow in her mind before she goes to get more pollen.”

Solma frowns. “I don’t think she’s that clever, Warren,” she says. Warren flashes her a furious look.

“How would you know?” he retorts. “Just ’cos you don’t understand her or speak her language, doesn’t mean she’s stupid!”

Solma opens her mouth to protest, then closes it again. He’s got a point.

Suddenly, Blume seems to feel she’s done enough mapping and hums off towards the managed forest. They watch her go in silence.

“Right,” Solma says after Blume’s tremolo song fades into the distance. “Let’s leave her to it, eh?”

Warren, of course, kicks up a fuss about having to leave Blume.

Solma checks the sun through the canopy of leaves. She doesn’t have time for this.

“Come on, Warren,” she says, trying and failing to keep the impatience out of her voice. “Please?”

There’s a rustle and snap somewhere up ahead. They both freeze. Solma’s rifle is off her shoulder in seconds and she’s gathered Warren behind her. They peer between the trees, out into the long grasses beyond. Silence.

Solma is about to relax when a flash of russet catches her attention and she snaps her gaze round just in time to see a figure running in the distance, dressed in Gatra black, with a red braid bouncing against a rifle. Her gut twists.

“Who was it?” Warren whimpers. “Did they see?”

Solma swallows against a sudden lump in her throat, “It was Olive,” she whispers. “And I don’t know. She might’ve seen nothing, or …”

She shoulders her rifle, lungs tight with worry. “… or she might’ve seen everything.”

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THE LAST BEEKEEPER, the first book in the adult/young adult dystopian fantasy trilogy, The Silent Skies, by Rebecca L. Fearnley is out now!

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Author Rebecca L. Fearnley

Author Rebecca L. Fearnley

About the Author
Rebecca has been obsessed with two things since she learned to walk and talk: stories and animals. Luckily, the two seem to be very compatible. Rebecca writes stories set in strange worlds filled with bizarre creatures, strong female characters and magical powers. She started her writing career as a poet, performing all over the country and publishing her first collection, Octopus Medicine, with Two Rivers Press in 2017.

In addition to writing, Rebecca is also a teacher and, in 2018, decided that she wanted to write quality books for the young people she works with. Her books tend towards themes of respect for the environment, protecting the planet and the new generations challenging the old to face up to their mistakes.

She lives in Reading, UK, with her unusual family, which includes herself and her partner, a friendly little mini-lop rabbit (called Cleo) and a gregarious and feisty quaker parrot (called Maya).

.Where to Find Rebecca L. Fearnley
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – MORDIZAN (The Wraithwood Trilogy) by Alyssa Roat

\Welcome to the blog tour for MORDIZAN, the second book in the young adult fantasy series, The Wraithwood Trilogy, by Alyssa Roat

Welcome to the blog tour for MORDIZAN, the second book in the young adult fantasy series, The Wraithwood Trilogy, by Alyssa Roat. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MORDIZAN, the second book in the young adult fantasy series, The Wraithwood Trilogy, by Alyssa Roat

MORDIZAN (The Wraithwood Trilogy #2) by Alyssa Roat

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Title: MORDIZAN
Series: The Wraithwood Trilogy #2
Author: Alyssa Roat
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: March 15, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
The bane of Mordred, the son of Mordizan, and a millennia-old prophecy—together they may provide what Brinnie needs to defeat the world of magic’s greatest threat.

More than a year has passed since Brinnie left Wraithwood, never expecting to see it again. But when Mordred captures her sister, she is thrust back into the world of magic. She flees to Wraithwood, where she learns of a prophecy located in the dark wizard capital of Mordizan that reveals the identity of “Mordred’s bane,” something that could destroy Mordred for good.

Brinnie agrees to a rendezvous with Mordred to exchange herself for her sister, going undercover at Mordizan as a spy to find the prophecy and Mordred’s bane. There, she weaves a complicated web of secrets, lies, and tenuous friendships. She makes an unexpected ally in Marcus Vorath, son of the Master of Mordizan, who fears the implications of Mordred’s growing power. But in Mordizan, friends and foes may be one and the same.

In the midst of court intrigue, battle, ominous new depths to her power, and searching for Mordred’s bane, Brinnie struggles to draw the lines. How far is she willing to go to destroy Mordred? And how much of herself is she willing to give up along the way?

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Excerpt #2
Crunching dirt gave way to rough stone as Brinnie stepped onto the bridge. The stream burbled beneath her, leaves twirling in the eddies, the woods serene.

The calm before the storm.

Brinnie fixed her eyes ahead. As she reached the middle of the bridge, she felt something like a ripple.

Where trees had once lined a dirt path on the other side of the bridge, a grassy plain stretched before her. In the distance, a stocky castle of the same stone as the bridge rose on the top of a hill, pennants flying from the battlements. Brinnie could just make out forms stationed on the wall. Ringing the castle from a safe distance were the tents of an enemy.

And in front of her, a guard station squatted at the other end of the bridge, manned by two sentinels in black and red livery.

Welcome to the dimension of magic. It appeared not much had changed in the past millennium. She was completely out of her depth. What did she know about any of this? Her heart beat faster.

“Halt.” The two sentinels lowered their spears.

She put her hands in the air, not moving from the center of the bridge. “I’m here to see Mordred.”

“Are you the shadowmaster?” the one on her left called.

“Yes.”

“Prove it,” the other growled.

Hands shaking, she drew shadows to her and let them swirl into her hand, an eddy of darkness.

The first nodded and gestured toward their end of the bridge. “This way.”

Brinnie remained firmly in place. “Please tell Mordred that I’ll meet him here. And tell him to bring his prisoners for the trade.”

The first man laughed. “You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?”

Leaves rustled behind her. She whirled to see six armed men emerge from the trees, two dropping from branches above.

Her heart pounded. A trap. They’d watched her approach. For how long? Did they know Uncle Merlin was here?

She forced her voice not to waver. “I was told this would be a peaceful exchange.”

The sentinel stepped forward. “You were told wrong.”

Brinnie backed away, arms out. She felt the shadows dappling the bridge around her beginning to stir. Good. She felt the ripple again—she’d backed out of the Alternate, but now, she could still see the landscape of that dimension. Evidently, once crossed, the Alternate became clear. Also good. The plan could still work. “You don’t want to do this,” she warned.

Her words went ignored. The men behind her strode forward, and the sentinels in front of her approached.

A hair-raising howl floated through the trees from outside the circle of men. The soldiers exclaimed as a dozen shadow wolves broke from the forest and wove between them to surround Brinnie in a circle, facing outward and growling.

She patted one with relief. Thanks, guys.

“Still have your little pets, I see.” The familiar voice sent chills up her spine.

Brinnie turned back toward the guardhouse. The sentinels stepped aside to let a tall figure pass. His black robes rippled, like some gaunt, dark priest. “Brynna Ludovic. A pleasure.”

The wolves snarled.

“Mordred.” She gestured to the men encircling her. “What is this?”

“A misunderstanding, I believe.” He glared at the sentinel on his right. “Under whose orders have you accosted my guest?”

The man shrank away. “Master Vorath’s, sir.”

“Does he so fear a young girl that he would send half an army against her?”

The two sentinels exchanged nervous glances. “No, sir, but a shadowmaster—”

“So he fears one wizard?” Mordred’s gaze bored into him. “I didn’t take Vorath for a coward.” He waved a hand at the men advancing on Brinnie. “Dismissed.”

The soldiers stepped back, fading into the forest once more.

As they dispersed, Mordred smiled at her, revealing too-white teeth. “What would Arthur have thought if he knew that his line would give rise to a mistress of shadows?”

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Author Alyssa Roat

Author Alyssa Roat

About the Author
Alyssa Roat grew up in Tucson, Arizona, but her heart is in Great Britain. She has worked in a wide variety of roles within the publishing industry as an agent, editor, writer, and publicist. With 250+ bylines and 9+ books under contract in genres ranging from YA chat fiction to fantasy to sweet adult romance, you could say she dabbles in a bit of everything. Her name is a pun, which means you can learn more about her at www.alyssawrote.com or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as @alyssawrote.

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – GAGE (Angelbound Offspring Series) by Christina Bauer

 

Monster House Books and author Christina Bauer are revealing the cover to GAGE, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Offspring, releasing June 16, 2022

Monster House Books and author Christina Bauer are revealing the cover to GAGE, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Offspring, releasing June 16, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

GAGE, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Offspring, by Christina Bauer

GAGE (Angelbound Offspring Series #8) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
GAGE
Series: Angelbound Offspring #
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: June 16, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
Gage runs the L’Griffe, AKA the dragon shifter mafia on Earth. Since the human realm has no supernatural police, the L’Griffe do more than loan money or sell contraband. When it comes to dragon shifters, the L’Griffe are the law. And Gage isn’t the only sheriff in town, either. Other secret groups have their own gangs, including ghouls, demons, and everything in between. It’s an awkward balance, but it works.

Until the demons consolidate into the Horde. This alliance plans to take over Earth, and that’s just for starters.

Now Gage must build his own connections to fight this new threat. Fortunately, Gage’s true love, Huntress, comes from a family of superhuman warriors. All of them agree to team up and put down the Horde. Success seems just around the corner.

Then the truth becomes clear.

Thanks to magical cloning, the Horde is led by an old enemy of Huntress’ family—one that everyone thought had been destroyed forever. Now their archnemesis is back and more powerful than anyone could have imagined.

Looks like defeating these demons may also destroy Gage, Huntress, and everyone they love.

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Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the Angelbound Offspring Series!

“An action-packed series full of adventures, romance and fun! If you want a fantasy world with sexy times, this series is for you.” -Rosee Reads

ANGELBOUND OFFSPRING
1. Maxon
2. Portia
3. Zinnia
4. Rhodes
5. Kaps
6. Mack
7. Huntress
8. Gage
* This is a completed series.

Perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their book series to deliver: badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.

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Preorder GAGE, the eighth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Offspring, by Christina Bauer Now!

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Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Cover Reveal – THE MAGI MANIFESTO (The Magi Menagerie Series) by Kale Lawrence

 

Welcome to the cover reveal for THE MAGI MANIFESTO, the second book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence

Welcome to the cover reveal for THE MAGI MANIFESTO, the second book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence, releasing December 13, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

THE MAGI MANIFESTO, the second book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence

THE MAGI MANIFESTO (The Magi Menagerie Series #2) by Kale Lawrence

About the Book
Title:
THE MAGI MANIFESTO
Series: The Magi Menagerie Series #2
Author: Kale Lawrence
Publisher: EnchantFire
Release Date: December 13, 2022
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Historical Fantasy
Links: Goodreads 

Synopsis
After the true power of the Tablet of Destinies is revealed, Ezra grapples with the horrors of the night that changed everything. Haunted by the monster who claimed his father’s life, Ezra is determined to see his promise through and become a Magus. But when the Third Order of the Magi have him arrested for crimes he has yet to commit, Ezra is willing to do whatever it takes to prove himself, even if it means going after the very force that terrorises his dreams.

But there’s more at stake than the Magi realise and major risks must be taken to settle the score. Desperate to stop the Legerdemain Brotherhood from claiming infinite power, Jonas must lead a team into the heart of enemy territory and dismantle the Brotherhood from the inside. Can Ezra and Jonas successfully stop the Legerdemain from ushering in a new era of terror? Or will yet another unlikely foe rise from the deep?

 

 

 

 

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THE MAGI MANIFESTO, the second book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence is coming December 2022

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Author Kale Lawrence

Author Kale Lawrence

About the Author
Since the early age of 6, Kale Lawrence knew she either wanted to be an astronaut or an author. Obviously, the astronaut gig didn’t work out, so instead, Kale turned to fantastic fictional worlds. When Kale is not writing creatively, she works as a Marketing Manager at a pet product company, and pretends she’s an Olympic swimmer at the gym. She has also served as a board member for the South Dakota Writes organization.

In addition to books, Kale has lent her writing prowess to television, and her writing has been featured on nationwide PBS television programming, NBC newscasts, ABC newscasts, and the Travel Channel.

Kale currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her feisty tortoiseshell calico cat, Emma Bug and sassy Siamese, Seattle Bean.

 

 

 

Where to find Kale Lawrence
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Cover Reveal – FROM CROWN TO BLADE (Crown and Blade Series) by J.H. Dark

 

Author J.H. Dark is unveiling the cover to FROM CROWN TO BLADE, a the first book in the young adult/new adult fantasy series, Crown and Blade, releasing December 31, 2022

Author J.H. Dark is unveiling the cover to FROM CROWN TO BLADE, a the first book in the young adult/new adult fantasy series, Crown & Blade, releasing December 31, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

FROM CROWN TO BLADE, a the first book in the young adult/new adult fantasy series, Crown and Blade, by J.H. Dark

FROM CROWN TO BLADE (Crown & Blade Series #1) by J.H. Dark

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Title: FROM CROWN TO BLADE
Series: Crown & Blade Series #1
Author: R.J. Garcia
Release Date: December 31, 2022
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
Twin sisters. One destined to rule; the other destined to fight. A quest that will destroy the fabric of magic.

Princess Naomi, the rightful heir of Wildbriar, learned at a very young age she must neglect her heart in favor of duty, even as she jealously watches her twin sister, Nayeli, do as she pleases.

But the seemingly carefree Princess Nayeli, the King’s Champion, has duties of her own. Despite her passion for training with the soldiers, Nayeli nonetheless dreads the day she’ll become Commander of Naomi’s army and be forced to uphold their father’s legacy—to protect Wildbriar from the war currently raging between three powerful kingdoms on the other side of the continent.

During their eighteenth birthday celebration, the castle is attacked by unknown rogues—and Naomi is poisoned.

In view of her sister’s perilous condition, Nayeli sets her sights on the deadly Mist Isle to find a rare ingredient for the antidote that will save Naomi’s life—and the life of their dear kingdom.

For if Naomi dies, so does her unique magic, the one power that feels and feeds the land.

While Nayeli undertakes her dangerous quest, Naomi becomes a prisoner inside her own body. Yet, the coma that overtakes her doesn’t steal her powers, and with those she discovers the assault on them is just one small piece of a much bigger puzzle.

That the war isn’t as far away as it seems.

And that Wildbriar may be lost—with or without her.

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Author J.H. Dark

Author J.H. Dark

About the Author
JH Dark is the pen name of a USA Today Bestseller author. As JH Dark, she writes fantasy with strong women, dreamy heroes, and endless adventure and action. Her passion for books started when she was very little, and her first novel was penned at only thirteen years old. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids, and way too many books!

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS (Heritor’s Helm Series) by L.A. Buck

 

Welcome to the book blitz for FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Heritor’s Helm, by L.A. Buck

Welcome to the book blitz for FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Heritor’s Helm, by L.A. Buck. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Heritor’s Helm, by L.A. Buck

FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS (Heritor’s Helm Series #1) by L.A. Buck

About the Book
Title: FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS
Series: Heritor’s Helm Series #1
Author: L.A. Buck
Publisher: Redhearth
Release Date: February 22, 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy
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Synopsis
Pitted against one another, with the people and country they love in jeopardy, the daughter of a deserter and the son of the king have a chance to fulfill their forebears’ legacy—or destroy it entirely.

Twisted monsters called saja lurk in the shadows of the mountains. Rumors say the Fidelis, human wielders of an ancient elemental magic, again walk the plains. Not all in Avaron believe, and not all welcome the return of legend.

Kura’s a skeptic. But, she’ll cross and befriend centaurs, talking animals, and worse to save her family after the rebellion mistakes her for the land’s prophesied savior. And, while he’d rather negotiate with rebels than fight them, Triston can’t ignore prophecy. That was the sham his father used to steal the crown in the first place.

Over a century ago, their ancestors sailed the oceans in search of peace and died as heroes fighting for it. But heroes—and villains—aren’t always what they seem to be.

Inspired by Brandon Sanderson’s grounded characters and JRR Tolkien’s sense of wonder, Fire of the Forebears is a fantasy for fans who think a dual perspective adventure about the fate of one nation might still be pretty epic.

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Teaser from FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Heritor’s Helm, by L.A. Buck

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Excerpt #2
The sunrise cast a sickly yellow glow over the city, bringing light to a scene of carnage better left in darkness. Triston stood in the center, droplets of rain cascading down his cloak, and grimaced as he surveyed the billowing tendrils of smoke and steam that emanated from the charred clearing. It was a bitter dawn—one he’d been dreading.

Twelve. There were twelve men unaccounted for after the last night’s battle.

So far they’d found seven, all of whom had died within the city after it’d been breached. Now, with the first of the morning light, Triston picked his way east of Tarr Fianin’s walls—or, more accurately, what remained of the walls. Several townsfolk were already attempting to replace the damaged logs, and they sent embittered glances in Triston’s direction. At the moment, he didn’t care.

Carcasses, stiff from death’s embrace, littered the clearing. A few were men—far fewer than Triston had first believed. During the battle he’d been unable to tell, but now he saw plainly the faces of his enemies: they were monsters, beasts that walked like men but wore the faces of animals. Perhaps this was clearest in death, their features twisted into unnerving snarls, their fur splattered in blood and matted by the rain.

He hadn’t believed it before, but he knew it now: the Wynshire was a dangerous place, and they never should have come.

Among the drab garb of the dead there shone a patch of bright red—a soldier’s cloak, the color undampened by the rain. Triston crossed the field to kneel at the dead man’s side. It was Mory, face pale, lifeless eyes staring up at the sunrise. Triston carefully pulled the man’s wet cloak over his body.

“Triston.” Seren’s voice broke the stillness. He maneuvered around the debris like a mother crossing a cluttered playroom to tell her child to pick up his toys. “I thought I would find you here.”

The anger that had been brewing in Triston’s chest threatened to boil over, and he clenched his teeth as he rose to his feet. He didn’t want a conversation, not now and not from him.

“Come on,” Seren said gently. “You can let the captains do this.”

Triston closed his fist around the sword hilt at his side. Of course Seren would say that; a strategist delegated the burden while a military man shouldered it. “How do you explain these?” He motioned toward one of the dead creatures as he looked Seren in the eye. “Is it saja? Not seen in Avaron for generations?”

“They’re not saja.” Seren’s apparent confidence set Triston’s teeth on edge. “They’re dangerous, though. And worse yet multiply in Lovaria even as we—”

“Stop. Just… stop.” Triston shook his head, and he couldn’t help but stare at the red cloak covering Mory’s body by his feet.

“It’s not your fault.”

Triston laughed bitterly. “Not my fault? What did I tell you yesterday? I said these towns were unpredictable. I said we needed more men.”

“And you were right.” Seren’s tone was somewhere between consoling and placating. “I should have listened. But I still outrank you: the siege was my decision.”

“But it was the wrong decision, and I knew it. I shouldn’t have let my men follow you.”

Seren’s eyes narrowed slightly. “What do you mean to suggest?”

Triston sighed. Did I really just say that? He ran his fingers through his wet hair. Yes, he’d said it. And he didn’t want to take it back. “I don’t know what I mean.”

Seren nodded slowly. “You had best find out.”

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Teaser from FIRE OF THE FOREBEARS, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Heritor’s Helm, by L.A. Buck

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Author L.A. Buck

Author L.A. Buck

About the Author
A goat farmer, engineering graduate, first degree black belt, and medical student, the one thing Lauren Buck always knew she wanted to be was an author. The first stories she ever wrote, as a grade-schooler, were about super heroes. But, raised on a steady diet of Lewis, Tolkien, and Sanderson, it was only a matter of time before she set her sights on epic fantasy.

When not writing, working, or studying, she enjoys drawing, playing the guitar, traveling, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Sometimes you can find her hanging out on Twitter, probably with a German shepherd or two sleeping at her side.

According to Myers-Briggs Lauren is an INTJ, and country roads will always take her home to wild and wonderful West Virginia.

Where to Find L.A. Buck
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – ANGELFIRE (Angelbound Lincoln Series) by Christina Bauer

\Welcome to the blog tour for ANGELFIRE, the fifth book in the young adult fantasy/romance series, Angelbound Lincoln, by Christina Bauer

Welcome to the blog tour for ANGELFIRE, the fifth book in the young adult fantasy/romance series, Angelbound Lincoln, by Christina Bauer. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ANGELFIRE, the fifth book in the young adult fantasy/romance series, Angelbound Lincoln, by Christina Bauer

ANGELFIRE (Angelbound Lincoln Series #5) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
ANGELFIRE
Series: Angelbound Lincoln Series #3
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Release Date: February 8, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
“Angels, demons and romance… YES!” – C.S., Amazon
“So addicting! Highly recommend!” – Diary Of A Wannabe Writer
“I. LOVE. LINCOLN.” – Antonella’s Book World

Someone is making life hell for our favorite royal couple, Lincoln and Myla. Natural disasters have the after-realms falling apart. Humans are going to war left and right. And the hottest couple ever can’t find two minutes alone. Sheesh.

The problem? Lincoln’s evil brother.

Yes, you read that right. Brother.

Turns out, Lincoln’s father was a busy guy in his youth… and now Connor’s secret son, Truman, wants his share of the throne. Even worse, Truman is as awful as Lincoln is noble. When it comes to claiming royal power, nothing stands in Truman’s way. Sure, Lincoln is tied by angelic blood to his half brother. But will that connection link them together… or ultimately tear the after-realms apart?

Angelbound Lincoln Series
Stories from the perspective of Mister the Prince
1. Duty Bound
2. Lincoln
3. Trickster
4. Baculum
5. Angelfire

Perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their book series to deliver: badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.

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Excerpt

LINCOLN
AGE TWENTY-ONE

I am one man with many titles.

Some call me King of the demon-fighting Thrax. To others, I’m Husband and Consort to Myla Lewis, the Great Scala. More than once, I’ve been celebrated as the Greatest Warrior in Antrum, which is my homeland hidden deep below the Earth’s surface.

Yet the finest title of all will soon be mine.

Dad.

Myla is heavy with our first child. Humans might say we’re too young to be parents. But we thrax fight demons on the Earth’s surface. My people know that life can end quickly—and if you anger the wrong monster, it most certainly will—so we marry early and start families fast. And as Myla would say, if you make yourself happy, at least that’s one person.

For this momentous occasion, I carry my wife to the Arx Hall infirmary, honeymoon-style. Together, we move through a section of the palace called the Gilded Abbey. This hallway always gleams, from the golden murals on the ceiling to the shiny tiled floor. But today? Every inch seems especially bright. And with each step forward, more adrenaline and excitement course through me.

This is really happening.

“I can walk on my own, you know,” snarks Myla. “As I’ve said many times.”

“Not a chance,” I counter. “You know how humans transport their brides over the threshold? The King of Antrum must always carry his pregnant queen to medical care in the same manner. It’s a thrax tradition.”

Myla shoots me the side-eye. “Thrax tradition, my ass. You just made that up.”

I wink. “Absolutely. Call it royal prerogative.”

“You’re a fibber.”

“And you are beautiful.”

Which she is. My wife is extra-curvy now, a look that only enhances her long auburn hair, bright blue eyes, and whip-fast tail.

Myla pretends to size me up. “You’re… okay. I guess.” I’m tall and broad-shouldered with short brown hair and mismatched eyes.

“You think I’m crazy-hot. Don’t deny it.”

Now, it’s Myla’s turn to wink. “Maybe.”

At this point, Myla’s tail comes out to ruffle my hair—which is its way of saying, I love Lincoln.

“Maybe, huh?” I grin. “Another part of you seems to disagree.”

“Ugh.” Myla rolls her eyes. “My tail is such a traitor.”

In reply, her tail bobs up and down. It’s literally dancing with joy over the idea of having bested Myla. Such a character.

Myla cuddles against my shoulder. My wife may talk about hoofing it to the infirmary, but on this occasion, she clearly likes being carried. And it’s no problem for me to do so. I’m used to toting about heavy chain mail and tunics in my everyday outfit as king. Myla is far lighter by comparison. Today, we’ve both jettisoned medieval styles for dark cotton pants and T-shirts.

“How long?” asks Myla.

It’s a short question, but I get the full meaning. How long since my last contraction?

“Two hours,” I reply.

We both know what that means. Our doctor explained everything when Myla’s first became very pregnant, very quickly. The experience is what I’d call surprising, but not a shock. After all, Myla and I are both supernatural. There’s no rule book for how our offspring should grow. Right after her belly rounded out, Myla felt some contractions, but those soon ended.

The doctor estimates that a few weeks remain before the baby’s born. However, our physician also wants to check Myla out in a more formal setting, just to be sure.

Which brings us to the present moment. Myla and I have changed clothes, freshened up, and are now on our way to the infirmary…

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Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Where to Find Christina Bauer

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Cover Reveal – FAIRY GODMURDER (Fractured Fae Series) by Sarah J. Sover

 

Author Sarah J. Sover is revealing the cover to FAIRY GODMURDER, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Fractured Fae, releasing March 10, 2022

Author Sarah J. Sover is revealing the cover to FAIRY GODMURDER, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Fractured Fae, releasing March 10, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it your Goodreads TBR.

FAIRY GODMURDER, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Fractured Fae, by Sara J. Sover

FAIRY GODMURDER (Fractured Fae Series #1) by Sarah J. Sover

About the Book
Title:
FAIRY GODMURDER
Series: Fractured Fae Series #1
Authors: Sarah J. Sover
Publisher: Falstaff Books
Release Date: March 10, 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Gwendolyn Evenshine thought being a fairy godmother would be cut and dried—take on a charge, solve a royal problem, and return to the Academy for her next assignment. But she got too close.

When the beloved Princess Francesca is brutally murdered on her watch, Gwen refuses to resume her fairy godmother duties. Instead, she laces her docs and hits the streets of Boston in search of the bastard who took Frankie from her, a serial killer who operates in lunar cycles. But Gwen’s magic is on the fritz, and bodies are piling up.

Gwen enlists the talents of Chessa Moon, an upbeat pixie crime blogger who will do anything for a scoop. Together, they open new leads as they race against the hunter’s moon. As the killer hits closer and closer to home, Gwen is forced to confront her past and nail the killer, or she’ll lose more than just her shot at vengeance—she’ll lose the only person in her life worth a damn.

“FAIRY GODMURDER comes along and knocks you on your ass with a world that lures you in and keeps you there. Sarah Sover puts the fae in fatal!” ~James R. Tuck- The Deacon Chalk series

 

 

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FAIRY GODMURDER, the first book in the adult fantasy series, Fractured Fae, by Sara J. Sover, releases March 10, 2022

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Author Sarah J. Sover

Author Sarah J. Sover

About the Author
Sarah J. Sover writes fantasy crossover novels while raising two energetic little people. A Georgia Southern Bell Honor’s graduate who grew up living near Detroit, London, Miami, and Atlanta, Sarah’s background is as varied as her answers to the dreaded “where are you from” question. She’s done everything from wildlife rehabilitation to data management, leaving notebooks filled with bad poetry in her wake.

Sarah resides in John’s Creek, Ga with her brilliant husband Alex, two vibrant daughters, cranky old dog, and seemingly immortal snake. In addition to writing, Sarah loves craft beer, blues dancing, binging superhero Netflix shows, hobby jumping, Disney, and groove metal.

 

Where to find Sarah J. Sover
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE CASSANDRA CURSE by Hope Bolinger

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger

Welcome to the book blitz for THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger. See below for information on the book, buy links, and exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger

THE CASSANDRA CURSE by Hope Bolinger

About the Book
Title:
THE CASSANDRA CURSE
Author: Hope Bolinger
Release Date: February 1, 2022
Genre: Middle Grade Paranormal Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
STRANGER THINGS X CURSED PRINCESS CLUB

Charity’s acts of kindness always end in disaster, but when one clown costume too many lands her in the Vice Principal’s office, she receives a mysterious note from a group called “The Cassandra Coalition,” asking her if she wants to be rid of the curse that seems to follow her.

The teens of the coalition claim to be cursed by a mirror world connected with their hometown known as Delphos. To make things worse, Delphos appears to be invading their world and turning people into zombies—either that, or someone switched all the coffee to decaf.

When one of their members goes missing, they’ll try to track her down, close the portal to their world, and find a way to end their curse, before the curse ends them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger

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Excerpt #2
Can I adopt this feisty unicorn of a grandma, please?

“That’s awful,” Io agreed as her grandmother placed the triangle on a half-done quilt and scooted back her chair. “It’s not even snowing that hard.”

Grandma grunted as she rose and reached for her cardigan draped on the chair. She threw it over her shoulders. Paused. “Io, dear, do you know what the opposite of love is?”

Io rubbed her bare fingertips on a navy triangle of fabric. She froze. No doubt, she’d had a hard time adjusting to the ‘no touching rule’. Charity thought back to their kitchen hug.

“That’s easy, Grandma. The opposite of love is hate.”

“No.”

Grandma raised a finger and jabbed it toward the ceiling. The white popcorn pattern had a few water stains that formed indiscernible shapes.

“The opposite of love isn’t hate. It’s apathy.” She squinted at Io and then the other two. “Not caring, indifference, whatever you want to call it. It makes you tired, lethargic, unaware of the pain of others. It can take a kind old woman and keep her at home, instead of helping to make a blanket for a family without a home.”

Remnants of the Big Sad surged back into Charity. Apathy, the word had a horrible touch of the familiar.

Is that what happened to me when Dad left?

Hadn’t the Big Sad clutched her back at the park? How the gray atmosphere had forced her eyelids near-shut and calves to trudge forward.

If she remembered right, the Big Sad acted fast and without mercy. What if the same thing was happening with the curse?

Let’s hope Cassandra gets us another clue, and fast.

THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger releases February 1, 2022

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Author Hope Bolinger

Author Hope Bolinger

About C.A. Rene
Hope Bolinger is literary agent, freelance author and editor, YA novelist, and obsessed with anything to do with theater.

Books include The Quiet and the Storm (Taylor University Press), Blaze (IlluminateYA), Den (IlluminateYA), Dear Hero (INtense Publications), and Dear Henchman (INtense Publications). She’s also contributed to books that were published by Broadstreet Publishing and New Hope.

When she isn’t busy adding to her 600+ bylines, or showing up in her town square dressed as Red Riding Hood, she loves to connect with readers. Find her at hopebolinger.com or connect with her @hopebolinger

 

 

Where to find Hope Bolinger
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Cover Reveal – THE VIKING MIST (The Two Realms Trilogy) by Ariella Moon

 

Author Ariella Moon is revealing the cover to THE VIKING MIST, the second book in the young adult fantasy trilogy, The TWO REALMS, releasing March 2, 2022

Author Ariella Moon is revealing the cover to THE VIKING MIST, the second book in the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Two Realms, releasing March 2, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and a link to add it your Goodreads TBR.

THE VIKING MIST, the second book in the young adult fantasy trilogy, The TWO REALMS, by Ariella Moon

THE VIKING MIST (The Two Realms Trilogy #2) by Ariella Moon

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE VIKING MIST
Series: The Two Realms Trilogy #2
Authors: Ariella Moon
Publisher: Star Tribe Publishing
Release Date: March 2, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
When a fairy kills a fairy, they forfeit immortality.

Never over three centuries, since the Last Fairy King was assassinated, has a noble fay been murdered in Fairy…until now.

The mysterious murder leads to an astounding discovery. Mab, Queen of Fairy, accuses Talfryn’s parents of stealing an elixir that restores immortality. She holds his fay father hostage, forcing the Halfling to enter the Viking realm to retrieve the potion.

Talfryn has five days to navigate the world of lethal Cold Iron, locate the human mother he has never known, and recover the elixir that could mask the murderer — a quest he cannot survive without aid from Fenella. Will the Thaness of Thorburn honor their alliance, knowing the venture would jeopardize her freedom and second chance at love?

In 16th century Scotland, Fenella believes Talfryn is dead. Her covert plan to regain her thanedom and safeguard her life hinges on marrying her kidnapper’s son…for love. With weeks until their wedding, she can ill afford to break Edward’s trust, or his heart…again.

Will love be lost…or found?

In this sequel to The Beltane Escape, shape-shifters and secrets abound, time bends, fates interweave, friendships fray, and no one is safe.

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Teaser from THE VIKING MIST, the second book in the young adult fantasy trilogy, The TWO REALMS, by Ariella Moon

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: THE BELTANE ESCAPE
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Author Ariella Moon

Author Ariella Moon

About the Author
Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval Scotland and Fairy fantasy romance, Two Realms Novellas, origin stories of characters and magic in the Two Realms, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances. Ariella’s “Covert Hearts” appears in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Ariella Moon
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Blog Tour – Playlist + Giveaway – THE NORTH WIND (The Four Winds Series) by Alexandria Warwick

 

Welcome to the blog tour forTHE NORTH WIND, the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series, The Four Winds, by Alexandria Warwick

Welcome to the blog tour for THE NORTH WIND, the first book in the new adult fantasy romance series, The Four Winds, by Alexandria Warwick. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE NORTH WIND, the first book in her new adult fantasy romance series, The Four Winds, by Alexandria Warwick

THE NORTH WIND (The Four Winds Series #1) by Alexandria Warwick

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE NORTH WIND
Series: The Four Winds Series #1
Author: Alexandria Warwick
Publisher: Andromeda Press
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2022
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
Lush. Dark. Romantic. Introducing a newly reimagined tale written in the vein of Beauty and the Beast and Hades and Persephone.

Long before civilization, there were the gods. And before the gods, there was the earth, the celestial bodies, and air given flesh. They are the Anemoi—the Four Winds—and they have been banished to the four corners of the world.

Wren of Edgewood is no stranger to suffering. Her parents are gone. Survival is all she knows. For three hundred years, the land known as the Gray has been encased in ice, surrounded by a great barrier called the Shade, which protects the townsfolk from the Deadlands beyond.

But day by day, the Shade weakens.

Only one thing can stop the Shade’s fall: a mortal woman taken captive across the barrier, bound in wedlock to the dark god who reigns over the Deadlands. He is the North Wind, the Frost King, an immortal whose heart is said to be as frigid as the land he rules.

And the time has come for the Frost King to choose his bride.

The North Wind is a standalone, enemies-to-lovers fantasy romance, the first in a series sprinkled with Greek lore. Perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Laura Thalassa, and Scarlett St. Clair.

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Playlist
While drafting, I mostly listen to epic music or movie soundtracks. It’s very difficult for me to write to a song with lyrics, and instrumental music helps me get into whatever “mood” the book is that I’m working on. As this is a dark fairytale retelling, I searched for pieces that felt a bit eerie, or romantic. Here are some of the pieces I listened to when writing/editing The North Wind.

Für Alina by Arvo Pärt
Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt
Turning Page by Sleeping at Last (instrumental version)
You Complete Me by A.R. Rahman
Experience by Ludovico Einaudi
River Flows in You by Yurima
Jane Eyre soundtrack by Dario Marianelli

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Author Alexandria Warwick

Author Alexandria Warwick

About the Author
Alexandria Warwick is the #1 fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the author of The Demon Race and the North series.

 

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Where to Find Alexandria Warwick
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Cover Reveal – THE CASSANDRA CURSE by Hope Bolinger

 

Author Hope Bolinger is revealing the cover to THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy series, releasing February 1, 2022

Author Hope Bolinger is revealing the cover to THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, releasing February 1, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it your Goodreads TBR.

THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger

THE CASSANDRA CURSE by Hope Bolinger

About the Book
Title:
THE CASSANDRA CURSE
Author: Hope Bolinger
Release Date: February 1, 2022
Genre: Middle Grade Paranormal Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR

Synopsis
STRANGER THINGS X CURSED PRINCESS CLUB

Charity’s acts of kindness always end in disaster, but when one clown costume too many lands her in the Vice Principal’s office, she receives a mysterious note from a group called “The Cassandra Coalition,” asking her if she wants to be rid of the curse that seems to follow her.

The teens of the coalition claim to be cursed by a mirror world connected with their hometown known as Delphos. To make things worse, Delphos appears to be invading their world and turning people into zombies—either that, or someone switched all the coffee to decaf.

When one of their members goes missing, they’ll try to track her down, close the portal to their world, and find a way to end their curse, before the curse ends them.

 

 

 

 

 

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THE CASSANDRA CURSE, a standalone middle grade paranormal fantasy, by Hope Bolinger releases February 1, 2022

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Author Hope Bolinger

Author Hope Bolinger

About C.A. Rene
Hope Bolinger is literary agent, freelance author and editor, YA novelist, and obsessed with anything to do with theater.

Books include The Quiet and the Storm (Taylor University Press), Blaze (IlluminateYA), Den (IlluminateYA), Dear Hero (INtense Publications), and Dear Henchman (INtense Publications). She’s also contributed to books that were published by Broadstreet Publishing and New Hope.

When she isn’t busy adding to her 600+ bylines, or showing up in her town square dressed as Red Riding Hood, she loves to connect with readers. Find her at hopebolinger.com or connect with her @hopebolinger

 

 

Where to find Hope Bolinger
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

Cover Reveal – BATTLE OF EIRBOR (The Frelsarien Series) by Lynette Charrier

 

Author Lynette Charrier is revealing the cover to BATTLE OF EIRBOR, the first book in the adult fantasy series, The Frelsarien, releasing March 2022

Author Lynette Charrier is revealing the cover to BATTLE OF EIRBOR, the first book in the adult fantasy series, The Frelsarien, releasing March 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it your Goodreads TBR.

BATTLE OF EIRBOR, the first book in the adult fantasy series, The Frelsarien, by Lynette Charrier

BATTLE OF EIRBOR (The Frelsarien Series #1) by Lynette Charrier

About the Book
Title:
BATTLE OF EIRBOR
Series: The Frelsarien Series #1
Authors: Lynette Charrier
Release Date: March 2022
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
One hundred years of peace have shattered, and the gods have sent the most unlikely of Heroes, mortals.

On the planet Eyon, one hundred years of peace are shattered when the kingdom of Elmoria invades the neighboring kingdom of Tharon. Desperate to regain their lands and citizens, the Tharians beseech the gods to deliver Frelsarien to them—mythical prophets who, in the past, have used the power of the gods to bring peace to the land.

Meanwhile on Earth, Idun, Ayla, and Colton have no idea their bloodlines carry a curse that enslaves them to the Overseers — supernatural beings whose divine rule stretches across the universe, earning them the status of godhood. After the Overseers come to collect them, the three humans learn that they must bring peace between two warring nations, or be damned to a life on this planet with no hope of returning home.

When the three Frelsarien arrive, the Tharians are disappointed to discover that the gods sent nothing but ordinary humans. Some give up hope that they will be of any help, while others cling to faith. The Frelsarien must either find a new way to prove their worth to the overseers, or attempt to develop the powers they were promised. In the face of adversity, will they be able to rise up to the challenge?

In a gripping page-turner, author Lynette Charrier pieces together an epic tale against a backdrop of tyranny, strength and resilience. Battle of Eirbor is the first novel in the Frelsarien series, a masterpiece of epic crossworld fantasy.

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BATTLE OF EIRBOR, the first book in the adult fantasy series, The Frelsarien, by Lynette Charrier is coming March 2022

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Author Lynette Charrier

Author Lynette Charrier

About C.A. Rene
Lynette Charrier was born in Manitoba Canada but grew up in Southern California. There she met her husband who whisked her away back to his hometown of Naples Florida. Not long after she earned her degree in interior design and quickly found a job in the field. However her true passion lies with the writing community. Ever since she was little she had been making up stories of distant worlds and far off galaxies. Now she’s excited to finally share those stories with the world.

 

 

 

Where to find Lynette Charrier
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE MAGI MENAGERIE (The Magi Menagerie Series) by Kale Lawrence

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE MAGI MENAGERIE, the first book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence

Welcome to the book blitz for THE MAGI MENAGERIE, the first book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $1.99.

THE MAGI MENAGERIE, the first book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence

THE MAGI MENAGERIE (The Magi Menagerie Series #1) by Kale Lawrence

About the Book – On Sale for $1.99 for a Limited Time
Title:
THE MAGI MENAGERIE
Series: The Magi Menagerie Series #1
Author: Kale Lawrence
Publisher: EnchantFire
Release Date: September 7, 2021
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Historical Fantasy
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Synopsis
Some stars aren’t meant to be followed.

For seventeen years, Ezra Newport and his parents were habitual immigrants, traveling from their Ottoman Empire home across 20th century Europe. As the Newports migrate to Belfast, Ireland, Ezra wants nothing more to settle into a consistent life and lay the foundation of his architectural dreams. But after a strange, mechanical bounty hunter murders his mother and prompts the disappearance of his father, Ezra discovers that his parents had actually been on the run. Now, their enemies are targeting him, and they won’t stop until he is dead.

In a moment of desperation, Ezra’s fate collides with the Third Order of the Magi, a secret society dedicated to using their supernatural powers to protect their communities. With increasing violence around the world, the Magi are fairly certain they know who’s behind the attacks on Ezra and his family since the same group could also be threatening their own existence.

Both Ezra and the Magi’s survival hinges on knowledge only Ezra’s father has and the key to saving them could be buried within history itself. In a race across continents and time, both Ezra and the Magi must secure an ancient Babylonian artifact before hell is unleashed on the world. And, against all odds, Ezra must decide where his allegiances truly lie, despite what is written in the stars.

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Teaser from THE MAGI MENAGERIE, the first book in the young adult/new historical adult fantasy series, The Magi Menagerie, by Kale Lawrence

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Excerpt #3
Diego

Not very many things had the power to piss off Diego Montreal.

Disloyalty? Naturally.

Being held back? Of course.

Jonas’ embitterment toward his relationship with Stella? Without question.

Failure?

Failure had to be the worst offender. Nothing could make him feel more incompetent than defeat, especially if that defeat had anything to do with Time Manipulation.

Diego screwed up his face in concentration, squeezing the edges of the quartz wand into his palm. Usually illuminated with natural light, the chief constable’s office was now shrouded in shadows, too tenacious for the weak desk lamp bulb and the evening gloom. The Souvenirs—the ring and the electric torch—had been laid out before him, alongside Norman’s heavy scrutiny.

This time, it had to work.
“Forgive me for my lack of understanding, but I honestly don’t see why this situation is different than the rest,” the constable grumbled as he lit a cigar and propped his feet upon the desk. “This should have worked the first time. After all, you’ve managed to view crime scenes before.”

Diego lifted his burning gaze to his boss.

Despite his flagrant tone, the constable spoke the truth, as much as Diego hated to admit it. Previous attempts had gone without a hitch. But for some unknown reason, these crime scenes proved resistant to his abilities. What seemed like the simple work of a madman with a fondness for the word “quietus” had an impenetrable exterior. Every time Diego turned back Time to view these events, a thick darkness cloaked whatever evidence remained. He had never seen anything quite like it in any of his Time Excursions.

Either his abilities were somehow being drained or someone was erasing history. Both scenarios did not sound particularly thrilling.

“Yes, well, I wouldn’t expect you to understand the technicalities of it,” Diego muttered.

“No, I don’t,” huffed Norman, “but there’s something I do understand, and it is that now, we aren’t the only ones dealing with this madness.” The constable reached into his top drawer and dropped a newspaper on the workspace, further disrupting Diego’s focus.

His eyes skimmed the recent headline but backtracked when he realized it was in French. What Diego could not ascertain from the print, he translated from the front-page photograph.

Plumes of fire and coal dust disrupted what once was a mining operation. Lifts, splintered planks, and glass fragments littered the work site, while flocks of ravens dotted the chaotic skyline. While the photograph neglected to show any of the dead or injured, it did provide a glimpse of something far more impactful: the painful emotion in their comrades’ faces, streaked amongst the grime.

Whatever had just taken place not only rattled the northern French countryside. It had shaken survivors to their cores.

La catastrophe de Courriéres.

“They’re saying more than a thousand people are dead,” said the chief constable. “What they are not saying—in the papers, at least—is that authorities discovered the word quietus painted in red across one of the communal shacks. I suppose you can understand why this is a bit higher of a priority now that it has crossed international boundaries.”

Diego gritted his teeth and pushed the newspaper away from the Souvenirs. “So, the Irish Republican Brotherhood is out of the question, I assume?”

Norman narrowed his eyes. “Most likely.”

“Right. Well, there’s only one thing we can do,” Diego began, once again tracing the Star of David in the air with his quartz wand. “Pray my theory will hold strong enough for me to bring something back.”

“Best of luck, kid,” Chief Constable Norman said through a puff of smoke. “Do me proud.”

Diego saluted him and pressed the crystal tip to the face of his pocket watch. Focusing on the time and date written on the scraps of paper beside its corresponding Souvenir, Diego internally beckoned the power of the stars to navigate to the exact moment when the Dunmurry boy lost his life. The clock hands wound backward in a savage spiral. The present world faded away, like streaks of paint drowned in torrents of water. He was now a sailor amongst the Sea of Time, directing the helm toward imminent disaster.

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Author Kale Lawrence

Author Kale Lawrence

About the Author
Since the early age of 6, Kale Lawrence knew she either wanted to be an astronaut or an author. Obviously, the astronaut gig didn’t work out, so instead, Kale turned to fantastic fictional worlds. When Kale is not writing creatively, she works as a Marketing Manager at a pet product company, and pretends she’s an Olympic swimmer at the gym. She has also served as a board member for the South Dakota Writes organization.

In addition to books, Kale has lent her writing prowess to television, and her writing has been featured on nationwide PBS television programming, NBC newscasts, ABC newscasts, and the Travel Channel.

Kale currently lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her feisty tortoiseshell calico cat, Emma Bug and sassy Siamese, Seattle Bean.

 

 

 

Where to find Kale Lawrence
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Cover Reveal – SHE’S THE ONE WHO WON’T BEHAVE (The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters Series) by S.R. Cronin

 

Cinnabar Press and author S.R. Cronin are revealing the cover to SHE'S THE ONE WHO WON'T BEHAVE, the sixth book in the adult historical fantasy series, The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters, releasing July 8, 2022

Cinnabar Press and author S.R. Cronin are revealing the cover to SHE’S THE ONE WHO WON’T BEHAVE, the sixth book in the adult historical fantasy series, The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters, releasing July 8, 2022. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, preorder links, and a link to add it your Goodreads TBR.

SHE'S THE ONE WHO WON'T BEHAVE, the sixth book in the adult historical fantasy series, The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters, by S.R. Cronin

SHE’S THE ONE WHO WON’T BEHAVE (The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters Series #6) by S.R. Cronin

About the Book
Title:
SHE’S THE ONE WHO WON’T BEHAVE
Series: The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters Series #6
Author: S.R. Cronin
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
Release Date: July 8, 2022
Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy
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Synopsis
The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters:

It’s the 1200s in Ilari, a small mythical realm somewhere between Europe and Asia. Peace and prosperity have reigned for generations. That doesn’t mean every citizen is happy, however.

In the outer nichna of Vinx lives the seven troublesome daughters of an intellectual farmer and his ambitious wife. Ilari has no idea how lucky it is to have this family of misfits, for the Mongols are making their way further westward every winter and this prosperous realm is a tiny plum ripe for picking. Desperate, the seven sisters will devise a way to save their realm. Can their preposterous ideas possibly work?

She’s the One Who Won’t Behave:

Gypsum, the sixth of seven sisters, has always been a rebel. Yet no one thought she would go so far as to join the reczavy, a group living in tents on the edge of the desert and known for their sexual promiscuity and playful ways.

But as the date of the Mongols’ return draws near, Ilarians of all types must work together if they are to have any hope of surviving. And the reczavy, for all of their odd ways, do have plenty of tricks up their sleeves. Well, up their sleeves whenever they are bothering to wear clothes, that is.

Gypsum is touched when her oldest sister Ryalgar comes to call, and brings an olive branch with her. Ryalgar recognizes that the reczavy have as much to lose as anyone, and as much to contribute. Will Gypsum accept a key role in the plan to stop the invasion? Of course she will.

Unfortunately, her playmates don’t all feel the same sense of urgency. Many would rather simply enjoy the time they have left. A few claim to be allergic to long term planning. And some are too busy with their own poorly-timed plans to overthrow the government Ilari already has.

Good thing needlepoint is the one traditional skill at which Gypsum has always excelled. She will need to thread a fine needle in order to coax this recalcitrant group into becoming life-saving warriors of a very different kind.

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: SHE’S THE ONE WHO THINKS TOO MUCH
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Book 2: SHE’S THE ONE WHO CARES TOO MUCH
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Book 3: SHE’S THE ONE WHO GETS IN FIGHTS
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Book 4: SHE’S THE ONE WHO DOESN’T SAY MUCH
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Author S.R. Cronin

Author S.R. Cronin

About the Author
Sherrie Cronin is the author of a collection of six speculative fiction novels known as 46. Ascending and is now in the process of publishing a historical fantasy series called The War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters. A quick look at the synopses of her books makes it obvious she is fascinated by people achieving the astonishing by developing abilities they barely knew they had.

She’s made a lot of stops along the way to writing these novels. She’s lived in seven cities, visited forty-six countries, and worked as a waitress, technical writer, and geophysicist. Now she answers a hot-line. Along the way, she’s lost several cats but acquired a husband who still loves her and three kids who’ve grown up just fine, both despite how odd she is.

All her life she has wanted to either tell these kinds of stories or be Chief Science Officer on the Starship Enterprise. She now lives and writes in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she admits to occasionally checking her phone for a message from Captain Picard, just in case.

Where to find S.R. Cronin
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE JOURNEY (Death Island Series) by Kelsey Ketch

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE JOURNEY, the first book in the new adult fantasy adventure series, Death Island, by Kelsey Ketch

Welcome to the book blitz for THE JOURNEY, the first book in the new adult fantasy adventure series, Death Island, by Kelsey Ketch. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99!

THE JOURNEY, the first book in the new adult fantasy adventure series, Death Island, by Kelsey Ketch

THE JOURNEY (Death Island Series #1) by Kelsey Ketch

About the Book – On Sale for $0.99 for a Limited Time!
Title:
THE JOURNEY
Series: Death Island Series #1
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Release Date: November 25, 2020
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Adventure
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Synopsis
With her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes, Meriden Cummings could only dream of fleeing her oppressive life. Then she unearthed a piece of tanned skin, and her blood revealed an ancient map adorned with Mayan glyphs, launching her on the journey of a lifetime. However, she finds herself bound to the map, and there is a cost to her newfound freedom. One that will torment her mind as well as her soul.

After being shanghaied by pirates, Gregory Wilson escapes to a small English village where he runs into an obnoxious auburn-haired beauty. When he learns she is about to set sail on dangerous waters, he signs up to join her crew, hoping to defend her from the pirates seeking her great-grandfather’s treasure. But, will he be able to protect her from the ghost that haunts her or the curse running through her veins?

 

 

 

 

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Teaser from THE JOURNEY, the first book in the new adult fantasy adventure series, Death Island, by Kelsey Ketch

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Excerpt #2
Gregory

I thought back to the night Baker had cornered us in the pub, rerunning every moment in my memory. “Meriden, there wasn’t any driver. The horse wandered into the alley on its own.” Though, I had to admit to myself, that seemed convenient.

“I know.” Her voice was barely audible. “But I saw him. His entire body is like my hand in my dreams, and his eyes are completely black.” She shivered, probably from a combination of her story and the cold breeze that whipped by. “And this wasn’t the first time. I’ve seen him in my village as well. I thought he was one of the Railings’ gardeners that died in the attack. Now, I think there’s something more to it. Like I’m either cursed or mental.”

God, she must’ve been terrified if she was confiding such things to me. “I doubt you’re either,” I told her. Yet something brought to mind what Baker had said.

“Her blood is cursed, Mr. Wilson. Tainted by her family’s greed. Much like your own.”

“When did you say you started seeing the ghost? Was it after the pirate attack?”

Meriden’s head shot up. “Yes, but not right after. I’d been out for weeks because . . .” She trailed off, momentarily. “Because of the map, which was created from my blood.”

By the look on Meriden’s face, she had drawn the same conclusion as I had. Bloody hell. Baker had been right. Her blood had been cursed, which was probably why she saw her veins turning black. I took the hand she kept rubbing and flipped her palm toward the starlight.

Nothing visible, yet knowing it was there made me sick with grief. I pulled her trembling body closer and gently stroked her hair.

“Whatever this is, curse or otherwise, we solve it together. I promise.”

Meriden only nodded. Her mind focused on other things. I looked in the direction of the star she often wished upon, thinking of making a wish of my own—a wish that Baker was wrong—only to see a shadow in the distance.

“Meriden, toward the northeast.”

Meriden gazed over at the horizon. Without a word, she pulled a spyglass from a sack tied to the guardrail, extending it to its full length. “Frigate,” she said under her breath, then leaned over the rail to call into the night. “Sails!”

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Read the Rest the Entire Series

Book 1: THE JOURNEY
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Book 2: THE DISCOVERY
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Teaser from THE JOURNEY, the first book in the new adult fantasy adventure series, Death Island, by Kelsey Ketch

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Author Kelsey Ketch

Author Kelsey Ketch

About the Author
Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist and Data Analyst. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Kelsey Ketch
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Cover Reveal – TRAITORS AND TYRANTS (Traitors and Tyrants Series) by Stephanie Dunham

 

Stephanie Dunham is revealing the cover to TRAITORS AND TYRANTS, the first book in her young adult fantasy series, Traitors and Tyrants, releasing December 6, 2021

Stephanie Dunham is revealing the cover to TRAITORS & TYRANTS, the first book in her young adult fantasy series, Traitors & Tyrants, releasing December 6, 2021. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

TRAITORS & TYRANTS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Traitors and Tyrants, by Stephanie Dunham

TRAITORS and TYRANTS (Traitors and Tyrants Series #1) by Stephanie Dunham

About the Book
Title:
TRAITORS & TYRANTS
Series: Traitors & Tyrants Series #1
Author:
Stephanie Dunham
Release Date: December 6, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Their mother is a traitor. Their father is a tyrant. They know their enemies.

Hector is inheriting a kingdom in turmoil, one that is ready to retaliate after the many years of tyranny they have endured under a now-unstable king. Amidst a mounting coup, Hector is plagued by demons bent on hunting and killing him. Protecting himself will cost him the kingdom and countless lives. But Hector will do anything to protect his people – even if it means giving up his soul.

Kierra has lived her entire life inside a prison, watching her mother tend to everything but her. Hatred and rage fuel her magic, killing everything in her path. After years of neglect, she is ready for bloody, death-filled vengeance. But Kierra has a problem: she is being hunted. When demons infiltrate her home, she reluctantly follows her mother’s plan to free the imprisoned demon overlord, but freeing him will have dire consequences Kierra isn’t prepared for.

 

 

 

 

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TRAITORS & TYRANTS, the first book in the young adult fantasy series, Traitors and Tyrants, by Stephanie Dunham is coming December 6, 2021

 

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Author Stephanie Dunham

Author Stephanie Dunham

About the Author
Stephanie has been writing for the better part of 10 years now and reading for many more. Her favorite genres are fantasy and mystery/thrillers. When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys a good laugh while watching The Office or chilling with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Stephanie Dunham
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID (The Guild Codex – Unveiled Series) by Annette Marie

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Unveiled, by Annette Marie

Welcome to the book blitz for THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Unveiled, by Annette Marie. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Unveiled, by Annette Marie

The One and Only Crystal Druid Cover

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID
Series: The Guild Codex – Unveiled Series #1
Author:
Annette Marie
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Release Date: September 4, 2021
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis
I’m not your average girl.

My best friend is my switchblade. My favorite hobby is using it on the cruel, the abusive, and anyone who gets on my bad side. I’m a convicted murderer with a chip on my shoulder and a dangerous lack of restraint.

And then there’s Zak.

His rap sheet makes mine look tame. The bounty on his head is worth more money than I’ll ever make, and the deadly fae that shadow his every step wield more power than I’ll ever know.

He’s the Crystal Druid, and his first mistake was setting foot on my turf. His second was saving my life. And his final mistake will be failing to realize that however dark, however ruthless, however broken he is…

I’m worse.

 

 

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Teaser from THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Unveiled, by Annette Marie

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Excerpt
When my attention landed on him, he strode toward me, his long legs eating up the ground and coat billowing out behind him. Stopping almost on top of me, he reached down as though to take my elbow—and seized the front of my jacket.

I grabbed his wrist as he roughly hauled me onto my tiptoes, bringing my face close to his. Despite the moonlight and forgotten flashlights illuminating the clearing, the interior of his hood was filled with unnatural darkness.

Ríkr watched us from his lofty perch, pale blue eyes gleaming.

“That was quite the scene I came in on,” the man rumbled in a low, dangerous tone. “What do you know about that bear fae?”

I stared into his hood.

A rough sound grated from his throat. “You don’t seem to be grasping the situation. Tell me what you know before I lose patience.”

I smiled, showing my teeth. “Was that a threat?”

“What do you think?”

My smile widened, and I lifted my empty hand toward his face. “It’ll take more than a hood and a threat to scare me, especially when”—I pushed his hood back—“I’ve already seen your face.”

The shadows fell away, revealing his countenance again. Inhumanly vibrant green eyes, framed by dark lashes, fixed on mine, his eyebrows lowered with menace. A beautiful face, if I were honest. Striking cheekbones, a strong jaw, full mouth—currently pressed into a thin, angry line. By my best guess, he was in his mid-twenties, maybe a bit older.

My palm brushed against his clean-shaven cheek as I let his hood fall—and with the same motion, I flicked my hand, pulling my switchblade from my jacket sleeve. The blade sprang free, and in an instant, I had the point resting against the corner of his left eye.

But not fast enough.

A cold, thin edge pressed against my left cheek. I didn’t break eye contact to see what sort of weapon he had in my face, but the blade felt sharp—sharper than my little knife.

Neither of us moved, his fist tight around the front of my jacket. If either of our hands wobbled, we’d both bleed.

His right eyebrow arched slightly. “How do you want to play this?”

“Let go of me.”

“I don’t think so.”

“I stab you, you stab me,” I suggested frostily. “My cheek is more likely to heal than your eye.”

“Pass.”

He wouldn’t let me go and he wouldn’t play knife-chicken. What was left? “Then I’ll answer your question if you answer one of mine.”

His full mouth thinned again, green eyes raking across me. “Fine.”

His agreement surprised me until I realized he expected to win this game too. He thought I’d reveal more with my answers than he would with his.

Not likely.

“Who the hell are you?” I demanded.

“Answer my question first.”

“You first. Who are you?”

He growled under his breath. “The Crystal Druid.”

Surprise flushed through me, and I couldn’t stop my eyelids from flickering with a single, startled blink. He was a druid?

“Now,” he rumbled, “tell me what you know about that bear and the other aggressive fae in this area.” “I don’t know anything.”

His blade pressed painfully into my cheek. “This little game doesn’t work if you lie.” “I’m not lying.”

“Then you’re an idiot. Every fae across the lower mainland is talking about the attacks and disappearances around here.”

“Fascinating, but this is the first I’ve heard of it.”

“Aren’t you a witch?”

“Yes, but a terrible one.”

His striking green eyes narrowed. “Terrible in what way?”

Ignoring his question, I shifted my blade ever so slightly, ensuring he couldn’t miss the sharp point in his peripheral vision. “My turn again. Why are you here?”

“The fae—”

“Yes, yes, the attacks. But why do you care about some aggressive fae?” I arched my eyebrows, though my bangs probably hid them. “What are you hoping to gain, Crystal Druid?”

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Teaser from THE ONE AND ONLY CRYSTAL DRUID, the first book in the new adult urban fantasy series, The Guild Codex: Unveiled, by Annette Marie

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Author Annette Marie

Author Annette Marie

About the Authors
Annette Marie is the best-selling author of The Guild Codex, an expansive collection of interwoven urban fantasy series ranging from thrilling adventure to hilarious hijinks to heartrending romance. Her other works include YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter.

Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada with her husband and their furry minion of darkness. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

 

 

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Where to find Annette Marie
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – CLOCKWORK IGNI (Angelbound Origins Series) by Christina Bauer

 

Welcome to the blog tour for CLOCKWORK IGNI, the ninth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer

Welcome to the blog tour for CLOCKWORK IGNI, the ninth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer. See below for information on the book and series, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CLOCKWORK IGNI, the ninth book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal romance series, Angelbound Origins, by Christina Bauer

CLOCKWORK IGNI (Angelbound Origins Series #9) by Christina Bauer

About the Book
Title:
CLOCKWORK IGNI
Series: Angelbound Origins #9
Author: Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Release Date: September 21, 2021
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis
As Queen of Antrum, I rule an underground realm of demon hunters who love finding new caves. Hey, it’s boring down here; I’m glad they all have a hobby. Per usual, I try to act interested about their latest discovery, but all I hear is blah blah blah new cavern blah blah blah Forbidden Tombs blah blah blah massive bronze pyramids blah blah blah creepy ticking sounds. It’s a little odd, but I’m not worried.

My bad.

Suddenly, the Forbidden Tombs burst through the ground in my home realm of Purgatory. Bronze pyramids smash through abandoned buildings and highways, making rush hour a nightmare. Even worse, the metal structures attract tiny lightning bolts called igni, which are my very special supernatural buddies. Within minutes, every last igni gets stolen away.

Now. I’m. Pissed.

Whoever hides inside those pyramids? Time to dust off your mummies and shine up your sarcophagi. Because my husband, Lincoln, and I are breaking in and kicking ass.

Angelbound Origins
In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names. Nuff said.
1. Angelbound
2. Scala
3. Acca
4. Thrax
5. The Dark Lands
6. The Brutal Time
7. Armageddon
8. Quasi Redux
9. Clockwork Igni

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 0.5: DUTY BOUND
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Book 1: ANGELBOUND
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Book 1.5: BETROTHED
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Book 2: SCALA
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Book 3: ACCA
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Book 4: THRAX
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Book 5: THE DARK LANDS
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Book 6: ARMAGEDDON
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Book 7: THE BRUTAL TIME
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Book 8: QUASI REDUX
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Excerpt
MYLA

“We’ve discussed this before,” says Miss Kits. “As a feline kitsune, my magic muddles people up.”

“And we’ve also chatted about real feline kitsunes,” I retort. “They don’t appear in your backyard along with a tiny imploding planet and then screw with your memory.”

In reply, Miss Kits speaks in my mind. This is yet another one of her unusual abilities.

Ask me the question.

I think back my reply.

Who are you, really?

This time, Miss Kits speaks aloud. “It’s easy to think of past, present, and future as separate things. Yet there are dimensions where all three are meshed into one. And that place happens to be my home. The Clockwork Realm. There, time is beyond fluid, which is why we must rely on clockwork. It gives us structure and sanity.”

“So you’re a clockwork being.” I think back to the founding tale of Purgatory. “That’s like the Saga of Diadem.”

Every school kid knows the story. Mother Time (aka Diadem) flew into Purgatory on her Clockwork Pyramid and gave us the very first igni, which are the little supernatural lightning bolts that move souls to Heaven or Hell.

Miss Kits gives me a sly look. “The Saga of Diadem is an excellent example. You see, every living creature can sense the Clockwork Realm. What many call intuition comes from my home. Consciousness reaches out through space and time with a message for you. That’s been happening to you lately, isn’t it?”

I nod. “There’s this ticking noise that only I can hear.”

“So you can remember the countdown. Good. Sadly, you won’t recall everything else that we discuss. That’s the nature of the Clockwork Realm. Unless you’re a native, many things are too fluid to grasp onto for long.”

I rub my neck and think things through. Miss Kits is from a special realm where time stuff happens. I need to lock that it in my mind forever.

My mind blanks.

Dang.

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Author Christina Bauer

Author Christina Bauer

About the Author
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers.

Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.

Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby..

Where to Find Christina Bauer
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