Saturday, January 30, 2016

FREEBIE BOOK BLITZ! ~~ Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington


Title: Kiss of Fire
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Genre: YA Paranormal
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb:

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.




Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as "Interesting and Intense" by USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog.

From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca's imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds.

Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

NEW RELEASE!! ~~ Wings of Vengeance by Cameo Renae



Title: Wings of Vengeance (Hidden Wings Series, Book Five)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


















Blurb:
No one knows of Lucian’s long-held secret—a recently transformed Nephilim daughter. Unfortunately for the Gray house, Lilith believes Emma is the one responsible for killing her father, and her deep-rooted hatred has turned into an envious obsession.

Powerful, with wings as dark as night, revenge consumes Lilith’s every thought, only to be fueled by Lucifer’s lies. Her newly transformed gifts have raised the danger level. Her aim is to strip Emma from everyone she loves, and has Lucifer’s Fallen warriors to aid in her task.

Receiving help from Midway, Emma reconnects with friends of old and new, and hopes it will be enough to keep them all alive.














Author Bio:
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with my husband and children to Alaska.
I'm a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict. I love to laugh, love to read, and love to escape reality. One of my greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.
One day I hope to find my own magic wardrobe, and ride away on a magical unicorn. Until then...I'll keep writing!

Favorite quote: "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination." Albert Einstein

HAPPY READING!

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Excerpt:
Chapter 1

“Emma, wake up.” I blinked several times, trying to focus in the darkness, only to find Kade’s distraught eyes hovering close by. “Another nightmare?” he asked.

I nodded, wiping the beads of sweat from my brow and then cuddled close to him, resting my head on his chest. The beating of his heart had a way of calming my anxiety, soothing my every fear.

“Maybe you should talk to Alaine,” he whispered, pressing his lips to the top of my head.

“I’ll talk to her in the morning,” I exhaled.

“You’re shaking.” His hands rubbed down my arms. “Was it about me?”

I could sense a hint of concern in his voice.

“No,” I breathed. “It was about Alaine this time.”

I tried to erase the visions of her scorched and blistered body from my mind, but it was still there. In full color. 
Terrorizing me. The smell of smoke was still lingering in my nose, and the heat of the flames still felt warm on my skin.

I didn’t want to worry anyone with my troubles, but it was the third time this week I’d woken Kade with these horrifying nightmares. Every night it was a different loved one, and they were getting stronger as they progressed.

What was most unnerving was the shadowy figure with onyx wings present in every one. I could never make out the face but could sense its twisted pleasure as it watched me suffer.

I’d had enough of watching my loved ones endure horrible and painful deaths. Although they were nightmares, the pain was real and lingered for days after. It was something I couldn’t just erase. These dreams ate at my soul, keeping me tight in its cold, indifferent arms, holding on through my waking hours.

I prayed they weren’t premonitions, and I prayed Kade wouldn’t be in any future nightmares. I’d watched him suffer in real life, and it’d shattered my entire being. Now that we were bonded, watching it happen again would kill me.

I glanced over at the clock. It was four in the morning, but I didn’t want to go back to sleep.

“Where are you going?” Kade asked as I slipped from the warmth of his arms.

“To make some coffee and read the book Lia sent me.”

“You sure you don’t want to stay here with me?”

“You know I do, I just don’t want to go back to sleep.”

His hazel eyes swirled with desire. “I didn’t say we had to sleep.”

“Are you seducing me, Mr. Anders?”

A grin played on his lips as he pulled the covers down. “Maybe.”

“Well then,” I exhaled, jumping in next to him. “Coffee can wait.”

Thursday, January 21, 2016

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT WITH GIVEAWAY!! ~~ The Fabulous Stacey Rourke







Meet Stacey Rourke! She is an award winning, best-selling author, yet
her quirky writing style and personality has her better known for her
irrational fear of garden gnomes and her insistence that pretty shoes actually
call out to her as she shops. That said, if you like books with a heap of
action, a swirl of suspense, a dash of romance, and a slathering of snappy
one-liners, Stacey’s books might be the right recipe for you! Without further
ado, let’s explore the works of this twistedly, fun ginger!






In the literary world, Stacey is probably best known for her
Legends Saga. This suspenseful literary adventure dares to ask the question;
what if the best fiction had dark roots of truth? It kicks off with Crane, a
modern day spin on the Legends of Sleepy Hollow. Things delve into the macabre in
Raven, book 2, where the works of Edgar Allen Poe are weaved together into an
intricate tapestry. The third book, Steam, combines the writings of HG Wells
and Nathaniel Hawthorne into a backstory filled with witchcraft and time travel.

Spiral into madness with this series today!
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In between writing the Legends Saga, Stacey admits to
needing a “mental health” break from the dark and maniacal.  Her pallet cleanser came in the form of the
light-hearted romantic comedy, Adapted for Film. Set in Hollywood, we travel
along with International Best-Selling Author, Aubrey Evans, as her blockbuster
book is made into a major motion picture. But when she and the director begin
butting heads over how to bring the book to life the studio takes drastic measures
to save the flailing film. Will Aubrey find her happy ending in the City of
Angels? Or will the credits roll on all she has worked for?




Get Adapted for Film on Amazon: http://ow.ly/WXEKU



Where it all started: The Gryphon Series
Stacey entered the literary world with this YA fantasy
series filled with shapeshifters, dragons, pirates, demons, and the horrifying
image of grandma in a leopard print bikini! Yikes. The lives of three siblings
are turned upside down when they suddenly find themselves linked to the
mystical creature known as the Gryphon; oldest brother, Gabe, takes the form of
a lion, the youngest of the trio, Kendall, grows the wings of an eagle, and middle
child, Celeste, becomes his Conduit—the Celtic warrior fated to save us all.
Together, they must battle the forces of darkness, all while getting on each
other’s last nerve.







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Friday, January 15, 2016

NEW RELEASE FOR THE KIDS! ~~ A Black Bug, A Red Bug by Mark Maker


Title: A Black Bug, A Red Bug
Author: Mark Maker
Genre: Childrens/picture books/rhyming
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
The highly anticipated debut picture book from Children's Author & Illustrator, Mark Maker.

"A paper book that's made from wood, a simple story to teach some good!"

A Black Bug, A Red Bug teaches kids that we all come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. It's okay to be different because different is cool!

Mark Maker hails from the bustling province of Alberta, Canada. Growing up, he had always been drawn to all things art/design related and even had his own comic strip in the newspaper before he finished high school.

Years later, Mark has settled down in the beautiful, laid back Maritimes where he spends his days playing with his three amazing kids...one of which is an Olde English Bulldog that‘s too cute for words, while his nights are spent doodling and creating colorful, engaging children’s stories for all ages.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

COVER REVEAL! ~~ Love In Neverland by Heather C. Myers


Title: Love in Neverland
Author: Heather C. Myers
Genre: Fantasy Romance Young Adult/retelling of Peter Pan
Expected Release Date: January 25th, 2016
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Love in Neverland is as hard to capture as fairy dust. Luckily, Magdalena Trainor has no need for either. Love has never been at the forefront of her mind. Her sole focus is to keep an eye on Captain Nicholas Grey while James Hook - the only person Magda trusts - has Remy Cutler in his clutches. She doesn't expect the task to be difficult - Nicholas Grey may have brawn but doesn't appear to have any brain - except he turns out to be more than she bargained for. And not in a bad way.

For Remy Cutler, love in Neverland is impossible and uimportant.  All she wants to do is get back home, back to her parents, her easy life, and even her undesirable arranged marriage with a man she has no passion for.  James Hook may be beautiful, but he's cold, and while he does not raise a hand to her, Remy is constantly left alone, isolated from everyone save for her handmaiden.  Rey still has no idea why she's so special, and James isn't sharing what he's planning to do with her either.  There's a threat looming over her head, and James Hook plays two parts: captor and protector.  With no one left to trust but him, she puts her life - and heart - in his hand - and hook.

Full disclosure: I am an acquired taste. I'm a typical blonde Orange County suburbanite who says 'like' more than necessary, laughs loud and probably obnoxiously, and loves to dance in the rain. I'm a 26 year old college graduate with more than a few tricks up my sleeve, and I also happen to be a pretty big Ducks fan. Oh, and I'm a writer. Like, for real.

I recently signed with Anchor Group Publishing, which will see two of my series being published this year. I've self-published over 15 books, with more on the way, so I'm familiar with both a hybrid-traditional publishing method as well as self-publishing.

I don't speak in third person (normally) nor do I wear glasses (except when I'm feeling particularly mischievous). I'm lucky to have found my soul mate at the ripe old age of 22, even though he frustrates me on purpose to get a reaction out of me. We live near Disneyland, have two rambunctious female puppies, and have a beautiful baby girl. He has two amazing boys, and has gotten me hooked on Smallville, watching soccer (okay, okay FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona, baby!), and Cancun Juice.

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Download the first book, Death in Neverland, completely FREE here:  http://amzn.to/1Q5DKju
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NEW RELEASE! ~~ Keeper by Heather C. Myers


Title: Keeper, Stranger Series Book 3
Author: Heather C. Myers
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Danger lurks in the most familiar places.

When General Arbuckle reveals the peculiar existence to the world, the Academy of Peculiars is forced to close as a way to protect the faculty and students. Sophie Harper is more focused on the fact that her best friend, Jane, may actually be alive than Arbuckle and the United States military. Daryl's older and mental brother, Marvin, is quick to promise Jane's safe return after brokering a deal with Daryl and Ethan, the academy's dean. But something doesn't sit well with Sophie about Marvin, and if Jane wasn't involved, she's certain Daryl wouldn't have trusted his brother. On top of that, a familiar body winds up slaughtered at the academy gates. Now it's up to Sophie to figure out who could have done it and why, while dodging flying bullets and suspicious ex-boyfriends. Will wants nothing more to protect her; Sophie wants nothing more than find her friend - and herself.

In the epic conclusion to the Stranger Series, Sophie will learn that just because someone is ambitious does not mean they're evil, those that she trusts the most have the power to betray her with relative ease, and the best relationship she can ever hope to have is the one with herself.


Full disclosure: I am an acquired taste. I'm a typical blonde Orange County suburbanite who says 'like' more than necessary, laughs loud and probably obnoxiously, and loves to dance in the rain. I'm a 26 year old college graduate with more than a few tricks up my sleeve, and I also happen to be a pretty big Ducks fan. Oh, and I'm a writer. Like, for real.

I recently signed with Anchor Group Publishing, which will see two of my series being published this year. I've self-published over 15 books, with more on the way, so I'm familiar with both a hybrid-traditional publishing method as well as self-publishing. 

I don't speak in third person (normally) nor do I wear glasses (except when I'm feeling particularly mischievous). I'm lucky to have found my soul mate at the ripe old age of 22, even though he frustrates me on purpose to get a reaction out of me. We live near Disneyland, have two rambunctious female puppies, and have a beautiful baby girl. He has two amazing boys, and has gotten me hooked on Smallville, watching soccer (okay, okay FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona, baby!), and Cancun Juice.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

FREEBIE BOOK BLITZ! ~~ Reap by Casey L Bond


Title: Reap
Author: Casey L Bond
Genre: YA Dystopian
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

The remnants of the United States of America have been divided. From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers.

In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greater’s engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.

Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew? And if she chooses Crew, will she lose her best friend? 

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:
Instagram: @authorcaseybond

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A SLAM JOLTED ME OUT of my slumber.

Another bang echoed in the front of the cabin, and footsteps hurried to my door. I didn’t know how long I’d slept, or if it was still daylight, but I was still tired and wanted to retreat back into the sweet abyss again. My door opened, and I turned my head to see my aunt standing in the doorway.

“What happened, Abby?” She rushed over.

I tried to push myself up, but my back was so stiff. The skin even felt stiff. How was that possible? I winced.

“Stay down. Let me see.” She gingerly lifted the back of Ky’s shirt and peeked underneath. The fabric slowly peeled away from my skin where the bandages Evelyn had applied didn’t quite reach, or had shifted, and it felt like part of the wounds tore open again. A hiss escaped from between my teeth at the same time a curse flew from her lips.

“Evelyn sent more salve. She said that your body would absorb part of it and that more would have to be packed in.” Lulu helped me sit up and, one by one, I unbuttoned the shirt and again pried it away from my back. The only portion not torn to shreds from the fifteen lashes was the part my bra had covered; although, by the last lash, it only hung on by a thread.

“Evelyn came to the depot. She said you’d been injured and gave me the medicine and salve. I had no idea. Did Norris do this?”

All I could do was nod.

Lulu took my shirt as I laid back down on my stomach and tried to remain as still as possible while she packed my wounds. Having left the room, I could hear her banging around in the kitchen before she returned with a steaming mug containing more of the special tea. I gulped it down, hoping it would help numb the pain like it had before. When my head hit the pillow, I fell asleep almost immediately.

Something was touching my face, caressing my cheek. The skin that brushed mine was rough, hardened by the work we all shared.

Am I dreaming?

I waited, trying to see if it was real or part of a dream. Whichever it was, it was nice, comforting.

Rough fingertips moved over the parts of my back that weren’t split open and packed with gunk. I sucked in a breath and held it. It was real. I moved my head and saw his silhouette against the candlelight flickering in from the kitchen and living room. “Ky?” My voice was raspy and barely sounded like my own. Sleep and exhaustion filled every chord.

“Shh. I’m here.” Suddenly, I was very aware I was lying shirtless on my bed. Even though I was on my stomach, that didn’t help me feel any less naked in front of my best friend—who happened to be a member of the male species—a very fine specimen according to my girlfriends.

I knew he was handsome. I wasn’t blind. But I didn’t see him like that. He’d dated many of my friends and was getting ready to marry Paige Winters after the harvest was complete and the orchards picked bare. His fingertips traced the intact skin between my shoulder blades, and I tensed under his touch.

He’d kissed my head and temple and hugged me more times than I could count, but that was different; it was more intimate. His touch was delicate, gentle compared to his normal strength, and anything but playful. “Ky?”

He didn’t answer. His fingers explored my back, careful not to stray too close to the wounds streaking across my skin. “Kyan?”

“Shut up, Abby. Just let me... Just shut up.” He’d never talked to me like that. His voice was raspy, and he’d never, ever told me to shut up before. So I did. I wasn’t sure why. He shouldn’t have been touching my skin. Shouldn’t have been caressing the good parts left; but, sitting with me in the dark, he was doing exactly that, and I was allowing it.


Copyrighted 2014 Casey L. Bond