Cover Reveal: KAS by Karlie Lucas

 

 

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative
Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The
International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night
Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and
dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her
favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

 

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Most teenagers
don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas.
It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm.
When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure
there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter.
 
While in the
mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost
immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord
and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in
this strange place where dreams become reality.
As
Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it
becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her
whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong
people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her
destiny.

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Healing Ruby 2Title: Healing Ruby
Author: Jennifer H. Westall
Publisher: Jennifer H. Westall
Pages: 369
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
Format: Hardback/Paperback/Kindle

Summary

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she’s already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father’s death.

Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, who’s mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor, Irwin Cass. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’a many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far, a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again.

But faith and doubt can’t reside in the same heart, not according to her father, and doubt is Ruby’s constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she’s opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can’t see deeper than the color of one’s skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?

“A fast-paced story that will leave readers wondering what’s next for Ruby Graves. This soulful, often poignant novel explores difficult subjects such as death, racism and religious hypocrisy, while still remaining hopeful. One of its greatest strengths is its cast of well-drawn secondary characters, including the…vengeful preacher who tries to thwart Ruby at every turn. Ruby’s unlikely friendship with a cast-out African-American woman and her child is a particularly bright spot in this often heavy novel.”

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I never meant to hurt anyone. It was the last thing I ever wanted to do, but in moments that pass by quicker than lightning, things just happened. That seemed to be the story of my life. Things happened before I could stop them, before I even understood what was happening. Sometimes it was my eagerness that got me into trouble—like when I’d have to help Mother with canning all the vegetables, but all I could think about was getting out of that hot kitchen, sneaking down to the creek, and burying myself in the cold water. But most times, what got me in trouble was just plain anger.

Like the time when I was ten, and Henry was harassing me again, and I was sick of him that day. I never understood what was so much fun about picking on girls, but that seemed to be the favorite pastime of both my brothers. Seemed to me that teenage boys could find plenty else to occupy their time with, and it would make me madder than a hornet. Maybe that was why they did it.

We weren’t poor back then, back before stock crashes and poverty stole the life out of folks. But we weren’t like the Doyles either—we didn’t have a housekeeper to clean up after us—and since I was the only girl, I got stuck with washing the dishes after dinner every Sunday while the boys got to run off to do heaven knows what with heaven knows who. Henry should’ve just left me alone. But he never could pass up a chance to needle me, and he slapped my behind as he dropped his plate into the washtub. I must’ve gotten madder than I ever had before, cause I don’t exactly remember deciding to do it, but the next thing I knew, the knife in my hand went sailing through the air and landed in Henry’s neck.

What happened after that’s still a blur. I was as horrified as Henry was, and we both stood there staring at each other in shock. I couldn’t even remember throwing that knife across the room. But there he stood a few feet away from me, a trickle of blood running down his neck and seeping into the collar of his Sunday shirt. I remember thinking that Mother would have a time getting that stain out on the washboard. She’d complain about her knuckles getting raw.

Henry pulled the knife out, and blood shot out of him. It hit Mother’s tablecloth, the white one with the lace around the bottom that Grandma Kellum had made for a wedding present. It hit the wall and the doorframe where Henry stood. He stared at it kind of wide-eyed for a moment. Then just as Daddy came back in the room, Henry sank to the floor.

 

About the Author

Jennifer H. Westall Jennifer Westall dives into Christian characters to explore her own questions of faith. Inspired by the life of her grandmother, Healing Ruby (2014) is the first in the Healing Ruby series, which delves into the mysteries of faith healing. She’s also the author of Love’s Providence (2012), a contemporary Christian romance that navigates the minefield of dating and temptation. She resides in southwest Texas with her husband and two boys, where she homeschools by day and writes by night, thus explaining those pesky bags under her eyes.

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Cover Reveal: Six Years by Stephanie Witter

Title: Six Years
Author: Stephanie Witter
Category/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Release Date: June 9th

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Blurb:

They hadn’t seen each other in six years.
She’d always had a crush on him.
He’d only ever seen her like a little sister.
And now…he’s back.

Brooklyn

I thought that he was a part of a distant past. I thought I didn’t feel anything for him now, but I was not so sure anymore. Having him back in my life, for however long it was, was making me see things differently. So many things had changed in the last six years and somehow I’d lost myself and forgotten all about my dreams.

My home life was still a mess, my personal life was nothing to boast about and when I see how successful he is, how everything he’d always wanted came true, I couldn’t help but feel lacking in a lot of ways. But he’s back and he needed me. I knew I was the only one who understood that part of his life, the only one he’s willing to share it with. My heart is still beating too hard and too fast for him and this time around, I was as much an adult as he was.
Having a six year age gap didn’t mean shit.

Nolan

Being back in Riverdale was harder than I thought. I’d turned my back on that life, but there had always been that one girl in my head. Little B. Now she’s nothing like the twelve year old girl I’d last seen. She’s a young woman, gorgeous and sexy. I couldn’t stay away. There’s something drawing me to her and it goes beyond my need to reconnect with her, to have her back in my life and fill the hollow part of my chest. But I couldn’t forget the little girl she had been; I shouldn’t forget the little girl she used to be.

Growing up with a junkie mother and nobody else, my neighbor, Brooklyn, had been my only happy place. I had taken care of her, and when I had left, I had to leave behind a huge part of me. I couldn’t do it again. I needed her. Once again, she’s the only person I want in my life, but I wasn’t sure if it was for all the right reasons.

Were there too many obstacles in the way?


About the author


Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn’t wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn’t enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.


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Cover Reveal: Coincidence or God? by Aaron M. Garcia

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Release Date:  April 17, 2015

 

            Have you ever wondered what your
purpose was in this world? Have you wondered if it was a coincidence or
something more?

Many people find themselves, at one point or another, wondering about the
meaning of this life and why we co-exist, but have you ever stopped to look at
your own life?
           Coincidence
or God? 
is my story of being lured in by the darkness. I was addicted
to meth for six years and almost lost my life. One night changed everything.

The testimonies in this book will give you a view into the world of addiction.
It will show you how I witnessed the evil domain in this world, lost touch with
reality, and was present at ground zero during the May 22nd, 2011 EF5
tornado which ripped through the heart of Joplin, Missouri.

This is a story that cannot be forgotten. It is a place most Christians have
never known, let alone lived. It is a living testimony to help you understand
this life is meant for so much more and is by no means a coincidence.
 
Aaron Garcia is an inspirational writer, video blogger,
addiction life specialist, and support group leader of the ministry “Restored”
through Destiny Church. He mentors to men who suffer from addiction and gives
back to the community by feeding and ministering to the homeless. Aaron has
been a Registered Nurse for seven years and is currently pursuing his Masters
in Nursing. He and his wife, Emily, reside in Joplin, Missouri.
 

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Forbidden Territory

By Melissa Pearl
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March 3,
2015
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Best friends
mending a heartbreaking feud, two hot boys, a weekend camping trip in the New
Zealand bush away
from
meddlesome parents . . . what could be better?
That is, until
they stumble across a hidden marijuana crop and its terrifying watchmen, and their
dream weekend
turns into the
ultimate nightmare. Forced apart, the two couples spend the next 48 hours
racing blindly
through the bush, searching for each other. Hoping desperately to find
their friends
before the hunters do . . .
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Melissa Pearl
and Brenda Howson have been best friends for well over a decade. Both mothers of
two young children, both married to school teachers, and both lovers of writing,
they have a lot in common. Having spent many vacations away together, they have
become as close to sisters as two girls can get. It was on one of these holidays away
that the Mica and Lexy Series was born.
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Melissa is the
author of multiple YA and NA books, written in a variety of genres. She is a fully
trained elementary teacher, but is lucky enough to stay home and watch her kids
grow. She is also spending every spare moment trying to turn writing into a fulltime
career … and loving the process.
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Brenda Howson was the
one
who encouraged Melissa to start writing in the first place. Once Melissa got started,
Brenda caught the bug; she has been writing for ten years, in between motherhood
and working at a local high school in the computer department. She has won two
short story competitions and been runner up in another. Forbidden Territory is her
first published novel.

New Release: Proven by Kristen Day

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Available on May 25,
2015

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culmination of a breathtaking saga that will steal your heart and enchant your
soul.
As the Atlantean Games
draw near, every Order will descend upon the magical island of Atlantis;
resurrecting an ancient tradition and setting in motion a fate determined centuries
earlier. In her relentless search for retribution, Selene uncovers the one
vulnerability capable of destroying not only Stasia, but all fifty of the Nereids.
Traitors will emerge and old rivals are reawakened as Stasia discovers the shocking
end of her elusive prophecy.
With Fallon and Olivia
still missing and an Army of Auras preparing for battle, Stasia and her Council must unlock the secrets of the Nereids and find a way to
save their world before destiny intervenes. But like the Nereids themselves, even
destiny is vulnerable to the sands of time.
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Kristen DayI am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at
every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see
the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope
glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t
pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the
discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North
Carolina with my amazing husband.

 

 

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Blitz & Giveaway: Seams in Reality & Cracks in Reality by Alex Siegel

 Young Adult Fantasy / Thriller
Date Published: Sept 26, 2014 & December 25 2014

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SEAMS IN REALITY is the first book in the Seams in Reality Series.
As a freshman in a suburban college near Chicago, Andrew leads a mundane life until he meets a professor named Tonya. She is secretly a master sorcerer, and she invites him into a conspiracy of magic. Only those few who possess exceptional talent may join. A resourceful young woman named Charley has the same supernatural gift. She accompanies Andrew on his journey into a dark profession, and romance quickly blooms between the young apprentices. When Andrew meets Blake, a sorcerer who knew his grandfather, Andrew becomes embroiled in a game of lies and treachery. Blake’s thirst for power leaves a trail of casualties, and in the end, only Andrew can stop him.

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CRACKS IN REALITY is the second book in the Seams in Reality Series.
The Vault is a fortress in the desert protected by the United States Army, and it contains the most dangerous, forbidden secrets of sorcery. Blake, master sorcerer and fugitive from justice, has a plan for robbing the place. He will create a tangled web of lies to trick the Army into delivering the treasure into his hands. He intends to use the stolen knowledge to destroy his enemies and become the most powerful sorcerer on Earth.
Two apprentices are on a mission to kill Blake. Andrew is a war mage, a genius at psychic combat. Charley is a young woman who commands physical sorcery. Their instructor, Tonya, will turn the two teenagers into warriors capable of defeating Blake, if they can endure the extreme mental and physical tests.
Tonya’s training is just the beginning for Andrew and Charley. They must discover Blake’s hidden objectives, and they don’t have much time. A government agency called the Bureau of Physical Investigation has the same assignment, but the agents are unprepared for the dangers they will face. Other surprising threats await the apprentices as they pursue their enemy along a trail of bloodshed.

About the Author

Alex Siegel grew up a math and computer geek. At the age of twenty-five, he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell. He continues to make a good living as a software developer in Chicago. In his late twenties, he took up creative writing as a serious pastime with the intention of eventually making it his career. This goal has been elusive, but failure is not an option. In 2001, his wife gave birth to triplet boys. People often ask him how he still finds time to write. In 2009, he began the Gray Spear Society series, and he hopes it will be his key to literary fame.
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Cover Reveal: Flipside by Leia Madison

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Title: The Flipside: Jessalyn’s Story
Author: Leia Madison
Cover Reveal: March 25th, 2015
Release Date: May 19th 2015
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Born to a prom queen, turned heroin dealer, that turned tricks for her next high, Jessalyn Rumley has lived a life that most people would say is too far-fetched to be true.
Getting pulled into fights between her mother and that monster, left Jessalyn knowing that she would be covering up bruises for days to come.
Her one saving grace from her tormented, hell storm of a life, was her Grandmother. She was her safe haven. A place where the whispers and stares from the town could never touch her.
A place where she learned, that sometimes in life, when you have nothing left to lose… the best way to change… is on the Flipside…
This is Jessalyn’s story.
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Flipside Jessalyn’s Story
Watching my best friend Addison of over twenty years dance with her new fiancée, I feel my heart bursting with love and pride for her. She was never meant to be with Curt, I knew from the moment he started charming his way into her life in high school, he was bad news. But… this man… this beautiful, tall, commanding man, Michael Crestmoore, that’s her soul mate. He looks at her like a man in love, a man that will always cherish her and love her no matter what. You can always tell looking at a man when he is in love. His face will have a softness to it, a glow if you will, and his smile will reach his eyes just by looking at her.
I feel Skyler’s fingers lightly dance over the back of my neck and I know he is thinking the same thing. My husband of fifteen years Skyler Gauge Rumley is the love of my life. Sandy brown hair that at one time… was thick and lush but, add one crazy ass wife and two kids later, you get a sexy receding hairline. Blue-green eyes, and a body built like a brick shit house he’s 6’3 and 240 but he is a big Teddy bear to our kids and a sex machine for my love pocket.
If it wasn’t for Skyler, I most likely wouldn’t be the person I am today. Besides Addison, he is the only one that knows the real story of where I came from and how I survived. Sure there are loads of crap rumors and shit stories but it’s a small town and that goes hand in hand. It’s not a tiny town just small compared to Milwaukee where my Uncle Joe lives.
Joe is the brother of my dead birther, Renee Sarah Allen. I say birther because she was neither a mom or mother not even a parent really, just a junky… loser… waste of life. That may sound cruel, but it’s the truth. She used before she was preggers used during her pregnancy and as soon as she shit me out she was back on the pipe three days later. That’s what my Grammy told me anyway.
My grammy, Evalyn Louise Grace was loved by everyone in town. She is the mother of the sperm donor. His name was Joel Robert Grace A.K.A fucktard. She tried several times to save him but…
like my birther he wasn’t worth saving. Grammy took in my Uncle Joe when it was “accidently” revealed that he was gay and the Birthers family shunned and shamed him. She loved him, protected him and made sure he knew what a real family does for one another.
Most days are easy peasy and I get along just fine, but… there are the days that I think back on the birther and sperm donor and wonder why, why were the drugs more important? Why was I just a bother? I just wanted a normal family, a loving Mom and Dad. I wanted to go shopping with a Mom and fishing with a Dad, but, my fate was not that. When my life turned tragic, it was in those minutes, those hours that I knew… I knew MY life would change… and I made a promise to my future children that I would never make them feel hopeless, lost or broken. They would however feel loved, protected and never afraid.
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Leia is from Iowa where she resides with her Husband and beautiful daughter. She has a spoiled yellow lab, drama queen papillion and an old grouchy cat. She loves to swim and ride bikes, both of the motor and pedal version. She is an avid fisher-woman and gardener.
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Cover Reveal: Behind the Lens by Heather Dahlgren

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        Behind the Lens
By Author Heather Dahlgren
Release Date: April 24, 2015
 

Synopsis
The only thing Kallie Gregory ever
wanted to do was take photos. She’s been doing it for as long as she can
remember. Having succeeded in becoming an up and coming photographer, she is
living her dream daily. She’s not willing to risk anything to ruin what she’s
built.
Jax Burke has been living his
dream. He’s one of the most sought after male models with his sexy look,
muscular body and brilliant tattoos that are becoming increasingly more
recognizable. He has no problem getting anything that he wants, including the
ladies.
When Kallie and Jax meet there’s an
instant connection. They become fast friends and spend the majority of their
time together, both realizing how much they have in common with their dreams
and goals. The closer they get to each other, the stronger their attraction
becomes.
Only problem is, Jax is willing to
risk it all for a chance at love, but Kallie is not.
Is it possible for Jax to convince
Kallie to see what is behind the lens?
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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Win by Submission by Melynda Price

 

 

Melynda Price is the author of several contemporary and
paranormal romance titles, including Until Darkness Comes, Shades of
Darkness
, Courting Darkness, and Braving the Darkness, all in
the Redemption Series. Price writes for ardent readers who want to fall in love
over and over again. Her goal is to make the unbelievable believable while
taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion, heart, and
unexpected twists. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever
possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. Win by
Submission
is the first book of her upcoming mixed martial arts–themed
Against the Cage series. She lives with her husband and two children in
Northern Minnesota, where there are plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in
front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and write.

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To win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.
After an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures
Cole Easton’s spine, doctors say there’s nothing more they can do for the
bitter Vegas fighter. They say it’s a miracle he can walk, if that’s what you
call his crutch-dragging limp. Unwilling to give up on him, Cole’s manager
sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows: his niece,
Katie Miller. When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he
quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for
sending him to this frozen tundra.
After a year of running from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Katie
has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who’s recovering from a
stroke. When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking
on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career. He’s insanely
sex-on-a-stick hot—and everything she loathes in a man.
If Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he’s dead wrong.
To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of
his life.

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