Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Triadine Saga by Timothy Bond

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Prophecy’s Queen
Prequel to the Triadine Saga
by Timothy Bond
Genre: Epic Fantasy
158 pages
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“Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon Sanderson.”
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In this prequel to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow
the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The
Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into
darkness.
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This is a story of love and conflict, personal growth, and freedom to
choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves, and humans, is
inexorably tied to magic, wizards, and dragons, as the battle of good
versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.
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Will Rozlynn make the sacrifices and the choices necessary to ensure that
The Prophecy stays on the right path? Will her sister, the Elven
Queen, prevent her from making her own choice? Will Rozlynn’s love
for an Elven Hunter betray her and lead her astray?
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Join us and find out this and much more, in Prophecy’s Queen.
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The Watcher’s Keep
The Triadine Saga Book 1
654 pages
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A thousand years has passed since the war which nearly destroyed the
world. Elves, Dwarves and men have become isolated and distrustful of
one another. Evil once again grows strong and threatens to send the
world into darkness forever.
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Are the twins really The Children of Prophecy? Is their quest to recover
the Triadine an impossible task? Will the world fall into darkness
under the control of the evil wizard Khollaran?
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An epic fantasy adventure quest, with world building like Jordan,
Goodkind or Eddings. Twists and turns, intrigue and magic, wizards,
dragons and more.
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The Dragon Rises
The Triadine Saga Book 2
418 pages
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In this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher’s Keep, the battle
between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and
boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves.
The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution
and betrayal to guide them to their destiny.
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The last dragon grows in power as his ancestral memories awaken,
challenging the Dark Wizard for domination over the evil forces in
the world, while building his own kingdom and establishing himself as
the supreme deity.
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The twins — Peter and Alexandra — continue to battle through one
challenge after another to understand their role in The Prophecy and
assemble the missing pieces of the fabled Triadine, a weapon of
unequaled power, which is the only means to defeat the Dark Wizard
and his growing army.
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Humans continue to be driven by greed and power, fortune and arrogance,
and alliances shift with the blowing winds.
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Who will come out on top? Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their
destiny, or will darkness overcome light and plunge the world into a
thousand years of pain and suffering.
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A Kingdom Fallen
The Triadine Saga Book 3
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In this continuation of
the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter is
desperately in love with the beautiful Lady Olivia. After rescuing
her from the Goblins and the Brotherhood of Khall, he is hopeful that
she will return his love, though she believes she owes her salvation
to another man.
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Alexandra has been
captured by the Gaerwitch, a Wiccan Sorceress who can be either
friend or foe. She was instrumental in assisting Princess
Rozlynn in Prophecy’s Queen, which ultimately led
to the birth of the twins and the death of Alexandra’s mother.
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The separate armies of
the Pulat, Al-Ashal and the Dark Wizard grow stronger every day, as
the world grows closer to another Great War pitting good versus evil
for domination of the world.
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The great Dragon Lord
Barak wields expanding power over thousands of disciples who wish
only to return to a time when the Dragon Lords ruled the world.
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As the armies of men
come together in the inevitable battle for power between the Kingdom
of Aren and the Free Cities, who will prevail?
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Will the Children of
The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny, or will evil
destroy light and plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness?
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I have always had a passion for writing, and a special place in my
heart for Epic Fantasy. Inspired by others who have paved the way for
this genre, I have many stories to tell, and plan to bring them all
to you.
I started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the
adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh
technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic,
energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to
take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to
the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel
that way at times.
My own eclectic interests fueled the twin’s activities, as I have done a
little of everything in my life. I suspect it’s because of my adult
attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least
once.
I hope you enjoy the adventures of my characters and they become a part
of your lives, as they have long been a part of mine.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology

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My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Genre: Horror Short Stories
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Project Entertainment Network Presents… My Favorite Story
Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story
they’ve ever written…
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Spirits by James A. Moore
Two strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.
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The Tin Box by Kelli Owen
After the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave…
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Short Straw by Jay Wilburn
After drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.
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The Rag and Bone Man by John Urbancik
The Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?
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The Priest by Jaimie Engle
A fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.
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Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber Fallon
Some habits are hard to forget…even when you’re undead.
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Kins by Mary SanGiovanni
Reality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing…
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Rainforest of Bones by Armand Rosamilia
A reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.
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Put On a Happy Face by Christopher Golden
A clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire
consequences.
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Mr. Giggles by Frank J. Edler
In the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.
Giggles.
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M.EN.TOR. By Thomas R. Clark
An injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.
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I Sing A New Psalm by Brian Keene
A man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.
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Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.
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Dead Beckoning by Chuck Buda
A young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.
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Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan Maberry
The Great Chicago Fire wasn’t caused by the cow…..they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Girl Divided by Willow Rose

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Girl Divided
by Willow Rose
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy

They think she’s a monster, but she’s their only hope…

In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is
split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white
residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white
oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have
called her much worse…
After years as an outcast, Jetta uncovers her true heritage as the daughter
of an African storm god and a Finnish death goddess. As she attempts
to harness her terrible new abilities to turn the tide in the war,
trouble comes to those she tries to help. Only Jetta has the power to
heal her divided homeland… or destroy everything in her path…
Girl Divided is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel infused
with magical forces. If you like immersive worlds, strong characters,
and a tale that reads like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King combined,
then you’ll love Willow Rose’s provocative story.
**On Sale for .99 cents!**
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They didn’t give them time to pack their things. Still, Jetta managed to grab her old teddy bear and a ring her grandmother had given her that she said belonged to her mother before the soldiers grabbed her by the arm and carried her out of the apartment that had, up until now,

been the home of her childhood. The soldiers carried her down the stairs, while she heard her grandmother crying and screaming behind her.

“Nanna!” Jetta cried, but she couldn’t see her.

Jetta was placed on the ground outside, where an officer approached her and looked at her face, placing a hand underneath her chin to lift her face to better look at it.

“What do we do about this one, sir?” the soldier who had carried her, said.

The officer scrutinized Jetta’s face, while Jetta

watched her grandmother be put on a bus, a soldier pushing her forcefully.

“What are you, child?” the officer asked.

Jetta looked at him. She didn’t answer because she didn’t understand the question.

“Answer me, child. What are you?”

She shook her head, and then looked at the entrance to the bus, where she could no longer see her grandmother. Panic started to erupt, and Jetta’s small body was shaking.

The officer grabbed her face and forced her to look at him. “What are you, child? Black or white?”

“I…I don’t know.”

The officer shook his head. “I’ve never seen one like this,” he said to the soldier.

“Me either, sir.”

“One side is pure as snow, yet the other is dirty.”

“Clearly dirty, sir.”

“Yeah. She’s got dirt in her blood. You know the instructions, soldier. Anyone with any hint of dirt in their blood goes.”

“Yes, sir.”

The soldier saluted the officer, then grabbed Jetta by the arm and pulled her forcefully. He lifted her into the air and she began to cry. He walked to the bus and put her on the steps.

“This one goes too,” he said addressed to the driver.

Jetta ran up the stairs, her eyes searching for her grandmother in the crowd, but she couldn’t see her anywhere. People were standing so close, it was hard to breathe, and as more people were stuffed inside the bus, Jetta could no longer move. She was pinned between a

seat and someone’s belly, fighting to even breathe.

“Nanna?” she cried, but no one could hear her.

So many were screaming, whimpering, and crying out names of their loved ones, her voice was drowned out. The pushing and shoving got worse and as the bus took off, some guy in big black shoes trampled on Jetta.

 

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The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes
Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.

 

She lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic
Ocean.
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US,
UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than two million books.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Under the Sicilian Sky by Alexia Adams

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Under the Sicilian Sky
Daring To Love Again Book 1
by Alexia Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Amnesia obliterates a married couple’s shared past in this
poignant second-chance-at-love story.
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Matteo Vanni washed up on a Tunisian beach six years ago with no clothes,
identity documents, or memories, just a wedding ring to link him to
his past. He’s reinvented himself as a wealthy entrepreneur, but
now a knock on the head restores some of his memories, particularly
that his wife Bella is waiting for him in Sicily. But returning to
his native land and digging into his mysterious and sudden
disappearance could cost this new millionaire everything.
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Sheep farmer Bella Vanni has accepted that her presumed-dead husband is
long gone, so it’s a huge shock when he knocks on her door and
announces his desire to resume their marriage. She can’t trust his
answers on where he’s been or why he left, and she certainly isn’t
keen to walk away from the family farm she labored to save. But their
mutual passion won’t be denied.
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When Matteo’s freedom is threatened, Bella must decide which is most
important to her: everything she’s painstakingly built or a new
start on love.
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Sensuality Level: Sensual
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“A date,” she blurted out. “You each get one date with me to convince me you’re my ideal husband.”

“May I remind everyone that Bella already has a husband,” Matteo said. “Me.”

Cristo and Kai ignored him. “So,” Cristo asked her, “who goes first?”

“Seems only fair we should do this alphabetically…by last name. Kai, you can take me out tomorrow night, if you’re still here.”

“I’ll be here,” he replied. “I wouldn’t miss this for anything.”

“Then Cristo gets Saturday and Matteo on Sunday. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ll decide on Monday—not who I’ll marry, or continue to be married to,” she added quickly, “but who I’ll keep dating to see if it works out.”

Kai nodded happily, Cristo accepted with magnanimity, and Matteo looked like he’d rather have his fingernails pulled off with pliers.

“Now, if you gentlemen will excuse me, I’ll go get dressed before any more men show up and my whole week gets filled.” She turned on her heel and strode toward the cottage.

Good God, it wasn’t even 9:00 a.m. yet.

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A former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary romance
stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse
characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada
with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without
housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can
often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she’s somewhere else.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

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Betting on Cinderella
The Cinderella Romances Book 2
by Petie McCarty
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather’s casino empire and steps into the
reclusive billionaire’s shoes as the “Prince of Vegas.” His
first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers
embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes undercover. His prime
suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who
stole his heart at first sight.
Andi Ryan moves to Biloxi to care for her godmother and takes a job as
finance supervisor for the renovated Bayou Princess casino. She
discovers someone is skimming from the till and starts her own
investigation, worried she will be blamed for the theft when the new
owner discovers her godmother has a gambling addiction.
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A rival Vegas competitor has sent a spy in to ruin the Bayou Princess,
and Garrett and Andi are forced to work together to prove her
innocence and discover the identity of their casino spy.
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“I want to make love to you.”

Andi stilled.

Garrett mentally kicked himself. He had gone and scared her.

Too much. Too soon.

But he couldn’t make himself move. He could lie here forever with Andi in his arms.

She wriggled from his grasp to sit up. “Um . . .”

“What?”

She looked too uncertain.

Not good.

He was okay with, “Not now, but maybe later.”

“I can’t,” she whispered.

Good thing he was sitting down. The jangle of fear that hit him could have knocked his knees out from under him.

“Can’t or won’t?” he forced out. No maybes on this one.

“Both.”

What the hell? Can’t and won’t?

All his uncertainties flooded back. Flora had said Andi and Peters were just friends. Was that friends with benefits? And what about that damn Drakos pawing her last week? No, he wouldn’t let those doubts crowd them here on the couch.

“Too soon?” he tried.

“Partly.” She looked away, and his heart sank amongst the growing heap of doubts.

“There’s someone else,” he said flatly, working to keep his expression blank and the hurt at bay.

She met his gaze square on then, no doubt trying to muscle her courage. “There’s something I should tell you.”

Damn.

“I’m—” She exhaled hard. “—no good at it.”

What? Is that all?

He fought back a grin of pure joy. “I’ll give you lessons.” He pulled her back for another kiss.

She shoved at his chest. “No. I don’t think I should.”

She flinched at his expression, and he worked to smooth his scowl.

“Go ahead. Spit it out.” Even he didn’t like his tone. “You’re sleeping with someone else, right?”

He should have done his homework before he went off half-cocked with all the flowers and balloons, trying to woo her.

“No, and I should slap you for that, suggesting I’m loose enough to go out with you while sleeping with someone else.”

“Then what the hell is it?” he shouted, forgetting all about Flora at the back of the house.

“I’ve never done it before!” she shouted back.

“What? Slapped someone?”

“No, you jerk. Slept with someone.” This, she didn’t shout.

He froze, right down to his heartbeat, and stared at her bright-pink cheeks. Could it be? Was she? A virgin?

“Holy smokes,” he wheezed.

She stared at her untouched glass of wine. “I’m not saying you and I will never,” she said softly.

Relief, warm and desperate, allowed his muscles to finally move. He gently traced the line of her cheek with his finger, a lump forming in his throat at the touch of something so rare and priceless.

“Glad to hear that.” He brushed his lips across hers, light as a whisper. Once. “My little sweetheart.” Twice. “My precious—” Three times. Always a charm.

“You’re not mad?”

Those big blue eyes stared up at him with an innocence that made his too-experienced heart ache with emotion.

“Mad?”

Should he tell her he wanted to go outside and howl his joy at the moon? To yell to the world what a lucky son of a gun he was? His Andi would be his Andi—proprietary, like his stock portfolio. All his. No one else. A primal sense of possessiveness overwhelmed him.

“No, sweetheart, not mad. Glad,” he managed, then tugged her close and let his kiss show her exactly how he felt.

“When you’re ready,” he said against her lips. “Only when you’re ready.”

He had finally said and done the right thing, for she grabbed his shirt and laid an eye-crossing kiss on him.

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Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The
Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She
eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her
stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels
to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her
cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery
Angel Romances.

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Petie shares
her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel
addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure
named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: There Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus

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There Be Demons
by M.K. Theodoratus
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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After her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She
lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her
mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high
school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s
making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.
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Then, the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to
aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the
city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to
lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of
Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal,
her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have
interests more than just protecting Trebridge.
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There Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy,
“Night for the Gargoyles”. It tells the tale of Gillen and
his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while
teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements.
Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make
them stronger both together and alone.
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Demon lord Prince Vetis surged from the soft dirt of the portal. His magnificence blazed brighter than Andor’s setting sun. Dim though it was, the greenish sky made his three lidless, reddish eyes blink and water. He stepped under a tree for protection. The narrow portal, stretched by his power to accommodate the wide horns sprouting from the sides of his head, closed with a soft hiss behind him. He rubbed his aching neck muscles. He’d only been able to relax his tilted head once during the long journey between the cold Gehenathh and the city of Trebridge.

Alert for Angeli attacks, Vetis stayed in the copse of trees and bushes that hid him from the low building up the hill. The new operating base was supposed to be a counter-attack behind enemy lines, but he had his doubts. The minion had promised a new, secure entry into the human world, unknown to the humans’ Angeli defenders. Vetis snorted through wide nostrils. The scene did not impress, except for the number of imps cavorting on the field leading down to the river.

Broken trees grew in clumps across the crumbling expanse of asphalt around a dilapidated warehouse. The scene was deserted except for the splendid pack of imps. His minion, Abraxas, had boasted about his first hatching. The size of the clutch surprised Vetis. Most of these were twice the size of a Gehenathh brood, if a nest managed to hatch in the increasing cold. Even the nobility had problems raising a clutch.

Still, one sneeze would blow that building down. The braggart plans to hide a legion of demons in it? Vetis snorted again. I should have come sooner. Abraxas, the simpering idiot, has accomplished next to nothing except to hatch a batch of eggs. I need this base operational now.

Tufts of sickly grass traced thin, yellowish lines through the asphalt of the abandoned lot. Cans, boxes, shingles, bottles, and paper of all descriptions littered the cracked paving all the way down to the riverbank. The stench from the passing garbage barges on the river wafted on the shifting breeze. Somewhere upwind, a packinghouse discharged the scent of rotting flesh into the twilight, making the demon commander smile wide enough to reveal long fangs.

What a lovely place! If only the air had a sharper bite. Extending his senses to scan the area, Prince Vetis relaxed. Ahh, not a hint of Angeli taint. Perhaps Abraxas is right. Only four gargoyles defend the city. Can my gamble pay off?

The chicken-headed, humanoid demon Abraxas rushed from the warehouse to greet him, arms flapping. The underling paused on a raised platform at the door of the graffiti-covered building. His glance darted everywhere, from the river barges visible down the slope, to the dock at his feet, to the imps cavorting at the marshy end of the lot. Abraxas looked anywhere but at his lord and master.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Black Parade by Kyoko M

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The Black Parade
The Black Parade Book 1
by Kyoko M
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
347 pages
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Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.
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Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who
can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime
came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred
souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell.
Tough break.
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As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome
pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His
soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more
than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the
crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest
until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own
soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the
eternal black parade?
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#5 in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Novels in the Occult Horror
category and #9 in the Paranormal Demons and Devils category on June
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The Deadly Seven
Stories From the Black Parade Series
227 pages
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Michael O’Brien. 24. New Yorker. Musician. Archangel in charge of Heaven’s army.
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It’s been centuries since Michael stayed on Earth for an extended amount
of time. Now he’s here because of Jordan Amador–a Seer who helped
him restore his life and memories and thwart the archdemon Belial
from taking over the city. With Jordan on Belial’s hit list, Michael
decides to stick around and live out life alongside her as her friend
and temporary bodyguard. But as the days pass, he finds it harder to
resist the seven deadly sins that tempt all men. Especially as he and
Jordan grow closer fighting the demons that want her almost as much
as he does…
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This collection takes place in the two month period in The Black Parade
between Chapters 15 and 16. She Who Fights Monsters is the second
novel in the series sequence.
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Ranked at #3 in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Free Books in the Paranormal
Romance Angels category and #9 in the Top 100 Free Books in the
Multicultural & Interracial on June 21, 2014.
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She Who Fights Monsters
The Black Parade Book 2
386 pages
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The dynamic supernatural duo of Seer Jordan Amador and her husband the
archangel Michael is back in the sequel to the bestselling urban
fantasy novel, The Black Parade, trying to solve a deadly case.
Someone is methodically hunting down and murdering Seers one by one.
After six months with no leads on the killer, Jordan and Michael are
forced to work with their worst enemy—the archdemon Belial: a
self-professed Prince of Hell who is dead set on stealing Jordan for
himself. However, with the archdemon’s help, they pick up on the
trail of the serial killer and plan to stop him no matter what the
cost.
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When the shocking truth behind the murderer’s identity is revealed,
Jordan begins asking herself if she is still fighting for the good
guys or has she become one of the monsters she is desperately trying
to stop?
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She Who Fights Monsters is the second novel and third book in the Black
Parade series. It follows The Black Parade and The Deadly Seven:
Stories from The Black Parade.
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Back To Black
The Black Parade Book 3
153 pages
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Seer and demon slayer Jordan Amador has had it rough lately: separated
from her husband the archangel Michael, hated by the angels who think
she betrayed them, hunted by demons who want her dead or enslaved,
and rejected by her friends and family for lying to them. Disgraced
and miserable, she’s all but ready to lay down and die until
another Seer named Myra Bennett saves her life. Myra gives Jordan a
new mission: to wipe out a nest of demons that are terrorizing her
family as well as the innocent people of Houston, Texas. Jordan goes
undercover to infiltrate the demons’ nest and figure out how to
eliminate them. Meanwhile, she’s locked in a deadly game with the
archdemon Belial, who constantly visits her night after night in her
dreams to convince her to give him her soul. Between the insanely
gorgeous, but dangerous archdemon poking around in her head and the
vicious creatures surrounding her, she’s not sure how much longer
she can survive.
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Back to Black takes place between She Who Fights Monsters and
The Holy Dark in the Black Parade series.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Wild and Unremarkable Thing by Jen Castleberry

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A Wild and Unremarkable Thing
by Jen Castleberry
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Fifteen years have passed since a Fire Scale scorched Cayda’s village.
Fifteen years of beatings, of bare kitchen cupboards and sloppy
swordplay. Fifteen years of biting her lip for her father’s cane
while her younger sisters did the same for the grimy patrons of the
village brothels. Fifteen years of staring steadfastly after beauty
in an increasingly ugly world.
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Now, with hair shorn and breast bound, Cayda marches into the Summer
Alps as Cody, a hopeful Champion seeking a dragon-slayer’s reward,
with the full weight of her family’s survival on her shoulders.
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But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts,
betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers that
she is not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only
one wearing a disguise.
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With monsters, gods, and royalty hot on her heels, Cayda must ask
herself if victory is worth sacrificing her identity for – or her life.
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A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon in a stunning
blend of Greek mythology and medieval lore. Readers will not quickly
forget the diverse cast or the thrilling, sexy ride!
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Jen Castleberry resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and pets. Her
background is in Communications and Animal Welfare. All of her pets
are named after superheroes!
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New Release & Giveaway: Through a Dark Glass by Barb Hendee

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THROUGH A DARK GLASS
by Barb Hendee
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Pub Date: 1/9/2018
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On her seventeenth birthday, Megan of
Chaumont discovers she’ll be sold as a bride to the brutish
Volodane family—within hours. Her father grants only that she may
choose which one of the ruthless, grasping lord’s three sons she
weds:
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Rolf, the eldest: stern, ambitious, and loyal?
Sebastian, the second son: sympathetic, sly, and rebellious?
Or Kai, the youngest: bitter, brooding, and proud?
As shy, horrified Megan flees the
welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be, she finds an enchanted mirror
that will display how her life unrolls with each man, as if she were
living it out in a breath. But there is no smooth “happily ever
after” in her choices.
Deaths and honors, joys and agonies,
intrigues and escapes await her in a remote, ramshackle keep, where
these rough but complex men reveal one side and then another of their
jagged characters—and bring forth new aspects of Megan, too. But
the decisions of one teenaged marriage-pawn reverberate much farther
than any of them have guessed . . .
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                 I looked nothing like myself. Miriam had arranged my hair even more elaborately and used a small round iron on the curls around my face. Then she’d put touches of black kohl at the corners of my eyes. I wore an amber silk gown with a low, square-cut neckline that showed the tops of my breasts. I don’t know where she’d found the gown. It wasn’t mine, and it was much too small to have fit Helena. I supposed my mother must have had it made at some point while anticipating its need.

However, at the sight of me, my father beamed. I couldn’t meet his eyes. Seating at dinner was equally awkward with my father at the head of the table, my mother and I seated on one side, and all four of the Volodanes seated on the other—so I had no choice but to look at one of them when I raised my eyes from my plate of roasted pheasant.

None of them had changed for dinner, and with the exception of Sebastian, they all wore armor and swords. Jarrod hadn’t bothered to shave his face and sported a dark stubble. I could almost feel my mother’s discomfort, but she smiled and made attempts at polite conversation.

Only Sebastian responded to her questions about weather and wild flowers in the northern provinces. Rolf spoke only to his father or mine. Occasionally, he glanced at me as if I already belonged to him. I wasn’t listening to any of them. My heart pounded too loudly in my ears. But then I did hear Rolf say something about heading back north as soon as he and I were married.

A long pause followed, and for the first time, I paid attention.

“It is not settled yet that she will marry you,” my father finally responded. “Per our agreement, Megan will choose for herself.”

Rolf’s face clouded. “I never agreed to that. I am the eldest. She will join with me.”

Jarrod turned in his chair. “You’ll do as I tell you! Nothing less and nothing more!”

Mother, Father, and I all flinched at his tone and his unthinkable manner at the table. Rolf’s face went red, and Sebastian leaned back his chair, smiling. Something about him was beginning to strike me as sly. He clearly enjoyed his older brother’s chastisement and discomfort.

“Now, now,” he said, dryly. “We mustn’t seem uncouth.”

Kai ignored all this. He ignored everything but his surroundings. His eyes were light brown like mine, and they moved from the opulent tapestries on our walls to the peach roses in silver vases on the table to the porcelain plates and pewter goblets.

Then for the first time, he looked directly at me.

“I fear you’ll find the furnishings at Volodane Hall somewhat lacking,” he said.

His voice dripped with resentment, and I knew I’d not been wrong in my first assessment. He was angry.

His tone was not lost on my mother, who answered him with a strained smile. “Of course, we’ll be sending some household things with her, and Megan will give your hall a woman’s touch.”

These words made me wonder what had happened to Kai’s mother. I’d never asked and no one had mentioned this, but it seemed I would be the lady of their house. The very thought ensured I would not manage to eat another bite of dinner.

Kai studied my mother evenly and breathed out through his teeth. “Our hall won’t be good enough for her. Nothing of us or ours will be good enough.”

Then I realized the source of his anger. He resented the need for this bargain as much as we did. He knew that we—and most of the noble houses—looked down upon the Volodanes, and the last thing he probably wanted was a permanent reminder in his home of their lowly state in comparison to ours.

“Quit!” Jarrod ordered him, pounding one hand on the table. In obedience, Kai stopped talking and withdrew back inside himself, ignoring everyone again.

Sebastian looked at me and raised one eyebrow in amusement. I glanced away.

Somehow—and I never quite knew how—we made it through the rest of dinner.

By the time my mother rose, signifying the meal was over, my heart pounded in my ears again. I felt the edge of my self-control slipping away and knew that I had to gain a few moments to myself or I might possibly do or say something I’d later regret.

“Please make my excuses,” I said quietly to Mother. “I will return quickly.” She frowned briefly, but then her face smoothed in annoyed understanding, and I realized she most likely thought I needed to relieve myself. I didn’t care what she thought.

Turning, I fled the dining hall as fast as I could without running. Upon reaching the passage that led toward the kitchens, I couldn’t stop myself and broke into a run, racing in my heavy silk skirts until I reached an open archway in one side of the passage, just a few doors from the entrance to our kitchens.

There, I took refuge in an old, familiar hiding place.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray

On Tour January 8 – February 12, 2018

 

The Swedish Girl by Alex Gray

Genre: Mystery
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: January 9th 2018
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062659255
Series: A DCI Lorimer Novel, #10 (Stand Alone)
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Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can

When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered. Horrified, Lorimer realises that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow’s finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim?

 

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From Chapter 9

December

Kirsty turned the key in the door and closed it behind her with a sigh. The hall was in darkness and there
was no sound coming from the living room. Her shoulders moved up and down in a shrug of resignation; she was alone in the flat again. Then she remembered. Wasn’t there some party that Eva had mentioned? They’d all be there, wouldn’t they? Pulling off her thin raincoat and hanging it on the old-fashioned wooden coat stand, Kirsty sauntered into the bedroom next to the front door, unbuttoning her jacket. It was fair handy having this big room to herself, especially when she was working late shift at the hotel. Nobody would be disturbed by her comings and goings. She took off her shoes and tossed her jacket, bag and mobile phone onto the bed. Oh, it was good to be home. A wee cup of hot chocolate and some of her own gingerbread would go down well, she thought, already imagining her teeth sinking into a thick slab of treacly cake.

She stopped for a moment, listening. There was a swish then a click as the front door opened and closed again. Then, nothing.

‘Colin? Is that you back already?’ Kirsty wandered out into the hall, her bare feet sinking into the pile of the hall carpet, still thick and soft despite all their winter boots tramping back and forth. Eva’s father had spared no expense in doing up this flat for his daughter and Kirsty Wilson was grateful for those small luxuries that were absent from most of her friends’ student flats.

Frowning slightly, Kirsty padded down the unlit corridor, one hand out ready to flick on the light switch as she reached the kitchen. But something made her turn left into the living room instead, just to see if anyone was at home after all.

At first she imagined the girl had fallen asleep, sprawled out in front of the television.

‘Eva?’

Kirsty moved forward and bent down, expecting the girl to sit up and yawn. One hand reached out to touch the back of her head but then she drew back as though guided by some inner instinct.

She stood up again and stepped around the recumbent figure, unaware that she was holding her breath.

Then, as Kirsty saw the expression in the dead girl’s eyes, the thin wail escaping from her open mouth turned into a scream of terror.

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Detective Superintendent Lorimer crouched over the body, aware of the sounds of voices coming from the hall. The dead girl was lying on her back, one arm flung out, the fist curled tightly in the moment of death. Her head was bent to one side, blond hair partly obscuring her features, but Lorimer could see enough to make him wonder about the cause of death.

‘Manual strangulation?’ he asked, glancing up at the consultant pathologist who was kneeling on the other side of the girl’s body. The on-duty pathologist tonight was his friend, Dr Rosie Fergusson. He glanced at her with his usual admiration for her calm efficiency, knowing how different she could be at home as a doting mother and as the wife of Professor Brightman, an eminent psychologist and sometime criminal profiler who had worked with Lorimer in the past.

‘Looks like it,’ Rosie murmured, her gloved hands smoothing the hair from the victim’s face, letting Lorimer see for the first time what Kirsty Wilson had found earlier that night.

Eva Magnusson still had that ethereal quality in death that had captivated those who had gazed upon her: Lorimer saw the perfect oval face with flawless skin and bow-shaped lips that were slightly parted as though she had been taken by surprise. He watched as Rosie reached out to close the dead girl’s eyelids, seeing for the final time those pale blue Scandinavian eyes staring out at a world that had proved less than kind.

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Excerpt from Swedish Girl by Alex Gray. Copyright © 2018 by Alex Gray. Reprinted by permission of Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.

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Author Bio

Alex Gray

Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English. Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing. A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of thirteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.

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