New Release & Giveaway: 2:05 AM by C.M Moore

Book: 2:05 a.m. (An Ice Era Chronicle, Book 2)
Author: C.M. Moore
Genre: Dystopian Military Romance

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 Synopsis

After spending all her life trying to be normal, Nova has given up. She knows she isn’t like everyone else and after her break-up, she decides to dive into her work. Even though she’s settled in her private world and has no wish to change, she finds herself sucked into a trip that takes her away from her safe and secluded world.
Arrow has been trapped in a cage for, well, he can’t recall, but he is ready to be free. As fear that the crumbling water base around him is going to crush him before he can escape, an angel appears. She is what he’s been searching for and his soul knows her. The only problem is, she doesn’t know who he is and is begrudging when it comes to helping him.

As these two broken people meet and start a friendship, a train ride will change them forever. Before long they will uncover the dark past that hunts Arrow and the even darker future that awaits them both. Life for Arrow is about to become real, but for someone as crazy as Nova, this one man turns out to be the balance she’s always needed.
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Author Bio

C.M. Moore is a retired solider, and a romantic at heart. After being blown up in Afghanistan and receiving a purple heart; he began writing. Connor’s first book 1:05 am is a mixture of love, sex, and action. Today if you are looking for Connor, you can find him volunteering with veteran organizations, and harassing his military buddies. You can also find him attempting to “hunt” in the woods and ponds of Minnesota. In the event you find him in the woods, don’t be scared, he can’t hit anything.
If you want to contact him message him at c.m.moore.author@gmail.com …OR…


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New Release: I May Not Be Famous, But! by Ernie Gifford

Having seen and read all about these celebrities writing their biographies, or getting someone to write it for them, I thought that as I’ve lived a lot longer than most of them, I decided to write this account of my life, as I remember it, as a bit of fun.

I was in my seventy-ninth year when I started writing this book and I am now in my eighty-ninth year. I have been unable to verify any of the facts with my family as I am the last surviving member, so I cannot guarantee that everything is in chronological order.

I have done my best to make the story as accurate as possible, bearing in mind that I am writing this all from memory, so dates and times from way back then are very hazy, to say the least.

  

About the Author

Having spent the last eight years writing this book, it’s made me realise that my life has been virtually made up of two halves. The first half saw me through childhood and on through puberty to a successful marriage with the pleasure of bringing up five children. Unfortunately, it was destined not to last and we finally separated in 1971. It was then that I met Margaret who was to have a wonderful effect on my life from then on. We both left our respective families and made our way north with no idea where we would end up. Eventually, we settled in Stockport where we later got married. Later on, we returned to live in Milton Keynes where we got involved in sport, which proved to be extremely enjoyable as we worked together. Unfortunately in the later years, Margaret was dogged by ill-health until finally I lost the love of my life. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

 

Excerpt 

“I was born on the 23rd January 1928 in the beautiful coastal town of Folkestone. I cannot recall much of my formative years, so I will not be able to bore you with those early episodes, although I must admit to some vague recollections of myself and my younger brother romping on the beach wearing a variety of strange clothes.

Incidentally, I was one of seven children, four boys and three girls. There was my eldest brother William, born in 1916, he was followed by my eldest sister Rose, born in1918. Then along came John, born in 1920, followed by another sister Joan, born in 1922. The next to arrive was my sister Ruby, born in 1925, it was then that I arrived on the scene in 1928, followed a year and six days later by my younger brother Ronald in 1929. There you have the family’s beginnings in a nutshell. As far as I recall we were a very happy family, and my mother managed very well on a limited budget, as I cannot recall ever going hungry.

I do remember being sometimes allowed in the kitchen to watch my mum cooking, which was a privilege as my dad was barred from the kitchen. I found out later that she was in service when she was younger, so her cooking was second to none.”

 

 I May Not Be Famous, But! by Ernie Gifford is available from Amazon US and from Amazon UK

 

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New Release: Nothing Without Honour by Martin Hicks

It is Spring 1864 and the Confederate raider Palmetto is off the Philippines, pursuing her campaign against US shipping. For her captain, Thomas Grover there is much to consider, for with the ship’s previously sustained engine damage not fully repaired, he learns that these seas are now patrolled by a new Union warship that vastly overmatches his own ship. As the war turns increasingly against the South, Grover must redouble his efforts against the enemy, but the hidden threats facing him are as dangerous as the known ones.

 

About the Author 

Martin Hicks was in education as a primary school teacher in Greenock and subsequently a Primary School Headteacher in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  He opted to spend the final six years of his teaching career in Special education and did so as Deputy Head of a Special Needs School with responsibility for Primary education.

Martin started writing after leaving teaching and opted for the American Civil War setting as a result of a long-term interest in the period and he has made several visits to a range of the historical sites in the United States.

Other US Civil War novels that Martin has published include:

A Season for Killing (2007)

A Deepening Twilight (2007)

A Gathering of Soldiers (2008)

Hard Passage North (2009)

The Rappahannock Line (2011)

Mirage of Victory (2012)

The Bitterest Enemy (2013)

Bond of Blood (2014)

Palmetto (2015)

An Instrument of War (2016)

 

Excerpt 

“Grover whirled, seeing the plume of off-white smoke drifting away from the Yankee ship’s focs’le to landward, its colour contrasting starkly with the funnel smoke, as he listened for the projectile. Was it shell or shot? The question crowded into his overworking mind as the whooshing sound came to his ears, confirming the missile as shot. The bolt passed diagonally across the stern and splashed into the sea, maybe thirty yards off the port quarter, sending a tall plume of water and spray into the air. Perhaps Palmetto’s turn inshore had helped in avoiding it, Grover thought and he returned his eyes to the headland, now off the starboard quarter, as it gradually moved across the stern, obstructing the Yankee’s view of her quarry. It seemed to crawl by, but at last the rocks and then the point itself moved across, hiding the Santee from view, though the smoke plume from her funnel still rose into the sky above the promontary. Another thudding crash came as her bow chaser spoke again, but that shot had been blind, aimed at the Palmetto’s smoke plume and it would rely heavily on good fortune to score a hit. Grover listened, hearing the approaching shot, the sound gathering in volume as the missile closed in, seeing it land, with another column of water, again off the port side, though this time on the beam. So they had gotten the range, he thought, but not quite the bearing.”

 

“Nothing Without Honour” is available from Amazon UK in paperback and e-book. It is also available from Amazon US.

 

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New Release: Stung by M. Schood

A young, intelligent, beautiful, ambitious, sexy, sassy woman with a highly paid salary, a spontaneous love life, a loyal circle of friends and a loving family…

What more could you ask for? But, what makes a woman like this transform into a revengeful shadow of darkness consumed with spite, anger and hate?

A path she never intended to walk but was left with no option…

A bitter sting in the tail.

An interesting turn of events; humour, sympathy, passion and drama rolled into one, with a twisted end… worth reading.

 

Excerpt

 “Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the mind of somebody else? Can you imagine being diagnosed with an illness that categorises you as being mentally incapable, but knowing full well that the diagnosis is incorrect regardless of professional opinion?

There’s a difference between being ill and damn right spiteful… when will they learn? WHO- You may ask… society.

“So, dearest readers, that’s my story; told and written by moi.  A recount of my life. The rise and fall, however you wish to see it, the fact remains that I was once like you, a normal free individual with the world as my oyster. Now ridden with jealously, hate, anger and spite I’ve been pushed to the limits, no fault of my own. Some would say I’m weak why I allow certain situations to spiral out of control but I’m not weak. I can confidently say that I’m the total opposite. I’d describe myself, my qualities, as a strength, which has now brought me into the world of the sick or societies perception of the sick.  I feel tainted and besmirched after being forced into this unforeseen category of injustice. What they all fail to realise is that there is a thin line between illness and spite, I don’t even like to use the word spite- I see it as a capability.

I may not physically be behind bars but I am locked up like a bird, day in and day out, and it has often made me contemplate the thought of the easy path of suicide, sweetly known as death, but this is something which requires great courage,  and I’m not sure if have the will  power to carry it out. Surely death would be better than the life I’m living now. I’m not afraid of death but I am afraid of being here, for time without being given the chance to really be me. Be me without pills, people with pathetic soothing and patronising voices in white coats and clipboards.  I’m not a bad person, I was pushed. Who will hear my cry now? I may not have a custodial life sentence, but being categorised as being ill is a life sentence within itself, as I will forever be varnished with a stain that cannot be wiped… a record that will continue to play for life.

If I have learnt anything from this experience, it is to be in role/character at all times. You have to be the opposite of a strong female, this way you won’t be tempted to sting those who are stupid enough to fall prey to you, and even better you won’t be caught because nobody would have thought you had it in you.

My biggest regret is showing how capable I really am.”

 

 

“Stung” by M. Schood is currently available from Amazon UK in paperback. It is also available from Amazon US.

 

 

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New Release: Proteus by Marc Everitt

Small town, rural America. A man walks into a hospital for help, except this man can’t be helped. He will die horribly, and he is just the first of many. Dr Jamie Metcalf fights viruses. He was the rising star of the Army Medical Corps Rapid Response Unit before he gave it up for his family. He swore he’d never go back but an outbreak has started, unlike anything seen before, and if it can’t be contained then the loss of life will be unthinkable. For this is something new, something lethal, perhaps something unstoppable; and it’s not from round here…

  

About the Author

 Marc Everitt lives in Swindon in Wiltshire, England. Marc has a degree in English Literature & Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire and is a ltd co director in financial services. Marc has now written three standalone science-fiction novels along with a space opera trilogy and he is currently working on a collection of mixed genre short stories.

 

Excerpt

Hancock made his way back to his Humvee and was screeching his bad-tempered way out of the car park and back onto the road out of town within a moment. He had no way of knowing that he had just bought himself a few hours more life because the size of the ordinance being dropped on the hospital site was far bigger than he had been told and every one of the men around the perimeter was about to die along with everyone in and around the hospital itself. The entire site, including the army medical research compound, the hospital, its grounds and all the human beings – living and dead, infected or otherwise, were about to cease to exist. Any trace of the Proteus virus which might be in their bodies or in the air nearby was about to be incinerated, either in the explosion itself or else the superheated air it would cause. The cover story of a faulty gas main and a tragically unfortunate accident was already lined up ready to release to the press. Colonel Knight was taking no chances.

Corporal Hancock had been spared from an instant fiery death, although as he drove back out to the outskirts of town he did not know about his luck and would not know until he saw the huge fireball in his rear-view mirror and hear the roar; but his time was coming and when it did, he would have been glad to have had the chance to trade the way he died with the explosion he avoided. There are slower and more painful ways to die and luck can be a funny thing, itself not being without a sense of irony.”

 

 

“Proteus” by Marc Everitt is available from Amazon UK in paperback and e-book and from Amazon US.

 

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Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
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New Release: Savage by Nicole Conway

 

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  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Month9Books, LLC; 1 edition (September 26, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 26, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071ZFXQ4R

Savage begins the Dragonrider Legacy series, a thrilling companion to the international bestselling Dragonrider Chronicles.

Never send a hero to do a monster’s job.

Forty years have passed since Jaevid Broadfeather brought peace to Maldobar and Luntharda. But that fragile truce will be tested as darkness gathers on the horizon. The vicious armies of the Tibran Empire have crossed the far seas and are threatening to destroy Maldobar completely. Not even the dragonriders can match the Tibran war machines. And after an attempt to awaken Jaevid from his divine sleep fails, the fate of Maldobar is looking grim.

Reigh has never known what it means to be a normal human. Raised amongst the gray elves in the wild jungle of Luntharda, he’s tried everything to fit in. But the dark power within him is bursting at the seams—refusing to be silenced. And while his adoptive father, Kiran, insists this power must be kept secret, Reigh knows he’s running out of time.

As Maldobar burns, the world is desperate for a new hero. Destiny has called, and one boy will rise to answer.

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Excerpt

“This is it?” I asked myself out loud as I stood over it.

The stone vault didn’t look like anything special. It just looked like a normal burial vault that the gray elves used to bury their loved ones before the Gray War. There were plenty of them in the older cities.

On the top was an engraving, an extremely detailed bust of Jaevid lying on his back, his expression serene and eyes closed, with his arms at his sides. He looked younger in this sculpture than he had in any of the others I’d seen. He had that same scar over one of his eyes, which was a fairly easy way to be sure of who it was.

I didn’t know why, but seeing him look so calm and content pissed me off even more. I curled my lip in disgust and reached out to thump his statue in the cheek—just for spite.

The stone cracked under my fingertip like an eggshell.

I bounced back in terror. I-I’d barely touched it!

The place on his cheek began turning black, just like the tree’s trunk had. The darkness spread, consuming the whole sculpture of Jaevid and beginning to dissolve it. Black ash boiled into the air, swirling and curling like a plume of smoke that stung my eyes. I covered my face and looked away.

Then I heard someone cough.

 

 

NICOLE CONWAY is an author from North Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked as a graphic artist. She is happily married and has one son as well as a cat and a dog. She enjoys blogging, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.

 

 

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New Release: The Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare

 

Dystopian Romance

Date Published: September 21st, 2017

Publisher: Asset Creative House

The Hunger Games meets Romeo and Juliet in a stunning debut about a forbidden romance between a young activist and a government employee for a corrupt bureau that controls the population by deciding who lives and who dies.

 Roman Irvine is a disgruntled IT Technician for the Divinity Bureau, a government agency that uses random selection to decide who lives and who dies. In a world where overpopulation has lead to pollution, a crippled economy, and a world in crisis, he’s accepted the bureau’s activities as a necessity… until he meets April McIntyre.

 April has every reason to be suspicious of Roman. He works for the Divinity Bureau, which sent her father to an early grave. But he’s also sweet and loyal, and unbeknownst to her, he saved her life. As Roman and April fall deeper in love, the deeper they’re thrust into the politics of deciding who lives and who dies. Someone wants April dead. And the bureau’s process of random selection may not be so random after all…

 Purchase Links:  Amazon   *   Barnes & Noble

 

About the Author

Tessa Clare is the author of The Divinity Bureau. When she’s not writing, she’s an entrepreneur, an activist, a speaker, and the Managing Director of Asset Creative House.

Throughout her early career, she was a concession stand attendant, a busgirl, a barista, a player’s club representative for a casino, and an administrative assistant. She also spent years working as a manager for Vacasa, whose business model and revolutionary marketing strategies would later inspire the groundwork for Asset Creative House.

The Divinity Bureau is Tessa’s debut novel about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau, set in a dystopian world.

 

Contact Information

Website: divinitybureau.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tessaclareofficial/

Blog: http://assetcreativehouse.com/authors/tessa-clare

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35262019-the-divinity-bureau

 

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New Release: Adam: The Divine Bloodline Trilogy by Ryder Lyne

 

Science Fiction, Dystopian

Date Published: September 19, 2017

 

When the unearthing of the Ark of the Covenant results in the discovery of the bones of an angel, a government program seeks out descendants of the divine being. Scientists confirm the existence of Nephilim, descendants of the Divine Bloodline who exhibit unique supernatural abilities. These individuals soon find themselves at odds with society.

Sisters Piper and Wren knew they were different, but after the discovery, the two have evidence to explain their maturing abilities. But the government has the power to condemn and crucify Nephilim, locking them into ADAM compounds across the globe. The sisters are next, and Piper and Wren will need to act quickly to avoid being captured. In order to survive the two must embrace the stigma and master the very gifts that God has bestowed (or cursed) upon them.

Mysterious forces who have been plotting these events for decades shift the balance of power, and soon all parties involved will need to pick a side.

Purchase Link: Amazon

 

About the Author

Ryder Lyne was born and raised in the Grand Canyon State and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Her state has influenced many of her literary works including ADAM.

She enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, golf, and spending quality time with her husband, two shiba inus, and immediate family members. Ryder played collegiate golf and lived in the woods for several months in an extreme survival bootcamp. All of these things and so much more have influenced her writing.

 

Contact Information

 

Website: https://www.ryderlynebooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryder_lyne

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryderlyne/

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New Release: This Old Cafe by Marci Boudreaux

 

Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Jenna Reid purchased the Stonehill Café to prove to herself that her ex-husband was wrong…that she could make her dreams come true. Three years later, all she has is a crumbling building, no social life, and her bruised pride.

Pride is something Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Maguire lost long ago and isn’t likely to find living in the alley behind the café. He just needs a little time to get on his feet. In the interim, keeping an eye on the overworked café owner gives him a sense of purpose. He has no intentions of making his presence known until he hears the woman screaming late one night.

He rushes into the café but instead of finding her in dire straits, he finds a broken pipe and Jenna—soaking wet and holding a wrench. With her last bit of hope fading, Jenna accepts Daniel’s help to fix up her building, but it doesn’t take long for them to start trying to fix each other.

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Other Books in the Stonehill Romance Series:

The Road Leads Back

Stonehill Romance, Book 1

Release Date: April 2015

 Kara Martinson and Harry Canton weren’t exactly high school sweethearts, but they did share one night neither will ever forget. Twenty-seven years later, Harry surprises Kara at an art gallery opening and discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate to connect with the family he never knew existed, Harry convinces his son to move to Stonehill—and pleads with Kara to come, too.

Kara hasn’t stepped foot in their hometown since the day she was sent away to a home for unwed mothers. Now Harry’s back in her life and as they put together the pieces of his parents’ betrayal, old heartaches start to feel anew. She wants to be near her family, but returning to Iowa means facing some things…and some people…she isn’t quite ready to.

Can Harry convince her to forgive those who betrayed her so they can embrace the future they were robbed of so long ago? Or will the pain of the past be too much for Kara to overcome?

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Friends Without Benefits

Stonehill Romance Book 2

Release Date: July 2015

 Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. Who does? But she’s making the most of what she has left–a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She’s in over her head, but she is determined to survive.

Everyone else may have seen it coming, but Paul O’Connell was blindsided by his wife’s betrayal. Determined to prevent her from bleeding him dry during their divorce, he turns to the only person he thinks can help him—the wife of his wife’s lover.

Dianna and Paul become fast friends and maybe a tad bit over-dependent on each other, but who are they hurting? No one. At least not until Dianna’s life takes yet another unexpected twist and she and Paul have to step back and reevaluate everything…including what they mean to each other.

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New Release: Raven Hill by Richard D. Cooper

Recently widowed, plagued with insomnia, Jeff Hanks is a man teetering on the brink.

The sleepy community of Raven, nestled comfortably on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, is subjected to a terrifying storm that awakens a slumbering malignant nightmare.

Jeff Hanks seeks out the welcoming tranquility of Raven, hoping it will ease his grieving mind, but what he discovers is a town slowly being ravaged by an unspeakable evil. Slaughtered animals litter the moors; peculiar hairless creatures are seen on CCTV, and something dark, ancient and abhorrent lurks inside the old mausoleum on top of Raven Hill.

As worlds collide, Hanks finds not only his faith stretched to breaking point, but his very sanity threatened by a being that can enter human minds at will, bringing your desires to flesh, and making your deepest, darkest fears a terrible reality.

 

Excerpt

   “We think there might be something in the mausoleum on top of Raven Hill,’ Franklin explained, ‘something . . . I don’t know . . . something ancient and incredibly evil. It can’t get out, but it wants out, if you understand me.’

Julia had regarded them silently for a moment before answering. ‘I think I understand,’ she’d replied, ‘in fact, I’ve been dreaming about that place, and those dreams have not been pleasant.’ She gestured to a table and chairs in the living room and told them to sit. She’d then drawn the curtains and sat down herself, at the head of the table. And the séance began.

‘I can’t bre . . . (gasp) . . . I can’t bre . . .

Jeff watched as Julia’s chest heaved up and down and her fingers became clawed on the tabletop. Her crimson nails scratched and tapped a jittery tattoo on the wood.  Franklin opened his eyes and gave Jeff a searching look that silently asked: Is she ok?

Nodding, Jeff raised a finger to his lips, indicating that they shouldn’t interrupt her.”

 

 

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