Friday, June 27, 2014

Month9Books Friday Reveal ~ A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

 

A Murder of Magpies 

by 

Sarah Bromley

 

presented by Month9Books!

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A MURDER OF MAGPIES ~ Cover Art

Besides the dream of seeing your book in print, one thing so many authors daydream about is what the cover will look like. I come from an artistic background. My grandmother was a watercolorist, and I actually spent time in college as an art major before switching first to forensic pathology (don’t ask—it obviously didn’t last) and eventually English. As someone who’s visual, I was excited and, to be honest, nervous for what Month9Books would come up with as the design for the cover of A MURDER OF MAGPIES.
Georgia McBride asked for my input, which I know is rare because so often authors don’t get much say, if any, in their cover art, but I still didn’t know what to expect. Yet when I saw it, I adored my cover. How could there be any other cover for A MURDER OF MAGPIES? The design brings in details like the cobblestone roads of the book’s setting, Black Orchard, Wisconsin. I could imagine walking down that road in the fog and knowing someone was watching. The antique-style light plays off Vayda’s family’s business in the antiques trade as well as her ability to take emotion and turn it into electricity. Then the bird . . . I love the bird’s position as it is hunched over to peck at the ground as if uncovering a secret, and this is a story where everyone has secrets.


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Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.
No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it's not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk.
Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.
Unwanted. That's all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can't explain the hold she has on him--inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn't know what her powers can do. Yet.
Just as Vadya and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn't so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.
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Title: A Murder of Magpies
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Sarah Bromley


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Sarah BromleySarah Bromley lives near St. Louis with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She likes the quiet hours of morning when she can drink coffee in peace, stare into the woods behind her house, and wonder what monsters live there. When she's not writing or wrangling small children, she can be found volunteering at a stable for disabled riders.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Camelot Code by Mari Mancusi ~ Book Blitz!








Title: The Camelot Code 
Author: Mari Mancusi
Published: April 16th, 2014
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Retelling



 All fourteen-year-old gamer girl Sophie Sawyer wants to do is defeat Morgan Le Fay in her favorite Arthurian video game. She has no idea the secret code sent via text message is actually a magical spell that will send her back in time to meet up with a real life King Arthur instead. 

Of course Arthur’s not king yet–he hasn’t pulled the sword from the stone–and he has no idea of his illustrious destiny. And when a twist of fate sends him forward in time–to modern day high school–history is suddenly in jeopardy. Even more so when Arthur Googles himself and realizes what lies in store for him if he returns to his own time–and decides he’d rather try out for the football team instead. 

Now Sophie and her best friend Stuart find themselves in a race against time–forced to use their 21st century wits to keep history on track, battle a real-life version of their favorite video game villain, and get the once and future king back where he belongs. Or the world, as they know it, may no longer exist.




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About the Author:
Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small–so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys.
When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys goth clubbing, cosplay, snowboarding, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—playing video games. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their dog Mesquite.




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Friday, June 20, 2014

Month9Books Friday Reveal - Lifer by Beck Nicholas

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

 

Lifer

 by 

Beck Nicholas

 

presented by Month9Books!


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Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.
As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.

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Title: LIFER
Publication Date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Beck Nicholas

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Revelation by ~ Book Blitz!








A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin's world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?

Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve's journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.

Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.

Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.




                                                                                                                     




Excerpt:
    “Open your eyes,” he whispers so low that I almost miss it.
At his hushed command, my lids flutter open, locking onto his indigo eyes. They’re faintly glowing, which is odd, but I assume it must be an effect of the flames. He licks his lips, his heat radiating onto and into me. Asher’s eyes scan me, unhurried.
His voice is thick. “You’re not what I expected, siren.”
I frown. “I’m not sure how to respond to that?”
He smiles sadly. “You’re stronger than I thought you would be,” his tone contemplative.
“How would you know?” My eyes dart to his parted lips.
Asher leans in even closer. His breath tickles my lips.
 
 
 
 


Book One:


Revelation, (The Revelation Series, Volume One)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: May 1st, 2014

A DIVINE SECRET, A LOYAL PROTECTOR, A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael. Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her. Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything? Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.



About the Author:

Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. Randi now resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via social media:

Twitter: R_CooleyWilson 
 




Giveaway Details:

Revelation Summer Contest!

It is finally summer, and #Revelation by #Randi #Cooley Wilson has been out for a month now. This calls for some celebration, which Randi is hosting. FromJune 2 - June 30, 2014, post a pic on Randi's Facebook author page of you with Revelation wherever you are reading--at the lake, at the beach, in the house, by the car, coming from the bookstore, doesn’t matter. She will choose 2 winners at random and they will receive a $15.00 gift card from Amazon/Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice), signed Revelation bookmark, signed Revelation poster and a signed copy of Certain (an anthology that contains Asher and Gage POV chapters). Use #revelinthewild and leave your email address in the post as well, as winners will be notified via email.


This contest is subject to Facebook’s terms and policies and by entering the contest you agree to those terms. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook.
 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Bad Boys of Summer Anthology ~ Cover Reveal!





The Bad Boys of Summer Anthology



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Available July 7 for 99 cents





Seven full-length novels from today’s hottest NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors including –

Savor You by Emily Snow
Metamorphosis by Erin Noelle
Crazy Beautiful Love by J.S. Cooper
Collaboration by Michelle Lynn & Nevaeh Lee
A Lush Betrayal by Selena Laurence
Who He Is by Shanora Q. Williams
Remember When by T. Torrest

All proceeds from the sale of The Bad Boys of Summer Anthology will benefit Represent Magazine and Youth Communication, an organization dedicated to helping at-risk teens develop their full potential through reading and writing. 


A Lush Engagement (A FREE Short Story from The Lush Series by Selena Laurence) ~ Promo!

A Lush Engagement
Joss & Mel's Engagement

A *FREE* Short Story from The Lush Series
by Selena Laurence



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Read their story in A Lush Betrayal (Lush No. 1)!

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Synopsis


Joss Jamison has it all. He's the lead singer for the world's hottest rock band, Lush. He's wealthy, sexy, talented...and miserable. Twelve months ago, Joss lost his finely honed control and made a mistake he can't undo. A mistake that could end up costing him his best friend, his band, and maybe his heart.


Mel DiLorenzo has it all. She's been hired to document the world tour of her sister's fiance's rock band. She's gorgeous, talented, loved...and sick of being the little sister. When she agrees to the summer job, Mel has no idea she's walking into a minefield of friendships lost and hearts destroyed. She also has no idea what it means to be the object of Joss Jamison's affections.


One hot rock star plus one life-altering mistake, add a dash of sexy younger sister and a handful of broken hearts, and you've got a recipe for fire. Life on the road can be hot, but for the boys of Lush, it's about to get a whole hell of a lot hotter.


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The Break-In by Aidee Ladnier ~ Release Day Blitz!

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 The Break-in by Aidee Ladnier Busted Labs: Book Two


Synopsis

Ten years ago, roboticist Forbes Pohle received a visit from time-traveler Oliver Lennox. “Wait for me,” Oliver said. Now a decade has come and gone, and Oliver has returned. However, Forbes never dreamed Oliver would reappear as the point man for a gang of technology thieves breaking into his lab. He finds the younger Oliver just as sexy and even more annoying; still, he must convince him their happily-ever-after is meant to be—but he only has the time it takes his robotic cat Jeepers to thwart the thieves to do it. After waiting so long, he could lose everything in the span of seconds.
The Break-In is a stand alone HEA 


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AideeNOH8 Aidee Ladnier began writing fiction at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician's assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing. Visit her at http://aideeladnier.com or on some of her favorite social media sites:




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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mystical Wonders Survival by Karen Cino ~ Promo Post!







Title: Mystical Wonders Survival

Author: Karen Cino

Release date: April15th, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance




Description:

Shari's home is the center-point of the story, the only one, which isn't submerged under water. Madison and Dino are trapped in their crawl space as water has swept through home. Sophia is at work when a tidal wave hits and she is swept away, holding on to the chandelier for dear life. Cassie and Antonio are stuck in the police precinct, with the only way out is climbing through the metal grate in the ceiling up to the floor above. Fay gets from Italy to England where she is trying to get a flight home to make sure her daughter Heather and her friends are safe.
With no electricity, landlines or cell phones in service and the streets flooded out, the women have no way to contact each other or know if the other is in despair. The women turn into survival mode with each knowing their survival is necessary to help their friends.

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Karen Cino is an author, poet and former journalist. She’d been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and articles for her high school newspaper and the Staten Island Register. After reading Jackie Collin’s “Lovers and Gamblers” she knew she found her niche, writing women’s fiction.
Her daily walk down at the boardwalk is what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and characters, boosting her muse. She loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen is a single mom living in Staten Island, New York with her two adult children, Michael and Nicole, and three cats. 





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Monday, June 16, 2014

Son of Dragons by Andrea R. Cooper ~ Excerpt!



                                  





Title: Son of Dragons

Author: Andrea R. Cooper

Release date: April 28th, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Romance





Book Description:

In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.
Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.
Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.
When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the ... Son of Dragons.




Book Excerpt:

Mirhana followed Brock inside. In one of the corners, Jeslyn, Landon, and Gillespie guzzled mead as if they had been lost in the desert for days. Each slammed the flask down and laughed for another. Jeslyn sat on Landon’s lap with an arm around his neck. She leaned in when she saw them enter and whispered in his ear.
When Mirhana slipped around from behind Brock, Landon’s laughter died and his face colored. She couldn’t keep her hands from clenching. What was the matter with her? Who cared if these humans shacked up together? She had sworn off relationships—especially with men. “
The tavern maid cleans our chambers.” His voice cracked. “The girls’ room is ready now, but Jeslyn wasn’t tired.” He sounded as though he apologized.
Mirhana did not care about him, or that they were drunk. She told herself that beyond protecting humans from the undead, she had no further interest in their affairs.
Where is Celeste?” Brock asked.
Asleep, when I left her.” Jeslyn’s voice had no hint of alcohol.
Instead of responding, Mirhana spun on her heel and headed upstairs.
With mumbling excuses, Gillespie and Landon left the table and headed after her. Gillespie ducked inside his and Landon’s room, but Landon grasped her arm.
What’s the matter?”
She jerked her arm away. “Nothing.”
It didn’t seem like nothing. A moment ago, you looked like you took a bite of a bitter apple. I only wanted to thank you for your help earlier with the Troblin.”
The Warloc and his protégé are not sitting idly back guzzling ale. They have attacked each of us.”
One night of rest and forgetting our responsibilities won’t harm anything.” His smile made his chocolate eyes twinkle.
I do not have the luxury as you do. It is not only humans that I strive to protect, but my own people and everyone else as well.”
Right.” He leaned against the wall and crossed his arms over his chest. “And who knows what will happen if you have a drink with one of us and lower your standards.”
Instead of answering, she flung open the door to her room, dashed inside, and slammed it closed. How dare he speak with her that way? Tomorrow, she would tell Gillespie to take him back where he found him. They didn’t need a jester in this battle.


About the Author:


Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal
Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word. 
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.

Official Website: http://www.andrearcooper.com/





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