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About the Book

Title: Haunting Magic

Author: Neely Powell

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fiona Burns, a witch who sees dead people, meets Hollywood producer Bailey Powers, who sees her as the next cable star—and a fake. Even so, she’s tempted by the dynamic producer in more ways than one. But she has a big distraction—a vicious curse on her family coven.

The ghosts of New Mourne warn of the return of the Woman in White, a vengeful spirit who claims the life of a Connelly witch from every generation. During the battle, Fiona unwittingly fuels the demonic forces, and black magic brings death and heartbreak to her family.

Initially a skeptic, Bailey is soon caught up in her supernatural battle with forces of evil. He’s also beginning to think Fiona can help him escape his haunting past.

With magic and mayhem at war and survival on the line, the Witches of New Mourne face a new challenge from their ancient foe. They discover that not all dark deeds are borne of the Woman but a demon who is bent on gaining the Woman’s powers for his own. Will another generation fall? Or does the curse end here?

Author Bio

Neely Powell is the pseudonym for co-writers Leigh Neely and Jan Hamilton Powell. The best friends met when they both worked at a rock ‘n roll radio station in Chattanooga. It turned out their husbands were long-lost high school buddies, and Jan and Leigh were both writing romantic fiction in their spare time. A partnership was born.

They tried writing fiction together for several years, but life and other adventures got in the way. Their friendship endured as they went on to individual careers. Writing as Celeste Hamilton, Jan published 24 romance novels for Silhouette and Avon Books. Her books appeared on the B. Dalton, Waldenbooks Romance, and USA Today bestseller lists before she left fiction for a career in corporate communications.

Links

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Amazon (Paperback)

Wild Rose Press

 

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Cover Reveal: Holidays Ever After

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Title: Holidays Ever After

Author(s): Various

Publisher: Carter & Bradley Publishing

Release Date: December 5, 2017

Romance Genre(s): Contemporary

Pages: 1581

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About the Box Set

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Which holiday hottie will you unwrap first?

No matter the time of the year, it’s always the season for seduction!

From Spicy to Sweet and everything in between, this sizzling boxed set of TWENTY contemporary romances from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors will give you tons of holiday hunks to fall in love with.
Inside these pages you’ll find everything from sexy strangers and brooding billionaires to marines, firefighters, and the guy next door.

Whether you’re in the mood for a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, or a New Year’s celebration, this limited edition Holiday Ever After anthology is packed with exclusive, full-length titles to lift your spirits. From Halloween to Kwanzaa, Valentines Day, Norooz, and the Fourth of July, these stories will give your holiday season extra spark and will be the best romantic holiday bundle to hit your ereader this year!

Get ready to heat up your holidays when you treat yourself to Holidays Ever After!

Preorder Links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Official Holidays Ever After Page

Colleen Charles

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After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg in to a round hole since I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened.

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Monica Corwin

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Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.

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Amy L. Gale

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Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.

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Becca Fanning

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USA Today Bestselling Author Becca is interested in one thing: big alpha male Shifters who know when to be tough and when to be sensitive. She didn’t think there were enough of those, so she’s been writing about them for the past three years! Her books are steamy with deep characters, suspense and authentic relationships.

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Victoria Pinder

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USA Today best selling author, Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.

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Alexa Padgett

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With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path that includes content management for a web firm, marketing direction for a high-profile sports agency, and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, award-winning author Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction.

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Tuesday Embers

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Tuesday lives in Michigan, where unicorns are too snobby to make an appearance. She enjoys dandelions, cupcakes and the occasional trip overseas. She also writes fantasy fiction under the name Mary E. Twomey.

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Khardine Gray

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Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband and two kids. She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating. When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.

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Holly Dodd

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Holly Dodd is an award-winning author. Her novel won the 2016 RWA Beacon award for unpublished romantic suspense. Her fans classify her stories as steamy and intense with a little bit of funny and a lot of emotion.

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Liz Gavin

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International bestselling author Liz Gavin’s books have made to #1 in countries as diverse as Japan, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and her home country Brazil, collecting 5 and 4-star reviews. Nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award in 2016, and again in 2017, this RWA member constantly seeks new opportunities to improve her craft.

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Jillian Quinn

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Jillian Quinn is an international bestselling romance author who likes her females just as alpha as their swoon-worthy male counterparts. Known for her hockey, football, and baseball romance novels, Jillian is a writer and sports fanatic, combining her passion for both hobbies into her books.

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Courtney Hunt

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Courtney Hunt is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sweet and sexy contemporary romances with witty humor and heartwarming emotion. Courtney is a die-hard Disney, Harry Potter, and Star Trek fangirl. She lives near Washington DC with her own Prince Charming and their son.

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Vivi Holt

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Vivi Holt writes inspirational, historical romances with a western flavour. Vivi lives in beautiful Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three young children. Growing up on a farm she learned to love the country life and now she writes about it in her books. History has always fascinated her as well, so writing historical romance seemed a natural progression. She loves horse-riding, hiking, and reading.

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Kristen Luciani

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Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling author and momtrepreneur with a penchant for stilettos, Silicon Valley, plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. No pun intended…

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Astrid Arditi

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If Astrid Arditi could have one magical power, it would be to create time—to write, to enjoy her children, to unpack (she’s moved five times in four years), to sleep in, to learn how to cook, and to hit the gym. Or at least, to locate the one nearest her. While waiting for her magic powers to manifest, she reads, eats way too many cakes, daydreams, and thanks her lucky stars for her whirlwind, wonderful life.

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Rebekah R. Ganiere

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A Bestselling Award Winning Author – Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah has always immersed herself in other people’s worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people’s characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.

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Jessica Gray

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Jessica Gray is a true romantic. She writes heartwarming and sexy contemporary romance full of true love. All her stories have a happy end. Because if it isn’t happy, it isn’t the end yet. Her characters are normal, lovable people with all their flaws and challenges. Her heroes are hunky alpha-males who aren’t afraid to show their emotions and love that one woman the way she deserves it. Her heroines are sassy, self-confident women who can take care of themselves, but aren’t opposed to a man who wants to take care of them and cherish them.

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Ja’Nese Dixon

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Ja’Nese Dixon writes tales of romance laced with strong women and stronger men. My happily ever afters are meant to inspire. So, if you’re looking for a page turner that will leave you blushing, with your heart racing, and lying to yourself about reading “just one more chapter” then grab a book.

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Teresa Roman

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If it was possible to be born with a book in her hands, that’s how Teresa Roman would’ve entered this world. Her passion for reading is what inspired her to become a writer. She loves the way stories can take you to another time and place. Teresa currently lives in beautiful Sacramento, CA with her husband, three adorable children and a dog named Parker that her son convinced them to adopt. When she’s not at her day job or running around with her kids, you can find her in front of the computer writing, or with her head buried in another book.

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Angela Corbett

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Angela Corbett is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and chasing her five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin—who is just as mischievous as his hobbit namesake. She’s the author of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction—with lots of kissing.

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Tour Stops

October 16:

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews
Behind Closed Doors
Written Love Reviews
Abibliophobia Anonymous
Loves Great Reads

October 17:

My Fiction Nook
Sassy Book Lovers
Lisa’s Book Blog @ LEL
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

October 18:

Shh, I Am Reading
Bonkers About Books
Underneath the Covers
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog

October 19:

Books and Warpaint
Romance Novel Giveaways
I Heart Reading
Liz’s Reading Life

October 20:

Kitty’s Book Spot
A Naughty Book Fling
Book Lover in Florida
Books, Dreams, Life

Tour Hosted by LoveBound Promotions
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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Goblin King

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for LGBT romance / dark fantasy “The Goblin King”. The tour runs from October 18 to November 1.

Tour Schedule

October 18th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 20th: Promo Post @ Zipper Rippers

October 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

October 24th: Book Excerpt @ Books are Love

October 25th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

October 27th: Promo Post @ The Voluptuous Book Diva

October 29th: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

October 30th: Promo Post @ Elizabeth McKenna’s Blog

October 30th: Promo Post @ The Bookworm Lodge

November 1st: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

November 1st: Book Excerpt @ Kim Knight Author’s Blog

 

About the Book

Title: The Goblin King: Part 1

Author: A.E. Blair

Genre: LGBT Romance / dark fantasy

Jasper Woodworth expects the summer of 1963 to be filled with thunderstorms and the comfort of his childhood home. He’s prepared for the attention of his doting mother, for dazzling parties, for whispered rumors of Briarford’s townspeople.

Everything changes upon meeting his mother’s new tenant: the mysterious and ethereal Harlan Winters. Harlan is entitled. He speaks in riddles, and he uses half-truths like bait on a fishing wire. What’s worse? He won’t explain himself, or his intentions, or his hypnotic interested in Jasper.

Overwhelmed by suspicion and a strange attraction, Jasper’s dreams take a turn for the unusual. He dreams of hands roaming his body. He dreams of Harlan’s warm, golden skin and those unearthly opalescent eyes.

Enabled by Harlan, Jasper finds himself tumbling down a steep cliff, rolling in his obsession and lust as they twist into something new, something he doesn’t understand. The only way to gather the answers he seeks is to confront Harlan directly, but how does one trap a supernatural entity?

Author Bio

A. E. Blair is currently setting her keyboard alight with typing speeds in Orlando, Florida, but she’s been writing ever since she could hold a crayon upright on construction paper. Inspired by 80s fantasy movies and anime, she’s often dreamed of spiriting herself away to another world – and becoming supernatural royalty certainly wouldn’t hurt.

While A. E. is no stranger to writing, having gotten her start with fanfiction, The Goblin King: Part I is her first novel, and is expected to span six parts. In her spare time, A. E. likes to dabble in screenwriting, playwriting, and acting.

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Book Review and Giveaway Blood Curse

Title: Blood Curse

Author: Kat Flannery
Genre: Historical / Paranormal Romance / Western
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Four years after the Blood Curse, Pril of the Peddlers vows to protect her child against the evil men who hunt her. With her clan unaware of the branded girl among them, Pril has to keep the identity of her daughter a secret. When her child is kidnapped, she is forced to ask Merchant runner, Kade Walker, for his help.

Kade Walker needs to find the gypsy child. Blackmailed and pushed beyond his own moral code, he is determined to do whatever it takes. When he comes across the Peddler clan, he is sure the girl is there, however all hope is lost when the gypsies capture him. Time is running out—until Pril makes him an offer he cannot refuse.

Amidst greed, lust, revenge and love, Pril will need to trust Kade. But as the evil nears and doubt creeps in, will she discover that the enemy has been standing next to her all along?

Even if you haven’t read Lakota Honor, the first book in the trilogy, you can still pick up Blood Curse and enjoy it, because it focuses on a different set of main characters. Pril is a gypsy who lives in Virginia, and who cares for her child – a child who is branded, and possesses strong magic. Others want the child destroyed, but Pril will risk her life to save her. However, saving her might involve more than just risking her own life; she’ll also have to trust Kade Walker.

While Kade vows to protect Pril and the child, this goes against his original plan and when he develops feelings for Pril, they’re not entirely welcomed. He has to focus on his task… Although it’s becoming increasingy harder as he can no longer deny the attraction between them.

The story was solid and well-researched, and the characters were amazing, in particular Pril. She was strong and capable, and extremely brave. The writing was excellent and immediately, I felt like I was part of the story. Fans of paranormal romance and historical romances will love this book.

 
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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Saved

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for “Saved”. The tour runs from October 17 to November 17. Stay tuned for my review on November 1.

Tour Schedule

October 17th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 17th: Book Excerpt @ Stormy Night Reviewing

October 17th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ B.L. Blair’s Blog

October 19th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

October 21st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

October 23rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

October 25th: Book Excerpt @ The Bookworm Lodge

October 27th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

October 29th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Mythical Books

November 1st: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

November 3rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

November 5th: Book Excerpt @ Elizabeth McKenna’s Blog

November 7th: Book Review and Giveaway @ Books are Forever

November 9th: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

November 10th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Just Books

November 11th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

November 12th: Book Excerpt, Author Interview and Giveaway @ T’s Stuff

November 13th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 15th: Author Interview @ JB Bookworms

November 16th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

November 17th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

November 17th: Book Review @ Kim Knight’s Blog

 

About the Book

Title: Saved

Author: H.L. Anderson

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.

Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.

Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.

Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?

Author Bio

Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.

Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.

Links

Website:  www.holli-anderson.com

Facebook

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaAuthor

Instagram: anderson.holli

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (123)

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by BookDate. It’s where book bloggers gather to talk about what books they read and reviewed last week, what books they’re currently reading and what books they’re planning to read. This is a great way for me to plan my reading week, and to take a sneak peek at what others are reading.

Finished Reading

Currently Reading

What are you reading this week?
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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Caressed by the Edge of Darkness

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for paranormal romance “Caressed by the Edge of Darkness”. I hope you enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

October 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 18th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ eNesie’s Place

October 19th: Guest Post @ Aurora B’s Book Blog

October 21st: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

October 22nd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Indy Book Fairy

October 23rd: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance

About the Book

Title: Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)

Author: Amanda J. Greene

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and…complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With very soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?

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Author Bio

Amanda J. Greene creates paranormal romance for ravenous readers. She lives in Southern California, where she enjoys escaping the rewarding but hectic world of writing by spending time in the sun and sand with her military husband and their two dogs.

Links

Website: www.amandajgreene.blogspot.com
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Twitter: @AmandaJGreene1
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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Killers, Traitors & Runaways

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for cosmic fantasy “Killers, Traitors & Runaways”.

Tour Schedule

October 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 16th: Promo Post @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

October 18th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

October 20th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

October 22nd: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff

October 24th: Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

October 26th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

October 28th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

October 30th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

November 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Silver Dagger Scriptorium

November 4th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

November 6th: Book Review @ The Single Librarian

November 8th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

November 10th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

November 12th: Promo Post @ Lisa Queen of Random

November 15th: Book Excerpt @ Tome Tender’s Blog

November 19th: Author Interview @ Books are Forever

November 20th: Book Review @ Books are Forever

November 23rd: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life

November 25th: Character Interview and Book Review @ The Book Daily

November 27th: Book Excerpt @ The Resistance

November 30th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

December 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Just Books

December 8th: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

December 11th: Author Interview @ Nesie’s Place

December 12th: Book Excerpt @ JB Bookworms

December 16th: Book Review @ Bedazzled Reading

About the Book

Title: Killers, Traitors & Runaways (Outcasts of the World II)

Author: Lucas Aubrey Paynter

Genre: Cosmic Fantasy

As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one … allowing only the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious.

The outcasts are adrift—they have a mission but no means to fulfill it. Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their path, is gone. Guardian Poe, her intended successor, believes deification will absolve him of his sins and his remorse alike. And Zella Renivar, daughter of the Living God, is still hunted by her father’s agents, drawing danger on them all.

Trapped in this storm, Flynn is able to find and open the ways between worlds, but cannot discern which path is the right one. Since losing the trust of his closest friend, the temptation to fall back on his former, deceitful ways grows with every crisis he faces.

These are heroes not of virtue, but of circumstance—and it will fall on Flynn to keep them all together.

Author Bio

Lucas Aubrey Paynter hails from the mythical land of Burbank, California, where there are most likely no other writers at all.

Back in 2014, he published Outcasts of the Worlds, and he’s now releasing its follow-up, Killers, Traitors, & Runaways.

A fan of gray-area storytelling and often a devil’s advocate, Lucas enjoys consuming stories from a variety of mediums, believing there’s no limit to what form a good narrative can take.

Links

Website: http://www.lucaspaynter.com/

Amazon

https://www.facebook.com/lucas.paynter
https://www.facebook.com/outcastsoftheworlds/
https://twitter.com/OutcastsWorlds

Promo Post The Little Girl Inside

This is one of my stops during the two month tour for The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs October & November. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL
ASIN: B00VJFVN5Q

ISBN-10: 0692564802

ISBN-13: 978-0692564806

Genre: Non-Fiction

The Little Girl Inside is a prolific story of triumph and discovery of inner peace. With each page, the reader will be captivated while the author uses the writing pen as a sowing tool-seaming a garment of praise, banner of victory and fabric of joy. With imaginative color, the book is a perfectly designed combination of patterns expressing the maturation of a woman.

A uniquely designed transparent jewel every woman should own in her jewelry box. The Little Girl Inside is a ministry resource tool for women in search for transparency in the human heart. The author shows us how to overcome the inner battle of doing the right thing the wrong way, going from finding love in the wrong places to allowing love to be revealed in the right time and in the right place.

I made room for Sir Intellectual to bring what I thought were the remainder of hi things. I also made room on my health insurance policy just in case he didn’t have any. Too bad it didn’t occur to me to ask him. My ability to confront was non-existent. I decided not to wait until I returned to work to handle it. I contacted my carrier and updated my policy to include my new husband. 

The whole time I felt sad that he wasn’t contacting his carrier to include me. I had a husband, though what caliber of husband, I wasn’t sure. Sometimes I wanted to slap myself for being so needy that I overlooked important things and ignored flags, bells, and whistles.

TONYA BARBEE is a novelist and aspiring playwright. Her most recent published work is titled, The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain. She is currently working on another project that complements this book. Tonya grew up in Durham, NC, a family of four daughters and one son. Her father, Woodrow served his country for twenty years as an Army officer, retired then taught ROTC for another twenty years and her mother, Doris, a college administrator. She is a proud 1980 graduate of Frank W. Ballou High School in Washington, DC. She worked in operations and management for Department of Agriculture for twenty years. For the past ten years, she’s worked as a project manager for Department of Defense in Washington, DC. She studied at National-Louis University where she earned her Masters in Business Administration in 2009.

Although she’s worked her way up the ladder in the federal government, she had no idea she would end up writing professionally however she has always enjoyed sharing her personal life through story telling with those she thought she could help. Then something clicked. As she writes, she is in hopes that her work reaches her readers that have been through something and have contemplated giving up. Her goal is to enable her readers to become empowered to keep moving forward to accomplish their dreams no matter what challenges they have been faced with.

Tonya resides in Bowie, MD with two of her youngest children, Christian and Zachary. Her eldest two, Andrew and Jessica left the nest years ago and have blessed her with seven beautiful grandkids.

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Author Interview with G.A. Minton

How long have you been writing?

For only a few years, but my story is a rare and unique one. I didn’t choose to be an author—it chose me, since I really didn’t have much choice in the matter! I was inspired to write creatively after sustaining a closed-head injury when rear-ended in my car by a drunk driver traveling 80 to 90 mph. Immediately after the accident, I suffered from memory loss and aphasia, a problem with expressing my speech and communicating with others. When the damage to my brain finally healed, I was left with an overwhelming desire to write stories (acquired savant syndrome). That’s how my first two novels, TRISOMY XXI and ANTITHEUS were spawned.  

What is your favorite genre to write?

Horror

Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

Fantasy

Please tell us about your book.

ANTITHEUS, a supernatural horror novel published by World Castle Publishing, will be released on October 16, 2017 in eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover.

Trapped by a blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a group of clergymen attending a religious conference find themselves thrown into a gruesome battle with evil incarnate itself. One by one, the holy leaders are being brutally slaughtered by an unknown, malevolent entity. Facing impossible odds and running out of time, the survivors must work together to match wits against their deadly adversary. It’s an epic battle of Good versus Evil, with the winner taking all. . .the fate of every man, woman, and child on Earth hangs in the balance! 

Conjured up from the vivid imagination of G.A. Minton, the award-winning author of TRISOMY XXI, comes a tale of unspeakable horror. Akin to Seven, The Prophecy, and Angel Heart, ANTITHEUS takes the forces of light and darkness to a whole new level—holding an unforeseen ending that will both surprise and amaze its reader. Prepare yourself for a terrifying trip into the world of infinite evil!

Which character was your favorite, and why?

Sheriff Scott Parker, one of the protagonists in the story, is both a unique character and a brave leader (I named him after my son).

Which character was your least favorite, and why?

Stan Loomis, one of The Shepherds of God, doesn’t get an opportunity to utter a single word in this tale of terror.

What was the hardest part about writing your book?

ANTITHEUS, a suspenseful tale of the supernatural, is written with a number of  surprises, twists, and turns, all of which are interrelated and strategically placed in the storyline. Though fun and challenging, this makes for a more complex write for the author.  

What is your writing routine?

I’m pretty disciplined, so I write whenever I can, especially since I enjoy this creative outlet so much. I usually write in the evenings during the week, and in the mornings and nights on the weekend. I’ve never suffered from “writer’s block,” so fortunately for me, I’m able to write whenever I want to record my thoughts. A pen and piece of paper always lie receptively on my nightstand, ready and willing to accept any epiphanies that awaken me during the night!

Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

My laptop computer. If that isn’t available, then a pen and paper.

How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

It took me approximately three months to write ANTITHEUS, with the publishing process lasting another nine months or so.

Can you tell us about your editing process?

Since I’m a perfectionist, and a little obsessive-compulsive to boot, after I complete a chapter in my novel, I go back through it and make any needed revisions before continuing on to write the next chapter. When I’ve finished a manuscript, I go back to the beginning  and re-edit it in its entirety. Only when I’m completely satisfied with my editing job do I submit the entire book to my editor and publisher for the final rounds of professional editing.  

Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

ANTITHEUS is a standalone supernatural horror novel and not part of a series.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors

In order to fine-tune and better hone your craft, read as many books by different authors as you can. If you truly have a love for writing, don’t allow yourself to get discouraged—and most importantly, never give up!

Why should everyone read your book?

 I think reading the following book reviews by professional reviewers will answer that question!  “ANTITHEUS by G.A. Minton is a blend of horror and fantasy, a story that brilliantly handles the all-time conflict between good and evil. G.A. Minton knows perfectly well how to give his readers the creeps and goosebumps.  The writing is exceptionally good, highly descriptive, and it captures the pulse of the characters, the wonderful setting that seems to blend beautifully with the theme and the compelling characters. The plot moves like a race and there is no stop or rest for the reader. ANTITHEUS is a masterfully executed story that will entertain fans of horror and stay with them for a long time. Couldn’t put down!” – Christian Sia’s 5-STAR Review from Readers’ Favorite.

“Harken back to Stephen King’s now-famous characters who were trapped in a huge hotel with a blizzard raging outside (while the demons raged within), and throw in some of the debates regarding right vs. wrong that Dan Brown focused upon in his now-famous tale, and you will create a mixture from where this incredible book could have been born. To say this is simply one of those good vs. evil battles would really not do this tale justice; it’s too well-written. The author has made sure that every character has that touch of evil. Minton has made sure no stone was left unturned.” Quill says: If you want that great horror story that’s intelligent and frightens you to death, this is the book for you! – Amber Lignor from Feathered Quill Book Reviews.

“ANTITHEUS by G.A. Minton is part horror, part supernatural thriller–a gripping story that will leave the reader with shivers. I finished this book before realizing I’d even started reading, absorbed in the intense action and the well-crafted, dramatic scenes that touched all sorts of emotions in me. G.A. Minton has a unique signature for descriptive prose and his writing conjures images, scents, and emotions that literally flood the reader’s senses. I also enjoyed how he awakens the sense of fear and urgency in his characters, steeping them in very tight situations. The plot is riveting, imagined with unexpected detours. The drama is intense, the characters believable and rock-solid, and the entire piece is mind-blowing. ANTITHEUS is written to read like an irresistible spell for fans of thrillers and realistic tales of horror.” –  Readers’ Favorite 5-STAR Review from Romuald Dzemo.

“When it comes down to it, I will recommend Antitheus to those looking for a quick and easy read, without having to compromise on quality and style. Minton is very good at what he does, so make sure to lock the doors before you start reading!” – Horror Palace Book Review by Damnetha Jules.

ANTITHEUS was also a Finalist in the mystery genre category of the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards!   

If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

Edgar Allan Poe,  H.P. Lovecraft, and Mary Shelley.

What inspired you to write your book?

Truth is stranger than fiction, so they say. I’m a believer in that adage, because it happened to me, and it has changed my life! This is how my novels, TRISOMY XXI and ANTITHEUS, came into being. A few years ago, I was rear-ended by a speeding, drunk driver, resulting in my car being totaled and sending me to the hospital emergency room. As a result of this devastating car accident, I suffered a closed-head injury, which left me with memory loss and the inability to effectively communicate with others. After numerous visits to a neurologist and months of taking medication used by patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, my injured brain slowly began to mend itself. When the damage to my brain finally healed though, I noticed something very different in my thought patterns. Now, I had this overwhelming urge, this compulsive desire to put on paper fascinating stories that had formed de novo in my mind. I can’t explain it, but my thoughts were now primarily focused on writing tales of horror. That’s how TRISOMY XXI and ANTITHEUS were born. One could only surmise that the damaged neurons in my frontal cortex had rearranged themselves into a different pattern, thereby enhancing the creative elements of my brain (a rare medical condition known as “acquired savant syndrome.” God only knows…stranger things have happened!   

Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

Currently, I am busy processing the text for another tale of the macabre that will both entertain and horrify its reader. Like TRISOMY XXI and ANTITHEUS, this novel possesses a unique and intriguing plot. Each of my horror stories contain an O. Henry or Rod Serling surprise ending that would baffle even the likes of the great Sherlock Holmes!

About the Author

G.A. Minton has always been a diehard fan of science fiction and horror.  Strangely enough, it was only after G.A. was rear-ended by a drunk driver and suffered a closed-head injury that he developed a newfound passion for writing. After numerous visits to a neurologist and months of taking medication used by patients afflicted with  Alzheimer’s Disease, his injured brain slowly began to mend itself. When the damage to his brain finally healed, G.A. noticed something very different in his thought patterns. Now, there was an overwhelming urge, a compulsive drive to put on paper fascinating stories that had formed de novo in his mind. That’s how TRISOMY XXI, his first novel and recipient of multiple awards, was born. One could surmise that the damaged neurons in G.A.’s frontal cortex had rearranged themselves into a different pattern, thereby enhancing the creative elements in his brain (a rare medical condition called “acquired savant syndrome”). G.A. is now referred to as “the savant horror writer” by his friends. ANTITHEUS, a supernatural horror novel and recipient of rave reviews, will be released October 16, 2017. Currently, his brain is busy at work, meticulously processing the text for another story of the macabre that will both entertain and horrify its reader. One of G.A.’s trademarks is that his stories contain an O. Henry or Rod Serling surprise ending that would baffle even the likes of the great Sherlock Holmes! G.A. lives in Texas with his wife, a son and daughter, and two Bengal cats named Phinneas and Shamus.

You can find out more information about G.A. Minton and his books at:

G.A. Minton Author Website: https://www.gaminton.com

G.A. Minton Author Webpage at World Castle Publishing Website: http://www.worldcastlepublishing.com/author_g_a_minton.html

ANTITHEUS by G.A. Minton: www.amzn.com/B0744XJ11K

TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton: www.amzn.com/1629894443