Book Blitz Vagabond

All hope abandon ye who read this book.

After ruling Hell for centuries, Satan’s daughter, Cecilia Harrow, escapes the confines of the underworld in search of safety and a normal life. She finds anything but when she enrolls in Cornelia High School, only to discover a hunt for an ancient artifact, a charming demon, and an enigmatic human.

When her new human life is threatened, she will discover how far she’ll go to save the person she loves, and keep her freedom. Loyalties, blood, and faith will be tested. Cecilia must make a choice: preserve her humanity or unleash the merciless Princess of Hell.

 

Links

USA: Amazon USA

UK: Amazon UK

Book Blitz Verntropa: Part 1 – The Balance

When we dream, where do we go?

Olivia Merton has only ever known Earth after the shift. For fifteen years there has been no sunshine, little rain…and resources are scarce.

A recurring dream provides an escape from her troubled monochrome life and leads her to a vividly coloured landscape, populated by four distinctive societies.

This world is Verntropa.

Her attempts to describe her dream-memories are met with distrust and she fears for her grasp on reality – until she discovers that Earth is in danger and a mission on Verntropa awaits her if she is to fulfil her destiny.

Does Olivia have the prophesied power needed to strengthen the balance between her two worlds, or will it, and she, be damaged beyond repair?

As Olivia’s fate unfolds, she is thrown into a fast-paced adventure where she discovers the meaning of trust and true friendship.  One thing is for sure – her life will never be the same again.

Author Bio

E.L. Clarke’s early writing days were most productive when she was sitting on a train going to work. Writing in a cafe or on her lounge are top seconds, spurring her creativity, and are much preferred than writing in the wee pre-dawn hours which has become the norm for a busy mum and businesswoman trying to eke out time in the day for her craft.

A methodical and practical person who enjoys planning parts of her books in a spreadsheet, writing novels has taught E.L. to let go a bit. All inspiration for her books has come purely from her imagination. She feels that sometimes it’s as if someone else wrote her stories, saying, “I look back on my manuscripts at times and wonder Wow, where did THAT come from?”

E.L. believes that a great book is based on strong characters and a gripping storyline—something that is relatable enough to keep the reader interested but unique enough to allow the reader to escape. She hopes that her own stories provide her young readers a world to get temporarily lost in, to understand universal friendship, and that there could be so much more in the world than what is presented to us day to day.

When she isn’t writing thought-provoking fantasy and science fiction stories for young adults, E.L. manages a small photography business and enjoys singing, playing piano, camping, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, motorcycle riding, drawing and exploring the outdoors near Sydney, Australia where she lives with her husband, children, and their pets—a black Labrador, and a Maine Coone cat.

Verntropa: The Balance is her debut novel, the first volume in the Verntropa trilogy.

Links

Amazon

Cover Reveal Party Fated

The war for humanity has just begun…

Three months after Mr. Heartsong lit the match that ignited the second Vampire-Human Civil War, Darren and his team of Hunters are doing all they can to combat a vicious enemy. But even with Edith and her daughters firmly on their side, the humans face overwhelming odds and not everyone comes back unscathed.

The heat of battle forces Darren and Edith to confront the reality of their tenuous romance: she’s immortal and there’s no chance he’d let her turn him. Fighting the fear of losing everyone she loves is harder than taking out her own kind with a ballpoint pen.

As the ultimate battle looms, fate comes calling. To win the war, Darren and Edith will have to leave everything on the line.  Even if that means making the ultimate sacrifice for the good of humankind.

Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Authors Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk are the authors of the Captivity series and the Celestial Academy series. Independently, they write across multi genres including YA, urban fantasy, historical, and cozy mystery. Sarah lives in Boston with her husband and son. Molly lives in Denver with her husband and three daughters.

Follow them on Facebook: @SarahBiglowAuthor @AuthorMollyZenk


Pre-order link: Amazon

Publication day is the 16th of November 2021

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Lost on a Page


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for fantasy / science-fiction “Lost on a Page”. This tour runs from July 5 to August 5.
Stay tuned for my review during the tour! There is still some room during this tour so if you’d like to participate, please contact Enchanted Book Promotions.

Tour Schedule

July 5th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 5th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

July 7th: Promo Post @ Compelling Beasts Blog

July 10th: Book Excerpt @ Author C.A. Milson’s Blog

July 13th: Promo Post @ Devouring Books

July 17th: Book Review @ Twilight Reader

July 20th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

July 24th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

July 26th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

July 31st: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

August 5th: Book Review @ Bookish Madness

About the Book

Title: Lost on a Page
Author: David E. Sharp
Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction
Some genres were never meant to cross.
Joe Slade is a detective with a hot lead and a warm gun. He no longer believes in happy-ever-afters, but his faith in plot twists is devout. Good thing.
He is about to discover the biggest twist of all.
Joe Slade is not real.
He is a character in a series of mystery novels. And when he discovers all his pain has been in the name of book sales, there will be hell to pay. Vowing revenge on his author, he will set off for the World Where the Books Are Written. The road will take him through genres foreign and treacherous: High Fantasy, Bodice-Ripping Romance, Intergalactic Sci-Fi, and others even more awful and terrifying.
But what if this new life is about more than just living? And will Joe still come out on top when all the rules have changed?
Get the book today from:
Amazon 
Black Rose Writing

Author Bio

David E. Sharp is a noisy librarian. He is fond of theatre and got his start in writing by producing original plays in his hometown. He has also published short stories in various anthologies. David is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers and frequently contributes to their blog. He lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife and family.
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Lost on a Page won the 2021 Maxy Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category
Lost on a Page recently received a score of 4.6 on IndieReader.

Release Blitz: Lost on a Page

About the Book

Title: Lost on a Page

Author: David E. Sharp

Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction

Some genres were never meant to cross.

Joe Slade is a detective with a hot lead and a warm gun. He no longer believes in happy-ever-afters, but his faith in plot twists is devout. Good thing.

He is about to discover the biggest twist of all.

Joe Slade is not real.

He is a character in a series of mystery novels. And when he discovers all his pain has been in the name of book sales, there will be hell to pay. Vowing revenge on his author, he will set off for the World Where the Books Are Written. The road will take him through genres foreign and treacherous: High Fantasy, Bodice-Ripping Romance, Intergalactic Sci-Fi, and others even more awful and terrifying.

But what if this new life is about more than just living? And will Joe still come out on top when all the rules have changed?

Get the book today from:

Amazon 

Black Rose Writing

Author Bio

David E. Sharp is a noisy librarian. He is fond of theatre and got his start in writing by producing original plays in his hometown. He has also published short stories in various anthologies. David is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers and frequently contributes to their blog. He lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife and family.

Find the author on Goodreads

Find the author on Facebook

Lost on a Page won the 2021 Maxy Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category

Lost on a Page recently received a score of 4.6 on IndieReader.

Book Review: Refraction by Terry Geo

Title: Refraction
Author: Terry Geo
Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Most stories start at the beginning; this one begins at the end. At least for Maria. Her sudden death sends shockwaves through her family and pushes her grieving mother to the very brink of insanity. After exhausting every avenue conventional medicine has to offer, Maria’s father, Henry, brings together the world’s greatest minds in the hope of carving out a new path. Months pass, and as Henry watches his beloved Elena slowly drift away, he begins to lose faith. It is only then that a solution presents itself. A discovery so momentous, it saves Elena and reveals the most important scientific and technological breakthrough in modern history.

Silicate is founded; a privately funded facility which delves deeper into the human mind, able to discover answers to questions we are yet to ask. Securing Silicate’s secrets becomes of utmost importance; even after treating hundreds of patients, the public are still unaware of the wonders and terrifying reality Silicate has unearthed . . .

The world you know is only half the story.

Refraction was not at all what I expected. In ways, it went beyond what I had expected, diving into unconventional, unexpected territory, while at the same time dealing with issues that are known to all of us. A family, dealing with the loss of a loved one, for example, is something all of us unfortunately have to deal with at some point in their lives (however, in this story, it’s the worst sorrow of all, that of parents losing a child). Trying to find a way to reach out to those we love, even after death, is something all of us have probably longed for at some point or another as well, and this book deals with exactly that, with grief, with trying to move on, with trying to save the people we love. And it’s by going on this quest, venturing into this unknown territory of the human mind, that miraculous wonders and terrifying truths are uncovered.

The book is quite long (it was 700+ pages in the PDF I read), but it reads lightning-fast, and once you start reading, it’s hard to put down. For a debut novel, it’s especially surprising that the author manages to craft such an original, well-researched story, while keeping up the fast pace and still being able to introduce the reader to myriad characters that each bring their own uniqueness to the table.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the book had quite a few twists in the storyline that I didn’t see coming, and this doesn’t happen very often!
I’m definitely interested to read more works by this author in the future.
 
 
 

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Refraction

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for science fiction / fantasy “Refraction”. The tour runs from December 9 until December 16.

Tour Schedule

December 9th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

December 9th: Promo Post @ Mythical Books

December 10th: Promo Post @ Tome Tender

December 11th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

December 12th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

December 13th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

December 14th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 15th: Book Review @ Renaissance Writer

December 15th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

December 16th: Character Interview @ Andi’s Book Reviews

December 16th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

About the Book

Title: Refraction

Author: Terry Geo

Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy

Most stories start at the beginning; this one begins at the end. At least for Maria. Her sudden death sends shockwaves through her family and pushes her grieving mother to the very brink of insanity. After exhausting every avenue conventional medicine has to offer, Maria’s father, Henry, brings together the world’s greatest minds in the hope of carving out a new path. Months pass, and as Henry watches his beloved Elena slowly drift away, he begins to lose faith. It is only then that a solution presents itself. A discovery so momentous, it saves Elena and reveals the most important scientific and technological breakthrough in modern history.

Silicate is founded; a privately funded facility which delves deeper into the human mind, able to discover answers to questions we are yet to ask. Securing Silicate’s secrets becomes of utmost importance; even after treating hundreds of patients, the public are still unaware of the wonders and terrifying reality Silicate has unearthed . . .

The world you know is only half the story.

Author Bio

Born in Derbyshire, raised in Yorkshire, resides in London, Terry learned from a young age that he was different from his peers. He preferred the company of girls over boys, didn’t like sports and would write at every opportunity. He was bullied throughout his school life both physically and verbally and had to deal with the cruelty of others from an early age.

Terry Geo wrote and directed his first play at age eleven. At sixteen, he started work in television, writing scripts and becoming the youngest director in the country. Terry applied for a job while taking his final exams and started work in television the week after he finished school. For the first time in his life, he found a world where he could shine and be accepted for who he was. He came out as gay to his parents the following week and never again hid his sexuality from anyone. At seventeen he became the youngest director in the country, producing a light entertainment show for Yorkshire Television. After a short stint in a boyband, Terry went back to writing, editing two national publications. He toured the world as an actor, moved to London and in 2017, wrote and directed a musical for the London stage. A year later, Terry married Ken, the love of his life, in London. After their honeymoon in Thailand, he returned to a book he had started some years before. In January 2019, his cat Megara sadly passed away. This hit Terry hard and in memorial to her, he wrote her into the book he was writing. She is now a part of Terry’s debut published novel, Refraction.

Links

https://refractedworld.com/

https://twitter.com/terryjgeo

https://www.facebook.com/refractedworld

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XDC1PPS

Giveaway

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Book Review: Edge of Death (Book #2 Admiralty Archives)

Title: Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives
Author: Joni Parker
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

In this second installment of The Admiralty Archives, the warrior Lady Alexin, the Keeper of the Keys for the Elf realm of Eledon, finds herself exiled to the harsh world of near-future London. Rendered little more than a political pawn by the Elfin Council of Elders to avoid a war with the Rock Elves, she has little choice but to struggle to find her way in this strange new land. Taken under the protection of kindly mentors, Vice Admiral Malcolm Teller of the British Royal Navy and his wife, Alex brings all her skills to the fore as she uncovers a series of deadly plots.

Murder is on everyone’s mind as an underground White Supremacist organization takes aim at Admiral Teller while two wizards, resurrected from death, must kill Alex in order to survive. To make matters worse, the Rock Elves dispatch a hundred assassins from Eledon with their sole mission to bring Lady Alexin to the very… Edge of Death.

I read and reviewed some of Joni Parker’s other books before: The Blue Witch, Gossamer and Noble Magic, all part of the Chronicles of Eledon series. In the Admiralty Archives series, I already read and reviewed the first book, Curse of the Sea, so you can say I’m definitely a fan of this author and the magical worlds she creates, with most of my ratings being either 4 or 4,5 stars. I mean, fantasy, elves, wizards, what’s not to like?

Needless to say I had some pretty high expectations when starting the second book in the Admiralty Archives,  Edge of Death, but the sequel certainly didn’t dissapoint. The reader is once again following Lady Alexin, who by now has really become one of my favorite characters in fantasy books throughout. What I really enjoy about this series is how well it mixes fantasy and reality, and how well-crafted the fantasy world is, reminding me of the worlds created by Raymond E. Feist and Robin Hobb, and that I could spend hour hiding away in during my childhood and early teens. It’s a rare gift to be able to create a world that is so different yet so relatable that people can imagine themselves there, and to be able to come up with characters who despite being relatable, can still surprise the reader – especially after so many books.

In this book, Alexin is forced into exile to the London of the near future, a terrible, sullen place. Not only does she have to get used to this new, strange world, but she also becomes a target in a complicated assassination plot, and she’ll need all her skills, wit and some good old-fashioned luck to survive.

I don’t want to give out too many spoilers for readers new to the series, but this book had me on the edge of my seat again. Memorable characters, a vast, extraordinary setting, excellent writing and a mercilessly fast pace, this is one book no fan of the genre should miss out on.

 

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Author Interview Edge of Death Book Tour

  • How long have you been writing?

My first attempt at writing a novel was eleven years ago. I’d come up with a character who came with a lot of stories, so I wrote them down. It turned out to be my first series.

  • What is your favorite genre to write?

Fantasy. It gives me the most freedom and I can mix genres if I want to.

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

Historical fiction. But I’m not sure I have the discipline to stick to the facts.

  • Please tell us about your book.

The name of my book is the “Edge of Death” and it’s the second book in the Admiralty Archives trilogy. My main character, Alex, who is part Elf, has been exiled to Earth and is trying to make the best of it. She even gets a job but finds her life is threatened by Rock Elves, wizards, and even a white supremacist group that brings her to the very Edge of Death.

  • Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

My new favorite in this book was Hades, god of the Underworld. He’s coordinating all the threats against Alex but she doesn’t know it. My least favorite character is nobody. I really enjoy them all, If I didn’t, I wouldn’t include them in this story.

  • What was the hardest part about writing your book?

Since this was the second book in the series, I wasn’t sure what direction it should go. The first one was easy because Alex arrives in the mortal world (London), but in the second one, she’s here and she can’t go anywhere. She had to learn how to survive in this world so she could go home again sometime in the future.

  • What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

I exercise first thing in the morning and then I sit down at the computer. I have to clear my emails and social media first. Then, I can begin writing with a clear mind. It doesn’t always work out that way and sometimes, I have to get writing early, just to get it out of my head. I’ve even written well into the night but that upsets my sleep pattern a lot.

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

It’s hard for me to answer this question because I don’t write a single novel. Generally, I write a series at one time and I don’t keep track of when I started to when I finished each book. And just because a first draft is done, doesn’t mean the book is done. It will go through many edits.

  • Can you tell us about your editing process?

I’ll give you an example. Since ‘Edge of Death’ was just published, I start on the draft my next novel. I read it over and edit it myself before I send it out to a professional editor. She takes anywhere from six to eight weeks on it and sends it back for my review. I make corrections and send it back to her for another edit as well as send it out for comments from beta readers and my writing group. After I get all the comments together, I go over it again. Hopefully, it’s good to go, but sometimes, I have another re-read by my editor. When I think it’s done, I send it back to my editor, who is also the publisher of my ebook. She has my manuscript formatted for print and a cover is designed. She does the blurb for me and I publish the print version.

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

Yes. The first book in the Admiralty Archives trilogy is called ‘Curse of the Sea’ and this is the second one. There’s one more book coming and my working title is ‘Call from Home.”

  • Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Don’t be aspiring. Write!

  • Why should everyone read your book?

Because it’s fun and a nice place to get away from the turmoil in the real world.

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

I’d like to meet J.R.R. Tolkien, Alexander Dumas, and Rudyard Kipling.

  • What inspired you to write your book?

‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, made into film by Peter Jackson.

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

My next book, ‘Call from Home,’ is currently with my editor. In this one, my main character, Alex, has resigned herself to her life in exile on Earth but she keeps running across reminders of her home in Eledon, the Elf world. Although she tries to ignore it, she can’s do it when she senses danger.

 

About the Book

Title: Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives

Author: Joni Parker

Genre: Urban Fantasy

In this second installment of The Admiralty Archives, the warrior Lady Alexin, the Keeper of the Keys for the Elf realm of Eledon, finds herself exiled to the harsh world of near-future London. Rendered little more than a political pawn by the Elfin Council of Elders to avoid a war with the Rock Elves, she has little choice but to struggle to find her way in this strange new land. Taken under the protection of kindly mentors, Vice Admiral Malcolm Teller of the British Royal Navy and his wife, Alex brings all her skills to the fore as she uncovers a series of deadly plots.

Murder is on everyone’s mind as an underground White Supremacist organization takes aim at Admiral Teller while two wizards, resurrected from death, must kill Alex in order to survive. To make matters worse, the Rock Elves dispatch a hundred assassins from Eledon with their sole mission to bring Lady Alexin to the very… Edge of Death.

Author Bio

Writing fantasy novels are Joni Parker’s passion. She’s completed two series so far: “The Seaward Isle Saga” and “The Chronicles of Eledon.” Her latest series, “The Admiralty Archives, is a three-book series that begins with the “Curse of the Sea.” The second book is called “Edge of Death” and the third will be finished next year. In addition to her novels, Joni enjoys writing short stories and has contributed two stories to the anthology, “Beyond Tucson: Adventures in the Multiverse” with her writing group. Joni retired from the U.S. Navy and the Department of Homeland Security and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her sister.

Links

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Facebook

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Goodreads

Amazon Author Profile

Book Review Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian by E.J. Miranda

Title: Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian
Author: E.J. Miranda
Genre: YA Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

It is said that dreams are just that: only dreams. But believe me, this is not always true. Some dreams are as real as the dreamer.

Thanks to their dreams, dreamers can receive the special visit of eternal wisdom that has inspired the creativity of great inventors, scientists, musicians, and even writers throughout the ages.

This creative wisdom is not always the type that appears to the eager conscience. Sometimes, a Defiler, a destroyer of dreams, is the one who tries to appear before the dreamer. These creatures were once humans, but they allowed their pain and desire for revenge to take over and seek the same miserable fate for the one who dreams.

You must not fear — Dream Guardians, also known as Kelsdrant, will always protect the one who dreams, even with their own life. They are people of flesh and bone, just like you and me, or at least they are on Earth.

The following story is dedicated to the fun, extravagant, and enlightening life of Julian Fox, the Dream Guardian.

Be prepared, dear reader. It is time to dream, laugh, reflect, and even maybe cry.

Welcome to the Land of the Wise Dreams.

In Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian, Julian Fox is living a seemingly normal life, until suddenly everything he’s ever known changes when he experiences a realistic dream that takes him to the Land of the Wise Dreams. There, he has to fight an evil force and learns the truth about himself and who he really is: a dream guardian, meant to protect dreamers.

On the one hand, the readers get to know Julian in the real world, while in the other, we get to know him in the magical world of dreams, where he battles terrifying creatures and learns about his own true strength. The fantasy world is by far the most intriguing one (duh) but it’s good to be reminded once in a while that Julian has an actual life waiting for him outside of this dream world.

I got pulled into the story right from the start. The characters, in particular Julian but also his brother, were very interesting to read about. The writing was good too, the pacing fast enough to keep me entertained throughout. Fans of YA novels and fantasy novels will love this one, no doubt!