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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Check It Out: Witch of Anámesa

 




The Witch of Anámesa by Kim Idynne
Young Adult Fairy Tales

Ella Espinosa lives a secluded existence. Isolated from others, and assigned to all the hard work on her deceased father's farm, she gets by with her own spirit of kindness and some help from the farm animals. Her stepmother warns her to stay away from the local villages, as the mountain folk are plagued by a gruesome disease, while the coastal communities are ravaged by violence and corruption. When Ella meets Prince, a young hunter from the mountain village, her beliefs are shaken—but as Ella dares to kindle new connections, she makes shocking discoveries about the mountain folk, whose customs are wholly unlike her own. Meanwhile, Ella's gifts are abhorred by the villagers. Some believe that her unfamiliar songs and herbs are devotions to evil spirits, and that her abilities are the result of witchcraft. As her relationship with Prince deepens, the two begin to imagine having a life together. But as Ella continues to follow her own ways of living, the fears of the villagers rise to new extremes—and so do the actions against her.

Blitz: Blood of the Prince

 

Science Fiction, Fantasy

Date Published: August 2020

Publisher : RLD Publications


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An orphan discovers he can wield ancient, mysterious technology but will pay a terrible price if he uses his wondrous skills to fight for his benefactor.

As winter settles in an old man sits down to pen the tale of his youth. A sense of melancholy, of love lost, and the disappointment of labors performed in vain cloak his shoulders as he leans forward, the quill in the weathered knuckles of his hand hovering over parchment. Asking himself where it all began was unnecessary ... time could not erase the flames that leapt in his mind's eye.

Herein contains Patrin's complete first mission, Greater Things than Thou, All Things Ruin, and That Which Remains From his early childhood memories, kidnapping, salvation, and finally, the betrayal of his best friend.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Fiction Fridays: Shadows 1


Shadows: Part 1 of ...

The start of something I've been puzzling at for a while, trying to figure out.


***Don't miss out! Click read more to read the whole story***


Unwrapping the third layer of scarves, I leave the mask on as I smile at the barista with my eyes. He nods his head, gives the obligatory “Long time.” We both know why. He’s wearing his own mask, a paper surgical one. I’ve been avoiding anyplace for months, but there’s only so long a person can self-isolate before they begin to crack, starting talking to shadows in the living room.

When the shadows started whispering back, I decided it was time. 

Tour: Love's Promise


Love's Promise
The Struggle Book 2
by Cheryl Holloway
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Love is a decision, a commitment, and a promise…but for how long?

It’s been a while, since Bob proposed to Ava, the woman of his dreams, and purchased the special ring that she wanted. Ava’s biological clock is ticking, but Bob keeps postponing their wedding. Ava wants to fulfill her dream of being a June bride...now. She wants to wait for Bob, but he can’t seem to make it to the altar. Their struggle continues.

Life, love and pain—Can their relationship withstand another ride on this bumpy road called love?

In Love’s Promise, the struggling literary roller-coaster ride continues, and Ava is disappointed that her life isn’t where she expected it to be at her age—in a loving marriage with Bob. This gem of a book will keep you captivated with the many twists and turns, right up to the unanticipated ending.


Tour: Dana Mulder

 


Deadly Pattern
The Dana Mulder Suspense Series Book 1
by N Gray
Genre: Thriller, Suspense 


Deadly Patterns reveal disturbing truths. 

My name is Dana, I'm a private investigator and hired to find a missing woman. Thinking it would be a straightforward case like all my others, instead, I'm thrust into a web of kidnappings, deceit, and murder. 

The investigation leads me to a prominent doctor who abducts his patients after their surgery, but all the evidence is circumstantial. With the help of my detective brother and his partner, we discover more bodies and link cold cases where we establish a similar MO. 

During the investigation, the man who left me for dead is back and wants more. 

Can I solve the mystery before we find another body, and before I become the target of a savage maniac intent on making me his?

A fast-paced suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and spine-chilling suspense, DEADLY PATTERN is book #1 in a gripping new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Blitz: Designs on Forever

Modern Masters of Their Castle Book 2

Contemporary Romance

Published: September 2020


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As a model, Mallory Andrews’ good looks had worked for her for years, but now she’s determined to prove she’s a talented historical interior designer. To do that she must remain unwavering in her focus regarding her current project, the restoration of a historical English manor house turned hotel. The problem is, she keeps getting sidetracked by the handsome and charming grandson of the owner.

Renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, Evan Townsend is retained by the board of his estranged grandmother’s company to make recommendations regarding the failing hotel that could put his grandmother into bankruptcy. His first chore is to terminate the work Mallory is doing. She launches a campaign to prove the changes she has made and others she has planned will benefit his grandmother’s financial bottom line. Evan’s mounting attraction to the beautiful and clever Mallory has him reconsidering his stance on her present work, yet he remains resistant to her requests not to sell the hotel so her work can continue. If only he could be as unaffected by her kisses.

Both fear the other is using the sexual magnetism between them to get what they want. Can Mallory and Evan design a way to break through the walls of half-truths and what-ifs to build a lifetime of love?

Cover Reveal: To Poison a Prince


COVER REVEAL 


Book Title: To Poison a Prince 

Author: Aldrea Alien 

Cover Artist: Leonardo Borazio 

Release Date: July 31, 2021 

Genre: Fantasy M/M Romance 

Trope/s: Hidden Villain, Hurt/Comfort, Man in Peril, Opposites Attract 

Themes: Love, Cultural Differences, Revenge 

Heat Rating: 4 flames 

   

Someone is out to murder his husband and he might just be the reason they succeed.



Blurb

Imperial Crown Prince Darshan knew his journey home wasn’t going to be the modest one he hoped for, especially not after eloping with Hamish, a former prince—and now exile—of Tirglas.

When he thwarts a clumsy attempt on his husband’s life during a soirée hosted by his long-standing rival and half-sister, he figures the worst is behind them.

Yet, the threat of death continues to shadow them across the empire. Someone is intent on making the rumours of his husband’s demise a reality, someone who can erase the memory of their very presence from people’s minds.

Darshan must discover who is behind the attempts before they succeed. But who can he trust when the culprit is capable of slipping by the most vigilant of guards?

 

Cover Reveal: For the Love of a Pirate



For the Love of a Pirate by Laura Nelson 


A jaded middle-aged woman attends a museum exhibit featuring the wreck of a pirate ship. A dead pirate from the wreck makes spiritual contact with her, pleading for her help to rescue him from purgatory. Along the way, she discovers both their pasts through a series of dreams. Another pirate covets her body for his own nefarious purposes. She becomes determined to rescue the pirate who has become her friend while figuring out how to prevent the other pirate from taking over her body.

Blitz: Lock


Title: Lock
Author: Kimberly Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Fairytale
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
Before Zell was born, her fate was sealed.

Held captive in a high-rise overlooking New York City since the age of twelve, she had no friends her own age, no life outside of the penthouse, and absolutely no choices of her own. But what she didn’t realize was the tower where she lost her freedom would one day become her salvation. Her prince would arrive, they would fall in love, and they would come up with a plan for her to escape so they could live happily ever after.

If only it were that easy.

Every girl dreams of her life becoming a fairy tale, even Zell, who’s knowledge of romance was simply from the books she stole from other girls at the brothel.
In a world where sex, drugs, and manipulation is solely the life she knows, the only fairy tale poor Zell would endure would be a sinister one ...

Because freedom always comes at a price.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tour: The Fergus


The Fergus
by Tori Grant Welhouse
Genre: YA Fantasy 

In the mystical Highlands of Scotland, Rork, missing his beloved gran, wakes up with the ability to hear voices. And not just any voices. Fantastically Rork can hear voices of the dead, which lead him to a charismatic banshee and a colorful near-death survivor. The three are bound together in a time-tested banshee tradition with perhaps a side-goal or two. In the course of their adventures, they are pitched into an otherworld of before-death, after-death and in-between-death.The Fergus will appeal to fans of ghost stories, parallel universes and life-not-being-how-it-always-seems as in the worlds created by Laini Taylor, Stephenie Meyer or Helene Wecker.


Tour: Burning Ash


Burning Ash
Forgotten Brotherhood Book Three
by N.J. Walters
Genre: Paranormal Romance 


No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he's attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She's smart, a talented slayer, and she's gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She's not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn't know. But he's sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she's bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.


Tour: Deadly Getaway


Deadly Getaway
by Karen Mueller Bryson
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense 

USA TODAY Bestselling Author KAREN MUELLER BRYSON

Her dream vacation becomes a nightmare when her roommate goes missing.

Brooklyn Winters just received the offer of a lifetime. If she accompanies her roommate, Addie, on a Spring Break trip to a tropical island paradise, all her expenses will be paid for by her roommate’s parents.
There’s only one problem: Brooklyn promised her dad she would spend Spring Break working with him at the Seven Brothers Security Services office. That’s what she has done for every vacation for as long as she can remember.
When her overprotective father reluctantly agrees to the island getaway, Brooklyn assures him that she and Addie will be perfectly safe and that he has nothing to worry about.
If only she was right.
On their first day on the island, Addie goes missing. The last thing Brooklyn wants to do is admit to her father that she was wrong and ask for his help. So, she searches for Addie on her own.
As Brooklyn follows the leads to find Addie, she realizes she is being trailed by Theo, a nerdy tourist staying in the room next door. Theo seems to have a crush on Brooklyn, so she uses it to her advantage and talks him into helping her find Addie.
But when Brooklyn starts to develop feelings for Theo, she discovers it was no accident that he was staying in the room next door.
She uncovers a web of lies. Nothing is what is seems and Brooklyn isn’t sure who she can trust.
Will she be able to find her best friend before it’s too late?

Blitz: Temple of Eternity

 

Bobby Ether Series, Book 2

YA Fantasy

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Publisher: Main Street Publishing


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Deep in the rain forests of Guatemala, an ancient Mayan temple holds a mythical secret. The legendary Fountain of Youth lies within, but not all myths are fairy tales. The temple ruins have been seized by the Core, a sinister cult determined to unlock the mysteries of immortality.

When their captured friends are spotted near the temple, Bobby and his cousin Jinx must journey into the dark heart of the jungle to save them. Harnessing their extraordinary abilities, the boys will undertake an epic quest to fulfill a centuries-old prophecy.

Cut off from their allies, Bobby and Jinx combat supernatural barriers, raging rivers, and deadly beasts. They’ll face savage natives, vengeful ghosts, and ruthless mercenaries who can conjure a person's darkest fears.

Past and present will collide, with the power of eternity on the line. Can Bobby fulfill the prophecy and lay the temple’s spirits to rest?

 

Blitz: Loser's Gumbo


Bullet Books Speed Reads #13

Crime Fiction/Mystery/Thriller

Date Published: September 17, 2020

Publisher: Starpath Books, LLC


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LOSER’S GUMBO

MURDER WITH A DASH OF ZYDECO…

 

When Mack Mouton finds a dead body in a drum case, Louisiana police suspect him of the murder. As Mack travels the South, and performs with his band, he becomes the target of the real killer. Mack is sucked into danger and intrigue, and discovers a mystery about his deceased father. Will Mack be the next body in the drum case? 

Or…will he evade the killer and solve the puzzle?

 

Tour: Along Came a Spyder


About the Book:

Are your Spidey senses tingling?


At 17, Samira Joshi has only one dream in life. She wants to be a spy. And why not?
Spying runs in the Joshi genes.
Her great-grandmother was famous for sticking her nose in everyone’s business. Her grandmother had a flourishing side-business of tracking down errant husbands and missing servants. Her parents are elite intelligence agents for RAW.
Yet, they want their only daughter to become a doctor.
When she sees a college friend being trapped by a pimp, Samira does some spying of her own, and discovers the existence of a secret sisterhood of teen spies — The Spyders. And, she wants in!
The question is, do they want her?

To find out, read this fast-paced, gripping YA novel by brand new author, Apeksha Rao.

Blitz: Snow Queen

 


Title: Snow Queen
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy
Photographer: Regina Wamba
Illustrated by James Vallesteros
Publication Date: September 24th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
A curse turned her heart to ice, but only true love can melt it.

Cyrus, the possessor demon lord is dead, but his final battle left Hawaii in turmoil. Hundreds of people are wounded, and the aftermath of a volcanic eruption has kept the survivors busy with cleanup. Schools are closed and stores are being rebuilt. Life is almost back to normal, except for Ikelia, Eli’s mother.

Eligor, Eli’s father, is still trapped inside the Keeper crystal. Ikelia is unable to free him, so she asks Davin, the head of the Chosen Knights, to travel to her past. He takes her to the moment she first became the Snow Queen in search of the clue she needs. They learn they must go to Kaneana Cave, home to a legend about a Shark Man who lures human through a smaller opening in the cave and eats them. So Davin rounds up the team. But what they find there might mean the end for Ikelia and the Chosen Knights.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Kid's Korner: Dragons Love Tacos

 







Dragons Love Tacos
Written by Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Children's Books

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.

Tour: Runaway Witch's

 


The Runaway Witch's Kiss
Spellbound Underground Book 1
by Tamela Miles
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

Nahla Gregory is a witch on the run from a bad domestic situation. Tomas Castillo, a warlock, has a prepared safe haven for her, while dealing with his own problem, his neutered magickal powers. He’s sworn to protect her and to keep his hands off her, but Nahla is downright tempting. Danger is coming for them and combining their powers may be the only way to survive the storm.
Can Tomas keep Nahla safe, as promised, while she helps him rediscover his long forgotten magick?