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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sons of Judgment Double Cover Reveal with Airicka Pheonix

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Title: Sons of Judgment
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Genre: NA Paranormal

Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours



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Blurb:


No good deed goes unpunished. Riley Masters learns this the hard way when she finds a wallet and decides to do the right thing. But returning it will cost her much more than she bargains for. Abandoned by her mother, raised by an indifferent father, Riley has accepted the fact that she would be alone always. She has no idea that a single act of kindness would propel her into a world where creatures that shouldn’t exist guard the human race from the demons that lurk in the shadows. That it will cost her the lives of those she loves while unearthing a destiny she never imagined with a man who is forbidden to love her. She finds passion, romance and the family she’d been searching for her entire life, but at what cost and what is she willing to sacrifice to find answers and happiness? Octavian Maxwell has always known his place. He is a Caster, a Son of Judgment. His job is to protect the mortal world from the creatures plotting to destroy it. Instead, his world is shattered when a human girl walks into Final Judgment, a girl he has been searching for his entire life, a girl he is forbidden to ever touch. Being with her will break the oath he’s sworn to never love a mortal. But his heart has already found its mate and it refuses to let go. Final Judgment… a place undetected, a gateway to evil and a legend that will undo everything anyone has ever known about our world.



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Blurb: 

His love will become her curse. For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated. Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong. Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers? She will become his death.

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Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with. Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby. For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:


Buy Links:

(Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)

Gideon's Promise (Book 2): Amazon US *  Amazon CA * Amazon UK * Amazon DE * Amazon FR * Amazon AU * Amazon IN * iBooks * B&N * Smashwords * Scribd * Inktera * Goodreads

Magnus' Defeat (Book 3): Goodreads: http://goo.gl/Kdl3rU »Regulus' Submission (Book 4): Goodreads: http://goo.gl/dMw6hp

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

In My Dreams Cover Reveal with Cameo Renae


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Title: In My Dreams
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Steph’s Cover Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb:

The dreams were happening again.
It was something seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she’d outgrown. She didn’t want them anymore; detailed premonitions of how people would die.

One night, Lizzy’s worst nightmare occurs. She dreams of her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers his car was found in a river, along with his lifeless body.

Confusion settles deep within when Michael appears alive in her dreams. He warns her, attempting to keep her safe from the very person who murdered him.

Awake, Lizzy must pull on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but also her friends whose lives are in danger.

In My Dreams is a story of trust, friendship, courage, and true love that lives beyond the grave.

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My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be. I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them. In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013. One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;) 

Follow Cameo on: 




Twitter: @CameoRenae

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The Saturday Showcase featuring Jennifer Dean and her latest novel ~ Blinded

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Welcome to another installment of

The Saturday Showcase 

featuring 

Jennifer Dean 

and her latest novel

 Blinded


Publish date: February 14, 2015   Publisher: Createspace

Book Blurb: 

Despite the constant nightmares that remind her of the attack that almost took her life, Emma Morgan has come to accept the risk that comes from being a human in love with the immortal, Liam Alexander. Unfortunately it’s Sean who still continues to struggle with his sister’s presence in the world of his new immortal life. A struggle that may cause his overprotection to go too far as they near his one year anniversary and nineteenth birthday.

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Author Bio: 


Jennifer lives in Dallas, Texas. When not immersed with her own writing, she loves to escape reality with a book or one of her favorite television shows. The sudden inspiration for a new story or scene to write for her is the best feeling about being a writer. She hopes that her books will someday be able to inspire her readers the way she was inspired by the authors before her.  

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Book excerpt:

The faster I ran, the less I could breathe. My lungs were pleading beneath my chest for the chance to relax the uneven pumps from my heart but despite the rising burn that bargained for more oxygen, I couldn’t stop.
Keep going, I thought.
I knew it was naïve and yet I felt as if that space behind the trees was my base. My sanctuary. As long as I could reach it I would be fine. At least that’s what I tried to tell myself until my rational side began to catch up to me, unlike my breath. The one that reminded me that I was being hunted. A mere mouse in a maze that had no exit. And this predator would no doubt find this hunt as challenging as a human stepping on the sidewalk to kill an ant. He probably even felt a sadistic thrill from watching me run. Even though my sprint was nothing more than a dawdled walk on the beach compared to his immortal speed.
Regardless, I couldn’t give in. Not when I was close to my goal. So close to the possibility of safety on the other side. Because what screamed louder than the doubt was the unrealistic belief that maybe, just maybe, I had outmaneuvered him just enough to give myself an advantage. Enough of a head start to reach the opening beyond the trees. The hope was enough to keep my feet moving.
Despite the burning ache in my calves, and the cramp in my side, I smiled as I closed the distance. I was 100 feet away. 75. 50. 30. Keep going! 20. 15. Almost there! 10. I could see the water straight ahead now beyond the enclosed trees that surrounded me. I twisted my neck around to the right and left, searching for any sign of the immortal, but I only found an empty space behind me. I had turned back forward, feeling only a second’s relief before I collided into a solid wall with enough momentum that I was knocked back toward the ground.
I winced in pain, reaching my hand to my nose, where I could already feel the bruises that were likely to result in two black eyes. My nose leaked small red blood droplets onto my palm as the soreness of my right arm traveled all the way up to my collarbone.
I looked up reluctantly, feeling the drop of defeat in my stomach. Henry stood tall, smirking down at me with amusement of my evaporated hope. It had all been a game to him. A game I now realized—harshly— that I had never had a chance of winning. The sun beamed down on his short raven-colored locks as the glow of his baby blue eyes brightened. I gulped, but was thankful for the moment that finally gave me enough time to slow my breathing. Swiftly, Henry squatted to my eye level, extending his overturned hand to reach his index and middle fingers past my own until they rested inches underneath my nose, like a bucket ready to catch the water from a leaking faucet. I remained still while my eyes looked as far down as they could, watching as he let a few drops of blood linger on his fingertips before pulling them back to his eager lips.  His tongue wickedly circled his mouth with delight at the taste.
Finally, my eyes lifted to meet his waiting gaze. I had time only to see his perfect white teeth revealed before his hand extended forward to grasp my neck.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

The Crystal Keeper Blog Tour & Giveaway with Laurisa White Reyes

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Title: The Crystal Keeper
Author: Laurisa White Reyes
Genre: Epic Fantasy

Expected Release Date: February 9th, 2015
Cover Design: Emma Michaels

Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours




SYNOPSIS:

Jayson lives among the shadows of Hestoria, his sole purpose for staying alive – to protect his half of the Seer’s crystal. Exiled from his homeland for loving the king’s daughter, Ivanore, Jayson is now pursued by two opposing factions: the Vatéz (League of Sorcerers) who intend to use the crystal for their own selfish gain, and the Guilde, the ancient guardians of the crystal.

Meanwhile, Ivanore flees from her father to Hestoria in search of Jayson. As the Seer, she is plagued with visions of him being tortured and is determined to rescue him. When the Vatéz capture her, however, she unwittingly jeopardizes everything Jayson has vowed to protect. He must now make a terrible choice: Should he save Ivanore or save the crystal?

Though written for adults, The Crystal Keeper series is the prequel to Ms. Reyes' fantasy series for children, The Celestine Chronicles.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Senior Editor of Skyrocket Press and Editor-in-Chief of Middle Shelf Magazine, Laurisa White Reyes is the author of several middle grade and young adult novels, including The Rock of Ivanore,The Last Enchanter and ContactThe Crystal Keeper is her first series for adults.

Author Links:

Editor in Chief Middle Shelf Magazine
Publisher Skyrocket Press
Moderator Middle Grade Mania


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EXCERPT:

Ivanore hunched over the parchment, the tip of her quill flicking above her hand like a trapped bird desperate for escape. The tallow candle cast a cramped circle of light across the table, hardly enough to see by. If only the night would last a little longer. Perhaps then she would have enough time to write everything she needed to. But alas, time was one thing she had too little of—that and light.
An older man with long, gray-streaked hair and piercing gray eyes, waited beside her. The stone bungalow, their most recent of many hiding places, boasted the barest of furnishings: the table, stool, cot—and a plain wooden chest, its key held tight in his fist.
A sudden thump sounded at the door, startling them both. A strand of Ivanore’s hair, gold as the candle light, fell across the page. She quickly tucked it back into place and wrote faster.
Zyll laid a hand on Ivanore’s shoulder. “They are here,” he whispered.
Ivanore finished the document and handed it to Zyll unbound. Turning to the chest, he carefully laid the pages inside.
“Wait,” said Ivanore. “Will you keep this as well?” A flat circle of pale green crystal lay in her open palm.
“But you will need it. I mustn’t—”
“Please,” she insisted, pressing it into his hand. “I can’t risk losing this one.”
Zyll reluctantly folded his fingers around the cool stone. “Of course, milady,” he said. Then, adding the crystal to the parchment, he laid a plate of thin wood atop them both, sealing the chest’s false bottom. He closed the lid and locked it.
The pounding at the door grew more insistent. Whoever stood outside was using his full weight against it in an effort to break through.
“We must hurry,” said Zyll.
Ivanore allowed herself a quick glance at the chest, offering the briefest of prayers that the gods would keep it safe until her return. Then, taking her by the arm, Zyll ked her through the low archway dividing the bungalow’s front room from the back.
A loud crash of splintering wood resounded through the bungalow. Their visitors had finally broken in.
“Find her now!” a deep voice bellowed.
Grateful for the trousers she now wore instead of her usual cumbersome skirts, Ivanore clambered onto a stool and through a narrow window, lowering herself as quietly as possible to the ground outside. Once Zyll had done the same, they stole away across the rocky field. Though the sky was black as ink, their path was illuminated by the amber glow of volcanic fissures scoring the area for miles around.
“There she is!” a man’s voice shouted behind them. The words sent spasms of fear through Ivanore. She glanced behind her and saw three soldiers emerge from the bungalow, wearing the gold and red cross of her father’s crest. They had tracked her even here, to the remotest corner of Imaness. Would Fredric ever let her be?
Ivanore stopped running. She looked at Zyll, her trusted guardian and ally these past months since she had fled Dokur, and knew her time with him had come to an end.
“You’ll watch over them until I return?” she asked, out of breath. “Keep them safe. Don’t let my father find them.”
“You have my vow,” Zyll whispered, his voice tight with emotion.
Ivanore’s eyes welled with tears as she pressed her lips against the calloused skin of Zyll’s hand.
 “Go,” said Zyll. “Go now before it’s too late.”
Ivanore released Zyll’s hand and sprinted forward alone. As she ran, she cupped her hands around her mouth and let out a loud, sharp call, much like that of a hawk or an eagle. She risked another glance over her shoulder and watched as Zyll turned to face their pursuers. As the soldiers neared, their swords glinting in the fireglow, Zyll held up his hands. A horizontal bolt of cerulean lightning shot out from his palms, striking the oncoming soldiers. The men recoiled, their bodies instantly singed and bloody.
Ivanore ran on. In desperation, she repeated her call, and this time another voice called back. A dark form appeared on the horizon, silhouetted against the light of the volcanic fractures and growing larger as it approached with tremendous speed. As it neared, the creature’s massive feathered wings moved the air around Ivanore in warm, powerful gusts. Ivanore saw clearly its eagle’s head with a beak large enough to break a man in two, paired with the muscular, furred body of a lion. As she ran toward it, the gryphon lowered its head, waiting.
Behind her, the soldiers reeled in pain, but they did not forget their duty. One man struggled to his knees, grunting from the effort. Reaching over his shoulder, he slid a short bow and arrow from his pack and swiftly took aim.

Ivanore reached the gryphon, and in one smooth motion hoisted herself onto its back, twisting her arms deep into the feathers on the creature’s neck. In that same moment, a single arrow found its mark in Ivanore’s shoulder. Ivanore cried out before her body slumped forward and her mind went dark. The gryphon took flight then, and in less time than it took to draw another arrow—or a breath—they had vanished into the night.

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Gideon's Promise Release Day Blitz with Airicka Phoenix

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Title: Gideon’s Promise
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Paranormal 
Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015 
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb:

His love will become her curse. For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated. Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong. Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers? She will become his death.
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Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with. Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby. For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:

Buy Links: (Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)

Amazon US *   Amazon CA  Amazon UK *  Amazon DE *  Amazon FR *  Amazon AU * Amazon IN *  iBooks * B&N *  Smashwords *  Scribd *  Inktera * Goodreads  

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