Friday, August 11, 2017

Review Copies Available! The Blended Ones

 Author Angela Ford is offering review copies of: The Blended Ones for interested bloggers. You have until October 31 to review. Bloggers will receive an ebook copy of the book and will have until the end of October to post their review(s) on Amazon and their blog. This is different from a blog tour as there will not be a set schedule, bloggers are required to review on their own time (before the end of the deadline). If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below. Please note that signing up will not guarantee you a review copy. Selected bloggers will be notified by email.
 
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 The Blended Ones
by Angela Ford
Genre: Fantasy
Published: April 10th, 2017
Pages: 411

Summary from Goodreads: 
Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are blended ones. But Ilieus suffers from vision of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.

Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone s mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.

Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.



Purchase Links:
Amazon / iBooks / Nook / Google Play /


About the Author:
Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The story-line of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters. Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen.
 After college, Angela began to
rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds.

If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a
white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!
Stay in touch: www.TheFourWorldsSeries.com

Author links: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aford21/



Blitz: Fleet by Brian Marshall


Blog Tour will run from October 16th - October 20th!

 There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, and review copies.
The book is open for review! 


A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
​(but preferably in the top 4!)

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q5R1Y1iI7ADSVnZt4jt8Coore5Q8HAFP7Va61PDmMKM


Fleet
by Brian T. Marshall
Genre: Mythology
Published: April 19, 2017

Summary: 
A man, lost and naked, on the streets of Manhattan, pleading in an unknown tongue. The retired linguist who realizes it's an archaic Greek, unspoken for three thousand years. And the young woman who befriends them both, just in time for an unlikely quest. From New York to LA, Nebraska to Delphi, Fleet travels a labyrinth, with a mystery as old as mankind lying at its very heart.





Advance Praise:

Once in a while, out of the blue, you run across a brilliant book that takes you on a wild ride through an alternate world, a world that sucks you in completely and only releases you when you have turned that last page, bereft that the ride has ended, dazed in reverie at the emotions it has evoked. Fleet is one of those books. Masterfully crafted by the author, it slowly but stealthily draws you in to a fantastic tale -- one full of mystery,excitement and suspense, drenched in classic themes, awash in pathos and drama with strands of a philosophic bent interwoven. This book will stay with you for a long time. - Connie (Amazon Customer)


 Purchase Links:
Brian Marshall About the Author:
Raised by a band of feral authors hidden in the deep north woods, Brian Marshall was no ordinary child. Proper syntax flowed through his veins. Semi-colons were his crib mates. And as he grew older, he came to realize these unique gifts were meant to serve good, not evil.

Abandoning his wayward clan, he set out in search of a sensei, the fabled Tan Line, Master of Men and high priest of punctuation. Under his rigid tutelage, the boy’s talents found full flower, till the fateful day arrived when the pupil outpaced his master. Would he now rise to take that mantle? Assail the bestseller list?

Alas no. For along with great power, he had found something else. A rare prize called humility. From that day forward he would toil away in deepest obscurity. Not for him the accolades, or the tawdry lure of fame, but instead the pursuit of merest spark, to be Kindled into full flame.

For is it not written that to win the world, a wise man begins with one reader?

Author Link:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Blog Tour: 51 Sleepless Nights

Blog Tour will run from October 23th - November 3!

 There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, and review copies.
The book is open for review! 


A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
​(but preferably in the top 4!)

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51 Sleepless Nightsby Tobias Wade
Genre: Horror
Published June 18th 2017 


About book: 51 Sleepless Nights is a diverse collection of short horror stories including the grizzly confessions of a serial killer, parallel dimensions, becoming trapped in a virtual world, and encountering ancient aliens buried beneath the Earth's crust. Demons, monsters, psychopaths, undead, mad experiments and paranormal - no matter what makes your heart race, you're guaranteed to face your fear with these terrifying tales.




Advanced Praise: 

 Surreal, beautiful, haunting. (M. Ravin)

- I love how they don't follow the normal horror cliches. Great twists, kept me guessing till the end! (T. Wilson) 


About the Author: 
Former neuroscience researcher, born again horror writer. During my studies, it struck me as odd that I could learn so much about why humans behave without understanding the intricacies of human nature. It occurred to me I learned more about the depths of human experience from reading Dostoyevsky than I ever had from my text books, and I was inspired to write.After several years of selling scripts in Los Angeles, I have turned my focus toward my own publications. Full time novelist, script writer, and horror blogger.




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Blog Tour: The Four Worlds Series 1-3 by Angela Ford











Blog Tour will run from October 23th - November 3!

 There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, guest posts, and interviews.
The book is open for review! (I have links to the first two, and book three will be ready in September!)

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
(but preferably in the top 4!)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q5R1Y1iI7ADSVnZt4jt8Coore5Q8HAFP7Va61PDmMKM


Eliesmore: The Green Stone (The Four Worlds Series #3)
by Angela J. Ford
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publishing: September 9th, 2017

Summary from Goodreads: 
Run, run as fast as you can. Never stop...
Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.

But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:

Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?





The Blended Ones (The Four Worlds #2) 
Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are blended ones. But Ilieus suffers from vision of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.

Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone s mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.

Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.


 


The Five Warriors (The Four Worlds #1)
What if... your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war? your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow? your people were too cowardly to face a battle? you stole an ancient power source? you gambled with the fate of the world?

  


 "The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the end of a chapter. If you're a fantasy fan, you're going to LOVE this!" —Amazon review



About the Author:
Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The story-line of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters. Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen.
 After college, Angela began to
rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds.

If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a
white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!
Stay in touch: www.TheFourWorldsSeries.com

Author links: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aford21/





Friday, August 4, 2017

Blog Tour Sign-Up: Curse Breaker 2: Darkens by Melinda Kucsera

Blog Tour will run from October 2th - 13th!

 There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, guest posts, and interviews.
The book is open for review! (Can be read as a stand alone!)

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
​(but preferably in the top 4!)

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Curse Breaker 2: Darkens
By Melinda Kucsera
Genre: Dark Christian Fantasy
Published: July 28, 2017

Summary From Goodreads:
God's never had a warrior quite like Jerlo on his side.

That's probably a good thing since a body and a book are unaccounted for. Both formerly belonged to a vanquished demon, but neither were found when the dust cleared. The question of what happened to them prods Jerlo to seek out the one person he swore he'd never speak to—a man everyone thinks is long dead. Jerlo’s relentless quest leads to the oubliette and a psycho's cell where shadows of his past take him captive. Jerlo must outwit the dark force rising in his home without magic before he falls under its sway. The life of his ward hangs in the balance. One wrong move and the young man God asked him to protect will end up a mindless automaton, or worse, dead.

In a land where magic is their only hope, can a man of faith triumph?

Find out in Curse Breaker 2: Darkens the action-packed sequel to Curse Breaker: Enchanted. Christian Fantasy meets Dark Fantasy in this fast-paced narrative pitting Jerlo against monsters both inside his mind and outside it. God has never had such a flawed champion on his team. Fans of C.S. Lewis will enjoy Jerlo’s quest to safeguard the young man he wronged. Get Curse Breaker 2: Darkens today!

***Curse Breaker 2: Darkens can be read as a stand-alone book or as part of the Curse Breaker Series. Shh, don't tell the characters I told you that. We'll just keep that a secret, okay?


Purchase Links:
Amazon

  About the Author: 
Melinda Kucsera writes fantastic short stories, novels and books when not being kidnapped by dragons or chased by armies of fictional characters demanding that their stories be told. She leaves the running of her newsletter to a cast of loveable characters who are far better at engaging in magical mayhem than in effectively marketing the books they star in. They also run her website, https://melindakucsera.com Sign up here to experience their weekly shenanigans: http://www.mkucsera.com/welcomecharacters. Such is the exciting life of this author.

Blog Tour Sign-Up: Blackbird (The Children of Corvus #1) by L. E. Harrison

Blog Tour will run from October 22th - November 3th!

 There's a book description (for books 1 & 2), author bio, and excerpts.

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
(but preferably in the top 4!)

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35602782Blackbird (The Children of Corvus #1)
by L. E. Harrison
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Published: March 6, 2016

Summary from Goodreads:
BLACKBIRD is the first book in the compelling contemporary fantasy trilogy about a tribe of shapeshifters who dwell deep within the inhospitable forest of northern Maine USA, in an hidden dimension known as Blackwater Hills.

Protected by the Great Shield, the tribe lives united in their love and reverence for the god, Corvus. The god of beasts had once bestowed a sacred gift, the ability to transform into the divine entity known as Bestiae, upon the males of this tribe. But generations of inbreeding with ordinary humans has caused the gift to become diluted and corrupted. The power of transformation has not been completely eliminated, however. What remains, triggers a curse the Sacred Order calls the blood madness.Corvus's Sacred Law proclaims that in order to ensure the safety of the tribe and guarantee that the blood madness will not be passed on to future generations, any male found guilty of having the curse must be executed.

Michael Singleton and Alena Andrick must fight to overcome the curse of the Beast God, while trying to escape the death sentence imposed by the Sacred Order.

From the Back Cover:

There is a world that exists within the world we think we know. There are gods who stay hidden from all but their descendants. One such group has lived for centuries in an isolated region of the northern Maine forest. Their surroundings are wild and harsh, a reflection of their father and creator Corvus the Beast God.

Ten years after departing this world, Michael Singleton returns to the valley nestled along the Blackwater River. Michael suffers from a rare disease, the curse of his tribe. Because of this curse, Michael's soul will be damned to wander the Shadowlands, the domain of the Witch Goddess, for eternity.

To escape this fate, Michael must unlock the spell that opens the portal to Corvus's kingdom, the Otherworld. It is a secret known to only one man, the powerful Guardian of the Dead. Michael is convinced that if he can invoke the spell and travel through the portal, he will finally be rid of his painful, debilitating torment. He cannot believe his luck when he stumbles upon the key in the form of Alena Andrick.

Alena is the only child of the Guardian of the Dead. Her safe and predictable life studying to follow in her father's footsteps, is turned upside-down when she meets Michael at the Solstice celebration. Alena is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, charismatic stranger. But when Michael is arrested and accused of murdering the Captain of the Guard, Alena is forced to choose between obeying her instincts or the laws of her people.

 
 Purchase Links:


Merula (The Children of Corvus #2)
Coming October 2017
What if you were a shapeshifter, but didn’t know it?
What if the man who raised you had played a part in your father’s execution?
What if you discover that the people closest to you have been lying to you all your life?


On a cold October morning in Blackwater Hills, an alternate dimension hidden deep within the inhospitable forest of northern Maine, Samuel Singleton steps outside to do his morning chores. Halfway through the days’ tasks, he becomes distracted by a woman who materializes in the forest and calls out for help. Samuel rushes toward her, and is whisked through a portal into the domain of the witch goddess known as the Shadowlands.


On a cold October evening, Cadie Maxwell, a priestess newly sworn to the Sacred Order follows what she believes is the will of the gods, flees the only home she has ever known, and embarks on a quest to find the real truth about her tribe’s Sacred Law—a law that demands that any male cursed with shapeshifting powers must be executed.


With limited knowledge of the world beyond Blackwater Hills, Cadie arrives in a small town called Ashland. She takes a job at a local bar and grill where she hears Jonathan and Sarina Lance discussing their missing father, best-selling novelist J. Lance Sr..


Cadie, Jonathan, and Sarina join forces with an eager, up-and-coming reporter on a quest to rescue J. Lance Sr..


Cadie guides the outsiders through the Great Shield (a powerful force-field that that protects her homeland) but things do not progress the way any of them expect. Anxious to find her father, Sarina breaks off from the group. The others chase after her, but find Samuel—naked and disoriented— instead.


Cadie discovers that Samuel is cursed with the shapeshifting power, and to her dismay, the council of priests votes to put her in charge of Samuel’s execution. In order to save Samuel’s life and get her friends safely back to Ashland, Cadie must expose the corruption within the priesthood, forswear her holy vows, and uncover the real truth about her gods and her tribe.

MERULA is book two in the compelling contemporary fantasy trilogy about a tribe of shapeshifters who dwell deep within the inhospitable forest of northern Maine USA, in an hidden dimension known as Blackwater Hills.
  
About The Author:  
L.E. HarrisonL.E. Harrison is the author of the contemporary fantasy series, The Children Of Corvus. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and are featured in the compilation, “From the Uncollected Thoughts Of: L.E. Harrison.” She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she is hard at work on the next book in The Children Of Corvus Series.
Author Links:
Facebook
Twitter @LEHarrison1

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review Copies Available: When We Swing


 Author Kyla Ross is offering review copies of: When We Swing for interested bloggers. You have until August 15, but you have until the end of August if you can't review by release day. Bloggers will receive an ebook copy of the book and will have until the end of August to post their review(s) on Amazon and their blog. This is different from a blog tour as there will not be a set schedule, bloggers are required to review on their own time (before the end of the deadline). If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below. Please note that signing up will not guarantee you a review copy. Selected bloggers will be notified by email.

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When We Swing
by Kyla Ross
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Expected Date: August 15, 2017
Pages: 322

Summary from Goodreads: 
Friends have a way of breaking a person out of their comfort zone . . .

Mark has always felt like an outsider. Growing up, being bullied and teased, he doubted his life would ever get better. Then he meets his new college roommate, Blain Prazzel.

Blain is the opposite of Mark, popular and oozing a sex appeal women can’t resist. Mark would kill to live in Blain’s world and gets his chance when Blain invites him and their roommate, John Motley, to a party.

After college, they go into business together and quickly become an overnight success. But when they each find their mates; their friendship is put to the test.

Will these women interfere with their bond or will they find a new adventure awaits each of them? Where darkness and light sing their own forbidden melody of taboo? Where words, when spoken, have the power to change their lives forever?



Purchase Links:



Kyla Ross Kyla Ross is a horror, thriller, and dark fiction writer from Detroit, Michigan. She posts suspense and horror flash fiction on her blog at kyrobooks.com and is the author of a gruesome, suspenseful short story series titled A Trinity of Wicked Tales and an erotic thriller novel titled When We Swing—An Erotic Thriller. Kyla’s extreme horror novel, Hotel Holly, will be released fall 2017.

Author Links:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Blog Tour Sign-Up: Bridgetown High by Paul W. West


Blog Tour will run from October 9th - 13th!

 There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, guest posts, and interviews.
The book is open for review!

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
​(but preferably in the top 4!)

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Bridgetown HighBridgetown High
by
October 7th 2015
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Seventeen year old Mark Wilkerson has no memory of the fiery crash that killed his family on the Carquinez Bridge... Living with his grandmother and burdened with guilt, Mark vows to find the hit-and-run driver and take his revenge. The only detail he remembers is round taillights swerving in front of his family's car, and he's shocked when he notices the car of the high school's bully, Jeff Marino, has identical taillights-and a suspicious dent. Now he wants revenge more than ever... Jeff believes Mark is an anti-Vietnam War activist like his cousin Gary-and despises him for it. To make matters worse, when Jeff's girlfriend Genie Lombardi dumps him for Mark, it kicks Jeff's hatred for him to a dangerous new level. Lies and threats escalate, until drugs and a shocking death send Jeff over the edge, and his campaign to get Genie back any way he can turns violent. When Mark's memory begins to return, it leads to a terrifying confrontation. Will he finally prove the identity of the guilty driver? Or will he and Genie become one more tragedy associated with the Carquinez Bridge?

 
 
 Purchase Links:

 About the Author: 


Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a “Prune Picker,” though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.



The rustic San Francisco Bay Area countryside, the quaint small town he grew up in, and the colorful people who once lived there, have all teamed to fertilize his ever-churning mind with stories that are yearning to be told.



From his earliest days in high school, his English teachers saw some raw writing ability in him, both for fiction and non-fiction, and urged him to pursue his dream of being a writer. In college his creative writing professors also encouraged him to mold his ability into a talent.



After settling on a career as an environmental biologist, where he’s written numerous technical publications, the stories swarming through his mind kept crying to get out. So Paul began writing fiction, but only as a hobby at first. He has recently finished his first novel, Vengeance or Vindication. Paul intends to keep letting his stories out through future novels.


Paul is the originator and former moderator of a private critique known as “The Writer’s Pen,” a sub forum in the “Authors by Design” web site. In addition to his writing, he and his wife, enjoy spending time with their four children and twelve grandchildren, gardening, reading, traveling, and researching their family history.
 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Promo Blitz Sign-Up: Magician: Veiled Earth #1 by Aaron S Gallagher

Blitz will be on October 12th!

There's a book description, author bio, excerpts, guest posts, and interviews.
The book is open for review!

A DIY media packet and simple HTMLs for Blogger and Wordpress will be provided to everybody.

Posts must be up by 10am EST on your scheduled date and does NOT have to be the top post
​(but preferably in the top 4!)

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Magician: The Veiled Earth #1 by Aaron S. Gallagher
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: September 10, 2016


Summary from Goodreads:
Magic exists. Magic is real.

Magic is the most addictive drug that man has ever encountered.

Framed for the murder of her husband, Miranda Valdecourte knows she's innocent. She didn't murder Marcus, but someone else did, and they used magic. She knows not to bother trying to convince the police of what really happened. She knows she needs a magician. She knows she needs the best.

Valentien Dunne is that magician. He's powerful, willful, and he does not take kindly to people abusing what he sees as the single most important thing that exists. Dunne is also a junkie, addicted to magic.

Miranda has very little time to find him and convince him to help before her case is hopeless. If she can convince him. If she can find him.

Before it's too late for her.



 
 
 Purchase Links:

Aaron S Gallagher About the Author:
I started writing when I was seven or eight. I remembers playing with an old mechanical typewriter my mother owned. I never looked back. I love inventing worlds, creating characters, and bringing something into the world that wasn’t there before. I hope people like my work, but really, I write for myself, and always have.

​My first sale was to a now-defunct online magazine called Espionage. They paid me for a story I wrote, and almost published it, but the magazine went defunct before it could appear online. That hurt a lot. I never got to see my first sell out in the world.

Buoyed by my success, I wrote and submitted another story to Analog Science Fiction & Fact, who bought it. I had made a professional sale! My first two stories were paid for and people liked them! The validation of years worth of practice gave me the courage to send out more work--and I’ve collected more than fifty rejections.

Goes with the territory, they say. I’ve also made a few more sales. So, the beat goes on!

Author Links: