Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Into Fantasy Tour


It's August, and that means Fall is upon us! To celebrate the cooler weather and keep your mind off any back to school blues, we've put together the Fall Into Fantasy Tour. This tour celebrates the wonderful fantasy books that you can dive into--right now!

But what's a tour unless we are giving away free stuff? That's right! Each week, we will be giving away some awesome prizes from the author being featured. And to wrap things up at the end of the promotion in December, we're going to have a huge Facebook party all weekend long featuring these authors and more!

Want to get an idea of what is ahead? Check out the calendar below!

August 25th: The Darkness & Light series by K.L. Schwengel
  


September 1st: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser



September 8th: The Undead: Playing for Keeps by Elsie Elmore 




September 15th: Shadows of Serenity by Marsha A. Moore
 


September 22nd: The Curse Merchant by JP Sloan
 


September 29th: The Ragnarok Prophecies by Ayden K. Morgan
   


October 6th: The Daath Chronicles by Eliza Tilton
 


October 13th: The Heirs of War series by Mara Valderran
 



October 20th: Salvation by James Wymore




October 27th: Strings by G. Miki Hayden

 



November 3rd: The Shadow Series by Anna Hub
 


November 10th: Between by Lisa Swallow



November 17th: Darkness Watching by Emma Adams

 


November 24th: Bound by Kate Sparkes
 


December 1st: The December People series by Sharon Bayliss
 


December 8th: The Disciple series by L. Blankenship



December 15th: Evensong by Krista Walsh
 


Don't forget to join us at the Facebook party here! And be sure to check out these awesome blogs that will be hosting the tour for us:


Bilbo's Book Ends
Katie's Stories
Book Crazy Gals
CoffeyAndBooks
Read Me
Kelly P's Blog
SW Fairbrother

Want to get involved with the Fall Into Fantasy promotional tour? 

  • If you are interested in joining up as a blogger, you can always sign up here. We are happy to welcome more bloggers into the fold. 
  • If you are an author or blogger and want to sign up to help with the party, please fill out this form.
  • If you are an author that wanted to take part, be sure to add Mara on Twitter or Facebook to hear about other promotions you can get involved with.

Monday, August 4, 2014

#CoverReveal for The Curse Merchant by @J_P_Sloan




The Curse Merchant, by J.P. Sloan

Genre: urban-fantasy

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Re-Release­­: September 15th, 2014

Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts (http://www.conzpiracy.co.uk/)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22621765-the-curse-merchant?from_search=true

Description:

Dorian Lake spent years cornering the Baltimore hex-crafting market, using his skills at the hermetic arts to exact karmic justice for those whom the system has failed. He keeps his magic clean and free of soul-corrupting Netherwork, thus avoiding both the karmic blow-back of his practice and the notice of the Presidium, a powerful cabal of practitioners that polices the esoteric arts in America. However, when an unscrupulous Netherworker interferes with both his business and his personal life, Dorian's disarming charisma and hermetic savvy may not be enough to keep his soul out of jeopardy.

His rival, a soul monger named Neil Osterhaus, wouldn't be such a problem were it not for Carmen, Dorian's captivating ex-lover. After two years' absence Carmen arrives at Dorian’s doorstep with a problem: she sold her soul to Osterhaus, and has only two weeks to buy it back. Hoping to win back Carmen's affections, Dorian must find a replacement soul without tainting his own. As Dorian descends into the shadows of Baltimore’s underworld, he must decide how low he is willing to stoop in order to save Carmen from eternal damnation... with the Presidium watching, waiting for him to cross the line.


About The Author:

I am a storyteller, eager to transport the reader to strange yet familiar worlds. My writing is dark, fantastical, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, and other times hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed. I write science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, and several shades in between.

I am a husband and a father, living in the “wine country” of central Maryland. I’m surrounded by grapevines and cows. During the day I commute to Baltimore, and somehow manage to escape each afternoon with only minor scrapes and bruises. I am also a homebrewer and a certified beer judge. My avocations dovetail nicely!

Find J.P. Sloan


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cover Reveal - The Undead: Playing For Keeps

This one looks cool! I'm going to be stalking Elsie to get an ARC.


The Undead: Playing for Keeps, by Elsie Elmore

Genre: Young-adult, Paranormal

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2014

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson (http://gothicfate.com/)


Description:

When an undead woman with serious de-comp issues stalks sixteen-year-old Lyla Grimm, her hope of rescuing her rock-bottom reputation takes a back seat. Especially once Lyla’s new talent of resurrecting the dead draws the attention of Eric, a Grim Reaper with a guitar and a chip on his shoulder.

While Lyla navigates the gossip-ridden halls, Eric works to gain her trust and discover why Death’s clients aren’t staying down. If she passes on her gift, his death-messenger destiny might be altered. But the closer he gets to Lyla, the less sure he is of his plan. The dead are way easier to deal with than the living.

Gossip explodes, the Grimm family implodes, and desperation sets in. Death wants the gift and a soul. Lyla and Eric face hard choices with hidden consequences. Sometimes life’s choices aren’t really choices at all.



About The Author:

Elsie Elmore lives in North Carolina with her husband and two kids.

With a science education degree from NCSU, she never imagined she would someday write stories that challenge the laws of nature. She loves the color red, has an appreciation for chocolate and coffee that borders on obsession, and wishes fall temperatures would linger year round.

Elsie is a member of several writing organizations: RWA, SCBWI, and WSW.  The Undead : Playing for Keeps is her debut novel.

Find Elsie Elmore Online:

Website (http://elsieelmore.com/) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/elsieelmorewriter) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/ElsieWriter) | Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8213277.Elsie_Elmore)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wrecked by Texas Author Anne Conley

Anne Conley is one of the authors that will be with me at the Houston Indie Author Mashup! Check out Wrecked:

Wrecked

BOOK INFORMATION TITLE – Wrecked SERIES – Stories of Serendipity AUTHOR – Anne Conley GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – June 10th LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 226 pages/71K words PUBLISHER – Anne Conley COVER ARTIST – Vanessa Booke

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BOOK SYNOPSIS 

Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.

One moment of distraction, and Renae causes Jason to wreck his motorcycle, setting into motion a love affair that could be her undoing.

She has big plans for her empty nest, but one night of passion changes everything. He's perfect. Too perfect, but her own stupidity entwines their lives together forever. What if she finds out he's gassy, doesn’t like kittens, has a terminal illness, or…hates babies?

Jason is just visiting his dad in Serendipity, not staying. But his plans change when things with his dad are worse than he thought. Renae is a pleasant distraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more she becomes another reason to stay.

When their lives entwine, they both have choices to make, hurts to get over, and ideals to let go of. Is it possible for them to do it, in order to get their happily ever after? Or will things be wrecked?

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EXCERPT

She started out watching the movie on the opposite end of the couch, but pretty soon she found herself flush against him, needing to feel human contact. They shared her blanket, but it wasn’t a sexual thing. It was comforting to feel his warmth pressed against her body. To her delight, he jumped when she did, but when she looked at his face to see if he looked scared, he showed very little emotion. Only his eyes held the fear that she knew her entire face was projecting. At some point, one of his arms crawled around her shoulders and he pulled her close to him. At another point, she reached for his other hand, holding it to her chest and squeezing it when she closed her eyes against the soggy girl in the movie. His warmth and comfort was something she had never experienced, though had often wished for. She tried not to dwell on that thought too much. In Renae’s experience, dwelling on the positive was inevitably a mistake. It always set her up for a let-down. After it was over, Jason let out a pent up breath. “I forgot how freaky that damn movie was.” “Not me, I remembered. I won’t be sleeping tonight.” She laughed nervously and unfolded herself from the ball she’d curled up into on the couch, standing and stretching. Jason stood too. “I guess I should go. As much as I would like to stay… I don’t think you want a repeat performance.” He sounded hurt, and she wanted to reassure him. He’d been so agreeable all night, and they’d gotten along so well. Renae touched his arm. “It’s not that I don’t want that, Jason, I do. As long as we’re talking about that amazing night we shared.” She watched as he nodded. “But I was really drunk that night, and I want a real relationship with you. Not like a marriage or anything, but I don’t want something based on great sex. Does that make sense?” He nodded soberly, waited a beat, then his face cracked into that grin that made Renae willing to do anything. “Great, huh?” She laughed. “Stud-muffin caliber sex.” He stilled, a perplexed expression on his face. “I don’t know what that means.” She answered with a shrug, secretly amused by his confusion. “But sex in the future is still on the table, right?” Renae nodded. “Yes, I think so.” It was something she’d considered, repeatedly. Especially at night when she was supposed to be sleeping. “Good.” He lowered his head to hers and kissed her. It was such a sweet and tender kiss, considering they’d just been talking about how great the sex between them was, that Renae was caught off guard. She’d been preparing for a conquering kiss of triumph, since she’d just agreed they might have sex someday. But this kiss was a consuming kiss, his warm lips softly nibbled on her lips and when she opened, he slowly swept his tongue inside, softly overwhelming her senses, until yet again she was a trembling mass of nerves. He seemed to sense it, and his hand came to her lower back where he supported her. He didn’t pull her closer, or press himself against her, he just held her, kissing her softly. When his other hand reached for her face, she couldn’t stop herself from melting into him. Her own hands tugged on his hair, adjusting the position of his face so she could deepen the kiss. As much as she loved the tender kiss, Renae wanted more. She whimpered into his mouth as she pulled his hair, and something seemed to snap inside Jason. He hauled her against his body and a primal sound came from the back of his throat. He trailed kisses across her cheek and down her neck, whispering about her smell and the things she did to him. “No control around you… so fucking perfect… want more.” She pulled his head back up to her face to keep kissing him and wrapped one arm around his neck while her other hand snaked down his chest. She felt like a volcano had erupted inside her and her veins were filling with molten lava. The only thing to quench it was Jason.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing two romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES 2 kindle copies of Wrecked 3 autographed postcards from Anne Conley 1 kindle copy of Boy in The Band by NJ Frost 1 kindle ebook up to $2.99 1 kindle copy of Arora Love’s Under My Skin – Complete Serial (or something else up to $2.99) 1 Kindle copy of Bound to You, Part One, by Vanessa Booke

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Indie Author Community Comes Together To Support One of Their Own

We all know how fragile life is, especially when faced with a life threatening illness. Stephenie Thomas is a 37 year old mother of 3 boys, wife, friend, reader, and a HUGE indie blogger and lover! Stephenie has done so much for the indie author/reading community, and now it's time for us to help her. She is fighting an aggressive form of cancer called glioblastoma that will accrue mounds of medical bills. The indie community has come together in hopes of helping relieve some of the financial stress, so that Stephenie and her family can concentrate on her fight. Let's help Stephenie kick this cancer's butt!


 

Tons of authors have come together to create an epic double set of anthologies with proceeds to support Stephenie!
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VOLUME 1 - RELEASE DATE: JULY 14TH, 2014

1. What Happens Tomorrow - Elle Michaels 
2. Insipid -- Christine Brae
3. Bouquet Toss -- Melissa Brown
4. Can't Go Home -- Angelisa Stone
5. Point of Submission by Remy Landon
6. Breakaway by Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith
7. A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae
8. Discovering Lucy - Laura Dunaway
9. Something's Come Up - Andrea Randall and Michelle Pace
10. By A Thread - RL Griffin
11. Honest Love - CM Hutton
12. Serendipity - Stacey Bentley
13. Haven from the Storm - Sarah Dosher
14. Damaged - Nina D'Angelo
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VOLUME 2 - RELEASE DATE: JULY 21ST, 2014

1. Always There - Carol Ann Albright-Eastman
2. Republic - Charles Sheehan-Miles
3. Seeds of Hate - Melissa Perea
4. In The Fields - Willow Aster
5. Bar Crawl - Andrea Randall
6. Totaled - Stacey Grice
7. Running from Forever - Ashley Wilcox
8. Crossing Paths - Melanie Stinnet
9. Going Home - Rhonda Dennis
10. Never Goodbye - Kerri Williams
11. Without Boundaries - CJ Azavedo
12. Binds - Rebecca Espinoza
13. The Forgotten Ones - Laura Howard