Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Into #Fantasy Tour: The Ragnarök Prophesies series by @A_K_Morgen


Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

Week 6: The Ragnarök Prophesies
Book One: Fade
Book Two: Fall


What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.

FADE is available from Curiosity Quills Press at Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo.


How do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

Those called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren't strong enough to stop it.

Arionna thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he always feared.

It's up to Arionna to stop him before it's too late, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward self destruction. This time, Arionna isn't sure she can save him from himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the people she loves?

You can read the official prologue to FALL here.

FALL – The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can add it to your TBR list on Goodreads here.


ABOUT A.K. MORGEN:
A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock with her husband, three dogs and two cats. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world someday. When she’s not working or writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.

You can learn more about Ayden at http://akmorgen.com or by following her on Twitter, Goodreads, or Facebook.



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Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOOK BLOGGERS - Sign up to participate in The December People Winter Celebration


From December 1st through 21st, I'd like to celebrate the darkest season along with the Vandergraffs. I'll be hosting daily giveaways at https://www.facebook.com/thedecemberpeopleseries and organizing a blog tour with reviews, giveaways, and guest posts. That's where you come in! I would greatly appreciate your help promoting Destruction and Watch Me Burn during the celebration.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Curse Merchant by @J_P_Sloan is available NOW!

I've been excited to read this one for a while! I hope to post a review soon. Check it out!



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 Online:


Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Tribute to Fall Wizards


At this moment, the sun is passing over the celestial equator, and we have a perfect balance between light and dark. Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

So today, I'd like to celebrate fall wizards. Unlike the more extreme solstice wizards, equinox wizards can wield power over both dark and light. Their magic may not have as much flash and bang, but they have much greater precision. For this reason, and because of their ability to have visions or at least good instincts about the future, fall wizards can actually be the most powerful...and most dangerous.

Although similar to spring wizards with their balance of darkness and light, fall wizards are much darker and more serious characters than spring wizards. Spring wizards look towards the light, and embody life, hope, and youth. Fall wizards are the opposite. They look toward the darkness.

Fall wizards are contemplative, even-tempered, rational, and diplomatic. They are excellent at preparing for the future. Like squirrels gathering nuts for the winter, they are constantly preparing for and expecting the worst. This can be a good thing and a bad thing--fall wizards are usually several steps ahead of other types of wizards, but can also suffer from anxiety and preoccupation about the future that keeps them from enjoying the present in the way that their spring counterparts can.

Fall is the gateway to darkness, so fall wizards are often pre-occupied with winter wizards in one way or another, and pay less attention to the warmer wizards in "the past." Patrick Vandergraff, the most notable...and nearly the only...fall wizard in The December People Series, is surrounded by wizards of other seasons, and knows almost no other fall wizards...at least in the first three books. :) 

This loneliness may make it seem like fall wizards are solitary creatures, but that isn't really true. Fall wizards are the least common variety of wizard, perhaps simply because their excellent planning skills translate into proper use of birth control. ;) In any case, you are less likely to find them in large families of other fall wizards, but sprinkled throughout the other seasons.

Although this can make them seem like the odd one out, fall wizards thrive among other wizards. No one harvests a crop on their own. Fall is a time to gather with others and work together toward a common goal. Fall wizards can get along well with all types of other wizards, and they can also understand and appreciate the strengths of others, rarely prone to blind discrimination as other wizards sometimes are. Because of this, they are fantastic leaders. They can use and channel the powers of others into a greater goal.

So happy fall to you! Visit https://www.facebook.com/authorsharonbayliss to win a pumpkin spice latte and https://www.facebook.com/thedecemberpeopleseries to celebrate all the best things about fall.




Fall Into #Fantasy Tour: The Curse Merchant by @J_P_Sloan


Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

Week 5: The Dark Choir Series
Book One: The Curse Merchant
By J.P. Sloan

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.

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ABOUT J.P. SLOAN

J.P. Sloan is a speculative fiction author, primarily of urban fantasy, horror and several shades between. His writing explores the strangeness in that which is familiar, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, or only hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed. 

A Louisiana native, Sloan relocated to the vineyards and cow pastures of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina, where he lives with his wife and son. During the day he commutes to the city of Baltimore, a setting which inspires much of his writing.

In his spare time, Sloan enjoys wine-making and homebrewing, and is a National-ranked beer judge.

Find J.P. Online:
J.P. Sloan's Fistful of Fiction  Facebook  Twitter  Tumblr


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cover Reveal for Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

How far into the hollow would you go?


After losing her parents in a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria escapes New York City to Arnn—a farming town with more legends than residents, and a history of witchcraft and secrets best left buried.

Everyone in Arnn knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope when she should be afraid, and a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?


ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW is Jordan Elizabeth’s first novel. This young adult fantasy will be published through Curiosity Quills Press on October 29, 2014.

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can’t get enough of the woods, be it splashing through a stream, sitting beneath an ancient oak, or following a path up a hill. Some of those adventures have led to abandoned foundations. Exploring the rocks and crumbling bricks sparked Jordan to imagine who might have lived there before, and that train of thought carried her to a wicked legend and an enchanted hollow. You can contact Jordan via her website, JordanElizabethMierek.com.



You don’t have to wait for October 29th to explore Witchwood Hollow. Jordan Elizabeth is offering up a free eArc. To enter for your chance to win a copy of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, you will need to share the cover. This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it. It will give you more chances to win. The drawing for the winner will be held on October 20th.

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