Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Tour: Unrequited by Emily Shaffer @emilyashaffer @swoonromance @NereydaG1003 #Giveaway




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Unrequited
by Emily Shaffer
Release Date: 09/23/14
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:

In the town of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers... but there is only one vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final element, love.

Ashton Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?

Will has never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is far from reality...but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?



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Whether writing stories to entertain her younger siblings, or typing up an essay for a class, Emily Shaffer has been a writer for as long as she can remember. Her stories may have changed from talking cartoon frogs to angsty young adults, but her goal to write a compelling story remains the same. When not writing, she lives in Nashville and enjoys all the music, food, and excitement that city has to offer. Her first novel, the well-received chick-lit title That Time of the Month was self-published on Amazon in 2012. Her latest novel, as the others before, are fueled by diet soda and pie.



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Review of Call Me Cat (Call Me Cat Trilogy #1) By Karpov Kinrade @KarpovKinrade




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Call Me Cat
Call Me Cat Trilogy #1
By Karpov Kinrade
Published February 17th 2014 by Daring Books

Blurb:

"Make me forget about everything except you."

Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn't date and never gets into trouble.

But when a run of bad luck threatens to destroy everything she's worked for, she's forced to become Cat, phone sex goddess who fulfills the fantasies of her clients night after night.

When she meets Ashton Davenport the Third, bad boy biker billionaire, she knows to stay away. But when he calls her alter ego, Cat, she has no choice but to fall for the sexy stranger.

Now her life is spiraling out of control as she struggles to keep her two identities separate, but there's one person who knows her secret.

And he'll stop at nothing to destroy her, just like he destroyed her parents.

Threatened at every turn, her life crumbling around her, Catelyn must decide who she can trust, because the wrong choice could end her life.

Contains mature content.



Excerpt:

One ad caught my eye, and I pulled it off and read. Do you have a nice voice? Want to double or triple your income and work from home? Call us and leave a message. If we like what we hear, we'll call you back.

If I could double or triple my income, I could actually survive the rest of the year. I dialed the number to the telemarketing job and left a message in my most professional voice and hung up, heart racing.

With a renewed hope for the future, and not a small amount of daydreaming about Mr. Mystery Man, I headed home, completely forgetting for the first time in years what day it was.

It wasn't until I checked the mail that I remembered.

With trembling hands I opened the card, always on the same embossed cream stationary. Always typed in Helvetica twelve-point font. Always postmarked from a different city in the country.

And always with the same message. Another year and still alone. One is such a lonely number.

I dropped the card and stood there shaking, trying to breathe. I called Brig but got her voicemail. "He found me again. The man who killed my parents. He found me."



My Review:

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Catelyn Travis has been through a lot in her short lifetime. Seven years ago when she was fifteen years old her parents were murdered right before her eyes, and ever since she has lived in fear not to mention the fact that her parent's murderer has never been found. He is supposedly still running around out there somewhere living a happy and care free life of murder and mayhem unlike Catelyn.

Catelyn is a law student who has had hard time trying to put herself through college while working and paying rent and bills. The majority of college students usually have the support of their families and not just with help paying her tuition but they have morale support at the least but not Catelyn. She is lucky that she has a best friend that tries her best to cheer her up and to help her out with other things as well when Catelyn will let her. But Catelyn is a very independent person and doesn't ask anybody for anything. Her life is her problem and she is going to be the one take care of it.

When the new semester starts Catelyn finds herself in a little predicament her tuition has gone up but her grant has gone down. Catelyn is worried about how she is going to pay her tuition and pay her bills too. Things start looking up for her when she checks out the schools bulletin board and finds an ad for a job. She is to call and leave a message in her best professional voice and if they like what they hear then they will call her back so she does. She is kind of surprised when her call is returned but she is more surprised about the kind of job it is. But after thinking about it she decides to take the job as she doesn't have a whole lot of choices to choose from. She has to pay bills and her tuition somehow. She accepts the job and becomes "Cat" a phone sex operator. At first she has a little trouble talking about sex with men on the phone and full filling their sexual fantasies but it doesn't take her long to ease into it and push her feelings about it to the back of her mind so that she can do what she has to do to survive.

Catelyn meets bad boy Ashton Davenport the Third self-made billionaire. Catelyn is attracted to him right from the beginning but she tries to stay away from him. She probably thinks if she did date him that when he found out that she wasn't rich and/or that she was a phone sex operator that he won't want to be with her anymore and she had been through enough hurt over the last seven years. But when Ash calls "Cat" and starts talking mostly about himself instead of full filling any of his sexually fantasies Catelyn can't help but to fall in love with. She knows that if she is going to have any kind of relationship with him she is going to have to tell him the truth about who she is and what she does to make money. But she is afraid that if she does then she will lose him. Her being a phone sex operator is not the only reason she is afraid to date him. She doesn't want to saddle him with all of her problems it wouldn't be fair to him. Besides if she tells him or starts dating him she will probably put his life in danger as well.

Call Me Cat is full of twist and turns and a lot of mystery and suspense among other things of course. It will grab a hold of your heart strings and pull you in right from the start where you feel as if you are ghost following Catelyn around seeing and feeling everything she does. Karpov Kinrade make an amazing twosome and have written quite a few fabulous novels that will set the seat of your pants on fire that will keep coming back for more. If you have not read any of this awesome duo's books then you need to grab a copy today. If you are 18+ then grab yourself a copy of Call Me Cat. If you are not 18+ they have something for you as well. So go check out the awesome writing team of Karpov Kinrade.



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Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of bestselling, award-winning authors Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov.

Together, they write fantasy, paranormal, mystery, contemporary and romance and hook readers into new and exciting worlds that will leave you laughing your ass off, crying your heart out and falling in love.

Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Kiss Me series, Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy and more coming soon.

They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.

Become a member of the Street Team for Karpov Kinrade.

Book Blitz: Black Atonement by Sasha Hibbs @SashaHibbs @NereydaG1003 #giveaway





Black Atonement
Release Date: 09/26/14
Evernight Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
The burden of Dave's girlfriend's death pushes Brandi, the Seraph of Love, to abduct David Howels hoping she can protect Dave from his murderous father, Ragnar, and also atone for all her sins. Leaving a trail of broken hearts, will Brandi be able to show Dave that all in life is not lost in death? Twists and turns abound as Brandi discovers her own shocking revelation: That Dave has been her soul mate all along.

Separating Dave and herself from their allies on the threshold of the apocalypse, Brandi turns to an old friend for help-a witch-to aid her in her quest to prepare Dave to face his worst fears and her own. Filled with curses, secrets that threaten to destroy everything, Brandi must find forgiveness from within before she can find love with a boy she's forced to hate her. In the past, healing a broken heart would've been easy, but now faced with the task of healing Dave's broken heart while not exposing her own, Brandi learns why love is truly the greatest gift of all.

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Excerpt:
"Tell me!" Dave shouted, hitting the invisible wall again, his face growing red with anger. "You said your soul mate belonged to another. We danced. We kissed. You saved me…."

"Yes," Brandi said in a breathy whisper.

"Abraham told me to remember, told me I would know the exact moment," Dave said, lowering his voice. "He gave me the counter spell for a spell I hadn't even known was cast. It all makes sense now."

"Dave, please," Brandi said, tears streaming down her face in silver lines. "Please don't try to understand."

"Why would you save me? Why would you take me away after Ragnar killed Lucy? Why would you string me along like a damn sidekick when you've never liked me? Never had any intentions of letting me go into the Void to claim my revenge?" Dave looked at her, his gaze heated. "I've asked myself all these questions, trying to form answers for something that never made any sense. And then to remember memories that were taken from me…of us, together. I get it now. I understand. I want you to tell me, Brandi. I want to hear you say something I already know."

"I can't," Brandi said, her lips quivering, the pain in her chest tight. She couldn't voice it, put a name to it. She couldn't bear to see the comprehension on Dave's face and to think he might be sickened by the truth, by her lies, by her deception.

"You didn't know either, did you?" Dave said.

Brandi simply shook her head.

"Answer me!" Dave said.

"No," Brandi said as a sob escaped her.

Dave laughed, his voice becoming unhinged.

"Edgar was never your soul mate," Dave said. "Was he?"

"No," Brandi said.

Dave nodded slowly as though taking it all in stride, still processing what Brandi knew but he was just beginning to understand.

"I am," Dave said. "I'm your soul mate, aren't I?"

"Yes," Brandi answered, the secret she harbored from Dave now shared between the two of them.

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About the Author
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs' favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.  

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband's rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn't long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.  

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel in The Vulcan Legacies series.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Tour: Soul Searching By Jamie-Jo Brenner @jamiejobrenner @VBTCafe #Giveaway




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I'm a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. I have been on mission trips, one to Haiti and the other to a Native American Reservation/Camp in Oklahoma. I loved both experiences.

I am in the Army Reserves. And I volunteer at Camp Sunshine each August. I also work in Security for Farmer's Insurance. And I was a victim's advocate for the YWCA.

My passion is writing and I love to read. I wrote a books, A Place for Me, and most recently, Soul Searching.

When I was 19, I made an independent film (wrote, directed and starred in it) called, Weight of the World. I wrote A Place for Me when I was 20. Published it at 21. When I was 22, my cousins and I made a indie movie out of it.

Now at 32, I wrote another book. Soul Searching.



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I also have a facebook page for me, Jamie-Jo Brenner as well as Soul Searching novel page.




Book Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Self-Published through CreateSpace on Amazon
Release Date: July 16, 2014
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Brent Harper is the perfect guy. He's Max's hero--the boy she's had a crush on since the school year began. But when Brent goes missing, Max must face the truth that she really doesn't know him at all. In order to find him, she will first need to learn everything she can about him.

After Brent wakes up without any memories, his only choice is to trust the first person he sees. Alison, the girl who finds him, promises to help him remember. But what if he doesn't want to remember? When his memories start to return, Brent is confronted with the hardest decision of his life.

How do you choose between who you thought you were and who you want to be?



Excerpt:


Prologue
Brent

There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.
-Seneca

Images of the fight flooded my mind. I'd considered Lucas and Mark my friends, but I wasn't so sure anymore. I stopped them from picking on my best friend, Max, and the next thing I knew I was shoved against a locker. The cold metal rattled loudly when my body slammed into it. My head throbbed in pain at the contact.


"Stay out of it for once," Lucas growled.


"Maybe it's time you learned your place," Mark spat at me as his fist knocked the wind out of my lungs.


Lucas's knee connected with my ribs, and I winced in pain. They alternated between knees to stomach, and punches to my face. I fell to a clump on the ground. I knew I should've defended myself, but I made a promise to someone--a promise that I swore I'd keep. I took the beating without complaint, because I knew I deserved it. I always deserved it.


Between kicks, I heard Mark say, "Dude, fight back."


It sounded like a plea. But I lost consciousness before I figured out the significance of it. It'd been hours since that fight, but even now my ribs hurt and my face ached. Even with all the blood washed away, I bore evidence of the fight, and had feared going home.


I wandered the streets and watched the sky darken around me as I prayed for answers that never came. If they had come, I wouldn't have done something that I already regretted. I made my choice. And even if I didn't remember this in the morning, the truth of it weighed heavily on my mind tonight. My demons always found a way to haunt me. Somehow, I knew they'd follow me this time as well. I just wished I hadn't chosen to start this journey alone.


I reached my destination, and had I taken one last look at the sky. I found my favorite constellations, and recalled all the times I'd admired this same sky. I always felt at home among the stars--they were the only good thing about the darkness. Their presence harkened the depths of imagination. They were ageless as they gazed back at us. We were mere fragments in the lifetime of a star. I longed for that kind of immortality. Even now, I yearned to exist.


I collapsed onto the grass, and fought off sleep for as long as I could. I was terrified of tomorrow. Exhausted, I dispelled one last breath of hot air, and I resigned myself to my fate. Things were finally going to change, I'd seen to that. I couldn't run forever. And with that thought in mind, I had closed my eyes, and allowed the spell to take me.



Author Interview:


What inspired you to write Soul Searching?


The idea that no one really knows everything about anyone always intrigued me. We can be empathetic and kind to those around us, but we can't really understand what they've gone through. I didn't do anything with the idea until I had a dream about losing my soul. Anyway, when I woke up I was inspired to write a character study about learning to find yourself as well as learning to let others really see all of you.


When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?


First I wanted to be a professional baseball player. But when I was around 10, I watched Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. For years I wanted to be Lois Lane. A world-class reporter. Now, I just want to write novels.


What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?


My mom always read to me when I was little and I remember that being really important to me. But the first book I remember really enjoying was Bridge to Terabithia (I read it in grade school).


What genre of books do you enjoy reading?


I enjoy thrillers like Grisham and Patterson, and some fantasy, but I love Young Adult novels.


What is your favorite book?


Currently, my favorite book is 13 Reasons Why by Jay Ashur.


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?


I honestly don't know if I have a favorite author. I love authors who write strong women characters. And my favorite series is the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I loved how he wrote the women characters. His character Nicci remains my favorite character in literature. I love complexity. But Ayn Rand is among my favorite authors as well.


If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?


I'd like to go to Rome or Greece back at the height of their civilization. I love history and that time period. Women had power back then. At least among the Romans and Greeks. I would love to be part of that. Paving the way and being someone that people spoke about along the lines of Cleopatra and Theodora. If not then, I would love to live in the early 1900's. I think I would have been a part of the Women's Suffrage movement. To be among the first women to vote is something I think would be amazing.


When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?


I don't usually start writing until I have a story pretty much mapped out. I have notebooks dedicated to character development, motivations and stuff like that. I have timelines or plots outlined before I even open a word document. So by the time I start writing, I just do it. That part has never been difficult for me.


Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?


I have a dog. An Australian Shepard named, Rosin.


What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?


Rueben sandwiches, pea soup and anything chocolate. But not all at once.


Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?


Write. There are so many platforms where you can share your writing. But you can write for yourself, you don't have to share everything. I started out writing poems for family and friends. And as clichéd as it sounds: read. Reading the work of people who inspire you is the best way to develop the kind of writing style that works for you.


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Schedule

August 24 - October 13


August 24 - Introduction at VBT Café Blog

August 26 - Guest Blogging at Coffee, Books & Art

August 28 - Spotlight at Cherry Mischievous

September 2 - Reviewed at Give Me The Books

September 4 - 6 Besties at BK Walker Books

September 8 - Guest Blogging at Bikers With Books

September 10 - Spotlight at Mom With A Kindle

September 12 - 5 Things I Know For Sure & Favorite

Recipe at 


CAT Magazine

September 15 - Reviewed at AG LANG Writes

September 17 - Interviewed at Ghost Rider Book

Promotions

September 19 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.

September 22 - Guest Blogging at Black Coffee, Brown

Cow

September 24 - Reviewed at Debbie Jeans

September 26 - Review & Interview at Deal Sharing Aunt


September 29 - Review & Guest Blog at




October 1 - Interviewed at The Avid Reader

October 3 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner

October 6 - Author 2 Author Marketing at BookIt BK

October 8 - Interviewed at Yah Did Marketing Radio at

6:30pm EST

October 10 - Interviewed at Immortality & Beyond

October 13 - Reviewed at BK Walker Books






Release Bash: Brew & Boil (Salem's Revenge Book 1 & 2) by David Estes @davidestesbooks #Giveaway




Salem's Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett's sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world. Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.
But Rhett isn't just a witch hunter; He has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from. And discovering the truth about himself is the human race's only hope.
Revenge. That's all that's left for witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him - killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future - leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake. When Rhett and Laney are suddenly thrust in different directions, Rhett must decide who to trust and who to kill. Backed by his trusty canine sidekick Hex, Rhett will embark on his deadliest mission yet, one that will lead him directly toward those who want him dead, pushing his unique resistance to magic to the edge and back again as he tries to remove his father's curse. Separated from Rhett, Laney seeks to understand the strange changes to her sister, Trish, who's believed to be the last living Clairvoyant, and what role she's destined to play in the future of humankind. Wrapped around everything are four major groups: the Necromancers, the Changelings, the witch hunters, and New America, the remnants of humanity. When the major forces are brought together for an epic battle, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.
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Cover Reveal: Frequent Flyers By @beth_bolden @TheAngellawson @TM_Franklin @kiraagold @Bev_Elle @AWeaverWrites #Giveaway




Cover Reveal for Frequent Flyers,

a Romantic Short Story Collection

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Coming November 1, 2014!

Summary

Romance flies the friendly skies in this diverse collection of short stories from a talented group of best-selling and up-and-coming authors.

There's something for everyone in this mile-high compilation - from a love story born in a blizzard to a steamy encounter spawned by a series of crazy events. For supernatural fiction fans, how about the tale of an airport that's also a portal to another world… or a scheduled flight that takes a detour into an alternate reality?

From an unexpected trip that reignites a twenty year old flame, to a quirky liaison between a ticketing agent and an adorable doctor, Frequent Flyers takes you on a journey that will touch your heart and leave you flying high!

Eye of the Storm by Beth Bolden - Commercial pilot Captain Grant Montgomery III lives for the rules; flight attendant Tess O'Brien loves to break them. The storm brewing between them might be even wilder than the record-breaking blizzard outside.

Forced Landing by Angel Lawson - Nadya discovers her tiny hometown airport is the portal to a world she never knew existed, one with an ancient history buried deep within her bloodline.

Unscheduled Departure by T.M. Franklin - Rowan Elliott is devastated when her boyfriend, Finn, tells her he's moving across the country to take over the family business, and thrilled when he changes his mind at the last minute and gets off the plane. But then things get . . . weird. And Ro's left wondering if her boyfriend's really who she thinks he is.

A Midsummer Flight's Dream by Kira A. Gold - Twenty years ago, he promised to catch her if she fell. Contains young lust, old books, and wild strawberries.

Fly Me To The Moon by Bev Elle - Ticketing agent Jessamy Taylor has been in a dating slump that was exacerbated when she moved her sickly mother in. Truth is, she's never gotten over the quirky Dr. Griffin Sanderson whose OCD drives her crazy, despite his excellent bedside manner.

The Friendly Skies by Amanda Weaver - An unruly drunk, a misbehaving volcano and a re-routed flight lead to one steamy night for two strangers who meet on a plane.

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About the Authors

Beth BoldenBeth Bolden lives in Portland,Oregon with one cat and one fiance. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn't have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. After graduating from university with a degree in English, Beth unsurprisingly had no idea what to do with her life, and spent the next few years working for a medical equipment supplier, a technology company, and an accounting firm. Now Beth runs her own business as a Girl Friday for small business owners, assisting them with administration, bookkeeping and their general sanity.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn't a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. Her first novel, The Lucky Charm, was published in May 2014 and its sequel, Getting Lucky will be available December 1, 2014.

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Angel Lawson

Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of five books, including the Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin's Murder with Kira Gold.

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T.M. FranklinT.M. Franklin started out her career writing nonfiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born out of a challenge to write a novel in thirty days issued during National Novel Writing month. MORE was well received, selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, and won the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Awards.

In addition to MORE and its sequels, The Guardians and TWELVE, Franklin has penned the Amazon best-selling short stories, Window and A Piece of Cake. Her Amazon best-selling YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin's first love story without traditionally recognized paranormal or fantasy elements. Although . . . T. M. is the first to argue that love is the best kind of magic.

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Kira Gold

Kira A. Gold is a textile artist living in Lexington, Kentucky. She has four accidental cats and an intentional collection of vintage marionettes. After midnight, she writes strange things in a blue bathrobe.

Her first book, ODIN'S MURDER, with Angel Lawson, is a New Adult paranormal twist on Norse mythology. Her solo debut, THE SCENT OF FLAMES, is a Young Adult take on Hamlet, set in Vermont. Look for her next play on Shakespeare, a seductive and speculative MacBeth, early next year.

Like her author page here: https://www.facebook.com/kiraagoldauthor for book info and odd thoughts or follow her inappropriate insanity on twitter: @kiraagold
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Bev ElleBev Elle is the author of sweet and spicy contemporary romance, women's fiction and historical paranormal romance. A love of books--many already written, and those she harbors in her very active imagination. Writing is a passion she's had for many years, but was unable to act upon. Bev Elle is the mother of three human children and two canines. She is also the lover of one husband. When Bev isn't writing in her spare time after work, she is thinking of doing so.

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Amanda Weaver

Like many writers, Amanda Weaver spent her childhood telling stories. College steered her in a different direction and into a successful career as a designer. Several years ago, she picked up writing again as a hobby, to blow off some creative steam. One thing led to another, National Novel Writing Month happened, and here we are.

Amanda Weaver grew up in Florida and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter and two crazy cats.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Ensuing Darkness (The Dark Chronicles: Book 1) by Sabrina Giles @sabrinabgiles @MkgConnections #Giveaway




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Ensuing Darkness
The Dark Chronicles: Book 1
by Sabrina Giles

Blurb:

Kota's hometown is harboring more secrets than she ever imagined.

Hunting, partying, and hanging with the guys has made up the most of her frustratingly simple life, and she's looking hard for something else. Something new. Unfortunately for her, she gets her wish senior year when a family of dancers comes Waltzing into her life.

Unbeknownst to Kota however, the Peters are hiding dark secrets and a dark past that's still chasing them. Their dangerous mission needs to go perfectly, but when the twins get mixed up in a taboo romance with Kota and her best friend Sue, things get nasty for everyone.

Driven by her inexhaustible curiosity and the disturbing effect the Peters have on her, Kota starts pushing her way towards the truth without hesitation. All at once, she's surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and now more than just her life is in danger.

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Excerpt:

"Kota, I'm begging you, stop right now before something bad happens. Before you get hurt." On these last words, I had to stop. That was too close to what was really going on and I was suddenly on guard. Does he know their secret too? How?

"Louis, what exactly are you talking about?" I was nervous and scared. If he knew, they were in big trouble, but if he didn't know, I didn't want to give away anything that would make him suspect. "How do you think they're going to hurt me?"

"Kota, listen," he said, turning to completely face me now. "I've known people like them and they never do any good. These people are different in a bad way, and you may not see it truly now, but trust me, you will soon. Something will happen."

"What if you're wrong? What if they're just different and they do do good?"

"If they're just different, then they're still drifters, and that means that what you and Connelly have isn't going to last. He's going to leave, and then you'll be left. Hurt." He sat up straighter now and added, "Either way you look at it, you're gonna end up hurt if you stay with them ? Either physically or emotionally."

I was trying to ignore how much his words hit me, and part of me thought I was getting so mad because I didn't want them to be true. I couldn't back down though, not now. I was too deep into it now to quit. I knew too much, and even though it had become dangerous, I was going to have to stick it out. I couldn't let them down. "Then who should I be with? You?"

He looked surprised for a minute and then shrugged, saying, "Well, you know, I've always _"

"That's just the problem," I interrupted. "Instead of just being a friend, you're acting out of jealousy because you want me to be with you."

"Kota, that's not what I meant, and you know it."

"How do I know for sure?"

"You know me, that's how! I'm your best friend!"

"If you were really doing this all along just to get with me, then you weren't really a friend at all." The words were out before I could stop them and I bit my tongue. We both looked surprised and his face changed from being angry to being extremely hurt.



An Interview with Sabrina Giles:



What inspired you to write Ensuing Darkness?

This book has gone through so many evolutions; it's hard to say exactly what inspired me. I'd felt that several books I'd been reading at the time to be missing something in one way or another, and decided to see what kind of story I would get if I put all of those missing pieces together. The Dark Chronicles was born.

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

6th grade. First, I was assigned to write a short-story for a class project and was surprised by how much fun it was. I aced the project and continued building on the short-story until it was a full-fledged book. Then when we were taking our end-of-the-year exams, I was one of only five students to receive the highest mark on our essays. That's what really got my attention and proved to me that I might just have a knack for this writing thing. ;)

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

The clearest memory of me reading is in 1st grade when I started in on our library's non-fiction section, plowing through all of their books on animals and nature. I was a few books shy of reading all they had in my reading level before we moved to a new school with a much bigger selection. I didn't read my first real fiction book (other than the usual children's books) until much later.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

As always, I love non-fiction. In Fiction, I have always tended to stay within the YA/Upper YA genre, and have recently started looking into the New Adult and a few Adult novels. I love reading anything Fantasy, Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Fantasy, Thriller/Horror (I have to be careful with these because I'm a bit of a scared-y cat), General Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit, etc. There's more, but I'm sure you get the idea. ;)

What is your favorite book?

That seems to change depending on what books I'm reading at any given time. Right now? I'd have to say "The Gameboard of the Gods" by Richelle Meade, "Dorothy Must Die" by Danielle Paige, and "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kustova.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Haha, I've been asked this before, and I really don't think I have one. Truly. I do have authors I love enough that I would pretty much buy any book they put out, and I have authors that I like for themselves as well as their books, but no one author sticks out above the rest as my ultimate favorite. To me, that's like asking someone to choose which best friend they prefer the most. I can't do it.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

The 90's, because things were much simpler back then, and I miss it.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

Usually, it does come easy for me, but not always. Sometimes I wrestle with an idea or concept, a character won't fit the mold, or I'm flip-flopping between one or more ways the book could go without a leading on which way would be best. The latter is by far my most common problem.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I do! I have a Boxer named Hera and a poofy black cat named Grimm.



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What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Fried Chicken/Chicken Fried Steak/Steak/Ribs, mashed potatoes & gravy/french fries, green beans & corn. Then for dessert there's peach cobbler or apple pie. Haha, I'm from Texas.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Don't get in a hurry to hit the big time, because it doesn't happen that fast. DO NOT stop reading, even when you're writing your books. Focus on getting to know other authors/book bloggers in your same genre(s), building a network of friends that help each other out. HELP OTHERS AND DON'T BE SELFISH. Don't just sit there and wait for people to come to you, to find you, because that doesn't work. Get out there and let yourself be heard and seen. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice, but again don't be selfish and only ask for help without ever giving any help to others in return. Be careful when asking for beta readers, and try to find some whom you can trust. Make sure to get your work professionally edited, proofread, formatted, and get a professional cover. Lastly, have fun and enjoy what you do, no matter what anyone says. I'm giving all this advice based on personal experience.

Thank you for having me, Nancy!



About the Author:

Sabrina Giles was born during a storm, in a room with no windows and no electricity. She used to hate reading fiction so much her mother made it a punishment, and then suddenly something clicked. Now she can't stop writing it.

Ensuing Darkness is the first in her series The Dark Chronicles. She's persistently working on its sequel, as well as a couple other projects you might see popping up soon.

When she's not writing, she can be found spending time with her husband, being crafty or making tasty messes in the kitchen.

She & her husband currently live in Illinois with a boxer, a fat cat, and are expecting their first child.

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Giveaway:

Win an ebook or a signed paperback of Ensuing Darkness, and rack card bookmarks (U.S. only).