Saturday, August 31, 2013

Book Tour: The Storm and the Darkness By Sarah M. Cradit




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Title: The Storm and the Darkness
Series: The House of Crimson and Clover Book # 2
By Sarah M. Cradit
Publication Date: July 6, 2013

Blurb:

Ana Deschanel has made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island.

Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first winter storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown- Ana realizes that she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world.

After a surprising encounter with Jonathan's brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined.

With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island.

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What Reviewers Are Saying About The Storm and the Darkness:

"A suspenseful adult thriller. Reading this book felt much like riding a roller coaster, from the building crescendo, to surprising moments of laughter, to an end that satisfies with a strange mixture of relief, sadness, and a hunger for more."
"The Storm and the Darkness is a very well written fast paced story, I couldn't put it down."
"Sarah Cradit's writing is tight and masterful. There were no points during the journey through reading this novel where I thought anything could have been removed or expanded upon. Her keen sense of how to pace a book and her ability to use just the right language to express the desires, fears and hopes of her characters is flawless."
"I highly recommend The Storm and the Darkness, a tale of mystery, drama, and suspense, and the prequel, St. Charles at Dusk."
"Cradit has the awesome talent of making each character believable. Making the reader sit on the edge of their set waiting for more."
"If you like to read and fully immerse yourself into your reading this is the book for you." "Now I just have to get my hands on the first book, and the next and next and next until I am satisfied!"
"Wow. Mystery, magic, suspense that even made me slightly jumpy, family and just enough romantic intrigue to keep me well, intrigued :) The writing is fabulously done, I loved how Sarah M. Cradit tells a story."



The House of Crimson and Clover Series

The House of Crimson and Clover series follows the lives of two New Orleans families: the august and mysterious Sullivans and Deschanels. The Sullivans, a family of hard-working Irish lawyers, have come from nothing and built a life they can be proud of. The Deschanels, a moderately wealthy family who became extremely wealthy by siding with the North during the Civil War, betraying their people. Both families have a dark and rich history, full of secrets, and full of surprises.

The books in this series unravel the stories of both the individuals as well as the families themselves, discovering the ways these families and their secrets intersect, and each story pulls us even farther into their stories.

While the series is meant to be treated as one long narrative, each book can stand-alone and be enjoyed without having read the other books.



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Authot Interview:

The Avid Reader: What inspired you to write The Storm and the Darkness?

Sarah M. Cradit: I always loved writing, but it wasn't until I picked up my first Anne Rice book (around 9th grade) that I started to come in contact with a style that inspired me. I first read the Vampire Chronicles, but then moved on to the Mayfair series. It was the Mayfairs- with the rich, colorful descriptions of New Orleans and the intricate family histories- that called to me, and a lot of what I write is inspired by these books.

The Avid Reader: When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Sarah M. Cradit: I was 7 when I got my first creative writing assignment from my 2nd grade teacher. It ended up winning a contest and my reward was to read it at the biggest public park in my city. Realizing I both loved it, and was at least somewhat good at it (by the standards of others), it became a lifelong passion.

The Avid Reader: What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

Sarah M. Cradit: Books were a huge part of my youth, and so its hard to say which was the first book I ever read. The first books I remember really getting into, and being obsessed with, were the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I would finish my assignments in class as quickly as possible so I could get back to reading them. I remember the teacher complained to my mom about it, and my mom asked her, "Well, are Sarah's grades good?" When the teacher said yes, my mom told her to bugger off.

The Avid Reader: What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Sarah M. Cradit: A bit of a mixed bag. Oddly, my favorite books are historical fiction, generally of either the Tudor-era or Ancient Rome. I also enjoy sweeping fantasy, like Tolkien or Martin. I will read paranormal if its good (Anne Rice). Essentially, I will read almost anything that has good development and dimension.

The Avid Reader: What is your favorite book?

Sarah M. Cradit: I can't pick just one! War and Peace by Tolstoy is probably the most magnificent book ever written, and I remain in awe of his ability to create dimensional, flawed human beings. The Mayfair Trilogy by Anne Rice is my favorite example of the use of New Orleans and history combined together. The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King is my favorite fantasy series of all time, and I literally grew up reading them. They shaped my childhood, and most of my early adult years. Finally, anything by Tolkien, whose world I love as much as our own.

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

Sarah M. Cradit: Can't pick just one here, either :) Anne Rice has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Her writing is largely what inspired my love of New Orleans, and I've been told several times that I write in a similar style. Tolstoy, to me, is the king of character development, and my idol. I am also a lifelong fan of Tolkien. Other favorites: George R. R. Martin, Margaret George, Stephen King.

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

Sarah M. Cradit: I would travel back to England in the 16th century. I would love to have observed the events of Henry VIII's reign firsthand. To see how much of what we believe today was fact or speculation. Specifically, I would love to watch the events of Anne Boleyn's rise and fall.

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

Sarah M. Cradit: It really depends. Sometimes the words flow smoothly. Other times, it feels like pulling teeth. When the latter happens, I will usually do some tangential exercises, like world-building, or character profiles, etc. Often that will help me get into the right mood for writing.

The Avid Reader: Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

Sarah M. Cradit: I do! I have two cats, Miss Kitty (13) and Baby Kitty (12), whom we've had our entire adult lives. We also have a two-year old black lab, HRH Sugar Smacks (but we just call her Princess). And two bearded dragons, Hellscream and Deathwing.

The Avid Reader: What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Sarah M. Cradit: I am a sucker for anything that includes good bread or cheese.

The Avid Reader: Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Sarah M. Cradit: Any writer will tell you that in order to get better at writing you must (you guessed it) write. Write often. Write daily, even if its only for thirty minutes. It can be almost impossible to get yourself back into the flow if too much time has passed. Also, if you are writing with the intention of publishing, you need to accept that a lot of what you write at first will be complete shit. Yes, there will be flashes of brilliance in your work. But it takes time to get good at it. A thick skin isn't optional. Take all feedback, even if it hurts (and some if it WILL hurt). Understand that the best writers in the world did not start out that way. Its hard work, but it's rewarding, if you can stick with it.



Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Sarah is the author of the Southern Fiction series, The House of Crimson and Clover. The series was born of her combined loves of New Orleans, family dramas, and the mysterious nature of love and desire. Her books combine elements of mystery, suspense, intrigue, romance, and even paranormal. She is always working on the next book in the series, and absolutely loves connecting with her fans.

Sarah lives in the Pacific Northwest, but has traveled the world from Asia to Europe to Africa. When she isn't working (either at her day career, or hard at work at writing), she is reading a book and discovering new authors. The great loves of her life (in order) are: her husband James, her writing, and traveling the world.



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Friday, August 30, 2013

Promo Blitz: John Smith By Roland Hughes










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John Smith
By Roland Hughes
Dystopian / Sy Fy
Date Published: 5/3/2013

Blurb:

What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Fans of Babylon 5, Star Trek TNG, Battle Star Galactica (the new one) and classic science fiction writing will enjoy the bountiful Easter Egg hunt contained within. When you were a child you learned to connect paper clips or thread beads together to make a necklace. Sit back and watch the beads you’ve had all your life form the picture you could not see. Consider for one second the possibility of the story, then hang onto your mind with both hands while you take the ride.



About the Author:

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Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).

With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author's experience is focused on OpenVMS systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharma- ceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries has strengthened the author's unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of OpenVMS in industry.

Mr. Hughes' technical skill sets include the following tools that enable him to master and improve OpenVMS applications: DEC/VAX C, DEC/VAX C++, DEC BASIC, DCL, ACMS, MQ Series, DEC COBOL, RDB, POWERHOUSE, SQL, CMS/MMS, Oracle 8i, FORTRAN, FMS, and Java, among others. Being fluent in so many technical languages enables Hughes to share his knowledge more easily with other programmers.

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Cover Reveal: Brightly By Kaye Thornbrugh








Title: Brightly
Series: Flicker Series # 2
By Kaye Thornbrugh
Publication Date- Fall 2013
Genre: YA


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Tour: Call Me Crazy By Quinn Loftis










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Call Me Crazy
By Quinn Loftis
YA Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 5/31/2013

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Blurb:

“I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker

After a devastating turn of events, seventeen year old Tally Baker is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She has come to a place where she honestly believes that her life is over. Her mind tells her that she will never smile or laugh again, that she will never be normal again. It is in this unlikely place that she meets two people, different in every way, yet both critical to helping her realize that she has so much more living to do.

Candy, a cantankerous sixty year old Mercy Psychiatric patient, is hell bent on driving everyone as crazy as she is. Candy shows Tally that, regardless of her diagnosis, the ability to push on and live her life to the fullest is her choice and hers alone. In the midst of Tally’s oftentimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching, escapades with Candy, a new patient is admitted to Mercy—a native American woman named Lolotea. Along with this new patient comes a daily visitor, her son, Trey Swift. At first glance, it is obvious to Tally that he is incredibly handsome and unbelievably caring. But what she learns through her second glance, and many thereafter, is that there is much more to Trey than he ever lets on. It is during these daily visits that Trey and Tally build a friendship far deeper than either of them truly realize. With Trey, Tally feels for the first time since being admitted that someone is looking at her as a person and not as a disease. Trey begins to make it clear that he wants more than friendship, but she knows that she can never give him more. How can she, when she won’t even give him the truth? Tally doesn’t tell Trey that she is a patient at Mercy, and she doesn’t ever plan to. Her plans go up in flames when she finds out that Trey is a new student at her school, the school where her brokenness was found out in the floor of the girl’s bathroom in a pool of her own blood.



Excerpt Call Me Crazy Chapter 8

"For a brief moment I feel a strange kinship to the predators of the animal kingdom. I realize that I am not so different from the wolves, the great cats, or the bears. Like them I find that I am possessive of what I consider mine, I long to tear into one who would dare enter my territory and I have a need to provide for the female who belongs by my side. We men deceive ourselves when we claim civility. At the core of our being, we are animals." ~ Trey

It's been three days since I have been to the hospital, two days since I put a hole in my wall, one day since I worked for sixteen hours straight at the ranch. And still I burn on the inside. I have gotten in too deep, too fast. My father told me once that the men of our blood only know how to love one way; with our complete being; with the depths of our soul, with the beating of our hearts, with the marrow of our bones and with every thought that invades our minds-we love completely.



Guest Post:

Hardest thing about Character development

An author can have the most amazing story, unique and interesting, but if the characters fall short then the story also falls short. For me, coming up with a story isn't the hard part, it's making sure that I create characters that are memorable, relevant and evolving. I would like to say that I know some special formula for creating these kinds of characters, but honestly I don't. When I write my characters my goal is to have them flawed so people can relate to them, to keep them as real as possible, but at the same time attempt to make them likable, flaws and all. I also attempt to set the characters up so that when they have weaknesses, there is someone in their lives that has those as their strengths. I want my characters to learn from their flaws as the book progresses, and hopefully they will grow and mature as they endure trials and love.





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Quinn is a 32 year old wife, mother, nurse, and writer, not necessarily in that order. She lives in beautiful West Arkansas with her husband, son, Nora their Doberman pinscher and Phoebe their cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She loves writing, reading, and crocheting. Her favourite holiday is Christmas, favourite book(s) is Pride and Prejudice, The Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. She loves to be silly and have fun, loves music and thinks there is no greater sound in the world than that of her little boy's laughter.

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Book Blitz: Those Four Letter Words By Christina Channelle




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Title: Those Four Letter Words
By: Christina Channelle
Genre: Mature YA/New Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2013

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Blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Jade Reamer is a tough girl with a reputation to prove it. She loves three people and three people only: her brother, her boyfriend, and her best friend. Everyone else is irrelevant.

That is … until Reed enters the picture again.

Suddenly things start to spiral out of control and things aren't as they seem. Life is no longer simply black and white, love versus hate. Suddenly, it's hard to figure out which of those four letter words is true.

Especially when she can't look away from those devil eyes.

I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. Which is it? I don't even know anymore.

Well, let's find out.

This 15,000 word novella contains coarse language, angst-driven young adults, and a lot of pent-up frustration.

Oh yeah. Plus love and a little bit of hate.



About the Author:

I'm a twenty-something Canadian who has always had a passion for writing. I enjoy reading, along with music, movies, reality television … let's just say I like to be entertained!

I've written the Blood Crave Series which includes DAHLIA, FALLEN TEARS, and most recently published, ROWAN.

THOSE FOUR LETTER WORDS was released July 3, 2013. So if you enjoy contemporary romances with a kick, add it to your to-read list!

REAP, a YA Paranormal Romance, will be released October 11, 2013. Mark it on your calendar.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Release Blast: American Girl on Saturn By Nikki Godwin




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Title: American Girl on Saturn
By Nikki Godwin

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Blurb:

The summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of freedom - but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys...in their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling star. The SAS guys aren't happy with the situation, either. Bad boy Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can't escape Emery's fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being "out of this world." If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn't want to come back to Earth.



About the Author:

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Nikki Godwin is a Young Adult/New Adult author from the southern USA. She is a city girl who can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, Hawthorne Heights, and candles from Bath & Body Works. When not writing, she's not-so-secretly internet-stalking her favorite bands. She may or may not completely love One Direction.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

3 Day Book Blast: Relinquishing Liberty By Maureen Mayer




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Title: Relinquishing Liberty
Series: Second Chances Book #1
By Maureen Mayer
Genre: New Adult
Expected Publication Date: August 26th, 2013

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Blurb:

On the outside, Liberty Davis appeared to have it all…a loving family, a tight knit circle of friends, and a bright future ahead of her. Everything was perfect. That is until her brother tragically took his own life, turning her whole world upside down.

Left to pick up the pieces of her broken family, Liberty is faced with focusing all of her attention on helping her parents cope with the loss of their son, while putting her own life on the back burner. But what no one seems to realize is that she is just as broken inside.

Now, four years later, twenty year old Liberty is taking back the reins of her life. She leaves behind everything she's ever known, hoping to make a fresh start…one where she isn't faced with the constant reminder that her brother is nothing more than faded memory. What she didn't expect to find along the way was Shayne.

Tall, dark and tattooed, Shayne Thompson has developed quite a reputation for being a player. Despite everyone's negative perception, Liberty still finds herself drawn to him. When she learns that Shayne knows all too well what it feels like to lose someone you love, she finds that they have a lot more in common than just a physical attraction.

When Liberty discovers a secret from Shayne's past that threatens to tear them apart, she begins to question everything she's ever felt for him. Will Liberty choose to follow her heart or will she give up the one person who finally made her feel whole again?

**This story contains language and sexual scenes, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers.**



About the Author:

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Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 8+ years. She's always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn't buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She's a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films.

Thanks to authors like J. K. Rawling, Stephanie Meyer and E. L. James, Maureen has rediscovered her love for reading. When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel. She is currently working on her first new adult novel and hopes to self-publish it late this summer.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Spotlight: Hyde By Laura DeLuca




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Hyde
Dark Musicals Book #3
By Laura DeLuca

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Blurb:

Rebecca Hope has looked death in the face twice and lived to tell her tale.

She and the love of her life, Justyn Patko, land a summer internship at a local dinner theater, performing the musical Hyde. While they are excited about their first paid acting gig, they soon find themselves surrounded by more experienced cast mates, jealous of their success. As if the tension isn't bad enough, they soon discover that the business might be a front for something much more sinister.

When Justyn is accused of a crime that she knows he would never commit, Rebecca must decide if she wants to follow her head or her heart. While trying to prove his innocence, she makes a shocking discovery of her own.

Everyone has something to conceal in the grand finale of the Dark Musicals Trilogy. Rebecca has to look beyond the fa├žade to discover the true Hyde or face her final curtain call.





Excerpt:

The act ended with Hyde grabbing hold of a scantily dressed Lucy and pulling her into his arms. Then the lights on the stage were extinguished, and the silent crowd suddenly burst into thunderous applause-even some of the cast was clapping. Rebecca couldn't help but notice Steve was watching the fanfare with a frown, especially when Fernando, dressed for the next scene as the butler, clapped Justyn on the back with undisguised approval and pride. Rebecca had the distinct feeling Steve was plotting something sinister and definitely Hyde-worthy.

From that point on, Justyn scarcely had a moment out of the spotlight. Rebecca didn't even get a chance to tell him how fabulous he was. It felt as though the show had only begun when Rebecca found herself decked out in the splendid Victorian wedding gown signaling the final act was about to begin. The dress came complete with realistic bell sleeves, an excessive bustle, and a long, flowing trail embroidered with delicate lace. The elaborate wardrobes and happy wedding guests gave the audience the illusion that it might be a happy ending after all, but for Dr. Jekyll and Emma, that wasn't meant to be. As soon as the reverend began to recite the vows, Hyde made his final deadly appearance.

At the beginning of the scene, it was sweet and romantic. Justyn started out holding her hand, looking happy, almost ecstatic to be with his true love. Then he suddenly started to sway. Tom, in his role of John, the best man, tried to steady him, but there wasn't anything he could do to stop the transformation. Dr. Jekyll doubles over in agony and tries to run before Emma can see him change into a monster. Justyn was supposed to head toward the back of the stage where Rebecca would pursue him and eventually become Hyde's captive. But they should have known no opening night could ever go exactly as planned, especially when it was obvious at least half the cast was out to get them.

Just as Justyn stumbled across the stage, Steve, who was blending in with the other guests on the sidelines, stuck out his foot. It was doubtful anyone else observed the sabotage, aside from Petya, who was smirking at her husband's side. But Rebecca was at the perfect vantage point to see the intentional attack. Unfortunately, Justyn was so wrapped up in the role he didn't notice the danger, especially since his loose hair was dangling in front of his eyes. Before Rebecca could cry out a warning, Justyn's foot was caught in the snare. With a grunt, he tumbled off the side of the stage. Even over the background music and the gasps from the audience, Rebecca heard the loud thump as he hit the ground. She raised her hands to her mouth and couldn't help but scream.



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Phantom
Dark Musicals Book #1
By Laura DeLuca

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Blurb:

The "Phantom" was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses "Phantom" as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars-Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn't know who to trust, but she knows she's running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.





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Demon
Dark Musicals Book #2
By Laura DeLuca

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Blurb:

When Justyn and Rebecca set off for the New York School of Performing Arts, they think their dreams are about to come true. To their dismay, they aren't in high school anymore, and the competition is steep. Rebecca must compete against accomplished singers for a role in the production of Demon Barber, including a stunning Gothic diva with her sights set on Justyn.

It doesn't help that things keep disappearing from their apartment or that Rebecca's father refuses to accept that Justyn is an essential part of her life. Yet, all this seems minimal in comparison to the serial rapist terrorizing the campus.

Consumed by fear and obsessed with revenge, Rebecca and Justyn start living the story of Sweeney Todd-both on and off the stage.





About the Author:

Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.



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