Monday, September 21, 2020

Fearless Fated Mates Book 5 by Lilli Carlisle #PNR #shifters

A Place to Call Home


Fearless 
Fated Mates 
Book 5 
Lilli Carlisle 

A nameless slave is rescued from demons, hunters, and the worst of her own kind. 

Taken in by packs trying to survive in an underground city while on the earth’s surface a demonic apocalypse is proceeding at a phenomenal pace, she fears she left one cruel master to serve another. 

It’s hard to believe Joseph is the gentle, caring man he seems to be, but over time, she begins to trust him. 

Yet, even here, there are those who would see her dead, and when they make their move that’s when she learns the depth of her feeling for a wolf shifter with a heart of gold.
 




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Friday, September 18, 2020

Now On Tour Morrigan’s Blood by Laura Bickle with Exclusive Excerpt #urbanfantasy #exclusiveexcerpt


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Morrigan’s Blood
Crow’s Curse
Book One
Laura Bickle

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Syrenka Publishing LLC
Date of Publication: Sept. 25, 2020
ASIN: B08B9TJ4V9
Number of pages: 188
Word Count: 57000

Cover Artist: Danielle Fine

Tagline: Garnet has the blood of the legendary Morrigan – and legions of vampires and witches will go to war to possess that power.

Book Description:

Garnet has the blood of the legendary Morrigan – and legions of vampires and witches will go to war to possess that power.

As a trauma surgeon, Garnet Conners has seen more than her fair share of blood. But when one of her patients walks off the operating table and disappears into the night, she finds herself caught in a war between legions of vampires and witches in her city.

Garnet has dreamed of bloody battlefields for years – and a mysterious lover who controls a kingdom. In her waking life, Garnet is shocked to meet that man in a club. Merrel knows her from another life, a life in which she was the legendary Morrigan, goddess of death and war.

Garnet rejects the notion of magical incarnations altogether. But she falls in with Sorin, a handsome warlock who’s determined to protect the former bootlegger city of Riverpointe from a secret society of vampires. Haunted by crows and faced with undeniable proof of magic, Garnet scrambles to protect her career and loved ones from magical violence.

Abducted by vampires who seek to turn her into a vampire against her will, can Garnet seize the power of the legendary Morrigan to forge her own path in her embattled city? Or will she be forced to serve as a fearsome weapon in a deadly nocturnal war?


Exclusive Excerpt:

I walked through twilight into the battlefield. The sun had vanished hours ago, and cold stars now glinted overhead. Fires guttered, and smoke rolled up in columns to the emerging stars. Bodies lay scattered upon the field, blood soaking into the dirt. I could smell it, rich and heady and sinking into the leaf mold, feeding the earth. Imperceptible to human ears, roots rustled underground, reaching for that sweet nourishment.
            As I did.
            I lifted my head to the sky. A cool autumn breeze brushed my face and tangled my red hair. Crows cawed in the gloom, spiraling out of the dark to light on my shoulders, to walk beside me in the trampled brown grasses. I picked my way over the dead and the almost-dead, pausing to bend and peer into the eyes of those who were slipping away. I could see the flicker of the encroaching Otherworld in their eyes, the horror of realizing that their lives were coming to an end. This place was my garden, and everything in it flowered to serve me.
            I was a force of nature, stalking through this field, gazing upon the folly of men fighting over territory and riches. This was my milieu—the song of war and death. That power sang in me, and I was one with sky and land. Heady as this was, I still thought of the wives and children of these dead men cowering at home, their lives dependent upon the rash decisions of whichever nobleman claimed this patch of land over another. There was no justice for them; not even I could create that.
            I paused before a banner trampled into the mud, gazing upon a fallen man in armor sprawled beside it. One of my crows hopped to his helmet and rapped on it with his beak, as if to see if the wearer of the suit was still within this world.
            The man groaned. I smiled and knelt beside him. Lifting his visor, I stared down upon a blood-spattered face. My fingers trailed his cheek. I knew him; he was a young king, impetuous and not considered in his actions. His blue eyes followed my fingers, dazed.
            “You came,” he said.
            “My king,” I said. There was nothing else to say. My emotions were mixed: wistfulness, sadness, and hunger. He had once served me, and he still owed me.
            “It was as you foretold,” he coughed. “We lost.”
            I nodded, pulling the helmet from his head. Blood stuck his blond hair to the interior of the helmet, but I was gentle as I pulled it away. I cradled his head in my hands, exposing his neck to me.
            “And you will pay for that prophecy,” I said. My mouth watered, smelling blood and fire. I bared fangs and sank them deep in his flesh. He thrashed, clanking in his armor, but I drank from him. His blood warmed my body, moving under my glasslike flesh and nourishing my cold marrow. I had tasted his blood before. This would be the last time, and I was sad to lose it, and him.
            When I drained him dry, I sat back on my heels and wiped my mouth with the back of my hand. One of my crows had disappeared inside his helmet, listening to its own echoing caws.
            I savored this moment. There was something special about royal blood, about the warm richness of it, annihilating a celebrated bloodline. But the sorrow still weighed upon me. He was more than his blood. He had been more to me than that.
            I stood and stretched, feeling warm and languid. I had taken dessert first, but there was still much more blood for me in the field beyond.
            I waded into the remains of the field, listening for last screams and the thundering of terrified hearts. I hoped to forget that sorrow of losing the young king, to drown it in the delights spread before me.
            Above me, a crow cawed, over and over into the dark. 


About the Author:

Laura Bickle grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. She now dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs and sometimes reads them to her cats. Her books have earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. Laura’s work has also been included in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2013 reading list and the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio reading list for 2015-2016. The latest updates on her work can be found at authorlaurabickle.com.





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Second Chance Fate
Second Chance Academy
Book One
Ella J. Smyth

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance / PNR
Publisher: Unapologetic Romances
Date of Publication: Oct 30, 2020
ISBN: 979-8664544787
ASIN: B08CSXWG72
Number of pages: 252
Word Count: 63,800
Cover Artist: Ella J. Smyth

Tagline: Homework on top of a life sentence for murder? You've got to be kidding me.

Book Description:

"My name is Amber Whitman, and I’m seventeen years old. Just over one month ago, I was taken from my home, from my parents and everything I’d ever known. The reason? I’d killed three strangers.

Not on purpose, you understand. It was an accident. But the government decided I was too dangerous to be kept around normal people. I now live at the Farkas Academy for Magical Advancement. I was told I’ll be here for years. Until somebody decides I’m no longer a menace to society. My only solace are three boys who are as trapped as I am.

But things are not as they seem. My survival may depend on figuring out quickly who to trust and who to run from at the Second Chance Academy."

This is book one of the Second Chance Academy series, a #whychoose medium-burn novel with a HFN, a grumpy cat, and three men trapped by their past.





Excerpt
 “Welcome to my class, Amber. I expect you’ll get great benefit from it. I hear your powers are elemental in origin?”
I wasn’t sure how to answer this. Aware that every student in the classroom was staring at me, I shook my head. “I’m sorry, I have no idea what my powers are.”
Other than calling down lightning. I wasn’t going to say that out loud, though.
Mrs. Palmer nodded. “That’s okay. That’s what this class is for. To help you figure it out, and, more importantly, how to control it.”
Behind me, somebody hissed, “Before she kills us all.”
The teacher looked up sharply and said, “Ah, yes. Sharon. Why don’t you come forward and show us how much control you’ve learned after your first lesson.”
A shocked, “But—” was quickly interrupted by Mrs. Palmer. “No ‘but.’ Come on. Show us.”
Sharon walked past the front row to stand next to the teacher. As she passed, she threw me a nasty glare as if it was my fault the teacher had her up front to demonstrate.
Mrs. Palmer clapped her hands. “Right, class. Pay close attention. Sharon, please create three water bubbles above your head. One large and two slightly smaller. You don’t have to move them in any way. Just keep them in position for thirty seconds.”
Sharon’s face tightened into an expression of pure focus. Clearly, she’d done this before. She closed her eyes and brought her palms together. I stared at them, wondering if I was imagining the light-blue glow around her skin.
But no, the light grew in intensity. Sharon pulled her hands apart, and between her palms, a shimmering bubble grew. When it was the size of a child’s head, she stretched her hands high and released the bubble. It rotated slowly, catching and reflecting the light, creating fantastic reflections on the walls of the classroom.
This was the first time I’d seen practical magic at play. Sharon had created a water ball out of thin air, right in front of me. The other students were equally spellbound by the beauty of the creation.
But they’d witnessed this before. To me, it was brand-new. Would I be able to do something similar? Could I control lightning the way Sharon seemed to juggle water so effortlessly?
She had created a second, smaller bubble, and was about to finish her task by doing a third one. Soon, all three balls rotated above her head, bathing her in an eerie, blueish light.
That’s when Mrs. Palmer clapped her hands again sharply. “Well done, Sharon.”
My roommate gasped, clearly not expecting the smacking noise. Her concentration broke, and the three bubbles disintegrated above her head into a torrent of water. Her outraged scream was drowned out by howling laughter. Our hysteria increased at Mrs. Palmer’s sheepish, “Oops.”
Sharon’s pretty hair hung around her face like a curtain of beetroot-colored noodles. Her designer top clung to her like a piece of plastic wrap, showing her bra and belly-button piercing. She looked like a drowned rat.
I would have felt sorry for her, had she not acted like such a bitch to me ever since we’d met. Mrs. Palmer rushed to console her, her expression one of concern. Except when she passed me, I could have sworn she winked at me.
My jaw dropped. Had I seen this right? Had my new teacher set this up to embarrass Sharon? Her next words confirmed my suspicion.
“Class. Quiet, please. Before Sharon gets a new change of clothes, I would like you to consider this: You’ve all had several lessons in Elemental 101 already. And yet even a star student like Sharon finds it difficult to control her water powers when distracted.
“I would like you to consider how difficult this is for somebody who’d never had any formal training. If I hear anybody else attempting to make new students feel uncomfortable or bully them, I will not hesitate to bring this to the head witch’s attention. Am I making myself clear?”

And just for one moment, the harmless, middle-aged Mrs. Palmer looked dangerous enough to make us think twice about messing with her.

About the Author:

Ella J. Smyth writes steamy urban fantasy romance, full of adventure and excitement. Ever since she discovered #loveislove and #whychoose, she has embraced her motto “Unapologetic romances because love needs no excuses.” She guarantees a happy ending, even though she puts her characters through hell to get there.

Ella is currently working on a Reverse Harem Academy series called Second Chance Academy. Book one of the series, Second Chance Fate, will be released on the 30th of October 2020 and is available on preorder.






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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Now scheduling a two-week tour for Unsafe Words by Loren Rhoads


Now scheduling a two-week tour for Unsafe Words by Loren Rhoads

This tour will be October 5-19 (weekdays only)

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Unsafe Words

Loren Rhoads

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction,

Dark Fantasy Short Stories

Publisher: Automatism Press

Date of Publication: September 20, 2020

ISBN: 978-1735187600

ASIN: B08HHNQ6XV

Number of pages: 174

Word Count: 55K

Cover Artist: Lynne Hansen

Tagline: Once you’ve done the most unforgivable thing, what will you do next?

Book Description:

In the first full-length collection of her edgy, award-winning short stories, Loren Rhoads punctures the boundaries between horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction in a maelstrom of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll.

Ghosts, succubi, naiads, vampires, the Wild Hunt, and the worst predator in the woods stalk these pages, alongside human monsters who follow their cravings past sanity or sense.

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About the Author:

Loren Rhoads is the author of the In the Wake of the Templars space opera trilogy, co-author of a succubus/angel duology called As Above, So Below, and editor of Tales for the Camp Fire: An Anthology Benefiting Wildfire Relief. She's also the author of a nonfiction travel guide called 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die. Unsafe Words is the first full-length collection of her short stories.

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Sirens Unbound
Fifth Mage War Series
Book One
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Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: July 29, 2019
ISBN: 978-1071259191
ASIN: B07VZXVSDY
Number of pages: 424
Word Count: 125,000

Cover Artist: Rena Violet

Tagline: A magical epic about sirens, fae, and family ties.

Book Description:

Dr. Amy Bant faces the challenge of her career as she seeks to develop a cure for magical blindness. Manipulated by the mages and military alike, she devotes herself to perfecting a procedure that will unleash magical powers not seen since the days of Aphrodite and Morgan le Fay. In pursuit of the medical answer, Amy will uncover truths that have been hidden by mages, fae, and even her own family. Actions have consequences, and the decisions made by the Bant family will set off the most destructive war the world has ever seen.

In this first book of the Fifth Mage War urban fantasy epic, the Bant family is pulled onto opposing sides of a looming war. Born protectors, they will travel the world to save the people they love from those who would destroy them. In this tumultuous time of prophecies, politics, and magick, can the family stay together?

Meet the Bant Family:

Cordelia crosses oceans in her quest to save the Yorkshire fae from extinction.
Amy single-mindedly pursues medical answers, ignorant of the secrets others are keeping.

Thomas discovers inner strength as he breaks with his familiar life to protect the mage he loves.
Mary attempts to hold her family together, unaware that her mother is still watching over them all.

Mira, the matriarch who sacrificed everything to keep her family together, is now forced to confront her painful past in order to keep her children safe.




About the Author:

An avid sf/fantasy reader, Laura Engelhardt writes the kind of book she likes to read: fantasy with intricate worlds and complex characters facing moral dilemmas. She started writing plays in college, then moved to Germany, where she continued to write while teaching ESL to executives. After moving back to the U.S., she supported her playwriting by teaching ballroom dance and working retail. Deciding that living in her parents' attic wasn't for her, Laura went to law school and then spent the next seventeen years as a lawyer and compliance officer in New York City. In 2017, she quit Wall Street and began helping people resolve disputes as a mediator and arbitrator. She now lives in New Jersey with her family.