Monday, December 5, 2022

Now scheduling 4 one-week tours for books in the Dawn of the Blood Witch Series by Maria DeVivo


Now scheduling 4 one-week tours for  books in the Dawn of the Blood Witch Series by Maria DeVivo

The tour dates for these are:

Book 1 Witch of the Black Circle Jan 2-9 

Book 2 Witch of the Red Thorn Jan 9-16 

Dawn of the Blood Witch Series Jan 16-23 

Book 3 Witch of the Silver Locust Jan 23- 30

I am scheduling reviews, guest blogs, interviews and spotlight stops

To participate in these tours please send:


Your blog name and url

Which tour and date you would like to post (you can do all 4)

Please let me know if you wish to review


Witch of the Black Circle
Dawn of the Blood Witch
Book One
Maria DeVivo

Genre: Horror
Publisher: 4 Horsemen Publications
Date of Publication: March 7, 2022
ASIN: B09NB1G11Y
Number of pages: 217
Word Count: 64k

Cover Artist:

Tagline: When it comes to witchcraft, it's never just a teenage phase...

Book Description: 

For as long as she can remember, high school senior Joephie Turner's mother has told her she is cursed by a witch. As she settles into her new hometown of Northport, Long Island at the height of the 1980s Satanic Panic era, Joephie is accepted into a circle of friends obsessed with the occult. Demonic messages on cassette tapes, shady youth group leaders, and passionate sexual encounters push the teen into a thrilling world that lends a deeper meaning to the proverbial mantra: "sex, drugs, and rock and roll." Until it all goes wrong.

A decade later, haunted by nightmares of cults and rituals, formidable burgeoning witch Joephie pieces her memories together in search of answers about the small group of suburban teens that meddled with dark forces. As an adult, Joephie will have to decide what, or who, she is willing to sacrifice from her past in order to claw her way back to sanity.

Inspired by true events, Witch of the Black Circle is a deliciously wicked and nostalgic journey through time where the lines of reality and the supernatural blur. Content warning: satanic rituals; sex; graphic violence; language; drug use


Witch of the Red Thorn 
Dawn of the Blood Witch 
Book Two
Maria DeVivo

Genre: Occult Horror 
Publisher: 4 Horsemen Publications
Date of Publication: June 5, 2022
ISBN: 1644505614
ASIN: B09TGWNY76
Number of pages: 254
Word Count: 58k

Tagline: Three years after the Salem Witch Trials, a new evil awakens to terrorize an unsuspecting town.

Book Description: 

The residents of New Haven Harbor, Massachusetts think they've escaped the madness of the Salem Witch Trials, but when a new Reverend is dispatched to their church to take over for their aging vicar, they soon realize the darkness is far from over. Dutiful Christian wife Barbara Flynn is immediately affected by the new pastor's presence. Intense thoughts and feelings she has never experienced before stir inside, drawing her close to the strange man.

When a series of grisly occurrences tear through the town, Barbara and the new Reverend join together to wade through the carnage. But on their journey, Barbara soon discovers she is part of a larger design - a plan that has been in the making since the dawn of time. As shadows loom over the quiet seaside town, the simple townsfolk grow frightened. Fear soon turns to anger as fingers point in every direction to snuff out the source who has once again brought witchcraft into their midst.

Can Barbara control the demons within her to assure the town's safety? Or will the mob force Barbara and the new Reverend to atone for the sinister magic devouring New Haven Harbor?

Reader Advisory: Witch of the Red Thorn contains violence, gore, Satanic rituals, and graphic sexual situations





Witch of the Silver Locust 
Dawn of the Blood Witch 
Book Three
Maria DeVivo

Genre: Occult Horror 
Publisher: 4 Horsemen Publications
Date of Publication: January 24, 2023
ISBN: 
ASIN: 
Word Count: 59k

Tagline: Trent travels through time to find the Blodheska and open the gates of Hell.

Book Description: 

Follow Trent as he unveils the origin story of the mysterious and powerful world of witches across centuries. He’s been known as the witch Trond, or even as Galen, and finally Trent, the Witch of the Silver Locust. He will seek the Blodheska no matter where or when to nurture the powers they hold.

Traversing each moment, he must face opposing forces that have their own plans for their ideal apocalypse. He will face his enemies no matter if they are human or demon--or even the Church of Satan itself. As he defends his goal, Trent will ally with both new and old friends as he tries to open the gateway to the old ones and bring about the witch utopia of New Eden on earth.

Inspired by true events, this tale follows Trent as he endures an exorcism, the Church of Satan, and the Son of Sam while moving closer to fulfilling his destiny.

Reader Advisory: Witch of the Silver Locust contains violence, gore, Satanic rituals, and graphic sexual situations

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About the Author:

Maria is the Author of the Amazon bestselling and award winning series The Coal Elf Chronicles, the YA psychological horror series The Altered Experience, and the NA Urban Fantasy series The Aestrangel Trinity. 

When not writing about dark fantasy and horror, she teaches Language Arts and Journalism to middle school students in Florida. A lover of all things dark and demented, she takes pleasure in warping the comfort factor in her readers’ minds. Just when you think you’ve reached a safe space in her stories, she snaps you back into her twisted reality.













Now On Tour In Her Own Words: A Collection of Short Stories and Flashku by Cendrine Marrouat


December 5 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Interview)

December 5 Paranormalists (Interview)

December 6 Roxanne’s Realm 

December 6 Liliyana Shadowlyn

December 6 Jazzy Book Reviews
December 7 Sapphyria's Books

December 7 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
December 8 The Book Junkie Reads 

December 8 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder (Interview)
December 9 Bewitching Book Tours

December 9 Lisa’s World of Books
December 12 Fang-tastic Books 

December 12 Serena Synn


In Her Own Words: A Collection of Short Stories and Flashku
Cendrine Marrouat

Genre: Fiction/ Short Stories / Women’s fiction
Publisher: Independent
Date of Publication: March, 15, 2022
ISBN: 9798201241919
Number of pages: 41
Word Count: 9,200
Cover Artist: Cendrine Marrouat

Book Description: 

A collection of eight contemporary and emotionally gripping stories told from the point of view of women at different stages in their lives. In Her Own Words will move you deeply whatever walks of life you come from.


About the Flashku: 
Created in 2021 by Cendrine Marrouat, the Flashku is a short piece of flash fiction (50–100 words) inspired by an image. It contains minimal descriptions and uses seven words borrowed from another source. The ending must contain a positive / inspirational twist or resolution. For more information, visit https://cendrinemedia.com/list/flashku-4dac0a8aab34 .  

Review: 
A lovely collection of short stories and flashku, a literary form of flash fiction of her own creation, that visit and revisit the many forms love can take throughout our lives. Immersive, palpable, emotionally intelligent characters and themes make this collection a very enjoyable experience. One for my bookshelves! - Sarah St. Erth





About the Author:

Cendrine Marrouat is a poet, photographer, multi-genre author, creator of literary forms, and co-founder of Auroras and Blossoms and A Warm Mug of Cozy. She has released more than 40 books, including A Particle of You: Love Poetry (2022), Tree Reflections (2022), After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran & Alphonse de Lamartine (2021), Songs in Our Paths: Haiku and Photography (2020-2021), and In the Silence of Words: A Three-Act Play (2018). 

Cendrine's work has appeared in many publications. She is the (co-)creator of the Sixku, Kindku, Pareiku, Flashku, Sepigram, Vardhaku, Hemingku, and Reminigram. 







  



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Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Release : The Crimson Daughter by J.I. Hens #ParanormalRomance

“The demons I fought to keep in their cages had broken free and I had the messy job of rounding them up one by one and putting them back where they belonged.”


The Crimson Daughter 
The Dark Blood Chronicles 
Book One
J.I. Hens

Khris sits in a bar in Soho, trying to figure out how to keep her job. The only way to do that is to persuade her co-worker from revealing her secret.

But before that can happen, she stumbles onto a mystery nobody wants her to know, one that threatens to change her life completely. The moment she leaves that bar, someone is on her trail, and he'll stop at nothing.

Lucien comes from a long line of Dark Bloods, a race descended from rogue knights who use dark magic to gain power and influence. Their number one rule is not to get too close to humans. It always causes trouble. Which makes him wonder why he's doing exactly that.

Still, he can't shake the thought about the strange human female, but navigating his feelings should be the last thing on his mind, considering the murder scene he must solve, and this woman seems to be at the centre of it.

Read The Crimson Daughter and discover your next favorite paranormal romance story.


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Now On Tour Fix: The Flint Chronicles Book One by Melodie Bolt #UrbanFantasy


December 1 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

December 1 Roxanne’s Realm 
December 2 Liliyana Shadowlyn

December 2 Fang-tastic Books 

December 3 I Smell Sheep (Guest Blog)

December 5 Mythical Books (Guest Blog)

December 5 Booklikes

December 6 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder (Interview)
December 7 FUONLYKNEW  

December 7 Buffy's Ramblings

December 8 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

December 8 Bewitching Book Tours

December 9 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

December 9 Westveil Publishing 

December 12 Serena Synn (Guest Blog)

December 13 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
December 13 Jazzy Book Reviews
December 14 Sapphyria's Books

December 14 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)
December 15 Supernatural Central
December 15 Lisa’s World of Books

Fix 
The Flint Chronicles
Book One
Melodie Bolt

Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy

Date of Publication: December 1, 2022 
Number of pages: 412
Word Count: 95,411
Cover Artist: BRoseDesignz

Tagline:  Fix will do anything to get home, even murder. 

Book Description: 

The magical creatures in Flint are being murdered and Koko and Damien hardly know each other, let alone how to track down serial killers. 

Each death is tipping the balance toward something darker. The killers have their own agenda: to leave the mortal world and live their fairytale ending in Fairy, and they will kill everything they can to get there. 

How can Damien and Koko find and stop them before the real evil unfolds?


Meet the Cast of Characters

Fix - Changeling from Fairy who wants to return home. He thinks he can get there with the help of Jira's shark magic.

Jira - a Japanese Italian heiress who longs for a place called home and someone to share it. She’ll do anything to help the love of her life including murder.

Damien - A golden born dragon. Smart with no street smarts. Definitely doesn't know how to track down serial killers. Might like Koko.

Kishona - Koko- daughter of the Sekhmet line. Granddaughter to the Flint Guardian. Trying to find her purpose and understand her path until finding serial killers becomes her purpose.

Amera - Fix's Fairy mother who wants a life with her Unseelie lover, Sting.

Sting - Fix's Fairy father who believes love can undo everything.



About the Author:

Melodie Bolt has lived in and traveled to many places. She understands how location influences culture which is why she chose Flint for her debut novel, Fix. Although Flint is well known for the Water Crisis, which Melodie is a part of, there are many beautiful sites and people with a can-do attitude for rebuilding. Many locations in Flint are featured in her novel. Having both PTSD and rapid-cycling Bipolar, Melodie is always building and rebuilding her writing. 






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Now On Tour Avalon: a Heartwarming True Cat Story by Vanessa Morgan - Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza


December 1 Bewitching Book Tours

December 2 Westveil Publishing 

December 5 Serena Synn

December 6 Liliyana Shadowlyn

December 7 Paranormalists

December 8 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
December 9 Rockin' Book Reviews 

December 9 The Book Junkie Reads
December 12 FUONLYNEW 

December 13 Lisa’s World of Books
December 14 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

December 15 Fang-tastic Books 

December 16 Roxanne’s Realm 
December 19 Jazzy Book Reviews

December 19 fundinmental 
December 20 Sapphyria's Books

December 21 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder


Avalon: a Heartwarming True Cat Story
Vanessa Morgan

Genre:  Memoir / Cats
Date of Publication:  June 4, 2015 
ISBN:1511863633 
ASIN: B00XC1NE4I 
Number of pages:134 pages 
Word Count: 31.468 words
Cover Artist: Gilles Vranckx

Tagline:  Some cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

Book Description:

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. 

Avalon was so incorrigible that even the landlord ordered to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon's demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.

Avalon is also available in French.



About the Author:

Vanessa Morgan is the editor of the movie reference guides When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals, Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies, and Evil Seeds: The Ultimate Movie Guide to Villainous Children. She also has had one cat book (Avalon) and four supernatural thrillers (Drowned Sorrow, The Strangers Outside, A Good Man, and Clowders) published. Three of her stories have been turned into movies. She has written for myriad Belgian magazines and newspapers and introduces movie screenings at several European film festivals. She is also a programmer for the Offscreen Film Festival in Belgium. When she's not working on her latest book, you can find her reading, watching movies, eating out, or photographing felines for her blog Traveling Cats.









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Now On Tour Wolf Defender by M Guida - Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza



December 1 Serena Synn

December 2 Liliyana Shadowlyn

December 2 fundinmental  

December 5 Paranormalists

December 6 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
December 7 The Book Junkie Reads
December 8 Supernatural Central
December 9 Lisa’s World of Books
December 9 Booklikes

December 12 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

December 13 Fang-tastic Books 

December 14 Roxanne’s Realm 
December 15 Jazzy Book Reviews
December 16 Sapphyria's Books

December 19 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
December 20 Bewitching Book Tours

December 21 Westveil Publishing 

December 21 Buffy's Ramblings

December 22 I Smell Sheep (Review)


Wolf Defender
M Guida

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Buffalo Mountain Press
Date of Publication:  11/10/21
ASIN:  B09DFDMQCY
Number of pages:  132
Word Count: 33000
Cover Artist: Jacqueline Sweet Design

Book Description: 

I've been carrying a torch for a wolf defender, but he’s never looked my way. Why would he? I am a dragon and the daughter of an accused traitor.

When we get news of mystery and intrigue in the corrupt Timber Kingdom of the wolves, he wants to go there to avenge the death of his fated mate. I'm sure this is the key to proving my dad's innocence.

If I can convince him to band together we both might get what we want, including a chance at love. But neither of us know who to trust when demons and wolves have joined forces to bring the dark Unseelie to our realm.

 
About the Author:

M Guida has always loved fantasy and romance, especially dragons. Growing up, she devoured fantasy books and all kinds of young adult books. And then she found romance and a whole new world opened up to her.

Now as an adult, she fell in love with academy romance and has blended all of her past loves into one compelling series. Dragons, vampires, elves, demons, and shifters all attend Legacy Academy.

When she's not writing, she lives in the colorful Rocky Mountains with her fur baby, Raven, and enjoys taking her for walks.










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Now On Tour The Color of Trauma by Hollie Smurthwaite - Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza


December 1 Paranormalists

December 2 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
December 5 The Book Junkie Reads
December 6 Supernatural Central
December 7 Lisa’s World of Books
December 8 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

December 9 Fang-tastic Books 

December 12 FUONLYKNEW – 
December 13 Jazzy Book Reviews
December 14 Sapphyria's Books

December 15 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
December 16 Buffy's Ramblings (Review)

December 16 Bewitching Book Tours

December 19 Westveil Publishing 

December 20 Serena Synn

December 21 Liliyana Shadowlyn

December 21 fundinmental  


The Color of Trauma
The Psychic Colors Series
Book One
Hollie Smurthwaite

Genre:  Paranormal Romantic Suspense, PNR
Publisher: Hollie Smurthwaite
Date of Publication:  August 30, 2021
ISBN:978-1737118916
ASIN: B09B2QWV52
Number of pages:  358
Word Count: 95,000 words
Cover Artist: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations

Book Description:

Experiencing another's past could end her future . . .

Kiera Brayleigh is a memory surgeon. In the ten years since her “gift” manifested, she’s helped dozens of women deal with trauma by removing their horrific memories—burns, rapes, tortures.  It pays well, but she holds those moments, making her a fiery mess. The bizarre request from a Chicago homicide detective is the last thing she needs.

Detective Dean Matthson is burdened with an uncanny ability to get inside the minds of criminals. In a dead-end hunt to capture a serial killer, he risks his hard-earned reputation by doing the unthinkable: recruiting a memory surgeon to probe the mind of a comatose victim.  

Kiera might appreciate the cop’s dimples and his commitment to the job, but only an idiot would agree to experience a rape-murder victim’s last memories. Kiera, it turns out, is that idiot. Dean’s dedication and calming presence challenge Kiera’s distrustful nature, and she finds herself falling for Dean even as he struggles with his own demons. 

Can two broken people find love? 

When the killer discovers Kiera’s on the case, he realizes she is exactly what he needs to relive his kills. Dean and the killer both close in on their targets, and it becomes a race to catch the monster before he catches Kiera.

The Color of Trauma is a thought-provoking paranormal romantic suspense novel with an unconventional heroine, dark themes, and psychological drama.

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“I’m not sure how much Ms. Morten has shared with you, but—”

Kiera lifted a finger; thankfully, her index. “Dr. Patty told us you had questions about memory reading as it might apply to one of your cases. Read memories aren’t admissible in court. You’re wasting your time.”

“I don’t need evidence like that,” Dean said, deciding not to point out that Patty hadn’t graduated yet and wasn’t, technically, a doctor.

“Whew,” the blond he didn’t recognize said. “It’s one of the frustrating things about what we do.” The memory surgeons all winced when she spoke, though the blond didn’t appear to notice.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

She beamed. “Amy Carter.”

“Do you mind telling me what’s your specialty?”

“Bitching and complaining,” Kiera replied in a tight voice.

Amy’s lips compressed, but she didn’t say anything. Was Kiera the group’s bully? Was that how she controlled the narrative? Everyone looked to her, even Patty.

Kiera sighed. “Dr. Schwartz is the expert in the field. Look into his research. Gilfoile and Roberts are hacks, and the rest don’t know shit but still want to capitalize on the memory-surgeon thing.”

He wrote down “Schwartz” in his notebook, surprised at her generosity. “Thank you.”

She stared at him with those blue eyes that didn’t blink enough. “That all?”

“Not quite.”

“Yeah, I figured.” She shook her head. “They don’t fully understand how memory works, so it’s going to be a while before they figure out how we’re able to access people’s memories and how they can be removed and kept in someone else’s mind. We can’t help you with the science stuff.”

“I’m more interested in how it works from a practical standpoint.” He directed his questions at everyone else, but the only one looking directly at him was Kiera. Fine. If he won her over, the others would follow. “I’m trying to ascertain what you can and can’t do.”

“Why?”

No time to finesse. With his attention still on Kiera, he handed Brittany Kolchek’s picture to Ramon and asked him to look and pass it on.

“I’ve never seen her before,” Ramon said. “Is she missing?”

Dean waited until everyone had viewed the photo, because he didn’t want to give them the opportunity to refuse.

Beth looked last, and she studied Brittany for several seconds. “She seems nice.” Then she walked the photo back to him.

“Her name is Brittany Kolchek,” he said. “She’s in a coma.” As a group, they cringed, even Kiera. Good—they cared. “The doctors say she won’t wake.”

“You don’t want information. You want one of us to jump into her memories,” Kiera said, her face as hard as her voice.

“We believe she’s the third victim of a serial killer targeting young women. All three scenes have little physical evidence. This might be our only chance to catch a break.” When nobody spoke or moved, he added, “He’ll kill again.”


About the Author: 

Hollie Smurthwaite is a paranormal romantic suspense author of The Color of Trauma and The Color of Betrayal. The Color of Trauma was the winner of the 2020 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project in adult fiction. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and too few pets. In past lives, she's been a checkout clerk, massage therapist, office manager, recruiter, magazine staff writer, pepper spray hawker, and belly dancer.












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