Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Bewitching Blitz- Exiles by LJ Ambrosio #Fiction #ComingofAgeFiction



Exiles
Reflections of Michael Trilogy
Book Three
LJ Ambrosio

Genre: Fiction/Coming-of-age
Publisher: Film Valor
Date of Publication: May 2024
Number of pages: 150
Word Count: 40,241
Cover Artist: Seamus C 

Book Description: 

In this final chapter, Ron's story concludes from Reflections on the Boulevard (2023). 

Michael's wish was for Ron to exile himself in the heart of Paris with its beautiful culture and citizens as they protest and fight for the soul of the city. 

Ron's journey is met with life-affirming friendships and lessons along the way. 

The final book in the Reflections of Michael Trilogy, which started with A Reservoir Man (2022).

Amazon      BN       Smashwords


About the Author:

Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio taught at 7 Universities. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.











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Monday, June 17, 2024

Now scheduling a one-month tour for Quest for Copia by E.P. Bellows #ChildrensFantasy

Now scheduling a one-month tour for Quest for Copia by E.P. Bellows

This tour will be July 8- August 5 (weekdays only)

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

review copy available


To participate in this tour please send:


Your blog name and url

A couple suggested dates during the tour

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Quest for Copia
John William Drake
Book Two
E.P. Bellows

Genre: Children’s Fantasy
Publisher: Azra’s Pith books
Date of Publication: 11/1/24
ISBN: 979-8865821205
ASIN: B0CLJ2BQDP
Number of pages: 197
Word Count: 38,000

Tagline: Join John William Drake and his friends on their Quest for the Lost City of Copia… but beware, something evil lurks in the shadows.

Book Description:

John William Drake believed there was something special about the medallion Celeste found. It chimed and sparkled in the sunlight. He was right; the medallion was from Copia, a lost city masked in time. Legendary tales were repeated of a golden city inhabited by Empyrean Wizards until it was plagued by dark sorcery when a meager fledgling magician by the name of Imperious the Great wandered in.

Some did not believe the city ever existed; others who knew better wanted it to stay lost. How did it all start? How would it end? The answer simmered for hundreds of years waiting for the right moment to escape.

John and Celeste were more than ready for another adventure. The journey to Copia was also a search for his missing father. They were unaware of just how dangerous their quest was until it was too late. The medallion’s power could bring the lost city to life again, unlocking the dark past dormant within its walls. The young explorers were in the middle of a battle of ancient sorcery that could end with an evil capable of destroying the realm and they held the key.



About the Author:

A little about me…

Let's see... When I was eight, I had a pet turkey. I used to take it with me on my short-lived paper route. Needless to say, I was terrible at delivering the paper. No one wanted a "Dollar Saver" with turkey poop splattered across the best coupons on the front page.

Books... "Treasure Island" is a fantastic pirate tale. I love just about anything by Roald Dahl. Who could ever leave out Tolkien? I would also like to thank C.S. Lewis for sending me on an unrelenting childhood quest for portals to amazing worlds.

I write fantasy stories for children. Yep - proud fantasy geek here. It's pretty darn awesome to escape to another realm with sorcerers and wizards for a chunk of the day. The underlying theme in my stories is empowerment and living purposefully. We all have that spark inside just waiting to shine ;)

When football is on I turn into a cookie-eating pottymouth. I have a theory that avocados are the Jedi of all foods. I also believe the aroma of garlic and butter sizzling in a pan is pure magic.

Last random nugget… few things make me smile more than chocolate, cheese, and a nice splash of vino... AND, if the Chargers would make it to the Super Bowl again - just once 









Now scheduling a two-week tour for A Tale of Something New by D. S. McColgan


Now scheduling a two-week tour for A Tale of Something New by D. S. McColgan

This tour will be July 2-16 (weekdays only)

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

review copy available on BookSirens


To participate in this tour please send:


Your blog name and url

A couple suggested dates during the tour

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A Tale of Something New
Book One
D. S. McColgan

Genre: paranormal fantasy, romantic, gaslamp
Publisher: A Tale of Ltd
Date of Publication: 22 March 2024
ISBN: 978-1-7385050-0-5 
ISBN: 978-1-7385050-1-2 
ASIN: B0CW1BZRZT 
Number of pages: 242
Word Count: 69’522

Cover Artist: Lukas Lauener 

Tagline: Saving a mysterious stranger might come back to bite her.

Book Description: 

Liliana is shocked to find a dying man in the middle of the forest, surrounded by the remains of a brutal fight. She brings him home to her father’s farm to nurse him back to health. However, when the stranger regains consciousness, he doesn’t remember who he is or how he came to be there.

Intrigued by the mystery of it all, Liliana sets out to discover who this handsome, well-mannered stranger is. Could he be the man who whisks her away and shows her the world? Or will whatever happened in the forest put her and everyone she loves in grave danger?


This is the start of a new supernatural fantasy series focusing on the decisions one woman has to make in her effort to balance love, morals, ambition and responsibilities as her world expands from her little cozy village to the events that span her continent.


About the Author:

D. S. McColgan emigrated from the Swiss mountains to Wales, where she now writes her stories surrounded by green hills, countless sheep and castles. She writes in German and English, and her short stories reside in the realm of fairy tales or magical realism. This year, she has published the first two books of her fantasy series: A Tale of Something New & A Tale of Something Red. 

If you are not afraid of blood and fancy a historical tale with slow-burn romance, secrets, authentic characters and atypical twists, you will love her series.








Now On Tour Space Cats: Making Enemies by Craig A. Price and Shayne Price + Exclusive Excerpt


June 17 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

June 18 Roxanne’s Realm 

June 19 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

June 20 Fang-tastic Books FB

June 21 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)

June 24 Lisa’s World of Books

June 25 Fang-tastic Books 

June 26 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

June 27 Sapphyria's Books

June 28 Bewitching Book Tours

July 1 Westveil Publishing 

July 2 Roxanne Rhoads FB

July 3 Liliyana Shadowlyn

July 4 Holiday

July 5 Roxanne Rhoads Instagram

July 8 The Pimpettes FB

July 9 I Smell Sheep (Guest Blog)

July 10 Kenyan Poet

July 11 The Bookworm

July 12 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

July 15 Supernatural Central (Interview)


Space Cats: Making Enemies
Space Cats Series 
Book One
Craig A. Price and Shayne Price

Genre: Sci-Fi, Middle Grade, YA
Publisher: Claymore Publishing
Date of Publication: 07/16/2024

ISBN: 9781946968111 
ISBN: 9781946968128 
ASIN: B0CSXTWH2H
Number of pages: 162
Word Count: 27,223

Cover Artist: Shayne Price with Craig’s typography.

Tagline: Cats are out to explore the galaxy… dogs are ready to protect it.

Book Description:

In the vast expanse of the galaxy, feline explorers from the Cat Exploration Corporation, led by the ambitious Blake, yearn to make their mark and unveil the secrets of uncharted space. All Blake desires is to honor his father's legacy and contribute to the endless curiosity of catkind. Meanwhile, Shadow, a loyal canine under the banner of the Tofferis Empire, is determined to pass his trials and stand as a stalwart guardian, protecting the very galaxy the cats seek to explore.

At the forefront of the Mineral Mining Corporation, Jade, a charismatic catsplorer, spearheads daring expeditions into uncharted territories. His mission: to unearth valuable minerals crucial for advancing feline exploration. Little do they know that their individual aspirations will intertwine in an unexpected political showdown, where cats and dogs are at the center of a cosmic power struggle.

As Blake, Shadow, and Jade navigate the complexities of interstellar politics, allegiances are tested, and the line between friend and foe blurs against the backdrop of unexplored galaxies. In "Space Cats: Making Enemies," the first installment of the series, these unsuspecting heroes find themselves entangled in a captivating space opera with a feline twist. Will they emerge victorious, or will the clash of paws and claws reshape the destiny of the cosmos? Embark on a thrilling journey that combines cosmic curiosity, canine loyalty, and the indomitable spirit of feline explorers. 

If you're a fan of space adventures where the stakes are as high as the humor is charming, "Space Cats: Making Enemies" awaits your cosmic companionship.


Claymore Publishing      Books2Read
 

Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/j1RNOYhlQtU   

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

Shadow shrugged. "Relax, Obsidian. We've done this a hundred times. What could go wrong?"

In the dim glow of the Lamorian moon, the tension hung thick in the air as Obsidian and Shadow guarded the cache of weapons they had been entrusted to distribute. The night was silent, except for the occasional rustle of leaves and the distant hum of the Lamorian wildlife.

Suddenly, the tranquility shattered as a group of shadowy figures emerged from the darkness, swiftly advancing toward the duo. The moonlight revealed their feline silhouettes, and the dogs tensed, realizing they were facing an unknown group of cats. The cats moved with a calculated precision, their eyes gleaming in the moonlight with an unsettling determination.

"Stay sharp, Shadow. We don't know who they are," Obsidian whispered, his ears perked, as he tightened his grip on his blaster.

The tension escalated as the cats closed in, and the dogs stood their ground, ready to defend the precious cargo. Without warning, the cats launched a coordinated attack, their swift movements and precise strikes catching Obsidian and Shadow off guard.

Blaster fire illuminated the night as the two sides clashed in a chaotic dance. Obsidian fought with seasoned expertise, countering each move with calculated precision, while Shadow, though less experienced, displayed impressive agility as he evaded attacks.

"This has to be the CFF. No one else is as coordinated. We need to get out of here and warn Rhazeos."

“The CFF?” Shadow asked.

“Cat Freedom Fighters.”

The sheer numbers of the cat intruders began to overwhelm the dogs. The felines moved with an uncanny synchronization, anticipating the dogs' every move. Despite their valiant efforts, Obsidian and Shadow found themselves gradually pushed back.

Shadow looked at Obsidian nervously. "But what about the weapons? Shouldn't we try to save them?"

Obsidian shook his head. "Our duty is to get back to Rhazeos and warn them of the attack. The weapons can be replaced, but if Rhazeos is caught off guard, it could be disastrous for our pack."

As they hurried back to their ship, they could hear the sounds of battle growing louder. Explosions rocked the ground beneath them, and Shadow stumbled as he tried to keep up with his mentor.

As they cautiously made their way through the ship, they encountered a group of cats led by a determined-looking one who looked like the leader. The two groups stared each other down, weapons at the ready.

"Hand over your weapons," the cat demanded. "We won't hurt you if you cooperate."

Obsidian laughed. "You think you can take on us dogs? You're outnumbered and outmatched."

 

 

About the Authors:

Craig A. Price Jr. is a USA Today bestselling author of Claymore of Calthoria Trilogy, Dragon's Call Trilogy, Dragonia Empire Series, Space Gh0st Adventures Series, and several other titles available in alternate realities. He loves to read, write, cast spells, and spend time with his beautiful wife and three children. He dreams to one day become a full-time wizard, but until then, he'll settle for being an author. With more than a dozen novels under his belt now, it's only a matter of time before he settles for world domination, but until then, you can follow his author journey as he takes over one reader's soul at a time.

Craig lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast, among the ravenous mosquitos, humidity, and deadly predators. If you spot him in the wild, he can be dangerous, but will often be tamed by a Mountain Dew and Reese's.

Shayne Price is the son of Craig A. Price, and hopes to one day become a Geologist. He likes to play sports and video games. He was behind all the plot in this book. He is a sophomore in high school and attends classes at the University of Alabama. 

 

 










Saturday, June 15, 2024

Now On Tour Nest of Thornes by Lorel Clayton #RomanticFantasy #Mystery #Paranormal #Steampunk


June 15 Serena Synn (Guest Blog)

June 15 Roxanne’s Realm

June 16 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

June 16 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

June 17 Sapphyria's Books

June 17 Liliyana Shadowlyn

June 18 Kenyan Poet

June 18 Westveil Publishing

June 19 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

June 20 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)

June 21 Supernatural Central (Interview)

June 21 Lisa’s World of Books

June 22 Fang-tastic Books

June 22 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

Nest of Thornes
Eva Thorne 
Book 5
Lorel Clayton

Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Mystery/Paranormal/Steampunk
Publisher: LC Books
Date of Publication: 15 June 2024
ISBN: 9780648676072
ASIN: B0D3ZRH22F
Number of pages: 351
Word Count: 73,249
Cover Artist: Clayton Colgin

Tagline: Coming home again can be a killer. 

Book Description: 

Eva Thorne saved the world but hopes no one remembers when she returns to Highcrowne six years later to start a new life. Low key this time. Right.

All she ever wanted was some independence, including the freedom to knock bad guys in the head when needed, but the private investigator gig never worked out for her. She has no choice but to try, yet again, when the Elf Queen commands her to track down the political rival plotting her assassination—there’s no proof but the queen knows someone wants her dead.

As if that wasn’t already the antithesis of a low-key case, the first egg produced by their near-extinct Avian rulers in centuries is stolen. Only the famed Eva Thorne can solve the case. No one understands that she’s not the same person she used to be. She’s been learning necromancy, not detective work, and they won’t think so highly of her when they realize she tried to bring back the God of Death, who they all fought so hard to defeat in the first place.


About the Author:

Lorel and Clayton were teen sweethearts, brought together by a fierce love of books (and hormones). Despite being married for almost 35 years, they are still madly in love and still writing. As writing partners, they meld logic, creativity, and genres. Fantasy, science-fiction, mystery, horror, steampunk, thriller, romance, classics … they read them all, and if they can mix them they will!

Still reading? Want to know more?

Lorel has a PhD in molecular biology and Once Upon a Time did cancer research before turning to the dark side (aka marketing), but she uses her powers for good, helping raise funds for charity. She loves books, movies and animals, and would gladly spend all day with a cat on her lap and the wind in her hair (Conan reference there), while tapping out a story on her keyboard. Or maybe a movie script. With coffee of course. And lots of chocolate!

Clayton is a classically trained painter turned digital artist who now glares at the AI generated images currently obliterating the slim chance artists once had of earning a living. Clayton is severely dyslexic but loves books and storytelling. He adds vast imagination and a discerning ear for effective prose to their creative collaboration, not to mention the book cover art.

Born and raised in the western United States, they traveled to Sydney, Australia in 1997 and never left, finding the sunshine and beaches of “Oz” too irresistible.

Look them up if ever you’re Down Under.

Website: https://lorelclayton.com/  

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorelclayton/

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Now On Tour Dragon Masters by E.W. Saloka #Fantasy #FantasyRomance



June 10 I Smell Sheep (Guest Blog)

June 10 Lisa’s World of Books

June 11 Kenyan Poet

June 11 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

June 12 Supernatural Central (Interview)

June 12 Latteandbookz

June 13 The Pimpettes FB

June 13 Lisa Everyday Reads

June 14 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

June 14 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)

June 17 Fang-tastic Books 

June 18 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

June 19 Roxanne’s Realm 

June 20 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

June 20 The Bookworm

June 21 Serena Synn (Guest Blog)

June 21 Sapphyria's Books

June 24 Westveil Publishing 

June 24 Liliyana Shadowlyn



Dragon Masters 
Silver Leaf Legacy 
Book One
E.W. Saloka

Genre: Fantasy romance
Publisher:  E.W. Saloka
Date of Publication:  May 29, 2024
ASIN: B0D36GY51W
Number of pages: 260
Word Count:  112,395
Cover Artist:  Blue Valley Author Services

Tagline:  Let the Games Begin 

Book Description: 

Zach was an ordinary guy living a mundane life. Attending classes, playing video games, and hanging out with his friends at Sal’s Pizza. Typical stuff for a fifteen-year-old, until one snowy night when a winged horse suddenly appeared. After that, nothing would ever be the same. Orcs, wizards, and dragons!   

Zach couldn't believe this was his new norm. Now instead of playing fantasy games, he was living one.

So, when he receives an invitation to join an elite group of Dragon Riders, things really heat up, especially when he meets two beautiful girls vying for his attention. The sweetly innocent Shanna, and Lux, an enchanting, but mysterious fae.

Zach didn't know how to ride a dragon; he couldn’t follow a manual online. No "How to Ride a Dragon in Six Easy Steps" guide. It was no wonder Dredd called him “Kid”
.
Dredd Domino, the Dragon Masters’ Champion. with an attitude and swagger to match his celebrity status. Droves of girls willing to do anything to be with their hero. But Dredd only desired an ethereal beauty who played dangerous games with the dragon rider’s heart.
 
The Dragmar Wizard told Zach, that receiving an invitation to join the Valdorian Order of Elite Riders was a high honor. Only a select group of dragon riders were chosen to participate in their annual death-defying race. Refusing their request would be an insult to the Race Council and not taken lightly. Once a rider was selected, there was no turning back. Not ever.

Enter the realm of Brandiss-Dor where intrigue, steamy romances, and prophecies abound. Family bloodlines and secrets steeped in the legacy of the coveted Silver Leaf lie within. Some will lie, steal, and even kill for it.

Book One of the Silver Leaf Legacy ends on a cliffhanger.  Dragon Masters is a mash-up of cozy and epic fantasy with heart-stopping romance.  Tropes are snarky dragons, forbidden love, love triangles, and morally grey villains.

Are you ready to take flight?



About the Authors:

E.W. Saloka are writers, artists, conceptual designers, and a husband and wife team.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Brandiss-Dor. Their Silver Leaf Legacy series is the culmination of twenty years of working in the fantasy collectible industry. William began sculpting professionally several years ago with fantasy being his preferred subject.

Elaine began writing the storylines to accompany William's sculptures for his art shows and Ren Faires. Eventually, those stories grew into an outline for Dragon Masters. William is a dragon expert so she relies on his expertise to bring the dragons to life in their story. Between his fantasy and her romance their characters shine.

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Now On Tour Heart of the Wolf by A. Mariposa #PNR #ParanormalRomance


June 10 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

June 11 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)

June 12 Roxanne Rhoads FB

June 13 Supernatural Central (Interview)

June 14 I Smell Sheep (Guest Blog)

June 17 The Pimpettes FB

June 18 Lisa’s World of Books

June 19 Fang-tastic Books 

June 20 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

June 21 Roxanne’s Realm 

June 24 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

June 25 Sapphyria's Books

June 26 Bewitching Book Tours

June 27 Westveil Publishing 

June 28 Liliyana Shadowlyn

July 1 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

July 2 Kenyan Poet

July 3 The Bookworm

July 3 Serena Synn (Guest Blog)

July 4 Holiday

July 5 Latteandbookz

July 8 Fang-tastic Books FB

July 8 Lisa Everyday Reads



Heart of the Wolf
Black River Moon
Book One
A. Mariposa

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Black Butterfly
Date of Publication: 05/31/2024
ISBN: 9780999310298
ASIN: B0D1FKQ35J
Number of pages: 300
Word Count: 120,000
Cover Artist: Theresa Shreffler

Tagline: A steamy paranormal romance about forbidden first love!

Book Description: 

Maddy Donovan is trying to survive her senior year of high school. Her life is far from normal. Her stepdad is a shameless alcoholic. The power bill is due. And she has a math test tomorrow. She's living in survival mode, and she has no time to date that spicy older guy who keeps coming by the hardware store. What's his name again? Right. Gareth Delarosa. Black hair, hazel eyes, over six feet tall--guys that hot don't belong in Black River. He's been her secret crush for the last five years, but there's an age gap, and he's way off limits.

But it seems like fate has other plans. When Gareth saves her life the night of a break-in, she wakes up in his bedroom, in his bed, wearing his shirt. Her secret fantasy is staring her in the face. Oh wait, he's a werewolf? Right. Seems like her luck. True love is about to upend her world.

Welcome to a love story about crossing boundaries, taking risks, healing from trauma and learning to live on the wild side. This is not your grandma's love story! 

Recommended for readers 18+, contains spicy scenes and adult content.


About the Author: 

A. Mariposa is penname for YA Fantasy writer, T. L. Shreffler. She writes Paranormal Romance that's steamy, spicy, a bit gritty, a little messy, and a whole lot of Happily Ever After! Her first PNR series The Wolves of Black River can be described as Shameless meets True Blood. For fans of Alpha males, shifter romance, forbidden first loves and historic small towns, this series is for you. <3