Archive for November, 2017

THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

THE SECRET, BOOK & SCONE SOCIETY
by Ellery Adams
Genre: Cozy Mystery

When a visiting businessman is found dead, bookstore owner Nora Pennington forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others, to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise.

The silence around us makes my stomach twist…

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

 

16-year-old Eridale Storm must leave the only home she’s ever known and brave the dangers of the unknown wilds to escape capture by Imperial soldiers.
The only safe place is with her mother, who abandoned her to lead the freedom movement when Eridale was just a child. On her journey, Eridale learns that she holds a key role in the confilct between the Empire and the Freedom Fighters. Her choices could lead the people back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.
Can Eridale face the heritage that will define the rest of her life?

 

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Melanie is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one. She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that feeds her imagination.

When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her book.

 

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Scot tugs at my elbow, urging me toward another natural passageway that widens into an open space twice the size of the previous cavern. I stare up at the rounded ceiling above my head. The formation appears natural though the six hollowed openings all around the edges do not. Each of the six openings has a man-made desk situated in it, and each opening looks like it serves a specific purpose. Some have computer screens attached to the wall, others have devices that look like strange ear muffs.

Before I can find out more, Scot leads me down the dimly lit hall to the left. With each step my body tenses. If these people aren’t who they say they are, I’m in big trouble. I scan the area, mentally mapping my surroundings and searching for the best possible escape routes. My fingers tighten on my bow. I take a breath to calm the rising paranoia, telling myself that if they were the enemy, they wouldn’t take a chance leaving me armed.

We turn a corner and enter another cavern. This one is more than triple the size of the first. The whole stinking mountain must be hollow. Several levels of openings, each with their own group of busy people, rise above me to the ceiling nearly forty feet overhead.

My mouth drops open, and my eyes dart around the room, trying to take in everything all at once. On one side of the cave, six computers surround a screen similar to the one Melami used to show Leahli and me the information about Mericon. The people at the computers watch the screen intently, accompanied by a low murmur of voices. Opposite the computers I notice a short passage to another room where, at a glance, I make out all sorts of gadgets and equipment.

On the second level people move around dressed in white coats, and I wonder if they are medicine men and women, or doctors as Tolaree’s textbooks termed them. I turn in a circle, craning my neck to see what is on the third and fourth levels, but my limited height hides them from view.

As I turn, the murmur of voices slows and eventually stops. The eerie silence captures my attention. My gaze comes full circle to meet a slightly older but otherwise mirror-image version of myself. Everything from the petite frame right down to the flaming red hair and violet eyes is the same. My mother, Guinolen Storm.

Now that I regard her in person, I notice the subtle differences between us. Her milky white skin is much paler than mine, and her hair is much tamer and more controlled, with a lot less curl. She’s a fraction of an inch shorter than me, and her mouth is heart-shaped while mine is more oval.

The silence around us makes my stomach twist, and I shift my feet.

Guinolen smiles. “Eridale.”

Her smooth voice holds a lilting hint of an accent. As it sounds across my ears, a thousand brief memories assault me. I remember that voice singing softly in the darkness. I remember it crying as well as fighting. I remember it pledging love to Tanier McClough and later telling me I have a sister. Tears spring to my eyes as these memories flood in, momentarily pushing the harsher feelings back. That lasts for about five seconds before all the longing, sorrow, frustration, and anger return with a vengeance. I swallow hard, working to rein in my tumultuous emotions.

My voice is flat and emotionless when I respond. “Mom.”

 

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Each new twist will draw you further under its spell

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Pink
Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats
by
Carla Rehse
Genre:
YA Urban Fantasy
 
Witches
must bond with humans in order to produce children—and once the
bond is made, it cannot easily be broken.

 

 


Imagine
seventeen-year-old Gracie Mason’s surprise when she accidentally
bonds with a witch named Asher. Sure, he’s cute, but that’s
beside the point. She’s not gonna settle for a guy just because
she’s magically bound to him.

 

 

To
dissolve the bond, Gracie must seek out another witch to perform a
magical rite. However, matters become considerably more complicated
when witches begin turning up dead. Wanting nothing more than to get
on with her life, Gracie must now team up with her new witchy friend
and wade deeper into a complex world of enchantment and
intrigue.

 

 

Pink
Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats is an enthralling story of magic,
mystery, and murder—and each new twist will draw you further under
its spell.

 

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Although
not a native Texan, Carla prides herself on having mastered the
correct usage of “y’all” and “bless your heart.”

 

 


Carla
is owned by a persnickety kitty, who rules the computer keyboard and
only allows Carla to write when demands for cat treats are met.

 

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As libraries burned, she dared defend the light of knowledge

Monday, November 27th, 2017
Hypatia
of Alexandria
The
Legendary Women of World History #8
by
Laurel A. Rockefeller
Genre:
YA Historical Fiction
 
Teacher.
Philosopher. Astronomer.
Born
in 355 CE. In the aftermath of Constantine’s reign Hypatia of
Alexandria lived in a collapsing Rome Empire, a world where obedience
to religious authorities trumped science, where reason and logic
threatened the new world order. It was a world on the edge of the
Dark Ages. As libraries burned, she dared defend the light of
knowledge.
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Born,
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide. 

 

 


With
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.


 

In
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.

 

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Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Dial
Meow for Murder
A
Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #2
by
Bethany Blake
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
 
Even
an experienced pet sitter like Daphne Templeton can be fooled by
animal behavior: how can an adorably tiny fuzz ball named Tinkleston
be capable of sudden flying leaps with cat claws bared? But human
behavior remains even more mysterious, especially when Tinkleston’s
owner is murdered on the night of a gala fundraiser for Fur-ever
Friends Pet Rescue.
Accompanied
by her unflappable basset hound, Socrates, Daphne plans to take
charge of Tinks the Terror and leave the crime-solving to handsome
detective Jonathan Black. But while luring the prickly Persian out of
hiding, she uncovers clues that might take suspicion off her own
mother. Maeve Templeton already has a reputation as a killer—in
real estate. How far would she go to bag Sylvan Creek’s most
coveted property, the Flynt Mansion?
To
expose the truth, Daphne finds herself donning a deranged clown
costume on an autumnal adventure that might just be crazy enough to
work—if it doesn’t get her killed.
Includes
recipes for homemade dog treats!
Doggone
charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New
York Times 
bestselling
author on Death
by Chocolate Lab
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I found Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake the most interesting book I have read lately. It has all kinds of quirky characters that keep you interested and alert to what will happen next. It’s a pet’s lover Eden and a fantastic story to keep you warm on a winter day. Dial Meow for Murder is a story to be read by teens and adults alike. The writing is clean and wholesome. I enjoyed the story and the telling and recommend it to anyone who likes to read clean murder mysteries. It will become your and your family’s favorite story.

Dial Meow for Murder is the story of Daphne a pet lover and chef. She likes to cook for humans and for their pets and both love her concoctions. She has two special friends, a detective, Jonathan Black, and a surf guy by the name of Dylan. The one wants to protect her even from herself and the other wants her to go somewhere over the rainbow and be free with him.

Her life seems normal, with her sister, friend and mother who keep her busy…that is until she finds the first dead body in the mysterious Flint Mansion and a skeleton woman starts stalking her. Dial Meow for Murder by Bethany Blake is a great murder mystery.

 
Bethany
Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband
and three daughters. When she’s not writing, cooking for pets and
people or riding horses, she’s wrangling a menagerie of furry family
members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind
goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton,
the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and
operates a pet sitting business called Barkley’s Premium Pet Care.

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Love might indeed be the only salvation

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
The
Dear Departed
by
Anne Roebuck
Genre:
Historical Paranormal Romance
 
The
widows of Victorian era San Francisco are dying of decidedly
unnatural causes, and to expose the culprit Virginia Paley must
partner with the darkly mysterious Jonathan Bradshaw, entering a
world of occult rituals and unexplainable phenomena—and magical
love. 

 

 


BEYOND
THE VEIL

 

 

Young
widow Virginia Paley has no interest in attending the séances at The
Society for Eternal Love, but the women of the society are dying
mysteriously in their sleep, leaving their fortunes to Professor
Arthur Chadwick, its charismatic medium. As her aunt might very well
become the next victim, Virginia will do whatever she must to ensure
that doesn’t happen. She will even join forces with the darkly
mysterious Jonathan Bradshaw.

 

 

From
the moment he spies her, Jonathan is smitten. But romance is
impossible. Mrs. Paley is a respectable woman, and he himself is
outside of society, an orphan, an ex-thief and a true wizard, able to
hypnotize with a word and even separate his spirit from his body. No,
he must instead remain focused on his goal, avenging his mentor’s
death. But, facing a foe with power over demonic forces and
Virginia’s very life in the balance, love might indeed be the only
salvation.

 

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From
my first poem at age 10 and my first short story at age 12, I can’t
help writing about my two favorite things – magic and love. An
unrepentant nerd, I started out in biomedical research but ended up
writing software manuals instead. I spent many years as a member of
science fiction and historical reenactment groups and I have been at
various times a Renaissance scholar, a druidess, a pirate wench, a
saloon floozy, a belly dancer and a chain-mail wearing warrior
maiden.

 

 


Still,
my first love is writing stories. It doesn’t matter whether the
story is set in the middle ages, Victorian times, the present day or
far in the future. If it has both love and magic in it, I will write
about it. I write not only romance but young adult historical fantasy
under the name of Ann Finnin.

 

 

I’m
a native of Southern California, and I live in the hills above Los
Angeles with my husband of forty years, Dave (a man who gave me an
electric typewriter as a wedding present) and a dog of Indeterminate
Breed named Rufus.

 

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There are still a few who are not dead…Yet

Friday, November 24th, 2017
Not Dead Yet
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 4
by Samie Sands
Genre: Horror, Post- Apocalyptic
The
AM13 Outbreak has affected everywhere, the entire world has
experienced infection.

 

Victims
of the virus are no longer human, they’ve changed, become something
scientifically impossible. With their loss of human function and
their new lust for flesh, there’s only one word to describe
them…


 

Zombies.


 

The
world is divided as everyone tries to work out how to survive. Many
have already lost their lives 


in
the fight, but there are still a few who are not dead…

 

 

Yet!


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the AM13 Outbreak Series!
Lockdown
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 1
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Forgotten
AM13 Outbreak Series
Book 2
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Extinct
AM13 Outbreak Series
Book 3
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Samie
Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently
decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new
way by writing.

 

 


She has a degree
in Media Studies and PR and has already had articles published in a
number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie
Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number
of successful projects.

 

 

She lives
in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain
inspiration from new places and different cultures.

 

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What if you could foresee death? 

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Second
Sight
Hollows
Ground Book 1
by
J.A. Culican
Genre:
Epic Urban Fantasy, Romance
 
What
if you could foresee death? 
Mirela
can prophesy the death of whomever she sees. At thirteen, Ela
foretold the death of her best friend, only to watch it happen before
her very eyes. Ela, now twenty-one, spends her days locked away in
her apartment, avoiding the public and the gift she considers a
curse. 
 

 

Until he appears. 


 

 

Luka
Conway is handsome. Charming. And magical. After Ela predicts yet
another death, Luka leads her to an underground city hidden beneath
Atlanta, populated by empaths, telepaths, and seers. Luka is a Shade,
a soldier fighting a secret war against the Wraiths, a deadly group
of sorcerers who wish to take over the world. Ela is given no choice;
she must prove herself a Shade, and use her powers for the light, or
she will be put to death. Resolved to her fate, Ela trains as a
warrior, determined to put her curse to good use. 


 

 

Then
Talon Michaels appears. He’s just as dashing as Luka, and even more
dangerous. A Wraith, Talon warns Ela that the Shades aren’t all what
they appear. Who can Ela trust, if anyone? Should her powers be used
for good…or evil? Which should she choose? 


 

 

Full
of action, adventure, and romance, Second Sight is an exciting young
adult epic fantasy. It’s sure to please fans of USA Today bestselling
author J.A. Culican’s The Keeper of Dragons series.


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J.A.
Culican is a USA Today Bestselling author of the middle grade fantasy
series Keeper of Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series
catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling
author on the USA Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully
earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades
include Best Fantasy Book of 2016, Runner-up in Reality Bites Book
Awards, and 1st place for Best Coming of Age Book from the Indie book
Awards. 

 

 


J.A.
Culican holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Niagara
University, in which she has been teaching special education for over
11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness
non-profit Puzzle Peace United. J.A. Culican resides in Southern New
Jersey with her husband and four young children.

 

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Facing death, believing in love, and hoping in magic…

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Thread
of a Spider
by
D.L. Gardner
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
 
TEENS
ENLIST THE FAE TO WIN A WAR IN IRELAND
 

 

When
all attempts to save her fiance fail, Ailis must rely on the magic of
the forest folk. 


  

 

Following
an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops
burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for
murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen.
Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous
obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to
find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival
rests on the magic of the Fae.


 

 

˃˃˃
A bitter uprising in Ireland is taking place and two siblings are
tossed in the battle, facing death, believing in love, and hoping in
magic. 


 

 

 


1920
found Ireland at the peak of tensions that had been building for
centuries. Famine, tyranny and strife robbed the Irish of their
homes, their lives and their country. Four years after the Easter
Rising, pressure became so great, that the southern Irish took up
arms against the British and fought for a free nation. Thread of a
Spider, a historical fantasy, weaves history and Irish myth together
to tell a story about two teenage siblings caught in the war and
swathed in the legends of Erie.˃˃˃ A fantasy based on history
woven with rich Irish lore.

 

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With
a passion for a good wholesome story, Gardner dives into the adult
and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and
an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Dabbling in screenwriting, she’s won screenings and a trophy for some
of her film projects. 

 

 


She
loves a tale that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships,
spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for
young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.

 

 

D.L.
Gardner is a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy
publication Amazing Stories
Magazine

 

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/author/DianneGardner/
 

 

 


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How could I have known evil walked my streets and would soon rip apart my world?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Of
Dreams and Dragons
by
Karpov Kinrade
Genre:
YA Epic Fantasy
 
From
USA Today bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, 
Of
Dreams and Dragons
 begins
an incredible tale of magic and wonder and love. For fans of 
Throne
of Glass
Harry
Potter
,
and 
Game of
Thrones
,
experience a story of epic proportions. 

 

 


The
day darkness descends into my life begins like any other.


 

Taking
care of the kids I call my own. Fighting fires in my small Northern
California town. How could I have known evil walked my streets and
would soon rip apart my world?

 

 

But
death comes for us all, and when a stranger with mysterious abilities
shows up demanding payment for a promise I never made, I refuse. When
he kidnaps my baby sister, I fight back.

 

 

And
I discover the power of the dragons within me.

 

 

Now,
I must leave everything behind and travel to a world of magic and
wonder in order to train with a charismatic dragon lord, in the hopes
that one day…

 

 

I
can save my sister.

 

 

Or
make her killer pay with blood.

 

 

But
nothing in this world is what it appears. And my closest friends are
keeping secrets from me.

 

 

Secrets
that could tear the worlds apart.

 

 

“Absolutely
amazing!”
 – Kayla
Erickson ★★★★★

 

 

“A
book I would read again and again”
 –
Alyssa
Williams ★★★★★

 

 

“run
out and grab a copy”
 
Mindy S ★★★★★

 

 

“Karpov
Kinrade’s words are magic, painting a picture in your mind that stays
forever.”
 
Courtney Cole, New York Times bestselling author

 

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Karpov
Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife entertainment duo
Lux and Dmytry Karpov-Kinrade, aka The KK Duo.

 

 


Together,
they write award-winning, internationally and USAT bestselling books,
make music, create art, write screenplays and direct — all the
things.


 

Look
for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Vampire Girl series, The
Nightfall Chronicles and The Forbidden Trilogy. If you’re looking
for their suspense and romance titles, you’ll find those under Alex
Lux.

 

 

Check
out their music by clicking on the Music tab.

 

 

They
live in wine country California with their three offspring who have
crazy creative genius oozing out of them in the form of music, art,
performance, and all the things, and too many cats who all think they
rule the world (spoiler alert: they do).

 

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Is magic gone from the world? Was it ever here?

Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Moonstone
Wolfmoon
Book 1
By
Nikki Broadwell
Genre:
Fantasy Romance
 
Is
magic gone from the world? Was it ever here? Read Moonstone and you
might just believe in magic again! Fans of Juliet Marillier’s
‘Daughter of the Forest’ series will find themselves right at
home.

 

 


Finna
is pregnant and proud of herself for being strong enough to kick out
the father of her child. But when her absent mother shows up and
tells her that her baby needs to be blessed by the moon goddess to
keep her safe, Finna’s newfound confidence disappears. The Otherworld
her mother describes sounds tantalizing. And by the time Finna
discovers the truth it is too late. Her only hope is to make it out
alive.

 

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Willow
Wolfmoon
Book 2
 
Maeve’s
dreams are waking her in the middle of the night. And consulting a
psychic does little to help. But when a shipment of paintings arrives
in the gallery where she works her mind really begins to unravel.
What she sees in one of those paintings has to be an hallucination.
How could she be seeing herself running with wolves in the background
of a landscape simply hanging on the wall? Little does she know what
lies ahead. 
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Raven
Wolfmoon
Book 3
 
A
cold and callous tyrant has taken over Otherworld leaving death and
destruction in his wake. The only hope is a prophecy written
centuries before. But the woman named hasn’t a clue. How can a
green girl from the States come to grips with a destiny she didn’t
even know existed? 

 

 


Maeve
is oblivious of all of it as she travels to Scotland. All she can
think about is her boyfriend, Harold who she left behind. But what
lies ahead includes him too, and will take both Maeve and Harold into
a dangerous world they could never have imagined.

 

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Faery
Wolfmoon
Book 4
 
Maeve
and Harold are about to be tested. Between the birth of their baby
girl and Maeve’s obsession with the faery known as the ‘love
talker’ lie many twisted paths. When the elven queen becomes part
of the equation it takes more than love to reweave what’s been
unraveled. A Fae civil war brings Harold’s alter ego, King Kenneth
MacAlpin, to the fore, possibly ruining Maeve and Harold’s
relationship forever. Danger abounds, bringing with it hard decisions
and possibly death.
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I
graduated with a BA in art and English from Sonoma State University
in California. I’ve been an avid reader since I first learned how and
a writer from my early teenage years on. I’ve had several art related
businesses, including greeting cards and more recently a silk
painting business. When I began to write in earnest I put aside the
art, concentrating only on the writing.

 

 


I’ve
traveled a lot over the years, finding inspiration wherever I go.
Scotland holds a special place in my heart, hence the setting for
“The Moonstone”. I had to make a 4th trip there to do
research as I was putting the book together!

 

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A terrorist attack changes everything – an attack from aliens of all things

Friday, November 17th, 2017
Displaced
The
Achlivan Cycle Book 1
by
Cloud S. Riser
Genre:
SciFi, YA Romance
 
Chevelle
Donahue thought going into work would be just like any other boring
day at the mall. Sure, there was her annoying co-worker Wicken
Sanders, and a promotional visit from teen heartthrob Timber Hudson,
to watch and keep her entertained. But who was she kidding? Working
retail was lame no matter what happened. A terrorist attack changes
everything – an attack from aliens of all things. The patrons are
given two options: comply or else. Complying means giving in to a new
set of rules and changing her entire life. “Or else” means
she has no chance of going home again. She must figure out the truth
behind why the aliens are holding everyone hostage. In doing so, she
risks her chance at freedom – but by the time she learns what’s
really happening, she might not want it.
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Invited
The
Achlivan Cycle Book 2
 
It’s
been three months since Chevelle Donahue, Wicken Sanders, and Timber
Hudson were taken from Earth by the Achlivans – an alien race
kidnapping humans in the name of preserving as much of Earth as
possible before it is destroyed.

 

 


Wicken
has been sold to another alien race – The Gorgachan – and their way
of life is no where near as peaceful as the Utopia the Achlivans have
set up. While he tries to figure out a way back home to his beloved
Chevelle, he is caught in the middle of a fight that shouldn’t
involve him. 


 


Meanwhile,
Chevelle and Timber work together to find a way to bring Wicken back
home again, along with how they can save their families back on
Earth. Someone on the Achlivan ship is working against them and their
happily ever after. Timber and Chevelle must choose between their own
desires and doing the right thing – and each must prepare to give the
performance of their lives if they’re going to survive.

 

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Timber
Hudson must come to terms with the loss of his family and friends
while at the same time being tasked with his greatest challenge:
saving humanity from becoming mindless drones. It’d be a lot easier
if Rumor would keep her nose in her own business and in prison where
it belongs.


 


Meanwhile,
Chevelle and Wicken must choose sides. One offers them the chance to
rebuild Earth from the ground up, and the other will return them to
Sanctuary to be with their family and friends. Neither choice is as
black and white as it seems.

 

 

And
all must face great dangers.

 

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Cloud
S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.
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She can only hope to survive the danger she faces

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

 

Thirty-four year old Vicki Laramie must learn to trust before she can love, but she might die trying.
 

While Vicki’s children grapple with the death of their father
— a man whom she’s successfully fabricated as loving, a lie her rebellious teenager recognizes — she must find a way to support her family and find a
role model for her boys. She never intends to fall for Staff Sergeant Chase, her best friend’s son, who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
She’d much rather choose a safer man to love, but her children have a voice in the decision she makes. With two deaths to deal with, a suitor after her money, a rebellious son, and Sergeant Chase’s repeated attacks, she can only hope to survive the danger she faces. If she doesn’t, her children will be left without either parent.

 

 

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Shaunna Gonzales currently resides with her family in the greater Seattle area. Married over thirty years, her role as wife and mother of four continue to be her priorities.
A storyteller in her youth, she endevored to extend her love of stories to the written word and in 2005 began to write her first novel. Though that manuscript will remain buried, she has continued to learn.
Once told by her doctors that she would never leave her wheelchair — due to her Multiple sclerosis. It has been tucked in a closet while she continues on. (In other words muddles on.)
 
Shaunna has worked as a professional reviewer for InD’Tales eMagazine for three years. In 2012 she also served as the vice president of Moonwriters, the on-line chapter of American Night Writers Association (ANWA) She prefers to write romantic fiction and has ventured into the romantic suspense, and time-travel genres. Her debut novel, Dark Day s of Promise was released by Desert Breeze Publishing in 2012 re-released 2015.
Although she prefers to spend her days writing, she is willing to share what she has learned from the school of life and is often found “giving back.” 
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Author Interview

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?

I’m thinking it was in 1983. I was counseled against not to be a writer then, because that was before the advent of the home computers. So I didn’t pursue it at that time. I really set down to write in 2005 after reading a novel that was so bad I threw it across the room with a defiant stomp of my foot ( pretty awesome for a wheelchair bound individual.) I said “I could write better than this!” My hubby said “Then why don’t you?” That was how I started writing and although my early attempts will never see the light of day, I still have them.

 

How many books do you have out, and do you have a favorite?

I’m guessing seven. but my favorite character is still in the wings with my fantasy read. I guess Gideon is my favorite because I have lived with him longer than any of the rest of them.

 

How do you come up with character names? 

Wow, I really don’t think of that much. I find myself looking at the name that scroll after a movie. But usually I have names that resonate with me for one reason of another. I remember Farley–that was a surname of a beloved author in my youth and one my sister came up with.

 

Do you have a favorite author?

I don’t have a favorite author. I guess I’m drawn more by the books cover.

 

 

What is some of your favorite or memorable books that you’ve read?

I’m thinking of Jane Austin and her Pride and Prejudice

 

What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had passed to you?

 

Write up to the caliber of writing you would read yourself, over and over again. I never received that tidbit and if I had, I may not have my second book out yet but that would be okay. You see, I’m terribly disappointed in the caliber of writers that have flooded the market now.

 

Do you have any pets? I don’t have any pets currently although I had three shih-tzus recently. They have all gone the way of the world.

 

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Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he’s out of his mind

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
The
Divinity of Anila
The
Musings Book 1
by
Cloud S. Riser
Genre:
YA Paranormal
 
–My
name is Anila. Up until a few days ago, I thought I was just like
every other teenage girl. Seriously, life was awesome. I was popular,
had great grades, and was on my way to getting a scholarship to one
of the top universities in the state. Then my boyfriend decided to go
crazy on me, and I end up in a car with some other guy who claims
magic is real. Crazy, is what I say. Pretty sure he’s out of his
mind. I–

 

 


–Hold
on a minute, Nila is not giving me a fair chance. The name is Bailey,
and I’m not crazy. I’m a Muse. And so is she. That’s why her
boyfriend got uber possessive on her. Muses inspire the best in
others, and without control over their magic, a Muse can be pretty
addictive to hang around.

 

 

Which
is why I’m here, to teach Nila how to control that magic so she
doesn’t cause any more problems with the every day humans. See–

 

 

–I
hate how he says every day humans like I’m not one of them. Oh, and
get this, I apparently can’t touch him, even just a tiny bit, because
we might create magical sparks…or something?–

 

 

–Look
at all the things she doesn’t know about being a Muse. The sparks
help us find our soul mate. Do I need to explain why I don’t need her
touching me right now? We just met. Besides, it’s common courtesy.
Keep your hands to yourself.

 

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S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
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never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.
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Does survival even matter when you’re already broken beyond repair?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

 

My love of storytelling traces
back to my step-mother, who spun wonderful fantasy stories when I was child. I
finished my first novel at sixteen. That first attempt was terrible, but taught
me quite a bit about story construction. Though I would start numerous other
projects in the following years, I wouldn’t actually complete another book for
another 21 years. 

I wasn’t idle in that time, though. I earned a degree in engineering, married the love of my life, worked as a semi- truck driver crisscrossing the country, moved from Texas to North Dakota and then came back home. 
It’s been a fun and interesting journey. I really enjoy engineering, but writing was my first passion, and I’m excited to share it with you.
I currently live in West Texas with my wife and our two adorable (but weird) cats.
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“No one knows how human genetics evolved to create Mirrors. No one knows how the evidence of a criminal’s last horrendous act can be confirmed in a single gaze of a child’s silvered eyes. But just because science can’t explain something doesn’t mean it
can’t be used, and this gift is simply too valuable to ignore.
Twins Thomas and Ashley Ross have grown up knowing they would
be used as Mirrors for the “good” of humanity. When their powers mature at age
twelve, they are taken weekly to fulfill their role. By reliving the most heinous crimes from a perpetrators’ perspective, they alone can assure that no innocent people will be executed, and that the worst offenders are not set free due to lack of
evidence.
Justice is not without cost, however. Taking on the memories of others is a destructive process, one that quickly consumes the children involved until most take their own lives. As despair threatens to drown Thomas and Ashley, a distant hope keeps them from succumbing: If they can make it to their eighteenth birthday, their contract with the government will be fulfilled. Changing views on the morality of their role threatens to tear them apart, but the twins struggle to cling to each other and try to construct a fragile life above the weekly flood of horrors. 

As their work takes it toll, however, a new question emerges: does survival even matter when you’re already broken beyond repair?”

 
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Noelle has one cardinal rule─never, ever celebrate the holidays

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Running
in Snow:
A
Holiday Novella
by
Renee Regent
Genre:
Women’s Fiction, Romance
 
Two
heartwarming tales of love and redemption. And snow.
 

 

Noelle’s
Promise


Does
your past define the future?

 

Noelle
has one cardinal rule─never, ever celebrate the holidays. But now
she’s promised to spend them with her boyfriend, Logan, and his
extended family. As the festivities begin, bad memories surface. She
manages to suppress her anxiety and join in the celebrations, until
an unexpected incident sends her fleeing into the night. Can she
overcome her past before it ruins her future?

 

 

Eve’s
Hope

 

Can
a holiday be unlucky every year?


When
her heater goes out in the middle of a rare Atlanta snowstorm,
reclusive Eve accepts the invitation to her handsome neighbor’s
party. Expecting to be bored to tears, she encounters a few surprises
before the countdown to midnight begins. Can she survive just one New
Year’s Eve without her bad luck kicking in?

 

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for business, but never lost her love of writing stories. Being an
incurable romantic, she now writes stories about mismatched people
who beat the odds to be together, with a surprising twist or two.
Renee
lives in Atlanta with her husband, three cats and four turtles. When
not working or writing, she can be found sitting on her deck enjoying
nature. Wine may or may not be involved….
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They become allies to fight for their right to co-exist

Monday, November 13th, 2017
Jack
& Hyde
The
Tracings Series Book 1
by
Cloud S, Riser
Genre:
YA Paranormal
 
Double,
or…. Something

 

For
the most part of his life, Jack Anderson has been plagued by a
mysterious disease that makes him a weakling and unable to live the
normal life of a teenager. Over the summer, he is shipped off by his
parents to a special hospital located in a remote desert-like area
where he is to undergo a groundbreaking treatment. After enduring
months of questionable medical experiments performed by a group of
doctors who are supposed to help him get better but in reality are
keeping him sick on purpose all in the name of medical research, Jack
escapes from the clandestine medical facility and heads for
home. 


While
Jack was being experimented on against his will, a clone of himself
named Hyde was sent to his hometown as an imposter. Enter Jack’s
good friend Kayle — “The Freakazoid” — and Claire — Jack’s
longtime girlfriend — who begin to see the chinks in facade. To
complicate matters, Hyde can’t stand the sight of Claire and begins
to develop romantic feelings for Kayle. 


When
Jack returns home, he comes face to face with his clone and while at
first the two boys can’t stand the sight of one another, they soon
stumble upon the plan to destroy them both and become allies to fight
for their right to co-exist. 


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S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
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stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.
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Drafted as a doughboy in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign

Monday, November 13th, 2017

 

Joshua Henry Bates, a young teacher of a country school, wonders if there will be more to his life. Yes, there are summers away from the farm, attending the University of Utah, dancing at Saltair, watching pictures shows, and eating ice cream on bone dry days. In his journal he questions his future. He finds a young woman to love, but she is an ever-mutating mystery. His job seems to be a dead-end. His parents need his help more all the time. Josh tries to change his life: cooling the relationship with his girlfriend, teaching in a new school, and registering for service in the American Expeditionary Forces. Still, Joshua is filled with self-doubt. Will Josh marry the girl? Will he find a dazzling life mission? Will he be victorious in war? Each chapter contains one to thirty primary sources from the life of this young man drafted as a doughboy in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign.
 Praise for the book:

If you have ever searched for your own history, or a way to bring

history to life, this book is a masterpiece.”
Kelly Milner Halls, author of Saving the Baghdad Zoo

 

 

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Joan Enders lives in Washington State with her husband Jerry, and loves the Pacific Northwest! For 28 years she taught literature and research skills in school libraries to middle and high school students, and advocated for full-time school librarians in every school. She
was a recipient of the American Library Association’s Frances Henne Award for library leadership. 
 
She loved her jobs, often to distraction. Once Joan stayed
so late at the school library that the custodians waxed the floors, unaware that she was still upstairs. She crept out the least sticky exit. Joan now teaches librarians on webinars. When not teaching she administers the local Family History Center for FamilySearch International. She enjoys peeling back the research onion for students and adults. That was the motivation for her
first book, which replicates her most popular inquiry lesson for U.S. History students and teachers. Joan speaks in her community, for professional organizations and at genealogy conferences.

 

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Top Ten List

Joan’s Favorite Things

  1. Baby heads…so soft and sweet smelling
  2. Hummers sipping at my Hot Lips salvia
  3. Glendalough, Ireland
  4. ..anywhere
  5. Road trips with my sister
  6. Popcorn and movies with the hubby
  7. Finding the perfect word
  8. Stars so bright they look like they can be touched
  9. Ocean waves at night
  • Research (Okay.  I said it)!

 

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Two women, two destinies, one life. Who will prevail?

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
The
Clay Queen
The
Children of Clay Book 1
by
Ono Ekeh
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, SciFi
 
With
her armies defeated, Queen Nouei’s enemies march north to capture
her. The earth god’s only hope is to alter history before they
arrive. To become stronger she must restart her divine journey by
reincarnating as Bridget Blade. But what if Bridget doesn’t want to
be a god? 

 

 


All
Bridget wants is a simple life with love and family. But she is
confronted by a destiny she doesn’t even understand and burdened by
powers and impulses she struggles to control. Bridget must choose a
path that leads her to Nouei or, must force the Queen to settle for
Bridget’s modest ambitions.

 

 

Two
women, two destinies, one life. Who will prevail?

 

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The Children of Clay
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Bridget
Blade is both a god with an insatiable desire for love and adoration
and a human plagued by insecurities, fears, and anxieties. Unaware of
her true divinity she longs for the kind of love and a happy family
she’s never had. Her husband, Jeremy, though, seems more interested
in turning her into a research project that he can
commercialize.

 

 


When Bridget
discovers her new abilities she revels in the discovery that she is a
god. But her new powers attract unwanted attention and Bridget must
fight for her independence and survival.

 

 

But
when survival means giving up the adoration she craves Bridgett must
confront the desires that drive her. Does she want freedom or does
she want adoration? She can have one or the other, but not both.

 

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Ekeh is a fifth generation android whose initial programming has
exceeded its original boundaries resulting in a self-conscious, fully
functional, quasi-human life form. He is married to a wonderful human
woman and has four amazing kids. He is interested in religion,
politics, science fiction, writing, food, mathematics, and other
things.
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