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Grab her. She must be a spy. Or a traitor. Either is punishable by death

Friday, February 8th, 2019
An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head to pass tedious hours while sick, waiting in a doctor’s office, listening to a teacher drone on about something she already knew, or enduring the long, stuffy family car rides. The author lived her stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. 

As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Telltale Publishing 2018), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018), Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories. 

 

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There are so many possibilities that affect the course of history. One change, one small item overlooked, can make a world of difference, not only in a person’s life, but in the history and well-being of an entire nation. And then there are those multiple scenarios of what if? What if King James VI of Scotland didn’t succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England? Would Scotland have remained free and independent and a nation of its own well into the twenty-first century? And would Scotland, this independent version, make its own decision to join the European Union when its southern neighbor was choosing to pull away? And, what if there was another heir to the Scottish throne?
In Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads Publisher), author Emily-Jane Hills Orford presents another plausible timeline, one that incorporates both historical fact and fiction with the endless possibilities of time travel. 

 

Snippet:
“What?” the regent bellowed. “Not another Mary, and a Stuart at that. We cannot be related.
Are we?” He winced in the dim light and bent forward to take a closer look.
“You have her look about you. It is uncanny. You could almost pass for her. And
that brooch. Where did you get that brooch?”
“I do not know, sir.” Mary Elizabeth took her time to choose her words carefully. She wasn’t sure how to answer about the brooch, so she steered clear of that comment, saying instead, “Are not all Stuarts somehow related?”
It was not the right thing to say. James Stuart, Regent of Scotland, was not amused. “Grab her. She must be a spy. Or a traitor. Either is punishable by death.” He pointed accusing fingers at the others. “The rest of you stay here. I will deal
with this troublemaker.”

 

 

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First, she must leave her people, her throne, and her lover, cross a continent, die, and be reborn

Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Love
and Blood
Evening
Bower Book 2
by
Sherry Rentschler
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
When
Rhea and Amor-el defeated the vampire horde, they thought they
won.

 

 

When
Rhea birthed Destin, the miracle son, they thought they fulfilled an
ancient prophecy.

 

 

When
the blue roses bloomed, they thought they achieved a long-denied
bliss.

 

 

They
were wrong.

 

 

Now,
the blue roses are dying. A tarot card reading warns of impending
dangers and an impossible future. In this gripping sequel to the
bestselling Time and Blood, a strangely ailing Rhea, a desperate
Amor-el, and a jealous Destin must confront familiar enemies banding
together against Rhea and her bower family. These powerful
adversaries plan to kill the phoenix, her lover, and her son; steal
The Great Book of Forgetting, and end the prophecy.

 

 

When
arson and murder strike too close to friends, they question loyalties
and deny love when they need it most. Blood stains the bower.

 

 

To
protect her family and the prophecy Rhea makes the ultimate
sacrifice. After all, in the battle between love and blood, blood
never lies.

 

 

Her
decision will change the bower – and her – forever.

 

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Time
and Blood
Evening
Bower Book 1
 
Historians
in Atlantis inscribed a prophecy in The Great Book of Forgetting
about a pair of phoenix whose union would change the future of all
magical creatures. When the sea swallowed Atlantis and all her
inhabitants, time forgot the people and this prophecy.

 

 

But
one creature survived.

 

 

Rhea
is a scarlet phoenix and the last of her kind. She escaped Atlantis
with The Great Book and for over ten thousand years roamed the earth,
grieved for her lost immortal beloved, and endured nightmares from
her past lives. Today, she hears a familiar voice on the wind luring
her to a new place. Rhea follows and hopes for the impossible.

 

 

She
crossed millennia to find him.

 

 

Jean-Louis
is a 250-year-old vampire in New Orleans. For fifty years, nightmares
plagued him, and a violent wind haunted him whispering in a foreign
tongue. In his dreams, Jean-Louis sees the face of a woman he knows
and aches for but has never met. He feels her approach; however, the
vampire senses a connecting malevolence waits in the shadows.

 

 

He
risks his immortality to keep her.

 

 

An
accident will bring Rhea into Jean-Louis’ arms. The shock will give
new life to the ancient prophecy. But others whisper of the legendary
phoenix and are hunting for Rhea. They must steal The Great Book and
prevent any chance of the prophecy’s fulfillment. If they fail, the
phoenix must die.

 

 

Together
they battle destiny for the future.

 

 

Rhea
will risk everything for love, even death.

 

 

When
time and blood converge, blood must win.

 


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Legacy Award for Excellence


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Gold Medalist (Cover)


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Silver Medalist (Fiction: Fantasy/Contemporary)

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The
Gypsy Thorn
Evening
Bower Prequel
 
She
is chosen.

 

 

When
Atlantis fell into the sea, a single creature survived–a scarlet
phoenix. She escaped with ancient man’s historical record, The
Great Book of Forgetting. This book recorded mankind’s every legend
and prophecy. Only the Archangel of Death understood man’s survival
depended on the fulfillment of one particular prophecy, that of the
scarlet phoenix.

 

 

Rhea
is the scarlet phoenix, transmuted into human form with wings of
fire. She hides The Great Book from those seeking to steal it and
prevent the prophecy. The Archangel befriends and protects her as he
watches her traverse time and mold history. She is the proverbial
rose that blooms in a future garden.

 

 

Jean-Louis
Riviere is an aristocrat who became a vampire during the American
Revolution. He is haunted by an ill wind whispering strange and
incredible possibilities. His family ties will lure those who wish to
destroy the prophecy; however, the Archangel also knows his blood is
all that will save the rose and secure the future

 

 

Drahomira
is a gypsy, a bastard princess, and a vampire. The Archangel of Death
chose her to protect the phoenix because she is an irreverent killer
but loyal to family. She will journey across continents and be the
catalyst that brings Rhea and Jean-Louis together. First, she must
leave her people, her throne, and her lover, cross a continent for
vengeance, die, and be reborn. Only then will she discover that she
is the rose’s legendary thorn in the Evening Bower.

 


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Silver Medalist (Fiction: Fantasy/Alt History)
 

2018 Readers Favorite
Book Awards Honorable Mention (Fiction/Fantasy/General)
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Sherry
Rentschler’s fiction and poetry has appeared online and in print.
She’s a previous Assistant Editor, Amateur Poetry Journal (online),
and a newspaper photojournalist. She lived in Italy, traveling around
Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and
Greenland.

 

Rentschler has three award-winning books of poetry,
a fictional memoir and an award-winning and bestselling paranormal
romance series, The Evening Bower. Her one book of photography, I
Wish You Joy is Rentschler’s only photographic compellation and makes
a lovely coffee table pictorial.
Among Sherry’s numerous
awards include a 2018 Global Ebook Legacy Award, a 2018 Global Ebook
Gold Award, two 2018 Global Ebook Silver awards for Fiction, a 2018
Readers Favorite Honorable Mention for her fantasies The Gypsy Thorn,
and Time and Blood. Plus two 2017 National Indie Excellence Award
Finalists (The Book of Now interior and poetry), 2017 eLit Book
Silver Award for poetry (The Book of Now), a 2017 Indie Press Award
for the cover of her non-fiction poetry, The Book of Now, 2017
Readers’ Favorite 5 Star reviews for Breaking the Glass Slipper, and
The Book of Now.
Among her hobbies are all things vampire,
plus dragon collecting, photographing trees, and dancing with
faeries. She loves old Sherlock Holmes movies, reading urban and
gothic fantasies, fine wine, and consuming rich, dark chocolate.
Rentschler is a retired USAF veteran and currently resides in North
Carolina with her husband, also a retired USAF veteran. They await
the return of the dragons.

 

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Even Halos can be Crooked

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Even
Halos Can Be Crooked
by
L.M. Schukraft
Genre:
Paranormal Romance Mystery
 
Even
Halos Can Be Crooked is the first book in a brand new series created
by L. M. Schukraft. This novel is an unconventional, contemporary
paranormal romance mystery. Combining fantasy with reality, L. M.
Schukraft takes the reader on an adventure as her main character,
Autumn, wakes up from a near death experience to discover Angels are
real. Devils and Demons do exist. And her halo is crooked!
Autumn
faces demons, scary Cerberus descendants bred in hell, Fallen Angels
and devils as she tries to straighten out her halo. The Heavens
themselves have tasked her with saving another Crooked Halos soul.
Autumn doesn’t have a clue how she’s supposed to do this and is
thankful for the help she has along the way.
Follow
Autumn on this fantastical battle for her soul….

 

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L.M. Schukraft is a long time writer, first time novelist, and passive
blogger.

 

Be sure to visit my blog or Facebook page often, since I will be
posting short stories related to The Crooked Halo stories as well as
news and information on upcoming releases.

 

I love dancing, almost anything mint flavored, and spending time with
my son. I follow the twin Gemini characteristics by being a contrast
of a home body and wanting to go out and have fun. Staying at home,
reading a book for hours is definitely something I look forward to
after a long day. Now, I’m trying to balance writing the next novel
and taking care of my son, along with everyday life basics.

 

I’m a picky reader. I’ve got a few authors I follow and read regularly.
At one point, I was reading 35 different book series. If you’re
looking for suggestions of great romances, paranormals, fantasies,
mysteries, or books that include all of those, I’m happy to share
recommendations. Plus, check out my novel!
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