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Ex-Army officer, Ayden McCabe, has three creeds in life: never make the first move, never fall in love, and never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas DanceMonday, December 23rd, 2019
Lovers of fantasy adventures such as Throne of Glass, An Ember in the Ashes, and The Remnant Chronicles won’t want to miss this exciting new seriesSaturday, August 3rd, 2019
Kingdom Book 1
Rachel L. Schade
fates can’t be escaped
by truth. Marked for death. Halia must choose to save her kingdom, or
let it fall.
king has died, and the entire kingdom is in mourning–or so it seems.
After her father is crowned regent in his brother’s stead, Princess
Halia discovers a terrible truth that could end her life. But when
she flees to live in hiding, she discovers that the Royal Guard are
not all she has to fear. Dark creatures stalk her, reports of
oppression and war reach her ears, and her burden to protect her
kingdom–at any cost–will not be silenced.
of fantasy adventures such as Throne
of Glass, An
Ember in the Ashes,
Remnant Chronicles won’t
want to miss this exciting new series. Filled with heart-pounding
action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish
monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down. Start your
Kingdom Book 2
empty throne. A ruined kingdom. Is she their deliverance or their
fight for her kingdom is only beginning. With Misroth’s rightful king
in danger, Halia is forced to trust her enemy and embark on a
dangerous journey into Toryn to find her cousin. But Toryn is in
ruins, its people plagued by terrors and fighting for survival. As
death stalks them all, Halia must face the darkness in her past and
her deepest fears, until at last she is faced with one terrible
question: How much is she willing to lose?
of fantasy adventures such as Throne
of Glass, An
Ember in the Ashes,
Remnant Chronicles won’t
want to miss this exciting new series. Filled with heart-pounding
action and thrilling courage, supernatural powers and nightmarish
monsters, readers have trouble putting this book down.
L. Schade was born on the first day of summer in a small town in
Michigan, only to end up in another small town in Ohio. She attended
The Ohio State University to learn how to write obnoxiously long
papers, cite people who use big words, and discuss her passion:
books. She has a great love for the color blue, sunshine, chocolate,
and not folding her laundry. Currently she lives with her husband and
surrounds herself with coffee and books on a regular basis.
Her ventures are unexpectedly steeped in precarious events when Cam discovers a secret plan of revoltFriday, July 26th, 2019
of Sacrifice Book 1
a Royal dies, the realms elect the one to take their place. By
reasons Camaria does not know, her realm elects her as the next
Royal. Now that she is the new-found sixteenth Royal of the nation of
Mirabelle, Cam embarks on a journey with her sisters and a young
huntsman to the four realms of the nation to complete training in the
four kinds of magic. Once she has completed this training, she will
then be permitted to consume her annual amount of magic and possess
manifested powers. Her ventures are unexpectedly steeped in
precarious events when Cam discovers a secret plan of revolt, a past
she never knew, and an ancient people group thought dead who call
themselves the Spirit Followers.
of the Crown
of Sacrifice Book 2
is chasing the sparks of a war and trying to put them out before her
world erupts into flames and all is gone. The vanishing of the magic
of Mirabelle is only the beginning and the Seekers are formed to find
its captors. Camaria, her sister Fiera, the young huntsman Caleb,
Cinis Lumen leader Tyron, former Gnosi heir Riah, and two others are
sent east to find their stolen magic, but each has a mission of their
own. Cam, having been banished from two of Mirabelle’s realms, is
determined to redeem herself by locating the legendary Crown of
Caelae, prophesied by the Watchers, one of which was Peter’s
father. Riah continues his secret quest to become one of the
unidentified master’s seven warriors. Fiera still holds the wooden
ball with its strange message inside, and Caleb has a secret past of
his own. Peter, who remains in Mirabelle, is on the brink of
discovering all of his father’s secrets and forming a plot of
revenge on those who had killed Daniel years ago. Their own ventures
are put on hold when they suddenly cross paths with an unexpected
enemy in the perilous land called the Valley of Poison.
Redwine is a young author from Cincinnati, Ohio, who, by the age of
18, has published a fantasy novel and a poetry collection in aim to
create work that is both refreshing and impactful.
Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one.Â Â His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wroteÂ books. HeÂ loveÂ writing! One of theÂ reasonsÂ he decided to write was “I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story…share yours.”Â He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one childrenâ€¦one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.
The peculiar smile that crossed the face of the Ranger eluded the two candidates. He pressed a button on the black plastic box on the right side of his desk and asked his secretary to bring in two contracts.
While there was a lull in the conversation, the Ranger felt compelled to inform his recruits of a few inconsequential matters.
â€œYou knowâ€¦â€ He pulled out a pack of cigarettes and offered one to his guests. â€œMost of these jobs are anywhere from 100 to 250 miles from any real civilization.â€
The recruits were thinking, goodâ€¦no supervision.
â€œThe job can be a little dangerous sometimes.â€ Eric and Mickey gave each other the smile that said, â€˜We laugh in the face of death.â€™
As the secretary popped through the door, the Ranger spoke as if he were conversing with the plant in corner of his office. â€œYeah, weâ€™ve lost fifteen men in the last five years.â€
â€œLostâ€¦lostâ€¦like they got lost in the woodsâ€¦somebody misplaced them?â€ Eric glanced at the application; suddenly it looked like a coiled serpent.
The Ranger put on a serious face that could have come out of any horror movie. â€œNo. Lostâ€¦like in dead, or at least missing.â€
Dodge Mysteries Book 1
Saunders, the town clerk of Tobias, North Carolina never had a kind
word to say to anyone. In fact, most people were afraid of her,
including her boss, Mayor Mike Ellis.
the whole town is shocked when Velma’s body is found in the Municipal
Building’s old bomb shelter. The only clue to her murderer is a copy
of a cryptic message from a Nigerian email scammer.
the evidence points to Mayor Mike, who’s charged with killing Velma.
Investigator Ian Dodge, a British transplant who’s never quite taken
root in the Deep South,sets out to find out who else hated Velma
enough to kill her.
the course of his investigation, Ian discovers the dark secrets Velma
has been hiding all these years, and exactly why she was so mean.
Dodge Mysteries Book 2
Mattingly has it all.
and beautiful, married to the richest man in town, she spends her
time driving fast cars, riding horses and keeping herself pretty. And
yet, she’s down to earth, and sweet, devoted to her handicapped twin
sister Linnie. Everyone loves her.
she suffers from a severe allergic reaction during a tanning session,
private investigator Ian Dodge is called in by the owners of the
salon, since they’re getting sued big time. It doesn’t take long for
Ian to figure out Lorrie’s attack wasn’t an accident, or negligence
but attempted murder. Or to learn that there were plenty of people
who wanted this sweet girl dead.
Dodge Mysteries Book 3
British transplant Ian Dodge is back on the beat, this time in the
service of Her Majesty, otherwise known as Laura Lane, the Food
Queen, star of a popular TV cooking show. A blackmailer has
threatened to expose her sordid past as a con artist, so she turns to
Ian Dodge to get it sorted.
her blackmailer is found stabbed to death in his hotel room, Her
Majesty is the prime suspect. It’s Ian’s job to untangle the web of
deception and pork pies (lies) to find the culprit, all the while
dealing with the antics of his twin sons, Jesse and Mac.
Nichols lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, but she is by no means a
“Southern writer.” Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in
the nearby town of Batavia, she still is a no-nonsense midwesterner.
Although she does find true southerners quite charming.
holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University.
She has been a newspaper reporter, a teacher, a temporary office
worker, a customer service representative, a stay-at-home mom, a
volunteer, and a proud organizer of the now defunct Cape Fear Crime
Festival mystery writers’ conference.
started her first novel “Caviar Dreams” while her daughter
was napping one day. Five years later it was finished. The biggest
challenge arrived once her daughter stopped taking naps and
eventually lost interest in watching the “Toy Story”
then she has gone on to write several more books, including the Ian
Dodge Mysteries inspired by her UK born husband Nigel. Ian Dodge is a
persnickety private investigator, living in coastal North Carolina,
who refuses to be assimilated and instead hangs on to every shred of
that her daughter is grown up and gone, she spends lots of quality
time with her husband and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Also, reading and
writing good books.
tech like a giant parasite. It cajoled her along the way with its icy Shadow
success. Die, waste our training in you and we will reclaim our Shadow tech and
cast your soul to Hell where it will be devoured for the remainder of eternity
â€¦ Do not die!â€Â Â —Kat, along with a
tormenting demon, confined within an atmosphere suit.
And there will be blood again â€¦ From his Temple in the ground, the Horned God stirs.
When Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, a young man troubled by the weight of the world, dares give his heart to a girl from a mysterious ancient household, one that pre-dates the League itself, he comes to know the shadows of the past that hover over her.He comes to know of the Horned God, and for love he is destined to face him. All roads lead to the Temple of the Exploding Head, a place of evil and death, rooted in the ancient past, but also tied to the distant future.Â
REN GARCIA, is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons.
The Temple of the Exploding Head by Ren Garcia is a compelling sci-fi-fantasy story with daring and well-rounded characters. It contains time travel, royalty and love, all well set and not overwhelming each other. The worlds created by Ren Garcia are developed, dangerous and amazingly well done. You will have a hard time putting this book down. This page turner will trick you into believing you know what’s going on, just to find out you were as far from right as you can get. I recommend it to readers of fantasy and sci-fi genre. You will be glad you chose it.
The version I read was composed of three books, which was overwhelmingly long for all at once…I would have preferred to have read them separately, in much smaller bites. That said, I really enjoyed the tale and the writing. What a great imagination and deliverance of this story.
Cities Below Book 4
love can save her from certain death. Too bad, she doesnâ€™t believe
in love . . .
Bette Dautry comes to him, seeking his protection, Guardian Rollin
Casteel suspects the mysterious beauty has an ulterior motive. Unable
to resist her seductive charms, he soon hungers to mark her as his.
Only Bette disappears before he can sink his teeth into her tender
flesh, leaving Rollin with one mission: to find herâ€”and to claim
her. . . .
seduces Rollin intent on conceiving his child, believing the
mother-child bond to be the only kind of love she can sustainâ€”the
only kind of love that can keep her alive. But she never expects to
feel so much for her strong and silent lover. Then she discovers
Rollin is none other than the heir to the Balinese throneâ€”a man too
nobleâ€”too dearâ€”to play a role in her dark scheme. A man she would
willingly die for, if only he would set her free. . . .
survival means surrendering everything . . .
Navarre Casteel wakes from a long sleep to find the vampire city he
rules forever changed and his future in the hands of a mysterious
beauty who offers her life for his. Fiery-haired Cat survives his
feeding, fueling Navarreâ€™s body and mindâ€”as well as his suspicion
that she is one of the Forbiddenâ€”a lethal mix of vampire and human
blood. Yet that doesnâ€™t stop the throb of Navarreâ€™s desire, the
feeling that she is destined to be his mate, to hell with
consequences. . . .
solitary fighter sworn to protect the children in her charge, Cat
never expects to feel so much for Navarre in the face of his savage
feeding. Which is why his offer of protection is nearly her undoing.
For how can she let down her guard when she has always walked alone?
But Cat has never faced an enemy like the one she faces now, never
felt such a powerful need to surrender to the force of love . .
Cities Below Book 2
streets are a battleground for humans, vampires, and demons
alikeâ€”where survival is a skill, love is a weapon, and the most
dangerous act is to care for another . . .
is an assassin devoted to Lady Arianne, the last of her royal
bloodline. He is sworn to protect her, and that means eliminating any
threat to her life. But while on a mission, he is set upon by a pack
of demons, barely escaping with his life.
lives by a set of rules so rigid she no longer knows her true self.
But her kind and loving nature resurfaces when she finds a man,
bloodied and dying. Moved to help him, she risks her future and her
life to save a stranger far below her aristocratic station.
attraction to each other is as powerful as it is forbidden. But even
as their love grows, Keir keeps his true identity a secretâ€”and this
lie is not the only threat to their love . . . or their lives.
Cities Below Book 1
have returned, a vengeful enemy waiting to strike. Soren and Faith
must find a way to survive the evil and darkness.Â
spur of the moment vacation, meant to free her and boost her spirits,
has left her lost on the streets of Paris. And apparently, Paris is
populated with something more than just humans. Vampires, suave,
seductive and oh so sexy, and one such warrior vampire has set his
sights on her.Â
screams, he rushes in and saves her life without considering the
consequences. Two problems: one, she’s a human and clearly aware of
his vampire qualities, and two, the men who attacked her were not men
at all, but demons. Their target, his beloved underground city of
Balinese. He can never let Faith go home again, but can she learn to
love his people. . .love him?
the rare case of an author who rebelled against reading assignments
throughout her school years. Now she prefers reading books in a
series, which has led her to writing her first paranormal romance
series: The Cities Below. She will write about anything that catches
her fancy, though truth be told, her weaknesses are pirates and
vampires. She lives in Ohio with her supportive husband, two kids,
one big fluffy dog, and four rescued cats.
unexpected promise . . . an everlasting passion.
accomplished musician, Dorothea Flammel has refused more proposals
than any London debutante; her only true love is her music. Doryâ€™s
shimmering talent and beauty have long been adored from afar by
Thomas Wheel, an untitled gentleman who can only dream of asking for
the hand of a noblemanâ€™s daughter. But when her father, the
insolvent Lord Flammel, arranges for Dory to marry a lecherous Earl
in order to pay off a debt, she runs to Thomasâ€”and proposes
marriage to him.
to Scotland saves Dory from a disastrous fate, but what is for her a
mere marriage of convenience proves more passionateâ€”and more
complexâ€”than either imagined as rumors, scandal, and buried
emotions come to light. And when a vengeful challenge from a drunken
and embittered Lord Flammel puts Thomasâ€™s life on the line, will
the fragile trust between husband and wife be enough to save them
writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a
little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her
perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up
all night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew
up in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life
hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she
enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.
Genre: Historical Romance
inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much
more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara
Portman . . .
Emmaline Shawâ€™s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancÃ©,
John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four
years ago. Since then, sheâ€™s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a
woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London
society holds nothing for her.
has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new
Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy
and makes him one of Englandâ€™s most sought after bachelorsâ€”except
that heâ€™s already engaged.
needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sisterâ€™s introduction
into society. But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her
fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has
no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but
will her heart be safe there as well?
is an award winning author of historical and contemporary romance. In
addition to being named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of
the Romance Writers of AmericaÂ® Golden HeartÂ® contest, Sara has
been a finalist and winner in several other writing competitions. A
daughter of the Midwest, Sara was born in Illinois, grew up in
Michigan, and currently lives in Ohio. In addition to her writing
endeavors, Sara is a wife and mother in a large, blended family.
Genre: Historical Romance
exiled royalty and espionage combine, expect a romance as bold as the
1920s . . .
Novikov is a princess without a throne. Her fiancÃ© and her family
slain in the revolution, she flees Russia and finds herself working
as the head of housekeeping at Londonâ€™s luxurious Grand Russe
Hotel. Itâ€™s a far cry from the glamour of her former life, but
sheâ€™s grateful for the jobâ€”until a guest forces her to question
where her loyalty lies. The charming nobleman challenges her at every
turnâ€”and arouses dreams of romance she thought sheâ€™d abandoned
forever . . .
â€œGlassâ€ Childers is living a double life. On the surface, heâ€™s
the indolent Viscount Walling, but in truth heâ€™s an intelligence
agent searching for a Bolshevik weapons master. The coolly beautiful
and headstrong housekeeper is a distraction he doesnâ€™t needâ€”unless
sheâ€™s the key piece in the puzzle he must solve. Trusting her could
be dangerousâ€”but loving her is an undeniable temptation . . .
Hiestand was born in Illinois but her family migrated west before she
started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home,
except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at
age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University
of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story,
but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance.
Heatherâ€™s first published romance short story was set in the
Victorian period and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid
changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels,
novellas and short stories, she makes her home in a small town with
her husband and son and supposedly works out of her tiny office,
though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.
joined the Air National Guard. To complete his training, he was sent toÂ venerable Chanute Air Force Base in the flats of Illinois to learn how to turn
wrenches on jet engines. It was a place brimming with history, a place he soonÂ grew to love.
Ren GarciaÂ is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
Top Ten List
10:Â Ren was once engaged to a woman 25 years his elder.
9:Â Â Â Ren visited New York City and admired the World Trade Center towers just a month or so before the tragedy of 9/11.
8:Â Â Â The FBI once put a gun in Ren’s face.
7:Â Â Â Bad hearts run in Ren’s family. He’s already outlived most of his paternal grandfathers, all of whom died in their 30’s.
6:Â Â Â Ren’s poor eyesight went undiagnosed until he was in the 3rd grade. Up until that point, he was considered “mentally challenged”.
5: Â Â Â Ren broke his neck playing volleyball in college.
4:Â Â Â Ren often sleeps on the floor, finding it more comfortable than the bed.
3:Â Â Â Ren was once held at gunpoint and frisked by the guards of the Prince of Saudi Arabia.
2:Â Â Â Ren was introduced to his wife via Match Makers International.
1:Â Â Â In a vast extended family of exclusively brown-eyed people, Ren somehow managed to get blue eyes.
Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a
free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasnâ€™t
supposed to be here.
to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. Sheâ€™s doing all the
things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college.
Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know,
Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees
to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one
of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each
otherâ€™s pasts â€“ and secrets â€“ the closer they become.
sheâ€™s guarded and feels like she canâ€™t trust anyone, including
heâ€™s struggling with the fact that his beloved sisterâ€™s heart
beats inside her.
has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered
the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a
romance, though sometimes thereâ€™s an added sci-fi or magical
realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is
never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has
granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as
inspiration (and not much else). When sheâ€™s not crafting YA and NA
stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on
Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in
a burlesque showâ€”because she enjoys giving her introversion a
worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway sheâ€™ll ever
get.) Lindsey was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly
adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT
HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.
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The Dead Held Hands – In the ruins of a distant castle, a light comes on signaling the end of everything…
Kabyl, son of the famed Captain Davage, discovers the world around him is not as it seems. His beloved is a haunted woman full of secrets. She looks over shoulder at things that are not there and dread’s the dark. What is she so afraid of? The Dead hold hands, they say, and lend the living their power. Will they hold hands for Lord Kabyl as he ventures into the unknown?
The Machine – The Temple of the Exploding Head Saga continues…
Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, his cousins Sarah and Phillip and their friend Lord Lon of Probert quest to recover the three pieces of a fabled machine lost for centuries: The Oberphilliax. Their quest will take them beyond the safety of the League to the Xaphan city of Waam where an ancient Black Hat and her vile army of Spectre henchmen await their arrival with great anticipation
The Temple of the Exploding Head – A God In His Temple Is Invincible. An outlaw and evil spirit, the Horned God confronts the gods themselves. From his Temple deep in the ground he is finally ready to act.
Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort returns to his home with the pieces of The Machine in hand. He expects his love, Lady Sammidoran, will return to begin their life together as man and woman at last. However, the Horned God has other ideas and he pursues Lady Sammidoran without pause. As Lord Kabyl seeks to save his love from an insane god, all roads lead to the dreaded Temple of the Exploding Head, where none emerge alive. Elsewhere, Captain Davage and his Countess, Sygillis, find themselves lost deep in enemy territory where the Horned God’s horrific servants hold sway. Even if the Captain and Countess manage to return home to Kana, what will they find when they arrive? The Temple of the Exploding Head saga concludes in this action-filled adventure of love and loss. In a place where even the gods fear to tread, how can naught but a tragedy be the outcome?
Steve thank you for visiting our blog. How long have you been writing?
I started writing my first novel in 2009 after having a really cool dream. I had vivid characters in my mind that I felt I needed to write about. The story came along as I was exploring the characters and it was a lot of fun to see how things developed. I was writing to find out what happened next as if watching a TV show or a movie. I was shy about letting people know I was trying to write a book because Iâ€™d never attempted anything like it before. (more…)