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Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Dolor
and Shadow
The
Seidr Cycle Book 1
by
Angela B. Chrysler
Genre:
High Epic Fantasy
 
A
great power has awakened within Princess Kallan.
To
keep the princess hidden, she is taken to Alfheim; her abilities
suppressed and her memory erased.
Years
later, Kallan inherits her father’s war, and vows revenge on the
one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But soon, a
twist of fate puts Kallan in protection of the man she has sworn to
kill, and Rune in possession of powers he does not understand.
Lost
in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make
their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the
Shadow that hunts them both.
 
Praise
for Dolor and Shadow:
“…a
sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.”
 
Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
“Angela
B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with
‘Dolor and Shadow’”
 – Jay Norry, Amazon
Review
“This
is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless”
 
Timothy Bateson, Amazon Review
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Fire
and Lies
The
Seidr Cycle Book 2
 
War
rips across the land of Alfheim.
As
the Fae gods draw near, Queen Kallan’s strength is tested.
She
follows King Rune, but the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body is
writhing in hunger. Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen – the
legendary Berserk – is determined to end the conflict in her life.
As
the three come together, the truth buried in the past resurfaces.
Now, Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall
to the Fae, who will stop at nothing to keep their lies.
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Angela B. Chrysler
is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies
theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval
European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual
sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
In 2014, Ms.
Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to
Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat
lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing
beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style
to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her
addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her
hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother
her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she
eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams.
Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and
Frankenstein.
Angela also loves
writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga,
meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime,
and smiling.
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“Maybe I’m a little more ‘bah humbug’ than ‘ho, ho, ho’ right now, but for the good of the merry, I’ll keep it to myself.”

Monday, December 10th, 2018

 

Valerie Ipson loves reading, writing, family history, and Hershey Milk Chocolate Almond & Toffee Nuggets. 
 
She lives in Mesa, Arizona, and Christmas Future is her first Christmas Romance. She is also the author of Ideal High, a YA novel. 
 
She hopes she can give readers the same experience she has enjoyed through the years while being curled up with a good book!
 
 
 
 
 


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Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Scarlett’s fiancé and the warm weather of Arizona will have to wait while she works her PR magic to put Alaska on the nice Christmas Spirit list. 
 
But when the wait’s too long will a warm-hearted doctor be just the one to lift her Scrooge-like spirits?

 

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She leaned forward in her chair. “Maybe I’m a
little more ‘bah humbug’ than ‘ho, ho, ho’ right now, but for the good of the
merry, I’ll keep it to myself.”
 
 

 

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Jade is plagued by vivid dreams of another life…

Monday, July 30th, 2018
Lux
The
Veritas Series Book 1
by
MJ Vieira
Genre:
Dark Fantasy, Paranormal
 
After
being found, inexplicably, standing over a brutal scene involving a
pair of recent murder victims, Jade comes to in a hospital with
limited memories. Labeled as paranoid by the seedy medical team and
locked up, she seems more a victim than a deviant. Promptly drugged
and plunged into sleep, she is submerged into a chronic dreamland
that seems controlled by another, she soon gives in to a lavish life
with a Malum who seems all too eager to see to her every desire. She
awakes in yet another reality with no memories of her past, or even
herself. Something is making her forget… and just like that she
steps into her new life.

 

 

Malum
is deeply in love with Jade and is only agenda is to give her the
world… Or so he claims. Blindly followed by his people, the Luxans,
he works tirelessly to keep them safe from the Rebels, with Jade by
his side. Surely his motives are pure… yet, the more time Jade
spends with him, the further she seems to fall from herself.

 

 

All
the while, Jade is plagued by vivid dreams of another life… one she
struggles to understand while Malum works to make her forget. As Jade
struggles to hold onto her soul and discover her past, Malum seeks to
possess all that she is.

 

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Vieira resides in Southern Maine with her husband, Alan, son, AJ, and
their St. Bernard, Roxy. As a child, she traveled around the state
with her parents, seeing the vast history the New England state had
to offer as well as touring the nation while showing her American
Quarter Horse. While traveling, she read many of the great authors of
the time including JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, CS Lewis and Ann Rice.
It is these writers combined with power of music, mainly hard rock
and folk, MJ draws her inspiration. 

 

 

In
between writing, MJ enjoys reading, collecting music and attending
concerts. Lux is the first installment in the Veritas series which is
MJ’s first published work.

 

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Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?

Friday, July 13th, 2018

 

 

Lauren H Salisbury was an English teacher for sixteen years with an MA in Education. She is now a writer who dabbles with tutoring and lives with her husband and a room full of books in Yorkshire, England. 
 
She likes to spend winters abroad, following the sunshine and becoming the seasonal envy of her friends. When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with family, reading, walking, crafting, or cooking. Courage is her debut novel.

 

 
Can one woman evade an alien empire to save her son’s life?
Gilla and Elias have the perfect life—or as perfect as life can be for slaves living deep in the Esarelian Empire. Elias wants freedom for his precious wife and daughter, and the rest of their people, and he is willing to fight to get it. Pregnant with her second child, Gilla only wants a happy, healthy family who share a strong faith in the God of Old Earth and to get through her workload each day. 

When the Esarelians decide to teach their rebellious slaves a lesson they will never forget, Gilla’s entire life is turned upside down. She must trust that God has a plan to protect her new-born son, and have the courage to follow it, choosing the strangest of allies in an effort to ensure his survival.

Courage is a science fiction retelling of the Biblical story of Moses’s birth. It has strong, quirky characters, strange alien worlds, and a gripping plot with a twist on the original.

 

The next book in this Series is available in September! Find out more about that book HERE!

 
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Fear consumed her, tearing her heart from her chest with its force, but she looked at her son and forged on. Breathing heavily through the terror, she kept putting one foot in front of the other for his sake.
(Gilla during the culling)
Years of intense heavy labour and his need to protect his family fuelled his rage and tightened his aim. It would have worked if he’d been fighting humans.
(Elias during the Selection)

This time he was unable to stop his finger from slowly rubbing the thin line that ran across the side of his neck. He would keep the scar until the last human had suffered beyond endurance and been exterminated.

 

(Nishaf, one of the Ra’hon’s advisors)

 

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The evil warlock wants to enslave Ariel – mind, heart and body

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
High
Witch
High
Witch Book 1
by
Mona Hanna
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
Brayden
dreams for thirty nights, tortured by the vision of a beautiful
woman. When Ariel Williams walks into his inn, he sees that she’s the
one he’s been obsessed with in his night time journeys. But Ariel is
fleeing an arranged marriage and keeps shyly to herself, until the
worst happens and by mistake she casts a spell on a guest. Brayden
works with Ariel to help her control her magic but discovers she’s a
High Witch – one of only three witches in the world with a rare kind
of power.

 

 

Immediately
the two must flee; evil warlock Julius wants to enslave Ariel – mind,
heart and body. Julius and his lover the High Witch Nadia will stop
at nothing to capture Ariel, and the danger threatens to tear Ariel
apart from Brayden. Ariel’s only hope is that her love for Brayden
and her newly-discovered powers are strong enough to save them.

 

 

This
is a NOVELLA of approximately 25,000 words.

 

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After
surviving being hunted by Julius, Brayden and Ariel settle into their
married life. Ariel is determined to find the other High Witches to
make sure they’re alright. But there’s something going on with
her pregnancy, something unusual, and she needs to find out what.

 

 

In
the meantime, Hallie, an eighteen-year-old witch, is being pursued by
Nicholas, a strange young man who knows about her past. What does
Nicholas want with Hallie, and how are they both connected to Ariel?
And what about Sean, the man Hallie loves? Will they end up together,
or will Nicholas’ plan hurt all of them? The two witches will need
to work hard to save those they love, and each other.

 

 

This
book is approximately 44,000 words, or 150 pages in print.

 

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Coven
High
Witch Book 3
 
Ariel
is getting used to being a new mother and is excited to see her best
friends Hallie and Sean again. She just wants to spend time with them
and relax and hear about their wedding. Unfortunately, relaxing is
the last thing any of them can do on this visit.

 

 

Thrust
into a new place, the High Witches are delighted to find the
fourth—but the circumstances couldn’t be worse. A group of men
are determined to stop them from casting a spell that could change
the world, bringing immense joy but also great disaster. The risks of
the spell might be beyond their ability to handle.

 

 

A
great darkness is coming. It will take more than two High Witches to
stop it: it will take a coven.

 

 

High
Coven is the third and final book in the High Witch series.

 

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Hanna is an author of fantasy/romance books. She enjoys writing about
love, magic, conflict, trials and the joy of overcoming them. Mona
enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and adores cats. She hopes to
release many more fantasy books in the years to come.

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Tips on how and why to use dialogues

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Readers normally want a fast paced book to get away from their mundane and pathetic life. They want to travel with your characters, not to be told what the character is doing. They want to be there with them or be them; to hurt with them, to smell the food and taste it with them, to see the morning sun go up and to feel the afternoon rain fall on their face.

What they usually don’t want is to fall asleep reading. (If they want to fall asleep reading, they can grab a textbook.)

What is one of your responsibilities as an author?

To keep the story moving at a good pace or you will lose your readers…forever, a huge no, no in our business.

So what keeps a story moving?

Dialogues is one excellent way. Most anything you need to say can be said in a dialog.

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Official Book Tour: Broken Hearts by M.O. Kenyan

Friday, October 14th, 2016

 

A wife for hire, turned into his most precious possession.
Drew had to annul his marriage hours after he said I do, when he found his wife and best man in a compromising position. In order to claim his inheritance he needs to find a wife in 24 hours.
Falling in love with sleeping beauty.
Piper first saw him in the ER after a gruesome accident, she watched over him for several days, finding something new to love each day. So when he finally wakes up and asks her to marry him, she obviously said yes. Piper just didn’t know that this fairy tale, didn’t end with a Happily Ever After.

 

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I was born in Nairobi Kenya and had a passion for books ever since I could remember. Romance and love have always been a strange phenomenon for me. I have always wanted to change the ending of a love story. I decided to start writing my own. 

 

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BROKEN HEARTS EXCERPT- WHEN IT HURTS TO BREATHE

Ever since Piper had her melt down when he held her, Drew had been terrified of being left alone with her. He didn’t know what to do if he had another episode. And since Amanda handled the first one so well, he nodded in agreement and let her take the reins from his hands. Ever since his accident it seemed to him that his friends were having an easier and better experience when it came to handling some aspects of his life.

“Maya, why don’t you go with Amanda,” Leo asked.

“Of course dear.”

His mother’s expression mirrored his won. Drew knew something was up and the only reason Leo basically asked his mother to leave them alone was because what he had to tell him would probably upset her.

“Do I want to know?” Drew asked once the women were out of earshot.

“No, I don’t even want to know. But-,” Leo cleared his throat and pulled down his v-neck t-shirt collar. “Someone told the board that you are getting a divorce.”

“What!”

“That same person happened to tell page six the same story.”

Drew paced the width of his narrow driveway. “I can’t believe this. If Piper even thinks that I am not here to support her… she will be crushed. You have to kill the story.”

“I am proud that Piper was the first person that came to mind, as your friend. But as your lawyer, I have to tell you that this rumor has the board thinking about taking away your inheritance.”

“Who even started the rumor? No one but us and a few hospital staff know. You did make them sign a confidentiality agreement.”

“Of course.”

“Then who?”

“Drew!” A panicked Amanda ran towards them.

“What is it?” Every muscle in Drew’s body tensed as he waited for Amanda to tell him the latest thing that had gone terribly wrong in his life.

“Piper is missing. We can’t find her.”

“What do you mean missing,” Drew talked and jogged at the same time. “This is a closed estate, the only way in and out is through the front gate. She must be here somewhere.”

“We have to find her, you heard what Lacey said.”

Drew’s jog turned into a run, his heart beating loudly in his ears and his lips moved as he said a prayer. He didn’t know if it was God’s intervention or what. As everyone ran into the garden, Drew took a detour towards the pool house. Even though his heart stopped at the sight before him, his legs didn’t. He saw Piper’s hair float at the surface of the pool as the rest of her was submerged and still. Drew ran into the water, her wrapped his arms around her and forced her head out.

Drew pushed her hair out of her eyes, his hands cupping her face. “Baby, are you okay? What were you doing?” He held her tightly and felt her slender arms lock behind his head. Piper cried and coughed and Drew didn’t think he had ever heard a more beautiful sound.

 

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Adrienne Monson talks about her book, “Dissension,” Book 1 of the Blood Inheritance Trilogy

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Adrienne, thanks for visiting my blog today. Tell us where you were born and where you live now?

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I was born in Utah and still live there. While I love to travel and experience various cultures, I also love to come home and be with friends and family.

Nice…What makes you passionate about writing?
It’s probably because I’m so passionate about reading. Books keep us company when no one else can. They’re also a window into other lives and worlds. How can I not love books and creating my own stories?

Amen to that. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

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