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Hexes In Texas By Michelle Kopra
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Number of pages: 128
Word Count: 40740
Fed up with the slushy snow of winter, and the frigid Canadian wizards Julie McNabb wants a transfer to somewhere warm, and where the men are smoking hot!
Instead, she ends up in Bug Tussle. A small wizard farming community in Texas where the unicorns freak her out, and the resident witches watch NASCAR and eat Barbeque.
Despite her goals to get out as fast as she can, Julie makes friends, has fun, and falls for Vance, the hunky animal manager.
Now if only Julie can convince Vance to give up on Mrs. Right, for Mrs. right now!
“There has to be something more than this,” I sighed as the broom came dangerously close to the road. Before I turned into witch jam, I used my magic to stop the broom, tilting it up, and slowing its descent until my purple boots skidded against the pavement.
“Like what?” Skippy asked.
“I don’t know, but flying around at night, maintained spells, checking perimeters? How is that living? I want a life that’s exciting. I don’t want to die a thousand years from now, regretting I lived all my life in Hamilton.”
Darklands (Book #4 in the Deadtown series) By Nancy Holzner
Genre: Urban fantasy
Number of pages: 336
Word Count: Around 110,000
They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…
Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are canceling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard’s Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers.
But Pryce isn’t alone. He’s conjured another, darker villain from Vicky’s past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she’ll have to face her own worst fear—in the realm of the dead itself.
** COMPETITION TIME **
Nancy is hosting a tour wide giveaway which includes a signed copy of (winner’s choice) any book in the Deadtown series: Darklands, Bloodstone, Hellforged, or Deadtown
The Blood Moon Chronicles By June Spears
The Blood Moon Chronicles (The Complete Collection)
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 127
Three young warriors, one of them with royal blood, will be born into the human race as natural enemies. They must overcome their differences to unite and bring light back into darkness. For there is no light without darkness, and there is no darkness without light.
However, victory does not come without a price.
** Competition Time **
June is giving away two copies of The Blood Moon Chronicles, tour wide, to coinside with her tour. All you need to do to enter is fill out the following form. Good luck to all who enter!
Deadlocked (Book 1) By A.R. Wise
David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they’re safe?
Deadlocked puts you into David’s head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that could guarantee his family’s survival, but at what cost?
Currently available for free on all sites
The Dark Man’s Son (Guardian Chronicles #1) By Meg Whitlock
Genre: urban fantasy
ISBN: 9781476329390 Smashwords/iBooks/Sony only
BN ID: 2940014752671
Number of pages: 285
She claimed the muggers were demons, but of course Jason didn’t believe her. At first.
When a mysterious woman appears in a dirty alley to rescue Jason Latimer from a pair of muggers, he tries to write her off as a garden variety lunatic. But he can’t shake the memory of her intense green eyes that seemed to flash gold, or the glowing sword she’d worn on her hip.
She calls herself Alex (no last name) like she’d made it up on the spot, and she offers Jason her protection. From what, she can’t or won’t say. He refuses, and that night he dreams of a dark man with the same offer. His black eyes flash blood and garnet, and he smells of burning things. Jason refuses him, too.
A chance meeting brings Alex and Jason together again, and she tells him of the Guardians: two immortal beings created near the beginning of time with the express purpose of fighting for mortal-kind’s soul. She is Light, and the man from Jason’s dream is Dark. Jason must choose, because Lucifer, for reasons purely his own, has unleashed the armies of Hell to hunt Jason down.
But there are things about Jason that not even he knows, and he’ll face hard truths and bitter choices as he struggles to find his place in a world redefined. Will he rise to the challenge, or, when the time comes, will he falter?
From Renaissance Florence to the French Revolution, from World War II to the modern streets of New Orleans, The Dark Man’s Son is a riveting journey filled with unforgettable characters, wry humor, dark twists, and a touch of romance.
** COMPETITION TIME **
Meg is giving away a copy of The Dark Man’s Son. All you need to do is leave a comment on what you think of the book from the blurb along with an email address and we will randomly select our winner through Random. Org.
Good Luck to all who enter!
The Alchemical Detective (Book Two in the Riga Hayworth Series) By Kirsten Weiss
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Date of Publication: May 31, 2012
Number of pages: 289
Word Count: 75,000
A psychic has been murdered in an occult ceremony and the police pay a visit to Riga Hayworth, metaphysical detective. But this time, she’s not a consultant on the case, she’s a suspect.
There’s a storm on the horizon. Riga’s lost her magic, and has come to Lake Tahoe to recover and spend quality time with her new love. But life for Riga is never that simple. A psychic’s been murdered, and the police believe Riga has a connection to the crime. They’re right. And if that’s not enough, Riga is drafted as the host of a reality TV show about the local lake monster, and her niece is rejecting her metaphysical abilities. Juggling demons, daimons, and angry tarot card readers, Riga must catch a killer before she becomes the next target.
The Alchemical Detective is a paranormal mystery that explores a world of alchemy and the imagination.
Lost (Amelia Jones Private Detective Series, Book 1) By Pandora Richardson
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal
Number of pages: 172
Word Count: 61,000
Amelia Jones finds her world turned upside down after meeting a wealthy client who needs evidence of her husband’s infidelity. Even though Amelia’s offered a lot of money to go undercover in order to catch him, the situation is more than she can handle and unlike anything the young, virginal detective has ever experienced. Deep down Amelia knows that she should not accept the case, but the allure of money is too hard to resist. Distracted by a series of mysterious events and delicious eye candy, Amelia is lost with choices that threaten to reveal secrets that should remain hidden.
**FREE ON AMAZON 27th – 29th JULY **
We are privilaged to be joined by the amazing Jacqueline Paige today. She took time out of her busy schedule to share with us the strength shown in her characters. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Here is an excerpt:
“I can’t imagine living the way Felicity has had to, Jacinda either for that matter. When I was growing up we moved around a lot, I averaged two schools a year for most of my childhood so I can relate to moving as much as Felicity has had to. What I couldn’t do is remove myself from the normal things in life. I may have moved around often, but I was still able to have friends and interact with people.“
Please click HERE to read the full guest post
Hacienda Moon (A Pathseekers Novel) by KaSonndra Leigh
Love, obsession, and betrayal, the most powerful human emotions, are spun together in this gothic novel. Tandie Harrison is a police medium who has just suffered a divorce after losing both her psychic visions and her daughter in a car accident. When she leaves New York City to start a new life near her hometown, she moves into the alluring plantation house, Chelby Rose, and falls for its enigmatic caretaker, Eric Fontalvo. Their burgeoning affair ignites a century old curse, ensnaring them in a web of danger, deceit, and intrigue. Soon Tandie learns that in placid Bolivia, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected.
Hacienda Moon is a seductive tale of one woman’s journey to confront the demons of her past and find the courage to face her future. It is a mesmerizing novel that explores the deepest depths of human nature, and the characters will hold and haunt you long after you have read the final chapter.
Publication Date: July 28, 2012
List Price: $2.99/$12.99
Specs: ebook, paperback 284 pps.
Wholesale Orders: Direct from the author
Retail Orders: Amazon.com, BN.com, Direct from the author
Praise for When Copper Suns Fall:
“The author’s style was fluid and there were lovely passages and lines throughout that I simply loved. The pacing flowed so well I felt like I was on a boat ride, grabbing onto the railings at times when the waves got too rocky until I was able to settle back and begin the ride all over again.” — The Reader Girls Blog spot
About the Author:
KaSonndra Leigh lives in the City of Alchemy, North Carolina. She recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and is now looking forward to playing CLUE with her two sons more often. She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother and where she has also created a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.
Keith Austin recently took the time out of his busy schedule to share with us an amazing character interview. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Here is an excerpt:
“KA: So, Mr Eric Elland, how did you come to write your book Grymmer: The True Story of the Town that Died of Shame?
EE: It’s a good title, isn’t it? A little long perhaps but it does rather get the idea across. Well, I started writing it after my last parishioner left town. She was quite old and seemed to have got the idea in her head that Cleaver Flay was “looking at her funny”.“
To read more of this fantastic guest post please click HERE!
Many thanks to Keith for sharing this with us!
Special mention to Random House Children’s Books for setting this up for us too!