Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Spotlight--Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown!

If you like the fae, you're in for a treat. Stacey Marie Brown has a fantastic series, three books in, full of dark fae. In fact, her series is packed with mystery that will keep you turning the pages. At 99¢, it's a bargain!


Darkness of Light Teasers:
“I won’t deny I’m good at it, but it’s definitely not one of my many hidden talents. Or so I’ve been told.” His expression revealed nothing, but there was no doubt as to what he was hinting at. My cheeks turned a deep shade of pink and I quickly turned away from him. I didn’t miss the smirk cutting across his face.
“T-that’s not . . . I mean . . . I wasn’t insinuating . . .” It usually wasn’t easy to turn me into a stammering mess, but he seemed to do it effortlessly.
“What’s wrong, Ember?” A cruel, smug smile tugged at the corner of Eli’s mouth. “You don’t strike me as the type who gets thwarted so easily.” Eli’s bright eyes penetrated so deeply into mine it made me feel as if all my inner thoughts and feelings were being unveiled.
“Thwart suggests you defeated or outwitted me.” My eyebrows arched in a mocking response, challenging him. A slow, unsettling grin spread over his face, but he stayed silent. “What’s wrong Eli? You don’t strike me as the type who gets surmounted so easily.”
You want to play vocabulary? Fine, bring it, I thought.
His eyebrow cocked, and I immediately wanted to slap myself. Oh, you idiot. Why did you have to use that word?
“It’s a little early in our relationship for us to be ‘surmounting,’ but, hey, I’m game if you are. I’ll even let you be on top.” He looked directly at me, a coy smile playing on his lips.
Whenever I thought I had the upper hand, Eli seemed to be able to pull my legs out from under me, knocking me off my game. I grappled for any kind of thought not including images of this boy’s naked body or his fingers against my bare skin. I shook my head, trying to rid my mind of the vivid images playing out in my head.
He moved in closer, causing warmth to flare through me as he brushed my arm. He leaned down and whispered in my ear, his hot breath slipping teasingly down my neck and spine. “I’ll be waiting eagerly for a good retort from that wicked tongue of yours. I’m sure you will come back with some mind-blowing licks for me.” He stepped back away from me. Watching me flounder for words and the chagrin spreading over my cheeks only widened his smile.
*****
His fingers touched my jaw and slithered down, softly tracing the contours of my neck and the scrapes until he reached the top of my tank top. My eyes closed as I drowned in the pleasure of his touch. His other thumb swept gingerly across my bottom lip. My lips parted, catching his thumb in my mouth, and sucked on it. A soft moan came from his throat, making the yearning burn deeper in my body. My eyes fluttered open to see him staring down at me. For a brief time we stayed like that, lost in everything we had left unsaid. Urgently, he slid his hands to the back of my neck, cupping my face. He concentrated intently on my lips as he lowered his slowly to mine, which ached for his touch.
A burst of electric shocks rippled through my body, sparking an intense passion that completely overtook me. There was nothing in the world I wanted more. Every touch was like fire, the taste of his lips spurred a divine hunger, a craving that was an insatiable, endless need for him.









Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Calendar--What Kills Me and I am Forever by Wynne Channing!

It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The books for July are What Kills Me and I Am Forever by Wynne Channing. Also, What Kills Me is currently free, so grab it at the links below!

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 If you haven't heard of this series, you are in for a treat! I loved What Kills Me, and I think you will, too.

What Kills Me


An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?
Free ebook copy!


I Am Forever (The Sequel to What Kills Me)


Axelia fought an army of vampires and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god.

But instead of relishing her victory, she faces a dangerous new world and an empire at war. Axelia is thrust into the position of supreme vampire and caught in the crossfire of battle. To make matters worse, her role alienates Lucas, the one vampire that she trusts.

Her choices have brutal consequences and her power spawns evil enemies. And they know how to get to her — by hurting those whom she loves most.



Author Bio:

About Wynne: Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and award-winning young adult novelist. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”



Monday, June 16, 2014

The Grimoire Saga by S.M. Boyce Bundle of Souls Tour!

Bundle of Souls Tour
Want to go on a virtual adventure? Maybe win some awesome prizes and find some great blogs along the way? Then buckle in, my friend.
S. M. Boyce is taking her new Grimoire Saga Box Set on tour, and she's going to some of the BEST blogs on the internet (besides mine, of course). These blogs look like a great place to visit, and I can't wait to see the Grimoire Saga on them.
This tour is going to be different and really fun. I hope you join us for this twist on typical blog tours.

The Hosts:

From June 16th to 30th Boyce will also be featuring her host blogs so that you can get to know the bloggers who made this tour possible. The stops are spread out so that you can hop to each one and enjoy it before feeling like you have to head to the next one. I encourage you to get to know the hosts while you take the tour, because they are all awesome and love to meet readers like us! Here is the tour schedule:

The Prizes:

I mentioned prizes before, didn't I? Well, this tour has prizes galore. There's a different prize being given away on each blog!
That means you have more chances to win and a variety of prizes to go for. So make sure you visit each post and enter all the Rafflecopters. I know I will!

The Box Set:

Grimoire Saga Box SetThe Bundle of Souls tour celebrates the release of the box set, which features the first three books of the Grimoire Saga AND a discount code for 25% off the preorder of Illusion, the fourth and final book of the series.
(Psst! plus the set will be on sale for only 99 cents during the tour!)
Hell yeah! If you want to go ahead and preorder Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4), you can order here and get your copy before the rest of the world.

The Book Description:

This collection contains the first three novels in the Grimoire Saga, as well as a special preorder discount for the series finale, Illusion.

Experience the haunting world of Ourea from the beginning as Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest—a portal that transports her to Ourea, the hidden world full of terrifying things. This epic series challenges traditional notions of good and evil, pits monsters against each other, unravels the secrets of magic, and showcases the power buried within us all.

From betrayal to seduction, romance to murder—the Grimoire Saga has it all.

This set includes:
Lichgates: Grimoire Saga #1
Treason: Grimoire Saga #2
Heritage: Grimoire Saga #3

Also included:
An exclusive preorder discount code for the final book, Illusion: Grimoire Saga #4. Illusion releases November 3, 2014. Sign up here for release notifications for Boyce’s work.
Only available at these retailers:

Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Kobo

 

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So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy of the Grimoire Saga Box Set now and follow along for what's gearing up to be an incredibly fun tour. Invite your friends on the adventure as well. Click below to share.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway--Blood Beyond Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown!

We are so excited to be able to participate in the unveiling to the world the cover of the 4th book of the Darkness Series by the amazing Stacey Marie Brown!

BLOOD BEYOND DARKNESS

SYNOPSIS
After months of searching, Ember and her friends have finally located the Sword of Light, the only weapon capable of destroying Queen Aneira and ending her rule. This is Ember’s destiny. Or so she thought. Now a pact to save the man she loves changes everything.

In this final installment in the Darkness Series, when the truth comes to light, Ember will learn some things are better left in the dark as her world is ripped even further apart. It is no longer a rabbit hole, but a never-ending black void full of endless lies, betrayals, and secrets.

The fight for Earth has begun, and Ember will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save millions of innocent lives and those she loves.

But this price may be too high—even for her.


Releases August 2014




TEASER





Other Books in the Series
all purchase links are on Stacey's Amazon Author Page 

Darkness of Light (Book 1)

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.



Fire in the Darkness (Book 2)

It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm (ECS) has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.



Beast in the Darkness (Eli Novellette)

*Meant to be read after Fire In The Darkness*

Beast In The Darkness (An Elighan Dragen Novelette)

We know the story from Ember's POV, but what happens to Eli after Ember disappears? Crawl inside Eli's mind and experience what he goes through. Be warned his mind in not a fuzzy warm place to be....

**Warning this contains sexual content and language.
**Contains Spoilers if you have not previously read Darkness Of Light or Fire In The Darkness.







Dwellers of Darkness (Book 3)

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she escaped with her mom, Kennedy, and Jared to the Earth realm. But it’s three years later on Earth. Em would be 22 now—if she was a human. But she’s not. She is a Dae—part Demon and part Fay—with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more frustrating. But her problems go way past him.

The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Lars, the Unseelie King, reminds Em she is bound to him and has to locate the Sword of Light to fulfill the prophesy and kill the Queen.

As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.



Author Bio
Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.


Social Media Links:
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Goodreads Author Page
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Featured Title--Never Let You Go by Michele G. Miller.



Never Let You Go (Prophecy of Tyalbrook, book 2)
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Never Let You Go just got a little makeover..this is the incredibly amazing Xander. A guardian bent on protecting the girl he loves; even though their love is forbidden.




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Add it to your Goodreads TBR


Excerpt in Skye's POV:


Manda grasped my arm tightly; breaking off my confession as she motioned with a slight tip of her head to something behind me. I slowly turned to see a contingent of ten soldiers coming out of a covered walkway and making their way across the bailey towards us. My heart quickened at the sight of the men with their stern faces as they marched towards us.
The two soldiers closest to us stepped aside, and after a moment, the head of a tall, older man was visible through the bodies of soldiers. Manda released her grip on my arm and immediately sank into a deep curtsy. Jerking my gaze from her bent head to the man walking towards us, I made one quick conclusion.
He was the King. McClintock.
I stood my ground and scrutinized every move he made as he leisurely walked our way. It wasn’t until I saw him striding my way that I realized how much I’d pictured him to look like King Henry VIII in my mind. But this was no hefty King Henry coming my way.
His hair was the same dirty blond as Nickoli’s. However where Nickoli’s was trimmed short, McClintock’s was long; skimming his shoulders. His jaw line was covered with a blond beard streaked lightly with gray. But his most striking feature was his height and build. He was as tall, if not taller than Nickoli, with broad shoulders and a long stride. When he rounded the corner of men he slowed and his eyes connected with mine. From the roughly thirty feet separating us I couldn’t see his expression very well, but body language told the story. I saw him tense and straighten up before beginning to walk forward again.
He was dressed all in black; his legs ensconced in tall black boots and fitted pants, and a leather coat hung to his knees. The material was embroidered with a black-on-black swirling pattern, but the piece de resistance was the long, flowing cape trimmed in black fur.
“You are your mother’s daughter,” he spoke, his voice a deep, rich baritone as he came within an arm’s length of where I stood. His words were unexpected, and I checked the impulse to flinch as the men on both sides of him fanned out to form a human wall blocking the sight of our interaction from anyone in the inner ward. Beside me Manda rose from her curtsy, but still kept her head lowered. Curious behavior for someone whom he supposedly considered family.
“I beg your pardon?” I managed in my most haughty voice. “Did you know my mother?”
“Well of course. She was very, very dear to me, and you are an amazing image of her when she was about your age,” he informed me, and raised his arms out wide. “Welcome home, Princess.”



Monday, June 2, 2014

June Fantasy Calendar and Giveaway--Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel!

It’s 2014 and we’re celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month’s image below.
Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The book for June is Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel. She is also giving away a cool swag pack, so enter the rafflecopter at the bottom of the post!

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Daughter of Chaos

DOC coverThere comes a time in every witch’s life when she must choose her path. Darlena’s friends have already chosen, so why is it so hard for her to make up her mind? Now, Darlena is out of time. Under pressure from Hecate, the Queen of all witches, Darlena makes a rash decision to choose Red magic, a path no witch in her right mind would dare take. As a Red witch, she will be responsible for chaos and mayhem, drawing her deep into darkness. Will the power of Red magic prove too much for Darlena, or will she learn to control it before it’s too late?
DAUGHTER OF CHAOS is the first in a YA paranormal trilogy.

Author Bio:

Jen McConnel-0034Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

Giveaway:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Featured Title--Never Let You Fall by Michele G Miller!


She's an orphan with a secret past she's never known
He's the Guardian raised to protect her and deliver her home 
Together they find forbidden love and a future neither one is prepared for...




Never Let You Fall (Prophecy of Tyalbrook, #1)
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Available: 
Add it to your Goodreads TBR

Learn more about Michele HERE


Excerpt:


“What do you feel?  Anything strange?” 

She flung her hands up in the air as she answered me. “Yes, I feel something strange!  This whole thing is strange!” 

Placing my finger on her lips, I shook my head in frustration.  “Skye, what do you feel here?” I asked again, pointing to her chest.  “How do you feel?” 

She stood for a moment with her lips lightly pressed to my finger, slowly closing and reopening her eyes.  There was a sheen to them that spoke of unshed tears, and as she raised her hand to pull mine away from her mouth, I saw her fingers tremble when she whispered, “I can’t deal with this, Xander.” 

“Yes, Skye - you can and you will,” I warned her.  “This is going to happen whether you want it to or not.  I told you that I’m safe, and I…” 

Skye broke into hysterical laughter at that.  “Safe?  You’re telling me that a legion of demons is after me and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.   How in your book does that equal safe?”

“You don’t know me, Skye, and you don’t know Rioden and… what we can do.  I told you that I would protect you, and I will.” 

Shaking her head, she took a small step back and admitted, “You’re right about one thing, Xander,” as she wiped a tear from her face.  “I don’t know you, so how can I trust you?  No matter how you make me feel.  Please just leave me alone.”  She spun on her heel and sprinted away, leaving me to stare after her.