Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In Store for New Year

I'm rubbing my hands together excitedly - there is some GREAT stuff coming up in the new year and I really wish I could just post it all now! (Sad face.) Never mind! In January I'm reviewing Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1 and I've got some pretty awesome giveaways in store, including a $500 Amazon card or PayPal cash - have I got your attention yet?

It is still dark here in Finland as there's no snow on the ground. It's the first "black Christmas" here since I moved to the country, and I feel a little bit guilty for being glad - as beautiful as the snowfall is, I quite enjoy not slipping over on ice or wading through new powder. Can I also admit to having no plans for New Years' Eve? It's half-great and half-sigh-worthy, I don't think I've had an exciting New Year in the last 20 years, but on the plus side I can read, drink mulled wine in the cosy warmth, and light some beautiful candles in peace :)

Whatever your plans for New Year I hope they're safe, warm and filled with wonderful stories. And all the best for a healthy and happy 2014.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Beg Me to Slay - Lisa Kessler

Beg Me to Slay - Lisa Kessler

Release Date: 30th December, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Published: Entangled Covet

Tagline: He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…

Book Description: He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…

Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don’t realize exists.

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon fighting is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse - hearts.

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About the Author : Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Reads $100 Book Blast Giveaway

Winter Reads $100 Book Blast Giveaway!
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Sit back, relax in your favorite reading chair and enjoy 15 Winter Reads from 15 bestselling YA authors. There is something to delight every reader in this box set – paranormal romance, futuristic sci-fi, historical, time travel, and contemporary. Many of the Indelibles have given you access to both the first and second books in their series – you’ll be reading well into the New Year!


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15 Winter Reads includes:

Iron ButterflyThe Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn

Escaping an experimental prison, Thalia tries to hide her past and her gifts, from her friends. But her past isn’t always easy to escape, especially when it hunts you down.

TrembleTremble (Celestra Series) by Addison Moore

Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

ExiledExiled by RaShelle Workman

Venus wakes to find herself no longer on her home planet of Kelari, but on Earth with a week to get back or she'll die.

Dragonfly CoverDragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore

Gossip Girl meets VC Andrews in this contemporary family saga. Love, lies, and betrayal become the new normal when Anna enters the world of Jack and Lucy Kyser.

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open mindsOpen Minds and Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

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untraceableUntraceable by S.R. Johannes

When Grace's forest ranger dad disappears on patrol, she fights town authorities, tribal officials, & nature to prove he’s alive. Torn between a new hot boy and cute ex, she heads into the wilderness to find her dad. Soon, she is caught in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder.

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date an alienHow to Date an Alien and How to Break Up With an Alien by Magan Vernon

Alex Bianchi takes an internship at an alien operations center to pad her college applications but doesn't plan on falling in love with one of its residents. But as Alex’s senior year progresses, everything changes and she can’t figure out if it is interstellar or if it is just time to break up with an alien.

flutterFlutter of Luv by L.M. Preston

Dawn, the neighborhood tomboy, is happy to be her best friend’s shadow. Acceptance comes from playing football after school with the guys on the block while hiding safely behind her glasses, braces, and boyish ways. But Tony moves in, becomes the star Running Back on her school’s football team, and changes her world and her view of herself forever.

watchedWatched by Cindy M. Hogan

It takes more than a school trip to change Christy's life. It takes murder.

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clockwiseClockwise and ClockwiseR by Elle Strauss

A follow up to Clockwise, Casey and Nate travel back in time and race against the clock to rescue Casey's rebellious brother Tim from frontline battle in America's civil war.

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5.5"X8.5" Post Card TemplateGlimpse (Zellie Wells #1) and Glimmer (Zellie Wells #2) by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

While working together to figure out what their shared vision means, Zellie discovers that Benjamin is a worthy friend and mentor. If only he could keep his hands off of her - if only she wanted him to...

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spy like meA Spy Like Me by Laura Pauling

After dodging bullets on a first date, Savvy must decide how far she'll go to protect the ones she loves.

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Grasping At Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper

An eternal soul mate, a supernatural family who has known her for centuries, and lifetimes of erased memories: this is Maryah Woodsen’s life. She just doesn’t know it yet.

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lacrimosaLacrimosa by Christine Fonseca

In the world of angels and demons, one thing is clear - some sacrifices should never be made. Even for love.

spruce knollThe Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

The town of Spruce Knoll hides many secrets—and many dangers, among them are that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that she is far more than she realizes.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season's Greetings

I took a photo of our tree to upload to Google+ during the week (actually, I took 20 in a burst shot) and Google autoawesome'd it. I love you, autoawesome!

Whatever you're doing for the holiday season I hope it's a peaceful time for you. And all the best for 2014.

♥ Elisa

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Splinter by Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Splinter by Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Virtual Tour Dates: 12/20/13 - 1/3/14

Genres: Science Fiction

Blurb: The year is 3001, and history takes a critical turn when Earth is destroyed by a solar flare. As Dr. Leigh Lybrand and her colleagues explore ways to survive in orbit of Jupiter, dark matter rips open the fabric of space and time, allowing them to see parallel universes. When the visions reveal that a radical religious group planned Earth’s destruction, Leigh must make a choice: Accept her fate, or use what she’s learned to save humanity; even if it means betraying the one closest to her in a parallel universe and sacrificing herself in this one.

Excerpt: They awoke sixteen hours later to the thump of the ship as it docked with Jovan I. The intercom crackled to life and Valerie’s melodious voice floated through the ship. “Ladies and gentlemen, thanks for your cooperation. Please exit the ship and follow your escort to the safety area for processing and debriefing.”

“Processing and debriefing already?” Amelia asked. “What’s going on? They only put you in stasis if there’s an emergency.”

“You’ll find out when you board,” the stern woman snapped. “Welcome to Jovan I, ladies and gentlemen. I’m Dr. Regina Rosemblume, astrophysicist, assistant director of Jovan I, and your escort. Please follow me and keep your spacesuits on until you’re given the clear to remove them.”

“What a grump,” Leigh mumbled, falling in the middle of the line. They exited the transport ship and proceeded through a long corridor that lead from the docking bay to the station.

“Look at that! Have you ever seen such a thing?” Amelia exclaimed. The corridor was made of clear tubing.

“It’s like walking in space!” Leigh exclaimed.

The line proceeded through the corridor as people marveled at the sights of outer space surrounding them: Jupiter and Eurpoa above, Gandymede in the distance, the stars surrounding them, and the diminished glow of the sun in the distance. Leigh squinted as she saw what looked like a streak of fire waving in space. She
stopped and pointed.

“What’s that?” she asked.

The line stopped as Dr. Rosemblume approached her position. Sure enough, a fiery streak rippled through the void of space. Leigh squinted to take in the flashes that erupted as the streak passed through objects between them and the Asteroid Belt.

“That’s a CME!” Leigh shouted.

“A CME?” Amelia asked. “What’s that?”

“A coronal mass ejection,” Leigh said. “A solar flare.”

She paled and turned to Dr. Rosemblume. “Do you have a safety area on the station that’s shielded from radiation?”

Dr. Rosemblume nodded. “We do, but Jupiter’s magnetosphere should protect us.”

Leigh turned toward the streak that seemed to grow as it passed through space, burning everything in its path. She recalled a saying she heard her  childhood teachers use in her Christian School.

The first time man died by water. The second time man dies by fire.

The station vibrated as the front edge of the CME approached Jupiter’s magnetosphere. Fire spread in an arc around them. “It’s
not just a solar flare. It’s Armageddon.” Leigh turned to the shocked faces behind her. “Run! Everybody in the station!”

The corridor erupted in screams and bodies rushing for the door as the flame surrounded them with fire.

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About the Author: By day, Sherri Fulmer Moorer is a humble program assistant working in professional licensing. By night, she’s an independent author writing mystery novels. She has published several titles including Blurry, Quarantine, Anywhere But Here, Move, and Splinter.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Pack or the Panther by Tara Lain - Cover Reveal!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

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The Days After – Big River by J. Richardson

The Days After – Big River by J. Richardson

Tour Dates: 12/5/13 – 12/19/13

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Blurb: Clay started his day as normal, on the wide river in the fascinating city of New Orleans. By the time the owner of the paddle wheeler, Annie Belle, had returned the morning tour passengers to shore, it was apparent that something was very wrong. What disaster could have caused such chaos on the shore? His instinct sends him right back to the safety of the river he loves.

The captain's long time friend and assistant, Louis, leaves on a desperate mission to gather his wife and son, with a promise to catch the big paddle wheeler up river. Clay's newest crew member, the tour hostess, Angel and her small daughter have no option but to remain onboard.

In the days after, as the new and changed world is revealed, the four new friends and the two children will travel a perilous journey. Up two mighty rivers and nearly a thousand miles, they will work together to reach the haven of Clay's brother's farm. Will the river defeat them or be their savior?

Excerpt:           Muddy colored sheets of water spilled over, frothed into a creamy foam where the blades dipped into the churning current. The paddle wheel pushed the two-level boat along the big river. William Clay Allen, the owner and operator, guided the vessel with both hands on the polished wooden ship's wheel, he smoothly navigated the waterway that he was so familiar with. Clay did not wear the suit of a captain; he wore his denim jeans, a long sleeve navy blue T-shirt and canvas boat shoes. His dark blue cap snugged down on a head of thick black hair and was lettered Annie Belle, the cap shaded a face that was pleasantly weathered and tanned. Dark brown eyes were hidden behind aviator style sunglasses and watched cautiously as the shoreline approached.
Graceful blue letters repeated the name Annie Belle on the sides of the long boat that was freshly painted white. Below the name, was New Orleans, La. This craft was not the huge commercial type that carried hundreds of visitors along the river for dining and touring, sometimes even over night excursions. This well-maintained riverboat never carried more than twenty five tourists, either on the three hour early trip that included a light brunch or the afternoon trip that offered sandwiches and snacks. The many windowed cabin area on the first deck was encircled with a walkway and rails. If you took the narrow stairs to the second level, you walked out onto a flat deck with a strong safety rail. The small wheel house, the control cabin, sat next to the stairway at the bow of the boat. A framework stretched from the boat's bridge to the aft and a heavy canvas top could be rolled out to cover it. Mounted at the opposite end of the deck was a viewing scope that allowed observation of activity on and around the river. A long row of wooden benches, facing back to back, with ornate wrought iron backs and legs were bolted down in the center of the deck. Freshly painted black, they were not very comfortable but did give the passengers a place to sit and have a high perch view. The Annie Belle was not a fancy hulking cruise boat; it was Clay's livelihood, his life and also his home.
For the last hour or so, as the morning tour came to an end and the boat glided back into the busier area along the river, Clay noticed that something was different. The day was bright and clear and the usual waterway traffic passed him by, on the land...what was it? It was very still, the heavy land traffic was not in motion. In the lulls between the noise of barges and tugs and towering freighters, he could hear occasional shouts and car horns that honked from the shore, but he saw no movement other than hazy figures that scurried around. He picked up the hand held walkie-talkie and spoke into it, “Louis, could you come up to the helm? Hey, bud, are you there...would you come forward please?”
The radio crackled and then a voice, “Gotcha' boss. I'll be up shortly.”
More and more folks stood upon the decks of the assorted boats that passed in both directions and looked out with curiosity at the shore. He was seeing some vessels that seemed to be stopped silent in the water. Clay maneuvered the paddle wheeler with skill, they would be at the long pier that allowed his passengers to disembark in about twenty minutes.
A short stocky man with cocoa colored skin, stepped into the small space that housed the ship's wheel and controls and Clay. He wore jeans, a T-shirt and dark blue cap just like his friend and boss. “What's up, you think? It looks like a power outage or something in the city. Weird thing though, I don't see any vehicles moving.”
“Yeah-h,” said Clay. He took his sunglasses off and scanned the bright blue skies, “I don't see any storm clouds. It's clear as a bell today.” The sunglasses went back on, “Well, we will be at the dock shortly. Go ahead and help Angeline get the passengers off.”
“Okay, we will find out what's happening when we get there, huh?” Louis smiled and moved towards the cabin area.
Elizabeth Angeline Babin Cook stood behind the bar and wiped vigorously at the polished top. Her auburn hair was piled up in a tousle of curls on her head, a circle of comb teeth secured the curls and made neat rows in her shiny tresses. Thick lashes covered her amber colored eyes as she looked down at the job she was intent on. Her slim figure looked pleasing in the same jeans as her boss and her co-worker and she wore the appropriate canvas boat shoes. No T-shirt however, a soft navy blue blouse was tucked neatly in her jeans. Gold hoops dangled from her ears, a small cross on a chain was at her neck, no wedding ring or any rings on her fingers and a Timex watch circled her wrist. Louis's wide hand slapped the bar and made her jump.
“Angel, we are close to port. Let's round 'em up, girl.” Several of the morning tourists peered out the windows, and a few sat at tables and munched on cookies from a round tray of assorted sweets. A small girl with hair the beautiful color of her mother's, popped up from a stool behind the bar. A tiny pair of glasses rested on her turned up nose, she removed them and laid them on top of the sketch pad where she had been engrossed in drawing.
“Louis!” she grabbed him around his knees.
He lifted the petite beauty and gave her a hug, “Hey there, Allie girl. How's my baby today?”
Louis sat her down and announced in a smooth voice with just a touch of a cajun accent, “Okay, folks, we will soon be at the dock. Be sure to gather all of your belongings and prepare to disembark.”
Angel looked down at her daughter, “Put all your supplies in your backpack, honey. Do you need to make one last restroom visit?” The little girl skipped towards the bathroom on the opposite side of the cabin, her loose bright printed top flounced around. She didn't like clothes that fit her body close; she would tolerate jeans with an elastic waist and she liked the slip-on canvas shoes.
The foghorn blared out as the Annie Belle slowly edged next to the long pier. The murky water lapped against the heavy pilings. The wooden pier would take the tourists all the way into their towering luxury hotel that had a view of the river from every room. The passengers looked around curiously, they noticed that something was not quite right, but they moved up the long pier towards the hotel. Louis and Angeline, now Clay stood and told them thanks for coming and have a nice day. It was just the normal thing, the routine. As the people walked away from the ship, they gazed around, questioning and confused.
Angel had been busy until they docked, she stood by the rail and scanned the shore. Now she noticed the chaos. No cars moved around and it was clear that many had slammed into others, steam and smoke spiraled up in dozens of places and she saw an actual fire or two that blazed. People ran in all directions, shouts and a few panicky screams could be heard rising above the sea of dead autos. She heard no sirens, where was the fire department...the police? Allie dashed out and tugged at her hand. Her daughter was only five but very precocious, “What is it, Mommy? Is there a bad car wreck?”
She pulled the little body up next to her. “Maybe,” she answered with a doubtful voice. She looked at Louis and over to Clay, the question in her eyes, “My god, what....”
Clay only hesitated for a moment, “Louis, I think we need to get back out into the bay, away from the shore.” He turned to move to the helm and Louis immediately turned to follow.
Angel said, “Hey, wait, we need to get home. We need to get off...” her voice trailed away as she looked back at the mass confusion on the shore and wondered, how would they get home to their tiny apartment.
Clay turned and said, “Angel, I don't think that would be a good idea right now. Let's get back out on the river and I can get you closer to home, by the waterway.” He hurried on towards the helm and Louis moved to pull up anchor and untie the moorings.
Angel stood in stunned silence until she felt the slight roll of the deck. She snapped to and led Allie into the cabin. What in the world could be happening? This was just crazy. She tried not to let her little girl see how frightened she was. Rather nonchalantly, Allie sat down on the carpeted floor, took off her backpack, pulled out her art pad and placed her glasses on her nose.
Clay eased the long vessel away from the land. He could not be one hundred percent certain, but he was not near as baffled as his pretty new bartender slash hostess about what might have happened. Angeline had just come to work on the boat a couple of weeks earlier. It was early and the season would get busier. He and Louis just could not do everything, especially the small hospitality and courtesy things that folks expected. She seemed to be smart and competent, not to mention nice to look at. He didn't mind sweet Allie being on board, at all. If her mother didn't have to pay child care, it made him feel not so guilty about her mother's small paycheck,
The boat slipped ever so slowly along, he noticed no break or change in the havoc on the land. His mind recounted the many times his brother Daniel...old doomsday Dan, he called him...had lectured and raved about the various scenarios that would change the world or worse, end the world. Dan was absolutely sure that this below sea level, coastal city was not the place to be. He was sure that the ocean levels would rise and take out all the coastal cities in the world. Every apocalyptic event from the financial collapse of America to massive earthquakes filled the brother's list of possible catastrophic happenings. Even though, Clay and Dan and their parents had always lived on or near the river in Louisiana, the paranoid brother had moved away from the Gulf Coast, about three years earlier.
A believer, a “Prepper”, Dan relocated to a small community in South Dakota that was very near the Missouri River. The Missouri flows right into the Mississippi River and Dan said, “When the S—hits-the-fan, you can navigate all the way to my place. That's why I chose a place south of the locks and dams on both rivers.” A software developer, he worked from home, which was his several acre farm and built up his supplies and preparations for the doomsday event that he was confident would come. He never gave up and tried consistently to persuade Clay to leave the coast.
The expert hands barely moved the handles that extended from the wooden wheel. Just as Louis walked up beside him, he thought, Well, old Dan, I am afraid one of your nightmares has finally come true. The man didn't say anything to his boss, just waited for him to speak.
Clay let his breath out in a long exhale and shook his head, “I think that crazy old Dan might have not been so crazy, my friend. Something way out of the norm has happened. When the vehicles go dead, it's electrical...like the whole electric grid is down. Only certain things would affect the cars, anything computerized. It could have been natural, like a solar flare or it could have been man made, an EMP. It may have been deliberate, intended to do just what it did, knock out the electric grid, cripple the world.”
In amazement, Louis stared into the face of his friend, “You mean everywhere!”
“Maybe not everywhere, on the other hand, possibly not just America but the world. We won't know for a while, something is very bad wrong. I do know that.” said Clay.
Louis took off his cap and slapped it on his leg. “I trust you, you know that. If this is possible, I have to get Penny and Jacob. I am going to take the dinghy and head back down river.”
Clay said, “It's going to get more and more dangerous out there, Louis. You take plenty of fuel and get your wife and boy, catch back up with us. I will move as slow as I can and stop if I can, I will be watching for you.” They clasped hands in a tight shake. He reached in his pocket and pulled out a key to a padlock, “Take that .38 and ammo from the gun closet. You be careful and stay safe.”
“Clay, what about Angel and the girl?” said Louis.
“No way that I could put her on the shore, not until we see what the situation really is. She will have to stay on board for now,” he replied.
The friend smiled, “Good boy. You stay safe and I will see you upriver.”

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Amazon: The Days After (Big River)
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About the Author: J.Richardson was born in what she refers to as her beloved Texas. She has lived there all of her life and raised her family. Her children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild are scattered across the state. These days, she and her husband of 47 years, split their time between home and their summer cabin in Colorado.

Her first e-book was published this year. A life filled with rich experiences and small adventures has been the inspiration for her writing. Much of that experience derived from the partnership with her spouse in building four homes in four different locations, from scratch; from a log house in the woods of east Texas, to a lakehouse and a farmhouse, and finally, the cabin in Colorado. J. says that she is a fascinated observer of people and their endless diversity. She believes the internet is an amazing source of information and her favorite part of writing is the research.

A pen name claims ownership of her fiction writings because they are often close facsimiles of her friends and family. She admits, however, they are just as often, products of her imagination and characters she has known. The author's favorite reads are mystery and humor, lately her passion and interest is in the fictional and real life details of prepping for disaster. She quotes, "I have strong political and patriotic views, but try to avoid them in my novels because anger is not my forte'. I always look forward to hearing from my readers."

Connect with J. Richardson:
Website: http://normaldayprepper.blogspot.com

Email: richardsonjo66@gmail.com

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Friday, December 13, 2013


Hey all! I just wanted to pop in and say hello... in between my hard work finding more giveaways for you :)

I must be crazy - when I post them here you'll enter them and there will be less chance for me. Just kidding, I would be thrilled if somebody won a prize from my blog! (Make sure you tell me if you win, won't you, it'll make my day.)

And they're easy - most of these contests are Rafflecopter which is French for "easy". I'm a fossil and I can do it, so just give it a try and if you get stuck leave a comment below for help.

Most importantly, GOOD LUCK!

♥ Elisa

Christmas Day Kindle Fire Giveaway (worldwide)

One lucky winner will win a Kindle Fire
and five free Ebooks


Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Tyrant of Tarsit by Holly Hunt

The Tyrant of Tarsit by Holly Hunt

Virtual Book Tour Dates: 12/9/13 - 12/16/13 

Genres: Fantasy, Time Travel 

Blurb: It’s all a matter of timing...
The states of Arnhid and Tarsit have been fighting for centuries. Armundi, King of Arnhid has hatched a plan to take over Richard III’s kingdom and end this bloodshed once and for all.
The only trouble is the mysterious woman who’s fallen into his spy’s lap and is taking his role as spy. When Malcolm, Richard III’s sorcerer, begins to fall for the girl and aches to reveal what he knows of Arnhid to her, the spy must move quickly, before all their planning comes undone.
But in the ashes of the spy’s mission comes a tortured truth… A Dark Hero sparking to life.

Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17234650-the-tyrant-of-tarsit?ac=1

Excerpt: The dark roads of northern Tarsit swept by Lauren as her motorbike flew past the trees, her gaze focused ahead. She leaned into a corner and straightened up, accelerating down the narrow country street. In the distance, a single light burned on the porch of a distant ranch house. The properties nearby were huge, stretching miles in every direction, with thousands of heads of cattle grazing across the vast landscape.

Lauren slowed, flipping her headlight up high to illuminate as much of the surrounding trees as possible in the moonless night. Creatures both great and small had a habit of jumping out in front of passing vehicles, and that was the last thing she needed on her way home tonight.

A lone cow stood on the side of the road, chewing blandly on grass as she passed it, doing eighty miles an hour. Lauren rode by, keeping an eye on it, and sighed in relief when it moved further from the road, startled by the rev of her bike.

Lauren was accelerating out of another corner when something darted out of the shadows and into the beam of her headlight. Startled by the waist-high dog, Lauren slammed on the breaks to steer around it.

The dog stepped in front of the bike as she tried to dodge it, and Lauren twisted the handlebars, letting out a frightened yell as her bike toppled. She rolled, blessing the fact that her helmet was protecting her head. The bike slid after her, the front wheel hitting a tree as she rolled into the ditch on the side of the road. She lifted her head, looking around for her motorbike. The engine had stalled, but the headlight illuminated the patch of road where the huge dog had been standing not long before.

Lauren stood up, examining her leathers for damage. There were scratches and patches missing from the elbows and palms of her outfit, but nothing else had been damaged. She took off her helmet and looked at it—a little bit of paint missing, but better than she could have hoped.

Lauren stood her bike up, slinging the stand down and examining the front tire. In the light of a small torch from her saddlebag, she found the wheel unharmed, and only a few scratches on the body of her bike.

Good, just a bit of lost paintwork. Lauren put the torch away, looking through her saddlebags for a drink and gazed down the road.

Where did that damn dog get to?

The light from her bike went out, plunging the world into complete darkness.


A voice, warped in the night air, said something she couldn’t understand. A flash of blue light momentarily illuminated a man’s hands, the ball crashing into Lauren’s chest.

Her head hit the ground, and she knew no more until the rays of the sun graced her face the next morning.

Buy Links:
Champagne Books: http://champagnebooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=652
Amazon: Tyrant Of Tarsit (Dark Heroes)

About Holly Hunt:
An author living in Canberra, Australia, Holly Hunt writes a collection of works including Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror and Romance. Currently undergoing an apprenticeship in Butchery, Holly spends her days off writing and watching superhero cartoons.
Holly lives with her partner, Matthew, in a one-bedroom flat crammed with comics and movie memorabilia. She dreams of one day owning a big garden, three dogs and a cat, and can’t wait until that day gets here.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Win a FREE copy of Beth Owyn's flash-flash short story Office Party

Button the Push presents... Beth Owyn's flash-flash erotic story, Office Party.

Flash-flash fiction pieces are super-short five-minute reads... a tasty and tantalising tease.

Excerpt: “God, I want you,” I whisper through clenched teeth. He smirks, shakes his head, and continues his assault. He knows how public this is, how many people could be watching our display. He’s enjoying just how trapped I feel, of being forced to show decorum. A waitress is moving between people, her tray of champagne flutes poised on one arm. His fingers continue their relentless movement, driving me steadily towards the point of no return.

You can read a little more at Beth's Blog: http://bethowyn.blogspot.com/2012/06/exciting-stuff-my-latest-flash-flash.html

Buy Link (It's only 99c): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/176632?ref=BethOwyn

Connect with the author:
Google+: http://plus.google.com/+BethOwyn
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BethOwyn

Beth is giving away five copies of Office Party to the lucky winners.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Advertising Rates

Our advertising rates are pretty unbeatable - even if we do say so ourselves. Here's a list of what's currently on offer.

Animated, 3-Frame Ad - $15.00 per month - your book cover(s) and/or author photo on the side pane of every page on the blog, directly under our header. You supply up to three covers/images and they will change from frame to frame, grabbing the viewer's interest. Your ad will be inserted at the top and will remain one of the first three, that is, it will stay "above the fold" and visible on first load. It will link directly to your outside book page - Amazon listing, GoodReads page, own website etc. Maximum ad size: 130px wide x 190px high. One link only - after purchase you'll be able to fill out a form with your images and link.

"Just The Cover" - $10.00 per year - your book cover on the side pane of every page. It will be in place for at least one year and link directly to your Amazon listing, GoodReads page, own website etc. Maximum ad size: 130px wide x 190px high. We'll grab the book cover from your sales link (Amazon, etc) or you can provide special instructions.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

WIN a Kindle Fire or $229 PayPal Cash!

December Kindle Fire
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT! Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
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  Sign up to sponsor the next Kindle Fire Giveaway: http://www.iamareader.com/category/kindle-giveaway-sign-ups   Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 1/1/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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