Blog Tour & Giveaway Featuring Author Kristen Collins

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Down the Rabbit Hole
by Kristen Collins
Genre: Fantasy
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When Nyssa escapes to the Happy Ending Resort with her sister, Siri, after
her disaster wedding from her abusive Ex-Fiancé’. She yearns for the
love and freedom she’s never known in this world.

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Heartbroken, she is surprised to meet the handsome Maddox, but things aren’t
always what they seem at the Happy Ending Resort either.
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A Sandman’s Forbidden Love
Hybrid Love Anthology Volume 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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When Sabal’s night of training a rookie Sandman goes terribly wrong, she
is saved by a Boogeyman named Sam. He hides her away in the Realm of
Nightmares to keep her safe, unknown as to what’s drawn him to save a
Sandman in a world where they’re meant to be enemies.
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Sam’s whole world changed in that moment he laid eyes upon Sabal. Her fiery
red hair with streaks of gold and wild green eyes, with markings of
gold and black vines framing her angelic face causing him to struggle
with feelings he doesn’t understand.
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Torn by duty and love, will they fight for their forbidden love or will
they succumb to the Romeo and Juliet tragedy that awaits them.
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The Child With Silver Eyes
Hybrid Love Anthology Volume 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Ash was just your average Alpha, his pack was loyal and they had not been
visited by trouble in years.
Life was good.
Life was simple.
That is until fate decided to mess around and not only place his mate in
the picture but also a dying Angel that fell from the sky with her
baby. In a single moment his life was forever changed. Protect the
hybrid child to serve good and keep her out of the Lucifer’s hands.
If evil was to get a hold of her she would be the world’s
undoing.
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Life for Mia hasn’t went well since leaving Ouray and everything she had
ever known. Then by chance she meets Ash Stormcloud and his adoptive
daughter, Tibby. Tibby is a beautiful child and Ash is alluring,
pulling her in a way that other men never have done before. Things
take a turn for the better until Damon, Tibby’s father, and Alpha of
the HellHound pack decides to come searching for Tibby. In a fight of
good versus evil, who will win?
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Grimm Love
Hybrid Love Anthology Volume 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Sky was your typical Grim Reaper, well mostly, she was half human too.
She helped souls pass on to the afterlife, but she didn’t expect a
human to see her in the act, harvesting a soul. In shock, Sky
attempts to return to her normal life as the owner of the local
bookstore in the small town of Ouray.
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Jack seeks out the strange yet beautiful woman he saw take his friend’s
soul on the mountain. After searching nearly every business in the
small town, he stumbles upon her in a bookstore on Main Street. Part
of him tells him to run the other way. The other part is intrigued by
her beautiful features and sporadic personality.
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Sky had hoped Jack would chump it up to the heat of the moment and his
wild imagination. But he seems to think otherwise. Will she be able
to convince him he was seeing things or risk revealing her true self
to him? As their worlds collide and passion unfold will they be able
to fight what’s coming for them? What would you do to save the one
you love?
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Book Blitz: Juan Pablo and the Butterflies by JJ Flowers

 

Young Adult

Date Published: June 2017

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Read Juan Pablo and the Butterflies Before It Comes Out On The Big Screen!!

Juan Pablo, a brilliant classical violinist, lives in El Rosario, Mexico’s Butterfly sanctuary. His grandmother Elena is the local medicine woman. The story opens with a bang: a group of narco-traffickers have posted banners signaling a takeover of their town. El Rosario is turned into a ghost town, but Juan Pablo must remain, as his grandmother has fallen gravely ill. His best friend Rocio and her grandfather (who owns the local cantina) stay as well, to help Juan Pablo care for the woman they all love. Just before Elena dies, she makes a startling announcement: she tells Juan Pablo it is time for him to follow the migration of the butterflies north–up through Baja into the United States and all the way to Pacific Grove, CA, another butterfly sanctuary, where, she promises, someone will be waiting for him.

Who this is becomes one of the mysteries fueling the novel.

After shooting up the town, the droguistas take over the cantina, demanding food and discovering Rocio hiding in the upstairs apartment. Juan Pablo must save his best friend and the love of his life. In desperation he uses one of his abuela’s poisons and inadvertently kills eight men. An epic chase begins, one that puts Juan Pablo and Rocio in constant danger on the ever so suspenseful and exciting journey north. Did I mention the story rips beginning to end?

A strong spiritual element is woven throughout the narrative, emerging as Elena’s unique, wise and sometimes comical understanding of the world guides our two heroes on the treacherous journey north. The spiritual element provides a strong counterpoint to the devastation, violence and ruined lives brought by the drug cartels operations on both sides of the border.

Purchase Links

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NTikJo

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/juan-pablo-and-the-butterflies-jj-flowers/1124584189?ean=9781507202159

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/juan-pablo-and-the-butterflies-1

iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/juan-pablo-and-the-butterflies/id1196025453?mt=11

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781507202142

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Praise for Juan Pablo and the Butterflies:

“The novel delves into a variety of hardships … the content is powerful. Flowers delivers a … touching contemporary novel that is … relevant in its treatment of drug-trafficking, immigration, and human rights issues.” (Kirkus Reviews)

In the otherwise quiet butterfly sanctuary of El Rosario, Mexico, Juan Pablo (JP), a thoughtful teen who loves playing his violin, recognizes the sound of drug traffickers that have taken over his town. His abuela, a doctor and naturalist, lies on her deathbed, from which she directs him to follow the butterflies’ migration to Pacific Grove, California. First, though, JP takes desperate measures to save his dearest friend, Rocio, from his town’s violent drug dealers. His actions yield a more dangerous result than anticipated, and JP must use his talent, wit, and abuela’s sage words to get himself and Rocio to safety. A thrilling series of events ensue that keep the reader wondering if the teens will make it to California alive. An abundance of heart-pounding action makes this a page-turner that adroitly deals with immigration, drug trafficking, and human rights issues. The story’s violence is offset by remembered conversations with abuela—both amusing and insightful—and the tender relationship between two young adults who have spent their lives together. (Booklist May 15, 2017)

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About the Author

Most of JJ Flowers‘ published books are historical romance novels (Avon Books, Zebra Books,) many of which actually won awards and one of these awards was almost considered prestigious. She finally stopped being able to write these novels when she began having fantasies of killing off her heroines—in really dreadful ways. Her screenplays have been optioned at Warner Bros., Julian Krainin Productions, Bright Light Pictures among others; She suspects she holds the record for most amount of options! Two of her screenplays have received excellent coverage: The Good Fight, Clarence Darrow’s most compelling case where he successfully defended an African American physician who was falsely accused of murder and a two part miniseries Harriet Tubman: Let My People Go. As the world confronts the refugee and immigration crisis, Juan Pablo showed up to share his story, one that she thinks can offer hope for everyone. 

Contact Information

Website: http://www.jjflowersbooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.horsman.7

Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/young-adult-juan-pablo-and-the-butterflies/

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Blog Tour: First to Fall by Alexa Whitewolf

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Blog Tour: First to Fall
Author: Alexa Whitewolf
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance
Dates: 16th – 20th of July
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

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Blurb:

*He was given a new life, a new choice, a new path…*

Once upon a time, Dominic Kosta didn’t have a last name. In fact, he had nothing growing up in a secluded orphanage in the mountains of Transylvania. Then an American couple adopted him, and life changed. He left behind the old
legends, the myths, the hunger within him.

*He threw it all behind, choosing seclusion and a little town….*

Rockland Creek may be a hole in the middle of nowhere, but Dom’s happy there. Life has its perks between fixing cars and seducing women. And best of all? There are no rules, other than Lucas’.
Then Lucrezia San Marco walks in, and draws him in like a moth to a flame. Only, she only has eyes for Lucas, his boss – and alpha of the pack.

*…filled with werewolves.*

There’s nothing normal about Rockland Creek – or Dominic’s existence there. But things are about to get worse, and not just because he sees the girl he loves slipping through his fingers.

*A war is brewing, eclipsing their romance and dragging old ghosts into town…*

As Dominic navigates the murky waters of romance and obedience to his leader, his feelings for Lucrezia can no longer be tamed. But not everyone supports their relationship – and the Reapers have a word or two to say against it. As does Lucrezia’s ex, and the demons he brings with him.

Fire and ice, cold and hot, wolf and human. Dom and Luz will have to combine their differences and learn to compromise, or risk being torn apart by the wave of change unfurling onto Rockland Creek.

*Book I in a new series of sizzling werewolves, forgotten folklore and untamed legends.*

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About the Author

ALEXA

The basics?

I was born in Romania (yep, Dracula’s country!) in 1992. As a curious kid, I devoured every book I could on Greek, Roman, Ancient Egyptian mythology. I studied university in political science and languages. I speak five of them: french, english, romanian, italian, spanish (feel free to correspond with me in whichever language!).

My current hobbies outside of writing? Training dogs, running, reading.

So, how did I get into writing?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first novel, The Sage’s Legacy, when I was 14. It’s currently undergoing a new editing process, and hoping to release it along with the sequels sometime soon 🙂

I’m one of those people with an overactive imagination (my main #1 reason as to why I can’t watch horror movies!), so I put it all on paper. I dream about it, zone out about it, doesn’t really matter when or where, something’s always in my head.

And, sometimes, those somethings turn into novels. Like Avalon Dream! I dreamt one of the scenes, a night way way back, when I still kept a journal. Woke up at 5am, wrote it down in my faithful little notebook, and forgot about it for years!

My lovely fiance found it one day while we were cleaning, and asked me what it was all about. So I started telling him about the story, and as I’m talking, it develops into this larger narrative… And yep, you guessed it, I wrote it down. I worked on it for months, and spent even more months editing.

I currently have three series out: my fantasy romance trilogy – The Avalon Chronicles (completed), my young adult paranormal romance – The Sage’s Legacy and my newly published werewolf paranormal romance – Moonlight Rogues.

To find out more about Alexa Whitewolf you can visit her at:

Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B01JZH0HK6

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexawhitewolfauthor

Website: https://www.alexawhitewolf.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/660987.Alexa_Whitewolf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexa_whitewolf

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Spotlight: The Parking Space by Angela Christina Archer


The Parking Space
Angela Christina Archer
Contemporary/Chick Lit Romance

Publication Date: September 14, 2016<
Publisher: Long Valley Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 978-069276442

Real Estate Agent Helen Wright is done with love. Left at the altar then stood up by a blind date, her only ‘significant other’ is her fat, orange tabby, Charlie. When her wealthiest client fires her then bad mouths her all over the city, Helen’s professional life turns just as pathetic as her love life. In need of a vacation, she packs her bags and heads to Bora Bora to attend her best friend’s wedding.

Single again, veterinarian Rick Stark needs only three things: a new practice, a new city, and a new place to live. He’s desperate to move on from his cheating ex-fiancée. Tired of sleeping on a friend’s couch, he jumps at the opportunity to apply for the perfect job on the beautiful islands of Bora Bora.

Both alone, Rick and Helen find themselves oddly determined to help each other have fun and crazy vacations.

Could both of them have been wrong about finding love again? And if so, what will happen when her old flame pops back into the picture wanting to reignite the engagement he once ended?

Book Links:

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“What happened?” Hal shouted as he scurried to meet us on the back the stern.

“She got stung by a jellyfish.”

Without saying another word, Hal grabbed my arm underneath my armpit and hoisted me on the boat while Rick climbed onboard after me.

I glanced down at my leg. The blistered skin burned a bright shade of red. A scream hissed through my teeth, and I closed my eyes as I lay back against the stern.

“Holy cow, this hurts.”

“Do you have any vinegar?” Rick asked Hal.

“I did, but I ran out and forgot to restock it.”

Rick’s fingers clutched my ankle while his other hand grabbed my knee. “Helen, how bad does it hurt?”

“Bad. It stings and burns.”

“Okay, Helen, we don’t have any vinegar to pour on it, but I can still help you. There is one thing I can do, but I don’t think you’re going to like it.”

I opened my eyes, locking them on his.

Not too long ago, on a restless late night, I’d caught the middle of a show on an animal discovery channel. I knew the words that sat on the tip of his tongue.

Oh, Lord. Please. Please, no. Are you kidding me? Of all the things that could go wrong today it has to be this?

A lump caught in my throat. “I know what you’re going to say.”

My body began trembling as I sat on the stern.

“Helen, you’re going into a bit of a state of shock.” He glanced up at Hal. “See if you can find Logan and Flora. We need to get her back to the hotel as soon as possible.” He glanced back at me. “While we wait, I need to help with this pain.”

“I’m not going to lay here while you pee on me.”

He frowned. “You could have a serious reaction any moment from this.”

“I’m not going to lay here while you pee on me.”

“Fine.” He scooped my shoulders in one arm and my legs in the other to carry me to the seat.

Pain shot up my leg into my hip and down through the tips of my toes. “Ouch,” I howled. “I can’t. I can’t move. Don’t move me. Set me down. I can’t. It’s too painful.”

“I’ve got to get you in the back of the boat so we can leave.”

“Okay. Okay. Move me.”

He wrapped both arms around me again, but before he could even lift me more than a few inches, I screamed in pain again.

Oh for the love of all that is holy. Why? Why? Why?

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About the Author

 Growing up in Nevada, reading was always a pastime that took second place to trail riding and showing horses. When she did find the time in her youth to curl up with a book, she found enjoyment in the Saddle Club Series, the Sweet Valley High series, and the classics of Anne of Green Gables, The Box Car Children, and Little House on the Prairie. Although, writing always piqued her curiosity, it wasn’t until September 2009 that she worked up the courage to put her passion to paper and started her debut novel.

When she’s not writing, Angela spends her days from dawn to dusk as a stay at home, homeschooling mom. She also works in her garden and takes care of her many farm animals, as well as loves to bake and cook from scratch. She doesn’t show horses anymore, but she still loves to trail ride her paint horse, Honky, as well as enjoys teaching her daughters how to ride their horses, Sunny and Cowboy.

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Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz Day 8: Seeds of Dissolution by William C. Tracy

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William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has a master’s in mechanical engineering, and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has also trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003, and runs his own dojo. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer.

In his spare time, he wrangles three cats. He and his wife enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.
You can visit him at williamctracy.com.

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Sam van Oen barely escapes freezing to death in his house, as his watch stops and fire ceases to burn. He is pulled into the Nether—a nexus between ten diverse alien cultures—where he meets two maji who can control the musical foundation of the universe. While coping with anxiety attacks prompted by his new surroundings, Sam must learn to hear and change the Symphony, and thus reality, in order to discover what happened to his home.Sam is surrounded by aliens, both strange and familiar. Soon, he meets sister and brother twins, also new to the Nether, who support him during his anxiety attacks. Sam finds he is attracted to both of them, and does not want to choose.

But more freezing voids like the one that started his journey are appearing, and Sam’s chances of getting back are fading. The Assembly of Species is threatening to dissolve and the maji are being attacked by those they protect, while rumors grow of an ancient, shape-changing species of assassins, returning to wage war.

The Dissolution is coming.

 

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10 fun facts about myself:
1) I am trained in violin and fiddle
2) I’ve written nine books
3) I’ve practiced Wado-Ryu karate for fifteen years
4) I’ve designed and operated heavy construction equipment
5) Two things in this list are false
6) I can juggle five objects at a time
7) I’m a direct descendant of William de Tracy, one of Thomas a Becket’s four assassins
8) My mother went to school with Robert Jordan’s wife
9) I own a cast of my grandfather’s teeth
10) I’ve visited eighteen countries
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False: #7 (probably) and #5 (because #7 is the only falsehood, which means #4 is false, but that means it’s true, which then means *head explodes*). #6 is technically true, though not for very long.
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New Release & Giveaway: Capture my Heart by Erin Cristofoli

Title: Capture My Heart
Author: Erin Cristofoli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Red Umbrella Graphic Designs
Editor: Schwartz Fiction Edits
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
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Avery Clarke was like any typical senior in high school – obsessed with her boyfriend and looking forward to partying at graduation. Except, sometimes life has other plans.
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Fast forward seven years; Avery’s world consists of her waitress job at the local diner and more importantly her six year old son, Jacob.
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Erin Cristofoli resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and two kids. She loves to write and is thrilled to have fulfilled a dream to publish a book of her very own. When She is not writing, she thrives on many creative ventures, including photography, painting and crocheting.

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Guest Post: An Inside Look at… Redemption from a Dark Past by Kelli A. Wilkins

An Inside Look at… Redemption from a Dark Past

The latest historical romance from Kelli A. Wilkins

www.KelliWilkins.com

 

Hi everyone,

Today I’m sharing a look at the making of my latest historical romance, Redemption from a Dark Past.

When I sit down to write an historical romance, I never know where (or when) my story will take me. I’ve written romances set in the Old West, the Minnesota wilderness, Colonial Pennsylvania, and Celtic Scotland. Redemption from a Dark Past takes place in another unique locale, the Kingdom of Hungary.

For me, the setting conjures up images of brooding castles perched on treacherous mountaintops, tiny villages, medieval stone cities, vampires, and Prince Vlad. Although the book does not take place in Transylvania specifically, this atypical location appealed to me. It seemed like the perfect place for a Gothic novel filled with secrets, danger, deception, and superstition.

I enjoyed creating the cast of unusual characters and setting the stage for the drama that’s about to unfold. Right from the start, we meet Lord Sebestyen Adrik and learn that he’s a troubled hero who has hidden himself away in his isolated castle. He’s depressed, guilt-ridden, has an unsavory reputation, and is the subject of nasty rumors spread by superstitious villagers.

The heroine, Katarina, is feisty, clever, and anything but superstitious. She dismisses tales of evil spirits and ghosts, and doesn’t have time for old wives’ tales. She’s ambitious and wants to leave her pathetic job on the goat farm for better things. When she learns that she’s about to be forced into marriage to a much older man, she jumps at the chance to be Lord Adrik’s companion—despite all the terrifying stories she has been told. Katarina’s boldness and intelligence make her the perfect person to free Sebestyen from his dark past.

When I set about creating the mysterious Lord Adrik, I wanted to make him a flawed and sympathetic hero. He has two physical ailments (one most romance heroes never have) as well as several psychological scars. And as if they weren’t enough problems, he also has a reputation as a murderer (among other things). At the start of the book, he has just about given up on life and any hope of being happy. By giving Sebestyen all this “baggage” I made him vulnerable and provided him with lofty goals to reach.

As I wrote, I added layers of secrets, built suspense, and created numerous plot twists and turns. Readers follow Katarina’s adventures and are not sure what—or who—to believe. Can Magda the surly, gossiping cook be trusted? How did Lady Adrik die? Is the castle really haunted? What happened to Lord Adrik’s previous companions? Are the rumors about him true? Katarina is left alone with Sebestyen every night, should she fear for her safety? Everyone says she should!

Over the course of the book, Katarina draws Sebestyen out of his shell, and just when she thought she knew him, she uncovers a disturbing secret he’s been hiding from her. Katarina tries to make sense of it all, while following her heart.

Not everyone in this story is exactly what (or who) they seem to be, and this adds another level of mystery and intrigue to the book. Combining all these elements into a sensual, Gothic romance was a lot of fun, and I hope readers will enjoy this trip into “the Dark Lord’s lair.”

Here’s the book summary, a short excerpt, and links.
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Redemption From a Dark Past

Lord Sebestyen Adrik has an unsavory reputation as a madman, murderer… and worse. Lonely and searching for love, he seeks the companionship of local young women, hoping one of them will ease his torment and bring him the happiness he longs for. Katarina is his last chance—but will she fear him like all the others? Or is she the one who can lift his curse?

Desperate to avoid a forced marriage, Katarina agrees to become Lord Adrik’s latest companion, despite the rumors she has heard about him. She discovers the “Dark Lord’s” secret past and realizes he’s not the monster everyone thinks he is.

As their love blossoms, she renews his passion for life—yet they cannot escape the ghosts of the past.

When a meeting of the nobility goes horribly wrong, Sebestyen’s world unravels, and his enemies plot to destroy him. As all seems lost, a mysterious stranger arrives at the castle. Sebestyen must decide if he is a friend or a foe…and if he can find redemption in his love for Katarina, or lose her and everything else that he holds dear.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Cursed Angels Series by Anna Santos

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Archangel’s Kiss
The Cursed Angels Series Book 1
by Anna Santos
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
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Gargoyles, Angels, and Vampires. Deadly enemies. An Angel Prince looking for his
fated mate to break his curse. A Vampire King with a heart of stone.
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Aria loses her humanity after being saved by a monster she believed only to
exist in horror stories. But everything isn’t what it seems when
her savior becomes a handsome angel prince who awakened her ancient
and deadly powers. Powers that can destroy the world, or save it.
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Only true love can break the prince’s curse and stop him from turning
into stone for all eternity. Despite the overwhelming chemistry
between Aria and the prince, they only have thirty days to fall in
love before their bond is put to the test.
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Peril strikes in the form of an addictive drug that can kill vampires and
angels are to blame. Conflict is blooming and the peace treaty
between the Angel Prince and the Vampire King is threatened.
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Aria is caught in a love triangle when the Vampire King discovers that the
girl he had refused to take as his is now the prince’s new mate.
Tormented by the rash decision that almost killed her, the king now
believes that he’s saving Aria from the clutches of the
manipulative prince.
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Finding out that supernatural creatures exist becomes less terrifying for
Aria than discovering what she’s destined to become if she lets her
Archangel’s abilities take over and change her.
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Aria is much more than the average, eighteen-year-old girl who wanted to
find the cure for cancer. She’s now a deadly Archangel warrior and
the future queen of the angels and gargoyles if only she can manage
to break her lover’s curse and keep the Vampire King at bay.
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What would you give up for true love? Find out in Archangel’s Kiss.
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“As gripping as it is suspenseful, intriguing, dark and
mysterious!”
★★★★★-Amazon Review
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“If you are into the paranormal fantasy
genre this one will tick most of the boxes.” ★★★★★
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“The character building is
incredible- I feel I’ve known these characters forever & I
couldn’t have asked for a better storyline/plot!” ★★★★★
Amazon Review
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The Cursed Angels Series is a Young Adult
Paranormal Angel and Vampire Romance. It’s a coming of age novel
intended for younger audiences. If you loved the Iron Fey and the
Twilight Saga, you’ll love this story and fall in love with the
characters.
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This book is for anyone who loves:
*Angels & Vampires
*Shifter Romance (Werewolves)
*Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance
*New Adult Paranormal Romance
*Magical Powers and Supernatural Creatures
*Alternative Reality and Alternative History
*Tales of forbidden love
*Fiction involving princesses, charming princes, dark kings, and fated mates.
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Chapter ONE

THE PRINCE OF ANGELS

The alarm sounded loud and clear, warning everybody in the palace. I hoped that this was the night. I had been visualizing it for a long time. Two years, to be more precise. It had been that long since it last rang.

For a moment, I thought that I was hearing things. Yet, the alarm kept ringing, warning about the existence of a rejected soul wandering the streets of Paris. My heart raced in my chest as I balled my hands in expectation. Maybe today was my lucky day.

I jogged from my library to the nearest balcony where I had a better view of the other side of the veil. Our dimension had a magical portal over Paris. My gargoyle’s sharp senses enabled me to see further. Sometimes, it was challenging to distinguish anything as the city had too many lights.

Focusing my sight, I found it—the amazing and shining sparkle of a rejected soul. It gleamed intensely, and it was breathtaking. I couldn’t recall ever thinking that a soul looked that enchanting before. It had a mixture of bright and serene colors, and it was captivating. Whoever that soul belonged to, that person had to be pure and good at heart.

My warriors had already transformed into gargoyles and were flying around the palace’s towers. I heard pounding footsteps heading my way. They were waiting for me to give the order for them to go and get the soul. Still, I had no intention of letting them depart without me.

My breathing stopped, when the bright soul, which had been quiet and motionless in one place, suddenly began to move quickly as if something was dragging it away. I noticed as it began fading and flickering. Preoccupied, I jumped in the air, morphing into my gargoyle form in the process. I didn’t wait for anyone else as I flew to the rescue.

I don’t think I have ever flown that fast in my life. I sped up more when I understood what was going on—a girl was fighting against the currents in the Seine. The bastard who had rejected her had probably tried to kill her or she had jumped. It wouldn’t be a first. Rejected souls tend to be suicidal. Yet, she was fighting to survive. I could hear her voice, begging for help. I could see her arms struggling, trying to keep her head above the surface as her mouth sucked in the air. As I pushed my wings to go faster, I was utterly spellbound by the celestial light that surrounded her.

Arriving at her location, I flew lower. Stretching my arms out, I grabbed her by her arms and made the effort to move up quickly, so I wouldn’t drop her. Then I pulled her into my arms and secured her against my chest. She coughed against my shoulder. She had her eyes closed, unaware that she was safe because she kept praying and crying as she clutched my neck.

Thankfully, I had arrived before she drowned.

Moments later, I landed in a dim part of the city near a park. I needed her to calm down, so she could look into my eyes, but she didn’t want to be apart from my embrace. She was shivering and rambling on in her native tongue. She was not French. This wasn’t a problem as angels and gargoyles understood all languages across the world.

When her arms released my neck, and her feet touched the ground, I was able to see her tangled dark hair in front of her face and the soaked clothes glued to her fragile body. I brushed the tousled hair away from her pretty face while noticing her silky white skin, her doll face, and her pale, plump lips.

It had never occurred to me that I could crave so intensely to bond with a soul, even before looking into the girl’s eyes and knowing if we were a match or not. But everything about her made me desire her., especially the bright and fantastic light surrounding her. She had the most beautiful soul I had ever seen. She would make a perfect queen. If only I could choose, I would want her. But I couldn’t.

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Dunn
by Kay Jay
Genre: Psychological Suspense
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Aidan Dunn is a man driven by money and power – he just doesn’t have
any. What he does have – he thinks – is charm. He’s been honing his
manipulation skills as a charity collector for years, earning enough
commission to rent a bedsit and keep him in lager. But it’s time
for bigger and better things. He needs a break or a meal ticket and
rich, vulnerable looking Sophie Harris could be the answer.
The problem is, Sophie seems immune to his charms.
When she isn’t at work, she spends her time at a group which she won’t tell him
about. Worse still, she won’t commit to seeing him. It’s
infuriating and addictive, so when Sophie finally seems to melt and
asks him to come with her to a Salvation program meeting, Aidan is
putty in her hands.
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At the meeting, ex-model front woman, Yvette Blake, and the program’s charismatic
founder, doctor Jeffers, seem to be offering the route to money and
power that Aidan seeks. All he has to do is climb the ladder and
become a‘Savior’ with the chance of securing a lucrative
‘Salvation program’ franchise.
The problem is, it costs too much. Fortunately, Sophie is willing to pay for him. She
needs recruits to progress in the program, so what has Aidan got to
lose? Nothing but his sanity, his freedom and his chance of true love
with fellow initiate, Lizzie.
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Prologue

When does a story start?  When the action starts?  When a life starts changing?  Or when a life is formed?  Surely a story isn’t complete without the whole picture.  A background canvas on which a life is slowly painted, building up in layers as the years add depth and character.  But you won’t care about that.  You won’t care about my whole history.  You’ll only want the juicy stuff – the dirt on Yvette Blake; my reasons for joining the Saviours.  So, let’s start with why I joined.  Let’s start with my darling wife Sophie – the mad witch who ruined my life.

 

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The best thing about trying to get money out of people for charity is that they usually trust you already.  You must be a nice guy if you are working for such a noble cause and for peanuts as well, they assume.  Because you already have their trust half the battle is won.  Sure, they often walk past with no more than a ‘sorry man’ but pick the right ones and you’re home and dry.  Pick the guilty ones and they’ll sign up without a fight.  Sophie looked like one of those, and I saw her coming a mile away. 

 

Close your eyes,” she ordered, “and listen carefully to my voice.  You are lost …  Lost in a wilderness of failure, scavenging small scraps of success to stay alive.  You are alone.”

And suddenly, in that room full of people, knee brushing that of the scary man next to me, a panic gripped me – because I was alone. 

I was alone in a storm of a world.

I was alone and no one I knew could help me – the only hope was Yvette.  And her voice was a beacon. 

 Right, who wants to go first?” I asked.

I’ll do it,” offered Susie, squeezing past the others in pointy boots.  Her eyes met mine for a moment before the attendant blindfolded her. 

I trust you,” she said.  “You can do it, Aidan.”

Name?” snapped the attendant.

Aidan,” I said jovially.  “Aidan Dunn and this is -”

The leader’s name is sufficient thank you, Mr Dunn.  Please take your place by obstacle one.”

I shrugged and led Susie to the first challenge – two narrow wooden planks leaning either side of a tractor tire on the floor to form a precarious hillock.

Okay, Susie,” I said as we reached the start.  “The first thing we have got is a ramp balanced – “

No describing the obstacles!” snapped the attendant scribbling on her clipboard. “Minus five points.”

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When I’m not being a mum, working or writing, I am a keen runner and open
water swimmer. I am also one below black belt in Tae Kwon Do (Korean
karate), though I tend to only make it to one class a week with my
son these days, so won’t be making it to black belt anytime soon.
I had the idea for Dunn years ago, when some one I knew had a friend
who got involved in a similar cult. I started writing the first
incarnation of the novel, whilst teaching English in China, but came
back and changed most of it after my son was born. The beginning and
ending have changed, thanks to the guidance from an award winning
author and playwright who has basically tutored me. My writing has
developed because of his guidance and I am now really happy with
dunn. It’s ready to go. I hope you will enjoy it.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Celebrity Status by Angela Scavone

 

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 9 2018

 

Famous Hollywood actress, Elizabeth Stanfield, has a glamorous lifestyle with a lavish house, glittery parties, a people magazine’s fifty most beautiful people fiancé and best friend Billy Stone – Famous actor, producer and secret organized crime enforcer.

Everything is not as it seems…Elizabeth’s fiancé cheats on her, a studio head and director are hell bent on making her life miserable and it gets harder to keep her secrets protected.

The only good thing in her life is Billy, their budding romance, and connections that give them freedom to do whatever they want in Hollywood.

Will their connections be enough to keep their secrets hidden and Celebrity Status safe or are they doomed to be torn down?

Purchase Links: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca

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About the Author

Angela Scavone is the author of two Soulmate novels, Love by the book and A Journey Home. As well as,  a contributing author to the Christmas anthology, ‘A Soulmate for Christmas’. Her latest novel Celebrity Status is now available from Pearman Literary Publishers on Amazon. She lives in Ontario, Canada sharing her home with her father and much-loved trio of pups. Apart from her avid love of story telling, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends and concoct dairy free recipes from scratch. Sometimes she wins and sometimes she loses – tofu, banana and peanut butter pudding we are looking at you

Contact Information

Website: https://angelascavone.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angela.scavone.52

Twitter: https://twitter.com/busterwhyte

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/busterwhyte/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6683076-angela-scavone

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