Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cover Reveal! Sanguinary by Margo Bond Collins!

Author Page: Amazon

Only fifty years left before vampires rule the world.

When Dallas police detective Cami Davis joined the city's vampire unit, she planned to use the job as a stepping-stone to a better position in the department.

But she didn't know then what she knows now: there's a silent war raging between humans and vampires, and the vampires are winning.

So with the help of a disaffected vampire and an ex-cop addict, Cami is going undercover, determined to solve a series of recent murders, discover a way to overthrow the local Sanguinary government, and, in the process, help win the war for the human race.

But can she maintain her own humanity in the process? Or will Cami find herself, along with the rest of the world, pulled under a darkness she cannot oppose?

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About the Author
Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She
has published a number of novels, including Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

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Margo's Other Books:

Taming the Country Star
Legally Undead
Fairy, Texas
Waking Up Dead
Beyond the Count

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Kindle Countdown Deal: Chasing the Green Fairy

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give a little heads-up that I am running a Kindle Countdown Deal on Chasing the Green Fairy this week. I have also left Chasing the Star Garden on sale for .99 cents in case you are new to my series. For those of you who enjoyed The Harvesting, this might be your first steampunk series. If you enjoy fantasy novels and spunky heroines, you will definitely love The Airship Racing Chronicles.

Earlier this summer, I gave away more than 10,000 copies of Chasing the Star Garden! Can you believe that? I hope those readers enjoyed their time with Lily. If you haven't grabbed the second novel in this series yet. you can catch it this week for just .99 cents! This is a limited deal. 

That said, I am off to Indie Bookfest 2014 in Orlando, leaving today! I can't wait to meet the other authors and bloggers. We interact a lot online but I seldom meet face to face. Looking forward to setting my eyes on Margo Bond Collins, Peggy Sue Martinez, Elyse Schramm, and Jacqueline Garlick! I'll be sure to bring back pictures!

How about a project update as well? Lady Macbeth, which is now a 3 book saga (seriously, it was 1500 pages long, what was I thinking), is reaching the end of editing. Turns out finishing this book is a lot like frosting a cake, no matter how much I smooth it out, I still see somewhere that needs just a little tweaking. It's making me batty. It was supposed to be a summer pub but looks like we are looking at October 1. Midway is also almost done and I want to have it to you before Halloween. The Shadow Aspect follows in the line-up. After that, so much fun in store! Will have to pick :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RBTL Presents Revolution, Chronicles of the Uprising 3, by K. A. Salidas

Title:  Revolution
 Author:  K.A. Salidas
Series:  Chronicles of the Uprising (#3)
Genre: Paranormal/Dystopian
Publisher:  Rising Sign Books LLC
Release Date:   TBA
Peace is an illusion. Blood, violence, and death follow Mira like shadows. 
Battle lines have been drawn between human and Otherkin and bloody war is on the horizon: one that will end in either a shift in the world’s balance of power...or ultimate destruction. 
With their strength, powers and a rage known only by the oppressed, the Otherkin are evenly matched against the superior numbers of the human army. To tip the balance in their favor, the Otherkin need more soldiers; and their only options are the Gladiators of New Haven city. 
Mira is sent across enemy lines to recruit any able-bodied vampires to her cause. But what she discovers along the way will blur the lines between friends and enemies. Seeds of doubt weaken Mira’s allegiance and she finds herself torn between the old masters who used her as entertainment, and the new ones who consider her as nothing more than a weapon.
As the war draws near, Mira will have to decide what she is truly fighting for.

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, she can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, she still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write. 
 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment. 

Places to find K.A (Katie)

Aphrodite Giveaway! Win ebooks of Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak and Deer in Headlights by Staci Hart

God knows, I'm a fan of Aphrodite . . . pun intended. Readers of my Airship Racing Chronicles already know that the Goddess Aphrodite features predominantly in Chasing the Star Garden. I actually got interested in this ancient goddess while working on another, yet unfinished, novel. That novel, set in the Renaissance, traces the origins of Celeste from Chasing the Star Garden's order. Maybe, one day, I'll get back to that project. But back to Aphrodite . . .

We all know about Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. you can't get out of 8th grade free without knowing your Greek Gods. But this Goddess, however, is really much more interesting and much more complex. Aphrodite used to be one of the chief gods. Before societies changed from matriarchies (women ruled) to patriarchies (male ruled) there was always a Goddess in charge: the queen of heaven, the great mother, etc. Aphrodite's roots trace back into ancient Mesopotamia. Research tracks her cults (her churches) to the worship of this goddess in the forms of Ianna and Ishtar. Aphrodite's earliest worship showed her influence over the very forces of life and death, love and war. Once, in her earliest incarnations, Aphrodite ruled as the Queen of Heaven. It was not until Aphrodite was incorporated into a pantheon of gods that she lost her place. Zeus came to stand at the head of the gods where the Goddess, and Aphrodite, once held sway.

The Great Mother

Today, I am celebrating this Goddess in her rawest form. And to celebrate, let's have a giveaway . . . a pair of Aphrodite ebooks: Chasing the Star Garden (or Chasing the Green Fairy) AND Deer in Headlights (or any other novel in the series) by Staci Hart!

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Step 2: Comment below to let me know you signed up AND tell me, who is your favorite of the Ancient Greek, Roman, or other Classical Gods?

Winner will be drawn on 7/31!

(Be sure to look at the post below for a chance to win Paperbacks of Staci Hart's series AND see her new cover!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Release Day & Giveaway! Doe Eyes by Staci Hart, Good Gods Book 3



Aphrodite knows better than anyone how the heart works. Just don’t ask her to figure out her own.

She’s been away from Olympus for weeks, which wasn’t near long enough for her move on from everything that happened, to get past the betrayal and loss. She has no idea what she’s walking into when she gets back other than a new competition, this time against Artemis. The goddesses have never been friends, but now they have more in common than ever, though they’d rather face eat ambrosia straight than admit it.

Artemis can’t help but be smug. Her player, Josie, is a private investigator who’s lost more than she’s won. Every waking moment is consumed by her fire to catch the man who killed her partner, and when Jon comes back into town after leaving her without a word, it’s more than she can handle. She’ll never let him in. Not again.

But Jon only did what he thought was right, and he’ll do anything he can, give her everything he has to give to prove that he can be trusted with her heart again.

With Adonis gone and the threat of Ares around every corner, Aphrodite’s past presses on her, leaving her more alone than she’s ever been. She can’t help wondering if she’ll ever escape, and how much pain she’ll endure before the whole ordeal is behind her.




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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cover-to-Cover Reveal and Giveaway of Dark Victorian: Risen by Elizabeth Watasin

One thing to love about the steampunk community is how talented the people are. From costuming to tinkering to artwork, steampunks know how to make beautiful things! I've loved getting to know the people in the steampunk community over the last year. One of my favorite people I've met is the multi-talented Elizabeth Watasin. Elizabeth recently updated the cover on Dark Victorian; Risen. Isn't it absolutely amazing! I have mad cover love. This lovely cover graces a really fantastic work that you really need to read. Right now.

Novel Description:

“Way will open.”
She is Artifice.
A resurrected criminal and agent of HRH Prince Albert’s Secret Commission.
An artificial ghost.
A Quaker.
He is Jim Dastard.
The oldest surviving agent of the Secret Commission.
An animated skull.
A mentor to newly resurrected agents.
In a mechanical and supernatural London, agents of Prince Albert’s Secret Commission, their criminal pasts wiped from their memories, are resurrected to fight the eldritch evils that threaten England. Amidst this turmoil, Jim Dastard and his new partner Artifice must stop a re-animationist raising murderous dead children. As Art and Jim pursue their quarry, Art discovers clues about her past self, and through meeting various intriguing women—a journalist, a medium, a prostitute, and a mysterious woman in black—where her heart lies. Yet the question remains: What sort of criminal was she? A new beginning, a new identity, and new dangers await Art as she fights for the Secret Commission and for her second life.

Experience female detective mysteries with a Victorian superheroine:
A gaslamp fantasy in a steampunk, paranormal London, follow the dangerous adventures of an uncanny female sleuth and her senior skull partner set in the same alternate world as Elizabeth Watasin's Victorian Gothic series, The Elle Black Penny Dreads.

Enjoy a bonus Art Gallery:
The paperback version of Dark Victorian: Risen contains a small gallery of illustrations by Elizabeth Watasin.

Learn more about the debut of this intriguing, steampunk lesbian series:
It is 1880; black arts sorcery had its time to grow in England and to battle the eldritch evils threatening, HRH Prince Albert's Secret Commission is born. Executed criminals are brought back to life without memories to fight as agents, and among those resurrected is Artifice, a six foot tall strongwoman, Quaker, and artificial ghost, guided by her senior partner, Jim Dastard, the animated skull.

Once awakened, Art knows only that she has risen with one purpose: to protect and serve England.  Her first mission is to track down a re-animationist who has raised murderous dead animals and children to take revenge upon the living. To do so she must quickly learn more about her past, her new ghostly powers, and especially how she must face threats when her Quaker nature interferes with the needs of battle.

But as the re-animationist rallies for a final confrontation, Jim, Art's skeptical partner and the most senior, surviving agent of the Secret Commission, learns what Art will do, and more.

The Dark Victorian series, a unique take on lesbian historical fiction:
Set eighteen years before words like 'homosexual' and 'lesbian' had yet to be invented, the world of the Dark Victorian series continues the 19th century tradition of British female marriage and romance into a future where same-sex unions thrive. Into this world, Artifice is reborn and while only four days living, quickly learns–from her encounters with a madwoman journalist, a mysterious woman in black, and a French prostitute–where her heart lies . . .

About the Author:

Dark Victorian: Risen is the debut paranormal steampunk tale from speculative fiction storyteller Elizabeth Watasin, who delights in bringing you shilling shockers immersed in Gothic Victorian mystery, women sleuths, and the eldritch vestiges of an otherworldly London. Enjoy the deadly battles of a Victorian superheroine and her skull partner as Artifice and Jim Dastard rid the world of threats and monsters.

An Excerpt from Risen:


When Art emerged she felt there were several things torn inside of her. Were she human she would be vomiting blood, but since that hadn’t happen yet she felt she could manage consciousness for a little while. She leaned against a wall and tried to move the hand with the walking stick behind her. She needed to get at the pole ax stuck in her back.
Her vision clouded and one of her legs gave way.
When her eyes cleared, she thought she did well saving them from a fall because Jim was still in her hand, her walking stick was supporting her, and she’d only fallen to one knee. However, Jim was berating her.
“Art, while you were nodding a street rascal relieved you of your purse! A slew of boys came running and—good God, woman! You’ve a pole ax in your back!”
“Friend. . . the men. I hit them too hard,” Art gasped.
“What? Just eat something, hurry! Eating will heal you! I thought I saw turnips! Potatoes? There’s fried fish over there! And—what’s this?”
The street boys ran up to where Art knelt. The leader held Art’s coin purse.
“We snatched it back for you.” He grinned as he handed it to her. “And took our fee, too.”
“Keep it, you’ve a task,” Jim said. “You saw what Art did to the slaughter men, right? Go back in. Any that need a doctor, give them that.”
“Sir,” the boy said, instantly serious. He nodded and ran into the building with his companions.
“My thanks, Friend,” Art said.
“Now Art, eat something, damn it. Before I make someone force turnips into you.”
She stood with a jerk, her body trembling. She was surrounded by stalls of hanging red meat, frying fish, whelks being boiled—none of it called to her.
“DAMN IT, ART!” Jim cried.
She quickly lashed out with her stick. A man was hurrying by with his barrow full of live whelks and she hooked it. She stared at the shells and they began to shake. She opened her arms.
The whelks flew from the barrow and entered her body. They rattled within her as she drew the flesh out and absorbed the creatures. When she was done the empty shells dropped at her feet. The pole ax fell from her back with a thud.
The whelks seller grabbed hold of his empty barrow and ran.
“Wait, man, don’t you want payment?” Jim called after him.
Art set her stick to the ground. She walked. She was still shaky.
“Art, there’s more over there.”
“No,” she said. “Raw.”
“Who has live whelks?!” Jim cried. “Raw fish, oysters, eels, c’mon now!”
“Here, here, here!” A nervous man said, waving them to his stall. He had uncooked whelks in a basket.
“Do you accept the pin of the Secret Commission? Know what that means, right?” Jim asked. When they neared, Jim spat out a black shield shaped pin on a black ribbon. The seller nodded vigorously.
“Yes, yes, yes,” he said. Taking an empty shell, he placed the pin against it and it began to smoke. The image of the shield was burned into the surface.
“Good man! Take that to the Secret Commission’s payer. Art, eat now.”

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

RBTL Presents Falling Angels by Ami Blackwelder

Title: Falling Angels
Author: Ami Blackwelder
Series: Angelfire Chronicles #2
Genre: Angel/ Romance Suspense
Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing
Release Date: June 1 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Enter a World Where Love Knows No Boundaries. A World Where Boundaries are Manipulated. A World Where Manipulation Might End Everything.

After Ali Maney becomes Angelfire the stakes are raised and Dameon would like nothing more than her death. While Ali grows closer to Kian, they also find many differences that cause friction between them and after her best friends and brother are drawn into the angel wars, Ali will never look back until the war is over.

Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.
 Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA. Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

Places to find Ami

Places to find Falling Angels 
Other Books in the Series 
 Dumah's Demons Book 1.5

Angel Codes Coming