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Awaken by K.S. Marsden

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Title: Awaken
Series: Northern Witch #2
Author: K.S. Marsden
Genre: YA Fantasy LGBT
Release date: 20th August 2018

 
Mark has everything he ever wanted. He is training to be a fully-fledged witch; and he is dating the hottest guy at school.
But events from last winter have set things into motion that he is not prepared for.

Witches, demons, and danger come together to prove that this… this is only the beginning.

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Excerpt:

      Mark’s attention snapped back to the present, as his horse sharply leapt aside. Lulu’s ears were flat back and her muscles tense, and Mark hurried to steady her before she bolted.
      “What’s happening?” Damian’s voice was laced with panic.
      Mark looked around them, trying to find the source of Lulu’s unease, but there was nothing he could see that would upset the horse. Perhaps it was the scent of a predator, that spurred on such a violent reaction; but Mark had never seen anything bigger than a fox up here.
      “Dunno, it’s fine now.” Mark answered, finally turning in his saddle, when he was sure his horse wasn’t going to take off. He looked at Damian, whose bright blue eyes were wide with fear, and his hands gripped the front of the saddle again. Good old Holly looked remarkably relaxed. The little mare ignored Lulu’s antics, and was quietly grazing, waiting for her rider’s next command.
      Mark sighed, maybe they should turn back now, before he scared Damian off horses forever. And, he had to admit, before he scared him away completely.
      Mark looked at their surroundings. They had left the main track, to take a shortcut to the river. There was nothing but grass underfoot, and rough bushes hovering low to the ground.
      Mark looked closer, through the dead-looking thorns at his side, and saw a lump of stone. It was pockmarked and worn from hundreds of years in the elements, but its shape was too geometric to be accidental.
      It wasn’t unusual to come across the remains of old buildings up here, but Mark had never spotted this one before. He-
      He thought he heard a voice, deep and constant, reverberating through the air. Mark couldn’t make out what the voice was saying, the words deformed, and lost to time. Everything about him went still. The wind dropped, and the birds were silent. Mark strained harder, sure he could understand the voice, if he just tried hard enough…
      His horse suddenly squealed with fear, and reared, throwing Mark off balance. He tried to pull himself straight in the saddle, but Lulu was blinded by panic, and bolted.
      Mark felt the air shift around him, he thought he heard his name being shouted, and then with a heavy thud, everything went black.

 

About the Author:
35486042_602790366769190_1403381745084006400_nKelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life – books and horses.

Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has several successful series under her belt.

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Meet C.L. Cannon:

61QAW1qvRGL._UX250_My name is Courtney Cannon, writing under the name C.L. Cannon.

I am a mother of two incredible little boys and the wife of a wonderful man who treats me far better than I deserve. I have always had a strong passion for reading. I wrote my first manuscript when I was nine, and I haven’t stopped since. I have an overwhelming love for anything and everything British! And you will often find me mimicking accents. For my day job, I edit books, design covers, make book trailers, and do voice work. In my free time, I write. You can expect book one of my paranormal fantasy series Forget Me Not, in early 2018.

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I’ve written four short stories to date and am always pumping out more for different anthologies throughout the year!

 

 

A Twist of FateEast of the Bronx from A Twist of Fate

When Alma Keats responds to a mysterious advertisement promising a rent-free apartment and a considerable amount of money in return for her companionship, she thinks she might change her circumstances.

Sick of her father making sacrifices to for the well being of his children, she realized this opportunity could be the answer.

There’s just a couple of catches. She can’t leave the sky-rise Bronx apartment or have any contact with the outside world. And her companion, wealthy businessman Jack Valemont? She’s forbidden to look at him until the one-year contract is up. If she can survive the isolation and the temptation to see her companion’s true face, she’ll walk away with 2 million dollars and a new life for her family.

 

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The Eleventh Hour from Chasing Fireflies

It could be the best or the worst day of his entire existence, but one thing is for certain, it’s the eleventh hour and he has a choice to make. Remain her friend, or convince her that there’s more.

 

 

 

 
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Ring Me from London Calling

When a wrong number turns into the lifeline he never knew he needed, James Declan is forced to come to terms with his demons. Can Claire, the girl on the other end of his mobile, be his salvation, or is she destined to become his biggest mistake yet?

 

 

 

 
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Chasing Time from Holiday Heartwarmers

Carly and Micha are best friends. They have been since the sixth grade when Micha moved to the sleepy southern town of Corwin, Tennessee. For most of their teenage lives, they spent their time trying to get out. When they finally manage to do so, first love, betrayal, asinine exes and a heart-rending loss put their bond to the test. Will a trip back to Corwin for Christmas be just the shove they need to confront their past and make a better future?

Immortal Reckoning by Tara Fox Hall

Title: Immortal Reckoning
Series: Promise Me Series # 18 (Origin Story)
Author: Tara Fox Hall
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.

Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.

After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.

 

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Tamara Fox Hall is giving away one print copy of Immortal Reckoning to one of my readers – Thank you, Tamara


Author Bio:

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance.
She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series.
Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.

Boy of Blood By Megan O’Russell

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Title: Boy of Blood
Author: Megan O’Russell
Genre: YA Dystopia
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Series: Girl of Glass
Release Date: April 10, 2018

 

Boy of BloodAfter Nightland’s vicious attack on the domes, the safety and perfection of the world within the glass has been contaminated. Desperate to rebuild, outsiders are allowed into the domes to help, breaking the cardinal rule: outsiders and Domers must always be separated. But the city is in shambles, crumbling into chaos without the Vampers of Nightland to keep order, and one name is carried on the wind: Nola.

Clinging to Jeremy, Nola struggles to find a way to exist in the domes, turning her back on all she learned in the city. But when one of the outsiders brings the dark secrets of the domes to light, the line between survival and murder blurs against the spectre of the dying world.

Can Nola follow the dark path laid out by the Domes? Will the dangers of the night become her new sanctuary?

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About the Author:

Megan O’Russell is the author of the young adult fantasy series The Tethering, and Nuttycracker Sweet, a Christmas novella. Megan’s short stories can also be found in several anthologies, including Athena’s Daughters 2, featuring women in speculative fiction. Megan is a professional performer who has spent time on stages across the country and is the lyrist for Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical, which received its world premier in 2015. When not on stage or behind a computer, Megan can usually be found playing her ukulele or climbing a mountain with her fantastic husband.

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THE O’RUSSELL LIFE by Megan O’Russell

Megan O'Russell

Being an author is amazing. Being an author and a working actor is… complicated.

Right now, aside from working on my three young adult series, I’m performing on the North American tour of The Wizard of Oz. My entire adult life I’ve been lucky enough to work as a professional performer. From Denali, Alaska to Sanibel Island, Florida, I’ve done shows in some amazing places. I would never want to give up performing, but maintaining two different careers is a huge juggling act, especially when you live in a tour bus.

A typical day on tour starts with bus call. The whole cast piles onto the bus. We have quiet hours until noon, so I curl up in my sleeping bad under my seat and try to sleep.

Around noon-ish we stop for lunch. Hopefully, there is cell service or Wifi so I can check for emails from my agent or publishers, check my social media outlets, and post any links I want to share.

Then it’s back on the bus. I *try* and take the afternoon bus time to write or edit. I usually have time to edit 5,000 words or write 1,500.

At 3:30pm or so, we get to the hotel. That’s either time for exercise, writing, finding food, or (if I’m really desperate) a nap.

Usually 5:15 means it’s back on the bus to head to the venue for the evening’s show. We have company meeting on stage, then I can maybe sneak in about a half-hour of writing before mic check. Then it’s time to get ready for the show. I have some big chunks of downtime during each performance, so I have enough time to write a blog post and read a little in whatever marketing/author based book I‘m delving into a the moment.

10:45 pm sees us back at the hotel, which is time for a snack and some more writing.

Bedtime is about 2am, and then I wake up an hour before bus call to do it all over again.

Occasionally, we’ll have just a travel day with no show, which provides some wiggle room for doing something fun, or we’ll be in a city for more than one day so I’ll have some time to explore instead of just staying on the bus. And there are some amazing cities to explore. From Saint Louis to Raleigh, I’ve gotten to hang out in some pretty awesome places while on The Wizard of Oz tour.

It’s a crazy and hectic schedule in which finding a spare minute to work is an amazing feat and finding a quiet place to write is nigh on impossible.

And I will say planning a book release from a tour bus is not for the faint of heart. I cannot express how grateful I am for the team at Fiery Seas Publishing. Without them, I would have curled up in a corner and cried trying to plan a whole blog tour. They’ve been amazing through this whole publication process.
I wouldn’t trade my two crazy careers for anything, but if you ever see me walking wild-haired into a restaurant with a pack of actors from The Wizard of Oz, you’ll know why.

 

 

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Your Choice of One of the Following Sixteen eBooks

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Four o’Clock Alice by Vanessa Ravel

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Last Another Day by Baileigh Higgins

Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror by Lynn Lamb

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The Dharkling Daughter: Dhark & Destined by C.C. Dowling

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Loving The Book Event

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Welcome everyone, we are so excited to introduce you to all our new updates!!!  We have been working hard to redesign, remodel and rejuvenate Loving The Book and we want to share this exciting new look with you!

Join the Party for loads of games on March 15th

Today we are featuring a treasure hunt on the same Party and Blitz page and
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Join all the Fun and get a chance to enter to win loads of prizes

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The team behind Loving The Book

Becca Lamoreaux

Becca LamoreauxBecca has a BA in English, Creative Writing, and has been doing work as a publicist for several years. She loves to throw parties and she loves to read books. Plus, as an author, she knew the struggles of getting a book noticed and the difficulty in marketing a new book. So she formed this business as a way to help other authors get their work seen and their books known.

Becca is married to a wonderful man who puts up with her crazy imagination, her super excitable personality, and her 2 pets (a puppy named Deise and a cat named Niku). When she is not creating and hosting events, she is reading, writing, playing instruments, and dancing in her kitchen while singing as loud as she can.

Reading books has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember and her love of writing came before she actually knew how to make letters. She squeezes writing time in between working, housework, and baking (which she is currently grounded from doing as her husband is blaming her for his weight gain.)

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Katie Summerill

Katie SummerillKatie has had a passion for books from the moment she learned how to read. In first grade, she received the award for most books read during the school year (352 books). In Jr. High, Katie would go to the library to get 2-3 books which she would read during classes and then after school return those books and check out 3-4 more to take home with her. She regularly got reprimanded for reading during classes. However with the onset of responsibilities, first getting a job, then getting married, going to university and having children, book reading has become a revered and eagerly anticipated activity.

Katie now lives in England with her husband and three lovely children. Activities she enjoys with her family are walking in the beautiful countryside, visiting sites of historical significance, and geocaching. Without her family’s involvement, she enjoys planning family holidays they will never take, sitting in a few blessed moments of silence, and of course, reading!

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Abby is a senior in high school who has always loved reading all kinds of books. She is looking forward to graduation this spring and then pursuing a degree in psychology at a University. Abby hopes to use her training in psychology to help hospital patients cope with their illnesses.

Abby is the youngest of four children and a bit of a homebody who loves to spend time with her family and her two dogs, Beef and Boo. She also loves cooking, painting, and anything involving art. Although Abby prefers to be at home, she has had the wonderful opportunity to travel internationally and loves learning about other cultures and creating new friendships.

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Nick Campbell

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Nick is not a big reader and tends to fall asleep while reading books. However, he has a great love for graphic design and after studying graphic design in college started his own design company and created several large company logos. Nick now works at Costco and has designed several of their posters that you may have seen at the checkout stands. And while his graphic design has become more of a side business, Nick was excited to join the Loving the Book team because his wife is an author and he believed in their mission to help authors get seen.

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Aubrey is a Junior in high school who plays flute in the marching band has participated in many band competitions, winning many awards. She enjoys reading, poetry, math, riding her bike, music, and crafts.  Aubrey is the middle of three children with an older brother and a younger sister. She enjoys spending time with her pet Boa. While she does not yet know what she wants to be when she “grows up”, she has considered doing something in the field of psychology.

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Only One Woman by Christina Jones and ‎ Jane Risdon

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Two women, one love story.

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June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.

December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll take it.

As the final colourful year of the sixties dawns, the question is: can there be only one woman for Scott?

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If you love music and fashion and everything 1960s, you’ll be sure to love this novel.

Not just a love triangle, Only One Woman charts the music and fashions of the time and is peppered with World Events which shape and change society forever.

 

 The Authors:

Jane Risdon

1-image1Having spent most of her life married to a rock musician, Jane Risdon had little time for writing such was their lifestyle. Later she and her husband managed recording artists, musicians, singer-songwriters, and record producers, and at one time a couple of actors too, rubbing shoulders with the great and glamorous all over the world. With time to herself at last, Jane’s experiences in the music industry and earlier working life, in various government departments, have influenced her writing career.

Although mostly a Crime/thriller writer, Jane has dabbled in other genres and has contributed to over a dozen anthologies as well as working on several novels.

She and Christina Jones have been friends since the Swingin’ Sixties. It was their shared love, experience, and memories of that era which has resulted in their co-authored novel.

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Christina Jones

1-15875203_10154717507376223_8218999800026339337_oChristina Jones has written all of her life (as well as having millions of Proper Jobs including factory worker, secretary, nightclub dancer, blood donor attendant, barmaid, waitress, civil servant and fruit picker) Christina first had a short story published when she was just 14 years old. She has written for teenage and women’s magazines fiction and non-fiction for a number of years, had her own humour column in The Oxford Times, and has contributed to national newspapers.

Christina is the recipient of several awards for her writing.

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Win a signed copy of Only One Woman by Christina Jones and ‎ Jane Risdon

Enter your name or that of a friend, to enter the free draw on Valentine’s Day. Renza and Stella are giving away 3 signed copies of Only One Woman – Paperback edition – to the 3 lucky names to be pulled from the hat on the day. Leave your name in comments on this post to take part.

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