Monday, May 18, 2015

UNLEASH THE DEAD

UNLEASH THE UNDEAD
compiled by Samie Sands

Delve into the horrifying world of the zombie apocalypse, as bought to you by the following authors and artists: J.L.Drake, Marina Hume, Matías Andrés Bravo Jara, Ana Prundaru, J.H., Dale Herring, Jonny Graham, Klarissa Del Rossario, Saadia Ammad, Akash Sagar, Rob Shepherd, Rhys Curtis-Thompson, Kayleigh Edwards, Diego Tonini, Lachelle Redd, Victoria Pagac, Noel Osualdini, Glen Holman, Mathias Jansson, Kyle Flack, Ceri Matthias, Gia Berryman, Max Ferreira, Diana Alexandru, Kevin S. Hall, Art Pic, Zoja Vladisavljevic, B.S. Purwanda and Samie Sands.

EXCERPT
Along with the thigh-high PVC boots, Lucy was also wearing a long-sleeved leather body suit and a pair of PVC goggles. Anna smirked; she looked like the lovechild of the steampunk genre and a member of Marilyn Manson.

“Well what was I meant to do? He came at me, all chompy and toothy so I stamped in his eye.” Lucy shrugged, moving to examine a shelf crowded with accessories.

“No, not Colin. I wouldn’t have blamed you for stamping in that pervert’s eye even if he wasn’t one of them.” Anna replied, rolling her eyes as Lucy found, and snapped on, a pair of leather gloves.

“He was my best customer.” Lucy grumbled.

“I mean the outfit.” Anna explained, shaking her head. “I realise you run a sex shop whilst moonlighting as a dominatrix, but do you really have to dress like that now? We’re in the middle of an apocalypse; you don’t need your uniform.”

“It’s an underwear shop! And this outfit is for practicality. It’s nearly impossible to chew through this stuff. I’ll have the last laugh when your jeans are in tatters and your legs have been eaten off, and there’s barely a scratch on me.” Lucy smiled, grabbing a bullwhip from the wall and coiling it around her forearm.

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ABOUT SAMIE
Samie’s debut novel, Lockdown has been published by Triplicity Publishing, and she is currently working on the sequel. She has a degree in Media and loves to gain inspiration for her writing from travelling. Check out her website.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO HOME by Jaimie Hope

THE ROAD THAT LEADS TO HOME
by Jamie Hope

Sara's life was going along peacefully until she got the early morning phone call that changed everything. Now she finds herself heading back where she began, home. Not only does she have to deal with a difficult older sister and helping to keep the family's inn afloat, Sara has to work alongside her high school sweetheart who still looks as gorgeous as ever and her feelings that she saw all this coming. Her dreams and nightmares seem to come true right before her eyes. It has to all be a coincidence, doesn't it?

EXCERPT
“He was with someone when I came home from college.”

“No, not really. He went out with her once. He wanted you to think he had someone since he told you he wouldn’t wait for you. He wanted you to be jealous. Guess it worked. He was crushed when you moved to Florida. He really thought you were going to stay, everyone did.”

“So did I. It just didn’t work out that way.” Reflectively she added, “It's funny how things turn out. When I was growing up, I didn’t think I’d ever leave this area. I never wanted to. Most kids I went to school with couldn’t wait to graduate so they could travel, but James and I just wanted to stay here.”

“What changed?”

“I thought when I came back I would take my place here at the inn, but when I got here, I found out there really wasn’t a place here for me anymore.”

“You’re a Rhea, you always have a place here.”

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ABOUT JAIMIE

Jaimie Hope was born November 3, 1976, in New York. It wasn't until high school, where she joined the newspaper staff, that she decided she wanted to be a writer. After graduation, the author went to college and received an Associate's degree in 1999. In 2002, she moved to Florida where she was an active volunteer in the local historical society and the Deltona Regional Library. In 2006, she moved back to New York where she released her first Children's book, The Adventures of Baby Jaimie. She followed it with a Young Adult novel, Bless The Broken Road. She also published her autobiography, Roll With It. She is planning to re-release book one of her New Adult Romance/Paranormal trilogy, The Sara Rhea Chronicles: The Road That Leads To Home and a new Children's Book series, along with releasing all her other self-published titles under her new publishing company, Back To Basics Publishing and Author Services in the fall of 2014.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

HIS ULTIMATE DESIRE by Joy Avery

NRCHISULTIMATEDESIREPHARPERBANNER Author Joy Avery is giving away One His Ultimate Desire Goodie Bag. Enter content below. Book Title: His Ultimate Desire, Book 2 in the Indigo Falls series Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction ASIN: B00W8MUYRC Publication Date: April 17, 2015

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON & STRINGS by Ruthanne Reid

THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON and STRINGS
by Ruthanne Reid

THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON

All Katie Lin wants is to get away from her family: from the magic, from the mayhem, and from the never-ending war.

Unfortunately, someone has other ideas, and sends her a box. A box that jumps.

The tiny fire hazard inside may just force her back to Wales - and right into the path of a dragon war, the Crow King, and at least one reluctant elf prince. Sometimes, running away just doesn't work as planned.

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STRINGS

Need help? You probably shouldn't ask Grey.

A runaway Unseelie prince, Grey feeds on love - a commodity he conjures via music and magic in late-night Manhattan. It's a sweet gig, if lonely, and Grey is almost sure the dire warnings he was given about New York in December won't come true.

Then a monster from his childhood attacks in the middle of the night, and everything changes.

He survived, but he's marked, and more monsters are coming for him and everyone who survived. Grey has no plans to be a hero but fate doesn't care what he wants. Sometimes, no matter what you do, you aren't the one pulling the strings.

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EXCERPT FROM THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON
The box jumped.

Boxes are not supposed to jump. It’s a law somewhere, I think. Maybe Guyana. Apparently not in New Hampshire, because the box kept jumping.

I sat in my idling car, puffs of exhaust rising in my rear-view mirror, and stared at the uncoordinated box-dance. It was wrapped in the loveliest paper, too, which was a shame, because bouncing on my boot-scraper had roughened all the corners and torn one edge. The bow was big and purple and covered in small green somethings. I wasn’t close enough to make them out.

I didn’t want to be close enough to make them out.

If I didn’t do something soon, the neighbors would notice. The box probably hadn’t been jumping all morning, or there’d be a crowd. Or maybe it was already on YouTube. I didn’t know.

So much for a safe, boring life among the Ever-Dying. New Hampshire, you have failed me.

I turned off the car. Time to go see what invaded my (mostly) magic-free space.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH RUTHANNE
-What inspired you to become a writer?

A miserable childhood.

That’s probably not the answer you were looking for. :) Allow me to elaborate.

I was a lonely, bullied, overweight child, and I found hope in books.

Books. Beautiful, beautiful books. My parents didn’t really divide our library into child-appropriate and not, so I encountered Bullfinch’s Mythology, Beowulf, and Stephen King when my age was… well. I’ll say single-digit and leave it at that.

For me, this was a very good thing.

I was treated to worlds with insane characters and grandiose speeches, with fears I could understand and fears I couldn’t, naughty words I knew I dared not use but secretly admired, and discovered the powerful truth that stories mattered.

Stories MATTER. They took me out of myself, away from my extremely lonely and bullied childhood, and into a place where the efforts of Hobbits counted. Where power was in reach but only out of sight, and in the end, good won, even if things didn’t immediately look that way.

So that’s why I write: hope. If I can give hope and escape to others when they read my work, then I have done my job.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

ONE thing? Just one? Okay. I am about to cheat: I would do one of two things.

1. Visit Notte (my 15,000 year old father of all vampires) and just listen to him talk for a while.

2. Visit Grey, or any of the Fey, and listen to their music. Their magic is music-based, and it is glorious.

-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book.

For The Christmas Dragon, I dove deep into Merlin mythology, and discovered so much niftiness I barely knew what to do with myself. I think my favorite fact is actually about Bardsey Island and Merlin’s Apple. The island is one of the supposed resting places of Merlin, but even wilder, there’s an apple that grows there unlike any in the whole world: it is completely resistent to blight. Nobody knows why.

Nobody knows how. Theories range from “it’s bonemeal from all the saints buried there” on. All I know is, it seems pretty magical to me, and I’d love to visit.

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks and pizza with?

I’d go with just about all of them, but you know something? I think I’d pick “Uncle” Merlin, from The Christmas Dragon. He’s kind of crazy, very fun, and though he might not keep me safe if anything weird were to happen, we’d have a glorious adventure before it was all through.

-If you could go back in time and give your pre-published self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Relax. Take it easy. Trust God to work this publishing-thing out a pace you can handle. Knowing me, however, I wouldn’t have listened.

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

Yes: proper ass-kicking urban fantasy, à la Faith Hunter and Ilona Andrews and Jim Butcher. I absolutely love series-style books with that kind of protagonist, but I can never seem to produce them on my own. At least, not yet. <-cue evil laugh

ABOUT RUTHANNE

Indie author Ruthanne Reid writes about elves, aliens, vampires, and space-travel with equal abandon. She is the author of the series Among the Mythos, and believes good stories should be shared. Subscribe to her free email newsletter for free books and more at amongthemythos.com. You can connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, where she looks at too many kittens and Avengers blogs.

Ruthanne’s love of magic, urban environments, and deep space birthed a strange world with undercurrents of faith, magic, villainy, and heroism (along with swords and lasers, on occasion). Among the Mythos showcases aliens with all-too-human feelings, entire societies on the decline due to greed and fear, protagonists who might actually be the bad guys (or vice-versa), and endings every bit as messy as the world that creates them.

Ruthanne knows from experience that endings are messy. No matter how exotic the setting, how many limbs the characters have or what (if any) genders, the problems and questions addressed by a good story are very real, and that’s why they have power. If she has a theme, it is this: keep fighting, and keep pushing toward hope, because the struggle is worth the finish-line.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Temporary Absence

Hello folks,

It’s finally happening. I’m going to Disney!!!

What does this mean? It means I will have limited time to check the internet beginning Thursday, May 14 and extending to Thursday, May 28. (Driving eats up time.)

So carry on in my absence, and I’ll say hi to Mickey for everyone. 

-Mary

Friday, May 1, 2015

PRISON OF HOPE by Steve McHugh

PRISON OF HOPE
by Steve McHugh

Long ago, Olympian gods imprisoned the demon Pandora in a human—Hope—creating a creature whose only purpose was chaos and death. Remorseful, the gods locked Pandora away in Tartarus, ruled by Hades.

Now, centuries later, Pandora escapes. Nate Garrett, a 1,600-year-old sorcerer, is sent to recapture her and discovers her plan to disrupt the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, killing thousands in a misplaced quest for vengeance.

Fast forward to modern-day Berlin, where Nate has agreed to act as guardian on a school trip to Germany to visit Hades at the entrance to Tartarus. When Titan King Cronus becomes the second ever to escape Tartarus, Nate is forced to track him down and bring him back, to avert a civil war between those who would use his escape to gain power.

EXCERPT
“See?” the manager told Mara. “He wishes you no harm.”

“We’ll see how that goes when he’s murdering us in our sleep,” she said.

“I promise to clean up after I’m done,” I said.

The manager gave me a “Was that really necessary?” look while someone behind me made no effort to conceal his or her snigger. Apparently my time of helping was over.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE
-What inspired you to become a writer?

I always enjoyed writing, even as a young boy. But when I was about 13 my English teacher at school advised me to read books from genres that I didn't normally read, so I went to the local library and picked up David Gemmell, Terry Pratchett and Stephen King. Once I finished them, I knew I wanted to do it myself.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

Hide. Seriously, I know far too much and someone there would want to keep me quiet.

-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book.

I learned all about the Krampus. Or the evil Santa, or whatever people would know him as. He’s terrifying. I mean, absolutely horrific, and as soon as I read about him, I knew he had to be in the book.

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

Tommy. He’s a powerful werewolf with a young daughter, and a love of Star Wars and geeky things. He’s basically me. Except the werewolf thing, I’m not one of those. My wife would not be happy if I started shedding everywhere.

-If you could go back in time and give your pre-published self one piece of advice, what would it be?

That’s hard because when I first started out, I knew nothing. I know slightly more than nothing now, but I’m always learning, such is the business I’m in. I’d probably tell younger me to chill out, to never read reviews and don’t take everything seriously. Yes, I know that’s more than one, but it’s under the same umbrella of advice. The day, as a writer, you just accept that not everyone will like your stuff, that you can’t take things personally and to just get on with writing what makes you happy, is the day you become a lot happier as a person. It took me about a year to figure that out.

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

Erotic anything. There are sex scenes in the first two books, and I’m not ashamed to say they’re not great. I decided pretty quickly that while those scenes were necessary for the book, I didn’t want to do a huge number. I’m not prudish or anything like that, I just don’t write good enough sex scenes. I could never write in a genre where the sex is meant to be hot, heavy and frequent.

ABOUT STEVE

Steve McHugh is the author of the popular Hellequin Chronicles. The fourth book, Prison of Hope, is out on April 14th. He lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

WRONG SIDE OF THE GRAVE by Bryna Butler

WRONG SIDE OF THE GRAVE
by Bryna Butler

When the dearly departed of Point Pleasant start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Mothman as suspect number one. A fun read, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action Teen Sci-Fi Mystery with a paranormal twist.

Parent Approved: Contains no profanity or sexual content.

EXCERPT
“You look at me as if you know me.”

“I like to think I do.” I keep it light and flash her a flirty grin as I continue to be clever. “I’m not lying when I say that from the first moment I saw you, I wanted to get you alone.”

Kendall seems amused by my response. Her lips tighten to a thin line, pulling up in the corners. She turns from me but keeps her hold on my hand, pulling me a few slow steps away from the door.

“Honestly, I don’t know why I bother trying to make these connections,” she says. She doesn’t look at me while she says it, but I’m looking at her. She walks like she’s dancing. Her movements are so graceful they nearly defy gravity.

I watch as Kendall’s blond curls bounce against her back with each careful step around the mud. I watch as her arms swing open for balance. Her pale skin catches the moonlight so that it glistens.

“I suppose it’s my age showing,” she continues, not paying a bit of attention to me. “I’ve become a granny rambling on about who’s related to who. I need to learn that it doesn’t matter in the scheme of things. Whether we have met before is of no consequence this close to the end.”

I laugh. That’s just like the old ones. Slipping up when they think they’re safe; when they think they’re in control. To her, I’m already dead.

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ABOUT BRYNA

Bryna Butler is a journalism-trained writer having authored dozens of articles and financial publications before taking the leap into fiction in 2011. Her first book, Of Sun & Moon, skyrocketed to number one on Kindle top free charts in the categories of Teen/YA Supernatural Mystery, Teen/YA Romantic Mystery, and Teen/YA Time Travel in the U.S. and U.K. when the title went to free status in 2014. Butler’s work is free of profanity and sexual content making them safe reads for pre-teen as well as teen readers.

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