Review Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Title: Low Midnight
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville Series (#13)
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Tor – Forge (Imprint of Macmillan)
Release Date: Dec 30 2014
Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: eBook & Print (Mass Market)
Rating:
Source: Tor Forge Publishing House
Blurb/Synopsis:

Cormac, the Kitty Norville series' most popular supporting character, stars in his first solo adventure.
Carrie Vaughn's Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty’s most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary…a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty’s world and all who inhabit it. With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac’s past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.

Excerpt Fire and Water by Andrew Grey

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Title: Fire and Water
Author: Andrew Grey
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Dec 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.
Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.
Red and Terry’s world collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer.  Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.

Spotlight The Self Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide

Monday, December 22, 2014
 I am listed in The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide,  and is already a #1 Amazon Bestseller in its category. The Guide is a collection of over 850 links to resources indie authors need to publish professional looking books.


What’s In The Book

We’re publishing later this week but the ebook is available right now for preorder for Kindle.

Here’s what you’ll find inside, and why this project was destined to be an ebook:

We broke down the publishing process for the sake of reference into three main parts:

Prepare
Publish
Promote
Then within each part we set up categories (a total of 33 of them) to hold listings of companies and individual vendors, complete with

a short blurb giving a little information about the listing
the person responsible for the site or business where appropriate
email addresses where available as live links
website addresses as live links
phone numbers where available
All alphabetically arranged. 


All the links in the book were carefully curated and verified, and are listed in 33 easy-to-use categories.
We’re happy to support your work with indie authors, and would appreciate your support for our new publication.
  • Let your fans, followers, and friends know about your listing
  • recommend the book to clients who are trying to find people, vendors, and services to help them on their publishing journey
  • recommend the book to event organizers and workshop coordinators.
And, if you think the book is worthwhile, we’d love a review on Amazon or another retail site, or on your blog or in your newsletter or ezine. We want to let as many people as possible know about this time and energy saving resource.
The Guide will be updated regularly, so if you have others you think should be included, please let us know via our Submission Form.

I've got an article on my blog today that gives all the details. You can find it here: Self-Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide [Blog]
 
We hope this guide will help increase your business, and we thank you for your support.
Here’s a link to the book on Amazon: The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide.


Review The Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Title: The Book of Days
Author: K.A. Barker
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA, SciFi, Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Release Date: Sept 1 2014
Edition/Format: Print
Source: Pan Macmillan Australia
Rating:
Blurb/Synopsis:
Most people believe the best way to forget someone is to throw them down a well. Or lock them in a room with eight keys, or bury them at a crossroad in the thirteenth hour. But they’re wrong. The best way to forget someone is for them never to have existed in the first place.

Madame Marisol’s Unreality House was where you brought people to make that happen.”

When Tuesday wakes from sleep for the first time at sixteen, she opens her eyes to a world filled with wonder – and peril. Left with only a letter from the person she once was, Tuesday sets out to discover her past with the help of her charming and self-serving guide, Quintalion.

Along the way she runs into one-legged mercenaries, flying cities, airships, and a blind assistant librarian. But danger lurks amidst the steam. The leader of the merciless Daybreakers is hunting her, convinced that she killed the only woman he ever loved. Tuesday will need all her wits about her to survive long enough to find out who she is and her connection with the mysterious Book of Days: a book that holds untold power…

Excerpt Encore! by Jamie Salisbury


Title: Encore!
Author: Jamie Salisbury
Series: A Tudor Saga (Book #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 29 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
Mary Stuart and Daniel Kennedy have not seen each other since attending a prestigious performing arts school.
Now a world renowned violinist, and married to his career, Daniel stumbles across Mary through her images at a London gallery. He is in need of a photographer with vision - she is a photographer in need of clients.
Mary has all but given up the stage - or has she? Her photographs pay the bills far more than her fancy musical education. But Mary has secrets. . .secrets she dare not share with even the roguish Mr. Kennedy.
A roving paparazzi lens changes all that for them. . .
Can Daniel forgive Mary for hiding her past - and her present? Will their relationship break like a violin string - or will their love endure the chaos?

Transition by K.A. Salidas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Title:  Transition
 Author:  K.A. Salidas
Series:  Chronicles of the Uprising (#4)
Genre: Paranormal/Dystopian
Publisher:  Rising Sign Books LLC
Release Date:   Dec 15
Blurb/Synopsis:
Peace is just a breath between battles for Mira. Hardened by slavery and war, she longs for the simpler life, knowing that it might never be hers to enjoy. There is always another battle waiting to be fought, another foe on the horizon. Peace between humans and otherkin may be nothing more than a dream, but Mira holds out hope.
It is during this brief respite that Mira is gifted one of her greatest weapons. Though it brings with it memories of a time when she was not so jaded it also comes with a reminder of terrible pain and loss. Awakening deeply hidden emotions within her, If Mira can use this to her advantage, she’ll have a new ally in the next battle to come.




Review A Boy and His Corpse by Richard B Knight

Monday, December 15, 2014
Title: A Boy & His Corpse
Author: Richard B Knight
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Horror Comedy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Sept 24 2014
Edition/Format Available In: eBook & Print
Rating:3.5
Blurb/Synopsis:
Like any fifteen-year-old, Alan Chandler has to deal with the horrors of adolescence—social awkwardness, joblessness, and a father who drives him nuts. But there are some not-so-typical horrors too: His father’s job is to resurrect people as anti-terrorist soldiers. Even though his father keeps warning him that the day will come when he’ll need to take over the family business, Alan is more interested in starting an Undead Wrestling Federation—if only he could keep a corpse on its feet for more than a minute at a time.
Meanwhile, troubles are brewing in the Middle East. A mad dictator threatens to start World War III, and Alan knows that if his father leaves for war, he won’t be coming back. Not alive anyway. With the future at stake, Alan must choose between his adolescent dreams and becoming the leader his father needs him to be. He needs to find himself and understand how his powers work...before it’s too late.

Review Fury From Hell by Rochelle Campbell

Monday, December 8, 2014

Title: Fury from Hell
Author: Rochelle Campbell
Series: From Hell Series (Book 1)
Genre: Paranormal/Cop Thriller (with dashes of Horror & Suspense)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Sept 9 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook
Blurb/Synopsis:
Fury From Hell is a paranormal thriller about good vs. evil.  Here, the good is in the form of Detective Jennifer Holden, a homicide cop that is haunted by her own personal demons of a murder she committed when she was just a teenager.  The trauma she suffered at the hands of social agency after agency hardened Jennifer into a staunch atheist making her gun and her bank account the only things she truly believes in.
We meet Detective Holden, shortly before she begins working on her first solo murder case.  The victim is Kyma Barnes who was brutally raped and killed. As Kyma’s soul leaves her body, a demon being called by a coven of dark witches at nearby Prospect Park, is drawn to the dying woman by her death throes.  Fury Abatu offers to avenge Kyma’s death. The price?  The dying woman’s soul.  Kyma gives it gladly to ensure the man who killed her pays dearly.
At the crime scene, Jennifer becomes possessed by Fury Abatu.  Hosts usually die a violent death within weeks of the initial possession. Detective Holden does not know she is possessed…
With her own demise on the line, Jennifer must fight for her life and her very soul – something she’s not sure she even believes in – to rid herself of the dark force surrounding her and her friends.
Can Jennifer be saved from the demon?  Will she be able to find the faith to believe in something greater than herself and her material things?

Excerpt & Review What Lies Within Us by Kiki Howell

Friday, December 5, 2014

Title: What Lies Within Us
Author: Kiki Howell
Series: Stand Alone
Genre:Gothic/Paranormal/Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Nov 1 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Rating:
Blurb/Synopsis:
After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out that her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies. Suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of dark magic and secret societies. As Kyna learns of the magic hidden inside her, purposefully stunted as she grew up for her protection, she must now battle mystical hauntings which are the result of curses while getting a crash course in utilizing her powers. Kidnappings and satanic weddings become her daily events as she struggles not to lose her heart to one of two men—a former Navy SEAL hired to protect her or a wizard hired to train her. Soon she will realize just how true it is that
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

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