Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Toll Of Another Bell Anthology ★✩✮✯✰ HAPPY RELEASE DAY ★✩✮✯✰

The Toll of Another Bell 
A Fantasy Anthology




Blurb:
A collection of out-of-this-world short stories that ring true in mortal hearts.



Breath: 
The Guardian of Souls realizes her life is incomplete and sacrifices everything to find what’s missing.
Jodi L. Milner lives among the most epic vistas of the
 Rocky Mountains in Utah and uses them for inspiration when writing fantasy.
 When not shepherding her children, she dreams of magic and getting a good night's sleep. 
She's published fiction and poetry in the online literary magazine Soft Whispers.

Awareness: 
To achieve the status of Magi, Jyn must pass his father’s ultimate test.

Timothy Vincent splits his time between his home in Kentucky and his work in Nanjing, China. 
A published writer and scholar, he teaches for an American Overseas program. 
His previous creative writing publications include:
 “Prince of the Blue Castle” (The Bacon Review 2013); “Star-Crossed” (Winner, Terri Ann Armstrong Short Story Contest, Suspense Magazine, 2012); “The Blanket” and “Standing on the Doorstep with Borges” (The WriteRoom Literary Magazine). He was a top 25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s new writer contest in 2010.

Phoenix: 
Orion loses his wife on their wedding day and uses dark magic to seek her in the afterlife.

Elise Stephens illustrated and wrote her own storybooks from an early age, binding them with staples, and displaying them to a captive audience of family and friends. 
She thanks her mother for teaching her the confidence to perform, and thanks her father for reading books out loud to her.
 She received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction in 2007 and was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. 
She has published two novels. Moonlight and Oranges (2011) and Forecast (2013). She lives with her husband and son in Seattle where she loves to paint, sing, see live theater, dance in the rain, and eat tiramisu in generous proportions.

Life Under Research Conditions: Can a bioweapon possess a soul and make choices to save humanity?

Thaxson Patterson II is a 30-something, single, African American writer, living in Denver, Colorado.
He is the child of an Air Force retiree and loving mother who’s wild about superheroes and fantasy literature. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2003 with a degree in Electronic Media Art Design.
His lifelong obsession with a variety of literary genres including Lovecraftian horror, Stephen King supernatural tales, and the heroic myths from antiquity and Jack Kirby fueled his passion for art design.
 His family has been a constant thorn of encouragement in his side. Writing has been an ongoing journey full of creativity, joy, and tears spanning several years.

The Year of No Foals: A miraculous colt and a mysterious old man bring healing to a family ripped apart by tragedy.

Scott E. Tarbet  is the author of "A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk" from Xchyler Publishing; "Tombstone", in the paranormal anthology "Shades & Shadows"; "Ganesh", in the Steampunk anthology "Terra Mechanica".
 He writes in several speculative fiction genres, sings opera, and was married in full Elizabethan regalia.
He loves Steampunk waltzes, cosplay  conventions of all flavors, and slow-smokes thousands of pounds of authentic Texas-style barbecue. An avid skier, hiker, golfer, and tandem kayaker. He makes his home in the mountains of Utah.
Follow Scott E. Tarbet  online at Online or on Twitter @SETarbet.

Naoki No Yokai: Yokai  have overrun a local village, and it’s up to Saga Naoki to discover the reason why.

F.M. Longo spent most of his career as a software designer and consultant. An accomplished musician, he played professionally with several jazz greats, and he has won awards for his photography. He now has his own boutique publicity agency, and spends most of his time writing press releases, designing print ads, and producing radio spots. He is also the co-editor of the regional newsletter for a large non-profit organization. Longo lives in a small rural town in Western Connecticut.

Jilted River: An Appalachian fairy tale attracts visitors to a state park, but then they start to disappear.

Ginger Mann is a poet, musician, and digital security engineer. If you can't find her doing those things, look for a woman chasing around her small children with a camera. A Texas artist, she enjoys writing for other Texans. Her song, "River Night", premiered on October 12, 2013 in North Austin.
During that same weekend, her first short story, "China Doll," began selling on Amazon.com.
She is also a key writer, and digital security adviser, for "Think Before You Click," the Cyber-Safety campaign of legal counsel, Rick Mann. Ginger lives with her family in the Austin, Texas area.

Tower Gods: A thirteen-year-old boy with an oxygen mask befits the role of hero in Watcher Benson’s eyes.
J.R. Potter has succeeded in the great dream of never growing up. He writes for young readers, and those like him who don’t want to give up on magic. He like dinosaurs who can speak with polished accents, who wear vest coats and carry robotic briefcases; he likes fearless young girls with mechanical arms who risk everything for love and honor and a glimpse of the world above the clouds; he like to rewrite and re-imagine the past because it feels both old and new all at once, and well, the victors of history have been doing it for years.
Potter’s  world is equal parts fantasy, obsession, and transformation. He feels he has been lucky to bring this world to life through publication in The Portland Review, through winning short story competitions in the realms of Horror and Fantasy, and through a continued bond with his faithful publisher Xchyler Publishing who truly lives up to their motto “enhancing lives one book at a time." He invites readers to “come fly with me inside a WWII robot, or step out on the wings of a pneumatic ‘Whirly-Bird’ in my upcoming novel Pneumatica: Adventures in Steampunk. Together I know we will find some magic.”

Reality As We Know It: Where otherworldly magic fails, is Row’s friendship enough to mend Singer’s grieving heart?

Danielle E. Shipley's first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. Or so she thought.
 Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them.
She's also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she's not living the highs and lows of writing, publishing, and all that authorial jazz, she's probably blogging about it at EverOnWord.wordpress.com.

60 Seconds to Midnight: Fleeing an ancient evil, a young woman from amongst the stars finds unlikely refuge on Earth.
TC Phillips hails from tropical central Queensland in Australia, where he currently lives with his loving wife, three young children, a spoiled cat, and an overactive imagination.
An avid reader from a young age, he has held a long standing attraction for the written word and is excited to able to make his own contributions to the vibrant and ever shifting world of storytelling. Holding degrees in both Theatre Studies and Education, he is also currently completing his Master of Arts (writing) through Swinburne University of Technology.


Review:
This is a collection of many sub genres. It was a wonderful way to get a look into several different stories without the wait through hundreds of pages. You will get a look into fairy tale, fantasy, mythology and even a little steampunk.
Each one individual in that you might have a light easy read, or you be taken to another level of deep intrigue.
Breath” by Jodi Milner
Fauna,is the main character in this wonderful story of fantasy. We get to delve into her world of confusion, love, and nurturing. You get a glimpse of her siblings struggle with supporting her without the understanding of the feelings that she deals with day to day.
Phoenix” by Elise Stephens
This story is an emotional ride. The heartache of finding THE ONE, only to have her ripped away on their wedding day. Deciding against a suicide he finds another option. But what will the price of that decision be? Dark magic always has a price. Will he ever see her again?

Life Under Research” by Thaxson Patterson II
Can a bioweapon possess a soul and make choices to save humanity?” That is the question I read as looking at the Author blurb. And this story will have you asking the same thing. Is it possible to feel empathy towards a “monster”? I say yes. After reading this story I have to say the lines between good and not are a little thinner.

Scott Tarbet's "The Year of No Foals." Is well written and wonderfully engaging. Mr Tarbet is able to in my opinion write successfully from a female (young female at that) perspective. Rarely have I read one be as easily to follow as this. The story line is also well written and easy to follow and enjoy.

I am currently still reading this and re-reading some of the ones Ive already mentioned. I am not sure I was able to enjoy them to their fullest as I read. The other stories include Goblins, emotion, magical worlds and so much more. I cannot wait to finish this Anthology.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Moonlight Fade by Sabrina Archer



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Moonlight Fade by
Sabrina Archer
Release Date:  February 3, 2015

Synopsis



With all darkness there is light. Sometimes you have to look really deep within yourself to see it and if you don't the darkness will consume you.

Scarlet Coxs world has been turned upside down. Her best friends birth mother has taken away everything from her and in a chaotic turn of events she meets someone she has seen in her vision. This man with his bright hazel eyes and dark auburn hair turns out to be much more than she anticipated.

The darkness in her soul, as a result of a curse placed on her by a scorned woman, grows stronger with each passing day. With Madeline and Ravens help her curse is broken, but not entirely. The darkness lingers within and is a constant threat to her soul. With a blooming romance and a fear of what she has seen, Scarlet must make the ultimate decision before the darkness becomes all consuming. Will Madeline be able to pull her from the brink? Can she stay and risk becoming the weak link or must she go to ensure the survival of those she now calls family?










Hello. I'm Sabrina! I'm a mother of three ages 3, 6 and 9. I'm a full time cake decorator, full time mom and have recently written my first official book. I've written for years and have always wanted to be published. It's a dream I've had since I was diagnosed with leukemia at 11. Here I am 23 years later finally fulfilling that dream. 
I studied business administration and management at Gulf Coast State College. I never have been able to do much with that living in a small town. I do enjoy my job, I get to be creative and messy, ( think finger painting for adults) and it inspires me to write. 
My book may not be literary work of art but it was fun to write!


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Into The Fire (Into The series #3) by T.a. McKay
Release date: January 30th 2015
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Cover designer: K23 Photography and Design
 
Synopsis


Noah Cole has it all.
The high profile job, money and a beautiful fiancé.
There’s only one problem. He doesn’t want any of it. When he imagined life he didn’t see this, he saw happiness in the arms of the only girl who ever held his heart. She wasn’t the one who got away, she was the one he chased away.
His best friend. His soul mate.
Madison Leigh remembers the day she met Noah. He walked into her life full of charm and sexiness, and he crushed her without even trying. Walking away was one of the hardest things that she's ever had to do, especially since all she wants now is him.
Now years later they are friends, sticking by each other through thick and thin. But when one of their worlds come crashing down, changing everything they thought they knew, will there still be a place for them in each others life? Or will it become too hard to hold on to each other?
Will life get better for them, or will it be like leaping from the frying pan...
Into The Fire.

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NoahnexttimeI walk past my dark bedroom and I realise my mistake when I’m grabbed from behind by a strong pair of arms. I can't believe he was hiding, and I can't believe I fell for it. A scream leaves my throat as Noah’s arms tighten around my waist and he lifts me off the floor.
“Got you now, little girl. Whatcha gonna do about it?” The words are spoken close to my ear, his breath fanning over my face. I'm torn between being scared of what's about to happen and being more turned on that ever before, but my decision is made when I feel him moving towards ... the bathroom I think? I try to pry his hands off me but I know it’s going to be useless.
“Noah, what are you doing? This is silly. Lets just call a truce and go tidy up the hall? You don't want anything to be stolen. This is a bad neighbourhood.” I feel his body vibrate and his laughter reaches my ear before he speaks.
noahexperience“Nice try, Angel. That’s all tidied up, your door is locked … it’s just you and me.” How the hell had he cleaned up so quickly? I must have been trying to calm down longer than I thought.
He turns our bodies around and I see we’re in the bathroom, and he’s moving me towards the bathtub. No, no, no. He wouldn't? I struggle harder but he’s just too strong to fight against.
“Noah, don't you dare. I swear if you do this I will make you suffer. It won't be worth it. Noah, no!” He doesn't stop moving, my pleas falling on deaf ears as he moves me under the showerhead and reaches his hand out for the cold tap.
“Noah, please. I'm sorry okay? I promise never to laugh at you, no matter what epically stupid thing you do.”
“Wrong answer.” He turns the tap and within seconds freezing cold is spraying over me, drenching through my clothes and making my breath catch in my chest.
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Other books in the series:

 Into The Deep (Into The Series #1)
 Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/1DcUAUt
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1JVPIFg
Into The Dark (Into The series #2)
 Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/1y2X8AX

           
about the author
 
I'm a contemporary romance author , and I am just about to complete my first series of books called The Into The Series.
I live in Scotland with my husband and three amazing children. I live in a very small village in the country so writing makes it easier to have friends, even if they are in my head.
I have always been a huge reader but it wasn't until 2013 that I was...lets say encouraged...to write my first book. I published on my birthday in 2014 and have been on a crazy roller coaster ever since.
My favourite things to read about are tattooed alphas...and if they have a dirty mouth its all the better!
I have met so many awesome people on this journey and I never imaged talking to some of my favourite authors, never mind calling some of them my friend.
If you ever go to a signing and there is a Scottish redhead fangirling in the corner....well thats probably me!
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

★✩✮✯✰ HAPPY RELEASE DAY ★✩✮✯✰

                                              ★✩✮✯✰ HAPPY RELEASE DAY ★✩✮✯✰


Stepbrother, Mine (Taboo Book 1) by Mandy Lou Dowson
**This book is a stand alone. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to explicit scenes, language and situations.

They were always taught that family was about more than blood, but when step-siblings Sophie Ellis and Logan Castle meet for the first time, their attraction is instantaneous. Forever trying to keep each other at arm's length, they discover that sometimes the best laid plans fall apart, when lovers fall together.

He's everything she's ever fantasized about, and everything she can never have.
She's all he's ever wanted, but never hoped to have.
Trying so hard to be his stepsister, she can't shake the attraction she feels.
He decides it's best to leave, but when circumstances see them reunite, and he discovers their initial attraction is still there after all the intervening years, he can't help himself. He has to have her.
Running scared, she cuts all ties.
Left behind, his bitterness grows.
When again circumstances force her back into his arms, her past comes back to haunt her.
He's determined to make her pay for leaving him.

Desires are forbidden. Loyalties are tested. Hearts are broken. And in the end, is love strong enough to conquer all?



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About the Author
Mandy Lou Dowson was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, in 1983. Family is a huge deal to Mandy. She has three wonderful children, and a Siberian Husky who only does what she’s told if there’s something in it for her.
When she's not writing, reading, or plotting her next book - or, you know, world domination -, she likes to relax with a few glasses of wine and some karaoke. She has a keen interest in special effects make-up and is part of a dramatical society which puts on one show and one concert each year.
Mandy started reading at quite a young age and her appetite for the written word has only increased with time. It would not be at all surprising to find her reading anything and everything from shampoo bottles to Edgar Allan Poe.
She is the author of two distinct series of books. The Moon Bound series, which is in the Paranormal Romance genre, and is gathering rave reviews, and the Taboo series, which is Contemporary with a hint of the forbidden.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CM Wrights Author Explosion


Secrets! First full day Live!



If you have not gotten your copy yet..... What the hell are you waiting for??? It will NOT just land on your kindle...

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Monday, January 26, 2015

JADE by S. Reynolds New Release












Blurb:

Jade Conner is taking a big risk, working undercover as a drug buyer. His team is desperately trying to intercept and stop the importation of a wicked new drug into South Florida. In the middle of a buy, he meets a young woman, who seems utterly out of place.Alli Reed is helplessly trapped, having foolishly made the wrong choice. Now, she must deliver the drugs or die.Worse, she the sister of one of the team members: the case just took the worst possible turn!



 Jade is only $2.99 and is available through Amazon at the moment
(Will soon be on all major networks)




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Author Bio:

     Stephanie is a new indie author who loves to write and read. She lives in West Virginia with her two children and her dog.
     She has a BS in Criminal Justice and has spent her years reading about and exploring the mind. She has many projects scheduled for 2015 and beyond and hopes to also start a fantasy series this year.Her next project will be Ryker, Book 3 in the Special Operations Command Series.





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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Toll of Another Bell Cover Reveal



Blurb:
A collection of out-of-this-world short stories that ring true in mortal hearts.

Breath: Jodi L Milner
The Guardian of Souls realizes her life is incomplete and sacrifices everything to find what’s missing.

Awareness: Timothy Vincent
To achieve the status of Magi, Jyn must pass his father’s ultimate test.

Phoenix: Elise Stephens
Orion loses his wife on their wedding day and uses dark magic to seek her in the afterlife.

Life Under Research Conditions: Thaxson Patterson II
Can a bioweapon possess a soul and make choices to save humanity?

The Year of No Foals: Scott E. Tarbet
A miraculous colt and a mysterious old man bring healing to a family ripped apart by tragedy.

Naoki No Yokai: F.M. Longo
Yokai have overrun a local village, and it’s up to Saga Naoki to discover the reason why.

Jilted River: Ginger Man
An Appalachian fairy tale attracts visitors to a state park, but then they start to disappear.

Tower Gods: J.R. Potter
A thirteen-year-old boy with an oxygen mask befits the role of hero in Watcher Benson’s eyes.

Reality As We Know It: Danielle E. Shipley
Where otherworldly magic fails, is Row’s friendship enough to mend Singer’s grieving heart?

60 Seconds to Midnight: TC Phillips
Fleeing an ancient evil, a young woman from amongst the stars finds unlikely refuge on Earth.


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