Friday, March 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Yumoyori Wilson for "Tainted Rose (Starlight Gods, #2)"

Tainted Rose
(Starlight Gods, #2)
by Yumoyori Wilson
Publication date: November 10th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
I failed… 

My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato. 
I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation. 
My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive. 
Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart. 
But… I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me… to us? 
Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please… bring my Firefly home. 

~In Stars We Trust~ 

Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series.

Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Yumoyori Wilson~

1) What inspired you to become a writer?  

My author friends in the same genre I would read all the time during my night shifts. It was amazing to watch them release their stories and it inspired me to try and do the same.

2) What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Editing. Writing a book is easy, but editing is by far the hardest part and can take 18 -24 hours straight for one round of a book. It’s really difficult and frustrating, but with the right team, it's easier.

3) Did you learn anything from writing the book that you weren’t expecting?

I learn things everyday, but I guess the overall process of releasing books is a new learning experience.

4) Who is your favorite author and what it is that you enjoy about their work?

Suzanne Wright. All her books are just amazing, detailed, steamy and always have an addicting storyline that grabs you.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for movie night, who would you invite, what would you watch, what would you serve, and why?  

1.    Celestia, Makoto and Scarlet
2.    Black Panther
3.    Wine. Lots of Wine because they all love the alcoholic beverage and Black Panther is just epic.

6) How many books would you say that you own?     

Hmmmm…. Two vanity drawers full before my own books. I don’t even want to try and count the ones on my kindle but last time I checked we were at 400 so... let’s just go with 500... for now. 

Author Bio:
Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Genevieve Iseult Eldredge for "Ouroboros (Circuit Fae, #2)"

(Circuit Fae, #2)
by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: March 27th, 2018
Genres: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Syl’s a princess of the fair Fae.

Her girlfriend Rouen is a princess of the dark Fae.

Mortal enemies. Girlfriends.

Relationship status: It’s Complicated. 
All introverted geek girl Syl Skye wants is to get close to her girlfriend. But when you can kill with a simple touch, a normal date night’s not really in the cards. As it happens, Syl is also a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae. Last year after a freak accident, her power Awakened, granting her white flame to purify the darkness. 
Rouen Rivoche is that darkness — a dark Fae princess whose power to bewitch mortals is as terrifying as the violet lightning she controls. Rouen is Syl’s total opposite. Her mortal enemy. 
She’s also Syl’s beloved girlfriend. 
And even though they joined forces to defeat the evil Circuit Fae who harnessed the killing magic in technology to take over the school… that was so last year. 
Now, Syl’s touch could mean Rouen’s death. Her increasing power is spiraling out of control, threatening to burn down everything she and Rouen have built together. 
Their lives, their love, their very world..

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Genevieve Iseult Eldredge~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

I’ve always wanted to write a story about the Fae, but I wanted a new twist. Since in modern days, much of our world is urbanized, the wild places of the earth are diminishing, and with that, the power of the Fae. But tech is everywhere. So some enterprising Fae decided to harness the magic in technology, and the rest is…for Syl and Rouen to deal with for 5 books!

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

It was important to me that good and evil not be equated with the color of a character’s skin.
I didn’t want “dark Fae” to mean “dark-skinned” or “fair Fae” to mean “fair-skinned.” I wanted everyone to feel like they could be part of the CIRCUIT FAE world. So I took on a more poetic interpretation of “dark” and “fair,” where it was one’s thoughts and deeds that made them good or evil, and skin tone was irrelevant in that regard. It felt like a logical, necessary leap.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

No. I don’t really believe in “make me mad and I’ll put you in my book.” ;)

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

My biggest influences are my favorite authors: Malinda Lo, Sarah Waters, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

I’m going to fall back on my previous answer for this one, simply because it’s better than anything else i could conceive of.

I’d arrange a Girls Night for Daenerys Targaryen, Elphaba, and Mary Poppins.

Daenerys, because seriously, have you ever met a lady more in need of a Girls’ Night? Elphaba because you just know she’d be a delightful grump about everything. Mary Poppins because she has good manners, and I feel like she’d make sure no one cheated (I’m looking at you, Dany!) Plus, she is a Time Lord so we needn’t be worried about the night getting away from us.

I’d serve a variety of takeout: pizza, Thai food, Chinese, Mexican, because you know Dany’s probably tired of all that ale and lamprey pie. Plus, I’m sure she gets asked all the time to just, you know, fly the dragons over to Dorne to “pick up” some Dornish wine “on the way.” I’d make sure there were vegetarian options since Elphaba might be sensitive about eating Animals. And tea, because it’s very British and so is Mary Poppins.

Because I’d want to keep it light, we’d play Risk. Because what’s lighter than a game of world conquest among ladies who ACTUALLY want to take over the world? :P (Well, except maybe Mary Poppins…)

After consoling Dany that no, there are NOT any Dragon troops, and telling Mary Poppins that no, we cannot just jump into a chalk drawing and pop out in Asia to surprise-attack Elphaba (who is still grumpy about there being no Oz territory), I’m pretty sure Elphaba would win since, according to Once Upon a Time canon, wicked always wins.

6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

Is this a trick question? *looks at stacks of books I’ll never get through* ;)

Author Bio:
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, GIE writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds. 
She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power. 
She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now. 
GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with D. G. Driver for "Mythical Doorways: A Fellowship of Fantasy Anthology"

About the Anthology

Eleven Tales of Magical, Mysterious, Mythical Doorways!

Step through portals and into adventure as the authors of the Fellowship of Fantasy take you on another journey into fantastic worlds. Travel through time, space, and realities to encounter monsters, mechanical foxes, and the Fates themselves. You'll fly with dragons, save implausible beasts, and perhaps find your true home. Choose your path wisely, for dangers lurk in the lands beyond.

In the third anthology from the Fellowship of Fantasy, eleven authors promise you journeys into fairy lands hidden within the modern world, futuristic universities, and lands of ancient myth. So what are you waiting for? Cross through our Doorways for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Mythical Doorways Authors

- Katy Huth Jones
- D. G. Driver
- Lauren Lynch
- H.L. Burke
- Savannah Jezowski
- A. J. Bakke
- Laurie Lucking
- Jenelle Schmidt
- Arthur Daigle
- Bokerah Bromley
- J.M. Hackman

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~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with D. G. Driver~

- What gave you the inspiration for the storyline? 

Once upon a time I was an actress in a touring theater production of The Three Musketeers. I had to travel in this cramped van all over California with some of the most awful, selfish, mean-spirited people I've ever met. Only two other actors in the troupe were nice. I originally wrote a short story about a woman suffering through a horrendous carriage ride and based all the characters on those people. It turned out to be more of a scene than a full story. I eventually came up with how she got on that carriage and where she went afterward, and that became the much longer more epic fairy tale "The Hallway of Three Doors".
- Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

All of the characters from the City of Frivolity in the story are based on people who toured with me. I don't know them any longer, and I'm mostly glad of that. I might have made them a little worse than they actually were. None of the actors were ever thrown out of the van or stabbed.

- If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why? 

Okay, so I am a terrible introvert, and game nights make me super uncomfortable. I think I have to confess that before I go on to answer your question. That said, I think I'd invite Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel over. We'd have a big game of Scavenger Hunt through the neighborhood, just so they could get out, move around, and meet some people. I'd treat them to some pure junk food: pizza, sodas, beer, desserts. They deserve it, poor girls. Then we'd have a big brainstorm about how they could better their living situations before they went home.

- Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

 No. I have more books than I can read, and I keep getting more. I like a wide variety of books, too, so that doesn't help. There are books I just want to read. There are books people recommend to me. There are books that I can get signed by authors at festivals or the local bookstore. There are books by authors I've met online (and all those authors write so many books). I will never catch up, I know, but I won't be stopped.

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Fellowship of Fantasy is celebrating their third short story anthology release, Mythical Doorways!

Whether they open onto new worlds or just new opportunities, doorways allow us to step through and uncover great adventures, discoveries, and risks.

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BOOK BLITZ for "Can Dreams Come True?" by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Can Dreams Come True? 
by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication date: March 20th, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. 
However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door — and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green — as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend — but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?

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Andrew sat back and nodded. “Well, Dimitri got the song, you know? He understood what I was looking for—a relationship where two people understand each other on a spiritual level. You know, where their souls connect. Make sense?”
“Yeah, is that what you have with your girlfriend?” I asked hoping it didn’t look like I was phishing for info on who he was dating.
He shook his head. “Nah, I’ve never had anything like that before. But it’s the ultimate idea though, you know? How about you?”
“No, never,” I said and then I felt guilt wash over me. “I mean, I’ve had deep connections with people—just not what you’re talking about or what Dimitri said—the whole deep mystical thing.”
Andrew stared at me and I felt like he was looking into my soul. “Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to get that connection with anybody. Or you think you’re halfway there and they say they get you, but then something happens and you know they weren’t as deep into it as you were—or at least as deep as you were hoping. That’s the inspiration for next song I’m working on. It’s about when you want to believe so badly that you have a soul connection, then something happens and you realize it was just another superficial relationship. That’s the title: Just Another Superficial Relationship.”
“Wow, I can’t wait to hear it.”
“I can sing you the chorus if you want,” he said.
Holding my breath, I tried to be cool and not squeal with delight that my favorite singer was about to not only sing for me, but let me hear an unreleased song. This was like a dream come true and it made me question if I hadn’t indeed fallen into the water and hit my head on some rocks, and was now either dreaming this in a coma somewhere or this was my own personal version of heaven. I felt guilty for inwardly gushing over Andrew when I had a boyfriend. But this wasn’t about me being interested in going out with Andrew. It would never happen anyway. This was just me meeting my crush who happened to be a singer, who I felt understood my feelings more than anyone else.
Andrew sang the chorus and a warmth washed over me. The song was perfect—the yearning, the longing—I had experienced all of it myself. It was like he had taken all my innermost thoughts and somehow put them into words.

“Amazing,” I said. My whole body was warm as my mind raced. Was I actually sitting here with him and having him trust me enough to share a new song? This was beyond anything I had dreamt of happening today.

Author Bio:
Who knew all those embarrassing, cringe-y moments in middle school and high school could turn into a career? And who would have thought that daydreaming in math class would pay off down the road? 
Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. 
She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton. Coming soon: Can Dreams Come True. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Jennifer Ellision for "Over Raging Tides (Lady Pirates, #1)"

Over Raging Tides 
(Lady Pirates, #1)
by Jennifer Ellision
Publication date: March 20th, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board. 
That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen from his warship by an enemy vessel. Until now, the map was only the stuff of legend… but with its help, Grace may finally be able to hunt down the Mordgris, the sea monsters who stole her mother away from her. 
Unfortunately, some members of her crew have other plans… 
To find the map and face the Mordgris, Grace will have to confront her past, put the Luck between warring nations, and uncover treachery aboard the ship. And ultimately, her revenge and the destruction of the Mordgris will come at a hefty price: the betrayal of her crew. 
Grace promised them they wouldn’t regret this. 
She just isn’t sure that she won’t.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Jennifer Ellision~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

The main inspiration for Over Raging Tides came as I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and was irritated as I mulled over the fact that Keira Knightley’s character is the only key female character.

What if there were more? I thought. What if there was an entire crew of female pirates for the world to contend with?

Shortly after, a vivid scene for Over Raging Tides jumped into my head. I jotted it down immediately. No spoilers, but, it made it to the final draft!

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

Hmmm… not really hidden “themes” per se, but I dropped some foreshadowing for certain things that I hope they’ll pick up on! Some clues’ meaning will be clear by the book’s end; others by the duology’s end.

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

I wish! I know many bad-ass ladies in real life, but unfortunately I don’t know any lady pirates.

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

Tamora Pierce by a landslide. I couldn’t begin to count how many times I read and reread her books as a teen. My copy of Alanna: The First Adventure is very well-loved. Pierce’s cast of (mostly) female fantasy heroes inspires me to this day.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

I’d invite Hermione Granger (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter), Veralidaine “Daine” Sarrasri (Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals), and Cress (Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles).

We’d play Taboo because it’s a favorite game of mine and I bet Hermione would be fantastic at it—getting teammates to guess a word while explaining it in an “out of the box” way is a fun mental challenge.

I’d serve Baked Brie with raspberry jam and crackers—another favorite of mine and always a crowd pleaser… I just hope that none of my guests are lactose-intolerant! *fingers crossed*

6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

My gut instinct is to say “no.” But on thinking a little more, if you find yourself literally up to your neck in books… it may be time to cull your shelves. ^_~

Author Bio:
Jennifer Ellision spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She loves words, has a soft spot for fanfiction, and is a master of the fangirl flail. She resides in South Florida with her family, where she lives in fear of temperatures below 60 Fahrenheit. 


Monday, March 26, 2018

BLOG TOUR for "Escort" by Skye Warren

"Hypnotically romantic… this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn't want to wake up." 

- Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

Escort, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren is now LIVE!

There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.
I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I'm getting lucky. There shouldn't be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L'Etoile, everything changes.
1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.
2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.
3) Except that . . . she's a virgin.
I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can't I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.
Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I'm an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.
But once I realize one night with her won't be enough, I'm the one who's screwed.


The word seems to take her aback. “Pleasure?”

“That’s the nature of my business, yes.” My body tightens, because it would be pleasure indeed to touch this woman. To kiss her. To make her moan for me.

Although I might have to rethink that plan, because the word pleasure might as well have been medieval torture based on the way Bea looks at me. “I thought we were going to have sex.”

She sounds so forlorn it could break my heart.

Instead I laugh, a small huff of breath, because I can’t afford to have a heart.

“Sex,” I say, standing to full height, circling the scuffed oriental coffee table, standing behind her chair. “And pleasure. Pleasure and sex. They’re interchangeable.”

I brush my knuckles over the side of her neck, a demonstration. Her wild curls tickle my skin.

It’s provocative, this. If she had agreed to dinner I would have started with small touches, a glance of my palm against the small of her back as I pulled out her chair, holding her hand while we talked over a glass of wine. Perhaps being so bold as to run a finger along the inside of hers, where it’s more sensitive. She would shiver; her gaze would meet mine.

There’s an order to these things. You can move fast or slow, but there’s still an order.

“We can skip the pleasure part,” she says, her voice high, her breathing faster. Her chest rises and falls in the black dress, made all the more alluring by how much it covers. She’s a mystery. The black sky in the city. I have to work to see her secrets.

“No,” I chide gently. “We focus on the pleasure. That’s the point.”

“What if—” Her breath catches as I drop the back of my hand over her collarbone, a reverse caress. That’s what one does for a skittish creature like her. “What if I have a different point?”

“And what point would that be, my sweet Bea?”

“I want to lose my virginity,” she says, so fast it comes out as a single word.

IWANTTOLOSEMYVIRGINITY. It takes my lust-warmed brain a full minute to comprehend. She’s not only nervous, this woman. She’s a virgin.

My hand freezes. I yank it away. “Pardon me?”

I can’t have heard her correctly. There is no chance in hell that this beautiful young woman, as strange and interesting as she is, is a virgin. No chance in hell that I was the one tasked to be her first. I could not possibly spread her legs and thrust inside her, knowing that no one’s ever been there. It would be a physical impossibility. Never. No possible way.

“It doesn’t have to take long,” she says, suddenly earnest. Almost begging me. “I don’t need…you know…whatever you do for other women. I only want the sex.”

My God. “You are insane.”

A scrunch of her nose. “Well, you don’t have to sound too surprised. It is what I requested when I called. The woman said that’s what you do.”

“I’m not taking your virginity.” On some level I might have guessed this about her. If I had considered it even possible, I might have. Virgins don’t hire me. They stammer and giggle and turn away from me, their protective instincts strong enough to send them in the opposite direction. So perhaps I can be forgiven for not recognizing this one, so forthright.

Bea frowns. “Is that a different department or something?”

She’s mocking me. She’s mocking me for being, well, prudish, and I feel strangely buoyant. I could float away with the absurdity of it. “Yes, it’s a different department. The department of a frat boy who fumbles around in the dark.”

“Are you seriously not going to do it?”

The irony is enough to flatten me, that this is a woman I might have pursued outside this job. She would have been too young for me, even if I weren’t an escort and she wasn’t my client. That wouldn’t have stopped me from wanting her.

But in another incarnation, if I had been one of those fumbling frat boys, I would have followed this woman to the ends of the earth. That’s a hypothetical scenario on multiple levels, but I’m good at hypotheticals, which is another reason I’m good at my job.

So good that I please every single client I’ve ever had.

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About Skye

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

BOOK BLITZ for "The Forest Beyond the Earth" by Matthew S. Cox

The Forest Beyond the Earth 
by Matthew S. Cox
Publication date: February 6th, 2018
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Under the watchful eye of the Mother Shrine, twelve-year-old Wisp ekes out a simple, but challenging life with Dad, foraging for food and losing herself in old books from the world that came before. She loves the Endless Forest ― except when the Tree Walkers come for her. 
In ages past, the great rain of fire and ash destroyed the Earth, wiping out the ancients and everything they had made. Nature has reclaimed much since then, spreading out in a vast forest full of wonder and dread. Ever in fear of being taken away, she follows Dad’s rules without question while learning to survive off the land. 
No longer a small child, she accompanies Dad on one of his treks, her first time more than a few steps away from the cabin. A day exploring with him is the happiest time of her life, but joy is short-lived. 
A monster follows them home. 
Safe in her Haven, she hides while Dad goes outside to confront the beast. She wakes alone the next morning, and waits. Alas, her hope of his return fades with the daylight. Desperate, she breaks his strictest rule and goes outside alone. Not far from the cabin, she discovers his rifle abandoned next to the monster’s strange footprints. 
Afraid but determined, Wisp sets off on her own into the Endless Forest to find Dad ― before the Tree Walkers catch her.

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Sheltered among the great moss-dappled trunks, Wisp peered out from her hiding place at the forest of monsters, barely breathing, lest the Tree Walkers hear her.
She glanced back over her shoulder at Dad, twenty feet away and closer to the cabin. Distracted by fiddling with his rifle, he hadn’t noticed her wander off toward the little yellow flowers. Being so far away from him tightened a knot in her belly, but she pushed fear aside. Hunger had far more of a hold on her, and besides… the sun filtered down through the pines, strong and warm. Tree Walkers didn’t come out in the day.
Or so she hoped.
Wisp eased her toes into the soil, on guard for sharp rocks, stinging insects, or other dangers. The leather scraps of her skirt brushed at her legs with each tentative step. Dad recently made it to replace the same tattered dress she’d worn for the past two years. The frayed garment had grown so tight the fabric was ready to come apart if she breathed in too deep. He’d also given her a shirt he’d found on one of his scavenging trips, but she’d been less thrilled it with due to its bright pink color. It made her stand out. Not to mention, it had been torn so short it left her stomach bare. This outfit wouldn’t do well in the colder months, though Dad seldom let her out of the cabin then anyway, so perhaps it wouldn’t matter. While he didn’t make the pink mess, he did fix it for her. The former T-shirt had belonged to a grownup, but he’d added a crisscross of leather cord at the neck to cinch it tighter.
Despite the horrid color of her shirt, at least she could move around and not worry about destroying her clothing.
She squatted low to the ground, her thighs peeking out from two slits in the front of her skirt. A flap of thicker leather hung down between her legs, almost touching the soil as she brushed her hand back and forth looking for signs of edible insects or plants. Straight blonde hair fell around her, also nearly in contact with the ground. Close to home, they’d harvested everything of value already. To find food, they would have to venture deeper into the woods and risk the Tree Walkers finding them.
The thought brought a shiver.
“Wisp?” called Dad, worry in his voice. “Where are you going?”
Suppressing a gasp of fear, she twisted around to peer back at him. Before she could say a word, a distant snap echoed behind her in the woods. She crouched even lower and whirled back to stare in that direction, fingers and toes digging into the dirt, ready to run like hell for the cabin door.
Dad jogged up behind her. “What are you doing so far off? You know you’re not supposed to wander away from me like that.”
She lifted one hand to point at the distant forest floor full of tiny yellow flowers. “I found yellowgreens.”

Author Bio:
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

BOOK BLITZ for "Alien Retribution (Zerconian Warriors, #13)" by Sadie Carter

Alien Retribution 
(Zerconian Warriors, #13)
by Sadie Carter
Publication date: March 22nd, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
Since the day his family was murdered, Boris has been obsessed with vengeance. The last thing he needs in his life is a mate. Besides, what sort of female would want a scarred, crippled male who has taken a vow of silence? Nope, there is no room in his life for a female.

Then he meets Nassir.

Beautiful. Fragile. Distant. He wants to break through the barriers she keeps erecting to discover the real woman inside. Which might be easier if he wasn’t constantly pulling her out of danger.
On the run, hunted, and alone, Nassir knows she only has herself to rely on.

Until Boris comes back into her life. The dark one. The silent, watchful bodyguard whose gaze heats her from the inside out and whose touch drives her insane.
If only she knew whether he truly cared about her or just enjoyed kissing her. Then she might find the sort of happiness she’d been searching for her whole life.


The King turned to the Emperor of Zerconia, a look of disbelief on his face. “This is your mate’s bodyguard? A male with one working arm?”
“Boris is an excellent bodyguard.” Zoey looked as serious as Nassir had ever seen her. She stepped in front of Boris.
“I wish to hear his recounting.”
“Boris doesn’t speak,” the Emperor explained.
King Rohan started to laugh then trailed off as he obviously caught sight of their serious faces. “Really? He does not speak?” He rattled something off to the Emperor in a language she did not know. The Emperor, a scowl on his face, spoke back.
“Um, you do know it’s rude to talk in another language in front of people who don’t understand it, right?” Zoey placed her hands on her hips, giving her mate a disgruntled look. The King looked startled, as though he wasn’t used to being chastised. Nassir had to turn away to hide a smile. As she turned, her gaze met Boris’s. Was that a twinkle of amusement in his eyes? He looked away so quickly that she couldn’t tell.

No, she must have imagined it. He was so serious all the time.

Author Bio:
Best selling author, Sadie wanted to blend her love of writing, Sci-Fi (why did they cancel Firefly - sobs) and sexy, dominant males.

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COVER REVEAL for "My Lullaby of You" by Alia Rose

My Lullaby of You 
by Alia Rose
Publication date: June 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father. 
But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected. 

It’s the summer before the last year of music school. Seth would rather be anywhere else than a small beach town in North Carolina, reopening wounds he thought he’d patched long ago and facing the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s death. 
While he’s on his mission for answers, Seth is drawn to an observant and driven local he can’t seem to figure out.

Author Bio:
Alia has been writing since she fell in love with reading and now the characters in her head refuse to leave her alone. Her debut novel, My Lullaby of You, comes out in June 2018! 
When she's not writing, She works full time as an architectural designer and enjoy drinking too much coffee, making to-do lists, and traveling. 
You can find her rambling about all of the above on Instagram and Twitter. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Safari Spell for "Long Live Dead Reckless"

Long Live Dead Reckless 
(Long Live Dead Reckless, #1)
by Safari Spell
Publication date: July 19th, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Talor Gardin may be a princess, but her life is no fairy tale. 
A year ago, her mother died and her father burned down their house. Now with a father in and out of a mental ward, she’s working a minimum wage job to finish her last semester of college. To make matters worse, she gets itchy every time a guy makes a move on her. The itch could be anything, really: a desire to escape her haunted hometown, a financial windfall, the name of some vampire… or all the above. Whatever the reason, she thinks the answers are written in the freckle constellations of her cute new coworker, Sage Talis. 
Sage is the quiet, polite type with plenty of secrets – like fangs and a price on his head – and Talor can’t figure out what makes him so irresistible until she hears him sing. But when cryptic letters appear on her wrist, Talor is thrust into a world where fantastic creatures lurk just below the skin, strangers keep calling her a princess, and everything she’s been through is nothing compared to what’s coming.

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Safari Spell~

1)      What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?  

Oddly enough, my husband did! One day we were talking and he suggested I write a book so he could be a vampire. I started joking about putting him in a vampire rock band since he was in one during college and the idea stuck. It sounded too fun not to try! I was so excited about the project that I wrote the first four chapters overnight. Almost exactly five years later, I published Long Live Dead Reckless.

2)      Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

I think some of the themes – like mental illness and grief – are obvious, while others are more woven into the characters. Talor and Sage both face pain from their past, and it severely affects their functionality in the present. They have monstrous fears, but they don’t deal with them the same way. I liked exploring how different people process healing.

3)      Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

Absolutely! Because the story started out almost like fan-fiction of my own life, 90% of the characters are based on someone I know. Talor is similar to me (I’m not as feisty) and Sage is a super chill version of my husband. When I was creating the supporting characters, I mostly just took interesting traits and speech patterns from real people in my life for variety. I was a little nervous to do that at first because I didn’t want anyone to be offended, but no one had a problem with it. I even had a few readers ask to be made into a character!

4)      Who has influenced you most as a writer?

Oooo, that’s tough. I guess it’d have to be John Keats, Delilah S. Dawson, and Diana Gabaldon. I think their influences are the only obvious ones that show up in my work. I’ve read so many talented authors that I’m sure there are more, but those are the ones that stand out in my mind.

5)      If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?  

From my book, I really need Spencer Kaden to be there. He’s irreverent and fun, so he’d make it easy and embarrassing for me to win Apples to Apples for the first time with his vulgar wit. I’d invite Cath from Fangirl because she is the most adorable fake person ever and I’m pretty sure I think she’s real in my mind anyway so it wouldn’t be weird if she showed up and acted more socially awkward than me. And finally, I’d invite Luca from Waterfall because he’s an swoony Italian medieval knight and I’m pretty sure he’d love to try Panda Express for the first time, which is what I’d serve because I legit can’t cook. Dessert would be petit fours because they’re fancy Little Debbie snacks and I really want one right now.

6)      Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

Considering I have about 10 books on my shelf waiting to be read and I still keep buying more, I’d say no! My husband might have a very different opinion on that, though.

Author Bio:
Safari Spell is a native of Albany, Georgia. She has a BA in Journalism from Valdosta State University. She currently lives in North Georgia with her husband, hilarious daughter, and a backyard jungle harboring all the dinosaurs everyone thinks are extinct. Her dreams include chasing autumn around the globe, owning a wallaby, and riding a camel for at least nine seconds.