Cover Reveal 5 Easy Chocolate Pieces

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We’re hosting the cover reveal today for erotic romance (gay/BDSM) “5 Easy Chocolate Pieces”.

Here is the gorgeous cover…

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About the Book

Troy Pettifer, a broken-hearted chocolate shop worker, isn’t sure what to do next when Richard Belden, a controlling but handsome sadist, walks into his life and gets him on his knees. Richard is nursing his own heart that was broken by a man who betrayed him and the entire BDSM community. Troy’s friends start fixing him up with vanilla guys, but for Troy to fulfill desires he didn’t even know he had, he’s going to have to embrace the beautiful leather man within.

Website: http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!5easychocolatepieces/c1fln
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LTENBAW

Giveaway

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Author Interview The Unknown Sun

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I’m hosting an interview for the book tour for “The Unknown Sun”. My questions are bolded, the author’s responses are in regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?

The hardest part is translating what is in my head to paper. I see, hear, feel every inch of my stories in my mind like a movie, but something always feels like it gets lost when it’s written down. The colors aren’t exact, there’s not quite the right word for an emotion a person is feeling, etc. The written word feels so lacking at times!

Can you give us a short synopsis of The Unknown Sun?

Seventeen-year-old Moira is haunted by the accidents that claimed her parents and sisters. When a strange boy who seems to know too much about her past attacks her, Moira fears death will come for her a third time. She is rescued by twins Airi and Belamar, the winged heirs to the throne in Skyfall, and taken to safety in their world.

But Skyfall is dying, and the gods who had created and protected Airi and Belamar’s world have been missing since the Great War. Moira, Airi, and Belamar must find a journal left by the twins’ deceased mother, Tanari, that tells of a prophecy that must be fulfilled to find the gods known as The Unknown Sun so that Skyfall can be saved.

Deeper, darker, secrets unravel around the three friends as a revolution threatens their quest and the boy who tried to destroy Moira on Earth hunts them. Tanari knew more than she had let on, and within her journal a story is more than it seems, the past foretells the future, and a far-reaching plan is unveiled.

Why did Tanari reach across time and space to entrust a simple human girl with saving Skyfall? Who are the mysterious “Four” mentioned in the journal? And why does another god want her, and The Unknown Sun, dead?

What inspired you to write this book?

A dream I had when I was about 13. I mulled over it, plotted, it planned it, breathed it, for a long time. I’ve always loved fantasy…angels, demons, dragons, magic, etc, but even then I knew I’d have to do a lot of growing up before writing such a big, deep, and complicated story (the overall 3 book story arc). So I waited until I was worthy.

How many hours per day do you spend writing?

About 3. I work full time and have a family, so I write when my boys go to bed. It makes for slow going, but I’d rather go slow and get it right then go fast and create crap.

Name your top five favorite books.

Oh, so hard! I love so many! I am a rereader. I reread everything. But to narrow it down (in no particular order!) I’d have to say The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Beauty by McKinley, Sora’s Quest (and entire series) by Shreffler, and For the Roses by Garwood.

I can go on forever. I love far more than just five books!

What are you working on now?

Currently I am writing book 2, Pillars of Light, the continuation of Moira, Airi, and Belamar’s quest to find not only a missing god, but the truth about themselves and why Lenos is out to destroy them all. The Unknown Sun is the book with the questions, Pillars of Light holds all the answers, and the third book, The Fourth Dawn, will have our heroes deciding and acting on those answers to save not only their world…but the entire universe!

 

The Unknown Sun

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Author: Cheryl Mackey

Genre: YA Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Moira is haunted by the accidents that claimed her parents and sisters. When a strange boy who seems to know too much about her past attacks her, Moira fears death will come for her a third time. She is rescued by twins Airi and Belamar, the winged heirs to the throne in Skyfall, and taken to safety in their world.

But Skyfall is dying, and the gods who had created and protected Airi and Belamar’s world have been missing since the Great War.Moira, Airi, and Belamar must find a journal left by the twins’ deceased mother, Tanari, that tells of a prophecy that must be fulfilled to find the gods known as The Unknown Sun so that Skyfall can be saved.

Deeper, darker, secrets unravel around the three friends as a revolution threatens their quest and the boy who tried to destroy Moira on Earth hunts them. Tanari knew more than she had let on, and within her journal a story is more than it seems, the past foretells the future, and a far-reaching plan is unveiled.

Why did Tanari reach across time and space to entrust a simple human girl with saving Skyfall? Who are the mysterious “Four” mentioned in the journal? And why does another god want her, and The Unknown Sun, dead?

Author Bio

2014headshot2Cheryl lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons. She is a Document Specialist with a mortgage company during the day and a writer during the night!

She has a MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys games, reading and, of course, writing. She currently has a flash fiction story published online at The Prompt Magazine.

Her favorite genres to write and read is YA Fantasy closely followed by YA Paranormal and she would love to dabble in Steam Punk and Dystopian.

Links

Author Website: http://www.writezalot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writezalot

Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/writezalot

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22025179

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K1EL76Q

Author Interview Hurry Home

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I’m interviewing The Misfits today, the author duo behind “Hurry Home”. My questions are bolded, author’s responses are in regular font.

1. What is the hardest part about being an author? 

M: For me it is remembering that the book doesn’t have to be perfect the first time around. I will spend a half hour to forty five minutes trying to write one paragraph because I can’t get it perfect. I tend to forget that that’s what editting is for.

A: My mind has so many ideas in it that writing them down would be the hardest part.

2. Can you give us a short synopsis of Hurry Home? 

M and A: Hurry Home is a supernatural story about the importance of friends, family, and being human.

3. Is this a part of a series, or a stand alone?

M and A: You really never know what could happen in the future.

4. How many hours per day do you spend writing? 

M: I average about 2-3 hours per day, sometimes more.

A: I average about five hours a day, sometimes more and sometimes a lot less.

5. What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours? 

M and A: I can’t choose just one book out of my favorite series, but that series is the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.

6. What are you working on now? 

M: I am currently working on a series about a princess from another world. She had her memory stolen from her and was sent to live in our world for her own protection. The story is about her getting those memories back and returning to take her rightful place on the throne. 

A: I am working on a futuristic dystopian story about lack of privacy in America. In this novel there is no privacy between people and their government. The main character – Zeppelin- gets drafted into the privacy department of the government and learns all the secrets they are hiding.

About the Book

hurryfrontSeventeen years after Johnathon Parker murdered her mother, hybrid witch, Emmalyn Evans, gets sick of her father’s overprotective, distant ways, so she runs away in search of adventures with her aunt and uncle. Along the way, she meets charming, handsome, dark warlock, Nik Baker who has a troubled past and harbors dark secrets. Together they embark on an adventure of their own and soon become close. But with Emmalyn’s homicidal grandfather and overprotective father on their tail, and Nik’s many secrets hanging over them, how can they enjoy their great adventure? And will Emmalyn make it back to her father in one piece, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

Author Bio

Angie is a 17 year old High School Graduate.  She met Mary through Fanfiction and they bonded over their love of books and British TV. She lives in sunny San Diego with her parents and two out of three sisters. She is the third child out of four. She loves God with all her heart and goes to Summit Christian Church! Angie is also a sound technician. She will be going to Dream Center Leadership Study next year.

Mary is a beautiful 26 year-old woman. She lives in Toledo, Ohio Writing has been her passion since she was in Elementary school. She started by writing plays for her favorite anime, Sailor Moon, and things developed from there. She is an avid reader with too many books to even fit on her bookshelf. Her tastes in music varies, but she is always open to trying new things. She is the second of four children and has a niece and nephew she loves with all her heart.

Links

Website: Misfitauthors.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Misfitsieres?fref=ts

 

Release Day Party At This Stage

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About the Book

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Author: K.K. Weil

Genre: Young Adult / New Adult Crossover

The attractive man sleeping on her couch was never like a father to her. That would’ve been much easier…

Outspoken seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn Fowler loses her mother, gets taken in by a gorgeous family friend, and discovers her mysterious biological father has always known she existed. All within a few months.

At twenty-three, Jackson Wall lives without a single obligation. That is, until the daughter of his late public relations manager and dear friend is threatened with foster care. Shocking even himself, the rising playwright volunteers to become her guardian. Eloquent and incredibly talented, Kaitlyn comes to mean more to Jackson than he ever imagined. Or wanted.

Jackson struggles with their friendship as it develops into something much more complex. While Kaitlyn can’t deny her feelings, she knows what will happen if she pushes him too far. As they search for Kaitlyn’s unknown father, she wonders if Jackson will reject her, too, or if she can convince him that something wrong to begin with can become right over time.

Print ISBN: 978-1-937070-50-2

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-937070-51-9

Author Bio

IMG_1083K.K. Weil grew up in Queens, a subway ride from New York’s theater district, which had her hooked early on a mix of major musicals and low-budget one-man shows. Weil, a graduate of N.Y.U. and former teacher, now enjoys writing her own dramas. She lives near the beach in New Jersey, where she is at work on her second novel.

Links

http://goo.gl/GPpwM3
https://www.facebook.com/KKWeilAuthor
On Twitter – @KK_Weil
KKWeil.blogspot.com

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Cover Reveal Party The Blue Effect

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There’s a cover reveal party today for adult urban fantasy / sci-fi “The Blue Effect”. I think the cover looks great, and there’s also a giveaway to go along with the cover reveal, for 3 Amazon gift cards for $10.

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Title: The Blue Effect

Author: Rose Shababy

Genre: Adult Urban Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.

Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.

Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

Links

Website: http://roseshababy.com

https://www.facebook.com/rose.shababy

twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseShababy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6063741-rose-shababy

Giveaway

There’s a giveaway for three $10 Amazon gift cards to celebrate the cover reveal. Click the link below for the Rafflecopter form, to participate in the giveaway.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

Cover Reveal Fallen Ashes

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Title: Fallen Ashes

Author: Laura L. Zimmerman

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Publication: Expected publication October 2014

Evangeline, a recent widow who lost her husband in a car accident, suddenly finds herself a single mom of three. When a strange man shows up at their door insisting they come with him or face imminent danger, she must decide if she can trust him with their lives. What secrets is he hiding and what is his connection to her late husband? Why does he seem to have power that marks him as extraordinary… possibly supernatural? As the days pass on their journey together, she can no longer deny the attraction she feels for him… nor his reaction to her, as well. Will he be able to save Evie and her children from those who hunted down her husband? More importantly, will she be able to trust this stranger with her heart?

Author Bio

IMG_1963Laura L. Zimmerman is a homeschooling mom of three, who spends her spare time reading, writing, doing yoga or kickboxing and drinking copious amounts of coffee. You can also find her singing on her church worship team, cooking a new vegetarian meal or watching the latest episode of “The Walking Dead”. She currently resides in Lititz, PA with her daughters, husband and Eliza the cat.

Links

www.lauralzimmerman.com
https://twitter.com/lauralzimm
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00KGJ1QIU
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8199582.Laura_L_Zimmerman
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lacrow1040
www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-zimmerman/44/2b0/aa2/

Author Interview Changeling Book Tours

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I’m hosting an interview with Amande Meuwissen, author of gay romance “Changeling”. My questions are bolded, Amanda’s responses are in regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?

Marketing. Writing comes easily for me. Editing can be both fun and challenging. Readers rock! And sure, a bad review here or there can really bring you down. But finding the time, effort, and right direction to go with marketing so that more people find and read your work, is always the hardest part.

Can you give us a short synopsis of Changeling?

Changeling is the sequel to Incubus, the second book in the trilogy The Incubus Saga. The series brings together the idea of The Other, gay romance, and how there is no such thing as pure evil or pure good, told through Nathan Grier’s perspective, a seemingly normal human surrounded by the supernatural: his brother Jim, a changeling; his eventual lover Sasha, an incubus; and many other forces raging against him as a powerful dark sidhe strives to claim his soul. It’s about adventure, and family, and realizing who you are and your potential, and that loving someone unexpected doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Changeling picks up right where Incubus left off, with Nathan’s dark fae bounty looming, his romance with Sasha still only just budding, and larger threats on the horizon.

What inspired you to write this book?

I got a lot of inspiration from my obsession with fae lore and Arthurian Legend, though I play liberally with those ideas. The TV show Supernatural played an important role as well, though it was a web comic I once read about a teenage boy with an imaginary incubus for a friend that first got things rolling. That’s when a variation of Sasha, the incubus the saga is named for, first manifested for me, though the rest took a very different turn from there. I also think the world needs a few more bisexual heroes.



How many hours per day do you spend writing?

Depends on the day, but usually one to two. Writing a little each day is very important.

Name your top five favorite books.

1. Good Omens – by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

2. Memnoch the Devil – by Anne Rice

3. Invisible Monsters – by Chuck Palahniuk

4. Ender’s Game – by Orson Scott Card

5. Twilight Watch – by Sergei Lukyanenko


What are you working on now?

Changeling ends on quite a cliffhanger, so I’m diligently working on Book 3 of the Incubus Saga: Sidhe, which brings what starts off as a more localized story to world scale, setting Nathan and the others up to save Earth and the fae realm from coming war and disaster. Then on to a YA GLBT vampire story I’m very excited to get to.

About Changeling


Changling_cover_frontTitle: Changeling

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance

Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening.Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.

Info about Incubus (first book)

Incubus_cover_FRONTNathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal.

On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.

 

Author Bio

AmandaMeuwissen_AuthorPhotoAmanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga (Book 1: Incubus, Book 2: Changeling, Book 3: COMING SUMMER 2015) and the novelette The Collector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed major from St. Olaf College in Creative Writing, and has been writing and posting online for many years, including maintaining the blog for the customer engagement company Outsell. She spent a summer writing screenplay script coverages for a company in L.A., and is an avid writer and consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games.

Amanda also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com, the world’s premiere episodic literary network. She oversees editing and series selection, as well as being involved in marketing and promotion, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN series.

Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).

Links

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6831429.Amanda_Meuwissen
https://www.facebook.com/TheIncubusSaga
https://twitter.com/MissSuperCube
http://bigworldnetwork.com/site/series/incubus/enter

 

Buy Incubus at BigWorldNetwork.com: https://bigworldnetwork.com/site/store/incubus/

Buy Incubus at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Incubus-The-Saga-Volume/dp/0615828604

Buy Changeling at BigWorldNetwork.com: https://bigworldnetwork.com/site/store/changeling/

Buy Changeling at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Changeling-The-Incubus-Saga-Volume/dp/0692227814