Friday, November 29, 2013

Beyond the Eyes Trilogy Tour


Yes, my friends, I’m posting about my very own tour going on right now courtesy of Reach for the Stars.
 
 

So far, I’ve received awesome reviews from the people hosting me and my books on their wonderful blogs. Paige (the main character in this trilogy) already stopped by to chat with one of the bloggers. Here are a couple of the links so you can see some of this awesomeness.
 
They’re worth checking out.
 
Promise.
 
 
 
Here's a quick video I did for Beyond the Eyes. Oh! These books are not scary btw. Haunting maybe, but not scary.
 

Beyond the Eyes (the first book in this captivating and original trilogy) is FREE on Amazon. Find out what all the excitement is about. It’s free, so why not, right?
 

Then we have Dark Spirits.
 
 
And finally the newly published one, The Devil’s Third.
 
 

I also have an announcement to make. As of right now, I plan on writing two novellas that will be based off this trilogy. However, they can be standalone books, but those of you who read all three novels will have a deeper insight into these novellas. The first one will be called, Doorways, and I’ve already started it. The second one will be in Ameerah's POV. She's a dark spirit and a very interesting character.
 
There are fans of these books who are requesting I continue it and some even want a spinoff of just Carrie and Tree. I’m contemplating it, but we’ll see how well this trilogy does. There are still lots of stories and adventures to be told between the characters, and I left it open to where the tale won’t get stale or boring. But again, we’ll see how things go.

Anyway, Happy Friday! I hope y’all had a lovely Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend will be filled with fun, laughter, and relaxation. Oh, and it goes slow. Let’s hope Sunday will keep Monday at bay for a while. :D

 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Book Review On Reclaimed by E.D. Brady


Reclaimed is the second book in the Vistira Trilogy and it will not disappoint you.

Now for the review:

WARNING: Spoiler Alert!

Vistira is a different realm parallel to ours with less than one hundred thousand people. There are no phones, no cars, no TV, etc. As the main character’s best friend Cappy (a.k.a. Catherine) would say, it sounds like Little House on the Prairie; however, Vistira is not quite as primitive. They do have electricity generated by windmills which gives them light at night. So they do have some technology, and it’s a wonderful and beautiful place to live. But the krogs who are creatures, built like a man, with greenish skin and freakishly strong, are planning to rule Vistira. They’ve been in hiding far too long and aims to change that. Filled with resentment and hate, they’re scheming to carry off the women who are at childbearing age, rape them, and build a race of half-breeds. Their leader Dinora is one, and her vision is clouded with revenge against the very people who turned a blind eye to her and denied her the warmth she so desperately craved when she was a young girl. So she will have her vengeance and create others like herself and a world where she can never be ostracized again.

But there’s a problem.

Her name is Annella Derlyn Kir, who is called Annie for short.

Annie is part of a prophecy and seems to be the only one who can stop the krogs from waging war against Vistira. But there is one huge, glaring obstacle she needs to conquer. The object to wield the power to halt these ghastly creatures resides in New York City. In the dimension she was once cast to by means of wicked magic. Annie is unsure she can bend the universe and create a doorway back into that realm. But she must try. The fate of her loved ones and everything dear to her rest in her hands.

Now, this is where the story gets really good, and my love for it grows even more.

Annie, her husband Kellus, and his brother Markum, makes it to New York. Annie is a nervous wreck because she’s afraid, though, it’s been eight months since she’s been gone, in this world it could be eight years. The time between worlds is goofy. However, to her relief she discovers she was only absent for seven days. Meanwhile, Kellus and Markum are wonderstruck by this world . . .

The vehicles.

What are those things?

They’re marvelous.

The buildings that reach up to the heavens.

What magic has made this stuff?

I throughly enjoyed their reaction to everything. I also got a kick out of Cappy’s attitude towards Annie’s explanation on why she disappeared and where she has been. Their conversation is hilarious, and when Cappy sees Markum . . . well, it’s great. She cracks me up and besides Cora (Annie’s younger sister), Cappy is one of my favorite characters.

The suspense grows from here and gets intense throughout the rest of this tale. I loved how it ended and how the author took care of each important character in a flawless, satisfying way. This is a wonderful book with a resounding message: love is the most magical thing in the universe.


You can purchase it here on Amazon:

  
http://www.amazon.com/Reclaimed-Vistira-Trilogy-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00APOHMDO/

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Feature: Kristen Flemings In A Ghost Story By Mark Mackey


Author Mark Mackey is a fan of my trilogy. Imagine my surprise when he contacted me and told me he was an author himself. As you already know, I love supporting other authors, so I jumped at the chance to feature his new book release on my blog.

Congratulations, Mark!

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old high school student Kristen Flemings and her friends become targets from a pair of teenage witches with the intention of doing something ghastly to them. On top of this they are looked at as suspects in a double murder.

Kristen Flemings is not only a gorgeous cheerleader who is the student newspaper editor in chief, she’s also popular, has loyal best friends, and an older sister she adores.

She has it made.

But horror can happen to even the most beautiful and privileged.

As Kristen and her friends quickly discover when they find themselves embroiled in murder, witchcraft, and human sacrifice over the week of cheerleader regionals.

Will they be able to survive?

About The Author:

Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing during the late 1990’s when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books in the process of being edited as well as having short stories published in several different charity anthologies with three more out this month or December.

http://www.amazon.com/Kristen-Flemings-Ghost-Story-Mackey-ebook/dp/B00AMNFVJK/

Friday, November 22, 2013

Revenge From Mars by Todd Embry


Today I’m featuring Revenge from Mars by Todd Embry, which sounds like a very interesting book btw.

 

Blurb:

In the future, Earth is controlled by one man, Supreme Leader Jeremiah Johnson. Fueled by a desire to control the world, Jeremiah Johnson infiltrated himself into the mega-churches and led a campaign of suppression and subversion that resulted in one Church of Enlightenment, with himself as leader. The political influence of the Church extended into the political arena where Jeremiah Johnson was also elected Supreme Leader of the World. With both the power of the church and the government in his hands, nothing stands between Jeremiah and world domination.

Henry Thomas’ parents were on a mission to uncover evidence that would undermine the doctrine that is the foundation of the Church of Enlightenment. Ten year old Henry watched as his parents were deemed heretics and violently murdered by a death squad of Church fanatics. Captured by fanatics himself, Henry is sent to a Church orphanage to be reprogrammed. After six years of captivity he manages to escape and begin a life on the run. He meets the love of his life, Annie Pearl, who shares his hatred of the oppression that has created a world of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. When Annie is murdered for her outspoken views, Henry’s life is set on a course of revenge and hatred. His mission to destroy Supreme Leader Johnson will take him all the way to the Martian deserts surrounding the new Mars colony. On Mars he hopes to find the proof his parents were seeking, the evidence that will topple an empire and exact revenge for the murder of those he loved.

You can purchase this book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-From-Mars-T-W-Embry-ebook/dp/B00FX3L1EI/

About the Author

Todd was born a navy brat in Sasabo Japan in 1962. After living in many different places, his family finally settled down in the small town of Fort Pierce Florida, where his father taught physics at the local college. A bit of a wild and rebellious youth, Todd graduated high school, just barley. He followed in his father’s footsteps and  joined the navy.

After a knee injury ended his naval career early, Todd returned to Ft Pierce resuming his wild ways. In desperation his parents sent him to stay with his Grandmother in Scotts Corner Kentucky, hoping some of the local values, hard work, unconditional love of family among them, would rub off.

It did. Todd returned to his family in Ft Pierce, found a job with Bellsouth as a telephone operator and 15 years passed. During that time, Todd met the love of his life Linda at his 31st birthday party. After an intense romance, they were married one year later. However, Linda came as a package deal. She had a daughter named Corri whom Todd came to love as his own daughter. By mutual consent, Todd adopted Corri, making them one happy family at last.

Todd and Linda took out a second mortgage on their house and bought a flower shop, Linda’s lifelong dream. And a good thing they did, because after 15 years of service and 3,000,000 successfully answered calls with a 98% accuracy rating, Bellsouth downsized and closed the office Todd worked in. After recovering from back surgery to correct a ruptured disc, Todd tried his hand at the culinary arts and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Miami in 2005. This culminated with a chef’s position at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, a 5 star resort.

During his time at culinary school, his English professor, a former college level creative writing teacher, gave Todd some advice, "You should try writing a book," he said. It was some time later that Todd began his first book Revenge from Mars.

Todd now works full time at the flower shop with his wife Linda and their daughter Corri, and he's finishing his second novel in his spare time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Release! Jaded Stone by Kelly Walker

 
 Check out this book by Kelly Walker, and oooh, look at this beautiful cover!
 



In Cornerstone, Valencia Roth died to protect her daughter. In Jaded Stone, she'll live for her.

Twenty years before the events of Cornerstone, Valencia Roth is the Crown Princess of Sheas, as lonely as she is privileged. She wants for nothing, except a clear path toward peace for her land. She’s always known personal happiness might not be in The Three’s plan for her. As the future ruler of Sheas, and a Cornerstone, her life belongs to her people.

But when Valencia meets the charming Reid Hendel, she dares to believe love could be within her reach. That is, if they can both survive long enough for it to blossom. A new threat prowls the land, and she’s their primary target. Armed with stubborn pride and all the resources of Sheas, she fears nothing—until her brother leads her intended directly into the fray and at least one of them doesn’t return.

Burdened with grief, Valencia must carve her own path forward. From the forge of chaos, a new era will be born.



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About Kelly Walker

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Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones series. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their Virginia home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Black-Eyed Kids


Have you ever heard of black-eyed kids before? Honestly, I never knew about them until two years ago. If my parents knew, they never told me. Apparently, countless people worldwide have been having encounters with these creepy little kids. Sometimes these children are alone and other times they come in pairs and range from age 8-16. They’ll tap on your window or knock on your door. With their head hung low, they’ll ask to be let in, in a monotone, demanding voice. They promise they’re not going to hurt you and it won’t take long. Eventually they’ll lift their gaze onto you, and their eyes are black as coal. Bottomless. Witnesses have said their blood ran cold when those black orbs locked onto their own eyes. A feeling of dread and horror consumed every ounce of their being.

Sounds like a Stephen King novel, huh?

But is this true? I’ve never had an experience with these freaky kids, so I don’t know. And if it is true, what or who are they?

Are they aliens, inter-dimensional beings, or demons?


Eyewitnesses have also said these children are pale almost translucent, and they wear either dull old-fashion clothing or plain jeans and a hoodie. These juveniles seem to possess extraordinary powers like telepathy. Some people who have had encounters with them said these BEKs answered
their questions before they even asked them. They know what you’re thinking.

Creepy!

So what do you think?

Are black-eyed kids for real or are people around the world telling bogus stories so they can take part in this global phenomenon? 

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Kindle Version of The Devil’s Third Is Live!


Hey you guys! The Kindle version of The Devil’s Third is live.

Woot!

Here’s what some readers are saying on Amazon about The Devil’s Third:

 
Rebekkah Ford has done an astounding job of wrapping up her series. This was by far my favorite book, I wanted to stay in it much longer than I did. I can get so lost in the world the author creates. The descriptions are so well done I can easily picture everything in my mind’s eye. To me that is the basis of a good book, being able to be in the story itself. My only issue is….I really do want more, my mind can see so much for these characters still. I recommend this book to everyone, it is a fantastic journey of friends and the things that happen in their lives.
The relationship that Carrie & Tree, Paige & Nathan share are so special it warms the heart just to read about them. No matter what happens they have each other’s backs even to the point that they will put themselves in danger. They have to travel a lot of miles to take care of Paige’s being the key, and although they are in danger at all times they stride forward. The absolute beauty of the scenery makes a wonderful impact as they wander through the caves. Rebekkah proves in this book that she is a master wordsmith and I will willingly absorb her words. Definitely a 5 star read!!
                             
                                     *******
 

Wow...this book...this series.

I love the characters, the relationships they have, and the dynamic they create together. Carrie and Tree are absolutely amazing and I really hope the author creates a spin-off to tell their story.

This book wraps up everything, and threw in quite a few surprises as well. I was so not expecting The Devil's Third explanation! Shocker!

Rebekkah Ford is an amazing author and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

                                     *******

I also received the following testimony that will go on the back of the paperback cover when it’s published in that format:

 

"The Devil’s Third beautifully wraps up this haunting series of friendship, love, grief and evil. Mrs. Ford successfully writes three dimensional characters that become people you root for the entire time." ~ Lori Lesko-Author of Diamond City A Screenplay

                                  *******

Eeeep! :)

 
Here’s the blurb:

The Exciting Continuation Of The Beyond the Eyes Trilogy.

If you could have the power to control evil, would you want it?

In a rainy, misty town filled with moss-covered trees and dwarfed by wooded mountains, Astoria, Oregon, holds many secrets and eighteen-year-old Paige Reed is one of them. She’s immortal, has magical abilities she’s discovering, and harbors King Solomon’s power inside her. With his incantations, she can control the dark spirits who lurk among societies in soulless humans.

But her problems are mounting.

Her best friend slips into a coma, and Paige must tap into her newfound powers—powers she’s unsure of—to save her.

Through this ordeal, Bael who once commanded a legion of black souls, forces Paige to make a pact with him, causing her to abandon the ones she loves. When she finds out where Solomon’s spells are and tells Bael, she begins to have second thoughts about her agreement with him.

Will she risk everything to claim the spells that hold the power to control the dark spirits so she can enslave him? Or will her one true love find her before she makes a horrible mistake that could damage her for life?

And most importantly, what does the Devil’s third mean and what is Bael really up to?



You can purchase the Kindle version here on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Third-Beyond-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00GMVJ5CK/

If you didn’t know already, Beyond the Eyes (the first book in this paranormal/fantasy) is FREE on Amazon!

Here’s the Amazon U.S. link:

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Eyes-Rebekkah-Ford-ebook/dp/B0088JF7HQ/

Here’s the Amazon U.K. link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Eyes-Rebekkah-Ford-ebook/dp/B0088JF7HQ/

Feel free to share the links with your friends.

HAPPY FRIDAY!



 



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cover Reveal of The Enlightening by Adrianne James & Giveaway


Today is the cover reveal of The Enlightening (Mackenzie Duncan Series #2) by Adrianne James.

  
Title: The Enlightening



  Series: Mackenzie Duncan Series #2

  Author: Adrianne James

  Genre: NA Paranormal

  Release Date: December 6, 2013


Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months  since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this  time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam with her, two very hot Werewolves vying for her heart.

But her companions aren't her focus. The only thing she can focus on is getting far from her old pack and their murderous ways. Only, she doesn’t just want to run. She wants to warn every pack she can that their lives are in danger too. No one should be turned against their will like she was and no other pack should have to surrender to the ideas of a centuries old, power hungry woman.

Not only does Mackenzie have to deal with her crazy ex-pack leader sending people out to kill her, she has to keep both men at arm’s length (and that proves to be much more difficult than she thought), but she finds out more about her own life and heritage than she ever thought imaginable.

And suddenly, everything makes sense...


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About Adrianne James


Growing up, Adrianne couldn't get her hands on enough books to satisfy her need for the make believe. If she finished a novel and didn't have a new one ready and waiting for her, she began to create her own tales of magic and wonder. Now, as an adult, books still make up majority of her free time, and now her tales get written down to be shared with the world.

During the day, Adrianne uses her camera to capture life's stories for clients of all ages and at night, after her two children are tucked in bed; she devotes herself to her written work. Adrianne is living the life she always wanted, surrounded by art and beauty, the written word and a loving family.

As a young adult and new adult author, Adrianne James has plans to bring stories of growing characters, a little romance, and perhaps a little magic and mythology down the line for her readers to enjoy.




Friday, November 8, 2013

Guardians Book 6: The Shoma by Lola Stvil


Hey, check out this new book that's been release. This series looks interesting. :)




The Shoma


In order to reunite the Council and save both our world and theirs, the Guardians need to assemble three missing pieces of an ancient  relic called The Shoma. But their search is derailed by their love lives and entanglements. Surrounded by evil and under the threat of annihilation our lives depend on this one team. But with all the sex, scandal and secrets, who has time to save the world?


About Lola StVil

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Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories.

She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play "The Bones of Lesser Men". In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly.




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Guardians Series

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Book 1: The Girl

The prophecy says I will fall in love with team leader and Angel, Marcus Cane. The prophecy also says that our love will cause his mission to fail and end the world.

Whatever.

This human is not worried. Why?
Because I do not intend to fall in love with Marcus.

The truth is I hate him. I hate his warm brown eyes with flecks of gold, his chiseled face and broad shoulders.
I hate how over protective he is just because a few thousand demons are after me.

In fact, I couldn't care less about Marcus or his perfect telekinetic girlfriend.
And when I see him holding her, I don’t die a little inside…






Book 2: The Fallout

Just because she has wings,
doesn’t mean she’s an Angel…
It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag:“Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.”So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!”

Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing
on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain
turns to fury.

And before the end…a girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge
and an Angel falls.

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Book 3: The Turn

There. Will. Be. Blood.
After the Council hands down a severe punishment,
A Guardian declares war on the Angel world.
Before the end
Lives will be lost
Love will be tested
And blood WILL flow...

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Book 4: The Triplex

The team finds the locaton of the Triplex, but in order to destroy it and save the world, a horrific decision must be made. Can Marcus do what he needs to do in order to complete the mission? Or will his heart get in the way...Add to Your Goodreads Shelf | Purchase on Amazon







Book 5, Part 1: The Quo
WARNING: This book contains a scene in chapter 20 that is for mature audiences only. Readers can skip this chapter without missing any info vital to the plot.
A team divided.
A leader in turmoil.
A love tested.

Now, it's the heroes who need saving

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Book 5, Part 2: The Lyris

 The end of the world is not coming; it's here

An impossible decision...
A massive war...
A Guardian silenced forever...
(Please note chapters 29 & 30 are for mature audiences)

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Short Stories

 (THIS BOOK HAS SPOILERS, SO IT IS BEST READ AFTER BOOK 1 (The Girl))
Please note this is a book of short stories about the Guardians and their lives before the mission. This book is 20k words long and has nine short stories including
*Julian's Core
*Rio's secret crush
*Julian & Femi's first meeting

*The days & nights of Tony-Tone and more...







Short Stories From Book 5
Can't get enough "Guardians?"
Read these short stories AFTER reading book 5 part 2 and find out:
Why Marcus made the decision he did at the end of book 5.2
How Jay and Miku hooked up for the first time
and where Mouse came from!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cover Reveal And A Little Dash Of Quirkiness To Go With It

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Today is the cover reveal of  Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto!

Death of the Body

Release Date: December 13, 2013

I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.



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About Rick Chiantaretto

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I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average 30 year old, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.



 So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.



I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.



 I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice.

Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.