Author Spotlight!

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Today’s Author Spotlight is shining on Jamie Summer, author of Dalysian Hope. Here’s a little bit about her lovely book as well as some random and somewhat irrelevant questions  so here you go!

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Sophie Evans is sure about one thing: she’s a normal teenage girl. Until one night her life is turned upside down.

Attacked in her own apartment and saved by two handsome strangers, she’s thrown into a whole new world. Suddenly dealing with powers she knows nothing about and having half-truths thrown at her from every direction, she realizes that the definition of normal might not fit her after all.

When Sophie is told that she has to fight in a matter of life and death, she’s left wondering what chance does she really have? And how can she be the only hope of a race she never even knew existed?

Can Sophie fight the odds stacked against her, or will she lose herself in the process?

Now for the Q & A portion of our segment 😀

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Bibliogal: Did Any Characters End Up Completely Different From How You Initially
Planned Them?
JS: Nope. At least so far LOL
Bibliogal: Which Character Would You Like To Date/ Hang Out With Socially? Why?
JS: Ren cause he’s hot and mysterious. Who doesn’t like a mysterious guy?
Bibliogal: What Surprised You Most When Researching For Your Book?
JS: What research?
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Dalysian Hope is available on Amazon for .99 currently and to find out more about Jamie Summer check her out on Goodreads and then find her on Facebook!

 

Illusional Reality

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Boy do I have a treat for you!  While I mostly use this space for book reviews, I’m making room for an interview!  Just in time for Easter, I’ve got an interview with the woman herself; Becky,whose story is told in Illusional Reality!

To set the scene, Illusional Reality is a Paranormal and Fantasy Romance, so today’s interview will definitely focus on Romance 🙂

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Bibliogal: Hi Becky can you just tell our readers what your relationship status is on Facebook.

Becky:I’m single. I’ve dated of course. My friends set me up with a disastrous blind date but that’s tale for another time.

Bibliogal: Do you believe in Mr Right?

Yes, I believe there is such thing as true love and that your soul mate is out there somewhere. But the world is a big place, you may never find one another, so you take what you can get. I’m not interested in meeting anyone and settling down. I like things the way they are.

Bibliogal: What is love to you?

Becky: “What is love? Love hurts. When you’re full of happiness you feel as though you could burst. With every smile, every time you hold hands, every warm and gentle touch can leave you melting. You want to stay cuddled together, warm, safe.
How could you be so lucky to have found each other. But you worry that it can be taken away just as quickly as it was given to you.
Treasure every moment of love and happiness as it may not last and if you’re one of the lucky ones it can last an eternity.”

Bibliogal: You sound as though you have experienced love?

Becky: “Only in my dreams.”

Bibliogal: Can you elaborate?

Becky: “It’s going to sound silly but I have these dreams where I’m with a man and I can feel his love and devotion to me. It’s like a warmth flowing through my body. I trust him completely and know he is the one. But I never see his face. So yes, I believe the man that will complete me is out there, somewhere.

Bibliogal: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us Becky.

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Find out what happens to Becky by reading her story, Illusional Reality, available now. I certainly look forward to seeing where she ends up in the romance department!

 LINKS:

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https://twitter.com/KarinaKantas
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/karinakantas
https://urbanhype101.wordpress.com/
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjOMQORvQpEzLbC4u_RQO1e3j64KGNFAc
http://www.lulu.com/shop/karina-kantas/illusional-reality/paperback/product-22597966
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About The Author:
Who created Becky and her world? Glad you asked because I have answers 😀

12834861_10154152915514994_1338601715_nKarina Kantas is the author of Illusional Reality, a romantic fantasy. She has been writing for over twenty years and now has eight published title which can all be found on Amazon, Smashwords and Lulu. Karina originates from the UK but has lived I Greece most of her life. As was as being an author, she is also a freelance writer, VA, narrator and designer of book trailers and promotions.
You can see her work and read testimonials here.
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Author Spotlight!

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Calling All Lovers Of Paranormal and YA Novels! Today’s Author Spotlight goes to…..

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The delightful author of Flesh and Stone has answered some silly questions for me and I’ve posted some links to check out her works.  Also, if you’re in the Roanoke Virgina area April 2,  2016 you’ll be able to meet her at the Roanoke Author Invasion!

First, here’s a brief synopsis of Flesh and Stone:

Seventeen-year-old Ellie Whitewood dreams of being a doctor and giving back to the grandfather who raised her after the death of her parents. When she receives an inheritance from a reclusive aunt, she becomes the mistress of a sprawling manor. Selling the property to pay for college seems like the answer to her prayers, but each day she grows more and more attached to the stone gargoyles adorning the manor rooftop. After finding the Whitewood journals, she learns she is the latest in a line of Caretakers who, with her Sentinels, defends the world from evil. While she is drawn to her Sentinel, Gabriel, and her new life, her future isn’t written in stone. Haunted by dark dreams and facing deadly enemies, is she willing to sacrifice her well-laid plans and accept her new calling…even if it comes with wings and sharp teeth?

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I’m thinking I’m going to pick up a paper copy at the Roanoke Author Invasion 😉 Plus, I haven’t read any gargoyle books, so it’ll be a learning experience for me.

Now for some burning questions:

Bibliogal: Did Any Characters End Up Completely Different From How You Initially Planned Them?

Hernandez:One of the gargoyles, Michael, was meant to be much more sympathetic and give the romantic interest, Gabriel, more of a challenge. He comes off as kind of a jerk (even though he has REASONS) and he only gives the romantic lead a challenge because Ellie has trouble coming to grips with her new life. (Geez, I hope that wasn’t to spoiler-y. Er, spoiler alert?)

Bibliogal: Which Character Would You Like To Date/ Hang Out With Socially? Why?

Hernandez:John! That gargoyle likes to have fun. He’s the imp on my shoulder (well, not LITERALLY because he’s freaking huge) daring me to do something that might get the cops involved. I see him really cutting loose in the future. (Er, sort of spoiler alert for book 2? I’m bad at this.)

Bibliogal: What Surprised You Most When Researching For Your Book?

Hernandez: So, I love gargoyles. I did a lot of research my whole life without even knowing I was going to write about them. No big surprises. Ask me about my Frankenstein retelling…ugh, gross. Lots of surprises and none of them should be shared around mealtime.

For more info on PM Hernandez and her works please check out her webpage :

www.pmhernandez.com

 

Ultraxenopia By M.A. Phipps

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The trailer pretty much says it all.  Don’t Stand Out…Remain Invisible… Wynter Reeves is just your average oppressed 20 something who wants her assigned place in society and to blend in with the masses.  She’s never thought about life in any other capacity.  One day, when she tries to sit in on her job placement exam, that all changes.

Through a series of painful “panic attacks”, she does something that she’s always feared: Drawn attention to herself!  The government soon takes custody of her and her life becomes sheer hell.

Tortured on a daily basis, Wynter is losing her will to live. Her “panic attacks” turn out to be visions of the future. During a torture session, she sees herself with a man her age looking sorrowfully at her while surrounded by complete destruction.  This seems to encourage Dr. Richter and he plans to up the torture factor, to extract more information. At this point, Wynter knows she needs to escape or she’ll die. (This part is pretty intense and I seriously didn’t know how it was going to be pulled off)  When she finally manages to escape, she finds herself in the secret lair of PHEONIX and Ezra Laramie, the man in her visions.

Ezra, mysterious, handsome, and standoffish. He instantly distrusts Wynter and gives her the cold shoulder. Could this really be the person she’s supposed to trust? The person who is going to help her survive? Can she trust her new protectors?  Will her time as a captive of the government compromise the group?  Can Ezra be trusted?  Is she merely a pawn in a war that’s never ending?

All these questions came up during my time immersed in Wynter’s world and they were all answered.  I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.  The only reason I didn’t give it the full 5 was because I felt it was a little to fast paced and the relationships between characters were a bit rushed (I would have liked a bit more in the Getting To Know You portions of the story) With the way the story ended, I am assuming there will be a sequel (hopefully soon :D) and maybe the character backstories will be clearer and the relationships will be explored in more detail.

I would recommend this book to my Dystopian loving buddies, Sci-Fi fanatics, and Fiction enthusiasts. If you’re a fan of the Divergent Series, then you especially need to add this to your library!

Ultraxenopia is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and the Author M.A. Phipps can be found at maphipps.com

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Witch Of The Cards

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Look what’s out! Catherine Stine’s Ruby’s Fire was my very first independent book review and I’m very pleased to bring you her newest release…Witch of the Cards.  Here’s an excerpt from this Historical Paranormal Jewel….

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As this combines 2 of my favorite genres, you bet I’ll be bringing more information to the table.  Until then, stalk these links and enter the the Rafflecopter Giveaway Contest!

Join the Witch of the Cards Facebook March 23 launch party:
I’ve been to a few of these parties. Not only do you get to “meet” the author, but you get introduced to other authors, and other fans.  Not to mention a chance or two at winning some great reads! In fact that’s exactly how I was introduced to Catherine Stine Novels in the first place!
 Rafflecopter Link:

Witch Of The Cards Release Blitz Celebration

here are the prizes!

One $30 gift card, one signed paperback of Dorianna (or eBook), one signed paperback of Witch of the Cards (or eBook), one super-swag pack of Catherine’s personally designed greeting cards.

And of course here are the buy links…I’m certainly going shopping today 😉

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01COACFVU

Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/hze9ekh

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1091149257

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/witch-of-the-cards

B&N/Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/witch-of-the-cards-catherine-stine/1123499606?ean=2940152837797

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/f9bcdfce-e947-4cc0-a5e7-d19d681acb49

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Witch-Cards-Catherine-Stine-ebook/dp/B01COACFVU

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Witch-Cards-Catherine-Stine-ebook/dp/B01COACFVU

Maggie For Hire

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I posted yesterday on Facebook saying that Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Series by Kate Danley, was hands down my favorite Urban Fantasy series.  It’s true.  I stumbled upon this little gem a few years ago while recovering from a surgery.  It was included in a little boxed anthology for 99 cents.  In that anthology I discovered several Horror and Urban Fantasy books that really spoke to me, but from the first time she uttered the F word, I knew Maggie was for me.

So here are the deets about Maggie MacKay….wolverine

She’s the best at what she does, and what she does isn’t nice…okay so that’s Wolverine,
but seriously it applies to Maggie (also I think that would be a pretty awesome, seizure inducing team up)

She’s a smart mouthed anti hero….wait isn’t that Deadpool?  Omg!834f0f1f6a2367d55bf1df4b4374e793d6cf22c4484e15c9003a8b5b2ff8f29c

She say’s the F word a lot…but it’s in context so roll your eyes if you must, or revel in the fact that Maggie cusses as much as you do.  “Fucking, Elves”…(Maggie tagline)

Her family is really amazing.  Her mom is a ….mu mu wearing psychic with a penchant for perms and orange hair dye.  She gets on Maggie’s nerves, but I’m pretty sure Maggie wouldn’t have it any other way.

Maggie’s twin sister, Mindy, lives the ordinary life of an accountant who idolizes Martha Stewart.  She is always good for support and to lend you a spare room when you’re trying to thwart evil world domination.

Mr. MacKay…Maggie’s Dad, is her inspiration and taught her everything she knows. She’s constantly asking herself what her dad would do in dire situations.

The MacKay family is a riot and full of laughs, fights, and love. I want to be a member 😉

Maggie is chock full of action/adventure, supernatural worlds, humor, drama, even some sweet ‘aww’ moments.

Killian: The handsome Elf tasked by his Elf Queen to help Maggie on her quest to save the world.  He’s every gals’ fantasy, but Maggie is having none of it.  He’s a great partner, but his human skills are textbook at best.  (Which reminds me of a certain Angel Of The Lord, that I’m obsessed with 😉 )

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The best part of this whole series….There are currently 5 books published and one on the way!  To get started on a whole new magical obsession you should check out Maggie For Hire (which is FREE right now on amazon!) 

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Books are as as follows:

1.  Maggie For Hire

2. Maggie Get Your Gun

3.  Maggie On The Bounty

4. M & K Tracking

5. The  M-Team

Coming Soon: Maggie Goes To Hollywood (April 15,2016)

Also definitely worth mention: A Maggie Novella called The Ghost and Miss MacKay, which is featured in the Nightshade Anthology on Amazon. ( Another good grouping of Paranormal, Horror, and Urban Fantasy authors!) for 99 cents.

Nightshade (17 tales of Urban Fantasy, Magic, Mayhem, Demons, Fae, Witches, Ghosts, and more)

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One last note: You can’t get engrossed in Maggie without paying homage to her creator, Kate Danley.  Not only is she the genius behind Maggie, but she’s written a ton of other great stuff as well as written and produced her own plays!  Check out her social media, trust me you’ll be glad you did!

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Kate Danley
Offical Kate Danley News, Blog, Upcoming Projects

Twitter: @katedanley

Facebook: Kate Danley Facebook

 

****Disclaimer**** I don’t own anything. This is an opinion piece. If you created the art, lemme know and I’ll certainly give you credit or take it down as you wish.  Enjoy.

 

Good Stuff On It’s Way!

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Well as stated, Adult Romance is wrapped up and tucked in tight.  I’ve got some Dystopian stuff coming up in the next few weeks for Reviews.  The Author Spotlight is going to become a weekly thing, especially since I ran a contest about it on Facebook. The results were better than expected and once I finish this post, I’m going to tally up the winners!

Roanoke Author Invasion is coming soon and it’s pretty exciting, I even made bookmarks to hand out!  They’re pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

So Monday, if I get my act together, you’ll get to read all about my experience with

Ultraxenopia by M.A. Phipps  it looks good…real good 😉

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