Cover Reveal! Butterfly Box Anthology

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`*.¸.*´ The Butterfly Box
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Free your imagination as you delve into this eclectic mix of healing tales from nine authors, just as different as their stories. Lift the lid and take a peek inside The Butterfly Box.

Authors include
Jenn Hype
Kate Vine
Brooke May
KM Neuhold
Rebecca M. Gibson
Tricia Copeland
Eleanor Lloyd Jones
Riann C. Miller
Katie Fox

The charity is Medecins Sans Frontieres, with all proceeds going to them
http://www.msf.org.uk/

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Brooke May https://www.facebook.com/authorbrookemay/?fref=ts
KM Neuhold https://www.facebook.com/awellwrittenwoman/?fref=ts
Rebecca M Gibson https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamgibsonauthor/?fref=ts
Tricia Copeland https://www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor/?fref=ts
Eleanor Lloyd-Jones https://www.facebook.com/eleanorlloydj/?fref=ts
Riann C Miller https://www.facebook.com/authorriannmiller/?fref=ts
Katie Fox https://www.facebook.com/authorkatiefox/?fref=ts

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Review: Crystal Dragon: Bad Elements Book 1 by Lynn Mullican

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It’s been a long time coming and entirely my fault!  I received the ENTIRE Bad Elements Series as part of the Third Installment’s Release.  My plan had been to read them all and review them during the the month of October and now we are almost done with November.  humble_jennifer

 

Book 1 in the Bad Elements Series: Crystal Dragon is about Crystal Bouchard.  Crystal wakes up as a prisoner in an underground fight club with no memory of who she is or how she got there.  Told that she has a son, whom her captors will kill should she step out of line, Crystal trains to become the ultimate fighting machine.  Her new world is full of kill or be killed and all fights are TO THE DEATH.  While fighting for her life and that of a son that she has no memory of, Crystal secretly begins to search for answers.

The book is a little slow in the first few chapters and because it’s from Crystal’s point of view and she has amnesia, I felt just as confusgiphy-tumblr.gifed as she was.  The concept of the story is awesome! Badass female fighter who leads with her heart, which is ultimately my favorite character type.
The book is the first in the series so you definitely should go ahead and get the other one because the ending is a cliffy. 😉

I’ll give it a 4 out of 5 stars because the concept and story were great, but the style was a bit all over the place.  All in All, I’m going to put Lynn Mullican on my shelf and recommend her to my friends who enjoy dark and gritty supernatural drama.  Definitely not a YA and would recommend 18 years and up for violent content and some sex scenes.

Stay tuned for the next review, coming soon: Bad Elements Book 2 : Blood for Blood!

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Author Stalking Links:

Facebook , Twitter , GoodReads and to check out my review of Book 3: Hybrid Unleashed, click HERE and my other reviews of her short stories, click HERE

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Review: Edenhart’s Rivalry by J.N. Tomczak

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A dark power is rising, and a kingdom is in dire need of a leader when the King of the Faeries falls in battle. Or so, that’s what they’re led to believe, but his only heir and daughter, Aurora, suspects murder.

But when she and her loyal friend Percy, the Captain of the Elite Guard, discover an ancient prophecy foretold by the enigmatic Faerie Sorcerers, Aurora finds herself an unwilling pawn in a dark plot that will threaten everything she holds dear.

Her courage and magic will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where all others have failed. But will she? Aurora must ask herself this very question: just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom, and at what costs?

~Source, Goodreads Book Page

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I love a good Fantasy, I mean who doesn’t? This one has it all, Faeries, Goblins, Humans, etc.  The book starts out with Aurora, the Faerie crown princess mourning the death of her father and trying to find her footing as ruler of her kingdom.  While everyone believes the king’s death was a terrible tragedy as a result of battle, Aurora suspects murder.  Together, she and her childhood friend turned Captain of the Elite Guard, Percy, set out to solve the mystery.   Aurora soon learns how shady and dangerous court intrigue and politics can be.

The story is solid and I enjoyed reading it.  It’s safe for the younger crowd, although there is some violence.  It’s published by Clean Reads which means nothing explicit and no graphic violence.  The pacing is fairly steady and easy to follow and the characters are three dimensional.  I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Fantasy, especially a more traditional type of Fantasy.  Tolkien fans, Jordan fans, take heed, you might need a copy for the holidays! I’m giving this one a 4 out of 5 Stars!

Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14918148.J_N_Tomczak

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JNTomczak

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/J.N.Tomczak/

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.N.-Tomczak/e/B01CJ0AL9S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1473545274&sr=8-1

Newsletter: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/monthly-newsletter.html

Website: http://jntomczak.weebly.com/


Buy Links:

Amazon: The Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-the-faeries-jn-tomczak/1123402817?type=eBook

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Best YA Paranormal Series Ever!!

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HEY YOU GUYS!”giphy.gif One of my favorite YA Paranormal series has Book 1 on sale for FREE right now! That’s right, Free, Nada, Zero, Zilch, Nil.  You pay nothing and you get to enjoy the amazing and diverse world of the Belladonna Pack! Shifters, Fairies, Witches, Necromancers, Reapers, Banshees, Demi-Gods….this book has it all! I reviewed it a while back and gave it 5 stars! Check it out HERE if you wanna see for yourself!
Title: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
Author: Martina McAtee 
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

 


Blurb: 17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is. 
They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death. 
As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.
Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua’s and two shady looking cats. When she isn’t writing young adult books about worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she’s reading or watching shows that involve reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her debut novel Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things released in August of 2015. Her second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things, will release July 15, 2016.
Author Links: Facebook: www.facebook.com/MartinaMcAtee1

Buy Links:
#Free with KindleUnlimited
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things: http://amzn.to/1Z4L4NH
Dark Dreams and Dead Things: http://amzn.to/1Z4KVtH

Guest Post by Author Rebecca M Gibson

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In honor of Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day depending on where you’re at in the world, Historical Fiction Author Rebecca Gibson has been kind enough to write about how she gleans information and shapes it into a fascinating story.




Entering The Mind of a WWI Private

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As a Historical Fiction author I needed to get into the brain of a WW1 private for my latest novel Rubies Fall (due out on the 11th of November). So, how did I manage it?

The First World War was a deeply complex period in history that’s only recently come into the forefront of people’s awareness. Between 1914 and 1918 the war touched millions of people. Every village and town in England has a memorial with names of the deceased carved into it.

However, once the war had ended, it was discussed rarely. The early nineteen hundreds was a period of time when reputation and appearance were vitally important – trench life wasn’t exactly polite tea time conversation.

The soldiers who fought in the trenches spoke little about their experiences. PTSD (shell shock as it was known then) was rife but rarely brought up or even acknowledged…except by a few silenced soldiers. Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, from the confines of Craig Lockhart War Hospital, wrote the most famous anti-war poetry the world has ever seen. These writers were my main inspiration for Rubies Fall. I was introduced to their work in school and became obsessed. I have since devoured their poetry, biographies, letters…anything I could get my hands on.

As a result of it being the centenary of The Great War, a lot of information has been released recently. Diaries of soldiers, letters, novels have all been a vital part of my research process. Not to mention the various TV series (both fiction and factual) aired mostly on the BBC. My particular favourite was a series showing the letters and diaries of people – both men and women – experiencing the war first hand. I am interested, above all things, of personal experiences. Perhaps that’s what I’ve taken from my Psychology degree.

Additionally, the wonderful thing about the world we live in today is that we have the internet! Whilst full of terrible, shallow rubbish, the internet holds entire libraries of books and galleries of pictures. Everything on the internet must be taken with a pinch of salt, but with the click of a button, I could find out anything I needed to know. If I had a question, chances are someone’s already asked it somewhere. Just to defend myself, all internet research was backed up by more solid sources before used. However, it is undoubtedly a good spring board.

I could have skimmed the surface, of course, but that would have led to a mediocre book. Who wants to read a mediocre book? As this is a topic of personal interest to me…I visited the battlefields myself. Seeing the former battlefields of Flanders, Belgium was a humbling experience, whilst walking amongst row upon row of bone white headstones was unlike anything I could describe with words.

Fought out of our sight, we often put WW1 out of our minds as well. Seeing the real battlefields, and countless WW1 exhibitions since, has rooted my research in fact. I hope it shows in the pages of my novel.

14016258Rebecca M. Gibson grew up in Cornwall, UK, where inspiration was never hard to come by. From writing ghost stories on her mum’s computer, to completing her first novel, stories have always interested her.
Fascinated by letters and poems written in the First World War, she tries to understand the complexities of emotion and the phenomenal strength of the human mind…or at least, that’s her justification for giving her characters more than their fair share of turmoil. She studied for a Psychology Degree at Aberystwyth University, although, being a novelist has always been her dream.

Did You Know:

Rebecca is hosting a Release Party for Rubies Fall on Facebook 11/11/2016!

Click HERE to RSVP and join the fun!

You can also check out my review of her novel Diamonds Fall by clicking HERE!

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Interesting and Important Fact: 

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