Tuesday, 26 May 2015


THREE NEW RELEASES TODAY!

Oh yeah, you got that right. Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing has a triple amazing release day today. With three new novels in three different series, you will have plenty to read this week. Check out our three new releases below. Make sure to grab your copies before the price increases tomorrow.

VANISHING ACT by Erica Kiefer

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Vanishing Act is a Lingering Echoes Novel. This series has captivated readers attention since the first novel released last year. Find out why readers and reviewers are captivated by this romantic drama series. Vanishing Act can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel or as part of the series. The first book in this series—Rumors— is currently FREE. This is a Young Adult Romance or Realistic Fiction that also crosses over into New Adult in Vanishing Act with the characters being college aged. While it is New Adult, the book is still rated on a YAm scale.
A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds. When Ben reappears in Kate's life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she's tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate's help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge. Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.

EARTH GOD by Jon Messenger

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Earth God is the fourth and final book in the best-selling World Aflame Saga. Best read as part of the series. If you haven't already read this award winning series, we recommend you check out the first novel— Wind Warrior— for FREE today! Earth God is a New Adult paranormal / dystopian novel that can also be enjoyed by the Young Adult reading audience.
THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The Fire Elemental has risen and its followers, the Fire Caste, have destroyed the planet. Humanity hangs on the cusp of extinction; their only hope now lies with the troubled Wind Warrior, Xander Sirocco. Xander has absorbed the power of the Wind and Water Elementals but at great personal cost. Finding Sammy has been his anchor through the chaos around him, but now he finds himself wondering if saving her is enough. Sammy remains a prisoner of the Fire Elemental, her mind trapped, as the dragon possesses her body. Her love for Xander keeps her going, but will her passion be enough to stop the Elemental from killing Xander once and for all? Humanity's last hope rests in Xander finding the Earth Elemental. Claiming the power of the Earth is the last step before he can confront the dragon holding Sammy hostage. Unfortunately, he's not the only one who knows the location of the Earth Elemental. It's a race against time between Xander and the dragon to claim the last of the Elemental power and bring an end to a war that's spanned millennia. Earth God is the exciting conclusion to the bestselling and award-winning World Aflame series.  

KINDLING FLAMES: GRANTING WISHES by Julie Wetzel

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Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes is a fun novella developed within the Kindling Flames world. This novella can be read on it's own or as part of the series. While Granting Wishes does not revolve around the main characters of the Kindling Flames series, both Victoria and Darrien have walk-on roles. If you haven't read any of the Kindling Flames books, we recommend you definitely check out Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder, which is currently free. Find out why this New Adult Paranormal Romance series has remained a best-seller since day one.
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Cover Reveal of Criminal Kind by Mary Anne Edwards and Giveaway




Criminal Kind
by Mary Anne Edwards
Series: A Charlie McClung Mystery, #3
Genre: Traditional Mystery
Publisher: Sellem Books
Cover Artist: Michael James Canales
Release Date: June 30, 2015



It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway at sea: Caribbean breezes, clear blue skies, passionate nights, and murder? Not exactly what Detective Charlie McClung and Marian had in mind for their honeymoon. When one of their fellow passengers is murdered on her 35th wedding anniversary, Charlie and Marian get pulled into the investigation. Who would want to kill poor Tammy Ferguson in such a brutal way? As Charlie uncovers more sordid details about Tammy and her husband, Peter, it becomes clear that someone else has found the same skeletons in the Ferguson’s closet and Tammy has paid the price. Is Peter next?

Trapped on the ship with a killer, shadows seem more ominous and even the most innocent faces seem sinister. Has Charlie inadvertently put Marian in harm’s way? How long does Charlie have before the hunter becomes the hunted?


Haven't started the series yet?

Book 1: Brilliant Disguise


Book 2: A Good Girl


Mary Anne was born in Mercedes, Texas, but has lived in Georgia most of her life.  She has had a variety of experiences in her life. Some were great and some, well let's just say Mary Anne has learned many lessons the hard way.

Mary Anne has been married for nearly 35 years to the most practically perfect man. They have a newly adopted Tuxedo cat named Gertrude. They enjoy traveling and watching mysteries on TV. Mary Anne is active in Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter, Mystery Writers of America and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, Inc., a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

Although Mary Anne began writing in high school, she didn’t get serious about it until 1999. She writes traditional mysteries that are influenced by some of her favorite authors:  Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters.

Her first book in the Detective Charlie McClung mysteries, “Brilliant Disguise” was released on January 21, 2014. The next book in the series, “A Good Girl”, was released on September 23, 2014. Mary Anne is currently working on the third book in the series, “Criminal Kind”; there are seven more to follow .







Thursday, 21 May 2015

Review of The Dragon Chronicles Anthology 

 

I love dragons, who doesn't just look at toothless ;) Below is my review for Dragon Chronicles Anthology, which has different Dragon short stories which will leave you thinking of Dragon world and wistful thinking what if they were real?




My rating: 5 of 5 stars


*****4.5 stars****
Foreword by Samuel Peralta, got me in the mood and shifted myself to ancient world of myths where Dragons walk the earth and made me believe in them.

I liked the guide about what I should know about dragons in Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons by Elle Casey.

Of Sand and Starlight by Daniel Arenson, the main character is strong headed and independent and don't want to get abandoned like her parents did. Going through so much hardships and not trusting anybody in fear to get heartbroken and being weary of others, am so going to read the main story and know what happens later in her life.

My fav Tasty Dragon Meat by K.J. Colt. From the title I wasn't sure whether I want to read but damn the story became my fav! How the main character is flawed and is selfish but for his child and love what he does is really nice(ugh can't find the appropriate word.

Transparency by Alex Albrinck, I got little confused in the middle but I liked the story.

Another fav is Sacrifice by David Adams it was heart breaking, the whole story was vivid and am looking forward to know about main story of it is prequel of. The pic down make me think of this story, you will know when you read the book, it's def must read!


It's Time to Change by Terah Edun, when I finished I didn't knew I finished the story lol. I'm intrigued to know what happens with Vedaris, will he be able to harness the magic and what will happen?Interesting story.

Dragon Play by Ted Cross, okay this is my another fav story. Freako I love it!! It was scary and releaving in the end. Felt realistic and was horrifying. Had me hold my breath the moment the door closed.

A Diversion in Time by Nina Croft, I liked this story, it was cool. Dragon tale with a mix of sci-fi, awesome!

The Book of Safkhet by Kim Wells. This is an unique story which made me wonder if something like that would may have happened. People or sorta coming from different planet or Venus to ours before any evolution on Earth was taken place and being a part it, really cool!! I liked it!!

Grey by Chris Pourteau, loved it. Story of friendship between a dragon and a girl, beautiful! And how dragons came into the world!And the pic below describes this story.


The Storymaster by Vincent Trigili, loved it. After finishing the story I felt peaceful. It was like my grandpa was narrating the story and I was listening and was swept into the story. And def on my tbr list silverleaf chronicles.

Judgement by Monica Enderle Pierce, I liked it and how all wrapped up. Sad about sheriff. Totally cool story of Dragons and Cowboys, a different mix but enjoyed it!

Wow all stories were enjoyable and transported me to world of Dragons which I didn't wanted to escape. To be in the book and live among them. I love dragons but haven't read many stories but this chronicles was cool with all the awesome Dragon stories wrapped together. It was fun to go through all this adventures. And this is the first time I'm reading an Anthology and it was a great read! Definitely a must read.
I got the book in exchange of an honest review.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Evanescent by Carlyle Labuschagne (Giveaway)


Title: Evanescent
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: A Broken Novel
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: 19th May 2015
ISBN: 9780992244637

Synopsis 

Her fall has just begun. Only his touch can save her from the shift that could destroy it all. Within my blood runs a thing our kind calls the Shadowing Disease. It shadows over, and bends everything to its will. When the first blood- shift came, it tore through flesh and blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart with its honeyed, seductive poison. It came with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and altering me forever. The shift has caused a rift within me. No one was safe when it entrapped me in its claws of foul lust. But I have the only antidote against the evil that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the spurs of sweet darkness that clung on for dear life. I knew what I had to do; the desperation pulled my mind with the deep determination of a hungry predator. By the time the revelation raised me from the dark dungeon of my bounds – it might have been too late.



Excerpt
My makers would say I was created for revenge. I say, I was born to prove them wrong. I defied the Council and its Keepers.  Fought back against the dark magic of our enemies, but I am afraid it had come at a cost.          Inflicted with the dark disease, I was lost in every possible way; and they were wrong – death does not bring you your true purpose. After death, I am more misplaced than ever, but only because I am immune to guidance. I relive my darkest moments over and over again, just to remind myself of who I am.
I am the destined one. The haltered. For me, there is no love and no release, only destruction; but I am on a path to be free of its burden. I do love and I will have it, absorb it and never, ever, let all its enchanting affections go. In order to be with love, there is only one path to lead me there; through this war. But nothing and no one knows what awaits on the other side, or what lies have been afflicted upon us about the after. Remorse is an infection I no longer want. I had made apocalyptic mistakes, and will probably keep on faltering forward. It has become my only direction in a reality where there is none. To him, there is no him, if there is no me. He is bound to me, and I hated it more than I will ever confess. His cross to bear is me, and to be that – to be this – is a curse I must fight.
When the first true blood-shift came, it tore through flesh and parted blood, threatening to bend me, break bone, shatter my mind and entrap my heart to become its will. It comes with vicious intent, moving my thoughts and touching me with a cutting effect from the inside. It has many ways of bleeding out, and when it releases, there is nothing I can do to stop it. No one is safe when it entraps me in its claws of foul lust. Corrupt, damnable, depraved, destructive, hideous, demonic; your kind would call it many things. I have a weapon against the profane that becomes me – his touch alone has the power to release the talons of a sweet darkness that clings on for dear life. It has one trigger – my guilt. I can change it if only I can take the leap, surrender myself utterly. I am ready with all of me, for all of him.
I know what I have to do, the desperation of it pulls my mind with the unfathomable determination of a ravenous predator. I let it sink in hard and true. I feel the swell of the fight fill me with a bitter sweetness, and with a glorious soothing pain that tears my mind from the disease which transforms me. My loss has become my fight as I watch it all wither away. But, I will never stop fighting. I am my own destiny; my destiny is to be with him. And the Truth-seekers of this prophecy will not take it lightly.
Everything else becomes Evanescent.
~ Ava.






Bonus Excerpt
The alien landscape before me is much like that of a desert I once saw in pictures located in my father’s secret collection of ‘Earth’ books. I could never have imagined something so barren. Despite the vastly strange moonscape, there is a beautiful glow from the stars above, drowning everything in a golden hue. It doesn’t look real; it looks as though I could just reach up, pluck the stars from the black glossy sky and capture the brilliance in the palm of my hand. The atmosphere is so thin, everything feels magnified. Dunes upon dunes of sand shimmer with such vividness it’s like staring at churning waves rising to their apex…readying themselves to crash upon the vacant shore. And as I walk, the shuffling sound of my gravity boots sifting through the silky grains of sand becomes rhythmic, echoing in the cosmic emptiness around me. At times it’s soothing, almost hypnotic, putting me in a trance-like state, making this journey a bit more bearable. Sometimes…I see things that aren’t there; shadows moving in the darkness. Figures emerging just beyond the next rise of the next dune. I draw my blade, yet as I get closer they simply float away on windless air. I get the feeling something dark is churning beneath the sand as I make my way deeper into the belly of this stark, foreign world.
       My gravity suit sticks to my skin as I move quickly, adding to my agitation. My throat is so dry it feels like it’s imploding, punishing me for the abuse I have inflicted on my body.
       If only she had listened, I had never expected to stay this long. We were only meant to scout here…not infiltrate. Unluckily my kind can’t die from hunger or thirst, our bodies find a way to adapt. And although  I’m sure that uniqueness comes at a cost, it is one I am not sure I can afford during the perils of this war.
Retrieving the others is my soul mission. And the thought of seeing her again is what keeps me pushing forward. But as her Guide in this prophecy, I can’t help but feel tormented by the bitter taste of failure. In a desolate place like this it’s hard not to feel alone, difficult to push back the negative notions. But thoughts of her lift my mood. It never bothered me that I was defying my destiny. I thought there would be a way to be with her and save her at the same time. I had thought love’s glory would give me wings, and for a moment we were flying together in the heat of the light. Perhaps I flew to close to the sun. Perhaps it had been too soon.
       …I have burnt our wings, and all I can see now is the fire that will destroy us all. 

About the Author: 
Carlyle is an South African award winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers.
Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.
“I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, it’s in the dark times that the light comes to life.”
Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event – SAIR bookfestival.
“To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists – it’s a crazy world out there you don’t have to go it alone!”

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