Monday, October 16, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them" by Debra Goelz

Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them
by Debra Goelz
Published by:
Hachette Audiobooks
Publication date: October 17th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Waverly Fishwater believes that people who act suspicious are asking for her to spy on them. When she eavesdrops on one of her dad’s clandestine meetings, she learns that mermaids are being abducted. Fearing no one else will save them, Waverly swaps her tail for legs and heads to the site of the disappearances, but it doesn’t go as planned. After exposing mermaidkind to humanity, Waverly has to come to terms with leaving the home, friends, and school she loves. For her safety, she must go to a remote boarding school on the California coast. 
Waverly discovers her new classmates are from a multitude of supernatural species, including werewolves, fairies, and minor Greek gods. But the bigger problem might be all the mermaid-blood loving vampires, and the fact that the most infuriating one has taken an interest in her already. 
She must navigate this weird new world where her class schedule includes time-traveling history, fairy dance, interspecies biology, and sand-sculpting vain gods with rock-hard abs. The biggest letdown is that she still has to take algebra, even though polynomials are not her friends. 
Just when she’s starting to fit in, she begins to unravel a dark plot that could destroy the bayside school and the oceans beyond. As she gets close to solving the mystery, the mernapper takes hold of her mind and hides the clues that will piece it together. Waverly is left with the knowledge of one thing: she’s next. 
If Waverly is to expose the scheme and take out the mastermind, she’s going to have to rely on the most dubious kind of help - reckless gods, single-minded werewolves, and virtuous fairies. To avoid a supernatural catastrophe, Waverly must rally this eccentric band of heroes, learning to rely on the help of others in order to stay afloat.
Listen to an audio sample here!

Author Bio:
Debra Goelz is a refugee from Hollywood where she served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in "Muppet Treasure Island." After garnering over 9 million on-line reads, her award-winning YA fantasy, "Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them," will be published by Hachette audio on October 17, 2017. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County with her husband. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York. 
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Friday, October 13, 2017

COVER REVEAL for "Risking It (Stolen Moments, #2)" by Angela Quarles


Risking It (Stolen Moments, #2)
by Angela Quarles
Cover Design: Sara Eirew
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Steven Dehler
Release Date: November 2, 2017

Synopsis:

500-mile road trip! Mission? Get over the guy you kinda-sorta hooked up with. Problem? He's your new road-trip companion.

To Play…

So, yeah. Here’s me heading out on this stupid soul-searching road trip to get over The Turd, and here he is leaning against my car, all easy charm, batting his ridiculously long eyelashes, and asking for a ride. Explaining why he can't come along would be admitting my struggle to purge him from my thoughts. The universe is laughing at me. I can't fall for a short-term playboy. But tell that to my body, which up and goes hey there as soon as his pheromones get within sniffing distance.

Or Not to Play…

My reputation as a player isn’t just smoke and mirrors. I play the field. Constantly. No strings sex? Perfect. But ever since a certain shy book nerd slipped under my skin, I haven't wanted anyone but her. The kicker? She blew me off the next morning. Now that I'm stranded and she's my only ride, maybe I can find out why our awesome night together turned into her ghosting me.

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About the Author:

Angela is a USA Today bestselling author. Her debut novel MUST LOVE BREECHES swept many unpublished romance contests, including the Grand Prize winner of Windy City's Four Seasons contest in 2012. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history, and has been a hobby historian for twenty+ years. She decided to take her love of history and her active imagination and write stories of love and adventure for others to enjoy. When writing, she's either at her desk in the finished attic of an historic home in beautiful and quirky Mobile, AL, or at her fave spot at the local Starbucks. When she isn't writing, she's either working at the local indie bookstore or enjoying the usual stuff like gardening, reading, hanging out, eating, drinking, chasing squirrels out of the walls, and creating the occasional knitted scarf.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

COVER REVEAL for "New World (Iamos trilogy, #2)" by Lyssa Chiavari

Today I'm helping reveal the cover for New World
Book Two of the Iamos Trilogy by Lyssa Chiavari! 
The cover was designed by Najla Qamber Designs
and features custom photos by Mosaic Stock Photography
The book releases in early 2018 from Snowy Wings Publishing. 
Check out the cover and learn more about the book below!


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Title: New World (the Iamos trilogy, #3)
Author: Lyssa Chiavari
Release date: Early 2018
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
MARS, 2075 C.E.
Isaak has returned from Iamos, but life hasn't exactly gone back to normal. In what felt like a month to him, two years passed in the world he left behind — and now that he's home, he's not sure if he knows what home is anymore. Mars has become a world of riots and police states, with GSAF doing everything in their power to clamp down on the burgeoning rebellion started by Isaak's once-best friend, Henry Sandhu. It doesn't take long before he realizes that maybe coming back to Mars wasn't such a good idea. But unless they can find a way to get to the time postern — currently guarded by heavily-armed GSAF agents — Isaak is stuck in the future... and so is Nadin.

Nadin thought that the future would hold her answers, but everything changed the moment they passed through the door. All she wants now is to return to Iamos and make sure that her partner, Ceilos, is safe. But once her identity as a native Martian gets out, she finds herself caught in a political struggle she doesn't understand, with both factions trying to win her over to their side. And when GSAF learns that Nadin holds the key to deciphering the mysterious System, they'll stop at nothing to keep her on Mars — permanently.

Monday, October 9, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "The Nameless Land" by Lazlo Rappaport

The Nameless Land
by Lazlo Rappaport
Genres: Adult, Mythology

Desperate to free herself of the dream fox residing in her womb, Anastasia travels off to the shores of the Red Sea and strikes a deal with Lilith: If Anastasia will fashion three mirrors for the primordial witch, so the sorceress will exorcise the evil spirit. 
A poetic parable of the modern woman, the riddle of love, and the question of meaning in a seemingly-godless world.


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 and you may win a free copy!


EXCERPT:
Anastasia turned upon her side, and soon she lost herself in a dream—a memory of the night journey to Arkhangelsk, a memory of that very moment the engineer applied the brake.
Once the train had stopped altogether, the young Anastasia suddenly felt the absence of any soothing vibrations. In addition, she intuited a most ineffable presence standing outside the cabin door. When she opened it just a crack, she found herself face to face with a bald-headed girl dressed in a snug fur coat boasting a silvery diadem-spider brooch pinned to the lapel. “Are you a daughter of Lilith?”
“A daughter of Lilith? No, I’m a ghost. My name’s Svetlana.” As the bald-headed girl spoke, the silvery brooch turned the color of corroded high-tin bronze.
Anastasia glanced over at Mother where she lay snoring very softly in her bed and then turned back. “What do you want?”
The ghost girl did not answer. Her delicate bare feet perfectly silent against the floorboards, she walked off down the passageway.
“Come back here!”
“No, you follow me!” Swiftly the ghost girl continued to the end of the sleeping car, vanishing through the door.
With trembling heart, Anastasia continued down one car after another until she reached the caboose where she joined the ghost girl outside upon the landing.
What a fine Arctic summer. The midnight sun bathed the tundra in a soft-orange haze, and the wildflowers emitted a sweet scent not unlike that of freshly-baked Belorussian honey cake.
The ghost girl reached into her coat pocket, removed a little wooden flute, and performed the tune to Mussorgsky’s “Hebrew Song.” Afterward she turned to Anastasia and poked her right arm with the foot end. “Do you know why the train stops here? If you were to ask the conductor, he’d tell you that we stop here so that we don’t collide with one of the trains out of Finland. But that’s not so. In truth the train stops here only because the Arctic fox compels the train to stop here, for this would be the place where the Arctic fox prefers to climb aboard and prey upon some hapless little girl. Just like he preyed upon me last summer.”
Anastasia pointed at the railway tracks. “Look around!” she blurted out. “There’s no Arctic fox anywhere! You’re a daughter of Lilith, that’s what you are! You’ve come to deceive me and—”
“No, he’s here. It’s just that he’s rendered himself invisible.” The train lurched forward, and the ghost girl smiled. “You’re lucky. But I doubt that you should be lucky a second time, so whatever you do, you should not come back this way.”
“But we must come back this way. Back at the House of FabergĂ©, the bookkeeper and everyone else, they’re waiting for Mama to bring them a box of volcanic glass.”
The train’s steam trumpet bellowed out its deafening wail, and back in Sinai, Anastasia awoke to find that the fire had almost died out.
She sat up some and thought of the dream, the heretofore repressed memory. How could I forget all that? She thought of her childhood in Russia and sought to recall the precise moment when the invisible fox spirit would have slipped inside her womb.



Author Bio: 
Lazlo Rappaport is the pseudonym of a very reclusive author from Ohio. He wrote the original draft of The Nameless Land while night-clerking at a series of Palestinian youth hostels in the Old City of Jerusalem, 1996-1999. Under his proper birth name, he holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

BOOK REVIEW for "Tell Me" by Abigail Strom

****(4) out of 5 stars!

SYNOPSIS:


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REVIEW:

This is the first book by Abigail Strom that I have read, but it will not be the last!  I have been luck to read a number of good books of late, and I have to count this story among them. 

I was enthralled by the two complex and nuanced main players, Jane and Caleb, especially the way that their relationship evolved over time, both in the narrative and prior to those events.  Most of the peripheral characters were also fairly three-dimensional, particularly in consideration of the small parts they played.  My favorite of them was probably Hunter, Caleb’s older brother, who in his one scene dispensed some very important advice:

“Caleb.  You’re not Dad, and in spite of the dick move you pulled today, you’re not Mom, either.  Your life worked find when you weren’t in love, but now you are.  So you’re going to have to make some adjustments.”

There were a few instances that you could just see coming as the narrative played out, but the tale took several turns that I was not expecting.  It definitely kept my attention throughout and wanting to find out what happened next.

There were a few things about the tale that were just hard to come to terms with.  Jane’s entire reaction to the tragedy they face seems rather stilted, and just not quite in line with her other activities.  I also found her expectations of Caleb a bit excessive, given how well she knew him; and also his eventual about-face to be a bit sudden.  Otherwise, though, it was a darling tale of love and acceptance. 

Although the main defining event of the book is definitely sad and depressing, the book was nonetheless well worth the read, with a very satisfying ending on many fronts.  There were a lot of quick-witted verbal interactions between the characters, enough plot to actually make it interesting, some hurdles to overcome but not enough to make it hopeless, a lovely romance, and the couple of love scenes included were definitely hot.  Certainly a fun and enjoyable book that I highly recommend.
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I received a free eBook copy of this novel from NetGalley,
 and have willingly provided an honest review.  

Saturday, October 7, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "Ruin of the Gods (The Elysium Legacies, #3)" by Erin Hayes

Ruin of the Gods
(The Elysium Legacies, #3)
by Erin Hayes
Publication date: October 8th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Hell hath no Fury.

Because she’s taking a vacation. 
Officer Tessa Forney is a brilliant cop with a fiery temper and a predilection for toeing the line of the law. She’s good at her job too, much to the chagrin of her by-the-book partner Raph. She just always seems to be at the right place at the right time. 
What Raph doesn’t know is that Tessa is actually Tisiphone, one of the Furies of ancient Greek mythology. After breaking up with her boyfriend of five-thousand-years because he cheated on her—bastard—Tisiphone is determined to take her anger out on the bad guys during her extended mortal vacation. 
But when too many gods and goddesses suddenly decide to take time off, the balance of nature is thrown into disarray. And the consequences are far bigger than Tisiphone could have ever anticipated. 
These gods aren’t going on vacation—they’re being kidnapped. And she will have to find them before it’s too late.

EXCERPT:
I manage to make my way over to Vidal’s still form as his chest rises and falls with labored breaths. Blood soaks through his shirt, coating him from the wound, and a puddle of blood grows beneath him.
As I pull up to him, I realize that he’s still conscious. His eyes roam over me, taking in my green reptilian skin, before he blinks painfully.
“F…orney?” he grunts. “What…the fuck…was that?”
And he blissfully passes out. I have the presence of mind to camouflage myself enough to appear human again as I hold him to me and teleport directly to the hospital. I whirl on the first bewildered person I see as I shout, “Someone help me! Officer down!”

Author Bio:
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars. 
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BOOK BLITZ for "Caught Beast Mate (Beast Mates, #4)" by Milana Jacks

Caught Beast Mate
(Beast Mates, #4)
by Milana Jacks
Publication date: October 7th, 2017
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Her protector, her nemesis. His once-in-a-lifetime second chance. 
Kidnapped and taken from her home, Sienna is stuck in a beast community without the resources to find her way back. But she’s a survivor. Just like the wounded, bone-thin beast she finds in the desert. 
Torrent was warned never to steal a human woman — especially if she’s his pair. He didn’t listen. Captured, beaten, starved by Men of Earth, he’s as near death as he can get without tipping into the void. 
When her familiar scent brings him back to consciousness, recognition slams his gut. But there’s no answering light in her blue eyes. It’s just as well. If she remembered him, she’d know to run from the beast who once took her. 
Although the spark of attraction burns bright between them, there’s danger in the heat. Because even if his crippled body had something to offer her, the forces arrayed against them are determined to snuff out their love before it catches flame.
Book 0 – Virgin Beast Mate – is free on Amazon!

Excerpt:

“Ah. But werewolves don’t exist.”
“Neither did aliens until you came here.”
“True.”
“It’s the teeth,” she said. “And your jaw. It’s large and hard, and when you open your mouth, all your teeth show. I don’t want to feed you, you know, put my hand inside the jaws.”
“Well, I’m not gonna bite your hand.”
“I don’t know that. The one I remember bit my dad.”
Here goes. “You want to tell me about it?”
“Sure. A beast went after me and Dad. Dad fought him. Before the beast snatched me, Daddy got him in the chest.” She pointed at my scar.
I lifted her hand with mine, picked up the fork, and put it in my mouth. “Go on. Tell me what happened.”
Sienna fed me another few bites. I put my hand over her knee. She paused but didn’t reject my touch.
“We rode to Beast City. He was losing a lot of blood, couldn’t ride his bike. So he parked in the middle of the desert. Then he fell off the bike. I called his people on their emergency channel and told them our location.”
That did not happen. She made it up. “How did you know to call them?”
“Oh, you know, I pressed buttons on his bike until a beast answered my Mayday call.”
“And then what happened?” I squeezed her knee when she put more food in my mouth. I dreaded finishing my meal and searched the tray for dessert or something else she could feed me.
“I told them where we were so they knew to come get their guy.”
“He snatched you and killed your Dad, but you found it in your heart to save his life.”
“I’m not a monster. I couldn’t leave him there.”
She’d robbed me and left me to die. “How did you know where you landed?”
“A compass on the bike’s dashboard.”
“True.”
“The beast died shortly after. Before the help arrived.”
“Penance,” I said. “For taking you.”
“I’m surprised you agree.”
Sienna put the tray away, then stood there for a second. “You’re not as bad as him,” she said.
“Not at all.” I am worse.
“In a few hours, I’ll return with lunch and breakfast. Three meals a day.” It was already after eight at night. I chuckled.
She winked at me and opened the door.
“Thank you,” Zarik said from the hallway. He and the guard walked inside carrying water buckets. They dropped the buckets and pulled the tub to the middle of the room, then poured the water inside the tub. The guard left immediately while Zarik stayed. “For his bath,” he told Sienna.
“He needs one. Can you help him inside? Then we can be off.”
Wait, what? We? There was no “we” with Zarik and Sienna, and there never would be. And I was certain I’d have to kill this male when he brushed his knuckles over her shoulder. The only thing that saved his hand was Sienna. She recoiled from his touch. Damn straight! I sat up and scooted to the edge of the bed. “Thank you, Zarik. That will be all.”
He snorted.
“Got something to say?” I cracked my neck.
His gaze drifted to my stump. I was the weaker of the two of us, but I outranked him and Sienna was mine. Mine! I growled a warning.
“Okay, then,” Sienna said and pushed Zarik out the door. She slammed it shut, folded her arms on her chest, and glared at me.
“What?” I barked.
“What’s your problem?”
“Oh, I can’t even count them all.”
“Try.”
I narrowed my eyes. “You care for me and me only.”
“I care for whomever Hasel asks me to care for, and when you leave, this beast will stay. Such is my shit life until I can leave too.”
“Where are you going?”
“Nowhere. Remember my dad?”
“Mm-hm.”
“He’s alive, and he’s gonna find me. When he finds me, I’m going home.” She flung open the door. “Bye!”
“Wait,” I said. “Do you remember his name?”
“Whose?”
“The beast from the lake?” Shit! Too late. She’d never mentioned a lake.
“Priest. They call him Priest.”



Author Bio:
Milana grew up with tales of water fairies that seduced men, vampires that seduced women, and Babaroga who’d come to take her away if she didn’t eat her bean soup. She writes devious dystopian adult romance often about extraterrestrials and fantasy creatures roaming the Earth where she resides with her mate and their three little monsters. 

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Friday, October 6, 2017

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Nicole Conway for "Savage (Dragonrider Legacy, #1)"


Savage (Dragonrider Legacy, #1)
by Nicole Conway
Publication Date:  September 26, 2017
Publisher:  Month9Books

"Savage" begins the "Dragonrider Legacy" series, a thrilling companion to the international bestselling "Dragonrider Chronicles."

Never send a hero to do a monster’s job.

Forty years have passed since Jaevid Broadfeather brought peace to Maldobar and Luntharda. But that fragile truce will be tested as darkness gathers on the horizon. The vicious armies of the Tibran Empire have crossed the far seas and are threatening to destroy Maldobar completely. Not even the dragonriders can match the Tibran war machines. And after an attempt to awaken Jaevid from his divine sleep fails, the fate of Maldobar is looking grim.

Reigh has never known what it means to be a normal human. Raised amongst the gray elves in the wild jungle of Luntharda, he’s tried everything to fit in. But the dark power within him is bursting at the seams — refusing to be silenced. And while his adoptive father, Kiran, insists this power must be kept secret, Reigh knows he’s running out of time.

As Maldobar burns, the world is desperate for a new hero. Destiny has called, and one boy will rise to answer.

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~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Nicole Conway~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline? 

I think what motivated me the most was the desire to write the next portion of Jaevid’s story. The Dragonrider Chronicles is just the beginning. It’s his origins. But in this series we will see him truly come into his own. So my inspiration was my desire to complete his story and also introduce his opposite in our new hero, Reigh.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

The theme of family is one I really dig into with this book. What does it mean to be “family?” Is it something we get to choose? And more importantly, how does it define us? These are the kinds of question our new hero, Reigh, is going to be faced with. He is a human being raised in the kingdom of the elves. That is the only life he’s known, and yet he doesn’t feel like he is a part of that family – or rather, that he doesn’t deserve to be a part of it. I guess we will have to see what answers he finds along his journey! 

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

Yes and no. I prefer to borrow little aspects of some people, habits or specific characteristics, rather than trying to render an entire person into a character. Are there aspects of these characters that come from people in my life? Oooooh yes.

Probably my favourite is Princess Jenna Farrow because she is the first and ONLY character I have ever dared to put bits of myself into. Usually, I intentionally avoid that. I guess, like Jenna, I hate facing my reflection. But in her case, I decided to make this one exception. She’s a warrior at heart, brave, fiercely loyal, but also battling her own internal demons of self-doubt, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy. She has a hard time looking at herself in the mirror because all she can see is what she isn’t. She is withdrawn and uncertain around other women because she lacks the social confidence that seems to come so effortlessly to others. But put a sword in her hand and an enemy in her path, and she becomes a formidable force.
               
4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

A lot of people have influenced me along the way in many different ways. My mother is the reason I love telling stories. I was homeschooled and my mother made it a point to read to me every single day. She opened up the world for me through books and stories. It put a fire in my gut to create worlds of my own—a fire that has yet to die. I don’t think it ever will.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why? 

Awesome question!!! And super hard to pick. Hmmm….

I guess it would be a night of the Mario Kart. I’d play with Leo Valdez (Percy Jackson), Zeph Clemmont (Mad Magic), and Drizzt Do’Urden (The Dark Elf Trilogy). We’d have pizza and hot wings. I’d probably make a pan of brownies. Basically just keep it simple and have a good time! 


 Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog. 

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Giveaway Details:
Kindle Fire + Drawing Dragons book + signed art from the author 

And check out the Blog Tour Schedule for "Savage" at Chapter by Chapter!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

BOOK BLITZ for "Fallen Halos" by Erin Hayes & Rebecca Hamilton

Fallen Halos 
by Erin Hayes & Rebecca Hamilton
Publication date: October 3rd, 2017

Haunted. Cursed. Helpless. Life is dangerous this close to the Door to Hell.
Half insane after the death of his wife and daughter, Rahym runs a lodge near the Door to Hell. With a sector curse that causes anyone to collapse into Hibernation after four hours of exertion, a stay at the lodge is the only way for people to cross the Karakum Desert without falling victim to fire or demonlings. 
Then Nakir, an old friend and the angel leading the rebel group known as Halos, appears with a plan to break the curse. He’s brought Rahym’s childhood love Jennet whose special witch powers may be to be the tipping point the resistance needs to win. 
But first, they’ll have to brave Hell itself. 
They just need Rahym to show them the way. He’ll have to decide if he’s willing to risk his life for a cause he once believed in. Or if there’s even enough left of the world worth saving.

Excerpt:

“Rahym? Rahym Tezel? Is that you?”
I still, recognizing the voice. A million and one memories seem to physically hit me, sucking the air out of my lungs.
“Yes, it’s me,” I say warily. “Who are you?”
Please don’t let it be him. Please don’t… both my subconscious and I chant.
I really don’t want to deal with that asshole right now. Or ever again, for that matter.
I get my answer. One of the hooded riders dismounts, landing in the sand. He lifts the hood back and looks at me, his emerald green eyes glowing with unearthly power. The sharp planes of his face are exaggerated by the light from the Door as he gives me a lopsided smile.
Goddammit.
“Nakir,” I say, with a false sense of bravado, and I wish I were seeing him under different circumstances. “What are you doing here?”
The smile grows, as a second rider swings a leg over the side of their horse. The rider strides up next to the asshole that I blame for the shattered remains of my life. This much closer, I can see that it’s a woman, although she doesn’t lift her hood, so I can’t see her face.
“We’re on the road, Rahym,” Nakir says, drawing my attention back to him. “And we need your help.”
My help?” I ask.
He nods.
“I’m flattered, but I don’t do that anymore. People tend to die around you.”
To my surprise, the woman next to Nakir chuckles mirthlessly. She may be crazier than I am. Not a good sign.
Nakir smirks. “Dying. Right. That’s exactly why we need you, Rahym.”
“Why?”
Nakir exchanges a glance with the woman. She pulls back her hood, and from the depths of my memory, I recall her.
Shit.
Well, this night has taken an unexpected turn.
“Jennet,” I say, calling out her name. It’s been years, and the last time I saw her, we were teenagers, but the curve of her lips tells me that I identified her correctly. A new sort of horror overtakes me; what is Jennet doing with Nakir?
“Hello, Rahym,” she says in a clear voice. “We’re going to lift the curse. And we need you to lead us through the Door to Hell.”


Author Bio:
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton lives in Georgia with her husband and four kids, all of whom inspire her writing. Somewhere in between using magic to disappear booboos and sorcery to heal emotional wounds, she takes to her fictional worlds to see what perilous situations her characters will find themselves in next. Represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA, Rebecca has been published internationally, in three languages. 
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COVER REVEAL for "The Cowboy's Make Believe Bride (Wyoming Matchmaker, #2)" by Kristi Rose

The Cowboy’s Make Believe Bride 
(Wyoming Matchmaker, #2)
by Kristi Rose
Publication date: October 24th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Searching for a new future… 
Fortune “Fort” Besingame left ranch life years ago, joining the Navy to escape the shame of his father’s gambling addiction and the enormity of his losing the ranch on a bet. Now Fort has returned to Wyoming, to his mother’s ranch in hopes to start a new life. A former Military Police, he wants to run for Sheriff… but convincing the townsfolk Fort intends to put down roots in the small community is going to take more than words. He needs a bride. 
Running from the past… 
Cori Walters realizes she will never become the photographer she dreams of being in the town where her father’s – former mayor turned cattle rustler – legacy taints everything she attempts to accomplish. When her friend offers her a temporary job posing as a fiancĂ©, Cori decides going to Wyoming might be just the new start she needs. Until she realizes her pretend groom-to-be is someone she knows from high school… And hates her. 
Somehow Fort and Cori have to put aside their family differences long enough to get Fort elected. 
If they don’t kill each other – or fall in love.

Author Bio:
Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. Today, she's a wife and a mother. She's been lucky enough to travel the world and has lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a German Alp, and eloped in Arkansas. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wonders about their story. That's what Kristi writes about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey. 
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