15 October, 2017

Will Survive a Djinn Short by Laura Catherine #Release Blitz

 

Title: Will Survive (Dijinn 2.5) 
Author: Laura Catherine 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: October 15, 2017 
Cover Designer: Berto Designs 






Will thought he had died when the warehouse collapsed. He thought he had brought the Blooder, Alec, down with him, but Will survived.
Taken captive to the mysterious Blooder city, where no Djinn has stepped foot since the failed treaty, Will will learn what happens to those who cross the Blood King.
Sentenced to be drained for his ability proves difficult when Alec can’t puncture Will’s skin. Alec will have to come up with more creative ways to torture Will.
Will might have survived once, but Alec promises to make him wish he hadn’t.


   

 

“Kyra does have a way with men, I will admit,” Alec said, glancing away as if remembering her. “I almost gave up everything for her myself, but then she chose you and there was no need. You must have a way with women, Willy, for her to come back to you even after all you did. I suppose that is what I love about Kyra myself; she has a kindness and a ferocity that speaks to me.”
Alec was clearly speaking about my Kyra; the way he described her was accurate and yet the judgements he made about those descriptions seemed tainted somehow, like we were talking about two different people.
“Maybe you should have reconsidered giving it all up,” I suggested. “Would have saved you disappointing your father.”
“Is this your way of connecting with me, Willy? Trying to dug up some compassion. Are you going to tell me how alike we are next? How we had similar childhoods?”
I shook my head. “Not in the slightest. My father loved me and I him.”
That was only half true. My father and I had a great relationship when I was younger, but after his affair with a Djinn, Violet Faith, my father lost my respect. Only in the last few weeks did I realise my father was just following his heart, as I was with Kyra.
Maybe I regretted not telling him I loved him before he was banished, but Alec didn’t need to know that.
“We had a pretty good relationship,” I said with a smile.
Alec breathed slowly through his nose. Clearly I’d hit a nerve. Alec didn’t seem to like the Blood King being his father, but from the sounds of things he was all Alec had ever known.
I couldn’t believe I almost felt sorry for him.
“Enough of this idle chit-chat. There is work to be done, Willy.” Alec picked up a scalpel and ran the blade over my forearm.
I couldn’t hold back the scream as Alec pressed it harder into my skin that just would not break.
“I’m going to have to get more creative, I know,” he said, twisting the blade. “But until I think of a brilliant idea, I’m just going to make you suffer because, one, I want to, and two, the screams of others make it easier to think.”
I involuntarily let out a grunt then bit the inside of my cheek to focus on something else, but it didn’t help. Though no injury occurred, the pain was all too real.
Still, I refused to turn on my ability. When I chose Kyra, I chose to love her and feel everything even the bad things. It was a promise not only to her, but also myself. I could never live up to my full potential if I was unable to experience everything the same way as everyone else.
I had been through so much before this. If everyone else in the world could live with pain then so could I.
I would survive this.


Laura Catherine was born in Melbourne, Australia and spent most of her childhood creating fantasy worlds and talking to her invisible pet cheetah who ran along powerlines.
Her imagination has carried her through childhood where her mother read stories about fantasy worlds at bedtime. Never one to face reality, Laura spent a lot of time turning boxes into ships and castles.
Laura self-published her first novel, Djinn (2013), a Paranormal Romance, and the second in the series, Blooders (2015). Laura is currently working on the next instalment in the Djinn series, Bloodjinn, as well as a few other novels including the first in a new YA series, The Guardians of Ivalice.




Retribution by Anne L. Parks #ReleaseBlitz




Title: Retribution (Silent Cove #2) 
Author: Anne L. Parks 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: October 15, 2017 


Not even death can calm a vengeful soul. Lansing Abbott wants to find the perfect place to spend her sabbatical from teaching history at a private university in Rhode Island. After reading about the ethereal guests that still inhabit the Silent Cove Bed & Breakfast, she packs her bags for Chistine, Maine. While exploring the grounds of the inn, she stumbles upon an unmarked grave, and uncovers a secret many residents want to remain buried.
The last thing Tucker Kingsley wants is to go to Chistine and handle his dead uncle’s estate. He knows next to nothing about his father’s only brother, and even less about the mysterious deaths that plague their family. Until a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with his great, great grandfather—who’s been dead for nearly a century. When Lansing offers to help Tucker clear out his uncle’s home, things begin to heat up between the couple. Little by little they begin to piece together a family secret—one that may end both of their lives. Can they survive the horrors that await them at Silent Cove? Silent Cove: Retribution is the second heart-stopping book in the Silent Cove trilogy, a paranormal romance, by Amazon Bestseller Anne L. Parks. Get your copy and join Lansing and Tucker as they enter a world of vengeful spirits, haunted estates, and one final chilling twist that will leave readers on the edge of their seat.


     



Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Anne L. Parks has spent the last 25 years moving all over the United States. Married to the Navy - well a Commander in the Navy - Parks has lived in various locales throughout the United States. She currently resides in the Washington D.C area, and is loving every minute. When not writing, she spends her time reading, doing yoga, mountain biking, and keeping track of four kids. And drinking wine. 2013 marked her debut in publishing. Her first novel, Strangers, released on her 45th birthday. She was amazed at the number of people who fell in love with a story about two people dealing with grief, and finding love again. Abby and Bryce were the perfect couple to introduce Parks as an up-and-coming author. Her second novel, The Return, released in December 2013. A wonderful Christmas romance, it is the first book in the Return To Me series. Book two, Return To Newport, released April 29th, and followed the couple through the murky waters of saying good-bye to a past that refused to let go. Lauren's Return, the third book in the series, released on August 19th. This chronicles the challenges of bringing together a family amidst tragedy and death, and still holding firmly to the love they have fought so hard to keep alive. The fourth book, Returning Home, shifts the focus away from Jake and Eve, and delves into the life Eve's eldest daughter. Clarissa has a secret she has guarded for most of her life. Fearing it will be revealed, she refuses to allow love into her heart - until she meets Griff. December 2014 brought the close of this series, with the release of RSVP: A Return To Me Christmas novella. The wedding of the year is threatened by Mother Nature, forcing the couple to re-evaluate whether "happily ever after" is really attainable. Stepping out of her comfort zone, Parks delved into the paranormal with a group of highly talented authors. The result? An unexpected fantasy of four sisters fighting to save the earth - and each other - from their deranged mother. Elementals, A Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Anthology, released on May 15th. Summer brought more collaboration with the release of a Fourth of July themed short story, FlyBoy, that was included in the Sparks Fly boxed set. Of Demons & Stones, the first book in the Tri-Stone Trilogy, also released in July 2015. Book two will release July 2016, and will pick up where Kylie and Alex left off, and is sure to take readers on a rollercoaster ride of suspense. 


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13 October, 2017

The Thought Bubble Never Pops #MFRWauthor



Hello, again.

Sorry about missing last week's challenge (Favorite Novel Quotes) AND not being able to read or comment on the posts from the week before!

I don't know what happened, but not only couldn't I open the MFRW Author Blog page to find the links, the links refused to appear on my blog, so I had no way of joining the hop and was very upset.

Last week's challenge was not something I would have been able to participate in since I'm not one to quote anything... because I can't remember what "I" said ten minutes ago, much less what I read ten years or months or hours ago.

MY total recall is along the photographic line; not the literary.

My son can watch a movie ONCE and then verbatim quote it for years after, leaving his mother in awe of such a skillful talent!

And here's me, trying to remember the movie title and who starred.

What I recall most from both books and movies that I truly enjoyed is the setting that evolved in my head; the experience I shared with the two leads at some climactic moment in the story, and why I loved the story as much as I did.

I can possibly explain that to someone, but probably not as coherently or even correctly as others, but the feeling I got from the experience remains the same, so that's a plus for me but not good enough to make the grade for last week's challenge.

ANYWAY

This is week 41 now, and the challenge put before us this time is: My Blogging Inspiration




When I was new to Blogs, there wasn't enough time in a day for me to write all the things I was inspired to write about in a Blog Post.

Music, Childhood Memories, My Day, My Job, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to...

Blogging had opened up a new world of opportunity for me as a shy, introverted WRITER who had never even assumed to let anyone else read her work, much less contemplate the idea of sending it to a Publisher.

Talking about life, though... that was no big deal, and the semi-anonymity that came with blogging was a huge bonus (and inspiration).

I took pictures, linked YouTube music videos, and shared my interests in things like gardening, writing, photography. and shopping.

THEN I started working as an Educator... for my church (at that time)... and everything changed.

The anonymity part became almost an obsession with me.

I deleted that Personal Diary of sorts, created a new email account under a pseudonym, and was very careful about what I posted (especially the pictures).

But, in retrospect, I realized this was good in a way, because the writing bug had already hit hard, so it INSPIRED me to just write instead.

Like... my true love of writing kind of writing, which was and still is Romance Novels.

I spent more time on stories than I did on Blog Posts.

BUT, another love cropped up around the same time, and that was Asian Dramas.

Under another assumed name, I created a second Blog dedicated to my love of Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese dramas and movies and started reviewing what I'd watched, the actors I enjoyed most, and later... the things about those shows that started to get under my skin.

That Asian Drama Queen blog went on for years, and I was up to 41 followers at one point, too.

Then my internet provider did something really horrid because I canceled the television portion of their 'package' and left me with the most God-awful, 180p-type service imaginable.

Unable to view anymore Asian Dramas online as a result, I had nothing to discuss on that blog :(

So, I went back to taking pictures during my infrequent jaunts around the state and continued to write Romance.

I would insert the odd image in a Page on my assumed-name Author Website but mainly post them on my Author Facebook page instead.

And, with writing Romance, there is the reading aspect that comes into play regarding my Blogging Inspiration.

If I really enjoyed a book I'd just read, or am baffled about the author of a book I didn't enjoy but who is being praised as the next Oscar Wilde, then I will post my opinion about the oddities I find with Amazon Reviewers.

Mainly, though, I am inspired to post Book Reviews.


Now I'm at a point in this strange career of mine where I want to branch out and do a YouTube vLog that supplements my Blog Page.

BUT!

As a contracted substitute teacher, I still find it impossible to reveal myself to the public while also still being terrified of doing it simply because the introvert in me keeps shouting "No! Are you crazy? Jeez, get a grip!"

So, I am goofing around with the odd video upload that doesn't show me at all but instead a video game I'm playing, or my gerbil romping around in his cage, or me opening a package of Pokemon cards, and the latest one I'm working on is of me painting an owl on canvas.

LOL

I voice-over to be safe, to keep my job, to remain anonymous, and to stay sane.

Talking, however, isn't quite the same thing as writing, is it?

How disingenuous is it NOT to be able to verbally convey anything you are relatively capable of discussing in detail through writing?

I hope it isn't a 'thing' because if it is, then no one will ever give any of my novels a chance!

Personally, I like the idea of Highlighting or Showcasing other authors on my Blog.

I would like to believe it is helpful to them, but I also know that without a strong following of my own, why would anyone want to come over here and talk about their work when there isn't anyone here to read (or listen)?

IF I was popular and everyone liked me, that is probably what I would spend a majority of my Blogging effort on, though.

Since no one likes me (lol - that's a LOL, Ed!) then I am a bit more free to post whatever type of content I choose, and if the occasional rant strikes about some current social topic, I might just go ahead and post my five-minute soapbox rage there.

At the moment, I am as heavily into my latest WIP as I am juggling my Sub Teaching assignments around my narrow window of video-making opportunity time.

So, my Blog posts are a bit more rare now, but mainly consist of Book Reviews (if I deem it worthy), a progress report on my Romance Novel WIP, and these Friday Challenge posts.

Trying to recall the last time I was truly INSPIRED to write, though, is also a challenge.

It's been a while, folks.

I think what's happened is that my focus has shifted from Blogging to Vlogging.

The videos will include the same type of content, and once I get the EDITING q & a out of the way (boy, don't THAT sound familiar to us writers, eh?) then perhaps my mind will be more inclined to create a better, more fulfilling routine for both.

And, I've discovered a few things about making videos that puts DOING into a whole 'nother playing field, believe me.

You need money to vlog and right now that isn't a thing, so my videos are embarrassingly naive and simple but FUN to make!

I'm thinking about decorating some face masks you can buy at Michael's and maybe wear those in my videos...

Or not!

(That inner introvert voice just made my ears ring with a very loud NO!)


So, to wrap this up, my Blogging Inspiration centers around four main interests:

Writing Romance

Book Reviews

Asian Dramas

Photography






Thank you for stopping by and reading my submission!

Please scroll down to the LinkyLink tool and click on the next in line to discover what is their Blogging Inspiration.





12 October, 2017

Enthrall Climax by Vanessa Fewings #CoverReveal #giveaway






Title: Enthrall Climax
Author: Vanessa Fewings 
Genre: Erotic Romance 
Release Date: February 5, 2018 
Cover Designer: Drue Hoffman at Buoni Amici Press 
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. 








 The unforgettable romance of Mia and Cameron is hotter than ever.    

Mia Lauren is set to become the wife of powerful billionaire Cameron Cole. A lifetime of realized dreams and fulfilled desires lay ahead...but their entire world is about to come crashing down.
An intimate betrayal fractures Cameron’s empire, springing forth new threats from every direction. Everything is at risk. Everyone is in danger. Before Mia and Cameron can relish the rewards of the journey, they must survive its climax.

ENTHRALL CLIMAX is the next novel of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS, the bestselling erotic romance series by Vanessa Fewings.









Vanessa Fewings is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.

THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books followed by THE GAME. The third book in the series THE PRIZE will be released in June 2018.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.

For more info on Vanessa:  VanessaFewings.com