Cover Reveal for Vampiracy: Crimson Savior by Isabella Tredway

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Vampiracy: Crimson Savior

Hell’s Guardian Chronicles
Book One

Isabella Tredway

Synopsis: Zyra Falls is a Hunter, for the L.P.V.O.”Lilith Prodigy Vampire Organization,” one of a group of vampires who’s true objective is to capture and turn over dangerous vampires known only as “Mystics or Arcain users” to the mysterious Labyrinth. For now Zyra must attend the Ivashka Vampire Academy and protect the Lugat from the evil Varacolaci who threaten to exterminate them. But Zyra is haunted in visions to rescue a vampire who is captured by the evil Queen Velika. How will Zyra save this mysterious girl? And will she survive to complete her training and become a true Hunter?

Links: https://www.facebook.com/isabellatredwayauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsabellaTredway

Facebook Vampiracy Series Page: https://www.facebook.com/vampiracy

Book Trailer: https://animoto.com/play/uOBRUjdV6TNCtu4Y165ZsQ

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Bio: Isabella Tredway is the author of NA/YA urban fantasy novels for teens. Born and raised in Colorado, she works on her two series full-time. A Gemini who became inspired to become a writer after reading novels by: Holly Black: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, S.D. Perry: Resident Evil Series, and Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy and Bloodlines Series. A life-long reader, Isabella has always had a fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal, as well as folklore.
She enjoys watching creepy ghost shows and is obsessed with Anime. She attended college but due to her learning disabilities, she failed English and Math so she dropped out and started working on her Manga comic book and writing Anime stories.

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Cover Reveal: Unexpecting by Cynthia St. Aubin

Title: Unexpecting
Author: Cynthia St. Aubin
Series:  Book 7 – The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt
Paranormal Psychologist
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19th, 2014
 
When who’s your daddy is a multiple choice question…
Paranormal Psychologist Matilda Schmidt is one client away from fa-la-la-la-losing it. Holiday cheer is in the air, gun-toting fruitcakes are in her office, and she’s spinning through mood swings fast enough to make her toss her cookies–even without the morning sickness.
When Ol’ Kris Kringle goes AWOL after a nervous breakdown, his disgruntled elf is convinced that only Matilda can get him back on his sleigh in time to keep humans from tearing each other apart quicker than couponeers at a Black Friday sale.
But their efforts hit the skids when the men in Matilda’s life show up and demand to know which of them is responsible for the bun in her oven: the hot hit man who’s likely to stuff her stocking with ammunition, or the delicious demigod who’s made Santa’s naughty list a couple centuries running.
I like gravy.
 This has nothing to do with the rest of my bio, but I thought you ought to know.
About the writing thing…
I wrote my first play when I was six and made my brothers perform it for my parents. I charged gum wrappers for admission (a steal, in my opinion, considering I had handed out the gum wrappers ahead of time). While I seriously doubt you’ll be seeing any of my formative work on Broadway anytime soon, I can credit these early experiments with the first of many important lessons I learned about writing: no matter how brilliant your manuscript is, some kid can go streaking butt-ass nekkid across the living room, and totally undermine your vision.
Everyone watches the naked kid because running across the living room with your cheeks flapping in the breeze is friggin’ hilarious.
Cue the lightbulb moment. People like funny stuff!
I never quite gave up on the writing thing, even as I tried my hand at being a dusty academic turned Executive Assistant (they paid me to nag! How cool is that?), but in those quiet moments when expense reports had been filed and to-do items checked off, the funny people in my head kept talking to me.
Yes, I know they have medication for that. It’s called vodka.
Since they discourage drinking at work, I started writing instead. What came out was an amalgamation (vocabulary!) of all the things I love: funny stuff, art, psychology, food, people, and paranormal critters!
Et voila! The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist were born.
When I’m not sitting in my office watching cat videos and pretending to write, I like cooking, knitting (badly), and reading anything that makes me laugh (like my bank statements).
I live in Colorado with my brilliant husband and three surly cats.
 
 
 
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Review: Christmas Reflections by Joanne Jaytanie

Blurb:

As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn’t wait to get out of her home town of Glenville, WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn’t take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn’t the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fell in love with the ‘family feel’ of living there and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.

Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breaths his career as a project manager for a acquisitions corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn’t plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average ‘local girl.’

Reflecting on one’s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed.

Story 1 in the best-selling Christmas romance series, Christmas Forever.
The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of the Forever Christmas tree farm.

Review:

The season is almost upon us. In my hometown, the Christmas lights are up in preparation for our annual festival, which takes place the first weekend in December, and everything is already starting to get that Christmastime feel. It is also unseasonably cold at the moment- thirty degrees in Louisiana in November- brrrr! Perfect timing for curling up with a sweet Christmastime romance.

This one is just that. It is sweet romance; the first book in a collection called Forever Christmas. It is one of those quick, uplifting reads that makes you believe in the good of humanity and the power of love.

This collection is written by 3 of the 4 authors from the Love List, which I really enjoyed because the characters were so realistic and likable. So when I was asked to review this one, I jumped at the opportunity. I’m going to go ahead and say this one is a four star read. While I love the story, I find myself wanting more. (I can be a greedy heifer sometimes.)

I really like the characters in Christmas Reflections. Juliet is strong and determined. When the town is faced with the possible loss of a crucial landmark, she and her friends band together to not only save the tree farm, but to turn it into something more. Colton is smart and savvy, which is why he is sent in to acquire the holdings his company wants. But the longer he is in the town, the more he questions what he really wants. The town itself is like its own character, the people are warm and helpful. They band together any time they are needed giving a sense of not only community but also an embodiment of the spirit of Christmas making it a perfect place for a place called Forever Christmas.

There isn’t a whole lot of information on the other ladies just yet- the three that go in with Juliet to save the farm- so I will definitely be checking out the rest of the books this season.

Review: Sublime Wreckage by Charlene Zapata

Blurb:

After suffering a tragic accident as a child, Maggie Wilson has tried her whole life to regain the happiness she lost. She has been in survival mode ever since, dealing with a mentally unstable parent, having no one to turn to for help. Her desire to escape to a better future fuels her motivation and keeps her focused on what really matters, breaking free of the hell she lives in.

Things at home are complicated and it’s easier to push people away than allow them to get too close. She doesn’t let anyone into her life except her best friend Amanda. Maggie has perfected keeping secrets, maintaining her GPA and staying out of relationships. All her energy is put into her school work so that when she graduates she can leave for college and forget her past.

All of that changes when she meets Vincent Moreno. His reputation precedes him but she quickly discovers there is so much more to him than what you see on the surface. He manages to wiggle his way into her life despite her efforts to keep him at a distance. As Maggie starts to open up she realizes how much she needs someone like Vince in her life. They form a connection like no other and it has her reconsidering everything.

Review:

Okay, I will be honest here because I don’t know any other way to be. I’m going to go ahead and get the few negatives out of the way. At first, I found this one to be a little trying. It is written in first person, which is no big deal, but it is also written in present tense which I find a little difficult to follow. The first few chapters are told from Maggie’s point of view and then the exact same exchanges are told from Vincent’s; I found myself hoping that the whole book wouldn’t be that way because I felt that it backtracked too far–it retold the events over more than one day when it switched perspective and I had a feeling it could get confusing and tedious if it was all written in that manner but after the small segment in the beginning told from Vince’s POV, it switched back to Maggie’s and didn’t switch back until the very end.

After a while, I got into the groove and the present tense didn’t bother me because the story was amazingly good. The characters were realistic and the story was captivating. I ended up completely consumed by the story and I couldn’t bring myself to put it down. I found myself falling in love with everything about the book. I do feel the need to issue a disclosure statement about the though–there are several scenes that depict child abuse. These scene are told from the child’s point of view and they are extremely heartbreaking. The emotional turmoil the character goes through every time her mother snaps is haunting and strangely beautiful.

That being said, I feel the need to explain why a subject as horrendous as abuse isn’t a deterrent for me. During my stint as a Literature student, I took a class on southern lit. For anyone who has never had the pleasure of studying that specific field, a lot of these types of books tend to focus on certain set of themes: absent fathers, abuse (physical and otherwise), etc. During that semester, I learned to look beyond the events and focus on how they further the development of the character and the story. While there is still a very visceral reaction when I read stuff of this nature, it doesn’t keep me from reading on. This book really took me back to those days. I found myself hating Maggie’s mother but admiring the fact that Maggie couldn’t bring herself to hate; instead she drew strength from a psyche that should have been too damaged to love and she found something amazing.

This is probably one of the most beautiful coming of age stories I have read. It is an emotional roller coaster but well worth every gut wrenching twist and turn. I give this one a 9.5 out of 10 because even though I wasn’t keen on the style, the author truly impressed me so much that I’m rethinking my stance on works written in present tense. I do hope to hear more from this author in the future!

New Release: Unexpected Chances by A.M. Willard

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Unexpected Chances

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Release: Nov. 15th

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Blurb:

Tabitha Michaelson took an oath year’s ago to lock her heart and throw away the key. She’s spent years keeping up the façade of being happy. Tabitha works, dates and parties with her brother Seth. Burying herself into a world of her own, she never expected to take a chance on a stranger.

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Carter Northwood’s life turned upside down the day he turned eighteen. Forced by family he made a decision that changed his life. Years of lies and unhappiness has left him bitter on humanity. Carter doesn’t see a way out of what could hold him back on taking a chance.

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An unexpected meeting leads two broken hearts together, but will their lives be destroyed by deceit?

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Can two broken hearts take a chance at true love?
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Does Carter deserve a chance to find true love?

Or is it too late for a fresh start?

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A.M. Willard Bio

A.M. Willard is an Indie author who released her first novella on April 12, 2014. It was the first in a series with One More Night, which released May 21, 2014 and Forever Night, which released August 2, 2014. The One Night series is adult romance with steamy scenes!

A.M. is an avid reader of all genres including but not limited to mystery, romance, and erotica. Her love of all thing’s literature has helped her carry out her dreams of becoming a published author. A.M. is one of the luckiest ladies in love, marrying her high school sweetheart 17 years ago! Twelve years ago they were blessed with a baby boy, who about a year ago was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome. A.M. and her husband have learned so much about life after looking at the world through their sons eyes. He has strengthened A.M. and is her inspiration and hero.

A.M. got her love of books and reading from two of her favorite authors Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. When she’s not connecting and chatting with her fans and followers she can be found sailing with her friends and family. Her family fans and followers push her to write even more and keep her going! Look forward to future novellas from this up and coming author!

A.M. Willard Links

Facebook Author Page http://tinyurl.com/nnx2s8m

Twitter https://twitter.com/AMWillard1

Amazon Author Page http://tinyurl.com/lbpdpgr

Blog – Website http://amwillard.com/

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Cover Reveal & Release Blitz: Don’t Let Go of Me by Angela Fattig

Cover Reveal & Release Blitz
Don’t Let Go Of Me
Casey & Sammie’s Story
By Angela Fattig
Release Date Nov 15th
Genre: Erotic Romance
Standalone

Don’t Let Go Of Me

Don’t Let Go Of Me
is a spinoff from The Broken Series. You do not have to read the series to
follow this standalone.
*****
Casey Marks has secrets.
Secrets so deep and dark he has closed himself off emotionally.
Years later, he betrayed a friendship.
Then an unexpected call allowed him the opportunity to right that wrong.
Casey swore to protect Sammie even if it killed him.
He just wasn’t prepared for the effect she would have on his cold heart.
He wanted her but his secrets kept him fromacting on his feelings.
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Sammie Smith had lived a life of pure hell.
Forced to use men for their money by her mother, she was abused when she refused.
In the process, her sister’s life was almost destroyed.
Sammie finally has a chance for what she has always dreamed of…
True Love.
There’s just one problem.
The man she wants has sworn off women and doesn’t believe he deserves to be happy.
To be loved.
However, there was one good thing about being Dory’s daughter.
She didn’t know the meaning of the word “No”.
Just…Breathe
Book 1
The nightmares never stop.
Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale.
Men, all men, want one thing, sex and then they leave.
At least that’s how it is for Jaden Smith.
She lost her father at the age of 9, the only man who truly loved her.
Her mother used and manipulated her while teaching her younger sister how to trap a man.
At the age of 20, she finally escaped.
She started to believe in love and happiness again.
Until her mother and sister took it all away, again.
Jaden now believes she is broken and beyond repair.
Yet, she prays that maybe, just maybe, one day… Just Breathe
Nightmares for Chase Daniels occurred during the day.
Money hungry woman coming at him, all day every day.
Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale.
Samantha broke him.
She crushed his heart and world.
He swore that he would never let any woman close enough to hurt him again.
Yet, he prays that maybe, just maybe, one day…
Just Breathe
The Heart Won’t Lie
Book 2
The storm is coming and it will not be stopped.
Chase will see red and Jaden will be cast back into the darkness.
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The past and secrets have been revealed. Jaden and Chase believe they are finally free to love.
However, the past has different plans.
When Jaden and Chasehave a chance encounter with Jaden’s mom and sister their world is spun out of control.
Dory Smith has a plan and it involves destroying her oldest daughter, again.
However, this time her plans involve murder.
Are Jaden and Chase strong enough to fight back and hold on to the one thing they so desperately want, need?
Will Dory win and finally have what she believes is hers?

The Heart Won’t Lie:

Out of the Darkness
Book 3
 
 
As they step out of the shadows of the storm
Jaden and Chase finally see the light, or do they?

 With Dory behind bars and Sandy dead, Jaden and Chase begin to rebuild their lives and find each other again.

With the discovery of the secrets Dory held on to for years,
Jaden and Chase believe the nightmare is behind them
and the familythat once eluded them is now within reach.

However, Chase’s past is not finished with him.

The Bitch is back and her name is Samantha.

She has heard of Chase’s engagement to the gutter trash of the Earth and vows that it will never take place.

With the help of Steven, Jaden’s ex. Samantha will plow through their lives and like Dory, murder is the plan.

Jaden and Chase soon see that they can’t trust anyone and everyone who knows them is not safe.

The beautiful wedding they had been planning may never happen
and the family they longed for may end before it has begun. 
Jaden will be sent back into the darkness, but this time it is not her own.
Will Chase be too late to save Jaden?
Can Jaden save Chase?
 

Book trailer for Out of the Darkness:

Angela Fattig spent most of her
childhood reading any book she could find. That’s when her passion of writing
was born. When she was 10, she started writing short stories and poems and kept
quite a collection.

In 1998, she met Paul and they
have shared a life together for 15 years. In 1999, she introduced the world to
her first born, Brandi, and again in 2000, Sarah.

Today, when she is not doing what
she loves, writing, she spends time with her beautiful family and the addition
of two dogs named Izzy and Herly.

Angela’s inspirations have always
been Stephen King, E L James, and Poe.

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Review of Night Life: Paranormal Short Stories

Blurb:

Join the Night for Life….Charismatic Aliens, Mysterious Werewolves, Vengeful Vampires, Haunted Houses and Timeless Obsession…

Ash, is starting her senior year in high school but she sees things that no one else does. Andi wants to finally belong but that means running away. Collin has an unrequited crush on the most popular girl in school. Amber is roped into vanquishing a ghost and Molly is haunted by dreams of the past…

Five stories of first love, jealousy and discovery…that will keep you up, well into the night.

Silver

Ash sees things that no one else does–apart from that, life is pretty normal until childhood friends, Carey and Cooper, move back into town. Suddenly life isn’t the same. When she falls for the wrong brother Ash discovers the surreal truth about her old neighbors. But their secret is threatened by jealousy and Ash fears she will lose them forever.

Coming Home

Andi has never felt like she belonged, she has little memory of her past until the day a mysterious stranger walks into her life. Devon insists he knows her. She doesn’t believe him, no matter how attractive he might be, until he shows her irrefutable evidence. Intrigued, Andi takes him up on his offer to journey home–only to discover there is danger involved with uncovering the past.

Only Darkness

Collin has had a crush on Heather, the most popular girl in school–forever. When he is approached by Nathan, the richest kid in town, with an offer of easy money, Collin can’t refuse. Enticed by Nathan’s popularity and connections to Heather, Collin goes along with the plan. But his desire for acceptance could cost him his life.

Non Stop to Nowhere

One night Amber’s old high school frenemy, Phoebe, turns up desperately seeking help. The last thing Amber wants to do is get involved. Apprehensive, she investigates and soon discovers things aren’t what they seem. It isn’t just Halloween fun when the past comes back to haunt them–literally!

Ouroboros

Molly has Chris, a caring boyfriend and a typical teenage life, but she suffers from terrifying nightmares. When an attraction to Jackson, the hot new boy in school causes jealousy to erupt, Molly realizes that this has all happened before–only in a different lifetime. Chris will do anything to be with her always and if he can’t have her, no one will.

Review:

Overall, I’d have to say that I liked this book and I would give it a solid 8 out of 10. I will warn that there may be slight spoilers below because there were a couple of endings that I found problematic.

The first story, “Silver,” is interesting. I like the concept behind it even if it was a little slow and hard to follow at first. Now, I will admit that it just may not have been what I was expecting and it took me a little while to get in the right frame of mind. Once I got into it, I really did enjoy it. It explores the concepts of love and loss and moving on and does a pretty decent job of it. I find the ideas behind the ‘aliens’ pretty fascinating and I would like to read more about this world.

“Coming Home” is a werewolf story. This one was amazing. I really loved it. Finding the place that you belong is crucial for young people. Being orphaned and forgetting your heritage would make this extremely difficult. So to all of a sudden have the promise of home and family and people who understand after years of feeling alone… It is no wonder that Andi jumps at the chance for happiness. The story flows wonderfully and there is even some action that resolves an issue I wasn’t expecting to see resolved in this story. I would love to read more by this author.

*CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILER* The third story, “Only Darkness,” was probably my least favorite. It was okay but there were some grammatical errors and changes in perspective that detracted from the story. The ending was completely unexpected. I am not too sure that I can buy into the drastic way that Collin changes. It is more than a sudden. Upon further examination, I guess I can understand that he would have to play things a certain way, but it still… No one is that good of an actor. So this one was problematic for me.

*CONTAINS SPOILER* Another story with an unexpected ending was “Nonstop to Nowhere.” I really liked this one until the ending. Everything about it was wonderful. The way the characters’ past threatened their future, the suspense wondering what was after Phoebe, all built up to a great ending. If it had just ended after the ghost was defeated, it would have been perfect. But the fallout that Amber had to deal with didn’t make sense to me. Why was she blamed? It would have made sense if any of it had been her fault, or if she was the one that got them dabbling in the occult to begin with. But as the story read, she was the innocent one in all of this but she is the one that is taking the flack. Other than the ending, I think it was a wonderful story and I look forward to reading more by this author.

“Ouroboros” was magnificent, there is no other word for it. The concept of the story was just sensational- a love triangle that is doomed to repeat because one of the parties happens to be a witch that can’t handle rejection. Then there is the writing- not only is it flawless, it is intriguing. The story flows from one scene to the next even though it jumps time periods constantly. The differences in time period, the way the characters change in each life, they could not have been more perfect. If you know what ouroboros is then you may have a clue about how this one ends, but just let me tell you, it could not have been better written. I will be looking for more from the writers of this one.