{eBook Tour} Interview with David Estes, author of Angel Evolution

 

Title: Angel Evolution
Author: David Estes 
Publisher: Indy / Self
Series: The Evolution Trilogy

Release: October 17th 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, YA
Words: ~72, 470 
Source: Enchanting Book Tours
Buy:
Barnes & Noble | Amazon (Print) | Amazon (E-book) | Goodreads | Smashwords

Angel Evolution- the first book in the young adult fantasy trilogy: The Evolution Trilogy…

When Taylor meets Gabriel at college, she is in awe of the subtle glow that surrounds him. No one else, not even her best friend, seems to notice.

Something about him scares her.

Is all as it appears? While Taylor struggles for answers, she finds herself in the middle of a century old war centered on one miraculous revelation: evolution.

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Interview with David Estes, author of Angel Evolution”

{eBook Tour} Interview with WiSpY Author, Rob Andrews

Good morning, everyone. I’m doing a total of three posts on WiSpY this month. Today Rob has stopped by to answer a few questions for us!  Don’t forget to check out Rob’s earlier Guest Post and Excerpt!

Title: WiSpY
Author: Rob Andrews
Publisher: Dam Good Publishing
Release: December 10th 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Sci-fi, Y/A
Words: ~70,528
Source: Enchanting Book Tours
Buy: Amazon ♦ B&N ♦ Smashwords

A young blogger has the ultimate on-line encounter; a spirit partner who introduces him to a world he must master to save his own. A ghost in the machine?

Adam is a 19 year old blogger who lives in his mother’s basement and who is dealing with a critically ill friend. A simple reply to a blog fan e-mail begins a relationship with Pretoria, a beautiful and mysterious young woman. Pretoria guides him into ‘the Realm’, a spirit world where he discovers he is a powerful force for the protection and survival of human kind. As Pretoria reintroduces Adam to the Realm and his place in it, he realizes that she is not only trying to reclaim him for the sake of humanity, but also for the spirit world and herself. Facing a powerful evil , Adam re-engages with the Realm in order to save his friend and the human world while re-discovering why he had tried to escape it in the first place. As a battle within the Realm reaches its climax, Adam must finally choose between his human and his spirit form, or lose both.

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Interview with WiSpY Author, Rob Andrews”

{eBook Tour} Unwanted Mate by Rebecca Royce

Title: Unwanted Mate 
Author: Rebecca Royce
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Series:  Shifters and Bikers, #1
Genre: Erotic, Paranormal, Romance
Word Count:  4k
Heat Level: 5
Source: CBLS

Buy:
Decadent Publishing

For years, shapeshifter Gunther West has known Judy is his mate. His little human isn’t so sure. When a tragedy brings her knocking on his door seeking comfort, Gunther is more than ready to provide it. Neither can deny the sparks that fly, but are those sparks enough for forever?

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Unwanted Mate by Rebecca Royce”

Come meet Nicholas and Declán from the House Millar!

  Meet the Characters

Come meet Nicholas and Declán from the House Millar! They’re over at Jennifer Lowery’s today along with an excerpt. Have fun!

How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

{eBook Tour} Do You Feel "Pulled"? Excerpt and Review of Pulled by A.L. Jackson

Title: Pulled
Author: A.L. Jackson
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Release Date: April 4th 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 350
Buy: Amazon

Melanie Winters and Daniel Montgomery shared a love they believed bonded them together for life. After the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in unanswered questions.

For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds their heart.

Now, when their lives again intersect, will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past?

Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Do You Feel "Pulled"? Excerpt and Review of Pulled by A.L. Jackson”

{eBook Tour} Excerpt: Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Title: Silver Knight 
Author: Caron Rider
Publisher: Self
Series:  The Silver Series
Release: February 24th 2012
Genre: Y/A, Fantasy
Pages:  282
Source: Lightning Book Promotions

Buy:
Amazon | Caron Rider | B&N | Print

When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she relives her past learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat evil within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him…been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?

Dreams

In the milky duskiness of the early morning light filtering in through tall, narrow windows in the outer wall, I paused holding very still. I held my breath, listening, waiting. Nothing. As its loathsome smell wafted through the hall, it crept somewhere close but I could hear nothing. Where was it? I took another step forward, cautious with my heart throbbing in fear.

In a hall of an ancient castle, my side hugging the cold stone wall, I continued forward. My breath blew out in a cloud of mist, while an icy draft occasionally moved tapestries hanging along the walls. At the very edge of my consciousness, I knew I dreamed. I had gone to my bed in happy anticipation of a good night’s sleep, for I had not had a nightmare in over two weeks—a rare occurrence. Maybe I had finally outgrown them…maybe not.

But now, frozen by cold and dread, my shaking hands were empty when I looked down at them, and I began to panic. I didn’t have a weapon! What if it found me? How would I defend myself? What if…hold it! Focus. Breathe. I stood in a castle— there had to be something.

The ceiling arced above me supported by strong, wooden beams black with age. The faint scent of English roses rising from wooden bowls full of fading flower petals failed to mask the stench of the thing. A fox, trapped at the base of a tree, surrounded by horses and hunting dogs, stared out at me in equal terror from a lovely if disturbing oil painting. There at the very end of the hall, standing in a slightly darker shadow, I saw the outline of a thick man holding a long stave with a metal tip that barely gleamed. A suit of armor! I sighed gratefully.

As I took a step forward, there came a crash from behind me down the hall. I whirled around to see a ball of blackness roll from a doorway that hid a staircase. It slammed against the opposite wall with a wet squelch and uncurled to glare at me through yellow slitted eyes. It took a split second to notice that it stood about a foot high and had a slick, slimy head with no discernible ears. Below a long snout filled with many, many sharp teeth that gleamed in the faint light, it grinned evilly at me. One step backward, then I turned trying to run flat out. But there were only stockings on my feet below my thin, muslin nightgown, which gave me no traction on the smooth stone floor.

Only a few steps further, then the creature—the demon, my mind whispered—plowed into my back sending me to the floor screaming.

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Excerpt: Silver Knight by Caron Rider”

{eBook Tour} Review: Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Title: Silver Knight 
Author: Caron Rider
Publisher: Self
Series:  The Silver Series
Release: February 24th 2012
Genre: Y/A, Fantasy
Pages:  282
Source: Lightning Book Promotions

Buy:
Amazon | Caron Rider | B&N | Print

When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she relives her past learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat evil within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him…been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?

Continue reading “{eBook Tour} Review: Silver Knight by Caron Rider”

{eBook Tour} Interview w/ Caron Rider, Author of Silver Knight

I would like to welcome Caron Rider to the House Millar. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure to check out the Excerpt and Review for the Silver Knight!

Let’s start with one that I know everyone will want to know – Do you have plans for a new book?   Is this book part of a series?

Yes, Silver Demon. This is Book 2 of The Silver Series. It picks up right where Silver Knight ends.

How did you come up with the title and cover design?

The title really has several layers. One is that darkness is growing (night) and one is that of a warrior (knight).

Who designed the cover of your book?

The cover design went through several incarnations. Eventually, Stormi Johnson of Lightning Book Promotions suggested the picture of the girl on the cover (which I thought was simply inspiring). I took the picture and modified it somewhat, putting it together with the smoke, and ta da!

Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?

The most successful writer on the planet! You can never dream too big, right?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Right here in America! We have so many freedoms and have so much that it is a blessing.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

Andre Norton. Unfortunately, she past away in 2005. 

What books have most influenced your writing most and why?

Science fiction and fantasy books have had the most influence on me because they would take current, relevant issues and present them in a way to make you think without slamming it over your head.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I like ‘em all.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author or big trad published?

Indie and proud of it.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I think I will always write fantasy and it will probably always be appropriate for young adults, as well as adults, simply because there’s enough sex and cursing out there already-no one needs to hear it from me, too.

Thank you Caron for stopping in. Now for a little info on your book Silver Knight:

Title: Silver Knight 
Author: Caron Rider
Publisher: Self
Series:  The Silver Series
Release: February 24th 2012
Genre: Y/A, Fantasy
Pages:  282
Source: Lightning Book Promotions

Buy:
Amazon | Caron Rider | B&N | Print

When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she relives her past learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat evil within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him…been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?

In the 1990s, I began teaching adults to use computer software, hardware, and networking. After several years, my clients became younger and younger until I found myself tutoring high school dropouts to pass the GED. I found working with at-risk teenagers so rewarding that I changed my undergraduate major to Education.

Upon graduating from the University of South Alabama with a B.S., I began teaching high school history and continue to teach history classes online. Always wanting to encourage students’ creativity, reading and writing skills, I have put together a collaborative storytelling effort at http://telling-tales.wikispaces.com.

I now live in rural Missouri with my two kids, two dogs, two cats, and father.
Site | Blog | Facebook | TwitterGoodreads

Six Sentence Sunday ~ Glamour Blade

Yeah . . . Six Sentence Sunday! How about another 6 sentences from my WIP, Glamour Blade – book 3 in the House Millar series?

Our sidhe warrior has just made contact with the vampire he was hunting, so let’s sit back and watch the sparks fly . . .

“Mmm, who do we have here?” The aberration’s sensuous voice carried a subtle undercurrent of curiosity mixed in with desire.

“Rory, sir.” Looking up from under his lashes, he smiled coyly and arched into the man’s touch as he asked, “and you are?”

With a quirk of a small smile, he leaned down to whisper in Rory’s ear, “I’m Lorccán, though I like the way sir sounds coming from your sweet lips.” Tracing the shell of Rory’s ear with a fingertip, he continued to purr, “Why don’t you accompany me outside, piscín.”

  

piscín – kitten

For those new to this, the rules are simple:

  1. Pick a project – a current Work in Progress, contracted work or even something readers can buy if you’re published
  2. Pick six sentences
  3. Post ‘em on Sunday

See? Easy. Want to play? See the site for information on how to do just that: http://sixsunday.com

If you have a Twitter account, you can add the hashtag #sixsunday to your tweets when you tweet a link to your Six Sentence Sunday post. If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us!

Explosions, Gunfire and … Kisses? ~ Guest Post by Marita Fowler, author of Fat Assassins

Title: Fat Assassins 
Author: Marita Fowler
Publisher: Scuttlebutt Press / Indy
Series: Fat Adventures
Release: December 5th 2011 
Pages:  302

Buy:
Amazon

Southern style sweet potatoes Shasta and Ulyssa have stuck together through thick and thin since their escape from third grade fat camp. But on one dark day, they both find themselves unemployed.

A hazardous job hunt sees them turn down egg harvesting, drug dealing and phone sex before they settle for an exterminator job.

Confusing mafia lingo leaves the girls thinking they’re being interviewed to cope with a rodent infestation. Confident that they can handle the job, they oversell their skills and demand half payment up front to seal the deal. Skeptical at first, the mob boss decides to hire this unlikely pair when he mistakes their attitude for professional stoicism.

The girls are shocked when presented with a target profile and an envelope full of cash. They want out, but it’s too late. The mob doesn’t allow do-overs. And certainly not when they’re whacking one of their own.

Shasta and Ulyssa leave a wake of destruction as they experiment with different assassination methods. But the clock is ticking and when the body count is still zero after multiple attempts, the boss decides to bring in additional assassins to finish the job and tie up loose ends.

And the girls just happen to be one of those loose ends.(less)

Continue reading “Explosions, Gunfire and … Kisses? ~ Guest Post by Marita Fowler, author of Fat Assassins”