Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson

Title: Tainted Rose
Series: Starlight Gods #2
Author: Yumoyori Wilson
Publication date: November 10th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

I failed…

My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato.

I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation.

My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive.

Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart.

But…I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me…to us?

Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please…bring my Firefly home.

~In Stars We Trust~

Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series.
Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.

Author Bio:

Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.

Guest Post by Yumoyori Wilson:

The art of writing a book blurb

That’s rather difficult for me. To me it's not an “art” or a type of craft. I don’t struggle with blurbs and only write them when I “feel” I have to write them. When it's more of an urge to write a blurb for a story that suddenly pops in my head, I can spend max 30 mins and have a perfect blurb ready for a quick proof read and set for the book. I think it's when I force myself to write one, is when it feels like a pain and that’s when I’m spending unnecessary time trying to write one.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Galatine’s Curse by T.J. Green

Title: Galatine’s Curse
Series: Tom’s Arthurian Legacy, #3
Author: T.J. Green
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

An ancient sword. A dark secret. A new enemy.

In the third book in the series, Tom has established a new life in the Otherworld, a life he loves. He lives with Arthur in New Camelot, and Arthur is hosting a tournament. Eager to test his sword-fighting skills, Tom’s competing. But while the games are being played, his friends are attacked and everything he loves is threatened. Tom has to find the intruder before anyone else gets hurt.

Tom’s sword, Galatine, seems to be the focus of these attacks. Their investigations uncover Galatine’s dark history and a terrible betrayal that a family has kept secret for generations. But this secret now puts others at risk, including Tom, and he realises that he could lose everything unless he can solve the mystery of his sword’s past.

Galatine’s Curse is the third book in the YA Arthurian fantasy series, Tom’s Arthurian Legacy. If you enjoy magic and mystery, a strong group of characters and Arthurian fantasy, then you’ll love this action-filled adventure.

Buy Galatine’s Curse for your thrilling new fantasy adventure today!


      Deep in the tangled centre of Inglewood, Tom eased his horse to a stop. In the silence that followed he listened for movement – the crack of a branch, the rustle of leaves, the skitter of footfall. Thick mist oozed around him, muffling sight and sound, and he admitted to himself he’d lost the hunt.
      And now something was following him.
      Tom heard the low throaty growl of the wolf moments before it leapt at him. He pulled Galatine free of its scabbard and lashed out, knowing he had only seconds before the wolf ripped his throat out. He felt its hot breath and thick matted fur, saw a flash of its wild yellow eyes, before feeling the sword cut deep into its side. It fell back into the trees, yelping.
      Midnight bolted, and Tom grabbed the reins and held on, trying to calm her down. As they pounded through the wood, a branch whipped across his chest, knocking him to the ground. Midnight disappeared into the mist. Winded, Tom lay on the damp forest floor, wincing as he felt his ribs aching. He hoped Midnight hadn’t gone far. Enisled was a long walk away.
      He rolled to his feet and immediately froze as he again heard the low cunning rumble of the wolf, followed by a spine-tingling howl, repeated again and again as the pack arrived.
      He was surrounded.

Author Bio:

T J Green was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. She currently lives near Wellington with her partner and her cats Sacha and Leia. When not writing she does lots of reading, gardening and yoga.

In a previous life she's been a singer in a band, and has done some acting with a theatre company - both of which were lots of fun. On occasions she and a few friends make short films, which begs the question, where are the book trailers? Thinking on it ...

Tom's Inheritance is TJ Green's first book in the series Tom’s Arthurian Legacy, the sequel Twice Born was released in February 2017. Galatine’s Curse, book 3, will be released in March 2018. She is also working on a few short stories which further expand the world of Tom in the Other.

Her new project is an urban fantasy series about witches.

Guest Post by T.J. Green:

Galatine’s Curse and Craft Beer!

OK, bear with me. This sounds odd, and it is a bit, but this is about how your life filters through your psyche and into your writing.

I live in the Hutt Valley, just outside Wellington, New Zealand, and in case you didn’t know, Wellington is the centre of craft beer in NZ. There are several craft beers breweries, some small and some large! In the Hutt there are three very successful craft beer breweries, Panhead, Kereru and Boneface, and in Wellington there are approximately eight breweries - Garage Project, Tuatara, Parrot Dog, Fortune Favours, Whistling Sisters, Fork and Brewer, Black Dog, and some I’ve missed - sorry. And there are also many craft beer pubs! And I like beer, which is fortunate.

So the beers range from the startlingly hoppy to the not-so-hoppy, malty, fruity, double IPAs, red IPAs, stouts and porters, and then sour beers. And I’m sure many others. So it’s no wonder a few beers have ended up in Galatine’s Curse.

It wasn’t until my mother said something about, “What is it with all these beers?” that I even realised they’d crept in. And one of our favourite haunts and craft beer bars - Hashigo Zake - has become the Smuggler’s Retreat. However, there is nothing dodgy about HZ or its clientele, although the bar is downstairs below street level.

So what beers are in Galatine’s Curse? Arthur’s favourite is the Red Earth Thunder Ale - clearly a red IPA, a bit malty, a bit hoppy. He has a stash at New Camelot.

Tom’s Cervini friends are sipping Dryad’s Pride at the tournament - a porter, very dark with a strong taste - enough to “put hairs on your chest,” as Rek says.

When Tom and co. are in Dragon’s Hollow they end up in the Smuggler’s Retreat, and are overwhelmed with the range of beers on display. Tom ends up sampling Nymph’s Nectar, a pale ale.

Pubs feature strongly too - I’m English. There’s the Quarter Way House in Twice Born, where Red Earth Thunder Ale first appeared - see, it was already creeping in there. The Dragon’s Tale is also in Dragon’s Hollow, but I don’t mention another beer. What a missed opportunity!

So now I know I’m doing it, I’m on a mission to name more pubs and beers. Tom 4 will be fun!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Cold Flood by R. J. Corgan

Title: Cold Flood
Author: R. J. Corgan
Genre: mystery/thriller

For geologist Kea Wright, when a volcano erupts under an ice cap, it isn't just a good time, it's a living. Camped at the base of an icecap in southeast Iceland, Kea and her team are investigating landforms created by catastrophic floods. With only days left in the field season, bad weather on the way, and the volcano due to erupt at any time, the team is struck by a tragedy that threatens to shut down the entire project.

As the team rushes to complete their work, the expedition continues to be plagued by setbacks, leading Kea to wonder if the initial tragedy was an accident after all. During her reluctant - and inept - attempts to investigate, Kea inadvertently stumbles upon a secret. One so valuable, someone is willing to kill to keep it hidden.

Author Bio:

Raised by librarians, RJ has a PhD in Geology, and has worked on volcanoes and glaciers across the globe. Cold Flood is his debut novel, mixing genres of actual scientific expeditions and thrillers.

The adventures of Kea Wright will continue in the forthcoming novels Meerkat Murders and Mammoth Drop in 2019.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Immortal Reckoning by Tara Fox Hall

Title: Immortal Reckoning
Author: Tara Fox Hall
Series: Promise Me Series # 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.

Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.

After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.


      I don’t remember much of what Devlin said to me that night he came to the monastery, I had been too long without human blood. But I did hear that he had found a human woman, Anna, and that he truly loved her, enough to have made her his Oathed One. I drank from one of the dying brothers that night, in order to ready myself to leave.
      You might think I left the monastery with Devlin in order to seduce Anna, by way of exacting revenge on him. You’d be correct. James wasn’t the only immortal with whom I had a score to settle. I walked down that road to meet Devlin and his demon, Rip, hell bent on making my brother suffer all I could. But the feeling lessened quickly, along with my resolve.

Be sure to catch the other books in the Promise Me Series series.

In the Promise Me series, Sarelle, a mortal woman, encounters a wounded (and sexy and handsome) vampire, Danial. Without knowing who he really is (a murderer for hire, for one), Sarelle begins a romantic relationship with him a little too fast. Interestingly, Sarelle also finds herself attracted to Danial's best friend, the werecougar, Theo. What will happen to Sarelle's relationship with Danial? Where does Theo fit in? Amidst new obstacles and relationship problems, Sarelle has to decide where her future lies.

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Author Bio:

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series.

Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.

Guest Post by Tara Fox Hall:

Donating Dignity

      I was asked to do a blog on 10 things I regretted doing, or not doing. As I don’t have even five of either, I opted instead to submit a post on something I do that I’m proud of: donating my hair.
      Children With Hair Loss and other charities take donated hair and make wigs that are then given to those who have lost their own tresses to medical issues. I personally have donated my hair three times now, and intend to keep doing so, as this is a cause I believe in. It’s not difficult to do, if you have a supply of hair ties, barrettes, or headbands to keep lengthening tresses out of the way while they reach the required length. Probably the most difficult part of the donation process is the one that takes the least amount of time: adjusting to the loss of 10”-12” of hair. I confess after donation I still reach for mine at the small of my back, then panic slightly when there is nothing there to touch!
      Here are several sites to visit, if you are interested in hair donation (others also exist online). Even if your hair is highlighted or colored, as mine is, there are still places that will take it; it just may be sold for cash to help finance the wigmaking, instead of being used for actual wigs. Bear in mind that almost all places below want at least 8” ponytails, 12” and longer being preferred!

      ⬙  Children With Hair Loss:
          (will take ANY hair in good condition, processed and grey included)

      ⬙  Chai Lifeline:
          (will take any hair in good condition, but it must be 14” minimum)

      ⬙  Locks of Love:
          (no processed hair)

      ⬙  Wigs 4 Kids:
          (no processed or grey hair)

      ⬙  Wigs for Kids:
          (will take grey hair but no processed hair)

      ⬙  Pantene Beautiful Lengths:
          click on link, then see Donation Form for rules.
          (no processed hair or grey hair)

Don’t feel comfortable losing so much lock length all at once? Bald yourself, but have a pet? Like to craft, or have livestock? You can still help by saving hair of any length, pet hair, waste wool, feathers, and natural fiber donors. and sending them in (if your salon does not) to help with oil spills. The Clean Wave program oversees this groundbreaking program.
Details are here:


Tour Dates: March 1 - 21, 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance

Title: Sneaking Out
Series: Chased, #1
Author: Chuck Vance
Published by: Dunemere Books
Publication date: March 6th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult

Could you sleep next to a murderer?

Luke Chase—yes, that Luke Chase, a modern hero ripped from the headlines—didn’t mean to get caught up in Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to hook up with the hot new British girl at St. Benedict’s, and if that meant sneaking out to the woods after hours, then so be it. But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would go down for it. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to find the true killer.

For fans of “A Study in Charlotte” and boarding school lit, “Sneaking Out” (book one in the “Chased” series) immerses readers in the privileged prep school world, with a mystery that exposes the dark side of life on a residential high school campus.

Guest Post by Chuck Vance:

A Day In The Life Of Chuck Vance

Coffee. It always starts with coffee. I make the worst coffee, which is a total bummer. I actually prefer cappuccino but I’m too lazy to buy an espresso maker and to be honest, I’m not sure I would do it justice.

Exercise. 45 minutes of training makes me a much better person.

Library. I work mostly at The New York Society Library on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There is a quiet room on the top floor where people give you the eagle eye if you sneeze. There are other writers there but I also see people grading papers and doing research. It can be hard to get a spot so it’s best to get there early. God forbid you forget to turn your phone off, it’s not worth the public shaming. You never realize how hard some people tap at a computer, like a child banging on a piano. It can be jarring. But mostly I can zone out the noise and concentrate on what I am doing. The wi-fi can be sketchy, which often works in my favor because surfing the net can be a major distraction. Of course it is a drag when I’m trying to research something like poison and I can’t get on-line. For SNEAKING OUT I had to do a bit of research on wild life, flowers, birds, trees and the like because my main character Luke Chase is an outdoorsman and survivalist and knows all of that stuff. I love being outside, particularly on the beach, but I grew up in a city so I am not very familiar with different species etc. so there was a big learning curve. But I have now a genuine appreciation for people who can distinguish various plants and birds. It’s like learning another language.

Late Lunch. I wish I could eat at the library but no food or drink allowed so I have to leave and eat. A tuna fish sandwich with anchovy sauce, peppers, capers, and hardboiled egg is my favorite lunch but I can’t have it every day so sometimes salad or pizza. It’s getting harder and harder to find a good slice of pizza in New York City. It reminds me of when I lived in L.A. and had to travel across town for a decent piece.

Clerical work. Afternoon is spent with bills. I also walk my dogs, which takes an effort. One likes to be outside, but sitting and not walking and the other hates being outside, he is terrified of the city and barks at other dogs. So I am dragging and pulling. It was not how I imagined walking my dogs when I got them. I thought I would spend hours trudging through the park, not pulling at a yapping lap dog that thinks he’s a Pit Bull.

Night. Dinner with the family. In winter there is always a fire going. I love television and will seek out any good mystery or crime series, but I also like comedies.

Bed at ten. Read a book until I am asleep.

Author Bio:

Chuck Vance is a pseudonym for a bestselling writer of both adult mysteries and novels for young adults. Vance attended boarding school in Connecticut and graduated from Columbia University. Vance has lived in New York, Moscow, London, Paris and Los Angeles and is frequently on the move.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Deal by S C Cunningham

A Paranormal Thriller for those who dare to believe that there is something else out there...

At the age of four, Amy was taken…She survived.
A week later, another little girl was taken…She didn't.

Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with God. When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would God let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, to get bad people who slip through his fingers?

Her deal and God long forgotten, career girl Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train.

She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies, protecting, righting wrongs, tracking criminals, and working within strict rules of play…all against time.

Each country's Unit shares intelligence, surveillance, and resources to deactivate dangerous situations. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.

In a chaotic world, powerful adversaries try to close her Unit down. A complex SAS vigilante has been assigned to work as her partner, but with his jealous violent ex-girlfriend on her heels and with her own vendetta to settle, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making a deal with God was a mistake.

S C Cunningham Talking About The Deal

About S C Cunningham:

Author of The Penance List, Unfinished Business and The Deal,  Siobhan C Cunningham (S C Cunningham) creates Paranormal Romance and Psychological Crime Thrillers with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour, and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Deal, the first in The Fallen Angel series. Twenty years later Cunningham crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, sowing the seed for her mind-bending thriller, The David Trilogy; The Penance List, Unfinished Business, For My Sins.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports, celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).

Her first novel, The Penance List has been adapted to film screenplay.

She is the proud mother to contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven and owned by three dogs.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Dark Glitter by C.M. Stunich & Tate James

Title: Dark Glitter
Authors: C.M. Stunich & Tate James
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Thriller

Ciarah O’Rourke was born into torture.
A human spirit reincarnated in the body of an ancient fae goddess, she’s spent the last five years in iron shackles, her mind poisoned with magic for secrets she doesn’t know.

Waking up in a dirty alley with no memory of her escape, Ciarah finds herself in the hands of The Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club–a ruthless and violent group of bikers with faerie blood in their veins.

Arlo. Reece. Killian.
Three men drenched in death, sin, and old magic.
From their clubhouse in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, they’ll offer Ciarah the keys to unlock her memories and control the veil between worlds. But even her knights can’t erase the twisted scars that remind her they aren’t the only ones who hunt.

When The Wild Hunt rides, the souls of the dead join their parade.
All that’s missing now is their queen.

Author Bios:

Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

Five things C.M. Stunich & Tate James regret doing:
  1. Not following our hearts into writing sooner
  2. Not visiting New Orleans years ago—it's a must!
  3. Waiting so long to try co-writing; it opens up so many creative doors
  4. Going to college for creative writing (psst...it doesn't help!)
  5. Yanking the truck wheel in anger during a fight and having it teeter on the edge of that cliff...