Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cover Reveal - Girls Can't Be Knights by Lee French

I really love the cover for Girls Can't Be Knights by Lee French, and after reading the blurb I can't wait to get my hands on the book:


Portland has a ghost problem.

Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes "hope" and "trust".

Everything changes when Justin rides his magical horse into her path and takes her under his wing. Like the rest of the elite men who serve as Spirit Knights, he hunts restless ghosts that devour the living.

When an evil spirit threatens Claire's life, she'll need Justin's help to survive. And how could she bear the Knights' mark on her soul? Everybody knows Girls Can't Be Knights.

*****


Lee French lives in Olympia, WA, and is the author of several books, most notably the Maze Beset Trilogy, The Greatest Sin series (co-authored with Erik Kort), and assorted tales in her fantasy setting, Ilauris. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. 

In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with one dragon and absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don’t get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.

She is an active member of the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association and the Olympia Writer’s Coop, as well as serving as the co-Municipal Liaison for the NaNoWriMo Olympia Region.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Darker Places by Shaun Allan - Preorder now!

Darker Places: Shaun Allan, the author of Sin and Dark Places, returns with another delicious collection of nightmares, served them up with his usual original brilliance. You can preorder Dark Places now on Amazon, Smashwords, and Kobo

Here's the description:
 What if you could steal the final moments from the dying?  What if you had the darkest secret, but couldn’t think what it might be?  What if you entered the forest in the deep of the night.  Who is the melting man?  And are your neighbours really whom they appear to be?
So many questions.
To find the answers, you must enter a darker place.  Thirteen stories.  Thirteen poems.  Thirteen more doorways.
Publication date: May 1st
Links:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Excerpt from Heart Search 3 Betrayal plus #Giveaway

Carlie's final piece to the Heart Search trilogy comes out soon, and while I am sad to see the series end, I was delighted by the last book, Betrayal. The saga of  vampires and witches was crafted with meticulous detail - you can see Carlie's sure touch in each stroke, every character.
Beautiful cover!

Today I'm presenting a rather racy scene from Betrayal. Enjoy!
*****

She reached up and wound her arms around his neck, her fingers playing with the strands of hair at his neck as she kissed him back. Neither of them had any idea how long they stood locked in their embrace, their kisses growing ever deeper and more passionate, nor did he care. Erika, on the other hand, acted her part as convincingly as possible. Max’s hand crept under her top and made circular movements on her bare skin, each circle gradually moving lower until his fingers were brushing just inside the waistband of her trousers.

Erika pressed her body into his, moulding herself to his shape. She couldn’t help but notice his manhood now stood firmly to attention. Max was encouraged by this and grew bolder. He slipped one of his hands round to the front and began to move it up her stomach and toward her breast. She firmly pulled his hand away and murmured “Not yet.” He kissed her deeper still and placed his hand on her breast outside of the material and began to caress it.

Inside her stomach churned. If she were still human, she was sure the bile would be rising to her throat. Feeling his grubby hands on her skin made her flesh crawl and she forced herself to suppress the shudder of revulsion building within. Enduring his lips on hers was a form of torture; all she really wanted to do was sink her teeth into them and rip them from his face. Erika had to keep reminding herself why she was permitting this travesty and it hardened her resolve.

Outwardly, she tried in her weakened state to continue to respond to Max’s kisses and play with the hair at the nape of his neck, but knew she would soon have to end his fun. She didn’t want to play out her hand too soon; it had to be done in increments so he kept coming back for more. Her plan, which she had spent untold hours refining, relied on him being under the spell of her womanly wiles; it was the only weapon at her disposal and she intended to use it to full effect.

As she felt his hand begin to move under her shirt and start to lift it, she feigned her knees buckling and pulled away from him, sliding to land in a crumpled heap on the floor. He knelt beside her, his brows knitted together as concern flared in his eyes.

“What’s wrong? Are you okay?” Max tenderly brushed the hair back from her face as he stared down at her.

“I-I’m not sure. I just feel so weak and light-headed.” Erika’s voice was frail and she fluttered her lashes as if she were struggling to stay conscious.

*****
 And here is the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
Carlie Cullen, the author. Isn't she gorgeous?

Blurb for Betrayal:
Joshua, Remy, and the twins are settled in their new life. However, life doesn’t always run smoothly. An argument between Becky and her twin causes unforeseen circumstances, an admission by Samir almost costs him his life, and the traitor provides critical information to Liam. But who is it?
As Jakki’s visions begin to focus on the turncoat’s activities, a member of the coven disappears, and others find themselves endangered.
And when Liam’s coven attacks, who will endure?
Fate continues to toy with mortals and immortals alike, and as more hearts descend into darkness, can they overcome the dangers they face and survive?
*****
You can find Heart Search 3, Betrayal on Goodreads and Amazon.
Carlie Cullen runs a website and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.