Thursday, February 28, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Bring on THE DARKENING by Myndi Shafer

Today, Myndi Shafer releases her latest novel...and THE DARKENING is taking over!

As Aydan Fulbert settles into her new life in a new world, she realizes a few things. She’s healing from losing Brig. She’s coming to terms with her new home. And she’s lonely.

Rein Torvald’s return from his long absence helps alleviate her loneliness, but a darkness comes with him. Unsettling news about her father and the Sovereign has the potential to make her a fugitive all over again - from his world and hers.

Will Aydan allow her heart to be taken places she’s never been brave enough to go? Or will the threat of danger - of the Sovereign’s rage, and her father’s vengeful grudge, send her running?
Both Shrilugh and The Darkening take place in two different worlds: a fictional version of ours, and another world accessed through a mystical Door atop an old abandoned silo. Originally, both books began as one and were called The Silo Door because I went into writing that first draft with the mindset of the story centering around the Door. Soon, however, the story grew, the plot thickened, and the Door itself became secondary. Which meant (a) there was going to be more than one book, and (b) I needed to find another name for the first book, and the series as a whole.
The name of the other world is Archethenia. (That’s never mentioned in the the first book for two reasons: the main character, Aydan, never thought to ask, and the secondary character, Rein, never thought to tell.)
Archethenia isn’t terribly different from our own world: its occupants look human (though they’re not). They eat similar foods, have families, live in houses. But it’s a more rustic world – no electricity, no machines. It’s a more formal world – women wear dresses, servants and slaves abound, and there is a social caste.
It’s also a more sophisticated world – though there is little technology like our own, there is a fineness to what they do have. Their carriages are sleek and move with more grace than our automobiles. Their architecture is handcrafted and made with intention, with symbolism carefully integrated in unexpected places. As we get into the pages of The Darkening we’ll find that they are not quite so limited in technology as we thought – it just looks different than our own.
One of the differences between our world and theirs is found in nature – specifically, the trees. Not all their trees, but one species in particular, called Shrilugh. When dusk settles in, the Shrilugh trees begin to glow, lighting the world around them with a warm, inviting light.
Part of my inspiration for these trees came from a simple, childhood-driven love for Christmas tree. Growing up, I was always fascinated by our family Christmas tree. My mom loved Christmas, and our tree would be laden with lights, sparkly gold garland, lights, more ornaments than you can count, and more lights. The woman had a knack for stringing the lights and placing the ornaments in a way that took our tree from looking like the fake that it was to a Glowing Glorious Thing That Deserved Your Awe.
I remember looking at that tree, and then looking out my bedroom window at night, wishing the trees that lined the river in the distance would glow too. I was especially fond of a very tall cottonwood, whose branches stretched up higher than the rest, and oftentimes found myself praying with all my child-like might that God would light up that tree, just for me.
When we moved back to Kansas from Hawaii, one of the first things I noticed was how darn short the trees are here. They have to be. The winds that come howling across these plains make it tough for a tree of any height to survive.
Cottonwoods are the exception. They’re sturdy buggers who aren’t afraid of the wind; in fact, I’d have sworn the one I favored as a kid longed for it. While the other trees around it seemed to hunker down and wait out the gales, that tree seemed to dance in it.
The Kansas landscape seemed so brown and desolate compared to Hawaii. Short trees, little water. It could have been a pretty depressing shift, but three things saved it for me: the stars at night, the lazy sunsets, and the cottonwood trees.
One cottonwood in particular. Along Highway 196, between Whitewater and Newton, on the north side of the road, stands a giant. He’s right at the crest of a hill, standing watch over the travelers as they pass by. I like to think that he and the cottonwood of my youth are related somehow – cousins? Brothers?
So that’s how Shrilugh trees came to be – a combination of my love for my mom’s Christmas trees, and my love for a couple friendly cottonwoods. And since these glowing trees (and the mythology behind them) are ultimately central to the plot of the series, it seemed natural to give the first book (and the series itself) their name.

***Author Myndi Shafer currently makes her home in Kansas with her husband and four children. Her bestselling book, SHRILUGH, was released in August of 2012. THE DARKENING is the second book of the Shrilugh Saga, and is available for purchase at Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and others***
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Isn't It Lovely: MOONLIT

Sing that out in your best Stevie Wonder voice: Isn't it lovely! is. It's MOONLIT by Jadie Jones

MOONLIT is set to release on April 23, 2013 from WiDO publishing.

Links for pre-order info:
Preorder Moonlit from WiDo Publishing
Moonlit on Amazon
Moonlit on Goodreads

Description: Eighteen-year-old Tanzy Hightower knows horses, has grown up with them on Wildwood Farm. She also knows not to venture beyond the trees that line the pasture. Things happen out there that can’t be explained. Or undone. Worse, no one but she and the horses can see what lurks in the shadows of the woods.
When a moonlit ride turns into a terrifying chase, Tanzy is left to question everything, from the freak accident that killed her father to the very blood in her veins. Broken and confused, she turns to Lucas, a scarred, beautiful stranger, and to Vanessa, a charming new friend who has everything Tanzy doesn’t.
But why do they seem to know more about her than she knows herself?

And here's a lovely, lovely of the author herself:
Get to know Jadie by dropping in on her haunts for a spell:


Mystery, self-discovery and beautiful horses. Sounds like a winner :-)
Monday, February 25, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

The Dragon Empire and a Call to the Neumarian Uprising

Yep! Here be dragons :-)

Today we're celebrating a couple of great things, first being the release of Heather McCorkle's fantasy novel, The Dragon Empire! For today's stop Heather is answering the following question:

What was the hardest part about writing this novel?

Heather: The main character has been bullied his entire life and lives in constant fear of beatings that are getting so bad, they may one day kill him. At twenty years old, that's a long time to put up with such abuse and it has severely damaged his self-esteem and confidence. Writing that was hard, and heartbreaking in many ways.

Here is a bit about it:

On Yacrana dragons are the advanced species. But advanced doesn't always mean civilized...

There's trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.

Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind.

While The Dragon Empire is for ages young adult and up, it does contain mild violence and some difficult subject matter. 

And now to the...

Neumarian Uprising
We need your help! Thanks to our spy, Ciara Knight, we are able to communicate with you today via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Neumarian uprising has begun. We are fighting for freedom and equality for all, but we need your help. Ciara informed us that you might want to know more about the uprising and why we ask you to risk your lives for our cause. To answer these questions I’ve agreed to let Ciara tell my sister’s, Raeth’s, story about her captivity. It will be free for you on a site called Amazon until March 1, 2013.

Our spies have told us this will help spread the word and find more recruits for our rebellion against the tyrannical queen. You can help by simply downloading a free copy of Weighted, a prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles. If you are intrigued and wish to follow our uprising, Escapement, book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.
Escapement is told by Princess Semara. Don’t hold the fact Semara is a princess against her like I did, there is more to her than you can possibly imagine.

Here is a brief explanation of her telling of our uprising:
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.

What people are saying about Escapement:

“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk -- leavened with a dash of romance -- ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”
-- Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper's Daughter

“A riveting tale of justice, mercy, honor and love. Take a deep breath and hold on, because you'll be turning the pages of Escapement quickly. Three unlikely comrades, Princess Semara, Ryder, and his sister Raeth, embark on a journey that will alter their lives forever. The beautiful love story nestled into these action-packed scenes will make you sigh and remember why you love to love. After reading the prequel Weighted, I knew this story would be amazing, and it was. Ciara Knight truly has a gift for creating awesome worlds and characters you won't forget.”
--Lindi Peterson--Award winning author of Summer's Song.

“Betrayal, secrets, and a rebellion send readers on a grand adventure, caught in the plight to discover Semara’s gifts and purpose.”
--Alex J Cavanaugh, author of Amazon best sellers CassaStar and CassaFire

“The most unmissable series ever! I couldn't stop reading, the action and romance too breathtaking to break the spell!”
--ARC review by Sudah on Goodreads

"A courageous heart-stopping journey by young people to save their kind."
--Hildie McQueen, bestselling author of Where the Four Winds Collide

If you’d like to see a peak into our world, please view this short clip on You Tube

If you are now ready to join our fight, please add Escapement to your TBR shelf on Goodreads here.

Shout out on all your social media sites, and tell everyone you know to stand up and fight.
Be Bold.
Be Brave.
Be Free.
In the name of the rebellion,
Ryder Arteres

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Fractured Soul Blog Tour

Author Rachel McClellan stops by today. I've got a chilled glass of lemonade. Grab your favorite beverage and let's enjoy!! Take it away, Rachel :-)

If You were a Character in a Novel, What Role would you Play?
Part Four – The Villain

(To read earlier posts, visit “The Author”, “The Hero”, “The Sidekick”)

There are two kinds of villains. One who is cruel to others and one who is cruel to themselves. Both are equally destructive and keep us from being the hero in our story.

I bet in less than a minute we can all think of a person in our lives who we might consider a villain. They are the ones who are never happy for others, who complain about everything, who think life is never fair, and are often manipulative. These types of people are toxic and are never fun to be around.

The important question to ask ourselves is, are we ever like that? Are we secretly happy when something bad happens to someone around us? Are we jealous? Do we deliberately avoid someone who may need help? Do we get our way by manipulating the people in our lives?

The other kind of villain, the internal one, can also be damaging, especially to ourselves.
How many times have you said to yourself, “You’ll never be good enough.” OR “You can’t do that.” OR “Why bother?” This kind of talk stops us from becoming a hero. It keeps us from reaching our true potential.

If you find yourself thinking like this get the help you need. Whether it’s relying on a support system, visiting a doctor, or even discovering something new about life that gives you a fresh perspective, make that step to get better. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can get on the path to becoming a real life super hero.

***That's something to think about. Is there anything in our lives possibly limiting us from being real life superheroes? Only you can honestly decide.

Maybe you can decide AFTER you take a look at this awesome follow up to the first novel (Fractured Light). Here is Fractured Soul.
About Fractured Soul

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

What others are saying:

“I love these books! A kick-butt heroine and a hottie love interest, with a refreshingly original concept. Be prepared—once you start, these are hard to put down.”
Paula Cotton, book reviewer at

Fractured Soul is a brilliant sequel, exceeding even the remarkable first book in the series. It will haunt your every waking moment between the times you’re reading it, and it will stay with you long after you’ve finished. It’s an amazingly well written and engrossing story that I highly recommend—after you’ve read the first one, of course.”

Cindy Bennett, bestselling author of Geek Girl and Rapunzel Untangled

About the author

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

Find Rachel

Facebook  |   Blog   |   Website   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads  |  Book Trailer

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Monday, February 18, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

A Day in the Light: Janiera Eldridge

One of the things I love about having my blog is being able to share my space - this bit of interwebz space - with others, particularly other authors. While I'm over at Indie Elite sharing a few thoughts, I get the joy of doing what I'm doing today, shining the spotlight on a particular author. Today's author spotlight goes to:
Janiera Eldridge, author of Soul Sisters and Dark Expectations.

She was kind enough to let me interrogate - erm - ask her some questions. And yep, she answered them so here's a chance to learn more about Janiera:

Please share how you got started with writing?
The writing bug bit me when I came down with Mononucleosis in college and had to leave college for a while. Mono is very painful physically and emotionally so, writing was very therapeutic. I developed Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; it’s been a real battle but writing helps me forget about the pain. I wish I had an elaborate story but this is it. LOL.

No elaborate story needed. Each road to writing and publishing is unique as a story all it's own.

What is the title of your latest novel and please share a blurb about it.
My latest release is Book 2 of the Soul Sisters series, Dark Expectations.  My blurb can actually tell you about the book better than I can:
With Ani taking her place as queen, there are some enemies lurking she could never imagine! There's a secret compound in California that wants to know the secrets to making a vampire or werewolf. When they kidnap Ani during a trip back to California they might actually get what they want. Her sister Dana, her lover Diego and other vampires do everything they can to get her back. If they don't succeed,they face being controlled completely by the human race forever! Dark Expectations is the exciting sequel to Soul Sisters that's full of adventure, danger and what it means to be queen!
*****Praise For Dark Expectations**** ......... overall it was well written, enough action to keep you gripped, entertaining and well-paced throughout. If you loved Soul Sisters then you won't be disappointed with Dark Expectations. -Claire Taylor #2 Top Reader on Goodreads

 Yowza! Sounds like an exciting read :-)

If you could sit down and share a glass of your favorite beverage with one of your characters, who would it be and why?
Hmmm- That is a really good question! I would like to sit down with Dana from the Soul Sister series. We share so much in common like our love for books and simple pleasures. She’s strong but soft spoken and cultured so we’d have a ton to talk about! I’d like to say Ani, the vampire sister, but I believe she would try to eat me. LOL.

Okay...Note to self: invite Dana to drink with and not Ani so as not to get drank from lol!!!

Would you consider yourself a plotter or a pantser?
A panster, I can never plot my novel or I’ll get bored with it and never finish writing it. I find it more enjoyable to write and let the characters take me where they want to go. If I have an idea I’ll try to jot it down and work it in though so that all the good stuff doesn’t slip away! lol

That sounds like a great way to enjoy the adventure of writing :-)

Were there any “darling” characters/scenes that didn’t make the final cut? If so, what?
I usually don’t edit out entire scenes.  I change them a bit but I can’t bare to cut out scenes entirely.

Hard and fast with ‘the rules of writing” or more like “guidelines”?
I don’t follow “the rules of writing” much. I like to have fun with my writing and I’m not really that good at grammar so yeah, I don’t really follow the rules until my editor makes me.

Hot button round:
Favorite snack? –Beef Jerky, I’m serious. I love this stuff!
Least favorite food?-Collard Greens, my family loves them but I hate the smell and taste so much!
Favorite color?- Red and sometimes Black. It depends on the mood.
E-book or paperback/hardcover?-I love Hardbacks but right now ebooks are my favorite. They're so convenient.
Shop-a-holic or work-a-holic or a different kind of –a-holic?
Work-a-holic & Book-a-holic! My work is at home so I’m always doing something and I can never seem to have enough books or ebooks. I need a book intervention, for real!

Thanks for having me on your wonderful blog Angela!

Thank you for stopping by, Janiera :-)

You can check out more about Janiera and her work:
Add to Goodreads
Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power. However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world!
Add to Goodreads
With Ani taking her place as queen, there are some enemies lurking she could never imagine! There's a secret compound in California that wants to know the secrets to making a vampire or werewolf. When they kidnap Ani during a trip back to California they might actually get what they want. Her sister Dana, her lover Diego and other vampires do everything they can to get her back. If they don't succeed, they face being controlled completely by the human race forever! Dark Expectations is the exciting sequel to Soul Sisters that's full of adventure, danger and what it means to be queen!

About the author:
Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry.When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.

How to haunt Janiera:
Thursday, February 14, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Indie Love Giveaway - Happy Valentine's Day!!

20 indie authors have come together to say thank you for following them and supporting their work!
This huge Valentine's day Giveaway will give one winner 20+ prizes including ebooks, paperbacks and swag!
Want to show your love for books on Valentine's day? Show these authors some love and enter to win these swoon-worthy  prizes!
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Happy Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Birthdays and Visits

So, today is the official day of my birthday. I'm thrilled to complete another year of life. But more so because I've been living a lot more since I've really hopped into making my writing dreams come to fruition.

Self publishing Neverlove may not have been a planned event, but it brought me and continues to bring me a great deal of joy. Which is why I'm glad to give away three paperback copies as part of My Birthday Month fun

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Neverlove by Angela Brown


by Angela Brown

Giveaway ends February 28, 2013.
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And for my birthday, I get to spend time with my awesome Partner in ParanormYA, Gwen Gardner, over at Shelley Munro's blog. Come check us out :-)

My version of birthday celebration is pretty quiet, preferring the company of great friends (like I get to do today HUGS EVERYONE!!!). What do you like to do for your birthday?

Monday, February 11, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

A Winner and The Importance of Not Forgetting

The YA Giveaway Hop was wonderful. So many great responses!

And the winner is...

Cary Morton!!

Now to the importance of NOT forgetting. The following phrases are pretty familiar:

Remember the Alamo

December 7th, the day that will live in infamy

9/11...we will never forget

So I have to shake my head in wonder when I hear the following phrase:
Why can't black people just get over slavery and forget that whole civil rights stuff already?
(Yes, I've heard this come from more than one person's lips -_-)

History, with ALL its many flaws, is studied, written about and re-written in correction. The purpose isn't to bemoan its occurrence, but to learn from it, grow from it and enhance the present from the lessons of the past. It is also very good to engage in learning of the past to identify with historical heritage.

History isn't something to be swept under the rug because of disgust, shame or fear of its many ugly parts. There's plenty of beauty in the past as well.

What are your thoughts when it comes to history?
Sunday, February 10, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Even Blogger Book Fair Fun Must End OR Does It?

Unfortunately, the BBF fun must draw to a close, but not without one more spotlight of an engaging author.

Get to know Dan O'Brien

Please share how you got started with writing? Writing began, as I imagine it does for a lot of writers, as a hobby to pass the time. Much of my childhood was spent moving around, so it was only natural that I created my own adventures wherever I went. The writing bug bit me in middle school and continues to grow each day with every piece of prose written.

What is the title of your latest work and please share a blurb about it. My most recent novel was The Path of the Fallen. I will do you one better than sharing a blurb with you, I will offer a free look:

If you could sit down and share a glass of your favorite beverage with one of your characters, who would it be and why? I would probably say a cup of tea and the Crossroads from The Journey. The novella is grounded in an examination of the history of philosophy set to a fantastical backdrop. The Crossroads is a transient entity that offers guidance to the Lonely. There is something about this character that reminds me of myself, and as such I imagine a conversation would be quite interesting.

Would you consider yourself a plotter or a pantser? I am a disciplined plotter who uses organization to support my pantser habit.

Were there any “darling” characters/scenes that didn’t make the final cut? If so, what? Words don’t bleed, so I cut them. As a result, much of what did not make the cut was hardly darling. There were some short stories that never saw the light of day, but I have been able to do away with too much unfocused emotional connection to writing that does inspire, challenge, or take a reader on a journey of some kind.

Hard and fast with ‘the rules of writing” or more like “guidelines"? I would say that the current publishing trend lends itself to being a writer who has a sense of the rules of the “old guard,” but is willing to realize that much of what was canon has now changed. I have a tendency to adapt to the environment as it changes, makes for smooth sailing.

What advice would you tell an aspiring author? Understand what your goal with writing is. Figure out what strengths you have to achieving this goal and then deploy those skills toward your goal. And read a lot.

Hot button round:
Favorite snack? I would say tea and apples.
Least favorite food? Milk, ugh.
Favorite color? Blue.
E-book or paperback/hardcover? Used paperback.
Shop-a-holic or work-a-holic or a different kind of –a-holic? Workaholic and Exercise-a-holic.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us today :-)
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Saturday, February 9, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Better Than Chocolate AND Rebecca Brings Her Sweetest Downfall and The Forever Girl

Book Blogger Fair (Click Here to Browse the Fair) fun continues for another day. Thanks to Nikki Jefford for hosting this special 99 cents event!!!
Don't forget, Neverlove is discounted to 99 cents for this event. Better Than Chocolate, baby!

Now I'd like to take a moment to spread more authorly love. Enter the wonderful Rebecca Hamilton with Her Sweetest Downfall and The Forever Girl!!

Her Sweetest Downfall is a short story/novella of 30,000 words. This is not a novel/full-length read, but works as a companion novel to THE FOREVER GIRL, Rebecca Hamilton's bestselling paranormal fantasy debut.
Ophelia's been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.
When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her worries. She’s destined to don a new mask—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.
What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man she loves.
Set in an alternate Regency England, "Her Sweetest Downfall" is a standalone novella in the "Forever Girl" series, written as a gift to fans of the Forever Girl series.
HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, fantasy, and vampire fiction.

The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

"Whatever you do, fight."
Sophia's family has skeletons, but they aren't in their graves. At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her. Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous. One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him. Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council's way. It's a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampire fiction, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
Friday, February 8, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

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Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

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The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
Reunion by Jeff Bennington
Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2) * 1st book FREE! * by Karina Halle
Guardian Of Fate by L.J. Kentowski
Ember's Curse by Gena D. Lutz
FEARLESS by Tawdra Kandle

Science Fiction and Fantasy
Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion
To Ride a Puca by Heather McCorkle

Contemporary Romance and Chick Lit
The Reunion by Elizabeth Aloe
The Game Changer by Marie Landry
Broken and Mending by J.B. McGee

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