Friday, May 24, 2013

Forged by Magic Cover Reveal

Forged by Magic. Origins is a collection of short stories, featuring the characters from the Forged series. This is the first out of two prequels to the series. Each story is told from a different character point-of-view.
Find out the details about how the Amulet and the Dasht-e Kavir have been created, and how the powers of the Universe opened the gates to other dimensions, letting some terrifying supernatural creatures into the Human World. 


About the author:
Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as European born, American by choice. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English and translate her favorite Polish fairytales. 

Angela is the author of the Young Adult and New Adult fiction novels, including YA paranormal/urban fantasy series, The Forged. First book in series, Forged by Greed, was published on September 20, 2012. There are two anthologies of short stories, serving as the prequels to the series. First of them, Forged by Magic. Origins is scheduled for publishing on May 31st, 2013. The second anthology (still untitled) will be out at the end of June 2013. Next three full size novels, including Forged by Coalescence, will be released in 2013 and 2014.

Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl. 

She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat. 

Author Links:

Forged by Greed - Book One in The Forged Series - Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Amazon Author Page | Website | Newsletter signup | FB Author Page | Goodreads Page | Twitter handle @Angela_Peart | Pinterest Page

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Book Crush Sign Up for Bloggers


Hey Blogger friends!

I've mentioned the Summer Book Crush before inviting authors to join in the fun. Well, now this invitation is to you, blogger buds and buddettes (okay, that was just silly lol!!!)

Summer Book Crush event is just around the corner. We have many authors participating, with dozens of books offered at just $0.99 each.

The event will run from June 26th through June 28th.

The signups are open at:  

We will provide all the necessary information and the HTML post by June 20th. You will need to post on the morning of June 26th (no later than 9am Pacific Standard Time/6am Eastern Standard Time). It would also be extremely helpful if you could promote the event by posting on Facebook, sending tweets etc. 

Each of the participating bloggers will be entered into our giveaway. There will be two winners - each will take home a $50 to $100 gift card! 

When your post is live, please go back to the signup document and record the actual link to the post. 

So if you're a blogger interesting in participating, please make sure to sign up by clicking the link above.

And...

Feel free to share with other bloggers you know as they may be interested in participating along with getting a chance at winning the giveaway.

And...

It's all about the books so join in the fun :-)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Still Breathing...

Sometimes I wonder if it's just barely.

Just wanted to send a shout out to the bloggy world, <<HUGS>> to my bloggy buddies and a big MUAH! to readers and friends. I haven't been blogging, though I have shared a thing or two as promised to those before I hopped on this bit of bloggy-break.

Progress?

 - A novella with an editor
 - Still working through TAFD first draft
 - Reviewing edits of another MS that I hope to begin editing next month
 - Going through mind-thoughts for the next NEO Chronicles: Characters Revealed novella. They'll be on post it notes stuck around my computer soon lol!!

Funny/Cute: My Chipmunk asked me if I would consider writing a Picture Book. I have NO illustrating skills so the drawing part is out. It will take some serious effort to go from dark, YA/NA, semi-sexy or sorta-hot to PB quaint and adorable. But for her, I am going to give it a try. So that will be added to my plate pretty soon.

What's been happening in your neck of the woods?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Passing Time, by Ellie Garratt, is FREE!

But not forever :-)


Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre
Free on Kindle from May 13th to 17th.

Get your hands on these fantastic short stories TODAY!
Nine dark fiction stories that may just give you nightmares.
A man lives to regret Passing Time. A father will do anything to save his son in Expiration Date. An author finds out her worst nightmare is back in The Devil’s Song. A woman gets more than the claim fee when she takes out vampire insurance in Luna Black.

In Dining in Hell, the Death Valley Diner becomes the wrong place to stop.

A serial killer wants to add another file to his collection in The Vegas Screamer. In Eating Mr. Bone, an undertaker could meet an unfortunate end. A con man meets his first ghost in Land of the Free. And will truth finally be set free in The Letter?

Book Links

Enjoy this great teaser:


Meet Ellie Garratt
A life-long addiction to reading science fiction and horror, meant writing was the logical outlet for Ellie Garratt’s passions. She is a reader, writer, blogger, Trekkie, and would happily die to be an extra in The Walking Dead. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online. Passing Time is her first eBook collection and contains nine previously published stories. Her science fiction collection Taking Time will be published later this year.
Great stalking places:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Elle Casey’s Springtime Indie Book Giveaway


Elle Casey’s Springtime Indie Book Giveaway


Yep! It's a wonderful giveaway happening. Massive with a diverse group of authors giving, giving and giving.

And I'm one of them.

I'm giving away...
Providence, Rhode Island

Six. Whole. Months.
The longest time her mother stayed home in the last few years.
Enough time that a sense of security snuck into Abigail’s heart, lulled her mind into forgetfulness.
But the monster hadn’t forgotten.
~~~
So starts Abigail Bishop's descent to the final low in her life. Seventeen doesn't seem such a bad age to die.

For Basil Hines, perfection is the key to earning his parents' love, especially his mother. He never suspected sharing this thought with a friend would bring hellish results.

Abigail's rash decision, and failure to take her own life, leads her to V'Salicus Academy, a place to start anew, become a Cleanser, a guide to show lost souls the way to The Gates for Judgment. Basil ends up duty bound to hell, his soul gambled and lost to the Devourer, all for the price of a few words. As the devil's newest Harvestor, Basil must steal lost souls to feed his new master's constant craving.

In their new roles in life, love is forbidden, but when their paths cross, true love is what Abigail and Basil finally discover in each other. Can they hold tight to their love, or will duty trump all, leaving them both to a fate of Neverlove?
If you haven't had a chance to grab a copy of this book and would like to sign up, go here to participate in the giveaway.

Please feel free to share or tweet about this great event as it closes May 15th :-)

Possible FB share:

Get in on your chance to win great books by Indie authors participating in Elle Casey's Springtime Indie Book Giveaway. Author Angela Brown is giving away e-copies of Neverlove, an upper YA novel with paranormal, romance and action elements woven throughout. Sign up for your chance to win today!

Possible Tweets:

Win an ebook of Neverlove by entering Elle Casey's Springtime Indie Book Giveaway. Sign up TODAY! http://ellecasey.com/promotions/elle-caseys-springtime-indie-book-giveaway/ Plz #RT! #giveaway

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BTSemag, May 2013


BTSeMag May 2013 
Issue #10
New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight presents Unbound.  Take a peek inside this sizzling new wrap up to her phenomenal sci-fi fantasy adventure series.  This book also includes 3 new authors with stories aimed to fill that before bedtime reading attack.

Authors also featured inside:
Sandra Bunino
Jane Toombs
Lynn Hardy
Nora Weston
Jennifer Synder
Seraphina Donavan...and more

Columns
Read all about the newest book trends with Sandra's column:  Chic Trends in Romance
Answer all those techy questions with Lynn's Writing Types.
Discover Movie Flashbacks, the latest on the horror scene, and authors can see if their sites measure up!!

Join us!
Click for your viewing/reading pleasure - http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/may_2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

"All right Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

***Got two close ups happening today: One for me and one for DOMINUS***

Mine won't be at Sunset Boulevard. Today, I'm getting a little spotlight treatment at Pure Textuality. Please stop by to check them out.

Before heading over, I am pleased to share this book trailer for DOMINUS by Christine Fonseca.
Click to add DOMINUS to your TBR at Goodreads!
Description:
"It’s been six months since my memories returned. Six months since Aydan was again ripped away from me. Six months since I broke a piece of my best friend’s soul.
Six months...”

Nesy has found her memories, her life. Now all she wants is to forget and be human. Only human. But fate holds a different destiny. Forced into a war she wants no part of, Nesy is put to the test in ways she never thought possible as she seeks to fix the mistakes she has made. And the mistakes of her former master, Mikayel. Will she be the Sentinal she was destined to be and put an end to the fighting once and for all? Or will she fail and send humanity into slavery? The future of three worlds depends on the choices, and sacrifices, she must make in this final installment of the Requiem Series.


A few words from the author of DOMINUS:
"Each character's decisions, each twist of fate has led to this - a time when confusion reigns supreme, when up is down and down is up. And when the fate of humanity rests in the balance.  In this final installment, the decisions of the past have come back to haunt the future, and the fate of Nesy and Aydan, Zane and Cass, Celestium and Infernum, hang in the balance. The only question is, who will survive. 

This story is filled with anguish and betrayal, love and sacrifice, as I bring the series to an end. It's a story that has been part of my life for many years. Saying "goodbye" to these characters will be a profound experience for me.I hope all of you have enjoyed their stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them." - Christine Fonseca

AUTHOR INFO
Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.
When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her bloghttp://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.

And because giveaways are AWESOME, make sure to get in on this one!

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

THIS I PROMISE YOU, by Tressa Messenger

Welcome Tressa Messenger as she brings to the world THIS I PROMISE YOU.
Get your copy from Smashwords!
You only get one first of anything, and no matter the time, or space, or age, you never forget your firsts.

When thirteen year old Nicky Moore’s parents decide to buy a small summer beach cottage at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, she thought her life would end. It didn’t matter the beauty of the area - land and water as far as the eye could see - she was bound and determined to make her family’s summer vacation as dismal as she felt.


That was until she met a boy from down the beach; a beautiful boy, with the most intense brown eyes she had ever seen and a smile that could light the ocean on fire.

A summer that Nicky thought was doomed from the start, turned into a summer that she would never forget; one full of firsts. It was impossible for her to know years later how one seemingly little decision could change everything forever, but soon, as an adult, Nicky will find out that everything she once thought were real and the promises once made, were lost in a sea of inner turmoil.

You can haunt Tressa Messenger at these fine interwebz locations:
www.tressamessenger.com
www.facebook.com/tressamessenger
www.twitter.com/tressamessenger

And make sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a prize :-)
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***Do you remember YOUR first love?***

Friday, May 3, 2013

Procrastination Station

This train station has many people flowing in.
Sadly, fewer leave.
Credit: MS Word Clip Art
It's Procrastination Station where the ticket taker shouts, "All aboard!" All. Day. Long.

You know why? Because some waited to get their tickets and they're in the very long line that they KNEW would be long if they waited too long. Others waited until the very last moment to look for their tickets only to realize they don't know WHAT they did with them. Most others wander around the station trying to figure out WHY they're there at all.

Where does the train for Procrastination Station go? To more procrastination...when it finally gets people on it to go anywhere at all.

It's Procrastination Station, folks. I've been trudging around the station putting things off, pushing back self-imposed deadlines and baking cupcakes with Chipmunk. That last part was fun - and tasty - but I've been finding lots of other things to do, besides write.

So, I'm pushing through this crowd and making my way to the exit, hooking a left at Get'er Done Ave and DOING THIS!

First step is stepping back. Doing a bit of social media meditation for a few weeks. I'll still smile or Like something here or there.

For those I've already promised a spot or to guest blog, that's happening, of course, but it will be a couple of weeks before I can get things back into heavy rotation, blogging, commenting and doing more with Facebook and Twitter.

What about you folks? Have you found yourself in Procrastination Station before?