Sunday, May 25, 2014

SOLOMON'S SIEVE by Victoria Danann

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PUBLISHER: 7th House (Imprint of Andromeda LLC)
27th May 2014
Solomon’s Sieve, Book 7 (Knights of Black Swan)
Named Best Paranormal Romance Series of 2013 by REVIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS (Paranormal Romance Guild).
Nominated for Best Paranormal Romance Series of 2014 IRC READERS CHOICE AWARDS – Voting in September. Victoria Danann is also up for Author of the Year.
When Sovereign Solomon Nemamiah lay dying on a beach under an overturned vehicle with his fiancé helplessly sobbing next to him, he made a vow to himself that he would refuse to stay in some arbitrary afterlife. He silently promised to return and finish what he started with The Order of the Black Swan and the love of his life. When the new Sovereign of Jefferson Unit begins saying and doing things that remind people of Sol, it raises suspicion in the minds of people who were closest to him.
The mutated and more aggressive strain of vampire virus surges back to the forefront of The Order’s priorities forcing retirees to be recalled and trainees to be inducted earlier than ever before.
Meanwhile, The Order sends Z Team with its newest member, Glendennon Catch, to escort new recruit, Dr. Mercedes Renaux, to Bulgaria. Her mission is to shut down and investigate an archeological site that may contain irrefutable evidence that vampire exist. Their mission is to protect her.
Available to purchase from:
Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Smashwords, and KOBO
 
Excerpt

EXCERPT #1
Kay gave Storm an amused look. “In some ways this feels more familiar than watching TV with my wife. ”
They were separating from Ram and Rev, going opposite ways in an alley. Storm looked back over his shoulder at Ram and Rev walking away. On a whim he called out, “Sol!” Without hesitation, Rev turned and said, “Yeah?”
The four of them stood frozen, Storm and Rev staring at each other, Kay and Ram looking back and forth between the two. Let it never be said that Ram didn’t know how to handle a situation delicately. “What the fuck, Stormy?”
“You know, that’s a good question, Ram. And well put.” Storm didn’t take his eyes off Rev.
“Something you want to tell us.”
Rev pursed his lips before growling. “No.”
“You sure?”
“You gone hard of hearing?”
Storm’s gaze was a concentrated challenge, pinning Rev in place, but he moved in close enough for quiet conversation.
“How about clueing us in, brother,” Kay was as calm as the eye of a hurricane as he nudged Storm. “What’s going on here?”
“Has it seemed to you that there are things about the new Sovereign that seem familiar? Eerily so?”
“Like what?” Ram asked as he eyed Rev from top to bottom.
“Oh, like the fact that he smokes the same brand of Turkish cigars that Sol used to smoke. And lights them with an old school fluid lighter. Then he puts the lighter down in front of him and turns it around and around the same way Sol used to.” Kay turned his attention toward Rev and began regarding him with increased interest. “How about the way he screws up his mouth when he’s aggravated or the way he steeples his fingers when he’s making a decision?”
Rev lifted his chin in defiance and narrowed his eyes at Storm. “And let’s not forget the fact that he took a bead on Farnsworth about thirty seconds after arriving Jefferson Unit. Doesn’t it strike you as a little strange that he handles Sol’s job like he knows what he’s doing? No. Not like he knows what he’s doing. Like he’s done it before!”
Ram eased around in front of Rev so that the three veteran members of B Team appeared united as the inquisitors they had just become. They stood in a dimly lit alley with accusation hanging in the air, waiting for Rev to answer.
“Your imagination’s just got the better of you, Sir Storm.”
“There! Right there. I never met another knight who called me Sir Storm. But Sol did.” Storm glanced at Kay. “All the time. Called me Mr. Storm when I was a kid. Switched to Sir Storm when I was inducted.” He stepped closer to Rev. “When I called Sol’s name, you turned around like you’d been answering to that name your whole life.”
Ram and Kay were giving Rev looks that said the questions weren’t going to go away just by staring Storm down. Finally Rev replied with the cool of an iceberg.
“So what are you saying? Exactly? That I’m a body snatcher?”
“What I’m doing right now is asking questions.”
“I don’t have answers for you.”
“NO!” Rev’s answer was a little too forceful and a little too quick.
“Start talking.” Rev blew out a breath and looked around at the alley.
”Let’s go sit down somewhere private.” He ran a hand through his hair. “I’ll buy a round of drinks and tell you a story. Not about me mind you. A story about a guy I heard of.”

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About the Author
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My early work (eight-years-old) would be called fan fiction today. I began by writing my version of Bobbsey Twins novels on legal pads that my dad brought home from the office. As an only child – in the days before children became little electronic receivers – there was often not much to do other than seek amusement in my own head.
Childhood fantasies involved being the only girl (for some odd reason) at a ranch for wayward boys. Yes. I do realize this sounds vaguely familiar. Those fantasies were supported by real life events because the boys included me in the afternoon neighborhood games whether it was cowboy/Indians or G.I. Joe.
When I left the Bobbsey Twins behind I didn’t write again until I was married with children and in my mid-twenties. I completed a paranormal romance and gave it to my spouse to read. After hearing his criticisms I didn’t write again for decades. At the time I didn’t understand that he’s the absolute farthest thing from my audience.
It turned out to be a blessing because during that time that I didn’t write, I lived an extremely full life. I traveled a lot, raised a family, got an education (I have an M.A. in Psychology) and explored my compulsion to be a spiritual seeker. The fantasies were a constant companion throughout. The faces and names of the characters changed as I matured, but they remained a source of comfort. They helped me through hell-raising teenagers and three near-death scares.
By the time I started writing again, I had something to say.
I write cross-genre with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of sci-fi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. My heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. My heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.
Author Links
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: www.facebook.com/vdanann  
FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: www.facebook.com/victoria.danann.9  
TWITTER: @vdanann
 
Awards
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2012    My first book, My Familiar Stranger, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by both Reviewers’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards.
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2013    Knights of Black Swan named Best Paranormal Romance Series of 2013 by REVIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS (Paranormal Romance Guild).
2013    A Summoner’s Tale, Book 3 won Best Paranormal Romance Novel of the year
2013    Moonlight, Book 4 won Best Vampire~Shifter Novel of the year
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2014    IRC READERS CHOICE AWARDS – Voting in September.
Nominated for Best Paranormal Romance Series
Victoria Danann nominated for Author of the Year.
Moonlight (Book 4) nominated for Best Paranormal Romance
Gathering Storm (Book 5) for Best Fantasy Romance AND Best Scifi Futuristic Novel
All of my books have opened on the Amazon Best Sellers list and earned Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK awards.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet Riley Woznicki




I am calling on all Indie Authors and the Drag Racing community for your help in this task. This story comes from our very own. When it comes to children the lines that divide us from north, south, east or west disappear. This story comes from Michael and Jennifer Woznicki who are from Illinois. Michael enjoys the Drag Racing world and Jennifer is an avid reader. I'm sure you can agree it's the best of both worlds and here is their daughter's story.

Riley is a twin and was born at 25 weeks, 1.7 lbs, and spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital. She was behind in reaching childhood development milestones and was eventually diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 3 yrs old. She continues to receive physical and occupational therapy to help with her disabilities. Riley does not walk and relies on her wheelchair when out of the house. We are trying to win a wheelchair accessible van to help make transportation easier. As she continues to grow, it is getting more difficult to lift her and the wheelchair into a traditional minivan. Your votes can help Riley win this much needed vehicle! To try and raise votes for Miss Riley I will give away a signed copy of Wicked Destiny. All you have to do is like, share, tag your friends, and even produce a snap shot confirming your vote. This will run until May 9th, 2014. Should we get over 200 likes with this post I will donate my whole series. (Wicked Destiny, Declan's Wicked Temptation, Wicked Bound, and Viktor's Wicked Revenge) So basically for every 50 likes I will add a book to the pot. Facebook has absolutely no affiliation with this at all.
Here is the link where you can help make a difference. No donation is required, just a simple vote.
http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/.../riley-woznicki.../

Just read Riley's mother's message to everyone if you need just a little more convincing:
I am proud to nominate my daughter Riley who is my hero and my life! Riley is a twin and was born at 25 weeks, 1.7 lbs. Riley and her sister Reagan spent the first 3 months of their lives in the NICU struggling to survive.

 

I knew early on that Riley was special! While in the NICU, Riley was always just a few steps behind her sister. She took longer to get off the ventilator and was behind due to an infection that causes destruction to the intestine. Her fight was long and all we could do was be there to show how much we love her.

 

After their release, we were overjoyed at their homecoming but scared for the unknown that was ahead. The twins came home on oxygen, 2 monitors, and a long list of meds. Not the typical homecoming new parents imagine.

 

As time passed, I noticed Riley falling further behind. Riley took longer to get off the oxygen and monitors. Her meds list shortened but was still there after Reagan's had stopped. Reagan began sitting up, crawling, standing, and walking while Riley remained stagnant. We worked with Early Intervention getting her the support she needed. She worked with occupational and physical therapists and still does today.

 

She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 3. Despite getting therapy, Riley still doesn't walk. As Riley grows, it has been getting more difficult to transport her. We carry her to get around our home, into the car, and lift her wheelchair in the trunk of our current vehicle (which is 10 years old, nearing 100,000 miles). We continue the struggle to accommodate her needs: equipment, AFO's and physical therapy.

 

Despite these obstacles, Riley remains a happy child! She is the only child in her school in a wheelchair. Her classmates know there is nothing Riley can't do, she just does it in a different way. Her friendly smile and infectious laugh help others see beyond her disability! She answers questions kids curiously have and naturally implements acceptance. Riley has advocated change for her daycare which is slowly working on handicap accessibility. She works with her inclusion aide to participate in activities. We continue moving forward making Riley a catalyst for change in our community. Her strong determination in life will one day take her a few steps ahead. A new van will make sure we get her there!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Faith & Trust by Amanda Kay

 
 
DUE TO RELEASE APRIL 22, 2014
 

Several years ago Bree did something the forever altered her world…

Games now run her life. Games where the ending could be heartbreak.

Eventually the past catches up with her, when a little faith and trust go a long way.

 

PART ONE: SEEK & FIND (COLT & HARPER)
Colt Withers' life changed October 31st, 2012. That Halloween night, he needed to forget his twin sister Rachel. Unexpectedly, he stumbles upon a wicked voodoo queen. Now, after a not-so-lucky encounter, Colt must find his true love, gain her love, and learn to love himself, all before the New Year is rung in. Or forever remain a werewolf.
Harper Grace has been quiet and reserved ever since her mother died when she was twelve. She has tried to be in control of everything. Her dad tries his best and Harper loves him for it, but without her mom, she is lost--until she meets the mysterious Colt Withers. Colt is like no one else she has ever met, but she knows he has secrets-- things that she doesn't do well with, since she can't control the outcome. And she hates not being in control. When he reveals his secrets, can she handle it and stand by the only person to make her feel alive since the passing of her mother, or will she run and revert back into her self-controlled shell?

PART TWO: FINDING OZZIE (OZZIE AND REBECCA)
When you watch your best friend find her soul mate, it's hard not to want that for yourself. That was how Rebecca Patton felt watching her friend Harper fall in love with Colt. But an ordinary girl's night out with Harper changes everything when Becca meets Ozzie. She feels a connection to him, but then he disappears for five months, and Becca begins to question whether or not it is possible for her to have the fairy tale. When he comes back, Becca will have to determine if she can have faith and trust as she takes a chance on this very handsome—and very mysterious—man.
Ozzie is a wizard. And a pretty important one, at that. As son of the Headmaster of West Witch Academy, a "special" hidden school in a shady part of New Orleans, he certainly has his future planned out for him. But it's not particularly one that he wants—especially now that he's met Rebecca. But his dad's all-too-young "woman" is into some sick and twisted games, and if he wants to escape his so-called destiny and have a chance at forever with Rebecca, he is going to have to play them.

PART THREE: SEEKING NEVERLAND (PETER & FOREST)
Forest McAdams just moved into New Orleans and knows no one until she meets her neighbor Rebecca Patton and her fiancé Ozzie. They seem nice and soon she is hanging out with Becca's friends. That was how she met Peter, sort of. Ozzie's best friend. His crystal blue eyes seer through her and before she can blink she's in Peter's arms and their fighting to save his life.
Peter is a fairy, yep that's right wings, flying and a bit of magic dust. No one knows his true identity, not even Ozzie who he has known his whole life. He wasn't always a fairy. The change happened two years ago when his father suddenly disappeared, the only reason he was given, his mother. When he reconnects with Forest they get thrown into a world where make believe becomes reality, and second chances are possible. Peter just wants peace, nirvana, Neverland.
One more game, faith and trust.
Ask yourself do you believe in fairies?
 
Stalk Amanda Kay on GoodReads, Amazon, & Facebook. You can also find Amanda Kay on her website http://www.amandakayauthor.com. Don't forget to visit Bayou Brew Publishing and see all the other #BBP authors and their list of books.
 
 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WICKED BOUND NEW RELEASE!!

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Just when things are starting to make sense, things take a turn for the worse again. Although Sloane and Declan have found each other and their happiness, it gets interrupted as Viktor plans his revenge. Vowing to never use her seductive powers of darkness again, Sloane’s mother works with her to tackle her true self, help her find her inner light. Meanwhile, Declan is doing his best to find anything locked away in ancient scrolls about an Angel’s transition so he and Sloane can be together. Events take an unfortunate turn while one sacrifices themselves to save the other. Can one live without the other?

Available on AMAZON

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bayou Brew Publishing Presents Monique O'Connor James

 
 
 
 
 
Monique is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in a small community outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On her eighth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said "write whatever you want, just write." And so, a love affair with words was born.
    Her collection of novels and short stories is ever growing as writing is her first true love. Her desire to help other authors gain exposure and hone their craft grew as she navigated the publishing world alone. It is her hope that Bayou Brew Publishing will become a safe place for other writers to share their talents with the world. She believes that any dream is possible if you have the support of a great team.
 
You can follow Monique on her facebook page HERE
 
Below are two of her most recent books. There is so many more to choose from. You can look for yourself on Amazon HERE or visit Bayou Brew Publishing for a complete list. 
 
 
  
What if your soul had journeyed through many life times? What if your dreams were memories?
What if your knight in shining armor had always been near, pretending to be someone else?
Your biggest enemy is your best friend. Your parent's murderer is someone near and dear to you. Your life is not what it seemed.
When all is said and done and you found out who you really were, would you unleash Pandora's Box on the world, or find the courage to save humanity.
 
Get your copy from Amazon HERE 
 
 
If you've been cursed by a god, how many lifetimes will the punishment last? When can you finally take a breath and find everything you ever wanted? Will your hopes and dreams be stolen again and again until your soul finally rests forever?
What risks would you take to make the suffering end? Do you accept your fate and move on, or find a reason to put yourself aside and sacrifice everything to save another?
Is Anne Marie strong enough to face what the future holds?
 
Get your copy from Amazon HERE
 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hotter Than Hot by Milly Silver

Hotter Than Hot Review Tour HTML – Please feel free to use this ready made post. As a blogger I know it's much easier to use the ready made ones vs putting together each one. Feel free to make any changes you like and PLEASE remember to add your review. Thanks! ~Mindy
Hotter Than Hot by Milly Silver
~Blurb~


Maggie Lee is Space Cadet 69. She begged for a different number. But no can do. She's stuck with a 69 on her forehead, until she's vaporized. That pretty much sums up Maggie's life.
Stuck in a boring job counting tins of meatballs.
Stuck on the dullest space station in the universe, Lanzarote.
And stuck with no hope of achieving her dream of flying scout ships.
Enter hot guy Hunter in his blinged-up spaceship. Things start to get unstuck for Maggie real fast.

Maggie needs to outwit evil Lord Zagon who wants to kill her for her cherished precognition helmet, find a rare space rock to save her family from suspended animation and flee from giddy space pirates wanting to pimp out her friends to the nearest aliens. Hunter being a sexy space god isn't exactly helping Maggie's concentration levels either.
Can Maggie pull it off? If she doesn't, her family will be frozen forever and Lord Zagon will rule the universe. Then she'll definitely never get to fly scout ships.
*HOTTER THAN HOT is a NA romantic comedy. It's a light, fast read that will keep you laughing all the way through. The perfect beach read!



  ~Author Bio~



Milly Silver is the British author of the Young Adult series INTO THE DARK SERIES (#1-4), and NA romantic comedy, HOTTER THAN HOT. Milly Silver lives with her family in Cheshire, in the UK. Silver is currently writing her next series, and eating her own body weight in passion fruit sorbet.

 
~Author Links~
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MillySilverUK?fref=ts
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Milly-Silver/e/B00A983S3Y/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Twitter: @MsHappyUK
Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6589729.Milly_Silver
Blog: http://millysilver.blogspot.co.uk/


Also by Milly Silver - Into the Dark parts 1-4 Available from Amazon 







Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hotter Than HotHotter Than Hot by Milly Silver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Only thing I can say about Milly Silver and her "Hotter Than Hot" book is .... LOVED IT. I was totally impressed how her imagination brought romance and comedy together. I loved every bit of this book. You will find hidden dark humor in the book like for example the tattoo that everyone wears on their foreheads and Maggie's is "69." I found my self laughing and then shouting at Maggie to "Go For It!" Then there were times where I wanted to slap Hunter around because lets just face it men need that lol.

Hotter Than Hot is plain HAWT! You see there is an attraction between Maggie and Hunter but they never act on any of it even though they find themselves drawn to each other. Never mind the jealous computer that runs his ship or her high maintenance best friend Stacey. Although they are funny to read about too. Let's not forget about Elvis too now.

Grab your copy. I swear you will not be disappointed. There is nonstop action, comedy, and whatever else Milly Silver can conjure up. The page will somehow keep turning on it's own as you become entranced.

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