Book Promotion: Whispers: A Collection of Dark Tales by Alyssa Cooper

Today’s book promotion comes from Alyssa Cooper and her book called Whispers: A Collection of Dark Tales. If you like Paranormal/Horror stories, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  Whispers: A Collection of Dark Tales
Author: Alyssa Cooper
Genre:
Paranormal fiction, horror

 

Publisher: Self-published title
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
5/24/2014

 

Summary:
A loving mother returned from the grave. A vampire fallen prey to her own kind. A young girl who can set the night aflame. These are the whispered stories of the night’s darkest creatures.

Zombies, werewolves, ghosts, and other things that never found a name; this collection of eleven short stories explores the darkest corners of the unknown. Complete with eleven illustrations by the author herself, Whispers finds the creatures hiding in the dark, and drags them into the light.

Contents

A Mother’s Love
Max only came home for the funeral; she never expected to stay. But when her mother returns from the grave to find the daughters she left behind, Max has no other choice. She must keep her family safe.

The Fever
A newborn werewolf’s first transformation can be ecstasy, or it can be agony. For this newborn, tormented by the loss of her creator while still swimming in her memory, it just might be both.

The Motel Room
Since his death, this ghost has been trapped in a motel room. Only when a maid enters the room, and the two lock eyes, does he begin to discover the true power behind his ghostly form.

King of the Forest
A little girl sleeps in the forest, growing dark fruit from her night time thoughts as the tree’s roots twist deeper into her heart. Only the King of the Forest can tear the two apart.

Fall From Glory
An alpha predator in her own mind, this vampire stalks through her city, taking any prey she chooses. When her guard slips, caution replaced by confidence, she will find herself on the opposite end of the chase.

The Drawer
Lost somewhere between real life and a nightmare, a little girl grows up in an old, crumbling bedroom. Although she has always longed for silence, when she is finally left alone in the quiet house, she discovers how horrifying solitude can be.

Pyromaniac
Tristan lives for the nightlife. When a dangerous man attempts to shatter her reverie, she’s forced to teach him a lesson. Not your typical teenager, this girl will set the night on fire.

Whispering Peak
Martha and her brother were born in the Outlands. They have never seen the grand capital, Invictus City. But when their general is taken hostage, Martha and Asher have no choice but to make their way through the monumental steel gates that enclose the city, and bring him home.

Night Terrors
As a child, she dreamt of wolves. Growing into a woman, she left her wolf pack behind, forgetting the dreams that had shaped her so long. Tonight, the wolves will come to take their sister home.

Beggars
Shelley has always been little afraid of commitment; in almost a century of being a vampire, she has never longed for a companion. When she meets a young homeless boy with a sweet tooth, though, she begins to change her mind.

The Walkers
The walkers roam a desert of endless silver sand, under a sky that shines with the light of twin moons. When the smallest walker wanders away from her tribe and finds the first human ever seen in their desert, all of their lives will change forever.

 

The Author:

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I want to thank Alyssa Cooper for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Whispers: A Collection of Dark Tales!

 

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Book Promotion: Solomon’s Sieve by Victoria Danann

Today’s book promotion comes from Victoria Danann and her book called Solomon’s Sieve. If you like Paranormal Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:Solomon’s Sieve
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, SciFi

Publisher: 7th House
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
5/25/2014

Summary:
When Sovereign Solomon Nemamiah lay dying on a beach under an overturned vehicle with his fiancée 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.

Dr. Mercy Renaux is a new hire archeologist seeking to change her life and find something to blot out the guy she can’t forget. Sir Rafael Nightsong, bad boy member of the infamous Z Team, is the guy she can’t forget. When his team is assigned to escort the recent recruit to Bulgaria on a mission to contain irrefutable evidence that vampire exist, they both wish they worked for somebody else.

The Author:

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I want to thank Victoria Danann for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Solomon’s Sieve!

 

Book Promotion: Hope(less) by Melissa Haag

Today’s book promotion comes from Melissa Haag and her book called Hope(less). If you like YA Paranormal Romance, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  Hope(less)
Author: Melissa Haag
Genre:
Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

 

Publisher: Melissa Haag
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
4/7/2013

 

Summary:
In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her confirm it.

Clueless regarding the reason behind her sight and her place in the world, Gabby struggles to find the answers she needs. A revelation leads Gabby to a secluded wooded location. An introduction sends her running back home, but not quite alone…

When other werewolves start to stalk her and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay’s help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.

 

The Author:

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Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?

The best part about writing Hope(less) was when I handed the finished product over to my critique readers and they loved it. Though I have imagination, I wasn’t sure it would entertain anyone other than myself.

Where did you get your idea for this story?

Hope(less) is the first book in a series. The idea came from a very short dream. I’ve written the dream as scene in the second book of the series. When I had started writing the scene, I’d thought it would evolve into a simple stand alone book. Something happened along the way…

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Just keep writing!

 

I want to thank Melissa Haag for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Hope(less)!

 

Promo: Palehua by A. J. Llewellyn

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Lio Paikai, reincarnated warrior of the lost Hawaiian kingdom, finds trouble in paradise. The old island gods demand Pālehua from his family: blood sacrifice.

Lio Paikai is adjusting to both his new, extremely passionate relationship with his lover, Kord Ashley, and his status as ‘Ailani, the reincarnated, loyal warrior who fought for the last king of the Hawaiian islands Oahu and Maui. Having severed his ties with his mother, Kalani, Lio grows closer to his father and his new family, but Kalani won’t leave them alone.

Violating a restraining order of protection, she is arrested. Hours later, when Lio accompanies his stepmother to a birthing class, a strange woman falls from the sky landing on the hood of his SUV. Old wounds, old curses, and the demand for retribution threaten to destroy his entire family. Lio must uncover the identity of the fallen woman and soon learns her heartbreaking connection to his mother and the damage it has caused Kalani her entire life. Lio must right an ancient wrong and appease the old island gods that demand an immediate Pālehua: blood sacrifice.

 

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Excerpt

One hour and five minutes later, we walked out of the house. Marcella kept assuring me I’d done very well as she held my arm. My back, neck, and shoulders ached. I’d had to act out giving birth to a baby-doll while Marcella pretended to be my birthing partner.

I felt sorry for my dad. The way she’d screamed at me gave me every indication that she would be a real Nazi in the delivery room.

I was in total panic. I’d had to pretend to give birth to the fake baby so that I empathized with Marcella’s process, but found the experience so traumatic I didn’t think I’d ever get over it. I kept trying to imagine her vagina opening to a huge, cavernous space as my father massaged the baby’s emerging head with olive oil.

Had he done this for me and Louie? What about Marcella? Wouldn’t the pain be horrendous?

“You did great, sweetie,” she said. “You’re a champion.”

“No, I’m not. I’m a wuss. I couldn’t handle the belly.”

“You were fabulous.”

“Who was better, me or Kord?”

“Oh, sweetie. Don’t do this to yourself.”

“Kord, right?”

She flashed me a guilty look. “Well, he sang show tunes as he delivered.” She frowned suddenly. “I should have realized then that he was gay.”

As we got to the SUV, she peered inside. “Sweetie, do we have any apples in there?”

No, we didn’t, but a quick stop over at Foodland would fix that.

As I let her into the passenger side, I stared across the road at a newish house right on the corner. I had no idea why it held my interest, but I caught a sudden glimpse of ghostly children running across the street to it.

I blinked, and nostalgia filled my soul. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The streets were all gone, and I stared at miles and miles of sugar crops. I was standing on the site of an old plantation.

I saw a flash of a different building right on this corner. It was the kind of old Hawaiian-style building that marked a different era. Painted white and with a red roof, it had a lanai in front. I swear I smelled ice cream and chocolate. I heard laughter.

Across the top I saw in faded lettering the name Goo.

And just like that, the image faded.

When I got into the driver’s side, Marcella said, “What are you seeing, sweetie?”

Shaking my head, I threw off the sudden emotion I felt. “I know it sounds weird, but I got a glimpse of what used to be there.”

“What did you see?”

I hesitated. “A huge sugar plantation. And right where the house is, I saw a shop. A lot of kids went to it. I think it was a kind of soda fountain.”

She reached her hand over to mine. “It was. It was the old Plantation Store, but people called it Charlie Goo’s Store after the owner. It closed about twenty years ago.”

I nodded. A strange, unsettled feeling came over me.

“You think maybe the spirits are getting you ready for a new case?” she asked.

“I’m thinking, maybe.”

We weren’t wrong.

Twenty seconds later, something fell on the hood of the car, making us both scream. It wasn’t a coconut. It wasn’t a bowling bowl. It wasn’t a vagina or even an empathy belly. What fell on my hood and scared the heck out of both of us was a woman. At least, I thought she was.

And she’d fallen out of the clear blue sky.

 

About the Author

A.J. Llewellyn is an author whose obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading, and dreaming up new worlds. AJ has definitely stopped Google searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste-test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 150 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all.

You can find this author lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Diner Dash.

 

A.J.’s links:

http://www.ajllewellyn.com

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Book Promotion: Gathering Storm by Victoria Danann

Today’s book promotion comes from Victoria Danann and her book called Gathering Storm. If you like Paranormal Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  Gathering Storm
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, SciFi

 

Publisher: 7th House
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 
9/18/2013

 

Summary:
Black Swan Knight, Sir Engel Storm, is acting like somebody else. His friends, former members of the preeminent team of vampire hunters, reunite to try to salvage his image and reputation. Meanwhile, Ralengclan assassins from Elora Laiken’s home dimension send a second wave assassination team to Jefferson Unit at the worst possible time, when it’s been left defended by only the misfit bad boys of Z Team, the rookie – Glendennon Catch, the Lady Elora Laiken, Sir Fennimore, and the boys in training who may someday make the cut and the choice to be knights.

NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL. Read Book #1, My Familiar Stranger first.

The Author:

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BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series of 2013 – Reviewer’s Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild

 

 

I want to thank Victoria Danann for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Gathering Storm!

 

Promotion: Moonlight by Victoria Danann

Today’s book promotion comes from Victoria Danann and her book called Moonlight . If you like Paranormal Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  Moonlight 
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, SciFi

 

Publisher: 7th House
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 
5/16/2013

 

Summary:
The sexy, but ill-humored werewolf king, Stalkson Grey, embarks on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams in a bid to save the Elk Mountain tribe from extinction. In the process of mass migrating to a new home, Grey learns that even old crusty werewolves can be struck dumb by second chance love and driven to the desperate, foolish actions of the young when he kidnaps a young innocent who has spent her entire life in the cloistered sheltered environment of a cult.

Meanwhile, B Team learns the shocking truth about the origin of the vampire virus when Jefferson Unit hosts immortal teenage vampire who turn things upside down with their interpretation of Animal House.

NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL. Read Book #1, My Familiar Stranger first.

 

The Author:

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BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series of 2013 – Reviewer’s Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild

 

 

I want to thank Victoria Danann for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Moonlight!

 

Book Promotion: A Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann

Today’s book promotion comes from Victoria Danann and her book called A Summoner’s Tale. If you like Paranormal Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  A Summoner’s Tale
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, SciFi

 

Publisher: 7th House
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 
2/13/2013

 

Summary:
While the devastatingly seductive ex-vampire, Istvan Baka, is forced to relive his tragic life as human and confront his past as vampire, a very pregnant Elora Laiken faces an ultimate test of survival when she’s attacked by assassins from her dimension of origin. While their friends and mates mount respective searches and epic rescue efforts, these two friends and almost lovers, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle alone through their own personal tortures in pain and darkness.

This is the story of Heaven McBride, a Black Swan demonologist who was temporarily assigned as Baka’s assistant. When he turns up missing, Heaven agrees to submit to hypnosis to help the rescue effort with possible clues about his disappearance buried in her subconscious mind. During those sessions, she proves that love can wait patiently through lifetimes for the chance to blossom and be fulfilled. She also inadvertently reveals that she’s been hiding a unique musical talent. She’s the once-in-a-generation summoner, who can call any creature with her flute. Even vampires.

NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL. Read Book #1, My Familiar Stranger first.

 

The Author:

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BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series of 2013 – Reviewer’s Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild

 

 

I want to thank Victoria Danann for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read A Summoner’s Tale!

 

Book Promotion: The Witch’s Dream by Victoria Danann

Today’s book promotion comes from Victoria Danann and her book called The Witch’s Dream. If you like Paranormal Romances, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  The Witch’s Dream
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, SciFi

 

Publisher: 7th House
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
10/3/2012

 

Summary:
When B Team arrives in Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding ends abruptly when Katrina is kidnapped by a demon with a grudge. While Black Swan’s best tracker frantically searches for Kay’s fiance, Elora, Ram, and Baka are tasked with bringing in a stray werewolf causing havoc in London and finding him a suitable new home.

NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL. Read Book #1, My Familiar Stranger first.

 

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BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series of 2013 – Reviewer’s Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild

 

 

I want to thank Victoria Danann for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Witch’s Dream!

 

Promo: To Have or to Haunt by Ishabelle Torry

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Can Melanie’s Halloween bash survive Leah’s ghostly tricks?

Melanie Fyre is a passionate teacher determined to raise funds for the town’s school. What better way to do it than by expanding the local businesses? All she needs is land. Untouched for years thanks to a local superstition, the Crowe property is perfect. If Melanie can debunk the myth, she can get the use of those 600 beautiful acres. She just has to prove to the town that Leah’s ghost is not haunting the mansion, even on Samhain night.

Burned to death and proclaimed a witch, Leah Crowe’s soul has been cursed to an eternity of loneliness, all because she dared to love a woman. When the saucy Melanie arrives at her home to throw a costume party that mocks Leah’s very existence, the bitter ghost resolves to renew the town’s fear of her name. Will Leah’s ghost ruin all of Melanie’s plans?

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Excerpt

That voice… Melanie’s head snapped left, then right. “Leah?” On either side stood groups of people, but no one she didn’t recognize immediately—even through the plethora of costumes. She turned in a circle, searching for the face the voice belonged to. “You know it’s not nice to stalk people.”

“I was thinking much the same in regards to someone inviting themselves into my home.”

Melanie jumped. It sounded as if Leah were speaking directly into her ear. “Your home? As in Leah Crowe’s home?” She laughed so hard she snorted. “So that’s what you were doing in the room upstairs…haunting me?”

Once again, Leah’s voice sounded near. “No. I had only intended to ask that you leave and take your party elsewhere. I will haunt you if you fail to comply.”

Melanie crossed her arms and chuckled. Someone was definitely pranking her.

Circled by a group of men paying homage to her costume, Ally randomly waved from across the room, raising a glass of beer. Melanie smirked. So busted! This scenario had her best friend’s name written all over it. She nodded, licking her lips. “Bring it on, ghost chick. This party needs some entertainment anyway.”

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About the Author

At the age of fourteen, Ishabelle Torry stole her first romance novel, Warrior’s Lady by Madeline Baker, from her mother’s glass “no-no” cabinet. It was then Ishabelle fell in love with the idea of new worlds, love conquers all, and the ability to forget the real world as she took on the lives of characters that were just as real as the people she interacted with every day. It wasn’t long before her fixation with romance novels landed her in the high school office to collect the books confiscated during the previous week. Ishabelle swore one day she’d write the kind of book that would keep readers so enthralled, they’d too risk confiscation to keep turning the pages!

Review for Witchrise by Victoria Lamb

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My Rating: 4 /5

Author:  Victoria Lamb
Title: Witchrise

Genre:  Paranormal

Background:

Amazon Description:
Only one witch can rise above the coming storm

When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy—her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook—she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

Now Meg must discover the secret of Invictus—her mother’s magical ring. Summoned back to Hatfield, she knows a battle is coming. But Meg is no longer alone in her struggle against Dent. Surrounded by her friends, she faces her greatest challenge head-on: losing Alejandro, her beloved. For it seems the Spanish novice has been keeping secrets from them all.

Powers clash and hearts break in the spellbinding third book of The Tudor Witch Trilogy

Narration: First Person through Meg

Standalone or Part of a Series: Third book of a trilogy

Opinions:

**May contain spoilers for the prior two books**

[First of all, I have to admit that this was my own fault when I put in to win the book off of Goodreads. I did not realize that this book was part of a trilogy – and in fact, the last book. I have not read the first two books. Therefore, this review is based solely on me reading the last book as a standalone – which can be done. The only downside – besides missing what really happened in full detail from the other two books – is that the characters already knew each other and built relationships. I was unable to get the full effect of that in the last book.]

The story continues to follow Meg, a witch, from Tudor England. Meg tends to be outspoken and unwilling to yield in a man’s world – including magick. She must face Marcus Dent, a witchfinder, who has been given magick unintentionally by Meg herself. He is power hungry and a straightforward bad guy. Meg also has to deal with her love interest, Alejandro, who wants to marry her but does not want her to keep her magick once married. Richard, John Dee’s apprentice, continues to love Meg. At points, she is confused about Alejandro and Richard. I might have missed a few things in the other books, but the love side of the story seems to be fairly obvious rather than a complex love triangle. Elizabeth (currently exiled by Queen Mary) is a little weak for what I pictured her. She shows her royalty periodically in the book, but not the spitfire that I would imagine her to be.

The story moves along swiftly. Many things happen in the book. I have a feeling it was very similar to the last two books with action. It includes magic, deception, fights, and spying. Because this is the final book, Meg must decide her fate – magick or love – and defend that against Dent and the witchfinders.