Monday, September 29, 2014

Special Giveaway for my Readers

Leave a review for any of my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, or anywhere else and enter below to win a $25 Kohls Gift Card. This giveaway is international, but please check Kohl's international shipping policy if you've never ordered from them. 


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Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find her father’s murderer.

At sixteen years old, Cassia would rather spend her days in the royal stables than in the royal court. But as the eldest child of King Robet and Queen Sarahann she obediently performs her duties as the Princess of Karah.

Her safe world changes forever when her father is murdered in the neighboring kingdom of Vespera. Cassia grapples with his loss as her mother prepares her for her new role as queen. Her first task - she must travel to Vespera to marry a prince she barely knows to fulfill the treaty her father signed just before his death.

Nothing is as simple as it seems with political intrigues and unusual powers shadowing Cassia on her search to find out who killed her father and why.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and NobleiTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.



Encounter at Shalana (Adventures of Kristy Ryan #1) is an adult space opera novel about a space pirate who almost loses everything she cares about when she’s blackmailed into running a dangerous mission for the military.


Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way - there were no free rides on her father’s ship. Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy. But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.


Previously published under the title Spectors.

Available as an ebook from Amazon. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Create Space, and your local book store.

Reviews:


"...a unique space opera among a vast number of books of its genre. Like many other space operas, its world and people are immense and beyond anything that most have imagined. But unlike most, the main character Kristy is a witty and head strong female in a male dominated world. The book was a very quick read that held my attention to the very last word pulling me into farther into her life and problems as the story progressed. I look forward to reading more stories by Angelia Almos and further unlocking the mysteries of Kristy's character." Night Owl Reviews


Unicorn Keep is a young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.

Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

Available as an ebook from Amazon,. Available as a print book from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.

Movie Monday Recap


Friday, September 26, 2014

I Am A Reader $229 #Giveaway

It’s time for the next $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.
We are giving away 2 great prizes both valued at $229.
Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!

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The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below.
The 2nd is available only to those share this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Win a Kindle Fire HDX 7", Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only)

The price of this Kindle recently dropped to $199. The winner will still receive a prize valued at $229.


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Ends 10/27/14

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Q&A: Shadow Fire by Courtney Rene

Super excited to have Courtney here to celebrate her latest release, Shadow Fire, book four of her Shadow Dancer series. I was lucky enough to read this book before it was released and it doesn't disappoint.


Q&A with Courtney on Shadow Fire:

What was the spark or initial idea that started your book?

I was feeling bad about the life that Leif was living. Yes, I know he is fictitious, but since I had created him and the story of his life, I felt he deserved a better ending. Something more than sadness and self-destruction. So, I gave him one.

What was your favorite part of writing this book?

I liked writing the past sections. It was run to wind all the characters together and show how they morphed into the people they grew to be. I had no idea it would be so much fun.

What movie or television show would you say is most like your book in tone, topic, and/or characters?

I got nothing here. I can’t think of any book or who that is like mine. It’s one of the reasons I was able to have so much fun with it. I didn’t have any barriers to over come. It was all new ground to work with. The only book that even comes close would be “Jumper” but they only jump from place to place, whereas my characters jump realms. That’s the best I can do.

If your book was made into a movie and you got to design the movie poster, what would the tagline say?

Shadow Fire: Where will the Shadows lead you?



Back Blurb:


About the Author

Courtney Rene lives in the State of Ohio with her husband and two children. She is a graduate and member of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Her writings include magazine articles, short fiction stories, several anthologies, as well as her young adult novels, A Howl in the Night and the Shadow Dancer series, published through Rogue Phoenix Press.

For a complete listing, visit www.ctnyrene.blogspot com or feel free to contact her at ctnyrene@aol.com.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

You might notice the assortment of G and PG movies this week. Had a sick kiddo at home.

Pretty funny. Love the fish out of water story.
What's not to like about TLBT? They are just so cute.
You have to a real hardnose not to cry during this movie. I always cry every single time.
What's not to like about the Toy Story Saga.
I just love Violet. What a great heroine.
Has its funny moments. But yet another racing cartoon movie.
A crush worthy cartoon character. Sigh. There's something inherently wrong when animators make crush worthy heroes. They are CARTOONS!
One of the best monster movies ever. The chemistry between Kevin and Fred is priceless and hysterical.
Love. Dialogue is the best. Benedict as Kahn is perfect.
Depp's Sparrow is one of the best characters in cinema history
It was okay. Got a little long with the close-ups on Redford
Great Disney movie.

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Release and #Giveaway: The Beast's Redemption by Angie Derek



A steamy modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast.


Cursed shape shifter, Alexander LĂ©andre, is resigned to his fate, but that doesn't stop him from hunting down the descendants of the sorceress who bewitched him in hopes of obtaining a cure.


Belle Beaumont is used to men never looking past her curvy figure and pretty face. She dutifully agrees to befriend Alexander in order to protect her father's herbal company.


A single touch changes all. Passions flare. When Belle discovers what Alexander is truly after and why, will she accept him for what he is? And will her love and family knowledge be enough to break a hundred-year-old curse?


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Monday, September 15, 2014

#Giveaway For My Readers

Leave a review for any of my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, or anywhere else and enter below to win a $25 Kohls Gift Card. This giveaway is international, but please check Kohl's international shipping policy if you've never ordered from them. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Horse Charmer is a young adult fantasy about a sheltered princess who discovers her remarkable gifts with horses on a dangerous quest to find her father’s murderer.

At sixteen years old, Cassia would rather spend her days in the royal stables than in the royal court. But as the eldest child of King Robet and Queen Sarahann she obediently performs her duties as the Princess of Karah.

Her safe world changes forever when her father is murdered in the neighboring kingdom of Vespera. Cassia grapples with his loss as her mother prepares her for her new role as queen. Her first task - she must travel to Vespera to marry a prince she barely knows to fulfill the treaty her father signed just before his death.

Nothing is as simple as it seems with political intrigues and unusual powers shadowing Cassia on her search to find out who killed her father and why.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.



Encounter at Shalana (Adventures of Kristy Ryan #1) is an adult space opera novel about a space pirate who almost loses everything she cares about when she’s blackmailed into running a dangerous mission for the military.


Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way - there were no free rides on her father’s ship. Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy. But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.


Previously published under the title Spectors.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel, iTunes, KoboSmashwords. Available in print from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Book Depository, Create Space, and your local book store.

Reviews:


"...a unique space opera among a vast number of books of its genre. Like many other space operas, its world and people are immense and beyond anything that most have imagined. But unlike most, the main character Kristy is a witty and head strong female in a male dominated world. The book was a very quick read that held my attention to the very last word pulling me into farther into her life and problems as the story progressed. I look forward to reading more stories by Angelia Almos and further unlocking the mysteries of Kristy's character." Night Owl Reviews


Unicorn Keep is a young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.

Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

Available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Blio, Diesel eBook Store, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords. Available as a print book from Abe Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Create Space, and your local bookstore.