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Monday, November 30, 2015

New Release: The Full Moon Rises by Courtney Rene

I'm very excited to share that, the sequel to A Howl in the Night by Courtney Rene, The Full Moon Rises is here!

Life as a shape shifter is not as easy as it would seem, especially not for Abigail Staton. Being a teenager and a shape shifter is even harder, not to mention being one of the last remaining females in the two competing wolf clans and the only girl in her new schools. Striving to find where she belongs, gets sidelined when an old threat to the wolves resurfaces. The clans are forced to come together in a semi-truce, and the already dominant males become even more controlling in trying to protect their own as well as their secret. Abby finds herself in the middle yet again, but this time, she will need both clans in order to survive.



I'm happy to host Courtney and learn more about her new book:

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

I started out writing horror stories.  It has always been one of my favorite genre’s.  But somewhere along the way I began writing less horror and more drama type books.  This series was a way of branching the two types of genres together.  It is a bit horror-esq as it’s werewolves, but it’s also Contempory as it’s about teens finding their way in their own worlds. 

2. What was your favorite part of writing this book?  

My favorite part was the end.  I don’t want to give it all away but I struggled with how to get Abby, my main character, out of the corner I’d backed her into.  I didn’t want someone to have to save her, as she’s a strong girl all on her own, but I also wanted her to struggle with the idea of not being able to save herself all the time.  Sometimes you have to ask for help.  It as fun working out different scenarios and then figuring out which one worked the best. 

3. What is your favorite line from your book?  

This one is easy.  It makes me laugh every time I read it.  Stupid Derek and his stupid gorgeous face were my last thoughts before I finally allowed sleep to claim me”  I swear you can hear the frustration in these words even without the background leading up to it.  Yes, it still makes me laugh

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

 I have been thinking about this question all week long and it’s a hard one.  I guess it could be Twilight, but I hate to compare to that book, as it’s not really the same.  I think Bella is a  very weak girl and it annoys me.  So, then I guess it could be Harry Potter, as Abby was thrust into a world she was oblivious too and made to adapt.  Yes, I think I will go with Harry Potter.  Although, nothing really compares to Harry Potter.  Not really. 

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

The Full Moon Rises – Bad things Happen in the Dark.  

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Check out Courtney's other books at http://www.courtneyrene.com/.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Cover for Encounter at Shalana

You guys are the first to see my gorgeous new cover for ENCOUNTER AT SHALANA!

With the sequel, Infiltration of Talin, coming out in 2016, I wanted to get some linked covers for the series now that Encounter is no longer a single title.  Cover design by Ravenborn.


A 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.
 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Young Adult Giveaway Hop - UNICORN KEEP by Angelia Almos


Welcome to the Young Adult Giveaway Hop! Be sure to check the rest of the list to see the other blogs participating.

Here's my giveaway!






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.

A print copy will be given to one winner.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

UNICORN KEEP is #Free on #Amazon

Unicorn Keep

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.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spotlight & #Giveaway: The Darkness Within by Kelly Hashway


Synopsis:

After dying of cancer at seventeen and being brought back to life by an evil witch who turned her into a monster, Samantha Thompson thinks she's finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she's part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that Sam and Ethan are still in hiding from their old lives--the ones they had before Sam was brought back to life--things couldn't be better. Sam and Ethan are inseparable. What could go wrong?

Magic.

Ethan's magic came from a witch who'd turned as evil as possible, and though his coven thought he'd be fine, the more he uses his magic, the stranger he starts acting. The magic inside him is changing who he is. One minute he's Sam's sweet, perfect Ethan and the next, he's a complete stranger. Even with all her witchy power, Sam is helpless against the magic corrupting Ethan. Can Sam find out what's wrong with him before she loses him to dark magic forever?

Book Links: Goodreads - Amazon - Barnes and Noble

Release date: 6/2/15

Author bio:

Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as an editor for Leap Books as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets. Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.kellyhashway.com
Blog: http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellyhashway
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyhashway
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KellyHashway
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kellyhashway/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Hashway/e/B004B3W3CU Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4528793.Kelly_Hashway YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kellyhashway

Praise:

In this exciting continuation of THE MONSTER WITHIN, a teenage coven deals with the highs and lows of their magic. Within the pages of this suspenseful page-turner is a sweet romance, friendship, and witchy intrigue. Hashway is a master of paranormal tales. ~ Medeia Sharif, author of 52 Likes

Book Trailer:

Link: https://youtu.be/frp4vj19nbU


Giveaway:
The Darkness Within SWAG pack, including bookmarks, a triquetra charm, and a mask.
Signed copy of any ONE of my books (winner’s choice).

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Encounter at Shalana by Angelia Almos #OnSale

On Sale for only $2.99 on Amazon!
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.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Beast's Redemption by Angie Derek is #OnSale for $.99 on #Amazon

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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