Posted in Fantasy, YA

Book Blitz: First Words: Final Lesson by Shakyra Dunn

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First Words: Final Lesson by Shakyra Dunn

The Final Lesson #0.5
Genre: fantasy, young adult
Release date: July 12th, 2017add-to-goodreads

First Words-The Final Lesson (Novella)

Synopsis

A recently-crowned princess with a thirst for magic accidentally destroys her home. A simple youthful rebellion grows into a lifelong friendship. A young woman meets reliable allies. And a young boy is dealt a harsh hand when he sets out to make his own path.

Four tales. Four parties. All intertwined to set the stage for a bigger event. The sense of adventure builds as lessons prepare to be learned.

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Wind chimes echoed through the near-desolate shrine, the salty air flowing through the open window, blowing out the jasmine incense on the polished nightstand. Thunderclaps roared from the outside, and she couldn’t help but grin to herself as she shut her eyes. Abrupt weather changes, a drift in the squalls. The calm before a brewing storm; that was always Leilana Erovina’s ideal time to meditate as a prolific start to her drawn-out morning.

Minsura’s grounds granted her peace, and sitting as the first heir of the kingdom ensured her guarantee to a wholesome life. Isolated, magicless, a free reign to the plight of idealism and growth. The hymns of her people reverberated in passion and solitude. It was as though this closed-off world was shielded behind the clouds, never to touch the cruel workings on the ground below their pedestal. She heard little about the world furthest east of their country, a place called Adrylis, but she knew that their society was fueled by magic and the power of the Warlords.

For generations beyond known time, essence and being was headed by the Warlords of old, who crafted all humankind and blessed them with the ability to conjure spells to breathe life into their own little world. Magic itself was a mysterious gift that few in Minsura were given; one of the chosen ones had been her own brother, Ennis.

The oldest of the two, he should have been the one seated at the foot of the shrine, leading Minsura as the first heir to his growing land, but his recent growth in power knocked him down several pegs. Magic was forbidden. She was grateful for the shift due to the quiet change of pace and the chance to better her country with her own hands as its chosen princess, but she didn’t understand why it had to be in this manner. Ennis didn’t ask to suddenly develop a life-threatening illness, saved only by what essence resonated within him from birth. He never asked to be turned away by those he loved for something that he couldn’t control.

A light rain pattered against the floor, and she decided to end her session for the day, getting up from her mat and closing the window shut. She rested her head on the windowsill, astonished blue eyes gazing up at the smoky clouds hastily filed in. As much as she loved Minsura and what the shrines had to offer, she couldn’t help but wonder what lied beyond the only land she had ever set foot on.

She couldn’t wait for the rain to settle down for long—she was already late getting back home, and her parents would already have a mound of duties waiting for her. Pressing her tiny hands against the large doors holding her, she pushed them open and watched the rain pour down on the stone building above her. She took a seat on the stairs for a moment, tapping her foot along the ground, her right leg bouncing in an anxious matter. How long was it going to be before the rain slowed up?

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Author bio

Shakyra Dunn can’t stray away from the impression that there is always an adventure around every corner! When she isn’t playing the role of the Creator, she is marching through the worlds of her favorite video game characters or taking drives around her city to see the sights. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, striving to experience more than the little town.

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Posted in Thriller, YA

Blog Tour: Ultraxenopia by MA Phipps

Title: Ultraxenopia
Author: M.A. Phipps
Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller
Cover Designer: Nathalia Suellen
Editor: Catherine Stovall (CLS Editing)

Blurb:
Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive.

I was wrong.

Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality.

Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.

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M. A. PHIPPS is an American author who resides near the ocean in picturesque Cornwall with her husband, daughter, and their Jack Russell, Milo. A lover of the written word, it has always been her dream to become a published author, and it is her hope to expand into multiple genres of fiction. When she isn’t writing, you can find her counting down the days until the new season of Game of Thrones.




 
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“This isn’t how it looks,” I stammer.
A sarcastic laugh explodes from his lungs, echoing through the otherwise soundless bar.
“Really? Because, from where I’m standing, it looks like you’re one of them.”
“I’m not.” The words sound weak and unconvincing.
He pushes the barrel of the gun against my temple, and our faces are so close now that I can feel his heated breath against my lips.
“Why should I believe you?” he growls.
I tense my jaw, spitting my next words through clenched teeth. “If I was one of them, they would already be here,” I hiss back.
The State doesn’t play games. He must know that better than anyone. They wouldn’t waste time sending in a single person when they could more efficiently get the job done by sending a whole team. If I was one of them, the Enforcers would already be here. The State wouldn’t bother with this game of charades.
His expression doesn’t change, but I can see his true reaction in his gaze—the doubt that appears there. He seems to grasp that what I’ve said makes sense, but at the same time, can’t wrap his head around any other reason why I’d be here.
He wavers, and I can feel his uncertainty in the way the point of his gun wobbles against my skin. His eyes remain fixed on mine, making my heart race even faster. I only glance away when I notice a movement to my right. Looking up, I see another man now standing beside us.
“We can’t take any chances,” the man grumbles before spitting on the floor in front of me. “We should kill her to be sure.”
A deep-rooted panic washes over me, the fear like a smoldering and inextinguishable ember. Despite everything I’ve seen, I still have my doubts as to what’s really happening, and I can’t help worrying that this won’t end well. How can it? I won’t even be given the chance to defend myself.
He presses the gun even harder against my forehead, causing me to suck in a sharp breath. Our eyes lock once again.
“How do you know my name?”
I stare at him, trying to figure out the best way to answer his question. His hazel eyes are probing, but I find myself losing focus on his expression. His face has gone hazy, the bar even darker. The nausea from before returns with a vengeance, consuming my entire body and pressing down on me with a force that threatens to pin me to the floor.
I sway, lightheaded.
A strange trickling resonates around us, the sound deafening in the hushed bar. At first, I think I’m imagining it, but then I see the alarming change in his face.
His eyebrows pull together as he looks down, and suddenly, he’s taking a reflexive step back. I follow his gaze once more, my own vision doubling as I take in the tremendous pool of red that seems to surround me.
I watch the blood as it drips from my open wrist, the bandage soaked through and unravelling from its hiding place in the no longer white sleeve.
His eyes snap back to mine, and my every movement feels delayed as I glance up to meet them. The moment I do, the images from my vision flash through my thoughts, reminding me why I’m here.
I see his face. His hazel eyes.
I see his tears.
“I’m sorry, Wynter.”
Any and all light that the bar possessed vanishes in an instant, and the pain I had managed to forget hits me all at once. I gaze at him, concentrating on his face as much as my increasing blood loss will allow. Focusing on his eyes, which continue to stare back at me.
My lips pull into a smile as the darkness rushes to overcome me.
“I saw you,” I breathe.









Posted in Fantasy, YA

Preorder Blitz: Souls Asunder by Miranda Brock

Souls Asunder
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Miranda Brock
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Blurb

Following her purpose and picking up the pieces of her fractured heart is all Autumn wishes for. Increasing confrontations with Dehmons and the unveiling of powers keeps Autumn and her protective Searchers plenty busy, giving the Keeper the distraction she craves. Life is moving on and Autumn is beginning to find peace and strength once more.

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That is, until something sinister and mysterious begins to slip into Autumn’s life, bringing with it doubts more dangerous than the Dehmons who threaten the Keeper’s existence.

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New challenges arise as the Dehmon Masters start to leave their sanctuary, and with the discovery of a spear capable of turning humans into dark-souled Dehmons, the race to save innocents is more desperate than ever.

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With the enemy pressing in on all sides, will Autumn be able to uncover the truth of the dark and treacherous visions haunting her mind, and untangle her heart in the process?

 

Join Keeper Autumn and her band of Searchers as they journey toward a destination none of them are prepared for.

Posted in Fantasy, YA

Blog Tour: To The Falls by Heather Renee

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Introducing To The Falls

A Guardians of Arvata Book

by Heather Renee

 

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This top 25 Bestselling book in Teen and Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal categories on Amazon is book one of a new series and written for all Fantasy lovers. Acceptable for ages 14 and up.

What reviewers are saying about To The Falls

“I want to live in this enchanting world Heather Renee has created! I love the goodness and loyalty these characters embody! Can’t wait to see where they go and what awaits them!”

– Amazon Reviewer, Five stars

“Heather Renee has blown me away with this amazing book. This may be her first book, but it definitely doesn’t seem like it…”

– Fire and Ice Book Reviews, Five stars

“Heather Renee has found her way to the list of authors that I will one-click without reading the blurb. It was just that good!”

– Busy Mommy, Five stars

 

                                               Synopsis

Kaliah “Kali” Atwater is awaiting two things, finishing sophomore year in college and her upcoming twentieth birthday. The day before Kali’s birthday, she finds out that the dream she’s had every night for almost a year of a beautiful land, isn’t a fantasy at all. It’s her birth place.

 

Every twenty years a new generation of Guardians return to Arvata to bring life back to their world and renew the magic of the Falls. Now it’s Kali’s turn, but dark magic has made its way into her new home preventing the Falls from replenishing.

 

Kali must accept the role assigned to her by the Fates or let Arvata crumble. Can she and her friends save Arvata in time? Will new love make her stronger? Or will the darkness finally win?

 

Only the Fates know for sure…

 

Click here to download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or purchase on Amazon.

 

 

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About the Author

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Heather Renee is a new indie author that lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest in Oregon. Her debut novel is now available exclusively on Amazon. She writes YA Fantasy that has a mixture of suspense, humor and a little romance.

When Heather’s not writing, she is spending time with her beautiful daughter and amazing husband. Two cats and a dog who loves the snows complete their household. On weekends if she doesn’t have a book in her face, you can find Heather going on different adventures with her family. Her favorite being hiking Multnomah Falls.

She loves to hear from her fans, so visit her webpage and the Contact Me link for ways to connect. http://www.HeatherReneeAuthor.com

 

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Posted in Indie, Sci-Fi, YA

Blog Tour: The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne

#Superhero #Spy #Novel #Newrelease #BlogTour

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The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne

Blurb

Get recruited into a world with a mix of secret agents a-la Bond and superheroes and supervillains with enormous world-shattering powers! Get your copy of the action-packed novel The Ultimate Agent today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N254UQN

Synopsis



WARNING: THIS MISSIVE CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

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Your Mission:

Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.

Agent #524 – Devon Bertrand

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Once a normal civilian, Agent Bertrand has been recruited by the Ultimate Agency—a secret organization of the world’s best spies. Now, after undergoing genetic upgrades, he has become a superhuman agent dedicated to fighting against all threats against the nation he now calls home.

Agent #146 – Brett Gallagher

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A brilliant scientist, Dr. Gallagher invents and utilizes technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight against national security threats like a modern day superhero.

The Target – Maximus Romanov

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Employed by a mysterious Russian terrorist group, Romanov is a superhuman operative wreaking havoc in the United States.

Mission Data – Confidential

Join Agent Bertrand and Dr. Gallagher on a mission to stop Romanov from destroying the United States. As Bertrand and Gallagher work to discover why Maximus harbors a deep hatred toward America, they uncover a conspiracy brewing against the Ultimate Agency, and one man will make the ultimate sacrifice.

Review by Jo Lawless

This is an excellent start to what promises to be a super charged YA Series. If you’re looking for a Superhero book that you can fully imagine on the movie screen…then look no further. Borne lives up to his name (ok…so it’s spelled a little differently but I’m going with it) and brings a fast paced story with a ton of action and some fast on their feet, quick with their wit characters. Not everything is black and white……don’t ever think you have it all figured out…..while it’s not a cliff hanger per se…..this one left me with some major questions about where the story will go from here and wondering did that really just happen?

Author Bio

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Derek Borne lives in Paris, Canada (thought it was going to say France, right?) with his wife and moody bearded dragon Ziggy. When he isn’t writing superhero spy novels, he’s selling olive oil and balsamics, belting out Phantom of the Opera, playing guitar, and watching Marvel superhero movies and TV shows, playing hockey, and making movie references daily.

Stalk Links

Official Website: www.derekborne.weebly.com

Amazon Profile Page: https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Borne/e/B06XRHTP65/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33801124-the-ultimate-agent

Facebook Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715300458639939/

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Posted in Indie, Sci-Fi, YA

Release Blitz: The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne

#Superhero #Spy #Novel #Newrelease

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The Ultimate Agent by Derek Borne

Blurb

Get recruited into a world with a mix of secret agents a-la Bond and superheroes and supervillains with enormous world-shattering powers! Get your copy of the action-packed novel The Ultimate Agent today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N254UQN

Synopsis



WARNING: THIS MISSIVE CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

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Your Mission:

Undertake an adventure of epic, global, and dire proportions.

Agent #524 – Devon Bertrand

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Once a normal civilian, Agent Bertrand has been recruited by the Ultimate Agency—a secret organization of the world’s best spies. Now, after undergoing genetic upgrades, he has become a superhuman agent dedicated to fighting against all threats against the nation he now calls home.

Agent #146 – Brett Gallagher

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A brilliant scientist, Dr. Gallagher invents and utilizes technologically advanced gadgets and weapons to fight against national security threats like a modern day superhero.

The Target – Maximus Romanov

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Employed by a mysterious Russian terrorist group, Romanov is a superhuman operative wreaking havoc in the United States.

Mission Data – Confidential

Join Agent Bertrand and Dr. Gallagher on a mission to stop Romanov from destroying the United States. As Bertrand and Gallagher work to discover why Maximus harbors a deep hatred toward America, they uncover a conspiracy brewing against the Ultimate Agency, and one man will make the ultimate sacrifice.

Review by Jo Lawless

This is an excellent start to what promises to be a super charged YA Series. If you’re looking for a Superhero book that you can fully imagine on the movie screen…then look no further. Borne lives up to his name (ok…so it’s spelled a little differently but I’m going with it) and brings a fast paced story with a ton of action and some fast on their feet, quick with their wit characters. Not everything is black and white……don’t ever think you have it all figured out…..while it’s not a cliff hanger per se…..this one left me with some major questions about where the story will go from here and wondering did that really just happen?

Author Bio

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Derek Borne lives in Paris, Canada (thought it was going to say France, right?) with his wife and moody bearded dragon Ziggy. When he isn’t writing superhero spy novels, he’s selling olive oil and balsamics, belting out Phantom of the Opera, playing guitar, and watching Marvel superhero movies and TV shows, playing hockey, and making movie references daily.

 

Stalk Links

Official Website: www.derekborne.weebly.com

Amazon Profile Page: https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Borne/e/B06XRHTP65/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33801124-the-ultimate-agent

Facebook Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715300458639939/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Derek.Borne.Author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/db_ultimagent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.ultimate.agent.novel/

Posted in PNR, YA

Cover Reveal: Cursed Hearts – Book One of Hearts Duology by SF Benson

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Title: Cursed Hearts, Book One of Hearts Duology

Author: SF Benson

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Funky Book Designs

Expected Publication Date: February 28, 2017

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Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Kelsie Martin wants every girl’s dream—to date and fall in love with the perfect guy. There’s a few things standing in her way. Surging powers that cause her to kill every boy she kisses, and the fact that succubi aren’t supposed to fall in love. She reluctantly accepts her calamitous fate when a new guy, Victor Duquette, enters her life. He’s hot and they have similar interests. Could Victor be the one Kelsie’s been waiting for? One forbidden kiss resurrects a century old curse—drastically changing her life and twisting her idea of happily ever after. Tagline: “Some temptations are worth the risk.”

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Loud music greets us as we approach the auditorium. I search the area looking for Lena’s boyfriend. Jonah’s standing at the entrance with someone at his side. The golden-haired Adonis wearing faded jeans, a green graphic tee over a thermal shirt, and expensive sneakers takes one look at her and his lips lift into a smile. My gaze drifts from Jonah to the guy with him, six feet of muscular heaven. He has ‘just rolled out of bed’ dark hair. So sexy. His penetrating aquamarine eyes meet mine and something electric passes between us. This stranger excites me. My fingers and lips crave him. Is this attraction or my quirky nature kicking in? Whatever it is, I don’t want to fight it. The stranger has a thing for black, too—jeans, tee, leather jacket, boots. My interest meter inches up another notch. A part of me feels connected to him on a strange level. This sensation is intoxicating, but I warn myself. Stay calm. I don’t want to add him to my list of victims. Besides, someone would definitely take notice if he suddenly disappeared. Deep moans and slurping sounds interrupt my ogling. Jonah’s tongue is down Lena’s throat. Every time these two get together, it’s a freaking floor show. “Don’t mind us,” I say loudly. He backs up, and Lena wipes smeared lipstick from around her mouth. Turning my attention back to the hot stranger, I run a hand over my hair and ask, “Jonah, who’s your friend?” “Uh…yeah…” Jonah rubs his neck and says, “Ladies, this is Victor Duquette.” I smile and wave. Why did I wave? “Hi, I’m Kelsie. New in town?” “Yeah. My family just moved here.” Victor’s voice rumbles when he speaks. A foreign sensation of warmth floods my body. Oh man, staying away from him will be so difficult. “Let’s go, babe.” Jonah says and slides his arm around Lena’s waist. She blushes and leans into his side. A pang of jealousy hits me. I want Victor to touch me that way. “After you,” he says and sidesteps, allowing me to enter the building first. I sense him watching me walk by. Please don’t let me trip over my own two feet. Cursed Hearts Full Wrap

About the Author

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SF Benson, a native of Michigan, resides in Georgia with her husband, a human daughter, and a couple of miniature fur kids (two female short-haired guinea pigs). At one time, she wrangled a household which included three Samoyeds, saltwater fish, a hamster, and three guinea pigs. When she’s not busy playing Doctor Doolittle, she enjoys answering the question “what if” by writing mostly Dystopian/science fiction and paranormal stories for young adults and new adults. And if a spare moment happens, she morphs into a bookworm and devours a few books simultaneously.

Find her online at: Website: https://www.authorsfbenson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BensonSF/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BensonShantella Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15019441.S_F_Benson Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/SFBenson/e/B01DI9Z58Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_abtIVftodOM5br8VG8FUw Instagram: @authorsfbenson Email: sfbenson@authorsfbenson.com

The Alliance Chronicles Series Buy Links

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Regress-Alliance-Chronicles-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01DO6QILQ https://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Alliance-Chronicles-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01IZ4F8EK/ https://www.amazon.com/Release-Alliance-Chronicles-SF-Benson-ebook/dp/B01N5K9FP7  

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iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/regress/id1162772987?mt=11 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1174113535

Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/regress-sf-benson/1124450364?ean=2940153471495 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rescue-sf-benson/1125104877?ean=2940153476896