Monday, April 27, 2015

Madame Lilly, Vol 3 excerpt

The Time of Sanura


Excerpt:

On the eve of Sanura’s seventeenth birthday she decided to face her fear. She had not planned on doing so when she woke up that morning but things do not always happened as intended.

Like before, Sanura was bringing in the linen when she took note of the same hidden door that was normally closed. It was cracked open. Ada had warned her to stay clear of the room but she could not help herself. Besides, the doctor was supposed to be out caring for the sick all day.

She placed the basket on the porch, grabbed a lantern and made sure no one was around. After double checking she pulled the door closed after stepping inside. For a split second she hesitated when she heard a clanking noise down below but she had to see the origin of the sound, as well as the room itself.

The further she descended the more the hairs on her body stood on end. It was not just the slight drop in temperature, nor her nose alerting her to the strange smell. It was the unknown. So she inched closer to the bottom, uneasy at the thought of what might be revealed. When she reached the bottom step she was forced to cover her nose. It smelled like urine and another odor she could not quite decipher.

Even with her light, it was still pretty dark. She held up her lantern to get a better look but it was too dim. The room was huge. There were no windows which was not normal for a cellar.

She crossed the room, bumping into a hard object, and nearly dropped her lantern from fear. Pushing away from it, her hand grazed across something sticky. Not wanting to face what it was she just wiped her hand across her clean peach dress. Trying to keep her composure, she moved around the object to go to the other side where she spotted two lanterns. She lit them both before turning around to face the inevitable, the truth.

The room was far worse than she had imagined...



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nowhere Train by Allie Burke: A New Adult Paranormal Romance / Dystopian


About the Book

Title: Nowhere Train
Author: Allie Burke
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian
Two-years post end-of-the-world, all Jetilyn Fournier wants to do is learn to navigate a world that is no longer her own. Surviving zombies feels easy, though, compared to dealing with her rocky relationship with her best friend, the death of her mother, her sister’s faux happiness, and her father’s sudden desire to speak, after decades of silence. Saving herself is not even something she can fit in at the moment. Enter Devlin Shea: for all intents and purposes, a mortal enemy. Though she should hate him instantly upon contact, she doesn’t, and before she knows it, Jett has another life to save. Told in the surreal prose that Allie Burke has come to be known for, Nowhere Train is the first zombie novel of its kind. At two parts hippie and one part magic, it is as deadly as it is beautiful; as dark as it is hopeful, baring the question in mind: who–and what–are Jett and her family really fighting for?


EXCERPT FROM NOWHERE TRAIN BY ALLIE BURKE

Hands entwined, Chris and Jett weaved through the trees of Malibu Creek, following the unmasked trail of serenity that Grayson’s peaceful energy left behind. Chris allowed himself to think of the Gunner as they walked. He realized it more than likely appeared to Devlin that Jett was Chris’s girlfriend. Their tendency to embrace human contact—her hand in his, his fingertips on her lower back—would give the wrong impression to someone who wasn’t a Holie.
That was not Chris’s intention. In fact, he had no intention at all. Chris and Jett had done what they had done for so long, that his behavior with her was so natural. And even if they weren’t—if he were with Dama or Carmen—the outcome would be the same. There was no harm in human contact in their world. No shame in it. Unlike those in Prius that masked it. People like the Gunners.
He did feel shame, though, that he may have inadvertently messed that up for her. There was…something between them, obviously.
“Stop,” Jett spoke unexpectedly, and her voice vibrated loudly in his ears.
She pressed her lips together like she regretted it, like she didn’t mean to open her mouth. It was like once she’d spoken with Devlin, after months of silence, she couldn’t stop.
“Stop being so negative,” she said so quietly that he barely heard her. “I don’t want to block you out right now.”
Chris didn’t reply.
They halted as Grayson came into view. He had his head tilted up to the sky. On a tree branch before him perched an owl, its feathers vibrant against the grayish sky. Blues and greens and reds, a contrast against its wide white eyes, like Devlin’s. It stared into the distance.
Jett was not a fan of owls. She said they were creatures of the underworld, and if you saw one, someone close to you would die. This belief was, of course, contrary to all the myths surrounding owls that had existed in Prius.

Friday, April 24, 2015

In honor of Carole Gill:

EXCERPT: HARKER & THE BRIDES!




"He gave himself up to her and just as her teeth began to sink into his flesh, the door did open and Dracula’s two other brides came in, floating like mist.

How they smiled and giggled—for they were eager to taste his blood.

Then as they all converged upon Jonathan Harker they suddenly stopped when they felt their Master’s eyes upon them. He, Dracula was standing in the doorway!

“Forgive us, please. Do not be angry,” they begged.


Harker watched as Dracula admonished them. Yet even as he did, Harker saw a fearful light in the Count’s eyes, a light that bespoke sensual love and sexual pleasure beyond comprehension..."



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cover Reveal Party Ancient Guardians: The Awakening



 About The Book 

Title: Ancient Guardians: The Awakening 
Author: S.L. Morgan 
Genre: Fantasy Romance 


In the third book of the Ancient Guardians Series: The Awakening, 

 EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE

 Treaties will be broken—Mysteries will be exposed—Lives will be lost 

 As the new Emperor of Pemdas, Levi begins restoring hope to the grieving lands and the people who lost so much during the battle of Armedias. With the healing initiated, Levi moves quickly to make Reece his wife. 

 Not long after their enchanted wedding, the appearance of an enigmatic man coincides with newfound, supernatural powers in Reece that she and Levi struggle to understand. But nothing could have prepared either of them when the impossible is revealed… Emperor Navarre is alive in another galaxy! 

 Tensions grow and questions abound for Levi, Reece, and the Guardians as they race to embark on their dangerous new quest, but throughout it all, one thing is made more and more clear to Levi: 


 The Guardians have vowed to protect “The Key,” and now “The Key” must protect them 

“S.L. Morgan does such a wonderful job at really drawing readers in and making them emotionally involved in this fictional world. It's amazing." -Reader's Favorite Review 

 “As a reader you just want to jump into the pages and experience the adventure along side Levi, Reece, and Harrison. You feel each emotion as you read every word written and you panic as you come to the last page of the book, you NEED MORE. This series is truly one of remarkable standings, as I've yet to see it's equal.” –Inside BJ’s Head book blog. 

 Author Bio 

International Award winning author has been sweeping reader’s away into the enchanting dimension of Pemdas since her debut novel: “The Legacy of the Key” was published in 2012. As she continues to write in the Ancient Guardians Novel series, she also ensures that her family does not go starving and are well taken care of.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Madame Lilly, The Time of Sanura (Vol 3) Book Tour



History has a way of repeating itself

 Madame Lilly journeys back in time to her great-grandmother's era, the time of Sanura. Both women possess more than a kinship for they are each bound to harmful spirits whom they refuse to relinquish. By the hand of a mysterious being, Elijah, Lilly is transported into the past to witness the dark path Sanura chose—ultimately leading to her demise.

Sanura fights to deny her ability to see the non-living, but the more she refuses the sight, the more the dead flock to her. A dreadful accident takes place, forcing her to finally accept her once unwanted gift. She soon welcomes the dead.

Through Sanura's struggle of growing up an innocent child forced to take on the burdens no one should carry, she ultimately transforms into a frightfully powerful woman. Lilly watches from afar as Sanura grows more commanding with each act of wickedness, until her final downfall. Even then, Sanura refuses to surrender her bound spirits for they need her as much as she needs them.


Cover Reveal Party “Trespass”



About the book



Five men, separated by five thousand years, their destinies bound by one discovery.
Somewhere, sometime, the Darkeningstone is waiting.
Trespass combines gritty, edgy modern-day action with a thrilling adventure across time. Discovered over 5,000 years ago, the Darkeningstone affects everyone who finds it.
Jake was too smart to believe the rumours about Scaderstone Pit, but now he's in more danger than he could ever have imagined.
In 1939, as World War II looms, the lives of two men will be changed forever.
Over 5,000 years ago, a hermit will keep the stone a secret. But someone is watching him - someone with murder in his heart.
When it finds you, what will you see when you look into The Darkeningstone?


Author Bio
Mikey grew up in North Yorkshire, but he refuses to be classified according to Northern stereotypes, which is just the sort of bloody-minded attitude you'd expect from a Yorkshireman. During his first day at school, he discovered the wondrous world that is The Book Corner, and he has never really left it.
He now lives in Devon, on the edge of the wilds of Dartmoor, with his wife, two children, and a black Labrador called Lottie who will only bark when she's asleep. And lots and lots of books.
You can find out more on Mikey's website: mikeycampling.com

You can also get two free books, free audio stories and free artwork by joining his mailing list at: mikeycampling.com/giveaway