Month: October 2015

Book Blitz: Zola Flash by T. Marie Alexander

Welcome to The Zola Flash Book blitz. Read on for a Guest Post from the Author as to how she came up with the idea for Zola Flash and be sure to enter the Giveaway!

Zola Flash
by T. Marie Alexander
Release Date: October 30th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Zola is a Victian. And for as long as she’s been alive, her planet has been at war with the ruthless, demeaning Payohlini.

After witnessing the gruesome murder of her family, Zola Flash decides it is time to escape with the one person she was taught to hate before she meets the same fate. Earth seems to be the perfect place to hide out – to pretend her whole life didn’t come crashing down.

While on Earth, fitting in and making new friends are Zola’s main goal. It’s what she wants. A family to call her owns. But then, Zola uncovers family lies and the true reason behind this never ending war.

Now it’s up to Zola and the enemy, who is swiftly stealing her heart, to save her people and gain retribution for her family. But when revenge and protecting her people mean relinquishing her freedom, she’s left with a difficult choice. 


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Guest Post: How I Came Up With Zola Flash
People always ask me about how I came up with the idea of Zola Flash. It’s not something I really thought about at the time, but every idea comes from somewhere. I was a junior in high school when I started writing it. I was in my World History class, and the teacher was going over the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. I don’t condone not paying attention in class, but like many other sixteen year old, I was bored.
With that being said, ancient civilizations has always fascinated me. With my class studying the Roman Empire, the issues of that time kind of made their way into my writing. Power and family were the two main things I seemed to focus on. The Romans cared so much and so little about family that it was startling. Their names gave them prestige and luxuries that many did not have, yet as soon as they were greeted with the opportunity of power, they would cut their family down in a heartbeat.
I knew I wanted those to be issues in my story because family means a lot to me. Until I started at the University of Arkansas, I was never away from my family. I wanted my main character, Zola, to have that same bond with her family. However, no family is perfect, as the Romans had no problem showing. My second main character shows how true that could be.
So in a nutshell, the story of Zola Flash was inspired by family: the good, the bad, the ups, and the downs.



About the Author

Hi!  I’m La’Teaikia, and I write YA Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Romance.  I’ve been an avid reader since ninth grade when I first discovered Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight.   I know, I know. Most people think sparkly vampires are just wrong.  I am NOT one of those people.
Even though I’ve only been reading for a short time, unlike most authors,  I’ve been writing since I was seven.   And before you ask, that was fifteen years ago.
To me, everything have to be perfect, which is why it has taken me so long to publish my debut novel, Zola Flash.  I tend to plan out and list everything.  My husband think it’s excessive.
So with that being said, here are a few things you should know about me, other than what I’ve already said.
  1. I live in the lonely state of Arkansas.  I plan to move as soon as I complete my graduate degree, preferably someplace where Taylor Swift tours.
  2. If you didn’t get the hint from my first point, I’m a HUGE Taylor Swift fan.
  3. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m designing clothes and handbags and watching Doctor Who.
  4. I’m a kid at heart.  I love Barbie Movies.  I love watching Disney Channel.  However, them thinking that every movie they come out with needs to be a musical is a bit much.
  5. Chocolate is my life.  I’ll eat anything with chocolate . . . well, maybe not anything.
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Release Day Blitz: The 13th Brigade by Ky Lehman

The 13th Brigade
Ky Lehman
(Rosefire Trilogy, #2)
Publication date: October 31st 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

The Light bore her.
The Earth whittled her.
The Air swayed her.
The Water cleansed her.
The Fire renewed her.

And after thirteen lifetimes, her blood still condemns her…

As the final battle between her ancient enemies and her kin rages around her, Ren must decide if it will be her first great love, or the great man who has loved her since the first, who will sacrifice their last life on Earth to bring the truth to light to save a world teetering on the brink of eternal darkness.

This second installment of The Rosefire Trilogy by Ky Lehman: a series created for all young adults at heart, answers many of the questions raised in Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, as the individual battles of Ren, Josh, Mike and the Tor all come to a head as they wage their final war against humankind’s greatest threat. Ren also must cross swords with the traitorous Tor Princess, Avira, who is determined to claim Mike as her own, so they can live, and forget, together under the Bloodstones dictatorship of the new world: a darkness Ren and The 13th Brigade will fight until their last breath to save Mike, Josh, and the people of Earth from enduring.

The third and final book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is in the making, and will be coming…soon…

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We have killed before.
But it has always been in self-defence, when there was no other way.
For as long as I can remember, those not draped in the protection of the Bloodstones red cloaks have been threatened.
Belittled. Persecuted. Imprisoned. Demonised. Raped. Tortured. Crucified. Burned at the stake. Murdered in unimaginable and sadistic ways. Have had war waged upon them; their homes destroyed and their territories left in rack and ruin. Their loved ones exiled, in this world and the next.
And now they are trying to poison us…

All the while, we have been treating this gangrenous limb with internal medicine when, as soon as we had the tools, we should have just amputated it.
So, I am justifying my next actions as self-defence…
And I will keep hacking away until I hold their diseased heart in the palm of my hand.

In celebration of the release of Book 2, THE 13TH BRIGADE coming out on 31 October, Book 1, THE 13TH DESCENT, will be FREE on Amazon Kindle from 26-30 October!

Author’s Playlist

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The Rosefire Trilogy Playlist

Holding On And Letting Go – Ross Copperman
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Sleeping At Last
Broken – Seether (feat. Amy Lee)
Glitter In The Air – Pink
Chemistry Of A Car Crash – Shiny Toy Guns
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Heaven – Live
Bleeding Love – Ross Copperman
Welcome Home – Radical Face
Lost In My Mind – The Head And The Heart
Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
Read All About It, Part III – Emili Sande’
The Book Of Love – Peter Gabriel

Author Bio:

KY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety and a swim school owner, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the third book in The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING.

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M9B Friday Reveal: Horror/Halloween – MG Edition with Giveaway


Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal! This week, we present to you the

Horror/Halloween – MG Edition

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Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed’s not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being ‘different’ for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend’s sister’s birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.

From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully’s “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys’ room (Jed’s always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler and some duct tape and he’s back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed’s had enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it’s awesome what you can do when you’re already dead!

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The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet.

When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group.

Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.

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Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.

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The Corpses are up to something.

U.S. Senator Lindsay Micha has been kidnapped and replaced with a “dead” ringer, the sister to Lilith Cavanaugh, the Queen of the Dead. Now Will Ritter must go undercover in our nation’s capitol to ferret out the truth and try to stop this ambitious deader. But his mission becomes even more dangerous when he learns of a mysterious ten-legged monster that prowls the halls of the Capitol Building — a lethal monster with a taste for Corpse flesh.

The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater is book three in the wildly popular The Undertakers series from Ty Drago.

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While away on an undercover mission, Undertaker Will Ritter has made an unthinkable alliance…with a Corpse! But though Robert Dillin (aka ‘The Zombie Prince’) is indeed one of those alien invaders who animate and possess the bodies of the dead — unlike the rest of his kind, Dillin isn’t evil. In fact, he wants to help. And Will needs that help, because the Queen of the Dead has learned the location of Haven, the Undertakers’ secret HQ, and is planning a massive and deadly assault.

With the last day of the Corpse War finally upon them, Will and his friends find themselves in a desperate race to close the Rift between worlds and forever kill the Corpses. But can they do before Haven is overrun?

For that matter, can they do it at all?

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Ty Drago

Ty Drago does his writing just across the river from Philadelphia, where the Undertakers novels take place. In addition to The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses,The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead, and The Undertakers: Secret of the Corpse Eater, he is the author of The Franklin Affair and Phobos, as well as short stories and articles that have appeared in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. He currently lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and best friend, the real Helene Drago née Boettcher.

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Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10 year old boy. He travels from city-to-city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who’ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember.

But there’s something Lucas doesn’t know.

Like the rest of Luca’s friends, he’s dead. And for some reason, Lucas can’t remember his former life, his parents or friends. Did he go to school? Have a dog? Brothers and sisters?

If only he could recall his former life, maybe even reach out to his parents, haunt them.

When a ghost hunter determines to shut the show down, Lucas realizes the life he has might soon be over. And without a connection to his family, he will have nothing. There’s little time and Lucas has much to do. Can he win the love of Columbine, the show’s enchanting fifteen-year-old mystic? Can he outwit the forces of life and death that thwart his efforts to find his family?

Keep the lights on! Lucas Mackenzie’s coming to town.

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Steve Bryant

Steve Bryant is a new novelist, but a veteran author of books of card tricks. He founded a 40+ page monthly internet magazine for magicians containing news, reviews, magic tricks, humor, and fiction; and he frequently contributes biographical cover articles to the country’s two leading magic journals (his most recent article was about the séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle).

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Can one boy stop a nefarious plot to turn kids into super-mutants?

Maverick Mercury enjoys his life as the sideshow attraction known as “Gator Boy” at Grumbling’s Traveling Circus and Sideshow.

His freakish mutations are the result of some billionaire geneticist’s experiments gone awry. But life as a mutant is about to get worse, as Maverick uncovers a plot to kidnap kids, turns them into super-mutants, and sells their powers to the highest bidder.

Now, Maverick is on a mission to find the mad scientist who may have created him and destroy his sinister plans!

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Samantha Verant

Samantha Vérant is a travel addict, a self-professed oenophile, and a determined, if occasionally unconventional, French chef. Over the years, she’s visited many different countries, lived in many places, and worked many jobs— always on the search for the one thing that truly excited her. Then, one day, she found everything she’s been looking for: a passion for the written word and true love. Writing not only enabled her to open her heart, it led her to southwestern France, where she’s now married to a sexy French rocket scientist she met over twenty years ago, a stepmom to two incredible kids, and the adoptive mother to one ridiculously expensive Bengal cat. When she’s not trekking from Provence to the Pyrénées, tasting wine in American-sized glasses, or embracing her inner Julia Child while deliberating what constitutes the perfect boeuf bourguignon, Samantha is making her best effort to relearn those dreaded conjugations.

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Book Blitz : Cursed: Black Swan by Ryan T. McFadden

Cursed Release Day

Title: Cursed: Black Swan

Series : A Fixer Novel

Author:  Ryan T. McFadden

Genre: Fantasy/Dark Fantasy

Published By: Dragon Moon Press

Publication Date: October 30th



“Let’s get one thing straight—I’m a fixer. You need someone murdered? Then hire an assassin. You need something stolen? Call a thief. But if there’s something no one else can do, or a job that no one else wants, then you talk to me.”

Nathaniel specializes in the strange, the weird, and the dangerous. But no matter how far he runs, he can’t leave behind his bloody past, nor the ghosts that chase him.

His latest job was supposed to be simple—recover the sword Black Swan. Except there’s no such thing as a simple job. When the operation goes bad, the Crucifiers, the Crooked Hand, assassins, and Crusaders are all hot on Nathaniel’s trail…for a sword he doesn’t even have. All he has to do to get it back and set his world right is to find the woman of his dreams…and kill her.

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Ryan T. McFadden

Ryan T. McFadden is a writer of fantasy and horror, with short stories and novellas published through Dragon Moon Press, Edge SF & F, and Absolute X-Press. In 2014, his novella Ghost in the Machine won the Aurora Award (Canada’s most prestigious award for SF&F) for Short Fiction.

His motley past involved such dangerous work as database administration, ice cream flavouring (seriously, that’s a thing), hockey league administration, screen printing, web design, furniture building, and home renovations.

He lives in London, Ontario, with his two beautiful, but sometimes diabolical daughters, who he is sure are plotting to one day overthrow him.

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M9B #T4T Book Blitz: Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil & To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler


Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books! Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles! You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil and To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler

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Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact.

Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra’s willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts – to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast.

Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup’s devotion and the fire of a young man’s desire, the thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

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“Crown of Ice was great young adult fantasy novel. It offers an interesting and refreshing retelling of Snow Queen fairytale, but also so much more – realistic, confident and a bit bad heroine, magic, cute animals, subtle romance, …”Dragana, The Paisley Reader

“Crown of Ice, is a luscious and fantastical retelling of the Snow Queen.”Tina, Goodreads Reviewer

“A solid YA adventure with teenagers who learn so much about themselves, and each other. Even the expected happily ever after offers believable surprises that underscore the maturity and independence they each have gained.” All Things Urban Fantasy


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Vicki Lemp Weavil was raised in a farming community in Virginia, where her life was shaped by a wonderful family, the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and an obsession with reading. Since obtaining her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the University of Virginia, she’s gone on to acquire two masters degrees, living in places as diverse as New York City and rural North Carolina. She’s currently the library director for a performing an visual arts university. Vicki loves good writing in any genre, and has been known to read seven books in as many days. She enjoys travel, gardening, and the arts. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and some very spoiled cats.

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This richly-imagined universe from an acclaimed fixture of YA storytelling introduces a the young witch Bromwyn, a strong heroine who wields great power. Five years ago, Bromwyn refused a gift from the powerful fairy king. Tonight, on Midsummer, that decision comes back to haunt her. When her best friend Rusty picks the wrong pocket, he and Bromwyn are all that stand between their village and the rampaging fairies who have pushed through the World Door. If they cannot outwit the fairy king and queen before the World Door closes at sunrise, the friends will lose everything–their village, Bromwyn’s magic, and Rusty’s life.

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If you want to get lost in magic and spend some time away from this grey, dreary world of reality, then look no further.” – Nicky Peacock, Author

“This was a really strong little book–a wonderful start to a brand new series, and I think it’s safe to say I’ll be looking for more of Jackie Morse Kessler’s work!”Kels, Literature Obsessed

“This is a great tale about the transitions in youth and of true friendship. It also depicts the emotional wounds caused from misjudgment and rejection.” – LuAnn, Rockin Book Reviews



Jackie Morse Kessler grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a cranky cat and overflowing shelves filled with dolls and books. Now she’s in Upstate NY with another cranky cat, a loving husband, two sons, and overflowing shelves filled with dragons and books (except when her sons steal her dragons). She has a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature, and yet she’s never read any Jane Austen (with or without zombies). She also has a master’s degree in media ecology. (The living study of technology and culture. Which is cool, but she still can’t figure out how to use Tweetdeck.)

Jackie spends a lot of time writing, reading, and getting distracted by bright and shiny new ideas. (She just came up with a new idea right now.) She has a weakness for chocolate and a tendency to let her cat take over her office chair.

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Blog Tour: Uprising ( Children of the Gods) by Jessica Therrien

Hello readers and welcome to my stop on the Uprising (Children of the Gods #2) Tour . For my stop today I have a review . Please don’t forget to enter the rafflecoper giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win!

Uprising (Children of the Gods #2)

by Jessica Therrien

Release Date: 10/02/15

Summary from Goodreads:

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council’s reach. As long as they believe she’s dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn’t need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she’ll fight to the death. He’s threatened the people she loves.

It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council’s oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.

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My Review

I love books based on Greek Mythology and this series ‘Children of the Gods’ is a solid and welcome addition to the genre! The story picks up where Obsession left off so I would suggest reading that first.
I was pleased to see that the minor issues I had with the first book, were worked out in Uprising. The dialogue was more coherent, the pacing was smoother and the characters were more present.

The characters have really developed. Elyse, our main protaganist, is still afraid of what the future holds and the outcome of the war but she is also more determined to see it through.She is no longer hesitant to step into her predestined role. In the face of adversity and pressure, she emerges stronger , physically, emotionally and mentally, ready to do all that is necessary to bring about the necessary change. In her words:

“I want to live in a world where humans and Descendants can live in peace together. A world where the consequences of loving another race isn’t death.”

William is her rock and her protector and he does all he can to help her. I thought he was sweet and caring and I loved the connection they share. Kyra, one of my favourite characters, has decided to rebel against the council even though the loss she would suffer would almost break her revealing a totally different and softer side to her.

There is a lot of action and angsty moments to go around since Christoph, driven by hatred for a race that he deems to be dangerous, is determined to kill all who dare to stand against him and then some. I think he makes a very good bad guy with his prejudices and bigotry and overall malcontent. We get to understand why he hates humans so much and to see what motivates him.

New abilities are introduced also and the variety thereof was astonishing. There is a special section at the back of the book which I really like that lists the different Descendants and their abilities which is absolutely perfect and necessary for referencing.

Uprising is an explosive combination of action, suspense and romance which takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. The writer draws you in such a subtle way that before you know it, it’s 3 am and you can’t stop turning the pages, dying to find out what’s gonna happen next!!


4 stars


I recommend this for all young adult/ adult readers. Lovers of Greek Mythology or Fantasy would find it especially intriguing.

***Book One***

Oppression (Children of the Gods #1)

by Jessica Therrien

Release Date: 09/02/15

346 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She’s been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she’s well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal.

For Elyse, these things don’t make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she’s been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time.

Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning-and she’s not entirely willing to play by their rules

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About The Author:

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release in February of 2012.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011. Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Saved, is also available as part of the anthology.
Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two sons. She is planning a re-release of her series through Acorn Publishing in September of 2015. The re-release will include the third and final book in her Children of the Gods series as well as a bonus chapter in the back of Oppression.

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Blog Tour: Dog Days Saga by Sierra Dean

Welcome to my stop on the Dog Days Saga Blog Tour. Today I have for you an excerpt  and a Giveaway . Click on the banner to follow the rest of the tour. Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at  the end of the post!!

Dog Days: The Complete Saga (Dog Days #1-4)

by Sierra Dean

Release Date: 07/07/15

Summary from Goodreads:

Collecting all the Dog Days novels, this volume includes the complete, epic story of Cooper Reynolds: a boy cursed to become a coyote on his eighteenth birthday, and Lou Whittaker, the girl who can either save or ruin him.

Combined here for the first time, you get all four Dog Days novels:
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer


Cooper Reynolds’s life is going to the dogs… literally.

As if being a high school senior in a small Texas town wasn’t hard enough, Cooper has bigger things to worry about than who he’ll take to prom and whether or not the Poisonfoot Padres will win homecoming. He has less than a year before his eighteenth birthday, when a curse placed on his family will doom him to live in coyote form forever.

The last thing he needs to complicate his already messed-up life is a girl, but fate has other plans in mind for him when it brings Eloise “Lou” Whittaker to Poisonfoot. She’s grouchy, sarcastic and has no love for her new Texas home, but she might be exactly the right person to help Cooper break the curse.

The clock is ticking, and Cooper will have to decide if he’s willing to let Lou in on his dirty little secret before it’s too late.


Eloise “Lou” Whittaker can’t shake the feeling she’s forgetting something.

After surviving the explosion of the Poisonfoot Library, she struggles to find her footing again, and she’s grateful Archer Wyatt is there to make sure she’s all right. But Archer seems to be around an awful lot and Lou has trouble controlling herself when she’s with him. She should be thrilled the most popular guy in school wants to be with her, but still, there’s that nagging feeling…

Cooper Reynolds knows he ought to let Lou go. He was putting her at risk by letting her in the first time, and now that she’s a blank slate he should just let her go on blissfully unaware of his curse. But she’s given him a taste of something dangerous… hope.

Can Cooper and an unlikely ally help Lou break free from the spell she’s under?

And can they do it before a new force threatens to destroy the whole town?


Just when Cooper Reynolds and Lou Whittaker think they’ve weathered the worst of their trials, they come face to face with the most dangerous, clever villain they’ve ever experienced. One Wyatt brother was bad enough, but now that Archer has called on his brother Christopher for help keeping Lou and Cooper apart, the young couple is about to learn what real trouble looks like.

Christopher has come home determined to get Lou away from Cooper once and for all, and he isn’t afraid who he hurts or what bridges he burns to get the job done. With Cooper’s time running out and Lou struggling to control her growing powers, the last thing they need is more conflict. Too bad things are never as easy as they hope.

With a mysterious pair of FBI investigators in town and the clock ticking, Cooper and Lou need to learn to work together before they’re torn apart forever.


The thrilling conclusion to the Dog Days series!

Cooper Reynolds has been missing for months.

The whole town of Poisonfoot, Texas believes he has run away, proving they were right not to trust him. They believe he left like his brother and father before him: another good-for-nothing Reynolds man leaving the small town in his dust. No one is looking for him.

No one but Lou Whittaker.

Lou knows Cooper was taken, she just doesn’t know where he is or how to get him back. With the help of budding witch, Max, and an unlikely ally in her former enemy Archer Wyatt, Lou is determined to find Cooper and bring him back in one piece.

But time is running out. Summer is upon them, and if they don’t find Cooper before his 18th birthday, they’ll be bringing home a wild animal instead of their beloved friend.

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Forget her.
Cooper had repeated those two words to himself over and over in the weeks following the explosion. They’d become something of a personal mantra for him as he tried to come to terms with what had happened.
Forget her.
He’d waited after his run-in with Elle at the hospital, expecting Lou to call him or show up, to tell him everything would be normal again. But it had been two weeks, and nothing. He knew she was out of the hospital, because he’d heard Marnie Jackson talking about it nonstop.
But it seemed apparent that Lou really had forgotten him. And while he wanted nothing more than to go see her on his own, Elle’s warning haunted him. What if she wasn’t lying? What if he explained to Lou who he was and it hurt her?
Anyway, hadn’t he wanted it this way from the start? When he had first met Lou, he’d done everything he could to convince her not to bother with him. Hell, the whole damned town had tried to push them apart. And in a way, he’d gotten his wish. She had no clue who he was, and because of that she was free from all the inevitable pain he would cause her.
He should be happy.
He should be thanking his lucky stars the pool of people he would devastate on his eighteenth birthday had one fewer person in it. This was a good thing.
He should be grateful she’d be spared losing him.
But he was miserable.
The burden of being cursed was bad enough, but during his time with Lou, he’d been afflicted by something much, much worse. Hope. She’d made him think there was the possibility of a cure. Well, maybe not a cure, but a way to change his fate. She had seemed so certain they could fix things and help him retain his humanity.
And now he’d lost her, and with her went all that hope.
If he didn’t have Lou, he was definitely going to end up on four legs, covered in fur, and howling at the moon with his brother.
He pulled his truck into the lot behind Poisonfoot High School and sat there, staring at the football field. It was late October, and all the grass around town had started to turn an ugly, dry brown color, yet the football field remained an immaculate green.
Cooper wondered how much of the school budget each year was set aside for lawn care.
Grabbing his duffle bag from the truck bed, he made his way to the locker room to change for practice. They had a big game on Friday, and coach would be riding them harder than usual, so he’d arrived a half hour early for practice to run a few laps before the rest of the team showed up.
Running was one of the rare occasions he felt at peace. It was like his conscious mind slipped away, and with each footfall he took another step farther from his troubles.
They always caught up in the end, but for the time he was in motion, he was calm and almost happy.
He was out on the field when he noticed another car in the lot, a pristine red sports car parked directly next to his rusty Ford pickup.
There was no sign of the other boy outside, and Cooper hadn’t seen him in the locker room, yet it was unmistakably Archer’s car. And if there was anything that could ruin Cooper’s running calm, it was the presence of Archer Wyatt.
Though Cooper didn’t know what had happened at the library, he suspected Archer had a hand in it. They’d had a run-in less than an hour before the explosion, and Archer had told him point-blank to stay away from Lou or there would be consequences.
And now Lou didn’t recognize Cooper anymore.
He didn’t know if Archer was capable of mind control, but the parallels were a bit too weird to be mere coincidence.
Grumbling to himself, Cooper set about running laps, figuring if and when Archer wanted to get in his face, the bastard would, and he wasn’t going to be able to stop it. He was on his third go around the field when Archer appeared—like out of nowhere—on the bleachers, sitting in the front row, watching Cooper run.
There was no way he could have walked there from the lockers or the parking lot without being seen.
“What do you want, Wyatt?” Cooper jogged a bit closer so they weren’t shouting at each other, but kept a minimum safe distance between them. The urge to punch Archer in the face without provocation might prove overwhelming, and he certainly didn’t need to get expelled. His mom, as the sheriff, wanted him to graduate, curses be damned. And if that was the last thing he could do for her before spending the rest of his life as a coyote, well…he’d do it.
“What do you mean, what do I want?” Archer shot back, looking calm and relaxed in spite of the mostly faded remains of a large bruise on one of his cheeks. He had taken quite the blow in the explosion to leave a bruise for this long.
It was a shame he hadn’t broken any bones, especially the ones in his face. Or suffered some burns. Anything to make him as ugly on the outside as Cooper knew him to be on the inside.
“It’s a practice day,” Archer continued. “I’m the quarterback. So…I’m here to practice.”
“Right now you seem to be practicing staring at me like a creep.”
“Maybe I’m just observing your form to make sure you don’t get hurt. The Padres need their star running back, you know.”
Cooper snorted. He wasn’t the team’s star anything. Yes, he was the best running back they had. And sure, during a game it was the only time anyone in town gave two craps what he did or even that he was alive. But no one was making Go Big #40 signs, or cheering his name. They cared about the points he brought in, and once he stepped off the field, no one congratulated him or patted him on the back with a chorus of good game.
The ninety minutes he spent on field in a game were the only time he existed, as far as anyone in the school was concerned.
Archer could walk into any store or restaurant and get high-fived or have someone vigorously shake his hand. Cooper had once witnessed Archer getting booze for free at the local convenience store. Archer was a goddamn conquering hero to these people.
He was perfect.
A perfect asshole, in Cooper’s opinion.
But more importantly, there was something sinister and unnatural about the blond boy that set Cooper’s internal alarm bells ringing. And it was a veritable five-alarm fire going off in his head right then.
“How’s Lou?” Cooper asked, his tone conveying a kind of accusation he couldn’t verbalize any other way.
“She’s fine.”
So, suddenly Archer wasn’t interested in talking about Lou anymore? It seemed to be all he’d cared to discuss two weeks earlier.
“I’m guessing she hasn’t asked about me much.”
“She wondered who you were, and I told her.”
Cooper grunted. Sure, Archer would have told her what everyone had told her the first time around. He’s bad news. Stay away from him. Only this time the warning had apparently worked.
He wondered briefly how it would go tomorrow, when they were partnered up together in Mr. Price’s lab. Wouldn’t she find it strange that she had no memories of him when they’d supposedly spent every morning for almost two months working side by side? How would she explain that to herself? How would Archer and Elle convince her it was normal not to know a single thing about her lab partner?
You can still get her back.
Maybe it was crazy, fighting for a way to hang on, but Cooper wasn’t quite ready to give Lou up just yet. He remembered the way she’d looked at him outside the library, her expression vacant, like he meant nothing to her, and though it pained him, he knew the real Lou was still in there somewhere. She had to be.
He loved her. Loved everything about her. Lou had made him crazy enough he’d actually been able to forget his problems for a moment or two. In an instant it had all been wiped from the earth. The kisses they’d shared? Gone. The secrets she knew? Vanished. There was no way all that could have disappeared completely, was there?
If a tree fell in the woods and no one was there to hear it, did it make a sound? Who cared? But if a boy kissed a girl he loved and she forgot who he was, did the kiss ever happen? How could a memory be real if only half the people involved could recall it?
“What do you want from me, huh?” Now Cooper was downright surly. He had no interest in playing games with Archer. “You want me to say you won? Want me to pat you on the back and say she’s all yours and give you my blessing or something?”
“I want you to say you’ll back off,” Archer said, finally dropping the innocent act. “She’s better off this way.”
“Who are you to decide how Lou is better off? You don’t know a thing about what we had.”
“What you had is over.”
“Because of you.” Cooper wanted very badly to clear the distance between them and beat Archer to a bloody pulp. He wanted to punch and kick and…bite. He wanted to rip the other boy apart.
And that urge kept him planted where he was.
More and more often of late, the whims and wants of the coyote had begun to come through. The animal he would become was starting to eclipse the human he was, and when his eighteenth birthday came around, he wondered if there’d be any of the boy left inside the animal.
Would he know who he’d been?
His brother, Jeremy, had changed already, and though he seemed to know who Cooper was, the animal Jeremy had become was not human in the slightest.
Would Cooper remember Lou? Would any of this matter by the time next August rolled around?
“You need to get over this,” Archer said, bringing Cooper’s attention away from his revenge fantasies.
“You could have killed her. What the hell were you thinking?” If he was going to go for broke, he might as well see if Archer would admit to something.
“You have no idea what happened that day.” Archer’s face had gone pale, no easy feat given how tan he was. He got to his feet and seemed to consider coming towards Cooper, but when Cooper took a step back, Archer stayed put. “You’ll never understand. You can’t. But leave Lou alone.”
The same warning Cooper had gotten from Elle. “Or what?”
“Don’t test me, Reynolds.”
Cooper tried to think of a threatening reply, but instead he stood in silence and watched Archer cross the field as the rest of the team began to pull into the lot.

About the Author

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.

Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

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Blog Tour: The Secret King Lethao by Dawn Chapman

Title: The Secret King Lethao
Author: Dawn Chapman
Date Published: Sept 30, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy


Kendro, King of the Aonise, can do nothing to prevent their sun from collapsing, consuming their home planet Letháo in a single fiery blast. Running out of time and options, he evacuates the entire population, setting off into the unknown galaxy in four crowded ships. Under constant danger from their ancient enemy, the Zefron, treasonous dissent seeps into his inner circle. Threatened inside and out, Kendro struggles with who to trust, until a mysterious vision finally brings hope to the distraught King. A new home awaits the Aonise, if Kendro can only unite them long enough to survive the journey.


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Dawn Chapman has been creating sci fi and fantasy stories for thirty years. Until 2005 when her life and attention turned to scripts, and she started work on The Secret King, a 13 episode Sci Fi TV series, with great passion for this medium.

In 2010, Dawn returned to her first love of prose. She’s been working with coach EJ Runyon who’s encouraged her away from fast paced script writing, to revel in the world of TSK and Letháo as an epic prose space journey.

 She’s had success with a web series, co-written with ‘Melvin Johnson’, produced by Nandar Entertainment, and a short film Irobe, also co-written. This year her experience of working with Producers/Directors from the US and AUS has expanded. From Drama, Sci Fi to Action, Dawn’s built a portfolio of writing, consulting and publishing.

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Book Blitz: Old Farmer’s Road by Isaiyan Morrison

OLD FARMER'S ROAD blitzWelcome to the Book Blitz for Old Farmer’s Road a Young Adult Supernatural Novel. Read on for some interesting quotes, a link to the book trailer and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!!

Title: Old Farmer’s Road
Author: Isaiyan Morrison
Genre: Young Adult/Supernatural


Mysterious deaths have plagued the desolate, swamp filled area of Old Farmer’s Road for decades.

After moving to Minneapolis Cecilia is befriended by Isaac and Elsie, siblings who have kept a dark secret hidden about their past for countless years. As her body is taken over by a demonic force, she finds herself an Impa, a rare and supernatural creature who lives off the flesh and essence of her victims to stay alive.

With the bloated bodies of missing teens beginning to resurface, the voice of the ratchet old farmer’s voice inside her head begs for “Just One More.”

Consumed in the macabre environment, the urge to feed takes control over not only her body but her soul. Soon Cecilia comes to a realization that giving the voice exactly what It wants will never be enough.

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Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to San Diego, California while in the Navy. After serving four years of active duty, she moved to Los Angeles. After a few years, she moved back to Minnesota where she started to pursue her dream to be an author. Old Farmer’s Road is her fifth published novel. She now resides in Texas with her two cats, a pit bull dog, and two guinea pigs.

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Cover Reveal: The Witching Hour Collection

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The Witching Hour Collection
by Various Authors
Release Date: November 30th 2015

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Summary from Goodreads:

Good witch. Bad witch. White magic. Black magic. Kitchen magic. Pick your potion. Ready for Halloween? The authors of the Blazing Indie Collective, who brought you the Falling in Deep Collection, are brewing up something new. Check out all the novellas in The Witching Hour Collection coming October 2015:

Melanie Karsak: Witch Wood
Claire C. Riley: Raven’s Cove
Eli Constant: Sleeping in the Forest of Shadows
Elizabeth Watasin: Charm School: The Wrecking Faerie
Erin Hayes: I’d Rather be a Witch
Carrie Wells: Playing with Magic
Evan Winters: The Witch of Bracken’s Hollow
Minerva Lee: Spun Gold
Blaire Edens: The Witch of Roan Mountain
Poppy Lawless: The Cupcake Witch


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Melanie Karsak / Carrie Wells / Claire C. Riley / Elizabeth Watasin
Eli Constant / Poppy Lawless / Blaire Edens / Erin Hayes
Evan Winters / Minerva Lee

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