• Rachel McClellan's Fractured Truth Tour: Review and Interview



    Today,  I'm pleased to be part of Rachel McClellan's Fractured Truth Tour. 

    Fractured Truth is the third novel in McClellan's "Fractured Light" series (you can read my review of Fractured Light here and Fractured Soul here). For today's tour stop, I'm going to share my review of the new novel. Then, Rachel will share some insights into her creative process. There's even an international giveaway! 

    See all the tour stops here. The tour was coordinated through Dark World Books.


    Fractured Truth

     


    (Fractured Light #3)

    Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow–the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

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    My Review

    And Rachel McClellan does it again! After regaling readers with Llona and co.’s exploits in Fractured Soul and Fractured Light, she simultaneously ups the ante, brings the story arc to a most thrilling and satisfying conclusion, while leaving the reader begging for more in the trilogy’s final installment, Fractured Truth.

    Picking up hot on the heels of its predecessor, Fractured Truth returns to the not-so-hallowed halls of Lucent Academy, where Llona and her diminished circle of allies attempt to prepare for the coming storm. They encounter resistance from unexpected parties, enlist support from unwelcome sources, and even contend with the inexplicable return of a fallen friend. Is it too much for them to overcome? Read it and find out.

    Once again, McClellan’s world building and characterization skills are on display—and this time, she’s out for blood! Bonds are tested, truths are shattered (or fractured, I suppose, lol), and the world will never be the same. While there’s plenty of romance and drama to satisfy the most voracious YA fan, there is also plenty of action and intrigue. I highly recommend Fractured Truth to YA and paranormal fans.

    The Author

    Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…


    Interview

    1. When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer? How has it manifested through the years?

    I always enjoyed writing. I have drawers full of half written novels, short stories, and even a few lame songs, but not once did I ever believe I could become an author. It took a trip to Ireland, and me standing on the Cliffs of Moher to realize that it was possible. There was something about Ireland that inspired me to become better and accomplish my dreams.

    2. Is there one book/author that has influenced you most?

    Just one? That’s tough. There are so many, but the one author who’s journey inspired me the most is James Dashner who wrote the Maze Runner series. It’s really an incredible story that can be read on his blog. To sum it up, he had to work really hard and despite opposition, acquired great success.

    3. You awaken one morning to a dream come true: an email asking you to be a co-author. Who would the email be from and what would the story be?

    The email would be from Dean Koontz, and he’d want me to co-author a deliciously dark, scary story.

    4. Can you share a bit about your writing process? Do you prefer a certain time of day? A favorite location? Musical accompaniment or silence? Etc.

    I’m not one for outlining, but I never start a story without knowing the ending. Once I know that, then I simply have to come up with a beginning. In between there, I always make sure that each chapter focuses on the characters main goal, and that the action is driving the plot forward all the way to the end. I write anytime I get a spare second. With four children, this isn’t very often. That’s why most of my writing is done at night when they are in bed. I like to write in this comfy recliner, and I more often than not, write to music. Music is so inspiring and has helped me write many scenes.

    5. The desert island question: which book would you bring?

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

    6. Do you prefer reading physical books, e-books, audio books? Why?

    I love the feel of a physical book and will read one whenever I have a chance, but I like the ease and convince of an ebook. Audio books? Only if it’s Christian Bale as Batman reading to me.

    7. Many readers believe books are better than movies based upon books. Do you agree?

    For the most part it’s true. However, I LOVED the second Hunger Games movie and thought it was just as good as the book, if not better.

    8. How has your publishing process aligned with your pre-publishing expectations?

    Such a good question. No, it has not aligned. Before I was published, I was probably like most first time authors who have these illusions of grandeur. I thought my book would become insanely popular. I thought I would make a lot more money. And I didn’t think I’d have to spend so much of my own time and money to promote my own book. But whatever. I wouldn’t change a thing. Writing is my passion.

    9. How would you describe a world in which books didn't exist?

    Utterly boring. I read to escape this world. Without books, where would I go?

    10. How do you market your books?

    The typical outlets – blogs, twitter, Facebook. I also hold a lot of contests. This really gets my books in front of readers.

    11. What are you working on now/next?

    Before the year is up, I will release another paranormal novel titled Unleashed. It’s sort of a young adult version of the Jekyll and Hyde story. I really like this novel. It’s much darker than my others, which is probably why I like it. In addition, I’m in the editing phase of my YA Dystopian titled The Original. This one was a challenge for me, but I’m finding that it’s probably my strongest novel.

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    Read my review of the other books in the series (here and here) and let me know what you think of Fractured Truth!

    Be sure to enter the international giveaway. You can win:

    GRAND PRIZE: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a printed copy of Fractured Truth
    Runner-up 1: Printed copy of Fractured Truth
    Runner-up 2: Ebook copy of Fractured Truth

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  • April 2014 Calendar: S.M. Boyce and the Grimoire Series


    It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

    Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The series for April is the "Grimoire Saga" by S.M. Boyce! This year, Boyce is giving away something cool every week. Each giveaway starts on Monday, and you can view the schedule with links to the giveaways on her website!


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    Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)

    Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)

    Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea. Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing. 

    For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire. Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

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    Treason (Grimoire Saga #2)

    Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.

    Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood. To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.

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    Heritage (Grimoire Saga #3)

    Heritage (Grimoire Saga #3)

    Kara Magari isn’t normal, even by Ourea’s standards—and in a world of shape-shifters and soul stealers, that’s saying something. To the royalty, she’s a loose cannon. To the masses, she’s a failure. But Kara’s arrival in Ourea started a war, and she’s going to end it.

    An ancient isen named Stone takes an interest in Kara’s training, and it turns out he has more answers than he originally led her to believe. In an effort to unearth a secret that might end the bloodshed, Kara instead discovers an ugly truth about her family—and how much she has in common with an infamous mass-murderer.

    Braeden Drakonin has slowly rebuilt his life after the betrayal that tore it apart. His father wants him dead, and frankly, his so-called allies wouldn’t mind that either. Private alliances are formed. Secrets are sold. Tension is driving the armies apart. A single battle will end this war, and it’s coming. Braeden may be a prince, but it will take more than that to survive. He must take the fight to his father’s door—and win.

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    Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4)

    Available Fall 2014

    The final chapter in the war for Ourea ends with blood.

    Kara Magari is an icon. A hero. The people love her. The royalty tolerates her. She has everything—an army, allies, and a close circle of chosen family. They believe she will end the war, and they shouldn’t. She’s as scared as they are. She just can’t show it.

    The war she accidentally started ends with a final battle that will either save or enslave her people. She will do anything to win—until she learns the cost of victory.

    Braeden Drakonin is afraid of what he’ll become when he takes over his father’s kingdom—that much authority can change a man. But his father has already tried to kill him more than once, and it’s time to end his reign. Braeden’s armies are ready. His strategy is foolproof. His generals are waiting for the order to attack. It’s only in the final seconds before the battle begins that he realizes he missed one crucial detail—the traitor.

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    Author Bio

    International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

    S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

    Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.


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  • Wynne Channing's I Am Forever Tour: Review and Interview



    Today, I feel like singing "O Canada!"

    Why?

    Because I'm the opening stop for Wynne Channing's I Am Forever Tour. 

    You see, I predict that Wynne is destined to go down in history as one of Canada's greatest exports, alongside the likes of maple syrup, Wayne Gretzky, and Bryan Adams. She's that good. (She's also nice as hell, although the phrase may be somewhat oxymoronic!) 

    I Am Forever is the second novel in Channing's "What Kills Me" series (you can read my review of the first book here). For today's tour stop, Wynne is going to share some insights into her creative process and I'm going to share my review of the new novel. There's even an international giveaway! 

    See all the tour stops here. The tour was coordinated through Dark World Books.


    I Am Forever

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    Axelia fought an army of vampires and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god.

    But instead of relishing her victory, she faces a dangerous new world and an empire at war. Axelia is thrust into the position of supreme vampire and caught in the crossfire of battle. To make matters worse, her role alienates Lucas, the one vampire that she trusts.

    Her power spawns evil enemies. And they know how to get to her — by hurting those whom she loves most.


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    My Review

    I loved Wynne Channing’s debut novel, What Kills Me, so much that I praised the hell out of it. It was original, well developed, beautifully described, fluid, fast-paced, and action-packed.

    I eagerly awaited the next installment in the series.

    And waited.

    And waited.

    Not being blessed with the lifespan of a vampire, I eventually started worrying that the universe would punch my ticket before I ever had the satisfaction of reading the sequel. However, it turned out my fears were unwarranted. I Am Forever may have taken what felt like forever—and I’m here to tell you that’s a mighty long time—but it was well worth the wait!

    Picking up on the heels of WKM, I Am Forever immediately transports the reader back to Channing’s world, with Zee and Lucas enjoying a momentary respite from murder and mayhem. The story begins at a sedate pace—offering a peek into vampire society and introductions to new characters, as Zee embraces her destiny as the Divine—but the peace is short lived and our stars soon find themselves neck deep in trouble.

    And trouble is right where we want them. Trust me. I’m all for world building and character developing and all that jazz … but I’ll take a healthy dose of action over that stuff any day! And Channing delivers the goods. There’s a melee of epic proportions that’s worth the price of admission alone.

    I won’t say anymore. I’m not into spoilers, so I apologize for disappointing those hungry for specifics. (Helpful hint: it’s a condition that’s easily rectified—read the book!) All I’ll add is that fans of YA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and vampire fiction should not miss this series.

    Bravo Ms. Channing!


    Connect with Wynne

    • Email: wynne@wynnechanning.com | Twitter: wynnechanning

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    Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist.

    Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Alicia Keys to the President of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with Hugh Jackman (well, he once played a vampire hunter).

    She briefly considered calling her debut novel "Well" so then everyone would say: "Well written by Wynne Channing."


    Interview

    First of all, I’m thrilled to be featured on Tom’s blog today. I consider myself a fan and a friend, so thanks for hosting me and for these great questions.

    1. When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer? How has it manifested through the years?

    I don’t remember wanting to be anything else. I read Stephen King novels when I was still too young to understand what all the sex scenes were about. I do remember that I was in Grade 4 when I wrote my first novel, called Sweet Dreams. It featured a love, uh, rhombus (three girls and one lucky guy) and it was about alien clones.

    While I dreamed of writing fiction, I went to university for journalism. I thought it was a more practical profession — newsprint is going to be around forever right? — and it has been the most amazing career. Writing every day for a daily newspaper has allowed me to hone my craft and observing people has just given me more fodder for my fiction.

    2. Is there one book/author that has influenced you most?

    I was obsessed with Christopher Pike books when I was a teen. I waited months for his new releases and I’d devour them in a few hours. Then I’d be upset that I had to wait again. I figured when I grow up, I’m going to torture teenagers the same way.

    3. You awaken one morning to a dream come true: an email asking you to be a co-author. Who would the email be from and what would the story be?

    Ack! This seems like a nightmare. I’d be filled with anxiety and doubt about working with an author that I admire. I can’t imagine co-authoring a book with someone; but I’d love to sit in the background and watch people create magic (Khaled Hosseini who wrote The Kite Runner, maybe).

    4. Can you share a bit about your writing process? Do you prefer a certain time of day? A favorite location? Musical accompaniment or silence? Etc.

    I have to schedule writing time. I prefer to write at coffee shops (without wifi because I’m easily distracted) or on the couch in the middle of the night. And I always listen to music when I write.

    5. The desert island question: which book would you bring?

    A survival handbook. The only shelter I’ve ever had to build was a couch-cushion fort so I’d need some guidance.

    6. Do you prefer reading physical books, e-books, audio books? Why?

    I like to earmark pages, underline passages and stick post-its everywhere. My physical books look like they’ve been to war...which is the way they should look. Well loved.

    7. Many readers believe books are better than movies based upon books. Do you agree?

    I’ve never seen a movie that I thought was better than the book; but I think some adaptations are pretty darn good (The Kite Runner).

    8. How has your publishing process aligned with your pre-publishing expectations?

    Being an indie author has provided me with more pride than I ever expected. The milestones, the accomplishments, the failures are all yours — you are responsible for your own destiny and that is such a powerful feeling.

    9. How would you describe a world in which books didn't exist?

    Tragic.

    10. How do you market your books?

    I prefer to market my books exclusively online — it’s where I’ve gotten the best response. I also hope to be writing for a long, long time so I want to get my stories in as many hands as possible — even if that means making my first novel free.

    11. What are you working on now/next?

    I’m working on the third book in the What Kills Me series and I’m also writing a non-fiction book on personal finance.

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    Read my review of the first book in the series, What Kills Me, here and let me know what you think of I Am Forever!

    Be sure to enter the international giveaway. The grand prize is a stunning ballpoint pen filled with more than 100 pink crystals, a black leather note book by Canadian designer Jessica Jensen, an ecopy of I Am Forever, and a signed What Kills Me bookmark. See the pics below!


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  • March 2014 Calendar: Stacey Marie Brown and the Darkness Series


    It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

    Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The series for March is the "Darkness Series" by Stacey Marie Brown! She is giving away an Alice in Wonderland Pouch with "Darkness Series" Swag, a few ebooks, and a $10 Amazon Gift card! Be sure to enter for your chance to win some great swag!


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    Darkness of Light (Book One)


    Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

    Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

    When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

    Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.

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    Fire in the Darkness (Book Two)


    It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

    And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

    Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

    Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

    No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.

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    Stacey Marie Brown


    Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. Shegrew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

    When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

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  • The Wind Whisperer Tour: A Character Interview by Krista Holle


    Last month, we joined Krista Holle's The Wind Whisperer tour by sharing a guest post on the power of the love triangle. Today, Krista's back--and she brought a friend.

    Check out the interview with Anaii below!

    The tour is coordinated through Dark World Books. Click the banner above to see all the tour stops.


    The Wind Whisperer

    At fifteen, Anaii is the most important member of her tribe—and the most mysterious. Ever since Anaii can remember, the spirits of the wind have whispered of fertile hunting grounds and imminent enemy attacks. But when her people are ambushed by a brother clan without any apparent cause, the spirits remain eerily silent.

    As the village prepares to retaliate, Anaii is pressured by her best friend, Elan, to marry him. It’s an old plea—Elan has spent a lifetime loving her, but Anaii only sees a childhood playmate out of an imposing warrior. Stifled by Elan’s insistence, Anaii escapes into the forest where she meets Jayttin, the beautiful son of the enemy chief.

    Enamored by Jayttin’s carefree spirit and hope for peace, she repeatedly sneaks away to be with him, but when her deception is discovered, Elan is devastated. Pledging his lifelong affection, Elan gives her a passionate kiss, and Anaii begins to see her friend in a new light.

    While Anaii is tormented over which man she must choose, the wind whispers of a new threat that could destroy both tribes. Only a union will afford a chance at survival, but the reality of that union is based on one thing—which man Anaii chooses to die.


    An Interview With The Wind Whisperer's Anaii

    How long have the wind spirits been talking to you? 

    Father believes the voices started the day he found me strapped in my mother’s cradle board. He believes my gift is meant for him. I’d ask my mother but she died from starvation moments after we arrived. She was a stranger from a faraway land and didn’t know you could enter any dwelling and eat.

    What does the wind say to you? 

    The wind describes what it sees. One moment it may tell me where an eagle has dropped a sacred feather and the next moment I’m learning the Zennites are preparing to attack us. The wind is almost never quiet but I’ve learned to sleep through most of the chatter.

    The Zennites are your enemy. Why did you take a Zennite warrior as a boyfriend? 

    I met Jayttin when he was forming his medicine in the forest. The way I feel about him is not a crime.

    But he is your enemy. Aren’t you a traitor to every Chippoke in your village? 

    Jayttin shouldn’t even be my enemy! His father and mine are brothers—two stubborn snakes who love war and are dedicated to hating each other. There was a time when we were one tribe not two!

    I understand that treason is a crime punishable by death in your tribe. Aren’t you afraid of having your head clubbed? 

    Ha (Anaii laughs bitterly), I am too valuable to Father to be killed. But there are other ways to punish the disobedient and the scars on my back bear the proof!

    How does your best friend, Elan, feel about you cavorting with your enemy? 

    I don’t like to discuss Jayttin with him. Elan’s temper is sharper than his arrow. He’s always assumed that one day he and I would get married. Elan doesn’t understand that I see a brother in him—in him I see my real family.

    Do you think that you and Jayttin have a chance at happiness? 

    A union with Jayttin seems impossible, but this is not right! Our tribes were never meant to be divided and the gods are unhappy! Can’t you feel this? Jayttin will be the future werowance and could be the key to peace between the tribes. It is not wrong that I love him, and Father can poke his eyes out!


    Krista Holle


    Krista Holle is an award winning author who stepped up her writing after reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. It occurred to Krista that there is an insatiable audience of women and girls who want to read books filled with stories about true love—not just vampires. When Krista is not writing, she loves to collect seashells, watch movies, and eat obscene amounts of pizza. Krista currently resides in Montpelier, Virginia with her husband, four daughters and an eccentric cat with a weird attachment to the family’s socks.

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    Thank you, Anaii (and Krista), for stopping by! 

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  • New Release: "The Flower of Hell" by Noree Cosper


    For this season of love (or lust or just the need for large amounts of chocolate), The Flower of Hell is re-released as it's own stand alone short story. You can finally meet sexy Dimitri.



    Title: The Flower of Hell
    A Short Story in the Van Helsing Organization Series
    Author: Noree Cosper
    Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
    Cover Artist: Rebecca Hamilton

    Gabriella devoted her eternity to carrying out her vengeance against demons. As she pursues her latest prey she stumbles across another hunter. To Gabby, Dimitri is an unneeded distraction, but he attracts her like no other man has for centuries. Will this hunter unlock the feelings she’d buried long ago or will he just open her up to more heartache? Can Gabby protect both of them from the demon stalking the Paris streets?

    Excerpt:

    That night he took me to dinner. We supped on chicken and mushroom crepes outside a small café, enjoying the music of the street bands. As we ate, he spoke of his family.
    We traveled to the top of the Eiffel tower to view the city from the world’s tallest structure. I shivered at the cold wind and Dimitri wrapped his arm around me. After a moment of hesitation, I relaxed and rested my head on his shoulder. For the first time in years I felt at peace.
    “So, tell me something about you,” he said.
    “I hunt demons.”
    “Besides that. Hmm, how about where you are from? Is Paris your home city?”
    “No, I’m from Italy.”
    “Really?” he asked, surprise showing on his face. “I couldn’t tell; you have no accent.”
    “I lost it in my travels.”
    “Where have you traveled?” he asked, rubbing my arm.
    “Europe, Asia, Africa, all over,” I said.
    “So you’re a world traveler.”
    “That’s where the demons are.”
    “Back to the demons. Your life seems to revolve around them.”
    A couple passed us. Both were smiling down at their son, who stood between them, holding their hands. A lump rose in my throat as memories threatened to overwhelm me. I stared at the city below.
    “That’s what being a hunter is,” I said. “You should know.”
    “Yes, but I have friends and family in my life. You don’t seem to have that.”
    “Those are a liability.”
    He lifted up my chin, so his gaze met mine. “Not if you find the right one.”

    Dimitri’s mouth covered mine in a gentle kiss and my eyelids closed, enjoying the sweetness. My heart raced as I explored his soft lips.

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    About Noree Cosper

    Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.

    She embraced her nerdom wholeheartedly.

    Noree grew, but never left her love for fantasy and horror. Her dreams pushed her and her hand itched to write the visions she saw. So, with her fingers on the keys, she did what her heart had been telling her to do since childhood. She wrote.

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  • Cover Reveal: Fractured Truth by Rachel McClellan


    It's finally time to reveal the cover for the much anticipated YA novel Fractured Soul, book three in Rachel McClellan's amazing "Fractured Light" series!





    “You guys don’t get it, do you?” I said. “You think Cyrus is done with us? You think he’s making more Vykens because it’s fun?”

    I let my questions sink in before I added, “Cyrus is coming back, and he’s going to finish what he started. This isn’t just about saving the others; it’s about saving our race. The time is now. Are you ready?” 


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    Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

    Pre order your copy on Amazon now! 

    Find out more about Rachel McClellan and her books below. Read my reviews of the first two books in the series--Fractured Light and Fractured Soul--as well as Confessions of A Cereal Mother




  • Cover Reveal: "The Flower of Hell" by Noree Cosper



    Title: The Flower of Hell (A Short Story in the Van Helsing Organization Series)
    Author: Noree Cosper
    Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
    Release Date: 2/14/14
    Cover Artist: Rebecca Hamilton

    Originally part of the Paramourtal Anthology, this short story is being re-released on its own. Get a chance to learn more about Gabby and how she became involved with the Van Helsing family.

    Gabriella devoted her eternity to carrying out her vengeance against demons. As she pursues her latest prey she stumbles across another hunter. To Gabby, Dimitri is an unneeded distraction, but he attracts her like no other man has for centuries. Will this hunter unlock the feelings she’d buried long ago or will he just open her up to more heartache? Can Gabby protect both of them from the demon stalking the Paris streets?

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    About Noree Cosper

    Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.

    She embraced her nerdom wholeheartedly.

    Noree grew, but never left her love for fantasy and horror. Her dreams pushed her and her hand itched to write the visions she saw. So, with her fingers on the keys, she did what her heart had been telling her to do since childhood. She wrote.


    My Review

    Noree Cosper’s short story, “The Flower of Hell,” is a tight, well-written piece of fiction that has but one flaw: it leaves you wanting more.

    “The Flower of Hell” offers a quick peek into the life of a demon hunter, Gabriella, who devotes her life to killing demons and other denizens of the dark. She has good reason, of course, so we root for her to be successful. When she runs into a vampire hunter intent on working together, things get a little heated.

    For some reason I couldn’t put my finger on, the story kept reminding me of a hardboiled detective story. It was a good thing, though. It felt … right. Cosper also brought Van Helsing into the mix, adding to an already strong lineup—there’s sex and swordplay (two things that might be high on anyone’s “to-do” list … but probably not at the same time), vampires and demons, and a great female character in Gabriella.

    HEA or not, I really (really, really) expected a dark twist at the end. No, I won’t give it away, so you’ll have to see for yourself if that twist came.

    My sources tell me that Cosper’s hard at work on a full-length novel. Given what she did with “The Flower of Hell,” I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    Now, where the hell’s my sword?

    Be sure to check out The Flower of Hell and let me (and Noree) know what you think!

  • The Pathways of the Dead Tour: An Excerpt and Interview With Jonathan D Allen



    Today, I am pleased to be part of Jonathan D. Allen's Pathways of the Dead TourPathways is the second novel--The Corridors of the Dead being the first--in Allen's "Among the Dead" series. Jonathan is here to share an excerpt from that book and some insights into his creative process and more. There's even an international giveaway! 

    See all the tour stops here. The tour was coordinated through Dark World Books.

    Pathways of the Dead

    (Among the Dead #2)

    Matty doesn’t want to end the world. Unfortunately, she has no choice.

    Through a series of harrowing events, Matty DiCamillo discovered that she is the heir to an ancient prophecy, destined to destroy her own reality to save countless others. Now she finds herself locked away and interrogated by beings known as the Aetelia, who are out to force the apocalypse to their liking. After a breathless escape and an attack by the band of rebel Aetelia known as the Watchers, Matty must not only cross worlds but time itself to elude capture and face her destiny on her own terms. Aided by her lover Kristy; Tommy, a man trapped in a boy’s body; and an ageless woman named Omarosa; she must face death itself to reach the City of the Dead.

    Excerpt

    Grabbe tried to speak, but the back of his throat had been, coated by some substance that seemed to hold his vocal cords in place.

    Jazshael reached into his coat pocket. “Well, I’m glad you’re awake. Wouldn't want you to miss all the fun.” He produced a full syringe, its needle sparkling in the low light of what he assumed to be Jazshael's new lab.

    Grabbe cleared his throat, cutting away some of the gunk from the back of his throat. He knew Jazshael; engagement would be the only path to keep from getting jabbed with that needle.

    “What…what are you doing with me?”

    Jazshael glanced toward something off to Grabbe’s left; no doubt some mechanical monstrosity just out of Grabbe’s line of sight. “Something glorious, my friend. You can count on that. And don’t worry that your uhm…” He twirled a finger around the circumference of his head. “…sacrifice, that it will be wasted.”

    Sacrifice. Not the kind of language you wanted to hear around Jazshael. It usually meant that he’d singled you out for some sort of experiment, some “great leap in evolution.” Grabbe’s stomach twisted and he strained against his bonds. As he did so, lances of pain shot through his body from every place where the cables pierced his flesh. He cried out, going slack almost immediately.

    Jazshael frowned. “Oh, come on, I expect that from creatures way less than you. Struggling, pain, it doesn’t become you, I’m afraid.”

    Grabbe had no reply – he found himself lost in a world of pain.

    Jazshael went on. “You know, I’m glad it came down to this. You of all people know what’s going on here, you, my friend…you get the calculus. You always did.”

    “That’s why I left,” Grabbe gasped.

    “Yeah, about that.” Jazshael frowned. “That kind of thinking got you into this mess in the first place. You never did have the stomach to do what it took to move things forward. Unfortunate character flaw, really.”

    Grabbe shook his head, wincing as another pain shot through his neck. “Samyaza has what it takes to move things forward. You think he’s the wave of the future?”

    Jazshael slammed his left fist against the wall and stormed toward Grabbe, jabbing his free index finger at him. “Don’t. Don’t you do that. You know how I feel about him.”

    Some things never changed. “So why are you here? I thought he kicked you out.”

    The Aetelia chuckled, the light in his eyes shining pure insanity. “Of course he did. What else was he going to do, keep around a blatant threat to his status quo? No, no. And then once he’d kicked me out, he got it into his thick skull that he could create his own bioweapons. Can you believe that?”

    It took Grabbe a moment to realize that Jazshael expected a reply, and a coherent one at that. He mustered up the best response that he could. “Why would he do that?”

    “Good question. You know about London, right? All the crap that went down there before all this began?”

    “I know a little bit.” Word about Samyaza’s disaster had traveled fast. The Watchers had built up a network of worldwide followers in the closing years of World War II, channeling just enough energy to slip the bonds of their Aethyric prison and aid their many worshippers. Rumor had it that a human insurgency had sprung up and battled the Watcher operation in London during the Summer of 2011. The Watchers had won at last, but Samyaza lost his eye in the process.

    Jazshael nodded. “I figured. Always had the pulse, you did.” He straightened up, smirking. “Here’s the funny thing. So he and his people, he and his goons, they’re looking for the perfect subject to turn into a bioweapon. They have no idea what they’re looking for, though. Maybe a tunneler, like your Chosen One? Maybe shoot people up with a virus and turn them into monsters. So inelegant,” he said, and snorted. “But get this – the dumb bastard stumbles across a Class A Folder. You know what those are, right?”

    Grabbe shook his head. “Should I?”

    Jazshael slapped the back of his head. “You never did pay attention to me. Naughty boy. Get up to the curve, man. Folders can – you know – fold reality. Create life. You think tunnelers are something?” He scoffed. “They’re nothing next to these Folders. And they’re volatile too – the Folders, I mean. There are so few and every single one of them seems to implode and end up dead before you know it. So anyway, this genius – I’m talking about Samyaza here, you know – decides he’s going to turn a Folder into a fucking bioweapon. I know, right?” he said, and laughed.

    Jazshael began to pace now, gesticulating with the hand that held the syringe. “I mean, it’s like…what is he thinking? He didn’t even try to consult me. Could I have done anything with her? I don’t know, but I’ll tell you this.” He drew close, and Grabbe could smell the rank sweetness on his breath. “Even I know not to play with that kind of fire, friend.” He scratched his head, almost jabbing himself with the needle. “You know that, right?”

    “I do,” Grabbe said. Jazshael had always been prone to these rants, with severe injury or worse for those who dared interrupt. Grabbe saw no need to worsen things.

    “So this is real funny. Wait ‘til you hear this. Eventually the Folder gets away, so they create a clone and try to turn this clone into their perfect weapon. They make all kinds of mistakes. There’s this…this…genetic waste left over. Sentient genetic waste, mind you. And get this,” he said, and grinned. “One of those mistakes? She damn near killed the bastard. Can you believe that shit?”

    Grabbe found himself genuinely astonished. Had Samyaza lost the plot? Jazshael clearly had his drawbacks – Grabbe had a sick feeling he would find out a whole lot more about that soon – but objectively, the move had made no sense for the Watcher, especially given the danger of these bioweapons. “Why would he do that?”

    Jazshael clapped his hands twice. “Thank you! That’s what I said. Why would you do such a thing? I mean, what are you, crazy?” He erupted into peals of manic laughter that rang off the walls. “I’m out of my damned mind, and I wouldn’t do that.” Another laugh, and he wiped his eyes. “Anywho, so everybody knows that he lost his eye during that mess in London, right?”

    “Sure.”

    “Total lie. Complete fabrication, he, uh…well, I mean, it was that piece of waste. That half-folder. Crazy shit is what I’m trying to tell you here. And Samyaza thought he could replace me. This Watcher, who thought he could replace me, did this. Can you believe that?” That’s genius at work, my friend. After that mess, Samyaza is so desperate he comes to me, tells me ‘I need you to revive the program.’ We need to go full on ahead, since the Reckoning is coming and we can take the Watchtowers, maybe run the show after all. I figure I’ll play along. I mean, why not, what loss is there for me? I can become my own free agent. And he has to pay me.” He laughed and then wagged his finger. “But I’m not a Watcher anymore. Oh, no. Don’t think that.”

    “I wouldn’t make that mistake.” What little energy Grabbe still possessed drained out of him, as if the cables sucked it from his flesh. Good. Maybe unconsciousness would simply overtake him before Jazshael did.

    Jazshael chuckled. “Good. Because I’m going to give this organization a kick in the ass. I am the Aetelia to do it. And you, my friend,” he said, approaching him and waving the needle, “You are the instrument of Samyaza’s destruction. I mean, how fucking beautiful is that? Don’t tell me you wouldn’t like to get him back for what he did to poor little Anushka all those years ago.”

    The words struck right to Grabbe’s core. “And if I don’t want to?” Grabbe would have sworn the words were barely audible. The energy drain and the pain evoked by Anushka’s name had conspired to push him further into darkness. He had to press every word out with a concentrated effort.

    Jazshael’s mouth hung open; in another situation, Grabbe might have laughed. “Buh…wuh…what kind of answer is that? Why wouldn’t you want to be? If Anushka doesn’t work, then look what he did to your fucking family or the Watchers. Remember what we were supposed to be? We were supposed to help those people. He did that. He did that to our. Fucking. People.” He punctuated each of the last three words with hard blows to his own chest. “It demands death. It demands a strong leader, because I tell you what, when that Reckoning comes around, if…if we’re out there with our pants down around our asses and the Lost Aetelia or whoever throws the switch on reality, all hell will break loose. I want to be on top of that pile when it’s all done, and I want you by my side. Do you get me? Do you read what I’m writing here?”

    Darkness closed in on the corners of Grabbe’s vision. “If the Chosen One fails, there’s not going to be anything to rule.” The words came from the end of a long, dark tunnel.

    Jazshael lifted Grabbe’s drooping head, looking into his eyes. “That’s the whole point of this exercise, my friend, the crux of our drive, you could say. You’re going to make sure that happens.”

    “How?” This word would be Grabbe’s last. He could feel it. The sensation that crept over his body felt worse than unconsciousness, worse than pain, more like death, or something even worse.

    “Like this,” Jazshael said.

    Grabbe’s eyes flew open as Jazshael jabbed the needle into the tender flesh above his ear. A moment later, quicksilver cold flowed through the hole and into his brainpan. Energy coursed through his body and the world dissolved in a blue metallic wash that faded to gray. He tried to speak, but the thickness in his throat had become far worse, an actual obstruction blocking not just words but air.

    It would be only moments before his consciousness disappeared down a dark hole in the center of this new, gray world.

    Jazshael leaned close to Grabbe’s ear, whispering the last words that Grabbe heard on this side of consciousness:

    “You will become a god.”


    Jonathan D Allen


    Born and raised in the rural Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Jonathan wrote his first fantasy/sci-fi novel at the age of 13. After studying writing and communication at James Madison University, Jonathan turned his passion for writing into a full-time technical writing career in the DC Metro area, working for companies like Sprint/Nextel, Time Warner Cable, and Sirius XM Radio, where he had an opportunity to combine his love of music with his love of writing. He may have drifted away from fiction at times, but it was always his first love – and he always returned to it. Now living in Bethesda with his wife, two cats, and two quirky guinea pigs for which his publishing company is named, he crafts the kinds of stories that he had always hoped to read but just couldn’t quite find.


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    Interview

    1. When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer? How has it manifested through the years?

    Fairly early on. I started writing around age five or six, off and on just writing down these little scenes. I don’t know if I recall a specific decision to pursue writing past that, it just grew out of that strange period between childhood and adolescence, where I still played with toys but had a nagging sense of wanting more. I suppose these days it would be called fan fiction. I would play out scenarios with the toys and then write those scenarios down as stories. I think of it as stage rehearsal for doing the real thing. In retrospect, the practice helped me hone my ability to visualize and write scenes as physical things. A year or so later I discovered Stephen King and began to emulate what he was doing and at some point it became clear that I’d like to do it for the rest of my life.

    2. Is there one book/author that has influenced you most?

    See the mention of King, specifically The Talisman. For those who haven’t read it, the book is about a young boy who has to travel cross-country (and cross world) to rescue his dying mother. It’s an interesting twist on the coming-of-age road novel. I was nine or ten when I read it and it absolutely grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. That’s what drove me to emulate King.

    3. You awaken one morning to a dream come true: an email asking you to be a co-author. Who would the email be from and what would the story be?

    Now you’d think I’d say King here, and that would be pretty awesome, but Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides. Tides came along much later and influenced me in different but similar ways to The Talisman. The story would focus on a sister and adopted brother in a Southern family and the issues that they face in inheriting their father’s farm. Sounds very specific, I’m sure, but I wrote a short story based on the very thing early on in my career, trying to develop a voice similar to Conroy.

    4. Can you share a bit about your writing process? Do you prefer a certain time of day? A favorite location? Musical accompaniment or silence? Etc.

    My process changes so much. One book may come to me whole, in an idea that I write down on a post-it note or text to myself and then expand as the story goes along. Another, such as one that’s kind of “on the bench” at the moment, starts with a character and an image, with not much else to go on, but the character and situation are so compelling that I have to figure out what’s going on. As for time of day/location/music, it all really depends on the season. In the Winter I prefer to sit in front of a sun lamp, where-ever that may be located, and complete silence. Spring is more about the upbeat music and a laptop, somewhere warm. Summer I can write anywhere anytime, that’s really my best time of year, though Autumn comes close with the same sort of thing. I have also written an entire first draft in one weekend. Not recommended, but it can be fun.

    5. The desert island question: which book would you bring?

    Oh, I can’t choose just one; if it came down to it I’d do a coin flip tourney, probably. It would come down to Prince of Tides, The Talisman, or Stephen King’s IT. Those are the few books that I can read over and over again without getting tired of them.

    6. Do you prefer reading physical books, e-books, audio books? Why?

    I really want to say e-books. If I had infinite time, I would be reading e-books regularly. Unfortunately, counting my novels, I work three jobs, so free time is kind of rare and when I do get it I almost have to turn my brain off or engage it in a different way. I do, however, spend two hours in the car most days, which means that audiobooks have become my “drug of choice”. I know some fans turn their nose up at them, but oral storytelling is a fine tradition and I view it as an extension of that. It’s also so important to know how a book sounds when it’s read aloud – audiobooks give you a good idea of what works and what doesn’t work.

    7. Many readers believe books are better than movies based upon books. Do you agree?

    I don’t. I think it really depends on the story, the author, and the director. Going back to The Prince of Tides, I think the film adaptation is abysmal, but that’s on the director and screenplay, not on the source material itself. If ever a story could be adapted well for the screen, The Prince of Tides would be one, but we got that instead. At the same time, controversial as the opinion might be, I think "Fight Club" is an example of a film that outshines the source material, and even Palahniuk agrees on that one. The characterization is deeper and the story far more coherent than the novel. It should have been a film to begin with, I think.

    8. How has your publishing process aligned with your pre-publishing expectations?

    Interesting question, as I’m making the dreaded decision to go hybrid very soon. I’ve bounced back and forth between the idea of traditional and self-publishing. After realizing that this series was probably not very commercially viable, I decided to go the self-publishing route and blaze my own trails, but I knew what that would entail: a lot of uphill struggle for not much gain. Oh, I have my fans, don’t get me wrong, but I poured a great deal of effort into the early going, foolishly thinking that the energy input would equal the output. I now know that the energy is better directed into writing a follow-up, so in that way I’m a bit disappointed with self-publishing, though I still think it was and is the right call for this series.

    9. How would you describe a world in which books didn't exist?

    Depends on what we’re talking about, books or novels. For that matter, are we talking physical or digital? I don’t know that I can fathom a world where books don’t exist at all; at that point we’re talking about the removal of textbooks and important non-fiction material. I’m sure civilization would exist, but I don’t think it would rise far above the level of early Mesopotamia. Now a world without novels, that’s a bit more plausible, and while it’s sad at this point I don’t know that it would change things that dramatically. There would still be the creative outlets of film, TV, and interactive entertainment for drama, comedy, etc. The world’s imagination would certainly be poorer for it, but I think it would manage to get along.

    10. How do you market your books?

    Poorly! When I started this, I did quite a bit of social media peddling and blog connections/trades/tours/what-have-you. I like to joke that I made a lot of friends but not a lot of sales. I kept on trying, though, increasingly frustrated with the lack of return. At some point another writer sort of “took me aside”, as much as you can do that on the Internet, and suggested that the best marketing is releasing the next book. Since then, I do a modicum of tours, maintain my official site and blog, and keep writing the next novel. I’m also mulling over the idea of hiring a PR assistant.

    11. What are you working on now/next?

    I am about two-thirds of the way through the first draft for the sequel to Pathways (and could not think of a more graceful way to state it). That is currently on hold, however, as I’m knee-deep into a literary novel that I want to send through the more traditional channels. That one centers around a small-town dentist who happens to be a sex addict and his struggles after the love of his life dies. It’s a quieter, more character-driven piece. Then we get back to the loud action film of the "Among the Dead" series.

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    Jonathan also stopped by last year during his Room 3 Tour. Check out his guest post here

    Please share any comments below. If you've read his books, feel free to share your thoughts on those, as well. Be sure to enter the international giveaway. The grand prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card + an ebook copy of Pathways of the Dead, while the runner-up prize is an e-book copy of Pathways.

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  • February 2014 Calendar: Christie Rich and the Elemental Enmity Series


    It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below. (Just right click and save, then set as your desktop background!)

    Each month we're featuring a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before the month is over. This month's feature is the Elemental Enmity Series by Christie Rich! 

    She is giving away an Amazon gift card and an ebook set of the Elemental Enmity Series, so be sure to enter below for your chance to win some great swag!




    Five: Elemental Enmity Book 1

    Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla's dreams are about to shatter.

    She soon discovers she is a coveted Elemental with power she never knew she possessed--a power that could change the world. Everywhere she turns another man tries to woo her. The weird part is she's drawn to each one of them. Who are these strange men, and what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using any means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.

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    Dark Matter: Elemental Enmity Book 2

    Rayla Tate’s dreams for the future shattered when she discovered she was an Elemental capable of manipulating matter. Thrust, once again, into the magical fae realm of Faeresia, she has an important choice to make. But now that she has Heath to contend with, deciding between Zach and Luke is the least of her concerns. Tall, dark and lethal to her will, her attraction to Heath eclipses all she has experienced with any other lord, but he is using compulsion to wear her down. If only she could trust her feelings?

    In a desperate attempt to escape Heath, she accepts the help of a little troll and finally gets what she wants; however, her relief is short lived. Things go terribly wrong when a dark force closes in on her, threatening to steal her burgeoning power before she even has a chance to test her abilities. Now, with Rayla as their captive, the Order will stop at nothing to create a male Elemental, and willing or not, Rayla is the key.

    Caught up in the age-old battle for dominance between human and fae, only one question matters to her now—will she be able to save those she loves most without losing herself in the process? Or will she be forever haunted by the choices she alone can make?

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    Genesis: Elemental Enmity Book 3

    Having just escaped the nefarious plans of the Order, Rayla Tate thinks all she has to do now is rescue her family and sort through her feelings, but bonding with five men might just be her undoing. Not only does she have to deal with all of them reading her mind, Rayla must choose a bondmate before she will be allowed to venture into the mortal realm to save those she loves most.

    She has three weeks to get to know each lord, but her journey turns into far more than a simple choice of the heart. Rayla comes face to face with the underhanded dealings of the fae political system where good is a matter of taste and evil lurks under beautiful shells. Long held judgments crumble when she discovers the heart beneath the men she has come to count on. Rayla must overcome long held fears, discover the truth behind the creatures of the dark realms, and conquer her greatest weakness before she can take her place as the new queen of the fae.

    However, her world crumbles when she discovers following her heart’s desire might just mean the destruction of the world. Will Rayla have the courage to choose the man who has risked everything to win her, or will she succumb to the manipulations of the fae council and those who would use her power for evil?

    One choice: five men. The stakes have never been higher, but which one will prevail?

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    Horizon: Elemental Enmity Book 4

    Evil has many faces—unfortunately, Rayla Tate has seen them all, or so she thinks. Since she learned she was an Elemental, she has been hunted for her power. But Rayla hasn’t met her greatest foe; she hasn’t seen true evil…yet.

    Rayla betrayed her bondmate to be with the man she loves. Now that she has Heath at her side, she is ready to face the fae council and move on with her life. Too bad Zach has other ideas. He’s not about to give Rayla up just because his sister got in the way. He will find Rayla and prove to her that he is the man she is meant to be with, even if he has to face the monsters of the dark realms to do it.

    Despite her growing feelings for Heath, with every passing day her body gives in to her bond with Zach. Rayla must leave the dark realms or risk losing control of her mind and ultimately her power. Once back in Lombarda, she discovers a secret about her origins that could shake the foundations of the world, both fae and human. There is more at stake than who she is bound to. The Order and the fae both want control of the same thing, and this time it is not her.

    Rayla must unite with unlikely allies to destroy the evil plaguing Faeresia. For if she refuses, she will succumb to a compulsion she never could have anticipated and plunge the world and those she loves into darkness or utter oblivion.

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    Author Bio:

    I live in a small town with my husband, two kids, spastic dog, and two lazy cats. I love delving into fantasy. Whether it is reading a book, watching a great movie, or recently, writing something I absolutely love.

    I have been focusing on the paranormal, and my first published novel, Five, is a paranormal romance. It is the first book in the Elemental Enmity Series and is about a girl that discovers her role in an age old battle for world dominance between the fae and humans.

    One thing I have discovered about myself through this exciting journey of publishing is that I love to see a world I've created come to life. The experience of writing is much more enjoyable than reading for me and that is saying a lot. LOL.

    I hope you enjoy my books as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will again. I'd love to hear from you. Reach me on www.christierich.com, Twitter, Facebook, goodreads, and my blog.

    P.S. If you enjoy my books the best way you can support me is to leave an honest review, and tell your friends if you think they will enjoy my stories. I appreciate your support and feedback.

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