Friday, 21 April 2017

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Anthology Release Blitz

I'm excited to be taking part in the release blitz for the Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Anthology, which is out now!

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks is a collection of short stories and poetry by writers from all walks of life.

Each story is based on the titles of 90s Britpop songs, including Come Back To What You Know, Bittersweet Symphony, Animal Nitrate, Disco 2000, and more.

Our list of authors is: Kyra Lennon, Clare Dugmore, Annalisa Crawford, Ker Dukey, Wesley Copeland, Robb Turburville, D H Sidebottom, Audrina Lane, M.B. Feeney, Karen Frances, S.J Warner, Scout Dawson, Kimberly Morgan, Maddie Wade, Rebeccalou Heronpontin, Andrea  Coventry

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go to Clusterbusters.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

Dark Souls by JL Weil and Splintered Souls by Raye Wagner #RunesUniverse

Today I'm rounding up the Runes Universe feature by sharing with you DARK SOULS by J.L. Weil and SPLINTERED SOULS by Raye Wagner. Check them out, and don't forget to enter the giveaways, which end next week!

Dark Souls
J.L. Weil

Normal isn’t an option for Emery Leclair, no matter how much she desires it. As a soul reaper, she is no stranger to darkness. Death comes with the territory, which didn’t leave time for things like dating and boys—or one particular boy. Jensen Westfall, the mortal who’s been nothing but a thorn in her side since she saved his life.

Now she’s back in Kayville, two years later and Jensen is ten times hotter. A dark soul Emery has tracked and hunted for the last decade has found her one weakness. Emery must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her mortal mate. She’s managed to keep her distance for years, but this time, her resolve is weakening. Damn Jensen and his irresistible dimples.

To keep Jensen from a fate much worse than death, Emery must battle the dark soul and her own heart.

No sweat.

Splintered Souls
Raye Wagner

Aricela Topaz trusts no one.

At seventeen, she learned that promises are nothing more than lies, honored only by the weak or naïve. And Aricela is no longer either.

After Narcos destroyed her innocence, they took her life, but Aricela escaped her childhood village with a new purpose. As Valkyrie, she is charged to take the souls of fallen warriors and athletes to Valhalla to await the final battle. But souls need to trust her before they’ll follow, and Aricela has no trust to give.

When collecting failures, instead of souls, draws the attention of the Norns, they give Aricela an ultimatum. If she can’t collect, she’ll be stripped of her powers and sent to Hel.

But when she meets Chace Adymn and Kai Cipriano in the small town of Kayville, everything changes. Forced to face the myths of her past, Aricela will also have to decide the fate of her future.

Be sure to enter the giveaways for the Runes Universe release!


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Souls on Fire by Tawny Stokes and Destined Souls by Melissa Haag #RunesUniverse

Today I'm featuring two more books in the Runes Universe launch for Kindle Worlds. Take a look at SOULS ON FIRE by Tawny Stokes and DESTINED SOULS by Melissa Haag.

Souls on Fire
Tawny Stokes

For 17 year old Nina Olsen, Carpe Diem is more than just a meme on a t-shirt, it’s her every day, because she doesn’t have many of them left. Diagnosed with late stage Leukemia a year ago, Nina knows she won’t survive another one. So she plans to do everything on her bucket list which includes—go on a road trip with friends, get a tattoo, and rock the Battle of the Bands at the Xanavoo nightclub in Kayville. Only problem is she doesn’t have any friends, her mom would never let her get one, and she doesn’t have a band. But miracles can happen right? Mads Mirakellson has been reaping for the Goddess Hel for over a century. One thing he’s prided himself on, is that he never gets involved with the souls of the dying he reaps. He goes in, and gets out. That is until a regular scheduled stop at the Kayville Medical Center turns into an encounter with a spit-fire of a girl named Nina. When no one else can see him, Nina literally runs into him and gives him a piece of her mind. Never before has he met someone so full of fire that has so little time to live. Something pulls at him to help her live every one of her last days to the fullest. What he doesn’t expect is to fall in love and beg the Goddess to let him save her.

Destined Souls
Melissa Haag

Being a reaper is lonely business. As one of the first Valkyrie, Thora knows that loneliness better than most.

The devastation of the Crusades has left her heart sore and weary of her long existence, until one soldier’s story lights a fire she thought lost and gives her new purpose to keep reaping for Odin’s army.

Don't forget that there is a huge giveaway for the launch. There are also lots of prizes to be won during the release day party on Facebook. Click over here for more information.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Spring Reads and New Releases

Today, Claire shares her favourite books to read during spring, and some new releases coming out in YA over the next few months.
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Sunday, 9 April 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FIVE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Melanie McFarlane on my blog for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie focuses her powers on writing young adult stories to keep the rest of the world up reading all night. It might be a rumor, but I heard Melanie stayed up 9 nights in a row to write a book. But that's just a rumor.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here!


"Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures she lets through from the netherworld.

Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade.

But at least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life?

Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros or soulmate, and it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life.

As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too?

And then there’s Law Two..."

And now a special quiz to find out what kind of Summoner you are! How fun!

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Melanie, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 9. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Cerece Rennie Murphy!

And for a special bonus, you can enter my Rafflecopter to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Good luck!

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Cover Reveal: Fragments of Darkness Anthology #FODanthology #WOBooks

Today I'm revealing the cover for FRAGMENTS OF DARKNESS, an anthology of thrilling stories. I am so honored to work with this group of amazing authors on this project, and I can't wait for you to dive into these ten fantastic stories. But first, the cover!

Fragments of Darkness
An Anthology of Thrilling Stories
release date: September 13, 2017

From between the cracks of imagination, among the splinters of the unknown, and upon the winds of mystery, lurk the Fragments of Darkness.

With legends of killer mermaids to tales of Civil War era ghosts, ten passionate story-tellers come together to bring you yarns of fantasy, paranormal, and chills and thrills that will entertain, intrigue, and enchant young adult and new adult readers.

Lisa M. Basso -- Heart and Bone
C.L. Campbell -- Reckoner
Dorothy Dreyer -- Under the Surface
Pat Esden -- Black as a Dark Moon, Scarlet as Sumac
E.M. Fitch -- Between Shadows
R.A. Gates -- The Collector
Jessica Gunn -- The Ghost
Debra Jess -- Blood & Armor
Melanie McFarlane -- The Transgressions of Faithe Eileen
Daphne René -- Story of the Unknown Soldier

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Shattering Souls by Nicole Zoltack and Stubborn Souls by Char Webster #RunesUniverse

I'm back to share two more RUNES UNIVERSE books that will release on April 18th for the Runes Kindle Worlds launch. This time we're taking a sneak peek at Shattering Souls by Nicole Zoltack and Stubborn Souls by Char Webster. Check them out!

Shattering Souls
by Nicole Zoltack

Angala Hilton has one goal in life—to be the best doctor she can be. Okay, and the smartest, too. But the wickedly handsome Griffin Craken is the one at the top of their class, and she can’t stand him. And then she stumbles on him healing someone. It’s not the miracles the doctor’s think it is. Even worse, Griffin then heals Angala after a drunk driver plows into her car after a hospital fundraiser.But that’s not the worst of it. The next morning, Angala is the one to heal someone. Turns out, Griffin’s an Immortal, and she’s a witch.

Now that she’s come into her powers, the ones who murdered her birth parents are after her. Maybe it’s a good thing Angala is starting to fall for Griffin. Or maybe not considering Angala should be solely focused on finding the killers before she ends up buried next to her parents...

Stubborn Souls
by Char Webster

Valkyrie Aria was sure of three things: she is one of the best soul reapers there is, she gets cranky when her assignments take her too far from the beach, and she hates Damian with a fiery passion that will last throughout time. Grimnir Damian has done some stupid things in his long life but the worst by far was leaving his soul mate, Aria, at the alter all those years ago. 600 years later, they can't be within a mile of each other or sparks will fly and not the good kind.

Now, the man responsible for making Damian walk out on their marriage has escaped from an Asgardian prison and the Valkyrie Council is forcing Aria and Damian to team up to capture him. Can they put their differences aside long enough to save the nine realms?

Be sure to enter the giveaways for the Runes Universe release!


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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Book Feature: Forsaken Souls by Stephany Wallace and Colliding Souls by LM Preston #runesuniverse

Today I'm introducing you to two more books that will be released during the Runes Universe launch on April 18th: Forsaken Souls by Stephany Wallace and Colliding Souls by L.M. Preston. Check them out!

Forsaken Souls
by Stephany Wallace

Untold "I'm sorry's," overdue "I love you's," and ignored forgiveness are the unspoken stories of the ICU. Emma Adams has lost hope... the very thing that fed her spirit, and inspired her to become a nurse. Although she tries her best to be positive, it has been hard to remain unscathed when all that surrounds her is death. With a powerful desire to help others driving her, she locks her heart and puts a smile on her face every day, relying on her playful nature to assist the patients who need her. Then, there are the few thrilling moments when she gets a glimpse of the supernatural world, and senses the souls that roam the ICU.

Until one day, a soul changes her life forever. Just as the darkness threatens to drown her, Emma will find light in the most unexpected place... next to the missing piece of her heart. When the unthinkable happens, will she find the courage to risk everything for love? Would you?

Colliding Souls
by LM Preston

Argia was strange, and she admitted it. It didn’t mean she couldn’t love, or hope to enjoy the small moments in her life that collided with the most handsome athlete on the high school football team. She desired to be normal, and accepted that it would never be. Argia faked it pretty good, or pretended to. Until the day Micah uncovered her secrets and saved her soul. Argia just had to lose everything she cared about to see the strength he’d uncovered within her.

Be sure to enter the giveaways for the Runes Universe release!


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Books That Make You Want To Travel

Today, Claire does the Passenger Book Challenge, sharing some of her favourite books that give her wanderlust.
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Happy Book Birthday: Golden by KM Robinson @kmrovinsonbooks @snowywingspub

Today marks the launch of GOLDEN by K.M. Robinson. Check out this modern Goldilocks retelling!

by KM Robinson
Snowy Wings Publishing

When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.

The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers' group to destroy them.

Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria's mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers' group. When she realizes Dov isn't as evil as her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.

If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her...if the Society doesn't get her first.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Savage Souls by SM Boyce and Broken Souls by Jennifer Malone Wright #runesuniverse

Today I'm featuring two Runes Universe books: Savage Souls by SM Boyce and Broken Souls by Jennifer Malone Wright. Check them out!

Savage Souls
by SM Boyce

There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she is brutally efficient at self-defense. There's just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them.

Dishonorably discharged from the marines, 20-year-old Drew Richards uses his deadly skills to neutralize criminals and lowlifes... for a fee. So when a wealthy businessman offers half a million to kill some girl, Drew is more than willing—until he sees her, and his priorities change. But the Norns have decided Drew is destined to kill Cadence. Can he resist his destiny? Suspenseful, romantic, and rich with chilling magic, Savage Souls captures the essence of forbidden love—and the consequences that come with it.

Broken Souls
by Jennifer Malone Wright

The battle against the rebel Immortals cost the Witches many lives, and Ivy’s mother was among them. The grief and anger that were born inside her that day, soon turned into a hatred for all Immortals. Instead of finding a way to let go, she nurtured it with time. A year later, ready to take on the world and filled with excitement about her new adventure, Ivy is finally off to college after being homeschooled her whole life. But the one thing she didn't expect, happened. She attracted the attention of a fighter and his Immortal friend when she inadvertently stumbled into an underground fight. Dustin grew up being tossed from foster home to foster home and fighting to survive... literally.

While his friends ended up turning to crime and drugs, Dustin used his fists and fought for cash instead of stealing. The ring became his release and the one thing in life that made him feel as if he were actually alive. He vowed he wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of the many who came before him. He got a job, took online college classes, and worked his way up in the world. He swore to never let anything get in the way of his plans for success. Until she came along. A pretty girl who didn’t belong in his world, yet he couldn’t get her out of his mind. Fate has not been kind to these broken souls and it has yet to deal them the final blow. Will they ever be able to find peace within themselves, or will peace come from each other.

Be sure to enter the giveaways for the Runes Universe release!


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