Mar 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Samantha LaFantasie - Made to Forget



MADE TO FORGET by Samantha LaFantasie

There’s something that lies within my memory. Hidden in the dark. Something that can kill me and those that I love. But I was in an accident, covered in mystery and deception. And my memory…was lost. There are those who want me to remember. I don’t trust them. And those I do trust…are fighting for me to forget.



Elsabetha Ellery wants to get her memory back, even if it kills her.



After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but. And those who are her true friends keep themselves unseen.



Stuck with piecing together her broken memories alone, Elsa struggles with having faith in those she trusts and heeding the warnings of the dangers in recovering her memory. Ignoring them, she faces heavy consequences. Ones she doesn’t see until it’s too late, and a life is lost.


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A Kansas native, Samantha spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers but she only took up writing seriously a few years ago. Among her writing credentials, she’s a board member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has founded her own critique group lovingly named The Fighting Hamsters.

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Cover Reveal: Trisha Wolfe - Of Silver and Beasts


Of
Silver and Beasts (A Goddess Wars Novel)
Release
Date: June 1, 2013


Genre: New Adult Dark
Fantasy


Cover Reveal Organized by: YA Bound

Cover
Designed by: Steven
Novak

Summary
from Goodreads:



In the sand-covered
queendom of Cavan, the goddess once
saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to
hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it,
but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant
reminder that she’s different.
When nineteen-
year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she
becomes the sworn protector to her empress.



 In the midst of an invasion on a
neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the
last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared
Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where
they must fight for their life in a caged arena. 



Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and
herself alive
while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic
that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can
somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.




















***Excerpt***


I open my mouth to say something comforting, but I’m unsure of what. In this moment, I’m
reminded that I know little about him. Other than the sarcasm and desire to understand nothing
of my queendom, he hasn’t allowed me past the surface.
But then, I have my own walls, hiding things I’d never want him or any other to know. And I
understand that need to hide them. You can’t trust anyone.
“Caben…” I start, but still can’t find the right words.

He lowers his hand from his face, never taking his eyes off the glinting water top. “You’re
right,” he finally says. “Let’s find the access to Lilly’s section.”
A hollow pang hits my chest, and I’m not sure why. Something in his voice sounds lost, broken.
I imagine the gears around my heart spinning faster, trying to keep up with my racing heart.
When he sidesteps me, I reach out and grab his arm. “Caben, I didn’t mean—”
“It’s fine, Kal,” he snaps. “We have work to do.”
“No, I’ve said something to offend you.” I drop my hand, but keep close to him, not allowing
him to leave my side. Goddess, trying to understand the male brain is harder than anything in
protector training. I’ve heard people say that you have to tip-toe around a woman’s emotions, but
a man’s ego is every bit as fragile, if not more so.
He releases a heavy breath through his nose and walks back to the pool. He sits down along the
edge and rolls up his pants, then slips off his boots. “I honestly don’t think Bax or his goons will
be returning tonight.” He sinks his bare feet into the water and sighs.
Glancing at the back of the cave, I plant my hands on my hips. We don’t have time for
indulgencies, but the prince is still my charge. If it were my empress, I’d give her anything she’d
ask for. Allow her as much time as she needed to collect herself. I have to watch over his mental
state as well as protect him, so I try to push the pending need to find Lilly aside and sit down
next to him.
“Here,” he says, turning his hand out near my crossed feet. “You have to feel this.”
A smile tugs at the corner of my mouth. “I can remove my own—”
“Have you never been pampered a day in your life?” he asks, lifting an eyebrow. “I know that
the Nactue are fierce and will put a hurt on any man for touching them. But try to relax.”
“Is that the rumor in Perinya?”
“What?”
I bite my lip, suddenly regretting my blurt. “Nothing. Never mind.”
From the corner of my eye, I see his lips pucker into a pinched smile, as if he’s trying not
to. “Ah,” he says, like he’s made some great universal connection. “Well, there are many
whisperings about the Nactue. Some I dare not repeat for fear I’d leave here missing a limb, but
that’s one, yes.” He takes my booted foot and begins to unlace it. “I’ve heard that the empress’s
protectors are untouchable—forbidden to give themselves to men. And that they’ll snap a man’s
neck just for making an advance.”
My mouth drops open. Appalled, I counter, “That’s not true.”
“All right,” he says, as if he hasn’t just insulted my very existence. “It’s only rumors. Things
men jaw about in pubs. The unattainable woman is a fantasy, Kal. Don’t be offended.”
“Unattainable?” I grit my teeth, trying to maintain my composure. “Tell me, prince. Do men in
your country just go around bedding every woman they can in order to keep them compliant?” I
shake my head. “If their fantasy is a woman that would have nothing to do with them, it seems to
me it’s their way of feeding their egos after being rejected.”
His eyes widen. “No! How does your brain come up with these—” He bites off his words, his
lips thin as he presses them together. “Look, it was a joke.”
I nod, many times. “Another joke. I’m glad that our hard work and sacrifice is amusing to the
men of Perinya.”
Caben lets out another sigh and slowly pulls off my boot. His warm fingers skim my calf as he
inches up my pant leg. “Just stick your foot in,” he says, then adds lower, “while I stick mine in
my mouth.”

Unexpectedly, I laugh. “At least it’s now clean,” I say. “Would you like some help getting it to
your face?”


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Mar 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: DT Dyllin - Broken Gates






Paperback
Expected publication: May 24th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press 
 ***Genre - New Adult Paranormal Romance

P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late.
In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save.
After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?






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Cover Reveal: MJ Fletcher - Skeleton Key Guild



Release: May 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Paranormal

Her parents dead, her sister missing, and those she loves branded traitors to the Old Kind... Chloe Masters
is on the run.



To fulfill a parent’s dying wish she will do anything to save the sister she has never met. Can she learn the
secrets of the Artifacts before it’s too late? Surrounded by her friends; Slade, Edgar, Jess, Val and the
man she loves James Nightshade, Chloe has never had so much to live for... but will her enemies let her?


Reviews about The Doorknob Society




I am SO GLAD that I said I’d review the 
book!! It had me interested from the first 
chapter, and HOOKED shortly after that!” 
Puretextuality.com 

Let me start by saying that I'm a pretty picky 
reader. I have to be captured by a story almost 
immediately in order to continue reading. Well, I 
was captured by The Doorknob Society...and I 
am hooked!” Amazon 

I couldn't put it down and read straight 
through and was so mad at myself for finishing 
it. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. FOR. THE. NEXT. 
BOOK!” Goodreads 






Other books in the series...




About M.J. Fletcher
MJ Fletcher is the creator of the comic book
series Adam Zero: The Last Man of Earth
published by Ronin Studios. He’s also been
published in Hope: The Hero Initiative and
Digital Webbing Presents. The Doorknob
Society series is his first book series and he’s
thrilled about it. He lives near the beach with his
wife, daughter, and dog.


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Mar 26, 2013

Book Release: Liz Schulte - Hungry, Hungry Hoodoo



• Pub Date: March 26, 2013
• Publisher: Liz Schulte
• Format: Paperback / Ebook, 191 pages
• Age Range: Adult

One simple revelation about her past turns Selene Warren’s life upside down. Determined not to let her elf half ruin her future, she fights for the love she’s found at Cheney’s side, despite her increasing doubts about the bond they share.

However, when her studio burns down, a new enemy emerges and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. To save one of her friends from a gruesome death, she must expose who she was and put more than just her life on the line. Her only hope is deciphering her past in time to save them all, but the more she learns, the less she can trust anyone.


I worked on this book with Liz Schulte, and I super liked it. The first one is Easy Bake Coven if you haven't read it yet. Enjoy!!


Mar 25, 2013

Guest Post: Natasha Jones - The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile



• Pub Date: March 25, 2013
• Publisher: N Jones
• Format: Ebook, 27000 words
• Age Range: Adult

In 1891, in the suburbs of Victorian London, a tragedy took place. Here is a tragic tale compiled by the Maid, who worked her whole life for Alexander Vile, and his late family. She remembers as she wanders up the cobbled streets that echo her every footstep and underneath the over-bearing trees which give her sunless days. She paces through the open market squares where strangers are living their life as if no event took place, all gathering to find out about the new innovations, all dressed in blacks and greys. While the world is whizzing by, she reminisces over a chain of events so romantic and so woeful that you’ll wish you could re-write the ending...


Abiguity
by Natasha Jones

Ambiguity is something I love in art. I like to be told and shown something, but with questions still left unanswered. It’s like the old English Proverb - always leave the audience wanting more. I won’t name any names but time and time again, I am denied that suspense factor. I am denied the feeling of mystery, interpreting, of using my mind to conjure up an ending which I think seems fit.

This ‘feeling’ has aided my love for Crime Fiction. This isn’t limited to crime fiction though, many other genres use the feeling of suspense, but Thrillers obviously use it more. The ‘who done it’ stories are the most compelling - they are what I hear most in hearsay.

I wanted to create something which isn’t plain to see, isn’t so obvious you’ve guessed it from the beginning. I wanted a reader to think - because people have become lazy (myself included), and like to be shown everything.

I’ve tried to involve the reader through: rhetorical philosophical questions, metaphor-heavy language and an ending which (hopefully) doesn’t offer a concrete ending. In ‘the Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile’, I have tried to keep the mystery alive, I’m not sure whether I’ve been successful, but there are two alternative endings, of which I have only just picked my favourite one (not necessarily the right ending).

My debut Novel ‘The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile’ is out March 25th. It’s a Gothic, Historical, Romance novel. I would say a mixture of Jane Austen and Dracula. I’m donating £1 of each sale (split equally) will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Greenpeace! The book is culmination of my first 3 years of adulthood locked behind some fictitious characters who elicit both the sour and the sweet thoughts that fluctuate through one’s mind.



My name is Tash. I like to write. I'm a 21-year-old British Masters Student, studying in Portsmouth (not far from London!) about to release my debut novel! My debut novel 'The Luminous Memories of Alexander Vile' is out March 25th 2013! I'm donating £1 of each sale (split equally) between Great Ormond Street Hospital and Greenpeace!






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Mar 23, 2013

Cover Reveal: Beth Ann Masarick - Short Stories

All the covers are for Beth Ann Masarik's short stories that are all short stories based off her soon to be released novel, The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness, which is YA Urban Fantasy. Check out the awesome covers and leave a comment below on your thoughts on the covers!
 

Murderous Regrets ( Short Story #1)






 

Leon Greene is accused of murdering his best friend, Jason Aysel, and the world wants to know if he really did it. Cue Elise Stevenson, the top news reporter for the Daily Gazette who gets the scoop. Will Leon tell her the truth and his motives behind the murder? 


 

Moon Spirit (Short Story #2)


 

Raul Blackoak's world is tossed upside down one evening when he stumbles upon a damsel in distress. What he wasn't expecting was that his life would be changed forever by her. Because he risks his own life to save her, he is caught between two worlds; the world to which he belongs, and the human world. Will he be able to balance being in both worlds? Or will he have to give up one to be happily ever after in the other?

 


 

Hell Bound (Short Story #3)


After impressing her boss with her interview with werewolf, Leon Greene, Elise is Hell Bound to an interview with the Lord of the Underworld himself. Mr. Murphy wants her to find the dirty scoop on Hades himself, and foil his plot to take over the world. Will she survive the clutches of Hell?





Hells Captive (Short Story #4)







As if interviewing Hades himself wasnt enough, Elise gets sucked into doing an interview with his son, Prince Damien. It turns out that the Prince of Darkness has a few tricks up his sleeve himself, and is head over heels for the girl he murdered. Will Elise uncover the Prince of Darknesss deepest, darkest secrets?


 

About the author:

 
Beth Ann Masarik was born on Long Island, NY in the year 1984 with an over-active imagination. She used to love playing make-believe games, and now loves creating her own fantasy worlds. Masarik has been writing since she was 15 years old, and had her first newspaper article published in her high school newspaper in her sophomore year. She has taken several creative writing classes, and started writing her very first novel in college, and is currently searching for the right literary agent. Aside from writing novels, Masarik enjoys bowling, gaming, and role playing online. She enjoys reading fantasy novels written by Richelle Mead, L.J. Smith, and J.K. Rowling, and looks to them for role models.

Beth is recently married, and when she isnt writing or role playing, she is found volunteering down at her church.

Masarik is also the founder of Literary Lunes Magazine/Literary Lunes Publications, a bi-monthly zine that is dedicated to promoting authors. You can find out more about Literary Lunes by going to its website at
www.literarylunespublications.com


You can find Beth at the following places:

Websites:



www.bethannmasarik.com

www.theworldamongussaga.com

www.literarylunespublications.com



Twitter: @theworldamongus and @literarylunes

Facebook fanpages:
https://www.facebook.com/bethannmasarikauthor

https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldAmongUs

https://www.facebook.com/Literarylunespublications



Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4667718.Beth_Ann_Masarik


Mar 19, 2013

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Kellie Sheridan - Mortality



Kellie Sheridan - Mortality



• Pub Date: March 19, 2013
• Publisher: Snarky Books
• Format: Paperback / Ebook, 244 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

After surviving a deadly plague outbreak, sixteen-year-old Savannah thought she had lived through the very worst of human history. There was no way to know that the miracle vaccine would put everyone at risk for a fate worse than un-death.

Now, two very different kinds of infected walk the Earth, intent on nothing but feeding and destroying what little remains of civilization. When the inoculated are bitten, infection means watching on in silent horror as self-control disappears and the idea of feasting on loved ones becomes increasingly hard to ignore.

Starving and forced to live inside of the abandoned high school, all Savannah wants is the chance to fight back. When a strange boy arrives with a plan to set everything right, she gets her chance. Meeting Cole changes everything. Mere survival will never be enough.

Blogging and Beyond
by Kellie Sheridan and Mickey Reed

Kellie and I worked together to bring you this amazing novel. Kellie wrote the book and I provided editing services. She created the world of the novel while I corrected grammar, punctuation, and syntax. She's the obvious talent, and I worked behind the scenes. So while we do completely different things as professions, we both had to start somewhere: book blogging. Our book blogs helped give us the confidence to launch careers we thought we might only dream of. Please join us as we celebrate Kellie's debut novel by reminiscing on how we got involved in the publishing business!

How/when did you get into book blogging?

Kellie: I started blogging in February of 2011 while I was working at a local bookstore, where I had access to more titles than I could ever possibly read. I needed people to talk to about all those books, and blogging was exactly the right way to go about it, as the community is all kinds of awesome. I mainly read and review fantasy and young adult titles, but try to branch out from time to time.

Mickey: Book blogs were a totally foreign thing for me until April of 2011 when my husband asked me why I didn’t look into getting paid to write book reviews for a magazine or newspaper. I thought it was silly at first, but he was right to ask – I read 200+ books a year and review every single one of them. When I finally broke down and did a Google search about the subject, I discovered book blogs! I figured it could at least be a way for me to get my foot in the door, but I soon found that it was a lot of work with many great benefits. I completely dropped the idea of earning money for book reviews and threw all of my focus into my blog. I started meeting so many amazing bloggers who loved the same books I did, and I rediscovered my adoration for YA literature at the same time.

How did your book blog lead you to a career?

Kellie: Through blogging I gradually started to meet people within the book industry, which got me thinking… if I loved writing about books in my spare time, how could I turn this same passion into a career? I’d gone to school for event planning, and wanted to incorporate that somehow. I started trying my hand at book marketing (which involves book events both on and offline) and really enjoyed it. Still, becoming a published author had always been my ultimate goal, although I assumed it would take me a lot longer to get there.

Through both blogging and my other projects, I had opportunities to work with some incredibly talented self-published authors who were making their own dreams come true. Names like Amanda Hocking and Hugh Howey were popping up all over the place and my interest was piqued (thanks to Mickey, I’m now on my way to knowing the difference between piqued, peaked and peeked)! Seeing how much the book blogging community had begun to embrace indie authors was really inspiring, so I started doing some research and knew it was the right route for me.

I’ve always been a big worrier. I overthink absolutely everything, and had made progress towards getting my writing out into the world before, but always backed off at the last second to give myself more time. But once I decided to self-publish, I was able to take that option off the table. I hired an incredibly talented cover designer to design Mortality’s cover, and then contacted a few bloggers about a cover reveal.

Once cover reveal day came, there was no backing out. I’d told the blogging community (whose opinions I respect so, so much) about my book, and now I had to do it. The book was written, but still had some serious tweaks and editing it had to go through, but I got to work. Then I saw a tweet from Mickey about how she was breaking into the editing business. I didn’t really know her yet, but I loved the idea of working with another blogger who was headed down a similar road in their career. It’s been so reassuring to have an editor who looks at YA fiction the same way I do, so she was definitely the best choice for me and Mortality.

Mickey: Editing has always been an idea in the back of my head, but this blog really launched the possibility. In June of 2012, I slightly entertained the idea of going back to school for my Bachelor’s in English so I could start editing books. I received some very positive, inspiring messages from my fellow bloggers that really pushed me over the edge, and with the support from my husband, I enrolled in college again in my late twenties.

Not long after I’d decided to back to school, I applied for an internship with Entangled Publishing in their publicity department. It really gave me a great insight on how the publishing business works. I learned a whole lot from that position. Working closely with the higher-ups in the company, I saw some of the ins and outs, learned a bit of etiquette, and gained some assurance that my dream of becoming an editor could actually be possible.

After I’d returned to school for a couple months, I noticed a blog post by an author who was candidly discussing her choice to self-publish. I jokingly posted a comment about how, if she needed a cheap editor, I’d be a good choice. To my astonishment, she emailed me a sample of her work and ended up hiring me! The very next day I posted the editing services page on my blog with the confidence she gave me. Luckily Kellie found me, and two book bloggers worked together to make one incredible book! Kellie’s storytelling talent made my job as an editor so very easy. I can’t wait to work with her again.

What’s next?

Kellie: I very much hope that both writing and blogging will be a big part of my future. It was hard to balance the two while finishing up Mortality, but I think I’ve found a way to make it happen. As for writing, I’m planning to have the second book of The Hitchhiker Strain finished this year, while also working on a series of NA novellas. The best way to get your books noticed by the book world is to write more books!

I’m also going to continue working with Spencer Hill Press as their Joan of ARCs, as well as with Overlord Publishing and Brain Lag Publishing to help spread the love for their titles. So no matter how I look at it, books are going to be a constant presence in my life for a long time to come, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mickey: More editing! I hope to work with more and more authors, have repeat customers, and edit a ton of books that make this world a more interesting place. I absolutely love my job, which I never thought was possible. I’ll continue on with school and follow my dream. My blog has been put on the backburner as of late, but I still post for blog tours and guest posts when I can. I also get asked quite often if I’ll ever write a book of my own. I always thought that I wouldn’t want to because I don’t have a fresh story to tell, but I’ve been thinking more and more about nonfiction. If it ever happens, I’ll work with some great bloggers to get the job done. For now, though, I think I’ll stick with what I’m good at.


I have been in love with stories in all of their forms for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, sometimes that means falling into places like Stars Hollow and Sunnydale, but books have always been my true love. In early 2011 I began writing a book blog in order to share my favorite reads with book lovers. From there, the bookish community encouraged me to stop sitting on my own stories and share them instead. Since then I’ve been madly devouring everything I can about digital publishing.






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Cover Reveal: Rhiannon Paille - Surrender and Justice


SURRENDER (The Ferryman + The Flame #1)

Author: Rhiannon Paille

Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

Exclusively on Amazon / Kindle (don't forget to get your copy!)


How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?



Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.





JUSTICE (The Ferryman + The Flame #2)

Author: Rhiannon Paille

Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

Exclusively available at Amazon / Kindle


How far would you go to destroy yourself?



Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.


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Mar 18, 2013

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Amber Garza - Dazzle


Amber Garza - Dazzle



• Pub Date: October 8 2012
• Publisher: Amber Garza
• Format: Paperback / Ebook, 354 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she's expected to fulfill. However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That's why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she's always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own. Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.

First Person Present Tense
by Amber Garza

This is an interesting topic to me, because I've realized that some people absolutely love first person present tense and some people hate it. I actually didn't think much about it before deciding to write the Delaney's Gift Series this way. Not all my books are written like this. Engraved is written in third person past tense, and the Prowl Trilogy is written in first person past tense.

First person is my desired POV when writing. I write much more naturally that way than in third person. It allows me to really get inside the character's head and connect with them.

I don't analyze a lot of things while writing. I just allow the characters to dictate where we go. When I started writing Dazzle it just came out in present tense. I assumed that was how Delaney wanted it. I felt that she, Sam, and Micah wanted the reader to experience things when they did. It makes sense to me now, because they are on such a formative journey and I like how they aren't just telling us about events that already took place, but rather taking us along for the ride.

Honestly, I don't think there is a right or wrong way to create a novel, as long as the writer is authentic and true to the characters they are writing about.


Amber Garza has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl, making books out of notebook paper and staples. As an adult she's worked hard to make her dream of being published a reality. She writes while listening to music (mostly the Civil Wars), and drinking lots of coffee. Amber lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years.







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2nd- Ecopy of Dazzle and bookmarks
3rd Ecopy of Dazzle
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Cover Reveal: Rebecca Ethington - Eyes of Ember


Paperback, 380 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2013 by Imdalind Press


Eyes of Ember is the second book in Ethington's Imdalind Series.


Joclyn is in hiding, hunted by the man she still desperately loves. Ryland is gone, his mind erased, no memory of Joclyn remains. But, Joclyn’s heart desperately begs her to hold out hope. While, in reality the black eyed monster that possesses him, attempts to kill her over and over.



If it wasn’t for Ilyan, Joclyn would be dead by now.



Ilyan. The man who once stalked her, is now Joclyn’s protector, the only thing she has left. He protects Joclyn from the men who seek to end her life, and while she is haunted by dreams where Ryland begs her to break the bond between them.



Ilyan is there. Always there.



Ilyan trains and prepares her, teaching her everything she needs to know in the hope that one day she can avenge Ryland, if not protect herself from him.



And then there is her father.



The man who has never been there, is suddenly responsible for everything. And who he is has made Joclyn into something she never wanted to be.



The Silnį»³.




Kiss of Fire (book #1)



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Mar 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn - Wait For You


J. Lynn - Wait for You


• Pub Date: February 26, 2013
• Publisher: J. Lynn
• Format: Paperback / Ebook, 322 pages
• Age Range: New Adult

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…


But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

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Mar 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Rebecca Ethington - Kiss of Fire



Rebecca Ethington - Kiss of Fire

• Pub Date: November 6, 2012
• Publisher: Imdalind Press
• Format: Paperback / Ebook, 360 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.


Character Interview

WYN


Full Name: Wynifred – but don’t call me that. It’s just Wyn okay.
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 100 lbs
Hair Color: Auburn
Eye Color: Dark
Age: Ha. Let’s just say 16 and leave it at that.
Identifying Feature: Uhh.. Have you seen me? Lol If you don’t know then I’m not going to tell you.

1. What time did you go to bed last night and were you alone? About 10, I was with Talon. It was our last night together for a while, so we made it worth it.

2. What is your favorite TV show of all time ie you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it? Anything. And I mean absolutely anything with Nathan Fillion. That man… Don’t tell Talon, but I might leave him for Nathan. Totally Kidding. But of those – Firefly.

3. What’s your favorite way to wake up and what’s the first thing you do? Listening to Styx – followed promptly by dancing to Styx.

4. What’s the worst/most embarrassing CD/Album you've ever owned and do you still have it? Talon bought me David Bowie’s ‘Diamond Dogs’ when it first came out. That was weird. His music is just not for me. I still have it because I’m sure it will be worth money some day, and because Talon gave it to me.

5. What would be your dream vehicle (bikes, cars, boats, batcar and millenium falcon are allowed!)? I would love my own Serenity... especially if it comes with Nathan Fillion

6. What’s your favorite sandwich? Avocado lemon lettuce wrap

7. What characteristics do you dislike in yourself? My inability to grow up. Sometimes I think it creates more problems than it’s worth.

8. Your favorite item of clothing and why? The t-shirt I bought in London for the Styx, Paradise Theatre Tour. It’s so thread bare after almost forty years. But, I love it.

9. What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be? I always wanted to be a guard like my Mom, never thought I would end up being a spy. Go figure.

10. What’s the next planned event you're looking to in your life? I think I am going to go to ComiCon next year. I am totally stoked for that.

11. What were you doing before you started this? Listening to Styx.

12. What was the last thing you ate that you really shouldn’t of ? I probably shouldn’t have eaten quite so many honeyed strawberries last night.

13. Who was the last person you spoke to that you didn’t want to talk to? Ilyan. But he gave me an assignment, so that’s probably why. Other than that it’s Ovailia. Always Ovailia.

14. What did you dream about last night? That I took Talon to a concert and he actually enjoyed it.

15. What are you really afraid of? That I am going to fail this mission that Ilyan has given me. That I won’t make it back to Talon. That my Father or Brother will find me. I guess that’s one too many, huh.

Who would play Wyn in a movie?



Chloe Grace Moretz

Add a bit more red to her hair and I think she would do great with Wyn’s complexity.


Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.






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