Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop #SpreadSomeIndieLove @b00kr3vi3ws

Hello and welcome to the Spread Some Love Indie Blog Hop!!

Today, I'm featuring a self published novel of my own, plus the novels of five other authors. Be sure and scroll all the way down to enter the giveaway. To see all the blogs be sure and visit

YA Dystopian Fantasy


Charlie is an elfblood, descended of a conquered people brought to the brink of extinction in the aftermath of a long war. Being able to pass for human gives Charlie an advantage over most of his kind. Only those who look at his record or those he chooses to tell, need ever know his secret. Growing up in an orphanage is hard enough without having to live with that stigma. 

When soldiers come and haul the kids off to a prison work camp, Charlie finds himself no longer able to hide the truth of what he is. If that isn’t bad enough, the magic buried inside him is growing stronger and more out of control. As Charlie struggles with his own problems, and with the dangers of the work camp, he finds himself swept up in a much larger struggle, one whose outcome could decide the future of the world.



Great Britain has been evacuated and quarantined, access is forbidden. When a mysterious message is received, they send in a Army Section to investigate. What they discover will send them on a journey through hell, can they survive, can they make it out within 24 hours.



An unexpected meeting. A match born of legend and fire. 
Helena has always been a powerful witch. She learned early on of her affinity with fire and it has served her well. While trying to help her friend, she starts having her own strange dreams. Then, she meets an Archangel, and everything starts falling into place. 
Archangel Michael, Lead Warrior for the Angels of Light, doesn't know whether to strangle Helena, or kiss her, when they first meet. What he does know is her story intrigues him, and he must help her find the answers she seeks. 
In searching for those answers, they uncover a prophecy surrounding Helena. This discovery sends them on an quest to the different realms of the Universe. As the war between Dark and Light continues on Earth, will they find that which they seek? Or is the Earth doomed to fall into darkness? 



Maeve was six when they took her mother away, and left her in the care of her Uncle Lou: a drunk, a misogynist, a fraud. 

For eleven years she's lived with him in Falside's slums, deep in the silt of the Falwere River. She bottles his miracle medicine, stocks his apothecary shop, and endures his savage temper. 

But as his violence escalates, and his lies come undone, she devises a plan to escape him forever. Even if it means people have to die. 



Anella is the black sheep of the royal family. Determined to find a way in her world, she works her frustration off in secret by trying to figure out how those tournament competitors made their use of the sword look so effortless and beautiful. Then an uncle she knew nothing about returned to exact revenge for some crime lost between him had his brother. 

Forced to pass as a boy, using armor as her disguise, she had to run. With a skill she'd accepted would never venture beyond the nighttime exercises, she was determined to place well enough to win a personal meeting with her uncle. But that wasn't the only reason she needed to travel around the country. Under the guise of a tournament competitor, she could meet with all the families married into hers and assemble the army she might need to take back the throne of her father.



Princess Bennua is to be married. The daughter of a sultan, her duty is to marry a powerful yet cruel warlord to be her husband, sealing an alliance that will scare the desert of Sahrahn into submission. But the wedding is halted in place when the infamous Raider Prince, king of thieves and leader of the dark city Ashana, threatens to take her city by force. 

Sacrificing her freedom for her country, Bennua agrees to accompany the Raider Prince on his travels if he leaves her homeland alone. Stolen from her charmed life Bennua begins to learn the truth of what lies beyond the palace walls and the suffering that plagues Sahrahn’s people. Bennua begins to plan her escape, but the more she learns from the thieves the more she finds herself becoming one of the them...all while falling hard for their leader, the Raider Prince himself.



A world where myth, legend, and religion have been sacrificed on the altar of science. 

Forty-three years after the Silk Revolution, Corporal Ray Franklin, from the elite 10th Legion, stumbles across a secret that upends his life. His personal quest to find the twin brother he never knew he had takes him on a journey from the Bucket Towns of his birth through the deadly political schemes of the eponymous capital city of Aijlan. The suspense culminates in a thrilling showdown where a series of revelations punch a hole through the society Ray thought he was protecting. 

Set against a background of genetic technology, a looming energy crisis, and modern day pain science, Franklin is an epic tale of haves and have-nots, where love, loss, loyalty, hate, and revenge stalk a dystopian society with roots in 21st century Europe.

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New Release: Dead Girl by Tessa Marie

Dead Girl by Tessa Marie
Release Day Blitz
March 31, 2016

DG Final

If her mother wasn’t watching, Kylie Presby would punch Queen Bee, Natalie Silvers, in the face -again. But as Kylie wipes her tears away with the layers of toilet paper encasing her car, she knows she can’t retaliate like she did last time. Her dead mother wouldn’t approve. Kylie no longer cares about popularity. Invisible would work just fine.
Then the new kid, Braydon, mysterious, good looking and too clever for his own good, shows up and sacrifices his social status, becoming Kylie’s shield from the front line assault. After enough chocolate ice cream and movies it’s as if they’re best friends. Crazy, since Kylie knows so little about him.
As Natalie continues her relentless attacks on Kylie another person deals with his own line of bullies. Jack Stine was popular until his deepest secret was revealed and his friends abandoned him. Kylie and Jack bond over their tormentors and form an unbreakable friendship.
Three lost souls each with a story that binds them together, but will it be enough when the bullying goes too far and secrets are revealed?




Tessa Marie aka Theresa Paolo lives on Long Island, NY with her fiancĂ© and their fish. She is the author of NA and YA contemporary romances. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and the companion novel (ONCE) AGAIN released Summer 2014. Both her books HOME IS WHERE YOU ARE and PROVE ME WRONG are Amazon bestsellers. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestselling Beds Series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s in her early thirties (very early), and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, watching Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blog Tour: The Raven's Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler

The Raven’s Daughter
By- Peggy A. Wheeler
Genre- Fantasy, Adventure
Publication Date-February 29th

A Murdering Monster and a Myth Come to Life

After a police shootout where she killed a man, criminologist Maggie Tall Bear Sloan retires from the force to enjoy peace and quiet in rural California. When sets of young twins are murdered in her town, the local sheriff recruits her to solve the gruesome killings.

But to catch a killer, Maggie either accepts her true nature as a “pukkukwerek” —the shapeshifting monster killer of Yurok legend—or more children will die.

As the manhunt intensifies and her own family is threatened, Maggie will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Whether she’s awake or asleep dreaming, Maggie is faced with a difficult choice: embrace her heritage—even if it means turning into myth itself—or deny that heritage and lose everything.



If ‘The Raven’s Daughter’ was made into a movie and you could cast anyone you wanted, who would you choose?

I don’t know about the supporting cast for sure, but I’ve a clear idea of who I’d like to play the leads.  

Mark Ruffalo for Jake Lubbock.. I've always liked him, and now that he's getting a little older, and a bit more craggy, he looks like I imagine Jake to be.

Maggie Tall Bear Sloan would be played by Irene Bedard, Cree Indian. She's got one heck of a filmography.. Her looks fit. She’d have to wear green contacts, and have a few gray streaks in  her hair, but she’s exactly how I imagine Maggie.  

Both actor are the right age, too….approaching 50.  

Blog Tour: The Rose Bandit by Jay Mims

The Rose Bandit
The Oncoming Storm #5
Genre- Cozy Mystery/Detective
Published By- Staccato Publishing
Publication Date- February 14th, 2016

A series of burglaries have struck the sleepy town of West Falls. Seven homes have been burglarized, with only a single red rose left at each crime scene. The townspeople have dubbed this cat burglar the Rose Bandit. And Dan Landis, private investigator, has been hired to catch the thief. 

Haunted by the ghost of his dead partner and an empty bank account, Dan jumps at the opportunity. But, when a body turns up at the Rose Bandit’s latest crime scene, Dan suspects there is more going on. He faces a dilemma: Catch the thief and make a quick buck, or prove that the Rose Bandit isn’t a killer.



Dan handed the clipboard back to the insurance man, turned to Officer Samantha Miller, and adopted his best lady killer smile. “Why don’t we stop bothering these nice folks and you and I go look at that crime scene.”
“Are you asking me on a date?” Sam asked, in feigned surprise.
“Robbery and roses,” he replied. “What could be more romantic?”
“So,” she asked. “How exactly does one become a private dick?”
“Practice,” Dan replied, holding the car door for her. He knew an undercover cop car from a mile away. This took the sloppy jalopy award, twelve years running. Its chief color was rust, it had come off the Ford assembly line sometime during the Reagan administration, it smelled faintly of burning oil, but the tires were new. The windshield had also been replaced at some point in the past few years. At least he had the common decency to hold the door for the lady.
Mama Landis had raised a gentleman.
He winked at the dirty look she was shooting him and closed the door behind her. Maggie snorted. He tried not to acknowledge his imaginary friend. People didn’t take kindly to folks who talked to themselves. The passenger door opened with a creaking yawn and he had to jerk it closed behind him.
“So, what’s a beautiful woman like you doing in a dump like this?” As pickup lines went, it wasn’t his worst.
“I’m stuck working a crummy case in a small town where everybody knows everybody, the whole police force is one big boys’ club, and you take whatever joys you can wherever you can. Also, I’m supposed to ferry a big city detective to our latest crime scene. Unless that was a pickup line, in which case let me start singing the theme to Moonlighting.”
“I think I’m in love.”
“Get a room,” Maggie chided from the back. “I could probably give you some pointers.”
He looked back at that one.
“Tip one: stop staring at me, Lackey, and pay attention to the living,” Maggie shooed him around. Dan dutifully turned back to the lovely law woman.”
“Why Officer Miller, I’d love to see your crime scene.” Dan gave her 50,000 watts of pure lady killer.
“Nice,” Maggie said.
“Nice one,” Sam said.
“And speaking of nice,” he continued. “What a nice car you have, Officer Miller.”
“It’s the county car, jackass. I know you’ll find this surprising, but the patrolman of a five man force is not going to get the company car. Or the good cases. But, I do have the honor of being chief chauffeur to the solution to everyone’s problem. You should be flattered.” She turned to him even as she cranked the ignition. “After all, you do have all the answers, right?”
“Well, I’ve often found most problems can be solved by a good old...” Maggie slapped him in the back of the head, metaphorically speaking. “Detective skills. I’m not much of a cook, don’t ask about algebra, but I got it where it counts. I’m currently batting a thousand on insurance cases.”
“I see,” Sam gave an eye roll and half a smile. More of a smirk. “When we get to the judge’s house, why don’t you put that big, thick brain of yours to work?”
“I like her,” Maggie beamed.
Sam threw the car into gear and gunned the accelerator. Dan was shoved into the seat.
“She even drives like you, Danny Boy.”

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Feature: Prince Of Fire by Megan Linski

Today we’re featuring Megan Linski, author of the Kingdom Saga, as she talks about the various motivations behind her characters in her newest novel, Prince of Fire, which you can find here:

Thief lord. Wanted criminal. College student.

Zayde Amirmoez is in his last year of college at Ashana University, and he couldn’t be more eager to leave. A talented thief, Zayde makes a living by robbing jewelry stores in order to care for his ailing mother, who grows sicker each passing day.

Then the dreams begin. Zayde’s nightmares echo memories of a land from another time, visions of a mysterious princess who lived two thousand years ago. At the insistence of his annoying history professor, Zayde becomes friends with the beautiful freshman who loves to dance…the girl who looks exactly like the princess in his dreams.

As a dangerous new Dean and his spiteful son take the helm at Ashana University, Zayde learns of the legends of Queen Bennua, which are eerily similar to his nightmares. Could Zayde’s dreams be a coincidence? Or is it possible that Bennua and Zahid have returned, to save Sahrahn once more?

How did it compare when writing Zayde’s voice as opposed to Bashira’s?

It was very different writing Zayde’s (Zahid’s reincarnation) rather than Bashira’s this time around (Bennua’s reincarnation). Bashira likes to think on things and use all these complicated words, and ponders each situation before she goes into it. Zayde gets straight to the point and doesn’t like describing anything or being fancy in any way. Even when something bad is going on, he’ll try to make the situation humorous, or shrug it off instead of taking it head-on like Bashira. Bashira also likes talking about her emotions a lot, while Zayde doesn’t reveal anything about how he feels, even to himself. Everything’s very cut and dry with him. He’ll tell you enough to move the story along and make it interesting, but you have to read between the lines with him because he has to conceal everything. He likes living in the shadows and being quiet, and that’s just how he is.

What are some of the main differences between Zahid/Zayde and Bennua/Bashira, and how are they going to be covered in Prince of Fire?

Bashira tends to be worried about everything, and Zayde takes everything in stride. As he sees it, bad things will happen when they happen, and he’ll deal with chaos when it comes, but not a second before. He doesn’t tend to get as riled up as she does. The world could be ending for Bashira, but for Zayde, it’s just another day. Something that did surprise me, though, was the dark side in him. It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was, and he hides it well, but sometimes his sadness and despair peeks out at the most surprising at times. It was a blast playing inside his head, because he’s so honest with you as a character. In the previous Kingdom novels, Bennua took so much more work because I had to cut through the layers and layers of her in order to discover who she really was. It took multiple drafts of Kingdom From Ashes to get her to open up, whereas Zayde in Prince of Fire was like, “Here it is, and this is as good as it’s gonna get, so you can take it or leave it.”

Who do you believe is your most complex character within the Kingdom Saga?

I believe, more so than any of my other characters, that Bennua is more misunderstood than all the rest. I can agree with readers when they write me and tell me Alora (from the novel of the same name) is too prideful, too arrogant, when they say Kiatana (from Kiatana’s Journey) is aggressive and bratty, because that is who they are and who I made them to be. Bennua, however, is vastly more complicated than either of these two. There is always a hidden meaning behind her actions that few see or understand. Even she has trouble comprehending her decisions at times. Bennua has been referred to as brave, sacrificial, a true leader and hero, but has also been called selfish, eco-centric, and immature by the same readers who adore her. There are reasons why Bennua does the things she is apt to, and none of them come from a feeling of selfishness. Rather, her entire focal point as a character is centered around other people, much like Zahid. She makes decisions not on how they’ll affect her, but everyone else.

So do you believe Bennua obtains undeserved criticism from readers?

I wouldn’t say undeserved, as she does make irrational choices. Many readers forget Bennua has had no easy journey; she has lost multiple friends and members of her family along the way to bring peace to Sahrahn, as well as has been subjected to some of the worst experiences mankind has to offer at the ages of seventeen, eighteen, and twenty-one. Not to mention she’s felt the repercussions of a repressive society and a judgmental (and sometimes abusive) family during her childhood. The mistakes she made, and continues to make, come from a place of fear within her. Her worst fear, ultimately, is to be abandoned, and so she will do what it takes to work around that fear and keep the people in her life safe and happy, even if it means making herself miserable. This fear leads her to quick and misplaced decisions that wreak more havoc than she realizes. She longs to help too much, in an effort to be loved, and so it leads to chaos.

What about Zahid?

Readers are more willing to let Zahid’s flaws go because he conceals them, and so, we hardly ever see them. His true feelings and desires are rarely revealed to anyone, even Bennua, so it is easy to understand the things he does. It can be hard to sympathize with Bennua at points, but what readers must understand is that she’s willing to share her true thoughts. Zahid’s not. Many readers haven’t yet noticed that Zahid can be rather distant in his relationship with Bennua, which I cover more in Prince of Fire. Zahid’s biggest issue is that he shuts others out, and has a tendency to continue on regardless of the problem at hand. You could have a knife to his throat, and he still won’t talk about how he really feels. In Prince of Fire, readers are going to see that Zahid does have a darker side to him, a flawed side, that Bennua loves just as much as all the other parts. His darkness makes him the man readers fell for.

Faith is a huge theme in The Kingdom Saga. Was this influenced by any personal beliefs of yours?

I’ll always tell people that if you want to know what my beliefs are about a higher power, go read the Kingdom Saga. My faith parallels Bennua’s, while my doubt rivals Zahid’s. Only together do they make up what makes my faith, my faith. In recent years, I’d say one can’t get by without the other, even though I’ve spent plenty of time in both camps. The entire series has been an evaluation from where I started with “Alshams” until now. It’s definitely not always pretty, and the answers are few and far between, but regardless of whatever happens that higher power is always a central part of my life. Even if I try to escape it, that faith seems to tie my story together, just like it ties together the story of Bennua and Zahid.

New Release: Rules Of Her Sins by A. Gorman

Rules of her Sins
Their Sins # 1
By-A. Gorman
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Publication Date-  March 26th

Jesse McCoy knows you have to dream big, and she plans to be the youngest and richest CEO in the country…
After cancer took her mother when Jesse was just sixteen, she watched her father—investment broker Pearse McCoy—harden in front of her eyes. So after graduating high school, she leaves her dad and two younger siblings for the adventure of campus life at Indiana University.
Jesse meets the man of her dreams—or so she thought…
The ill-advised relationship quickly becomes explosive, and one careless night changes everything, tearing them apart for good. Desperately trying to find balance in her life, Jesse returns home with aspirations to one day inherit her father’s company. Only she didn’t expect to fall for his right-hand man.
Aedan Hughes didn’t plan to work as a personal chauffeur, but he learns his boss has bigger plans—he is grooming him for a position of a lifetime…
After years of watching over Pearse McCoy’s family, Aedan is now in charge of not only the family, but also his multi-billion-dollar investment firm. When you’re on top, people are always trying to knock you down. After several attempts, someone has broken through the high tech surveillance system Aedan has worked so hard to create.
The breach isn’t only a threat to the company, but to Jesse as well. All signs point to the information coming from the inside, but finding the leak might be a little too late.
Keeping Jesse safe, along with McCoy and the company, is Aedan’s top priority. But falling in love with the boss’s daughter definitely isn’t in his job description.



Never did I imagine that when I turned twenty-two, I’d be divorced and working for my father in a position I have no desire to be in. I haven’t graduated from college yet, but I was so close. I guess life happens sometimes, but I wish I could go back to simpler times, wish I could be eighteen again.
My life was planned out for me. I lived on my father’s dime and went to college on a full-ride softball scholarship. All I had to worry about was whose house I was partying at that weekend. High school life was good, but college life was amazing. All I did was attend classes, play softball, and party. The summer of my junior year at Indiana University, everything changed. I met “the one,” Chet Boston. And he was truly the one for me—the completely wrong one.
Chet. I should have known, with a name like that, he would be a piece of shit. He was amazing the first year: amazing sex, gifts, dinners, and surprises. He’s a few years older than me and he had a degree in marketing. When I met him, he was working for the top marketing firm in Indianapolis. He’s easy on the eyes, six foot three, and one hundred eighty-five pounds of defined, tanned yumminess with dark chocolate eyes and short brownish-blond hair. Mmm. The things he could do with his…body.
I decided to leave school after a night of carelessness led to me getting pregnant. We married quickly—a small wedding chapel in the middle of nowhere—and I moved to Indianapolis with him. Unfortunately, I had a miscarriage six weeks after we were married. I thought we would make it through our loss. We were a strong couple. I honestly believed life would be perfect. Ha. The joke was on me.
We decided to wait for a while before trying to conceive again. I went to work full-time, and Chet dove back into work, amongst other things that I didn’t know about at the time. We maintained our work hard, play even harder pace for a while, treating ourselves to indulgences often. Surprise trips here, flowers just because, jewelry, shopping. Slowly, I started observing changes. First, it was notices for late bills, then money missing from our accounts, and Chet traveling for work on a more frequent basis. Finally, we went from having sex multiple times a week to maybe once a month.
I love sex and I thought he did too, so I spoke with Chet about all the things I noticed and he explained that he’d forgotten the bills, but wasn’t so keen on explaining the bedroom situation. He told me he was exhausted from working all the time. I felt bad, so I let it go.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: Blackmailed by A. Gorman

Their Sins #1.5
By- A. Gorman
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Expected Publication Date- April 19th

Chet Boston has everything he wants—except love.
Raised as an affluent only child, Chet used his popularity and status to his advantage. While attending Indiana University Bloomington, he falls into the party scene. His drugs of choice? Alcohol, cocaine—and women. He is honest with his agenda. That way no one gets hurt, and he gets what he wants.
His playboy lifestyle comes to an end when he meets Alexis Cross.
Although he enjoys his revolving door of women, when he meets Alexis at a charity dinner, all of that changes. But when she leaves him for a co-worker in California, he trashes any future possibility for romance and vows to get on with his life.
Blood is thicker than water—or so they say.
When Chet discovers he has an older half-sister, Chantelle, life changes yet again. She wasn’t raised with his silver spoon, and it soon becomes clear she is after one thing—money. Chantelle digs up dirt to blackmail him into being a puppet master, and forces him to help her land a billionaire husband.
What he didn’t expect was to meet Jesse McCoy—the billionaire’s daughter.
Chet and Jesse’s fast and furious romance leaves him pinned, and it isn’t long before his life spirals out of control. But there’s one more curveball he didn’t see coming…
And it will change his life forever.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

DragonStar Duology by Kyra Dune


Dagen is a thief and a good one, at least in his humble opinion. But he has more in mind for his future than picking pockets, and when he comes across the haul of a lifetime, he finally sees a way to impress the boss of his crew, maybe even enough to be made partner.

But things don't go the way Dagen had planned and soon he finds himself on the run with a sack full of stolen jewels, and more, for unknown to him, one of those jewels is the fabled Dragonstar, created in times long past by a powerful sorcerer.

The plan is to head for the port city of Braack, but the Dragonstar has other ideas. From the secret city of thieves, to the ruins of a castle, to the last stronghold of the elves, Dagen's whole life is flipped upside down by visions, haunts, strange beasts, and the looming possibility that one day he just might have to kill a god.

                                                            THE BLACK MOUNTAIN BLURB

Dagen and his companions have left the elven city of Rasha far behind as they continue on their way to the Black Mountain. And the future has never looked more bleak. All Dagen's questions have been answered except one. The most important one. And as he struggles to come to terms with his fate while trying to keep his friends from sharing it, that unanswered question burns bright in his mind. How can a fourteen year old boy, even one with the combined experience and magic of six past lives, ever hope to kill a god?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Crossfire Duology by Kyra Dune


Three factions rule Southern Archaides: the human faction - known as The Delegation, the demon faction - known as The Underground, and the saint faction - known as The Syndicate. But power between the three is far from equal and there are those who seek to change that at any cost. 
Angel is a breed - half human, half demon - working for a private investigator in the city of New Hope. But when her boss goes missing she finds herself plunged into a world of spies, lies, murder plots, and deadly secrets. 
It's a tangled web to unravel and for every answer Angel uncovers, a dozen new questions emerge. Someone is trying to pit the three factions against each other, but who and why? It's up to Angel to find out before all out war buries Southern Archaides in ash. 


Angel meant to stop a war. Instead, she may have caused one. 
With everyone out for her blood, Angel is forced to hide in the last place she wants to be. But hiding will only be an option for so long. Somehow, she must make amends for her mistakes and find a way to save Southern Archaides from those who seek to destroy it. 
But matters are more complex than she knows. Angel thinks she has all the answers. She has no idea how wrong she is. And as the lines between enemy and friend begin to blur, she finds her heart drawn to two different men, both of whom have betrayed her in the past. But how can she choose between them when each owns half her heart? 
With millions of lives at stake, Angel has to make some tough choices. Choices which could cost her everything she holds most dear.