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The Cursed Angels Series Tour and Giveaway

Archangel’s Kiss
The Cursed Angels Series Book 1
by Anna Santos
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Gargoyles, Angels, and Vampires. Deadly enemies. An Angel Prince looking for his
fated mate to break his curse. A Vampire King with a heart of stone.
Aria loses her humanity after being saved by a monster she believed only to
exist in horror stories. But everything isn’t what it seems when
her savior becomes a handsome angel prince who awakened her ancient
and deadly powers. Powers that can destroy the world, or save it.
Only true love can break the prince’s curse and stop him from turning
into stone for all eternity. Despite the overwhelming chemistry
between Aria and the prince, they only have thirty days to fall in
love before their bond is put to the test.
Peril strikes in the form of an addictive drug that can kill vampires and
angels are to blame. Conflict is blooming and the peace treaty
between the Angel Prince and the Vampire King is threatened.
Aria is caught in a love triangle when the Vampire King discovers that the
girl he had refused to take as his is now the prince’s new mate.
Tormented by the rash decision that almost killed her, the king now
believes that he’s saving Aria from the clutches of the
manipulative prince.
Finding out that supernatural creatures exist becomes less terrifying for
Aria than discovering what she’s destined to become if she lets her
Archangel’s abilities take over and change her.
Aria is much more than the average, eighteen-year-old girl who wanted to
find the cure for cancer. She’s now a deadly Archangel warrior and
the future queen of the angels and gargoyles if only she can manage
to break her lover’s curse and keep the Vampire King at bay.
What would you give up for true love? Find out in Archangel’s Kiss.
“As gripping as it is suspenseful, intriguing, dark and
mysterious!”
★★★★★-Amazon Review
“If you are into the paranormal fantasy
genre this one will tick most of the boxes.” ★★★★★
-Amazon Review
“The character building is
incredible- I feel I’ve known these characters forever & I
couldn’t have asked for a better storyline/plot!” ★★★★★
Amazon Review
The Cursed Angels Series is a Young Adult
Paranormal Angel and Vampire Romance. It’s a coming of age novel
intended for younger audiences. If you loved the Iron Fey and the
Twilight Saga, you’ll love this story and fall in love with the
characters.
This book is for anyone who loves:
*Angels & Vampires
*Shifter Romance (Werewolves)
*Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance
*New Adult Paranormal Romance
*Magical Powers and Supernatural Creatures
*Alternative Reality and Alternative History
*Tales of forbidden love
*Fiction involving princesses, charming princes, dark kings, and fated mates.
Archangel’s Fire
The Cursed Angels Series Book 2
Aria’s powers as a Red Angel are something that’s
not been seen for a long time.
Prince Cedric couldn’t
be happier about her transformation. Yet, Aria feels the angel inside
her wants to take over her personality and transform her into a
ruthless warrior.
To make things worse, the Vampire King regrets
rejecting her and wants her back. Aria can’t deny the attraction to
her former mate, but she wants to stay true to Cedric and the love
that had blossomed between them.
Tensions rise between vampires and angels. Philippe and Cedric need to put
their differences aside if they want to stop a dangerous drug,
Clarity. The trouble doesn’t stop there as vicious creatures will
do anything to start a war in the supernatural community and prevent
Cedric from surviving the trial.
Archangel’s Awakening
The Cursed Angels Series Book 3
War is coming and innocent lives are at stake.
Aria fights her angel while Cedric declares war to the ones who have
kidnapped his mate.
In the middle of all this, Philippe fears for the life of the woman he
loves and does everything to convince the Prince of the Angels that
they need to join forces to survive.
As the real enemy shows itself and threatens to destroy everything that
the angels sacredly protect, Aria needs to find out more about the
origin of her power and decide who her heart truly belongs to.
What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
Find out in Archangel’s Awakening, the last installment of Aria, Cedric,
and Philippe’s story.
Angel’s Touch
The Cursed Angels Series Book 4
A curse to break, a mate to save.
Young Camille’s dreams are shattered when she’s rejected by the
ruthless and abusive Alpha of the Shadow Pack. Her only chance at
survival is to arrive in Paris and pray that what her brother told
her about the angels is true.
Chased and almost killed upon her arrival, she’s saved by the mythical
creatures who protect the city. Plus, Fate gives her a new mate—the
one she always dreamed about. But with a price.
Jacob had been waiting a long time to be matched with a rejected soul so he
could break his curse and become a full angel. Camille is everything
he’d been looking for in a mate—she has a good heart and she’s
extremely brave. Running against time, they have thirty days to fall
in love or he will turn into stone, forever.
Peril strikes when Alpha Simon wants to reclaim Camille. In a mad quest for
power, he wages war on the other packs. Now more than being saved,
Camille needs to be the savior and stop the cruel Alpha from hurting
the people she loves.
Find out how Camille and Jacob met in this sweet fantasy angel romance
that can be read as a standalone.
Anna Santos is a Bestselling Author in Paranormal Romance.
She likes to write steamy and happily ever after romances with magical and complex
characters. All her books feature clever, witty, and strong heroines
and dominant males who either get what they want or get what they deserve.
When she isn’t writing, Anna is considering plot twists
for her next novel or delving into the world of her favorite authors.
She loves superheroes, and she’s a geek at heart. She grew up
watching Star Wars and plotting a way to become a Ninja. She has a
fascination for Chinese Kung Fu movies, and cherry blossom
flowers.
She also enjoys writing poetry, watching a good movie,
and spending time with her husband and family.
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Sword of Fire Tour and Giveaway

Sword of Fire
Through the Ashes Book 1
by J.A. Culican
Genre: YA Fantasy
An unforgettable tale brimming with suspense, action and
dragons.”
Through the Ashes will thrill
fans of The Gender Game, Divergent & The Hunger Games.
Defenseless. Alone. Betrayed.
Bells is a poor fae who works on a farm outside the protections of the
dragon city. When her family is attacked by trolls, she goes to the
one person she knows can help her. But will he?
Peace. Death. Enough.
The dragons brought peace to the city and the surrounding area when they
rose. Jaekob believes there is no reason for further dragon
involvement. They’ve’ lost enough lives to this cause. They’ve done
their fair share and owe the world nothing more.
But when the dark elves infect his city with a virus unlike
anything he’s ever seen, he knows they need a solution. Now.
The sword of peace. Myth? Reality?
They’re about to find out.
J.A. Culican is a USA Today Bestselling author of the middle grade fantasy
series Keeper of Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series
catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling
author on the USA Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully
earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades
include Best Fantasy Book of 2016, Runner-up in Reality Bites Book
Awards, and 1st place for Best Coming of Age Book from the Indie book
Awards.
J.A. Culican holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Niagara
University, in which she has been teaching special education for over
11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness
non-profit Puzzle Peace United. J.A. Culican resides in Southern New
Jersey with her husband and four young children.
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Guarded Trilogy: Book Tour & Giveaway

Guarded Wish
Guarded Trilogy Book 1
by Addison Carmichael
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
HER MOST GUARDED AND DARKEST WISH COME TRUE—

 

18-year-old Sandy Koufax makes an impossible birthday wish that her perfect
fantasy guy Peter would somehow come to life. She then re receives a
cupcake with a notecard that reads:
Happy Birthday, Sandy.
Make a wish.
I promise it will come true.
And you know I always keep my promises
Love always, Peter.
Then Sandy begins spotting him around her new home in San Francisco. Just
when Sandy finally meets this gorgeous doppelganger Mick Barron and
her life starts to make sense again, the real Peter warns her in yet
another nighttime dream there was indeed someone who was able to
punch through the dimensional veil between their worlds—an assassin
contracted to hunt down and kill her. This assassin is a mimic able
to take on the image of any person—her coworkers, friends and even
her new boyfriend Mick. Now Sandy doesn’t know who she can believe
or trust, why this otherworldly hunter wants to kill her, or who can
and will help her escape him. Now Sandy doesn’t know who she can
believe or trust. Or why this otherworldly assassin wants to kill
her. Or who can and will help her escape him.
When the hunter at last finds and tries to kill her, Mick Barron
miraculously appears from nowhere and rescues her. After a
terrifying chase, they finally lose he, and Mick explains who this
assassin is—a lethal hunter contracted by her father and evil
dictator from their world of Noma. Where he is from, confessing that
he is her Peter (Mikkel Petros), and that somehow she was able to
break through and bring him here to her world.
This is when Sandy finally learns that she is the only hope for their
world’s ultimate survival and end of her father’s genocidal
schemes.
Guarded Heart
Guarded Trilogy Book 2
It’s been a year since Andee Peter’s father unsuccessfully sent an
assassin through the dimensional veil to hunt down and kill her on
earth, and she’s been living incognito with her Guardian Prime
boyfriend Mick Barron in Roundup, Montana ever since. Now her
Iroment king father, Lydon tel-Mortem, kidnapped her foster sister
with the threat to kill the little girl unless Andee crosses the
divide and faces him on their home planet of Noma where his own power
is strongest.
But in the process of sending her military guardian to rescue Marie,
Andee falls down the dimensional rabbit hole and finds herself in
Noma instead–alone.
Not in the modern metropolis of Umbrey she aimed for either, but in the
wilds of neutral territory.
There she’s captured by a band of rebels led by a young, attractive
mountain man who determines to find out who this young foreign
woman really is. And Leotner c-Tallega doesn’t plan to release
Andee until she divulges her true identity–tempting her ways
that makes her want to confess to all kinds of things she didn’t do.
Book
3, Guarded Crown is releasing October 2018!!
Addison Carmichael is a self-proclaimed literature junkie, having read most
of the classics from Jane Austin and Charles Dickens to Melville and
Shakespeare by the sixth grade—all for fun!​​
She loves hiding many literature Easter eggs for her readers in the
stories she writes (look for many from Lewis Carroll and J.M. Barrie
in the Guarded series).
Attending Irvine Valley College and Mt. San Antonio College for degrees in
Literature, English, and History, she has published 12 short stories
in national periodicals. Guarded Wish is her debut novel in the
Guarded trilogy series.
A native of Southern California, she has lived all over the west coast,
now making her home with her family in Snohomish, Washington.
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Night Stalker – Book Tour & Giveaway

Night Stalker
Dead Love Lives Book 1
by R.L. Weeks
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Winner of Best Paranormal Fantasy by Virtual Fantasy Con Book Awards
2017
Casey and George are traveling around Japan’s notorious suicide forest when
they see something move in the tree line and Casey can’t shake the
feeling that someone has been following them.
Later that night, Casey wakes up to find a woman in their room. After
breaking free of the woman’s entrancement, Casey wakes George, who
convinces her it was just a dream.
George has been acting off since their visit to Japan. Now they’re home, the
worst happens and George is killed in a freak accident.
It’s one year later and she’s about to leave her small hometown, Pleasant
Springs – in hopes that her nightmares would end. Since his death,
her dreams have been haunted by a mystery guy who is hellbent on
causing her pain, but, before she makes it to the airport, Casey is
kidnapped and taken to the hotel from her nightmares.
She is plunged into a creepy world filled with the supernatural,
underground cities, and sick games.
Her mystery guy tells her he is trying to save her from the others.
However, her ex – George could be behind her kidnapping in the most
sinister way.
Nothing is as it seems in the dark world of the Stalkers.
R L Weeks is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Dead Loves Life
Series, Bloodlust, The Fallen, Willow Woods Academy for Witches,
Cursed, and the owner of Enchanted Anthologies, publisher of
Fractured Fairytales Books 1 & 2, A Deadly World: Vampires in
Paris, Things Only the Darkness Knows, and Christmas Nightmares.
She lives in a small village in the UK.

 

When she’s not writing, she’s traveling, reading (paranormal, fantasy and
horror being her go to genres) and designing covers for Dark Wish
Designs.
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Chrysalis Tour and Giveaway

Chrysalis
The Gifted Series Book 1
by Maria MacDonald
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Emery never realized the kind of power she held.
Her whole life had been one long battle. Against other children, bullies,
her abusers. Forever the outsider, living her days isolated and
lonely. She didn’t know that while waging her own battles, another
kind of war was coming.
In just one night her whole life changed.
When she finds herself in danger, the power that was lying dormant inside
of her suddenly releases, surprising everyone.
In the aftermath, a figure appears in the shadows – Elijah. With an
air of mysteriousness and answers she had no idea she needed, Emery
suddenly understands she’s not alone.
He’s either here to save her or bury her. But with no time to ask
questions, she takes the plunge, grabs his hand, and prepares herself
for a whole new world. One where she will be reborn.
Maria is a full time working Mum, she has two beautiful daughters, both of
whom love books as much as she does.
Maria has loved to write since she was a little girl.
Reading and loving books, as well as blogging, has inspired her to write and
publish.
Maria, her husband and children now reside in Wiltshire, England.
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The Dreams of Winter Tour and Giveaway

Dreams of Winter
A Forgotten Gods Tale Book 1
by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Fantasy
Under the rigid guidance of the Conclave; an order of holy men seeking to
bring back the glory of the time of the gods, the Order of the
Inquisition and their Prekhauten Guard divisions the seven hundred
known worlds carve out a new empire with the compassion and wisdom
the gods once offered. But a terrible secret, known only to the most
powerful, threatens to undo three millennia of progress. The gods are
not dead at all. They merely sleep. And they are being hunted.
Senior Inquisitor Tolde Breed is sent to the planet Crimeat to investigate
the escape of one of the most deadly beings in the universe.
Amongeratix, one of the three sons of the god-king is loose once
again, the fabled Three. Tolde arrives on a world where heresy breeds
insurrection and war is only a matter of time. Tolde is aided by
Sister Abigail of the Order of Blood Witches in his quest to find
Amongeratix and return him to Conclave custody before he can begin
his reign of terror.
What he doesn’t know is that the Three are already operating on Crimeat.
Each serves a different emotion: Vengeance, Sorrow and Redemption.
Their touch drives the various characters beyond themselves and
towards an uncertain future that can only end one of two ways. Either
the Three win and finally destroy the gods, or humanity stops them
and continues to survive.
Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like
to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US
Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has
gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as
well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first
published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on
Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron
Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.
Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern
military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the
readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in
history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History
from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C.
and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese
Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch
with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.
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Searching for My “Silver Springs”

Hi, everyone! It’s time to switch things up. Instead of my usual book promos, I’d like to take a moment to share a piece of original writing with you. This essay was featured in the 2016 anthology Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from Love Songs (buy it here). Enjoy!

Searching for My “Silver Springs”

As a girl raised by “older” parents, it should come as no surprise that my perspective on love was a lot different than that of my peers raised in the 1990s. While my friends were swooning over the Titanic soundtrack, I was working my way through my family’s extensive vinyl collection. I would ultimately discover the awesome glory that is Fleetwood Mac, and the lyrics of Stevie Nicks. The song “Silver Springs” has become a favorite of mine as I have reached adulthood and, honestly, I can think of nothing more tragically romantic than unfulfilled love.

I tore through the Fleetwood Mac catalogue in middle school and learned more about love and loss from the Rumors album than I (still) have in my own romantic life. The 1997 live cut of the song is my favorite version, as the voices of the band have deepened and the overall tempo is slowed. If the original album cut was a bleeding wound, this version is a slow sort of ache, remembered only in the darkest of times.

To this day, I find myself nearly howling the words out loud every time that I hear it on the radio, and I have to stifle the urge to engage in passionate sing-alongs with passing strangers. In the most intense moments, I am the wounded heroine burdened with righteous fury. In quieter times, I find that “Silver Springs” creates a sort of nostalgic melancholy for the unknown.

 

Throughout my girlhood and early adult years, I related to the sting of love lost and the sometimes obsessive desire for closure. Some of my favorite novels and films feature the same sort of desperate pain and longing found in the lyrics.

With “Silver Springs,” our narrator is both melancholic and vengeful. She reflects on a life that might have been, just as she wishes a sort of lover’s curse on her former partner, all with the same tender phrasing and whispering voice. My mental music video features a modern witch singing into her crystal ball as she looks into a future she might have had with her lover.

I saw the band perform the song live on my 24th birthday, and the moment was a nearly religious experience. As I lost myself in the sound, I realized just how much the song had influenced my love life. In every relationship that I had from high school and beyond, I was searching for a love as deep and intense as the one demonstrated in “Silver Springs.” Even as I worked my way through various breakups, nothing felt as bad as what Stevie was singing about. After my longest relationship ended, everyone around me was disturbed by the fact that I hadn’t shed a single tear. My mother even encouraged me to take a few days away from everything and try to make myself cry. In the end, “Silver Springs” helped me to face my problems and allow myself to grieve for the love that might have been.

The song’s final chorus is just as powerful as any R&B ballad. With the help of Stevie and Fleetwood Mac, I learned that in love it is best to keep an open mind and an open heart. I hope to find my own “Silver Springs” kind of man one day – if only to curse him with memories of our love.

 

Copyright 2016 – Rebecca Ayers- ButtonTapper Press