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The Vampires of Shadow Hills Tour and Giveaway!

Flesh and Blood
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 1
by Willow Rose
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

For fans of Twilight and A Shade of
Vampire
comes a new addiction impossible to put down.

It’s like Riverdale meets Big Little Lies meets Romeo and Juliet, but with
vampires!”

What if you can’t trust your own family?

Robyn’s parents are ruining her life. As if their constant bickering and
embarrassing behavior wasn’t bad enough, they’ve forbidden her
from hanging out with her crush just when a flirty new girl moves to
their block. Strangely enough, Robyn’s parents look the other way
when her big brother breaks curfew… even after a local girl’s
violent murder.
With the neighborhood on high alert, strange sightings are on the rise and
the accusations begin to fly. Between her brother’s nighttime
excursions and her parents’ odd behavior, Robyn starts to worry
that the killer may be living under her own roof. In a town where
neighbor has turned against neighbor, deciding whom to trust with her
dark fears could be a matter of life and death…
Flesh and Blood is the first book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Blood and Fire
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 2

“I wish my parents were immortal bloodsucking vampires,” said no one.
Ever.

Especially not Robyn who is struggling being the only human in a house filled
with vampires. Can she keep it a secret that she knows what they are?
Meanwhile Jayden’s family is revealing secrets of their own and
nothing is as it seems in Shadow Hills anymore. .

Who can they trust?

Blood and Fire is the second book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
Fire and Beauty
The Vampires of Shadow Hills Book 3

It’s a neighborhood like any other. Except it is not.

Under the surface lures so many secrets that the teenagers of Shadow Hills
fear for their lives.
Jazmine knows her friend’s parents are strange supernatural beings, but what
about hers?
Who can she trust?
Fire and Beauty is the third book in a fun and frightening series
of romantic paranormal mysteries. If you like terrifying thrills,
flesh and blood characters, and vampires without the sparkle, then
you’ll love Willow Rose’s tale of suburban terror.
The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes
Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.
She lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US,
UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than two million books.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

 

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Spotlight: The Dirigible Airship Disaster (Nefarious #4)

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Tired of written dreck and sparkly vampires? Sink your teeth into the Nefarious series and get a bigger bite out of fiction.

Described as “captivating,” and “hauntingly beautiful,” the Nefarious series is a sophisticated, enthralling, and well-written tale of intrigue and devious desires. Set in a lurid, southern gothic world, follow the undead Talcott Henderson as he engages in a battle of wits with his intended, Elyse Delafayette. 

But wait, what’s this? Half-ling dhamphyrs armed with hawthorn stakes, a blood-witch coven torn apart by infighting, and a corpse-like, ancient vampire king with an agenda of his own? 

Enhanced with custom illustrations, this fast-paced steampunk series will leave you on the edge of your seat and hungry for more. If you are sick and tired of wimpy vampires and the flood of terrible books on the romance market, grab your copy today of the Nefarious series and relearn what a true escape into fiction is all about.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37822940-the-dirigible-airship-disaster

Series buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Nefarious-Volumes-One-Three-ebook/dp/B077XQPT8X/

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Author Bio: Lucille Moncrief, authoress of The Keystone Curse and the dark erotic paranormal romance series Nefarious, was clearly a stodgy old librarian in a past life. She loves poring over history books and binge-watching PBS’s Secrets Of series. With an avaricious penchant for all things steampunk, Lucille’s breakthrough series, Nefarious, is custom-illustrated with exploding dirigible airships. And unnecessary gears abound.

When Ms. Moncrief is not yelling at the kids to get off her lawn, you can find her staring out her window pretending to be pensive. She’s usually in a good mood and readily accepts follows and friend requests to her Facebook page. 

To contact the authoress Moncrief, and for more information on upcoming and past releases, please visit her website, http://www.moncriefs.net.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16984216.Lucille_Moncrief

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucille.moncrief.5

Twitter: @moncriefelle

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lucille-Moncrief/e/B073MFT2CM/

Website: www.moncriefs.net

Ready for more? Check out this exclusive sneak peak of The Dirigible Airship Disaster below, available February 14th!

Chapter III

Present Time

Talcott Henderson

Her eyes shone in the darkness with fresh tears as she recounted such a horrific tale. I longed to lick them from her lashes. The scent of such pungent, lingering sorrow coursing throughout her veins had my talons stinging like hornets, and I painfully itched to suck her dry until she came-to on the other side of death in my cold arms, where nothing ever hurt but the insatiable bloodlust. As she wiped at her face with her sleeve, I readjusted the pillows, stood, and approached her.

“What became of the estate?” I asked.

She shook her head. “I never returned.”

Interesting. My mouth watered and burned.

“It sits there? Unoccupied?”

Sniffling like a dainty fool, she gave a small nod. Now I knew from whence we would reign, my tender bride and I.

With Lucius dead and The Quartermaine alone the sole focus of her hatred, I was free to do with her as I wished. I could leave her be, but no fun would be had by either party. I could drain her dry right then and there, but then she would be a perishable good. No, no—I would turn her like I’d initially planned. But I would remain as her sire, her king, her master. I threatened to cry blood-stained tears of joy.

The heat, the life rolled off her in delectable waves as I outstretched my arms. I expected her to recoil at my gesture, but surprise of all surprises, she fell against me like seismically shaken, crumbling bricks. She shook against my chest as her sorrowful tears soaked into my shirt. The perfume of it was like the sharp rays of the darkening moon—silvery, faintly sweet like almond milk. I carried her to the bed as my gums itched, my talons growing beneath the backs of her knees and entwining into her soft, fragrant hair.

I placed her onto the bed. She looked up at me, her eyes wide, beautifully sad. I felt myself harden, electrifying into a ravenous fiend. The vein in her neck pulsated as I loomed over her, transmogrifying into my full, devilish form. I traced the outline of that precious vein with the sharp edge of my talon, and again to my surprise and delight, her eyelids fluttered closed, she sighed, and by tilting her head, she exposed herself to me in such exquisite submission.

My fangs burst forth into sharp rapiers, and as she lay beneath me, prone and softly open, tear-stained, resigned, I merely stood still and drank in the draught of her; like tangy meringue, or a moist devil’s food cake, and leaned down to her carotid. I blew upon the sensitive flesh with ice-cold exhalation, tasting her shiver in the air, and my fingertips shook at this tender prey. I was the shark in the water, the hawk as it circled the terrified field mouse, the lone wolf as he prowled the edge of darkness, growling like the flames of hell. The points of my fangs touched the edge of her unbroken skin, but with the beat of her heart, I was at once repelled.

My stomach lurched in a somersault as worry tugged at me, and I leaned down again to take a bite of her. Another strong thump, and a pulsating forcefield hit me in the gut, pushing me away like I was the wrong end of a magnet. The back of my legs hit the hard edge of the window seat, and at their meeting, like a tuning fork hitting a dissonant bell, my worry turned to complete and utter panic.

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Spotlight: The Wizard’s Bones

The Wizard’s Bones
Dark Deeds and Black Magic Series Book 1
by Luke Ahearn
Genre: Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery
66 pages
In the tradition of Fritz Leiber and Robert Howard this is a gritty tale
of traditional sword and sorcery.
A dark twisted youth and his voluptuous lover tackle the one thing they
sought to avoid, responsibility. In the dangerous streets of
Kingspoint they play at thievery, love making, and adventure seeking.
Luke Ahearn was born in New Orleans, LA and now lives in Central
California. He’s written several award winning fiction and nonfiction
books.
Luke has over 20 years of professional game development experience in
lead positions; designer, producer, and art director.
He’s also authored several best selling nonfiction books on computer game
development.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!

 

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Dragonhunters Tour & Giveaway

Dragonhunters
by Garon Whited
Genre: Epic Fantasy
You don’t become a hero for the money. The money’s nice, sure, but you
become a hero because something inside compels you, drives you to it.
Defending people from monsters simply doesn’t pay well enough to make
it a good career move.


As for hunting dragons… well, the money is usually good, but the job
really bites.
A group of five professional heroes goes into the lair of the dragon.
Who will win?
Spoiler: The dragon.
But it turns out killing a hero sometimes does nothing more than make him
even more determined.

 

Sometimes, heroes are never more dangerous than when they’re dead!
Garon Whited was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth
certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not
agree.
After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally
joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought
zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole
rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His
subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line
salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on
Earth, but people have been known to disagree.
Follow the tour HERE!
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Nightlord Series Tour & Giveaway

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Nightlord Series Book 1
by Garon Whited
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Eric didn’t ask to be a vampire. In fact, he didn’t even believe in them.
Then he meets a beautiful woman, wakes up with a hangover, and bites
his tongue with his own fangs.
Which pretty much settles the question.
Now he’s trying to hold down his day job while learning the rules of the
Undead — the most important being that bloodthirsty urges and
predatory instincts are a real bitch.
Upside;
Eric has the beautiful Sasha to teach him the ropes, including the
magic he’ll need to survive.
Downside;
they’re being hunted by members of the Church of Light, who are
determined to rid the world of vampires.
When Sasha is killed, and Eric is thrust into an alternate world in his
quest to avenge her death. There he becomes a Nightlord, fights a
dragon with the help of his magical steed, Bronze, and upchucks a
sword named Firebrand.
But things get really interesting when Eric finally finds Tobias, head of
the Church of Light. Soon Eric finds himself at the center of an epic
battle at the literal edge of the world in a fight to keep a terrible
darkness at bay.
“When you fall off the Edge of the World into hordes of demonic Things from
the Outer Darkness, you really start to wonder about your life
choices.”

–Eric, part-time undead, expectant father, and short-term astronaut.
Shadows
Nightlord Series Book 2
I’ve awakened in a stone box about the size of a large coffin… I’m
filthy, everything aches, and, by the various so-called gods, I smell
awful.
I’ve woken up in worse places.
Hmm. What does that say about my life choices?”
Eric, amateur magician, part-time vampire, and accidental king.
It’snot easy, being King. Especially when you’ve got an allergy to
sunrise and sunset, a fire-goddess for a mother-in-law, demonic
adversaries, random assassins, and a basement full of insecurities to
cope with.


Add to that his daughter, the fire-priestess/princess, a couple of
lightly-deranged professional magicians, a whole city full of
wizards, and enough squabbling princes to resemble a kindergarten
argument.
It’s enough to make a man want to just go home.
Luckily for Eric, he has the world’s fastest pet rock, a smart-mouthed sword,
and a horse that not only understands him, but likes him anyway.
An awful lot of young ladies seem to be up all night, wandering around
the halls on the off-chance they’ll bump into the King when he’s
in the mood for a snack. Since when did I become sexy? And why didn’t
anybody warn me it was going to be work?”

Eric, elder geek and occasional idiot.
Orb
Nightlord Series Book 3
We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve
inner peace by coming to terms with them.
But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become
outer demons?


Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than
metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he
has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles,
fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal
organizations, and the neighborhood gossip.
He wants two things: To find Tort, and to have someplace to call
home.
It may be too much to ask.
Knightfall
Nightlord Series Book 4
It’s not easy, being King. You can’t always rule a kingdom and still do
what needs to be done.
Eric–or King Halar, also known as the Demon King–has more than enough
problems without the crown.


But quitting the job of King isn’t easy, either–unless you want to be
beheaded. Most people regard that as an unsatisfactory way to quit.
Even vampire lords tend to be cautious about guillotines. A King who
loses his head has a real problem… or none at all.
It’s time to sort some of these problems out, settle a few more, and kill
the rest.

But at what cost?
“Knightfall” is the fourth book of the “Nightlord” series. It picks up
exactly where the previous book, “Orb,” ends, and carries
on with an adventure of epic proportions!
Garon Whited was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth
certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not
agree.
After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally
joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought
zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole
rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His
subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line
salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on
Earth, but people have been known to disagree.
Follow the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!
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January Owlcrate

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As I mentioned in my post last week, I recently signed up for the Owlcrate subscription service. The good people at Owlcrate curate a themed box every month that features a new (less than 45 days on the market) Young Adult book and other goodies for the book lover in us all. The packaging is super cute! Bonus fact: my first box was left on top of my mailbox by my local postal carrier and it was stolen (I can only hope that the thief REALLY enjoyed their free book and merch).

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This is what I saw when I opened my box for the first time. Isn’t it magical? Contents included: a Severus Snape funko pop figure, white chocolate mint lip balm, a gorgeous print from Evie Bookish based on the Throne of Glass Series, a Raven Cycle bookmark, and Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley. The book was a fast read and I enjoyed reading outside of my usual high fantasy comfort zone.

If you are interested in subscribing to Owlcrate, check it out here. If you’d like to check out the boxes for yourself without subscribing, they are currently selling their December boxes as a one-time order through their website. I can only hope that my next boxes will be just as magical. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the Pop Songs anthology on Amazon. Warning: features me. 🙂

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Love The One You’re With

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I have some exciting news to share! A personal essay of mine will be featured in a new book entitled “Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs”. To quote the editor of the book, we’re just going to call this thing “Pop Songs” for the rest of the post to save my fingers. “Pop Songs” will feature 13 essays from writers of every sort of romantic persuasion that share the common thread of how a song has influenced their views on love. Spoiler alert: mine is about a Stevie Nicks song. The book is available for digital pre-order here and will be released on Valentine’s Day.

Also, I just signed up for the OwlCrate monthly book subscription service. I’m super excited about receiving my magical monthly reads and plan on writing unboxing posts every month. That’s it for now. I hope you all are having a great 2016 so far.