Friday, June 23, 2017

Shades of the Gods by Erin Hayes - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Shades of the Gods
Erin Hayes
(Elysium Legacies #1)
Publication date: September 27th 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.
Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it’s the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.
So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.
With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead.
(This book was formerly titled Death is but a Dream. The covers and titles have changed for The Elysium Legacies, but the content is still the same.)

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EXCERPT:
“You’re blackmailing me,” I sneered at him, fury raging within me at the realization. “You want me to do something in return before you allow me to wake up.”
He raised his hand in a gesture of supplication. “Not blackmail,” he assured. “I’m looking to employ you for a time.”
I recoiled. “Employ me? As what? Muscle? Is this the Underworld’s version of the Mafia?” Now that I thought about it, Hades did remind me of a mob boss. He even looked like some I knew. “I don’t play that, sorry.”
Hades grinned. “I want to make a deal with you, Callista. You find out who is trying to kill my son. Give me a name and a motive. And I’ll restore you to life.”


Author Bio:
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.
She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.
You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Shattered & Scarred by A.J. Downey - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway


Shattered & Scarred
The Sacred Hearts MC Book 1
by
A.J. Downey

Genre:
Adult MC Romance

She’s Shattered…

Ashton Granger is a perfect wife to her husband. She has to be, if she’s
not, he will find a way to correct any perceived imperfections. Such
is life, and so it has been for a very long time, eroding Ashton’s
sense of self, cracking her sense of worth until she lays in a
million pieces on the side of a stretch of lonely highway.

He’s Scarred…

Ethan “Trigger man” Howard is the Sergeant of Arms for The Sacred
Hearts Motor Cycle club. After several tours as a Marine Corps sniper
overseas, he’s seen and done enough damage for a man three times
his age. He’s out. Done. So over it, and home to nurse his wounds,
physical, emotional and psychological with the help of his MC
brothers. Now he simply deals with the scars that life handed him.
Was it more than just luck for he and Ashton both that he was the only
other soul traveling that isolated stretch of highway that night?
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

Yes I do. I have an as-yet unpublished story that takes place long after the events of Shattered & Scarred about their engagement. I also have a story planned surrounding their wedding and a few other stories planned. I eventually want to put all of these short little stories into an anthology that ties up all the little loose ends to the series as a whole. I just have to find the time to finish writing them all and to put the anthology out. We’ll see how that goes.


A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA Native. She finds inspiration
from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a
byproduct of way too much caffeine. 

She has lived many places and done many things though mostly through her
own imagination... An avid reader all of her life it's now her turn
to try and give back a little, entertaining as she has been
entertained. She lives in a small house in a small neighborhood with
a larger than life fiancé and one cat.





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Accidentally in Love by Shannon Guymon - Book Blitz + Giveaway







I live in Rocky Mountains with my husband and children and love my home
when it’s not snowing. I’m the author of 36 books so far. I also write YA
Paranormal Romance under my pen name, Katie Lee O’Guinn.  I enjoy the outdoors, reading and being with
my family. I’m a huge believer in happy endings. Scarlett really should have
been happy with Rhett and it’s a darn shame Leo and Kate didn’t float safely
into New York on the Titanic. Don’t even get me started on Romeo and Juliet. To
find out the latest on my books, check out my blog at
www.shannonguymon.blogspot.com or www.katieleeoguinn.blogspot.com. 

You can
purchase all of my books at Amazon.com. 

I’m also a supporter of Operation
Underground Railroad. Check out their website at ourrescue.org to learn more.




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"A funny and bittersweet look at grief, love and families who
maybe love each other too much.
 

Letting go of the past and facing the present and future is harder said
than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wife’s death isn’t something on
Kam’s list of things to do.  But when
Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not
just for him either.  Anne, his
mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kam’s life and will do
anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the ‘Love Witches’ step in
to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks
when the fight for Kam’s heart not only affects his family, but his friends’
lives too.

Things get so crazy that Grace has to make the decision to stay and
fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the
darkness."





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Excerpt 1:

Barry gestured to the
guests.  “This is Pule Matafeo and his
wife, Posey. And this couple is Asher and Meredith Murphy.”
Grace frowned and stared
at Pule Matafeo.  Was the whole town nothing but Matafeos?
“Uh, any relation to those
guys?” she said gesturing over her shoulder to Tate and Tai. She looked back at
the table and all four heads looked down as if they had been staring in her
direction.
Pule smiled serenely and
nodded. “Those two men are my cousins and Kam is my big brother.”
Grace smiled and reached
out her hand to shake.  “It’s a privilege
to meet you.  I have to say, I love
working for your brother.  He is so kind
and thoughtful.  I can’t even imagine
what it would be like to grow up with Kam as an older brother,” she said.
Pule snorted and was about
to say something when the woman sitting next to him elbowed him in the
side.  Pule smiled and nodded.  “Kam was wonderful.”
“He is wonderful,” his wife said.
“Hi, I’m Posey, Wren Downing’s younger sister.  She’s told me about your gnocchi.”
Grace grinned. “I love
Wren! She’s my favorite.  Are you a chef
too?”
Posey shook her head.  “Oh, no. I can barely microwave food.  I write children’s books.”
Grace shook her head.
“That is so cool.  Good for you.”
And I’m Kam’s ex-girlfriend.”
Grace swiveled her head to
see an attractive blond with a razor sharp angled bob looking her up and down.
“Um, okaay. That’s nice for you.”
The man sitting next to
her rolled his eyes and sighed loudly. “I’m Asher Murphy.  And since you’re new in town, we run the Match and Mingle web site for singles in
the Fircrest and Tacoma area.  The first
month is free.”
Grace frowned and looked
down at her hands.  “I probably should
look into something like that but I have the worst luck with men.  The last guy I dated, emptied out my savings
account. I think I’ll stick to what I’m good at. Cooking.”
“Gotcha. You’re a cat
lady,” Meredith said with a small, self-satisfied smile.
Grace turned and smiled
directly at the woman, not breaking eye contact. She made it a rule to never
back down from a bully and she wasn’t going to start now, even if it was an ex
of Kam’s. 
Meredith looked away first
and blushed.  “Sorry, that was rude,” she
finally said.
Grace didn’t bother
acknowledging the obvious and looked back to Pule and Posey.  “So how was dinner tonight?” she asked,
changing the subject.
Posey pointed to her
almost empty plate.  “I’m about to order
another meal just so I can take home some leftovers.  It was amazing, Grace.  Truly, delicious.”
Pule stopped glaring at
Meredith to smile at her.  “Let’s just
say we’ll be coming back every week for dinner and twice for lunch if I have
anything to say about it.”
Asher put his fingers to
his lips and make a kissing motion.
“Perfection.  Thank you for moving
to Fircrest, Grace.  We’re all very happy
you’re here. Right, Meredith?”
Grace watched curiously as
Meredith winced.  If she wasn’t mistaken,
someone was getting kicked under the table.
“She might be a halfway
decent cook but that doesn’t mean that she’s good enough for K…” she gasped suddenly and didn’t
finish her sentence. She glared across the table at Pule. “That hurt!”
Pule ignored Meredith and
smiled up at her.  “I think you are good enough for Calzones.  I’ve been after Rob forever to add them to
the lunch menu.”
Grace smiled in
confusion.  “Good enough for calzones?
Uh, sure.  I’ll see what I can do.  You all have a wonderful evening.  I have one more table to say hi to.”
She walked away, motioning
to Barry to show her the last table.
That was the weirdest encounter she’d had since moving to Fircrest.  She was going to stay clear of Meredith. That
woman was psycho.



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Stormy Weather by Glen Ebisch - Book Tour + Giveaway

From Multi-Published Mystery Author
Glen Ebisch
A mysterious death involving a meteorologist...
Can she weather the storm brewing in the horizon?
Stormy Weather
STORMY WEATHER
Glen Ebisch
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January, 2017
A dead meteorologist leads to stormy weather.
When the body of Travis Lambert, senior meteorologist, is found buried in a shallow grave next to the house of Stormy McCloud, junior meteorologist, things look bad.
The station hires Chance Malone to investigate the murder, but her situation doesn't improve. Malone is attractive, charming, and funny, all qualities that her past experience with men has led her to avoid. It doesn't help that Stormy has little interest in religion, while Malone is the unusual detective that keeps a Bible in his desk drawer instead of a bottle of scotch.
When Stormy's estranged mother appears on the scene, things become even more complicated. As they discover more about the dark secrets of Travis's life, Stormy is forced to reconsider her view of men, her mother, and her future.
Author Glen Ebisch's mystery suspense crime novel, Stormy Weather is a first-rate thriller. I found a solid story-line, well-written, with well-developed characters, and plot lines which will hold the readers interest.
- verasbookreviewsandstuff, Amazon Reviewer
This book has quite a bit of mystery of where you reveal each piece a layer at a time. You learn one thing about the victim from his co-workers and then you dig a little deeper and you learn something else.
- Seraphia, Amazon Reviewer

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About Glen Ebisch

Glen Ebisch
Glen Ebisch taught philosophy in college for over twenty-five years and has been writing mysteries for almost as long. He has been fortunate enough to have over twenty published. He lives with his wife in western Massachusetts and now focuses full time on writing, exercise, and travel.
Official website: http://www.glenebisch.com
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Solitude by Dean M. Cole - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Author: Dean M. Cole

Narrators: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan

Length: 8h 50m

Publisher: CANDTOR Press

Genre: Sci-Fi

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Earth's last man discovers that the last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. If you like action-packed novels, you'll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.

Can humanity's last two unite?

Separated by the gulf of space, the last man and woman of the human race struggle against astronomical odds to survive and unite.

Army Aviator Vaughn Singleton is a highly intelligent, lazy man. After a last-ditch effort to reignite his failing military career ends horribly, Vaughn becomes the only human left on Earth.

Stranded alone on the International Space Station, Commander Angela Brown watches an odd wave of light sweep across the planet. Over the next weeks and then months, Angela struggles to contact someone on the surface, but as she fights to survive aboard a deteriorating space station, the commander glimpses the dark underpinnings of humanity's demise.

After months alone, Vaughn discovers there is another. Racing against time, he must cross a land ravaged by the consequences of humankind's sudden departure.

Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does?

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Author, world traveler, and combat pilot turned commercial helicopter pilot Dean M. Cole writes from locales as remote as Equatorial Guinea and as romantic as Paris's Champs-Elysées with his trusty sidekick and beautiful wife, Donna. A combat veteran, he flew Apache Attack Helicopters in the US Army's First Cavalry Division.

License to kill revoked by the government, he traded in his attack helicopter for one of the transport ilk. When not weaving tales of alien apocalypse and redemption, he spends his days flying terrestrial aliens in IFOs (Identified Flying Objects) known as helicopters. No longer authorized to dispatch aliens he settles for dropping them off at oil rigs around the globe.

On the six months of time off his paying job affords, author, biker, and fellow Sci-Fi geek Dean M. Cole travels with his wife, builds airplanes and custom choppers, and writes his next tale of the apocalypse.
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From an early age Audie, Earphones, and SOVAS Voice Arts Award-winning audiobook narrator R.C. Bray despised reading. Truly hated it with a passion.

And audiobooks? Even worse. Those were for people too lazy to read (not to be confused with those like himself who didn’t want to read to begin with).

R.C. eventually got older and wiser (he was always good-looking) and eschewing his capricious convictions fell head-over-heels with reading. Not just to learn words like “eschew” and “capricious” so he could use them in a bio line, but because someone was actually going to give him money to do it.

Note: R.C.’s gorgeous wife and three beautiful children begged him not to make this his official bio. Clearly he misunderstood
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Julia Whelan is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. She is perhaps most well known for her acting work on ABC’s Once and Again and her award-winning narration of over 200 audiobooks (including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl). Her debut novel is forthcoming.

After a healthy career as a child actor, Whelan attended Middlebury College and Oxford University, graduating with a degree in English and Creative Writing.
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Harmless by Katherine Dell - Book Tour + Giveaway


Harmless
by
Katherine Dell

Genre:
Paranormal Thriller

Be careful what you wish for.

After moving from Vancouver to isolated Hazelton,
BC, high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find
closure and a sense of direction after tragedy has torn her family
apart. When she and her friends discover the old spirit box her
grandmother gave her, they see it as a chance to wish their troubles
away. But the Great Spirits—deer, crow, bear, and the mythical
wendigo—give away nothing for free. 

So instead of worrying about fitting in and finding a boyfriend, Rachel
finds herself in a race to control the malevolent spirit who’s
taken up residence in Mason Allen, who she fears and
craves
in equal measure. What began as a harmless game forces Rachel to
confront her past—and offers her a future she never imagined.

Step into a reality that is not as it seems in Book 1 of the Harmless
series.


I watch as Julie fills the mugs with water and puts them in the microwave. When they’re done, she plunks a tea bag in each and brings them over to the kitchen table. Sitting with a huff, I plunk myself down on a chair. Wrapping my fingers around the steaming cup of tea, I breathe in deeply. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same effect as that mist. My problems are all still here.
Thanks, Julie.”
For the tea? No problem.”
No, for not leaving.” I drown my tea bag with my spoon, pushing it to the bottom. “I just invited people over for some drinks and cards and . . . that happened!” I motion to the box laying open in the living room. “You guys are never going to want to hang out with me again.”
I wouldn’t say that. Sure, this is probably the strangest thing any of us has ever seen, but we all like you. Hey.” She gives my shoulder a little push. “Don’t frown too much. You’ll give yourself wrinkles. You’re too pretty for wrinkles. On a different note, I guess we know that wishing box works. I can’t wait for mine to come true. Could you imagine?”
Why? What did you wish for?”
For a new community center,” she says. “One with a gym, and a games room, and a place to take classes and work out and stuff. I’ve been on the committee at school for it for, like, two years. It doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to happen.”
I know the project she’s talking about. My grams dragged me to a craft sale at the community center once. The building looks like it’s made entirely out of school portables, like a patchwork quilt. The town has been raising funds for years to build a new one. It’s just one of the many projects Julie gets involved in around here. That’s why she’s a lifer. She loves this town. She’s never going to leave it.
Julie’s watching me over the rim of her cup. “So what was your wish?”
I let the waiting air in my lungs huff out. “I wished that . . . that I knew what I wanted, and that I’d find it here in Hazelton.” Saying it out loud doesn’t sound as awesome as it did in my head. The look on her face makes me wonder if my best friend just found out what a nut bar I really am.
I like it,” she says finally. “I hope you find whatever it is you’re looking for too.” She sounds convincing. Thank God. I don’t know what I’d do without my rock.
Do you want me to call my mom and ask her if I can stay over? Or you could come stay at my place if you’re too creeped out to stay here alone.”
She knows what I’m thinking without me saying a word. “It’s okay. I’ll be fine.” I’ll be no more screwed up than I already am.
Okay. I’ll at least help you clean up a bit.” She puts her mug in the sink before going to the living room. I see her hesitate for a second before bending down to sweep the carved animal pieces back into the box. “The wendigo piece isn’t here.”
Don’t worry about it. It’s probably under the couch. I’ll find it later.” Maybe it’s best if no one else but me touches the box from now on. “Do you want me to take you home?”

It takes only ten minutes to drive from my place to Julie’s. Surprisingly, I feel relieved to be driving home alone. I hear my thoughts better this way, just me and the dark of the night. The moon is almost full, but its light barely touches the blackness out here.
Julie’s place is a bit out of town, and on this road there aren’t any streetlights—or houses. A heavy fog hugs the ground. It’s hypnotic, swirling in my headlights as I drive. What happened tonight? There must be some explanation for those orb lights and those terrible sounds that came from the box.
The fog swirls on the road. The fog swirls in my mind.
I feel my body tense before I even know what I’m doing, and I see something ahead on the road. My knuckles turn white on the steering wheel. My foot hits the brake. I brace myself, but it’s too late to stop before I hit it. I have two choices: either hit whatever’s blocking my path head on—or hit the ditch.
The fog is thick. The road is slick. The tires are screeching.
I swerve. I miss it. And that’s when I finally see its full outline. Standing in the middle of the road, silent and still, is a massive, snow white deer.





Katherine Dell is a young adult fiction author fascinated by the supernatural
and the stories that surround them. She began her writing endeavours
in 2011 when she wanted to reinvent herself from her previous career
as an event planner. When she’s not writing, she can be found in
cold hockey arenas sipping coffee, working on her tan at little
league games, or trying to keep her dog out of her many gardens. She
lives with her husband, two boys, and fur babies, in Calgary,
Alberta, Canada.



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