Title: Never Let You Go (Book 2 of Prophecy of Tyalbrook series)
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Author: Michele G Miller
Publisher: Enchanted Ink Press (Self Published)
Release Date: January 30, 2014
Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future…
The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I still remembered the warning: “Be careful, my Princess…you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”
I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?
A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves…
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart…
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all…
The journey continues in Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.
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Nickoli’s arms were laden with weapons when he came back into view. He stepped in, uninvited, and opened his arms; allowing each deadly piece to drop to the ground with an ear-splitting clang. I jumped back as the items ricocheted across the floor, and a club rolled to a stop by my feet.
About the author
Michele is the author of the Coming of Age Fantasy Series The Prophecy of Tyalbrook - Never Let You Fall, book one (May 2013) and Never Let You Go, book two (Jan 2014) as well as the New Adult Romantic Suspense, Last Call (Oct 2014). She is currently working on the third book in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series, a Last Call novel and a YA Realistic Fiction that has her super excited!
Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter!
Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Grave Possession is the final book in the Wraith Series.
These aren’t the words Jane expected to use to describe herself, but in the years since she first began seeing ghosts things have changed. A lot. Jane has spent the last two years losing one person after the other. Both dead and alive. But this year things will be different. She’s entering her freshman year of art school, rooming with her best friend Ava and has a new boyfriend. Oh, and she’s no longer afraid that she’s Shadow Bound with a direct connection to ghosts. In fact, she’s learned to use her abilities for her benefit.
Jane soon discovers she can’t walk away from her past. The wounds from her battle with Charlotte are deep and no matter what she tells herself, the break up with Connor weighs heavy on her heart. Balancing these emotions prove to be a weakness for her and Jane finds herself in a fight against the most dangerous spirits she’s encountered yet.
About the Author:
Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.
She is the author of five books, including the Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin's Murder with Kira Gold. She has one other New Adult title, No Regrets, under the pen name Lila Atkinson.
Evil Red by Nikki Jefford
(An Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Novelette)
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: February 2014
L.A. is one tough city, especially while sharing a trailer with four thieving sisters.
Valerie’s plans for a better life and Hollywood grandeur are interrupted after a fateful stabbing lands her in Anchorage, Alaska where government agents expect her to play the role of a vampire hunting La Femme Nikita.
The redheaded vixen is back in her own Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter novelette.
**Novella is approximately 18,000 words**
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As the door closed behind the agents, Valerie snatched a knife off the table and stuffed it into her back pocket. She picked the handgun back up, opened the chamber, and checked for bullets. It was fully loaded. She snapped the chamber into place and unlocked the safety. With that she walked over to the far wall of the room, spread her legs shoulder width apart, and aimed at the door.
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Nikki is the author of the bestselling SPELLBOUND trilogy and AURORA SKY:VAMPIRE HUNTER. She's a third generation Alaskan who now lives in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.
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Losing Enough by Helen Boswell
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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SYNOPSIS: When Alexis Lin heads to Sin City for the summer, she wants nothing more than to dive into the clubs, spas, and concerts – the benefits of her father's high roller lifestyle. Most of all, she wants to forget about her ex-boyfriend and the fact that he won’t be waiting for her back home. On her first night in the city, Alexis gets into a bad scene but walks away from it with the help of Connor Vincent. Private security guard to the top gamblers, Connor puts all of his wits and charm into his relationships with the high rollers, but he’s the anti-Prince Charming when it comes to women.
Faced with a sudden tragedy and loss, Alexis is forced to turn to Connor one more time for help. But if Connor does what she wants, he risks losing everything he's worked for. Together, they each have to figure out how much they're willing to gamble and ultimately, how prepared they are to face the past.
Sometimes risking your heart is the biggest gamble of all.
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Helen Boswell loved to get lost in the pages of a story from the time she could sound out the words. Originally from upstate New York, Helen spent much of her early adult life tromping around in Buffalo, NYC, Toronto, and Las Vegas, those cities now serving as inspiration for the dark and gritty urban backdrops of her stories. An author of both urban fantasy and contemporary romance, she loves to read and write characters that come to life with their beauty, flaws, and all.
Helen dedicates her time to raising her family of two boys, teaching college students, and of course, writing.
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Title: Stolen Hearts
Author: Christy Newton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: June 6, 2013
Tour Host: Verna Loves Books
Jewels, deception and adventure…
Twenty-two year old Cammie Adams knows one thing for sure – life isn’t fair. She’s still an emotional wreck from the tragic loss of her parents seven years ago. Right after she gets her PI license she is not only robbed, but abducted, only to find her life was all a lie. When she finds her mother’s diary, she discovers she was only a pawn in her mother’s dangerous game. Now she must get back what is rightfully hers from the man that murdered her mother.
Hot and mysterious, Simon Fisher has really only loved one thing – jewels. This ex-jewel thief, now bodyguard, doesn’t even know what hits him when he rescues Cammie as a favor to her father. Simon must protect her, but soon finds out where there’s trouble, Cammie isn’t far behind. She will not only steal his prized jewel, but his heart.
The next morning, when the sunlight hit her face, Cammie wondered if the robbery and the letter from her aunt had just been a nightmare. She rubbed her eyes, looked over at the nightstand and saw the letter right where she’d left it. Damn, it was all real. Frowning, she got up and got dressed to run.
After a few quick stretches, she jogged around some small puddles left over from the storm last night. When she rounded a curve, she heard a car coming up close behind. She turned her head to look and saw a black Town Car. The car quickly stopped beside her. An eerie feeling came over her as she reached for her phone. A man wearing a dark suit and sunglasses got out of the car and grabbed her before she could dial. She struggled to free herself from his strong grasp. A needle pricked her neck and the blackness closed in.
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Christy Newton is a hopeless romantic and writes many genres of romance. She just might be the only author out there that doesn’t drink caffeine, but dark chocolate is her must have. She falls in love with each of her heroes and hopes you will too! Christy is the author of the More Than Treasure Series and the Love Again Collection.
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Book: Always You
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.
One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved.
You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.
I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…
Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?
Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.
My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem?
I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.
Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.
Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.
“It’s just my mom and I. Dad died when I was fifteen. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, though originally I wanted to go with elementary.”
About the Author:
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.
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Today is A Zebra Like Me's Book Birthday!
Maybelleâs happiness and well-being threaten to slip through her fingers as she battles to take control of her life. She faces a never-ending battle on her journey to find love, courage and friendship in a world lacking acceptance.
With the guidance of her guardian angel, Maybelle finds her way out of emotional and physical isolation to discover lasting love and amazing friendships.
A Zebra Like Me is the story of one teenagerâs battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder affecting one in five thousand people.
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Amy loves reading and writing Young Adult because she finds young people inspiring. She appreciates how teens are able to look at the world with a fresh perspective and willingly open their minds to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. She particularly enjoys writing strong heroines who face problems head on, learn, grow and mature into the type of people who do the right thing.
When Amy isn't reading and writing, she teaches high school theater arts and dance. To say that Amy has a flare for all things creative would be an understatement, just don't ask her to assemble anything that requires instructions or sadly, you will be out of luck!
"You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost." ~ Martha Graham
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A Zebra Like Me is a work of fiction but Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the message in this story are very real. I have EDS and Iâve learned to live with this disease. Sadly, much of my battle has been seeking compassion and finding acceptance from those who donât understand it. My mission in publishing this book is two-fold.
1 â Awareness â I aim to educate people about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Iâm a teacher and through my teaching Iâve learned the best lessons are learned in unexpected ways. I hope my readers will gain a better understanding of this disease through the fictional world I created for Maybelle. There are people like her all over the world. Some EDS patientsâ symptoms are less severe than Maybelleâs, some are worse. You may know someone with EDS and not even realize it.
2 â Self Empowerment â I want other people with EDS to know they are not alone. There are support groups and resources online that can help you learn how to cope with this disease. Donât give up on a normal life. Learn how to avoid injuries and the external hazards that trigger your issues. Find hobbies that are safe, fun, and relieve stress. Surround yourself with positive people and avoid or tune out the people who canât or wonât support you. Take care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Need Help? The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation is just a click away.
Fast Facts about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
âIndividuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments.â
âThe fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are the result of faulty collagen. Collagen is a protein, which acts as a âglueâ in the body, adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.â
âThere are six major types of EDS, each classified according to their manifestations of signs and symptoms.â
âClinical manifestations of EDS are most often joint and skin related and may include: joint hypermobility; loose/unstable joints prone to dislocation and/or subluxation; joint pain; early onset of osteoarthritis, fragile skin that tears or bruises easily, slow and poor wound healing and much more.â
âEDS can also be associated with rare and/or serious conditions such as tethered cord, cervical cranial instability, cranial settling, dural ectasia and chiari malformation.â
âIn many cases those with EDS do not respond to local anesthetic properly or at all. This may mean complete failure of the anesthetic to freeze the intended area, a much lower amount of numbness, or a much shorter duration of effect.â
âEDS is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder (apart from types 6 and 7C) meaning if a parent has the disorder they have a 50/50 percent chance of passing it onto each child they have. Not everyone with EDS inherits the disorder from a parent. It is estimated that about half of those with EDS received it via whatâs known as âspontaneous mutationâ.â
âCurrently EDS is estimated to occur in 1 out of every 5000 births worldwide, equally effecting men and women of every race and ethnicity.â
âPossible dental manifestations of EDS include a high palate, crowded teeth, gum disease and hypermobile tongue. Those with EDS are also more prone to cavities as well as weakness of both the enamel and tooth roots.â
âEDS can cause chronic debilitating pain throughout the entire body. Whether from chronic, repeated joint subluxations and dislocations or degenerative joint disease, this is often easily the most difficult aspect of daily life with EDS.â
âEDS can cause several gastrointestinal complications with one of the more serious being gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach). This condition causes food to remain in the stomach for longer than normal, preventing the stomach from emptying entirely.â
âEDS carries many of the same and/or similar symptoms of several other genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome and Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. It is not uncommon to have what appears to be a mix of more than one tissue disorder or for your diagnosis to change later in life from one to the other as more symptoms appear and more is learned about these conditions.â
âEDS can affect endless parts of the body, but has âvariable expression,â so each person is affected differently, even within the same family. While there are features that are frequently seen in many people with the disorder not all people will exhibit these features.â
âConnective tissue can surprisingly also be found in the bones and blood as well as being the glue that holds the body together inside and out. Collagen alone is found in tendons, ligaments, skin, the cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut, and intervertebral discs. All of this helps explain the endless possible complications and outcomes of EDS.â
Thankful Thursday is a weekly feature hosted by my friend Megan Whitmer, where participants post about what they're grateful for this week. You can participate, too, and link up to the feature by going to Megan's blog HERE.
Today, I'm thankful for LAUGHTER.
Laughter and friendship. Why?
This was an especially challenging fall and winter for me because of personal and medical issues that cropped up unexpectedly (which may be needless to say, because who really expects those sorts of things?). I'm not going to go into details about those things here, but in thinking about what I'm thankful for, I think that what got me through it all were my especially silly moments with friends - whether it be in face-to-face visits from or lunches with friends, exchanging silly Voxer messages, sharing funny things on social media sites, or a multitude of other ways in which I could escape from the gravity of life, let loose, and just LAUGH.
Not to be cliché, but laughter really is the best medicine.
I'm excited today to help spread the news about the book release of the final installment of a NA fantasy series written by a good friend of mine, J. Elizabeth Hill! THE NINE concludes The Mirrors of Bershan trilogy, and I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys strong female leads, the world of magic, and smart writing. BOUND, book one, is also currently on sale for a limited time for just 99 pennies!
This series is New Adult Fantasy.
The Mirrors of Bershan, Book 3
Civil unrest is being stirred by unseen hands in the Rianzire Empire. The Prince’s secret has been revealed; laws have been changed. Worse, a second Mirror of Bershan has gone missing. When the Emperor involves himself directly in this mystery, the results are disastrous.
After defeating the demon Aviatrez, Faylanna and Tavis return to Rianza, hoping their troubles are over. Faylanna is uneasy about the recently revealed truths of her childhood. Tavis is worried for his father, Crown Prince Keari. They find all is not well and nothing is as expected on their arrival.
Unable to ignore her problems performing magic any longer, Faylanna insists on leaving Rianza in search of a solution. Tavis’s inability to come with her is no deterrent, nor is the unborn child she carries. Faylanna leaves his side as Tavis is duty-bound to remain in the capital with his father. For the first time since meeting, they’re parted and neither expect the reaction of the magical bond they created between them.
Can Tavis fulfill his duties and survive unexpected challenges, even as he fights the constant demand from their bond to find her? Is there a solution for Faylanna to find and what will be the price if she finds one?
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"Doesn't she know you can't do real magic alone?"
Faylanna Derrion’s graduation from the Voleno Academy is marred by her father’s demand that she return to the family estate, Iondis. He refuses to accept her decision not to bind herself to another Magicia in an unbreakable partnership, insisting she must do so with his help. No one understands her need to prove she can succeed on her own.
Then her mentor and his partner are taken before her eyes by a terrible darkness, forcing her to flee, even as her father’s soldiers try to force her to go home. On her journey to find help, she meets Tavis, a farmer in search of his mother, who she can’t manage to refuse. The revelation that he’s a novice Magicia causes Faylanna to question everything she’s believed.
At the same time, a dream that’s haunted her since childhood begins to change and the unknown man in it calls to her. His words are sweet but she’s not quite willing to believe he’s anything more than a dream, until she can’t deny it.
As secrets are revealed and events unfold, will Faylanna hold to her solitary path or will she choose the one that now beckons her with new possibilities?
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About the Author
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Julie Elizabeth Hill exported herself to Vancouver, British Columbia after many years of staring longingly at the map following every snowfall. For as long as she can remember, she's been making up stories, but it wasn't until high school that someone suggested writing them down. Since then, she's been hopelessly in love with story crafting, often forgetting about everything else in the process. She is the author of The Mirrors of Bershan trilogy (Bound, Possession and The Nine).
Author: Stephen Booth
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Witness Impulse, an Imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
This taut, atmospheric thriller is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Peter James.
A death in the family from hell brings detectives Fry and Cooper to a remote and unfriendly rural community in their fourth psychological thriller.
“And as it grew dark, Withens became almost entirely silent. Except for the screaming.”
A small village in the Peak District, Withens is troubled by theft and vandalism, mostly generated by a family of local delinquents, the Oxleys. Now the town is the focus of a murder investigation. A man’s body has been found on the bleak moors nearby, and the victim is an Oxley. To crack the case, DC Ben Cooper must break open the degenerate clan.
His boss, DS Diane Fry, is also in Withens. Grim new evidence has turned up in the case of a missing student, but her parents refuse to believe she could be dead.
The darkness in Withens’s heart is growing. And things are only going to get nastier
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Stephen has been a Gold Dagger finalist, an Anthony Award nominee, twice winner of a Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, and twice shortlisted for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year. Ben Cooper was a finalist for the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British author, and in 2003 the Crime Writers’ Association presented Stephen with the Dagger in the Library Award for “the author whose books have given readers the most pleasure”.
The Cooper & Fry series is published all around the world, and has been translated into 15 languages.
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