Archive Monthly Archives: February 2018

Immortal Hope

“This series (The Curse of the Templars) is explosive, sexy, riveting, and Claire Ashgrove is a master of her craft.” ~New York Times Bestelling Author of MARK OF THE WITCH, Maggie Shayne

“Ashgrove’s Templars will steal your heart and her world building will leave you wanting more.” ~National Bestselling, Award Winning Author of the L.O.S.T series, Karin Tabke/Harlow

“Claire Ashgrove weaves complex layers of history, paranormal worlds and romantic fiction seamlessly.” ~New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of WIFE BY WEDNESDAY, Catherine Bybee on the Templar Series

IMMORAL HOPE by Claire Ashgrove

Centuries ago, Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll that revealed the locations of the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they now roam the earth, protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation—the return of the seraphs.

Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin’s soul, releasing him from the clutches of their enemy. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers that she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she’s fated to heal. As Merrick struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he’s sworn to uphold.

Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache that he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she is destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.

 

At the publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Take a Chance on Me GIVEAWAY

Author Marilyn Brant is giving away 3 signed copies of her book over at Goodreads.
Contest runs from Jan 07, 2018 and ends on Feb 27, 2018

 

Take a Chance on Me (Mirabelle Harbor #1)

In matters of the heart, would you risk it all?

Welcome to Mirabelle Harbor! In this scenic suburb on Chicago’s North Shore, overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, the Michaelsen family has made their home for generations. Although their parents and grandparents are now gone, siblings Derek, Blake, Sharlene, and the twins—Chandler and Chance—all have fond memories of growing up in town, and most still live there.

Chance Michaelsen, the youngest member of the family (by two minutes) and the quietest (by far), is a dedicated twenty-eight-year-old personal trainer at the local gym. While he might not say much, Chance has made it clear that he’s not a fan of toxic people, unhealthy habits, or sharing too many of his emotions. With anybody.

Enter Antonia “Nia” Pappayiannis—the prettiest member of the loudest and most overly demonstrative family in town. They’re also the owners of The Gala, a Greek restaurant and bakery known for its decadent pastries and located just a few steps from Chance’s gym. He considers their entire family business to be the enemy of good health, but he can’t quite shake his attraction to Nia, who doesn’t seem nearly as impressed with him or his sculpted physique as most of the women around Mirabelle Harbor.

Unfortunately, between her doctor’s orders and the interfering ways of Chance’s crazy-making ex-girlfriend, who just happens to be one of Nia’s long-time friends, Chance gets assigned to be Nia’s fitness coach for the month. Pure torture. And if his ex weren’t already causing enough problems, he also has to deal with Nia’s current boyfriend—some hotshot Chicago CEO who talks big but, in Chance’s opinion, is as fake as a Styrofoam barbell.

The road to romance is going to be a rocky one, and though Nia has her doubts about moving forward, Chance has a well-developed competitive streak and might just be willing to give it a shot…if he can convince her to do the same.

Abby’s Road: A Romantic Suspense Novel

Abby’s Road: A Romantic Suspense Novel By Susan Bryde

Abby is alone…again. As a child, she learned how to be self-reliant, mask her emotions, and fade into the scenery. When she witnesses the murder of someone she loves, Abby must utilize these vital skills to stay alive. Abby retreats to her home state of Texas to lay low. When Bruce MacAlister walks into her life, determined to get to know her, he draws the kind of attention she doesn’t need. With new battle lines drawn, Abby has to make a choice – stay and endanger more lives than her own; or run, and be alone forever. From the author of Bruce’s Fall, Susan Byrde brings you Abby’s Road – the second novel in the “Abby’s Road Series.”

I really enjoyed reading this book. I felt that I had to give it a 5 star rating because it kept me turning the pages and I had a hard time putting it down. I liked the slower paced staging of the characters and story. It gave me a chance to get to know the main character, Abby. I also liked the way the author described so many scenes and places in such vivid detail. I honestly felt like I was there, like I could see or feel exactly what she was experiencing. The book was definitely full of one exciting event after the next. Sometimes I felt that it border lined being a little too eventful, almost to the point of feeling a bit exhausted. Overall I grew fond of the characters and found myself wanting to read more. I was sad to end the book and am looking forward to the next book in the series, eager to find out what becomes of Abby and Bruce. ~ Amazon Reviewer

Book Two is now out!

The Forest House by Tamara Rokicki

Tamara Rokicki is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal author. Her love for writing began at a very early age, together with her love for reading. She has been published in Anthologies, wrote as a columnist and acquisition editor, contributed to magazines and local publications, and taught writing workshops at local libraries. Now, she’s tackling her latest goal, a lifelong dream materializing right in front of her eyes. Writing The Forest House is a tangible manifestation of her journey and the way she’s overcome many obstacles. Find it on Amazon today

“Tamara Rokicki’s debut young adult novel provides a much-needed fresh take on the vampire genre. She creates haunting images and intriguing characters that will draw you in and keep you guessing as she explores universal themes of family and destiny.”
-Taryn Noelle Kloeden, Author of The Hex Breaker, The Fenearen Chronicles Book 1

“In The Forest House, Rokicki weaves our world with magic in a delightful and beautiful way, managing to be real and whimsical all at once.”
-Ashley McLeo, Author of Prophecy of Three

Dealing with anxiety and a dysfunctional family is bad enough, but it gets worse when Hera is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious house secluded in the middle of a forest.

There she meets Aethen, the leader of the Ashar Coven, claiming to be a psychic vampire who feeds on human energy.
If that’s not shocking enough, he insists that not only is she a psychic vampire as well, but also the High Priestess destined to lead the fight in a supernatural war.

The Ashar Prophecy declares that Hera will Awaken in order to save her kind. If she fails, her people will be destroyed, shattering a long, intricate past.

Hera’s role–and survival–become more complicated as her attraction to Aethen grows stronger each day.
She is now trapped in a war between two vampire factions; one vicious and bloodthirsty, the other territorial and shrouded in secrets. Her future–and the future of her coven–rests in her hands.

Will Hera find the strength to fulfill her destiny even if the secrets surrounding the Ashar Prophecy hide a terrible truth?

John Green Books & Swag Giveaway

Another wonderful Megan Crewe Give-away.

Do you love John Green’s quirky characters and heartwrenching stories? Then you’ll want to get in on this giveaway!. One lucky reader will win a signed first edition of The Fault In Our Stars, Green’s latest book Turtles All the Way Down, the DVD of the movie The Fault In Our Stars, a necklace with a TFIOS quote, and two bookmarks. Open worldwide (see rules for details)!

This giveaway is sponsored by YA authors Katlyn Duncan (This Summer), Jeanne Bannon (Love Bites), Stacey Trombley (Naked), L.V. Pires (A Pain Less Ordinary), and Philippa Cameron (The Day We Are Born). By entering you’ll also be signed up to hear book news from each of them.

Good luck!

Twilight Books & Swag Giveaway

Another Amazing Give-away by Megan Crewe

Twilight fans, still in love with Bella and Edward’s epic romance? This giveaway pack will let you extend the magic with a prize pack including the Twilight Official Illustrated Guide, the Complete Film Archive, Bella and Edward action figures, and an Edward tote bag. Open worldwide (see rules for details)!

This giveaway is sponsored by YA authors Michelle Madow (The Vampire Wish), Pauline Creeden (Salt), Kayla Howarth (Losing Nuka), Rachel Jonas (The Genesis of Evangeline), and Samantha Britt (Enlightened). By entering you’ll also be signed up to hear book news from each of them.

Good luck!

Home Planet by SR Bond

Charlie’s life of privilege ended ten years ago, when trusting the wrong person threw Earth into turmoil. She couldn’t have known the boy she loved was using her to conquer the planet. Guilty and scared, running away seemed like the only option.
The life she’s built in space ends suddenly when she finds out her brother is alive and needs her help. And she needs to get revenge on the alien who took everything from her.
In a broken world, Charlie has to find the strength to save her brother, her planet, and herself.

Find Home Planet by SR Bond on Amazon today!

Du Bois by indie author TJ Mines

Du Bois (Frozen Apocalypse) by Theo Van Lieshout/ TJ Mines is highly enjoyable and well written. The story is very entertaining and has enough plot twists to keep you entertained.

Find it on amazon today

Set in a frozen wasteland, Du Bois is the last city before the ice cap starts. One of the last democratic society in the world, trade and entertainment thrive in Du Bois. Freedom of speech and religion make it the only known place where all are welcome. But for how long? Follow Ismael on his quest to protect Du Bois from Al Bari attacks, from within and without. Aand Abdul, who is visiting the city for the first time and finds the last thing he expects there. See how far the corruption of the world goes. Quotes from readers: “This is like the prelude to the Mad Max series!” – Richard “I need to know how it continues, give me the sequel.” – Maria

Shadows Through the Fog by Amanda Leanne

Shadows are often benign, nothing to truly fear, and yet our minds create from them. We see them twist and form into something sinister, something eerie, something that makes our skin crawl or our heart race. As the fog manipulates the landscape, so does it change the shadows. With our minds, we further pull from the blurry images and a tale is formed. From vengeful women to those that welcome death to haunting moments, these stories are a mixed bag of random dark tales from the mind of Amanda Leanne. Written over the past decade, this is a small compilation of stories pulled from the shadows in the fog.

Buy the collection today on Amazon

This collection of dark and eerie stories contains eleven tales to wet your appetite. The Other side of the Mirror and Something’s Changed were certainly my favourites. I could easily see these being developed into fuller stories. I’m sure each reader will find something to appreciate and their own favourites. I especially liked that each story brought a new voice and direction with it. I would recommend this to all readers who enjoy dipping into dark tales, like me! ~~ review by Reader4life, on Amazon

The Lost Witch (The Lost Universe Trilogy Book 1)

Interesting plot with just enough description to beautifully paint the plot and characters without overly weighing down the story with excessive details. The writing flow is like gliding through the air. This author has created a story line like a chocolate bar in three pieces. The first third is wonderfully yummy and you can’t wait to get to the second portion, yet you want to savor every bite. Looking forward to the next book! ~ Kindle Customer review

Mackenzie has been alone since the night her mother was murdered. When her long-lost twin brother shows up, her life changes forever. She’s offered the key to her forgotten history… and a world filled with magic, witches, fae, and dragons.
But an evil witch and a tyrannical king threaten Mackenzie’s new life and the people she loves. Will she learn to use her powers in time to save them all? Find out in THE LOST WITCH today!