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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Release! Stifled by Rainy Kaye

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Today we're celebrating the release of STIFLED, book two in the SUMMONED series by USA Today Bestselling author, Rainy Kaye. A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him. In STIFLED, Dimitri trails an elusive jinn and finds himself in the middle of a community keeping dark secrets. The SUMMONED series is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Scroll down to pick up your copy of STIFLED, get SUMMONED for free for a limited time, and enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.    
Stifled Final 2 PSDDimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans. After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause. A few hours back in the US proves that Dimitri and Syd didn't quite make the clean escape they had thought. As they trail the elusive jinn, someone else trails them. What should have been a simple trip to confirm once and for all if the jinn are living among humans, instead reveals a community keeping dark secrets. Unfortunately for Dim, the only way out is in. Get your copy here! Haven't read book one yet? No problem! It's currently FREE on Amazon.  
summoned_cover_final_biggerTwenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets. Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.    
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rainykayeRainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she's a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake.      
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Re-Release! Heart Song by Samantha La Fantasie

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Relena wants freedom, depending on herself and not having to answer to anyone, but a betrayal takes that away. The last thing she expected was the incredibly handsome Marren to free her. The catch? She has to fall in love with him, fulfill a prophecy involving their heart song, and rejoin the two realms. But Jiren, the last Ancient of his kind, isn’t convinced and will stop at nothing to maintain his throne, even if it means breaking their most sacred law.

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Excerpt

 Chapter 5, scene 2
“Spring is definitely in the air.” I giggled to myself as Marren’s arm tightened around my hand.
“It is, indeed.”
He led me down a path that forked to the right and opened into a small field of the most beautiful, tallest, red tulips bordered by trees, as if he had cut out a place for these flowers, and they grew with the magic that had won over my heart. I held my breath for fear that letting it out would make them fade.
“By the Gods, this is beautiful!”
“I thought you would like it. Go on.” He motioned toward the field.
I looked into his eyes, as if to make sure he wasn’t joking, and then stepped tentatively into the field of flowers. Their light scent danced in the air. It was sweet and mild.  At about the halfway point, I looked over my shoulder at Marren, still standing on the path. I smiled, facing him and cocked my head to the side. I wondered what was taking him so long to join me. He nodded toward me a smirk pulling at the corner of his lips. I turned back around taking another step, finding a rock that rolled underneath my foot. I fell to the ground and started laughing.
I was pulled up by Marren so fast it took my breath away. “Are you okay?”
I nodded.
Slowly, he placed my hands on his shoulders then slid his down the side of my arms, along my back, and coming to a rest at my waist. He pulled me into him, pressing our bodies together. I took in a deep breath as a rush pulsed through my veins. The woods became silent, and the wind stopped blowing, as if the world stilled for us. We started to sway, slowly, from side to side. It was awkward, like he was nervous, which made a giggle bubble out of me, shaking my frame against his. He chuckled in response and started spinning me as we glided through the flowers, twirling one way and the other in motions that were graceful, magnificent, and magical. My feet barely touched the ground, like we floated in the air.
We dance in circles, through every inch of the flower field as we gazed into each other’s eyes, looking into forever. Eventually, we slowed, returning to the center of the field and shifting back into the sway before stopping completely.
“I want you to promise me something . . .” Marren said. I worried that there was something on his mind, a weight that burdened him.
“What?” I asked.
“Promise you’ll remember this day, no matter what decision you make.” His voice was sad and fearful.
“What decision am I to make?” I asked, twirling a strand of his hair around my finger and losing myself in his eyes.
He pressed his lips to mine. The sweetness in his kiss filled me, but his lips were almost too soft. “You’ll see . . . just promise me you’ll remember today.”

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IMG_3842.33A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her spouse and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others. Samantha became a bestselling author with the Pandora Boxed Set (which includes Made to Forget: Nepherium Novella series--Part One) on both Amazon and USA Today. Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.    

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Monday, February 23, 2015

#UrbanFantasy Author Feature: Katherine Scruggs

Hey guys, I wanted to introduce you to an up and coming release!

The Lost Princess of Celraeyin
The Lost Princess of Celraeyin is an Urban Fantasy debut novel. Talya Collins is an average seventeen year old girl living in Denver, Colorado. One night she bumps into a handsome stranger who changes her entire life. After what seems like the best few days of her life, she is taken to a strange land known as Celraeyin.Talya discovers that the stranger, Casimir, and his twin brother Archer are not what they seem and neither is she. She is thrust into a world of magic, love, and faeries. She embarks on an adventure of self discovery where she faces a choice that could change her life forever. Talya’s world is turned completely upside down from the series of events that take place over the course of her time in Celraeyin. All seems peaceful she is faced with many dangers in her new life, including death threats from a neighboring kingdom. Amidst these threats the truth of her former life and love begins to come to light. When a battle of epic proportion threatens the Kingdom of Celraeyin Talya must choose whether to step up and accept her new role or return to her mortal life and leave her newfound life to ruin.

The faeries of Celraeyin mostly resemble the traditional “fair folk.” The can blend into the mortal world but they have an etheral beauty about them, as well as supernatural powers. They are beautiful but deadly creatures.

Talya is a faerie who was sent to live in the mortal world, they took all of her memories and placed her with a family entrusted to take care of her. She is completely unaware of her former life. This book is a perfect example of a girl discovering herself and becoming a woman, with a fantasy twist. She undertakes epic journeys,fights for her life, and becomes stronger despite everything that is thrown her way.

Coming March 15, 2015.
 

About the author:
Katherine Scruggs is a stay at home mother of two. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and writes adult fantasy.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Book Trailer Love Fest! Vote for the Best!

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Show your support of over 30 authors including USA Today bestsellers by voting in the first ever Book Trailer Love Fest. Watch the trailers, vote in the polls, and share the contest with your friends! The voting is live from February 15th to February 22nd. Winner will be selected on the February 23rd. This is a fun, free contest made to support all authors! So hop on over to booktrailerlovefest.com and get your vote on! Here is a list of authors participating in the contest:

USA TODAY Bestselling Authors:

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Also featuring these fabulous authors:

Susan Laqueur
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Katherine Jean Pope
Everett Robert
Charity Tober
Tam Linsey
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Elle Jacklee

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Biggest Fan #Giveaway - Your chance to win 12 #Paranormal Books!

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Thanks for stopping by for the Biggest Fan Giveaway! Chances are if you are seeing this page, you consider yourself one of the biggest fans of one our participating authors. This post will introduce you to the other participating authors, and if you think you would like to take a look at their books, too, you'll find a form at the bottom of this page where you can enter to win a book of your choice (there may be some restrictions on some authors) from EVERY author here. All we ask is that, in exchange for the free books, you review them all sometime within the next year. So, without further ado, let's meet the participating authors and learn a little about each of the bestselling titles. Please enter by 3/1/2015 to be considered!
Catherine Stine writes YA, New Adult and Middle Grade fiction. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One, illustrated by the author won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted a 2013 Bronze Wishing Shelf Book Award and a 2013 Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Catherine says her bestselling title at the moment is Dorianna.
"Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good, until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop."
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Novelist Grae Lily is the incredibly camera shy author of GRIM LOVE (Paranormal Romance Novella) and FOOL'S ERRAND (Romantic Thriller Novella). Finally taking pen to paper after decades of ghostwriting for others, Grae has dozens of titles begging to be released to the world. Her expertise as a ghostwriter has given her the opportunity to write in many genres and she looks forward to releasing titles that span genres in the very near future. Here's a pitch from her bestselling title, Grim Love.
"The afterlife is proving to be far more than Evangeline imagined, now that Lucius as chosen her as one of his Reapers."
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Kelly Anne Blount is the bestselling author of The Necoh Saga (Grishma and Ayla), Hard Love Series (Impassioned), Shade (Part of the Pandora Paranormal Box Set) and Captured. She loves creating unique and compelling characters with amazing stories and new worlds for readers to explore. We asked her which of her bestselling titles she think you would like most, and she recommended Grishma. Check it out!
"In the world of Necoh, everyone fears Grishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her."
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Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor's degree in English. She then followed in a Master's program in Creative Writing. Her bestselling title is What Lies Within Us.
"After receiving a letter from an aunt she never knew existed, Kyna Hughes travels to Ireland only to find out that her whole life has been a series of well-orchestrated lies, and suddenly, this poor girl from the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains is thrust into a life of not only the wealthy and affluent, but of dark magic and secret societies."
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Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. She's also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor. When she's not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they're unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. Check out her bestselling title, Bloodlust.
"The gripping forbidden love story between a barbarian princess and a goliath."
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USA Today and Amazon top 100 Bestselling Author, Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world. Learn more about her bestselling title, A Prescription for Delirium.
"Not even death can save her."
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Phoenix Johnson is an Australian author who has always had the passion for the written word. She had her nose in at least one book ever since she could read and would even scrutinize the back of the cereal box every morning at breakfast. It was only natural she take up writing. Phoenix has multiple works in progress, and her favourite writing genres are the same as her reading genres; erotica, romance, paranormal, thriller and a combination of these. Here's a bit about her bestselling title, Once Bitten, Twice Shy.
"A werewolf and his lover, a woman with a disturbing past, fighting to live a normal life in peace."
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Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was... You'll love her bestselling title, Unleashed.
"A teenage girl discovers a boy close to her has ingested a stolen drug from a nearby medical research facility, unleashing his dark and evil alter-ego, and he’s determined to make her just like him. Like hell."
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Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she's a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake. While there may not be any cake for her to share with us, she would love to share with you her bestselling title, Summoned.
"A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him."
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Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. Her bestselling title to date is The Forever Girl.
"When a spell Sophia casts goes wrong, her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous."
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A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her spouse and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She's primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others. You won't want to miss out on her bestselling title, Echoes of Memories.
"As if trying to recover fragments of her missing memory wasn't enough, Elsa must clear her name and figure out Alexander's next move."
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Susan Stec loves laughing with her daughters, class B scary movies, fine cuisine and hamburgers from Wendy's. She's addicted to electronics, dark chocolate, vintage eyeglass frames, warm socks, and a really good cup of cappuccino. Susan is a wannabe gamer--Zelda is her favorite--and enjoys playing Super Mario with her grandsons. You'll want to check out her bestselling title, They're So Vein.
"They're So Vein is a hilarious and irreverent new twist on the paranormal/vampire romance genre."
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Monday, February 9, 2015

#Paranormal Author Feature: L. Bachman

Writer Realness

L. Bachman

As a writer I've been asked and heard of many questions and sayings. I've caught myself asking and saying them as well, but for those who are unaware, you may not truly understand the trueness behind them, so I decided to help you beloved readers and curious minds out by compiling a list of sayings, questions, or randomness that have passed over a writer’s fingertips or that has been asked to writers. Please note the satire.

'I need my editor to edit my online conversations.' - You may find yourself chatting up a writer and their conversational skills nose dived right into typo-land. This doesn't mean they write this way; just mean they've become tired or simply stopped caring. Editors are our saving grace and sometimes we just wish our editor would edit our conversations and make them pretty and professional.

'Don't piss me off; I'll kill you in my next book.' - This is way more serious than you originally realized. Writers take inspiration from everything, I do mean everything, and it's been known that writers have used names, physical descriptions, personalities, and even real people within their books whether as a hero, that swoon-worthy boy toy, or even the most vile creature they can come up with.

'I always have a notebook and pen.' - Yes, this too is more real than you'd think. We might type away on a computer to work, but a notepad and pencil is never outside of arm's reach. Some of us will wake in the middle of the night with some nightmare or weird dream inspiring us, hark the saintly notepad! Scribbles, doodles, and random disembodied conversations will be found all over these like a high school teen's crush. Hearts, stick-figures, or whatever it maybe you see we have a complete idea behind it, that stick-figure is an awful werewolf dominant in a world we want to write and you'd never know it. Hey you never know you might even see the initials of beloved characters inside of a heart with an arrow right through it.

'You're so lucky to be published, was it hard?' - YES! So many people have this misconception that writing is easy because a lot of people can put a pen to a piece of paper, but the truth is it is very hard. We're our own worst enemies and writing is an endurance race against a fast approaching deadline. I've lost count how many times I've almost finished a chapter and tossed the entire thing because I didn't like it. If it doesn't 'feel' right it'll be gone quicker than it took to type it up.

'Coffee is a life.' - Tea, coffee, soda, energy drinks, it's not all healthy, but if it can help us stay up just a little bit longer and manage a conversation without a grumpy cat escaping to the forefront we're on it, all about it, and will buy the shirt with a pretty scripted slogan.

'Cover collecting.' - Yup, we've all saw a cover and got excited about who made it, are they open to new clients, have anything for sale, or wondered if we could find someone to reproduce it for our own use. This could be the overall look of the cover to simply a couple used in it. You can see this in action when several books will have a couple featured on it from different authors. Now, that doesn’t mean authors are always doing this, graphic artist too, sometimes it’s merely an appealing picture we came across and happens to fall this way after publication, but sometimes behind the pretty covers is the shame-filled (or even shameless) collecting.

'More than just a writer...' - In the indie and self-publishing world many of us are not just writers. We have other skills, barter them, at times, with other writers, and provide other services. You may meet the writer that also is a marketing genius that provides help through their blog. You will also meet the writer that does the covers for other writers and you can hire them to help you recreate or create something new and beautiful. We're all more than just writers, just in our own ways.

This is just a few and I'm sure there are tons of things floating about in the world of writing.

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About L. Bachman:
L. Bachman is a Texas born writer. She currently lives in northern Alabama with her family. She's been writing for over fifteen years. She was honored as a youth with recognition in poetry. Developing her writing skills and her artistic abilities she went on to work with companies supplying art for commercials.

She has contributed to several websites over the years with articles under a few pen names, but now she's known as L. Bachman and in 2014 stepped into the world of self-publishing with a romance novel entitledThen and Now. Despite receiving good reviews, she unpublished the book and canceled the follow up book to begin writing in the thriller fiction genre with a story called Maxwell Demon that will launch her Blasphemer Series.

When not writing, she is spending time with her family, reading, and helping other authors through her indie industry services website providing book covers, interviews, and giving others in the indie industry a platform to voice themselves and their own projects. Helping other authors is a way for her to lend a hand while strongly understanding how hard the industry can be and trying to make it not so difficult for newcomers that are indie or self-publishing.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Unleashed: New Hot #paranormal read by Rachel McClellan


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What I’ve Learned From Watching Movies
Top Ten Countdown


10. Always turn the lights on when you walk into an empty house at night.

9. To hot wire a car, all you have to do is touch a bunch of wires together under the dashboard.

8. While driving in the car with a passenger, looking at the road is optional.

7. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them than 20 men firing at 1 man.

6. It’s never a good idea to build a home on top of an old cemetery. “You moved the headstones, but you forgot the bodies!”

5. An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.

4. If a dark haired, serious-faced man approaches you with an air compressor in his hand, run.

3. If you discover your super rich boyfriend is a dark, super hot vigilante at night, don’t leave him. Accept him for who he is.

2. The more a man and a woman hate each other, the more likely they will fall in love.

1. If a vampire sneaks into your room to watch you sleep, it’s not cool. It’s creepy.
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author-rachel-mcclellan-unleashed-6 Unleashed: Young Adult (YA) twist on Jekyll and Hyde[/caption] Unleashed by: Rachel McClellan Genres: Romance, Thriller, Science Fiction 355 pages Release Date: September 9, 2014
Seventeen-year-old Claire Williams’ tough upbringing has taught her how to throw a punch or two to survive, especially when it involves a man’s unwanted attention. But her strength waivers when she visits Bodian Dynamics, a medical research facility, and stumbles upon classified information—someone has stolen a drug that not only changes a person's appearance, but will also unleash a dark and evil alter ego. After an intimidating security guard threatens the lives of her friends if she speaks to anyone about the incident, Claire pretends the drug never existed. That is until she meets Gage, a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to have a conscience and who is hell-bent on making her just like him by unleashing her dark side. But Claire knows a secret—he can only die while in his normal state. And since Gage knows personal information about her, Claire thinks she knows who it is: either her best friend or her recent boyfriend. And once she figures out which boy Gage is hiding behind, she’s going to kill him, even if it breaks her heart.
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My Review:
I loved this YA take on Jekyll and Hyde. It was a dark, moody, and suspenseful ride from beginning to end. As usual, Rachel McClellan's writing style keeps me on the edge of my seat and reading late into the night when I was supposed to be sleeping. 

This story lets you see the darker nature that resides in us all and asks the question of what would happen if that nature was enhanced scientifically. The story is told from two different points of view and those characters were rich in their flaws. I especially loved how the book kept me guessing on who had been Unleashed.

This is a fast paced story that will send chills down your spine and may make you sleep with a light on.

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A burning grew in his chest, and at first Albert thought it was because he had exerted 

himself too much, but when he stopped and the searing heat continued, he knew. He frantically 

looked around. The forest's darkness surrounded him and pushed on him at all sides. There was 

no help in this place, or anywhere for that matter. Gage was coming and there was nothing he 

could do to stop it. 

Albert sunk to the cold ground, a sharp stick pressing against his back. If only it would 

puncture his heart.

"Don't think like that," he heard Gage whisper, but it was his own lips moving. And then 

he slipped away into a terrible black hole.

Gage stood up, smiled into the night, and stretched. His bones popped into place as 

they finished their transformation. "So they think they can get rid of me?" he said to the 

creatures hidden within the forest. He laughed long and hard. The sound was heavy and cold 

and full of such evil that it bathed the forest in poison, silencing even the crickets.


"We’ll see about that," he said and disappeared into the darkness.


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author-rachel-mcclellan-unleashed  Author Rachel Mclellan[/caption]
Rachel McClellan, author of Unleashed and many others, was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…
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