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Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Noree Cosper

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas I give to you:



A Prescription for Delirium

Ninety years ago, Gabriella Di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise. She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession. Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil's plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.

And just for fun, here is the trailer:

And 12 songs to go with the books as you read:

Song #1 "This is Gonna Hurt" by Sixx AM

Song #2 "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
 

Song #3 "Bad Moon Rising" cover by Rasputina


Song #4 "Seven Devils" by Florence and the Machiine


Song # 5 "Fight Like A Girl" by Emilie Autumn



Song #6 "Crazy" by Patsy Cline


Song #7 "Crazy" cover by Kidney Thieves


Song #8 "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas


Song #9 "Shallow Life" by Lacuna Coil


Song #10 "Burn" by the Cure


Song #11 "I Wanna be Sedated" by the Ramones


Song #12 "Our Solemn Hour" by Within Temptation

12 Authors of Christmas: Rebecca Hamilton


On the 11th day of Christmas Rebecca Hamilton gives to you: 


The Forever Girl
"Whatever you do, fight."

Sophia's family has skeletons, but they aren't in their graves.

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council's way. It's a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampire fiction, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
Her Sweetest Downfall
*Her Sweetest Downfall is a short story/novella of 30,000 words. This is not a novel/full-length read, but works as a companion novel to THE FOREVER GIRL, Rebecca Hamilton's bestselling paranormal fantasy debut.*

Ophelia's been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.

When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her worries. She’s destined to don a new mask—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.

What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man she loves.

Set in an alternate Regency England, "Her Sweetest Downfall" is a standalone novella in the "Forever Girl" series, written as a gift to fans of the Forever Girl series.

HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, fantasy, and vampire fiction.
http://www.amazon.com/SWEETEST-DOWNFALL-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B008NAFU9A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1355160444&sr=8-5&keywords=rebecca+hamilton

Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Jen McConnel


On the tenth day of Christmas Jen McConnel gives to you:


The Burning of Isobel Key
When Lou travels to Scotland, she’s a mess. She’s twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself. It doesn’t help that she’s traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not.

At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide. When Brian tells the tourists about the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen. And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.

She sets out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but she isn’t prepared for the knowledge that waits for her. Lou must face her demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Burning-Isobel-Key-ebook/dp/B009DP4WXE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354490460&sr=1-1&keywords=Jen+McConnel

Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: N.R. Wick


On the ninth day of Christmas N.R. Wick gives to you: 


Land of No Angels
The Ascension marked a demon apocalypse that decimated the human race and forced survivors into hiding. Sixteen year old Rebecca Ashford and her younger sister, Errol, have spent the last year hidden in their family's tornado bunker. When the sound of a screaming baby wakes them in the middle of the night, they attempt to save the infant and Errol is poisoned by a demon.

With only a week until the poison consumes her, Rebecca must trust a mysterious survivor named Fox to help her find a cure. Together, they confront demons and other monsters while Rebecca struggles to learn magic that will help them locate the ingredients needed to save her sister.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: A.D. Trosper


On the eighth day of Christmas A.D. Trosper gives to you:


Embers at Galdrilene
*Newly updated, redesigned and professionally edited. Re-released as of 11/17/2012*

“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future”

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.

Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and soon six lives will be changed forever.

The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on an epic and dangerous journey of discovery. They soon learn everything they've been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong.

With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call.

But an evil from the past soon threatens their discovery and new found joy. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more...
http://www.amazon.com/Embers-Galdrilene-Dragons-Call-ebook/dp/B0080R4LPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354490343&sr=1-1&keywords=A.D.+Trosper#_

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: S.M. Boyce


On the seventh day of Christmas S.M. Boyce gives to you: 


Lichgates
The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it, and Kara Magari is its next target.

Kara has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking a hidden trail. Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying things that want the Grimoire's secrets. Everyone in this new world is trying to find her, and most want to control the new-found power the book bestows upon her. Even if Kara does escape, Ourea will only drag her back.

Braeden Drakonin grew up in Ourea, and all he’s ever known of life is lying. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. He has one question to ask the book—one question that can fix everything in his broken world—and he’s not letting Kara out of his sight until he gets an answer.

There’s no going back now.
Treason
Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now.

Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.
http://www.amazon.com/Treason-Grimoire-Trilogy-paranormal-ebook/dp/B009O3D7WM/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1354490060&sr=1-3

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Kayla Curry


On the sixth day of Christmas Kayla Curry gives to you:


Obsidian
Ava Tanner finds herself in a world without satellite technology in a time of GPS, Smart Phones and Tablets. When she discovers that a corporation headed by vampires with a sinister motive is to blame, her world is turned upside-down. After a narrow escape, she learns a mystical secret about herself that could aide her in her fight against the vampires. Unfortunately, the vampires see her either as a valuable asset or a target for destruction.
When the world is on the brink of complete social and technological devastation, one must ask themselves: Would I give up my blood for the modern ideal way of life, or will I wage war with the overlords of chaos?

Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Beck Sherman


On the fifth day of Christmas Beck Sherman gives to you:


Revamp
FOR THREE DAYS, IT WAS DARK.
News reporters scrambled. This was the biggest story to come along in weeks.
They called it a blackout.
The last one was in New York City in 2003, but this one was different, special, because the grids in six major cities across the country had been fried, kaput, see-you-next-Sunday. Everyone with some jurisdiction blamed each other, and when there was no one left to blame, terrorism rode in on its gallant steed.
It was the media’s fault. They were so busy stuffing fanatical Muslims with a penchant for Allah and decapitations down the American citizen’s throat, that they never saw it coming. I guess I shouldn't be too hard on them.
They were partially right.
It was terror after all, but a whole new kind. And when the lights came back on, things had changed.
The dark had brought us visitors.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Riley J. Ford


On the fourth day of Christmas Riley J. Ford gives to you:


Into You
What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there's a catch . . . She can only read people's thoughts when she's kissing them. When a member of the track team is murdered, Winter has an opportunity to use her special ability to find the killer. Trouble is, kissing everyone on the track team isn't such a good idea when you have a new boyfriend. Talk about complications! Should Winter persevere using her secret power to catch the murderer still in their midst, even if it means risking her relationship with her one true love?

INTO YOU is:
  • A teen paranormal romance with a twist
  • A young adult romantic comedy that will tickle your funny bone with its offbeat humor
  • A murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end
  • A YA fantasy book that explores ESP and mind-reading
  • An exploration of social issues that teens face
  • A must-read that has already hit the teen best sellers lists
Disclaimer: Mild profanity and a graphic murder scene. While humorous, this book also explores the underbelly of teen life. May not be suitable for younger teens.
Carpe DiEmily
Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She's played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on. But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life.

From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she's falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough?

Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . . .
  • Carpe DiEmily is a raunchy, fearless comedy in the same vein as the movie Bridesmaids, to which it has been favorably compared. Both female and male readers will enjoy this zany comedic adventure.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Rachel McClellan


On the third day of Christmas Rachel McClellan give to you:


Fractured Light
Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them---until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she's been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.
Fractured Soul
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her newfound friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that's supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Confessions of a Cereal Mother (Available for Pre-order)
In this narrative you'll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:
  • Don't throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.
  • Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.
  • If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it's one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.
  • Never throw up in a cookie sheet.
  • Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It's not a whistle, sweetie.
  • And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world - being a Mom.
http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Cereal-Mother-Stories-Craziness/dp/1462111157/ref=la_B005RFFM9M_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354489448&sr=1-3

Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Wynne Channing



On the second day of Christmas Wynne Channing gives to you:

What Kills Me
An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?Show More Show Less

http://www.amazon.com/What-Kills-Me-ebook/dp/B0089H01VO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354489238&sr=1-1&keywords=Wynne+Channing

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Authors of Christmas: Thomas Winship


On the First day of Christmas, Thomas Winship gives to you:


Vaempires: Revolution
It is the morning of Princess Cassandra's sixteenth birthday. Everyone's attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation's capital to celebrate the momentous event.

Cassandra's boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He's still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires--former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood--have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.

The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons: a new breed of væmpire that is far deadlier than any ever seen before.

What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, and walk through walls?

Vaempires: White Christmas
It's almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America's Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel's family, and the human president and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.

Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie's relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn't know what he should or shouldn't do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises--guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations--but not all of the surprises will be pleasant.

Vamepires: Zombie Rising FREE TODAY 
The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.

Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.

Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.

With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wolf Warriors


I have a short story that came out yesterday called "Love and Honor." In honor of that I'm telling a little story about Odin and his wolves.

It is said that when the world was young Odin (or Woden) traveled the world. He grew lonely and created two wolves to travel with him. They were Geri and Freki. The wolves spread their offspring throughout the world as they traveled. This is why there are wolves all over the world. Odin's ravens Hugin (Thought) and Memory (Munin) also traveled with them and acted as scouts.




Odin, being a god of battle as well as wisdom, advised humans to fight like wolves. He admired the way wolves fought together as a team with strength and cunning. (Tangent: Actually if you want to see a good movie with wolves fighting you should check out "The Grey")

The Úlfhéðnar, or wolf warriors took this to heart. They were a group of berserkers who wore wolf pelts and carried spears, howling to meld the spirits with wolves. To be of the Wolf Clan was a great honor as they were described as Odin's special warriors. I have even heard tales of Odin's children who were part human/part wolf that were known for shifting into wolves during battles. Possibly some of the firsts origins of werewolves.

:Love and Honor" is about a modern pack of Odin's wolf warriors. Be sure to check it out in the "Nocturnal Embers" Anthology.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Demonic Possession


In “A Prescription for Delirium” demonic possession plays a major role in the story. To help shed some light on this I decided to explain in Gabby’s words what she learned of possession.

From the journal of Gabriella Di Luca (Translated into English):

September, 1529
After hearing my story, Padre Ricci has agreed to take responsibility for me. He explained that the woman was not the demon’s actual form. She was a human the demon had possessed. That’s why she looked so different. Demons do not have actual physical forms. So in order to interact with our world they possess people, or sometimes objects.  The padre says that those strong in faith are harder to possess, but it still happens. He claims that I am especially vulnerable now, as I am deep in my sorrow.

March, 1530
Possession is not practice by demons alone. Other spirits, such as ghosts of angels, can take control of a human as well. So, what is possession? An entity can infuse it’s essence into that of physical being and take control. I have never experienced such a thing myself, thank the Lord. I should find someone who has to get their experience.

April 1534
I have finally found a survivor of possession willing to speak. He was a shepherd who noticed something strange going on with his flock. When he investigated it, the demon possessed him. He described the sensation as being aware what was happening but unable to control his body. All the while, the voice of the demon continued to taunt him. It hurt his family with his own hands to torture him. He felt abandoned by the Lord, his prayers for release unanswered. That is until the padre and I arrived. During the exorcism, he felt a warmth and light surrounding his spirit. He claims to have heard a voice whispering to him, not of the demon, but he cannot remember what words it spoke.

October, 1795
I have found a person who willing allows their body to become possessed. This woman is a medium and Voudun priestess in the New World. She claims that giving her body up to the Loa brings her closer to them. The Loa are the spirits or gods of the religion. I remember some Catholic clergy claiming they’d been filled with the Holy Spirit, but they still remained in control. This I can’t understand. Why would you willingly give up control of yourself to anything?

Be sure to catch more from Gabriella in "A Prescription for Delirium" available NOW on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Thiller

Happy Thanksgiving all. Heh, you think this post is going to be about being thankful or something, huh? Nope. This even isn't remotely about Thanksgiving. I'm giving you a blast from my past. My favorite Michael Jackson song and video from childhood. (Which goes to show how screwed in the head I am.) Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan




Blurb:
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Thoughts:
Ok I have to admit I love this cover, especially the clock tower in the background. I'm interested in reading this one. 

Want to know more about Rachel and her books? Check these links out:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cover Reveal: From Where I stand

I’m pleased to be a part of the group to be able to do this. Poetry is not my thing, but Rob’s stuff is good. He’s also an awesome book blogger. He’s already reviewed “A Prescription for Delirium.” This month he will be releasing his own book of poetry.



BLURB:
            From Robert Zimmermann comes From Where I Stand, an emotional debut poetry collection.  Zimmermann explores strained parental relationships, loss of life, and the despair associated with grief.  Alongside these darker themes, he delves into the small areas of life that often go unnoticed but become the hope we are searching for.

Expected release November 2012


            Example’s of Robert’s poetry can be found in the poetry section on his blog. He also has poems published by Albany Poets.


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QUOTES:
           
            
"Rob writes with an incredible sense of observation and feeling made all the more poignant by his struggles. Every verse is genuine and every poem is a journey toward understanding the soul of a poet."Ben Ditmars, author of Night Poems

            “Zimmermann has achieved something rarely seen in modern poetry. Each poem is a personal and detailed story that will strike the heart of the reader with a torrent of emotion.  Zimmermann balances the dark and light beautifully and without a hint of hesitation.”Jessica Fortunato, author of The Sin Collector Trilogy

            "Rob's poetry has a very real tone to it and in some ways creates a tragic yet poetic story."Paulina Ulrich, author of the Flightless Bird Series

            "Honest, heartfelt and moving"Amber Jerome~Norrgard, author of In The Gloaming

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About Robert 
Robert has been writing poetry since the eleventh grade. His writing started as impulsive rambling, but soon became a passion. A few years later he attended SUNY Potsdam where he received a B.A. in Creative Writing.
His main focus is poetry, but at times you can find him dabbling in short fiction. Robert has also created the blog A Life Among The Pages, where he posts his writing as well as book reviews.
When he’s not reading or writing, Robert enjoys spending time with his dog, Deuc. Deuc ran out of the woods in August 2011 and they have been inseparable ever since.


LINKS:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Insanity

Well, not really insanity. I've decided to join the NaNoWriMo crowd that is sweeping through the writing community this month. In case you don't know, that mean National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a novel in 30 days. Actually to get at least 50,000 words in one month.

Since I spent a while getting the outline finished for the second book in the Van Helsing series, I thought this would be a great time to get a bulk of this written. So, on November 1st, I decided to participate. I can probably blame some of this on lack of sleep that day, but I'm going to try and see it through.  Wish me luck

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Treason Released


Exciting news! Today, Treason (Grimoire Trilogy #2) releases. Treason, the sequel to Lichgates, is part of the Grimoire Trilogy by S. M. Boyce. The series is a paranormal fantasy with a bit of romance and a lot of action, all of which takes place in Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying things. Check out Lichgates today and get hooked on this trilogy.
Boyce is also starting a blog tour today. She’s kicking it off with a day-long tweetchat party, so head over there if you want some freebies and want to meet the author. You can also check out her blog tour calendar to join in the fun (it lasts until Dec 31—can you believe that?), as well as the grand prize giveaway. You can enter the giveaway daily, so make sure you bookmark it to get extra entries.
Here’s a bit more about Boyce and her series. Enjoy!



Lichgates

Grimoire Trilogy #1

The Grimoire turns its own pages and can answer any question asked of it...and Kara Magari is its next target.
Kara has no idea what she's getting herself into when she stumbles across the old book while hiking along a hidden trail. Once she opens it, she's thrown into Ourea: a beautiful world full of terrifying beings that all want the Grimoire's secrets. Everyone in this new world is trying to find her, but most just want to control the new-found power the Grimoire bestows upon her.
Braeden Drakonin grew up in Ourea, and all he’s ever known in life is lying. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. He has one question to ask the book—one question that can fix everything in his broken world—and he’s not letting Kara out of his sight until he gets an answer.
There’s no escaping Ourea.

Grab Your Copy:

Amazon: USA UK Germany |  France Spain | Italy

Bonus Features


The Grimoire Store




Treason

Grimoire Trilogy #2

Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now.
Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.
Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.
To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.

Grab Your Copy:

Amazon: USA | UK | Germany |  France | Spain | Italy

Bonus Features


The Grimoire Store


About S. M. Boyce


Boyce writes fantasy and paranormal fiction with a splash of humor. She’s a sarcastic twit, but she still has friends because some people seem to like that. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries. Feel free to connect with her online or check out more about writing on her blog.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Release: Vaempires: Zombie Rising


Here's another Halloween read for you. Just released on Monday! I looking forward to reading this one because I want to see how zombies are introduced to this series. I'd earlier revealed this awesome cover, now I get the privilege to give you a taste of the story.


Blurb

The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.
Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.
Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.
With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe. 

Excerpt

Ray battled a bruiser whose arms sported a multitude of colorful tattoos, as Linq squared off against the sandy-haired businessman, whose neck perforations had long since healed.
They circled each other, seeking an opening. Linq waved his claws. “Are you sure you want to test your luck again?”
The businessman scowled. “You and your friend might’ve taken down the lot of us, but it’s nothing compared to how many of you we put down.” He spit on the ground at Linq’s feet. “Or how many more we’ll put down.”
The væmpire’s words struck home. Images and feelings crowded at the edge of Linq’s perceptions, a tsunami of them—all of them related to the horrific events of the last twenty-four hours, all of them clamoring and vying for attention. He held them at bay, because distraction meant death, but their intrusion caused his body to relax and his claws to retract.
Sensing an opening, the væmpire attacked, coming straight at Linq in a full-frontal assault.
Standing his ground, Linq swept the væmpire’s claws to the side with his left hand. With his right, he clubbed the vaempire on the side of the head, a thunderous shot that drove the businessman back three steps.
Linq moved in to follow it up with a decisive blow, his senses already searching for new threats. Claws stained black from spilling so much blood extended on impulse and flashed toward the væmpire’s neck.
They slashed nothing but air as the sandy-haired man dropped into a forward roll.
Linq let him roll by, and turned with a sigh. It was almost too easy. The man had obviously received no instruction in hand-to-hand fighting, or else he’d know that you never turn your back on an opponent.
The væmpire came out of his roll and jumped to his feet. He realized his mistake—he had rolled past Linq, but was facing the wrong direction—in time to flinch as Linq’s claws separated his head from his neck.
Crimson blood spurted as the body and head fell in opposite directions. Hot væmpire blood that smelled like rancid meat hit the sidewalk in uneven splatters, reminding Linq of a drunken man urinating in a back alley.
Then two things happened at once: he sensed a væmpire—yet another new arrival—drop in, while Ray yelled, “Watch out!”
Before he could react, Linq was grabbed from behind. Strong arms encircled him—hot, sweaty væmpire arms that felt like steel pincers. Linq’s own arms were pinned to his sides as his adversary squeezed him like a vise.
The pressure was tremendous and Linq panicked, throwing his head back in an attempt to crush the væmpire’s nose. He knew it was a mistake as he did it, but his reaction was quicker than his thoughts.
The væmpire dodged the blow, and then did the unthinkable: his head flashed forward and he sunk his fangs into Linq’s exposed neck.
Every cell in Linq’s body erupted in unmitigated pain. Nothing in his training, nothing in his imagination—in his nightmares, perhaps, but not his imagination—nothing in his experience or education had prepared him for such pain.
His eyes rolled back in his head and his jaw snapped shut, his fangs slicing deep into his tongue. He didn’t even notice.
Then the væmpire drank.


About the Author


Thomas Winship lives in New York. He holds an MBA in Management from St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he serves as MBA Director and adjunct professor of courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. He also spent fifteen years working for a global pharmaceutical company, specializing in organizational development, talent management, and training.
Tom writes in his spare time. His first novel, Temporary Insanity, was a 2008 finalist in a national contest but failed to garner industry attention. Væmpires: Revolution, his second novel (first in the Væmpires series) was published in October and Væmpires: White Christmas followed in December.
He is an avid collector of books, comic books, music, and movies. His interests are diverse: on any given day, Tom is likely to be found watching a horror movie, attending a hard rock concert, or enjoying a Broadway show.   
He is currently working on the next installment of the Væmpires series, which is scheduled for a 2013 release.
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