Friday, October 25, 2013

Today is the day that the second book in the Kiya Trilogy releases; Kiya: Mother of a King.
You can find book one, Kiya: Hope of a Pharaoh HERE
To celebrate, Katie has opened up the comments on her blog for you to ask what you want to know about the series. And yes, book 3 is written and contracted so you will be seeing the final installment before you know it.
So, here is the details for Kiya book 2:

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Nefertiti has forced Naomi to flee Amarna with Malachi and the three children. But even under the protection of Naomi’s family in Thebes, Nefertiti still hunts her and Tut. Nefertiti sends assassins to kill them, and while Naomi fights to protect the children, Malachi fights to keep her safe.

With three children in tow, one of which isn’t her own, she is labeled the harlot outcast wife of the pharaoh and is shunned. She isn’t safe among her own people, and flees from being stoned to death. Although her family protects her, she must find a way to survive.

While Naomi struggles to keep herself and Tut alive, old adversaries return as Smenkhkare takes advantage of Akhenaten’s ailing health. Naomi must rely on Horemheb’s promise to protect Tut’s birthright, but her feelings for Malachi could cause more problems with Horemheb than she expects.

CQ is also hosting a giveaway for Kiya: Mother of a King on Goodreads! So jump in!

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KIYA by Katie Hamstead


by Katie Hamstead

Giveaway ends November 20, 2013.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm excited to bring you the cover re-reveal for author Christie Rich and her Young Adult series, Elemental Enmity! These books are all released and available for sale, so be sure to pick up a copy today, especially since Five, the first book, is available for FREE!

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About the Elemental Enmity Series:
Rayla Tate is an ordinary girl who wants a bit of freedom from her controlling aunt. When she leaves her hometown, the one place that could have protected her from the fae, to pursue her dreams in the art world, she discovers a new life full of adventure, just not what she expected.

When the world of the fae comes chasing after her, Rayla must learn what her role is in the age old battle for dominance between human and fae. The two worlds collide, bringing her step by step closer to her true destiny and the foe of a lifetime.

True evil rests in the shadows and will do anything to steal Rayla’s power. She must fight for her freedom and those she loves, both fae and human. Will Rayla overcome the odds and free a people enslaved by darkness, or will she find her world plunged into an unimaginable abyss of destruction?

Elemental Enmity is a story about free will, power, love, lust, overcoming inner and outer demons, and the ultimate battle of good versus evil that exists inside each of us. True power comes from within, a lesson, like all of us, Rayla must learn.

Join Rayla on a journey of a lifetime and discover what it means to be truly in love. Five, Elemental Enmity, Book One is FREE on all major e-retailers. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and enjoy a read on me!

About the author:

I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Cleo’s first day at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Academy, things get pretty weird pretty fast. After being confronted by a strangely hostile boy, she meets two girls and instantly bonds with them. Before long danger threatens the entire student body, in the form of a soul eating possessor fae. When her brother is savagely beaten and left in a coma, the girls decide to use their fae powers to become superheroes and stop the possessions.

They quickly learn things are a lot more complicated than they had ever imagined. A government plot that had begun when they were infants endangers them all, and a demented former soldier bent on revenge is after them. The line between friend and foe has become so blurry, Cleo has no idea who she can trust. Will their superhero plot help them save the day, or just get them killed?

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About the Author:

Elizabeth has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her need for Dr. Pepper. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, one-year-old son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

On November 19, 2013 - everywhere online books are sold -
The Devil's Flower
The Eternal Beings: Book One
 In a town called Nowhere, Angels and Demons battle for salvation. Who will win? And what will be the cost?
Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.
Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with—but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.
But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love—along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.
Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?
The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.

 November 19, 2013
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Saturday, October 12, 2013


About the Author: A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, three dogs, and demonic cat. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world some day. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart

It is my pleasure to put A. K. Morgen, Author of FADE and her latest in the Ragnarök Prophecy series FALL, in the interview spotlight. Now let’s pick her creative brains and see what we can dig up, shall we?

      1. Can you sum up in a line or two what the Ragnarok Prophesies series is about? Does the story touch on Norse Mythology?

"The Ragnarök Prophesies series is about learning to trust yourself and letting go. Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews have been sent by Odin to guard against the apocalypse time and again, but their abilities have weakened while their enemies only grow stronger. Time is running out. Ragnarök is coming. And Arionna and Dace don’t even know where to begin fulfilling their destiny. How do you save the world when you can't even save yourself? Norse mythology plays a big role in the series, with many characters and myths from the Norse tales making an appearance"

2.      2. What inspired this series?

"The series was inspired partly by mythology, partly by wolves, and partly by my own desire to put these characters in a modern world and see how they deal. I love mythology, but the Norse myths are so complex, they tend to be overlooked by a lot of mythology fans. I thought this series would be a fun way to introduce some of my favorite characters in a way that makes them a little more relatable and real. We might not be able to identify with saving the world, but I think we can all identify with the lessons Ari and Dace learn along the way"

3.      3. My favorite question to ask: who would play your main characters in a movie?

"You know, I asked my readers the same question the other day, and they had a lot of interesting answers for me. Personally speaking, I think Troian Bellasario would make a great Ari. She's feisty, and could definitely stand up to Dace."

4.      4. Are some of the experiences in this series based in some parts of your own life? Do your characters own any of your traits?

"I started writing FADE after my grandfather passed away, so I was really able to identify with Ari in that regard. She loses her mom immediately before the series starts, and has to learn to live again when her heart is mangled. That was a lesson my family had to learn, and it can be pretty brutal. Beyond that, I think Ari shares my stubborn streak. When I want something badly enough, I don't stop until I get it. She's the same way, though she's probably a little less of a pain in the butt than I am. I drove my parents crazy as a kid, I really did."

         5. Was there a lot of research involved in writing this series?

"Oh, definitely. I researched Norse mythology, wolf behavior, apocalypse myths, folklore, fairy tales… so many different things have gone into the series, I've spent a lot of time buried in research. I'm a total nerd for saying this, but researching is probably one of my favorite things to do, so it’s not been a hardship or anything. :)"

Now let’s find out more about Ayden

1. How long have you been writing?
"I started writing in the first grade, when I realized that actual people wrote the books I loved. I published my first book locally when I was twelve, and just haven't stopped writing since." 

2. What first inspired you to write?
"I wanted an elephant as a kid, but my mom wouldn’t let me have one, so I wrote myself an elephant. I felt incredibly defiant. It was nice. As I've grown older, the things that inspire me to write have changed, but there's always been that hint of defiance, I think. I mean, I mix Norse mythology with concepts of Christianity. I write about real Mexican drug cartels, abuse… Anything that people maybe think shouldn't be done because of the sensitive nature of the content, I like to find a way to do that's respectful but realistic. People don't grow if their preconceived ideas aren't challenged at least once in a while, right?"

3. What was your favorite book growing up?
"I loved the Wizard of Oz series. It's still one of my favorites. I also loved reading the classics, Prince and the Pauper, a Connecticut Yankee, the Iliad… I think I was born a nerd. :) One of my favorite kid books was Goblins in the Castle. It was such a fun story!"

4. Besides your own, what is your favorite book right now?
"I love Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush series. I'm also a huge fan of Sempre by J.M. Darhower. That story absolutely wrecks me, but I can't stop reading it! I'm really excited to dive into EVADE by Jessa Russo, the second book in the EVER trilogy."

5. Can you give a tip or advice to new writers?
"There will always be plenty of people out there to tell you that you can't do it, or that you shouldn't do it. Ignore those people and write anyway. Even if you only ever write for you, don't let anyone else tell you what you can or can't do.  They're wrong."

              Just for fun.

1. This question was recently inspired by a Halloween interview I just did. If you had to play the lead role in a horror flick/book, which one would it be?
"Oh my gosh, can I say none of them?! I can't even watch horror movies without having nightmares. No way do I want to actually be in one! If I absolutely have to choose, I'm going with Hocus Pocus. That one stopped being scary to me a long time ago."

2. If you had to play the lead in a romance movie, which one would it be?
"Tristan and Isolde. I think that is one of the most romantic, tragic stories ever told."

3. Has music inspired any part of FADE/FALL? If so, which songs?
"Oh, yes! I'm a big music fan, so I always have something playing when I write. Certain songs can help you focus on a concept or feeling so well, I think. One of the songs I think fits the entire series is Tears of an Angel by Ryandan. It's such a beautiful song."

4. What do you like to do besides write?
"I love to volunteer with organizations whose causes speak to me. I also love to hike, watch ridiculous movies with the husband, and teach my nieces and nephews things their mothers often want to throttle me for teaching them. I mean, for two years my nephew thought Mommy was spelled L-O-S-E-R. Do you have any idea how much fun I had with that?! Oh man, my sister wanted to kill me. It was awesome.  I also love to swim, dance, read, spoil my animals, and cause mischief with my partners-in-crime. I love having fun. :) Job wise, I work in the social work field. I help transition people from nursing homes back into the community when that's a viable option. It's such a rewarding career. I also work part time as a volunteer coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House here. It's such an amazing organization."

5. Do you have other writing projects up your sleeve?
"I do. Aside from the Ragnarök Prophesies series, I'm working my way through a series based on the War Scroll, which is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls. There's a lethal virus, fallen angels, demons, and the possibility of the Christian apocalypse involved in that one.

I'm also editing my way through a crime trilogy about a ballerina and an undercover DEA Agent forced to team up to stop a dangerous new drug being manufactured by a crime family in Seattle. It's definitely an adult series though. It's pretty risqué."

How do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

Those called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren't strong enough to stop it.

Arionna thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he always feared.

It's up to Arionna to stop him before it's too late, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward self destruction. This time, Arionna isn't sure she can save him from himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the people she loves?

FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  FADE – The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book One is available now at Amazon US, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Semester Aboard, the first book in the YA urban fantasy series More than Magic series has a brand new cover! If you haven't read Semester Aboard yet, here's a quick summary and a little peek for you!

College student Jen Maddox is a few days into her summer study abroad program and has loved every moment. She just left Mexico and is back on her cruise ship campus, ready to sail to Panama. Everyone tells her that the experience will change her life, but none of them realize just how right they really are.
One night Jen goes out on deck and encounters five other students. She knows Charlie from one of her classes and he's a funny, friendly, regular guy. Picture-perfect Dani and his gorgeous wife Mariana live right down the hall from Jen. And she has seen TS, who's built like a truck, around the ship and recognizes the cute, but quiet Thomas as well.
Then Jen sees something that isn't humanly possible. Jen would have thought that it was all a dream, if not for the fact that Charlie, Dani, Mariana, TS, and Thomas are making every effort to cover it up. Suddenly, the five of them are everything but normal and Jen is determined to figure out what they're hiding.
When she does, her life really does change. Jen expected to spend her summer studying the cultures of Latin America, she never dreamed she'd learn about a magical culture instead.
But Jen's childhood fantasy come true is about to turn into a nightmare; there's something on the ship. Something dangerous. Suddenly, everyone on board is threatened by a creature that Jen never even believed existed. Jen and her new friends might be the only people who can stop it! Now Jen has to learn everything she can about her new world before it kills her. And her friends. And maybe everyone on the entire ship!

The More than Magic series is written by Elizabeth Kirke.

Sneak Peek:   It started raining early in the afternoon and was a bad storm by the time I went to bed.  I woke up in the middle of the night and stumbled over to our bathroom, feeling awful.  A bit of quality time bent over the toilet didn’t help at all and I decided to try for some fresh air.  I pulled a sweater on over my pajamas, hung my ID card strap around my neck, and slipped out of the room.  I made my way down the corridor to the door that led outside.  For the first time since getting on the ship I had to keep one hand on the railing.  The halls were well lit, even though it was the middle of the night, and it was almost disconcerting to step outside into the darkness.  But the moment the cool, damp wind hit my face I felt better.  I hadn’t been seasick since our first night, but sometimes I felt nauseous if I stayed in our room too long.  Being out on the deck always helped.
    I had assumed that I’d be the only one crazy enough to go out in the rain in the middle of the night, but to my surprise I wasn’t.  There were people on the other side of the deck.  It was too dark to see them well, but the lights from the deck above us illuminated them a little.  One of them was Charlie.  He was standing under the overhang where Deck Five extended out above Deck Four.  He was just wearing a t-shirt and jeans and I shivered in sympathy.  A guy I recognized, not surprising since we all lived on a ship, was sitting on the bottom steps of the outdoor stairway that led to Deck Five.  He was probably a football player back home or something.  He had shaggy, dark brown hair and a fairly large nose.  I’d heard a few girls giggling about him, but I didn’t think he was that good looking.  I wasn’t sure what his name was.  Another guy was sitting in a chair, probably pilfered from Deck Five, with his back to me and his feet up on the rails.  Mariana was near him, wearing only a bikini top and a short skirt.  I couldn't believe she wasn't cold.
    "I didn’t scream!" she said.
    "You totally did!  You freaked out!" Dani laughed.
    It had been too dark to notice Dani until he spoke.  My jaw dropped in shock.  Dani was sitting on the railing of the ship.  Messing around on the rails was one of the first things they’d told us not to do when we got on board.  Even sitting on them in the middle of a calm day was suicidal at best.  But to sit there in the middle of a stormy night was nothing short of a death wish.
    "I was not!" Mariana cried.
    "You were all like, 'Oh, Danio, save me Danio!'"
    "Well, I...I-don’t be such a jerk!"
    As Mariana spoke she spun to face Dani and shoved him hard.  Dani’s laugh turned into a yell of surprise and he tumbled backward off of the railing!  I gasped in horror.  Every second now was critical.  If someone went overboard we were supposed to immediately throw them a life preserver and then run and tell a crew member.  But not a single one of them did anything!  The one in the chair uncrossed his legs and recrossed them with a different one on top.  The guy on the stairs threw back his head and laughed!  Charlie quickly stuck his head over the railing and then pulled back and shivered.  It was as if Dani hadn't gone overboard at all.
    "Oh my god!" I gasped.  They must have been in shock.  That was the only reason they weren't rushing to save Dani.  I ran across the deck, at the very least, I could throw the life preserver in and hope he was still alive to use it.
    They all jerked around to look at me.  They acted more surprised to see me than they were about Dani falling overboard.  Mariana gasped and backed against the rail.  Charlie stepped to the edge of the overhang and Football Guy jumped off of the stairs to his feet.  The guy in the chair was on his feet in an instant.  I hardly even saw him move; one second he was sitting and the next he was up.  He stepped in front of the others, almost protectively.
    "That's Jennifer."  Charlie spoke softly like he didn't want me to hear, but the wind carried his words right to me.  "She's in one of my classes."
    The guy in front smiled.  "You're up late."
    They were acting like nothing had happened!  This was insane!
    "What's the matter with you?" I cried.  "We have to do something!"
    "Do something?"  He almost looked genuinely confused.  "About what?"
    "She just..." I gestured to Mariana.  "She just pushed Dani overboard!"
    He had the audacity to laugh.  "It's raining, you know.  And dark.  You're mistaken."
Hungry for more? Find the first four chapters on Elizabeth's blog... And now, what you came for, the new cover!
In addition to the new cover, courtesy of the amazing Strong Image Editing, a bonus chapter, from a different POV as been added to Semester Aboard, along with a glossary! It has also been edited one more time, just for good measure! It's available from Amazon and Smashwords! a Rafflecopter giveaway
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