Thursday, 22 March 2018

Long Live Dead Reckless by Safari Spell

Title: Long Live Dead Reckless
Series: Long Live Dead Reckless #1
Author: Safari Spell
Publication date: July 19th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Talor Gardin may be a princess, but her life is no fairy tale.

A year ago, her mother died and her father burned down their house. Now with a father in and out of a mental ward, she’s working a minimum wage job to finish her last semester of college. To make matters worse, she gets itchy every time a guy makes a move on her. The itch could be anything, really: a desire to escape her haunted hometown, a financial windfall, the name of some vampire…or all the above. Whatever the reason, she thinks the answers are written in the freckle constellations of her cute new coworker, Sage Talis.

Sage is the quiet, polite type with plenty of secrets – like fangs and a price on his head – and Talor can’t figure out what makes him so irresistible until she hears him sing. But when cryptic letters appear on her wrist, Talor is thrust into a world where fantastic creatures lurk just below the skin, strangers keep calling her a princess, and everything she’s been through is nothing compared to what’s coming.

Guest Post by Safari Spell:

The Best And Worst Things About Being A Writer

To me, the best thing about writing is being able to disappear in your own imagination. Here there be magic, my friends! There are few things as wonderful as getting lost in a really good book, and if we do our job as writers, that’s what happens to us when we write, too! If we aren’t absolutely obsessed with our characters, we aren’t going to incite anyone else to be, either. I think the possibilities are what make being a writer bearable. Not only can we write about anything we imagine, but we never know what influence our vision will have on a total stranger.

Most of us know we’ll never be a bestseller or even make a living wage from our novels, but that doesn’t stop us from sealing a bit of our souls inside a book that might never be read. Creating is what we do, even if no one ever reads a single word we write. And though it costs a good bit of our sanity and a whole lot of coffee, it’s just worth it.

The worst thing about being a writer is literally everything else - editing, revising, bad reviews, and rejection. You’ll want to write something you don’t feel qualified to. You’re always going to be aware of your limits and they’ll frustrate you. Editing is tedious work and you still end up with typos (every.single.time.). Your success can be dependent on a dozen things you can’t control, like moody publishing trends and whether or not you have a marketing budget.

Bad reviews will burn because your heart is made of paper by the time you expose it to the world. Agents will reject your work and never say why. Those closest to you might not be supportive of your writing. Being a writer is painful and tough, and getting better at it is a long process.

While it may seem like the negatives far outweigh the positives of writing, never underestimate the power of a single devoted fan. Authors benefit a lot from reader reviews, and you’ll never know how much we appreciate them. There have been several times I was so discouraged I nearly deleted everything I’ve ever written. I hardly have a substantial fan base, but right about then a glowing review would pop up or a sweet fan letter would nestle in my inbox. Kindness is powerful stuff, and you don’t even have to be a writer to wield it.

See? Magic.

Author Bio:

Safari Spell is a native of Albany, Georgia. She has a BA in Journalism from Valdosta State University. She currently lives in North Georgia with her husband, hilarious daughter, and a backyard jungle harboring all the dinosaurs everyone thinks are extinct. Her dreams include chasing autumn around the globe, owning a wallaby, and riding a camel for at least nine seconds.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tarragon: Dragon Bane By Karlie Lucas

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

The Revenants are coming. Only recently woken from their centuries' long slumber, the dragons are unprepared to face them. But when a legend is uncovered, revealing the existence of a lost tribe of mages, hope flickers to life. The race is on as Tyler Durand and Anwen Kaida rush to find this missing tribe while the others prepare for their last stand. But time and numbers are against them, and Anwen fears that even if they find the lost mages, it will be too late.

~ B&N ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords ~


Anwen felt her heart palpitate painfully. It squeezed the breath from her lungs as fire coursed through her veins. She gasped out loud as pain similar to her soul scars flared with white-hot agony. But instead of centering on her limbs, the pain hit her side and chest. “No,” she exclaimed as she doubled over, realizing what it meant. “Tyler!” she screamed. The crystal sword fell from her hand, leaving her unarmed.
An image came to her mind as she lay on the ground, her whole body trembling. She could see Tyler wreathing on the ground like an agitated snake. Dark steam issued from a gaping wound across his side and middle. The wound frothed like an angry tide.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Tainted Rose by Yumoyori Wilson

Title: Tainted Rose
Series: Starlight Gods #2
Author: Yumoyori Wilson
Publication date: November 10th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

I failed…

My name is Ryder Carter, future heir of Realm Five, Minato.

I was destined to do great things, to walk alongside my fellow star knights, as we desperately searched for the woman who would lead our galaxy to salvation.

My spirit and I had failed her once, unable to prevent the chain of events and challenges she’d faced for sixteen cycles. Then, we finally found her – alive.

Within two rotations, she’d blossomed into a beautiful rose – such delicate petals, filled with purity and life. My mission was to guide her home, to where she truly belonged, as our Princess and saviour from the approaching darkness. She was more than just our Princess; I loved her with all my heart.

But…I failed. My once perfect rose, damaged by my failures. Would she ever forgive me, her star knight who’d sworn to protect her? Will I ever get the chance to tell her how much she means to me…to us?

Only the Starlight gods can tell. Please…bring my Firefly home.

~In Stars We Trust~

Tainted Rose is Book Two in the new, paranormal reverse harem series.
Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.

Author Bio:

Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.

Guest Post by Yumoyori Wilson:

The art of writing a book blurb

That’s rather difficult for me. To me it's not an “art” or a type of craft. I don’t struggle with blurbs and only write them when I “feel” I have to write them. When it's more of an urge to write a blurb for a story that suddenly pops in my head, I can spend max 30 mins and have a perfect blurb ready for a quick proof read and set for the book. I think it's when I force myself to write one, is when it feels like a pain and that’s when I’m spending unnecessary time trying to write one.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Galatine’s Curse by T.J. Green

Title: Galatine’s Curse
Series: Tom’s Arthurian Legacy, #3
Author: T.J. Green
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

An ancient sword. A dark secret. A new enemy.

In the third book in the series, Tom has established a new life in the Otherworld, a life he loves. He lives with Arthur in New Camelot, and Arthur is hosting a tournament. Eager to test his sword-fighting skills, Tom’s competing. But while the games are being played, his friends are attacked and everything he loves is threatened. Tom has to find the intruder before anyone else gets hurt.

Tom’s sword, Galatine, seems to be the focus of these attacks. Their investigations uncover Galatine’s dark history and a terrible betrayal that a family has kept secret for generations. But this secret now puts others at risk, including Tom, and he realises that he could lose everything unless he can solve the mystery of his sword’s past.

Galatine’s Curse is the third book in the YA Arthurian fantasy series, Tom’s Arthurian Legacy. If you enjoy magic and mystery, a strong group of characters and Arthurian fantasy, then you’ll love this action-filled adventure.

Buy Galatine’s Curse for your thrilling new fantasy adventure today!


      Deep in the tangled centre of Inglewood, Tom eased his horse to a stop. In the silence that followed he listened for movement – the crack of a branch, the rustle of leaves, the skitter of footfall. Thick mist oozed around him, muffling sight and sound, and he admitted to himself he’d lost the hunt.
      And now something was following him.
      Tom heard the low throaty growl of the wolf moments before it leapt at him. He pulled Galatine free of its scabbard and lashed out, knowing he had only seconds before the wolf ripped his throat out. He felt its hot breath and thick matted fur, saw a flash of its wild yellow eyes, before feeling the sword cut deep into its side. It fell back into the trees, yelping.
      Midnight bolted, and Tom grabbed the reins and held on, trying to calm her down. As they pounded through the wood, a branch whipped across his chest, knocking him to the ground. Midnight disappeared into the mist. Winded, Tom lay on the damp forest floor, wincing as he felt his ribs aching. He hoped Midnight hadn’t gone far. Enisled was a long walk away.
      He rolled to his feet and immediately froze as he again heard the low cunning rumble of the wolf, followed by a spine-tingling howl, repeated again and again as the pack arrived.
      He was surrounded.

Author Bio:

T J Green was born in England, but moved to New Zealand 10 years ago. She currently lives near Wellington with her partner and her cats Sacha and Leia. When not writing she does lots of reading, gardening and yoga.

In a previous life she's been a singer in a band, and has done some acting with a theatre company - both of which were lots of fun. On occasions she and a few friends make short films, which begs the question, where are the book trailers? Thinking on it ...

Tom's Inheritance is TJ Green's first book in the series Tom’s Arthurian Legacy, the sequel Twice Born was released in February 2017. Galatine’s Curse, book 3, will be released in March 2018. She is also working on a few short stories which further expand the world of Tom in the Other.

Her new project is an urban fantasy series about witches.

Guest Post by T.J. Green:

Galatine’s Curse and Craft Beer!

OK, bear with me. This sounds odd, and it is a bit, but this is about how your life filters through your psyche and into your writing.

I live in the Hutt Valley, just outside Wellington, New Zealand, and in case you didn’t know, Wellington is the centre of craft beer in NZ. There are several craft beers breweries, some small and some large! In the Hutt there are three very successful craft beer breweries, Panhead, Kereru and Boneface, and in Wellington there are approximately eight breweries - Garage Project, Tuatara, Parrot Dog, Fortune Favours, Whistling Sisters, Fork and Brewer, Black Dog, and some I’ve missed - sorry. And there are also many craft beer pubs! And I like beer, which is fortunate.

So the beers range from the startlingly hoppy to the not-so-hoppy, malty, fruity, double IPAs, red IPAs, stouts and porters, and then sour beers. And I’m sure many others. So it’s no wonder a few beers have ended up in Galatine’s Curse.

It wasn’t until my mother said something about, “What is it with all these beers?” that I even realised they’d crept in. And one of our favourite haunts and craft beer bars - Hashigo Zake - has become the Smuggler’s Retreat. However, there is nothing dodgy about HZ or its clientele, although the bar is downstairs below street level.

So what beers are in Galatine’s Curse? Arthur’s favourite is the Red Earth Thunder Ale - clearly a red IPA, a bit malty, a bit hoppy. He has a stash at New Camelot.

Tom’s Cervini friends are sipping Dryad’s Pride at the tournament - a porter, very dark with a strong taste - enough to “put hairs on your chest,” as Rek says.

When Tom and co. are in Dragon’s Hollow they end up in the Smuggler’s Retreat, and are overwhelmed with the range of beers on display. Tom ends up sampling Nymph’s Nectar, a pale ale.

Pubs feature strongly too - I’m English. There’s the Quarter Way House in Twice Born, where Red Earth Thunder Ale first appeared - see, it was already creeping in there. The Dragon’s Tale is also in Dragon’s Hollow, but I don’t mention another beer. What a missed opportunity!

So now I know I’m doing it, I’m on a mission to name more pubs and beers. Tom 4 will be fun!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Cold Flood by R. J. Corgan

Title: Cold Flood
Author: R. J. Corgan
Genre: mystery/thriller

For geologist Kea Wright, when a volcano erupts under an ice cap, it isn't just a good time, it's a living. Camped at the base of an icecap in southeast Iceland, Kea and her team are investigating landforms created by catastrophic floods. With only days left in the field season, bad weather on the way, and the volcano due to erupt at any time, the team is struck by a tragedy that threatens to shut down the entire project.

As the team rushes to complete their work, the expedition continues to be plagued by setbacks, leading Kea to wonder if the initial tragedy was an accident after all. During her reluctant - and inept - attempts to investigate, Kea inadvertently stumbles upon a secret. One so valuable, someone is willing to kill to keep it hidden.

Author Bio:

Raised by librarians, RJ has a PhD in Geology, and has worked on volcanoes and glaciers across the globe. Cold Flood is his debut novel, mixing genres of actual scientific expeditions and thrillers.

The adventures of Kea Wright will continue in the forthcoming novels Meerkat Murders and Mammoth Drop in 2019.

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Immortal Reckoning by Tara Fox Hall

Title: Immortal Reckoning
Author: Tara Fox Hall
Series: Promise Me Series # 18 (Origin Story)
Genre: Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Through the love and loss of the ages, immortality brings only one certainty: vengeance.

Disinherited and poverty stricken, bastard Danial clutches at the slim chance to earn a living as a guard, until a night attack leaves both him and his half-brother Devlin vampires. After finding true love with the aristocrat Lacey, Danial comes to the attention of James, the devious Vampire Lord of France. Enslaved by James, his love murdered, Danial plots to escape, his complex plan of years finally succeeding only to result in all of Europe’s demonic forces on the hunt for him.

After a reunion and subsequent falling out with Devlin, Danial travels to the new world of America in pursuit of a new life. Settling in the west, Danial forms alliances with native vampire Valerian and the witch Cheyenne to survive a game of cat and mouse with Devlin and protect his new love Kathryn amid his rapidly changing world. Triumphant yet nursing a broken heart, an undeterred Danial protects his friends and thwarts his enemies, determined to find a life of peace…until unexpected news comes of James’s presence, the one man on whom Danial has waited centuries to get revenge.


      I don’t remember much of what Devlin said to me that night he came to the monastery, I had been too long without human blood. But I did hear that he had found a human woman, Anna, and that he truly loved her, enough to have made her his Oathed One. I drank from one of the dying brothers that night, in order to ready myself to leave.
      You might think I left the monastery with Devlin in order to seduce Anna, by way of exacting revenge on him. You’d be correct. James wasn’t the only immortal with whom I had a score to settle. I walked down that road to meet Devlin and his demon, Rip, hell bent on making my brother suffer all I could. But the feeling lessened quickly, along with my resolve.

Be sure to catch the other books in the Promise Me Series series.

In the Promise Me series, Sarelle, a mortal woman, encounters a wounded (and sexy and handsome) vampire, Danial. Without knowing who he really is (a murderer for hire, for one), Sarelle begins a romantic relationship with him a little too fast. Interestingly, Sarelle also finds herself attracted to Danial's best friend, the werecougar, Theo. What will happen to Sarelle's relationship with Danial? Where does Theo fit in? Amidst new obstacles and relationship problems, Sarelle has to decide where her future lies.

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Author Bio:

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series.

Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on

Guest Post by Tara Fox Hall:

Donating Dignity

      I was asked to do a blog on 10 things I regretted doing, or not doing. As I don’t have even five of either, I opted instead to submit a post on something I do that I’m proud of: donating my hair.
      Children With Hair Loss and other charities take donated hair and make wigs that are then given to those who have lost their own tresses to medical issues. I personally have donated my hair three times now, and intend to keep doing so, as this is a cause I believe in. It’s not difficult to do, if you have a supply of hair ties, barrettes, or headbands to keep lengthening tresses out of the way while they reach the required length. Probably the most difficult part of the donation process is the one that takes the least amount of time: adjusting to the loss of 10”-12” of hair. I confess after donation I still reach for mine at the small of my back, then panic slightly when there is nothing there to touch!
      Here are several sites to visit, if you are interested in hair donation (others also exist online). Even if your hair is highlighted or colored, as mine is, there are still places that will take it; it just may be sold for cash to help finance the wigmaking, instead of being used for actual wigs. Bear in mind that almost all places below want at least 8” ponytails, 12” and longer being preferred!

      ⬙  Children With Hair Loss:

          (will take ANY hair in good condition, processed and grey included)

      ⬙  Chai Lifeline:

          (will take any hair in good condition, but it must be 14” minimum)

      ⬙  Locks of Love:

          (no processed hair)

      ⬙  Wigs 4 Kids:

          (no processed or grey hair)

      ⬙  Wigs for Kids:

          (will take grey hair but no processed hair)

      ⬙  Pantene Beautiful Lengths:
          click on link, then see Donation Form for rules.

          (no processed hair or grey hair)

Don’t feel comfortable losing so much lock length all at once? Bald yourself, but have a pet? Like to craft, or have livestock? You can still help by saving hair of any length, pet hair, waste wool, feathers, and natural fiber donors. and sending them in (if your salon does not) to help with oil spills. The Clean Wave program oversees this groundbreaking program.
Details are here:


Tour Dates: March 1 - 21, 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance

Title: Sneaking Out
Series: Chased, #1
Author: Chuck Vance
Published by: Dunemere Books
Publication date: March 6th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult

Could you sleep next to a murderer?

Luke Chase—yes, that Luke Chase, a modern hero ripped from the headlines—didn’t mean to get caught up in Mrs. Heckler’s murder. He just wanted to hook up with the hot new British girl at St. Benedict’s, and if that meant sneaking out to the woods after hours, then so be it. But little did he know someone would end up dead right next to their rendezvous spot, and his best friend and roommate Oscar Weymouth would go down for it. With suspects aplenty and a past that’s anything but innocent, Luke Chase reluctantly calls on his famous survival skills to find the true killer.

For fans of “A Study in Charlotte” and boarding school lit, “Sneaking Out” (book one in the “Chased” series) immerses readers in the privileged prep school world, with a mystery that exposes the dark side of life on a residential high school campus.

Guest Post by Chuck Vance:

A Day In The Life Of Chuck Vance

Coffee. It always starts with coffee. I make the worst coffee, which is a total bummer. I actually prefer cappuccino but I’m too lazy to buy an espresso maker and to be honest, I’m not sure I would do it justice.

Exercise. 45 minutes of training makes me a much better person.

Library. I work mostly at The New York Society Library on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There is a quiet room on the top floor where people give you the eagle eye if you sneeze. There are other writers there but I also see people grading papers and doing research. It can be hard to get a spot so it’s best to get there early. God forbid you forget to turn your phone off, it’s not worth the public shaming. You never realize how hard some people tap at a computer, like a child banging on a piano. It can be jarring. But mostly I can zone out the noise and concentrate on what I am doing. The wi-fi can be sketchy, which often works in my favor because surfing the net can be a major distraction. Of course it is a drag when I’m trying to research something like poison and I can’t get on-line. For SNEAKING OUT I had to do a bit of research on wild life, flowers, birds, trees and the like because my main character Luke Chase is an outdoorsman and survivalist and knows all of that stuff. I love being outside, particularly on the beach, but I grew up in a city so I am not very familiar with different species etc. so there was a big learning curve. But I have now a genuine appreciation for people who can distinguish various plants and birds. It’s like learning another language.

Late Lunch. I wish I could eat at the library but no food or drink allowed so I have to leave and eat. A tuna fish sandwich with anchovy sauce, peppers, capers, and hardboiled egg is my favorite lunch but I can’t have it every day so sometimes salad or pizza. It’s getting harder and harder to find a good slice of pizza in New York City. It reminds me of when I lived in L.A. and had to travel across town for a decent piece.

Clerical work. Afternoon is spent with bills. I also walk my dogs, which takes an effort. One likes to be outside, but sitting and not walking and the other hates being outside, he is terrified of the city and barks at other dogs. So I am dragging and pulling. It was not how I imagined walking my dogs when I got them. I thought I would spend hours trudging through the park, not pulling at a yapping lap dog that thinks he’s a Pit Bull.

Night. Dinner with the family. In winter there is always a fire going. I love television and will seek out any good mystery or crime series, but I also like comedies.

Bed at ten. Read a book until I am asleep.

Author Bio:

Chuck Vance is a pseudonym for a bestselling writer of both adult mysteries and novels for young adults. Vance attended boarding school in Connecticut and graduated from Columbia University. Vance has lived in New York, Moscow, London, Paris and Los Angeles and is frequently on the move.