Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Release: Patrick's Story: Brothers of Darkness (Amaranthine #0) by Joleene Naylor

Congratulations to Joleene Naylor on the release of Patrick's Story: Brothers of Darkness (Amaranthine #0) in her urban fantasy series.
Patrick's Story: Brothers of Darkness (Amaranthine #0)
by Joleene Naylor
October 11th 2016
by Smashwords Edition
442 pages

“Not a love story…a dark spiral into blackness.”

“If you’ve read Shades of Gray, you know how this has to end.”

The prequel to Shades of Gray tells the story of Patrick and Michael, how they got tangled into Claudius’ web, and their valiant fight to escape.

When Patrick’s missing brother Michael returns, he brings with him a world of darkness. Turned into a vampire against his will, Michael is the coven’s whipping boy. When Patrick tries to help, he’s claimed as a slave who spends his weekends preparing victims, scooping ashes, and falling prey to the vampire’s twisted desires.

There’s only so much hell he can take, and when vampires from a warring coven offer sanctuary in exchange for cooperation, Patrick quickly agrees. What he expected to be a few months drags out into a long smear of nightmares, and though he fights for hope and freedom, the cost of victory may be more than he bargained for.

About the Author:
Joleene Naylor grew up in southwest Iowa surrounded by soybeans, corn and very little entertainment – so she made her own. She has been writing and drawing since she was a small child, with a particular leaning towards fantasy, horror and paranormal. It is this love of all that goes bump in the night that led her to write the Amaranthine series.

In her spare time she is a freelance artist, book cover designer and photographer. Joleene maintains blogs full of odd ramblings and hopes to win the lottery. Until she does, she and her husband live near Bolivar Missouri with their miniature zoo. However, unless she starts buying tickets she won’t win anything.

Friday, September 30, 2016

New Release: Quantum: Red Rock Alien Mail Order Brides 1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency) by Erin Kellison

Congratulations to Erin Kellison on the release of book one in her new Sci-fi romance: Quantum: Red Rock Alien Mail Order Brides 1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)
Quantum: Red Rock Alien Mail Order Brides 1 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)
by Erin Kellison
September 30, 2016
122 pages
Space Invader steals time for love...

Ex-soldier turned space pirate Tey Raider is visiting Earth to steal a fortune and use one of the Red Rock vortexes to escape into the deep black. When he bumps into Sophia West, he has no idea the human woman will throw a wrench into the hyperdrive of his master plan, and spin him, his storm cruiser, and his heart out of control.

Sophia doesn't believe in aliens until a Sedona-based dating agency mixer puts her in direct contact with out-of-this-world clientele. She's undercover trying to locate her brother--abducted and tortured by the big-brained bully, Nimbus. She strikes a hard bargain with Tey Raider to help her find and free her brother. Never mind that the haunted ex-soldier makes her want to reach out and make an alien connection.

The mission leads to a close encounter, and when the red dust settles, neither will be the same.

Intergalactic Dating Agency
Red Rock Alien Mail Order Brides

#1 ~ Quantum
#2 ~ Axion
#3 ~ Paradox

About the author:
Erin Kellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Shadow series and Shadow Kissed series, which share the same world, where dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale. Delve into dreamscapes in her new Reveler series, releasing Summer 2014.

Monday, September 26, 2016

New Release: The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord by Varian Krylov

Congratulations to Varian Krylov on the release of The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord
The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord
by Varian Krylov
September 25, 2016
326 pages
After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he's just a few dollars short of his GoFundYourself goal.

Then everything falls apart.

His personal and professional life in ruins, when his old nemesis from film school offers to fund his dream project if he's willing to shoot it in Spain, Godard knows it's a deal with the devil. But he also has nothing left to lose.

Among the labyrinthine streets of Barcelona's Barrio Góthico, the city's vibrant music scene, and the sun-gilt beaches of the Costa Brava, Godard begins making shooting his dream project and putting his life back together, largely under the domineering gaze and deft touch of Ángel, the god of jazz.

But Ángel is keeping a secret, and a deal with the devil always comes at a price.

About the Author:
Strangeland Photography
Growing up near Los Angeles, I spent much of my time frolicking in the Pacific and penning angst-twisted poetry. Now I'm living in sunny Spain writing pathos-riddled fiction. Ironically, two of my favorite things are traveling, and swimming in the ocean, despite increasingly intense phobias of sharks and flying.

I've always loved the music and substance of words, always loved writing in well-worn notebooks by hand, tapping at the keys of the computer, and, of course, conjuring up stories.

When I'm not writing, I'm probably messing around with my camera, either having fun making cover images with the sexy models of Barcelona, or just wandering the streets, snapping the wildly varied architecture and amusing humans. Or I might be riding my bike, going on a hike somewhere in the local mountain ranges, or working on my PhD thesis.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sharon Stogner guest post about marketing in the publishing industry

The lovely people over at Side Street Cookie Publishing asked me to write a guest post for their Monday Morning Marketing Mojo feature.

Head over and tell me if you've tried any of my suggestions and if they worked or not. Leave some of your own stories in the comments there.

Monday, August 29, 2016

New Release: The Magic: Wilds Book Four by Donna Augustine

Congratulations to Donna Augustine on the release of the final book in her urban fantasy series The Magic: Wilds Book Four
The Magic: Wilds Book Four Kindle Edition
by Donna Augustine
Aug 28,2016
pages; 252
For as long as I’ve lived, Dark Walkers have been hunting Plaguers, seeking them for their magic. But there’s one Plaguer they want most of all. Me.

Since the fall of civilization, the human race has been barely surviving. Another outbreak of the Bloody Death could be our final straw and there’s only one way to ensure that doesn't happen. I need to kill the leader of the Dark Walkers.

I’m stronger than ever but with more to lose than I ever thought possible. For the first time, I feel like I’ve got a family, a home…Dax.

So here I am; ready to fight. Winner take all.

On release day!
About the Author:
Donna Augustine was an odd child, had a brief moment of conformity in early adulthood and then decided to embrace her craziness as the years rolled by. It's her inner crazy that she credits with coming up with the ideas for her books. One part hypochondriac, a few dashes of paranoia, topped with a sliver of uptight and delivered with a relaxed flair, she kicked the proverbial box down the yellow brick road a couple years ago to embrace her true self.

She can be reached by a carrier pigeon, set free in a south by north direction, where she resides in Neverland with her two Siberian cats. Cats who, by the way, aren't as hypoallergenic as she believed they'd be.

For the conventional minded, and those of you without a pigeon on hand, she can be reached at donna@donnaaugustine.com. She responds to most emails within three dusk periods.

P.S. For those of you looking for the discarded box, it was sitting beside the road for a while but has since disappeared completely.

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Release: nest by Anyta Sunday

Congratulations to Anyta Sunday on the rerelease of her M/M contemporary romance nest
by Anyta Sunday
Second Edition published 7/19/2016 
324 pages
Please Note: 
This is a second edition of the novel "Lenny For Your Thoughts". This version of the story has been restructured into a chronological progression and some scenes have had heavy rewrites. At it's heart, though, it is the same story of love and romance between Lenny and Julian. 

It just happened. 
I wasn't ready, but it didn't matter. 
You smiled, and it knocked me from my nest, took my breath away, and left me falling, 

Julian: Enemy. Cousin. Best Friend. Something else? 

Lenny: Confused. Fascinated. Frustrated. Broken. 

Together, Julian and Lenny are the boy who smiles and the boy who falls.

About the Author:
amazon page
A born and raised New Zealander, Anyta Sunday has been exploring the literary world since she started reading Roald Dahl as a kid. Inspired, stories have been piling up in her head ever since. Fast forward to her mid-twenties and jump a few countries (Germany, America, and back again), and she started putting pen to paper. When she’s not writing or chasing her kid around, she’s reading, hiking, watching a Joss Whedon series, attempting pilates, or curling up with her two cats.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Release: Directive 17 (Next Book 4) by Scott Nicholson

Congratulations to Scott Nicholson on the release of Directive 17 (Next Book 4) in his post-apocalyptic series.
July 31, 2016
202 pages
In a contaminated wasteland, Rachel Wheeler and an intelligent mutant baby find shelter in a silver city where neither belongs.

As the dwindling human race desperately fights to survive, they’re forced to adapt to the mutant technology and the new race that threatens them with extinction. But the hostile environment poses other threats as well—strange creatures and giant predators roam the wilderness, fueled by the mysterious radiation leaking from the advanced cities.

Rachel’s friends come to the rescue, but they discover she’s crossed a border from which no human ever returns. But something else might…

Look for NEXT #5: CRUCIBLE.

About the author:

Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream.

Try the series that started it all!