Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kindle Countdown Deal for Jewel (20 Jan-27 Jan)


Here's your chance to get Norma Jean's School of Witchery, Book One: Jewel for only 99 cents. The deal will run on Amazon US and UK from January 20th, 2018 through January 27th, 2018.

Amazon US  http://amzn.to/1FdKmWL
Amazon UK  http://amzn.to/18KgEfd

Teaser 

A presidential election. A witch with a target on her back and a magical arrow. A shadowy government agency made up of witches with unusual abilities. A game called Witch Pong. The Mighty Thor?

See how it all comes together in a school you will never forget.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

But I Don't Like Salad: The Organised Author #2



But I Don't Like Salad: The Organised Author #2: Today I will share some more challenges from the Organised Author event created by my esteemed indie author colleague,  Cindy Tomamichel , as part of our Sparkly Badgers Unite indie author writing group on Facebook. The challenges were designed to help you focus on becoming more organised as an author and also act as a handy guide to make sure you haven't forgotten anything crucial to your marketing efforts.

Last time we covered author platform, to do lists & planning, platform focus & author brand and using your author brand focus. If you missed that post, you can catch up here.

Today I'll be sharing tips on the following:
  1. Amazon Author Page
  2. Graphics
  3. Facebook Author Page
  4. Facebook 
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Jane on audio is Live!


Short links: Jane on Audio  
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Dzrvtc
Audible: http://adbl.co/2BG3gw0
iTunes: http://apple.co/2DAYJsk

My narrator, Caryn Kuhlman did a fantastic job with this one, blending multiple accents flawlessly. It's a great listen and an affordable price!

Jane & Jade are chasing the Devil around the world. That's probably not the smartest thing to do and when the hunters become the hunted, the action really gets rocking, leading to a non-stop thrill ride of a road trip. Vampires and Shifters, Angels and Demons, throw in a giant troll and some witches and you've got a paranormal war.
That doesn't leave much time for romance but there is a wedding, and a funeral, and both are ones you don't want to miss. Take a ride with Jane & Jade!




Saturday, December 2, 2017

Faith Hunter's FLAME IN THE DARK: Review & Excerpt


I am very happy to host a blog tour stop for Faith Hunter's latest book,  Flame In The Dark....

About FLAME IN THE DARK:
Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.


FLAME IN THE DARK (Soulwood #3)
Author: Faith Hunter
Publisher: Ace/Roc
December 5, 2017
Mass Market Paperback $7.99
352 pages
ISBN: 978-0451473332

Excerpt FLAME IN THE DARK: Part Thirteen

I looked at Occam and crossed my arms over my chest. Yummy was watching the byplay with the same kind of amusement that a human might display when watching monkeys in a zoo.

Occam looked around. Sighed. “Right. Okay. I see.” He handed me a camera. “Try anyway.”

I threw the blanket back at him and sat on the cement edge of a planter. Placed the camera on the ground prominently in front of me as if it had a purpose. I dug my fingers through six inches of mulch and stuck them into the soil. It was good- quality potting soil mixed with top soil. There was a nice concentration of nutrients. One spot where some stupid human had dumped in a cup of coffee. I boosted the tree, just in case the winter was long and cold, and withdrew my hand. “Nothing. But why do they think the shooter stood here? The rounds probably popped off the roof.” I looked up. So did Occam and Yummy, who pursed her mouth.

She laced her fingers together, bent her knees, and said, “Come on, cat. I’ll boost you up and you can pull me up. Maggot can wait down here.”

I spotted Rick in a group of suited men and women, mostly Secret Service and Ffeds. “I’ll be eavesdropping over there.” Occam didn’t acknowledge my comment. Without looking, he took a running start and bounded into Yummy’s hand. The vampire tossed him up and forward and he touched down on the roof with cat grace. In his cat form that leap would have been easy all on his own.

Yummy backed up and raced in, leaping onto the planter and pushing off with one foot. Occam reached out over the edge and grabbed her arm, pulling her up. They collided, fell out of sight, and hit the roof.


For all blog tour stops, please visit here:  http://bit.ly/2zxgpmQ

My Review:

I love Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock books and I am becoming a huge fan of this series as well. Nell Ingram kicks butt in a different way than Jane does but it is no less powerful and in the end I think it is safe to say you don't want to mess with Nell Ingram. Fans of this series will be pleased to hear that several of the more troublesome problems Nell is dealing with are resolved while the romance angle continues to develop. Like the Jane Yellowrock books, I have found the rich character development to be a huge plus. Team and family continue to grow in this one and the powerful and stunning conclusion will leave you breathless. The element of mystery is strong and I didn't anticipate the revealing of that mystery at all. I give Flame In The Dark 5 stars.

The release date is December 5th but you can pre-order a copy on Amazon at the following link...
Pre-order on Amazon

GIVEAWAY!
The tour giveaway is for 3 sets of the 1st 2 Soulwood books ( BLOOD OF THE EARTH and CURSE ON THE LAND ) and one $50 Amazon gift card (US residents only)!

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New York Times and USAToday bestselling fantasy author Faith Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. Altogether she has 40+ books in print under the names Gary Hunter, Gwen Hunter, and Faith Hunter. As Faith, she writes two contemporary Urban Fantasy series: the Jane Yellowrock series, featuring a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. Her Rogue Mage novels are a dark, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. The role playing game based on the series, is ROGUE MAGE, RPG.

Twitter: @hunterfaith
Yellowrock Securities: http://www.yellowrocksecurities.com
Gwen Hunter: www.gwenhunter.com



Monday, November 27, 2017

Jewel Meets Talia


It's my pleasure to team up with my friend and fellow Indie Author, Ivy Logan on this. I hope you enjoy!


JEWEL’S JOURNEY ACROSS TIME
-By Ivy Logan

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JEWEL FROM THE NORMA JEAN'S SCHOOL OF WITCHERY AND TALIA, FROM BROKEN MEET?

A witch and a sorceress from different timelines meeting for a brief moment in time, do they have anything in common? What do they talk about?
Read on to find out.


Talia is on the run. It’s been a few months since she fled Aberevon. King Damien’s men are chasing her. With her gorgeous looks and cerulean blue hair hiding out is a challenge. She barely sleeps and has to be on her guard because she has no one else to depend on. No friend or family. She is alone.
This is when she meets Jewel.
Jewel is from the future. She accidentally stepped through a gateway in the Veil, the invisible barrier between worlds and timelines and reached the time to which Talia belongs.
Talia has been on the run but her family was in hiding even before she was cast adrift. She just never realized it. The warmth and love of her parents and brother compensated for the lack of friends. Yet, meeting Jewel is special. It doesn’t matter to Talia that Jewel is from another time. This is the first young person, her own age she can actually relate to. For Talia, Jewel is like a much needed breath of fresh air. Will Jewel make a difference to Talia’s sagging spirits?

Jewel : Why are you so worried? I am the one who has stepped into the past, and I’m not sure how I will return to my own time.

Talia : You have a problem Jewel and every reason to worry. I hope I am able to help you get back. I know how important home and family are. I have a reason to worry too. I bet you would feel the same if you were in my shoes. A mad and wicked king wants to marry me because he thinks I am an enchantress.

Jewel : So are you one? An enchantress, I mean?

Talia : It’s kind of complicated.

Jewel : What do you mean? Either you are or you aren’t. So which one is it?

Talia : I just learned about my roots and my legacy a few months ago. My mother, Caitlin was a sorceress but she never used magic in front of me. I grew up believing that I was an ordinary human child. I didn’t know I was a half-blood. She…she died before she could teach me any magic. During my childhood years my powers made an appearance only when I was very angry or extremely upset. But I couldn’t control them then and even today the situation is much the same. What is the use of magic if you can’t use it when you need it?

Jewel starts laughing. Talia stares at her in amazement and with a hurt look on her face.

Talia : I thought you were my friend. I’ve never had a friend before. But you are laughing at me.

Jewel : Don’t feel bad Talia. The reason I laughed was because I am also almost in the same boat as you. But I am a witch, a bit like an enchantress. In our time we have a school to hone our witchcraft skills, though. I go to the ‘Norma Jean's School of Witchery’. Despite that… Here is another reason for my laughter and your turn to promise not to laugh. We have a common problem. You say you have no control over your powers but at least you know that they are there. I can’t get even the most basic spells to work. Only Thor is able to help me.

Talia : Who is Thor? Your brother or father? Oh, Never mind! I get what you mean. You laughed, not at me but at the irony of the situation. Thank you for telling me the truth. I feel better now. I was so miserable before you got here. I didn’t think it could get worse. But it can. I can’t believe that I found a friend, someone like me and she has similar concerns. I don’t feel alone for the first time in a long time. How do you deal with the loneliness? Maybe I can get some ideas from you.

Jewel : I don’t have to because I am not alone. I have friends at school and they are always there for me. In fact I have to return home soon because a powerful magical device has been stolen and I have been recruited by a secret government agency made up of witches with special abilities to recover it. My friends always have my back.

Talia : Jewel you are so lucky. Lucky to have friends I mean. I had no one but my family and now they are all gone. I hope I find someone nice to trust someday. I like you but you will be going soon and I will be alone again. I hope you are not in any danger. I didn’t exactly understand everything you said but the work you are doing sounds dangerous.

Jewel : It is, but there is nothing I would rather do. I do like playing ‘Witch Pong’ for fun. What did you do in your free time?

Talia : Ah, well! I used to train a lot with my mother. She taught me to fight with swords and spears and also how to use the bow and arrow. Ah let me see.. Yes, I also often, disguised myself and hide in plain sight and my parents would try and spot me. I called this game ‘Hide-N-Seek’.

Jewel snorts.

Jewel : That sounds a lot like witch school. They only thing is your mother was your teacher. I didn’t ask about your training. I asked you what you used to do for fun, before your life on the run.

Talia smiles

Talia : I used to ride horses. I loved horses. We had our own stables and I had my own pony called ‘Liata’. Now I don’t know if I will ever have a horse of my own again. And yes one more thing, I used to play a lot with my younger brother, Joshua. But what is this witch tong?

Jewel starts laughing again.

Jewel : Witch Pong not Tong. It’s a game we witches play with magic balls and broomsticks. It is a whole lot of fun. I hope I get a chance to teach you some day.

At that moment an iridescent light falls on Jewel, she starts to fade. The air around her starts whooshing.

Talia : I think you are being pulled back into your own time, Jewel. I must say good-bye. It has been such a pleasure to meet you. I was feeling down and out, lonely and out of sorts but meeting you has shown me that everyone has problems. We have to find a way to deal with them, our own way. Thank you so much and good- bye, don’t forget, you have to teach me to play pong, someday. Farewell!

Jewel : Bye Talia. Be safe. Don’t lose hope and don’t let that king catch you. Until we meet again…..





‘Broken’ is Book One in The Breach Chronicles series by Ivy Logan. It is the tale of a young sorceress bereft of her powers but determined to avenge her family. For that she must rise from the ashes of destruction. Even though she thinks her heart is resistant, she can’t hide from love. Love find her and she find the courage to stand tall because all that is Broken Is Not Lost. Broken currently available for pre order releases on 1/12/17.

Broken Amazon Link



Ivy Logan Author Links
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36658695
@Ivyloganauthor