Calastan (The Jein’s Journey Series, 1) by author Cheryllynn Dyess

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Synopsis:

Follow Jein Kyominias, a girl who does not entertain the established roles other females of the upper class take in her land. Her rearing in a matriarchal society has certain paths laid out. She has chosen to be an elite hunter instead of a mere matron. She is unique in her fondness for activities that are specifically bequeathed for men. She decides she will be different—strong and different that is.

Each person has a distinct trait that’s either held in reserve or pursued without inhibitions. For reasons that vary, the latter may seem an egotistic act. However, not for Jein. Taking a path other than the one she believes is right is like betraying her own soul.

This book features a young girl who deals with her individuality in admirably different ways. It tell a story of how she accomplishes exceptional feats in a world that draws an unyielding line between men and women.

Follow her on her journey of discovering who she is and who she will become

Excerpt:

“My people are an ancient one, with a history as long as our worlds. Our world is one of beauty and mystery known only to a few humanoid races, Euphasia. We are the fifth world in our galaxy of twelve. The other planets are Arouyura, Kylia, Qalitinym, Talinusia, Sedariaum, Perutiuous, Remjein, Anastasinay, Makyli, Cajostan and Aliyaminum. My home is known as Calastan, the capital of all Euphasia.”

About the Author

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Cheryllynn’s vivid imagination comes through in all she does in life. Her writing started in junior high and although she never truly shared her work until recently she kept them hidden away in an old tattered orange folder. Original works she wrote from 1984 still holding ink on the pages may one day be shared, but for now she shares her newer creations. Science Fiction and Fantasy are her favorite genres with mystery and thrillers in close running.

Born in Northwest Florida and raised in Southeast Georgia she gained a love for nature and the outdoors. Currently living in Central Texas with two of her four children, she has begun a new chapter in life that has opened her heart and soul to many great adventures. Her dreams are to one day return to her native homes and settle in for life with her kids and all her family and to continue writing.

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Sales Links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EYD53K6

Author Links:

Amazon – amazon.com/author/cheryllynndyess

Facebook – www.facebook.com/jeinsjourney

Twitter – @JeinsJourney

Blog – http://jeinsjourney.blogspot.com

Website – jeinsjourney.wix.com/cdyess

GoodReads – http://www.goodreads.com/cheryllynn_dyess

Email – jeinsjourney@gmail.com

Interview with Author Angela McPherson

I’ve done this already, but my computer is playing tricks on me. Round 2.

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Hopes-Decree-eBook-Low-Res-187x300 I’d like to welcome fellow Untold Press author Angela McPherson to my blog today. Her YA novel Hope’s Decree was a really great take on some Greek mythology in modern times. I highly suggestion you all check it out.

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1: Could you tell us a little more about your non-writing life?
What does that mean? LOL I’m all over the place. Running a kid here or there, football games, homework, cleaning house, and then add in a daytime job, and that sums it up.

2: Could you tell us a little more about your writing life?
I write every night, even though sometimes I’m deleting more than writing. Also, I can only write at night. I’ve no idea why, but I’m thinking I had vampires as my real parents. The parental vamps were killed when I was born and I was given to my current parents. It could be…

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Lily of the Valley Book Blitz by Sarah Daltry featured by Lady Amber’s Tours

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Book Info:

Title: Lily of the Valley (Flowering, #1.5)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Blurb:

 

18+ New Adult romance

 

You met them in Forget Me Not. Now, hear Jack’s story.

Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and sex. 

When he first sees Lily, she’s the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethink everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.

Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is – or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lily-of-the-valley-sarah-daltry/1116282455?ean=2940045177917

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About The Author:

 

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Lily of the Valley is her third full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novels are Forget Me Not, the story that tells Lily’s version of events, and Bitter Fruits, which was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

 

Author Social Media Links:

 

Website: http://sarahdaltry.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahDaltryErotica?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahDaltry

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sarahdaltry/boards/

Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/sarahdaltry

 

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At work, though, the people are real. Both the customers and the staff. During the busy times, we get more douchebags, mostly my classmates who probably should be in the library and not eating a hangover away. Mal is also on this morning. He’s a recovering alcoholic, a total asshole to nearly everyone, and an incredibly shitty employee in a lot of ways. But the dude can cook and when I walk in a couple minutes late with no explanation, Mal just shrugs and hands me an order. 

“Big parties last night?”

“Huge party. I spent the night reading Dostoevsky.”

“He a scientist?” Mal flips over the largest slab of ham I have ever seen. For all the sort of dive element of this place, the food is still fucking great. 

“Yeah, something like that.”

“Eh. Never cared for all that mumbo jumbo. Don’t know any of it and I’m doing just fine.”

That’s something else I admire about Mal. By no one’s standards is he doing just fine. He has a tendency to fall off the wagon as soon as he approaches his ten month anniversary – which he has been doing for likely longer than I have been alive. He’s been married and divorced five times. He has three kids who don’t speak to him. Finally, he only eats the food from the café and he lives in a motel out by the prison. Oh – and he works as a short order cook in a shitty café. But in his mind, life is just fine. Sometimes, I think I need to get a hold of whatever it is that keeps him from losing his shit.

We settle into our routine, since there is little Mal and I can talk about. I can’t discuss Raskolnikov’s character traits and Mal simply has nothing to say. So we cook in silence, but it’s comfortable. After everything I have been through, I feel a strange affinity for this place. Even thinking about leaving when I eventually get the hell out of town makes me a little sad. I hate that it makes me sad. I want to leave with no connections, with no strings.

I go to stick an order on the counter for Liz when I see her. Strawberries. She’s with some dude, who is basically what I pictured when she mentioned her boyfriend. Broad, tan, blond, and eating like a fucking pig. I don’t know what they’re talking about and I can’t see her face, but he loves her. It’s immediately recognizable and I hate him for it. I don’t even know why I hate him for it, since at least maybe he’s not as much of a dick as I would have expected. If we had been placing bets, I would have gone with the safe assumption he had something else on the side to make up for having such a sweet and pure girlfriend. I wonder if maybe she isn’t as innocent as she looks. The thought makes me horny again. I don’t get what is so damn attractive about this typical girl, but something makes me want to taste every inch of her skin.

 

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Author’s Favorite Video Games:

  1. Borderlands 1 and 2
  2. Fallout 3
  3. Persona series
  4. Silent Hill series
  5. Final Fantasy series
  6. Skyrim
  7. Dragon Age series
  8. Mass Effect series
  9. Fable series
  10. Bioshock series
  11. Magic: The Gathering
  12. Perfect Dark
  13. Heavy Rain
  14. LA Noire
  15. Catherine
  16. Zuma

 

Author’s Favorite Bad Boys:

  1. Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
  2. Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises
  3. Will from Infernal Devices
  4. Lord Byron
  5. The Scarecrow in Batman Begins
  6. Lucifer from Supernatural
  7. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
  8. James Dean
  9. Damon from Vampire Diaries
  10. V from V for Vendetta

 

Interview with Sarah:

 

  • What inspired you to write your book?

 

I had written a short story about Derek and Lily and their first time called “Her Brother’s Best Friend.” It was just supposed to be a short erotic story. But it sold well, so I thought about writing more about the two of them. However, as I started writing Forget Me Not, the story would not work for me. Until I found Jack. And then the novel was over and there was just so much more to his story, so Lily of the Valley was born.

  • How did you come up with the title?

 

Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are both flowers, and the series is called Flowering. The reason is that it is about love, sexuality, and growing up – sort of blossoming into the person you will be. Forget Me Not also addresses the idea of leaving your life behind and moving on. And Lily is the main female character, so hence Lily of the Valley.

  • Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

 

People are complicated, as are relationships. The things we think we want sometimes turn out not to be what we want. In addition, the people we think we understand may surprise us. We can’t assume anything about love or each other. They are too complex.

  • What books have most influenced your life most?

 

The Catcher in the Rye, because it was the first time I understood that other people felt like me and it also said it was okay to be different. And The Sun Also Rises, because there can be beauty in suffering.

  • If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 

Hemingway. I know he’s dead, but he knew how to write true.

  • What are your current projects?

 

I am writing Scandal, a contemporary romance about a teacher and an actor who find each other after they are both ruined by rumors, and I am waiting to release Bitter Fruits, a New Adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance in December through the publisher. I am also working on Immortal Star, the second book in that series.

  • What was the hardest part of writing your book?

 

Jack’s experiences and emotions are really closely tied to my own and it was hard to write some of his scenes. 

 

  • If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

 

Aubrey Plaza. She has the same type of biting sarcasm that I do.

 

  • If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?

 

Travel the world and write.

 

  • What kind of people do you dislike? 

 

Anyone who is cruel to other people or creatures. People who assume their own reality is the only reality. And people who don’t read. 

 

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Cover Reveal for Hunter S. Jones’s Contemporary Romance: September Ends

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Title: September Ends
Author: Hunter S. Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: October 1st, 2013
Reveal Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

 

Blurb:
Overweight and dull. That’s how I felt.

 

My grandfather and brother died. I hid inside a black cave deep in my soul, numbed for a decade on meds, booze, and bad love, married to my glorious career.

 

My name is Liz Snow, from Atlanta, Georgia, and this is my story.

 

One hot summer I fell hopelessly in love with successful attorney, Peter William Hendrix III, from Chattanooga, Tennessee. We bonded because of Shelley and Keats. Pete introduced me to the works of modern English poet, Jack O. Savage, It was like The Poet was drawing us together through his blogs and poems, like he had a message for my life and my love with Pete Hendrix. 

I lived it in my heart and soul.

 

It all went tragically wrong once I learned Pete’s secret.

 

As September ends I jet to London, England with an unstable mind and a broken heart. Pete Hendrix betrayed me big time. There was no time for revenge. My life was a kaleidoscope of stabbing shards of pain.

 

London ignored me. Maybe I didn’t exist. I was lost and lonely in a flat in Kensington. 

I hear that Jack O. Savage will make a rare public appearance. I wrangle an invitation to the art gallery where he is reading. I was curious. Somehow, he was the cause of my trouble. 

The rock-star-with-words was even more damaged than I.

 

Jack O.Savage, The Poet became my friend.

Then, an unexpected kiss at a county fair on a perfect English summer’s day changed everything forever. Jack the man became my lover. 

Magic.

My elusive dream of a lifelong love began.

If Pete was what I’d always wanted, Jack was what I always needed.

The mystery unraveled as the kaleidoscope of my broken life evolved and I found myself living a rainbow of perfect bliss.

 

Sometimes when you believe it’s the end, it’s only the beginning.

 

 

September Ends is a contemporary romance with erotic and supernatural elements bound together by poetry. It reveals the intricate web of passion and desire which entangles Liz Snow, Pete Hendrix and Jack O. Savage. The story is told through Liz Snow’s diary, Jack O. Savage’s poetry, and from letters sent across the Atlantic. Traveling throughout the lushness of a summertime in Tennessee and Georgia, September Ends journeys into the elegance of London’s West End and is finally settled in the countryside of Cornwall, England, a decade later.

 

September Ends is a story of sin, redemption and salvation through love

because love happens when we least expect it.

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Author Bio:

HUNTER S. JONE -Novelist. Exile on Peachtree Street.

Lover of all the finer things in life.

The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one “lost summer” spent in Los Angeles. I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history. 

Currently, I have a music/entertainment blog @ExPatsPost.com. My debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction,  was published in 2012. 

Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice have always fascinated me, although like any Southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing Gone With The Wind. I also adore the works of John Grisham, and own a huge selection of his books. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, my books, too many clothes, too many shoes and way too many stacks of notepads and journals. 

September 2013 will see the launch of my first novel, a contemporary romance, written in collaboration with English author and poet, R.J. Askew.

Links:
Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6561688.Hunter_S_Jones?from_search=true
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunter-S.-Jones/e/B009SLNLKS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1380043599&sr=8-1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/huntersjones101
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/messages/HunterSJones101 
Blog: http://www.huntersjones.com 

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Give Me Strength by Kate McCarthy

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Title:   Give Me Strength (Give Me #2)

Author:  Kate McCarthy

Genre: Romantic Suspense 18+

Publication Date:  September 16, 2013

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Cover EbookQuinn Salisbury doesn’t think she’s cut out for this whole living thing. Even as a young girl she struggled. Just when she thinks she’s found a way to leave her violent past behind her, the only thing that’s kept her going is ripped away, leaving her damaged and heartbroken.

Four years later, she is slowly rebuilding her life and lands a job as an assistant band manager to Jamieson, the hot new Australian act climbing their way to the top of the charts. There she meets Travis Valentine, the charismatic older brother of her boss, Mac.

From his commanding charm to his confidence and passion, Travis is everything Quinn believes is too good for…

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~~Lady Amber’s Tour, Author: Mary Ting, Eternity and Halo~~

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Title: Eternity (Crossroads Saga, 4)
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis:

Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. Now that Claudia has her memories back and her life seems to have settled down, the fallen have come out of hiding with the news about Aliah’s and his demons’ death. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a concern; there are those who want to be left alone. However, one particular fallen, Dantanian, is hungry for revenge. Being one of God’s first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind, known as an angel of many faces. He will do anything to get his way, even if it means forcing others to join him. And he will stop at nothing to get Michael on his side.

Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?

Title: Halo City: Michael’s Journey
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. While they were being taken, one of the Twelve, named Aden, rebelled and convinced many alkins to join his cause—to live freely among the humans and take over Crossroads.

After the fall of Aden and his followers, Michael was taken to Halo City to heal. Not only did Michael had a difficult time settling into his new environment, he had conflicting issues regarding his past. Upon meeting the alkins, a particular one by the name of Davin refused to give up on helping him deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there is nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who is this being that had enraptured Michael’s attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearned to have?

Author Bio:

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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book, No Bullies Allowed.

You can find Mary at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryTing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrosroadsBook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryTing
Website: http://www.authormaryting
Blog: http://www.marytingbooks.blogspot.com
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4388953.Mary_Ting

Buy Links:

Crossroads (FREE) http://www.amazon.com/Crossroads-Saga-ebook/dp/B005F768GI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378598809&sr=8-1&keywords=Mary+ting
Between http://www.amazon.com/Between-Crossroads-Saga-ebook/dp/B006VXE1H8/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
Beyond http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Crossroads-Saga-ebook/dp/B009FMMCMI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
Halo City http://www.amazon.com/Halo-City-ebook/dp/B00EHFTUH8/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

Blogs blurbs for Eternity 

“Eternity erupts with action as the saga comes to a tearful close with amazing characters, outstanding loyalty, extreme action, and artistic conclusion. Thank you Mary, for allowing me to travel this amazing journey through your creative writing skills.” Michele, Insane About Books.

“Grab the tissue box, Mary Ting has touched our hearts again with yet another incredible story. A great ending to a perfect series!” Janie, CrossAngels

“Bittersweet to read, Eternity, the final & most heartfelt book in the Crossroads Saga. Truly a mesmerizing world created by a wonderful and talented author. Claudia & Michael’s love story will live on in words amongst a books’ pages and in our hearts now and forever.” Jessica, Novel Words,

“This is the end of the journey for the Crossroads saga and one that will stay with me for an Eternity. Author Mary Ting has brought us a story to read over and over again.” Jacquie Talento, Stalker of Fabulous Authors.

“We are all from the same place, the same heavenly being.

We are all family no matter what path we take or where it takes us.

If you wander or seek, we will all find our family in Eternity.

Together As One!” Elliot, EllieSewSweet

“Eternity is such a fitting name for the last book of this series. With the amazing characters, story line and worlds that author Mary Ting has blessed us with, this series will stay with ME for an Eternity.” Mindy, Books Complete Me

“This book brought me together with old friends I had not seen for awhile. I love the Crossroads Saga series and the emotional roller coaster it has taken me on. You realize with love and perseverance all things are possible. Eternity is the last book in the series and I don’t want to say goodbye so I think I’ll just say “see you when I see you.” Vanessa, Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader

Teasers for Eternity 

“I have nothing to give you, but my heart. I hold no wealth nor valuable possessions, but what I give to you, I give you unequivocally and that is all my love. I give you all of me. I surrender to you…completely.”

Teaser 2

“If your soul is dirty and worn, we will cleanse you. If you are too blind to see the light, we will be your eyes. If the sea of evil darkness swallows you up, we will anchor you and won’t let you go. We’ll fight for you till the very end, till all of our strength and will had been spent, even if we’ll have to fight till our last dying breath, we’ll never let you go.

Teaser 3

In my evil past, I was so blinded by darkness and fear that I couldn’t see the light. I was utterly lost, but having a second chance, I’d been found. It’s all clear now…it’s all clear.”

Teaser 4

“Michael, stop!” She closed the space between them, looking at him with admiration. “Don’t you know by now what you mean to me?  Didn’t our kiss mean anything to you?” Her eyes sparkled with hope.

He cleared his throat from not wanting to really answer that question. “I…I…well…women in general like to kiss me.”

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“Jealous are we? I’ve got your attention didn’t I? You were kind of paying more attention to the books than me.” Michael gave a wicked grin, carefully shelved the book back into its space and placed his hands on her waist. Peering down at her eyes, his body pressed into hers.

“You’re not looking for a book boyfriend, are ya?” His tone was low and playfully challenging.

“Now, who’s the jealous one?” Claudia’s finger traced his lips. Michael slightly turned his head and teasing licked and nipped her finger. “No, I don’t have a book boyfriend cause only a real boyfriend could make me do what I just did, Mr. Michael. You made me wet.”

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