Thankful For You Hop

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This week we're letting everyone know just what we're thankful for. And that includes...YOU! There's a new giveaway at every single stop so be sure to hop around and visit your favorite blogs and find a few new ones to follow too!

I'm really grateful to many of the authors who have lent me a helping hand this year. One nice thing about the Indie community is how supportive they are. There is always someone out there willing to offer you guidance. 

As a gift to you, my lovely readers, I'm thanking you for your support by offering this selection of ebooks to one lucky winner. I will gift the following books to one person via amazon gift. These lovely authors have always been there to support me, answer questions, or just be a shoulder to lean on. I'm grateful for each of them.

Thankful for You ebook Pack:

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Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's time for the annual gratitude giveaway hop! Many thanks to I'm A Reader, Not A Writer and Bookhounds for hosting this event.

I learned a lot about gratitude this year and have made a conscious effort to begin every day of my life feeling really grateful for all the things I have. I actually feel like I'm on a journey of the soul in some regards. I've been studying the principals of the law of attraction and revisiting my roots as a cognitive behavioral  psychologist and the power of positive thinking in a new, serious, and committed way for the last 6 months, and it has completely transformed my life. Who knew that simply being grateful for what you have and really positive about your future could have such a profound impact on the life you lead!

That's where you come in...

I'm truly grateful to each of my readers for being on this writing voyage with me. I write across genres, weird mashups, genres that are very niche, and characters that aren't always pretty. Thank you for taking this ride with me. Thank you for reading. I am really grateful for each and every one of you.

As a little thanks...

How to win:

Follow me any way you like: Facebook, Pinterest, Subscribe to my Blog (at the bottom of this page), Newsletter, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Please leave a note in the comments to tell me how you followed. 

Already a fan or follower? Which one of my books are you waiting for? I will be finishing 3 series in 2016. Who should I work in first?

The winner will get 2 of my books, autographed!:

My book babies

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The Harvesting Series on Sale! Save $7

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note that I have The Harvesting Series on sale this week! The Harvesting, Midway, and The Shadow Aspect are all discounted ($7 off!), and Witch Wood is still just 2.99!

Just wanted to give you a heads up. I know some people were waiting for The Shadow Aspect to go on sale. Happy reading!

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The Girl and the Clockwork Conspiracy by Nikki McCormak

Friday, November 6, 2015

Novel Description:
Maeko hasn't been long away from the gritty London streets and she's already learning that her new "civilized" life comes with its own challenges. She has to dress proper, eat proper and be a proper lady. She can't even talk to a boy without a chaperone. She's got proper coming out of her ears. If not for her feline companion Macak, she might go mad. 

Her one hope for some freedom and excitement comes when the moody detective, Em, asks her to be an apprentice. But that apprenticeship comes with a price. She must agree to spy on Macak's owner, Lucian, the wealthy businessman and inventor whose life she saved. 

Everything changes when Lucian's brother dies in an explosion while visiting Lucian's home in the heart of London. The Literati--a powerful group vying for political control of London--say it was murder and Maeko is on their suspect list. With Macak at her side, she must turn once more to her allies, Chaff and Ash. They will have to brave city streets torn by rebellion and conspiracy to find the truth.
Character Profiles
Name: Maeko (Sometimes answers to Pigeon, but only if your name happens to be Chaff.)
Age: 16 or 17 as best she can figure
Birthplace: A brothel in London
The Good Things: Maeko doesn’t let the meager life of a thief get her down. She likes knowing that what she does keeps her alive and will eventually make it possible for her to help her mother. She takes pride in being better than most of the boy thieves she knows at picking pockets and locks and in the way those skills earn her praise from, Chaff, her truest friend and mentor on the streets. Working the streets with Chaff is one of the few things she enjoys. She has also discovered a recent fondness for cats or one particular cat at least.
The Not So Good Things: It frustrates Maeko that, though her short slight figure often lets her pass as a young boy, she still stands out in London for looking like her Japanese mother. Although it still breaks her heart that her mother didn’t want her, she’s determined to help her anyway. She hates the vulnerability of caring about others almost as much as she hates sometimes having to put those she does care about in danger. She finds it particularly irritating when people don’t say her name right (it’s Ma-eh-ko, not May-ko).

Name: Chaff (This is his street name. He doesn’t share his real name.)
Age: 19
Birthplace: Somewhere in London
The Good Things: Chaff grew up on the streets. He doesn’t mind that many people look down on his kind and gets a certain delight out of using experience and cunning to relieve them of their riches. The thing that makes life on the streets most tolerable and sometimes even fun is his favorite apprentice, Maeko. He loves saying her name wrong to get under her skin. His greatest pleasure has been watching Maeko grow in skill as a thief, in confidence as a self-sufficient person, and in shape and beauty as a young woman.
The Not So Good Things: Chaff despises elitist Literati, especially their law enforcement, though he has to admit, they keep life exciting. He has little patience for folks who think being born with privilege gives them the right to mistreat those who aren’t so lucky and even less for those who think being born without it gives them the right to be cruel. He hates that he can’t let anyone know how he feels about Maeko because his rivals on the street might try to use her against him almost as much as he hates Ash for not having that restriction.

Name: Ash (Short for Asher, but only his parents call him that.)
Age: 17
Birthplace: Chelsea, London
The Good Things: Ash loves going with his parents to watch them play in their band, especially when it involves a trip in their outdated patchwork airship. The rest of the time, he enjoys helping his father with his day job working on airships. Machinery makes sense to him, which is more than he can say for girls. He likes picking on his younger brother, Sam, and listening to his father’s often-exaggerated tales of adventures with the underground pirate movement working to rise up against the elite Literati. He isn’t ready to admit it, but he’s starting to like Maeko, perhaps more than all of those other things combined.
The Not So Good Things: Ash hates anyone other than him picking on his brother and is quick to come to his defense, especially since the accident. Growing up in a pirate household has taught him to despise the Literati. His upbringing has instilled in him considerable disrespect for anyone who lies, cheats, or steals when they don’t have to. This is a source of frustration for him when it comes to Maeko because he knows her mother is alive, but maybe there is more to the situation than meets the eye. He’s willing to give her a chance.

Name: Macak (This isn’t the first name he’s had, but he likes it. It sounds important.)
Age: Only humans worry about those things
Birthplace: London alley
The Good Things: Macak is a cat who had a rough start in life, but the loss of his leg, as awful as it was, has earned him a place in the lap of luxury, literally. He likes long naps on soft beds, showing his people he cares by leaving fur on all their fancy clothing, and frequent meals consisting of tender meats of the fish and fowl varieties. While life lately hasn’t been so simple, adventuring with his new favorite human companion, Maeko, makes him happy. After all, it’s obvious that she needs him.

The Not So Good Things: Rain is one of Macak’s least favorite things, along with feasting on rotten rat and licking clean the odd-tasting metal of his clockwork leg. Mean people are low on his list and he isn’t afraid to give them a piece of his mind or claws and teeth if they’re slow to catch on, especially if they mistreat his Maeko. He doesn’t appreciate when Maeko leaves him behind, but she’s young and doesn’t yet realize how much she needs him, so he’ll be patient.
Be sure to check out Book 1

Novel Description:

Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.
Her only allies are Chaff, the cat, and Ash, the son of the only murder suspect, who offers her enough money to finally get off the streets if she’ll help him find the real killer.
What starts as a simple search ultimately reveals a conspiracy stretching across the entire city. And as Maeko and Chaff discover feelings for each other neither was prepared to admit, she’s forced to choose whether she’ll stay with him or finally escape the life of a street rat. But with danger closing in around them, the only way any of them will get out of this alive is if all of them work together.

About the author:
Nikki started writing her first novel at the age of 12, which she still has tucked in a briefcase in her home office. Despite a successful short story publication with Cricket Magazine in 2007, she continued to treat her writing addiction as a hobby until a drop in the economy presented her with an abundance of free time that she used to focus on making it her career.

Nikki lives in the magnificent Pacific Northwest with her husband, two horses, two cats, and one slightly crazy dog. She feeds her imagination by sitting on the ocean in her kayak gazing out across the never-ending water or hanging from a rope in a cave, embraced by darkness and the sound of dripping water. She finds peace through practicing iaido or shooting her longbow.

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Daughters of Men by A. R. Draeger & Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

  Daughters of Men by A.R. Draeger published April 5, 2015
Devastated by the loss of her son, Rebecca is struggling to salvage her marriage to Jacob, a cold and detached pastor. When he goes on a men's hunting retreat and does not return on time, Rebecca fears the worst. Jacob arrives three days late, citing bad weather and poor cell service as the reasons none of the men called home. Jacob appears healthy, but Rebecca is concerned with the deep gashes on his arms and is even more alarmed when he tells her that he stitched them himself. As the weeks pass, Rebecca begins to wonder what happened in the mountains. Jacob is not the same man he was before. While she is relieved he is no longer detached, she cannot comprehend why he’s become so flirtatious, so sexually aggressive. So obsessive. Jacob's odd behavior mounts, and the actions of the men who joined Jacob on the retreat grow more and more strange, convincing Rebecca that the men who came home are not the men who left. Who are these pretenders… and what have they done with her husband?

Amber Draeger


A.R. (Amber) Draeger resides in rural Texas with her husband, Josh, and son, Logan. When not writing or reading, she is watching reality TV shows or tromping through the nearby woods. Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads  
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