Massive ebook giveaway! Well-behaved women seldom make history...

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Ready for women's history month? We are, and we have a massive pile of books featuring amazing kick-butt female characters to share with you.

I don't know about you, but I hate female characters who wait on men to save them. It annoys me to no end. I suppose that's how I ended up with characters like Lily and Layla. There are over 100 books in this giveaway and lots of chances to enter! Let's kick some ass and take some names!


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Lady Macbeth on Sale & Deleted Scene!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I know some of you have been waiting for a sale on Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens. This week is the week! The novel will be available for just 99 cents all week. Click below to head over to Amazon!

 

For fun, I thought I'd share a deleted scene from Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens with you. For those who have read the novel, this scene takes place right before Sid (Gruoch's half-fey friend) and Gruoch enter the burial mound. This is a rough cut version, but still a fun read.

 Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens Deleted Scene

We entered a valley where the ground was covered by a vast bed of moss, a barrow in the center. Domed like a turtle shell, it rose some eight feet high. It, too, was covered in lichen. Save its shape, it blended into the land, was part of the earth. The mounds were magical places. Many of the barrows were burial mounds. Ancient kings and queens and powerful bards and druids had been buried within. More often, the mounds were places where the worlds were thin. They were places where the faerie folk and beings from the other world crossed the border between our world and theirs, just as they did with the standing stones.
There was such a place quite near Alister’s castle, a singular standing stone located very near a mound. That mound, said to be the tomb of a long forgotten king, was not as large as the one before me. It was also shaped like a turtle shell but more jumbled with old stones, and, perhaps, only five feet in height. Wild flowers and grasses grew on the mound. Our court was returning from a nearby holding when we passed close by one day. I must have been fourteen or so at the time. My father was not yet dead. Madelaine had stopped at the stone.
“Come here, Corbie,” Madelaine had called. It was a bright, warm summer day. I dismounted and joined her at the stone. “Here. Touch it. Feel the stone? Can you feel the energy, the magic living inside?” she asked.
Taking my hand, she set it on the standing stone. It was a tall stone, nearly twelve feet in height. It had been carved with swirling designs: bears, birds, stags, crowns, and other twisting marks. The stone felt warm under my hand. The grit of the limestone felt rough on my fingers.
“Now look at the mound,” she whispered in my ear. “Tomb of the old king. His story is marked here,” she said, stroking the stone. “I can almost hear his name on the wind. He is an ancient man, coming from beyond our shores. When I think of him, I taste salt water in my mouth,” she added, her voice sounding far away as she gazed at the mound.
The warm summer air seemed to shift with wavy heat, and I had thought, for just a moment, that I saw a man standing near the mound. He was tall and wore a silver helmet that covered his head. A shimmering purple stone at encased at the brow shimmered in the sunlight.
A voice bellowed behind us, “Madelaine!”
I pulled my hand away. Behind me, Alister and Father Edwin stared at us. Father Edwin had gone pale from horror. Alister just looked angry.
“What are you doing, woman?” Alister growled at Madelaine.
She turned and smiled prettily at him. “Oh, my dear, just showing Corbie the old things that dot your lands. Pretty carvings, aren’t they?” she asked her husband.
I bit my bottom lip, angry to see my aunt play so stupid.
“Come away, Lady Gruoch. Don’t go near such unholy things,” Father Edwin said to me while Alister glared at Madelaine. “My lord, why don’t you have the stone torn down. Surely young ladies don’t need such pagan temptations right just beyond their castle walls. I can come with some men and bless the site with the scared water of Christ, purifying the devil—“
Alister groaned. “Ugh, priest, you are giving me a headache! Enough with your foolishness. Everyone is acting like some piece of stone is something to be concerned with. You will leave it where it stands. Madelaine, get on your horse and ride before I take my crop to you!”
“Yes, my Lord. Many apologies,” she said with a false smile, quickly remounting her horse and motioning for me to do the same.
Alister and Father Edwin road off, leaving me and Madelaine to fall in behind him. Defeated, Madelaine road forward quietly. Before the barrow was out of sight, I had turned and looked back. The ancient warrior was still there, a wavering figure in the summer sun. He pulled off his helmet, a tumble of black hair falling all around him, and bowed to me.
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Release Day! Craving Talon by Zoey Derrick, RBTL Tour

Monday, February 16, 2015


Title: Craving Talon
Author: Zoey Derrick
Series: 69 Bottles
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic, LGTB, M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M , M/M
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date:  Feb 17 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print 
Blurb/Synopsis: 
The story picks up as 69 Bottles continues their tour, riding a surge of success thanks to an impromptu duet between Talon and Addison. 
It’s a crazy turn of life for Addison Beltrand, who’s always lived to work and worked to live. Now, everything is shifted upside down—and that’s not a bad thing. Stepping on the 69 Bottles tour bus has banished the heartache of her past, and feels like a rocking new beginning. 
Talon Carver and Kyle Black couldn’t agree more. The band’s lead singer and manager are falling hard for the beautiful rock chick, and will do anything to keep her in their bed—and between their bodies—forever.
The trio’s blissful bubble is popped by a danger nobody has anticipated. The band’s security team, always watchful for fan attacks on the members, isn’t prepared for what happens to Addison during this leg of the tour. Will Kyle and Talon be able to help save Addison? Or will her fear force her to pack her bags and return to LA?

Everything hinges on her decision…
Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride… 

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Best Selling Author Zoey Derrick comes from Glendale, Arizona. She was once a mortgage
underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
 

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
 Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. 
 

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.


Places to find Zoey 

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Win $10 from the authors of The Falling in Deep Collection

Saturday, February 14, 2015


As the authors of the Falling in Deep collection are typing "THE END" on our manuscripts and start getting them ready for our summer launch, we thought it was time for you to see all those lovely covers and get connected so you don't miss a mermaid story!

Oh yeah, and we wanted to give you $10 to play with on Amazon as well!

My novella, Ink, will be part of the collection. In case you missed it, here is my cover:


Now, giveaway time!

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Death of the Spirit by Rick Chiantaretto

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Happy Friday the 13th!
The cover for Death of the Spirit (Crossing Death #2) is finally here, but it isn't enough to do JUST a cover reveal and giveaway. We want to give something to EVERYONE! So for this very special release, scroll down to get Death of the Body (Crossing Death #1) FREE.

Death of the Spirit (Crossing Death #2)

Author: Rick Chiantaretto
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Occult, Suspense
Release Date: March 13, 2015
Synopsis:
I have no idea who I am anymore.
In Los Angeles, I would have given anything to go home to Orenda, my world where magic was alive and nature spoke to me. Now that I'm back I feel out of place, burdened with responsibility. The human part of me misses the simplicity of Earth, the mage part begs for connection with magic, and the demon part? I don't want to admit that exists.
As the darkness inside me grows, I'll learn to sacrifice for the greater good, as my people have always done. In order to save my family (both mage and human alike), I must face my nightmare, embrace the demon, and descend into the shadowy world of my enemy—the Hell of the Damned.
Once there, I will have nothing left to fear but myself: Edmund Gavel, human, mage, demon... maybe monster.

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Death of the Spirit Cover

Buy Death of the Spirit on Amazon Click here to preorder - $2.99


About the Author

Rick Chiantaretto
I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.
So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.
I have some books published and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, why rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.
I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice.
Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.

Stalk Rick on: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Google+ | Website

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Haven't started the Crossing Death series?

Good thing today is lucky Friday the 13th!

I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own-the betrayer of my kind.
But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father's ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must learn who I really am, protect my friends, get the girl, and find my way back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.

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Share the Love Blog Hop

Thursday, February 5, 2015


We're Sharing the Love this week and surprise bombing bloggers and authors we adore with a little love! Hop by all of the blogs for chances to win great prizes at each stop and find out which authors and bloggers we think are so darn special! Thanks to Herding Cats & Burning Soup, the Herd Hops, for organizing!

For this "Share the Love" event, I want to introduce you to two new authors, Carrie L Well and Poppy Lawless.

Being a new author is tough business. It took me two years for people to start noticing my work. Still, I always meet readers (maybe even you!) who have never heard of me before. The book market is vast and full of amazing talent. For this "Share the Love" giveaway hop, I want to introduce you to two authors who are new on the scene and who have new series coming out in 2015:

Meet Carrie L Wells:

My real life gal-pal Carrie is launching her first books this year, starting with a paranormal mermaid romance that I am dying to read! Check out the amazing cover! This novella will be available Summer 2015!




Meet Poppy Lawless:

Another upcoming author is Poppy Lawless, a contemporary and paranormal romance author who has some sweet series planned! Her first novella, Love by Chocolate, will release later this spring and we can look for her paranormal series, The Kitchen Witch Tales (featuring a signature pink cupcake), and her contemporary romance series, The Elles of Barefoot Beach, later in 2015!



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BRTL Presents: You and Me 4ever by Isabella White, Cover Reveal & Giveaway


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Chasing the Star Garden on audiobook! The Harvesting's audiobook in Production!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


So, I'm an audiobook addict. I burn through my Audible credits about 2 seconds after they arrive. Hearing your book on audio is pretty amazing. I loved working with voice artist and actress Libby Clearfield bringing Lily and crew to life in the audiobook of Chasing the Star Garden. She did an awesome job.


I have been working for the last couple of months with voice artist Kristin James for the production of The Harvesting's audiobook. She is wonderful to work with and SPOT ON with the accents. I can't wait for you to hear Grandma Petrovich. I'll be sure to let everyone know when the audiobook is available. You're going to love it!

I spotted a deal from Audible I wanted to share with you. usually they give away 1 free audiobook but they are running a special for 2 freebies right now. I love my audible subscription, thought you might too! Enjoy!


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