Once Upon A Twisted Time is HERE! :D

This is the official release day of Once Upon A Twisted Time, the first anthology from Moon Rose Publishing! A collection of dark adult fairytales, these stories will turn your idea of what a fairytale should be on its head! From Steampunk to Fantasy, there is something for everyone in this fantastic collection of four novellas. The novellas are based upon The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast-see if you can work out which one is which! It is now available on the Moon Rose Publishing site, and from Amazon!

 

 

Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.

This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat. And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…

Song of the Abyss

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation

In a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina “George” Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There’s just one thing standing in her way, her aunt – Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt’s factories?

Hawke and the Beast

Some curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch’s son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man’s heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.

Reborn City

Nyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.

 

Watch the Once Upon A Twisted Time Trailer NOW!

Want to know more about the Authors?

Author Links:

Lindsay Avalon Facebook Author page, Amazon Author page, Moon Rose Publishing page

Tara Stogner Wood Facebook Author page, Amazon Author page, Moon Rose Publishing page

Trish Marie Dawson Facebook Author page, Amazon Author page, Moon Rose Publishing Page

Miranda Stork Facebook Author Page, Amazon Author page, Moon Rose Publishing Page

Find out more about Moon Rose Publishing on its Website or Facebook page!

CONTEST

Moon Rose Publishing, to celebrate its newest release, is also having a huge contest over on Facebook and their website!

One grand prize winner will win;

* Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology * A personalized fairytale ring

* Once Upon A Twisted Time postcards and bookmarks

* Exclusive charm necklace and bookmark from Tara Stogner Wood

* Exclusive Once Upon A Twisted Time glossy poster.

And three runners up will win;

* Five free ebooks, including a copy of the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology

* And bookmark and postcard swag!

You can enter the rafflecopter contest here

Get your copy of Once Upon A Twisted Time on Amazon today!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Eternal Island Releases Wednesday!

It’s almost here! Kristie Haigwood’s next book – Eternal Island (With Ella Medler) will be released on Halloween! But first – a little about the Author:

Kristie Haigwood (a.k.a. K. S. Haigwood) is currently writing her 7th novel. She lives in Arkansas, US. She is the mother of 2 awesome kids and 2 great dogs. She is happily married to her soulmate who thinks reading is a solid waste of time. Opposites attract. Kristie’s works include Save My Soul and Forbidden Touch (both available on Amazon in ebook and print) Eternal Island, Eternal Immortality, Eternal Inception, Hell’s Gift and The Last Assignment. All coming very soon.

And now…Eternal Island…

A place where vampires rule, witches play, danger lurks and dreams really do come true. According to the crystal ball Ariana and Abe are destined to be together. The powerful attraction they feel confirms this, but others are determined to keep the two of them apart. With a seemingly endless supply of dead ends and obstacles in their way, will love be enough to bring them together and keep them safe? Will Ariana be able to discover and fulfill her ultimate responsibility? Or will an ancient evil destroy everything? How much would you sacrifice to save the one who owns your heart?

Eternal Island is a paranormal suspense novel, deeply rooted into myth. Vampires and magic form a unique backdrop to a love story with long reaching consequences. Human girl Ariana Lochalan finds herself transported from the relative calm of her ‘Nowhere, Arkansas’ life into a diametrically opposite existence when she discovers she is a powerful witch and meant to wed High Vampire of Eternal Island, Abe Cambridge. Despite first-sight magnetism, the two protagonists are being pushed apart, obstacles tripping them at every step, outside forces interfering and threatening their peace, and ultimately their lives. A world rich in magic and intrigue, Eternal Island is the first instalment of a saga which has love at its core and delves through the mire that is human nature in a turmoil of feeling and emotion. Would courage, resilience and love be enough to bring together two soul mates?

Follow Kristie Haigwood on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Blogspot! You can find Ella Medler on Amazon!

Don’t forget to pick up YOUR copy of Eternal Island Wednesday, October 31st!

Available on Amazon US

And Amazon UK

Happy Reading!!! 

Just in time for Halloween…’I Hope You Find Me’ is FREE today!

For today only – Wednesday 10/24 – I Hope You Find Me is FREE on Amazon!

Check it out, download a copy, share the link with your friends…and enjoy the journey!

Meet Author Lindsay Avalon!

While you all settle in for a fun interview – you can peek at Lindsay’s Bio:

I am a wife, a mother to an adorable mini schnauzer, a programmer, and now an author. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your crazy October to stop by today, Lindsay! Having been blessed to read a few snippets of your work (fantastic, too!), I have to ask…what inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve always loved reading and used to write poetry. After complaining to my husband a few too many times that I had nothing to read in a room filled with paperbacks (and you don’t even want to know how many Kindle books I own…), he asked me why I didn’t write my own book. This followed pestering by my older sister to participate in NaNoWriMo with her so finally I caved into peer pressure. I day dream and come up with scenes in my head so I tried to translate that to paper and discovered just how much I
loved it.

I’m curious to know how many Kindle books you have! 🙂 Can you tell us more about your latest book?

I’m working on two projects right now actually. The first is a novella that will be published in an anthology due out on Halloween. Song of the Abyss is a twisted fairy tale loosely based on the Little Mermaid. Here’s the blurb from it:

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

My full-length novel due out in December is called Breaking the Nexus. It’s a paranormal romance filled with mythology, magic, and even a murder mystery.

You know all those myths and legends you heard growing up? The ones that everyone always said were just made up stories? Well they were wrong; those tales were based on reality. The world you know is simply one realm, the Human Realm, and a magical barrier called the Nexus shields this realm from the truth. A second realm, the Mythrian Realm, exists, inhabited by all those creatures you thought were just fiction. The Nexus is breaking and the realms are colliding.

‘Breaking The Nexus’ sounds so interesting – can’t wait for the release! What has been the most difficult scene for you to write for your current project?

There are two scenes that gave me trouble. Initially I had no idea how to write a sex scene, but I managed to get over that one luckily lol. The other difficult scene has really been the ending. I’m the kind of person who won’t finish a really good video game because I don’t want to say goodbye to it. It sounds silly, but as much as I wanted to finish my book, it was really hard to write the ending.

Ending are tough. Even if you know how it should end. 🙂 So, do you follow a certain writing process with your work?

Not really. I tend to have a general idea of where I want a certain scene to go, but for the most part I just sit in front of the computer and type.

Do you read the same genre that you write/can you give us some examples of your favorite books?

I do! I read a bunch of different sub-genres of romance including paranormal, suspense, futuristic, historical, erotica…pretty much anything but “sweet.” Some of my favorite books have been the in Death series by J.D. Robb, Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh, Branded by Fire also by Nalini Singh, and then a whole bunch of other books that would take me forever to list out haha.

Excellent choices! If you could choose any Author, living or dead, to shadow for a year, who would you choose and why?

I think I’d shadow Nalini Singh. She has two series, the Archangel and the Psy-Changeling series, that are pretty distinct worlds and yet both are rich and engaging. I completely loose myself in her worlds. She is also one of the most consistent authors I’ve read given how many books she has published now. Often I find certain books just aren’t as strong as others, but I have yet to read one of her books that I’ve felt lacked in any way.

So Lindsay, what has been the most rewarding part of your writing journey so far?

Meeting so many wonderful people who have supported and encouraged me along the way. I dove headfirst into the writing community as a way to ensure I wouldn’t abandon Breaking the Nexus before I finished it, but I never imagined I’d meet all of the people I have. Also just the sheer escape I’ve found in writing. If I’m having a rough day, I know I can lose myself in my book and push aside all the worries I had. Even if I never sell more than a handful of copies, I’ll cherish both the friends I have found and the joy writing brings me.

Aww, wonderful answer! If you could give any advice for budding authors looking to self-publish, what would it be?

Throw yourself to the social wolves so to speak. Don’t be afraid to go out there and be yourself, meet new people, and above all else have fun. More than anything, be prepared to take critiques because no matter how amazing you may think your writing is, it can always be improved. There are those who will help you learn, but you have to be willing to listen!

“Social Wolves” – love it! If you could spend a month secluded in the woods, what books would you bring with you to read?

Oh wow this is a tough one. I think I would bring my indie author friends’ books because I’ve loved the ones I’ve gotten to but I’m still so behind. I’d also bring all of my in Death books, Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter books because I’ve reread all of those more times than I can count!

My Indie Author list is longer than my arm, too! What can we expect to see from you in the future and where can we find your work?

I plan on several more books in the Nexus series as well as some unrelated projects I have swirling in my head. Right now, I don’t have any books available for purchase but you can find more about my projects by visiting my blog.

Lindsay, it’s time for our Rapid-Fire questions! Strap in, and hold on!

White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate

Wine – Red or White? Any kind that’s sweet

Tent or Hotel? Hotel all the way

Beach or Pool? BEACH!!

Shower or Bath? Bath

eReader or Paperback? Paperback

Heels or Flats? Heels (I like feeling semi-tall!)

Bra or No Bra? Bra, definitely. Going without one is just too uncomfortable

Thank you so much for the interview Lindsay! It’s been a pleasure!! You can find out more about Lindsay and her work here: Twitter, Facebook, Website

Snippet Sunday!

Ready for another taste of ‘Dying To Remember’…the follow up to ‘Dying To Forget’? Here you go!

 

–Pulling my knees in to my chest, I arch an eyebrow at him, waiting for his hungry gaze to settle on my face. When it does, he cleares his throat but surprisingly locks his eyes with mine, rather than glancing somewhere else. I refuse to be the first one to look away.

“You’ve been gone a long time, Piper Willow,” he says softly, unblinking.

“Yeah? I thought there was no concept of time here?”

He lifts his chin but still refuses to break eye contact. “True, time does not matter here. But when one as lovely as yourself is absent for such a considerable amount of time, it’s noticeable.”

“Noticeable?” I ask, intrigued.

“Yes, I noticed your absence.”

“My absence,” I say quietly.

“Will you be repeating everything I say, Piper Willow?”

“Maybe when you stop calling me by both my names, I’ll think about it.”

“I see.”

I can’t help smiling at Rush as he shifts uncomfortably on the hard fountain rim, his legs looking impossibly long compared to my short ones. It’s my smile that breaks the eye contact. Rush grins and then briefly looks down at the hand that rests between us.

Ha! I won that round, Rush!

I blush when his eyes dart back to mine, something dark and wanting lingering near the surface.

Sighing, I lift my hands up in surrender, “What is it that you want, Rush?”

“We need to talk about your last assignment, or did you forget we would be watching?”

“We? Who exactly is ‘we’?” I stare hard at him, wishing I could penetrate his thoughts just as he was able to read mine.

“The Mentors and myself, of course. We were curious to see how things went for you,” he says with a smirk as he rises from the fountain, towering over me like some sort of Greek God.

“And?” Despite my irritation with him, I am beyond curious.

“And…we were not disappointed. Come, let’s speak.”–