Friday Freebies & Deals!

Woot! It’s Friday – and most of us are probably still suffering from a food coma from yesterday. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did, even without the turkey! Since I know you all love reading, and not everyone goes out for shopping this weekend (I don’t lol), here are more freebies and deals for y’all! Some of the following titles may be on SALE, so double-check before you one-click, just to make sure. *wink*


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Erin the Fire Goddess by LAVINIA URBAN

From Pheonix Flames by LENA WINFREY SEDER

Trial Run by ELLA MEDLER

Geek of Legend: The Elvish Screwdriver by Geekus Maximus

Fierce Winds and Fiery Dragons by Nan Sweet

Pride by NICOLE SUZANNE BROWN

Girl Fights Back by Jacques Antoine

The Road to Cordia by Jess Allison

I Hope You Find Me by TMDBooks

Dying to Forget by TMDBooks

Sacrifice of Innocence by ALLISON COSGROVE


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So there you have it – a nice list of freebies or deals for you to chomp down on over the holiday weekend!!

Happy Black Friday Everyone!

Happy Release Day – ‘Vigilante of Shadows’!

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Today is the official release of Vigilante of Shadows!

The beginning of a new series from Miranda Stork, the action begins fast and hard with a murder, an immortal murderer, and a bright young police officer caught in the action. Oh, and shadow people and a demon. Did I not mention those? Vigilante of Shadows sets the series off on a path that will be humourous, horrifying, and just a little bit steamy. A path where this time…the whole of humanity hangs in the balance.

Aodhan clutched uselessly at his head, groaning. He knew it was useless, because the voice was not inside his head. It followed him, skimming across buildings and land. It had followed him since he was sixteen, and it still followed him today, like a memory too horrific to be forgotten…

Aodhan is a shadow-demon, hardened and cold after years of being alone, after his love, his Entwined, was cruelly taken away from him. He has closed his heart to the world, and now spends his life ridding the world of men like those who took his beloved away, an immortal hit-man…

Arianwen Harris is a young DCI, working for York City Police. When a known criminal is found viciously killed, she finds herself trailing a hit-man who has seemed to escape clutches again and again…but she begins to find herself drawn to his dark charms and roguish good looks…

As their two worlds collide, Aodhan and Arianwen find themselves coming together to escape a far greater enemy, one that threatens to create a world far worse than the one they live in. As they battle to hold back the oncoming forces, fate has another plan; one to draw them together and heal their broken pasts together…

 

Want more? Here is a little teaser for you:

He paced along speedily, hands shoved deep in the pockets of his jeans. The sounds of the night surrounded him–distant cat song, the steady hum of far-off cars, the soft sound of wind whistling underneath people’s windows. He loved being out at night, not because it was a time when his ‘kind’ were more active, but simply because it was so much quieter than the day. The sounds of people rushing around disappeared, and left a peaceful calm with the soothing darkness.

Of course, there were the voices in his head, but that was another story.

He shrugged his shoulders up, cutting off the wind whistling around his neck. He wasn’t particularly cold, but the noise was annoying when your ears were so sensitive that a pin dropping could sound like a two-ton weight.

Aodhan’s mind went back to the girl from the bar. He hadn’t meant to be so brisk with her, but it was really best that no-one got that close. He…didn’t do well with people any more. They always brought back memories of simpler times, of her. And besides that…he killed people. People who wouldn’t die if they hadn’t found out about them…

Aodhan was a demon.

A rare demon, as well, a shadow demon. He had been born to a Scottish clan just over eight-hundred years ago, to humans. Contrary to what he saw people believed in the media and books, demons were actually born to humans. There was no line of them, like vampires or werewolves. They were simply…random.

When he had been born, there were no noticeable signs of what he was. He just looked like any of the other babies born to them, strong and healthy, but definitely human.

As he grew older, he had shown great proficiency with all weapons, learning faster than any of the other boys in the clan. Even some of the boys older than him had a hard time keeping up. He was never big-headed about it though, simply trying to fit in with everyone else. However, the clan talked about how the strange-eyed boy was so much quicker and stronger than others twice his age, and whispered about ancient gods coming back to the earth. His looks weren’t too odd for his clan, everyone having black, brown, or auburn hair. But his eyes were odd. All others in his clan had mostly blue eyes; some of them had brown eyes. But he had startling clear green ones, more like a cat than a human.

When he was thirteen, he suddenly began developing strange growths near his temples. After going to see the clan’s wise woman about it, she simply cackled, and whispered, “Those who are given the gift of darkness, should not fear the unknown.” He had shaken off the wise woman’s words, telling himself that she had finally gone crazy.

The growths had developed further, until they started to look like small dark horns, about the length of his thumb. They curled close to the curve of his head, smooth with small ridges forming at each stage of their growth. Luckily, Aodhan’s hair grew wild and long, allowing him to cover them up as much as he could.

By the time his twentieth year was reached, he was a well-loved member of his clan. He was kind and helpful to all, and helped to fight off their enemies more times than he could count on both hands. But he was holding a dreadful secret from his clan. Since his horns had grown, he had also noticed many other things.

He had begun to…see things. Shadows.

When he was out hunting in the forest near to their home, he would think that he had seen someone moving in the trees behind him. But when he swung around to face them…nothing. Then he would hear a soft chuckle, his name being called on the wind. At night, in his bed as he tried to sleep, he would see black figures running around the walls.

He had tried to tell the wise woman of the village again, thinking them to be spirits sent to drive him mad, or something worse. She simply shook her head at him, and chuckled, rocking herself to and fro. He had got used to the shadows by now, drawing the blanket up over his head so that he couldn’t hear their taunting murmurs….

Aodhan suddenly stopped walking, snapping out of his daydream. He was sure he had seen one of…them. Looking all around, he scanned the buildings with his vivid eyes. The problem with them was that they could hide anywhere they chose–walls, buildings, floors, anywhere–especially at night.

The red brick buildings around him looked empty, the few alleyways just leading alongside the backs of houses, a small number of bins scattered about. No-one else was walking near him on the pavement, no sound anywhere. Just as he was about to turn around and carry on walking, pulling his jacket up again, he heard something behind him. Something whispery and cold.

“Aodhan…”

 

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Be sure to check out this awesome GIVEAWAY today – don’t miss it!

You can get your copy of Vigilante of Shadows here:

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About the Author – Miranda Stork

I was born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire in 1987 and have lived in various places around Britain, including Newcastle and Glasgow.

My writing is inspired by various writers, including the vivid characters of Charles Dickens, the imagination of Stephen King, and the gothic imagery of Anne Rice.

My love of horror began at an early age, when I was only three or four. I could read proficiently at the age of three, and devoured fairy-stories, but I always had a bent towards the darker stories, such as the Brother’s Grimm’s tales…Red Riding Hood was always a firm favourite, although I always felt sorry for the wolf, despite him having tried to eat everyone!

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!

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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!!! 

Author Interview & Book Launch with Miranda Stork!

“I was born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire in 1987 and have lived in various places around Britain, including Newcastle and Glasgow. My writing is inspired by various writers, including the vivid characters of Charles Dickens, the imagination of Stephen King, and the gothic imagery of Anne Rice.”

Oh, are you all in for a treat today! My good friend, who just happens to be a writer too, is launching a new book today and took some time out of her crazy Book Release Internet Tour to stop by and do an interview for us! 🙂 So…grab an extra pillow and get comfortable…Miranda is ours (well, for at least a few minutes)!

Miranda! Thank you so much for joining us today, and congrats on the new book! Can you tell us more about it?

‘Erin’ is my newest novel, and is the sequel to ‘Conner’. It continues the story on from Conner, following Erin as we now see her in her new life. I don’t want to give too much away for people who haven’t read ‘Conner’, but let’s just say that the revelation at the end of ‘Conner’ leads into a war in ‘Erin’. There will be more horror, more sex, and 67% more snark.

I. Cannot. Wait. Super happy for you! Inquiring minds want to know…could you share your writing process with us?

NO! Nah, I’m kidding. I’m not sure I actually have a good writing process, but it works for me. I tend to have an idea, and make a few notes on it. I never really plan everything, per se, but I do know where the major conflicts and plot points should pop up. I’m definitely a ‘pantster’ writer, I like to see where the story will take me. Sometimes I write something, read it back a few days later, and can’t even understand how I wrote it. Which means it’s either working, or I have another personality. Take your pick. 😀

Hmm. A ‘panster’ writer. I fit into this category as well. lol Where does the inspiration for your writing come from?

All kinds of things. Mainly people though, and one of my favourite things to do is people-watch. And yes, it freaks people out. But it is for art! So a necessary evil. A lot of my inspiration also comes from places; most of my novels so far are set in places I’ve actually been, and the memory of that place sometimes suggests a story to me. I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal as well, so I guess it fascinates me enough that strange stories pop up in my head!

There’s no shame in people-watching…as long as you don’t invest in binoculars. (No judgment if you do) So, if you could be one of your characters for a day, who would you choose and why?

Oooh, tough question…but I think it would have to be Erin herself. She is (at least physically, and with snark) based a little on me, but there the similarities end. She is like a super-duper version of me, and it would be awesome to spend a day as her. Especially in ‘Erin’. She is EPIC.

And if Erin became a movie, what would the opening song be?

I love this question! I have actually thought about this a couple of times, so I’m glad someone asked. It would be a toss-up between Disturbed’s ‘The Animal’, or possibly ‘Bring Me To Life’ by Evanescence.

I pick Evanescene! Now we all know writing is a 24/7 job but how do you pass the time when you aren’t writing?

We can have spare time in between writing??? I’m only kidding, I like to do a few things; cooking is a big passion of mine, as is painting. I do both digital realism and abstract oils, and it can be a nice break from writing while still being creative. I also enjoy a lot of sports, including swimming, karate, and tennis- although I’m not very good at tennis! 😀

*Note to self – don’t mess with Miranda or she will Karate-chop me*

Do you have any advice for budding writers?

Keep writing! That is the most important thing. Lots of people think we sit around waiting for the ‘muse’ to show up, but it really isn’t like that at all. Or if it is, someone needs to let me know, because I missed that memo. Always make time in your day, every day, to write. Even if you write total rubbish, and only had half an hour to do it in, it will become routine as your writing improves. Treating it as a job, rather than a hobby, is what sorts the writers from the would-be writers. And read! Stephen King’s saying is true, ‘If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write.’

Nah, you didn’t miss the memo. Or…maybe we both did. lol So, what can we expect to see from you in the future?

Ooh, lots of things! I’m currently working on my new series, ‘Scarlet Rain’, in which it will kick off with a ‘shadow-demon’, and add lots of other creatures as well! I’m also trying to find time to fit in a few comedic pieces, and of course I’m writing up my ‘Bassinville Witches’ series for the next ten months.

Yes! Hopefully we will see something with ‘cats’ in the future! 😉 If you could shadow your favorite Author for a year (living or dead) who would you choose and why?

Definitely, definitely, Charles Dickens. He is my favourite author of all time, and I imagine it would be amazing to spend even a day learning about his writing and his inspiration, never mind a year!

Excellent choice! That would be one very awesome year. Miranda, where can we find your work?

You can find my print books on Amazon and all good bookstores, and you can find my ebooks on amazon and Smashwords.

And now it’s time for our Rapid-Fire Questions!!

Chocolate or Wine?

Ooh….erm….erm…chocolate?

Beach or Pool?

Definitely beach.

Cats or Dogs?

Toughie, as I’ve had both…but right now I only have my little cat, so cats.

eReader or Paperback?

While I love e-books for lots of reasons, nothing will ever beat the smell and feel of a paperback.

Folding Laundry or Cleaning the Cat-box?

Ugh! Folding laundry please!

Delivery or Take-Out

Take-out. I’m not lazy to walk there, just too lazy to not cook it.

Heels or Flats?

Heels! Every time!

Jeans or Dresses?

Hmmm…..it would have to be my jeans, as I love them, but still glammed up with my heels.

Awesome interview, Miranda!! I do hope you enjoy your interview rounds today, and wish you the best with your new book release!! You can find Miranda on her Website, and on her Author page with Amazon . Keep reading for more info about Erin…the anticipated sequel to Conner.

 

Erin is the werewolf Queen of Athol Castle. She has no memories of the events of a few months ago, where she believed herself to be a psychologist, and met the enigmatic and charming Conner…

Filtiarn has taken over Conner’s body once more, and is relishing being in control. Cruel and sensual, he decides to work on a plan…to take over humanity. He begins a war…of werewolves against humans. But unknown to him, Conner is fighting against him within his own body, to set things right, and to bring Erin back from her own darkness. He tries to undo a great mistake from long ago, using Erin’s famed sword, Sioctine, as remnants of his own memory come back to him, opening up the present he now lives in.

At the same time, another enemy is using the situation to their advantage, following the werewolves at every turn, threatening to undo everything that Conner is struggling to obtain…

But will he be able to bring Erin back from Filtiarn’s grasp, or is it too late? And will he be able to stop the war against the humans progressing?

And who is threatening to take over not only the humans, but the werewolves as well?

Find Erin in the Amazon US store or the Amazon UK store today!

Happy Reading!