A New Audio Book Release is Here

Dying to Return Audio

Piper Willow’s adventure in the afterlife continues as she struggles to discover who she is and what is expected of her. Faced with decisions that could change everything, she must weigh her desire to be with the ones she has come to love, or satisfy her curiosity and find out what lies beyond her world with someone new. What Piper experiences and the choices she makes could not only alter the delicate inner workings of the Station, but the delicate balance that Piper has managed to maintain inside herself. In the end, will it all be worth it?

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About the Narrator

Julia Farmer is a narrator and voice over artist in Chicago, IL, with an obsession for RPG video games and detective/espionage stories.  She’s also an experienced improv actor, having trained at Chicago’s famed Second City school and iO Theatre.  Outside of her narration work, you can hear her as the voice of Sarita in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season 2 video game.

About the Studio

Actors Audio is a division of Cerny/American Creative dedicated to producing audiobooks and audio drama. Actors Audio gives listeners a chance to hear quality books narrated by Chicago’s talented voice actors. They produced the award winning audio Bible “The Word of Promise” starring Jim Caviezel and Richard Dreyfuss, as  well as numerous “Twilight Zone” radio dramas.


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Release Blitz for ‘Midnight Moonrising’

Title: Midnight Moonrising
Series: Moonrising #1
Author: K.S. Haigwood & Anne Conley
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
 Release Date: July 31, 2015

BLURB

Mena wants the Master Vampire of Montgomery, Alabama, but the wolf inside her wants the homicide detective working the case of the man she murdered.

LINKS TO BUY

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Excerpt

With everyone thinking I was angry, I was taking a wild guess that it would be at least thirty minutes before anyone realized I was gone. That was a good head start. From the vague vibe I was feeling from Jess and the other traitors, I was looking at covering a distance of about four miles. I ran that nearly every morning, and the time it took to get there would allow my wolf and me time to figure out what we were going to do when we got there.

Cutting the bitch was what my wolf wanted to do, and I couldn’t honestly say that I wasn’t on board with that plan, but I was smart enough to know that I couldn’t take on eight werewolves on my own. I would have to find their hideout and come back with my pack. Bringing Phoenix and his clan to watch my back in case any of my wolves were really on Jessica’s side was a smart thing to do, so I would let them come, too, not that I would really get a choice in the matter; I doubted he would stay behind even if I begged him to.

A loud clatter had my head whipping around to look behind me again. An aluminum trash can lay on its side, its contents spilling into the street. A tabby cat peeked around the edge of the torn trash bag and I exhaled in relief. I was a sad case, indeed. I laughed at myself. I was not used to being the monster.

“I aim to change that, Mena.”

I rolled my eyes at my wolf. “You just be you and let me be me and we’ll get along just fine.”

Soft laughter filled my head and I had to smile. I had to admit that I liked her, regardless of how much trouble she was causing me with Phoenix. At least we had come to a compromise. I didn’t know how well said compromise was going to work out, or even if it would at all, but I was willing to try. Everyone deserved a shot at happiness, even with as insane as our case may be.

As I turned my head back around to continue on my journey, I ran smack-dab into the hard chest of a man. He was in shadow, so I couldn’t see his face. Stumbling back, I attempted to get my balance, but his arms closed tightly around my body, jerking me to him and trapping my arms down at my sides so I couldn’t move.

Struggling against his solid hold on me, I opened my mouth to let out a scream, but he twisted me around and clamped a hand over my mouth so fast that I didn’t know what was happening until I was being pulled backward, away from the security of the streetlights that lined the suburban road.

I raised my knee up then brought my foot down hard on the toe of his shoe. He let out a muffled grunt, but continued to drag me into the shadows.

This had to be one of the werewolves. The strength alone told me that. They had to have been watching my house, just waiting for me to leave. This bastard was going to kill me if I didn’t do something.

My wolf stirred under my skin. She wanted out and it was the first time since I’d been bitten that I agreed with that plan. With only a little more than human strength and quick reflexes, it wasn’t possible for me to handle a grown male werewolf on my own.

My final option, before letting my wolf free, was try to at least injure him. I hoped that would be enough to make him loosen his grip on me enough so I could run. If he gave chase, I would have to concede and let my wolf take over.

Gripping the dagger tighter in my palm, I rotated my wrist and drove the blade into his side as hard as I could. An ear-piercing ululation erupted from his throat and he let go of me. I didn’t wait or look back. I ran as fast as my legs would carry me, adrenaline and my wolf giving me the speed and strength to push my muscles past what a human would be able to endure.

“Mena… Mena!” I heard the cry behind me, but my mind wasn’t registering anything except panic and the need to get as far away from my attacker as possible. “Mena—wait! It’s me…” A strangled groan had me slowing. “…it’s… it’s Phoenix. I—I’m so sorry, Mena.”

I froze, not wanting to look back at the man, terrified that what he’d spoken was true. If it was—if I turned and saw those ice-blue eyes staring back at me, it would destroy any trust I had ever had in him.

“Please, Mena, I never meant to hurt you. I was only trying to scare you so you would realize what a stupid stunt going off on your own to find the killers was. What were you thinking?”

The blood rushed through my veins at an impossible speed, and fury washed over me in waves as I stood there trying to decide whether to walk away or allow my wolf to rip Phoenix’s head off. She was all for the second option.

I heard him cough, and then groan in agony. I imagined he was pulling the dagger out of whatever organ I had been lucky enough to hit. There was a lot of heavy, ragged breathing and two more guttural-sounding coughs. It appeared as though I had hit a lung. Too bad it wasn’t his heart! I wasn’t sure stabbing him in the heart with a silver blade would kill him, but I would have put money on a bet that it would have been a hell of a lot more painful.

I turned my head to glare at him, but the hatred I had expected to feel wasn’t there. He had fallen to his knees, and his head was bent, his eyes focused on the bright red stain spreading across his new shirt.

Shaking my head, I looked up to the sky and asked, “Why me?” After receiving no answer, I sighed and began the one-hundred-meter walk back to Phoenix.


K.S. Haigwood

Kristie Haigwood (a.k.a. K.S. Haigwood) is currently writing her 10th 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’, ‘Hell’s Gift’, ‘Good Side of Sin’, ‘Eternal Island’, ‘Eternal Immortality’ ‘Eternal Illusion’ ‘Accepting the Moon’ and ‘Midnight Moonrising’. ‘My Sweet Purgatory’ and ‘Andromeda’s Reign are releasing soon.

Kristie’s Author Links


ANNE CONLEY

Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing three romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. In Pierce Securities, she gives us Ryan, Evan, Miriam, Zack, Quinten, and Simon. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

Anne’s Author Links

Thursday Teaser – Finding Hope

Zoey huffed and collapsed at my heels, seemingly just as bored as the rest of us were while Ryder spent another ten minutes rambling on. Behind me, Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00075]Kris giggled at something Jacks said and I put my hand up with a sharp nod, interrupting Ryder as he spoke about the irrigation system and how the grid was powered by their wind farm and generator systems. I didn’t care how the lights were kept on. As long as they worked.

“I think some of us are anxious to settle in. Maybe we could finish up the tour in a few hours?” I asked.

Ryder’s cheeks flushed a rouge color that contrasted comically with his pale complexion. “Sure,” he stammered. In a rush to get to the door, he tripped over his feet, twice. “Let’s go meet the Leaders, and then I’ll see you each to your living quarters.”

– FINDING HOPE, Coming Soon!

Release Week Game Rules – Please Read

Before we start the games, here are a few easy rules and incentives! I’ll jot down the names of those who participate in each game (earnestly and with enthusiasm; one word comments or announcements like ‘I’m here!’ on the blog posts will not count) and all of those people will receive a little something special on June 28th. There will also be a grand-prize winner randomly selected from the participant pool at the end of the week, so my suggestion is to be here every day (the time does not matter) and participate as much as you can!

What you need to know:

  • All visitors of the blog are asked to be respectful toward others. There is no exception to this. Play nicely. 😉
  • Every day there will be a new game posted on the blog, and it will be numbered (Monday – Game 1, Tuesday – Game 2, etc…) so this will make it easy for you to find the games. 🙂
  • At the end of each day, I will go through and write down all those who participated that day. In other words, I will not add someone that posted a comment on Wednesday for Monday’s game. This is simply to save me time and make it fair for those who stop by every day.
  • At the end of the week, a list of names will be posted as winners. YOU are responsible for checking back in on Friday to see if your name is on the list. If so, follow the directions in that post carefully so you know how to collect your prize Friday morning.
  • A grand-prize winner will be announced some time after Friday. YOU are responsible for checking back in over the weekend.
  • This is release week for ‘DYING to RETURN’ but there might be posts put up here and there about things unrelated to The Station Series. Of course you can comment on anything here, but if the post is not labeled clearly as a ‘Game’ for the day, then it was posted for anyone and everyone to simply enjoy.
  • Now read this one carefully, over and over so you understand: Have fun!

Release Day Party for ‘DYING to RETURN’

The anticipated release of the 3rd Station book is almost here!

To celebrate, a party will be held online right here on the blog…

You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your computer chair to participate.

Be sure to come back to see what we will be up to next Friday…

And don’t forget to grab your copy of ‘DYING to RETURN’ on June 28th! 😀

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