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Sunday, October 4, 2015

More Fabulous Fall Reads & Cover Reveals!

October brings cool weather, Halloween fun and great books to cozy up with. Today Idea City showcases the work of Christine Rains, S. D. Wasley, Stephanie Keyes, Christy Centeno and River Fairchild! Want to see some wonderful covers and read alluring blurbs? Sure you do.

Here is Christine Rain's Ghost Dancer. It's the first sexy book in her The Paramours romance series with Ellora's Cave. 

The Paramours - ghost hunting with a kiss.

When Nina Azure’s talent as a ghost dancer doesn’t persuade a handsome phantom to talk, she entices him with sizzling sexual energy. Ben Moore’s spirit is tied to this world with guilt, but he breaks his self-imposed silence for the beautiful Nina. Lust makes him fully physical and she loses herself to desire. She must help him carry on to the afterlife, but her attraction to him is immensely powerful. She must push aside her own feelings and let him go—and perhaps find romance among the living.
Buy it on Amazon, Kobo, Ellora's Cave
Put it on your Goodreads TBR List
Visit Christine's website

Next, a cover reveal for The Rift by SD Wasley. Pretty, huh? It's the sequel to The Seventh and it launches in November! Put Rift on your Goodreads TBR list here.
The Rift blurb:
“I longed for normality. Even our own, off-the-wall brand of normality.”
She’s finally got things together. Mimi’s dating a hot guy and has a place in the school’s Gifted Program with her awesome friends. Yes, she still attracts the dead. But there’s only one ghost these days, and he doesn’t seem to have an awful lot to say.

Just when Mimi’s life is looking pretty good for the first time in years, the unthinkable happens ... one of the seven gifted teens is torn from their close-knit group. The unity of their circle shattered, things begin to go terribly wrong. It’s ruining their focus—and with the threat of the Astarion cult growing stronger each day, the gifted seven need all the focus they can muster.

In The Seventh, Mimi found her place in a circle of seven extraordinary teenagers. In The Rift, she must face what happens when the circle of seven is broken.

Read book one while you wait for book two! Find it at Amazon, B&N
Visit SD Wasley: website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads

Next we have a cover reveal for Blood in the Shadows written by acclaimed authors, Stephanie Keyes and Kristy Centeno. It launches in early November!

Stephanie and Kristy bring you two stories that prove love and light can overcome the pain and shadows.

With secrets hidden in the night, and dangerous creatures prowling the woods, trusting the enemy can mean either life or death. Two dark worlds...One night that will change their lives forever...Where evil lurks, only goodness can prevail.

Featuring Shadows by Kristy Centeno and The Boy In The Trees by Stephanie Keyes.

Preorder Blood in the Shadows from Kobo
Put Blood in the Shadows on your Goodreads TBR list

Visit Stephanie: website, Twitter, Instagram.
Visit Kristy: website, Facebook, Twitter, blog.

And if you like your books dark, here's River Fairchild's Demon in the Basement, a story collection that may have you shivering under your covers. It's available now!

Thirty-two stories, including a novelette by the same title, to keep you awake at night. 

A time-traveling Chevy, an ancient church of evil, a house possessed by black magic. Stories to fill you with dread, draw you into places you'd rather not go, smack you in the face with ironic possibilities. Meet the monsters of myth, the creatures that lurk under your bed, the phantoms you thought didn't exist. Travel to the real Atlantis, strap in for the Bermuda Triangle. Terror lurks in the ocean, while an asteroid hides a secret.
Leave a nightlight on before you go to sleep. Something's coming for you. 

Get it now at Amazon, Smashwords, 
Visit River: her Amazon author page, blog, Facebook.

Enjoy chillingly great reads this October.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New novels by fantasy authors Labuschagne & Centeno

I'm thrilled to present two fantastic dark fantasy authors with fall launches. Carlyle Labuschagne and Kristy Centeno. Want to see the books? Sure you do!

Carlyle Labushagne's Dead of Night was first published in 2014 in the USA. It's just been re-edited with new content by Fire Quill Publishers! It was nominated by Kindle Hub for Best Dystopian and by UtopYAcon Best Dystopian.

The blurb: In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.

World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take - because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?

Buy it from Smashwords. Amazon. Barnes & Noble . Add it to your Goodreads list. Check out its creative page including the playlist & image board!

Connect with Carlyle: FacebookTwitterwebsiteinstagramAmazonRADIO INTERVIEW
Carlyle is an South African award-winning author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding drama to every story she creates. For now she's happy to take over the world and convert non sci-fi believers. Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about."I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life."

She has used writing as a healing tool, and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you don't have to go it alone!"  Follow @CarlyleL for all updates. Founder of SAIR Book Festival   
Co Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.   Founder of Help build a library in South Africa. 

Another great fall launch is Kristy Centeno's Dark Side of the Moon from Inkspell Press.
During her darkest hour, will she find the courage to seek the light?
Marjorie has eluded both capture and death yet again, but her days are numbered. The old threat has resurfaced to endanger everyone she cares for and only a forged alliance with a member of royal blood will guarantee their safety and hers.
However, in the midst of accepting who she is, Marjorie has to come to terms with the fact that those she considered friends may be anything but, and the mother she thought dead may have been missing against her will.
A relationship in turmoil, a storm brewing in the distance, a shattered tranquility...will she find the courage to save her loved ones even if that means losing her humanity?
Buy the ebook at Amazon, B&N, Kobo. The paperback at CreateSpace.

About the Author:
Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror and contemporary romance. 
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind. She is currently working on finishing the Secrets of the Moon saga among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

Monday, September 21, 2015

What's Doing for OCT Spooky Season? Mayhem in the Air - Cover reveal!

Untethered Realms, the speculative fiction author group I'm in has been cooking up a spooky new story anthology set to release around Halloween! My story is called A Strange Penitence. Here's a peek at the gorgeous cover! Even better, you can now put it on your Goodreads To-Be-Read list.

From Amazon bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead. Mayhem in the Air is the second, long-awaited story collection from the dynamic and inventive Untethered Realms group. 

A Strange Penitence by Catherine Stine - A young artist pays a supernatural price when a drawing trip to North Carolina turns deadly.

Mass Transit by Graeme Ing - For Emily, mind over matter is not just a saying, but the gateway to her career among the largest starships built by man.

A Tangled Weave by River Fairchild - A TimePulse rips through the Great Tapestry of Life, leaving Earth’s history in a jumble, and Death and Chronos in a race to save the world yet again.

Corrosive by M. Pax - In a world ruined by pollutants, Bex sets off to establish a new homestead with her dreamy robotic man. Already farming her plot of land is another dreamy man with radical ideas, presenting new challenges as corrosive as the air.

Saving Scrooge: A Short Story Prequel to the Saving Marley Series by Gwen Gardner - Marley is sent from purgatory to save the soul of his old friend. Can he save his own in the bargain?

The Silent Wind by Christine Rains - A team of specialists must dispel a mysterious storm on an alien planet to prepare it for colonization. One by one the crew disappears until only a seasoned soldier remains. How can he battle a hungry wind that makes no noise?

Paper Lanterns by Cherie Reich: In order to keep his promise to his daughter, Mayor Alfred Merry must betray the woman he loves.

Chaos. Hope. Love. by Misha Gerrick - Although Eris is the goddess of chaos, her life has fallen into a nice and comfortable routine. Until someone from her past shows up in her bookstore.

Cardinal Sin by Julie Flanders: Beleaguered hospital workers bury the living with the dead in the midst of a tuberculosis epidemic and a seething spirit vows vengeance from the skies.

The Ark by Cathrina Constantine -Plagued with memory flashes of fiery explosions and running for her life, Fallon emerges from a drugged stupor to find herself in an airborne Ark, and the earth below is a drowning wasteland.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebration, sale & visit me at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

September is here and with it come autumn sales, the Brooklyn Book Festival and renewed writing pushes. I'm hard at work on book three in my Art of Love romance series, tentatively called Girl and the Gamer. To help celebrate the series so far, Shades of Rose is running a three-day book blast and a great sale for the boxed set, which includes the first two books. It is marked down from $3.99 to $1.99! If you're curious about Book three, it has Sienna dashing back to her hometown in Pennsylvania to see her mom in the hospital, who is hanging on with a strange ailment. Sienna runs into some old friends and a very sexy former enemy, who is mind-blowingly different than he was when she knew him in middle school.

I'm signing at the Brooklyn Book Festival:
I will be signing Art of Love and Ruby's Fire paperbacks at the Brooklyn Book Festival from 4 to 6 on September 20 (this Sunday!). So come visit me at the Romance Writers of New York City booth if you're in the area. That's booth #250. It's adjacent to the corridor along the Brooklyn courthouse.
Buy the boxed set here. Limited time sale reduced to only $1.99 down from $3.99! The Shades of Rose Book Blast tour for the Art of Love Boxed set (links go live the day of)
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HUGE SALE!!! All prequels and sequels free or 99 cents!

Secret Worlds --- Free today only!

Did you enjoy the 21 spell-binding tales of paranormal romance in the Secret Worlds box set? Then continue the adventure with:

Pack Princess

Book two in the Wolf Rampant trilogy. When a female werewolf shows up on Terra's doorstep smelling just like her absent mate, the new alpha is faced with her biggest hurdle yet.

99 cents for a limited time!
Come the Dark

Book two in the Forever Girl series. Even if Cordovae can kill the dark spirits plaguing Salem quickly enough to return forward in time and save her daughter, there's still one problem: she's falling in love with a man who can't return with her.
The Devil's Angel

Book two in the Devil Series. To save Eve, Lucien must face the monsters of his past. But when they collide with the present, the consequences prove deadly.

99 cents for a limited time!
Fireseed One

The prequel to Ruby's Fire. Varik inherits a sea farm after the mysterious drowning of his marine biologist father. When a beautiful terrorist steals from his father's secret seed bank, he must venture with her into a zone teeming with treacherous nomads and cults to search for a magical hybrid plant that may not even exist.

99 cents for a limited time!

Carpe Noctem

Part of the Moonlight story line (a companion and series starter).

Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition... that's the hard part.

99 cents for a limited time!

Sleeping with the Beast

Book two in the Conduit series.

After narrowly surviving a murderous mob, curvy Conduit/Supplicant Charisse and alpha Beast Abram escape to the remote island of Grimoult, where their relaxing vacation soon turns into a sinister suicide mission.

99 cents for a limited time!
After the Fall

Book two in the Broken Angel series. When secrets of the past are finally revealed, tempers flare, brother is pitted against brother, and fallen angel Lash and Naomi face their greatest threat: choosing love, family, or duty.

99 cents for a limited time!

Saving Grace

While this title is also the first book in The Ryan Chronicles, Saving Grace picks up where Trinity Rising leaves off. CJ Ryan holds the power of the gods, and Lucifer wants him in order to destroy Damian and obtain a coveted trinity to build his dark army.

99 cents for a limited time!

Other 99 cent books you may enjoy:


Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.

99 cents for a limited time!


After a teenage boy ingests a stolen drug from a medical research company, his dark alter ego takes over and he is determined to make Claire just like him. Like hell.

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Dead Girls Never Shut Up

Toni's grandmother is a psychopath.
Her sister is a ghost.
Her boyfriend is possessed.
And she has no idea who she is.

99 cents for a limited time!

Jaguar at the Portal

Ixchel is a lonely veterinarian fleeing from her past. Finn is a were-jaguar hunting for his future. Can the two learn to work together, or will they lose the game that has turned into a struggle for survival?

99 cents for a limited time!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

More boxed sets for the beach. Sale ones too!

Summer Crush is a wonderfully romantic boxed set of YA stories (for the 14+ crowd) by some of Evernight Teen's hottest authors. 

Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and sizzling nights with a new crush.  Those stolen glances and first kisses can quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.
Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special. Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really last?

The lineup:
Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs 
Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley 
Forbidden by Melissa Frost 
Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager 
Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee 
An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall

Get Summer Crush from AmazonEvernight, All Romance ebooks

Two more great boxed sets on SALE!

Secret Worlds was #1 in three categories (new adult, fairytale, myth) for four solid weeks. Now it can be yours for FREE if you have KU! See it on Amazon.

I'm hard at work on book three of The Art of Love. If you haven't read books one and two in this romance series yet, now's a great time! Because the boxed set is on sale (only through early September). Reduced two dollars to $1.99!
“Original & vivid”-Marked by Books
“Crazy fun, couldn’t put it down!” - Netgalley reader
“I fell in love with the characters … Sienna had me cracking up & in tears.” - Breezy Book Reviews

Grab The Art of Love ebook boxed set at Amazon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

FREE boxed set of 12 amazing YA sci-fi & fantasy novels called Future Tense is OUT!

Amazing YA sci-fi & fantasy FREE BOXED SET!
Yup, you heard that right.
Future Tense has just launched and it costs nothing.

From twelve USA Today, Amazon and award-winning authors comes Future Tense, an electrifying YA sci-fi boxed set. Inventive first in series with trans-humans, sexy alien romance, Martian pioneers, cyborg gunslingers, unusual dolphin research, time travel, computer games with doors into faerie realms, mind readers, eternal life adventures, extraordinarily gifted teens and so much more. Available for a limited time.

Susan Kaye Quinn's OPEN MINDS: When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Vincent Trigil's THE ENEMY OF AN ENEMY: In a universe of science and magic a new hero will arise.
Anthea Sharp's FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM: When a high-tech computer game opens a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie, only two teen gamers can save the mortal world.

Catherine Stine's FIRESEED ONE: What if only your very worst enemy could help you save the world?
PK Hrezo's DIARY OF A TEENAGE TIME TRAVELER: Welcome to Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands. 
Patti Larsen's DIDI AND THE GUN SLINGER: When an Underlord kidnaps her father, Didi Duke resurrects an obsolete cyborg gunslinger to rescue him.
Cidney Swanson's SAVING MARS: Jessamyn is just an ordinary pilot-in-training until the Mars colony's food supply is decimated and her brother is chosen to fly to Earth for supplies.
Lisa Nowak's DECEPTION: What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from United States? By 2063, it has.
Rose Garcia's FINAL LIFE: Multiple past lives she can't remember, an enemy driven to finish his task. Can Dominique survive her final life or will she die for the last time? 
Magan Vernon's HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN: What happens when an awkward teen girl falls for an alien boy?
Amy Evans' CLICKS: An inspiring sci-fi romance about an island off the coast of California where the dolphins and the lifeguards have more in common than they know.
Lee Strauss' PERCEPTION: Eternal Life is to Die For.

Get it FREE from Amazon US, Amazon UK, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, Kobo