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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fresh New Fantasy Novels for Spring!

Today Idea City is featuring two new novels for spring. Bloodlust is by veteran fantasy author, Nicole Zoltack, and Finding Me is an urban fantasy by debut author, Angelica Brazil Steward.

Bloodlust by Nicole Zoltack:

In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggled for supremacy. Desperation…

Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction. Betrayal…

Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal. Bloodlust…

Almost despite each other, they grow to respect each other on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by Bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for and him in return.

Buy Bloodlust on Amazon for Kindle and on B&N for Nook

Follow Nicole's blog, on Twitter, on Facebook

Finding Me by Angelica Brazil Stewart:

Sixteen-year-old Chloe Carmichael’s perfect world is in chaos. 

It’s not because she has a vision of her boyfriend murdered. And then he’s found dead exactly as she saw. It’s not because she suddenly has the ability to move objects when she’s upset. It’s kinda cool to close a door without touching it. It’s not her overbearing mother who only cares about appearances. Chloe’s grown accustomed to her families distance. So what has Chloe cringing in fear? 

It’s a love that defies reason. It’s a love that speaks to the heart. It demands attention. But Chloe struggles with a love that exposes the soul. What will her family think? What will her friends think? And is she worthy of his love. It’s having to become another person for a new group of people. Chloe knows she’s not perfect but apparently she was when she was Amanda in another life. Her new friends won’t let her forget. It’s the stench of death that hoovers over her every move. It’s the threat of finality as she tries to acclimate to a life of super human proportions. It’s an enemy she can’t see, doesn’t remember, and can be anyone she’s ever known. But her enemy knows her well. She’s the lone person with the ability to destroy him. But she doesn’t remember. 

And it’s never discovering who she really is before finality meets reality. 

Buy on Amazon for Kindle

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  1. Nicole's Bloodlust was really good. I hadn't heard of Finding Me by Angelica Brazil Stewart before. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I've seen Nicole's book around, and I'm so stoked for her! Dawn's book is sitting on my kindle. I SO need to find more time. Do you have any to spare?

  3. Two very different stories, but each one sounds so interesting. Thanks for giving them a shout out here today.

  4. Crystal, NO I don't have time--between writing, correcting final student essays and client editing, my plate is overfull. But I love to support my fellow authors!

  5. Thanks for highlighting Bloodlust and Finding Me. I love the colors in Finding Me's cover.

  6. Congrats to Nicole and Dawn! Two awesome new releases.

  7. Yes, I love the combo of magenta, yellow and purple in Finding Me. Bloodlust has some pretty fierce art as well.

  8. Wow! I so can't wait to read both of these!!

    1. Thank you, Meradeth! I'd love to hear your thoughts on Bloodlust.

  9. Best of luck to Nicole and Dawn! Both of these sound very intriguing! Eye-catching covers. :)

  10. Congratulations to Nicole and Dawn! :)

  11. Thank you so much for highlighting Finding Me, Catherine. And Nicole's awesome book, which I can't wait to read.

  12. Wow, they both sound like great stories. I'm glad I found your blog.
    Your newest follower,