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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.

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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.

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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!