Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Light My Fire by Kristina Knight





Welcome to my stop with Bippity Boppity Book tour of Light My Fire: The Rockers Trilogy # 1 by Kristina Knight. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one winner will get a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes, and one title from Kristina Knight's backlist in eBook format of choice.


Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Kristina Knight 

Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 100 Pages
Release Date: 1 September, 2014
Heat Level:  4
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About The Book:
Lily MacIntyre needs to shed her sitcom teen-queen image if she's going to carve out a real career in Hollywood. A tabloid-worthy fling with rocker Nate Lansford--her childhood friend and new cohost of a reality talent show--should do it. As long as she can accept that the notorious player will be moving on to the next eager conquest when the season wraps.

Long before Nate's hard-hearted image took hold, he and Lily were each other's protectors and allies. No one knows him the way she does--and he doesn't want his messed-up past to muddy up her potential. For once, the bad boy is trying to be good. Not easy when the good girl is getting wicked with him in the back of his limo and every white-hot kiss proves they can never be "just friends" again…

About the Author:

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with
local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Huntress by J. Risk

New Adult Paranormal Fantasy



What would you do if you woke up in another realm where the residents are beings from fictional tales?


Where all those things that go bump in the night are real and other realities do exist!!







Damariss Maxx just woke up in a world where all those things that go bump in the night are real. 

An alternate realm where the residents are beings she thought only existed in fiction.


Will she find the way to keep life normal and simple for those unknowing without losing her own sanity?

All she has to do now is find a way to protect the people in her world from the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm into it and fulfill a prophecy that says she's their huntress queen or doom this other world to a bleak, violent existence.






About the Author:

I wanted to write a story that would fit into young adult, new adult

and adult levels. Something that was serious with fun elements

—paranormal / fantasy that everyone could read and enjoy.

I've even decided to use J. Risk as the pen name for this to separate 

this series from my other writing which is definitely adult reading 

material.




(Multi-published Paranormal Romance author of The Magic Seasons series, The Hidden Senses Trilogy, The Dream Series and more)







Friday, September 19, 2014

After the Silence - Bree (4) by Jacqueline Paige



When the Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning. If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds.


Those the planet allowed to live still have to survive the trials of the virus. If you manage to come out of it alive you are left with some form of mutation that could give you an ability that could be harmless or lethal.


Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family. With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government’s army—that does not place safety and security in their code of behavior only the highest bidder get their protection and loyalty.


Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget. She has to be prepared for anything at all times out in the new country and has to be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army.



Part 1, 2 & 3 Also available on AMAZON and SMASHWORDS
Part 1 on sale for $0.99!


About the author:

About Jacqueline:



Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area. No one has ever heard of Stayner, she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.


She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.


When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.


Jacqueline is giving books away!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

When Only the Nightmare Remains by Rick McQuiston






A supernatural horror thriller that showcases how, when working as a team, a town sheriff and three young boys manage to overcome a world-threatening evil.




About the author:
I'm a forty-six year old father of two who loves anything horror related.  By day, I work for a family-owned construction and management company. By night, I churn out frightening horror fiction.
I've had well over 300 publications so far. I've written seven anthologies, one book of novellas, and edited an anthology of Michigan authors. I'm also a guest author each year at Memphis Junior High School, and am currently working on my fifth novel, a Cthulhu-based anthology, and more short stories than I care to admit. 
Visit my webpage at: many-midnights.webs.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover by Icy Snow Blackstone



Tammy Wilde came to Ireland seeking escape from memories of the accident ending her career, her abandonment by her celebrity-seeking husband, and a series of haunting dreams, only to fall in love with a man sharing her unfaithful ex’s name.



Padraic Shea is gentle, understanding, and helps her forget her pain as he introduces her to the beauty and mystery of the Irish countryside.



When he tells her the tale of the Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, the ghost which haunts his family, Tammy recognizes the legend as the story in her dreams. Soon, she and Padraic will be threatened by a force surviving centuries, as her presence awakens the spectre who rises not only to claim the woman he loves, but to kill the last living relative of the man who cursed him.


About the Author:

Icy Snow Blackstone was born in 1802, in northern Georgia where her father, the Reverend John Blackstone, was prominent in local politics. Two hundred and five years later, her great-great-great-great-granddaughter began using her name as a pseudonym for her romance novels.
The present Icy Snow Blackstone lives far from her Southern roots in Lancaster County, Nebraska, where she continues to write romances generally set in the South.  Her seventh novel  will be released in April, 2013, by Class Act Books.

Icy Snow shares a website with her alter ego Toni V. Sweeney at http://www.tonivsweeney.com/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Balec by James Austin McCormick



Adam Chance, a divorced, world weary PI has his life shaken up when his son goes missing in mysterious circumstances.

Yet what begins as a missing person investigation soon turns into an exploration of the supernatural as Chance finds himself lost in a world of the undead, demons and modern day sorcerers.

With the help of the mysterious Professor Zal-Al-Raad and his manservant Omar, Chance sets out to confront the shadowy figure behind it all, a dark Sorcerer who hides behind the mask of public benefactor. Recreating an ancient ceremony and using Chance’s son as a sacrifice he plans to resurrect Balec, an ancient Babylonian god, something that will give him ultimate power.

Yet as they set out for the Sorcerer’s secluded mansion they realize their enemy is more powerful than they’d imagined, protected by dark magic and a horde of un-dead.

And they only have until midnight to stop him.


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About the author:

James Austin McCormick is a college lecturer from England who enjoys all types of speculative fiction; science fiction, horror and fantasy especially and often tries to blend these elements together in his own writing. He is also a particular fan of classic Gothic and Victorian horror tales and is currently in the process of writing updated versions of these with a science fiction spin.
James is the author of a horror novella “Sundown,” published in Deathgrip 3: It Came from the Cinema (Hellbound Publishing 2005) as well as several shorter works in publications such as Tales of the Talisman, Jupiter SF, Thirteen Stories, Trunk Stories and Ethereal Tales. Science Fiction Continuum also published a series of his tales from 2004 until 2006. He has also just had a fantasy short “Tommy and the Trolls” published by Horror LCC in their anthology, Strangely Funny, which came out in August of this year.
James lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters, no pets as everyone suffers with allergies.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Blue Effect by Rose Shababy


This post is part of a virtual book tour celebrating the release of The Blue Effect by Rose Shababy. Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card at the end of the post. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.

Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.

Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

Enjoy an excerpt:

He held out his free hand and I reached for it without thinking. Taking the hand of this stranger seemed like the most natural thing in the world.

Our fingers touched and my skin came alive. I felt a surge of electricity as some sort of energy shot from his hand into mine, running through my whole body and back to his like an endless circuit. I couldn’t stifle the gasp that broke through my lips. I stared at him, my vision narrowing until his face and eyes and smile were the only things I could see.

The energy between us exploded outward like a wave into the crowd, through the people and everything around me stopped. The music ended like a switch had been flipped, the people froze mid-step and even the air around me seemed to stop moving.


About the Author:
Rose Shababy and her family reside in eastern Washington State. Rose grew up in the Northwest but swears she’s going to move to warmer climates someday. She’s claimed this for over 20 years, however, and has yet to move more than 75 miles away from her mother.

Rose has a deep love of all things Star Trek and yearns to travel the heavens, as well as an intense desire to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Unfortunately she sucks at science and math so she hasn’t been able bring her dreams to life, instead living vicariously through books, comics, television and film. She hopes to someday make a million dollars so she can afford to buy her way to the international space station, but she’d settle for being able to fly around the world and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Rose also loves to cook and worked for years in a gourmet Italian grocery and deli where she learned to hone her skills. She prepares culinary masterpieces for her family, but fervently wishes the dishes would wash themselves. Especially now that her dishwashers/children are nearly grown and only one still lives at home.

Rose likes to use her free time wisely. For instance, she likes to daydream, will often read for hours until she falls asleep on the couch with an electric blanket and a warm tabby cat curled up on her hip, as well as spending cozy weekend days watching Syfy movies like Sharknado and Mega Piranha with her husband.

If Rose were a cartoon animal, she’d prefer to be a wise old owl or a sleek and sexy jaguar, but in reality she’d probably be a myopic mole with coke-bottle glasses.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper by Zangba Thomson



“Through gardening, I established the patience to write!” ~ Zangba Thomson


A successful farmer and an established author have a lot of great things in common. Both of them have—what I would call a planter's state of mind. The farmer plants seeds into the ground and the author writes (nowadays types) words onto paper. While in the ground, the farmer nurtures his or her seeds for months until they see the first signs of growth; and on a computer, the author nurtures his or her story for months—to a point where it’s ready for publication. Both careers demand a certain amount of patience. But before the planted seeds sprouted into plants—bearing fruits, and before the story idea blossomed into a New York Times Best Selling Novel—patience was applied.
But how did the farmer and the author obtain patience? I can’t really answer for them, but I can tell you exactly where I developed my patience—right inside my flower garden. Yes! Through gardening, I established the patience to write. You see maintaining a beautiful garden is extremely tedious, especially when you have to get rid of weeds and other unwanted plants, which seem to grow on more occasions than I would like. Before, I used to get really agitated—plucking unwanted plants out of the ground, but now I do my gardening chores joyously.   
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” — Gertrude Jekyll
Gardening has taught me how to do diligent research onwhat types of seeds to plant? How and when to plant them? And most importantly, which soil to plant them in, and subconsciously over timegardening trained me how to observe things in their proper perspective in order to obtain information. So, in layman’s termsI became a good background researcher and editor, which were necessary skills needed for me to complete Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper, which deal mainly in the genres of Urban Fantasy/Street Lit/Religion & Spirituality.  
But before writing Three Black Boys—I did a deep background research on black fever disease. What exactly was it? How was it transmitted? Was it fatal? My findings were overwhelming—I found out that black fever disease is one of the world’s most neglected diseases and the second-largest parasitic killer in the world (after malaria). Also, black fever infects more than 12 million people worldwide and kills as many as 200,000 people every year—according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With this knowledge, I figured if I write a story about black fever disease, mixed with the three black boys’ story, and nurture it like I would do seeds in my flower garden, in due time—the world would come to know black fever disease for what it is—a pandemic disease that needs to be eradicated!
So, using my gardening skills, I nurtured Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper for years until I started seeing the stories within the story sprouting above the page and coming to life. It felt as if I was mentally giving birth—not to a human baby, but to another form of creation—a book. The daily chores of structuring and rearranging sentences or finding the right words to write—reminded me of plucking weeds out of my flower garden, which by the way, is a great routine for any author—or anyone who wants to get better at editing.
“No race can prosper until it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” — Booker T. Washington
In conclusion, I want to end this motivational guest blog with Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” And I want to thank—Let’s Get BOOKED for hosting this wonderful event, and also I want to give thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions—for organizing this magnificent “Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour” for Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper. (PEACE) and always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation.  


Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper
by Zangba Thomson

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BLURB:

Teenagers spring into dangerous action to obtain financial aid for a woman who has only a month to live. The setting is Queens, N.Y., home to Babita Harris, an Indian immigrant plagued with the deadly black fever disease. With a couple of months to live, Babita only hope of survival is a costly liver transplant. But with no health insurance, the chance of a surgery is slim. What she needs is a quarter of a million dollars in cash. Barnes, her only son, along with his two friends, Demus and Baker, spring into dangerous action to get the money. Although their road is paved with good intentions, the brothers in arms will experience more than they have ever experienced before.

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Excerpt:

“Our front door is always open if you change your mind,” says Ojal.

“I know, Mama,” replies Babita, before laying the bluebird chime down on the table. “I think I will take this last opportunity to go outside and revisit the new addition to the back yard.”

The blue bird chime shakes without any assistance and Babita is startled.

“Better hurry up before the clouds begin to cry,” says Ojal with a smile.


Babita nods her head in agreement and makes her way into the back yard. There she sees a beautiful garden with assorted color roses. Out the corner of her eye, she spots a red rose positioned behind several thorny bushes. With caution, she reaches for the delicate flower, not knowing a parasitic sandfly is traveling unnoticed in her direction. The sandfly bites Babita’s outstretched arm. “Ouch!” she grimaces softly, and quickly retracts her hand back to her bosom. Immediately, she notices a small swelling forming on her arm, and in no time, blood oozes from her tiny wound. A strong wind blows and many dandelions fly in her direction. Lightning strikes, thunder roars its ugly voice, and light rain begins to fall. Babita, afraid of her hair getting wet, quickly retreats into her parents’ home.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:










Zangba Thomson is the Creative Director at BME LLC, the author of Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper, co-author of Do Right Do Good (a self-help guide book towards vision fulfillment and entrepreneurship), a recording artist, and New York Life Coach Examiner. Zangba balances his career and family time on the scale of hard work and dedication, and his main areas of focus include his real life experiences, metaphysics, and spirituality. Zangba's work reinforces the basic idea that goals are fulfilled when right decisions are made. Please visit his website at www.zangbathomson.com.

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