Monday, February 2, 2015

Spotlight - Heir of the Dog by Hailey Edwards






When the wrong fae answers her summons, Thierry finds herself saddled with a royal pain bent on making her life difficult. Well, more difficult. Her ex is back in town, her best friend is heartbroken and to top it all off, the Faerie High Court has issued her a summons.

Black Dog is missing, and the only hope of negotiating a truce between the light and dark fae vanished with him. Eager to avoid another Thousand Years War, the High Court reached out to the one person they believe can track him down–the daughter who shares his curse.



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A cupcake enthusiast and funky sock lover possessed of an overactive imagination, Hailey lives in Alabama with her handcuff-OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA carrying hubby, her fluty-tooting daughter and their herd of dachshunds.

Her desire to explore without leaving the comforts of home fueled her love of reading and writing. Whenever the itch for adventure strikes, Hailey can be found with her nose glued to her Kindle’s screen or squinting at her monitor as she writes her next happily-ever-after.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Spotlight - The Huntress by J. Risk



The Alterealm Series


Book 1

The HUNTRESS






New Adult  Paranormal Fantasy Romance


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.

Excerpt:
Knocking once, he opened the door and went in.  I stepped in behind him and used him for cover as I looked around to scope out what I was going into.  There was no giant to be seen.  There were half a dozen really big guys standing, leaning or lounging, all facing a man sitting behind a desk.  The part that had me reach for the comfort of my raptor was that not one of them except the guy behind the desk seemed—human.
They weren’t like my giant puppy guy with the sappy eyes, no that would be okay at this point.  What they were, was, well I didn’t know.  They looked normal enough, yet their skin glowed and their eyes were bright colors; anything from green to lava red.  I’d wanted new shades besides orange. Definitely a be-careful-what- you-wish-for moment.
“Troy.”  Puppy man said without a single ish that I noticed. “I found her in the wasteland, she just appeared.”
My shaking hand grasped the handle tightly behind my back.
“Did you check her for weapons?”  A large creature with neon green eyes and long white hair, that gave him a glow of white all over stalked toward me.  He was dressed all in black leather like a biker and I found that to be the only normal thing about him.
“Back off Welsley.” My finder stepped forward and blocked this other thing’s path.
“Move aside Quapple or I’ll have to move you.  We can’t let a stranger just walk in here.”
My protector’s shoulders slumped and that alone made me want to stick my blade into Welsley just for being a big glowy jerk.  Glancing over his shoulder at me, his brown eyes apologizing, I gave him a little nod and stepped over so there was no one between the white guy and my path.
Neon green eyes moved over me and then paused on the arm still behind my back.  He sneered and steeped towards me again.
Taking a nice wide stance, I braced myself for some action and pulled the raptor free.  With a very practiced move, I flipped it from a hidden position to plain sight.  I locked eyes with him.  “You.  Back off now or I will slice you a whole new lifestyle.”
He stopped and there was no mistaking the shock on his face.  I heard a few snickers, but wasn’t about to look away from a pissy male that had just been put on pause by a woman half his size, even one that was having a bad day.
“Stand down.” A voice of definite authority ended all motion and sound in the room.
My glowing aggressor stepped back and moved aside so I had a clear sight line to the man behind the desk.  Nothing on him was glowing. To be honest, he was most likely the nicest-looking piece of man I’d ever seen.  The am-I-drooling-on-myself kind of nice.  He had long blonde hair that made my own look blunt and in need of some serious conditioning therapy.  His face was taken right off some Greek god inage of masculine beauty and slapped onto what looked like a body to match—at least the part I could see above the desk.
“Everyone move back and let our guest have a little breathing room.”
Like soldiers marching, the six light-radiating beings stepped back as far as furniture and walls would allow.  The Greek Adonis gave a small nod of approval and then looked at me.  Hazel eyes with long lashes that made me jealous looked at me patiently.  Feeling really awkward, I slid the blade back into the sheath on my back and stood up straight.  Slowly his eyes moved to the only body that hadn’t moved away from me.
“Quinton, I was beginning to worry.  You’ve been gone three nights.”
“I was safe enough.” Again there was barely a trace of the lisp, as if he tried harder to conceal it then he had with me.
“I don’t doubt it, but next time call or at least turn on your phone.”
Phone?  Music to my ears thank you very much for this weirdness, now call me a cab.
“Please take a seat.”
Eyes widening, I looked back to see him looking at me.  Glancing around at the others, I moved and sat on the edge of a chair closest to the door, trying to stay at an angle that let me see if one of the glow-brights made a move toward me.
Quinton came over and stood behind the chair, his sad eyes conveying he had my back.  At this point I’d take what I could get.
The white haired one moved around to stand behind the desk. He crossed his arms, green eyes shooting darts at me.  One of the others moved over and stood behind him. He wasn’t as unearthly looking, with a dimmer shade of blue aura and red eyes.
“She’s looking at us like she can see us.” One of them said with fear in his voice.
Were my eyes supposed to be obscured?  I could see them and I wasn’t sure who but I could definitely smell one of them too and he was long overdue for a little personal hygiene.  Slowly they moved to stand where I could see them, my first thought right after you’re screwed was all those horror movie marathons were coming back to get me.  All that was missing at this point was the screaming damsel —oh wait, I could play that part.  I wasn’t much of a screamer and rarely freaked out, but there’s always a first time.


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)


Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal

Spotlight - After the Silence Volume 1 by Jacqueline Paige



Volume 1 is now available!
After the Silence
Bree

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy / Post-apocalyptic / Survivalist
(Originally released as a 4 part series) 

One woman’s journey through the chaotic new world. 

Those left standing make the paths for the future generations. 

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. 




I was nineteen when the world went crazy, nothing that was would ever be again.
Remnants of a familiar world remained, but not enough to instill those warm, fuzzy feelings you get when life is comfortable and predictable.

I’m Bree Taylor. This is an account of what I remember, how things happened when life changed forever and I managed to survive. There is so much to tell, a thousand pages wouldn’t be enough to explain it all, but someone has to tell it. There needs to be a record so if we, as a planet survive, others will have the history. If we don’t, then the next species to invade earth will know what we did wrong.

It is now just a few days after my twenty-second birthday, I’m standing looking out the window and wishing my brother, Shawn, well in the afterlife. A seemingly small laceration on his leg became so much more and took him away from me, leaving me to figure out this world on my own. If I have relatives left living, I wouldn’t know. All that I cared for are now ashes spread over the dirt and just memories inside my head.

The years leading up to my nineteenth birthday were relatively ordinary, or as ordinary as they were before. Day to day life carried on at the hectic pace, people hurried to possess every technological advance possible, filling their personal world. The news, from time to time broadcasted some tragedy or disaster. The bulk of the planet was under the belief that as long as it didn’t happen to them, it wasn’t important. No one took these rare instances as a sign of what was to come.

The changes at first weren’t alarming, but written off by most as the natural evolution of things. Gradually over the course of a year, tragedy after tragedy grouped together started to be significant. Spiritual fanatics began harping that life was forever changed. Of course, anyone that looked out the window or read a newspaper knew this. Their ‘empowered’ connections weren’t giving them a special kind of heads up that the run-of-the-mill sinners weren’t privy to.

My own thoughts at this stage of my sheltered immaturity were that Mother Nature had decided to fight back. I know I would be if you tore me down, used me up and polluted me at the rate the human race was with the earth. I’d be more than pissed off enough to take something back and make a very loud statement.
There was no way to escape what was happening. Nowhere was exempt from the chaos or safe to hide. 
It wasn’t just a few more frequent tornados and earthquakes…where there had never been any before I might add, but flash floods and landslides, fires and heat waves…any natural disaster you could think was now a reality.

Everyone began to wonder and notice the weird fluctuations in the weather. Even the skeptics, accepting the abnormalities began to admit that global warming was possible. 

The news called it climate chaos when sink holes large enough to swallow whole blocks began to appear. After months of back to back chaotic climatic events everyone’s warning bells were finally ringing loud and clear.

Then things got worse.

The first part of Volume 2 is out!

After the Silence
Kane 


One man battles the past and fights for the future.

A story of one man's struggle when climate chaos remakes the world he knows.
A trained solider has to face the harsh reality that life is never going to be the same. 

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Everyone fell in love with Bree in the first volume and wanted to know more about Kane, so this is his story.

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Available Novemeber 18th 2014


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What they're saying about Bree's story:

"Her journey is so interesting, I found myself unwilling to put this book down.  Jacqueline Paige has produced a well written story which has a beautiful blend of adventure and paranormal fantasy that readers will find themselves drawn into the pages.  I highly recommend this book to lovers of post apocalyptic/survivalist stories and I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!"

~BookLover Sue


4 stars

"Can't wait to read the next book.
This book is well written,the author definitely knows how to describe stuff..."

~ Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock


"I really like the level of description,  I LOVE the development and personality of Tremor and Kizzy, and I really like where this book could go..."

~ Andretta Schellinger


"This first installment sets the scene and it' s a bit bleak. Hardships and danger are the order of the day, and for a woman out on her own it can be especially daunting. I did enjoy Bree's character, her attitude..."

~ClueReview  


"The ending left me wanting to read book 2 asap. I give this 5 awesome fangs and will definitely read the next book in the Bree saga."

~http://pratr.wordpress.com/  Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock




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 Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal