Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins #FREE Dec. 9-13

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She’s lucky he’s a charmer. He’s lucky she doesn’t bite. Much…

Lindi Parker works hard at being human, not an easy task for a snake shifter. She has no desire to search for others like her—until a new case changes everything. When Lindi learns that she she’s not the only shapeshifter in the world, she also realizes she might be next on a killer’s list.

In order to save herself and the abused children she works with, she will have to team up with Dr. Kade Nevala, a member of the shifter tribe responsible for eradicating weresnakes—and the most attractive man Lindi’s ever met. Even more terrifying, she’ll need to embrace her serpent side, a choice that has enormous consequences for Lindi, and for everyone around her.

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About the Author

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)

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The Cursed by Blood Saga by Marianne Morea only 99c #PNR #urbanfantasy #paranormalromance

The Cursed by Blood Saga Volumes 1-3: Hunter’s Blood, Twice Cursed, Blood Legacy

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Author Marianne Morea is having a HUGE sale this weekend. Grab all three
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HUNTER’S BLOOD

Revenge. It’s a way of life for psychic Lily
Saburi.
Haunted since the brutal murder of her best friend and
partner, she’s obsessed with retribution—a vigilante bent on striking a
blow for humanity against the shadowed world of the supernatural. Prey
turned predator she aims to even the score—one bullet at a time starting
with the beast that changed her life forever.

Prepared for Armageddon she’s in for the fight of her
life
. But when mortally wounded by a diseased and
insane Were, Lily is rescued by a most unlikely
savior—Were-hunter, Sean Leighton
. Sexy and powerful,
Leighton is charged with destroying anything infected with the deadly
pathogen threatening the survival of his pack, and that includes Lily.
But their immediate attraction leaves them both breathless and confused.
As Lily grapples with truth about herself, Leighton is faced with the
looming reality that he will most likely have to kill the woman he’s
falling in love with. Only time will tell if they are destined to be
together or if they’ll fall victim to the Hunter’s Blood.

TWICE CURSED

Psychic investigator, Lily Saburi is no stranger to the
supernatural.
Tough as nails, she’s a hunter in her own right,
a once self-proclaimed vigilante that has joined forces with the
man she once sought to kill, and now can’t live without.
Sexy,
Sean Leighton, Alpha of the Brethren of Weres. Their passion surpassed
every obstacle set in front of them, yet in the wake of a mysterious
virus threatening everyone they love, they are embroiled in an
unforgiving scheme of political double dealing, hidden agendas and
assassination
, with Lily and Sean as primary targets. To stay
together, they are forced apart. But treachery follows hard on Lily’s
heels when she returns home to find New York City bathed in a series of
bloodbaths. Baffled, the police have no leads, so they call in their
last line of defense to work the case. Lily.

Thrown together with homicide detective, Ryan Martinez, danger ensues as
the two uncover the undead truth behind the killings. Long hidden
secrets are revealed, as are truths too unbelievable to accept when Lily
is kidnapped, and Sean and Ryan must work together to find her.

Revenge and the struggle for power all play a part in this urban fantasy
suspense, taking you from the rocky coast of Maine to the heart of New
York City, the NYPD and the vampire underground, where Weres and
Vampires are forced to work together to solve the mystery of what’s
tearing their veiled world apart from the inside out.

BLOOD LEGACY

A Man Trapped Between Light and Dark

Freedom fighter, Carlos Salazar, lived by his sword, fighting evil in
the guise of righteousness and the atrocities carried out in the name of
God—until the night he met true evil. Three hundred years later, he
still walks in darkness, his only solace the hope that one day he will
find absolution and a purpose under heaven for his cursed
existence. Can forgiveness transcend time and heal a broken
soul? Even if it is no longer human
?

A Woman Changed Forever

Trina Markham’s life was ordinary—until a chance meeting with the man of
her dreams. Alarmed by the intensity of their
attraction, dangerous passions ignite when she falls head over
heels for this dark stranger
. But when she finds herself thrust
into a world she never knew existed, her life becomes a legacy of blood
and lies, a nightmare where the monsters are real. Can she be saved from
this nightmare, even if it means choosing death?

 

Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett #FREE #UrbanFantasy #NewAdult

Cursed by Fire: A New-Adult Urban
Fantasy Novel (Blood and Magic Book 1)

Blood is going to spill …
It won’t be mine.

Someone is feeding the flames, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake.
The victims are innocents, chosen to pit the shifter Pack and the
vampire Coven against one another.

If war breaks out, humanity won’t survive.

But controlling fire is my thing, and I won’t let that happen.
I’m a mercenary, but this is about so much more than money. It’s my city
and someone is threatening it. I won’t stop until I find them.

When the good guys start to look more like villains, I have no choice
but to question everything I knew, including the people I thought I
could trust.

It turns out the humans might not be as helpless as they seem, and
I’m in more danger than I realized.

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The Chosen Series by Jeff Altabef & Erynn Altabef #YA #Dystopian #NativeAmerican #Paranormal

From Book 1: Wind Catcher

WINNER: 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal – Young Adult
Coming-of-Age

Lies. Betrayal. Destiny. A choice that changes
everything.

My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone, and I am special. I see visions and hear voices, and I have no idea what they mean.

When someone murders medicine men in my sleepy Arizona town, I can’t help but worry my crazy grandfather is involved. He’s a medicine man and more than a just a little eccentric. He likes to tell me stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but none of it makes any sense. I thought I knew the truth, but in order to clear his name I dive into his alien world and uncover an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep me safe—me! And I can’t help but to start to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories my grandfather has been telling me.

I just want to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but apparently I’ve never been average. Could never be average. I didn’t know it before, but I’m a Chosen, and those voices I’ve been hearing… well, they’re not just “voices.” I’ve started to develop abilities, but they might not be enough. A powerful entity called a Seeker is hunting me and he’s close—really close.

I thought I knew the answers but truth is, I don’t. Betrayed by those I love, I must choose to run or risk everything in order to fulfill my destiny. I hope I make the right choice. Don’t you?

Includes a special sneak preview of the second book in the series, Brink of Dawn.

MORE AWARDS FOR WIND CATCHER:
WINNER: Mom’s Choice Awards — Silver Medal: Young Adult Books
WINNER: Beverly Hills Books Awards – 2015: Best Young Adult Fiction
WINNER: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval: “A treat to read.”

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the highly acclaimed and often bestselling “Chosen” series of young adult mystery thrillers, featuring an American Indian fantasy and supernatural theme, from the same author who brought you award winners like the YA dystopian fantasy Red Death and the futuristic thriller Shatter Point, co-writing with his daughter.
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Wind Catcher is one of the best thrillers for YA that I have read in some time…. If I hadn’t had to eat and sleep, I would have read it right through without stopping. It is just that good!”
~ Bookends

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I need answers only my father can provide. Separated from birth, we’ve only recently connected. Still, I have no one else to turn to. The Deltites are hunting me and they’re close now. We’ll fight our final battle soon. Needing more information, I force him to tell me a story about the beginning, my beginning. He sheds new light on my mom, on my grandfather Sicheii, and on how I started down this path. He spins a tale about love, a recent murder, and mysterious strangers who come to town looking for a medicine man, my grandfather. My father reveals his
own shadowy past in the story, too, but I’m not worried about who he used to be. I care only about who he is now, and who I am, and the foe I face. He made a choice back then, and it led to all of this. Now I give him a second chance—an opportunity to make things right.

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The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller #newrelease #historicalromance #gothicromance #gothic #ghosts

**Named a MOST ANTICIPATED ROMANCE of 2019 by BookPage** 

Advanced Praise for THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE “Biller’s complex and intriguing debut, set in 1875 New York City…is part romance, part ghost story, and part period piece with just enough modern sentiment on the topics of feminism, mental illness, and abuse.” —Publishers Weekly 

“A chemistry-fueled debut with a bit of a ghost story, great for readers of gothic romance” —Booklist 

“Utterly irresistible. With engaging, original characters and dialogue as crisp as a new apple, Diana Biller’s debut will have you rooting for Alva and Sam through every spooky twist.” —Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author of the Veronica Speedwell series 

“Take a Joanna Shupe Gilded Age romance, stir in a Simone St. James ghost story, add a pinch of Julia Quinn banter, and, voila! Sheer fun with a satisfying emotional conclusion.” —Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The English Wife 

“Get ready to devour Diana Biller’s magnificent debut novel in one sitting. The Widow of Rose House boasts memorable and vibrant characters, a delicious romance, great period detail, and a hint of the supernatural. Alva and Sam spring off the page and to life, so that I now feel as though they are friends of mine. This novel is a treat not to be missed!” —Alyssa Palombo, author of The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel 

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THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE by Diana Biller 

Diana Biller’s debut novel, THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE (St. Martin’s Griffin; October 8, 2019; $16.99), is a gorgeous piece of prose, with a decidedly dark Victorian Gothic flair and an intrepid and resilient American heroine guaranteed to delight readers everywhere. 

Prior to penning this novel, Biller had one idea in mind: “Edith Wharton, ghost hunter.” After touring Wharton’s estate, The Mount, and the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, she came away with a wealth of inspiration, and THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE was born. 

It’s 1875, and New York’s Gilded Age is in full swing. After fleeing her abusive husband, Alva Webster spent three years being pilloried in the newspapers of two continents. Now he’s dead, and she’s returned to New York to start over, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion for her new home decoration book and hopefully her reputation in the process. So when the eccentric and brilliant 

Professor Samuel Moore appears, threatening her fresh start with stories of a haunting at her house, she refuses to give him access. Alva doesn’t believe in ghosts. 

A pioneer in electric lighting and a member of the nationally-adored Moore family of scientists, Sam’s latest obsession is ghosts. When he learns about a house with a surprising number of ghost stories, he’s desperate to convince its beautiful owner to let him study it. Can he find his way into her house…and her heart? 

 

EXCERPT

New York City, February 1, 1875

Alva stood on the city sidewalk and sucked in a deep, triumphant gulp of air. The clock had just struck ten—the middle of the eve­ning by New York City standards—and she was surrounded by elegantly dressed men escorting women dripping diamonds and rolled up tightly in furs. A few feet from her, the street was busy with carriages. She could smell the city: The damp fog, the sharp tang of refuse, the high floral notes of perfumed women. Horse dung.

Had she missed it? She wasn’t sure, although she knew she missed the steep, tangled streets of Montmartre already. But it was America that held her future now, even as it held her past. For a second her triumph was tempered by the remembrance of the thin envelope in her pocket, a few brief lines from her mother’s secretary, thanking her for her interest in visiting and regretting that Mrs. Rensselaer would be unable to see her. Alva knew her mother, likely even now sitting down to a stiff dinner with her husband and twelve of their closest friends fifty blocks away, did indeed feel regret. She just suspected it was about giv­ ing birth to her at all.

The restaurant door opened behind her, and, recalled to the moment, she signaled to the boy hailing cabs to find her one.

“Excuse me,” a deep voice said. “Mrs. Webster?”

Oh, for heavens sake. Couldn’t she stand outside for one minute without some intrepid lothario assuming she must be waiting for him? In the less than seventy­-two hours she’d been back in the States, she’d been propositioned eleven times. Twice by friends of her father’s.

She glanced over her shoulder at the man, receiving an in­stant impression of big, though he stood mostly in the shadows. “I don’t know you,” she said, her voice flat. “Go home to your wife.”

“But I don’t have a wife,” the man said. He took a hesitant step towards her, leaving the shadows, and her eyebrows lifted. He looked more like a laborer than a man finishing a dinner at Delmonico’s, for all he was dressed in a suit and tie. Sort of dressed, she amended; the suit looked like it had been made for someone two inches shorter and two inches narrower across the shoulders. “Do I need a wife to talk to you? Is it a chaperone sort of thing? I have a mother, but she’s in Ohio.”

Alva blinked. “You’re not very good at this,” she observed. “I’m not a man, but I don’t think it’s standard behavior to invoke one’s mother at a time like this.”

They stared at each other in puzzlement. He was attrac­tive in the sort of way she’d always imagined the heroes of west­ern folktales to be: tall, broad shouldered, with a strong nose and a square jaw. He could stand to add barber to the list of people he needed to see, though, the one that started with tailor. Actually, looking at the way his dark blond hair fell into his eyes, she thought he’d better have it start with barber and go from there.

“There’s been a misunderstanding,” he said finally. “Perhaps if I introduce myself—my name is Professor Samuel Moore.”

He held out his hand. She looked at it, looked up at him, and did not extend her own. Bafflingly, he smiled at her, as though she’d done something rather clever.

Was he really a professor? He certainly didn’t look like one, not that it mattered, because she made it a policy, these days, never to talk to strange men—

“A professor of what?” she heard herself saying, although she was pleased it at least came out with a nice air of sarcasm and disbelief.

“This and that,” he said, still smiling. “Engineering, mostly.” She looked at his rumpled clothes. Yes, she could see that, one of those men who always had a tool in one hand and a grease can in the other. She didn’t know they were giving professorships out to men like that, but why not, after all? She was as apprecia­tive of things like trains and working carriage wheels as the next person.

And now she’d gone and encouraged him. Stupid. “I see,” she said as coldly as she could manage. “Well, I’m not interested, so I’ll wish you good evening.”

“But how can you know if you’re not interested?” He shook his head in confusion, still smiling at her. The smile was . . . im­pressive. “I haven’t even explained my proposition, yet.”

“I find that if you’ve heard one proposition, you’ve heard them all,” she replied. Stop talking to him, you idiot. “They’re not as unique as men would like to believe.”

“But—who else has approached you? Was it Langley, from Yale?” His tone turned plaintive. “How did he hear about this before me?”

“Langley—who?”

“Piers Langley,” he said. “No? I can’t think of anyone else reputable—look here, if you’ve been approached by anyone from that quack Santa Fe institute you should know they’re absolute frauds.”

“Institute?” Alva said faintly. “What on earth are you talking about?”

“Your house, of course. I hadn’t realized I was so behind on the news.” His face fell—What must it be like to let all your emotions float freely on your face?—but he nodded gravely. “If it’s Langley, though, he’s an excellent researcher, and a decent human, too.”

“It’s not Lang—what do you want with my house?” It was her turn to sound plaintive.

“But that’s what—” He stared at her, his brows crunched together. “Oh god. I wasn’t—I wouldn’t—”

To her astonishment, a distinct touch of pink appeared in his cheeks. He cleared his throat.

“I beg your pardon, ma’am. Henry warned me—that is, I shouldn’t have; my proposition is not of an intimate nature.”

“I’m coming to understand that,” she said.

“You thought . . . do men . . . they must—good lord.

She began to feel in charity with this befuddled giant. “In­deed,” she said. “I quite agree. But I must ask again—what is it you want with Liefdehuis?”

“To study it,” he said. “One of my personal interests is in metaphysical energies, you see, and from what I’ve heard, your house may prove a most interesting case. Your ghost story is so recent, you know. I hardly ever hear one claiming to be that new—”

He broke off as she shook her head. “You almost had me convinced that you were unlike the majority of your sex,” she said. “And now I see you are. I’m just not sure insanity is much of an improvement.”

To her surprise, he smiled again. “You’re not the only one who thinks so,” he said. The embarrassment had left his face; he was quite relaxed once more. A man who apologizes for a proposition and grins at an insult, Alva thought. Where did you come from, Professor Moore?

“And I’ll admit there’s no conclusive evidence yet,” he continued, “but what I have collected looks extremely promising. Certainly promising enough to warrant extensive study.”

A hint of cold pierced her thoughts. Firmly, she banished it. “You’re talking about ghosts,” she said.

“Maybe,” he replied. “Or I could be studying some kind of alien intelligence that just happens to concentrate in areas corresponding to local folklore.”

“Alien intelligence.”

Invisible alien intelligence,” he clarified. “At least invisible to the naked human eye. But ‘ghost’ is probably the easiest term.”

“Really.”

“People tend to go a bit strange when you talk to them about invisible alien intelligences,” he confided. “Which is odd, when you think about it, because why are the shades of one’s dead ancestors any less unsettling?”

She found herself nodding before the rest of her wits caught up with her. “No,” she said, not because the word corresponded with any particular question, but because she had the feeling the only way to survive here was to stick to very black-­and-­white words. His nuances were both compelling and sticky. “I’m afraid I won’t give you access. I don’t believe in ghosts, and I’m about to start several months’ worth of building work.”

“Don’t decide yet,” he begged. “I’m willing to pay you for the privilege, and I promise I won’t be in the way . . . although there is rather a lot of equipment, so I suppose—”

The boy hailing cabs caught her eye and gestured as a hansom pulled up beside him.

“That’s mine,” she said. “I’m sorry I can’t help you. Good evening.”

“Wait!” he said. “I’ll—I’ll send you a letter. Henry said that was the way to do it—I’ll write you and explain more.”

“It won’t help,” she said as the cab boy helped her into the carriage. “I’m sorry. Good-­bye, Professor Moore.”

Finally, he sighed acceptance and raised his hand. “Good evening, Mrs. Webster.”

As the cab pulled away from the sidewalk, though, she looked back at him, to find him staring after her with his hands shoved in his pockets and that apparently irrepressible grin back in place. An uncomfortable lightness expanded in her chest as she watched him standing head­-and­-shoulders taller than the passersby around him, looking back at her as though he would be perfectly happy never to look at anything else ever again.

What couldn’t I get, if I could look at people like that? she thought, and settled grumpily back against her seat.

About the Author 

Diana Biller.credit Lantz Simpson

DIANA BILLER lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their very good dog. THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE is her debut novel.

Cover Reveal ~ Underlayes: Omnibus ~ #Paranormal #Fantasy #DarkFantasy

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Underlayes: Omnibus

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

Release Date: 11/28

Underlayes is another dimension where all sorts of nocturnal creatures reside; witches, vampires, fae, shifters, werewolves… The dimension was created by all these creatures working side by side to escape the scrutiny and danger to their existence that stemmed from the human world. And they most definitely reak tons of havoc on a regular basis. While there is no racism, discrimination, or bigotry. There’s still tons of ignorance, foolery, and good old fashioned jealousy. Including, but not limited to a magical, dysfunctional family. A strong hybrid couple with baby mama drama. Another hybrid that’s kidnapped by her own great-grandmother. A female with a second chance at life after suffering domestic violence. And a romantic rendezvous with hellhounds as chaperones.

This special addition not only takes you deeper into the world of Underlayes, it also includes the first four books in the series along with a special Mother’s Day short story. That’s not all! There’s also an Interview with a Demon.

Get ready to laugh, cry, cringe, and maybe even fall in love.

“Fans of Charmed, BlackPanther & Immortals After Dark are sure to fall in love with the new Underlayes series. Full of magic, vampires, witches, demons, & one dysfunctional family nobody would voluntarily cross.”

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A Scandal at Crystalline by Rosly Reid #mystery #bookblitz #releaseday

 

A Scandal at Crystalline by Rosly Reid
Early Mystery Book 1
Published September 13, 2019 by Foster Embry
 
 
Synopsis –
 
Chandler Hammond’s wife says he and his hot Iraqi girlfriend skipped out of their Maine town of Finderne with his company’s millions. But his sister thinks his wife murdered him and hires detective James Early and his teenage son Tikki to find the truth.
A Scandal at Crystalline follows them through an intriguing maze of unexpected encounters: financial shenanigans, two beautiful women who were sleeping with each other (and with Chandler Hammond), a police psychic, and a runaway kid in a remote mountain cabin.
But things turn dark when their investigation forces them to consider the unimaginable—the sinister side of raku pottery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
Roslyn lives with her corgi, Great Pyrenees, and husband in
Downeast Maine, where she gardens, lifts weights, hikes, and renovates houses.