Spotlight On: Trisha Wolfe’s The Darkest Part

Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler’s remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Only…is Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks’ family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler’s case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother’s ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs him…plus, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she’s unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.

New Adult Contemporary coming this year.

What readers are saying about THE DARKEST PART…

“This is a great story that captures every element bringing it to a full circle of knowledge and love. A worthy read that is unique and entertaining, The Darkest Part is great.”Savannah @ BooksWithBite

“The Darkest Part is not your typical NA. It’s a powerful mentally and emotional story about true love and finding your way out of the darkness. Something that only a talented writer can pull off.”Nereyda @ Mostly YA Book Obsessed

“The Darkest Part is emotional, raw, dark, and passionate, and I felt each of those emotions with Sam and Holden through the entire novel.”Ellen @ Always YA At Heart

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Forever Angel by January Bain

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Will the blood be enough to save the Vampire Clans from certain annihilation?

As prophesied by Lord RA, a Dhampyre has been born to a woman of the Fae. Having coupled with a recently turned vampire, Sunday Rose St. Clair bore this special child she named Jax at much risk to her own life and to all that came to her aid.

The newly formed Forever Clan, also created by Lord RA to protect the gifted offspring from all who bore him ill, are sworn to protect the new Dhampyre. Will the now grown up Jax be the one to save all the ancients from certain death? Or will the evil Lucifer Clan that searches for him find him first and end all hope for the vampires…

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You’ll like Julie. She’s a very nice small-town girl from halfway around the world who needs a change of scenery. Promise me that you’ll show her a good time while she’s here, Jax. She knows nothing about our being vampire and since you’re a Daywalker you’re our only hope in keeping her suspicions at bay, though with her sister-in-law Ellie being a true healer she might have a more open mind than most.

That was his ma’s words just one week ago and here he was heading for the airport to pick up that bit of baggage, dutiful son that he was. He snorted in derision, remembering how absolutely unimpressed he was to be the official escort of someone—he almost used the word hick but thought better of it—from Nome, Alaska. And to think he had important plans this week—lord knows time was the one thing he did not have enough of and what little he had certainly did not include chaperoning a Miss Julie Stone through the tourist spots of Luxor. He ran his hands through hair that the sun had bleached to a burnished gold, his azure blue eyes glinting angrily in his tanned face, the chiseled jaw-line tightening from the momentary annoyance.

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Hot Halloween Heroes Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello, and welcome to this stop on the Hot Halloween Heroes Blog Hop and Giveaway!
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Before you leave, be sure to join in the rest of the hop!
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This hop is hosted by romance author Felicity Heaton, and her latest hot hero is Asmodeus, hero of Her Wicked Angel.

The King of Demons and the Devil’s right hand man, Asmodeus is a dark angel born of evil and created for destruction. When his master orders him to venture into the mortal world and retrieve a female for him, he seizes the chance to leave Hell for the first time, uncaring of what the Devil has planned for her… until he sets eyes on the most beautiful woman he has ever seen—a female who awakens new feelings within his black heart, unleashing passion so intense that it controls him and desire he cannot resist.

He will not let his wretched master have her. She will belong to him.

Liora is a witch with a bad reputation and an obsession with fighting demons. A mission gone wrong sees her sent to Paris to cool off, but when a dark and deadly warrior with a gaze of golden fire lands in her life, she ends up burning hotter than Hell for the wicked angel. Nothing will stand between her and the immense, forbidding male. Not her cousin. Not Asmodeus’s sworn enemy and twin, Apollyon. And certainly not the Devil.

Caught up in a tempest of danger and soul-searing passion, can they survive against the odds and seize their forever after?

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So tell me: what do you think makes for a hot hero? Devilish good looks? A demonic smile? A smokin’ hot intellect? Leave a comment below!

Book Blast: Knowing Vera by Rachelle Ayala

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Some secrets are best untold.

Vera Custodio has never fallen in love, though she has strong feelings for her friend and sometimes lover, Zach Spencer. Long-forgotten memories resurface when Vera discovers Zach’s mother was the woman her father supposedly murdered many years ago.

After losing his leg, former triathlete Zach Spencer reevaluates his life—and realizes he’s falling in love with Vera. When she ends their relationship, Zach is determined to prove his love and follows her to Australia in search of the killer.

Caught between a web of family secrets and a deranged adversary, Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival. Love blossoms, but the truth explodes everything Vera knows about herself. Will she close her heart forever or risk it all for a shot at happily-ever-after?

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Be sure to add Knowing Vera to your Goodreads bookshelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18045710-knowing-vera

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Author Interview with Ian Thomas Healy

Welcome today to author Ian Thomas Healy, who has kindly agreed to stop by for an interview!

1. What do you write about? Tell us a little about your previously published works.

I write primarily speculative fiction with an emphasis on superhero novels, although I’ve experimented with Western/epic fantasy (The Pariah of Verigo series), urban fantasy (Blood on the Ice and Rooftops), pure science fiction and space opera (STARF*CKER, The Milkman, Troubleshooters, and Assassin). I’ve written some mainstream Young Adult novels for my agent (The Guitarist and the forthcoming Making the Cut).

My labor of love, though, is the Just Cause Universe and all its related stories and novels. The three prior books in the JCU deal either with the young superheroine Mustang Sally as she works to grow from a novice to a full-fledged hero (Just Cause and The Archmage), or with her mother Pony Girl in the 1970s (Day of the Destroyer). They’re tied together through the history of one of the JCU’s villains, known as Destroyer. My forthcoming release Deep Six broadens the storytelling universe by introducing the employees and residents of the most secure prison facility in the world, used to contain those convicted criminals for whom a normal prison will not suffice.

2. How do you handle bad reviews?

Badly. LOL.

No, really I just mark them as unhelpful and continue on with my day. If I’m feeling particularly vindictive, I will go through the other reviews that person has written and mark all them as unhelpful as well. Yes, it’s a little junior high school, but it keeps me from making the Big Author Mistake of replying to them.

3. Tell us a little about your work in progress.

I’m currently working on two projects, a novella called Space Sharks (which is exactly what it sounds like), and a new short story set in my Muddy Creek Tales universe, called “Angus’ Ghost.” The Muddy Creek Tales are my popular Weird Wild West stories, collected in an anthology called Tales of the Weird Wild West, as well as a free ebook short story called The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek.

In November, I’ll take on a send-up of epic fantasy tropes for my tenth consecutive NaNoWriMo challenge in a book called Horde. Once that’s done, I owe my agent a new YA project, which will be a heist/caper novel called The Scene Stealers. Then I’ll tackle a new JCU project which could be any of several ideas I have kicking around.

4. Any advice for aspiring writers?

Write as much as you can, read as much as you can. Learn how to self-edit. Then learn how to edit other writers’ work. Then learn how to revise based upon edits others have done for you. Develop your writing voice. Find out what you’re good at and exploit it. Find out your weaknesses and practice improving upon them. Write. Revise. Rinse. Repeat. Learn about the industry and whether self-publishing or traditional is the best direction for your project. Understand that you don’t have to go with just one or just the other. Learn how to throw a manuscript in the trunk and never take it out again. Learn how to take a trunked book and fix it after you’ve gotten a lot better at revising. Learn when to let a trunked book go. Write. Read. Revise.

5. What is your personal writing process?

My day job allows me a lot of thinking time while I’m doing physical labor, so I spend my days plotting and “prewriting” in my mind, so that when I finally get a chance to sit down on the computer or with my phone (I’ve written several stories and a couple of novels with my thumbs on my smartphone), the words flow right out. I’ve had a lot of success recently using the Pomodoro Technique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) and applying it to my writing. I tend to have a couple of projects going on at any one time. Usually I’m writing a short story on my phone, a “bigger” project on my computer, and have completed projects in various stages of revision/production.

6. Who are a few authors you look up to?

My favorite authors in no particular order are Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Karl Schroeder, Alan Dean Foster, Mike Resnick, Aaron Allston, Carrie Vaughn, Genevieve Valentine, Allison M. Dickson, and the collected authors of the Wild Cards series of novels edited by George R.R. Martin.

7. What book are you reading now?

I’m working my way through George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. It’s kind of a struggle for me, because I’m a terribly slow reader, but I want to get myself into a good fantasy mindset for my upcoming NaNoWriMo project.

8. What inspired you to write your first book?

I wrote my first story at age 7 or 8, using my thumb, my dad’s inkpad, and a pencil. It was called “The Happy Days Gang Goes to the Disco” and was about a group of little cartoon characters having a dance party. Not exactly high literature, but you can find it scanned on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/authorianthomashealy). Ever since then, I’ve been finding ways to tell stories.

9. What books have most influenced your life most?

In no particular order, the Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns graphic novels, Santiago by Mike Resnick, the Timothy Zahn Star Wars novels, the Wild Cards series, and the Spellsinger series by Alan Dean Foster.

10. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I’m changing the font. It didn’t look good in print. LOL

11. What do you find particularly challenging about writing?

Marketing. Self-promotion is a necessary evil for any author trying to build a fanbase and develop sales. I would love to be in a position financially to hire someone to do promotion for me, because it would give me so much more time to produce new work or revise existing projects. I generally have my story/book-writing schedule planned out for twelve to eighteen months in advance, and every hour I spend on promotion is about fifteen hundred words less that I can write during that time.

12. If there was one message you could send to everybody who reads your books, what would it be?

“Please let me know how you liked (or didn’t like) my book. Reviews are the only way I know that I’m reaching my fans and whether or not they’re enjoying my work. It’s how I know that I should keep writing a series, or that I should stop.”

13. Have you ever used characteristics from someone you know in one of your books?

Of course. Every writer does that. I’ve also used (highly-stylized) real events in my life in my books. I leave it to those who know me best to pick out “Hey, that’s me!”

14. What inspires you to write?

I don’t know how I could ever not-write. I don’t do it because I’m inspired, although sometimes I’m more inspired than others; I do it because I’m compelled to. If I couldn’t write stories, I think maybe I’d die from my brain exploding.

15. Where can readers find you and your work?

They can find me in my favorite coffee shop if they’re lucky. If they’re not local, the best places to find me are on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ianthealy), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/authorianthomashealy), Scenic http://www.ianthealy.com, and on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/ianhealy).

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When criminals are convicted, they go to jail. When they have parahuman abilities, they go to Deep Six, the most secure prison facility in the world. Six thousand feet underground, nobody has ever escaped from the maximum security facility.

Until now.

A parahuman terrorist called Misrule engineers a mass breakout, and it falls to a pair of prison guards to stop the world’s most dangerous criminals from reaching freedom, and Just Cause won’t be able to help them. Despite being overmatched and underpowered, the two guards must find a way to prevent the escapees from their ultimate goal.

Deep Six releases worldwide in print and ebook formats on November 29, 2013.

Preorders are available at http://localheropress.ianthealy.com/pre-order-deep-six-today/.

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Find more of Ian’s work here:
Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/ianhealy
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ian-thomas-healy
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ian-thomas-healy/id416010398?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Search?query=Ian%20Thomas%20Healy&fcsearchfield=Author
Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/author/ian-thomas-healy_198694
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ianthealy

An Element of Time Character Profile: Meet Mackenzie Jones, by Bebe Knight

Today we have guest author Bebe Knight, here to discuss her character Mackenzie Jones from An Element of Time. Welcome, Bebe!

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‘Tis the season for paranormal reads! Be it spooky Halloween stories or typical vampire/werewolf romance novels, I love to wrap my hands around a good book with supernatural elements to it around this time of year. If you’re the same, you’re going to enjoy An Element of Time. I’m here today to introduce you to one of the characters, the hero of the book: Mackenzie Jones.

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Tell us a little about Mackenzie Jones.

Mackenzie, or Mack as most people call him, lives in Burnstead, NY and is a bartender at the local college hangout, McPetebury Pub. He has aqua colored eyes, shaggy golden brown hair and dimples that accent his smile. Oh, and he’s a vampire.

What is his background story?

Originally born in 1905, Mackenzie was turned in 1931, forever holding him hostage at 26 year old. Mackenzie’s back story is a sad one, as most vampires’ back stories are, and he spent a lot of time dwelling on it. He blamed himself for things he couldn’t control. His family fell apart after he left and his fiancé at the time found new love. To top it off, he was forced to live with a coven of vampires that were brutal and unforgiving. It wasn’t until he found a coven in Upstate New York that his luck started to turn around.

How was he turned?

Mackenzie was on his way home from work in Brooklyn late one night when he was attacked by a stranger on the street. The image and voice of the vampire that dragged him into the alley still haunts him to this day. Left for dead, Mackenzie learned how to survive as a vampire on his own.

What about his love life?

Mackenzie is an old soul and doesn’t like to “sleep around”, yet it’s hard to form relationships with anyone when you’re forced into the darkness of the night and have to keep major secrets. So he’s been on a break from love for quite a while. Even if there are two girls at his bar that are crushing on him in a big way. It isn’t until Veronica Chase walks into his bar that he starts to get that loving feeling again. It’s just too bad she’s there to kill him.

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I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into Mackenzie’s life! To read more about Mackenzie, check out An Element of Time!

Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/An-Element-of-Time-ebook/dp/B00FDXZYIM/

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Spotlight On: Evade, by Jessa Russo

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THE EVER TRILOGY, Book #2

by Jessa Russo

YA Paranormal

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In this thrilling sequel, Ever Van Ruysdael’s race to beat the odds—and the clock—begins with the introduction of an integral part of her past. As secrets are revealed, and truths uncovered, she learns her imminent death is the least of her problems: Ariadne did more than just put an expiration date on her life; she marked Ever’s soul by upping its value for greedy collectors looking to buy their freedom.

Condemned by the countdown on her life, and hunted by hired Seekers, Ever’s journey leads her to question everything she’s known and everyone she’s trusted, while growing closer to the one person from her past she was determined to avoid—and the one guy she never could—Toby James.

With her ex-boyfriend by her side, and the countdown clock rapidly ticking away, Ever tries thwarting fate’s plans. But as her nineteenth birthday approaches, and desperate Seekers follow her every move, she may be too late.

A marked soul is hard to come by . . . and even harder to escape.

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An unashamed super fan of all things paranormal romance, Jessa Russo reads, writes and breathes paranormal YA, rarely straying from her comfort zone. When not writing or reading–or raising the coolest kid ever–Jessa enjoys making memories with her amazingly supportive family and friends, while secretly planning her next trip to New Orleans. She will always call Southern California home, where she lives with her husband and daughter, and a Great Dane who thinks he’s the same size as his cranky sister, the Chihuahua.

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EVADE’s Links:

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