Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Hounded by Ellie Douglas


Hounded
by Ellie Douglas
Genre: Horror, Post-Apocalypse  

When Calloway Foster woke up that morning, he never expected it to be a deathblow to life on earth. 


Nothing can prepare him for one of the world’s most loved species to turn into the undead. Four-legged zombies now run rampant-hungry and intelligent, they are merciless to those still struggling to survive. 


Follow Cal on a turbulent journey filled with horrific loss, new love, and unbelievably terrifying events.


Will he find his twin brother in time? Can he keep his family safe?


A terrifying surprise twist will test the survivors to the brink of humanity’s very existence. 


**Previously published as Zombie dogs SB-16**






Hounded 2

Bellamy Foster leads his group of survivors on a perilous journey. Not only must he find a sanctuary for them all, but he is also on a quest to find his twin brother, Calloway.


Currently being stalked by raging, hungry, vicious zombie dogs, they become aware of a new, more sinister, threat. The infected SB-16 coma patients are now becoming vile, ravenous, and monstrous human zombies.


Will the survivors find a new sanctuary in time to save themselves and what remains of the shattered world around them?


Hounded 2 is an explicit horror – full of spattered slaughter, love and loss, fast-moving action, and a maze of unexpected destruction, that is sure to keep you turning pages late into the night. In this, her second novel, Ellie Douglas proves there’s plenty of rot to ooze out of the zombie genre.


**Previously published as Zombie dogs SB-16 Book 2**







I’m Ellie Douglas, and like you, I love horror, everything about horror, the goriest and most gruesome of horrors is the ultimate. I can’t get enough. So much so that I write horror. That need to be graphic, and explicit with my horror scenes makes me stand out. I give what I want to read to others, so now they can enjoy a true horror story. 


I’m not all about just being graphic, I also build characters that the readers will love and or hate, so they can feel pulled right inside of the story that they are reading. It gives me so much enjoyment when I hear remarks like, ‘You made me want to puke,’ ‘I have nightmares every damned night –thanks,’ and ‘Quentin Tarantino and Steven King made a baby, YOU!’ when I hear comments like that, I know then I’ve succeeded, that also pushes me into writing more and becoming even better.


I’m fun loving, generous and very mysterious. I enjoy spending time with my family, and have four children to keep the horror writing alive. I enjoy helping others and volunteer my services to help Autistic children, I love cosplay and the chance to dress up as a monster, zombie or some other gritty character is fun, oh so much fun. 


I love summer, and well…I hate winter. I live in New Zealand and feel often too far away from all the cool stuff going on in the world. I love helping people all the time. I’ve got my hands dipped in a few things, I write books, but I also make professional book covers for other authors, I also create adult coloring books and I have a gambling app that I designed on the apple store :) I’ve always got a project going, be it writing or creating, that is who I am and I love it :) 


My ultimate aim is to give back, paying it forward, to constantly better myself and give the audience amazing stories. Let me scare you…





Follow the tour HERE!









Cover Reveal for In This Breeze Lakeshore University #1 By Kathleen Maree


In This Breeze
Lakeshore University #1
By Kathleen Maree
Genre: NA Romance

Release Date: August 24, 2017


A nerd. A quiet art student. A nobody.
Or perhaps, just some girl.
These are the non-spoken titles I was known as since I started at Lake Shore Uni almost two years ago now. When given the chance to leave my horrific childhood behind - I didn’t hesitate. In fact, I was ecstatic to have the door hit me on the ass on my way out of town; because the only two things I actually loved in my traumatic life…
Were coming with me.
And whilst the three of us shared the same beat-up truck when we moved here – that’s where the similarities unfortunately end.
Ethan ‘The Mule’ Jones, is kind of a super star on campus. Everywhere he goes he seems to draw attention. I guess that’s what happens when you’re headlining papers as the star basketballer for the LS Eagles. But to me, he’s just Eth. A boy who still spends his Friday nights snuggled up watching movies with me, and who walks me to classes just to make sure I get there okay. He is my best friend in every way, and I can’t imagine my life without him in it.
And then there’s Jase.
The truth is I knew from the moment I met Jase at the local skate park, when he was smoking a cigarette and teasing Eth for his poor skating ability, of how fiercely protective he was about those he cared for. From the time he blew his warm breath over my injured knee, to when he thankfully intervened on the most horrific day of my life. A day, that still haunts me when I am alone in the dark.
He saved me.
But Jase has his own demons too. Even if he doesn’t go looking for it, trouble always seems to find him. Which is why he has been absent from our lives for the past two years.
Sometimes I wonder what he’s doing.
Quite often I worry if he’s okay.
And I always, always, think about him.
Even though I shouldn’t.



From the earliest age I was a born storyteller.

Ask my parents and they will tell you I had a gift for making a simple event seem like an elaborate one. Purposely? No. Innocently? Yes. It was my imaginary world that initially led me to believe I wanted to be an actor. All of that role playing and living in fantasy... it was an obvious direction for me. However, becoming quite uncomfortable with the limelight quickly saw that dream diminish.

Over the years I turned my world of fantasy into stories, and eventually began writing them down. Before I knew it, 'Cut' had been completed.

When I am not busy writing my next story, I am a working mum, housewife and sometimes hockey wag :) In other words, probably some kind of circus act who specialises in juggling ;)

I hope you enjoy my blog, where I will be posting thoughts, other books I am currently reading and even sneak peeks of my novels. I encourage any feedback, comments or direct messages via my contact page should anyone wish to get in touch.

I am so thrilled to be sharing my journey and hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

Dream often. Believe always.







Hunted Fate by Jennifer Derrick Book Blitz & Giveaway


Hunted Fate 
by Jennifer Derrick 
(Threads of the Moirae, #3) 
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 24th 2017
Genres: Mythology, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Alex and Atropos have taken refuge at an abandoned mountain resort compound. Atropos is a wanted woman in hiding, and the downtime with her soul mate is a nice change of pace. But the peace will be short-lived. The authorities are after her for her role in the attack on the city of Charlotte. Zeus has put a bounty on her head. There’s also a war to prepare for—and if she wins, the gods will be deposed once and for all. But first she needs to track down Gaia, and even that won’t be simple. Gaia resides at the bottom of the ocean, and the humans and gods are already hot on Atropos’ trail…
A heart-pounding romantic adventure where Greek mythology and modern-day life collide, Hunted Fate is the third book in the epic Threads of the Moirae series by Jennifer Derrick.


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Previous books in the series:
(Grab book 1 - Broken Fate - for FREE!)



AUTHOR BIO:
Jennifer is a freelance writer and novelist. As a freelancer, she writes everything from technical manuals to articles on personal finance and European-style board games. Her interest in storytelling began when she was six and her parents gave her a typewriter for Christmas and agreed to pay her $.01 per page for any stories she churned out. Such a loose payment system naturally led to a lot of story padding. Broken Fate, her first novel, earned her $2.80 from her parents.  

Jennifer lives in North Carolina and, when not writing, can often be found reading, trawling the shelves at the library, playing board games, watching sports, camping, running marathons, and playing with her dog. You can visit her at her official website:www.JenniferDerrick.com.


Excerpt

The Teacher Who Made the Threads of the Moirae Possible

Now that I'm celebrating the publication of Hunted Fate, the third book in the Threads of the Moirae series, it's time to give credit where credit is due. It's true that writers owe a great debt to many people. Most of us were encouraged by parents, teachers, librarians, family, and friends. Many kind people mentored us, encouraged us to enter contests, or gave us a boost in a thousand other ways. All of those people guide an aspiring writer toward a professional career.

But often there is one person at the heart of a particular story, one person whose influence is stronger than any other. It may be a family member who told their tale and made you think, "That should be a book." It may be a friend who said, "You're really into [Subject X], you should write a book about it." It may even be someone you don't know but whom you see in passing and wonder, "What's that life like?" Whoever it is and however it happens, that person is somehow responsible for your story. 

In my case, for the Threads of the Moirae, that person was my English teacher, Mrs. Lapp. She was a fabulous teacher in many ways. She was tough, but fair. She encouraged her students to read widely and she was the first teacher who openly encouraged us to read often-banned books and decide for myself whether book banning was right or wrong. She encouraged our writing and any student could count on her for feedback, ideas, and support. 

(Not related to my books but to my writing career overall, she encouraged me to enter a local writing contest even though I didn't think my work was worthy. I ended up winning. She was right and I was wrong and I learned that I wasn't always the best judge of anything.)

Anyway, part of her job was to teach the Greek mythology unit. At first I was only excited because the text, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, was much shorter than anything else we'd read that semester. (By the way, that classic is still in print if you want to buy it. I highly recommend it as a great introduction to not only Greek mythology, but also Roman and Norse legends.)

The stories were interesting, but not anything that (at the time) I would have predicted would stick with me for years. What made it all click in my head was the way Mrs. Lapp presented the material. 

She brought in slides of Greek ruins and art depicting the gods and goddesses. She let us watch Clash of the Titans (the original movie, not the awful remake). We went off topic and discussed religion, cultural depictions of birth and death, and a hundred other things tangentially related gods and goddesses. We brought in Greek food and bed sheets and had a toga party one day. We didn't just write reports on the material, we picked our favorite gods and goddesses and presented our reports in character. 

(I wish I could say I chose Atropos, but that would tie everything up a little too neatly. No, I chose Artemis, goddess of the hunt, largely because I wanted an excuse to bring my bow and arrow to school. That's right. I was shooting archery long before the Hunger Games made it cool. And no, you'd never get away with bringing a bow and arrow to school these days. Ah, the good old days.)

In short, Mrs. Lapp made that unit fun. It was like she knew that mythology book would be the most engaging thing we'd read all year and she was determined to make the most of whatever interest she could drag out of us before Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky set in. She worked hard to make the material come alive. 

So all these years later, Greek mythology still sticks with me. It's lodged in my brain so tightly that at a family funeral, the idea of being the Death Fate in the modern world popped into my head and Broken Fate was born. 

And speaking of Broken Fate, here's an Easter egg for you, now that you've read this story. When Atropos and Alex first meet, it's in Mrs. Lapp's English class. That's a little salute to the woman who made it all possible. 

Giveaway




A Final Deal by Nadia Lee Reveal



A Final Deal 
Nadia Lee
Publication date: August 15th 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

One thing I’ve never lacked in life is money. I was born to it. I’ve made it hand over fist. I have more than I know what to do with.
But all that money couldn’t give me Faith Mortimer, a damaged heiress with secrets of her own. I found her irresistible two years ago, and would’ve laid my empire at her feet…until she betrayed me.
Now she barges into my office, offering marriage, ostensibly to help me fulfill the conditions of my father’s hateful deal. Although I toss her out, I’m curious. Once I realize how desperate she is, I make a counteroffer that leaves her vulnerable and defenseless.
However, I never counted on my own machinations leaving me exposed in return…and both our hearts are going to break before this is over…


Author Bio:
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Nadia Lee writes sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Born with a love for excellent food, travel and adventure, she has lived in four different countries, kissed stingrays, been bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.
Currently, she shares a condo overlooking a small river and sakura trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she's not writing, she can be found reading books by her favorite authors or planning another trip.
Stay in touch with her via her website http://www.nadialee.net/ or her blog http://www.nadialee.net/blog/

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Release Tour for Steady by Anna Brooks

Title: Steady
Series: A Pleasant Valley Novel
Author: Anna Brooks
Genre: (Erotic) Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 27, 2017
Erik Anderson is paying for his mistakes and enduring every bit of pain that comes his way. After all, if it weren’t for him, the girl who gave him more than he deserved would still be alive. Even if he were to be put out of his misery, he’d never see her again. Considering angels go to heaven and sinners go to hell, Erik’s going to burn.
Polly Madison has never had it easy. She wouldn’t even know what that looked like. Young and naive, she learned the hard way how vindictive some men can truly be. She’s fought her whole life for stability and control, both of which she refuses to give up ever again since she’s older and wiser now.
When Polly and Erik run into each other in the most clichéd way possible, it shouldn’t have meant anything.
In his arms, Polly felt safer than she ever has before.
Lost in her eyes, Erik sees a future he’d given up on.
They try to fight it. Try to deny something neither is prepared for. But when his own insecurities put her in harm’s way, Erik knows protecting Polly’s life is more important than continuing to wreck his.
Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she's realized her childhood dream wasn't so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn't writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater painting her nails and drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn't for them, she wouldn't ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen State. 

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Release Tour & Giveaway for Shamus by Ashly Lyn

Title:  Shamus
Series: Welcome to Spartan #3
Author: Ashley Lyn
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 26, 2017
Shamus For the last, however many fucked up years, my life has consisted of grief, guilt, and sadness so profound, there were times I seriously considered throwing in the towel. I’m weeks away from bringing my kids home, and now I have hope, happiness, and an insatiable lust for the luscious Savannah. Being around Savannah is a test in control, which shatters like antique crystal the moment I get my hands on her. I got plans for my sexy vixen, plans to get my ring on her finger. Savannah I fell in love with Shamus the second he opened his mouth and that sexy Irish accent rolled out. Just as I’m making plans to move to Spartan, I step knee deep into a pile of crap that turns into a shitstorm of epic proportions. It’s not even about Shamus and me anymore, it’s about surviving. It’s that time again to fall ass over tea kettle in love with Spartan Town, USA! So, snap on your spandex and bend over for a spanking.


Ashley Lyn lives in Colorado with her amazing hubby that she met on match.com. She has two beautiful daughters, a crazy Boxer named Bailey, a Fat Cat named Mojo, and a sweet as apple pie calico cat named Katy.
She is a passionate reader who loves to read any and all genres. A good book, a cozy blanket and piping hot cup of coffee is her idea of a good time.
She loves to write quirky, funny, sexy, and eccentric characters who have zero problems flying their crazy flags.

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