Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Divine by Desiree DeOrto Release Day Blitz

Book Info-
Title- The Prophecy
Series-  Divinity Stone Book #1 
By- Desiree DeOrto
Genre-New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

The people of Shiloh, Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn't know was that it was real. All of it was real. 

When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn't know that she would be the catalyst. She didn't know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction. 

The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the 
insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.


Book Info-
Title- The Divine
Series- Divinity Stone Book #2
By- Desiree DeOrto
Genre-New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal
Expected Publication Date- July 19th, 2014

The legend has become reality, even if the people of Shiloh, Virginia don’t know it yet.

Starlette McKinley had moved across the US only to find that the darkness raging inside of her wasn’t something of her own creation. It wasn’t something that could be medically treated by psychiatrists or any type of medication. The darkness was her power, and it was going to stay. 

When she accepts that the greatest threat of all lies within herself, she will have to choose. Push away all those that she loves in order to keep them safe, or keep them near and witnessing their death.

Only through the help of The Divine will she be able to face what is to come. But at what cost? What sacrifice will The Divine demand as payment?


About the Author-
Desiree DeOrto is a mother of four adorable little hellions. When she's not busy wiping noses, stopping toddler WWIII, cooking, or cleaning she can be found creating complex characters in believable worlds, throwing confetti, or causing general mayhem. Desiree believes in the power of words, and works hard to create an escape from reality through her stories. She loves to hear from readers so don't hesitate to contact her by email ( or through Facebook (


Blog Tour & Giveaway for Twist of Fate by Shawna C. Jones

Twist of Fate
by Shawna C. Jones



Shawna grew up with a secret that she couldn't share with anyone. She thought of it as her "inner demon" and it shaped her life. When she became an adult, it sent her on a quest to try to find her Real Home. In Paris, she fell in love with a fellow traveler who changed her life, for better or worse. Their relationship was full of discovery and of lessons learned.

How could she come to terms with her "inner demon"? Can we change our fate or karma? Does love really conquer all?

This book is based on a true story of an independent woman's search for her true self and the meaning of life, and how she found answers in unexpected places.


Excerpt One:
“I wonder if those two are talking about us,” I thought out loud. “Oh well, I guess there’s nothing I can do about it.”
“You are going to visit me in Austria after the Canary Islands, right? Why are you going there?”
“For some sun before hitting colder weather and snow. Hopefully I’ll have a tan next time you see me.”
 “I’m going to miss you. I need you to promise you’ll meet me in Austria.”
“I promise. I swear. But I don’t know how long I’ll be in the Islands, and then there’s the journey to Austria. Could be several weeks.”
He held me tight and whispered, “Just come back to me. That’s all I want. Or I’ll have to try to find you. And don’t think I can’t.” He kissed me again.
“You have my word.” I looked up at the windows to see Lyn and Mike out on their respective balconies, watching us.
“Don’t you two have better things to do?” I shouted up at them.
“No. You two are too much fun to watch,” Mike shouted back. Lyn just laughed.
 John and I kissed each other goodnight. And that was the night my dream came back to haunt me.
As I jumped from the plane with my parachute in place, I felt excitement and fear at the same time. I was falling quickly towards the earth. It was exhilarating and I felt so free. Then the parachute opened, and I slowly descended to a grassy spot. Then I quickly looked up to see another skydiver falling fast. Too fast. The chute wasn’t opening. I stood in horror as I watched him fall and hit the ground, dead. I screamed. People rushed over to console me. The skydiver was my husband.

AUTHOR Bio and Links

Author bio:  Shawna C. Jones lives in the US, when she's not traveling the world. She lives with her husband, and "inner demon" quite peacefully now. She is continuing her mission of helping others, and encouraging young people to travel and follow their dreams.