Archive | January 2021

Cover Reveal: Clouded By Envy

Brenik has always been envious of his twin sister, Bray. Everything always came naturally to Bray, even after crossing through a portal from their fae world, while Brenik spent his time in her shadow. So, when Brenik discovers a way to get what he has always desired—to become human—he takes it. However, the gift turns out to be a curse that alters him in ways he never saw coming.

Bray can’t help but be concerned for her brother, more so when he vanishes. While waiting for Brenik to return, she meets two brothers who realize she is not the least bit human. Her dark bat-like wings are proof of that. But somehow, an aching bond forms between Bray and the older brother, Wes.

When Bray reunites with Brenik, she finds an overpowering need for blood stirring deep within him. If Bray doesn’t help Brenik put an end to his curse, it will not only damage those who get close to him, but it could also destroy whatever is blooming between her and Wes.

Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Mass.

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Crow (Faeries of Oz) Trailer

In case you missed it! Crow’s trailer is here! Return to the fae world of Oz on February 17th!

Revenge to take…

Reva spent the last twenty years in her own purgatory, first as the Wicked Witch of the West, then banished to eternity in darkness. Now that she’s returned from oblivion, Reva’s out for blood. The Northern Witch, Locasta, destroyed Reva’s life out of jealousy over Crow. But Reva’s love for him is gone, replaced only with the desire for revenge.

Crow wasted years trying to distract his mind after the Wicked Witch–his true love–was vanquished. He’d thought Reva was lost forever until magic brought her back, though their reunion was anything but happy. Reva hates him now as much as she loved him then. He can’t blame her–his former lover cursed them both and stole their daughter away. But he’s more determined than ever to earn Reva’s forgiveness.

When Reva leaves for the North, intent on destroying Locasta, Crow refuses to lose her to the same magic twice. He joins her on the journey, and, as much as Reva loathes him, she knows it’s for the best. Traveling is too dangerous on her own, but spending so much time together isn’t exactly safe for their hearts either. Hidden away in her castle, the Northern Witch waits to curse Reva and Crow once more. This time they need to put an end to Locasta, or suffer the consequences of the curse forever.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.
 
 
 
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Cover Reveal: Zealot

Zealot
C. Vonzale Lewis
(Blood and Sacrifice Chronicles, #2)
Published by: Parliament House
Publication date: November 16th 2021
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

Nicole Fontane thought her demons were buried deep enough.

She was wrong.

A month ago, she and her crew barely escaped an evil cult of magick users and the blood oath they orchestrated—leaving their island vulnerable to further attack.

The Better Day Church is the one place to start ridding Tulare of the evil that plagues it, but the moment Nicole sets foot inside, memories resurface of an ancient religion deeply buried in the Louisiana bayou…along with an eerily familiar altar.

Now she’s forced to relive betrayal, the fight that almost cost her her life, and her demons making themselves known once more.

Her choices are limited: Either she uses her rare form of earth magick to appease the Young family and create a new god…or end up on the altar again.

If she can’t vanquish the demons from her past once and for all, her fate is not the only one on the line.

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Author Bio:

Carla Vonzale Lewis likes her martini’s shaken…never stirred. Though she was born in Georgia, please don’t mistake her for a Georgia peach. She’s more like a prickly pear. Speaking of being born, someone asked her recently if she remembered her birth, and all she had to say was, “Yes, I do remember that handsy doctor pulling me out into the cold. Right Bastard!!!”

Despite being born in the South, she grew up in the North. California to be exact. And every once in a great while, she gets to experience all four seasons. But mostly, it’s just heat.

Her debut novel, LINEAGE, was released July 16, 2019 and she fully intends to ride that joy for the rest of her life.

When she’s not concocting her next contemporary fantasy story, she enjoys reading, binge watching shows on Netflix, and trying to convince her husband that getting a dog is a wonderful idea.

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Sinners & Saints: Release Day + Giveaway

The much-anticipated release of Sinners & Saints Anthology is FINALLY HERE!! I’m thrilled to announce this impressive lineup of award winning, best selling, and up and coming authors as they’ve come together to compile a multi-subgenre Romantic collection. From Romantic fantasy, to Romantic Drama and everything in between, the Sinners & Saints collection offers something for everyone! There are 17 authors total bringing to the table 17 novellas that are sure to leave you feeling hot, shocked, and perhaps even craving a little sin of your own. Not only that, but there are some pretty cool pre-release purchase incentives, and an Amazon giveaway that will CONTINUE THROUGH RELEASE WEEK! (incentives available until Jan. 17th)

Sometimes it takes a Saint to love a Sinner.

There’s something for everyone in this collection of 17 romance stories from today’s USA Today bestselling, award-winning, and rising star authors. From reluctant billionaires to displaced gods, century old vampires to young lovers just about to graduate high-school, love strikes where it will, and who’s to say a Sinner is any less deserving of happiness than a Saint?

Let us tempt you to take a walk on the wild side, unleash a little bit of the sinner inside you to find that romance you’ve always been waiting for.

These original stories are packed with unforgettable characters, amazing romances, and intense emotion that will leave you on the edge of your seat waiting for more. From sweet to sultry, these stories will have you reading long into the night.

Fans of Mary Higgins Clark, Stephanie Meyer, Danielle Steel and Suzanne Collins won’t wait to misbehave for Sinners & Saints.

Don’t miss your chance to get this set before it’s gone! The sins will stack up and the saints won’t stay forever, so make sure to grab your copy of these 15+ titillatingly delightful stories when you scroll up and one-click today!

With stories from: Shaunna Rodriguez (AW), MA Abraham, Hannah Earl, AnnaMarie Gardner, Deborah Garland, Madison Granger, BK Harrell, Angelina Kerner, CA King (USAT), Darlene Kuncytes (AW), Megan Kuykendall, Andi Lawrencovna, Didi Oviatt, Crystal StClair, SE Winters, Tricia Daniels and Payne Craven

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NOW FOR INCENTIVES: The Sinners want to thank all you Saints for ordering SINNERS & SAINTS on Nook and Apple, so they’re giving thank you gifts!! (available until Jan 17th)

It just takes 2 easy steps!

1. Order the anthology from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon

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NEXT UP: Follow Sinners and Saints authors for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!!!  Winner will be chosen at random Jan 17th!

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LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The Authors of the Sinners and Saints Anthology would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone reading this to join them on their Facebook party page, for all of release week there will be loads of excitement! https://www.facebook.com/groups/966180393837734/?ref=share

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Release Day: The Ender

Most villains meet a likely doom by the end of their book… most villains are not Enders.

With the power of the codex, the Wanderer sends most of the Golden
Recluse into their books and Laney must rush to save them from their own writing. With William, she crosses the page into a horror novel filled with bloodthirsty birds, a romance paperback where, to their dismay, they become the main characters, and a children’s picture book that’s not as innocent as it seems. With each second that passes, the threat of the Wanderer’s pen threatens to end the Weavers.

With everything at stake, Laney realizes that she’s part of something bigger, and it all comes down to a choice that the Wanderer has always wanted her to make:
Will she save the man she loves, or the family she’s only just discovered?

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Crow and Ozma cover reveal sign-up!

Crow is releasing February 17th and the cover reveal for Ozma is February 23rd! If you’d like to help in signing up for Crow’s release day blitz and Ozma’s cover reveal, click here! These Faeries of Oz want your help! And I appreciate it so much!

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Author Interview: Mike Thorn

“A terrifying descent into suburban addiction and male shame, Shelter for the Damned is a gripping, uncanny tale cut from the same cloth as Stephen King and John Carpenter.” -Daniel Goldhaber, director of Cam

While looking for a secret place to smoke cigarettes with his two best friends, troubled teenager Mark discovers a mysterious shack in a suburban field. Alienated from his parents and peers, Mark finds within the shack an escape greater than anything he has ever experienced.

But it isn’t long before the place begins revealing its strange, powerful sentience. And it wants something in exchange for the shelter it provides.

Shelter for the Damned is not only a scary, fast-paced horror novel, but also an unflinching study of suburban violence, masculine conditioning, and adolescent rage.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH MIKE THORN

What inspired Shelter for the Damned

Like most creative projects, Shelter for the Damned took inspiration from numerous places. I wanted to write something in the suburban horror tradition, and I wanted to write something with adolescent characters. I drew a lot on the novels of Hubert Selby Jr. and Jim Thompson, specifically their pessimism and their unblinking commitment to disturbed protagonists devoured by their own demons. Those authors’ work informed the psychology or “pathology” of my own protagonist, Mark. I was also influenced by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King (especially ChristineRageIt, and two of the novellas in Different SeasonsApt Pupil and The Body). I tend to enjoy fiction that focuses on the corrosive power of obsession (Melville’s Moby-Dick is my all-time favorite), which definitely bleeds into my own creative interests.

Who is your favorite character in Shelter for the Damned and why? 

I love Madeline. In many ways, I think she’s the most well-adapted and put-together person in the novel. She knows who she is, and she knows what she wants, and she’s not afraid to be honest.

Did you have to do any research for Shelter for the Damned

I set the novel in 2003, because I wanted to depict some horror-infected version of the suburbs I remember from my own adolescence. I didn’t really have to do any research for the setting, because it’s a world I know.

What genre do you primarily write in? 

I write primarily within the horror genre, and Shelter for the Damned is no exception.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? 

My instinct is usually to take the pantser approach, although that has got me into trouble from time to time; it can bring me lots of grief in the editing stage. For future projects, I’m interested in forcing myself to try out the plotter’s approach.

What are you working on next? 

I’m developing a proposal for a non-fiction book on two horror filmmakers. I can’t say too much about it yet, because it’s in the very early stages, but I’m hoping it gets off the ground. Wish me luck!

Is there an author who inspired you to write? 

As a young kid, I was very excited by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and R. L. Stine. As an older kid, I discovered Stephen King and there was no turning back. As I mentioned above, Hubert Selby Jr., Jim Thompson, and H. P. Lovecraft all had a massive impact on me, too. There are too many writers to name! I’m inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Kathe Koja, Herman Melville, Eden Robinson, Thomas Ligotti, and Georges Bataille. Here are some other contemporary folks who are keeping me excited about new fiction: S. P. Miskowski, Erin Emily Ann Vance, Niall Howell, Gwendolyn Kiste, Randy Nikkel Schroeder, Farah Rose Smith, Joshua Whitehead, Robert Dunbar, Todd Keisling, John Claude Smith, Daniel Braum, Sarah L. Johnson, Zadie Smith, and Don DeLillo.

Any advice for other writers out there? 

Read. Read nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Read novels, novellas, and short stories. Read the classics. Read the new stuff. Read the esoteric. Explore.

Author bio
Mike Thorn is the author of the short story collection Darkest Hours. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and podcasts, including VastarienDark Moon DigestThe NoSleep Podcast, and Prairie Gothic. His film criticism has been published in MUBI NotebookThe Film Stage, and Vague Visages. He completed his M.A. with a major in English literature at the University of Calgary, where he wrote a thesis on epistemophobia in John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness.

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