Clouded by Envy up for Pre-order!

Hey guys so my book, Clouded by Envy is up for pre-order! If you want to join in and meet Bray and Brenik, the pre-order links are below! Releases February 19th, 2019!

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Summary:

Brenik has always been envious of his twin sister, Bray. Growing up as fairy-like creatures, known as bats, everything came easier to Bray. While Brenik spent his time in her shadows, never feeling he was enough. After escaping their world of Laith, and living on Earth for ten years, Brenik attempts to strike a deal with the Stone of Desire to become human. Though true humanity is not an option, he will accept the curse that will alter him to get as close as he can.

Living in a tree trunk for the past year hasn’t been easy for Bray, more so after her brother disappears again. When a human boy and his brother, Wes, find her, a new friendship is struck. Through Wes, Bray learns there can be more to life than waiting within a tree. But worrying over where Brenik has vanished to always remains in the back of her mind.

When Bray reunites with Brenik, she realizes she must help him break the curse after she discovers the need for blood is beginning to overpower him. The curse not only damages those who get close to Brenik, but it could also destroy whatever is blooming between Bray and Wes.

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The Child Dreamer: Review + Author Interview

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This was a cool little prequel to the Dead Dreamer series, and it’s free! We learn about a boy named George and how he becomes maybe not the best of people. But even then, George was easy to relate to. Sometimes things drive a person in a certain direction, now that’s not to say that the things George does is good by any means, because it’s not, but I get it.

When I got to the last chapter which is from George’s wife’s perspective, that seriously owned the whole book. I felt for her, and I felt for George, and I wanted more of the freaking story!

I’m excited to see where the new story leads me!

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Author Interview with Sarah Lampkin:

What inspired you to write To Dream is to Die (Dead Dreamer Series)?

When I first arrived at college, I didn’t really have any friends, so I had a habit of living through the books I read. After a while, my imagination would take me on wild journeys and eventually the idea hit me: What would happen if my spirit could leave my body? Like astral projection? It kind of went from there and spawned a life of its own.

Who is your favorite character in To Dream is to Die and why?

I like Damon. Brenna hates him and she’s not even sure as to why. But now she’s forced to interact with him all of the time because of her best friend. They eventually form a bond and it’s hilarious to watch.

What is your favorite thing about writing?

I love getting lost in my own world. When I write, I try to use a very specific playlist. The music takes me to a very dark place in my own mind. As long as I’m careful, I can always come out of it. But when I suddenly figure out a plot hole, I can’t even describe how amazing that feeling is.

What is your least favorite thing about writing?

Writing forces me to keep my mind on one project/task at a time. I have ADHD, so that is extremely difficult for me to do. It takes a lot of discipline for me to focus like that.

What made you decide to be a writer?

Pure chance. I started writing out of curiosity in regard to my imagination. Then it suddenly turned into something I just couldn’t stop.

Did you base any of the characters in To Dream is to Die on people in real life?

Only a few. But I can’t give away who they are 😉

What is your favorite book?

I love The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Every November, I’ll either read it or listen to the audiobook [depending on how busy the month is]. I look forward to it every year…and sometimes read it more than once a year.

If you could live in another time or fantasy world when or where would it be?

I’d prefer to live as we do now, but where supernatural magic was real, as well as some mythologies. Or in the world of Elder Scrolls or Dragon Age…whatever!

How many books will be in the Dead Dreamer Series?

4! For every year that Brenna is in college

What other books do you have planned?

I’m currently working on Tainted Wings as probably a stand-alone, but I’m undecided. I’ve also been planning on a sister series to the Dead Dreamer series. But that’s still on the drawing board.

What’s your favorite color?

Green!

What advice do you have for other writers?

Don’t let other people tell you your story ideas are bad or wrong. They’re your ideas. Do what you want with them and let them grow and mature with you. It will turn out amazing in the end.

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Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering Nephesburg College as a freshman and starting hoping to meet new
people, but she hides a dark secret: because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the
Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone
watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With the demons and fairies that wander the Fade, Brenna has
enough to worry about. Now that she’s in college, it’s schoolwork, new friends, new enemies, and something under
the surface happening at Nephesburg College. Only time will tell if she will survive her first year…

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Cover Reveals: Avalon Chronicles

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Covers designed by Y. Nikolova at Ammonia Book Covers: https://twitter.com/AmmoniaCovers

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Avalon Dreams
Amazon universal link: mybook.to/AvalonDreams

“It was impossible they had met before – of that she was certain. Yet his hold on her was undisputable, an irrational pull to the utmost recesses of her soul.”

Vivienne du Lac has everything she could wish for – a normal, peaceful life, a good job, cushy nest egg, and a semi-social nightlife. The only problem? She’s clueless to being the reincarnation of the Lady of the Lake, mythical sorceress from King Arthur’s time, and Merlin’s apprentice.

Sebastien Dubois is the guy you wouldn’t take home to mom and dad. He’s the one you jump off on a motorcycle with, to ride into the sunset. The sexual chemistry between them is sizzling from the start – but there’s more to the tall, dark and handsome stranger. When a magical past tumbles into her orderly reality, he is Vivienne’s only hope at survival.

Caught between darkness and light, a battle she has no intention to fight – let alone the knowledge to win – Vivienne quickly finds out not even closest allies can be trusted.

Can she look within and access powers from long past, become the enchantress Merlin meant her to be… Or will she lose it all over love, for Sebastien’s salvation? This is a battle between good and evil you don’t want to miss.

 

 

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Avalon Wishes
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Gods, Faes, demons and sorcerers are all dispensable in this epic saga set in the Arthurian legend period.

Before he was Merlin…

Meet Emrys, a young wizard with uncommon powers, trying to find his way in a world suspicious of the unknown. A wizard of light magic, he attracts darkness like honey does bees.

Enter Atrox, Merlin’s ever foe, and sometimes friend. A deity banished to the underworld, he is tasked with creating havoc on earth and corruping the hearts of easily influenced humans.

And who is the woman entering Merlin’s life, mysterious and elusive, with a hint of sadness that tugs at his heart? Will his love save her, or become both their doom?

As these opposites’ fates intertwine in fights, bonds and heartache, Merlin grows in his powers…Perhaps too much.

Read on to find out how one man’s choices changed destiny as it was written. After all, they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions…

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Avalon Nightmares
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Vivienne is still reeling from the fight with Carleigh and finally enjoying some well-deserved quality time with Sébastien. Absorbed into each other, neither is aware of the dark forces lurking in the shadows that threaten their newfound happiness.

The one who could warn them stays silent – not out of choice. Alistair finds himself bound to a mysterious new enemy, only for an old lover to come to his rescue. Will his demon lord powers be enough to help the Lady of the Lake and her savior? Or will he be faced with a choice that could change everything, including his loyalty?

And what of Merlin, whose sole purpose was to imprison the now-immortal Carleigh? Try as they may, none of the heroes can reach him, and his eerie silence is worrisome.

Lost opportunities, bitter lovers and ambitious sorcerers collide in one last battle for the fate of the world. In this final installment of the Avalon Chronicles, everything will come full circle…but not everyone may get a happy ending.

About Alexa Whitewolf: 
Alexa Whitewolf is a dog-loving, caffeine-addicted, all-around traveling enthusiast. Author of three series of fantasy, paranormal and young adult, she spends her nights dreaming up new stories and her days fighting reality. She lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and two mischievous furballs- Zeus and Achilles.  Check out her website at www.alexawhitewolf.com
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December Reads 2018

I only have one for sure read this month and it’s the Cursed Sea which is sequel to the Glass Spare! I’m so excited to see where this one goes because I loved the first one so much!

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December Releases:

 

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What are you reading this month?

Review: A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Title: A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Date of Publication: January 29th, 2019

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Goodreads Summary:

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

My Review:

So, I’ve read quite a few Beauty and the Beast retellings. I did like this one, but I wasn’t fist pumping. My main problem came with Harper… She was just soooo… I don’t know! I feel like a lot of times authors have the guys all lovable and then the girls are just hard to like. I did like that Harper was strong despite her cerebral palsy, and she did get more likable as the story went on, but it took a while.

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Also a lot of you may not know this movie, but if you’ve ever seen Mom and Dad Save the World from the early 90s, it was about these parents that go to this new planet. On the planet the people there were basically morons (If you’ve seen that movie you get like a 1,000 cool points). I felt like the people in Emberfall were kind of like that—they just believed these words coming from Harper, a girl they never heard of, and just all of a sudden accepted that there is another land known as Disi. I just wish they wouldn’t have been so gullible, I guess. I would have been like well then show me this place!

Rhen’s chapters were perfection! Loved getting to know him and seeing how the curse had affected and changed him. What I would have loved to have seen is a flashback chapter or few pages of how the curse came to him. Yes, we hear about it, but I wanted to seeeeeeeeeee it!

The descriptions were great with lovely word building and writing. And like I said, Rhen was swoon! Grey was a great addition as a side character. He was fierce, protective, and sweet. And I want to learn even more about him. There were several things I predicted along the way which I’m happy when I’m right! And the book isn’t a stand alone like I had originally thought, but that’s okay. I just hope things go the way I want them to and not in the way I’m dreading they could go. If you want to know what I’m talking about you’ll have to read it! I need book two now to get more of this story!!

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What’s your favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling?

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Author: Holly Black

Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2013

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Goodreads Summary:

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

My Review:

I’ve been on a Holly Black binge lately, reading all her books. Pissed at myself for not starting this journey farther back. But we can’t turn back time, now can we? So, vampires are hit or miss for me when it come to books. I mainly dig the blood thirsty movie kind.

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As for characters, I loved Tana! In pretty much all the vamp books I’ve read, I’ve pretty much come across annoying female leads. And thank goodness, she was not. Oh, and Gavriel, you are just the cutest piece of chocolate I ever did see!

When it came to Lucien and Gavriel, I totally got Lestat and Louis vibes!!! Loved that! It was pretty cool that every other chapter was sort of flashbacks or other characters. Gave the book a little more depth! Let me just say as of right now, I will definitely read anything this woman writes!

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Queen to Ashes: Cover Reveal + Giveaway

Today Mallory McCartney and Rockstar
Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for QUEEN TO ASHES,
her new Adult Fantasy Romance which releases January 8, 2019! Check out the awesome
cover and enter the giveaway!
On to the reveal! 
 
 
Title: QUEEN
TO ASHES (Black Dawn #2)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Formats: eBook
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Find it: Goodreads

“You lived your entire life feeling like half of
you was missing. Fight for the missing part. Fight for this.”
 

Emory Fae has abandoned everything she thought she knew about her previous life
on Earth. Stepping up to her role as Queen of Kiero she makes a startling
sacrifice- feigning her allegiances to Adair Stratton, the man who murdered her
parents and casted Kiero into ruin. Emory’s memories slowly piece together, and
she soon realizes the Mad King may not be all he seems— and the man who was
once best friend, may be fighting beneath the surface. 

With the King’s attention on her, can she buy
Black Dawn Rebellion enough time to recuperate their forces? And when the times
comes, will she be able to kill Adair, ending his tyranny and rising herself as
the rightful Queen? Fighting to hide her secret, Emory navigates the brutal
trials of the Mad King, trying not to lose herself in the process. 

Sequel to Black Dawn, now a bestselling series,
the sparks are ignited, as Emory learns the cost of freedom, and her title.
Will the rebels unite in time? A sinister force has spread across the land,
stripping everyone bare- their betrayals, their secrets, their intentions. But
above all, what will their decisions cost? By refusing to give in to the
darkness, will Emory rise as Queen?

Renegade and Black Dawn will be available in the
following #Vancouver area locations : Chapters Burnaby, Indigo Surrey, Chapters
Coquitlam, Indigo West Vancouver, Indigo Granville (2505 Granville St) and
Indigo Robson (1033 Robson St) in December!
 
Title: RENEGADE (Black Dawn 0.5)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Pub. Date: July 3, 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Formats: Paperback,
eBook
Pages: 274
Find it: Amazon, B&N,
TBD,
Goodreads

“The time for
Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”

Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair
Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at
The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future
of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair
longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory
tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him
there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the
capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the
roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles,
and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and
wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their
proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death
over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of
their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters
most- finding out the truth.

In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their
world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through
Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal,
lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to
fight or to bow to the darkness within him.

Title: BLACK DAWN (Black Dawn #1)
Author: Mallory McCartney
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing
Pages: 352
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD,
Goodreads

Emory Fae enjoys
leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome
soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked
away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world
of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir
to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic
role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being
darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long
dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans,
love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better
left in the shadows.

About Mallory:

 

Mallory
McCartney is the author of the bestselling Black Dawn series. She currently
lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola
and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be
found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes
involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new
coffee and dessert shops.

 
 
Giveaway Details:
One lucky winner will receive an eBook
of QUEEN TO ASHES, International.

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What do you think of the cover?