New Series: Introducing The Aumahnee Prophecy! #amreading #giveaway

Welcome to a new Urban Fantasy series I’m writing with Lisa Manifold. We’re super excited to share this story with you as it is a ton of fun to write, and it’s going to have lots to come! Right now, we have four prequel novellas, each pair goes together and can be read in any order. Book One was launched at Denver Comic Con at the end of June 2017. You don’t *have* to read the prequels to dive into book one, but more story is more better, yesno?

Celebrate the launch:
Win signed paperbacks of ALL THE BOOKS!
*ENTER TO WIN*

Be sure to share your lucky link with friends to get extra contest entries!!

Without further ado…

Fall into the world of The Aumahnee Prophecy!

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There are magical Realms beyond the Human Realm which have existed for centuries. The Veil separates the Human Realm from the Fae Realm, and the other magical realms of Goblin, Dragon, and more. But all is not right in the Realms. The Goblin War is long over, yet there is still unrest among the different races.

An ancient prophecy speaks of a day when peace shall come to all the realms, but that day is not today.

There are people living in the Human Realm who act as gatekeepers for those who travel between the realms. They have one job: Protect the secret of The Veil from the humans.

The Portal Keepers and The Gimcrackers
– Prequel Novellas –

A pair of lowly bookstore owners, hiding in plain sight.
Until one day they make a mistake. Some things can’t be undone. 
A group of journalism students on a field trip investigating missing persons.
Until they stumble upon something they never expected. Some things can’t be unseen

Buy The Portal Keepers • Buy The Gimcrackers

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Marigold is a powerful witch whose sister Calyx is missing, and their mother is using the drama to further her political platform. Determined to reveal the truth of what happened, she sets out on her search and gets more than she bargained for.  Eamonn is part of the King’s Guard, tasked with escorting a courtier to her destination when he is called to aid someone in distress.  But someone is pulling the strings on a scheme that will impact his life forever.

Marigold’s Tale and Eamonn’s Tale
– Prequel Novellas – 

A fae warrior, disgraced and alone.
A powerful witch, fighting to right a wrong.
Little do they know what lies ahead for them both.

Buy Eamonn’s Tale • Buy Marigold’s Tale

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Watchers of the Veil
– Book One –

Marigold’s sister has fallen in with the wrong sort of bad-news guy and Marigold is determined to rescue her.
Newly appointed Captain of the Watchers, Eamonn discovers someone is killing the men on his watch.
When a series of events bring Marigold and Eamonn together, they must join forces to get to the bottom of this mystery entangling them both.

Buy Watchers of the Veil

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Myths & Legends Boxed Set is HERE! #Win Prizes!

Wahoo! It’s here! The Myths & Legends Boxed Set is live and there’s some celebrating going on!

I’m one of the authors in this set! My story, MARIGOLD’S TALE, is a prequel to a brand new series launching this summer!!

Read on for info and a couple of fab GIVEAWAYS!

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Today is the release day for the Myths & Legends boxed set! Get 20 books from 20 different authors in one boxed set for only 0.99$!

This is my stop during the book blitz for the Myths & Legends Boxed Set. This is the sixth and final post during this tour. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Myths & Legends is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads currently available to buy for only 99c, including works from New York Times, USA Today, Bestselling, and various Award-Winning authors!

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by Margo Bond Collins, N.R. Larry, Joanne Wadsworth, J.H. Croix, Madisyn Ashmore, Michelle Madow, Amber Lynn Natusch, Chrissy Peebles, Genevieve Jack, Siobhan Davis, S.L. Morgan, J.L. Hendricks, Lisa Manifold, Corinne O’Flynn, Andrea Pearson, Emily Martha Sorensen, Ever Coming, Sarah M Cradit, Rachael Slate, Olivia Wildenstein and Cael Percy
Genre: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult and Adult
Release Date: 18 April, 2017

Blurb:
The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

Gear up for a collection packed with an exciting mix of undiscovered existing titles and brand new content! The pages inside are packed with everything from vampires, faeries, witches, and shifters to romantic quests, cities brimming with paranormal activity, secret societies, and ruthless villains.

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for vampire and witch romance, urban fantasy, shifter romance, and spellbinding myths from more than twenty bestselling authors!

*Estimated Total Page Count: 5,000+

You can find Myths & Legends on Goodreads

20 books in one boxed set for only 0.99$!
Buy the Myths & Legends boxed set for only 0.99$ here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
iBooks

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The Authors:
Margo Bond Collins
N.R. Larry
Joanne Wadsworth
J.H. Croix
Madisyn Ashmore
Michelle Madow
Amber Lynn Natusch
Chrissy Peebles
Genevieve Jack
Siobhan Davis
S.L. Morgan
J.L. Hendricks
Lisa Manifold
Corinne O’Flynn
Andrea Pearson
Emily Martha Sorensen
Ever Coming
Sarah M Cradit
Rachael Slate
Olivia Wildenstein
Cael Percy

Release Day Giveaway
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The authors of this box set are hosting a big giveaway to celebrate the release of the Myths & Legends box set! One winner will win a $100 Amazon gift card!

For a chance to win enter the giveaway here:
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Tour Wide Giveaway

During the book blitz for Myths & Legends there’s a tour wide giveaway! These are the prizes you can win:
– 5 Myths & Legends Boxsets
– 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
– Various signed paperbacks by the participating authors

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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#YASH is here! YA Scavenger Hunt is LIVE!

Hooray!

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It’s Opening Day at YASH HQ!

*4/10/17 THIS EVENT HAS ENDED*

 

Welcome to the Spring 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt where 100 authors have been split into 5 Teams of 20 each, and there are 100 paperback books up for grabs to lucky winners!

What is this about, you ask? The YA Scavenger Hunt is a biannual online event that promotes collaboration between YA authors from different publishing houses, offering fans an opportunity to see the latest and greatest in young adult literature. During the hunt, we showcase exclusive bonus material, give readers access to top secret insider information, and offer fabulous prizes and giveaways for zealous YA fans.

Welcome, welcome… pull up a seat!

Hello! I am Corinne O’Flynn

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(yes, my name rhymes!)

and I’m your hostess on this stop of the hunt.

NOTE: The official start time for the hunt is 12pm PACIFIC (1PM MOUNTAIN) on 4/4 so some blogs may not go online until that time.

About Me:

I love tea!
My favorite color is GREEN.
I prefer cupcakes *without* frosting. #nakedcake
If napping were an Olympic sport, I’d totally take the GOLD! #deliciousleeeeep
I have three pets: Maisy the Cattle Dog, Clancey the Labradoodle, and Frodo the Bearded Dragon

*AND*

I’ve got a YASH-exclusive, deleted scene from my latest release, GHOSTS OF WITCHES PAST, being revealed during the hunt on another TEAM GOLD blog!

** ENTER GIVEAWAY **

While you’re here, be sure to enter to win a signed paperback of GHOSTS OF WITCHES PAST:

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Wahoo!

You are currently hunting on the GOLD TEAM where you can enter to win all of these beauties:

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**Looking for my secret number and my exclusive giveaway? Keep reading!!**

YA SCAVENGER HUNT HOW TO:

SUPER EASY 3 STEPS!!

  1. FIND, my secret number, listed somewhere below. HINT: My number is highlighted in GREEN!
  2. COLLECT the secret numbers of all the authors on TEAM GOLD, and then add them up. HINT: Each stop on the hunt links to the next in a loop! So keep going until you’re back where you started! HINT: There is a cheat sheet to keep you organized HERE.
  3. ENTER TO WIN: Once you’ve added up all the numbers from TEAM GOLD, fill out the form HERE to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by SUNDAY, APRIL 9TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter the total for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 9th!

There are FIVE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of GOLD TEAM but there is also RED TEAM, BLUE TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, & PINK TEAM!

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For more about the hunt, to see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Comment on this page to let me know you stopped by!


Welcome Austin Aslan!

I am pleased to be hosting Hawai’i-based author, Austin Aslan!

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Austin Aslan is the author of the highly-acclaimed eco-thriller series The Islands at the End of the World. The Guardian recently ranked his debut novel as a top-ten read in the awakening genre of climate fiction, and Kirkus Reviews hailed the series opener as a “Best Book of 2014.”

Austin earned a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology while living with his wife and two children on the Big Island of Hawai’i. A Northern Arizona native and long-distance backpacker, he can often be found exploring the world’s last wild places while sleeping on a punctured air mattress. Follow his globetrotting and outdoor adventures on both Facebook and Twitter at “Laustinspace,” and on the Gore-Tex® “Experience More” blog.

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“In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels.”

Wow… I can think of at least *26* reasons to pick up this book!!

And now for some EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL from Austin Aslan:
The Query Letter that landed him his agent!

Dear J…. J…,

I have always been very impressed with Janklow & Nesbit Associates and I have been eager to query you with my new manuscript. I believe that you would be a great match for my 90,000-word The Islands at the End of the World, a YA speculative fiction (with a hint of Sci-Fi) set in Hawai`i during a global catastrophe.

Ninety-five percent of the food consumed by residents of Hawaii is imported. What do you suppose would become of the over-populated island paradise if the cargo ships suddenly stopped arriving?

Leilani Milton is a hapa haole (half white, half Hawaiian) high school sophomore living in rainy Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai`i. Battling severe epilepsy, she struggles to fit in among her classmates and to earn the approval of her akua (Hawaiian gods, ancestors, and family guardians). She travels with her father to Honolulu to participate in a clinical trial for new epilepsy medication, and they unexpectedly find themselves stranded on O`ahu when all electronics and means of communication cease to function. Dismayed islanders turn their gaze to what has been locally dubbed the “Emerald Orchid,” a mysterious, cloud-like anomaly that has begun to hover over the Earth. As days of isolation, confusion, and dysfunction turn to weeks, pressures mount. The ships and the planes stop arriving from the mainland, and, as a million derelict Hawaiians battle for table scraps, Leilani and her father must traverse a nightmare landscape of escalating perils in a harrowing struggle to return home and reunite with their family.

When Leilani discovers that her misfiring brain may hold the key to the mystery of the Emerald Orchid, she must confront her disorder and face a desperate choice as the fate of her family and her world lies in the balance.

We all know ad nauseum what happens to New York’s masses during the “End Times,” but now readers can explore what becomes of a forgotten few stranded on the world’s most isolated island chain. While capitalizing on the very real dilemma of a state facing serious sustainability issues, this novel aims to blend page-turning excitement with the powerful parent-child dynamics and myopic intensity of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (though, alas: my sentences contain verbs). Coincidentally, it would seem that J.J. Abram’s newest T.V. series premiering this fall shares some innovative elements with my work. I take this as a good sign that audiences remain enthusiastic about intelligent “blackout” narratives, and I’m confident that my story is different enough to synergistically play off of Chicago-based Revolution. As a resident of Hilo, Hawai`i, I channeled my relationship with my own daughter in writing this chilling adventure. While Leilani and her father face imaginative challenges and plot twists along their journey home, this odyssey focuses primarily on a strong and memorable father-daughter relationship that will resonate with readers long after they finish turning the pages.

I am currently studying for my Masters degree at UH-Hilo. I hope to make writing into a career and I’m seeking a long-term relationship with an agent who will push me to success in a variety of genres. The first chapter is attached as a Word doc. May I please send you more? The full ms is available at your request. This is an exclusive query for one week and I am eager to hear back from you.

Thank you very much!
Austin Aslan


Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed learning a little about Austin Aslan!

Before you go…

1. Enter my paperback giveaway mentioned above.
2. Comment on this blog to let me know you stopped by!
3. Be sure to hop on over to KAT ELLIS’s blog for the next clue!!

It’s here! OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song #anthology

It’s book launch day!

OFFBEATJoin us in celebrating the release of OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song!

Available now:
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Inspired by favorite songs, nine fantasy and science fiction authors spin tales of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and horror.

  • A boy follows his girlfriend’s suicide note to its disturbing conclusion.
  • A man must pass on an ancient curse of immortality before his time finally runs out.
  • Two lost beings fight for life, for each other, and to find a way home.
  • A serial killer from the future, banished to present day, must control her homicidal urges in order to survive.
  • A thief and a sex worker find their paths unexpectedly entwined in ways that threaten both of their lives.
  • For a caged girl, one hand gives, but the other takes away all she’s ever known.
  • To gain their freedom, quarreling townsfolk must find a way to cross a bottomless ravine.
  • A man interrupts a monster at work and is determined to entertain the creature long enough to stay alive.
  • When his father’s ghost appears, a businessman is forced to reflect on his life.

OFF Beat features the work of the original seven Wicked Ink Books authors and two new contributors: R.B. Wood and Calypso Kane!

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About Wicked Ink Books

Wicked Ink Books was launched in 2015 with one goal: Join together a group of sci-fi and fantasy authors and build themed anthologies for our readers to enjoy.

TickTock_EVVYOur first release, TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time (March 2016), is an award-winning anthology featuring the works of authors Corinne O’Flynn,  Kristi Helvig, Rebecca Taylor, Sue Duff, Shawn McGuire, Wendy Terrien, and A.G. Henley.

It was also released in Turkey! Check out the cover of the Turkish release:TickTockTurkish

#Win a paperback of GHOSTS OF WITCHES PAST! #amreading

It’s paperback day!

The paperbacks of GHOSTS OF WITCHES PAST are here, and they are gorgeous! To celebrate the paperback release, I’m giving away signed paperback copies and some ebooks! Enter to win!

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*CLICK TO ENTER* WIN SIGNED PAPERBACK OF GHOSTS!!

What readers are saying:

“…unique and totally absorbing”

“…one of the best ghost stories I have read in a long time!”

“…compelling story of youth betrayed, magic and redemption.”

“[O’Flynn] casts an enchanting spell on her words that magically transports you into her magical world.”

“A fabulous witch-coming-of-age book of strength and fortitude in the face of uncertainty and adversity at every turn.”

“This story grabbed me immediately with opening action, and held me tight to the end.”

WINNER: 2nd Place, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Fiction Contest 2015

 

Available on Amazon

About the book:

A mother’s love.
A dying wish.
Secrets from the grave.
The past never forgets…

Seventeen-year-old Wavy McClintock is a witch with the rare ability to see ghosts. Traumatic events with “city ghosts” when she was a child have forced Wavy into a life of seclusion. She never leaves the safety of Tower Hill, where the local ghosts are easy to spot and avoid.

Niall Tobin is a witch from an outcast family. At seventeen, he is unable to stop his parents when they strip him of his magical soul in a plot to clear their family name. When Niall escapes, he seeks out the only living witness to the murder that ruined his family. His search brings him to Tower Hill.

When a ghost appears to Wavy, revealing a mysterious symbol that sends her on a hunt for answers, she discovers Niall injured in the woods. Convinced that he will die if left alone, Wavy defies her family and agrees to help Niall.

But helping Niall means leaving the safety of her home and facing the ghosts who want nothing more than to tear her apart. As Wavy and Niall work together to learn the truth about the murder, they discover connections that haunt both their families and uncover long-buried secrets that will change their lives forever.

Available on Amazon