Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fangs for the Memories (A Providence Paranormal College Romance) by D.R. Perry

Fangs for the Memories

Memory is a tricky business.

No one remembers Maddie May. That’s fine with her; just a side effect of Umbral magic. Unfortunately, she has to take the Magic Theory Lab at Providence Paranormal College. Maddie won’t pass if the Professor can’t remember her.

Henry Baxter’s a psychic vampire who can store total recall for himself and others. He’s been in business since 1986, but new regulations mean he needs a degree to keep operating. Going back to college after sixty years on earth is definitely a drag, especially since society treats vampires as second-class citizens.

The woman everyone forgets and the man who remembers everything seem a natural pair. While Maddie’s all for it, Henry keeps pushing her away. But what if the only way they’ll survive is together?

Return to Providence Paranormal College in this full-length novel. Extrahumans of all types abound on this urban campus on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. This Ivy-League college recently opened its doors to anyone with enough talent. The Admissions Department at PPC enrolls humans with extraordinary grades, the magically and psychically inclined, vampires, werewolves, changelings, and even magic shifters like dragons and Kelpies. Come take a tour! If you like YA and NA Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy with strong romantic subplots, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Also be sure to check out Book 1, Barely Awake!

About D.R. Perry

D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she's not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn't leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective.

D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite.

She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is not an island and not Long Island. D.R. is well aware that her home state has both of those things, but isn't defined by them. Maybe she likes it here so much because it reminds her that she's also more than the sum of her parts.

D.R. hopes you have as much fun reading her books as she did writing them.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Desired by the Phantom by Jennifer Deschanel

Desired by the Phantom

Proving the mask isn’t hiding a madman is probably hopeless, but preventing his past from destroying their love—may just be impossible.

Four years ago Paris was under siege by Erik the murderously vengeful Phantom of the Opera, who swore no one would come between him and his student, the breathtaking Christine Daae. But a broken heart and a blast of conscience have changed him. Vowing never again to let his curse haunt the diva or the Opera Garnier, Erik is content for the world to believe he is dead. That is, until a good Samaritan begins leaving strange packages, awakening both his deepest desire and most forbidden fear—love.

Anna has no way to escape the memories of her past or her bonded servitude to the owners of the Opera Garnier. Ministering to the less fortunate is the only bright light in an otherwise dark existence. When her kind gesture brings her to the attention of the masked and mysterious Erik, her need for redemption became a desire for true acceptances. But Erik’s powerful obsession with Christine and a deadly con that puts everything she knows at risk pushes her to face terrifying choices.

Before lies and the legend of the “opera ghost” threaten the lives of any more people, Erik fights to control his demons and tame a heart torn between two women. Battling the nobleman determined to lock Erik away, Anna must help free Erik from his bonds of madness or once again seal his fate as The Phantom of the Opera…but saving him may just destroy her heart.

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About Jennifer Deschanel

If one is going to query a publisher, Jennifer suggests not doing so in pink ink. Her first, written when she was twelve, was nothing if not colorful. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America in addition to being a writing mentor. Her passion lies in writing historical romances from forgotten pieces of history. In addition to her series expanding Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera, she writes romances set in the Regency and Victorian eras.

Writing from a tiny French nook, Jennifer admits to being country mouse with city mouse tastes and is constantly fighting to keep the little critters in line. She firmly believes in OCD awareness and organizations that support mental health research, and her books often explore such challenges. She can’t pronounce pistachio, hates lollipops with gooey centers, and thinks watermelon is the spawn of the devil. Most of all, she dearly loves to laugh. When not writing she enjoys spending spends time in the kitchen with her daughter, digging through antique stores for a quirky find, and entertaining the whim of her mischievous pug. Turns out, the pug has her well trained.

If asked for her motto, Jennifer points to the following quote upon her wall: “Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood!” ~ Pablo Neruda

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Duck Springs Affair by John Isaac Jones

The Duck Springs Affair

Devoted mother Cassie Carter is hard working and dedicated to running her small farm in Georgia. She tends to her home and sickly son daily while her truck driver husband is away on long hauls across the country. Her life and values take a sharp turn when a handsome and intelligent construction worker disrupts her daily routine. Her priorities shift and everything she keeps in her comfort zone is threatened. 

Damaged romantic Paul Hamilton has a void in his life that leaves him wandering from affair to affair, empty and unfulfilled. He identifies with the haunting poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, yearning to capture an elusive love. 

One day, in an unexpected place, he discovers the love he is seeking, but she is out of his reach and he runs the risk of irreparably damaging the delicate balance he tries to maintain in his life. 

In the Duck Springs Affair, Paul and Cassie’s worlds collide and explode. Will what they offer each other sustain and give them what they need out of life and love? Or, are they doomed to suffer the tragic consequences of their decisions as each searches for the perfect love?

About John Isaac Jones

John Isaac Jones is a retired journalist currently living at Merritt Island, Florida. For more than thirty years, "John I.," as he prefers to be called, was a reporter for media outlets throughout the world. These included local newspapers in his native Alabama, The National Enquirer, News of the World in London, the Sydney Morning Herald, and NBC television. He is the author of four novels, a short story collection and two novellas.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chocolate Kisses and Love Filled Wishes (Kissing Bridge #3) by Linda West

Summer and Brad are slated to get married but things go awry in Kissing Bridge! 

Brad's younger sister, snowboarding champion, Kacey Anderson is forced to come home to heal from a bad accident. After being told she can no longer compete she begins to train at her home while still missing her beloved Olympic gold medalist Brody Jenkins. Against doctor's orders she begins to regain her strength in the hopes of competing in the 2018 Olympics. When a young Climate Change activist enlists her help to bring awareness to the cause, Kacey begins to think that her future may be much different then she imagined. 

Summer is forced back to LA to finish off a contract when the worst blizzard in decades hits her hometown. Unable to return she can only suffer as she here's a fate worse than she can ever imagine is unfolding back home in Kissing Bridge Mountain. Against all odds, love always seems to bring miracles to Kissing Bridge and this story will leave you believing and having faith in the power of true love.

Rave reviews!
Within a matter of pages I was (as usual with these books) laughing my socks off and immediately fell in love with the slightly crazy Kacy" Kindlegoodbooks - S. Stevens

About the author:

Linda West was born in Buffalo and now lives in LA. She used her small town as an inspiration for Kissing Bridge Mountain, and she had more fun writing this book than any thing she has ever written! Linda is a manifestation and law of attraction expert and has many books on empowerment and living your dream life. Go see her tools and books at

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Faustian Complex by Kallya Valanis

The Faustian Complex

Katrina Ravel, a world-famous author, is deeply in love with Sergei Smyrnoff, a Russian sculptor. While reminiscing about the past, she recalls her parents' untimely death and the man who helped her survive her ordeal. The man is Marco Xenakis, a wealthy ship owner. Both he and his housekeeper, Eleni, play a major role in Katrina's life.

At Marco's house, she meets unexpectedly with George Venetis who, unbeknownst to Marcos and the others, is the Devil's Advocate. Venetis tries to lure Katrina to his camp, but she is apprehensive and resists his offer. However, her obsession for Sergei pushes her over the edge. When, unexpectedly she discovers Sergei's infidelity, her apprehension vanishes. Grief stricken and in consolable, Katrina flies across the Atlantic and enters the Devil's lair.

In the darkness of Hell, Venetis awaits patiently.

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About Kallya Valanis

Kallya Valanis was born on the beautiful island of Cyprus which, as legend has it, is the birthplace of Aphrodite, Olympian goddess of love, beauty and fertility. At thirteen her family moved to England where her father established his business. She continued her education in England and in her teens she wrote and published short stories for a teen magazine.

She travelled to Sydney, Australia with her husband for a brief spell and then to the Territory of Papua and New Guinea where they spent four years.

She has been living in the United States since 1968. Her first novel Hell In Paradise describes her experiences on the island of New Britain, New Guinea, about people she met and a murder she witnessed that left an indelible mark on her soul.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How the Little Flame Series by Melissa Lummis was born

Today I am so excited to have my friend Melissa Lummis on the blog. You may have heard about her Little Flames series. But you may not have known how it came to be. It's an interesting story.

Hello! My name is Melissa Lummis and I write Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. A big thank you to Andi for inviting me to write a guest blog today! I’d like to share a little bit about how my current series, the Little Flame, got started.

I’m often asked where my book ideas come from and the short answer is from my own experiences and a little bit of magic. When you write Urban Fantasy, that answer tends to raise eyebrows. Have I experienced the paranormal? Well, maybe. But there’s so much more to fantasy novel writing, and there’s all kinds of magic, isn’t there?

For example, there’s how a story idea gels into an actual book, and it definitely felt like magic when the Little Flame series finally came together for me.

I had an idea, about a healer looking for the reincarnation of a lover who could solve a magical problem, bouncing around in my head for months, but it felt vague. I needed a theme. I needed a setting. I was soooo frustrated.

The reincarnated lover could be anywhere. Literally. So where did I want my story to take place? Where did I start? You can see the problem I faced.

But as it turned out, the problem of setting became the magic ingredient that brought everything together, including the theme.

As I often do when I have a writing problem, I headed out to have some fun. I went to Washington, D.C. for a concert with friends at the 9:30 Club. As we jumped on the Metro (D.C.’s subway) after the concert, it occurred to me that my main character could be on tour with a band! Yeah!

I’d just seen one of the most spectacular EDM (Electronic Dance Music) DJ shows of all time so what if my main character was working at the 9:30 Club when she meets a DJ named Maximillian who hires her?! And ooooh! What if I called the first book Nine30??? And each title would reference a concert venue???

Nine30 – 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Electric – The Electric Factory in Philadelphia

StarLand – The Starland Ballroom in New Jersey

It all popped in my head! (I’ve been to a lot of concerts in a lot of cities). And this way she’d be traveling all over and have a better chance of finding this reincarnated lover, plus a steady paycheck. Bonus!

And the clincher was something that caught my eye as I ascended the escalator out of the Dupont Metro North entrance, something that hadn’t been there when I lived in D.C. many years ago. In 2007, a portion of Walt Whitman’s poem The Wound Dresser was inscribed on the wall that surrounds the entrance. When I saw it, my mouth dropped open. Here was my cosmic sign. I decided right then that my overall theme for the Little Flame series was healing yourself by healing others and, well, here’s the inscription:
Thus in silence in dreams’ projections,
Returning, resuming, I thread my way through the hospitals;
The hurt and wounded I pacify with soothing hand,
I sit by the restless all the dark night – some are so young;
Some suffer so much – I recall the experience sweet and sad…

And thus, a story was born. And that in itself is magical.

Have you been to any of the concert venues I mentioned? Take a look at the other titles in the series and see if you can guess the venue they reference.

Little Flame Series Box Set
Books 1 - 5
Melissa Lummis

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Peacepipe Productions
Date of Publication: September 30, 2014
Number of pages: 495
Word Count: 155K
Cover Artist: Stephanie Nelson

Book Description:

Fiamette Jurato is on a mission: to fix her broken past. She’s teamed up with the world famous DJ, Maximillian, to search for the ex lover who can help her put all the pieces back together. There’s only one problem: he’s been dead for over two hundred years.

As a healer to the supernatural, she’s no stranger to navigating the impossible maze of magical complications. But getting lost in the magic isn’t the problem; finding her way back home is.

About the Author:

Melissa Lummis writes new age suspense in a fantasy setting, but her stories are also straight up, steamy adult romance. The Love and Light Series is currently available at Amazon exclusively, as well as the Little Flame Series, a spin off focusing on the character Fiamette from the Love and Light world.

Melissa considers herself a truth seeker and a peaceful warrior, in addition to a paranormal and fantasy author. With too many interests for her own good, she has rarely been content with one vocation. Her first professional life was as a high school English teacher, which led to another incarnation as a wife and an instructional designer /technical writer. After starting a family, she found herself reincarnated yet again as a mother, yoga instructor, and personal trainer.

While all her past lives have contributed to who she is today, yoga has become a part of how she gives back, maintaining her Registered Yoga Teacher status with Yoga Alliance so she can help people one-on-one to overcome physical limitations and heal themselves. But she has always been and always will be a writer. She’s authored dozens of wellness articles for various publications, as well as maintains a blog focusing on wellness, healing, and living a life on purpose.

A Yankee by birth and a Penn State graduate, she lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute, and a myriad of forest creatures. Melissa believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer, and if we live our lives as if it is a daring escapade (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection plus Giveaway!

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Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection

9 Faerie Romance & Fantasy Fairy Tales; Urban Fantasy, YA Fairies, Fractured Fairy Tales, Sweet Fae Romance, and Paranormal Boxed Set

One spellbound night, nine award-winning and Amazon best-selling authors joined together to bring you an enchanting collection of tales featuring our favorite otherworldly creatures, fairies.

Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection will seduce you into the wondrous world of the fae with magic, romance, fantasy, adventure, fairy tales, and folklore. Get ready to be beguiled by a unique boxed set with fractured fairy tales, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi adventure, and more. This captivating collection is certain to please anyone who loves magical realism and fairy stories.  

Books & Authors

THE BEE CHARMER by Poppy Lawless
Rayne moved to Chancellor on a mission to help Alice find true love. That is, after all, his job as her fairy godfather. What Rayne didn’t expect was to find a love of his own. All Viola wants is to pursue her dream of becoming a perfumer. She doesn’t have time to fall in love. Viola and Rayne will soon find that when your heart makes a wish, even impossible dreams can come true.

Even though she grew up in a family of witches, Abby is normal. When faeries offer her a wish, she wishes for magick of her own, without realizing the consequences. Now she has to travel to the land of faeries to save her friend's baby and undo the wish, even if it means losing her magick forever.

WOE FOR A FAERIE by B. Brumley
When I chose retribution, it got me got kicked out of the spiritual realm and banished to mortality. Now I've got to choose between Jason, the priest who’s hiding something, and ArĂșn, the handsome off-world Fae that believes I’m his prophesied queen... But first, I've got to survive New York City.

FLIGHTLESS by Margo Bond Collins
Josh Bevington doesn't know how to survive living in Fairy, Texas without his wings; Laney Harris doesn’t know how to survive without Josh. When Laney's biological father shows up in Fairy, determined to steal his daughter's newfound powers, Josh and Laney will have to overcome work together—or risk losing everything they care about.

ROSE PETAL GRAVES by Olivia Wildenstein
I thought losing my mother would be the greatest shock of my life, but the real surprise came after her death. Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.

FAIRLY NORMAL by Carrie L. Wells
Violet Abernathy has spent more than 20 years in the human realm, but this is the year that everything changes. Potentially her last stint among the humans, her "senior" year in high school teaches her more than she ever guessed it would about friendship, love, and support. Maybe what they say is true, change is the only thing that ever stays the same.

FAE CAME ON THE PLANE! by Elizabeth Watasin
At Jifk Spaceport, something every creature and person feared came in on a plane: faeries. When the spaceport goes down, it’s any survivor of the fae incursion on her or his own, and Nico’s not going to let Darqueworld’s most feared boogeymen, the faerie kind, stop her from getting to her lover’s arrival gate.

A Fae princess in jeans and paddock shoes--could any of this be real? Daisy Adams was an orphan raised on her uncle's farm, but a tractor accident suddenly forces her uncle to reveal the lie she's been living. Her mother's still alive and she's a queen of the Fae... and to make matters worse, Daisy is hunted and the center of a war that is just beginning.

When FayeLynn Roberts finds herself pregnant by Drake, The Folk’s most dangerous man, she relies on Alvin Fairchild, the exiled prince of The Folk to carry her back to The Realm in order to save her child. Alvin wants to protect the child and save The Realm, but can the two of them band together and defeat Drake without losing their hearts?

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