Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'The Necromancer's Gambit' by Nicolas Wilson


The Necromancer's Gambit

by Nicolas Wilson

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BLURB:

Knight, the sheriff of a local magical government known as "the Gambit," is called to recover a mutilated body, tainted with magic and dumped at a popular haunt. When the corpse is identified as a close associate of the Gambit, it threatens the safety of the community he protects, and those he cares about most. As the fragile peace amongst the city's magic-wielding factions disintegrates, Knight must track down a cadre of murderers before his friends are picked off, one by one- with each death used to strengthen the spells cast against the Gambit.


Read an excerpt:
I try not to snap at her. Interrogation’s never pretty, even when Pawn isn’t involved. And I also don’t have the heart to tell her just how vanilla this one actually was. “That’s probably how this played out. But more often than not, interrogation gets you information a witness wouldn’t give up willingly. Interrogation’s a part of what I do. So’s scene investigation. Tracking. Pawn goes home and blackout drinks tonight away, and Bishop, after a day or two pulling apart that overcooked McNugget gets to set it aside. But this case is mine until I bury it. Pawn’s an ugly little thug-”

“Thanks,” he says, before realizing he should have kept his nose buried in his refrigerator, trying to find the halvah.

“-but he’s a terrier, and barks real loud to keep people in check. But when they become unchecked, it’s my job to find them and shut them down.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nicolas Wilson is a published journalist, graphic novelist, and novelist. He lives in the rainy wastes of Portland, Oregon with his wife, four cats and a dog.

Nic's work spans a variety of genres, from political thriller to science fiction and urban fantasy. He has several novels currently available, and many more due for release in the next year. Nic's stories are characterized by his eye for the absurd, the off-color, and the bombastic.

For information on Nic's books, and behind-the-scenes looks at his writing, visit nicolaswilson.com.

Website: www.nicolaswilson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovelistNicolasWilson

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6553776.Nicolas_Wilson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicolasWilson

Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/u20RL


Nicolas Wilson will be awarding a swag package with a pendant and bookmarks (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a swag package with a pendant and bookmarks (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn host.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

'Unravelled in New York' by Suzanne Nicole


Blurb:

Sydney journalist Charli Cooper has no idea what destiny has in store for her as she packs her bags and moves half way around the world for a fresh start.

Businessman, Jack Manning is used to getting what he wants and has no patience for dealing with an inexperienced journalist who has no idea of the New York social hierarchy.

As she unlocks the truth about Manning and his empire, she realises all is not as it seems and if she digs deep enough, she might just find the story she has been looking for.

Will the secrets they both hold cause their delicately poised relationship to crumble?

Can one mistake unravel their lives?

A full-length stand-alone novel.

http://amzn.to/1EtHBmE

About the author:

With a passion for reading and writing Suzanne has been creating stories all her life through both her writing and dance teaching. Suzanne is a graduate from IMEB (Aus) and is a member of Romance Writers, Australia, she is also a qualified and registered dance and drama teacher. When she is not bombarding family and friends with story ideas she can be found in front of a class of students teaching dance or curled up with her treasured Kindle. She loves romantic stories, angsty reads and dark-haired heroes. She also loves travelling, her recent highlights have been her trips to Los Angeles, New York and Boston and she dreams about going back there soon. Suzanne lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and three gorgeous boys.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

What is love? Thoughts by author Angelina Kalahari

In celebration of The Healing Touch being free today, author Angelina Kalahari explores the concept of "What is love?"

What is love? That was the most searched for phrase on Google in 2012. It has dropped to third place in 2014. 
What is Ebola and ALS claimed first and second spots in 2014. 

But it remains an interesting question, doesn't it? What is love? It fills me with hope in our turbulent times that people are still searching for love. It confirms what I have always suspected; that no matter the person's behaviour, at the bottom of everything is the fact that we all just want to be loved for who we really are. We want acceptance and the perfect feeling of 'home' that only love can give us. 

It is also the reason for so many romance novels. Not that romance is the only form of love. But it is the one we seem to strive for the most. 

In my debut novel, The Healing Touch, the heroine, Isabelle, loves three men deeply, but in very different ways. Based on real events in my life, writing The Healing Touch, was a deeply cathartic experience. And I'm delighted that readers have already been in contact to confirm that reading it has helped them, too. I could not ask for more than that. 

At the beginning of The Healing Touch, we find Isabelle: 

Isabelle switched off the tablet. The book was finished. She simply had to write this book. She had no idea what category or genre it would come under, but she knew one hundred percent, that it would help others in a similar position. Even if it did not, it had helped her, healed her, made life make sense again. After her colleague, dear friend, and much loved soul-brother had died unexpectedly, aged only thirty-three, her life had changed forever. She had felt so low, and life was utterly without point, that she had seriously contemplated checking out, not necessarily to be with him, but what was the point of it all? 

Of course, the book could not exist without the people in her life who affected her day-to-day existence so profoundly. 

James, who had transitioned where she could not follow, had, before he left, inspired her to strive for new horizons in friendship and in her career. Together, they had worked on two very important performance pieces, both of which she wanted to finish. She believed they were great and important works of art, and through their existence, he would continue to live in this world for as long as she did. 

Victoria, her long-time friend and confidante, had become her trusted colleague as she created the music for these two projects. Victoria shared the secrets and sadness that James's leaving had left behind, with dignity and reverence. 

Simon was her husband of twenty-two years. They shared a strangely close bond, even though they had not shared intimacy or any kind of relationship for many years. He felt like an old shoe, comfortable, worn smooth where it otherwise might have chafed, but without the excitement of anything more stylish, more alive, more life affirming or expanding. Their nonexistent physical relationship had instead become the thing that chafed, and the chafing had become unbearable. 

Angelo was her delicious Greek lover, who had appeared in her life at exactly the right time. Throughout her marriage, Isabelle had never even looked at another man. But the lack of physical intimacy eventually became too much for a sensual woman like Isabelle. When she had to have her car repaired and Angelo, with his dangerous good looks and magnetic personality, turned out to be the mechanic who "healed" her car, she wondered if he could heal her, too. With the encouragement of several of her friends, she boldly approached him, surprised when he confirmed that he would be delighted to be her special friend. But now, a year later, their relationship had turned into the red-hot passionate love affair she had only ever read about. 

Angelo had encouraged her to write the book, primarily so they could raise money to buy their own place. It was their little joke, of course. But writing the book had brought so many unexpected insights, not only into the people who shared her life, but it also gave her a rare opportunity to glimpse inside her own soul. 

James was right when he told her once "...we don't meet people by accident. They are really meant to cross our path for a reason." 

Get to know these characters:
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The Healing Touch

Based on real events, The Healing Touch, is a mesmerising story of loss, heartbreak, passion, and love in many guises. A gripping read you won't want to put down. Funny, devastating, and uplifting by turns, The Healing Touch will leave you yearning to experience the perfect love yourself.

When not one, but two men enter her life, Isabelle Cooper's world is turned upside down. Will the unexpected loss of one man drive her back inside her safe, albeit unfulfilling life, or push her into the arms of the other? 

Has she finally had enough of an unsatisfactory sex life with her husband of twenty two years? And will the cost be worth feeling more fully alive than ever before? 

Gorgeous, talented, complex Isabelle, a sexy, youthful fifty five year old, is going through the menopause. But is it also a new coming of age for her? Is it time to question her long established position in life, her well-learned role? Is she bold enough to open new windows and walk through new doors?

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Angelina Kalahari has worked for over twenty-five years as a professional actress, stage director and operatic soprano, performing around the world. She appeared on many diverse platforms, such as opening the busking scheme on London Underground to a recital at the Royal Opera House and everything in between.

She holds degrees in drama and opera and in 2005 she received recognition for her contribution to the music, culture and economy of the UK from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

Angelina has always regarded herself as a storyteller, either through music or through acting and directing. She honed her storytelling skills from a young age, writing and telling stories to her siblings at bed time. It became a habit through the years and although she has many finished novels, The Healing Touch is her debut published novel, and not one she envisioned writing. But the tragic loss of her soul-brother, and the insistence of a close friend, resulted in writing and publishing The Healing Touch. 

Born in Namibia, and having lived all over the world, she currently lives in London, UK, with her husband and cat.

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelina.kalahari
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000693447429
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelinakalhari
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starlight8AL

#FREE read! 'The Healing Touch' by Angelina Kalahari


Based on real events, The Healing Touch, is a mesmerising story of loss, heartbreak, passion, and love in many guises. A gripping read you won't want to put down. Funny, devastating, and uplifting by turns, The Healing Touch will leave you yearning to experience the perfect love yourself. 

When not one, but two men enter her life, Isabelle Cooper's world is turned upside down. Will the unexpected loss of one man drive her back inside her safe, albeit unfulfilling life, or push her into the arms of the other? 

Has she finally had enough of an unsatisfactory sex life with her husband of twenty two years? And will the cost be worth feeling more fully alive than ever before? 

Gorgeous, talented, complex Isabelle, a sexy, youthful fifty five year old, is going through the menopause. But is it also a new coming of age for her? Is it time to question her long established position in life, her well-learned role? Is she bold enough to open new windows and walk through new doors?

http://amzn.to/1X28154

Angelina Kalahari has worked for over twenty-five years as a professional actress, stage director and operatic soprano, performing around the world. She appeared on many diverse platforms, such as opening the busking scheme on London Underground to a recital at the Royal Opera House and everything in between.

She holds degrees in drama and opera and in 2005 she received recognition for her contribution to the music, culture and economy of the UK from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

Angelina has always regarded herself as a storyteller, either through music or through acting and directing. She honed her storytelling skills from a young age, writing and telling stories to her siblings at bed time. It became a habit through the years and although she has many finished novels, The Healing Touch is her debut published novel, and not one she envisioned writing. But the tragic loss of her soul-brother, and the insistence of a close friend, resulted in writing and publishing The Healing Touch. 

Born in Namibia, and having lived all over the world, she currently lives in London, UK, with her husband and cat.

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelina.kalahari
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000693447429
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelinakalhari
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starlight8AL

Saturday, August 29, 2015

'A Spell in Provence' by Marie Laval on sale for a limited time!


Blurb:

With few roots in England and having just lost her job, Amy Carter decides to give up on home and start a new life in France, spending her redundancy package turning an overgrown Provençal farmhouse, Bellefontaine, into a successful hotel. Though she has big plans for her new home, none of them involves falling in love – least of all with Fabien Coste, the handsome but arrogant owner of a nearby château. As romance blossoms, eerie and strange happenings in Bellefontaine hint at a dark mystery of the Provençal countryside which dates back many centuries and holds an entanglement between the ladies of Bellefontaine and the ducs de Coste at its centre. As Amy works to unravel the mystery, she begins to wonder if it may not just be her heart at risk, but her life too.

Read an excerpt:
He looked down. The light of the rising sun played on his face and made his green eyes seem deep and warm. Time slowed down. The noise from the crowd became muffled and distant, and all she could hear was the crystalline spring water trickling in the old fountain. The spring that ran through the forest between Manoir Coste and Bellefontaine and bound hearts and lives together, or so the spell said …

Her heartbeat slowed, or maybe it stopped altogether. It was as if Fabien and she were alone. Desire, fear and another feeling she didn’t recognise overwhelmed her and made her dizzy.

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Marie Laval Bio

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie studied History and Law at university there before moving to Lancashire in England where she worked in a variety of jobs, from PA in a busy university department to teacher of French in schools and colleges. Writing, however, was always her passion, and she spends what little free time she has dreaming and making up stories. Her historical romances ANGEL HEART and THE LION'S EMBRACE are published by MuseItUp Publishing. A SPELL IN PROVENCE is her first contemporary romance. It is published by Áccent Press.

You can find Marie here http://marielaval.blogspot.co.uk/

and https://www.facebook.com/marielavalauthor?fref=ts

and https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6538479.Marie_Laval

https://twitter.com/MarieLaval1

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

'Bold: La Quinceanera' by A. Salce


Blurb:

As the limo pulled up to the party, the Mariachis were playing for the arriving guests. The hallway was beautifully decorated with white satin trim around the finely crafted wood panels. Each of the several panels covered each wall and had Quinceanera images embedded in the wood. Fine white satin hung from the ceiling in repeating loops with each loop meeting the top of the walls. The white and blue crystal chandeliers, matched Patty’s dress. Electric tea cup candles danced to the rhythm of the water’s movement as they floated showing off their light.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

'Leap of Faith (The Faith Series)' by Emma Carolan


Blurb:

Katriona lost her Mum in a car crash at the tender age of four leaving her in the care of her possessive father, Nick. That horrific day and the tragic events to come changed her life forever.

This young woman has suffered a lifetime of pain, yet never shed one tear. Hiding her sorrow became second nature, leaving her a shell of a woman, until she met Jason. Never wanting or needing love, Katriona finds herself at crossroad with the young and handsome green eyed stranger, who from the moment they met was determined to tear down the walls encasing her damaged heart.

Will she ruin this perfect man?
Will he run when he gets to know the woman with no soul?
She'll only know if she takes a...
Leap of Faith

Available on Amazon
US / UK

About the Author

Emma Carolan is a bright and talented new comer residing in Dundalk, Ireland. She enjoys digital photography, and is very passionate about writing. The joy of creating something from nothing, is all Emma asks from life. This creative young woman is one to watch.