Fantasy Spotlight: THE UNFORGIVEN by A. Katie Rose

When the moon and the sun Are joined as one, From tears of strife, from the bitter ashes, From sorrow and from rage That what was once parted Shall again be one. First Captain Vanyar: Disgraced. Outlawed. Haunted by the chilling murder of his own men, he is consumed by guilt and knows he can never find redemption for his crimes. The most talented Shape-Shifter ever born, only he can save Princess Iyumi from a Read More …

Epic Fantasy Spotlight: ON THE EDGE OF DEATH by Ciara Ballintyne

Genre: Epic Fantasy Date Published: 22 April 2017 Publisher: Evolved publishing All the Left Hand of Death wants is something to call her own, but is the price too high? Ellaeva, the fated avatar of the death goddess, is desperate to track down her missing family but the trail is decades old. Instead, she discovers her battered and bloodied sister priestesses driven across the Jerreki border on pain of death. Ellaeva must turn aside from Read More …

#MondayBlogs – Finding Inspiration Within The Dirt and Grime

The fourth Michael Sykora Novel is coming your way soon! The title is Child’s Play. I’ll have it up for a discounted pre-order in about a week, with a scheduled June release. When I release a new book, readers inevitably ask me what inspired the story. That can be a difficult question to answer, mainly because I’m not always completely sure myself. I rarely begin a book with intention. I simply listen, and I go Read More …

A Centuries-Old Vendetta – Spotlight on REMHURST MANOR by Tamasine Loves

There is a mystery that lies in the grounds of Remhurst Manor; a mystery concerning the unsolved 19th century murders of four teenagers. Laine Brimble is slipping between two lives. Her life at home in present-day Australia, and the life of a nobleman’s daughter living in 19th century England’s Remhurst Manor. Until now, Laine was able to keep her two lives separate and secret. But, Laine is about to find out that though centuries past Read More …

New Release Spotlight – UNLEASH: Spellhounds, Book 1 by Lauren Harris

Genre: Urban Fantasy Date Published: May 5, 2017 Craving a gritty, kickass heroine? If you like guns, magic, & heartbreaking drama, you NEED this book!   Orphaned. Hunted. Pissed as hell. Helena Martin doesn’t know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It’s not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in Read More …

#BookReview: GLASS PREDATOR by Craig Schaefer

For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temple; her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all. A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by Read More …

#BookReview – SCARS OF INDEPENDENCE: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock

The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It’s a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the Read More …

Spotlight on HEREAFTER by Terri Bruce – 99 Cent Sale!

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/Paranormal Date Published: January 9, 2014 Why let a little thing like dying get in the way of a good time? Thirty-six-year-old Irene Dunphy didn’t plan on dying any time soon, but that’s exactly what happens when she makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a night bar-hopping with friends. She finds herself stranded on earth as a ghost, where the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, Read More …

Spotlight on d4 by Sherri Cronin

Genre: Speculative Fiction Date Published: Jan. 31, 2015 Publisher: Cinnabar Press A clairvoyant young woman finds her visions of the future to be a nuisance, until she discovers that she is hardly unique. An entire group of seers has learned how to profit from their knowledge in ways that Ariel has never considered. Another group is obsessed with using their talents to understand a dark future they cannot ignore. An alliance with either crowd looks Read More …

#MondayBlogs – COLD AS ICE – A Short Story

Today I’m sharing one of my short stories from Perspectives, the first book in the Mind’s Eye Series. My mission was to write a story based on the below photograph, taken by Martin David Porter.   Cold As Ice Cold. Bone deep and paralyzing. The frigid wind has sucked all the moisture from my eyes. When I blink, my lids scrape like sandpaper across my eyes. I’ve been walking for hours. Farmland is like that. Read More …