Thursday, 27 July 2017

Go on a desperate search for a special stone in The Darziods' Stone by @RichardSmithTT #YALit #RPBP #99cents

A special stone hidden in a quiet cove in Cornwall more than 200 years ago, is the object of a desperate search by two opposing factions. When Harry and his school friends discover a code whilst holidaying in the cove, they assume it will lead them to hidden treasure. But dark forces, with seemingly supernatural powers, are working against them. The teenagers soon find themselves caught up in a deadly battle, and will be lucky to escape with their lives, let alone get their hands on the treasure.
Fun, scifi and mayhem!
"This is an exciting story! There were quite a few plot twists that I did not expect. I was on the edge of my seat much of the time. There is also magic, action and bravery exemplified as these teens battle against forces they have little comprehension about."
~ Mark Schultz on March 30, 2017

You can get this one of a kind read right now for 99cents
at all good online bookstores!
ASIN: B06XZ59YLD
ISBN: 9781784563738

About The Book 'The Darziods' Stone'
When the school summer trip to Blackpool gets cancelled, Harry's parents offer to include Harry's friends in their trip to Tredock Cove in Cornwall. Amelia, Mitch and Asad are grateful - Cornwall will be great and even if it isn't as great as Blackpool, anything is better than being stuck at home, right? Ryan is less convinced. He's not the most open-minded of boys and he sincerely believes that Cornwall is full of carrot-crunchers. But he goes along anyway, even if it is reluctantly. Even Ryan doesn't want to be left at home by himself.

And it doesn't take long for the quiet break in Cornwall to turn into something much more exciting - and frightening. The kids find a secret code and become convinced that cracking it will lead them to hidden treasure. And it might well do, but the code will also lead them to something much more dangerous... because as readers of The Darziods' Stone will already know, thanks to a prologue dating back to 1798, Tredock Cove was once the scene of something very sinister indeed. A ship returning from the Napoleonic wars once stopped off there. Its captain and boatswain were murdered and the rest of the crew disappeared, never to be found. The world never knew this but an experiment conducted by a band of prisoner alchemists, led by the evil de Richlieu, was to blame.
As our heroes search for treasure, they find themselves pitted against these ancient forces and they will need some extraterrestrial help if they ever hope to defeat them.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

New Release from @AuthorKatieW! Malefica: A #NewAdult #Paranormal #Romance

New Release: Malefica by Katie H. Weill

Malefica - Veneficus: Book One

Published: 7/8/17
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Cover Artist: Dark City Designs
Publisher: Satin & Stone Publications


Claudia Matthews turns 18 tomorrow – as long as she can make it through the first day of classes at Oakley High School. It’s more than her inherent strangeness that keeps her from fitting in. Her ill-tempered service dog, Luca, isn’t winning her friends and her class schedule is even less welcoming, dropping her into the government- mandated, “The History of Witches”.
They are real, she's been told. They are powerful, and evil – yet Claudia wants to know if that's actually a universal truth. Are all witches really that bad?

When a mysterious gift appears, dark secrets are cast into the light, and the world as she knows it may change forever. Now armed with questions, Claudia will need to figure out if it's truly worth finding the truth when textbooks don’t hold all the answers. Drawn into a world of hidden covens and regulated magic, she may learn more than she bargained for. Now Claudia has to fight the lure of power and a temptation much more passionate…or lose herself to both. The truth could set her free… or damn her forever.

EXCERPT:
She could turn the demon over, and she could find out about her father…
“Can I help you?” A skinny cop in uniform sat, bleary-eyed, and clutching a giant cup of coffee between his two hands as he shivered against the cold which drifted in through the briefly open door.
“I need to speak to,” she paused; who did she ask for?
Claudia reached up once again to brush her fingers over her eyes as if that would help clear the haze from her mind, and felt her brows furrow down as the name of the department her father worked for came to her.
“Someone in the Department of Occult Enforcement.” She lowered her hands as the officer slowly lowered his cup to the desk, his eyes widening.
“T-this is just a local P.D. miss,” he extended his hand, pressing a button firmly on the phone on the desk, picking up the receiver while never looking away from her. “But I’ll get you my superior,” he was already starting to mumble, and when he spoke into the phone, it was a blur of words her tired brain didn’t feel like deciphering.
“Thank you,” Claudia had considered turning to sit down in one of the chairs, but the slap of shoes on the linoleum brought her attention to a door off to the right that swung open, and she watched a large man in a suit and undone tie step forward. Instant recognition crossed his face, and his hand snapped towards his side arm.
‘Run,’ her mind whispered, but she couldn’t make herself head for the door.
Her feet felt rooted to the spot as if the ivy from outside had curled up around her ankles and held her in place; the perfect target for a full clip of bullets. “I’m Claudia Matthews,” tears clogged her throat suddenly as she watched him, voice thick, tired and desperate. “And I really need your help.” She managed and then her knees buckled in their exhaustion, sending her tumbling to the floor.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Katie H. Weill is the descendant of a witch - descendant of Ann Pudeator, a wealthy woman in her seventies who did nothing but care for others, and one of the last women accused and executed in Salem, Massachusetts. Katie was inspired by the hard fought findings of her Aunt to create a story that started with a sprinkle of history and unraveled a tale from there. With her husband and her rescued dog at her side she is enthralled by the idea of creating new stories and worlds and looks forward to sharing them with the world. Ann Pudeator was exonerated in 1957 by the Massachusetts General Court of all charges.

Connect with Katie and stay up to date on all the latest news, events and releases:
www.facebook.com/KHWeill

Monday, 26 June 2017

Medical Thrillers New Release! First Time Together In One Set! Available Today for #99cents! RT @JudithLucci #ASMSG #RPBP

Crescent City Chronicles

Get your Single Author Box Set for 99 cents!

A multi-dimensional medical thriller series featuring Virginia-born nurse/attorney Alexandra Lee Destephano, Commander Jack Francoise of the New Orleans Police Department, and Dr. Robert Bonnet, Alex’s former husband and a prominent New Orleans surgeon. These thrilling books center on the characters as they encounter murder, malpractice, the supernatural and a serial killer in The Big Easy’s most famous hospital. Crescent City Chronicles, Alex Destephano Medical Thriller series, blends hospital drama, murder, romance, political intrigue, terrorism, and the grisly work of a serial killer.


The first three books in The Alexandra Destephano series all together in one set for just 99 pennies http://bit.ly/ReleaseDayCCC

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center (Book 1)
It's Mardi Gras in post-Katrina New Orleans. Thousands of tourists have flocked the city, paralyzed traffic and jammed the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials expect record crowds and the biggest boost to the Crescent City economy since the big storm. Alexandra Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, anticipates her third Mardi Gras Ball with her date, dashing art historian Mitch Landry. Things change quickly. Alex is stat-paged to the hospital and learns the wife of the Governor of Louisiana has been found unconscious and covered in blood in her hospital room. By the end of the day, murder and mayhem are the only things on Alex’s mind. 

The Imposter (Book 2)
It’s hotter than hell in New Orleans and Police Commander Jack Francoise is battling horrific crime in the Vieux Carre. At the Psychiatric Pavilion, nurses are doling out Thorazine Slurpees to the criminally insane and viciously psychotic patients in the South. Alexandra Destephano, legal counsel for the hospital, is troubled by safety issues and is working hard to protect patients and staff. The violence escalates and brutal beatings and murder become the order of the day as life in the Big Easy becomes uneasy.

Viral Intent: Terror in New Orleans (Book 3)
With POTUS and members of Congress in the Big Easy for a political convention, an unidentified killer virus in the Crescent City emergency room has physicians baffled, hospital staff frightened, and the CDC on their way to assist. When the first death from the virus is a Secret Service agent guarding the President, a terrorist attack is feared. Matters get worse with the murder of a prominent politician in the French Quarter. Alex and Jack join the CDC, FBI, and Secret Service to save the streets of New Orleans from disaster. 

Continue your Crescent City Medical experience with Book 4, Toxic New Year: The Day That Wouldn’t End & Now you can preorder Book 5, Evil: Finding St. Germaine as well.  


Don't wait, get your set today! The price goes up to $6.99 shortly!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Do these books have all the write, I mean right, stuff? #ASMSG #Romance #RPBP

Do you make a buying decision based on the cover design?  
How do you rate a cover?
Color? Imaging? Wording? Overall Design Flow?
OR
Maybe you make a choice based on multiple factors.
Cover, Price, Synopsis, Sample....

If a book has all of these traits, why aren't buying it?



Let's look at some work by Sybil Shae!
According to the rating system I mentioned above, how would you rate these books?

1st up

Timing Is Everything: Origin Of The Journal

cover by Margaret Daly


2nd In Line

Time Will Tell
*Included in The Make Time For Love Box Set

cover by Margaret Daly

Not Available For Individual Purchase At This Time
see Make Time For Love Link Below

Currently in Kindle Unlimited


On The Chopping Block Next...
An Upcoming Clean Romance

Whisper Bay
Oliver & Chloe
The Beginning

Cover by Margaret Daly

Read The IntroWhisper Bay is a series consisting of 3 parts.
This book, part one, contains 3 novelettes.
Expected to publish June 30, 2017.

You can find Sybil Shae and read samples by clicking here!
Or
Have a cover designed by Margaret Daly, click here!
Thanks for stopping by!
We hope you will come back again!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Coping with Fire & Floods with Determination! #RPBP #ASMSG


When tragedy strikes and fire ravages a family home


Author Lisa Kulow flees to a trailer


Then Mother Nature leaves a calling card in the form of floods!

But this is the image that was my 'call to action' to support a fellow author in challenging times.

There are no words just action needed.

Lisa needs to earn money to care for herself, her family and to rebuild their lives.

Why not give her a helping hand by buying a book, they are on sale and every little helps.



Friday, 12 May 2017

Get Your Scare On for 99cents! Mister Jones Mystery Series by @macmillanjones #ASMSG #BookBoost #RPBP

Welcome To Mister Jones Mystery Series!
Get Your Scare On For 99Cents!
The Showing


His visit to the house has awoken that which was sleeping: how many must be taken before IT can be laid to rest?’

For Sale again is Mister Jones’ family home: a house he had known and feared since his childhood. On a nostalgic whim he decides to visit the house, with disasterous results. The house reacts to his appearance and the estate agent who is showing him around vanishes. Shortly afterwards the next agent appointed to handle the sale of the property also disappears.

Mister Jones wants nothing to do with the property. His visit has awoken old memories for him, and the memories are not pleasant. But it is clear that something else has also been awoken by his visit, and when he is begged to help find the young agent who has vanished, he can no longer avoid the responsibility of facing his legacy of evil, and dealing with the curse laid upon the house.

But what will happen when he faces IT, and who will emerge alive?

If you knew just how much of this story is true, how well would you sleep tonight?

Portrait Of A Girl


Does lightning ever strike twice? It would seem so for the unfortunate Mister Jones. After a harrowing encounter with the paranormal in The Showing, once again he again finds himself in mortal danger on the borders of that shadowed world.

An antique painting holds a strange fascination for him - and others. What does the girl in the portrait want from Mister Jones and from the others who become entranced by her beauty? And can she be stopped before she unleashes her ancient evil into our modern world in a lake of blood?

‘This is a great read. I literally devoured it in less than 24 hours. If you liked The Showing... it's better. Spooky. It reads a bit like Sheridan LeFanu or Guy de Maupassant. Awesome. Classic horror short story, except this isn't short. It's a full novel. Just wanted to clarify, it READS like a classic horror short story. Tight, spare and invoking tons of imagination.’

The House Next Door

Mister Jones thought that he was finished with the world of the paranormal: but the paranormal world hadn’t finished with him… His next door neighbour is attracted to a statuette and takes it home. Shortly afterwards, her mother is brutally murdered, - and that isn’t the only death. As the casualties mount and the dead roam free, can Mister Jones stop the tide of evil?

When Sheila Balsam finds herself compelled to buy a genuine antique in a strange little shop, she didn’t bargain for what came with the statuette - and Mister Jones finds himself once again drawn into the dangerous world of the paranormal : this time via the house next door.

An ancient evil has found a way to break from his enchanted prison and the only one who is going to stand in his way is the unfortunate Mister Jones, who seems destined to live in interesting times.

The Curse Of Clyffe House

It was supposed to be a holiday, time away whilst his friend and neighbour wrote a book about their last adventure. But as soon as Mister Jones arrives at the holiday cottage things start to go wrong, and waking up to find a skeleton in his bed is only the start. Terror stalks this cottage and before long Mister Jones discovers an ancient Evil is plotting to wreak devastation across the land; and it plans to start with his death.

Poison, fear, and a horrific Shadow from long ago stand between their survival: can Mister Jones and his friend defeat the Curse of Clyffe House and live?


Coming In The Summer Of 2017
Demon's Reach

Mister Jones discovers more about his family in this fifth novel about his adventures. A relative he had never known appoints him both executor of his estate, and the beneficiary should the main beneficiaries have died before him. Surprised and curious to learn more about his family and their past, Mister Jones journeys to the mist haunted eastern coast of England, and the village of Hawkstowe.

There he finds that his family have an unsavoury reputation locally for their dealings in black magic, and that his arrival is viewed with fear and horror. So scared are the locals that Mister Jones might herald a return to the dreadful times they experienced many years ago that they decide to burn down the house in which he is staying.

Mister Jones must confront demons, monsters, and members of his family both living and dead to escape with his life and his sanity intact.
Visit Rukia Publishing To Read A Sample Of Each Book


Meet The Author ​Will Macmillan Jones


Will Macmillan Jones lives in Wales, a lovely green, verdant land with a rich cultural heritage. He does his best to support this heritage by drinking the local beer and shouting loud encouragement whenever International Rugby is on the TV. A just sixty lover of blues, rock and jazz he has just fulfilled a lifetime ambition by filling an entire wall of his home office with (full) bookcases. When not writing, he is usually lost with the help of a satnav on top of a large hill in the middle of nowhere.
He writes Dark Fantasy, fantasy he fantasises is funny, and books for children. Some of his pieces have won awards but he doesn’t like to talk about that as it draws attention to the fact that other pieces haven’t.
Connect With Will With Using These Links!
Twitter: @macmillanjones

Thursday, 4 May 2017

A nice bit on Wenselydale cheese, Gromit @macmillanjones #ASMSG #BookBoost #RPBP

Please welcome Will Macmillan Jones as my guest author for today! He has prepared a nice bit of Wensleydale cheese, Gromit....

Most authors get invited here to talk about their books. The blood that has poured from their fingers as they hammer frantically on their abused computer keyboards, the rivers of tears and sweat (yuk!) that have dripped from their faces as they reveal their tortured souls on screen: the agony and ecstasy of rejections, acceptances, and seeing their work in print… You are probably all bored to tears with that, so I’m here today to talk about cheese.

You see, I’m a dark fantasy author. Not a fantastic author, but a dark fantasy author. Stop panting there at the back, I didn’t mean *that* sort of fantasy either: this site doesn’t have that sort of thing on here. Or so I’ve been led to believe. You regular readers might know better. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of the posts on here, so maybe I should know better. Sorry, back to the subject.* I know it’s a bit of a confession, but there we are: my teenage daughter (in a fit of misplaced enthusiasm) set me up on one of those internet dating sites a few years ago. I turned it on: ‘What do you do?’ it asked me. ‘Fantasy writer’ I typed in, making sure that I had spelt it properly since the site was run by Americans, and you can never be too careful with their spellcheckers. Down the page was a list of things not to talk about with the ladies you might meet: Fantasy was on top of the list, so I turned the thing off and have never been back. Honestly, what use was it to me? “What do you do?” someone would ask me. “The site says I’m not supposed to tell you.” I’d sound like a notorious serial killer out on license with a new identity; or maybe a hired assassin, rather than an author no one has ever heard of.

Anyway, where was I supposed to be? Oh yes, cheese. I like cheese, and I’ve tried many of the varieties on offer. I’ve even tried the ‘Stinking Bishop’ variety that achieved notoriety when used in one of the brilliant Wallace and Gromit films. It didn’t float my boat, to be honest (although in fairness cheese is rarely used as a flotation device, even in these times of stringent economy). I keep several different varieties of cheese in the fridge. Blue Stilton, White Stilton with Lemon, Oakwood and, yes, Wensleydale. Probably the only good thing to come out of Yorkshire.***

Why? Well I’ve found, like many authors, that three in the morning is a time when I am visited by strange ideas - many of which become fiction. A bad dream about cats ended up in an anthology called ‘Felinity’ for Grimbold Books. A very strange dream about zombies dancing to ‘Johnny B Goode’ became a short story that won the inaugural Northampton Literary Group National Flash Fiction Award, sponsored by the University of Northampton. Three others have formed the basis of novels that have now been released (or in one case has had to be re released after the publisher absconded with all the monies). In fact I will confess that most of my most terrifying ideas have arrived while I was fast asleep, thereby absolving me of all responsibility for their creation. Or perhaps the liability, should anyone feel the need to blame me for not being able to sleep after reading some of my stuff.

Most of the authors reading this will be nodding, and thinking about the discomfort they cause their partners by sitting up in bed at three in the morning, or four in the morning, if it was a long dream, and frantically scribbling notes on the pad they keep besides the bed. My partner woke up one night as I climbed back into bed at about 3.30 am. Probably something to do with my cold feet, I expect. Anyway, she asked me to tell her what I’d just written (she has adjusted very quickly to living with a writer), and in a fit of misplaced enthusiasm: I did. “I was sleeping next to you when you came up with that???” she exclaimed in horror. Job well done, I thought and had the presence of mind not to say so aloud.

So the principle I want to share with you today is this: you have a dream, make notes, the dream serves as the basic inspiration for the book, or helps break the writer’s block, or provides the plot twist to free the hero from the frankly impossible situation the poor benighted author has just created for his/her Main Character before going to sleep in the knowledge that they aren’t the one about to get maimed/injured/killed in the next chapter: this is where the cheese comes in. With a judicious choice of the flavour/variety to be eaten late at night, the author can avail themselves of a choice of solutions. I find that a blue cheese, possibly because it is technically already rotting -that’s true by the way, Google it - helps provide dark and moody scenarios or stories. Zombies and the Undead are heavily featured here. Should you be after a scene in which the hero/heroine needs to smoulder to attract a partner or the Love Interest, then a smoked cheese works wonders, if eaten with herb flavoured crackers. I normally go for the stilton cheese with lemon rind if I need an action scene, as I find the lemon adds a sharpness to the dream sequence. Wensleydale (a crumbly white cheese) is for those times I want to stand a character on a crumbling cliff top, or trap them down a mine, or on an exposed hillside, and need help to help them escape.

I could go on, but there’s a risk this blog post could turn into a commercial for cheese when really it’s supposed to be about the inspiration for writing dark fantasy so I’d better stop there. But you get the idea, I’m sure. Ladies and Gentlemen, I offer you the essential literary aid that is cheese. A very present friend and helpmeet to the author in a hurry or a quandary, or suffering from the allegedly illusory writers’ block. Just eat the cheese though: don’t write it…

*Sorry, I do digress sometimes, it’s a bad habit I’m trying to break.**


**Like using footnotes. My editor is trying to cure me of the habit with his cattle prod.

*** I’m from Lancashire in England you see, and have an inherited prejudice against Yorkshire, the next county. Who lost in the fifteenth century Wars of The Roses, not that they are bitter or anything.


Will Macmillan Jones is the author of The Mister Jones Mysteries, a collection of dark and unsettling paranormal stories; and the underground hit collection of fabulously funny fantasy, The Banned Underground. Information about all his work, even the poetry, can be found on his website at: www.willmacmillanjones.com

He is also a popular local performance poet and traditional oral storyteller.



For those who are interested in the dream mentioned earlier, here it is.

Artistry of the surgeon

- I’m sorry, did the felt tip of the pen tickle? Please try to stay still for me. There, I’ve not got that line down your breast straight, I’ll have to swab it off and redo it.


-That’s better. Absolutely vertical for you. Now, the semi circle; it’s a bit like a smiley face isn’t it? Underneath this nipple. Good. If it isn’t presumptious may I compliment you on the even, matching areolas? I had a lady in here last month, her areolas didn’t match at all, naturally. I had the devil of a job to make her look her best.


-Now excuse me whilst I lift this breast to draw the incision line underneath. Yes, I’m wearing my latex gloves as I promised you. Skin to skin contact in this situation is inappropriate, and I’m being careful, as I said.


-Right, finally it’s this last surgical line. From the breastbone down to the groin, I’m afraid. Nice of you to have had that Brazilian waxing, it helps me to orientate the line properly.


-Ah, here’s the scalpel I’ll use for the procedure in an hour or two.


-Yes, it has been properly sterilised, despite the budget climate! Although its last use was on your last surgery, can’t be too careful, can we?


-Remember your last surgery? That was when I took your tongue out, so that tonight you cannot scream and disturb my neighbours while they are watching the evening soap operas on television.


-Wouldn’t be fair on them, would it?