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Book Title: TIMELESS (Maiden of Time #3)
Author: Crystal Collier
Genre: YA Paranormal Historical
Release Date: November 1, 2016
 
 
 
TIME IS THE ENEMY
 
In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.
 
In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.
 
 
Can Alexia escape her own clock?
 

 
 
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Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her Blog, FacebookGoodreads, or follow her on Twitter.
 
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What I'm Celebrating This Week

Lots going on and I feel my work load is only going to get busier, but hey, I'm up for the challenge:) Some great stuff happening right now. This year has felt like a whirlwind, and mostly because I've been in my writing cave. And very soon I can start sharing all the awesomness that has been happening. Here's a sneak peek:

I have release dates for a few of my upcoming launches, and I can't tell you how excited I am. 

Cloaked in Christmas is scheduled for release Nov 28, 2016

The Wulfkin Book Bundle is coming out from my publisher and it's going to be awesome. It's scheduled for Nov 28, 2016

My dragon novel is scheduled for release Dec 6, 2016

An amazing author anothology with my Demon Book is scheduled for 17 Jan, 2016 release.

And I have another anothology for my second Demon Book scheuled for March 2017.

Oh, and I can't forget my super awesome new Urban Fantasy, which I cannot wait to share, is set for 17 July, 2017.

Lots going on, and I need to get my marketing motor started, but as soon as I have covers, I'll be sharing those. In the background, I do have some other very cool stories starting to come to life. My goal is to have a steady release of a new book next year every 2-3 months. But more on that later:)

Oh, and this fantastic Promo has just kicked off. 

Check out all these great books by some of your favorite authors! And who knows, you might just find one or two new ones that you won’t be able to live without!

All of these books are either FREE, or 99 cent deals! How awesome is that?

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What are you celebrating this week?

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Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– Work has slowed down for now, and I'm loving the normal life LOL

– My current dragon story is moving along nicely. Am nutting out a few things, but I've almost worked them out, which makes me very happy. I hit the 44K mark on this book this morning, so I'm thinking the draft will end somewhere between 55-60K.

– Early next year, I'll be participating on 2 anthologies and I'm super excited about them as the other authors are massively talented and we all have huge aspirations with the sets. I'll keep you posted.

– While August is the last month of winter in Australia, it seems spring has made an early appearance and I'm loving the sunny outdoors, birds are about, and I even got some gardening done. My onions are planted.

– I've got some awesome friends staying over my place this weekend and it is going to be so much fun catching up. Can't wait.

What are you celebrating this week?

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Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– Some fantastic news. I will be writing with an amazing group of talented authors in the Charmed Legacy: The Dark Fae Hollows series. I am SO excited about my Charmed Legacy cover reveal! I'll be sending it out on July 29th in my newsletter, and you do NOT want to miss it!!! This cover is INCREDIBLE ! Here's a link to my newsletter!

– I've hit half way point on Demon's Fever draft, a prequel to Demon's Mark, and have to stop as I have two ther urgent projects that I just have to finish first.

1) One book is due to my editor by beginning of September, so I'm hitting the gas pedal on that story. It's my dragon novel, and so far, I am adoring where the plot is going. The characters are in my head, screaming to write faster. So far, I've got 9 chapters drafted and about four edited. I'm sharing it with my critique partners, who are going to help me make it ever better:-) 

2) The other book is the one with the Charmed Legacy series. It's an urban fantasy with lots of fae lore. More on that soon.

– This week has been insanely busy, but I still managed to get through lots of writing.

– My newsletter subscription is killing it, and my drip campaign has kicked off… so many amazing readers. Once my campaigns are complete, I might share some insights I learned.

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– I've been super busy with real-life work as I'm now doing 4 days a week, which is painful when it comes to my writing schedule, but I'm managing. Am working on two great campaigns at work, which is exciting.

– For the past couple of weeks, I've been doing lots of work on my newsletter in attempt to grow the numbers, and it's working!!  I've moved from Mail Chimp to Mad Mimi, which is the best decision ever!! Mad Mimi comes with it's own drip campaign section, which will make my life super-easy. The numerous lists I have set up for different subscribers is so easy and handy to use. I'm loving Mad Mimi:) Loads of cool stuff. Plus, I'm about to start a new themed event, and some other VIP items just for my subscribers.

– This morning I hit 17K on my newest dragon-influenced novel. And that means it's time to get cracking on my editing so I can share it with my critique partners. That's my goal for next week.

– Right now I'm working on 3 books, one will come out later this year, and the others are planned for next year. In fact, if things go to plan, next year will be an amazing year. Anyway, here's a snippet of one of the stories coming out later this year.

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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Creepy Places by Lori L. MacLaughlin

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Thank you very much, Tania, for having me over!!

What's the creepiest place you can think of?

Cemetery… ghost town… overgrown abandoned building? Or maybe a haunted crypt full of gnawed bones?

When I needed to create a place where my main character, Tara, gets trapped during her nightmares, I thought — what would creep me out the most? Two things immediately came to mind: underground tunnels and spiders. Just thinking about being lost in semi-dark subterranean tunnels gives me claustrophobic heebie-jeebies. Add in spiders of various shapes and sizes and my arachnophobic self goes into total freak-out mode.

My vision of Tara's nightmare dungeon came out like this:

The rough gray walls of a dungeon passage enclosed her. Four burning torches in bright metal sconces lit the long hallway, illuminating the blotches of yellow ooze that covered the rock walls. Hordes of spiders — black, brown, yellow, and red, some thick-bodied and hairy, some thin and spindly-legged — crawled across the low ceiling, spinning sinewy cobwebs.

Eeeee… iiiiick. *shudder*

I'm a visual person, and one thing I've found that helps me imagine settings is to go to Google Images or sites like iStock or Freeimages and do a search on the type of setting I'm looking for. Scrolling through the photos sparks my creativity and puts me in the right mood to write the upcoming scene. Reading about similar places helps, too. The more clearly I can see the setting in my mind, the better I can recreate it with words and convey it in all its mystery to the reader.

Because setting is so much more than just the locale — it's geography, time of day, mood, atmosphere, and all the other intangibles that go into creating a backdrop for the action. If I can make every nuance come alive for myself, then it will come alive for the reader, as well.

Links to articles on creating settings:

http://www.writersdigest.com/tip-of-the-day/discover-the-basic-elements-of-setting-in-a-story

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/how-to-make-your-setting-a-character

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/talking-setting-place/

Link to general creepiness:

https://weather.com/travel/news/creepiest-places-nightmare-photos-20140514

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TITLE: Trouble By Any Other Name

Sequel to Lady, Thy Name Is Trouble

AUTHOR: Lori L. MacLaughlin

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2016

GENRE: Fantasy

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About the Book:

Tara Triannon is no stranger to trouble. She's yet to find an enemy her skill with a sword couldn't dispatch. But how can she fight one that attacks through her dreams?

With her nightmares worsening, Tara seeks answers but finds only more questions. Then her sister, Laraina, reveals a stunning secret that forces Tara to go to the one place Tara's sworn never to return to. Her troubles multiply when Jovan Trevillion, the secretive soldier of fortune who stole her heart, is mentally tortured by an ancient Being intent on bending him to its will. And worst of all, the Butcher — the terrifying wolf-like assassin she thought she'd killed — survived their duel and is hunting her again.

Hounded by enemies, Tara sets out on a harrowing quest to discover the true nature of who she is, to come to grips with the new volatility of her magic, and to defeat the evil locked in a centuries-old trap that will stop at nothing to control her magic and escape through her nightmares.

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LoriLMacLaughlinAuthor Bio:

Lori L. MacLaughlin traces her love of fantasy adventure to Tolkien and Terry Brooks, finding The Lord of the Rings and The Sword of Shannara particularly inspirational. She's been writing stories in her head since she was old enough to run wild through the forests on the farm on which she grew up.

She has been many things over the years – tree climber, dairy farmer, clothing salesperson, kids' shoe fitter, retail manager, medical transcriptionist, journalist, private pilot, traveler, wife and mother, Red Sox and New York Giants fan, muscle car enthusiast and NASCAR fan, and a lover of all things Scottish and Irish.

When she's not writing (or working), she can be found curled up somewhere dreaming up more story ideas, taking long walks in the countryside, or spending time with her kids. She lives with her family in northern Vermont.

You can find her here:

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A LOVE THAT DISTURBS by Medeia Sharif

I'm very excited to be sharing Medeia's latest release. The book sounds fantastic.


A LOVE THAT DISTRUBRS By Medeia Sharif

Evernight Teen, June 17, 2016
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Maysa Mazari is alarmed by her mother’s talk about arranged marriage. As a hijab-wearing Pakistani-American, she wants to find love on her own. Her judgmental Muslim clique has protected her from racist taunts, although the leader is turning on her as Maysa strays from the group because of her attraction to Haydee.

Haydee Gomez is a former gang member and juvenile detention student. Now living with a clean-cut aunt, she wants to turn her life around, even though one person will never let her forget her roots—Rafe, her abusive pimp. Haydee attempts to pull away from a life of prostitution when she develops feelings for Maysa, although Rafe isn’t willing to give her up too easily.

Finding themselves in danger from Maysa’s friends and Haydee’s pimp, it’s apparent their love disturbs everyone around them as they fight to stay together.

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– Part of feels like this should be titled, My Terrible Week, because things just aren't going to plan, I'm behind on my schedule, and I haven't written one new word this week. But… deep breath… I am going to try to focus on the positive. Like…

– I'm working extra days at work, which means more $$.

– More rain is expected this weekend. Great for the garden and for me to settle in front of the computer to write.

– My gorgeous niece is staying over tonight and we always have a blast watching crazy b-grade movies.

– And next week is going to be fabulous:-)

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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What I'm Celebrating This Week

– These past two weeks have been heavy. Lots of non-writing related stuff, which has kept me distracted and focused on everything but my writing. It's mostly behind me for now, and we've got a long weekend here in Australia. I plan to catch up on my stories and move forward.

– I've been working (slowly) on a my new series. 3 chapters are done, and I'm hoping to very soon share it with my awesome crititque partners.

– My latest newsletter just went out, and I'm participating in a fantastic giveaway. Check it out and make sure to enter for your chance to win two years of kindle unlimited!! Click here to the post

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cloaked_in_blood_3dCloaked in Blood is now out!

Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Cloaked in Blood Blurb

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

What are you celebrating this week?

Celebrate blog hop

 

This post is part of Lexa Cain's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – His Haven by Harper A. Brooks

His Haven

The Redemption Series: Book One

By Harper A. Brooks

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Blurb: Ignorance isn’t always bliss… Handsome and diligent Avrum Brenin should have died in the fire with his mother and older brother. Instead, he is saved by the powerful and wealthy immortal, Lord Henri. Placed under his care, Avrum shares in his world of endless splendors. He must do one thing in return—look after Haven, a human and Lord Henri’s newest rescue. The simple task proves to be more complicated than it seems. Haven is disobedient, ungrateful, and hostile, yet she is beautiful and mystifying at the same time. One night, when Avrum stumbles across Haven barely clothed and bound at the wrists, the world he has trusted in unravels before his eyes. He soon discovers that no one—from Lord Henri and Haven to his closest friend, Lysander—are who they seem to be. Now faced with the truth, will Avrum choose to surrender to the man who rescued him, or will he have the courage to save the woman who captivated him?

Available June 24th!

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What readers are saying about His Haven…

“Amazing book, I couldn't put the book down and I can't wait until the next one comes out! Harper Brooks has got to be one of the best writers I have ever read. She knows how to pull you in and make you want more…” – Jackie, Amazon “Ms. Brooks has started a story of other-worldly magnitude where adventure and secrecy filled the pages. Twist and turns ran amok as the author delivered angst, love, friendship and intrigue. I adored each character in their own way as each brought nuances to the story which enhanced another main character’s personality. I look forward to the sequel in this new and adventurous series.” –Evelise, S.E.X. Reviews “His Haven is a fantastic mix of historical and paranormal romance. This author is one I'm going to keep my eye on–she has it all here. Action. Romance. A touch of horror. You can't put this book down.” –C.C. Moore, Amazon FBBanner.jpg goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47 Red divider.png Author Bio: AuthorPicture.jpg Harper A. Brooks lives in a small town on the New Jersey shore. Even though classic authors have always filled her bookshelves, she finds her writing muse drawn to the dark, magical, and romantic. But when she isn’t creating entire worlds with sexy shifters or legendary love stories, you can find her either with a good cup of coffee in hand or at home snuggling with her furry, four-legged son, Sammy. She writes historical and paranormal romance.      

 

 

 

 

 

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Coming Soon by Harper A. Brooks…

An exciting new series!

 

The Hunt

A Shifter Origins Novel

The hatred between their species ruled history.

The love between them became legendary.

 

Coming Fall 2016

By Entangled Publishing

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