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Title: The Broken Realm
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy, Fantasy
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba
Editor: Emily A. Lawrence
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

Blurb:

The treacherous, magical, seductive world of Kingdom of the White Sea, introduced by USA Today
bestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit in The Kingless Crown, continues in
this thrilling sequel, The Broken Realm.

The crown demanded everything. The kingdom will answer.

Chaos paints the White Kingdom. Missing children, dead nobles, and a daring escape have created
an upheaval that threatens the future of the entire realm.

The lords and ladies are armed with a powerful secret weapon as they prepare to make a stand against
the crown, but the resistance has plenty to overcome before they can claim
triumph. The lord-less Westerlands prepares for war with the formidable Quinlanden
Guard spreading their men and cruelty to every corner of their Reach. In the
Easterlands, the sorcerer Mortain cultivates his ominous influence over the
enslaved Saleen, a decisive threat he could unleash upon the kingdom with a
snap of his finger.

To the kingdom, it appears as if these assaults on their freedom are cosigned by the crown. It
seems only a matter of time before the king’s victory becomes total.

But from his isolated throne in Duncarrow, King Eoghan has discovered his authority is not
absolute. There are other powers at play, as sinister as they are resilient.
Those close to him curate the facts he is fed, keeping him tucked away in the
dark while they issue orders in his name. As his control spirals, and opposing
forces gain ground, the king’s fragile resolve turns to desperation.

Yet, across the kingdom, a quiet but powerful awakening of magic is taking place. One that
began generations ago, on a cold night in Duncarrow…

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The Kingless Crown | The Broken Realm

 

Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of contemporary and epic
fantasy.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic
dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the
Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel,
Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration
(though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at
crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned
professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens
in public). When at home in Pennsylvania, her husband and best friend, James,
is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

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Title: Of Fire and Water
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos – Covers by Juan
Publication Date: November 14th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Calla escaped Morbeth only to find herself fighting for her life once more. Incendia seemed the perfect sanctuary of escape. The stories told of the mystical island claim all inhabitants were annihilated. Those tragic tales . . . were lies.
Desperate to keep their truth hidden, the islanders take Calla and her friends prisoner. Despite her dire situation, something about that beautiful—yet deadly—paradise speaks to Calla’s soul, whispering the powerful secrets pulsing through her veins. As Roehl hunts for her, eager to claim his murderous vengeance, Calla searches for answers she believes only Incendia can offer.
Can Calla harness the power surging within her in time to protect herself, and those she loves, from Roehl? Or, no matter where she runs, will the twisted royal continue to chase her to the farthest reaches of any realm?
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Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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The Dragon Assassin’s Sunstryker
On sale for 99c until release date – October 27th, 2020
After release ebook price will be $3.99.
Expanded from original 9k words to over 41k!!!!

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As a genetically engineered dragon shifter created to be an assassin … Treya knew nothing of soulmates. She fought hard to emerge as one of the league’s best—only the best survive. She may not have friends, but she had food in her belly, a roof over her head, and the assurance that the lives the League ended deserved it.
But did they really?
When she began to question her orders, the director gave her a brother—a hostage to keep Treya in line. It worked, for a while. Now time is running out and Treya realizes she needs help. But who can she trust?
After being alone for over a hundred years, Ash felt it the moment his realm was breached. By a female. He couldn’t see her but knew she was staking out his lair for nefarious reasons. Yet his dragon was drawn, hungry, and eager to claim this stranger as mate regardless of her intent. Only, what did he have to offer? He was dying and filled with a need for vengeance against a brother who’d wronged him.
As the enemy draws close, choices need to be made. Can either of them overcome their past in order to have a future, possibly a shot at love?
Get it now, and soar through the realms on an adventure that will twist your heart and leave your breathless.
Title: Of Fire and Water
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy

 

Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos – Covers by Juan

 

Publication Date: November 14th, 2020
Blurb:
Calla escaped Morbeth only to find herself fighting for her life once more. Incendia seemed the perfect sanctuary of escape. The stories told of the mystical island claim all inhabitants were annihilated. Those tragic tales . . . were lies.
Desperate to keep their truth hidden, the islanders take Calla and her friends prisoner. Despite her dire situation, something about that beautiful—yet deadly—paradise speaks to Calla’s soul, whispering the powerful secrets pulsing through her veins. As Roehl hunts for her, eager to claim his murderous vengeance, Calla searches for answers she believes only Incendia can offer.
Can Calla harness the power surging within her in time to protect herself, and those she loves, from Roehl? Or, no matter where she runs, will the twisted royal continue to chase her to the farthest reaches of any realm?
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Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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Title: Of the Blood
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos – Covers by Juan
Publication Date: May 15th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Raised in a war-ravaged continent, temptation comes to Calla Caldwell in the form of a charming and mysterious stranger. Giving in to his intimate seduction, her world is forever changed by a single bite.
Calla quickly learns the handsome stranger is vampire prince, Trystan Vladu. His bite was an attempt to claim and save her from a plot of vengeance generations in the making. However, the claws of that ancient vendetta are scraping ever closer.
Thrust into a new nightmare by the Prince of the corrupt kingdom of Morbeth, Calla is captured, tortured, and starved in the dank confines of his dungeon. While in captivity, she takes part in a séance with a witch of light where she contacts a departed relative—a Princess of Incendia—who bequeaths a gift to Calla that will tip the scales of good and evil . . . if she can learn to harness it.
With a dark tapestry of secrets, lies, and murder unraveling around her, Calla must learn to embrace the power roiling through her veins, or be snuffed out by the strangling fist of a malevolent darkness.
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Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.

One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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Title: Of the Blood
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos – Covers by Juan
Publication Date: May 15th, 2020
Blurb:
Raised in a war-ravaged continent, temptation comes to Calla Caldwell in the form of a charming and mysterious stranger. Giving in to his intimate seduction, her world is forever changed by a single bite.
Calla quickly learns the handsome stranger is vampire prince, Trystan Vladu. His bite was an attempt to claim and save her from a plot of vengeance generations in the making. However, the claws of that ancient vendetta are scraping ever closer.
Thrust into a new nightmare by the Prince of the corrupt kingdom of Morbeth, Calla is captured, tortured, and starved in the dank confines of his dungeon. While in captivity, she takes part in a séance with a witch of light where she contacts a departed relative—a Princess of Incendia—who bequeaths a gift to Calla that will tip the scales of good and evil . . . if she can learn to harness it.
With a dark tapestry of secrets, lies, and murder unraveling around her, Calla must learn to embrace the power roiling through her veins, or be snuffed out by the strangling fist of a malevolent darkness.
Buy Links:
Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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Title: King of Blood
Series: The Masks of Under #4
Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Genre: Dark Adult Fantasy Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
The blood of my friend is on Aon’s hands, a King who would do anything to protect me. He believes his actions are justified because of a prophecy by the Ancients predicting my undoing by the hands of a friend. 
 
I refuse to accept it. Nothing can justify what Aon did, what he took from me. 
 
But as one threat is buried, another arises. The other Kings and Queens of Under are waking up from their crypts, and a war among us is imminent. The need for revenge and power is driving immortals to the brink of madness.
 
While the other Kings and Queens of Under are blinded by their own selfish conquests, something big and more dangerous than anything we’ve ever faced is about to shake Under to its core. 
 
There’s one King who seems to hold the key to it all, the answers to our fate. A white-winged angel, a legion whose mind is made of a thousand souls with magic strong enough to hold the Ancients captive at the bottom of the pool. 
 
The King of Blood.
 
I just need to determine whether he’s an ally…or the worst enemy Under has ever seen.

Kat has always been a storyteller. With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze classes.
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Title: Queen of Dreams
Series: The Masks of Under #3
Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Genre: Dark Adult Fantasy Romance
I died.
 
It was supposed to be the end of my story. But after Aon buried me in the Pool of the Ancients, I learned that Under wasn’t done with me yet. 
 
Even though I escaped death the first time, there’s a prophecy predicting my demise, and it’s driving Aon mad. His desperation to protect me is dangerous, deadly, and I’m afraid of what he might do.
 
The void that threatens to destroy this world is receding, yet Under is still not safe. I can feel it in my blood, the warning that something terrible is coming. Something bigger and stronger than all of us. 
 
But I am no longer the human girl merely fighting for survival. I’m different now, changed into something this world hasn’t seen in fifteen hundred years. 
 
I am immortal, a queen of Under.
 
I am the Queen of Dreams.
 

Kat has always been a storyteller. With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze classes.

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Title: The Vampire Project
Author: Jonathan Yanez
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Publisher: Archimedes Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2019
Blurb:
Deceit, murder, and gibberish speaking gnomes? Aww yeah!
Get ready, it’s a deadly game of shadows and you have front row seats to the insanity.
A misfit team unites to go after the very worst on their hit list; and no, we’re not talking about house elves here.
She has fighting skills as lethal as her looks (and if we’re being honest, she’s kind of a jerk); he’s a former city inspector turned drunken mess. Together, with a wizard hell-bent on vengeance – because who doesn’t like a good revenge story – they’ll kill their way to the answers.
With all the snark of Shayne Silver’s Nate Temple Series and the adrenaline-powered adventure of your favorite gothic stories like Van Helsing, The Vampire Project series will keep you hankering for more.
Download the 5-book set today then buckle up, buttercup, because things are about to get bloody.
Heads Up: may cause you to LOL, stay up late, and talk to your friends about werewolves, vampires, shifters, gnomes, and goodness knows what else.
More animal than man, he bleeds caffeine and… Ah, I’m just kidding. It sounded cool though right?
I’m Jonathan, a former personal trainer turned full-time author and part-time model.
I could go on and on about how many books I’ve written and awards I’ve won and blah, blah, blah but I’d rather use this time for you to get to know the real me.
I write because that’s what I was born to do and I freaking love doing it. Because of awesome people like you, I get to do it full time.
Connecting with fellow lovers of the written word is important to me so please join the Pack via my website at http://www.jonathan-yanez.com where you can grab an exclusive story or hang out with us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/1944447962437071/
Hope you decide to stay in touch,
Jonathan
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