Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

Title: The Cursed Daughter
Author: Aimee Shaye
Genre: High Fantasy
Editor: John and Patricia Picinich
Cover Designer: Sentinel Designs
Publication Date: April 17th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

She was born of dark magick. She was destined to unite the world. 

Empress Dimia wants nothing more than to claim the dark magick she had sought her entire life. She believes the war is finally coming to an end, when it takes a turn for the worse. 

Dimia is imprisoned by Aymeri, who refuses to see reason, and the dark magick within her threatens to end her life as it brings forth a danger neither of them anticipate. 

Will Dimia die at the hands of Queen Aymeri, or will the Queen finally see reason and allow Dimia to claim the magick and become its vessel? 

Find out in this jaw-dropping conclusion to The Cursed Kingdom trilogy.

“I am many things but normal is not one of them,” says Aimee Shaye when asked to describe herself. She is a novelist whose genres include Fantasy and all its subgenres. When asked what drives her, Aimee says, “The world around me. The people I know. The love and support of my family.” Aimee is a family-driven person and enjoys meeting and getting to know her readers. She is full of life and down-to-earth. She has a personality that fills the room. More than that, Aimee is someone people easily open up to. Her passion for life, reading, and writing are evident in her novels and she leaves no stone unturned in showcasing real emotions even in a fantasy world.

Readers from all of the world enjoy reading her novels which are suitable for all ages, despite her characters being in their late teens and early twenties.


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How dare she have the audacity to send me a notice of evacuation from my own kingdom? She strangled the letter in her hand and watched as it burnt to a crisp. Moments earlier, a squire arrived with the rolled up parchment with the seal of Theonidor. A few moments after, two guards arrived with a heavy oak crate. It was bold of her to assume it was good news. Her first thought was that the Queen of Theonidor had finally sent her more enchanted jewels. Impatience got the best of her and she immediately broke the seal to read the letter. Within a matter of seconds anger lacerated her body like ropes wrapped around her, pulling her in multiple directions at once.

“My queen?” The guard’s voice was low and filled with uncertainty.

“Open the crate!” Dimia’s shrill tone bounced off the walls of the throne room as both guards stumbled and struggled to catch their bearings and they fumbled over the hinges and locks on the crate.

Bile rose in Dimia’s throat as another wave of anger barreled through her. She balled her hands into fists and banged on the arms of her throne.

“How dare she?” Her voice was a feral growl that mirrored the animalistic rage coursing through her veins. For a girl who was supposed to know nothing about her kingdom and one who was supposed to be dead, the Maudlins were causing quite a raucous in Dramolux and Dimia wanted no part of it. Dramolux was hers and hers alone. No one, not even Aymeri and Kumud Maudlin would be able to stop her from obtaining it.

The head of Queen Palagia of Theonidor stared at her with wide, dark red eyes filled with fear in her last moments. This was not supposed to happen. Queen Aymeri was supposed to be defeated. Why was it taking so long? Why wasn’t it as easy as her grandfather said should have been?

Title: From Blood to Ink
Author: Brynn Myers
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Editor: Liz Ferry at Per Se Editing
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig from Emily Wittig Designs
Publisher: Indigo Ink Publications
Publication Date: April 30th, 2021
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Indigo James was a successful author until the day she got writer’s block, and everything changed. Weeks turned into months without anything but fleeting thoughts and half-ass ideas. That is until the day she met Mila Aeress—aka the Goddess of Chaos. Suddenly Indigo is thrust into a world she only thought existed in books. Now she’s bound to her writing for a completely different reason. Her life and her works are more than labors of love; they’re a matter of life or death. Each new manuscript becomes a book of sacrifice when her blood literally turns to ink.

Brynn Myers is a paranormal romance author. After considering writing a hobby for years, she finally turned her passion and talent into a career. She came into the paranormal genre later than most but has always loved fairy-tales and all things magical. Using that love, she creates charmed worlds by writing stories involving passionate, strong-willed characters with something to discover.

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They should be simple enough. I mean, everything begins with them, right? A single letter can be a word. A series of words become sentences. A series of sentences become paragraphs: papers, short stories, novellas, novels. Sounds easy, and yet as I sat there staring at a blank page, I couldn’t for the life of me seem to put my thoughts into a cohesive flow. 

I was suffering from a severe case of writer’s block, and my muses seemed to be on the longest coffee break ever. This would have been all well and good if I weren’t under a deadline with my publisher. Naomi had been kind enough to give me three extensions but had made it clear there would not be a fourth. I sent her some pages in hopes she’d take pity on me, but instead, she emailed them back to me in a bold, harsh font and told me they lacked my usual passion and fire and to go back to the drawing board. 

Nine hours later, I was still staring at a blank screen. Hope of any inspiration knocking me over was as cold as the cup of coffee and a half-eaten chicken sandwich sitting on my desk. Nothing was working—not the junk food or the caffeine. Maybe I should grab some chocolate and alcohol, I thought. Wasn’t it Ernest Hemingway who said, “Write drunk, edit sober”? Hell, what did I have to lose at this point?

Title: The Savage Hunt
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: April 29th, 2021
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Blurb:
Amon has seen it all in the thousands of years he’s walked this earth.  As a demon, he’s only ever wanted to live and feed unnoticed. But his need for blood always brought trouble. Finally, he’s devised a foolproof plan to meet his needs and the needs of monsters like him. With the help of his demon son, a bloodthirsty vampire, a dark witch, and two very feral sirens, they will hunt humans who have sinned in the vilest ways. This savage hunt will not only feed them but deliver revenge the humans so desire. His flawless plan won’t ever shatter. He’d bet his existence on it.

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore.

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Title: Reign of the White Phoenix
Author: Jessica Cage
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publication Date: Mar. 1st, 2021
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The Ancients foretold of the one with the white flame. She would change the world. 

Hidden since birth from her own people, Elsfaer was born with a distinct marking that covered her entire body. Before she could walk, she was seen as a threat to their existence. But there were those who believed that she should be protected at all costs. 

With the call for a new Elite, the High Spirit chose Elsfaer as the next to lead the Phoenix people. The very people she’d been told to fear all her life. But unlike the rest of her people who burned either a blue or red flame, Elsfaer’s fire was the hottest of whites. 

Her white flame was a sign of change, of a new order for her people. Unfortunately, Phoenixes weren’t exactly open to change, but Elsfaer knows something they don’t. The balance of the Phoenix has been thrown off and if she doesn’t fix it, their flames will burn out for the last time. 

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Award winning and USA Today Bestselling author, Jessica Cage was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Writing has always been a passion for her. She dabbles in artistic creations of all sorts but at the end of the day, it’s the pen that her hand itches to hold. Jessica had never considered following her dream to be a writer because she was told far too often “There is no money in writing.” So she chose the path most often traveled. During pregnancy, she asked herself an important question. How would she be able to inspire her unborn son to follow his dreams and reach for the stars, if she never had the guts to do it herself? Jessica decided to take a risk and unleash the plethora of characters and their crazy adventurous worlds that had previously existed only in her mind, into the realm of readers. She did this with hopes to inspire not only her son but herself. Inviting the world to tag along on her journey to become the writer she has always wanted to be. She hopes to continue writing and bringing her signature Caged Fantasies to readers everywhere.

 

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The rustling of grass caught my attention. “Who’s there?” I called out, hoping that it wasn’t someone who wanted to try their luck despite the issued challenge. It wasn’t unlikely that there were people who didn’t care about the order of things or the consequences of the High spirit.

“Settle down.” The familiar voice of a person I thought I’d never see. “I’m not here to hurt you.”

“Kaden?” I peered into the shadows unable to see the source of the voice.

“I thought you were the Elite.” He revealed himself, stepping from behind a large tree.

“What are you doing here? What if someone catches you?”

“I had to see it for myself. Your wings.” Kaden leaned against the tree. “I was prepared to be blown away with awe. Little did I know, you’re really a Flameless after all.”

“Well, sorry to make you come all the way out here for nothing.” I turned away from him, focusing on the busy fish again. “And I’m not a Flameless. At least I don’t think I am.”

“What happened?” He remained behind me, enough distance between us that he could escape if I decided to turn on him.

“I don’t know. I’ve waited my entire life to have them and now they are just gone.” My shoulders slumped forward. It was hard enough to have the thoughts in my head but saying it out loud gave the disappointment a new weight. “I would think you’d be happy about it. You wanted me to be a Flameless. Did you come here to gloat?”

“No, I didn’t. Why would you think I’d risk being here just to rub salt in your wound?”

“Face it, you turned your back on me the moment you learned the truth. Don’t get me wrong, you had every right to do it. I should have been honest with you from the beginning. I messed up.”

“I know it wasn’t all your doing.” Kaden joined me on the bench and watched the water. “Ali can be convincing when she wants to be. I figured she probably concocted the entire thing and because she is your friend, you went along with it.”

“I just wanted to enjoy my life; you know? I wanted challenges and experiences that weren’t connected to being an Elite. I lived in that temple for years just waiting for the day that I would be strong enough to leave on my own. Not even a day after I mature, this happens. The option for that life and the freedom I longed for was ripped away from me. I never wanted any of this, Kaden.”

“And now you’re here.” He nodded.

“I am, except nothing is how I thought it would be. I’m struggling, and I don’t know what to do.” All of Phaedrial had expectations of me. Zodiac had already decided what my future was without even considering me. And Ali, in all the commotion I hadn’t even considered her. Where was she?

“I wish I could help.” He leaned back on the bench, finally looking at me and not the water.

“Why are you really here?”

“I told you.” He shrugged. “Wanted to be wowed like all the others. I knew you would be magnificent.”

“I know what you told me, but I have a feeling that I’m not the only one who is capable of keeping secrets.”

“Okay, I’ll admit it. You’re right. I came here in anger.” The moonlight bounced off his skin and gave his face a glow I’d never seen before. That was the thing about the Darkest Forest, it hid so many wondrous things. ” I don’t know what I planned to do. It’s not as if I’m strong enough to take on an Elite.”

“You wanted to fight me?” I raised a brow. That wasn’t the answer I was expecting.

“I wanted to hurt you, the same way you hurt me. I believed in you. Watching you train the others, the care and concern you had for them, I was impressed.” He paused, “And I thought we had something special. I confided in you, told you things about me that I’d never shared with another person. How was I supposed to know that you wouldn’t use that information against me one day?”

“I would never do that,” I confessed. ” Being with you all was the first time I felt like I belonged somewhere. Wings or not. I didn’t want to lie to you, but I didn’t think that you could ever accept me if you knew the truth. I care about every one of them and you. But I understand why you would be concerned.”

“I didn’t know what to believe.” He lifted his hand and carefully pushed the hood back from my face so he could better see me. “I had to be sure.”

“Well, you can be sure your secrets are safe. They will die with me; in just a few days it looks like.”

“Why do you assume you will lose?” He looked disappointed in me. “Have you suddenly forgotten how to fight?”

“Whoever challenged me has to be powerful. Or at least someone with a flame. I can’t compete against that.”

“You’re telling me you spent your entire life in combat training and you never once trained on fighting without your flame?”

“Well, of course, I have. That’s all I could do.”

“Okay, so you’re a skilled fighter and from what you taught our men in just a few short days, I know you’re capable of going out there and kicking ass.” He shook his head with a stern expression. “Elsfaer, you can’t give up before you even step foot in the ring. That’s a sure-fire way to make sure you don’t come back out.”

“It’s a lot to take on. In training I knew what I was up against, here, I have no idea. We don’t even know who issued the challenge.”

“Stop whining. You have time, prepare yourself.” He stood from the bench to walk away. “There are still people who want to see you succeed. Not everyone wants your life to end, regardless of the secrets you have at your disposal.”

“Where are you going?” I stood wanting to follow him, but I knew it was best not to. Kaden being there was risky enough as it was.

“Back to the Odious where I belong. Maybe you can come to find me when you win.” He winked over his shoulder.

“Wait,” I called out to him.

“Yes?”

Under the rising moon, I joined him beneath the tree. With death looming and life slipping away, I needed to take advantage of every opportunity to live. I stepped as close to him as I could and looked up into his eyes. With a sharp inhale, I lifted to my toes and pressed my lips against him.

As it always did, the kiss grew with intensity and fire until I felt like my flesh was burning. His hands gripped the small of my back before his arms wrapped around me and he lifted me from the ground. When our lips parted, we were both out of breath and flushed with our desire.

“Make sure you win, woman.”

Title: House of the Blue Flame
Author: Delzhia Jenkins
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publication Date: March 8th, 2021

 

Blurb:

The Houses are divided. A war is brewing between the clans. And our Elite has fallen. 

My House – the House of the Blue Flame – has been the center of envy and fear by the other dragon clans for centuries. My grandfather and his father and so forth, protected our people as both the strongest breed of dragon and as Elites. 

And now it’s my turn. 

My name is Adaya, granddaughter of former Elite, Horace “The Devourer” and next in line to stand in his place. As my grandfather once said, “A nation cannot stand if the houses fall…” 

I’m here to protect and unite my people before each of our houses destroy each other. High Spirit has already marked me as the chosen Elite… But the question remains, will my people accept me? Or, will I face the same fate as others who came before me? 

House of the Blue Flame is a part of the Rise of the Elites Shared World Collection.

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Delizhia Jenkins is an Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author who currently resides in Inglewood, CA. The love for writing began in elementary school when the passion for storytelling developed into a journey of writing. Over the years, she honed her craft for storytelling and the written word by excelling in subjects such English and English Literature; and by indulging in her favorite past time which involved reading the works of Anne Rice, K’Wan, Christopher Pike, Carl Weber, Omar Tyree and finally the late L.A. Banks. J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood also claimed her heart and author Karen Marie Moning joined the ranks of Miss Jenkins’ all time favorite authors.

Miss Jenkins began publishing in 2013 with her first African American romance novel, Love at Last. After that, it was realized that her true magic rested in her writing about the ancient, the esoteric, and the supernatural. Moreover, since 2014, after her release of Nubia Rising: The Awakening, Miss Jenkins remained true to herself and her calling. And of course, being a true romantic at heart, it was important for her to fuse romance with the paranormal with a dash of “color.” Miss Jenkins prides herself on writing for “the woman without the fairytale” and of course bringing magic and melanin to each book she writes.

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The “Blue Flame Manor,” as my grandfather’s house has been dubbed, is now the meeting place for serious political discussions between members of the Blue Flame clan. I can’t even remember the last time this many Blue Flame’s congregated in the same place. All seven of the Elders including an additional twenty of their guests, cramped inside the foyer and the main room of our home.   Questions and uncertainty hang in the air like a dark cloud. The emptiness that followed my grandfather’s absence weighs on me. I just want to retreat back into my room, close the door, and never come out again. I can’t do this, I think to myself as I stand at the stairway, gripping the railing. I’m not ready to do this.

“Adaya,” Drew says from behind me. “Are you okay?”

“Not really.” I sigh. “But I don’t have much of a choice.”

He gently places his warm hand on my shoulder. “You can do this.”

I suck in another deep breath, feeling grateful that at least I have the support of my favorite cousin.

“Don’t worry about those old farts,” Drew continues with a grin. “At the end of the day, they are much too content with their comfortable livelihoods to even consider challenging you for the Elite position.”

“I’m not worried about a challenge – at least not from another Blue Flame,” I tell him. “I just wish he was here…”

“I know. I miss him too and it sucks what happened to him. Aunt Clara is requesting for an investigation at the Foci. She wants to rule out that there wasn’t any foul play from the other Supes that were there.”

“The other Elites were killed too,” I remind him as we begin our descent.

“True. But given that there is a lot at stake here, she just wants to make sure that there isn’t an assassin out there desperate for a power grab. I’m sure the other Supes are planning to do the same thing.”

“The last thing we need is a war between the dragon clans and the other realms,” I add.

“Yeah. I remember hearing stories about vampires…nasty buggers,” Drew said with a chuckle.

“They live in the human realm, right?”

“Yup. Poor humans. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be fed on by a damn parasite.”

I shudder at the thought. “Ick. I heard about the Phoenix realm. Grandfather talked about how beautiful it is. He promised he would escort me there one day…”

“Well, you’re about to become an Elite so you will be able to take yourself there.”

Drew and I continue our small talk about the different realms until we finally reach the bottom of the stairs. Most of the clan had gathered into the living room and the foyer, leaving hardly enough standing room. We squeeze past a few bystanders until we make our way towards our aunt, who stood in front of the fireplace, quietly observing the guests.

“Oh, there you are, Adaya!” she says, giving me a quick onceover. “I’m glad you wore that blue chignon dress I picked out for you. You look like a strong Blue Flame with that on and your grandfather would be proud.”

She holds my gaze for a moment, her clear green eyes fighting back tears at the mention of my grandfather. “It’s going to be ok,” she adds. “I need for you to stand next to me as I address the Elders and everyone here regarding this matter. Keep your chin up, shoulders back… We can get through this.”

Drew and I share a glance before I nod. My cousin disappears into the crowd, while my aunt and I position ourselves to be front row center. In minutes all eyes are on us, and through their hard and curious stares, I feel the whispers of judgement. Even from the eyes of my peers, who stood with their families, their curious gazes wreak havoc on my nervous system. I look over at my aunt. She’s no longer crying.  Instead, her expression carries a silent challenge to anyone who stands to oppose her proposition.

“First I would like to thank everyone for attending this gathering on such short notice,” she begins. “And I am sure that you are aware of the events that transpired at the Rising. Our great leader and chosen Elite- and my dear brother- Horace “The Devourer” has perished, just like the other six who appeared…”

The collective gasp and murmurs gave her pause. However, she continued without skipping a beat. “I have already moved forward with setting the proper investigations in place to ensure that there was no foul play at the hand of the other realms.”

“So, who will be our new Elite?” someone called out.

Another round of murmurs and questions filled the room. I looked over at my aunt uneasily, but she disregarded my stare.

“My great-niece and Horace’s granddaughter, Adaya, will take his place. The High Spirit has approved this selection and upon the next full moon she will appear at the Rising to take her place as the next Elite.”

“She is too young!” an older female called out.

“That’s not right!” another person shouted.

“Our bylaws state that any member of the Dragon clans may be elected as the chosen Elite. Why does this choice automatically go to Horace’s granddaughter?” Godfrey, the oldest son of one of the Elders, stood up, his question directed more at me than my aunt.

“Because the High Spirit confirmed it,” Aunt Clara said firmly.

Godfrey looked to his uncle Harold, leader of the Council of Elders for the Blue Flame House. Harold and my aunt have had their share of differences; but despite his nephew’s silent plea for assistance, Harold said nothing.

“How do you even know? The High Spirit does not commune with those who are not the chosen Elite.”

Silence followed his statement. The truth of his words echoed in the backdrop of the room and for the first since she took position in front of the entire Blue Flame clan, my aunt was at a loss for words.

I swallowed thickly and clenched my sweaty palms together as a slight tingling sensation began to creep down my forearms. Magic appeared out of nowhere, surrounding me in a blue light. Everyone looked on, as my arms became engulfed in a blue flame that took the form of my dragon. Its iridescent eyes looked back at me as it melted into my forearms, leaving a tattooed image of itself.

As the light faded, my gaze shifted from the new tattoos to the quiet stares of disbelief, awe, and horror.

So, it was confirmed.

Even with all of the protests against me being the selected Elite, the large group of Blue Flame dragons, young and old- Godfrey included- said nothing. Aunt Clara’s face slowly widened with a sad smile.

She tuned to face the surprised faces of our clan. “Any questions regarding the High Spirit?”

Title: Order of the Shadow Dynasty
Author: Jennifer Laslie
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: March 15th, 2021

Blurb:

One Girl. Two impossible tasks. Thirty days to survive. 

Jaguar shifter Mei Ching is underqualified for the job at hand, but with the mark of the Elite appearing on her arm, she knows she must protect her position in order to ensure the safety of her people. The wolves have reigned for long enough. 

But Mei’s not only been chosen as the next Elite, she’s also been tasked with discovering the cure for the virus ravaging the shifters. With her friend Tao by her side, they must unravel the clues left by the High Spirit, but there’s just one other problem. Mei is pretty sure Tao is her one true mate. 

Between defending her place as the next Elite, suppressing her primal urges, and searching all over China and Penumbra for the cure, Mei isn’t so sure she’ll be able to survive the next thirty days. 

Order of the Shadow Dynasty is part of the Rise of the Elites Shared World Collection

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Beneath my fingertips, Tao’s heart beat rapidly. Probably just as fast as my own.

When I didn’t pull away, the corners of his mouth ticked up into a semblance of a smile.

“Tao?”

I’d been fighting this attraction since he spoke up for me at the council meeting, but did he feel the same way? His small smile told me he might.

He leaned in, hesitated, but then seemed to find some ounce of courage and closed the distance.

My eyelids fluttered closed as his warm lips pressed to mine. It was just a small peck to test the waters. When I opened my eyes, Tao stared at me with even more concern, his eyes shifting from to my lips then back as if to silently ask if he’d made a mistake.

But then this warmth suffused my body, lighting me on fire. My heart thumped wildly, and when I looked at Tao, he gazed at me with the same heat I felt licking up the inside of me.

I yanked my hand from his chest, grabbed both sides of his face, and smashed my lips to his. This wasn’t the gentle kiss from a moment ago. No, this kiss was wild, feverish, and no holds barred. My tongue danced with his as I tasted him and devoured every breath.

I clung to him and held on for dear life. Never had I been kissed like this before or felt this need to get as close to another person. I wanted, no needed, to feel the heat of his body on mine, skin to skin. The animal within me tried to claw her way up at the same time I jumped and wrapped my legs around Tao’s waist.

His strong arms caught me as he carried me around to the loveseat. He settled on the edge and finally broke away long enough to draw in a ragged breath.

“Mei,I don’t know—”

But I cut him off with another kiss. My hands shook as I cradled his head, unable to resist pressing my body even closer to his.

Tao stood and then laid me down on the loveseat, settling between my legs as he left my lips to trail wet kisses down my jaw, neck, and collar bone. His lips brought goosebumps to my flesh and a delicious heat to my core. A moan escaped me as I arched my body into his.

I sucked in fresh air and tried to clear my head. This wasn’t me. I never lost control like this.

“Wait—” I closed my eyes as Tao lifted the hem of my shirt and nibbled across my stomach while one of his hands inched its way up to my bra to cup one of my breasts. “Oh, my God.”

“Mmm,” Tao hummed against my skin.

“No,” I managed to squeeze out between clenched teeth, even as my body screamed yes. “Tao, we need to stop.”

He rose, and to his credit, removed his hand from my chest and sat back. His chest heaved as he caught his breath. “Mei, I don’t know what came over me.”

“I don’t either. This isn’t me. I have way too many things on my plate already and a relationship isn’t something I need to add to the mix.” I sat up and scooted as far away as possible. My pulse still thrummed and my body seemed to sway toward Tao of its own accord, but I resisted reaching out to him.

Tao nodded. “I agree. My top priority is keeping you alive and helping you find this cure.”

“Thank you.”

He looked away. “I should go.”

“Yeah, maybe that’s best.”

He stood up on shaky legs. His actions were jerky as he walked towards the door.

“I’ll call you tomorrow.”

And then the door shut behind him and my world crumbled.

Title: Ascension of the Blood Throne
Author: Mikel Wilson
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2021

Blurb:

“A vampire prince. Two teenage girls. The ultimate fight for the throne.” 

Christian is the prince of the vampires and next in line to the throne now that their elite vampire king is dead. To claim his rightful place on the throne. He must first find a bride. Sometimes the best laid plans can’t go off without a hitch.  

 Lilith, an average teenager and recently turned vampire is thrown into a struggle not her own, and fighting to figure out her growing powers, she must choose sides between the vampire hunters or the very creatures that turned her. When the prince sets his sights on her best friend Mackinzie as his bride, he may become the hunted. 

 Sides will be chosen, powers will clash, but will Christian be ready to take the throne in time? Or will he become prey to the very beings he has hunted for millennia.  

Ascension to the Blood Throne which is part of the Rise of the Elites shared World Collection.

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Best-selling author Mikel Wilson took the world by storm with The Hybrid series. This science fiction/fantasy series is filled with everything one could possibly ask for: action, mystery, romance, werewolves, vampires, greek gods, and so much more. Despite such success, Wilson has not let it get to his head. Mikel Wilson was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Being the youngest of nine children—four boys and five girls—Mikel Wilson was never lonely. Growing up, religion had been a major influence, mainly because he was the son of a preacher. This influence is still with him today, as he is the minister of music at his church. Mikel Wilson is married to Danielle and they have four children together.

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Title: Trials of The Black Throne
Author: E.M. Lacey
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publication Date: March 29th, 2021

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Bastard. Heiress. Will she claim the throne? 

Onyx Jones has spent most of her adolescent life dodging death. Now an adult, she appreciates the quiet life. It’s not perfect. It’s got its own drama. But she’s alive.  

Tranquility morphs into chaos the moment she crosses over into another realm: Penumbra. 

Onyx discovers that she has been chosen by the High Spirit to be the Elite of the Orcs. She races against the clock to claim a throne she’s not sure she wants. With the help of a band of supernatural rejects, Onyx journeys to the Orc capital of Oracaii. Will she survive her calling?

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E. M. Lacey is an author who writes about diverse characters set in dark urban and dystopian landscapes. She’s a coffee drinkin’, meme postin’, movie watchin’ girl who loves to talk all things books and movies. You might bump into her at local comic cons and other such nerd fests. Whenever she’s not getting her nerd on, she’s writing, reading, binge-watching Netflix, or communing with horror movie fans and other authors online.

 

Ms. Lacey hails from Homestead, Florida but resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is working on her next piece.

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“As I said before the crossing, time is not on our side. The Rising is only a few days away.”

Onyx growled, cutting him off, as she stalked up to the Shifter, stopping inches away from him. She raised her gaze to meet his. “Look! You say this like I know what it means.” Slashing her hand toward the ground, she curled it into a fist, drawing it back around in a mock punch, stopping just short of Cassius’s ribs. “I don’t.” She unfolded her fist, letting her hand drop to her side. “I don’t know if I want to know what it is.”

“Sadly, it’s not your choice.”

“Like hell!’ Onyx’s voice crackled with power. She was unaware her eyes glowed red, but she noticed Cassius take several cautious steps back, slowly raising his hands as he moved. She sized him up like a meal, muscles taut.

“It is the will of the High Spirit.” Cassius paced his words. “It is the way of things.”

“Well, I’m not from here.”

“Half of you is a child of this place which ties you to its laws.” Cassius leveled a finger at the collar beneath her turtleneck. “The knowledge stone marks you as the Chosen; as the Chosen, you must make the Rising and complete it.”

“What the hell is this Rising?”

“You must fight for your place as the Elite.” Cassius lowered his gaze and arms as he stopped moving.

“I’m not fighting anybody.” Onyx swatted away Cassius’s words, then stalked off to the opposite side of the tent, aware that the two Orcs blocked the exit.

“Then you’ll die,” Gryk said matter-of-factly.

The air fled her lungs. A sedate pivot brought her face to face with him. “What do you mean I’ll die? I haven’t done anything to anyone here. I don’t know anybody.” She jerked her chin at Cassius. “Except for him and that’s barely.”

“You are the Chosen. You must answer the Rising,” Gryk offered.

“Still, I don’t know what this Rising is. It sounds like a death sentence.”

“It is for the loser,” Gryk said.

“So why would I want to participate?” Onyx waved her hand toward Gryk, then to Joseph. “I don’t stand a chance if I’m fighting anything like you two.”

“You will be ready by the time we reach the borders of Oracaii.” The two Orcs and Cassius laid their right fists over their hearts and did a half bow.

 

Title: Fellowship of The Last Fallen
Author: Kish Knight
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: April 5th, 2021

Blurb:

Under the threat of everlasting fire, the Fallen and the Unfallen must unite…

Or die. 

Long exiled from the heavens, Dix knows her place as ‘one of the Fallen’, so when two Archangels show up on Earth to take her back to Fifth Heaven, she’s stunned. And whether she wants the job or not, she’s been chosen as the next elite. 

With rogues wreaking havoc, and the higher-ups releasing the slow-burning flames to destroy their shadowy world among the clouds, the Angels need her help. But as she takes her position as Elite, the Council she thought would guide her have abandoned their post in protest of her coronation. 

To make matters worse, the old Elite’s sexy brother has come to her with a secret matter that could get them both cast into the flames. Can she juggle her responsibilities and keep her people safe along with her heart?

 

 
 


Kish Knight, teen and new adult paranormal fantasy author, was born and raised in the US Virgin Islands. Seeking out the supernatural, she relocated to Savannah, Ga. for the ghosts, ghouls, and old-world charm. After reveling in the Southern ghosts, she took residence in the DC area and met a new set of city spooks. 

When not at her desk, she’s most likely to be found with a book (nose-deep), romping with her 8 dogs (7 pits and 1 Chihuahua mix), or plotting out ways to take over the world (or at least the book market). Her current round of busywork always involves developing a plethora of design documents for her latest e-book series. 

Kish also writes middle grade novels under the pen name of Cher Cabal. She is the author of the Returned novel series: Resurrection, Hellbound, and Dawning, as well as the expanded compilation Returned to Fire; the Dead-End Ave series: The Shelf and The Shelf 2; the Senior Year series: Geek – Boy Equals…. and Geek to Diva in 20 seconds; and also of the middle grade novel, Our Crew PLUS boys!. 

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The uncanny feeling that someone was watching me began the instant I awoke.  Soft sheets rustled along the enormous bed as I shifted, wondering what had awoken me.

 Only the tiniest sliver of moonlight peeked through the slit in the curtains.  Everything else in my room was dark.  But the glimmer of light was enough for me to see the large shadowy figure standing motionless at the window.  I couldn’t tell anything except for the fact that he was male.

‘Remiel?’ I thought.  ‘The Elite’s brother?’

Immediately, I jumped up, pushing the sheets away and struggling to get out of the bed.

 “Be quiet.”

At the single command, the pounding of my heart quickened.  From the voice alone, I knew that it wasn’t Remiel.  In fact, I had no clue who it was, only that whoever it was now stood in my room.  And had been there for a while, apparently.

 Ignoring the intruder, I began backing away from the bed, self-preservation on high.  I was in an unfamiliar palace, with an unknown number of enemies. That’s when the figure shifted, allowing that same slice of moonlight to slide across his clothing.  A spiked metal breastplate caught my eye.

 Fear shot through me, and I could feel the cold beads of sweat pop out on my forehead.  The only creatures that ever wore that particular type of breastplate were Shades.

“I haven’t done anything,” I immediately offered, my voice a hoarse whisper, half out of respect, half out of terror.  Upsetting this Shade was not in my best interest, I know.  

‘Of course, the mere fact that he’s here isn’t good….,’

Title: A Destiny in Sapphire
Author: Jessica Florence

Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen with Okay Creations

Publication Date: April 7th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Everything I knew died when the end of the world came. People dropped dead, and electricity vanished. Those who remained alive were never the same again. 

While on the run with my boyfriend Tor across the desolate continent, the worst humanity had left attacked. Torn from the one I love, I boldly raced for help at the last human safe zone.

Only it’s not humans I found, but the Fae.

Now I have one month to rescue my boyfriend and release a savior princess from an onyx tomb or lose them both forever. A seemingly impossible task when Rune, a cursed, pain in the ass Fae warrior is assigned to train me. He’s hellbent on freeing his beloved princess and I’m desperate to save Tor. But no matter how hard we snarl during training; we can’t stay away from each other.

I thought the worst thing that could happen to me was the apocalypse.

I was wrong.

Jessica Florence writes the stories that her fellow nerds yearn for.
From Superheroes to Sexy Truckers, Jessica is known to give readers unique tales of hope where love conquers all. Stories that melt away reality and take you on a journey with the characters. If escapism is what you are looking for, then look no further. Jessica is the Queen of weaving the tales you may not normally pick up but find yourself not being able to put down.
Jessica’s always had a love of reading, and her love of books lead her to start writing in the 9th grade. She quickly learned that storytelling was her passion. Inspired by movies, music, and her personal life she writes like it’s the very air she breathes. Through her writing it’s evident that she lives for the stories she creates.
Jessica grew up in North Carolina, and currently resides in Southwest Florida with her daughter, husband, and German Shepherd. She loves to be outside, write in her hammock, and collect tea mugs.
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Title: Moment of Reckoning (Nine Kingdoms, Book 7)
Author: Ann Bakshis
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Designer: Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication Date: March 27th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Righteousness comes at a price and now payment is due. 

Following the death of her horrid husband, Evander, Honora prayed she would finally be free. However Evander’s master, Dolos, has returned and seeks to claim the Shadows for himself. More than ever, Honora is determined to protect her child by escaping those eager to control them both. 

Yet as painful sins from the past are revealed, those Honora hold dear are forced to relive their worst crimes. Caster’s attempt on his beloved’s life. Lycus’ lust driving him the brink of madness. In light of these ugly truths, Honora must decide if these tragedies are worth risking everything for. 

The epic conclusion has arrived in Moment of Reckoning. The breathtaking finale to the Nine Kingdoms Series written by Ann Bakshis.

I’ve always loved to write ever since I was young. I would picture myself as the main character so I could go on adventures. They began as daydreams, which I eventually put down onto paper. Throughout the years I would write whenever I got the chance no matter how small the manuscript turned out to be. I’d tried the traditional method of sending out query letters to agents, but they would respond with a “thanks, but no thanks” note. I felt discouraged, but kept writing. I had a lot of encouragement from my mom, my Aunt Jeanne, my daughter, and my husband. Having the support helped keep me chasing my dream. A few years ago, I decided to buckle down and get serious about my writing. After some research and speaking with a friend of my husband, I took the plunge into self-publishing. I found an editor and a cover designer along with other indie authors on Facebook. I’ve joined groups and asked advice from writers who have already been through the steps it takes to get out there. It took me four years and three versions before I published my first book titled Wasteland. From there, I’ve completed several series and stand-alones with quite a few more in progress, so watch for their release.

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Title: Wolf’s Beautiful Beast
Author: Suzanna Lynn
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Funky Book Designs
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
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Blurb:

Under the silver glow of the moon, Lycus was cursed to run through Blakx forest in wolf form. All that changed when Rapunzel set him free. Now, after learning she and Red plan to journey to the Land of Oz, he joins their adventure… oblivious to the darkness they will soon face.

 

Stranded in the land of Bruen, the trio hears whispers of a lost princess and a horrible beast. After sticking his nose where the king felt it didn’t belong, Lycus is forced to join the hunting party to kill the beast and rescue the princess.

 

Proving no good deed goes unpunished, Lycus is captured by the same beast he was ordered to slay. It doesn’t take long for him to realize all is not as it seems in the abandoned castle and there is far to this story than meets the eye.

 

Racing against the clock, can Lycus save the princess before his friends are imprisoned for his mistake? Or will he be forced to choose between his beauty and the beast within?

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Author Suzanna Lynn is a happily married, full-time mother of three beautiful, energetic children, and lives in a small town nestled in the deep rolling hills of Missouri.

Growing up in the Ozarks, Suzanna spent her childhood wandering the fields and woods surrounding her home. While most children avoided the dark corners of the woods, she sought them out; imagining them to be filled with fairies, dragons and all number of creatures.

 

Having not lost her childhood imagination, Suzanna has written numerous poems, songs and short stories that won various awards in high school and college. Her dream was to, one day, be an author.

 

In 2014 she decided to stop wishing she could publish a book and made the dream a reality when she released The Bed Wife.

 

That first novella gave birth to two more books, completing the series, and stirred the embers of a new five-book series called The Untold Stories. She has since published stand alone novels, and even has several children’s books in the works.

 

When she’s not busy writing or spending time with her family, Suzanna loves to draw and paint, as well as scrapbooking. She also has been known to volunteer with her children’s school, the Ladies Auxiliary, and even the local zoo!

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“And may I ask another question?” Red asked, making her voice soft and sweet. “If it’s not too much trouble.”

            “Of course, my dearie.” The old driver laughed. “Always happy to assist a young beauty like yourself.”

            “Back at the village… um… what was it called? I missed the sign,” she asked.

            “Pineborough is the name.”

            “Yes, Pineborough,” she continued. “May I ask why everyone was so… well… mournful? Has something happened?”

            “Oh, um,” the driver mumbled, shifting uncomfortably in his seat. “They’s just a bit nervous is all.”

            “Nervous?” Red pressed. “Because of the wagon? Because of us?”

            “Or the guards?” Rapunzel offered from behind her.

            “Oh no.” The driver shook his head. “Nothing like that. It’s just getting close to evening is all.”

            “They’re scared of the dark?” Red laughed. “Surely not.”

            “True right, they are,” the driver replied, his voice deep and serious. “And you should be, too, if you know what’s good for ya.”

            “Why must I be scared of the dark?” Red asked, her eyebrows furrowed.

            “Because the dark is when it comes,” he growled. “The dark brings death.”

            “Death? What comes?” I stammered, scrambling closer to the little window.

            “The beast.”

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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?
 

 

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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CHANTARA’S SONG

E.S. MCMILLAN

Series: Children of Chaos

Release Date: 15 March 2021

Blurb:

Who said fate has the final word?

Born to sit on the throne and reign, Chantara is not your typical siren. With the voice of an angel and the kiss of death, she is poised to be the deadliest siren this world has ever seen.

Taught the ways of the ocean by her older sisters and equipped with a predestined plan of attack, Chantara is ready to claim her crown on her sixteenth birthday.

Will Chantara fulfill her destiny or will love intervene?

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E.S. McMillan is a self-proclaimed Superhero. She is a mom to 4 amazing boys. Married to one of her best friends and has plans to take the world by storm.

E.S. was born in California, raised in New York, and now resides in Connecticut.

E.S. is a lover of the written word and cannot remember a time when there was not a book in her hand or an open notebook waiting to be filled with her stories.

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Title: Queen of the Lycan
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Publication Date: Feb. 26th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Long live the Queen … so they say.

With my arrival to Scotland and my coronation right around the corner, I’d never been more nervous than I am now. Known for having enemies, I didn’t realize becoming Queen would garner even more. I’m not the only one after the throne and the battle for the crown might cost me my life.

The Summits on one side and the Council on the other, it’s a fight to stay on top and protect the lunas from a man’s world. But I’ve never been one to back down, especially when it comes to the lunas. The Summits and Council are in for a rude awakening when I shake things up and turn their worlds upside down.

On top of all that, there’s an evil lurking in the forest and it’s after one thing—me. With my mating ceremony coming up, I don’t know how I’m going to survive it all.

The goal is the crown, but can I keep it?

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Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy Author of the Mackenzie Grey novels and The Last Valkyrie series. An avid reader throughout her life, the world of Urban Fantasy easily became an obsession that turned into a passion for writing strong leading characters with authentic story arcs. When she isn’t writing badass heroines, you can find this self-proclaimed nomad in her South Florida home binge watching the latest series on Netflix or traveling far and wide for the latest inspiration for her books. Follow her on social media!