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Title: Reaper
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Ella Grace Banks—I’m an Army brat, so I’m numb to being yanked out of school and moving no matter the time of year. Dad doesn’t care that we were only about a month from finishing school, that it’s my baby sister’s freshman year in high school. Why would he, though? He cares more about the stupid military than he does us. 

That’s how we ended up in Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia. 

My very first day, I was the victim of a hit and run accident that left me in a coma where there’s nothing but dark scary things. 

The reality waiting for me when I wake up is even scarier—I’m told I’m a living reaper who will forever see ghosts, and it’s my job to help them move on from the world of the living. I mean, this is not me. I’m the girl who’d rather run around in sweats, a t-shirt, and flip flops with a book in my hand than try to convince ghosts they need to cross over. 

And then there’s Eli. He’s my Guardian Angel, apparently. His job is to protect me, and that means maybe even from my dad, whose military unit kidnaps supernatural creatures and studies them.  

But can anyone actually protect me from a world of spooks and the people trying to harm us?

I guess that’s what we’re about to find out.

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So who am I?

Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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Enough

Author: Susan Horsnell

Publication Date: 29 April 2021

Genre: Young Adult Short Story

Blurb

Rebecca had been bullied for most of her school life.
Now her father had been promoted in his job, they had relocated to a new area.
A new school.
A chance for a new beginning.
But was it?
How will Rebecca respond when she’s finally had ENOUGH?

Originally published as Dear Diary. Has been updated.

Parental Guidance is recommended due to subject matter.

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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: Girl Crush
Author: Rori K. Pierce
Genre: LGBT YA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps with We Got You Covered Book Design
Illustrations by: Go Beyond Rules
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
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Transferring to a new school isn’t nearly as terrifying for Cori as learning the boy she’s been crushing on is actually a girl. 

Cori Wright’s entire world is falling apart. Forced to move right before her senior year, the only connection to her new school is a phone number and a name: Jesse Howell. Their friendship blossoms through text messages leading up until the first day of school when Cori makes a shocking realization. 

Jesse isn’t who she thought she was. 

Overwhelmed by feelings she never imagined having, Cori must decide: follow her heart and go against everything she’s ever known or play it safe and deny herself happiness.

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Rori K. Pierce was born and raised in central Alabama, but she has always had a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures. When she isn’t writing, she is managing two home-based businesses and spending time with her three children.

Growing up, Rori found herself constantly immersed in YA fantasy books like The Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson. Her goal with writing is to inspire and impact readers while shedding light on difficult to discuss issues.

Her debut novel, Connected, releases March 4, 2021.

 

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Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: Upper YA Historical Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author
Publication Date: Nov. 13th, 2020
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Blurb: 
A hard-earned shield.

Days before she is to take her place as a shield maiden, like her mother before her, two deaths alter the course of Liv’s future. One belonged to a witch who called her by name, the other a chieftain from the north. Vengeance for the chieftain’s death comes in a wild fury that burns her village and slaughters her family. Left for dead, Liv pleads to Skuld – norn and weaver of the future – to spare her. A deal is struck that will endow her with the dark magic needed to claim her vengeance. But this power comes at an unfathomable price… 

Ink made from the ashes of loved ones. 

After his home is attacked, Calder races to warn neighboring villages of the threat. Little does he know he’s traveling into the path of fate that will lead him straight to Liv. Despite being broken, angry, and overwhelmed by power she cannot contain, it’s her willingness to defend others that draws Calder to her. 

Armor forged from the bones of those she held dear. 

Together, Liv and Calder discover they are two sides of the same sharpened blade. Rising from the heartache and fury in their pasts, they see a future together worth fighting for. With their strengths and hearts combined, can they become a force powerful enough to defeat the fleet of darkness coming for them? Or will the thread of fate that binds them unravel? 

Praise for With Shield and Ink and Bone: 

“An exhilarating Viking-inspired fantasy, With Shield and Ink and Bone by Casey L. Bond keeps your nerves teetering on the blade of an ax!” – Lani Forbes, award-winning author of the Age of the Seventh Sun series 

“With Shield and Ink and Bone is a fast-paced, vivid, and mesmerizing tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. If you love Vikings or strong heroines you’ll find lots to enjoy here! Casey L. Bond has woven together unexpected twists, high stakes, romance, and bargains with gods to create this original story for readers.” -Victoria McCombs, author of The Storyteller’s Daughter 

Casey L. Bond has managed to take a classic genre and make it new and fresh. A page turner that kept me staying up late just to know what was going to happen next. Excellent writing, excellent story. Well done!” – Quinn Loftis, USA Today bestselling author of the Grey Wolves series and The Viking’s Chosen

writing, excellent story. Well done!” – Quinn Loftis, USA Today bestselling author of The Grey Wolves series and The Viking’s Chosen

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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.

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Title: The Savage Hunt
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: April 29th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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: Girl Crush
Author: Rori K. Pierce
Genre: LGBT YA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps with We Got You Covered Book Design
Illustrations by: Go Beyond Rules
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Transferring to a new school isn’t nearly as terrifying for Cori as learning the boy she’s been crushing on is actually a girl. 

Cori Wright’s entire world is falling apart. Forced to move right before her senior year, the only connection to her new school is a phone number and a name: Jesse Howell. Their friendship blossoms through text messages leading up until the first day of school when Cori makes a shocking realization. 

Jesse isn’t who she thought she was. 

Overwhelmed by feelings she never imagined having, Cori must decide: follow her heart and go against everything she’s ever known or play it safe and deny herself happiness.

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Rori K. Pierce was born and raised in central Alabama, but she has always had a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures. When she isn’t writing, she is managing two home-based businesses and spending time with her three children.

Growing up, Rori found herself constantly immersed in YA fantasy books like The Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson. Her goal with writing is to inspire and impact readers while shedding light on difficult to discuss issues.

Her debut novel, Connected, releases March 4, 2021.

 

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Title: Son of Light
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/PNR
Cover Designer: KILA Designs
Publication Dates: March 31st, 2021
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Blurb:

After the destruction of the Institute of Light,

Ebony’s family and the rest of the Nephilim are still reeling over the escape of Travis and Samson.

After all, Ebony will never be out of danger until they are caught.

But other than the target on her back, Ebony has another problem.

Well, two problems, actually.

And they come in the form of two handsome guys.

An angel and a demon fight for Ebony’s heart.

One is her guardian, and the other, the grandson of Lucifer.

And she can’t help but be attracted to both.

Will she survive this war of hearts?

Which side will she choose?

 

The sequel to the international bestselling novel, Daughter of Darkness.

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: Kingdom of Shadows and Dust
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Cover Designer: Trif Book Designs
Publication Date: September 14th, 2021
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Blurb:
A voiceless captive of tradition, driven to defend her kingdom. 

As the king’s only daughter, Ava was supposed to be many things, meek, submissive, and above all, silent. While she dreams of fighting alongside the armies of Ankara, she’s forced to hide her identity behind a veil. 

It seems her prayers are answered when fate intervenes, allowing Ava to sneak away and join the battle. Yet the tides of war turn on her, leaving the young beauty defeated… her hopes shattered. Her only chance at salvation is Callan, a mysterious black wolf willing to risk everything by hiding her away among his kind. 

But there are some dangers far more ominous than the snapping jaws of a wolf. 

Ripped away from the brave Turnskins, Ava is imprisoned by the beguiling Shadow King who fills her head with promises of peace and a haze of passion. Forced to choose between family, the bond she shares with Callan, and the handsome king, Ava finds herself torn between duty and desire. 

When sacrifice is required to save all she holds dear, will Ava accept the crushing demands of taking the crown? Or follow her heart to the forbidden touch she desperately craves?

Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

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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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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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