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Title: The Grove
Author: Karri Thompson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: KimGDesign
Editor: Jennifer Murgia
Publisher: Reign Publishing
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Entering the woods is forbidden. To go in can mean a fate worse than death. At least that’s what seventeen-year-old Laura has been told. But living in a new town with nothing to do, she ignores her mother’s dire warnings and explores the forest near her home. 

The trees entice Laura deeper into the woods. A mysterious, soothing voice calls her name, and she becomes lost. When a young man finds her, she thinks she’s saved. But he insists their meeting is more than a coincidence. For centuries, his colony has been waiting for a savior. With his alluring eyes and gentle smile, Laura almost believes his crazy story. 

Caught between worlds, and with her life at stake, she doesn’t know who to believe or trust. Her heart tells her one thing and her head another.

Is it her destiny, or will her fate only postpone the inevitable?

Karri Thompson, a native of San Diego, attended San Diego State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in education. When she’s not writing novels and teaching high school English, she can be found nerding out at San Diego Comic-Con and cooking delicious meals for her family. Karri is the recipient of the San Diego Book Awards Best Published Young Adult Novel for 2014.

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            The hair on my arms rose. My heart thumped hard, the blood pulsing through my chest into my throat. Looking left and right, my muscles tensed to run or fight.

“Who’s there? What do you want?” I said at the same low whisper, my voice shaking.

A shimmering blur disappeared behind a tree—a featureless something, flashing in indistinguishable color as quickly as a silent whip.

“Laura,” someone said again, gentle and feather-light, drifting between the largest trees in front of me.

I held my breath.

“Laura.” My name resonated through the humid night air, echoing through the sugar maples before it thinned and died.

It was a male voice, full- bodied, but lacking malevolence and hostility. Strangely, it put me at ease. There must be a boy somewhere out here in the woods. I was sure of it. The voice sounded young, maybe my age of seventeen.

            Or maybe it was a ghost. My Uncle Dean had told me the locals believed these woods were haunted. But ghosts couldn’t kill. At least that’s what I believed.

“Who are you?” I asked, relaxing my stiff muscles just enough to take a step forward. My shoulders dropped as I exhaled a pent-up breath. Broadening my stance, I leaned forward, raising the branch, and squeezed my eyes shut, hoping to hear it again.

“Laura,” it repeated. The word lingered through the dead of night, ringing softly in my ears. I opened my eyes.

 “How do you know my name?” I asked, moving toward the direction of the voice. As a cool breeze rustled my pajama shorts, I wrapped one arm around myself.

A bird chirp rode the wind, followed by several more, weaving into a rhythm of tweets and trills. I looked up. Within the tousle of leaves and sway of thin limbs, perched a gathering of birds, flexing their wings for flight.

I took a step backwards, my eyes fixed on the canopy of leaves.

The bird calls increased, one squawk overlapping the other until their unique melody collapsed, twisting into an eerie song and wing beats.

“A–are you still there?” I breathed, eyeing the woods ahead of me and taking another step back.

A smear of color flashed to my left, and a cloud of leaves rose from the forest floor.

“Don’t go,” I said, breaking from a whisper.

The woods resonated with angry bird speak, their unnatural song thumping in my ears.

“I want to see you,” I shouted above the rising mad twitter.

A shadow skated across the ground at my feet. Wings flapped overhead, and a bird beak met my scalp with a hard peck.

Title: The Shade of Santa Fe
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: Supernatural Mysteries
Cover Designer: Keri Knutson: Alchemy Covers and Design
Editor: Kathy Eccleston
Publication Date: Oct. 31st, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

A haunting in Santa Fe will either reunite Ghost Healers, Inc. or disband the group forever.

When Ellen decides to buy a fixer-upper in an art community in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she’s reassured by the realtor that nothing evil has ever occurred there. What she doesn’t know is that the bridge near the back of the property is notoriously known in the town as Suicide Bridge. As she and her friends try to uncover why so many people have taken their lives there, they are shocked by what they find. Can the reunion of Ghost Healers, Inc. untether the troubling spirits near Ellen’s fixer-upper, or will their discoveries be too much for them this time?

Grab your copy to begin this ghostly adventure today! The books in this series can be read in any order.

Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.

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“Ready for our hike?” Tanya asked.

“Do pigs fly?” Sue said with a laugh.

“The sooner we do our hike, the sooner we can get on the road to Santa Fe,” Ellen pointed out. “Just think, in five hours, we could be shopping in the plaza.”

“Is that supposed to motivate me? That’s just what I’m looking forward to, more walking.”

“Oh, come on, Sue,” Tanya said. “This will be more of a stroll than a hike. I promise.”

Ellen and her friends put on their walking shoes and then took the trail beside their cabin into the canyon.

Ellen breathed in the cool, morning air. The beauty of the canyon elevated her mood. Some of the stone formations were thick and striated, while other rocks formed mounds of crushed granite. In the distance was a tall formation that reminded Ellen of the sphinx.

“Watch your step,” Tanya said from up front as she stepped over a large rock.

“This feels so good,” Ellen said from where she took up the rear. “I feel like we’re one with nature.”

“And nature is so majestic, isn’t it?” Tanya said. “Doesn’t that big rock look like the tower of a magical castle?”

“I thought it looked more like the sphinx,” Ellen said.

Sue shook her head. “You see a castle and Ellen sees a sphinx. What does it say about me that I see a penis?”

Tanya scoffed. “You know what it says about you.”

“Don’t tell Tom,” Sue warned. “He’ll say my mind is in the gutter.”

“Isn’t it?” Ellen asked.

“Yes, but there’s no need for Tom to know that.”

The three friends chuckled. Ellen realized that if someone had overheard Sue, they might think she was a promiscuous woman who hid her extramarital interests from her husband, but her friends knew she just liked to make people laugh.

Tanya asked, “You think there’s any truth to what that psychic said about there being a shade in Santa Fe? What if there is? What if he confronts us?”

“Oh, Tanya,” Sue said, “you know as well as we do that there are ghosts everywhere. I’m sure there’s more than one shade in Santa Fe.”

“But why would the psychic warn us?” Tanya wanted to know.

“If anyone can handle a confrontation with a ghost, it’s us,” Sue said. “Don’t let fear get in your way of having a good time.”

Ellen heard a shriek as Tanya stopped short.

“Tanya? What are you screaming about?” Ellen asked from the rear.

“That wasn’t me,” Tanya said, backing up. “It was that tarantula. See it?”

On the trail two feet in front of Tanya, a hairy tarantula stood on its hind legs shrieking like a small child. The spider was as big as Ellen’s hand.

“Turn back” Sue said, as she pushed Ellen in the direction from which they’d come. “I’ve had enough of nature for one day.”

“So much for not letting fear get in the way of having a good time,” Ellen teased.

“I can handle just about anything but a hairy spider,” Sue said. “Especially one that screams.”

Title: Unwanted
Author: Daphne Moore & Mari LaRoche
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: Sept. 21, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Arrogant elves. Terrifying goblins. The voice of a snarky dragon in her head… 

Most middle-aged people are worried about their cholesterol and 401k. Vivian Rivera would celebrate mundane concerns like that. Instead, she’s been plagued by hallucinations since childhood, and recently learned she’s the descendant of a goddess known as the Queen of Chaos. 

Fleeing from goblins. 

Tolerating condescending elves. 

Dealing with her matchmaking aunt’s plots. 

Viv’s life is spiraling out of control, with the promise of only getting worse. 

It seems the Queen of Chaos has a formidable enemy who is pursuing her daughter beyond death. Plagued by visions, Viv must decipher their meaning to reveal the location of the keys and thwart the Reckoning. But time is running out. Can Viv find a way to free the goddess and DayKing from the dimension they are trapped in before darkness comes for her?

NOW LIVE!

 

Daphne Moore has been a storyteller from her preliterate days. She writes them down now for those out of earshot.

She lives in Ohio, in a small suburb, raising roses and children. She’s an aunt to a bunch of humans and two cute dogs.

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Mari LaRoche is an emerging fantasy and paranormal author who has been making up stories since she could talk. Her stories: “Secrets and Gold” (Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice), “Witches and Kings” (Seven Deadly Sins: Lust), and “The Ghostly Loch” (Secrets In Our Cities) appeared first print under her former pen name, Mari L. Yates, with “Secrets” and “Witches” being republished in Taradiddles: An Anthology of Short Fiction, a textbook currently in use at a local community college. Her most recent story “Pigwitch Now” can be found in Beyond the Veil: An Anthology. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, presents workshops to local community college students on the challenges and rewards of creative writing, and is currently pursuing her BA in Creative Writing at SNHU. When not found with a book, camera, or laptop in her hands, she loves to cuddle with her three cats, travel through Canada, and collect feline and dragon tattoos.

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Title: Dared (Scandalous Moves, Book 1)
Author: Deborah Grace Staley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: Oct. 3rd, 2021
Cover Designer: CT Cover Creations
Editor:  Janene Cates Putman
Publisher: iNow Publishing
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Have you ever made a daring move? 

Di Jenson is a successful Broadway dancer who makes a bet with bad boy Van Vanzant to dance at Vanz, his exclusive gentlemen’s club. The bet? That Di can make more money with one dance than all the rest of the club’s dancers combined—without taking her clothes off. 

Van accepts the bet because he hasn’t been able to forget his blind date with Di the year before. He wants to show her he’s more than a guy whose name is synonymous with adult entertainment. Despite the fact that Di is drawn to the bad boy in Van, she knows she can’t respect a guy in his line of business. But when she dances at his club, the bet turns into something neither will soon forget. 

Can a bad boy with secrets win the heart of a dancer who dares to make a Scandalous Move?

Deborah Grace Staley has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, but she never thought to put pen to paper until she became addicted to reading romance novels. She’s been happily writing in her beloved genre for three decades. Along the way, her books have spent time at the top of the Amazon and Barnes & Noble best seller lists, and she has won a number of awards, including the HOLT Medallion. Originally from East Tennessee, she now calls Southern Florida home. Married to her college sweetheart, Deborah has one fabulous son and lives in South Florida near the ocean. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from King College. Deborah writes full-time, sometimes teaches college, and is a freelance editor.
 

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TWO STEPS BEHIND YOU

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Two Steps Behind You is a NA Thriller threaded with romance and suspense.
Available for pre-order very soon!

~Blurb~

Have you ever had the feeling that someone or something is watching you?
That eerie sensation that causes a chill to skitter down your spine, the hairs at the back of your neck to rise.
The innate instinct that you are not alone?
Delilah never expected to be on the receiving end of these sensations for so long.
Friendly with everyone while still feeling at a distance, no one would have a reason to stalk her.
Right?
No one would have a reason to punish her mistakes.
Wrong.
Someone is messing with Delilah.
Popular and kind, it’s easy for someone unhinged to become consumed, obsessed.
Either that or she has a severe ghost infestation.
Could it be a coincidence that the strange happenings only start when her new friend and her shady brother with a controlling streak move to town?
Paranoia can be your worst enemy.

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BAD BLOOD

A Phoenix Force Novel

By Gemma Arlington

Cover Design: Virginia McKevitt from Black Widow Books

Pre-Order Available: May 6, 2022

Release Date: May 20, 2022

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“I’m a distraction you don’t want to experience”

Susan Horsnell, Imogene Nix, Lilliana Rose, Suzi Love, D’Ann Lindun, Gemma Arlington, Michelle Heron, Aleisha Maree, Rebecca Barber, Vi Summers, and J.O Mantel have come together to give readers something a little different.

This Special Ops Force Series has one big difference…

The members are ALL kickass females.

They each have a reason to seek vengeance.

They will cut through the frustration of red tape.

Together, they will deal out justice for the victims and find it for themselves.

Together, they are PHOENIX FORCE.

 Bad Blood 2

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HIS DREAM

The Wounded Souls – Queenscliff Chapter. Book 1

By LEAH SHARELLE

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Genre: MC Romance

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Zachariah ‘Doc’ Keiffer was raised to go after his dreams.

Successful career in the army—check.

Beautiful girlfriend—check. Everything was going to plan—until it wasn’t.

Injured and medically discharged with a girlfriend unable to accept his injuries, Doc turned to

the people and place he knew where he had a chance to be part of a brotherhood again.

Finally, he once more had a purpose—with the Wounded Souls MC. Life was going well until

she happened. His dream.

Meagan Steel was born to be a princess. Growing up as the daughter of the Wounded Souls

VP, she never doubted she was loved and adored. Her MC family was everything to her, she

loved them beyond measure, but there was always something missing. Meagan wanted

what her beloved parents had together, and she wanted it with the newly appointed

president of the Wounded Souls Queenscliff chapter.

Doc wanted her, that much Meagan knew. Transferring closer to the new compound,

Meagan knew the risks she was taking. Doc had more troubles than just his new position,

his life was complicated, to say the least. Not only that, she may not live long enough to get

that first kiss she had been dreaming about, once her father finds out his firstborn is lusting

after a biker.

 

About Leah Sharelle:

Leah Sharelle loves the idea of being in love. Since her early teens when she first

discovered Silhouette Desire novels, her life has been all about reading. She would find

herself rewriting scenes if she wasn’t happy with them and then would hide them under her

bed. That led her to writing love stories of her own. They all ended up under her bed and are

still there – where she says they will stay.

Living in Victoria, Australia, Leah is a mum of three beautiful girls, Gigi to her adorable

grandchildren, and she has what some say is a weird sense of humour. She spends her free

time watching movies, having Sons of Anarchy and Friends marathons, and or course

reading. She doesn’t do angst. In fact, it drives her crazy. She loves Pina Coladas and

getting caught in the rain. There’s that weird humour.

 

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Golem

Posted: September 17, 2021 in Adult Fiction, Horror, Mature Fiction, New, Pre Order
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Title: Golem
Author: PD Alleva
Genre: Horror
Publication Date: Oct. 5th, 2021

Blurb:
“An extraordinary psychological horror book. Excellently written, with a twisted, spiraling, unexpected end that will leave you speechless.” ~ TBM Horror Experts
 

Detective. Angel. Victim. Devil. 

A haunting tale of suspense, loss, isolation, contempt, and fear. 

On November 1, 1951, war hero John Ashton was promoted to detective. His first assignment: find the district attorney’s missing daughter. But his only lead is Alena Francon, a high society sculptor and socialite committed to Bellevue’s psychiatric facility.  

Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating Golem, a demonic force, into her statue. A devil so profound he’s infiltrated every part of New York’s infrastructure. Even worse, he uses children to serve as bodily hosts for his demonic army, unleashing a horde of devils into our world.  

When Alena’s confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril, and the future of the human race hangs in the balance.  

The Devil Is In The Details! 

Fans of The Silence of the Lambs, Clive Barker, John Connolly, old Stephen King, and Anne Rice will be fascinated by this edge of your seat psychological horror thriller with a story that rips out the heart of humanity and throws it on a slab to be feasted on.

PD Alleva is an alternative fiction author. His novels cross genres, blending mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with horror and dystopian science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD’s attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He’s been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with brash and impactful concepts that he would describe are metaphors for the shifting energies that exist in the universe. PD exists inside of his own universe, working diligently on The Rose Vol. II and exceptional horror novels. Be prepared for Golem, PD’s upcoming horror thriller.

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Title: Dealing Dirty
Author: Loren Beeson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: Oct. 29th, 2021
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Blurb:

They thought they had the upper hand… but they were wrong. 

Since finding out her ex-boss is a diner owner turned kingpin, Juliana’s small-town life has been nothing short of unstable. A one-nighter in Vegas with a hot-as-sin bartender proves to be more than she bargained for when she strikes a deal just to scratch an itch. But with the constant danger lurking around The Pound, the temporary stability Derrick offers becomes a temptation she can’t resist. 

The thrill of chasing a certain Latina hellcat is a pleasant distraction from the real world, but Derrick can’t shake the sense that there’s more to come from Diablo’s rapidly expanding empire. When the protection of the bar’s resident biker gang falls on shaky ground and the lines of who they can trust blur, the pair soon find themselves relying on unlikely allies. 

Backed against the wall, they’re forced to make the first move, but how far will they go to bring this tyrant to his knees? 

It’s time to make a deal with the devil.

 

 

 

Loren is a dreamer, artist, radiologic technologist, and author who loves animals and people. Always writing short stories as a young child and young adult, she knew she wanted to become an author someday. The Art of Loving Ellie is Loren’s debut novel.

Loren can be found in her cozy home in Texas with her nose in a book, her corgi and mini aussie on her lap, and her son trailing along with her and her husband through their many adventures.

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Title: Mackenzie Grey: The Crown Box Set
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Publication Date: Sept. 17th, 2021
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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?

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!