Monday, 31 July 2017

Illuminate is here! Release day thoughts, chapter excerpt, sale + a surprise bonus release!

Illuminate, my latest release is finally here!

I loved writing Emma's story. It was so much fun. She's a kick butt heroine, with some flaws - my favourite type of character to write!

Before i share a chapter excerpt below, i need to tell you about my surprise.

That's right, i actually have 2 books releasing today!

First Glance has just gone live in Audio!



Get your copy here!

Now, back to Illuminate.

Scroll down to read a chapter excerpt and purchase your copy for only 99 cents for a limited time!

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ILLUMINATE EXCLUSIVE CHAPTER EXCERPT

Two days later, I landed in Auckland, and as I grabbed my carry-on luggage from the overhead compartment of the plane, I turned on my phone. It beeped several times telling me I had numerous missed calls and unread text messages. As soon as I saw they were from Darcy, I groaned and tossed my phone into the bottom of my bag. Modern technology was a curse as well as a blessing. I needed my phone, laptop, and tablet for work, but could do without the added annoyance of my immortal ex. I didn’t read a single message he had sent me, but I’m sure they were all about me flying off to investigate the mysterious wolves of New Zealand.
He probably thought I was interfering. I was—so he could just deal with it. I had tried to work with him in controlling the supernatural creatures, but lately, more and more humans were becoming aware of us. They had seen things that were unexplainable. This couldn’t go on much longer.
When I walked out into the airport terminal, I collected my suitcase at the carousel and headed over to hire a car. Before I had stepped off the plane, I placed my sunglasses on. This was for two reasons—one, it was sunny. And two, I didn’t want people to see my pink irises. I could control them most of the time, make them appear blue and human-like, but sometimes, my magic slipped. This happened especially when I was tired. And today I was running on only one coffee, which meant I was tired, and my human glamor was in danger of slipping. And because I was tired, I wasn’t thinking straight. I slid my sunglasses up onto my head when I greeted the car hire sales person. Big mistake. As soon as I set down my suitcase beside the stand and looked up at the man behind the desk, he gasped audibly and dropped the pen he’d been holding onto the desk. It had happened before, and I usually covered myself with humor.
“Oh, are my dark circles that bad? I apologize. I don’t normally subject myself to anyone without at least three coffees in my blood stream.”
“I—” He chuckled awkwardly and scrambled to find his pen and the car brochure. “So how can I help you today?”
“I’d like a good reliable vehicle. One that’s suitable for driving into the mountains and forest areas.”
“Uh… certainly. We have a few cars that will suit your need. Uh…” He was still staring at me, so I slid my shades back over my eyes and smiled at him with closed lips. This got him moving.
“We have a Mitsubishi ACX, a Range Rover, or a Honda CRV available.”
“Perfect. I’ll take the Range Rover,” I told him, placing my credit card down on the counter with a slap.
“Um… sure. Do you have your driver’s license too?”
“Oh. Certainly.” I handed him my driver’s license with a confident smile. The young man, who had to be at least twenty human years old, studied my driver’s license. Probably trying to discern that I was of legal age. I was actually way beyond legal. Over three hundred years past legal to be exact. But since coming to the human realm, I’d had to get fake IDs made. In human years, I was meant to be eighteen. The young man took a copy of my license and handed me papers to sign before handing me the keys to the Range Rover.
“Thank you so much. I appreciate it.”
“You’re welcome.”
I took my license back and picked up my bags before heading outside to the parking lot. I glanced back over my shoulder as I headed out the door to see the young man had stopped staring at me. But that was due to a little distraction spell I may have cast over him to make him look the other way and to make me appear human. I hated using magic, but sometimes, it was hard to avoid. Humans weren’t as aware of things that were different as supernatural beings were, but they were still aware.

I headed out to the Range Rover, which wasn’t hard to find in the small parking lot, and began my search for the mysterious wolves of New Zealand.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Guarding Eden by Cameo Renae - Release Blitz!!!

Title: Guarding Eden (A Midway Novel)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Stefanie Saw
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb:
***The Midway Novels are spin-offs of the Hidden Wings Series, but each book can be read as a standalone.***
Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, seventeen-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she's left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander.
Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures—known as Darkling—lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself.
Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy.
 Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.
2016 Young Adult Author of the Year - Penned Con
2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers
2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings) Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!
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Friday, 28 July 2017

Author Spotlight: Harmony Lawson

Author Spotlight: Harmony Lawson


Today on the blog, i have the pleasure of featuring one of the women whom i met at the beginning of my author career. I have read all her books and we connected through our mutual love of angels and angel fiction.

I love her writing, and hope you will too. I urge you to pick up one of her books and try it.

I lied. I actually haven't read her latest, Beyond Spells, as it just came out, but it is next on my list!





Bio:

Harmony Lawson was born on a naval base in San Diego, California. Currently, she and her family live in Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She is mostly self-taught in drawing, painting, and writing. When she read her first romance novel at age 16, she became a hopeless romantic and when she started working for a book distribution warehouse in Oregon at age 19, she knew she wanted to write.
Harmony is fascinated by angels, and she incorporates research in angels, the Nephilim, and fallen angels into her fictional stories. Many of the descriptions in her books reflect actual documentation found in various documents on angels.

While she has endured many hardships in life, she believes life will be better tomorrow as she always learns something new from her experiences. Life has its ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and Heaven and Hell. She believes the bad times are a test to prove a person’s worth. Her books reflect on that concept. Writing also helps her heal from past traumas. In the meantime, she cares for her family, loves her pugs, and remains silly through all that life throws at her. Her goal is to be an introverted hobbit.

Books:


Beyond Spells



On the eve of Mercedes Weaver’s 16th birthday, she inherits an ancient book of spells and told it was written by angels. What she doesn’t listen to is the advice given about the consequences of using the spells in the book. After Mercedes invokes an angel named William, the unimaginable happens and she fall in love with him. The closer Mercedes and William become, the deeper the situation escalates and everyone she’s ever loved will be put in danger.

It all comes down to an inconceivable choice. If she hadn’t risked everything, she wouldn’t have met William and their love wouldn’t have gone Beyond Spells.

Purchase Beyond Spells here

My Mechanical Angel




The small Wild West farming community of Whitcomb was afraid of Seraphton, the shining metropolis that lies along the horizon. Reverend Archibald preached that the city was forbidden, an abomination to the world, and evil demons lurk inside despite the celestial name. Emmaline had a feeling there was more to Seraphton than the Reverend let on. Emmaline Fortenbury had always felt out of place in Whitcomb and wondered if Seraphton was really like he said. He preached like he held a grudge. What were the secrets of Seraphton and how did it connect with Reverend Archibald?
Then a stranger comes to town and the meeting changes her life. Aleksander Galloway was feared by the townspeople, but she found him fascinating. She wanted more out of life for herself. She wanted the chance to explore the world, and he seemed to be the man to help her. He had silver metal wings and a mechanical eye. He was handsome in a way that was not like the townspeople of Whitcomb. He was sophisticated, educated, and very interesting. How can their love grow when their two towns collide? Can their love bring everyone together for peace?

Purchase My Mechanical Angel here

Skies of Heaven


Ariella's life had been perfect until she saw her family disappear before her eyes. Now she has found herself to be the only survivor on the planet. Everyone vanished without a trace. Just as she is about to do something drastic, she is confronted by a man claiming she is an angel with amnesia and he has been looking for her for over seventeen years. He also says that she was placed in an alternate world where she believed herself to be the only survivor. 
Now Rumen and Ariella have to find Raziel, the angel who holds the secrets of the universe, who knows where the book of secrets is so they can use it to protect a special group of human survivors from being destroyed by demons. 
Can their budding relationship endure the trials they must face as Ariella tries to remember who she is and to protect the remaining survivors of the human race? Maybe they will find love in The Skies of Heaven?

Purchase Skies of Heaven here


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Ultraxenopia by M.A. Phipps - Pre-order!!!

Title: Ultraxenopia
Author: M.A. Phipps
Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller
Cover Designer: Nathalia Suellen
Editor: Catherine Stovall (CLS Editing)
Expected Release Date: Aug. 1st, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive.

I was wrong.

Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality.

Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.

Release Party:
M. A. PHIPPS is an American author who resides near the ocean in picturesque Cornwall with her husband, daughter, and their Jack Russell, Milo. A lover of the written word, it has always been her dream to become a published author, and it is her hope to expand into multiple genres of fiction. When she isn’t writing, you can find her counting down the days until the new season of Game of Thrones.
 
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“This isn’t how it looks,” I stammer.
A sarcastic laugh explodes from his lungs, echoing through the otherwise soundless bar.
“Really? Because, from where I’m standing, it looks like you’re one of them.”
“I’m not.” The words sound weak and unconvincing.
He pushes the barrel of the gun against my temple, and our faces are so close now that I can feel his heated breath against my lips.
“Why should I believe you?” he growls.
I tense my jaw, spitting my next words through clenched teeth. “If I was one of them, they would already be here,” I hiss back.
The State doesn’t play games. He must know that better than anyone. They wouldn’t waste time sending in a single person when they could more efficiently get the job done by sending a whole team. If I was one of them, the Enforcers would already be here. The State wouldn’t bother with this game of charades.
His expression doesn’t change, but I can see his true reaction in his gaze—the doubt that appears there. He seems to grasp that what I’ve said makes sense, but at the same time, can’t wrap his head around any other reason why I’d be here.
He wavers, and I can feel his uncertainty in the way the point of his gun wobbles against my skin. His eyes remain fixed on mine, making my heart race even faster. I only glance away when I notice a movement to my right. Looking up, I see another man now standing beside us.
“We can’t take any chances,” the man grumbles before spitting on the floor in front of me. “We should kill her to be sure.”
A deep-rooted panic washes over me, the fear like a smoldering and inextinguishable ember. Despite everything I’ve seen, I still have my doubts as to what’s really happening, and I can’t help worrying that this won’t end well. How can it? I won’t even be given the chance to defend myself.
He presses the gun even harder against my forehead, causing me to suck in a sharp breath. Our eyes lock once again.
“How do you know my name?”
I stare at him, trying to figure out the best way to answer his question. His hazel eyes are probing, but I find myself losing focus on his expression. His face has gone hazy, the bar even darker. The nausea from before returns with a vengeance, consuming my entire body and pressing down on me with a force that threatens to pin me to the floor.
I sway, lightheaded.
A strange trickling resonates around us, the sound deafening in the hushed bar. At first, I think I’m imagining it, but then I see the alarming change in his face.
His eyebrows pull together as he looks down, and suddenly, he’s taking a reflexive step back. I follow his gaze once more, my own vision doubling as I take in the tremendous pool of red that seems to surround me.
I watch the blood as it drips from my open wrist, the bandage soaked through and unravelling from its hiding place in the no longer white sleeve.
His eyes snap back to mine, and my every movement feels delayed as I glance up to meet them. The moment I do, the images from my vision flash through my thoughts, reminding me why I’m here.
I see his face. His hazel eyes.
I see his tears.
“I’m sorry, Wynter.”
Any and all light that the bar possessed vanishes in an instant, and the pain I had managed to forget hits me all at once. I gaze at him, concentrating on his face as much as my increasing blood loss will allow. Focusing on his eyes, which continue to stare back at me.
My lips pull into a smile as the darkness rushes to overcome me.
“I saw you,” I breathe.