Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New On The Dorky Shelf for May 2015!







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1. Batgirl Vol.1: The Batgirl of Burnside by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr




For Review











1. Illuminarium by Truth Devour 












2. John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography 




Purchased 












1.  D&D Monster Manual 












2. D&D Dungeon Master's Guide












3. D&D Players Handbook 












4. D&D Hoard of the Dragon Queen












5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen












6. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe












7. The Baker's Daughter by Sarah Mccoy












8. Night Walker by Lisa Kessler












9. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson







Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bronze Fox by Diana Green BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY!


Bronze Fox By Diana Green



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Tobias is a fox-shifter, stolen in childhood from his home-world. Now he works as an agent for the secretive and powerful sentinels, trying to bring an end to the interworld slave trade.

Etty is a street-smart spitfire from the wrong side of the tracks. She harbors untrained magical abilities and a deep longing for a better life. Can she channel these into working as Tobias’ assistant?

Will they survive a life-changing mission where love and danger are only a heartbeat away, and the fate of rift worlds hangs in the balance?








Author Bio: Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby.
After she developed an auto-immune disorder, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become a professional author. Diana’s books are mostly romance, in the fantasy and science fiction sub-genres. She has been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest.

At present, she self-publishes and writes for the:


Bronze Fox Excerpt


She hurried to the front door, hoping the cabbie hadn’t given up waiting. To her surprise it was Mr. Shelton himself, standing on the steps, hat in hand. He was more handsome than she remembered, wearing a dark gray suit that fit his tall form perfectly. A moss green cravat at his throat and a star flower on his lapel completed the look.

In the glow of early evening, his eyes were warm topaz, his brown hair threaded with copper. The lines of his face were lean and sharp, making her think again of a fox. It didn’t hurt that he was grinning wide enough to show teeth.

“I wasn’t expecting you, Mr. Shelton. I thought we were meeting at the restaurant.” She used her best ‘proper’ accent, trying to cover the excitement bubbling up inside.

“Hopefully you’re not put off by my enthusiasm.” He offered his arm. “I read your note as a positive sign, and I couldn’t wait to hear your answer. Impatience is one of my many vices.”

She took that in, as they walked together down the steps to the street. Apparently, he was still interested in hiring her for the position. She’d been half afraid that pity motivated his offer, and he might have come to regret it.

Feeling as if she was play acting, Etty allowed him to open the door and hand her up into the cab. Normally she would have hopped in by herself, but this was not a familiar situation. Mr. Shelton sat down opposite her, their knees almost touching. He tapped his walking stick on the cab ceiling, and they rolled into motion.

“You’re quiet tonight,” he observed. “I don’t recall you being particularly demure.”

She laughed, in spite of her nerves. “You said a mouthful there. I’m about as demure as a raccoon.”

“An apt comparison. Raccoons are tough and audacious…survivors, much like yourself.”

“You sure know how to flatter a girl.”

“Ah, but you’re not just some ‘girl’. If you were, I wouldn’t want you for my assistant. Which brings us to the question at hand. What have you decided?”

Now that it came to telling him, her mouth dried up. Her whole life hung in the balance. Everything was about to change, in what way she couldn’t be sure. It was exhilarating and frightening at the same time.

“I believe I’d like to try the job, Mr. Shelton.” There, she’d said it.

“Excellent!” His delight seemed genuine. “But, if you don’t stop calling me Mr. Shelton, I shall be offended. I want you for a friend, not a polite acquaintance.”

“Sorry about that. It just feels strange. I don’t usually call toffs…excuse me…gentlemen by their first names.”

“Well, get used to it. From now on, I’m Tobias. Mr. Shelton is history.”

“All right, Tobias.” His name rolled pleasantly off her tongue. Perhaps calling him that wouldn’t feel so odd after all.




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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Grayson by KC Falls RELEASE DAY + GIVEAWAY!







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Title: Grayson (Brotherhood of Souls #3)

Author: K.C. Falls


Life is all about new beginings. Sometimes you have to take big chances to reap big rewards. But the best laid plans don't often factor in the kind of chemistry that takes your breath away.
When Kara traded her bustling urban life for "Low Country" living, she didn't expect to be caught up in a dangerous drama featuring a deliciously smooth talking Southern lawyer with a cause. And she never thought the man she loved would disappear before she had a chance to tell him so.
She can't bring herself to start a new chapter. A chance discovery leads her to a risky decision with serious consequences. But the way Kara sees it, life is all about listening to yourself when your heart has something to say.
This is a stand-alone, full length romance novel. Others in the Soul Family series will follow in 2015. Meant for mature readers, this book has rough language and five-chili hot scenes.



About the Series

Brotherhood of Souls Series. This series is composed of five interconnected stand-alone novels that tell the stories of Grayson, Wyatt, Darren and Noah as well as their cousin Harlen. Five young men brought together by family and tradition, a rich brotherhood of complex souls.
An introduction to their world is found in the first book of the series, Brothers. Brothers is a full length prequel to the series and is FREE at all ebook retailers.
Darren is available now. Wyatt is next followed by Noah and Harlan.



Author Bio

K.C. Falls is a native of New York who traded the Big Apple for Big Sky country. Her Montana ranch is home to a menagerie of animals including one human male she shamelessly uses for inspiration. Her tales are sharp-edged stories with strong sexy heroes and the women they can't resist.
K.C. finds time to feed the chickens, study Native Americana (she's part Cheyenne--that's what the 'C' stands for) and cook incredible food because there isn't a restaurant around for many miles. She writes in between bites. K.C. loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to follow her on any of her social media channels. And don't forget to check out her website. You can sign up to her mailing list there, to hear about new releases and any promotional sales coming up. You can also find some back story for her current and future works.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler BOOK REVIEW!


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Title: The Truth About Us

Author: Janet Gurtler

Published: Sourcebooks Fire



Jess has always been lucky as far as money and riches are concerned, but beyond the large house and riches is a broken family with Jess in the middle watching all crumble around her. To help combat the depressed feelings Jess has turned to partying and drinking with her friend Nance. After a party one night Nance leaves Jess to walk home alone drunk, Jess doesn't mind though until a car pulls up beside her offering her a ride home. Inside the car are two boys named Braxton and Flynn. She was lucky that night that two nonkillers picked her up when things could have gone much worse. Jess allows them to take her home and during the ride she gets to know the two boys, Braxton is very talkative while the sarcastic Flynn throws in snarky comments here and there. Though the ride was short, the day after Jess can't get Flynn out of her mind.

Soon after Jess is invited to go to Nances house while her mother isn't home to drink and have fun. Jess takes Nance up on her offer and goes over for drinks and fun. A few drinks later after Nance decides to cam with guy topless, Jess is pressured to lose her top as well which she does but only under the condition that no one but Nance sees her. In the heat of the moment while drunk Jess decides to browse Ebay for a dress and finds and  $10,000 dress that she buys without even thinking clearly about how crazy a move like that was. Nance's mom returns home early to find the girls dancing topless in her backyard and drunk. She calls Jess's father to come get her and tells him that they were drinking and dancing topless which besides the purchase of the dress which was made on a credit card gets Jess into even more trouble than she already was in. As punishment for throwing away money on stupid things and bad behavior Jess's dad forces her to hand over her cell phone for the summer and to get a summer job volunteering at a local shelter serving meals to the less fortunate.

Scared of the what ifs Jess begins to work at the shelter, she quickly makes friends with one of the staff members named Wilf who owns the greenhouse at the shelter. Jess has always loved flowers so she asks if she can help out with the greenhouse which Wilf takes her up on. The first time Jess walks into the greenhouse she sees something that has been on her mind since that fateful night....Flynn working on a broken shelf in the greenhouse. Through out the summer the two become closer and closer much to the dismay of the staff and both of their families who think that because Flynn is a shelter "guest" who with his little brother frequently eat at the shelter due to money problems at home shouldn't be with a rich girl who lives in a big house and has whatever she wants. But those things don't matter two Jess and Flynn but they must fight for their forbidden love while all the cards are against them. Fight for true love and you will be rewarded greatly!


Rating:






Thoughts: I enjoyed this book even though I had some problems with it, one problem that really annoyed the crap out of me was the fact that most of the adults in the book were so immature almost to the point of being worse than the teenagers. That was a huge problem for me and had me wanting the throw the book across the room because of how stupid the adults were acting. There were also some typos in the book but those were easily ignored. The love story was very cute and enjoyable and even if certain things annoyed me I still couldn't put the book down. So my recommendation goes out that if you want a summer fling CHOOSE THIS BOOK! Damn this woman can write! :)



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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An Ordinary Magic by Jason Thibeault BLOG TOUR + AUTHOR Q&A

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An Ordinary Magic By Jason Thibeault





A new sorcerer has moved into La Croix, upsetting the tranquility of the other otherwise idyllic Caribbean fishing village. But Panon, the town’s priest, can’t afford to waste time wondering about the newcomer. He needs to concentrate on fixing his relationship with his son, Jaime, who has been called by Dela Luamba, a powerful spirit, to join the church. The problem? Jaime doesn’t believe in magic or the spirits anymore. To protect his son from a potentially terrible punishment, Panon must hide the truth from Dela while he tries to make everything right. But when Panon trades for a bit of magic guaranteed to help Jaime believe again, everything goes horribly wrong, turning Panon’s world upside down. Drawn into an epic struggle of good versus evil with the mysterious sorcerer, Panon, Jaime, and the whole town must battle the walking dead, malicious spirits, and potent Voodoo. It’s up to Panon to discover the only power capable of saving his son…and redeeming himself. An Ordinary Magic is a fast-paced, entertaining, and thought-provoking work of literary magic realism.


Author Bio: Jason Thibeault received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine and his Master of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge. He has written one full-length mainstream literary fiction novel, Ordinary Magic (coming 2013), and turned to young adult fiction in 2010 with the founding of Dime Novel Publishing—a publishing house devoted to resurrecting the serialized dime novel format. Jason has worked at a publishing house, numerous technology startups, taught composition and creative writing at the university, run his own consulting company, and currently serves as a marketing executive. Jason is the author of several Dime Novel Publishing storylines including Marmalade, the upcoming Dem0n series (early 2013), the upcoming The Fantastic Adventures of Boyd Stone series (late 2013), and the upcoming Gearborn series (Fall, 2013). Dime Novel Publishing distributes its works through a variety of electronic and print channels including Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble. Jason currently lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife, four kids, and dog.




Author Q & A 


Q: How did you come up with the plot of An Ordinary Magic? 

A I can't put a finger on any one, specific inspiration for the plot of "An Ordinary Magic." The book took shape over 20 years ago while I was an undergraduate studying creative writing at the University of California, Irvine. At the time, I needed to develop a senior thesis for my enrollment in the Campuswide Honors Program and knew that it was going to be a novel of some kind. But it was a novel that needed to be grounded in scholarly research (that was the requirement). I had always been interested in Voodoo and polytheistic religions so I settled on a novel set in a fictional Caribbean town and based it on a Voodoo-like culture. The plot, which is really secondary to the characters in a work of literary fiction like "An Ordinary Magic," was heavily influenced by my own relationship with my biological father and step-father. The specific details, well, they are just the product of a very active imagination.



Q: What are your favorite writing conditions? 

AI don't really have favorite writing conditions. I don't need silence. I don't need solitude. I can pretty much write anywhere.



Q: Who is your favorite writer and why?

A: My favorite writer is probably Cormac McCarthy (with a close second of Toni Morrison). Not only are his stories moving, his characters believable, his settings perfect, but his mastery of language adds a dimension to his writing that most writers never grasp. His work is as much art as it is storytelling.



Q: What was the hardest part about writing An Ordinary Magic? 

A: The hardest part about writing "An Ordinary Magic" was ensuring that the characters were believable. Writing a compelling plot is easy. Getting all the facts straight can be handled by a good outline. But making sure characters are believable requires really thinking through what they are doing, why they are doing it, how they are doing it, and what that means to everything else happening in the book. In a quality piece of literary fiction, everything is interconnected both causally and thematically. That's hard to do.



Q: What is your favorite book / series and why?

A: A little guilty pleasure here. My favorite book series, hands down, is the Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks. I am absolutely amazed every time I re-read these stories how intricate and detailed the fantasy world is that Brooks has created. Although his characters can be a little shallow at time, the stories are tantalizingly drawn and the plots are well through-through making for an immersive reading experience.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Fever by Megan Abbott RELEASE DAY BLITZ + GIVEAWAY








This blitz also includes a giveaway for some of the paperbacks courtesy of Megan, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.






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TitleTHE FEVER

Author: Megan Abbott

Pub. Date: May 12, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company


The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.

A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, The Fever affirms Megan Abbot's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation" (Laura Lippman). 



About Megan:
Megan Abbott is the Edgar®- winning author of the novels QueenpinThe Song Is YouDie a LittleBury Me DeepThe End of EverythingDare Me, and her latest, The Fever, which was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Summer by the New York Times, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly and one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University. In 2013-14, she served as the John Grisham Writer in Residence at Ole Miss.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, Hammett Prize, the Shirley Jackson Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Folio Prize.





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5 winners will receive a paperback copy of THE FEVER! US Only.

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The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh RELEASE DAY BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!




I am so excited that THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Renée herself!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copies of the book and some beautiful book inspired scarves, courtesy of Renée, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



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TitleTHE WRATH & THE DAWN

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Pub. Date: May 12, 2015

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile


A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 



About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.
She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.













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Monday, May 11, 2015

The Violet Hour by Andrea L Wells BOOK BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!





The Violet Hour by Andrea L Wells

Publication date: May 2015



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Still shocked over her mother’s mysterious death, California socialite Logan Keller is handed a one-way ticket to her long lost roots in Wyoming where love, deceit and danger await. Though she could forget everything staring into Luke Callahan’s eyes, Logan is quickly thrust into a fight for survival. Taking fate into her own hands, she begins unraveling the dangerous deceptions that abound at every turn. Her father is keeping secrets and Luke is keeping more. But Logan is keeping the biggest secret of them all.

The Violet Hour is a page-turning captivating twist of young romance and the supernatural.




AUTHOR BIO:
The Violet Hour Series has been begging to escape Andrea’s subconscious for more than five years. Focusing on a wonderful career, handsome husband and two beautiful children by day, she began feverishly penning the series by night. Now a full-time writer, Andrea debuts The Violet Hour.






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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Beach Man By Annabel Foxx SPOTLIGHT!



Beach Man By Annabel Foxx

Publication Date: MARCH 30, 2015


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Kim is a former dancer, who feels trapped in a loveless marriage to a jealous wealthy older man. He blames her for crippling him in an auto accident that he himself caused. They live in a gorgeous beach house in the town of Scorpio Beach, an up-and-coming beach town on Long Island.

Kim strives to make the marriage work, despite her husband’s blame, verbal abuse and bitterness.

During a heat wave, Kim meets a wickedly handsome man on the beach. She fights not to want him, not to want a new life and not to fall in love. But Derek is seductive and irresistible—a former soldier who recently comes to town to start a landscaping business. Kim falls hard for him, and he becomes addicted to her.

Although Kim wants a divorce, her husband finds out about their affair, and devises a plot to destroy them both. They must struggle to survive a web of lies, deceit and dangerous passion.*


*(Due to adult themes and sexual content, this book is recommended for mature readers.)




Author Bio: I love to read and write novels. I'm also a loner, who loves to drink copious amounts of coffee--and I won't turn down a good bourbon if it's offered by a handsome man... or indeed, by any kind and generous man.

I'm a Scorpio, and I love the beach. I have a background in graphic design and creative writing. My mother kept diaries and wrote short stories about Christmas, old lovers and travel.

My cat, Count Elvis, loves cognac and Pop Tarts.

Reading on the beach is one of the great delights of life. Sun, sea and sand. Ahhh... and then I pick up a book and dive into a story. I love everything gold: golden tans, golden hair, golden sunsets and golden earrings.

My husband, Dane, is a diver and sun worshiper.



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson BOOK REVIEW!


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Title: Steelheart

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Published: Delacorte Press



Most don't remember a time before calamity struck, leaving the world riddled with superhuman like people with abilities much like a superhero would have...but these people or Epics are they are called are no heros. Most people with Epic abilities are mean ruthless people who care nothing about the people that step in their way to world domination. The world today is a broken place where areas are labeled by the epic that rules the are instead of the actual name of the state or country.


David grew up around the Epics but they were never really a threat until one day when he was little and his father took him to a bank. David's father however wasn't the only person with the bank in mind that day, it was also on the mind of an Epic who was bent on destruction. In the process of destroying the bank the little Epic drew the attention of a much more powerful Epic named Steelheart who had started to claim this Chicago area as his own. Steelheart decided to make an appearance at the bank to take out the smaller Epic who was crouching in on his territory. David's father thought Steelheart was there to save them so tried to help when the smaller Epic tries to attack Steelheart from behind. A shot was fired from the gun held by Davids father, the bullet hits it's target killing the smaller Epic but it also cut a man that was supposed to be unharmable....Steelheart.

Angered by the wound to his cheek Steelheart kills everyone in the bank including Davids father before using his powers to turn the whole bank into steel. David just barely escaped death that day but he left with something that most have never seen. He saw Steelheart bleed....

Years later and a grown up David is hell bent on the death of the man who killed his father. How do you kill someone that is indestructible? He would also have to get by all of Steelhearts Epic minions since he is the new ruler of Newcago (Chicago) which has since been turned to complete steel and has had the sun taken away from it. Getting to someone so powerful would call for some help and David can think of no other rebels than the Reckoners a group that have quite a few Epic deaths under their belt, but getting into a highly secretive rebel group is harder than you think so David hopes that his knowledge about Steelheart will get him in. With the help of the Reckoners there is hope that Chicago will be the way it was before the big change. It will take a lot of deaths but David has something that most do not....the knowledge that Steelheart can be harmed.




Rating:






Thoughts: I thought at times that this book dragged a bit and was a bit to slow, but the action quickly made up for the slow parts. I will continue on with the series because the whole anitsuperhero thing just catches my attention.






Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Four By Chris Johns BLOG TOUR!






Four By Chris Johns

Release Date: April 30, 2015

Publisher: Three Faced Media, LLC



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What if you realized the world faced an apocalyptic future of devastation anddestruction from pollution, overpopulation and global warming... and you knew how to stop it...

What would you do? Tom Bianco is the senior biologist at Habitat Conservation Foundation, an environmental advocacy group. Through his own experiences and research reports published by the world's environmental scientists, Tom has become convinced that humans are destroying the natural world and eventually destroy themselves.




Author Bio:
Chris Johns is an anonymous pen name for a writer from Milwaukee, WI.


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In The Dark By Chris Patchell BOOK BLITZ!


                                                                                 




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In the Dark by Chris Patchell

Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not.

The investigation takes a sudden and deadly turn when the police discover the body of another college student who went missing a few weeks before Brooke. Desperate to find her daughter, Marissa fears time is running out.

But she isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from Marissa’s past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding her family captive…

In the dark.





About Bio:
When Chris Patchell isn’t hiking in the Cascade Mountains or hanging out with family and friends, she is working at her hi-tech job or writing gritty suspense novels. Why suspense? Chris blames her obsession with the dark on two things: watching Stephen King movies as a kid and spending ridiculous amounts of time commuting in Seattle traffic.  



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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Land of the Giants by D.M. Almond SPOTLIGHT EVENT!







Land of the Giants by D.M Almond






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Ages long past, forced to abandon the surface, mankind descended into the core of Acadia, fleeing impending xenocide at the hands of the cruel invading ice giants, the Jotnar. There, under the light of the Crystal god, Baetylus, they settled a new homeland among the deep forests and wide caverns of Vanidriell.



~Enter the Fourth Age of Acadia.~



The highly anticipated second chapter in the Chronicles of Acadia is here. Follow the Walker brothers and their stalwart gnome companion Bipp as they journey to the surface of Acadia in search of the mysterious Isaac, the one person who may hold the key to overthrowing the dark sentient Crystal. Along the way they will forge alliances with brave new allies and cross paths with some of the deadliest forces they have ever faced in the Land of the Giants.

 


Author Bio:
D.M. Almond has been working in the restaurant and IT industry for the last 19 years. Over the last two, he has made time to focus on his true passion, writing stories. D.M. grew up in the small Upstate NY city, Utica (home to such rare delicacies as Tomato Pie, Utica Greens, Pusties, and Chicken Riggies) and attended "Buff State" in the amazing city Buffalo NY, where he would eventually return to run his bakery café, meet some of the best people in the world, and fall in love with his wife Julie. D.M. currently lives in beautiful Monkton, Vermont and would love to hear from you...


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