“One of us would finally end what had been started by the machayiwiw so many years ago. I would have to kill him. It was just that simple. I never thought I would want to kill anybody or anything, but maybe I never had anything worth killing for before.” -Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Scarring (Spirit Warriors, Book 2)
In the majestic beauty of a Montana summer, Emme and her friends celebrate her near-drowning survival and their defeat of the powerful evil spirit, the machayiwiw. But even as they rejoice, things are amiss. Emme watches helplessly as her family divides, and her friends struggle to hold their relationship together. Worse yet, the love-of-her life, Charlie, announces that he will move back to the reservation, without Emme. Different nightmares take over and Emme realizes she must fight and kill—or watch those she loves be killed. Friends from the reservation reach out to Emme and show her what evil can steal from her. Emme believes that evil can never break her bond with the Spirit Warriors or the love she shares with Charlie. Or can it?
Although this is the second book in the Spirit Warriors series, it can be read as a stand alone novel.
Sixteen-year-old Emme Belrose has it all: four best friends, a horse of her own, a hidden tepee hangout, and a blossoming romance with tall and handsome Charlie. These friends also have a secret. They can move their spirits into animal bodies: an osprey, a mustang, a grizzly, a mountain lion and a coyote.
But when Charlie, who has a gift for seeing the future, has a vision of Emme drowning in the icy Yellowstone River, the Spirit Warriors must train their animal bodies to kill an enemy they know is coming… but know nothing about. Suspenseful, romantic, and awash in Native American magic, Spirit Warriors captures the tragic enchantment of the American West—and confirms the power of friendship.
About the author:Della was born in South Dakota and raised in the vastness and beauty of Montana on a farm. When she longed for the big city life, she moved to Texas where she attended college and received a PhD in nursing. When not nursing people back to health you can find Della huddled over her Mac writing the stories that have occupied her mind for so many years, or traveling with her best friends, the NOLA’s, riding bikes across the Golden Gate bridge or exploring botanical gardens. She is the proud mother of a champion triathlete, two aging dogs and 1 grand-cat. Della has admittedly confessed to her coffee addiction and swears that her two hour coffee crawl while on vacation in Seattle –was the best two hours of her life!
Oct 2, 2014
Title- Jacob, King of PortaliaSeires- The Pillars of LifeBy- Casey ClubbGenre- YA/MG Fantasy, LGBT StoryRelease Date- September 16th, 2014Published by- Booktrope Publishing
Jacob is the only one who can protect us all from a vengeful lunatic. But Jacob’s a tiny sixth grader who’s scared of his own shadow. And his only known talent is hiding. A misfit in his own home, a boy out of place in his own skin, Jacob has been hiding all his life—in his head, or behind his only friend. His kind of different just isn’t accepted. He thought hiding would keep him safe. But he was wrong. For Jacob’s hiding has buried more than one truth, more than one secret. Including a destiny and a duty that are his to fulfill. And a powerful talent. One that could doom his people. Or save them…if he can find the courage to stop hiding from the thing that terrifies him the most—the truth about who he is: A boy who likes boys. A boy with a destiny foretold in an ancient legend. A boy whose love could save us all.
And now, an excerpt from "Jacob, King of Portalia"--
For years I’ve been terrified that someone would discover my secret.
It was my greatest fear. Because I knew that if Sammy found out, he wouldn’t be my friend anymore. And Rick had just killed any hope I’d had that I was wrong about that.
If Rick had figured it out, Sammy would too.
I’d hidden it from everybody. I’d even tried to hide it from myself.
Frantically, I tried to plan how I might hide harder and even better.
But I didn’t know that it was already too late.
Mom wasn’t the only one intent on ruining my life. There was someone else too.
And earlier in the day, that person had stolen something from me and discovered my secret. By Monday, everyone would know. Even Sammy.
My life as I knew it was about to end.
Casey Clubb lives near Portland, Oregon with her husband and her ever-growing collection of stuffed Tiggers.
For news and updates on Book Two—Jacob, Portal Master, visit www.caseyclubb.com.
Virtual Book Tour Dates: 9/29/14 – 10/27/14
Release Date: 9/29/14
A pair of pink, silk underwear…
The quiet world of Melody and Jack Dickinson is about to be turned upside down. Twenty years of marriage hangs in the balance when Melody finds out about Jack’s infidelity. The betrayal is made worse when Melody discovers his lover is Serena Rowland, a young woman who works at Melody’s law firm.
A receipt from an overpriced hotel…
Harsh words are exchanged before Melody storms off to work, determined to have Serena fired. But when Melody hears Serena was murdered over the weekend, everything changes. Serena’s body is found beaten and strangled with a pair of pink, silk panties, in the same hotel that Jack had admitted staying at over the weekend. Within seconds of hearing the news, Melody’s life spins out of control when Jack calls in a panic. The police are at their home to arrest him for Serena’s murder.
Pictures of a young woman’s scantily clad torso on a cell phone…
Was she married to a monster? One who beat and strangled the young woman to death, or was Jack set up? Did Melody’s own dark secret, hidden inside her heart for years, have something to do with the nightmare they suddenly find themselves in?
Melody and Jack are about to discover that one fateful mistake will destroy many.
Excerpt:Chapter 1 – Saturday morning
The morning sun was bright and the humidity staggering. Both bore down on him, making the sweat run faster down his neck and back as he walked. His heart thundered in his chest, and he fought to keep his breathing normal and his gait natural. The rush of adrenaline made his hands shake as he adjusted his ball cap.
He forced his facial muscles to respond to his commands, determined to keep his expression neutral so he would blend in. His mind was racing, unaccustomed to the violent behavior it had just experienced upstairs. His shaky limbs wanted to run the remaining distance to the safety of his vehicle and away from the nightmare of what he’d just done.
A small sigh of relief left his lips when he made it to his vehicle and slid inside, removing his gloves and shoving them deep into his pants pocket. It took him three attempts to insert the key into the ignition. He took a deep breath, held it, and then released it in slow, controlled bursts. He had to get it together or he would have an accident on the way home. He gripped the key tighter in his sweaty fingers and tried again. To his relief, the engine turned over. Fighting the urge to look behind him to see if he was being followed, he eased out of the parking spot and merged into the mid-morning traffic, careful to keep his eyes on the road.
Anything to keep from looking at her sticky red blood on his clothes. Oh God, what have I done?Buy Links:Pre-order on Amazon before the release date (9/29) and get this book for $2.99 (release day price: $4.99).About the Author:Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.Her latest novel, a paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense.Look for the suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, in the Fall of 2014.Ashley also hosts The WriteStuff, a popular BlogTalk Radio show, each Friday night at 10 p.m. CST.
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This giveaway is open worldwide (except for the print books) and will run 9/29/14 – 10/27/14.
5 copies of the award winning book The Lie (ebook)
10 audio copies of The Lie
10 audio copies of Number Seventy-Five (soon to be a feature film!)
5 audio copies of Ashley Fontainne’s trilogy: Accountable to None, Zero Balance, and Adjusting Journal Entries
3 print copies of The Lie (USA only)
Author: Ashley C. HarrisAuthor Location: FL, United StatesGenre: Young Adult, Paranormal RomanceRelease Date: September 30, 2014Words: 78,498 WordsPublisher: Self-PublishedFormat: Digital eBookISBN: 978-1-31018-222-8
Donna Young might still be considered a high school nobody, and an invisible facet to her town, but that doesn’t change the fact that her life is in danger, thanks to her shocking powers. Living secretly amongst the enemy isn’t easy, especially when she used to love the most special of them all: Ryan Applegate.
Ryan’s facade of being the most attractive and richest athlete in town is growing thin. Making his father proud and enhancing his abilities is all he thinks about … that, and Donna Young. She is the childhood crush whom he has been ordered to leave alone. But if he does, then how can he figure out what is wrong with her? And why she looks at him now like he is a monster?
When a dangerous event occurs at the power plant, an new adventure sparks for everyone. Will Donna be able to unlock all the mysteries surrounding those she loves, while fighting to stay alive? Or will Ryan and his team stop her, dooming everything? Only one truth is certain … nobody is who they think they are.
Exclusive Sneak Peek at SPARKS by Ashley C. HarrisIt Can't BeThe human part of Ryan recognized something familiar about the heartbeat, but he was unable to understand what it was. He became more frantic as the beat sped up and he realized the person was trying to run. With Ryan’s super speed, he was leaping, moving so quickly, and grabbing it. Grabbing … her. Realty crashed into him and he finally was able to see a broken, confused Donna looking up at him.
What? I’m hallucinating. It can’t be.Her eyes were afraid, and she looked like she’d been running, beaten down, and was about to die. She had to fight to take a deep breath as he held her, and that’s when he let her go, stunned. Clearly he was in a dream now, or someone had a hallucinating Bio power that was making him see her and not his enemy. No way could Donna, his Donna, really be here. Ryan felt like he wanted to die. And then she was running away from him.Author Bio
Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Florida. Ashley was first recognized for her edgy writing and unique film work when she wrote and directed the teenage film Lines. Lines was the first feature film in the world captured using only Mac Laptops..
In 2013 Ashley teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first title in a new young adult series Shock Me. Ashley then went on to release the first of a new NA series, One Night In Heated Snapshots, that quickly reached Amazon's Best Selling top ten list for sports romances. It has remained a top ten bestseller ever since.
When she is not dreaming up new books and working on film sets, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Keep a close watch for Ashley's newest young adult books releases!
Hey Readers and Blog Lovers :-)I want to thank Sarit Yahalomi for hosting SPARKS, Book 2 of the Shock Me series, first blog tour stop at Coffee, Books, & Art today. This is an extra special post for me because today is also the first day of SPARKS release in stores.
For those of you that have read Shock Me, the first book in the series, (and if you haven't, SHOCK ME is free for a short time at Itunes, Barnes & Nobel, Kobo, etc.) and are drumming with questions such as.. 'What are Donna and the other teenagers really?' 'How can they have these shocking gifts and special abilities?' 'Why did Donna's brother runaway and is he alive now?' 'What really happened with Donna's past in New York, or her and Ryan's past?'
Well if you're dying to know, get ready for a reading adventure and thrill in this novel. ALOT happens, ALOT goes down. Questions are answered along with some real 'shockers' and revelations you might not see coming.
One of my favorite things about writing this particular story of Donna's (the main heroine) is that we finally get to see her travel to New York. A place so different from her small town. And, if you've checked out the special excerpt in this blog, you'll see Ryan has ended up in New York also...
What could happen to these teens, and love interests turned enemies, when an adventure 'sparks' in the city? Will they, and others like them, bring the city down and open something that can't be closed? You've gotta read the Shock Me series and buy Sparks to find out.
Also, check out this special GIF I made to match the scene in my head when I wrote the excerpt from the novel.
Romance and intrigue set in supernatural world make the Shock Me series ideal for young adult and adult audiences. Readers of Paranormal YA and Paranormal Romance, and fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Pittacus Lore, Rick Riordan and Susan Collins will love this series.
"Everyone can become a hero. That is what I got out of it. Well a lot more but that was a really powerful message. It keeps you on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next. I can’t wait for the next book and look forward to more from this new author!"-Kindle and Me
"Memorable characters and plot momentum will keep the reader fully engaged right up to the pulse-pounding, dramatic conclusion with a stunning ending that I didn’t see coming! Shock Me is a gripping beginning to a new series. I, for one, look forward to the future adventures of these characters."-Lusty Penguin
"...I was still shocked (no pun intended) at what all happened at its climax. I won't spoil it because it needs to be read to be fully appreciated! If you enjoy YA lit, suspense, action, a little sci-fi mixed with fantasy, then go pick up a copy of this book. As far as first in series go, it hooked me right away and I can't wait to see just where the author takes it from here. Not to mention the awesome semi-cliffhanger!!!! So Please, oh please, hurry book two!"-Mom With A Reading Problem
Want to get to know Ashley better? Check out this letter to readers from Ashley C. Harris!
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In his freshman year at Columbia University, future journalist Asher Grey is forced to face his darkest demons when the world falls to pieces. A champion Tai Chi swordsman, he will be tested to his limits just to survive. With a heavy heart and swift hand, he must reach deep inside himself to discover what it means to be a Dragon.
He barely used (the LED keychains), reserving them for the nighttime hours spent hunting for precious food. Since what he’d dubbed “Foodmageddon” had begun, the landscape of New York City had changed irrevocably. Not the physical landscape of course, though several serious fires, the flooding of lower subway levels, and some unexplained explosions at the south end of the City might beg to differ. But he barely left the five block radius around his school….because the human landscape had changed the most.Since everyone fled fearing nukes, the City was largely abandoned, the towers and subways now skeletons and blood vessels in a dead body, a corpse left to rot in the summer sun. At times he imagined walking out to the center of one of the Avenues and standing there alone, certain that he was the last man on Earth.
I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.
I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.
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