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Blog Tour
September 2, 2016 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: The Vrai Domicile by Courtney Ruggles

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sixthThe Sixth Domicile (The Domicile Series Book 1) by Courtney Ruggles

Published on January 20th, 2016

Published by Elephantine Publishing

Genre: New Adult Dystopian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28405871-the-sixth-domicile?ac=1&from_search=true

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Domicile-Book-ebook/dp/B017O08SDO/192-0301566-9071950?ie=UTF8&redirect=true

In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities. To remove one’s mask, to go outside the Domicile, to show defiance, means being sent to the Meurtre, a horrifying death sentence.

Q437B doesn’t follow the rules. She craves sunlight, dares to love her childhood friend B116A, and–the most forbidden of all–has seen the true face of her beloved beneath his mask.

But when Q becomes an Adulte, The Domicile threatens to take away everything that makes her happy. She is forced to marry an abusive soldier who demands she conform.

Whispers spread about the unconventional lessons she teaches her new students. And when Q openly disobeys the Elders, the people become restless, questioning the truth of the world in the wake of such defiance.

Rumblings of discontent stir as others begin to follow the path toward their freedom. The Revolution has begun, and Q is the spark that ignited the flames.

The Sixth Domicile is book 1 in the Domicile Series, A New Adult dystopian. Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Ally Condie’s Matched series will love The Sixth Domicile.


vraiThe Vrai Domicile (The Domicile Series Book 2) by Courtney Ruggles

Genre: New Adult Dystopian

To be released on August 24th, 2016

Pre-Order Link

https://www.amazon.com/Vrai-Domicile-Book-ebook/dp/B01H80246W

Q437B was ready to die for the Second Revolution. Then she entered the Meurtre

Q and B expected death when the Elders ordered their execution. What they discover instead changes everything they thought they knew about their world. Saved by the mercy of the Elders, they awaken in the Vrai Domicile, a mysterious place hidden below the Sixth Domicile housing hundreds of former rebels.

Except these rebels have been brainwashed, conditioned to be blind followers.

Q quickly learns of the Elders’ new plan for her – she is to become their warrior, to reunite the Vrai and Sixth Domiciles with purity, love, and unwavering faith. But to Q, she’ll be undoing everything she and the rebels fought for.

Now Q and B must fight to survive once more, forced to forge new alliances with strangers who promise nothing is as it seems. But surviving comes with a choice – follow the Elders and quash the Revolution, or defy them and free the people, putting B’s and Grandmother’s lives at risk.

In a place where the fire of rebellion is extinguished at every turn, can Q continue to be the spark that fuels the Revolution?

Book 2 in The Sixth Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles, a 5 star Readers Favorite!

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Vrai Domicile Teaser
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Courtney’s love for writing started pretty much when she learned to read, which her mother would tell you was a feat in itself back when she was in the first grade. Once she aced those flashcards with vocabulary words, Courtney’s writing took off. And her love with it. In school, she was always writing short stories on a word processor (What?? Word processor with floppy disks?). Oh yes, she literally had a card filing case full of floppy disks.

Now getting her Doctorate in social work, she’s used this education to help her write some of the gritty issues entwined in her stories. When Courtney isn’t writing her next book while drinking coffee, you can find her doing homework (drag) with chocolate chip flavored coffee, reading series of books (because school books are only so interesting) while drinking pumpkin flavored coffee, playing with her little boy, or daydreaming of future beach houses while drinking some other scrumptious flavor of coffee.

 

 

Media Links

Website: www.courtneyruggles.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCRuggles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCourtneyRuggles/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Instagram: @courtneyruggles

Check out the playlist for Vrai Domicile below:

Empty Gold- Halsey

So Far Away- Faunts

Only One- NF

All I Want- Kodaline

Waiting Game- Banks

Eyes Half Closed- Crywolf

Seven Devils- Florence + The Machine

Born to Die- Lana Del Rey

Never Forget You- Zara Larsson & MNEK

Run Wild- for KING & COUNTRY

All Is Whole- Whitley

Lies- Marina & The Diamonds

Control- Halsey

These are songs I listened to while writing The Vrai Domicile, plus so many others! I love listening to music as I write.  In fact, I don’t write without listening to music!  And often times, it’s when I’m listening to amazing songs and artists that I come up with some awesome scenes for the book.

These are awesome recs! I’m super ashamed to say that there are several that I haven’t listened to, but I’m a huge fan of Florence, Kodaline, and Lana Del Rey. Fun fact about me: I have All I Want on my ipod and constantly listen to it on repeat!

The Giveaway:

Swag bag with bookmarks, Domicile keychains, an exclusive Domicile poster, and bracelets; open to US residents only.
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Read below for an excerpt from Vrai Domicile:

A100B’s words filled my head again. I bit my lip as I listened to what she said, demanding me to say them and then do exactly what she was telling me to do. “Untie it from your belt. You must do it,” she commanded in my ear.

I looked down at the whip hanging on my side, my fingers brushing the Fouetter as terror and guilt gripped me.

I gulped, my stomach churning and tears threatening me, gagging me. “Say it!” she hissed in my ear. She repeated the words so I would recite them exactly right.

“T987A, a rogue Guerrier, helped me escape from the Domicile and betray you.” My voice shook and I kept swallowing the saliva building in my mouth from the threat of rising bile.

“I swear to not betray you again, and to demonstrate that promise, I will punish T987A.” I finished the words A100B demanded I repeat. Q437A stood next to me, smirking.

Two Guerriers emerged from the side of the Rotonde dragging T987A between them. I sucked in my bottom lip to stifle a cry. T987A was a part of the rebellion, one of the Guerriers who informed us what the Guerriers were doing and helped protect B and me. He fought Q437A when they found us sneaking out of the Domicile the last time, which gave us the time to run to the Rotonde to save Grandmother, and where I screamed at the people to reveal the Elders’ murderous ways.

“I can’t,” I whispered as quietly as I could, barely moving my lips, sure A100B could hear me.

“Take the Fouetter from your belt, Q437B,” she breathed in my ear. T987A stared at me in disbelief. I squeezed my eyes shut, knowing they were ready to beat my grandmother, beat her fervently until almost all the blood seeped from her. And then save her without numbing the pain to prepare to do it again.

I didn’t know what would happen to T987A after this. I tried to reason with myself. I couldn’t get out of this. T987A was much stronger than my grandmother. I had endured twenty lashes, he could withstand at least that.

My throat constricted as I fought to keep from vomiting or crying, not sure which would be worse right now. I pleaded with my eyes as his locked with mine to forgive me. I loosened the Fouetter, never taking my gaze from his. “I’m sorry,” I mouthed at him and hoped he could read my lips, my desperation, my turmoil, and my devastation.

The Guerriers hoisted him on the platform and pushed him down, forcing him to his knees and rounding his back to give me maximum exposure.

The Fouetter was heavy in my hands, much heavier than when we’d trained, as if it’d been filled with lead. The Guerriers wielded it effortlessly; I had wielded it effortlessly on innocent tile. I licked my lips, bit my tongue hard enough to taste metallic blood, now infused with the abundance of saliva.

“I’m so sorry,” I whispered, my voice hitched by the tears now freely falling. There were too many to keep at bay. They fell from my eyes and dripped into T987A’s hair as I hovered over him, holding the Fouetter at my side. My whisper was loud enough for him to hear me, for the Guerriers holding him, and possibly the closest people to the platform. A100B heard it, her infuriated breath sounding in my ear. The Elders heard.

Q437A’s hand grabbed my right arm owning the Fouetter. “I will help you, Q437B. As my partner and fellow soldier, I will aid you in punishing this betrayer!” I knew Q437A’s words were being fed to him as well.

I went numb. He wouldn’t let me release the Fouetter. Instead his hand clenched over mine on the Fouetter, making sure I didn’t let go. He raised my arm high in the air. I sucked in a deep breath and held it in, biting the inside of my cheek as he drove my arm down, the Fouetter whistling in the air. I squeezed my eyes shut. The leather strips made contact with T987A’s back, the contact vibrating through the handle of the Fouetter.

He screamed. Q437A raised my arm again high above my head and forcefully slammed it back down. The whip cracked against T987A; his cry echoed. Tears seeped from my locked eyes. I gulped, trying to hide the hiccups of sobs escaping from me. I wanted to scream, to cry out. To use my three-day training and throw my elbow back into Q437A’s chest to knock him off balance. And then attack him, knock him to the ground and beat the life out of him.

Q437A kept raising my arm above my head and swinging it down so the Fouetter lashed T987A’s back. I didn’t count the times Q437A repeated the motion to cruelly whip T987A.

Finally, the Elder’s voice boomed again over the Rotonde. Q437A had raised my arm high in the air again, readying for another blow. “That is enough!” he demanded. “By the mercy in us, T987A has served his punishment of thirty lashes. May the scars remind him of his transgressions and how we saved him today from the Meurtre. T987A, we implore you to become pure again.”

The Tour Schedule:

August 24th

Justicereads – Review Book #1

NovelKnight – Author Interview

Noshelfcontrol – Review Book #1

August 25th

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – Promo Post

VampyreLady’s Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, New Releases & All Things Bookish – Promo Post

August 26th

Strong Novels – Author Interview

August 27th

Little Miss Trainwreck – Author Interview

Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

August 28th

Bookrantings – Review Book #1

August 29th

The Book Beacon – Promo Post

August 30th

Justicereads – Review Book #2

August 31st

Eelsaysbooks – Review Book #1

September 1st

Eelsaysbooks – Review Book #2

Crossroad Reviews – Promo Post

September 2nd

YaReads – Guest Post

September 3rd

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

September 4th

YA Book Divas – Promo Post

September 5th

RoloPoloBookBlog – Promo Post

September 6th

Us Girls & A Book – Review Books 1 & #2

Book of the Month
August 20, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month: The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder Giveaway

Book of the MonthHi, everyone!

I’m super excited to be able to offer all of you the chance to enter to win our August Book of the Month, The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder. This giveaway will run until the end of August and is open to US residents only. Good luck!!!!

The dashing Prince of the Rats–who’s in love with Cinderella–is changed into her coachman on the night of the big ball. And he’s about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on his way to a most unexpected happy ending!

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Buy the Rat Prince Today!

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rat-prince-bridget-hodder/1122087547?ean=9780374302139

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rat-Prince-Bridget-Hodder/dp/0374302138

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Blog Tour
July 8, 2016 posted by Nichole

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies Blog Tour: Character Interview with Harper

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little black dressesTitle: LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES

Author: Laura Stampler

Release Date: July 19, 2016

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Pages: 352

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Description:

The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume . .

Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?

Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.

There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job…right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?

 

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Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | INDIEBOUND | SIMON & SCHUSTER | GOODREADS

“You can pre-order a personalized, signed copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES at Oblong Books through July 9th. Details can be found HERE!”

Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Black-Dresses-White-Lies/dp/1481459899/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-black-dresses-little-white-lies-laura-stampler/1122749765

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/little-black-dresses-little/id1047553511

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481459891

Simon & Schuster: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Little-Black-Dresses-Little-White-Lies/Laura-Stampler/9781481459891

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25337536-little-black-dresses-little-white-lies

 

About Laura Stampler

 

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Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.

 

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Find her: TWITTER | TUMBLR | INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurastampler

Tumblr: http://laurastampler.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lastamp/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13810476.Laura_Stampler

 

Giveaway

 

There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • A hardcover copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES to TWO (2) winners – US only

 

Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is US only. Giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific. Book will be ordered from Amazon. Prizing courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours.

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Character Interview with Harper (in June, right after Harper started the internship)

Describe California in 5 words.

Juice bars. Water polo. (But also) Home.

See? There’s some sentimentality underneath my snarky exterior.

 

What was it like moving to New York for the Summer?

Ever since I heard my mom’s stories about going to grad school in New York, I’ve dreamed of living in the city. It’s the epicenter of writing, theater, art — and don’t even get me started on the food. Even the street hot dogs are a revelation.

 

Still, finding out you got an internship in your dream city at the very last minute and having only two days to mentally prepare (and physically pack) for your cross country trip was… overwhelming to say the least.

 

Tell us, what exactly does a dating blogger do?

Umm, I had the exact same question. My editor McKayla says that my job is to be “edgy.” I have to go on dates that people want to read about… or die trying. (Because if people don’t click on my blog posts, McKayla will stab me with her eyeliner pencil.)

 

Are you going out on a bunch of hot dates? Lame dates?

I have my eye on a few hot prospects… but so far my experiences have been on the lukewarm side.

 

Can you give us a teaser of one of the dates you’ll go on?

Would you believe me if I told you that I guy I thought was flirting with me was actually trying to get me to join his cult? New York can be weird. Boys can be weird. Or maybe I’m just weird?

 

When you eventually become a writer do you want to write for Shift or another magazine? Or do you want to work somewhere else?

I know you don’t win Pulitzers for dating blogs, but I hope that my writing career can take me down that path one day.

 

Why do you want to become a writer?

I honestly can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I always have a running narrative of the things I see and people I interact with playing silently in my head that I can’t wait to jot down in my Moleskine notebook.

 

Do you think you’ll ever officially move to New York?

One thousand percent. (Just don’t tell my parents. They have attachment issues.)

 

Tell us, will you meet “the one” in New York?

Let me worry about not humiliating myself in front of “the many” first.

 

What have you taken away from working for Shift magazine?

Besides a lot of free snacks from the open kitchen?

Ok, joking aside, I think that Shift has taught me that there’s a whole lot more to people and situations than meets the eye.

 

What’s next for you?

I’m open to any and all new adventures.

The Tour Schedule:

Week One

July 6thPlease Feed the Bookworm – Review

July 6thRead Now Sleep Later – Guest Post

July 7thWorth Reading It? – Review

July 7thYA Book Madness – Review

July 8thAwkwordly Emma – Review

July 8thYA Reads – Character Interview

 

Week Two

July 11thFictional Fox – Review

July 11thCurling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview

July 12thFiktshun – Review

July 12thThe Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review

July 13thThe Phantom Paragrapher – Review

July 13thWhatever You Can Still Betray – Guest Post

July 14thCreatyvebooks – Review

July 14thLatte Nights Reviews – Review

July 15thHere’s to Happy Endings – Review

July 15thBooks & Beauti – Guest Post

 

Week Three

July 18thSwoony Boys Podcast – Review & Character Interview

July 19thBook Briefs – Review

July 19thA Dream Within A Dream – Guest Post

July 19thAll The Crannies – Review

July 20thThe Mind of a Book Dragon – Review

July 20thDazzled by Books – Author Interview

July 21stVibin With Books – Review

July 21stThe Recipe Fairy – Guest Post

July 21stOh, For The Love Of Stories – Review

July 22ndBooks and Bindings – Review

July 22ndUnderneath the Covers – Guest Post

 

Blog Tour
July 6, 2016 posted by Nichole

Eternal Sacrifice Blog Tour: Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale + Giveaway!

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Eternal SacrificeThe explosive conclusion to Stacey O’Neale’s award-winning Mortal Enchantment series reveals the secrets of the fantasy world!

Valac has stolen two of the sacred objects. In a bid to rule all four courts, he has threatened to use Excalibur to cut the mist that protects Avalon–ultimately ending the lives of thousands of elementals. As the Akasha, Kalin has the power to stop him. And she refuses to lose anyone else she loves.

Will she have to sacrifice herself to save them?

Desperate to save Kalin’s life, Rowan searches for the long-lost creator of the mist. But what he finds is the very last thing he expected. Everything he thought he knew about his past is turned upside down, and he questions whether he’s meant to be the savior or the elemental that destroys them all.

Told from Kalin, Rowan, and Marcus’s perspective, the final installment to the series follows their journey of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love.

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Sacrifice-Mortal-Enchantment-Book-ebook/dp/B01DOCWFI0/

About the Author:

Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. 

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Goodreads. You can also visit her blog at staceyoneale.com/.

Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale

Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale

1.       I wrote my first novel when I was twenty-seven years old. That’s considered very late. Most authors I know started writing in their teens. At that time in my life, I never considered writing anything longer than a short story. I didn’t think I could.

2.       I’m an artist. I received my first art scholarship when I was in third grade. I love drawing, painting, ceramics, and creating metal sculptures. But I was never interested in turning my passion into a job. It’s just a part of me I choose to keep to myself.

3.       I’m a life-long comic book collector. I like to collect old school comics from the 1950’s-1980’s. I regularly shop at local comic book stores and attend the smaller Comic Conventions. My favorites are the X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, and Wonder Woman.

4.       Since I was a small child, I’ve been obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. I have a nice size collection of memorabilia from the movies and books. I also love to read retellings of the original story. My favorite character is the Cheshire Cat.

5.       I get most of my story ideas from fairytales, history, and mythology. I like to take familiar characters or stories from history and put my own spin on them. Also, I’m obsessed with the History Channel. I could spend hours and hours watching their programs.

6.       I have to write in complete silence. Music and people distract me, so I always write at home while everyone else is at school or work. I also have to write during the day. I have tried to write at night, but I end up tossing most of it.

7.       I recently got addicted to watching the cheesy made-for-tv-movie romances on the Hallmark channel. My friend finally convinced me to watch one about a year ago, and I’ve probably seen at least twenty of them since.

8.       I’m obsessed with spearmint. I drink a glass of spearmint tea every day. When I get snowballs, that’s my go-to flavor. I also like to diffuse spearmint oil around the house. The scent is so crisp and clean. It wakes me up in the morning.

9.       I’m passionate about environmental issues. My family likes to tease me because I get really mad if someone tries to throw away a recyclable. My brother calls me, Captain Planet. I’ve pulled things out of other people’s trashcans before. I’m also into composting and I live a very chemical free lifestyle.

10.   I’m a book hoarder. I’ll buy books as often as I can even though I own over a hundred that I know I haven’t read. I’d love to buy a big house and turn an entire room into a library. Wall-to-wall books and one comfy chair for me to sit in. That’s my dream.

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June 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz: Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson Summer Giveaway Contest

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Giveaway Details:

Revelation Summer Contest!

It is finally summer, and #Revelation by #Randi#Cooley Wilson has been out for a month now. This calls for some celebration, which Randi is hosting. From June 2 – June 30, 2014, post a pic on Randi’s Facebook author page of you with Revelation wherever you are reading–at the lake, at the beach, in the house, by the car, coming from the bookstore, doesn’t matter. She will choose 2 winners at random and they will receive a $15.00 gift card from Amazon/Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice), signed Revelation bookmark, signed Revelation poster and a signed copy of Certain (an anthology that contains Asher and Gage POV chapters). Use #revelinthewild and leave your email address in the post as well, as winners will be notified via email.

This contest is subject to Facebook’s terms and policies and by entering the contest you agree to those terms. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook.

RevelationBook One:

Revelation, (The Revelation Series, Volume One)

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Published: May 1st, 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20787232-revelation

A DIVINE SECRET, A LOYAL PROTECTOR, A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael. Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her. Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything? Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.

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RestraintABOUT BOOK 2:

A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.

A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.

AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?

Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.

Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.

Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.

About the Author:

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Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. Randi now resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via social media:

Twitter: R_CooleyWilson

Facebook:www.facebook.com/authorrandicooleywilson

Goodreads:www.goodreads.com/RCooleyWilson

 

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Blog Tour
December 20, 2013 posted by Nichole

Lichgates by S.M. Boyce Excerpt + Giveaway

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unnamed (3)Lichgates by S.M. Boyce  (The Grimoire Saga #1)
Publication date: October 15th 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis:

Fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Eragon will enjoy this contemporary remix of the classic epic fantasy genre. —————-
Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.
For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.
Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.
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International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.
S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.
Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.
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Kara Magari squinted back up the path she’d just climbed. The gazebo’s roof peeked through the trees, evidence of where she’d been only ten minutes before. Not bad. With her finger in the air, she traced the way she’d taken, starting at the lichgate and going down over each step in her head. Her finger hovered and came to a stop, though, when she examined the base of the hill.

Built into the rock was a marble door, shrouded with overhanging roots and dangling moss that clung to its frame like bangs. She rubbed her eyes, but the closed entryway was still there when she opened them again.

She brushed her hand along the door’s smooth stone. It was simple, with only a round stone knob and a small emblem carved into the rock at eye level. The symbol looked something like a four-leaf clover made out of crescent moons.

Kara’s fingers itched on the handle, but she hesitated.

The ground trembled with a sudden force that knocked her against the cliff. The breeze stopped, dissolving with a hiss into the hot summer sky. She scanned the valley. Several somethings cracked in the ground under her feet.

Thunder rumbled overhead. A dark cloud churned in the sky, and her heart fell into her stomach; there hadn’t even been a single fluffy cloud up there ten minutes ago.

A blinding bolt of moss-colored lightning flashed, striking the ground nearby. The hairs on her arms stood on end. Heat coursed through her calves, and she caught her breath. Her ears rang.

Wait. Was that lightning green?

The cliff trembled as a boom shattered the air. It began to rain. The heavy drops pelted her skin and clung to her hair as another rumble coursed along the far edge of the valley. She needed shelter, and the last place she would go in a lightning storm was up a hill.

She turned back and twisted the door’s handle, sighing with relief as it opened—unlocked. Still, as wet as it was outside and as much as she wanted a safe place to wait out the rain, she lingered on the threshold to examine the room.

Mud covered everything from the floor to the ceiling. Since there weren’t any supports to hold the roof, she couldn’t figure out how the ten-by-ten dirt shelter hadn’t caved in yet. The air within was heavy, moist with the rot of dead leaves, and her only guiding light streamed in from behind her. Roots dangled from the ceiling like stalactites reaching for the floor. The wind picked up, howling as it pelted rain against her back.

Kara tested the ground with her sneaker. The dirt floor supported her weight, so she tip-toed into the room and left the door open. Rain fell in lingering drops on the threshold before it disappeared into the growing pools of mud. She stuck her hands in her pockets and watched the raging storm outside.

A flash of dark brown blurred past her.

She jumped. A tan flicker snaked along the roof, and clumps of soil fell in sheets. She glared at the ceiling, holding her breath as the settling dust rained onto her shoes.

It had almost looked like a root moving, but that—that was crazy.

Another streak of motion raced down the opposite wall. It passed through a shaft of light, and Kara saw its pointed, wooden tip. Tiny veins sprouted from it like hairs, digging into the dirt so that it could travel.

It was a root moving.

A second spiny vine shot up from the floor and wrapped itself around her leg. It pulled. She tripped, falling into the first root as it snaked along the far wall. Dirt poured over her head, blinding her. The scent of decaying bark made her cough. The root tugged again, and she was yanked onto her hands and knees. It dragged her towards the center of the room. She reached for the knife strapped to her free ankle, the one Mom had—no! She couldn’t think of Mom. Not now.

A third root wrapped around her waist, and another grabbed her hand as she reached for the blade. The roots flipped her onto her back. With a bang, the door snapped shut. Her stomach churned. The floor disappeared. She fell, and the roots let go.

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Stacey Marie Brown

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8533287Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.

 

 

 

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Stacey Marie Brown

1. First crush was Patrick Swayze from Dirty Dancing.

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2. I was in the movie Scream. (Really?! Who were you?! Don’t leave us hanging!)

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3. I lived abroad in UK, Australia, Caribbean, and New Zealand.

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4. Was part of a traveling Shakespeare company.

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5. Grew up on a farm.

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6. Was an actress in L.A for seven years before moving abroad.

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7.  Obsessed with watching Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and Dead Files.

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8.  Addicted to Kettle Corn.

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9. My first car was a 65’ red mustang, I rebuilt with my dad.

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10. Met Prince Harry several times (worked in a bar that Harry’s Godfather owned in London. Cool to hear a REAL Prince call your name!)

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unnamed (5)BOOK ONE
Darkness of Light  by Stacey Marie Brown  (Darkness #1)
Publication date: February 13th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:

Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.
Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.
When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.
Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could.
unnamed (6)BOOK TWO:
Fire in the Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown  (Darkness #2)
Publication date: August 31st 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:

It’s been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.
And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.
Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.
Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?
No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.
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