Novelette Release: Blood Oath

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Release date: April 3rd 2014

Blurb:
On a perilous journey to hide a sacred and powerful stone, the young orc Ripliancum comes across his betrothed, Zehra, wounded on the battlefield. After being mauled by a scavenger dragon, Zehra has only hours left to live—unless Ripliancum can get her to the sage enclave in time to counter the dragon’s venom.

Ripliancum hasn’t seen Zehra in three years. While he loves Zehra with all his heart, he knows that the war ravaging their world has changed them both. As Ripliancum races against time to save his beloved, he must wrestle with the demons of his own past and decide whether to be true to his heart or true to his oath to protect the amulet.

Author Bio:
Sarah E. Seeley is a speculative fiction writer who worked with dead sauropods and ancient odonates while acquiring her BS degree in geology from Brigham Young University. She hopes to study more dead things in the future and contribute to scientific discussions about what makes life on Earth so amazing. In the meantime, she explores the bright side of being human by writing dark fiction.

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Cover Reveal: The Princess and the Prom Queen

princess3 (1)Trifecta Books is proud to announce a fun YA urban fantasy by author Jaclyn Weist—The Princess and the Prom Queen.

 

Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention.

 

Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than everything she always wanted.

 

As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become.

 

The Princess and the Prom Queen will be available on Kindle April 29th, 2014, with print to follow shortly. You are invited to attend the online launch party on Facebook by clicking here at 7:00 pm on that day.

Cover Reveal: Trusted, by Krista Wayment

Today we have the cover reveal for Trusted, by Krista Wayment! To celebrate, Krista is hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway, so be sure to click on the link below to try and win!

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About the Book

 

Renick, the fifth son of a dragon breeder, crashes into an unexpected adventure that challenges everything he thought he knew about dragons, history, and himself.

Stranded in the massive Helath forest, Renick meets two other passengers: Thane, a noble training to be a dragon knight, and Lainey, the orphaned niece of a healer. Together they survive an attack by vicious wolves, rescue a baby dragon with a broken wing, and escape from a band of dragon hunters as they make a perilous climb into the mountains. What they discover there will change everything.

 

authorAbout the Author

Krista Wayment has been making up stories since she learned to talk. Writing naturally grew out of that. Krista is an avid Fantasy and Science Fiction fan, and a total nerd. She is also a software engineer and loves playing video games. Although, curling up with a good book is still one of her favorite past times.

 

 

 

 

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Author Interview: Krista Wayment

Today, fellow author Krista Wayment stopped by for a visit! Her novel, Trusted, comes out later this month. Tomorrow, I’ll be posting her big cover reveal. But today, we’re going to get to know a little more about Krista and her writing. Before we move on to the interview, feel free to click on the Rafflecopter link below participate in her big giveaway!

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1: How long did it take you to write your book?

The first draft took about 3 months. From start to finish to get it polished it took a year. Much better than my first attempt at a novel, which took me 10 years.

2: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
This is such a hard question to answer because I love my characters so much. I’m going to take the easy way out and say Plyth. He is a baby dragon and is just so adorable you can’t help but love him.
3: Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
Yes. Especially together. Peanuts and chocolate are soul mates :)
4: What authors do you look up to and why?
I look up to a lot of authors. Mainly people like Patricia C. Wrede, Robin McKinely, and Patricia A McKillip because I read their books when I was younger and felt inspired.
5: Which author do you think you write like the most?
I’ve been told several times that my writing reminds people of Robin McKinely. But I like to think that I take a little bit from all the authors that inspire me, mix it together and add my own little dash of awesome.
6: What’s your favorite food?
Chocolate. Cheese. And Pizza. Can’t forget pizza.
7: What’s your favorite movie?
The Princess Bride. Best sword fight scene. Ever.
8: If your book was turned into a movie, who would you cast for the main characters?
That’s hard. Since my main characters are kids it would depend on which actors are the right age. But, if I had a time machine and could pick anyone: Renick->Asa Butterfield, Thane->Jonathan Brandis, and Lainey->(a very young)Emilie de Ravin
9: Describe your book in one sentence.
Renick learns that the dragons from legend are alive and well, and it changes everything he thought he knew about the world.
10: What kind of interaction do you hope to see from your fans?
I’m open to anything really. But what I really hope to see is others inspired to read and write by reading my books.
11: Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Introvert. All the way.

authorAbout the Author

Krista Wayment has been making up stories since she learned to talk. Writing naturally grew out of that. Krista is an avid Fantasy and Science Fiction fan, and a total nerd. She is also a software engineer and loves playing video games. Although, curling up with a good book is still one of her favorite past times.

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Daddy Doin Work

And now, here’s the cover for the nonfiction book title, Daddy Doin Work, by Doyin Richards!

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Doyin Richards’s Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood answers questions about fatherhood that many women want to know, and does so in a no-nonsense and entertaining style that ladies will enjoy. Similar to how Steve Harvey’s best-selling title Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man empowers women to make smart relationship decisions by entering the minds of men, Daddy Doin’ Work empowers new mothers to enter the minds of new dads to change the perception of what should be expected from a modern father. !

 

Readers will be exposed to the manipulative secrets of deadbeat dads, moms will learn practical tips to help hard working dads understand that being a father encompasses more than paying the bills, and women in relationships with amazing dads will learn methods to ensure their men stay on-track while inspiring more fathers to be just like them. Most importantly, women will be forced to take a long look in the mirror to determine if they are part of the solution or part of the problem in shaping the behavior of modern fathers.

 

 

 

 

About the Author!Doyin

DOYIN (pronounced “doe-ween”) RICHARDS is a father, husband, writer, Daddy Consultant, and public speaker inspiring new mothers and fathers to think, laugh, and learn while evolving as parents and couples. He authors the popular and well-respected parenting blog Daddy Doin’ Work, and since creating the blog in June 2012, it has rapidly grown in readership with no signs of slowing down. Doyin has appeared on national and international television several times, and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two young daughters.

 

 

Cover Reveal for Defiance!

For those of you who have been asking when Defiance (book 2 in the Blood Inheritance trilogy) will come out, I’m sorry to say that it won’t be hitting bookshelves until February 24, 2015.

HOWEVER… The cover art has been completed! So you can take a look (below) and tell me what you think. And don’t worry – I’ll be doing a big giveaway when the ARCs for Defiance are available later this year. So, some lucky winners will get a very early sneak peak at the book.

9781631630064What do you think? It’s not exactly what I was expecting, but I’m really happy about the finished result! Haven’t read Dissension (book 1) yet? Click on the cover to the right for more information. If you want to know a little more of what to expect for book 2, check out the blurb below.

Blurb

Leisha and Samantha barely survived the vampires and immortals six months ago. Now, an explosive battle between the two races seems imminent.

It’s more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there’s a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for reconciliation.

Can Leisha lock up the past to save those she loves? Or will fate tear everything from her once again?

 

Cover Reveal: Little Dead Riding Hood

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You know things are going to suck when you’re the new kid. But when you’re the new kid and a vampire… well, it bites! Unlike most kids, Scarlet Small’s problems go far beyond just trying to fit in. She would settle for a normal life, but being twelve years old for an entire century is a real pain in the neck. Plus, her appetite for security guards, house pets and bloody toms (tomato juice) is out of control. So in order to keep their vampire-secret, her parents, Mort and Drac, resort to moving for the hundredth time, despite Scarlet being dead-set against it. Things couldn’t be worse at her new school, either. Not only does she have a strange skeleton-girl as a classmate, but a smelly werewolf is intent on revealing her secret. When she meets Granny—who fills her with cookies, goodies, and treats, and seems to understand her more than anyone—she’s sure things will be different. But with a fork-stabbing incident, a cherry pie massacre, and a town full of crazy people, Scarlet’s O-positive she’ll never live to see another undead day. Not even her Vampire Rule Book can save her from the mess she’s in. Why can’t she ever just follow the rules?

GIVEAWAY –

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Borst Family (7)BIO –

Amie Borst is a PAL member of SCBWI. She believes in Unicorns, uses glitter whenever the opportunity arises, accessories in pink and eats too much chocolate.

Bethanie Borst is a spunky 13 year old who loves archery, long bike rides and studying edible plant-life.

Little Dead Riding Hood is their second book in the Scarily Ever Laughter series. Their first book, Cinderskella, released in October 2013 and has been nominated for three awards.

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Cover Reveal: Splinters

Splinters CoverI’m thrilled to be a part of so many cover reveals over the last couple of weeks! Today is another one of those, and I have to say that I think this book cover looks terrific.

Splinters is a YA horror, Sci-Fi that was co-written by married couple, F.J.R. Titchenell and Matt Carter.

Giveaway:

Everyone who adds Splinters to their Goodreads to-read list on or before March 7th will be entered to win a $25 Amazon giftcard! A winner will be selected at random and contacted by Goodreads direct message. Just go to: www.goodreads.com/book/show/20860637-splinters

Details to note:

Splinters is the first book of the series The Prospero Chronicles and will be launched in the fall of 2014.

F.J.R. Titchenell is also the author of Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of), to be released May 6th, 2014. To find out more about that book, click here.

Back cover blurb:

Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.

Author bio:

Carter and Titchenell head shotF.J.R. Titchenell and Matt Carter met and fell in love in a musical theatre class at Pasadena City College and have been inseparable ever since. Though they have both dreamed of being writers since a very young age, they both truly hit their stride after they met, bouncing ideas off of one another, forcing each other to strive to be better writers, and mingling Matt’s lifelong love of monsters with Fiona’s equally disturbing inability to forget the tumult of high school. They were married in 2011 in a ceremony that involved kilts, Star Wars music, and a cake topped by figurines of them fighting a zombified wedding party.

Author links:

F.J.R. Titchenell’s blog

Matt Carter’s blog

F.J.R. Titchenell’s Facebook

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Cover Reveal: Black Moon

I’m so happy to be a part of the cover reveal for Teri Harman, author of Blood Moon. Her second book, Black Moon, will be coming out this fall! In order to celebrate the big cover reveal, Teri is having a giveaway for a signed hardback copy of Blood Moon! If you like witches or the paranormal in general, you definitely want to get your hands on that book. The link to the giveaway is below.

So, without further adieu, I give you the book cover:

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BOOK SUMMARY

Simon Howard accidentally killed three people. Four months later, the nightmares won’t stop. Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move on. But guilt isn’t the only thing getting in Simon’s way.

When unexplained earthquakes hit the small town of Twelve Acres, and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive. Employing the twisted, dynamic magic of a legendary witch known as Bartholomew the Dark, Archard plans to exact his revenge and take control of the Powers of the Earth on the night of the black moon, a rare lunar event infamous for Dark magic.

As the Light Covenant fumbles to defend against Archard’s sadistic intentions, Simon’s magic grows inexplicably more powerful, even dangerous. Willa throws all her efforts into solving the mystery of Simon’s transformation, but when the events of the past storm into the present, the couple’s future changes forever.

 

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Cover Reveal: Mojave Green

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Mojave Green is the sequel to Pitch Green, a YA horror. I haven’t had the privilege of reading Mojave Green yet, but I’m so excited to see the cover! This book is highly anticipated and will, no doubt, be even better than Pitch Green.

 

MOJAVE GREEN

 

Camm and Cal thought they had killed the unearthly creature that preyed upon the people in their isolated mining town deep in the Mojave Desert. Off at college, they feel safe, until they hear news that Trona’s children are still disappearing. Caught in that nightmare since childhood, Camm feels responsible for the town’s children. As her life-long best friend, Cal feels responsible for Camm. With unsuspecting friends in tow, they return to warn the town’s innocent people, but things have changed.

 

Death comes in a new form. The dimensional balance is altered. Crossovers multiply. The situation spirals out of control, and Cal is pulled into another world where his chances of survival are slim. Without Cal, Camm seeks help where she can, even from the dead. Soon, she is on the run from relentless federal agents, who are hiding secrets and pursuing their own agenda. The mysterious depths of the Searles Mansion may yet contain a key to stopping alien predators, if it is not already too late.

THE BROTHERS WASHBURN

AUTHORS’ COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHY

 

A. L. Washburn and B. W. Washburn are licensed lawyers and full time writers, residing in Colorado and southern Utah. They grew up in a large family in Trona, California, a small mining community not far from Death Valley, and spent many happy days in their youth roaming the wastelands of the Mojave Desert. After living in Argentina at different times, each came back to finish school and start separate careers. Living thousands of miles apart, they worked in different areas of the law, while raising their own large families.

Each has authored legal materials and professional articles, but after years of wandering in the wastelands of the law, their lifelong love of fiction, especially fantasy, science fiction and horror, brought them back together to write a new young adult horror series, beginning with Pitch Green and Mojave Green. They have found there yet remain many untold wonders to be discovered in the unbounded realms of the imagination, especially as those realms unfold in the perilous wastelands of the Dimensions in Death.

 

 

 

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