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Series Blitz: ‘The Watchers Series’ by Ellison Blackburn

 

Book Titles: If There Be Giants / Second Son

The Watchers Series

Author:  Ellison Blackburn

Genre: Fantasy / Mythology

Ellison Blackburn is the author of several mindful science-fiction/fantasy novels including Flash Back, Second Nature, and If There Be Giants.

Despite earning degrees in both Biology and English Literature, her career for many years was in a completely unrelated field (web design and development). It was not until she had authored her first science-fiction book that her education and work background mingled sensibly. In addition to storytelling and scribbling poetry, Ellison enjoys abstract painting, international travel, watching foreign films, and reading novels.

 

If There Be Giants

About the Book

Buried treasure or a curse unearthed?

Archeologist, Dr. Mallory Jacks has uncovered an anomaly, a strange creature amidst familiar surroundings. The discovery could change the world’s perspective of anthropology and science, as well as shake the religious faith of millions. However, the latter is beside the scientific point.

The newly found artifacts do not fit neatly or logically into the timeline of events comprising the history of life on planet. Unfortunately, this could be just the cusp of the problem; who knows what else might be unveiled as the project continues.

The situation evolves more perplexingly as one of Mallory’s student helpers, Grey McKnight, becomes enmeshed in the mystery; especially, as she and Grey’s relationship progresses beyond that of mentor and student. With each passing day, the upheaval surrounding the findings threatens to shatter their lives into countless surreal pieces.

Learn more and read excerpts: www.EllisonBlackburn.com/If-There-Be-Giants

 

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Second Son

About the Book

Raven or dove—birds of a feather flock together.

Every person alive was affected by the relics found amongst the ruins of the Gwellen stone circle. However, as though a trendy topic gone viral for a short time, except for a tabloid headline or two, the world continued to spin very scientifically on its axis. Even Dr. Mallory Jacks remained skeptical, despite all she had witnessed, regardless that she had been specially warned.

Two years after that astonishing moment of first discovery, the artifacts still defied rational explanation. It was likely the true impact of the finds would rumble through the halls of laboratories, universities, museums, and pews for ages to come; granting human life on the planet still exists.

For beyond the boundaries of terra firma and people’s limited senses, unseen forces have kept vigil since the dawn of civilization. And, when Grey returns to Cornwall and Mallory a changed man—with another fantastic story to tell—their love will be tested, and humanity along with its mortality will be judged one last time. The time of the Watcher has arrived.

Learn more and read excerpts: www.EllisonBlackburn.com/Second-Son

 

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About the Author

 

Ellison Blackburn grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but home has been many other places too—where ever she happens to live for a prolonged time—be it the West Coast or the Midwest.

The daughter of a former, histologist father and nurse mother, as well as a sister of scientifically-minded siblings, Ellison earned a degree in Biology—as it seemed a matter of natural, familial course. Being equally right and left brained, she later received another credential in English Literature, however, she mostly worked in the fields of internet development and graphic design before and after earning each degree. Read more about her unusual road to self-discovery and how it inspired her to become a storyteller too.

Now, her creative inklings as well as other aspects of publishing are her professional focus, although being an ‘inkling’ is more a way of life than it just being a career. As an Indie Author, Ellison published her first novel, Flash Back (previously titledRegeneration X) in early 2015. See the current list of her published works.

On the surface, Ellison lives the life of an ordinary human being, adapting day-to-day, moment-by-moment, to an ever changing, sometimes right here. By joining this readers group you will receive exclusive freebies and extras, specials and pre-release announcements, as well as the most recent news in Ellison’s monthly newsletter.

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Author Spotlight Book Blitz: Lisa Stewart

Book Titles: Soup is the New Coffee /

Being Gil’s Sister / Knitting Haggis

Author: Lisa Stewart

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance / Humour

Release Date: 13th October 2017

 

Lisa Stewart writes books set in Edinburgh. She invites you to join her tram of irreverence: all aboard for house parties, friendship, soup, romance, lost property and aliens.

Soup is the New Coffee

About the Book

Start with Verity’s bubbling award-winning venture Soup Bling.

Add Callie’s beginning to simmer Mad For Soup.

Attempt to stir in one very reluctant, wizarding soup vendor.

Brown-off a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered psychopathic neighbour.

Throw in one ninja Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator in matching tweed.

And there you have the perfect recipe for a mixed broth of rivalry, undercover surveillance, magic, romance and team building.

Warning: may contain nuts.

 

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Being Gil’s Sister

About the Book

My name is Sunny. I’ve grown up in the shadow of my exceptional brother and am often greeted with, ‘Gil’s sister? Well, why didn’t you say so?’ He is blessed with straight dark hair and brains. I inherited wild auburn locks and freckles that merge together when the clocks spring forward.

I failed to thrive in a number of jobs where my talents weren’t appreciated so set up my own business – Do Me A Favour. Hey – how hard can it be to host a cat’s birthday party or barbeque in a snowstorm?

While my enterprise is taking off, my perfect brother Gil seems to be unravelling faster than a spaghetti jumper. Throw in the fact that Mathew – my obsession since high school – is now back on the market after several careless owners, and you find me at a place in my life where being Gil’s sister is about as easy as ironing a wedding dress with a boiled egg.

I find myself chasing aliens, love and a runaway nun to get our lives back on track.

 

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Knitting Haggis

About the Book

Peggy’s world is very small. So small she can patrol her own border. Then two things happen to her simultaneously. She wins two point six million pounds in the national lottery the same week she is fired from the job she loves.

Sigrid Berger is sent to spend – sorry – manage Peggy’s winnings. Sigrid is gorgeous and she knows it, self-absorbed, high on champagne and low on patience.

Then there’s Mr Lithgow – extremely reliable at acquiring artefacts. At least he used to be. Until a box containing something of immense value, gripped in his hands for five hours, vanishes. Now he’s a bounty hunter under pressure on a wild box-chase around Edinburgh.

And the links in this chain? Kenny and Chantelle. Two ‘employees’ at the station where Peggy worked are jostled into the plot. Individually both of questionable intellect and moral compass. Together they form a team were they stranded on a desert island, they would set fire to the life raft in order to gain attention.

Knitting Haggis is a story about winning (everything that means something) and losing (something that means everything).

 

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About the Author

Lisa Stewart started life in leafy Bricket Wood. The village is home to the oldest naturist community in the UK where rumours of bike-riding naturists sparked great hilarity in junior school. Aged eight, she moved 410 miles to Scotland with her family (mum, dad, older brother, younger brother, younger sister, dog and guinea pig).

She attended Woodmill High School in Dunfermline – her favourite memories being of the hillwalking club, trips to the Edinburgh Fringe and school discos. She left school at five feet two, graduating from Queen Margaret University three years later and three inches taller.

Lisa has worked in NHS Lothian for many years – her best friends making a half-decent multidisciplinary team, although short of orthopaedic surgeons.

Lisa wrote her first novel ‘Soup Is The New Coffee’ in 2002, followed by ‘Being Gil’s Sister’ in 2004. Unsuccessful in getting a publishing deal – the rejection letters being used to stuff a king-size mattress – she turned her attention to non-fiction. She completed a Masters degree, also at Queen Margaret University, and published her assignments in professional journals.

A casual question from her mum, ‘What are you doing about your books?’ spurred her back to the word-processor. She re-wrote ‘Being Gil’s Sister’ and published it on Kindle Direct Publishing in 2012.

In 2014 she completed ‘Knitting Haggis’, followed in 2017 by a re-working of ‘Soup Is The New Coffee’.

Lisa likes to have fun with her novels and blogs. She enjoys creating characters whose stories are amusing and absurd. Her fourth book ‘Camp Conkers’ follows siblings Sunny and Gil (Being Gil’s Sister) in a summer holiday countryside caper. Their story bears no similarity to summer and even less to a holiday.

Lisa lives in Edinburgh with her husband and son, where a quiet evening can carry the screeching and squawking of wild animals. That would be the zoo, as opposed to the Stewarts fighting over the hair gel.

 

Connect with Lisa

Website: www.lisastewart.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LStewartBooks

Twitter: @LStewart_books

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Book Blitz: ‘The Blood Within the Stone’ by T.R. Thompson

Title: The Blood Within the Stone

Wraith Cycle Series Book 1

Author: T.R. Thompson

Genre: Dark Fantasy / Horror

 

Blurb:

A shadow is spreading across the land. Fear will be your downfall.When the Prefects of Redmondis discover that their quick minds and quicker fingers hide secret potential, young thieves Wilt and Higgs find themselves unwilling recruits. Wilt’s ability to sink into others’ thoughts, knowing what action they will take before they do, is both a prized and dangerous gift.

The Nine Sisters of Redmondis have sensed a growing threat, and search for the one who can control the power of the blood within the stone. But even their sinister plots are nothing compared to the force that controls them.

As Wilt and Higgs rally their newfound weapons, they discover that the threat to their lives, and their reality, is much greater than they realise.

 

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Excerpt:

“Daemi, isn’t it?”

Daemi increased her pace, so Wilt hurried along beside her. He wasn’t going to give up that easily.

“I was wondering if you could help me.”

“Do not speak to me.” Her voice was harsh and cold, her breath fogging out of the gap in her helm the only sign of humanity.

“Pete–the old man who healed me–he’s a guard too, isn’t he?”

Daemi swung around suddenly and shoved Wilt to the ground. She paused for a second to look down at him, and Wilt saw something new in her eyes. Fear perhaps, or regret. Daemi turned away quickly and resumed her march.

“I told you not to speak to me.”

Wilt lay in the dirt for a second, considering his predicament. She was faster than seemed possible in that armour. Maybe it wasn’t as heavy as it looked.

He pushed himself to his feet and skipped after her. “The reason I ask is, he’s missing a finger.”

Daemi spun again but this time Wilt was ready. He ducked the blow and grabbed her wrist as it sailed over his head, then stepped in and twisted her arm behind her. Before she could react, he slid her glove from her hand. Sure enough, her little finger was missing, and a fresh bandage covered the wound where it had been.

“Just as you seem to be missing one.”

“You dare!”

Wilt heard the raw anger in her voice and let go, stepping well clear. She spun to face him, the long knife already clasped in her other hand, pointing directly at his heart.

Wilt held up his hands in surrender, her glove still clasped in one of them. “Let’s not do anything either of us will regret later.”

Daemi was beyond reasoning with. She let out a scream of incoherent rage and charged at him. Wilt barely had time to spin clear.

“There’s no need for this. Here.” Wilt threw her glove back to her, making sure it sailed high enough to lift her eyes. Sure enough, he saw their green light follow the arc of the glove. As soon as they left him, he shot forwards and kicked the knife from her hand.

The blade spun away and landed in the dirt. Wilt felt quite pleased with himself, for all of a second or so. Daemi’s cry of rage turned into a grunt of effort as she dropped and spun, her back leg sweeping around to take Wilt’s legs out from under him. He flopped back onto the ground and the air exploded from his lungs. Before he could roll away Daemi was on top of him, her hands clasped tight around his throat.

Wilt gaped up at her and felt himself fade as her image blurred. There was no air left in him, and no

way to suck any more in. Bright stars burned through his vision.

No! He is reaching for me. I will not let him in, I must not let him in. I will kill him first.

Wilt saw himself lying prone, hands wrapped around his throat, his eyes grey and strange, all colour drained from them, yet still staring, peering into him, completely into him, taking him over. His hands loosened their grip.

Damn you! I will not let you take me!

But I do not want to take you. Just let go. Let me breathe. Like that.

Wilt saw his eyes begin to clear then slipped back into his own mind, the thick black rope that had linked their minds slithering away from her.

Wilt coughed and sat up, rubbing his throat. Her nails had drawn blood.

Daemi had rolled free and was on all fours, her body shaking. Something like a sob wrenched out of her.

“That will do I think”

About the Author: 

T.R. Thompson is an Australian speculative fiction author. He lives in Belgrave on the outskirts of Melbourne with his wife and two young sons.

When not writing or reading, he spends too much time gaming and taking long meandering walks through the forest that always seem to end up at a tavern.

Website – www.trthompson.com

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Book Blitz: ‘The Rhapsody Series’ by Selena Laurence

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Title: The Rhapsody Series Box Set

Author: Selena Laurence

Series: Rhapsody

Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance

Release Date: September 2, 2017

 

Blurb:

The complete Rhapsody rock star series, including three novels and one novella.

A LUSH RHAPSODY

Romeo…Meet Juliet.

She’s Everything That’s Lush.

He’s the Rhapsody She Can’t Resist.

It’s a Battle of the Bands.

And There Can Only Be One Winner.

RACING TO RHAPSODY

He wants her last race to be to him.

She’s Racing.

He’s Waiting.

Two Hearts Collide in this opposites attract romance.

DREAMING OF RHAPSODY

Love can make dreams come true.

Topher Leigh is not your average rock star.

Rachel Wilson has dreams of her own.

Watch these two gentle souls discover one another and prove to the world that love can make dreams come true.

ADDICTED TO RHAPSODY

Guilt is the hardest habit to kick.

He has a sex addiction.

She’s a widow at twenty-eight.

Can something that started all wrong end up right? Or will guilt be a habit they simply can’t kick?

 

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About Selena Laurence:

Selena Laurence is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves Putting the Heat in Happily Ever After. In 2014 she was awarded the Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the Year. In 2015 her rock star romance A Lush Betrayal was a finalist in three national contests. Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her kids, Mr. L, “Goldendoodle” and “Demon Cat.” When she’s not writing she can be found at soccer games and tennis matches, or one of her favorite coffee shops.

You can connect with her online at:

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Series Blitz: ‘Club X’ by K.M. Scott

 

Title: Club X Series
Author: K.M. Scott
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 2014 – 2016

Series Blurb

CLUB X—Come live out your fantasies!

Meet the gorgeous men of Club X…

Cassian March, the face of Club X, the most exclusive nightspot in Tampa. One of the most eligible men in town, he can have any woman he chooses—and he does as often as he likes. Beneath his cool facade lies a desire for something more, but will his new assistant Olivia have what it takes to fulfill his darkest fantasies?

Stefan March, the manager of Club X, loves the single life. Women are his playground, and this man lives to have fun. Committed to never settling down, he may have met his match in Shay, a bartender at Club X who seems immune to his charms. Stefan loves nothing more than a challenge, though, so let the games begin!

Kane Jackson, half-brother to Cassian and Stefan, he handles the members’ fantasies at Club X. Big, bad, and dangerous, his style is hard, like the life he’s led. But you know what they say—the bigger they are, the harder they fall and Kane might just fall for Abbi, the one woman able to get beyond his hard exterior to the heart he hides from the world.

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#1 TEMPTATION

Cassian March, the public face of Tampa’s most exclusive nightspot, Club X, has a great life. Women, sex, and money are his for the taking, and no man indulges his desires more. Life is short, and he plays hard. He lives by only one rule—never let a woman get close.

Olivia Lucas needs a job, and if that means working at a club that specializes in making members’ wildest fantasies come true, then that’s what she’ll do. A girl’s got to pay the rent, right? She never expected to fall for the gorgeous owner of Club X, though, but a man like him would never go for someone like her. Or would he?

#2 SURRENDER

Stefan March lives for a good time. Born into wealth, he sees everything in terms of what he can have, especially women. So far, life has denied him nothing and no one. When he meets his newest bartender, he instantly knows who his next conquest will be, but Shay’s not like the usual women he collects. To get her, he’ll have to be more than just the player he’s always been.

Shay Callahan is beautiful, determined, and intelligent. She’s got plans for her life, and they don’t include getting sidetracked by a man, and certainly not her wealthy player boss. Her job at Club X is for one thing—money to fund her education—but if she can make Stefan March see he’s not God’s gift to women, all the better. She never expects to find out there’s more to him than meets the eye.

As different as day and night, can these two see past who they think they are to find love?

#3 POSSESSION

Kane Jackson, the ruler of the fantasy section of Club X, has always been different from his brothers. The bastard son of Cassian March III, he grew up without the money and privilege Cassian and Stefan enjoyed from the March name, instead only knowing his father as the man who abandoned him and seeing himself as unloved and unwanted. He let love in once and like everything else in his life, all that came from it was pain. His heart hidden behind the walls he’s built since then, Kane is now just the dark figure who rules over the fantasies of others but has none himself.

Abbi Linde can’t seem to get a break. Too many bad men and bad choices have left her bruised and broken, but the opportunity to dance at Club X could change everything. For the first time, she might be able to make a life for herself and find the happiness she longs for. After what feels like a lifetime of heartbreak, Abbi still believes one day her dreams will come true and she’ll find the love that’s eluded her.

Even the darkest heart craves the light, but will the darkness be too much for love to overcome with these two souls?

#4 SATISFACTION

Cassian March finally found a reason to give up his player ways. Crazy in love, he and Olivia are ready to take the next step and make it official, but just when life is perfect is exactly when everything can slip away.

Stefan March has lived in the shadow of his two older brothers for too long. With Shay, he sees a chance to finally be the man nobody thinks he can be. But old family wounds have a way of opening up, and sometimes love may not be enough to heal them.

Kane Jackson knows a good man would be by Abbi’s side as she prepares to give birth to their child, but he’s not a good man. Or at least that’s what he thinks. Willing to do anything to protect her, he hides himself away so he can’t hurt her. Abbi still believes in him, but will her love be able to overcome years of him being told he’s only meant to hurt?

The three brothers of Club X have all that money can buy, but will they find the happiness each of them wants more than anything else in the world?

#5 ACCEPTANCE

Life after Club X has been good for the three brothers who used to run Tampa’s most exclusive fantasy club. Cassian and Kane run one of the city’s up and coming restaurants, CK, and Stefan has his own successful bar in the old Club X building.

Two marriages, three kids, and three happy couples make up one big happy family.

But there’s another son of Cassian March III out there, another illegitimate child who never knew his father. The three brothers don’t agree that they should find him, and even more importantly, what they don’t know about Sebastian could risk everything they cherish so dearly.

 

Author Bio
K.M. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading a book, watching tv or movies, or cooking a new dish for family and friends.
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