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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



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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“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



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


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.


He wants her last race to be to him.

She’s Racing.

He’s Waiting.

Two Hearts Collide in this opposites attract romance.


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.


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.

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Book Blitz: ‘Choose to Rise: The Victory Within’ by M. N. Mekaelian

Author: M. N. Mekaelian

Genre: Historical Fiction


Choose to Rise is a heart-pounding historical fiction novel set in the crumbling years of the Ottoman Empire. It follows two teenage brothers who must fight for survival as the Ottoman Turkish government begins the systematic execution of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. Choose to Rise begins in 1971, when Vartan Hagopian, a professor, has a stroke. With the family around Vartan, now comatose in the hospital bed, the doctor mentions a name Vartan called out prior to the attack—Nadia. The mention of her name prompts Armen, Vartan’s younger brother, to tell the haunting story of their youth. The gripping story then opens on the Hagopian family farm in 1913, two years before the Armenian Genocide. The sultan has been overthrown and a new government, the Young Turks, has taken control. They rule with a heavy hand, overtaxing and subjugating the Armenians who just want equal rights. Then, as World War One breaks out in 1914, the situation changes, and conditions worsen. When 1915 approaches, the government’s plan for the Armenians then becomes quite clear, forcing Vartan and Armen to find the courage and inner strength necessary to overcome the inhumanity that surrounds them.

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What People are saying:

“The most impressive aspect of Mekaelian’s historical tale is how it weaves together so many aspects of Armenian oppression into one family’s story without seeming implausible… A tragic and beautiful story that manages to retain a wise and hopeful tone.” –Kirkus Reviews

Choose to Rise: The Victory Within is an incredible story about a nearly forgotten moment in the history of the Ottoman Empire, Armenia, and the world. –Portland Book Review

About the Author:

M. N. Mekaelian is a teacher. His heart-pounding historical fiction novel “Choose to Rise: The Victory Within” follows two brothers during the crumbling years of the Ottoman Empire as the government begins the systematic execution of 1.5 million Armenians.

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Book Blitz: ‘Two Hundred Very Short Stories’ by Helen Keeling-Marston

Author: Helen Keeling-Marston

Genre: Short Stories, Fiction


Two Hundred Very Short Stories is a collection of stories each so short that the reader can start … and finish … a whole one in one night – some even in a minute!Recognising that many people don’t have enough time for regular reading – and thus can easily lose the thread of a novel – Helen Keeling-Marston set about writing a collection of short stories.

Two Hundred Very Short Stories – Helen’s first book – features an eclectic mix of short stories and flash fiction: flash fiction being works of extreme brevity.

Similar to a musical mix tape, the collection of stories aims to elicit a range of different emotions from the reader: joy, sadness, amusement, befuddlement, intrigue and fear.

Be warned, however, that you’ll need to have your wits about you when reading this book, as Two Hundred Very Short Stories isn’t always a passive experience!


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About the Author:

Helen Keeling-Marston was born in Staffordshire, England, in 1980. After studying for a maths degree at the University of Bath, she moved to Hampshire and began a career as an analyst.

In addition to Helen’s number crunching, she has set up, and runs, a UK sports charity, she writes articles for women’s sports magazines and she dabbles in classical composing and creative writing.

Helen lives near the South Downs with her husband and their lazy cat (cats being a lot easier to look after than children) and she and her husband often spend their weekends mountain biking in the Downs.

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Twitter: @helenkeeling

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Book Blitz: ‘I Have a Friend on Jupiter’ by Celine Rose Mariotti

Author: Celine Rose Mariotti

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Carlos and Indiana find a website that promises to find them pen pals from outer space. Imagine their surprise and excitement when they are paired with Mannie and Kossie, two children from Jupiter! The two pairs of pen pals are excited to learn about each other and their planets, and are even more excited to learn they may be able to visit! Will the other Earthlings be as open to a visit from aliens from Jupiter, though?

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Celine Rose Mariotti was born in Derby, CT and has lived in Shelton, CT all her life. Since a child, she always liked to write. Celine’s first book was “Olivia MacAllister, Who Are You?” Her latest book is “Minister’s Shoes”. Celine loves to write mysteries and science fiction stories.

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