Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chosen by Kristen Day RELEASE DAY BLITZ

Chosen (Daughters of the Sea #3) by Kristen Day
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The essence of who w e are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in t he end, Time and Tide wait for no one.
After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination w ill be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Des tiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may in deed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.
Haven't started the Daughters of the Sea series yet? Start it off with Forsaken!

Forsaken

Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you...
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hanna h...or the strange events that plague her
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that w ill challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Fin n, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

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About Kristen Day

 
Kristen

I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Immortal at the Edge of the World - Blog Tour Guest Post







You have publishing experience beyond TWCS, can you tell us a little bit about your varied experiences and perhaps highlight some things that you've learned along the way? 500 - 900 words

Im pretty sure about ¾ of my writing career is a cautionary tale, and the other ¼ is proof I was born too early. 

For most of my life these things were true:

Publishing = write a book, spend months-to-years finding an agent, wait months-to-years for that agent to sell the book to a publisher.  Now you are published yay.

Indie publishing = write a book that satisfies very narrow niche guidelines, possibly still spend months-to-years getting an agent, wait month-to-years for an indie publisher to pick up the book, learn how to be disappointed when the book is not distributed nationally and/or is only marketed to a small sub-group of buyers.  Now you are published, meh.

Self publishing = write a book, pay money to print copies, try and sell copies from the trunk of your car, lose all your friends.  Now you are published, but not really.

E-publishing = Do you mean, like, a website?  No?  Not sure what youre talking about.

My first experience with publishing involved non-fiction.  I put together a bunch of humor columns Id written for AOL back when writing things for AOL was something people did, sent a packet of them to a few indie publishers I found in The Writers Market (Im going to assume most of you have no idea what either The Writers Market or AOL are) and got a modest deal with a small market publisher.  I didnt bother to try and go with an agent + large publisher because humor wasntand isnta big seller.

Anyway.  The book was called Beating Up Daddy, and it didnt take the world by storm.  My next publishing effort was a parody of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, which I self-published meaning I went to iUniverse and published it through them, back when it was possible to do that without spending a ridiculous amount of money.  Note that self-publishing back thenthis was in 2001meant print copies only.  It also failed to take the world by storm.

Then came the agented years.  I had one agent tasked with selling a novel called Charlatan.  (Its never been published, but I did turn it into an award-winning screenplay.)  The memorable aspect of that arrangement was not that he failed to sell the novel, its that when I sent him a copy of Beating Up Daddy to see if he could find a use for ithe was in Hollywoodhe listed the copy for sale on Amazon signed by author, unread, good as new.

My second agent was tasked with selling Immortal.  He was much better than the first, but the results were the same.  I was learning, though, because this time instead of spending the two years it took him to not sell my book waiting for him to sell my book, I continued writing.  I wrote Hellenic Immortal (in case Immortal sold) and Fixer (in case it didnt) in that period.

That takes us to 2006.  By March of that year I had no agenthe passed on Fixer using the argument that it was too similar to Immortal which didnt sell”—and three novels, so of course that was a perfect time to try out screenwriting.

It wasnt until 2011 that Immortal found a home with its current publisher, TWCS.  To get there, I had to first submit it to a publisher that looked legitimate but turned out to be a scam, force my way out of that contract when the company went bankrupt and got suedbecause, again: scamso it could be published by a brand-new company founded by one of its editors, and then ask out of that contract as well when I found my current publisher.

I met TWCS at a book convention, actually.  It was 2011 and I was trying to move copies of Immortal, which has by then been out since 2010.  A couple of the publishers repsthis was before Fifty Shades took offpicked up copies and liked it enough that when I said (on Twitter) I was looking for a new publisher for Hellenic Immortal they jumped right in.  Ive been with them since.

So Ive seen plenty: the early days of self-publishing, the dark underside of indie publishing and the sunny upside of same, the unpleasant reality of big publishing (Ive written a lot about them for the Huffington Post) and the trouble with agents. 

Its been fun.













   Immortal at the Edge of the World
Book 3 of the Immortal Series
by Gene Doucette
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Release Date: October 2 , 2014

Genre: FICTION/Fantasy/General & Fantasy/Contemporary
ISBN e-book:   978-1-61213-276-1

Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


~~SUMMARY~~
Immortal-Edge-of-World-3D-Bookstack“What I was currently doing with my time and money . . . didn’t really deserve anyone else’s attention. If I was feeling romantic about it, I’d call it a quest, but all I was really doing was trying to answer a question I’d been ignoring for a thousand years.” In his very long life, Adam had encountered only one person who seemed to share his longevity: the mysterious red-haired woman. She appeared throughout history, usually from a distance, nearly always vanishing before he could speak to her. In his last encounter, she actually did vanish—into thin air, right in front of him. The question was how did she do it? To answer, Adam will have to complete a quest he gave up on a thousand years earlier, for an object that may no longer exist. If he can find it, he might be able to do what the red-haired woman did, and if he can do that, maybe he can find her again and ask her who she is . . . and why she seems to hate him. “You are being watched. Move your loved ones to safety . . . trust nobody.” But Adam isn’t the only one who wants the red-haired woman. There are other forces at work, and after a warning from one of the few men he trusts, Adam realizes how much danger everyone is in. To save his friends and finish his quest he may be forced to bankrupt himself, call in every favor he can, and ultimately trade the one thing he’d never been able to give up before: his life. From the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal comes Immortal at the Edge of the World, the breathtaking conclusion to the best-selling trilogy. Will Adam survive?




~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
gdoucette Gene Doucette is the acclaimed author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal, the sci-fi thriller Fixer, and (as G Doucette) the erotic horror thriller Sapphire Blue.  He is also the author of multiple short stories-- including The Immortal Chronicles series-- is a prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, and a published humorist and essayist.  He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and two children.



                          





 
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Praise for Immortal at the Edge of the World
"Brilliant end to the trilogy, with much twistiness involved in tying up all the plotlines. Lots of humour and typical Adam-ness - but no spoilers from me. You'll just have to read it for yourself. I think this might be my favourite of the series.+  - Andrea Goodreads Review

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cover reveal for Camryn Cross series by Brina Courtney

CAMRYN CROSS series

COVER REVEAL

RELEASE DATES: October 20th, November 10th, November 24th

Camryn Cross is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.
The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.
Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

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Camryn Cross is not human. But her best friend Kiley is.
They’re stuck, they can’t leave Silverlake without possibly being killed. Or Kiley could become one of the Sick. She could die. But Silverlake isn’t safe for her either. The Cured don’t want her there. The sickness could use her to mutate the virus again.
She could kill them all.
Camryn could be the key to saving them.

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Camryn Cross is not human. But she will fight to protect those who are.
Kiley is her best friend. And now there’s Finn. Finn with his blue eyes, and his long eyelashes. Finn makes Camryn’s heart stop. She has to decide to not stop for him though. The Sick are coming and if they get inside the walls of Silverlake war will be inevitable.
Death is everywhere.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs. You can find her on her website, http://brinacourtney.blogspot.com/ or on Twitter, @brinacourtney.