Hildie At The Ghost Shore {SPOTLIGHT}

 

 

Hildie At The Ghost Shore
by Paula Cappa
Published August 23rd 2013 by Smashwords
Genres: Supernatural, Fantasy, Young Adult

 

 

 

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We are in Old Belgium. Hildie the lace maker, mistress of Runecraft, knows the secret spells of the runes from the wind-god Odin. When a mysterious old sailor visits her attic workroom, he requests a reading. Hildie agrees. During the casting of the runes, Hildie conjures the Ship of the Dead, Loki the trickster, and flame-eyed ravens. Who will survive this adventure in a land beyond the ghost shore?

Hildie at the Ghost Shore is a quiet little mystery with a dash of Norse mythology evoking the magic of the Runes. This story was originally published at Fiction365.

Also included in this ebook is the flash fiction Abasteron House, a short-short story that is the prequel to the novel Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural (Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, 2015). 

 

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I was gifted a copy of this short story by the author in exchange for an honest review. I made no guarantee of a favorable review.

This short story was a deeply, powerful and meaningful story of the human heart and the capacity of the love it holds told via the use of Norse mythology. It was well written and I certainly did not see what was coming. I love a story that makes me cry upon revealing its most intimate secret. This is truly a must read.

 

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Paula Cappa is an award-winning novelist and short story author. The Dazzling Darkness received the Gothic Readers Book Club Award for Outstanding Fiction and achieved Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Award for supernatural fiction. She is the author of Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural (Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, 2015). Both novels are published by Crispin Books. Her short fiction has appeared in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Whistling Shade Literary Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sirens Call Ezine, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, Twilight Times Ezine, and in anthologies Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, and Human Writes Literary Journal. Cappa’s writing career began as a freelance journalist for newspapers in New York and Connecticut. She is a freelance copy editor and writes a weekly blog, Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror.

 

 

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Burning Desire (Federal Agent Chronicles, Book 1)

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Saving people is FBI Agent Kaitlyn Rivers drug of choice. That’s not the only thing she loves about her job. The sexual tension is mounting between Kaitlyn and her alpha boss, Agent Joel Connor.

Assigned into an undercover operation to stop a serial child abductor with the pathetic Cole Sommers, Kaitlyn is silently thrilled when Cole is forced off the case and Joel steps in. Intense romance, steamy sex scenes, and a nail-gripping case that will attract fans of crime dramas and thrillers. This action-packed erotica is sure to leave you pleased three times over!

 

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Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
 
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.
 
Although BURNING DESIRE is her debut romantic erotica novel, it is not her first published book. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her other books here.
 
 
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Winter Wolf {REVIEW}

 

 

Winter Wolf (A New Dawn Novel Book 1)
by Rachel M Raithby
Published: November 29th 2014 
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

 

 

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Katalina Winter has been living for eighteen years with a secret hidden inside of her, a secret not even she knew. With this secret comes consequences, expectations, ones she’s not willing to fulfill; she’ll give her heart to whomever she wishes, even if he is a Dark Shadow wolf…

Katalina must navigate her way through a world at war, where the alpha is law and only the strong survive. True love is powerful, but some people will go to any lengths to destroy it. 

 

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I was completely blown away by this book.

Katalina is celebrating her birthday with her parents when the unthinkable happens and her life as she has known it quickly changes when she learns that she is a shifter and that there are others who want her dead.  Cage believes that Katalina is his future mate but Bass complicates things as he is from a different pack.

Ms. Raithby's writing pulls you in from the very beginning with a well written story line and well developed, strong characters. You will find yourself turning each page wanting to see what happens next. I look forward with much anticipation to the second book.

 

 

 

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AUTHOR OF THE BEST SELLING PARANORMAL, The Deadwood Hunter Series, and BEST SELLING TEEN/PARANORMAL Novel, Winter Wolf.

Rachel M Raithby embarked on her writing career in 2013 and hasn't looked back. She's a Brit living in a quiet town in Queensland, Australia, having left the UK in 2008. She's draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, and also from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies.

Rachel can often be found hiding out with a good book, or tapping away, creating more fast, paced, thrilling stories, were love always conquers all.

 

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Banish {Soul Retrievers}

 
 
 
Banish (Soul Retrievers)
by Nicola Marsh
Release Date: 05/26/15
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Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?
 
 


 

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I screwed up my nose and reluctantly flipped open the screen. “Ronan sends me music clips he makes.” My finger hovered over the play button. “Tonight he said he’d composed a song just for me. It’s amazing.”

“But?”

“At the end of the song, the camera panned into another room and that’s when I saw...”

My voice trembled and Angie’s lips thinned. “Show me.”

I hit play and braced.

The haunting melody embraced me, so familiar now I’d heard it repeated so many times over the last ten minutes. As the final notes faded, I stared at the screen, wanting to look away but unable to. Would Angie see it? Would she convince me I wasn’t going crazy?

I waited. Five long, excruciating seconds.

And nothing.

The screen went black.

I couldn’t look at Angie, my disappointment acute.

She jabbed a finger at the keyboard. “Play it again.”

Wanting to hug her, I hit the button. Another eight times.

All the while hoping the gruesome scene was on some weird cyclical repeat.

Nada.

No girl, no body, no blood.

No freaking idea what the hell was going on with me.

 
 
 
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USA TODAY bestselling author and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 54 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.
Her YA urban fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the 2014 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Young Adult novel.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
 
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!

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Zombies are on the loose in New Orleans and of all the End of the World scenarios, Alexis Winter wasn’t prepared for this one. But, an apocalypse is an apocalypse and she should have this covered. She has been “prepping” for the last three years. The problem is location and timing. She’s stuck downtown and she has to get to her house on the outskirts of the city so she can get her supplies and bug-in (for the “non-preppers” this means hole up and stay safe).

Agreeing to work on a Saturday is now coming back to bite her on the ass big time. Hopefully, it won’t be a literal bite by the walking dead.

Luck favors the prepared, and as luck would have it, it comes in the form of the ridiculously hot Blake Miller. Former military man, current mercenary, Blake Miller, the man with the plan, his goal: steal a boat and trek up the Mississippi until they find safety. Alexis thinks this is a great plan and she decides to team up with Blake. The two team up in unexpected ways as they find they can’t keep their hands off of each other even when the world is falling down around them.

Can Alexis and Blake survive the end of the world, and if they do make it through the night, find a place that is safe and secure? Can their newfound attraction lead them down the road to love or heartbreak?

Zombies, sex, romance and carnage…you can’t get any better than this.

 

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Gillian Zane has been writing fiction stories since she was first able to put pen to paper. She has published a few non-fiction books in her field of study, which is Art, but finally, after all, these years her first fiction novella is being released. Gillian is obsessed with anything that gives her a thrill and feels adding romance to any storyline is a good thing. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. She lives with her husband, too many animals in a little house that has way too many books.

 

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