{New Release w/Giveaway} Waking the Dead by D.B. Sieders @DBSieders @bookunleashed

The road to hell begins
when the reaper darkens her door.
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WAKING THE DEAD
D.B. SIEDERS
Series: Soul Broker # 1
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Suspense
Publisher: City Owl Press
Publication Date: March 28, 2017
The road to hell begins when the reaper darkens her door.
A chance encounter with a dying stranger opens an empathic connection between down-on-her-luck caregiver Vivian Bedford and the world of spirits. Lazarus Darkmore, a grim reaper in a charming and seductive package, seeks to recruit her as a soul broker. Guardian spirit Ezra and his new apprentice Zeke offer protection from the reaper--so long as she works on their side of afterlife management. But these guardians are no angels, and their methods leave Vivian fearing the price of their protection.
Her ability to channel conscious energy from the living, something no guardian or reaper can do, could be a game changer. If she can control it, she can use this power as leverage. And she needs a bargaining chip, especially when she discovers that incapacitated living mortals can supply energy for the spirit realm, making her disabled sister Mae a prime target for guardian and reaper alike.
Can she move from pawn to major player in order to save Mae, and herself, from a horrific fate beyond the simple and fleeting terrors of death?
I loved this story ... it was well written and there were plenty of twists and turns in the story to keep your interest.
- Mandy Parmenter, Goodreads Reviewer
Southern story telling around the campfire, at its level best.
- Jeff Lee, Goodreads Reviewer

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About D.B. Sieders

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I was born and raised in East Tennessee and spent my childhood hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, wading barefoot in creeks, chasing salamanders, fish, and frogs. We loved to tell stories while sitting around the campfire.
Those days of frog chasing sparked my interest in biology. I am a working scientist by day, but I never lost my love of telling stories.
I write contemporary fantasy, fantasy romance, and contemporary romance. My stories feature unlikely heroes and heroines who face a healthy dose of angst as they strive for redemption and a happily ever after, which everyone deserves. I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, two children, three cats, and my very active imagination.
 
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{Book Blitz w/Giveaway} The Stuff of Legend by Greta van der Rol @GretavdR @bookunleashed

They say opposites attract -
if they can manage to stay alive
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THE STUFF OF LEGEND
GRETA VAN DER ROL
Series: Ptorix Empire # 5
Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera
Publisher: Pronoun
Publication Date: January 25, 2017
When history professor Olivia Jhutta receives a distress call from her parents, she sets out into space with their business partner, her grandmother and injured Confederacy Admiral Jak Prentiss to find them. But she’s not the only one interested in the Jhutta’s whereabouts. The Helicronians believe Olivia’s parents have found an ancient weapon which they can use to wage war on the Confederacy.
Jak goes on the trip to fill in time while he’s on enforced leave, helping Olivia follow cryptic clues in what he considers an interplanetary wild goose chase in search of a fairy story. But as the journey progresses and legend begins to merge with unsettling fact, Olivia and Jak must resolve their differences and work together if they are to survive. The two are poles apart… but it’s said opposites attract. If they can manage to stay alive.
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The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
Series: Ptorix Empire # 1
Inter-species war looms. In a race against time, ex-admiral Saahren must convince Allysha to set aside her conflicted emotions about him to help him prevent the coming conflagration. And perhaps while he’s doing that, he’ll win back the only woman he’s ever loved.
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Hi, I’m Greta van der Rol. I'm a writer, photographer, animal lover, and space nut. Most of my books are space opera with a dollop of romance - but I've written two paranormal novels featuring weretigers, and one historical fiction.
I live with my husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia. When I’m not writing I take photographs of nature and animals, and now and then I do some cooking.
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{Tour w/ Character Bios & Giveaway} Blood Phase (Book 2 of the G.O.D.s series) by Kirsten Campbell.

 

 

 

Blood Phase Series: Book 2 of The G.O.D.s Series Author: Kirsten Campbell Publisher: Kirsten Campbell Length: Novel

November 12, 2052: Earth has lost two-thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives have been lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors are clumped into factions. Two of those factions—the Brotherhood and the Guild Faction—have battled over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children…

Griffin Storm, an albino man kidnapped and dragged into the Brotherhood, has transformed into a G.O.D., a Genetically enhanced Omni-dimensional being. Two weeks in the brig, and Griffin’s released after it’s determined that he’s learned to control most of his god-like abilities. His abilities have grown almost as much as his love for Tassta Vinetti and his unfortunate blood lust. His bond with Tassta’s twin brother, Penn, has grown as well and is cemented in secrets. Soon after his release, Griffin’s told that Guild agents and the notorious Trips (super-agents of the Guild) are in the Underground. He must now test his abilities to save the abandoned children that live there. Will Griffin rescue the children of the Underground from a tragic end? Will Tassta and Griffin’s love survive such turmoil? Can a G.O.D. forgive himself when death and destruction follow his every move? Read Blood Phase, the gripping second book in the G.O.D.s Series!   

 

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Character Bio for Griffin Storm

Blood Master – Book 1 of the G.O.D.s Series

By Kirsten Campbell


Name: Griffin Storm

Gender: Male

Age: 39/ 18 (He was placed into E-Gels at 18 for 21 yrs. Whatever age you’re put in is the age  

                     you are when you are taken out.)

Birthdate: 12/21/2012 (Apocalyptic date?)

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 5 ft. 10 in

Weight: 180 pounds of muscle.

Race: Albino Caucasian/ Transforms into a G.O.D. (Genetically enhanced Omni-Dimensional).

Skin Color: Pale alabaster/ Once transformed- color is marble white and glows.

Eye-color: Ice Blue

Hair Color: Palest blonde/ Once transformed – Glowing white with light blue static charges.

Hobbies: Plays the guitar and harmonica. Reads. Draws. Writes poetry.

Education: Basic education to grade twelve. In this Dystopian society, there are no colleges.

Family: Unknown, though it is revealed that his father is a G.O.D. named Dinn Russ Jarrin of alien

      background.

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. In love with Tassta Vinetti.

Marital Status: Has a girlfriend/ Tassta.

Occupation: Runner for Underground Atlanta abandoned children. Becomes a Guardian.

Life Goal: To learn to control his immense abilities so he can rid the world of the Guild Faction.

Enemy: Guild Faction agents and the super agents—Trips. His main enemy is called Zade.

 

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November 12, 2052:

 

Earth has lost two thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives were lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors are clumped into factions. Two of the factions, the Brotherhood and the Guild Faction have fought over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children…

 

Griffin Storm is hiding out in Underground Atlanta. He’s an albino man that can manipulate glass and crystal, and he uses his special abilities to raid warehouses and old buildings for food and supplies for the abandoned children that live underground. During a raid, he meets Tassta Vinetti, a resident of the Brotherhood fortress. He is taken to the fortress and chaos ensues as Tassta, her twin brother Penn, and her uncle, try to keep their new visitor and his untold powers a secret.

Griffin is the only survivor of the Guild’s deadly experiments and they hunt for him because his survival will have dynamic consequences on the world. The Guild believes that Griffin will transform into a G.O.D., a genetically enhanced Omni-dimensional being with limitless abilities. Will Griffin transform into a G.O.D.? Will he save the children of the Underground from their tragic life? Only time will tell…

 

Tassta Vinetti’s Character Bio

The G.O.D.s Series (Blood Master & Blood Phase)


Name: Tassta Vinetti

Gender: Female

Age: 18

Birth date: 08/13/2034

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 5 ft. 3 in

Weight: 125 pounds of muscle.

Race: African American/East Indian mix

Skin Color: Caramel - brown

Eye-color: Hazel brown

Hair Color: Darkest brown/black

Hobbies: Martial Arts and blade maneuvers. She’s also a Librarian that reads and draws. She loves children and babysits the fortress kids.

Education: Basic education to grade twelve. (In this Dystopian society, there are no colleges.)

Family: Mother died when she was ten. Father died in the Great war. She was brought to the fortress by her uncle, Lerin Sanctobous, the Regulator of the Brotherhood Fortress.  

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. In love with Griffin Storm.

Marital Status: Has a boyfriend/ Griffin. She has had several boyfriends and has a stalker.

Occupation: Medical Assistant/Librarian/Baby-sitter/Aspiring fortress Guardian.

Life Goal: To become a Guardian at the Brotherhood fortress and help Griffin with his mission to get the children of the Underground to safety and create a safe-haven for the children once they get to the fortress.

Enemy: The Guild

 

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November 12, 2052: Earth has lost two thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives were lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors are clumped into factions. Two of the factions, the Brotherhood and the Guild Faction have fought over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children…

 

Tassta Vinetti lives at the Brotherhood fortress. She’s the librarian/medical assistant, yet she finds time to practice blade maneuvers and martial arts with hope that one day she can become a full-fledged Guardian of the fortress. Of course, her twin brother Penn, gets in the way of her Guardian endeavors, but she has faith that she will prove herself in the end. She’s a powerful young African-American woman with telepathy and a passion for life, and she’s on a mission to open an orphanage for the abandoned children from Underground Atlanta when Griffin finally brings them to the fortress.

 

 

 

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Title: Blood Master Series: Book 1 of the G.O.D.s series Author: Kirsten Campbell Publisher: Kirsten Campbell Length: Novel

It’s 2052 and Earth has lost two thirds of its population to the Great War. Many more lives were lost to earthquakes, the Clover Virus, and the Death Plague. Years later, survivors were clumped into factions. Two of the factions, the Guild and the Brotherhood, have fought over medical supplies and food for years. The fight is coming to a head as manpower dwindles and the struggle becomes one to gain numbers, even if said numbers are children… Griffin Storm is hiding out in Underground Atlanta. He’s an albino man that can manipulate glass and crystal, and he uses his special abilities to raid warehouses and old buildings for food and supplies for the abandoned children that live underground. During a raid, he meets Tassta Vinetti, a resident of the Brotherhood fortress. He is taken to the fortress and chaos ensues as Tassta, her twin brother Penn, and her uncle, try to keep their new visitor and his untold powers a secret. Griffin is the only survivor of the Guild’s deadly experiments and they hunt for him because his survival will have dynamic consequences on the world. The Guild believes that Griffin will transform into a G.O.D., a genetically enhanced Omni-dimensional being with limitless abilities. Will Griffin transform into a G.O.D.? Will he save the children of the Underground from their tragic life? Only time will tell…

 

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Kirsten Campbell is the author of Blood Master - Book 1 of the G.O.D.s Series and of several short stories and poems that have been published in Bewildering Stories, Ascent Magazine, Beauty Talk, The Fairfield Review, Poets-Artists & Madmen, Interracial Voice, Sagazine Online, The Write Gallery, The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, COBRA, The CoffeehousePress Journal and several other magazines. Kirsten was abandoned by her Jamaican father and German mother at six-years-old and she somehow survived a very devastating childhood. She found strength and courage through reading and writing and she graduated from school, got married and raised four wonderful children. She also cared for several children that were abandoned by their parents and/or by society, (a few were literally left on her doorstep.) She fed and clothed them and sent them to school and taught them to be upstanding, decent members of society.

 

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{Release Blitz w/ Giveaway} The Mortal Falls by Anna Durand @TheAnnaDurand @bookunleashed

From Award-Winning, Bestselling Author
Anna Durand
A spunky girl. A sexy sylph.
The fate of two worlds rests in their hands.
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THE MORTAL FALLS
ANNA DURAND
Series: Undercover Elementals, Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Jacobsville Books
Publication Date: March 24, 2017
A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic...
Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else.
An immortal sylph enslaved by magic...
Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they'll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most—redemption.
When two worlds collide...
The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.

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Anna Durand is an award-winning, bestselling author of sizzling romances, including the Hot Scots series. She loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Making use of her master's in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you'll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.
 
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Title: A Way Back into Love
Author: Veronica Thatcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Notion Press
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Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
 
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she's in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home...to the man she left behind?
 
 
 
 
Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them.  She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!
 
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Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.
 
“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?”
 
Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”
 
Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”
 
Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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{Blog Tour w/ Guest Post & Giveaway} The Gaia Effect by Claire Buss

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The Gaia Effect Author: Claire Buss Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/ Post-Apocalyptic Tour Dates: 20th-24th of March Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

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In City 42 Corporation look after you from cradle to grave. They protect you from the radiation outside the wall. They control the food, the water, the technology and most important of all, the continuation of the human race. Kira and Jed Jenkins were lucky enough to win Collection but when their friends start falling pregnant naturally, everything changes. How long has Corporation been lying to them? Is it really toxic outside the wall? As the group comes to terms with the changes in their lives they discover there is a much more powerful and ancient force at work, trying to bridge the gap between man and nature.

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It's a bit like free running but better because you don't have to physically hurl yourself over obstacles. Just mentally so you can repress. It was also an exercise for one of the writing workshops I attended. We had five minutes to write with no thought or plan and to stop when we ran out of words or we hit time. I have since realised that free writing is how I do all my wordsmithing and is exactly how I wrote my novel. Yes, I really did have no idea what was going to happen. Seeing as I have been doing some of the best procrastination of my life lately, I thought I would use the free writing as my blog post and then feel inordinately pleased with myself for having blogged and written and attended a semi-social gathering with other, real life writers. Here it is.

 

I really should be writing. That is what I've been telling myself every single day for the past month. New Year - new beginnings and all that. I wrote a book last year. Yep. Me. A whole book. Words and everything. It has pace and drama and most crucially of all an ending. I'm not good with endings. They're too endy. I like to keep my options open. So back to my point. Writing. Daily. Because I want to be a writer. Or I am one already. I think. But when I get to that teeny tiny window in my toddler focused day and exhaustion has clouded my brain function I say oh not tonight. Tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'm better tomorrow. Tomorrow is a golden place of awesomeness where everything gets done.

 

If you want to write you must read. And so I push my tired eyeballs to try and make sense of the lines of regimented prose - at least half an hour before bed. I read last night. No idea what it was. Reading widely is supposed to improve my writerness. But when its a toss up between the two?? I've only read 22 books so far this year. I'm feeling the 100 book target breathing down my neck and it's only March. I've written nothing. Well. Not nothing. I wrote this.

 

There's a sequel to that novel you know. Absolutely no idea what happens. Few little bits here and there in the nooks and crannies of my brain. But nothing on paper. It's cooking I keep saying. It's not ready yet. I'll know the moment. It'll be that day I start writing. When I finally decide there isn't actually anything standing in my way after all. Because it can't be fear of failure. I've already written one whole book. And even if no-one else ever reads it - I did. And it was good. I'm not even sure I wrote it at all - I mean, I know I did but I think it was on some weird subconscious sleep deprived biscuit dipping lukewarm tea drinking level that is actually very hard to achieve. It takes a lot of practice and biscuits. And tea. Which is why I'm always low on tea bags but never manage to drink a full cup. It's something to do with being a creative person. It's a thing.


 

And voila! Free writing.

 

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Claire Buss is a science fiction/fantasy writer currently based in Barking, Essex. She wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up but work experience at her local paper was eye-opening. Instead Claire went on to work in a variety of admin roles for over a decade but never felt quite at home. An avid reader, baker and pinterest addict Claire won second place in the Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print writing competition in 2015 with The Gaia Effect and set her writing career in motion.

 

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