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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey

I am pleased to welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author Chrys Fey back to the Flight Deck. Below are details of her new short story release, which I am looking forward to reading, myself, as a reward for when I get my edits finished!


  Title: Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only
Page Count: 41 (short story)
Release Date: April 22nd, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.


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Excerpt:

            With the sound of her mom’s grief wafting up to her, Jolie came to terms with her present state. I’m dead and now my mom knows it. She eyed the door in front of her. She hadn’t yet walked through a door, but if her hand could pass through metal then she knew she could move through wood.

     If I have to be a ghost then I’ll be a damn good one. All across the afterlife I’ll be known as the Ghost of Death! And I’m going to start by walking through this damn door!

            She would’ve taken a deep breath to brace herself if she could have, so she mentally pumped herself up instead. You can do it! Easy-peasy. Nothing to it. And she took a step forward. Solid matter slipped around and through her form. On the other side, a familiar site confronted her: a black and white bed, the bright green shag carpet in the middle of the room, and a white desk.

            Stepping up to her desk, Jolie eyed her ancient desktop computer, the one she used before her dad gifted her with a laptop when she announced she was accepted to the local university. Wanting to send out the first ever tweet from the afterlife, she pushed the button to bring the device to life, but her finger poker straight through it. Resigning to her Twitter-less fate, she moved toward the full-length mirror hanging on the wall. She saw nothing. Not even a shimmer in the air hinted at her presence.

             Being a ghost sucks!


BIO:

Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.

You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers! 

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Cover Reveal for Into The Mist








Into the Mist
Moonseed Trilogy
Book 3
Judith Ingram

Genre:  paranormal romance

Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: July 30, 2015

Number of pages: 
Word Count:  91,500

Cover Artist:  Elaina Lee/
For the Muse Designs

Book Description: 

For the past six months, time-traveler Victoria Ashton has been living life as Katherine Kamarov on a ranch in rural California, circa 1890. A contrast to Katherine’s brash personality, shy and gentle Victoria has won the hearts of Katherine’s family and particularly her cousin Michael. Despite her deepening love for Michael, she has rejected his offer of marriage and sent him away, knowing that she must return to her own time on the night of the new spring moon.

In this third and final book of the series, sinister forces threaten Victoria’s new family, her property, and even her life, testing her for courage and ingenuity. A confident new self emerges, and when Michael unexpectedly walks back into her life, she questions whether she must remain a victim of fate or can find a way to determine her own future.

Meanwhile, Katherine has been living a parallel year of exchange in Victoria’s modern-day life, married to the handsome but remote Ryan Ashton. Hardened by her past, Katherine nevertheless falls for Ryan and, like Victoria, begins to search for a way to defy fate and keep the life she has come to cherish.

As the night of the new spring moon approaches, both women must search their hearts to discover how to hold onto what matters most, even if they should be forced back through the barrier of time.


About the Author:

Judith Ingram weaves together her love of romance and mystery as well as her training as a counselor to create stories and characters for her novels. She is also the author of a Christian guide to forgiving and posts weekly devotionals on the role of forgiveness in healing relationships. She lives with her husband in the San Francisco East Bay and makes frequent trips to beautiful Sonoma County, where many of her fiction characters reside. She confesses a love for chocolate, cheesecake, romantic suspense novels, movies that require three hankies, and all things feline.

Website, blog and free weekly devotional: http://JudithIngram.com




Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The color of Vengeance - Review , Giveaway and virtual book tour

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THE COLOUR OF VENGEANCE

♥ AUTHOR – Kim Headlee
♥ TITLE – The Color of Vengeance
♥ SERIES – The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles
♥ GENRE – Early Medieval Historical Fiction



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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Vengeance was the only burial gift he could bestow.
When Angli cattle thieves slaughter his wife and son, Dwras son of Gwyn vows revenge upon their murderers. But how can a mere farmer prevail against ruthless, trained warriors? For the answer Dwras must look not to his sword, but within his heart.

At 5,000 words, this is a quick, and equally fast-moving read. Told from two viewpoints, that of the protagonist and the antagonist. There is a fairly brief mention of Arthur, but the main protagonist is Dwras.  After seeing his wife and baby son brutally slaughtered all he wants is revenge, but as a simple farmer, he does not have either the skill or weapons to fight the evil marauders.

Being Welsh myself, and proud of my Celtic heritage, I could relate to the characters and incidents in this story.  The descriptive passages are well written and the scenes unfolded before me like a film. I would have liked a little more of 'the Pendragon' being also keenly interested in the Arthurian legends, but then this is the tale of Dwras and his quest for revenge. He learns to wield a sword in the service of Arthur and is finally ready to wreak vengeance on those who murdered his family.  The climax is bloody and thrilling with a  fairly predictable twist, but this is, in itself, a satisfying conclusion and means the character has changed and developed considerably from the person he was at the start.. I enjoyed this short read and would like to read more of Kim Iverson's work.


BOOK INFORMATION
TITLE – The Color of Vengeance SERIES – The Dragon's Dove Chronicles (standalone excerpt from Book 2, Morning's Journey) AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee GENRE – Early Medieval Historical Fiction PUBLICATION DATE – August 2013 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 5K words PUBLISHER – Lucky Bat Books COVER ARTIST – Cherry Tigris


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EXCERPT

Dwras jabbed the offending warrior on the shoulder. With a grunt, the man swung his head around to fix narrow eyes upon him.
“What d’ye want?” 
“My seat. I want it back.” Dwras lowered his eyebrows. “Now!”
“You—what?” The Lothian warrior’s laughter nearly made him choke. A grinning companion slapped his back. 
“Oho, Farmer Dwras thinks he’s one of us, lads,” chortled another warrior, making a shooing motion. “Be off with you! Back to your pigs, farmer boy.” 
They burst into cackles, hoots, and hog calls. Dwras felt his cheeks flush. 
The warrior in Dwras’s seat found himself buried under sops and ale.
“My mistake, sir.” He grinned devilishly. “I thought this was the sty.”

AUTHOR BIO

Mornings Journey - Author PhotoKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her imprint, Pendragon Cove Press. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin, ISBN 0373771347).

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sunrise Over Brasov - Blog Tour, Giveaway and review



Sunrise Over Brasov
by Stephanie Burkhart


Rosa Getzi lives a life of intrigue at Poiana Brasov with Clement, a werewolf, and Cassandra, the witch. Her past doesn't matter to her – until she discovers what it holds.

Prince Michael Sigmaringen joins his sister-in-law, Caroline, and the vampire prince, Darius, in a daring rescue, igniting Rosa's desire to find her family. However, all is not as it appears. Rickard, Rosa's friend, escapes with her. Clement will go to any lengths to get Rosa and Rickard back.

At Darius' fortress, Michael soon discovers Rickard is a new breed of werewolf – one who can control the change, and Clement hopes to exploit Rickard's abilities.

Michael's courage, strengths, and convictions will be tested like never before. Can Michael and Rosa find true happiness and the rid the lupine haunting of the Sigmaringens once and for all?

Rosa bolted upright. "No!"

Michael's eyes snapped open and he raced to her side. "What's wrong?"

"It was just a dream." Her voice faded away. Sweat beaded on her brow and her body trembled. It must have been a disturbing dream if it affected her like this. The need to comfort her outweighed his common sense to put distance between them and he placed a hand on her shoulder.

"What was it about?" he asked.

She turned to face him, confusion splaying across her lovely features.

"I was in my room sketching and Rickard came in--"

Michael scowled and removed his hand. "Did he hurt you?"

"No. He was talking about Cassandra."

Michael drew in a breath to calm his displeasure. He hated to hear Rickard's name on her
lips. Every time she mentioned him, that arrow in his heart twisted deeper. "What did he say?"

"Cassandra asked him questions about the wolf who made him, but Rickard couldn't answer them all. His memory had holes -- pieces of time he couldn't remember."

"I'm not surprised."

She wrapped her arms around herself. "He was given anise, wasn't he?"

Michael nodded.

She exhaled, striking a vulnerable pose. Her usually focused eyes stared at the wall. Michael grabbed a fresh log and threw it onto the fire. He poked at the burning wood  with a stick.

"What did you do at the fortress?"

"I had lessons with Cassandra in the morning. In the afternoon, Lucien or one of the
guards would escort me into Brasov proper--"

"I'm surprised Clement allowed you to leave."

"I never felt like I was a hostage."

Michael raised an eyebrow. Was she a prisoner or not? "What did you do when you went to the city?"

"I usually visited the St. Nickolas Church. They have an extensive library with a comprehensive section on witchcraft and werewolf legends. I spent an hour or two studying certain books, reading newspapers, and taking notes."

"You were a researcher?"

"I guess you could say that. I also went shopping for personal items."

Michael reached over, removed another apple from his food satchel, and offered it to her,
recalling she hadn't finished the previous one.

Rosa slid her fingers next to his and a familiar pulse traveled up his arm. She affected
him even now. He jerked his hand away, but the pleasure from her touch lingered. A quiet moment passed between them. Finally, he reached over and placed his thumb on her chin. Some instinctual force inside him told him she needed this. Their eyes found each other. A spark passed over her expression. Did she recall something?

"Rosa, I--"



 

I was given a copy of this book by Goddess Fish in return for an honest review

This is the third book in the Moldavian Moon series, but is meant to be treated as a 'stand alone'. I have to say I wanted to read the first two books after reading this one, partly because I found the lead characters interesting and easy to relate to, and partly, I have to admit, because although the story itself was easy to follow and when necessary the 'back story' was given fluidly and without the feeling of an 'info drop', there are so many characters I did lose track sometimes and had to check back to find out who was who and what their relationship was. That was probably more my fault than that of the writer's though.

The story has some interesting twists and turns and it was fascinating to find some of the characters turn out to be not quite as black as they appeared to be at first. I thought the theory of how werewolves and vampires evolved, particularly interesting and original  The settings are beautifully painted and I felt I was right there. 

I loved the 'historical' feel to the book. It is full of action and adventure and by the end I felt I knew the characters and really didn't want the book to end!



Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised
in Manchester, New Hampshire.  After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks.  She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.
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Stephanie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Productions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

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