Featured Author: TJ Nichols Blood for the Spilling

Today, my featured author is T. J. Nichols, creator of Blood for the Spilling, book three in the Studies of Demonology series. (make certain that you read to the bottom for a giveaway from DSP)

 

 

 

Publisher: DSP

Format: Paperback, eBook

Word Count: 93000

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Genres: Urban fantasy, paranormal,

Warnings: violence, cutting (for magic)

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Book Blurb:

Sheets of ice are spreading across the human world, ushering in an ice age as the magic drained from Demonside turns that world into a desert. Angus and reluctant warlock Terrance have defected from Vinland to the Mayan Empire—a land of dark and potent magic. But the Mayans aren’t offering sanctuary for free.

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#FictionFriday Featured Author: Jana Denardo Blood Red Roulette

Today I’m featuring a new release from fellow author and online friend Jana Denardo! Make certain to read to the bottom for an exclusive post from Jana, one that particularly interested me since I deal with magic in both my own writing and private life.

 

 

 

Title: Blod Red Roulette

Publisher: DSP Publications

Novel: 123,179 words

Cover Artist: Tiferet Design

Genres: paranormal, romance, MM – it’s more paranormal but there’s a strong romantic subplot with Arrigo Giancarlo & Luc St. John

CW: Luc’s family is homophobic and violent. There is violence in the book from the villain, Eleni as well

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Book Blurb:

Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.

When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.

An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.

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#IndieTuesday #HolidayTreeNovella The Release Day Afterparty

Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree, my eighth print/ ebook and my first novella was released yesterday and to celebrate I made a quick tour of a slew of authors and websites that I’d like to thank for their hospitality.

I’m also hosting a giveaway for the release of Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree, so make certain you read to the bottom of the post so you can enter.

The giveaway closes on 11/7, so enter now!

 

 


Thanks to Jessie G at Jessie G Books Thanks for letting me share an original post on your site!

Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree at Jessie G’s

Thanks to Queer Romance Ink for hosting a slot on my release day tour!

Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree at Queer Romance Ink

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#HolidayTreeNovella Release Day Celebration: Quick Descriptions and Best Lines

It’s finally release day for Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree! To kick this celebration off right, I’m sharing a little about every character in the novella and giving you what I think might well be their best line within the story. Like most of my stories, there’s an ensemble cast, and I’ve fourteen characters, two of whom are so minor in their presence that they really don’t have lines. That said, pay attention to them because you’ll see them in the second novel in the Appalachian Elementals series, Keeping House, which will be released next year.

 

Here’s some info about Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree to get you started.

A dozen handmade holiday ornaments, that’s all, but it might be an impossible task.

Centenary Rhodes and her mother are at constant odds. It’s one of the many reasons Cent left home when she was eighteen. Mama’s difficult for anyone to manage, but now that Cent’s back home, she has to try. Mama, however, won’t acknowledge who Cent’s become, even though she’s repeatedly been shown the truth.

It’ll take more than popcorn strings and paper snowflakes to heal the rift that’s formed between Cent and Mama. It’s going to take bushels of patience, heaps of magic, and assistance from everyone on both sides of Embreeville Mountain to reset the Balance between them.

But with Yule and Christmas just around the corner, it might already be too late.

Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is available for preorder in both print and ebook formats. And the ebook format is only $.99 for a limited time!

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And now, what I promised, quick descriptions of and the best lines (IMO) from each character in Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree.

Centenary Rhodes (Cent) [protagonist]  in an obvious moment of distress or doubt

Nonbinary, she/her/they/their, happily married, multi-lived witch, possessor of important secrets

“I’ll try since y’all think it’s so important.”

 

 

 

Stowne [Earth Elemental]  (some of their many forms)

Cent’s spouse, they/them, a true mountain soul

“Patience. You said you find grace in it, so find that grace in yourself.”

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7: #HolidayTreeNovella #AppalachianElementals The Mama Me and the Holiday Tree Playlist

10, 9, 8, 7…This marks day four of my ten-day countdown to the release of Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree. Today we’re taking a look at the #HolidayTreeNovella playlist, which is anything but standard holiday musical fare.

 

 


So does a novella deserve its own playlist?

(Steps back to carefully consider warily side-eye you.) Why wouldn’t it? Every work within the Appalachian Elementals series is getting its own playlist, including the shorter ones. If anything, the smaller ones get lists because they need a friend, something warm to hold on to just like their big siblings get.

🤔 Yes, Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree has its own playlist, but it’s not your typical holiday song playlist, and I’ve done this for a particular reason. Faith. Simple enough, right? No, not really. Nothing about faith is simple. And there are two paths/faiths/whatever you wish to call them in Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree, namely paganism (in its broadest meaning) and Christianity. With that in mind, I made careful selections for the playlist. Each song is reflective of the chapter’s content but doesn’t focus on any one religion. Sure, at least one song focuses on both, but that’s okay. It was either both or neither where I was concerned.

Each song image is also a clickable link to that song within the playlist, but here’s a direct link to the Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree Playlist.

1) Bon Jovi “Who Says You Can’t go Home?” – Because home is where the heart is and where family is often waiting (I loathed this band back in the 80s, but their newer works have grown on me a little.)

 

 

2) Take That “Patience” – Cent needs some about now where Mama’s concerned.

 

 

 

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Featured Author: Amir Lane – Panther Queen

October 22, 2018

I’m pleased that Amir Lane has joined me to share their new novel Panther Queen. (Make certain you read to the end because Amir is giving away a Morrighan House Witches prize pack – paperbacks, bookmarks, and magnets – enter via Rafflecopter for a chance to win)

 

 

Release Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Format: Paperback, eBook

Story Type: Novel, 55000 apx. words

Cover Artist: Covers by Combs

Genres: Urban fantasy, supernatural fantasy

Keywords/Categories: trans, lesbian, jaguar, mythology

Series Title: Morrighan House Witches

Position (Number) in Series: 3

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Book Blurb: When cattle rancher Lenna Alvarez rescues a black jaguar, she discovers there’s more to the animal that meets the eye. Bonding with a centuries-old Aztec Warrior wasn’t part of her plans. Then again, neither was simultaneously facing off against an American businessman and poachers encroaching on her family lands.

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Featured Author: Natsuya Uesugi – grydscaen: beginnings

October 8, 2019

I’m pleased to have Natasuya Uesugi join me to share an exclusive excerpt from his novel grydscaen: beginnings. (make certain you read to the end. There’s a giveaway hidden down there.)

Genres: sci-fi, cyberpunk, tech-noir, dystopian, post-apocalyptic

 

Keywords/Categories: bisexual, transgender, gay, nonbinary, asexual

Publisher: PageTurner Press and Media

Release Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Format: Paperback

Word Count: 80,675

Cover Artist: Natsuya Uesugi

Series Title: grydscaen

Position (Number) in Series: First

Necessary to Read Previous Books: No

Buy Link: Amazon

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Featured Author: Anne G’Fellers-Mason The Summer Between

October 1, 2018

The Summer Between by Anne G’Fellers-Mason

 

 

 

 

Cover Design: Jeanne G’Fellers

Paperback: 280 pages

Publisher: Mountain Gap Books (October 1, 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10:1732327726

ISBN-13: 978-1732327726

Genre: Young Adult

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Blurb: When I was eighteen years old, I knew everything there was to know about anything ever in the history of the entire world. I thought I was a genuine, Stephen Hawking-level genius. My entire life stretched ahead of me, and everything I’d ever wanted was going to be handed to me on a silver platter carried by admiring angels who’d ask, in dulcet tones, “Brendon, how’d you get to be so cool?”

I also thought I was immortal.

Thank God for summer break, for those ten weeks between high school and college when life took me roughly by the collar, shook me hard, and said with a deep, guttural laugh, “Buckle up, kid, ’cause I’m drivin’, and you don’t know squat.”

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Featured Author: A. M. Leibowitz – Drumbeat

A. M. Leibowitz’s newest release, Drumbeat (Notes from Boston #3), is now available in both print and ebook formats, and I’ve managed to snag both an exclusive excerpt and a unique post from them!

 

 

 

Publisher: Supposed Crimes

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

Length: 230 pages

Cover Artist: Bret Kessler

Categories/tags: Contemporary fiction, LGBTQ, bisexual, polyamory, romance, disability, performing arts

Content note: eating disorders

Purchase Links:  Supposed Crimes   Amazon US   Amazon UK  Barnes & Noble  Kobo

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Featured Author: Summer Fair (a Storypenny Charity Anthology for RAINN) #giveaway

Storypenny’s Summer Fair anthology, a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) is now available in ebook and print formats. This is a great cause, folks, so please give them a little love.

There’s also a giveaway at the bottom of this post so make certain you read to the end!

Note: I am promoting this anthology because of the cause involved, because of RAINN. If there is erotic content in this anthology (which there may or may not be based on the authors involved) please know that I do not promote such content on my site. I am promoting the charity involved. (Secondary Note: I have not read this anthology.)

Included Authors: Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter

Available at:   Amazon   Apple   Barnes & Noble   Kobo  Universal

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