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A Quirky Interview with Author Assaph Mehr

Sitting Down With  Assaph Mehr Author of Murder in Absentia

GenreHistorical Fantasy Bio I have always been fascinated by ancient Rome, from the time I was in primary school and first got my hands on Asterix. This exacerbated when my parents took me on a trip to Rome and Italy - I whinged horribly when they dragged me to "yet another church with baby angels on the ceiling", yet was happy to skip all day around ancient ruins and museums for Etruscan art.

A few years ago I randomly picked a copy of a Lindsay Davis' Marcus Didius Falco novel in a used book fair. I fell in love with Rome all over again, this time from the view-point of a cynical adult. When I decided to sit down and write a novel, the setting was clear in my mind.

Assaph now lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Julia, four kids and two cats. By day he is a software product manager, bridging the gap between developers and users, and by night he's writing - he seems to do his best writing after mid…

Brandy's Book Nook: Review Ren Lewis series

Ren Lewis: The Man Behind the Monster (4 book series)
Sarah Noffke

Last week I brought you The Lucidite series by Sarah Noffke. This week I had to tell you about the Ren Lewis series. Ren plays an important part in the Lucidites, but it is here where you learn all about the man, and why he is so mean. It is here that Noffke's talents to weave a story really shine. 
Ren is a dream traveler with the abilities of mind control, hypnotism, and reading thoughts. He is also a genius which sets him above most others in figuring out strategies, and stopping terrorists. However, this leads to a lonely life. Who would want to know exactly what your partner is thinking all the time? 
As his story unfolds you will find yourself unavoidably liking and starting to care about Ren. When I first read the Lucidite series it was for a FB reading group and Sarah Noffke joined us. Everyone who had read the Ren series kept talking about how much they loved him. I didn't get it. He's a majo…

Symphony of Ruin by Christina Lay. Chapters 1 and 2 posted. Giveaway

Symphony of Ruin
Christina Lay
Symphony of Ruin
by Christina Lay
Publication date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy

Death is stalking The City. From out of the catacombs, a deadly monster has arisen. Unfortunately for alchemist’s apprentice Remy the Rat Boy, his master is away and it’s up to Remy to discover the nature of the monster and put an end to its killing rampage. His search for answers takes him high into the elegant chambers of the city’s elite, and down into long forgotten ruins, into depths untraveled and unimagined for centuries. Lost in the ancient ruins with only ghosts and creatures of the darkness for companionship, Remy must use every ounce of wit and conjure every scrap of magic at his disposal in order to survive the labyrinth and save The City from its shadow self.

A magical and thrilling journey by award-winning author Christina Lay, inspired by the game and artwork of Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls. For more information on the Labyrinth of S…

Red and Her Wolfe by Blythe Reid Blitz. Coming soon. Excerpts - Teasers - Giveaway

Red and her Wolfe
by Blythe Reid
Publication date: August 8th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance

They call me The Wolfe.

I hunt women the way a wolf hunts lambs.

And I just found my latest prey. She’s a long way from home. We meet on the plane. And there’s nothing as vulnerable as a girl who’s homesick after her first trip abroad.

The girls I’m used to want my money and my looks.

This girl is too innocent for either of those things.

She wants me because of the way we lock eyes. The way we instantly hit it off. The way we seem to have been made for each other.

And I want her because I’m The Wolfe.

I hunt innocent young women like her.

It’s what I do.

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Scarlet Excerpt
My feet were curled beneath me as I leaned back against my pillows. I opened my book to the marked page and smiled to myself. With my schoolwork and chores, I couldn’t read as much as I wished. It had been almost two weeks since I last opened Flames of Sorrow.

No one understood my love for romance novels, but I w…

The Last Dragon Rider Blitz by Errin Krystal Guest Post-Excerpt-Giveaway

The Last Dragon Rider
by Errin Krystal
(The Wild Realms of Véneanár, #1)
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: August 9th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince Flintathriël fights to bring a stop to a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, they must find the Book of Souls – an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

When the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard child of the dead king, Flintathriël finds himself fighting to not only save his people from this new threat but also trying to keep Sairalindë safe when Mnuvae takes over the dragons in her attempt to win back the kingdom she believes is rightfully hers.

The love Flintathriël and Sairalindë share shines pure and true, but when the smoke of the battle clears, will their hearts survive the aftermath of war o…

Book Blitz - An Unstill Life by Author Kate Larkindale - Giveaway

Livvie feels like she’s losing everything: her two best friends have abandoned her for their boyfriends, her mother continues to ignore her, while her sister, Jules, is sick again and getting worse by the day. Add in the request Jules has made of her and Livvie feels like she’s losing her mind, too.

Her only escape is in the art room, where she discovers not only a refuge from her life, but also a kindred soul in Bianca, the school “freak”. Livvie’s always felt invisible, at school and at home, but with Bianca, she finally feels like someone sees the real Livvie. As the relationship deepens and it comes time to take the romance public, will Livvie be able to take that step?

Livvie’s about to find out if she has what it takes to make the tough decisions and stand up for herself—for the first time in her life.

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Excerpt I lolled against Bianca, aware of her distinctive raspberry scent enveloping me. My laughter caught in my thr…

Twenty-Four Hours (A Shattered Boundaries Novel) By Carolyn Anthony with Excerpts - Giveaway

Twenty-Four Hours (A Shattered Boundaries Novel) By Carolyn Anthony 

Twenty-Four Hours
by Carolyn Anthony
(A Shattered Boundaries Novel)
Publication date: July 3rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Eve Luccio waited years for her first love, but somehow their lives were never quite in sync. Now, at thirty-six, her only focus is completing the final year of her PhD. The last thing on her mind is the honor-driven former Navy SEAL who stole her heart as a teen and left her unable to love any other man since.
When Jake Theron walks back into Eve's life, his presence shatters her walls of self preservation. He unleashes a dark sexuality that Eve never imagined she would experience, much less come to crave. All he wants from her is a day of her trust—twenty-four uninterrupted hours before she crosses the country for her Post Doctorate position in New York. But letting down her guard for even twenty-four hours with Jake might just destroy her.

For Jake Theron, Eve was always &qu…

Brandy's Book Nook: review The Lucidites

The Lucidites (3 book series)
Sarah Noffke

I want to introduce everyone to Sarah Noffke's work. She is one of the few YA authors that I have no trouble hitting the one click button on Amazon for. She has four different series at the moment, and the Lucidites have something to do with all of them. I highly recommend starting here with the Lucidite trilogy.
This story is about Roya, and how she finds out that her parents are not really her parents, and that she was hidden there for her protection. There is a whole family she never new she had, complete with enemies who want nothing more than to kill her due to a prediction that she will defeat one of the greatest enemies the Lucidites have ever known. 
The Lucidites are a group of people who are conscious while dreaming. In their dreams they can travel the world and even go back to past events. Most have gifts, and they use these gifts to protect the world. This series will introduce you to their history, talents, and how the…

Read Chapter 8 of The Covens of Misty Haven in the August newsletter.

Read Covens of Misty Haven, Chapter 8  in the Jena Baxter August Newsletter

Chapter 7 is now available on the website.

August 7th only. Romance and Erotic Military Fantasy's by Leslie North On Sale. Giveaways - All proceeds go to The Wounded Warrior Project

Books by Leslie North

And so much MORE at Leslie North's Books
Summary for Shooting the Seal (Saving the Seals Series Book 1) With the clock ticking, Navy SEAL Gage Jackelson must uncover the truth about his fallen teammate before he and his brothers-in-arms take the blame. When his intel leads him to a publishing company, he never dreamed he’d end up as a romance cover model. He’ll do whatever it takes to get closer to the information he needs, but when he meets Anna—the photographer with the striking eyes and sultry voice—it just may be worth it.Photographer Anna Middleton has shot her share of male models, but none that are real-life SEALs. She’s not sure why the tall, muscular military man would want to pose as a romance hero, but she doesn’t have much time to wonder before her boss disappears under suspicious circumstances. Soon she’s thrust into the middle of a situation that could mean life or death.When Gage realizes how much trouble Anna is in, he’ll do what he can …

Myths & Magic: Science Fiction and Fantasy - Giveaways

Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection
Publication date: August 22nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

MYTHS & MAGIC sends you on a wild ride across universes where a safe return cannot be guaranteed.
Abolished magic returns to Earth. Telekinetic sorcerers, witches, and fairies discover their powers. Humans become cyborgs. Dragons prowl the depths of Iceland's volcanoes.

All this and more is packed inside one boxed set overflowing with stories from today's hottest USA Today and International Bestselling authors!

From dystopian thrillers to steampunk romance, from gothic fantasies to paranormal adventures, come journey with unlikely heroes, valiant shifters, rogue vampires, and even a sensual brujo. Dabble in scientific espionage, thwart scheming sorcerers, and challenge hordes of vengeful demons. And maybe fall in love...

If you're ready for 21 exclusive full-length novels and novellas, including some BRAND NEW…