Creator of Shadows is HERE!

Scarlet Rain Series

The third book in the Scarlet Rain Series is finally out! Creator of Shadows is out today, and continues the journey of the immortals, as they battle against Feoran and the darker forces behind him. Read on to find out more!

Blurb

When Lorenna is kidnapped by Feoran, the head of the vampyric Clan, it’s a dent in the Resistance. While she was expecting his twisted advances to her, she didn’t expect to feel something for him in return.

But that’s the least of her problems.

The city is more in ruins than ever, the Cuans being cut off one by one to prevent the rebellious humans taking over any part of New London. And after the discovery made at the Factory, armies of clones now walk the streets, ready to kill and trained viciously by their vampire masters.

The rebels must band together in full force, both to rescue their beloved witch from Feoran’s clutches, and to give the final push against the Clan. But a traitor in the heart of their inner circle is plotting with a vampire who wants more than they have, threatening to bring everything they have worked for tumbling down around them.

Can Lorenna gain her freedom to help her friends, and can they finally cut the head off the serpent that is the Clan? Or will humanity forever remain in its iron grip?

The Cover!

Creator of Shadows

Where can I get a copy?

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CAN

Amazon AUS

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Where can I find out more about the author?

I’m Miranda Stork, and I’m addicted. Addicted to writing and reading books, anyway. And chocolate, but that’s another issue – no interventions, please.

I live in the middle of a forest in North Yorkshire, spending my spare time as the wild woman of the woods, scaring small children and upsetting the sheep. On the days that I feel like being civilized, or I haven’t got any unicorns to ride, I sit down and pour the tumbling thoughts in my head out onto digital paper. Mainly the thoughts and characters come out in paranormal form, with a good smattering of romance, because everyone likes a good cuddle. But you can also find strong elements of thrillers, myths, and even dystopia amongst the pages of all my novels. I’ve wanted to write books ever since I first realised that fairytales were not the newspapers of the fairy kingdom, but the imaginings of actual people who wanted to tell fancy made-up stories to other people. From that moment, I was hooked.

Why do I write? Good question. It might be easier to just keep the stories in my head, or even just to write them for myself. But I want to share them. There is no greater delight for a writer than when a reader devours your book, and declares, “Something in that novel resonated with me. And I want MORE.” So grab your lucky clover and a baseball bat (there’s some nasty paranormal creatures where we’re going), eat the cookie with ‘eat me’ tagged on it, and enter through the tiny door into the world of Miranda Stork…

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2000 Facebook Likes Giveaway!

Hey, everyone! 🙂 I’m just reposting this here, in case anyone who follows me here isn’t on my Facebook page. Because I recently hit my next milestone of 2000 likes, I’m giving away some prizes in an awesome contest! You can win an ARC of Creator of Shadows, before anyone else gets a look at it, AND you can also win a $20 Amazon Giftcard to spend on whatever books you like! 😉

 

Here’s what’s on the post, which  you’ll find pinned to my Facebook page here.

 

I’m going to leave this giveaway up for the next two weeks, so everyone has a chance to take part. To take part, here’s what you need to do…

1. You must have read at least one of my books to take part in this contest.

2. Leave me a review on Amazon or Goodreads (either is fine, but Amazon reviews are super helpful!  )

3. Leave a link to your review here in the comments! (Or here on my blog comments)

And that’s all there is to it! It can be a review you’ve left in the past too, it doesn’t matter whether it’s from a few months ago, or a brand new one.  The names of all contestants will be put into a hat, and two lucky winners will receive an ARC, and one lucky winner will get an ARC and the $20 Amazon giftcard, drawn on the 10th May 2014!

*Rules/Disclaimer* This contest is open to followers of this page only, and can be from anywhere in the world. This promotion is in no way associated with, administered by, or endorsed by Facebook.

 

Focus Friday – To Have And To Haunt Cover Reveal!

Title: To Have & To Haunt

Series/Volume: The Possess Saga / #4

Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Release date: October 4th, 2013

Description:

Ghosts aren’t the only thing that can haunt you…

Nolan and Harley have been in paradise for the last year, head over heels in love. When Nolan proposes and they find out Harley is expecting, it seems they both will have everything they ever wanted.

Or will they?

Nolan’s kept the horrors of his past locked away. After all, he has Harley and Finley’s Pub is doing great. None of it matters anymore, right? But when the news of nuptials and babies has the opposite intended effect with his estranged mother, the ghosts of his past come rushing back, and the memories of them are terrorizing him nightly. But he can’t tell Harley. On the verge of marriage and parenthood, Nolan must figure out a way to deal with his past, or let it consume his future with Harley.

Harley’s always known she wasn’t normal. Seeing Brody’s ghost only confirmed that. But now a killer is on the loose in Midtown and she’s having visions of each victim’s death. Will she be able to help them and accept just how different she truly is? Pregnant, engaged, and contending with an overbearing mother-in-law, Harley isn’t sure she can take on the responsibility and the future laid out in front of her.

They say love conquers all. But as Nolan and Harley struggle with their own secrets, will their love be enough to keep them together?

Or will the things that haunt them finally tear them apart?

Links

Book Trailer:

http://animoto.com/play/1odMFekBfMzWA94Os8Kj5A

The Possess Saga on Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/series/100012-the-possess-saga

Author Bio

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.

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http://midtown-underground.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/JenniferHowlz

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https://twitter.com/jenniferhowlz

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1472837.J_A_Howell

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Top Ten Tuesday – Some More To Look Out For!

Good morning, folks! 🙂 Yesterday was a bank holiday in the UK (re: Day Off! Woot!), so Manic Monday was spent with family members until my ears zoned out with all the chatter. LOL But today we have our second Top Ten Tuesday, where I feature another ten authors and their books for you to check out! So without further ado, in no particular order, here are this week’s must-have-on-your-virtual-bookshelves…

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense

Price: $2.99

Blurb: Your first job out of college. It’s supposed to be a stepping stone or a transitional job, not the single defining decision that will alter the course of your entire life. Sienna Kennedy never signed on for the craziness, danger and even love that her new job thrust into her world.

But she didn’t run either.

Assigned to a maximum security floor of Western State Hospital for the mentally ill, the last thing she expected to encounter was a reminder of her past.

Cade Collins’ animal magnetism draws her into an unseen world filled with creatures from her wildest imagination. Discovering his story, as well as the very institution in which she works, becomes her obsession. Her every waking moment is consumed with unearthing a way to free the man that has stolen her heart, body and mind.

The secrets Sienna finds will free them of their bonds…or lead them to their doom. Fate flung the two destined souls together, but how can any love survive in such a demented place, filled with peril and danger?

 

Genre: Erotic Romance

Price: $4.81

Blurb: A love at first sight story. Two people hungry for love. Something draws Cassie
to Dominic and it’s not just that he’s gorgeous.
Dominic struggles with a secret and the intoxicating degree of his love for Cassie.
A winter warmer. A delicious love story with a twist.
Cassie and Dominic’s love is written in the stars.

When Dominic Reed looks out of his study window and sees Cassie, he’s not sure what to make of her at first. That’s before he sees her lovely gray eyes and pretty skin. He’s a writer and works alone, which to his sadness has become his way of life.

When he asks Cassie to have coffee with him, it’s the start of an intoxicating romance for the both of them. If only Dominic didn’t have to hide some of his writing, if only he hadn’t inherited a strange gift from his great uncle Aubrey.

 

Genre: Erotica/Horror

Price: $1.15

Blurb: Pomba Gira Mysticism. Creole Voodoo. The zombie apocalypse. Sex, drugs, magick. Paranormal erotica.

Meet Pierre von Minzle and Mary Moore. They are the Adam and Lilith, definitely not Adam and Eve, of today’s zombie apocalypse. Fables of the Reconstruction is a playful yet graphic sexual adventure consisting of what might have been, combined with what possibly might be happening now. It contains Pomba Gira mysticism, Creole voodoo and the seeds of the zombie apocalypse set in Victorian London’s notorious Whitechapel District. Sex, magick , zombies. This ain’t your daddy’s shotgun zombie story. Mature content warning.

Genre: YA/Romance/Magical Happenings

Price: PERMA-FREE!

Blurb: Alyssa Worthington is the daughter and sole heir to the most prestigious coven in the witch world. Her childhood has been spent in the mundane human world learning to blend in and hide who she truly is, and it is here, during her last year that she meets a striking ex-high school quarterback from a small town in Montana who will turn her world upside down.

Alyssa holds the element of fire, unlike her best friends Lisa and Megan, who are both air elementals. It is the elemental powers that reside inside which require positive thoughts and positive actions in order to maintain this magickal connection. What would happen to a witch that let this get out of control? How can evil become the driving force behind revenge and death?

Dark secrets, dark magick and a desperate desire for revenge will bring Alyssa to the brink of destruction. She is being chased, but this pursuit is a silent one and her chaser has but one goal, Alyssa’s complete and total destruction. Will she overcome this dark threat and begin to live out her destiny? Will she survive and if so, will she lose herself as part of the price for being alive? Or, will her destiny rest on being crescent bound?

With all these dark forces creeping around silently in Alyssa’s life, her coven pushes for answers, some of the answers about an eighth and missing coven, in the witch world, lie with her new interest. Marcus may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the silent darkness threatening the seven remaining covens.

Genre: Crime Thriller

Price: $2.99

Blurb: A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother’s arms before it’s too late?

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Price: $3.99

Blurb: The Evil Trilogy
Despite growing up together in their trendy Beverly Hills neighborhood, three best friends hide dark childhoods. The lives of Kit, Baylee and Quinn have been anything but perfect. Little do they know a stranger is about to unravel long, buried secrets, bringing the past back to life with a vengeance.

Just Evil 
Kit Griffin has finally overcome a painful childhood at the hands of her mother, former actress Alana Stevens. No longer living in the grasp of the cold, tyrannical woman, Kit’s life is finally on track. That is, until Alana is found brutally murdered on Mother’s Day, pulling Kit back to the dark horrors of her past. To make matters worse, the police consider Kit the prime suspect.

Jake Boston is an old family friend and the man Kit has loved since she was a teen. He’s fighting his own demons as a suspect in his wife’s murder two years earlier. Despite his past, he’s determined to win Kit over once and for all. But before that can happen they need to convince the police there’s a killer working his way down a list with cold-hearted vengeance in mind.

Forced to delve into Alana’s dark past, Jake and Kit uncover a forty-year-old double murder leading them straight to the door of a legal dynasty. Soon they find out just how far the heirs will go to keep the past buried.

Genre: Anthology/Asian Literature

Price: $1.18

Blurb: Stirring Winds is an Asian Literature Anthology, centering on the theme of life changes and significant moments. It contains six stories ranging in length from 900 – 3000 words.

Two stories included have won prizes and have been previously published: The Wind Blew the Wrong Way (First Prize, Five Stop Story, Sep. 2011) and Ice Walls (Third Prize, Meridian Writing, Spring 2012).

Three Ballerinas and The Smell of Peaches were both shortlisted in online writing contests (Meridian Writing and A Very Short Story). Sapporo Skies and The Waiting World were written exclusively for this collection.

Three Ballerinas: Elise left Japan nine years ago, but still regrets the decisions she made then. She hopes that returning to Nagoya will set her heart free.

Sapporo Skies: Masa and Hikari celebrate their anniversary every year with a hot-air balloon ride in Hokkaido. This year, a long-kept secret is revealed.

The Smell of Peaches: Mayumi is a new mother recovering from childbirth. She prays her son will chase away the ghost haunting her dreams.

Ice Walls: Two Russian ice-sculptors compete in the annual ice-sculpting competition in Harbin, China. Will Katinka and Aleksei finally overcome their rivalry and be friends?

The Waiting World: From behind the veil between worlds, a man watches his beloved wife celebrate his birthday at Matsumoto Castle.

The Wind Blew the Wrong Way: Junko is turning thirty. While visiting her favorite temple in Kyoto, she has a second chance with an old lover, but will fate bring them together or keep them apart?

Genre: Thriller

Price: $3.94

Blurb: Nick Hunter used to be a contract killer. Now he’s cut all links to his former lifestyle and can at last relax and live a normal life. He settles down to married life. He has a son. He adores his little family. Unbeknown to him, shadows from his past step forward to shatter his short-lived peace. His wife is dead, his four-year old son kidnapped and it looks like someone is trying to frame him for murder. Under pressure, broken, is there anything Nick wouldn’t do to rescue his son? Would he kill the villains, despite the promise to himself to stop his life of crime? Would he kill innocents? Would he hurt the people he loves most in his need to protect his son? A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat read that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Price: $3.10

Blurb: A funny, hot, and sexy new release from N.M. Silber

Once upon a time two lawyers fell in love across a courtroom …
Gabrielle Ginsberg was a public defender with plenty of nerve and Braden Pierce was an assistant district attorney with a whole lot of swagger. Gabrielle wanted Braden and Braden wanted Gabrielle.
And Cameron wanted Gabrielle.
And Marla wanted Braden.
And Cole wanted Gabrielle.
And Mrs. Mason wanted Braden.
And an anonymous letter writer wanted to keep Gabrielle and Braden apart.
Together Gabrielle and Braden discovered many important things, like which doors at the courthouse actually locked, and that desks could be useful for more than writing. They also found out that the path of love was not always smooth, and it was sometimes tread upon by some really wacky people, like a confused fanny grabber, an eighty-two year old pothead and a gentleman who threw a wine and cheese party in his pants. Could true love overcome a lack of privacy, interference by jealous rivals and the insanity of the criminal court system?

NOTICE: This book contains explicit descriptions of sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for readers over the age of eighteen.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Price: $2.99

Blurb: After literally bumping into a gorgeous stranger, Mackenzie succumbs to a night of passion with him. When she wakes up, he’s gone. But that’s only the start. Three years later, the stranger, Drew, shows up—and she’s pissed.

Drew isn’t all he seems, either. An evil greater than he can battle alone wants something that belongs to both Mackenzie and himself. Their daughter. They fight to find a way to keep Drew’s master from taking Sophie, while battling his fellow soul brokers who are fighting for their freedom.

Unable to defeat his master alone, Drew asks his father for help. Will they survive long enough for his deal to be brokered? Or will they succumb to the evil of Drew’s master?

As always, I hope you do decide to pick some of these great books up – if not all! – and hopefully enjoy them! Remember, an indie author puts a lot of work into a book that will cost less than that coffee and chocolate bar you were going to pick up – yes, I know! – and it’s going to leave you with that happy feeling for an awful lot longer. Plus you get to go back to it if you really loved it, and you’re never going to make that chocolate bar come back. So go on, grab one of them before your sugar craving kicks in. 😉

Feature Friday – Soul Broker By Tina Pollick!

Hello there, everyone! 🙂 Yes, yes…what happened to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? In a word, WORK. Ugh, right? But it has to be done. But not to worry, next week, normal service will be resumed. And today is normally Focus Friday, but one of the authors through Moon Rose Publishing has released her newest book today, so it’s Feature Friday for one time only. 😉 Enjoy!

Welcome to the blog tour of Soul Broker! This awesome novella is being published through Moon Rose Publishing  on the 23rd August 2013, and is an amazing ride. A demon, a soul broker, and a witch with attitude, you’ll be hooked from the first page! Scroll down to find out more, and get ready to add this to your summer reading!

 

The Blurb!

After literally bumping into a gorgeous stranger, Mackenzie succumbs to a night of passion with him. When she wakes up, he’s gone. But that’s only the start. Three years later, the stranger, Drew, shows up—and she’s pissed.

Drew isn’t all he seems, either. An evil greater than he can battle alone wants something that belongs to both Mackenzie and himself. Their daughter. They fight to find a way to keep Drew’s master from taking Sophie, while battling his fellow soul brokers who are fighting for their freedom.

Unable to defeat his master alone, Drew asks his father for help. Will they survive long enough for his deal to be brokered? Or will they succumb to the evil of Drew’s master?

More About The Author

 tinapollick

When Tina Pollick isn’t writing paranormal romance about Heavenly hunks, and smart, sassy women, this RN enjoys a quiet home life with her husband, children, two horses, two dogs, cat, chickens, guineas. Well, sort of quiet.

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Interview with Cassidy Kingston

Well today I have my first interview with author, Cassidy Kingston! Cassidy is a married mother of three with multiple degrees in subjects that relate nothing to what she writes about. She loves animals,books and chocolate. (who doesn’t?) She currently lives somewhere in the great state of Alabama where she tries really hard not to melt during the summer. She is a self proclaimed geek and a southern belle that loves writing about things that make other southern belles blush. She currently has two novellas out; Taste of Love, and Scent of Desire.

 

Hi Cassidy, it’s nice to have you here, welcome to my blog.

Thanks for having me!

 

Okay, random question first, you say you are a self-proclaimed geek, what is the geekiest thing you own or do? 🙂

A few weeks ago my oldest son had to do an assignment for biology. He needed to draw an animal and label it with its scientific name and common name. Well, he was getting ready to get on the computer. I was reading a book and stopped reading and said, “Well you can use the ring necked snake, diadophas puntatus. Or the American bullfrog Bufo Americana…or the spotted salamander Ambystoma maculatum.” I looked up from my book and my entire family was staring at me with their mouths hanging open.  Then my husband said, “Who the hell knows that kind of stuff off the top of their head?” My oldest son replied, “a geek, that’s who.” By the way, he used the ring necked snake and got a 100 on the project, so having a geeky mom paid off.

I also love going to Dragon *Con (I’ll be there this year so look for me) and I plan on dressing up this year as a steampunk vampire. And this past weekend I dressed my youngest son in a Marvel tee shirt and made the whole family take me to see The Avengers for mother’s day.

 

Well, that’s certainly better than getting a card with too much glitter on it! So first real question, why did you decide to start writing?

I’ve always loved to read, and a few years ago my husband and I were talking and I mentioned that since I read so much, maybe I could write something. He kind of smirked and said, “Ok honey whatever you want to do.” I started writing a little here and there when I had time but never felt I was actually doing anything worth reading. At the time I was writing a YA thriller. Once I started writing paranormal erotic romances it all just clicked. My husband was shocked when I got my first contract and almost passed out when I got the next two. I call him my “nonbeliever”. He was always supportive; he just thought it was a hobby that would never go anywhere.

 

That’s brilliant, it just shows you that if you keeping going at something, you will get there. So what did you do before you got immersed into the world of vampires and demons? 

I don’t think there was a time I wasn’t into the paranormal. In high school I did my Senior book report on Carrie…and presented it the day before prom.

Haha, I bet that got a few raised eyebrows! 🙂

I’ve always watched horror movies and my favorite author is and always will be Stephen King. My most recent obsession (according to my family it is an obsession) is True Blood. I have a table in my very nicely decorated “Formal” living room that is full of magazines with True Blood covers. Not to mention the two bottles of Tru Blood on my dresser in my bedroom. There are many other paranormal creatures in my stories its not just vampires and demons. In the series there will also be an angel of death, and psychic and a shape shifter. And maybe a siren…not sure on that one yet.

 

Well, who doesn’t need a few bottles of Tru-Blood on their dresser-you never know who might drop by! Where do you get your ideas from?

I got the idea for my current series of short stories when I overheard a group of teenage girls talking about how it would be “totally awesome” to be a vampire. So I wrote the story of Laken and how much she was disappointed that being a vampire was not what the books and movies promised. Since I named that short story Taste of Love I decided to do one based on each of the five senses. My second story, Scent of Desire actually was started a few years ago as a story of a teenage serial killer. I’ve always had a very vivid imagination so I always have strange ideas floating around in my head. It can be kinda scary at times.

 

I know what you mean, those voices can get kind of loud…err….*ahem* I mean, are there any people from real life sneaked in as characters into your novels?

There are a few people from my real life in my works. Some characters have physical attributes of people I know and some just have their names. Hayden from Taste of Love is named after one of my sons’ coaches. And Callie from my third short story Touch of Pleasure (out in August) is named after one of my best friends. I will leave it a mystery as to who I base the physical descriptions on. I don’t need everyone know who I’m checking out for my characters.

 

Of course not! But if you ever see Cassidy staring at you and scribbling down notes, you know what she is doing. *winks* *Cassidy shakes her head profusely in horror, and stares out of the window* Okay, okay, I was only kidding. Moving on, your latest book, Scent of Desire, sounds really interesting; could you tell us a little more about it?

Well as I said earlier, it actually started out as a teenage serial killer story. But I fell in love with the idea of a scent tracker demon and decided it needed an adult spin. Aiden is a scent tracker demon, meaning he can track people by their scent. He can smell people’s emotions. He is hired to find a young woman who has run away because she is being framed for the murder of her ex fiancé. Once he finds Alden her scents really draw him to her. The one thing I loved about writing this short story was developing the scent tracker demon. The idea that emotions have smells really interested me.  I’m working on an idea for a novel length story using scent tracker demons.

 

I love that idea; sort of like the idea of people who can see colours when they hear sounds. So where can we find your books?

They are available though my publisher at www.torridbooks.com you can also find them for Kindle at Amazon, for the Nook at Barnes and Noble and on All Romance Ebooks.

 

What can we expect to see from you in the future? Any more books in the mill?

There will be a total of five short stories in my “Five Senses” Series. Touch of Pleasure will be out in August and Sound of Passion and Vision of Ecstasy do not have release dates yet. I have a novella on submission and am currently working on a novel length contemporary Romance…and that is giving me fits, I’m sure it will end up with some paranormal aspect to it. And you can always follow me on Twitter to keep up with what I have going on. I am very active on there.

 

One last question, who would easily be hotter-vampires? or demons?

Well I am totally a vampire girl, I would easily leave my husband if Eric Northman was real (and was actually Alexander Skarsgard) … but I do love my scent tracker demon….

 

You can find out more about Cassidy Kingston on Facebook and on her blog. Thank you for being here, Cassidy, it’s been great talking to you, I hope you can come back soon. And keep an eye out for Eric….;)