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August 18, 2015

The last guy on earth is the last person she expects. Will she give up her dream guy to save the world?
Juliette Lewis is going nowhere fast. Responsible for the care of her disabled mom, she faces a life of working at Save ‘N Shop and stalking Gale Williams, a hunky movie star, on Twitter. While all of her friends are getting ready for college, she’s memorizing produce codes.
Her future changes when an asteroid hits her campsite and she finds an alien rune in the wreckage. Two days later, everyone on Earth disappears. But, she’s not alone. Besides the pale beings stalking her, there’s one person who survived, and it’s the last person she’d expect--Gale Williams.
Together they have to save the Earth before humans become a lost memory. But, can she hide her secret infatuation? Will she give up her dream guy to save the world?

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Published on August 18, 2015 06:25 • 51 views

March 24, 2015

The God of War is about to discover love…

At the wedding of two Greek gods, Kaye Underhill is the only mortal in a sea of scantily clad nymphs and fickle satyrs. And worse — she’s dateless. The only bright side is the hot, muscled hunkiness of the God of War, who’s seated next to her. But there’s no way Kaye could ever grab a god’s attention… Is there?

Ares is in big trouble. A vengeful witch curses him, and the first person he touches will steal his strengths, while he receives their weaknesses. When Kaye trips, Ares catches her and poof! His powers disappear, and Kaye suddenly has the strength and coordination of a Greek god. To break the curse and regain his powers, Ares must get Kaye to fall in love with him.

But for the god who makes war, making love presents a whole new set of problems…

Early Reviews: 

"A light fun read with laugh out loud moments." --Marta Cox
"A delightful mix of fantasy and humor with characters that were easy to like" -- Denise Van Plew
"A strong story and an enchanting, feel good read." --Talking Books
Information:Title: Ares’ Temptation
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 183 pages
Release Date: March 2015
ISBN: 978-1-63375-249-8
Imprint: Covet

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Published on March 24, 2015 03:30 • 68 views

February 10, 2015

Once upon a Nightmare: A Collection Information
Title: Once upon a Nightmare: A CollectionAuthor: Cherie ReichGenre: Paranormal Horror/ThrillerRelease Date: April 2015Cover Art: Amygdala Design
Book Description: A monster hunts us. After hibernating for a decade, it’s ravenous. We long to stop this nightmare, but the end of the road is far. There is no waking up once a legend sets its sights on you.
Disappearances every ten or so years make little impact on the small town of New Haven, Virginia. Hikers get lost. Hunters lose the trail. Even when a body is discovered, the inhabitants’ memories last about as long as the newspaper articles.
No one connects the cases. No one notices the disappearances go back beyond Civil War times. No one believes a legendary monster roams the forests in Southwestern Virginia.
I don’t either until the truck breaks down on an old mountain trail. Cell phones won’t work in this neck of the woods. It’s amazing how much a person can see by starlight alone. So what if we can’t feel our fingers or toes as we hike toward the main road. How many more miles left to go?
Hear that noise?
About the Author: Cherie Reich has more books than she can ever read and more ideas than she can ever write, but that doesn't stop this bookworm from trying, even if it means trying to curb her TV addiction. She is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the paranormal horror collection Once upon a Nightmare and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is the vice president of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information about her and her work, please visit her website and blog.
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Published on February 10, 2015 21:30 • 53 views

December 18, 2014

I'd like to thank Romance Blog Hops for this wonderful Winter Romance Blog Hop to warm up these cold December nights! This blog hop is for all romance authors of every kind, so you will get a great selection of books to win!

I'm giving away my Fantasy Romance, Minstrel's Serenade, published by Lyrical/Kensington. Even though this is a sweet romance, there are a few scenes which should warm up your cold nights!

He’s sworn to protect her, but can he save her from himself? 

Danika Rubystone has hated the minstrels ever since her mother ran away with one. As Princess, she’s duty bound to marry Valorian, a minstrel from the House of Song. But problems in the kingdom are mounting. With her father dead she’s the sole heir to an imperiled throne, and wyverns attack Ebonvale’s southern shores. But after Danika finds a lone survivor of a wyvern’s attack who holds the key to protecting the kingdom and she finally meets the enchantingly sly Valorian, everything changes. 

As Ebonvale’s Royal Guard sails with the minstrels to smite the uprising of wyverns, Danika dances a line between sticking by duty like her father, or following her wild heart like her mother.
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Published on December 18, 2014 21:00 • 71 views

December 9, 2014

As the daughter of multimillionaires, Jennifer has everything she's ever needed, except time. Diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer, she has six months to live, and her dreams of working for National Geographic to save African elephants and polar bears are shattered. Her only hope is an experimental cryogenic freezing program, which will keep her in stasis until doctors can find a cure.

The cure comes three hundred years too late, and she wakes to a futuristic world where animals are all but forgotten. Descendants of her brother adopt her, and she's thrown back into high school. Exara, the class beauty, calls Jenny the Neanderthal girl, and she becomes more of a sideshow than a member of the senior class. Only Exara's gorgeous boyfriend, Maxim, sympathizes with her.

Her developing feelings for Maxim are only the beginning of her problems. There aren't any more animals to save, so Jenny involves herself with a rebel group called the Timesurfers, explorers searching the galaxy for another planet to inhabit to clone long-dead animal species. She must choose between her blossoming feelings for Maxim and her lifelong dream.

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Published on December 09, 2014 22:00 • 45 views

December 8, 2014

Four Ways Short Fiction Will Make You a Better Writerby Cherie Reich
It seems like some writers balk at the thought of writing short fiction. They insist they write novels and can’t write a short story because it always ends up into a novel. I say anyone can learn to write short fiction and can learn from writing short fiction.
Although novel-length works and short stories seem quite different and are in several ways, they also display similarities. They usually have characters, theme, and plot, but a novel is spread throughout time, a short story is a mere moment. With a novel, you can explore the characters in a greater depth through subplots. A short story is more focused with usually one plot and limited characters.
When I started writing novels, I heard it was good to bulk up your writing résumé by writing short stories. As I was writing and submitting short fiction to magazines and anthologies, I ventured into flash fiction. I noticed when I went back to writing novels that my writing was more concise and leaner. I was learning what was important and what wasn’t.
So how can writing short fiction help you? Let me list some ways it’s helped me.
1. Be concise. With a limited number of words, you learn what is really important.2. Practice makes perfect or, at least, better. Have trouble with dialogue? Focus on a dialogue-heavy story. My weakness was descriptions, so I worked on writing description-heavy flash fiction that focused on a setting.3. Think small. By focusing on one plot or a character’s growth through a scene, I was able to figure out how to move the story in a shorter time period, which helped transition to writing scenes in a novel.4. Experiment. Short fiction allows you to try different genres or ways to write without fear. It’s much easier to throw away a thousand words of something that’s not working than eighty thousand.
Have you written a short story?
Check out Cherie's Collection of Fantastic Short Stories!!!

The kingdom hangs in the balance.
War threatens Foxwick on all sides.
The dreaded Shadowlands gains more souls. From the shrouded trees in Greymist Forest to the arid Blackden Barrens, monsters roam in search of their next victim. Sirens lure ships beneath Merrilea Sea. In cold and snowy Wintermill, royals plot to claim Foxwick as their own, even if they must use dragons and sorcery. Marriage between Foxwick’s king and Lochhollow’s princess creates a perilous alliance. Although brave Valdale will come to Foxwick’s aid, the cost may be more than a true friend can stomach.
Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.
Add on Goodreads here.Available in print and e-formats!To purchase: Amazon | Google Play | Nook| Other Retailers
Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Once Upon a Nightmare, a science fantasy collection titled Fall of Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.

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Published on December 08, 2014 21:00 • 43 views

December 5, 2014

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December 3, 2014

Out on 4th DecemberBook 1, #LoveLondon Series; Skating at Somerset House by Nikki Moore

There’s nothing Holly Winterlake loves more than Christmas and skating, so working as an Ice Marshall at London's Somerset House is a dream come true.
Noel Summerford hates the festive season and is a disaster on the ice, so taking his godson to Somerset House is his idea of the nightmare before Christmas!
Things are bound to get interesting when these two collide…
With a forty foot Christmas tree, an assortment of well meaning friends and relatives, and a mad chocolate Labrador, will this festive season be one to remember … or forget?
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More books in the #LoveLondon series coming soon!
Released over December 14 to May 15 by HarperImpulse;
Bk 2, New Year at The Ritz (Short Story)Bk 3, Valentine's on Primrose Hill (Short Story)Bk 4, Cocktails in Chelsea (Short Story)Bk 5, Strawberries at Wimbledon (Short Story)Bk 6, Picnics in Hyde Park, (Novel)
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November 30, 2014

Christmas at Thorncliff TowersA Cursed Princes NovellaMarina Myles
ISBN: 9781601832863Release Date: November 24, 2014
Book Description:
The Werewolf’s Servant
Thorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what’s inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved—and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive…
Constantin has always been drawn to Karina’s dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety—even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart…

About the Author: Marina Myles’s love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale. During her college days, she received degrees in English Literature and Communications—and enjoyed the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Now that she lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she hasn’t left her glamorous life behind completely. After all, she gets to divide her time between her loving family, her loyal Maltese, and worlds filled with fiery—but not easily attained—love affairs.
Visit her at!/marinaauthor

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Published on November 30, 2014 21:00 • 4 views

November 23, 2014

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The Hunted WizardWhen Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted.Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls.But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…

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RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband, and obeys the commands of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.

Favorite Books & Series

In no particular order:

Anne McCaffrey's Pern
Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar & Gryphon Series
Jim Butcher's Codex Alera
Brandon Sanderson's Elantris
Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega & Dragon Bones
Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

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Published on November 23, 2014 21:00 • 49 views