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November 18, 2017


Lily Luchesi

I was excited to be invited to join this set because it celebrates one thing: DIVERSITY. I grew up in a diverse household, run by women during a time when female empowerment wasn’t nearly what it is today. My mother’s family hails from Sicily and Italy, and my father’s side is Irish and Native American (from the Seminole tribe). I identify as bisexual. Growing up in Chicago, I knew everyone, of every race and religion you can imagine. The real world is a brilliant place filled with billions of unique individuals, yet there are times when they seem to be seldom represented in urban fantasy fiction.


This was an opportunity for me, personally, to show the diversity of Chicago, and how people of many different races, religions, and backgrounds can defy the odds and band together not despite their differences, but because of them.


Growing up, being Sicilian and Native American, my eyes looked almost Japanese, and people used to whisper to my mother, “Is she Asian?” like it was some sort of scandal. My grandmother was extremely dark-skinned, so much that she looked biracial with her big dark eyes and gorgeous ink-colored afro (she didn’t dye or process it, it just looked that way). The treatment she received when shopping in Marshall Field’s (that’s Macy’s now) was disgusting. The treatment my family still receives is awful. We’ve literally been followed by skinheads, especially living in Los Angeles as we do now.


As a child, I never knew what skin color really was to some people. I knew people came from different countries and therefore looked different. They had different holidays, different traditions, all of which my public school taught us about openly. It wasn’t until I was in second grade, where my Muslim friend’s older sister was sent home from school because she wore her hijab in class. That was my first taste of racism in any form, and it stayed with me till this day.


I was chased around my mall by three huge guys for wearing a LGBT+ t-shirt. I’ve been called every name you can call a Latinx person (because I live in LA with dark hair and eyes, so I must be from Mexico, right? Ugh.)


Rereading this, it seems almost disjointed, and for that I apologize, but I am not rewriting it. I don’t live in a monochrome world. My world has color and vibrancy and is bursting with so much life. I go outside and I will literally see these races within ten minutes: Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Guatemalan, El Salvadorian, African-American, European, Greek, Filipino, Thai…and you know what? I love it. That’s my world. That’s OUR world.


And if our world can have that kind of diversity, why can’t our books? Our films? Our everything? When I plotted Soul Syndicate (two years before Faith and I would start to work on it) the plot was meant to have people of all races and backgrounds, to showcase diversity. This boxed set wasn’t even being plotted at that time, but I knew this was a story I needed to write. I am so happy that it has a home here, with other like-minded tales and authors.


Please help support us in our effort to diversify urban fantasy!



ABOUT LILY


Lily Luchesi is the award-winning author of the bestselling Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.


She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.


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A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark.


Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe.


SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars.


From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.


Including stories from…

Lori Titus

Kris Austen Radcliffe

USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens

Paul C Middleton and Lee Hayton

Rita Stradling

Eva Pohler

Lily Luchesi & Faith Marlow

M.R. Graham

Award-Winning author Carmen Fox

Tina Glasneck

Sedona Venez

J.N. Colon

Cheri Winters

USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon

RJ Blain

USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren

Amy Evans

Catherine Banks

Award-Winning author V.A. Dold

Dylan Keefer

Award-Winning author Ali Cross

Michel Prince

Danny Bell

Tiana Laveen


Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today – before it disappears forever!



 


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Published on November 18, 2017 14:13

November 11, 2017


Alex Owens

Diversity isn’t just a nice ideal. It isn’t just something to celebrate and strive towards. No, it’s also a genetic certainty– one that is definable and indisputable. Diversity is fact. And I can’t help but think that if more people realized that, there would be less of an us-against-them mentality in the world and more of the good stuff.


If people acknowledged the interconnectedness of our diverse genetic history– our SHARED history– then maybe, just maybe, acceptance and tolerance would be more prevalent.


Diversity is a fact, wonderfully writ upon our own genetic makeup.


But that means little until we acknowledge the truth behind that statement. Until we open up and talk about it, until we fling open the doors presented by our own D.N.A, until we allow our history to bear witness to the rich genetic makeup of who we are as human beings.


So let me start by flinging open my own personal doors.


On the surface, I’m not what most would consider terribly diverse. White. Female. Naturally blonde and blue eyed. But like a book, I don’t wish to be solely judged on my cover.  My life and my history tell a much more complex story.


I am adopted. And while a part of me will always feel like something is missing, I am fortunate in that I have information about where I came from. I’ve got a good chunk of Italian genes lurking within me. But that isn’t all. If my math is correct, I could be as much as 25% Italian, 25% Irish, 12% German and 25% Native American.


I didn’t learn any of this until well into adulthood, so one could argue that being adopted (without definable lineage) that I knew nothing. I could be from anywhere. I was nobody, while at the same time I was everyone.


That non-knowledge freed me in a way. I was curious of the big wide world around me. I was open to new ideas and differing religions, cultures. I wanted to be a part of something, and I was. The human race.


In my current life I try to be a decent human first, who’s open to learning more about our collective human experience. I have relatives from Peru now, and because of that I became interested in the history and culture of Peruvian people. The main character in my first book series is bisexual. I’m currently writing a novel that features a Native American main character. I’ve taken college courses on World Religions just for the knowledge, it didn’t count at all towards my degree. I have friends of varying backgrounds, races and sexual orientations.


I don’t care if someone is gay or straight, white, black or purple. If you’re a decent human being, we can be friends. After all, we all have that double-helix inside, cobbled together over more years than we know. We are all radically diverse. We are all human.


With that said, I’m interested to know more about my own personal genetic makeup, so I’ve ordered a D.N.A kit for myself AND I’d like to give one lucky person the chance to find a little bit more about themselves as well.


I’ve set up a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win:


1) An Ancestory DNA kit


2) A $25 Amazon giftcard


3) A $10 Amazon giftcard


So enter to win here today ——> Ancestry DNA & Amazon Giftcard Giveaway


 



ABOUT ALEX OWENS


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Born in the Deep South and raised right over the Mason Dixon line, Alex grew up feeling unsure where she belonged. That is, until she met up with a traveling Freak Show one fine day. Now she celebrates the unusual and appreciates how interesting life can be when you (ahem) open yourself to unique situations.


Residing in coastal Virginia, Alex spends her days wrangling words and children, and on occasion a sassy cat (or three), a bull-headed Labrador, or her old, cantankerous horse. Her husband has figured out that towing the line is easiest in the long run. He’s a smart man.


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A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark.


Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe.


SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars.


From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.


Including stories from…

Lori Titus

Kris Austen Radcliffe

USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens

Paul C Middleton and Lee Hayton

Rita Stradling

Eva Pohler

Lily Luchesi & Faith Marlow

M.R. Graham

Award-Winning author Carmen Fox

Tina Glasneck

Sedona Venez

J.N. Colon

Cheri Winters

USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon

RJ Blain

USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren

Amy Evans

Catherine Banks

Award-Winning author V.A. Dold

Dylan Keefer

Award-Winning author Ali Cross

Michel Prince

Danny Bell

Tiana Laveen


Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today – before it disappears forever!



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Published on November 11, 2017 16:46


Heather Marie Adkins

Earlier this year, I took a full time position working in the public relations and marketing department of a public library. And I love it! I work on a vast majority of the library’s graphic designs, as well as maintaining the website, the monthly bulletin, and various other marketing projects we run, like Staff Picks.


But by far my favorite part of my job isn’t even paid – our department runs the Best of the Year committees. We track down the hottest, buzziest books released this year, and a team of our librarians read them. At the end of the year, we make decisions on which were the best of each category. Being on our booklist committees has opened my eyes to the lack of diversity in mainstream fiction. Not because what we’re reading isn’t diverse – but because what I WAS reading before had no diversity at all.


Literary fiction and young adult fiction has exploded with the best in diverse novels, from Benjamin Alire Saenz’s gorgeous Spanish/Mexican worlds to Adam Silvera’s heartbreakingly beautiful LGBTQ fiction, and beyond. I’ve not picked up a book for these committees that didn’t celebrate some form of diversity, and they have all left me breathless.


I didn’t realize how small my reading world had become. Plain vanilla white American man-loves-woman. There’s nothing wrong with that on the surface… but there is. Because this world is so much more than that. This world is black, white, Muslim, Hindu, gay, lesbian, trans, Asian – we are SO MUCH MORE than what is portrayed in entertainment.


This long-overdue breakthrough came to me not long before Sigils & Spells became a concept. I’d always written supporting characters into my novels with different skin colors, beliefs, and sexual orientations, but it had never occurred to me that I could write a main protagonist that didn’t look like me. What do I know about being black or Latina? They say write what you know, and clearly, I couldn’t do that justice. Right?


But maybe that’s why we’ve ended up where we are, with a lack of diversity in the mainstream, while the beauty in diverse fiction flies under the radar on literary lists.


You could say, as a pagan writer who puts pagan themes and beliefs in her books, that I’m representing a minority in fiction. I represent that minority in real life, too. I’ve been spit on. Cursed to hell. Even physically assaulted. All because I’m pagan. This is so very small compared to the racism and sexism happening in our world today, but it’s my experience, which gives me a foundation of understanding that maybe someone else might not have.


Many people have embraced the beauty in diversity. We understand that inclusiveness brings people closer together, and sheds light on the importance of our similarities as humans. But there is a horribly, scarily large population that lives on the opposite end of the spectrum. They don’t believe love is love. They believe their skin color and religious beliefs make them superior.


I wanted to be a part of this set because it’s a movement I believe in. I believe love is love, and I don’t care what God or gods you worship, as long as you are a good person. I don’t think my white skin gives me any superiority over others, and I acknowledge that in parts of the world, it does give me privileges that ALL people should have.


I am a bisexual pagan female living in the American South, listening to her elders speak in racist words that make me sick to my stomach.


I believe freedom isn’t yet free. But I hope one day it will be.


After all, we’re all the same when the lights are out.



ABOUT HEATHER MARIE


Heather Marie Adkins writes too much but still too little. She also has too many cats, not enough tequila, and a torrid love affair with procrastination. She is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 25 novels.


Heather resides in north-central Kentucky with a sarcastic cop who is entirely too dependent on puns. When she’s not plotting her next story or herding felines, she works at the library.


Find her online: Facebook | Twitter | Website



A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark.


Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe.


SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars.


From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.


Including stories from…

Lori Titus

Kris Austen Radcliffe

USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens

Paul C Middleton and Lee Hayton

Rita Stradling

Eva Pohler

Lily Luchesi & Faith Marlow

M.R. Graham

Award-Winning author Carmen Fox

Tina Glasneck

Sedona Venez

J.N. Colon

Cheri Winters

USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon

RJ Blain

USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren

Amy Evans

Catherine Banks

Award-Winning author V.A. Dold

Dylan Keefer

Award-Winning author Ali Cross

Michel Prince

Danny Bell

Tiana Laveen


Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today – before it disappears forever!



 


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Published on November 11, 2017 07:11

November 7, 2017

November 4, 2017


Carmen Fox
REPRESENTATION MATTERS – Fiction without boundaries

I’m white, have no major disability to speak of, I don’t belong to any religion, and I’m as straight as a ruler. What do I know about diversity, right? I have never been stopped for driving while being black, haven’t had the indignity of being gawked at for wearing a hijab, and have been lucky not to have had a strain placed on my education by ADHD, dyslexia, or “learning while being transgender.” You’d think I’m the last person to have authority to speak on these issues.


But I do have a condition that I share with my non-white, disabled, religious and/or LGBT friends—we call it the human condition. Not only do I have the authority to speak, I have the moral obligation to do so. My family occasionally uses terms that make me cringe. They complain about the immigrant issue at home in Germany. My mother is fine with homosexuals “as long as they leave the kids alone.” My nan once tried to cure my depression with a heartfelt “buck up.” Many times we have argued about these matters, and just as many times did I stay silent only to preserve the peace. Every time I keep quiet, I feel crummy.


However, and without making excuses for their insensitive language, they have never treated anyone differently because of what they are. My uncle is gay and a welcome guest at home, my nan used to be very friendly with a Turkish lady, and a couple of years ago, my parents attended their first Muslim wedding.


Think Big


Rhetoric is important, and supporting representation of the whole spectrum on Facebook and in blogs is wonderful, but our words must be followed by action.


Sadly, I’m not much of campaigner. Who is nowadays? Just getting from my bed to my sofa takes days and a backpack full of provisions. But action doesn’t have to mean chaining yourself to police stations. Treat people fairly. If you don’t know something about being transgender or if you keep getting your terms mixed up, ask or hit the search engine. Teach your children kindness to all men, women and those you aren’t sure about. Expand your horizons every day of your life.


As for me, I’m a writer, and I express my wishes and hopes by way of the worlds I create. It doesn’t bother me that most of my main characters are white and straight. White and straight is what I know. But just as my reality is composed of more than just me, so are my worlds populated by more than carbon copies of myself. Most recently, I made the Grim Reaper black, gave his daughter her own novella, and have teamed up a wheelchair-bound woman with an alpha werewolf who loves to run.


So when, earlier this year, I was presented with the opportunity to take part in a box set to celebrate diversity, I immediately thought of Ali, an Indonesian-American gay werewolf I first conceived of more than ten years ago when I wrote Guarded. I’ve been itching to give him his own spotlight, not because he has proven such an electrifying character so far, but because I suspected a lot of confusion, humor and spunk under his tight, accountant-type demeanor.


Many more authors, including USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors, have bravely stepped up to the plate, and Sigils and Spells is the product of our efforts. These 24 stories are just as riveting as you should expect from such an illustrious ensemble of talent, and the characters as quirky, inspiring and exciting as you’d hope. Their journeys will have you at the edge of your seat and their issues will resonate with you, no matter what you are—because in the end, it’s about who you are.


You can pre-order SIGILS AND SPELLS now from the retailer of your choice. It’s only $0.99 (or equivalent). Disneyland wouldn’t give you a cold cup of coffee for that price, while SIGILS AND SPELLS offers you 24 thrilling adventure rides you can’t find anywhere else. One word of warning before the adrenaline kicks in: this is a limited edition boxed set, so buy now before you miss your chance.



ABOUT CARMEN


Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.


She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.


Expect to be kept guessing.


Find her online: Facebook | Twitter | Website



A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark.


Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe.


SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars.


From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.


Including stories from…

Lori Titus

Kris Austen Radcliffe

USA Today bestselling authors Heather Marie Adkins and Alex Owens

Paul C Middleton and Lee Hayton

Rita Stradling

Eva Pohler

Lily Luchesi & Faith Marlow

M.R. Graham

Award-Winning author Carmen Fox

Tina Glasneck

Sedona Venez

J.N. Colon

Cheri Winters

USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon

RJ Blain

USA Today bestselling author Cate Farren

Amy Evans

Catherine Banks

Award-Winning author V.A. Dold

Dylan Keefer

Award-Winning author Ali Cross

Michel Prince

Danny Bell

Tiana Laveen


Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today – before it disappears forever!



 


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October 31, 2017


Victoria Woodhull, American stockbroker. Alongside her sister Tennessee, she set up Wall Street’s first female-owned brokerage company in 1870 and made a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange. She was also the first woman to run for US president; I don’t need to tell you how that race worked out, for her or any other woman who’s attempted it since.



USA Today Bestselling Author. CEO CHBB Publishing and Producer with Lovebites Films. Favorite Things: Twizzlers, Flipflops, Earl Grey, and the Oxford Comma. Find out more about her at www.chbbpublishing.com.

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Ink

“It’s a good day to die.” My mother holds my arm fiercely. “But as you grieve for me, listen for the voices. Then, you must get the ink.”


Sparrow stumbles between two worlds, light and dark, love and hate, what is real and what is in her mind.


When her mother dies on the Reservation, Sparrow’s world is shadowed with anger and narrowed by pain. The voices arrive, but are they real? And how can a tattoo make her stronger?



Ink is EXCLUSIVE to…

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22 Kickass Heroines.


22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy Novels.


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Do you like your leading ladies to save the day… or raze it?


No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 20 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!


If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then you’re ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy collection!


Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today!


…but remember: no damsels allowed!


This killer line up includes:


New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes

New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak

Award-Winning author Bec McMaster

USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins

USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion

USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis

Award-Winning author Rene Folsom

USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules

LJ Andrews

Louisa Klein

USA Today Bestselling Author Melle Amade

Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris

Award-Winning author Kim Cleary

Maria Monroe

Christina Walker

USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens

Award-Winning author D.D. Miers

Gina A. Watson

USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton

Elise Marion

Award-Winning author Carly Fall


Preorder Heroines & Hellions today before it’s gone forever!


    


 


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October 27, 2017


The most badass woman I know is my best friend, Rebecca. Aside from the fact that she hunts and fishes to put food on the table for her family, she also keeps her cool when life has other plans and threatens to tear down her resolve. Through thick and thin, her and I will always be close, accepting each other for the heroines we are as individuals as well as the hellions we become as a team.



Residing in sunny Florida, Rene Folsom is a contemporary and paranormal romance author, providing stories that ratchet up your heart rate and take you on a journey. Find out more at renefolsom.com.

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Frigid

With the struggle to hone her powers as an elemental half-breed, Kirsi learns what it means to protect her heart all while keeping the town of Relic safe from dark enemies who seek to usurp the supernatural of the world.



Frigid is EXCLUSIVE to…

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22 Kickass Heroines.


22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy Novels.


And 0 Damsels in Distress.


Do you like your leading ladies to save the dayÖ or raze it?


No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 22 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!


If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then youíre ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy collection!


Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today!


Öbut remember: no damsels allowed!


This killer line up includes:


New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes

New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak

Award-Winning author Bec McMaster

USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins

USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion

USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis

Award-Winning author Rene Folsom

USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules

LJ Andrews

Louisa Klein

USA Today Bestselling Author Melle Amade

Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris

Award-Winning author Kim Cleary

Maria Monroe

Christina Walker

USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens

Award-Winning author D.D. Miers

Gina A. Watson

USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton

Elise Marion

Award-Winning author Carly Fall


    


 


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October 24, 2017


Scarlett O’hara. She was flawed, selfish, spoiled, and yet, she survived war and destitution. Sure, she used eyebrow-raising methods to accomplish her goals, but it was her determination and will to survive that made her one badass heroine. It’s no coincidence that my heroine in Dead Witches Don’t Talk is named after her.

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October 20, 2017


Carrie L. Wells, author, professor, and my bff.



Steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, Melanie Karsak is the NY Times Bestselling author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, The Burnt Earth Series, The Celtic Blood Series and Steampunk Fairy Tales. Find out more at melaniekarsak.com.

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NO DAMSELS ALLOWED!


22 Kickass Heroines.


22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy Novels.


And 0 Damsels in Distress.


Do you like your leading ladies to save the dayÖ or raze it?


No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 22 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!


If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then youíre ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy collection!


Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today!


Öbut remember: no damsels allowed!


This killer line up includes:


New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes

New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak

Award-Winning author Bec McMaster

USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins

USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion

USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis

Award-Winning author Rene Folsom

USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules

LJ Andrews

Louisa Klein

USA Today Bestselling Author Melle Amade

Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris

Award-Winning author Kim Cleary

Maria Monroe

Christina Walker

USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens

Award-Winning author D.D. Miers

Gina A. Watson

USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton

Elise Marion

Award-Winning author Carly Fall


    


 


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October 17, 2017


So, saying that a nun is “badass” might seem strange or even irreverent. But one of the women I consider really badass is Mother Teresa. While she didn’t run around with a bow and arrow taking down vicious criminals, she was hard core in a different way. To dedicate one’s entire life to other people, to literally and physically picking them up off the street and helping them, is so different from what most people do that it is a form of rebelliousness. A beautiful, gritty, painful, glorious existence. And that? That’s really badass.



Maria Monroe writes contemporary romance novels. She lives outside Chicago with her amazing husband, three kids, and lots of animals. Find out more at www.graffitifiction.com.

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The City Stalker

Theadora Rose captures cryptids for a living. When she’s not out chasing vicious and mythological creatures, she likes to be alone. Her coffee’s always black. Her liquor’s always straight. And her men get kicked out well before morning.


But when her new assignment is to track and catch a vampire, her world turns upside down. He’s not human. But he’s close enough that the line seems blurred. And for the first time ever, her prey makes her heart pound, and not just from adrenaline.


She’ll fight him. And she’ll win. But suddenly everything she took for granted is a mirage. In this new world, nobody can be trusted, and danger lurks everywhere.



The City Stalker is EXCLUSIVE to…

NO DAMSELS ALLOWED!


22 Kickass Heroines.


22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy Novels.


And 0 Damsels in Distress.


Do you like your leading ladies to save the dayÖ or raze it?


No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 22 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!


If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then youíre ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy collection!


Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today!


Öbut remember: no damsels allowed!


This killer line up includes:


New York Times bestselling authors Margo Bond Collins & Erin Hayes

New York Times bestselling author Monica Corwin

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak

Award-Winning author Bec McMaster

USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins

USA Today bestselling author Jade Kerrion

USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis

Award-Winning author Rene Folsom

USA Today bestselling author Michelle Hercules

LJ Andrews

Louisa Klein

USA Today Bestselling Author Melle Amade

Award-Winning author Ashley C. Harris

Award-Winning author Kim Cleary

Maria Monroe

Christina Walker

USA Today bestselling author Alex Owens

Award-Winning author D.D. Miers

Gina A. Watson

USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton

Elise Marion

Award-Winning author Carly Fall


    


 


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