Indie Author Spotlight – C.L. Schneider unveils the cover to her new book!

It’s Author Spotlight time! This time I’m helping my friend and fellow HMS Slush Brain crew member C.L. Schneider reveal the cover to her latest book. Read on and learn more about Nite Fire: Flash Point…

I’m excited to share with you the cover for my upcoming release! After completing the Crown of Stones Trilogy last year, I wanted to do something different. And this series is it! Flash Point is the 1st book in The Nite Fire Series, a fast-paced, entertaining urban fantasy full of action and mystery. Nite Fire centers on the character of Dahlia Nite, a shapeshifting creature-hunter from a parallel world—ruled by dragons.

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Indie Author Spotlight – Adam Dreece brings us ‘The Man of Cloud 9’

Every once in a while I like to showcase my fellow indie authors. Today I shine the spotlight on someone who has been a great mentor to me, as well as a good friend. Let’s learn a little more about Adam Dreece and his latest book, ‘The Man of Cloud 9’…

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“Few people know that when the solar flare burned the middle states, Niko nearly abandoned his dream. Imagine that for a moment. There would have been no NanoClouds, no hero bringing about an era of innovation, no one reminding our broken nation that it could heal. We would have stayed in the shadow of the past, instead of rising and casting our own.” Phoebe took a steadying breath and smiled. The crowd waited patiently.

“I got to know Niko,” she continued, “right after the Flare. He was so passionate about his vision. And each and every day he was urged by those in authority to drop it. His life would have been so much easier if he had, but he wouldn’t, he couldn’t. That’s not… wasn’t Niko.” A sorrowful laugh escaped. “Not at all.” Continue reading “Indie Author Spotlight – Adam Dreece brings us ‘The Man of Cloud 9’”

Indie Author Spotlight – The Secret by Karen Mossman

The Indie Author Spotlight is back! This week we shine the light on Karen Mossman and her book, “The Secret”

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This book is **Free** May 25th-26th-27th! Get your copy at Mybook.to/TS

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Author Spotlight: The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain

Today I’m featuring fellow indie author D.M. Cain, and the new edition of her fabulous book, The Phoenix Project

The brand new edition of dystopian, psychological thriller The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain will be re-released on December 11th. Originally published in May 2014, this new Booktrope edition has had a complete editing overhaul plus a stunning new cover design.

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The book will be available to buy from a wide range of digital and paperback distributors, including Amazon:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Author: D.M. Cain
Title: The Phoenix Project
Genre: Psychological thriller/Dark thriller/Dystopian
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Author Spotlight – Nuttycracker Sweet by Megan O’Russell

Author: Megan O’Russell
Book: Nuttycracker Sweet
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Fiery Seas Publishing
Release Date: December 8, 2015

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Pointe shoes, tutus, and a snowy road trip with the man she hates. What could possibly go wrong? Continue reading “Author Spotlight – Nuttycracker Sweet by Megan O’Russell”

Author Spotlight – Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos

Today I’m spotlighting indie author Christie Stratos and her latest book, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

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A pair of eyes underlined in weary darkness and punctuated with a knowing stare. These are not the normal eyes of a newborn baby. Abigail Delilah is the firstborn of three Whitestone children – and she is the most regretted.

But is it really her fault?

She can’t help that the revelation of Father’s wretched secret coincides with her birth. She can’t help the fear she feels during Mother’s psychological – and physical – assaults. As the shadows grow stronger over her soul and the noose of pain tightens around her neck, Abigail will find out which is stronger: her family’s wicked assumptions about her or her true self.

Take your first step into the Dark Victoriana Collection with Anatomy of a Darkened Heart.

Multi-layered with motifs, symbolism, and psychological depth, this tale of dark Victoriana will appeal to the literary reader and the leisure reader alike, combining key facets of several popular genres. And don’t be afraid to get addicted – the collection continues exploring the intertwining threads that weave together the complex tapestry of the Whitestone legacy. Continue reading “Author Spotlight – Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos”

Author Spotlight / Book Release – Anaerfell

Today I’m spotlighting the latest release from authors Joshua Robertson & J.C. Boyd. Enjoy this preview of “Anaerfell”.

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Drast, cunning but reckless, is on the hunt for admiration. Tyran, calculating but tactless, is in search of affection. Bound by a friendship thicker than blood, the two brothers have been hardened by their father’s ambitions. Drast and Tyran are forced to set aside their own hopes and dreams during their struggle to fulfill their father’s desire for immortality. The two will face skin-switchers and dragons, ultimately leading to a final clash with Wolos, God of the Dead.

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Erzebeth convulsed. Her fur and skin shedding away while she wheeled about on the ground in agony. The bones readjusted and organs reset from beast to human. Where a beast had stood was now the naked figure of Erzebeth. Cuts and scratches patterned her body, but none were fatal.
Tyran had no place for modesty. The Vucari woman, within the privacy of the ice dome, struggled to her feet. Again, her dark eyes met his own, filled with compassion.
“You need to be put down, young Red.” Her voice was calm as her feet crossed in front of one another, closing the distance between them. “Your power is greater than any I have seen before, even from the Anshedar.”
“What?” Tyran said, forehead wrinkled with confusion. He had never heard of the race before, whether beast or otherwise.
“You are like a rabid dog, young Red. You are the perfect companion, loyal, and possibly even loving somewhere deep inside,” Erzebeth bit her lip. Her breasts, barely covered by her dark hair, touched the front of his chest. She halted her feet. “But, you are tainted by a disease that is stronger than the goodness in you. You cannot be left to live in this world, or you will corrupt every living thing around you.”
Tyran tilted his chin, lips parting. His free hand touched her pale skin, as whitish as the ice fortress that veiled this moment.
“You would taint me, young Red.” She stepped up on her tiptoes. “As with the rabid dog, you need to be put down.”
He grabbed her by the back of the neck, and pulled her to him. He kissed her with more force than he had ever kissed any woman.
This woman was not Isolde. This woman was battle hardened, and a warrior. She was not plain.
She grabbed his shoulders and returned the embrace, her tongue touching his lips. Her body was far warmer than his own, as if it were heated by the darkness.
He did not know what he was doing in this moment. It may have likely been the first time that his mind was clear from thought, acting without thinking. Though, in time, he may consider that when his death was nigh, he found that this was something he wanted to do before death found him.
The crashing against the ice pulled him from the moment. Tyran pulled back, moving the Vucari’s hair from her cheek. “You won’t kill me, Erzebeth.”
“No,” she breathed. Her hands fell to his chest. “But, it still needs to be done.”

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Joshua currently lives in Alaska with his wife and children. In 1999, he began crafting the world for Thrice Nine Legends, including Melkorka and Anaerfell. He is also the author of the A Midwinter Sellsword and Gladiators and Thieves in the Hawkhurst Saga. His short story, Grimsdalr, is inspired by the tale of Beowulf.

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J.C. lives in the Midwest with his wife and two dogs. He is currently pursuing his M.A. in English Literature while continuing to craft his own dark fantasy world.  Before he had completed junior high, J.C. had received his first box set of Dungeons & Dragons and devoured the J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He has had a passion for the fantasy genre ever since.

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Remember: Protectors of the Elemental Magic | Relaunch Tour

To celebrate the relaunch of Marnie Cate’s beloved first novel, Remember: Protectors of the Elemental Magic, it will be available on Kindle for $0.99 / £0.99 beginning October 29, 2015 through November 4, 2015

Author: Marnie Cate
Title: Remember: Protectors of the Elemental Magic
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Watch – D.M. Cain reveals The Phoenix Project cover

A delightful video of my fellow author D.M. Cain revealing the new cover of her book, The Phoenix Project.

Connect with D.M. Cain
Website: www.dmcain84.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DMCainauthor
Twitter: twitter.com/DMCain84
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Cover Reveal – The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain

It’s here! Dark, gritty psychological thriller The Phoenix Project undergoes a makeover in the brand new Booktrope edition. Completely re-edited and re-designed, don’t miss this stunning cover by the talented Amalia Chitulescu.

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