This weeks featured Author is ~ Vanessa Kings

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Elizabeth was raised by the fairies that lived in the Enchanted Forest.

When she turns fourteen years old, she finds out her real identity, and decides to leave the forest to find the answers she needs.

This is the first book of a series of ten.

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About the Author:

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I was born on March 14th of 1985, in Rosario, Argentina. At the age of 10 I wrote my first fairy tale as a way to deal with a very painful earache. I found writing comforting and distracting. After that day, I continued writing every time I felt the need of leaving realty behind.
By the age of 18 I had around 120 pieces written, between fairy tales, poems, life’s reflections and other stories. I always wanted to publish my stories but never had the confidence to do it. After my son was born, my husband and my best friend gave me the confidence that I needed to start writing my first book.
I decided to start translating and eventually publish one of my favorite stories, hoping to bring the fantasy and imagination back to all those kids and young readers that would adventure themselves into its pages. That’s how Chronicles of the Nocturnal Forest was born.

 

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Cover Reveal ~ One Crazy Night

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Book Info:

Title: One Crazy Night
Release date: March 10, 2015
Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Short Stories
Authors: Sara Furlong Burr, Teshelle Combs, Emma Faragher, R. Holland,  Louise Nicks, Aoife Marie Sheridan, M. H. Soars, Sharon Stevenson
Format: Ebook

Synopsis:

Nightshade Reads presents their debut fantasy anthology, featuring nine of the genre’s freshest up-and-coming independent authors. Get ready for One Crazy Night, packed full of magical encounters, dark secrets and shocking revelations.

Get a glimpse into a powerful queen’s dark and brutal backstory in Aoife Marie Sheridan’s Bellona.

In Louise Nick’s Love Magic, a homemade love spell goes disastrously wrong for two amateur teen witches.

A young woman is captured by beautiful, dangerous creatures in M.H. Soars Elements.

A teenage boy falls in love, but things quickly become complicated in R. Holland’s Lady in Black.

Sara Furlong Burr brings a broken man’s troubles to light as he is offered a solution by a mysterious stranger in The Recruit.

Emma Faragher spins a dark origin tale of sisterhood and magic inNecromancer Origins.

The kindness of a stranger takes a homeless young man by surprise in The Keymaker by Teshelle Combs.

Sharon Stevenson’s Reanimator brings death and magic together to change the fate of one young man’s life.

All proceeds from this Anthology’s sale will go to The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Organisation.

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Pre-order links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1A8VpNH

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1vuVcA9

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/518865

About Nightshade Reads:

Nightshade Reads is a group of YA and NA authors who love to spin Paranormal and Fantasy stories. The group is composed by Sara Furlong Burr, Teshelle Combs, Emma Faragher, R. Holland, Louise Nicks, Aoife Marie Sheridan, M. H. Soars, and Sharon Stevenson.

Connect with the Nightshade Reads Authors:

Sara Furlong Burr: https://www.facebook.com/EnigmaBlackKindle

Teshelle Combs: https://facebook.com/teshellecombsbooks

Emma Faragher: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7021731.Emma_Faragher

Holland: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1080375.R_Holland

Louise Nicks: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8078513.Louise_Nicks

Aoife Marie Sheridan: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00B5W8SK6

H. Soars: http://www.facebook.com/mhsoars

Sharon Stevenson: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Stevenson/e/B001KIWMFC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1417825968&sr=1-2-ent%20

 

This Weeks Featured Author is ~ Steve Downes

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In the endless Cosmoses that exist in the Multi-verse (with equally endless possibilities) the adventures of two brothers, on an Earth where all myths are real and on our own dull magicless Earth, don’t amount to a hill of beans (except in the Cosmoses where they do amount to hills of beans …but that’s another novel).

In this story Philip Philips, a failed businessman, and his twin brother James, are unwilling participants in a battle of Good versus Evil when a mysterious gateway is opened by a minor God from a Dark-Age twin Earth.
It should have been James Philips who was found by the Dark Stranger and transported by an inter-dimensional being in the guise of a Womble to the Dark-Age Earth filled with every magical creature imaginable. But, as Fate would have it, it’s Philip, the useless one, who ends up leading a group of misfits across Medieval England to mount rescues, battle Hobgoblins and generally save the World(s).
James Philips meanwhile is stuck on dull, magicless, Earth in his old college, Botolf-almost-Oxford, which he discovers is staffed solely by men dedicated to the protection of our Earth from the paranormal. His old mentor, now living in a video recording, introduces him to an array of strange allies, as London, England and the World face an ‘alien’ invasion of swords and sorcery.

Others are caught up in the events of the inter-cosmic connection between two Earths; Vortigern the King has been bred for conquest and now his eyes are on our world. He brings with his armies many wizards, who themselves have gained an eye for the throne.

Sam, a young boy from West London has been sent through the gateway to the dark world of magic where he meets Snodrod and the children of an enslaved village, their only wish to get back to their homes; but they face enormous challenges … not least, Dragon-shaped ones.
The story, as told here in the first Chronicle of Botolf, takes place simultaneously in both Earths, where the connection between worlds has a strange echoing effect on every character.

Will the world be saved? Can the Wrong man do the job? Is this a rhetorical question?
All will be answered in this comedy/fantasy/mock-u-history tale.

Steve Downes

p.s. There’s also a sarcastic Oak Tree in there somewhere.

 

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About the Author:

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Steve Downes is an Irish contemporary poet, playwright and novelist, currently living and working in Ireland. Born in Drogheda, Country Louth in 1973

Early Work:

1995: Plays and Poetry, Steve’s first play produced was ‘Until Morning’ in 1995 by the Calipo Theatre Company and was written and performed for the charity AIDS Alliance, scenes from the play were also performed by the Nation Youth Theatre later that year.
From 1991 to 1997 Steve’s poetry was being featured in Poetry Magazines in both Ireland and the UK, included Britain’s best known publication for poem Envoi. Steve was also gaining a reputation for experimental poetry performance and in 1993 travelled across Ireland with a group of young poets performing in a range of venues.
1996: Steve’s second play ‘Voices’ was performed at the Droichead Arts Centre as part of a showcase of new Irish Talent.
His first major publication was ‘The Pagan Field’, a collection of poems inspired by the Irish historic landscape; the book’s striking artwork was created by the late Artist Teddy Doyle.
1997: Steve third play, ‘For God and Country’, won a Kenny-Naughton award, the play was a harrowing single scene of the interrogation of a freedom fighter by a policeman who represented a Totalitarian Religion-based government.

In 1998 Steve attended NUI Maynooth University and read Classical History, History and Anthropology. In 2001 he received a B.A. Degree in Classics and Anthropology and in 2003 he received a Masters in Cultural Anthropology.

Mid-term Work:

In 2000, Steve wrote a collection of poems entitled ‘Ghosts’ which was featured in the book Celtic Echoes and launched in the City Arts Centre, Dublin, the book was sold in Ireland, the UK and the US and individual poems by Steve were used by Academic institutions in the US and Thailand as part of their English Literature Courses.

In 2005 Steve was shortlisted for playwright in Ireland and the US for his play ‘The Creator’, a surreal black comedy which sees God as a failing scientist creating and re-creating the world and its inhabitants.
Also in 2005 Steve and the English poet, novelist and filmmaker Roger Hudson launched ‘Side Angles’, two twin collections of poems published back-to-back. This experimental book sold over 2,500 copies and was highly acclaimed by critics.
2005-10 Steve’s poems were featured in two anthologies, both published in Ireland, many of his poems began to appear on on-line poetry forums around this time.

Modern Work:

In 2010 Steve worked with Photographer Duirmuid Jones and Web-designer Jamie Stanton to produce his forth collection of poems, the on-line collection ‘Urbania’ http://www.stevedownesurbania.com/ind…, which has received thousands of views and much critical acclaim.

In 2013 Steve’s first novel, Cosmogonic Marbles (part 1 of 3 in a series) came on sale on Amazon. The book is a Comedy fantasy written in the style of Steve’s literary hero Douglas Adams.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmogonic-Ma…

Current Work:

Steve latest novel is part two of the Botolf Chronicles: Temporal Tome
http://www.amazon.com/Temporal-Tribal…

 

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Featured Author of the Week is ~ Linda Andrews

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A civilization teetering on collapse

A people demanding freedom

A cannibal horde hungry for fresh meat.

Six people marked for death.

As the final battle for humanity’s future reaches its bloody conclusion, nothing is as it seems and trust can be fatal.

Not everyone can survive.

WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, gory battle scenes, swearing, and cannibals playing with their food

Conceived in Blood (Book 1)
Born in Blood (Book 2)

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Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: “What else would she write? She’s never been normal.”

All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house?

If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at lindaandrews@lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.

 

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Featured Author of the Week is ~ N.J. Paige

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“Soon they will all be dead. And it will be because I have failed them.”

Before she was Nephilim, a progeny of the Fallen, she was just a girl from Brewster, New York.
A freak of nature.
The strange.
The different.
The other.
But then she received the calling to find her true home and take her rightful place in the subterranean world of Babylon.
There she would learn that she was the last hope for the survival of Humanity. And she would be forced to choose between the world where she found nothing but pain and rejection, and the world where she was accepted and revered.

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NJ Paige is the author of Rise of The Nephilim.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
And her motto is: Life is but a journey. And must be taken one step at a time.

 

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