Mythical Creatures With ~ Lydia Sherrer

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                      LYDIA SHERRER

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My favorite mythical creature to write about are the fae, faries, fey, or whatever you want to call them. They’re a fascinating subject because they have such versatility in how they can be portrayed, from their physical description to their personalities, their culture, even their world. We have a rich lore and mythology to draw from, and yet you can even make the fae into a completely different creature that has nothing to do with myth. They are extremely versatile and ripe with possibilities, like the elven and dwarven races, yet better. The fae are the very source of magic and all that is wondrous and beautiful in the world, so you could do anything from humanoid fae, to shifters, to anthropomorphic, or full fae animals, or even fae plants and trees (think I AM GROOT). I am always excited at the potential to create beautiful, yet terrible things with the fae, an inspiration I’ve had eve since I saw Cameron’s “Avatar” and the world they created on Pandora. I am also a lover of plants, nature, and the outdoors, so I guess it was inevitable that I’d gravitate toward the creature that has an affinity for such things. And, yes, my favorite movie as a kid was definitely Fern Gully (don’t judge). But in my book series, the Lily Singer Adventures, I have a ton of fun exploring the fae and fae culture from a unique perspective, not as cute little bobs flitting around, or even as a vindictive race of humanoids just waiting for mankind to let their guard down to swoop in and conquer. My fae are stewards of the earth, a disinterested party, shall we say, in the larger struggle playing out between man and demon. It’s a fun take on fae purpose and culture and I’m only 4 books into a 12 book series, so there’s much more fun to come. What’s interesting though, is that the book I’ve written for the “Creatures” box set, is a spin-off origin story of one of the characters from before he ever met the fae. But it’s alright, I have enough fun with a ghost and some tricksy demons that there’s creatures enough to keep you occupied. Enjoy!

Lydia Sherrer is the Author of Accidental Witch (Dark Roads Trilogy, Book 1). You can find out more about Lydia  here!

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“I never meant to become a witch. But when those you love die, logic and reason usually die with them.”

Sebastian Blackwell is your typical high-school popular kid. At least, he used to be. But after his parents are killed in a freak accident, he goes from cool kid to orphan outcast before the dirt even settles over their grave. Now a shell of his former self, Sebastian realizes with soul-wrenching clarity what really matters in life, and is determined to get it back, no matter the cost. But to do it, he’ll to delve into his family’s darkest secrets, secrets his parents tried to protect him from all his life.

With a ghost his only friend, a goth girl his only ally, and a demon prince his only chance, Sebastian sets out on a desperate path of redemption that, knowing his luck, is just as likely to damn him as save him. But as long as he gets his parents back, he doesn’t care.

For fans of paranormal series like Supernatural and the Dresden Files, this tale of loss and the struggle for redemption will keep you on the edge of your seat. So be careful. You wouldn’t want to fall off.

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Review of Perfect Imperfections ~ Author’s J & L Wells

Review of Perfect Imperfections

Authors ~ J & L Wells

Genre: Romance

Star rating: 5 stars

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At the age of 27, Natasha is just a few months away from marrying Josh, her long-term boyfriend. He’s been her best friend since they were little and she can’t imagine being with anyone else. Suddenly, he is called out of the country to take over his father’s business. While he’s away, Natasha arranges a surprise wedding present for him – a portrait of herself.

The handsome artist who agrees to paint the portrait is Gabriel Owens, a gifted painter who is partially sighted. Not only is he incredibly sexy, he’s also sarcastic and brash.

With a sudden twist of events, Natasha’s life is left in free fall. She turns to Gabriel, but does he have the tenacity and inner strength to pick up the pieces when he himself has so many insecurities and his own life is far from perfect?

Note to reader: Perfect Imperfections is the first book in the Moments series. It’s an emotional story, which can be read as a standalone novel. You won’t find a cliffhanger here, but instead a heartfelt ending that definitely won’t disappoint. If you love Natasha and Gabriel’s story, then don’t miss Perfectly Flawed, book two in the series.

This book is intended for audiences 18+ due to the sexual content and adult language.

 

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Review:

 

Review: Perfect Imperfections

Rating: 5 stars

 

When I started reading perfect imperfections, I really wasn’t prepared for what I got myself into. I was under the impression the story was a romance, a typical romance but it wasn’t, it was so much more.

 

Natasha & Josh are getting married, Natasha isn’t exactly overjoyed but she loves Josh all the same. It moves along steadily as Josh is called away for work related reasons. While he is away we meet Gabriel the partially blind Artist who is going to paint Natasha as a wedding gift for Josh. Meeting Gabriel my first impressions were that he was rude, blunt and honestly I was like WTF he nearly seemed unredeemable, but of course he wasn’t 🙂

 

Their love story is real, and just rang so true to me. What Josh does to Natasha had me raging so much so that I had to put my kindle down. My husband wanted to know what was wrong with me, but I was too mad to even explain, even thinking about Josh now annoys me, to feel this kind of emotion from just reading a book tells you how good it is. But it doesn’t stop there.

The book just keeps throwing things at you and I was going from angry to feeling so sorry for Natasha. By the end I was in tears. The story became absolutely heart wrenching and I felt like all hope was lost. I swear this story will shatter you and then put you back to together.

 

It’s an amazing love story that’s real and raw. For anyone who loves romance, get it now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mythical Creatures With ~ Skye Knizley

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I don’t have a “favorite” mythical creature. There are, however, those I am interested in, one being the Skinwalkers of Native American lore. For some reason people think that Skinwalkers belong only to Navajo folklore, however that is not true. Most have some version of the Skinwalker, including my own ancestors. Navajo are just the ones who get all the press.

The consensus is that Skinwalkers are evil shamans (or witches)
capable of changing their shape to that of various animals. Depending on the tale being stretched around a campfire, they can change shape at will, change shape only to those animals they have killed and eaten or are those who can don the skin of other creatures and take on their characteristics. The latter are of particular interest to me as villains. The ability to kill and impersonate another human is far more frightening to me than appearing as a wolf or bear. Disinformation and betrayal is what destroyed much of Native American culture to begin with, and impersonating a friend or loved one is the easiest way to betray someone.
I find the idea of magical transformation to be fascinating, and many of my villains are capable of such a feat, often in the most gruesome way possible. Many of my most memorable villains eat human hearts, skin their victims alive or pluck out their eyes and devour their souls. Think about that the next time someone you care about seems to be being weird and tell me it doesn’t give you the creeps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teenage girls are going missing in the St Louis area only to reappear sliced into bloody, unrecognizable ribbons dropped along a lonely stretch of highway, leaving parents in a state of panic and the police baffled. Twin monster hunters, Jynx and Piper Kane, take the terrifying case, digging in where angels fear to tread in hopes of finding a link to the lycan clan that turned their brother and destroyed their family. 

 

 

 

As clue after gory clue leads deeper into the darkness that lies just beyond the glow of the city Jynx and Piper find themselves facing a terror like nothing they’ve hunted before. Something with no fear and no remorse. 


 

 

It’s out there in the dark… and it’s looking for Fresh Blood.

 

 

 

Find more from Skye Knizley here!

 

 
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Release Day Blitz ~ Chameleon’s Challenge

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Book Title: Chameleon’s Challenge

Author Name: B.R. Kingsolver

Genre: Urban Fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian

Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

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Libby’s chameleon mutation has led to a lucrative career as a thief and assassin. She normally doesn’t worry about the comfort of corporate executives, but when she stumbles onto the grisly murder of a rich man’s mistress, it gets her attention.

The murder leads Libby to believe her best friend’s life is in danger, and she vows to protect her. The killings continue, some in broad daylight, but no one ever sees the killer.

For a chameleon assassin, the scenario feels uncomfortably familiar.

 

 

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Author Bio:


I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

As to my other interests, I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel, though I haven’t done enough of it. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is a favorite, and someday I’d like to see Banff.

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Mythical Creatures With ~ Kyoko M.

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I tend to write about angels and demons as my favorite mythical creatures because I think that the morality of what they represent is incredibly interesting. Angels are usually all about saving lives and demons are all about destroying them. I like how they are great foils for each other, and I like that they all came from the same place. They’re on opposite sides after the war in Heaven, but they used to be on the same side, and I think that’s a great central source of conflict. Often, one of the most compelling pieces of advice for your antagonists is that “villains think they’re the hero of their own story” and so it opens you up to a whole new perspective when you consider it that way. Each of them thinks they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing, and that causes them to butt heads, and when you throw plain old human beings in the mix, then things just go crazy.

I also like the idea of immortality in the context of good and evil. It’s got to be extremely difficult to be patient with human beings if you’re an angel or a demon, since depending on the mythos, they’ve been alive for millions of years. They could have acquired so much knowledge in that amount of time that I wonder if they find human beings to be the most ridiculous things they’ve ever laid eyes on. For example, the CW’s Supernatural took the stance that angels are pretty much just self-serving soldiers and most of them are insulted by the very idea of humanity. Conversely, the demons on that show pretty much formed a symbiotic relationship off of humans by either walking around in them via possession or just using them to get what they want in the end. I think immortality weighs into the angels and demons’ decisions a lot in that instance, where the angels think human beings are of no use whereas the demons recognize how they can profit off of them by playing to their desires.

My Black Parade series adopts the idea of benevolent, kind angels, but they are certainly nothing to be trifled with. For example, one of my longtime favorite characters is the archangel Gabriel, who is like walking sunshine until it’s time to fight and then he can split dudes in half like a loaf of French bread. Some of the angels in my books have gotten grumpy with having to essentially babysit humanity until Judgment Day, but for the most part, the angels are protective of the human race and see their value in the long run, whereas the demons just see people as currency, or worse, as a meal. The demons have a predator/prey relationship with humanity and the angels do their best to intercede before things get too nasty. I sort of picture the angels like supernatural police officers, in that way. They’re meant to protect and serve both God and man, and I think there’s something very noble about a mythical creature who is there to guide people, since people are so prone to destruction.

Kyoko M. is the Author of Back to Black. You can find out more about Kyoko M. here!

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Seer and demon slayer Jordan Amador has had it rough lately: separated from her husband the archangel Michael, hated by the angels who think she betrayed them, hunted by demons who want her dead or enslaved, and rejected by her friends and family for lying to them. Disgraced and miserable, she’s all but ready to lay down and die until another Seer named Myra Bennett saves her life. Myra gives Jordan a new mission: to wipe out a nest of demons that are terrorizing her family as well as the innocent people of Houston, Texas. Jordan goes undercover to infiltrate the demons’ nest and figure out how to eliminate them. Meanwhile, she’s locked in a deadly game with the archdemon Belial, who constantly visits her night after night in her dreams to convince her to give him her soul. Between the insanely gorgeous, but deadly archdemon poking around in her head and the vicious creatures surrounding her, she’s not sure how much longer she can survive.

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Mythical Creatures With ~ S.M. Blooding

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I would have to say my favorite right now is the Dryad. I mean, I’ve always enjoyed the dragon, but the dryad is one with trees. And they’re incredibly beautiful. I don’t
just mean their faces
 and bodies are gorgeous, but their souls are, too, I would think. 

 

 

 

And they don’t get a lot of attention, you know? Because they’re not one of the tougher mythological creatures. They’re kind of the underdog and I love rooting for them. LOL! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Whiskey is the invisible glue that holds her coven together. Her amazing kitchen witch grandmother. Her two hell-crazy, hormonal, going-to-tear-this-house-down children. Her amazing mundane husband who puts up with all the craziness.

 

 

 

And her homicide detective, demon summoning sister and her seems-to-be-normal-so-far daughter. So, when their angel whispering mother strolls into town with eyes on destroying their lives, Leslie knows she’s the one who has to take the stand.


 

 

Everyone else might be fooled by Rachel Whiskey. But not Leslie.

 

 

 

 

She was there. She remembers.

 

 

 

 

And she’ll never forget.

 

 

 

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Hunted ~ Release Day Blitz

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Title: Hunted #2

Author: Aoife Marie Sheridan

Genre: Dark Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance

Release Date: 6th of June 2017

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19-year-old Abigail is going from the frying pan to the fire. Cast into Hades unexpectedly, she narrowly escapes murder and torture–only to find herself kidnapped by Nicolas Frost, the man who tried to kill her. Sundered from her beloved Daniel and friend Cathy, the tortures and mysteries of Hell itself await Nicolas and Abigail.

As her captor leads her to an unknown fate, she discovers her true destiny. To save her home, Abigail may have to ally herself with enemies–unless the horrors and predatory wraiths devour her first.

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Author Bio:

Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon books given to by her grandmother. Her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife has a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) took first place with Writers Got Talent 2013. Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and romance.

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