Cover Reveal Blitz The Wild Irish Girl

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About the Book

Title: The Wild Irish Girl

Author: C.B. Halverson

Genre: Historical Erotic Romance

Audrey Byrnes doesn’t mind playing the wild Irish princess for London’s elite aristocracy—as long as they buy her novels. With her father’s Dublin theater in ruins and her sister’s illness growing worse, she’s the only person who can save her family from the gutter. As much as she enjoys the occasional passing dalliance, being the primary breadwinner of her Irish family means either marrying well or not at all.

Dr. Joseph Moorland knows it’s wrong to dress in disguise to hobnob with London’s high society, but he figures one night would do no harm—until he meets the charming and mysterious novelist, Audrey Byrnes. Too poor to marry, he hides his real identity until an accident reveals the truth, and what started as a mild flirtation turns to a complex game of secrets, passion, and desire.

Thrown together by circumstance, Audrey and Joseph find themselves in a tense alliance as they try to crawl their way up from their humble beginnings and into the highest echelons of the ton. But when one of the most formidable political players in London sets his sights on having Audrey for himself, she has to choose between saving her family from charges of treason or losing the man she loves forever.

Author Bio

C.B. Halverson is the alter-ego of Colleen Halverson, author of the Aisling Chronicles. Ever since she picked up her first bodice ripper as an impressionable adolescent, she wanted to explore the erotic female experience through writing. It wouldn’t be until much later that she allowed herself the freedom to write these sordid tales, and now she fears she may never stop. When she’s not staring out the window and dreaming up stories, she can be found trying out new Thai recipes, drinking wine with her girlfriends, or hiking through the woods with her husband and two children.

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Book Excerpt Monsterland

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The world narrowed to the two of them, and the hunchback laughed hard then, as if he knew something that Howard didn’t. Howard felt panic return, his stomach tightening in his gut until the only thing he felt was the beating of his heart in time to the pounding drums.

A roar exploded behind the teens. They twisted to the rear; their jaws dropped when a vampire wearing huge rawhide wings soared over the arena in a graceful arc.

Wyatt pointed to the other side of the theater and yelled, “Look!”

They turned to see five more vampires gliding toward them, their leathery wings creating enough wind to cool the overheated crowd.

People were screaming and gasping, some were laughing. The flying vampires were skimpily clad females. Howard wondered how they had the strength to pluck members of the audience up and bring them airborne to the stage.

Screams of “Take me!” filled the air from the spellbound audience.

Underneath their feet, the ground shifted, and the entire amphitheater began to vibrate, as the floor circled in one direction and the stage moved in the other.

The boys grabbed each other’s arms as they moved slightly off-balance. Howard and Wyatt felt a tug and stared slack-jawed as Theo was snatched from his spot by one of the flying vampires. Theo’s sneaker slammed into the person’s head in front of him as he was dragged to the revolving stage.

 

About the Book

Title: Monsterland

Author: Michael Okon

Genre: YA

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

 

 

Author Bio

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

 

 

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Book Review Girl Within Girl 2: Healing

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Title: Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

Author: S.P. Aruna

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Trapped in a mountain cabin with three, possible four, women….every guy’s dream, right? Or could it turn out to be a nightmare?

Dr. Sean Paisley needs to find out how to bring these women together – his survival depends on it. To make matters worse, he’s in love with all of them….made passionate love to all of them. Throw in a nasty grizzly bear and the dark forces of the government and the situation becomes even more dire.

In the end, he was stuck with Belinda, a hysterical, suicidal, homicidal maniac of a person, confined together in the wilderness of the onset of winter. Now both their lives are at stake.

 

Review: Wow. Wow. Wow. I’m not entirely sure what happened yet, because so much was going on, and the plot lines all connected so well. I haven’t fully wrapped my head around it yet, but I really enjoyed this book. Evil government conspiracies, grizzly bears, being trapped in a mountain cabin, love and the blurry lines that creates, and so much more make for an amazing read!

Book Cover Reveal: Haunting Magic

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Title: Haunting Magic

Author: Neely Powell

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fiona Burns, a witch who sees dead people, meets Hollywood producer Bailey Powers, who sees her as the next cable star—and a fake. Even so, she’s tempted by the dynamic producer in more ways than one. But she has a big distraction—a vicious curse on her family coven.

The ghosts of New Mourne warn of the return of the Woman in White, a vengeful spirit who claims the life of a Connelly witch from every generation. During the battle, Fiona unwittingly fuels the demonic forces, and black magic brings death and heartbreak to her family.

Initially a skeptic, Bailey is soon caught up in her supernatural battle with forces of evil. He’s also beginning to think Fiona can help him escape his haunting past.

With magic and mayhem at war and survival on the line, the Witches of New Mourne face a new challenge from their ancient foe. They discover that not all dark deeds are borne of the Woman but a demon who is bent on gaining the Woman’s powers for his own. Will another generation fall? Or does the curse end here?

Author Bio

Neely Powell is the pseudonym for co-writers Leigh Neely and Jan Hamilton Powell. The best friends met when they both worked at a rock ‘n roll radio station in Chattanooga. It turned out their husbands were long-lost high school buddies, and Jan and Leigh were both writing romantic fiction in their spare time. A partnership was born.

They tried writing fiction together for several years, but life and other adventures got in the way. Their friendship endured as they went on to individual careers. Writing as Celeste Hamilton, Jan published 24 romance novels for Silhouette and Avon Books. Her books appeared on the B. Dalton, Waldenbooks Romance, and USA Today bestseller lists before she left fiction for a career in corporate communications.

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Book Excerpt Hunted

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A crack of thunder, followed by a wave of warped air, exploded out from my hand – ripping my fingers wide.

The pressure of the trick slammed into Cresh when he was only a few inches away. The counter-force of the magic pushed me back against the wall, threatening to knock me down; but I kept my balance. The drywall behind me fractured and buckled.

Cresh was struck, the force of the power stopping him in mid-air. Ripples of energy warped the air around the demon. The strength of the magic overwhelmed his momentum and held.

Growling in frustration, Cresh waited until the magic, gravity, and his inertia cancelled each other out. The force was quickly spent, and natural laws were reinstated. Cresh dropped to the ground, landing with unnatural grace.

The whole exchange did nothing but stop the demon from falling on top of me. Cresh stepped forward, completely unfazed, and reached out to take hold of me.

The familiar sensations of dread, nerves, and fear crept up my spine. I hated the part of me that fell so easily into fright – the human part. I had faced creatures best left unnamed, and every time I felt the fear. A fear I first experienced when confronted with death and eternal damnation.

The sense of impending doom threatened to overwhelm my will. I fought back, channeled my power into a single strike, and unleashed a torrent of magic upon the demon.

And I missed.

About the Book

Title: Hunted: A Jonathan Harker Novel

Author: Christopher Draven

Genre: Paranormal Thriller / Urban Fantasy

Slinging Spells with Broken Ribs Isn’t Easy

Jonathan Harker, mage and life-long demon hunter, wakes to find himself tied to a chair and severely wounded. His captor, a demon in service to a summoner who wants Harker alive.

Armed with impossibly powerful magic and a gang of demon toughs, the summoner has snared Harker in a deadly trap. Nothing is ever easy, and being new in town has left Harker with few allies. However, with help from a Fortune-Teller named Clover and a self-described “Kitchen Witch” named Momma Dee, Harker fights back.

To prevail, Harker must walk unprepared into a pit of demons and black magic – and come out alive on the other side.

 

 

 

Author Bio

Christopher Draven has worked as an instructional designer, newspaper journalist, and ghost writer.

One soggy Monday morning, he committed to leaving behind the soul-stealing work of corporate puppetry and escaped to a meadow where he could concentrate on his passion. Since that fateful day, Christopher has focused on learning the craft of fiction.

 

 

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Book Release Monsterland

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About the Book

Title: Monsterland

Author: Michael Okon

Genre: YA

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Author Bio

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

 

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmMichaelOkon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iammichaelokon/

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Book Excerpt Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

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Chapter 25 – BELINDA

 

 

To be truly alive, you need to be one with yourself; to feel complete, assured, and with a belief that you matter to someone, even if that someone is only you. But I had more than me; I had Sean, the seamless glue that held the me together.

Ordinary things became magical with him by my side, as if I were experiencing the world for the first time. Our time together in the cabin, once claustrophobic and confining, now became a cozy love nest, and I felt like I never wanted to leave. The wintery woods were embracing, no longer menacing, and the walks he and I took together were always enchanting adventures. But of all, I cherished the nights the most. Holding each other as we fell asleep, the nightmares came no more. Sleep became a delectable indulgence, instead of a gruesome torment.

And when Sam gave us the camera, I became a kid in an amusement park where all the rides were free. Taking photos was like getting something back that I had once lost. It added to my feeling of wholeness, knowing I was good at something.

Then one day, our private bubble of happiness burst. It was early morning, with a thick mist hugging the ground.

“They’re here,” I told him.

“Who’s here?” he asked.

I gave him some time for it to sink in. He jumped to the window and gazed out for a few moments. “I don’t see anyone.”

“I see them… in the forest…in my mind I see them. I hear their boots crunching on the snow. They’re very near.”

I could see the look of fear on Sean’s face. He knew enough about my, or if you will, Anisa’s, special abilities to believe what I was telling him. He looked at me with a concerned expression. “Should we go under the crawl space and sneak out from there? The idea you mentioned a couple of weeks ago?” he asked in a shaky voice.

“No. We can’t be running away, looking over our shoulders for the rest of our lives. It ends here.”

Sean went into the bedroom and came out with the gun in his hand.

“We won’t need that,” I told him.

Despite what I said, he shoved the gun into his pants pocket. “So what are we going to do, invite them in for a cup of hot chocolate?”

His sarcasm didn’t annoy me. I knew it was out of the panic he felt.

“That’s not a bad idea; have a heart to heart. Of course The General won’t come in, but we could still have that heart to heart.”

I stood up and went to the door.

“Belinda, please don’t.”

“Are you afraid, Sean?”

“Yes. Afraid of losing you. They’ll have to kill me before they take you away from me.”

You don’t know how wonderful that made me feel. Or perhaps you do. I smiled. Whatever happens, I know that in the short time I’ve been alive, I’d obtained something not everyone achieves in a lifetime. I felt fulfilled. “I don’t think it will come to that.”

I took a deep breath, opened the door, stepped onto the porch, and stared out at the swirling fog. I took another deep breath…then another, before I shouted, “General, I know you’re here!”

Slowly, he materialized out of the mist, his hands in his overcoat pockets, his head covered in an aviator style Russian bomber hat with ear flaps. “Of course you do. That’s precisely why we’re here; because you can know things like that…Belinda…Belinda McMurphy.”

Sean was standing right beside me, and I could see he was taken aback at the general knowing who I was.

“Don’t ever mention my father’s surname again.”

General X smiled; a sadistic half-smile, a Hannibal Lecter kind of smile. “I apologize.” He looked at Sean. “Congratulations, Doctor. You’ve brought her back. And without self-destructing, I might add.”

“We’re inviting you inside for some hot chocolate,” Sean said in a rather nasty tone. “How about it?”

“Afraid no can do. That would make my men edgy, and we wouldn’t want that, would we?”

I turned my head to Sean. “Be careful. There are about ten commandos hidden in the woods just ahead with their EM weapons trained on us, and there are a few in the back of the cabin as well.”

“What do you want?” Sean addressed the general, not in the least intimidated.

“Simple. We want to know how you did it. We never could successfully deprogram one of our…protégés…or rather, I should say, one who could survive through the process.” The vapor from his breath floated in the air in front of him like fumes from a dragon’s mouth.

 “Why would I want to help psychopaths like you?”

“You have the wrong impression of us. We’re the good guys, not the bad guys. Don’t you think our enemies have people like Belinda? Now, if we could deprogram them…”

“And then what?” I asked belligerently. “Help them get back on their feet and lead normal lives?”

“No, of course not. We would send them back to the enemy, reprogrammed to work for us, naturally.”

I had enough. “You’ve overstayed your welcome General. You and your men get out of here.”

“Belinda, you of all people…do you think we would make all this effort, costing a few millions of the taxpayer’s money, just to leave…just like that…do you, now…really?”

“We still have that file in the safety deposit box.”

“I’m afraid that’s not quite enough leverage.”

I stood quietly, concentrating.

Luckily, Sean distracted him. “So you must have some ideas. Just how did I do it?”

“Hypnosis, drugs, a soothing voice, tinged with compassion perhaps, suggestive persuasion…good sex…”

“Yes, all that. But there’s a missing ingredient which your people could never provide.”

That’s it Sean, keep distracting him. It was as if we were reading each other’s minds. I kept focusing on what I had to focus on: the EM guns, how to disable them.

“And exactly what is that?” the General asked in a haughty manner.

“Love. I loved Katrina…and Cherry…and Anisa, and now, more than any of them, I love Belinda.”

Thank you Sean, I thought to myself, taking just a fleeting moment away from my concentration, for buying me some more time. And of course, thank you for loving me.

“You and Belinda are coming with us, one way or another, so let’s stop the petty bickering.”

Sean didn’t answer him. Neither did I.

After a minute or so of this, the general grew uneasy. “Belinda? Belinda, what are you doing?”

That was enough time for me to have competed my task. “General, all of your men’s EM weapons are disabled. The Rx transistors are frozen, and they are now inoperable.”

General X looked around him. “FIRE ON THE TWO TARGETS!”

Nothing happened. Sean and I both stood there in the snow, still unfazed.

“Now,” I told him, “the only option is to go hand to hand. Do you want to try that really? You have about ten combatants in front, and seven in the back of the cabin. You know I can take out four of your guys within seconds in a close encounter, right? You’ve seen me do it multiple times as Anisa, correct?”

The general nodded his head affirmatively.

 “And Sean has a thirty-eight fully loaded with eight rounds.”

The general stood frozen – a good sign.

“And, if I have to, I’ll use the death stare; in fact, I just may start with you right now.”

“Belinda, listen, I am not acting on my own, I have superiors also and they…”

At that moment, a great roar was heard resounding through the mist-laden air. Seconds later, shadowy figures could be seen running through the haziness, some of them yelling as a large dark shape loomed behind the general, a huge grizzly bear.

He whirled around in a panic. “Stop the bear Anisa, you know you can!”

In his panic, he called me Anisa, which only amused me. “Sorry,” I said, grinning, “but I don’t believe in mind control.”

Mama bear stood up on her hind legs, letting out a bellow so forceful, you could smell her stinky breath.

I couldn’t help but throw in a quip. “It seems your fellows have disturbed a sleeping bear, and you know, when you do that they wake up in a foul mood.”

“Stop the animal, Belinda, Anisa, whoever you are…”

I walked towards Mama Grizzley.”Whoa!” I shouted, putting my hands up, and the bear calmed down, back on all fours, but still growling.  I patted her on the head. “Go back to sleep.” After giving me a few licks on my face, she turned and began her slog up the hill. Turning toward the general, I said, “Leave General, leave here and leave us alone for the rest of our lives.”

“FALL BACK INTO POSITION!” he shouted out. To me he said, “I make no promises for the future, but I for one will certainly leave you alone. I’ve had enough of you, Katrina, Cherry, Anisa…all of you. However, I doubt my superiors feel the same way. To them, you’re still a loose end.”

The soldiers, now visible in the dissipating mist, returned to their positions among the trees. The general about faced. “Goodbye Belinda,” he said from behind his back, “goodbye Dr. Paisley.” And then he walked away. “DISENGAGE!”

 

About the Book

Title: Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

Author: S.P. Aruna

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Trapped in a mountain cabin with three, possible four, women….every guy’s dream, right? Or could it turn out to be a nightmare?

Dr. Sean Paisley needs to find out how to bring these women together – his survival depends on it. To make matters worse, he’s in love with all of them….made passionate love to all of them. Throw in a nasty grizzly bear and the dark forces of the government and the situation becomes even more dire.

In the end, he was stuck with Belinda, a hysterical, suicidal, homicidal maniac of a person, confined together in the wilderness of the onset of winter. Now both their lives are at stake.

 

 

Author Bio

I’m a Cambodian woman of mixed blood, married to an aspiring author, and of course he had something to do with my idea to write entertaining fiction. We live in a little green house in the countryside in southern Cambodia. No kids yet, but we’re working on it.

I live on a large plot of land and I enjoy taking care of my trees, plants, and flowers. I also love embroidery, stitching to make beautiful pictures. It’s very meditative for me. And then I frame them and put them all over the walls of my house, which drives my husband crazy.

I’m a newbie when it comes to being an author, but being an avid reader with eclectic tastes (I enjoy reading just about any genre as well as non-fiction) has helped me in my plunge to write commercial fiction. Since I love erotic thriller type films, I decided to write an erotic thriller series. I like the challenge of devising a strong plot to embed my sexy scenes.

 

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