Author Interview: J.L. Leslie

Welcome to a new month. It’s my birthday month and I’m super excited for October to be here. To help celebrate this awesome month I am sitting down today with MC & Contemporary Romance author J.L. Leslie. We are going to talk about herself of course and her latest book. Stop by and check it out. Happy reading :).

The Interview

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

There’s not much to tell LOL! I am a country girl, born and raised in Alabama. I’ve always loved reading and have always had a wild imagination. I love music, television, and movies just as much as I love books! I’m not super outdoorsy, but I’ve been known to catch a fish or two! I can also be found cheering my kids on at their sports events and rooting “War Eagle” during football season!

What genre do you write in? Why?

I write romance and the reason for that is I was drawn in by a romance book when I was a freshman in high school. In middle school, I decided I wanted to be a writer, but romance was definitely not the genre I envisioned myself writing. I actually thought I would be writing horror! But as I grew older, my taste in books began to change and I was hooked on the way a love story unfolds.

What inspired you to become an author?

I would always write short stories and draw pictures when I was a kid, letting my imagination go crazy. I told myself when I grew up, I was going to be the female Stephen King and write these amazing horror stories. As I said, my taste in genre changed and as a teenager, I was more into reading books than writing them. In my early twenties, I sat down and wrote a historical romance novel, which has not been and will not be released. This was prior to self-publishing. I shopped around for publishers, but as a newlywed with really no financial budget for writing, I realized paying a publisher to simply read my work was something I couldn’t afford to do. I tabled the book and my writing for a while. Fast forward several years, after getting divorced and re-married, I was a new woman with a new outlook on life, and decided I wanted to give writing another shot, especially since self-publishing was now an option. In 2015, I sat down and wrote my debut novel, Demons From My Past, and with the support of my family, I haven’t looked back.

Tell us about your latest release?

My latest release is Something Honorable (Dirty Southern Secrets Series: Book Two) and I have truly enjoyed writing a series based in my home state of Alabama! I have one more book to go in this series, but this series features the Holt brothers, each with their own love story. I have never been one to shy away from sensitive subjects and this series definitely hits on topics that aren’t normally found in books. I want my readers to read something they can relate to or might have experienced and understand that others have gone through the same.

Tell us about your main character in your book. What makes them unique?

The main characters in Something Honorable are Tauren Holt and Helene Jacobs. Tauren is a construction worker during the week and drives a race car on the weekends. Helene is the goodie-two-shoes daughter of the pastor and local chief of police – yes, they are one in the same! What makes these characters unique is that they make mistakes, huge ones, but they also learn how to deal with the consequences of their decisions and how to fight for what they want. This isn’t a sweet, everything goes perfect, love story, because life and love isn’t like that. There are obstacles to overcome and sometimes we are the ones who create those obstacles.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years as a writer?

This is a tricky question for me honestly! Although I set personal goals for myself, I don’t set goals as to say “Okay, in 5 years you’re going to be a NYT or USA Today bestselling author!” My plan in 5 years is to still be writing what makes me happy. If I’m not writing what makes me happy, what’s the point?

How did you come up with the story within your books? What inspired your creativity?

I get my inspiration from everything! Music, television, movies, and personal experiences all play a role in my books. There have been a lot of times I can hear a song on the radio and a story will unfold immediately! I’ve also seen a photo online or a scene in a movie and I’m hit with inspiration to go write! It just happens out of the blue and sometimes I’m a plotter, meaning I plot out the entire book before writing, but the majority of the time I let the story come to me during the process of writing it.

Who is your biggest support system in your life?

When I originally decided to sit down and start writing again in 2015, my mom was my biggest support system. She told me to go for it and I did. Of course, my husband supported me as well, but he doesn’t read romance books LOL! My mom read my first two books and was reading my third when she passed away. I still have the support of my husband and family, but my mom was definitely my biggest supporter and I dedicate all of my written words to her!

What are you reading right now?

I am currently reading an ARC of Hidden Pain by Anna Edwards, which I’m loving so far! This book is part of the Glacial Blood Series and is PNR, so if you’re a fan, pick it up!

What should we expect from you in the coming months?

I am always working on something and my current WIP is the follow up to The Sinner Within (L.A. Sinners MC Series: Book One). I love writing difference romance sub-genres and after writing the Ravens MC Series, discovered that I enjoy the gritty side of MC romance! The Sinner Unleashed (L.A. Sinners MC Series: Book Two), is Warren and Mackenzie’s story and I am furiously writing on it, so I hope to release it very soon! I will also be releasing Something Reckless (Dirty Southern Secrets Series: Book Three) this year and plan to release the fourth and final installment in the Hearts of Hollis Series with my co-author, Nicole Dykes. I’m certain these will not be my only projects though so be sure to check in and see what I have in store!


The Author

eventpicI am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing.

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The Book

Something Honorable Full WrapShe’s the perfect incarnate of an angel. Pure. Innocent. The only reason I come to church on Sunday mornings. The only woman I treat differently than the others. The only woman I unintentionally make promises to.

Promises I do intend to keep.

I’m practically sin walking. Immoral. Dishonorable. The very reason she should be in church on Sunday mornings. The only man she has ever allowed to touch her. The only man who makes her turn her back on everything she believes in. The only man who has the capability to destroy her.

And does.

Promises aren’t always kept. Life can unravel at the seams. The decisions we make when our world is falling apart can either be cowardly or something honorable.

**Something Honorable is Tauren and Helene’s story and is book two in the Dirty Southern Secrets Series. It is a standalone full-length novel. It contains adult content, adult language, and sexual content. It is intended for mature readers only.**

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Book Review: Vampire Hollows

The finale is here. This will end my series review for Kiera Hudson Series One. However, there are additional series so the book review series will continue. Thought you were done with me not yet. I currently have series two already read and will do those reviews on schedule after I publish this one. I hope everyone enjoyed this series as much as I did. If you haven’t started it yet, you should it is an awesome read. This coming from the girl that doesn’t like reading vampire books. That has transformed since reading Tim O’Rourke’s published books.

The Review

Kiera and her friends are out of options, the only place they can go is the Hallows. Seeing a world talked about will fill Kiera with wonder. But, with danger around every corner her friends start to drop like flies.

Will she make it to the elders to make her choice? Who is Elias Munn and how will she stop him from destroying the human world? Can she destroy an entire race to save those she loves most? You will only find out by reading this awesome book.

This book was by far my favorite. It was not because it is the last book in the series with all the answers to my questions. This book had so many twists, turns, ups, and downs it kept me reeling in my seat. Each book gets better and better. Then the ending comes with the most surprising twist.

Yes, the ending was twisted but left me screaming. I wanted a different ending. I wanted it to continue. The sense I was cheated as a reader felt strong. Then I got to the end where a preview for the next series book was. Then happiness crept back in and I couldn’t wait to grab the next series to find out the next twist and turns to come.

Tim O’Rourke you are a talented author. I loved each book with a passion. Yes, there were times I stumbled across formatting issues, typos or something else not worth mentioning. But, I loved the book so much I could overlook these small in-fractures. Please keep writing so I can keep reading your books. Love them to death. Overall, out of all them I only 4 starred one book in this series. The rest all blew my mind away.

Question I had while reading this book:

Who is Elias Munn? Luke or Potter?

Who is killing Kiera’s friends?

Tim O’Rourke should make artwork of the hallows. (Not a question more like an idea :).)

Ranking: 5 out of 5 stars!


The Book

VAMPIRE HALLOWSVampire Hallows

With nowhere else to run but The Hollows, Kiera Hudson finds herself in a world like no other. Entrusted with a secret, she has to make her way to the mysterious Lighthouse set hundreds of miles beneath the Earth. As she makes her journey, Kiera’s companions are being murdered one by one. Is the killer among them – and is it the illustrious Elias Munn?

Not knowing who to trust, who to love, or who to believe, Kiera makes the most dangerous journey of her life in search of the Elders hidden within the walls of the Dust Palace. With time running out, Kiera knows she must finally make the impossible choice of which race will live and which will die.

Vampire Hallows is Book Six of The Kiera Hudson Series One. The finale is here!

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About the Author

Tim O’Rourke is an obsessive writer, spending eight hours a day, five days a week hunched over his laptop, completely immersed in the worlds he has created in his own imagination.

In the real world, Tim lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, three sons and a cat.

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Author Spotlight with Katie Holland

Hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday. Today I am featuring YA & NA Romance Author Katie Holland. She is a spit fire with writing fantasy, contemporary, and paranormal romance books. Check out her Author Spotlight below and a few of her awesome books.


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Web Resolution Headshots-4Katie is an author of Young Adult and Romance books. If she’s not writing you can find her reading, cooking or baking for her family. Her love of writing goes back to elementary school and her love of books goes back even farther than that. She takes inspiration from the everyday and lets her imagination take over. She loves seeing new places and enjoying what nature has to offer.

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10 Fun Facts:

  1. My favorite snack is popcorn.
  2. I have two very spoiled dogs.
  3. I love musicals. Cry Baby is one of my favorites.
  4. I don’t plan any of my writing.
  5. My favorite colors are purple and pink.
  6. I love pizza but I’m not adventurous with toppings.
  7. I love crafting, coloring and painting but lack the time to do it.
  8. Being an author is my full time job right now.
  9. A lot of my characters have elements of real people in them.
  10. Seeing my books in a bookstore was a dream come true.

Katie’s Books

NYKARANykara is the first novel in a thrilling young adult fantasy series.
For sixteen-year-old Alix, life was simple in her small town. However, that all changed the moment a mysterious boy moves into her town. Alix begins to discover strange occurrences all around her. Only, she quickly learns the magic she once believed to be fiction, may be more real than she ever could have imagined.

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Alix has been given the great honor of joining the Almati Council, the ruling body of the Nykara. This means a trip to London for Alix and her closest friends and family. But before they make it to London Alix discovers she’s being watched and is at constant risk of danger from the Grynn. The trip to London is full of surprises, both good and bad. Her friendship with Ben grows closer and her lifelong friendship with Shay is tested like never before. Can Alix get to the bottom of the mystery in London and keep everyone she cares about safe? Join Alix and her friends as they continue on their journey in the world of the Nykara.

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received_502056883647758After returning from London Alix struggles to balance being the Chosen One, a member of the Almati Council and a high school senior. How is she supposed write her finals and fight the Grynn at the same time? She would be lost without her best friend Shay, who keeps her grounded and Ben, who is becoming increasingly important to her.
Her magical abilities continue to evolve as she finds herself in a fight to save hundreds of innocent lives across the world. When it strikes close to home she realizes she is capable of more than she thought. When two of her fellow council members are captured by the Grynn, Alix’s abilities are put to the test. Will the Grynn succeed in their plan to rid the world of the Chosen One or will Alix be able defeat them again?

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Book Spotlight: Crossroads

I have been struggling lately with getting all my posts up for the week. This post was suppose to go out the other day. But, I am going to share it today. Today I am going to feature TJ DuBois and EL DuBois book, Crossroads. Check it out below.


41IUNg6X7SLWords & Music…they need each other…
I am broken
I am lost
The damage cannot be undone…

Tyler “Twitch” Matthews is “the words”, but when tragedy strikes, he loses “the music”
To the world he is just the sexy “blue-eyed” bad boy
Notorious for embracing all the perks of being a rock star…
Money, women, drugs, partying, and fame…
But, none of it will bring back his music…
Behind the facade this “rock star” is quickly unraveling…
Plagued by the songs of his youth, and on the brink of insanity,
Twitch finds himself standing at a crossroads…and in dire need for a return to his roots

Gia Gibson is a dark-haired beauty barely holding together the pieces of her ordinary life.
After a devastating loss dramatically changes her future….she finds herself at a crossroads
Her every waking moment devoted to keeping the family business afloat.
One upside to being so busy…no room for anything else…
Until “he” walks into her life and his words ignite her melody…
Love…guilt…grief…broken souls…passion…and a crossroads…

Sounds like the beginnings of an unforgettable journey…or an epic love song

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About the Authors

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T.J. DuBois was born and raised in Texas. He is a member of the United States Navy which has enabled him to travel the world and see many beautiful places. He has had two tours of duty and is a Veteran of three wars.
He is happily married to his wife author E.L. DuBois. The couple enjoy writing projects together and separately. When they are not writing or raising their beautiful daughter T.J. enjoys listening to live music, and is an advocate for local bands. He is also an avid reader and enjoys being outdoors swimming or taking care of the menagerie of furry critters he and his wife have accumulated.

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EL DuBois is a NYT, WSJ, USA Today Best Selling & Award Winning Author.
She was born and raised in Texas where she still lives today surrounded by her amazing family, and menagerie of fur babies. She loves to travel, has seen many beautiful places, and can not wait to see more. Erica is an avid artist, music lover, and reader. She is a Southern Belle at heart with a passion for red soled shoes, a good romance novel, and LV bags. When Erica is not writing she can be found enjoying a beautiful life with her loved ones.

Erica’s personal experiences with domestic violence have made her an advocate, and supporter of great causes facing victims of any harassment or abuse. It is her greatest wish that no one ever has to suffer the traumas she endured, and that justice be brought for all those who have. These experiences have made her appreciate life, laughter, and love. She is a believer in positive attitude, positive actions, and paying it forward. Her motto is “do good things with no expectations, and life has a way of bringing goodness back to you”.

In the end, Beauty and the Princess found their Knight in Shinning Armor. They now live happy healthy lives with the support of this wonderful man.

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Inflicted is Now Available!!!!

INFLICTED

The mistress of an academy should be unbiased. She should support the excellent work of all her students, whether they are winged or wingless. In a perfect world, she would. The Valkyrie Academy is not a perfect place.

Kara and her two wingless friends, Hildr and Eir, are at the receiving end of Mistress Sigrun’s “just” justice. They must partake in a fight without rules and no guarantee of finishing alive.

Only the future will reveal if the mistress will keep the fight fair.

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Katrina Cope

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Katrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Interview with Reecah Draakvriend

Omg…it’s Monday again. Anyone else feel like rolling over and praying the weekend started over again. Well anyway to get the week started I am sitting down with Reecah Draakvriend, from Fantasy author Richard H. Stephens books Reecah’s Flight and his upcoming release Reecah’s Gift. Hope you will enjoy this sit down I sure did.

The Interview

Who are you and what makes you great?

I am Reecah Draakvriend, a simple girl from a small fishing village on the western coast of the Great Kingdom. As far as special, I don’t think I am special at all, but those in the know claim that I am the last of the dragon friends who used to be known as Windwalkers.

What is your soul purpose in life?

I grew up wanting to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps and join the dragon hunt. Due to a chance encounter with a baby dragon, my purpose has now changed. I have made it my life’s goal to save dragonkind from extinction, or die in the attempt.

What kind of adventures have you had that stay with you till this day?

I once tried to enlist with the dragon hunt, but that didn’t end well. I have also been the subject of a witch’s experiments, and although terrifying at the time, they have made me realize who I am. I also ventured into the Dragon Temple, deep inside an active volcano and lived to tell about it,

Do you have a love interest? If you do please tell us about him/her or why you don’t.

That’s a tough one. I have been an outcast and a loner my entire life so forming a bond with other people doesn’t come naturally to me. There is one person who makes me feel all strange inside, but his family and mine aren’t on good terms.

Tell us about your journey you are on and how it has helped you grow as a person.

I am on a personal quest to save the dragons from a tyrannical king. My goal is to somehow get an audience in front of him to enlighten him on what a bad idea his dragon campaign is. Unfortunately, for someone as low born as I am, getting an audience with the high king of the greatest realm, is nothing more than a pipe dream.

What kind of creatures do you see on a daily basis?

Dragons! I have befriended 4 dragons who accompany me on my journey. I also travel with an elf, a dwarf, and perhaps my favourite friend of all, my raven, Raver.

Who do you look up too? Why?

My poppa. But he’s dead now. He always encouraged me to follow my dreams, despite what society thought.

If you had one thing about yourself that you would want to change what would it be?

My temper, for sure. Thus my inability to let the taunts of the other kids while growing up from bothering me. I’m not well liked because of the noses I have broken.

Who is your ultimate enemy? Why?

That is a tough one. High King J’kaar is definitely up there, as it is his edict that promotes the slaying of dragons, but his son, J’kwaad the dark heir is probably number 1. J’kwaad is the leader of the hunt. His magical abilities make him a formidable foe that no one wishes to go up against.

What should we expect from you in your coming book?

I venture into the bigger world and quickly learn how twisted it actually is. Being from a small town, the goings on are real eye openers. I will strive to better myself and become more confident in dealing with personalities that are larger than life. My temper will cause me problems, but hey, that’s who I am.


The Book

STEPHENS_2019_RG_EBOOK_150Fleeing from the only life she has ever known, Reecah Windwalker sets out to avert a terrible tragedy. One that will force the dragons to the edge of extinction. But first, Reecah must find herself.

Braving the perils of a cutthroat city, Reecah discovers that as bad as life may have seemed, nothing prepared her for what her future has in store. Surviving hardships no one should ever have to endure, she finds herself face-to-face with those seeking her demise.

Without the intervention of an eclectic warrior, and the assistance of her dragon friends, Reecah might never realize the gift so many died to protect.

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The Author

AUTHORPICRichard began writing circa 1974, a bored child looking for something to do. ​As his reading horizons broadened, so did his writing.
A trip to a local bookstore saw the proprietor introduce him to Terry Brooks and Stephen R. Donaldson. His writing life was forever changed.
He worked in a warehouse for 22 years, supporting his family, before re-attending school to complete his education. Graduating with honours, he joined the local Police Service.
In 2017, he resigned from the Police Service to pursue writing full-time. With the support of his family, he has finally realized his boyhood dream.

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Cassandra Armel

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Heya there! My name is Cassandra Armel, but you can call me Cassie. I am the main POV in K.M. Jenkins’ special project coming to you soon. My story unfolds differently than her others in the works. The first book in The Vortex Series is release chapter by chapter to her Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List. Yes, that means every month they get the next chapter of my story with the bonus of receiving a free copy in ebook format at time of release.

If you haven’t joined the Dragon Ryder VIP Readers List yet I suggest you do. It is the only way to get this story before everyone else. Don’t worry if you missed chapters K.M. Jenkins is making a special resource list that features each chapter. This way everyone can get caught up.

But, enough about formalities. I should talk about myself. You already know my name but did you know I am a police officer? Not a great one either. I just recently got my old partner Richie shot in the line of duty because of a dang vision I had on the job. Was trying to keep him alive but nearly didn’t.

Now I have the choice to sit on my hands at the desk for the next six months or take on a new partner. I can’t stand sitting around doing nothing of importance. So, here I am partnered with the pretty boy Maximus Vincent. The girls just love him and I think my Sergeant is harboring a certain enjoyment from sticking me with him. Either way, if I want to keep my job and not lose my head I need to make this work. I hate having men telling me what to do and bark at the hands of authority. But, with these visions coming on more than usual, things are about to get more interesting.

I hope you will join me along my journey with the other Dragon Ryder VIP Readers members as my story unfolds. If you aren’t a member yet you can subscribe by clicking the image below.

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Book Spotlight: Hunting Briar

Welcome to another awesome Sunday. The dreaded Monday is just around the corner and I got a special treat to dull the pain of tomorrow. Today I am featuring Fantasy author Katie Holland’s latest book, ‘Hunting Briar’. She was even nice enough to give us a sneak peek. Check it out below.

An Excerpt

Prologue

I wanted out. I hated the things my mother and her coven were doing. The death and destruction were just too much for me to handle. I wasn’t like them, but I had to pretend to be so they wouldn’t suspect that I wanted to leave. All I had to do was survive another few hours. When I turned eighteen, the magic they used to track me would be gone, and they couldn’t stop me from leaving then. I knew they would search for me, but I wasn’t going to let them find me.

Being the most powerful witch born in a century, they wanted to use my power for their purposes, but there was no way I was going to let that happen. I would die before I let them use me for their evil plans. I had a plan in place and there was less than twenty-four hours before I was free. Nothing was going to stop me.

I know I was being watched constantly. But I had a distraction in place that was sure to get their attention. It was going to be my only hope of escape.

The entire Moon coven was preparing for the celebration of my birthday. It was going to start at midnight, and then at the exact time of my birth, I was supposed to become a full-fledged member of the coven. That was not going to happen.

My mother had picked the spot for this event. We were in the middle of the woods that was owned by the coven. We’d had many celebrations here, so I was familiar with the area, which was going to be a big help. While the rest of the coven was busy doing whatever my mother told them to, I was busy preparing my distraction. It was going to take a lot on my part to pull it off, and hopefully, luck was going to be on my side.

When I thought I was prepared enough, I came out of my hiding spot and found my mother.

“Briar,”she said tersely, “where have you been? There are things you need to do for your ceremony. Hurry up and get them done.”

“Yes mother,” I said. It was my standard response.

My mother was the head of our coven and no one ever said no to her. She was a powerful air element witch, and if someone disobeyed her, they usually found themselves swept up by the wind. Sometimes we saw them again and sometimes we didn’t.

That was one of the reasons I wanted to leave. I was nothing like my mother and I was afraid that if I stayed, I would turn into her– only a more powerful version.

I went to the tent that had been set up for me to prepare for the ceremony. I went through the motions of doing what my mother asked. I had to make it seem like I was excited about joining the coven in case anyone checked on me, but I was actually using that time to go through my mental checklist.

I knew it was almost time when my cousin came to the tent to help me. The ceremony required me to be naked, which was actually no big deal for me. A lot of our ceremonies required it and it was a normal part of how I grew up. My cousin was painting the symbols on me that my mother required, Air, Water, Earth, and Fire. I was able to control all four elements, which was extremely rare. That’s what made me special.

When she was done, she left me to go join the rest of the coven. I could already hear the chanting and knew it wouldn’t be long before I was summoned to the circle. I took a deep breath, I was ready. It was time to start my distraction.

Closing my eyes, I pictured a storm rolling in. I was trying to make it look as natural as possible, so no one suspected it was me. I heard the wind pick up and knew I was successful.

“Briar, it’s time,” my mother said, from outside the tent.

I walked out and smiled at the feel of the coming storm. Of course, my mother thought I was smiling at her, and I let her think that.

“Briar,”she said, “I can’t wait to have you by my side as a full member of this coven. I know you’ll do us proud.”

I just nodded. If only she knew what I was thinking. She’d lock me up forever. Good thing I was able to keep her out of my head.

We walked over to the group of women who I had grown up with. I didn’t think I was going to miss any of them when I left. It’s possible that some of them used to be good people, but my mother had corrupted them all.

The closer we got to the rest of the coven, the stronger the wind was getting, but luckily no one seemed to notice. My mother and I walked through the women and into the center of the circle. Then she started the ceremony.

“Friends and fellow witches, it is with great honor that tonight we make my daughter a full member of this glorious Moon Coven.”

I tuned out the next part, because it was time to make my escape. Thunder rumbled in the distance and my hair blew in the wind. I stood there and willed the storm to intensify. That part was easy. Making it look like I wasn’t concentrating on the storm was the hard part.

I saw my mother pull out the dagger. It was now or never. That dagger was created with very dark magic, and once she cut me with that thing, I would be hers forever.

Lightning started to strike all around us, breaking trees in half and starting a few fires. Then the wind and rain started. The rain was so heavy, I could barely see my hand in front of my face. The tornado strength winds were so strong, I saw a few witches get blown away and the rest started trying to find a place to hide. Everyone scattered, except for my mother. She stood her ground and looked me directly in the eye.

“This is your doing Briar,” she yelled at me, over the sounds of the storm.

“Yes,” I yelled back. “I will never be part of this evil you’ve created. Goodbye, mother.”

My mother started to come after me, so I sent a bolt of lightning straight into her. It hit and she flew back about ten feet. Since she was an air element witch, it wouldn’t kill her, but it did knock her unconscious, and that was what I needed.

I didn’t know how long I had, so I ran. I left the storm raging out of control. I needed to wash away any evidence of what direction I was going. I ran to the place I’d stashed my clothes and money, and kept on running through the woods. I had to get as far away from there as possible.

As I ran, I felt a sense of freedom I’d never known before. I was no longer under the control of my mother. It was time for me to be who I was meant to be.


The Book

417EBtqb0nLBorn the most powerful witch in a century, Briar’s power is potentially limitless. With her mother coveting her power, Briar will do anything to stop her mother from using it for her own evil purposes. On Briar’s eighteenth birthday she manages to escape the coven she was raised in. She spends the next two years on the run, hiding her power and hoping her mother doesn’t find her.

Mystic Haven, Louisiana was supposed to be just another stop, but she was offered a job at the nearby school for witches and warlocks. Since Waverly Academy placed the security of it’s staff and students as their top priority she felt safe enough to stay. Briar slowly let her guard down and allowed people into her circle. With the help of her best friend and new boyfriend she begins to find out who she really is. But will living as her true self allow mother find her and drag her back into the life she wants nothing to do with?

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The Author

Web Resolution Headshots-4Author of Young Adult and Romance books. If Katie’s not writing you can find her reading, cooking or baking for her family. Her love of writing goes back to elementary school and her love of books goes back even farther than that. She takes inspiration from the everyday and lets her imagination take over. She loves seeing new places and enjoying what nature has to offer.

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Inflicted ~ Pre-Order Today!

INFLICTEDThe mistress of an academy should be unbiased. She should support the excellent work of all her students, whether they are winged or wingless. In a perfect world, she would. The Valkyrie Academy is not a perfect place.

Kara and her two wingless friends, Hildr and Eir, are at the receiving end of Mistress Sigrun’s “just” justice. They must partake in a fight without rules and no guarantee of finishing alive.

Only the future will reveal if the mistress will keep the fight fair.

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Katrina Cope

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Katrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Angie’s New Moon Book Review

DISCLAIMER: THIS BOOK REVIEW FEATURES A BOOK WITH ADULT CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. PLEASE BE ADVISED.

Welcome to the fifth week of our series review of McKayla Schutt’s werewolf series, The Legend Series. It is by far one of my top favorite werewolf series to read and I actually plan to re-read these books over and over again. Without drowning on for to long though I thought we should get down and dirty with this review. Check it out below.

Book Review

Angie has lived her life feeling alone and different. She isn’t like the other wolf shifters. She hasn’t found her wolf yet. Struggling with finding out who she is and where she belongs you find yourself pulling for her. She is such a strong and emotional character you just can’t but get pulled in. McKayla Schutt did a wonderful job building Angie up and helping her find the rightful place she belongs. This book had me captured from page one and I couldn’t put it down till I finished it. I was so hungry for more I instantly grabbed the next book in the series to continue along in The Legend Series. Highly recommend this book and every other book in this series to those that love happy endings with sexy werewolves.

Stars: 5 out of 5


The Book

ANGIES NEW MOONThe fear of being experimented on kept Angie from living her life. She wants a mate, something more, but she can’t find it hiding in her mother’s shadows. She throws caution to the wind on her birthday and heads out to see Aiden, the twin brother she’s been kept away from. A march storm rolls through grounding her plane and she imprints with Hector, a badass werewolf player. She gets a glimpse of a possible normal future. When someone from her past kidnaps her, she now must face the scientist she’s always dreaded. One problem after another threatens to break them apart.

Hector doesn’t do long term relationships. Love doesn’t like him and he doesn’t deserve it. His long list of conquests only proves his quick cycle of women. When he imprints with Angie, he’s forced to evaluate feelings he isn’t used to. While he wants Angie’s love, his inner demons remind him people always leave him. When Angie is kidnapped, so many emotions run through him and the fear of losing her, scares him more than he thought possible.

***This book does standalone, but they’re better when read in order.***

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The Author

Screen Shot 2018-10-22 at 10.29.34 PMMcKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves. She is a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goal- to write as many sexy books as possible. However, being a mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.

Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer but doubters said that it would be impossible to make money at it. She is pushing herself hard to show them they are wrong.

She would like to remind everyone to review what you read, it’s important!

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Interview with Katie Holland

Thank god it is Sunday. My work weekend is almost over. Even though I am sitting at work bored out of my mind I got a special treat for you all to enjoy. Today I am sitting down with Katie Holland for her very own interview. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy reading everyone :).

Interview

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m married to a wonderful, hardworking man. Daughter of fantastic parents. As well as a sister, cousin, step-mom, grandma and dog mom. I love being outside but hate bugs. Popcorn is my favorite snack and I never say no to chocolate!

What genre do you write in? Why?

I write Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal as well as Contemporary, New Adult and Paranormal Romance. I all have a children’s book in the works.

What inspired you to become an author?

I’ve loved writing since I was a kid and I was encouraged by my family to try a novel.

How did you come up with the story within your books? What inspired your creativity?

I honestly don’t know where a lot of it comes from. I just sit down at my laptop and see what happens. But a lot of my characters are inspired by real people.

Who inspires you to write in your normal day life?

My mom is my main source of inspiration, but my whole (and extended) family also encourages me.

What authors inspired you to write your own book?

Abbi Glines is the main one. Then I learned about the Indue author community and that was a huge inspiration.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years as a writer?

Hopefully making living as a full time writer.

Are you Indie Published or Traditional? Why did you choose this route?

A little bit of both. I started out with self publishing and then found Kingston Publishing Company which is a small publisher.

What should we expect from you in the coming months?

I am going to finish the final book of my Nykara series. As well as the second book in my Bay State University series. And hopefully a children’s book.

What is the one thing you want to say to your readers?

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You’ll never know what it means to me that anyone loves my work.


The Author

Web Resolution Headshots-4Author of Young Adult and Romance books. If Katie’s not writing you can find her reading, cooking or baking for her family. Her love of writing goes back to elementary school and her love of books goes back even farther than that. She takes inspiration from the everyday and lets her imagination take over. She loves seeing new places and enjoying what nature has to offer.

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The Book

NYKARANykara is the first novel in a thrilling young adult fantasy series.

For sixteen-year-old Alix, life was simple in her small town. However, that all changed the moment a mysterious boy moves into her town. Alix begins to discover strange occurrences all around her. Only, she quickly learns the magic she once believed to be fiction, may be more real than she ever could have imagined.

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Book Review: Till Death Do Us Part

It’s another Friday and you know what that means… Means it is almost the weekend. If you are wondering what to do this weekend, how about snuggling up with a book. And what a book I got for you. This book is titled, “Till Death do Us Part”. It is by Speculative Fiction author Stephanie Ayers. This novella is a horror story that tells a journey of love and death. You definitely will enjoy this book, I did.


The Review

Speculative Fiction author Stephanie Ayer twists a story and scatters threads throughout this horror filled book. She takes you on a journey how a man rejected by a woman throws away the engagement ring. But, the ring passes through hands to find its way home to the rightful wearer. The only problem is everyone dies and disaster strikes throughout the entire city. The end is so twisted and screwed up it left me with my mouth hanging open in surprise. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to read a book that has twists, turns, death, and love all mixed into one.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Book

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When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended.

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About the Author

39442888_10217371387577520_8150884940305661952_nStephanie Ayers is an international bestselling author who writes speculative fiction, where horror and fantasy collide. A self-proclaimed word whisperer, she is a unicorn disguised as a human living in southwestern Ohio and a member of the Ohio Writers Association. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn’t doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections, notably Absolution, Flash Fiction Addiction, and Bending Time. She currently has two serials to her name, the stand-alone horror volumes of The 13 series and her new high fantasy, the Destiny Defined series, which debuted March 7, 2019.

Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayers

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A Forbidden Friendship Pre-Order Now Available!

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Prince Billy is on a quest. He must prove to his elders that he can make it out in the real world on his talents as a mage. After two years of adventures, he is finally on his way back to Elërya, the City of Mages. But when he wanders off the King’s Road, Billy finds himself in trouble. The Forest of Ferrês has swallowed him up while he slumbers in his camp. He wakes to find a small fox with two tails jumping at his feet, trying to warn him that a creature of horror is hunting him from the depths of the forest. Will he make it out alive? Or will his journey take an unexpected turn?

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Projects, a New Job, and Hassles

September just started and I am going crazy with trying to keep up with everything. To help make things even worse, I start a part-time job yesterday. The job is pretty easy to do, but the training is so boring. I wanted to kill myself yesterday—the clock just moved so slow. Either than that it was nice to get away from the screaming kids for a few hours. I plan to only work short hours during the week and every other weekend. Still that takes a lot of time away from design projects and my writing.

Things have been going slowly on the writing front. I started writing the final story in my Tales of Ferrês series. I got about 1k into it then found myself stuck for over two weeks. Nothing I did made me want to finish it. So, the day before yesterday I decided to re-write the entire story from scratch. This seemed to do the trick because I could make some headway into it finally. I am hoping if time permits I will complete half of it tomorrow since I have the day off. But, that depends on if the boys let me work on the computer or not. They have been getting pretty naughty lately, so that leaves that up in the air.

If I don’t get the story to where I want it tomorrow I gave myself two weeks to write it. Then will come the fun part—editing. Right now my editor is in her busy time with her other job. So, it will be a work in process to get this one done on time. I am thinking of having it release at the end of October. Then release the bundle book in November. I will be glad when this project is done and out of the way. I am excited about getting started on my other books for next year.

**Cough…Cough** Changing the subject, I have been working on a 30 step process to writing a novel, created by Renee Scattergood. It is taking longer than I thought to get through all the steps so I can get to the writing part. I did this process with my WIP, ‘Gargoyle Sighted’. This is the book I have been releasing by the chapter each month to my Dragon Ryder VIP Members. Since this process is changing a lot, this month I will miss the deadline and double up in November. I plan to write this entire series before I start on my next book series. Hoping this process works to kick out series faster.

If you can’t tell my month will be busy with the addition of having a normal day job. So wish me luck and hopefully next month I will have good news for everyone on my writing projects.

Till next time.

~K.M. Jenkins

Bridge of the Gods

Today I am featuring a book spotlight on C.J. Rose’s book ‘Bridge of the Gods’. She even shared a sneak peek too. So, please enjoy this feature and if you like it then please go snatch up a copy. Happy reading. 🙂

Excerpt

I close my eyes and try to imagine what it is that made my father gain the strength to follow through with what he needed to do. I’m not someone who prays, but this night I will. I drop upon my knees and let the cool breeze blow across my face. The smell of the animals mixed with that of night brings my senses alive for the first time. I stretch my hands out to my sides and open my palms to take it all in.

Gently, I feel the caress of someone’s hand insert into mine. Not looking up to see who it is, I slowly close my fingers around the soft instruments that are her fingers.

Just by the sound of her breathing I know exactly who it is. There is no way I’m ever letting her go, so together we kneel here, and one by one I can feel the presence of the Gods kneeling with me and joining hands.

It is then that I know what it is that my father had…Love. The courage doesn’t just come from him; it comes from everywhere, everyone, and everything. With that recollection, I stay there for only a moment more. When I open my eyes, I know the scene that I will see. Laid there before me are 7 of the most important people in my life at this moment. It makes me sad to know that this may be the last time that I will ever see this world again.

Slowly letting go of Gwen’s hand, I rise to face them all. “I need you to tell me what you overheard Aphrodite.”

Batting her lashes at Hephe she responds with one word. “Death.”

“What do you mean death?” I ask in shock as the others mumble amongst themselves.

“She plans to kill anyone who stands in her way. We may not as easily be threatened, but I fear that the lives of you and your guardian are in danger.”

“Tell me something we don’t know.” Enters Apollo’s saucy tone.

I let Aphrodite’s words sink in for just a second before making up my mind that it will not stop me. With one deep breath, I look at Hephe and let the two words roll off my tongue. “I’m ready.”


The Book

51NaX-pOxqL***BRIDGE OF THE GODS***
Move over Percy Jackson; Luthor McAlester is here. Bridge of the Gods, the first book in the Generation Chronicles series, follows Luthor McAlester, a teenage boy living in San Diego, California. His father, dying when he was a child, left him to become man of the house, to care for his mother and younger sister. On his 18th birthday he discovers a power that has been held dormant until now; unsure what to do with it in the absence of his father’s guidance. His best friend Gwen, who claims to be oblivious, knows more than she is telling. With just the help of his best friend, can Luthor figure out how to use his power and help the Gods like they ask? Or will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more than Luthor can handle? Click the link below to find out.

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The Author

I am RoseAnn Labriola, penning as C.J. Rose. C. J. Rose resides in Central Illinois; originally from just south of Chicago. The passion for writing took root in high school where she began writing song lyrics and poetry. C.J. found her inspiration from other fantasy and YA novels such as Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and more. On top of literature, Rose has a keen love for all things nerdy and sci-fi. On a quiet night, you can find her curled up with an episode of Doctor Who, Arrow, Firefly, and more. C. J. also belongs to a theatre organization KVTA. The devotion to musicals and theatre has led her to be a part of over 10 shows as an actor, and over 20 as a staff person. I am a hairstylist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I have always loved writing, whether it was poems, song lyrics or stories. I decided it was time to sit down and put my thoughts to paper of a story concept I have played with for long time. In the process, it developed into the full-length version that I am proud to call my first published book, Bridge of the Gods – A Generation Son Chronicle. Now I have 3 novels in the series as well as a companion cookbook.

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