Friday, 18 October 2013

Cover Reveal: Stormrise by Skye Knizley

Stormrise by Skye Knizley
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 10/31/13 from Vamptasy Publishing



 Life isn't easy for Detective Raven Storm.  Her best friend was recently killed and dismembered, her latest case ended with her partner in intensive care, and her mother, the vampiric Mistress of the City is playing matchmaker… again.  The last thing she wants is another bizarre murder case with a partner she doesn't know.  But that is exactly what she gets when she is handed the enigmatic case of Nathan King, who was found in his car with a gaping hole where his stomach should be.

 Soon Raven is unraveling a mystery that leads her deep into the city's preternatural underworld, and into the arms of a sexy vampire she barely knows, but whose heart she seeks in the darkness…

 About the Author:

 Skye Knizley currently lives in Connecticut, USA, a small state of confusion where she spends most of her time writing urban fantasy and role-playing game adventures.  When she isn't setting quill to parchment Skye can be found hiking with her Siberian Husky Piper and her spirit guide Sheba, camping in a variety of state parks, motorcycling, ghost hunting or practicing and studying the healing arts of Wicca.  Which doesn't mean she dances naked under a full moon… as far as you know.  Besides, you need a stone circle for that and they knocked the last one down to build a six-lane bypass. Any questions?

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Riverbend: The Collection by Andrea Goodson

It's October 8th and Riverbend: The Collection has finally made it's appearance on Amazon!

Author Andrea Goodson has been long awaiting the chance to share this compilation of all three books in The Riverbend Trilogy with her readers!

Re-edited and revised, this New Adult-Romantic Suspense collection of three novels: Riverbend, Rapid Water, and Waking Tide, explores life's deepest wound, grief. Along with romance, mystery, and an artful blend of historical fact and fiction in a contemporary setting, the author weaves a tale of intrigue and love that will be sure to keep you turning the pages!

Praise received in Amazon reviews for Andrea's books-

"...As an avid reader, I find some authors much more alluring
than others...This author is inspiring and has a
skill for narrative, these books could be converted to screen plays with great

"Andrea Goodson knows how to keep her readers in suspense!"

"Once again, author Andrea Goodson delivers a story that keeps her reader turning the pages!"

Riverbend: The Collection is available now on Kindle; and can be purchased for a low, limited time price of $4.99!


All three novels in The Riverbend Trilogy in one digital boxed set. Riverbend: The Collection includes Riverbend, Rapid Water, and Waking Tide.
Nestled deep in Northwest Pennsylvania, in the thick forest of the Allegheny Mountains, is a quiet community named Kennerdell. Rich in both Native American and European settlement history with few inhabitants and a charming culture, growing up there was simple for Lena Woodruff.
But when grief stepped in and darkened her life-everything changed. After years of escape, Lena is forced to return home.
A web of mystery and danger that dates back to America’s earliest days quickly weaves around her and when a longtime friend, one who knows the tragedy that plagues Lena's heart, comes back into her life - things get complicated.
Grief darkens her thoughts while insecurity and self-doubt cause the lines between reality and imagination to blur. Just when she thinks she can't take anymore, a small glimmer of hope arises.
A sudden and unexpected need for love begins a conflict between self-doubt and the promise of something better.
Where strength can be weakness and vulnerability-an asset, the greatest danger that threatens Lena in Kennerdell may just be herself.
Will she be able to unfold the truth around this mystery or will it be easier to run away?
Love, danger, and history collide in Riverbend: The Collection

You can learn more about Andrea and her books by visiting her website, Facebook;, and Twitter!

You can enter Andrea's Book Birthday and Release Blitz Giveaway here!


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Blood & Light Vampire Series Re-Release!

Please join us as Rue Volley re-releases her Amazon bestselling Blood and Light Vampire Series. With all new covers and the same world-rocking vampire story beneath them, if you haven't read them yet, this is your chance! The boxed set will retail on Amazon for only $5.99. That's all six books, plus two additional prequel novellas, over 2800 pages of awesome vampires with bite!

Join the release party to win awesome swag and eBooks here:

Six Books, one epic journey. Make their story your own.

Blurb - Blood and Light - Book 1:

Rue lives in the quiet little town of Calvary, Minnesota. It is nestled along the Great Lakes and surrounded in lush forests. A home, a safe place to be, or so she thought.

 Rue is planning her future and trying to navigate school and all other aspects of her life. Then her Mother falls ill. This sends Rue spiraling as she feels abandoned and without guidance. Attempting to make things better, Kai, Rue's only sibling, invites her to a party that will change the course of her life forever.

What would you do if you suddenly realized that your entire life had been a lie? That those who loved you the most had fabricated a world to protect you from a damning truth?


Blurb - Smoke and Mirrors - Book 2:

In book two the story takes a much darker turn. The rogue vampires are introduced as they try to destroy everything Rue holds dear. Rue is fighting her way back to reality after being abducted and forced to enter Valon, the ancient city to all vampires. Dark forces close in all around her as new enemies threaten to take everything she has ever known.

Epic battles rage, new enemies are uncovered, and the deepest of loves may have to be sacrificed for survival.


Blurb - Oil and Water - Book 3:

We join Rue as she wakes up in a foreign place. She does not remember who she, how she got there or why her heart aches so badly. She also has a very bad feeling that if she gets well, something terrible will come of it. She struggles to get a grip on reality as new friends try their best to earn her trust, but old enemies bring with them memories of a life she has all but forgotten.
Once again she finds herself in a battle of epic proportions, only this time her greatest enemy is her own mind and what it will accept as truth.
Will she allow herself to move forward? or, will she fade into memory once and for all?

Blurb - Clarity and Reason - Book 4:
As Rue accepts the tragedies that have befallen her family, she finds it almost impossible to allow love back into her heart. Every day she is maturing, coming closer to becoming a true protector. Closer to understanding her power and what she truly is. All the while some old enemies have now become strong allies, and some allies are not what they seemed to be.
Will she love again?
Will she take the final steps and accept her powers?
Or will she force them back into the books, locking them away forever?
Blurb - Grace and Beauty - Book 5:
In book five the story takes an even stranger turn for Rue and all of the characters you have grown to love.
Jonathan suffers with a loss of such great magnitude he may never recover from it. Rue and Joshua try to cope with an ever growing Gracie. Theo try's to distract himself from his growing need for Jonah.
Suddenly a darkness arises that forces them to become the family they were always destined to be.

Blurb - Hope and Faith  - Book 6:
Rue faces the biggest obstacle in her path yet...herself.
Her power is so immense that she has weaved a safety net for everyone around her. She has created a new reality to ignore the truth. It is so impenetrable that she may not even be able to destroy it.
Their one true enemy has discovered their location after being buried in the earth for decades. This new threat will join forces with anyone who harbors ill will towards Rue and her family.
Rue must wake up to reality and set things right.
Will she discover her true destiny in time?
*as a bonus to fans this final book in the series has two prequels added on at the end of the book.
"Birth of a Vampire" and "Will and Wonder"

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Special Edition BOXSET

 The Blood & Light Vampire Series
6 FULL NOVELS + 2 BONUS shorts!
Let their story become your own.


Excerpt from Book 2 "Smoke and Mirrors":


"What the hell are you doing here?"
"Saving your ass." I said
"Yeah, looks like it." Josh said sarcastically.
"Oh shut up, we have to figure out how to get off this thing."
We slid a little and I squeezed my legs against his sides.
"Oh, this is sexy." he said with a growl.
"Oh my God! We are going to die here if you don't help." I yelled at him.
"Okay, okay...give me your blade." he said.
"Give it to me." He said as he lifted his hand. I placed it in his hand and he quickly sliced it across my palm.
"Ouch!" I said. He grinned at me as we slid a little more down the mirror.
"Let me drink your blood, I'm weak." he said to me in a low tone.
I pressed my hand against his mouth and I felt his lips on my skin. The sudden hum in my body was an unneeded distraction. I tightened my legs as I straddled him and he groaned. He pulled my hand away from his mouth, smiling up at me.
"Could you not do that?" he said.
"Do what?" I asked him.
"Press down on me like that."
"I can't help it!" I cried out as I tightly wrapped my arms around his neck , we started to slide down further and further.
He grunted as he tried his best to push himself back up with me on top of him.
"This is not the way I wanted our first time to be." he said with a laugh.
"Oh my God, shut up!" I yelled as he did nothing but aggravate me as usual.
About Amazon International Bestselling Author, Rue Volley:
Rue Volley resides on earth with her partner in crime, Von Erik and their two pugs, Mobacca and Oshi Wan Konobi. She is a descendant of the Blackfoot Indians and is very proud of her heritage. She is a bestselling author with over 30 books published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, Hot Ink Press and Vamptasy Publishing. She writes YA, adult fiction and hardcore erotic. Her writing style has been described as a perfect blend of Tarantino and David Lynch. It is action packed, extremely twisted and full of perfected characters that jump right off of the page. Rue is a leading advocate for the Arts as she has been for almost 20 years now, hosting a Radio Station and magazine dedicated to Indie Artists and helping them get more exposure. She also plays guitar and violin and will sing occasionally if you can bribe her with chocolate.
Ranked #1 on amazon 7/23/2013 in erotica "The Naughty Box" with the "Hunters Blood Series"
Ranked #2 on amazon 7/22/2013 as an author in erotica
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Nikki Narvaez' Emblazed Blog Tour

Emblazed (The Elemental Prophecy 2)
Author: Nikki Narvaez
Release Day:  September 20, 2013
Three days. Three days seems like a lot of time, but not when you are racing to save the one you love. Not when time is against you.
Three days is all Jace has to save Brielle, to prevent both of their deaths. Both have more to battle than they ever imagined while they fight for their lives, their souls, and their love.
Will Jace be able to rescue Brielle, or will the fate of the world die with her? 

Excerpt From Emblazed (The Elemental Prophecy 2):
Hades walked in with that stupid smirk on his face, which I couldn't wait to remove. When he reached me, he sneered as he said, “I'm going to give you one last chance to surrender your power to me. I shall spare you and you can go back home. If not, you can stay here while I continue to torture you until you beg me to take it.”
I snorted. “That will never happen. I would never give you my power, even if I knew how, which I don't.”
“Not even for the life of your flame?” Hades asked smugly.
I stiffened as fear spread over me. Had he found Jace? He couldn't have – Jace just got here. I could still feel him, and he wasn't in the building yet. Hades directed his attention to the door, which opened to two minotaurs dragging Jace between them. No. No, no, no!
I concentrated on talking to Jace in my mind, but he didn't respond. He still felt like he was somewhere else in the Underworld, not standing right in front of me. I knew our connection was having issues from being apart, but shouldn't it be back to normal since he was in front of me? He barely struggled against his captors, and he wouldn't even look at me. Jace, look at me! Look at me!
He still didn't respond. Something wasn't right. This couldn't be Jace – all my senses but my sight told me it wasn't, but how could I deny it when he stood before me? He looked like my Jace, and given I was probably delirious from everything I'd experienced down here, I didn't put much weight on not being able to hear or feel him. Our bond was probably all fucked up from being down here in another realm anyway.
“Last chance – submit your power to me or he will die,” Hades threatened.
“But, I don't know how. Please, don't,” I begged. Fuck, I didn't want to resort to begging, but this was Jace. I'd do anything for him, even damn humanity. I didn't care whether I was being selfish or not, Jace was my world, the only one that really mattered to me.
Then, my nightmare sprang to life before my eyes. The minotaurs moved away as the demons and skeletons from the walls converged on Jace. “Jace!!! Nooo!!!”
I pulled and fought against my bonds as tears blurred my sight. I couldn't feel anything that was happening to him, further confusing me as to what was transpiring with our bond. All I could focus on was Jace fighting off demons in front of me, and desperation and rage pulsed through me. I used it to empower my Akasha, but I was so consumed with emotion that I had no control over the tremendous power that streamed out of me. It erupted from my body, engulfing the room in light while wildly shooting in all directions, including upwards where the invisible bonds imprisoned me.
I fell to the floor in a heap, finally free. I looked up, frantically searching for Jace among the piles of charred bodies that had been in the path of my Akasha. Chandeliers sat in fragments in between the multitude of bodies and their strewn parts scattered across the floor. The thrones were on opposite sides of the room, embedded in the walls. Piles of ash smoked in various places throughout the room. Hades was nowhere in sight, and I hoped that I had obliterated him to one of those mounds of dust, even though he probably fled like coward when everything started happening.
I tried to stand, but I was too weak to support myself. Dots spotted my vision as I dragged myself down the stairs, praying that I could find Jace in the carnage in front of me before I blacked out. I was still alive, so that meant he was too, right? Our bond couldn't be that fractured, could it? I saw the red tips of his hair beneath a mass of blackened bodies.
I crawled over the smoking remains of the demons, the stench of which caused me to vomit on one of them. I continued crawling over bodies until I finally made it to Jace. I pushed the bodies on top of him weakly, but they wouldn't budge. I sobbed as I continued, only freeing his face and chest before I collapsed from my efforts. My head rested on his chest, which wasn't rising and falling with breath. I couldn't hear his heartbeat, my most cherished sound in the whole world. My heart shattered as I took in his charred face, his dead eyes staring back at me. Darkness crept in, and the last thought I had before I was pulled into nothing was that Jace couldn't be burned.
Author Bio:
My name is Nikki Narvaez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where I currently live with my husband, our two dogs, Bella and Oreo, and our cat, Cupcake. I have been teaching for four years, but I hope to become a full-time writer and stay at home mom one day. I am 27 years old, and have three older sisters who have blessed me with four nephews and one niece. In my free time, I love to write and play Texas Hold 'Em poker.
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Jake Snow from Elodie Parkes now available on your kindle

I personally love Elodie Parkes and all of her work. Whenever I hear there is something more to read from her, I tend to put aside what I'm currently reading and move her to the front. Welcome to my blog today Elodie. Can you share some things with us?

Hi Jacquie,  

Thank you for inviting me to the blog today with my new release, ‘Jake Snow’.

The book is the story of Bethany Snow’s brother. Bethany is the leading female character in my erotic romance, ‘The Last Time’ and people who read the book early in its release always wanted to know more about Jake. I had his story in my head and so here it is.

‘The Last Time’ takes place on a movie location and that’s where Jake and Bethany, who are private investigators are sent by their agency to deal with hate mail being sent to a movie star there. It’s two years since his sister got married and Jake has been working cases alone. He’s tired and hoping to find love too when we meet him in this book. This time the story takes place in the fashion world and Jake gets caught up in the strange happenings in an atelier.

The idea for the movie location book came to me when I was invited to watch a shoot by an indie film maker. The idea for the high fashion setting for this book was seeded about the same time when I went to watch a fashion show with friends. I was on holiday overseas, with them. We had attended a dance theatre, and then later in the week a fashion show. I knew immediately that I would write a story about the world of fashion. The idea of placing Jake Snow in this world came after I had written, The Last Time.
A new romantic mystery from Amazon best-selling author, Elodie Parkes
Jake Snow
Private detective, Jake Snow, has grown tired of working alone since his sister Bethany married, and stopped working on field cases with him. He's chosen less high-powered cases as he decides against teaming with another partner from the Black Agency. Gradually Jake realizes he wants the kind of love his sister found, and a different job...
When he's sent on what he thinks is a simple surveillance assignment, just before he's due to take his requested extended leave, he finds a tangled web of lies, and a fashion designer in trouble...
The question is will he also find love?
With steamy love scenes and a twist of fun, this book is 18+

Read an excerpt G 13+ rated

He put his hand gently on her arm. “Let me see where you’re hurt.”

She pulled her T-shirt down to show him the top of her arm. There was a big bruise starting where her shoulder met the top of her arm and it continued down her arm a little way.

Jake frowned. “I’m sorry. I did that didn’t I? I knew you were slender, but I thought I was dealing with a young guy, maybe casing the place for a robbery. Have you got any witch hazel, that’s good for bruises?”

She shook her head, and pulled up her T-shirt.

“Maybe a pack of frozen peas?” Jake really wanted to help, and at the same time, he was trying to squash down an urgent need to hold her close and kiss that bruise away. It worried him, but he found her very attractive.

Pixie shook her head again, and to Jake’s alarm, a huge tear slid down her cheek and dripped off her chin. Jake caught it in the palm of his hand.

“Don’t cry. I’ll talk with my boss and maybe there will be some way we can help you.”


Elodie is giving away a $10 or £10 Amazon gift voucher to celebrate the release of ‘Jake Snow’. Enter via the rafflecopter with a comment on the blog.
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Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.
Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent, darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, and Evernight
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

Buy links for Jake Snow


Jake Snow, a sweetie, sexy, strong...looking for love and the person responsible for the theft he's currently investigating.