September 28, 2013

Cover Reveal! FALL - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two by @AKMorgen




Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Summary:

How do you save someone who doesn't want to be saved?

Those called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren't strong enough to stop it.

Arionna thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he always feared.

It's up to Arionna to stop him before it's too late, but the path to hell is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward self destruction. This time, Arionna isn't sure she can save him from himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the people she loves?

FALLThe Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two will be available on October 5, 2013 from Curiosity Quills Press.

FADE – The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book One is available now at Amazon US, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and other major retailers.


About the Author:

A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband, three dogs, and demonic cat. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world some day. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.

You can learn more about Ayden at http://akmorgen.com or by following her on Twitter, Goodreads, or Facebook.



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September 26, 2013

Release of new video trailer for The Channie Series by Charlotte Abel



As much as I hate to 'seal up' The Channie Series, I have so many other books in my head to start (and finish) that I had this little trailer created for the series to wrap it all up. It's not fancy but I think it is a good summary of the series and gives me the closure I need to feel like I can focus on The Sanctuary Series. I'll have more about that over the coming months but for now, please enjoy The Channie Series trailer.

September 24, 2013

Time Spell by T.A. Foster

Hi Friends
I want to take a moment to introduce a lovely author, T.A. Foster. Her novel, Time Spell, is a fun 'witchy' story that I think you might enjoy. Here is some info about it.

Ivy Grace is learning that magic—and love—are all about the right timing. 
Follow the adventures of this spirited young Southern woman as she embarks upon a successful new career writing novels and movies that explore romantic mysteries of the past. 
Ivy, a witch who spends her days practicing her brand of good magic in a sleepy little city, often travels back in time to observe events of yesteryear and turn them into compelling stories for her modern-day fans. But as her uncanny ability to weave enthralling historic tales lands her in the limelight, she quickly finds that fame sometimes comes with a price. 
Evil forces now know who she is and threaten to reveal her family’s most sacred magical secrets.
With the help of her ruggedly handsome editor and a sexy supernatural ex-boyfriend, Ivy must unravel history while fighting to keep these ominous forces at bay. 
Will Ivy be able to make the ultimate sacrifice for the people she loves the most?
Available at Amazon.

About T.A. Foster




T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos. 
Her long love affair with books started at an early age and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University.  When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.


September 13, 2013

Free Kindle ebooks on September 13, 14, 15, 2013




Fall is here and it's time to stock up on books for those cozy afternoons in front of a fire. We've partnered with many of today's best indie authors to provide you with free books for a limited time.

Visit Free-Bookshop.com from September 13, 2013 to September 15, 2013 to pick up kindle and nook versions of these must read books. Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Contemporary and more.

Authors featuring free books on one or more days include:

Alexia Purdy
Alyssa Rose Ivy
Andrea Heltsley
Aria Grace
Brina Courtney
Charlotte Abel
Christie Rich
E.L. Todd
Eva Pohler
Felicia Tatum
Holly McCaghren
Jennifer Snyder
Kaitlyn Hoyt
Laura A. H. Elliott
Leia Shaw
Nancy Straight
Rebecca Berto
Rebecca Ethington
Sophie Davis

Sanctuary: Jonathan's Song by Charlotte Abel for River's Recruit

One of the highlights of UtopYA this summer was the live performance of original music written by Amanda Havard for Chelsea Fine’s “Archers of Avalon” series, Quinn Loftis’s “Grey Wolves” series and Amy Bartol’s “Premonition” series.

I wish I had links to all the songs because they were so beautiful and inspiring. I decided while wiping the tears from my eyes that I wanted a song for my series, too.

Musical lyrics are essentially poetry. I can write poetry. If you’ve read “Enchanment,” “Taken,” or “Finding Valor,” you’ve no doubt noticed that all the spells and instructions from “The Book of the Dead” are written in poetic form. Therefore…I can write lyrics.

But that’s only half the equation. For it to be a song, the lyrics need music. And I am not the least bit musically gifted.

I took piano lessons for five years but can only play with my right hand. I took guitar lessons for three years and can play a stilted, awkward rendition of “Dust in the Wind.” I played saxophone in junior high but I was always last chair. I even played the Irish whistle in church once, but was not asked to play again. I can read music, sort of. But I can NOT sing.

Anyway…I felt inspired to write a song for “The Sanctuary Series.” I could even ‘see’ the music video in my head.  But without music and someone to sing the words, “Jonathan’s Song” was doomed to be nothing more than a figment of my imagination.

Fate intervened. I stumbled upon a gifted musician willing to collaborate and “Jonathan’s Song” is the result.

The music video isn’t quite what I imagined, but I’m happy with it. For now.

If there’s enough interest, I’d like to host a contest for indie videographers. Be sure to leave a comment if you’re interested and forward this post to anyone you think might be interested. I need at least ten entries to make it worthwhile. If I get ten entries, I’ll award a $100 to the winner. If there are more than twenty entries, I’ll make it $200. I’ll post links to all the entries on my blog and let ya’ll pick the winner by popular vote.

It was written for River's Recruit, Book One of The Sanctuary Series by Charlotte Abel available at Amazon: http://bit.ly/RiversRecruitAmazon or BN.com: http://bit.ly/RiversRecruitNook

Also download the Prequel, Down the Rabbit Hole by Charlotte Abel for free at Amazon: http://bit.ly/RabbitHoleCharlotteAbel or BN.com: http://bit.ly/RabbitHoleNook

Anyway…

Here’s  “Sanctuary: Jonathan’s Song
(If you like it, please be sure to click the ‘recommend’ button and leave a comment ;-)




Lyrics:
Broken and buried in an avalanche of pain.
I’m forever stained. 
Grief and guilt are crushing me.
Shelter me.
Please, shelter me. 

Eyes shine bright with a violet light
But the white wolf calls you tonight.
Heart to heart and skin to skin
Make me believe I’m whole again.

Cut away my scars with blades of steel.
Cure the unseen wounds that never heal.
Bind them up and stay with me.
Let the white wolf run free.

You’re my sanctuary. You’re my safe haven.
You’re the only reason that I’m still breathing.
Don’t leave me alone tonight.
Shelter me. Please, shelter me tonight.

My dreams drag me back to a hostile land
Where hero’s blood soaks the desert sand.
Afraid and alone with no way home.
Shelter me. Please, shelter me.
Please, shelter me.

You’re my sanctuary. You’re my safe haven.
You’re the only reason that I’m still breathing.
Don’t leave me alone tonight.
Shelter me. Please, shelter me tonight.


And, if you'd like to purchase a copy of the song, you can find it now at: 
www.cdbaby.com/Artist/CharlotteAbel and soon on itunes and spotify.