Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Veiled ~ Cover Reveal

Veiled
by Stacey Rourke
Publication Date: Nov. 7th, 2017
Political propaganda would have us believe vampires are our friends. Fanged teddy bears misunderstood thanks to archaic lore. Activists picket for them to be welcomed into our society. 

They claim vamps don't kill. 

They preach we are safe.

They ... are dead wrong. 

One year ago a hive slaughtered my family and left me for dead. Found by a team of scientists with their own agenda, I was forged into an unstoppable weapon.

I possess their strength, with none of their weaknesses. 

I can move among them free from their crippling hunger. 

I am their greatest threat. 

Armed with this arsenal, vengeance will feed my desire to penetrate the seedy underbelly of their fetishized lifestyle and expose them for the monsters they truly are.


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Wicked Book Covers


Stacey Rourke
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 

@Rourkewrites

Monday, October 2, 2017

Charm ~ Review

Charm
A Cinderella Reversal Fairytale
by JA Armitage
Publication Date: September 26, 2017

The kingdom needs an heir and Princess Charmaine is quite aware that the job rests solely upon her shoulders. When her elder sister dies, Charmaine has to take her place at the ball designed to find her a husband. With a hundred men to choose between and her wedding planned, all she has to do is pick one.

Cynder knows about the impending war between the people of magic and those of his masters, but working as an underpaid servant in the palace kitchens leaves him with little power to do anything about it. On one hand, he's a staunch supporter of equal rights for his own kind, but he can't deny the attraction he feels for the daughter of the king and queen he works for.

When the two meet, sparks fly and not just the magical kind... 

Charm is the first in the Reverse Fairytale series by USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairytales and turn it on its head.


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Charm was my introductory to Armitage, & I am so glad I stumbled upon it. I have found a few gems lately reading all of these new takes on classics we have enjoyed for years. Some twisted, some reversed, & some completely & utterly out of this world. This one definitely falls into a few of those categories.

Armitage did a superb job on her Cinderella reversal! Her tale was different from any I've read recently, & it held my attention well after the end. I'm extremely excited to read the next book, Lucky Charm, especially after getting a taste of it at the very end of Charm! From the writing style, action, & mystery she brought to this world I will definitely be checking out her other series after I finish this one.


Endless Winter is a unique story that takes place in a beautiful world. J.A. Armitage's writing is lyrical and almost poetic. Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

I devoured this book like a rich box of chocolates. ~ Sara C Roethle

J. A. Armitage
Born in a small town, J.A. Armitage longed for adventure and travel.
Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.

Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.

She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs. 

Somehow she finds time to write.

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@armitageauthor

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chasing Darkness ~ Review

Chasing Darkness 
by Julie Cassar
As Cecelia Walker embraces her gift of stealing Light, she learns of the horror that lurks in every shadow. A hellacious evil force seeks to quench its insatiable hunger for power. Which souls will fall in the path of its destruction?

Angels, Anninox, and other-worldly warriors wreak havoc and join in the battle for souls, while CeeCee and Cash find themselves as pawns in the center of this deadly game. Chasing the Darkness, they discover that all choices come with a cost. Will her power be enough to save them, or will it be used against her as Dark forces invade every inch of her life and threaten to drive a wedge between these long-lost soulmates? 

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There is so much going on in this world to keep you entertained...a classic good vs. evil with angels, fallen, the darkness that follows them, & an emotional avalanche that you don't even realize is upon you until it slams into your heart at full speed. Oh the feels!! 

Cash is back in full on protective smexy mode. Yet my favorite moments were him holding his girl tight ... his whole demeanor sends shivers down the spine with this tender loving attitude that is drool worthy. (Specifically a particular scene where she may have had a bit more "spirit" than expected.) I sure missed CeeCee & her snarky lil' self. She amuses me with her solo debates & sassy commentaries, & I admire how much she's grown emotionally & magically. (Not that you have much choice when some of the most powerful dark forces are determined to steal your light.) I enjoyed every minute of Azazel & his cronies battling it out. Then there's the newest guardian thinking he's all smooth & debonair while some might argue he's more of a pain in the arse. 😂

That ending though!!!!!! 😱

Of course, I have questions & am in need of book 3 ASAP!!!

 

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Julie Cassar  
Julie Cassar's debut Young Adult Fantasy "Ruby Blue" Series 
has been met with rave reviews and has spent weeks on Amazon's Fantasy Series Best Seller List as well as it's Top Rated list. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, specializing in Graphic Design, Cassar has also worked as a production artist, designer, painter and photographer. She has been featured in Fitness Magazine, "Outdoor Athlete," and publishes a monthly blog.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Loween, Gal Eerie Coloring Book ~ Cover Reveal

Lower, Gal Eerie
Illustrator: Michael David Ward
Based of the book written by: Mary Ting & Michael David Ward
*Optioned and in development for a TV series*

Halloween has a new girl, and she’s a Ronin Witch! Like no other teenager, Loween is a samurai without a master, and a witch without a coven. This goth girl warrior is mysterious and fun-loving while fighting against the darkest forces of evil.

Riding her skeleton-themed motorcycle, ‘Reaper,’ Loween charges off into the dead of night to confront demons and monsters of every kind. But along the way, she never forgets to have fun, because she’s still a girl at heart!

Behind the terrifying creatures is a shadowy Wraith Witch named, Lady Oiwa. Her goal is nothing less than the destruction of all we hold dear. Thank goodness our Ronin Witch is there to protect us. Even though she’s all that stands between shadow and light, this teen queen of Halloween is completely at home because she’s Loween, Gal Eerie!

Inside are 40 original, spell-binding illustrations created just for you—the imaginative explorer of the fantastic, and the macabre. Accompanied by whimsical insights, the colorist is given a sneak peek into the epic world of Loween, which is also a forthcoming novel series.

If you like a good fright, and those things that go bump in the night, look no further! Loween, Gal Eerie is the coloring book for you!

Genre: Fantasy 
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~ Michael David Ward ~
is a published fine-artist, graphic designer and writer. He has created many commemorative images for Paramount Studios, Lucas Arts, and New Line Cinemas on such properties as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost in Space. His works of art and character designs have also been licensed by numerous companies for a variety of products such as collector plates, greeting cards, custom bank checks, calendars, posters and prints, puzzles, and apparel. His work has also been featured in numerous magazine articles such as Heavy Metal Magazine, and on book and magazine covers. 

His original paintings and limited-edition prints are collected worldwide, and have been prominently displayed in galleries, and exhibitions all over the United States, Europe, and Japan. His art is in the collection of, or has been endorsed by such notables as, Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), George Lucas (creator of Star Wars), Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com), William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Jonathan Frakes, and numerous other actors and businesses.

Michael was also chosen as one of the featured artists in a series of “Marine Art Expos,” which was affiliated with the Cousteau Society that were produced in both Monterey, California and Maui, Hawaii.

Some of Michael’s images have been seen on television shows such as the “Third Rock from the Sun, Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special,” the Star Trek documentary “Trekkies,” and was featured as a prominent display at Disneyland’s “Star Tours” ride.

Michael’s characters also attracted the attention of Hollywood and were optioned for development with 20th Century Fox, and MGM Animation. He has also worked as a designer on pre and post productions of several smaller, independent films.

Presently, Michael is writing a novel based on his goth girl character named Loween, with author Mary Ting, titled: Loween, Ronin Witch—Ressurection of the Serpent, and co-writing: S.H.R.E.D. Gorgon Rising, with authors Stu Jones, and Gareth Worthington.