With a fabulous non-stop action plot? How about throwing in a witch, a wolf and a vampire - sizzling yet? "The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire" totally redefines bedtime reading - this is "Twilight" for grown-ups. Author A K Michaels hurls readers straight into the action, and it's arms up, eyes wide open for a fabulous roller coaster ride. Peri, the witch, is on the run from a truly evil man, who happens to be her father. Gabriel is everything you want in an Alpha Wolf ...although unusually, his best buddy's the sophisticated vampire, Josef. These two guys share everything - including their women. When they first meet, and rescue Peri, their protective instincts, (among other things) are aroused. Peri's battles become their war. Together, the threesome are about to take on the world - both supernatural and actual. Having raced through Book 1 in this series, Book 2 is loaded and ready to roll in my kindle! I thoroughly enjoyed the author's imaginative writing that drove an intriguing plot forwards at break neck pace. A K Michael is a prolific author, and really knows her way around the supernatural world. In addition to this brilliant new series, there's two other fascinating series to sample: "Defender's Blood" and "Sabrina's Vampire". Book 1 in "Defender's Blood - Alex's Destiny" is currently topping Amazon's free charts - grab a copy before they're sold out! But there's more!
"Sabrina's Vampire" Books 1 & 2 are already out - Ava's planning to release Book 3 on Friday. Her facebook page is less than 70 likes away from 1,000, so in a double celebration, "Sabrina's Vampire" Book #1 & #2 form part of Ava's great flash freebie giveaway - for more details check out Ava's Official Facebook page.
Over at Smashwords, "A Raucous Time" has now been downloaded to one thousand ereaders. At Priory Towers, I'm breaking out the bubbly and toasting all you lovely readers. I'd love for you to join me - but no doubt you've got other plans for your Saturday night. So instead, if you're one in a thousand, claim a free copy of the next Celtic Cousins' Adventure. If time travelling paranormal romance sounds right up your kindle, claim your copy of "A Ripple in Time". Or maybe you'd prefer the fast paced action packed "An Explosive Time", starring Crombie, and an all star cast of alligators and elephants - not forgetting the irrepressible Wren and Rhyllann.
Email Mervyn@talonpublishing.com to claim your freebie, or like and comment on my new facebook page.
Be quick! This offer ends on Monday, 28th April, 2014
The phrase "Good Friday" has always worried me, long before I could even spell oxymoron. Jesus of Nazareth's life and death is well recorded. The Romans, like most dictators, kept detailed records. The pain and suffering caused by crucifixion is all too easy to imagine.
I'm a Londoner, and so by default, was raised in the Church of England's faith. Sunday school and daily hymns were a part of growing up, as was the belief that Jesus is the friend of all little children. Growing up a little more, I learned that Jesus wasn't actually born on December 25th, and Easter overlays an older tradition of paganism.
But for me, Good Friday remains a day of quiet contemplation of all those who make sacrifices, small and large, that enrich our lives. Even after death.
...working title of the new Griffin Riders' Chronicles. I should be focusing on edits of "The Bridle Path" and its sequel, but somehow, with two worlds about to collide, this adventure invades again and again. So, I've made a deal, and hope it will keep the muse happy. The Midnight Griffin's title may change, but readers can expect a new Griffin Riders' Chronicle to hit the virtual shelves later this year.
Review copies will be available around June time, you can reserve yours today, of course! But for now, Samara ("The Griffin's Boy") has something to confess.
"My only love sprung from my only hate."
Except I never knew I loved, not until I learned to hate. In any case, those words were spoken long ago, not merely in another country, but in another world. A world so like ours, yet so different. She comes from that other world. He brought her to mine. My hate. My love.
My only love, stolen by my only hate.
Back to "The Bridle Path"! Can't expect to hold those horses for too long.
"Operation Mallory" is now go. The Paul Mallory Novels deserve to be household names. Stephen Spencer's writing is that good. However, Stephen's past year has been a round of hospital appointments, brain surgery and cancer treatment. Which hasn't left much time for writing, let alone marketing. A bunch of Stephen's writer friends have united, with the aim of getting Paul Mallory's Adventures on every kindle on Earth - or very nearly! One very special person, has commissioned and overseen new covers and a new website. You can check it out here: Stephen C Spencer.
That's up to you. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, becomes mission I'm gonna make this possible.
Whether you're a reader, writer, both or neither, we need your support. Please share whatever you can, full details, including book covers, links and blog post suggestion can be found at Google Docs "OPERATION MALLORY"
On twitter, watch out for the hash tag #OperationMallory - and join Paul Mallory on facebook and repin from the pinterest board.
Apart from a pint waiting for you at "The Soldiers Return", if you're an author, there's free marketing advice, free web space, free mini-critique - your's for the asking - from Sean Campbell and Mervyn Walker. (Sean@90daysnovel.com & Mervyn@Talonpublishing.com)
There's also a bundle of free ebooks waiting for you, some great reads, including the best selling "Cleaver Square" and the outrageous "Banned", among others. If you'd like to make your own donation, whether it's time or your own ebook, etc, either Sean or Mervyn would be delighted to hear from you. Claim your reward here: "OPERATION MALLORY"
"It's Always Darkest"
Small-town sportswriter Paul Mallory doesn't need much to keep him happy: Red Stripe beer, H. Upmann cigars, and enough money to put down a few bets at the track every so often will do the trick nicely. He likes his quiet, undemanding life in upstate New York, and he really likes his quiet and undemanding girlfriend Pam. Maybe he even loves her.
What Paul doesn't like is travel, complications, and most of all, responsibility for the welfare of others. But when his insatiable curiosity—along with a propensity for showing off—gets the better of him one fine June day, he has to leave his old life (and Pam) behind to take on a lucrative new job; a job he never really wanted in the first place.
Then, on his very first assignment with the mysterious Cramer Press Syndicate, Mallory immediately finds himself in the spotlight at a Russian handball tournament and must decide whether to become personally involved in the biggest story he's ever covered—putting both his career and his life on the line in the process.
Whatever he does, he'll never be the same again.
"It's Always Darkest" will be free to download from all good virtual bookstores within the next few days, we'll keep you posted!
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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