Friday, November 20, 2015

RELEASE CELEBRATION: Bloodcraft (Bloodspell #2) by Amalie Howard + GIVEAWAY!




Author Amalie Howard is celebrating her upcoming release with an amazing giveaway!


Two lucky winners -- one will win a Kindle Fire (US ONLY) and another will win a paperback copy of BLOODSPELL & BLOODCRAFT (US & INT).


DETAILS BELOW!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Cannon (Cutlass #3) by Ashley Nixon + GIVEAWAY!


We are so excited to be bringing you the cover of Cannon! This is the third book in the Cutlass Trilogy by Ashley Nixon. 

If you haven't read the first two you absolutely should because they are amazing.


  

Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren't used as much as she'd like. When she's not writing (haha, like that EVER happens!), she's probably working out or pretending she's Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she's loved everything Fantasy--resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the 'geek' tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

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The King is dead…

The Network is destroyed, and Barren Reed has been exiled by the Elders of Silver Crest. To make matters worse, the black spot -a curse of dark magic- continues to devour him. Its true purpose is still unknown, but one this is certain: It will corrupt Barren in the worst way.

With her greatest secret revealed, Larkin Lee flees Maris. Accused of slaying the king, there is only one place to go –Silver Crest. But Barren isn’t happy to see her, and their reunion leaves more questions unanswered, including whether they have a future together.

As Datherious rises in power, Barren and Larkin must work together to find the fifth Relic to complete the King’s Gold and prevent Datherious from obtaining control over dark magic, but the black spot has other ideas. The closer they get to finding the final Relic, the more corrupt Barren becomes. Larkin finds herself in a head to head battle with the only man she’s ever loved and the reality is harsh –only one can walk away alive.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

TRAILER REVEAL: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty

Happy Thursday! We're really excited to have the trailer for Amy McNulty's Nobody's Goddess for you today. Ashley really enjoyed this book (you can find her review here), and we hope you enjoy the trailer!

Before we get to the trailer though, how about some information about the book and Amy?

About the Book

Title: Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)
Author: Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC

Synopsis: In a village of masked men, each loves only one woman and must follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.

Where the rest of her village celebrates this mystery that binds men and women together, seventeen year old Noll is just done with it. She’s lost all her childhood friends as they’ve paired off, but the worst blow was when her closest companion, Jurij, finds his goddess in Noll’s own sister. 

Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever loved her: she is in fact the goddess of the mysterious lord of the village, a Byronic man who refuses to let Noll have her right as a woman to spurn him and who has the power to fight the curse. Thus begins a dangerous game between the two: the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither Noll nor the veiled man is willing to lose.

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Purchase Links: Chapters Indigo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | TBD

About the Author

Amy McNultyAmy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently spends her days alternatively writing on business and marketing topics and primarily crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.

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The Trailer!



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

TEASER TUESDAY: Bloodcraft (Bloodspell #2) by Amalie Howard


Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard

Series: Bloodspell #2

Genre: Upper YA/NA (mature content), Fantasy

Publication: December 15th, 2015
Cover DesignerAlan Pranke

All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.

But the worst is yet to come …

In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.

When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.

But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.

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Victoria shivered, wrapping her arms about herself and staring toward the forest lost in thought. She wasn’t afraid of Christian or the fact that he was a vampire. After all, she was more of a monster than he could ever be.  


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Book #1, Bloodspell


The spell was simple...
Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)
But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?
Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.

What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...
Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?

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~ About Amalie ~ 


AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island (Trinidad & Tobago) where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.
An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie’s poem “The Candle,” written at age twelve, was published in a University of Warwick journal. At fifteen, she was  a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck’s article, “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” and his subsequent book, Mothers of the Nation. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive.

She is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.

Monday, November 9, 2015

FREE BOOK BLITZ: The Soul Thief (Angel of Death #1) by Majanka Verstraete

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About the Book

Title: The Soul Thief (Angel of Death Series #1)
Author: Majanka Verstraete
Genre: YA Fantasy / Paranormal

Synopsis: When sixteen-year-old Riley is injured in a car crash and sees a girl stealing a boy’s soul, she’s convinced she’s hallucinating. But when she sees the same girl at the hospital later, she knows she wasn’t dreaming. That’s when Riley learns her secret heritage and who she really is: a halfling Angel of Death.

Riley must come to terms with her new reality and supernatural abilities, but before she can do this, girls her age start dying in mysterious circumstances. It’s up to Riley to figure out why, what the innocent victims have in common, and what she can do to stop them from dying.

Author Bio

Majanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library. She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her. She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in. Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”
You can find her on: Website | Twitter  | Facebook


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SUPER MIDDLE GRADE MONDAYS BLITZ: Tracy Tam: Santa Command - Author Spotlight & GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to this week’s Super Middle Grade Mondays Book Blitz
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books!

Today, we get up close and personal with
Krystalyn Drown
author of Tracy Tam: Santa Command
from Tantrum Books.

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Krystalyn Drown

Krystalyn spent thirteen years working at Walt Disney World in a variety of roles: entertainer, talent coordinator, and character captain. Her degree in theatre as well as many, many hours spent in a dance studio, helped with her job there. Her various other day jobs have included working in zoology at Sea World, as an elementary teacher, and currently as a support technician for a website. In the evenings, she does mad writing challenges with her sister, who is also an author. Krystalyn lives near Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, a were cat, and a Yorkie with a Napoleon complex.
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Describe yourself in three words.
Quiet. Determined. Quirky.

Describe your book in three words.
Scientific. Magical. Santa-riffic

Tell us about your day job.
I’m a substitute teacher. I used to be an elementary teacher, but I love how subbing gives me more time to spend with my family and to write.

Which writers inspire you?
Judy Blume because she understood what it was like to be a preteen, Richard Peck because of Bel Air Bambi and the Mall Rats as well as all of his historical novels, JK Rowling because Harry Potter.

What is your writing process like?
I know the beginning, a few main points in the middle, and the end. Then I sit down and write. I send one of my critique partners (Dianne K. Salerni) my chapters one by one for feedback. Once I have a rough draft, then I write an outline and revise from there.

What are you reading right now?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Again.

Do you have an author crush?
Maggie Stiefvater. The way she writes her characters leaves me in awe.

Quick questions:
Physical books or eBooks? Physical books
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Song you can’t get out of your head right now? Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Sweet or salty? Sweet
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Write on computer or notebook paper? Computer

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Tracy doesn’t believe that Santa can deliver all of those presents in one night with out a little help from science. A flying sleigh can only be powered by jet engines, and Santa’s magical abilities can only be the result of altered DNA. In order to test her theories, she sneaks onto Santa’s sleigh and ends up at Santa Command, the place where a team of humans monitors Santa’s big night. When Tracy attempts to hack into their computers, she accidentally introduces a virus to their system. As a result, three states get knocked out of sync with the rest of the world. Before the night is over, Tracy has to fix time and help Santa finish his deliveries. And she has to do it all with Santa’s magic, which she doesn’t believe exists.
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Friday, November 6, 2015

M9B FRIDAY REVEAL: Horror Business by Ryan Craig Bradford - Author Spotlight + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are featuring
Ryan Craig Bradford
author of Horror Business, a Month9Books Title!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Ryan grew up in Park City, Utah. His fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Paper Darts, Vice, Monkeybicycle and [PANK]. He currently lives in San Diego where he acts as Creative Director for the nonprofit literary arts organization So Say We All. He’s the co-editor of the anthology Last Night on Earth and founder of the literary horror journal, Black Candies.
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Goodreads

If you were admitted to Hogwarts which house would the Sorting Hat place you in?
Never read/watched any Harry Potter :(

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter
Favorite Superhero?
Wolverine

Favorite TV show?
The X-Files

Sweet or Salty?
Salty
Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi

Any Phobias?
Bees!!

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
"Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas" by Beach Slang

Who is your favorite book villain?
The Judge in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
What are you reading right now or what's on your TBR?
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Spring Movie you’re most looking forward to?
The Witch

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Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.

But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing – his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story.

As any horror fan knows, saving the day won’t be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn’t just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens.

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COVER REVEAL: A Hole in the Sea (The Weather Caster Saga #2) by McCallum J. Morgan + Artwork + GIVEAWAY!



Title: A Hole in the Sea (Weather Caster Saga #2)
Author: McCallum J. Morgan
Publication Date: January 2016

Synopsis: As the chase continues into the extraordinary seascape of a mysterious ocean, where sea monsters reign, deadly mermaids hunt, and pirates skulk, Parsifal learns that staying alive on the high seas is no easy task; especially when being hunted down by the vengeful and determined Lady Vasille.

As beautiful, deadly, and driven as ever, Lady Vasille will stop at nothing to retrieve the compass and the power it contains.

In this fantastically wrought, nautical fantasy adventure, McCallum J. Morgan transports the reader into a truly magical realm.

Available on all eBook platforms and paperback from January 2016.

A Hole in The Sea’ is the second book of ‘The Weather Caster Saga

Book One is available on Amazon worldwide in eBook and paperback: 
UK | USA





Not only does McCallum write incredible books, he's also a very talented artist! Check out this amazing oil paintings he did:

Davy Jones, the Sea Monster


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The Giveaway!