Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour: THE KEEPERS by Anoosha Lalani


ABOUT THE KEEPERS:
Sixteen-year-old Isra Kalb has grown up starving in the slums of Islamabad. But hunger is only the beginning. When her father is mysteriously murdered and madness corrupts her mother's mind, she's left alone to fend for herself and her sister. Homeless and destitute, the only thing she has to remember her loving family by is a commonplace necklace--an amulet barely worth keeping.
Or so she thinks.
Swept into a web of lies, deceit and turmoil, Isra struggles to find a place for herself and Zaffirah, wondering if the strange creatures and visions she's seeing are indications of the madness that took her mother. But when Snatchers capture Zaffirah, Isra learns her amulet isn't so useless after all. Transported to Zarcane--the beastly garden where Adam and Eve were born--Isra comes face to face with her destiny. She's a Keeper, charged with protecting the borders of Zarcane and keeping the demon hordes lurking in the shadows from taking realms that are not their own. And she's not the only one; there's a second Keeper, a boy whose identity hasn't been revealed.
Now, in order to save her sister and fulfill her family's legacy as Keeper of the Amulet, she has to find the second Keeper and close the borders. Surrounded by betrayal, trapped between warring factions of angels, and desperate to save the only family she has left, Isra must decide:
Who can she trust when nothing is what it seems?






ABOUT ANOOSHA LALANI:
Anoosha Lalani has always had an insatiable desire to escape reality. It was a childhood trait that never seemed to fade out. If Anoosha were to make one wish, it would be to have wings to journey off the face of this planet and into the worlds of her stories.
When she’s not writing, you may find Anoosha attending high school in Singapore. Having moved around so much, she has had the wonderful opportunity to be exposed to a vibrant range of cultures, which often seem to find their way into her stories. Anoosha was born in Pakistan, the setting of her most recent novel, The Keepers.
Connect with Anoosha on her website and twitter

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: DARK CARNIVAL Anthology

Last October I got the amazing opportunity to participate in a horror anthology! It was my first ever time writing a short story and it was such a crazy cool experience. The Dark Carnival Anthology will be available soon, and today we finally get to see the AHHHMAZING cover!

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The Dark Carnival
A Pen & Muse Anthology

October approaches. Autumn leaves are nearly falling. The Dark Carnival is calling, calling. Will you answer its call? Will you heed the beckon?

The doors are opening.

Will you leave with your life?




Blurb: In this anthology, several authors and illustrators explore the dark and hidden dangers that lie within a carnival that has come to town. But it is no ordinary carnival. It's The Dark Carnival.

And when The Dark Carnival comes to town, there's no promise that anyone can leave...alive.

Edited by: Jolene Haley, Kristen Jett, and Jessi Shakarian

Contributors include: Kat Daemon, Kristen Strassel, Julie Hutchings, C. Elizabeth Vescio, Mark Matthews, Brian W. Taylor, Kim Culpepper, Eli Constant, Mari Wells, J. Elizabeth Hill, Nicole R. Taylor, Ashly Nagrant, Kristin Hanson, Calyn Morgan, Tawney Bland, Roselle Kaes, Ken Mooney, Emily McKeon, Bobby Salomons, Ezekiel Conrad, Sheila Hall, Michelle Davis, Lucas Hargis, Vanessa Henderson, Ryan Bartlett, Debra Kristi, Jessi Esparza, T.A. Brock, Ruth Shedwick, Brian LeTendre, Amy Trueblood, Gregory Carrico, Jamie Corrigan, Kate Michael, Tyle Anne Snell, Alicia Audrey, Meghan Schuler, Jamie Adams, Wulf Francu Godgluck, J.C. Michael, Suzy G., Kristin Rivers, and Claire C. Riley.
*Final lineup subject to change


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Want to show The Dark Carnival even more Goodreads love?
Add it to your shelves - horror, anthologies, and thriller are good places to start.

Did you say you have more love? Pin the shiny new cover to Pinterest, send out some tweets, and scribe it into Facebook. You never know - show The Dark Carnival enough love, and it might just let you leave.

Cover Design by the fabulous C. Elizabeth Vescio. Learn more about her and her incredible design skills here.

About Pen & Muse Press
Need writing tips? Want to learn how to market yourself as an author? Pen & Muse Press was started to give you just the tips you need. No matter how long you’ve been writing - or haven’t been, embrace your craft.

Month of Halloween GIVEAWAY!




Week One: Witches, Angels and YA: Win Books by Cherie Colyer, Lisa Sanchez, Carol Oates
Kate Evangelista, and Trish Wolfe

BOO! We are kicking off our month long Halloween takeover to celebrate Love At The End of Days by Tera Shanley with a big giveaway! Check out the Rafflecopter and enter to win!

The witches in Cherie Colyer’s Embrace Series love peppermint mochas. Are you a mocha fan, or are you on Team Pumpkin Spice Everything?

Don’t forget to add Love At The End Of Days to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23157764-love-at-the-end-of-days
and check back every week for new, spooky good prizes!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Where I've Been and Upcoming Events

Okay, so besides hosting cover reveals, blog tours, and reviews, I've been quiet lately. This little bloggy hasn't had much of a T.A. feel to it for a while now. There's a reason for this:

I've been BUSY, yo. 

I've been writing like a mad woman. Or like, if you gave Hercules a pen or something. We're talking, I've finished projects I started long ago, and basically gave up on. I've started new ones... and finished those too. I mean, this little author has been a very, very good girl. And you shall all reap the benefits soon!

Happy days.

But for now, I thought I'd let you know about some exciting upcoming events I'll be participating in.


zOctober 2014


This is an event for the entire month of October. Hosted by My Book Addiction, it will take place on Facebook so all can join in! There will be giveaways galore. You can chat with the authors, ask questions, ect. My specific day is October 6th (no specific time). Go here to join



BRUTAL release


Not an actual event, but suuuuuuper important, right? BRUTAL releases HALLOWEEN DAY!!! I am beyond excited for you guys to get your hands on this story. And just so you know, you can actually read the entire thing for free right now on Wattpad! But only for a few more weeks. Here is the link!



Conway AR Author Event


I'll be attending my very first ever signing event, hosted by I Read Indie Book Blog, in Conway, Arkansas, at the Faulkner County Library. I'm so excited to meet some readers in person! Click here for more information.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: LOVE AT THE END OF DAYS by Tera Shanley

Two highly anticipated cover reveals in one week!!! What shall I do with myself? This one is for my pub sister. My Omnizombie partner in crime. My very own Shanley. Don't you wish you had a Shanley? :) If you haven't read any of Shanley's work, you need to remedy this immediately!

Book two in the Dead Rapture series releases October 14th! Check it out:



Love At The End of Days
ISBN:9781623421557
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
http://terashanley.blogspot.com/

Romance and zombies collide in the riveting sequel to Love in the Time of the Dead.

Year four into the Dead outbreak that ended the world and Vanessa Summers has been so burned by love, she swears she will never trust a man again. But Sean Daniels, guard leader of Dead Run River, isn’t just any man. When past lovers return to the colony, things get complicated. Desperate to rid herself of the heartache, Vanessa signs up for a supply run that will test her mettle as a guard in training. Sean volunteers to lead her team, and his hungry looks say it’s more personal than professional.

Danger comes from all sides as they scavenge Dead infested cities, and as her attraction for Sean deepens, Vanessa finds her head and heart at war with each other. He clouds her judgment, and any misstep could spell disaster outside of the safety of colony gates.

A race back to Dead Run River could save a team mate’s life, but trouble has been brewing back home. Laney Landry, the woman who broke Sean’s heart, is in trouble, and Vanessa must decide whether to take back the Denver colony beside the man she’s falling in love with, or bow out of an attraction that terrifies her.

Weathering Dead hybrids, betrayals, battles, jealousy, and soul consuming love, Vanessa must find her place in the team she’s found. And if she can, she might just master survival at the end of days.


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About the Author
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: KILLING DARKNESS by Kat Daemon



I'm so excited for this cover reveal! My Twitter friend, and extremely talented artist, SP McConnell has done an outstanding job on this cover. Seriously, the detail is amazing. KILLING DARKNESS, the sequel to the lovely Kat Daemon's Taming Darkness will be releasing soon. Here are the details: 


Powerful, beautiful, and covered in scars...

Brielle, born of a mortal-immortal union between a human mother and the devil Himself, is prophesied to be the one capable of turning the tide in the brewing apocalypse.

As Brielle’s thirtieth birthday draws near, she strikes a deal with the devil and sets out on a journey of self discovery. In an attempt to comprehend what it means to be fully human, Brielle finds herself at the door of her therapist, Adam. Blurring relationship lines and questioning everything, she quickly learns that humanity, vulnerability, and love are things she isn't prepared to handle. Distancing herself, she finds shelter in her father’s arms once more.

Two worlds are about to collide...

When the archangel Michael suddenly takes a deep interest in Brielle, Lucifer begins to understand that his greatest opponent is curious about more than just her choice. Michael's fall will be Lucifer's rise and only Brielle holds the key to making it happen.


With a human, an angel, and a demon all tearing at her heart, Brielle realizes it’s time to decide if her loyalties lie with Michael in Heaven or her father in Hell.

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About the Author


Kat Daemon grew up in New York where her imagination always seemed to get the best of her. When she’s not hanging with demons, she’s usually armed with a strong cup of coffee and dreaming up her next tormented character.
            She is the author of the The Darkness Saga. Book one of the saga, Taming Darkness, the story of the world’s most infamous fallen angel and the one woman who was able to hold temptation over him, is available now.

            You can find out more about Kat and her books at www.katdaemon.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: WICKED by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!!



Wicked

Amazon

WICKED Synopsis:

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Release Day Spotlight: MAKE IT RIGHT by Megan Erickson







Title: Make it Right (Bowler University #2)
Author: Megan Erickson
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse



Max
Payton lives by two rules:

Size and strength win any
fight, and never show weakness.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Release Day Spotlight: A MATE'S DENIAL by P. Jameson







Available now!


Amazon | Goodreads




The prophecy says she’ll reject him…

Trager was only a wolfling when he was given a devastating foretelling
by the pack elders, and tossed from his family home in the Ozark Mountains. A
wolf who can’t secure a mate will only endanger the pack. Destined to be denied
by his mate, he’s been on his own ever since, surviving, waiting... hunting her.
Now that he’s found her, he has a plan. A threat from a rival pack will have
him returning home, in hopes of saving the very people who cast him out. But he
can’t go alone. He’ll have to convince the woman who doesn’t want him, to help.


His wolf will make her an offer she can’t refuse…

It’s been a year since she lost the love of her life in a
tragic motorcycle accident, and Kerrigan is finally ready to move on.
Especially since she was never the love of his. A roughened biker who’s hot
enough to stop her breath is the very last thing she’s looking for. But
apparently he’s been looking for her, and even with her unwanted extra pounds,
he looks at her like she sets his world on fire. To be accepted, wanted, as she
is, is her deepest secret desire. But is it worth it to risk her heart again,
with someone who could so easily crush it?


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About the Author


P. Jameson likes to spend her time daydreaming, and then rearranging those dreams into heartstring-pulling stories of trials and triumph. Paranormal is her jam, so you're sure to find said stories full of hot alpha males of the supernatural variety. She lives next door to the great Ozark mountains with her husband and kids, who provide her with plenty of writing fodder.