- Name: Jack Adam Hunter, for what it’s worth.
- Age: 18
- Physical Description: Tall, ‘handsome’, according to most women I meet. I don’t think I’m particularly handsome – my father was much handsomer than I. But I do like my eye color.
- Likes: Quiet, sparring with good martial artists, black coffee, dogs, Isis
- Dislikes: Being in large crowds, being complimented shallowly. I absolutely despise people who throw out fake compliments in order to get people to like them.
- Relationship Status: Happily engaged, thank you very much.
- Typical Friday Night: At home, with a book and a good pasta dinner.
- Drink of Choice: A well-aged whiskey goes with everything.
- Favorite Food: Sushi, though anything Isis makes is delicious
- Favorite Song: I’ve been made fun of for it, but I enjoy old jazz. My favorite song is Georgia On My Mind, by Oscar Petersen.
- Choice of Transportation: I usually prefer the black Lexus, but that’s my mother’s car. Isis and I usually drive a Volvo these days, which she hates because it’s ‘too domestic’, but I enjoy knowing she’s in a safe, reliable car.
- Boxers or Briefs: Boxers. Briefs are far too restrictive.
- Best Memory to Date: Meeting Isis for the first time. Granted, I got a bloody nose during it, but looking back I’ve never been more grateful toward a single moment in time than that one.
- Words to live by: Better to have loved and lost, than never loved at all.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
FORGET ME ALWAYS (The Lovely Vicious) by Sara Wolf - #Giveaway #CharacterInterview #ContemporaryRomance
THE ANDY SMITHSON SERIES by L. R. W. Lee - Blog Tour & Giveaway #Fantasy #Supernatural #Series #Giveaway
The Andy Smithson series, set in the medieval times of King Arthur and filled with fantasy and supernatural is an allegorical juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9-12, teens and young adults which also includes unicorns.
Blast of the Dragon's Fury:
A Hilarious Dragon Epic Fantasy Book with Dragons
(Andy Smithson 1)
By L.R.W. Lee
Genre: Teen, YA Fantasy
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Andy Smithson just found out how much the zap of a wizard's curse can sting. But after an epically bad day, he finds wizards are the least of his problems.
An otherworldly force draws him to a medieval world where fire-breathing dragons, deranged pixies, and vengeful spirits are the way of things. Trading his controller for a sword of legend, Andy embarks upon an epic quest to break a centuries-old curse oppressing the land. It isn't chance that plunges him into the adventure though, for he soon discovers ancestors his parents have kept hidden from him are behind the curse.
Blast of the Dragon's Fury is a coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring fast-paced action, sword fights, laugh-out-loud humor, with a few life lessons thrown in.
Venom of the Serpent's Cunning
(Andy Smithson Book 2)
Ancient Secrets. The Alchemist's Creed. What's Andy Mixed Up In?
Resurrection stone? Almost. The Stone of Athanasia has kept the king and his wizard alive for over five-hundred-years, but a villain has stolen it, driving the pair to the brink of death.
Andy must hunt down the Stone along with the next ingredient in the curse-breaking potion. But as Andy and his friend, Alden, scour the land, things get unbelievably weird when they visit Oomaldee's ancient library and find a portrait that looks exactly like Andy.
Andy holds the fate of the monarchy in his hands. But what fate do the library's secrets hold forAndy?
Venom of the Serpent's Cunning is the second novel in a coming-of-age, epic fantasy adventure featuring page-turning action, terrifying villains, and witty banter, mixed with tender exchanges that will grab your heart and make you beg for more. Author L. R. W. Lee's Andy Smithson series continues to grow in scope and excitement in this second installment.
Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor
(Andy Smithson Book 3)
FINALIST in 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards!
Twelve-year-old Andy discovers a mystery when his parents reveal his mom's past. He is heartbroken when he realizes she will die when he breaks the curse unless he intervenes. Andy returns to Oomaldee to find unicorns in the land and he and his company soon embark upon a quest to retrieve the horn of a unicorn. But a seductive voice calls to Andy, tempting him to surrender the unicorn horn in exchange for a promise to preserve his mom. Will he jeopardize his ability to end the curse to save her?
Resurrection of the Phoenix's Grace
(Andy Smithson 4)
When Andy landed back home, little did he realize the hunt Abaddon would initiate to capture and punish him for thwarting his plans for eternal life for yet a third time. Meanwhile, when Methuselah unexpectedly extends in Mom's hand while in Texas, something it has never done for him, it triggers more revelations about her past.
After a frustrating and, at times, terrifying year, Andy returns to Oomaldee and joins Hans’ quest to locate the only surviving heir to the throne of Cromlech. In the process, Andy and company discover the Giant’s Ring, the center of Cromlech’s healing powers, has been destroyed by Abaddon’s evil sorcerer. The situation grows dire when Andy finds that the phoenix who rose from that land millennia before has returned to be reborn and the evil mage has trapped her inside the decimated Ring. Without the freedom to collect the materials she needs to build a pyre, she will die. Andy knows failure is not an option for he needs a feather from this phoenix as the next ingredient to break the curse. Will Andy and his friends free the phoenix in time? Will they be able to fix the Ring and restore Cromlech’s healing powers? Will Andy collect a phoenix feather?
Vision of the Griffin's Heart
(Andy Smithson 5)
The evil Abbadon, king of Oomladee's northern neighbor Hadession, steps up his attacks on Andy and Mom at home in Lakehills, TX over the next year, unnerving Andy as he overhears speculation that Methuselah may no longer be able to defeat this nemesis. But why?
Over a year later, Andy arrives back in Oomaldee to tensions running high as more and more citizens are turned into zolt. But there's more going on than meets the eye, for the effectiveness of Abaddon's strikes reveal he's getting inside information. Could there a spy in their midst?
Despite the chaos, Andy receives a clue for the fifth ingredient needed for the curse-breaking potion, the claw of a griffin. There's one not-so-small problem however--griffins guard the land of Carta's gold and silver mines and don't take kindly to humans. While away in Carta, fears over an imminent attack materialize and Abaddon with his new mage, Fides, enact a campaign of terror no one could have imagined!
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Wisdom of the Centaur's Reason
(Andy Smithson 6)
A powerful enemy. An irresistible bribe. One choice could change the world forever.
Standing on a precipice is very different than jumping off. Andy Smithson would know. For five years he’s collected ingredients for a curse-breaking potion, all the while knowing his actions will turn his world upside down the instant he succeeds. He wonders if he’s reached the point of no return when events at home reveal he may be part of something much bigger.
Andy returns to Oomaldee to find overrunning Castle Avalon and turning out the king’s court didn’t begin to satisfy Abaddon’s thirst for long-held vengeance on the land. No. The people must suffer…as he has, and he begins to reveal the true depths of his malevolent plan.
The stakes go up when it comes time for Andy to hunt down the sixth ingredient, for Abaddon has put a bounty on the heads of Oomaldee’s monarchy. Will Andy succeed or will citizens betray him? One wrong choice will change the future of the kingdom.
Wisdom of the Centaurs’ Reason is the sixth novel in the Andy Smithson coming-of-age, fantasy series. If you like unexpected twists, exhilarating action, vengeful villains, and tales of intrigue, with tender moments that leave you begging for more, then you’ll love L. R. W. Lee’s latest entry in this epic adventure.
L. R. W. Lee is the award-winning author of the Andy Smithson juvenile fiction series of epic fantasy books for kids 9 to 99 including teens and young adult, set in medieval times with knight, magic and mythical adventures. Her characters are young and fearless, but in real life L. R. W. can't handle scary movies, Stephen King novels, or cockroaches. She knows she wouldn't last long in one of her books. Nope. But give her a drink and a Hawaiian sunset and she'll be just fine.
She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Their two children have flown the coop. One came to roost at Microsoft and the other in the Air Force.
You can get L. R. W. Lee's Prequel and the complete Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book One with hundreds of five star reviews between them, for FREE by signing up for her mailing list at www.LRWLee.com.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
(Angelbound Origins #4)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! All the after-realms rejoice. Myla should be happy too, but she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared.The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter.Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln,” but no one will listen. The reason? People think that Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep.There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man, and she has a pretty good idea where he’s being held. With her best friend, Cissy, along to help, Myla sneaks off to Earth. All she has to do is blend in with the humans, avoid Evil Lincoln, and find her real man before the baby arrives. How hard can it be?
Christina graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with BA's in English as well as Television, Radio, and Film Production. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and Zerto. Back in the go-go 90′s, she founded her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien's text, it's entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Release Day Celebration: Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway - #Giveaway #Excerpt @chapterxchapter, @ANConway, @month9books
Hello Readers! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway
presented by Month9Books!
Don’t miss out on the next book in this series, and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Happy Book Birthday, Nicole!
Destiny has called.
With Jaevid Broadfeather forever lost to the depths of Luntharda, Felix Farrow struggles to stand on his own. He begins a violent downward spiral which causes him to abandon his post as a dragonrider, hiding in the halls of his family estate. His one hope for redemption lies within the heart of someone from his past—and the very last person he ever wanted to see again.
And now the time has finally come.Hovrid, who has ruled Maldobar as a tyrannical imposter, is preparing to make a decisive assault against Luntharda that will destroy what remains of the elven race. Only Jaevid, Felix, and their trusted friends are able to stand in his way. They have only one chance to end the war, and only one hope to absolve the curse that threatens to destroy their world. The stage is set. The plan is in motion.
What began as one boy’s adventure will now end in blood.
Immortal (Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway Publication Date: November 8, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
“. . . souls were funny things. We think we own them, but they aren’t altogether ours. Everyone we love gets a tiny piece of our soul and we get a bit of theirs, too. Those bits stay with us even after we part ways or pass on. So in that way, we get the smallest taste of eternity,” she explained. “Through those tiny pieces of our soul, we are all immortal. If that’s true, and I believe it is, then no one who dies is ever really gone. We carry them with us always.”
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.
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Monday, November 7, 2016
Release Day Blitz: THE RAGGED PEOPLE by Lucy Fenton #SomethingintheShadows #Secrets #EmbraceThePower #Vampires @lfen @bookenthupromo
Book Title: The Ragged People (Arden St. John Book, 2)
Author: Lucy Fenton
Genre: Paranormal YA
Release Date: October 31, 2016
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Arden St John – teenager, witch and embodiment of chaos - is back.
The new school year starts with her surrounded by friends and her boyfriend, Nick, all of them happy and out from under the shadow of Georgia, who now lurks on the edges, friendless and powerless.
But there is something in the shadows. It is looking for Arden and it’s not the only one.
There are many who want to use Arden, some of them more dangerous than the vampires who want her life.
Even those protecting her want something from her, more than she is willing to give.
Still determined to stop the vampires’ trade, Arden had to choose between staying safe or embracing her terrifying power. When she finally unleashes the darkness within her, the consequences are more than she could imagine.
As more secrets are revealed, a price must be paid for the truth. Powerful but vulnerable, Arden must suffer through betrayal, love and acceptance as her story continues.
Buzzing with a high from the concert, Arden and Nick walked slowly back to his car. Pulling on their joined hands, Nick tugged her into the gap between two buildings.
“Finally I get you alone,” he whispered against her lips.
“Oh no! What are you going to do now?” Arden wailed jokingly, walking backwards.
“Hmm…you’re at my mercy, so anything I want. Mwah, ha, ha, ha.” Nick smiled as he kissed her softly. Their lips met lightly, again and again, as their breath sped up.
“We should get going. It’s a long drive back and it’s already late,” Arden murmured, but made no move to disentangle herself.
“Yeah,” Nick mumbled, backing her up against the wall, holding their twined fingers against the bricks as he kissed her again and pressed their bodies together.
Lost in each other, the heightened sensation of skin against skin, they failed to notice stealthy movement behind them.
Like a sudden shout in her ear, Arden reacted instinctively. Spinning them, she moved in front of Nick before she consciously knew what she was doing. Facing down the dark alley before her, heart beating fast, she searched frantically for the danger. The alley looked empty. She strained her eyes, opening them until they ached, trying to see into the dark areas. Processing as fast as she could, it seemed like just an empty alley. Her instincts were screaming but she couldn’t find what was wrong. Breathing in and out, she waited, arms holding Nick back.
“Arden?” he asked and started to move around her.
“Hush,” she whispered, ushering him back towards the entrance. “There’s something here.” “Where?”
“I’m not sure.”
“I can’t see anything.”
Body pumping with adrenaline, Arden stared down the still and silent alley. Was there anything? She started to second guess herself. But a sixth sense inside her was pounding, even though all she could see was an empty stretch of concrete and dirty brick walls. She started to turn away, but out of the corner of her eye she caught a flicker of movement. Eyes narrowing like a bird of prey, she saw a shadow move, covering a patch of light. Then more shadows rearranged themselves, seeming to move in a disjointed wave. The dark patches poured slowly and inexorably down the alley, pooling in places on the cracked concrete, pausing as it amassed into one dark pool. The light shining into the alley hadn’t changed, yet the shadow was steadily closing the distance between them. Pushing Nick backwards, Arden tried to move them away. She anticipated it rushing them, but whatever the shadows were, they kept pace with them as they moved. Stalking them.
Instinctively, Arden tried to gather her power, but of course, there was nothing there. The earrings prevented it. Fear welled up, making her wish desperately that she still had power to protect them. There was only one thing she could do. Reaching up to her ears, she started fumbling, trying to unscrew them.
“Arden, no!” Nick exclaimed trying to stop her hands. Realising they didn’t have time anyway, Arden moved them faster.
“Nick, go!” She pushed him away from her, giving him a head start as she kept stepping backwards faster. They stumbled towards the street, Arden holding her arms out ready to defend them, even though she had no idea what she was protecting them from.
The shadows started moving faster, the light in the alley undulating like they were underwater. Spinning, Arden gave into the primal urge to run. Adrenaline squealed through her body as the flight instinct took over. Feet pounding, she hurried after Nick, waiting for the first touch of the shadows. Would it burn or freeze?
Catching up with Nick, who must have slowed for her, Arden pushed him hard and they stumbled as light broke over them. Realizing they were on the street, Arden barely slowed, grabbing his arm and making him sprint away from the alley.
“What are you doing?” he asked after two blocks, holding onto her hand to slow them down.
“Didn’t you see the shadows?” Arden panted, looking over her shoulder. Nothing seemed to be following them and the danger she had felt had lessened. Searching the deserted street around them, nothing appeared out of the ordinary.
“Umm…there were shadows but it’s night, so that’s normal,” he answered slowly and carefully, not understanding.
“The shadows weren’t just shadows.”
“They weren’t?” Nick’s brows scrunched in confusion.
“No.” Arden shook her head.
“Okay. What were they?”
Rubbing her arms to get rid of a sudden chill, Arden kept looking around for danger. “I don’t know. But they weren’t good.”
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but are you sure?” Arden levelled him with a stare.
“After everything that happened last year, you doubt me?”
“No. Sorry, I just didn’t…”
“It’s fine. But when it comes to the weird stuff, just believe me and if I tell you to run, run as fast as you can.”
“Sure. Will do.” He nodded, grabbing her hand in his as they walked. “So you have no idea what was in the alley?”
“No, but it was bad. Sticking around to find out wasn’t going to end well.”
“So what are we going to do about it?”
“Us?” Arden shrugged attempting to dislodge the tightness in her shoulders. She couldn’t help glancing back in the direction of the alley. “Nothing, I don’t think. Whatever that is, it has nothing to do with us.”
“Okay. Well, let’s get going then.” He led them back in the direction of the car.
“Good idea.” Arden tried to dismiss the feeling of foreboding, but it clung to her, dampening her mood.
Lucy Fenton lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children. In addition to her cake- making business, she works as a freelance copywriter and pens occasional articles for various online magazines.
Not being one of those people who had a burning desire to be anything in particular, Lucy worked her way alphabetically backwards through the available degrees at Sydney University. Surprisingly, given the amount of fun she had at school, Lucy finally managed to graduate with a completely unemployable degree in Philosophy. A Law degree soon followed, however, simply to make it possible for some organization to hire her.
After ten soul-destroying years wandering aimlessly in the corporate wilderness, Lucy threw it all in and reassessed. Deciding to bring the “one day I will write a book” idea to the present, she started and hasn’t stopped. As reader of many different genres, she writes the kinds of books that she enjoys to read.
In her spare time, Lucy Fenton…actually she has no spare time. She sleeps or reads copious amounts of books instead of sleeping.
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