Sunday, October 31, 2021

*Book Blitz & Giveaway* Happy HallowScream


Happy HallowScream

Monster Erotica Collection

by Eva DeMoan

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance 

I always wanted to go to Sleepy Hollow, especially for Halloween. Now my dream has come true! Except I didn’t count on the legends being at least half-true, nor did I ever consider the Headless Horseman who ran me down then made me scream in pleasure would be anything other than an actor. Now I’m in another realm, where monsters roam freely, and I’m completely at his mercy. No, not just his, but his brothers too – all creations of the Devil.

The Horseman calls me his whore, and he’s about to prove to me just how true that is... I either submit to him and his brothers or pay the consequences. And if there’s one thing I don’t want, it’s to be on the Devil’s bad side!

WARNING: Happy HallowScream is a collection of interconnected monster erotica stories with subject matter some readers may find objectionable. It’s not warm and fuzzy. There’s no romance. This collection is 100% erotica with very little plot, minimal character development, and lots of hot monster sex. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place!

**This is a short novella and is 9000 words long or 38 pages**

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Eva DeMoan loves erotica, both writing and reading it. The filthier, and the kinkier, the better. Monster erotica is one of her favorites, and in her opinion, there’s not nearly enough of it. She also enjoys dino erotica, tentacle erotica, and more. Trolls, dragons, gargoyles. She has a story for them all. If you’d like to be notified of future Eva DeMoan releases, follow her on Amazon.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Deadly Precious by Larion Wills-GUEST POST


Deadly Precious

by Larion Wills

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Drew Dray had one purpose in life, destroy his father and the inheritance his wheedling, gutless brother thought would be his. Only one thing interfered with his goal, nearly crippling pain from a bad hip. To ease the pain, he agreed to an injection, had a drastic reaction to the drug, and his plans changed. He awoke in a hospital, manacled to the bed. The last thing he remembered was knowing he needed help.

He was told while hallucinating from the drug, he’d walked into a stranger’s house, attacked the woman there, and raped her, and unbelievably, the woman, Letitia Winters, wasn’t going to press charges. To his mind, any woman who could dismiss such an attack, regardless of the circumstances, had to be simple-minded. What did he care? Pay her off and be rid of her, but the woman and circumstances kept driving him back.

When he discovered his actions resulted in her pregnancy, and her husband divorcing her for refusing to abort his baby, Drew proposed and bullied her into a marriage of convenience, to give the child his name his only reason. After being branded a bastard by the man he meant to destroy, he swore no child of his would suffer the label. Even after her raving ex-husband warns that she isn’t normal, that she’s a witch who makes bad things happen to get even with people, he goes back. He didn’t believe it or credit it to the house burning down or his plane crashing.

Was she the naïve, submissive mouse she seemed? A witch casting spells to keep him going back? Was her aim revenge or was she just a greedy, dangerous woman who found out he had millions? Would he survive to destroy his father or discover how deadly sweet, bland Letitia could be?

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Larion Wills, a multi-genre author, also writes under the name of Larriane Wills. From the present, to the past in historical westerns, to far in the future with science fiction, she holds up to her tag given to her by one of her publishers of ‘two names, one author, thousands of stories’, although not all of them are in print, yet. Born in Oklahoma but raised in Arizona she feels a native to the state and has settled in the high desert country. In a quiet, rural area with a family who tolerates her writer’s single-mindedness, she presents us with a collection of unique contemporary romances, many laced with paranormal settings, all with strong characterizations and suspenseful plots, capable of dragging you into a story in a genre you thought you didn’t care for. Under her other pen of Larriane she writes science fiction and fantasy. At her website, , you can keep abreast of releases under both pen names, keep up with new releases through various publishers.

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How long have you been writing?

I started putting stories on paper at when I was about 21. They went into a drawer until the drawers wouldn’t hold more. Then into a closet. I into digging some of those out to freshen and publish and at the same time, write more. Deadly Precious in a new one. Before that, Die, Sweet Di was one I wrote several years ago. Bringing those up to date is what I mean by freshening. Some were written before cell phones. I can’t have my readers wondering why the hero wasn’t called for help when the car broke down in the forest, or at least mention they don’t have a signal. Maybe I shouldn’t have told you that. *lol

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

I usually start with one or two characters then add as I need for the growing story.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?

I research before, during, and after, especially for historicals. I make sure they aren’t shooting a gun that hasn’t been invented yet or wearing a style that is not right for the time I have them in. Like freshening some of those manuscripts in the closet, what I wrote even ten years ago has to be updated or a date stated so the reader knows clearly what time period it’s in.

What do you think about the current publishing market?

It’s tough to get any kind of special recognition with so many ebook publishers flooding the market and--not to make enemies--with many of them of such poor quality. No writer can depend on just good writing to get the attention. You have to promo, and I’ll be blunt and honest when I say it is not one of my favorite things to do. That’s my second get back on track objective, doing it anyway to let people know what I have to offer.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

I used to be an avid reader. Friday was my shopping day and included the purchase or 4 or 5 books. I say used to be. Anymore, I shop when I can’t avoid the trip any longer. As to what I read, I read the same way I write, in a variety of genres. I spend the weekend reading and started my Monday off working again. The last few years my reading has been limited to what I’ve edited for others. However, this year I’ve cut back on editing for others devoted more time to myself and my own work. That’s why I’m here today. Reading for pleasure again is on my to do list.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

Again, I have to chuckle. I have an extreme hearing loss, not deaf, but there’s not that much I hear anymore. either. My husband runs the tv and most of the time, I don’t hear it at all. When I watch, I read captions. I have a hearing assist device I have to plug into my ear to hear him clearly enough when he speaks to me to know what he’s saying which makes the tv too loud, and I take the plug out as soon as he’s finished. Noise, which I’m not used to hearing anymore, is annoying, because it’s only partial. I can hear the dog bark, though, and the smoke alarm go off. Without the hearing assist, speech is just noise. So is music. Even with the device it’s difficult to have a conversation and takes a lot of repeating for me to get it all. Since my loss isn’t symmetric, hearing aids don’t work well for me at all.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

Only one at a time, and it gets my full attention.

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

For the money, Lord of the Rings. Loved the movies.

Pen or type writer or computer?

I really prefer pen and paper but for convenience’s sake I am working on doing it on the computer. Once I have something in a hard copy, it takes me nearly as long to type into the computer as it did to write it. Doing it once would save a lot of time, but the words don’t flow from my brain to the keyboard as smoothly as they do through my arm for some reason.

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.

If you mean one of my books, I have so many. I think Sarah from It’s Still Tomorrow. She makes me laugh, but she’s tough when you cross her. I can remember what inspired that one, too. *hehe

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?

I really think becoming an author, meaning write down the stories running through your head, isn’t really a choice. You do it whether you intend to publish or not. If you’re giving author the definition of a published writer, then that is a choice. I pursued publishing both because my family and friends kept urging me to do so and because I wanted to share my stories. It’s right for me.

Do you have any advice to offer for new authors?

I’m going to steal a line. Just do it. I procrastinated for years over tackling publishing. Once I admitted to myself it was based on simple fear of rejection, rejections telling me I was no good at writing, and I decided I could take it, it didn’t take much to get my foot in the door. I owed a lot to one agent who took the time to edit three pages of the manuscript I sent to her in hopes of finding someone to do the work of submitting for me. Those corrections provided me with the information I needed, showed me what I was doing wrong, and the first submit afterward, to a publisher, was my first acceptance. Don’t give up because of setbacks. The only way you will ever succeed is to keep trying and accept that there will be disappointments along the way. When you hold that first book in your hands, you’ll feel like it was all worth it.

What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?

No, chapters, no outline. Sometimes I start in the middle, sometimes the end, and sometimes even the beginning. It all depends on what that first instead of or what if hits me and takes me from there. I work either way, back to the front to get my characters where I started or foreward to get them where I want to go. Works for me even if it sounds scattered to others.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?

Talking too much. *lol. I say that as an editor. New authors have tendency to want to tell everything, making a sentence 4 or 5 lines long with tmi. I have a hard time convincing some that one or two descriptions of a room are more than enough for a reader to picture in their minds, and it’s never is going to be what the writer sees anyway. Learn the difference between telling and showing and understand pov. Study the suggestions and corrections so you don’t keep making the same mistakes. Most important, self-edit. It is not an editor’s job to rewrite or correct what you’re too lazy to do yourself.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Someone disrupting my train of thought. My family all know what it means when I hold one finger up. Wait a minute until I finish this sentence. Okay, sometimes it’s a paragraph, but they wait. Bless them for their patience.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

I hope what they want is what I deliver. I’m not fond of formulas, and I don’t think any of mine fit nicely into any one category, but they’re interesting, not boring, and when I’m on, you don’t guess the ending.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Don’t wait so long to get brave.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from other genders?

It’s no secret men don’t think the way women do. I have to base my characters on what I see around me and watch in movies and tv, and read, analysis it, and go from there.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Generally speaking, a couple of weeks for the first draft. I edit and revise after that until I feel it’s clean enough to submit, a process that probably takes a couple of months because it does me good to take a few days away from it off and on before I go at it again. Longer than many other authors, I know, but part of my working process is seeking perfection even though I know it’s impossible. One other little tidbit here, ebooks have a bad rep for being poor quality. I’d like to build that up by starting with better work and not depending on hurry up editing. What’s saddens me is the growing poor quality that’s coming from the big publishers now. I’ve seen work that would never have made it through any of the independent companies I edit for and I’m not talking about the story. One time half a paragraph was missing and then repeated. No excuse for that. A simple proofread would have caught it.

Do you believe in writer’s block?

Not block, exactly. I’m more a mood person. If I’m not in the mood, nothing flows. If I am, nothing else interferes or if anything does, I get cranky. I read Stephen Kings’ how to write book. I couldn’t write the way he does, on a nine to five schedule. I go to bed with the story the last thing on my mind and wake up to the first thing on my mind. There’s no shutting my head off because of what time the clock says. If I’m in the mood, it flows, but on the other hand, if something else is nagging at me, there’s no sense wasting my time sitting at the computer.

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*Book Tour & Giveaway* Partner Pursuit by Kathy Strobos-GUEST POST


Partner Pursuit

New York Friendship Book 1

by Kathy Strobos

Genre: Romantic Comedy, ChickLit, Women’s Fiction with Romance as a central element

When a workaholic lawyer meets a fun-loving music marketing executive for opposites attract, friends-to-lovers adventures, which partnership will she choose?

 Workaholic lawyer Audrey Willems is not going to take any chances with her bid to become a partner at her New York law firm—especially with only six months until the decision.

Until she bumps into Jake—her new neighbor. Jake is a fun-loving music marketing executive who might just be The One.

He’s funny, caring, supportive—and able to kill water bugs in the bathroom.

But Jake will never date a woman married to her job. His father was a workaholic lawyer who never had time for family.

And she’s just got the case of a lifetime—the one she needs to win to make partner.  Working 24/7 at the office may not even be enough hours to pull off a victory.

If only she had not met him now.

Audrey is determined to prove that she can juggle work and romance—even if managing court cases, candlelit dinners, and bike rides around Manhattan is a lot harder than it looks.  She keeps canceling dates for yet another case crisis.

But when making partner is like a game of musical chairs and the last seat is a business-class alone, which partnership will she choose?

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Kathy Strobos is a writer living in New York City with her husband and two children, amid a growing

collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from

Stuyvesant High School, Harvard-Radcliffe University and Columbia Law School. She previously worked as a lawyer. She left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is still working on getting in shape.

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How did you become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be a writer.

But after college, I worked in New York City government, for a New York City Council Member, helping constituents, and then I went to law school and became a lawyer. I worked for a large NY law firm. One of the reasons I became a litigator was because I liked writing briefs.

After I watched a really bad romantic comedy one night, I thought I could write a better one. And so, I started writing one at night. I then took a lot of writing courses. My first writing course was the Penguin Writer’s Academy “Constructing a Novel” course, and my teacher said the exchange between Audrey and Eve (two characters in Partner Pursuit) was “sparky.” That made my month. I realized I could actually write commercial fiction—and not just legal briefs and compliance policies.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I like to create dollhouse miniatures and set up scenes in my dollhouses.

Where were you born/where did you grow up?

I am a born and bred New Yorker.

How do you find time to write as a parent?

I let my children use their computers. I do have some guilt about that. I also set up play dates. And I try to find them books to read. That’s the best. It’s guilt-free for me, and they can be totally absorbed for about 5 hours. I should probably thank Rick Riordan in my acknowledgements for occupying my children and giving me time to write.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I hang out with my family, talk to friends, read, listen to music, or watch movies or TV. I am also trying to work out more; I have a stationary bike and I watch Korean dramas or other TV shows, and if it ends on a cliffhanger, that’s usually enough incentive to get back on the bike the next day. I sometimes make miniatures. During the summer, I go to the beach and go swimming in the ocean. If I really need to relax, I take a bath with bath bombs.

Do you have a favorite movie?

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS is one of my favorite movies.

Here are some of my other favorite romantic comedies:

Which of your novels can you imagine made in a movie?

This novel, Partner Pursuit. I’m writing my third novel now, and I could imagine that as a movie.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/spirit animal?

I’m afraid, as a writer, my spirit animal would be Cookie Monster. But I’m trying to eat less cookies and M&Ms as I write.

What inspired you to write this book?

I found it very hard to have any work/life balance when I was a lawyer at a law firm, so that inspired this in part. But I did make a lot of great friends at the office, so I also wanted to convey those friendships.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Partner Pursuit?

Audrey is a workaholic lawyer. She is trying to make partner—with only six months until the decision. She’s torn because she’s stressed by working so much, but she also loves being a lawyer and the analytical thrills. And then she meets Jake.

Jake is a fun-loving music marketing executive. He definitely doesn’t want to date a workaholic lawyer—because his dad was one, and his dad often put work before family. I made him a music marketing executive because when I became in-house counsel, I worked for the parent company of a music company, among other things. When I would ride up in the elevator in the morning, other people would talk about how they’d been late the night before at a concert. I thought, “wow, that’s so different than my life writing a brief or compliance policy until late at night.”

How did you come up with the title of the book?

Finding a title was hard. I put down all the various concepts on a huge piece of paper, and I played around with them. I had so many different titles. I liked Partner Pursuit because she’s trying to become a partner at her firm and find a life partner. And I liked the alliteration.

At one writers’ conference, they said they didn’t like the title Partner Pursuit, so my son (I think he was 7) suggested “Only One”—because only one person making partner and she thought Jake was “the one.” I liked that too. But then, they said it should be “The Only One,” so for a while it was called “The Only One.” But in the end, I liked Partner Pursuit better.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

When I write a good scene, I get a really happy feeling. I love writing banter like when she’s chatting with her friends about whether Jake likes her.

I was walking outside on Columbus Avenue when I thought of the opening scene of her trying to get out of work but make her office look like she’s still there. And I was really happy that I finally thought of a good opening scene. I think I rewrote the opening scene around ten times.

I was also really happy when I thought of the scene where she and Jake are battle the water bug. I had a romantic date with my now-husband when we first started dating; we were eating dinner, by my balcony in my apartment, and all of a sudden, there was a flying water bug! I’d never even seen one fly before. We got out the vacuum cleaner and were trying to vacuum it up. We couldn’t find it, and then my husband saw its antennas peeking out from a shelf on the bookcase.

I also enjoyed sharing my love for New York City.

Convince us why you think your book is a must read:

It has opposites attract, friends to lovers, witty banter, a real sense of what it’s like to live in New York City, an engaging cast of characters, a rollercoaster plot, and a heartwarming romance. It also provides examples of how to ally with colleagues to succeed at work.

Have you written any other books that are not published?

I’ve written two more books that I hope to publish over the coming year: Is This For Real? and Caper Crush.

Who designed your book covers?

Cover Ever After. I love my covers! She is an amazing cover designer.

Do you have any advice to offer for new authors?

Take writing classes. I have learned so much from writing classes, and it helps to add all these tools to your writing toolbox so that you can fall back on them when you’re stuck.

I highly recommend Linnea Sinclair’s classes (new classes posted here:

Also, classes are great for meeting other writers and finding critique partners. Chatting to other writers is so helpful and inspiring! And my critique partners have been amazing in pointing out where I need to raise the stakes or add more tension.

I also recommend joining writers’ associations like the WFWA and the RNA. There are also so many great writers’ and readers’ groups on Facebook.

Read in your genre.

There are also so many writing books I recommend, but here are a few:

Writing the Romantic Comedy by Billy Mernit (this is a fun book to read about romantic comedies—even if you’re not writing one)

Story Genius by Lisa Cron

The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maas

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Scene and Structure by Jack Bickham

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain

Also, I found entering RWA-related contests helpful. The feedback is very useful. Placing also felt like a validation of my writing. Partner Pursuit placed in two contests:

  • Winner of the Hudson Valley RWA’s 2020 25-4-25 Contest (Romance)

  • Third Place in the 2019 RWA Orange Rose Contest for Women’s Fiction with Romance as a Central Element under its former title, The Only One.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise?

I prefer to write while listening to music. I have various Spotify writing playlists.

Do you read yourself and if so, what is your favorite genre?

I love reading romantic comedy. My favorite author is Sophie Kinsella. She makes me laugh out loud. But I also read women’s fiction.

Do all the characters come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?

They don’t all come to me at the same time. Some appear as I write. I also sometimes have to sit down and interview a specific character to really get a feel for them.

Pen or Typewriter or Computer?

Mostly I write on my computer, but I also sometimes write scenes by pen. And when I am revising, I print out the pages and revise with a pen.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?

I write one book at a time, but if a plot idea comes to me for another book, I write that down. This year, I was taking a Gotham screenwriting class and we had to write an outline for the class, so I was working on that outline for a different book/possible screenplay while writing my third book Caper Crush.

What is your writing process?

I started out as a pantser, and I’m still mostly a pantser, but I recently tried this eight-sequence outlining process I learned in the Gotham screenwriting class, so maybe I will try that for future books. We’ll see how it works once I try to write that book. 😊

After I write my first really rough draft, I find that a lot more scenes and conversations come to me, and I weave those in. That’s one of my favorite parts, when things start clicking into place. I also create an outline as I write so I can see the character arc and the stakes.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

I think it takes me a year to eighteen months. I wish I could write faster, but I am getting faster. It took me about six months to write the first very rough draft of my third novel. And then I print it out and read it over and write another draft, adding more scenes and description. After a few rounds of that, it goes to editors and critique partners. That takes awhile too. But it’s also good to have that time away from my MS.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Finding Camille by CL Donley-GUEST POST


Finding Camille

by C.L. Donley

Genre: Historical BWWM Interracial Romance

It's ten years after the end of WWII when Camille Winters accepts a position as the only colored secretary in the office at Hargrove and Chase, an advertising agency on Madison Avenue in the mid-1950's. When the owner and senior partner Kenneth Hargrove takes a professional liking to Camille after seeing her potential, Camille thinks she's finally found her niche, vindicated after pursuing her career rather than settling down. Mr. Hargrove uses his influence to find an old acquaintance from the war as a favor to Camille. But instead of the gesture bringing closure, the ghosts from the past suddenly come back to haunt her, putting her hard-won successful career in jeopardy.

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C.L. Donley is a future New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of multicultural and interracial romance, who believes romance novels that are impossible to put down are the only kind that should exist! Armed with a B.A. in English and M.A. in Writing, she is new to the romance game, having written her first novel, Amara's Calling, after discovering the romance genre in September 2017. Donley writes in a style she calls "romantic realism" that is sophisticated yet simple, grounded yet unaplogetically escapist, and character-driven rather than plot-driven. This style creates a unique, modern reading experience ideal for book club discussions, personal epiphanies, satisfying re-reads, and the occasional spiraling reviewer! Love it or hate it, fans and critics alike can't deny her talent, and always find themselves coming back for more!

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Where were you born/grew up at? I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but then later moved to Nashville, TN and lived there for about 20 years. Now I’m in Fort Worth, and I love it! I started my writing career here, and Texas just represents new beginnings for me, overall. And it’s only a few hours from where I grew up, which means I’m reunited with a lot of my favorite restaurants from back in the day, haha.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I consider writing a gift for me. I just always knew how to write, and was always confident in my ability and point of view. I always noticed that I was uncommonly good at it for my peer group, at every age. But I was never super jazzed about it as a career path. My major was music business in college-- for about a semester, haha. I realized pretty quickly that there was nothing about it that engaged me and I needed to find a major that wasn’t going to cause me to flunk out. And so, English it was! Even when I found a lot of validation and community as an English major, I didn’t necessarily know what I wanted to do. I spent my 20’s going from job to job, trying various career paths and using my gift very seldom. So I guess I’ve always been a writer, but if it wasn’t for self-publishing, I wouldn’t be able to call myself an author.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book? The inspiration for the concept was sort of a mix between a YouTube video my husband was telling me about, an old story about two strangers writing letters during the war, and then later Mad Men, when I started really developing the story and trying to come up for a setting. When I realized the dates were quite a bit off, I actually used that limitation to develop the story even further until it became what it became. It’s a little different from my other books, being a historical romance—my first. I didn’t want to do historical of any kind because the time period tends to take over the book and authors feel obligated to sort of make it a character, so that people can visualize and that just seemed like a lot of extra work to me, lol. Spoiler alert: it is. But I think it’s worth it and it really adds depth to the story. Without the time period, the plot couldn’t really exist so I really like what the historical element brought out in the narrative. I hope everyone else also likes that, lol.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must-read. I have to give myself a pat on the back for my release timing, because when you open it from the first page, and see that a large portion of the book is letters back and forth from the characters, I can’t think of a more appropriate hot cocoa/pumpkin spiced whatever moment to sit back and read! If you’ve never read me before, I think this is a pretty good book to get your feet wet and see if it’s your jam or not. It’s unconventional, character-driven, subtle, smart and, of course, steamy!

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*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Pig Wars by MK Theodoratus


The Pig Wars

by M.K. Theodoratus

Genre: Medieval Fantasy 

The Half-Elven are fighting over who will rule the Marches.

Black Tail, Lady Renna's pet pig, says: "Pigs rule!"

After inadvertently causing her father's death with her magic in battle, Lady Rena avoids the political in-fighting among the Half-Elven of the Marches. She spends her days weaving and managing her lands, trying to heal from the trauma. But this fragile peace frays...

Renna’s neighbor, Lord Gorsfeld, has plans for the retiring young woman. As the richest man in the Marches, but one without magic, he decides to woo Renna to gain control of her magic and her lands, by setting himself up as a strong protector, who can save her from the marauders who harass her border villages. However his campaign goes awry when Black Tail, Renna's pet pig, injures dumps him in the mud.

Gorsfeld intensifies his vandalism, hoping to scare Renna into his arms. Renna must fight to protect her people without angering the Lord High Commander of the Marches who expects his childhood friend to help him keep the peace. But she is caught off guard and is forced to ue forbidden elf-fire to protect her people.

Renna discovers she must fight for her life.

Author M.K. Theodoratus offers a stunning and captivating fantasy novel that will have audiences on the edge of their seats in “The Pig Wars”. This compelling and intriguing book is unique in its beautifully-crafted world, fascinating characters, and a fast-paced story line that is both fantastical and political. “The Pig Wars” is an absolute must-read that fantasy lovers won’t want to miss!

5* Review: "If you enjoy fantasy, get this book. You will fall in love with the characters (even the pig) and the story line will keep you hooked and reading until the last word."

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A Northern California gal, M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered comic books and the land of Oz. Some of her early favorite authors as a teen were A. Merritt, Andre Norton, Catherine L. Moore, and Fritz Lieber. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. Now she enjoys reading Lee Child, Patricia Briggs, Sharyn McCrumb, Neil Gaiman, and Carol O'Connell among others.

When she's not disappearing into other writer's worlds, she's creating her own alternative worlds -- that of Andor where demons prey and that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of genetic drift on a hybrid elf/human people. Magic and mayhem are her favorite topics.

She now lives in Colorado with her old man and two lap cats.

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*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Cursed King by Abigail Owen


The Cursed King

Inferno Rising Book 4

by Abigail Owen

Genre: Paranormal Romance 

Airk Azdajah, the rightful King of the White Clan, spent half a millennium being tortured by the false High King Pytheios. The only reason he’s alive is a curse— the man to kill Airk will be consumed in his own fire. Which is why Pytheios kept Airk alive, barely, unable to shift in his prison cage, driving the creature half of him into madness. Airk escaped, but he'll never be truly free. What good is a king who can never let his feral dragon loose, never fly, and never lead his people? He's better off dead.

Angelika Amon is the last unmated phoenix. The problem? She has no powers. Zip. Zilch. Angelika hates being dormant, especially now that her three sisters are blissfully mated to powerful dragon shifter kings and are very much part of the fight to take down the rotting king Pytheios, their parents' killer. What good is a useless runt of a phoenix in a battle to save the dragon kingdom?

Desperate to find some way to help, she offers herself to Airk as a mate — just for political leverage. But a dormant phoenix is no damn use to him just like a dragon who can't shift is no use to her. Until Pytheios sets his sights on Angelika for himself...

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Multi-award-winning author, Abigail Owen, writes adult paranormal romance & upper YA fantasy romance. She loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of HEAs! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing) and an MBA. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

Abigail currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own swoon-worthy hero, their angelic (mostly) kids, who are growing up way too fast, and 2 adorable fur babies.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Unwitting by Deven Greene-GUEST POST



Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book 2

by Deven Greene

Genre: Medical Thriller 

Dr. Erica Rosen’s world is turned upside down after a suicide bomber explodes amidst a large crowd entering Oracle Park baseball stadium, near her San Francisco home. Many are killed or injured, and police have no leads in solving the case.

Erica becomes involved after a teacher of young autistic men calls her. The teacher believes her students are involved in the bombing but is afraid to contact law enforcement. She reaches out to Erica, who has experience with special needs children.

Erica arrives at the school but finds the police already there and a young autistic man doing a jigsaw puzzle, oblivious to his murdered teacher on the floor. The young man has information about the mastermind behind the bombing but has limited ability to speak. Erica is determined to protect him, prevent further bombings, and find his missing classmates.

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Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book 1

"A fascinating and thought-providing medical thriller about the ethical dilemmas posed by genetic manipulation." – Best Thrillers

Dr. Erica Rosen is perplexed when she sees a young Chinese girl with blue eyes in her San Francisco pediatrics clinic. The girl's mother, Ting, is secretive, and Erica suspects she has entered the country illegally. Later, Erica encounters Ting's son and discovers he has an unusual mutation. Erica learns that Ting's children underwent embryonic stem cell gene editing as part of a secret Chinese government-run program.

The Chinese government wants to murder Ting's son to prevent others from learning about his unusual mutation and the secret gene-editing program. At Ting's urging, Erica heads to China to expose the program and rescue the infant Ting was forced to leave behind, all while attempting to evade the watchful eye of the Chinese government.

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Fiction writer Deven Greene lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Ever since childhood, Deven has been interested in science. After working as a biochemist, she went back to school and became a pathologist. When writing fiction, the author usually incorporates elements of medicine or science. Deven has penned several short stories. Unnatural, Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book 1 is the first novel the author has published. Her recently completed novel, Unwitting, is the second novel in the trilogy. She is currently completing the third novel of the trilogy, Unforeseen.

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When and where do you prefer to write? 

I prefer to write at home, in my study. I have the perfect set-up—a PC with a very large monitor so I can have multiple windows open at once. This is helpful, as I often need to research things as I write. If I’m traveling, I use my laptop but generally limit that to editing or writing short stories.

I tend to write during the daytime, but if I feel rushed or obsessed, I sometimes write well into the night.

Do you consider writing a different genre or do you already do that? ​

I write suspense/thrillers. In the future, I might write a mystery. I haven’t seriously considered anything else.

Do you take a (digital) notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up

I should, but I don’t. I try to remember interesting ideas as I come across them and write them down later. Along the way, I may forget some, so jotting them down as they occur would be a good idea. I’d have to admit to myself that I sometimes forget things before caving in and doing that.

Which genre(s) do you not like at all? 

I wouldn’t want to read anything involving ghosts. Unless it was done with humor. I love anything funny.

If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you choose and why?

I’ve never been to Australia and would love to go there. There wouldn’t be much of a language barrier, although I would have to acclimate myself to the accent. The outback is very mysterious to me, and I could see a lot of bad things happening there.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would that be?

Don’t wait. There is never a perfect time to begin.

What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

My biggest disappointment has been that some readers aren’t as interested in learning about the science behind my writing as I would like. Those that aren’t interested skip ahead. Better than putting the book down forever, I think.

What has been your best accomplishment?

Starting my first novel. I haven’t published it yet, but it was hard to type the first letter of the first word of the first sentence.

Do you have anything specific that you would like to say to your readers?

I hope you learn something from my novels.

If you like what you read, please leave a review. If you don’t like what you read, please let me know why. I’m always eager to get constructive criticism.

What advice would you offer to new or aspiring fiction authors?

Learn techniques for novel writing. I advise new (and seasoned) writers to read books, attend lectures and take courses on writing. However, that shouldn’t get in the way of writing. Don’t be afraid you don’t know enough. Just do it.

Once you have something written, edit like crazy, and seek the opinion of others. It may be painful to hear criticism of your work, but it will help you in the end. There’s nothing worse than a rejection of your work without an explanation. Learn to appreciate whatever input others are willing to give you. You may not agree with it, and you don’t have to act on it, but you should at least listen with an open mind. One person may think your writing sucks, but if five out of five think it sucks, it probably does. Never fear, though. You can improve. It takes time to hone your writing skills.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?

There were many challenges for me. The hardest part was trying to get just the right amount of scientific detail in the book. I’m not sure I arrived at the perfect balance of offering accurate scientific information and detail on the one hand and keeping the narrative understandable and interesting on the other. I would suggest that authors dealing with this dilemma have laypeople read their material and see how they react. Use that information to decide how much detail to leave in or take out.

Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?

Ouch! That’s a tough question. Why don’t you just ask me which one of my kids is my favorite? Actually, I love all my characters—the good ones, that is. Since I know Erica Rosen, the protagonist, the best, I’ll choose her as my favorite. I like her because she’s smart and principled. If she’d asked me, however, I would have advised her not to go to China to right the wrongs being done, as it was a very risky proposition. Luckily, she didn’t ask me.

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