Friday, May 27, 2016

~Release Day Blitz~ Wounded by Krystal George


Title: Wounded
Author: Krystal George
Genre: New Adult
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
Military life wasn’t for her!

After watching her mother suffer in silence her entire life, Emma Malone has vowed that she won’t make the same mistakes. However, living on a military installation makes avoiding soldiers next to impossible. So when Cole Baker walks into her life and plants his feet firmly inside of it, her whole world gets turned upside down and his smile blows her plans out the window!

Sparks fly and romance ignites during a summer filled with love and acceptance, but Cole has a secret that could destroy the entire foundation of their trust and remind Emma why she took her vow in the first place.

Follow both Emma and Cole along with a few of their friends on a journey of love, friendship, forgiveness, and goodbyes in a time of war and a situation beyond anyone’s control.

Krystal George is an Independent Author of both Young and New Adult fiction. While most of her books have a paranormal or supernatural element, a few are planted firmly in reality. She has a passion for youth literature and believes that magic exists even in the most mundane places. Krystal lives in Colorado with her four beautiful children and her amazing husband where she daydreams of the worlds she writes about and the characters she loves. By day she works with youth in her community with a non-profit organization that helps students develop various life skills. Keep a look out for the final book in The Enchanted Island Series and a few other gems that she’s been hiding up her sleeves, coming later this year!

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~Release Day Blitz~ Hostile by Cameo Renae


Title: HOSTILE (The After Light Saga, #4)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb: Wanted. It’s something I’ve had to get used to since being placed on the government’s Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me.

Little do they know, I’m battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine. Now, I’m too dangerous, and the lives of my loved ones depend on my separation from the group. I must leave and face the hostile world alone.

My name is Abigail Park. I will do whatever it takes to save the ones I love.

Tag Line: Sometimes all you need is hope . . . and Hellfire.





Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings).

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!

HAPPY READING!

For updates on Cameo you can visit:
Twitter: @CameoRenae 


Buy Links:
ARV-3 (Book #1): http://amzn.to/1MC7kND
Sanctum (Book #2): http://amzn.to/1M19cj3
Intransigent (Book #3): http://amzn.to/1V6zTnN











~Freebie Book Blitz~ The Angel Knights by Mary Ting


Title: The Angel Knights
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at MaeIDesign & Photography
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: 
(Spin-Off to Crossroads Saga - Prequel to The Chosen Knights) can be read as stand-alone

Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.

All is peaceful throughout the land until the Fallen and demons’ presences were felt in the between and on Earth. As the Venators investigate these locations, they will quickly learn how dangerous their lives are. Hearts will be broken. Teammates will lose their lives. And they will face obstacles which will test their faith.

As danger grows, the fear of fallen angels and demons regrouping has the Divine Elders on pins and needles. Now, Zachary and Lucia, along with Uncle Davin, must prepare themselves—mentally and physically—to live on Earth to investigate where the focal point of evil resides before it’s too late.



Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.


Author Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryTing


Buy Link:
The Chosen Knights: 
#Free with #KindleUnlimited for a Limited Time







Blog Tour: Tesserae by Mathias B Freese


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Book Tour Schedule:
  • May 2nd – Kristy @ Keep Calm and Write On
  • May 3rd – Amber @ The Wonderings of One Person
  • May 4th – Darcia @ Quiet Fury Books
  • May 5th – Melissa @ Melissa Book Buzz
  • May 10th – Nancy @ The Avid Reader
  • May 11th – Patricia @ Room With Books
  • May 12th – Autumn @ Fallen Over Book Reviews
  • May 13th – Erin @ The Reader’s Hollow
  • May 19th – CCAM @ Mythical Books
  • May 20th – Jaidis @ Juniper Grove
  • May 23rd – Stacy @ Nurture Your BOOKS
  • May 24th – Alexandra @ The Bookworm Lodge
  • May 25th – Angee @ Angee’s After Thoughts
  • May 26th – Melissa @ Will Read for Books
  • May 27th – Amber @ Lady Amber Reviews
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Book Synopsis:

“Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers stands above much of the crowd in its
commitment to ask, ‘What is it to remember?’ Mathias B. Freese,
tenderly plaiting a web that spreads from Woodstock, Las Vegas, Long
Island, and North Carolina, locates friends and family, lovers long
since gone, desire and passion sometimes quenched sometimes unrequited,
and the harrowing agony that comes from that most soul-crushing word of
all, regret. But Tesserae is not a work of sadness and grief. Rather, it
is an effort from a trained psychotherapist adept at understanding the
feelings that we all have. The quiescence found has a staying effect
upon the mind; this memoir lingers in the reader’s memory for some
time.” — Steven Berndt, Professor of American Literature, College of
Southern Nevada
Excerpt:
As I reflect now, Woodstock instructed me in how to be open to life. I
remain open until this day. I revel in it. I draw sustenance from it. It
brings power and meaning to all my writing. And I have observed that my
expansiveness, my being alive and reveling in that, make some
uncomfortable.

Schmidt “lived” on Ohayo Mountain in Woodstock, and what I have
discovered is that from 1940 to 1972 he worked on erecting his home,
Miracle on the Mountain, as he named it. The house itself burned down in
between the winters of 1968 to 1969. I was told that it had covered an
entire side of the mountain, that it had many levels and glass windows,
and myriad mirrors as well, for in the sunlight the entire house
flashed. When I first came upon it the house was in shambles, fit for
Miss Havisham. He is now labeled by the art community as part of the
found-art movement, and here we can think of the Watts Towers built by
Simon Rodia and parts of the buildings built by that Barcelonan genius,
Antoni Gaudi (Parc Guell, for instance). In the sixties Schmidt was the
subject of a documentary which I have never seen nor choose to see, for
he stands out beyond celluloid.

I was told about him by Hal, and I decided to take a look. Hal also
informed me that the price of admission to his property was a six-pack
of beer. So Woodstock. Unfortunately I was slow on the uptake and
thought that a bottle of beer was sufficient; it proved not to be.
Walking through the brush and flowering summertime saplings and scrub, I
came upon a circular place that had been cleared. In this oval was a
“nest,” a kind of gothic Lego interlocking contraption that a child’s
brilliant mind might devise. As I dimly think back I recall that beer
bottles and cans elaborated themselves upon every surface of this
“house” in orderly fashion, a crenellation.

Indeed, I learned later that Schmidt slept in a casket-like part of his
“nest.” So he had made another piece of found art to substitute for his
destroyed masterpiece on Ohayo Mountain. I gave him one bottle of beer
(schmuck!) and he commented about my niggardliness, which was apt.
Schmidt had a long and scruffy beard and he was clothed in carpenter’s
overalls. I asked if I could look around and he agreed. By this time
everyone from down under flocked through Woodstock, and perhaps he had
tired of the notoriety. I had no idea what I was looking for, but I
found it. As I browsed through many yards of trees and shrubbery, it hit
me: Schmidt had broken off legs, arms, torsos, and faces of every
imaginable kind of children’s doll and had painted them in a dull silver
paint. I wouldn’t call it eerie; it was like a bad night in The Shining
(“Redrum”). I’d walk a foot or so and another silvered and weathered
grotesque would pop into view. Schmidt apparently was a kind of Johnny
Appleseed, seeding his woods with art. All was random and happenstance;
it was a “happening,” to use the term coming into the American lexicon.
It was not a Dantesque hell, but more of an outer expression of an inner
artistic disturbance. I will not label it. I will not place it into
some movement. It was Clarence Schmidt tiptoeing through the tulips with
a sculptor’s hand. Certainly different and outrĂ©, I took it in without
interpreting it, which was a better response than any other I could
think of. I was learning to look at everything as if for the first time.


Title: Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers

Author: Mathias B. Freese

Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir

Formats: Paperback & eBook

Published by: Wheatmark

ISBN: 9781627873536

Pub. Date: Feb. 15, 2016

Number of pages: 236

Content Warning: 19+ for mild sexual and graphic content

Purchase at: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, wheatmark.com and Barnes&Noble.com



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Author Bio: MATHIAS B. FREESE is a multi-published, award-winning author, writer, teacher and psychotherapist.

Also by Mathias B. Freese:

I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust, 2014, ISBN 9781627871617

The i Tetralogy, 2005, ISBN 1587364042

Down to a Sunless Sea, 2007, ISBN 9781587367335

This Mobius Strip of Ifs, 2012, ISBN 9781604947236



Book Awards:

> The i Tetralogy: Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award 2007

> Down to a Sunless Sea: National Indie Excellence finalist Book Awards 2007 & Allbooks Reviews Editor’s Choice Award 2007.

> This Mobius Strip of Ifs: National Indie (Winner) Book Awards, 2012 & Global Ebook Award finalist, 2012.

> I Truly Lament: Working Through the Holocaust: Finalist in the 2012 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest out of 424 submissions

> Tesserae: A Memoir of Two Summers: 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention, Great Northwest Book Festival Winner in Biography/Autobiography Category, Runner-up in General Non-Fiction Category in the San Francisco Book Festival, Winner for General Non-Fiction in The Beach Book Festival & Runner-Up in General Non-Fiction in the Paris Book Festival


Find and follow Mathias on his: website, Facebook and Goodreads.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

~Freebie Book Blitz~ From Gods by Mary Ting


Title: From Gods
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Mythology
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
***2013 InD'Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA****
Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?
Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?




Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

Author Links:

Buy Link:
#Free with #KindleUnlimited for a limited time
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From Origins: http://amzn.to/22puNW2
From Titans (Pre-Order): http://amzn.to/1NNMWdp



“Mason, MASON, MASON!” Skylar panicked.
“I know. Skylar, hold on tight. I’m going to brake.”
“But there are cars behind us.”
“We have no choice. Don’t worry. I got this.” Mason pushed down on the brake forcefully. The car hydroplaned to the right. “Hold on.”
Skylar gripped the first thing her hand found. The water from the road jetted up into the air like in a water show, but the car kept gliding sideways, until finally it spun in a full circle and stopped. With no time to waste, Mason turned it to the right and accelerated, hoping to dodge what was coming toward them.
Out of nowhere, a long piece of ice, taking the form of a spear, darted through the trucks’ tires and punctured some of them. More ice spears came soaring out of the rain, but this time ten or more sphere-like ice balls followed, denting the sides of the trucks. One went through a windshield. With flat tires, the trucks now glided as if skating on ice, maneuvering from side to side.
“Did you do that?” Skylar asked excitedly.
“No. Must be Poseidon’s kids. Where the hell are they?” Mason spread his right arm out in front of Skylar as if to protect her. “Bend down, Sky.”
One of the trucks hit another and veered off, hitting yet another one. The crash caused the trucks to flip and tumble, heading straight for Mason’s car. With a look of shock, Skylar held her breath. There was no time to move, think, or get out of the car, so she closed her eyes and prepared for the crash.
Seconds before impact, Mason’s car flew up into the air and over the trucks. Somehow, as if by magic, the water created a liquid bridge, guiding the car safely over, and then it thumped hard onto the ground on the other side. Without looking back, Mason sped away as the sound of screeching brakes and metal hitting metal blasted behind them.
“What just happened?” Skylar yelped. “Did you do that?” Everything had happened so fast. Adrenaline had rushed through her body so rapidly, she’d had no time for fear. Once it was over, she was amazed and stunned speechless.
“No, I didn’t. Poseidon’s kids. It’s the only explanation. They can manipulate water. I had it handled. There was no need for them to show off. Lots of civilians are hurt.” Mason sounded irritated, perhaps because he wasn’t the hero this time around or perhaps he truly did care for those people he didn’t know.
Amazed by their abilities, wherever they were, Skylar was grateful for their showing off. Though Mason claimed he’d had the situation handled, Skylar thought otherwise, but kept her opinion to herself. 
Fire and heavy smoke spiraled into the sky behind them. The trucks had mostly slammed against each other, except for one. Guilt consumed her, thinking about the innocent people who’d happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. She couldn’t dwell on her remorse. She saw the same white truck, now joined by a black truck, tailing them. “It’s the white truck again, but there’s another one behind it.”
“I see them,” Mason said with a sly tone, looking in the rearview mirror. “Let’s see if they can follow.”










~Cove Reveal & Giveaway~ Outbreak The Fight by Deausha Kristal


Title: Outbreak The Fight  
Author: Deausha Kristal
Genre: Zombie/Horror

Cover Designer: James Price (AEP Book Covers)
Editor: Ready, Set, Edit
Expected Release Date: June 30th

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Egypt and a few members of the compound she calls home are running against the clock to find her son Liam before it's too late. Meanwhile, back at the big house, preparations are being made for the horde that's barreling down upon them.

   Will Egypt find her son? Will they be able to survive the horde that's coming straight for them?
  
   And at what cost?


   In this action-packed conclusion, the question is, will the zombie apocalypse finally win and break her, or will she prevail after all?


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~Cover Reveal~ The Audacity of Creation by Rocky Callen


Title: The Audacity of Creation
Author: Rocky Callen
Genre: Nonfiction
Expected Release Date: Fall 2016

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design and Photography
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:
This book is a sacred (no bullshit) challenge to liberate your creative spirit. Interviews, meditations, deep thoughts, brazen dares, fierce love, and a full arsenal of tools for you to own your power and potency as a creative, this book is me opening my heart stripped down raw and real with one sole purpose:
to remind you that if the dream is IN you, then it is meant to come out.

You can change the world—one word, one page, one stage, one brush stroke—at a time.

You just need to be brave enough to believe it.

Disclaimer: If you don't like expletives, don't read this book. If you don't like sass, soul, strategy and occasional silliness, don't read this book. If you are unwilling to get uncomfortable in order to pursue your dreams, don't read this book. If you are determined to play small and smother your creative fire, then don't read this book. None of the above? Then read on, but rest up now. Because after reading, you'll be so overwhelmed with purpose, intention and your own raging desire to CREATE, that there will be many a sleepless night.

It is time to get ready to incite your creative revolution.

Be brave. Unleash your soul on the world. We are waiting for you to blaze.



Rocky is a bestselling novelist and the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book, The Audacity of Creation. She pulls on her writing and publishing experience as well as extensive behavioral therapy background to create a experiences that not only allow a women to finish their manuscripts, but also support them in their journey so that by the end they are confident authors ready to be seen and celebrated as a thought leader. The same framework of mindset, strategy, healing, and expression is the same for any creative struggling to bring their art to the world. She supports her community through her free Facebook community (The Bleed Ink Tribe -- facebook.com/groups/TheBleedInkTribe), and through international workshops and retreats.

Author Links:
Instagram: rockywrites

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