Thursday, 24 April 2014

FREE BOOK FIND: The Tinkerer's Daughter by Jamie Sedgwick

FREE to download TODAY is The Tinkerer's Daughter  by Jamie Sedgwick (Click here for UK Download).  Why not download a copy before it goes back to full price?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by a thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother, and when her human father is recalled to the war, he leaves her in the safest place he knows: in the care of a reclusive tinker.

The Tinkerman's inventions are frightening at first -noisy, smelly, dangerous machines with no practical use- but when the war comes home, Breeze sees an opportunity. If she can pull it off, she'll change the world forever. If she fails, she'll be considered a traitor by both lands and will be hunted to her death.

More reviews for The Tinkerer's Daughter:

Four Stars - "This story was very captivating. The main character Breeze is well developed, going from a shy girl that is an outcast to a determined young woman with a dream she will not stop trying to fulfill, no matter the dangers that lie ahead. Sedgwick beautifully creates this other world that as a reader you totally get into." -Goodreads reviewer

Five Stars - "I won this book on First Reads, and I was very excited to read it. Luckily, I was in no way disappointed... This is a beautifully written book with an intriguing plot and a loveable main character. This is certainly one that I will reread!" -Goodreads reviewer

BOOK OF THE DAY: Lodestone by Wendy Scott







BOOK DESCRIPTION
There’s a cauldron of trouble brewing in Valloaria…

Download Lodestone today and strap on your broomstick –you’re in for a hell of a ride: The Witch-Hunt Series.

Two tales entwine (excerpts below). 

Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?

Excerpt - Lauren
They attacked me alone, in pairs and in mass with their witchy ways, but their magic fell short; I was immune. Blasts of power seared from their fingertips and stonework exploded above, below and next to me, but nothing penetrated the brilliant glow of the Lodestone and they fell back, shrieking in frustration. I glowered at those not fast enough to move out of me way and they vaporized in an orange flash, to black flakes that I trampled underfoot. 

Excerpt - Sabrina
A shirtless youth, with his back to her, hummed as he brushed a dark horse. The horse was standing perfectly still as if the boy’s song had lulled him to sleep. Sabrina silently observed the prospect as he worked. He was tall with a slender build, but she could see the muscles in his tanned back and arms ripple with each stroke. His brown hair was caught up in an intricate knot threaded by two long feathers; one red, the other purple. She’d never met anyone like him before.

She shuffled forward to get a better view, but her brush whacked into the wooden partition. He whirled around and she found herself staring into the brownest eyes, framed by the longest lashes she’d ever seen. They gawked at each other for a moment before Sabrina rediscovered her tongue. “I … I was sent to care for your horses.” 

He pointed with his brush, to the horses behind him and said, “I’ve finished the others. Only Alloni, the brown and white, needs attention.” 

Sabrina scurried to the indicated stall. Where was his shirt? As if reading her thoughts, he casually reached down and grabbed a white shirt. Slowly, he pulled it over his damp shoulders and Sabrina hastily focused on the horse. Her strokes were a bit shorter and harder than she normally applied and the horse shifted beneath the brush. Before she could correct herself, strong fingers, radiating warmth, slipped over hers and a voice laced with musk, breathed into her ear. “Not so firm. Alloni likes long, languid strokes – like this.” 

Heat blazed into spots on her cheeks as she followed his movements. After several strokes he said, “That’s it, you’ve got the knack of it now.” 

He released her hand and stepped away. Sabrina felt as awkward as a newborn foal so she kept her eyes averted and silently busied herself with the horse. From outside, a muffled yell filtered through the stable and the boy said, “Deakon wants me. Will you be all right finishing up?”
She didn’t trust herself to speak. “Ah-ha.”


Contains adult themes.

Bonus material:
An excerpt of Ferrasium, Book 1: The Windflowers Trilogy is included at the conclusion of Lodestone. 




AUTHOR BIO



As a child I had a ferocious imagination and immersed myself in creating stories and poems. One birthday I begged for a chemistry set, sensing the promise of adventure from the glittering vials of copper sulphate and salt. At that time, I didn't know I was following in the footsteps of my grandfather who had studied science in Edinburgh in 1899. A further trace back into my Scottish ancestry uncovered an ancestor known as 'the wizard'. So I could dabble with potions too, I gained a NZ Certificate in Science (Chemistry) and worked in a variety of laboratories (salt, meat, dairy and wine) in NZ and Australia. The wine tasted the best!

During my 5 years in Adelaide, Australia, I completed several writing courses at the WEA. When my partner, son (5 months), dog and I moved back to NZ we lived in a house truck for 3 years while our off-the-grid house was planned and built. During this period I wrote on a solar powered laptop and completed many correspondence courses from the AWA.


I write adult fantasy, children's novels and I'm currently branching into romance.


In 2012 my children's MS, Hieroglyph was selected for the NZSA MS Assessment Programme and was further selected for one of five mini-mentorships.


My children's novel, Tails, will be released late 2013.


When I'm not glued to my laptop writing or engrossed in a book, I love walking my dog on the wild West Coast beaches and trolling for sea glass, riding my bike or going for bush walks. I always wished I could fly so maybe that's why I love roller coasters. I'm a connoisseur of coffee and chocolate and I counter my addictions with Zumba and Spin classes. I believe life is an adventure and we should all live a life less ordinary.


Please visit Wendy's website and blog www.wendyjscott.com or 'Like me' on facebook http://www.facebook.com/AuthorWendyScott


I love hearing from readers and if you enjoyed my books I'd appreciate it if you could take a few moments to post a review. Thanks and happy reading. Wendy X


REVIEWS
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew me away. June 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Witch Hunt
5 stars
(2nd Review for June)
www.reviewoffantasy.com

When I first started reading the book it felt like harry potter, a story written for a younger person, but I was given this book by the author for an honest review so I kept reading.

Wow. What a story, I cried so many times, not just a few tears, at one stage I had to stop reading because it became too much for me. The loss of a loved one in the book was so real and raw; that it felt as if the authors own experiences had been pasted in this book. It tore at me so much. Lauren was a woman cursed in a sense since birth, hardworking, loyal, and loving and what she was subjected to and suffered was heart wrenching, and her vengeance was understandable it was as powerful as her love.

The story is told mostly through the eyes of Sabrina a healer growing up in a world where witch craft is forbidden by the Order of Lauren. Sabrina is kind and shy, simple in ways living a protected life, with no knowledge of who she is. Until she discovers she is a relative of Lauren a women who is remembered incorrectly as being evil. As the story develops we see Sabrina conquer her fears, and she grows so much it's like watching her transform into another person. The story is fast paced and doesn't slow down at all, the lands that the author creates are haunting at times, yet so breath-taking like the forest or the city of Sha' La' Shang. The plot is thick with deceit, murder and greed.

The love story between Sabrina and Micah is there through the whole book, but it doesn't over power the story at all, it alters the future for Sabrina, but I can't wait to read the second book to see where they end up, and find out what exactly Sabrina will do now that her powers have fully ignited.
A wonderful story, one that I would highly recommend, I applaud the author for a tale that made me cry, squirm with unease, and made my heart pound with anticipation.


OTHER WORKS
Ferrasium. (The Windflowers Trilogy)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

FREE BOOK FIND: Where Bluebirds Fly by Brynn Chapman

FREE to download TODAY is Where Bluebirds Fly (Synesthesia-Shift Series)  by Brynn Chapman (Click here for UK purchase).  Why not grab a copy now?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. Orphaned during the Indian raids, she and her brother with Asperger's Syndrome come to live with the key historical figures of the trials-The Putnams. They keep their synesthesia secret- that days, months and years appear as color in Verity's mind, and for John, that symphonies play in a Fantasia-style performance of colors and geometric patterns.

Truman Johnstone 's ability to discern people's expressions, and decipher if they were lying- made him an outspoken child. Being different kept him from being adopted till he was fourteen. He now runs an orphanage for problem youths, and is a feeding therapist in his desire to help children deal with their peculiarities. To give them the childhood he never had.

The harvest festival corn maze Truman creates every year has an unwelcome visitor. Children hear disembodied voices skipping through the corn maze amid the backdrop of eerie orchestral music. In every year of the calendar, intermittent doors of time swing open and closed, so long as the cornfield stands. 

In societies set on sameness-all are outsiders. 

They learn the traits that make us outcasts, may be the very ones that make us great, and that true love may heal all.

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Death Turns A Trick by Julie Smith

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Death Turns A Trick (Rebecca Schwartz #1) by Julie Smith (Click here for UK purchase). Why not grab a copy before it goes back to full price?




BOOK DESCRIPTION
Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of Course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor?

Handsome Parker Phillips, Rebecca’s new beau and the most attractive man she’s met in ages, is arrested for the murder. (Worse, she suspects he might actually have done it.)

On the plus side, another very attractive man is following the case--reporter Rob Burns of the San Francisco Chronicle, a possible ally. And there are other possibilities.

Fans of Janet Evanovich, Joan Hess, and Elizabeth Peters will get a kick out of this one.

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Eye of the Moonrat by Trevor H. Cooley

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Eye of the Moonrat (The Bowl of Souls: Book One) by Trevor H. Cooley (Click here for UK purchase) Why not download a copy today?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
Justan was raised on the outskirts of the Dremaldrian Battle Academy. He watched his father ascend the ranks within the academy to become one of the most respected warriors in the kingdom. The only thing he has ever wanted is to become an academy student and follow the path of his father. Unfortunately, only the best can enter the academy and Justan is a horrible fighter. Everyone tells him that he is more suited to scholarly work than swordplay. In desperation he hurls himself into training, eager to overcome the doubters and walk into the academy triumphant, unaware that secretive powers plot to disrupt his plans.

Meanwhile, an evil wizard of immense power is using magic to twist the bodies of the creatures of the land and transform them into monsters. With these creatures and the peoples of the wilds, he is building an army . . .

Ogres and dragons, warriors and wizards are destined to clash, their fates guided by The Bowl of Souls.

Eye of the Moonrat is book one of The Bowl of Souls series.

Book Two: Messenger of the Dark Prophet
Book Three: Hunt of the Bandham

FREE BOOK FIND: The Tinkerer's Daughter by Jamie Sedgwick


FREE to download TODAY is The Tinkerer's Daughter  by Jamie Sedgwick (Click here for UK Download).  Why not download a copy before it goes back to full price?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
Breeze is an outcast, a half-breed orphan born into a world torn apart by a thousand years of war. Breeze never knew her elven mother, and when her human father is recalled to the war, he leaves her in the safest place he knows: in the care of a reclusive tinker.

The Tinkerman's inventions are frightening at first -noisy, smelly, dangerous machines with no practical use- but when the war comes home, Breeze sees an opportunity. If she can pull it off, she'll change the world forever. If she fails, she'll be considered a traitor by both lands and will be hunted to her death.

More reviews for The Tinkerer's Daughter:

Four Stars - "This story was very captivating. The main character Breeze is well developed, going from a shy girl that is an outcast to a determined young woman with a dream she will not stop trying to fulfill, no matter the dangers that lie ahead. Sedgwick beautifully creates this other world that as a reader you totally get into." -Goodreads reviewer

Five Stars - "I won this book on First Reads, and I was very excited to read it. Luckily, I was in no way disappointed... This is a beautifully written book with an intriguing plot and a loveable main character. This is certainly one that I will reread!" -Goodreads reviewer

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Two Sisters In Ireland by Jeanne Selmer

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Two Sisters In Ireland by Jeanne Selmer (Click here for UK purchase).  Why not grab a copy before it goes back to full price?



BOOK DESCRIPTION
Leaving the men behind, Kenna and Nikki set out for a vacation and immediately take advantage of their freedom. While waiting for their flight to Ireland they meet, Aoife, an elderly Irish widow who is returning home to the joys and stresses of her tight-knit family. A lively chat ensues about holy wells and looking for their grandmother’s birthplace. Once in Ireland that conversation encourages the sisters to veer off the beaten paths where they find holy wells, encounter ghosts, and stumble upon fairy mounds. As one sister uses crystals to ward off potential danger, the other sister is skeptical. But not for long. As the story unfolds Aoife along with her family and friends change the direction and lives of the sisters. Kenna and Nikki go to places they would have never gone. They meet people they would have never met. They hear stories about Ireland and their heritage that they never knew. They sing and dance in pubs while enjoying pints with the locals. Unwinding from their hectic lives back home they face new challenges, igniting passions both spiritually and physically. Through rich descriptions of Ireland’s beautiful scenery and the stories told by its people, this tale brings readers on a colorful and engaging journey.

FREE BOOK FIND: Lodestone by Wendy Scott

FREE to download TODAY is Lodestone: (Witch-Hunt)   by Wendy Scott  (Click here for UK Download) .  Why not download a copy before it goes back to full price?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
There’s a cauldron of trouble brewing in Valloaria…

Download Lodestone today and strap on your broomstick –you’re in for a hell of a ride: The Witch-Hunt Series.

Two tales entwine (excerpts below). 

Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?

Excerpt - Lauren
They attacked me alone, in pairs and in mass with their witchy ways, but their magic fell short; I was immune. Blasts of power seared from their fingertips and stonework exploded above, below and next to me, but nothing penetrated the brilliant glow of the Lodestone and they fell back, shrieking in frustration. I glowered at those not fast enough to move out of me way and they vaporized in an orange flash, to black flakes that I trampled underfoot. 

Excerpt - Sabrina
A shirtless youth, with his back to her, hummed as he brushed a dark horse. The horse was standing perfectly still as if the boy’s song had lulled him to sleep. Sabrina silently observed the prospect as he worked. He was tall with a slender build, but she could see the muscles in his tanned back and arms ripple with each stroke. His brown hair was caught up in an intricate knot threaded by two long feathers; one red, the other purple. She’d never met anyone like him before.

She shuffled forward to get a better view, but her brush whacked into the wooden partition. He whirled around and she found herself staring into the brownest eyes, framed by the longest lashes she’d ever seen. They gawked at each other for a moment before Sabrina rediscovered her tongue. “I … I was sent to care for your horses.” 

He pointed with his brush, to the horses behind him and said, “I’ve finished the others. Only Alloni, the brown and white, needs attention.” 

Sabrina scurried to the indicated stall. Where was his shirt? As if reading her thoughts, he casually reached down and grabbed a white shirt. Slowly, he pulled it over his damp shoulders and Sabrina hastily focused on the horse. Her strokes were a bit shorter and harder than she normally applied and the horse shifted beneath the brush. Before she could correct herself, strong fingers, radiating warmth, slipped over hers and a voice laced with musk, breathed into her ear. “Not so firm. Alloni likes long, languid strokes – like this.” 

Heat blazed into spots on her cheeks as she followed his movements. After several strokes he said, “That’s it, you’ve got the knack of it now.” 

He released her hand and stepped away. Sabrina felt as awkward as a newborn foal so she kept her eyes averted and silently busied herself with the horse. From outside, a muffled yell filtered through the stable and the boy said, “Deakon wants me. Will you be all right finishing up?”
She didn’t trust herself to speak. “Ah-ha.”


Contains adult themes.

Bonus material:
An excerpt of Ferrasium, Book 1: The Windflowers Trilogy is included at the conclusion of Lodestone. 

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Magnificent Medieval Men by Catherine Kean, Anna Markland, Laurel O'Donnell and Kathryn Le Veque

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Magnificent Medieval Men: A Medieval Romance Boxed Set  by Catherine Kean, Anna Markland, Laurel O'Donnell and Kathryn Le Veque (Click here for UK purchase).  Why not grab a copy before it goes back to full price?




BOOK DESCRIPTION
Special Limited Time Sale - only $0.99 cents! (Regular Price $4.99)

4 medieval romance novels from 4 #1 Best-Selling Amazon romance authors!

A KNIGHT'S TEMPTATION by CATHERINE KEAN -- A LADY arranges a clandestine meeting to return a stolen pendant. A LORD, determined to attain knighthood, senses the lady keeps valuable secrets and takes her captive. Will their past enmity stand in the way of duty and true love?

LORD OF THE SHADOWS by KATHRYN LE VEQUE -- He is King John's most feared warrior; they call him the SHADOW LORD. She is the DAUGHTER of one of the king's greatest enemies. Drawn together by a twist of fate, the Shadow Lord and the enemy's daughter find love amid the turmoil of a hated king's reign.

DANCE OF LOVE by ANNA MARKLAND -- He is a reclusive WOUNDED WARRIOR. She is a SPANISH PRINCESS imprisoned by the Moors. Can love overcome the powerful forces determined to keep them apart? It will take a miracle.

THE LADY AND THE FALCONER by LAUREL O'DONNELL --- He is a MYSTERIOUS FALCONER, intent on reclaiming what is rightfully his. She is the LADY of Castle Fulton, determined to keep her people safe from the siege that threatens them all. Can they overcome betrayal and vengeance to find healing love?

Add this great historical romance novel boxed set to your Kindle library today!

99 CENT BOOK FIND: RIZEN Tales of the Zombie Apocalypse by Kirk Anderson

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is RIZEN: Tales of the Zombie Apocalypse by Kirk Anderson  (Click here for UK Download)  .  Why not grab a copy now?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
A plague has caused the dead to rise and stalk the living... RIZEN is a chilling collection of stories that will have you on the edge of your seat!

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THE CHOSEN: Ten years after the zombie apocalypse, Dan and his family try to stake out a new life for themselves in rural Wyoming. When he encounters a mysterious group of survivors who call themselves The Chosen, Dan is unsure whether he can trust them.

THE WHITE FIST: Five years after the first of the infected reach Texas, pockets of survivors are reminded that the living can be even more dangerous than the dead.

ROAD TRIP AT THE END OF THE WORLD: A middle aged couple, cut off from civilization for months, decides to strike out into the ruined world and make for the West Coast.

FLIGHT 124: Air Thailand Flight 124 threatens to bring a gruesome and unwelcome passenger to Los Angeles International Airport. 

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This collection is being released exclusively for Amazon Kindle and runs approximately 13,000 words or about 60 printed pages in length.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Disappear by Iain Edward Henn

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Disappear  by Iain Edward Henn  (Click here for UK purchase).  Why not download this  before it goes back to full price?







BOOK DESCRIPTION
Top 5 Bestseller on Amazon UK - Crime Thrillers & Mystery
***
Amazon US - Top 40 in Suspense Thrillers


On a rain-drenched night, a young husband runs to the corner shop - and never returns.

Eighteen years later, his body reappears.

-Reappears, wearing the same clothes, and on the same street from which he went missing.
-Reappears, and is the victim of a hit/run driver.

He looks exactly the same now as when he vanished.

His widow, Jennifer Parkes, is determined to solve this enigma once and for all.

Other bodies are found, all missing eighteen years. None seem to have aged.

On the trail of a vicious killer, Jennifer and homicide detective Neil Lachlan are drawn into a human minefield of deception and terror; into the depths of a mystery that baffles the police and defies logic. Investigating at the forefront of scientific and medical technologies, they confront a threat that is closer than either of them could ever have imagined.


"A stylish, craftily-worded thriller...crossing time, social class, love, loss, indulgence, greed, and ...pure evil...a fantastic read." - Martin Treanor, author of The Silver Mist

"One of the best page turners I've read in years." - Tricia Lee, author of A Carribean Summer

"Great suspense." - Amazon reader reviews

"Complex mystery...I guessed and second guessed myself throughout." - Amazon reader reviews

99 CENT BOOK FIND: Magnificent Medieval Men by Catherine Kean, Anna Markland, Laurel O'Donnell and Kathryn Le Veque

Available for JUST 99 CENTS is Magnificent Medieval Men: A Medieval Romance Boxed Set  by Catherine Kean, Anna Markland, Laurel O'Donnell and Kathryn Le Veque (Click here for UK purchase).  Why not grab a copy before it goes back to full price?




BOOK DESCRIPTION
Special Limited Time Sale - only $0.99 cents! (Regular Price $4.99)

4 medieval romance novels from 4 #1 Best-Selling Amazon romance authors!

A KNIGHT'S TEMPTATION by CATHERINE KEAN -- A LADY arranges a clandestine meeting to return a stolen pendant. A LORD, determined to attain knighthood, senses the lady keeps valuable secrets and takes her captive. Will their past enmity stand in the way of duty and true love?

LORD OF THE SHADOWS by KATHRYN LE VEQUE -- He is King John's most feared warrior; they call him the SHADOW LORD. She is the DAUGHTER of one of the king's greatest enemies. Drawn together by a twist of fate, the Shadow Lord and the enemy's daughter find love amid the turmoil of a hated king's reign.

DANCE OF LOVE by ANNA MARKLAND -- He is a reclusive WOUNDED WARRIOR. She is a SPANISH PRINCESS imprisoned by the Moors. Can love overcome the powerful forces determined to keep them apart? It will take a miracle.

THE LADY AND THE FALCONER by LAUREL O'DONNELL --- He is a MYSTERIOUS FALCONER, intent on reclaiming what is rightfully his. She is the LADY of Castle Fulton, determined to keep her people safe from the siege that threatens them all. Can they overcome betrayal and vengeance to find healing love?

Add this great historical romance novel boxed set to your Kindle library today!

FREE BOOK FIND: Lodestone by Wendy Scott

FREE to download TODAY is Lodestone: (Witch-Hunt)   by Wendy Scott  (Click here for UK Download) .  Why not download a copy before it goes back to full price?






BOOK DESCRIPTION
There’s a cauldron of trouble brewing in Valloaria…

Download Lodestone today and strap on your broomstick –you’re in for a hell of a ride: The Witch-Hunt Series.

Two tales entwine (excerpts below). 

Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?

Excerpt - Lauren
They attacked me alone, in pairs and in mass with their witchy ways, but their magic fell short; I was immune. Blasts of power seared from their fingertips and stonework exploded above, below and next to me, but nothing penetrated the brilliant glow of the Lodestone and they fell back, shrieking in frustration. I glowered at those not fast enough to move out of me way and they vaporized in an orange flash, to black flakes that I trampled underfoot. 

Excerpt - Sabrina
A shirtless youth, with his back to her, hummed as he brushed a dark horse. The horse was standing perfectly still as if the boy’s song had lulled him to sleep. Sabrina silently observed the prospect as he worked. He was tall with a slender build, but she could see the muscles in his tanned back and arms ripple with each stroke. His brown hair was caught up in an intricate knot threaded by two long feathers; one red, the other purple. She’d never met anyone like him before.
 
She shuffled forward to get a better view, but her brush whacked into the wooden partition. He whirled around and she found herself staring into the brownest eyes, framed by the longest lashes she’d ever seen. They gawked at each other for a moment before Sabrina rediscovered her tongue. “I … I was sent to care for your horses.” 

He pointed with his brush, to the horses behind him and said, “I’ve finished the others. Only Alloni, the brown and white, needs attention.” 

Sabrina scurried to the indicated stall. Where was his shirt? As if reading her thoughts, he casually reached down and grabbed a white shirt. Slowly, he pulled it over his damp shoulders and Sabrina hastily focused on the horse. Her strokes were a bit shorter and harder than she normally applied and the horse shifted beneath the brush. Before she could correct herself, strong fingers, radiating warmth, slipped over hers and a voice laced with musk, breathed into her ear. “Not so firm. Alloni likes long, languid strokes – like this.” 

Heat blazed into spots on her cheeks as she followed his movements. After several strokes he said, “That’s it, you’ve got the knack of it now.” 

He released her hand and stepped away. Sabrina felt as awkward as a newborn foal so she kept her eyes averted and silently busied herself with the horse. From outside, a muffled yell filtered through the stable and the boy said, “Deakon wants me. Will you be all right finishing up?”
She didn’t trust herself to speak. “Ah-ha.”


Contains adult themes.

Bonus material:
An excerpt of Ferrasium, Book 1: The Windflowers Trilogy is included at the conclusion of Lodestone. 

FREE BOOK FIND: Whispers of a Legend by Carrie James Haynes

FREE to download TODAY is Whispers of a Legend, Part One-Shadows of the Past by Carrie James Haynes (Click here for UK Download).  Why not download it before it goes back to full price?
 


BOOK DESCRIPTION
WHISPERS OF A LEGEND, VOLUME I
A semi-finalist in THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW'S BEST SCIT-FI/FANTASY OF 2012!

Whispers of a Legend saga: Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life...to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the dangers that await her. Her instincts are to protect and in this she does, but in so doing it leads her into a world where she knows not whom to trust. In time her power matures and grows stronger when she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. She learns well why she holds the power. An evil as no other before, Asmeodai, has emerged but all is not what it seems as a dark cloak encompasses her family. Betrayal, distrust, treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. And when another emerges within her world, one who seemly wants only to help her along her path, she is pulled further away from her Sordarin.

Shadows of the Past, Book One of the Whispers of a Legend is the first in nine installments of the saga. It is a journey of a young woman’s battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

The Legend Continues...
Whispers of a Legend, Part Four-Time of the Nuxvenom!

TIME OF THE NUXVENOM

The Nuxvenom—the time declared by the Arachindaens for their ascension to power…the time of their rule…the time for the annihilation of all who do not submit to their authority. Over the years, the Sordarins have slept well secure in the knowledge that the Great One guards over them and protects them from this Nuxvenom. Now, though, our world has once more been targeted; Asmeodai’s evil looms on the horizon and fear lives in the hearts of the Sordarins for our very existence is threatened.


I, Kela Calledwdele, have been trained for one purpose—to protect my people from this evil threat of Asmeodai. I did not ask for this, but have embraced my destiny. The path before me has never been easy, nor do I expect my tribulations to lessen as I continue my journey, but I hold to this destiny for I hold to my faith in the Great One.

With the acknowledgement as King Edulf’s granddaughter, Kela is swept into a world strange to her. Moreover, Kela discovers the world she now walks harbors its own dangers. For not only does Kela face the looming threat of the evil Cyaika and Arachindaens, she is forced to confront deception and and betrayal from within her own ranks. Never have the stakes been greater—never has her world faced a greater danger—never has more been asked of the Euchoun. The time of the Nuxvenom is now!

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called  the Tri-Realms.

17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison deep underground.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Adele must escape from prison and seek to uncover her parents' true past, armed with only a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

In her world someone must die.

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SEVENTEEN TALES WITH A TWISTBy the author of the Amazon bestselling novels 'The Delta Chain' and 'Disappear'

Like switchback trails with their unexpected twists and turns, these tales lead us through a maze of mystery, murder and psychological suspense, deceit, obsession, romantic intrigue and family secrets. Switchback Stories explores the mixed fortunes of fate that can surprise any one of us at any time:

In Washington DC a charismatic anti-drug lobbyist is targeted by a powerful crime cartel. With precise planning, the assassins close in on their prey - alone in his house - only to confront the one scenario they could not envision.

A Boston airline disaster and an extraordinary twist of fate have given a selfish man the chance to commit an undetectable killing. No-one will ever suspect a crime has taken place. Is it the perfect murder?

An ambitious actor has a foolproof way of advancing her career, at the expense of another. Nothing can go wrong. Sometimes, however, everything going right delivers the most unforeseeable result.

A famed South African diamond, unique for its light reflecting brilliance, is guarded by advanced technology. A dynamic cat burglar uses a variation on movie stunt trickery to plan a daring heist.

An aging drifter forms a bond with a young woman and her son in the Australian countryside - what is it about their small town he finds both familiar and unsettling?

In England's north, the 'Last of the Lighthouse Keepers' uses his knowledge of treacherous waters for a desperate act - setting in motion a chain of events even he is powerless to stop.

A collection of seventeen tales with a twist, by the author of the bestselling novels 'The Delta Chain,' and 'Disappear.'


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by M.W. Muse



BOOK DESCRIPTION
*Get the first FOUR books in the #1 Bestselling Teen Romance series for one incredibly low price start April 21, 2014! PLUS, a never before released bonus story as a special thank-you for all the readers who've expressed their love of this series! This limited time special includes the following:

Goddess Legacy: Legacy Kore believes she’s just an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school, Adin Shepard, until she learns her mother is a Greek Goddess and that Legacy is changing into one, too! When Adin asks Legacy out on a date, she is thrilled her fantasy is becoming a reality, regardless of the Greek Goddess nonsense, but when she meets a new guy in town, River, she discovers everything isn’t always as it seems, and the legacy she wants just might not be the legacy she is destined to have.

Goddess Secret: Legacy only thought she had this goddess thing under control. Well, as much as any other chick could have given the crazy circumstances. But when she learns the truth about her abilities, she is forced to keep a secret so powerful that she and the people closest to her could get hurt if it falls into the wrong hands.

Goddess Sacrifice: Legacy wouldn’t let a little thing like changing into a goddess distract her from the joys of her senior year in high school, hanging with her friends, or getting closer to Adin. She’s ready to take their relationship to the next level, regardless of any bonds they have with other people. But the prophecy is still there, lurking in the background. And while Legacy is wrapped up with living her life in the now, forces are at work solidifying her future.

Goddess Revenge: Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned… at least that’s the way Legacy sees it. Her dreams collide into a message she did not want to acknowledge, but the implication ignites within her hotter than the knowledge of the betrayal itself. The only thing to do to cure getting mad? Getting even. Legacy dives into a betrayal of her own making as she teaches her lesson. But can she deliver her punishment without loosing her true self in the process, or will the bitter feeling of keeping her enemy close backfire and propel her down a road she never dreamed she’d travel? One thing’s for certain—revenge doesn’t come without a price.

Goddess Dream (Bonus Special): Legacy’s sacrifice hasn’t gone unnoticed by others of her kind. Morpheus visits her, allowing her to relive a specific day with another outcome. It isn’t real, but the reunion is just as sweet.

AUTHOR BIO



Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader's Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she's not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.

REVIEWS
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! March 1, 2013
By Laura
Format:Kindle Edition
It's not often I will give up my sleep for reading, being the dedicated bookworm that I am I still love a good night's sleep more, but I could NOT put this book down. I absolutely, positively could not resist it. I was up until 2am finishing it. Love, LOVE, LOVED it!!!!

The character, relationship, and plot development are a nearly perfect balance of mystery and satisfying a bit of your curiosity at the same time to keep you entertained and wanting more. The romantic interests and developments there are so endearing and the "love triangle" is quite intriguing. The author does need just a little bit of work on tenses in the copy I read. Switching between first and third person, between the characters speaking in quotes and the author's narration outside of that, there were some minor grammar issues there I noticed. But, I loved the content of the story so much, I still had to rate it 5 stars!

My ONLY disappointment is that the second book isn't already out (*Edit*: I just found this author on FB and saw the second book was just released 7 hours ago - only a month after the first - SO exciting!!) I'm dying to read more about Legacy, Adin, and River and the newest development you get a hint of in the Epilogue. Mercifully, the author has plans to crank out the next books in the series every couple of months, which made me love her even more. Fantastic dedication to your readers who I know will love this story.

I can promise if you pick it up, you won't be disappointed. Don't miss out on this gem!

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

   
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and amazing story concept, February 27, 2013
This review is from: Goddess Legacy: Goddess Series Book 1 (Young Adult / New Adult Series) (Kindle Edition)
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review it. I was pleasantly surprised with the book. Once I began reading it I couldn't put it down. The story is an original concept. Having Greek gods and goddesses set in a modern setting is unique. I would recommend this book to just about everyone I know. It is a great book not only for young adults, but adults as well. The story moves at a good pace and you get just enough hints throughout the plot to keep you hooked.

It was a great book to curl up with on a cold day when all my housework was done and the kids were in bed. I was able to lose myself in the story and often found that I was up longer than I intended to be. If you want an entertaining book this would be the one
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