Friday, August 28, 2015

Upcoming Release! Twisted Sisters, The Orion Circle Book 2

I am thrilled to announce the cover reveal and release date for Twisted Sisters, the second book in The Orion Circle series.


The cover reveal on 9/21/15 will be hosted through Xpresso Book Tours.
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The official release date is 10/27/15. Just in time for Halloween!

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Logan gets the spotlight along with Kacie in Twisted Sisters.
Here's his new bio!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Favorite Things by Andy Lewter, Author of Supremacy

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to fellow Clean Reads author, Andy Lewter. We are celebrating the release of Supremacy, book 2 in A Valens Series with a list of some of her favorite things!

1.  Places you’d like to visit:
Bahamas, Greece, Europe

2.  Fictional places you’d like to visit:
Hogwarts and Diagon Alley

3.  Desserts:
Baked goods are my weakness

4. Favorite children’s books:
Cat in the Hat

5.  Movies you watch over and over:
Currently 13 Going on 30, but I always revert back to Marvel movies

6.  Netflix binge shows:
Once Upon A Time, Pretty Little Liars, Walking Dead

7.  What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Early evening and fall! So happy it’s around the corner

8.  If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
I’d LOVE to have a Harry Potter potluck with book related dishes and games.

9.  If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

10. What sound do you love?
Peace and quiet – having 2 kids 2 and under, peace and quiet is a treasure! 

The beautiful sound of peace and quiet is so underrated! There's nothing like a quiet morning where the only sounds are birds chirping or outside during a light rain. I find the sound of rain soothing. ~Kimber

A Valens Series Book 2

Andy Lewter

Fantasy Romance
Clean Reads
August 18, 2015

Through the body, strength and healing prevail.

After her experience during spring break, Abigail Everett battles to fill the role she inherited as the leader of Valens – people that possess unparalleled strength and dangerous mind powers.

Being forced to choose between what her heart wants and what is right, contending with captivating peer pressures, and nearing the brink of war, she must prove herself worthy. Not only to those who follow her legacy, but to herself.

Will she be able to stop this war before it begins?

Don't miss book 1, Gifted

Andy is a stay-home mom with three beautiful children. Between homework, playing, cooking, and cleaning, she writes on the side. Most of her inspiration comes from life experiences that have helped her grow. She also gets inspiration from the crazy vivid dreams that occur nightly, and from the amazing people that have touched her life.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Shattered Frost by Liz DeJesus

First Frost
The Frost Series Book # 1
By-Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 22nd, 2015
Published By - Indie Gypsy

Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.


Glass Frost
The Frost Series Book # 2
By- Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 22nd, 2015

When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire.


Shattered Frost
The Frost Series # 3
By- Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- August 15th, 2015

Bianca Frost and her BFF Ming Lee return to Everafter to attend the Winter Ball with their boyfriends, Terrance and Prince Ferdinand. They were looking forward to a short vacation, especially Bianca, who is being bullied at school. She is looking forward to the day when she can finally graduate from high school. But all is not cute hair and fancy shoes as a mysterious count sets his sights on Bianca at the ball. When Count Jonathan Bleu kidnaps Bianca and Ming, the pair must do everything in their power to escape his clutches. In this amazing adventure, Bianca and Ming find themselves traveling down a rabbit hole, where they have to survive the madness of Wonderland in order to make it back home to the men they love.

Bianca and Ming must travel to the Queen of Hearts’ labyrinth, find Bluebeard’s key and save Jack of Hearts before Bianca loses everything she holds dear.


Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I love the Frost series. All of the books are so much fun. The characters are entertaining, and the fantasy world created by Ms. DeJesus is fascinating. I enjoy the multiple fairy tales that appear in each story and was quite pleased when she tackled one of my favorite fictional places of all-- Wonderland.

Bianca and Ming are in for another adventure in Shattered Frost. Really, you'd think they'd be used to it by now. Go to Everafter and chaos ensues. Bianca seems to be a magnet for trouble and attracts the attention of a very evil man/ghost. This leads to kidnapping, a daring escape, and a crazy adventure through Wonderland.

The story is fast-paced and hard to put down-- one of those 'just one more chapter' books. I liked the scenes from Terrance's point of view. They added to the overall feel of the story, made it complete. The vivid descriptions of Wonderland were superb, drawing me into that magical place.

If you haven't started this series, pick up a copy of First Frost. This one should definitely be read in order for maximum enjoyment. If you love fairy tale retellings as much as I do, I think you'll love this series.

About the Author-
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico.  She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 2011) First Frost (Re-realeased through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Glass Frost (Re-released through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Shattered Frost (Indie Gypsy, Summer 2015) and Morgan (Indie Gypsy, July 2014). Her work has also appeared in Night Gypsy: Journey Into Darkness (Indie Gypsy, October 2012), Twice Upon a Time (Bearded Scribe Press, Winter 2015) and Someone Wicked (Smart Rhino Publications, Winter 2013).
Liz is currently working on a new novel and a comic book series titled Zombie Ever After (Emerald Star Comics, Fall 2014).

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Character Interview - The Viper and the Urchin by Celine Jeanjean

I'm happy to welcome author Celine Jeanjean to the blog today. She is sharing an interview with Longinus from her new release The Viper and the Urchin!

An Interview with Longinus

Thank you for doing this interview Longinus! It’s a pleasure to have you here.

Well of course it is. I’d love to reciprocate, but I don’t yet know whether your questions will be any good.

Oh, haha. No pressure!

*blank face*

O-kay, let’s get right to it then. You’re afraid of blood – isn’t that a bit unusual for an assassin?

I’m not in the habit of enquiring after my colleagues’ thoughts on blood. For all I know it’s a widespread sentiment in our line of work. And I don’t see why it wouldn’t be. After all, no assassin worthy of the name would lower himself to use crude weapons like swords or knives – or in fact any other method that would result in bloodshed. They are the marks of an amateur.

There are many methods available to the elegant assassin – strangulation is adequate, as is drowning I suppose – but poison is obviously the most refined and therefore the only one worth considering.

Isn’t poison a little limited though?

Oh how little you know – the varieties of poisons are endless! You see the mark of a great assassin isn’t just in the execution of difficult jobs, but also in the variety of methods used. Poison, in its infinite variations is therefore the superior weapon.

For example, say I needed to kill someone in their sleep. Why, I have a poison for every possible sleeping position. There’s Deafly Silence – an auricular poison – that is applied with a funnel in the ear. Then Smells Like Death is an olfactory poison that can be waved under the sleeper’s nose, and –

Yes, alright. Let’s not go through every poison there is. Tell me about Rory. You two have a bit of a tricky relationship.

*Longinus sighs*

That girl will be the death of me. I have never in all my years met someone as rude and annoying.  I am nothing if not a patient and generous soul –


A-hem! *Longinus glares*


As I was saying, I am nothing if not a patient and generous soul, but she tests even my limits. She is dirty, uneducated, crass, and worse she is grammatically incorrect. But I have to admit she has her uses, and an assassin such as myself should really have an assistant. So, I put up with her.

It’s for her good too. No doubt you’ll have noticed the effect my presence has had on her? She was a filthy street urchin when I first met her, and I’m sure you’d agree that she is now vastly improved. Almost respectable. It’s inevitable really: a man of my culture and elegance cannot help but elevate those around him.

Err, yes... I feel elevated as we speak.

You’re welcome.

Wait, why are you saying Rory’s your assistant? Isn’t she blackmailing you?

*stony face* No comment.

Okay, I guess I’ll move on. I understand you write?

Indeed I do! Mostly pamphlets detailing the exploits of the Viper – the name under which I work. I began writing them for purely practical reasons: to spread the word of my kills and build up my reputation. But, as with everything I do, I infuse them with such poetry that they are truly delightful little literary gems.

I wanted to ask –

Have you noted the expression ‘literary gems’? I don’t want to be misquoted now. Literary gem is the best way to describe my writing.

Yes, yes – I have it written just there.


I wanted to ask you about your fear of blood again. What caused that? Was it a trauma of some kind? Some difficult experience…

*Longinus looks troubled*

I don’t mean to pry, but if you could –

I have to go. I’m afraid I have a pressing appointment. *Longinus stands*

But I’m not finished!

Terrible shame, I’m sure, but I must dash. Especially if you’re resorting to this sensationalist nonsense. You could have questioned me about my poetry, you could have dug further into my skill with poison, or even asked me about my views on philosophy – and they are extensive – but no, you had to go there.

Well, I don’t know what I was expecting from someone so common. I’d ask you not to contact me again – I shan’t be giving any more interviews. Goodbye.

*Longinus leaves*

The Viper and the Urchin
by Celine Jeanjean
Release Date: July 27th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Being Damsport's most elegant assassin is hard work. There's tailoring to consider, devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain... But most importantly, Longinus has to keep his fear of blood hidden or his reputation will be ruined. So, when a scrawny urchin girl threatens to expose his phobia unless he teaches her swordsmanship, he has no choice but to comply.

It doesn't take long for Rory to realise that her new trainer has more eccentricities than she has fleas. But she'll put up with anything, no matter how frustrating, to become a swordswoman like her childhood hero.

What she's not prepared for is a copycat assassin who seeks to replace Longinus, and who hires Rory's old partner in crime to do away with her, as well. Rory and Longinus must set their differences aside and try to work together if they're to stop the copycat. But darker forces than they realise are at play, and with time running out, the unlikely duo find themselves the last line of defence against a powerful enemy who seeks to bring Damsport to its knees.

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About the Author 

Celine Jeanjean is French, grew up in the UK and now lives in Hong Kong. That makes her a tad confused about where she is from. During her time in Asia she’s watched the sun rise over Angkor Wat, lost her shoes in Vietnam, and fallen off a bamboo raft in China. Celine writes stories that feature quirky characters and misfits, and her books are a mixture of steampunk, fantasy and humour.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch - Excerpt & Giveaway

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Audience:  Young Adult, Genre:  Fantasy Romance, Format: Ebook

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Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing, Cover by: Nicola Ormerod, Editor: Catherine Stovall,
Pages: 151, ASIN:  B011MJHW4Y, Date Published: 15/07/15
Never trust a pretty face. My grandma taught me that. She warned me about the Fair Folk but I never believed her...until I was kidnapped by one. And damn, he is pretty.
But Fin was sent to bring me to his King, and if I want to survive
the Otherworld, I have no choice but to trust him - for now.
Oh, and did I mention my sexy best friend is hunting me? I should've listened to Gran.

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Looking at the faery boy in front of me, with his exquisite features and striking eyes, I thought that Grandma had been right. I was realising she had been right about a lot of things. I wished I’d listened to her better, wished I’d believed her when she warned me about the Fair Folk.   
   Staring into those inhumanly bright eyes, seeing the glitter of something cruel beneath that prettiness, I whimpered. I didn’t mean to, and the second I did, I wished I hadn’t. I couldn’t show fear there, or the beautiful monsters would tear me apart like well-disguised lions.


about the author

H.G. Lynch is a Scottish Paranormal Romance author, avid reader, and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat, Sooki, off her laptop. She believes that chocolate cake can save the world, and is highly caffeine-addicted. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.
Her books are dark fantasy romances, usually with a bad boy and a bad girl. Sometimes with zombies, sometimes vampires, sometimes other things.

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