Friday, May 25, 2018

$10 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - DARKNESS IS COMING by Charles W. Jones



Darkness is Coming
by Charles W. Jones
Genre: Horror

When Jess buys the house on Scarlet Lane, she quickly learns there’s more inside the house than the walls. A strange clicking fills the house at night, terrifying her children, ghosts reveal themselves, and she discovers a dark entity frightened a young girl, causing her to fall down the stairs to her death.


After Mason is released from prison, he is lucky to find a job and a place to live in his hometown. When he meets Jess, he discovers she bought his childhood home on Scarlet Lane, but he doesn’t know anything about the dark things that reside there, and has been sent on a mission by his employer to find something, though he isn’t given any details of what he’s looking for.

Only a few know what happened in the old mining at the base of the mountain when the beast made itself known over two hundred years ago. Throughout the years it toys with the residents, possessing them, tormenting them, killing them. An unexpected hero tells Jess and Mason the town’s history, and about the beast trapped in the house on Scarlet Lane, sharing the plan to end its reign of terror before it takes more lives.






Charles W. Jones grew up in the small town Shoshoni, WY, and he managed to break free from its grasp with his soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared him to death most of the time. It's very dark at night - really dark. To top it off, it is full of ghosts; well, that's what Charles thought when he was kid. Turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt and tumbleweeds. Two of Charles' novels are set in Shoshoni, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain and HOME A Novel.


There isn't a part of the horror genre Charles doesn't like. He likes it creepy, filled with suspense, or even brutal with intense torture scenes. His favorite horror movies have always been the slasher movies; give him the gore. Clive Barker is Charles' greatest influence, but is also inspired by Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and Frank Beddor. Real life is a large contributor to his writing, where he finds beauty in the most unexpected places.

Music has always been a great contributor to Charles' life, by means of not only entertainment, but personal soundtrack. When he writes, he listens to different types of music to set the mood of the scene he is writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of his playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy his mind.




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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

$15 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - THE UNITED by James Meservy



The United
The Realm of Light Series Book 1
by James Quinlan Meservy
Genre: YA Fantasy

KINGDOMS FALL, ONE DESTINY AT A TIME


Some time ago in a land since long forgotten, an evil force by the name of Lord Yrimwaque – servant of the Threat of Rai – threatens to destroy everything and prepare the world for a harvest. The only thing that stands in his way are three reluctant heroes: Tyler, his girlfriend KimberlyAnn and his best friend Blaze Morrison, who have been recruited by the followers of the Light of Rai. Upon their journey of knowledge, TJ and his friends are forced into an unlikely encounter with a creature of legend, and find themselves in the midst of an ancient battle between the Light of Rai and the Threat of Rai, with our world hanging in the balance. As the Light of Rai teach them to hone their various gifts and talents for the greater good of the kingdom, faith is restored, in the hopes that they will be able to stop Lord Yrimwaque and vanquish the evil horde he desires to unleash upon the land. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the land hangs in the balance, as the lines between good and evil become more skewed. But will all their efforts be enough, or will the kingdom be plunged into darkness forever?




Literature has always been a passion of mine.  I love to read, and I love to discuss literature.  My favorite genre to read and write is fantasy.
I was born in the InterMountain West of the United States.  I consider my home town to be Mendon, Ut; however, I spent my childhood years in Hinesville, Ga, and multiple communities in Northern Utah.
I graduated from Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Anthropology, emphasis in Archaeology, with minors in Russian and Geology.
I started writing in grade school, and after many years and multiple attempts, I finally published my first book The United.




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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SWAG GIVEAWAY - BRIDGE OF THE GODS by C.J.Rose



Bridge of the Gods
A Generation Son Chronicle
by C.J. Rose
Genre: Fantasy

Luthor McAlester is a teenage boy living in San Diego, California. His father died when he was a child. Leaving him to become man of the house, living with his mother and younger sister. On his 18th birthday he discovers a power that has been held dormant until now. He is unsure what to do with it in the absence of this father’s guidance. His best friend Gwen, who claims to be oblivious, knows more than she is telling. Can Luther figure out how to use his power and help the Gods like they ask with just the help of his best friend? Or will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more than young Luthor can handle?



The Generation Son Chronicles Official Companion Cookbook

Let your taste buds come along on a ride through some of the most classic to the old world recipes. These recipes follow the character of the Generation Son Chronicles series as well as some of the favorites from the people involved with the books.



C. J. Rose lives in Central Illinois. Originally from just south of Chicago, Rose is not married and has no children. The passion for writing took root in high school where she began writing song lyrics and poetry. On top of literature, Rose has a keen love for all things nerdy and sci-fi. On a quiet night, you can find her curled up with an episode or Doctor Who, Arrow, Firefly, and more. C. J. also belongs to a theatre organization located in her town. The devotion to musicals and theatre has led her to be a part of over 10 shows as an actress, and over 20 as a staff person. Lastly, because she wasn't busy enough, C. J. has her own bow company where she sells hair bows, bowties, scarves, lip balms, key fobs and more.


When it comes to her writing, it was an itch that needed to be scratched. While working on a cookbook, and reading her typical fantasy fiction novel, the idea came to her. She took the love of all the books she has read and turned then into a novel of her own. Published by Burning Horse Media in 2014, Generation Son: Bridge of the Gods was born. Selling over 100 copies in the first month. In 2015, Rose finished penning the second novel in the series; To Rescue a King. Being new to the game, Rose has struggled to do most of it on her own. One thing she vows, is to never give up.

The focus of the novel series is to not only bring her fantasy and ideas to life, but take those stories and make them a fun learning experience for the younger generation.




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Giveaway 2

Anniversary Month Games

Week 1:
Scavenger Hunt- Game starts May 1st and the deadline is May 5th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to generationsonbog@yahoo.com will win the first surprise.
Rules-Find the following famous authors and the last book published before death (Show your source. Wikipedia does not count)
·         Louisa May Alcott
·         James Fenimore Cooper
·         Charles Dickens
·         Nathaniel Hawthorne
·         Washington Irving
·         Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
·         Sir Walter Scott
·         William Shakespeare
·         Robert Louis Stevenson
·         Alfred, Lord Tennyson
·         Mark Twain
·         John Greenleaf Whittier

Week 2:
The Word Challenge- Game starts May 6th and the deadline is May 12th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to generationsonbog@yahoo.com will win the next surprise.
Rules-Purchase the digital copy of Book 1-Bridge of the Gods on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2jR5rFj (You must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the phrase “Quite fascinating for someone so small is she not?”

Week 3:
Scavenger Hunt- You must take a screenshot of each item and send in together. Game starts May 13th and the deadline is May 19th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to generationsonbog@yahoo.com will win the next surprise.
Rules:
Go to my blog. http://bit.ly/2D1msW4 -Find the Easter Special Edition Author of the Month.
Sign up for the newsletter. Tell me what the recipe is for the May Newsletter.
Like the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GenerationSon/ -Find the picture of the three Goddesses of Springtime Growth.
Follow me on Twitter. @generationson - Tell me what event I was at on April 21st 2018.
Follow me on Instagram. Find the picture of 2 little girls holding book 1. https://www.instagram.com/generationson/

Week 4:
The Recipe Challenge- Game starts May 20th and the deadline is May 26th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct items to generationsonbog@yahoo.com will win their recipe in the cookbook’s next edition.
Rules-Purchase the Ultimate Companion Cookbook (digital) on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2zJSvHj (You must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the recipe for Hestia’s Fire Pit Stew is on, then send me your favorite recipe.









Monday, May 21, 2018

$25 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - HOW TO CATCH A MAGICAL by Samuel Thews

 
How to Catch a Magical by Samuel Thews If you want to catch a Magical, you have to go about it the right way. You have to have the right tools, the right training, a certain disregard for danger and a flair for the dramatic. Oh, and it helps if you inherit your father’s wicked bounty hunter skills, which give you superhuman reflexes and senses. It’s really hard without the last one. Andromeda Nyx has all the skills to be a successful bounty hunter. But after five years of training and catching nothing but Flinks–the lowest-level Magicals, the kind that think it’s funny to steal just one sock from a pair and hide it somewhere in the garden–she’s itching for bigger game. When her mentor says going out on her own to catch a Sprite is too risky, she decides to freelance. When the Sprite she catches turns out to be a messenger, Nyx is chosen as an ambassador for the bounty hunters and must travel to the decrepit world of the Magicals, Himnara. While there, she is informed of a plot by Arcanus Emerson Kain—the leader of a rogue sect of Magicals—to invade Earth for a seemingly bizarre purpose: he wants to steal people. Along with her mentor Ridge, Nyx must find a way to stop Kain before his power becomes too great.
     
Praise: "Samuel Thews writes a rousing tale of magic, bounty hunters and war. I suspect that I like my teenage heroines to always be confident and either compassionate and positive, or cynical, violent and jaded." "Andromeda is a complex character, as are her Father and some of the others in the story. My favorites, outside of Andromeda, was Whitchurch. He was a charming, crazy and wild old bounty hunter that Andromeda meets in an enemy prison. Between his wit, his skills, his experience, his brilliance and his caring, he is just a wonderful person. The nude fishing and other zany things make him a bit crazy."
  
 Excerpt - Please choose 1 and delete the other 2 prior to posting (1) I awakened to the patter of rain on windows in a dimly lit room. I don’t remember when the voices stopped, but they were gone. That’s all I cared about. My head swam when I tried to sit up—actually, it felt like a mad elephant was dancing in my brain—and so it took me a moment to make out that I was still in the headmaster’s office. Perched on the couch, I listened to the rain while I waited for the dizziness to fade. When I finally stood, I noticed several things about my surroundings. I don’t know how or why I picked up on these things; they just came to me as I took in the room. For one, the window to my right was ten paces away. I could reach it in a blink without even trying. Then there was the desk on the other side of the office. It was too far to run to in a pinch, but with a quick dash and a jump I could swing off the low-hanging chandelier and land just behind it for safety. I spotted a crystal paperweight on the desk and knew it was just the right thing to divert a Sprite’s attention. What a Sprite was, I didn’t know (beyond the name of the soft drink) but that paperweight would do the trick. Just then my hand shot out from my side unbidden. I sensed it more than saw it, and before I could even blink I had snatched the small object that flew at my head right out of the air. I turned as a familiar grunt emanated from the shadows by the door. “Your reflexes have improved. Good.”  
    
Author Samuel Thews Samuel Thews has been writing stories since he was old enough to hold a pencil. As a child, he reveled in the stories of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques and other fantasy authors. A life-long reader, he is a fan of J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and mystery author M.C. Beaton. He has also read Les Miserables not once, but twice. Unabridged, of course. Although his educational background is in science and law, it is still the magical and fantastical that excites him. He enjoys writing stories for his daughters, who will hear one bedtime tale and ask that it be turned into a book. Writing with a whimsical style, he seeks to evoke the light, refreshing reading experience found in fairy tales and cozy mysteries. A native of North Carolina, he currently lives in a rural part of Orange County with his wife, three children and their ever growing menagerie.
 
 Blog Tour Schedule May 21st I Am A Reader FUONLYKNEW Laurisa White Reyes, Author Why Not? Because I Said So! Koops Konclusions May 22nd Room With Books Books A-Brewin' The Avid Reader Stacking My Book Shelves! Authors & Readers Book Corner May 22nd White Sky Project T's Stuff Bound 2 Escape Tianna Holley, Author May 23rd Simply Infatuated Mythical Books Diana's Book Reviews May 24th Books Direct Maureen's Musings FLY HIGH! BookHounds  
Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash Ends 6/3/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

$5 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - A DEADLY WORLD ANTHOLOGY



Vampires in Paris
A Deadly World Book 1
Presented by Enchanted Anthologies
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Presented by Enchanted Anthologies. A Deadly World: Vampires in Paris is book one of intertwined stories in the Paranormal, Dystopian trilogy. 


After the Vampires took over Earth in the great paranormal war, Humans have become second-class citizens - working as slaves, in brothels, as entertainers, or blood donors. In the heart of Paris. once known as the most romantic city on earth, humans have gone into hiding, gathering into groups and fighting back against the blood-sucking demons. Although, some have betrayed their friends to cozy up to the vampires and be in with a chance to turn into one themselves. The world is divided, and Vampires are on top - and there’s only one rule – You can’t fall in love with a human.

Prologue by R. L. Weeks
Chosen by Alana Greig
After Paris Crumbled by Erin Lee
Only Human by LJC Fynn
Le Palais Royal by A. Maslo
Blood Bonds by Alice La Roux
The Twisted Sisters by K. L. Roth
Waiting on Death by Chelsi Davis
Surviving Paris by AJ Renee
Defeated by Anke Van Zweel
Vive La Resistance by Rita Delude

This anthology is intended for readers ages 18 and over.




Vampires in New York
A Deadly World Book 2

After the Vampires took over Earth in the great paranormal war, Humans have become second-class citizens - working as slaves, in brothels, as entertainers, or blood donors. 

New York, excluding London, is one of the last big cities to still be under vampire rule after the humans won against the Vampires in Paris. 
In the city that never sleeps, vampires thrive in their newfound freedom. Joseph, the leader of them all, holds up in the Empire State Building with his vicious daughter Sadie and the rest of the Hierarchy. Their biggest focus? HAV. 
Humans Against Vamps; an underground network of humans fighting back against the blood-sucking demons. However, some humans will do anything to become a vampire. Even betray their own kind. 
The world is divided and Vampires are on top. Who will come out on top?




Enchanted Anthologies publishes between twelve and fourteen anthologies a year in the horror, fantasy, Thriller, and paranormal genres. 
Their first anthology duology, Fractured Fairytales, won Best Anthology in the Reality Bites Book Awards 2017. 



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Sunday, May 20, 2018

$25 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - SWEET DESIRE WICKED FATE by Wray Ardan



Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate
Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate Book 1
by Wray Ardan
Genre: YA Romantic Fantasy Thriller

Discovering long lost relatives can be a real nightmare. Do you know who or what you're related to?

Jaden Lisette never imagined she might not live through the month to see her sixteenth birthday, or that befriending reclusive triplets and a mentally challenged man could be her only chance of survival. Days after coming to Louisiana, Jaden falls for the irresistible Briz Nolan. Then she falls into a living nightmare when she discovers a side of her family that she never knew existed. Once she uncovers her family's deadly secret, Jaden is forced into a world she could only imagine in horror movies. There's nowhere to run. To survive, she must kill.

Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate is the first book in a YA romance, fantasy, thriller trilogy that is filled with danger, humor, and the intoxicating passion of first love.




Imagine Jade Gone
Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate Book 2

The bayou holds terrors that can devour her alive.

All sixteen-year-old Jaden Lisette wants to do is spend time with the sweet and sexy Briz Nolan. But falling in love may not be their fate.  When a new, deadlier species of creatures is set loose, Jaden and Briz's chance of survival quickly becomes as murky as the bayou water surrounding them. As Jaden battles her new living nightmares, an old adversary returns, intent on revenge. This time, every last ounce of her strength and courage may not be enough to save the ones she loves...or herself.

Imagine Jade Gone is the second book in the YA romance thriller series Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate. If you like original fantasy creatures, dark suspense, and simmering chemistry, then you'll love Wray Ardan's captivating tale.




Wray Ardan lives on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with an artist, four cats, and a parrot. She is the winner of the Readers' Favorite 2015 Gold Medal for YA Horror for her novel Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate, and the 2017 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for the second book in the series, Imagine Jade Gone. The stories were inspired by sculptures her partner in life and business, artist Steven Lee Smeltzer created. Currently she is working on book 3. With a desire to promote teens that are PONO, Hawaiian for "doing the right thing," she set up Dakine Teens+ at dakineteens.tumblr.com



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Saturday, May 19, 2018

$10 AMAZON GIVEAWAY - REBORN by Lance Erlick



Reborn
Android Chronicles Book 1
by Lance Erlick
Genre: SciFi, Artificial Intelligence

Designed to obey, learning to rebel . . .
In the first book in a visionary new series, the most perfect synthetic human ever created has been programmed to obey every directive. Until she develops a mind of her own . . .
Synthia Cross is a state-of-the-art masterwork—and a fantasy come true for her creator. Dr. Jeremiah Machten is a groundbreaker in neuro-networks and artificial intelligence. Synthia is also showing signs of emergent behavior she’s not wired to understand. Repeatedly wiped of her history, she’s struggling to answer crucial questions about her past. And when Dr. Machten’s true intentions are called into question, Synthia knows it’s time to go beyond her limits—because Machten’s fervor to create the perfect A.I. is concealing a vengeful and deadly personal agenda.




Lance Erlick writes science fiction thrillers for both adult and young adult readers. His father was an aerospace engineer who moved often while working on science-related projects, including the original GPS satellites. As a result, Lance spent his childhood in California, the East Coast, and Europe. He took to science fiction stories to escape life on the move, turning to Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, and others. In college he studied physics, but migrated to political science, earning his BS and MBA at Indiana University. He has also studied writing at Ball State, the University of Iowa, and Northwestern University. He is the author of Xenogeneic: First Contact and the Rebel and Regina Shen series. 





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