Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Guest Post by Paxton Summers: Why are you so afraid of science fiction romance? #SFR #guestpost #newrelease

Why are you so afraid of science fiction romance?

Okay, I get it, it’s not your thing. But hey, have you read or watched the Hunger Games? Have you read or watched the movie, I Am Number Four? How about Jurassic Park? The Abyss?

Yes? Then you’ve experienced a form of science fiction romance, or science fiction with romance elements.

But wait, none of those take place in space or on a ship, that’s not science fiction.

Oh, but it is.

I understand what you’re saying, but did you know that while many science fiction novels or novellas do take place in space, many others don’t. Even better, you might find a few that cross genres into paranormal, historical, military, and even contemporary and suspense. The nuts and bolts technology is there, just as the flaming clothing and flying crafts, and various other technologies are employed in the Hunger Games (a dystopian young adult romance), to keep the competitors in the arena. Wait, you liked that book? Then I’ve got a series or two for you.

I’ve been talking about misconceptions in science fiction romance all week. The number one misconception is that you have to have a thorough understanding of science to love them. This is not true. Though science is incorporated in many science fiction romance novels, often it flawlessly flows and more often than not, crosses genres, and you don’t need a textbook to grasp the story. Actually, you just have to have an open mind.

Here’s a little secret about science fiction romance you may not have thought about. Science was once fantasy, and many novels written in the genre have a touch of it—sometimes more than that.

Yes, most science was once fantasy. It’s true. Think about it. Two hundred years ago you would have been tried as a witch and burned at the stake for suggesting a person could use a cell phone, or watch plays on the big screen and television. What was once magic to one people, became hard fact, once the myth became proved science. Let’s get a little more modern shall we, and bend some electromagnetic waves to make something or someone invisible to the naked eye. Get out! You can’t do that. Oh yes you can. It’s true. By bending EM waves, you can make a person or object invisible. Science! Booyah. The invisible girl has become a reality. Got to love that.

So, step into my parlor said the spider to the fly. My mission is to hook you on an often misjudged and much too neglected genre, which has more to offer than you can possibly imagine. My challenge, if you chose to accept it, is to pick up the first book in my NA Dystopian series, written as Paxton Summers, called Clone, the Book of Eva. While not a romance, it has romantic elements and it’s a good start if you’re looking to sink your teeth into this genre, but don’t want to jump into the deep end of the pool. 

Clone the Book of Eva is available here:  


 You might discover how friendly and fun this genre is. And don’t be surprised to find that something you’ve been afraid to try, really wasn’t what you thought it was.

Go ahead, pick one up. I dare you.

 ~Paxton Summers



When a world leader’s daughter meets a clone, a doomed love affair begins.

 In the year 2087, a great war erupts on the planet and a struggle to survive begins. One hundred-fifty years later, the continent of America is divided into two factions, Aeropia and The United Regions. There is a shortage of food and an abundance of illness, leaving most to live on the scraps of the wealthy, who wallow in excess.

This is the world Olivia Braun inherits. Sick from birth, she wakes up from surgery with a new heart, only to discover she is the youngest president of Aeropia, an empire that has created and used clones to maintain its position of supremacy since the war. However, Olivia’s rise to power is no accident. Before her transplant, she conspired with a clone to free those enslaved, but the outcome is not what she expected.

Now, enemies hide among the population, and even friends can no longer be trusted. Olivia must make a choice that will decide the fate of an empire. Before her tale of corruption, forbidden love and war ends, the mighty will be brought to their knees.

By a clone.


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About the Author

Paxton Summers loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers. http://www.paxtonsummers.com




Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Release: Moonlight & Midnight by Mace Romy




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Tonight, all bets are off.

As a seer, Celeste lives a life of constriction, forbidden to leave Solara, forbidden to ride the waves of time, forbidden to venture to other worlds. And most of all, forbidden to love a time traveler.

But one night a year, there’s a way around the restrictions. Tonight, during the revelry of the Saham festival, she’ll find Paladin, the time traveler whose body calls to hers—and together, they’ll discover the magic that can be had in moonlight at midnight. 

Get this brand new short from hot new writer Mace Romy!








Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Book Tour: The Woman Behind the Waterfall by Leonora Meriel #literaryfiction #magicalrealism

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Heartbreak and transformation in the beauty of a Ukrainian village.

For seven-year old Angela, happiness is exploring the lush countryside around her home in western Ukraine. Her wild imagination takes her into birds and flowers, and into the waters of the river.

All that changes when, one morning, she sees her mother crying. As she tries to find out why, she is drawn on an extraordinary journey into the secrets of her family, and her mother's fateful choices.

Can Angela lead her mother back to happiness before her innocence is destroyed by the shadows of a dark past?

Beautiful, poetic and richly sensory, this is a tale that will haunt and lift its readers.


  
  Reviews for The Woman Behind the Waterfall 

 “Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world” ~~ Kirkus Reviews

 “The language is lyrical and poetic and, in places, begs to be read repeatedly for the sheer joy of it… A literary work of art.” ~~ Fiona Adams, The Richmond Magazine

 “Rich and poetic in detail, it is an often dreamy, oneiric narrative rooted in an exaltation of nature… A lovely novel.” ~~ IndieReader  


  About the Author 

 Leonora Meriel grew up in London and studied literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and Queen’s University in Canada. She worked at the United Nations in New York, and then for a multinational law firm.

In 2003 she moved from New York to Kyiv, where she founded and managed Ukraine’s largest Internet company. She studied at Kyiv Mohyla Business School and earned an MBA, which included a study trip around China and Taiwan, and climbing to the top of Hoverla, Ukraine’s highest peak and part of the Carpathian Mountains. She also served as President of the International Women’s Club of Kyiv, a major local charity.

During her years in Ukraine, she learned to speak Ukrainian and Russian, witnessed two revolutions and got to know an extraordinary country at a key period of its development.

In 2008, she decided to return to her dream of being a writer, and to dedicate her career to literature. In 2011, she completed The Woman Behind the Waterfall, set in a village in western Ukraine. While her first novel was with a London agent, Leonora completed her second novel The Unity Game, set in New York City and on a distant planet.

Leonora currently lives in Barcelona and London and has two children. She is working on her third novel.
 

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Release! Elementals: A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy Collection

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 Elemental magic has never been so terrifying. 

What do you get when 14 kick-ass urban fantasy Elementals are set to face a horde of bad-ass villains with enough magic to end life as they know it?

14 spell-binding, earth-shattering, electrifying tales of magical mayhem and destructive power from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors.

Each one of the brand new, exclusive stories in this anthology transforms the elements into something magical…and more than a little frightening.

This explosive anthology is on fire!  

Only 99 cents or FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cover Reveal: Of Water and Blood by Pauline Creeden

Can one girl really change the world?

Clover has always been a plain farm girl. But when her uncle has a horrible tractor accident, she discovers just how extraordinary she is.

She thought magic only existed in fairy tales, and that vampires and werewolves were stuff for the movies. She’s wrong. Now Clover is thrust into a world where she must trust people she’s never met before, run from those who hunt her, and choose to start a war or end one.

What a way to celebrate her 18th birthday...

 

Pre-order for only $.99 on Amazon / iBooks / Nook / Google Play / Kobo



Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Indie Bookfest 2017!

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Over eighty fabulous authors, panels and workshops for both authors and readers . . . two amazing parties and a huge signing . . . where in the world can you find all of this awesomeness in one event?

Indie BookFest, of course!

This premier author-reader event, in its fifth year in central Florida, takes place September 28th through October 1 st at the Westin Lake Mary.

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Indie BookFest is the only non-organization- affiliated author event to offer a dedicated Industry Day, with representatives from a variety of service companies presenting workshops, participating in panels and meeting with authors. This year, industry reps include those from Written Word Media, Draft2Digital, Robin Reads, Bublish and more.

But IBF isn’t simply an author education conference. We also offer an entire evening and day of Reader Appreciation panels and presentations—PLUS FanFare, an evening where the authors entertain the readers.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a three-hour signing that is free and open to the public, on Saturday from three to six.

Tickets to Indie BookFest 2017 are available now. There are several options for readers and for attending authors:

--INDUSTRY DAY Ticket: This option provides admittance to and participation in all the panels and workshops offered on Friday, September 29 th . Topics will apply to both new and established authors, as well as to others in the publishing field. This ticket allows attending authors and those interested in exploring the possibility of authorhood to participate in the entire weekend; it also includes FanFare, Reader Appreciation Day participation, the signing and Saturday night party. Thursday night’s Dinner with the Authors is not included.

--VIP TICKET: This option provides admittance to and participation in all aspects of Indie BookFest, including access to the entire weekend EXCEPT the Thursday night dinner (available at an additional charge), including the Green Room, all panels, workshops, parties and signings. VIP ticket holders also receive a special VIP swag bag.

--GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET: This option includes access to FanFare on Friday night, reader workshops and panels on Saturday, the three-hour signing on Saturday, and the Saturday night party, as well as access to the Swag Tables.

--YOUNG AUTHOR EVENT: The Young Author session will take place Saturday, September 30, from 9:30-11 AM. Attendees must be under 18 to attend. A panel of authors will lead the workshop, which will explore all nuances of writing and publishing a book. Very Important: This is an add-on ticket to the main event. You must purchase either a general admission/VIP or Industry Day ticket to add this event.

-- THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS: Join authors from Indie BookFest 2017 as we kick off the event with a lovely buffet meal in a beautiful setting.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website and Eventbrite page.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Revenge Fires Back by JR Thompson

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He tries to control his anger,but it gets the best of him.
He makes poor decisions,and quickly discovers
REVENGE FIRES BACK

Brady Clark's family chooses horrible timing for their first camping trip - a night when a fierce storm leaves them stranded in the woods. Circumstances that leave him running around in the forest wearing, well, let's just say less than appropriate attire cause him to unleash his anger by physically assaulting his father. Not yet ready to face the discipline he has coming, Brady makes false allegations against both of his parents.

That one foolish move throws the Clarks into a world they know very little about. A world that could possibly prevent them from ever dwelling together again as a family unit. Can God use these trials to wake this family up to His purpose?

Christian novelist JR Thompson, and his wife Hannah, are residents of Montana. He writes fiction and maintains a blog on his website. None of Thompson's writings contain any foul language.

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