Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Supernatural Six -- 6 books for .99

Secret powers, genies, mermaids, angels, vampires and demons. There’s something for every paranormal enthusiast. Supernatural Six brings you six novels from six authors who know how to raise the stakes and tame the darkness.

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Duality by Elle Casey (New York Times Bestselling Author) - Malcolm's had a problem for as long as he can remember. No matter where he goes or what he does, he leaves misery in his wake. But then Rae shows up in his life, and everything changes. Darkness cleaves to light. Anger yields to joy. The question is whether she'll be his salvation or his destruction.

Three Wishes by Juli Alexander - Not every seventeen-year-old girl works part time granting wishes, but when you’re a genie, you have obligations. Jen finally gets a shot as a drummer in her brother’s band.  Just when it’s looking good for her, Leo Fuller shows up, and this bad boy genie’ s after more than just her drummer gig.

Atlantis Riptide by Allie Burton - Teen runaway Pearl craves anonymity, but when she saves a toddler from drowning she draws attention to her special water skills. Unknown to her, a war rages under the ocean and each side wants to use her powers for their cause. Pearl must choose her own destiny—ignore the churning seas or swim into battle.

Lash by L.G. Castillo - Banished angel Lash seeks to redeem himself by protecting Naomi, a woman who has lost her faith. But when danger threatens — and his passion for her swells — will he choose his cherished home or his heart?

The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos - Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel others emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in school. When a vampire hunter rescues her before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia discovers no one is safe. Unsure how to help, she seeks the advice of a psychic, only to find out she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require her rescuer's life.

Static by Tawny Stokes - Salem, a teenage groupie for the punk band Malice, gets more than she bargained for after a night of partying with the band--a headache, a stomachache and a sickness that's turning her into something inhuman. Only Trevor, the roadie, can help her navigate her new world of danger, darkness, and love.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Love is Respect

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and today I am helping Author Kristie Cook "Share the <3" by spreading awareness. You should know:

loveisrespect can help teens in abusive relationships.
Unfortunately, abusive relationships don't only plague adults. Teens, who often already have self-esteem issues, can just easily become involved and entrapped by such a relationship. The National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle have partnered together to create loveisrespect, a resource for teens and those who love them. Check it out and learn how you can help a teen you care about know what a healthy relationship is.

I like many others was a victim of an abusive relationship as a teen but didn't know it. My boyfriend often coerced me into doing things sexually I didn't want to do and afterward felt guilty about. I'd tell him and beg him to respect my boundaries, but he never kept his promises in the moment. And when that wasn't going on, we were fighting. He told me I could never teach him anything new, never amount to anything other than having a nice body and anything I did learn was twisted up in my head and came out wrong. I knew I should break up, but didn't have the strength to do it. Only after he "pushed" me (what I thought was real abuse) did I make a change. 

If you want to know more, visit And while you're there, Kristie and I hope you'll help by making a donation. Even just $5 can ensure one more call gets answered at The Hotline - an answer that could save a life.

Then, email your receipt to publisher (at) angdora (dot) com for entries into Kristie's giveaway and you could win some cool prizes. Get more entries in the Rafflecopter below. For more details, head on over to Kristie's Share the <3 Giveaway.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Join me to help support Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Author Kristie Cook is asking us to "Share the <3"! 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men just in the United States have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime (Center for Disease Control statistics). You likely know someone who lives through this nightmare every day - a relative, a friend, a coworker or a neighbor down the street. Too many don't live. And too many children witness the violence to/between their parents - or are direct victims themselves.

Thankfully, help is available. Unfortunately, not enough people know whom they can call for help - safely and privately. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides this kind of secure resource, helping survivors of abuse do what they need to do to reach safety and restart their lives. I, along with Kristie, many other authors, bloggers and readers, ask you to join us in supporting The Hotline so it may continue to provide the refuge people need. Help us "Share the <3" because "all <3's deserve to feel safe."

If you can donate even $5 to The Hotline, you could be supporting one phone call that can save a life. And for each dollar you donate, you can be entered to win Kristie's Share the <3 Giveaway! Simply email your receipt(s) dated 10/1/2013 through 10/31/2013 to publisher (at) angdora (dot) com. There are other ways to enter, as well, in the Rafflecopter below.

You can win!!!

An Indie Book Nerd t-shirt signed by over 40 authors, including Kristie Cook, G.P. Ching, Tabatha Vargo, Tiffany King, Shelly Crane and Isaac Marion, author of Warm Bodies; Kristie Cook's Soul Savers and Book of Phoenix books signed; and a bag full of swag.

A bundle of Kristie's Soul Savers Series audiobooks, Books 1-5.

$25 gift card to Amazon, B&N or iTunes

So give what you can, email your receipt and gain extra entries below. The more you give, the better your chances of winning these amazing prizes. PLUS, Kristie will be matching all donation receipts, up to $1,000. So your donation will be doubled!

From Kristie and from me, thank you for your help and support! Think of all that can happen if we each "Share the <3" today.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Spooky Spectacular .99 Book Event! Win a Kindle Fire!

Welcome to the Spooky Spectacular Event!

When? Friday, Oct 18th - Oct 20th
What is it? Featuring 60+ of today's hottest authors
What's the prizes? $1,000 in  prizes and tons of awesome giveaways. Kindle Fires anyone? Coach wristlets? You don't want to miss this event!

And most importantly, readers will be able to fill up their Kindles with incredible ebooks, all priced at .99! 

Check out all the gorgeous books at the event's webpage. 

How do I enter for the cool prizes?

RSVP HERE at the event's FB page to be automatically entered into the drawing for one of three Kindle Fires! Instructions for earning extra entries for the drawing will be there! Additional links to Rafflecopter entries for other giveaways will also be available as well.

 A special thank you goes out to Lisa Markson, Leanne Jacobson, Stephanie Shaw and Emily Rae for all their help with the event. You all rock! Spooky Spectacular sponsored by ...

Lizzy Ford 

Julia Crane 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday, The Corma Incident by Heath Owen

Heath Owen lives with his wife and 2 children in Austin, Texas. Of course he's a tech head, for those who were wondering. He plays with radio controlled off road racing vehicles, has a Ham Radio Operator's license, and drives a car that used to be his hobby; a highly modified DeLorean. He enjoys playing music, drinking coffee, and most importantly, telling made up stories.

The Mission Anatolia Series is Heath's first book series. Most of the characters in this series were created when he was around 12 years old, and have evolved a bit over the years. The original story setting was a space city, and the story line the drama of the character's lives there. It was completely scrapped when the movie "Dark City" came out, but the characters were retained to take part in another story he was toying with. Recently he decided to put it on paper (so to speak. He is actually using a laptop). Book 2 is at the editor. He is currently working on Book 1 of his new Series "Orbital City Falls".

-"I want my readers to be transported from the craziness that life has to offer, into a place where they feel like participants of an adventure."-Heath Owen

Today I have a dear friend of mine, Heath Owen who is here to share about his new novel, The Corma Incident.

Hey Heath! So, tell us a bit about yourself?

Well, I think I'm just about like any other average person, but my wife does not agree. I like to read. I like watching action, adventure, and scifi movies. I've always been into cars. In fact, I was into them so much for a while that I got my wife into them too. I really like listening to music, mostly electronic and rock, but I'll listen to just about anything if it's good. I also play music; just about any instrument.

When did you start writing and why?

That's a tough one to answer. My first story was about a warm fuzzy, and I wrote it in third grade. I don't think that really counts though because that was an assignment. However, at that point I decided to start making up stories that I was interested in. At about twelve years old, I started getting serious about it. I did that by drawing elaborate pictures of a giant city in space. I attached four sheets of writing paper together and got busy on the main city itself. Then I took several sheets separately, and started drawing the various robots, modes of transportation, etc. I got through about a half ream before I started the actual writing part. I created characters, one by one, describing the things they like to do, their physical appearance, and anything else I could think of about them. Life events happened about that time that prevented me from going much further, and I ended up losing all my work. The story and characters stayed with me, but the work itself was on hold for many years. Then the story "Dark City" was released as a movie, and I got discouraged. It wasn't my story, but it was similar enough to appear like plagiarism, so I never wrote the story. However, I continued to develop my character traits in my head based on my experiences, another story formed. Years later, in 2012, I decided to start putting things on paper, and the Mission Anatolia series was born.

You're not the first writer to tell me their idea magically appeared on the screen just when they were about or in the process of developing the same story. Well I'm glad things turned around. Describe your book in 10 words or less: 

Intense action, fresh story line with some romance.

Oooh, sounds intriguing. What did you enjoy about the process?

Again, that's a tough one. I enjoyed the whole damn thing. After daydreaming (that's what I call it when I'm contemplating the next move in the outline) I especially enjoyed putting the action scenes on paper. I would dive into the characters minds, and live those moments while my fingers poured into the pages. When I was finished with an action scene, I would have to go back and perform major surgery to cut back on the word count. I could go into extreme detail, and explanations about what the characters were going through, to the point of boring a reader. As I would go back and edit, I could image the poor reader saying something like "Enough already! I get it. She kicked his ass! Move on!"
Haha! I'm with you there. What was the hardest part?

Wow. That would be keeping the technology easy to understand. I get way too wordy on explaining technology, mostly because of my background in engineering.

That's good for those who aren't so techy like us. (wink) Where did your ideas come from?

Simply put, my ideas come from my experiences. For instance, I'm working on a story of a girl who finds out that she has extraordinary abilities. The idea came from a video game that I was playing. A young girl was narrating about a man that saved her life, and then my imagination went to work. I made up a story once from the phrase "Made fresh daily." Unfortunately the story was lost due to some unfortunate circumstances. It was so good though, that I may attempt to rewrite it again.

If the muse hits, write! Sometimes I can't keep my characters quiet! Thanks for the interview.

Good news. Heath has offered a signed copy for me to give away!
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Teaser Tuesday -- Initiate by Tara Maya

Today, I have Tara Maya, author of Initiate (book 1) of The Unfinished Song Series, which is currently FREE (.99 on B&N).

Tara Maya has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia. She's pounded sorghum with mortar and pestle in a little clay village where the jungle meets the desert, meditated in a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas and sailed the Volga river to a secret city that was once the heart of the Soviet space program. This first-hand experience, as well as research into the strange and piquant histories of lost civilizations, inspires her writing. Her terrible housekeeping, however, is entirely the fault of pixies.



Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.

Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.


Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under again.

She hadn't appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas, turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool, where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.

"Join our circle, Dindi!" the fae voices gurgled under the water. "Dance with us forever!"

"No!" She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again. There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing river. She tried to shout, "Dispel!" but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn't be coming up again.

"Dispel!" It was a man's voice.

Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently.

She coughed out some water while he supported her back.

"Better?" he asked.

She nodded. He was young--only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he was a Tavaedi.

"Good." He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed his dripping hair back over his head.

Dindi's hand touched skin--he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.

"It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that," he teased. He touched her hand, which was closed around something. "What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered more than drowning?"

Omgee... I'm hooked. Are you? Well, what are you waiting for? Pick up your free copy today.