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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the prestigious R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Eolyn - Spotlight and Giveaway


BLURB
In a land ravaged by civil war, the Mage King Kedehen initiates a ruthless purge of the magas. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas and sole heiress to their forbidden craft, seeks refuge in the South Woods.

When she meets the mysterious Akmael, heir to the throne of this violent realm, she embarks on a path of hope, seduction, betrayal, and war. Desire draws Eolyn toward Akmael’s dark embrace, but fate binds her to Corey of East Selen, a cunning mage whose ambition challenges the limits of love and loyalty.

Can she trust either man?

Hunted in a realm of powerful wizards and brutal deceptions, Eolyn must find her own path to freedom or she will burn on the pyre.



The Hunt for Eolyn
Eolyn lunged at Akmael, hand raised to strike him. He caught her wrist in a vice-like grip that gave pause to her fury.

In the silence that followed, Akmael measured the heat under Eolyn’s skin, the rhythm of her pulse, the condensation of her breath against the cool night air.

“Eolyn.” He did not bother to hide the note of surprised hope in his voice. “Are you jealous?”

She wrenched free of his hold. “Your magic is a disgrace! You have allowed your abilities to be twisted to foul ends. Dragon did not grant us these powers to invoke fear or take advantage of those weaker than ourselves. And our festivals are meant to celebrate the heritage of MoisehĂ©n, not to reinforce your authority, much less your sexual prowess.”

“That may be the case, but your question about the third night of Bel-Aethne…It did not arise out of concern for the proper interpretation and practice of magic. Did it?”

Eolyn cheeks flushed, but she lifted her chin. “There is no place for jealousy in a maga’s heart.”

Akmael did not let her finish. He caught her lips in his. In an instant the spark granted to them as adolescents was reignited. Akmael wrapped his arms around her, inhaling her honey and wood aroma, intertwining his fingers in her silky hair, exploring every delicate contour of her face and throat. The force of his passion pushed her back against the raw trunk of a large tree. His hands
traveled insatiable over the landscape of her body, at once familiar and new.



AUTHOR BIO



Karin Rita Gastreich writes stories of ordinary women and the extraordinary paths they choose. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is part of the biology faculty at Avila University. An ecologist by vocation, Karin has wandered forests and wildlands for over twenty years. Her past times include camping, hiking, music, and flamenco dance.
 In addition to The Silver Web trilogy, Karin has published short stories in World Jumping, Zahir, Adventures for the Average Woman, and 69 Flavors of Paranoia. She is a recipient of the Spring 2011 Andrews Forest Writer’s Residency.

Twitter: @EolynChronicles





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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

SAVEN DECEPTION


Saven Deception banner

This is my stop during the book blitz for Saven: Deception (The Saven Series #1) by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 March till 5 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Saven: Deception is now free on all book selling sites, so make sure to grab your copy! And there's a tour wide giveaway!  I've read this book and I have to tell you it is really a great read. So what are you waiting for?

Saven DeceptionSaven: Deception (The Saven Series #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Blurb:
I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?


Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?

Teaser Saven Deception 
- Sadie


You can find Saven: Deception on Goodreads

You can grab your free copy of Saven Deception here:
- Amazon USA
- Amazon UK
- Amazon Canada
- Amazon Australia
- B&N
- Kobo
- iTunes

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- Couple Teaser 1


SiobhanAbout the Author:
Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.

A self-professed teenager forever–at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google +
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Newsletter

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website


There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Saven: Deception. Open International. Below are the prizes you can win:
- a kindle e-reader
- The Complete Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Signed paperbacks of Saven Deception and Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Winners of the Release contests and Updates



Sorry not to have been around too much after the excitement of my book launch for BELOVED ENEMY a couple of weeks ago.  I fell foul of the 'dreaded lurgy' and am still coughing and not feeling quite up to scratch, but I want to thank everyone who helped me celebrate, took part in my book tour and Facebook Party and tweeted, retweeted and shared on Facebook.  I appreciate it all so much. Just one small favour - if you read Beloved Enemy, and have a moment, could you leave a few lines of a review on Amazon please, reviews really do make a difference.  I already have a few up there but some more would be really nice.  I'm really excited about this book and hope people will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Sorry this is late, but here are the winners of the various events:

AUTHOR ROAST AND TOAST PARTY
(A download from my backlist)
MARY PRESTON

FACEBOOK PARTY (Thanks to Goddess Fish for organising this)

Welsh Dragon Mood Rings:
RENEE ROUSSEAU
PAULA MARTIN

'Galaxy' Pendant and earring set AND $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
AMANDA AVAKIAN

LYN'S STAR CREW CONTEST
'Galaxy Pendant'
SARAH TRANTER

FIVE DAY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR
Galaxy pendant set.
WENDY MITCHELL


Congratulations to the winners, your prizes should either have been received or are on their way.  I will be holding a few more contests over the year - I have a limited number of  'Galaxy' pendants and jewellery sets, all different.  I found these and think they are so suitable for the  Science Fiction Romance, hope you do too. This is one of them.

I have also (finally) sent out my new Newsletter.  it's been a long time since I sent out a Newsletter, and am now starting again from scratch, with my Easter editiion. I hope to send one out roughly three or four times a year from now on. I am using the Mailing List from my old Yahoo Mailing group,  which I will continue to use but I now have a new signup form  (it can also be found in the left hand colum of this blog.  



You can read my Newsletter below. Please let me know what you think and how it could be improved. I'm more than happy to feature other authors as well, if you'd like to drop me a line, and will probably include links to one or two of the reviews I've done for other authors in the next one.

https://madmimi.com/p/fddc83/preview

To finish - I hope everyone had a joyous and happy Easter holiday.  After a rather blustery few days in the UK, it really looks as if spring might be on the way now!