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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 R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Snippet Sunday - 'Dancing With Fate' "Terpsichore...a word."

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the amazing writers in this group and leave them a comment if you can - they're listed below:


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Hi   fellow  Snippeteers and readers.  Thank you to everyone who's been following and commenting on my 'Destiny Trilogy' series of books. A change from my beloved Science Fiction romances today - I'm featuring another one from my back list - a romantic fantasy novella, set in 5th Century Wales and Ancient Greece. (A wierd combination, huh?) This book was orginally part of the 'Songs of the Muses' anthology published by the Wild Rose Press, but I re-published it myself having got my rights back.

I don't consider myself in any way a poet - but somehow this particular story seemed to call for one - so this is the very start of the first chapter, set on Mount Olypus in the distant past, although the poem itself refers to Cymru (Kuhm-ree) the Principality of Wales. The Teifi (Tie-vee) is one of the major Welsh rivers.
(This is included in my ten sentences)


DANCING WITH FATE
(Cover by Miss Mae)

In the valley so green, in the sunlight of morn, 

The muse of the dance strays thoughtful and slow: 


The flowers of spring her bright hair adorn


But the wind through the trees sighs, laden with woe. 

She looks o'er the mountains, heart filled with emotion, 


And watches the Teifi to the great ocean flow. 


"Cymru, poor Cymru," are the words softly spoken. 


"Your music's forgotten, you live by the bow." 

CHAPTER 1
The last notes of the choir died away and on ceasing their song, the nine beautiful sisters made the slightest of curtsies to their leader. Apollo smiled in approval and the marble hall, with its gleaming pillars of white and gold, glowed in his radiance. When they turned to leave, he called to the one who played the lyre.

"Terpsichore—I would have a word with you."

BLURB
When Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance, is assigned to revisit the land of Wales, her task seems simple enough. She is unaware there is a hidden agenda. Before she can return to Olympus her path crosses that of the mysterious Myrddin, and her heart is lost. But Myrddin is promised to another. His mind is set on the dangerous task that lies before him, and the woman he has sworn to save. Nevertheless, he cannot deny the growing attraction between him and the beautiful stranger he meets along the way. Terpsichore and Myrddin face a deadly force that threatens to part them forever. Is she destined to lose the only man she has ever truly loved? Is there nothing she can do to save him? Finally, when all seems lost, in desperation she finds herself DANCING WITH FATE. 









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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Glass Blade - Book Tour and Giveaway



THE GLASS BLADE
Hunters of Infinity Book 1
by Ryan Wieser

Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera


The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for
years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.
In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the
rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable
sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training
facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the
intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from
the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now
they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy
him. As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader
succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is
hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who
saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do
they have a traitor in their ranks?
Allegiances will be questioned.
Loyalties will be betrayed.
Vengeance will be brutal.



Ryan Wieser completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies
before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental Psychology.
Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple countries,
Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse cultures.
She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where she is
writing her next book.



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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Dark Matters - Spotlight and #Giveaway


Dark Matters
by
John Kaniecki
Genre: SF, Dystopian

A collection if three stories by John Kaniecki.



HERETIC
Religion and truth battle for control.

In a future society on planet Earth a young man named Zacchaeus is raised the post apocalyptic society which is underground. Zacchaeus becomes a zealous believer in the church of Ratata. Zach’s father tries to protect him by transporting the young man to a different continent. Isolated from his religious family. Zach manages to find his way back home. However Zach’s eyes become opened to the truth to find the sacred text of Ratata to be a lie. Thus Zacchaeus is condemned as a heretic as he chooses to abandon the lie of
religion.


JOHNNY CAN’T RUN

In a world of evil everyday is a wicked race.

In the not so far off future a group of Nazis have been exiled to a
distant planet. In their wicked society they simmer in their misery,
dreaming of returning to planet Earth as conquerors. Johnny is a
perfect Aryan in every way excelling in the ways of Nazism. But with
superiority comes arrogance. What happens when the best is your worst?

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LADY JANE PERKINS

Michael Thorpe, an engineering student, is swept away in love by one Lady
Jane Perkins, but what does the young man see in this homeless psychiatric patient?

Michael Thorpe is an engineering student at David’s Institute. He dreams of
the day when he will be wealthy and thus happy. In fulfilling the requirements of a psychology course Michael visits a psychiatric hospital to visit one Lady Jane Perkins. Once meeting the woman Michael can’t seem to get her out of his mind, literally. So Michael begins a quest traveling to the disheveled side of Technocity to find his true love. But what nefarious powers are manipulating
Michael Thorpe and why?


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John Kaniecki was born in Brooklyn, New York. Though having no memories of life there, John is proud to be called a Native New Yorker. John was raised in Pequanock Township, New Jersey. At age twenty John was baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ. Presently John resides in Montclair, NJ and lives with his wife of over twelve years, Sylvia. The happy couple attend the Church of Christ at Chancellor Avenue in Newark, NJ. John is very active in outreach  and teaching as part of the leadership of the congregation.





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Monday, 19 March 2018

Alien Explosions - Book Tour and #Giveaway


Alien Explosions
Zerconian Warriors Book 12
by
Sadie Carter
Genre: SF Romance
222 pages

Sometimes it’s a very fine line between love and hate.



Humans were inferior and troublesome creatures, and unlike his fellow warriors, Moroco had no intention of ever mating one. Trust a female again? Never. Not when he knew how easily they could betray you. So why did he care so much about a certain prickly, irritating female who seemed to take great delight in rousing his temper? Andhis need.

Saffron hadn’t come to Zerconia to find a mate among these overbearing, overprotective aliens. All she cared about was keeping her sister safe, and now that Sophie had found her mate, well, it was probably time to leave.

Except, she couldn’t leave without seeing Moroco once more. If only to tell him exactly what she thought of him. Only problem was she didn’t know whether she was going to tell him that she disliked him…Or desired him.



Besselling author, Sadie wanted to blend her love of writing, S.F.

(why did they cancel Firefly - sobs) and sexy, dominant males.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors - #SundaySnippet - Beloved Enemy - last snippet

Writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet on Sunday each week. Be sure to visit the amazing writers in this group and leave them a comment if you can - they're listed below:


If you'd to share your own 8-10 sentence snippet, whether published or not, follow the link and sign up. It's a great community to be a part of! 




Here's the last snippet from the third book in the Destiny Trilogy. Thanks so much to everyone who's been leaving comments on these snippets. xx


You can read the previous snippet of  Beloved Enemy HERE  (This week's excerpt takes place several paragraphs later.)

The story so far - Cat Kincaid has crash-landed on an unknown and seemingly hostile planet, apparently in the middle of a gun battle.  Seemingly deserted by his companions, one man fights the assailants off alone until he is hit. When the firing ceases, Cat decides to go to his aid. This is the last snippet from this book - but I thought I'd leave you with a picture of Cat's much loved animal companion, Shifter. (He's not as fierce as he looks, unless provoked! Also includes a tiny snippet from a later chapter.)




SNIPPET:

A silver chain hung around his neck with a small oblong metal capsule. Cat hesitated for a moment, before curiosity got the better of her, and she flipped open the lid. A soft, cushioning material lined the interior. She tipped the contents into her hand—a tiny gold cross and a locket. A quick glance at the inside of the locket revealed the portrait of a young woman with short dark hair curving in soft waves to frame her face, blue eyes, and a long, aquiline nose. The family resemblance looked too close for it to be a wife or girlfriend, so perhaps the image portrayed his sister or mother. Swiftly, she replaced the two items.

As Cat bent over him, her hair, now loosened completely from the scarf, swung forward, and she shook it back from her face with an impatient gesture.

She took her knife from her belt, and inserted the point into the material of his tunic. At once, a hand reached up and grabbed her wrist, with fingers like cold, carbon steel.
             


BLURB
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.


Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?


If you've enjoyed these excerpts and would like to read the first few chapters, you can find the free preview HERE



Amazon UShttp://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Enemy-Destiny-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01BBCBYCS

Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BBCBYCS

Publisher Paperback
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=6714

Publisher EBook 
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=6682

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/beloved-enemy-21



Purchase all three books in the Destiny Trilogy (or just one, they stand alone, while sharing some of the same characters, each is complete with its own HEA)  


(You can also read a  character interview with Cat at 
https://bonniephelpsauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/meet-characters-interview-with-cat.html?spref=fb )












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