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Fate of Elements by M. Stratton

Title: Fate of Elements
Author: M. Stratton
Genre: Mythology
Blurb:
One Skeleton Key. Endless Adventures.
Raina Owens, who’d been taught from a young age that she could never be too careful, lived vicariously through the characters in her books. She never expected the letter informing her of a mysterious uncle she never knew, whose untimely death left her the only remaining heir to his estate. What she thought was a leap of faith into her first, real life adventure was only the beginning. Her uncle, and the house he had willed to her, held secrets beyond her understanding, but she held the answers to her future in the palm of her hand: the Skeleton Key. Would she be brave enough to turn the lock and step into her destiny?
Hallet, King of the Fire Elements, spent his life obsessed with the prophecy of the Skeleton Door and the one who would walk through it. As the tensions between the elements of his world rose, all he could do was wait for the one who would bring peace. His power over the fire element burned in his soul, and although he loved ruling over his people, deep down, something was missing.
A battle had been brewing for centuries. Betrayal, blood, and suspicion ran just below the surface of the people of Aimsir. Only the one who crossed through the Skeleton Door could bring them hope and peace. But was she ready to be The One to fulfill the prophecy? She would have to rely on her training, magic, and power over the elements to defeat the age-old rivalries which had been smoldering for centuries. Who could she trust? And was she strong enough to be the leader they so desperately needed? She was more than she ever thought she could be.
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 M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her Storm Series and Bender. She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago, Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

Stratton is a self-proclaimed dork who loves to make people laugh. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd, but she quiet and shy on the outside. She spends her days plotting new ways to surprise her readers.
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Posted by on 01/18/2019 in Book Blitz

 

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Corruption by Jennifer Blackstream

The highly anticipated next installment is now available! 

 

Corruption
(Blood Trails #4)
by Jennifer Blackstream
 
Blurb:
An exorcism went horribly, horribly wrong.
Did the ritual fail?
Or was it sabotaged…
Shade is a witch, not an exorcist. But when two priests are killed during an exorcism, the surviving witness begs Shade to find out who-or what-is responsible.
And what good is a private investigator who’s afraid of the tough cases?
Danger mounts as Shade plunges into a world of hedonism to wade through the muddy waters of good vs evil. If she’s going to survive against the army of enemies piling up, she’s going to need help. But who can she trust when the demon who survived the exorcism creates chaos among allies and suspects alike?
After all, with the proper temptation,anyone can be corrupted…

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Excerpt

 

“Have we determined that the black cat that was following you around last month is a potential… What did you call it? An animal companion?”

“That’s the consensus. Flint thinks I might have caught its attention the same way I caught—”

I stopped.

As if our conversation had summoned it, the hulking black cat in question sat on the other side of the room. The beast was bigger than any mundane cat, even the great cats. On all fours, its head came to my shoulder, and it easily weighed over seven hundred pounds. Though it resembled an enormous panther, the ears were wrong for the breed, too pointed. And there was a shadowy quality to its form, as if it weren’t really there. As though it were a lingering nightmare come to life.

“Maybe I should install a cat door,” Andy murmured. His hand lingered near his gun.

“Don’t shoot it,” I warned.

“I’m not going to shoot it.” He paused, considered that. “Would it do me any good to shoot it?”

“Bullets have iron, and I’m pretty sure it’s fey. If you could hit it, you could hurt it.” A shiver ran down my spine. “But somehow…I don’t think you would.”

Instinct told me the beast would be fast, impossibly fast. Andy was an incredible shot, but he was human, with human limitations. The black cat crept forward, silent as a dark fog. My heart skipped a beat as it approached the sleeping kitten, sniffing the air above Majesty. The kitten cracked open one eye.

“Oh please, don’t scare him,” I begged, trying not to sound as panicked as I felt. “Please, I can’t face another rhinoceros.”

The cat blinked as if it had understood me, then studied the kitten with renewed interest, tilting its massive head to one side.

“Yes,” I said. “Yes, a rhinoceros. It’s one of the fun, terrifying things that can happen if you startle that…kitten.”

“You weren’t going to say kitten,” Peasblossom accused. “You were going to say a bad word, weren’t you? Which one?”

My phone rang, and I jumped a foot in the air. Majesty shot to his feet, claws piercing the couch. The black cat’s ears rose.

“Please don’t summon another rhinoceros.” I fumbled for my phone. “Hello?”

“Shade! Shade Renard?”

It was a woman’s voice, thick with an Italian accent. She sounded hoarse, and her last word ended in a way that suggested she was clenching her teeth. Nearby her a door opened, then slammed shut.

I straightened my spine, magic kitten forgotten. “Yes, this is Shade. Who is this? Are you all right?”

“They’re dead, both dead. Murdered. You have to help…” She groaned.

I gripped the phone tighter, staring at Andy. He didn’t take his attention off the cats, or his hand from his gun.

“Who was murdered? What happened? Where are you?”

Andy met my gaze. Tension seized his shoulders, and he put the gun away.

“I’m at St. Michael’s on Lexington Avenue. I need your help, you must come now. Please hurry, I don’t know how much longer I can hold it.”

“Hold what?”

“The demon.”

The line went dead.

 

 

 

The Blood Trails Series
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About The Author
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream is…odd. Putting aside the fact that she writes her own author bio in third person, she also sleeps with a stuffed My Little Pony that her grandmother bought her as a joke for her 23rd birthday, and she enjoys listening to Fraggle Rock soundtracks whether or not her children are in the car.Jennifer doesn’t have spare time, but she makes it a point to spend at least one night a week with her sibling binge-watching whatever show they’re currently plowing through (currently Numbers on Netflix), and she ferociously guards quality time with her son and daughter. She cooks when she has the sanity for it–adding garlic to the recipe whether it calls for it or not–and tries very hard not to let her arachnophobia keep her out of her basement on laundry day.

Jennifer’s influences include Terry Pratchett (for wit), Laurell K. Hamilton (for sexual tension), Jim Butcher (for roguish flair), and Kim Harrison (for mythos). She is currently writing the series of her heart and her dreams, the series that has been percolating in her brain for the last decade…Blood Trails. An Urban Fantasy Mystery series that will combine the classic whodunit spirit with a contemporary fantasy setting. Expect mystery, magic, and mayhem, with characters that will make you laugh, cry, and probably stare at the screen with your jaw hanging down to the floor. Well, that’s how they affect Jennifer anyway…

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Posted by on 01/15/2019 in Book Blitz

 

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Frozen In Flames by Brandy L Rivers

Title: Frozen in Flames
Author: Brandy L. Rivers
Genre: Adult PNR
Publication Date: January 7th, 2019
Blurb:
Words can freeze or burn, as well as mend.
Ready to give up on love, Lonny stuck around to ensure Lana’s safety at the request of an old friend. But every day is a painful reminder she doesn’t want to love a Fae.
The words of her father left Lana doubting herself.  Finally free of his opinion, she realizes she wants Lonny in her life. But someone will stop at nothing to claim her for his own agenda.
A series of attacks turns the tables. Now it’s her turn to chase Lonny while uncovering secrets buried in her past. As they grow closer, she learns who she is and how wrong she was, but the threat hasn’t ended.
 
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Storm Mistress: https://amzn.to/2sdKMfo
Accepting Fate: https://amzn.to/2CRX3vX
Changing Destiny: https://amzn.to/2CT0ItA
Coming Together: https://amzn.to/2LSJSOo
Twisted Bonds: https://amzn.to/2SAocsJ
Darkness Binds: https://amzn.to/2CT3W08
Frozen in Flames: https://amzn.to/2RxGNIV
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is kept busy writing the Others of Seattle, Others of Edenton, Combustible, and the Pine Barrens Pack series.
An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. With every story her world of characters expands, pulling her new directions.
Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.
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Nights Embrace: https://amzn.to/2GXHEP4
Storm Mistress: https://amzn.to/2sdKMfo
Accepting Fate: https://amzn.to/2CRX3vX
Changing Destiny: https://amzn.to/2CT0ItA
Coming Together: https://amzn.to/2LSJSOo
Darkness Binds: https://amzn.to/2CT3W08
Frozen in Flames: https://amzn.to/2RxGNIV
 

 
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Posted by on 01/11/2019 in Book Blitz

 

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#IWSG: 2019 Goals and Plans

 

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

It’s a new year and time for new goals and plans. Classes started for me the week before Christmas and we had a holiday break. It was busy around before and after Christmas. I have almost finished Town Curse. I have a little of 6800 words left to go for my total word count of 55k. Then I will let it set until Feb. 1st and start revising and editing it. I will be taking my final thesis class this summer and will be polishing up the story and get it ready for possible publication.

Now onto my goals and plans for 2019.

1. Find a teaching job

2. Finish my Master’s degree

3. Publish Town  Curse

4. Work on several other stories I have started to get them ready for publication next year

5. Refresh this site and the pen name site

6. Launch my publishing company

7. Update both sites more often than I did in 2018.

8. Find Beta readers/critique partners

9. Learn how to create book covers

10. Do something fun like take a class that interests me for personal reasons.

These are my goals and plans for 2019. They are really in no particular order as to what I do first. I just plan to do them this year.

Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

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