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ULR Feature: The Halo of Amaris by Jade Brieanne

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Jade Brieanne delivers angels, reincarnation, murder, revenge and interracial romance in this urban fantasy that also steps into the suspense thriller arena…

Being in the Witness Protection Program is hard enough, even without the sense that your memories aren’t all your own. And when Jin Amaris narrowly avoids death—the third time is, apparently, the charm—she is handed the keys to the mystery of who she was…or is. The real question is whether she’ll unravel that mystery before death catches up with her again.

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About the Author

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

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At the not so tender age of eight, when I should have been immersing myself in the pleasure of learning what nine times something -supply your own number, they are all hard – I was busy hunched over a desk -with its own personal cubby hole because elementary school rocked – writing a story about a child who gets a surprise visit from a house eating robot.

It was also a story, that once discovered by my wonderful teacher forced me to read in front of everybody. That day thwarted my dreams of being a radio DJ or anything where I had to speak in front of people at length but it defined a truth within me – I love to write.

My love for writing only grew from that point and it was ugly. Plot bunnies,

little green ones with bucked teeth and wild eyes, attacked me at all times of the day and were relentless at night. It was an army of them, all equipped with fictional characters, situations that could not subsist in the realm of reality, and worlds that existed solely with the power of my fourth cup of coffee.

These plot bunnies -who get prettier every year – and I have called an armistice. We try to cultivate together rather than them trying to rip ideas out through my pores. It’s quite amicable and it only took twenty two years.

My name is Jade Brieanne. I am thirty years old with the wild imagination of a sugar addled twelve year old. I am from Fayetteville, North Carolina -don’t ask me where I live now, I like to wander – and I am the eldest daughter of four. I drive a rinky dink Honda Civic that groans when I turn the wheel too hard and I am addicted to anime, manga, K-dramas and KPop. Music really.

And I’m a writer.

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Visit Her Website: http://www.jadebrieanne.com

A Wiccan Harry Potter?

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Airion is the first book out in the new series Carrie: A Magickal Series by author L.M.Halls. Halls has been a lifelong student of the occult. As a Wiccan priestess she has faced many challenges and journeys much like the main character in her book. She has devoted herself to her craft and forged a fine novel that will leave you speed reading and wanting more. He work takes a close look at the darker side of the human soul but still shows that the light and beauty can be the most positive thing despite the situation one might find themselves in. But don’t take it from me, lets get to the interview and her comments on what the book is about and a multitude of other things.

What is your book about?
The protagonist of Airion is Carrie, a Wiccan psychic and spiritual counselor working in an occult shop. Things start to get messy for Carrie when she crosses paths with a cult that has a very entrepreneurial view of spirituality and their practices drain followers financially and energetically. New members are not the cult’s goal in entering her space; their primary interest is the ley line that runs under the store and extends along the eastern seaboard. A ley line is an energetic current that flows through the Earth similar to chi through the body’s meridians in Traditional Chinese medicine or prana in a yoga practice. Carrie learns that she is meant to battle for the line and maintain the balance in the magickal currents across the country. The concept of ley lines was important to me because we are inextricably connected to nature and I wanted to look at how our actions impact the earth in a variety of ways.

Airion literally translates to iron and ultimately when our protagonist, Carrie, has to tackle her mission she finds the iron within her to withstand and overcome the obstacles that are ahead for her.

On a larger level, Airion is about the importance of the choices we make every day and how we create who we become through the combination of events beyond our control and very personal decisions that determine our openness to accepting a purpose in our life.

How do you incorporate the Wiccan religion into it?
Carrie is a Wiccan – living with the creed of harm ye none – and the practice of the Craft is what inspires her to embrace her gifts and work as a psychic and Wiccan teacher. In the book you do see the realities of a modern witch casting spells, working in her apothecary, and communicating with the Divine, through the many faces of the Goddess as well as Archangels, who for me are messengers of the Divine and not the property of any specific religion. Her battles are metaphysical and her ability to astral project forms the landscape for the battles to come.

I hope the message that love is the greatest power of all shines through. Let’s face it, we all want telekinesis, but the most powerful gift we all have is love. It heals us and allows us to heal others. I share some of the same tools I use with my clients in the book and I hope that they help people to look at their own fears and the false messages through which they look at their lives.

I think my anger at the exploitation of what should be a path for love and beauty played a role in writing this book as well. I love Wicca because you only explore it if it feels right for you and it provides so many avenues to peace. I am disturbed by many of the New Age gurus who have emerged selling ridiculous promises to desperate people. It would be naïve to think that the metaphysical world would not be plagued by as many con artists as any other religious space. For me this work is a calling and every person who is selling pipe dreams instead of real tools and help is undermining the healing our clients need.

Is it a fantasy novel? Why or why not?
Personally, I prefer to call it magical realism. Yes, for the larger public, Airion is fantasy. Astral projection, ley lines, psychic gifts and demons – these are generally the property of the fantasy genre. For me, writing the book was very personal and as a Wiccan these are all elements that I am familiar with and have experienced. The witches I have talked to about the book were struck by the accuracy of the representation so I think it all comes down to your point of view. I do want to make clear, however, that this is a work of fiction. I found the roots in stories that were shared with me from Wiccans across the country about dark practitioners not understanding the dangers in casting spells on major portals for their own use and catapulted from there.

Who is your target reader? What books are they reading?
I find that many of us are looking for a bigger purpose or meaning to life and though I had White witches as my target reader, the book is written in a fast paced, easy to read style that any casual reader of metaphysical thrillers would enjoy. I am very disturbed by so many of the mass media images of witches and I wanted to create something that real witches could read and say, “Finally, that’s me.” I also want to reach Indigos and this new generation that feels drawn to have an impact on the world.

So many of the books written for Wiccans are non-fiction and I know that various grimoires are a big piece of what they are reading, as well as fantasy thrillers and supernatural romance and I think that my book has those elements. For me, if you enjoyed the Caster Chronicles, which became the movie Beautiful Creatures, I think you would really enjoy Airion.

What made you decide to write this book?
Books have always been a crucial part of my life and my road to understanding so writing was the natural tool for exploring these ideas that were tumbling in my head. Growing up we moved every year and my grandmother sent me care packages of books that became my most treasured items. In graduate school I fell in love with Post-Modernism and Magical Realism and I am a rabid fan of Toni Morrison.

Storytelling is the way a culture shares their values, explores their fears, and creates their heroes. Working with individuals every day who are struggling to find happiness really made me want to examine these feelings of alienation and the search for personal meaning.

It’s interesting, I was talking to a Master Astrologer the other day and apparently when I decided to start writing I had some transits occurring in my chart that only happen once every 140 years. So in a way, I was answering the call of the universe to let loose the reins on my subconscious.

Who is Carrie based off of?
Carrie is based on all of us – we all want to stand against the exploitation in the world, and provide love and guidance to help others find happiness. We all have struggled with societal expectations that do not honor who we really are. I really hope that all readers find a piece of themselves in her – in her struggles and her success.

What would you say to someone to get them to read your work for the first time?
I have tried to give voice to the common aspirations we all have – finding peace, love, and a little Magick in our lives. I also hope that if you have any curiosity to see how a psychic and a white witch lives then this book is a great choice. Obviously as a work of fiction, it is also written to be a page turner and something that you can easily transport you – it’s a fun read, which will leave you inspired and viewing the world with a different perspective.

What is next in the series?
Pushing Lines is scheduled to be released July 31st. I don’t want to give any spoilers so I will just say that the first book focused on Carrie’s local vicinity. The next battle for the ley lines will take her on a national level. Carrie is mad as hell and struggling to keep a grasp on right and wrong and I will confess, so far it has been a lot of fun. I am looking forward to seeing how people respond to it.

About the Author

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L. M. Halls has been a lifelong student of both the occult and literature. As a Wiccan priestess and spiritual counselor she works with individuals to develop the tools to build a strong sense of self, even when life has presented extraordinary challenges. As an author she enjoys strong protagonists confronting the big life questions in landscapes that allow for some fun. By necessity her work addresses the darker side of the human soul but there is always enough beauty to balance what might otherwise seem a dire human condition.

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Website: http://www.lmhalls.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lmhallsauthor
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ULR Feature: Divide And Conquer (Champions of Elonia Book)

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Divide and Conquer (Champions of Elonia, Book 1)
by Carmen Fox
Published by Champagne Books, March 2, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy (with strong romance elements)

Two women. One prophecy. Zero places to hide.

Flung from her mundane Seattle existence into a world of magic, scientist Lea struggles to make sense of a destiny she doesn’t want. The moment she finds comfort in the arms of a man who appreciates her inner nerd, a new magic sweeps the realms.

Nieve, Lea’s instructor, may be seasoned in the art of war, but she’s clueless when it comes to romance. To save her world, she allies herself with her enemy, a kindred warrior soul, who leaves no doubt he’s after more than her cooperation.

As each tick of the clock swallows another person’s memory, Lea and Nieve will do anything to hang on to theirs, but betrayal drives a wedge in their friendship. Can they reconcile and rally the troops before the magic wipes out their pasts?

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Book Reviews

“Urban Fantasy doesn’t get better than DIVIDE & CONQUER. Action, excitement, and 2 kick-ass heroines to root for fill this rich, complex and dynamic world. Carmen Fox does not disappoint!” ~National & USA Today Bestselling author Anna J Stewart

“This is a wonderful beginning to a new series.” ~Paranormal Romance Guild

“Fox does a wonderful job of capturing every gritty detail, and writing from a point that gets you amped up for these awesome characters.” ~Thatentertains

“I give this a 4.5 fang review.” ~Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

“This is a must-read book whether you like urban fantasy or not, and if you aren’t sure about fantasy in general, it’s likely that Fox will change your mind.” ~Red City Review

“If you’re looking for an action-packed read with multifaceted, courageous characters and a little bit of romance, this is the book for you.” ~Authors To Watch

“Carmen Fox is the author to watch. Her debut novel, DIVIDE AND CONQUER, is a smart, exciting book with twists and turns that will keep your interest piqued.” ~Julie LaVoie, YA Author

Excerpt

NIEVE

I dropped my magical defenses, allowing my luster to envelop me in a powerful light. Without the sun’s ready supply of energy, that meant using some of my precious resources.

“Holy crap.” Lea jumped out of her bed and squeezed against the far wall of the room.

Finally, some reaction. “It’s called luster.” I twirled to prove I wasn’t hiding a flashlight behind my back. “It’s a by-product of an Elonian’s affinity with light. Anyone sensitive to magic can see it unless I suppress it.”

In my mind, rows of thick bricks piled one on top of another around me, extinguishing my luster.

“A-are you an angel?” Her airless voice barely traveled the distance between us.

I kinked back my head and laughed. “Definitely not.”

She unglued herself from the wall and took a few steps toward her bed. “You said I’m an Elonian. Why don’t I shine?”

“You can’t see your own luster, but it’s there. Without the training to suppress it, you’re a living flame to the Shades. It’s the reason they call us Sparks. It’s also how they’ll identify you. You know, before they kill you.”

About the Author

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Carmen Fox lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and, in addition to native-level German, she speaks fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.

She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.
Expect to be kept guessing.

Visit her blog at http://www.carmen-fox.com.

ULR Feature: GRINGA: The Beast of Mexico (A contemporary romance and romantic major crime thriller. A free book)

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I was twenty-one, a sassy college student who took crap from no one. While holidaying in Mexico, I was accosted by The Devil of Mexico called Diablo and shot, because the bastard mistook me for a spy. I survived, only to encounter him again months later. How’s that for luck?

Furious and sick of all that I’d been through because of him, I slapped him, told him to go fuck himself and braced myself for the bullet. He could shoot me – I no longer cared.

But, to my surprise, he became fascinated with me, and blackmailed me into becoming his woman. He’d slay the entire village that sheltered me if I rejected his proposal.

He was Kong, hairy, tattooed from fingertips to face, with scary ass piercings, blood-shot snake eyes, a ruthless killer and above all, he was my murderer – how could anyone expect me to say yes?

To save the village I had to. I despised the bastard and I told him that. Spark flew. Fists too.

When the FBI came on the scene and secretly recruited me to help put Diablo behind bars, I was thrilled. I wanted them to throw his ass behind bars, then torment him for the rest of his life like he was doing to me. I was willing to do whatever it took to get him there.

But, the more I rejected Diablo, the more he wanted me.

At times he wanted to kill me because of my insolence, but other times he just wanted me to love him.

I was his Gringa and in an attempt to get my love, he began to change for me. Drastic changes that made me laugh at him at first, then made me curious and even intrigued me.

As the days went by, I found myself drawn to him and I began seeing him differently. When I found out about his past, everything changed.

I now wanted to protect my murderer, my tormentor.

My days in Mexico were filled with violence, hate, lust and sorrow. It was also filled with laughter, love and passion and most importantly, it taught me that love conquers all.

If you enjoy, contemporary romance, major crime stories or romantic thrillers, you will love this fast-paced, humorous yet tear-jerker.

WARNING: This book contains sexual violence, steamy sex scenes, graphic language, drug references, violence and is suitable for mature readers.

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Book Review

I will warn you once and not bother warning you twice; You will want to keep the Kleenex within arms-reach while reading this collection of words because you will blow loads…of tears from your face. A lovemaking story between two people from opposite sides of the Planned Parenthood facility.

I will make certain to re-read this in the future when I have perfected time travel. 5 stars to coordinate with the amount of blown face-loads I have incurred. If you disagree, I will enjoy taking you to a quiet place for a gentleman-slapfight.”- Amazon Reviewer

About the Author

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Author Eve Rabi is the author of 24 books. She lives in Sydney Australia, but was born in South Africa.
If you enjoy high drama with exciting twists and turns, contemporary romance novels, crime thrillers, sweet romance with sexy alpha males, stories of revenge and suspense, with kick-ass leading ladies, then you will enjoy Eve Rabi’s books. But be prepared to gasp, to laugh and to cry while you fall in love.

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ULR Feature: Blustardusk by Tanya Biondi

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Young Nausikaa is mistakenly taken onboard by an alien spaceship. She will discover new worlds and populations and she will find love, but also a deep feeling of melancholy for all she has left behind. With her, we will get to know the Anusians and their society, both rigid and harmonious, together with many other wonderful creatures that populate this universe. The novel is set in alien space, nevertheless the fundamental theme is love, which emerges also when not directly spoken of. The atmosphere is that of fantasy and adventure. A book suited for a public of dynamic, romantic dreamers.

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About the Author

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I was born in 1968 in London but I grew up in Italy. From my Italian father I have inherited the love for the arts and from my English mother the love for literature, the love for music from Duran Duran. I lead an ordinary life, with an ordinary job but I have been blessed with something extraordinary, which is my imagination and the ability to express it through words, music and painting. I have self-published several poetry books and recently my first novel. I love the whole process of creating, from the first inspiration to the editing part and the artwork, both in writing and music. This is what I like to think of me: a pilgrim on the streets of art.

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ULR Feature: Bad Bitches by Toni T.

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Four sexy and driven women in Dayton, Ohio are determined to have it all without losing themselves in the process.
Casey knows what she wants and gets her way in both the courtroom and the bedroom. She seduces the most powerful and desirable men, but never allows them to hold her back as she navigates her way to becoming one of the city’s top defense attorneys.
Ex-Olympian world-class sprinter, Anitra, owns a successful sports apparel business and is engaged to the man of her dreams. Though he gives her everything she wants and a walk down the aisle is in her future, the present is proving to be complicated when she catches the eye of an admirer.

Twenty-nine year old doctor, Briana, has purposely avoided commitment for years and thinks love will only get in the way of her medical career. She holds firmly to the ideology and things are going exactly as planned, until she meets the gorgeous and alluring Terrence.

Vanessa is a successful caterer who is sexually neglected by her husband. When she succumbs to her desires with one of her employees, she never suspects the man has a very dangerous dark side. Now, her yearning for affection might just become her marriage undoing.

When these girlfriends’ lives and friendships begin to unravel, it’s an unforgettable experience that changes them forever. Love is a hellhole for the spirit. Some stagger out of relationships weak and repentant, while the strongest emerge Bad Bitches.

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