Friday, August 12, 2016

Special Sale: The Spirit by Harper L. Jameson

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The Spirit: Book One of The Tribe Novels

To celebrate the approaching release of "The Holler: Book Two of the Tribe Novels" grab book one, "The Spirit" for just 99 pennies!

Before the white man settled the Appalachians, he stood over the people of the Tribe, providing all they needed to flourish in the shadow of the mountains.
The many tribes have given him many different names. Wakan Tanko. Maheo. To the people that first hunted the corner of Appalachia known to later generations as Wright’s Holler, he was Weshemoneto, the Great Spirit.
To Anna Madeline Wright, he would simply be Wes.
Born in the holler that bore her name, “Annie” Wright came from people that had learned to live on the land, people who believed in the magic saturating the woods around them. People who knew how to survive.
Circumstance of birth gave her power. Her skills gave her respect. Her magic gave them hope. In a town not yet influenced by the progress of the industrial revolution, Annie was a pauwau. A witch.
The winter of 1836 hit the town of McAllen hard and with her people in danger of annihilation, Annie called on the spirits for the power to save them. Her desperation called Weshemoneto himself . When they collided, she had to make a choice: Lose her town or lose her heart.


What happened next would become the stuff of legend for centuries to come.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Harper L. Jameson was born in South Eastern Ohio and raised on the stories of the family seat in the holler–a tiny hamlet nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians. Her imagination ran wild, fueled on tales of folklore and superstitions…of Indian burial sites and haunted woods where magic still runs free. Beginning with her debut novel “The Spirit”, she’s putting a new spin on paranormal romance by bringing the old legends back from our forgotten past. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children, but she never really left the holler. No one ever does.  


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2016 Summer Indie Book Awards: The Spirit Nomination



**Thank you for the nomination! More information on the book awards can be found below**

The cold of winter is setting in, at least for those of us in the northern Hemisphere of the world. But we at Metamorph Publishing aren’t letting that get us down! We’re already looking forward to a sizzling summer, and we’re here to announce our first annual Indie Book Awards!
You heard that right, a summer book awards! The event officially begins on January 1 st of each year, and nominations will be accepted through midnight CST on August 31 st each year. Voting will begin on September 1 st and end on September 10th each year.
“What’s the big deal,” you ask? “There are all kinds of contests out there.” And you’re right, there are hundreds, probably thousands of book awards. But many of them are only for unpublished authors, or authors who only write in certain narrow genres, or for authors who have never published before in a particular genre. Plus, there are plenty of them that charge an entry fee, some of which are prohibitive to authors who publish independently, without the backing of a large and powerful publishing house.
So, we’re hoping to do something different with the Summer Indie Book Awards! Entry is free, and nominations will be accepted from any indie or small-press author, regardless of their current published or non-published state, or what genre they write in. We are accepting donations of print or e-books, author swag or novelty items (bookmarks, pens, keychains, etc.), but donation is not required for nomination. We’re taking nominations from authors as well as from readers, and authors can nominate their own books; we only ask that authors who do so also nominate a fellow indie author. Nominations can be made using this form:

http://goo.gl/forms/T1L8sQJGVx 

while donations can be made at:

http://goo.gl/forms/6DkAK4MeqI

Feel free to join up with the event on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1099924726693772  and LIKE the official Facebook page of the Summer Indie Book Awards at https://www.facebook.com/summerindiebookawards You can also sign up for the newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bL43cf so you can stay up to date with all the latest news! In the pinned post of the Facebook event, you’ll find these links, along with links to a Google Drive folder where you can look and see who’s already been nominated! And any author who is nominated will have access to an official contest nominee badge, that they can use on their book covers or any promotional media, if they so desire. Winners in each genre will receive a prize (hopefully we’ll get enough donations for this), beginning with the 1 st place winners. If we get enough prizes donated, we’ll go next to 2nd place winners, and then to 3 rd place. Regardless of the prizes, winners will get a high-quality winner badge, stating their place and the genre of the book. These will be of high enough resolution for authors to use on their print books, if they want to!
But it’s not only the winners that will benefit from the Summer Indie Book Awards! All nominated authors will have the potential to reach hundreds, if not more, of new readers (readers often have a preferred genre, and while they’re voting for their favorite author, will come across others they may not have tried yet), and reach a huge new audience through the social media forums! And best of all, it’s meant to have fun, to reach out and network with other authors, potentially forming long-lasting relationships. And readers will benefit from having a wealth of new books in front of them, as well as a vast amount of new stories to immerse themselves in.
Though we’re using Facebook and other social media as a platform to reach more authors and readers, none of these social media outlets are affiliated with the awards. They are hosted strictly by Metamorph Publishing.

For more information, please visit Metamorph Publishing at:


https://metamorphpublishing.com


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Guest Author Spotlight: Lora Palmer

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ABOUT THE MIRRORMASTERS:

Leah Ellis never knew why she was found abandoned on the beach at two years old. Content with her adoptive family and small town life, she hadn't thought much about it over the years. That is, until her life takes a bizarre turn when she begins seeing images in mirrors she can’t explain--cloaked figures using powers that manifest like lightning bolts, or flash-frozen beaches on another world beneath a purple sky. She practices mirror-gazing, driven to understand these images and their possible connection to her forgotten past, and discovers that it’s kind of addictive with its wild, boundless power coursing through her veins. Soon, she learns to control what the mirror shows her. When new neighbors move in, Leah is shocked that they're dead ringers for the people in her visions. According to Brian, with the gorgeous ice-blue eyes, and his father, she is a MirrorMaster--an alien with a gift that lets her travel through mirrors, even to worlds light years away. Her birth parents sent them to take her from Earth back to her homeworld of Jantyr, a planet she doesn’t remember. They’ve searched for her ever since she disappeared. But Leah’s long-lost birth sister, a sorceress, activated an ancient device to trigger a cataclysm on Jantyr as a bid to consolidate her own power. Leah must return to Jantyr, master her newfound ability in order to locate and wield crystals that will disable the device, and thwart her sister’s plans. Otherwise, the destruction will consume the entire galaxy, including Earth and everyone she loves. THE MIRRORMASTERS is available on:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MirrorMasters-Lora-Palmer-ebook/dp/B01EKZKP6E
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/631608
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-mirrormasters
 ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mirrormasters/id1109653965?mt=11    

EXCERPT:

Strange things happen in Sea Cliff Heights every single year on this date, June 15th. Mysterious pulses of light flickered in the forest. Not-quite-solid figures appeared in the cemetery one second and disappeared the next. All day, I couldn’t shake the intuition that this year would bring something much worse than the usual weirdness, much worse than the usual gibes about how it began thirteen years ago, the same night my parents found me abandoned on the beach. "Let’s watch something light — not a horror movie," I said. "Leah, Leah, Leah." My brother David shook his head and scooted closer to Kara, my best friend, on their loveseat. They shared a conspiratorial grin. "Don’t tell me you want to watch some lame comedy when we can have a slasher fest. It’s tradition.” A shiver raced down my spine at the mental image the idea conjured, one of chilling music, strangled sobs and hitching breaths, followed by silenced screams. Tonight also marked the town tragedy of the 1870s, when strangers murdered the Stanford twins, the mayor’s daughters. Of course David would insist we do something scary to commemorate the anniversary. "Come on!" I shot him a pleading look. "I’m sure you breezed through exams, but I took three AP finals this week and fielded a million alien jokes today. Enough already — I deserve a break from crazy.” "Just go out to the cemetery with us," Kara said, her eyes sparkling. "We won’t do anything risky, I promise.” Sure. Why wait for trouble to find us when we could seek it out and bring it right here? Glancing out the sliding glass doors toward the church beyond, I couldn’t help checking for signs of unusual activity. My hands fidgeted, and I fought to still them. I thought I could just make out the sound of otherworldly voices speaking in urgent whispers outside. A gust of wind rustled the palm trees, obscuring any other noise and causing moonlight and shadows to flit across the lawn. Every muscle in my body tensed. Whatever might lurk out there, we’d be safer staying away from it.

About the Author:

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Lora Palmer writes science fiction and fantasy for young adults. Bucks County, Pennsylvania is her home, where she resides with her wonderful husband and their mischievous cat. She has earned a graduate degree in Psychology and works at a local residential facility serving autistic children and teens. In her spare time, she also sings in a praise band, Chalice Sounds.

Social Media Links:

Twitter @lorareedpalmer
Instagram: lorareedpalmer
 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Guest Author Spotlight: Danielle Rose

About the Author:

Danielle Rose

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Danielle Rose is a romance writer and owner of Narrative Ink Editing. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Danielle currently resides in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures. When not writing, reading, or traveling, Danielle enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, binge watching Netflix, and cheering for her favorite football team (Go Packers!).  

Places to Find Danielle Rose: 

Website: www.danielle-rose.com 
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1sUJBQo 
 Narrative Ink: www.narrativeinkediting.com 
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/DRoseAuthor 
Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/daniellerose 
Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/danielle-rose 
 If List: www.iflist.com/stories/bloodroseabloodbooksnovel 
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/DRoseAuthor 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DRoseAuthor 
 Twitter: www.twitter.com/DRoseAuthor 
 Instagram: www.instagram.com/DRoseAuthor 
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/DRoseAuthor 
YouTube: http://bit.ly/1UjHi3n

Press Contact

Danielle Rose: Danielle@Danielle-Rose.com  

Series

Blood Books Series
  1. Blood Rose | Synopsis & Buy Links
  2. Blood Magic | Synopsis & Buy Links
  3. Blood Promise | Synopsis & Buy Links
  4. Blood War | Synopsis & Buy Links
  Sins & Secrets Series
  1. Break On Me | Synopsis & Buy Links
  2. Sins & Secrets #2 coming summer 2016!
  Standalone Short Stories
  1. Daemon Academy | Synopsis & Buy Links
 

Blood War

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The Blood Books trilogy is The Vampire Diaries meets Charmed that fans of Harry Potter or Twilight will enjoy! Readers are praising this “must read” trilogy as “unputdownable” and “purely addicting.”   The Blood Books trilogy follows the harrowing journey of Avah Taylor, a mortal witch in the midst of a centuries old war against the immortal vampire species. Avah’s intense journey is fueled by blood, sex, jealously, betrayal, murder, and revenge.   This omnibus edition includes all three books in the spellbinding Blood Books trilogy! It’s over 700 pages of vampires, witches, and hybrids!  

DIGITAL: Kindle | Kindle UK | Kindle CA | iBooks | Kobo | Nook

OTHER SITES: Goodreads | Bookbub | If List

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Guest Author Spotlight: Martina McAtee

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Author Bio:

Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughters, her best friend, two attack Chihuahua’s and two shady looking cats. By day she is a registered nurse but by night she writes young adult books about reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. She wrote her first story when she was five with an orange crayon on a legal pad she stole from her mom’s office. She’s been writing ever since. Her influences include Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine, Joss Whedon, L.J. Smith and even J.K. Rowling. Living in South Florida provides her with plenty of material for the weird worlds she writes about. When she isn’t working, teaching or writing she’s reading or watching shows involving reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures.
 
Author Links:
Contacts:
Personal Assistant: Amber Garcia agarcia6510w@gmail.com
Manager: Melissa Pelegrin: pelegrinmgmt@gmail.com
McAtee's tale is a cut above most attempts in the popular supernatural YA genre.Her characters are considerably more complex than the norm, which makes them far more believable, despite their superpowers. --Kirkus Review

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

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Blurb:

17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is. They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death.As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together. Price: E-book: $1.99 paperback: $18.99 Buy Link: https://amzn.com/B012KW638S

Dark Dreams and Dead Things

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Blurb:

17-year-old November Lonergan spent her whole life feeling like an outsider; like she was different. She was right. She’s a reaper like her mother; like her two cousins, Kai and Tristin. The supernatural world believes they are part of a prophecy to save them from an evil known as the Grove. Ember just wants to survive high school and fix the fallout from bringing back her friend.Old enemies are lurking; waiting for their opportunity to strike but the pack has a new problem. A group of legendary hunters has resurfaced, threatening the reapers and anybody who stands with them. They are making good on their threats too; attacking those closest to the pack. Their only hope of defeating the Legionaries involves trusting a stranger to perform a dangerous spell to advance Ember and her cousin’s powers. But Ember has a secret; a secret she can’t tell the pack. One that leaves the pack vulnerable. An attack on pack allies, leaves one member of the group injured and another missing, along with a mysterious girl named Evangeline who may play a bigger part in this than any of them realize. As the Legionaries are closing in, the pack must trust their enemies, enter hostile territories, and play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath. Their entire plan lynched on a dangerous bargain, but rescuing one member of the pack could mean losing another in their place…possibly forever. Price: E-book: $1.99 Paperback: $18.99 Buy Link: https://amzn.com/B01F0MFAAW

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Guest Author Spotlight: Lila Felix

About the Author:

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Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.

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In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate. Echo has always been told she's an anomaly, a fluke. She's the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She's tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck. And then someone shows up claiming he's her mate. Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she's so much more than just a burden?

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Guest Author Spotlight: L. L. Lombard

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Twitter: @LLombard4 
Amazon Link: http://bit.ly/Ebo_Lombard        

Blurb:

Josephine remains unaware of the powers that observe her. The fragmented memories and strange premonitions become stronger every day, and the sense of something missing and slightly out of reach keeps her on edge. She cannot dismiss the handsome face, the haunting eyes, or the feelings that are stirring deep inside. It's time to seek answers. Compelled to return to Africa, she is convinced that there is more to the wild animal attack that left her orphaned as a child. Driven to protect the young woman from a shared past that only he remembers, Ashling risks revealing his nature as he follows Josephine across continents. For his entire life, time has had no meaning; with her decision to return to Africa, time is of the essence. Drawn together by events neither can control, as well a deep connection, Ashling will discover if his stone heart will beat again, or slowly be torn apart. L. Lombard loves the power of words, possibilities, and imagination. She spends her days helping elementary and middle grade students develop a love of literacy. When not teaching, L. Lombard can be found either reading a great book, or writing her own. Surrounded by wonderful friends and beautiful mountains, she lives in Mexico with her husband, two children, and many pets.