Cover Reveal for The Dragonmaster by CP Bialois

Today I’m happy to share the cover for the fifth Sword and the Flame novel, The Dragonmaster by CP Bialois.

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CP Bialois Author/Editor

Twitter: @CPBialois

It’ll be available for pre-order September 20 and released on November 1 at:

http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Flame-Dragonmaster-CP-Bialois-ebook/dp/B015MBRRO8/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1442947587&sr=1-7&keywords=cp+bialois

And here it is…

The Dragonmaster

Blurb:

When the Gods call, mortals answer.

Reaching Solava Proper seemed like the end of their journey, but fate and the Gods have other plans for Gilliam and his friends.

Old friendships are rekindled and strained as the friends are forced to find a way to prevent an upcoming war and protect an innocent princess tied to the heart of it all.

Through their adventures, the Phoenix watches as he prepares for a possible conflict between the Gods. When a single move could mean failure, will his efforts succeed or be for naught?

Excerpt:

Without a word, Fauna nudged her horse toward the portal with Mern at her side. The usual floating and light-headed sensation swept through them as they traveled the roads of magic. Once they stepped through, the portal closed, but not before a smaller shape hurried into the opening behind them. With its use completed, the portal closed as though it had never been there.

Stepping through into a strange forest was bewildering at first, but Mern and Fauna’s previous use of such traveling methods gave them the knowledge that the feeling would pass. For the one following them, it proved something else entirely.

Reh Venata was many things, but a dabbler in the ways of magic wasn’t one of them. The magical portal had looked like a doorway, but once inside she found it difficult to navigate. Countless voices called to her from every direction, and images of places she had wished to see again appeared all around her.

The only thing she could so was try to follow the magus further, but her feet couldn’t find a purchase on the swirling ground. She was about to scream for help when the pair disappeared. The swirling whiteness of the portal shifted and started to shrink. Without thinking, Reh let out a squeal of fright and dove toward the first image she saw of a chamber room.

She closed her eyes and prayed the image she saw was in her father’s castle. The next thing she knew, she landed on her stomach with a thud among a series of shouts and curses. It took her a moment to realize she was laying on someone.

“Get off me, blast you, or I’ll send you to the Abyss!”

At hearing the shouting, Reh expected to be back with the Goblins, but when no one grabbed her, she forced her eyes open and found herself in a dining hall. It took her less than a second to understand she wasn’t in her father’s castle, but it looked familiar. When she looked down to see a Dwarf with a gray-touched red beard beneath her she let out a gasp.

“Oh, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to… I mean, I did, but I… Oh, dear.” Reh tried to push herself from her perch on top of the Dwarf, but her hand slipped and she drove her knee into him. The Dwarf’s eyes crossed, his face turned red, and tears poured down his cheeks.

“Blasted… Gods…” The Dwarf rolled over and spilled Reh onto the stone floor.

Reh pushed herself to her knees and looked around at the faces staring at her. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean anything.” Gentle hands took hold of her shoulders and helped her to her feet.

“It’s all right. No one is blaming you.” The man holding her smiled.

About the author:

CP Bialois’ love of words began as a small child when his father bought a stack of comics to teach him the reading skills he wasn’t mastering in class. Before long, he was reading at an advanced level and teachers were shaking their heads over the unconventional method.

Growing up in the ‘80s, Bialois was exposed to even further inspiration through the popular cartoons of the day. Transformers, in particular, sparked his imagination and led to him put his first stories on paper. After a decades-long break, Bialois began getting back into the world of writing by joining some role-playing groups. These groups taught him about fleshing out characters and building worlds that stuck with him as he began writing short stories for fun.

To his surprise, Bialois would end up completing his first full-length novel, Call of Poseidon, in 2007. Armed with a finished product, Bialois began working on another book, The Sword and the Flame, unsure of what he would ultimately be doing with either. As with many others in the later part of the first decade of the 2000’s, he found himself out of work and looking into new options. Over the next two years, he would spend most days at the library, completing an additional half-dozen works.

Twelve books later, Bialois is planning for the release of many more and enjoying the feedback he receives. The up-and-coming author takes inspiration from favorites such as Steven King, Tom Clancy and Sue Grafton. His love of history, fantasy and old monster movies has also served as a muse.

When he’s not busy writing or chatting on his social networks, Bialois enjoys watching hockey and football as well as Metallica DVDs. He currently lives with his wife- a fellow writer- and their fur children. CP Bialois is also active in several South Florida writing groups, as well as the online writer community, and the Florida Writers Association.

You can find CP through his website at www.cpbialois.wordpress.com

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Re-Blog This! New Book Releases

Hello all!

As I am an indie author myself, I love to help out fellow authors anyway I can. One way I like to do this is to get the word out about their books and promotions. I’ve noticed that many of my author friends have promotions running or books coming out soon, so I figured it was time for another rundown of new releases. So sit back, scroll through and find your next great read!

Cerie Hinton

Santa’s Naughty List: 25 Tales Of Paranormal Bad Boys Christmas

Preorder now, the collection will be available November 22, 2015!

Blurb from Amazon:

Authors included: Julia Mills, P.T. Macias, C.A. Tibbitts, Melissa Bell, Armanda Kimberly, R.L Merrill, Darlene Kuncytes, P. Mattern, Solease M. Barner, C.D. Gorri, Danielle James, Dariel Raye, Monica Corwin, Addison Kline, KD Jones. Kelly Cozzone, Diana Marie Dubois, James WF Roberts, Heather Kirchhoff, Samantha Laverell, Georgiana Pallett, Stephanie Maycott, Daniella Whitehorse, Tasha T.

25 Tales Of Paranormal Bad Boys Christmas are sexy, naughty, but nice. This group of twenty-five amazing authors decided to give you a Christmas treat. These stories were written with heart, love, and pleasure. The goal to provide the readers stories to enjoy this Christmas.

You can get this steaming hot collection at the following retailers:

US amazon: http://amzn.com/B014DM8WVE
UK amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014DM8WVE
AUSTRALIA amazon: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014DM8WVE
CANADA amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B014DM8WVE
NETHERLANDS amazon: http://www.amazon.nl/dp/B014DM8WVE

Kevin A Ranson

The Matriarch: Changeling

Blurb from Amazon:

“Throughout American history, every major conflict has been due to either a misunderstanding between parties or a failure to live up to a promise – and needless bloodshed was always the result.”

And bloodshed was something with which Janiss Connelly was all too familiar, either by her own or someone else’s hand. Friends. Lovers. Enemies. But as the administrator of Cedarcrest Sanctum, it was a necessary evil: keeping the facility’s residents safe – and, thanks to infusions of her vampiric blood, alive – was both her responsibility and mission.

It is a mission that is jeopardized by a very old – and private – vampire living and working as a college professor in Charleston, West Virginia. Janiss visits to determine her undead “neighbor’s” true intentions, only to find that she and Cedarcrest are on the professor’s “syllabus.” Left with no choice, the administrator must become the student and ask her own hated teacher for the deadly tutelage she needs to rescue the Sanctum.

In “The Matriarch: Changeling,” Janiss will learn that friends and enemies are never who they seem to be – a lesson that must be paid in blood.

Available now at the following retailers:

http://www.amazon.com/Matriarch-Changeling-Kevin-Ranson-ebook/dp/B0111EOFUE

Victoria Saccenti

Destiny’s Plan (Destiny’s Series Book 1)

Destiny’s Plan is a beautiful love story that spans time as well as the world.
Two ill-fated lovers battle the odds. Their love continuing through war, strife and loss. Destiny’s Plan is a romance you need to treasure.

Blurb from Amazon:

When Raquelita Muro and Matthew Buchanan meet by chance on a Greyhound bus between Texas and Tallahassee, neither suspects Fate is about to take over.

Raquelita, a gentle girl under the heel of her abusive mother, finds this kind young man a miracle. Matthew, an idealistic young soldier, discovers this sweet-natured girl is an angel in need of a guardian. However, the next stop on Matthew’s journey is Fort Benning to report for deployment to Vietnam, while Raquelita’s destination is set at her mother’s whim. Regardless of the forces tearing them apart, they discover a way to secretly span the distance, to end up closer than ever. But Fate is rarely kind. The vagaries of war—and the unstable tempers of Raquelita’s mother—intervene, leaving both ill-fated lovers feeling there is no hope for their love.

Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War, Raquelita’s and Matthew’s story is one of love, loss, lost faith, shattered memories, deferred dreams, and broken promises. Will Fate tear apart these two damaged souls, leaving them desperately alone forever, or will they finally overcome Fate, their bond stronger than they ever thought possible?
For adult audiences.

Available now at the following retailers:

Amazon: myBook.to/DP
Smashwords: http://ow.ly/QPPrA
Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/QPPcF
Kobo: http://ow.ly/QPP4A
iTunes-Apple: http://ow.ly/QPPmJ

Markie Madden

Fang and Claw (The Undead Unit Book 1)

Blurb from Amazon:

Lieutenant Lacey Anderson of the Dallas Police Department heads up an elite new squad dedicated to solving crimes involving Immortals like herself. Lacey, a Vampire left for dead when her family was slaughtered by Werewolves, still has nightmares about the attack.

Detective Colton Scarber is her unwilling partner and second-in-command. He’s a Werewolf, a descendant of those who killed Lacey’s coven. She’s unaware of this, but she doesn’t trust him from the start. When the fragile beginning of the team is threatened by the truth, can they learn to trust one another as partners must, or will the Undead Unit be doomed to failure?

A mysterious suspect and strange physical evidence leads them to solve a case spanning decades and leaves Lacey with no other choice but to rely on her enemy when her very life is at stake!

Preorder it now! The book will be available October 4, 2015. You can find it at:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010ZG317C?tag=geo02a9-20

Sully Tarnish

The Dragon and the Apprentice (The Chronicles of Sir John the Worm Book 1)

Blurb from Amazon:

Who Will Be the Dragon’s Apprentice?

Sir John the Worm is a dragon knight and the greatest wizard slayer who ever lived. However, he has never been able to vanquish his arch-foe, Palomides the wizard. Every ten years the rivals meet for a duel; and each time the duel ends in a draw. Realizing he is growing too old to continue fighting Palomides, Sir John enters into a wager with the crafty magician. They will each pick and train an apprentice. In ten years’ time, the apprentices will meet and duel instead of their masters. Whichever one wins will prove once and for all who is the stronger. There is a catch: Sir John must pick and train a human. This is no easy task, for dragons hate humans even more than wizards. Where on earth will Sir John find a human who is worthy of being his apprentice and finally defeat Palomides once and for all?

It’s as if Terry Pratchett, Terry Gilliam and Douglas Adams got together for a pint and dreamed up this belter of a story. A rollicking good time.

You can find this book at the following retailers:

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Apprentice-Book-Chronicles-John-ebook/dp/B010Y07ZJ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1442363270&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Dragon+and+the+Apprentice

Marie Krepps

Love Me Today, Kill Me Tomorrow (Some By Day, Some By Night Book)

You can buy your copy here!

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Today-Kill-Tomorrow-Night-ebook/dp/B0158S79I4/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1442485690&sr=1-3&keywords=marie+krepps

Blurb from Amazon:

Alexus’ depression is eating her alive. She longs for an escape from the prison of her life. One day she accidentally witnesses a mass murder and she soon finds that she might get exactly what she wished for.

Devastatingly handsome, Artus is a vampire that relishes a good kill. His newest victim is a girl that saw what no human was meant to. To his surprise, she’s receptive to the idea of him draining her dry.
Even more surprising is the dawning realization that he doesn’t want to.

18+

Phillip Stevens

Raising Hell

Raising Hell

Phillip will be promoting the new release of the paperback of Raising Hell with a new short story in the next week that contains a promo code and a twitter promotion.

Blurb:

A clueless optimist ruins a perfectly good hell.

Pity poor Lucifer. He rules hell with a vice grip. Demons and damned scatter at the sound of his footsteps. The Supreme Butt In hasn’t pestered him in eons. Lucifer’s future looks perfect, pitch black until an administrative error sticks him with an innocent soul-an overweight optimist who calls himself Pilgrim and who believes he must be in hell to do good.

Lucifer never considers sending him back. Why waste a second chance to corrupt an innocent soul? He orders his subordinates to torture, degrade and humiliate Pilgrim until he promises to become evil if only it will ease the pain. Unfortunately, Pilgrim makes the best of the worst possible experiences. Always polite and well-mannered, he makes Pollyanna seem like a prophet of doom. Even worse, the damned start catching on, and set about making hell into the most enjoyable place of everlasting torment they can.

Lucifer can’t let Pilgrim continue to wreak happiness, but he can’t send him back untainted, either. When God arrives with a deadline for Pilgrim’s return, he enlists fellow fallen angels Screwtape, Azazel and the gender morphing Mephistopheles in a plot to corrupt Pilgrim’s soul before the deadline expires.

Pick up your copy: https://www.createspace.com/5646464

Special announcement for Amazon UK shoppers!

Michael Williams

Lavender and Haddock will be on sale for £0.99 until Sunday, September 20th. Grab your copy soon!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LAVENDER-AND-HADDOCK-Trouble-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00JX8UQEU/ref=pd_cp_351_0

A Review of The Dragon and the Apprentice by Sully Tarnish

I recently finished an excellent fantasy story called, The Dragon and the Apprentice by Sully Tarnish, which is sure to delight readers of all ages. It’s the first book in the Chronicles of Sir John the Worm Series. It’s a whimsical tale with robust characters and a plot full of shenanigans. The story takes place in the English countryside, in the time of knights and kings, of course, which lends a magical backdrop to the tale. The characters are highly likable, and you can’t help but giggle at their constant need for to be proper, even when scheduling duels. The story follows the rocky friendship of Sir John the dragon and Palomides and their never-ending desire to best each other during their annual contest. The result of one such battle leads them to make a most unusual wager. The rest of the story follows them on their quest to find the perfect apprentices, though not without difficulties.

While the plot is entertaining, it’s the characters that drew me into the story. Sir John the dragon, with the help of his trusted companion Squire Shallow, cause plenty of chaos all over the countryside, with finesse, good manners, and a plethora of high-brow vocabulary. No matter what the dragons’ may be up to, Squire Shallow ensures that the proper rules of conduct are adhered to, as they are sensible dragons. Palomides is the most unusual wizard I have ever encountered, being fashionable, over-confident, and resourceful. He has a knack of using unorthodox methods of accomplishing his goals, which can sometimes get him into trouble.  All of the characters, both major and minor, added to the whimsy and snarky touch that makes this story so delightful.

I will confess, I’ve left out much about this story so that I don’t spoil it for anyone but trust me you will love it! If you’re into proper dragons, eccentric wizards and a basketful of hare-brained ideas, then grab a copy of The Dragon and the Apprentice. However, be forewarned, the book ends with a cliffhanger of sorts, and I am happily waiting for the next installment.

Note: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

You can pick up a copy today: http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Apprentice-Book-Chronicles-John-ebook/dp/B010Y07ZJ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1442363270&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Dragon+and+the+Apprentice

Happy Reading!

Regina

Cover Reveal For Karina Kantas

Hello all!

Sorry, I haven’t been blogging for a few days but I am back to announce a cover reveal for Karina Kantas’ Outlaw Series!!! I haven’t personally read the series yet myself, but it is on my TBR list!

So without further ado… Karina Kantas!!!

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Karina’s Bio in her own words:

With my love for rock music and S.E.Hinton’s YA novels, it’s no surprise my first novel was in the rebel teen fiction genre. My following novels are MC thrillers. But those that have read my short story collections Heads & Tales and UNDRESSED know I’m not just a “one genre” author. Born in the midlands UK, I grew up in a poor, rough area of town and used my writing to escape an unsettling reality. Delving deep into my characters’ minds and hearts, I give my readers thought provoking and sometimes dark and violent storylines.

I have over thirty publications including book reviews, film reviews, poetry, and articles.

Nominated top ten of female authors of biker fiction, my horror story Crossed, also won the first prize in an International Short Story contest.

With an International fan base, you can find me on popular network sites such as Twitter and Facebook where I’m only too happy to interact with my readers.

No matter what genre of fiction I write, you’ll always hear loud rock music playing while I work, as it allows me to fade away and become one with my characters. Don’t expect happy endings in my novels as I write about real life. What you will get are exciting storylines that will have you glued to the pages and desperate for more.

I live on the beautiful Island of Corfu with my Greek husband and two daughters.

Let’s check out her books! She currently has four in the Outlaw Series.

Cover designed by Stephen Blundell
https://www.facebook.com/ArtworksByStephenBlundell
An Australian artist who works in traditional mediums and digital art.

In Times of Violence

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“It’s about love, respect and the feeling of belonging.”

Jade’s infatuation with Marcus, head of the Tyrants, leads to a dangerous situation.

‘I was able to see part of myself with the decisions they made.’
‘Excellent storyline, riveting read.’

‘It’s amazing. I love the rawness of it.’

Huntress

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Sofi thinks she can walk into an outlaw MC and kill the president. But once she enters the wolves’ den there is no escape.

Love and revenge entwine in this raw emotional thriller.

‘Absolutely loved this book.’

‘A gritty story of revenge.’

‘Sad when it finished. It left me wanting more.’

Lawless Justice

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Time for the boys to ride bitch.

These Kittnz have claws!

Six empowering women that own the night.

‘A story like you’ve never read before.’

‘This book goes to work kicking ass.’

‘Violent, sexy, moving.’

Road Rage

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Gem learns too late that the sponsored racing club, RAGE are no different to the outlaw MC she escaped from

 ‘A thrilling nerve tingling ride.”

‘This book doesn’t slow down. Detailed and colourfully twisted.

“Vivid and captivating. The sex and violence just adds depth.’

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karina-Kantas/31754864225

https://twitter.com/KarinaKantas

International Amazon link.

Author.to/KarinaKantas