$25 Cover Reveal Giveaway: Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons by Jeff Gunhus

Jack Templar 5   Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons (The Templar Chronicles #5).

With two of the Jerusalem Stones in hand, Jack and his friends must race the clock to find the remaining Stones as Ren Lucre’s Creach forces gather strength. With two of their group now with Creach blood flowing in their veins, the team will be tested as never before. They must unite together if they have any hope of surviving their journey to the Underworld and their battle with the vicious Lord of the Demons. The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance.

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jeffAuthor Jeff Gunhus Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Amazon bestselling supernatural thriller, Night Chill, and the Middle Grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book of the series, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His book Reaching Your Reluctant Reader has helped hundreds of parents create avid readers. Killer Within is his second novel for adults. As a father of five, he and his wife Nicole spend most of their time chasing kids and taking advantage of living in the great state of Maryland. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel. If you see him there, sit down and have a cup of coffee with him. You just might end up in his next novel.

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$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 6/15/15 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.    a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

Veils and Vengeance

 Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

When wedding planner, Adrielle Pyper, goes to Hawaii to orchestrate a destination wedding, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. After the trauma of her previous event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best – plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s handsome brother. But just when everything seems to be perfect, an afternoon snorkeling trip turns to murder when Adri discovers the body of a young woman. Shaken, but unable to let it go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she could imagine. When a number of “accidents” threaten her own life, it soon becomes apparent that someone will do anything to keep Adri from interfering with their vengeance.   add to goodreads                                                   

                                                rachelleAuthor Rachelle J. Christensen

Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who writes mystery/suspense and solves the case of the missing shoe on a daily basis. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in music. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading. Rachelle is the award-winning author of six books, including Wrong Number, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, and What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know. Her novella, Silver Cascade Secrets, was included in the Rone Award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection.

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Excerpt: Dark Tidings by Ken Magee

Dark Tidings

Synopsis

What happens when ancient magic meets the internet? One thing is certain, modern life will never be the same again.

A thousand years ago, a young thief, Tung, and a disgraced wizard, Madrick, are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon. In the darkness, Madrick reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. The great spell helps them escape their prison cell… and eventually their century.

Catapulted into the present day, their lives collide with Michael, a computer hacker who plans to destroy the world’s largest bank. But sinister people are tracking their every move and they will stop at nothing to steal their spell.

Funny and frightening, Dark Tidings is book one of the spellbinding ‘Ancient magic meets the Internet’ trilogy.

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Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O5FF4S4

Excerpt

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share an excerpt of my writing here. I decided the best thing to share was the opening from Dark Tidings, book #1 of the ‘ancient magic meets the Internet’ trilogy. It’s only a few paragraphs, but I hope it’s enough to give a flavour of my writing style.

Chapter 1 – No Rest for the Wicked

Way back in the medieval mists of time, long before most people counted which century was which, Tung shivered violently on the ice-cold, stone floor of the executioner’s dungeon.

Dark, dank and putrid were the words an unscrupulous property merchant might have used to glamorise this miserable dungeon, no words were hideous or nauseating enough to describe the true horror of this dreadful place. To be fair though, it wasn’t all bad, at least the green slime, which oozed like pus from small cracks in the walls, added some colour to the drab greyness.

Tung huddled in the darkest corner of the freezing, granite cell wishing he was dead. He wouldn’t have to wait long for his wish to come true because he was due to be tortured to death the very next day. Roll on death, it couldn’t come a moment too soon. He was soaking wet, bruised, starving and parched with thirst. Yes, roll on death.

All he could do was pray for the merciful nothingness of sleep before the excruciating morning. He tossed and turned like an agitated foetus. How could anyone sleep in this frightful place? Hands over his ears, he tried to shut out the sounds of torturers’ hammers smashing bones, the heavy clunk of ratchets on the racks and the anguished screams which echoed forlornly down stone corridors. Rank stenches crept under the door to assault his nostrils, the acrid smell of flesh seared by white-hot branding irons overwhelming the other odours of human sweat, urine and excrement. Wails of despair reverberated inside his head. Did these evil tormentors never rest?

By some miracle, his brain dragged his racked body into an uneasy slumber. Praise the Lord for the gift of sleep, at least he still had this last sanctuary. His nightmares replayed his pathetic life as his subconscious tried to figure out how he’d ended up in this God-awful mess. The work of the devil, no doubt – with a little help from his fiends.

To be continued…

Bio of author

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Most folk believe that technology rules their lives. They’re wrong. Dark conspiracies and ancient magic actually dominate this planet. My one mission in life is to open people’s eyes to that fact.

My name is Ken Magee and I tell people I write contemporary fantasies which blend adventure and humour with technology and magic. My books live under the tagline ‘ancient magic meets the Internet’. I pretend that they’re works of fiction, because I’m afraid of the powerful people behind the conspiracies… I’m hoping a ‘fiction’ writer will slip under their radar.

Up until the point when I discovered about the frightening plot which deliberately caused the recent global financial meltdown, I’d led a fairly normal life. I’d worked for many years in the computer industry in roles ranging from programming through to sales. In the middle of it all, I’d served in the Naval Reserve… which was hard work, but fun. Then in 2010, I decided to make time to finish Dark Tidings, the book I’d started many years earlier (writing not reading). I would have finished it sooner, but life got in the way. It’s finished now (the book, not life).

Dark Tidings is book one of the series. The Black Conspiracy and A Darker Shade of Black complete the ‘ancient magic meets the Internet’ trilogy.

Links for author

Website – http://www.kenmageeauthor.com/

Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Magee/e/B006ISWTR0

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KenMageeAuthor

Email – ken.magee@gametheworld.com

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Giveaway: Secret Voices by Lynn Donovan

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Title:   Secret Voices
Series:  The Spirit of Destiny Series, Book 3 (Standalone)
Author:  Lynn Donovan
Published:  March 31st, 2015
Publisher:  AltWit Press
Genre:  Paranormal Mystery
Recommended Age:  13+
Synopsis:
The voices in Keisha’s head know where her fiancé has been left for dead, but who will believe her?
Keisha Moore has a secret which has been kept hidden her entire life. But when her fiancé, Clifford Valdez, disappears and the authorities dismiss it as lovers’ remorse, she has to tell somebody. Can she make anybody understand the four voices in her head are real, and they know where Clifford has been taken? How can she save the man she loves without revealing her deepest secret?
 
 
 
 

Excerpt from Secret Voices by Lynn Donovan:

No Word from Clifford

At six o’clock Keisha pulled left-over muffins from the display case and sacked them up for the freezer. Clifford hadn’t called or texted all day. A gnawing sensation burned in her stomach. Where was he? She scanned the street through the bakery’s plate-glass windows. Every call to his cell phone had gone to his voice mail. Another call to the office itself reached the new receptionist, Gloria, who had seen him come in after his morning classes, but hadn’t seen him since. But of course, according to Clifford, she was so overwhelmed learning his old job, Santa Claus could have come in and she probably wouldn’t have noticed. Keisha had asked for his voice mail and left a message.

An empty feeling stayed with her as she locked the front door and exited out the back.

Deidre’s voice sounded muffled and sing-song. An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth. Tit for tat and all of that.

What? Are you drunk, Deidre? Keisha drove home without the radio on. She wanted to be able to hear her phone chime when Clifford called.

How could I be drunk?

Don’t know. How can you talk to me in the first place?

Point taken.

Somebody needs to shut up! Abbie jeered in a sing-song imitation.

She’ll figure it out eventually, Deidre replied back but still in the sing-song tone.

It’s not your place! Abbie sang.

“What?” Keisha turned onto her street.

Silence.

“What will I figure out eventually?”

Silence.

“You guys make me so mad, sometimes.” Keisha shoved the front door open and stomped into her house. This was another gift from Rose after she married Zeke, the deed to Rose’s parent’s house. Keisha let her purse drop onto the bench in the mud room, the entry area of the house, and hung up her coat. Glancing at her phone again, with no text reply or missed calls, she decided to call Pastor V.

 
 
 
 

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About the Author:
Lynn Donovan spends her days chasing after her muses, trying to get them to settle down and behave long enough to write down their words and actions. The results have produced short stories published in anthologies: The Clockwork Dragon, Different Dragons II, and Supernatural Colorado. Lynn’s full-length novels include The Wishing Well Curse, Thorns of Betrayal, and Secret Voices. She has also published Rocking Horse Shadows, and Christmas Grace, Signing Seeds. Other stories are hovering out there somewhere, so keep a look out for Fertility Pirates, Echoes from the Loft, and White Blossom Cottage.
Lynn enjoys reading and writing Christian, Paranormal, and Speculative Fiction. But you never know what her muses will come up with for a story, you could see a novel under any given genre. All that can be said is keep your eyes open, cause these muses are not sitting still for long! Oops, there they go again…
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There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
Print copy of The Wishing Well Curse, Thorns of Betrayal, and Secret Voices. (1 winner US only)

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Giveaway and Excerpt: Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes by Julie Wetzel

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Title:  Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes
Series:  The Ancient Flame Series Novella
Author:  Julie Wetzel
Published:   May 26th, 2015
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre:  NA Urban Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Violence, adult language
Recommended Age:  18+
Synopsis: Leprechauns don’t exist. Or that’s what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
 
 
 

Excerpt #from Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes

Cathren came over to stand next to Patrick. “Please,” she begged. “Just stop this.”

Patrick turned to her. “I can’t.” Taking up her hand, he pressed it to his chest again. “I am sworn to grant your wishes.” His fingers spun the gold chain still wrapped around Cathren’s arm. “I have never failed before, and I will not fail in this.” He studied her face for a moment.

“Patrick…” Cathren said, exasperated. She needed to put her foot down or he would never stop throwing men at her.

“Have dinner with me,” he said, cutting her protests off.

“What?” she asked, shocked.

“This evening. Have dinner with me,” he begged again. “I think I know why the people I’ve picked haven’t worked out.”

Cathren just gave him curious eyes.

“I don’t know you well enough. I could take you out and get you those waffles.” He pressed her hand into his chest harder. “Please.”

Cathren shook her head in amusement. It was hard to tell him no when he got that look on his face. “All right.” Even with him throwing random men at her, she always found Patrick’s company pleasant.

A smile lit his face, and he pulled her in for a hug.

She stiffened in surprise.

“Thank you,” he whispered right next to her ear.

Cathren couldn’t help but notice how solid he was as he squeezed her against him. “You’re welcome.” She relaxed in his grip. Her arms moved up his back, and she melted into his embrace. He was warm and felt so right wrapped around her.

“I’ll pick you up after work.” The way his voice vibrated through her set her insides quivering. They pulled apart slightly as he leaned back to look down at her.

Cathren’s eyes latched onto his lips. They were sensual and full. For just a moment, she wondered what they would feel like pressed against hers. The urge to rise up and claim them raced through her. Their eyes met, and she could almost see the same thought rush through him. A pang of desire hit her, melting her insides.

“Well.” Patrick shifted his grip on her and stepped away, breaking their contact. “I’ll see you later.” He patted her on the upper arms and was out the door before she could say anything to stop him.

Cathren staggered at the sudden lack of warmth and support. She gasped at her uncontrolled feelings. It took her a few moments of standing there to straighten her mind up enough to go back to organizing her buttons. Realization smacked her in the head as she shifted the pins around. She hadn’t found anything in common with any of the guys he had brought her, because she found Patrick more interesting than all of them.

 
 
 
 
 

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About the Author:
Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other. Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
Julie Wetzel is the author of her debut novel Kindling Flames. Kindling Flames was released through Crimson Tree Publishing in 2014.
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Spotlight: Hypnotized by Georgia Le Carre

Title: Hypnotized

Author: Georgia Le Carre

Genre: Erotic Suspense

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Synopsis

 

Hypnotized… Unlocking her mind… Will unleash his darkest desires. Marlow Kane Two years ago I had the perfect life. Then…BOOM…everything was gone in a one shocking instant that left me dead inside. Now I’m a hypnotist on London’s famous Harley Street. I’ll help you kick a habit, lose an irrational fear, shed some pounds, or explore your past… My new client Olivia Swanson is an incredibly beautiful, mysterious and troubled young woman who has lost her memory. As our sessions commence her deepest darkest desires are laid bare and I realize she is not at all what she seems to be. What I uncover is so intoxicating I begin to lose all sense of professionalism. I know I should abandon our weekly encounters—I know I should stop—but I can’t… What I fear most is what I am discovering about myself…. Olivia Swanson. Marlow Kane is unlike any man I’ve ever known. He has film star looks, a ripped body and a very sexy American accent. But sometimes when he thinks no one is looking I see pain swimming in his eyes. To excavate my buried memories I gave him permission to delve into the darkest recesses of my mind, but I’ve now begun to experience flashbacks. The problem is I don’t recognize the woman in my memories. But I say nothing because I fear he may suddenly stop and I cannot let him walk away. I live for his smoldering gaze and forbidden touch. He has no idea that the deeper he goes the more entangled we become….

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‘I want you.’ The gold went from his eyes. They glowed like wet amber. Wild, ancient, and powerful. Suddenly, as if it was too much to resist, his hand reached out and grabbed a handful of hair from the back of my head. My mouth went dry. I swayed toward him. I could smell him. Soap. Alcohol. At this time of the afternoon? And something else. The smells of his day? Impossible to tell. Intriguing nevertheless. The other hand, rough with urgency, curled around my waist. Hot, solid and possessive. His lips traveled downwards. It must have been only a second but it seemed to take ages. Breathlessly I waited for his lips to find mine. I felt him inhale before our lips touched. And then all hell broke loose and I lost all sense of time or place. The brutal warmth of his mouth was incredible. All that was cold and lost inside me went up in flames like kindling on a dry night. I laced my fingers through the lushness of his thick hair and moaned. His tongue was fire. Irresistible. A madness that swept along my lower lip. When he bit the edge of my bottom lip hard enough for me to gasp with a mixture of pain and pleasure, his tongue snaked into my open mouth, muscular, cocky, and tasting indescribably delicious. A rush of heat flared between my legs. I stood on tiptoes like a child reaching for a treat on a high shelf, and sucked the hot and silky flesh like it was toffee. I could have sucked him forever. The greed that flashed inside me was as shocking as the impatience that poured out of me. I was starving for him.

About The Author

Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees.

When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.

 

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Email Add: georgialecarre@gmail.com

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Sunday Special: Ice Pops!

Summer is almost here and my family is looking forward to swimming and sitting by the pool enjoying our Ice Pops. Here are two Ice Pop Molds I recently reviewed that my family just fell in love with!

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Ozera Popsicle Molds Ice Pop Molds, Set of 4, White 

  • Material: Set of 4 ice pop molds made of durable BPA-free plastic
  • Save money by making healthy freeze pops using your favorite juices, flavors and ingredients
  • Easy to use and clean – dishwasher safe
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Approximate Dimensions: Length 5.5 inch;Height 4.7 inch;Width 3.3 inch

Review:

The first thing I thought of when I first saw this Popsicle Molds is how much it looks like the one we had when I was a child! It really brought back memories of those hot Texas Summer days and cooling off with my sibling by sucking on ice pops my Mom used to make using Kool-Aid.

Now I can relive those moments with my own kids. I use different juice mixes to make fun Ice Pops for them. They all loved enjoy them, from my youngest to my adult age kids. It was a nice treat to have while sitting on the sunny back porch after doing the yard work or while we are swimming. Everyone gave these Ice Pop Molds two thumbs up and that makes me a happy Mom!

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Ozera Cute Popsicle Molds Ice Pop Molds with Bowl, Kids Size, Set of 6, Blue

  • Material: Set of 6 ice pop molds made of durable BPA-free plastic
  • Unique design, creative shapes,which can produce 6 Popsicle and easy to clean
  • Very easy,just gently squeeze the ice tank,it will be easy to remove the popsicle or pudding complete
  • Saves time and effort, you can make your own hands at home
  • Approximate Dimensions: Height 3.5 inch;Diameter 5.5 inch
  • Comes in three colors: blue, pink and orange

Review:

This is just sooo cute! My youngest daughter loves Ice Pops but she is too little to eat a normal size one. She always ends up making a mess and getting is all over her and staining her cloths. So I was thrilled that this cute set of Ice Pop molds makes smaller size ones!

I can fill this up with healthy juice, freeze it and when I give it to my daughter she actually finishes it without making a mess! She and I both love this set and I know we will be using it every summer! I received this for an unbiased and honest review.

Recipe:

Here a recipe that my family just loves:

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed

  • 2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • Ice Pop Mold

  1. Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt, and sugar into a blender. Cover, and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired.
  2. Fill molds 3/4 full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each mold.
  3. Place the molds in the freezer for at least 5 hours. Then enjoy!
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