Spring is in the air and buds are starting to appear. Here are some books and articles to get you through any cold snaps and onto blue sky days.
April Alpha Extravaganza - #TheRomanceZone
UF & PNR April 2014 - #Supernatural
Hot Mojave Knights Readers’ Conference - #BehindtheScenes
The “Cats in Trouble” Mysteries - Leann Sweeney - #DarkStreets
Challenges of a Mature Indie Career - #IndiePubIt
BETA Readers, Promotion & Radio - #APieceOfMyMind
Wren has trained for war since she was a child, but a secret bond with the enemy leads her to question everything she's ever known.
Cast out by her family as a traitor, the fiery, alchemy wielding shape-shifter finds refuge in the arms of Ville, the raven-winged leader of the enemy clan. The two star-crossed lovers discover that the world they know is built on lies meant to fuel the war that has raged between the two clans for years.
Wren and Ville’s relationship transcends the racism and stereotypes around them, as they seek to discover the real cause of the fighting. Armed with alchemy, attitude, and a six-shooter, Wren sets out on a journey of love, loss, and redemption that will change the world.
EARTH AND SKY is a romantic fantasy set in a steampunk world of alchemist shifters and vampiric fallen angels. It has crossover potential, with appeal to mature young adult and adult audiences and is a perfect blend of romance, fantasy, and paranormal.
As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story?
Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll?permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm.
Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access
Mandy McKinney lives the charmed life. She is beautiful, athletic, popular, dating the hottest jock in school, and certainly doesn't have any time for her loser twin sister. But Mandy also has a secret. When the truth is unveiled, her world is twisted upside down, and her very life is at stake.
Mandy's twin sister, Brianna, has never had any success in the dating department. When Brianna finally meets the guy of her dreams, it turns out that he has secrets of his own. Dangerous secrets. Just her luck.
The twins are about to be swept away into a world of beauty and power beyond their wildest imaginations where nothing is what is seems, danger is lurking in the shadows, and their only chance of survival is finding themselves, and each other, once again.
Rachel Clancy has been through a lot. With a mission to fight vampires, while losing two boyfriends—one to a vampire and one because of his daddy issues—she is in charge of a secret revolution that could change Genesis, her home, forever. Her confidence is shot, her hands are shaking, and she hasn’t felt a real emotion, except for anger, in a long time.
Reign of Ash (The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga) by Gail Z. Martin (Apr 1, 2014) - Blaine McFadden survived six years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. When war devastates his homeland of Donderath, it also destroys the intentional magic on which Donderath and its fellow kingdoms rely. Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles return to a lawless wasteland where unrestrained magic storms appear and disappear unpredictably and monsters roam the ruins.
The first battle of the Sundering lies behind us. Your actions prevented utter tragedy... but there is no time to rest. The goddess Auril extends her freezing grasp toward Icewind Dale. You must make haste to the Dale, and bring relief to these frightened, desperate people. Your actions there will help shape the future of the Realms!