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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cover Reveal

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Our upcoming time travel anthology from Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing will be releasing on June 16, 2015. We are pleased to share the official cover reveal for TWISTS IN TIME. This anthology will include exclusive stories from award-winning and best-selling authors: Jon Messenger, Sherry D. Ficklin, Julie Wetzel, Kelly Risser, Kathy-Lynn Cross, Amanda Strong, Sandy Goldsworthy, Holly Kelly and Kasi Blake. We look forward to hearing what you think of the cover. Don't forget to leave a comment!
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What would happen if time, the fragile thread that both leads and binds us, could be unwound as simply as untying a knot? Would we go back, charging through our own history, changing and tweaking, plucking at that fragile thread until time itself unraveled all around us? Would we create countless universes through which we could live our fantasies—or would we become our own nightmares? Would we blaze ahead, reckless and wild, into our own futures? Would we become our own heroes, or would we become villains?
Join us for a series of stories that explore time, through the eyes of those bold enough to conquer it, and foolish enough to try to control it. From the award-winning team of authors at Clean Teen Publishing, TWISTS IN TIME will both entertain and challenge the way you see the world around you. Because when one finds a way to break the barrier of time, endless worlds of possibilities emerge.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cover Reveal

EARTH GOD COVER REVEAL

The final novel in the World Aflame Saga has a new cover. Clean Teen Publishing is excited to share the official cover reveal for EARTH GOD by Jon Messenger. If you haven't started reading this amazing paranormal series by Jon Messenger, you can start reading it today for free! Find out why Wind Warrior is a Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist. Make sure to drop us a comment to let us know what you think of this new cover.
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EARTH GOD BY JON MESSENGER RELEASES MAY 25, 2015

THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA,
THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND,
THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME,
THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH.
The Fire Elemental has risen and its followers, the Fire Caste, have destroyed the planet. Humanity hangs on the cusp of extinction; their only hope now lies with the troubled Wind Warrior, Xander Sirocco.
Xander has absorbed the power of the Wind and Water Elementals but at great personal cost. Finding Sammy has been his anchor through the chaos around him, but now he finds himself wondering if saving her is enough.
Sammy remains a prisoner of the Fire Elemental, her mind trapped, as the dragon possesses her body. Her love for Xander keeps her going, but will her passion be enough to stop the Elemental from killing Xander once and for all?
Humanity's last hope rests in Xander finding the Earth Elemental. Claiming the power of the Earth is the last step before he can confront the dragon holding Sammy hostage. Unfortunately, he's not the only one who knows the location of the Earth Elemental.
It's a race against time between Xander and the dragon to claim the last of the Elemental power and bring an end to a war that's spanned millennia.
Earth God is the exciting conclusion to the bestselling and award-winning World Aflame series.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Release Day for Hunted

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I'm so excited to have you be a part of my release day for HUNTED, Book 3 of the Donovan Circus Series! Sometimes it feels like I just released the first book, GIFTED, a few days ago; other times, it feels like more years than it's actually been! :) Thank you to the amazing bloggers, authors, and readers who have helped make this such an awesome release day. Also a special thanks to my cover designer, Kate at Dwell Design & Press for her amazing cover work! I hope you all find the third adventure as exciting as the first two - and perhaps much darker, as there are many underlying things bubbling to the surface, secrets coming unveiled, and a death that will shake the troupe in a terrible way. HUNTEDCoverSm Back Cover Synopsis: Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence. When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead. This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.
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Haven't read the first two in the series? No problem! You can get the first adventure, GIFTED, for only 99 cents on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks!
Gifted A Donovan Circus Novel cover image In Gifted, meet Lucy, a Firestarter who just wants to be normal amongst the freaks. She can control fire, though she’s quick to discover that power doesn’t always bring good things. Her famous father may have created a fiery legacy, but their good name is threatened when Lucy’s framed for murder. Felix Hardy, an old “friend” of the show, offers another side of the Donovan Circus story, one her father never told her. As she struggles to clear her name, Lucy will discover that maybe some things are better left in the past. amazon74196-b26nIBooks_logo ___________________________________________________________________ BURNED is just $2.99 on the same platforms. Get it for your e-reader today! burned_cover_final_webBurned picks up right where Gifted left off, in a new city and ready to get back to work. When Lucy is attacked on the grounds, it’s discovered her enemy had friends – big ones. Medved, a Shapeshifter known as “the Bear,” is intent on the gifted world’s exposure to humans. To build his army, he needs Sheffield and Lucy out of his way. Sheffield sends Lucy and her friends to form an alliance with the Grayson Circus members, who have as many quirks as the Donovan group. Not all are who they seem and Lucy must choose who to trust before Medved kills them all. amazon74196-b26nIBooks_logo ___________________________________________________________________ About the Author: Liz Long, indie authorLiz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as "X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in." Her second book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. Her newest title, A Reaper Made, is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family's souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. To learn more about Liz, visit her website: http://lizclong.com. Author Links: Website: http://lizclong.com Twitter: (Handle: @LizCLong) https://twitter.com/LizCLong Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lizclongauthor Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/lizlong Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LizLong

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Top Ten Characters Who Are Writers


Who are my TOP TEN favorite characters who are writers?  These are from movies, TV, and (of course) books.  See what you think of my list and let me know if I overlooked your favorites.

These are in no particular order, just as they occur to me.

10.  Misery:  This book by Stephen King became a movie starring James Conn and Kathy Bates.  It was eerily good, and I could totally relate when she burned a manuscript he'd slaved over.  I would have killed her for that alone, before she started with the torture.  

9.  Wonder Boys: This movie starred Michael Douglas as a writer, and my favorite scene is when his manuscript pages are blowing all over the place and he can't catch them all.  Gives me nightmares just thinking about it.

8.  Mike & Molly:  I have to mention this TV show because Molly goes from teaching to writing a book.  She gets a huge advance before it is even finished (yeah, right) and even though it isn't doing very well, she gets signed on for another book.  Ridiculous.  But it makes me laugh and that is what the writers intend.

7.  Supernatural:  This is my FAVORITE show as anyone who knows me already understands.  I am Supernatural-obsessed, so I have to mention Chuck here.  He writes the Supernatural books without realizing Sam and Dean are real. My favorite scene with him is when he says, "Writing is hard."  I know a lot of people who would buy these books if they'd write them, but Titan Books has the 'rights' to Supernatural at this moment, and they are having their writers do new books. I've read a few and don't like them. Most of them have been unable to capture the characters' voices.  

6.  Romancing the Stone:  This is kind of an old movie with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.  She plays a romance writer who goes to South America to save her sister.  Every time she finishes a book, she celebrates by drinking and giving her cat a can of tuna.  Lol.  And I love it when she gets recognized by a (either drug or gun, can't remember) runner in the middle of nowhere.

5.  Castle:  This TV show stars Nathan Fillion as the writer.  He uses his connection to the mayor to get a front row seat with the NYPD as they solve real-life mysteries.  Love the way his imagination works.  

4.  The Shining:  I love the original that stars Jack Nicholson as the writer who takes his family to a top of the line hotel where they get snowed in.  He slowly loses his mind.  Love the way he keeps writing the same line over and over as he descends into madness.

3.  The Secret Window:  Talk about insane writers, this is another Stephen King one and it stars Johnny Depp.  The thing I appreciate most about this character is how much he naps.  Lol.  Me too.

2.  The Following:  I have to mention this TV show because it has two writers.  Joe, the lunatic, has written a book that didn't sell very many copies, but the book written about him by an FBI agent, about the women he killed, is a best seller.  Personally, I think that pisses him off more than the fact the agent put him in prison.

1.   ???  I have a book coming out someday with a twisted writer who uses his magical ink to introduce disaster to certain lives.  Keep in touch and I'll let you know more about it later.

NOW, tell me about your favorite characters who are writers.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Big Reveal

Welcome (back) to the TIME WAR...

Books 2 & 3 of the best selling Lost Imperials series

Releasing 5/5/15

from Clean Teen Publishing

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Individual digital editions will be available everywhere e-books are sold.
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Exciting news! Prodigal and Riven will be available in 2 special combined print editions!

Barnes & Noble and other retailers will feature a standard combined print edition:

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PRODIGAL:

STEIN has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past, and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew, and everyone she thought she could trust, has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

RIVEN:

ETHAN is left with a serious problem after what should have been a routine mission. He's fractured, a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Want to know more about The Lost Imperials Series? Check out below:

In a battle for control of the time stream, the past and the future will collide, either saving mankind, or destroying it. The Tesla Institute stands on one side of the battle. Controlled by the mind of one of the greatest inventors in history, the Institute recruits gifted, young time travelers called Rifters. Those who survive his training are sent into history with the mission to preserve the time stream, recruit more of their kind, and better humanity through subtle, controlled event manipulation. Standing in the way are the Hollows, a rogue group of Rifters who have vowed to put an end to the Tesla Institute, at all costs. They steal, cheat, and bend history to their own ends. Using children stolen from time as their personal armies, they fight not only for control of time itself, but also for self-preservation.  

You can find, EXTRACTED, book 1 of The Lost Imperials everywhere books are sold.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Amazon Giveaway

Try to win a copy of Bait at Amazon.
https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/7a8463659985620d


This is a little experiment I'm doing to see how well it works to promote my books.
If you are interested, click on the link.  You'll be asked to follow me on Twitter.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Three Release Party

THREE EXCITING RELEASES & ONE HUGE PARTY!



We are celebrating three exciting releases that hit the shelves TODAY! There's a little something for every reader here. Plus, join our exciting party tonight for games, prizes and more! 



CHECK OUT THESE NEW RELEASES TODAY:



UNSPEAKABLE by Michelle K. Pickett 

Presented by Clean Teen Publishing. (Young Adult Contemporary Romance- Realistic Fiction)


“Breathe. No one will break me. I’m strong. Breathe. Just breathe.”

On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school—Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of. 

She carries a dark secret. Plagued by nightmares and pain, the secret dominates her life. If she hadn’t walked away. If she had just… but she didn’t. And now she has to live with her choices. But when someone uncovers her family’s past, they use it against her, crushing her spirit little by little. She tells herself she just has to make it to graduation. Then she can leave Middleton, and her secret, far behind.

When Brody transfers to Cassidy High, he turns Willow’s life upside down. He shows her what it feels like to live again, really live. And suddenly, she isn’t satisfied with just surviving until graduation. She wants a normal life—with Brody—and he wants her. But the closer they become, the more it threatens to unravel the secret she’s worked so hard to hide.

Willow finds true love with Brody. Will she let his love save her, or walk away from him to keep her secret safe?




VOODOO MOON by DJ Westerfield writing as June Stevens

Presented by Crimson Tree Publishing. (Paranormal Romance—Mature)


Zombies aren’t supposed to exist, yet they are turning up all over Nash City. As a member of the Elite Black Blade Guard, Fiona Moon is tasked with hunting down the most dangerous Paranorm criminals. Now she must find out who is kidnapping mages and sucking the life energy from their bodies. To make matters worse, she has to work with the one man that embodies everything she despises. Ian Barroes is the rich founder and head of the Necromancers Guild and a professor of Necromantic Studies at the Academy of Science and Magic. There is one thing he wants more than anything else in the world… Fiona.

They each hold secrets that could destroy them, but could also be the key to destroying the evil Voodoo priest, Bokor. They must learn to trust each other and track down Bokor before more innocents are taken, and murdered. To make matters worse, when Fiona becomes a target of the evil madman, she finds herself lured into his trap. Now she and Ian have to fight for survival and their very souls.






THE BIONICS by Alicia Michaels
Presented by Crimson Tree Publishing. (New Adult Dystopian—Mature)
*New and revised special edition! Made into a full length novel. 

All Blythe Sol ever wanted was to be a normal girl. Yet, her dreams of following in her father’s footsteps by joining the military after graduation are crushed when nuclear war comes to the United States in the year 4006. Tens of thousands are killed in a series of attacks on many major cities, while thousands more are left injured from the devastation of the blasts, or terminally ill from the effects of radiation.

When the government offers the sick and injured a second chance as part of the Restoration Project, how could they refuse? Hoping to put her life back together after the blasts take both her arm and her eye, Blythe enrolls in the program filled with hope. She never expects that the bionic additions will change her life so drastically. When it is discovered that those outfitted with the robotic parts have become enhanced beyond the limits of ordinary human ability, normal can never exist for her again.

The Bionics become targets of the government, as fear of them spreads across the nation, further enflamed by media propaganda and political conspiracy. Forced to go into hiding or face execution, society’s outcasts band together to form the Restoration Resistance—an underground rebellion which Blythe becomes a part of in order to survive. She could never imagine that joining them would thrust her at the forefront of an imminent revolution, or that it would put her in a confusing tug-of-war between two of her fellow soldiers—Gage Bronson, the mysterious new addition to the Resistance, and Dax Janner, her best friend. Even though Gage is rapidly capturing her heart, she is forced to face the possibility that her feelings for Dax might just go beyond friendship. However, with impending war and the threat of death hanging over her head, Blythe hardly has time to worry about anything as trivial as a love life...