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Tales of the Fairy Anthology, Vol 2: Steampunk Fairies

The contributors of the Tales of the Fairy Anthology: Volume 2: Steampunk Fairies are proud to present the official cover for this amazing collection of magic and machines, releasing on May 06, 2015. To join the release party for fun, games, and prizes, please click here.

About the Cover

 

This sensational piece of art was created by world renown artist and judge of the GSNTV television show 'Skin Wars', Mr. Craig Tracy. The very talented and generous Mr. Tracy owns his own art gallery in New Orleans, The Craig Tracy Gallery. For more information about Mr. Tracy, please click here.

 

About the Book

 

Never before have magic and machines come together in such a way as brought to you by the sixteen authors, poets, and artists of this collaboration. When the world of the Fae meets Steampunk, all things are possible and there are no limits to the places you will visit, the creatures you will meet, and the technology that you will discover. Put a little magic in your gears and open up your minds and hearts as you enter the world of Steampunk Fairies.

 

The Contributors

 

Lexi Ostrow

 

Samantha Allard

 

Andrea L. Staum

 

Kristin Snyder

 

Emma Michaels

 

Michael Cross

 

Beth W. Patterson

 

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

 

Nicole L Daffurn

 

Audrey Gibson

 

Stephen T. De Marino

 

KC Finn

 

CL McCollum

 

Catherine Stovall

 

Samantha Ketteman

 

Jeannette Joyal

 

 

Cover Art

 

Craig Tracy of The Craig Tracy Gallery

 

 

Cover Design

 

Emma Michaels

 

 

Editor

 

Catherine Stovall

 

 

Publisher

 

Steamworks Ink

 

Meant for Her by Raine Thomas, Sale!!





Synopsis

Photographer Sierra Stratton views the world through a lens all her own. She has an uncanny sense about people, something that often causes her trouble. When she meets the sexy and brooding Evan Dorsey, her intuition tells her he’s suffering, and she wants to be the one to help him.

Evan isn’t open to help from anyone, however. His focus is on his Major League career and making himself as marketable as possible for his upcoming free agency. He plans to ride out the season in Atlanta and then sign with another team, away from the painful memories that haunt him.

Someone’s eager to send him on his way, too. Between anonymous threats and equipment sabotage, it’s clear he’s earned himself an enemy along the way. To him, it’s one more sign that he’s right to move on.

But Sierra threatens his conviction. Her contagious smile proves hard to resist, as does her kiss. She tempts him in ways he never anticipated, making him question his plans for the first time. If he’s not careful, she might just convince him that he’s meant for her.




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About the Author


Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Excerpt

He crossed his arms over his chest and stared at her. It was all she could do to keep her eyes on his face. She’d already seen the black tattoo on the inside of his left forearm that read Strength, but she hadn’t seen his others yet. Across his pecs was a longer tattoo, some sentence or phrase that she couldn’t read from where she stood. He had another one on his right bicep, high enough to be covered by a sleeve whenever he wore a shirt.

She wanted to run up to him and touch and examine every inch of his tanned skin, especially where his spectacular abs disappeared into a V where his towel cut him off. If she didn’t already look like a whacked out, creepy stalker, that would be sure to do the trick.

After a long moment, he said, “It’s not broken.”

Relief flooded through her, both because he apparently wasn’t filing charges and because Beck’s paw was only sprained. She went back down to her knees to pet him some more.

“I’m so glad to hear it. Did Dr. Paulk give you the anti-inflammatories?”

Evan made a face. “Yeah. When I tried to give one to Beck, he puked on me.”

She made a sound of sympathy and kissed the top of Beck’s head. “Poor thing. You’re not feeling well at all, are you, big guy?”

“You know, I’m the one who got puked on,” Evan grumbled.

That was way too good a segue to pass up. Getting to her feet, she slowly walked over to him. His eyebrow lifted.

“Poor, Evan,” she said, her eyes on his as she stopped in front of him. “You’ve had a rough couple of days, haven’t you, big guy?”

“You petted Beck,” he reminded her.

Smiling, she reached out and placed her palms on his chest. As she ran her hands over his hard muscles, she read his chest tattoo.

Play as if you’ll live forever.

“An oversight I’m happy to remedy,” she murmured, meeting his gaze as her right hand lowered to his abdomen. “How rough have you had it these past couple of days, Evan?”

He grabbed her hand when it reached the waistband of his towel. She hadn’t had any intention of going beneath it…this time. But it pleased her to look down and see the results of her touch on his body.

Figuring he wanted her to stop teasing him, she stepped away. He yanked her back against him and brought his mouth down on hers.

All sense of teasing was gone like a snap. Desire raged between them. The kiss was hot, open-mouthed, carnal. She buried her fingers in the hair at the base of his neck, barely aware when he reached down to lift her so that her legs wrapped around his waist. She just knew how happy she was to have even easier access to his fabulous mouth.

She met the thrust of his tongue with hers, mimicking the mating that they both clearly wanted. Soft moans and growls filled the room, none of them from the dogs. They backed against a wall. His lower body pressed hard against hers, the towel and her clothing suddenly unbearable barriers.

When she reached for the towel, he stopped her, breaking off the kiss. The sound of their ragged breathing blended with her pulse racing in her ears.

“Mother of God,” he panted, bracing himself against the wall. “I could take you right here.” 

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Happy Release day to Bethany Lopez! Love and Recipes available now!


We're celebrating the release of Love & Recipes: Food Inspired by Bethany Lopez Novels


Title: Love & Recipes: Food Inspired by Bethany Lopez Novels
Author: Bethany Lopez
Cover designed by: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs


Blurb: 
Bethany Lopez has loved writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of cooking came a little bit later in life. In Love & Recipes, she combines the two into one fun cookbook. With recipes ranging from easy to difficult, she’s incorporated dishes for every home cook. And, because each dish comes from the pages of her fiction novels, each recipe references back to the book and/or character from which the dish derived. Whether making a quick dinner for two, or looking for that perfect dish to bring to your family’s holiday dinner, Love & Recipes has the dish for you!




About the Author:
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.



That moment when....

I just returned home from watching Cinderella, what a great movie!! Kenneth Branagh did an excellent job. Richard Madden was awesome as well, but I still prefer him with a beard.
So in other news...
  • Alternate      I'm working on Alternate after my editor's first read through. So I'm going through her comments, and hopefully soon, she'll be able to dive into it once more. 
  • The Carriers   I'm also working on a new Young Adult book. The Carriers, title subject to change. I'm really digging this, even if the main character is slightly different from everyone else that I've written. It's strange, but in a good way.
  • Henry and Gracie's story, I'm still working on my New Adult book, shopping it around, etc. 
  • New Adult Thriller   still with Alpha Beta reader :) So far so good. 


Tonight at 7 pm, I'm taking over Rick Chianteretto's Facebook party, Join me!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1596952907185205/




And wish him a happy release day!






Cover Reveal: Chris Ledbetter's Drawn

Drawn
Release Date: 06/08/15
Evernight Teen
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Summary from Goodreads:
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.



About the Author
Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. And, without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

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Happy fifth birthday, Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street!

I started my first blog on livejournal, and then sometime around November 2009  I discovered that most authors had their blogs on Blogger.

Soon after starting this blog, I found out that I was pregnant with my second son, which meant that my posts were super sporadic, as pregnancy progressed. However, you guys stuck it out with me. For that I'm truly thankful.

And here we are now, five years on and almost three books later. Thank you to the many authors, and bloggers who have contributed to this blog. Thank you to Tara, for the awesome design, and thank you readers. You guys are awesome!

Writing Update and other things....

Hi Everyone!

#Alternate is finally with my editor at IAMBE BOOKS. It's taken exactly 9 months of writing and edits, and Baxter being a general lovely pain in my ass, but here we go now... Stay tune, I might have a release date soon, but I still think it'll be a summer book. :)


I'm done writing and editing my Henry and Gracie love story, this is my first Adult book, and it's currently being shopped around. AND I already have two requests, a partial and a full.  So exciting!

My New Adult Thriller, Something in the Water is currently with my Alpha reader, who didn't even want to wait for me to go over that first draft. However, I trust her implicitly as she's fluent in Marilyn and she'll be able to decipher even that which doesn't make sense.

I've started writing a new version of Casa de Animas, (House of Souls) with more witches and more suspense than the previously unfinished version, but it's got a very different feel to it. We'll see how this one goes and if I like this version. This story is very close to my heart, as it deals with loads of spiritual things believed by my family and things they actually did. I'm terribly excited about this story as well, but I can't really tease from it, until it's where I want it to be.

The Stories from the Veil series is currently on hold until I'm done with all the other projects. I fear this is a huge YA undertaking, and it'll take several years, just like Chronicles of the Interred did. However, Sphere Catchers and The Dragon and the Phoenix are finished. So at least those first drafts are done. I still have to write two more books. Then I'll go for the kill and try and edit all books in succession so I can get them ready to be queried, someday in the not too distant future. These books, though they are all stand alone, are bound together by a common theme, the Veil, so I really would like to publish them as a series, all at once. Rather than making people to wait for the next book. I know, I know, I've been reading my emails... you guys don't like to wait around.

Have a great Weekend!

















And The Walking Dead is back tomorrow!!!!