Thursday, 25 August 2016

Cover Reveal for Salvation (Book Two of the Prophecy Series) by @LeaKirkWrites #scifi #romance


Salvation
Book Two of the Prophecy Series

A blessing and a curse…
Seven years ago, a single moment changed the course of Nicholaus Bock’s life forever—the moment his preternatural Gift to heal awakened in him. A gift that made him an invaluable commodity to the known galaxy. Now his mentor’s intriguing and secretive new student goes out of her way to challenge his loyalty to everything he values.

A dark secret…
After facing death and destruction during the Anferthian invasion, Sakura Yamata revels in her new-found Gift to heal. Helping Earth’s survivors keeps her mind off the loss of her family, and the memory of the terrible choices she made. Nick could penetrate her defenses and discover what she’s hiding. She must not let the handsome healer close enough for that to happen.

A race facing annihilation…
When a mysterious disease strikes the hidden sanctuary of the Anferthian dissenters, Nick and Sakura are called in to help. But someone is going to great lengths to ensure the dissenters don’t survive. Nick and Sakura must set aside their differences and work together to save them before the fragile peace between three worlds is shattered.

Coming October 18, 2016
Available for pre-order now

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Pre-order Links:

Amazon Universal Link: myBook.to/SalvationLeaKirk 
Kobo: link coming soon!

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Author Bio:

Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her science fiction romances. Her fascination with science fiction began at six years old when her dad introduced her to the original Star Trek TV series. She fell in love with the show, and was even known to run through her parents’ house wearing the tunic top of her red knit pantsuit and her white go-go boots pretending to be Lieutenant Uhura.

In January of 2016, she published her well-received debut novel, Prophecy, Book One of the Prophecy Series. She followed that up in April with a short story, All of Me, set in the Prophecy Series universe. Another short story, Space Ranger, will be released October 11, 2016 as part of the Pets in Space Anthology. Salvation, her second full-length novel comes out a week later. The third book in her series, Collision, is scheduled for 2017.

Ms. Kirk lives in Northern California with her wonderful hubby of twenty-six years, their five kids (aka, the nerd herd), and a whole slew of characters just itching to have their stories told!

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Other books by Lea Kirk:


Prophecy, Book One of the Prophecy Series

Amazon Universal Link: myBook.to/ProphecyLeaKirk 
My short review of book one:

I LOVED. This. Book. While it's a little light on the SF elements for me, it's a stunning debut that reads like the work of a long-term professional author. The writing is smooth and highly polished, with great sensual intimacy in the sex scenes without a lot of explicit wording. Wonderfully three dimensional characters and perfectly written primary and secondary romances that will leave you longing for a Matiran of your own. Recommended for fans of alien abduction/invasion stories, gut-punching sensual romance, those who don't like their SFR too tech-heavy, and especially if you're looking for a variation on the alien abduction theme.

All of Me, A Prophecy Series Short Story

Amazon Universal Link: myBook.to/AllOfMeLeaKirk 

Space Ranger, A Prophecy Series Short Story
(Part of the Pets in Space Anthology)


Release date: October 11, 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Blog Tour - Static (The Luminaries #2) by SK Anthony #NA #UrbanFantasy #giveaway @SKathAnthony

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Static (The Luminaries #2)
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 20th 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend. Or so he thought.

As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.

One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . . 


Excerpt:
I was about to smile but she kneed me right where a man should never be hit. I fell to the floor again, but this time gripping my manhood. I winced and noticed Chris had Ryan’s mother sitting on the chair next to the man he’d been fighting. He had them hypnotized.
“Chris,” I called in between breaths.
As he walked toward me, we both stared at Ryan as she pulled out a few strands of my hair. It was so fast I didn’t have time to react. I just grabbed Chris and teleported to the car.

“You okay, bro?” he asked after we’d been driving for a few minutes.
I was still holding on to my groin. “Not really. She’s a witch, that one!”
He shook his head. “She saved your life.”
“And I saved hers. We’ve formed some bad habits.”
“You think that’s it?” Chris asked.
“I don’t know. Yes. What is she planning with Gabby? And what the hell does she want with my hair?”
“Gabby? That’s probably to make Dr. Ryder do what they want. Your hair? I don’t know . . . because she’s obsessed with you? Man, this is all kind of messed up.” He turned to look at me. “Is that a tear?”
“I think I’m gonna lose my balls!”
“Hang on,” Chris said, pulling over to a 7-Eleven. He went in and came back with a bag. “Here.”
“What is this?” I asked as I opened the bag. “Ice. Yeah, thanks. We probably should never talk about this again, dude,” I said, placing the bag on my crotch.
“What? That I bought ice for your balls?” Chris laughed, and then cleared his throat. “Yes, let’s just—we’ll keep that to ourselves. I’m not even sure it will help. The way I see it, it’s better to be numb than in pain.”
“She was vicious with that knee, though,” I said.
“I saw her. She concentrated just like you taught her. So really, you should be proud of yourself. The more it hurts the more you know your training with her was perfect.” Chris choked back a laugh.
“Keep that up, everyone will know you tended to me.”

His eyes widened. “Nah, that’s okay. We’re good.”

About the Author
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!

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One (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card — for reviews only. (links to Amazon review to be entered in giveaway by 9/30/16)
One (1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
One (1) Set of Signed Copies of KINETIC & STATIC + notebook, pen, & bookmark
Two (2) Static Notebooks
One (1) Set of KINETIC & STATIC e-books

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Blog Tour: The Departed by Kristy Cooper #YA #dystopia #giveaway via @kristycooperYA


Where I got the idea for The Departed.


A lot of people have asked me where I got the idea for a book about a fake rapture. I have always been fascinated by the idea of the rapture, and I've met a lot of people over the years, who seemed to not only believe it was going to happen soon, but also wanted it to happen as soon as possible. I even had a friend in high school tell me there was no point in recycling, because she was expecting to be brought up to heaven very soon so there was no need to preserve or reuse our natural resources. That was twenty years ago . . .

I began to imagine what it would be like for someone to fake the rapture and how they could convince so many others to go along with them. I always saw this story with teenagers being the main characters, because I still read a lot of YA and I feel like this type of narrative made the most sense for me as a young adult novel. I've always considered it a dystopia, but I know it's not necessarily one in the traditional sense.

This story germinated for years until I finally sat down and made myself write it. When I began figuring out how the entire conspiracy worked, I realized there were actually several layers to unveil for the reader about who was behind it and what their motivations were. At that point, I knew this story was a series and there were a lot of crazy things that Gwen, Isaiah, Mindy, and the rest of my characters could discover on their journeys for the truth.


The Departed
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: July 6th 2016

Summary from Goodreads: 


What if someone tried to fake the rapture?

When hundreds of thousands of people disappear in the middle of the night, including sixteen-year-old Gwen's best friend Lana, no one knows why. Some believe they were taken in the rapture, while others are convinced that it can't be true. Doomsday prophecies abound that involve horrifying tales of plague, famine, earthquakes, and more.

At first, Gwen doesn't know what to think. While she is busy mourning Lana, many people around her are getting taken in by the cultish True Believers Temple, including Gwen's dad and her friend Mindy. It is clear that more and more people are going to be pressured to join this church, as it starts taking over the media and the government, gaining zealous followers all over the world.

Then Gwen starts receiving emails from Lana. She claims to have been forced into hiding with thousands of others in an underground compound. Gwen is convinced the emails are real and the only other person who also believes her is Isaiah, her moody crush. Together they resolve to find out where everyone is hiding and help set Lana free.
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About the Author
Kristy Cooper found herself often contemplating unusual what-if scenarios and knew it was time to start writing them down. She worked as a librarian for years and is now busy raising small children and writing YA novels. Stay up to date with her books at kristycooper.com.

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