Moonshadow’s Guardian

Dianna Gunn has crafted an awesome world with vivid characters and an intense storyline that sweeps you away in this dark fantasy. Book One of the Moonshadow Rising Duology (World of Omicaer Novels) is a definite must read! It also makes a great gift for the holidays.

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Folklore & Fantasy Mix in Carol Browne’s Terrific Series

Epic fantasy is a passion with Carol Browne and no one writes it better. Her new release is a story deep-seeded in folklore, mysterious creatures, and fantastical beings where elves were just the tip of the sword. The Gateway to Elvendom takes Godwin on a new adventure into the world long forgotten by humans… The Elwardain Chronicles is a series you do not want to miss.

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Traveler’s Zone Book Tour

Chris Pavesic continues the amazing story of Cami Malifux with Book 2 of the Revelation Chronicles.

Escape from a world of darkness into a magical realm of limitless adventure.

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Traveler’s Zone Trailer

  Sings out loud “I’m so excited* …” Be thankful you aren’t here. My singing voice is terrible. But I digress … What has brought forth this burst of musical misadventure? Launch day for the Traveler’s Zone trailer, Book 2 in my Revelation Chronicles series. Did you know when the Avengers: Infinity Wars trailer hit…

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Ghost in the Garden by H.L. Carpenter

She has her future planned out, and that future includes plants. Chrys is going to be a plant scientist like her uncle and her favorite teacher, and she’s determined to find the very rare Coralroot orchid.
The ghost is not in the plan.

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Dog Eared by Jojo Debrazza

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Jojo Debrazza’s new children’s book, Dog Eared! Follow the tour to read reviews, excerpts, and book spotlights: https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2018/05/book-tour-schedule-dog-eared-by-jojo.html Publication Date: April 10, 2018 ASIN: B07C47Z4V4 Length: 140 pages Genres: Children’s Fiction Amazon Goodreads About Dog Eared: Dogs can’t read. Right? When Sophie’s grandfather moves in to a retirement…

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Amazon Giveaway & Limited Time Offer

To celebrate the launch of Unquiet Dead, I am hosting giveaways on Amazon. Unquiet Dead (Chiaroscuro Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition). Click to Enter NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Mar 31, 2018 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.     Starter Zone (The Revelation Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle…

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Changes

Hi all– If you have been a long-time reader of my blog, you will have noticed a few changes in the format. This will soon be accompanied by some changes in my posting schedule. For the last year I have been posting 5 days a week. Posts about writing, reading, cooking, gaming, health and beauty,…

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Shadow Walker Exclusive Excerpt

Shadow Walker Shadow Walker Trilogy, Book 1 Tiffany Shand About Shadow Walker: After her enforcer teammates are killed in a bust gone wrong, Denai witch Charlie McCray struggles to carry on working the job without them. Using her gift of communicating with the dead, she’s determined to get justice and find those responsible no matter…

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Resurrection by Yasmine Phoenix

If paranormal and urban fantasy are your thing then you are sure to enjoy this debut novel from Yasmine Phoenix. Years of plotting and planning and rewriting gave life to Resurrection, Book One in the Witches Brew series. I hope you enjoy this introduction. Sometimes to do good you have to do bad. Sophia Sullivan…

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The Importance of Voice in Fiction Writing by Rita Monette

Rita Monette joins my blog today with some writing advice and an exciting new release. Take it away Rita! You may have heard the term voice in writing. However, there are two types of voice in writing fiction. One is the voice of the author: How you write and express yourself, tell their stories. That…

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The Power of Hope by Dianna Gunn

The Power of Stories of Hope The world today is awash in grimdark fantasy and dystopian science fiction, and we’re sure to see an even bigger surge in both genres now that we’ve entered the era of Trump and Brexit. I personally know half a dozen authors who have been inspired to write new dystopian…

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Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel

Author: Karissa Laurel Release: 2016 Genre: Steampunk | Fantasy Series: Stormbourne Chronicles Edition: Kindle Publisher: Evolved Publishing, LLC The Lord of Thunder has passed, leaving daughter Evelyn Stormbourne to overcome her kingdom’s greatest enemies, but first she must embrace her dominion over the sky. The Lord of Thunder’s sudden death leaves his daughter, Evelyn Stormbourne,…

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Goth Girl, Virgin Queen: A Spook-tacular Sale

Welcome to the 2-week blog tour for Goth Girl, Virgin Queen by JoAnne Keltner. Follow the tour and connect with bloggers, read reviews of the book, read guest posts, and meet the author.   Book Information:Title: Goth Girl, Virgin Queen Author Name: JoAnne Keltner Genre(s): Young Adult Paranormal Length: Approx. 298 pages Release Date: December…

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Why I Write YA

A few months ago a friend and fellow author, Dianna Gunn, posted an article focused on the reasons why she writes YA fiction. Since my novel, Starter Zone, falls into this genre, she suggested that it might be a good topic for me as well. I like these types of articles because it gives readers…

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Bewitching Hannah by Leigh Goff

Being a witch is the last thing she wants… Bewitching Hannah Leigh Goff Publisher: Mirror World Publishing Publish Date: September 17, 2017 Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Romance Follow the tour to read reviews, exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and book spotlights: https://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/09/virtual-book-tour-schedule-bewitching.html About Bewitching Hannah: Sixteen-year-old Hannah Fitzgerald has always known she is descended from a troubled…

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GoodReads Giveaway & #hideabookday

Please check out my Goodreads Giveaway for my new novel–Starter Zone. Good luck to all who enter! Goodreads Book Giveaway Starter Zone by Chris Pavesic Giveaway ends September 26, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway I am also participating in the #Goodreadsturns10 #hideabookday #believeinbookfairies. Enjoy a brief glimpse into  Starter Zone, coming…

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Starter Zone Audio Book Sneak Peek

Starter Zone, the first book in my new series, The Revelation Chronicles, launches on September 25th in ebook format. It will also be available in print and, a few weeks later, in audio book format through Audible. Right now the book is in production with my awesome narrator, Natalie Heng. With her permission I am…

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Leigh Goff’s Crab Dip Pretzels

Leigh Goff loves writing young adult fiction with elements of magic and romance because it’s also what she liked to read. Born and raised on the East Coast, she now lives in Maryland where she enjoys the area’s great history and culture.

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Cookie Bars

This family favorite dessert is a little bit like a cookie, a little bit like a candy bar, and 100% delicious. Ingredients ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Spotlight on Bewitching Hannah

BEWITCHING HANNAH—Unleashing the Magic in Annapolis Leigh Goff’s next enchanting novel, BEWITCHING HANNAH, is on its way from Mirror World Publishing! The magic will unleash on September 17th. The young adult fantasy set in present-day Annapolis, Maryland (lots of scenes are set at the historic sites in the author’s hometown), focuses on Hannah Fitzgerald, a…

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Quick & Easy Blueberry Muffins

When writing it is nice to have some quick & easy recipes to make for my family. Because of the fresh, local fruit and yogurt these muffins are healthier than most and go terrific with a cup of hot coffee.

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Bread Pudding

Bread puddings are a great way to transform the unfortunate loaf into a delicious dessert. Add some chocolate and fruit and suddenly the lumpy loaf is the star of the meal! #cooking #dessert #healthy #chocolate

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It’s All Greek by Sharon Ledwith

One thing we can all understand is food! It’s universal and we all need food to survive. So I thought I’d share this awesome recipe my hubby made for me recently. It’s called Greek Shepherd’s Pie, and trust me, your taste buds don’t need a translator for this dish! Opa!

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Sneak Peek into Fairy Falls!

Here is a sneak-peek at Sharon Ledwith’s newest novel, Lost & Found: Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls. “Silly, stupid humans!” Whiskey hissed. Creeping through the ductwork was becoming harder on her old bones. Layers of dust tickled her pink nose and made her facial whiskers twitch incessantly. Her stomach retched at the stale odors. However,…

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Spotlight on Sharon Ledwith

The Fairy Falls Animal Shelter is in trouble. Money trouble. It’s up to an old calico cat named Whiskey—a shelter cat who has mastered the skill of observation—to find a new human pack leader so that their home will be saved. With the help of Nobel, the leader of the shelter dogs, the animals set out to use the ancient skill of telepathy to contact any human who bothers to listen to them. Unfortunately for fifteen-year-old Meagan Walsh, she hears them, loud and clear.

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Why I resisted including romance in Keeper of the Dawn by Dianna Gunn

There were many struggles on the road to publishing my first YA fantasy novella, Keeper of the Dawn. One of the biggest struggles came when Lai, my leading lady, came out and told me she was in love with her roommate, a woman named Tara.

I immediately resisted the idea, though probably not for the reason you think. I didn’t care whether my character fell in love with a man or a woman. What bothered me was that she fell in love at all.

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Looking for a Last Minute Gift for a YA Reader? The Last Timekeepers Can Help!

Escape to the past and have a blast with an outstanding new release by Sharon Ledwith, and published through Mirror World Publishing. The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret is Book 2 in The Last Timekeepers series. This WWII fantasy is filled with action and is an excellent read for everyone ten years old through adulthood.

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Always Be Yourself Unless You Can Be a Pirate . . .

. . Then always be a pirate.
To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, HL Carpenter takes over my blog to discuss their latest YA book–Pirate Summer.

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Agent Darcy and Ninja Steve in . . . Tiger Trouble!

This is a terrific adventure story with a sense of whimsy and fantasy. Nominally written for kids, the humor and action are genuinely good for all ages.

The kids in the story are believable. They may go to special schools where they train to be Ninjas or Secret Agents, but they have regular life concerns.

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What’s On the Menu in Speculative Fiction?

In elementary school children learn that the basic needs are air, water, food, and shelter in that order of importance. The need for other things, like love, security, and meaning, are lower on the level of significance. Anthropologists study the eating habits of a society in both basic forms and elaborate ritual purposes in order to gain cultural insights. The acts of obtaining, preparing, distribution, and eating of food are a fundamental part of a culture’s infrastructure. Is it any wonder, then, that food plays a principal role in the world-building of fiction realms and that some of the most famous and successful speculative fiction authors like Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Suzanne Collins devote a extraordinary amount of narrative time to the central questions of how, why, and where their characters eat?

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Review: Minutes Before Sunset

Minutes Before Sunset, by Shannon A. Thompson, is book one of The Timely Death Trilogy which chronicles the lives of three interconnected groups in Hayworth, Kansas: the Light, the Dark, and the Human. The Dark and the Light have two forms—human and “mystical other”—and live in human communities, covertly hiding their supernatural forms. Those of…

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