Friday, April 25, 2014

The Enchanted Rose COVER REVEAL!



The Enchanted Rose (Finding Gold, Book Two) ~ YA Fantasy Romance 

Can true love weather magic's storm? 

Princess Roselyn is betrothed to Prince Chavez, but her heart belongs to Prince Osric. As the royal wedding approaches, they only have a few days left to be together. Osric fears losing Roselyn and will do anything to be with her, turning to magic in hopes that it will provide the answer. A white rose, enchanted with love, so long as its petals remain white, will bind the hearts of those who speak words of love.

One rose, two hearts, ten words, and they will be together forever . . . until a storm clouds the night sky, and by morning, the world is dark. Every enchantment is broken, every spell undone. All magic has been destroyed, and once the white rose turns red, Roselyn and Osric will be forced to remain apart. With only four days to save their love, they must learn how to restore magic to the land . . . or their chances of being together forever are gone.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now available: Cindy C Bennett's The End of Feeling

Now available: Cindy C Bennett's The End of Feeling

After missed deadlines and pushed-back release dates, it's finally here!

Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.

Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.

Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the fa├žade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.

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The End of Feeling is a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Haunting, heartbreaking, in other words, another winner for Bennett!
~ Sherry Gammon, author of Unlovable

From the moment I picked it up, my heart was warmed, melted, broken, and pieced back together again. A beautiful story that will leave you aching long after the last page.
~ Jamie Canosa, author of Falling to Pieces

A tale of hope and love about a couple of teens who have every reason to believe in neither. It's raw and real, but leaves us believing in the power of redemption.
~ Juli Caldwell, author of Psyched

The reality both characters live makes their story captivatingly unique, and emotionally powerful. . . Demonstrates the beautiful truth that two people can learn to be true to themselves, no matter what—especially while falling in love. 
~ Heather Frost, author of The Seers trilogy

The struggles in this story bring to light the fact that beauty and truly miraculous things can be found in the everyday, and that the most important thing any one of us can possess, is love.

Once again Cindy C Bennett's incredible talent shines through yet another masterpiece . . . a triumphant story of love, compassion and human strength.

Bennett brilliantly weaves the fears and trepidation of two teens treading the hazards of acceptance, young love, and. Curl up with this story and enjoy the ride—it's terrific.

Learn more at Cindy C Bennett's blog.

Visit The End of Feeling blog to read the full reviews.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Council of the Hunters (Book 3) COVER REVEAL!

Title: Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Council of the Hunters (Book 3)
Author: DC & C. Michael McGannon      
Genre: YA Fantasy/SciFi/Action/Adventure MG 13+
Released Date: April 29, 2014
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Synopsis
A new school year brings fresh beginnings. At least that’s what the Monster Hunters of Hunter’s Grove are hoping for. After facing down dark magic and vengeful gods in the portal village of Drakauragh, Charlie Sullivan and his band of unlikely friends look forward to a quiet, fun—and most importantly normal—first year of High School.
More than hope is needed however, as sinister activity is haunting the shadows of their once sleepy little town again.
With news of Chen’s disappearance, and an unseen force that threatens to break the protective wards surrounding Hunter’s Key, tensions quickly rise once more for Charlie Sullivan and his friends.
The five teenagers’ credibility is called into question by an elder hunter, forcing them to defend their reputations in a dangerous game where they can trust very few. Now, the reticent Council of the Hunters will convene to decide their fate as Monster Hunters.
A shocking betrayal, disquieting new figures in their own society, a corrupted nemesis, and a cloud of deception hovering over their elders all weigh heavy on the team. The Monster Hunters of Hunter’s Grove could be shut down before they have a chance to stand against the demonic shadow that threatens their bonds of friendship, loyalty, and the safety of those close to them.
Something, or someone, is tearing at the veil between our world and the Otherworld, promising to unleash Hell and prepare the way for what hunters throughout the centuries have feared would one day happen…the rise of the Ancients.
D.C. McGannon pretends to be a ninja sometimes and two of his biggest fans, his sons
Michael and Nathaniel, play along with him to make him feel better about it when he does. His other biggest fan (his wife, Holly) usually nods her head in restrained agreement, walks away, and hopes nobody gets hurt. Mr. McGannon is the author of the Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters series with his son, C. Michael McGannon. He is also at times a pirate, an alien, or simply the one who retrieves the Frisbee from the far side of the yard. D.C. lives with his family and their little Maltese dog somewhere in the Midwest, and is partial to coffee, video games, and coffee.
 
C. Michael McGannon is a fan. Of stories, of libraries, of books, of Japanese and British humor, of chocolate, and of Root Beer. Mr. McGannon is the coauthor of the Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunter series with his father, DC McGannon. He enjoys gaming, a good book, teaching his little brother Japanese, and grilled-cheese sandwiches. Especially grilled-cheese sandwiches.
Author Links:
Facebook.com/DCMcGannon
Facebook.com/CMichaelMcGannon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest Post from Cathi Shaw

 ~ Meet the author ~ 





Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children.  She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she teaches rhetoric and professional writing in the Department of Communications at Okanagan College and is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today.

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~ About Five Corners: The Marked Ones ~ 



Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls. Kiara's suspicions grow as their Inn is soon overrun with outsiders from all walks of life. Strangers, soldiers and Elders who all seem to know more about what is happening than the girls do. After Mina barely survives an attack in the forest, the sisters are faced with a shattering secret their mother has kept from them for years. As danger closes in around them, the sisters are forced from their home and must put their trust in the hands of strangers. With more questions than answers, Kiara finds herself separated from everyone she loves and reliant on an Outlander who has spent too much time in army. She doesn't trust Caedmon but she needs him if she has any hope of being reunited with her sisters and learning what the Mark might mean.

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~ Guest Post ~ 

Categorizing Your Book – The Trouble with Labels

When I wrote Five Corners, Book 1 of The Marked Ones, I wasn’t thinking about what category my book would eventually land in. I was just consumed with getting Thia, Mina and Kiara’s stories down on paper. But since publishing it, I’ve had a lot of questions from people asking if my book is a Young Adult work or Teen book or a Children’s book. Sometimes they just simply ask, “What age range would your book be appropriate for?”

To be honest, I really had no idea the age range for my book, even when I started marketing it. My beta readers were all girls between the ages of 14 and 18. My 30-something writing friend read it and she loved it, too! So I thought it was definitely a young adult novel that would appeal to teenage girls and women who liked that genre. But then something quite remarkable happened.

My mum (who is in her 70s) was reading the book (because, obviously, she’s my mum and needs to read all my work) and my 10-year old niece happened to be visiting her. They started reading it together and soon my niece had taken my mum’s copy of the book and was reading it on her own (because Grandma was reading too slow)! She adored the book and fast became one of my bigger fans.

So it looked like the book would appeal to girls between the ages of 10-18 (with a few adults thrown into the mix). My mum thought children as young at 8 could read it.

But what about boys? Would they like Five Corners? The first boy to read the book was my daughter’s best friend. I have to admit I was a bit nervous while he was going through it. But I didn’t need to worry: he loved it, too!

Then my 12-year old nephew read the book. And he liked it so much he started promoting it to his friends at school! Not to be outdone by his cousin, my 12-year old son, requested a copy to sell to one of his best friends. Clearly boys liked my book, too!

Then another woman in her 70s read the book. And a man in his 50s and former students in their 20s and 30s. And suddenly I didn’t know what category Five Corners fit in.

Then I started thinking about the need to label and categorize our books. And I wondered how many readers we actually turn off by putting a YA Fantasy label on a book?

I mean I do understand the need to be able to put the book in a certain area of the bookstore (in fact, I recently just had to ask a local store to move my novel from the Sci-Fi/Fantasy shelf to the Teen shelf) but I wonder how many books I’m missing out on because I don’t read the genre they are categorized in? And that makes me sad.

Now when I’m asked who would enjoy my book, I answer anyone who likes a good story – full of adventure, strong characters and unsolved mysteries. Anyone who likes to read!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Only Half Alive is FREE!! Plus a GIVEAWAY!!!


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