Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Put your hands together and let's give a warm welcome to my sweetheart of a friend, Emerald Barnes!!! This little southern belle has a charming wit that you can help but love, and she's on tour with her newest release, The Marked!!



Story Synopsis:
Knight’s Academy, Book 1
Myka Williams has never fit in with her peers, and although her adoptive parents are loving and supportive, she feels most at home alone in the woods. 

When she's offered a full scholarship to Knight's Academy in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, she takes the opportunity for a fresh start. She soon learns that Knight’s Academy is more than just a school. Within the stone walls of the institution, humans and vampires are mixing, and their offspring are going unnoticed. 

As Myka falls prey to the evil plan of the school, she makes a chilling discovery about her own heritage and realizes that she’s at the Academy for more than just an education. Myka must yield to her birthright at the risk of losing everyone she loves or succumb to the fate that Knight’s Academy has in store for her—a fate worse than death.



From the Author's Desk:


Thanks, Amy, for having me on your blog today! I always love stopping by!
As a paranormal author, I write about different types of creatures, such as vampires, werewolves, angels and demons. I’ve written Christian paranormal novels, and I’ve recently released a teen paranormal book about vampires and werewolves. There was a fairly big difference in writing the two for me.
Writing Christian fiction is always great. My Christianity is a huge part of who I am, and I love writing about how God loves us. But before I became well known for writing Christian fiction, I wrote this book called Knight’s Academy, but it soon became known as The Marked.
When I wrote The Marked, I was all into vampires and werewolves. I had a thing for Twilight and The Vampire Academy series, so I guess that’s why I was dreaming about vampires, and the dream is what inspired my book.
Writing about vampires and werewolves was so different to me than writing about angels. With my angels, I tried to make sure I kept them as Biblical as possible. It really bothers me when authors write about angels in a non-Biblical way, so I took what I knew about angels and did my best to keep them as real as I could in a fictional novel. But with The Marked, I had more leeway. I could do anything and everything I wanted with these fictional creatures. I was able to change some well-known ideas about werewolves, and I was able to keep some well-known ideals about vampires. With angels and demons, I didn’t feel as if I could do that. I kept them as close to facts from the Bible that I could determine.
And that’s what’s great about paranormal fiction. No one thing is correct. You can have immortal vampires, and if you choose, mortal vampires. You can have Biblical angels and angels that aren’t Biblical. It’s completely up to you. Though, as I said, I try to keep things as real as possible with my angels.
The paranormal genre is so important to the fictional world, and I think that’s why I love writing it so much! It offers an escape to reality. It offers this who unusual world to be a part of. It’s fun. It’s dangerous. It’s amazing! That’s what it’s like for me when I’m reading or writing it.
And if I’m writing it from a Christian perspective, I like being able to use this unusual genre to garner the attention of readers and help show them how much they are loved. I use it to help shed light on difficult topics that I can broach but still keep the book in a fun perspective. I like having that option.
So, if I had to compare and contrast the paranormal genre and the Christian paranormal genre, I would say, in general, they have more similarities than differences. They’re both fun. They can be used to help readers overcome personal issues, and they can help them escape reality for a while. The difference? Christian paranormal books tend to be more focused in reality; in something that I believe can actually happen.  
What do you think would be the main difference in the two types of paranormal fiction?


Link to the official book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AlXDgxjHAs
Link to the official Knight’s Academy Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLmodANrY5a0gKQiqfZR9koZbFb7SQqMw


Where to Buy The Marked:
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Kobo: http://bit.ly/2l3GxOD
Add The Marked to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33825997-the-marked

Meet the Author:


Emerald Barnes resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. She’s an auntie, a youth leader, a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person. God is number One in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor. She’s addicted to tv and binge-watching shows, and she has a thing for superheroes.
Connect with Emerald:
Website: www.emeraldbarnes.us
Blog: ebarnes23.wordpress.com
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/emeraldbarnes
Street Team: www.facebook.com/groups/emeraldbarnesstreetteam
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/emerald_barnes

Monday, September 12, 2016




~*~*~ DEADLY AFFAIR SCAVENGER HUNT ~*~*~

It's release day for Deadly Affair, are you ready to party?!?! I have a Deadly Affair Prize Pack I'm itching to give away, and you could be the lucky winner! To enter for your chance to win, jump over to my FB AUTHOR PAGE and find this post. Simply give it a like, tag a friend to join in the fun, then follow the link to fill out the form. Easy Peasy! Did I mention I have a prize pack full of goodies for one lucky winner? That winner could be YOU!




Synopsis:

**For fans of the SCVC Taskforce series! What have Cooper and Celina been up to? Find out in this short story that finds the couple in the middle of murder, mystery, and some secrets that could just kill.

Cooper Harris, head of the SCVC Taskforce and nicknamed The Beast, isn’t afraid of anything…except that the woman who rocks his world may be about to dump him. Celina is acting distant and secretive while an engagement ring burns a hole in Cooper’s pocket. Whisking her away for a romantic weekend at a Northern California vineyard, he hopes to reignite the spark between them and get up the nerve to finally ask her to marry him.

Feisty crime scene photographer Celina Davenport hates keeping secrets. The baby growing inside her is cause for celebration, but Cooper has a son from a previous marriage and claims he doesn’t want more children because of his dangerous job. Celina understands what makes The Beast tick, and she also knows he’ll be a great dad to their child. She only needs the perfect moment to break the news.

Before either can come clean, Cooper and Celina stumble upon human bones and realize the beautiful vineyard hides a dark and haunting past filled with love, betrayal and murder. Can they unravel the mystery buried in the Northern California hills and bring a killer to justice? Or will the secrets they’re keeping from each other put them in deeper danger than they could ever imagine? 





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About the Authors:


Amy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author. She writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, young adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance (NEW), and dabbles in children's books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn't plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book.

You can connect with Amy at www.amymanemann.blogspot.com.



Misty Evans was bitten by the writing bug when she won a contest in 4th grade with an essay about her dad. Today, she's a USA TODAY bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy.

Misty is currently at work on a new military romantic suspense series. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. To learn more about Misty and her books, visit www.readMistyEvans.com, https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMistyEvans, or follow her on www.twitter.com/readmistyevans.








Wednesday, August 24, 2016




He ruined her career…

In twenty-one missions, CIA golden girl Ruby McKellen has failed only once. Thanks to Navy SEAL Jaxon Sloan, the man who stole her heart and forced her to choose between him and her partner
Elliot, she’s on probation and Elliot is in prison for national security crimes. To prove Elliot’s innocence and save her damaged career, Ruby is running an unsanctioned mission—but the only way to get the proof she needs is to go to Jax with her tail between her legs.

She wrecked his heart…

Jaxon left the Navy after the mission with Ruby in Morocco went south, but that one hot, unbelievable night with her will haunt him forever. Working for Shadow Force International now, his new assignment has brought him full circle—the CIA operative Jax’s testimony sent to prison has escaped and Jax has been ordered to hunt him down. Just like in Morocco, the one thing standing in his way is Ruby.



A second chance at love could prove fatal…

When Ruby’s life is threatened and Jax stumbles on information that might prove Elliot is innocent, guilt over putting the man in prison compels him to join her unsanctioned mission. What really happened that night six months ago? Is Elliot an honorable spy or a mastermind at manipulation? Ruby is the only one who can help Jax navigate the world of undercover lies and betrayal to find the truth.



In a battle of wills—and of hearts—Jax and Ruby must have the courage to face the truth about themselves, their past, and what it really means to betray someone you love.


DON'T miss this exciting excerpt from Fatal Courage!!!

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About the Author



USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over twenty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors
bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.



The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.



Her Witches Anonymous series was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. The Super Agent Series, Witches Anonymous Series, and the Kali Sweet Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists. Her culinary romantic mystery, THE SECRET INGREDIENT, and the first book in her Deadly series, DEADLY PURSUIT, are both USA TODAY bestsellers.



Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies.



Connect with Misty:  Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Newsletter / Pinterest



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Thursday, July 28, 2016


We're on tour with NYT best selling author, Skye Jordan! Keep reading for a sneak peak of her new release,
Forbidden Fling!


Excerpt from Forbidden Fling:

She lifted a hand to his face and cupped his jaw. “You’ve been through enough. You have a great life here. A good job, great friends, everyone in town respects and likes you, all the single girls can’t wait for the day you look their way. I’m not going to come into town for a week, or a month, turn everything upside down, and leave. That’s not right.” She ran her thumb over his cheek and smiled. “So we’re good?” 
Panic blipped through his chest. He covered her hand with his to keep her from leaving, while he fought for something to say that would fix everything and make her stay. But she was so freaking rational, so goddamned logical, he was having a hard time finding anything to work with. And with the bar, his grandfather, his family, his aunt, and his job in the middle of this, he didn’t even know if he should.
“Delaney, let’s—”
“It’s not a big deal.” She curled her fingers around his and lowered their hands. “And I’m not going to make it one. I just wanted you to know so you wouldn’t worry. I’m good, so we’re good.” She nodded. Smiled again. “Okay?”
Say okay and let her go. 
He shifted on his feet.
One little word.
Let her go. Right your world.
“No.” He heaved a sigh and rubbed his eyes. “No, it’s not okay.”
 “Ethan . . .”
Her goddammit-I’m-barely-holding-on-here plea was lost on him. He slipped his arms around her waist and pulled her warm little body against his.
She pushed at his shoulders, leaning away. “You know I’m right. You know it’s what you need.”
“No.” He lifted a hand and cupped the back of her neck. “You are what I need.”
He pulled her mouth to his and kissed her. She mewled, the sound frustrated, but her hands fisted in his shirt and held him close. 
Ethan softened his mouth, tilted his head, and kissed her again. This time, she whimpered and her body loosened. The feel of her melting against him pushed heat through his body. He moaned and slid the hand at her neck into the silky strands of her hair, and when she parted her lips to gasp, he pushed his tongue into her mouth. 
She opened to him immediately, hungrily, and met the stroke of his tongue. The warm, wet slide made everything Ethan had been holding back—the lust, the confusion, the fear, the anger, the want, the longing—break through his barriers like a flood. The wave wiped everything from his mind but Delaney and brought profound relief. 
With nothing else invading his thoughts, he focused on the luscious cushion of her breasts against his chest, the soft mound of her sex against his cock, the feel of her small waist beneath his arm.
And, God, her mouth. Wet. Warm. Wild.
He tore out of the kiss, lifting her into his arms and starting for the house. “Fuck, I need you.”
She bit her way down his neck, and tingles spread across his skin, but at the same time she murmured breathless attempts at logic. “We can’t keep doing this. Too complicated. If anyone finds out . . .”
He pushed his door open, covered her mouth with his, and let his tongue talk her out of leaving. By the time they were inside, she had her legs wrapped at his hips, one hand deep in his hair, the other working his belt open.
 
The thrill of winning her over spread through him like fire. He kicked the door closed, and Delaney pulled out of the kiss, breathless, both hands moving to the buttons of his shirt. Turning a circle, he searched for the closest horizontal surface. But his kitchen was a mess, his sofa was covered with laundry, and his dining room table was strewn with paperwork.
 
Then her mouth found his again, licking and biting and sucking, while her hands worked on his shirt, and his desperation mounted.
“This is the last time,” she murmured between kisses. “Not happening again.”
Screw that. He turned a half circle and rested her butt on a wide, deep windowsill. Her thighs opened, and she pulled him between her legs.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Author Interview and book release with author, J.D. Horn!

J.D. has graciously offered a print OR digital ebook copy of Jilo for one lucky winner! To enter to win, place a comment below and include your email address.

(must have a US or CAN address to win the print book. ALL are eligible to win the ebook copy)






JILO

A Witching Savannah Novel
By J.D. Horn



1950s Georgia: King Cotton has fallen. Savannah is known as the “beautiful woman with a dirty face,” its stately elegance faded by neglect, its soul withering from racial injustice and political corruption.
The dark secrets of Savannah are intertwined with the story of the young Jilo Wills who rises to become a legendary part of the most powerful family of witches in the South. The origins of the famed Taylor witch family finds its roots with Jilo’s great-grandmother, Tuesday Jackson, and her grandmother, May Wills, both who used their sorcery to influence the city’s powerbrokers.  The two matriarchs, however, die before they can provide Jilo with a solid education in the magical arts. In desperation to make a quick buck, Jilo takes advantage of the family’s reputation and her scant magical knowledge to create a “Mother Jilo” persona. But soon, Jilo is forced to accept the full weight of her legacy when it becomes clear she is the one that the mystical witch world has been waiting for. Jilo becomes the unbreakable link between the past and future witches of Savannah.
In this standalone introduction to one of the Witching Savannah series’ most vivid and beloved characters, readers are swept away by the resourceful and determined Jilo as she comes of age, strives to master formidable magical skills in the face of overwhelming adversity, and forges her strange destiny against the turbulent backdrop of the civil rights struggle in the American South.




Past Praise for The Line (Witching Savannah Book 1) by J.D. Horn
“In this debut contemporary urban mystery, J.D. Horn weaves an intricate, gripping tale of magic and mysticism with the assured grace and lyricism of a seasoned novelist.”
—Kathryn Leigh Scott, author of Dark Passages and star of the classic TV series, "Dark Shadows"
“The witch is dead and Mercy Taylor needs to find out who killed her in Horn's intriguing debut…This tightly paced, entertaining series opener shows great potential.”
 Publishers Weekly
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Author Interview with J.D. Horn


How did your writing career begin?


Goodness. I could say it started in high school with a novel I ended up giving up on in college. Or I could say it began with my first completed novel I wrote back in the 1990s. Back then I went through a soul crushing period of about a year and a half querying agents -- many of you know what that's like -- but the work failed to grab anyone's attention. The only bright spot was when I received an encouraging voicemail about the world of publishing from Anne Lamott, who, as it turned out, was a friend of a friend. Still, for a long period, I gave up on ever becoming a published author. About a decade later my spouse read the manuscript and encouraged me to revise and add to it. An agent kind of, sort of, took that version on, not offering me a contract for representation, but sending it to a few editors to see if anyone would bite. No one did, but luckily for me, a couple editors took the time to write and tell me what they liked about the book, but why, in the end, they were rejecting it.  I found myself faced with the choice of once again letting myself be crushed by rejection, or taking the notes the editors gave me and writing the book they said they wanted to see. I decided to give my dreams another shot and wrote The Line. Thanks to that book, I found myself an official nominee in the category of Best Debut Author in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards, and my books have now been/are being translated into eight languages (Russian, Polish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Turkish, Romanian). So now, I can say that I was an overnight success that was 30 years in the making. 


If becoming a published author is your dream, don't give up.


Is there a favorite spot you like to go to write?


When it's warm and sunny, I like to grab the dogs and work on our back deck. I put the little dog on my lap and the big dog by my feet, and start typing.


Where do you draw inspiration from?


From myth and folklore, pseudoscience and conspiracy theories, poetry and snatches of conversation overheard on the street. 


Who are your favorite authors?


Quite a mix, among them: Mikhail Bulgakov, John Steinbeck, Charlaine Harris, Armistead Maupin, Anne Rice, Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Alice Walker, Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, Marguerite Duras, F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc. I always feel a bit guilty when I answer this question, as I know there are so many great writers, especially contemporary ones, whom I've not even gotten to. 


Tell us about your book.


Jilo is the fourth book in the Witching Savannah series, but since it's as a prequel, a reader doesn’t need to read the other three books in the series to enjoy Jilo.  Not too many spoilers, and the one bit that is spoiled might actually make the other three books a bit more enjoyable, since the reader will be able to see it coming, even though none of the characters do.  The other books in the series (The LineThe Source, and The Void) are contemporary, but the plot of Jilo takes place between 1932 and 1960, and shows how the series’ breakout character started on the path to becoming the cantankerous but lovable octogenarian magic worker who saves the world a time or three.




Would you like to add anything else?


Yeah, I still haven't given up on seeing that first book published. Watch this space.


About the Author:
J.D. Horn was raised in rural Tennessee and has carried a bit of its red clay with him while traveling the world, from Hollywood to Paris to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. J.D. also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. He is author of the bestselling occult fiction series, Witching Savannah. The first three titles in the series are The Line, The Void and The Source. The latest addition is the standalone prequel Jilo. Along with his spouse, Rich, and his furry coauthors, Duke and Sugar, J.D. divides his time between Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.

Connect with J.D. Horn:

Facebook: /jackdouglashorn
Twitter: @authorjdhorn