Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cover Reveal for The Blue Diamond by P.S. Bartlett



Ivory Shepard didn't want to be a pirate when she grew up but she didn't plan on being orphaned and alone at thirteen with her three cousins either. 

After a Spanish raid in Charles Towne left them with nothing, Ivory held her cousins together, trained them to fight for their lives and led them to a life of quiet refuge on the banks of the Ashley River. Out of reach of the hands of unscrupulous men, they found life on the farm a tolerable substitute for the traditional alternatives life would force onto them—until the night the pirates showed up. 

Setting foot on that first pirate ship was nothing compared to the life of freedom and adventure awaiting them, once Ivory and the girls were through playing nice. Only one man believes he can stop her and he won't need a ship full of guns to do it. 

If it were only that easy…


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book spotlight -- Dagger and Shadow Ninja by Timothy P. Callahan

Throwing the spotlight on a fairly new book, published back in March of this year:

The Evolutionite Chronicles Book One: Dagger and Shadow Ninja by Timothy P. Callahan

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About the book:
Haven, Pennsylvania is a place brimming with strangeness and wonder, a city under the constant threat of destruction from its own fantastically powered inhabitants and threats from the world outside its borders.

Dagger and Shadow Ninja are brothers, former Protectors, who have gone into business for themselves. They'll deliver your packages and save your behind, if the price is right.

When Lancaster Jones, a time traveler from the future, arrives asking for help it sets off an adventure involving a recluse with god like powers, a powerful orb, a Utopian society, and a possible genocide. In order to save the world the brothers need to sort out who the good guys are, who the bad guys are, and how they’ll get paid when the day is over.

A feeling of unease washed over Cynthia Walker’s body.  The skin on her arms tingle as if a soft breeze blew across the surface. She glanced behind her, then to her left, then her right before focusing her eyes forward.  Her goal for the evening changed from having a nice dinner at the local watering hole with friends to simply getting to her car alive.

After a long day defending her clients in court Cynthia enjoyed her walks through the crowded confines of Firestorm Plaza.  A heavy jacket protected her from the stiff cool breeze gusting across the spacious square.

A few street performers did tricks, utilizing low level powers useful only for entertaining a crowd. A man who could blow himself up like a puffer fish remained her favorite, reminding her of the simpler times of her childhood. Times before she became a defense attorney.  Times before she started dating losers.  
She scanned the faces of the people who she came across attempting to find the one who made her so uneasy.  Cynthia’s one and only power manifested itself at the age of five when, as she walked down the street with her father, she screamed a warning for him to stop.  A second later a large brick crashed onto the pavement in front of them.

After many tests at the Institute for Evolutionite research they determined she had a danger sense.  She had no control over the power. It would only activate when she, or someone she loved, was in danger.

The crowd thinned as she reached the far end of the plaza.  The garage where she parked her car didn’t seem as far in the morning; now it seemed to be a thousand miles away.   She paused before crossing the desolate street. Her stomach flipped at the thought of taking a step outside the plaza.  Taking a deep breath in an attempt to calm her nerves she turned back and looked around for a police officer. Seeing none she pulled out her cell phone to call 911.

She saw the gray blur a second before it slammed into her, lifting her off the ground.  She heard a sickening crunch as several ribs shattered.  Any attempt to scream was stifled by the agony of her broken body.  The ground receded quickly. She heard the first screams from the people who, moments ago, stood near her.
She hit ground with a stomach-churning smack.  Her head struck the stone path sending another wave of pain throughout her body.  Momentum forced a roll; her arms and legs flailed uncontrollably as she came to a stop.  

Something wet ran down her face. She reached up to feel the wound on her head. A hand gently grabbed her arm. An officer stood over her. His reassuring smile relaxed Cynthia despite the agony that rolled through her.

“It’s going to be okay.”

Cynthia believed him.  The aching in her ribs diminished and the throbbing of her head dulled.  He continued holding her hand.  She looked at him with unfocused eyes.  He looked familiar somehow and she blinked a few times trying to focus on his face.  The early evening sunlight dimmed.  Her pain disappeared as her world slowly darkened black.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New release from author Dawn White!

Check it out!
What will you be reading tonight?
Do you like romance with an edge?
Something new for you to check out!

Guess What!?!?! 
Deceptive Beauty is out, and it's climbing the bestsellers list! 
#booksgoneviral #SOA #BestSeller #RomanticSuspense 
If you Like Sons of Anarchy you're going to love this series!

New Release
Book 1 and 2 In the Deceptive Series.
Rebecca is a beautiful ATF agent, sent undercover to bring down an outlaw biker gang. Unfortunately for her, Gavin makes it almost impossible to think about anything but his dreamy body. Rebecca solves the case, and accidentally falls in love with the Outlaw biker president, and goes on another scary adventure. Will Rebecca survive the new mission, or will this be her last?

Award won by Holly Lauren from the Tome Student Literacy Society

Congrats to Holly Lauren
from The Book News Journal
on her award!

Read on for more info about Holly's award.

Holly Lauren has just earned another award for her book "Tempus" the first book in the GenEx Saga

Holly's novel has been chosen to be one of the 20 books listed on their Clean YA Literature reads of 2015-2016! 

Read more below!

(Click the book cover above to get your e-copy from Amazon!)

The Official Message From 
"We have selected Tempus for our 2015-2016 list.  The list will be announced March 2015.  
In April 2015, we will hold a statewide conference where we promote the list and we would love for you to be our key note speaker at the Tome State Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015." ~ Jennifer Parker

Thank you so much to Tome Student Literacy Society and a HUGE Congratulations to Holly for her wonderful work! 

GMTA is so very proud of her! Be sure to look for the second book "Expertus" in the 'GenEx Saga', coming out soon from Libertine Press with GMTA Publishing!