Friday, October 20, 2017

Annalise Storm Chronicles by May Freighter - Book Tour + Giveaway


Case: 0
Annalise Storm Chronicles Book 1
by May Freighter
Genre: Dystopian Mystery, Romantic Suspense  

It’s the year 2330. At the end of the twenty-second century, the human
race has divided into two distinct groups—purebloods and the
‘modded’. Those who are unfortunate enough to be genetically
modified are now nothing but servants for their pureblooded
masters.

Living in this time, you know your place, and you do not cross the line. So,
when a violent death occurs in the Bronze District, Annalise is
ordered to take this as her trial run at Divinity PD to prove that
she can do the job as a member of the Human Possession
Department. 

To defy her father’s wish to marry her off, and keep her Chief happy,
she is determined to solve this murder by any means necessary—even
if it means going to districts she has only read about in textbooks
and fighting her forbidden feelings for her servant.

With internal battles, dirty politics, and sinister secrets, just how
exactly will Annalise solve her Case: 0? And more importantly, will
she live to see her next one?

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Prologue


CCTV March Street CAM, Bronze District, 22:47, March 10, 2330. The queue outside of the Landon’s bar was nothing new. Chatter filled the air as people conversed about their day. A well-built bouncer stopped a man in his mid-thirties from entering and scanned him with his genetic scanner. Satisfied with the scan’s results, he gave a curt nod and let the man through. A young brunette bypassed the people who waited in line. Her purposeful stride separated her from the rest as she sashayed her hips. Gasps and quiet murmurs spilt from the bystanders. Ignoring them, she drew closer to the door. The bouncer glowered at her. “Get out of here beauty. No. Freaks. Allowed.” Her top lip curled into a sneer, and she spat the words out. “Beauty? Scan me, idiot.” He pointed the scanner at her chest. The result was displayed on screen in neon-blue text ‘PUREBLOOD, No modifications detected.’ Grumbling under his breath, he stepped away from the door, permitting her entry. The woman flicked her hair over her shoulder and sauntered inside.


CCTV Landon’s CAM 1, 22:52, March 10, 2330. The patrons eyed her with suspicion. Whispers and exclamations of disgust filled the air as she walked past the tables to the bar in desperate need of a drink. Her hands balled into fists at her sides, and she sat on the hovering stool and waited. The bartender edged closer. “What would you like?” “Something strong.” She sighed, and her shoulders slumped. She was a pureblood who resembled an alabaster. Purebloods were rarely beautiful, and she was that rarity. She wanted to claw at her face when she saw it in the mirror. Every person in Silver looked at her as if she was a servant or worse—a worker. “Just look at her! Someone in her family must have fucked their servant at some point.” “I bet she went to the Black District to get something done,” someone else added. Since the Modded Wars, when purebloods won a fifteen-year-long battle for their lives against the genetically modified humans, things had changed. The purebloods gave them a choice: live in servitude or perish. The modded were then labelled and divided into four distinct genetic groups: beast, flare, alabaster and basilisk—each with special traits to benefit the purebloods. Something hard hit the back of the brunette’s head, and her hand shot to the affected area. Blood tinged her fingers. “I don’t know how you’ve fooled the scanner, but you’re not welcome here, alabaster!” a woman said, rising from her stool. Anger bubbled within the brunette. She was sick and tired of being treated as a modded freak, like one of them. Why couldn’t these people believe what the scanner told them and just leave her be? Scanners couldn’t be fooled. They were fine-tuned by the best technicians in the Divinity Police Department. Her agitation became ire and her body tingled with an unfamiliar sensation as if something climbed in, pushing her out of her shell. She bent over, clinging to her burning chest. The whispers in the bar morphed into shouts of outrage. More people hurled curses at her, but she no longer cared. She reached for the counter. Her hand slipped, and she tumbled off the stool. Her knees hit the ground hard and her conscience faded—all control gone… She faced the patrons as her eyes rolled back into her head. Within seconds, she launched forwards. Her hands landed in a woman’s mop of bleached blonde hair, and she yanked chunks of it out. A deafening scream filled the bar. Eyes of the onlookers bulged, watching the events unfold. “The alabaster is possessed!” a man in the back shouted. A few patrons rushed towards her. Others shrieked and ran for the exits or remained seated—too shocked to move. Strong, masculine hands grasped the brunette’s waist, tearing her off the bleeding blonde. With a wild expression, she kicked and bit anything close enough. A loud wail of frustration escaped her. She turned and plunged her nails into the man’s eyes, bursting the whites in their sockets. His face contorted with agony. Clear liquid ran down her fingers as he blindly aimed for her neck. The crowd of men surrounded her. A moment later, their bodies swallowed her small frame whole.
RECORDING DELETED


Case: 1
Annalise Storm
Chronicles Book 2

It’s official, Devlin is Annalise’s new partner. He’s charming,
caring—a perfect gentleman who caters to her every need. That is
until he starts to mix work with pleasure to convince her to marry
him as per agreement with her father.

With her servant, Mavel, gone from her side, the cracks in the wall she
created around her begin to come undone. To take her mind off the
torment her heart is going through, she takes on another possession
case in her old school, Montgomery Institute. But, what starts off as
a simple case full of bad memories twists into a web of deception and
lies involving everyone she cares about.





May Freighter is an internationally bestselling author from Dublin,
Ireland. She writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Sci-Fi
mysteries that will keep you entertained, mystified, and hopefully
craving more. Her only pets are cacti. They're the only things that
survived. It may be too dangerous to entrust her with an animal while
she's engrossed in writing.

On sunny, rainy, and overcast days, she spends her time with her
fictional friends, putting them through dangerous adventures while
wishing them the best of luck. Her hobbies are photography, drawing,
and plotting different ways of a characters' demise. 





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Jack & Hyde by Cloud S. Riser - Book Tour + Giveaway


Jack & Hyde
The Tracings Series Book 1
by Cloud S, Riser
Genre:
YA Paranormal

Double, or.... Something

For the most part of his life, Jack Anderson has been plagued by a
mysterious disease that makes him a weakling and unable to live the
normal life of a teenager. Over the summer, he is shipped off by his
parents to a special hospital located in a remote desert-like area
where he is to undergo a groundbreaking treatment. After enduring
months of questionable medical experiments performed by a group of
doctors who are supposed to help him get better but in reality are
keeping him sick on purpose all in the name of medical research, Jack
escapes from the clandestine medical facility and heads for
home. 

While Jack was being experimented on against his will, a clone of himself
named Hyde was sent to his hometown as an imposter. Enter Jack’s
good friend Kayle — “The Freakazoid” — and Claire — Jack’s
longtime girlfriend — who begin to see the chinks in facade. To
complicate matters, Hyde can’t stand the sight of Claire and begins
to develop romantic feelings for Kayle. 

When Jack returns home, he comes face to face with his clone and while at
first the two boys can’t stand the sight of one another, they soon
stumble upon the plan to destroy them both and become allies to fight
for their right to co-exist. 


What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m currently in the process of working on my dragon-shifter series. It’s a reboot of sorts, so it’s been taking a lot of my time and energy. I also hope to start the next trilogy in my Achivan Cycle spin-off, the next book in my Musings series, and start on book three of The Tracings. On top of my projects that are brand spanking new too. I have one that is a post-apocalyptic setting inspired by “Life After People” and “Pokemon”. Yes, I know how weird that sounds, but I promise it’s a lot cooler than it sounds! I’d also love to put together my celebrity dystopian story. Usually, I have more ideas than I have time.
The hope is to catch up this fall with all of my writing so that I can have a bunch of new things to share next year. I had a lot of setbacks this year, unfortunately. Most of it was health related issues, and other uncontrollable drama. Getting back into the swing of things has been a lot more difficult than I anticipated. But some things you can always count on from me are different genre bending tales.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Always! There are all kinds of side characters who have stories of their own to tell, and sometimes I do go out of my way to tell them. Usually, this comes in the form of vignettes that might appear on my blog or as freebies. Sometimes, I write little scenes involving the characters that might not be relevant to the book itself, but it’s still a piece of the character’s life. It might be a date night, or a funny random adventure. Like, what would happen if A and B ran into C at the mall looking at their embarrassing hobby. Sometimes, I’ll write about alternative versions of the story. What if A and B dated instead of A and C? What if B became a bad guy instead of a good one? That kind of thing. Those are the stories that usually make it onto my blog as well. Just be warned that they might spoil a book or two if you haven’t read all my work!

Where were you born/grew up at?
I’m born and raised in Minnesota, just outside of Minneapolis. People from out of town tend to think of Minnesota as a frozen wasteland, and I promise that's not the case! We are also a lot more than a plethora of farm country. Also, all of those stories about the weird accent are false! It’s not as obvious as the media makes it seem. There’s a lot to do and see here, so if you’ve never visited, you should give it a shot! I recommend coming late spring or early fall.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
I’m a gamer and a reader. Most of the time, I play games in my “me time” once everyone is asleep. Usually it’s a role playing game of some kind. I’m a huge Final Fantasy fan, so more often than not, that’s what’s in my console. I love to get lost in a great story, and some of those games have amazing stories to tell!
Reading is also another thing I do a lot. Most of the time, I’m listening to a book on my phone. I have a lot of great apps that I downloaded from my library that let me check things out and download them to take with me wherever I go. This works great for me because then I can tie it into my other favorite way of relaxing and that’s going for long walks. I love long walks where I get lost in my book or my music.  Plus I get a lot of great exercise which is great for mind as well as the body.

Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole
life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The
mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely
never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to
stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has
decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of:
she is a storyteller.



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