Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dark Matters by John Kaniecki - Book Tour + Giveaway

Dark Matters
by John Kaniecki

SciFi, Dystopian

A collection if three stories by John Kaniecki.


Religion and truth battle for control.

In a future society on planet Earth a young man named Zacchaeus is
raised the post apocalyptic society which is underground. Zacchaeus
becomes a zealous believer in the church of Ratata. Zach’s father
tries to protect him by transporting the young man to a different
continent. Isolated from his religious family. Zach manages to find
his way back home. However Zach’s eyes become opened to the truth
to find the sacred text of Ratata to be a lie. Thus Zacchaeus is
condemned as a heretic as he chooses to abandon the lie of religion.


In a world of evil everyday is a wicked race.

In the not so far off future a group of Nazis have been exiled to a
distant planet. In their wicked society they simmer in their misery,
dreaming of returning to planet Earth as conquerors. Johnny is a
perfect Aryan in every way excelling in the ways of Nazism. But with
superiority comes arrogance. What happens when the best is your worst?



Michael Thorpe, an engineering student, is swept away in love by one Lady
Jane Perkins, but what does the young man see in this homeless
psychiatric patient?

Michael Thorpe is an engineering student at David’s Institute. He dreams of
the day when he will be wealthy and thus happy. In fulfilling the
requirements of a psychology course Michael visits a psychiatric
hospital to visit one Lady Jane Perkins. Once meeting the woman
Michael can’t seem to get her out of his mind, literally. So
Michael begins a quest traveling to the disheveled side of Technocity
to find his true love. But what nefarious powers are manipulating
Michael Thorpe and why?

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John Kaniecki was born in Brooklyn, New York. Though having no memories of
life there, John is proud to be called a Native New Yorker. John was
raised in Pequanock Township, New Jersey. At age twenty John was
baptized and became a member of the Church of Christ. Presently John
resides in Montclair, NJ and lives with his wife of over twelve years
Sylvia. The happy couple attend the Church of Christ at Chancellor
Avenue in Newark, NJ. John is very active in outreach and teaching as
part of the leadership of the congregation.

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Awakened by D.C. Gambel - Book Tour + Giveaway

The Horsemen Chronicles

Book One
D.C. Gambel

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Date of Publication: March 16, 2018

ISBN: 1981137491

Number of pages: 391
Word Count: 96k

Tagline: My vulnerability, that’s kept me secluded from the world, is now the one thing that can save it.

Book Description:

Evie has lived most of her life as a recluse, terrified that she might hurt someone. On her twenty-first birthday she meets Derek who informs her there’s a reason behind her gifts.

As someone that had to spend her entire life avoiding human contact, learning the truth about her origins as one of the Four Horsemen was a hard pill to swallow. Especially once she realizes that her fellow Horsemen are the only people she’d ever met that can withstand her touch.

The struggle to overcome her seclusion becomes very real when Evie discovers an attraction has sprung up between herself and one of her fellow Horsemen. Nothing good can come from pursuing the allure, especially when she knows that it not only would jeopardize her team, but her heart as well.


“Break it down
for us, Cam.”
“I met my
informant last night,” he said, leaning between the opening of the front seats.
I angled myself to face him so I could hear him better. “He claims that Axel
Reese, pack alpha of Summery, was contacted by Asmodeus.”
There was a
swirl of profanities, but I was clueless to why. So I asked.
“Asmodeus is one
of the seven princes of hell. He’s also the prince of lust. Apparently they
were rumored to have met the night the succubus attacked the fraternity party,”
Cam went on to explain.
“I’m sure that
was no coincidence,” Tyler muttered. “I thought the succubi broke off from
Asmodeus decades ago when he started demanding that they worship him as a god.”
“They did, but
with the seals being broken the demons of lust are returning to their master in
hopes he can protect them from the apocalypse. They don’t even realize that
he’ll use them a cannon fodder to save his ass. If Axel really did meet with
Asmodeus we need to be prepared for a shift in the packs loyalty.”
“Why not just go
to Asmodeus first?” Derek asked keeping his eyes forward.
“Axel would be a
lot easier to handle then walking in to Phoenix.”
“Phoenix?” I
“It’s a demon
club,” Tyler answered. “We don’t get the warmest reception. Asmodeus owns it.”
“Stole it is
more like it,” Derek chimed in. He glanced at me. Seeing the quizzical look he
elaborated. “It used to be a safe haven for the powers of good. Demons attacked
it as a distraction for whoever is breaking the seals. The club has been in
demon hands for almost three decades after two centuries of it being in the
hands of good. Only positive thing is the demons can’t put up their wards to
keep us out.”
“They’ve tried,”
Tyler announced.
“Yes they have,”
Cam agreed. All three men chuckled and I felt like I was being left out of the
“Hair of the
dog?” I asked when we pulled up outside the dive bar. “I thought you were
Cam chuckled.
“They’re not the most creative bunch.” His hand found the small of my back as
we headed to the door. I could feel its warmth seeping though the fabric of my
shirt almost like it was melting it away until his skin touched mine. I shook
my head subtly clearing those thoughts. “You stay near one of us and we’ll make
sure no one touches you. What skin is exposed no one should be touching anyways
unless they’re looking for trouble.” The other two nodded in agreement.

About the Author:

D.C. Gambel is a mother, army wife, and a hopeless romantic. Romance has always been her genre of choice whether it’s contemporary, historical, paranormal, or even pushing towards erotica in both reading and writing. When she first decided to try her hand at writing, romance was the obvious choice. Getting lost in a different world, living unimaginable lives is something she strives for, even if it’s just a temporary enjoyment.

Chains of Silver by Claudia H. Long - Book Blitz

Title: Chains of Silver

Author: Claudia H. Long

Series: Tendrils of the Inquisition Book 3

Genre: Historical Fiction/ Historical Romance

Publisher: Five Directions Press

Release Date: Mar 15 2018

Editions/Formats: 1st Edition ~ Formats eBook & Print


Crypto-Jews, secret Jews of Spain and Mexico, are still very much in danger in 1721. Fourteen-year-old Marcela Leon's parents are dragged away to face the last auto-da-fé of the Inquisition in colonial Mexico. Although her parents survive, Marcela’s life is forever changed. Sent to the Castillo hacienda for her protection, Marcela has difficulty grasping that safety requires silence about her beliefs. Her forthright speech and budding sexuality lead her into situations beyond her comprehension, ending with her exile to the northern silver-mining town of Zacatecas, where she becomes housekeeper to a Catholic priest.

Marcela grows up to be one of the richest, most powerful women in Zacatecas, adjusting to her separation from her mother and the loss of her religion. But she can neither understand nor forgive her mother’s obstinacy and abandonment. Her husband's death unleashes a new cascade of disasters, and Marcela at last recognizes and appreciates the source of her mother's power, and her own.

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Claudia Long is the author of Josefina's Sin, The Duel for Consuelo, The Harlot's Pen, and Chains of Silver. Three of these take place in Colonial Mexico during the Inquisition. She lives in Northern California where currently practices law as a mediator for employment and housing discrimination cases as well as complex business disputes. She is married and has two grown children and one magnificent grandchild.

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Twitter  @CLongnovels

The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part Two by Audrey Davis - Book Tour

The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part Two

The story continues … Hattie is used to her deceased husband Gary dropping in and out of her life. His timing might not always be great, but at least he's still around. Although – when Hattie tentatively tries a spot of dating – his interference isn't entirely welcome.
Best friend Cat is lapping up her new relationship with teacher Jamie, but ex-husband Stewart isn't prepared to fade into the background.
Hattie's mother Rachel faces a daunting battle, one she doesn't want to burden family and friends with. But there's someone waiting in the wings who might be more than a shoulder to cry on.
Gary still doesn't know what his mission on earth is, and spirit guide Clarence isn't offering any clues? Will an encounter with another provide him with answers, or put Hattie in an impossible situation?
Prepare for more laughs and tears in the second instalment of a trilogy which takes a darkly comic look at life … and the afterlife.
Warning: Cliffhanger ending

About Audrey Davis
Audrey Davis survived secondary school on the West coast of Scotland. Rubbish at science but not too bad at English, she originally wanted to be an actress but was persuaded that journalism was a safer option. Probably wise. She studied at Napier College in Edinburgh, the only place in Scotland at that time to offer a journalism course.

Her first foray into the hard-nosed newspaper world was as a junior reporter in Dumfriesshire. Duties included interviewing farmers about the prize-winning heifers to reporting on family tragedies. She persuaded her editor to let her launch an entertainment column which meant meeting the odd celebrity – or just the downright odd. From there, she moved to the loftier rank of senior reporter back in her home patch. Slightly more money, less farm animals but a higher crime rate. As Taggart would say: 'There's been a murrrrder!'
After a stint in London on a video magazine – yes, she is that old – Audrey moved to Singapore with her fiancé. She tried valiantly to embrace the stinking heat, humidity and lack of jobs, although she did work briefly on a magazine which was banned by the government for 'artistic' use of naked men's bottoms.

Next on her adventures was a land Down Under where her main focus was raising Cost Centre One (aka firstborn) and coming to terms with the imminent arrival of Number Two. Still, she loved the Aussie way of life – BBQs, beaches and bring your own booze to restaurants – so it came as a blow when OH announced a move back to the UK. Not a job between them, the climate a possible deal breaker and an Exorcist-style vomiting infant on the flight home didn't bode well …

Always a survivor, Audrey sought out similar-minded friends (i.e. slightly bonkers), got the children into a good school and thought about taking up writing again. Sadly, thinking about it was as far as she got, unless you count shopping lists. Then, hubby drops another bombshell. Switzerland. As in – it's packing time again. Off to the land of cheese, chocolate, scarily efficient trains and a couple of teeny, tiny issues. Like driving on the 'wrong' side of the road and speaking a foreign language (French). The former was conquered fairly quickly (we'll skip over the wall demolition in week two), the latter remains an ongoing battle of the hopeful against the hopeless. At least she provides amusement for the local workforce.
It wasn't until 2016 that Audrey rediscovered her writing mojo with an online Writing Fiction course. From there, her first novel – A Clean Sweep – was born, although it took a bit longer than nine months from conception. A short, darker prequel – A Clean Break – followed, and in November 2017 she published the first in a novella trilogy, The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part One. Part Two is published on 21 March 2018, with the conclusion following in May/June. After which she might have a wee lie down …

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Nocturne by Heather McKenzie - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Heather McKenzie
(Nightmusic Trilogy, #2)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Young Adult
I am hunted.

A pawn in a vicious game.

The only way I can protect the ones I love…

…is to disappear.

Finally free of her father, Kaya has the one thing that keeps her heart beating—Luke.
Blissfully content in his arms, everything seems perfect…until their world is shattered by a deadly invasion. When an old ally comes to the rescue, Kaya wants none of it. She is devastated to learn the identity of her attacker, and that she must do something truly heartbreaking if she wants to save the ones she loves. Sacrificing everything and sinking into bottomless sorrow, Kaya finds solace in an unlikely friend—one who shows her a different kind of love, and helps her discover an inner strength she never thought possible.
A heart-pounding journey of self-discovery, Nocturne is the transformative second installment of The Nightmusic Trilogy by Heather McKenzie.

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I flew out the door into the cool night, took four steps, then stopped—the latest enlightening news about my father had sent me over the edge. Tears burst from my eyes. The last shred of hope I’d been hanging onto that Henry wasn’t all bad had been completely obliterated; he was an actual monster.
I dropped to the curb and put my head in my hands. The rain started falling, lightly dusting my shoulders at first, then becoming a downpour just to add to my misery. I became soaked head to toe, but I didn’t care. I stayed where I was, wishing the rain would melt me into a puddle that would drain into the gutter and then just disappear into the earth…
“You left something in my truck,” said a voice from out of nowhere.
At the edge of my vision was Ben, rain coming down even harder now and pouring off his cowboy hat in rivers. He was holding out a paper bag, which was now soaked. It was the muffin I hadn’t eaten.
“I didn’t want it to go to waste,” he added, eyeing me with concern, then glancing at the café window where I could feel many sets of eyes on my back.
I dropped my gaze back to the gutter. My body didn’t want to move, and I still held out hope that the rain might just wash me away. Ben said something, and then he hauled me up and turned me to face him. He lifted my chin, and I had no choice but to meet his eyes. The rain plastered my hair to my face, mixing with the tears that were spilling out of me with blinding force.
He gave me a weak smile. “I tried to leave. Got in my truck and was ten minutes out of town, but then I realized…” He paused, fumbling for the right words. “I could really use some help at my ranch. Now, the job doesn’t pay much, but you’ll have your own room and all the food you can eat.

You’ll be dry.”
He waited patiently for an answer, but I was so grateful that all my words caught in my throat. He tossed the paper bag with the muffin into the garbage. After a quick glance at the internet café and the white-haired waiter watching from the doorway, his hand firmly latched onto mine. I had the sense I wasn’t being given a choice, I was going wherever this cowboy wanted me to.
“I’m taking you home now,” he said over the downpour.
Home. Home was in Luke’s arms….
The rain was falling in sheets. Since I wasn’t about to turn into a puddle and dissolve, I let the cowboy lead the way.

Author Bio:
Heather McKenzie is the Canadian author of The Nightmusic Trilogy. Also a professional singer/songwriter with five albums to date, she told stories through music for years before falling in love with novel writing. Heather pulls from her extraordinary experiences as a musician to fuel her passion for creating Young Adult fiction. She is a rocker at heart, a mom of three and an aspiring painter.


Oath Breaker by Aaron Hodges - Book Tour + Giveaway

Oath Breaker
Legend of the Gods Book 1
by Aaron Hodges

Epic Fantasy

A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now
united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too
dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender
themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.

Alana's mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her
brother's magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever
known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail.
Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters
will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement.

As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon
finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the
wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now,
caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a
side – the empire, or the innocent.

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Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand.
He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of
Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental
consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to
quit his job and see the world. Two years later, his travels have
taken him through South East Asia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central
America, and South America. 
Today, his adventures continue…

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