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Aug 262015
 

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Moth

Moth has gotten a new look! Sean T. Poindexter’s dark and edgy novel takes a look at what happens when Neo-Nazi vampires enter the child-slavery ring. This is one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read. It explores serious themes, yet is also a satisfyingly gritty adventure into a world where vampires are definitely not the nice guys. Poindexter’s writing won me over with his dragons in The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles. He gets into your head and heart in a way that stays with you long after you read the last page.

If you like Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, then this 5 star book is for you!

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Moth

Social worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to monsters. Supernatural or human, he’s faced all kinds. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he may have met his match.

Children are vanishing, not just from the streets, but from their parents’ memories. Max’s investigation leads him to a gang of neo-Nazi vampires running a child slavery ring. There, he comes face to face with the deadliest enemy he’s ever met, their charismatic and powerful leader Boone.

Running low on hope and options to find the missing children, Max turns to his friends for help. But even they aren’t enough. Forced to face the darkness of his own past, Max forges an alliance with the least likely ally of all. An enemy whose cruelty was almost his end, and haunts him still.

For mature readers, 18+.

Get your copy of Moth today!

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Sean T. Poindexter

Though born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. After college, Sean went into social and investigative work, primarily with disabled adults and seniors. Sean’s background in sociology, criminology, and philosophy and his experience as an investigator for the State of Missouri, are heavy influences in his writing.

While Sean has been writing most of his life, he did not consider doing so professionally until he was inspired by a terrible vampire movie. During the film, Sean amused himself by imagining the vampires being attacked by a dragon. His imagination resulted in his series, The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles, featuring dragons and vampires.

Sean enjoys watching and reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. His hobbies include playing Xbox, fantasy role playing games and collecting firearms.

Moth is Book 1 of The Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mysteries. Sean’s other books include The Shadow of Tiamet and The Will of the Darkest One, both from The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles.

You can follow Sean at these links:

Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Goodreads

 

 August 26, 2015  Posted by at 7:53 AM Home Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 082015
 

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Lifeless (Words Made Flesh #2)

by AdriAnne Strickland

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Lifeless

When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became the most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he’s a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers’ control has begun.

As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker charged with Tavin’s training, is pushing him to be as ruthless as she is. Her goal: make Tavin an elite assassin, whether he wants to be or not. His first target: the Chinese ambassador to Eden City … and that’s just the beginning.

You can get Lifeless at these retailers:

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AdriAnne Strickland

 

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AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can’t seem to stop. WORDLESS is her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy from Flux Books.

You can follow AdriAnne at these links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

 

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 August 8, 2015  Posted by at 1:00 AM Home Tagged with: , , ,  3 Responses »
Aug 052015
 

“Ghost Dancer” Hits #1 in FREE Short SF&F Reads!

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Perfect for a lunchtime read, “Ghost Dancer” has secured the #1 slot for short Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads at Amazon! Thanks so much to everyone who has downloaded it. Want your own copy?

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“Ghost Dancer”

ghost dancer 400x600Ten-year-old Danika Samms was going to be a dancer. She was even going to be on TV for a big national contest. Until a serial killer put an end to her dreams. Now her ghost has come to Thulu and La Fi to save her dog from the killer. La Fi is a medium and Thulu is a finder and together they find justice for the dead.

The detectives take the case, but they find more than a lost pup. They discover a heartbreaking secret and a seasoned killer already on the prowl for his next victim. And this time their walk on the darker side of the paranormal puts their own lives at risk.

“Ghost Dancer” is the third novelette from the Modern Magics series.

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“Ghost Dancer” and “Unwanted Ghost” are Free!

The 5 star novelette, “Ghost Dancer,” is available for free download from your favorite retailer! “Ghost Dancer” has held a top 50 spot (and usually in the top 20!) in Amazon’s Short Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads for over six months. This one-hour read is perfect for lunchtime and is a great introduction to Thulu and La Fi’s adventures!

 

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Ten-year-old Danika Samms was going to be a dancer. She was even going to be on TV for a big national contest. Until a serial killer put an end to her dreams. Now her ghost has come to Thulu and La Fi to save her dog from the killer. La Fi is a medium and Thulu is a finder and together they find justice for the dead.

The detectives take the case, but they find more than a lost pup. They discover a heartbreaking secret and a seasoned killer already on the prowl for his next victim. And this time their walk on the darker side of the paranormal puts their own lives at risk.

“Ghost Dancer” is the third novelette from Modern Magics.

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“Unwanted Ghost”

I’m also giving away a FREE copy of “Unwanted Ghost” to those who join Maer’s Book Club.  I share my latest news throughout the year to club members only. Join today for your free copy of “Unwanted Ghost.”

 

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Thulu & La Fi have inherited an old, furnished Victorian. What they weren’t expecting was that the furnishings included a ghost.

Usually the Thulukans are happy to take on supernatural clients for their detective agency. But there’s something about Darla Redding that bothers La Fi – and with good reason. They discover that Darla has a much darker past than hinted at by her “normal” life. She’s definitely not a ghost they want haunting them. So, if they want to be rid of their unwelcome house ghost, Thulu and La Fi need to solve her murder.

“Unwanted Ghost” is the second novelette in the Modern Magics series.

To get your free copy, simply join Maer’s Book Club.

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Jul 212015
 

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Lucky’s Promise

After years of searching for her mother’s killer, Felicia “Lucky” Fascino is finally on the right track. With the help of her family, and on-again off-again boyfriend, Kenji Zinn, Lucky is getting closer to fulfilling the unspoken promise she made to her adoptive father.

As the group continues to dig deep into the assassin’s network, and search for the elusive Quimby, ties to the past come back full circle, endangering everyone Lucky loves and cares for. It’s only a matter of time before their secret is uncovered.

Genres: Romance/Suspense/Thriller/Romantic Suspense
Heat Rating: sweet

You can buy Lucky’s Promise at these retailers:

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Jenn Nixon

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Jenn’s love of writing started the year she received her first diary and Nancy Drew novel. She often adds a thriller and suspense element to anything she writes be it Romance, Science Fiction, or Fantasy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, observing pop culture, playing with her two dogs, and working on various charitable projects in her home state of New Jersey.

 

You can find Jenn at these links:

Jenn’s Website   |   Twitter   |   Facebook

Jenn’s Email: jenn@jennnixon.com

 

Excerpt from Lucky’s Promise

Felicia swung her chair in his direction and said: “Are you going to tell me what’s wrong?”

“No.”

“Why not?” she said, bordering on a screech.

“It is the same conversation. ‘You can trust me, Felicia.’ ‘You can talk to me, Felicia.’ ‘I’m here for you, Felicia.’”

“You’re still mad because I didn’t want to talk about my crappy ass life while we were on vacation?” He lifted an eyebrow to make a statement, and her whole face flushed. “We were on vacation!”

“With no distractions. With no interference. Just you and I…and still you refused me every time I tried.”

“Fine. What do you want to know?” Kenji stared at her as she rose from the chair and hitched her fists on her hips. Her head jerked to the right, both eyebrows lifted on her forehead. “Well?”

“Humph,” he said, tossing the remote onto the bed and stalking into the living room across the hall. She wouldn’t answer his question, so he didn’t even bother asking. He went to the wet bar in the far corner. Searching through the miniature refrigerator, Kenji grumbled, finding nothing but wine.

“Phen and I are going to meet after breakfast and talk about the job.”

He glanced back. Felicia stood in the doorway, her hands in front of her body, fingers twisted together like a frightened child. A complete turnaround, again. It wasn’t an act; everything about her said she was scared. Why? Couldn’t she confide in him by now? His frustration threatened to swell again, and he was backing her into a corner. If he pushed, they would fight, and he didn’t want that. Not right now. Kenji sat down in the leather love seat and rubbed his temple.

She didn’t move from her position, but her heavy sigh filled the room. “It’s my last one before he puts me up as the new safety. I’m going to need some pointers….”

He bobbed his head but didn’t look up.

“Is it more than…me not talking?” she squeaked.

Kenji came close to spilling everything. Forcing her to face the feeling he had for her was unfair. Making her talk when she wasn’t ready seemed cruel. Confessing his fear for her safety would make him appear overprotective and controlling. The fury he felt, he didn’t completely comprehend himself. Discussing the situation with Taro was the only thing he could mention and remain truthful.

“I am still aggravated with myself.”

“I told you outside the restaurant it didn’t matter anymore. It’s over and done. I trust you, and if you trust your brother…it’s cool, babe.” Her disposition continued to change, now that he no longer pressed her.

“It will never happen again,” he said, adding a grumble.

“I know.” She moved into the living room and sat down on the coffee table between the two sofas. Felicia reached out, took his hand. He held back the rest of the clutter racing through his head. She bent her head down to look him in the eyes. “We okay?”

“Yes, beleza, we are.”

 July 21, 2015  Posted by at 8:21 AM Home Tagged with: , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 182015
 

Celebrate Magics and Win!

The third book in the Modern Magics series, Magics, is out in the world. With three books, four novelettes and one short story, the series is now complete! To celebrate, I’m having a Giveaway for not one, but two months! Be sure to enter for a chance to win books, swag and gift cards.

Check out the Giveaway below. One of the ways to enter is to join my book club. If you join through the Giveaway link, you will not only enter to win one of the prizes, you’ll also receive a FREE ecopy of “Unwanted Ghost”!

 

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Prizes include:

2 Winners – $5 Amazon Gift Card

1 Winner – ecopy of RELICS

1 Winner – ecopy of PORTALS

1 Winner – ecopy GHOST OF MODERN MAGICS

1 Winner – ecopy of WEDDING GHOST

1 Winner – ecopy of UNWANTED GHOST

2 Winners – Signed RELICS Bookmark

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 July 18, 2015  Posted by at 7:09 AM Home Tagged with: , , ,  6 Responses »
Jul 162015
 

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At a recent event, I had someone ask me why I decided to write cross-genre. It’s a great question. Except I didn’t decide to. It just happened. Relics was my first novel and I had no idea I was writing cross-genre. In fact, if you had asked what genre I was writing, I would have stopped dead and looked at you in great surprise.

“Fantasy?” I might have answered. “Modern fantasy?”

A version of this is exactly what happened internally when I stumbled across something that said authors should know their genres. I was researching how to do agent query letters, when advice said to include the genre. What? Genre? Oh my god! Genre had not even crossed my mind at that point. What was I to do?

Well, I started researching genres, but quickly realized I didn’t fit in one nice, neat little box!

Horror!

Panic!

Had I messed up? Was my new baby a disaster? Well, actually it had a lot wrong with it, and I ended up dumping the second half of the novel and completely rewriting it. But that’s another story. Back to the genre thing.

I decided I’d use “urban fantasy” and “paranormal,” interchangeably. Maybe no one would notice I used both, I told myself. Maybe I could appeal to both kinds of readers.

But during my internet travels, I happened to stumble over the term  “cross-genre.” My heart sang! I was cross-genre. I had a box to fit in!

Yes, my brothers and sisters, there was actually a term for what I did. I wasn’t the freak I’d felt like when chatting with author friends who had their comfortable niches. The ones I secretly envied when they tossed out genres like mystery, romance or historical. I could stand up with pride and announce that I was…a librarian…wait no…that was a movie.

*cough*

My work was cross-genre. I held my head up and embraced my new designation with love – and relief. I no longer worried that I had elements of science fiction in my series. Elements that I hadn’t even admitted to yet because I was already crossing fantasy with paranormal mystery and adding in a third (fourth?) genre was wrong. Right? Aha! But was it?

By the time Portals was out, I was firmly admitting to not two, but three genres! I proudly claimed my urban fantasy / sci fi / paranormal label. And Magics is so firmly crossing all three it can be nothing but cross-genre.

And so I say to you, those who are troubled out there in the dark, those afraid because you don’t belong in one lovely, safe genre: Embrace your inner cross-genre.

Your romance has horror in it? No problem!

Your adventure has fantasy? Love it!

Your sci fi is also mystery? Go for it! (Besides Asimov himself did this! All the way back in the last century this master of Sci Fi crossed genres into mysteries.)

Let the story fly where it will and just enjoy the journey.

 

 July 16, 2015  Posted by at 8:11 AM Home Tagged with: , ,  4 Responses »