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Jun 162015
 

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Magical Weddings ~ New Release ~ 15 Enchanting Romances

Whether real or only in the hearts of the bride and groom, the magic of weddings is undeniable and irresistible! As these 15 enchanting happily-ever-afters by bestselling and award-winning authors prove.

From sweet to spicy, the romances bundled into this set cross time and unite hearts, cast spells of laughter, battle wedding jitters and fight back tears, while weaving love’s hopeful magic throughout 1400 pages.

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The box set is on sale for only .99 cents!

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 June 16, 2015  Posted by at 1:00 AM Home Tagged with: , , ,  1 Response »
Jun 152015
 

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Magics is here!

It’s really here! The third book in the Modern Magics series is now available! I’m so excited about this final book in the trilogy. It was a fun ride, for sure.

Here’s what M. Joseph Murphy, author of the Activation series, had to say about Magics:

A thrilling urban fantasy ride where the scariest monsters just so happen to be human. Wilson goes into realms most urban fantasy authors fear to tread. Watch as the world burns. Be prepared to cry. Magic is coming to Earth and no one will be left unchanged. An emotional, jaw-dropping finale to an epic series.”

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In Relics, the creatures of magic returned to Earth.

In Portals, magic itself returned.

In Magics, we’ll wish it hadn’t.

The laws of magic have become as real as the laws of physics, and humans with magical powers are becoming the norm.

But human magic is out of control – powerful, wild, unpredictable. Five ultra-powerful humans rise above the rest to begin a reign of terror, and entire cities fall. The elves and other Elder Races are desperate to find and stop these magical terrorists. But for the first time, the magic of the Elder Races is surpassed.

Thulu and La Fi join the hunt for the human supes causing the planet-wide massacres. With their own magic evolving and erratic, the race to catch the killers becomes far more difficult. They need to find them and stop the chaos before there is no world left to save.

It’s available now at the following retailers. Coming soon to Nook, iTunes, Kobo and paperback.

 

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Jun 142015
 

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It’s a total blast and easy to enter. Here’s your chance to discover some fabulous books. Plus there are some amazing prizes!

 

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Jun 082015
 

Book two in the Speak of the Devil series is available for pre-order!

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The demons strike back!

Lily is working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together; but Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell intact.

Genres: Romance, Paranormal, Teen, Young Adult, Fantasy

 

You can find The Devil Made Me Do It at these retailers:

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Shawna grew up around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, one rescue dog and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart.

She’s taught English at the university and secondary levels for close to twenty years and can’t quite fathom how all of her students have grown up, yet she’s managed to stay the same.  She’s a huge geek and fan of Xena, Buffy and all kick ass women, and loves to write stories that have strong female characters.

You can Find Shawna at these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | Pinterest  |  Goodreads

 

 

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Jun 052015
 

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So, you have your book as polished as you can get it and you’re ready to send it out into the world. You’ve done your research and decided that you want to go the small press route. Awesome! Being a partner in Ellysian Press for the last year has taught me so very much of what to do…and what not to do. Here are some basic tips:

1. Only submit to presses who publish your genre and are currently accepting submissions. No sense wasting your time if you write fantasy and they are only accepting horror at that time.

2. Make your query letter professional and follow standard query letter guidelines. And make it personal! It’s easy to find out the name of the person to whom you should submit, so include that. “Dear Sir/Madam” is a big turn-off for some. Keep it to the point. Don’t ramble or add in info that doesn’t apply. Keep it short. However, if there is a specific reason you want to be with that publisher, let them know.

Also, you want your blurb right up front. Add any other important info such as previously published work after the blurb.

3. Follow the publisher’s submission guidelines. Be very careful with this as most presses have specific things they want. Do they want a sample? If so, how long? Don’t send fifty pages if they ask for ten. It’s usually okay to go over by a paragraph or two if you have a natural stopping point, but don’t go over or under by too much. If they want a short synopsis, send one to two pages. If they want the sample in the body of the email, don’t send it as an attachment. Some presses will not open attachments in a query.

4. Don’t nudge too soon if you don’t hear back right away. Some companies have a turn-around response time listed, but most don’t. If it’s a press you particularly want to be with, and they don’t answer within two months, it should be okay to gently nudge.

5. Do your due diligence on the publisher. What do you want from a press? Does their “About” page fit in with your expectations? Be sure you understand what that press really does for their authors. Some do no marketing at all, so be prepared for that. Others do marketing to varying degrees. Some have a long queue of books and the publishing turn-around time is going to be different for each press. Your book could be out in several months or it could take over a year. Most small presses will not pay an advance, so be aware of that. Talk to the press’ published authors. Are they still happy and would they recommend the press?

 

The best thing you can do for yourself is to do your research on every aspect of getting published – from writing your query letter to how to format the manuscript to editing. The more you know, the easier it will be for you once you do sell your book and start the process.

If you have questions, feel free to ask. :)

 

 

May 272015
 

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Louann Carroll’s fascinating look at how one man deals with his paranormal gifts has a brand new cover. This novel is one of the best I’ve read this year. Carroll has treated having paranormal abilities in such a way you’d think you were reading about real people. The story is intriguing and the characters are believable. I highly recommend this powerful novel.

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Innocent Blood

They call him the Pope on Dope.

Danny Fisk has a secret no one outside his family would believe.

Danny sees things others can’t: like ghosts and the future. In his teens, he used drugs to escape his gifts, but with help from his family, Danny cleaned up his life. For fifteen years, he lived the American Dream. He had a loving wife, kids, a great job, and proud parents.

That ended when renewed pressure from his abilities drove him back to drug abuse. Now, Danny’s on a mission to save as many as he can from the streets that would destroy them all.

Pursued by corrupt cops, drug cartels and his own inner demons, Danny must find a way to survive his gifts. If not, he’ll continue a downward spiral that could cost him the lives of those he’s trying to save.

As well as his own.

Recommended 16+ for launguage.

Innocent Blood is available at these retailers:

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Louann Carroll

Louann author picLouann Carroll is a Native Californian living in the Sierra Nevada foothills with her husband, Dennis.

Mother to three children, she is an avid rock, fossil, and gem hunter who enjoys sharing her finds with family and friends. She is a student of alternative religion, archaeology, anthropology and paleontology.

After leaving her position as C.E.O. in the Bay Area, she has pursued her writing career with much success. Winner of the 2010 Crescent Moon Press award for best novel, she has gone on to write several more works that can best be described as paranormal with a ‘touch’ of horror.

She is the author of Gemini Rising, book one, Gemini Rising, book two,
(recommended reads) The Light and the Flame, a Sci-Fi romance trilogy, A Shadow of Time, a paranormal romance, Shadowlands, Leanore’s story, Journeys, The Adventure of Leaf, Innocent Blood and The Foundlings, Jenny’s story.

You can reach Ms. Carroll at these links:

Website     |     Twitter     |     Facebook

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May 122015
 

 

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Unpredictable Worlds

A teacher controls her students with an edible microchip. A reporter turns into a rhinoceros. A couple’s efforts to eat local go frighteningly awry. If you’re looking to be surprised, puzzled, or just plain entertained, pick up this omnibus. There’s something for everyone! 

More than twenty years in the making, Unpredictable Worlds contains all of Jessica Knauss’s published and prize-winning short fiction as of March 2015 and a few of her best stories never before seen in print or ebook. Zany plots and outrageous characters will stretch your belief and tug at your heart. 

WARNING: These stories contain exaggeration, elision, and disregard for “the real world.” Some even exhibit a tone of blatant optimism. However, they respect human speech patterns, admire good grammar, and hold proper punctuation in the highest regard. 

Unpredictable Worlds releases for Kindle on May 15, but you can reserve your copy for the bargain price of 99 cents right now at this link:

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Save 66% on the post-release price and have this unique book delivered to your device the minute it becomes available. 

 

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Born and raised in Northern California, Jessica Knauss is a New Englander by design. She has worked as a librarian and a Spanish teacher and earned a PhD in Medieval Spanish Literature before entering the publishing world as an editor. She has published fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in numerous venues. Her acclaimed novella about a woman’s awakening through sleeping in trees, Tree/House, is also currently available, and her contemporary paranormal Awash in Talent is coming soon. Get updates on her writing at her blog: jessicaknauss.blogspot.com.

 

You can also find Jessica at these links:

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