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Jul 052015
 

FREE eCopy of “Unwanted Ghost”

Love books? So do I!

Subscribe to my website and receive the latest news on my books, new releases for other authors and more. As a gift I’ll send you a free copy of “Unwanted Ghost.” So be sure to leave your email address. This novelette is one of the prequel stories in the Modern Magics series. It currently has 4.8/5.0 stars on Amazon.

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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.

You can also find the entire Modern Magics series on my author page at these retailers:

Amazon – http://goo.gl/a84CIh
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 July 5, 2015  Posted by at 9:00 AM Home Tagged with: , , , ,  2 Responses »
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:

Amazon     |     Barnes & Noble

Kobo     |     iTunes

 

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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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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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Jessica Knauss

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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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Apr 162015
 

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Book One in the Speak of the Devil series by Shawna Romkey  has been re-released and is now available at your favorite retailer! Get your copy today!

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5.5x8.5TemplateAfter dying with her two best friends in a tragic car accident, Lily comes back to life only to wind up in the middle of a war between good and evil at a time when God has disappeared.

What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the crash and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and learns they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, figure out a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

 Buy Speak of the Devil  at these retailers:

Amazon: http://ow.ly/L0mEi

Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/L0mHh

Kobo: http://ow.ly/L0mKU

iTunes: http://ow.ly/L0mSH

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Shawna Romkey

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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

 April 16, 2015  Posted by at 8:24 PM Home Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Apr 072015
 

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22456905The unbelievably thrilling sequel to the time-travel YA novel Loop.

Bree Bennis finally has it all—a non-comatose mother, an uber-hot (albeit anachronistic) boyfriend named Finn, and a new-found mission to protect the timeline from those who would skew it for their own gain. But when she leans over one day to smooch said boyfriend, her lips meet those of her arch-nemesis Wyck instead. The timeline has been altered, and Bree is caught in the crosshairs. But when she goes back to repair the damage, she is stopped by none other than her Future Self, who delivers an urgent message: Someone is kidnapping Shifters from the distant past. It’s up to Bree to stop them. But first, she has to figure out who… and why.

To follow the trail of chronocrumbs, Bree reluctantly accepts her new undercover gig as Wyck’s girlfriend. Everything goes spiffy until Finn shows up in the 23rd century on the eager arm of a gorgeous fellow Shifter,Blark. Even as Bree struggles with jealousy, she battles the nagging dread that Finn might be better off with someone less chronologically complicated. Her worst fear is confirmed when Finn becomes the kidnapper’s next victim. As Bree zeroes in on the culprit, they unravel her life one timeline-change at a time. She realizes that she alone has the power to save herself and everyone she loves. But to do that, she may lose Finn forever.

 

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Karen Akins

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Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her.

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

 

 

You can find Karen at these links:

Twitter     |     Goodreads     |     Website

 

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Feb 242015
 

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It’s a pleasure to welcome Jennifer to the blog today to discuss her series McLean Twins and Black Diamond the first book in that series.

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Jennifer Loiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a Teen/YA paranormal fiction author, with four exciting series available worldwide. McLean Twins series for teen readers, Immortal Blood series for mature young adult readers, Blood Hunters series, also for mature young adults, which is a follow up for Immortal Blood series and is created by the readers’ requests, and The Shape Shifter series for anyone age 16 and up.

Jennifer’s stories are full of creatures of the night. Vampires, demons, witches, shape shifters…but even if they are mostly fiction you can find a hint of a truth in every story. Jennifer loves to research so every time she gets an idea of a new story she does a crazy Google session looking for places, old myths, names, folklores, magical items…anything that could spice up her story and make it more real for the readers. Jennifer is also part of Authors For Charity, an international author alliance, and team member in Epilepsy FI magazine. She is a pre-school teacher by profession.

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Read on for more about Jennifer and her novel, Black Diamond.

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 February 24, 2015  Posted by at 1:00 AM Home Tagged with: , , ,  2 Responses »
Feb 192015
 

Coming Spring 2015

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Magics, the third book in my series, Modern Magics,  will release this spring! Meantime, here is the awesome cover by M Joseph Murphy and a little bit of what to expect in the continuing adventures!

Get the entire series at these retailers:

Amazon     |     Barnes & Noble     |     iTunes     |     Kobo

 

 

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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.

 

 February 19, 2015  Posted by at 10:12 AM Home Tagged with: , , , , ,  1 Response »