Monday, July 31, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Illuminate by L.L. Hunter

Happy Book Birthday for L.L. Hunter's Illuminate, the second installment in the Hidden Magic series! So... We are celebrating with this Release Day Blitz! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Young Adult
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Hidden Magic, #2
Publish Date:
July 31, 2017

Cover Design by:
Desiree DeOrto

Emma Raine looks like your average eighteen-year-old.
But she holds a secret deep within her.
She is a magical being, a powerful queen of a faraway mythical land who fled her destiny.
No one will ever know.
And she’ll kill you before you ever will.

By day, Emma is a journalism intern in one of Sydney’s top media companies.
By night, she researches ways of keeping magic hidden, of keeping her world separate from the life she lives now.
But something is stirring in the streets of the trendy Australian city.
There are whispers of magic, and Emma must stop it before it takes hold.
Her search leads her to the mysterious forests of New Zealand, the one place she swore she'd never return… and the man who rules it all.

In the enticing first novel of the spin-off of the Dragon Heart Series, can Emma keep her magic hidden from the one man she thought she’d never see again?
Or will his interest in her illuminate everything?

You can’t run from your destiny.


Sequel to:
(cover links to Goodreads)

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**About the Author**
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to sing lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her "fur babies."

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BOOK BLITZ: Sink by M.E. Rhines

We are excited to share with you this 7-day Book Blitz for M.E. Rhines' Sink, the first novel in the Mermaid Royalty series! Of course, we have to kick off this book blitz on its actual release date!!! Woohoo! Happy Book Birthday!!! To celebrate, we will be sharing a sneak peek into the book with an exciting excerpt. Plus, we have a teasers to share as well. We're not finished yet... There's even a blitz-wide giveaway which can be found at the end of this post! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Young Adult
Mermaid Royalty, #1
Publish Date:
July 31, 2017

Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment—or worse—so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to the mermaids of Atargatis, Pauline realizes she can stay silent no more.

Determined to end the queen’s dark tradition, Pauline goes along on a search for shipwreck survivors, secretly planning to free them. But things get complicated when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to one of the men. Before she realizes what’s happening, she has kissed him—and a kiss from a mermaid is not without consequences. Now Pauline will have to risk everything if she is to save the young man and thwart the queen’s dark plans.

“Sure, okay. Let me just climb on your back and ride you like a whale.” He laughed at his own joke, but I just planted my fists on my hips.
“That’s exactly what you’re going to do.”
“Ha! That’s a good one.”
“I’m serious, Eddie. Mermaids are a lot stronger than we look.”
Eddie clenched his jaw and looked away. “I can’t do that, Pauline. I’m the man here. I don’t take piggy-back rides from princesses.”
“Good Poseidon.” I let out an animalistic growl. “You humans are so infuriating. Look, I get that where you come from the women are delicate and you do everything for them, like opening their doors and carrying their purses.” I held out my satchel, my way of showing it was me carrying the load and not him. “Down here, though, it’s different. We rule the ocean. Mermaids build the walls, make the rules, and get everything done. Stop being a chauvinistic piece of krill and let me help you.”
“I am not chauvinistic.” His tone was stern, but his mouth twitched, threatening to reveal his amusement. “I’m independent. There’s a difference.”
“You can’t afford to be independent in the ocean. Surviving down here means working together. You help me where I lack, and I’ll do the same for you.”
“Sounds like a good deal. Except, you’re still not carrying me. That’s too far out of my comfort zone. I’ll walk.”
“You’re either going to kill yourself from exhaustion or it’s going to take us two days to get there instead of two hours.”
“We better get moving then. I’m pretty anxious to see which it’ll be.” Eddie winked at me, and the burning anger creeping up the back of my neck receded in an instant.
I chewed on my lip, mumbling some pretty ugly words under my breath as he laughed. “Fine,” I said. “I have an idea.”
I pinched my thumb and index finger together, pressed them against my lips, and blew. A loud, high-pitched whistle sliced through the water. A second later, I blew again, and then a third time.
He cocked his head, watching me with furrowed brows. “What’re you doing?”
“Calling us a ride.”
“What—like a taxi?”
“What’s a taxi?”
“You know, big yellow car with a horrible driver inside who can’t speak English.”
“A car? Oh, wait. I think I’ve heard of that. It has four wheels, moves by itself?”
“That’s it.”
“I’ll never understand why you don’t just walk where you need to go. It seems unhealthy to live so sedentary.”
“Not everything is close by. Sometimes, the supermarket is like, ten miles away.
“So, you build things within walking distance. There isn’t anything we need outside swimming range.”
“Then what about this ride you’re calling? Must’ve used it before to know about it.”
I shook my head, searching the ocean for a sign of movement. “I’ve never used him for travel, just for fun.”
“Whoa, whoa. Him?”
An eruption of bubbles in the distance caught my eye, and a flutter of excitement burst in my chest. I waved at the shiny grey blob. Realizing it was me, the dolphin whistled and clicked so eloquently one might mistake it for chatter.
He swam right into me, sending me backward with his weight. I grabbed his dorsal fin, and he spun us in dizzy circles as I hugged him. When I finally let go, the seafloor wobbled. Eddie’s outline swayed from side to side, and then settled straight once I regained my balance.
“Um.” Eddie’s jaw hung open as he looked over my dolphin friend, half-fearful, half-dumbstruck. “What. Is. That?”
Somehow, even clueless looked good on him. “This is Mort. He’s my friend.”


**About the Author**
M.E. Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband. She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and 
nonsense is necessary.

She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen.

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COVER REVEAL: Moonburner by Claire Luana

We have a Cover Reveal to share with you today! Take a look at an all new cover for Claire Luana's Moonburner, the first book in the Moonburner Cycle series! What do you think?!? It's beautiful and dreamlike... I think. Check it out and grab your copy today!

Young Adult
Moonburner Cycle, #1
Publish Date:
June 14, 2016
Soul Fire Press

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Kai is a Moonburner—a female sorceress reviled by her people and normally killed at birth. Except Kai's parents saved her by disguising her as a boy—a ruse they've kept up for almost seventeen years. But when her village is attacked, Kai’s secret is revealed and she’s sentenced to death. 

Thankfully, the gods aren’t done with Kai. Despite the odds stacked against her, she escapes her fate, undertaking a harrowing journey to a land where Moonburners are revered and trained as warriors. 

But her new home has dangers of its own—the ancient war against the male Sunburners has led the Moonburners down a dark path that could destroy all magic. And Kai, armed only with a secret from her past and a handsome but dangerous ally, may be the only one who can prevent the destruction of her people...

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**About the Author**
Claire Luana grew up reading everything she could get her hands on and writing every chance she could. Eventually, adulthood won out, and she turned her writing talents to more scholarly pursuits, going to work as a commercial litigation attorney at a mid-sized law firm. While continuing to practice law, Claire decided to return to her roots and try her hand once again at creative writing. She has written and published the Moonburner Cycle and is currently working on a new trilogy about magical food. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two dogs. In her (little) remaining spare time, she loves to hike, travel, binge-watch CW shows, and of course, fall into a good book.

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