Friday, February 22, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour + Giveaway for Micah Dean Hicks' Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones!!! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!! Follow the tour, HERE!!!

Genre:
Horror/Science Fiction
Publish Date:
February 5, 2019
Publisher:
John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Synopsis:
Swine Hill was full of the dead. Their ghosts were thickest near the abandoned downtown, where so many of the town’s hopes had died generation by generation. They lingered in the places that mattered to them, and people avoided those streets, locked those doors, stopped going into those rooms . . . They could hurt you. Worse, they could change you.

Jane is haunted. Since she was a child, she has carried a ghost girl that feeds on the secrets and fears of everyone around her, whispering to Jane what they are thinking and feeling, even when she doesn’t want to know. Henry, Jane’s brother, is ridden by a genius ghost that forces him to build strange and dangerous machines. Their mother is possessed by a lonely spirit that burns anyone she touches. In Swine Hill, a place of defeat and depletion, there are more dead than living.

When new arrivals begin scoring precious jobs at the last factory in town, both the living and the dead are furious. This insult on the end of a long economic decline sparks a conflagration. Buffeted by rage on all sides, Jane must find a way to save her haunted family and escape the town before it kills them.


      
  

*Excerpt*

The Pig Boy Comes to School
He was about to text Trigger back, say thanks and tell him that it would be okay, even though it would never be okay, when Trigger texted again.
You probably don’t want to hear this, but you’re lucky. I don’t think my ghost will ever leave. This is the best thing that could have happened to you.
He slammed the face of his phone against the steps. No, he wasn’t lucky. He was lost. Worse than losing a friend or relative, he had lost a piece of himself. He was less than he’d been before. Why couldn’t everyone understand that?
The bus pulled up and sighed to a stop. Henry climbed on, walking between seats ripped open and vomiting foam. Whorls of graffiti covered every surface, even the windows. Only a scattering of kids rode it, most of them young. There was no driver. The haunted old thing kept dragging itself along the same route it always had, propelled by spirits alone.
A few days ago, he might have wondered how a machine could draw power from the grief of the dead. His ghost might have taken control of him, and days or weeks later he would have woken up and beheld some ghostly engine that burned spirits like coal. Now he could only imagine such a thing. Henry went to the back without looking at anyone.
“Henry? Hey, it’s you. Come sit by me.” The pig boy from the plant lounged across a seat in the back. He had pierced the edges of his thin ears, and heavy rings weighed them down against his cheek. He wore a T-shirt two sizes too big, the logo of some band Henry had never heard of splashed across it. Dark eye shadow masked his eyes in wide bands.
Henry sat in the adjacent seat. “You shouldn’t be here, Dennis. People aren’t going to like it.”
“Dad said that you’d look out for me.”
Henry stared into the pig boy’s face and started running through the variables. Hundreds of students and faculty, almost none of them comfortable with pigs being in town. Quiet nooks, dark rooms, dead-ends, and narrow corridors in a place without enough adults to keep track of everyone. Angry kids who felt like the world was unfair and getting worse all the time, no outlet for their anger. People who saw any difference as a criticism or a threat. A pig boy, alone. Even with his ghost, this wasn’t solvable. Henry’s heart raced with all the terrible things that could happen.
“Go home, Dennis.”
“I’m good at making friends,” the pig boy said. “Just wait and see.”
Copyright © 2019 by Micah Dean Hicks

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Praise for BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES

“A tour-de-force of the imagination. Hicks has created a world that is beautifully and brutally surreal and yet, at the same time, BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES stands as a hyper-realistic psychological portrait of the death of the American factory town. My own identity as an American was disturbed and changed by this novel; some dormant understanding was shaken awake. This is a stunning and profound debut.” ―Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of New York Times Notable Book Pure

“Hicks’ debut novel is a thoughtful tour of the rotted and haunted heart of America. Highly recommended.” ―Jeremiah Tolbert, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author

“I can’t stop thinking about this book. It’s a haunting story that burrows under your skin like an insect laying eggs that hatch within you in the middle of the night. Hicks’ mesmerizing imagery kept me turning the pages and asking myself ‘How is this book happening? What sort of literary witchcraft am I witnessing?’” ―Maurice Broaddus, author of Buffalo Soldier and The Usual Suspects

“BREAK THE BODIES, HAUNT THE BONES is a breathless wonder of a debut novel… Hicks is a magician with words and has written a spellbinding, haunting and necessary book.” ―Anne Valente, author of Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down

“Hicks has crafted a haunting story with multi-generational appeal, where the very real horror of poverty meets supernatural horror, and social issues like xenophobia, racism and economic anxiety are addressed organically through allegory and gripping storytelling.” ―Chris L. Terry, author of Black Card and Zero Fade
  
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**About the Author**
Photo Credit: Scot Lerner 2018
Micah Dean Hicks is the author of the novel Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones. He is also the author of Electricity and Other Dreams, a collection of dark fairy tales and bizarre fables. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Hicks grew up in rural southwest Arkansas and now lives in Orlando. He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida.

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***The Giveaway***


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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Forever Witch by Billie Dale


Today, we are excited to celebrate the release of Billie Dale's Forever Witch, the latest installment in the Reigh Witch Chronicles series! So, to celebrate this book birthday, we have an exclusive excerpt AND a blitz-wide giveaway to share! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

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The leading lady’s of the Reigh Witch Chronicles are about to face their greatest challenge yet. Defeating the darkness once and for all. She’s the middle sister, we’ve watched her grow and now Kassy will save her sister, defeat Phoenix Winston and kick Lilith’s butt all the way to kingdom come. 

Genre:
New Adult
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Series:
Reigh Witch Chronicles, #4
Publish Date:
February 22, 2019

Synopsis:
My mission, should I accept: find my sister before our family self-destructs.
Phoenix Winston, villainous madman extraordinaire, gave my sister, Bryenna, a grave ultimatum: become his prisoner or someone dies. She chose life with him over the death of her family.

Now, me and my BFF/Bodyguard/hunka-hunka burning love—Mathias Marshall—must locate, save, and bring her home.

Should be a piece of cake with a family full of magic, right?

Since the day we stepped through the portal into Erigate, we have faced one battle after another. This realm offers many things but a simple life isn’t one.

Step one: Rescue Bryenna.

Step two: Defeat Lilith and Phoenix

One quest leads to the next. Swooping in to save the girl will end in the ultimate battle. To beat Lilith and Phoenix once and for all we need all lips cackling over the cauldron, a ton of ingenuity, a legion of supernaturals, and a whole lot of crossed fingers.

Challenge accepted.

*The final novel in the Reigh Witch Chronicles series. An action-packed adventure full of magic, mayhem, laughs, and love. *



   
*FREE on Kindle Unlimited*


*Excerpt*
“I grew up watching this show. Buffy, Supernatural, Angel, and Charmed; Mom loved them all. Anything to do with magic and monsters. Ironic, isn’t it, how all this became our reality?” I offer, shoving in another bite.
“Nah, this is laughable. I mean three witches and the demons are all in San Francisco? Then Buffy, well, vampires only attack in Sunnydale? Don’t even get me started on those Winchester phonies. These are nothing like the real world.”

“I guess but it is kinda prophetic how she loved all these and got me hooked. Now look at us.” I shrug, switching gears. “What was it like growing up with a Goddess for a mom?” I omit the batshit-evil part of the equation.


Catch up on the Reigh Witch Chronicles series now...
  
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**About the Author**
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 Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 
A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates.

Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in your soul.

Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre.

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***The Giveaway***

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

TEASER REVEAL: Love And Chaos by S.M. Soto


Today, we are sharing a Teaser Reveal for S.M. Soto's Love and Chaos, the third installment in the Chaos series!!! The series must be read in order. Take a look at that gorgeous cover! To celebrate this reveal, Deception and Chaos (book 1) is on sale for only 99¢... For a limited time only! Not only that, Blood and Chaos (book 2) is FREE on Kindle Unlimited! So... Binge read the Chaos series now before the Love and Chaos release! Pre-order your copy now!!!

Genre:
New Adult
Dark Romance
Romantic Suspense
Series:
Chaos, #3
Publish Date:
February 28, 2019

Synopsis:
Hell is rising
People are dying…all in the name of love. 

Tell me, can the Devil and his Angel survive the flames? 


Deception and Blood were the counterparts, but now, can Sophia and Creed navigate their way through the never ending Chaos? 



      
*Pre-order links for Amazon not yet available*



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Don't miss the previous titles in the Chaos series...
 
(Covers link to Goodreads)

      

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**About the Author**
S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life). 

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