Monday, October 23, 2023

BLOG TOUR: Cruel & Splendid Mermaids by Julie Catherine


We are thrilled to kick off the Official Blog Tour for screenwriter, author, and playwright Julie Catherine's Cruel & Splendid Mermaids, the first book in the Broken Mermaids series. Today, on our tour stop, we have a sneak peek with an exclusive excerpt! Plus, there's a tour-wide giveaway to enter. So... Be sure to check it out and start this new fantasy series NOW! Follow the tour, HERE.

Young Adult
Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Broken Mermaids, #1
Publish Date:
October 17, 2023
GCMW Publications

For mermaids and humans, the rules are the same: be careful around strangers, be wary of magic and before you dive in, check what’s lurking under the waves.

Nineteen-year-old Ellara Merme’s whole life she’s known one purpose: to mate with men, to procreate, and to bear offspring to fight in Neptune’s underwater army. No problem… There’s just one hiccup. Her siren song doesn’t work.

No one can know.

She’s a broken mermaid with a faulty lure and she has only one week left to make the damaged song work. But all that can change with the ocean’s next deadly storm. Dragged from a shipwreck, mythology says a rescued sailor will be so grateful he’ll fall into anyone’s arms. Even a broken mermaid’s. Still, there’s a reason why merfolk and humans don’t get along. And a lot can go wrong when a girl from the ocean washes up on the shore.

Think mating is easy? Think again.

Cruel and Splendid Mermaids is a first-person dark and playful underwater fantasy. Book one in the Broken Mermaids series.

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“Nice to meet you,” Henderson told me. 

“We already met.” I said. “Literally yesterday.” 

Did he really not remember? I was getting the hang of this. Maggie was right. If I didn’t try to make the conversation about sex, it didn’t instigate my siren voice. I could talk to him no problem. No coughing. No choking. I could do this all night.

“But we were never formally introduced,” he clarified, taking a swig of beer. 

I dumbly nodded my head. The heat was building in my skin. 

“Slink under any good fences lately?” He asked. Those eyes. I blinked and looked down.

“Close. This morning I dashed through a sunken shipwreck to avoid a Kingfisher Crab.” I shrugged. “I hid in a treasure chest.” 

His eyebrow rose. “What are you, some treasure hunter?” 

I laughed. “Not likely.” 

“Deep sea diver?”

“Uh,” I blushed. “I can’t tell you. It’s a secret.” 

“A secret?” He laughed. “You’re the one who started this chat. Now you’re taking it back?”

“A girl can have secrets.” 

“I’m trustworthy.” He leaned closer and grinned. I frowned.

“We’ll see about that.”


Broken Mermaids series:
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**About the Author**
Julie Catherine is an author, screenwriter and playwright.

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- ends November 2, 2023
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Sunday, October 22, 2023

SALE BLITZ: House of Eclipses by Casey L. Bond

Today, we have a Sale Blitz to share for Award-winning Author Casey L. Bond's House of Eclipses, the first book in the House of Eclipses duology. So... FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, the ebook is on sale for only 99¢! So... Be sure to check out this awesome sale and start the duology NOW!

Young Adult
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
House of Eclipses, #1
Publish Date:
August 13, 2021

Edited by:
Stacy Sanford

Cover Designed by:
Melissa Stevens

Capture his heart.
Steal his crown.

Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.

The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit. 

Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.

Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…

Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?

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Praise for House of Eclipses

"A gorgeous journey you'll want to take again and again." ~New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins

“Stunning world-building, a fierce heroine, gorgeous writing, and a storyline unlike anything you've ever read. House of Eclipses will pull you in until the very last page.” – Celia McMahon, author of The Unspoken Series

House of Eclipses is full of compelling characters, beautiful worlds full of whimsy and wonder, an edge-of-your-seat storyline, a love story for the ages, and an ending that packs in incredible punch.” – Ethan Gregory, One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads


House of Eclipses duology:
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**About the Author**
Casey L. Bond lives on a rural farm in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She writes phoenixes – gloriously flawed and morally gray characters that fiercely rise from the ashes of their circumstances. World building is one of her favorite hobbies, along with stamping metal jewelry, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She thinks thunderstorms are better than coffee and that watching a meteor shower is the closest thing to magic you might ever see. She’s a firm believer that every amazing book needs a world you want to wrap yourself in, a character you want to win, and a love you would fight for. 
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Gravebriar, and House of Eclipses.

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