We’re Treating Readers to a Spring Fling Enter for the chance to win $1250 in Amazon Gift Cards! Mega Gift Card Giveaway April 2-24 and Facebook Hop April 21-24 #giveaway #amwriting #amreading

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We’re Treating Readers to a Spring Fling!
with a Mega Gift Card Giveaway April 2-24
and Facebook Hop April 21-24

Enter for the chance to win $1250 in Amazon Gift Cards!

Sponsored by the 77 authors listed below

Constance Phillips • Debbie White • Tamara Lush • Nancy Segovia • Helen Smith • Stella Marie Alden • Alyson Hale • Shirley Hailstock • Dena Garson • Ava Bradley • Tamara Ferguson • Lynda Haviland • Eva Chase • Ashlee Price • Allyson R Abbott • Phoebe Rose • Ysa Arcangel • Tee Garner • Jennifer Allis Provost • Rachel Woods • Amelia James • Jacqueline Diamond • Marsha A. Moore • Siera London • Emily Leigh • Aileen Harkwood • Jenna Barwin • Tara Lain • Christa Paige • Cynthia A Clement • Marie Booth • Hope Welsh • Sarah Fischer • Marie Johnston • Anne Renwick • Brea Viragh • Gayle Parness • Trish McCallan • Aubrey Wynne • JD Monroe • Sharon Kay • Elizabeth Rose • H. D. Thomson • Amy Brent • Caitlyn Blue • Margo Bond Collins • Bokerah Brumley • Felicia Beasley • Amy L Gale • Olivia Wildenstein • Tracie E. Christian • Patricia M Jackson • Kristy Tate • Astrid Arditi • Lisa Mondello • Cassie Alexander • Lori L. Robinett • Amanda Uhl • Melissa Belle • Josie Riviera • Layla Messner • Bree Dahlia • Cherie Claire • Barbara Barrett • M. Black • Lizbeth Selvig • Cailin Briste • Mia Ford • Bambi Lynn • Roxanne Snopek • Stacy Gold • Alex Gordon • Kristine Smith • Marianna Baker • Greta Boris • Oliver Chase • Allison Gatta

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Bellatrix Press Halloween Blog Hop @Bellatrix_Press #Halloween #witches #amwriting

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 Magic comes in all shapes and sizes, and so do the people who use it. To celebrate Halloween, four authors got together to interview their magic-using characters and share the responses. And, as always happens when the four of us get together, to make some fun trouble.
That being said, the four of us have decided to break the interview pieces up so you can read them across our blogs. My Interview is with Marling Ellis from The Unlove Spell by Kendra L. Saunders.
Q: Do you remember the first time you used magic? If so, please tell us about it.
Please don’t tell anyone this, especially not my magic tutor Kyran, or anyone at the New York Witch School, but I have never used magic in the traditional sense. Or, well… I don’t think I have. However, I have always had this crazy ability to know if something is going to go on sale soon. The first time it happened to me, I was about 8 years old, and I told my mom not to buy a pair of sparkly pink boots, because they would be on sale the next day. Sure enough? They were. I can also guess a man’s income just by looking at his watch. That has to be a sign of magic too, right?
Q: What is something you wish you could do with magic but haven’t been able to yet?
Make Chris Hemsworth fall in love with me.
Q: What is something you wish you had never done with magic?
I wish I had never accidentally put the unlove spell on myself. It’s a complete bummer to miss out on chances with hot guys, especially ones you meet while on a work trip to Cancun.
Q: Do real witches have broomsticks and/or black cats?
I can’t really have cats, thanks to being crazy allergic to cats. I also don’t really like broomsticks, thanks to being crazy allergic to housecleaning. However, if an actual flying broomstick ever comes onto the market, you’d better bet I’ll own one. It would cut out so much traffic.
Q: If you lost your magical abilities tomorrow, what would you pursue instead?
That would mean the unlove spell was broken, so I’d probably go back to Cancun. And make sure I used those apps that keep you from paying too much for online shopping.
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Synopsis:
Magic has certain rules. You can’t really make someone fall in love with you, but you can make damn sure they don’t fall in love with anyone else. That is, if you’re any good with magic in the first place.

Marling Ellis is a young witch who accidentally places a spell on herself to prevent her heart from ever belonging to anyone but Viktor Arson, the sexy, aristocratic Russian writer she shared a passionate, but brief, fling with. Marling’s spent the five years since their fling alone, occupying her personal time with the internet and hot chocolate. Viktor, a fae prince, has gone on to become a world-famous writer. Most importantly, he can also still make a killer good cup of coffee, and wear the hell out of leather pants. Vital skills in any relationship.
Now, Marling finds herself caught up in a plot by Kyran, one of her former magic teachers. She ends up in Russia, hunting Viktor down and trying to figure out if she really loves him… or if her feelings are just a product of the unlove spell.
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Bio:
Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can’t learn karate (or ballroom dancing). She’s the author of the Alien Pop Star series, magic realism novel Inanimate Objects, the dark comedy Death and Mr. Right, and the poetry collection Geminis and Past Lives.
Below are all the blogs participating in the hop. Go check ’em out and tell me what you think about the witchy women of of Bellatrix Press.
Jennifer Allis Provost (wait, you’re already here!) https://authorjenniferallisprovost.com/
virgin_queen_final-draft_text2The Virgin Queen is on sale for 99 cents: http://amzn.to/2fh2tWM
 

#OnTour with @HeaBookToursPR @Charms0814 | #HBTPRM

CHAOS by CA Harms
Series: Phoenix Undercover #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
– SYNOPSIS –
The devil wears many masks, and everyone’s world will crash when the truth comes out…
The life of an undercover FBI agent can be dark. 
The things you see can never be unseen. 
The effects it has on your mind, leave a gaping hole in your soul.
Agent Joshua Phoenix found the one person he knew could save him from the darkness, but just when things become real, she’s ripped from him without warning…
He is forced to watch his life go on without him. 
His presence is just too dangerous to those he loves.
But how far will things go? 
With only a short list of those he can trust, Josh must race to find answers, before fate is decided for him. Gabriella’s in danger and yet no one around her knows it. 
And a man who everyone believes they can trust, may just be the devil himself…
Will Josh and Greyson solve this case before it’s too late?
Or will Josh lose Gabby forever?
– PURCHASE YOUR COPY! –
AMAZON US: http://amzn.to/1Qg8mND
AMAZON UK: http://amzn.to/1TaozIi

– EXCERPT –
I took a few minutes to calm myself in the restroom before I stepped out and walked toward reception. As I rounded the corner and saw Valerie standing in front of my closed office door with her ear pressed against it, I became confused. “What are you doing?” I asked.
She let out a little squeal and turned to face me. With her hand pressed over her heart, she took in a deep breath. “Oh my God,” she whispered before taking in another breath. “He’s in there.” She pointed toward my office door.
“Who?” I asked, wrinkling my eyebrows at her in confusion. This was so unlike Valerie. She was always so calm and collected, but she was seriously rattled at the moment.
“Mr. Kovalsky,” she added in a whisper.
I rarely called him that since he insisted on R.J. But the fact he was waiting in my office first thing in the morning before I even arrived gave me that sick feeling of being followed all over again.
“Um, how long has he been here?”
“Seconds, literally. I just closed your door. He sort of gives me the creeps.” She shivered as she stepped away from my door.
“Yeah,” I said as I reached for the doorknob. “Me too,” I confessed as I turned it and entered.
“Good morning.” His deep, raspy tone did nothing for my nerves. “You look quite lovely this morning,” he added. I forced a smile as I rounded my desk and placed my briefcase on top of it.
I looked down at my clothing and hid my exasperation, or at least I hoped I did. “I’m sorry, R.J., but did we have an appointment this morning I’ve forgotten about?” I chose to dive right in. There was really no reason for small talk.
The guy was becoming more of an issue than a client. I had spent hours upon hours showing him every property I could find, yet he always acted as if it wasn’t quite what he was hoping for. I had a feeling he would never find the right place, which made me think there was more to this man than Margo had told me.
“Not at all,” he said as he lounged back in the chair on the other side of my desk and crossed his ankle over his left knee. He stared back at me with that look that made me want to run away. Valerie’s earlier comment came to mind. Mr. R.J. Kovalsky was definitely a very strange man.
“I was in the area,” he said, and I shifted my gaze back to his. “I was hoping maybe I could change your mind about dinner. Possibly convince you to give a man a shot.”
“A shot at what, exactly?” I knew I shouldn’t say anything, but I was honestly growing quite irritated with his advances. Especially after I had told him I wasn’t interested. I had a job to do, that was it. I wanted nothing from this man, and that commission check I was looking forward to cashing after selling him the biggest property I could find no longer meant as much.
“You are a very beautiful woman, Gabriella.” He smirked, and that nauseous feeling formed a lump at the base of my throat. “I just think you’re missing an opportunity at something that may possibly be great for the both of us.”
I stared back at him, trying to maintain my composure. I was pretty sure if I picked up my desk phone and heaved it at his head, I would be facing battery charges, but it sure sounded great. The idea of it bouncing off his arrogant ass only made me smile in amusement. But of course the dickhead took my smile for something it wasn’t.
“See, you like the idea of it too,” he added with a cocky grin.
“No, actually, I was enjoying the vision of you writhing in pain after my phone collided with your forehead.”
He tilted his head to the side, and the smile fell from his lips.
Oh fuck, I actually did say that out loud.
He stood from the chair, and his quick movements caught me off guard. I too stood up, pushing my own chair back in the process.
“Well, I never took you for the aggressive type, but a little pain keeps things interesting.” He ran his tongue over his bottom lip. “I’ll admit the idea of your cries do make my heart race a bit.”
Forget about my early state of nausea. It had now turned to bile that was rising in my throat. My entire chest burned from it. I suddenly felt trapped as my hands began to shake. I fisted them, trying to hide my obvious panic, but it was too late. His smile grew wider, like scaring me excited him.

– PHOENIX UNDERCOVER SERIES –
**Books must be read in order.**
LIES – Book 1: http://amzn.to/1SPRDVd
– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
NEWSLETTER: http://bit.ly/1xsgHCS

Halloween Happenings: Preorders, Blog Hops, And An Interview! #Halloween #AmWriting #ChangingTeams

Happy Halloween!

I’ve spent the last few days splattering fake blood on a lab coat and tweaking my daughter’s Rainbow Dash costume. If you have any costume pics, share them in the comments below.

Changing Teams, the first in an all-new contemporary romance series, is now up for preorder! Just click here.

CT preorder

2864a-bu2btour2badvertIn other news, the Broad Universe Full Moon blog tour is in full swing! Check out this page for details, and the chance to win a $75 gift card and a crap ton of books.

Halloween may be almost over, but good horror stories are a year round treat. Check out this interview on Masslive.com where I mention two of my favorite horror stories.

That’s all for now! I hope you get lots of treats, and a few tricks to keep you on your toes 😉

A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm…

Heir to the Sun, book one of the Chronicles of Parthalan. Find it here.

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Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara’s dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

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Full Moon Blog Tour and Giveaway – Welsh Moon

We at Broad Universe are giving away a HUGE prize pack of horror, science fiction, and fantasy ebooks and a $75 Gift Card. Be sure to visit all the blogs to up your chances of winning!

To enter, please use the Broad Universe Giveaway Rafflecopter form.  Giveaway ends November 7, 2015.

The moon has played a significant part in human history, and every culture has it’s representation of a lunar deity. Today, we’ll focus on Arianrhod, the Welsh moon goddess.

Arianrhod’s  name has been translated as silver-wheel, a symbol that represents the ever-turning wheel of the year. She was the goddess of fertility, rebirth and the weaving of cosmic time and fate.

The wheel may also refers to the oar wheel upon which she carried the dead back to her heavenly northern land the Corona Borealis. Here according to some Welsh traditions the dead souls waited for the Goddess and her female attendants to decide their fate before being reincarnated. She is also linked with the moon and North star, living in a realm know as Caer Sidi which means “revolving castle.”

Arianrhod’s symbols include the Silver wheel, weaving implements the full moon and the Corona Borealis, and she can shape-shift into a large wise owl which enables her to see into the depths of the human soul. Her sacred plant is ivy, and her colors are silver and white. Spiders are also associated with her, as she is seen as a weaver of fate.

Arianrhod’s palace, Caer Arianrhod, is connected with a rock formation visible off the coast of northern Gwynedd, an area in Northwest Wales, at low tide. This formation is one of several landmarks that attest to the localization of the events in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion in this area.

What a fascinating story behind Arianrhod! So you have any favorite legends about the moon? Share them below. nd don’t forget to visit the Broad Universe Full Moon Blog Hop page and keep on hopping for more chances to win amazing bookish prizes.

 

A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm…

Heir to the Sun, book one of the Chronicles of Parthalan. Find it here.

ProvostCopperGirl

Sara had always been careful.
She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara’s dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

COPPER GIRLBook One of the Copper Legacy