New Adult Scavenger Hunt 2018 – I’m Team Purple! #IARTG #NASH

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Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 96 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of Team Purple–but there is also a Team Red for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

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If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Purple and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, July 1st at 12 p.m. U.S. EST. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

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***Meet S.F. Benson, author of The Sweetest Bite***
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A native of Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Western Michigan University, SF has fed her creative brain through a variety of jobs from customer service to working with animals. Although the work title has changed, one thing remained true—her desire to be a writer. As a kid she could often be found writing stories or with a book in her hand. It didn’t matter where the location, SF could be found reading (even at the beach).

Her debut novel, Regress—a dystopian set in her home state—developed from a dream. When she’s not concocting tales in her sleep, SF has been known to come up with entire dialogues in the shower.

SF prefers writing stories which answer the “what if” question in life. Her protagonists are strong and diverse set in post-apocalyptic or paranormal worlds

For more information, please visit her site at https://authorsfbenson.com.

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—An Unedited Excerpt From The Sweetest Bite

Kragen’s son brought me back to his place. I really had no desire to spend the night in some strange guy’s place. I fought hard, but he insisted it was in my best interest especially after seeing my apartment.

I loved the large airy rooms and huge windows of my third-floor home. It always received plenty of sunlight.

“You’ve got to be kidding me, cher?” He walked out of the bedroom. “This is a nice place.”

“Thank you.” I was proud of it. I hadn’t worked a pole six nights a week to live in a dump or a coffin.

“For humans,” he said. “This will never work for ya. Too much light.”

“I managed just fine this morning.” I rubbed my arm and remembered sleeping in my closet.

“Okay, let’s say we make it work. I must put up room darkening blinds and curtains to all the windows. Darkening screens and boards will need to go over any window not easily covered. Let’s not forget the skylights. Can’t have those leaking in any light. Then, we need to get you some subtle lighting throughout. Regular lighting is terrible on your eyes.”

I put up my hand. “All right, I get it. We’ll find me someplace else.”

“For tonight, that place is with me.”

Golden Boy lived in a ground floor studio apartment with very few windows. It felt more like a cave or a shoe box not a place to call home. I didn’t even want it to be a temporary abode.

“I’m not sleeping in a box. Ya can’t make me.” I folded my jittery arms and sat on the black leather sofa. The twitching was getting worse. A sure sign the bloodlust was taking hold, and I didn’t know how to fight it.

“I don’t sleep in a box. You’re sitting on my bed.”

“Oh.”

Golden Boy was checking me out. Hard. I closed my eyes, and I heard a familiar voice in my head.

She’s exquisite, he thought. My father entrusted me with a job and I can’t fail. But, this girl is such a distraction. She has this raw earthiness about her which is turning me on. I long to caress her fawn colored skin, run my fingers through that dark hair streaked with blonde. But, she needs to eat and soon. Dark circles already making an appearance.

I shuddered. I guessed hearing a person’s thoughts was another vampire thing. It was creepy, but it was kind of nice to know I interested Golden Boy. He wasn’t half bad himself.

Golden Boy pushed away from the granite kitchen counter and opened the fridge. He pulled out a bottle of wine. He uncorked it and the most delightful ambrosia—hints of orange, peaches, and coconut—hit my nose. My mouth watered as he poured a goblet. I snatched it and eagerly drank the crimson nectar.

He pulled the glass away from me. “Ya need to sip it, cher. It’s all about learning control. Without it, ya become a prisoner to the lust.”

I was already cursed. I didn’t care to be held captive by cravings, too. My hand shook as I slowly savored the liquid.

He pushed the hair off my face, and I got a good look at the man. Tousled dirty blond hair, scruffy face, and grayish eyes. He had the rugged appeal of a sexy cowboy. Maybe keeping time with him wasn’t such a bad thing.

She’s so beautiful. I could see why the rogue vamp chose her. Man, his thoughts were invading my mind again. I wanted to click the off switch. If he hadn’t been on a feeding frenzy, would he have kept her for himself? I wouldn’t have let her slip away from me.

My tremors faded away. I was feeling more like myself.

So much better. The color was back in her face. I’d have to make sure she never went hungry. She was too beautiful to be weighed down by the shadows of death.

I passed him the goblet. “Thank you…”

“Clint.”

“Yeah, Clint. How do I turn off your voice in my head?”

He looked dazed. “You can hear my thoughts?”

I smiled and noticed my fangs had receded. “Every single last one.”

“Intense concentration sometimes will do it. Or, maybe you’re just one powerful vamp.”

“So, you’re listening in to my thoughts?”

“No.” I wish I could hear your thoughts.

I was glad he couldn’t hear my thoughts, but what made me so special? I pointed at the goblet. “Is this what you do?”

“Pretty much,” he sat beside me.

“Don’t you enjoy the hunt? The pleasure in biting succulent flesh?” I licked my lips. Why the hell did I enjoy it?

“Drinking is easier. More civilized.”

“News flash Clint, you’re not human.”

“Sorry to disappoint ya, but I am human.”

My mouth fell open. How was that even possible?

“I’m only half human.”

“I don’t get it,” I said.

“I’m a dhampir, the offspring of my father mating with a human.”

“Which means?”

“It means I get the advantages, so to speak, of being a vampire without the drawbacks. I can go out in the sun without burning up, for example.”

I sighed remembering my incident with daylight. “I kind of found out about that this morning. Sort of sucks.”

“Well, ya have two things I don’t have.”

“What’s that?”

“The ability to hear thoughts and immortality,” he sounded disheartened.

“Tell me more about this bloodlust.” I didn’t want to keep dealing with it. I needed to know what I was up against.

“Usually a vamp who intends to turn someone, won’t drain their victim. Afterwards, the newly turned is gradually introduced to feeding. You were drained. Plus, there was no one to control your first feeds. So, ya went on a feeding frenzy. Bloodlust. You’re kind of unusual. He drained ya, and you lived. Ya should be dead not undead.”

Undead. I didn’t like the sound of it, but it was my new reality. I was nothing more than a soulless being preying on the living. My eyes stung, yet I wouldn’t shed a tear in front of this man.

“Your dad mentioned the BlackGuard and the Council. What was that about?”

“Think of the Council as our form of government. They’re in charge of all supernatural beings. The BlackGuard is the Unwelcome Committee for rogue beings in town. Ya don’t want the BlackGuard on your back.”

“Why not?”

“They have a tendency to show up whenever a rogue gets out of hand. They hunt it down and make them disappear. Permanently.”

I hugged myself. “So, which one am I in trouble with?”

“Neither. Yet. The Council will sit back and watch. Make sure we clean up this mess. The BlackGuard leaves a calling card.”

“Calling card?”

“A white business card with their emblem on one side and the words ‘we’re watching’ on the other side. Kragen would have been more upset if he’d gotten one of those.”

“Why do you call him by his first name?”

Clint returned to the ‘wine’ bottle and poured himself a glass. He took a healthy swig before speaking. “We’ve got a bad history. It’s all you need to know.”

I shrugged. We all had our secrets.

“Tabitha, sun’s coming up soon. Ya should get some sleep.”

I looked around the room. “Where?”

“Ya can have the sofa. I kind of hang out during the day. I sleep when I need it.”

“You sure?”

“Don’t worry about it. Besides, tomorrow you’ve a lot to learn. Might as well rest while ya can.”

©2018 by Avanturine Press, LLC.

The BlackGuard Society novels—a spin-off of the Another Falls Creek Romance series—will debut in 2019. The next book in the AFCR series will release July 6th, Letting Go.

 

To enter, you need to know that my lucky book number is 10.

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Purple and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, K. Bird Lincoln https://kblincoln.wordpress.com/!

2017-1523 Jennifer Allis Provost b03Homecoming (Gallowglass #3) is available for preorder! Reserve your copy for just 99 pennies.

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A Sale, A Preorder, And A Bunch Of Other Cheap Books

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That’s right, Copper Girl is on sale!

The publisher hasn’t discounted this title for over a year! If you’ve been meaning to dive into this series now is the time.

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 GIRL – Book One of the Copper Legacy

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2017-1523 Jennifer Allis Provost b03Homecoming (Gallowglass #3) is available for preorder! Reserve your copy for just 99 pennies.

Amazon –> https://amzn.to/2tagU4o
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HOMECOMING, the latest book in the exciting Gallowglass series by urban fantasy & paranormal romance author Jennifer Allis Provost. Preorder your copy today!

Add it to Goodreads here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40405871-homecoming

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Who wields the power behind the Wild Court?

After months of dealing with gods and monsters in New York, Karina and Robert return to their cottage in Scotland. Chris makes the move as well to start fresh with his girlfriend, Anya—but when they arrive Anya isn’t there. He tracks her down at the pub where her mother, Beira, works, and finds out that Beria’s been holding a grudge against his family for the past few hundred years. Since Beira’s the Cailleach Bheur— the Celtic Queen of Winter—her grudges are a rather big deal.

While Chris deals with Beira, Karina and Robert learn that when Robert was freed from the Minster’s Pine Karina inadvertently left a portal to Elphame open. Now Doon Hill is covered in fairies who are organizing themselves into a new court free of Seelie rule, akin to the Wild Fae of old. What’s worse, Karina’s long-lost uncle appears to be organizing this new court.

Karina closes the door to Elphame, but that only angers the unseen powers behind the fledgling Wild Court, forcing her and Robert to forge alliances with those who’d been their enemies not so long ago. Who can Karina and her gallowglass trust, and who is only out to deceive them?

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Kindle Giveaway – Apr 2018

Enter this great giveaway now to win a brand new e-reader! 

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Amazon —> http://amzn.to/2AtFIsO
B&N —> https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walker-jennifer-allis-provost/1127329683?ean=2940154604854

Who is hunting the gallowglass?

When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?

 

 

Cover Reveal: Golem (Parthalan #4) @vvjonez #IARTG #WriterWednesday #amwriting #coverlove #BellatrixPress #NESW

It’s here! Feast your eyes on the cover for GOLEM, Book 4 of the Chronicles of Parthalan!

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Like the previous covers, this work of art was created by Veronica Jones. Check out more of her work at https://vvjones.com/contact.

Stay tuned for GOLEM’s synopsis, sneak peaks, and other treats.

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ConBust 2018 Is Happening This Weekend!

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If you’ll be in the Western Mass area this weekend, i highly recommend you stop by ConBust, a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s loads of fun, with great panel discussions, workshops, and awesome local vendors. I’ve been asked to be a panelist again this year, and I am thrilled to do so.

Here’s my schedule for ConBust 2018:

Saturday 11:00 – 11:50: Bad Endings to Good Books (David Peterson, Jennifer Allis Provost, Smithee Awards)

“Well, that was anticlimactic!” Come and discuss when authors don’t know when to leave well enough alone.

Saturday 12:00 – 12:50: Editing as a Writer (Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Andrea Hairston, Jennifer Allis Provost, Suzanne Lahna)

Wondering what goes into making a rough draft a published book? Attend this panel to find out!

Saturday 1:00 – 1:50 Morality in Comics (Jennifer Allis Provost, George Claxton)

If Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic, how can they justify beating people up? And what about Batman’s “no guns, no killing” rule? What’s up with the Avengers committing genocide on an alien race? In this panel, we look at how comicbook superheroes transition from idealistic images to grim and gritty graphics, as well as the unwritten (and often broken) rules of being a superhero.

Sunday 9:00 – 9:50 High Fantasy (Jennifer Allis Provost)

Has high fantasy jumped the shark, or is it still going strong? We vote the latter. Enjoy the talk of kings and queens, dragons and knights, epic quests, swordfights, true love, and miracles.

Sunday 1:00 – 1:50 Getting into the Industry (Jennifer Allis Provost, Kelly Turnbull)

While the stereotypical nerd is a skinny white boy, women are also an integral part of the professional world of nerdery. This panel discusses some helpful ways to avoid misogyny in the nerd’s workplace.

Learn more about ConBust here. See you this weekend!

2017-667 Jennifer Allis b02Walker (Gallowglass #2)

Amazon —> http://amzn.to/2AtFIsO
B&N —> https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walker-jennifer-allis-provost/1127329683?ean=2940154604854

Who is hunting the gallowglass?

When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?

Get Ready To Cast Your Votes! GALLOWGLASS has been nominated for a 2017 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award! #IARTG #Gallowglass #PNR #urbanfantasy @PNRGuild

Gallowglass Promo Graphic 1That’s right, Gallowglass is up for a Paranormal Romance Guild reviewer’s choice award! click the link below to cast your votes. Be warned, there are a ton of awesome titles listed, so your TBR pile might get a little bigger!

Reviewer’s Choice Awards

If you haven’t read Gallowglass yet don’t despair! You can pick up an ebook for 99 cents across all platforms. Links are below. The sequel, Walker, is available now, and book three will release in early summer.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2qaTKuM

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gallowglass-jennifer-allis-provost/1126185405?ean=2940154110164

Kobo:   https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gallowglass-4

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/gallowglass/id1225187436?mt=11

Happy reading (and voting)!

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Amazon —> http://amzn.to/2H6tuXF
B&N —> https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walker-jennifer-allis-provost/1127329683?ean=2940154604854

Who is hunting the gallowglass?

When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?