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Books Available This Week

Here are a few books releasing this week, that I wanted you to know about…


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Published – 22 November 2016

Synopsis:

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”).  Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and – despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation – they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice.  And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.


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Published – 22 November 2016

Synopsis:

My career is finally looking up and I’m leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday.  No way will I mess with that.  But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I’ve ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.

But it’s not.  And now I can’t get her out of my mind.  Even when I’m playing.  Even when I need to focus.  Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.  And it turns out, she’s not just som random woman.  She works for the team.  My team.

I only have one goal this season – do my part as the team’s lawyer to keep them out of trouble.  Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field.  There’s no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player… even if he’s the quarterback.

Right?


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Published – 22 November 2016

Synopsis:

“They think I am still a little girl who is not capable of being a Queen.”

Lord Melbourne turned to look at Victoria. “They are mistaken.  I have not known you long, but I observe in you a natural dignity that cannot be learnt.  To me, ma’am, you are every inch a Queen.”

In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.  Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina – Drina to her family – had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household, and was surely too unprepossessing to hold the throne.  Yet from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone.

One of those ministers, Lord Melbourne, became Victoria’s private secretary.  Perhaps he might have become more than that, except everyone argued she was destined to marry her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.  But Victoria had met Albert as a child and found him stiff and critical: surely the last man she would want for a husband…

Drawing on Victoria’s diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter as well as creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria, brings the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.


 

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Amber Fang

Book – Amber Fang
Author – Arthur Slade
Series –Librarian. Assassin. Vampire. – Book 1

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Release Date – 20 October 2016

Synopsis:

Librarian.  Assassin.  Vampire.

Amber Fang enjoys life’s simple pleasures – a good book, a glass of wine and, of course, a great meal.

Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious, cold-blooded killers.  But being sure they’re actually killers takes time… research… patience.

It’s a good thing Amber’s a librarian.  Her extraordinary skills help her hunt down her prey, seek out other vampires, and stay on the trail of her mother, missing now for two years.  One day she stalks a rather tasty-looking murderer and things get messy.  Very messy.  Amber, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

And then, from out of nowhere, the perfect job offer as an Assassin.  She’d be paid to eat the world’s worst butchers.  How ideal.

Until it isn’t.

Amber Fang is the first book in a new action and adventure vampire series by bestselling author Arthur Slade.  It’s a mindbending mix of full throttle action with a pinch of comedy and a dash of romance, reminiscent of James Patterson, Christopher Moore, and C.N. Crawford.

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Spotlight Post

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Scorched Souls in Spotlight

Welcome to the exciting Spotlight Tour with Novel Publicity.  Today, I’m sharing the spotlight for Scorched Souls, the final story in the Chosen Trilogy by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef.  Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win some great prizes, including an Amazon Gift Card, a Paperback of Scorched Souls and a dream catcher!

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Here’s an Exclusive Excerpt:

I lean back in my chair; he’s dumped a bucket of ice water on my head, and the chill settles into my bones.  “So the Chosen were set up to fail.  You’ve planted a bomb on the planet to explode when the Deltites take over.”
He nods, a smug self-congratulatory grin on his face.  “A Heart Stone to be precise.  It was the only logical action to take.”
Bile burns my throat.  “But billions of humans live on the planet…  They will all die.  They have souls”
Still, my father’s logic is undeniable.

“Another complication has developed.”  Two different human faces materialize above us and hover in front of the image of Earth.  “The woman’s name is Summer Stone.  She’s what humans call Native American, and is the mother to the Alpha among the Chosen.  The man is not from her tribe  He’s what they call Irish.”
“So? ”  Why does he care?
“The calculations behind the Chosen were extremely advanced and fragile.”  A third face joins that of the others.  “The Alpha’s name is Juliet Wildfire Stone.  She was supposed to be born from a union between two members of the same Native American tribe.  That genetic combination was the only way humans could produce a Chosen strong enough to be an Alpha and draw power from the other three.  The secret order had specific rules regarding this, yet they failed to heed them.  Fools!  I can’t predict what the outcome will be of this particular pairing.”
I study the faces and notice that Juliet has inherited much of her physical appearance from her mother: the long straight black hair, the caramel colored eyes, brown skin and high cheekbones – all but her sharp nose, which resembles her father’s.
Her eyes seem to sparkle, but I shake my  head.  These are only holographic images.  I can’t read too much into them or let my imagination cloud my reason.  “I don’t understand the problem.  Either she is powerful enough to be the Alpha, or she isn’t.  Since you want them to fail, why do you care?”

My father bores his gaze into me, and an icy blade carves into my chest and twists.
“There is a third possibility.”
My body turns weak.  I’m lucky I’m already sitting.  It’s unthinkable, but it’s the only thing that might frighten my father.  “You’re afraid she’s an… abomination.”
“I can’t rule it out.  Even if she is, she won’t be strong enough to defeat an Elite, but we can’t take any chances.  I want you to go to Earth.  Make sure the Chosen fail and never find out about our plans.  They can’t tell the Deltites about the Heart Stone I’ve planted on the planet.  If they retrieve that crystal, all would be lost, and they could use its power against me.”
“Me.”  I point to my chest.  “Why me?  Why not send someone else, someone who has already proven-”
“I trust no-one else with this!  You will succeed and return to Alpha, and when you return you will take the final test.  This way we have an excuse for your… reluctance to finish the final exam.”

Two small discs fly into his hand, and he hands one to me.  “This one is programmed with my brainwaves.  You will use it when you have succeeded.  I will keep the second here, so I can contact you… if need be.”
I sense the implied threat in his words and bow my head.  “Yes, father.  As you command.”
If pure evil exists in this universe, it’s sitting next to me, and I am this monster’s son.  What does that make me?
I glance at the hologram of Earth above me.  It’s a beautiful planet.
He’s sentenced billions of humans to die, but can I carry out the punishment?


About the Book:

Fate and destiny clash in the explosive, heart-pounding conclusion to the award-winning Chosen series.

Survival is not enough.
Alliances will be formed.
Loyalties tested.
A choice made.

My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone and I’m not just a Chosen, I’m the Alpha… and the fate of Earth rests in my hands.  When I finally met the Prime Elector, he wasn’t anything like I expected.  He was supposed to be our mortal enemy, a monster I needed to destroy to fulfill my destiny, yet he was nothing like that – he’s young, brilliant, and looks like an angel.  Caught in the middle of a conflict between two ancient foes, which threatens to rip Earth apart, I must do what is right at all costs.  To choose my fate, and Earth’s future, I will need to navigate a new path, form unlikely alliances, and solve ancient mysteries forgotten for centuries.  Yet I cannot do it alone.  Will the other Chosen follow me?  Do I have the strength to make the right choice, or will the people of Earth be enslaved for all time?

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About the Author:

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Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog.  He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college.  After years of being accused of ‘telling stories’, he thought he would make it official.  He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres.  Jeff is very happy and proud that his co-author for the Chosen series is his teenaged daughter, Erynn Altabef.  Wind Catcher, the first in the Chosen Series, has won the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Coming of Age Novels, the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best YA Fiction and a Mom’s Choice Award.

As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season.  Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those who like telling stories.

Connect with him on:

His website:  http://www.jeffaltabef.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Altabef-Author-479282732198216/?fref=ts
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JeffAltabef
Newsletter:  http://www.jeffaltabef.com/newsletter


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Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist.  Some of her favorite authors are Veronica Roth, Joelle Charbonneau, and her dad!  (That would be Jeff Altabef.)  She just started her freshman year at Connecticut College, is proud to be a camel!!!

Connect with her on:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/erynnaltabefauthor/

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Raphael’s Fling

Book – Raphael’s Fling
Author – Alix Nichols
Series – A Darcy Brothers Romance

Expected Release Date – 17 November 2016

Synopsis:

My sister Eva carries a torch for the wrong man.  Here’s the gist of my sermons to her:  “Drooling over your hunky astronaut boss is a loser’s trek to Calamity with three stops along the way:  Heartbreak, Job Loss, and Spinsterhood.”

The thing is, I’m in a terrible – you could even say impossible – position to lecture Eva.

I’m attracted to my own boss.

Raphael d’Arcy is funny, smart and uber-rich.  He’s also smoking hot.  That alone should have scared me away, were I not such a dolt, my academic achievements notwithstanding.

But there’s more.

Raphael is France’s most notorious playboy who doesn’t do relationships.  He does one-night stands.  If sufficiently intrigued, he might do a fling.  Which is the most I could ever hope to have with him – a short-lived fling.

So what, right?  It’s not the end of the world.

But consider this:  Getting my heart broken by Raphael d’Arcy is the least of my worries.  Some very serious ‘merde’ has been piling up in my life lately.  And it’s about to hit the fan.

RAPHAEL’S FLING is a sexy standalone romantic comedy.  No cliffhangers.

GUARANTEED: a swoony bad-boy hero, laugh-out-loud moments and a happily-ever-after.

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New Releases…

Hi, guys.  Currently, I am reading Frozen Prospects by Dean Murray.  There is a good possibility for a review tomorrow…

Today, however, I want to tell you guys a bit more about some new releases I’ve found, so here goes…


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Expected Release Date – 13 December 2016

Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland – or the experiments that were done on her there as a child.  Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare.  When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real.  They’re not just haunting – they’re hunting.

A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate.  But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?


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Expected Release Date – 17 January 2017

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a ‘currentgift‘, a unique power meant to shape the future.  While most benefit from their ‘currentgifts‘, Akos and Cyra do not – their gifts make them vulnerable to other’s control.  Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset te balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people.  Cyra’s ‘currentgift’ gives her pain and power – something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies.  But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless.  Though protected by his unusual ‘currentgift’, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive – no matter what the cost.  When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable.  They must decide to help each other to survive – or to destroy one another.


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Expected Release Date – 31 January 2017

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game…

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father.  Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives.  So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show.  But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance.  But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game.  And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, and her sister disappears forever.


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Expected Release Date – 14 March 2017

A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspensful novel that’s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.

All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater.  After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye.  Her family thinks she’s better – and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true.  She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does:  at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories.  Far away from all her problems save one:  she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.

Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything… except nightmares.  Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seems tied to her own life.  Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer.  The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest… or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.


These are all for now, will do something like this again soon.  Let me know if you’d like to read any of these books and what lured you to them: the cover/name of the book/name of the author/one liner?

Love Always,
C

 

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Everything About You

Book – Everything About You
Author – Jamie Salisbury
Series – A Brighton Cove Novel

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This book is currently available on pre-order.  The release date is the 18h of October.

Synopsis:

Two souls haunted by their past.

Separate incidents that took place the world apart have brought Audrey Cooper and Lincoln Stewart to the same place…  Brighton Cove!

An international journalist, Audrey is still reeling from her months held captive.  Haunted by atrocities no person should be forced to witness, she immerses herself – renovating her great-grandfather’s farm house in Brighton Cove where she spent so many memorable summers.  Home.  A place she feels she can heal and begin again.

Lincoln moved to Brighton Cove with his late wife to pursue his art.  With his wife’s sudden and tragic death Lincoln throws himself into his work and his solitude.  When his new neighbor appears, he is drawn out of his seclusion with much curiosity and attraction.

Can these two find love in spite of their dark pasts?

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The Hands of Time – The Elementals

The newest Elementals book cover art is here!!

Book – The Hands of Time
Author – Michelle Madow
Series – The Elementals

Just finished the second book in this series, the review will be up later today…

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Coming, November 25.

Synopsis:

Time is running out. War will be waged. Sacrifices will be made.
Months ago, Nicole Cassidy’s life was turned upside-down when she discovered that she was a witch descended from the Greek gods. She and the four other witches gifted with elemental powers fought all over the world—and in another dimension—to battle the supporters of the Titans and fight for the people they love.
Now the Elementals must stop Typhon—the most dangerous monster in the world—from rising, and seal the portal to the dangerous prison world of Kerberos. But they won’t be able to do that without facing their hardest decision yet… a sacrifice so great that it may be one they’re not willing to make.
Get ready for the stunning, action-packed conclusion to the bestselling Elementals series, with twists and turns that you’ll never see coming!