Wednesday, 27 May 2020

SURPRISE COVER REVEAL! - Daughter of Darkness

SURPRISE COVER REVEAL!!!

Title: Daughter of Darkness (The Ebony Angel book 1)
Genre: YA paranormal romance / urban fantasy
Designer: KILA Designs
Release Date: Oct 20 2020 - Soul's Day Boxed Set
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers

Blurb

When you have the most dangerous ability in the universe, nowhere is safe.

Being related to one of the most powerful Nephilim families in the universe has its perks… and its curses.
Ebony is the daughter of Eden and Asher and should have the worlds at her feet.
But when you have the most dangerous ability, the power to destroy anything with a mere thought, nowhere is safe.
Her parents kept her existence a secret until she was sixteen, but now Ebony needs schooling, and her family need help.
But after seeking guidance about Ebony’s ability from her family in the Nephilim Capital, and the heavenly realm of Fire, Eden, Asher and Ebony soon discover that many want the Blackbell family gone from government, or from this world.
A new threat is surfacing, and Ebony and her family must juggle not only the rising rebellion, but her dangerous trait all the while keeping up her studies.

Daughter of Darkness is the exciting first book in a new trilogy set in the bestselling Nephilim Universe world by L.L. Hunter.


Saturday, 16 May 2020

Of the Blood by Cameo Renae - Release Day!

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  One malicious prince. Two rival kingdoms. And an innocent girl caught in the crossfire. Raised in a war-ravaged continent, temptation comes to Calla Caldwell in the form of a charming and mysterious stranger. Giving in to his intimate seduction, her world is forever changed by a single bite. Calla quickly learns the handsome stranger is vampire prince, Trystan Vladu. His bite was an attempt to claim and save her from a plot of vengeance generations in the making. However, the claws of that ancient vendetta are scraping ever closer. Thrust into a new nightmare by the Prince of the corrupt kingdom of Morbeth, Calla is captured, tortured, and starved in the dank confines of his dungeon. While in captivity, she takes part in a séance with a witch of light where she contacts a departed relative—a Princess of Incendia—who bequeaths a gift to Calla that will tip the scales of good and evil . . . if she can learn to harness it. With a dark tapestry of secrets, lies, and murder unraveling around her, Calla must learn to embrace the power roiling through her veins, or be snuffed out by the strangling fist of a malevolent darkness.

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TEASER 1 OF THE BLOOD

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  I woke to see a pitch-black sky. No, it wasn’t the sky. It was a cave where the air was stagnant and smelled of brine and rotted seaweed. I was lying on a bed of sand. And there was sand on the entire floor around me. Was this purgatory? “Ah, the Sea Star awakens,” a rich voice spoke off to my side. I rolled my head to the side and watched a young man, perhaps early twenties, step out of the shadows. He was over six feet, but his eyes . . . they were lambent, a mesmerizing icy blue. He was handsome, with a sharp nose and jaw, with full lips that were curled slightly upward. Light silvery-blue hair fell to his shoulders. He was shirtless, muscular abs, pecks, and biceps glistened on sun-kissed skin in the light of a nearby fire. “Who are you?” I questioned, my voice a bit hoarse. He stepped closer, muscular arms crossing over his tanned chest. “I’m Kai. And you are lucky I happened to be passing by. I sensed your energy and by chance, saw your body splash into the sea.” I scanned the area and realized we weren’t in a cave. The walls surrounding us were transparent. They were made of water. It was a dome, maybe twenty feet in height and width. And if I looked hard enough, I could see things—sea creatures—swimming around us.

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  I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now reside with my husband in Las Vegas. I am a dreamer and caffeine addict who loves to laugh and loves to read to escape reality. One of my greatest satisfactions is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance. It is the love and incredible support of my family and fans that keeps me going. One day I hope to uncover my magic wardrobe and ride away on a unicorn. Until then . . . I'll keep writing!

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Saturday, 2 May 2020

Come Away with Us Bonanza Book Fair - Multi- genre giveaways!

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 During the month of May, the Bonanza Book Fair is giving away $125 in gift cards.
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The Fair is filled with Books in five genres.
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Friday, 1 May 2020

Authors celebrate Mothers - multi- author Mother's Day Giveaway!

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Enter to win $230 in prizes!!
$50 Amazon Gift Card, Deluxe Rosy Bouquet & Belgium Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
To enter follow each participating author on Bookbub. One lucky winner will be spoiled by all of us on Mother’s Day.

Giveaway ends at midnight on 5/7. One lovely winner will be contacted via email on 5/8.

*If for some reason we are not able to deliver the prizes to your area, you will receive an Amazon Gift Card in place of the cost of the prizes. In order to be eligible, you must follow all participating authors.





The F List By Alessandra Torre - New Release!

From New York Times Bestseller Alessandra Torre comes a romance about two celebrities who can't stand - or stay away from - each other.
There was a lot I did to get to this point, to get 42 million followers. Some of it I was proud of, most of it I wasn't.

There was a group of us, all internet celebrities, and everyone wanted in, which is how six of us ended up living in this mansion, a camera always on, the public always watching. Two months and eight carefully scripted MTV episodes that would get us more of the three F’s we were desperately chasing.

Fame. Fortune. Followers.

I knew my role. I was Emma, the unlikeable one. The dark villain with the devious smile. The package of dynamite that would blow up any chance of peaceful living and harmony.

Cash knew his role. He was the good guy. The lovable one. The one that everyone, even the darkest cast member of them all, would fall in love with.

They were supposed to just be roles.
None of it was supposed to be real.

My heart didn't get that memo.

Available on Amazon and in KindeUnlimited!
Start Reading: smarturl.it/FList



Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Press Release: Girl in the Spotlight by L.L. Hunter

You may have seen the news headlines lately.
Women everywhere are speaking out about sexual abuse and harassment by men close to them.

I am not trying to jump on the bandwagon. I am simply sharing my story, because i refuse to be silenced any longer.

Girl in the Spotlight was born out of anger and intense emotion after my own sexual harassment incident.

A man whom was my employer, hired me in a job I loved, abused his trust and sent me inappropriate messages. He also abused his position of power by only employing young women. Then he would ask for hugs from them. He was grooming me, and probably others, to do his bidding. And covering up lies and mistakes that HE did to make himself and his business look good.

Then came the threats when i didn't comply. I quit and he refused to pay me.
He didn't want me to talk.

But i am done being silenced.

That's why i wrote this book.

See, Lexi's story is also my own. I couldn't do much about this incident, about HIM. So i decided to write a book about it. Most details and names have been changed though. This book is mostly fiction. And no i am not revealing which bits are my story and which are Lexi's.

I still have panic attacks and anxiety and nightmares almost a year on, but i am getting better everyday. One step at a time.

I am sorry if certain things are triggering for you. There is a note in the book. My own hope is that it helps someone else who is going through something similar. I hope you find your words.
Don't stay silent. Find your voice. Lexi and I have.

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Where’s the justice in the good ones being silenced and the bad ones being allowed to keep doing what they’re doing?
That’s exactly what happened to me.
I mean, my parents live in the spotlight. They warned me about everything that comes with this life.
But I wanted it so badly.
I just didn’t want to believe the rumors until they became reality, until I saw the truth with my own eyes.
By then, it was too late.
My name is Lexi Dean. This is my story.

Being the daughter of successful parents in Hollywood has a lot of perks. Lexi knows that.
But her parents taught her the value of hard work.
That nothing comes for free and you have to work to get to where you want to be in life.
She just wishes it came with the added lesson of trusting your instincts.
When Lexi can’t decide on which path to take in her career, she gets a job at a theatre in LA, hoping that it will help her make up her mind.
But everything is not what It seems at the theatre, and the old Hollywood tricks of smoke and mirrors and lies are being used to the book.
Soon Lexi finds herself in the middle of a scandal, one which causes her to almost lose everything she holds dear.
Will she fight back and take the leading lady role in her own life? or will she be taken down in a media storm?
Will she become the girl in the spotlight?
Or the deer in headlights?

Book 5 in the Written in the Stars series - Lexi's story.

Girl in the Spotlight is out now. Grab your copy here!






Saturday, 25 April 2020

My Laksa Recipe

I've been meaning to get this recipe up online for a over a week or so. Sorry for the delay. If you've followed me on social media, you would know that I've been cooking A LOT during quarantine. I usually hate cooking the mundane. You know those every day of the week, same old, same old things just to have someone not appreciate your cooking... yeah. Those.

If you're not following me on Instagram, you can check it using the links to the right of the blog, or here. This is where i post most of my foodie pictures. As some of you will also know, i enjoy travelling and enjoying ALL THE FOOD AND WINE! It's one of my other passions, other than writing. And whilst i would create a new instagram account or a seperate foodie blog from my author ones, i just don't have time to manage them all, let alone my author ones.

So, i want you to know that i am a passionate foodie and wine lover, as well as author and animal lover and i want this to become a part of my brand. After all, it IS listed on my Instagram profile.

Anyway back to my cooking.

But i have actually enjoyed cooking lately.

Weird, i know. I don't know why. i can't explain it.

I have actually been REALLY BUSY during quarantine lockdown. Working on several novels, doing two author business- type online courses, and finally getting around to building the little 3D cat puzzle my work colleague gave me. Not finished yet. As i said, REALLY BUSY!

So, without further ado, here is my now famous laksa recipe! lol.

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LAURA'S LAKSA

1 or 2 onions diced
1 chilli or chilli paste (1 Tsp, or more depending on heat preference)
1 ginger, grated.
2-3 garlic cloves
Thai or Malaysian laksa stock (1 -2 cups)
Noodles (rice noodles or udon noodles)
Soup dumplings
Vegetables (I used carrots and leek.)
Coriander
Boiling water (1/2 cup – 1 cup)

1. Heat oil in pan or oven proof dish. I use a casserole dish. You can also use a slow cooker for this. But as we were making it for lunch, we wanted it done faster.
2. Sautee the onions first until a bit brown, but not completely soft and brown.
3. Add any vegetables you like. I like carrots and leek, or bok choi. You can use anything here really. It's all up to you.
4. Add 1 – 2 cups of Thai stock. (or Malaysian laksa stock. both found in the asian cooking aisle of supermarket). I find the Malaysian one has better, fuller flavour.
Add chilli or chilli paste. You can add more or less depending on how hot you like it.
5. Add wok ready noodles. I like to use rice noodles because they have the right soup consistency. But Udon work too. Rinse the noodles briefly first in hot water to loosen. But this step isn't necessary as it will loosen in the soup broth as it heats.
6. Add the soup dumplings. Most asian parts of the supermarket will have these. I found them in Aldi. I love the pork ones, but they have others.
 7. Add extra boiling water to dilute a bit and add more liquid to the soup. This is again depending on your heat preference.
8. Bring to boil and put lid to cover for about 10 to 15 mins.
Stir and keep checking flavour level. Add more water or chilli if needed. I also like to add a bit of coriander to the soup for added flavour.
9. Serve in large bowls with a bit of coriander to garnish.
Enjoy!