Friday, August 18, 2017

An A HOLD ON ME teaser from #BookQW


She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue—until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine—and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support—Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings—and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Release! The Tale of Bryant Adams by Megan O'Russell

The Tale of Bryant Adams:
How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days

A new young adult urban fantasy novel from Megan O’Russell

Ever wanted to grow a five-story tall flower in central park? How about fight a deadly battle under the subway tunnels of Manhattan?

Don't worry. I never wanted to either. But if you're ever being chased by ladies made of mist and you have to save the girl with the sparkly eyes you've never had the guts to say actual words to, there's an app for that.

I found a magic cell phone, opened an app I shouldn't have, burned down the set shop for my high school's theatre, and it was all downhill from there. A drag queen seer who lives under a bridge is my only hope for keeping my mom alive, and I think the cops might be after me for destroying my dad's penthouse.

But it gets better! Now I'm stuck being the sidekick to the guy who got me into this mess in the first place. It'll be a miracle if I survive until Monday.

Don’t miss the Goodreads giveaway running through August 31st. Readers can enter to win a paperback copy at:  GOODREADS

Megan O'Russell is a native of Upstate New York who spends her time traveling the country as a professional actor. Megan's current published works include YA series Girl of Glass and The Tale of Bryant Adams: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days as well as the Christmas romance Nuttycracker Sweet. 2018 projects include The Chronicles of Maggie Trent: The Girl Without Magic and book two in the Girl of Glass series Boy of Blood

For more information on Megan O’Russell's books, visit

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chilling Excerpt from Beth Cato's CALL OF FIRE

I’m so excited to share an excerpt from Beth Cato’s upcoming CALL OF FIRE, the second novel in the Blood of Earth series. The novel releases tomorrow, so you won’t have to wait long to read more. And, let me warning you, this is one chilling excerpt.

CALL OF FIRE (Blood of Earth #2)


At the end of Breath of Earth, Ingrid Carmichael had barely survived the earthquake that devastated San Francisco and almost crippled her with an influx of geomantic energy. With her friends Cy, Lee, and Fenris, she flees north, keenly aware that they are being pursued by Ambassador Blum, a cunning and dangerous woman who wants to use Ingrid's abilities as the magical means to a devastating end.

Ingrid's goals are simple: avoid capture that would cause her to be used as a weapon by the combined forces of the United States and Japan in their war against China, and find out more about the god-like powers she inherited from her estranged father. Most of all, she must avoid seismically active places. She doesn't know what an intake of power will do to her body--or what damage she may unwillingly create.

A brief stopover in Portland turns disastrous when Lee and Fenris are kidnapped. To find and save her friends, Ingrid must ally with one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in the world: Ambassador Theodore Roosevelt.

Their journey together takes them north to Seattle, where Mount Rainier looms over the city. And Ingrid is all too aware that she may prove to be the fuse to alight both the long-dormant volcano...and a war that will sweep the world.


Directly across from Ingrid, their one unexpected passenger, Miss Victoria Rossi, remained utterly still in the bottom bunk. She had yet to make a sound. When they had carried her onto the airship, her body had been bruised and bloodied, both of her legs broken, and worst of all, her spine hadn't rested at the right angle.

Ingrid leaned forward and tugged back the curtains that offered a modicum of privacy to each bunk. Miss Rossi lay curled on her side, facing the corridor. Her tumultuous black hair framed her face as if she posed for a Pre-Raphaelite
artist. Purple bruises, puffed like pillows, encircled her eyes. Her chapped lips gaped open.

"I want you to know that even though I hate you, I still don't wish for you to die," Ingrid whispered, her voice wobbly with unspent emotion. "We'll be in Portland soon. We'll get you to a doctor." She touched Miss Rossi's hand. It was cold.

Ingrid recoiled with a slight cry then lunged forward to press her hand to Miss Rossi's cheek. It was likewise cold and stiff.

"Ing?" Lee's muffled voice came from above.

"Lee, you need to get up." Ingrid gripped the wall to pull herself upright again. "Cy?" she called. Then she saw he was already walking their way, his expression grim.

"Ingrid, we have a mite of a problem. Lee? Glad to see you're awake. We need to palaver."

"Yes, we do." Emotion squeezed Ingrid's throat. "Miss Rossi's dead."



Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the new Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. Her newest novel is CALL OF FIRE. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at and on Twitter at @BethCato.