FeaturedCOVER REVEAL!!

 

I am beyond elated to finally be able to share the super-secret project that’s been in the works for months now…Check out this amazing cover and all the fabulous authors I have the privilege of sharing book space with. This is going to be a great collaboration. Make sure to mark it on your TBR and grab your copy before RT 2016!

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Fairy Tale Confessions by Sarah J. Pepper, Tish Thawer M. Clarke, Amy Daws, L.P. Dover, Elizabeth Montgomery, Shannon Morton, Brynn Myers, Wendy Owens, Cameo Renae, Kellie Sheridan, Jessica Sorensen, Kristen Strassel, K.R. Wilburn Fourteen bestselling authors twist up your favorite tales.

Will your favorite have a happily-ever-after?

Get ready to meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within our favorite tales.

Read about Dancing Princesses getting their groove on in a disco club, a seriously sexy Rumpelstiltskin, and one alluring Puss-in-Boots, plus many, many more captivating characters in these fourteen all new short-stories.

(This collection and its authors are being featured at RT 2016 at the Fairy Tale Costume Party in Vegas, hosted by Sarah J. Pepper and Tish Thawer. Be sure to get your copy and stop by if you’re attending the event.)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25875555-fairy-tale-confessions

FeaturedThe Echoed Life of Jorja Graham Prologue Teaser

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Prologue

 

Days passed, then weeks and months, and I wondered how long my reincarnation would take. Would I need to be born a child and then grow into an adult before I could finally find my way back to Corbin and my family? Or would it be by some other means? Questions flooded my mind daily, but what did I expect? I was living in an unknown realm with an ethereal being, waiting for a second chance at life with nothing but hopes and dreams to fill my time. What else did I have to do but ponder my future? Lists and routines were a part of my genetic makeup and without them I was like a fish out of water.

That morning in the foyer of Rhetta’s estate, everything had changed. The moment the other spirits passed into the light and moved on to their heaven, I was taken here to live with Astra. She explained that I’d need to remain with her until she could find just the right moment for me to be “reborn,” and I couldn’t help but wonder what that actually meant. Will I know who I am? Will others recognize me? I was fairly certain that Cat and Corbin would, but would I be forced to watch my aunts from afar? Should I be mourning their loss in the same way I’m certain they had mourned mine?

“Lost in your thoughts again I see,” Astra said as she appeared across the room.

I chuckled to myself. Astra’s responses often made me think of my aunts. “Yes, always lost in something, and while your heavenly space is lovely, you might want to consider adding some earthly amenities,” I teased. “A coffee maker might be a nice start.”

“You humor me, Jorja, but you know as well as I that your addiction to caffeine is all mental, considering you don’t have a physical body to put it in. Coffee and all the other things you miss from your previous life are nothing more than phantom desires, echoes if you will. I do, however, have some good news to share with you.”

“Oh, really? Do tell.” I smiled.

“There is a young woman who was in a horrible car accident with her mother and sister. They did not survive but she did––in a way. Grace has been left in a vegetative state and has been praying to be released from her comatose prison.”

I gaped at Astra. “That’s awful. How on earth can that be good news?”

“Because Jorja, I’m going to grant her wish, bringing her the peace she deserves, and in doing so, giving you your second life.”

I stared at her in disbelief. How is that going to work? I’m going to be someone else, live someone else’s life? I can’t do that just so I can live again.

Astra responded as if on cue. I constantly forgot that she could hear my every thought.

“You are not taking her life, Jorja; it was already taken by someone else. This is simply me giving you a new body, a new face, but you will still be you.”

Tears began to roll down my cheeks. “So my aunts and Cat won’t be able to know the ‘new’ me. I will have to live as this girl, live her life?”

Moments passed before Astra answered. “In time, Jorja, all will be revealed, but for now, it’s time for you to start anew.”

Astra took hold of my hand and the next instant we were standing in the hospital room where Grace was laying, hooked up to several different machines. My heart ached for this young woman; it was too early for her life to be over. As I stared down at her, I wondered what dreams she had for her future and was sorry they would never come to fruition.

Astra moved to stand next to Grace and waved her hands over the girl’s heart and head. All at once, Grace’s soul began to rise and separate from her physical being, until she was hovering in front of Astra and me. She was beautiful. Long black hair, pale blue eyes just like mine, and similar facial features. Hell, if I didn’t know better we could have been related, there was such a strong resemblance.

“I’m so sorry, Grace,” I said as I stood face to face with the woman I would soon become.

“Don’t be. I don’t belong here anymore. Besides, Astra has other plans for me, and I believe that is where my true destiny lies,” Grace said as she smiled over at Astra.

The monitors in the room continued to beep in a steady rhythm as the three of us just stood there. I didn’t know what else to say. Astra must’ve sensed my trepidation and clasped my hand.

“Astra, I am so grateful you are doing this for me…for Corbin, but I guess the one question I’d really like to ask before we go forward is, why? Why would you do this for us?”

She smiled. “Because you both deserve this second chance.”

“Oh,” I muttered shyly.

“Corbin needs you, Jorja, needs the stability you provide so he can once again balance the power between the realms. His brother, Quentin, no longer governs his domain with equality but instead uses tyranny to subjugate the demons living in the underworld. After Lilith’s betrayal, Quentin became suspicious of everyone. He even at one point believed Corbin was trying to shift the balance of power to overthrow him. That is why Corbin chose to leave his realm in hopes of diffusing his brother’s rage, but with you by his side, he can go back to being the ruler he was born to be. He can once again bring unity to the underworld and prevent an impending war.”

I sighed heavily. “Sheesh, no pressure with all that.”

Astra laughed. “It’s not meant to be pressure, Jorja. You’ve dealt with your fair share of injustices yourself. You and Corbin were meant to be and this is how,” she said as she pointed to Grace’s body.

“But she’s human, this will still have the same conclusion, Astra. Eventually I will die.”

“Not this time, Jorja. For in this life you will be an angel who is simply living as a human.”

“What?” I exclaimed.

“It is as it should be.” Astra smiled.

The room flashed, and I was no longer with Grace or Astra. Instead, I was staring into a stark white abyss. When I opened my eyes, I was looking at the ceiling of the hospital room and choking on the tube down my throat. The alarm on the machines began to sound and within seconds, nurses and doctors were restraining my hands as I frantically tried to rip the tube from my mouth. They clamored for me to calm down and allow them to do their jobs.

My new life had begun in a flash, but I had no idea how I was going to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. The phrase “God never gives you more than you can handle” kept coming to mind. I hoped Astra and her godly brethren knew what they were doing, because I was clueless as to how I was supposed to live a life that wasn’t mine. All I could do was make my way back to Corbin and hope together we could find our happily ever after.


 

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4 FREE Penned Con 2015 Tickets

Penned Con 2015
FREE Penned Con 2015 2-Day event tickets

 I have four, yes 4, FREE tickets that will get you access to the 2-day book signing, guest speakers, panels and workshops.

Check out the list of amazing authors coming this year! You know you want to go and now you can!

How can I win these fabulous tickets?
EASY!!!
All I need for you to do is enter the giveaway below and cross your fingers.

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These tickets are a GIFT and cannot be transferred or exchanged for any monetary value.
 
Please note: Entrance to the Masquerade Ball, Teen Day (23rd) and Brunch with Authors are NOT included in this.
Please visit the website HERE for more ticket information.

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Books Make Me Happy Halloween Flash Fiction Event!!

 

Halloween Flash Fiction Event: Brynn Myers

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Thank you for joining us for this Halloween Flash Fiction Event story from Brynn Myers. The story Brynn tells here is an especially “heebie-jeebies-inducing” one for me, as it touches on a couple of my personal fears. The image is a stock photo from a DeviantART artist who specifically allows it to be used on outside websites, with credit and links posted. Big thanks, to both the author and the artist, for sharing. Now… on to the story…

Trapped

by Brynn Myers

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Copyright 2014 by Brynn Myers

All rights reserved

 

The tips of Megan’s fingers were raw and bloody from her latest round of digging, but there was no time to agonize over the pain. She had to break away more of the weathered stone and mortar and she had to work quickly. The sun was going down and soon she’d lose the small amount of light that filtered in from the bar covered window.

The sound of footsteps sent Megan scurrying to the corner, away from her project. The last thing she needed was for her captor to find out what she’d been doing. Once she created a space big enough to crawl through, the glass would easily be broken, but those rusty bars were so damn stubborn. She’d been down here, working on her escape every day for weeks, but with constant interruptions, she was starting to lose hope.

As the footsteps above moved closer, Megan’s anxiety increased. Her grand plan to escape tonight was looking grim, and she feared soon she’d be buried amidst the darkness of this dank cellar forever. Shadows passed back and forth on the other side of the door, the sound of heels clicking loudly against the hard oak confirmed it was her captor. When the door opened, incandescent light spilled into the room, obscuring their face as they bent down to leave a tray of food––not food really, more like a bowl of cold soup, stale bread and tepid water in a plastic cup. As soon as the tray clattered, the door shut. Megan banged her head against the cobweb covered wall and began to sob, but tears were useless; they would not free her. Only action could save her now.

30112012237_by_balenaucigasa-d823oewMegan stood and moved closer to the opening, hoping the last glimmer of moonlight would be enough to allow her to dig some more. Unfortunately, it not nearly enough to help her cause. She slid down the wall till her hands touched the floor. Why would someone do this to her? What was she to do now? Questions continued to flood her mind until she eventually snapped. She crawled over and pulled off one of the boards at the foot of the staircase, her hands aching as she clutched the wood. Megan screamed and whacked violently at the glass until nothing but shards surrounded the edges. She ripped away the chicken wire and gripped the bars, rocking them back and forth. Nothing. No movement.

Hope sparked when headlights came into view. She waved her hands wildly, praying they’d see her. In the next instant, the car swerved and slammed headlong into the wall and Megan was thrust back into the cellar, the scent of dust and gasoline filling the air. By the time, she realized what happened, it was too late. Blood dripped from her mouth and a sharp pain struck her in the gut. As she looked down at her stomach, she saw the piece of wood she’d used from the stairs impaled deep within her.

The door slammed opened and a woman screamed as the room went red with a fiery explosion. From this night forward she’d be eternally trapped in this hell, forever bound to this now scorched earth. As her soul began to climb out of her battered body, Megan forced herself to stay. She would not go quietly into the night, no, she’d have the last word. There were only two things Megan could think of as her final heartbeat sounded–Hell hath no fury and karma was going to be a bitch.

About The Author

Brynn Myers is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance author. After considering writing a hobby for years, she finally turned her passion and talent into a career. She came into the paranormal genre later than most but has always loved fairy-tales and all things magical. Using that love, she creates charmed worlds by writing stories involving passionate, strong willed characters with something to discover.

Brynn lives with her family in the Brevard County, Florida area.

 Also…

You can meet & greet with Brynn  in February, as she is one of the Featured Authors at Coastal Magic, an urban fantasy and paranormal romance convention in Daytona Beach, FL.

About The Artist

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Artist Page: balenaucigasa  http://www.deviantart.com/art/30112012237-487260248

 

 

Countdown to Coastal Magic Convention 2015

Have you seen the featured author line up for Coastal Magic 2015?

Please come join us if you are a lover of all things urban fantasy & paranormal romance!!

http://coastalmagicconvention.com/registration/

Spend a weekend with some of your favorite urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. We’ll have discussion panels, meet & greets, and lots of time for interaction. Weekend registration is $85. Registration opens on July 1, 2014. Saturday’s Charity Book Signing is included in the weekend registration, but is free and open to the public.

http://coastalmagicconvention.com/featured-bloggers/

Summer Reads 2014

Amber Leaf Publishing’s second annual Summer Reads program is about to start…WHOOHOO! Please stop by and meet some of the fabulous authors they have participating!!! Happy Summer Reading!!!

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Broaden your horizons with ALP.
Join our second annual Summer Reads Program and discover some amazing new authors along the way.

Rules: From June 15, 2014 until September 15, 2014, purchase any five books from any of the Author listed below then Read, Review, and Win. (Yes, you can pick more than five!) 😉

To register for the program simply fill out our contact form and list your selected books in the comment section. After reading your selected books, use our form again to provide the links to your reviews. We will check for your reviews and upon verification you’ll be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway which will include books and swag from all the participating authors. See the full prize list below. (The Grand Prize winner will be selected using Random.org.)

Please note: If you have read any of these author’s books before, you cannot use a previously posted review. You must pick a book written by an author on the list that you have not read and write a new review for that new book. 

Good Luck and Happy Reading!!

Official Author/Reading List:

ATTENTION READERS: Please note the GENRE labels for each of these titles and research their intended audience, whether Young Adult, New Adult, or Adult. The purpose of this event is to ‘broaden your horizons’ by introducing you to new authors you may or may not have previously heard of. It is not, however, intended to suggest you read outside of your comfort zone. Bad things can happen if you do. LOL

In other words, if you do not like reading young adult novels, please DO NOT pick those books as part of your five for the program. All the authors here deserve a fair and honest review, and if you are reading something that isn’t your “normal cup of tea,” then it typically won’t be a book you can be objective about. Thank you for joining us…and please, choose wisely!

(Click the author’s name to be redirected to a list of their available books.)

Fantasy/Paranormal Romance:
Authors: Tish Thawer; L.L Hunter; Kristen PainterLia Davis; Suzanna Lynn;
Hollie Westring; Lainy Lane

Urban Fantasy:
Authors:  Brynn MyersDarynda JonesStephany Simmons; Jordan Deen; C.J. Ellisson

Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
Authors: L.P. Dover; Cambria Hebert; L.L. Hunter; AnnaLisa Grant

Fantasy/Sci-fi/Dystopian:
Authors: Carlyle Labuschagne; L.L. Hunter

Dark Fantasy:
Authors: Rae Hachton



GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY:

Lia Davis: $10 Starbucks gift card and swag pack.

Jordan Deen: Swag pack for ‘The Crescent’ series including book marks, signed books, tote back, ‘Wolf Pack’ t-shirt,
and other wolf pack goodies.

L.P. Dover: Two autographed paperbacks of choice.

CJ Ellisson: Autographed book and prize pack filled with goodies and swag.

AnnaLisa Grant: Signed copy of both The Lake and As I Am

Rae Hachton: Winner’s choice: a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card, a pre-order of one of my upcoming book releases, or a swag assortment.

Cambria Hebert: $15 amazon gift card, a signed Paperback of Torch, a swag pack and a wrist band.

L.L Hunter: 1 eCopy of The Chronicles of Fire and Ice and a signed swag pack.

Darynda Jones: One autographed copy of Sixth Grave on the Edge.

Carlyle Labuschagne: Choice of my eBooks as well as an Amazon gift card and bookmarks.

Lainy Lane:  Paperback of Field of Innocence (Euphoria Series 1)
and 2 ecopies of any Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing book.

Suzanna Lynn: Signed copy of the book along with a ‘The Bed Wife’ custom bookmark.

Brynn Myers: $15 Amazon gift card, assorted swag pack, and winner’s choice of two of my eBooks.

Kristen Painter: Autographed book and book bag.

Stephany Simmons: eCopy of Shotgun Rights, my compilation, and a mystery prize.

Tish Thawer: $10 Amazon gift card, assorted swag pack with custom book thong, and winner’s choice of two of my eBooks.

Hollie Westring: eCopies of Whispers and Wishes, and Spirits and Spells, and an autographed swag pack.