Sunday, January 21, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Sweet Indulgence by Debbie White SPOTLIGHT


Sweet Indulgence
A Charleston Harbor Novel Book 1
by
Debbie White

Genre:
Sweet Romance

Real Men Eat Cupcakes



Annie McPherson has had it with all the blind dates her grandmother and auntie set her up with. She just wants to be left alone to run the Sweet Indulgence cupcake bakery – even if it means she’ll remain single forever.
Jack’s just been through a gut-wrenching break-up, and women are the last thing on his mind. Now he’s on a mission to pick up cupcakes for
his niece’s birthday party—not a mission to fall in love. Pulled
in by Annie’s good looks and witty charm, though, temptation proves too sweet.
But will Annie’s pesky grandmother and auntie welcome Jack as Annie’s
choice or will they have him jumping through hoops to prove he’s the one?
Fans of Debbie Macomber, Sherryl Woods, and Susan Wiggs are sure to love
Sweet Indulgence, the first sweet romance novel in the Charleston Harbor series.
This book is too sweet to pass up!








Debbie is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She currently lives in northern
California where the hills are dotted with vineyards and the jagged
coastline is nearby. Many of her books describe the beautiful area
she calls home. She avidly supports animal rescue by donating a
percentage of all book sales to rescue groups nationwide! Now here
are a few more interesting tidbits of information about her!




1.Her spouse served in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years. She uses
some of her experiences as a military wife in some of her stories.


2. She has two granddaughters and a grandson.


3. She received her degree in Sociology in 2011 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.


4. She hasn't always dreamed of writing, but she's always loved reading and decided she'd give it a try. Her fans love her so much, she's still putting out books three years later.


5. Her very first book, The Salty Dog was an Amazon Best-seller. 


6. You can follow all the latest news about releases, book signings and
more on her website
http://www.authordebbiewhite.com












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Friday, January 19, 2018

BLOG TOUR: My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology SPOTLIGHT



My
Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Genre:
Horror Short Stories

Project
Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story


Fifteen
podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've
ever written…






Spirits
by James A. Moore
Two
strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the
past.


The
Tin Box
by Kelli Owen
After
the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave...


Short
Straw
by Jay Wilburn
After
drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.


The
Rag and Bone Man
by John Urbancik
The
Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?


The
Priest
by Jaimie Engle
A
fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.


Seven
Eight One Five Four
by Amber Fallon
Some
habits are hard to forget...even when you’re undead.


Kins
by Mary
SanGiovanni
Reality
takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing...


Rainforest
of Bones
by Armand Rosamilia
A
reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.


Put
On a Happy Face
by Christopher Golden
A
clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire
consequences.


Mr.
Giggles
by Frank J. Edler
In
the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.
Giggles.


M.EN.TOR.
By Thomas R. Clark
An
injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.


I
Sing A New Psalm
by Brian Keene
A
man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.



Dandelion
Yellow
by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When
a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.


Dead
Beckoning
by Chuck Buda
A
young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.


Pegleg
and Paddy Save the World
by Jonathan Maberry
The
Great Chicago Fire wasn't caused by the cow.....they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.





With
over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at
P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With
podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling,
heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews,
radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one
stop for excellent podcasts!



So
grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!




JAMES
A. MOORE

is the author of over forty novels, including the critically
acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest,
the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero,
Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram
Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror
Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice
President.


Never
one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written
epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?


Being
a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age.
Along
with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, he is one of the Three
Guys with Beards.





Born
and raised in Wisconsin,
Kelli
Owen

now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless
writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken
at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and
the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet
horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.

Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.






Jay
Wilburn

is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a
life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen
years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the
Dead Song Legend Dodecology.







Writer.
Photographer. Adventurer. Man.
John
Urbancik,

author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has
written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also
called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first
novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an
overnight success. He also takes pictures.









Like
stepping into a living dream,
Jaimie
Engle

writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into
extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her
readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer, podcaster,
entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges
across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented
candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse
in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl,
won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with
her husband, two kids, and hound dog.





Amber
Fallon

lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day
and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank
manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her
obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have
made her a recognized figure.
Amber's
publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on
the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh,
Operation Ice Bat, and more!
Listen to her
podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.





Mary
SanGiovanni
is
the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the
first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL,
and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and
POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing
Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is
currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller
Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the
Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She
lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.








Armand
Rosamilia

is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he's not sleeping. He's happily married to a woman who
helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in
life...
He's
written over 150 stories that are currently available, including
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal
is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels. 

He
not only runs two successful podcasts...
Arm
Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast - interviewing fellow authors as well
as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The
Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda - talking about writing
and publishing
But
he owns the network they're on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He
also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool.







CHRISTOPHER
GOLDEN

is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat,
Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are
Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows.
He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence,
honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's
Best Books for Young Readers.


Golden
co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series,
Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has
worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead,
and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online
animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network
television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and
libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with
Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.

Golden
was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his
family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen
languages in countries around the world. 







Frank
J. Edler
My
mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady
dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and
incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me
stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were
99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to
the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread
store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna
sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July,
just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a
magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They
would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never
once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?




Tom
Clark
is a writer, and a
veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. His work has been
seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, among other
freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project
Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy
metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a
comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella,
“Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds
of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers
and their pet rabbit.






BRIAN
KEENE

is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and
dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited
(along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny
Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current
interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into
German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more.
In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media
properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the
Universe, and Superman.


Several
of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul,
The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are
in-development or under option.


Keene’s
work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times,
The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s
Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He
has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand
Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman
A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S.
troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker,
Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters,
and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.





Erin
Sweet Al-Mehairi

has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. She
has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is
currently a writer, a journalist, a publicist, and an editor among
many other things. 


She
is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with
her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe
for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting,
hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music.
Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without
cookies.


Erin
is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project
Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly
podcast for new and veteran writers. 

Breathe.
Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the
upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at
the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress
as well.




Chuck
Buda

explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures
its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders
aimlessly all night…alone.
Chuck
Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment
Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of
writing. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.


You
can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other
places where podcasts are available. 



JONATHAN
MABERRY

is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine
feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror
Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.



He
is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH
BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest
include authors, actors, and filmmakers.





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Thursday, January 18, 2018

BLOG TOUR: There Be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus SPOTLIGHT


There
Be Demons
by
M.K. Theodoratus

Genre:
Urban Fantasy

After
her father remarries, Britt Kelly’s life becomes a cesspit. She
lives in her sister’s two-bedroom tenement apartment with her
mother, two brothers, and two young nephews. She starts a new high
school where she knows no one. And, even when Britt thinks she’s
making friends, the church where she studies in is torn down.


Then,
the field commanders of The Demon Wars draft her and her friends to
aid the four Gargoyle Guardians who fight the demons invading the
city of Trebridge. The fate of the city hangs on Britt’s ability to
lead and learn enough self-control to manipulate the natural magic of
Grace. Meanwhile, she also needs to decide what to do about Cahal,
her chemistry lab partner who is as strong as her and may have
interests more than just protecting Trebridge.

There
Be Demons” is a continuation of M. K. Theodoratus’ urban fantasy,
"Night for the Gargoyles". It tells the tale of Gillen and
his team of Gargoyle Guardians as they defend Trebridge while
teaching Britt and her friends – the untrained “reinforcements.
Along the way, Gillen and Britt learn things about each other to make
them stronger both together and alone. 










Get
the Short Story – Night for the Gargoyles FREE! It
was the first story set in Andor and formed the inspiration for
There
Be Demons
.

Night
For the Gargoyles
by
M.K. Theodoratus

Night
for the Gargoyles -- A Story Combining Magic with Reality!



Gillen's
dilemma. Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the
rival lusting for his position.


The
four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered by a growing number
of demons. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons
and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with the
plotting Orvil and asks the Angeli for reinforcements. Will help come
in time?

A
free short story set in a world where reality plays with magic. Read
the short story that inspired There Be Demons!






**Get
it FREE!!**







I'm
one of those weird people who have always played with fantasy. Had a
pretend friend by the time I was three, play acted elaborate
fantasies even after I learned not to talk about them, read comic
books, and discovered Oz, A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and Fritz
Leiber before my teens.

The
gears changed to include writing fantasy after the sixth grade. Until
then, mysteries ala Nancy Drew were my favorites. Most of my fiction
writing has been lost through the years. Must admit, though, I still
have the Clue of the Clay Cats, written in the sixth and seventh
grade, sitting in some file drawer.


Many
fantasy worlds have entertained me since then...but I've only written
in two since I started writing again, aka consistently. My main two
worlds are Andor where demons prey upon humans and other supernatural
events occur and the Marches of the Far Isles. My favorites, though,
are my Far Isles Half-Elven, Renna, Mariah, and Kerry, where I
explore the political ramifications of genetic drift on a hybrid
elf/human population. Unfortunately, my Half-Elven had become a
cliche by the time I completed the 600,000+ words moldering in my
computer. [Which is okay. I mainly write to amuse
myself.]



Currently, live with
my old man and two lap-cats in Colorado. The kids have long flown the
coop. Some of my favorite authors remain Alexander, Briggs, Belcher,
Cooper, Croogon, Pierce, Butcher, Elkins, McCrumb, Gaiman, O'Connell,
etc. etc. etc.



Oh, yes, my
pubs. I've published shorter fantasy for my Half-Elven, including
Troublesome Neighbors and Vengeance. Andor short stories include
Night for the Gargoyles [which inspired Andor], Showdown at Crossings
[prequel to There Be Demons], Doom Comes for a Sold Soul, and The
Ghost in the Closet. The short stories are both free and 99c.






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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Branded by Fire By Danielle Annett SPOTLIGHT

















Branded by Fire

(Blood & Magic Series, #4)

By Danielle Annett



Blurb:



Aria Naveed can't decide what's worse--being mate-bonded to Declan Valkenaar, the Alpha of the Pacific Northwest Pack, or owning up to the fact that she's developing feelings for him.



Her bond to Declan is the one thing keeping her grounded and preventing her new power from destroying everything and everyone around her.



If Aria doesn't tread carefully, especially where her heart is concerned, she'll learn the hard way that if you play with fire, you'll always get burned.














Available for purchase at




Excerpt




Aria, you’re being unreasonable." He took a step forward and reached out for me. I sidestepped away, then put a hand on my forehead when the room began spinning.

Unreasonable?” I ground it, “You asked men within the Pack to court me. You wanted to tie me to the Pack so you could use me.” I was practically yelling at him now. Maybe I wasn’t too tired to fight with him after all. This confrontation had been a long time coming.

That was before …” he trailed off.

Right,” I scoffed. “Before you bit me and tied me to you. Before you decided this little mate bond between us somehow made me your soul mate. Now you care about me as a person, is that it? But before I was just a tool for you to use and somehow I should be okay with it? I should be flattered that Declan Valkenaar, Alpha to the Pacific Northwest Pack, has picked me to be his mate? Is that what you’re telling me?”

I blinked hard as tears threatened to spill. Dammit, why did he have such an effect on me? I rubbed the ache in my chest and turned away from him.

He didn’t say anything for several long minutes.

I climbed into my bed and tucked myself under the covers as silent tears spilled down my cheeks.

The mattress dipped, and Declan slid into the bed beside me.

Go away,” I choked out.

He wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled my back flush against his chest.

I’m a bastard.”

I know.”

And I don’t deserve you.”

Glad you’re finally realizing that.”

I swiped at the tears on my cheeks and tried to pull away from him, but his grip was iron tight.

But I love you.”

I sucked in a breath. He—what?

I froze, suddenly unable to form any coherent thoughts or words.

He didn’t say anything else, just settled in beside me with his arm wrapped tightly around my body and his legs now tangled with mine. I listened as his breathing slowly evened out and realized the exact moment when he fell asleep.

Declan told me he loved me. The bond that connected us flared to life at his words, and I suddenly realized, I believed him.




Blood and Magic Series




About The Author

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee  and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the  primary location for her Blood & Magic series.



Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.



You can learn more about Danielle on her website at www.Danielle-Annett.com or follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleAnnett and on twitter @Danielle_Annett


You can find Danielle at 









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