Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hinder by Kristin Ping + an EPIC Giveaway!


Book Title: Hinder: A Bender’s Novel
Series: The Guardian Of Monsters 
Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Author: Kristin Ping
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing 
Release Date: 15th  May 2018

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals,  Ethan is
what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability,
bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one  of two things:  His Wielder is either dead, or hiding  out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother —a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find  her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.



Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs that tries to eat her house. She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender's novel will be published 2018 by Fire  Quill Publishing.

When she isn't writing, she is spending her time with her family, or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house. You can find more about Kristin at www.authorkristinping.com

AUTHOR LINKS
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorkristinP Gaurdian of Monsters street team:


Want to win a Mac. Every two to three months, Kristin  Ping is giving away a mac, all you have to do is subscribe to her newsletter,  confirm to the confirmation email that will either be in your inbox or spam and open the letter. Find the secret
Facebook group, join and enter the giveaway. It’s as easy as that. We even give you extra entries by inviting your friends to subscribe too. We already gave away the first laptop.
There are two ways to do this.
1.        Follow by filling in this doc. https://goo.gl/forms/ENPbGUh8IiawMoVy1
2.       Go to http://www.authorkristinping.com and wait for the pop up to subscribe.



The Ping Crate is a crate filled  with goodies for readers. It’s  built around the theme of the Guardian of Monster Series. The first few boxes will be built around witches. Think journals, cups, books, novelty
jewelry, swag and something electronic that will push the worth of the crate  up to $700 and more.
All you have to do is stay subscribed to the subscription list and open the monthly newsletter that Kristin will send out to find the rafflecopter for you to enter in this lovely giveaway.
It’s a box full of reader goodies and a surprise. Sometimes it will be a gift card if there isn’t any electronics.

Believe me, it will be worth your time.



PRE ORDER HINDER FOR 99c. Yes, you’ve heard right. The pre order special is 99c only. The price will go up to 2.99 in it’s first month, think of it as a release day blitz, and from the second month it will go up to it’s normal price of 4.99c. So it’s a major deal of getting the pre-order for just 99c. GRAB YOUR COPY NOW AND CLAIM YOUR GIFT: CROWS OF WINTER.


CROWS OF WINTER is a bundle of three stories. Two of them were exclusively written for Hinder Pre-Orde drive. They will not be up for purchasing.
Lucian’s Ascension written by Adrienne Woods, Venom, a Novelette also by Adrienne Woods and introduction short story of Guardian of Monsters written  by Kristin Ping.
You will need to fill in this form in order to claim your free gift.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Enchanted Rose is ON SALE + A GIVEAWAY!




~ The Enchanted Rose (Finding Gold, Book Two) ~ 
YA Fantasy Romance ~ Can be read as a stand-alone

Can true love weather magic's storm? 

Princess Roselyn is betrothed to Prince Chavez, but her heart belongs to Prince Osric. As the royal wedding approaches, they only have a few days left to be together. Osric fears losing Roselyn and will do anything to be with her, turning to magic in hopes that it will provide the answer. A white rose, enchanted with love, so long as its petals remain white, will bind the hearts of those who speak words of love.

One rose, two hearts, ten words, and they will be together forever . . . until a storm clouds the night sky, and by morning, the world is dark. Every enchantment is broken, every spell undone. All magic has been destroyed, and once the white rose turns red, Roselyn and Osric will be forced to remain apart. With only four days to save their love, they must learn how to restore magic to the land . . . or their chances of being together forever are gone.



Giveaway


Enter to win a silicone bracelet, 
The Enchanted Rose necklace, 
signed bookmark,
and a multicolor LED Rose Light! 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Moirai by Ali Winters ~ Cover Reveal!



Title: The Moirai (The Hunted series: Book 3)
Author: Ali Winters
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: TBA


Even Death has a price to pay.

Still heartbroken, Nivian has lost the will to reap. Even as she’s groomed to become the next Fate Keeper she’s nothing more than a shadow of her former self.

Torn between protecting the balance and ending her pain, Nivian searches for something to put her heart at ease. When stumbles upon a hidden text in the Tome of Fate where she learns that her hearts deepest wish is not yet out of reach.

Nivian seeks the Moirai for the key to her heart’s desires. Traveling though purgatory and into the heart of Hades’s layer, she must complete the trials before time runs out or be doomed to live a half life for eternity.

With her duty at war with her heart, Nivian will tear the underworld apart to right a mistake.



Grab BOOK ONE and TWO now and start the Amazon bestselling series today!
Buy now or read free on Kindle Unlimited HERE!



~ About The Author ~ 



Ali Winters was born and raised in the Pacific North West where she developed her love of nature, animals, and all things green.
For as long as she can remember, she’s been mesmerized by the extraordinary world of books and fantasy. There has never been a time when stories were not begging to be told, either by drawing, photography, or writing.
With encouragement from one of her favorite authors, she jumped in, head first, to pursue the career that had been calling to her since the day she opened her first book.
She has a deep love for coffee, tea, warm blankets, dogs, creating art in any medium she can get her hands on, and family


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Shattered Worlds Box Set & GIVEAWAY!


Escape into twenty-three epic worlds that will leave you breathless.

From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!

This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!

Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.

Preorder now for your passport to SHATTERED WORLDS!


 Links



Shattered Worlds Authors
- J.L. Weil, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Culican, USA Today Bestselling Author
- J.A. Armitage, USA Today Bestselling Author
- N.R. Larry, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author
- Jane Redd, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Miranda Hardy, USA Today Bestselling Author
- Julie Hall, International Bestselling Author
- Cameo Renae, International Bestselling Author
- Jen Minkman, International Bestselling Author
- Cindy M. Hogan, Bestselling Author
- Elana Johnson, Bestselling Author
- Rebecca Rode, International Bestselling Author


(Click the author’s name to visit their site!)



~ Shattered Worlds Boxed Set Trailer ~


Giveaway & Shattered Worlds Pre-Release Party
Note: Due to the high number of giveaways being offered by the authors on the Shattered Worlds website, there sadly will be no scavenger hunt. Many thanks to those who were interested and so sorry for the change of events!

The Shattered Worlds authors have generously offered to give away 17 e-books to one winner. Fill out the form to enter! Open INT.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Beauty's Thief is ON SALE for 99¢!!




~ Beauty’s Thief (Finding Gold, Book Four) ~ YA Fantasy Romance ~

Not every monster has claws—not every beauty is kind.

Born a princess, raised to be queen, but living as a servant, Avalyn never realized she would pay the price for her father’s mistakes. Now Avalyn is living in a castle not her own, a slave to an evil witch who wants revenge on the man who betrayed her trust and ruined her.

For Avalyn, her real punishment has yet to begin.

She will be cursed to work for the witch for the next one hundred years unless true love can find its way into the castle and into her heart.

Now the princess’s freedom rests in the hands of a lowly thief who cares only for himself.

*Each book in the Finding Gold Series can be read as a stand-alone*

~ Amazon




Friday, July 7, 2017

How to write 40k words in a single day!



I started writing in 2006 at the age of 13. My first book took seven years to write. The story it started as is not what it ended up becoming. The title changed, the setting changed, the plot changed, and basically it morphed from a single thought into a full world containing a series of stories (now known as the Finding Gold Series). 

Upon finishing that final version I submitted the book to a publisher already 99% sure it would be rejected, but knowing if I didn't do something with it  I would never move on.  

With notebooks filled with ideas, I moved onto something new; the book now published as Only Half Alive. It took me 13 days to write. 

First book = 7 Years. Second book = 13 days. 

What changed? Well, first of all, I didn't really care what that second book turned into. I just wanted to have fun. I let the story take me where it wanted to go, no questions asked. Whereas the first book was my baby! My precious first story that had to be perfect!

After seven years of writing, I was already good at typing fast. Whether I'm sprinting online or at a writer's retreat, my typing speed is constantly questioned. "How can you write so fast?", "Did you really write that much?", "It's not even possible." But the truth of the matter is, YES, I can write that fast, I do write that much, and yes, it's possible.

After my first book was published I was introduced to the world of sprinting. No, authors are not meeting up to go for a jog. Writing sprints! And I quickly learned I was a bit competitive. I finally found a sport I could win at. 

The sprint group I joined welcomed me and I found a new way to write books faster. Most sprints were 30 minutes to an hour long. This worked for the first little while. But the more I did it, the faster I learned that I would only write for a short period of time and then get distracted the rest of my writing time. 


Introducing the new schedule!

First, one thing you have to know is I'm a bit odd. Some people joke that I have OCD. I don't  know if that's true or not but I like things to have order. So joining sprints (that most often started at random times and ended just the same) was a bit stressful for me. 

I created my own sprinting schedule. I start the sprint at *8pm and write for twenty-five minutes (until 8:25pm). I give myself a five-minute break. And then I start again at 8:30. I go for twenty-five minutes (until 8:55pm), take a five-minute break, and start up again at 9pm. 

*Times are just examples. 

This schedule took my writing from 500-1000 words every thirty minutes to roughly 1000-5000 words every twenty-five minutes (on average). 

Life changing! 

The questions kept coming ...

The sprinting made a huge difference. But that's not the sole reason I can write as fast as I do. And after being asked "How do you write so fast?" so many times, I decided to put together an actual list of ways I accomplish it. 

  • 1.      DO NOT EDIT. I know you are tempted to stop and agonize over every single word while writing them. DON’T DO IT! IT’S A TRAP (read that in Ackbar’s voice).
  • 2.      Write with your eyes closed. This helps in many ways. The first of which is you won’t be able to see the things you want to fix, and therefore will listen to the number one tip.
  • 3.      Envision what you are writing. This is another reason to write with your eyes closed. Picture the scene, the moment, the characters. Put yourself in that situation.
  • 4.      Speak out loud. You will sound like a crazy raving lunatic to anyone nearby. This is why I write in the comforts of home, where no one will walk by, hear me talking to myself, and question my sanity (although my sanity is still questioned … often). But really, if you’re struggling (or even if you’re not) with dialogue, a great way to fix this is to have the conversation with yourself out loud, so you can hear how it sounds. Is it realistic? Would your character really speak that way?
  • 5.      Act it out. Again, I don’t recommend this if you’re in public. But acting out a scene can be a great way to figure out if it would work, how it would work, and if it conveys the right emotion for the scene. Don’t be afraid to get up in the middle of a sprint and quickly act out a scene you can’t get on the paper.
  • 6.      Skip around. If you can’t write the current scene in your book, don’t be afraid to skip to the next scene, or chapter, or end. Just keep writing!
  • 7.      Wear headphones. Make sure what you’re listening to matches the tone of the scene you’re currently working on. Don’t listen to something romantic while writing an epic battle scene. That will (most likely) NOT help.
  • 8.      Don’t get distracted by Facebook and other social media sites. Once you get pulled in there is no getting pulled out. I say this from experience. If you’re sprinting with people on Facebook just keep that conversation/post up, but do not go to any other page. And even at that, I recommend you find a less distracting place to sprint.
  • 9.      When you reach a scene where you don’t know how to describe something or you know you’re using the wrong word to convey something, put the word/description in parenthesis and move on. Once in the editing stages search for the parenthesis and fix those spots. This right here is probably the tip that saves me the most. 
Through these things, I managed to write just over 40,000 words in a single day. 

   I hope this is helpful! 
As I discover more secrets to writing faster I will share them!
 Feel free to post questions in the comments! 



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lazy Days of Summer $250 GIVEAWAY!



Lazy Days of Summer $250 Giveaway July 6th to 26th

  Thanks to this fabulous group on bloggers and authors for joining me to bring you this awesome giveaway. Enter for your chance to win $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Card.  

Sponsor List I Am A Reader Helen Smith Rainy Days and Pajamas Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love Julie Coulter Bellon Rebecca Talley Simple Wyrdings The Lovely Books Karmack by JC Whyte More Than a Review Heather Gray, Author of Inspirational Romance Jennifer Faye ~ Romance Author Dawn Malone, Author Krysten Lindsay Hager Jo Noelle Sweet & Sassy Books B. Kristin McMichael Caroline Clemmons AJourneyWithoutMap Glistering: B's Blog BookHounds Hooked to Books - Book and Reading Gadget Reviews Lori's Reading Corner Author Alecia Stone Laurie Here - Cont Fiction and More K.N. Lee Huithiang! Geybie's Book Blog Author Crystal Marcos Author Felicia Starr Everly Frost, YA Author Donna K. Weaver Terry Deighton - Children's Author Anna del C. Dye Inger Iversen Rachelle J. Christensen magicalcoolcatmystery Konstanz Silverbow Living Simply


Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 7/26/17 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 30, 2017

Missing Royal is ON SALE for 99¢!!


~ Missing Royal (Finding Gold, Book One) ~ YA Fantasy Romance ~

One princess destroyed the world. One princess must save it.

When she was little she wished to be a princess. Now as a teenager she just wishes she fit in. But Shanice doesn't feel like she belongs, she never has.

When her parents tell her she is the last known princess from another world, it all makes sense. A world full of magic in place of technology. One where she is more than just royalty, she is their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it. Mendina.

But she can't do it alone, first she must find the other missing royals. In her quest, Shanice will be forced to choose between the course prophecy set for her, and the one that leads to the man her heart belongs to.

ON SALE for 99¢ before it goes back up to full price on July 1st at 11pm PST






Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Get the complete Crystal Frost series by Alicia Rades for 99¢!


Get the complete Crystal Frost series by Alicia Rades for 99¢!

At age fifteen, Crystal Frost discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Secrets begin to uncover themselves wherever she goes, but secrets can be dangerous. The lives of a classmate, a child, a stranger, and Crystal herself hang in the balance. If she doesn’t embrace her psychic abilities and follow her instinct, she’s not the only one who will get hurt.

This box set includes all four books in the Crystal Frost series by USA Today bestselling author Alicia Rades–plus an exclusive Crystal Frost bonus short story! Over 900 pages of teen psychic paranormal adventures.



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Monday, June 12, 2017

BOOST IT TUESDAY!



Have you noticed that despite ALL of your Facebook "Likes" you are only "reaching" a very small portion of those followers? Does that bother you? It bothers us, and we want to boost each other up. Link up with Every Free Chance Books.


What is Boost It Tuesday, you ask? Well, we want to help each other out. We are a great community of bloggers and authors, and we should be supporting each other. Share your Facebook address below, then visit the Facebook pages, like 3-5 posts, share or comment on 1 or 2 posts. That's it. You don't have to "like" the page if you don't want to, just "like" some posts. Let's help expand each other's page reach. Who knows! You may find a new blog or author to follow along the away. Please be aware that any non-Facebook links will be deleted.


Here are some tips for Boosting. A big thanks to Kate at If These Books Could Talk for the image!

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We will be featuring one blogger or author on the Boost It Tuesday post. We hope that you will visit that blogger or author and give their page a bit of extra BIT attention!

 

This week's featured author is Konstanz Silverbow! Visit their Facebook page and give it an extra Boost!


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Remember: Like, comment, and share! Let's all give each other a boost!



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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MASSIVE EBOOK SALE & GIVEAWAY!!



~ Curse of the Undead Dragon King (Skeleton Key) ~ YA Fantasy Romance ~


Skeleton Key Book Series One Skeleton Key. 
Endless Adventures.
www.skeletonkeybookseries.com


A curse so powerful, not even true love’s kiss can break it.

Crowned king at seventeen, Aurelio fears he cannot rule on his own. Knowing Zanta is his soulmate, he proposes, and the kingdom celebrates. The next morning, however, their plans are hindered.
Aurelio awakens as a dragon, unable to change back into his human form. Zanta's curse is the opposite, stuck as a human, unable to change into her dragon self.

Zanta must learn to rule the kingdom while Aurelio searches for their freedom in the City of the Undead, all the while trying to discover who cursed them to begin with.

In a race against time, Aurelio must succeed before becoming undead himself and getting trapped in the wrong city forever, while Zanta must prove to the people that she is worthy to be their queen, and that she didn't just murder her fiancé to gain his kingdom for her own.



~ 99¢ on Amazon ~



~ Giveaway ~ 

The Prize: this leather wrap key journal ($125 value), 
this gorgeous silver key pendant, and one skeleton key pendant.



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

60 Adventures, 99¢ each!


To fight your fate will end in fire or fortune. 

Abigail Leigh always believed herself to be boring, average, and dull. However, Caleb, her lifelong crush, couldn't be any of those things—not with his luminescent white irises, heart-melting smile, and elusiveness. 

But a missed prom date, stalkers, and strange happenings lead to the truth—Abigail is anything but normal. A child of the Eclipse, bound to protect the world from the creatures once believed to be mythical, she is thrust into a world she didn't know existed. 

Zolnerowich, the vampire clan leader, is determined to bring darkness to all, and Abigail and Caleb must stop him. Traitors among them, teammates lost, the stakes ever growing . . . Abigail must risk losing her soul mate to right the wrongs she unknowingly helped create and to restore peace to the world of magic.

Get the ebook for 99¢ April 18th-22nd ~ Amazon ~






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Latent by C. Michelle Jefferies ~ NEW RELEASE!


This book is, Emergence, revisited. Same story, different approach. 

AN ASSASSIN’S SOUL
From the moment an unknown operative delivers a death threat directed at hit man Antony Danic’s wife, the game changes. For years he has operated under the assumption that as long as he toes the line and completes his assignments, everything will be fine. However, it’s not just his life at risk now, it’s hers as well. And that is not okay with him. 

As he works, it becomes evident the corporation that employs him is maneuvering in a much more dangerous arena than he ever imagined, and he is a pawn. Bound by a lifelong contract that might as well be signed in his own blood, the atheist assassin scrambles to keep his wife safe. 

When his handler tells him to kill a man Antony knows is innocent, he has a decision to make. Do what is expected of him—or go rogue and risk it all. Even if it drags him through a hell he doesn’t believe in.


~ Amazon





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NEW RELEASE! The Exodus by Ali Winters!



  Title: The Exodus
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Release date: March 7th 2017
  




 Betrayal changes everything.

With the balance restored, Nivian and Kain settle into a comfortable routine. While he wants to move forward with Nivian, the more time they spend together, she begins to worry she's using him to get the one thing she wants in life—memories of her past life.

Things aren’t as peaceful as they seem, the veil between realms begins to crack, causing shifts unlike what has ever been known before. Amid disappearances and the ever increasing dizzy spells that plague her, Nivian must deal with the turmoil of emotions within her heart.

As the balance begins to veer, it threatens to rip apart the fabric between worlds by an unknown force. Nivian and Kain must find the cause. If they don’t, the world as they know it may turn into hell on earth.




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Ali Winters was born and raised in the Pacific North West where she developed her love of nature, animals, and all things green.
For as long as she can remember, she’s been mesmerized by the extraordinary world of books and fantasy. There has never been a time when stories were not begging to be told, either by drawing, photography, or writing.
With encouragement from one of her favorite authors, she jumped in, head first, to pursue the career that had been calling to her since the day she opened her first book.
She has a deep love for coffee, tea, warm blankets, dogs, creating art in any medium she can get her hands on, and family.





You can find Ali on these social platforms.
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