Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Slasher Experience II by C.P. Bialois

Survival often comes down to those who are willing to do what is necessary to win.

It’s a simple concept, but one most never have to experience.

Few survived the Slasher House Massacre, and as their ordeal closes, another opens for those remaining.

The police think they have everything under control. They think everyone is accounted for, but when some of their own disappear, new horrors are discovered, and the nearby town of Tarken’s Glen are drawn into their own survival experience.

My Thoughts

Luke is at it again in the horrific second installment of The Slasher Experience. The evil spirit who wiped out an entire camp has now taken possession of one the local police, and he's out for blood again. However, this time there is a demon slayer on this trail, so things may not be as easy as he expected. He also has a strange psychic condition with Casi, one of the lone survivors of the original massacre. It's an inconvenience, but it doesn't stop Luke from bathing Tarken's Glen in blood.

This was an awesome sequel to a great horror series. I really enjoyed the added dimension of having someone hunting the killer. As with the first book, there are many unique death scenes that will bring to mind some of the greatest slasher films of the 80s. Each character also has a lot of depth, and you will feel for them when they meet their end, even if you only knew them for a few pages. The ending left us with the possibility of seeing another book in the future, and I can't wait to see what direction the author takes it next.

Grab your copy for only $2.99 on Amazon!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Lost Children of Andromeda: Zosma by Jason Michael Primrose

ZOSMA IS A POWERFUL PRE-APOCALYPTIC SCIENCE FICTION STORY EXPLORING THEMES OF TRUTH, RESILIENCE, AND DIVERSITY Zosma opens the series on Earth in 2052 A.D. as Allister Adams, a young superhuman, begins his search for the planet’s possible savior: Zosma Caster. Zosma is an intergalactic refugee and the vessel for an otherworldly energy source from the Andromeda Galaxy. The rogue organization C20 has been interested in Zosma’s power, but are its intentions entirely pure? Allister’s search for an alien becomes a search for truth as the walls, literally and figuratively, are closing in. Zosma is the first in the series The Lost Children of Andromeda. Inspired by his personal journey of self-discovery, Jason Primrose has created a world in which even superhumans are challenged by the effects of greed, fear, and natural disasters.

The apocalyptic tale explores the themes of reality vs. perception, human extinction and climate change, diversity of thought, and resilience. Amazon: Barnes & Noble: Mascot Books:

About the Author Jason Michael Primrose has been creating alternate worlds and characters since childhood. For nearly ten years, he has used his unique storytelling gift to impact the entertainment, fashion, and tech consumer product industries. His experience spans brand strategy, creative direction, retail merchandising, and influencer/celebrity partnerships. #zosma #lostchildrenofandromeda Enter to win one of five paperbacks up for grabs!
Follow the Book Tour

Monday, October 29, 2018

Bustles & Bells and Mistletoe & Mayhem Book Blast

Limited Time Speculative Fiction Holiday Releases!

Get ready for a fabulous holiday season with two special, limited-time collections. Get Mistletoe and Mayhem for paranormal and urban fantasy holiday tales with a touch of merry mayhem, and pick up Bustles and Bells for the Yuletide magic of a steampunk world!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000447_00018]

Wreck the halls this holiday season!
Join New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holiday season this year with a limited-time paranormal holiday anthology.

Not all elves work in the North Pole, you might not want to open that present—and sometimes the thing coming down the chimney isn’t Santa at all in this collection of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, designed to fill your holiday season with reading cheer and a touch of merry mayhem.

Get your copy today and snuggle in by the fireplace for stories featuring Krampus and Kris Kringle, garlands and gargoyles, wreaths and werewolves, and more!


Wishing you Steampunk’s Greetings and a Happy New Gear!
Join New York TimesUSA Today, bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holidays this December in steampunk style.

Tinsel and trains, tinkers and time-machines, garlands and gaslamps grace the stories in this limited-time anthology. Corseted ladies and cloaked lords fill your holidays with Christmas cheer—and a touch of Yuletide magic, too—in this collection full of tales of wonder set in alternate landscapes of Victorian style and steam-powered technology.

So deck the skies with dirigibles, gather ’round the clockwork tree, and settle in with your eggnog and goggles for a steampunk celebration like never before!

Promotional Book Tours 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Falling Star #Free on Amazon

Drew DiPalma feels like he's living a lie.

He's had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he'd often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.

After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has given up on romance--until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who's constantly scandalized in the tabloids.

When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew's fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Get Jessica by Laura DeLuca #Free for Halloween

Wilbur was used to going to his college formals alone. He thought the Halloween Ball would be no different. He’s amazed when a beautiful girl in a Victorian costume displays an interest in him and even more amazed to find himself alone with her on one of the campus nature trails.

What Wilbur doesn’t realize is that another woman has her eye on him too. The White Lady returns every Halloween to take revenge on the men of the campus for her brutal murder. She has chosen Wilbur as her next victim.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Illusion - Dark Musicals: The Second Act Available Now!

Rebecca Hope-Patko and her husband, Lord Justyn, are living their dream. After a successful stint on Broadway, the super couple are heading Down Under for a special showing of Phantom Returns, where their son Erik will join them for his professional debut. 

As soon as their plane touches down, they discover that a serial killer is stalking Melbourne. At the theater, a strange series of accidents leaves Rebecca fearing for the safety of her family. Rebecca struggles to unravel the mystery while coping with insecurities about her career which cause tension between her and Justyn.

It’s clear a very real Phantom is lurking among them, but Rebecca is no kid anymore. She’s tired of the villain getting the upper hand. This time, Rebecca is setting the trap. This opera diva will put her life and her marriage on the line to shatter the illusions surrounding Queen’s Theater and stop the serial killer before they can strike again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Interview with Patricia Harman - Author of Once a Midwife and #Giveaway

About the Book

Welcome back to Hope River in New York Times bestselling author Patricia Harman’s newest novel as midwife Patience Hester, along with her family and friends, face the challenges of the home front during World War II.

The women of Hope River trust midwife Patience Hester, whose skill in delivering babies is known for miles around. But though the Great Depression is behind them, troubles are not, for Europe is at war…and it can only be a matter of time before the U.S. enters the fray.

And while some are eager to join the fight, Patience’s husband, Daniel, is not. Daniel is a patriot—but he saw too much bloodshed during the First World War, and has vowed never to take up arms again.

His stance leaves Patience and their four children vulnerable—to the neighbors who might judge them, and to the government, who imprison Daniel for his beliefs.

Patience must support their family and fight for her husband’s release despite her own misgivings. And with need greater than ever, she must also keep her practice running during this tumultuous time…relying on generous friends, like Bitsy, who has returned to Hope River, stalwart neighbors, and her own indomitable strength to see them all through.

The Interview

How did you get started in midwifery? What drew you to that line of work?

I always felt that having a baby was more of a natural event than a medical event.  I wanted to have my babies naturally and after I had my first one I began teaching childbirth classes.  This was back in the commune days, (for more about that read my memoir,  Arms Wide Open: A Midwife’s Journey ).  As a Lamaze teacher, I made a final home visit to one of my couples one March.  During the evening, a snow storm came up and we couldn’t get home.  Around midnight, the woman went in to labor and I had to deliver the baby. It was so beautiful and peaceful that I was hooked and soon became the person to call if you wanted a homebirth.  (a few years later I went back to school and became a nurse-midwife with a masters degree so that I could be of help to more people) 

What about your experience as a midwife led you to write about midwives? 

The first book I wrote,  The Blue Cotton Gown, a midwife’s memoir , was about my patients and the stories they told me in the privacy of the exam room.  It was also about my personal life and what it was like working with my OB/Gyn husband, Tom.   I wrote the book to honor the courage of the ordinary woman, but it turned out to also be an honest look at a midwife’s life.  After that, I knew I had a niche.  People are interested in midwives and they are great protagonists, brave, strong, gentle and kind. 

Can you tell us a little about the setting of your books? Why focus on Appalachia?   

I have lived in West Virginia for almost forty years.  The people and the mountains are the backdrop of my life.  Before we came here, I lived many other places, (California, Oregon, Washington, Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio) and I could set my stories there, but I write what is familiar to me.  (We do have a cottage on an island in the Ontario waters of Lake Erie, though, and one of my contemporary novels is set on a similar fictional island in Canada,  The Runaway Midwife .)  

Readers have seen Patience, in  The Hope River Series , go through so much. Is this latest book the end of her story or is there more on the way?  

I’m working on another book about Patience and her African-American midwife partner, Bitsy, as we speak.  This new book, is set in 1956, just before the Civil Rights Movement started in the U.S.A.   

How has becoming a bestselling author influenced your writing journey? 

When I started writing, I did it just for fun and to be creative.  When my books became popular and I began getting letters from fans telling me how much they meant to them I knew I was reaching people in a meaningful way and felt I had a mission to teach about community, loving one another, accepting diversity, and not losing hope.  The best review I ever got was only a few sentences.  It said, “I loved your book. It made me laugh. It made me cry.  I was inspired.”  How great is that?  

Besides your connection as midwife, do you and Patience share any other qualities?  

I tried to make Patience different from me.  She is small, with wire rim glasses and long dark hair.  I’m tall, lots older and have short silver hair, but basically she reacts as I react.  She hates injustice.  Wants peace.  Loves flowers and babies and will defend with her life her children or any vulnerable person. 

What has been the most surprising thing in your transition from midwife to author?

The writing part of being an author is creative and fun.  I didn’t know when I started that part of being an author, a necessary part, is promoting your books.  I love talking to people and writing blogs is fun, but traveling takes a lot of time and then I don’t get to write as much.  

A lot of people say having a book is like having a baby. As a midwife, mother, and author, how do you relate to that saying?

I have thought that exact thing many times.  Writing a book, for me, is a 2 year pregnancy.  Then at the end it’s like transition in labor.  You just WANT IT TO BE OVER and you grunt it out.  YAY!  Only guess what?  Your work is not over.  You now have to take care of the book, diaper it…feed it…burp it…and love it.  

PATRICIA HARMAN has spent over 30 years caring for women as a midwife, first as a lay-midwife, delivering babies in cabins and on communal farms in West Virginia, and later as a nurse-midwife on the faculty of Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, and West Virginia University. She lives near Morgantown, West Virginia, has three sons, and is the author of two acclaimed memoirs. Her first novel, “The Midwife of Hope River,” was successful around the world. “Once a Midwife” is the fourth book in the Hope River Series. For more information, please visit 

The Giveaway 

One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of Once a Midwife. To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on  11/8/2018  Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Brigid's Flame #Free on Amazon

River is a struggling author who is depressed about his failing career and his strained relationship with his girlfriend. On the sacred night of Imbolc, he looks to the Gods for inspiration. The goddess Brigid answers his prayers. In her arms, his passion is rekindled. 

Also included with this short story is a sneak peek at Falling Star, A Jersey Girl Novel


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Heartbreak Cowboy Cover Reveal

*Old flames burn hotter the second time around...*
It’s been four long years since McCrea Coldiron watched Eleanor Mackenna walk out of his life. He wasn’t ready for the marriage noose then and never thought he would be. Single, free to do as he pleases, and running the Promise Point Horse Rescue Ranch are the things that make him sure he was right to let Eleanor go… This is until she comes back to town with a daughter he never knew about in tow.
Eleanor knows just how badly McCrea can burn a woman and how persuasive he can be when he wants something, so she’s more than cautious about his charming words and cocky grin when she comes home to arrange the sale of her grandparents’ ranch. But when a flat tire in a thunderstorm introduces four-year-old Sophie to her daddy, Eleanor knows McCrea’s love for his daughter is genuine. Can she trust it will be the same for her? As the icy walls around her heart begin to melt, Eleanor must find the courage to trust her heart or run away from the man who has always owned it.

Being shown what he lost is a wake-up call for McCrea and he isn’t about to let Eleanor or Sophie walk away. It’s time to prove he’s a man who believes in love and happy-ever-after.

About Mina Beckett

Mina and her husband live on a small farm in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of southern Kentucky. She's an artist, an avid reader, a dog lover, and a miniature horses enthusiast. Life in her corner of the world consists of long winter nights curled up by the fire, cheering on her favorite football teams in the fall, enduring March Madness in the spring and walking barefoot through her garden with a cold jar of tea in the summer ─ fireflies at sunset accompanied by a serenade of crickets and frogs, and lazy nights in the porch swing.
Pick up the prequel novella The Cowboy's Goodnight Kiss

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Finding Felicity Book Blast

Can the sweetness of rekindled love temper the bitter tang of murder? Despite a difficult childhood, Felicity Stilton never gave up on her dreams. Now, as an adult, she and her Golden Retriever, JJ, help special needs children pave the way for their own futures. Everything is perfect, until she gets the one call she never expected to receive. Officer Darren Willis hates that it falls to him to tell the beautiful and inspiring Felicity her birth mother has taken her own life. Although the case appears to be open-and-shut, the grieving daughter insists something foul is afoot. Will he be brave enough to follow dark clues into the past alongside the one woman with whom he just might want to make a future? Only Darren believes Felicity’s suspicions and is willing to help investigate what really happened to her long-lost mother. When the signs begin to point to murder, Darren worries Felicity might be next… But should he abandon the case to protect her even if it means losing the woman he loves forever? Find out if JJ will be able to keep his humans safe as they race to find a mysterious killer and clear her mother’s name. This sweet tale of suspense, intrigue, and surprises is one you won’t want to miss... Order your copy and start reading today! Finding Felicity is book five in the Gold Coast Retrievers series. Each book stands completely on its own, but you'll have more fun if you read them all together!

Get it on Kindle Unlimted on Amazon