Book Tour & Guest Post: White by Angelina J. Steffort

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Title: White

Author: Angelina J. Steffort

Series: The Wings Trilogy #1

Release Date: 19 Apr 2017

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Summary: 

“I love you,” he said with a smile on his lips. And then his eyes snapped open, flashing green. A radiating white blur shot out from between his shoulders, smashing everything within reach. I was thrown to the ground by the force of it and something hard hit my head. The last thing I saw was Adam’s shape against the white radiating light that seemed to have its source inside of him…

When 18 year old Claire Gabriel meets Adam, her life takes a drastic turn. He seems to have stepped right out of a fairy tale, he shows this alien glow in his eyes, and he is beautiful – more than anything.

Before she can think twice, she finds herself in love with the mysterious boy, unable to evade the dark shadow their feelings for each other draw up; because Adam isn’t the only mysterious creature hovering around Claire.

Soon Claire finds herself a target in the the eternal war between good and evil . . .

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“Angelina J. Steffort has crafted a deeply engaging world with a level of astounding detail. For an author’s debut, this is world-building at full power and romance writing as it should be.”

(Toni Weiss, Creative Partner, Little Lights Studio)

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Prologue

There always has to be somebody who takes responsibility for our sins. When I was a child, I thought it was God. When I didn’t believe in God anymore, there was a time when I thought others would take the blame. Now I know it is me, and no one but me. Everything else is a lie, and lying is a sin. . .

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 ~ About the Author ~ 

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“Chocolate fanatic, milk foam enthusiast and strict fan of the southern sting-ray. Writing is an unexpected career path for me.”

“Angelina J. Steffort was born on February 28th 1984. She has multiple educational backgrounds, including engineering, business and music. Angelina writes YA fantasy and is the author of The Wings Trilogy, currently working on the second part. Her debut novel White was released on April 19th 2017.

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~ Guest Post ~ 

To make the the life more fun at the blog, and because I lost track of time and couldn’t finish the book… I’m really mad at myself about it, it’s go gripping and interesting! Anyway, I thought why not to ask for a guest post during the tour, and as the summer is closing by, why not ask Angelina about her favourite actvity during summer! 

Angelina, floor is yours!

I was asked about my favorite summer activity. After thinking hard, and I mean headache-hard, not just browsing-my-brain-hard, I came to the conclusion that I honestly don’t have a favorite summer activity. Anything that involves me being active I avoid when it gets hot in summers.

As for the activities I can passively participate in, I would put hanging out at the lake first place. I grew up at a beautiful lake which is a jewel between mountains in the south of Austria and there is nothing better than to just dip your toes into cool water when the sun is attempting to grill you.

And then of course there is ice-cream…summers make the perfect excuse to practically live off of ice-cream.

When it gets particularly hot, I frequently find myself hiding out inside the house like a vampire, and come out only after the day gets a little cooler at sundown, a habit that has made me wonder if I should relocate to a cooler climate. But then, warm summer nights and walking bare foot through the dark are way too wonderful to miss out on…

All in all, I can say that summers are fine as long as I don’t need to be active and can wear my favorite sundress.

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Release Blitz: Ever the Wayward Sky by Oliver Phipps

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Title: Ever the Wayward Sky

Author: Oliver Phipps

Release Date: 23 Apr 2017

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Summary: 

The Civil War is over. But for Sergeant James Taft, there seems to be no end in sight. He had seldom considered what he would do after the war, because he never believed he would live through it.

James briefly returns to Pennsylvania in an unsuccessful attempt to work as a farmer. He then sets out to find peace and somehow vanquish the ghosts in his soul. What he can’t possibly foresee, as he rides west, is the epic story of tragedy and triumph that he will take part in.

“It’s unfortunate, but true, that darkness must often be complete, before we notice the subtle glimmer of hope.” – Doc Jefferies, Ever the Wayward Sky.

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As the days passed, James felt himself sinking further into depression. He tried to work on the family farm but couldn’t focus on the tasks. Darkness slowly began to swallow him from the inside out.

“Well, we finally pulled that old stump out of the South field.” John attempted to sound encouraging at the dinner table.

“That’s wonderful. That old tree always irritated your Pa. I’m glad we took care of it, and it is gone.” His mother glanced over at James after saying this.

Her son sat staring blankly at his plate of food. He heard nothing they had said.

His mother turned and looked across the table at John, who then glanced over at his wife, Velma. All three now watched James as he held his fork over his food and appeared to be far away.

The two children took notice of what was occurring and began watching their Uncle also.

Realizing the children were watching, Velma stood up and took a pitcher of water over to James.

“Would you like some more water, James?”

He almost shook as he came out of the apparent trance.

“Oh, no Velma, thank you.”

Johnny laughed a little, and this caused Grace to giggle as well.

“You children eat now. No playing.”

“Yes, Grandma.” Both children replied, almost in unison.

James looked around the table with a lost expression on his face.

“I think it’ll rain tonight,” John said in an attempt to bring supper back on track. “What do you think James?”

“Yes, it might.”

He knew something wasn’t right. He realized now that he’d been somewhere else. He didn’t know what to do about it, though. He glanced around at his family. He loved them dearly, but he didn’t belong here. He wasn’t sure where he belonged, but he knew now that it wasn’t here.

Later, as James lay down to sleep, the rain began. The soft pattering of raindrops outside his window caused a soothing effect, and he drifted into sleep. Then the thunder came, and as James slipped farther into slumber, he found himself on a faraway battlefield again. As the sounds of the storm erupted outside, the cannons roared on the battlefield of James’ dream.

“I heard them was Morgan’s boys over there, Sergeant.”

A young private nervously spoke to Sergeant Taft, who was riding back and forth in front of the men. James reined his horse in to answer the young cavalryman.

“Don’t matter who they are, Private! That cavalry unit is protecting the Reb’s flank, and we’ll run them off the battlefield, or die trying!”

When James said this, the private appeared to calm down. But he was still obviously frightened. All the soldiers appeared concerned. The horses moved underneath them nervously; sensing death to be close at hand. Smoke from the guns drifted through the unit’s ranks as James scanned the faces of his men.

He then moved closer to the young private. James thought he might be able to say something to calm the young man, but as he came near, the soldier began to speak.

“I sure got the feeling that I’m going to be one of those that die trying, Sergeant. You ever get that feeling?”

James reined in his mount again, trying to calm it. The horse quivered under him in an apprehensive excitement for the battle at hand. Then, James lied to the young private. He always lied in these situations.

“Almost every day, Private.” After James had said this, the man calmed some more. He smiled a little. James smiled slightly as well, and then he thought of several other men that had told him the same sort of thing over the years. They all died on the battlefield after telling him this. The cracking of rifle and cannon fire became intense. He positioned his horse to the front of the unit, ready for battle.

Their lieutenant rode swiftly up from the back of the unit.

“Alright boys, it’s time, let’s give’em hell.”

The lieutenant then pulled his saber out and nodded to their bugler, who immediately sounded the charge. Sergeant Taft spurred his horse just as the lieutenant charged forward.

“Let’s go 9th,” James yelled out, and his heart began to pound inside his chest.

The ground began to tremble as the horses burst into a gallop.

James looked across the field at the enemy just as bullets began to sing around him.

He became hot as the blood rushed to his head. Then, as always, he slowly became numb as the specter of death approached.

He put the reins in his mouth and lowered his head as if facing a fierce wind. He could now see the enemy’s faces clearly.

As the gap closed, he pulled his saber out with his left hand and his revolver out with his right.

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 ~ About the Author ~

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Oliver Phipps served in a Special Forces unit of the United States Army and studied at MSC. He has spent much of his life traveling throughout the world. Visiting many countries in Asia as well as Alaska, The Canadian Yukon territories and as far north as the Arctic Circle.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues writing books articles and short stories. He has had eight books on the Amazon bestseller lists at the time this was written, with as many as five on a bestseller list at one time. In June of 2015 Oliver’s novel A Tempest Soul landed the #1 bestseller spot in its category, garnishing Oliver his first number one bestseller.

Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

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Review: Tidal by Lisa Terry

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Title: Tidal

Author: Lisa Terry

Release Date: 24 March 2017

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Most of the south Carolinians who hate 17 year old Jessa Pierce do so in the open, but one of those haters, bent on revenge against Jessa and her boyfriend, pulls the strings from behind a curtain. Figuring out if this revenge has anything to do with her parents’ mysterious deaths is more than Jessa can comprehend. Believe it or not, she has bigger, more immediate problems.

Jessa and her step-brother have to find a way to keep their little sister happy since their new guardian doesn’t seem interested in the three of them. When the little sister’s need for stability leads Jessa to a new profession, she realizes happiness for herself is an impossibility and love is just as elusive.

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Chapter 1 (small part)

Whoosh. My whole body jolts, and I grind my teeth to hold back a stupid little-girl scream. Slowly dragging my eyes from the tiny airplane window, I look to my side expecting to see the face of the overly helpful (and really aggravating) flight attendant. Not even. Sitting in the seat, his leg almost touching mine is a boy, maybe closer to a man, and he puts his finger to his full lips.

Brown eyes dance with amusement until they lock on mine. I crack my mouth open before his desire attacks my nose.

“That’s not your seat.” My voice is raspy like I haven’t talked to anyone in a while. I haven’t.

He raises his black eyebrows, a scar cuts through the one on the right, and he swoops his brown waves off his forehead. “Well, I know we were supposed to switch seats at the beginning of the flight if we were going to, but how was I supposed to know my neighbor would be a snorer and an armrest hogger?”

“I reserved that seat,” I whisper. If JJ would’ve sent the company plane after me, this wouldn’t be necessary. Isn’t our island big enough for first-class seating planes now?

“You like your space, huh?” He smiles a smile that’s probably supposed to charm me right out of my pants.

It’s not about the space. I just like to inhale clean air, not an aggravating boy’s desires.  “You’re not supposed to sit there.”

“But you won’t rat me out.” He relaxes his arm on the armrest and nods. “Nice.”

After a glance around the other seats, it’s obvious he’s safe from anyone else caring too. Most people are passed out since it’s a late-night flight. My eyes lock on the seat in front of me, its blue and gold weave looking like someone puked blueberries and eggs.

What would he do if I yelled? Nope, I don’t have the nerve. But he doesn’t know that. Fighting a smile, I fling my mouth open.

His eyes double in size before he clamps his hand over my mouth. “Don’t.”

With my head jammed against the headrest, I have to stretch my eyeballs to the max to see him. And almost crack up at his face.  His oh-shit-what-have-I-done face. But I didn’t get a good breath before, and now I have to inhale through my nose: I want to stay here. I want to get to know this girl and find out why she isn’t happy.

I reach up and snatch his hand away. “I am happy.”

“Whoa…pretty defensive. Wait, I didn’t say you weren’t.”

Holy crap. Holy crap. Holy crap, I’m a moron. “Go away,” I whisper.

“Tell me how you knew that.”

When I don’t answer he sighs. “Okay, then tell me why you’re not happy.”

I could answer him. And then this nosy boy could laugh and move on. But I’m not brave enough to shout my angst to the world. Can there be anyone on this earth more pitiful than me?

“Perfectly happy.” My problems have very easy solutions according to Professor Renard. I could have sex with the nearest asshole—you’d love that wouldn’t you, Renard? Get a little bit of the sultry eye?

I have two months to figure “sexy” out or I’m out. Will Mother find somewhere else to stick me, or will she insist I stay home? Excuse me, Mother, while I gag constantly over your stupid, petty desires.

Suppressing a yawn, I try to ignore my seat thief and stare out the window again.

“I’m going to be out there one day,” comes his gruff voice from behind me. His pullover almost touches my cheek when he points out the window. “It’s where I belong.”

“Belong?” I’ve never felt like I belonged here either. How could I? But a freak like me, inhaling people’s desires instead of smells, doesn’t belong anywhere.

“Yup.” His lips pop on the P.

He’s got to be screwing with me. That or somehow he’s contracted my “ability.” I eye him, but there’s no hint of a smile on his face. I shut my mouth and chance a tiny breath: I can’t wait to get my degree and pilot’s license and then on to Astronaut Corps. I want to get to know this girl.

Oh, an astronaut. But what’s up with this getting to know me stuff? He just wants to get to know me? Weird. “Are you gay?”

My face heats up to an astronomical temperature. Why can’t I just be smart?

“No. Why?”

Why? Good question. Like, why couldn’t my freak ability be something helpful like super-intelligence so I wouldn’t ask stupid, embarrassing questions? Or what about something my modeling professors would love—owning my beauty. The cherry on top of my confidence sundae would be not breaking out in hives when a photographer mentions the word sexy. “Nothing.”

“Do I match too well or something?” He tugs at his navy blue pullover.

“No,” I say with a smile.

“Finally.”

Finally what? Did I do something? “What?”

He grins at me. “A smile. You looked almost normal for a second.”

That’s me, the exotic blonde beauty…normal would be nice. And Professor Renard thinks my looks are a good thing.

“You’re going to get an early wrinkle,” he says. He runs his finger down the center of my forehead to the top of my nose. I freaking let him. And I have no idea why.

Yes, I do! I need sexy…sultry. Experience to draw from so I’ll photograph better. Yeah, that’s gonna work—we’ll just bump uglies right on the plane.

But a kiss….

I swivel my eyes toward him to get a secret eyeful. His brown hair is wavy, almost curly. It’s the kind that looks soft and silky and very finger-runable. Kinda like a little boy’s. His eyes are brown. Just normal brown, but they’re soft and happy. Below them his face angles to a point, though his jaw line is squared.

Slowly I bring my eyes back to my ugly seat. I clench my teeth; my face heats up again.

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 ~ Review ~

I got the book for free in exchage for a review as part of promotions for KC Book Promotions Thus all thuoghts here are my own and are not anyway plagiarized from anyone!

Recently, I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews or promotions, and when I got the sign up link for this book I got intrigued! The cover and the summary piqued my interest and as normally this is not my usual literature, I still gave it a go. I was immediately caught in the book by Lisa’s writing. She truly has a great writing style, combing character development, bit of humor and suspense was just what I needed to fuel me to keep on reading!

Meet Jessa and exceptionally interesting character to base a book on. What makes her so good? That’s for you to find out!

~ About the Author ~

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Lisa Terry lives in the South riding the state lines of Florida and Alabama. She has enough animals to call it a small farm, so she’s either insane or caring. Or insanely caring. She’s a print news reporter, and editor, and an aspiring Hogwarts student. On any given day, you can find Lisa playing video day, you can find Lisa playing video games, sitting on the beach or organizing per pagents. She gave up on fitting in a long time ago and now is fine with being called a walking contradiction. Lisa writes Young Adult and New Adult: contemporary, thriller, mystery, horror and paranormal.

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Title: Moment(s)

Release Date: 10 Jan 2015

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They’re dying to be fans,

Scottish rocker Julian McLane lives as normally as possible. But fame can be lonely, which might be why he’d spent a year looking for a girl he caught making a wish behind the concert arena. his fans aren’t happy to share him now that he has found Emilie – too bad their violent dispeleasure only puches the couple together.

Emilie needs protection from rabid fans, so Julian convinces her to tour with him and his prank-loving bandmates so his security team can wath over her too. Julian thinks tehir coupledom is as right as a long song. But something’s very wrong about murder victims wearing the band’s concert bracelets. Someone seems intent on downsizing the fandom.

Julian holds a twisted mess of clues about the killer’s identity, with every day bringing a different theory, and he’s beginning to think finding the killer means losing Emilie forever.

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Book Blitz: Scrappy the Dog by Juanita and Ronald Destra

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Title: Scrappy the Dog

Author:  Juanita & Ronald Destra

Release Date:  15 Sept 2014

Publisher: Destra World Books Publishing LLC

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This children book tells the story of a sweet little pup, Scrappy who ventures out into the world as he is tired of the mistreatment and lack of care he had experienced in his home. The story details on his adventures and experiences in the outside world.

Like any dog, Scrappy is inquisitive and excited about the new experienced in his life. He explores new territory and tries to move as far away from his home of neglect as fast as possible. Though he feels scared and confused, Scrappy has no other option but to go forward. He meets new people, some are cruel to him and others love him like nobody has ever loved him.

The story of Scrappy shows us how life can change quickly and unexpectedly . It teaches children that life can be sad and happy at different point, but that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It also touches on issues like bullying and peer-pressure.

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Once upon a time there was a little dog who was abused and mistreated. Scrappy hardly ever ate and he never had enough water. There were many nights he would go to bed hungry and thirsty. Scrappy felt so unappreciated and so unloved.

Scrappy often found himself staring out the window of his home thinking in his mind what it would be like if he could be free. He would imagine to himself what he would do when he grew up.

~ About the Authors ~

About Juanita:

workJuanita Destra is a medical field worker, author and publisher. She is the co-founder and CEO of Miami-based Destra World Books Publishing, LLC

The company provides professional literary services to authors and business owners. Their company specializes in book, eBook, audio book publishing, marketing, editing, promotion, graphic design and much more.

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About Ronald:

ronRonald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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 About Destra World Publishing:

With a focus on multiple genres and formats, Destra World Books Publishing’s author-friendly business strategy allows writers to maintain all rights, worldwide distribution and 60% of net royalties from the company’s roster of distributors. Add to that prompt, friendly, hands on customer service, which truly makes Destra World Books Publishing one of the best independent publishing houses in the USA.

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Book Blitz: The Little Hero by Ronald Destra

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Author: Ronald Destra

Release Date: 23 September 2016

Publisher: Destra World Books Publishing

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When a little boy named Mays wakes up one night and discovers his house is on fire, he knows he has to do something. With the help of the police, firefighters, and his family, Mays will discover that even he has what it takes to be a hero.

An inspiring tale of one boy who learns just how important he really is.

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It was early in the morning, and everyone was asleep except for little Mays. He had gotten up and gone into the kitchen, and that’s when he saw the smoke.

The house didn’t have any smoke alarms. Mays’ father couldn’t afford them; he’d not worked since his accident.

Mays was only eight, but he’d been taught at home and in school to report to adults when anything was wrong.

“Daddy! Mommy! The kitchen is on fire! It’s burning!”

 ~ About the Author ~ 

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Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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Book Tour -The Money Tree by LaDonna Smith

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Author: LaDonna Smith

Release Date: November 27 2013

Publisher: Follow Your Dreams Publishing

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The Money Tree explains basic financial concepts and practices in plain and easy to understand language that children can comprehend and use in their day-to-day lives. The clear text and playful illustrations aim to simplify financial concepts like earning, saving, interest, the difference between needs and wants, and the joy of running one’s own business. To make the otherwise boring topic interesting, the concepts have been explained through small anecdotes accompanied with colorful illustrations to stimulate children and ignite a love of saving.

 

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 A truly great book for kids! I loved it, because it was easy to read and explain for the kids the value of money. 

My brother has recently starting getting the concept of money, so i when i gave him this book he was ecstatic. He wouldn’t stop talking and asking me to explain some more complicated staff about bying his toys. 

I would recommend this book to all parents! It will make your life easier to explain money to our kids. 

~ About the Author ~

DSC_0331_editLaDonna Smith is the author of the children’s picture book titled The Money Tree, which won the 2014 Financial Literacy Children’s Book of the Year award from the Institute for Financial Literacy.
She is a certified financial educator whose goal is to educate youth from all walks of life on how to find their path to financial empowerment. LaDonna draws inspiration for her book ideas from several typical parenting routines: watching her children play or argue, overhearing them sing or talk, and listening to all the amazing ideas, concerns, and requests that they come up with. The Money Tree is the first, but her children have inspired many more literary surprises already in the works! LaDonna and her husband reside in New York and have four wonderful children, all with intriguing and different personalities, like the characters she creates in her storybooks.

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Book Tour: The Legend of the Lost Rose by Daniel L Rappaport

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CoverTitle: The Legend of the Lost Rose

Author: Daniel L Rappaport

Release Date: Nov 19, 2013

Publisher: North Hamilton Press

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The Legend of the Lost Rose features exciting full touch screen animations, and links to fun merchandise items that make you a part of the story! This is an awesome fantasy novel for teens and tweens. “In a time and place apart from our own there is a dying planet governed by the rules of Magick. The mysterious rose perched atop the northernmost mountain is dying with the planet; if it dies, the whole world will fall into darkness.

A young flying frog called Spark spends his days creating beautiful paintings in his cozy underground home. After a while, he can no longer ignore the looming changes coming to his land.

With fewer flies to eat each day, Spark musters the courage to open his eyes and see the true nature of the destruction ravaging his beloved planet. Under the watchful eyes of the greedy, dragon-like Apovil creature, Spark decides to seek advice from Iris Buttergrow, the oldest and wisest faery in the land. After the faery Iris Buttergrow reveals the shocking truth behind the impending doom of his planet, Spark embarks on a journey to save the Lost Rose.

Spark crosses vast deserts full of holes and dried seabeds parched by the calamity are just examples of the destruction.

On the way he must find the only Magick in the world that can save the planet…the rare blue Pixie Dust. However, Spark’s journey isn’t just about traveling miles.

In fact, the key to the planet’s survival is not outside of Spark, but within him.

Will he find the hidden strength within himself before it’s too late?

If he fails, the entire Magickal world will fall into decay and be lost forever.

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 ~ About the Author ~

daniel_rappaportMr. Rappaport has over 25 years of digital media experience. He has worked on projects for such high profile studios as Pazzaria Productions, and FOX. He is the recipient of the Leica Photographie International Master Shot Gallery Acceptance, as well as worked on the film Wild, that went on to receive two Academy Award Nominations.

After spending many years in the entertainment industry,

Mr. Rappaport is well positioned to grow Pazzaria Productions into an international brand staple and a household name.

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Series: Prequel

Release Date: 5 Aug 2013

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Summary: 

Spark the Flying Frog – The Epic Prequel to Daniel L Rappaport’s The Legend of the Lost Rose

It features the dynamic birth of adorable, little flying Spark, introduces his parents Hexeba, former queen of the faeries, and Michigan, the bold frog.

They go into town to purchase a hand made crib from an underhanded wood carver.

Spark the Flying Frog introduces many of the characters featured in The Legend of the Lost Rose.

Enjoy the following, engaging excerpt from the town crier :

DING. DANG. DING. DANG. went his bell.

“THE APOVIL STRIKES AGAIN! ANOTHER 1,000 DEAD IN THE SOUTHERNMOST PART OF FERRICE! WHO’S TO BLAME? THE WIZARD COVEN? THE LOST ROSE? YOU? ME? NO ONE KNOWS! THE KING DOG NAMED PRINCE RECOMMENDS THAT EVERYBODY PROTECT THEMSELVES AS BEST THAT THEY CAN! BUY EXTRA FOOD AND WATER FOR STORAGE! REINFORCE YOUR HOUSE WITH WHATEVER MAGICK YOU CAN FIND! FARE WELL AND BLESSED BE!”

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Book Blitz: Archfiend Kinship by Kaiden Klein

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Title: Archfiend Kinship

Author: Kaiden Klein

Series: The Psychic and The Priest #2

Release Date: 14 June 2016

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Annie continues to unravel painful truths of her past while discovering she’s even more powerful than she could have ever imagined. Although, even with her newfound abilities, her intense love and insatiable desire for Asha is her weakness, yet he is also her strength.

Asha took a vow to serve God. But, since discovering Annie was more than a dream, a deeper destiny unveils itself, and he’s forced to re-evaluate his choices. Making the right decision won’t come easy.

However, hidden truths and new found strengths, have brought this unlikely pair together, and together Annie and Asha are a powerful duo. But will their magic be enough to take on an evil seeking vengeance and a mother who wants the power to control all that exist? Both threats willing to do anything to get what they want, even if it means making a deal with the devil himself.

Annie is forced to choose, risking her life to save Asha, or risking his life to protect all those who now depend on her.

Join Annie and Asha in part two of this action-packed paranormal adventure filled with steamy scenes and supernatural twists at every turn.

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“Oh my god. Asha!”

Annie peeked through a window of the old run down building. Asha was in the center of a magic pentagram, tied up to a pole. Lucinda stood in front of it with her hands in the air, reciting some type of chant.

There were four large canine shifters stationed at each corner. Up until now, she hadn’t considered a plan but she was sure emotions were the key to unleashing her power. It was how she’d gotten away from Zury.

Asha’s eyes were barely open and sweat ran down his face as his head shifted in one direction and then the other. She was sure Lucinda’s chant had everything to do with his current state.

Sensing someone was coming up behind her, she quickly turned around, pushing her hands forward, Bison fell to the ground.

“Bison, I’m so sorry.” Annie reached down to help him up. “I’ve only somewhat figured out how my powers work.”

“Wow.” Bison rose to his feet, shaking off the shock of being knocked to the ground without warning.

“I told you not to come.”

“You did. So, what’s the plan?”

“I’m not sure but I’m going in.”

“If you’re going, so am I.” Bison followed closely behind Annie who refused to allow him to lead the way.

They walked around to the side.

“No!” Asha hollered out in pain.

Once again, Annie’s powers were triggered by emotion. This time, it was Asha’s pain. Their surroundings began to shake as the door flung open.

Lucinda quickly turned, giving off a wicked smirk.

The canine shifters swiftly leaped, approaching the open door where Annie and Bison stood. Bison jumped in front of Annie with his bow in hand.

“I knew you’d come.” Lucinda stood in front of Asha, addressing Annie.

“Let him go.”

“I’ll trade his life for yours.”

“He’s your son, Lucinda.”

“Yes and he’s the love of your life. I’m doing what you can’t do. You’re so blinded by emotions; you’re willing to sacrifice the lives of your people to save the man you love. I’m doing this for the greater good. We need Damarcus here and whether or not my people know it, they need me also. Besides, I knew you’d come to his rescue.”

Had Asha saved her life only so his could be taken and by his own mother? No…this couldn’t be the way things were supposed to end. They were to take on this challenge together.

Was Lucinda right? Perhaps her feelings for Asha was blinding her judgment. Still, in his weakened state, he would not stand a chance against her evil doings. However, she just might.

“I’ll give you my life for his.”

Asha moaned, expressing his disapproval of what Annie was willing to do. He was barely able to get out no in between his groans.

“You’re all I’ve ever wanted. Come.” She extended her hand.

“No, Annie.” Bison tried to stop her as she walked in front of him.

She stopped on the outside of the pentagram. “I’m here. Now release, Asha.”

Waving her hand, Lucinda released Asha, tossing him outside the pentagram. Bison rushed over to help him up.

“Annie, I’m not leaving without you,” mumbled Asha.

“Tell him to leave or I’ll kill him.”

“Please, Bison, just take Asha and leave.”

The pentagram had debilitated him, but Asha was now coming around.

“No, Bison. Leave me, not Annie.” Asha struggled to get the words out as he put up some resistance, making it nearly impossible for Bison to move him.

As Asha became more coherent, Bison gave up the struggle. Asha managed to stand up, turning to face Lucinda.

“Lucinda, let Annie go.”

Infuriated by his attempts to stop her, with a simple glance, she motioned the canines to attack.

“Here.” Bison tossed Asha the blade given to him by Annie.

All four shifters attacked at once. Two on Asha and two on Bison. Asha aimed the knife at one, putting him down. Bison’s bow struck one in the heart before it could attack him. Another shifter knocked him to the ground, biting into his flesh.

“Enough.” The sound of Annie’s voice roared through the air. It caused a loud, brutal, ringing noise that sent the other two canines running.

Asha turned to Annie, stunned at the affect she’d had on them.

“You can’t stop me,” screeched Lucinda as she seized Annie and they elevated into the air. The windows started to rattle as the room vibrated with great force, making the roof partially collapse, narrowing missing them all.

Annie looked up. “Vadik!”

“Let her go, Lucinda.”

“I won’t.”

Vadik descended from the air, stopping at eye level with Lucinda.

An injured Bison and Asha stood off to the side, looking at the three of them levitating in the air.

“Annie, I need you to focus your energy on breaking free. You can do it. You’ve accessed it before, and I need you to do so now,” said Asha firmly.

Annie wasn’t able to, no matter how hard she tried.

Vadik turned to Asha, raising his hands palm up. Asha fell to the ground. His skin tightened, like a blood pressure cuff, causing his veins to bulge from the inflicted pain.

“No. Stop!” Annie yelled, her anger, enabling her to free herself from Lucinda’s grip. Falling to the floor, she quickly ran over to Asha as Vadik seized Lucinda. The two went through the open roof, leaving Bison, Asha, and Annie behind in the abandoned building.

 

 ~ About the Author ~

Kaiden Klein enjoys writing and keeping her fans updated as characters develop, even behind the scenes. She loves creating complex characters whose lives are filled with drama, and a great deal of time is put into developing her characters, including the ones who seem to go in their own direction.

Kaiden also writes compelling mystery, suspense, crime, and contemporary romance stories under the pen name Eva Winters. Although her works are fiction, some of her stories may be based on actual events. Her stories will go beyond entertaining you; they’ll leave you wanting more.

You can find out more about the author @

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~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

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Title: Kindred Souls

Series: The Psychic and the Priest #1

Release Date: 24 May 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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Summary: 

Raised in a church orphanage, Annie never knew her parents or where she was from, nor did she know who or what she was – only that Father Francis would always tell her she was special…never did she dream he meant it literally.

Annie can read minds, connect with the dead, and even see the future, but the only clues to her own past are vivid sensual dreams about a mysterious and alluring man. When this familiar stranger (The Priest) suddenly appears in her downtown shop, Annie not only discovers their inexplicable connection is extremely powerful, but he also becomes the key to unlocking her complicated past and uncertain future.

Will Annie and Asha be able to fulfill their fated destiny, or will the challenges ahead be too much to bear, leading to their ultimate demise? There’s no doubt, the choices made will be life-changing.

 

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Title: Arms of Danger

Release Date: 16 February 2016

Publisher: InPrint Publishing

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Summary: 

A Thrilling Story of Life After Death

12,000 word Short Story Standalone
More Books to Come under Destined Guardians

After having been granted a second chance following her untimely demise in her former life, Helena has dedicated herself to protecting humans. Haunted by revelations from her past life, Helena is torn between the life she’s dedicated herself to and to those she left behind. Her dedication to humankind has afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the evil that exists in the world, but nothing could prepare her for the newest threat.

Betrayed by Barak, the leading commander of their municipal’s army, Helena must defend the community against the new bloods, treacherous vampires, bent on overthrowing the king and taking control of the monarch. But doing so will not come without risk, especially since she’s sleeping with the enemy who knows her deepest secrets.

A future of violence and enslavement gets closer and closer to becoming a reality in the presently peaceful town.

With the threat growing, Helena finds herself facing a different challenge. The promise of love enters her life, but in order to fully embrace it, she must save the people of Wyden first.

Will Helena be able to save the ones she’s dedicated her life to protecting or will greed win by using her secrets against her?

This is a story of greed, lies, lust, and betrayal.

A standalone paranormal romance story about guardians and vampires.

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Release Day Blitz: Kindred Souls by Kaiden Klein (The Psychic and The Priest #1)

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Title: Kindred Souls

Author: Kaiden Klein

Release Date: 24 May 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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Summary: 

Raised in a church orphanage, Annie never knew her parents or where she was from, nor did she know who or what she was – only that Father Francis would always tell her she was special…never did she dream he meant it literally.

Annie can read minds, connect with the dead, and even see the future, but the only clues to her own past are vivid sensual dreams about a mysterious and alluring man. When this familiar stranger (The Priest) suddenly appears in her downtown shop, Annie not only discovers their inexplicable connection is extremely powerful, but he also becomes the key to unlocking her complicated past and uncertain future.

Will Annie and Asha be able to fulfill their fated destiny, or will the challenges ahead be too much to bear, leading to their ultimate demise? There’s no doubt, the choices made will be life-changing.

~ Except ~

It was Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Annie stood in the doorway of her tiny shop located in the French Quarter on Bourbon Street. With the bounty of festivities and tourists in town, this time of the year was plenty busy for her. It even surprised her she’d had a free moment. She watched at a distance as the masked crowd roamed the streets until the late hours drinking, partying, dancing, and ranting loudly. She had to admit, she was rather jealous. She’d never be able to partake in such activities, not without the impeding rush of thoughts from others overpowering her. Even though, she’d been taught control, she didn’t want to go past her limits.

Still, this was her city. She’d been born and raised here but had never really experienced all of what her town had to offer. The best thing about New Orleans was its diverse culture and signature dishes. Just like gumbo, the people were a big mixture of savory delights. It’s no wonder tourists favored the city so much.

Having free time meant wandering thoughts. She found it interesting how people wanted to resemble such evil beings as long as it was make-believe. They dressed as vampires, witches, demons, and other demonic creatures, walking the streets in denial. How would they respond to seeing an actual demon? Or knowing spirits roamed among them? The demons she’d encountered were only in her dreams, but they walked the earth as well; not in naked form, but disguised as humans.

Not all spirits were bad. As a child she’d sit in the graveyard, talking to some of the lost souls who had passed on. As her gifts developed, she was warned by the father to stay away from the cemetery, so she did. Things started to change with age. Annie seemed to be stalked by evil spirits, trying to enter from the other side which was why she no longer communicated with those who had passed on. Business had slowed down because of it, but she didn’t care. Engaging with the dead was dangerous.

She could see Mrs. Rosemary exiting her restaurant, Mama’s Cajun Cuisine, with a bag in hand. Her food was incredible. She’d never turn down a meal from her kitchen.

“Hi, Mrs. Rosemary.” She held the door open for her as she entered, laden with goodies, and placed a kiss on her cheek.

“Hey, baby. I brought you something.”

Mrs. Rosemary was such a kind soul. She’d come for a reading when her husband died some time ago. Not a mischievous thought existed within her, only the desire to help others. She had her own gift and didn’t even know it. It was the gift of motherly love. All the neighboring business owners respected and looked up to her. She was like a mother figure to Annie.

“Oh, Mrs. Rosemary, you’re spoiling me.”

“Child, please. You can stand to put some meat on those bones.”

Annie laughed at her charming and direct humor. Mrs. Rosemary always said what was on her mind, no sugar coating.

“You know I’m serious, don’t you? You’re such a pretty girl. I can’t figure out for the life of me why you walk around with that veil on your head. You’ll never get a man like that. What you need to do is let your hair down.”

“You know what, Mrs. Rosemary, you’re right.”

She’d already begun to dive into the goodies with delicious, spicy aromas Mrs. Rosemary had delivered.

“Honey, that’s the only way you gon get a man because right now, you look like a grieving widow. I’m just saying.”

Amused by her comments, Annie chuckled, wiping the corners of her mouth with a napkin. She had a point. Wearing the veil all the time probably wasn’t appealing to the opposite sex.

“This is so, so good. Thank you.”

“Oh, sweetie, you know I have to feed you. Come by if you want some more. I have plenty.”

The chimes on the door sounded. They turned to see who was entering and both seemed to be taken aback by the stranger who’d just walked in.

“Are you open for business?” he asked softly in a deep, sensual tone.

Right away, Mrs. Rosemary interjected. “Yeah, she’s open. Come on in.”

She leaned over and whispered in Annie’s ear, “Ooh-wee, he’s nice.”

“Mrs. Rosemary!”

“Now, child, don’t mind me. I’m just having fun. Here, let me take this while you tend to your customer.” She briskly cleared the area, allowing Annie to provide service to the man who’d just come in.

Annie got up and wiped off the table.

“I’m sorry about that. You can have a seat here, and I’ll be with you in a moment.”

Annie walked to the back where she met up with Mrs. Rosemary, who was busy putting away the food she’d carried over. Knowing she wouldn’t hesitate to speak her mind, Annie hurriedly turned on the water, hoping the sound would mask their conversation, as she began to wash her hands.

“Okay let me take a look at you. Here, wipe your mouth.” After dabbing the corners of her mouth, Mrs. Rosemary placed her hands on Annie’s shoulders as she thoroughly inspected her from head to toe.

Annie pulled her veil covering back over her head.

“Now you know you don’t need to be wearing no veil. Honey, that man don’t look like he lost nobody. He look like he’s looking for something. Now, I’m about to go. You okay?”

“I’m fine, thanks again for the food.”

“You’re welcome, baby.”

The two hugged and Mrs. Rosemary left.

 

 ~ About the Author ~

Kaiden Klein enjoys writing and keeping her fans updated as characters develop, even behind the scenes. She loves creating complex characters whose lives are filled with drama, and a great deal of time is put into developing her characters, including the ones who seem to go in their own direction.

Kaiden also writes compelling mystery, suspense, crime, and contemporary romance stories under the pen name Eva Winters. Although her works are fiction, some of her stories may be based on actual events. Her stories will go beyond entertaining you; they’ll leave you wanting more.

You can find out more about the author @

Website | Amazon | Goodreads

~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

30074893

Title: Arms of Danger

Release Date: 16 February 2016

Publisher: InPrint Publishing

Goodreads | Amazon 

Summary: 

A Thrilling Story of Life After Death

12,000 word Short Story Standalone
More Books to Come under Destined Guardians

After having been granted a second chance following her untimely demise in her former life, Helena has dedicated herself to protecting humans. Haunted by revelations from her past life, Helena is torn between the life she’s dedicated herself to and to those she left behind. Her dedication to humankind has afforded her the opportunity to learn a great deal about the evil that exists in the world, but nothing could prepare her for the newest threat.

Betrayed by Barak, the leading commander of their municipal’s army, Helena must defend the community against the new bloods, treacherous vampires, bent on overthrowing the king and taking control of the monarch. But doing so will not come without risk, especially since she’s sleeping with the enemy who knows her deepest secrets.

A future of violence and enslavement gets closer and closer to becoming a reality in the presently peaceful town.

With the threat growing, Helena finds herself facing a different challenge. The promise of love enters her life, but in order to fully embrace it, she must save the people of Wyden first.

Will Helena be able to save the ones she’s dedicated her life to protecting or will greed win by using her secrets against her?

This is a story of greed, lies, lust, and betrayal.

A standalone paranormal romance story about guardians and vampires.

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Release Day Blitz: Fashion Forward by LightBurst Media

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60scoverTitle: Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book For Adults

Author/Publisher: LightBurst Media

Release Date: 26 February 2016

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Summary:

Fashion Forward: a 1960s Fashion Coloring Book for Adults features 27 original fashion illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Relive the fashions of 1960s including hair, accessories and outfits. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!

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~ About the Author ~

LightBurst Media is a publisher of unique adult coloring books. We use only original, hand-drawn art in our coloring books. Our first book, Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure, was published in December 2015. It is receiving a lot of good attention and is also a good adult coloring book for men as well as women. We have several other adult coloring books coming out in 2016. For more information about our new releases, promotions and giveaways visit us at our website at:

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Release Date: 12 December 2015

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Summary:

Space Dreams: Sci-Fi Adult Coloring Book Adventure features 38 original sci-fi illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Images are printed single sided so that you can easily cut them out. Immerse yourself in a land where robots, portals, aliens, and beautiful space villages exist. Pick a page that jumps out to you and let the fun begin!
-38 Original hand-drawn pages, no computer generated images
-Images printed single sided
-Perfect coloring book for men and women!
-Bonus offer to get two free images from Space Dreams, inside the book

 

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