Friday, August 30, 2013

Embracind Death by D.T. Dyllin Cover Reveal!


Title: Embracing Death

Author: D.T. Dyllin

Series: The Death Trilogy #2

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

Expected publication: November 2013 by Dragonfairy Press

Blurb:

All of Samantha Bevan’s memories have been returned to her. But instead of bringing her peace, they’ve only brought her more turmoil. She now recalls the dark addiction to feeling other people’s deaths and every day is a struggle to control her urges. At least she has Austin to help her… or does she?

Samantha will discover that even with her memories, she doesn’t know the truth of her past, and those secrets may prove detrimental to her and everyone she loves. Will she be able to unravel the mystery of who’s been pulling her strings before it’s too late? Or will Austin be the one to suffer from her mistakes?


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18168194-embracing-death?ac=1


About the Author

Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.


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Title: Embracing Death


Author: D.T. Dyllin


Series: The Death Trilogy #2


Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance


Expected publication: November 2013 by Dragonfairy Press





Blurb:





All of Samantha Bevan’s memories have been returned to her. But instead of bringing her peace, they’ve only brought her more turmoil. She now recalls the dark addiction to feeling other people’s deaths and every day is a struggle to control her urges. At least she has Austin to help her… or does she?

Samantha will discover that even with her memories, she doesn’t know the truth of her past, and those secrets may prove detrimental to her and everyone she loves. Will she be able to unravel the mystery of who’s been pulling her strings before it’s too late? Or will Austin be the one to suffer from her mistakes?





http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18168194-embracing-death?ac=1






About the Author


  

Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.






The Guardians Crown by Wendy Owens : Cover Reveal

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Today is the cover and blurb reveal for The Guardians Crown (The Guardians #5) by Wendy Owens!
The Guardians Crown is set to release on September 27, 2013. If you have not yet picked up The Guardians Series, start with the first book Sacred Bloodlines.
guardians crown cover
Book Blurb:
Gabe is finally forced to answer the ultimate question, will he give his life to save the world? What about just to save the one he loves the most? The Guardians struggle to find another way--ideas that don't involve Gabe's death--to defeat Baal.

Time is running out. What will Gabe choose? What price will he pay for that choice?
About Wendy Owens

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Wendy Owens is a 34 year old author, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. For several years she created and sold her own artwork. In 2011 she gave her true love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time, as though it had been fighting to get out. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, will be concluded with the fifth and final book in 2013.



When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups, lovingly nicknamed stinks and chubbs. She also loves to cook and is a film fanatic.

For more info on Wendy's young adult fiction visit http://wendy-owens.com/
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

D.T. Dyllin's Birthday Blast!

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Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy

New Adult Paranormal Romance


299 pages


by D.T. Dyllin


For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
241 pages
P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late.

In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save.

After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?



Book one of the Death Trilogy


Erotic Paranormal Romance


307 pages

by D.T. Dyllin

Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real.

There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died.

Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death





About the Author

Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.




Friday, August 23, 2013

Piercing the Fold by Venessa Kimbell - Cover Reveal!

For the average human being, seeing dark auras, hearing ghostly whispers, and witnessing a contortion in the face of a passerby could easily be chalked up to hallucinations, daydreams, nightmares; mere illusions in reality. If we look hard enough, we will find explanations for such paranormal events. However, in this world, there are humans that are not so average. These humans are part of a bigger plan. 

Jesca GershonSera is entering her sophomore year of college in Marietta Georgia, her hometown. She holds down a parttime job with her best friend, her family is close by, and school is going well. Everything should be perfect. Except, recently Jesca has been experiencing strange things; hallucinations, nightmares, daydreams that she hasn’t experienced in years. Jesca attempts to brush them off as stress from her new semester at school, but the illusions plaguing her reality intensify. Jesca “illusions in reality” begin manifesting within her as supernatural strength and abilities. Could she be losing her mind? 

Ezra Kahn, a mysterious professor of Jesca’s, happens to be everywhere she is recently; since the illusions intensified. Along with the slight fear that Ezra is stalking her, Jesca fears that he may be the culprit of these illusions. One night, in the heat of one of Jesca’s grand illusions, Ezra approaches her with an unexpected revelation up his sleeve. He reveals that she is not losing her mind, but rather all of the “illusions” in her skewed reality are very real and cause for inconceivable, catastrophic events to come. Ezra explains to her that, by birth, she is part of a fellowship of guardians that have inherited the responsibility to protect our earth and the human race. 

In Piercing the Fold: Book 1, “illusions in reality” are as real as you and I through the eyes of college student, Jesca Gershon Sera, and a fellowship of guardians predestined to protect humanity. 

*The Piercing the Fold series is intended for Mature Young Adult and Adult readers due to the the paranormal and unorthodox scientific concepts addressed throughout. This series contains a rich mixture of the paranormal, science fiction, romance, adventure, and suspense.


In 2010, Venessa Kimball was struck by an idea, a story, that needed telling. Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a mature young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013.

In August of 2013, Venessa joined the publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series will be re-published with them beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1 on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 will be re-published on September 24. 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 will be released for the first time on October 18, 2013. The final book in the series, Book 4 (Title TBD) will release in 2014.

As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder. Two of her future projects are contemporary fiction and will reflect her diversity as a writer in other genres. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, participating in charitable 5k and 10k races(crazy...but she loves to run), catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.

www.VenessaKimball.net

http://www.facebook.com/venessakimballauthor

http://www.twitter.com/venessakimball7

Friday, August 2, 2013

Mass Giveaway!

I'm looking to do a Labor of Love giveaway, in honor of Labor Day!

It will be a rafflecopter giveaway. Anyone interested in donating please leave a comment, email me at cavanaugh.kc@gmail.com or drop me a line on my facebook!

Everyone will be responsible for distributing what they are donating to the winner.

<3

K.C.

The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles

Synopsis:



The Gathering : Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles is the first in a new Paranormal, Fantasy, Adventure Series.


The final world war has happened and everything we knew is now gone.  No more countries.  No more government, only survivors who have created a new world made up of small colonies.  It is thirteen years later and the village of Lia Fail sits peacefully above the Hollywood Reservoir in the Santa Monica Mountains.  The settlement is making ready for the fall Gathering, a time when every six months the other colonies from various parts of what was once Southern California visit for ten days of fun and reminiscence.  The Gathering begins as any other, new loves, dancing and general merry making, but that soon changes.  

The people of Lia Fail begin to see magic around them, several are attacked by unseen forces and friends begin to distrust friends.  When they receive news of a horrific massacre, they must face a nightmare as a dark evil descends on the tranquil village.  Alia Stark, the queen of Lia Fail, must face this darkness along side her oldest and dearest friends, as well as an incredible new ally, as the fate of her people and the lives of her children rest in her hands.  Will her new magic be strong enough to save those she loves the most?  Will she have the courage to do what must be done?  This is the beginning of a journey that will change all of their lives forever.








Bio:

S. L. Dearing was raised in California and grew up in Arizona.  Shannon attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying biology, then moved to Los Angeles where she spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College’s renowned Television/ Film program. She has worked on several film projects in many capacities, like First A.D. and Producer.  She is a book reviewer for the Big Blend Magazine and has her own blog where she posts about life and books.  Shannon has been writing since grade school, but over the years she has written several screenplays, poems and short stories.  She has stories in three anthologies: Apocalypse: An Anthology by Readers & Authors and Paranormal Anthology with a TWIST, and Scarlet Sins through Phoenix Fire Publishing.  The Gathering is her first novel.  She is also currently writing for a Web series, that will hopefully begin airing later this year and is working on a sequel to The Gathering and a project with Rene Folsom.  Shannon currently lives in the No Ho Arts District of the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.



Links:
Twitter: @sldearing (https://twitter.com/SLDearing)
                                     Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/o1514822952

Thursday, July 25, 2013

MIA, New Book, Giveaways, New Projects, New Blog!

Hey all!

Sorry I've been gone. Real life kinda got in the way. But in the few moments I got to myself during all my RL crises, I was able to finish Eternal Beginnings!



The Eternals are moving in! Meet the characters in a short prequel, Eternal Beginnings! You'll get to meet Tobias and Sebastian Helms, and those of you who read my debut novel, The Devil Knows, you'll get re-introduced to Maya Helms! :)

I realized this morning that I have 37 more stories floating around in my head! :o Six of them are things you've already been teased about - The Eternals trilogy (formerly my Eternal trilogy) and my End of Days trilogy!

For fans of The Devil Knows, there is going to be a spin off with a three or four book series about Olivia. It's about witches. Plus Anya will get a short story, which is sort of a continuation of TDK.

Some other projects are merely a thought or a few ideas scribbled down (if that), while others have chapters or whole outlines! It's all very exciting, and daunting! LOL.

For my two current releases, there is a giveaway going on!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And yes, I have a new blog. It's called Book Bytes and is on Wordpress. It's for reviews and cover reveals. I am however, thinking of moving permanently there for everything.

Through Eternal Connections, my book services project, I have had the pleasure of redesigning Morgan Kelley's book covers for her FBI Thriller series! It's been very exciting.

I am hoping for Eternal Wickedness, the first of The Eternals, to be released by the end of September.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Dragonfairy Press Sale and Giveaway!











 





For a limited time, all Dragonfairy Press Kindle ebooks have been reduced in price. All stand-alones and first-in-series titles are $0.99, and all later-in-series titles are $1.99.



Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweet Oblivion & Sweet Escape ~ Double Cover Reveal by Bailey Ardisone





















-About the Author-













Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration between two sisters who were born and



raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. They combined their creative forces to write the



first book in their series, called Sweet Oblivion. Though the name Bailey Ardisone



applies to both of them, for the sake of answering questions they will each take on



one of the names to make things easier.

























The



older sister of the two in Bailey Ardisone, has always loved getting lost in books,



movies, music, and art. Fantasy is her favorite genre. She gets her love of words



from their grandmother who together used to write poems, short stories and even



greeting cards. Her biggest goal would be to travel and explore the world. She loves



going to the beach, enjoys football sundays, and spending time with friends and



family.



























The



younger sister of the two in Bailey Ardisone, has always held a strong love for



anything art related. Whether it be drawing, music, or constantly day-dreaming,



her mind never stops imagining wonderful stories and possibilities. She finally got



to put some of those ideas to use with her new found love of writing novels. Some



other things she is forever obsessed with are Japanese Anime and Manga, animals,



traveling, her home city of Chicago and anything in miniature form. One thing she



can never get enough of is sleeping/taking naps and sour skittles.
























-About Sweet



Oblivion
-













Sweet



Oblivion received a MAKEOVER! We truly hope you enjoy the new cover art!








































When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And



some secrets...are best kept in Oblivion.

...Until there is hope.










Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn



has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside



down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t



seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.





Nari hates everything about her life, except for her



best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year



of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange,



unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari



struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.





~




Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation



to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is



introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her



people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the



vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it



secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the



King ever seen during her time.










She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let



her people down.










-Excerpt-

















~Nari~













I suddenly



felt anxious, excited even, at the prospect of



laying eyes on Mycah again. On being enveloped in his woodsy scent. The way my



soul felt complete and whole again only his presence alone could accomplish.



...Were we really just friends?






And then



there he was.






As I took the



last stair, his eyes found mine from the



"Greeting Room" he quietly sat in, drinking from an antique teacup.






He watched



me carefully as he slowly put the cup to his



alluring lips and took a sip. My heart danced wildly in my chest with every



step I took, drawing closer and closer.






I waved at



him, not able to speak just yet.






“Morning,



beautiful,” he whispered. His English accent made



the words sound musical. Or maybe it was his silky voice that did it. Or it



could have been the combination of the two, I really didn’t know. Either way,



my stomach did a flip.






And then I



thought, it must have been the way he was looking



at me, not even trying to hide the desire that flooded his aqua eyes as soon as



they locked onto mine.






The sun



played with his eyes, bringing out the unique colors



and making them more vivid. Even though he was lit up by the streaming sun that



shone brightly through the large bay window, he never looked more



dangerous.






And he never



looked more sexy.






Well, that



could be debatable.






I mean, if you



wanted to count the time he was dripping wet



and practically naked, well then, one really couldn’t say.






But this



moment was definitely a top contender for first



place.













He stood up,



keeping perfect posture and foreign demeanor



exquisitely intact, and came over to me.






“You alright?”



he asked, lips pulling up in a side smile. I



nodded, half hating the spell he always put me under, half totally loving it.































He reached



out and slowly slid his hand into mine,



intertwining our fingers together and pulling me toward the front door. He



chuckled and slightly shook his head at the ground.























Published:



December 30, 2012






The Sweet



Series, Book One
























Fan art



provided by Megan Elliott





























Grab your copy everywhere ebooks are sold!



Also available in paperback through Amazon.





Amazon | Barnes



& Noble
 | iTunes















And



now....for the second book in the Sweet Series, we present: Sweet Escape!













-About Sweet Escape-



























Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn.



Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down



around her - yet again. She has no idea who she is. She has no idea where she came



from.






She once thought her biggest problems were ones



brought on by the mysterious man she had refused to fall in love with...Mycah. But



she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter



next.






This time, it isn't because of who Mycah is.






This



time
, it's because of who she is.






~






Naminé



risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to



their Kingdom. As the war rages on, Naminé gets thrown right into the lion's den -



the false King's chambers. Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of



the only hope she worked so hard to bring home?













...Can any of



them Escape?










-Excerpt-



























~Nari~













I laid mesmerized from the position on my back, staring up at the



cloudless sky. It was as blue as a Robin’s egg. If not more blue. The sun shown



extremely bright, but the rays did not scorch my skin. The air was comfortable. Very



comfortable. It was the perfect temperature. Warm, without being too warm, and no



humidity.






I did not move.






I was afraid to move in case this was all just a dream and any slight stir



would make it vanish, throwing me back into tormented reality. It must be a dream,



right? Clearly, I had busted my head against the tree trunk and knocked myself



out...And I was only imagining this while Zaylie, I was sure, was worried and trying



to wake me up.






Right?






I could feel the grass beneath me. Soft, lush, exquisite. As if I laid against



the perfect bed made just for me. I was Goldilocks and it was just right.






A colorful bird soared above me. But as it descended closer, obscuring



my view of the sky, I realized it was not actually a bird at all. It was the strangest



butterfly I had ever seen. Its wings were a rainbow of colors - and it was huge. Birdlike huge.






But I didn’t feel frightened or grossed out like I usually did by insects. This



was different. It felt different here. The butterfly flapped its wings so gently and



effortlessly. I numbly reached up while it landed weightlessly on my fingers.











The moment it touched me and started cleaning its antennae, even though



I could barely feel it on me, I got the striking feeling that this was real. Very real. I



quickly sat up, causing the vivid butterfly to take flight again and gazed around the



beauteous expanse encircling me.
















Coming July 25th, 2013!













In celebration of the new cover and the up-coming release of Sweet



Escape, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: Sweet Oblivion is now on SALE! Get started



on The Sweet Series by reading the first book, Sweet Oblivion, now only 99¢!





































Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eternal ~ Contest

Okay.

I need a little help with my Eternal series.

Comment on what you think Sebastian should be the god of. I will choose which one I like best, as well as which will fit the books and short stories the best. The winner will receive a FREE ebook of Eternal Beginnings when it's done (only three chapters left to write and some editing)!

Background on Sebastian:

Sebastian is the son of Katricne, the goddess of time (who is responsible for time of death - she predetermines when someone is destined to die - but not how or why) and Tobias, the King of Vampires. He has a twin sister Maya, who is the goddess of the unholy.

He has high morals and has never killed an innocent in all his 2000+ years. Sebastian has the role of he enforcer on The Council, which is responsible for keeping demons in line so that they remain in the shadows to be nothing more than a myth to humanity.

Sebastian is the focus of the third book, Eternal Chance, so I've provided the cover so you can have a visual!

"The Devil Knows" Officially Available on Amazon!

As some of you may know, the fabulous Black Cauldron Publishing is the publisher behind my debut novel, The Devil Knows. I'm proud to say I've gotten some great reviews so far, and it is currently available in both paperback and for the Kindle!

I'm hard at work finishing up a short prequel, Eternal Beginnings, for my Eternal series, as well as the first book, Eternal Wickedness! YAYS! I'm finishing my pre-edit of the prequel before I dive in and make the additions which are necessary. Then it's off to be beta read and then re-edited!

But for now... I will leave you with the NEW cover for The Devil Knows and the purchase links! (The old publisher has yet to take down their version on the paperback from Amazon, despite my requests to them and CreateSpace - who indicate that they cannot take it down without the publisher's consent... - so please if you purchase the paperback, make sure it has the cover shown below!)






Synopsis:
The Devil Knows is a New Adult paranormal dramance!

College student, Megan, is devastated when she discovers that her best friend, Anya, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Stricken with grief, and unable to find conventional answers on how to help her friend, Megan turns to something so out there it couldn't possibly work or could it?

Despite knowing the risks, Megan knows that she may be the only one that stands between Anya living and meeting her maker. That alone gives her the courage to gamble it all against the odds.

In comes the devil, and an unlikely alliance forged in something so dangerous it may cost her the ultimate price.

Her soul.

About the Author


K.C. Cavanaugh was raised a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  From a young age she had the penchant for creating stories whenever she had the opportunity. 

K.C. still lives in Pennsylvania where she spends her free time with her family – including her boyfriend, children, and dog.

The Devil Knows may be her debut novel, but it will be far from her last! She is currently working her End of Days apocalyptic fantasy trilogy, her Eternal paranormal series, and wrapping up a novella entitled Unforseeable Past

To get the latest news on K.C. Cavanaugh you can follow The Cavanaugh Connection (her blog) at www.cavanaughkc.blogspot.com or like her fan page at www.facebook.com/cavanaugh.kc. You can also follow her on Twitter @cavanaugh_kc.