Cover Reveal: Battler by C.L. Masonite

Release Date: July 20, 2016

Cover Design: Kari Ayasha 

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For years I have been cast away—afar, out of reach, out of sight, out of mind. But now I’m back. I’ve been brought back into the fold, and I don’t know why. But I’ll find out, no matter the cost.

I’ll also break free from the shark infested waters littered with those that seek to restrain me, to keep me in line—my ex, my father, my mother, my sister.

And as for the Wolfe twin brothers, I’ll take them on. And I’ll take them out too.

Drasko Wolfe thinks that he’ll make me his—but I am all mine. If he thinks I am going to be just another conquest, and do things at his behest then he may do so at his own coroner’s inquest.

I am not just fighting for my survival, I am fighting for my little brother’s protection, and that makes me doubly motivated and doubly dangerous.

I—Riletta Kasonite will best them all and come out on top. I will bow those who seek to hurt me to my will until they renounce their lies—until they come clean and their secrets are exposed. Until I get what I want.

WARNING: Contains countless confrontations, not to mention mature, young adult/adult situations.

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Something was wrong. I jerked awake. I looked up at the sky and noted it was the early hours of the morning. I tossed the covers aside and got up to press my head next to the door. I could just make out faint tortured whimpers. A foreboding deep sense of eeriness crept over me. That couldn’t be from Drasko, could it? I pushed the door open, wincing at the creak and quietly walked through the hall, the noises getting louder with each step.
I bit down hard on my lip, the pain grounding me as it shook away the last tendrils of sleep to ensure that my eyes and ears were not deceiving me. Drasko was half-awake and half-asleep, the sheet was barely wrapped around his body as his hips and arms roiled and flayed away from an unknown hell. His body was glistening with sweat and the sounds coming from his mouth were unbearable, like a wounded animal.
I placed a calming hand to his chest. Like the effect of a gunshot entering him his body rippled and fell back. His cries stopped and everything was deathly silent. I even held my breath, was he awake or sleeping?
His eyes shot wide open, his ice blue pupils enlarged. His hands reached out and grabbed my waist pulling me on top of him then in a blurrily fast jujitsu like movement, he moved his hips and switched my superior position to being underneath him. His two arms came up next to my shoulders, caging me in.
My hand was still pressed to his chest despite the rearrangement. I could feel his heart beating abnormally fast. No words were spoken as we looked into each other’s eyes, waiting for him to catch his breath and for his pulse to return to normal.
He was completely unguarded, like I had never seen him before. His eyes were sheened over as if he was still caught in the past. I wanted to draw him out.
I pressed my other hand to his stubbly cheek feeling it rasp tenderly against my skin. He instinctively hung his face down into it, releasing a sigh as if I was helping to relieve him of his burden.
“Are you okay?”
“I’m never okay,” he uttered croakily.
I leaned up despite his stand off tense posture and wrapped my arms and legs around him. I could feel his weak limbs ready to fail on him. To prevent himself from crushing me, he reversed our positions. I could see that in that moment, I held all the power. But I wouldn’t abuse him like obviously others had before.
All of me was pressed against all of him. He didn’t hug me back, but he didn’t push me off either. I began to loosen my grip once his heavy breathing had abated and the shadows had faded from his eyes.
“Don’t leave—stay.” Those three words tore me apart. No one had ever stayed for me, there was no way that I was leaving him. I nodded my head. “I’m here.”
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Writing isn’t a job – it’s not a way of life – it’s a dream!
 
I’ve lived thousands of moments and I’ve been to thousands of places crafted by the soul crushing and soul mending words of thousands of authors. (Metaphorically raises glass of gin and tonic) Here’s to hoping I’ve created one thousandth of a moment of life for you …
Pleasant reading,
Jordan

Release Day Blitz: Zombie High Chronicles 1 by Amy Miles

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My name is Roan Sterling.
 
I am seventeen years old.
 
I am not infected.
 
Three months ago my world went to hell and never 
looked back. I knew long before the others that we were all officially screwed. Growing up as an army brat had taught me a few things. Like when the military enacted martial law and forced you to leave your home, a normal day would be anything but.
 
Life in the Safe Zone sucked. The soldiers could poke us like lab rats, load us up on buses bound for school and pretend like everything was normal, but I knew fear when I saw it and the soldiers manning the gates were gripping their guns just a little too hard for comfort. This  place used to be a typical “last place on earth anything would ever happen” slice of suburbia.
 
Until they happened.
 
Dead Heads. Stiffs. Lame Brains. We had a lot of names for them to replace dad, sister or son.  Something flipped a switch in their brains and  the lights went out, but I suspected that the blackout was only temporary. I’d seen things I wasn’t supposed to. The Dead Heads were starting to notice us for the first time.
 
Life at Zombie High was about to get a lot bloodier.
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 Author Amy Miles has always been a bit of a
dreamer. Growing up as an only child, and a military brat to boot, she spent
countless hours escaping into the pages of a book, only to spend the following days creating a new idea of how to twist up the story to make it unique.
 
Since becoming a mother, Amy has slowly nourished her love of the
written word while snatching writing time in the midst of soiled diapers,
tumbling over legos and peering around mounds of laundry and dishes
that never seem to go away. Once her only son started school, Amy was free to
let her fingers dive into dark mythology, tales of betrayal and love,
and explore human nature in its rawest form. Her love of seeing the world from
a different angle bloomed.
 
Amy is the author of several novels, including her popular young
adult immortal books, The Arotas Series, which are an Amazon and
iBooks bestselling series. Unwilling to be defined by any one genre, she
proceeded to flip over to a science fiction/fantasy based idea with her Rising
Trilogy. She then dove into contemporary romance with her novel, Captivate and
explored the depths of her own faith with In Your Embrace.
 
She is currently working on completing her Immortal Rose trilogy,
a prequel to her Arotas novels. She has also embarked on two new
journeys this year, one in the form of a co-written banshee trilogy, The
Hallowed Realms, which is currently represented by GH Literary and she breached
another genre with her upcoming adult horror novel, Wither.
 
Keep reading, 
Jordan

 

Release Day Blitz: An Average Curse by Rue

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 On an island hidden from the rest of the world, Flynn Hawthorn, the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, lives under a curse.
 
Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit the wand of the High Priestess and save her people by reuniting the separated halves of The Book of Shadow and Light.
 
But in a land filled with magick, Flynn is forced to live her life as a Watcher—born into magick, but unable to wield it.
 
As the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil grows, Flynn must pretend—with the help of her best friend, Hazel—that she actually has magick. Hazel would do anything for Flynn, but the game they are playing may cost them their lives…
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Rue is a 2015 & 2016 IPPY Award Winner; 2016 National Indie Excellence Finalist and in her limited spare time, she reads voraciously. Her love of the written word led to the pursuit of a B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine University in California and a lifelong passion for writing. Her respect for indigenous cultures, oral traditions, and the seasonal magick of nature inevitably brought her work to the world of fantasy. The story of Flynn Hawthorn has been part of her heart and imagination for nearly a decade.
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Keep reading, 
Jordan