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Bookbub Sale Results

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I was over the moon to finally get the holy grail - a featured ad on Bookbub . For those of you who don't know, Bookbub has long been seen as the best promotional website for book sales. No other company comes close. As such, despite its steep prices, there's fierce competition to get a place. My Book Background Like many other authors, I have been trying every month for the past few years to get a Bookbub deal. I have been applying with what I consider my strongest choice - The Shadow Rises, originally published 2013. This book is the first in the Witch-Hunter series, which has 4 other full-price books in it. I also have 5 more books in other series, so I have a reasonable catalogue for other sales The Shadow Rises is perma-free (which means it's really flexible on when I can run promos). It currently has 155 ratings on Amazon US and 276 on Goodreads . It is also "wide", so it is available from most eretailers. It's been a consistently good seller for me ov

Cover reveal: Slash & Burn

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Cover Reveal: Slash & Burn Blurb Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia

Sistersong

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Sistersong  by Lucy Hounsom  3 out of 5  Synopsis  535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador's children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans. Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal. Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, when born a daughter. And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance. All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold – a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It's a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.  Review  After their father, the king, abandons the old gods; Riva, Keyne and Sinne can feel the magic of the land fading. I re

Getting Dirty

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Getting Dirty  by Rachael Stewart  5 out of 5  Synopsis  A drop-dead sexy private investigator is about to discover that digging for dirt can expose some seriously naughty little secrets…in this sizzlingly wicked novel from author Rachael Stewart. Being a private investigator means that if there’s dirt, I always find it. Only, right now “work” is sitting across from me—a naughty little princess in London’s most exclusive, extra-posh sex club. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted—and tried to avoid—for so long, from that haughty, elegant poise to those perfect lips. Only, socialite Coco Lauren isn’t my client. She’s my target. I’ve been hired by Coco’s brother to find out all of her dirty little secrets. All it takes is one moment of weakness and I’m done for, just so I can hear her moan in my ear, taste her on my lips. She’s already getting under my skin, with her contrast of vulnerable innocent and hidden temptress who’s so ready to talk—and play—dirty. Now I’m on the wrong side. I’m the

Blog tour: The Night River

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The Night River: The Foxfires Trilogy, Book Three GENRE: YA fantasy adventure RELEASE DAY: SATURDAY DECEMBER 19TH 2020 Enter a frozen world of brutal beauty, where Spirits roam, nights last for months, and magic is wrought by the beat of a drum… BLURB: As the light returns, darkness will fall... Spring is coming to the Northlands, but even as winter fades, an icy terror spreads. The three Worlds are on the brink of collapse, and ancient monsters rise from the earth, their wicked eyes set firmly on the mages. Tuomas, still reeling from his defiance of the Great Bear Spirit, must finally face the reality of who he is. Mihka is furious with him, Elin refuses to speak to him, and the people do not trust him. As the villagers drive the reindeer back into the south to safety, he must set out with Lumi one final time to right his wrongs and keep the Worlds from falling apart. But this quest shall bring the greatest test of all, for it will take him into the Deathlands: a place where no living

The Winter Spirits

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The Winter Spirits  by E.C. Hibbs  5 out of 5 Synopsis  If you sing to the Spirits, be prepared for their answer... The Long Dark has come and the Northlands will not see daylight for two months. Silence falls with the snow, and Spirits roam the three Worlds. It is a time of beauty, magic, and danger. When the Spirit of the Northern Lights steals his best friend’s soul, apprentice mage Tuomas is determined to find help. However, his own fledgling power gets the better of him, and he accidentally rips the Spirit out of the sky, trapping her in human form. Alongside his feared icy companion and the mysterious wandering mage Lilja, Tuomas begins a quest across frozen tundra and into ethereal Spirit realms. But a terrible shadow lingers just out of sight, its gaze fixed on him. And behind her composed fa├žade, the Spirit holds secrets of her own...  Review   Tuomas has to work with spirits and mages. Meanwhile his mission to save his best friend transforms into much more. I received a free

The Mist Children

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The Mist Children  by E.C. Hibbs  5 out of 5  Synopsis  When power rises, so does the truth... The Sun Spirit has risen again and the Northlands are slowly stirring from their slumber. The snow still lies thick, but life moves on, and the villages prepare their reindeer for the long migration to the coast. However, when Tuomas returns from the World Above, he knows something is wrong. The young people are falling ill with a mysterious sickness, the mages are unable to connect with the Spirits, and there are whispers of a strange little boy haunting the lakes. Although struggling to come to terms with his own power, Tuomas once again joins forces with Lilja and Elin to face an evil which has waited for him for centuries. But high in the sky, the Spirit of the Lights is watching, and she sees more than any human can... Review  Tuomas' people are being plagued by a dangerous mist and mysterious illness. Tuomas has to uncover what is behind it, before he loses those he loves. I receive

The Night River

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The Night River  by E.C. Hibbs  4.5 out of 5  Synopsis  As the light returns, darkness will fall... Spring is coming to the Northlands, but even as winter fades, an icy terror spreads. The three Worlds are on the brink of collapse, and ancient monsters rise from the earth, their wicked eyes set firmly on the mages. Tuomas, still reeling from his defiance of the Great Bear Spirit, must finally face the reality of who he is. Mihka is furious with him, Elin refuses to speak to him, and the people do not trust him. As the villagers drive the reindeer back into the south to safety, he must set out with Lumi one final time to right his wrongs and keep the Worlds from falling apart. ​But this quest shall bring the greatest test of all, for it will take him into the Deathlands: a place where no living person has ever stood... Review  Tuomas has to discover why the trolls have awakened, and why they are attacking his people. With the help of his sister, they also have to fix the tear between th

Blog tour: Runes of Destiny

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The Runes of Destiny Separated by time. Brought together by fate. Linnea felt a shiver travel the length of her spine. It hadn’t been a joke – the runes really had shown her destiny. Indulging her fascination for the Viking language and losing herself in an archaeological dig is just what Linnea Berger needs after her recent trauma. Uncovering an exquisite brooch, she blacks out reading the runic inscription, only to come to, surrounded by men in Viking costume, who seem to take re-enactment very seriously. Lost and confused, Linnea finds herself in the power of Hrafn, a Viking warrior who claims her as his thrall and takes her on a treacherous journey across the seas to sell her for profit. Setting sail, she confronts the unthinkable: she has travelled back to the ninth century. Linnea is determined to find a way back to her own time, but there’s a connection forming with Hrafn. Can she resist the call of the runes and accept her destiny lies here … Purchase Links  UK – https://www.am

Runes of Destiny

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The Runes of Destiny  by Christina Courtenay  3.5 out of 5  Synopsis  Separated by time. Brought together by fate. Indulging her fascination for the Viking language and losing herself in an archaeological dig is just what Linnea Berger needs after her recent trauma. Uncovering an exquisite brooch, she blacks out reading the runic inscription, only to come to, surrounded by men in Viking costume, who seem to take re-enactment very seriously. Lost and confused, Linnea finds herself in the power of Hrafn, a Viking warrior who claims her as his thrall and takes her on a treacherous journey across the seas to sell her for profit. Setting sail, she confronts the unthinkable: she has travelled back to the ninth century. Linnea is determined to find a way back to her own time, but there's a connection forming with Hrafn. Can she resist the call of the runes and accept her destiny lies here...  Review  When Linnea finds a brooch in an archeological dig, she is thrown into the past. I receiv

Blog tour: Tempted by the Tycoon's Proposal

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Tempted by the Tycoon’s Proposal A second chance… With the single dad? When hotelier Sophia Lambert finds billionaire Jack McGregor’s runaway daughter, a thank you dinner sounds harmless. Until Sophia finds herself tantalizingly attracted to Jack… The deeply desirable single dad re-awakens long-buried emotions in Sophia, but his jet-set life is beckoning. Unless Sophia can tempt him with her own proposal: to keep his feet on the ground…   Purchase Link - http://mybook.to/TemptedByTycoon ~Review~ Author Bio - Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic. She's been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, s

Tempted by the Tycoon's Proposal

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Tempted by the Tycoon's Proposal  by Rachael Stewart  3.5 out of 5  Synopsis  A second chance… With the single dad? When hotelier Sophia Lambert finds billionaire Jack McGregor’s runaway daughter, a thank you dinner sounds harmless. Until Sophia finds herself tantalizingly attracted to Jack… The deeply desirable single dad re-awakens long-buried emotions in Sophia, but his jet-set life is beckoning. Unless Sophia can tempt him with her own proposal: to keep his feet on the ground…  Review  Sophia and Jack are both work-a-holics, but when they meet they realise there's more to life than work. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Jack is a high-flying businessman who came from nothing, and works tirelessly so his young daughter can have everything he never had. Including a babysitter/tutor that Lily doesn't get on with. Sophia has pushed herself to succeed in her career, and is a hotel manager at the young age of 24. She has neglected her social life, and

City of Vengeance

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City of Vengeance  by D.V. Bishop  4 out of 5  Synopsis  City of Vengeance is an explosive debut historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Florence. Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city’s most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany – or suffer the consequences. During his investigations Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the volatile ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici. If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is determined to expose details about Aldo’s private life that could lead to his ruin. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first? Review  Two honest officers of the Otto find their new cases are going to put themselv

Blog tour: Wonderland

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J. Scott Coatsworth has a new gay post-zombie apocalypse Christmas book out: "Wonderland." And there's a giveaway! Zeke is a hermit in his late forties who lives a quiet life in a small cabin in the Western Montana mountains, a few miles outside of Thompson Falls. He’s gotten used to being alone since the end of the world, and has everything he needs. Everything but someone to talk to. Nathan is a younger man on a cross-country trek, searching the country for someone... anyone still alive. Saddled with a ghost from his old life and a case of OCD, he stumbles upon Thompson Falls and a pack of rabid dogs. Rescued by Zeke, he has to figure out how to be human again. And with Christmas just a week away, both men have to figure out if there’s something left to be hopeful for, and if they might have a future together. Get it At Amazon ~Review~ Giveaway Scott is giving away a $15 Amazon gift card with this tour OR a signed paperback trilogy of the Ariadne Cycle 1st Edition (The

Wonderland

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Wonderland  by J. Scott Coatsworth  4 out of 5  Synopsis  Zeke is a hermit in his late forties who lives a quiet life in a small cabin in the Western Montana mountains, a few miles outside of Thompson Falls. He’s gotten used to being alone since the end of the world, and has everything he needs. Everything but someone to talk to. Nathan is a younger man on a cross-country trek, searching the country for someone... anyone still alive. Saddled with a ghost from his old life and a case of OCD, he stumbles upon Thompson Falls and a pack of rabid dogs. Rescued by Zeke, he has to figure out how to be human again. And with Christmas just a week away, both men have to figure out if there’s something left to be hopeful for, and if they might have a future together.  Review  Zeke and Nathan are two of last people surviving a zombie apocalypse, and by enormous luck, their paths are about to cross. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Zeke has hunkered down in his remote cabin,