Title: Star-Crossed Dragons Author: Chris Cannon Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publisher: Entangled Teen Publication Date: February 1st, 2021 Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.
Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else.
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.
Title: The Ties
That Bind Author: Apryl
Baker Genre: YA
Limitless Publishing, LLC Cover Designer:
Deranged Doctor Design Publication Date: Sept. 6th, 2022 Hosted by: Lady
Blurb: You are cordially
invited to the wedding of:
Emma Crane And
August 6, 2022 at
Our Lady Of Hope
New Orleans, LA
Reception to follow
at The Crane Plantation
Please beware the ghosts
in the church as they are hostile and could potentially do you bodily harm.
Otherwise, join the
parents of Emma and Daniel to rejoice in the celebration of their marriage.
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
Not So Wicked by T. A. Moorman Published October 30, 2018 by GothicMoms Studios YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Caught in a realm they know next to nothing about, in a time
where they're hated for not what they are but how they look, these supernatural
teens may find it harder to curve their bloodlust than they thought.
Like most teens, even those with supernatural powers and
abilities, Elvira thinks that her days at Be Prepared High are a colossal waste
of time. Especially Feeding 101, since she's a cursed vampire that was born
without fangs. She and her friends view most of the classes as useless since
they never plan on venturing to the human realm. Why would they when Underlayes
was made specifically for every factions' safety, where they could roam free
day or night with not a care in the worlds.
But just like her parents always told her, sometimes you're
put into situations you can't control.
Elvira's life takes an unexpected turn when a wizard hell
bent on misplaced revenge kidnaps her and several of her friends. Not only does
she send them with a one-way ticket to Detroit, Michigan, she sends them to a
time when the tension amongst the races is at its highest. And having to deal
with race issues is the one thing that has never even been so much as a thought
to any of them and is the one course not on the roster.
But will everything they've learned in school be enough to
keep them alive? What will they all do when racism stares them in the face?
Most importantly, how will they get back home?
upon a time... Really? I'm not starting my story off with that lame ass cliché. Fat chance. Not when my story is anything but
classic. You can think of this as the life and times of a teenage vampire. A
real one, not one that sparkles as though we were sprinkled with some type of
fairy dust. Oh! And we’re born, not made by just being bitten, consuming blood
from another vampire, or any other legend you may have researched somewhere. The
bitten one is the most ridiculous theory any of us have ever heard of. I mean
really, think about it, if everyone ever bitten by a vampire were to turn into
one how could they ever go back for seconds on the same victim, er donor? Could
you imagine how large the vampire population would be? Anyway, you wanna hear
my story? Just sit back, grab a pint of blood, or milk, and have a listen.
off, I don't live in your dimension, I live in a separate one called
Underlayes. Where the things that go bump in the night – werewolves, vampires,
mermaids, sirens, witches, and so much more – truly are real. Underlayes has
regular neighborhoods just like Earth does, we don’t live in a ton of dug out
caves, or cryptic looking castles; besides the royals anyway. We used to live
amongst you guys, but that was way before my time, and a story way too long and
boring for me to bother with repeating. Just know that we all truly do exist
and a very few of our number walk alongside you still. So, you may want to
think about that before you lay down at night after bullying the school nerd or
your shy co-worker. If they're the silent and quiet type they're more than
possibly plotting your untimely demise and deciding what side-dish you'd go
best with. Or what curse to place on you. Something my Mom should have thought
about a long, long time ago.
The names Elvira, yea, Mom and Pops have a sick and twisted sense of humor.
Which when you come to think of it is actually a very good thing, since Mom was
dumb enough to piss off a witch when she was preggers with me and my brother,
Dracula (yup, again with the humor), Drake for short. During one of her many
mood swings dear old Mom went completely off on an already pissed off witch;
something about the witch crossing in front of her, and Mom thinking that would
make us come out cross eyed (and you thought your mom was superstitious, Ha!).
Miss Witch decided to do her one better and really did curse us both. I was
granted with the gift of being the only vampire known of with NO FANGS! Since
Underlayes doesn't have hospitals bagged blood isn't exactly just lying around.
Why not just bite down extra hard you say? Probably because that leaves a big
chunk of meat in my mouth and vampires can't digest meat; we have a strictly
all liquid diet. Why not just slit someone's wrist and pour it in a cup you
ask? If you were on an all liquid diet, would one glass a day keep your hunger
pains at bay? NO! And draining someone completely dry doesn't work either,
unlike how they portray things in your human movies, blood clots up pretty
quickly when it hits air; unless pumped up with nasty anti-coagulants which
leave a horrible aftertaste and makes the blood nearly impossible to digest. So
the blood shortage on your neck of the veil? Feel free to blame that on us, Mom
and Dad had to feed us somehow during the experimental processes of properly
bagging and storing the blood the way humans do. But no worries, they haven’t
had to raid your neck of the realms in a long time now. The alchemist’s studied
the components your scientists used and now have it down pact.
not really sure if Drake's curse is worst or pretty much just as bad. Him? He
goes into a full-blown shock at the very sight of blood; fainting spells,
seizures, black outs, the works. Though lucky for him rarely all of those at
once. Lucky for Mom and Dad, he could still at least savor the taste and smell
of it. But talk about being seriously dependent upon someone else, hard to
nourish yourself when you can’t even look at your food. And as a baby? You try
putting a blindfold on an infant, especially one with fangs, and let me know
how well that works out for you. Ah, but it made for some fangtastic pranks
when I was thirteen, which also ended in a lot of punishments. But they were so
that’s us, Elvie and Drake, two of the only known vampires forced to live on
bagged blood. Though Drake may get lucky one day and be able to savor a neck or
two, as long as he keeps his eyes shut tight and doesn’t dribble.
we just break the curse you ask? Ask Aunt Flo that one. Did I fail to mention
the witch in question was, and still is Mom’s best friend? She’s also a witch
with more power than she can handle who needs to watch what she says at ALL
times. The curse was supposedly never intentional and trying to undo it has
proven pretty much impossible.
Mom, Trinity Alkaev, is a beautiful creature
with a body neither skinny nor large, but what one describes as buxom
perfection. Also, one of the most patient females you will ever meet, and a
truly ferocious beast, fangs and all, when pissed. Dad, Borya Alkaev, is the
strong not so silent type, with a chiseled chin and sculpted cheekbones in
which I heard would give Michaelangelo a run for his money. Born after the
creation of Underlayes, he’s only two hundred years old, so I never understood
how he ended up with such a thick accent as if he just left the great
Motherland of Russia. The exact opposite of Mom when it comes to patience, but
the best dad any set of unorthodox twins could ask for. Neither of them were an
only child, but both are the youngest and only surviving children from both of
their respective lines. Many died before the dimension of Underlayes was made,
some during the move. And Aunt Flo, I’m not even getting into that one. And as
far as looks go Drake and I are a perfect combination of the two, with the
exception of the fact that I have no fangs.
THUD. CRASH. SCREAM.
in Hel’s name was that?
Esfir Alkaev!” Moms blood-curling screams vibrated through the floorboards,
“How many times do I need to tell you not
to leave your blood bags lying around? Get down here and help me clean up this
mess. And carry your brother to his room!”
there you have it, the usual beginning of a day in the house of Alkaev.
About the Author:
When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your
combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child's PTA meetings in full
Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially
by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one
should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness.
So all of that darkness is put into words in her books, and designs in her
jewelry sold in her Gothic Moms Dark Charms shop on Etsy and Rebels Market.
Single mother of five beautiful children, but by
far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an artist, a former violinist, a
seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a reviewer, a dark confidant and a
darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend. She still hopes to one day find
her Dark Knight in shining armor, since Prince Charming would never be able to
handle her. And currently broke, so go buy something of hers and tell everyone
you know how much you love this book.
Here are a few more than six sentences for #SixSentenceSunday from my current #WIP #NotSoWicked. A Young Adult book from the world of #Underlayes that I'm determined to finish for #NaNoWriMo.
“Dear, Goddess, are they ever
gonna learn how to drive these things?” came from someone closer to the front.
Which earned a few laughs and a,
“Think you could do any better?” from Mz. Fargus, a warlock who had
accidentally turned himself into a woman with a spell meant to make him more
sensitive to females, whose turn it was to drive our bus that morning. Like
most of the adults in Underlayes, he had never learned how to drive. They all
now took turns in learning how to do so, by driving us to school. Well, not
all, mostly just those that were bartering for a favor, like a spell to turn
back to the gender they wanted to live in. And he sucked at it even more than
most, one time he turned so sharp the bus ended up flipped on its side. Good
thing we were practically immortal, short of decapitation, and fire.
“You know,” Laina spoke as we all
stood to get off the bus, “this whole human experience part of things just may
get us killed one day.”
We laughed at her comment while
we shuffled our way to the front and off the bus, and I said, “Well, at least
we’d go out together. Ready for another fun filled day at Be Prepared High?”
with several sighs in response, we headed to the door to see whatever they had
in store for us.
“The way the authors voice was #strong yet #spunky was
fascinating to watch it play out...” – SLHReviews
“The characters feel real they have flaws and
personalities that draw you to them…” – Cupcakes and #Books
“The #romance was
off the charts. The twists and turns had me guessing. The only bad thing is
that it ended way to soon, I was not ready to leave the world that #hooked me
in.” – Relleman
“This book took family dysfunction to a whole
different level and I loved it, I cannot even imagine whats in store for the
next book but if its anything like this one I'll be in for another #allnighter yay
happy dance.” – Deja
Illusion by Lea Nolan Published October 5, 2015 by Entangled Teen The Hoodoo Apprentice Book 3 Blurb: New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie’s worst problems. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies—human and spectral—who may or may not have joined forces against her and everyone she loves. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis’s revenge.
Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use black magic, which will endanger her soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she’s never seen before, Emma must harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she’s ever loved. (Goodreads)
Interview With The Villain(s)
Thanks so much for having me here at Gothic Moms! I’m thrilled
to introduce you to Illusion, the third and final book in my Hoodoo Apprentice trilogy, which is out now. I’ve also
got a great blog tour giveaway for you, but first I’d thought it might be fun
to take a few minutes to visit with one of the character types that are so
often overlooked in these blog tours: the villain.
invited Claude Corbeau, a decidedly bad
actor in Illusion to chat. It wasn’t easy to get him here since he’s not
exactly the most accommodating sort, nor does he like to divulge a whole lot
about himself, but we’ll see what tidbits I can pull from his blisteringly
Lea: Illusion picks up in a pretty dark
place. Together with your assistant, Taneea, you’ve managed to have Emma
Guthrie’s 97-year old, paralyzed mentor, Miss Delia Whittaker thrown in jail.
Do you think that unfairly prejudices readers against you right from the start?
First of all, I reject your assertion that Mrs. Whittaker’s incarceration is a
negative outcome. In fact, it is precisely what I’ve been striving for for
quite some time. Rather than a dark place, I consider it one of my greatest
triumphs. <Quietly laughs to himself> Though I do manage some wondrous feats in Illusion,
but I won’t spoil them here. Readers will have to read the book to experience
the full measure of my power.
Lea: So you don’t
think throwing an innocent, elderly woman in jail makes you look like a giant
<Leans forward menacingly>She is hardly innocent. I’m
convinced she masterminded the break in at the King Center museum and I’m
guessing she lured her apprentice, Emma Guthrie and that young man, Cooper Beaumont
into stealing priceless antique artifacts from the collection. And let’s not
pretend she isn’t a hoodoo root worker. Trust me, I can tell a conjurer when I
see one, and the woman is a master. These are just a fraction of her crimes for
which I’m determined to make her pay. <crosses his arms and eases back into his seat>
Lea: <smiles awkwardly> Okay, well now
that your vendetta is clear, let’s try to lighten things up. The books are told
from Emma’s perspective so we don’t get to see what happens when you’re not on
the page. To give readers a chance to get to know you a little better, tell us
what you like to do when you’re not plotting to destroy Miss Delia and, by
extension, Emma Guthrie.
Lea: <blinks> No? As in not at all?
Because answering your questions would reveal more than I care to divulge.
<Door creaks open then slams shut. Taneea
Branson saunters in wearing peep toe espadrilles, a leather corset, and mini
If you won’t tell, I will. It’s about time everybody learns what’s really going
on St. Helena Island. <She grabs a
chair and plops down next to Claude>
What are you doing here? I told you to stay at home and clean the workshop.
<rolls eyes and laughs> Right,
like I’m supposed to listen to everything you say. If I’d done that I never
would have learned the gambling spells that won me enough money to buy my
monster truck in cash. And you can clean your own workshop. I’m not wrecking my
nails in that filthy place.
This is my interview. You weren’t
Lea:Actually, I don’t mind that she’s here
since she’s another one of Illusion’s
Ha, no I’m not. Hoodoo is my birthright and I should have been the heroine of
this story, the real hoodoo
apprentice. And I would have been it if wasn’t for that idiot Emma stealing my
great-grandmother from me and sucking up to her just to learn her magic. Believe
me, that old lady isn’t as great as everyone always makes her out to be. I’m so
tired of hearing poor Miss Deliathis and poor Miss Delia that. After what that old witch did, refusing to
teach me magic, she deserves to rot in jail. And I’m sick to death of that
loser Emma and how everyone always wants her to win.
Lea: One could
argue that you had a chance to learn that magic from Miss Delia, but you didn’t
want to follow Miss Delia’s rules—
Rules are for chumps. <snickers>
I guess that’s why Emma is such a good little apprentice.
Lea: As for Emma,
you haven’t exactly been nice to her. I can think of quite a few times you were
the instigator. Remember what you did to her boyfriend, Cooper Beaumont?
You mean her ex-boyfriend? Breaking them up was a lot of fun. But not nearly as
great as what I do to her in Illusion; and what Claude and I do to both Emma and my great-gran. Hey
Claude, remember that time in your workshop when we set your plan in motion?
<Claude jumps up from his seat and snatches
Taneea by the arm>
That’s it. This interview is over. We’re going home.
Lea: But we were
just getting to something interesting.
Yeah, what’s your problem? Why can’t I tell them what we did?
Because secret plans should be just that—secret—until
they’re ready to be revealed and this is not the time.
<Despite Taneea’s protests, he pulls her to
Lea: I wish you’d
stay. You haven’t eaten the refreshments I put out. And there’s so much more to
Another time, perhaps.
But I’m hungry now.
We’ll pick up something on the way home.
door slams shut behind them>
uh, that wasn’t nearly as informative as I’d hoped. But I think you get the
gist of who these two bad guys are. It’s a pity you didn’t get to meet the
book’s third villain, Emma’s supernatural arch nemesis, Sabina. Though to be honest, I’m glad she didn’t show
up because she’s one scary witch.
hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the characters Illusion and the other
books in the Hoodoo Apprentice series!
Thanks so much for having me. This was a lot of fun to put together! Best of luck to those who enter the giveaway!
Things aren't always as they appear…
school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie's
worst problems. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies--human and
spectral--who may or may not have joined forces against her and everyone she
loves. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and
true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis's revenge.
when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use black magic, which will
endanger her soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and
dark magic she's never seen before, Emma must harness the power within her to
fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and
reclaim the only boy she's ever loved.
And here are the gorgeous new covers for the first two books in
the series, Conjure and Allure:
Lea Nolan is a USA Today
bestselling author of Contemporary Romance and YA. Her books for young adults
feature bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose
of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart,
witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning,
heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. Born and raised on Long
Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her
heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in
Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes whenever she gets the chance. Learn
more at her website, or follow
her on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram or Goodreads
now for the giveaway, a super awesome Illusion Blog Tour Prize pack. The
Grand Prize includes a $25 Amazon gift card, a custom Hoodoo Apprentice tote
which features the gorgeous new covers, and six authentic hoodoo spells from
the Lucky Mojo Curio Company. There’s also a second prize $15 Amazon gift card,
and a third prize $10 Amazon gift card. So what are you waiting for? Enter
below to win!
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Publication Date: August 8th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Supernatural Romance
About the Book
Will Elizabeth elude her fate, or will she defy an ancient
prophesy, causing a cataclysmic fall of all things mortal and supernatural?
Escaping the danger that seeks her, Elizabeth’s best friend,
Freddie hides her at a safe haven known as The Flame; a location off the grid
and under the protection of the Legion of Light. Entry to the Watchers
forbidden. Left alone at The Flame, Elizabeth faces inner turmoil, battling new
feelings for her childhood friend and guardian Freddie, while questioning her feelings for Michael. Yet, as the
battle of the ages approaches, Elizabeth chooses to do the unthinkable.
Awakening the Dark Realm’s fiercest warriors and betraying the Trinity, the
destiny of all and the balance of the realms will be decided by the birth of
Danger. Romance. Mystery. All come together in this gripping
sequel to Descendant.
My routine at Eden had become a daily ritual. In the
early morning hours, I’d go for a run, play the piano, or stroll the grounds of
Eden. After a quick shower, I’d head toward a set of French doors that opened
up to a stone terrace overlooking Lake Louise. Every morning Faith prepared a
table of scrumptious breakfast foods and the morning paper alongside my
journal. I never tired of writing about the sprawling gardens of rosebushes,
mixed Canterbury bells, and Elderflowers infused with chamomile. I’d sit,
gladly inhaling the scent of the freshly baked biscuits, warm croissants, and
beautiful imagery was halted, as I reflected back to the morning of December 21st,
the day after my arrival at Lake Louise, I recalled glancing at the morning
paper that was neatly folded on a round English garden table next to a cup of
tea. The paper was opened to a small article written in the New York State
blotter. I squeezed my eyes shut, desperately wanting to read the article whose
title caught my eye, but dithered momentarily instead. I blinked as I held up
the paper, focusing on one particular story written in small black ink:
“Local Allegany Woman and Her
Daughter Plunge to Their Deaths”
of December 20th, a woman and her daughter plunged to their death off the icy
cliffs of Chimney Bluffs, on Lake Ontario, New York. Just after 10 AM, a call
from eye witnesses, Dr. Seth Bates and his young daughter, came in through the
New York State Police, and other police and emergency centers throughout the
region. Icy roads caused particularly treacherous conditions as road crews
rushed to respond to dropping temperatures and the onset of freezing rain.
State Police investigated the one vehicle fatality, killing Grace Morgan, 47,
of Caneadea, NY and her daughter Elizabeth, 17. Emergency workers were able to
recover the vehicle from the frozen waters of Ontario Lake, along with the
remains of Grace Morgan. The body of her daughter has not yet been recovered.
claimed that Elizabeth Morgan was a patient of his at Letchworth Village
Asylum. He also disclosed that Elizabeth had attempted several times to commit
harm to herself and was suicidal. Dr. Bates commented, “It saddens me that Ms.
Morgan’s daughter may have intentionally caused the tragic accident that
resulted in their untimely deaths.” The accident remains under investigation.
news of our deaths and how I was responsible for it infuriated me still. The
reminders escalated a fury from my chest to my fingers, causing me to tear
apart the morning paper, wanting desperately to strike the psychiatrist whose
lies riddled the paper on that fateful morning instead, with the biggest and
deadliest blade I could have gotten my hands on.
Villain Interview: Sebastian Nikolav
∞Please state your name.
My name is Sabastian Nikolav
∞I see you have an accent. Are you Russian?
∞What part of Russia are you originally
∞What was your childhood like growing up in
Poor. Dark. My father was mine worker and mother clean homes for rich.
I was not an easy child. My parents were
too old and tired to control me. When I was boy, I like to kill the animal from
the neighbor’s farm. The blood give me pleasure. The farmer want my father to
pay for dead animals, but we were too poor. When I turn nine, my parents put me
in orphanage. But no one want me. Too old.
∞So at what age did you leave the
Maybe like fifteen-sixteen. I run away because I kill a monakhinya, how do you
say in English, nun?
∞Did you serve time in prison for your
Eventually, when I got caught. But before, I join a street gang. We do bad
things. Drugs, steal, beat people––a lot. And if we have to, we kill. So I was
in and out of Black Vorkin Juvenile Prison for most of my teen years. Before I
got release, I get in fight with rival gang and they almost kill me. That’s
when I meet Dr. Luca Gaven.
∞What made you move to Oregon?
Work. I work now exclusively for Dr. Gaven.
∞What kind of work do you do for the
∞We all do things, but what sorts of things
do you do for Dr. Gaven? Are you a technician, assistant, sonographer, EMT?
∞Can you explain what a tracker would do
during a typical day at work?
I track people that the doctor wants me to track. In other words, I follow
them, watch them, track them and if need be. . .must I spell it out?
∞Who are you tracking now?
The last remaining descendant. She is known as the key keeper and it is my job
to find her and bring her to Luca.
∞Why are you looking for her? Is this a
special key that the doctor wants?
Nik: Da. It is written that she is the
chosen one for Dr. Gaven’s prophecy and legacy. So now I am looking for
Elizabeth Morgan. I have good idea where she is hiding.
∞What happens once you find her?
Nik: What happens in bedroom, stays in
LJ Amodeo was born and
raised in New York. A wife and busy mother of three, she juggles many jobs as a
devoted NYC middle school foreign language teacher, owner/founder of BizzyMom
Productions, and author of the Descendant Series. LJ, always had a flare for
writing and attended St. John’s University with hopes of someday becoming a
journalist. However, her passion of working with adolescents, inspired her to
become a public school teacher. She always knew that working with
kids would be her greatest reward and joy.
LJ first started her
writing career on a whim of imagination, subliminal messages in 2009. Her first
novel DESCENDANT released in early Spring of 2015. Long hours and many
sleepless nights, her thoughts are transcribed into this high paced, dark young
adult/crossover paranormal romance. This epic novel is the second book in the
Descendant Series. THE CONCEPTION is scheduled to release August 8, 2015.