#NewRelease – DISGRACE OF THE UNIORN’S HONOR (Book 3)

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The Wait for Book Three is Finally Over!

Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor

Andy, now twelve, discovers more than he bargained for when his parents reveal his mom’s past and he realizes she will die when he breaks the curse unless he intervenes.

Andy returns to Oomaldee to find its citizens on edge after many have been turned into vulture-people. Against this background, Andy and his company embark upon the next quest, to retrieve the horn of a unicorn. But not long into it, a seductive voice calls to Andy, tempting him to surrender the next ingredient in exchange for a promise to preserve his mom. Will he be able to stop the transformation of Oomaldee’s citizens? Will he jeopardize his ability to end the curse to save Mom?

Available in Kindle and Paperback

“Andy Smithson will take on any problem that comes his way. The scenes and dialog in this book come alive on the page. I felt Andy’s emotions and victories, and I was with him for his pain and recovery. This is an amazing adventure that I have been impatiently waiting to read since book two!” - Rena Marthaler, Rena Writes (Rena is 10)

“Sometimes, I just let the 5 star rating speak for itself. I can add nothing more.” – Wayne Walker, Home School Book Review

“A long-lasting story that is part of one of my favorite series.”

- Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books Blog (Erik is 13)

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Book 1, Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury is FREE. Pick up a copy at Smashwords, Kobo, Google, B&N. You can also listen to the FREE podcast of Book 1 on iTunes. Book one is also available in paperback.

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Book 2, Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is available in Kindle and Paperback.

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L. R. W. Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

Connect with L. R. W. at: Twitter   Website   Facebook

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#FREE 9/25-9/29 ‘ENTANGLED DREAMS’ A sensual and, at times, heartbreaking romantic suspense

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When Alexandra’s choices dissolve into Entangled Dreams, pushing her down a dark and dismal path, she must trust her instincts to escape danger, but be able to surrender all to find her happily ever after. Knowing how to decipher the difference will be her toughest challenge.

Genre: A sensual and, at times, heartbreaking romantic suspense

Rating: A spicy PG13 (nothing erotic or graphic)

Excerpt:

She jerked back from him. “I don’t expect you to take care of me,” she retorted, obviously not thrilled with his remark.

He reached for her. “I’m sorry; that was rude.”

She shoved away his hands. “You can’t keep saying whatever is on your mind and then just say you’re sorry. That was rude. If you think I’m such a tramp, why are you even interested?”

“I don’t think that. I’m just accustomed to saying what I’m thinking at the second I’m thinking it. But I really didn’t mean it. I don’t think you’re a tramp. If I thought that, would I ask you to move in with me?”

“I don’t know. I’m so confused.” She dropped her head into her hands again. “I just don’t want to make any more mistakes.”

He put his hand under her chin and lifted her head. “Am I a mistake?”

“You are probably the only thing in my life that hasn’t been a mistake.”

A note from the author:

We live in a world where few people find their happily ever after, even though most of our childhood stories preached that to us. Wait a minute. Did they? I keep hearing…and I’ve been known to write this statement, “I’ve obviously read too many fairytales…” But when I looked back, the fairytales weren’t all sunshine and roses. In fact, many of the characters in what we tag as ‘fairytales’ were beaten, banished, orphaned, poisoned, lost, and on and on…

So where does the fairytale aspect actually play out? Is it when the dashing prince on the white stallion sweeps in and they live happily ever after? Chuh! But hey, the protagonist had to go through many trials to get there. So what’s so bad about that? Personally, I don’t think there’s a problem, except for putting all your dreams in one knight in shining armor who turns out to be a frog. But you can still work at your happily ever after, with or without the prince, right? Though, in my opinion, I think we’re all looking for someone who completes us.

The fact of the matter is a troubled past helps us appreciate a wonderful present. When we experience trials, we often seek out God and loved ones for support and are that much more thankful when the trial ends. So, I don’t have trouble with fairytales; that’s why I write them, modern-day fairytales, that is. I put my characters through trials and tribulations because I know that somewhere, someone can relate. Yes, there’s normally a knight in hidden-armor, who usually requires some polishing before he’s fit to be a prince. But again, isn’t that what great relationships do? They feed off each other to become better partners.

This is what I write about in all my stories. People who have flaws, but learn to overcome, trust when all else fails so they can love again, and forgive so they can know peace.

In Entangled Dreams, I tackle these and many other issues head on. So, for my version of a modern-day fairytale, read on for how to get your FREE copy!

Happy reading,

Carmen

For more information, reviews, or to download Entangled Dreams FREE, visit Amazon:

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Love, Honor, & Hope Book Blast to benefit Veterans of PTSD – July 1 – 3 #LHHBlast

8 Authors. 8 Labors of Love. One Fantastic Cause.
Publication Date: June 24, 2014 
Genre: Romance Anthology


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The Authors and their Stories

Jennifer Theriot, Out of the Box Awakening
Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate?
Aubree Lane, Early One Morning

Stuck in San Diego, dealing with unreasonable clients and babysitting Marissa’s kids, a jealous Annie Harper catches the red-eye out of LAX wanting to intercept Terence and foil her best friend’s plans. This envious act uncovers a scandalous affair, and in that one pivotal moment, none of their lives would ever be the same.

Jennifer Yarbrough, Lost and Found 
A tragic accident changes Olivia Porter’s life in ways no woman should experience. With the help of a friend she tries to pick up the pieces and suddenly Cash Kingston appears giving her one more chance at happiness…will she take the chance or keep hiding from pain?
Diane Rinella, Scary Modsters 
While under the influence of insomnia-impaired judgment, Rosalyn summons Rock ‘n Roll deity Peter Lane back from the dead. Not only does he spin her hormones into a frenzy, Peter is also the precarious puzzle piece that brings sense into her world. When Niles learns that he can overcome his life-long challenge by helping Peter avenge his death, how far will he go to secure Rosalyn’s heart?
Kelly Cozzone,  Tropical Dreams 
Tropical Dreams is a tale of love, murder and conspiracy. Can Tiana Alexander overcome her past to learn to love again? Can David Murphy let go of the demons who haunt him. Can they face the future together or will life finally take its toll and their lives?


Linda Lee Williams, Sisters of the Night
Can there be a happily ever after for Emaline Hoffbrau, Juliana Slater and Gretchen Eberhardt, three modern-day vampire women?

Cherime MacFarlane, Heart of the Hunter
Leda is a teacher just out of school, who has not had time for love. Jay takes her by surprise, a soft spoken slightly broken man who lives with only his dog, for company. Leda sees something in Jay she needs to pursue. She should stay away from Jay. But can she? Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
Sammie J, Piece of Heaven

Aaron Calnan has seen enough of the horrors of war. Now, Aaron finds himself immersed in a world where humans work within the realms of the paranormal, where Werewolves and Vampires become friends and Fae like to kick your ass. One encounter changes everything and Aaron finds his life turned upside down. Will he finally find his own piece of heaven?


Find this amazing anthology on Amazon and Barnes&Noble!

*All proceeds will benefit The United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation*

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The Blog Tour Continues: Army of Worn Soles by Scott Bury

It is my honor to host the blog tour for ARMY OF WORN SOLES by Scott Bury.

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About the book:

1941: Their retreat across Ukraine wore their boots out—and they kept going.

Three months after drafting him, the Soviet Red Army throws Maurice Bury, along with millions of other under-trained men, against the juggernaut of Nazi Germany’s Operation Barbarossa, the assault on the USSR.

Army of Worn Soles tells the true story of a Canadian who had to find in himself a way to keep himself alive—and the men who followed him.

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The Army of Worn Soles launch blog tour continues! Read to the end for the clue that will help you win the Grand Prize of a signed paperback copy of Army of Worn Soles plus a $50 Amazon gift card. If you collect all the clues and put them in the right order, they’ll make a sentence. Send the sentence to the author for a chance to win and autographed paperback copy of Army of Worn Soles plus a gift certificate from Amazon.

For a chance to enter the early-bird draw, enter the clue at the bottom of the post in the Comments section.

To see where the blog tour stops next, and to find the next clue, visit the author’s blog, Written Words.

Chapter 3: Drafted

Ternopyl, Ukraine, 1941

A damp wind chilled Maurice under his coat as he walked through the slush to the armoury in Ternopyl. A few young men, dressed in their warmest cloths and carrying suitcases or bags, waited nervously at the gate. No one spoke.

One by one, they gave their draft notices to a man in the greenish-brown uniform of the Red Army, sitting behind a table. The officer, a young Russian with a broad face and deep brown eyes, asked each inductee’s name, checked it off a list, examined the draft letter and gave the man another piece of paper. Then he sent him to wait in another room, where each inductee would be loaded onto a train and sent to a training camp.

Some of the men tried to tell the officer why they shouldn’t be inducted: they were needed at their jobs, at home, they were essential workers, they weren’t healthy. The officer first told each who addressed him in his native Ukrainian to speak Russian. Then he dismissed each argument with, “The Motherland needs you, tovarisch. Report back here tomorrow ready to ship out or you’ll be arrested.”

Maurice felt sure he had a better argument than the man in front of him, who said his employer, a machine shop, absolutely could not do without him. “Wonderful, comrade,” the officer said. “The army needs skilled machinists like you. You will ship out today.” The shocked machinist sputtered incoherently as a soldier took his arm and led him to join the other recruits at the train station.

Maurice stepped to the table. “Good morning, sir. I know you’re busy, so I would like to quickly help you resolve an error—my draft letter is a mistake.” He put it on the table in front of the officer.

The officer looked up, arching one eyebrow. “That’s a new one. What kind of mistake?”

“I am not eligible for service, as I am not a citizen of the Soviet Union. I’m a Canadian.” He showed his birth certificate.

The officer struggled to sound out the Roman lettering. “Doh-meen-i-yon off Kanada,” he read. He frowned, then shook his head and looked Maurice straight in the eyes. “You are still required to report for duty, comrade.”

“But I’m a Canadian citizen.”

“It doesn’t matter, tovarisch. You live here now and you must help defend the Motherland.” He was already looking at the next man in line. “Report to the train station by seven tomorrow morning or you’ll be arrested. Next.”

About the author:

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Scott Bury is a journalist, editor and novelist based in Ottawa, Canada. He has written for magazines in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia.

He is author of The Bones of the Earth, a fantasy set in the real time and place of eastern Europe of the sixth century; One Shade of Red, a humorous erotic romance;

a children’s short story, Sam, the Strawb Part (proceeds of which are donated to an autism charity), and other stories.

Scott Bury lives in Ottawa with his lovely, supportive and long-suffering wife, two mighty sons and two pesky cats.

He can be found online at www.writtenword.ca, on his blog, Written Words, on Amazon, on Twitter @ScottTheWriter, and on Facebook.

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#NewRelease: THE CORTES ENIGMA

#NewRelease: THE CORTES ENIGMA - Historical Thriller by Best-Selling Author, John Paul Davis via @mcswainandbeck

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Book Launch: THE HOT BOX – 8 #Sizzling #Thrillers

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Sizzling Thriller Hot Box Release:

8 Sizzling Thrillers From 8 Best-Selling Authors

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Steven Bannister – Fade to Black
John Paul Davis – The Cortes Enigma 
C R Hiatt – Sanctioned Kill 
David Leadbeater – The Razor’s Edge 
Andy Lucas – Race Amazon 
Karen Perkins – Dead Reckoning 
C K Raggio – Heron Park 
Mike Wells – Wild Child
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Steven Bannister – Fade to Black - Allie St Clair is young and brilliant and today she’s been promoted to Detective Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard. But the time for celebration is short. Something is wrong in rain-swept London. Very wrong.
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John Paul Davis – The Cortes Enigma - 1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland . . . Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery . . . No trace of the vessel was ever found . . .

Sanctioned Kill

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C R Hiatt – Sanctioned Kill - Destined for Danger. Sanctioned to Kill.  Hot on the trail of an international weapons ring, covert agent Kyra Ray finds herself caught in the cross-hairs of a ruthless arms dealer in the perilous mountains of war-torn Afghanistan. Closing in, the mission takes an unexpected and near-deadly turn in the high-stakes drama of New York City, where Kyra is mysteriously spared by an assassin sent to kill her. Retrained as an assassin and given strict orders to take him down, Kyra becomes trapped in a game of cat-and-mouse that will put her life on the line and her directive to the test—her sanction to kill.

THE RAZOR'S EDGE
David Leadbeater – The Razor’s Edge - Trent, Silk and Radford are the Razor’s Edge and the best spy team in the business – until the government they toiled, served and bled for, disavowed them.

RACE AMAZON
Andy Lucas – Race Amazon - James Pace, ex-RAF helicopter pilot and amateur cameraman, is still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life when a child’s bullet nearly kills him.

 DEAD RECKONING
Karen Perkins – Dead Reckoning - A historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century.

HERON PARK
C K Raggio – Heron Park - A small Long Island town erupts in a panic when a woman and her dog are found savagely murdered on a popular hiking trail.

WILD CHILD
Mike Wells – Wild Child - A fast, suspenseful thriller with an ending that you’ll never see coming.

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Thrilling climax to the JAMES BLAKE THRILLER SERIES (Book #3)

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Launch day for the thrilling climax in the JAMES BLAKE THRILLER SERIES

James Blake and his family can only be safe if the truth about the conspiracy threatening their lives is brought into the full light of day. Follow James in this intriguing thriller as he returns to London and Italy to confront those seeking to destroy his family. As the mystery comes to a resounding climax, he discovers that dark secrets have survived down the centuries and are in the hands of those who threaten all those dear to him.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JRG30HS FORGIVE NO MORE US Edition

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JRGB0K2 FORGIVE NO MORE UK Edition

WHAT READERS HAVE TO SAY:

(Book #1 TAKE NO MORE)

Four + 1 = Ten - No, my math isn’t fuzzy. Combine a great 4 star story full of exotic locations (that the author obviously knows intimately), fabulously drawn characters and an excellent and inventive plot, add an extra star for Seb Kirby’s style and that gives you ten on the readability scale.

(Book #2 REGRET NO MORE)

A great read!Couldn’t put this book down, it was so fascinating! Complex characters. Interesting seeing how the judicial system is different in England from here in the States.

MEET THE AUTHOR

seb-kirbySeb Kirby is the author of the James Blake Thriller series (TAKE NO MORE, REGRET NO MORE and, just released, FORGIVE NO MORE) and the Raymond Bridges sci fi thriller series (DOUBLE BIND).

He says: ‘I’ve been an avid reader from an early age – my grandfather ran a mobile lending library in Birmingham and when it closed my parents inherited many of the books. From the first moment I was hooked. Now, as a full-time writer myself, it’s my goal to add to the magic of the wonderful words and stories I discovered back then.’

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Fantasy Novel Extravaganza 2/1 – 8…

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Fantasy Novel Extravaganza!

On February 1st through February 8th, Fantastical Reads will have their first Facebook event, where they will have games and offer an array of prizes for book lovers.

Join the fun here:https://www.facebook.com/events/205889079615386/
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Visit their blog for a chance to win the paperback of “Tolomay’s World and the Pool of Light” by M.E. Lorde and “The Hunt for Xanadu” by Elyse Salpeter via Goodreads Giveaway:http://fantasticalreadsevent.blogspot.com

Fantastical Reads— Only The Best Reads And Reviews!

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Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2 By L. R. W. Lee is Finally Here!

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Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2 By L. R. W. Lee is Finally Here! Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the continuation of L. R. W. Lee’s well-received debut novel Blast of the Dragon’s Fury and the next offering in this seven-book Andy Smithson allegorical, fantasy, adventure series for middle graders. In Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Lee continues to weave a tale of mystery and intrigue as the main character, Andy Smithson, who is now 11-years-old, returns to Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse enacted to punish the current ruler for murdering his older sister when she was 15. Not one to forgive easily, Imogenia’s spirit is bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse and naively aligns herself with the evil, scheming Abbadon.  Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon conjures from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of the ruler’s immortality, causing the king and his wizard, Mermin, to fall gravely ill. Andy is forced to choose between retrieving the stone to save those he loves or obediently going after the second ingredient. What will he chose? Will he be able to save the King and Mermin? You won’t want to miss the non-stop action, drama and thrills on this adventure that is Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2. Reviews: “This series has everything a kid could want, action, adventure, magic, excitement and mystery!” – Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books (Erik is 12) “LRW Lee has constructed a wonderful world full of adventure, daring deeds, and remarkable action tempered with the right dose of humor. This wildly addictive series will entertain middle grade students, who, like I, will anxiously await the release of book three.” – Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews “There is a strong good versus evil theme underscoring the plot making it a clean story with no bad language but lots of exciting action and suspense. If you adore fantasy books with a medieval theme including knights and dragons, this story definitely fits that bill.” – Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Reviews Buy Book 2 – Amazon Paper: http://amzn.to/1eHKa4Q Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1j6sEKP All other eBook versions: http://bit.ly/KlCycx

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Book 1 Podcast: If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience the Andy Smithson series, L. R. W. Lee has launched the serialized podcast of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, Book 1 which is available for free at: iTunes store – http://bit.ly/1l8u5YP Author’s website – http://www.lrwlee.com/#!podcasts/c18hh Get Book 1 – Amazon Paper: http://amzn.to/17pu0ut eBook (all versions FREE): http://bit.ly/Lk6yH5

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Meet the Author: From an early age L. R. W. knew she wanted to write a children’s book. Her imagination for such a book was cultivated early on as her family didn’t have a lot of money. She and her older brother were encouraged to use their imaginations to entertain themselves. And use them they did – climbing trees and tree forts, using a quilt for a matchbox car city, making puppets and putting on shows, and much more and her creativity and imagination grew. She went to college and got a degree in Accounting. However, most folks frown on “creative accounting”, so she continued to put her imagination/writing on hold.  Her business and creative interests eventually led her to found and grow a successful company which, with her partner, she sold in January 2012, leaving her time to imagine and write for the first time. L. R. W. lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin and her son who is in high school. To learn more about author L. R. W. Lee: Website: http://www.LRWLee.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lrwlee

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lrwlee

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7047233.L_R_W_Lee

Podcasts: http://lrwlee.podbean.com/

But wait there’s more! As part of L. R. W. Lee’s book launch tour, you have the opportunity to win 9 fantasy adventure ebooks from highly acclaimed authors. To enter go to the author’s website at http://www.lrwlee.com/#!giveaway/chq4.

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Cover Reveal: CHRISTIME LITES III

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I am honored to take part in the cover reveal for CHRISTMAS LITES III. Every dime made from this book goes to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV – www.ncadv.org).

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The Christmas season is upon us yet again. Yes, my friends, it is a time of giving, loving, and sharing. Within these pages is a way you can help many people desperately in need of love, support, and goodness: the victims of domestic crime. By purchasing this anthology, you are sending every last dime made off this book to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The NCADV is an amazing charity that saves these people and lets them know there is still hope, still goodness, and still a reason to carry on.

Twenty-one authors have joined in this year, giving their time and their stories to these people – and to you. We all hope you enjoy our holiday tales captured in bite-size pieces. Whether you read this on the bus, before bed, or snuggled by the fire, please, do read – and share.

Participating authors:

Addison Moore
A.F. Stewart
Amy Eye
Angela Yuriko Smith
Ben Warden
Cassie McCown
Elizabeth Evans
J.A. Clement
JG Faherty
Jonathan Tidball
M.L. Sherwood
Monica La Porta
Ottilie Weber
Patrick Freivald
Phil Cantrill
Robert Gray
Ron C. Nieto
S. Patrick Pothier
Tricia Kristufek
Vered Ehsani
*Brandon Eye bonus story

Editor/compiler: Amy Eye of The Eyes for Editing
Cover Design: Kyra Smith

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