Celebrate An Author
Hello, world! In my book, today is Celebrate An Author Day and this post is dedicated to all those amazing authors who have colored my life with their words and their worlds. Today I’m sharing their books with all of you guys, so have a look at their blurbs and click on the link that’s going to take you straight to Amazon. Support an author and share the love because by elevating others, we elevate ourselves.
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Slayer Princess Miranda, heir to the throne, has hated the Vampyres for a thousand years. Since the Awakening, she’s fought to protect her people, choosing to be a warrior more than a royal. When a female Vampyre washes up on the shore of her compound’s riverbank, she seizes the opportunity to take the offensive.
Sathan, King of the Vampyres, distraught at his sister’s disappearance and captivity, agrees to travel with Miranda to resect the Blade of Pestilence, also hoping to change his people’s state of endless war. Although the woman hates him due to the constant raids on her compound for the Slayers’ life-giving blood, he can’t help but admire the stubborn and strong princess.
As their journey progresses, both begin to understand that they are aligned in their hatred of Crimeous, leader of the Deamons, as well as their hope for peace between the Slayers and Vampyres. Determined to fight their growing attraction, they forge a tentative truce. But old wounds run deep and trust is scarce. Their faith in each other must remain strong or all will be lost…
The End Of Hatred – Rebecca Hefner
Succumbing to desire isn’t a modern misdeed, it’s an ancient game of warfare between pleasure and pain. Eve played it first in the Garden of Eden and her legacy continues in Christine Roberts.
Eve’s nemesis was a piece of fruit and a snake full of encouragement. Christine’s is forbidden involvement with a man while stuck in an unfulfilling marriage. Temptation never gets old, it only gets more seductive.
Dear Eve – Brassie Kinson
Reporter Dayna Dalton’s reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother’s footsteps; never given a chance to prove she’s different. Dayna’s been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty.
He’s happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange things are always happening. Dayna is doomed to this loveless life until she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character. Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept a greater love?
The Devil and Dayna Dalton – Brit Lunden
The kidnapping of a child on the way home from school is every parents worst nightmare, for the Keatings it’s no nightmare, it’s a reality.
A reality made worse when it is suspected the Russian Mafia is behind the kidnapping to force Owen Keating to sell his business.
Are the rumours true, or is there something else going on?
Inspector Stone Mysteries – Alex R Carver
England, 2003. Tom McIntyre is a worried man. Debts are piling up, his career is in free-fall, and his family life is under strain. Only his wife, Alison, remains unswerving in her support. Close to rock bottom, he clinches the deal of a lifetime before tragedy strikes, putting everything Tom values at risk.
In the aftermath, a toxic mix of grief, substance abuse and blame lead to different paths for the family. Duplicity is a story of lost innocence, unwitting deals with darker forces, and fragile family bonds. Can grief, love, lies and hate be reconciled? And can Tom repair his fractured family and release himself from the pact he has made? What fate does he deserve?
Duplicity – Fin C Gray
So you think you know your dog?
Bazza is an easy-going middle-aged college lecturer with a taste for weed, porn, beer and redheads. When he adopts a rescue dog, he sees nothing odd about the animal. Then a Himalayan monk comes to visit, and senses something strange.
Dog!: You’ll Never Look At Your Dog the Same Way Again. – Mike Robbins
Best friends since kindergarten, survivalists Alex and Mickey take prepping to a new level when they win the biggest lottery in history. Sparing no expense, they build the ultimate subterranean bunker complex. With dreams of surviving the apocalypse in comfort and luxury, they stockpile their fortress with plenty of weed, women, and song. No expense is spared, no scenario is overlooked.
But when a meteorite erases Mexico and covers Arizona with a massive debris field, Alex and Mickey soon discover that being kings of the apocalypse is not nearly as much fun as they had envisioned, and certainly a lot more work than they had signed up for.
Calizona: This ain’t yer Daddy’s apocalypse – Ralph Rotten
Step into an epic world of sword and sorcery, intrigue and betrayal…The realm of Drinnglennin hangs poised on the cusp of chaos, for Urlion Konigur, the High King, is dying and has yet to name an heir. Rumors abound that the Helgrins, Drinnglennin’s bitterest foes, are preparing their longboats to raid the Isle’s shores, while the roving å Livåri folk, for whom the island kingdom is the last sanctuary, are strangely disappearing.
And in distant Belestar, the fabled dragons are stirring from their self-imposed exile…Drinnglennin’s hopes lie with the wizard Morgan, who must gather together and safeguard the king’s possible heirs, all three of whom are coming of age. Yet a dangerously powerful house seeks the succession for one of their own, even if it means disrupting the fragile peace of the realm. One thing is certain: whoever next sits on the Einhorn Throne will determine the fate not only of Drinnglennin, but of all who dwell in the Known World.
Portents of Chaos (The Drinnglennin Chronicles) – K. C. Julius
A modern retelling of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s ballad poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Necromancy Cottage steps into a world where magic is around every corner… but there’s a high price to pay for it.
Troubled fifteen-year-old Casey Harris has fled to Clover Isle, a spooky and isolated place where everything seems to be frozen in the 1970’s, where spells to ward off hexes are painted on doors, and where a sinister witch is rumoured to have cursed the forest, making the place virtually uninhabitable… but when Casey sneaks into the forest to build herself a makeshift camp, she comes across a secluded and quaint little cottage, home to a powerful sorcerer who knows just about everything to do with magic.
Desmond Trauer knows how to levitate dishes and food in mid-air. He knows how to conjure up ghosts of the deceased. He knows how to grow giant pumpkins and string beans that offer an infinite supply. He even knows how to seal the island, preventing his house guests from leaving… Finding herself trapped on Clover Isle, Casey befriends Scott and Celia, the two young adults who run their absentee parents’ small diner along the coastline, and Holly, Desmond’s apprentice sorcerer. But the threat of the witch looms closer and closer every day, and Desmond becomes more and more restrictive, leading Casey to tear down the alluring illusion of what’s been built on Clover Isle and uncovering something she never expected to find.
Necromancy Cottage: Or, The Black Art of Gnawing On Bones – Rebecca McNutt
Her parents may be the two most powerful wizards in the country, but Luskell doesn’t have any magic of her own, so she’s stuck spending a summer with her grandmother in the small town of Deep River where her father is the hometown hero. Then the dead start to visit her dreams with mysterious messages.
In a secret pact with her friends Jagryn and Laki, Luskell begins to teach herself magic and discovers an apparently bottomless well of untapped power. But before she has control over this ability, her dead grandfather appears with a dire warning. With no way to send word to her parents, Luskell and her friends mount a daring rescue. Can they get to the capital in time to save the country … and her parents’ lives?
Daughter of Magic – Karen Eisembrey
Botany Bay, 1790 – One by one, a colony of white-skinned pioneers disappear from their camp. Did the legendary rainbow serpent of the Dreamtime, Goorialla, wreak revenge on the ghosts for disturbing its sacred watering hole?
North-east coast of Japan 2011, vicinity of Fukushima Nuclear Plant – Seismic waves on the Pacific Ocean floor cause a catastrophic tsunami. The mythical giant catfish, Namazu, is believed to seek retribution for human greed by creating earthquakes. Could it be to blame?
Door and other twisted tales is a collection of ten, dark portal stories, each set in a different time, a different place, yet woven together by supernatural visitations which result in the death, destruction and disappearance of humans in recompense for their actions.
From Plague – the embodiment of the 14th Century Black Death, to Shams – a contemporary tale of the mysteries of quantum physics and the mind, Door and other twisted tales will lead you on a journey through time and place as the consequences of greed, loneliness. fear and impulse, are exposed.
Door and other twisted tales – Catherine McCarthy
‘You’re only a prisoner if you believe you are.’
Magic. Sheltered from the cruelties of the world, Princess Violetta came to adore it. When a terrible tragedy befalls her realm, she vows to shun her royal duties, setting off a chain of events that will see her true power come to light.
Prince Ryore spent his life at the mercy of his father and was deemed the weak link in the chain of command. His new found status as Emperor sees the entire Frost realm bow to him. Little does he know that enemies lurk within his walls, determined to end his reign before it begins.
The Flame Queen – Dax Munro
Sephora Cassidy is a shapeshifter, and a prisoner in her own home. Her mother, Mabel, works tirelessly to keep her safe from a world who would seek to destroy her and exploit her powers. But Mabel’s motives seem far from noble, and when Sephora questions their life of hiding, her mother’s behavior spawns more questions than answers.
Escape looks like the only answer, and Seph sets out to establish her freedom in the very universe that’s out to get her. But for once in her life, she finds she is not alone – suddenly she discovers that relationships shouldn’t be laced with manipulation, and there are good people in this world who care about her. Will she finally be free of her mother’s iron rule? And can she learn to open her heart to someone who doesn’t want to control her?
Force of Nature (The Shifter Chronicles Book 1) – Caelyn Shaner
Twenty-seven year-old Bella Carismo is only looking to help people. Working as a psychologist in her hometown of Williamstown, she wants to expand her private counselling practice.
But those plans come to a screeching halt when she receives the first message. It comes from a person Bella doesn’t know, but who is extremely interested in her. Soon she’s bombarded with more emails and text messages that quickly escalate to vandalism and a physical attack on her life.
With the harassment steadily increasing, Bella crosses paths with Marco Petrazini, a senior detective who might be able to help her stop the stalker.
But Bella isn’t the only one facing attacks. When a girl from Bella’s past is murdered, Bella and Marco work together to solve the crimes, while trying to navigate their growing attraction to each other. As they fall deeper into uncovering the truth, they realise it could be more than either of them is willing to face.
Despite how they feel about each other, with Marco on Bella’s case, their budding romance is strictly forbidden. And every day that passes is one where the stakes are higher and the stalker grows bolder, resulting in a tragedy that shatters Bella’s world.
With more people turning up dead, her closest friends becoming targets, and the suspects piling up, Bella and Marco soon find that their lives, and the lives of those around them, are in serious danger.
Haunted By The Past (Friends In Crisis Book 1) – Lucy Appadoo
On Terra, the empire of Basur calls the shots and everybody else gets into line. Almost everybody…
The Askar get into line for no-one. They don’t seem to know when they’re beaten. Ruthless, indomitable, they are capable of anything. Like kidnapping a DSS officer for interrogation from the streets of Basur’s own capital.
Kendra Veiss, the officer in question, should be dead. Instead, she walks out of an Askari black site without a scratch on her. That’s enough excitement for a while, even for a girl who works for the Basuri DSS — the most powerful intelligence organisation on Terra. But it proves only the beginning of a cat and mouse game between her and Aran Reiner.
Reiner, an Askari secret service agent, engineered her release. Now he’s hanging around her like a hungry stray. She’s indebted to him, but he’s bad, bad news. Untrustworthy, manipulative. Dangerous to herself and a crucial DSS asset she must protect at all costs. But his arresting looks pull her like a magnet, stopping her breath, making her ache to yield to temptation.
What does Reiner really want? And how far would he go to get it?
Strategic Entanglements: An action-packed, sexy suspense thriller – D. E. Knightley
They grew up together in the same foster home…
Chris Ledford swore he would never go back to his hometown of Mountainview, Colorado. He escaped thirteen years ago on a Christmas Eve, after spending years in foster homes, existing only as a number in the system. He had nothing to go back to, except Selene, a girl who had found her way to his soul so many years ago. Chris is now a hotshot music producer in Los Angeles, not even thinking about the demons of his past.
However, his entire world shifts on its axis when he unexpectedly sees Selene after a decade of silence. What he thought was buried has again resurfaced, and he would stop at nothing to see the woman who had his soul in her hands, and redeem himself for the mistakes he had made.
But then he left…
Selene McClaran knew how it felt to have everything one moment, and then lose it the next. She was an orphan with no real home most of her life. Chris was someone she didn’t like to think about because he destroyed the remnants of her childhood when he decided to leave so many years ago. He was her first love when she was only a teen, but even then, he was a complex person who hid so much beneath the surface. Now, Selene is the mayor of the small town that had raised her, the town that she loved. But everything changes when her old flame returns and reignites the fire that he extinguished so many years ago.
If You Come Back – Alexis Leia
It is 1685 and autumn in Madrid. Life there is bad for men but much worse for women. Recently widowed, Francisca needs a new purpose in life. With the odds heavily weighed against her, she decides to investigate the mysterious death, sixteen years before, of her bright and gifted son, while he was at university. Did he die of some undetected illness? Did he commit suicide? Or was he murdered?
Disguised as mother and son, Francisca and her friend Inés leave Madrid to challenge the staff at Juan’s college, twenty miles away. How can they possibly succeed with this cold case? How will they discover what happened and who can help? What dangers are lurking? Surely, any evidence will be destroyed or lost, after so long… or will it?This fast moving thriller shows how unyielding determination can help unravel puzzling events of the past. It demonstrates how new friendships can blossom from the smallest of buds.
Return to Madrid – Gordon Thomas
Susan always knew her relationship with her mother was different from that of other mothers and daughters. As a young girl, she struggled to cope with her mother’s unpredictable behavior, rejection, and abandonment. At the age of sixteen, she left home and put it all behind her. Years later, her mother was diagnosed with a devastating illness, and Susan was suddenly faced with the difficult decision to care for both of her parents.
In this inspiring, soul-searching memoir, Susan tells the story of a troubled childhood, her struggles as an adult, and her determination to find peace with her mother before it’s too late. After her mother’s death, Susan confronted a haunting past to seek answers and break the chain of dysfunction in her family.
The year is 1941. Shortly after the United States declares war on Japan in response to Pearl Harbor, Japan’s Tripartite Treaty allies, Germany and Italy, declare war on America. The United States finds itself in a two-theater war.
President Franklin Roosevelt sets as America’s first priority the defeat of Nazi Germany, electing to wage a more-or-less holding war in the Pacific. In the beginning, the only force opposing the Japanese onslaught in the Pacific is the U.S. Submarine Service.
Jake Lawlor begins his war as executive officer aboard USS S-49, an aged S-class submarine, with orders to conduct unrestricted warfare against the enemy in the Pacific. When a freak mid-sea grounding causes the loss S-49, Jake assumes command of another boat, USS Orca, a new Gato-class submarine, under construction in Groton, CT. As Jake prepares a new boat and a freshly-assembled crew for war, the conflict in the Pacific is going badly for the Allies.
This is the story of Captain Lawlor’s eleven war patrols, including an ongoing conflict with Imperial Japanese Navy Captain Hiriake Ito of the destroyer Atsukaze. The crew of the Orca is made up of grizzled veterans and wet-behind-the-ears youngsters, all working together for a single purpose: to bring an implacable enemy to its knees. Along the way, friendships are forged, and love affairs and marriages are created—and destroyed.
Silent Warriors: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific – Gene Masters
Turn your dreams into reality by creating a practical, actionable plan.
Author Rachel Hall knows it’s challenging to make time for your dreams when everyday activities get in the way. Most people go through life without taking the chance to accomplish that one goal that means a lot to them. Without proper guidance, people often go through life, settling for the best that they can do.
But you don’t need to put up with this.
In this guide, Rachel uncovers a powerful action plan which will help you overcome negative behaviors, find motivation for living, and finally reach the goals you desire! With questions, activities, and projects to help you apply this advice to your life, you’ll be able to build a solid strategy to boost your happiness, improve your mental health, and find personal growth.
Inside, you’ll discover:
- How to Find the BEST System For You
- Supercharging Your Productivity, Time Management, and More
- Improving Your Mental Health and Overcoming Negative Thought Patterns
- Finding Motivation in Life
- The Power of Hobbies and Building Skills
- And Much More!
Unlock the Power of Self-Development – Rachel Hall
Without truth, love is a fantasy. Love, despite the truth, is divine.
Henry, a handsome nobody, wakes up imprisoned in a cage hanging in the medieval kingdom of Ironhorn, at the mercy of two very different foes:
Brigit, an enchantingly beautiful witch, needs Henry to love her, but stealing his heart is more complicated than either could have anticipated.
King Sievers, the pompous, tyrannical ruler of Ironhorn, is determined to conquer all beasts—men and witches alike.
Strange and magical events lead to a battle none could have imagined, and none may survive.
The Caged Man and the Witch – E.J. Stillings
Eight achingly original, wonderfully witty and touchingly tender stories spanning the globe.
Antarctica, New Zealand, India, New York City,
Malta, Italy, Switzerland, England.
Eight countries. Eight strangers. Eight Escapes.
Maps of Bliss and Rage – Mario Dhingsa
What happens when we unconsciously take to an extreme an idea, a thought or an emotion? Sometimes, before being termed an obsession, such extremes actually shape our lives. In this collection of six short stories, such extremes of the human psyche impact a panic-stricken wife, a bored small-town professor, an amorous would-be adulterer, a dissatisfied village bride, a charming princess and a murderess with unusual motivations.
Why did Su panic at the sight of a dog? Why did the talented Prof. Shukla hide himself in a small-town college? Can a hankering for perfection interfere with the laws of attraction? What lay behind Binni-Ma’s half-burnt face? What became of the pleasant princess? What was the mystery of Anmola? Who knows, these slice-of-life tales may resonate with you…
Extremely: A Collection of Short Stories – Deepti Sharma
Wouldn’t it be great if fatherhood came with a manual?
Sure, there are plenty of parenting books on the market. There are whole college courses devoted to child development and the ins and outs of communicating with people young and old, but there’s no better way to learn to be a parent than to do it.
Good, bad, not-quite-right, or by some strokes of luck, almost right, fatherhood isn’t always disastrous. In fact, it’s the most rewarding thing a man can do. Add in a little sugar and spice and raise a daughter and you’ve got a recipe for failure if you’re not careful.
Raised Smart from a fathers point of view is my experience in a little thing called parenting a daughter from a dad’s perspective. I’m here to tell you it’s the best thing I’ve ever done successfully.
This book offers insight into what worked, what didn’t quite go as planned, and how bringing up a daughter changed my life in ways I will forever be grateful for. From learning to play freely to learning to accept that some things are fine just the way they are to learning to connect to another part of yourself that you never knew existed.
Raised Smart: From a Father’s point of view – Dalton Smith
Nina Truman is a teenaged girl living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1697. Although she and her family possess magic, there is no way to escape the gossip that has already lined up six supposed witches to hang.
Before she knows it, her mother is arrested as the seventh. With the help of an unexpected new friend, she must venture into the unknown to save her family and her beloved town, both from the influence of witchcraft, and from itself.
Salem Shadows – Kiera-Lynn Hart
I was married minutes before the pastor was shot dead.
Married to a woman who was a loner like me. Minutes before we were taken captive by a biker gang.
Chained down, I was forced to listen as my bride was questioned. I heard her wedding dress tear. I wanted to kill them all.
Dealer – president of the club – had his doubts about us being feds. Now he has to clean up the mistake.
I was taken in by the Iron Crows Motorcycle Club. My murderous anger morphed into something else. They had a mission in their small town that was more than running a couple of bars. Their efforts were helped along by a sheriff who looked the other way.
And there I was, with my bride, right in the middle of it.
Captive Couple – Laran Mithras
No Way Out.
Welcome to the Darkwoods.
Deep in a mystical wood, four clans of boys live in treehouses, their story lost in time and their pasts buried with it. The forest is split by a crocodile-infested river, overgrown with giant trees and woven with dark secrets.
Leonardo is a member of Raven Clan, the boldest and fiercest of the four clans, led by his ruthless older brother Aleksander. When clan hostilities begin to build, Aleksander gives Leonardo his own patrol and sends him on the river to defend Raven Clan’s territory. Leonardo quickly learns that nothing is as it seems, and a series of inexplicable events — including a mysterious Native girl who shows up on the riverbank, calling Leonardo and his friends ‘Lost Boys’ — leads him to question everything he’s ever known about the woods he calls home.
As the clan hostilities erupt into a fully-fledged war, Leonardo is forced to make a choice that will determine the very fate of Raven Clan and everyone he cares about.
Lost Boys: Book One of the Lost Boys Trilogy – Riley Quinn
A mission to avenge her father’s murder turns to a harrowing quest for 16-year-old Milla to save two worlds from a tyrannical queen. But when a spell her father cast to suppress her memories begins to wane, Milla discovers her entire life is a lie. Shattered, she’s left questioning everything. What is good? What is evil? And more importantly, what is she.
Asper – Rhonda Smiley
Lilly Honey Star is a 15-year-old like no other; she is the sole survivor of a mass murder and is suspected of being the half-mad murderess. Detective Stacy has her doubts about Lilly’s guilt, and when a stranger starts asking bizarre questions, she—along with Lilly—is pulled into the core of the case, which is bigger and more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.
Xander Chase and the Unicorn Code – Carrie Weston
Since her last trip to Mount Rushmore, Little Miss HISTORY has journeyed more than 1700 miles over land, sea and air to reach her second destination, The Statue of Liberty. This national treasure stands proudly in New York Harbor welcoming all people to the land of freedom and opportunity.
In this second book of the series, Little Miss HISTORY will help you discover who thought of the statue in the first place, the values she symbolizes, the architects and engineers who built Lady Liberty, and the little known individuals who contributed their pennies to make her debut in New York’s harbor possible. You will learn about why she remains a promise and symbol of the hopes and aspirations of many people around the world and not just to immigrants coming to America. Come now and follow Little Miss HISTORY as she enlightens you about The Statue of Liberty!
Little Miss HISTORY Travels to The Statue of Liberty – Barbara Ann Mojica
Parish, a very curious young girl, is going on her first “quiet” mushroom hunt with her dad. Will Parish find a Morel mushroom? This humorous story is a great way for any parent or therapist to target the “sh” sound. There are over 80 examples of “sh” in various word locations to help improve speech development.
This book also includes tips for parents who are working with the child’s speech at home. A firm believer in helping children learn while having fun, Graham has written the books in the Talking Tales series to be entertaining reads for any child, regardless of speech skills.
Talking Tales: Shh . . . Don’t Scare the Mushrooms – Erica Graham
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