Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine and coffee are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration. She is the author of The Seeker Series (YA paranormal) and The Way to Her Heart (YA romantic suspense).
Bradon Nave is an award winning NA/YA author. He was born and raised in Oklahoma. He attended a small school during junior high and high school, and graduated with only three people in his class. After graduate school, he decided to devote his spare time to his passion of writing.Bradon currently lives in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with his wife and two young children. He loves running, being with friends, and writing.
D.A. Roach is a YA/NA writer who enjoys the challenge of crafting stories in different genres. When she’s not writing, she enjoys going to rock concerts, hockey games, horror movies and gardening.
ERIN LEE is a freelance writer and therapist living with her family in southern New Hampshire. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC. She is also author of Wave to Papa, 2015, Nine Lives, 2016, and Alters, 2016 with Limitless Publishing. She authored Losing Faith with Black Rose Writing. Other titles include Host, Merge, Her Name Was Sam, Take Me As I Am, 99 Bottles, The Morning After and award-winning When I’m Dead. In her free time, she works on her upcoming releases, Just Things, a novel built on the life of Jimmie Putnam as seen here in her story, “Jimmie’s Freezers,” (The trouble with) Butterfly Kisses, From Russia, With Love, and Between the Cushions: A poetry collection.
ELIZABETH RODERICK grew up as a barefoot ruffian on a fruit orchard near Yakima, in the eastern part of Washington State. After weathering the grunge revolution and devolution in Olympia, Washington, Portland, Oregon and Seattle, she recently moved to a small cluster of houses amidst the vineyards of California’s Central Coast.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and worked for many years as a paralegal and translator. She is a musician and songwriter, and has played in many bands, rocking some instruments she doesn’t even know the real names for, but mostly guitar, bass and keyboards.
Elizabeth writes novels for young adults and adults; short stories; and memoir which is way more interesting than it should be. Her stories are about love, death, gang warfare, and madness; her characters tend to be of the type that society generally shuns: addicts, convicts, and the mentally ill. She believes if people get to know these characters in stories and in real life, they’ll find them more likeable than they originally thought.
She applies Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo method to fiction writing. It often gets a little heavier than what she had in mind, but she chalks it up to forced consciousness expansion.
Her author webpage can be found at http://www.talesfrompurgatory.com
Thomas S. Flowers
With a face only a mother could love, Thomas S. Flowers hides away to create character-driven stories of dark fiction. Residing in the swamps of Houston, Texas, with his wife and daughter, his debut novel, Reinheit, was soon published with Shadow Work Publishing, along with The Incredible Zilch Von Whitstein, Apocalypse Meow, Lanmò, The Hobbsburg Horror, and FEAST. His military/paranormal thriller series, The Subdue Series, including Dwelling, Emerging, Conceiving, and Converging, are published with Limitless Publishing, LLC. In 2008, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served for seven years, with three tours serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2014, Thomas graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a Bachelors in History. He blogs at machinemean[dot]org, where he reviews movies and books on a wide range of strange yet oddly related topics. You can hide from Thomas by joining his author newsletter at http://goo.gl/2CozdE.
Taylor Henderson is a psychology major at the University of Mary Washington. She was born and raised in Northern Virginia and has been an adamant reader and writer since she was young. Taylor plans to continue writing, and hopes to continue to expand to different genres in the future.
Luke Swanson was born and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in English writing, along with history and international studies minors.
Jackie Sonnenberg is an actor and writer living in Orlando, Florida, where she brings scares to life on a daily basis. She is an actor at a year-round zombie-themed attraction, also writing its backstory: www.zombieoutbreak.co/blog
She is working on more books and stories in the dark side, including her own twist on Nursery Rhymes.
Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.
For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books. If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more!
INKLO is a brand-new viral story-telling and reading app and I’m privileged to be one of 4 launch partners helping to get it started.
Here’s how it works: head over to the App Store or your Android app store and download Inklo. Then check out the authors and give them a follow. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’re notified whenever a new weekly episode drops. It’s a ton of fun! You can comment and interact with other readers. IT’S ALL FREE!
My story is called MOVING ON and is a young adult ghost story/romance. Check it out and give me a follow!
Kylie Davis is a high school senior who’s smart, pretty, and should be on top of the world. But her boyfriend’s death in a fiery car wreck at the end of their junior year changed everything. After a summer abroad, trying to learn to deal with her overwhelming grief, she’s finally ready to get back to her life. That’s a tall order when her boyfriend, who is extremely dead, shows up at school. Having Drew’s ghost follow her around is not the best way to get over him, but he says he has unfinished business before he can move on to wherever he’s supposed to be. He has no idea what this unfinished business is—only that it has something to do with her.
Her world is rocked again when the police announce Drew’s death wasn’t an accident. Kylie is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and figure out who killed him, but is the danger all in the past?
If you love John Green’s stories, don’t miss this giveaway! The prize includes an autographed first edition of The Fault In Our Stars, the special edition of Looking For Alaska (with tons of bonus material), two new books Green has recommended, and a TFioS pillow case.
I’ve teamed up with some author friends to bring you this giveaway, so click the image or link below to enter:
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Her faith is tested as she tries to survive the Hell her life has become.
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Shayla’s scars run deeper than those on her body. Being beaten by a man you loved can do that to you. Shayla barely survived her first love, Eric. He left her broken and scarred in more ways than one.
Her best friend Adam is the only man she has been able to trust since. Friends since childhood, Adam has been in love with Shayla for as long as he can remember. He couldn’t save her from Eric, but he is determined never to fail her again. There’s just one little thing she doesn’t know—Adam is a werewolf.
Shayla gets sucked into a world of werewolves and finds herself opening up to Adam’s love, but there is one alpha wolf who threatens to take it all away. If they are going to survive they’ll need to come together to fight for each other and their pack. Can Shayla find the strength to leave her past behind and fight for the future she deserves?
Kick-start your summer!
48 FREE Young Adult and Clean Romance stories from 48 new and best-selling authors. Fill your Kindle (or another e-reader) and enjoy reading all summer.
Will Hannah Miller learn to move on from her ex-boyfriend so she can make room in her heart for the hottie next door?
Girl determined to stay Virgin until married. Obnoxious rock star determined to change her mind. Chaos and romance ensue!
In a city of millions, can she find her one in a million?
|Better Off by Yesenia Vargas
Ariana’s not supposed to have a boyfriend, but she doesn’t mind breaking the rules for Carlos. What happens when Carlos isn’t the Prince Charming she was hoping for?
|Holding On by Rachael BrownellBecca has to choose between the love she has for her best friend, Brad, and something new and exciting with Ethan. Will she hold on to her past, or move forward with her future?||
Sixteen-year-old Regan Stone has a plan and she’s got to stick to it if she want’s to make it out of her gossip-ridden small town. But when her best her best-friend-since-forever, Lane, confesses his secret to her, she has until summer’s end to choose between following her dreams or taking a chance at love.
One big white dress. One bouquet of flowers. Two high school sweethearts.
When Reese’s mom is diagnosed with cancer, Reese has two choices: find strength and perseverance to care for her mom, or disengage from the family like her dad. What will Reese choose?
|Naked and Far From Home by J.P. GriderTia loves Clinton; Clinton has a secret. Will sharing that secret affect their love for each other?|
A retelling of Peter Pan set in modern day high school in which Wendy gets caught in the middle of a prank war and a war for her heart between two rival lacrosse captains, Peter and James.
Kay knows she cannot stay with Carter. She knows that his next suicide attempt may be fatal. But she wants, above all, to live her life on her own terms – not on somebody else’s.
|Moon River by Amber D. TranMoon River follows the childhoods of Abigail and Ryan as they grow up together in northern West Virginia.|
YA Urban Fantasy
|New Orleans Magic by J.L. Hendricks
The Pussycat Dolls meet Urban Fantasy.
|Discovery by Char Webster
What would you do if you suddenly discovered that the people around you are much more than they seem? How would you react if you suddenly could read people’s thoughts? Would you trust the sexy mysterious stranger who seems to appear everywhere you go? Discover the dangers of being Gifted.
|Seeker by Amy Reece
Ally is 16 and psychic; Jack is 18 and trouble. Will they be able to save a friend in trouble before it’s too late? Will they find love along the way?
Cassie thought magic would be her key to fitting in. She soon finds that magic isn’t the only thing kept hidden in her small community. There are other things that go bump in the night, and they all seem to want a piece of her.
A companion novella to the Shadowed Series, this story follows Melanie parents, Elaine and Darren, through their whirlwind romance and the series of events that led to their ultimate separation.
Dutch born, Matilde, the estranged niece of Lord Van Arend, barters with her scheming mother to spend the summer with the only friends she’s ever had, the Ravensgaard at Castle Brannach. The only problem is, what she has offered her mother is information, information that will break her friends’ trust and begin the downfall of the regime that governs them all.
Tara grew up playing and laughing with her twin best friends, life is uncomplicated and carefree — until she falls for one of them. The wrong one.
|Dead Love by Gabby Griffin
Will Lace help the ghost in her new house find peace? Or will their twisted pasts drown them?
|Discerning Spirits by Kellie McAllen
To fulfill his destiny, he’ll have to uncover hers.
“This is the Arena, and here we live to die.” These are the words carved into a holding cell where genetically-altered gladiators, the winged humans called Galdoni, are trained to fight. Kale, rescued by three high school students and nursed back from the brink of death, is given the chance to experience life as a human.
Even though mortals think the gods have disappeared, Olympus still rules. Demigods have elite hunters who viciously kill monsters. And Hope has a deadly secret…
Science Fiction Romance/Fairy Tale Retelling
|Alien Frog Prince by J.M. Page and Juno Wells
Prince Zakrom is long past the age of finding his One, the girl who will break the curse that keeps him hideous. Until he meets the scattered but beautiful Earth girl and instantly knows she’s for him.
YA Time Travel
|Clockwise by Elle Strauss
A teen time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward….
|Protector by Joanne Wadsworth
Faith never expected to encounter Magio, a planet with two warring countries. Now, she must battle against both love and land if she wants to remain with her soul-bound mate.
|Clicks by Amy Evans
Cami is looking forward to a summer of lifeguard training and having fun. But all of that changes when she gets hurt, falls in love, and those the cares about most begin to drown.
|A Curse of Stone and Moonlight by Ashley Maker
Cursed to become a marble statue in a wicked sorcerer’s private art gallery, a teenage girl must find a way out before she’s trapped forever.
|When I Wake by Lara Ann
Ash has a secret, it has the chance to make or break her.
The society one girl thought was protecting her has actually been betraying her, but she has no idea how to break away from its authority without hurting everyone she loves.
|Rebel’s Blade by Frost Kay
War. Secrets. Betrayal. Meet Sage: Loyal. Fierce. Sassy. Strong. Daughter, swordmaker, spy, and rebellion leader. Meet your next epic adventure.
| Shades of Valhalla by Ellis Logan
One girl to save the world, or end it… Dark fae, myth and magic.
When Cendrilla is forcibly betrothed to Bluebeard, a Lord known for killing his wives, she escapes to the capital with his slave, Jack. But Rilla soon finds that Bluebeard and his cut-throat mercenaries are in hot pursuit, desperate to exact their vengeance.
|Rhinoceros Summer by Jamie Thornton
LETHAL AMBITION…A rare rhinoceros on the brink of extinction. A trophy hunter on the verge of bankruptcy. A young photographer desperate for fame.
In a dystopian future, 16-year-old Kaiden Reed risks his life in a brutal race to impress the girl of his dreams. But can he trust the person who recruited him – or are they using him to carry out their own bold and reckless agenda?
|Elimination by Marina Epley
For fans of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner and X-Men. Immerse yourself in a gritty YA dystopian adventure with telepathy, hypnosis and mind reading.
|Fools Rush In by Eveline Hart
Join Anna Murphy as she finds love in the American Frontier. This is a sweet Mail Order Bride Romance you are sure to love!
|Rodeo Knights Boxed Set 1-3
Someone is trying to sabotage the rodeo circuit the Knight brothers hold so dear. Together they must find out who is responsible before someone gets killed!
|Lizzie by Bethany Rose
Lizzie Hazlitt is forced to leave Dalton, Wyoming to escape her cruel and overbearing mother. Joseph Kendicott is advertising for a mail-order bride; he’s in trouble with the law and he figures that having a wife is better than any disguise.
|Smile… You are Famous by Mary Kelly Reed
A few weeks before her wedding, Laura discovers that everyone is identifying her with Daphne, a comic series heroine. At first, she smiles at the whims of the universe, but her smile fades away when she realizes that Daphne and she are so alike because she was created by David, her ex-fiancé.
|loveandpizza.it by Daniela Pesconi-Arthur
An unexpected job interview via Skype and a job offer in Napoli help just graduated Dr. Carolina decide to embark on the craziest adventure of her life. In Napoli, she will find out that choosing a pizza topping isn’t the most difficult thing to do, after all…
Sweet Contemporary Romance
Science Fiction Fantasy Romance
|Whispers of a Faded Dreamer by Celesta Thiessen
A love-starved young woman slips away every night to adventure with dragons, mermaids, and even aliens but then she wakes up.
Escape to the borderlands of Scotland in the time of Mary Queen of Scots, where a feisty English heiress meets a brawny Scottish laird who should be her mortal enemy – but a shared love for horses draws them together and kindles a passion that respects no boundaries, endangering more than just their hearts…
We are very excited to reveal with you all the stunning cover of DEAD END ROAD by Lori Whitwam designed by Derange Doctor Designs! This Romantic Suspense is set to release July 14th from Limitless Publishing!
As the noose tightens, one thing becomes clear…
Today we have a great guest post from Cassandra Fear, author of THE FLAMES Trilogy! She’s got some great advice for selling your book online. Welcome, Cassandra!
How to Sell Your Book Online
There are many ways to sell your book online. There are so many avenues you can go down now with social media. Let’s start with the big ones.
- Facebook. There are tons of ways to get noticed on Facebook now. You can utilize your author page and join in author takeovers. Have release parties. And, don’t forget you can also run ads on Facebook and target a specific audience. If you can master the Facebook add, it can help you sell books. I’ve seen people succeed with these, but I myself haven’t mastered them yet.
- Instagram. Post pictures of your paperback and doll it up. Set a scene. There is a huge market for this on Instagram with the bookstagrammers. Just don’t forget to hashtag. You can also post teasers and buy links and get the word out about your amazing book.
- Twitter. I don’t know how well twitter does for book sales, but I believe it can help if you use the right hashtags. For me, I use twitter to connect with other authors. We are such a bit community and the support is amazing to have on your side. So, even though I’m sure Twitter can help with sales, I’m not sure how well it does.
- Ads with online sites. Such as Bookbub (very expensive) and on down the line to other sites like Bookshark. There are a ton of places you can book adds, especially if your book is free or 99 cents for a short period of time. The more downloads you get helps get your book out there and might make the reader buy your next book, so running free sales can help and you might see a boost in sales for a while, but it won’t last forever.
- And finally, do book blitzes and blog tours. These are crucial for a new author to get their name out in the industry. You need reviews and blog tours can get people who love to review to read your book. It can help spread your name all over the internet, too. So, do them as much as you can.
Either way, your first book might not bring you a ton of sales. The best thing to do is write more and write frequently. If you do this and release more books, chances are more people will find you then. But, in the meantime, keep posting those buy links whenever you can. Just don’t make that all you post. Nobody likes a spammer.
Series Title: The Flames Trilogy
Author: Cassandra Fear
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cassandra Fear lives in Ohio with her husband, two kids and two dogs. Hiking, taking care of her fish tank and reading are her favorite hobbies. She loves chocolate, hates driving in the snow and could eat macaroni and cheese every day. In her spare time, she loves to write, and has always dreamed of becoming an author.
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Above The Flames (Book 1)
Surrounded By Flames (Book 2)
She continued toward the sidewalk, taking in all the small shops that lined Main Street. Each side looked the same. Blood splatters. Broken windows. Glass sprinkling the street. She saw another body sprawled face down on the sidewalk, a puddle of crimson soaking into the concrete, turning dark brown. It seemed like she was walking through a haunted house, not the town she fell in love with.
Jasmine covered her mouth and she gasped as she passed Mr. Gregory’s barber shop, where Pa always got his hair cut. Mr. Gregory sat with his back to the wall in the doorway; his neck cut open and red streams flowing down it.
Footsteps pounded the asphalt behind her, and she knew the others had joined her, but it didn’t register. She rushed to the barbershop and grabbed the barber’s wrist, checked for a pulse, and let his dead arm fall to the ground. It landed with a thud that echoed off the walls in the small entrance. She cringed at the sight of blood coating his skin. Her stomach roiled and she stepped backward until she slammed into the wall behind. She turned her head, not wanting to see what lay before her.
Caim came forward and crouched down next to the body. “His body’s still warm. They can’t be far.”
“Everyone stay close. We don’t know what we are walking into,” Lamia said quietly but firmly.
Jasmine walked forward mechanically, and Beau matched her pace. She took steps, one after the other, like a zombie. Trash littered the sidewalks. Glass shards crunched under her feet as she followed Caim. The coppery smell of blood filled her senses. Dead bodies surrounded her. So many bodies.
Her voice shook. “Is there anyone left alive?”
Jasmine tapped under his chin and made him draw his eyes back up to hers. “Listen, I get it. The could haves will drive you nuts, though, so I suggest you let it go and focus on the now. It doesn’t matter what the angels did wrong or what they did right. It matters that we are here, now, to stop the demons. Who knows, maybe this really is our destiny. All I know is I’m ready to fight. Aren’t you?”
He smiled and leaned closer to her. “You know, you can be very inspirational when you aren’t sulking.”
“I don’t sulk.” She laughed because even though she’d denied it, she knew she did sulk. A lot.
“Mmm. I think you do. We will just have to agree to disagree.”
Their faces were inches apart now, and Jasmine wanted to grab a fistful of his shirt and pull him the rest of the way to her. She wanted their lips to crash together, to feel the passion that threatened to erupt every time they were together. Just as she was about to let herself do exactly what she wanted, the sound of wings flapping through the sky made her look up. And she froze.
“Uh, Amon, look up there.” Jasmine pointed.
“I’d rather not,” he replied. When Jasmine peered at him, he was staring hard at her lips.
She smiled despite herself, and put a couple fingers under his chin, forcing his head toward the sky. “I really think you need to.”
Amon’s jaw dropped open. “It’s an angel.”
Amon narrowed his eyes. “Fine. I guess I know now that I shouldn’t try to help you.”
Jasmine huffed. “Yeah, because you’re so great at helping. You took Beau’s side.”
“I took no side.” Amon took a step closer.
“And you act like you know everything.” Jasmine pressed her back into the tree.
“I do no such thing.” Another step.
“You are so infuriating. Ugh!” She threw her hands in the air. “I can’t stand talking to you. You’re like an old-fashioned know-it-all. You’re never wrong. But you’re always wrong.”
“That makes no sense.” He stood right in front of her now.
Jasmine pushed her face into his. “You drive me crazy.”
“You were already crazy. I didn’t have to drive you there.”
Amon shoved his fists against the tree, boxing her in. “Oh, now we are name-calling? Fine! You’re nothing but a…a…”
“Ha. You can’t even think of anything.” She gave him a smug smile. “I guess you don’t know everything, huh?”
“You know what, Jasmine. You infuriate me. I try to help you, to show you what I have observed by the story you share, and you treat me like I’m a plague upon you. I have learned a valuable lesson today.” Their eyes locked.
She raised her chin. “And what’s that.”
Amon’s voice softened. “I don’t even know why you are so mad.”
She whispered, “Because I know you’re right.”
Silence stretched. Jasmine kept her gaze locked on Amon’s brown eyes. Those big honey brown eyes. Her breath quickened and she parted her lips. Her fingers trembled, so she shoved them behind her and grabbed hold of her shirt. Amon leaned closer, his warm breath caressing her ear. “Then stop fighting me.”