Book Blitz & Excerpt: Whispers in the Waters + Giveaway

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Whispers in the Waters
by Sarah Chislon
Publication date: September 27th 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery

Ladies don’t shame their families.

Ladies don’t confront Otherwordly threats.

Ladies certainly don’t admit some taint of the fae has touched their souls—unless they wish to find themselves confined to an Institution.

Gently-bred herbalist Jessa Caldwell is trying to be a lady. She conceals her true nature amongst her plants and her sketches—where she can almost shut out the whispers she alone hears. But a threat to her beloved aunt forces her from the comfort of home to a town perilously near an Otherworldly Crossing, with its ever-present risk of fae incursions.

To protect her aunt and the townsfolk she comes to care for, she must uncover the individual responsible for a series of increasingly dangerous attacks—but to find this saboteur will require embracing the part of herself she fears most, an act that could cost her dearly. In a world where Vigilists lock up fae-touched mortals, Jessa must decide if she’s willing to risk exposing her true nature to obtain the truth and protect those she loves.

Whispers in the Waters, a gaslamp fantasy novella, serves as the prequel to Tattoo of Crimson, the first book in the Blood of the Fae series. If you like quick-minded heroines who solve cases with logic and intuition, Otherworldly intrigues, and beautiful yet deadly fae, then you’ll love this mystery set in a world of manners and mythical monsters.

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EXCERPT:

I rounded a bend, and the slight woman I’d seen in the stratesman’s shadow when we’d arrived in Milburn stumbled down the lane, her gown of muslin streaked with dirt and littered with forest debris. She clutched a ragged silk shawl around her shoulders, as though it could shield her from notice.

Nelda, Mrs. Wilkins had called her. Her palm dripped blood, and tears streaked her cheeks. For a moment, I remained rooted in place. If the townsfolk were to be believed, Nelda had brought a vengeful attack against Melle and her family. But the downcast lines of her body spoke of brokenness and distress, not malice.

“Nelda?” I hoped she wouldn’t take offense at the use of her given name from a stranger. I hurried forward. “You’re hurt. What happened?”

“I . . . I don’t know.” Nelda lifted her hand and watched as blood wept from it, one drop after another splatting against the dusty surface of the road. The wound cut deep.

Could Mrs. Wilkins have been right when she’d suggested madness? I shifted the bundle of clothes from one arm to the other. “Can I accompany you home and find someone to tend your injury?”

She laughed, a wild, off-key sound. “Home? I have no home.”

“Then where are you staying?” I lowered my voice in an attempt to soothe her. “I’ll help you there and fetch an herbalist, if it suits you.”

“Staying? No one will house me. Not after what’s happened at the mill.” She jabbed toward the trees with her uninjured hand. “I stay in the forest. At least here, I’m close. Close to where home used to be.”

I drew in a sharp breath. To live in the forest, this close to a Crossing? It was unthinkable. Otherkind might lurk anywhere, not to mention natural predators. Had the entire town truly forsaken her, simply because she’d wed the wrong man and he’d abandoned her? Or was there more that I missed? Society offered swift condemnation for those who failed to abide by its strictures, but other than a poor choice in a husband, what wrong had she done?

She swayed, and I rushed to steady her. “You can’t stay out here. You need proper shelter and someone to look at your wound. Come with me into Milburn, and we’ll find an herbalist.”

“No, I can’t.” She backed away, every scrap of color leeching from already-pale features. “No one here wants to help. They’d only try to lock me up!”


Author Bio:

Sarah Chislon lives in Virginia with her husband and three daughters. When she’s not writing, she’s homeschooling her children and running a web development business with her husband. As an avid reader and a lifelong story-weaver, she delights in creating fantastic worlds and exploring them alongside her characters.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: The Magical’s Boxset + Giveaway

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I am so excited that THE MAGICALS BOXSET by Maya Tyler is available now and that I get to share the news!  If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.  This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC courtesy of Maya & Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

Title: THE MAGICALS BOXSET

Author: Maya Tyler

Pub. Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Farcical Press

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 312

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo

 

This box set includes:

A Vampire’s Tale

The best laid plans… Corgan Halton was tired of human misconceptions about vampires so he plans on hiring his neighbor, writer Marisa Clements, to write his story. When he begins caring for her, he tells her his truths, but it puts them in grave danger from revenge-seeking vampires. For her own protection, he must claim her and make her his own. But will this be enough?

A Wizard’s Choice

Making The Choice, whether or not to become a wizard, doesn’t feel like a choice at all to Kurtis Warde. Leaving The Circle would give him the freedom to pursue vampiress, Dee. But there is unrest in the magical world. The long-time feud between wizards and fairies threatens everyone he cares about. Will Kurtis choose to follow his heart or risk his own happiness for peace in the magical world?

A Fairy’s Quest

A century ago, the fairy crown was stolen from Alina Lehrer’s clan, but now the usurper is dead and it’s time to reclaim what’s theirs. Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, is The Court’s most trusted assassin who always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist. Fate has placed them on opposing sides for the crown, but Alina soon learns Fate isn’t set in stone.

A Fairy Godmother’s Redemption

College bound Drew discovers he’s now the legal guardian of his two half-sisters, Madison and Mackenzie. Singer Seraphina thinks she’s finally made it big until photo-shopped nudes of her appear in the tabloids. When Seraphina’s manager notices their instant attraction, she capitalizes on it for some PR events. Will a little nudge from a Fairy Godmother help them realize what’s really important?

A Magical’s Gift

Peace between fairies and wizards is possible. The child of a fairy and a wizard could reunite the factions of The Annunaki and end the unrest. But fairy Amelie knows her people don’t want peace, and the son she and wizard Niall created puts them all in danger. Is love enough for Niall and Amelie to have a future, and will their son unite their people in peace?


 

Excerpt:

He didn’t have a name yet, but he had a face. A dark, mysterious face with a century’s worth of secrets.
Secrets he would tell her, only her, if she would listen.

Marisa took a deep, calming breath. “I’m listening.” She closed her eyes, waiting. A cool breeze shifted her hair and her eyes popped open. The old floorboards creaked, and she spun her chair around. “Who’s there?” The candle blew out. “What the—”

Time—and her heartbeat—stood still. Paranoia set in, the consequence of writing too many vampire stories.
She must’ve left a window open. Or something. She re-lit the candle and turned her attention back to her laptop, staring at the last words she’d typed.
Corgan Halton.

She didn’t remember typing that.

“Corgan Halton.” She said the name slowly. “I like that.” She’d written a dozen vampire stories and this would be her best name yet. It had an old-worldly feel to it. Like a real name.
She’d better look it up to make sure it wasn’t a real name; she didn’t need a lawsuit. Did people sue for name infringement?

“Okay, Corgan Halton. Are you real?” She typed the name into a search engine.

“As real as you are.” The distinctive male voice resonated in the otherwise quiet room. Marisa froze. She didn’t dare turn around. It was her overactive imagination at play. There was no one there.
She hoped. Maybe one of her friends? Is this a joke?

“Not a joke, Marisa.”

Gasping, she stood and spun around toward the sound of his voice.

As he stepped out of the shadows, she took in the man before her. Pale with black, curly hair, dressed in an impeccable suit. Dark and intimidating, he stood in her living room, shrinking the already small space. 

Exactly as she’d imagined. She conjured him from her imagination? No…
This is not happening.


 

About Maya Tyler:

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

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1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International.

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Book Blitz: Afterworld, by Olivia Boothe & Victoria Liiv

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Title: Afterworld
Author: Olivia Boothe & Victoria Liiv
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Post Apoc
Editor: Sylvia Curry
Cover Designer: Trif Book Design
Publication Date: Sept. 16th, 2022
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO, THE WORLD LEARNED THE UGLY TRUTH:

GOD EXISTS. HE JUST DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT US.

After a deadly virus wipes out most of the world’s population, those of us who survive are left as food for the Damned, the walking corpses ravaged by the infection. 

Yet, something far more sinister stirs in the bowels of New York City. The Four Horsemen are prowling the streets, kidnapping young girls and dragging them back to their lair. And when a supply run becomes a rescue mission turned deadly, I’m left at the mercy of a sexy stranger.

Jax Constantine weaves himself into my life with blood tingling charisma and a smile that rekindles my hope in love. But a dark secret lurks beneath his penetrating gaze and sizzling touch. One he’s not willing to share, leading me to believe he might not be the man I thought.

Now, humanity’s last stand rests in my hands. To save a world consumed by evil, I must choose between stopping the Devil from claiming an already scorched Earth as his own or saving the man I love.

The same man destined to curse my soul.

Olivia Boothe and Victoria Liiv have teamed up to deliver you an immersive experience that meshes a character driven, spicy story with atmospheric world building in this action packed dark apocalyptic romance.

*For audiences 18 years+ Please check authors’ websites for full list of CW/TW

REAL LOVE AS IT IS. MESSY. COMPLICATED. AND SINFULLY ADDICTIVE.

Olivia enjoys crafting novels with deep, layered plots. Because it’s not just about the first kiss and the happily ever after, it’s about everything in between.

In addition to writing contemporary romance, Boothe also ventures in romantic suspense and adult fantasy.

When not locked away in her writing tower at the wee hours of the night, Olivia manages working a 9-5 job and wrangling a pack of alphas (a husband, three boys, and a doggo named Hunter). On occasion, she summons her tribe for a night of wine and shenanigans.

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Victoria Liiv is a writer, reader, nature lover and traveler at heart. She has been travelling through magical worlds since a very young age and wants more than anything to share the wonder with everyone else eager to escape from all things mundane.

In her own everyday life, she found the magic in her partner, who gave her courage to move out of Estonia, the country she was born in, to an equally small but more known country of The Netherlands. He was also the one who encouraged and supported her throughout the writing process of Through Hell and Highwater.

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