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
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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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Spotlight, Play List & Author Interview: 48 States, by Evette Davis

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48 States
by Evette Davis
Flesh & Bone Books
post-apocalyptic, sci-fi
Out: June 21, 2022

The year is 2042, and the United States is recovering from a series of terrorist attacks that uprooted the government, revoked civil liberties, and erased two states from the map.

Widow, single mother, and Army veteran Jennifer “River” Petersen drives trucks for a living in Energy Territory No. 1, formerly known as North Dakota. Forced to enlist after her father’s death, the lines of River’s life have been redrawn, much like the United States’ map has changed. Living in a motel room with nothing but her books and a Glock handgun for company, River is weeks away from returning home when an injured man standing in the middle of the highway upends her plans.

From the moment he encounters River, Finn Cunningham knows he must choose between concealing his identity as the son of the president of the United States or be left for dead. His deception draws him and River into a megalomaniac’s deadly conspiracy to ignite a civil war and overthrow the gov- ernment.

If River and Finn are going to survive, they’ll have to learn to trust one another and themselves.

A former journalist-turned-political consultant and novelist, Davis found her inspiration for 48 States from her day job, where she advises some of the country’s largest corporations, non-profits, and institutions on pub- lic policy. 48 States is making its debut in a time of instability marked by the January 6 Capitol Hill riots. But author Evette Davis said that several years ago, she envisioned a crisis that ensues when one powerful man amasses a private army to seize control of the nation.

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Praise:

“Powered by impeccably deep character development (every major player is insightfully explored, particularly River) and a storyline that may not seem so far-fetched after recent polit- ical events—book bans, federal curfews, and digital identity chips—Davis creates a terrifying near future… With a break- neck pace from the first page to the last, this book is so much more than just a well-written dystopian thriller. The questions that the author raises should resonate with readers long after the novel is finished. An adept and chilling cautionary tale— the narrative equivalent of brass knuckles to the skull.”
Kirkus, Starred Review

A thrilling novel with compelling characters, 48 States by Evette Davis is a meditation on extremism and the power of love and forgiveness.

Fast-paced prose, with vivid narrative and rapid-fire dialogue, 48 States is perfect for readers who loved novels like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, California by Edan Lepucki, and Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins.

“Most dystopian novels involve the end of civilization through illness or disaster,” Davis said. “48 States con- templates how smaller things can send life as we know it off the rails.”


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Author Interview:

  1. Tell us a little about how this story first came to be. Did it start with an image, a voice, a concept, a dilemma, or something else?

48 States was born out of a National Geographic magazine story describing the booming economy in North Dakota and how people were leaving their homes in other states during the recession to work there, as fracking became a dominant industry. The article’s primary subject was a mother from Montana who took a job driving a waste haul truck. The image stuck with me and formed the foundation for River, one of the main characters in 48 States.

  1. What, if anything, did you learn when writing the book?

After three revisions of the manuscript with my editor, I learned that character development is the blood, sweat, and tears of writing.

  1. What surprised you the most in writing it?

How similar the story ended up being to current events. When I started working, it seemed squarely in the corner of speculative fiction/ science fiction/ dystopian reality.

  1. What does the title mean?

It refers to the state of things in the novel after the government removes two states from the union.

  1. Were any of the characters inspired by real people? If so, do they know?

48 States carries hints of several national figures, but none of them know.

  1. Do you consider the book to have a lesson or moral?

48 States is about the power of love and forgiveness.

  1. What is your favorite part of the book?

I love chapter one, which draws the reader in. I’m fond of the last chapters of the book, too.

  1. Which character was most challenging to create? Why?

Red, who is the villain. It was challenging to put myself in the mindset of a mercenary person who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

  1. What are your immediate future plans?

I have another novel coming out in early 2023, the final installment of my Dark Horse urban fantasy trilogy. Beyond that, I have enough ideas to keep me busy for another 10-15 years, including a romance series, a spinoff of my trilogy involving a security firm run by supernatural beings, and a few stand-alone novels.


About the Author

publicity photoEvette Davis is the novelist who created the “Dark Horse” trilogy, including novels Woman King and Dark Horse. The final installment will be published in 2023. Davis also co-owns BergDavis Public Affairs, a San Francisco-based public affairs firm. Before establishing her firm, Davis worked in Washington as a press secretary for a member of Congress and as a reporter for daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2014, she founded Flesh & Bone, an independent publishing imprint. In 2015, Dark Horse received honors at the San Francisco Book Festival. In 2017, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library named Davis a Library Laureate. Her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle and Book Country. In 2021, 48 States was honored in the San Francisco Writers Confer- ence Writers Contest. Davis splits her time between San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho, with her husband, daughter, and their American Labrador retriever.

For more information, visit evettedavis.com, or follow her on Pinterest (@evettedavis399), Instagram (@evette1364), Twitter (@SFEvette), Facebook (@evette1364) and Goodreads (@evettesf).

 

Book Blitz & Excerpt: The Light After the Orange + Giveaway

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The Light After the Orange
by Beverley J. Hall
(The Tundra Stone Series, #1)
Publication date: July 18th 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic

EVEN IN A DYING WORLD, IS SURVIVAL ENOUGH?

After the Orange and the catastrophic devastation of Earth, magic began to seep in—but will it help Alex Chegasa survive?

Hidden and protected by magic, she grew up embracing her gifts. After witnessing the only people she can call family being murdered, eighteen-year-old Alex must choose between her head and her heart in her search for a place to belong. But, her hunt for a home means having to hide her magic.

All the while, in the shadows, eight-hundred-year-old Fae Billey NicNevin, suffering from amnesia, is rediscovering her magic.

Are their fates intertwined?

What if the fantastical stories Alex’s mother told her as a child were true?

ALL MYTHS ARE BASED ON TRUTH

Sales Copy: Eighteen-year-old Alex Chegasa, one of the first generation to be raised on post-apocalyptic Earth, was taught to embrace her magical gifts.

After the Orange, as the planet burned, magic trickled in. The bombs that had wiped out most life ripped open the barrier between worlds. Can the next generation, connected to the magic, be the solution to mankind’s problems or are they destined to repeat the mistakes of their ancestors?

Did the Orange, the very thing that ravaged the planet, also provide the solution? Or is magic more than a coincidence?

While Alex searches for somewhere to belong, in Massachusetts, she questions if survival is enough when she comes to understand that magic, used by the wrong people, could be more dangerous than the power of the generations before her.

Meanwhile, in a parallel story, we meet eight-hundred-year-old Fae, Billey NicNevin. With a past she doesn’t remember, she struggles to fit into Nuadh Caled (New Scotland) as it rebuilds itself. When she meets a woman whose soul calls to her, will she find her missing piece or tumble into insanity?

Are their destinies connected?

WHAT IF THE FANTASTICAL STORIES FROM ALEX’S CHILDHOOD WERE TRUE?

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EXCERPT:

Loneliness ate me up from the inside, nibbling away at me and leaving an aching emptiness. I didn.t know what I missed or who I missed but knew, deep in the part of my soul that holds my intuition, there was a person-size hole nobody could fix, except for the one.

The person we all hunt for but so rarely find.
The person we were made to fit with.
The one imperfect, perfect, mismatch our soul longs for. *

The trees gathered around me and protected me from the breeze that grew and took on a new life. I rested against the rough bark of the largest tree, my rear now sitting into the roots that formed a seat in the ground. The tree, I almost believed, was shaped for me. Its branches wrapped around my tiny form as I snuggled among the roots. The wind grazed my cheek and I pulled my scarf around my face, desperate to stay here for every second possible.

The sound of the wind howling through the branches vibrated the leaves and created a voice I longed to understand. I closed my eyes, listening, imagining I could hear the voices of the trees. I felt my soul combine with the tree, and contentment that existed nowhere else in my life melted my anguish and pain.

My eyes shot open and I stared at where Geilis had been moments earlier. Empty space filled my view.
I was, again, alone.


 

Author Bio:

Beverley J. Hall was born in Kent, England, and raised in Scotland. Most of her childhood was spent with her nose in a book, and her love of stories was born.

While studying Art and Design, she discovered her love of storytelling, whether with paint, sculpture, fabric, or words.

After completing an MA in Creative Writing, she is now living her best life, writing stories at the seaside with her son, her granddaughter, and her cat Bertie.

Head over to TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter to join her overthinking and daydreaming (she’s still hoping for a pet dragon).

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