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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight— G.P. Ching

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WAGER’S PRICE by G.P. Ching

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00065]Evil doesn’t play by the rules.

Finn Wager’s luck has run out. Arrested for the one crime he didn’t actually commit, he’s forced to finish his education at an alternative school. The Revelations Institute is an upscale, private reform school with a 100% success rate. Delinquents go in and model citizens come out.

But students who don’t perform to expectations disappear. And although their bodies return model citizens, their minds are hardly their own. Something evil lurks inside Revelations, and if Finn and his new friend Hope can’t find a way to stop it, they’ll risk more than their lives. The repercussions could cost them their souls.

Enjoy this excerpt…

The elderly woman spread her arms wide, back straight, chin and hands upturned in a grand gesture that made her look twenty years younger than a moment before. “My name is Victoria Duvall and I am the architect of this performance. You will call me Ms. D. I want to congratulate you on choosing Revelations Institute. Our show, like all those before it, will make history. Here at this school you will be transformed from the ordinary, hapless beings huddled around my table to magnificent warriors of the stage. You will learn to throw yourselves fearlessly into the performance with no concern for your own safety or self-preservation. No!” She held up one finger. “Nothing worth doing is safe, my dear students.” She fisted her hands and thrust them toward the ceiling. “You cannot go into the extraordinary lackadaisically.”

Her tall, laced boots clacked on the stone floor as she rounded her chair and paced the room. “We must charge toward the exceptional, knowing we might fail. We must jump from the nest believing we can fly, even if the result is our plummet to the earth. Dear, dear children, for the next semester, you shall be the paints that color my canvas.” Spreading her hands, she approached the table again, a pleading expression on her face. “This island, this school, has made the impossible possible. Together, we will overcome the bindings of natural law. We will transcend the human condition. We will defy gravity.”

About the author…

G.P. Ching is the bestselling author of The Soulkeepers Series and The Grounded Trilogy as well as a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre novels with paranormal elements and surprising twists. G.P.’s idea of the perfect day involves a cup of coffee, the beach, and her laptop. She splits her time between central Illinois and Hilton Head Island with her husband, two children, and a Brittany spaniel named Riptide Jack.

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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight — JADE KERRION

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The sparks fly off these fantasy and action-driven pages, carrying you away into parts of the world you’ve only ever dreamed of!

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ETERNAL NIGHT by JADE KERRION

eternalnight600x9001st Place Winner, Fantasy, Royal Palm Literary Awards, 2014.

Alone for a millennium, since a human murdered her beloved consort, Ashra, the immortal icrathari queen, rules over Aeternae Noctis, the domed city of eternal night. Her loneliness appears to be at an end when her consort’s soul is reborn in a human, Jaden Hunter, but their reunion will not be easy.

Jaden is sworn to protect his half-sister, five-year-old Khiarra. She is the child of prophecy, destined to end the eternal night and the dominion of the Night Terrors—the icrathari and the vampires.

As Ashra struggles to sustain her crumbling kingdom in the face of enemies without and treachery within, Jaden defends his sister from the Night Terrors and unravels a greater mystery–Ashra’s secret–the great lie of Aeternae Noctis.

Enjoy this excerpt…

Ashra’s hand trailed across Jaden’s muscled torso. He made it easy for her to be gentle. His body trembled as if he longed for her. His mouth was hungry for her kiss. He arched up against her, as if craving more. His need was like a living creature, wild and aching for her touch.

Eyes closed, Ashra shivered. Only one other person had desired her as much.

And he was dead.

She forced her way through the memories of pale bodies tangled upon cool silk sheets. When her soul-sucking power leeched out, it found no opposition. Images of the human’s life rewound in a blaze of vivid sights, sounds, and sensations.

Ashra looked up at Tera, her smile little more than a barely perceptible curve of her lips. “He fancies himself the protector of the child of prophecy. Was she among those taken tonight?”

Tera nodded.

Ashra chuckled, the sound without humor. “It’s a pity her genetic heritage wasn’t sufficiently superior to prevent her from being culled.”

“There’s more. Go deep.”

She pushed past the blackness at the start of his memories, expecting deeper darkness. Instead, the colors shifted into shades of ochre and gray. Memories, older than his body, resided in his soul; memories of an Earth long since lost to them—a planet surrounded and nourished by water; images of tall buildings glistening beneath a benevolent sun, and of thriving cities filled with the bustle of humans; memories of quiet and intimate conversations beneath a silver moon, the same silver moon that now graced Malum Turris with its light, though a thousand years older and viewed only from beneath the protection of the dome.

She saw herself as he must have seen her, a much-younger icrathari, still hopeful for the future, never realizing that the Earth they had all known and loved was irretrievably lost. Had she ever looked that vulnerable? Had her smile ever been so beautiful, so filled with love as she looked upon—

Rohkeus?” Oh, blessed Creator, was that stricken whisper her voice?

Ashra pulled back and stared at the human. Her mouth dropped open. Her heart pounded in her chest, its beat erratic. It couldn’t be. It simply couldn’t be—

She looked up at Tera. The other icrathari nodded.

Rohkeus’s soul reborn…in a human.

Ashra threw her head back and laughed, a despairing sound. Her prince, her love, reduced to a human? Her slender fingers coiled into fists. Her golden eyes glittering, she pushed away from him, though her body trembled from the loss of his warmth. No, the human was not Rohkeus; he could never be Rohkeus.

Steeling herself against the gasp of pain that escaped from his lips as the anesthetizing effect of her kiss faded, Ashra rose to her feet with sinuous grace. “He is not one of us. Not anymore.” Nothing had been more devastating than losing Rohkeus to a human assassin. To see his soul reborn in that contemptible and weak race was an insult to the person Rohkeus had been.

“Should we turn him into a vampire?” Tera asked.

“Kill him. Set Rohkeus’s soul free.”

About the author…

Jade Kerrion defied (or leveraged, depending on your point of view) her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Philosophy, as well as her MBA, to embark on her second (and concurrent) career as an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance author.

Her debut novel, Perfection Unleashed, published in 2012, won six literary awards and launched her best-selling futuristic thriller series, Double Helix, which blends cutting-edge genetic engineering and high-octane action with an unforgettable romance between an alpha empath and an assassin.

If she sounds busy, that’s because she is. Jade writes at 3 a.m., when her husband and three sons are asleep, and aspires to make her readers as sleep-deprived as she is. Visit Jade at www.jadekerrion.com for a free copy of Perfection Unleashed.

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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight—EILEEN CRUZ COLEMAN

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The sparks fly off these fantasy and action-driven pages, carrying you away into parts of the world you’ve only ever dreamed of!

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DAWN OF THE INFECTED by EILEEN CRUZ COLEMAN

EileenCruzColeman.DawnoftheInfectedCoverNever Surrender. Not Now. Not Ever.

For twenty-three-year-old start-up tech company CEO Selena Martinez, it was just another uneventful early morning bus commute from her cottage in rural Southern Maryland to her office in Washington, D.C. But when her bus is suddenly attacked by a horde of crazed savages, Selena becomes immersed in a world of terror and confusion, where she must learn to survive on her own using smarts and skills she never dreamed she possessed.

Selena is a fighter, but even someone as strong-willed and determined as she needs a little help during an apocalypse. That help comes in the form of a mysterious man who seemingly appears from nowhere and saves her from certain death. Selena will soon learn that she was saved for a very special reason, and that she may, in fact, hold the answer to saving the world.

Perfect for fans of angels, witches, vampires and fae.

Dawn of the Infected is an urban fantasy prequel novella to the Hybrid Chronicles.

Enjoy this excerpt…

March 2

It’s been six months since it all began. We’re still fighting and some days I’m not sure if we’re winning or losing. I’m getting stronger and learning to use my power more and more. I can control it now and I’m teaching others like me how to control and use their powers. I’m hopeful that one day I will know what to do with what’s written inside the journal. I still don’t know who left it for me. There are many things I still don’t know. Like who I really am. In time, the answers will come, I’m sure of it. But until that day, I will continue fighting the darkness that has overtaken the earth. It wants me to lie down and die. But I won’t. Not now. Not ever. I have decided to document as much as I can so that if I do die, and someone finds this, it will help him or her continue the battle. If you find this, don’t give up, keep fighting. Never surrender.

This is how my story begins…

A spider crawls on my leg, trailing the blood that is now trickling down my thigh. I brush it off, but a second spider engorged with another passenger’s blood, climbs on my calf and speedily ascends to my thigh. I flick it off with my finger. It lands on an old woman’s bruised face and then jumps onto the floor, scurrying down the aisle as if insulted that I thought it had any interest in feasting on the dead.

I rest my head on the back door and stare at the carnage in front of me. Body parts are everywhere, scattered on the floor and seats. The scene looks like the aftermath of a detonated grenade. My stomach turns, threatening to erupt if I don’t look away. I cover my face with my hands and scream, hoping to rouse anyone who may still be alive.

I sit very still, listening for any replies, a whimper, a moan, a whisper, anything that will let me know I’m not the only one left.

I hear nothing but my own breathing, heavy and rapid.

I know I should get up and out of this catacomb bus, but I’m petrified. They could be out there hiding in the veiled light of dawn, waiting to strike me down like a lion on a zebra foal that has strayed from his mother.

I bite at my nails, grinding my teeth as if I’m chewing a hard piece of jerky. If I was religious, I’d get on my knees and pray.

I lie on my stomach and clamber underneath a seat. I’m not hurt or bitten and the blood on my leg is from an open scab, the result of a bike accident a few days ago. If only I was in the city and had ridden my bike to work today.

I rub my forehead and temples, hoping to conjure clarity about what to do next. I bring my knees to my chest and hug my shins tightly. I slow my breathing, attempting to calm my nerves long enough to give me the courage to stand and flee.

I scream again. Somebody has to be alive. I listen, my ears perked like an eavesdropper who’s suddenly heard mention of her name.

I close my eyes in defeat. It’s true. I’m the only one alive. Okay, time to accept it and make a plan. I’ll exit the bus. I won’t be afraid. I’ve never been afraid of anything.

About the author…

Eileen Cruz Coleman was born in Washington, D.C. to an immigrant El Salvadoran mother and a Puerto Rican father. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in History. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals both online and in print. Before venturing into the indie world of publishing, she was represented by two New York Literary agents.

She is an optimist and believes that no matter how bad things may seem, there is always a happy ending coming around the corner. When she’s not writing, you can find her gardening, cooking, or watching movies with her family.

She is fluent in Spanish and English. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. Visit Eileen on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/eileencruzcoleman

 

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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight-Erin Hayes

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The sparks fly off these fantasy and action-driven pages, carrying you away into parts of the world you’ve only ever dreamed of!

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DamnedIfIDo-ErinHayesDamned if I Do: Book One of the Harker Trilogy, by Erin Hayes

I’ve spent the last five months trying to find the bastard who took my sister’s life and ruined mine.

Being brought up in a family that hunted the supernatural should have helped, but even with a slim chance that I can save us all, there’s still the bigger chance I’ll die trying.

Unfortunately, there’s one important thing my family didn’t tell me: When you fight against immortal vampires, you’re the one who’s running out of time.

 

Enjoy this excerpt…

I know something’s wrong as soon as I get to my house. My vampy sense tingles and the hair on the back of my neck raises.

Something is watching me, waiting for me to arrive. I can tell that it’s an unfamiliar vampire.

“Dammit,” I mutter.

“Edie?” Carl asks, his voice strangled. Apparently his own vampy sense is going haywire as well. “What’s at your house?”

“I don’t know. When we get inside, grab Graeme and Amelia and run. You hear me?”

I get out of the car and summon Glimmer from my left hand, feeling the painful prick as the blade slides through my skin. I don’t normally summon it so early, but when my family is being ambushed and I’m going into an unknown situation, I don’t want to risk anything else.

Adrenaline surging through me, I run up the steps to the house, Carl on my heels. I keep remembering what Zhi said about my family broadcasting our whereabouts so loudly. I make the decision to get off V-boards and find a new way to keep in contact with our group.

If we make it out of this.

The front door is unlocked, most uncharacteristic for Graeme, who worries about Amelia’s safety all the time.

I hope I’m not too late.

“Graeme?” I shriek. “Amelia?” I check the living room for my brother-in-law.

Carl echoes my shouts, his voice as panicked as I feel.

For a few agonizing heartbeats, I don’t hear a thing. Then, to my relief, Graeme appears at the top of the stairs, clad in his bathrobe. At first, his expression is one of anger at my loud entry, however, when he sees my face and that I have my sword drawn, he knows why I shouted.

I want to melt in the floor with relief.

“Edie? Carl?” He then notices that I have my sword in my hand. “What’s—”

“Amelia,” I say simply. I follow him up the stairs, taking them two at a time. “Get her.”

Without another word, he complies, his fatherly instincts to protect his daughter overtaking any other questions.

“Carl, when they come down, run. Don’t look back.”

To my relief, he nods.

My vampy sense goes haywire when I hit the second floor landing. We are not alone. Not by a long shot.

About the author…

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars. Visit her online at erinhayesbooks.com

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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight-JAMIE CAMPBELL

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ALL THE PRETTY GHOSTS by JAMIE CAMPBELL

All-The-Pretty-Ghosts-by-Jamie-CampbellThe Dead Speak to Me.

One year ago the Event swept through the world and wiped out the entire adult population. Now all the children are alone and fending for themselves.

Everly Hilton can see ghosts. Bridging the gap between the living and the dead, there are so many departed adults she can barely handle her ability.

With winter approaching, Everly can’t fight the dead any longer. She has to listen to the ghosts in order to understand what caused the Event and help keep the children alive.

What she doesn’t realise is that her association with the spirits runs far closer to home than she could ever imagine.

Enjoy this excerpt…

“I am no-one,” I replied. “Just let me go and I won’t come back.”

The guy walked closer to me, inspecting every inch of my body from head to toe. I felt completely naked under his gaze, vulnerable beyond comprehension.

Now he was closer, I could see him better. His eyes were as black as the building had been as he studied me. There was intelligence behind his gaze, something the two thugs beside me clearly lacked. Once upon a time before the Event, he was probably a fairly decent guy, good looking, too. I hoped some of that decency still remained, even if he hid it most of the time.

“What’s your name?” he asked me.

“Everly.”

“I’m Jet, it’s nice to meet you.” He held out his hand for me to shake. Considering my arms were held out to my sides by my captors, there was no chance I was touching him. He took his hand back and crossed his arms over his chest. He was thin like the others, but there were still muscles on his body.

About the author…

Jamie Campbell grew up in the New South Wales town of Port Macquarie as the youngest of six children. She now resides on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Writing since she could hold a pencil, Jamie’s passion for storytelling and wild imagination were often a cause for concern with her school teachers. Now that imagination is used for good instead of mischief.

Visit www.jamiecampbell.com.au now for exclusive website only content and free downloads. Jamie loves hearing from her readers, send her an email at Jamie@jamiecampbell.com.au

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Legends of the Damned Author Spotlight – Lindsey R. Loucks!

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The sparks fly off these fantasy and action-driven pages, carrying you away into parts of the world you’ve only ever dreamed of!

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Lindsey R. Loucks is a former school librarian living in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate-induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to re-energize. Feel free to visit her at www.lindseyrloucks.com

Lindsey’s Books –

YA Books:

The Grave Winner (The Grave Winner book 1)

What Gifts She Carried (The Grave Winner book 2)

The Trinity Bleeds (The Grave Winner book 3)

NA Books:

Sail (Haunted Stars book 1)

Petrified City (Chronicles of the Wraith book 1)

Ossified State (Chronicles of the Wraith book 2)

Haunted Chemistry

Story Collections:

Mad Flashes

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