Saturday, November 28, 2015

Promo: Destria Waves by Author Lily Raine @authorLilyRaine

Destria Waves (Sekaii 1) by Lily Raine

About the book:

Anastasia has always been different, and not just because she knows over fifteen languages and prefers to be alone. After she was attacked while visiting family in Russia over seven years ago, Ana has been able to heal rapidly amongst other things. Unable to accept her own immortality, despite increasing proof, she goes away to Joya Del Mar Arts Academy with her two cousins, Jo and Mason. Instead of worrying about recitals and dance steps, Ana discovers a secret world of demons, mermaids and angels. Their only connection however, seems to be an increasing need to find her so that the demons can force Ana to bring back their master. After transforming a bear into a human boy, Ana can no longer hide her abilities and struggles with the idea that she is not human, although she does not know what she is. When a mysterious man in a mask continues to stalk Ana with the intention of getting her to eat a blue flower, Ana gets the sinking suspicion that the man in the mask is the same young man who destroyed her life seven years prior. When Ana discovers a secret lair hidden beneath the waves where the demons are regrouping, Ana realizes she has a terrible choice to make. Sacrifice her life and the life of the mermaids who fuel the underwater power source, or escape and allow the demons free reign to destroy the human world. But if Ana chooses to accept her immortality, then the life of her cousins and boyfriend, Daniel, will forever be compromised.


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Coldness spread through my body like a disease when I saw a faint blue color glowing from the woods. It alighted brightly and then dimmed down before becoming completely aglow again.

Without hesitation, I ran towards the light, feeling the heavy pressure of my shoes thumping against my back.

I felt tricked. Each time I neared the blue light, it was extinguished and then relit farther away from where I was standing. Taking a deep breath, I looked at the trees around me and stayed completely still so I could catch movement.

I realized I had gone in a sort of circle chasing the light, but there was a faint directional pattern it seemed to prefer. Acting quickly, I ran in the direction I thought the blue light would appear, stumbling over roots.

For being a small island, the woods were intricate and I was already far away from the road. Regaining my composure, I felt my hands stinging where I’d braced my fall and tried to pull myself to a sitting position, but my legs were tired from hours of dancing.

“Oh, Aria,” The voice was deep and firm. My legs trembled and my fingers twitched in anticipation. “Don’t you want to look at me?”

I started to shake my head, but curiosity made me gave in.

He was abnormally tall. I would guess he was well over six foot, but he was extremely slender. With the right leverage, a person might think they could knock him over. But I saw the sturdy muscle wrapped around his arms, abdomen and legs underneath his tight outfit.

He wore dark pants, dark shoes, and a white shirt with a tie. Over his ensemble was a dark vest and attached hood, a kind of look a modern day Jack the Ripper would wear. His hood was down, exposing a curly black hair and fair skin. His mask was of a kind of monster. Around the bulging eyes of the mask was a type of skeleton, but the cheeks looked like a hollowed out animal. His eyes were a deep purple.

“Do I know you?” I asked quietly as I found my footing and pulled myself up. I wrapped my hands around my bag protectively. I felt foolish for thinking he wanted a pair of Pointe shoes.

The man nodded before walking along the small clearing I had followed him to. “You used to know me.”

My heart became cold. I tried to imagine him without his demon mask. Tried to put a knife in his hand and a scar in the corner of his mouth, but he didn’t feel the part.


“Thousands of years ago.”

I wondered if he was sick and had escaped from somewhere. Or if he was simply a very rich teenager who enjoyed dressing up and frightening young women. I knew it wasn’t uncommon in Bay Shore for bored young men to do so.

To disguise my fear and slight confusion, I spoke with logic. “Human life doesn’t extend that far.”

He stopped moving and placed one hand inside of his small vest pocket. “Who said you were a human?”

I stared blankly at him. “What are you then?”

“You know several languages don’t you?”

I blanched, suddenly angry. Hidden beneath my bed in locked chests were books about medicine, animals, languages and mathematics. There was no way he could know what I studied unless he’d violated my privacy. I took a breath and stepped away. “How do you know?”

“I know a lot about you.”

My foot touched a branch I carefully stepped over. “Why?”

“Would you like to see something?” He asked, changing the subject abruptly. Before I could respond, he had withdrawn his hand and was waving a kind of orb in front of me. A bluish glow surrounded the orb, making it impossible for me to see what it actually looked.

“What is that?”

“You’ll find out.” He whispered softly, replacing the object inside his pocket and once again casting us into darkness. “You see, I’m going to let them find it. Shouldn’t take them long to figure out what it is.”

I was so confused about what he was saying, I didn’t realize he’d strode towards me. With him standing clearly in front of me, I felt my body shiver, his height immense.

“I have to test you. I have to make sure.”

I gripped my bag tightly again, prepared to swing if he came much closer. “You speak in riddles.”

He tipped his head to the side and from underneath his mask, I could see a faint smile. “And you speak denial.”

There wasn’t enough time for me to react and before I could even swing my bag around, I felt his hand close around my throat. Screaming would be pointless and would raise my pulse to an even higher rate. I closed my eyes, willing my heart to flow to a natural rate, slowing my anxiety. I heard him whisper one last word before the grass beneath me felt weightless. “Aria."

Meet the Author

Lily Raine, author of the Anastasia Series, is happy to be part of World Castle Publishing. Lily lives in Michigan where when it’s not cold, the weather and the lakes are beautiful. Lily married her best friend, Thomas, when she was eighteen years old. They live together with their two cats, Misaki and Mason.

          Lily enjoys biking, swimming, dancing, painting, and going anywhere there are animals. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University. Afterwards, she hopes to continue to get her PhD in Clinical Social Work.

          Lily loves young adult novels, particularly ones with paranormal elements. She also really enjoys LGBT literature with young adult characters and wishes there were more with paranormal aspects.

Twitter: @authorLilyRaine

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Release: Dandelions on the Road

Dandelions on the Road

By Brooke Williams
Release Date: November 5, 2015
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Twelve men…one woman…plenty of dandelions. Eva Merida has her life in order. She loves her job at the Furry Friends Rescue League and has a loving, supportive family. But she’s still missing that one special person to stand by her side. When she comes in third place on the local TV version of “The Bachelor,” entitled Accept this Dandelion, she nearly loses all hope for romance. Fortunately, the TV station decides to do a second season of the dating show…and they name Eva as the Bachelorette! With a plethora of dating mishaps recorded for TV, Eva finds herself falling for several men at once…including the show’s host. Will she find love at last or simply embarrass herself in front of the entire city?

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About the Author

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Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like “Dandelions on the Road.”  Brooke is also the author of " Mamarazzi," "Accept this Dandelion," “Wrong Place, Right Time,” “Someone Always Loved You,” and “Beyond the Bars.” She even has children's books on the market, such as "Shower in the Rain" and looks forward to releasing “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut” in June 2016 with Wee Creek Press. Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (6) and Sadie (2).

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Note from the Author on the book's inspiration:

I wrote "Accept this Dandelion" in a silly, sleep-deprived mood and thought that was it. But the characters in the book kept coming back to me, begging me to continue the story. Eventually, I listened, turned the tables, put a woman in charge, and created "Dandelions on the Road." I got so much joy from writing it, I'm glad I did! Now I just hope those reading it get even half the pleasure I got from writing it.
She has two more completed novels entitled:
After the Final Dandelion
The Leftover
Watch her website for details on upcoming releases....

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prep for Doom Anthology is ON SALE!

Prep For Doom

by Band of Dystopian


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The release of AVHF upon NYC’s unsuspecting populace brings bloody suffering within hours, death within a day, and spreads worldwide within a month. Online community, Prep For Doom, has risen to the top of the doomsday preparation movement. Some have written them off as crazy while others couldn’t be more serious about the safety the preppers could provide. But when AVHF strikes, their preparation may not be enough to save them. From 20 authors comes an integrated collection of short stories about a single catastrophe as experienced by many characters, some of whom will cross paths.

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About Band of Dystopian

Band of Dystopian (BOD) is a Facebook group, blog, and company dedicated to dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic books. Our mission is to help fans of dystopian fiction find books they will love and help authors of the genre get the word out about their work. Our community of over 2,700 readers and authors has become a supportive, interactive, and insanely fun place to be. We are branching into the publishing world with our first anthology, Prep For Doom. We have over 200 authors in the group, plenty of great conversation, tons of giveaways, and the perfect place for dystopian lovers to find their next great read.

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