Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Stanley and Hazel Book One Jo Schaffer




Stanley and Hazel
Book One
Jo Schaffer

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publisher: Month9Books


Date of Publication: May 15, 2018

ISBN: 978-1946700650
ASIN: B07982QYX4

Number of pages: 280

Cover Artist: AM Design Studios

Book Description:

A great depression grips the city of St. Louis in 1934. Stanley, an orphaned newsy, lives in a poor part of town hit especially hard by the economic downturn. One night, Stanley runs into Hazel, a restless debutante-in-waiting who has begun to question her posh lifestyle in the midst of the suffering she sees. She’s out and about without an escort and against her father’s wishes.

When they discover the body of a girl with her head bashed in by a baseball bat, the very different and separate realities of the two teens inform their decision. Together they will figure out what happened to her and bring those responsible to justice.

But getting involved with each other and digging into the secrets behind this murder earns them some powerful enemies, including a secret group seeking to rid society of all they deem “undesirable.” They’ve put into motion “The Winnowing,” a plan seeking to take over the city and enforce their will.

As Stanley and Hazel’s forbidden feelings for one another grow, their investigation turns deadly. Now, it is up to Stanley and his gang of street kids to stop Hazel from becoming the next victim.


Excerpt:

Hazel stumbled down the grassy hill of the moonlit park. Stanley glanced at her from several steps ahead. “You with me, Bananas?”
“Yeah.” She swallowed back the urge to be sick. Hazel’s legs moved her forward but nothing seemed real. She was in Forest Park at night with a newsie boy she’d just met and Sandy’s runaway sister was back there, slumped against the statue of St. Louis with her head cracked open.

She couldn’t make her brain take it all in. Evelyn’s face—caved in on one side, her mouth slack, teeth showing like gravestones covered in blood. Gripped with panic, Hazel quickened her step to catch up with Stanley—her only guide in this darkness. He was a part of it. This was his world, not hers.

About the Author:

Jo Schaffer was born and raised in the California Bay Area in a huge, creative family. She is a YA novelist, speaker and a Taekwondo black belt. She’s a founding member of the nonprofit organization that created Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the nation’s biggest conferences for teens where bestselling authors present writing workshops to nearly a thousand attendees. Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and family. She is passionate about community, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial arts. But her favorite thing is being mom to three strapping sons and a neurotic cat named Hero. They live together in the beautiful mountains of Utah.









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Monday, February 18, 2019

Seraphina’s Revolution Author: Sheena Hutchinson

Title: Seraphina’s Revolution
Author: Sheena Hutchinson
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Cover Me, Darling
Publication Date: March 18th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Seraphina Cross had always wished for the life she’d always dreamed of. One must be careful what they wish for. Unfortunately, she’s gotten all she’s ever dreamed of and more.
Seraphina has gone head to head with Lucifer and his minions. Now, she’s feeling the casualties of siding against him. All her intense power is useless against grief and remorse. Struggling to keep her emotions in check, Nate once again comes to her rescue to keep her head above water. Keeping her darkness at bay, he resumes his position as the one pillar of strength in Seraphina’s life.
But, what happens when he too disappears?
Seraphina’s life is once again thrown into a whirlwind of chaos. As the darkness within her returns, new friends appear and an old friend returns home. Seraphina must figure out who can be trusted. On top of everything, those pesky dreams return. But, what she sees cannot be unseen. Will Seraphina be strong enough to resist temptation? Can she keep her Demons under control long enough to save the world or will it define her?
The time has come. Seraphina’s Revolution is here. Alliances will be forged. Sacrifices must be made. In the fight between good and evil—there are no more rules. This is war.
Will her dreams turn out to be her salvation or her damnation?
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Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, who followed her happily ever after to a much more rural town in Maine. When she’s not driving an hour to find a Starbucks or running from bugs that are way too big for her taste, she’s focusing on writing stories that empower and inspire.
Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. For more on Sheena and her books visit her website: www.SheenaHutchinson.com.
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Silence fills Seraphina’s ears swallowing up the voices. Her mouth was open with laughter now clamps shut. She’s falling. Falling fast. Her arms reach for something, anything before clawing at her throat. It burns. Bubbles fly out as she attempts to scream. Help! Anyone help me! No one comes. No one ever comes. She grows light and lighter still. The bubbles slow until they eventually stop completely.
An image flashes against her mind, tiny face and blue lips under the clear water.
Seraphina’s eyes fly open. She was reliving it again. Reliving what she had allowed herself to become. She will never forget the time she spend as a Demon, that has become is her cross to bear. That’s when they come. Creeping up on her like shadows after the sunset. They echo louder and louder inside her mind. Her hands clamp down on her ears trying to drown them out. It doesn’t work. It never does. Screams of terror fill her. They used to fuel her power, now they only haunt her soul.
Seraphina has tried so hard to keep the screams from entering her. Her fingers still twitch with the power they can hold. Her hold on the Earth has never left. It sits there under the surface waiting…waiting to be unleashed. She can’t let it. She refuses to allow it. She is powerful beyond what anyone can comprehend. Which makes her dangerous. She must never allow herself to get out of control. Not ever again, the world depends on it. She shivers.
There was a dream. One she never mentions, not even to Nate. Once it’s spoken, it would make it real. It has been said that dreams are a wish your heart makes. She hopes that’s not true because the dream showed her the world. But, it wasn’t the world she remembered. It was a world destroyed. A world in which evil wins and her powers are unleashed. Death. Destruction. Lucifer and his crew roam the Earth freely. Humanity is no more. That’s why she has to keep it in check. Seraphina must not let the evil win.

The Brightest Darkness Author: Kate L Mary

Title: The Brightest Darkness
Author: Kate L Mary
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic/Zombie
Publisher: Twisted Press
Editor: Lori Whitwam
Publication Date: March 18th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
There was something evil living in Andrew. I’d seen it in his eyes, reflecting back at me like a spotlight. It was the brightest darkness I’d ever seen, bright enough to snuff every one of us out…
Still reeling from loss, Kellan and Regan set out to rescue Harper from Andrew and his men. Only now they aren’t just fighting to free a teenage girl, they’re fighting to keep a promise to the man who saved them, knowing if they fail, Harper won’t be the only one at risk.
Joining forces with a new group means having help and making friends, but it also brings new conflict and the risk of losing everything they’ve worked to build over the last night years. With zombies banging at their door and the threat of danger around every corner, Regan and Kellan will have to fight to keep their world secure and their secret from getting out.
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 Kate L. Mary is an award-winning author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, ranging from Post-apocalyptic tales of the undead, to Speculative Fiction and Contemporary Romance. Her YA book, When We Were Human, was the 2015 Children's Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fiction, and the 2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction, and her dystopian novel, Outliers, was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2018 Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the Winner in the 2018 Kindle Book Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
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99% Faking It Author: Chris Cannon

Title: 99% Faking It
Author: Chris Cannon
Genre: YA RomCom, Sweet Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: March 4th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Lisa is a card-carrying, book-loving Gryffindor. Solid. And that’s why everyone knows she’s awesome. Well, except for her crush, Matt. He only ever sees her as a friend. Plus, he's got his eye on another girl. Oh well, plenty of fish and all that.
Good thing Lisa just read a book on the “wedding ring phenomenon”—you get more attention when you’re already taken. What if Lisa pretends to be Matt’s plus one? Maybe it’ll help Matt get his girl and Lisa can hook her own fish.
After the plan works, Matt suddenly claims he doesn’t like the view from the friend-zone and wants her instead… But she isn’t interested in being anyone’s second choice. If this guy wants to earn her attention, he’ll need more than some silly “phenomenon.”
He’ll need to go all out...
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Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Claimed by Her Bear Author: Catherine Vale

Title: Claimed by Her Bear
Author: Catherine Vale
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb:
Claimed by Her Bear Collection: 5 scorching hot shifter romance books in one volume!
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Inside:
Billion Dollar Bear
Bearly Magic
Taste of Honey
Dark Side of the Moon
Grizzly Heat
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Billion Dollar Bear
Jericho Knight isn’t interested in what his clan wants. If they had their way, he’d be mated to the ruthless Ravena Hasting, just because she’s the former Alpha’s daughter.
So, what does he do?
He disappears, that’s what. Determined to enjoy his final few days before becoming Alpha, he plans to live it up and escape the watchful eye of his suffocating clan.
That’s when he meets the firecracker that makes him want to break all his rules, especially the one about never mixing business with pleasure.
Bearly Magic
Mixing business with pleasure can be a magical combination. And deadly.
The local humans don’t know it, but they live among a growing community of shifters, mages, dark elves, and vamps. San Francisco may look like a beautiful city by day, but when the lights go down, the streets are crawling with dangerous paranormal creatures.
Angela Mason works for the Order of Protection. This means that it’s her job to protect the city from dark supernatural forces, and do whatever is needed to keep the people safe, including partnering with the irresistibly handsome stranger, Cole Avery.
What she doesn’t expect, is to feel such a strong connection to the dangerous shifter. Thankfully, Cole Avery’s rule of never mixing business with pleasure should keep them focused on solving the mystery.
Or so they think…
Taste of Honey
The curvaceous Olivia Rose has always been a hopeless romantic. In fact, it’s gotten her into trouble more times, than she cares to remember – always falling in love with the wrong kind of men. So, when she finds herself being rescued by a gorgeous stranger, she expects that it will be trouble as usual.
She has no idea just how much trouble she’s about to get into…
Dark Side of the Moon
Veronica Maxwell has never fit in. Not into the cliques in high school, not even in her own family. So, she turned to martial arts as a way of venting out that anger, and that’s how she ended up in the ring, fighting her ass off, fired up and ready to compete.
Mikel Taso is used to fighting. He lives in a world of constant war; Clans fighting Clans and shifters fighting shifters.
But when his Clan is threatened by extinction, he knows he has no other choice but to abandon his planet for a thriving one: earth. And that’s how he came face to face with our kick-ass heroine, and the one woman he believes is his one true mate.
When these two fighters’ cross paths, it sets in motion a series of events that will not only test their will to survive against all odds, but to survive each other.
And Veronica isn’t going down without a fight.
Grizzly Heat
Rescuing Sonya from a fire is only the beginning. It's instant chemistry, a passion that burns as bright as the very fires that threaten to consume them.
They were destined to meet...
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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Vale writes urban fantasy stories of magic and mayhem and paranormal romance.
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Best I've Ever Had Author: Abbi Glines

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Title: Best I've Ever Had
Series: Standalone in the Sea Breeze meets Rosemary Beach
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Cover Designer: Ellie McLove

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Summer had returned to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama. The nightlife lit up with scantily clad sun-kissed bodies, live music, the smell of freshly cooked seafood. Taking it all in he wondered if coming back had been the best thing. He wasn’t the same man who had driven out of town a year ago on the motorcycle he’d spontaneously bought after his best friend’s wedding. From the messy blond curls he’d let grow out to the tattoos now covering his arms, part of his chest and even the side of his neck, it all represented a part of his journey.  
Eli Hardy was back, but he didn’t plan on staying for long.

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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge. You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

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