Virtual Book Tour: The Argent Star by Emerson Fray

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The Argent Star (Monarchy #1)

Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis:

What happens when your decisions affect an entire universe?

Ren Argent wanted to be an archeologist and spend her life exploring the lost cities of Earth. But when a new planet is discovered and her father is appointed King, she has to leave behind everything she knows to rule over a place she’s only heard of in legends.

Not long after her arrival she discovers there are insurgents hiding in the darkened forests and the planet is on the brink of civil war. It won’t be long until the Monarchy steps in to “neutralize” the threat.

Will she be able to stop the hostile takeover? Or will her actions ignite a rebellion across the universe?

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“He wants you to marry soon, but I think he’ll be happier if you’re dead.”

Ren knew Garret was trying to get her to marry someone on Novae but she hadn’t thought he’d be happier if she was dead. She didn’t think her death would benefit him in any way, actually. Or anyone, for that matter.

“Garret might be a snake, but he would be happier if I just married someone,” Ren argued.

“He’d be happier if Elian was on the throne.”

That caught Ren by surprise. “What do you mean?”

“Maks cannot be controlled,” Sheridan cut in, her voice low. “He does what he believes is right and best for the people, not the Monarchy. Elian is not as strong as Maks; he’d fold under their pressure.”

“Elian is plenty strong,” Ren said. “And if he were the King then he would be great. He would–”

“Be easily controlled,” Abetha interrupted, “at least Garret thinks so.”

Ren bit down on her bottom lip. “No he wouldn’t.” It was true though, and Elian had plenty of weaknesses they could exploit. All they had to do was threaten to take away his machines and he would crumble. But Ren wanted to think her brother had more integrity than that and shook her head.

“He would compared to Maks,” Abetha said carefully. “The Monarchy is having trouble keeping Maks under their thumb. He isn’t doing what they want here.”

“And what is it they want?” Ren whispered. It was what she’d been trying to figure out ever since she’d left Earth.

In the darkness, Sheridan answered, “Control.”

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Emerson Fray currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario. While most of her stories happen on other planets, she remains on Earth 24/7 hunting down hawks and bugs to photograph, as well as chasing her mother’s dog to reclaim stolen shoes. A self taught Pokemon trainer and coffee lover, she spends most of her valuable time pinning recipes she will never make on boards she will forget about.

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Blog Tour: Monarch by Belle Whittington

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Monarch (Cicada Trilogy #3)

Genre: Soft Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Romance, Action/Adventure, Aliens

Synopsis:

Blair Reynolds was born to rule. Worlds, that is. Destined to reign over an ancient intergalactic race, it may seem her fate is written in the stars. But she’s willing to risk it all for another chance to spend forever with her true love – even if it means traveling through time and space to the other side of the universe.

As far as Ash is concerned, Blair’s happily-ever-after involves him, not the mere mortal with whom she seems so infatuated. She was bequeathed to him by her fatherand Ash will go to any lengths to keep Blair and her true love apart.

And Ash isn’t the only one.

Deep in the jungles of Brazil, where tribal drums call to Blair and her true love, other forces carry out dangerous secret plans.

However, Blair has secrets of her own … secrets so lethal she dares not even remember them.

Secrets so painful they could ruin everything.

Because some secrets kill.

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“What’s going on in that head of yours?” Everett asked as he stroked my forearm with his fingertips.

I glanced at him and parted my lips to speak but burst into flames instead. This was the third time it had happened since we’d gotten to the house to find it broken into and pillaged.

Blue flames licked around my arms and shoulders, and I tossed my head back, my arms out, and felt my feet lift from the kitchen floor. Everything around me glowed in a blue haze, and I turned to glimpse myself in the dining room mirror.

My hair stretched out in tendrils, as if it had a life of its own, curling, twisting, and reaching among the brilliant blue flames that leapt from my skin and into the air around me.

Immortality, it seemed, replaced mortality in stages. I hoped it would be the last stage of spontaneous combustion. Because each time it happened, my clothing ignited and left me suspended in flames, mid-air, and naked.

Of course, all this activity had delayed us from going to the airport and heading to South America to pursue Mom’s kidnappers. Andrew had called the airlines several times to reschedule our flights until he’d finally given up and decided to allow me time to get through my episodes of fire and levitation.

Natalie gasped as she rushed through the kitchen door and saw me hovering several feet above the tile floor, naked, and trying to cover myself as best as I could with my arms. “Get out of here!” she shouted at David, Andrew, and Everett. “Give her some privacy!”

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Character Bio:

Blair Reynolds (Main Character)
She thought she’d grow up to be a large animal veterinarian like her grandfather. But when she turned seventeen, things began to change … not only to her, but to those around her. Like a cicada leaving its shell, Blair changes from human to become her self-ordained destiny: the Monarch of an ancient intergalactic race.

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Andrew Reynolds
Blair’s older telepathic brother who also has a sixth sense of knowing things … some call it ESP. Andrew is an alien-human hybrid – the byproduct of alien experiments done on his mother and grandmother. He’s a good guy, but things never seem to go his way.

Everett Forster
Love interest and über nerd. His childhood dream was to become an entomologist one day, because of his love of bugs and insects. However, those plans never come to fruition. Like Blair, his fate lies elsewhere. Joining the Resistance took him far from the plans of his boyhood and into the realization that he was meant for grander things … things beyond the human world.

Ash
Charming and sexy, flirtatious Ash will stop at nothing to make Blair his own. There’s not a human bone in his body, but that won’t stop him from having his share of girls on the side. They don’t matter, though. All that matters to him is that he fulfills the promise he’d made to Blair’s father to keep her safe and alive. She’s the only female the warrior general had resolved to marry, and he doesn’t go back on his promises. Even though she’d devised a way to separate from him and become an alien-human hybrid, it didn’t matter. As far as he’s concerned, they will still have Royal Children together and lead their people in a new life on this strange planet.

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David Hargrave
Handsome and brawny, he was the captain of the high school football team and newlywed husband of Natalie, his high school sweetheart. David is Andrew’s best friend, and thinks of Blair as his own kid sister. He’s loyal and true, even though his friend is not quite normal— in human terms, anyway.

Natalie Hargrave
She loves her new husband and hopes to raise children with him while teaching kindergarten at the local elementary school. Natalie was Homecoming Queen and a cheerleader in high school. Even though Blair wouldn’t have been her first choice of friend in school, she becomes her best friend and fashion stylist. And that all makes for more sadness considering what happens to her.

Mom
A secret member of The Resistance, Mom is a closet badass. While raising her children, she did her best to provide them with a stable home and a normal mother who baked the best cupcakes this side of the Pecos River. A young widow, she’d started her own bakery, which secretly funded some of the activities of The Resistance. Who could blame her? Hers and her husband’s honeymoon had been ruined when she’d been abducted by aliens.

Mr. Forster
Everett’s father is a professor of history at a nearby university. Mom is his love interest, and, like her, he was widowed at a young age and raised his son alone. Mr. Forster knows all about this alien abduction business, because his wife had also been abducted by aliens the year before Everett was born.

Grandpa
A wise old cowboy and local favorite, Grandpa is known by all the townsfolk for being an outstanding large animal veterinarian. When his son-in-law and grandson were murdered, he took the place of father figure for his remaining grandchildren.

Orion
They’d once called him The Cicada. Now, he’s known for whom he really is—one of the alien-hybrid sons of Ash’s fling with a jungle girl who died during their birth. Along with his brother, he’d been given to his alien mother as a gift in hopes that it would heal a broken union. Orion would do anything for his adopted mother … no matter the consequence.

Nyx
Orion’s brother, Nyx is more like Ash. Though he loves his adopted mother, Nyx favors his father’s affections. However, to prove his loyalty to his mother … he creates a secret organization meant to keep her safe. It’s called The Resistance.

Xi
Extremely loyal, he’s the alien body guard of the Queen. He’s massive, covered in tattoos that note his rank, battles won, and his loyalty to the Royal House. Xi is the commander of the Royal Guard – an elite group of alien soldiers who serve only their Queen.

Max
One of only two females, she’s second in command in The Royal Guard. She’s a vicious warrior who also wears tattoos of won conquests and loyalty to The Royal House. Though she’s cunning with her blade and prefers to wear the blood of her vanquished foes as war paint, Max has a soft side. Orion is her love interest, and she plans to pair with him.

Rake
As medic in The Royal Guard, Rake is able to provide a healing touch to those who are wounded, including the Queen. Rake is one of the only two females in The Royal Guard and stands almost as tall as the men. Nyx is her love interest.

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What to look forward to in 2015

In 2015, I’ll be finishing my top-secret WIP. I’m really excited about this book. It’s like nothing I’ve ever written … sort of. My readers are sure to love it. And since the subject is so different than my usual fare, I believe it will appeal to a lot of new readers, and I’m really looking forward to meeting them!

This book is set in the same universe as my current books, same time-frame, and same region of Texas. But it’s about a totally different kind of group of characters. And the challenges they’ll face will be exciting and, I believe, fresh for my readers. I love writing things that are new.

So, here’s to new books, new readers, and new worlds!

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Author Interview:

Nessa: Why did you become a writer? Belle: To me, the most important part of writing is in the daydreaming. I’m an avid daydreamer. It’s my favorite pastime. I have been daydreaming stories for as long as I can remember. My first recollection of wanting to be a writer was when I was in the second grade, and my teacher, Mrs. Rambin, would have us lay our heads on our desks after lunch while she read us stories full of magic and imagination.
Most of my early writings were stories with a twist of science fiction…even my earliest poems. I remember sitting on the dam of a neighbor’s pond around the time I was eleven, writing a story about space travel. In fact, I still have that little handwritten story. It’s still bound in the same yellow notebook that I put it in way back in the sixth grade.
Writing is part of being. It’s part of me just like breathing and sleeping and eating.

N: Do you have any siblings?
B: Yes. I have two brothers and one sister.

N: If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Why?
B: I’ve always wanted to visit Great Britain. It’s where my ancestors came from, and I would like to explore all the places they may have lived.

N: If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow would you be ready?
B: Probably not! LOL!

N: What is your favorite genre to read?
B: Science Fiction, Paranormal, and British Literature. Depending on my mood. Oh! I also like history books, too! I know … that was more than one genre.

N: If you could meet anyone past, present or future, who would it be?
B: Past: Henry VIII
Present: Lek Walesa
Future: My prodigy

N: Where do you see yourself three years from now?
B: A Best-Selling Author

N: Paper or plastic?
B: Paper

N: Home cooking or take out?
B: Home Cooking

N: What is the one thing your readers don’t know about you, but you wished to share?
B: I really do believe in aliens!

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Belle was raised in deep East Texas. She now resides somewhere north of Houston, Texas in a small inconsequential town with the smallest, most inconsequential name. There, in the shady reaches of the pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams adventures and secrets she weaves throughout her stories. She’s the author of CICADA, FIREFLY, and MONARCH, a Young Adult/New Adult cross-over trilogy with excellent reviews. She studied literature and history at University of Houston where Beowulf, Shakespeare’s works, and the history of the Vikings were her favorite topics. Belle is positive her readers and fans are the best in the universe.

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Blog Tour: King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Kim Iverson Headler

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King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court

Genre: M/F, Science Fiction/Fantasy Time-Travel Romance

Synopsis:

Morgan le Fay, 6th-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball…and the human heart.

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Chapter XI: The Queen in Search of a Baseball Club

CLARICE HELPED ME pack my clothing and accessories for the relocation to London: just what I would need for the first brace of weeks, which amounted to eight large traveling cases, one of which was devoted to my hair accoutrements and cosmetics. Not long after arriving in this century, Clarice had introduced me to these wonderful products, which allowed me to create the same visual effect as I had done for decades with the aid of magic; now you sit privy to the secret of how I could cast ever so many enchantments for President Malory and remain looking as glorious as ever.

While I was yet sorting through my garments deciding which to bring and which to leave, my thoughts turned toward a leaving of another sort. I must have appeared sorrowful, for of a sudden Clarice asked if aught ailed me.

“I shall miss you, Clarice, when I get to London.” Since that answer represented only half the truth, I hurried on with: “And yet I know that you shall perform your duties in continuing to oversee my office here in Washington to the utmost of your considerable abilities.”

That made her smile, and she thanked me for the compliment, but her look turned shrewd. “I imagine you’ll miss President Hinton, too.”

“Of course I shall. She has become as a sister to me.”

I resumed examination of the dress I had been holding, a sexy little black thing that I would have loved to have worn only for Accolon…

“Please tell me about him,” said Clarice.

“I beg your pardon?”

The shrewd look was back. Mayhap it had never left. “Sir Accolon. Queen Morgan, you have not—um, partnered with any man of this century more often than once to my certain knowledge, since I manage your schedule. I suspect that you have not yet found anyone you like, let alone love, as well as he. No one of this era could make you go all moony-eyed while looking at a dress; therefore, you must be thinking about Accolon. So, please tell me about him.”

Ha. I knew I had chosen her as my trusted adviser for good reason, and I rewarded her accordingly. As the memories swirled about in my mind, making me yearn even more acutely for Accolon’s company, I said:

“He was a knight with very few peers during his lifetime, excepting only Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine. And my brother—those three were the only knights who ever bested him in single combat. So naturally, he was big—in all parts and portions—and muscular, and very strong, yet as a lover he was no brute, but as tender as any virgin maid could ever wish for. His intellect was nearly as keen as mine, as was his eagerness to assist me in righting the wrongs inflicted upon me by my brother. He had hair as glossy black as a raven’s wing, which he kept short-cropped in the old Roman style; he once said it was more comfortable under the helmet than having masses of hair stuffed up under and making the head sweat overmuch. It had a fine curl to it that I found most endearing. His eyes were an unforgettable shade of blue, and he had a strong chin that he kept clean-shaven…Lord God in heaven! Who on earth is that?”

While I had been discoursing on Accolon’s virtues, Clarice had activated her screen, which was now displaying the image of a man who could have been my dead lover’s twin.

Clarice grinned. “You said the other day that you wanted to find another general manager for the Knights. This man is Alexander Leroy ‘Sandy’ Carter, former WBF second baseman and 2073 Tournament MVP for the Connecticut Yankees. Since his retirement as a player, he has served in various capacities for several teams, including as a GM. He is a renowned expert in all matters baseball.”

In any era, when something—or someone—sounds too good to be true, it—or he—usually is. I asked, “If he is so valuable, then why does he not stay with one team?”

A look of chagrin crossed her countenance. “Sandy Carter is what we call a ‘loose cannon.’ He can be temperamental and wild, and he gets into fights with players and coaches and…sometimes even with his bosses. And not just verbal fights, either. Usually his points are quite valid, but his means of expressing them don’t earn him any friends.”

In a word, then, passionate. Passionate men I understood and could work with. It had been thus with Accolon at the start of our association, and look at all I had been able to accomplish with him. Everything I had ever desired, except King Arthur’s throne.

Wit I well that lying and gullibility were two facets of human nature that had not changed in the last fifteen centuries and shall not change in the next fifteen, either. I had learned this while trying to evaluate potential new Knights for the team. Everyone speaks glowingly of his accomplishments and accolades; no one ever mentions his flaws or mistakes or regrets unless a wise employer chooses to ask specific questions of this ilk. Yet Clarice had offered the bad along with the good of this man. Still, I would be forced as a point of honor to relinquish my coveted title of The Wise if I accepted her words at face value; upon turning the thought-receptors toward me, I soon verified everything she had told me about this volatile man.

I asked, “Is Sandy Carter available now?”

Clarice’s grin returned. “For the right price, Queen Morgan, anyone is.”

It took only one call, and Sandy Carter expressed exceeding pleasure and eagerness to accompany me to London as general manager of the Knights. The fact that I had worn the sexy black number during the call saved the team quite a sum with regard to Carter’s agreed-upon salary.

Neither as queen nor as ball club owner do I ever make idle promises.

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Kim Iverson Headlee 1500x2237Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, and assorted wildlife. People & creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-20th century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native (when she used to live in the Metro DC area, she loved telling people she was from “the other Washington”) and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her new imprint, Pendragon Cove Press.

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Rack & Ruin by Charlie Cochet

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Rack & Ruin (THIRDS #3)

Genre: M/M, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense

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New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly immerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.

Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.

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My Review: 5/5 Stars

There is some iffy stuff going down in Thirds. There’s a mole in the unit and Destructive Delta is trying to catch one of the Coalition members so they can get answers to their questions. Besides all that there is something seriously wrong with Ash, way more than his normal pain in the butt self. When you find out who the mole is and you are like me, your first thought will be WTF just happened.

OMG I love Dex. I know I have said that before, but it will remain true. His sense of humor is something to live by, but don’t get me wrong when you make him mad, you better look out. The chemistry between Dex and Sloan is heating up and boy how I wish I was either one of them.

We have the bad guys that you just want to catch and torture yourself so you know what is going to happen next. The lead MC’s are just awesome in their own right, but if Sloan runs away from what he has with Dex one more time, we are going to have some words. You just can’t keep putting Dex through this crap man. The supporting characters are amazing. I really hope she gives Cael his own story. And the ending, hot dang I wish she would have kept writing. I can’t wait for the next book in this series and get some more Dex in my life! I’m a little sad though because I have to wait until Feb for the next book. I started going through withdrawal at the end of this book. I don’t think I can wait that long.

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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to science fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and, boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Go to Charlie’s website to download free stories, including Roses in the Devil’s Garden and An Intrepid Trip to Love.

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Blood & Thunder by Charlie Cochet

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Blood & Thunder (THIRDS #2)

Genre: M/M, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense

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When a series of bombs go off in a Therian youth center, injuring members of THIRDS Team Destructive Delta, and causing a rift between agents Dexter J. Daley and Sloane Brodie, peace seems unattainable. Especially when a new and frightening group, the Order of Adrasteia, appears to always be a step ahead. With panic and intolerance spreading and streets becoming littered with the Order’s propaganda, hostility between Humans and Therians grows daily. Dex and Sloane, along with the rest of the team, are determined to take down the Order and restore peace, not to mention settle a personal score. But the deeper the team investigates the bombings, the more they believe there’s a more sinister motive than a desire to shed blood and spread chaos.

Discovering the frightful truth behind the Order’s intent forces Sloane to confront secrets from a past he thought he’d left behind for good, a past that could not only destroy him and his career, but also the reputation of the organization that made him all he is today. Now more than ever, Dex and Sloane need each other, and, along with trust, the strength of their bond will mean the difference between justice and all-out war.

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My Review: 5/5 Stars

This book was just awesome. And if you thought Dex was funny in the last back, he amps up his charm in this book. You gotta love a man who enjoys singing karaoke. Though everything is not peachy keen with Destructive Delta, they are doing everything they can to stop Isaac.

There are problems between Dex and Sloan, but what do you expect when Sloan won’t open up to him. A relationship is a two way street and Sloan can’t expect Dex to keep taking him back when he runs away from what they have. The question is will Sloan get his head out of his butt before he loses Dex for good?

While reading this book, my daughter told me books can’t be that funny, that’s how much I was laughing when it came to Dex. Little does she know if you find just the right book and the author is dead on with the humor, you will crack up at every funny part.

Love this series!

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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to science fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and, boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Go to Charlie’s website to download free stories, including Roses in the Devil’s Garden and An Intrepid Trip to Love.

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Otherworlders by Angela Cavanaugh

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Genre: M/F, Sci-fi, Suspense

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How far will humanity go to save itself?

When a virus threatens humanity with extinction, the desperate and dwindling number of uninfected seek refuge in a parallel universe. The technology is untested. The other universe is unprepared and one thing is made violently clear: they are not wanted.

As a weaponized, fatal virus mutates and threatens to kill all life forms on Earth, Special Agent Williams and the government conspires to send the healthy away. After space travel and going underground are ruled impossible, all that remains is the theoretical technology of an autistic savant: escaping to a parallel universe. But their arrival is met with suspicion and hatred. To evade persecution, experimentation, and to save their lives, the Otherworlders must find a way to escape, survive, and outwit Agent Williams murderous double.

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My Review: 4.5/5 Stars

I was a little skeptical in reading this book at first. I’m not that big into sci-fi when there isn’t a love romance involved, but when I say I was hooked after the first chapter, that’s what I was. Otherworlders doesn’t revolve around one person, but a set of certain people. There is a mass virus that is wiping out the world and the only hope they have is from a inventor named Levi Turner. He is the answer to the worlds prayers. He builds a machine that lets the high resistant people move dimensions.

You have a FBI agent who wants to save the world, a couple who only wants to be safe, a con woman who only knows how to survive, a ten year old boy who believes nobody wants him and a widower who can’t believe she lost her husband so suddenly. Levi is able to build the machine and move the human’s with a high resistance to the virus through dimensions, but when they get to the place that is much like earth and not, problems arise. From hateful doubles and a society that doesn’t want them there. Have the demission jumpers left one bad situation to only enter into a worse one.

Angela wove a tale of sci-fi genius in my book. I couldn’t put the book down until I was finished with it. I wanted to know what happened next. There is unconditional love, where the husband and wife would follow each other anywhere just for a better start. There is also betrayal. Oh I wanted to smack that person with a passion. Ms. Cavanaugh described what a person would do just so that they could feel safe, even sell out their own best friend to a psycho FBI agent. One character tries to find herself after she is put through some trying times. And there is death. Some of the people that died, I wanted to bring them back to life, just so they could keep breathing.

I would definitely recommend this book. I honestly hope she might add some more books and make it a series.

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***Two time recipient of an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest.***

Angela is a writer living in Los Angeles. Nomadic by nature, she is from St. Louis, MO originally, spent a few years in Austin, TX, and has no idea where she’ll end up, geographically speaking.

She began writing in high school, between and during classes. Her first couple hobby level novels have been banished to never see the light of day. But as she matured, so did her writing skills.

She realized that writing could be more than a hobby. She fell in love with flash fiction and began posting the short stories to her blog weekly. Now, Angela spends most of time working on writing, often polishing completed short stories and novels and creating new ones.

She has self-published 22 Short Scifi Stories: a flash fiction collection on Amazon. It reached #6 on the *best seller list. It is also available in audio.

In 2015, she will have two stories published in The Future Chronicles series. Also being released in 2015 is her debut novel, Otherworlders.

Angela is currently working on a number of other projects, and has a lot planned.

2015 is going to be an exciting year 🙂

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***Third and fourth quarter honorable mention 2014

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*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.

Hell & High Water by Charlie Cochet

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Hell & High Water (THIRDS #1)

Genre: M/M, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense

Synopsis:

When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley’s testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences—and the media frenzy—aren’t far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he’s lucky he doesn’t find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he’ll get transferred from the Human Police Force’s Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father—a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron otherwise known as the THIRDS—pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent.

Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer—and every bit as dangerous.

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My Review: 5/5 Stars

From the moment I started reading this book, I fell in love with Dex. Even though he did the right thing, people still hated him for it, he never let that take the smile from his face. Oh and let’s not forget his love for cheesy doodles that almost got his head snapped off. When he joined the THIRDS team Destructive Delta’s (awesome name) he didn’t let the unwanted vibes put him off from making the team whole again.

When Sloane came into play, I knew that it was going to be a fun ride for him and Dex because Dex wouldn’t let him push him away. I felt the emotions come off of the page for Sloane’s deceased’s partner and understood why he acted the way he did.

Fighting their attraction for each other, they fought to find the person killing innocent people. Mix in Dex’s smart wit and easy comeback with Sloane’s brooding image, you get one epic relationship.

The book was well written, all of the characters flowed well together and I couldn’t put the book down until I was done with it. Can’t wait to read the next one.

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 Author’s Bio:

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Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From historical to fantasy, contemporary to science fiction, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!

Currently residing in South Florida, Charlie looks forward to migrating to a land where the weather includes seasons other than hot, hotter, and, boy, it’s hot! When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.

Go to Charlie’s website to download free stories, including Roses in the Devil’s Garden and An Intrepid Trip to Love.

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