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Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After



Blurb: 

When it comes to fairy tales, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. Things so morbid and grotesque, so sinister and diabolical, they haunt your imagination; warnings from generations past that still manage to terrify.



In 2013, authors came together for the annual Project REUTSway writing competition, penning their own interpretive twists on stories we're all familiar with. Seventeen were chosen, bringing twenty-five new versions to life. From The Brother's Grimm, to Hans Christian Andersen and beyond, these tales are not the ones you grew up with. They are, however, Fairly Twisted Tales for a Horribly Ever After. Dare to find out what happens when "once upon a time" ends in the stuff of nightmares?

An exclusive hardcover will be available from REUTS Publications in the coming weeks, but you can devour these stories now for Kindle and Nook!

This NaNoWriMo season, REUTS Publication is inviting you join us in creating the next talented collection. So brush up on your histories, legends, and cultural lore, because we’ll be looking for the most original, fantastic versions of tales that have braved the centuries. The globe-trotting of world mythology will make weekly theme stops to visit Egyptian, Celtic, and even more rich lore from other areas of the world. This all starts November 1st, so make sure to grab your pens and ready those typing muscles for the twists that will be revealed on the Project REUTSway on twitter, or on their website.  


Book Review: Beautiful Purpose (18+) + Giveaway


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Title: A Beautiful Purpose (Beautiful #6) 
Author: Alicia Rae 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ 
Publication Date: October 20, 2014 
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Synopsis ~

*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone*

 All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed. But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose? Can two wounded souls become one?

(For 18 and older)


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Book Promo: Spooktacular Seductions + Giveaway


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Genre: Romance Anthology
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Publisher: Roane Publishing

Keywords: Romance, Short Stories, Halloween, Paranormal


Falling in love can be terrifying.

Eight tales of spooky romance brought to you just in time for Halloween.

Book Promo: 4 for Friday October Blitz + Giveaway

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Book Review: Dead Girl + Giveaway (18+)

Celebrate the release of DEAD GIRL by Pavarti K Tyler by spreading the word and entering the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Get it now for $0.99 on Amazon.com or FREE if you're on Kindle Unlimited.

VAMPIRE EROTICA LIKE YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE

When two boys find a body in their childhood hang out, they decide to have some fun, but get more than they bargained for.

Brought to you by HotInk Press, DEAD GIRL is boundary pushing, it's sexy, it's violent, it's of questionable taste, and I think you're going to love it.

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Book Review: Liulf (18+) + Giveaway

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Title:  Liulf: Alpha of the Mahdrah Ahlee (New Scotia Pack #1) 
Author:  Victoria Danann
Genre:  Paranormal Romance 17+
Series: New Scotia Pack 
Publication Date:  October 18, 2014 
Publisher: Andromeda LLC dba 7th House
Event Organized By:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

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~ Synopsis ~

WHEN HE COULDN'T FIND HER IN HIS WORLD, HE WENT ELSEWHERE.

First of a series of three novellas about the Brothers Cu Ahlee.

USA TODAY Bestselling author, Victoria Danann, wrote this series as a follow up, based on Moonlight, Best Vampire~Shifter Novel of 2013.

For a thousand years the highlander werewolves of Scotia have enjoyed the protection of the fae monarchy, but the straining population has forced them to adapt or die. Or move.

Liulf has spent centuries waiting for a true mating while others settled for comfortable compatibility. When he emerged as the new alpha, little did he know he'd find her when he leads his pack to a new world.
     

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Book Review: King of the Mutants + Giveaway








Title: King of the Mutants
Publication date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Samantha Verant

Can one boy stop a nefarious plot to turn kids into super-mutants?

Maverick Mercury enjoys his life as the sideshow attraction known as “Gator Boy” at Grumbling’s Traveling Circus and Sideshow.

His freakish mutations are the result of some billionaire geneticist’s experiments gone awry. But life as a mutant is about to get worse, as Maverick uncovers a plot to kidnap kids, turns them into super-mutants, and sells their powers to the highest bidder.

Now, Maverick is on a mission to find the mad scientist who may have created him and destroy his sinister plans!

Book Review: The Maenad of Manhattan (18+)




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Title: The Maenad of Manhattan
Author: Liz Meldon
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance Novella
Publish Date: 10/08/2014
Publisher: Independent Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


~ Book Synopsis ~
The glory days of Ancient Greece are long gone, and the gods of the Old World are scattered across the globe. As their popularity dwindles, as their worshipers forget, their power fades. Luckily for Aphrodite, she’s a household name. After all, how could anyone ever forget the Greek goddess of Love? Unfortunately, no one seems to know or care about her divinity. In a world of skeptics and technology-crazed mortals, loneliness and boredom have taken hold. Her life consists of romance advice columns, martini bars, and flings with empty-headed men—until she meets Loki. She’s intrigued: it’s been decades—centuries even—since she laid eyes on another god, particularly one outside her pantheon. In their short time together, she realizes just how much she needs the companionship of one of her own. Loki, however, seems more interested in catching a murderous maenad than swapping stories about the old days. Can she convince Loki to stay and make her life a little less lonely, or will he persuade her to join him on his quest for more worshipers? His questionable tactics make her uneasy, but how can she turn down the opportunity to live as she once did: freely, powerfully, and lustfully as Aphrodite of Olympus

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Book Review: The Keepers




Sixteen-year-old Isra Kalb has grown up starving in the slums of Islamabad. But hunger is only the beginning. When her father is mysteriously murdered and madness corrupts her mother's mind, she's left alone to fend for herself and her sister. Homeless and destitute, the only thing she has to remember her loving family by is a commonplace necklace--an amulet barely worth keeping.

Or so she thinks.

Swept into a web of lies, deceit and turmoil, Isra struggles to find a place for herself and Zaffirah, wondering if the strange creatures and visions she's seeing are indications of the madness that took her mother. But when Snatchers capture Zaffirah, Isra learns her amulet isn't so useless after all. Transported to Zarcane--the beastly garden where Adam and Eve were born--Isra comes face to face with her destiny. She's a Keeper, charged with protecting the borders of Zarcane and keeping the demon hordes lurking in the shadows from taking realms that are not their own. And she's not the only one; there's a second Keeper, a boy whose identity hasn't been revealed.

Now, in order to save her sister and fulfill her family's legacy as Keeper of the Amulet, she has to find the second Keeper and close the borders. Surrounded by betrayal, trapped between warring factions of angels, and desperate to save the only family she has left, Isra must decide:

Who can she trust when nothing is what it seems?




Review

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I think the story started off good, with a pivotal event that left you intrigued. One that would affect the main character, Isra, in a huge way. During the start, there was a moment of flashbacks which I thought was a little confusing. I couldn't help but feel like that part was a little more awkward than I would have liked but it quickly smoothed out in the end since there were no more flashbacks after that. 

Book Promo: Learning to Swim + Free Download (limited time)

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Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

Genre: YA Contemporary/Fantasy

When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.

Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O’Leary’s tragic past—and Cora’s future.
About the Author:

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Annie Cosby reads and writes in Galway, Ireland, where she lives with her boyfriend and a whole lot of seagulls.

Learning to Swim is the first book in her USA Today-recommended Hearts Out of Water series, and the second book releases Nov. 30.

When she’s not writing, she’s usually editing for awesome clients like Anna Katmore and Month9Books/Swoon Romance. And she loves to hear from you!


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Excerpt:

“Do you know about the Merrow, dearie?”

“I don’t think so,” I said.

She nodded and seemed to deliberate whether to go on. I knew she would. She always did. “The Irish told each other stories about a sea creature much like the mermaid. Only she’s called the Merrow.” She readjusted the scarf on her head as she nodded knowingly. “They’re sweet, sweet creatures. Capable of real love. Well, human love—if that can be said to be real love.”

“Do you believe in them?” I asked skeptically.

The old woman’s eyes remained fixed on a spot on the horizon. I followed her gaze. There was nothing but boats and seagulls, the normal fare of the ocean. She finally seemed to find herself and her eyes continued to rove.

“They say that love cannot overcome nature,” she finally said. “Supposedly the nature of the Merrow always overcomes whatever love they held for their human man. She will always go back to her people under the sea.”

Sounded to me like a cruel comment on female nature made by a bitter man.

“And the merman, oh, there are stories of mermen. Terrible stories. The mermen have cages at the bottom of the ocean in which they keep the souls of our drowned sailors and fishermen.”

A chill ran through me despite my unwillingness to become involved in the story. The pale, bloated body at the pier drifted to the forefront of my mind. Souls, chained to the bottom of the ocean, fighting uselessly, perpetually against their chains, appeared in my imagination. The soul had long been gone from that bloated body when I found it.

I only then became aware of the old woman looking at me. Her eyes were narrowed and she looked at me with an intensity that I had previously only seen her use on the ocean. I felt my cheeks redden.

“They play music, too,” she said. “Do you ever hear music under the water?”

I’ve never been under the water. I shook my head.

The old woman sighed. “I suppose one must listen for it, then. I haven’t listened in a very long time. A very, very … very long time.”


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Book Review: Firebolt



Title: Firebolt
Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: The Dragonian Series
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Blurb/Synopsis:

Back blurb:
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.

Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe in...herself.

Synopsis:
For the love of blueberries, Elena Watkins was destined for greatness, even though she didn’t know it. Forced to travel from home to home every three months Elena’s life was a never ending blur of new towns and new faces, that is, until the night her father was killed by a creature she thought only existed in fairy tales – a dragon. With her father’s death leaving her orphaned, Elena is whisked away to her true birthplace, Paegeia.


Arriving at Dragonia Academy, the premier school for young Dragonians, she begins to feel a sense of belonging in this strange world; a school she was never meant to attend because her father was a dragon. Elena is soon swept up in the rigor of her new life and the new set of skills she now needs to survive: Latin, Art of War, and Enchantments.


Entranced by her new reality Elena learns about the dragons and humans who inhabit her new home. There are two classes of dragons that soar through Paegeia distinguished by their instinctual pretense for either good or darkness. The distinction between these two very different species is vital to Elena’s success in her new world because she has been marked as a Dragonian, a human preordained to ride and tame a dragon of her very own.

With the help of her new friends, Elena is able to navigate the complexities of her new home. Her new roommates Becky and Sammy are even more amazing then she could have ever imaged and to top it all off, Sammy was a dragon. Sammy’s is also the devoted sister of Blake, the most attractive boy at school and the Rubicon; the only dragon of his kind with the abilities of all the dragon species with a pretense for evil. Elena soon finds the love she always wanted with Lucian, the Prince of Tith, who actively pursues Elena throughout her time at Dragonia Academy, winning her heart with his absolute adoration and unshaken dedication.

Unbeknownst to Elena danger is lurking behind the enchanted vines concealing the once thriving capital of Paegeia – Etan. Goran, the darkest sorcerer to ever practice his evil arts in the realm, has lain dormant for over a century behind the crumbling city. The first step in his menacing plan is to destroy the only weapon that can kill him – the King of Lion Sword.


When the sword is stolen Elena doesn’t think twice about seeking it; knowing deep down that it is her destiny to save her new home. She travels to the Sacred Cavern, and discovers the nefarious actions of an unknown man lead to the swords destruction as she follows the trail revealed in the prophetic waters of the cavern.


Elena and her friends engage the mysterious man revealing their existence to Goran and fighting for their very lives.




Review

MINOR SPOILERS

I was super excited to be able to review Firebolt! You saw the cover, right? *points up* Yeah, it's fabulous. The concept and premise had already caught my eye, as those who know me know I LOVE dragons, so when I got my hands on it I might have did dance a little a lot. 

Book Promo: Walk With Me + Giveaway


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Title: Walk with Me (The Thin Blue Thread)
Author:  Kaitlyn Stone
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Publish Date: July 22nd, 2014
Publisher: BookStrand
Oraganized by Literati Author Services

~ Synopsis ~

After escaping her abusive parents, nineteen-year-old Kenna Sloane is determined to create an independent life, free of emotional distraction. The last thing this focused college student wants is a relationship, especially with a hot rookie cop popular with the badge bunnies. When Kenna reluctantly agrees to a double date with Santa Monica cop Donovan Alexander, she’s launched on an exciting and dangerous journey. With time, she discovers some souls are instinctively drawn together to quiet the pain of their traumatic pasts. But even after the revelation of Donovan’s own secret burden, Kenna continues to battle the fear she may be too broken for her modern day knight in blue. Can Kenna open her heart to the healing light of true love before peril strikes?

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Book Promo: Spooktacular Seductions + eARC Giveaway

Roane Publishing is giving away three eARCs of Spooktacular Seductions!

Genre: Romance Anthology
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Keywords: Romance, Short Stories, Halloween, Paranormal

Falling in love can be terrifying.
Eight tales of spooky romance brought to you just in time for Halloween.

-Where Angels Tread by Christy Thomas
-Do You Believe in Ghosts by Anne Higa
-Bewitching Gypsy by Linda Carroll-Bradd
-If This Be Madness by Echo Shea
-Encantado by Havva Murat
-Garden of Souls by Michelle Ziegler
-Spooky Hollow Café by Lisa A. Adams
-Ghost of a Chance by Lily Carlyle


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates October 31st and November 14th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form! 

You have until Midnight of October 11th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.



Thanks so much & best of luck!

Book Promo: Secret of the Souls + Excerpt + Giveaway



Secret of the Souls, the second and final installment of the Pool of Souls series by Terri Rochenski is now available!

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Release Date: October 6, 2014
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Fantasy

Thrust out of their homes by a human High Priest on a vengeful mission, the Natives of Derlund no longer have a place to call their own. One escaped capture, however, and now she, Hyla, is the only one who can save her people.

For, Hyla, though, saving her nation isn’t her ultimate goal—returning to the Pool of Souls is. Becoming its Guardian and preserving their faith is her heart’s desire. The perils of her current journey, though, could leave her unable to fulfill that dream.

To find her way back to the Pool, Hyla must live among dangerous, powerful humans willing to defend the Natives, and must submit herself—her Talents—to them. While her protection is paramount, plots to end Hyla’s life will push her to her physical and emotional limits.

On the edge of sanity, her courage tested, and convictions nearly broken, Hyla’s final test of loyalty to her faith comes with the death of one she could have loved.






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Book Review: Temper for You (For You #3) (18+) and Giveaway




Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Cover Design: G. Relyea
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  
"Life is messy. Love is messier." -Catch and Release

Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did.

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.


• Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand alone• This story is appropriate for readers 18+





Review

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SPOILER FREE

Let me just say that I've never read anything from Ms. Genna Rulon before, so I was skeptical at first since I'm not usually a huge contemporary reader but after reading Temper for You I just fell in love with the author and her writing. Temper for You is part of Rulon's "For You" series which I had not read before. Fortunately, this story can be read as a stand alone since I had not read her previous two books. Nonetheless, after reading Temper for You, I'm definitely inclined to read the previous two books!

Book Promo: The Accidental Apprentice + Additional Excerpt + Giveaway

 The Accidental Apprentice by Anika Arrington
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The fresh, salty air of the harbor greeted me as I stepped out the front door of the manor. Stretching, I closed my eyes and let the smell of open water and freedom carry me into a daydream: standing on the deck of the royal barge as it cruised across the harbor, the king marveling over my latest creation, the members of court vying for my favor. In reality, I had been pulled out of my workshop, mid-spell, to wait with the other servants on the steps of Dappenshien manor. 
Our employer, the Baron von Dappenshien, had spent the last three days surveying the border, and he liked to arrive home to an entourage. Notably absent from the lines of men and women standing in the fading light were the butler and the housekeeper, both of whom had more important things to oversee, like Baron Erik’s bath and supper. 
“His lordship approaches the gate,” the steward called as he ran up the drive to take his place in line. Everyone smartened themselves up a bit. I sighed and brushed at a fly that landed on the sleeve of my robe. The indignity of standing on the stoop, awaiting the pleasure of an aristocrat, chafed worse than cheap woolen breeches. 
Hooves clattered on the stones, heralding the carriage’s approach. Several servants jumped back a few paces as the driver, not the most cautious of men, brought the carriage too close. The horses pranced, jostling the coach back and forth as he brought them to a stop.
“Can’t you control those blasted beasts?” the baron called from within. He opened the door without waiting for assistance and waved away the pair of footman who tried to help him down. I was sure some magikal enhancement on the baron’s vehicle allowed him to fit within its confines. The man stood half a head taller than any of his servants, with the build of a once-mighty warrior now grown accustomed to fine dinners and long hours at the council table. He brushed the dust of the road from his considerable girth, and I had to concede I admired his dedication. 
He insisted on overseeing the military exercises and patrols of the kingdom himself. This was his third trip in two weeks’ time to the heavily guarded border and the Demystified Zone that lay beyond. 
“I’ll take my supper in my study after I’ve bathed,” the baron instructed. The steward, following in his wake, bobbed his head and mumbled his compliance. I shook my head in disgust before I could stop myself. I had hoped the baron would just go inside to his dinner, but my movement drew his critical military eye.
“Rezdin,” he barked, “how’s that commission coming along?”
“You can inspect it in the morning, after you’ve rested, my lord.” And after I’ve finished it, I thought. “I think you’ll be quite pleased.”
“We’ll see about that,” he gruffed.
I fixed the most benign expression possible onto my face. The baron went in, the servants filing in after him, leaving me alone in the gathering gloom.
The former street urchin in me wanted to spit at the baron’s feet. The educated magician wanted to shrink him until he understood just how small he made others feel. But on the whole, I didn’t fancy prison, so I let the temptations slip away. 

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Book Promo: Last House Burning Cover Reveal

Got a cover reveal for you guys! But before you see it, here's a blurb of the book! I love the sound of the genres. You don't see much Urban Fantasy with a touch of satire. :D Sounds a bit creepy too which sounds fun.

-Aisa


Last House Burning by Katy Scott

GenreYA/NA urban fantasy with a touch of satire
In an old house in a deserted, burned-down village, a young woman called Verla lives alone. Year after year she stays there while the world changes around her, no one else ever stepping foot in the village, the people in the nearby towns leaving her well alone. Verla is used to it. It’s the way things have to be. Until Ben, a bored teenager visiting the area with his family, barges into her life and demands to know her story. He’s strangely drawn to the house and its reclusive occupant, and when he finds out her terrible secret he’s only more determined to help. But Ben is dealing with forces he never even imagined existed. As he spirals deeper and deeper into the bureaucratic world of Heaven and Hell that Verla is part of, he realizes that it’s going to take more than just an appointment at the local office of the underworld if he and Verla plan to face down her devilish foe and give her a final chance at freedom.