Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Launch Day Blitz: RETURN OF THE ASCENDANT by Raine Thomas

Return of the Ascendant Launch for 99 cents
It's ROTA's Launch Day!

Today celebrates the release of Return of the Ascendant (The Ascendant Series #1) by Raine Thomas. Some of you may have had the chance to read this book in the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates box set, or the prequel short story in the Take Me to Your Reader anthology. If so, you'll be excited to know that Raine has written two entirely new chapters that will only appear in this version of ROTA. You won't want to miss them!

To celebrate ROTA's launch, Raine is offering the novel for only 99 cents until April 15th. She's also hosting a fun giveaway, so be sure to enter below! First, let's learn a little more about the book, including how you can grab your copy before the sale ends:

About the Book:

Return of the Ascendant is a thrilling New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Return of the Ascendant
Expecting to enjoy another typical college night at a frat party with friends, Kyra Vaughn’s plans derail when she’s almost killed…twice. Her savior, a tall, sexy stranger who calls himself TaeDane, claims that he’s the personal bodyguard for the Ascendant of Alametria. She’s convinced he’s crazy.

Especially when he insists that she’s the Ascendant.

With dark enemies hunting her down, Kyra has no choice but to trust her supposed bodyguard. Ty vows to help her remember her past and return her safely to Alametria, but someone seems intent on interfering, challenging his abilities at every turn.

As Kyra’s memories emerge, she remembers that Ty is more to her than he’s let on…much more than he’s allowed to be. She’ll also discover that there are many things about her planet and herself that she’d rather forget. In the end, she’ll have to make a choice: cling to the life she knows, or risk it all to become the person she’s destined to be.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cover Reveal #ABSOLUTION by Carlyle Labuschagne #TheBrokenDiaries

Confessions of a clone
is book one in The Broken Diaries series of novellas.
Can be read as a stand alone or as a companion novella to 

Expected release date: October 2014
Genre: Upper YA Science Fiction
Cover Designed by Rachel Morgan - Morgan Media


So my secret is out you say? That would depend which secret you are referring to. That I am a clone? Everyone knows that by now. Or that I have a dark disease pulsating through my veins, one I am quite fond of? Big deal. It’s exciting, never to have to hold back, unpredictability is a drug. We all crave it.  So what possible secret could I hold that is worth keeping? Imagine me giving you a sly smirk right now because I have not the misfortune of compassion that will cause me to spill my secrets. Without them there is no hand to be dealt.

Will my secret keep him close? Perhaps. But here is my confession, I have something better than secrecy. I have absolution. With me, he is not bound, it will be out of choice. With me, he never has to hold back. And I would love him for the good and especially in the bad. When I gave my word that I’d stop my tricks – I lied. That’s the thing with obsession. It does not care. It only wants, and it is so fixated on want, that it becomes need, and it shall have all it wants and needs.  And while I have no time to ponder who I am, clone – what a stupid word, I am already on my way to loving him forever. That’s how I play it, because I just don’t care.  Everyone knows I am nothing like my pathetic prime. That with me, it’s all bad intentions and violent, narcissistic adoration. That is not who I am. I am but one thing - in absolution. 

About The Author 

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award wining author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel "The Broken Destiny" reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cover Reveal Sign up! #Absolution by Carlyle Labuschagne

will be the first book in the The Broken Diaries ebook Spin off series of  The Broken Novels 
It can be read as a companion novellas or as stand alones.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Releasing on April 8th: Return of the Ascendant by Raine Thomas

Happy first day of spring, everyone! Well, I suppose that means more to some of us than others, with winter still lingering like an unwanted house guest in many places. It's been a busy year for me so far, and it isn't showing any signs of easing up with the new season. I wouldn't have it any other way!

The release of the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates Box Set on February 17th went remarkably well. The feedback has been incredible! It was such a pleasure working with Kristie Cook, Lynn Rush, R.K. Ryals, and Rachael Wade on this project. If you haven't checked out the set and the work of these amazing writers, I hope you do so soon!

My next project is releasing Return of the Ascendant (The Ascendant Series #1) on its own on April 8th. Since many of my readers already picked up "ROTA" in the box set, I've written a couple of new bonus chapters that will only be available in the version releasing on April 8th. I'm really looking forward to sharing ROTA with the world!

If you'd like to be a part of the ROTA launch, please reach out to me at Raine(at)RaineThomas(dot)com. In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt from the book!

Excerpt from Return of the Ascendant by Raine Thomas

The stranger looked down at her. “What you felt back there in the shadows was no figment of your imagination. There is real danger threatening you. We must leave now.”

Avana’s eyes widened, all traces of humor gone. “Danger? My jaw care?”

Well, that’s what it sounded like to Kyra. The inflection on the last three words was weird, though. She wondered if her friend was having a stroke. Or maybe Kyra was having one. Anything was possible.

“You didn’t foresee this?” Sam asked Avana.

She shook her head, looking troubled.

“Foresee what?” Kyra asked, tossing her hands into the air.

“What danger are you talking about?” Sam asked the stranger, stepping closer to him and Kyra. “Is it—?”

“Yes,” the man said.

Sam exchanged another look with Avana, who now looked downright scared.

“Okay, what the hell is going on here?” Kyra asked, crossing her arms over her chest. “I get that I was wrong about the whole double date thing, but if you all think I’m in some kind of danger, then I have the right to—”

“Not now,” the stranger interrupted. “We must leave this place.”

He tried to take her arm again. She jerked away, bristling over his rudeness. “I’m not going anywhere without an explanation.”

“You know how stubborn she is, Ty,” Sam told the man. “You should just use your abilities now and be done with it.”

Kyra’s eyes widened. “Sam!” she exclaimed. “Use his what on me? What do you mean, he knows how stubborn I—?”

“I have already tried that,” the man she supposed was named Ty said. “For some reason, it won’t work.”

Opening her mouth to launch another question, Kyra paused when Avana stepped forward and touched her arm. Her friend wore a much more somber expression than Kyra had ever seen from her.

“Kyra, I know you’re confused right now. But you have to trust us. Have I ever lied to you?”

Hesitating, Kyra looked around at the three serious faces gazing back at her. Her eyes settled on Ty’s before she said, “No.”

Avana took her hand, once again drawing her attention. “Then please trust me when I say that you have to come with us right now. Your life and the lives of many others depend upon it.”

Friday, March 7, 2014

Excerpt From Into the Fae Book 1 of my new Series Into the Fae!

Into the Fae

By Quinn Loftis
Coming soon...

“It has been said that with great power comes great responsibility and that is true. However, what should have been added to that saying was that with great responsibility must come even greater self-control. For those with great power often seem to lack the power of self-control. Not that I have any such difficulty.” ~Perizada of the Fae

I am nearly three centuries old. I have seen civilizations rise and then crumble like sand beneath the evening tide. I have watched kings be exalted on their thrones, only to be ripped down and trampled upon as the next great name is being written over the fallen. I myself have fought in battles and felt the warm spray of my enemy’s blood upon my face as I cut them down. I have laughed in the face of danger, danced on the edge of death with the warlocks, played chicken with the wolves, riddled with the pixies, and yet, the thing I fear most does not come at the end of a sword. The thing I fear most comes at the will of another. It is not something I can force, it is not something I can change, and it is not something I can control. So, in short, I don’t like it.
At this point you might be asking yourself who I am and why anything I say matters. Well listen up and listen good because I’ll only say this once. Don’t bother to point out to me that you can come back to these pages and read it over again, it will only piss me off, and the last thing anyone needs is a member of the high fae pissed off at them.
I am Perizada, a member of the council of the high fae. I was chosen long ago by the Great Luna, the creator of the werewolves in case you were wondering, to be an ambassador if you will—between the fae and the wolves. You see, the fae are the most powerful of all the supernatural beings. Therefore, the Great Luna saw fit to make us the overseers and law enforcers of the supernatural world. I did as the Great Luna asked and became the go between for the Wolves and the council of high fae.
As time passed, the werewolves’ vulnerabilities as a species, their tendencies toward divisiveness and territorialism, began to weaken the packs. In an effort to aid the wolves, the Great Luna, in her infinite wisdom, presented the packs with a gift—gypsy healers. These are humans with an affinity for healing magic. So it was that a gypsy healer was chosen from the tribes of gypsies and given to each pack. It was then that the Great Luna decided that it would be best if the high fae were assigned a certain number of packs and healers to oversee. I was given the packs in the region of Romania. At one time they were divided into two packs but after the werewolf wars, the two became one and now are under the rule of one great Alpha, Vasile Lupei. That is how I came to be the liaison to the Romanian pack. But that is not really where my story begins, for that we must go back a little further.  Now I will condense this as much as possible to bring you up to speed so that you don’t feel the need stab yourself in the eye out of boredom.
 Before the great werewolf wars, there was a powerful fae, the most powerful in fact. His name was Volcan. His power—and lust for more of it—became an obsession. Unbeknownst to the high council, he began to create witches and wizards with his dark magic and began releasing them into the human population. Once the council found out, we knew he had to be stopped. A desperate battle was fought between Volcan and an alliance of wolves and fae. Volcan’s castle was raided, and at the cost of many lives, he was defeated.
But the battle was not without other consequences. The land surrounding the castle, now known as the dark forest, was left so immersed in dark magic that it posed a danger to all of our realms. The High Council, after much deliberation, decided to seal off the dark forest, forever preventing anyone, mortal or supernatural from entering. Because the dark magic that remained was terrible, however, we decided additional steps were necessary to ensure no one would ever be allowed to harness that power, even ourselves. The Council, combing our magic, weaved a spell that would erase the memories of anyone who was involved in the battle, including our own. To ensure that the memory of the dark forest could be recalled if ever the need arose, the tale of the battle was written in the fae archives. We thought that by taking away the memory of that place we could prevent its evil from being used. We were wrong.
It turns out that when someone wants something bad enough, they will figure out a way to make it happen. Fast forward a few hundred centuries and we will be caught up to speed. Lorrelle, another member of the high fae, my sister and sick in the head I might add, decided she wanted me dead. To accomplish such an insurmountable task, she aligned herself with Reyaz, an evil warlock. In order to help him with his own evil goals, she searched and eventually discovered the history of the dark forest and her memory of that battle was restored.  Reyaz, being the evil butthead that he was, kidnapped some of the female mates of the wolves and warlocks—dick move if you ask me. But then, he didn’t ask me, go figure. He imprisoned them in the dark forest and then sent their mates on a morbid scavenger hunt for them. The crap hit the fan, people died, people were born, yadda-yadda. But we don’t have time to get into all that. What you need to know is that when Reyaz put the females in the dark forest, he unknowingly set free a member of the Romanian pack who had been inadvertently trapped there when the forest was sealed, unknown to all of us and thought dead. Lucien, Vasile’s brother is alive, and has been for all these centuries, trapped in the dark forest by our magic.
Okay so for those of you who don’t like history and are nearly snoozing by now—WAKE UP. This is important, like life altering, weather changing, mountain moving important and it’s also most unwelcome. Thanks to the Great Luna and her bloody love-fest, the wolves are able to find true mates with the fae and you guessed it―yours truly is the true mate to one Lucien Lupei. In the words of the great John McClain, Yippi- ki-ya, Mother--, and I’ll stop there lest someone get their panties in wad. 
So now that you’re up to speed, I suppose we can get this party started. Things are going to be moving fast so if you need to get some beauty rest before you start this journey with me, I suggest you do that right about now. But if you’re ready and you think you got what it takes to keep up with me, then keep reading, (insert creepy voice), my pretties.  We have a psycho bitch fae to catch, a mate to deter, and lives to save. There is no time for dilly dallying or wishy washy pansy ass whining. If you’re in this with me, then you are in it ‘til the end. And the first one of you that cracks a joke about the whole being mated to a werewolf thing will be farting out of their mouth every time they hear the word gas and burping from their butts every time someone laughs for the rest of their stinky, noisy existence. 
As my good friend Jen would say, let’s do this. Okay she would say him, but we’re going to go with this in an effort to keep things rated PG.