Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cover Reveal:Change of Wind and Storms

Beware the love of dragons...

Are you ready for a reverse harem? I'm not quite sure I'm ready, either! 
Book #2 in Song of Dragonfire is going to be! Welcome Change of Wind and Storms-- a thrilling new dragon fantasy! 
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"Smoke. Fire. Air.
All three are required to make me whole.
I need the love that burns within them all.
I need my dragons."

Fliss thought war ended when she saved Krakow; yet war hasn’t even begun. Her dragon, Smok, has vowed to protect her, but not even he can stop the threat that looms over Poland.

Then Fliss discovers a shocking secret— Smok’s brothers are still alive.

A journey across fae kingdoms and siren realms reveals the truth. Both of Smok’s brothers have loved her in the past, and plan to love her again. With three dragons at her side Fliss must reassemble the events of her past lives, and piece together who has been hunting her across centuries.

Yet Fliss has roused the wrath of gods... and there will be no mercy.

War has come once again. Will Fliss’ dragons be able to save her from a dark fate? Or do the gods have other plans?

Read Book #1 before the sequel comes out!



"I am in love. I am in love with smoke. With fire. With thunder."
Fliss is a slave. Bound to the king, her duty is to fulfill his every whim until she dies, as gratitude for saving her life during the dragon attack that killed her parents three years ago. 
When a local dragon demands payment, Fliss is offered by the king as a sacrifice, to keep the beast content so he doesn’t destroy the village. Yet what the dragon wants is more than Fliss expects. A curse has been cast upon him by a beautiful enchantress, forcing him to remain a monster forever. Only one pure of soul can end it, and he has chosen Fliss. If she breaks the curse upon him, he will set her free. 
But there’s a man behind the monster, and as Fliss unveils the mystery that surrounds the dragon’s hidden past, she finds herself falling in love. Can Fliss tame the tortured beast? Or will her life be consumed by smoke and flame?

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Release: Back to You



Back to You

With first love, everyone makes mistakes… but a few get a second chance.
Rachel Sawyer gave up her first love to chase after her career in New York. Since moving to the city, finding success has been easy, but finding love? Not so much. But she doesn’t have time for what-could-have been, until her Grandmother calls, and she decides to make a quick trip back home to her small town in Ohio.
Brandon was dumped by the love of his life, on Valentine’s Day. When Rachel broke up with him, the plans he had for his future fell to pieces. Nothing has ever been right since. A failed marriage, a business in shambles, his family mad at him… he can’t seem to get back the success he once had. Then she waltzes into his life once more.
Is it a second chance, or will she set him up for heartbreak again?

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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.



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Blogtour: Falling Kingdoms: IMMORTAL REIGN (#6)





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FALLING KINGDOMS (#1)

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface. As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love. The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...


 
REBEL SPRING (#2)

The road to power... is paved with blood and magic.

Cleo is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people. Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia. Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms. Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.

After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over...

At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas's hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia's, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus's, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.

When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius's road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences.


GATHERING DARKNESS (#3)

In GATHERING DARKNESS, book three of the New York Times bestselling Falling Kingdoms series, the stakes have never been higher as three teams push forward on a race to find the Kindred, the four elemental crystals possessing ancient all-powerful magic, first:

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred - the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic...

THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself. THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia's overpowering magic - all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms. THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia's powers to unveil the Kindred. The only certainty in the dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica... but fate can be fickle when magic is involved.


FROZEN TIDES (#4)

Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen. MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people. LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge. JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred. KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.


CRYSTAL STORM (#5)

An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption. LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise. JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey. AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge. And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


IMMORTAL REIGN (#6)

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he's willing to sacrifice. Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone. Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica's future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme. Magnus and Cleo's love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?



                                              Immortal reign interview questions

By: Stephanie L (Adventures Through Wonderland)

1. Who are some of your favorite authors?
In young adult, I adore Richelle Mead, Marie Lu, Sabaa Tahir, and Eve Silver, among many, many others! In adult fiction, I’m all about Karen Marie Moning, Pierce Brown, Stephen King, and Kelley Armstrong. Clearly, I like to read about magic and fantasy as much as I like to write about it!
2. What is your favorite part of the writing process?
My favorite part is the pre-writing. When the idea is still shiny and I’m just staring off into space and making copious notes on characters, plot twists, and little bits and pieces that get me excited about the story. The first draft is great…but it’s full of uncertainty and doubt as I actually get these “perfect” images in my head onto the imperfect page. I also enjoy the hard work of revision, as this lump of clay gets shaped into something more recognizable as a story. But pre-writing and brainstorming, when everything is possible and nothing is out of the question, is my favorite part of the process.
3. If you could visit any world, where would you go first?
I would love to visit the world of Harry Potter. I mean, I’ve been to the one at Universal Studios a few times now, but I think the “real” Hogwarts and Diagon Alley would be even more exciting. As long as I get a written guarantee that I won’t be killed by a dragon!
4. Are you working on any other stories?
Always! I am brainstorming a new idea as we speak, one with a big world, big characters, and big magic. I can’t imagine not working on story, and having something new and fresh is very exciting!
5. If you could have brunch with any author, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I’d want to brunch with J.K. Rowling because I think she’s absolutely brilliant and charming and would have incredible advice and fascinating stories about author-life. Then I would get her to take me shopping because she’s really, really rich and probably super generous with her friends. ;)

Review: This series...I can't even put into words how much I love this series! I binge read the whole thing this month, and oh! the feels! So good, and I highly recommend it! Book six, Immortal Reign is amazing, and has so many surprises in store! This will probably, most definitely stay in my Top Picks list for 2018!

AUTHOR BIO:

Morgan Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdoms series and the Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, the Books of Spirits and Thieves. Under another pen name, she's an award winning author of more than two dozen novels. Morgan lives in Southern Ontario, where she's currently hard at work on the next Falling Kingdoms book.

 













Cover Reveal: Olympian Challenger


Monday, January 29, 2018

My Monday

Went back to my dr. for the second time this month. My meds aren't working, so we are adjusting them. Hopefully I can be back to work come March. I'm still trying to work from home, but am willing to work outside of the house part time until I find something I'm good at, or can afford to go back to school to get a degree in English.

I am back to beta reading, I have a dystopian and a fantasy to read soon. Below is a spotlight of the dystopian. I am beta reading the second book in this series.

I am no longer working at Kohl's, and though I have a chance to go back in March, I'm not sure if I want to yet. For now I'm just focusing on getting healthy and taking care of myself. I am also working at my parent's farm, trying to get the rabbit business going. It's moving in the right direction, we just need to work on relations with buyers and other breeders. Hoping to have Mini Rex babies soon!

36804224Gold Shadow (Bronze Rebellion #1)

In the North American continent, eighteen year old Ebony has been living as a slave for as long as she can remember. The underground cities, the tattoo, the scars and the shackles are a part of the only world she has ever known. She knows that in order to survive, she will have to stay strong. And she will stay strong, cursing those in power, until her very last breath. She waits for a meaningful way to die as she quietly pushes her body to its limit…but that all changes when rebels from the surface drop down right in front of her.

Now, Ebony is challenged to envision a life beyond slavery as she and the other escapees are thrown into the center of a rebellion against the monarchy. She has to embrace this glimmer towards a real life…this glimmer called freedom. But what can she contribute to a rebellion that is doomed to fail like those before it? How can they stop a corrupt monarchy that has lasted for a century? Among the lower class, those with hope are hard to come by, but Ebony has found refuge with people full of it. And through their strong desire, an idea emerges…one that has never been done before. The princess of the country is coming of age and what better way to send a message to the king and queen than to kidnap their only daughter?

Blogtour: Catching A Man





Fantasy / Mystery
Date Published: November 12, 2014

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Kadin Stone's life is finally going according to plan. She's starting her new job as a homicide detective's aide at one of the premier criminal investigation companies in Valeriel City, the capital of a 1950’s-style kingdom. Kadin is certain her new position will introduce her to any number of eligible men, so she'll finally be able to get married and stop burdening the brother who insists on supporting her.

On Kadin’s first day, the royal family calls in her team to investigate the murder of gossip-rag cover girl Queen Callista. Kadin’s superiors think it’s an open and shut case. The queen’s jilted lover Duke Baurus DeValeriel had motive, means, and opportunity, but Kadin can’t help but spot holes in their theory.

After checking into a few leads of her own, Kadin inadvertently ends up in the confidence of Duke Baurus. When she tries to share what she knows with the rest of the team, she finds them unwilling to listen to the opinion of a girl who they know is only after a ring on her finger. In order to see justice served, Kadin finds herself doing the last thing she expected when she started working for a homicide detective—solve a murder!

Review: An interesting read. I enjoyed the mystery in this one! Combining elements of fantasy, Sci-fi, and mystery, Corrigan has made a world of her own set in the 1950's. This is my first time reading her work, but I hope to read more in the future!

About the Author




Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters. She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a blue and white Smart Car.








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Blitz: Mistress Grim

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Mistress Grim

by Jane Redd
Upper YA Gothic Romance
Paperback & ebook, 180 pages
December 30th 2017 by Mirror Press

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From USA Today bestselling author Jane Redd, comes MISTRESS GRIM:



The Grim Reaper has been collecting souls of the dead for hundreds of years, but even the Master of Death has to pass on his reign. Unfortunately, his progeny is not quite ready to replace him.



Cora Grim, daughter of the Grim Reaper, is suddenly thrust into her father’s role. Leaving the Underworld on her own to bring back the dead souls, she discovers that the Master of Death neglected to tell her one thing. She can still fall in love.


Excerpt

Chapter One

I have known from the day of my seventh birthday that I was in training as the harbinger of death. For you see, my father is the Grim Reaper.

“Cora,” he told me when I was but a child of seven. “One day, you will rule the Underworld. One day, you will replace me.”

I stared up at him, my giant of a father with his broad shoulders, powerful arms, and elegant fingers with their black nails. He wore his long, dark hair tied back from his angular face so that his black, black eyes seemed like hollow things against his pale face.

How could I replace my father? In any task? He ruled the Underworld as king. He held the lives of all mortals in his grasp. He could take away the breath of the living with a single touch.

He was called Lord of Death, God of the Underworld, Hades, the Grim Reaper . . .

But to me, he was Father.

About the Author



Writing under Jane Redd, Heather B. Moore is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels set in ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She attended the Cairo American College in Egypt and the Anglican International School in Jerusalem and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, and romance and women’s fiction under the name Heather B. Moore. It can be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom.


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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday's Spotlight: Sky in the Deep

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OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

Review: Children of Icarus

29065483 Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It is no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end."

Review: Skeleton Dolls: Children of the Tower

30111242 Skeleton Dolls: Children of the Tower by Kenny Lee Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Identical twins Jennifer and Camille Johnson have spoken their own language-twin speak, some call it- since they were toddlers. But the secret of their mysterious incantations predates the Flood back to the Tower of Babel. After raising a childhood friend from death on national television, they face ridicule and fame from both their fans and their enemies. Reviled by the Church as fallen angels, they pay the price when they resurrect the wrong man, an assassinated terrorist who is bent on revenge. The devastation and destruction that follows is almost more than they can bear.

Pursued by Ray Watts, an investigator who is interested in them for more than their special powers, these lovely young ladies must go to the ends of the earth to escape his obsession. Only by seeking the help of a most unlikely group of people can they find peace, and perhaps discover their purpose among the people of earth.

Review: Dragma's Keep

25786656 Dragma's Keep by Vance Pumphrey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Valdaar’s Fist. Forged by mortals. Enchanted by Drow. Wielded by a god. Lost by man. Or was it?

A band of unlikely adventurers embark upon an epic quest in this first book in a four-part series, battling minotaurs, demons, orcs, and wraiths—and occasionally themselves.

Surely they must prevail…because the very balance of power in the land requires it.

In Dragma’s Keep, Vance Pumphrey weaves a lyrical and magical tapestry that sets the stage and whets the appetite for the next adventurous fantasies that comprise his Valdaar’s Fist series.

Vance Pumphrey traces the evolution of his high fantasy novels from his Nuclear Engineering career in the U.S. Navy—not an obvious leap. He started playing Dungeons and Dragons in the Navy, though, and the inspiration for Dragma’s Keep was born.

Dragma’s Keep is the first in the Valdaar’s Fist quartet. A second series follows soon.

Retired from the Navy, Pumphrey lives in Seattle with his wife of thirty-plus years.

To find out when the next Valdaar’s Fist book will be released, check out VancePumphrey.com.

Review: Flames from the North

24679952 Flames from the North by S.B. Norton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Operatives have a new recruit - Calan Taylor, a thirteen year old budding basketball champion from Middington. The Igniters - dark warlocks of the Severed Plane, also have their own Middington recruit - Steven Sabre the damaged loner.
The Igniters should have sensed Calan first - as he is a 'pure' Igniter, only the third ever of his kind. A mistake has been made and the balance must be restored. Standing in their way are the Operatives.
A 14th corridor to another world has opened and the town of Middington is under secret attack from the warlocks and witches of the Severed Plane. The Operatives, a crack team of agents from all over Earth have been formed to defend the Wystic's of the Western Quarter against the immortal evils of the North, South and East.
Using the Severed Plane's magical corridors, the Operatives travel to countries all over the world in a bid to save as much of humankind as is possible from the dark Quarter's possessing and kidnapping ways ... and catching the immortal is a hard thing to do!
Calan Taylor is about to become the Operatives most valuable weapon.

The first book in a mind blowing new fantasy series by Australian author S.B. Norton filled with action, horror and humour

Review: The River Witch

36591394 The River Witch by Helena Rookwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Kingdom of Faerie has been sleeping for centuries, through the ages of iron and metal and glass. But now technology has failed, the digital world is over and, finally, something has disturbed the fae from slumber…

Or should I say someone?

Tabitha didn’t mean to start it all. She didn’t know what it was that she interrupted when she stumbled across the ritual in the woods. But that night everyone felt something shift, when she unleashed a force so powerful that it echoed across worlds…

Now the little folk have begun wreaking havoc, something old and terrible has woken up in the river, and a mysterious thief has come looking for Tabitha. Forced to leave her village in search of the fabled Iron City, home to the only humans who still have any memory of the fae, Tabitha’s only guide to this strange new world is A Compendium of Faerie, a book of fairytales left to her by her mother.

Will a simple book of stories be enough to defend Tabitha against this new world of magic?

The River Witch is the first in a new fairytale-inspired fantasy series set in post-technology Britain. Faerie is waking up again – don't miss it when it does.

Friday, January 26, 2018

BlogTour: Bad Princess


About the Book:
Title: BAD PRINCESS
Author: Kris Waldherr
Pub. Date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
Pages: 128
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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Forget everything you thought you knew about princesses...


Welcome to Bad Princess by Kris Waldherr (author of Doomed Queens), where you'll discover what really happens after "Happily Ever After." From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America's Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history.

A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style, and pure fun, Bad Princess is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader.

Review:  I really enjoyed this look into the lives of famous princesses throughout history. Witty, tounge in cheek, and funny, just the way I like it! While this deals with real peole, and history, it's told in a humorus and outlandish light that makes it a fun read! 

About Kris:


Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books for adults and children include Bad Princess, Doomed Queens, and The Book of Goddesses. The New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” As a visual artist, Waldherr is the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has a quarter of a million copies in print. She has had illustrations published as greeting cards, book covers, and in calendars and magazines. Her art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts.


Waldherr's debut novel The Lost History of Dreams will be published by Touchstone Books in early 2019.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blogtour: Seduced by the Screenwriter





Contemporary Romance
Date Published: November 26, 2017
Publisher: McBride Publishing Group

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Acting out seduction scenes in movie costumes is a beautiful ex-cop’s path to healing & love.

Traumatized by a deadly underwater dive, police diver Catrina Turner abandoned her career and escaped to Muskoka, Canada’s upscale, private vacation destination favored by wealthy celebrities. She and her retired police dog Titan provide security services to safeguard empty luxury homes over the winter. Her PTSD is a tightly-held secret…until an affair with a visitor changes her life.

Hollywood screenwriter Chett de Groot needs a hit to save his career. He accepts a movie star’s offer to use her secluded lake house as a writing retreat, and discovers a closet full of her old movie costumes.

Lonely, freezing in Muskoka, and out of ideas, Chett entices the beautiful security guard to wear costumes and role-play in love scenes for inspiration. They discover how satisfying acting can be. Soon Catrina’s ad-libbing passionate lines in scorching “performances” that knock his thermal socks off.

Chett secretly writes Catrina’s terrifying dive into a spec script. Then a film producer makes Chett an offer he can’t refuse. But when Catrina finds out, will he lose her forever?

This curl-your-toes romance can be read as a stand-alone short novel. Love music? Enjoy the optional “soundtrack”—a YouTube playlist that reflects the characters’ emotional roller coaster ride to love.

Review: A love story with an unlikely couple. Catrina is dealing with PTSD and trama from her time as a cop, and  Chett is dealing with the struggle of making it in Hollywood. When their paths cross, they must decide if love is worth fighting for. Well written, and easy to read!

About the Author


Canadian romance author Madelle Morgan is passionate about Hollywood movies and music. She set her new humorous contemporary romance series in beautiful Muskoka, Canada’s summer playground for the fabulously rich and famous, including many Hollywood celebrities.

Being neither rich nor famous, Madelle and her sisters worked in Muskoka resorts as teenagers, but hung out with (and dated) the summer crowd. Living the upstairs/downstairs trope inspired her Hollywood in Muskoka series: someone in the Hollywood film industry falls in love with a local. Madelle is the author of Diamond Hunter, a romantic suspense, and Caught on Camera, Book 1 in the Hollywood in Muskoka series.Subscribe to her blog and receive a copy of a fun short story, The Next Big Thing.



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