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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Gail Z. Martin The Assassins of Landria Book Tour and Giveaway

 


 An epic fantasy buddy flick/bromance with a dark edge as well as humor, the Assassins of Landria series veers into horror, action, family, angst, comedy, and the occult.


Dead Man’s Justice

Assassins of Landria Book 6

by Gail Z. Martin

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy Action Adventure


The final book of Assassins of Landria series is here!


An epic fantasy buddy flick/bromance with a dark edge as well as humor, the Assassins of Landria series veers into horror, action, family, angst, comedy, and the occult. Think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid recast as medieval assassins.

Ridge and Rett go into hiding with the kidnapped heir, evading the warlock hitmen and using Rett’s magic to stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill them.

The resistance movement against the Witch King has suffered heavy losses and seems to be on the brink of defeat. Ridge and Rett manage to score some victories, restoring the resistance’s faith in their ability to succeed. Ridge and Rett hide the heir at Rune Keep and lead an insurgence
against the traditional armies of the Witch Lord’s loyalists, inflicting heavy losses. The heir is nearly taken from him through treachery in Rune Keep, and he’s still not fully onboard until Ridge and Rett rescue him and he sees first-hand what the Witch King’s followers are doing.

The task is simple: Kill the Witch Lord, defeat his loyalists, put the bastard son on the throne, reclaim their honor.


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Outlaw’s Vengeance

Assassins of Landria Book 5


 Buddy flick epic fantasy! The fifth in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst and The Chronicles of The Necromancer.

A secret heir. A kingdom in crisis. A magic-fueled blight with horrifying consequences. And an unlikely band of outlaws and misfits who are Landria’s only hope against the powerful, malicious Witch Lord.

Rule-breaking, unconventional assassins Joel “Ridge” Breckenridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennar team up with rogue spy Kane and the imprisoned, notorious mage of Rune Keep to save their kingdom, despite the bounty on their heads. When Rett’s mind-scarred magic sends him to a place that exists outside of space and time, he discovers that the solution to Landria’s succession to the throne is hidden in a magical safe house.

But the spell that maintained the monastery is crumbling, and the Witch Lord is intent on stopping its secrets from becoming known. Meanwhile, provocateurs rampage in the borderlands trying to start a war, and a witch with a deadly grudge conjures a terrifying infestation that could destroy everything. It’s up to Ridge, Rett, Henri, and their friends to stop the threat and protect the throne while they evade capture on the kingdom’s “most wanted” list!

Amid a web of betrayals and intrigue, can a group of outlaws and exiles stop a mage-sent plague, fend off a predatory neighboring kingdom, and protect Landria’s best hope for a peaceful succession?

Outlaw’s Vengeance is an action-packed epic adventure filled with loyal friends, honorable fugitives, secret sanctuaries, hidden magic, and unexpected explosions.



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Exile’s Quest

Assassins of Landria Book 4

 Buddy flick epic fantasy! The fourth in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst and The Chronicles of The Necromancer.

A vacant throne. A dark mystic intent on the crown. Two fugitive assassins risking everything to save the kingdom that exiled them.

Rule-breaking, unconventional assassins Joel “Ridge” Breckenridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennar are caught between dangerous allies and deadly enemies as the future of Landria hangs in the balance. The council of regents controlled by the Witch Lord threatens the succession after King Kristoph’s murder. Rett escaped his brutal captors scarred in body and mind. Now he’s struggling to control the untested powers unleashed by his ordeal and dream walks to a hidden cloister full of forbidden magic. Falsely accused of treason, Ridge hunts the mage who damaged Rett and uncovers a terrifying new threat.

Can a desperate gamble by outlaws and exiles avenge the king and save the crown?

Exile’s Quest is an action-packed epic adventure filled with loyal friends, honorable fugitives, secret sanctuaries, hidden magic, and unexpected explosions.


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Fugitive’s Vow

Assassins of Landria Book 3


 Buddy flick epic fantasy! The third in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst and The Chronicles of The Necromancer.

Rule-breaking, unconventional assassins Joel “Ridge” Breckenridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennar are back, and the stakes have never been higher.

The Witch Lord remains at large, orchestrating his plot against Landria’s throne from the shadows. Then tragedy strikes, the kingdom is in jeopardy, and Rett disappears. Framed for murder, Ridge flees with a bounty on his head, still intent on fighting the Witch Lord’s threat. Landria’s fate hangs in the balance, leaving only hard and dangerous choices.

Can an unlikely alliance of outlaws and fugitives turn the tide for justice and vengeance?


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Sellsword’s Oath

Assassins of Landria Book 2

Buddy flick epic fantasy! The second in the Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst and The Chronicles Of The Necromancer books!

Wandering mystic Yefim Makary, known to his followers as the ‘Witch Lord’, disappeared before he could be accused of inciting dissent against King Kristoph. His supporters among the disenchanted aristocrats who weren’t arrested have fled or died by their own hand. The king is happy to put the matter behind him. Yet Burke, the commander of the elite King’s Shadows, doesn’t believe the threat is over, and he assigns his two most troublesome, rule-breaking—and successful—assassins to ferret out the real threat and put a stop to Makary’s plots.

Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity.

As the threads of a new plot come together revealing disloyalty among the priests and generals, Ridge and Rett once again find themselves on the run, hoping they and their allies can figure out the Witch Lord’s latest scheme before it costs them their lives—and the king his throne.



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Assassin’s Honor

Assassins of Landria Book 1


 First in the new Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, bestselling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst, and the Chronicles Of The Necromancer books!

Friends since their orphanage childhood, Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. Henri, their long-suffering squire, tends to the thankless jobs of provisioning and logistics, while Ridge and Rett fight and recover.

When wandering mystic Yefim Makary becomes the darling of disenchanted aristocrats, Rett and Ridge fear Makary—or the Witch Lord, as his followers call him—is a threat to the crown. As treasonous whispers spread, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom and protect the king—while landing on the “Most Wanted” list themselves!


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Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria.

Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series, the Roaring Twenties monster hunter Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals near-future post-apocalyptic series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow series. Gail is also a con-runner for ConTinual, the online, ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends.


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Alan McGill Bumper City Audiobook Tour and Giveaway

 


There is a darkness far worse than the night. 


Bumper City

Detective Alton Cold Mystery Series Book 1

by Alan McGill

Genre: Futuristic Mystery Thriller 


In the future, Las Vegas is nearly destroyed. Rebuilt under a dark cloud that blocks all sunlight, Sin City takes on a whole new meaning.


Beneath the neon, The Pagliacci Serial Killers are on the loose and a new drug called “Colors”, infused with nanotechnology, is killing thousands. Violence erupts as the mutant population take to the streets to protest working conditions and the disappearance of their loved ones.


Big Tech, the wealthy elite, and corrupt politicians attempt to cover it up. They can’t allow anything to interfere with the elections, profits, or their plans.


Can hard-nosed detective Alton Cold and his A.I. car Bessimer catch the killers, stop the cabal, and expose the truth? Or will the appearance of a mysterious woman cloud his judgement as the unnatural cloud darkens the sky?


To save the people he cares about, he’ll put everything on the line to confront a darkness far worse than the night.


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 Alan McGill is an American author who lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania with a clowder of cats. Alan was close to his grandparents who grew up in the Great Depression. They were married young and remained together until his grandmother’s passing. His grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and was a gifted storyteller who weaved humorous tales about tough events. Alan grew up with these stories of right and wrong along with watching fictional heroes such as The Lone Ranger, Adam West’s Batman and Captain America. Heroes who stood up to bullies and protected those who could not protect themselves. This made an impression on the author to always do what was right in his own life and shaped his love for storytelling. He is a multi-genre author with his debut novel being A Cry in the Moon’s Light which is a horror romance and mystery series. As with all his books, one of the primary themes involves characters who strive to do the right thing regardless of the adversity they face. The second theme present in all his books is love. A pure and deep love that defeats all evil.


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There is a darkness far worse than the night. 


Bumper City

Detective Alton Cold Mystery Series Book 1

by Alan McGill

Genre: Futuristic Mystery Thriller 


In the future, Las Vegas is nearly destroyed. Rebuilt under a dark cloud that blocks all sunlight, Sin City takes on a whole new meaning.


Beneath the neon, The Pagliacci Serial Killers are on the loose and a new drug called “Colors”, infused with nanotechnology, is killing thousands. Violence erupts as the mutant population take to the streets to protest working conditions and the disappearance of their loved ones.


Big Tech, the wealthy elite, and corrupt politicians attempt to cover it up. They can’t allow anything to interfere with the elections, profits, or their plans.


Can hard-nosed detective Alton Cold and his A.I. car Bessimer catch the killers, stop the cabal, and expose the truth? Or will the appearance of a mysterious woman cloud his judgement as the unnatural cloud darkens the sky?


To save the people he cares about, he’ll put everything on the line to confront a darkness far worse than the night.


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 Alan McGill is an American author who lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania with a clowder of cats. Alan was close to his grandparents who grew up in the Great Depression. They were married young and remained together until his grandmother’s passing. His grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and was a gifted storyteller who weaved humorous tales about tough events. Alan grew up with these stories of right and wrong along with watching fictional heroes such as The Lone Ranger, Adam West’s Batman and Captain America. Heroes who stood up to bullies and protected those who could not protect themselves. This made an impression on the author to always do what was right in his own life and shaped his love for storytelling. He is a multi-genre author with his debut novel being A Cry in the Moon’s Light which is a horror romance and mystery series. As with all his books, one of the primary themes involves characters who strive to do the right thing regardless of the adversity they face. The second theme present in all his books is love. A pure and deep love that defeats all evil.


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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Rebecca Christo Mirrored Wounds Book Tour and Giveaway

 


 When the present mirrors her past wounds, Laura begins to unravel  


Mirrored Wounds

by Rebecca Christo

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Psychological Mystery




 Laura's life was finally good. She'd freed herself from the clutches of an abusive partner, left an unrewarding career as an interior designer to follow her dreams of becoming a writer, and was finally happy. And things were only getting better. Her very first novel had struck a chord with readers and become a bestseller, but when the murder she'd described in its pages suddenly gets played out in real life, with her beloved husband as the victim, it is obvious to her that she looks guilty, despite having an alibi that would have been difficult to fake.



As the investigation proceeds, with little or no progress being made, bizarre happenings in the security-protected home she'd shared with her husband have her questioning her own sanity, despite the reassurance of her therapist. Could she have murdered the first man to ever make her feel truly loved and secure and then just ... forgotten somehow? Surely not. But as even more troubling events come to light, with no logical explanation besides her own guilt, she finds herself questioning everything she knows to be true ... including her own innocence.




 Avid dog lover and Author Rebecca Christo was born in Toronto, Ontario, where she developed an early love of both reading and writing. Of particular interest to her was creating a story with emotionally mature content that was still entertaining enough to be read for fun on a relaxing vacation. She hopes she’s succeeded with her very first published novel: Mirrored Wounds.


When she’s not travelling with her husband, Darcy Christo, Rebecca enjoys spending time with him, her children Ali, Brittany and Maxwell, and her puppies (Lucy and Winston) in Wasaga Beach, Ontario where she currently lives.



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Monday, July 22, 2024

Review of Field of Lilies by DV Fischer


Tori My name is Tori Townsend and I have three problems. Problem number one: I'm a sucker for the walking red flags. Problem number two: I never thought I'd kill someone. The third and worst problem of all and what really takes the cake. I certainly never thought I'd be hunted. Killian I don’t like to tell people my full name, just like I don’t like to tell people anything about my past. If they knew, they’d do more than steer clear of me because of my rugged appearance. Drifting. That’s what I’ve been doing, in search of the elusive person who wronged me. The man who took everything from me because of what I did to him. But when I walked into Fairview, I hadn’t expected for all hell to break loose, and I hadn’t expected the woman who owns the B&B I’ve been staying at, the woman who is slowly winning me over, to be in trouble. I just wish it wasn't because of my past.

MY REVIEW:

TORI ACCIDENTIALLY KILLS SOMEONE AND IS HAVING A HARD TIME DEALING WITH IT. KILLIAN IS A DRIFTER, WHO NEEDS A PLACE TO STAY BUT ALSO HAS A DARK SECRET OF HIS OWN. TORI OFFERS KILLIAN A PLACE TO STAY AT HER B & B. BUT NEITHER TORI OR KILLIAN EXPECTED THE INTENSE PASSION AND CONNECTION THEY EXPERIENCE BETWEEN THEM.

FIELD OF LILIES IS THE SECOND BOOK IN A DUOLOGY AND BY FAR MY FAVORITE. I REALLY LOVED TORI AND KILLIAN'S STORY. I THOUGHT IT WAS MUCH DARKER THAN THE FIRST ONE AND I ENJOYED THE STORYLINE. IT IS A FAST READ THAT LEAVES YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FILLED WITH SUSPENSE, SPICE AND INTRIGUE. THERE ARE ALOT OF TWISTS AND TURNS THAT LEAVE THE READER GUESSING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. I LOVED KILLIAN AND TORI'S CONNECTION. THEY BOTH STEAMED UP THE PAGES.  BOTH TORI AND KILLIAN ARE VERY STRONG CHARACTERS FILLED WITH A LOT OF HEARTACHE. I FELT THAT FIELD OF LILIES WAS VERY EMOTIONAL AT TIMES WITH TORI AND KILLIAN'S HEARTACHE.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOT, SUSPENSEFUL READ, THEN I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU CHECK OUT THIS DUOLOGY.  5 STARS



 

DV Fischer USA Today & International bestselling and two-time Iowa award-winning author DV Fischer is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to wonderful husband, and an owner of three sock-loving German Shorthair Pointers. They also have one cat named Geralt. Together, they live in Sheldon, Iowa. When DV Fischer isn't chasing after her children, she spends her time typing like a mad woman while consuming vast amounts of caffeine. Sometimes, if her husband can manage to remind her of the real world outside her office window, they hike! You can follow DV Fischer on Amazon, Bookbub, Instagram, TikTok, Threads, Facebook, or join her VIP Reader's Group on Facebook.

Sadie King Wild Child Book Tour and Giveaway

 


She’s the MC President’s daughter and she’s off limits. But we’re on a road trip together and there’s only one bed! 


Wild Child

Wild Heart Mountain: Wild Riders MC Book 10

by Sadie King

Genre: Contemporary MC Romance 



She’s the MC President’s daughter, she’s off limits, we’re on a road trip together and there’s only one bed!

Charlie is spontaneous and wild. She’s utterly gorgeous and intent on contradicting everything I say.
She frustrates the heck out of me and turns me on in equal measure.
I shouldn’t fall for the feisty MC President’s daughter.
She’s off limits and fifteen years younger than me.
I’m ex-military and stuck in my ways, she’s a free spirit who follows her heart.
We’re opposites in every way.
But when we’re stuck on a road trip together, and there’s only one bed I don’t know how long this ex-soldier’s defences will hold…

Wild Child is a forbidden love, age gap, forced proximity, steamy romance novella featuring an ex-military biker and the curvy younger woman who's off limits.


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Wild Ride

Wild Heart Mountain: Wild Riders MC Book 1



If an attractive ex-military biker offered to give you anything you desired, what would you ask for?

Danni
Mom always made the decisions for me: Go to college, get a good job in the city, find a nice man in a suit.
Instead, I’ve lost my job and I’ve lost my apartment. I’m single, I still have my v-card, and I’m wildly attracted to the bearded, tattooed biker who rescued me and my broken-down Caddy.
I’ve only ever done things to please Mom until I meet Colter.
He offers me a weekend of yes. One entire weekend where he will do whatever I ask of him.
It’s a fun game at first, but as the weekend goes on, I realize the only thing I want from him is one he’s not prepared to give: his heart.

Colter
I don’t do relationships. I have my MC club, my vintage bike collection, and my oversized dog. Women are trouble and best left alone.
But when I see Danni, stranded on the side of my mountain and looking like a pin-up straight out of the fifties, I can’t resist. It’s been a long time since I let a woman on the back of my bike. But Danni is one curvy exception.
She’s spent too long pleasing others, and now it’s my duty to please her.
As long as she knows it’s just for the weekend…

Wild Ride is a forced proximity steamy instalove age gap romance featuring an ex-military mountain man biker and the curvy younger woman who steals his heart.

Authors Note: Wild Ride is a short steamy story that can be read in a couple of hours. If you love a quickie then this one's for you.



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**Don’t miss the rest of the series!**



If you love damaged heroes and curvy girl romance then you’ll love the Wild Riders MC.

This group of ex-military bikers fall hard and fall fast when they encounter the curvy women who heal their hearts.

Expect forced proximity, forbidden love, age gap, fake relationships, single dads, single moms and off limits love with OTT protector heroes who will do anything for the women they love.

Spend some time with Wild Heart Mountain’s Wild Riders MC, the MC that’s all heart.


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Sadie King is a USA Today Best Selling Author of short instalove romance. 

She lives in New Zealand with her ex-military husband and raucous young son.

When she’s not writing she loves catching waves with her son, running along the beach, and good wine, preferably drunk with a book in hand.

Keep in touch when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll even snag yourself a free short romance! www.authorsadieking.com/free



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