Friday, May 17, 2019

New Release- Stolen Dreams: Unfortunate Blood Book Six by HG Lynch #YAParanormalRomance


New Release

The final chance to mend their broken dreams…

Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to the Unfortunate Blood Series by HG Lynch

Book Six- Stolen Dreams on sale now




Stolen Dreams
Unfortunate Blood
Book Six
HG Lynch

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing

Date of Publication: 17 May 2019

Number of pages: approx 400
Word Count: 106,000

Cover Artist: HG Lynch

Tagline: The final chance to mend their broken dreams…

Book Description:

Having left her life at Acorn Hills behind, Ember tries to pick up the pieces of her heart at home in Scotland. Reuniting with old friends, working a normal job, hiding her fangs...

But while fake smiles fill her days, nightmares plague her nights, re-opening the wounds she's tried so hard to heal.

Left behind in Acorn Hills, Reid spirals into a deep depression, becoming more and more self-destructive. Until Hiro takes pity on him and comes up with a solution to the hollowness left by Ember's absence: get her back.

With the way Ember left, Reid knows it won't be easy to win back his Firefly, but he will do it. He has to.

Otherwise, an eternity without her isn't something he could live with.









#HGLynch #UnfortunateBloodSeries #seriesfinale #StolenDreams #YAPNR #YAParanormalRomance

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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5 Things You Should Know about Jolie Moore #romance #tamingthebadboy #joliemoore




1. My heroes love their women, hard, even if they have a hard time admitting it to themselves.

2. My heroines…my heroines have issues and baggage, but deep, deep down they know their worth and know they deserve crazy beautiful love.

3. I love to write about big cities. I grew up in New York City and live in the heart of West Hollywood which is surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The vibrant beat of city life is echoed in all my stories.

4. I also like to write about mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations. Neither my heroes or heroines get it right the first time, or even the second. But true love isn’t easy.


5. It’s a long, twisting, winding road to happily ever after, but I promise to always get you there.

Taming the Bad Boy

Jolie Moore



Genre: Contemporary Romance



Publisher: Moore Digital Media, Inc.


Date of Publication:  April 30, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-944179-93-9
ASIN: B07NKQS6TJ

Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 83,489

Cover Artist:  Najla Qamber Designs

Tagline: Sometimes Good Girls do Bad Things

Book Description: 

From up here on stage, I can see her. Even with her First Lady hair and Sunday school shoes, I can’t take my eyes off of her.

The music starts. I swing my hips to the thumping bass. Oh, so slowly I slip one button through a hole, then another, then another. I ease the black silk from my shoulders and toss it right toward her.

I watch her pale glossy lips form a big ‘O’ before she catches it like a major league baller. The flashing lights blind me. Between beats, I can see her blue eyes zeroed in below my waist. 

I know what she wants. I give it to her. With a zip and a tug, the leather pants join the rest of my clothes. In my skin tight briefs, I dance just for her. With the last chord of the song, the stage goes dark. 

I know when the lights come up again, another guy will be dancing in my place because this is my last time. I’m not doing this ever again. It’s too bad I didn’t get her name. I really liked that shirt. But not enough to go back and claim it. 

If she wants me bad enough, she’ll have to find me.

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Excerpt:

“The shirt sailed toward the table. I dreaded it touching the alcohol that had spilled on the wood. Real silk wouldn’t survive it. So I stood and caught it in mid air. I was rewarded with a broad wink. I pulled the shirt to my chest, and I couldn’t help noticing the heady scent that rose from it. Nari glared at me. After sending a brief apology to the dry cleaner who was going to have to fix it, I balled the shirt up and pushed it deep into my lap.
Lyrics got suggestive. The tight ribbed black tank Rafe was wearing close to his skin, came off as well. I didn’t try to grab for it this time. I was already in for a stiff lecture.
Bumping and grinding, Rafe was butt down on the platform undulating to the beat, the tight leather pants obscuring nothing. The names of movie and sports stars blasted from the speakers. The top two buttons of his pants came undone. Hollywood’s female icons thumped with the bass. The zipper came down.
I knew what was coming. How could I not? I couldn’t look away. I could look all day. Looking was okay. Like the black and white video of the song, lights pulsed, throwing the club into black and white relief.
A quick black out, and the pants were gone. I must have missed the shoes and socks, because Rafe was gyrating on the platform almost as naked as the day he was born, save for some black boxer briefs shot through with silver threads.
Those threads were only on the front center, and back of the shorts, highlighting what was underneath. Before I knew it, he was letting his body go with the flow. It was a nice flow. His skin was golden, and bathed in a sheen of sweat. The lights cast blue, red, and ended in gold on him. Silence. A single beat. And it went dark again.

I didn’t care if Nari thought I was crazy. I clapped and hooted as loudly as his friends and those around me. The lights and music started again, but Rafe was gone.”

About the Author:

Jolie Moore writes crazy, beautiful love stories because she believes storytelling is magic. She loves complicated heroines with secrets, strong heroes who fall hard, and a long winding road to happily ever after. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to witness the diverse tapestry of humanity, photograph the beauty of the world, visit museums, and watch live theater. She lives in West Hollywood, California ten miles from the nearest airport.

She hasn’t found her own happily ever after, but she’s not done trying. This year she’s going to go on fifty first dates. Join her as she tries to find her Mr. Right or maybe Mr. Right Now.








Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Ultimate Halloween Party Planner #HalloweenParty #HalloweenPartyPlanner


We just passed the half way to Halloween checkpoint, which means there is less than six months until Halloween. 

If you are considering having a Halloween party this year, now is the time to start planning it.

This handy planner will help you get organized and the plan your Boo Bash.



The Ultimate Halloween Party Planner 

by Roxanne Rhoads

Do you want to plan a Halloween party but you have no idea where to start?

Are you in the midst of planning a party but can't stay organized?

The Ultimate Halloween Party Planner is exactly what you need.

Filled with Halloween party tips and ideas, a party planning timeline and checklist, a budget sheet, a guest list chart, to do lists, monthly calendars, weekly to do lists, lined notebook pages, blank sketch pages, recipe pages, craft pages, costume planning pages, and more- this planner has everything you need to plan a Halloween party your guests will never forget.


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New Releases: The Ultimate Halloween Party Planner and 100 Halloween Writing Prompts #HalloweenParty #HalloweenPartyPlanner






The Ultimate Halloween Party Planner 

Roxanne Rhoads

Everything you need to plan the perfect Halloween party. 

Including a party planning timeline and checklist, guest list, budget chart, costume planning pages, craft idea areas, recipe pages, monthly calendars and weekly to-do lists along with plenty of lined notebook pages and blank sketch pages for brainstorming party themes, decorations, props, games, and more.









100 Halloween Writing Prompts: A Curated Selection of Halloween Images to Inspire Short Stories, Poetry, Essays and Blog Posts

Roxanne Rhoads

ISBN-10: 1093758333

ISBN-13: 978-1093758337

Cute and creepy, magical whimsy, cozy fall and colorful autumn splendor images fill this notebook with 100 Halloween writing prompts. 

Plump pumpkins, dark nights, scary skulls, wicked witches….flip through the pages and be inspired to write Halloween short stories, poetry, essays and blog posts.



This is a lined notebook with full color Halloween images

 to inspire your writing.




Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Legend by Nicole Conway #dragons #YAFantasy


Legend
Dragonrider Legacy
Book 3
Nicole Conway

Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Month9Books


Date of Publication: May 7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1948671361
ASIN: B07M59GM4D

Number of pages: 384

Cover Artist: Title and cover design by Danielle Doolittle
Cover illustration by Tatiana A. Makeeva

Tagline: In a war of gods and tyrants, the will of the dragonrider must never falter.

Book Description:

Captured and tortured by the brutal tyrant, Argonox, Reigh’s worst fears have now been realized. Argonox has successfully twisted his mysterious dark power for a truly evil purpose—reanimating the long-deceased legendary dragonrider, Beckah Derrick, and her monstrous king drake. But Argonox’s cruelty won’t end there, and Reigh fears the worst is yet to come. Rescue is unlikely as the Tibrans prepare to make their final strike, poised to break Maldobar’s ranks of proud dragonriders once and for all.

With many of its cities already captured by the Tibran Empire, all hope now rests with Jaevid, Princess Jenna, Phillip, and their mismatched band of dragonrider allies to lead the last stand and save their kingdom. Even in such frightful times, Jaevid may find he still has a few old friends ready to take up their weapons and stand at his side again. But facing down Beckah is perhaps the one thing that might break Jaevid’s resolve. Can he really strike down the woman he used to love in order to save the kingdom?

One final battle will decide the fate of our heroes. Can the strength dragonrider prevail once again? Or will the Tibran Empire become Maldobar’s new legacy?

“Bravery is not an immunity to fear—it is rising up to meet it with the hope that nothing is impossible.” — Sile Derrick, FLEDGLING


LEGEND is the final book in Nicole Conway’s trilogy DRAGONRIDER LEGACY, which also includes SAVAGE and HARBINGER.



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Excerpt:

Bellowing howls and thunderous booms shook the ground under me. The sound of snarls, snapping teeth against scales, and shrieks of pain seemed to come from every direction. I recognized the deep inhale and throaty hiss, followed by the roar of flames. A dragon was spitting its fiery venom so close by I could smell the acidic tinge of it lingering in the air. The low hum of something huge swooshed right over me, probably missing me by inches. A tail? Wings? Gods only knew. But I couldn’t even lift my head to see.
The brawl seemed to end as abruptly as it had begun. No more roars. No more flame. A break in the commotion with only the distant sound of the battle to fill the silence.
A soft whine and series of pops, clicks, and chirps resonated against my ear and a hot blast of musky breath blasted over my cheek. I felt it. Something huge was looming over me. But I couldn’t move or open my eyes.
A rough shove rocked my senses, rolling me over so that I flopped onto my back. More hot breaths blasted against my face. I didn’t have to see her. I knew it was Vexi. It took every ounce of strength left in my body to will my eyes open. The end of her big green nose was right in my face, smelling me and whining. She licked at my forehead, one big swipe of sticky dragon spit up the bridge of my nose all the way to my hairline.
“H-hey there,” I managed to rasp weakly.
She chirped, huge blue eyes blinking down at me with concern. Curling her scaly body around me like a protective living barrier, she laid her head on the ground right next to mine. Her ears perked toward me and nostrils puffed in deep, as though she could sense I was in bad shape.
Too late, I realized that leaving her, trying to send her away, was by far the stupidest thing I’d ever done. That’s saying something, I know. Doing stupid stuff was basically my life’s hobby. But Kiran had told me about the loyalty of dragons many times. And right after Vexi chose me, Jenna had said something about it, too. She’d said that our bond was special—that Vexi would stick by me no matter what, even in death. At the time, I hadn’t understood what that meant.

Now I did.

About the Author:

NICOLE CONWAY is an author from North Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked as a graphic artist. She is happily married with one son.






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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore and Legends by Sam Baltrusis #ghosts #hauntings #salem


WICKED SALEM PROFILE: MARGO BURNS

The more you know about a person, the harder it is to demonize them.”
Margo Burns, Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt


When historian Margo Burns pitched the idea of a lecture examining the genesis of the rye-based ergot poisoning theory and its ties to the Salem witch trials, she jokingly called the topic “the fungus among us.”

Yes, she’s talking about Salem’s moldy bread myth.

Compared to her more serious contemporaries specializing in the witch-trials hysteria, Burns approached the topic with humor. “If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m a ham,” she joked, sporting her trademark bowtie. “But I’m not a ham on rye.” Ba-dum-bump.

Levity is Burn’s secret weapon. And so is her lineage. She’s a great granddaughter eight generations down to witch-trials victim Rebecca Nurse.

After listening to her speak at a lecture organized by Salem’s Witch House about the origins of the controversial ergot theory, Burns tackled a much larger issue associated with the witch trials of 1692. Pop culture continues to twist Salem’s history. And Burns wants to untangle it.

Burns told me that her fascination with the witch trials was ignited during the summer of 1995 when she started to learn more about her famous ancestor. She recalled holding the original document written by the Rev. Samuel Parris indicting Nurse. It was a turning point for the linguistics scholar turned historian. “It was a bit strange to read a detailed description of my relative’s genitalia,” she said, explaining that the obvious scars related to childbirth and old age that was somehow interpreted as a so-called “witch’s teat” in the trial document. “I don't think you have to be a descendant of a victim to truly understand the gravity.”

What Burns learned from her initial research is that if it's a primary source it doesn't necessarily mean that it’s fact. “You can't believe everything that it said or written even if it’s coming from a primary source,” she said. “In some cases, you have to literally read between the lines.”

Nurse, respected by her Salem Village community, was initially acquitted of witchcraft charges. However, her innocent verdict was reversed after the afflicted girls continued to have fits during the interrogation. Nurse was hanged at the gallows at Proctor’s Ledge on July 19, 1692. Years after the execution, the verdict was deemed unjust by the colonial government and ultimately reversed.

In Nurse’s pre-trial hearing, silence literally equaled death.

Burns told me that one explanation for her ancestor’s ultimate demise was that Nurse was hard of hearing. When the magistrate asked the seventy-one-year-old woman a question, she failed to respond. “Apparently, the girls really started to flip out and the jury kept coming in and out. It was so noisy in the courtroom she couldn't hear what was going on,” Burns explained. “Because she was elderly, she probably didn’t answer because she couldn’t hear. If you were asked a question and you refused to answer it, that could be used against you. Silence was considered proof of guilt.”

As the associate editor and project manager of the comprehensive book Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, Burns is now armed with an arsenal of original witch-trials documents and is respected for her ability to debunk the myths perpetuated by the media and pop culture.

Her underlying motivation: How do we know what we know?

It was this basic question that inspired her to tackle Arthur Miller’s The Crucible after watching the 1996 film adaptation starring Daniel-Day Lewis and Winona Ryder. Burns recalled being unnerved by the play turned movie’s historical inaccuracies. In response, she crafted a comprehensive analysis of what Miller got wrong.

 “It's a constant challenge because you have to untangle The Crucible,” she said. “I’m all for creative license but I wish he used different names.”

In her online essay called Arthur Miller’s The Crucible: Fact & Fiction, Burns skillfully lists the inaccuracies perpetuated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. For example, Abigail Williams was born in 1681 and didn’t have a romantic relationship with the sixty-year-old John Proctor. Williams was eleven in 1692 and the alleged affair didn’t happen because of the age difference. Proctor wasn’t a farmer but he was a tavern owner. Even though Williams is portrayed as the niece of the Rev. Samuel Parris, we’re not exactly sure how she was related to Parris. Also, the reverend’s wife was alive during the witch trials. She had two children in addition to Betty Parris.
Burns believes Miller pulled some of the more outlandish myths from Charles Upham’s Salem Witchcraft book first published in 1867.

For example, Tituba didn’t lead some wild dance party in the woods. And, more importantly, she wasn’t an African-American caricature perpetuated in the late 1800s. “Tituba wasn’t a voodoo practicing black mammy from Barbados. She was an Indian,” Burns continued. “She got recast by how people saw the world during the Civil War.”

According to Burns, every generation interprets history with a biased lens. “My era is the coercion of false confessions,” she said. “I strongly believe they were planning to execute all of those who confessed. They were heavily trying to get people to confess because it was simply a lot easier to convict them.”

The historian said the “how do we know what we know?” lens should be applied to Miller’s take on the Salem witch trials. “People see things in their periphery,” she explained. “We fill in those gaps.”

However, Burns said The Crucible playwright successfully tapped into the mythic, Joseph Campbell-style motif that “people you trust can turn on you” which resonates with contemporary audiences and continues to make the Salem witch trials so disconcerting. “People can be mean to each other to the point they could have someone killed,” she said. “There are so many reasons that could ultimately result in mortal harm. Holding a grudge could result in people dying.”

After spending a decade collaborating with Bernard Rosenthal on Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt, Burns redirected her lens on the controversial ergot poisoning theory.

Introduced by Linnda Caporael in the 1976 edition of Science magazine, the undergrad student turned professor noticed a link between the strange symptoms reported by Salem’s afflicted girls and the hallucinogenic effects of drugs like LSD. Acid is a derivative of ergot, a fungus that affects rye grain. Mental effects of ergotism include mania, headaches, vomiting and even psychosis. It also resulted in gangrene and it was common for victims to randomly lose body parts like fingers and ears.

The ergot poisoning theory has been slammed by scholars like Stephen Nissenbaum, historian and co-author of Salem Possessed. He publicly disputed the moldy bread myth saying that it "appears unlikely to me that this would not happen in any other year, in any other household and in any other village." However, people who visit Salem year after year still believe it’s a viable explanation to the madness that unfolded in 1692.

"I was one of those people who wanted to dispute it,” Burns told me. Of course, her initial impression changed after she did the unthinkable. Burns contacted the original source of the ergot theory. Yes, she actually reached out to Linnda Caporael.

Burns said she was shocked to learn that the woman behind the controversial theory was oblivious to the backlash. “When I talked with her, she didn’t know about Nissenbaum’s response,” Burns said. “Based on our conversation, she thought the negativity was directed toward Mary Matossian. That moment of the conversation gave me pause.” For the record, Matossian cited Caporael’s theory in the 1982 edition of American Scientist in which she argued that the symptoms of Salem’s afflicted resembled some of the hallucinatory effects associated with ergot poisoning.

According to Burns, Caporael was merely applying the scientific method in her original Science magazine article while Matossian was absolute in her attempt to present ergot as a feasible possibility. Burns said Caporael’s suggestion that there could have been a medical explanation to the witch-trials hysteria is conceivable using the scientific method. “It’s interesting to me what people hear and how they extract information,” Burns explained. “The scientific method is a completely different way of looking at the world.”   

During her presentation at the Witch House event, Burns raised a few eyebrows when she defended Caporael. However, the historian effectively weaved together a narrative giving a trippy and sometimes hilarious backstory to the counterculture-colored lens of the 1970s. Burns also presented a few of the sensational newspaper headlines associated with Caporael’s article and then discussed the country’s LSD-laced point of view a half century ago which culminated with Timothy Leary’s “tune in, turn on, drop out” call to action.

When Burns decided to “take ergot head on,” she said it was important for her to go directly to the theory’s originator. “Every story has a source. Who knows when it first started? It’s rare to actually know the flashpoint,” she said.

The idea that ergot poisoning was to blame for the Salem witch trials was simply a byproduct of Caporael’s time. “Linnda got it right,” Burns mused. “Well, she got the scientific method right.”

But how did Caporael’s moldy bread myth impregnate pop culture? Burns cites the hundreds of newspaper articles with over-the-top headlines as the culprit. Apparently, it was a slow news day. “People have agendas regarding how they interpret the past,” she continued. “We use facts to say what we want them to say.”

Meanwhile, the featured expert from TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? is redirecting her focus on one of the more vilified characters from Salem’s witch-trials past, William Stoughton. He was the chief justice overseeing the special court of Oyer and Terminer and was somehow overlooked when Arthur Miller assigned the title of “hanging judge” to John Hathorne in The Crucible.


When asked if she views Stoughton as the ultimate bad guy, Burns said she is trying her best to be objective. History shouldn’t be interpreted with black-and-white thinking. “The more you know about a person,” she said, “the harder it is to demonize them.”

Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore and Legends
Sam Baltrusis



Genre: Ghosts, Hauntings, Local History, Salem, Haunted History

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

Date of Publication: May 1, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-4930-3711-7
ASIN: 978-1-4930-3712-4

Number of pages: 264
Word Count:  61,500

Cover Artist: Globe Pequot Press

Tagline: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Book Description:

It’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport’s history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. Originally called Naumkeag, Salem means “peace.” However, as its historical legacy dictates, the city was anything but peaceful during the late seventeenth century.

Did the reputed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo, strike in Salem? Evidence supports the possibility of a copy-cat murder. From the recently pinpointed gallows where innocents were hanged for witchcraft to the murder house on Essex Street where Capt. Joseph White was bludgeoned to death and then stabbed thirteen times in the heart, Sam Baltrusis explores the ghost lore and the people behind the tragic events that turned the “Witch City” into a hot spot that has become synonymous with witches, rakes, and rogues.


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Excerpt:

What is it about the sleepy New England city that engenders itself to history’s witches, rakes and rogues?

Salem, Massachusetts suffers a bit of an identity disorder. There are two versions of the so-called “Witch City” that have symbiotically etched itself into the collective unconscious. There’s the iconic, blood-stained Salem that boasted a sadistic sorority of witch-hanging zealots in the late 1600s. And then there is the modern, witch-friendly spectacle that welcomes thousands of supporters into its coven of commercialism every October.
   It’s a tale of two Salems.
  As far as the paranormal is concerned, the city is considered to be hallowed ground. However, based on my personal experience as a local historian and tour guide, Salem has a love-hate relationship with its ghosts. Why?
   "The city has a long history of not wanting to get wrapped up in commercializing its witch history," explained Tim Weisberg, host of the radio show Spooky Southcoast and researcher with Destination America's Haunted Towns. "It's something they've only really embraced over the past couple of decades. There's still a bit of an 'old guard' in the city that doesn't want to see anyone capitalizing on witches, ghosts or things of that nature.”
   As Salem’s on-air expert for the national Haunted Towns TV show, I helped Weisberg hunt for locations with ties to the witch trials of 1692. It was tough. “As they've let some of that guard down and television shows have come in, it's been my experience that the 'powers that be’ who control many of the allegedly haunted and historic locations have been disillusioned with the way productions have come in and treated its history,” Weisberg told me. “At least, that's what I heard in the rejections I received from certain locations when attempting to get permission to film Haunted Towns."
   Known for its annual Halloween “Haunted Happenings” gathering, it’s no surprise that the historic Massachusetts seaport is considered to be one of New England’s most haunted destinations. With city officials emphasizing its not-so-dark past, tourists from all over the world seem to focus on the wicked intrigue surrounding the 1692 witch trials.
  Originally called Naumkeag, Salem means “peace.” However, as its historical legacy dictates, the city was anything but peaceful during the late seventeenth century. In fact, when accused witch and landowner Giles Corey was pressed to death over a two-day period, he allegedly cursed the sheriff and the city. Over the years, his specter has allegedly been spotted preceding disasters in Salem, including the fire that destroyed most of the downtown area in June 1914. Based on my research, a majority of the hauntings conjured up in Salem over the city’s tumultuous four-hundred-year-old history have ties to disaster, specifically the one-hundred-year-old fire that virtually annihilated the once prosperous North Shore seaport.
Cursed? Salem is full of secrets.


About the Author:


Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore and Legends, has penned eleven historical-based ghost books including Ghost of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City. He has been featured on several national TV shows including Destination America's Haunted Towns, the Travel Channel's Haunted USA on Salem and served as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's Haunted Encounters.

During the summer of 2019, he will be featured on the one-hundredth episode of A Haunting airing on the Travel Channel. Baltrusis is a sought-after lecturer who speaks at dozens of paranormal-related events scattered throughout New England, including an author discussion at the Massachusetts State House and paranormal conventions that he produced called the Plymouth ParaCon in 2018 and the Berkshire’s MASS ParaCon in 2019. In the past, he has worked for VH1, MTV.com, Newsweek and ABC Radio and as a regional stringer for the New York Times.

Visit SamBaltrusis.com for more information.