Monday, December 14, 2015

Dark, Gritty and with a splash of humor... #romances @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #stockingstuffers

Dark and gritty with a splash of humor....
Stake and Dust is Book One in the Stake and Dust series, but the stories are standalone. There will never be a cliffhanger. :)
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Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / Smashwords

About the Book:
Stake and Dust, (Stake and Dust series, Book I)

A Lamia, a sea creature worthy of John Keats' prose, teams up with a vampire with serial tendencies. When young promising artists are found dead, the Preternatural Bureau sends Cassandra Hayes to the Hamptons to help a fellow hunter track down this lethal duo. She's only spoken to Mr. Green once on the phone and when she meets him in person, he is not what she expects. His hunting skills are spot on, but there is something the man is hiding, and she's determined to find out what it is despite the attraction developing between them.

Tremayne Graystone, a vampire from one of the oldest septs, is not pleased when he finds a dead hunter left on the doorstep of his pub. He should have never answered the hunter's phone, but someone is trying to frame him and he wants answers. Surely he can masquerade as Mr. Green, the hunter Cassandra is supposed to meet, before she figures out his true identity and stakes him. She's a Hayes, from a long line of vampire hunters, and fraternizing with the enemy is simply not done, but as they work together and follow the clues, the lines become blurred when he falls for the hunter's charms.


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Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook

About the Book:
Flowers and Fangs, Stake and Dust series, Book II
Derek Hayes and his family are preternatural hunters. Stake and dust is their motto, but Derek has a difficult time accepting his sworn duty when Sloane McBride, his ex-girlfriend from high school, is the one he's been sent to eliminate. Once infected from a Nosferatu bite, there is no turning back. Sloane has been bitten and she will eventually change.

It proves a race against time when Derek puts aside his core beliefs and teams up with Sloane. The Nosferatu wants Sloane for his own, Derek's brothers are hunting her, and every second brings Sloane closer to changing into the very fiend they want to kill.

For more of the Graystones, here's Adryanna and Bram's story...
E-book: Kindle / Smashword /Nook/

Blurb:
The Oiche Sith, the blood drinkers, forged an alliance with the Lathe Sith, a neighboring daywalker clan.
The Oiche Sith would protect them from invaders in exchange that one female a year wed one of their warriors for the blooding ritual. Unfortunately, the female Lathe Sith never survives for very long.

Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual, the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed.


Bram and Adryanna are also featured in a short story, Abraham's UN-DEAD, which can be found in Myths, Legends, and Midnight Kisses.
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Myths, Legends, and Midnight Kisses, 2015 Collection from VTP
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iBook / Smashwords /Nook /Kobo
Blurb:
Five complete sweet to sensual romances from five multi-talented authors in settings that are sure to warm the heart. There's a story for everyone from historical to contemporary. Let the magic of myths and legends sweep you away to where dreams of midnight kisses spark an unforgettable romance.

My story is: Abraham's UN-DEAD
Adryanna and Bram Graystone encounter the Cantwells, another vampyre couple, who question their motives when their actions spark a legend about angels and miracles. It all began when they saved Abraham, a young lad, who would later become the author of the UN-DEAD.

Love's Eternal Embace is the Cantwells' story...
Love's Eternal Embrace (Vampire Tale of Ireland's legendary Dearg-du.)
E-book available at:
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About the book:

A knight...
A lady...
And a deadly dark secret...
A fiend dwells in the forest and Sir Liam Cantwell sets out to slay it. Only the fiend is a fair maiden named Glamis Drui. Will Liam fall prey to her deadly embrace or will his knightly charms be her undoing?



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***Read and excerpt of Soul Taker (Urban Fantasy)
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Audible is narrated by Guy Veryzer.
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Blurb:
No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

Got a favorite shifter?
Darrien is a Gryphon shifter that is sure to swoop in and make your day! The Gryphon and His Thief is a tale of mystery, reincarnation, and Greek mythology all rolled into one intriguing adventure where cursed artifacts could end your very existence. This tale will give paranormal fans what they're craving—one bloody good show!
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The Gryphon & His Thief!
Some Treasures are Priceless…
A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal back Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.
As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

Travel to Scotland where the Loch Ness Monster lives and breathes...
E-book Available at: The Wild Rose Press / Kindle  / NOOK / ARe / OmniLit/iTunes
Print Available at: The Wild Rose Press  /Amazon 

Blurb
Michaela Grant travels to Scotland for a holiday, knowing this vacation is her last. A medical condition threatens her life and any chance of a future—until she meets Alan MacLachlin, a man forced to exist between two worlds.

Alan is the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Once every fifty years he returns to human form in search of his soul mate, the one woman who can break his curse. He believes he has found forever with Michaela, but to claim it he must figure out how to save her life.

Michaela and Alan vow to take what time has to offer, but another threat looms. A sinister shape shifter with a vendetta against Alan is making Loch Ness his personal hunting ground. Now he's threatening Michaela. Alan must discover who the shifter is and stop him before it's too late.

Are Hunky Rodeo Stars more your style?
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RODEO BLUES
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Blurb:
Eight Seconds to Lose the Girl…
One chance to win her back.
Tye Casper, a.k.a. the Ghost Rider and champion bull rider, should be the happiest cowboy alive, but when he left home ten years ago to make it big, he said goodbye to the only woman he has ever loved. He's had his eight seconds of glory, but without Jolie Lockhart by his side, the wins mean nothing.

He's been given an opportunity to return home to Skeeter Blue for one last rodeo. He believes fate has sent him there and he'll have a second chance with Jolie, but nothing goes as planned. He soon realizes staying seated on a bull for eight seconds may prove much simpler than winning Jolie's heart.

Perhaps stories about Outlaws and Lawmen intrigue you.

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Wanted (Western)

E-book Available at:
Amazon Kindle/ Barnes and Noble Nook / Smashwords / OmniLit /ARe
Print: Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Book Depository / Createspace

About the Book :

Sheriff Jace Kelly's wife died birthing his remarkable daughter, Emma. She inherited the families' seer abilities. At six years old, she can't tell the difference between a vision and an ordinary dream. So Jace doesn't put much faith in Emma's recent premonition: marriage for him and a new mother for her.

When JoBeth Riley arrives, Emma is convinced she's the woman in her dream: dark hair, green eyes, and shamrocks in her pocket. There's one problem – she's the notorious outlaw, Baby Face Jo. Her stay in town is meant to keep Shane Maverick, the leader of the outlaw gang, from finding her before the authorities devise a plan to capture him.

JoBeth finds the Kellys a strange lot. A little girl, who believes her dreams are tales of the future and the rugged sheriff whose kindness proves a distraction. She's an outlaw, for heaven's sake, but Jace is bound and determined to steal her heart.


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fun begins Oct. 26th!


Halloween pumpkins in the forestThe big Trick or Treat at the Authors' Bash starts tomorrow! Stop by and meet the authors. Ask questions, read the excerpts, play the author's games and win prizes. So much fun!! To be entered to win the Grand Prize of a $60 Amazon Gift Card, all you have to do is comment on one or all the authors' posts and you're entered to win. Hint: Each comment you make is worth a entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/163830277298269/
In the Mood for some more partying? Stop by Must Love Breeches Anniversary Party! I'll be giving away an eBook copy of one my Time Travel Tales. Winner's choice.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Interview with the fabulous Charmaine Gordon @CharJGordon @KMNbooks #books #author

Karen: Let's welcome Charmaine Gordon! I met Charmaine through Weekend Writing Warriors, where authors share snippets from their published work or works in progress. I've enjoyed all those snippets, Charmaine. So glad to have you here at KMN Books Blogspot. How about we start with you telling the readers a little about yourself.

Charmaine: Hi Karen, I’m excited to be your guest today. As an actor in NYC for many years doing daytime Drama, commercials, movies and stage, suddenly I lost the one thing an actor needs most. A Voice. Sad to say spasmodic dysphonia attacked my vocal chords and I had to find another outlet for creative juices flowing through me.

Karen: When Double Becomes Single is your new release. Tell us a little about you story.

Charmaine: It’s a story close to my heart and had to be told.

Karen: What inspired you to write this tale? Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Charmaine: Events in my own life so it’s very personal at first and the whole idea is to Survive & Thrive even after the worst situations come into your life.

Karen: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Charmaine: No. Ideas flow. After typing The End, I cry then pace the floor for two days until an idea filters through and I begin a new story.

Karen: What are your current projects and works in progress?

Charmaine: The idea that came to me is this. One of my first books, Reconstructing Charlie has to do with a young girl who kills her drunken father  to protect her mother. The mother sends her to relatives she never knew about in Chicago. They take good care of Charlie and eventually her brother Jimmy comes to live with the aunt and uncle. BUT, twin little sisters are left behind. And that, my friend, is the fourth book in the series.

Karen: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?
Charmaine: Regarding When Double Becomes Single, I’m excited to report already there are two 5 Star Reviews.

Excerpt from When Double Becomes Single:

 

The touch of her husband’s lips on hers warmed Sharon Michaels all the way home from the hospital. Remembering his whispered ‘I love you’ before she left released a cascade of tears. She groped in her bag for a tissue, found none and used the sleeve of her good winter coat as a blotter. Mac would fix Barry. Their favorite doctor always knew the magic potion to apply so Barry’s bad cough should be easy.

Exhausted after hours visiting with her husband at the hospital in Suffern, New York, Sharon stripped, brushed her teeth, washed her face and slipped under the comforter on this chilly night. The phone rang. She picked it up. Mac Bloom, the family doctor said something she couldn’t hear.

“Crisis? Is that what you said? I left him about an hour ago. We kissed and said I love you the way we’ve always done for thirty six years.”

Their doctor sighed. “Is anyone at home with you?”



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Friday, September 4, 2015

Elias holds the key to the salvation of the dragon race. The Dragon Stone Trilogy #DSTBlast @KMNbooks


Is Elias strong enough to save himself and halt the evil that is spreading across the land?
Publication Date: July 31, 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Young Adult

Sequestered deep in the capital, the tyrannical Emperor Vosper weaves a plan to destroy all the dragons. He succeeds in driving them to the very brink of extinction. Only a handful of dragons and riders remain; living in exile in the desert. When young Elias Dorgumir finds a carved dragon stone in the forest, it brings empire soldiers to his doorstep, and puts Elias on the run with a bounty on his head.

With some help from his friends, Elias must escape the emperor's wrath and try to make it to the safety of the dwarf caverns. Elias holds the key to the salvation of the dragon race. Is Elias strong enough to save himself and halt the evil that is spreading across the land?

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The evil emperor Vosper gathers his troops in the east, poised to conquer the entire continent. His target is the rebel city of Parthos, a constant thorn in his side, and the last sanctuary of the Dragon Riders.

Besieged from all sides, the remaining Dragon Riders come out of hiding. Forced to fight for their lives, they leave the safety of the desert, traveling across the land to gather intelligence and shore up forgotten alliances.At the center of it all is Elias Dorgumir, the key to an ancient prophesy, and Vosper will do anything to get his hands on him. Is it too late for the Dragon Riders to save Elias and stop Vosper from destroying the only refuge they have left?

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As the races of Durn stand on the brink of war, the power-hungry emperor plans his conquest of the entire continent.

The dragon riders are fragmented. They have been scattered across the land; weakened by the discovery of a traitor in their own ranks.

Are the riders strong enough to defeat Vosper before he destroys them all?


Kristian Alva was born into a family of writers and teachers. She worked as a staff writer and a ghostwriter before publishing her own manuscripts. She currently lives in the United States with her family. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading all genres, especially epic fantasy.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Peace, Love & Romance Collection #giveaway #PLRPromo #PLRBlast.




Peace, Love and Romance Collection
Jennifer Theriot, Diane Rinella, Christine Ardigo, Robyn Roze, Dee Ernst, Aubree Lane, Kelly Cozzone, Jill Cox Vogt, Rebecca Warner, Nan Reinhardt

Promo Date: July 7
Blast Dates: Aug 3-7
Publication Date: August 25, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Giveaway: $15 Amazon Gift Card; Author Swag (US Address Only)
For a limited time, ten of today's hottest and bestselling authors bring you Peace, Love & Romance - a collection of full-length novels (some sweet, some sizzling!) all celebrating women who have loved, lost, and triumphed.

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Out Of The Box, Regifted – Jennifer Theriot (Amazon Bestselling Author)
With a new beginning on the horizon for Olivia and Ash, what could possibly stop them from finding their happily-ever-after? In the midst of joy, this blended family finds they have to trust in love and family bonds to get them through what is coming next...or self-destruct. How long can Ash keep parts of his life hidden from those who love him?
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Scary Modsters – Diane Rinella (Amazon Internationally Bestselling Author, two category Amazon Hot 100 Author)
Rosalyn is ridiculed for her eclectic wardrobe and unconventional music collection. Niles’s offbeat character is her perfect complement. Sadly his flaws equate to relationship suicide. When Niles learns he can overcome his obstacles by helping the ghost of deceased rock deity Peter Lane avenge murder, how far will he go to secure Rosalyn’s heart?
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Cheating To Survive – Christine Ardigo
Cheating to Survive weaves the story of three Norlyn Plains Hospital coworkers and their seemingly perfect lives. However, their marriages are anything but ideal. When they decide to cheat on their husbands, will they find happiness or be destroyed by the consequences? Christine Ardigo handles infidelity realistically and humorously. It will resonate in some way with every woman on the planet.
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Chain of Title - Robyn Roze
Newly divorced Shayna wants adventure, and Sean wants her. But the revelation of her ex-husband’s dirty secret sets off a chain of events with deadly consequences that reveals who Sean really is and leaves Shayna to question how well she knew either man. Robyn Roze weaves a story of love, loss, betrayal, and ultimately forgiveness.
*****
A Different Kind Of Forever - Dee Ernst (Amazon Bestselling Author)
Michael is a hot, young rock star. Diane is a single mom almost twenty years older. When they meet, the attraction is immediate. He knows she’s the real thing. She can’t ignore her feelings for Michael, but can’t see past their differences. A Different Kind of Forever is about two complicated people finding—and trying to hold on to— love.
*****
Tahoe Blues – Aubree Lane (Amazon Bestselling Author)
When Cara finds the glitz and glitter of casino life isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, she divorces her husband, finds a new love, a new home, and new piece of jewelry around her ankle. Under house arrest for a crime she didn’t commit, Cara must rely on a zany group of misfits to help set her free.
*****
Tropical Nightmares – Kelly Cozzone (Amazon Internationally Bestselling Author)
The tranquil life David Murphy and Tiana Alexander built on St. Lucia is threatened by the dangerous and vengeful Robert Dubose. Can they survive his lust for revenge, or will his secret partner succeed where he failed? Can their love survive, or will it be the final casualty?
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The Fizgig – Jill Cox Vogt (Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Competition Winner)
Daisy Young believes that when life hands you lemons, eat chocolate and get on with it, but no amount of candy gets her mind off her drowned fiancé—until she flees to East Tennessee’s mountains and meets a man with a dark, secret past.
*****
Doubling Back To Love - Rebecca Warner (Great Southeast Book Festival Top 10, Honorable Mention)
Lexi Avery asks, "Why does it have to come down to choosing just one man, when no one man can give me everything I want?" Why indeed? Follow her tantalizing adventures as she explores love's options.
*****
Sex and the Widow Miles - Nan Reinhardt (Amazon Bestselling Author)
Julie is anticipating an idyllic retirement with her husband, Charlie, when he dies suddenly. She meets a younger man, Will, and embraces life—and sex—again. But a dark secret reveals her perfect marriage may have been a lie. Jules goes in search of the truth and finds there’s always a second chance for love.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beyond the Blue Mountains @celiayeary @KMNbooks @rebeccajvickery

Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery released a new historical tale from the talented, Celia Yeary. BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, is available at Amazon and Smashwords in various eBook formats. Soon to be in print, too.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Guymon Reynolds arrives home to Grove's Point, Texas, in February 1919, the end of WWI. Knowing he's lost his parents and two young brothers to the Spanish flu, he's anxious to see his grandpa at the family farm. But nothing is right upon his arrival. He faces more death and destruction that resembles the battlefields where he fought in France.

Young widow Teresa Logan lives near the depot. She, too, grieves for her husband who died from the flu. Alone on a farm with two baby girls, she struggles with loneliness, back-breaking work, and sometimes, fear. But Teresa is strong and determines to care for her family and her farm alone.

Guy and Teresa meet and they easily bond, sharing grief and sorrow.

Both dream of a better life in Grove's Point, or perhaps a new beginning beyond the Blue Mountains.



 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Celia Yeary
Celia Yeary is an seventh-generation Texan. Her life revolves around family, friends, and writing. She is a former science teacher, mother of two, grandmother of three, and wife of a wonderful supportive Texan. Celia and her husband enjoy traveling during their retirement years, and both are involved in their church and community.
 

Monday, July 13, 2015

If we were the Masters of Time... #MoTTour @The_GrayTower @MasqTours

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Karen: We have Alesha Escobar today to tell us about her fantastic new tale! Good morning, Alesha. Let’s start with you telling the readers a little about yourself.

Alesha: Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog today, Karen! I’m a shameless chocoholic, a lover of caffeine, great books, and wicked humor. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and still live here with my children and husband, Luis, who’s the other half of my creative mind.

Karen: Logan 6 is your new release. Tell us a little about the story. What inspired you to write this tale?

Alesha: When I settled on writing a time travel story for the Masters of Time anthology, I knew I wanted to work on a sci-fi story (I had just completed my Gray Tower Trilogy fantasy series). The idea of a clone engaging in time travel kept nagging at me, and I knew it wouldn’t leave me alone until I gave it all the attention it wanted. It turned into “Logan 6,” and I couldn’t be more happier with the story.

Karen: Logan is the hero of the story. What is he like? What is his first impression when he meets Anika , the heroine of the story?

Alesha: Logan is a genetically enhanced clone. He was made to be obedient, and to be a weapon. However, once he meets this beautiful, graceful woman Anika (who knows how to throw a mean punch, by the way), he realizes that there’s more to life than just taking orders. There are things like beauty, love, and finding your own destiny. Logan begins questioning things, especially his makers--and that’s when things get dangerous.

Karen: Tell us about this first meeting. What does she think of the hero?

Alesha: At first Anika is afraid, but she also feels sorry for him, because Logan is “Logan 6” for a reason. What happened to the other five who came before him? Being a clone in the future doesn’t afford you the same rights as a natural born human in this world.

Karen: What are your current projects and works in progress?

Alesha: I’m currently working on an urban fantasy, but if you’ve enjoyed Logan 6, please feel free to check out my Gray Tower Trilogy (it’s Agent Carter with a supernatural twist), and my other short story, The Black Dagger Gods.

Karen: Tell the readers where they can find you: 

Alesha: You can find me on Facebook / TwitterMy blog

Karen: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?

Alesha: Thank you readers for supporting me thus far and riding this crazy rollercoaster with me. If you’re new, please don’t hesitate to check out my work.

Karen: Are you going to run a contest? If so what will you be giving away as the prize?
  
Alesha: Now that you mention it, we are having a massive giveaway to celebrate the release of Masters of Time. We’ve got signed paperpacks, free ebooks, audiobook coupons, Amazon gift cards, tote bags, journals--you name it!
  

Masters of Time
A Science Fiction and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology
by Samantha Lafantasie, Alesha Escobar, Timothy C. Ward, H. M. Jones, Devorah Fox and Alice Marks
Tour Dates: July 13-17
Publication Date: July 13, 2015
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy, Time Travel
Giveaway: $5 Amazon Gift Card, eBooks, Signed Print Books, and Swag!

A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey...

Imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of this time travel short story collection. From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, each tale touches upon the precious value given to Time, and what we'd do with it, if we were its masters.

The Masters of Time sci-fi/fantasy time travel anthology is presented to you by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie, Alesha Escobar and Devorah Fox, Hugo Award nominee Timothy C. Ward, B.R.A.G Medallion honoree H.M. Jones, and Alice Marks.
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Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys everything from Tolkien and Dante to the Dresden Files and Hellblazer comics.

She resides in California with her partner-in-crime, Luis Escobar, a 20-year art veteran on The Simpsons television show. Alesha is the author of The Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural spy thriller set in an alternate 1940's. The trilogy books have hit the Amazon bestsellers lists for Historical Fantasy and Mashups.

You can find Alesha at her weekly blog, Fantasy, Mashups, & Mayhem, where she discusses fantasy and science fiction TV shows, movies and books, and celebrity gossip.

She's just kidding about the celebrity gossip.
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Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour$5 Amazon giftcard, signed print books, ebooks, swag and more. This giveaway is hosted by the authors of the anthology and NOT Masquerade Tours. The code is provided below.

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