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Magician’s Curse by Linda G. Hill

When Herman Anderson leaves home to make a better life for herself, she doesn???t expect to meet a tall, dark stranger with whom she???ll fall hopelessly in love.

Charming and mysterious, Stephen Dagmar is a stage magician seeking an assistant. The moment he sets eyes on Herman, he knows she???s the one. He brings her home to his Victorian mansion where they embark upon an extravagant romance. Yet a shadow hangs over their love. Will the curse on his family end Stephen and Herman???s happily ever after, before it really begins?

Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician???s Curse??begins the Gothic tale of The Great Dagmaru. Magic and romance await.

Official release date: June 27, 2017!??Pre-order your Kindle copy today here.

Available soon on Kobo, and on June 27th in paperback on Amazon.

An excerpt from Chapter 2:

The moment Stephen stepped out the door, the foyer fell silent again. He didn???t have to look at any of the interviewees perched, alert upon burgundy velvet-covered benches against both sides of the room, to know their eyes were on him. They were drawn to him as though he were a human magnet, just as Herman had been. He passed the stairs, turned right, and stepped into the dining room where his agent, Margaret, waited for him to arrive.

???Hey,??? she said without looking up. She sat poring over the applications that were strewn across the large antique dining room table. He closed the door behind him and leaned against it, staring at the top of her dark mane of hair shining in the light of the chandelier above her head. Her long, graceful fingers, poised to turn a page, were an elegant extension of the rest of her lithe body. Finally, she looked up and took in his appearance with icy-green eyes. She was every bit as beautiful as any of the women outside.

???What???s the matter with you???? she asked. Being inseparable for five years, both as best friends and then co-workers, made it easy for her to tell when there was something different, however subtle, about him.

???I found her,??? Stephen said, his back still to the door.

???Who????

???She has a perfect body and long, brown hair and the bluest eyes you???ve ever seen. And her lips! Full and beautiful. And the way they move when she speaks ??? absolutely captivating.???

Margaret narrowed her eyes. ???You hired someone on the train again, didn???t you???? It was a statement more than a question.

Stephen nodded.

???Okay,??? she said, sitting back in her chair. ???Tell me more about her.???

???I think she???s running away from home. She has a job to go to, but she agreed to come and check this one out. She???s sweet and innocent and she???s almost eighteen.???

Margaret crossed her arms and narrowed her eyes even more.

???No, I didn???t audition her the same way I did the others,??? he said.

???So you didn???t bang her in the limo on the way here.???

???No! She???s not of age. And anyway, I knew from the second I saw her that she???s the one.???

Margaret began to say something just as the door opened on the far side of the room to her left, and Nina came in from the kitchen. Both Stephen and Margaret glanced at the slight young woman and then at each other.

???Should I leave the two of you alone???? Margaret asked.

Stephen shook his head almost imperceptibly and walked over to have a quiet word with the girl. After a few seconds she bowed and backed out of the room, and Stephen turned back to his friend.

???Well then,??? Margaret said, throwing her hands up and glaring down at the stacks of paper in front of her. ???Tell them all to go home.???

???No, I still want to interview them.???

???What the hell for????

???Herman might not take the job.???

Margaret raised her eyebrows. ???Herman????

???Yeah.???

???Okay, let me get this straight. You???re telling me she???s the one you want but that she might not stay. I???m confused.???

He stood, silently pleading with his friend to understand what he had only begun to comprehend himself.

???What the hell is wrong with you, Stephen? I???ve never seen you undone like this before ??????

Margaret put her hand up to her mouth, realization dawning on her face. ???Oh my God,??? she said quietly.

He closed his eyes as he spoke. ???It doesn???t matter whether or not she???ll be my assistant, Margaret.??? He opened his eyes and swallowed hard. ???She???s the girl I???m going to marry.???

About the Author

Linda G. Hill was born and raised an only child in Southern Ontario, Canada. She credits the time she spent alone when she was growing up, reading books and building worlds and characters of her own to keep her company, as the reason she became a writer.

A stay-at-home mom of three beautiful boys, Linda is a graduate of the Writing Program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario. Aside from caring for her family, she enjoys traveling the world, eating trout cooked on the barbecue, and, of course, reading.

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The Weightless One by Anais Chartschenko

The Weightless One

Blurb:

Every bit of food I eat
Is turning into more thoughts
And what do I do with the thoughts
I am too afraid to say?

After a party changed everything, Miranda loses her appetite. She is placed in an eating disorder treatment program, where she must be brave enough to face the truth she was trying to bury.

A novel told in verse.

Books

Buy The Weightless One:

https://www.amazon.com/Weightless-One-Ana??s-Chartschenko-ebook/dp/B06XRXYWHJ/

Buy The Whisper Collector:

https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Collector-Ana%C3%AFs-Chartschenko-ebook/dp/B01NCSGZGL/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Buy Bright Needles:

https://www.amazon.com/Bright-Needles-Anais-Chartschenko-ebook/dp/B00J49LM1O/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Music

Buy Howling at the Moon: Live from my Living Room:

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Bio:

Ana??s Chartschenko hails from the Canadian wilderness. She has come to enjoy such modern things as electric tea kettles. Her published works include two collections of poetry, Bright Needles and The Whisper Collector as well as a novel in verse, The Weightless One.

 

Excerpt from The Weightless One

Little Fish

We lay in a tight row

Like sardines,

Wrapped tight in

Blankets and thick

Fuzzy pajamas

Getting our blood

Pressure checked

Lay down, and close

My eyes to the other

Girls’ gossip, they

Try to include me,

But I have nothing

To say in the morning

This is a strange torment,

Laying so close to the others

Trapped between laughter

And the talk of having to

Drink ensures or not,

Of having to go to an

Increased nutrition plan,

Of family therapy sessions

Coming at the end of the

Week.

 

 

Book Tour: The Last Bucelarii: Gateway to the Past

Tagline/Elevator Pitch:

A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past. ??The Hunter of Voramis–a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? (The Last Bucelarii–dark fantasy with a look at the underside of human nature)

Book Info:

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 3): Gateway to the Past

Author: Andy Peloquin

Publication Date: March 31st, 2017

Paperback Price: 15.99

Digital Price: 3.99

Pages: 400

Book Blurb:

The Last Bucelarii (Book 3): Gateway to the Past

The Hunter, legendary assassin of Voramis, has a purpose: protect Hailen, the boy he rescued from a demon in Malandria.

He joins a caravan in the hope of safe passage across the Advanat Desert. Yet he cannot outrun his enemies: the Illusionist Cleric on a holy mission to capture him, the bloodthirsty raiders out for blood and gold, and the Abiarazi, demons who masquerade as humans.

Every step north reveals who he was before becoming the Hunter, unlocking the truth about the woman who haunts his memories.

Fans of Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks will love the Hunter

 

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Gateway-Past-ebook/dp/B06XDKVD47/

 

 

Book Launch Event:

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Bio:

Andy Peloquin: Lover of All Things Dark and Mysterious

I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and an artist–words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I’m also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of fantasy novels.

Fantasy provides us with an escape, a way to forget about our mundane problems and step into worlds where anything is possible. It transcends age, gender, religion, race, or lifestyle–it is our way of believing what cannot be, delving into the unknowable, and discovering hidden truths about ourselves and our world in a brand new way. Fiction at its very best!

Website: http://www.andypeloquin.com
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10 Things You Need to Know About Me:

  1. Hot wings, ALWAYS!
  2. I never forget a face, but rarely remember a name.
  3. I’m a head taller than the average person (I’m 6′ 6″)
  4. Marvel > DC
  5. I was born in Japan, and lived there until the age of 14.
  6. Selena Gomez, Skrillex, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, and Five Finger Death Punch are all in my writing playlist.
  7. Aliens are real, but it’s self-centered of us to believe that they would come to visit Earth.
  8. Watching sports: suck. Playing sports: EPIC!
  9. I earned a purple belt in Karate/Hapkido/Taekwondo.
  10. I dislike most Christmas music, aside from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

 

A Few of My Favorite Things

Favorite Books: The Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch, The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson, Sherlock Holmes by A.C. Doyle, Warlord of Mars by E.R. Burroughs

Favorite Songs: Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch, Prayer by Disturbed, I’m an Albatraoz by AronChupa, Look Down from Les Miserables, Shatter Me by Lindsay Sterling and Lizzi Hale

Favorite Movies: 300, Red Cliff, Shoot Em Up, Love Actually, Princess Bride

Favorite Comics: Anything with Deadpool, Wolverine or Doop in it

Favorite Foods: Hot Wings, Meat-Lover’s Salad, A good sandwich (made by me), Yaki Soba, Sushi

Favorite TV Shows: The Flash, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-0, Brooklyn 99, Firefly (too soon!), The Last Ship, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones

 

Reviews:

“Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark…fantasy addicts will love it!” — Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates — http://peterjstory.com/

“The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero???the Hunter will terrify and captivate you.” – Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut

“From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished???his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!” — Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine

“Oh the carnage! Fantastic bloodthirsty carnage! The fight scenes in this book were fast-paced, detailed and thrilling. I love a good sword fight and there is plenty of that here.” — Ami L. Hart

“One could get lost in this novel for its twisting plots, seemingly endless imagination, dark yet irresistible characters, or the mind-numbing paradox of its simultaneously dark and romantic world. One could follow the long and winding road of the dusky, fierce protagonist and fight tooth and nail not to sympathize with him. One could dance in the dizzying, intricate circles of Peloquin’s neo-mythology, or even basque in the black sunlight of a well-crafted gothic novel that both entertains and enlightens.” — Jesse G. Christiansen

Book 1 Info

Book Blurb:


The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer

The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.

When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?

 

Book Info:

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer

Author: Andy Peloquin

Official Launch Date: August 21st, 2015

Publication Date: July 11th, 2015

Paperback Price: $15.99

Digital Price: $3.99

Pages: 298

ISBN: 1515038955

 

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Destroyer-Last-Bucelarii-Book-ebook/dp/B012EI9M4A/

Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Destroyer-Last-Bucelarii-Book/dp/1515038955/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25269614-blade-of-the-destroyer

 

Book 2 Info

 

Book Blurb:

The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen

The Hunter of Voramis is no more.

Alone with the bloodthirsty voices in his head, fleeing the pain of loss, he has one objective: travel north to find Her, the mystery woman who plagues his dreams and haunts his memories.

When he stumbles upon a bandit attack, something within urges him to help. His actions set him at odds with the warrior priests commanded to hunt down the Bucelarii.

Left for dead, the Hunter must travel to Malandria to recover his stolen birthright. There, he is inexorably drawn into direct conflict with the Order of Midas, the faceless, nameless group of magicians that holds the city in a grip of terror. All while struggling to silence the ever-louder voice in his mind that drives him to kill.

From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter’s journey leads him to truths about his forgotten past and the Abiarazi he has pledged to hunt. His discoveries will shed light on who he really is???what he really is.

Fans of Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks will love the Hunter???

 

Book Info:

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen

Author: Andy Peloquin

Official Launch Date: August 19th, 2016

Publication Date: July 21, 2016

Paperback Price: 15.99

Digital Price: 3.99

Pages: 340

ISBN: 1535388668

 

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen-ebook/dp/B01JJ5CKOU/

Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen/dp/1535388668/

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen-ebook/dp/B01JJ5CKOU/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30973111-lament-of-the-fallen

 

Blog Tour: Umbrae by Debbie Manber Kupfer

It’s alive! March 1st was the day that book 3 of the P.A.W.S. Saga went??out into the world!


Step into the Shadows of Umbrae …umbraewrapevenbetter

 

Available in Kindle or Paperback

Enjoy this interview with Joey Marks, the kangaroo animagus and Australian exchange student at P.A.W.S.

 

Welcome!?? And thank you for taking time out to talk to us, Joey.

G???day mates. I???m really happy to be here today *jumping up and down*.

We can see that Joey. Please take a seat? So tell us, how do you like St. Louis P.A.W.S.?

It???s great! Everyone???s really welcoming and the classes are super cool. And I love the dining room and all the scrumptious foods Hugo makes (even if he does eat half of it himself). I???ve made some new mates too ??? there???s Josh and Miri of course, but my best mate???s Sean. He can change into a horse, you know, and he???s been giving me riding lessons. I???m not very good yet, but I???m getting better. I only fell off four times last week.

So tell us about your home in Australia.

I???ve been attending classes at the P.A.W.S. Institute of Australia in Alice Springs ever since I was 5 years old. My sister Millie also goes there, but she???s not the best of students as she has a tendency to fall asleep in classes ??? I think that???s why she chose a koala as an animagus. They get to sleep a lot!

Why did you choose to become a kangaroo?

Well, kangaroos have a lot of energy and are always on the go. In Oz it???s a good disguise. In St. Louis, not so much, but I???m fast and normal (non-magical) folk, tend to ignore stuff that doesn???t make sense, so I can pretty much hop around Forest Park and no one much cares.

I hear you like to do magic tricks?

Oh yes, I???ve learned a lot from watching the Great Bobbert ??? and also learned some real magic from his weasel, Popgoes. Bobbert doesn???t know that his weasel???s magic of course; just thinks he???s a pesky pet that keeps running away, but he???s got a thing going with an otter in the zoo. He goes and visits her when the children???s zoo is closed. I like the zoo, too. My mate Ian, the chimp animagus, lives there. He???s been teaching me monkey jokes ??? you should go interview him some time.

Maybe we will. But back to you. Tell us a little bit about how you ended up in St. Louis P.A.W.S.?

Well, it was two years back. My teacher, Wemberly the wombat at Alice Springs, recommended that I enter this contest ??? I had to do all different kinds of magic both in my human form and my roo form ??? it was tough. A lot of magicians older than me entered, but somehow I got through all the rounds and ended up winning, and the prize was a scholarship to the P.A.W.S. Institute of the Midwest. So here I am.

And we???re very happy to have you! So what???s next? Do you know what you want to do when you graduate from P.A.W.S.?

Oh, I have so many ideas *jumping up and down* ??? first I want to travel ??? all over the States, and then to Europe, and then to Africa. I want to visit every single P.A.W.S. institute. I???ve heard that the head of the African Institute outside Nairobi can change himself into an elephant. That would be amazing to watch.

That certainly does seem amazing. Thank you for talking to us today, Joey!

No worries mate, any time.

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