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Cover Reveal: Love Illusion by Chineka Williams

On February 3, 2014 be sure to head over to Amazon to purchase Love Illusion by Chineka Williams. I am pleased to be able to show you the cover today! Here is a quick blurb about the book:

Lucy is a confident PR professional, who is fearful of her troubled ex-boyfriend Charles. He is in denial about their breakup. With issues of alcoholism and abandonment, he spirals out of control.

Meanwhile, Lucy’s best friend Jade has found love and is about to get married. She is a loyal friend who is there for Lucy every step of the way.

Feeling trapped, Lucy is determined to fight back against Charles, but it won’t be without complication. After great debate, she optimistically accepts a new job offer miles away. Lucy soon embarks on an uncertain journey all connected to love.

Here is the beautiful cover!

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About Chineka Williams:

Chineka Williams found a love of reading and writing early on as a child. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Books and Stilettos is the blog that she maintains for all things women’s fiction and writing updates. Outside of reading, her hobbies include baking, playing the clarinet, and photography. She can always be seen with a cup of tea close by. Love Illusion is her debut novel.

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Backward Compatible: Cover Reveal & Excerpt

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has been consuming me this month, so I have had a chance to blog. However, as I approach my 50K mark (almost there!), I am stopping to reveal the cover of Backward Compatible: A Geek Romance by Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark. This book sounds so exciting and I can’t wait for the December release!

I’ll save the cover after revealing a little bit of information about the book first.

Book Info:

Title: Backward Compatible

Author: Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark

Genre: Geek Romance

Blurb:

Not too long ago,

in a town that,

depending on your current location,

is either not super far

or actually quite close…

It is a time of chaotic hormones.

Two nerdy gents

home for winter break

have discovered a female gamer

at a midnight release.

 

During the break,

the gamer trio manages

to reveal the game’s secret boss,

a hidden enemy

with enough power to destroy

anything in its path.

 

Pursued by other gamers

who want to be the first

to beat this boss,

George and Katie race to level up,

and, in so doing, restore decency

and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…

Buy Links:

No links yet!! December 2013 release

Playlist: 

Link: http://hypster.com/create/playlist?playlist_id=6805166

Trailer:

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-0qwqxUYTw

And here is the awesome cover!!!!

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Here is an excerpt from the book:

“These graphics suck,” George says and I look back at the screen. We’re standing in the middle of the Estate, colorful orbs quivering ahead of us. We each have to choose our starting advantage. Waterfalls shimmer in the distance and the sunlight streams over multicolored stones in the courtyard.

“Amateurs,” Lanyon concurs. “I mean, they couldn’t have five waterfalls?”

“Your ironic wit is mind blowing, but choose your damn orbs,” I tell them. I consider. Magic, defense, offense, stealth, and charisma. I always go for magic as a black mage, but I wonder if a druid needs something else. Screw it. I need charisma in real life, too.

“Charisma?” Lanyon asks. “No one ever picks charisma.”

“We’re a party of a thief, druid, and a bard. We’re screwed regardless.”

“You two underestimate the mighty power of my lute,” George argues.

“Did you start with charisma?” Lanyon asks.

“Hell, no. I have charisma in spades. I started with stealth.”

“Great. A stealthy bard,” I sigh.

“She’s right,” Lanyon concedes. “We’re screwed.”

However, it actually isn’t bad at all at first. We power through the Estate and make it to the Yobanaria Dale with no resurrections and all at level ten. I’m impressed. George hasn’t actually fought anything, but he has some pretty awe-inspiring charm mastery already. I think I might have a serious crush. He seals the deal when he buffs my hailstorm spell without even being asked.

“Can you guys watch El Thiefelo? My mom wants me to eat supper,” Lanyon says.

“Yeah, we’ve got it,” I tell him. “The first boss is in the elven ruins anyway, so we should grind a bit. I think he’s a twelve.”

George and I explore the Dale, taking out bats and Joba spores. It’s fairly quiet, except for when we combo with his charms and my spells and he yells out, “Eat lute, bitch,” but it’s nice. We work well, almost inherently understanding each other. I’ve never been able to play this effectively with anyone. I try not to think about his eyes. Stupid boys, being cute and stuff.

By the time Lanyon comes back, we’re all at level 12, although Lanyon leveled up just by standing by a door while we played. Still, we are ready to take on Balsa the Proud. As a black mage, it took me about nine seconds. Trees don’t like fire. However, druids don’t have the same level of black magic and all elemental magic is weakened by the need to draw from the elements nearby. Sadly, trees seem to avoid storing fire runes in their villages. I expect this to be a little more challenging. It might even take fifteen seconds.

“First boss. Also known as the freebie bitch to sucker the young folks into a false sense of security,” Lanyon announces as he runs into the center of Balsa’s lair. The cinema plays and then, in a moment of pure absurdity, El Thiefelo is squished as Balsa steps on him.

“Can someone revive me?” Lanyon whines.

Dream Cast:

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About the Authors:

 Sarah Daltry:

Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She’s written works in various genres – romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn’t as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she’s been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships – romantic, familial, friendly – because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn’t matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future – human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah’s stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

She has written several books, most notably Bitter Fruits, an urban fantasy in the Eden’s Fall series, and the Flowering series, including Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley, and Star of Bethlehem.

Pete Clark:

Pete Clark likes writing, animals, potato chips, and cheese. Midnight Riders is his first published novel, although he can also proudly say he finally finished Helix Crashing, the fantasy novel he has been working on for over a decade. In addition, he has written Across the Barren Landscape, a collection of linked Western short stories. He also writes plays, both dramatic and comedic.

When he is not writing, Pete tends to ignore everyone around him and obsess over sports.

Social Media Links:

Sarah’s Website: http://sarahdaltry.com

Pete’s Website: http://punchmyselfintheface.wordpress.com

Sarah’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SarahDaltryAuthor

Pete’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PeteClarkAuthor

Sarah’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/SarahDaltry

Pete’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/PeteClarkBooks

Top More than Ten:

Sarah’s Favorite Video Games:

  1. Borderlands 1 and 2
  2. Fallout 3
  3. Persona series
  4. Eternal Darkness
  5. Silent Hill series
  6. Final Fantasy series
  7. Skyrim
  8. Dragon Age series
  9. Mass Effect series
  10. Fable series
  11. Bioshock series
  12. Magic: The Gathering
  13. Perfect Dark
  14. Heavy Rain
  15. LA Noire
  16. Parasite Eve
  17. Catherine
  18. Zuma

Pete’s Favorite Video Games:

  1. Bioshock
  2. Resident Evil 4
  3. Uncharted 2
  4. Eternal Darkness
  5. Goldeneye
  6. Ms. Pac Man
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  8. God of War III
  9. Dead Space
  10. Silent Hill 2
  11. Infamous 2
  12. Portal
  13. Defender
  14. Super Metroid
  15. Mass Effect
  16. Castlevania
  17. Call of Duty 4
  18. Dragon Warrior
  19. Perfect Dark
  20. Arkham Asylum
  21. Limbo
  22. Rogue Squadron 2
  23. Medieval
  24. Parasite Eve
  25. The Walking Dead
  26. Metal Gear Solid
  27. Team Fortress 2
  28. Kagero: Deception 2

Cover Reveal : RELEASED, Nogiku Series Book 2, by S.J. Pajonas – And a giveaway!

If you haven’t read Removed by S.J. Pajonas, your e-reader or bookshelf is missing an impressive piece of work. In December, Book 2 of the Nogiku Series, titled Released, will be available for purchase. I’m pleased that S.J. Pajonas has selected me as one of the few to reveal the cover to you!

Before you get to the breathtaking cover, here is a blurb about the upcoming book. Please be advised that if you have NOT read Removed, it does contain a spoiler!

Blurb:

**Contains spoilers for those who have not read REMOVED!

 Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa’s eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired — at all costs.

Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she’s willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her?

From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them in the future.

Queue it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18674866-released

Visit http://www.spajonas.com for more information.

Read the first book in The Nogiku Series, REMOVED:

Amazon (Paperback): http://amzn.com/1940599032

Amazon (Kindle): http://amzn.com/B00F4IE978

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940148646532

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/removed

….AND THERE’S MORE! S.J. Pajonas is also including a Rafflecopter Giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and a copy of REMOVED, Book ONE of the Nogiku Series (Kindle or ePub)!

You can enter after you look at this amazing cover!

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CLICK BELOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!!

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