Monday, November 30, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: The Killer Contract Agency

BOOK BLITZ: The Killer Contract Agency
by: Jessica Samuels
Welcome to The Killer Contract Agency, where Hunter Salina Sinclair and Fallen Angel Carter battle Malian aliens, hellbent on destroying the human race! Join them on their journey to save Earth, while ridding the world of bullies who take adavantage of weaker teens. Impossible, you say? Not in Jessica Samuels' world! Take a look: 

The Killer Contract Agency
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2015
SYNOPSIS:
Salina Sinclair hunts Malians, an alien species that preys on weak teenagers, making them crazy enough to kill themselves. But after being nearly burned alive by one, Salina is contacted by The Killer Contract Agency. Wielding the powers of The Bracelet and with her mentor, Carter, by her side, she exacts her revenge by taking out the Malians responsible for her near death.

But something big is happening with the Agency and operatives are dying. Will she find out what it is before it's too late, or will the Agency be destroyed?
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I followed him, and he opened the door. The floor creaked, protesting as if no one had been there in years, and finally we stopped at a room. It was just a house with wooden floors and red walls. Moldy red couches sat in the corners of the room, and it smelled like moth balls and rotted wood. It was as if an old person lived here before it was condemned. Joy! This was totally not a romantic place to take someone. I wondered if he liked me, and felt for me what I felt for him.

“Wait here,” he told me. “I have a surprise, as well as something to ask you.”

He walked out of the room and then came back with something behind his back: a red bucket with a spout. It was clearly marked: gasoline. To my horror, he popped off the top and then shook it all over me. I choked when it got in my mouth, and coughed it up.  The scent of it burned my nose and make me gag. I tried to run since I wasn’t ready to die. I never even graduated college yet. But it was no use running since Laurice was blocking the door with an evil smile on her face like a cruel high school snob, jealous of the ex-girlfriend.

“Did you really think you could get away with getting me in trouble like that?” she asked. “Did you really think that I wouldn’t find out about one of you here?”

What the hell is she talking about? Fear shot through me, causing me to freeze, and my palms were sweating like hell as I wondered what she was talking about. Mom’s conversation suddenly came back to me … Malians, Agency, and I’m involved.

I shook my head. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a girl who’s just trying to find my place, a normal girl being harassed by an ordinary bully like you.” I tried to play the innocent girl act since she was just as crazy as my parents.

Her eyes narrowed, not believing me. “No, you’re a damn Hunter that hunts us as if we were dogs! I came to school to escape the planet that I was on since you shits kept killing us, yet you still haven’t killed yourself yet. I thought the mud would work, but evidently it didn’t since you’re not dead from suicide. Most normal human children that I push around kill themselves because they’re weak, and we are strong warriors, unlike you puny humans.”

“I don’t take the easy way out, bitch,” I replied, taking a step closer to her. “I never will, since I don’t want my parents to have to clean my blood off of the walls.”

Laurice just smirked, playing with a lighter she was holding.

I narrowed my eyes at her, determined not to show her fear … even at the price of my own death. Instead, I thought I might distract her. “A hunter of what? By the way, killing myself would be taking the easy way out.” I was still confused as to what is going on. Nope, she had to be crazy since I’d never hunted anything, not even a mouse.

Laurice smiled as she played with the lighter and then clenched it tightly in her hand. Suddenly, jagged fangs replaced her normal teeth, and her eyes turned to a solid green with black slits. “I’m part of the Malian race, Hunter, and you will not kill me like your people killed my family.”

Not human then, and my God are they ugly! Hunter? Again with the damned Hunter thing? My eyes narrowed. “You’re crazy. Out of your mind. You have the wrong person. You’re going to hurt me because you think I am a Hunter?” I told her, hoping to knock some sense into her.

“Nope; I know for a fact that you are, and with you dead we can take over the human race. But earth girls are smarter than I thought.”

Laurice suddenly opened the lighter, flicked it on and smirked as a bright orange and red flame flashed within the room, and threw it at me. It hit me, and the flames licked my body as soon as it hit the gasoline. Searing pain rushed through me, the worst pain in my life as soon as it burned through my clothes and then to my skin. I screamed and jumped around trying to put the fire out, but it was no use. There was no water anywhere, either, and the house was falling around me as the fire spread throughout the house. Suddenly, I was trapped as debris fell down from the ceiling, trapping me. Mind numbing agony caused me black out. But before I lost consciousness, I accepted the fact that I was going to die.


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Character Casting: The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood

When authors write books, the first thing we think of is who is going to be in it. Who will be the lead characters, who will be backup and, in the case of a series, will each book be about the same people, or will each new book focus on a new main character.

We very rarely ask ourselves who will play these people, if it becomes a TV show or a movie. But this is something I like to do, for the fans, who want someone to visualise. Or fans who have read the book, loved it and wonder what it would look like in the world of Hollywood. It's a fun nugget, so that's what we'll be exploring here.

This cast is for 'The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood', book one in the Ruby Hood series, by Stephanie Greenhalgh.

Stephanie has asked that we not use any actors/faces that might encourage readers to envision the characters in a specific way. Instead, this casting is more about the personalities of the characters and allowing the readers to determine their own cast.

So, if you have a cast in mind, feel free to drop us a comment with an image or a name of who you think should play these characters.

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Now let's meet some of the characters:

Ruby Hood

...feisty, fearless, Guardian of the Wood, blonde, athletic, runner, practices yoga, in tune with nature.

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Kent Wolf

...handsome, strong, rational and logical, steely blue eyes, dark features, wolf, loves Ruby.

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Dylan Hunter

...tall, longish hair, broad shoulders, emerald green eyes, loyal to Ruby, Huntsman, silly and bit goofy.

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Kayla Wolf

...tall, stunning, black hair with touches of blue and gray underneath. Wicked, shape-shifter, killer.

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Grams

...white haired old lady. Feisty character. Guardian of the Wood. Protected Woodsville for generations, then took over again when Ruby’s father passed away.

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Lilly Fair

...Ruby’s best friend, swimmer, brow curly hair, freckles.

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Mayor Wolf

...Kent’s father, married to Kassandra Wolf, an older, slightly more handsome version of Kent, athletic build, lean, graying at the temples, eyes even steelier than his sons.

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Kristine Hood

...Ruby’s mother, widowed when Ruby was only three.

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Kassandra Wolf

...sassy, snarky, sarcastic bottle blonde. Married to Mayor Ken Wolf.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

You Might Like...Elizabeth Montgomery

ROSE - Meet the Author
Elizabeth Montgomery was born in Williamsburg, Va and raised in Yorktown, Va. Growing up in and around the historic triangle spurred her love for the unusual and paranormal. She is a mom to four amazing kids, a wife to an extraordinary husband and a full-time pediatric nurse. When not writing, working or helping with homework you can find Elizabeth with her nose stuck in a book or hovering around her Keurig waiting for that next cup. She is the author of the best-selling Dyphillum Series, an Upper YA paranormal series, and her latest release Scarred that hit #1 Hot New Release on Amazon for her category. A portion of all proceeds for Scarred are donated to an antibullying foundation.
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They were exiled from their clan. Made to leave the only home they ever knew. They knew the curse would kill them if they didn't leave. Isaac erased her memories to give her a better life. SHE HAS TO COME BACK. SHE IS THE CHOSEN ONE. Only Cecily can defeat the hunters. Isaac swore his heart to protect her. Julian swore his life to protect her. But in the end will it be Isaac and Julian that needs saving?

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Cecily, Isaac, and Julian have worked together to defeat one evil. Can they survive another?

In order to save herself from the twisted fate Sadina, the creator of the Dyphillum, has in store for her, Cecily will be forced to find the most powerful magic she possesses – or become nothing more than the mother of an army of immortal bent to take over the world.

Sadina has to die, but would that erase all of the spells she has cast? Would history be rewritten without the Dyphillum race?

With help from an unlikely ally and opposition from the elders, the trio is forced to reach deeper than ever before to defeat this great evil.

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For those of us who come into the world different, we see it for what it really is.
Harsh.
Avery Chamberlin is special, unique. Beautiful words to gloss over the fact that she is different. She has never felt like she fit in. Why should she? 
She was reminded on a daily basis that she was not like her peers. 
Flawed. Damaged. A freak.
Avery will have to come out of her shell to prove that even the bullies have their own insecurities.
LIFE ISN’T ABOUT LABELS
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

#TeaserTuesday #WMP #YA #Romance

Cambria, by Theresa Oliver
Cambria, book 1


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Seth Roberts is a typical teenager, that is, until his mother sends him to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, to visit his Great Uncle Herman. In St. John’s, Seth discovers that Herman is a wizard, in fact, the son of Merlin himself. Shortly, Herman asks Seth if he would like to go on an adventure and he quickly agrees. With the help of a strange medallion, Herman sends Seth back in time to the year 1128 A.D. to Cambria, a village founded by Tristan, one of the Knights of Author’s Round Table. In Cambria, Seth meets his father and discovers his true potential, family secrets, and love. Soon, Seth finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime as he races to save Briana, the queen of Cambia, and Cambria itself.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Author Resource: Private Jet Travel

Sometimes, for a novel, you have to research some really obscure things that your normal, every day person wouldn't have to contemplate. Like travelling by Private Jet. Now, finding information on this is easy if you know where to look, but it's also something that not many of us know about, off hand. So research is always necessary.

Here are a few websites that might help you find what you're looking for.

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Whether you're looking for images, Why fly Private information or booking costs, these websites have a lot that can come in useful.

This website - BBC Capital - has a great article that might help, too. This article, by Forbes, is also a great resource.

Thursday, November 19, 2015