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What if you could foresee death? #UrbanFantasy #Romance @jaculican @SDSXXTours

Second Sight
Hollows Ground Book 1
by J.A. Culican
Genre: Epic Urban Fantasy, Romance
What if you could foresee death?
Mirela can prophesy the death of whomever she sees. At thirteen, Ela
foretold the death of her best friend, only to watch it happen before
her very eyes. Ela, now twenty-one, spends her days locked away in
her apartment, avoiding the public and the gift she considers a curse.
Until he appears.
Luka Conway is handsome. Charming. And magical. After Ela predicts yet
another death, Luka leads her to an underground city hidden beneath
Atlanta, populated by empaths, telepaths, and seers. Luka is a Shade,
a soldier fighting a secret war against the Wraiths, a deadly group
of sorcerers who wish to take over the world. Ela is given no choice;
she must prove herself a Shade, and use her powers for the light, or
she will be put to death. Resolved to her fate, Ela trains as a
warrior, determined to put her curse to good use.
Then Talon Michaels appears. He’s just as dashing as Luka, and even more
dangerous. A Wraith, Talon warns Ela that the Shades aren’t all what
they appear. Who can Ela trust, if anyone? Should her powers be used
for good…or evil? Which should she choose?
Full of action, adventure, and romance, Second Sight is an exciting young
adult epic fantasy. It’s sure to please fans of USA Today bestselling
author J.A. Culican’s The Keeper of Dragons series.
J.A. Culican is a USA Today Bestselling author of the middle grade fantasy
series Keeper of Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series
catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling
author on the USA Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully
earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades
include Best Fantasy Book of 2016, Runner-up in Reality Bites Book
Awards, and 1st place for Best Coming of Age Book from the Indie book
Awards.

J.A. Culican holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Niagara
University, in which she has been teaching special education for over
11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness
non-profit Puzzle Peace United. J.A. Culican resides in Southern New
Jersey with her husband and four young children.
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his reign could be at an end #Epic #Fantasy @authorjkjohnson @GoddessFish

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Joshua K Johnson and his story The Hydra Offensive!

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Joshua Johnson is the author of “Gunpowder Fantasy” The Cerberus Rebellion and the creator of the Griffins & Gunpowder universe. When he isn’t working or spending time with his family, he writes novels, short stories and novellas.

He currently lives in Northern Illinois with his wife and young children.

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The nation of Ansgar is divided.

In the east, King Eadric Garrard has crushed one rebellion but gets no rest as the rebellion in the West is rapidly spiraling out of control. If he can’t get things in line soon, his reign could be at an end.

Raedan Clyve has traveled across the Vast Sea to secure treaties and trade. Unchecked in his studies of magic, his powers are growing beyond his control. The dark path he has set himself on leads to destruction and chaos, but is it too late to turn back?

Kyrie Salas captains the Dragon’s Breath, chartered to carry the Western emissaries across the world. She sees the potential in Raedan and seeks to harness it. But will her emotions get the best of her?

War has raged, battles have been fought, and lives lost. But the conflict for the future of Ansgar is just beginning.

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Cadmus Reid was slow and methodical with his shots, carefully choosing his next mark. He was looking for officers to cause chaos or sharpshooters to limit the risk to his men. The Loyalists were hiding on the other side of the valley, behind boulders and below the crest of the hills. The eastern skirmishers were limiting their exposure, only presenting themselves long enough to find a target and fire.

Cadmus squinted as he looked up the sundrenched hills. The enemies had multiplied; where once a handful of skirmishers had been, now dozens were firing. Every hill on the eastern side of the valley was suddenly populated by a hundred Loyalist soldiers.

“They’re going to make their move soon,” Cadmus said to Gared as he reloaded again.

The increasing volume of fire was meant to frighten the western skirmishers: only a fool would expose himself to so much flying lead. Cadmus was unmoved by the tactic. He’d used the same tactic five years ago in the fight to free the Broken Plains Barony from foreign invaders and orcish mercenaries. A particularly deadly group of orcs had taken up in a temple. He’d fired volley after volley to distract them while another platoon had circled around to flush the mercenaries out. He had never expected to be on the receiving end and it bothered him that there was no effective way for him to counter the tactic. A regular infantry company would have a light gun or two to throw shells at the enemy from range. Skirmishers had no such luxury.

The first boom of cannon-fire echoed over the valley and the shot whistled as it fell. The enemy guns would have been placed on the plains beyond the far hills. Their angle would be poor and they would be relying on the scouts to direct their fire. The first rounds sailed over the western soldiers to slam into the ground far behind them. Solid shot against his skirmishers would be dangerous, but at least they weren’t explosive shells. The fragments of iron balls would be deadly.

What must have been a brigade of Loyalist troops flooded over the eastern hills, some firing at Cadmus and his men, others trying to load their rifles as they ran. Cadmus counted the flags.

“Signal a withdrawal,” he said. “Make for the swamps!”

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Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey

the heart of his soul mate #Romance #Fantasy @DebbiePeterson1 @GoddessFish

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Debbie Peterson and her story Court of the Hawk!

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Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance because she has a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and thunder storms.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, which she also teaches, mythology, and history.

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I asked Debbie Peterson, “What is the best and most rewarding thing you find about being a writer? Want to share what you think is the worst and most frustrating thing you find about being a writer?” and here is the response.

I love being a writer. Pen and paper (or more correctly, my keyboard and word program) give me everything I need to unleash my imagination in the various worlds of make believe and all of the “what if’s” that can keep me entertained for hours on end. For me, that’s one of the most rewarding things about the profession.

I suppose I could elaborate on that a little bit.

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You see, during my childhood, I could act out the endless stories I conjured with wild, carefree abandon and no one would raise so much as an eyebrow in return. Today? Not so much. Unless of course, I found a stage, a script, and a director who wouldn’t mind my awful performance. But then I’d be acting out someone else’s stories, not mine. Because of that, I am joyfully compelled to write. So I write.

Now having said that, I also have to tell you the joy wouldn’t be complete without the interactions of my readers who love the story. I still vividly remember the very first email I ever received after the release of my first novel, Spirit of the Rebellion. I couldn’t believe that someone would actually take the time to send me a note and tell me what she thought of the book and how much she enjoyed it. I treasure that email, as I do all of the others that followed. I keep all of them tucked away in a special file. And just so you know? I answer each and every one of them.

The least rewarding thing about being a writer? The marketing of each book I write and all of the hours that go along with it. Now I know that without the marketing, no one would know the book exists. Without the marketing, I wouldn’t find new readers, so I know it’s a thing that must be done. However, I would so much rather be writing. After all, I have so many more stories to tell!

Thanks for inviting me over Jacey! I want you to know that I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you and your readers here today!

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Epigraphist Dr. Essie DeSpencer travels to an ancient Welsh castle in order to decipher an Ogham inscription discovered by the handsome and enigmatic, Garreth ap Daffyd. But the journey is not what she expects. She doesn’t plan to fall for the Lord of the castle, or to find herself deeply entrenched in legends, myths, and magic. Real legends, and real magic, that have devastating consequences.

Garreth didn’t plan for Essie to stay any longer than it took her to decipher the pictograph. Instead, he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his very long life. Now the Lord of Llys y Gwalch must find a way to attain the heart of his soul mate and keep her safe from the dangers that threaten them both.

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“How old are you?” She held her breath and waited. In fact, she waited so long she wondered if he’d answer the question at all.

Finally, he dropped his gaze and returned a slow nod. He made the gesture more in response to an inner resignation than directing it toward her. “First, if I might ask, what gave rise to your curiosity?”

She combed the windblown hair away from her face and shrugged. “Does it make any difference as to how you’ll respond?”

He considered that for a time before he spoke. “No, I suppose it doesn’t. Still, I’d like to know.”

“All right, I don’t have a problem giving you the answer.” She cleared her throat. “The quake disturbed several portraits hanging along the hallways. I found one of them on the floor after leaving my room. So, I picked the antiquated thing up with every intention of replacing it, but the subject stole my attention. You see, if asked under oath in a court of law, I would swear you posed for the portrait at least two, maybe even three centuries ago.”

“And you didn’t stop to consider whether or not the man in the painting might be a distant ancestor to whom I bear a great resemblance?” he asked.

She extended a finger to his face, gently traced the scar that did naught but enhance his looks, and shook her head. “Not when the artist painted him with this.”

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Debbie Peterson will be awarding $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Enter to win a $15 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule

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Debbie Peterson, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey

Do you know who she was? #SamRook #Fantasy #Romance @GoddessFish

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Sam Rook and her story Hope!

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Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.

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The winged knights—magically altered humans—are the only ones defending the portal from Av’lor to Earth. With defeat imminent, they find an unlikely source of hope in software engineer, Kathryn.

Kathryn doubts her life could get any worse after the death of her mother and daughter. She realizes her mistake after she arrives on Av’lor with only part of her house and hungry creatures looking for their next meal. Once the knights bring her under their protection, she discovers their angry commander is far from welcoming.

Sir Lanclor, Commander of the Knighthood, lives with the curse of betrayal. While the treachery occurred lifetimes before, few see past his guarded shell to the grim man beneath. Barely holding the Knighthood together, his grip tightens when Kathryn joins their ranks. Her stubbornness and surprising strength not only energizes the knights, but also makes Sir Lanclor question his self-imposed isolation.

With the approach of an invading army, Kathryn and Sir Lanclor must find a way to end centuries of war and save two worlds.

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“Just leave it alone, Lord Alextor.” Lanclor didn’t glance away from the window.

“Don’t you ‘Lord Alextor’ me, Lan.” Alextor grabbed his shoulder and swung him around. “Tell me what’s going on.” Alextor looked him in the eye, unwavering.

Lanclor glared at him, but knew Alextor was too stubborn to let it rest. He looked down at Alextor’s hand upon his shoulder. His friend quickly removed it. Lanclor walked over to his desk and sat down, placing his elbows upon the desk and clenching his hands together. “Yes, I had some luck.”

“And?”

“And what?”

“Do you know who she was?” Alextor gave him an irritated look.

“Yeah. Someone I should never have gotten involved with.”

“She was that bad, huh? You’ll regroup next time, find someone better.”

Lanclor looked away, clenching his jaw. “Yeah.” He felt Alextor’s stare boring into the side of his head.

“By the Goddess.”

“What?” Lanclor looked up with an innocent expression that didn’t quite meet his eyes.

“You pursued someone you cared for.”

“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Lanclor rose from his chair. “I have reports to do. We’ll have to talk later.”

“Bullshit. You write those reports for me, so if I don’t care about them right now, you shouldn’t either. Who was it, Lan?” Alextor leaned with both hands upon Lanclor’s desk, glaring at him.

Lanclor gave the window a momentary glance, then returned Alextor’s glare. “It’s not any of your business.” He cursed the despair in his voice.

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Sam Rook, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey