Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tales After Midnight Anthology

Join Wild Dreams Publishing Celebrate the Release of
*TALES AFTER MIDNIGHT*
TALES AFTER MIDNIGHT
A Halloween Anthology
Multi-Genre

Release Date: October 13, 2017
Cover Design: Veronique Poirier
*STORY BLURBS*
Manor of Solitude 
Katherine Dempster 

Mort just wanted to be left alone. The townsfolk didn’t seem to understand that, even after his visitors started to disappear. Death was what gave him the life that we wanted and he would do what was needed to keep his solitude. Unfortunately for Mort, his peaceful eternity in his home didn’t come as he had planned. Some people are best left alone.

 Taunted 
Sylvie Stewart
 Liza is a tough-as-nails chick with a plan, and she’ll do whatever it takes to secure her future. But someone—or something—seems hell bent on interrupting her life in the most unnerving of ways. It may be the season for tricks, but they’d better watch out because Liza isn’t about to back down. 

Harem of Dolls 
HB Jasick 

Jude Mckinley has always been a hopeful romantic, falling hard and fast every time. Consumed with passion, Jude would always risk his heart. But it never lasted! His dolls never stayed. In the end they always left, but not completely...


Widowmaker Drive
Jeremy Simons


Welcome to Widowmaker Drive. You'll only find one house on this street, but it's an attraction unlike any other. Dana and her friends wanted a simple haunted house to cap off their Halloween night. From the second the greeter let them in, she knew something was wrong. Separated from her friends in mere minutes, she soon realized just how bad things could get. Sadistic clowns. Shifting hallways. Doo less rooms. This was one nightmare Dana knew she may not survive. 

The Crossing 
Aim Ruviviar


Like yearly October 31st clockwork, strangers on route a secluded town had their car break down near that crossing. Trapped in that cursed place, Malory was a fragile girl on a wheelchair under the care of her Aunt Tabitha. Hallows eve was both an affliction and a blessing for her because it was the only time she saw new people. She had secretly wanted to leave but how could she when she was stuck on that forsaken chair? Step beyond that crossing so you may see what dark fate you have. Just don’t expect that you’ll be coming back. 

The Dark Truth 
Sarah Stein


He must please his mother, or the consequences will be dire. Isaac Bourgeois is a momma’s boy who would do anything to stay on her good side even if it means giving up the woman he’s fallen madly over. Throughout the years it hasn’t been a problem that is until he meets Celia. He’s faced with a dilemma. Can he choose between his mother and his girlfriend? Every year is the same, and this one is no different. It’s their first Halloween together and just so happens to be Celia Hebert’s favorite holiday. She wants it to be flawless with decorations, matching costumes, and all their friends. But what happens when the man she’s spent the past year with gives her up to a madwoman, revealing the darkest of secrets? 

Lights Out
Bella Emy


Halloween weekend. A couple of college kids get together in a deserted house in the woods for some fun, promiscuity, and drinking. To miss it would be to die for… or would it? When the lights go out, it’s time to play.

 Love Murdered 
Bey Tolentino


A High-Profile lawyer and a successful write were entangled with questionable murders. How would they solve these riddles, when every answered question only doubles their confusion? 

I’ll Be Seein You 
Alyssa Drake

 Tormented by horrendous nightmares after witnessing the horrific death of her husband, Jenny drifts through each day, a vacant shell. Two months after Walker’s death, an anonymous Halloween gift is delivered, setting into motion a chilling plan of revenge. When a disturbing phone call sends Jenny reeling, she fights to separate fantasy from reality. Is this all just an elaborately cruel prank or has Walker returned from the grave to reclaim his bride? 

Trepidity
S.J Herman

What do you get when you gather a group of friends on Halloween night? A bloodbath. All they had to do was survive until midnight to know they were safe. That's how Melissa ended the tale of Satan's Servant's. A yawn meant to add some spook on Halloween night. They didn't realize the tale she spun was not of fiction, but of reality. Concealed within one of them, an unexpected visitor picks off the helpless group one at a time, while moving from one body to the next. As the clock ticks away towards midnight, so does the trust between them. 

7pm Boggyman
Veronique Poirier

Why seven o'clock post meridiem? Cecilia has no clue. But it's what takes everything away from her...including someone she thought she didn't want around anymore. And it's what's putting her face-to-face with one tragic accident after another. It's what's bringing her closer to the edge. Will she fight back, run away...or end her life? 

The Bradford Experiment
Monroe Starr


Daniel Hall is an ordinary teenager living in Bradford, Connecticut in 1985 when strange things start happening, stirring up his otherwise normal teenage existence. Follow his story as he tries to solve the disappearance of Kerri King while facing the things that go bump in the night in the small town of Bradford. 

Buyer’s Remorse 
J.B Joseph

Have you ever contemplated what it would be like to get on the wrong side of a computer geek/salesman? Ever wondered what it would be like to get back at a mean boss? What happens when the tables are turned? What happens when colleagues clash? Do heads roll? Will revenge be sweet? When messy children are not controlled… will a salesman lose his cool, or will a family be saved? Meeting a carpet salesman couldn’t be more innocent, could it…? Have you ever wondered ifunderneath that friendly customer service smile there hides a dark secret? If you are rude to salespeople… watch your back and check your furniture. Deadly mistakes can happen when you look down on others… What is he hiding in the things you buy this Halloween? In Buyer’s Remorse wonder no more. 
All Hallows Horror 
YM Zachery
On All Hallows Eve, Sprits come out to hunt for souls; and the only thing that can appease them is treats. Tamika doesn’t realise the full extent of the truth behind this statement as she explains the ture origins of Halloween to her friend. Forgetting all about it, she heads out for a night of trick-or-treating with her brothers and her best friend and the rest of the neighbourhood. But their night soon turns from one of laughter to one of horror, when spirits rampage through the town, turning it into a bloodbath as they hunt for souls. Tamika is in a race against time not only to save herself and her loved ones, but also to prevent herself from becoming one of the very things that hunt her. Do you dare discover the real meaning behind All Hallows Eve?
*EXCERPT*
The Manor of Solitude by Katherine Dempster

When the first of them came to wipe their boots on his porch mat, knocking on his door, peering in his windows, his manners crossed his lips as he asked them to leave; never noticing the first twitch in his eye as he closed the creaking old door in their smiling faces. But as time wore on, and every Sunday afternoon another group of do-gooders pushed into his boundaries, the tight politeness of his rebuff started to crack. Just as death had breathed life into his world, new life was taking it away.

The decision to thin the herd came as suddenly as his shovel onto the first one’s neck.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cover Reveal - Off-Campus Setup, by Maria Vickers - m/m romance


Title: Off-Campus Setup
Author: Maria Vickers 
Cover Designer: T.E. Black Designs 
Photographer: Christopher John with CJC Photography 
Models: Connor Jay and Cody Grigsby 
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: November 25, 2017
Levi Cox left it all behind to go to school in California, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers when he gets there. Between the university screwing up his living arrangements, the weird meddling old woman who runs the boarding house, and the fellow student who instantly catches his eye, life in Cali is more than he expected, and he isn’t sure he’s ready for any of it. College was supposed to be an adventure, but this might be more than Levi can handle. 

Nathan Orion wants to have fun. That’s what he lives for and it's exactly what his college years are supposed to be about. He’s happy with living the single life and being carefree…that is until the new student at his grandmother’s boarding house crashes into his life. Now he’s been recruited to show the new guy around, and if Nathan has his way, it won't be just on-campus.

Will there be more, or is this only an illusion? Two men thrown together, not expecting anything, but possibly finding so much more than an off-campus setup.

The setup is only the beginning. 


Goodreads
Levi:

Right now, I wanted to drop my bags, fall into bed, and put my feet up. And a tank of oxygen might help too. ‘How did people in L.A. breathe?’ I wondered to himself more than once as I walked from building to building on campus, and then again on my excursion to this boarding house.

Made it to the door without collapsing. That in itself was an achievement. Raising my hand to knock, the door swung open before it made contact with the hard surface. And unfortunately, the stranger who had jerked it open, hadn’t been watching where he was going and barreled straight into me. It was then my legs had decided to quit on me and I fell to the ground with him on top of me.

Maybe it was the weather or the exhaustion—or it could have been those grey eyes hovering over me, captivating me—but damn, I could feel my dick getting hard as he struggled to get up and ground himself against me. My only saving grace was that he got up before he noticed. Pulling me to my feet and pushing me slightly to the side, he mumbled an apology and then left me standing there as he rushed down the stairs and into a waiting car.

“California hospitality at its finest,” I muttered under my breath. So far, I wasn’t impressed and transferring after this semester was beginning to look better and better. Bruised ego, bruised tailbone, and legs of jello did not make for a happy Levi no matter how captivating the stranger was.

“Don’t mind him. He’s just a little pissy because I wouldn’t give him what he wanted. I swear that boy is too spoiled for his own good. Then again, I take some responsibility for that. Kind of my fault for indulging him.”

I turned my head and found an old woman with her hair dyed yellow. Not blonde…it was canary yellow. I squeezed my eyes shut to temporarily shut out the blinding color and focused on what she said. What was she talking about? Could it be that she was his sugar mama? I’d heard of such things happening from T.V. and magazines, but I didn’t realize things like that were real. I’d never met someone like that. “Ma’am?” I asked for clarification because maybe I was wrong.


Maria Vickers currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing and after she became disabled, she decided to use writing as her escape. She loves to write romance of all kinds because she is a dreamer and hopeless romantic at heart.  



❤✨ From the Author ✨ ❤

Life is about what you make of it. You have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.

I have always loved books. Not only creating the stories, but reading them as well. Books transport me, and when I was younger, I would run into walls because I refused to put my books down even for a second. Take note, walking with books is not advised. LOL. 

With my books, I just want to share my stories with the world. I want others to be transported or to feel the emotions my characters feel. That is my goal with my writing. If I can do that for one person, I succeeded. 

Getting sick changed me and my life, but it also opened doors that I thought were closed. Today, even though I cannot do much, I still have my mind and I can write.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Bookin' Around Town





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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Big Anthology Announcement!

Eighteen of the #SaSS18 Attending Authors are contributing to an Anthology to benefit VETSports! With a sizzling picture of Chris Williamson donated by amazing photographer Eric of Eric David Battershell turning into a SEXY AS HELL cover by Robin at Wicked By Design you’ll not only want to #oneclick the eBook but also pre-order this LIMITED edition Paperback. (Which you can get signed by all contributing authors at #SaSS18).

So, who, you ask, is participating in the most EPIC anthology of all time? And when will you get to see the cover and buy the book?! And where, oh my God, where is the Goodreads link to add it to your TBR? Keep Calm and take a glance below!!


TBR: Goodreads
Cover Reveal: 10-27-17 (Contributing Author Takeovers that weekend!)

And THIS is the cover tease...
Blurb: 

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart. 

Do you have the courage proceed? 

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today's Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing. 

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.


Pre-Order: 02-28-18
Release Date: 03-27-18


Participating Authors!
Ann Mayburn http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV 
Cat Johnson http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu 
CD Bradley http://amzn.to/2nG214t 
Dani RenĂ© http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD 
DD Lorenzo http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma 
Elizabeth SaFleur http://amzn.to/2rad5fD 
Jennifer L. Armentrout http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr 
Kat Mizera http://amzn.to/2peCul2 
Laci Paige http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI 
Lexi Buchanan http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI 
Lydia Michaels http://amzn.to/2qfpxql 
M.E. Montgomery http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS 
Maria Vickers http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr 
Melanie Moreland http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP 
Sam JD Hunt http://amzn.to/2n02FOM 
Hazel James (Forward) http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ
Julie Mishler (Poem) http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo


Never heard of SaSS? ...
Author Amy Marie, and Lisa Sproat of The Literary Gossip present #SaSS18 Naughty Sirens Weekend Affair with Eric Battershell of Eric Battershell Photography/FITography snapping pics once again!!


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ Secrets of Betrayal, by LK Shaw


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Betray (verb): to deliver to an enemy by treachery


Sold to a sex trafficker by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Phebe Lawson possessed first-hand knowledge of the secrets of betrayal. She’d given up all hope. Her life no longer held any meaning. She would have wished for death to come and take her away, except, she knew wishes were wasted on people like her. Until the day he entered her life. He was a beacon of light in the bleakness she called existence. His arrival sparked a longing inside her that, maybe, hope wasn’t a useless emotion after all. 



Heal (verb): to make sound or whole



Donovan Jeffries was the charming one. The flirty, social Dom of the local BDSM club, Eden. He thought he’d found the perfect submissive. Until she betrayed him with another. He closed himself off, vowing to never give his heart to another woman. Until the day she entered his life. Her despair touched a part of his soul he’d thought forever lost, and he would move heaven and earth to piece all her broken parts back together.



*this book contains dark elements that may be difficult for some readers*



LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with erotic romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love. Her books combine romantic suspense and BDSM.



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