Monday, August 31, 2015

Discover the "Awakened Fate" series!

Looking for a new series to get lost in? Discover Skye Malone's exciting Awakened Fate series!

Awaken (Awakened Fate Book 1), by Skye Malone

"Awesome lore, thrilling story, and tons of characters to adore...I just loved Awaken! I admit, I wasn't sure what to expect with this one and I am so glad I gave it a shot because I really loved it!! With Chloe as our main character, I liked getting to discover everything as she did. There were a lot of moments I felt bad for her, but also commend her for being persistent in what she wanted and knew she needed. I'm looking forward to finding out more about her in future books!I really liked the story that Skye created in Awaken. It's a topic we know and love but with new lore thrown in that made the story so much more interesting and I loved trying to figure it all out along the way. There even was a thrill factor that made the story even more gripping through the pages. Overall, I was super impressed with this one and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second one!" -- Amazon Reviewer

Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn't even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It's turning out to be a whole lot more.

~ Book One of the Awakened Fate Series ~

The Awakened Fate Series
#1 - Awaken
#2 - Descend
#3 - Return
#3.5 - Abide - An Awakened Fate Novella
#4 - Arise
#5 - Become (Coming soon)

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Meet the Author

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn't actually exist.

A Midwestern girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams someday of travelling the world - though in the meantime she'll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives beside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can't go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

Skye also writes YA urban fantasy under the name Megan Joel Peterson, and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.

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Cleaver Square (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 2), by Sean Campbell. (Still 0.99?)

"I couldn't put the Kindle down! I love a good crime novel and this delivers in spades. I really appreciated the clever plotting in the Campbell brother's previous novel 'Dead on Demand' and this is a sequel/spin-off that doesn't disappoint. We meet Detective Chief Inspector David Morton again and this time, he has to find the killer of a boy that has been found on Hackney Marshes whilst also being the victim of identity fraud and and annoyed wife in the process. This is a tightly written and clever plot and is a real page turner. There is a lot of interesting detail as well and we see the criminal justice process in action; it is clear that a lot of research has been done to ensure an authentic feel to the story. However, the pace was also good and the action was at just the right level to keep me hooked. I hope we see more of DCI Morton as he is a great detective and I'd love to see this as a TV program as I think it would work really well. More please!" -- Amazon Reviewer

The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea.

Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton's long suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy's identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves.

With all of London watching, Morton's impeccable ethics will be tested to their limit as he is forced to choose between doing what is right and what is legal.

Cleaver Square is a stand-alone Police Procedural featuring DCI David Morton.

390 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 53 reviews.


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Skip: An Epic Fairy Tale Fantasy Adventure Series (Book 1), by Perrin Briar. (Still free?)

"As with previous books I've read by Perrin Briar, I was blown away with 'Skip'. The storyline is intriguing. I couldn't put this story down. I enjoyed how it played out. The characters were great. I can't wait to read more of Jera and Elian's adventures. I look forward to the rest of this series. Recommended." -- Amazon Reviewer

A Mysterious Clock Controls Time. What Happens When It Breaks?

The clock tower is the center of the town of Time. It counts down the hours, minutes and seconds of every passing day. But unbeknownst to the local inhabitants, it is at the center of a great deal more than that. It is the center of the universe and controls time itself. But it is old and beginning to break, sending the world’s inhabitants skipping forward and back through time.

Seventeen-year-old Jera Wythnos, betrothed to marry a powerful lord, runs to escape her responsibilities and pursue her dream of traveling the world. Hot on her heels is her betrothed, moving heaven and earth to find her before the wedding day.

Elian Stump is an outlaw on the run from a bungled heist, but he carries with him a dangerous secret that threatens to either free or ensnare the world.

They confront sinister forces at every turn, hell bent on preventing them from achieving their goal, and taking control of the clock tower for themselves.

The universe has chosen this unlikely pair to collect all three replacement clock pieces scattered across the world before the clock tower, and time, breaks for good. On their journey they make friends and enemies, encounter strange and wonderful mythical creatures, and face their own internal demons.

From the author of epic adventure series Blood Memory and Z-Minus comes this fantasy tale of adventure, romance, and mythical creatures.

Interview with the Author

Q – So, what makes the Skip series so special?
A – I grew up reading and watching fantasy stories like The Princess Bride, the His Dark Materials series and The NeverEnding Story. I feel that the very best stories have an element of fantasy to them, and if there’s an element of time travel involved, all the better!

At Skip’s heart is a romance that transcends time, featuring a swashbuckling hero in an alternate universe. What’s not to like?

Q - What made you decide to give the first book away free?
A – I wanted to gift a free book to everyone who enjoys the fantasy adventure genre. I’m a new writer and it’s great knowing that someone out there is reading and enjoying my novel. There’s no greater feeling than that.

By the way, there’s also a special free gift at the end of the free book for adventure fans… :)

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?
A – Of course. I’ve bundled the first four books into one collection at a hugely discounted rate here: and three books into a second collection here:

I have also written other books. Readers can check them out at my author profile on Amazon.

Thanks for reading!

Skip Series eBook Categories:
- Epic Fantasy
- Adventure
- Romance
- Thrillers

105 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 20 reviews.


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Still Life With Murder (Nell Sweeney Mystery Series Book 1), by P.B. Ryan. (Still free?)

"Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan is an amazing mystery. The characters of William Hewitt and Nell Sweeney leap off the page. Boston governess Nell is drawn into the underworld after presumed dead William Hewitt is arrested for the murder of a street thug. Long hidden secrets are revealed, including some of Nell's own. Ryan is a master at writing dialogue; it's rare that a author writes characters with such flair. The chemistry between William and Nell practically ignites the pages. The mystery itself is handled well with excellent pacing, and I was surprised at the depth of darkness within William, which only makes him more fascinating. I can't wait to read the next in the series." -- Amazon Reviewer

“P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life with Murder, bringing Nineteenth Century Boston alive, from its teeming slums to the mansions on Boston Common, and populating it with a vivid and memorable cast of characters. The fascinating heroine, Nell Sweeney, immediately engages the reader and I couldn't put the book down until I discovered the truth along with her. I can’t wait for the next installment.”
—Bestselling author Victoria Thompson

Boston, 1868: The dawn of the Gilded Age, an era of burgeoning commerce and invention, of unimaginable new fortunes and lavish excess—for some. Born into dismal poverty, young Nell Sweeney scratches by on her wits and little else until fortune blesses her with a position as nursery governess to the fabulously wealthy Hewitts. But she soon learns that ugly secrets lurk beneath the surface of their gold-plated world.

The Hewitts’ eldest son, William, a former Union Army battle surgeon and the black sheep of the family, was reported to have died three years before in a notorious Confederate prison camp. But one snowy February afternoon, his parents learn that he is, in fact, still alive—and in jail for having murdered a man while intoxicated on opium. Infuriated by his son’s deception and convinced of his guilt, August Hewitt forbids his wife from coming to Will’s aid, so she begs Nell to help exonerate him. Nell finds that she must delve into the kind of dark and treacherous underworld she thought she’d left far behind if she is to unearth the truth before the hangman’s noose tightens around William Hewitt’s throat.

Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime

“What a thoroughly charming book! A beautiful combination of entertaining characters, minute historical research, and a powerful evocation of time and place. I’m very glad there will be more to come.”
—New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly

“P.B. Ryan captures an authentic flavor of post-Civil War Boston as she explores that city’s dark underbelly and the lingering after-effects of the war. The atmosphere is that of The Alienist, but feisty Irish nursemaid Nell Sweeney is a more likable protagonist. I look forward to seeing her in action again.”
—New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen

“Still Life with Murder is a skillfully written story of intrigue and murder set during Boston’s famous Gilded Age. Nell Sweeney, governess and part-time nurse, is a winning heroine gifted with common sense, grit, and an underlying poignancy. With its rich sense of place and time and a crisp, intelligent plot, readers will speed through this tale and be clamoring for more.”
—Bestselling author Earlene Fowler

“Utterly absorbing. Vividly alive characters in a setting so clearly portrayed that one could step right into it. A very clever plot in which each clue is clearly offered and yet the identity of the murderer is a complete surprise. I look forward to many more books...”
—Bestselling author Roberta Gellis

“If you like fast moving, accurately drawn, historical mysteries, you won’t go wrong by trying Still Life with Murder.”
—Reviewing the Evidence

“This debut mystery is a winner, with a feisty heroine, a colorful historical backdrop and a strong mystery rife with complexities. An ideal blend of history and mystery.”
—RT BookReviews

“Still Life with Murder is sheer perfection... gripping... powerful... unforgettable... You’ll know you’ve read one hell of a story after you turn the last page!”
—Reader to Reader Reviews

About the Author: Patricia Ryan, a.k.a. P.B. Ryan, is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including the #1 national bestseller Still Life with Murder. Pat's books have garnered rave reviews and been published in over twenty countries. Sign up for Pat's newsletter at

319 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 844 reviews.


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Starstruck, by Brenda Hiatt. (Still free?)

"Starstruck features a bookish, unpopular and clumsy high-school heroine, Marsha (M to her friends). Rather than being a cliched YA character with a weak personality, M has a lot of self confidence, but even she is surprised when the new star quarterback at her school takes an interest in her and not only because she pronounces his name correctly. Rigel has a secret and he knows something about M too. When M learns the truth about her mysterious birth parents, her world turns upside down in the best possible way. The plot kept me guessing and the characters were so engaging, I had a hard time putting the book down. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a bit of shopping to do for book 2." -- Amazon Reviewer

The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!

Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict "aunt," she's not even sure who she is. M's dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly--literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly mundane life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never dreamed of.

Book 1 of the award-winning Starstruck series, where teen romance blends with science fiction to open a whole new world of action, adventure and discovery.

STARFALL, the 4th and final book of this series, now available!

329 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 187 reviews.


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