A Marriage of Land and Sea

Juli D. Revezzo:

Jolene’s releasing another new story in her subscription series. Do check it out. It’s gonna be great! (disclosure: I’ve been hearing about this story for a while and am really looking forward to see it finally released! woohoo, Jo!)

Originally posted on Strip Me Back To The Bone:

We’re coming upon the close of the year, and my mind is turned toward the upcoming projects for 2015. The support my Story Subscription received in six short months has been incredible and, to be honest, a bit unexpected. I knew there were a small number of people I was pretty sure I could count on to be interested in the material I offered. I was expecting the story subscription project to take a bit of the sting off this unexpected dental bill. I wasn’t really expecting for there to be enough interest that my bill would be covered. Instead, I have seen enough interest that my dental bill payments have been covered every month entirely by this project and your generosity has helped ease the sting of Corbie’s medical expenses.

There are no words to express my gratitude. ‘Thank you’ does not seem strong enough, but I’ve got nothing…

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And now for some #free #reads…

For something a little different, today, I have a freebie for you. A little taste of something old(er) and a little darker, for your  Friday. My short story House of Cards is free today. To get it, go here.

For a little about the short story:

House of Cards, supernatural fantasy story by Juli D. RevezzoYou can’t escape Fate….

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

Reviewers have called it: “a quick, fun, and creepy read. I recommend it!” and “a refreshing take on the typical fantasy hero.”~Lizzy’s Dark Fiction


Yes it was one of my first (published–and I say that because I’ve dabbled in it in unpublished works for years) historically set fantasy tales. It later blossomed into a series, and a full book. One that I am revising as we speak. The first round of edits will commence after that. So the follow-up should see release…sometime in the first quarter of next year (I hope. If all goes well). I don’t have a share-able synopsis yet, but will in the near future.  For now, the short story HOUSE OF CARDS is free on Amazon. But hurry, because the free day ends tomorrow night! I hope you enjoy it! :) Reviews and of course placement on your Good Reads To Be Read lists are welcome.

Review: Shadows of Serenity by Marsha A. Moore

Juli D. Revezzo:

antasy author Marsha A. Moore’s latest release, SHADOWS OF SERENITY concerns Joyce Runsey, whose dream it is to open a yoga studio….

Originally posted on Tarnished Gaslamps:

SHADOWS OF SERENITY:

by

Marsha A. Moore

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Joyce Runsey spends her life savings to open a yoga studio in an historic Victorian St Augustine house, only to discover the property is haunted. A female ghost’s abusive and very much alive husband still tortures her by using dark witchcraft. The disruptive energy thwarts Joyce’s ambition to create a special environment to train students to become yoga teachers.

Joyce engages in a deadly battle with not only the tormented spirit, but also the dangerous husband. To protect her students from harm, she must overcome mounting obstacles. An unknown swami pays an unexpected visit to give advice on how to free the anguished ghost. Can Joyce comprehend and follow the wise man’s guidance in time to save everyone who depends on her?

My review:

Fantasy author Marsha A. Moore’s latest release, SHADOWS OF SERENITY concerns Joyce Runsey, whose dream it is…

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Blog tour: Mia Hoddell: Seasons of Change Box Set

 

Seasons of Change Box Set

Books 1-4 + Exclusive Bonus Stories

by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance

Release date: November 27th 2014

Blurb:

You can now get all four Amazon best-selling novellas in the Seasons of Change series, plus two exclusive short stories, in one box set.

These feel-good contemporary romances follow the seasons as characters change for the better, find themselves, and overcome fears.

All of the novellas are standalone reads, but can be enjoyed as a series because characters overlap. This box set includes:

Summer Demons: Jenna Shaw jumped on a plane and flew to Portugal to try and forget her past. However, forced to deal with her memories due to an ill-timed joke, Jenna’s holiday is derailed by the charismatic Ethan Brooks. She sees him as an annoyance; he sees her as a challenge. And when all of his usual tricks only serve to push her away, Ethan has to work harder than ever if he wants to win over and help his mysterious girl.

Winter Angel: When Amy’s suggestion of a beach holiday is overruled in favour of skiing she couldn’t have predicted it might make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to commit to a serious relationship again. The minute she sees Luke, she knows something’s wrong, and her desire to fix people means she wants to be the one to help him. However, she didn’t go on holiday to fall for someone, and whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Autumn Ghosts: Only one person knows what truly lies in Ellie Jeffords’ heart, and that’s herself. Hating the course she is studying, Ellie is failing and when a friend’s cousin, Justin, offers to tutor her, she jumps at the chance. However, as the pressure of exams starts to break Ellie, Justin wants her to confide in him. The only problem is that he can’t persuade her to talk without revealing his own dark secret, and forcing Ellie to choose between her parents’ dreams and her own will cost her something she loves.

Spring Knight: Kayleigh Barrow is most comfortable on stage where she can pretend she’s someone else, but when auditions for the latest production are opened up to the entire university, the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur. Thrown together with renowned player, Aiden Hanson, she can’t longer hide her feelings for him. However, he’s never had a serious relationship and Kayleigh refuses to be another conquest. When her acting starts to become real and she can no longer hide behind her character, Kayleigh must decide whether Aiden’s worth the risk, or if he will end up breaking her heart.

Plus 2 exclusive short stories:
Summer Revenge:
Jenna promised she’d get Ethan back for his prank, and it’s time to cash in. Read about what happened after the couple left Portugal.

Season of Love: There’s beach fun, flirting, and mischief as all of the Seasons of Change couples take part in a beach competition.

Buy it now, save 20% and get more content than if purchased separately.





Spring Knight Excerpt
Black. It was the only colour she could see as she stood on top of the platform. Her vision had tunnelled with the waves of vertigo that hit her body, allowing only the dark colour into her eye line. With the strength of a gale force wind, it pounded on her chest, causing her to stumble back as its icy hold sent a shiver along her spine. The break from seeing the ground wasn’t enough, though. She couldn’t go far enough to feel safe. If she moved more than one step in any direction she would fall.
She felt dizzy … lightheaded.
It was the worst possible time to find out she was scared of heights, but maybe it was the thought of jumping rather than the actual distance. Not only did she feel faint, but also sick. Kayleigh didn’t even know how those two actions could combine, but she let out a nervous giggle and hoped another type of blackness would capture her mind before she made a complete fool of herself. It probably made her sound insane, but she couldn’t stop the sound.
No longer could she find the answer to why she was on a platform, willing herself to fall. It had seemed logical and easy on the climb up, but now she suddenly felt as if she was standing on top of a building, rather than a few metres in the air. Her heart was pounding in her chest; the rhythm frantic as she urged herself to peer over the edge once more. Palms slick with sweat, her fingers slipping over each other, she twitched nervously as she strained her neck to catch a glimpse of the floor.
“I can do this. Just lean back and it will all be over,” she muttered to herself, only
adding to the crazy image she had going on.
People were shuffling anxiously on the ground, unsettled by her actions. “Block them out, Kayleigh. You can do this,” she chanted ritually under her breath before she inhaled sharply. Slowly counting, she exhaled with a deep sigh when she reached twenty. Her whole body relaxed with the action and Kayleigh closed her eyes, trying to find a sense of peace and stillness. Unfortunately, all it did was make her knees weaker. Reopening her eyes, Kayleigh kept her head up and her chin parallel with the floor. If she didn’t look down, what she was about to do couldn’t scare her … at least that’s what she told herself.
Block it out. Everything. Focus on your breathing. It’ll be over in seconds.
Taking one last deep breath, her gaze hardened and she picked a spot across the room to focus on. She shuffled to the edge, her bare toes skimming the lip of the platform.
She was just about to turn around when something interrupted her focus. A door slammed hard,
and into the room walked the last person she expected to see. His cool, blue eyes found hers instantly, holding multiple questions as to why she was doing what she was. Yet Kayleigh didn’t stop to think any further. The last thing she needed was to appear weak in front of him, and she’d only just calmed herself down.
Turning, Kayleigh edged back so that only her toes were balanced on the edge, her heels
hanging off. She felt like a diver, but with worse balance since her legs had started to shake.
She couldn’t hold the position long.
“Ready!” she shouted, loud enough to silence the room. Normally she hated being the centre
of attention, and wanted to shrink into the darkest corner possible. However, today she would kill anyone who wasn’t focused on her. Today she needed all eyes to be on her or everything was going to end badly.
She heard counting below. “Three … Two … One …” As they reached the final number
Kayleigh pushed all thoughts from her mind and leaned back, her arms crossed over her chest tightly.

 

Displacing her weight, her body fell.
 
 
About the Author
 
Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.
 
With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Seasons of Change is her third series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.
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**Giveaway**

3x copies of Summer Demons and Winter Angel (ebooks)

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Blog Tour Schedule
1. Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Spotlight
2. Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight
3. Raven Reviews – Guest Post

28th
1. Teshelle Combs, YA Author – Character Interview
2. I’d So Rather Be Reading – Spotlight
3. Serenity Books –Interview
4. Girl Seeks Place – Spotlight

29th
1. The Paige Turner – Review
2. Lost to Books –Character Interview
3. Paranormal & Romance author  Juli D Revezzo – Spotlight
30th
1. JeanzBookReadNReview – Spotlight
2. Universal Bookworm – Review
3. Bookish Things & More – Spotlight
4. BYOBooks – Spotlight
5. Underneath the Covers – Spotlight

1st
1. Sharon Stevens – Spotlight
2. Fallen Over Book Reviews – Spotlight
3. Ramblings on Reading – Spotlight
4. Mrs Jenny Reads – Interview

2nd
1. Ottilie Weber – Spotlight or Guest Post
2. Behind the Pages – Spotlight
3. Reading in Twilight – Spotlight
4. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
3rd
1. The Howling Turtle – Spotlight
2. Desert Rose Reviews – Character Interview
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile

4th
1. The Phantom Paragrapher – Spotlight
2. Mean Who You Are – Guest Post
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
4. To Read or Not to Read – Guest Post

5th
1. Pinky Pollock – Spotlight
2. All In One Place – Review + Character Interview
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
4. JC’s Book Haven – Spotlight

6th
1. Sharon Stevens – Review
2. I Read Indie – Spotlight
3. Romance Bookworm’s Reviews – Spotlight

7th
1. Ginger Reader – Spotlight
2. Sara Furlong – Interview

#BlackFriday paperback and #ebook #sale

Doesn’t everyone love unwrapping gifts for Christmas/Yule? Well, I do. I thought then, I’d give you all who like it too a little treat. For Black Friday, the paperbacks of select titles of my body of work will be on sale.

First for the paranormal or Christmas mystery lover, my Christmas paranormal mystery romance MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is also on sale. List Price= $8.25, is on sale for $8.05.
Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo, Kindle Unlimited, Read for Free

‘Tis the season … for death.

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

This one is…well, a little higher on the heat scale than my other books. If you’d like it, it’s available at Createspace or Amazon.

For the New Adult fantasy or fairy tale lover, CHANGELING’S CROWN is on sale:

CHANGELINGS CROWNChangeling’s Crown

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch…

List Price: $9.50 for $1 off=$8.50. You can order a copy at Createspace, or Amazon.
The Artist's InheritanceFor The Paranormal fan on your list, THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE is also on sale: $10.99 for $9.25

The balance between good and evil can be an art… or a curse.

Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor’s art. Until Trevor inherits his brother’s house, and with it, his part of an old Welsh family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.

You can get it at Createspace or Amazon.

They should all be on sale at Amazon too, but I recommend Createspace for the best deal this morning.

 

And finally, I’ve just learned my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, has put the ebook of  mya Celtic flavored paranormal romance, PASSION’S SACRED DANCE, on sale for 40% off.
Cover art by Kim MendozaSynopsis:

Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.

You can get it here.

I hope you find something you’ll enjoy!

New release: Do you sing a mournful melody?

As an addendum to my last post, I have a new release! Entitled “Sing A Mournful Melody” it’s a piece I have been sitting on for quite a while.   Thanks to my mentor, Patty G. Henderson, it finally sees the light of day. :) Set in 1900, it is a short historical Gothic fantasy–with vampires. :) Yes, yes, I know, but I couldn’t resist. My heroine (Maribelle) needed someone extraordinary to…well, you’ll have to read it yourself to see what she needs him for.

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