Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kindle Countdown DEALS!

Here are the following Kindle Countdown Deals of the day!

Amazon Bestseller, The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld
What would you do if a demon threatened your mother's life? If you're like Koa, you'd sharpen your enchanted sword and go after him...

Our world is threatened by the creatures of an alternate land called the Netherworld. Good thing Koa and the Netherworld division are there to keep the vampire population in check. Koa is a powerful half-blood with a mysterious past. Her best friend is her boss, she has a cursed mother, an enchanted sword, and an attractive human pet.

Koa also has a problem. A Netherworld serial killer, with a taste for little girls, threatens everything Koa has worked hard to protect. Not even Koa's boss, Halston can stop him. But he knows one prisoner that can. Too bad that prison is in the Netherworld.
Is Koa ready to journey to the Netherworld to release the one creature that can break her mother's curse and protect all that she holds dear?

 Is this Heaven? Is this Hell? There's only one way to tell...

Thicker Than Blood
Twin sisters journey to a mysterious place...Did I mention that they're dead?

Where is Katie?
A little girl is locked in a room that has been boarded shut from the outside. She hasn't seen her parent's faces in years. Why are her parents afraid of her?

The Galloway Lake
A young track star is kidnapped, tortured, and tossed into a lake. I wonder if her kidnapper knew that lake was on a haunted plantation. Will she survive this night?

Three paranormal stories that will make your skin crawl...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dark Prophet Official Book Trailer

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Prophet-Book-Chronicles-Series-ebook/dp/B00ISEO5H4/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=181T71FGD4SM89GM0S0XBook Two of the Best-Selling Novel, The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld
Not all vampires are created equal...

Koa is a half-blood vampire with not only the ability to fly, but survive in the sun's light. She will do anything to protect her mother, and break her curse. The demon, Bund, wants more than her mother's life. He wants something from Koa, a power that she doesn't even know she has, and will rip through as many humans as he can to get her to surrender.

Agent Koa Ryeo-won, and her boss, Halston, formed a crew of supernatural agents to stop Bund. But is a prophet, a temptress, a War-Breeder, a half-blood with an enchanted sword, and a few angels enough to stop what Bund has planned?

In the midst of a war between the humans of the mortal world, and the creatures of the Netherworld, Koa discovers the truth of her past. She finds herself torn between two men, and in the center of everything. Faced with all of her returned memories, Koa also finds herself more powerful than ever. Being a half-blood is hard enough, but what exactly is Koa's other half?

The truth can save...or destroy everything.

Will the Netherworld Division stand behind Koa once they learn her secret?


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Get Ready for the K.N. Lee World Tour!

Join the author of the bestselling Chronicles of Koa series, K.N. Lee, for fantastic fun at the major conventions of 2014. She'll have a table at Dragon Con in Atlanta this Labor Day, and will appear at World Fantasy Con in Washington, D.C., and British Fantasy Con in the City of York, England.

Visit her website for details!


Bring any of her titles to these events and she will be happy to sign them for you! Stay tuned for more giveaways, contests, and worldwide book signings!


Interview with author, Natasha Powell


Introducing the author of The Gentleman, Natasha Powell!

Where are you from?
The High seas Rgggh. Okay, Tampa, Florida. But that doesn’t sound as cool.
What inspired you to write The Gentleman?
It started as a short story I wanted to turn in when I was a teen, but the original idea replicated the twilight zone movie waaay too much, so I had to modify it and change it to where it is now.
Originally, I was going to write my Middle School book, Sonny Mendoza and the Cooty Monster but once I saw that I spent more time writing The Gentleman, I switched gears.
How did you come up with the title?
It sounded cool. Sorry, there wasn’t a deeper meaning behind it.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Fantasy: C.S. Lewis’ Screw Tape Letters and all things Tolkien.
Sci fi: Rudy Rucker (Wetware), Robert Jordon (Wheel of Time series), Kevin Anderson (Titan A.E.), Frank Herbert (Dune Series)
Horror: The Gunslinger by Steven King, Anything Edgar Allan Poe, and Clive Barker (Pen head anyone?)
What book are you reading now?
Not fair, I’m reading like eight. But now, Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’m getting into self-published and hybrid authors more now that I’ve taken that route and I can say that I am fans of Ksenia Anske (Siren Suicides), Chuck Wendig, John Horner Jacobs, Dara Beevas (has a great self publishing book out there), K.N. Lee, Jeff Menapace and so many others.
We are also fans of Ksenia Anske and K.N. Lee! Good choices. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would hang out less with my friends and do more writing. Since I also love sports, sometimes I find it hard to choose between the two. Sports usually wins.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’m working on three novels right now. One is a compilation of short stories, which will include extended versions of the short stories from the Gentleman and 10 others.
Another one is not even sci/fi or fantasy because it’s a thriller/suspense. I know, I should only write in one genre.
And another one is a YA series that I plan to release later this year.
Not to mention, I have three screenplays I’ve written (If you call now), writing, or about to write.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Editing. Does that count?
Who designed the cover?

I did, and I learned a lot by doing so.

Good job on your cover, Natasha!

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Trying to find an editor that wouldn’t charge 3,000 dollars to edit my book.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I have to leave my house to get anything done because being home is a huge distraction.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write. Write until you’re tired of writing then write until you cannot stand your computer. Because in the end, all that hard work will pay off.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. And if you find errors that need to be corrected, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. Oh, and feel free to contact me, especially if you enjoyed the book.
And now...more fun!

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
On a boat somewhere in the ocean.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Only one? Okay, the ability to do any martial arts.
What is your favorite anime?
Yu Yu Hakusho
Favorite Game?
Depends on the decade. As a kid it was Super Smash Bros 64 and as an adult the Call of Duty series is my fave.

Thanks for stopping by Write Like a Wizard. It was a pleasure meeting you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Gentleman **Book Blast**

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQC0FDKJames Greene would do anything to keep his soul. But his year on the run from the demon known as The Gentleman, has left him with two choices: kill himself, or pay the piper. While in a dumpy hotel in Florida, wrestling with the thoughts of suicide, a letter sent from a stranger gives James a third choice: get rid of him once and for all.

The letter leads him to his family’s plantation home in Athens, Georgia. There, he discovers not only his family's secrets, but also The Gentleman’s true intentions. The Gentleman offers James a deal he can’t resist. Play the last game, and if he wins, he gets to keep his soul.

James squeezed his eyes shut and prayed to God, any God that happened to hear him. He prayed until his mouth was too dry to open. Then he prayed in his head.
The commotion ended, and the ominous presence left. He lifted his trembling hand to the newly cracked window, pushed the curtain away, and saw nothing. After turning on the lights, he sat at the edge of the bed with his head in his hands.
“Only one more day. I’ve had one hundred fucking miles, and now this.” He drove his fist into the wall beside the bed. The pain caused him to wave his hand.
“It’s one of the hallucinations. You haven’t slept in what, three days? It’s like the time in Macon.” He rubbed his head.
A letter swished into his room from under the door and floated beside him onto the tattered covers. James leapt from it. His eyes widened at the sight of the handwriting.
“It’s just paper,” he muttered. Mustering the courage, he seized the letter. It shook in his unsteady hands as he read the words.

I want my soul, and since I’m such a nice guy, I’ll give you until December 22 at 1:30 am. I know where you’re at. No need to run, it’ll only make things worse. Oh, and clean up.
From The Gentleman, with Love

James’ thoughts spun. He looked around the room for something, anything, to help him stand upright, but instead landed on the bed. The words raced through his mind, smashing the good memories aside.
“I can’t leave?” He tugged at his hair and wiped the sweat from his face. What he’d spent the last several months planning was all for nothing. A deep emptiness filled his soul. Not even the burning of the rum could fill it. He curled into a ball and wept himself to sleep.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

You're Invited! K.N. Lee's Online Author Party


 Come join us on Saturday, April 19th for KN Lee's Author Blowout and Q&A session! Now is your chance to ask author, K.N. Lee anything...and win amazing prizes! See you Saturday, April 19th at 6pm EST. 


On your computer! Let's party in our pj's!

Fun, games, prizes & trouble! We'll be discussing The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld and Dark Prophet.

Don't forget to join us!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

When All Else Fails, I Must Write

Despite the pressing issues of life and the obstacles that one might face, there must be an outlet for everyone. For me, that is the ability to create worlds and pen characters into creation. It is this gift that keeps me sane. 

The launch of Dark Prophet came at the perfect time. Emotional turmoil gave way to a revelation. After weeks of procrastination and fretting over the completion of the highly anticipated sequel to The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld, it took a moment of heartache to set my pen ablaze and finish the story. I admit, I put Koa through a lot of suffering. I made her feel my pain and was delighted to see her triumph.

Truly, pain can be awfully inspiring. 

Writing is therapy for the soul. 
That was the title of an English paper I wrote in college. The assignment was to write about your favorite activity and why you love it so much. Is it the fact that writing creates an escape from reality? Or, is it the fact that it gives the soul an outlet for its desires and dreams? I think it is both. 

And so, when all else fails...
I must write.

Stay tuned for more works by author, K.N. Lee in 2014.

Rise of the Flame- Coming in January 2015
Her Haunted Shadow- Coming  July 2015


Friday, April 4, 2014

War Kids **Book Blast and Author Feature**

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warkids/war-kids-a-syrian-storyWhen fourteen-year-old Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself. 

Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters. With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless murders of their families. As Jada and Zak lead the group together, love blossoms, but with soldiers hot on their tail, they need to stay vigilant in the face of war. 

WAR KIDS - deals with the very real crisis of the ongoing Syrian Civil War through the eyes of young children as they try to stay strong despite the overwhelming presence of death. The novel provides a number of perspectives from young characters as they deal with the deaths of their families, the destruction of their villages and their ongoing need to survive

Hayley Lawson is the author of War Kids. She has written a young adult contemporary novel set in Syria; a story about the Syrian Civil war though the eyes of children. 

She was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings; was hard, and also character building.
As a young child she found a passion for drawing, and continued this into adulthood, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.  
At aged twenty seven, Hayley and her husband packed up their belongings for a lifelong dream to move to California. Her America dream was complete with the birth of her daughter. Her love for traveling, continued after the birth of her daughter traveling around America with the family, and the best traveled dog.
A new job positioned opened up New York, and the family decide to relocate to Long Island, NY, which is where she currently resides. 
On August 21 she was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict, and embarked on an unlikely journey of writing her first novel.