Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Exclusive Excerpt from Lyrinian Blade: The Chronicles of Koa Book Three

An Exclusive Excerpt 

from Lyrinian Blade: 

The Chronicles of Koa Book Three

“What are you going to do with all of this power,” Tristan asked in a hushed tone as he watched Halston manipulate the air around them.
 With a bit of concentration, and a deep breath, Halston was able to make the fog of the dark alley rise above them. White mist curled between Halston and Tristan as he moved his left hand in a swaying motion.
His brows furrowed. “I am going to use it for something good.”
Tristan shook his head and sat on the sidewalk. He folded his arms and leaned against the side of the building. “I don’t know if that’s even possible.”
“And why is that?” Halston asked as he peered into the mist, hoping to see a glimpse of the Gate. The entrance into the Netherworld.
“Because there’s so much evil inside of you now,” Tristan answered after a pause of silence. His voice was laden with concern, enough to make Halston finally divert his full attention back to his oldest friend.
His arms dropped to his sides and he turned to look down at the large War-Breeder that could have easily passed for a descendant of the race of giants.
But now, even though he was so big, with muscles that could not be contained by even the jacket Halston had given him, Tristan looked oddly less imposing.
Tristan was worried.
This alarmed Halston. He slid his hands into the pockets of his pants and gazed into the night sky. The moon was shrouded by clouds, and the mist that Halston had called forth from the fog further canopied them from the purity of the sky, from his Father’s eyes.
A shiver ran up Halston’s spine. Nothing could hide him from the gaze of God. He would have wept if Tristan had not been there. He wondered if it would not be better to just be alone. To walk the world in shame for what he had done.
“I don’t know if you realize it, but I can sense their souls within you, Halston,” Tristan whispered.
Halston shot a look at him. “Are you with me, or not?”
Tristan shook his head. His eyes narrowed. “Of course I am. I’ll always be by your side. You not only helped me stay out of trouble in the Netherworld, but you are like a brother to me. It’s just that something stirs in my chest when I sense a vampire’s soul. It’s like an itch that I cannot scratch. I’ve had to deal with it all of my life, surrounded by vamps in the Netherworld, and I don’t like it. Why do you think I chose to live in the south, where vampires would never venture to?”
“Why,” Halston dared to ask.
Tristan came to his feet. He rubbed his chin with his hand and sighed. “To keep from losing my mind.”
Their eyes met and Halston saw the fury that was so well hidden behind Tristan’s thin, dark eyes. He nodded and looked away. “Because it is why you were created. War-Breeders are the only natural enemies of the vampire race. And now I walk the Earth with hundreds of their souls feeding this unnatural power to my body.” Halston’s voice cracked and he stopped talking. He wasn’t sure of what bothered him more, that he wasn’t sorry for what he’d done, or that he had to do it at all. He did it for her.
Koa’s green eyes would always glow in the back of his mind.
The silence was thick between them, with only the sound of droplets of cold water trickling from the leaky pipes onto the craggy stone sidewalk.
Halston didn’t want to say what he thought should happen, but Tristan seemed to sense what was on his mind.
“Listen, boss, I’m not going to let you go off on your own. We are a team, and together we will find Koa and free you of this evil.”
Afraid to even look at his friend, Halston turned his back on him. He closed his eyes and sighed. With a nod he gave his acquiescence to Tristan’s words.
The sound of footsteps made Halston tense. He glanced over his shoulder. Tristan must have heard the small footsteps as well. He looked past Halston, and upward.
Realization flooded Halston, and he drew his infinity gun from its holster out of instinct and spun around to point it at whatever creature dared interrupt an angel turned demon, and a top ranked War-Breeder.
To his surprise, the creature he saw was not one that would ever cause them trouble. A smile came to his face, and somehow all seemed like it would be alright.
Before them flew an angel. She bounded down the side of the building, and soared slowly to the ground.
An angel, a ray of light in that dark alley, and a friend.
Alice landed before Halston on her feet in a crouched position. Beaming, she stood before him, took two steps towards him, and threw her arms around his neck.
“I found you,” she said breathlessly.
Halston held back tears. It took everything within him to do so. Not only had he been holding them back since he had to break Koa’s neck to free her from the demon’s curse, but every day since that fateful night. Instead, he closed his eyes and put an arm around Alice’s small body, and embraced her.
She pulled back and cupped his face in her hands. Her pink hair seemed to glow even under the dim light of the street lamp outside the alley. She grinned. “You look like crap.”
That twinkle of mischief in her eyes brought a smile to Halston’s face. Somehow, he began to feel that things might turn out alright after all.



Catch up on the first two books of the Chronicles of Koa series!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Fictionistas - Sami-Jo's Editing Fails

The Fictionistas - 

Sami-Jo's Editing Fails


Let's Make a Movie with Kyra Dune's 'Crossfire!'

 Let's Make a Movie 

with Kyra Dune's 

'Crossfire!'




Blurb: Three factions rule Southern Archaides: the human faction - known as The Delegation, the demon faction - known as The Underground, and the saint faction - known as The Syndicate. But power between the three is far from equal and there are those who seek to change that at any cost.

Angel is a breed - half human, half demon - working for a private investigator in the city of New Hope. But when her boss goes missing she finds herself plunged into a world of spies, lies, murder plots, and deadly secrets.

It's a tangled web to unravel and for every answer Angel uncovers, a dozen new questions emerge. Someone is trying to pit the three factions against each other, but who and why? It's up to Angel to find out before all out war buries Southern Archaides in ash.



And now, let's get to the cast!


Angel - 
Played by Teresa Palmer

Damian - 
Played by Adam Gregory

Rezekial - 
Played by Henry Cavill

Marguerite - 
Played by Rosario Dawson

Bastion - 
Played by Nicholas Hoult

Paul - 
Played by Ian Somerhalder

Sarah - 
Played by Willow Sheilds

Christof - 
Played by Jared Padalecki

Simon - 
Played by Mark Harmon

Roxie - 
Played by Nina Dobrev

Bo - 
Played by Sam Neill


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Friday, April 24, 2015

New Release, Liquid Lust, and What's Next!

New Release, 

Liquid Lust, 

and What's Next for K.N, Lee!



This week I published my FIRST romance novella, Liquid Lust. It has since reached the Amazon bestseller's charts. Check it out on mybook.to/liquidlust! 



★✩★ ‪#‎NEWRELEASE‬ ★✩★ LIQUID LUST (The Club, #3) by K.N. Lee

★✩★ ‪#‎NEWRELEASE‬ ★✩★
LIQUID LUST (The Club, #3) by K.N. Lee
Only $0.99! FREE to KU subscribers.



Blurb:
From international bestselling author, K.N. Lee comes the third novella in The Club series. 

Still despondent from the shame of an office affair gone wrong, Sohana Shah is wary of her best friend’s new idea of a pick-me-up. Aimee has an uncanny knack for dumping trouble on Sohanna’s lap, but the offer is enticing. Sohanna could enter the exclusive establishment known as The Club, where there are only three rules… 

1. Keep your mouth shut. 
2. Keep your mouth shut. 
3. Keep your mouth shut. 

Arthur Koenig is avoiding a return to England after a devastating break-up. To help mend his broken heart, he and his sister pass the time building new businesses in Karim, Texas. But one new client is a tougher sell than the rest. Determined to win this hard-dealing client, Arthur takes him to the one place where he cannot refuse their offer…or his beautiful sister: The Club. 

From backgrounds of torrid affairs to heartbreak, Sohana and Arthur were bound to collide, especially when he buys the law firm she works for...and offers to make her his personal assistant. Will either of them break down their protective walls when genuine attraction and love presents itself? Life gets steamy in The Club, especially when two peoples secret desires are revealed. 

Become a member here: http://www.theclub.website

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fictionista Inspiration with Daphne


On this video, Daphne explains how everything and anything can be a portal to inspiration. As usual, it wouldn't be a Fictionista experience without something from the animal kingdom having their say.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Inspiration - Not just for happy hour anymore






Kim Alexander gets reflective on finding her writing inspiration, plus cat tricks.
More at kimalexanderonline.com and on Twitter https://twitter.com/KimAlexander80 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Music and Movie Inspiration with K.N. Lee

Music and Movie Inspiration 

with K.N. Lee


It's Tuesday! You know what that means! Its my day to post on The Fictionistas channel. Check out my music and movie inspirations.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Musical Inspiration with S.J. Cairns!

Musical Inspiration with S.J. Cairns!


Let's Make a Movie!! Kirstin Pulioff's 'Dreamscape: Saving Alex'

Let's Make a Movie!! 

Kirstin Pulioff's 

Dreamscape: Saving Alex





Dreamscape: Saving Alex…The Dream Cast

Before you look at my dream cast choices below, let me admit one thing: this book is inspired from my past, and the all-night gaming sessions of Super Mario Brothers 3 (SMB3) with my best friend. So it only makes sense that as I was writing, my own 90’s crushes and idols became the face of the characters.

Alexis Stone (Alex) –

 Alex is a feisty, yet insecure sixteen year old struggling with their impending move. Unable to let go of the past, she holds onto everything… including her childhood videogame, Dreamscape. Kristen Dunst was my inspiration for this role. She portrays strength and vulnerability so well. But… since today she doesn’t quite fit into a teenage role, my contemporary actress would be Ellie Fanning.


Arrow – 

Arrow is the rugged, independent heartthrob of the book. Faced with his own goal of rescuing the queen and destroying the evil empire, he must find a way to convince Alex that she is the hero they’ve been waiting for. Break out your old Teen Bop magazines, when I wrote this character, I thought of a young Ryder Strong.
 And for a contemporary actor…I just couldn’t find the right one, so had to settle on Flynn Ryder. ;)

Media Info:
Dreamscape: Saving Alex
YA Contemporary Fantasy
May 1 2015 Official Release (I am impatient, so it might be up sooner. ha)

Amazon Link:

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Alexis Stone is used to getting away from life’s frustration with Dreamscape, a video game she’s loved since childhood. As her family prepares to move, a sleepy night of gaming pulls her into the world like never before. Trapped in Dreamscape’s realm, Alex is about to learn that being a hero has consequences… and this time, the stakes are deadly. Will helping the rebellion cost her everything she knows and loves? Or will she betray them to save her own life?

Author Bio:
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she's not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.


She loves to hear from readers and fans. Please connect with her on any of her sites:


Friday, April 17, 2015

The Fictionistas Intro- Cait Reynolds

Downcast by, Cait Reynolds ***Cover Reveal*** @caitreynolds #thefictionistas

Downcast

By, Cait Reynolds

Cover Reveal


Title: Downcast

Author: Cait Reynolds

Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: May 28th, 2015

About the Book:
It’s the start of Stephanie Starr’s senior year of high school, but sadly, this is no life of the prom queen. Stuck at the bottom of the high school social totem pole, Stephanie is forced by her domineering mother to wear lumpy linen dresses and eat organic tofu for lunch in a world of mini-skirts and pizza. 


What Stephanie doesn’t anticipate is gorgeous and cocky Haley Smith who breaks social convention and pursues her with a determination that is both terrifying and flattering. Afraid that Haley is simply trying to set her up for massive humiliation, Stephanie does her best to push him away. But the more attention he pays to her, the more she runs, and the more everyone else begins to notice.


Instead of a loving family to support her as the mean girls make their play, Stephanie’s mother begins to unravel mentally, her possessiveness of Stephanie spiraling to new and frightening extremes. Stephanie is forced to grow up, find herself, and learn the truth about her past in order to save her mother, her friends, and her town. When the truth is revealed, nothing can prepare her for the outrageous reality of her existence…and nothing can save her from her fate.


Except Haley.

About Cait Reynolds: 
Cait Reynolds hails from the Boston area where she lives with her husband and 4-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing and has already published four novels under various pen names. Downcast is her first foray into the world of paranormal young adult. When she isn’t cooking delicious meals, running around the city, rock climbing like a boss, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes. Downcast is book one in a three book series coming from Booktrope Editions. Reynolds is able to pull from real life experiences such as her kidney transplant and a bout with cancer and her writing reflects her passion for life from having to stare the dark places in the face. 

Please visit her at: www.caitreynolds.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Fictionistas- Author, K.N. Lee Intro


The Fictionistas- 

Author, K.N. Lee 

Intro




Meet award-winning author, K.N. Lee! Fantasy writer, gamer 

nerd, and world traveler, you can see her each Tuesday on 

The Fictionistas channel. Subscribe and thumbs. 

Stay in touch on Twitter @knycole_lee 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Introducing The Fictionistas!

Join authors, K.N. Lee, S.J. Cairns, Cait Reynolds, Kim Alexander, and Daphne Lamb each week for The Fictionistas. You can find K.N. Lee every Tuesday on The Fictionistas channel, and on this channel every week (of course) :)


The Fictionistas - Sami-Jo's Introduction

Let's Make a Movie! **Sanguis City Series** Morgan Jane Mitchell

Let's Make a Movie!
**Sanguis City Series**
Morgan Jane Mitchell



Sanguis City Series 
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dystopia and Erotica in One Bite!
"Sanguis City is not your average vampire novel, ladies and gentlemen. There's no brooding female needing to get bitten to confirm her life. There's no super hot vamp-- Oh, wait. Yes, there's that. But you'll like that part. Trust me.... - Maria G. Cope, Lions & Lambs Book Blog
The End was not a Zombie apocalypse but a Vampire one. 
Ever wonder what happens after the world ends? 
Lilanoir Rue did, a mere by product of the destruction, she never knew what happened before hand either. No longer just a human with fangs, she is banished from the only place she called home, the Human Reservation. She wipes her tears and never looks back. 
In a world gone dead, life has never been so good, for some. While others live in chaos, the chosen call Sanguis City home. The rich and powerful found a way to survive The End and enjoy every minute of it, for eternity. On the brink of a gruesome death from starvation, disease or a hungry zombie, humans flock there to sell their blood for peace and security. 
The city of blood, made for and by vampires, welcomes Noir; her kind are in high demand. New vampires, the ones who bought immortality, need a loyal workforce. Neither Human nor Vampire, Bleeders take care of the city in the daylight. Draining humans by day and dating Vampires at night leaves Noir little time to think about her past, or much else, until it finds her. 
Noir never dreamed her fangs would be the ticket to the good life, but three years in the city has earned her a promising future, career and, just maybe, a love life. But when she falls for her charmingly sexy Professor, an Authentic Vampire, she also falls into a web of nightmares. Does she really know anything about the real Vampires or about the city she now calls home? Unable to escape painful memories, she uncovers more than her own secrets. Quickly her dystopian paradise starts crashing down around her, and some secrets just won't stay dead, and others are bound to kill her before finals week. Ending up in bed with a monster, in more ways than one, might not be as bad as she had imagined. 
Now let me cast the movie... ~ Morgan Jane Mitchell Vote for it here
Disclaimer - The images used in this blogs posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. 
Lilanoir Rue/ Noir
Emma Stone as a red head would have to play Noir because she’s R-rated sexy (see the video above). And let's face it, this book is R-rated sexy. 
She’ll need blue contacts and fangs, of course, to represent my Bleeder. If you didn’t know, Noir’s not a vampire but rather a sort of side effect of The End, a human born with fangs, possessing the most beneficial of vampire traits with very little of the weaknesses. Her kind also still bleed, so they are sustenance for the vampires who rule the civilized world, some even bleed humans for the vampires too thus the nickname that stuck – a Bleeder.
A sense of humor is paramount to portraying the main character in Sanguis City. I love Emma’s voice too. I first saw her in The House Bunny, but then I watched Zombie Land, next Friends with Benefits. Emma can act genuine, be sarcastic and drop the f-bomb like my Noir. I’ve also seen her more recently in Birdman, so I know she can be intense when needed. 
Sander
Did you just faint a little, reading the name.? I know I did.
I’d always thought of Alexander Skarsgård to play Sander because I need a drop dead gorgeous man with a sinister smile, tall but broad… but I also need someone who looks a bit younger. Sander is as old as time, one of the first men transformed by the Upir, making the authentic vampire a god in the eyes of many, but all while he was still a physically young man. So I've found Alexander Ludwig. He didn’t catch my eye as Cato in the Hunger Games but on the History Channel’s Vikings as Bjorn, he proved he can play a man and one who doesn’t mind getting bloody. Plus, he can do accents which my Vampire God has when he’s angry. Looking divine in a tux, he’ll make a perfect Sander. Now can he transform into the sweet tuxedo cat Bijou?
My cat Oreo will play Sander's other kind. You didn't know my vampires can turn into any creature they drink from regularly? Better get reading!
I almost forgot, he'd also have to play Sigmund, Sander's sadist twin brother.
 
Aubrey
Jonathan Rhys Meyers!!  I've not watched Dracula on NBC, but this is my Aubrey. BUT he must be able to pull off an American accent because the former private dick was transformed in Chicago in the 1920’s. And from watching the Tudors, I know Jonathan owns a sex scene.
(Spoiler) I can totally see Jonathan Rhys Meyers as my dream walking vampire detective. Squee!
Quixon
A ginger body building bleeder?! It’s so hard to find a strawberry blond haired actor who can pull off body builder with a square jaw and cocky attitude but I think Stefano Masciolini has the face. He may have to hit the gym for this role. Quixon has beautiful emerald green eyes and likes to pierce himself with silver jewelry. I’d love to see Quixon in his red Sforce uniform on his horse with his scythe, cutting the heads off zombies on the big screen. It gives me the chills.
Savy
Hayden Panettiere would have to play Noir’s fellow bleeder and best friend Savy. Blonde and perfect, Savy may seem self-centered but she truly cares for Noir in her own way. 
Jef
Rickie Whittle who plays Lincoln on the 100 is my Jef, Savy’s New Vampire Boyfriend. Why do I call him a New Vampire? He was one who bought his way into vampirism before the End, bought the elixir responsible for the downfall of society. But Jef has ornate facial hair and tribal tattoos that were in style at the time he was turned. Rickie Whittle will have to do the same. This hot young looking actor has blown me away portraying a complex character on the 100. Jef too is a complex guy who Noir thinks treats Savy poorly, but we haven’t seen his side of the story yet.
Clare
BBC’s Being Human’s Lenora Crichlow could play my bubbly, empathetic bleeder, Clare. Did you know all the bleeders have one or two special vampire traits? She’ll have to don a much shorter hairstyle for the role.
Tombs
Tombs could be played by Daniel Henny. I found this model online long ago and was smitten, mess his hair up a little and he’s Tombs. The sexy bleeder is Noir doctor/friend/… well with his ability what doesn't Tombs have his hands in? 
Darius
Sanguis City, Carpe Noctem’s witch Darius Bishop has a unique look, longish hair and glowing green tattoos. Richard Harmon, also from the 100 has a fascinating face. I don’t know whether he is good or bad… I like that, and it fits Darius perfectly.
Willow
Sanguis City, Carpe Noctem's Willow looks like a child or a young teen, but she’s not. Annasophia Robb has the wild childlike features of this mysterious teleporting girl.
Adela
Izabella Miko has the look needed to play Sander’s super sophisticated daughter Adela. Physically resembling her father, this ancient vampire happens to be a bit dry and serious, but mostly vicious. Caring firstly for her father, she’d love to get rid of Noir.
Crow
I told you I was looking for young actors and the CW’s the 100 is full of talent. Bob Morley could play Crow, Noir’s first love from the Human Reservation that was once Cherokee, North Carolina. I won’t spoil the story by telling any more about our beloved Crow, but Bob has the looks and experience for my post-apocalyptic world. 
Caesar
An accident or rather, the accident, Caesar, a vampire who will always look like he’s on the verge of death can be played by Gustaf Skarsgård. Yes, Alexander Skarsgård has a brother who plays the super creepy Floki on Vikings. Tombs’ mentor, an important vampire in Sanguis City is also pretty creepy.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Introducing The Club!



Introducing The Club!




Introducing an innovative and collaborative collection of 

interrelated stories from your favorite bestselling authors. 


The Club is an exclusive and naughty dwelling where each

 novella will be based. Each month a new author will release

 a book set at The Club for your reading pleasure.


Become a member and receive a notification with each

 release: http://eepurl.com/56HFH

Learn more at our website: http://www.theclub.website/




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, turns up the heat with two best friends, who were always meant for each other, in the first novella of The Club series, Just One Sip...

Lucy Plume knows Jet Mak is the man she wants to marry. Her thoughts have never wavered to another. Lucy knows all of Jet's secrets, his family's secrets, and doesn't give a damn. He is her best friend, her lover, her confidant...her all. But can she finally find the courage to say yes?

Jet Mak knows Lucy Plume is the woman he wants to marry. He's known since they were children. Lucy is the only woman who can make him smile and groan at the same time. She tests his patience beyond what most men would endure, but he doesn't care. He wants her, and everyone knows it. If only Lucy would say yes...





** A 15,000 word standalone novella, Hidden Obsession is part of The Club series: http://www.theclub.website **

Desperate for a change - and hoping to shake off the guy who has been stalking her for the last two years - Raven James moves to Karin, Texas to start a new life.

Until now, her stalker has kept his distance. But when a sexy young detective Conrad enters the scene, her stalkers behavior becomes more and more disturbing, leaving Raven to wonder how far he will go to get what he wants.

When Conrad turns up at her work with some interesting 'ideas' on how to draw her stalker out of the woodwork, Raven is willing to try anything, even if it means doing things she never thought she was capable of.

Conrad says he can help, but the line between duty and desire will be blurred in an effort to catch a madman.



Coming this month by author, K.N. Lee, Liquid Lust (The Club #3)


Still despondent from the shame of an office affair gone wrong, Sohanna Shah is wary of her best friend’s new idea of a pick-me-up. Aimee has an uncanny knack for dumping trouble on Sohanna’s lap, but the offer is enticing. Sohanna could enter the exclusive establishment known as The Club, where there are only three rules…

1. Keep your mouth shut.
2. Keep your mouth shut.
3. Keep your mouth shut.

Arthur Koenig is avoiding a return to England after a devastating break-up. To help mend his broken heart, he and his sister pass the time building new businesses in Karim, Texas. But one new client is a tougher sell than the rest. Determined to win this hard-dealing client, Arthur takes him to the one place where he cannot refuse their offer…or his beautiful sister: The Club.

From backgrounds of torrid affairs to heartbreak, Sohanna and Arthur were bound to collide, but will either of them break down their protective walls? Life gets steamy in The Club, especially when two people's secret desires are revealed.