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NEW RELEASE/First Chapters – TangleRoot by Jean Kilczer

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s post is twofold.  It is a New Release and a First Chapter from TangleRoot book six in the Star Sojourner series, by my friend and fellow author Jean Kilczer.

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TangleRoot, the sixth book in my Star Sojourner series, pits astrobiologist, telepath, adventurer, and all-around adorable nice guy Jules Rammis against some Mafia bad guys and a race of aliens that doesn’t like to share. But not to worry. Ever-faithful Vegan Huff, and Jules’ team is by his side, with crusty team leader Joe, Harlem-tough Chancey, and mild-mannered Southern medic Bat, all partaking in the adventure, and Jules’ love interest, exotic Sophia Rella, who just refuses to stay at home.

Come along for the action-packed wild ride as Jules tackles “the family,” and Blackroot, an insidious alien plant/animal, known to the in-crowd as Bristra, that spreads like wildfire, munches people for snacks, but has some pretty spectacular properties…

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Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) and Lammas (Northern Hemisphere)

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To all Southern Hemisphere folk I wish you a wondrous Imbolc – we have snow up in the hills today.

ImbolcAlso known as Imbolg, Candlemas, Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia and Brigid’s Day.

Imbolc is the time of the beginning of beginnings, the time to consider carefully what you will do with the year stretching before you. Imbolc brings the awakening of the life force when the first green shoots of bulbs appear. Life is stirring again and this marks the Goddess recovering after giving birth while the newborn God is depicted as a small child nursing from his mother. The God is growing, spreading sunshine all around causing things to grow. It is a time to honour the feminine and get ready for spring. At lmbolc, the Australian forests are bright with the colour yellow, the Acacia trees coming into full flower. Until fairly recently, the 1st of August…

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Short Story Collections – Guardians of the Gate City by Lisa Williamson

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s Short Story Collections is for Guardians of the Gate City by friend and fellow author Lisa Williamson.  I absolutely loved this collection, couldn’t put it down.

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Harry Lionsey is one of a group of secret guardians.

Humans share the earth with all the many secret races of myths and legends, and it is Harry’s job to protect all those who live in the Gate City.

Be you human, faerie, shifter or sprite, as long as you are on the side of good he will help and defend you; but if you are out to harm them, watch out.

Doesn’t matter what race you are. If you harm the innocent he will find you and stop you.

This is a collection of short stories. This first book brings together all the previously published short stories and now includes a never before seen novella.

LINKS

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Gate-City-collection-Book-ebook/dp/B00I9AVSRW/

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First Chapters – Keeping Katerina by Simone Beaudelaire

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapters is from Keeping Katerina by friend and fellow author Simone Beaudelaire.

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The 1840s: A time of increasing social awareness, particularly for progressive cotton mill owner Adrian Bennett and his son and business partner Christopher. But one social issue Christopher has never considered much is violence against women. A Robert Browning poem and a chance encounter with Katerina Valentino change everything.

Katerina is in fear for her life from her father’s constant beatings. That is, until Christopher becomes entranced by the delicate dark-haired beauty, and decides that he must rescue her from her father–by marrying her. But Katerina’s years of abuse have left her physically and emotionally scarred. And those scars threaten the newlyweds’ hope for happiness. Is Christopher’s tender affection enough to help Katerina heal her broken spirit?

 Chapter One

“You want me to do what?” Christopher Bennett looked aghast at his mother.

She returned…

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Cover Reveal – Tangleroot by Jean Kilczer

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Here is the new cover for the soon to be released sixth book in the Star Sojourner Series by friend and fellow author Jean Kilczer.

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TangleRoot, the sixth book in my Star Sojourner series, pits astrobiologist, telepath, adventurer, and all-around adorable nice guy Jules Rammis against some Mafia bad guys and a race of aliens that doesn’t like to share. But not to worry. Ever-faithful Vegan Huff, and Jules’ team is by his side, with crusty team leader Joe, Harlem-tough Chancey, and mild-mannered Southern medic Bat, all partaking in the adventure, and Jules’ love interest, exotic Sophia Rella, who just refuses to stay at home.

Come along for the action-packed wild ride as Jules tackles “the family,” and Blackroot, an insidious alien plant/animal, known to the in-crowd as Bristra, that spreads like wildfire, munches people for snacks, but has some pretty spectacular properties that can endow humans with…

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Awesome Anthologies – Recollection of Shared Days: Stories of Celebration

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s Awesome Anthologies is for Recollection of Shared Days by a talented group of authors including my friends and fellow authors Sheenah Freitas and Holly Barbo.   Also it is FREE until Saturday so check it out.

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The desire to celebrate is intrinsic to human nature. Whether it be a victory or a new season, humans have found something to use as an excuse to get together and party. The authors at Paper Crane Books have written original stories to showcase the days we all love best: holidays. Seven stories. Four seasons. They span across time, countries, and even worlds. Come and celebrate with us!
Featured holidays include:
Valentine’s Day
Spring equinox celebration
Children’s Day
July 4th
Halloween
Veterans Day
Christmas/New Year

 LINKS

Amazon UShttp://smarturl.it/8yrvc9

Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Recollection-Shared-Days-Stories-Celebration-ebook/dp/B00M0DUG40/

Social media info:

Website:http://papercranebooks.com

Twitter:http://twitter.com/papercranebooks

Facebook:http://facebook.com/papercranebooks

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Summer reads blog tour – Week 8!!!!!

Summer Reads Blog Tour – Week Eight
Kay Kauffman

Tick tock, tick tock, it’s week eight in our Summer Reads Blog Tour and I’ve come to welcome Kay Kauffman to our madness! Kay is another lovely online friend from Authonomy who I’ve been chatting with now for a number of years. She’s fun, has a gentle spirit that I simply adore, and will be the first to gather her popcorn bucket when Sam and I start our online battles! Let’s hear it up for Kay!

As a girl, I dreamed of being swept off my feet by my one true love. At the age of 24, it finally happened…and he’s never let me forget it. A mild-mannered secretary by day and a determined word-wrangler by night, I battle the twin evils of distraction and procrastination in order to write fantastical tales of wuv…twue wuv…with a few bad haiku thrown in for good measure.
I reside in the midst of an Iowa corn field with my hopelessly devoted husband and his mighty red pen; four crazy, cute kids; and an assortment of adorable kitties, chicks, and bunnies.

My first novel, The Price of Mercy: Book One of the Lokana Chronicles,is currently undergoing a major rewrite in advance of another round of queries. My poetry collection, Tuesday Daydreams: A Journal in Verse, is available on Amazon.
Capturing the life and imagination of the author in vivid detail, these poems touch on joy and loss, life’s everyday hassles, and the many faces of Mother Nature.

Author Links:

Kay’s bookshelf: summer-reads-blog-2014

The Amulet of Kings
4 of 5 stars
In the first book of the series, we meet the goodies (Chris and Linda, Ben and Grizelda, Fungus and the Banned), the baddies (Ned and the Watches, the Grey Mage, Caer Surdin), and an assortment of other characters (the Edern, the Tuatha,…
Kindar's Cure
4 of 5 stars
This was a fantastic story. Mal was, for me, a bit hard to read, and I felt at the end that…well, not to give anything away, but I felt he must have been a wonderful actor. I loved Sir Henry – he reminded me strongly of Seymour. And…
Bad Bishop
5 of 5 stars
So, what did I think? I thought it was great. It reminded me very strongly of the classic literature that I love so much. I didn’t put everything together until the very end, which I always enjoy. It’s nice to be kept guessing. And …
City of the Sun
5 of 5 stars
Once I started this story, I couldn’t put it down. Well, okay, I could, obviously, or it wouldn’t have taken me so long to finish it, but when I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about it. Mickey and Maya wouldn’t leave me alone; they dem…
Chasing Azrael
5 of 5 stars
I could not put this book down. I stayed up past the witching hour reading this book on more than one occasion and was sorely tempted to just read the whole thing in one sitting, but my day job had other ideas (apparently they like thei…

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