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Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy Book Feature: Mage Catalyst by Christopher George @CGNovels


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Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal


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Devon had always just assumed that he was normal, just like everyone else. It wasn’t until he met Renee that he realized that he was something different – something dangerous. He is a Mage.

Led into a world of corruption and temptation Devon soon learns that there is always a price for power.

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Excerpt:

I’m not sure when I became the villain of my story. But I’m now quite certain that this is exactly what I’ve become. It is no more clear to me as I stand atop a destroyed car park looking over my home. The smoke from still smouldering buildings billow off into the distance, almost writing my name into the skyline, but I do not care. It is no more than a grim signature of the suffering that I’ve caused to those around me. My name is Devon Wills and I am a mage.


About the Author:

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As an avid science fiction and fantasy reader Christopher George has been immersing himself in books from a young age. In 2004 Christopher completed his Bachelor of Multimedia at Monash University and has been working as an IT professional ever since. He currently lives in Melbourne with his partner, her daughter and three cats.
Mage Catalyst is his first completed novel and was written in a variety of hotel rooms and airports across Australia. Catalyst is his first non-technical piece and he finds it much easier to write fiction than software documentation.
It’s also very recently come to light that he is simply awful at talking about himself in the third person.

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Other Books In This Series:

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Mage Accession is the much awaited sequel to the best seller Mage Catalyst.

Devon, sick with guilt, has fled from his home and into the Victorian high country, afraid that his actions would bring harm to those he cares for. Hurt and betrayed by Renee’s disappearance, Devon has made a vow to never use the magic again. It’s not that simple – It’s never that simple. Powerful enemies are seeking him out and Devon must determine who he wants to be. Can he have a life of peace that he desires? Or must he forsake his vow and turn to the magic once again. As he comes to terms with his power he realizes that he still has much to lose.

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mage-dissolution

Third in the series that Started with Mage Catalyst and then followed by Mage Accession.

Lost in rage and haunted by the death of his father, Devon vowed to avenge himself against his former Master and rescue Allie from his manipulations before he can corrupt her.

With his power increasing every day Devon has become a very real threat to those in power. Lost in obsession, Devon
doesn’t care who gets caught up in his wake as he takes his vengeance on those who wronged him.

As powerful forces begin to move against him, Devon is forced to recognize that while he is indeed powerful. He is not a Master yet.

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Make sure to read our interviews with Author Christopher George here and here!

Paranormal Romance Feature and Interview: Whatever It Takes by Nicolette Scarletti @nscarletti


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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance


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The Indigo Eye Book 1

**** Newly Revised****

At twenty-six it seems Dara Luna has it all: she owns a successful private eye business and is the first Indigo Child to become a licensed Head Hunter for the FBI. But there is one thing that eludes her and that’s vengeance against the vampire who killed her grandfather as she helplessly stood by and watched.

Josef MacBain; a centuries old Werewolf and mercenary is hot on her trail. He was tipped off that she just might be the Alpha Mate he has been searching for. Now, he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his own. It doesn’t matter to him who he has to sacrifice to possess her.

To save the daughter of a head Council of Elders member, Dara must face off against the vampire she has sworn vengeance on. The only problem is Josef is determined to stop her before she fulfills a destiny that could spell the end of the world as they know it. It’s a destiny that Dara knows nothing about and Josef wants to keep it that way. Too bad for the both of them that Dara’s mortal enemy plans to have her for himself…. Whatever it takes.

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Excerpt:

So when in doubt be snarky, at least that’s my motto. “More than you could shake a stick at, wolf boy.”

Josef leaned forward his mouth a hair’s breadth away from my own. His eyes were alight with mischief. His tongue darted out to wet his lips and I couldn’t help but follow the movement with my eyes. It was like I was being pulled under by a riptide.

“No matter. I’ll make you forget everyone before me.” His bravado was unflappable, cocky werewolf that he was.

I didn’t even have a chance to answer him as his mouth closed over mine. The kiss was soft, not demanding as I thought it would have been. Fire raced through my veins chasing every sane thought away. His mouth kept a steady rhythm, coaxing a moan from me.


About the Author:

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Nicolette Scarletti is a manager of a lingerie store by day and an author by night. She is the author of The Indigo Eye series and The Immortal Mates series (which has its first book due out in December). She loves all things gothic.

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Interview:

Could you tell our readers a little bit about your writing journey?

I’ve been writing since I’m 13. I have always loved books and they way they wisked you off on grand adventures.

How many books do you currently have published? I have 4 books out now with a 5th one releasing in December.

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why?

Surrender to Me, because when I started it I didn’t really care for the hero. But by the end he had me cheering him on like a fangirl.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release?

Yes I am. I am in the second round of edits for a release coming in March 2017.

What do you enjoy most about writing?

Writing allows me to explore emotions that most people shy away from. It has also helped to push myself to write things I wouldn’t normally be comfortable with.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it?

I only ever write when a story feels urgent. If it isn’t urgent then you tend to get blocked up. If I don’t care about my characters than my readers won’t.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you?

This happens to me all the time.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why?

Dara Luna is my favorite. She was my first real full bodied character. My least favorite is a character I am writing at the moment. He has no redeeming qualities.

So far, what has been your favorite scene to write?

My favorite scene to write would have to be the face-off between Dara and Kristoff in Whatever It Takes.

What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers?

The biggest lesson I have learned is this is a business. You have to be serious. Yes it’s fun and relaxing, but it should always be treated with respect.

The best tip I can give is learn as much of the business as you can. Like formatting and cover work, cause you are better off spending the money on a good editor and good promotion.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why? 

I would have to tell them to start at the beginning and that is Whatever It Takes.

Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release,  a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character?

No teaser as of the moment, but I post them often on my facebook page.

Now it’s time to get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read?

I love PNR and historical romance.

What about television shows? Movies?

Oh boy there are a lot. Let’s see, The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, and Turn. Movies, that’s a tough one. I would say old black and whites are my favorite to watch.

Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why?

The Lord Of The Rings. I read it when I was 13 and it helped me escape a very abusive home life. Every time I picked that book up I could be somewhere else.

Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions?

I will be doing my first book signing next year in Ohio.

If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say?

It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure.

Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers?

I love to connect with readers, so if you have read my books and want to chat drop me a message on Facebook.


Paranormal Romance Feature: Witch’s Cursed Cabin: A Coon Hollow Coven Tale by Marsha A. Moore @MarshaAMoore


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Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance


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Coon Hollow Coven Tales Book 2

ALL THE COON HOLLOW COVEN TALES NOVELS CAN BE READ AS STAND ALONE BOOKS.

Eager to be on her own away from home, twenty-year-old Aggie Anders accepts a relative’s invitation to live in Coon Hollow Coven. Although she’s a witch from a different coven, what locals say about the Hollow confuses her. How can witchcraft there live and breathe through souls of the dead?

Aggie’s new residence in this strange southern Indiana world is a deserted homestead cabin. The property’s carriage house serves as the coven’s haunted Halloween fundraiser. It’s a great opportunity for her to make new friends, especially with the coven’s sexy new High Priest Logan.

But living in the homestead also brings Aggie enemies. Outsiders aren’t welcome. A cantankerous, old neighbor tries to frighten her off by warning her that the homestead is cursed. Local witches who practice black magic attempt to use their evil to drive Aggie away and rid their coven of her unusual powers as a sun witch.

Determined to stay and fit in, Aggie discovers not only that the cabin is cursed, but she alone is destined to break the curse before moonrise on Samhain. If she fails, neither the living nor the dead will be safe.

A note to readers: the books of this series are written to be read in any order. The series is about one community, and its residents may pass in and out of various books, but each book has its own unique and special story to be told.

Other Coon Hollow Coven Tales:
Witch’s Moonstone Locket
Blood Ice & Oak Moon (coming autumn 2016)

Amazon categories: paranormal romance; urban fantasy; fairy tales; folk tales; legends; mythology; fantasy romance; historical fantasy romance

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Excerpt:

from Chapter One: The Homestead

A shove of my shoulder pried the rusty hinges on the heavy log cabin door loose. I flung my blond braid to my back and peered inside. Beings and critters, alive and furry as well as undead and translucent, flew, crawled, or slithered across dark recesses of the hallway, sitting room, and stairwell.

“You weren’t kidding. This place is haunted.” I shuddered and looked over my shoulder at Cerise. She looked perky as always with her dark bobbed hair and lively brown eyes beneath horn-rimmed eyeglasses. “Were those things relations or varmints?” I took a cautious step over the threshold to escape the blustery weather and unbuttoned my corduroy jacket.

“Oh, both, Aggie. Ghosts of witch kin and their talking animal familiars,” she said and moved past me to lift sheets off the sitting room furniture.

I raised a brow, curious about what talking familiars were but was too afraid to ask. She didn’t seem to think they were bad, and I needed a place to stay.

Cerise dropped the sheets in a pile and wiped her dusty hands on her skirt. “Those sorts of ghosts are in all the homes here in Coon Hollow Coven. Maybe some animal spirits, too, from the surrounding woods. This property has at least fifty acres of forest. The ghosts are harmless, part of the family. At least no neighbors have complained, that I’ve heard.”

Eyeing corners of the parlor and the length of the hall, I wondered if I could ever get used to living with ghosts of people who’d lived here before. In New Wish, Indiana, where I’d spent my entire twenty years, we only had an occasional ghost. Usually lost souls who, for some reason, hadn’t found their peace before death took them. Most times, those folks had been tormented by darkness and experimented with black magic while they’d lived. Or so Mom told me, but I always thought that was just her way of keeping me in line.

I pushed those thoughts out of my head. I wanted a place of my own more than anything else, and not in the tiny town of New Wish where everyone knew me…or thought they did. They all said I was the spitting image of my Aunt Faye, with the same light blond straight hair, deep blue eyes, dark brows, and quiet personality. Everyone thought I’d grow up to be like her with a houseful of kids, seven or more. Fact was, they didn’t know me. I wasn’t sure I even knew myself. There was so much I wanted to learn and do that wouldn’t happen if I stayed at my parents’ home.

Cerise struggled to open the stuck window. “Aggie, can you help me here? Some fresh air might tempt a few spirits outside. This place has been vacant since my mother passed in 2009. We might find just about anything in here after five years.”


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Marsha loves to write fantasy and fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature often spark life into her writing, as well as watercolor painting and drawing. She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and is a registered yoga teacher. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out for an hour or more is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical!

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Paranormal Romance Feature: Spirit Board by Erzabet Bishop @erzabetbishop


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Arcane Imaginarium Book One

Two mates are better than one…

Vanessa lives vicariously through the romance heroines in her overflowing bookshelf. No real man can ever measure up to the sultry, shapeshifter heroes with their feral smiles—or so she thinks until a creepy costume shop and a chance encounter with a fortuneteller shake up her ordinary life. When Vanessa’s best friend brings her to a sexy costume party, she realizes more than fur is going to fly.

Rick is an Alpha cat shifter and co-owner of the Imaginarium. When he scents the luscious Vanessa, he has no intention of letting her slip away. But Rick isn’t the only man searching for his one true love. Cian is a former Captain of the Winter Court in Faery, wielder of shadows and magic. When Fey enchantment and shifter might collide, more than mere hearts are caught in the crossfire. And as a threat looms closer with the turning of the season, both men may be the keys to Vanessa’s heart—and her survival.

Reader note: contains BBW heroine, ménage, spanking, light BDSM, and erotic romance elements

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“Do you want your fortune told, my dear?” The crone’s rheumy eyes met hers, and a shiver slid down her back. The woman gave her the willies.

“I…”

“Please. Be my guest. It will be my treat to show you your fortune.”

Indecision warred within her. “I’m here with my friend.”

“Go ahead! Get your fortune read.” Aria came up beside her and looped an arm around her neck. “Let’s find out what kind of night you’re going to have at the party.”

“OK.” Vanessa made her way to the small table and lowered herself into the seat. In front of her laid a strange-looking Ouija board printed with an alphabet and a yes and no.

The older woman took an item out of a wooden box and placed it carefully on the surface of the board.

“What’s that?”

“It’s called a planchette, silly.” Aria rolled her eyes and grinned at the annoyed look Vanessa gave her.

“I’ve never used one of these, OK? My father would kill me.”

“Why? Does he think they’re a portal to some other dimension or something?”

Vanessa wrinkled her nose. “I’m not sure. He just never let anything like it in the house. It’s beautiful.” The workmanship of the board and the intricate lettering transfixed her. She reached out to touch the planchette but the older woman stopped her.

“Not yet, my girl. First you must think of a question.”

“What kind of question?”

The woman’s thin lips curved upward. “The spirit board offers much guidance but also warns of things to come. Ask the right questions and you’ll find the answers you seek.”

“Cryptic, much?” Aria yawned. “Why don’t you play with the board and I’ll find you something to wear.”

“Sure. Whatever.” Vanessa focused her attention on the board in front of her. The letters weaved in front of her eyes.

“Now,” the old woman began, her eyes bright in her pale face, “think of the question you would like to ask the spirits. But be warned…”

“Of what?”

“The truth can wound or it can set you free.”

Vanessa held out her hand and the old woman enveloped it in her own. She placed Vanessa’s hand on the planchette and released her. “Fingertips only. Now…think of what you want to ask.”

Vanessa moved her fingers until only the tips touched the planchette. Her mind raced. There were so many questions she wanted answers to. Who was her mother? Not her father’s wife, but her biological mother. Should she go to this party with Aria on Friday or stay home like she always did, safe behind a pile of books?

Before the woman placed her own fingertips on the planchette, it took off toward the yes. Then it sped to the letters and began to spell out something.

“What the—?” Vanessa snatched her fingers away as if they’d been singed.

“Goddess…” The fortune-teller stood abruptly, knocking her chair over. Her brow contorted and her eyes were owlish with fear showing a ring of veined white around the iris. “Stop.”

“It’s still moving,” Vanessa whispered, her pulse hammering beneath her skin. “I’m trying to make out what it’s saying, but the thing is going too fast.”

“What’s going on over here?” Aria scrambled back toward the table, an expression of horror on her face. “Jesus, Vanessa.”

“I didn’t do it,” she snapped. “It’s wigging out.”

“Obviously.”

The old woman backed up, her eyes wide. “You must go to the party. Something you need will be revealed to you there. That is all I can tell you.” With that, she yanked the planchette off the board and swiftly tucked it back into the wooden box it came from. Without looking at either of the girls, the fortune-teller retreated into the back room, the door shutting behind her with a resounding thud.

“Thanks,” Vanessa called, a little too late.

“OK then. That wasn’t weird.” Aria grimaced. “Come on. I have a couple of dresses you need to look at.”

“Yeah. Sure. OK.” Anything to get her mind off of whatever just happened. “Freaky” didn’t even begin to cover it.

“How about this?” Aria raised her arm and a flowing Egyptian priestess costume dangled from her fingertips. The white fabric was sheer, but it had so many layers, it had the potential to work. Around the hanger was a plastic bag complete with golden armbands and some kind of bluish lapis necklace.

“OK,” Vanessa replied reluctantly. “Hand it over.”

Aria scurried over and passed the dress off, a smirk on her full lips. “This is going to look great on you. Just wait.”

“Sure.” As long as it got her out of here faster. Vanessa decided putting distance between the fortune-teller and her would be a good thing. “Why did I let you talk me into this again?”

“Cause you love me and you’ll have lots of fun?”

“You haven’t even told me what kind of party it is.”

Aria gave her a cheeky grin. “And ruin the surprise?”


About the Author:

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Erzabet Bishop is an award-winning and bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction (A Wicked Halloween Box Set), Map of Bones (A Wicked Affair Box Set), Sanguine Shadows (Vampire Bites Box Set), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart’s Protector, Burning for You, Taming the Beast, Bayou Shadows (Nola Naughty Nine) Hedging Her Bets (Alpha Fever Box Set), Cat’s Got Her Tongue (Alpha Heat Box Set), Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming),The Devil’s Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Sweet Seductions, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

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Urban Fantasy: Hell Hath No Fury: Queen Of Hell Book 1 by Samantha Gregory @sam_skgregory


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All Jesse and his friends wanted to do was have a good time and hook up with some girls. Instead the three of them end up dead. Unfortunately their problems don’t end there as they are caught between two warring succubus sisters who battle it out to see which one will be crowned Queen of Hell.

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Halloween Night
I know she’s up to something. I’ve been watching
her for the last few days and there is something going on.
For a start, she’s going to the Halloween party tonight.
That’s not her thing at all. My darling sister would never
lower herself to attend an event like that. She never joins in
on anything, and she certainly wouldn’t be caught dead at
a sorority house. Our parents think it is a great idea
though. They were so enthusiastic that I can’t help but
wonder if they are in on whatever scheme she has hatched
now. Why do they always side with her? But of course
she’s the perfect daughter, the star; the one who will make
them proud. I’m the outcast; the disappointment from the
first moment I dared question their grand plan.
She’s always gotten everything she ever wanted.
Well not tonight, whatever she’s planning, I will stop her.
Whatever it takes

About the Author:

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S.K. Gregory was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1985. She studied Media Studies in college and worked for a local magazine after leaving school. She now works for a television company. Her debut novel Daemon Persuasion was published by Mockingbird Lane Press, in 2013. The sequel Daemon Madness was released in 2015.
She has been writing since she was a child and loves the horror/fantasy genre. Her favourite authors are Kelley Armstrong and Stephen King.

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