Carved in Cherry (The Curse Collectors Series) by Elizabeth Kirke Adventure

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Good Day Folks
Coming June First!
One thing set Lydia Shaw and her store apart from the other antique shops in town…
Lydia’s collection was plagued by curses, and it was her duty to break them.
Rachel, Angie, and Jo knew nothing about their aunt’s secret life. In fact, they didn’t even know she owned an antique shop, until they inherited it. Unfortunately for them, Lydia passed down more than just her store. The sisters are the proud new owners of countless deadly curses, buried under centuries of dust. 
Lydia also left behind her apprentice, Peter. He does everything he can to protect the girls, as they explore their new store, unaware of the dangers it hides. In spite of his efforts, Rachel finds herself obsessed with opening a strange trunk, Angie has vivid dreams, haunted by a man who claims he needs her help, and Jo’s imagination starts to run wild. 
When one of them falls victim to a curse, it’s up to Peter and her sisters to save her. But, if Peter can’t teach them to wield a magic, that he barely understands himself, she’ll be the first one to die…
Here’s an exclusive sneak peek for you!

 

   “Who are you?” she called.
   The man frowned at her. “You can … you can see me?”
   The question caught her off guard. Angie wasn’t sure what she had been expecting him to ask, but that wasn’t it. “Y-yes. Who are you?”
   He cleared his throat. “Ethan. My name is Ethan.” He moved toward her, and the light from the cell phone made him easier to see and less threatening. “What’s your name?”
   “Angie.”
   Angie studied him. He was cute. He had dirty blond hair, which was styled and gelled up unusually high. Khaki pants and a knit, button up sweater, made up his really preppy, bordering on outdated, outfit.
   Ethan smiled at her. He looked happy. No, more than happy, he looked overjoyed. “Angie,” he breathed. “You’re beautiful.”
   Well, that was straight-forward and awkward. Angie smiled weakly. “Uh … thanks.”
   It seemed like he realized his comment had made her uncomfortable. “I’m sorry. It’s just that you’re the first person I’ve seen … the first person I’ve spoken to in a long time.”
   “How long?”
   Ethan shook his head. “I don’t know.”
   She realized, with a start, that she recognized him. “Oh my God, I saw you! I saw your reflection today!”
   “You did?”
   The thought made Angie’s heart pound. She had been awake then. How had she seen him while awake? She took another look at his clothes. Did anybody dress like that anymore? God, what if he’s a freaking ghost? He looked real, solid. Alive. Weren’t ghosts supposed to be transparent or something? “I don’t understand. How can I see you when … if nobody else can?”
   Ethan furrowed his brows at her. “What is your trisk-rune?”
   “What?”
   “Your trisk-rune. What is it?”
   Angie shook her head. “I don’t know what you mean.”
   He seemed confused by her answer. “You don’t know what your trisk-rune is?” He looked around. “But then … what are you doing here?”
   “Here? In the shop?” Angie shrugged. “My sisters and I—”
   Ethan stumbled back a step. “What? Your sisters?”
   “Yes.”
   “You’re one of them? Is that why you can see me?”
   “What?” Angie took a step closer. “I don’t know what you mean.”
   “You did this to me!” he yelled. “You and your sisters!”
   “No!” Angie shook her head, baffled. “I don’t know what you’re talking about!” As she spoke, she moved closer to him and reached out, even though he was halfway across the room.
   “Stay away from me!” He waved his hands through the air and then, to Angie’s utter shock, a ball of white fire was flying toward her.
   As she raised her hands to protect herself, she screamed.
 If you can’t hold out until June 1st, you can read the first chapter here!
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Crane Cover Release Adventure

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Stacey Rourke cover reveal for her book CRANE 10264721_572167356214176_3920073012965444089_n
I love this cover and can’t wait until the book is released in May. This is Stacey Rourke’s new series legends. You may want to check out her Gyrphon Series while we wait Crane (Legend series release in May)

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Now check out the thrilling Blurb for CRANE by Stacey Rourke

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The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.   But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

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Blog Hop With Jodi Desautels and other children, MG and YA authors Adventure

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Good Day Folks,
I have been asked to join this blog hop by Jodi Desautels  Jodi Desautels blog

Jodi was kind enough to ask me to join and talk a little about myself. First let me show you a couple of her books then on to me. Just click on the books for amazon links. Check out her blog for more information detailing this talented author/educator.

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Here is a little about what is going on with me.

What am I working on now?

I am just released my 3rd book. Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland. I just finished the kick off in my home town Christmas in July. I have three Adventure Children Books released from Anchor Group Publishing http://anchorgrouppublishing.com/  ,  https://www.facebook.com/anchorgrouppublishing

I had a grand time being at https://www.facebook.com/oldpioneerstore.emporium

It is a lovely store and I ended up being interviewed by the paper. Now I am getting ready to work on three books. One a Urban Fantasy  Novel,  and two more James and Syvok Adventures. Click on any of the covers to take you to amazon links.

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Helga Returns

Helga Returns

James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

How does it differ from other genre?

Paranormal Days Gone Awry

Paranormal Days Gone Awry

My novel is a Urban Fantasy based off my short story published in Anchor Groups Anthology Paranormal Days Gone Awry. My novel is about secret societies operating for 1000’s of years to protect the earth. This novel is set in the present in Portland. Then my two childrens books are my normal genre. I have having fun with my two main characters Blaze the dragon and her partner Carolyn a troman (half human half troll).

Why do you write what you do?

Well I started writing in 2005, while living in Iceland. The environment and life style is conducive for creative activities. Now I have ideas for book ideas pop up every where I go. I dream many of the stories.

If I am stuck, before I go to sleep I tell myself to travel on this adventure with a character most of the time it is with Blaze from the novel I am working on. She takes me on many adventures.  I have always had vivid dreams, and embraced my imagination.  I am loving this new adventure and learning a new business.

How Does your writing process work?

Some I already talked about. I try to sit down and write in the morning. I put in my music selection and write. When I am blocked I edit and rewrite. Lately life has been throwing me some curve balls so I have not had time to write as often as I like. My ideas have been coming in dreams and I have been to tired to get up at 2 or 4 in the morning to write. I have three kids and we have some changes going on. Plus I am involved with some community projects.

Thanks again to Jodi Desautel at http://authorjodidesautels.weebly.com/what-is-new-with-jodi-desautels.html ,http://duolearning.weebly.com/about.html for tagging me and asking me to tell you a little about myself.

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Thursday Thriller Adventure! More than Magic indeed!

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Good Day Folks,

Today I have a Thursday Thriller Adventure for you. More than Magic: Semester Abroad by Elizabeth Kirke

More than Magic: Semester Abroad

Well this is quite the thriller and more. Jen is excited about her summer abroad on a cruise ship and traveling to new places and meeting new people. Boy did she meet some new characters for sure! Then the unexpected happens and she is thrust into a new world of magic and magical beings. Her life has changed for ever. Will she live her life as it has been or will she embrace the world of magical beings living amongst us mere mortals. Or will she have no choice?  More than Magic indeed! I loved this story. You will have to read to find out what happens to this gal The visuals were spectacular. Quite the cruise. Full of wit, new friends,enemies, adventure, live changing, excitement and magic.  I wish my cruise was this much fun. I find them boring and mostly filled with boring people. I highly recommend this read. Look forward to second one in the series.

A little about the Author Elizabeth Kirke ~

Elizabeth Kirke wanted to be an author before she even knew what an author was. She used to say that she wanted to be an artist, but that was only because she was too young to write and had to tell stories with pictures instead. She hasn’t stopped writing since she learned how. It wasn’t long before she dreamed of becoming an author and couldn’t be happier now that that dream is a reality.

If she isn’t writing…well, let’s be honest; if she isn’t writing she’s probably on Facebook thinking that she should start writing. But, if she isn’t writing or on Facebook, she’s probably doing something involving books, baking, gardening, or yarn. In an ideal world, she’d be reading and knitting while something from the garden is in the oven. Then again, in an ideal world, she’d have a flock of ducks and a couple of goats.

Like most slightly-nosy, avid readers, Elizabeth can’t resist trying to catch a peek at books she sees people reading when out in public to see if she can figure out what it is. While doing just that one day, she realized that it would probably be the coolest-thing-ever if she caught a complete stranger reading one of her books. That’s her new dream.

You can keep up with Elizabeth’s Kirke More than Magic:Semester Abroad on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MorethanMagic

Enjoy the magical adventure! WB

The Many Lives of Avery Snow Review

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By Christy Sloat
Published by Anchor Group
Rating: 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

ISBN: 9780985266332
Short Description: Do you believe in reincarnation and a love that can last lifetimes?

I thoroughly enjoyed, Mrs. Sloat’s novel, “The Many Lives of Avery Snow”. It was intriguing from the first page. Mrs. Sloat does an excellent job with character and relationship development. The author draws you into the plot, where a young adult, Avery, begins to recall her previous lives and the meetings with her soul mate in each one. Avery starts to think she is hallucinating when Angels start appearing in her life and she starts having visions. Mrs. Sloat, does an excellent job of portraying the feelings and emotions that accompany the relationships in the books drawing the reader into the story. We wind up being caught in the ever present battle between good and evil.  She builds up to the climax with climbing anticipation, although I felt there was a little missing in some of the characters that showed up at the cabin. The final chapters, that tie everything together are well organized and compelling. They give a tremendous sense of satisfaction without compromising the plot or the point.

Overall I thought this is an excellent, easy read. Mrs. Sloat does a terrific job of integrating the powers of angels and demons, but could have expanded a little more on the psychic realms. Her novel stresses the concept of past lives, and everlasting love without over dramatizing or farfetched logic. Her characters are her strong point, as is her overall plot development.

Get your copy as soon as possible!

Reviewed on July 13 – AB

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