Hallowread Book Festival – Celebrating PNR, UF, Steam Punk & Horror Fiction!

Published September 22, 2016 by The Author

Hallowread is a book festival and mini-con for authors and fans of Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Steam Punk and Horror.

October 21-23 2016 in Havre de Grace, Maryland!

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Multi author event with various activities throughout the weekend including Writing Workshops, Ghost Tour, SteamPunk Author Tea, Author Panels, Book Signing, Paranormal Investigation and so much more. Hang out with your favorite authors in our new host city, the haunted and historic town of Havre de Grace, Maryland!

Local Maryland author of dark urban fantasy, Rachel Rawlings, had a crazy idea. Create a book convention for genre fiction and hold it the weekend before Halloween. Haunted and historic Ellicott City held a special place in her heart so there was no other place to take her first ever convention. The town welcomed her and HallowRead with open arms. Each ticket sold helped raise money for the Ellicott City Partnership- a coalition of residents and business owners for the betterment of the town. HallowRead raised money for projects like rain barrels which help reduce the sediment and contaminants running into the Patapsco River and fund grants for projects like Paint Main Street which helped small business owners get a much needed fresh coat of paint improving the moral and over all appearance of the town.

Rachel is excited to take the convention on the road for 2016 and raise funds for Harford County literacy programs and the local library system! One ticket, whether it’s a $10 paranormal investigation or the full monty ticket, makes a difference for the town and the wonderful people who call it home, something Rachel is extremely proud of.

Click here to see a list of HallowRead events http://hallowread.com/events/

Get your tickets here: http://hallowread.com/tickets/

See a list of attending authors here: http://hallowread.com/authors/

Author Opportunities still available!

Interested in participating in HallowRead?

Registration of $35.00 includes a feature on panels, the signing, website and social media, plus other special incentives!

Contact HallowRead13@gmail.com

About the Founder of Hallowread:

Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA. She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn’t until 2009 that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide
and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.

When she isn’t writing, Rachel can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those genres.

More information on Hallowread, its schedule of events and participating authors can be found at www.hallowread.blogspot.com  and www.facebook.com/Hallowread .

She still lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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Batty Book Review: THE SIX TRAIN TO WISCONSIN by Kourtney Heintz #BattyBookReviews

Published September 19, 2016 by The Author

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS BOOK!

I received a copy of this book, as well as its upcoming sequel, HIGHWAY THIRTEEN TO MANHATTAN, from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was simply blown away by this story. The characters, the premise, the emotion, and most of all, Ms. Heintz’s writing style. No wonder SIX TRAIN won so many awards. It’s one terrific piece.

It’s a unique genre mash: part romance, part suspense thriller, paranormal without being paranormal, all mixed into a story of a married couple struggling with and between themselves. Haunted by their pasts, tortured by their present. I was so riveted by this story. Highly recommended!

I’m happy to give this wonderful author’s book:

5 batty moons 5 Batty Moons!

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Xpresso Book Tours Review – FOR THE CLAN by Archer Kay Leah

Published September 1, 2016 by The Author



For the Clan
Archer Kay Leah
Publication date: May 25th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Canada, 2165 AD. The Water Wars and a decimated economy have taken their toll. Anyone who doesn’t live in a military-patrolled metropolis lives in a clan. But being in a clan doesn’t mean safety.

And for a Ven like Roan Lee, it doesn’t matter where he lives. Safety is a luxury. So is freedom.

Roan is desperate to escape the governtary’s exploitation and torture. He is nothing to them but 54σK1, an artifact born from a genetic mishap. When the chance to escape arises, he makes a run for it—and encounters the lover from his past, twisting his future into a second chance he never expected.

As leaders of Clan Teach, Jace Ama and his wife, Cayra Diega, have enough difficulty keeping their people safe. When Roan is thrown to their feet as a prisoner, their marriage becomes an additional challenge. Jace still loves Roan, but where does that leave Cayra?

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Xpresso Book Tours Review – RUSSIAN TATTOOS: PRISONER by Kat Shehata

Published August 30, 2016 by The Author



Russian Tattoos: Prisoner
Kat Shehata
(Russian Tattoos, #2)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: A:ugust 2nd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

American tennis player Carter Cook is being held prisoner by the Russian mafia…

Carter is the obsession of mob boss Vladimir Ivanov, a man she once loved. Now a mafia war has erupted on his home turf, and Vladimir’s enemies have put a bounty on her head to force him to surrender. If she is captured, his rivals will deliver a deadly ultimatum—his life in exchange for hers. The price for Carter’s freedom is Vladimir’s blood.

Vladimir holds ultimate power as godfather of the Ivanov Bratva…

He spent five years in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who rules his crew with an iron fist.

But his enemies have discovered his only weakness—Carter. Vladimir knows if she stays in his world, he is handing her a death sentence, so he vows to get her home and never interfere in her life again. Giving up the woman he loves is the only way to protect her from the bad guys—including himself.

Vladimir’s rivals have a different plan for the ill-fated couple…

Some punishments are worse than death, and the head of the Ovechkin Bratva will go to any length to seek vengeance and inflict maximum suffering on Vladimir.

Carter may be Vladimir’s weakness, but she is also his only hope for survival. When the boss of the Ovechkin family threatens the man she loves, she must fight for Vladimir’s freedom before their rivals can deliver the fatal blow.

Love is blind—but it could also be deadly.

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#SNIPPETSUNDAY: OLD DOG, OLD TRICK #contemporary #m/m #WEWRIWA #8SUNDAY

Published August 27, 2016 by The Author

For those of you who might not know, I write LGBTQIA+ romance/erotica, BDSM, and dark paranormals as A. Sangrey Black.

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Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog hop for those who love to write! If you’re interested, click the sword and feather graphic above, or go tohttp://www.wewriwa.com/!

This week I’m sharing a bit from my NEW RELEASE, OLD DOG, OLD TRICK!

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He could have gotten the news online, could have answered calls or emails. Could have done a hundred things stirring around in the pot of his early morning each day for a change in routine. Instead he chose that thin rag of a paper as he sipped his coffee, flipped it open, and got a punch in the gut from the lead story on the front page, like a freight train to the sternum. If his life had been a romantic comedy, he would have spit hot coffee everywhere: International Surf Hero Makes Good.

Not an unusual headline to see on the cover of the OT—the town was lousy with “surf heroes,” champions, mavericks, cowboys, and every other kind of fool who put their life on the line to put their bones on the board. The shore was lined with dozens of beach bum domiciles, from cardboard shacks to mansions, and from just before sunrise to sunset, the water was packed with everything from kids on boogie boards to pros getting ready for the next tour.

It was the picture that vice-gripped Lam’s balls—and his heart—and wouldn’t let go. For a minute—okay, maybe a few—he couldn’t quite catch his breath. Christ, after trying so hard to take care of himself, was he going to drop dead reading a newspaper article?

Granted, it was about…him…

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What if the one who got away came back?

Successful attorney Lam Porter is gut-punched by the past when he sees his first and only love in the local paper. Twenty years before, their intense relationship came to a painful end when lives took wildly different paths. Now, it seems that lost love might get a second chance. If only Lam’s brave enough to take it.

Dale Jarvis once loved only three things: his mother, surfing, and Lam. But he was young and short-sighted. All he saw was a chance to escape the waves of Rhode Island’s Ruggles and surf the world. When he retired, the call of those cold Atlantic waves drew him home again, to the love he left behind.

Can two men who lost their way find each other once more?

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Today’s the Day! #OLDDOGOLDTRICK #NewRelease #mmromance

Published August 26, 2016 by The Author

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It’s finally here! OLD DOG, OLD TRICK IS AVAILABLE TODAY FROM MLR PRESS!

After 20 years, youthful lovers are reunited for a second chance at love.

What if the one who got away came back?

Successful attorney Lam Porter is gut-punched by the past when he sees his first and only love in the local paper. Twenty years before, their intense relationship came to a painful end when lives took wildly different paths. Now, it seems that lost love might get a
second chance. If only Lam’s brave enough to take it.

Dale Jarvis once loved only three things: his mother, surfing, and Lam. But he was young and short-sighted. All he saw was a chance to escape the waves of Rhode Island’s Ruggles and surf the world. When he retired, the call of those cold Atlantic waves drew him
home again, to the love he left behind.

Can two men who lost their way find each other once more?

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Bewitching Book Tours Review: FISH WIELDER by J.R.R.R (Jim) Hardison

Published August 24, 2016 by The Author

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Fish Wielder
J.R.R.R (Jim) Hardison

YA Epic Fantasy
Fish Wielder Series (Book 1)
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing, LLC
Publishing Date: August 23, 2016

Book Description:

Fish Wielder is kind of like Lord of the Rings, set in Narnia, if it was written by the guys who made Monty Python and the Holy Grail while they were listening to the music of They Might Be Giants.

In ancient times, the Dark Lord Mauron cooked the most powerful magic chocolate dessert ever made, the Pudding of Power.

One thousand and two years later, the evil leader of the Bad Religion, the Heartless One, is trying to recover the lost pudding in order to enslave the peoples of Grome. Only the depressed barbarian warrior Thoral Might Fist and his best friend, Brad the talking Koi fish, have a chance to save the world of Grome from destruction, but that’s going to take a ridiculous amount of magic and mayhem.

Thus begins the epically silly epic fantasy of epic proportions, Fish Wielder—book one of the Fish Wielder Trilogy.

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Barclay Publicity Spotlight: THE BROKEN SERIES by

Published August 23, 2016 by The Author

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Join Forever Red Publishing and Barclay Publicity in celebrating the release of Maegan Abel’s THE BROKEN SERIES BOX SET today! This sizzling box set includes 3 full-length novels and one novella. Titles included arePerfectly Broken, Unforgivably Broken, Broken Holidays – A Broken Series Novella, and Silently Broken! Grab this wonderful set now for just $9.99!!

About The Broken Series Box Set:

Title: The Broken Series Box Set
Author: Maegan Abel
Publisher: Forever Red Publishing
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781941853375

“Sometimes, when you take the broken pieces and combine them, you get something even more beautiful.”

Life will never be the same.

People always say things like that and you never really believe them, but it’s the truth. One day, you think you have your life all figured out and then a single event starts a chain reaction you can’t seem to stop…

Zane Tishler and Lili Cortez fit in perfectly with the party crowd of Sin City locals. They’ve spent two years honing a finely tuned system to bag and tag tourists with no strings attached. Sex is just sex, after all. But when dangerous shadows from the past start to reappear, things get complicated. Best friends and roommates, they never expected to find what they’d both been searching for in each other, but sometimes those who know us best forgive our sins the easiest.

Through shootings, fires, and a multitude of secrets and lies, can they both survive?

Even if they do, can their love?

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Xpresso Book Tours Blitz: STING by Sandra Brown!

Published August 18, 2016 by The Author



Sting
Sandra Brown
Published by: Grand Central
Publication date: August 16th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

When Shaw Kinnard encounters the incongruously elegant Jordie Bennet in a seen-better-days bayou bar, it’s not love at first sight. He’s there to kill her. Instead, he abducts her, eager to get hold of the $30 Million her brother has pocketed from his badly bent boss. Now they are on the run from said boss—and the FBI.

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Bewitching Book Tours Review: ENCHANTED GUARDIAN by Sharon Ashwood

Published August 17, 2016 by The Author

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Enchanted Guardian

Camelot Reborn Series

Book Two

Sharon Ashwood

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne

Date of Publication: August 1 2016

ISBN: 978-0373009763

ASIN: B01CNMT0DK

Number of pages: 300

Word Count: 85000
Book Description:

Enchanted Guardian- A love of legendary proportion

In another time, in a place once known as Camelot, they had been lovers. Torn apart by betrayal and lies, Lancelot Du Lac and Nimueh, the Lady of the Lake, had each suffered greatly.

But the magic of the fae had reawakened a man once trapped in stone, and Lancelot was determined to find his long lost love. Only, Nim was desperate to hide her fae soul, as she was marked for death by their mutual enemy.

Though centuries apart had not diminished their passion, they would once again face a dangerous test to prove each was the other’s destiny.

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