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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Audiobook Tour & Giveaway: Dragonia by Craig A. Price, Jr.

Author: Craig A. Price Jr.
Narrator: Reuben Corbett
Length: 5 hours and 46 minutes
Series: Dragonia Empire, Book 1
Publisher: Craig A. Price Jr.
Released: May 30, 2018
Genre: Epic Fantasy

The Resistance struggles to find a way to defeat the Dragonia Empire; all hope seems lost against the dragon riders, until they discover an island full of wyverns. Devarius has lost everything. His parents murdered, his sister kidnapped, and the new village he called home: destroyed. The Dragonia Empire has gotten out of control, destroying anything and everything in its path searching for the Resistance. Devarius is left with little choice but to find the Resistance, join them, and hope he can help them defeat the Dragonia Empire once and for all to bring peace to the land of Kaeldroga.



Craig A. Price Jr. is a USA Today Bestselling Author. His novel, The Crimson Claymore, an Epic Fantasy Adventure novel that has garnered millions of reads, was featured in fantasy, had more than 17,000 votes, and more than 1,000 comments/reviews on the social networking platform for readers and writers, Wattpad.

Narrator Bio


Reuben Corbett is a professional voice actor and narrator. He has a very dynamic voice with a general american accent. He does high quality voice overs.
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Author Craig A. Price Jr.: Reasons to be an Audio Book Listener
You know, I hear an argument all the time. What is better? Paperback, eBook, or Audio. And a lot of the time, I see people who either read paperback or eBook shame people who listen to audio, calling them ‘lazy’, or not ‘real’ readers. I don’t know what’s happened in our culture the past few years, but the land social media really brings out the bad, hypocritical, and criticism of people. This is the reason why I’m so against the “Common Core” math that has been forced upon the recent generation of American children. Growing up, I learned many things from school and from my parents. One of the most important lessons is: everyone is different. And it’s okay to be different. We’re all unique, and we’re all wonderful. There is no “one” way to do math. What is 9 x 4? 9 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 36. 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 36. 9 + 9 = 18 + 18 = 36. 4 x 4 = 16 + 16 = 32 + 4 = 36. 4-1 = 3 tenths and 9-3 = 6 ones : 36. Put 10 fingers in the air, count 4 from left to right, put that finger down. You have three fingers on the left, or 3 10s, then you have six on the right of the downed finger, or 6 ones. 36. There is no one way to get there. Any different people have an easier time with a different path. In school, we learned about different types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. Each learning type responds best to a different method of teaching. There are people who read a book and retain more than those who listen to a book. However, there are people who retain more who listen to it than read. And there are people who read and listen to their favorite book because they want all they can get out of it. Now, why should you listen to a book? Well first, if you’re skeptical, take the boring narrator out of the equation. If you’re thinking about that guy who used to do the “Dry-Eyes” Visine commercials, then you’re listening to the wrong narrator. You need to think of a narrator like Robin Williams. Someone who can do voices for each character. Someone engaging, who keeps you so involved, that you almost think a movie is going on inside your head! Those are the audio books that are fantastic. So if you’re on the fence about audio books, first, find a fantastic narrator. Then, give it a shot. The best thing about audio? You can “read” anywhere. In your car, while you’re doing the dishes, or mowing the grass, or even at work! I used to love using Plugfones. (Earphones that have the protection of earplugs!) I love audio, and have listened to hundreds of audio books. And I’m super excited about my series: Dragonia, because the narrator does a fantastic job with fantastic voices for each character! 

Q&A with Paedyn
  1. What would you do if you found a penguin in the freezer?
Invite it to dinner. Probably play some dice. Show it how to make fire. It ought to get pretty cold in that freezer, ehy?
  1. If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?
I would be a ravishingly good looking one. And I’d probably be on fire.
  1. Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
The duck sized horses would be really cute, but I’d totally want to fight a horse sized duck. And then I would want to ride it. I mean, imagine that, riding a giant duck into battle? I would be all, swish-swish-swish, fear the ol’mighty duck! Taste the end of my rapier! Quack! Oh, wow, could you imagine if I rode a fire-breathing horse-sized duck into battle? All would fear me!
  1. How would you sell hot cocoa in Florida?
In a dragon mug. Everyone likes dragons. And the reason it’s so hot is because it’s made with fire.
  1. How many basketballs would fit in this room?
At least two-hundred and thirty-seven. The problem is … I think my dragon would eat them!
  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
Freakishly Firey Fire. I’d be the hottest addition!
  1. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
So, I farted while my dragon burped. You see, he has firey burps. And let’s just say I flew without him this time.
  1. Describe the color yellow to someone who is blind.
It’s a cold day. Frozen flakes hit your face as you step in soft, cushony paradise. Snow. It is on the ground all around you. You’re cold. You shiver. You pee into the snow. Suddenly you’re warm and tingly all over. Yellow.
  1. If you were a pizza deliveryman how would you benefit from scissors?
I would cut flowers out of people’s yards, you know, to help trim things up. Or, you know, find some beautiful girl to give them to. You know, a dragon might be more helpful. And I totally have one of those. What if I delivered pizzas on the back of a flying dragon? And heated the pizzas with the fire of dragons’ breath! Yes. Totally.
  1. Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?
So you can gently rub it on your face. Then you can throw it in the air. Now you need a dragon for this next part. Catch it on fire! Fuzzy burns.
  1. If you could throw a parade of any caliber through your office, what type of parade would it be?
Dragon Fire Party. Enough said.
  1. What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?
Tell everyone that it would have been safer to ride a dragon!
  1. If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them how would you choose which ones to answer?
Any emails that had the word ‘Boat’ in the subject.
  1. If you could have a machine that produced $100 dollars for life, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
Less than a hundred dollars. I mean, if you’re only going to profit a total of a hundred dollars, why would you spent more?
  1. How lucky are you and why?
I’m totally lucky. Just ask your partner. And, I have a dragon.
  1. If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wannabe by Spice Girls. I tell yah what I want, what I really really want, FIRE, DRAGONS, BOATS I wanna I wanna I wanna zigga zik ahhaha.
  1. If you could get rid of any one state, which would it be and why?
California. Fire breathing dragons aren’t safe there.
  1. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
poderosamente caliente aquí, arrastrar! He’s never fit in and wants to be in warmer climate.
  1. You’re in a room with three light switches, each of which controls one of three light bulbs in the next room. You need to determine which switch controls which bulb. All lights are off to begin, and you can’t see into one room from the other. You can inspect the other room only once. How can you find out which switches are connected to which bulbs?
Have my dragon light up the room. Then eat all the light bulbs. Wait, what’s the question again?
  1. How would people communicate in a perfect world?
  1. Why are manhole covers round?
Because ale.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Secrets That Shape Us by W.L. Brooks

The Secrets That Shape Us
by: W.L. Brooks
Series: The McKay Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Returning home was just the beginning, but staying…might be her end.
After uncovering a devastating secret, Casey McKay left her beloved home town and pretended not to look back. For years, the truth her sisters hid from her has kept her away. Now, in desperate need of Casey’s help, her sisters have hired a PI to find her.
As a private investigator, Ryan Keller is used to getting into sticky situations, but nothing could have prepared him for the likes of Ms. McKay. Unable to resist her appeal for help, Ryan returns with her to Blue Creek. Little do they know they are walking right into a deadly plot to destroy the McKay sisters.
The closer they get to the truth, the harder it is for them to resist temptation. But succumbing to their desires puts Ryan in the crosshairs of a vengeful foe. To save them, Casey must face her past and the secrets that have shaped her.

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Releasing October 22. Pre-order your copy today!
Available on The Wild Rose Press: Paperback | Digital

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Save the Date! Follow the book tour from October 22 - November 3, 2018.
Visit each tour stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and more! To check the latest tour schedule, visit the The Secrets That Shape Us Book Page at Book Unleashed.
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About W.L. Brooks

W.L. Brooks
W. L. Brooks likes to write like she reads with a bit of mystery, romance, suspense, and, to keep it interesting, the occasional dash of the paranormal. Living in Western North Carolina she is currently working on her next novel.
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Blitz: Billion Dollar Bear by Catherine Vale

Title: Billion Dollar Bear
Author: Catherine Vale
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Jericho Knight isn't going to settle for the routine life his clan insists that he lead. If they had their way, he'd be mated to the obnoxious Ravena Hastings just because she's of royal descent, even though the she-bear does nothing to light his fire. He needs to escape the ordinary, and find out what really turns him on, and what will truly make him happy. Even if it's just for a weekend. 

Becca Donaldson is a good-girl who has followed the rules her entire life. Never trust strangers, if you have nothing nice to say - don't say anything at all, and of course, never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for her, she's about to come face to face with a man who is intent on upsetting her simple, organized life, and forcing her to break every one of those rules. 

And this handsome alpha knows exactly how to make an otherwise good-girl behave very, very badly. She doesn't stand a chance. 

Note To Readers: This is a scorching hot erotic romance story with intense sex scenes that will make you squirm in your seat. If I've done my job you'll be left reeling from this story, as you let Jericho Knight claim you as his only an alpha bear can. Do not read this story if you are even remotely offended by graphic sexual content. This story has plot, has energy, and has substance - but it also has a LOT of hot sex. You've been warned. ;)

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Vale writes urban fantasy stories of magic and mayhem and paranormal romance.

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Tour & Giveaway: Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller

Island on Fire
Sophie Schiller
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Historical, Thriller

In the lush, tropical world of Martinique where slavery is a distant memory and voodoo holds sway, Emilie Dujon discovers that her fiancé, a rich sugar planter, has been unfaithful. Desperate to leave him, she elicits the aid of a voodoo witch doctor and is lured into a shadowy world of black magic and extortion. When the volcano known as Mount Pelée begins to rumble and spew ash, she joins a scientific committee sent to investigate the crater. During the journey she meets Lt. Denis Rémy, an army officer with a mysterious past.

At the summit, the explorers discover that a second crater has formed and the volcano appears to be on the verge of eruption. But when they try to warn the governor, he orders them to bury the evidence for fear of upsetting the upcoming election. As the pressure builds, a deadly mudslide inundates Emilie’s plantation and she disappears. With ash and cinders raining down, chaos ensues. Left with no choice, Lt. Rémy deserts his post and sets off on a desperate quest to rescue Emilie. But with all roads blocked, can they escape the doomed city of St. Pierre before it’s too late?

Boom! An explosion like cannon fire rocked the carriage. In the distance, the volcano appeared to be glowing. The blast was followed by a loud rumbling noise and tremors that shook the earth. The horses whinnied and reared, and the elderly West Indian driver struggled to control them. “Ho! Ho!” he cried, pulling on the reins. Emilie feared the ground would split open beneath them, swallowing them up. Even Lucien looked terrified. The gas lamps swayed, and roof tiles smashed to the ground. A swarm of people hurried past their carriage on their way to the cathedral, crossing themselves and uttering prayers out loud.
Emilie’s muslin dress was soaked with sweat. Heat and humidity hung in the air like a wet blanket. She glanced over at Lucien, but he was staring at the smoldering volcano with a mixture of fear and awe. Dear God, she prayed, please don’t let me die together with Lucien. Not here, not now. Shutters flew open as fearful residents peered out into the darkness. A few horses broke free of their reins and were galloping down the street, chased by their furious owners. How quickly panic took over the frightened residents.
The carriage ground to a halt. Emilie pushed open the carriage door and scrambled outside. Lucien and Violette joined her, and they stood by the side of the road, watching the scene unfold before them like spectators to a disaster. Ash and volcanic dust rained down on their heads while the ground continued to shake. Emilie gazed up at the summit of Mount Pelée, but an ominous film of clouds blotted out the moon, reducing her world to utter darkness.

Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies. She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. Kirkus Reviews called her “an accomplished thriller and historical adventure writer”. Her latest novel is Island on Fire, a thriller about the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century. She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Tour & Giveaway: Behind the Door by Mary Sangiovanni

Kathy Ryan #1 
by Mary SanGiovanni
Genre: Horror 
Pub Date: 8/28/2018

Occult specialist Kathy Ryan returns in this thrilling novel of paranormal horror from Mary SanGiovanni, the author of Chills . . .

Some doors should never be opened . . .

In the rural town of Zarepath, deep in the woods on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, stands the Door. No one knows where it came from, and no one knows where it leads. For generations, folks have come to the Door seeking solace or forgiveness. They deliver a handwritten letter asking for some emotional burden to be lifted, sealed with a mixture of wax and their own blood, and slide it beneath the Door. Three days later, their wish is answered—for better or worse.

Kari is a single mother, grieving over the suicide of her teenage daughter. She made a terrible mistake, asking the powers beyond the Door to erase the memories of her lost child. And when she opened the Door to retrieve her letter, she unleashed every sin, secret, and spirit ever trapped on the other side.

Now, it falls to occultist Kathy Ryan to seal the door before Zarepath becomes hell on earth . . .

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In the town of Zarephath, Pennsylvania, just past the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border and northwest of Dingmans Ferry out by the Delaware Water Gap, there is a Door.

Many stories about it form a particularly colorful subset of the local lore of the town and its surrounding woods, streams, and lakes. Most of them relate the same essential series of events, beginning with a burden of no small psychological impact, progressing to a twilight trip through the southwestern corner of the woods near Zarephath, and arriving at a door. Numerous variations detail what, exactly, must be presented at the door and how, but ultimately, these stories end with an unburdening of the soul and, more or less, happy endings. It is said “more or less” because such endings are arbitrarily more or less agreeable to the individuals involved than the situations prior to their visit to the Door of Zarephath. More times than not, the “less” wins out.

There are some old folks in town, snow- and storm cloud–haired sept and octogenarians who sip coffee and people-watch from the local diner or gather on front porches at dusk or over the counter at Ed’s Hardware to trade stories of Korea and Vietnam, and in one venerable case, World War II, and it’s said they know a thing or two about that door. The old-timers remember the desperation of postwar addictions and nightmares and what they used to call shell shock, of families they couldn’t help wearing down or beating up or tearing apart, despite their best efforts to hold things together. They remember carrying burdens, often buried but never very deeply, beneath their conscious thoughts, burdens that crawled their way up from oblivion and into nightmares and flashbacks when the darkness of booze or even just the night took over men who had once been children and who were expected to be men. They remember late-night pilgrimages through the forest on the outskirts of town, trekking miles in through rain or dark or frost-laced wind to find that door, and lay their sins and sorrows at its feet. And they remember that sometimes, forgetting proved to be worse. 

The old women too remember bruises and battered faces and blackouts. They remember cheating husbands and cancers and unwanted pregnancies and miscarriages and daughters being touched where they shouldn’t by men who should have protected them. The old women remember the Door in Zarephath being a secret, almost sacred equalizer that older women imparted to younger women, a means of power passed from one group whose hands were socially and conventionally tied to another. And they remember watching strong women fall apart under the weight of that power.

And these old folks remember trying once to burn the door down, but of course, that hadn’t worked. The Door in Zarephath won’t burn because it isn’t made of any wood of this earth, anything beholden to the voracious appetite of fire. It had an appetite of its own that night, and no one has tried to burn it down since. Rather, the old-timers have learned to stay away from it, for the most part, to relegate the knowledge of its location and its promises to the same dusty old chests in the mind that the worst of their war stories are kept. There’s an unspoken agreement that as far as the Door in Zarephath goes, the young people can fend for themselves. While the folks in Zarephath won’t stop a person from using the Door, they aren’t usually inclined to help anyone use it. Not in the open, and not just anyone who asks about it. Behind some doors are rooms hidden for good cause in places human beings were probably never meant to know about—rooms meant never to be entered—and the old folks of Zarephath understand that for reasons they may never know, they were given a skeleton key to one such room. There’s a responsibility in that, the kind whose true gravity is maybe only recognized by those with enough years and experience and mistakes left behind to really grasp it.

People often say the old-folks’ generation were stoic, used to getting by with very little and largely of a mind frame not prone to histrionic anxiety or useless worry. People say it has to do with surviving the Depression and growing up in a simpler, more rugged time. But for the old folks in Zarephath, the strength of their fiber comes from what they remember—and from what they have come to accept forgetting. It comes from what they no longer choose to lay before the Door.

Mary SanGiovanni is the author of the Bram Stoker nominated novel The Hollower, its sequels Found You and The Triumvirate, Thrall, Chaos, Savage Woods, Chills—which introduced occult security consultant Kathy Ryan—as well as the novellas For Emmy, Possessing Amy, and The Fading Place, as well as numerous short stories. She has been writing fiction for over a decade, has a masters in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, and is a member of The Authors Guild, Penn Writers, and International Thriller Writers. Her website is

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