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'Til Death Do Us Part (Lily Drake Book #2) ~ New Release

New Release from author T. Michelle NelsonWith a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military, Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect, until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.

The hard-working super mom / vampire slayer, Lily Drake, has just learned problems still exist even after you become immortal.

As everyone knows, even if you find the perfect guy, you don't always get a happily-ever-after. Lily may have found temporary happiness being a newlywed, but the honeymoon is over. When she finds her husband going out for late night bites with another woman, Lily has to fight to try and regain what she wants most, love and a happy family.

If Lily thought being a single mom was hard, she’ll find being married can be a bloody mess.

Now available! Visit to order your copy today!

Life and Death of Lily Drake – Have you read the first book …

'Til Death Do Us Part (Lily Drake Book #2) Guest Post by author T. Michelle Nelson

'Til Death Do Us Part, the 2nd book in the Lily Drake series is set to release in just 3 days! We have author T. Michelle Nelson here as a guest posting about her series inspiration and setting.

From Mount Vernon, Ohio to New Orleans?
I love that I made the setting for the Lily Drake series my hometown. Mount Vernon is a great place with tons of history, but I wanted to mix things up a bit in the newest book. Few places are as historical, over-the-top and exciting as New Orleans.

I take a vacation there every year. From the first moment I set foot in the French Quarter I was in love. Someday I will call New Orleans home. So naturally, it got thrown in the book and really – what better place to have vampires? It’s been done time and time again, but that’s because New Orleans is the type of place you can really imagine anything happening.

My vampires, Rose, Mathias and Valentine are all quite old. Needing a place where they could have had some history centuries ago, yet st…

Moonlit by Jadie Jones - Book Blast - April 17th

Eighteen-year-old Tanzy Hightower knows horses, has grown up with them on Wildwood Farm. She also knows not to venture beyond the trees that line the pasture. Things happen out there that can’t be explained. Or undone. Worse, no one but she and the horses can see what lurks in the shadows of the woods.
When a moonlit ride turns into a terrifying chase, Tanzy is left to question everything, from the freak accident that killed her father to the very blood in her veins. Broken and confused, she turns to Lucas, a scarred, beautiful stranger, and to Vanessa, a charming new friend who has everything Tanzy doesn’t.
But why do they seem to know more about her than she knows herself?

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"Virginia's trees look like they're burning. Most of them blaze crimson or gold, but some still have a chokehold on their green. I wish they'd give it up already. Leaves are more beautiful when they're dying.&…

The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich Book Review - Blog Tour April 12th

The Silver Sphere Book Review

Blurb: Shelby Pardow never imagined killing someone. That's about to change.

While hiding from her troubled father in the local library, Shelby stares at a flashing instant message on her computer: YOU ARE NEEDED. She discovers a portal that opens and teleports her to the planet Azimuth, where soldiers await. Here, she is not a child but a warrior, Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members imprisoned by Malefic Cacoethes, the daunting leader of the Nightlanders.

Malefic, the evil spawn of the demon Biskara, razes towns and cities in his quest to rule Azimuth, and yearns to turn his forces against Earth. Yet every time Biskara gets close to achieving his malevolent goals, the Assembly uses the Silver Sphere, a sophisticated armillary device, to thwart him.

With the Assembly deposed, Biskara directing Malefic's conquests, and the Silver Sphere out of reach, Shelby is thrust into an unforgettable quest with her fellow Kin. She must learn to kill an…

AWD Commentary: Defiance, SF Channel's New Original Show & Game (I'm shocked as well :-))

After taking a much needed break from the stress of the book publishing world and a barrage of wedding planning, I'm excited to be back to losing myself in a new game. I had been waffling over getting the new Defiance MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) Game. Looking at the costs, the risks of the play factor (I'm not a huge shooter game fan but I love SF RPG games as there aren't enough of them) and whether the world building would be as fun as it looked, I'm happy to say that I am having fun again! It's not as immersive as Mass Effect 2 (my all time fave) or Dragon Age: Origins but the potential is there for this to be a nice tie-in to the upcoming SF Channel show.

A bit of background, I remember when the SF channel was coming and various staple actors in the genre urged viewers to order it from our cable station. It boasted awesome classic shows from Lost in Space, The Twilight Zone, Time Tunnel, VR-5, Land of the Lost, Dark Shadows, The Bionic Man and Star Trek j…

Kick Butt Characters Hop Winner!

Thanks to all who entered the hop for Kick Butt Characters. I had a blast going out with a bang a I'll be holding off on hops for a while as I transition into a blog hop hiatus (for a short time) and then a short blogging hiatus thereafter.

The winner of this hop is:

Jennifer G W
Hope everyone had a fun time! See you around the book stalls! 

Blue Hearts of Mars Blog Tour ~ Guest Post by author Nicole Grotepas

So I had this line running through my head, probably in relation to someone I'd interacted with: "He was more machine than man." And I liked the way it sounded.

I wrote it down.

What if he was a machine, and less a man? But what if he looked like a man and behaved like a man? And then I wondered, "What if we could create a being that was exactly like a human in every way? He could breathe, had a heart, organs, a brain, a personality? Would he then be human?"

The next line formed.

It was kind of like that skit from Monty Python, when Thomas Hardy is writing The Return of the Native. There was a crowd cheering for me and everything, with gasps and awes at my deletions and additions.

No, really. But in an ideal world, writing would be a spectator sport. Right?

In terms of the concepts, the idea at the core of Blue Hearts of Mars is very old, going so far back as Frankenstein and probably even further, like back to a time when some dude wanted to turn a …

Starseed Blog Tour - Guest Post by author Liz Gruder

UFOs and Paranormal Activity --or the “U” in UFOs


Liz Gruder

One summer evening when I was about nine, I saw a group of UFOs.I’d been riding bikes with my best friend Connie.At the street corner we stopped. In the sky was a group of white lights. Strangely, they pulsated and then expanded in diameter. The hairs on my arms rose as I asked, “Why are there so many full moons in the sky?”We knew full well these weren’t moons. This was something else. While in awe, we were simultaneously terrified as the glowing moons hovered above us.

Humans try to categorize things and make sense of what we experience based on previous experience. So calling them “full moons” was the only thing, in my limited experience, that could categorize this sighting.

Connie was impressed with the sighting too. In school, she made a copper plate depiction of us playing “ball” with the lights in the sky. She still has it.

Connie and I know that UFOs exist—because we’ve seen them. But remember that the “U” stands for “Un…