Thursday, May 21, 2015

City Owl Press Celebration - A Touch of Darkness sale!

As City Owl Press prepares for the official Grand Opening on June 1st, we're kicking off the party early with a sale! A TOUCH OF DARKNESS is on sale now for only $0.99 until May 31st! Grab your copy today!

New Edition: eBook
Price: $2.99
Sale Price: $0.99
Ends May 31, 2015
Cassie Durrett dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. She's working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she ...well, whenever. 

So, when mystery man, Gabe, walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when his predictions start to come true, she'll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality. 

Pretty soon Gabe has her running half way across the country in search of answers. As a bond grows between them, Cassie worries not about losing her mind to the paranormal madness, nor her life to hellish monsters. Rather her deepest fear is surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace. 
 


Urban Fantasy
Book 1 in the the Key series

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak - Cover Reveal


BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak
(Alexa Crushed #1)
Publication date: May 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town shortly after, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. But just as her feelings for her old friend begin to blossom, Ethan returns. Now Alexa must choose—the perfect boyfriend or the wild, thrilling bad boy. It’s a choice that changes her life forever.


AUTHOR BIO:
 
T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She was the closet nerd who hid her love of reading and writing short stories and poetry when she was younger. Back then it wasn’t considered cool to be into those types of activities for pleasure, whereas today you have TV shows, movies and books that glamourize that being a nerd is actually cool.

T. lives in a quiet, little, country town south of where she grew up. She is happily married to an amazing man who supports her in everything she does and spoils her rotten. They have a crazy little Shih Tzu named Harley. He's their fur-baby and even though he’s a pain in the arse most days, they love the little guy. She has an obsession with cars, especially fast ones. She enjoys her music louder than anyone should. Admittedly it’s to drown out hearing her own singing voice, or lack thereof. When she’s not at work or busy writing you can find her curled up reading a book on her Kindle with a glass of wine or Dirty Shirley.

T. lost touch with her creative side and stepped off the path of all things written in her early twenties. Six years ago, her passion for reading was rekindled. She began to utilize reading as a way to escape everyday chaos. Late 2013 she began journal writing. After a couple of months of journaling T. realized that this form of writing wasn't keeping her interest nor was it helping her to relax. After that realization settled in she changed the direction of her writing. Her creative aspirations were flowing once again and she happily embraced it. As her fingers started to dance across her keyboard she began to see her fictional characters begin to breathe life. Writing was only supposed to be a way for the new author to relax, but a story was born and T.R. Cupak is excited to be releasing her self-published debut novel, Alexa Crushed.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quote of the Day


No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

~ Buddha

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour Book Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway


Book & Author details:

Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour
(Ignite The Shadows #1)
Published by: HarperVoyager
Publication date: April 23rd 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.
Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.
Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.
She’s infected.

Purchase
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Guest Post - Top Best Book Boyfriends by Ingrid Seymour

Mostly you will find that I favor book boyfriends from YA fiction. YA is the genre of my heart and so are the male protagonists in my favorite YA books. Especially, Akiva. Oh, Akiva!

Akiva - Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Gansey – The Raven Boys
Peeta - The Hunger Games
Jaime Fraiser - Outlander
Perry - Under The Never Sky
Kishan – Tiger’s Curse
Mr. Darcy – Pride And Prejudice
Chaol – Throne of Glass
Sean – The Scorpio Races
Po - Graceling

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

AUTHOR BIO:
Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager, April 23rd, 2015). When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She is a dreamer and a fighter who believes perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true.

She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, two kids and a cat named Mimi.

Author links:
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You can find other stop on the Ignite The Shadows tour here: Tour Schedule

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bittersweet by Michele Barrow-Belisle - Blitz and Giveaway

 
 Book & Author Details:

Bittersweet by Michele Barrow-Belisle
(Faerie Song Trilogy #2)
Publication date: March 24th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, seventeen year old Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargains she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her high school friends and her supernatural boyfriend, despite the dark magic growing within her. Love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible veil between the two worlds is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to exploring her new found powers. But when her friends fall ill, and her healing touch only makes things worse, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if she's responsible.

Nightmares from the Nevermore tighten their icy hold when someone arrives determined to destroy Lorelei’s world, starting with those closest to her. Once again she’s forced to choose between her family… her friends… and a love that was ill-fated from the start.



Purchase:
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AUTHOR BIO:
A dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and loves so well. A fan of all things romantic, her young adult novels are populated with scintillating witches, vampires and fey.  Her bestselling debut book series Fire and Ice (Faerie Song Trilogy) was optioned for a major motion picture this year. Michele resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her never-ending obsession with reading, writing and most importantly… chocolate. 

She also loves shoes.

Did we mention the chocolate?

Author links:
 
Michele in her own words:
 
13 Little Known facts About Me:
By Michele Barrow-Belisle
1.      My debut novel series Fire & Ice was optioned for a movie. We sold the film right, audio right and foreign langue rights all in the same month. Soon, I’ll be reading a copy of Fire & Ice in Turkish. How cool is that!??
2.      I’m a polymer clay sculptor. My favourite things to sculpt are faeries and miniature clay food.
3.      I secretly have a fascination with pirates. And mermaids. And vampires. True story.
4.      I’m a Libra. And as balanced as they come ;)
5.      I really love chocolate. Ok, so that’s not exactly top secret. But it’s a fact none the less.
6.      I live with my amazing husband who rides a motorcycle, my incredible son who’s also an incredible writer and artist,  and a cat with a princess complex… she truly believes our entire reason for being is to see to her every whim.
7.      A few years ago, I got a call from a producer of the Dr. Phil Show who wanted to feature my lifelike babydolls.
8.      When I went to John Taylor from Duran Duran’s book signing event, I signed a copy of my book and gave it to him. Pretty cheeky, I know.
9.      My sister in law Tami was the first person to read FIRE & ICE after I wrote it. She loved it and that gave me the encouragement to move forward.
10.  I once modelled for a clothing company called President Stone. For a while there were larger-than-life posters of me plastered all over Montreal, on buses, subway stations and in movie theatres. The company went out of business. Totally not my fault.
11.  I used to sculpt collectible dolls for a company called Paradise Galleries. They also went out of business. Again, not my fault.
12.  I adore my life and feel incredibly grateful to be able to spend my days doing what I love to do surrounded by such amazing family, friends and collaborators!
13.  Umm, let’s see, what else… did I mention the chocolate?

Giveaway: Leave a comment for a chance to win one (1) ebook copy of Bittersweet. Winner will be announced on May 19th.
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