September 23, 2019

Complete Firstborn Trilogy + I DO Only 99 Cents Thru 10-28!

To celebrate Halloween (my favorite holiday!), I’m responding to reader requests to put the Firstborn Trilogy bundle on sale. This bundle is the only way you can get “I Do,” an exclusive Estilorian short story about Tate and Zachariah’s wedding. Between now and 10/28, you can get the bundle and short story for the sweet price of only 99 cents!

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Grab the Firstborn Trilogy + I Do for 99 Cents Today:

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Excerpt from I Do

During their travels, Tate had met other Mercesti like Zachariah and his chosen class leaders. But then there were Mercesti like these, she thought sourly, bringing up her nunchucks to block a slicing sword. Mercesti who refused to fall in line with Zachariah’s leadership. Mercesti who thought they should have the right to take anything they wanted, including the lives of any Estilorians who got in their way.

Mercesti who stood between her and her wedding day.

This group was larger than most of the others had been, Tate observed as she used Tiege’s bent knee to launch herself at another opponent. They were also more trained and organized.

Their leader was a tall, dark-skinned male named Cain. Zachariah had barely approached Cain and introduced himself before the aggressive male and his followers raised their weapons to fight. It seemed they had already heard of Zachariah’s ascension to elder and had been seeking him out to challenge him. Now, Cain and Zachariah were battling across the forest clearing where the combat had initiated.

Fighting this group was the last thing Tate had wanted, though. She had even asked Zachariah to pass them by. After all, she, Zachariah, Tiege, Ariana, and the Mercesti who had been invited to the wedding were on their way to the protected area surrounding her family’s home. Her mother and aunts were all waiting for them to arrive to begin the celebration.

Her stubborn avowed could not be swayed, however. Tate wasn’t actually that upset about the delay. She was proud of Sparky’s determination to clean up his class and integrate them with the nine other Estilorian classes. But lord, she was tired.

She had lost count of the number of small battles they had waged since Eirik’s defeat. It felt as though they finished one battle, got a few hours of sleep, and headed on to the next. Yes, there were days when they met up with friendly Mercesti and took some time to introduce themselves and get to know them, but those moments hardly made up for the time they were fighting.

We’ll wrap this up soon enough, Beautiful.

Tate heard her avowed’s thought as she spun out of the way of an axe’s downward swing. Her gaze lifted to Zachariah’s across clearing. She realized she had unintentionally broadcasted her thoughts to him.

I know, Sparky, she returned.

If she could keep herself focused, she privately added.

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#Utopia Go Fund Me Blog Hop #Giveaway

As we jump into the FIFTH year of the amazing UtopiaCon, we want to give back to the organizers who have given so much inspiration and support to us. A conference of this magnitude–of this level of MAGIC–is not cheap.

Over the past few months, we’ve learned that organizers, friends, and even family have come forward and given from their own personal funds in order to help move Utopia forward another year, and we want to pay them back. We want to FIGHT FOR OUR WRITE and do our part to help.

This year especially, we’d like to make sure the Utopia team  goes into planning sessions with an extra boost to the conference’s bottom line.

So if you’ve ever been touched by Utopia, or if you love any of the authors, bloggers, or readers who have, please take a moment to give a few dollars. This will insure that the inspiration continues.

We hope you’ll be led to give from the heart…but to sweeten the deal, we have some MAJORLY EPIC incentives! In addition to what you’ll get from the Go Fund Me organizers (see the donation page to read about those), you’ll also get entered to win any one of these amazing raffle prizes listed in the Rafflecopter below!

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And in order to help convey the magical sense of community Utopia has instilled in its attendees, I want everyone to know that…

WITHOUT UTOPIA I NEVER WOULD HAVE….

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There is no purchase or donation necessary to enter the drawing, but we encourage you to give even just $10 in order to help move us toward our big goal. And don’t forget, every donation of at least $10 earns you FREE books!

How to enter:

  1. Go visit #UtopiaLove’s Go Fund Me page and make a small donation (this isn’t necessary, but we would be so jazzed if you did this first! AND this earns you an automatic prize based on your donation level. Check your email to collect.)

  2. Click through any one of the Rafflecopter entry methods. Complete the necessary item and get entered for all of the raffle prizes listed below.

  3. Click through to the list of other participating authors & bloggers to read how Utopia has changed them!

That’s it! Thanks!

 

Participating Blogs:

Shantella Benson

S.M. Boyce

Stacey Marie Brown

Susan Burdorf

Shelley Custer

Komali da Silva

Amy Evans

Ginny Gallagher

Heather Hildenbrand

Karen Hooper

PK Hrezo

Elisabeth Kauffman

Carlyle Labuschagne

Patti Larsen

Liz Long

Jo Michaels

Michaela Mills

Kallie Ross

Raine Thomas

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DECEIVE Launch #Giveaway + the Daughters of Saraqael Turn 4!

Let’s Celebrate, Y’all!

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The big news today, of course, is that Deceive (an Estilorian Novel) is now LIVE! I’ve been waiting for months now to share this book with the world. I can’t wait to see what you think of Eden and Connor’s story!

To celebrate the launch, I’m hosting a giveaway…and not just a little one. You could win a brand new Kindle Fire! You’ll find the entry form at the end of the post. I hope you’ll help spread the news about the launch and the giveaway, and of course, I hope you’ll grab your copy today!

Book Blurb:

When the elders imprisoned Metis, they took every precaution to protect the Estilorian plane against her evil.

It wasn’t enough.

Now she’s escaped, and no one is safe. Fueled by hatred, she wastes no time imposing vengeance on those who captured her. She knows the surest way to destroy their lives is by taking what they love most, and she begins with a child named Eden.

Years later, Eden remembers none of her former life. She serves her “Master,” unaware of the family still searching for her. But as her eighteenth birthday approaches, memories begin to surface, and she questions her circumstances for the first time.

Eden’s confusion mounts when she’s joined by Connor, a handsome Elphresti male who reveals things that shatter her reality. They’ll end up on the run, knowing they can trust only each other. After all, Metis will stop at nothing to get them back, and she thrives on her ability to deceive.

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One More Reason to Celebrate

Today, the Daughters of Saraqael turn four. If that isn’t reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is!

It’s so hard to believe that it’s been four years since I hit “Publish” on Becoming, Central, and Foretold. On that day, I had about 100 Twitter followers and less than 20 followers on Facebook. I knew next to nothing about book publishing and marketing. In looking back, I can’t help but wonder how I got where I am today by bumbling along. I can only be grateful for all of the support I’ve received along the way!

Over the past four years, I’ve connected with hundreds of readers and other authors. I’ve sold tens of thousands of books. I’ve won multiple awards and the Daughters trilogy has been optioned for film. And there’s even more news to come…

Thank you so much for supporting me and my books. Deceive is a gift to my readers for your unwavering support of the Estilorians. I hope to share more with you soon!

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Cover Reveal: IGNITE (a Broken Novel) by Carlyle Labuschagne

 

Win this fabulous brass leaf bracelet 
(entry details below) 

 

Cover Reveal ~  Ignite a broken novel



~ Its always darkest before the dawn 



COMING 2016 

From award winning YA science fiction Author: Carlyle Labuschagne


In this epic conclusion to the Broken Trilogy when all seems lost and annihilate by darkness, Troy sets out to to rescue his friends and the survivors of his planet from the controlling hands of Illuninatus. On his rescue mission he discovers where Ava has been held captive for nearly three years completely warded from all supernatural seekers. Troy alone can save her from the brink of her dark disease and stop her from unleashing death to life as we know it. 

But first Troy and Troy  have to set out  into the darkest, lost realms of a desolate Earth together seeking out Cain who holds the answers on how to how the cure to the Shadowing Disease works before her disease becomes irreversible and she becomes the Dark Queen forever, burning down the entire world and those she loves down with it. 

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Cover Designer: Ubber talented Regina Wamba Mae I design and photography 

Book: Ignite A broken novel #3 (end of trilogy) can be read as a stand alone

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers

Expected date: 2016

 ~ add the book to your TBR pile Ignite A broken Novel

About the author

 

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June 18th – 21st Nashville 



Calyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers. Her favorite genre to write is YA SF and dystopian romance novels.
Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

“I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life.”

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event – SAIR bookfestival. 
 “To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists – its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!
follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival 
Co Founder of Fire Quill Publishing. 
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa. 


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Carlyle Labuschagne’s books on Goodreads

The Broken Destiny The Broken Destiny (Broken, #1)

reviews: 59
ratings: 171 (avg rating 3.84)

 

 

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock, #1)

reviews: 26
ratings: 34 (avg rating 4.38)

 

 

Evanescent Evanescent (Broken, #2)

reviews: 16
ratings: 48 (avg rating 4.33)

 

 

Absolution Absolution (The Broken Diaries, #1)

reviews: 3
ratings: 7 (avg rating 4.43)

 

 

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock Book 1)

reviews: 3
ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)

 

 

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“May I Suggest” #Giveaway Hop Hosted by Stuck in Books!

It’s time for another #giveaway hop hosted by Stuck in Books!

Enter here for your chance to win the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy Bundle eBook + a $5 Amazon Gift Card!

 

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Book Spotlight: KATIE AND THE NORTH STAR by Katie and Bethany Lopez

I’m so excited to share a new children’s book by Katie and Bethany Lopez, Katie and the North Star!


This book is suitable for children four and up, and is available now in ebook and paperback!
Cover Design by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
Illustrations by Hetty Mitchell
Katie and the North Star is a book filled with adventure, joy, and imagination. Join Katie as she learns why she can’t keep the North Star all to herself.
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Katie and Bethany Lopez are a mother and daughter writing team. Katie is currently navigating through the first grade. She loves reading, writing, and Shopkins. Bethany writes stories for all ages. She enjoys writing full time, and spending time with her family. Katie and the North Star is their first collaboration.

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Katie and the North Star by Katie Lopez

 

Katie and the North Star

 

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Giveaway ends April 15, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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Raining Romance Books #Giveaway Hop Hosted by Stuck In Books!

Enter Here to Win a $5 Amazon Gift Card and an eBook of the Daughters of Saraqael YA Fantasy Romance Trilogy!

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$250 Spring into Cash #Giveaway by I Am A Reader!

Easter Money 2015

An Amazing Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!!

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Release Date Contest for DECEIVE (An Estilorian Novel) by @Raine_Thomas

Hello, my friends!

It has been SO LONG since I last had any Estilorian news to report. It makes me positively giddy to let you know that the release date for the next Estilorian novel, Deceive, has been set!

To celebrate, Red Coat PR has set up a contest where you could win an Amazon gift card. All you have to do is guess the correct release date!

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To enter the contest, CLICK HERE.

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Want to learn more about Deceive? Make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter by signing up for Book Notifications on my site’s sidebar. News about the book will be released starting the first week of March.

What I will tell you is that you’ll need to be caught up on your Estilorian reading before you read Deceive…so make sure you read (or re-read) the Daughters of Saraqael and Firstborn trilogies in the coming months. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the next Estilorian novel. I hope you’ll help spread the word!