Release Day Celebration: The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to

The Paladins (The Artisans #2)

by Julie Reece!

Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!

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Happy Book Birthday, Julie!

 

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The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives…or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?

Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.

The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—in their minds, their souls, and their hearts.

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The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: Month9Books

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Gideon’s arms slide around my waist as I stand at the kitchen sink with my snack. I’m trying to work up the courage to tell him what happened in my room this morning. All day I’ve avoided delivering the news that may derail our careful plans for fall semester.

Warm breath lingers on the back of my head sending delicious chills though my body. His fingers gently brush the skin on my stomach beneath my blouse, and I fight the urge to turn and leap into his arms. The guy emits more dangerous energy than a leaky power plant. Still, I hold back.

I was the one who wanted to go slowly. Like, first gear slow. Maybe just idle. Call me old fashioned, but I always dreamed that my first time sleeping with a guy would be with my husband on our honeymoon. I still want that, and him, but I just turned eighteen.

The muscles under his golden skin flex as his arms tighten around me. How does he make me feel safe and nervous at the same time? His nose parts the hair above my ear. Steady breaths, finally drive me to place my cookie on the counter and face him. My hands slide around his neck, fingers playing with the silky curls at his nape. I love the spicy scent of black licorice that’s distinctly his.

He lowers his head, nose rubbing mine before he lets his lips drift over my mouth. Whisper soft, his hesitant touch is an excruciating tease. Always, there’s curiosity and the promise of more to come.

My fingers untangle at his neck and drop to the bulge in his biceps. I can’t help enjoying the way they bunch when he holds me. My legs lose strength, knees weaken. There’s every possibility the boy will kiss me into unconsciousness. Can that happen? He must know because he holds me so close I hardly have the air to speak.

 

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

 

The Artisans

 

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

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Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

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It’s been a while…

Wow. The fall season passed in the blink of an eye. Am I the only one that feels this way?

No worries though. I kept busy by embarking on a new story. It’s a contemporary YA romance about two high school seniors that fall in love as they work side-by-side as leading roles in their school’s musical. I’m enjoying the process of getting the first draft out. As much as I like how things are shaping up, I know the revision process will really bring them to life.

As far as my YA fantasy novel, I will have some very, VERY good news to share about that soon!

FREE on Kindle – Love’s Sorrow Historical Romance by Terri Rochenski

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Yes, you read that title right…

Love’s Sorrow is FREE on Kindle!! 

Be sure to share this offer with your followers & cyber buds…it’s only available for FREE download until Friday!

Love’s Sorrow
Means of Mercy #1
by Terri Rochenski

Release Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Keywords: Romance, Historical, Series, Civil War, Scotland, 19th Century, America

Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed. 

Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.




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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT LOVE’S SORROW!

 

5 Harleys!! – Harlie’s Book Reviews

 

 

“Do yourself a favor and buy this book.  Put it on the top of your TBR pile and spend a day with Anne and Gavin.  You will feel gutted, stunned and just plain open-mouthed in the end.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you but this book is not to be ignored.  Ms. Rochenski has written a brilliantly, in some ways brutal, book that everyone must read and then come back and cry with me.  Only 7 months until the next book.”

 

 


 

 5 Stars! – Amazon Review

 

 

“This is not a cookie cutter romance that can be found in every bookstore. I applaud Terri Rochenski for writing the truth about Love. It can be faked, and people learn everyday in all walks of life that they have been used by people that they thought loved them.

 

 


 

I’m excited to see Anne’s journey continues with Love’s Revenge. It is a book I’ll definitely read.”

 

 


 

5 Stars! – Amazon Review

 

 

“I have to admit when I read the blurb and first started reading Love’s Sorrow I though it was a very well written but run of the mill historical romance, but don’t be mistaken I do not at all regret reading this book in fact I am avidly awaiting the next installment and believe me if I could help Terri Rochenski in any way for it to be out earlier I would.”

 

 


 

 

4 Stars! - Amazon Review

 

 

“If you want a feel-good, not-too-realistic romance, don’t read this book. If you want a realistic depiction of London in the 1800s, society’s prejudices, people’s selfishness and love and all its agony, this is the book for you.”


Audiobook Review: Creepy Hollow Series #1, The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

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4StarStory_4StarNarrationI recently finished listening to The Faerie Guardian, Creepy Hollow Series #1, by Rachel Morgan. I purchased this book from Audible.com.

This was the first book that I have read or listened to from this author. I devour a lot of YA fantasy, so I often approach a new series with fear that it will be too predictable or chock full of cliches. I’ll admit, after hearing the first few chapters, I really thought this story was headed down that road. The plot felt a little slow in the beginning, though I really liked the world that the story was set in, enough so that it held my interest.

I hate spoilers, so I’m not going to give anything away here. But, about midway through, there’s a plot twist in the book that I totally wasn’t expecting. From that point on, the pace picked up and I got pulled deeper into the story, left wondering what was going to happen next.

I really liked that the main character, Violet, was a tough girl. She had experienced a lot of loss despite her young age, but she wasn’t a withering flower looking for sympathy. There are interesting developments with one of the characters that seemed most annoying to her, and as everything unravels you get to see that the history between this person and Violet runs deep.

I would recommend giving this series a try.