Saturday, February 23, 2019

[book tour/giveaway] The Haunting of Thores-Cross by Karen Perkins


The
Haunting of Thores-Cross
Ghosts
of Thores-Cross Book 1
by
Karen Perkins


Genre:
Paranormal Suspense

"The
ghost of a wronged young woman in the village of Thores-Cross waits
230 years to have her story told in Perkins's suspenseful and
atmospheric first Yorkshire Ghost novel"
-
BookLife by Publishers Weekly


*Silver
Medal Winner, European fiction - 2015 IPPY Book Awards
*#1
Bestseller in 6 Amazon Categories, including Ghost Suspense, British
Horror and Gothic Romance
*Top
10 Bestseller in 8 more, including Historical Thrillers and Occult
Horror
*Over
100 5-STAR reviews on Amazon.com

Likened
by independent reviewers on Amazon to the Brontë sisters, Edgar
Allen Poe, Barbara Erskine and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Karen Perkins'
novels are filled with unflinching honesty and an acute understanding
of human nature. She explores not only the depths of humanity, but
the depths of human motivation behind the actions and pain people
inflict upon each other, as well as the repercussions of these
actions not only in the short term, but also the later generations
who live with the implications of the past.

Emma
Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her
dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma
and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh
start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the
reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is
further disturbed by the sound of church bells - from a church that
no longer exists.

Jennet
is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where
life revolves about the sheep on which they depend. Following the
sudden loss of both her parents, she is seduced by the local wool
merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not
only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered,
Jennet's problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which
continue to have an effect through the centuries.

Emma
becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her beloved dogs and
her husband to the point where her marriage may not survive. As
Jennet and Emma's lives become further entwined, Emma's obsession
deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the
Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming
lives.

Emma
is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her
efforts be enough?













Cursed
Ghosts
of Thores-Cross Book 2

Jennet's
here. No one is safe.





A
skeleton is dug up at the crossing of the ways on Hanging Moor,
striking dread into the heart of Old Ma Ramsgill - the elderly
matriarch of the village of Thruscross. And with good reason. The
eighteenth-century witch, Jennet, has been woken.

A
spate of killings by a vicious black dog gives credence to her
warnings and the community - in particular her family - realise they
are in terrible danger.

Drastic
measures are needed to contain her, but with the imminent flooding of
the valley to create a new reservoir, do they have the ability to
stop her and break her curse?












Jennet
Ghosts
of Thores-Cross Book 3

Jennet
will
have your heart and
your fear in
equal measure
Through
Jennet we
see how cruelty can
drive even the most ordinary people to hatred
and,
in Jennet's case,
evil
Yorkshire
is in the grip of a heatwave, and Thruscross Reservoir has dried up
to reveal the remains of the drowned village of Thores-Cross beneath.
Playing
in the mud which coats the valley floor, four-year-old Clare
Wainwright finds an old inkpot, and can’t wait to show it to her
best friend, Louise. But when Louise’s mother, Emma, sees it, her
reaction is shocking, and both families are plunged into their worst
nightmares.
Emma
knows what the inkpot portends:
Jennet
has woken.
Now
she wants the children.
This
is not a gore-ridden, jump-scare horror story. This is more real than
that. Jennet is a story about the horrific things that people do to
each other, and the way we react to that maltreatment – which does
not always end with death.
Jennet’s
story is a horror story because it’s not necessarily fiction. It
reflects the way women were treated in the time that Jennet lived. It
reflects the psychology of the abuse cycle. And it reflects real
life. All of it.
If,
as I believe, the spirit does not die when the physical body dies,
then how many spirits are looking for vengeance today?
What
wrongs will you want to right when you pass through that veil? What
will I?
This
is the conclusion of Jennet’s story, which began in The Haunting of
Thores-Cross. I hope she finds peace. I really do.




















Karen
Perkins is the author of eight fiction titles: the Yorkshire Ghost
Stories and the Valkyrie Series of historical nautical fiction. All
of her fiction has appeared at the top of bestseller lists on both
sides of the Atlantic, including the top 21 in the UK Kindle Store in
2018.


Her
first Yorkshire Ghost Story - THE HAUNTING OF THORES-CROSS - won the
Silver Medal for European Fiction in the prestigious 2015 Independent
Publisher Book Awards in New York, whilst her Valkyrie novel, DEAD
RECKONING, was long-listed in the 2011 MSLEXIA novel
competition.

Originally
a financial advisor, a sailing injury left Karen with a chronic pain
condition which she has been battling for over twenty five years
(although she did take the European ladies title despite the
injury!). Writing has given her a new lease of - and purpose to -
life, and she is currently working on a sequel to Parliament of
Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country.

When
not writing, she helps other authors prepare their books for
publishing and has edited over 150 titles, including the 2017 Kindle
UK Storyteller Award winner, The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater,
and has also published a series of publishing guides to help aspiring
authors realise their dreams.

Karen
Perkins is a member of the Society of Authors and the Horror Writers
Association.











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Friday, February 22, 2019

[book blitz] A Queen's Trust by Alexa Ryder


A Queen’s Trust
Alexa Ryder
Publication date: February 10th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Andi’s been a fighter for as long as she can remember. Her greater size, speed, and stamina make her irreplaceable on the field and a key player in her father’s war against the rival Lion clan. When her father fell in battle, it became her duty to lead and protect her people. After a decade of bloodshed, both sides are ready for peace. But the patriarchal Lions won’t treat with a female, even if she is queen. Finding a mate and bearing heirs wasn’t an option when the survival of her clan was at stake. Now Andi needs a mate, and she’s waited so long there are no eligible males left.
Troy, a former slave taken from his clan at a young age, needs answers, answers only his own kind can provide. Without them, he risks losing the most precious thing he has. He treks south, dodging Human patrols for unchipped shifters. With time growing short, his desperation rises. In a Human bar, he finally finds what he’s looking for. A chance meeting with another Panther leads to a night of passion, but in the morning, he’s left with nothing but an empty bed and a name.
Andi.
They should be the answer to each other’s woes, but it’s hard to trust when hidden truths threaten the survival of an entire race.
EXCERPT:
Troy frowned at her as she stood with her weight on her good leg. “Is there anything the doctor can do for it?” This was one of things Andi would clam up about, but he didn’t like seeing her in pain.
Her eyes darted to her nightstand. “He gave me this cream that’s supposed to help, but I forgot to apply it this morning.”
Troy followed her gaze and found the tube in question, along with the every twelve hours’ instructions. He hadn’t seen her put it on since before dinner last night, and as he unscrewed the cap of the tube, he knew he hadn’t smelled it on her this morning.
“Not very good at following dosing instructions, are you?”
She gave him a flat stare. “I was busy.”
“Mm,” Troy agreed, “and after you’ve run yourself into the ground trying to help your people, who is going to help them when you’re gone? Who knows enough to take over for you?”
She opened her mouth, then closed it, brow furrowing.
Troy squeezed a bit of the paste onto his finger and gestured at her with his other hand. “Bottoms off.”
She gave him a long look, then tucked her thumbs in the waistband and pulled down, kicking her pants off her ankles.
“Bed might be more comfortable than the bench, don’t you think?” He kept his tone light, wary of scaring her off. She could be so temperamental about accepting help.
She stood and walked part-way to the bed, stopping when she was in front of him. “You know I can do this on my own, don’t you?”
He cupped her chin with his ointment-free hand and gazed deep into those verdant depths. “If I have to see you in pain, at least let me be part of the solution.”
Energy leapt between them; the air was heavy with it. She was measuring him, trying to decide if she could trust him. He felt like he couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe, or he’d break the spell. And he also knew, on some level, that if he passed, he’d have no reason not to extend the same trust she was giving him… to her.
She didn’t break eye contact. “I don’t need you,” she whispered, but her eyes told a different tale, full of longing.
He stepped in closer. “I know.” He dipped his head, slowly tilting her chin up until their lips brushed against each other, a taste, a test, a connection that immediately had him needing more. His panther prowled, waiting for its chance to claim her, to mark her forever as his.


Author Bio:
Alexa has been a fan of all things steamy since... probably too young of an age, in all honesty. Letting her babysit for a Harlequin romance writer wasn't one of the best decisions her mother ever made, but it's too late to turn back now! While Alexa is a voracious romance reader, she likes stories with plot and oomph. If you ever want a wander on the wild side, you've come to the right place.
Alexa is a mom to several fur-babies; two cats and soon-to-be three dogs. She enjoys dog training, reading, writing, nerding out over movies with friends, and is also a table-top gaming enthusiast. She's even been known to DM some 5E Dungeons and Dragons from time to time.

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[cover reveal] Mimic by C.L Denault


Mimic
C.L. Denault
(The Prodigy Chronicles #2)
Publication date: March 22nd 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
In 2012, one cycle of an ancient calendar system came to a close. Humanity predicted its downfall, but it wasn’t the end of their evolutionary climb. It was the beginning.
Willow Kent is discovering that life as a second-phase prodigy comes at a price. Trapped in the London Core, her choices are limited, made difficult by her forbidden romance with Reece and the presence of a new commanding officer who establishes harsh rules. With unpredictable skills and a growing distrust in her birth parents, she is struggling to play the Core’s game. But when opportunity arises in the form of a mysterious shapeshifter, Willow realizes there’s more to her own evolution than meets the eye. She soon learns that keeping secrets is a key move, and the more dangerous they are, the greater her need to evolve into the powerful prodigy nature intended her to become.
But those closest to her have their own secrets, and her status has made her an easy target for betrayal. Who will she turn to, when nothing is as it seems?
Sequel to:


Author Bio:
C.L. Denault is a speculative fiction writer who loves dreaming up tales of adventure and intrigue. A former systems analyst, she gave up her nerdy code-writing skills to care for her family (including a son with special needs), and currently lives among the vast stretches of cornfields in Illinois.
Writing and working out are her biggest passions, along with drinking coffee and watching sci-fi. When she’s not hanging out with her husband and kids, she can usually be found at a library or tucked away in the shadowy corner of a hip coffeehouse. She’s also been glimpsed sneaking into her garage, late at night, to work on her time machine.
She enjoys connecting with people—especially those from other planets, nearby dimensions, and the future. To find her, just visit her website or social media pages. Or use a Stargate. Whichever is easiest.

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[blog tour] To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin


To Dream Is To Die
Sarah Lampkin
Publication date: January 8th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering college as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret. Because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With new friends, possibly new enemies, school, and a new crush, Brenna has too much to worry about for just her freshman year of college.






My Review










Author Bio:
Sarah Lampkin is a New Adult/Young Adult fiction author from Southern Virginia. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her cat, Fox (who is practically a dog). When she’s not writing, she’s playing video games, rock climbing, or getting ready for hunting season. Sarah began writing over a decade ago with her first novella called Angels: Moon and Sun, which is now being rewritten as Tainted Wings on Wattpad. She draws inspiration from Celtic mythology in her stories and aims to create unique worlds following strong female protagonist. In 2015, Sarah was able to utilize her Dead Dreamer series in her graduate program and graduate with an MA in English.

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[book tour & giveaway] Hargrove House by Allie Harrison



Hargrove
House
The
Haunted Book 1
by
Allie Harrison


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

What
waits for her in the cellar?


As
a child, Torrie Reynolds entered the haunted Hargrove House on a
dare. Terrified by what she'd heard while inside Hargrove House, she
avoided it since. 
Now
fifteen years later, Will Dalton offers Torrie the job of
refurbishing it, and she has no choice but to take the offer to keep
her business afloat. But there is something about Will Dalton that
Torrie’s heart can’t ignore, something that calls to her in her
dreams, something about him that her soul recognizes.
As
the house is restored and rooms come alive with character and color
Torrie brings to them, her fear of the house fades and her attraction
to Will grows stronger. Hargrove House begins to even feel like home
to her. With each finished renovation project, it is harder for
Torrie to leave the house...Or Will. 
And
although she wants nothing more than a life with Will Dalton within
Hargrove House, she discovers there are things more terrifying than
ghosts when she learns why Will is digging in the dark, frightening
cellar...

This
is a stand-alone Paranormal Romance with a hot hero and a crafty
heroine that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.




**Only
.99 cents!!**





Montgomery
Manor
The
Haunted Book 2

Welcome
to Montgomery Manor, a beautiful Bed & Breakfast complete with
gorgeous guest rooms, a five-star restaurant, and a haunting history
of true love, betrayal, and murder...

When
soulmates Quint and Meg Falkner inherit moldering Montgomery Manor,
they are in way over their heads. With a bit of faith and strange
push they cannot ignore, they jump head first into bringing the
large, compelling house back to its original grandeur.
But
something is different...something is...wrong. Quint isn't acting
himself, and Meg keeps seeing visions, images of the past seeping
into her very soul. When Meg becomes the target of a mysterious,
dangerous admirer, her world implodes, leaving her vulnerable to the
otherworldly inhabitants of the house...the very house calling out to
her, its secrets begging to be uncovered.
Endless
corridors, echoing darkness, and hidden treasure weave together in
this tale of everlasting love and second chances.
Can
Meg and Quint make a new life for themselves in Montgomery Manor, or
will Montgomery Manor's secrets tear them apart forever?




This
is a stand-alone Paranormal Romance with a hot hero and a crafty
heroine that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.



**Only
.99 cents!!**







Camden
Place
The
Haunted Book 3

Her
past is a mystery. His future is in jeopardy.


From
the first moment Clare Newman steps into Camden Place—from the
squeak in the floor and the sweet scent of apple pie to the candles
she lights on the dining room table—it feels like home. It's a
place she can find refuge from her nightmares. It’s a place where
she can make a fresh start…
Except
there's a misty figure with a knife who disappears into the
library.
Except
there's Liam Camden, the man who built Camden Place over a century
and a half before, who doesn’t disappear, who seems to be the only
one who can see and talk to Clare.
But
who is the real ghost? Clare, who somehow found the doorway to 1847?
Or Liam, who died mysteriously one hundred and seventy years
ago?
When
danger creeps closer, will the timeless love they share be enough to
keep them safe?




This
is a stand-alone Paranormal Romance with a hot hero and a crafty
heroine that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.



**Only
.99 cents!!**







Winsgate
Drive
The
Haunted Book 4

Was
it a dream? Or was it real?


He
visited her at midnight in a dream. He was a stranger yet her lover,
whose touch started a fire in her soul. His passion left her yearning
for more even after she awoke.
With
the morning light, she discovered him at her door, leaving her to
question just how much of her midnight fantasy had been a dream.
Kate
McCoy can’t resist Jake Casperson. Nor can she resist the passion
that flares between them day or night. At the same time, neither of
them can escape the dreams. But the dreams soon become a nightmare
that is overshadowed by something darker…
A
murder that happened seventy years ago. Two young lovers who share
Kate and Jake’s names.
Can
she believe the dreams? Are they real, shared memories of a love cut
short by murder?
And
if they are, will history repeat itself and make Kate the next
victim?




This
is a stand-alone Paranormal Romance with a hot hero and a crafty
heroine that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.



**Only
.99 cents!!**







Allie
Harrison also writes as Allie Quinn. She lives with her husband in
Southern Illinois. When she isn't enjoying fun family time, games
with friends, reading, crafts, music and winemaking, she's working to
build fictional worlds and unforgettable characters.







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[book tour/giveaway] The Haunting of Thores-Cross by Karen Perkins

The Haunting of Thores -Cross Ghosts of Thores -Cross Book 1 by Karen Perkins Genre: Paranormal Suspense "...