NEW RELEASE! Forged by Magic: Origins

Forged by Magic: Origins
Angela Orlowski-Peart

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Forged by Magic: Origins is a collection of FIVE short stories, featuring the characters from the Forged series. This is the first of two prequels to the series. Each story is told from a different character’s point-of-view.

Find out how the Amulet and Dasht-e Kavir have been created, and how the powers of the Universe opened the gates to other dimensions, inadvertently releasing unworldly supernatural creatures into the Human World.

This is a VERY SHORT book - it is perfect for a pleasurable "lunch read". Enjoy and please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you!

Prequel 2 will be published in July 2013. Book Two in the series, Forged by Coalescence, will be published in late September 2013.


Angela Orlowski-Peart is the author of the Young Adult and New Adult fiction novels, including YA paranormal/urban fantasy romantic thriller series, Forged. Angela writes in multiple YA and NA genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, sci-fi, and short stories.
She was born and raised in Poland. She now lives in the Seattle area with her family and a chronically curious cat.

Angela describes herself as European born, American by choice.

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New Release: Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy

New Release!
It's out days early!
Breathe Me
Alexia Purdy

Some mature/adult content.

Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he'd taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six years have passed, and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. She’s not willing to give him anything but a taste of his own medicine, and this may be her chance for payback. But is she only getting in way over her head?

Even as she plots her revenge, Piper discovers that something has changed with Sasha, and she finds herself struggling to justify holding on to past hurts as he continues his quest for atonement.

Who needs saving now?

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Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She love's creating paranormal fantasy and poetry and loves to read and devour books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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Guest Post/Giveaway from Anna Cruise

Originally posted on Indie Inked Blog
My Kind of New Adult
Anna Cruise

So everyone knows New Adult is the thing in fiction these days. Every author on the planet seems to be scrambling to put out a NA title and for good reason: NA sells—insanely well. And NA readers are loyal—they like your book, they want another. And another. And another.

I totally hopped on the NA band wagon. For me, it was a no-brainer to make the leap from what I write under my other pen names to writing New Adult. I've written YA and I've written “young” contemporary romance—New Adult seemed to be a perfect complement to what I'd already been writing for a couple of years.

But, it's funny. As I've written more—and read more—I've come to realize that there seem to be sub-genres in the NA category; specifically, when it comes to sex.

I'm no prude. My books have sex scenes. Steamy sex scenes.

What I do not write is erotica.

How do I differentiate? I have a couple of things that trigger the difference between the two.

·       The story is predominately about sex between the two (or three...or four) main characters. Honestly, I need a story that is more than sex.
·       The sex in the book is over-the-top descriptive. Again, steamy sex is awesome but if I start reading about how people's body parts taste and/or kinky sex, that kind of crosses the line into erotica for me.
·       The language used to describe the sex scenes is graphic. Language never bothers me—ever—but certain words have much more of an erotic connotation than others.

So there you have it.

My New Adult books have strong characters dealing with real-life issues. There is always romance and, yep, there is always sex. But mine don't stray into the erotica side of New Adult. And they probably never will.

What they do have is good characters, strong plots, snappy dialogue and steamy fun.

And I'm more than okay with that kind of New Adult.

Giveaway! Generous Anna Cruise is having a giveaway! Visit her site or just jump on in on this rafflecopter!

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Cover Reveal: Icarus Rise by Frankie Rose

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Title-Icarus Rise

By- Frankie Rose

Expected-Autumn 2013 

Genre-New Adult


Iris Breslin is on a mission with only one goal: escape Breakwater, Wyoming, where her family’s horrific history is common knowledge. New York couldn’t be more different to her small town upbringing, but better still, absolutely no one at Syracuse University knows of the brutal murders her father committed before taking his own life when she was fourteen years old. For the first time, Iris has friends, a career plan, a regular life.

Until Jake.

Jake Stafford grew up in Breakwater. Discovering Charlie Breslin’s body on his first day as a cop may have snared Jake in the Breslin family nightmare, but the truth is that he was already involved long before. Now a part of the NYPD, Jake remains entangled in the five year old mystery—a mystery he intends to solve. That isn’t going to be an easy task, especially with Iris back in his life. Jake must fight to convince the girl he loves that his feelings are genuine, and not some sick obsession with a man who once helped him when no one else would. His hidden secrets are darker than Iris can possibly imagine, but can she drop her guard long enough to uncover them?

About the Author-

As a child, I was always accused of being bookish because I wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. Those kids, the super smart ones who always know which tender insecurities to poke at in order to provoke life-long complexes, used to accuse me of reading too many books and that my eyes were going to rot out of my head (their words, not mine!)

The truth of the matter was a little more embarrassing: I used to sit too close to the T.V. That was the reason why I had to wear glasses, but kids don’t really care about small, insignificant details like the truth, and so I was labelled a nerd. The label kinda stuck, and after some sage advice from my awesome nana (nana, you rock!) I decided that if I was going to be abused for my supposed literary obsession, I might as well develop one.

I guess that’s how I got into books and reading at an early age. Since then, I’ve been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because I’m a writer now, and books are my business!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on my journey- look for your names in the acknowledgements!







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Prologue of Breathe Me

Here it is! As promised, the prologue for Breathe Me. Hope you likes!

Breathe Me
by Alexia Purdy

May 31st
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STANDING ON THE slick, damp rocks smoothed over by centuries of wind tossed waves, my heart stopped. Piper wore nothing but her swimsuit and the temperature was cool enough to make our noses blush pink. Hunger lingered in her eyes, making my own desire burn through me, the frigid air forgotten in the heat of a deep ache and longing pummeling me unexpectedly. I ran to her, embracing her thin frame and attempted to stifle the goose bumps flaring across her skin. We were on vacation on one of my favorite beaches of the Oregon coast. A place to forget the insanity of college life. 

The alcove was a small private beach, free from any barrage of tourists. Leading her over the mess of rocks and sand to the blanket I had set out for our picnic, I carefully cradled her body as we slipped down onto it, our lips devouring each other’s until they felt down right bruised. Hers were bright pink, full and swollen from my assault as I explored them. Our skins had turned from frozen to searing, the wind all but forgotten except for toying with the ends of her long brown hair with unseen fingertips. It lay fanned out underneath us, a warm pillow for her head. 

I’d never met anyone like Piper. She was the vision of my dream woman, the one I never knew I had wanted; always spontaneous and filled with a vibrant life force so few possess. I reached over and undid the ties to her bikini, raking my fingers down her sides, desperate to devour every last bit. She was soft and her curves supple against the hard rocks pressing on us. We didn’t care, we were lost to the world. We could’ve jumped up and rushed into the aged beach house a few yards away, where the fire burned warm and the bed creaky but comfy, yet even that was not a concern. All that mattered was kissing her, everywhere, everyplace in every way to make sure some sort of fiery warmth caressed the cold away and our wanting satisfied. 

Shivering from my touch, she opened her hooded eyes, glazed with lust and most definitely matching my own. Her fingers curled around my blonde hair, as she whispered my name “Sasha…” before her voice ebbed away and my lips found hers once more. It was there that I gave away my heart, before all the wrong snaked into our lives back home. Before all the flighty decisions and selfishness had sent us spiraling into oblivion, leaving us broken. I wanted it back, all the ‘before’ and ‘once upon a time’s’. I still did, now more than ever before. Salvaging our hearts made me determined, it was the only way either of us could really live again.


Giveaway & Feature: Submission Therapy by Katie Salidas and Willsin Rowe

Submission Therapy
by Katie Salidas
Willsin Rowe

Title: Submission Therapy

Authors: Katie Salidas & Willsin Rowe

Series: Consummate Therapy (Book 1)

Genre: Erotica/BDSM/Billionaire

Publisher: Excessica

Release Date: Oct 31 2012

Billionaire CEO of Blakely Incorporated, Natasha runs her empire with an eagle eye for every detail. She’s an obsessive, compulsive, micromanaging hard-ass, consumed by the need to control every aspect of her life and her business.

But underneath that seemingly strong façade, Natasha is a swirling mess of anger, anxiety and sexual addiction. Only her therapist, Dr. Benson, knows how close she is to burning out...or exploding. He insists on a radical form of treatment – Submission Therapy – knowing that it’s her only hope.

Skeptical but intrigued, Natasha agrees to attend the first session. What she finds there is an erotically-charged environment that will forgive none of her habitual bad behavior. And a steely-eyed man who seems to read her every desire - even the ones she won’t admit to herself.

Will Natasha learn what it means to submit? Or will she allow her brittle pride to rob her of what she truly needs?

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Katie Salidas
Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons. She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

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Willsin Rowe
Willsin Rowe falls in love with a scent, a playful expression or an act of casual intimacy more easily than with physical beauty. When confronted by any combination of those elements he is a lost cause. He has done many things over and over, done even more things only once, and half-done more things than he cares to admit. He loves to sing and doesn't let his voice get in the way. He is intelligent but not sensible. He is passionate but fearful. He is not scruffy enough or stylish enough to be cool.


Giveaway! And Cover Reveal: Maverick by Anna Crusie

Anna Cruise

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Maverick by Anna Cruise
Publication date: May 21st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary


Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.


Anna is doing a giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal for a 20$ Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)!

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Anna Cruise has been writing and drooling over boys since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...

IT WAS YOU is her debut novel. She is currently at work on two Young Adult novels and two additional New Adult titles (including Tana's story!)

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Review of Raksha by Frankie Rose

Raksha by Frankie Rose


My Review

Wowzers! Absolutely amazing! Frankie Rose has outdone herself in this tantalizing story of what it’s like to be a gladiator style fighter in the post-apocalyptic world. The city of Sanctuary is painted out for the reader in mesmerizing detail down to the dirty details of slavery on a whole new level. 

Kit, who’s one of the best arena fighters in Sanctuary, wears a halo, which numbs it’s wearer from feeling any kind of emotion when it pumps drugs into her system at the first sign of any feelings. This also helps her kill without remorse, without any kind of hesitation. The ultimate fighter. This isn’t her doing though, she is Falin, a sort of slave. Her practice partner and good friend Cai has just ripped the halo’s grip from her neck, right before he dies at her hands in the arena, which sends her life spiraling out of the sweet control she’s used to. 

Everything she knew was a lie. Every emotion she’d been spared for years comes rushing in all at once. Cai’s last wish was for her to escape Sanctuary and ‘live’ like she rightfully should- without the halo. But the world outside of Sanctuary is not easy and could very well be more dangerous in the tent city of Freetown, where the pits parallel Sanctuary in more ways than one, and the horrors of it can very well exceed it. 

What a gripping tale, I found myself immersed in Kit’s world and felt for her. The way she reacts to the new feelings and the shock of what is really true about Sanctuary and Freetown, I don’t know how she deals so well with it. Actually, she really doesn’t, Freetown is insane! The dangers lurking around every corner had me hoping Kit would make it out alive. 

The first person she meets outside Sanctuary-Ryka- isn’t all that he seems to be. The conflict between these two is constant, but I found myself cheering them on as their relationship develops. Ryka is one of the fighters in Freetown and can grate on Kit’s nerves or send her reeling with one word. 

Olivia was probably my favorite character, her cheerful demeanor and giving attitude had me hoping nothing bad would happen to her. She’s also Ryka’s sister, obsessed with finding her mother, who disappeared into the dangerous forest surrounding Freetown. 

All in all, the journey was extraordinary. Kit grows so much throughout the story that I really hoped she wouldn’t ever go back to Sanctuary for any reason. But, like anyone with ties that run deep, returning is the only thing that’s for certain for her. 

The ending was so full of twists and shocks, I was left absolutely screaming for the next book already. I really pray that there is one, the way it leaves you with a ‘what just happened?’ kind of shocker. It just better not be a long wait!
5 STARS all the way!


Frankie Rose is a British expat, who is currently enjoying the perks of living in Australia- her awesome husband, sunshine, and vitamin D. She spends her time creating fictional universes in which the guy sometimes gets the girl, the heroes occasionally die, and the endings aren't always happy. But they usually are.




Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss

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Losing Francesca by J.A. Huss
Publication date: July 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Francesca Sabatini came to America to take in the sights, celebrate her high school graduation, and have fun wasting time before college starts in the fall.

That’s not what happens.

Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago.

Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long lost friend.

But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad?

Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?

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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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Indie Inked Mother's Day Giveaway!

Hosted by: YAlicious
The authors of Indie Inked think mothers (in fact all women) are extremely special and we want to celebrate this fact by giving them a chance to win some pampering and a little time to relax.

We've put together two prize packs stuffed fill of goodies. There is hours worth of reading, swag and a gift you can treat yourself to something nice.

The giveaway ends on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12th.

Here are the prize packs...

Prize Pack 1

PLUS... swag from Julia Crane, Tara West, J.A. Huss and Alexia Purdy AND a $50 Voucher for Bath and Body Works or Amazon - your choice.

Prize Pack 2

PLUS... swag from Heidi McLaughlin, Angela Orlowski-Peart, Cambria Hebert and L.P. Dover AND a $50 Voucher for Bath and Body Works or Amazon - your choice.

Thank you so much to every author who has donated their work. Your generosity is amazing.

Good luck to everyone participating. We all hope you have a very special Mother's Day.

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Raksha Blog Tour Feature!

Raksha By Frankie Rose
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She has no name. 

She has her knives, her training, and her halo. 

The first and second give her the ability to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until… 

Fear… Pain… Anger… Happiness… Desire… Guilt… 


When a newly named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blond boy, whom she refuses to let save her. The sights and sounds of Freetown are new, yet one thing is familiar: the matches. The only difference? Where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the Colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets. 

Without her halo, the inhabitants of Kit’s new home consider her saved, but is that really the case? Would she be better off free of the guilt associated with all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain? 

Raksha is the call of the dead. It is the rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The Colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.

I focus on him and clench my dagger in my hand. The sea of voices swells, and I’m certain I can pick out Miranda’s deranged shrieking, yelling over and over again, “End him! End him!”

Falin Asha’s brown eyes fix on me and it looks for a second like he’s crying. That can’t be right, though. I hover just out of his reach, staring at him. “What’s going on?”

He smiles crookedly and brushes his hair back out of his face. “It’s going to be okay, all right? Remember that.”

I’m so thrown by his comment that I am utterly unprepared for what he does next. The knife in his hand snakes out toward me, and I skitter away from him to the left. He knows how I react, however, and he moves with me, my mirror image. He darts for me and does the unthinkable, something that spells the end to the fight and me along with it: he grabs hold of my striking arm at the wrist. A low gasp runs around the Colosseum, growing in pitch until it’s a rushing echo in my ears. I try and fumble for the Balisong on my belt, hoping I can flick it open and use it, but Falin Asha is there before me. He doesn’t knock my hand away, just holds his over it. He pulls me closer to him and sucks in a deep breath.

“Don’t let them see,” he hisses. With that, I feel a twisting movement between our two bodies, and then his eyes go wide. He looks stunned, the way Elin children do when they fall and they’re unsure whether they’re supposed to cry or not. I look down and see his own knife submerged up to the handle in his stomach. A cracking, bubbling noise comes out of his throat, and he smiles slowly at me. The whole Colosseum has gone deadly silent. I can think nothing other than this: What have you done? What on earth have you gone and done?

Frankie Rose is a British expat, who is currently enjoying the perks of living in Australia- her awesome husband, sunshine, and vitamin D. She spends her time creating fictional universes in which the guy sometimes gets the girl, the heroes occasionally die, and the endings aren't always happy. But they usually are.



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