It’s that time of year again! Smashwords are having another sale.
This year I am offering the following in the sale at 50% discount with code SSW50.
(Please note the Light Beyond the Storm, Shining Citadel and Stolen Tower are 18 rated for sexy scenes, themes and some violence).
Almost getting killed in a gay bashing should have been one of the worst moments of my life, but with everything I’ve been through, it was just another day, except for the gorgeous man who stepped in to save me. There is something about Galen that draws me in and makes me want know him, and the more time I spend with him, the more I feel free to be myself. Galen doesn’t seem to know what he wants, but I’m a man who stays true to himself, and Galen seems to be someone worth taking a chance on.
“Then you happened and all you have to do is touch me and I lose myself.” ~ Galen
I never thought I’d stumble on an attempted murder, but that’s exactly what happened one night while I was trying to get home. After chasing away the assailants and helping the enigmatic young victim home I tried to put the incident out of my mind, but I couldn’t get him out of my head. I might not have ever thought about being with a man before, but the more time I spend with Blaze, the more I learn about who I really am. Blaze has scars that run deep, but as he opens up to me I find myself questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if I’m a good enough man to give him what he needs.
*This is Book 1 of The Den Boys series, but can be read as a standalone – no cliffhangers.
*This book is intended for an 18+ audience and is a story of male/male romance and love. There are graphic depictions of man parts doing naughty and sexy things, so please be sure this is the kind of book for you before reading.
Yay Booknest are running a raffle until 10th Jan 2017. Lookee here for futher details
One hundred Authors have pledged a signed and dedicated copy each, which you can win by joining (donating) our lottery, or later, our auctions. The money that we will manage to raise will then be donated to Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières).
You can join the lottery by donating £1 or more (£1 = 1 ticket. If you want to use another currency, feel free to do so. The conversion will be automatically done. £1 = 1.2€ = 1.2$).You have two weeks ahead of you before we draw the winners* on Tuesday 10th January**.The following day we will hold the auctions*** and keep them running for one week.
*There will be six lucky winners, with each one of them winning a random bunch of 10 signed, dedicated, numbered and with special reference to the Fundraiser, books. (6 winners x10 books = 60 books)
The 100 amazing authors that pledged a book to our cause are :
A. Stuart Williams ~ Rat-A-Tat: Short Blasts of Pulp
Aderyn Wood ~ The Raven
Adrian Tchaikovsky ~ TBA
Afe Smith ~ TBA
Al Robertson ~ TBA
Amanda Bouchet ~ A Promise of Fire
Andy Remic ~ TBA
Anna Smith-Spark ~ The Court of Broken Knives
Anne Nicholls ~ Music From the Fifth Planet
Anthony Ryan ~ The Waking Fire
Ben Galley ~ TBA
Benedict Patrick ~ They Mostly Come Out At Night
Ben Jeapes ~ Time’s Chariot
Betsy Dornbusch ~ Exile
Blair MacGregor ~ TBA
Brandon Draga ~ The Summerlark Elf
Brian Barr ~ TBA
Brian Lee Durfee ~ TBA
Brian O’Sullivan ~ Fionn: Defence of Rath Bladhma
Charles F Bond ~ TBA
Charles Phipps ~ TBA
Christian G. Cameron ~ TBA
Courtney Schafer ~ The Whitefire Crossing
Dale Triplett ~ Halcyon’s Wake: Faith
Daniel Polansky ~ TBA
Daniel Potter ~ Off Leash
Dave de Burgh ~ TBA
David Benem ~ What Remains of Heroes
Deb E Howell ~ Healer’s Touch
Django Wexler ~ TBA
Dominick Murray ~ Red Season Rising
D. Thourson Palmer ~ Ours Is the Storm
Dyrk Ashton ~ Paternus
Edward Cox ~ The Relic Guild
Elena May ~ Nightfall
Elspeth Cooper ~ Songs of the Earth
Emma Newman ~ Between Two Thorns
Gary Compton ~ TBA
GR Matthews ~ Silent City
Graham Austin-King ~ Fae – The Wild Hunt
J.P. Ashman ~ Black Cross
James A. Moore ~ TBA
James Downe ~ Grim Drifts of Sand & Fate
Jane Johnson ~ TBA
Jen Williams ~ TBA
Jenn Stark ~ Getting Wilde
Joanne Hall ~ TBA
Jonathan French ~ The Grey Bastards
Josiah Bancroft ~ Senlin Ascends
Julia Knight ~ Swords and Scoundrels
Juliana Spink Mills ~ Heart Blade
K. A. Krantz ~ Larcout
Kate Coe ~ Green Sky & Sparks
Kenny Soward ~ TBA
Laura Lam ~ Pantomime
Laura M Hughes ~ Danse Macabre
Lucy Claire Hounsom ~ Starborn
Luke Scull ~ TBA
Marc Turner ~ Dragon Hunters
Mark Lawrence ~ The Wheel of Osheim
Martin Owton ~ Exile
Mazarkis Williams ~ The Emperor’s Knife
Michael J. Sullivan ~ Age of Myth
Michael Miller ~ The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King
Michael R. Fletcher ~ Beyond Redemption
Mitchell Hogan ~ A Crucible of Souls
Myke Cole ~ TBA
Nathan Boyce ~ Ascent of the Unwanted
Olivier Delaye ~ The Forgotten Goddess
Peter McLean ~ Drake
Peter Newman ~ The Vagrant
Phil Tucker ~ TBA
R B Watkinson ~ The Cracked Amulet
Richard Morgan ~ TBA
Rob Hayes ~ It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise
Robert Brockway ~ The Unnoticeables
Sammy HK Smith ~ In Search of Gods and Heroes
Scott Oden ~ A Gathering of Ravens
Sebastien De Castell ~ Traitor’s Blade
Simon Morden ~ Down Station
Snorri Kristjansson ~ TBA
Stan Nicholls ~ Orcs: Forged For War
Stephen Aryan ~ Battlemage
Steve Mchugh ~ TBA
Steven Kelliher ~ Valley of Embers
Steven Poore ~ Heir to the North
Sue Tingey ~ Marked
Susan Boulton ~ Hand of Glory
T L Greylock ~ The Blood-Tainted Winter
T.o. Munro ~ The Medusa’s Daughter
Teresa Frohock ~ Los Nefilim
Timandra Whitecastle ~ Touch of Iron
Tom Gaskin ~ Search of the Lost
Tom Toner ~ TBA
Ulff Lehmann ~ Shattered Dreams
Vic James ~ Gilded Cage
Victor Milán ~ The Dinosaur Lords
Wade Garret ~ Genesis
Will Panzo ~ The Burning Isle
Zachary Barnes ~ Avengarde
Find out more at her website: www.caspeace.com
In 10 words tell us about yourself.
British female, animal lover, singer, cactus grower, wife, horserider, Christian. (Not necessarily in that order!)
Can you remember the first story you wrote?
I can, and in fact, I still have it. It’s called “The Night of the Halo’d Moon”, and it was a young person’s fantasy about a world ruled by unicorns. I never quite finished it, but I might resurrect it one day. I like to think it did have some merit, even though I wrote it a good 30 years ago!
If you had to choose 10 books to take to a desert island which ten would it be?
The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge.
The Worm Ouroboros, by E R Eddison.
The King of Elfland’s Daughter, by Lord Dunsany.
The Lord of the Rings, by J R R Tolkien
The Chronicles of Morgaine, by C J Cherryh
The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Bradley
Unicorns I have Known by Robert Vavra
Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney
Some sort of huge crossword compilation
And probably a book about boat building!
What is your most successful marketing tip (for your books)?
The best results I’ve ever had from all the different marketing I’ve done for my books have come from amalgamating a cover reveal/blog tour from Loving the Book with a Twitter campaign (I use Twuffer to schedule Tweets) and Facebook posts. The first novel in my Artesans of Albia fantasy series became an Amazon UK Bestseller the very first time I did this. I think it’s about keeping your book’s profile as high as you can, even if it’s only for a relatively short time.
What is the most useful piece of advice about writing you’ve been given?
I found this quote in a writing magazine and printed it out to hang above my desk. It has served me well over the years and it’s as relevant today as it was when I found it. My only regret is that I didn’t record who made the quote!
“ If you ever suffer moments of self-doubt, remember that every sucessful writer was once where you are now. Nothing is wasted. Every word you write, every page, every chapter, holds a lesson. Success may be just around the corner, and you may be closer to it than you think. Hold the faith – you just have to keep going, keep growing, keep writing fresh words.”
What’s your latest writing project?
Right now I’m working on the final novel in the Artesans of Albia series, entitled The Gateway. I wrote it years ago, but it needs a full edit. Once that’s done, I have an idea for a YA prequel to the series and I’m also a contributor to the Perseid Press HEROIKA brand anthologies. I will probably try to write more short stories as I enjoy the challenge.
Who is the biggest influence in your life?
Gosh, that’s a tough one. Writing-wise, I think I would have to say Elizabeth Goudge, because I discovered her writing very early on in my life and loved her style. I’ve never forgotten the first time I read The Little White Horse and the way it made me feel. I’d love to think I could write something that another young person might read and love and remember for the rest of their life.
On a more personal level, it would have to be my family. Not very exciting, maybe, but true nonetheless. My parents and my husband have been hugely supportive throughout my life, and my brother has been fantastic in helping me write, sing, play and record the unique folk-style songs that accompany my fantasy novels. I don’t know what I’d do without any of them!
If you could have a dinner party with anyone from history who would you choose and why?
I think I’d have to choose someone like Joan d’Arc. I’ve always been fascinated by the role of women in a male-dominated society, and especially so when the woman in question takes up arms. It is one of the themes of my own fantasy series, and is the reason I wanted to create a believable heroine who could hold her own, and in some cases surpass, strong male warriors. Yet I didn’t want her to be some kind of Amazonian, kick-ass female who kills everyone she sees. I wanted her to be feminine, and sometimes vulnerable, and to have all the faults and frailties of a normal woman, yet still to be a good and charismatic leader. That’s how I see Joan d’Arc, rightly or wrongly, and I hope I achieved this.
What would you cook for them?
Well, I happen to be rubbish at cooking. It’s not something I enjoy or find relaxing. In fact, if I do cook, I usually end up so fed up with what I’m making and the time it’s taken that I don’t want to eat it! My husband does most of the cooking in our house because he enjoys creating new dishes. I do all the clearing up, which he doesn’t enjoy, so it works out fine. But I do like omelets and I can cook them well, so anyone who dined with me would have to be prepared to eat eggs!
The first book in the series, King’s Envoy, is running a FREE KINDLE VERSION promotion from May 26th –May 30th. How flippin cool is that! There is not a universal Amazon link for that but here is the US link: https://www.amazon.com/Kings-Envoy-Artesans-Albia-trilogy-ebook/dp/B00FLXRW4I
The Author has send us a song list, That also includes video of live preformances!
Artesans of Albia Songlist.
From King’s Envoy: The Wheel Will Turn. https://www.reverbnation.com/caspeacewithntn/song/14437202-wheel-will-turn-from-fantasy-novel
To see live video performance:
From King’s Champion: The Ballad of Tallimore. https://www.reverbnation.com/caspeacewithntn/song/18886105-ballad-tallimore-from-fantasy-novel
From King’s Artesan: Morgan’s Song. https://www.reverbnation.com/caspeacewithntn/song/18886127-morgans-song-all-that-we-are-from
From The Challenge: Meadowsweet. https://www.reverbnation.com/caspeacewithntn/song/21511143-meadowsweet
From The Circle: Larksong. https://www.reverbnation.com/caspeacewithntn/song/22333132-larksong
FROM AWARD WINNING AUTHOR AOIFE MARIE SHERIDAN
Bellona is a young princess who grows up in a world of privilege. A world of servants, banquets, and power. To others, she has everything. But behind the castle walls and locked doors things are very different.
Bellona is a damaged, dark and broken girl. Her mother is her number one tormentor. Her words break Bellona, while her father prefers his fists. Hate grows thick within Bellona and the servants become her toys – ones she can break and replace.
In this harrowing tale, we watch Bellona destroy everything around her, yet Nierra, the man who will become her husband, is the only hope she has. But will he be enough to save her?
Redemption will be sought,
Deaths will be repaid,
And somethings can never be undone.
Step back into Saskia again.
Paperback copy of:
Eden Forest (The Saskia Trilogy #1)
City of Secrets (The Saskia Trilogy #2)
The Rise of The Queeen (The Saskia Trilogy #3)
Hunters (The Demon Series #1)
Bellona (The Saskia Trilogy #1.5)
And a 20 dollar amazon gift voucher.
An e-book of Bellona
About the Author:
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon books given to by her grandmother. Her love for romances grew; by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.
Aoife has a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen.
Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) took first place with Writers Got Talent 2013. Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and romance.
To find out more about Aoife Marie Sheridan you can visit her at:
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00B5W8SK6
or email her at email@example.com
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1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism. 1 in every 42 Boys
The LIFT Campaign is a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families in April, Autism Awareness month. Experts estimate that many ASD families spend up to $60,000 out of pocket each year on medical and therapy expenses. This year we’re raising funds to assist families struggling to manage these staggering costs. All profits go to the family scholarship program of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).
The online auction is LIVE! There are too many items from authors and bloggers up for bid to list here, but we have full signed collections from some of your favorite bestselling authors. We have non-book items like Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Echo, VIP Tickets to the Mile High Denver author signing, and so many other goodies! So start bidding while doing good!
(Bidding closes Friday, 4/29/16!)
Even if you don’t want to bid, you can still make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship program through our efforts HERE!
Don’t miss a thing! Join the LIFT 2016 Facebook Group for bidding alerts and campaign information.
Wanna stylishly support the LIFT Campaign? Buy your LIFT T-shirt before it’s too late!
All profits benefit TACA!
A special thank you from Lisa Ackerman,
Founder & Executive Director of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
Hopefully you recall I mentioned this recently. Lift 4 Autism are running an event to raise money to help autistic kids and their families. Autism is a complex condition, and many people are impacted by it – not just the sufferers themselves but their relatives and friends, teachers, support workers and even the community as a whole. Autistic kids can be very loving but in their own way, often struggling to deal or express their emotions and many suffer from lifelong learning and social disabilities. Every case is different – needs are different and their is still a lack of understanding about this condition.
Lift 4 Autism are running an auction – bidding runs between Monday April 25th and Friday April 29th.
April is Autism Awareness month, shining a global light on the condition an estimated 3 million people in the United States and 70 million people in the world live with every day. 1 in every 68 American children. 1 in every 42 boys. Though Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, affecting this many, for those outside looking in, it often remains a mystery. This month we hope to shine light and spread compassion for families living with Autism.
In addition to raising awareness, we also want to take action. This is the second LIFT 4 Autism campaign, rallying the romance reading community around this cause. More than 200 authors and bloggers are partnering with this effort, many donating books and other items to an auction the last week of April. Proceeds from this auction will go directly to our charitable partner, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. Specifically, our efforts will benefit families served through TACA’s scholarship program to offset medical and therapy costs.
To stay abreast of LIFT news and developments this month, join our Facebook Group.
How can you be involved?
1. Authors – Donate books or other items for auction
2. Bid in the auction, and your money goes straight to TACA’s scholarship fund. (You’ll be asked to register before the auction date to bid.)
3. Purchase a LIFT 2016 t-shirt
LIFT Giveaway! $5 Amazon Gift Card, LIFT T-Shirt and E-Book from any LIFT Author
A few authors are getting together to host/participate in several events for http://lift4autism.com/. April is Autism Awareness month.
Lift is a collective effort in the romance author/blogger community to raise awareness and funds that support families in need of autism resources and therapies on their journey. We are proud to partner with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. (See the website). The money raised will be going to help Talk About Curing Autism’s medical/therapy scholarship fund to help people with autistic children get the therapy and services they need.
Sign up sheet https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11v0MXGE0_koKn98E7cgGCfpDhbnVfdvHa12F6cRw8lM/viewform?fbzx=-7427452698213228000
Author Nicole Storey is having an auction – I’ve donated a book and so have various other people. I’ll post up more info nearer the time if anyone wants to participate but the links above will take bloggers to the sign up.
Just in the nick of time!
A reader on SW asked me if any of my books were available for the Smashwords Read an E-book Week. https://www.smashwords.com/books/category/1/newest/1
The answer is yes – until the 12th March ONLY
Outside the Walls – normally 99c. Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free
Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends – normally 1.25. Use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free
The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book 1 – normally 3.00. Use the code RAE50 at checkout for 50% off
The Shining Citadel – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Book II -normally 3.49. Use the code RAE50 at checkout for 50% off
Enjoy and if you take advantage of the offers please be kind enough to leave a review.