The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles Goes on Tour!

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Feb 4

kickoff at Silver Dagger Book Tours

A Pinch of Bookdust

Feb 5

Zigler News  – GUEST POST

Bedazzled By Books

Feb 6

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too!

Craving Lovely Books

Feb 7

Word Processor, Romance, Cats, Kids and Creed

Insane Books

Feb 8

A Wonderful World of Words

Feb 9

Mythical Books

Feb 10

TNT Book Promotions

A Blend of Sass and Class Blog

T.L. Gray Blog

Feb 11

Musings From An Addicted Reader

Books,Dreams,Life

Feb 12

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Books all things paranormal and romance

Feb 13

Literary Gold

Janise’s Jivin’ Book Blog

Feb 14

Luv Saving Money

Maiden of the Pages

Feb 15

Book Reviews by Steph   – GUEST POST

Feb 16

Book Fanatics

Feb 17

Breanna Hayse Romance

Readeropolis   – GUEST POST

Feb 18

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee

Book Corner News and Reviews

Feb 19

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

Midnight Book Reader

Feb 20

eBook Addicts

Book Club Gone Wrong

Feb 21

nanasbookreviews

Girl with Pen

Feb 22

Twisted Book Ramblings

Feb 23

Book-Lover

Feb 24

Books, Authors, Blogs

Dragon’s Den

Feb 25

Inside the Insanity  – GUEST POST

Scrupulous Dreams

Feb 26

Authors  &  Readers  Book  Corner 

Teatime and Books

Feb 27

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

Taryn Jameson

Feb 28

Always Love Me Some Books Blog   – GUEST POST

Reviews and Promos by Nyx  – GUEST POST

Feb 29

The Bookshelf Fairy

Mar 1

The Book Dragon

Mar 2

michellemengsbookblog   – REVIEW ALL

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

Mar 3

Sylv.net

T’s Stuff

Mar 4

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

Pen Possessed

Kitchen Imps – Fantasy Finalist

I am delighted to announce The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Tales is a Fantasy Finalist in the NN Light book of the year.

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Here are the categories and the finalists:

 

Contemporary Romance

Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

When the Right One Comes Along by Livia Quinn

Escape From Behruz by Judy Meadows

 

Paranormal

The Ghost Chronicles 2 by Marlo Berliner

The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin, #1) by Judith Sterling

Spirit Talk by Colleen Hein

 

Fantasy

Path of the Traitors (LOW) by Charles E. Yallowitz

Kitchen Imps by A. L. Butcher

Escape From Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure (Prophecy Allocation Book 1)

by Nicky Blue

 

Historical Romance

Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls’ Club #4) by Aubrey Wynne

Shadow of the Swan by Judith Sterling

When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas

Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7) by Aubrey Wynne

 

Historical Fiction

Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch

Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

The Du Lac Prophecy by Mary Anne Yarde

 

Thriller

The Road to Armageddon by Clabe Polk

Gallows Field by Brendan Gerad O’Brien

Game Six by Judy Bruce

 

Suspense

Malthus Revisited (Lindsey McCall #4) by Lin Wilder

Fire on the Mountain: A Detective Mike Eiser Novel by Clabe Polk

Centrifugal Force by Lisa J. Lickel

 

Romantic Suspense

Gray’s Promise by Anni Fife

Smoke and Mirrors (Outbreak Task Force Book 2) by Julie Rowe

The Haunting of Hillwood Farm by Kathryn Knight

 

Nonfiction

California Cures!: How the California Stem Cell Program Is Fighting Your Incurable Disease!

by Don C Reed

The Inspiring Tale of Sir Edmund Hillary (Inspiring Tales) by Tory Locker

Everyday Enchantments by Maria F. DeBlassie

 

Young Adult

The Stronghold by Sebastian Bendix

Tainted Luck by Cynthia Austin

The Broken Branches by Becky Villareal

 

Erotic Romance

In Deep by Stacy Gold

Playing With Power by Vanessa Liebe

 

Paranormal Romance

Debriefing the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell

Haunted Hearts by Kimberly Dean

Oath of a Warrior by Mary Morgan

Rogue Dragon Rising, part one (Outside the Veil #1) by T.J. Shaw

 

Science Fiction/Science Fiction Romance

The IX: Prelude to Sorrow by Andrew P. Weston

Undercurrents in Time (Detours in Time #2) by Pamela Schloesser Canepa

Operation Ark (Pets in Space #3) by Pauline Baird Jones

 

Women’s Fiction

Once Broken by D.M. Hamblin

 

Children’s Fiction

The Checkered War: An Infested Story in Three Parts by Aunt Haggis

Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Piccadilly Street #1) by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Hockey Wars by Ben and Sam

 

Holiday Romance

Dante’s Gift (A Chicago Christmas #1) by Aubrey Wynne

A Highland Moon Enchantment by Mary Morgan

 

 

 

Echoes of a Song – Spotlight

Echoes of a Song – A Legacy of the Mask Tale is now available as an audio edition – to celebrate here’s a spotlight!

Synopsis

A dozen tumultuous years after the dramatic events at the Paris Opera House Raoul, Comte de Chagny is still haunted by the mysterious Opera Ghost – the creature of legend who held staff at the Opera House under his thrall, kidnapped Raoul’s lover and murdered his brother. In Raoul’s troubled imagination the ghosts of the past are everywhere, and a strange and powerful music still calls in his dreams.

Madness, obsession and the legacy of the past weave their spell in this short, tragic tale based on the Phantom of the Opera.

Excerpt 1

(c) A. L. Butcher

The Angel of Death stalked the De Chagny’s so the whispers said. Maybe it was true. For once the Angel of Death had been a man. A masked man of magic, of music and of murder. The Angel had many names, and many guises; Raoul had once laughed scornfully at Christine’s infatuation with the Angel of Music. But now he understood the terrible bewitchment, for it was his now to bear. This man, this ‘Phantom’, who at once was angel, ghost, maestro, architect, and magician had held them all in his not insubstantial power. Erik – so he called himself – had almost brought the mighty Paris opera house to its knees. Erik’s opera house, so Christine had told him. And in those desperate nights, at least, it had been true.

Raoul pulled out the hidden drawer beneath one of the shelves and read the newspaper – now yellow and faded – as he had every night for three years like a consuming obsession. First the accounts of the ‘accidents’ at the opera: the terrible night the chandelier had fallen killing an employee, the apparent suicide of a stage hand and the murder of one of the foremost tenors. Wild stories abounded about an ‘Opera Ghost’ who’d managed to fool the managers into parting with a fortune, terrified the corps de ballet and whose face was so terrible to behold that any who saw it would die, but who sang with an angel’s voice. The truth was not something that bothered the Paris Tribune too much, but the truth could be strange beyond reason. And the Surete could hardly believe the wild stories of masked men and angry ghosts. They’d searched and asked questions, and considered a cuckolded husband or an angry father, but no perpetrator had been found. The case dwindled into obscurity. Months and years went by and other cases took prominence and now few remembered one death in a city where murder was common and adultery more so. Peering at the faded print in the bad light Raoul found the part he sought in the letters of the city’s more reputable rag.

“Erik is dead,” Raoul said it aloud. Three words. Three words which had haunted him these twelve years.

Echoes of a Song – Universal Link

Amazon .com http://amzn.to/2E7Cdu0

Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2BJwAgk

Print

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Amazon Audio https://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Song-Legacy-Mask-Book/dp/B07HCKG3WK/

Amazon UK audio https://www.amazon.co.uk/Echoes-Song-Legacy-Mask-Book/dp/B07HCM1624/

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Boo! Authors – A.L. Butcher #Horror

Who are you? I’m A. L. Butcher (Alexandra) but most people call me Alex.

Tell us about your Boo! story: The Watcher is a rewrite of a short story set during the Autumn of Terror –1888’s London and the killer known to history as Jack the Ripper.  He was, and still is, an enigma and has fascinated me for years. I read a lot of true crime and have read most of the theories about his (or her) identity. This is a work of fiction – a might have been. It’s dark, violent and disturbing. But then again it’s meant to be.

What else have your written? Lots. I have a series of dark adult fantasy fiction, which has been called ‘sex and sorcery’. The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles is set in a world where magic is illegal and half the population is enslaved. Please check out my author profile or blog for further details.

I’ve also got several short stories, and short story collections of fantasy tales, a book of poetry and, most recently, a short tragic tale based around the Phantom of the Opera.

 

What frightens you the most? Clowns, enclosed spaces, cancer.

Have you ever seen a ghost? Probably. There was definitely something there. Our old house had some…. strange habits and I worked in a couple of places with ‘documented’ spooks.

What are you reading at the moment? A book about Woodes Rogers (a local privateer turned pirate hunter), a book about the ‘invention’ of murder by the Victorians, and a book about ancient Rome.

If you could meet any living famous person for dinner who would it be and what would you eat?

Sir David Attenborough. Cheese on toast or my late mother’s steak and kidney stewJ

If you could meet any dead famous person who would be and what would you have to eat?

Terry Pratchett, or Leonardo Da Vinci – same as above.

Which book do you see as the most influential in your life?

Many, many, many books. Phantom of the Opera; Count of Monte Christo; Wuthering Heights; Dracula; most of the Discworld series; Lord of the Rings: I, the Sun; Watership Down, and lots more.

In the zombie apocalypse what would be your weapon of choice with which to defend yourself?

Flamethrower with unlimited fuel, failing that a sword probably.

 

 

Social media links etc.

A.L. Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series, and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance genres.  She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history and monkeys. Her work has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as evocative.

 

Blog:                      https://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/

Goodreads:        https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6430414A_L_Butcher

Amazon:              http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alexandra-Butcher/e/B008BQFCC6/

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