Monday, September 30, 2013

Becoming Brigid by Lisa Shafer

From a fellow writer and blog buddy. a paranormal adventure -- with a hint of romance, targeted for 14+ audience:

Pepper Kircy has definite plans for her future.  And she thinks she knows everything about her life -- at least until she meets Dougal, a man with way too much information about a past she doesn’t remember.   Suddenly, her geeky, ghost-hunting dad and her mortician neighbors aren’t quite as ordinary as they seem.  But then, neither is Pepper. 

Dougal’s tempting.  He quotes poetry and insists on calling Pepper by the name she never uses: Brigid.  Soon, she can’t get him out of her dreams.  So, in spite of all his weird talk about a missing goddess and a long-lost stone, she could really like this guy.  Maybe even enough to change her precious plans.

If he'd just stop trying to kill her....

Book Trailer:

Buy on Amazon for the POD copy:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Safari - Withlacoochie Trail

Greetings from the hermit writer, from the Withlacoochie Trail. 

( see the higher resolution photo in Lightbox any photo)

Have a great week!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Trailer Reveal - TILT: Dreams of Chaos #2

TILT: Dreams of Chaos #2

Two years ago, teen goddess Trotter saved the entire pantheon of Realm from a dark god bent on
revenge. Her battles led her into fantastic and dangerous worlds where she discovered new friends and family as well as new foes. She also discovered the extraordinary secret behind her birth that her parents had kept hidden for centuries: Trotter had been marked by Chaos himself.

Now, cast out from Realm by the very gods whose lives she saved, her refuge among the humans on Aevum has been destroyed as the world is tilted violently from its sun. Trotter will stop at nothing to save the world and the people she loves, but winning this fight will force her into a choice that may mean giving up the only home she’s ever known.

TILT is the second book in the Dreams of Chaos series which has been hailed by reviewers as "Darker and more enchanting than the Heroes of Olympus Series."

[from Mac... I have no idea why Blogger gave me grief inserting the trailer...but go here ]

FREEBIE! As part of the upcoming book launch festivities, ALICE WILL: Dreams of Chaos #1 will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle from 10/11 – 10/14! Get your copy here:

Release Date: October 11th, 2013

Twitter: @AshleyNChappell

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Shout-out, For SEEker 2, Maybe?

Reaching people is tough. You know that. If you're willing to give my newest, 19th title, a shout-out, I'll die happy, thinking of how kind you were today. Otherwise of course I'll languish in purgatory when my days end.

If you're interested, want something different, I'm game. Send me a message.

If you're simply willing to re-post my cover, blurb with a link to Amazon and BandN you will forever be my BFFL…uh…bestest friend for life.

An autistic genius, a go-with-the-flow slacker, and two brothers with an unspoken history are fresh off an East Coast tour sticking it to one drug lord. The vacuum they created in the southeast drug corridor is sucking the partners into an ever-deepening hole.

They can’t count how many are trying to kill them. The distraction of romance may be the coup de grace.

[Of know I'll return the favor]

Monday, September 23, 2013

If You Beta-read SEEker 2…

If you beta-read SEEker 2, the novel is on Amazon and B&N now. Please consider leaving a review. I would pay millions (maybe an exaggeration), even wash your car.

If you'd like a free copy, and are willing to post a review on either Amazon or B&N, send me a preference of e-format, and a copy is yours.

Steve McHugh, Hellequin Chronicles

Crimes Against Magic:

Hellequin Chronicles: Book 1
How do you keep the people you care about safe from enemies you can’t remember?
Ten years ago, Nate Garrett awoke on a cold warehouse floor with no memory of his past—a gun, a sword, and a piece of paper with his name on it the only clues to his identity. Since then, he’s discovered he’s a powerful sorcerer and has used his magical abilities to become a successful thief for hire. 
But those who stole his memories aren’t done with him yet: when they cause a job to go bad and threaten a sixteen-year-old girl, Nate swears to protect her. With his enemies closing in and everyone he cares about now a target for their wrath, he must choose between the comfortable life he’s built for himself and his elusive past. 
As the barrier holding his memories captive begins to crumble, Nate moves between modern-day London and fifteenth-century France, forced to confront his forgotten life in the hope of stopping an enemy he can’t remember.
Born of Hatred:

Hellequin Chronicles: Book 2
There are some things even a centuries-old sorcerer hesitates to challenge…
When Nathan Garret’s friend seeks his help investigating a bloody serial killer, the pattern of horrific crimes leads to a creature of pure malevolence, born of hatred and dark magic. Even with all his powers, Nate fears he may be overmatched. But when evil targets those he cares about and he is confronted by dire threats both old and new, Nate must reveal a secret from his recently remembered past to remind his enemies why they should fear him once more.
Born of Hatred, set in modern London with historical flashbacks to America’s Old West, continues the dark urban fantasy of Crimes Against Magic, the acclaimed first book in the gritty and action-packed Hellequin Chronicles.

BioSteve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.
It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full length novel that was publishable, the results of which was the action-packed Urban Fantasy, Crimes Against Magic.

Steve McHugh lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Safari - Trout Creek

Greetings from the hermit writer. Hiked between the rain showers today. Was still nice and warm out there. Hope you enjoy my slice of Florida.

Molly says, "Hi."

Some change of color...even in Florida!

I like trees.

The biggest joy can be found in some of God's most humble creations.

A keen eye is required while on safari, to catch all the wildlife.


Look for SEEker 2 in Amazon this week

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Safari - Historic Ybor City

I've really missed my Sunday Safaris. (Hope you have too.) Just now starting to catch up with things left un-done for the five months I was in El Paso, so maybe I can get my Sundays back. So here's an urban safari…in historic Ybor City. Hope you enjoy the color.

(click on a picture for lightboard)