Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In the Spotlight...The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan

Join me in welcoming Miriam Khan and "The Lebrus Stone."



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The Lebrus Stone by Miriam Khan
 Blurb: 

 When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to the small town of Blacksville, West Virginia, she hopes to have a summer to remember and a chance to learn more about her parents, to also get to know the family she never knew existed. But the Lockes begin to act strange and erratic; eerie movements in the night fuel her vivid and gruesome nightmares. To complicate her summer further, she becomes attracted to the menacing yet handsome Cray Locke: her none blood related cousin. He seems determined to keep his distance. The only bonus to her trip seems to be the housekeeper and gardener. And when a local informs Crystal of the secrets buried at Thorncrest Manor, the kind consisting of a forbidden relationship and a war between hidden worlds, and witchcraft, she must decide whom to trust. Even if it means leaving behind those she has come to love


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Raves and Reviews: “I was compelled to keep reading. It was brilliant.”   "I can't put my finger on it. But there is something about Crystal that makes you want to keep reading her story. I ate a whole bag of Haribos whilst reading the first few chapters without realising. I was that engrossed."   “A really great book like this gives you that feeling.”   “Cray being cast as a cold yet lust worthy hero who was just as broken was nailed.”   “I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened.”   “Cray is delicious, manly, wanted by many, and a guy who know how to play the game.”   “Cray is at times a douche, but in a way he needs to be. It makes a woman want to know what makes a guy like him tick.”   "The writing, at times, is almost reminiscent of authors such as Daphne Du Maurier."   "A writer who seems to have a fine ear for dialogue. Every character seems to have a distinct voice."   "The descriptions are excellent. Very vivid. Some may think it slows the reading, but I love it."  


  Book Trailer: 3d Right   
  Book Links: 
 Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23440495-the-lebrus-stone
 Amazon http://amzn.to/1B9efXs 
 Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1HUOI60        

  About the Author: Miriam is from Cheshire, England and a family of six siblings. Her love for creativity led to acting at her local theatre before being a lead vocalist in rock bands. During those years, she often found solace penning her thoughts and feelings through lyrics or poetry. She chose not to continue singing in 2006, and two years later she woke up with the idea for The Lebrus Stone and began typing. Revising and editing it for the next six years. She is now eager to see what readers will think.   

Author Links: Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9793155.Miriam_Khan Website/blog - http://miriamkhannovels.blogspot.co.uk/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007806765011      


Monday, December 8, 2014

In the Spotlight...Karen King!


Please join me in welcoming Karen King and her new release, "Sapphire Blue."

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Blurb
Can love survive death?
“No one has ever walked out of Red. Once the Soul Catchers get you they don’t let you go.” Denny’s words scare me but I have no choice. If Will is in Red that’s where I have to go.

I’ve never really thought what it was like when you died. I’m only 16, too young to worry about that. At least I thought I was. I’ve heard about Heaven and Hell, of course, but it doesn’t look like I’m in either of them. All I know is that Will is here too and I need to find him. I can’t face spending eternity without him.






Excerpt
My mind is a mess. I can’t leave Will. I’ve got to help him. But how can I? I don’t know this world. If I don’t go with Grandpa and my family, I’ll be on my own. The Soul Catchers might get me too.
Soul Catchers. The very name makes me shudder. Have they got Will? What are they doing to him?
Will and I promised to love each other forever. How can I go without knowing he’s safe? I can’t leave him. But if I stay, how can I help him? My head is such a mish-mash of thoughts and fears I’m hardly aware of Grandpa leading me over to the silver bus, of climbing up the steps to board it.
It’s crowded so we have to go right at the back to find a seat. Grandpa gently pushes me into the seat by the window. I look out and see the guy still waiting on the steps. He’s not giving up on his sister. How can I give up on Will so easily?
That guy belongs here. He knows his way around, I remind myself. I’m new. I need to stay with Grandpa. Besides, the zone guides will find Will.
What if they don’t? I might never see him again.
The realization smacks me like a punch to the stomach, momentarily winding me.
I can’t go. Going with Grandpa might mean leaving Will forever and I can’t do that.
I can get another bus and meet up with Grandpa later, when I find Will. He could be on his way here, right now. I think of him walking in alone and confused like I was, of running to greet him, hugging him, letting him know that even though we’re here we still have each other. I have to wait for him.
I get up from my seat, almost jumping over Grandpa in my haste to get off.
“I’m waiting for Will,” I shout as I race down the aisle toward the closing door.
I can hear Grandpa and Aunt May calling me to come back but I ignore them. The doors are closing. With a final burst I reach them, slip through the narrowing gap and leap out, landing sprawled out on the ground. I hear the doors slide shut behind me and a loud whoosh. Scrambling to my knees I swivel around just in time to see the silver bus rise up and soar off into the sky, swiftly disappearing behind the clouds. Okay, so that’s why it’s called a sky-bus. Now what the hell do I do?
“Impressive.”
The guy’s standing in front of me, arms crossed, looking cool as chilled lemonade on a burning hot day.


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Bio

Karen King has had over one hundred children’s books published. She’s written for many children's magazines too including Sindy, Barbie, Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine. She writes for all ages and in all genres; story books, picture books, plays, joke books and non-fiction.  Sapphire Blue is her second YA novel. She also writes romance novels under the name of Kay Harborne.




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Twitter: @karen_king