“Under A Hunter’s Moon” – Get The First Chapter Of This Urban Fantasy For Free!

Cover and blurb for the "Under A Hunter's Moon" - The first short story in the "Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels" Urban Fantasy series.

More about “Under A Hunter’s Moon”

  • Length:About 4,200 words
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • Setting: Seattle and the surrounding area
  • Series: “Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels”

Why am I offering the first chapter for free?

I have written several stories in the “Prequels” series, which are great introductions to the “Shadows Over Seattle” world. Three years ago, this story was featured in “Moon Shadows” and saw my debut as a published author, and remains very close to my heart. I’m also planning to release at least one or two more short stories over the coming months, as I continue to work on the first full novel in the “Shadows Over Seattle” series.

We’re also coming up on my birthday, and the first anniversary of this story being published under the “Shadows Over Seattle” banner. So, for the anniversary of the release I’m giving everyone a chance to try before they buy.

After all, I don’t know about you, but when I’m shopping for books in the store, I tend to read the first few pages to see if the book fits my tastes. Sure, I’ve had some very pleasant surprises when opening a book I’ve not tried reading first, but I still prefer to sample.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share a comments from the reviewers…

Here’s what reviewers have had to say:

“I love the dark view taken but also the unique point of view that makes you want to care for the dark creatures.”

“If you like wolves, if you like werewolves, if you like that whole conflict of humanity, and conflict within yourself, you’re gonna love this book.”

“An amazing take on Lycans. I love the dark view taken but also the unique point of view that makes you want to care for the dark creatures.”

“There is that conflict that is driven into the story. That beautiful arc that starts off so well… that builds up to a beautiful crescendo, and then just drops you, and your heart is going to drop when it’s time for it. And you’re going to feel it. You’re going to feel the protagonist’s pain. You’re going to feel everything.”

Get the first chapter of the story for free… Click Here!

Top 10s – Mythological Creatures Collection

photo-1473186505569-9c61870c11f9Last week, I started posting a short series of Halloween themed videos from Top10Archive which have all been part of my story research lately. This week we’re switching things up a little, and looking at the combat side of mythology.

Thanks to Top10Archive for producing so many wonderful videos…

This Week’s Subject: Mythological Battles & Weapons!

Top 10s – Mythological Creatures Collection

photo-1473186505569-9c61870c11f9As I wander around the internet, doing research for my stories, I come across a lot of top 10 videos, and lists. I thought I’d share some of those in the build-up to Halloween, so you can see some of the stuff that can have me watching YouTube for hours.

Thanks to Top10Archive for producing so many wonderful videos…

This Week’s Subject: Mythological Creatures!

Book Spotlight – “Summer’s Destiny” by Ariel Marie

Overview

The hunters came in the middle of the night. Killing every vampire in sight. Their screams still haunted her. Summer Rayne was one of the lucky vampires to escape the massacre. She did what every other vampire had been doing for the past decade— she ran. She ran as fast and far away as she could, not knowing that destiny would lead her to her future.

He failed his people. Vampire king Ryan Valerian lived in his own personal hell for years. Vampires were no longer the top of the food chain— they were now the hunted. The hunters wanted to eliminate the vampire race, killing them as they hunted them down. Ryan did as other vampires did— he ran. He remained hidden until destiny presented him a small curvy vampire that blew into his life like a hurricane.

Their meeting was destined. Their love was instant. Their chemistry sizzled. Summer was convinced that the vampires would once again rise but would her love be enough to convince Ryan to be the king he was destined to be?

Releasing 3/12/16

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B01CN8QMRG
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01CN8QMRG
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CN8QMRG
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01CN8QMRG

From the Author

Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.

Links

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Book Spotlight – “Toma: The Dark Shadows 2” by Ariel Marie

 

Overview

For centuries, the Dark Shadows have been charged with protecting the Vampire nation. Necromancers, their mortal enemies, are growing bolder and stronger in their attempt to destroy the vampires.
Anika Massey, best friend to the vampirian princess, has lusted after her friend’s older brother, Toma, for years and he doesn’t seem to even notice she exists. At least, she didn’t think the Dark Shadows warrior did, until the necromancers turned their focus on her.
He noticed her. One touch and Toma Olaru knew he wouldn’t be able to give her up. Since their first meeting he could not get the curvy human female off of his mind. He knew it wasn’t right for him to have feelings for his sister’s best friend, but fate had decided that she’s his mate. She’s human and according to Vampire laws, he cannot have her and should have never touched her.
Anika understands the ways of the vampires and knows she must let Toma go, but will Toma be willing to let her go?

(Click to read my review)

Online Facebook Release Party (2/20/16)

Come party with Ariel Marie at the online Facebook release party for Toma (The Dark Shadows 2)! A bunch of great authors and blogs will be helping her celebrate the new release. There will be a ton of games and giveaways! Make sure you join this party! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768046083423048/

Toma (The Dark Shadows 2) Signed Paperback Giveaway

Giveaway opens 1/25/16 and ends 3/1/16 at 11:59 pm EST

Click Here To Enter The Giveaway

Where To Buy:

AMAZON US, AMAZON CA, AMAZON UK, AMAZON AU

From the Author

Ariel MarieAriel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can still remember her first favorite book from childhood. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.

Links

TwitterFacebook, Google+, Goodreads, Amazon

Post Halloween Round-up & NaNoWriMo

wolf-ID8070-3076x3840 (2)So this week, I’ve a few things I want to remind people of, bring to people’s attention, and make note of. Apologies if this seems like a longer read than usual.

All Hallows Reads

As regular followers will know, I recently took part in the All Hallows Reads event over on Facebook. This was an amazing weekend of books, chat, competitions, and fun for all involved.

The event was arranged by a small number of authors, including the amazing Lilo Abernathy (who I’ve featured in my “Book Spotlight” a couple of times now). Lilo has found ways to put together online events that makes it seem effortless to those of us jumping on board. She not only managed to herd over twenty authors into the same event, but kept everything organized during the build-up to the event, as well as helping establish guidelines for how each of us could run our particular segments of the event.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two full days, as well as open the event on Halloween morning, and close it at the end of the weekend. From the evidence of my own inbox (thank you Facebook for notifying me of updates by email, when I’d already seen the live), with well over two thousand messages received and deleted, a huge amount of fun was had by everyone.

One lucky winner came out of the event with a digital copy of “Moon Shadows“, and I also managed to gain a few new followers to my mailing list. So for me the weekend was a huge success.

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Vampire Assassin’s League – Mega Set #1

I’ve also teamed up with the lovely Jackie Ivie, who is one of the local Alaskan authors I had the pleasure of meeting back in May. For those who’ve been following me for a while, we were two of the four panelists at Fireside Books when they held their Independent Bookstore day event.

I’ve been wanting to highlight Jackie’s books for a while, but she’s such a prolific writer that it was hard to pick just one. Also, since her stories appear in different combinations, (from single story, to three story sets, and two story collections set around a theme), it’s been hard to decide which one(s) to highlight.

However, Jackie has just put her Vampire Assassin’s League Mega Set #1 on sale for $0.99, for a limited time. And this was just the excuse I needed to help out a fellow Alaskan. Over the course of several emails, I had the pleasure of taking my experience from putting together the posters for All Hallows Reads and translating it into this poster for Jackie’s book spotlight appearance. I’m confident of my readers will enjoy Jackie’s writing style, because there is a good mixture of mythology, romance, and the supernatural.

Vampire Assassin League – Mega Set #1 : The Vows

Containing #1 through #10 of the Vampire Assassin League series
*** ONLY $0.99 on Amazon, for a limited time only ***
Click here to Buy Now – Before It’s Too Late!

NaNoWriMo 2015

November is National Novel Writers Month, where writers across the globe take on the monumental task of trying to write fifty thousand words over the course of one month.

This year I’ve done something very different to my previous attempts. Despite having completed the goal on four out of five attempts, I’ve never gone into the event with a plan before. I’ve written my 1,666 words per day with only the barest idea of where the plot was supposed to go, and very few ideas of what events had to happen when. So… This year it was time to put together an outline, and I have to say it’s enabled me to work with confidence that I know where each scene has to start, and where it has to end. Sure I’ve moved a couple of things around as I write, but that’s only to be expected if things seem to flow better that way.

So… with that in mind, I’m taking the rest of November off my mid-week blog spots, and concentrating my time on getting my word counts for each day.

Moving Home @ Short Notice

And as a final note. I’m in the process of trying to find a new house/apartment for myself and my wife, after almost ten years in my current apartment. My landlords have recently started to do long overdue renovations to the property that houses the apartments, and wants to start on the apartments themselves next. This means that I will be moving sometime between now and the end of January. Right now, we’re still looking for a place to move into within our price range, and the Alaskan winter is just kicking in. There may be some delays in posts while I move, and  get my internet hooked up.

Book Spotlight – “Fallen Angels” by Julie Nicholls (Part of the All Hallows Reads Halloween Book Event)

Overview

This 3 in 1 eBook contains Demon Within, Angel Within, and Ascension Within. The story of Kai, who was sold into slavery at the age of 6 by his mother, and who learns that killing brings rewards. Raised by slavers who put him in the fighting pits of Darkmide after they learn he has something inside which makes him invincible in battle, they use him for sport. After years of servitude at the hands of the slavers, Kai breaks free and mounts a rebellion, earning a reputation as a powerful Warrior. An alliance between a king, sets him on a path he could never imagine. After meeting the king’s daughter, Eloise, they build a relationship and discover secrets about themselves and the world around them. The second book, Angel Within brings more trials for Kai and Eloise, and a powerful witch joins forces with a mercenary from their past to bring forth the most powerful of all Fallen Angels, Samyaza. Book three, Ascension Within… the conclusion of this story gives us all the answers we’ve been waiting for. The angels have been playing a game, one that could end all humanity. Will the mortal world survive the game played by powerful angels?

 

From the Author

Julie Nicholls was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. Her love of writing didn’t fully develop until she moved to Bulgaria after retiring from work at the age of 42. Living in a small village in the South of Bulgaria with her husband and two dogs, Julie enjoys country-life and the freedom retirement brings.

She’s the owner of “Literally Sensual” on WordPress, along with other writing friends, but is more known for writing Fanfiction and receives regular reviews.

The release of her first novel, Demon Within, encouraged her to continue writing a sequel. And now Demon Within is the first in a series called “Fallen Angels”. The second book in the collection, “Angel Within”, was released in March 2015 with the final book in the series, Ascension within released Sept 2015

Links

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Julie Nicholls’ Amazon Page

Julie Nicholl’s Blog

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All Hallows Reads – 29th October thru 1st November

Come Join Us! You Won’t Be Disappointed!

If you are looking for some of the best works in the fields of horror, and paranormal writing, look no further than this event.
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