#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #QandA and #GiveAway : The Universe Chronicles – Claire Davon @ClaireDavon

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Today I’m on the ‘The Universe Chronicles’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
To promote this book I have some ‘basic’ information, a Q&A and a giveaway for you.

About the Author :

Claire Davon_262x400Claire can’t remember a time when writing wasn’t part of her life. Growing up, she used to write stories with her friends. As a teenager she started out reading fantasy and science fiction, but her diet quickly changed to romance and happily-ever-after’s. A native of Massachusetts and cold weather, she left all that behind to move to the sun and fun of California, but has always lived no more than twenty miles from the ocean.
In college she studied acting with a minor in creative writing. In hindsight she should have flipped course studies. Before she was published, she sold books on eBay and discovered some of her favorite authors by sampling the goods, which was the perfect solution. Claire has many book-irons in the fire, most notably her urban fantasy series, The Elementals’ Challenge series, but writes contemporary and shifter romances as well as.
While she’s not a movie mogul or actor, she does work in the film industry with her office firmly situated in the 90210 district of Hollywood. Prone to break out into song, she is quick on feet and just as quick with snappy dialogue. In addition to writing she does animal rescue, reads, and goes to movies. She loves to hear from fans, so feel free to drop her a line.

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Tracking Shadows #16 Final 1800x2700_400x600Title: Shifting Auras (The Universe Chronicles Book 1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Maya Wingfield was raised to trust no one—least of all the dueling U.S. and Russian paranormal agencies, Universe and Night Stars, who’d love to harness her mind-reading gift.
She thought Richmond a safe place to escape their influence and hide from a rising psychic malevolence that drove her out of San Diego. But when she gets yet another call to retrieve her drunken roommate, her mind shows her an amber-eyed Universe operative with an impenetrable net around his deepest secret—and a voice that sends shock waves of awareness down her nerve endings.
Maya’s curves and aquamarine eyes aren’t the only things that jolt Ian Sanderson’s mental shields, bringing sexual tension thrumming back to life. It’s a power his Universe-trained mind knows he shouldn’t trust. And a vulnerability that makes his telekinetic power burn in his palms to protect her.
But to Universe, she is just one of too many unanswered questions. A target for Whisper, a shadowy new group of paranormals with powers beyond anything Universe has ever seen. Once before, Ian failed to protect a sensitive from a brain-scrambling attack. He will not fail again . . . even if it means using his talent—or his body—to stop a bullet.

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Shifting Auras 1800 x 2700_400x600Title: Tracking Shadows (The Universe Chronicles Book 2)

Since the day Jiana Falco was forced to join the paranormal agency Night Stars, she’s been planning her escape. She uses her bodyguard’s split-second of distraction to vanish into the shadows, and burns the last bridge by saving Quillan Hardis.
But now, locked in Quillan’s muscular arms, pinned by his calculating amber gaze, his invisibility talent shielding them both, she’s in even deeper trouble. If that’s possible.
Quillan didn’t get to Universe Corps’ highest echelons by being a fool. The rare shadow manipulator in his grip is too easy a prize to be anything but a setup. A pretty lure he should send back to Night Stars. Instead, he holds on—and in changing her fate, he seals his own.
Under a secret order to unlock her untapped power—by any means necessary—Quillan takes Jiana on the run with only a precog’s vague direction, and a spark of desire that blooms into something warm and genuine. But her fear of being clawed back into Night Stars’ control could drive Jiana so deep into the shadows nothing will get her out. Not even the light of Quillan’s love.
But her fear of Night Stars could drives Jiana so deep into the shadows nothing can lead her out. Not even the light of Quillan’s love.

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Do you see writing as a career?
Well, it would be nice to actually be able to earn a living at writing but I am not sure if I’d want to give up the day job. Theoretically it sounds nice because my day job is pretty stressful and I get all that time if I was doing nothing but writing but…
1. I can totally see if I were doing nothing but writing becoming a total hermit. I could order food in and basically never leave the house. My day job forces me to interact with dozens of people every day, making sure I don’t turn into a recluse.
2. Frankly, my day job gives me great benefits and that is hard to replace working for yourself. I am nothing if not practical.
Now if I hit the NYT bestseller list and were making six/seven figures on my writing then I’d almost have to reconsider the above. But…let’s just say I’m not there yet.

What do you think about the current publishing market?
Like anything else, it has its good points and bad points.
I think that self-publishing is great in many ways as it allows anyone to have an even playing field in terms of putting out their books. Nobody has to wait and pray that one of the “big six” is going to pick them up so in that sense anyone with an ounce of creativity can get their vision out to the public.
With that comes tons of scammers. That more than anything else bothers me. While the proliferation of self-publishing does create a crowded market and make it hard to stand out, which is a downside, it’s the scammers that really fry me. It’s the people like #copypastecris who steal work and palm it off as their own. It’s the book stuffers who game the system for page reads to get Amazon bonuses. It’s the people who sell books to other people once they are “done” with them so that the new folks can change the names, slap a new cover on the book, and call it original. I work hard—very hard—at my craft and folks like this give self-publishing a bad name.
I’ve had two publishers I very much enjoyed working with fold, and I think it’s very easy for small press publishers to go under. To thrive in this market, you have to be nimble and flow with the tide.
The good news is that there are still big publishers out there if people want to go that route. I have friends who are very happily with Harlequin, St. Martin’s, etc. In many ways we have the best of both worlds.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I do read, although these days it is mostly via audio books mainly due to time. I usually stick in the fantasy/paranormal genres, although I also dip into science fiction and very occasionally nonfiction. I think it’s important for a writer to be a reader as well. Not only do we then find out what is going on in our genre but I have been known to solve a problem area in my MS by reading other works. I can’t imagine not reading.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I write in the early morning hours, and at that hour there is only silence and the cheep of outside birds. I cannot write with music. Music distracts me because I love it so. So if I have music on I’m bopping along to that. Even classical I find myself lost in the beauty of the symphony. And if a TV is on I find myself straining to hear what is being said. So for me it is silence or nothing.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I usually have one story I am writing, although I have been known to juggle two and alternate between them, especially if I have hit a difficult spot with a story. I am almost always also editing another book at the same time. I write fast but the way I write I allow my books to have a lot of filler so the editing takes a bit of time.
Basically
writing – 1,000 words every day (or more), whether one or multiple stories
Editing – at least one chapter of one book, more if I am juggling multiple deadlines

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #GuestPost and #GiveAway : The Vampire’s Curse – J.G. Gatewood @JGGatewood

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Today I’m on the ‘The Vampire’s Curse’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
To promote this book I have some ‘basic’ information, a guest post and a giveaway for you.

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EC Fisher_266x400J.G. Gatewood is the author of the Keepers of the Orbs Fantasy Series and other writing projects. The first three books in the series (The Unknown Man, The Rising Past, A Shadow Within) are available on Amazon, as are his YA Fantasy novel, The Final Offering, and his Sci-Fi short story, Redemption.
When J.G. Gatewood is not writing, he is a full-time Subject Matter Expert and an avid reader.
He lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife of 16 years, and two sons. In what little free time he has remaining, he is usually busy brewing his own beer, crafting his own wine or enjoying a fine cigar.

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The Vampire's CurseTitle: The Vampire’s Curse: Life Eternal
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy

There’s no other way to say it; cancer is a bitch. When I was fifteen, Doctor’s diagnosed me with a rare brain tumor and gave me five years to live. With my death imminent, I made a deal with the Devil. Well, not the real Devil, but one of his minions for sure. Out of options, I accepted an offer for eternal life. I agreed to become a vampire. And all I had to offer in exchange was one year of service to a Duke named Aldric. What is one year in the grand scheme of things? Especially, when I’d live forever.
Now, two years later, I have a different view of vampires. I live in the shadows and have no contact with any of my friends or family. I hate what I’ve become and If I could go back and do it all over again, I would. To make matters worse, Aldric is summoning me for my one year of service. When I refuse, they hunt me like an animal. I’m run over by a car and witness my mother’s death at the hands of Aldric’s minions. No one stands up to-let alone refuses-Aldric, but enough is enough. I can’t live like this. I’m always watching over my shoulder, and fear each new person I meet is on a mission to kill me. This is not a second lease on life; its torture and the only way it will end is if I kill Aldric. It’s time for him to die.

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Something really interesting that happened to me!

I’m dating myself now, but at the start of my senior year of high school, I was hiking with some friends. I live in a southern suburb of Denver and the Rocky Mountains are literally a forty-five-minute drive away. One day a week into the school year, I was working my job at McDonald’s. Two friends—Nick and Fabian—and I all worked the opening shift which meant we started at 5 AM, but we were done at 1 PM. After our shift, we decided to hang out and all jumped into my best friends car. We started driving west with no destination in mind. An hour later, we were well into the mountains just north of Deckers. We parked in a parking lot near a river and climbed to the top of an outcropping. Just getting to the top, we all almost fell, but we didn’t and made it to the top. We chatted and smoked cigarettes for a time before we realized we needed to head back. Nick, who was an Eagle Scout, gazed over the edge where we made our initial climb and said it was too dangerous to go back that way. He wanted to look for another way. Being the ridiculous seventeen-year-old I was, I thought I was invincible and sent them on their way while I checked it out for myself. The edge was loose granite and I unfortunately slipped. I fell close to forty feet and rolled another hundred (or more feet) before stopping on the side of the hill thanks to a large boulder. Nick and Fabian found me. Flight for Life had to get me and I was the passenger on my first ever helicopter ride. At the end of the day, I broke both arms, broke three ribs, collapsed a lung, lacerated my liver, and crushed 4 vertebrae in my neck (they were almost the same vertebrae that Christopher Reeves broke). I was lucky. I spent twelve weeks in a halo, but have no lasting repercussions. I can walk just fine. I firmly believe Nick’s Eagle Scout training saved my life that day. I don’t remember anything, but Nick told me I wanted to get up, claiming I was fine. He knew I wasn’t and held me on the ground while also splinting my arms until help arrived. He was back then and continues to be my best friend to this day. I’m forever thankful.

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #QandA and #GiveAway : Courting Darkness – L.R. Braden

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Today I’m on the ‘Courting Darkness’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
To promote this book I have some ‘basic’ information, a Q&A and a giveaway for you.

About the Author :

LR Braden_400x400Born and raised in Colorado, L. R. BRADEN makes her home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her wonderful husband, precocious daughter, and psychotic cat. With degrees in both English literature and metalsmithing, she splits her time between writing and art.

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2- Courting DarknessTitle: Courting Darkness (The Magicsmith Book 2)
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Deeper into the shadows …
The paranatural community isn’t done with Alex. She’s been summoned to the fae court, and she’s got her hands full trying to prepare. But her date with the fae will have to wait. There’s been a death at the gallery, and the man she hoped would be a part of her future is the prime suspect.
Bitter enemies pull her into the middle of a paranatural war for territory that has her dodging police, swords, teeth, and claws—not to mention the truth. The deeper she digs, the more secrets she uncovers, and the less certain she is about the innocence of the one man she wanted to trust.
She thought she was done with murder and monsters, but she’ll have to enter the belly of the beast if she hopes to save her friend.

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Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Oh yes. I learn a ton with every book I write, and every revision. Courting Darkness will be my second published title, but it’s actually the fourth book I’ve written, and I learn and grow with every attempt.
One of the biggest learning points for me with this series has been to make my protagonist take the reins of the action as often as possible. Yes, some things must happen to her, but anywhere I can give Alex the opportunity to decide her own fate, I try to give it to her.

If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Emma Stone. I think she could pull off the right combination of sass and serious for Alex.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I write for the same reason I read: for fun. I’m not trying to teach, or preach, or convince. I just want to share a story that entertained me when it played out in my head. Hopefully it will entertain you too.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?
I think my favorite part of this book is when Alex realizes that even the people she thinks of as “good” have as much capacity for darkness as the people she thinks of as “evil,” and that accepting a person means accepting all of them… something she’s not sure she can do.

Are your characters based on real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Alex is based loosely on me. Other than that, the characters all came from my imagination, but imagination is influenced by real life. Some characters share specific traits with people I know, many are a mish-mash of such traits, but none match enough characteristics to represent an actual person from my life.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
For the most part I’ve got a pretty good handle on my stories. Sometimes scenes move around, and sometimes they take me in unexpected directions, but I always find my way back to somewhere near where I thought I’d be. The one place where my characters get free reign is in dialogue. Sometimes while I’m writing, I’ll find my characters have started chatting, or arguing, or they’ve gone off on some tangent, and I have trouble figuring out how to get them back on task.

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #GuestPost and #GiveAway : Alpha Bully – Renee Rose @ReneeRoseAuthor

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Today I’m on the ‘Alpha Bully’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
To promote this book I have some ‘basic’ information, a guest post and a giveaway for you.

About the Author :

Renee Rose_395x400USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews’ Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She’s hit the USA Today list five times with various anthologies.

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alphabully_375x600Title: Alpha Bully (Wolf Ridge High, Book 1)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

SHE RUINED EVERYTHING … I WILL MAKE HER PAY.
Her mom robbed my dad of his job. Destroyed his life.Now I have to look at her every day.
The girl next door. A human. A hot little nerd.
She doesn’t belong here—not in Wolf Ridge,not at our high school, definitely not in my life.
She doesn’t know what I am. Which makes it all the easier to take revenge.
I will bring her to her knees. Pierce her heart. Make her bleed. For me. All for me.

NOTE: This New Adult book features steamy scenes with characters over eighteen and is for an audience that is also over eighteen.

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What is Bully Romance?

Bully romance is the new dark romance catch-phrase, just like reverse harem took over for the term menage a couple years ago. My latest release, Alpha Bully, draws from all that is wonderful about the hot new genre, but the label may be a turn off to some.
The word “bully” carries a negative charge, so a lot of people have a reaction to the trope. I deliberated over putting it in my title or using it as a genre descriptor when I named Alpha Bully, a wolf shifter enemies-to-lovers high school romance.
Before you judge, let’s break it down. What the heck is this bully romance, anyway?
To me, it’s the same as any dark romance with an “alpha-hole” hero. He’s the dark, brooding type. It’s an enemies-to-lovers trope, but it’s set in high school, so it’s angsty, hot and delicious in that emotions-are-huge-when-you’re-18 way.
It’s the hero’s age and life situation that makes him a bully. There’s a mixture of rebelliousness in there because he’s not in total power of his life yet. The younger hero has all the swagger and cockiness of the dark romance hero, all the dominance, but he has limited power. Unlike one of my mafia heroes, who truly wields and owns his power, this hero still lives under the constraints of parents, teachers, school.
And while some bully romances are written for a YA audience, mine are not. I write steamy, so my characters are over 18 before they have sex and the books will be labeled “new adult” for over 18 readers. Because like all my books, readers can expect a hot, dominant alpha male, unavoidable conflict and of couse, the hero will eventually end up on his knees for the heroine before they get their HEA.
In Alpha Bully, Cole, the school’s star quarterback (and a shifter wolf) steals Bailey’s quiz to avoid getting benched from the game for failing. Here’s the scene by her locker that follows:

“Thanks for the help, Pink.” Cole crowds against my backside, leaning in close to speak low in my ear, like this is some private, lover’s conversation and not more bullying from the biggest dick in the school.
His voice rumbles deep, reverberating right into secret places it doesn’t belong.
“Fuck you, Cole,” I snap. I don’t usually curse, especially not at school, but this situation really calls for it.
I guess I’m still a chicken, though, because I don’t turn around, not willing to come eye to eye with my tormentor. I press myself even closer to the lockers to keep him from rubbing against me, but he just moves in tighter, and now I have smells and sensations that will haunt me along with his smirking face.
He’s going for intimidation and it’s working, but my body registers it as something altogether different.
Something foreign yet primitively familiar. Biological level, monkey brain shit that makes my downstairs unconscionably wet. Because no way do I find his muscle brained posturing sexy.
It sucks that he’s Jacon Elordi level hot. Tingles race across the surface of my skin. I look down. Goosebumps. He’s giving me fucking goosebumps just standing too close. I don’t have to look to know my nipple are beading against my favorite polka dot skater dress. I fight the urge to cross my arms over my chest. He doesn’t need to know how he affects me.
He’s big. Strong. His voice is deep. His scent is cedarwood soap and masculine goodness. And his cocky bullshit does something squirmy to my core.
“Here.” His other hand appears in front of my face⁠ — not the one still holding my locker closed effectively caging me in, but one on the other side of my head. He’s holding a piece of cinnamon Trident out to me.
“Really?” I snatch the gum and whirl around, too pissed now to avoid a face-to-face confrontation. “A stick of gum?” I hold it between our noses, cursing my hand for shaking. “Is this the going rate for taking someone’s quiz for them around here?”
Cole’s fiery brown gaze burns through me. I see the hatred in his eyes before he blinks and pretends he doesn’t give a shit. He shifts to lean a shoulder against my locker. “Well, you know, that’s all I can afford… seeing as how your mom stole my dad’s job and all.”
All the noise in my head quiets. My stomach drops out and I lose my breath. “What?”

So tell me, did I pique your interest enough to give it a try? I certainly hope so. Alpha Bully is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time, or FREE with #KindleUnlimited.

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #PromoPost and #GiveAway : Legend Series Box Set – McKayla Schutt @McKaylaSchutt

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Today I’m on the ‘Legend Series Box Set’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
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McKayla_301x400McKayla loves to write books about sexy werewolves.
Now a USA Today Bestselling Author!
She’s a stay at home mom of two in the state of Wyoming. Born in California, she misses the hot weather all of the time. Her goal- to write as many sexy books as possible. However, being a mom of two little ones can take time but she is pushing to finish her work to get more books out for her lovely fans.
Ever since she was little she wanted to be a writer but doubters said that it would be impossible to make money at it. She is pushing herself hard to show them they are wrong.
She would like to remind everyone to review what you read, it’s important!

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Box Set 1-9 resizedTitle: The Legend Series Box Set (Books 1-9)
Genre: Paranormal Romance

A witch and a wolf imprint, what could possibly go wrong??

Celina
Celina is faced with the one choice she never wanted to make between her mate and her child how would she choose?
Red Eclipse
Alia’s ready to vanish until a werewolf claiming to be her mate emerges and changes everything…
Blood Moon
Maria knows nothing of the magical blood flowing through her veins… when she imprints with the alpha, everything starts changing.
Summer Solstice
New beginnings aren’t supposed to start with werewolf imprint…now Carmen must choose, her wolf mate or her old way of life and time isn’t on her side.
Angie’s New Moon
Angie desires a life with a mate so she pushes down her fear and travels… but things she feared are coming true and she can’t stop what’s coming.
Solar Eclipse
No one believes Walter when he says, danger is coming, sticky spells and imprinting with Amethyst could prove him right or destroy the wolfpack coven.
Hunter’s Moon
Finding her mate should be the easiest part of Luna’s witchy life but he’s been raised to hate witches, will he abandon her like her parents or stay with her till death?
Jina
Tragedy and lies have been Jina’s whole existence but now she needs her second chance with her werewolf mate, she’ll find it or die trying.
Final Eclipse
Love is the last thing on Samara’s mind, as a hunter of supernatural beings she needs to stay focused, but Devin calls to her in a deep level that puts both of their lives on the line.

Fall in love with the Legend Series wolves and witches today.

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #GuestPost and #GiveAway : The Carousel – Cynthia Owens @Cynwrites1

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Today I’m on the ‘The Carousel’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
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Cynthia Owens_400x400I believe I was destined to be interested in history. One of my distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier’s 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17thCentury “King’s Girl,” one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France (now the province of Quebec) as brides for the habitants (settlers) there. My passion for reading made me long to write books like the ones I enjoyed, and I tried penning sequels to my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries. Later, fancying myself a female version of Andrew Lloyd Weber, I drafted a musical set in Paris during WWII.
A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, I enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to my first love, romantic fiction. My stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three!
I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. A lifelong resident of Montreal, Canada, I still live there with my own Celtic hero and our two teenaged children.

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Carousel Cover_388x600Title: The Carousel (The Wild Geese Book 7)
Genre: Historical Romance

Like the Wild Geese of Old Ireland, five boys grew to manhood despite hunger, war, and the mean
streets of New York.
The War had left him blind to beauty…
Kieran Donnelly is a gifted artist who has sworn never to paint again. He saw and did too many things during the war to extinguish the ugliness that lies in his heart. But a chance to work with some of the most magnificent paintings brings him close to the world he still loves…and an extraordinary woman who sees his true heart.
Darkness couldn’t extinguish the light in her heart.
Blind from the age of four, Emily Lawrence yearns to experience the outside world. When she hires Kieran Donnelly to catalogue her father’s paintings, he offers her a glimpse at life outside her exquisite home…and a chance for a future.
Can Kieran and Emily emerge from the darkness to find happiness and love?

**Can be read as a standalone!**

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Inspiration

The Carousel is inspired by and dedicated to my grandmother.
Her name was Emma Laflamme, and she died in 1981 at the age of 88 years old. She raised nine children in the tiny windswept village of Irishtown, on the Gaspé coast in Eastern Quebec. She was also blind, and had been since the age of 40.
My grandmother was a strong woman, and she never let her handicap slow her down. I well remember watching her with fascination as she kneaded a loaf of bread (made from scratch, no less!), and marveling at how easily she did it. It was even more fun to devour the delicious results. To this day, whenever I smell bread baking, I think of her.
I hope The Carousel makes her proud.

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#BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours / #QandA and #GiveAway : Angela’s Epistles – Rita Kruger @RitaKrugerWrite

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Today I’m on the ‘Angela’s Epistles’ blogtour, organised by Silver Dagger Book Tours.
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Rita Kruger_400x272Rita Kruger lives in Vereeniging, South Africa. She is wife, granddaughter, daughter, mother, and grandmother. Most of childhood happened within the pages of books. Stories conspired to carry her away from the world she knew. The places and people books introduced her to were much more exciting than her boring existence.
Currently married to her personal MacGyver, she surrounds herself with what enriches her body, mind and soul. Family. Friends. Nature. Great food. Good wine. Mountains of books. She writes novels challenging major themes of her life in the genres of fantasy and gothic horror, which she loves.

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Created with GIMPTitle: The Gap Year (Angela’s Epistles Book 1)
Genre: SciFi LGBT Romance

Angela Wright might have everything her father’s money can buy, but that meant nothing to her on the night of her twenty-eight birthday. She is angry and a little bit drunk as she flees the scene of a fight with her mother.
All her life she has done the right thing. But she is tired of living under her mother’s shadow. How can she ever compete with Margaret Wright, the first Human judge on the Intergalactic High Court?
Within the space of a few days, Angela drops out in the last semester at Intergalactic Bureau of Investigation Academy, signs a bounty hunting contract to find the top ten criminals in the galaxy, and kisses Brenda, her best friend since childhood.
She might be late, but at last she is blooming.

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Created with GIMPTitle: Sins of the Fathers (Angela’s Epistles Book 2)

Angela Wright is new to bounty hunting, and on her way to find Nuremburg, a cop-killer. She is also new to Uranus. And to loving a woman. She thinks she’s doing rather well, for a late bloomer.
She learns that Uranus’ has a nickname. “Black widow.” Interesting Creatures. An underground where the resistance live in squalor. And a box with journals and pictures from her father, Winston James Wright.
Only, he died when she was six years old.
Meanwhile on Earth, a stalker rears his head. His has his eyes and mind Angela’s girlfriend, Bren.
Maybe blooming isn’t really what she thought it would be. Or maybe it is just that everyone else had a head start.

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3- Dancing in the Dark_400x600Title: Dancing in the Dark (Angela’s Epistles Book 3)

This is book three of Angela’s Epistles Series.
Finally Angela tastes success in as a bounty hunting. The Top Ten list of worst criminals was changing because of what she did. Having conquered her new career, she now turned her mind to new endeavours.
Bren, her girlfriend, was still plagued by a stalker, and the police was not helping much.
Angela starts to read her father’s journals, at last. He speaks about a betrayal. They are also filled with concern for the atrocities that was happening on Uranus. Therefore she sets forth to rescue her brother from the Black Widow (Uranus). She has a brilliant scheme, a map, and just in case, a Plan B.
But can she leave Uranus untouched? Will its darkness touch her? Will she, and the team of people who are gathering, be able to get to the stalker before he gets to Bren?

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Created with GIMPTitle: Dark Eclipse (Angela’s Epistles Book 4)

This is book four in Angela’s story.
The attack on Bren unleashes all kinds of trouble in Angela’s life. With Bren and Angelo both in hospital, she is almost living there. Heading for a nervous breakdown, she is able to get them both in one room, with a guard outside. And an extra bed for herself.
In the middle of this she needs to find answers. What really happened on the night Bren was attacked? Where did she go? And why did she make those calls to Bren?
No, WHO made those calls to Bren?
Prof Linden and the top students go through Bren’s case file and find some irregularities. Evidence is missing. The police investigation is going nowhere. All fingers point to the stalker being a policeman. Soon the Intergalactic Bureau of Investigation takes over. Can they find the truth?
And Margaret wants the journals her father wrote for her. She is willing to take Angela to court.
Adulthood has a fierce bite. Can Angela hold on amidst all the twists and turns life is throwing at her?

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Created with GIMPTitle: Masquerade (Angela’s Epistles Book 5)

This is book five in the ANGELA’S EPISTLES series.
Life after the attack on Bren is hard on our relationship. Her walls are up so high I cannot reach her. But I know it’s not only the attack. I lied to her. Everything between us is tainted.
Angelo has found love! I’m happy to have my brother here. Only, he isn’t my brother, is he?
The board members of Search International is having a party. Only, it turns into the worst idea ever. I should have expected that for them. Anyway. The new target on the International Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten list is Identity Thief. Which means I have to go to the bank right after the party to ensure my money is protected properly.
And then the hunt starts.
Can I find a way to reach Bren in her tower of pain? How deep does the investigation into the mining atrocities in her father’s journals go? And what other secrets will he share with her? Will Margaret change her mind about wanting the journals? And can Angela find the Identity Thief before he finds her?

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6- Close Cuts_400x600Title: Close Cuts (Angela’s Epistles Book 6)

This is book six in the series Angela’s Epistles.
Follow the escapades of Angela, Bren and the people they love. This time Angela has to face enemies from within and without. But can she do this without the support of her lover, Bren, who had always been the rock on which she could stand?
Margaret, her mother, is still fighting her around every corner. Added to this is a trusted friend that turns into an enemy.
The Identity Thief seems like a walk in the park in the middle of Angela’s storms. But will she ever find this elusive criminal?
What new secrets will her father’s journal reveal? Can she heal the damage to her relationship with Bren before it is too late? Can she survive in a world filled with people that want to kill her?

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Q&A :

How do you select the names of your characters?
I usually start writing a story with MC1 and MC2. MC refers to Main Character. MV would be Main Villain. I allow the characters to tell me their names as I go along. I was writing one day and when I got to MC2 I heard “Bren” in my head and typed it in automatically. But Angela whispered her name to me in a dream one night when the first book was almost completed.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
Read palms?

What was your hardest scene to write?
I have a dark epic fantasy series coming in 2020. Three of those stories are completed and have several scenes that were emotionally difficult to write. Killing off a young girl’s mother. Having that girl kill a monster returning that looks like her mother later in the book.
In Angela’s Epistles, there were several hard scenes between Angela and Bren that were emotionally challenging for me.

Do you Google yourself?
No. But I am told authors need to do so in order to see if their social media platforms are effectively reaching people. It seems weird to me.

What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Procrastination. I have to fight my urge to leave everything to the last minute.

Does your family support your career as a writer?
My mother does indeed. I have a paranormal romance that is on the edge of horror. Once she read that, she looked at me and asked: “what did I do wrong to make you turn into the person that can write this?”
So, she’s not reading anything I write more, but she tells me to go on and supports me in my career.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the books. Most of Angela’s Epistles were done in two to three weeks. But the dark epic fantasies centres around mythology and required a lot of research. For most of them I spend about a month in research before I even started to put pen to paper.

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