Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Please help me welcome On the Bright Side by S.R. Johannes!

On the Bright Side by S.R. Johannes


Book Description:

On the Bright Side is a hilarious road to guardian angeldom paved with so much drama and due-paying that it makes middle school look painless.

As if the devil’s food cake at her wake and the white fat pants she’s stuck wearing for eternity weren’t bad enough, fourteen year-old Gabby is quick to discover that Cirrus, the main rung of Heaven, is a far cry from the Pearly Gates. Here, Skyphones and InnerNets are all the rage. Until Gabby finds out she has to protect Angela, her school nemesis, in order to move up through the training levels of heaven. Problem is, Angela is now hitting on Gabby's should-have-been boyfriend. (awkward!)

Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (like tripping is a sin?) at the hopes of cooling off the new couple. At first, they seem harmless until the school dance sabotage gets completely out of control. Then, her Celestial Sky Agent, who happens to have anger management issues of his own, puts Gabby on probation, threatening her eternal future. 

Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death. 


Author Bio:
S.R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On The Bright Side ( a tween paranormal).
She started out writing for her local school paper, winning a state Nutrition essay contest for “Be a Smart Cookie”, and singing in a local Jazz band. Somewhere along the way, she earned an MBA in Marketing and embarked on an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America working as a marketing and communications consultant.
In 2000, S.R. traded in her expensive suits, way-too high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own marketing & communications business, www.bilaninc.com, and continues creating materials for a variety of large profit and nonprofit clients, including Spanx, Goody Hair Products, Chick Filet, Delta, CARE, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
S.R.’s dream is to publish children’s books and magically imprint the imaginations of kids. In addition to juggling nap schedules while attending client meetings, Shelli focuses on her writing. She is a frequent marketing speaker at SCBWI conferences across the U.S and runs a popular marketing blog, Market My Words (www.faeriality.blogspot.com) where she provides marketing advice for authors in the hopes of helping them better market their words.
In her spare time (yeah right!) and if the kids allow (yeah right!), Shelli obsesses over movies, reads children’s books (over and over), wishes she could squeeze in Bikram Yoga sessions, and dreams of sleeping in on the weekends.
She currently lives in Atlanta with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess that someday will change the world.
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Contact information:

ebook: (available jan 31st)

ISBN 10 – 0984799117
13 - 978-0-9847991-1-4

paperback (available in Feb)
ISBN-10: 0984799133
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847991-3-8

Paperback will be available in Feb.
 To buy the Kindle ebook - The ebook is $2.99 and can be purchased at amazon
  Book Trailer:


Social Media
Twitter: https://twitter.com/srjohannes


Monday, January 30, 2012

Blog Tour: Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark (Giveaway too!)

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
Today's feature:
The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark.
The Apocalypse Gene Author info:

Suki Michelle is a life-long Chicagoan, happily divorced and still good friends with her Ex. She lives and writes with her soul-mate, Carlyle Clark. She has one beautiful daughter, Bree, who is the first reader and  critic of The Apocalypse Gene, and without her input, it wouldn't be nearly as cool! Suki's other children are  of the four-legged type, Dahlia, the German shepherd; Kilala the lazy calico chub-cat; and Koney, the  tortoise-shell demon cat from the Seventh Ring.

Carlyle is a burly dude from San Diego. He can look menacing at a glance, but as soon as he opens his mouth, pure intellectual. They are eternally grateful for the day they met at an on-line writer's workshop. They've been together for four years. On the outside. Suki and Carlyle are totally disparate. On the inside,
they are the REAL Neo-Twins. You'll have to read The Apocalypse Gene to find out who the Neo-Twins are, but here's a hint: They are twisted devils with mirror-melded auras.

As writers, Suki and Carlyle have complementary skill sets. Lyle is plot master and edgy dialoguer. He is a huge fan of Japanese anime, and he draws upon this to choreograph fight scenes. Suki enjoys painting a character's emotional landscape and writing vivid descriptions. They both have wild imagination.

Suki and Carlyle treasure every opportunity to share their work.

Twitter: @Suki_Michelle

Book info and blurb:
Apocalypse Gene
By Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Global pandemic is raging. Olivya Wright-Ono's once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying. Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.  The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth .

. . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother's aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah.  Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure? Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to manipulate her very emotions?

With her mother's life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to discover it is far, far more than a mere disease . . .

Website:  http://www.TheApocalypseGene.com

Blog:  http://www.TheApocalypseGene.com/cy-chi

Facebook FanPage:
http://www.facebook.com/TheApocalypseGene

Buy links:  Goodreads and  Amazon



...and now for that giveaway I mentioned...


Don't miss out - here's an excerpt:

Hot with fury, Mikah slammed the wall with his fist, hardly noticing the pain of torn knuckles. They'd heal in minutes anyway. It didn’t matter. Nothing mattered. He strode across the room and shoved the computer monitor to the floor, swept his arm across the shelves, scattered artifacts, books, graphic novels, puzzles. Prime. That cold hearted ghoul. That monster and his freakin' songbirds.

            "Damn you, Prime," Mikah said out loud, glaring at the ceiling. "Damn you to hell."

            It was almost funny, wasn’t it? Cursing a demon to hell? He wanted to wrap his fingers around Prime's stalk-like neck – if it hadn't already morphed into some other nauseating configuration – and choke the life out of that lumbering nightmare.

            Prime's shuffling footsteps above stopped. The birds went silent. Mikah froze. Not two minutes ago, Changarai had reminded him that Prime can hear his thoughts. Had Prime heard Mikah speak his name? Felt the disgust in his words?

            Mikah licked his lips. Prime was listening. He just knew it. A minute crept by. The ceiling didn't creak. Mikah was sure that Prime could sense waves of loathing coming from below. He was up there probing Mikah's mind, tasting his hatred.

            Okay. Stay calm. Rein it in. Control yourself. Mikah sat on his bed and began to recite the litany he'd learned as a child, the names of Prime and his five Storied Siblings. Maybe Prime would think it was a fluke, that he'd heard Mikah say his name as part of a memorized lesson. Maybe he'd think Mikah was showing diligence to his studies.

            "Prime," Mikah said, loud enough to be heard. "Tiamat Draconus, Kali Medusa, Scylla Kraken, Phoenix Roc, Sphinx." Breathe. Breathe. He began again at the beginning, "Prime, Phoenix Roc, Tiamat Draconus, Kali Medusa, Scylla Kraken, Sphinx."

            He looked up at the ceiling, said it again, even louder. "Prime, Phoenix Roc, Tiamat Draconus, Kali Medusa, Scylla Kraken, Sphinx."

            After the sixth time through, Prime's footsteps began again. Scrape. Clunk. Scrape.
Clunk. Scrape. Clunk. Different than the shuffling gait from before. Had Prime morphed again? Maybe he hadn't heard Mikah say his name at all, but stopped walking as his body jerked and twisted with yet another change. And what was making that clunking sound? Had one of Prime's legs suddenly become heavy, the other weak?

            Mikah paced the room, glancing at the ceiling with every turn. Adrenaline pumped through his bloodstream. At last, the elevator doors squeaked open, and the monster began his descent to his sub-cellar lair. The freight elevator creaked and shuddered. When it reached the level of Mikah's room, waves of psionic power rolled from behind the walls, jagged and hot. Prime's laughter.

            Mikah held his breath, gripped the edge of his desk, shut his eyes as the elevator passed.

Olivya . . . soon.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Tour: The Mers by Ami Blackwelder (International Giveaway)

This Virtual Book Tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
Today it is my pleasure to feature Ami Blackwelder and her book The Mers.
About The Author:
             Ami Blackwelder is a forbidden romance writer in the paranormal, scifi, and historical genres. Growing up in Florida, she went to UCf and in 1997 received her BA in English and teaching credentials. She travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand. She also wrote three nonfiction spiritual books at this time. 
Acheivements:
             In university, having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University;), her fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the country. Later, she achieved the Semi-Finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

The Mers: A Mermaid Dystopian
By Ami Blackwelder
Book 1 Mer Chronicles

What lies beneath the surface?

One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life.

Who are the Mers? Who is Mira?

Mira always knew she was different. Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in. When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a  border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journey to find out who she really is would be an easy one.

But as the world in Jersey proves to be a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them...finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer willing to fight to the death.   
  
Amazon Print  Amazon Kindle

And for your reading pleasure:

An EXCERPT:
Liberty Shore
      On the abandoned shores of Ellis Island, New York, Mira watched the pink horizon blend with subtle tones of grey and muted purples until the broken sky became an endless abyss of blackness and countless stars. Even the Statue of Liberty was barely visible anymore. Only a faint tip of Liberty’s torch stuck out of the brazen waters that had risen steadily each year for the last one hundred years. 
     Most of the land masses on Earth were now covered in water, with exception to mountains, and a few regions that had been prepared before the Great Deluge. Because scientists warned of the events that would transpire, the wealthiest of the world built upward upon some of the existing land to create higher ground level. Manhattan, along with Ellis island, being some of these coveted regions that the wealthiest did not want to give up to flooding. 
            Mira only knew of a few places still in existence, such as New York, New Jersey, and Washington state. She heard rumors there were bits of land on Africa, Europe, and Asia, but she never traveled outside of her home to know for sure. Besides, she would miss Nerin too much if she ever left, and she had everything she would ever need right here, right now. Hadn’t she?     
     Sliding his webbed fingers over Mira’s left shoulder, Nerin plopped next to her and took a deep breath. Handing her one of his many paper origami designs, he placed a dove into her open palm. 
   “For you. For peace....and overcoming fear.” Taking in a deep breath, he took pleasure in the smell of the salty sea. The ocean had captivated him, maybe as much as any young lady in Liberty Shore might captivate him. But his fixed gaze fell to Mira time and time again, more than anyone else. Something about her innocence and frankness drew him to her.
    “Thanks,” Mira blushed. He always gave her things.  
    “I knew I’d find you here,” Nerin glanced in her direction, his eyes lit up like fire crackers.
      “You know me well, I guess,” Mira blushed, her freckled cheeks reddening as she tilted her head towards him. Curling her legs underneath her chest, she shivered in the cool breeze and hugged her legs with arms covered in a maroon sweater. Nerin, enchanted with her beautiful, cherry-red hair, softly combed his webbed fingers through it.  
     “What is it about this spot?” Nerin raised a dark brow above his yellow eyes, untangling his hand from her hair. 
     “I don’t know,” she shrugged. “I feel on the brink of discovery here....like there is something more beyond the horizon.” 
     “Yes, more ocean,” he chuckled, the crooked corner of his lip rose when he laughed. 
     “Don’t poke fun,” Mira nudged him with a hard elbow, “Besides, this place is important to your...you too.” She almost said, “your kind, too,” but remembered she didn’t want to make that distinction yet. Others noticed her differences. She saw her differences. But no one said anything out loud.    
    “Yes...” Nerin rolled his neck back in thought; his shining, yellow eyes matched the stars radiance in the darkened purple sky. Mira never got over the fact that his eyes, everyone’s eyes, glowed yellow. Why hadn’t hers? “A lot of history here. It’s not called Liberty Shore for nothing. My parents told me this is the one place where Mers can live freely.” 
     Mira sighed, the mention of the word Mers always nearly brought her to tears. As if they somehow did not belong to the human race. As if their unique features existed only to remind the human world of the abominations of God. Why were there such class distinctions?  After all, it wasn’t their fault the flood had happened.
     One hundred years ago, humans began to reap what they had sewn. The Earth fought back with vengeance. Water saturated the planet in what had been dubbed the Great Deluge. Much of the land on Earth vanished underneath the seas. Many humans died, but those who survived became divided.  


Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole.
Happy Reading.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winners!

We have Winners!
Congrats to:
Lioness who won No Dress Required by Cari Quinn

and to
Carla S. who won Melt by Natalie Anderson
Thanks to everyone who entered!  Congrats to the winners!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Rosalie Lario's Demons of the Infernum Series Tour

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see more information about the whole series by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on Rosalie's tour!
The Series is call Demons of the Infernum!
I am pleased to feature Rosalie Lario!
Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, she knew she wanted to write paranormal romance. 
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. She still hasn’t found any proof of the supernatural, but she's keeping her fingers crossed.


? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always been fascinated with the process of writing a book, ever since I first became addicted to Anne Rice around the age of 11 or 12. But I honestly never believed I could sit down and write out an entire story. The thought of it seemed so daunting. After my son was born in 2008, I was on maternity leave and had a bit more free time on my hands, so I decided I had nothing to lose in trying. I sat down to write my first book, and quickly became addicted!

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Uh...a lot, lol. In fact, I practiced as a real estate lawyer for five years before I ever sat down to write that first manuscript. I still teach business law courses on a university level part-time, which fits in perfectly with my writing and mommy schedule.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
It varies per book, but generally 2-4 months. I’d say that makes me a fast writer, but if you think of spending that much time on one single project, it’s a huge investment in time.

? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
I sit down, turn on my music (which generally isn’t music at all, but a soundtrack of the Amazon rainforest), and get to writing. Sometimes the words flow automatically, but other times I sit there staring blankly at the wall until I can build the scene I’m working on in my head. I’m a very visual person, so I have to be able to imagine the scene happening before I can write it down.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Everywhere. Sometimes I’ll be watching a television show or reading a book, or even taking a walk, and inspiration will strike. I don’t think it’s so much about finding a certain thing to inspire me, but rather taking in visual experiences.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
I usually have a lot of thoughts and stories floating around in my head. I’ll write the one that’s calling to me the most strongly...unless I’m under deadline, in which case I write whichever story I’m contracted to. J

? What books have most influenced your life?
Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles had a huge influence on me and my love for the paranormal. In the romance genre, I’m a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning (love her Highlander series), Jeaniene Frost, Teresa Medeiros (After Midnight is one of the yummiest books I’ve read), and Larissa Ione.

? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
Bunnicula. Still love that book.

? What are you reading right now?
The Hunt by Heather Killough-Walden. It’s part of her self-published Big Bad Wolf series, which is seriously hot and awesomely fun.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Not writing? What’s that, lol? I live in FL, so when I’m not writing, I like to spend time at the beach or out on a boat. There’s something so spiritual about the ocean. I find it completely reenergizing.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Mac and cheese! Or pasta of any variety. Or chocolate...yeah, chocolate!

? What do you think makes a good story?
One that’s so entertaining that I just can’t put it down. One that makes me laugh out loud. One in which I can lose myself and forget my troubles for a while.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? My favorite of favorites would have to be Karen Marie Moning. Her heroes are breathtaking and her heroines are spunky as hell.

? What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
Anything in Ms. Moning’s Highlander series. Also Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. I always crack up at least a few times when reading her work.

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? Dogs if I must choose, but I’ll always pick ferrets first!
  • Coffee or tea? Both
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Either!
  • Rocks or flowers? Flowers
  • Night or day? Depends on my mood
  • Favorite color? Wine
  • Crayons or markers? Markers
  • Pens or pencils? Pens


Title: Blood of the Demon
Demons of Infernum, #1
Author: Rosalie Lario
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 254 pages
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-14-5
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-15-2


DEMONS OF INFERNUM - Book One by Rosalie Lario

Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.

Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List.

And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father.

Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.

Title: Mark of the Sylph
Demons of Infernum, #2
Author: Rosalie Lario
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 268 pages
Launch Date: September 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-36-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-37-4


DEMONS OF INFERNUM - Book Two - Rosalie Lario

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

Title: Touch of the Angel
Demons of Infernum, #3
Author: Rosalie Lario
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 286 pages
Release Date: December 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-67-1
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-66-4


Demons of Infernum - Book Three - Rosalie Lario

After months of no work, interdimensional bounty hunter Ronin Meyers jumps at the chance to locate an incubus who’s using succubi as murder weapons. Faced with deportation to hellish Infernum if he fails, Ronin will stop at nothing to take out the incubus and anyone else involved. Even the beautiful succubus who stole his heart—and nearly his life—during the most mind-blowing hour of his existence.

Night after night, Amara and her fellow succubi are forced to extract special abilities from the strongest Otherworlders for their psychotic master’s growing collection. When the gorgeous angel-demon hybrid she believed to be dead captures her, Amara is both stunned and elated.
But the happily ever after Amara’s dreamed about will have to wait. Before she and Ronin can find salvation, they must bring down the madman hellbent on destroying everything—and everyone—they love. And Ronin and Amara are at the top of his list…

Title: Heart of the Incubus
Demons of Infernum, #4
Author: Rosalie Lario
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: January 2012
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-82-4


Demons of Infernum - Book Four - Rosalie Lario

Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancĂ© broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.


Review: Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Amazon Product Description:
Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away. For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.


My thoughts:
     Wonderfully written.  This is a story of loss and fear, anger, violence, and injustice; but it is also a story of hope, friendship, loyalty, courage and love.   Emotionally gripping and almost impossible to put down.  
     The characters are carefully created and drive the story, compelling the reader to turn the pages.  I found myself so invested into the emotions and situations of Coral Moore's amazing characters that I was drawn completely into the story, laughing and crying with the characters as their lives were unfolding.
     I am torn as to who is my favorite character.  
     Brand is tormented by guilt from his past combined with both fear of and desire for what the future holds for him and his kind.  His sheer will to protect and improve the lives of the wolves is astonishing; and his willpower puts most to shame.
     Dagny is...wow, what can a person say about her?  She is incredible.  Her spirit is unbreakable.  She is the perfect match for Brand.  
     Alice is  one of the most powerful characters in the book.  Gunni too, talk about courage!
Coral Moore has written a well paced, superbly woven tale that brings the reader to the very edge of that emotional cliff.  She has filled it with a thought provoking story, led by powerful characters.  Although the ending brings completion to issues and satisfaction to the conflicts, I was left wanting more...more pages!  It ended before I was ready to walk away from the characters.  So I plan to read everything else I can by Coral Moore, especially if it's about the Broods of Fenrir.   


So...for those who feel as I do:  Here are some links:
Broods of Fenrir
Feral Attraction
Chance Encounter

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour! 
It is my pleasure to present Coral Moore and her book
Broods of Fenrir!
This Virtual Book Tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
Please click HERE to see the entire tour schedule.


Title: Broods of Fenrir
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 60k words, 230ish pages

Availability: Amazon, Nook, Smashwords

Blurb:
Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away.

For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.

Relevant Warnings: There is significant violence. One on-screen sex scene, though I wouldn't describe it as particularly graphic.

Amazon
Smashwords
Barnes & Noble


About the Author:

Coral Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells.

Prompted by a general interest in how life works, her undergraduate schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Coral writes speculative fiction and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing at Albertus Magnus College.

Currently she lives in Connecticut with the love of her life, who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary. Also in residence are two mammals of the families Canidae and Felidae.

She released her first novel, Broods of Fenrir, in November 2011. Her next release, Elements of Rebellion, is due out in spring 2012.

http://www.chaosandinsanity.com/ 
twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/coralm
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCoralMoore

Monday, January 23, 2012

Winners!

Winners here at The Wormhole!
(all winners have been notified by email!)
Congratulations!!!
Elizabeth (Book Attict) won Taken by L.M. Pruitt
fra and fede won Cat Celler by Mayra Calvani
Debbie I. won her book choice (under $10.00)
Thanks to all who entered ~ Congrats to the winners!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

LS: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

Book Blurb from author:

A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over...
My thoughts:
The preface drew me in.  The story kept me reading.  The characters are interesting and the plot is intriguing.  The story is imaginative.  I had some difficulty reconciling the age of the characters with their behaviors; and I do not come from big money, so I am not sure how realistic the financial situation is for the characters, but to the average person all the wealth seems a big fantastic.  
Although it is obvious that the author is young and just starting out, the story captivates and entertains.  I can't wait to see more from Kelvin O'Ralph.

Blog Tour: The Beginning by Kelvin O'Ralph

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Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to introduce Kelvin O'Ralph!

Kelvin O'Ralph is a student at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He is an avid writer and reader, who loves writing Fantasy/Romance novels. LS: The Beginning is the first book in his fantasy series 'LS'. He released the sequel early October 2011.

Kelvin is a huge admirer of Emma Watson, the Harry Potter star and hopes one day she gets to act as one of his characters. Personally, he'd love her to act the role of Lisa Morgan in this book. At least, that's how he envisioned it while writing.

Still in his teens, Kelvin has released four books on Amazon Kindle in 2011. He's working on the final book on the 'LS' series and also on a new project. Like most authors, Kelvin hopes one day his books will be transformed onto the big screen.  ---  Blog: http://icire.blogspot.com
He has graciously allowed an interview:

? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
    Hmm, I guess the very first time was when I wrote a letter to a girl in my class. She showed it to most of her mates in the hostel, and I got praised for my unusual way with words.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
A few.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on my mood, awe etc. However, I tend to finish an 80,000 word novel in two months.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Perhaps, the idea behind my stories; they are really unique and compelling.

? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Yes, I certainly do. Most times, I go for a long walk around town, or I watch movies in the cinema – this helps a lot.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Sometimes from other novels, but my current WIP is quite unique. I got the idea of the characters from a movie a watched, but with completely different story lines.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
Hmm, if it’s something I love and I know the readers will, I’d go for it.

? What books have most influenced your life?
The norms actually: Harry Potter Series, Twilight series, J.K. Rowling, but what actually the book that stirred my career was 'On Writing' by Stephen King

? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
The Bible...

? What are you reading right now?
'Descended by Blood' by Angelina Kace, and 'Da Vinci Code'.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Reading and watching movies/TB series.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Chinese take out

? What do you think makes a good story?
In my honest, opinon I believe a story should have a compelling stroy plot and fantastic characters, who users can relate to. If the reader finds it hard to drop your book for a while, then you should pat yourself on the head, hence the creation of the word 'Page-turning'.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
J.K. Rowling. I love her prominent use of back stories, plus the brilliant world she created. Also, I love the names she gave her characters. C'mon - Professor Dumbledor.

? What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
The Bible, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Coffee or tea? Tea
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Milk chocolates
  • Rocks or flowers? Flowers
  • Night or day? Night
  • Favorite color? Yellow/white
  • Crayons or markers? Crayons
  • Pens or pencils? Pens

The Beginnning
LS Book 1
By Kelvin O’Ralph

Blurb:
A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over...