The Arcana Codex by Laura Hidalgo @LP_Writes #BABB 

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Kaylin Wilde witnesses the brutal death of the person she loves most, her father, and her life is undeniably left altered beyond repair. Anger and fury compels Kaylin for revenge, but her desire is thwarted when a letter reveals she must fulfill her father’s final wishes.

The need for vengeance fuels her urgency to complete her father’s request, especially when she realizes more secrets have been left behind. More concerning are the hidden truths that begin revealing themselves after his death; including a worn and mysterious book left in her care—a book which cannot be opened. 

If Kaylin ever intends to vindicate her father’s death, she must complete the journey, even if she has to travel to a place no mortal dares. Will Kaylin’s magical training aid her quest, or will she fail and leave her father’s death unavenged?



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Ensorcelled Jaunt

Push harder, her mind roared as her powerful limbs sprinted forward. Step by step, she was desperate to use her ability to go faster, to prove she was a warrior, like the rest of the Horde. Harder! she encouraged herself as she leapt over a fallen log, ducked under a low lying branch, and slid down a ditch into the small brook. The burning in her legs was a reminder––it was after her. She could hear the panting, its claws digging into the wet mud, and her own splashing as she ran through the spring. Her vision was disoriented from the caapi root tea she’d been given, which forced her to use her other senses to navigate the forest. Around her neck, she wore a black tourmaline pendant nestled inside an ancient symbol with which she was not familiar. It served as a ward to block the use of elemental abilities to the person who wore it, but Kaylin Wilde thought it was a miserable nuisance. Her long hair had been purposely cut to match the other Horde members. Shaved on the sides, all that was left of her raven tresses was a single, long braid, which bounced against her back. A few more feet. The air was chilled, and a fine mist had coated the surface of every plant, rock, and tree, making this jaunt even more dangerous. One mistake could be disastrous. The crisp air intermingled with the scent of pine trees, moist soil, and the strong, distinctively repulsive odor of the beasts chasing her. She needed a way to outrun them, but without her ability, she needed her wits more than ever. In the distance, the glistening water bounced off her salvation, and she knew what she had to do. Kaylin saw the long branch hanging over the small brook and realized she only had one shot or she would be done for. Moving to the edge of the water as her toes dug into the wet muck, Kaylin took two long strides and leapt onto a large boulder. With the force of the landing, she bent her knees and then catapulted herself toward the branch before her. Kaylin’s calloused palms connected with the rugged bark, and her fingers tightened around the limb. She lifted her legs just as she heard the loud snap of jaws clamping, ruthless growling, and her own labored breathing.

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Laura Hidalgo is an award winning creative genius when it comes to graphic design within the book world, but most aren’t privy that she’s also a storyteller. Whether it’s drama or fantasy, her creativity allows her to write emotionally gripping stories inspired by her personal experiences, or
  adventures of realms from far and beyond. When she isn’t juggling life with her Brady-like family of her two kids and her hubby’s two teenagers, she is working on her next project and adding to her collection of works-in-progress.



#Contest for Authors #BaBB

For 10 days, Badass Book Society is running their quarterly contest to give a 1-year membership to a Badass Author. This also serves to announce two new programs they will be implementing; inclusion in the quarterly Badass Sampler Anthologies and  a new book-specific audio/visual short ‘podcast’ that will help promote each book the author has and will be shared and marketed to national media programmers.

During the running time of the contest, the normal application process is suspended and anyone is eligible for membership. Also, anyone who wants to purchase a membership now is automatically entered in the drawing to have their next year’s membership fee waived. (If you chose to purchase membership now and be entered in the drawing for a 2-for-1 opportunity, do so on the Google Form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M9fDqfk5S6XpUGvuRIKpsm8CsKZiu-9c9qJ-QxiJaaQ/viewform )

Nominate yourself or your favorite Indie Author for a chance to win a 1-year membership to Badass Book Society.

What Do They Get?

  • A Badass Author Page listing their bio, author photo/headshot, linked to their website, blog and social media portals. Book covers are also shown, split into series if applicable.
  • A page for each book showing the cover, the description, Goodreads link as well as purchase links for the retailers including Amazon, Audible, B&N, iTunes, Kobo and any others.
  • Each book listed on the Badass Book Page as well as the author’s page.
  • 12 months of random social media posts promoting each book as well as them as an author
  • Facebook, Instagram, 6+ Twitter accounts, Pinterest, Google+
  • Opportunity to appear on Badass Books ‘n’ Booze – an author specific podcast or Badass Pub – the indie publishing & writing podcast.

Lust by Jas T. Ward @JasTWard @indiesagepromo #AmReading #BABB

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Lust
by Jas T. Ward
The Shadow-Keepers Series #2
Publication Date: November 17, 2015
Genres: Dark, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Tour: Lust by Jas T. Ward

Purchase: Amazon | Nook | Kobo

The Second Book in the Wildly Popular Shadow-Keepers Series!

** THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW KEEPER – MCKENZIE MILLER**

Can a heart that is walled away never to love or trust find its beat in one that is needing someone to save it? And what happens when that salvation is blurred?

McKenzie Miller had never needed anyone. Not since she lost both her parents to a crime of passion at a young age. Shuffled from foster home to foster home, Kenzie finally took control of her own life and lived on the streets.

Now she’s an adult and she has a hard-wired survivalist core to never be used or abused again. She’s strong and no one will ever hurt her–because no one will ever be let inside of the part of her that can still feel–her heart.

Lana had everything that her parent’s money could buy and until they lost it all in the economy crash, the young ballet dancer had a bright future with the San Francisco Ballet Company. Now she struggles to reach for her dream and still survive. Until one night…

Welcome to the world of the Grid. Where heroes and Eaters of souls walk among us. And a war rages with the prize being the existence of mankind, or its loss.

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About Jas T. Ward

Jas T. Ward has always used writing as a necessary escape. With a past that is marred with a difficult childhood and domestic violence as well as being homeless as an adult, Ward lost her creative voice when she lost her soul mate to suicide.

Finding that creative voice once again in writing in social media via blogs and creative writing groups, it was the fans that encouraged her to put her literary weavings to paper for them to enjoy.

Ward lives in Texas with her dog and cat- Author Dog Pumkin and Writer Kitty Orleans and is the proud parent of three independent children.

When asked why she writes, Ward answers simply:

Reading saved me. It was my salvation and my haven. I now strive to pay that gift back by writing books that can give the same to others. And to keep myself sane.

LustTour

 

Lust by Jas T. Ward The Shadow-Keepers Series #2 Publication Date: November 17, 2015 Genres: Dark, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

 

Tour: Lust by Jas T. Ward

 

Purchase: Amazon | Nook | Kobo

 

The Second Book in the Wildly Popular Shadow-Keepers Series!

** THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW KEEPER – MCKENZIE MILLER** Can a heart that is walled away never to love or trust find its beat in one that is needing someone to save it? And what happens when that salvation is blurred? McKenzie Miller had never needed anyone. Not since she lost both her parents to a crime of passion at a young age. Shuffled from foster home to foster home, Kenzie finally took control of her own life and lived on the streets. Now she’s an adult and she has a hard-wired survivalist core to never be used or abused again. She’s strong and no one will ever hurt her–because no one will ever be let inside of the part of her that can still feel–her heart. Lana had everything that her parent’s money could buy and until they lost it all in the economy crash, the young ballet dancer had a bright future with the San Francisco Ballet Company. Now she struggles to reach for her dream and still survive. Until one night… Welcome to the world of the Grid. Where heroes and Eaters of souls walk among us. And a war rages with the prize being the existence of mankind, or its loss.

Add to Goodreads 

About Jas T. Ward

 

Jas T. Ward has always used writing as a necessary escape. With a past that is marred with a difficult childhood and domestic violence as well as being homeless as an adult, Ward lost her creative voice when she lost her soul mate to suicide.

 

Finding that creative voice once again in writing in social media via blogs and creative writing groups, it was the fans that encouraged her to put her literary weavings to paper for them to enjoy.

 

Ward lives in Texas with her dog and cat- Author Dog Pumkin and Writer Kitty Orleans and is the proud parent of three independent children.

 

When asked why she writes, Ward answers simply:

 

Reading saved me. It was my salvation and my haven. I now strive to pay that gift back by writing books that can give the same to others. And to keep myself sane.