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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A B O U T  T H E  A U T H O R:



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.

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  • 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.
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  • Opportunity to appear on Badass Books ‘n’ Booze – an author specific podcast or Badass Pub – the indie publishing & writing podcast.

Surprise Release Free Fall Box Set by Kailin Gow @kailingow #BaBB

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NOW AVAILABLE

Book 3 in the Free Fall Donovan Brother’s Series by Bestselling Author Kailin Gow

Releasing November 10, 2015

Kailin Gow announced a surprise release! FREE FALL 3, the last book in the Free Fall series is releasing as Part of the FREE FALL SERIES Box set, set to release on Tuesday, Nov. 10 for the Special Release price of $0.99 for the entire box set. Free Fall is the series that takes place 10 yrs. after Lasting Summer from the Loving Summer Series, but can be read as a standalone series.

For Mature Readers 18 and up.

FREE FALL BOOK

Although Summer has made her choice, the danger is far from over. In order to protect everyone he loves, Nat must continue living with his new identity for however long it takes, even if that means several years later.

Will the love he feels for Summer still last, even when he is no longer the Nat Donovan he used to be?

This can be read separately from the Loving Summer Series, but is also part of the Loving Summer Series: Donovan Brothers, currently in development as a feature film.”

FREE FALL BOOK 2

The Dragon, one of the most ruthless and evasive lord of a powerful crime ring, has taken the only thing or the only person who has kept him sane and in control for the last ten years…

The woman he has ever loved…

The one who got away, but is now engaged to his brother…

His childhood sweetheart whom he had promised to protect on his beloved Aunt’s deathbed.

His Perfect and Lasting Summer.

The woman who risked her life to save his. He owed it to her to do everything in his power to save her.

But what he didn’t expect was the heavy price he would pay to get her back, and whether it was too late to save her love.

Free Fall Vol. 2 is a continuation of Free Fall Vol. 1, and is recommended for age 18+ due to language, adult situations, sexual situations, and violence. This rating is equivalent to Rated R or TV-MA.

FREE FALL BOOK 3

In the concluding book to the Free Fall Series, told mostly in Nat Donovan’s point of view, one of the Donovans is hanging to life by a thread while another is losing his mind.

A truth about Summer is discovered that may change everything.

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Excerpt:

From Summer’s Point-of-View:

Drew said, “You’re gonna marry me, aren’t you?”

“I’ll think about,” I would joke, feeling secure in our love and being together.

“Really, Summer? You have to think about it?” He kissed me gently at first on my forehead. Next came a light peck on the tip of my nose. Before I can say anything, his lips crashed down on mine, kissing me with such sensuality, I felt like he was going down on my mouth. I was arching my back, writhing underneath him, and feeling close to climaxing when he pulled away.

Suddenly I felt cold and empty as Drew collapsed next to me on the bed. He turned to me and grinned. “Admit it, Summer, you nearly had a Drewgasm from that kiss, didn’t you?”

Drew and his Drew-isms. I had to laugh.

“Nah,” I said, “Just from a kiss? No one can get an orgasm from just a kiss.”

Drew traced his finger on my lips before dipping it into my mouth. “The tremors I felt from you were just you reacting to the cold, wasn’t it?”

“Uh huh,” I said, getting hot as Drew used his fingers to dip in and out of my mouth before he traced his fingers down my neck and leaned his head down to dip his tongue into my mouth, where his fingers had been. He moved over me and rubbed his naked body against mine, lightly and then vigorously, his hot skin barely touching the tips of my breasts while his mouth played with mine.

“You feel nothing at all?” Drew asked, his warm breath tickling my ears.

“Nothing,” I said, gritting my teeth as he lowered his body to grind the heated part of him against the part of me that wanted him so badly. He simulated lovemaking with me, pumping and grinding against me to the point I almost cried out.

“Nothing?” he asked, now pushing up against me with his entire lower body, pumping me up until I was climbing up the wall with my back. I was being pounded against the wall, and it had never felt so good.

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Badass Book Society is Now Taking Applications #BaBB

Badass Book Society is now taking applications for Badass Professionals.

Are you a Badass Professional? Have you been working with authors in the Indie Publishing world for longer than 2 years? Can you provide at least 4 references from authors or publishers attesting to your work? Do you frequently help other individuals that are not your client for the benefit of the industry? Are you willing to give a discount to Badass Book Society Members? If you answered yes to these questions, you are just the type of Badass Indie Publishing Professional Badass Book Society is looking for.

Badass Book Society is looking for Indie Publishing Professionals in the following areas:

  • Cover Design
  • Editing
  • Translation
  • Interior & Formatting Layout Design
  • Personal Assistants
  • PR & Marketing
  • Publishing Consultants
  • Publishing/Book Packagers
  • Tour Coordinators

Other ‘divisions’ will be handled and added as the need arises. If you are knowledgeable, ethical, and have clients that can give you a recommendation contact Badass Book Society. If you would like to recommend a professional you have worked with, let Badass Book Society know and have the professional contact BaBS.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to private professional only and author/professional forums
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  • BadassBookSociety.com email address
  • Additional benefits are in the planning stages and will be announced soon.

About Badass Book Society

Over the course of several weeks—months, actually—an editor, cover designer, author, publishing consultant, and blogger all hung out and discussed what was going on in the Indie publishing arena. Tales of individuals marketing themselves as editors without even a moderate understanding of grammar rules, blog tours with absolutely zero engagement and planning, embarrassing covers, formatting that was a jumbled mess, and authors who brow-beat reviewers for poor reviews were just a few of the things discussed with this Publishing Round-table.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

These individuals decided they wanted readers to have a place where they were guaranteed a Badass Reading experience. A place where the reader could be sure the book they purchased was professionally written, edited, formatted, covered, and promoted. So, Badass Book Society was born.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

Then we started thinking…What constitutes a Badass Author? Is it an author who has a large following on social media? An author who consistently hits the Best Seller list (or says they do, anyway)? Or is a Badass Author an author who takes their writing and publishing seriously? Someone who pays or barters for editing, formatting, covers, promotion. You know, someone who puts their money where their mouth is.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

While these professionals were sitting around brainstorming, the idea of having a directory, of sorts, to list reputable Indie publishing professionals started to take hold. What if we could list Badass Professionals who went above and beyond for their authors? What if we listed those Professionals who had the experience, knowledge, and originality to always produce stellar results? So, Badass Professionals was born.

A call for Badass Authors is imminent but you can find out more about becoming a Badass Author at http://smarturl.it/BaBS-AutApp

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Email: HBIC@BadassBookSociety.com

Cover Reveal and Pre-Ordre of Tales From The Cacao Tree #AmReading

I’m pleased to present you with the cover for the 4 book in the Mind’s Eye series,

Tales From The Cacao Tree.

It’s all about the sinfully delicious chocolate.

The awesome Kat from Aeternum Designs made the amazing cover.

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Pre.order the book now and pay ony 99 cents.

The price is a pre-order discount, and will go up to 3.99 when the book goes live.

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You can find the previous books in The Minds’ Eye series here:

Perspectives 

Reflections

Triptychs


			

A Time To Tell Cover-Reveal by @Maria_Savva #Covers #AmReading

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Maria Savva have a new book out for pre-order.

She is a brilliant story teller and I highly recommend that you check out her books.

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It’s available to purchase in paperback on Amazon.com, coming to Amazon UK soon and other online retailers. It’s on Lulu in paperback. The Kindle version is on pre-sale at the moment: release date 14th October.

Here are the links
Paperback
Amazon
Lulu

Kindle
Amazon US
Amazon UK   

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Midnight Moonrising Cover Reveal! @Kshaigwood @AnneConley10 #MidnightMoonrising

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***COVER REVEAL***

Win one of 3 paperbacks of Midnight Moonrising signed by K. S. Haigwood, Anne Conley and Ryan Cottrell (model) by simply sharing this post or making your own post. If you make your own, be sure to include the hashtag #MidnightMoonrising and the cover art to be eligible to win.

Release date is July 31,2015! Be ready! #UrbanFantasy #vampires #witches #shifters

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Please help with this Thunderclap and Headtalker campaign #BaBB #Book #Free

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A group of authors, indie-publishing professionals, reviewers, bloggers and readers have gotten together to form the Badass Book Society. The purpose of this group is to promote better books for a more enjoyable reading experience for readers. In other words, ‘The ingenious solution to literary pollution‘.

Currently, the group has beta readers and reviewers but are always on the lookout for even more readers who want to help authors provide the best possible books. If you are interested in being part of this, sign ups for the newsletter with a listing of the books and manuscripts available is at http://eepurl.com/bmDwjL. In most cases books are available through Instafreebie but specific titles can be sent directly to a Kindle reading app from the Society.

Why should you consider becoming a reader for Badass Book Society? Mainly because your love of reading, but also because each book read entitles you to an monthly drawing for either a $20 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash, funded by the Society, not the authors. Each book read and subsequently reviewed on either blog, website or retailer is eligible for its own entry so conceivably one book can mean 1, 2, 3, or even more entry points.

What you should know about the process:

  • Books are available through Instafreebie.
  • Newsletters are sent out listing each book available, the description and each of the links for ease in leaving a review online.
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  • Authors will not have access to your name or email unless you choose to contact them – if they have a question regarding your notes they will contact the Society and the Society will pass the question on to you, then you can reply to them or to the Society who will pass your answer on.
  • Reviews and notes regarding the book (as well as the links to the various reviews online) can be entered into an online form or emailed to Badass Book Society.
  • Each verified online review is awarded an additional entry in the monthly drawing (done the first weekend of the month).
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Are you an author, reader or publishing professional and would like more information about Badass Book Society? Sign up at http://eepurl.com/bmKVNv to find out about membership, services, promotional opportunities, and advertising available.

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Guilty Pleasures by Justus Roux #GuiltyTour @justus_roux

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Title: Guilty Pleasure
Author: Justus Roux
Publication Date: May 10, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Synopsis
Nicole frees herself of an abusive relationship and makes a fresh start in Chicago. Her new roommate Monica makes her feel at home right away, and Nicole is excited about starting her career as a paralegal. She meets the handsome defense lawyer Michael Lyons, whom she will be working with. Their attraction is immediate and intense, and she finds herself falling in love with her new boss.Just as it seems Nicole’s life is finally going right, a series of brutal murders plague the Chicago area. As the number of these murders escalates all the evidence begins to point to Nicole’s new friend Adam Matthews or her lover Michael Lyons. She refuses to believe that either could possibly be capable of committing these brutal murders. Yet, by closing her eyes to this possibility, Nicole could be making a deadly mistake.
 
Creating My First Serial Killer

This is my first book where I had to get into the mind of a serial killer.  I did my research trying to create a perfect killer. The killer’s thought process, the overwhelming need to do these awful acts, the pleasure the killer gets from the act and countless other things that went into creating this character.  I don’t know how many hours I spent reading research material, but it was all worth it.

To me, the most frightening killer is the one who doesn’t look like or act like what you think a killer would. I didn’t want to make my character over the top crazy. I wanted the readers as they read this book to forget what a monster this character is then be jolted back when the character committed a heinous act. In other words, to humanize the killer. I found myself getting exhausted after a writing session trying to stay in the head of my killer and try to make all the pieces of the story fall into place.  This was by far the hardest book for me to write. It really stretched my writing muscles. Yet, I’m glad I took this challenge on. I think my readers will enjoy this story, and be completely freaked out by this killer I have created. When a suspense story has a really good bad guy that is what makes it a good read. I really hope I have accomplished this with my story.

 
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Author Bio 

Justus Roux’s long running “Master Series”, which she affectionately calls her BDSM drama, has won the hearts of many readers.  She just released the 30th book in the series and plans to write several more books for the series. Her “Dom/sub trilogy”, and “Master of My Heart Series”, plus several single titled books have earned her several outstanding reviews. She has dabbled in the paranormal and fantasy realm with her “Barbarians of Malka series”, “Demon hunter Series”, as well as several single titled novels. Justus’ loves to explore new things, adores music and art, and loves to play the occasional video game and enjoys a good poker game as well.
 
Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour. $50 Amazon Gift Card; One (1) signed print copy of Guilty Pleasure. Ends 6/26.
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