Oath Forger by Nia Mars @niamars_author

– Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a huge binge reader. If I find an author I like, I will read everything they’ve ever written. I read a book a night. I’m a total insomniac.
– Have you always wanted to become an author?
Yes! LOL As a kid, I used to make up rhymes. I used to hide with books (so I wouldn’t get nabbed for chores), and make up my own stories. They mostly featured princesses, and heavily focused on the ball gowns.
– What was your inspiration for the Oath Forger series?
I ran out of sci-fi romance to read. LOL I wanted something quick and fun, with a kick-ass heroine and guys I could fall in love with. As I thought about it, a story came to life.
– Do you have any quirks while writing?
Not so much of a quirk, but a bad habit. Every time I get stuck with the story, I go and grab a snack. I keep thinking that getting up and walking away from the computer will restart my brain. My desk is by the kitchen door. Not good!!!
– Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Write whatever makes you happiest. Be in love with your story. There will be readers who are looking for exactly what you’re looking for. You’re not alone. Put your best ideas out there, and your people will find you.
What are you working on now?
I’m outlining 3 different series. One is sci-fi, in the Oath Forger world. One is dark fantasy. One is contemporary. I love all three. At the moment, I’m worried about the new censorship law in the US. I’m not sure how that will affect romance authors. Will my books be banned because I write love scenes? That I even have to worry about this, is insane.
What are your hopes for the future.
I hope readers will connect to my books. That’s really all I want. I’ve already made a number of online friends who found me because of Oath Forger. The RH community is a wonderful, supportive community. I’m so grateful that I get to be part of it. I hope I’ll get to write more RH stories.
Do you have anything to say to your fans?
A message to readers: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You are the best. Thank you for reading my books! Thank you for the reviews! Thank you for sharing online. I’m grateful beyond words. Please, please keep reading. And, please, help us authors fight censorship, if you can.
Thank you for taking time to answer all my questions, Nia! 💓
—Thank you so much for interviewing me, Helle!!!

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I’m ashamed to say that I have only reviewed book 5 so far.

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Writer Group by #editor @DionneLister

Today I give the word to my awesome author,editor and friend Dionne Lister

Hello 😀. As an editor, a reader and the person who vets the Booktastik books, I’ve seen my share of bad editing that authors have had to pay for. Because I also love the idea of improving as an author/writer, I’ve decided to set up a group through Booktastik. It’s a group for writers of all levels to come and ask questions, get writing tips, and find out what constitutes good editing. I want to educate writers and arm them with knowledge that will help them improve their craft and not get ripped off. I also hope to start lots of awesome discussion among writers in a space designed to encourage growth and comradeship in the author community. It would be great to see some of you join, or if you have author friends who could use the support, please tell them about the group. Thanks!

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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.

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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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
  • Opportunity to be on at least 1 podcast at least once annually. Podcasts will be perpetually available and promoted indefinitely.
  • Benefit from Badass Book Society Marketing & PR blitzes.
  • Professional landing page with information about your service/company/history, logo, social media contacts, listing of services, examples of work (if possible with image) as well as up to 4 testimonials from happy clients.
  • 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

For More Information:

Example of Professional’s Landing Page: http://smarturl.it/BaBS-EBB
Pricing: http://smarturl.it/BaBS-ProApp
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   

Video on the book, check it out!

Please consider joining THUNDERCLAP!!! Thank you

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/31913-a-time-to-tell

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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