YA Bound Book Tours – Blog Tour Schedule: Dwarves of Calcus (Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #3) by Katie Hamstead!

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a blog tour for Dwarves of Calcus (Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #3) by Katie Hamstead. This tour will run from March 27th to April 2nd. Check out the tour schedule below.

Blog Tour Schedule:

March 27th

This and That Book Blog    http://thisandthatbookblog.blogspot.com    Promo Post

Adventures thru Wonderland    http://adventuresthruwonderland.blogspot.com/   Review

Books A-Brewin’    http://www.booksabrewin.blogspot.com   Promo Post

March 28th

Diary of an Avid Reader http://avidreaderdiary.wordpress.com    Review

Don’t Judge, Read       http://dontjudgeread.blogspot.ca     Review

The Young Girl Who Loved Books   https://theyounggirlwholovedbooks.blogspot.com   Promo Post

March 29th

Words I Write Crazy   https://writingcrazyme.blogspot.com/ Review

Angel Leya     www.angeleya.com    Promo Post

Book Lovers Life    http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/   Promo Post

The Bewitched Reader  https://thebewitchedreader.blogspot.com/   Promo Post

The Rest Is Still Unwritten   http://rachybee-the-rest-is-still-unwritten.blogspot.com.au/   Review

Pippa Jay    http://pippajay.blogspot.co.uk   Promo Post

March 30th

Loves Great Reads     https://lovesgreatreadsblog.wordpress.com/    Promo Post

WonderlandiansBooks https://wonderlandiansbooks.wordpress.com Review

A New Look On Books   http://anewlookonbooks.com Promo Post

The Rest Is Still Unwritten   http://rachybee-the-rest-is-still-unwritten.blogspot.com.au/    Promo Post

April 2nd

Mama Reads Blog   Http://mamareadsblog.wordpress.com    Review

Teatime and Books   http://www.teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com     Promo Post

The Avid Reader    http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com      Promo Post

That Bookshelf Bitch    http://thatbookshelfbitch.wordpress.com     Review

Lizard Breath Reads http://hike2forty.blogspot.com/   Promo Post

Dwarves of Calcus (Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles #3)

Genre: YA Space Opera/Sci-fi/Fantasy
Release Date: March 6th 2018

When she was thirteen, Snow Sabbia crash landed on the dwarves’ home planet of Calcus. After fleeing from her step-mother’s huntsman, seven brother dwarves took her in to hide and protect her. She has hidden for years on the peaceful planet, tinkering with old automobiles and pushing papers in the mine office.
Then, Timothy White shows up.

The shy, nervous, nerdy heir captivates Snow before she even knows who he is, and quickly she falls in love. But his high profile in society draws unwanted attention from her vengeful stepmother, who wants Snow dead.

Geneva believed Snow died years earlier and she had consumed her innocent heart. With her late husband’s wealth, Snow’s inheritance, in tow, she married a young lord, Conrad. Both are using each other–Geneva for his title and to have a child, Conrad for her money and beauty. But when Conrad lays eyes on his boyhood rival’s lovely fiance, Snow, his overwhelming desire for her reveals the truth to Geneva, that Snow lives.

Desperate to hold onto her wealth and power, Geneva seeks to kill Snow properly this time. Snow has the power to wield the one thing that can destroy her, so she cannot let the girl claim possession of the family heirloom, the Nevollo Sword.

Snow soon learns her step-mother knows she is alive. But she is a pacifist, so she must outwit Geneva and remain hidden… until Geneva, disguised as a child, presents her with an apple.

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Katie Hamstead - Author PicAbout Katie Hamstead

Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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Blog Tour: Prelude to Mayhem by Edward Aubry

The blog tour for urban fantasy novel Prelude to Mayhem by Edward Aubry has begun, running from November 22 – December 9 and featuring: reviews, interviews, guest posts, and excerpts!

mayhem-coverAbout Prelude To Mayhem

On May 30, 2004, the world transformed. Nearly all signs of civilization vanished, leaving in their wake a bizarre landscape of wilderness, advanced technology and magic, and leaving Harrison Cody very much alone. After weeks of surviving in solitude, he hears a voice on the radio, beckoning him to cross a thousand miles of terrifyingly random terrain to meet her, and any other survivors, in Chicago. Eager to find any remnants of humanity, he sets forth, joined by an unexpected—and inhuman—companion.

For Dorothy O’Neill, the end of the world means she will never finish ninth grade. On her own, she builds a home in the ruins of a strip mall, relying on her ingenuity and hard work to maintain some semblance of creature comforts. When another survivor arrives, he brings futuristic technology and stories of monsters he has encountered. Armed with this information, she takes a new interest in exploring her world, but she is not prepared for what awaits her, and the new arrival has brought his own set of problems.

On their separate journeys, Harrison and Dorothy begin to piece together what has happened to their world. Their questions have answers to be found in what remains of Chicago, and from the mysterious voice on the radio offering the hope that civilization can be rebuilt.

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Review Tour: October Releases

Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from October 12 – October 30, you’ll find reviews for our October releases – Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi, Emma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox, Demon Heart by Emma L. Adams, and Dead Girl Running by Ann Noser.

Outto eBook 1000Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi

“Filled with adventure, action and outrageous comedy, OTTO VON TRAPEZOID & THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is a wildly entertaining read.”

—Paul Regnier, author of Space Drifters: The Emerald Enigma

OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is the story of two criminal masterminds who can conquer anything except their own feelings. Otto Von Trapezoid is a mad scientist who rules an army of robots from his orbital space station. Angry and grumpy, he sees no value in humanity except becoming their ruler. Esmerelda Santa Monica is the stylish self-proclaimed “Empress of Thieves,” who values her own legend and the thrill of the theft over actual wealth. Both live lonely lives, the desire to become the greatest villains of all time primarily on their minds

When the two meet in simultaneous attempts to blackmail the UN, their instincts are to attempt to kill one another, but soon they discover a mutual attraction that neither thought possible. Once they begin to pool their resources, the pair seems on track to become the most successful evil-doers of all time and set out to conquer the world itself. But what happens when their villainous natures emerge, and both realize there can only be one absolute ruler of Earth? Can either be satisfied with being second to another?

To make matters worse, they must deal with the protestations of Otto’s sidekick robot SCRAP, the meddling of their fellow villains, their families, and worst of all, heroic superspy Jake Indestructible is determined to bring them both down, once and for all.

Filled with robot dinosaurs, exploding dinner parties, and villainous poker games, OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is a hilarious sci-fi comedy that will leave you falling in love with the bad guys!

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Cover 1000Emma and the Banderwigh by Matthew Cox

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night—until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan, and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of chores comforting and Nan’s fanciful bedtime stories silly.

One morning, a wan and weary older girl staggers out of the woods and sets the entire town aflutter with whispers of a child-stealing monster lurking in the forest. Nan tells her of the Banderwigh: a dark soul who feeds on sorrow and drains the life from children’s tears.

Darkness comes calling on Emma’s happy home, threatening the reality to which she desperately clings. The impossible becomes more and more real, forcing Emma to reach inside herself for the ability to believe. Her family depends on it.

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Demon Heart final front cover preview RGBDemon Heart by Emma L. Adams

Can a demon’s heart of ice be thawed?

Ash may have escaped death several times, but now things are finally looking up. The doppelganger is gone, she’s dating Leo, and the Venantium are staying away from her – for now. But a new threat rises from the Darkworld, and only the fortune-teller knows the true extent of the danger they’re in.

Lucifer, a sorcerer who did the impossible and cheated death through escaping to the Darkworld, is on the move. Now his second-in-command, Mephistopheles the demon, is loose in our world – and will do anything to win Ash over to his side.

The Venantium fear a repeat of the Demon Wars, the demonic invasion that wiped out the Blackstone family. But there’s more to those events than the records reveal. When Ash finds the lost diary of Melivia Blackstone, she starts to dig into the past to find the town’s forgotten history – leading to a revelation that shocks her to the core.

Leo seems to be the only person Ash can rely on, yet can she truly open up to him, knowing what she is? Blackstone’s dark history is rising to the surface, and it seems even memory can lie. The worst betrayal waits around the corner, and Ash has to decide whether to trust Leo with her darkest secret, even when it has the potential to destroy them both…

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cover1000Dead Girl Running by Ann Noser

Eight years ago, SILVIA WOOD’s father died in an industrial accident. After suffering through years of Psychotherapy Services and Mandated Medications for depression and multiple suicide attempts, she longs to work in Botanical Sciences. When the Occupation Exam determines she must work in Mortuary Sciences instead, she wonders if the New Order assigned her to the morgue to push her over the edge.

To appease her disappointed mother, Silvia enters the Race for Citizen Glory, in an attempt to stand out in the crowd of Equals. After she begins training with “golden boy” LIAM HARMAN, she discovers he also lost his father in the same accident that ruined her childhood. Then Silvia meets and falls for Liam’s older cousin, whose paranoid intensity makes her question what really happened to her father. As the race nears, Silvia realizes that she’s not only running for glory, she’s running for her life.

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Review Tour: September Releases

Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from September 28 – October 11, you’ll find reviews for our September releases – Hour of Mischief by Aimee Hyndman, Simulation by Tara Tyler, Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth, and Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David Hammons.

Hour of Mischief front coverHour of Mischief by Aimee Hyndman

Born in a whorehouse in the slums of Fortuna and burdened with a prosthetic arm, seventeen-year-old JANET REDSTONE doesn’t think she owes the Clockwork Gods anything—which is why she makes a living stealing from their temples. But when she lands her team in prison, making a pact with the God of Mischief, ITAZURA, is the only way to right her wrongs and free her friends.
Janet doesn’t trust Itazura as far as she can punch him, but with her soul in his hands, she has no choice but to do what he says. The clockwork gods and the bad-tempered elder gods of the ancient past are locked in a game of cat and mouse and the human realms are caught in the middle. If Janet can’t somehow convince the gods to step in a save the world, humanity is in an abyss of trouble.
Using her unconventional wits, an impressive tolerance to alcohol, and a strong right hook, Janet has to convince the gods that humanity is worth saving. Unfortunately, it’s a lot more difficult to stop an apocalypse when you’re slowly being driven crazy by the Lord of Mischief, especially when he starts growing on you.

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cover1000Simulation by Tara Tyler

In 2082, androids are an essential part of daily life. Some are helpful, some would make better toasters, and some are so human-like they’re creepy. Back in Atlanta, Detective Cooper’s latest client has him searching for her boyfriend who she thinks was replaced by a simulation, an illegal clone android. The guy also happens to be a popular new congressman.

To make matters more complicated, Cooper keeps crossing paths with his ex, FBI Agent Geri Harper, as they seem to be looking for the same guy. Cooper knows he’s getting close when Geri is kidnapped, but when she resurfaces in Washington and goes on a killing spree, he knows it isn’t her. Now under suspicion himself, Cooper must find the real Geri to prove her innocence, not to mention hunt down the powerful villain behind it all. Never a dull moment.

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Born of Treasure 1000Born of Treasure by Jordan Elizabeth

Clark used to be a miner, until he drank from a vial he swore was absinthe but was actually an invention to give him the ability to raise the dead. Now Clark seeks to fulfill his father’s wishes to keep other inventions away from Senator Horan.
His beloved Amethyst is along for the ride. Deceit, drama, romance, the insidious underbellies of gangs…How can she not be involved?

Clark can’t hide behind the Treasure name forever and the army still wants him for his secret abilities. If Captain Greenwood can’t snare Clark, then he’ll use the Treasures as collateral. Saving his father’s inventions will just have to wait, especially now that the Treasures have been kicked off their ranch and driven into exile. Clark knows how to survive on the run, but that’s not the fate the Treasures deserve. He can surrender to the army or fight for his freedom, but Amethyst has other plans for fixing their troubles.

She’s come across another one of the vials that gave Clark his abilities, and it looks mighty tasty.

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cover 1000Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David Hammons

After ten years of being told she can’t tell the difference between real life and a fairy tale, Alice finally stops believing in Wonderland. So when the White Rabbit shows up at her house, Alice thinks she’s going crazy. Only when the White Rabbit kicks her down the rabbit hole does Alice realize that the magical land she visited as a child is real. But all is not well in Wonderland.
The Ace of Spades has taken over Wonderland and is systematically dismantling all that makes it wonderful. Plain is replacing wondrous, logical is replacing magical, and reason is destroying madness. Alice decides she must help the Mad Hatter and all those fighting to keep Wonderland wonderful. But how can she face such danger when she is just a girl?
Alice must journey across the stars to unite an army. She discovers that fairy tales are real in the magical world beyond the rabbit hole. But they are not the fairy tales she knows. Fairy tales have dangers and adventures of their own, and Alice must overcome the trials of these old stories if she wants to unite the lands against Ace.
With the help of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Snow White and heroes old and new, Alice may have the strength to take back Wonderland.

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Review Tour: August Releases

Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from September 14-30, you’ll find reviews for our August releases – The Accidental Superheroine by Kris Carey and J.R. Rain, Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy, Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox, The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot, Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia, Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft.

Tour Schedule:

September 14My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 14My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey
September 14Ink of BloodThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey
September 15BibliomnomnomDeadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy
September 16Unabridged ChickThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 16Born BookishDeadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy
September 17Treestand Book Reviews The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 17Janis’ Journal – Eclectic reviews of a busy mum.The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 17Barb Taub | Writing and coffee. Especially coffeeThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey
September 18Books and LaddersHappiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia
September 18This Wacky Momma Reads!Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia
September 19BibliomnomnomArchon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox
September 20BibliomnomnomHomunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft
September 21Ink of BloodDeadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy
September 21The Cubicle EscapeeThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey
September 22Matina’s BookcaseThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey
September 23The Cubicle EscapeeThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 23Ink of BloodHomunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft
September 24Barb Taub | Writing and coffee. Especially coffeeHomunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft
September 24Pretty Little Book BlogArchon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox
September 24Pretty Little Book BlogThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 24My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsHappiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia
September 24My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsDeadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy
September 24Balancing ActThe Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey (previews on site/ review on GR & AZ)
September 24Balancing ActArchon’s Queen by Matthew Cox
September 24Balancing ActHomunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft
September 25La Tartaruga Si MuoveThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 26The Cubicle EscapeeHappiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia
September 28The Cubicle EscapeeArchon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox
September 29Matina’s BookcaseThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
September 30My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsHomunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft
September 30My Tangled Skeins Book ReviewsArchon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox
September 30Isis ErbArchon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox
September 30Doctor’s NotesDeadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

cover2500The Accidental Superheroine by Kris Carey and J.R. Rain

When newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen sprung for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.

Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experiment. Instead of their budding relationship being cut short along with their material existence, the pair develops a startling mutation. A mutation that puts them in the crosshairs of Swiss, French, and American governments – not to mention the dastardly Dr. Gavrilov.

With CERN held hostage by Gavrilov and his rapidly-evolving superpowers, do Mira and Giancarlo have what it takes to own their mutation and protect the free world, before it’s too late?

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deadly delicious, middle grade novel, diverse, YA, voodoo,Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

Twelve-year-old Josephine DeLune can’t take the heat this sweltering summer of 1955, and she was out of the kitchen long ago.

An awful cook, she ruins recipes left and right, and she certainly can’t compete with her family’s reputation for extraordinary food. Her daddy’s parents ran one of the best restaurants in all of Paris, but Josephine lives in Paris, Missouri. On her mama’s side, she’s up against a long tradition of sinfully delicious soul food. Rumor has it, her Creole ancestors cooked up some voodoo to make tasty even tastier. Josephine knows the secret ingredient: she comes from a long line of conjure witches with spellbinding culinary skills.

Disenchanted, Josephine works as a carhop at Carl and Earl’s Drive-In. Just plain old hamburgers, hot dogs, and curly fries, nothing magical about them. She’s got bigger fish to fry, though, when a grease fire erupts into a devilish creature who hisses her name with desire. Turns out he’s the Ravenous One, the granddaddy of all voodoo spirits, and he’s hungry for her soul. Josephine thinks he’s got the wrong girl-she’s no witch-but a gorgeous, dangerous night-skinned lady named Shaula sets her straight. Josephine is one of the most powerful witches alive, so overflowing with conjure that her out-of-control cooking simply catches fire.

Josephine would love to laugh this off, but Shaula warns her that she must learn to master her magic before the Ravenous One devours her soul. Spurred into action, Josephine breaks out her grandma’s old conjure cookbook and starts cooking. Nothing grand, just the usual recipes for undying friendship and revenge. But soon Josephine can’t escape the consequences of her conjure. When the people of Paris start turning into zombies with a strange fondness for cake, Josephine looks pretty responsible for their undead reawakening…

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archon's queen, awakened series, matthew cox,Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox

Secrets, guilt, and shame―Annabelle Morgan has them all in droves. Fortunately, only one can kill her.

Anna’s gift, psionic control of electricity, tends to go haywire in moments of high emotion. One such episode leaves her homeless after her father’s “accidental” death. She ekes out a modest life as a thief and freelance enforcer until a close call with a murderous government agency makes her turn to Zoom―a powerful hallucinogenic street drug that numbs her mind so the monster cannot get out.

Her safety blanket becomes a devouring pit.

In 2413 London, Anna lives in the gutter, unable to even keep work as an exotic dancer and prostitute. After ignoring her only friend’s pleas for years, it takes a pimp telling her she is too addicted to be useful to realize just how lost she is.

When a young addition to her circle of vagrants attaches to her, Anna attempts to turn away from Zoom. A job from her old handler ends on shaky ground, but introduces her to Doctor James Mardling, a university professor looking for people just like her. He offers the one thing she has always longed for: dignity.

His price, however, may just be too much to pay.

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The-Heartless-City-front-coverThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

Henry Jekyll was a brilliant doctor, a passionate idealist who aimed to free mankind of selfishness and vice. He’s also the man who carelessly created a race of monsters.

Once shared secretly among the good doctor’s inner circle, the Hyde drug was smuggled into mass-production – but in pill form, it corrupted its users at the genetic level, leaving them liable to transform without warning. A quarter of the population are now clandestine killers – ticking bombs that could detonate at any given moment.

It’s 1903, and London has been quarantined for thirteen years.

Son of the city’s most prominent physician and cure-seeker, seventeen-year-old Elliot Morrissey has had his own devastating brush with science, downing a potion meant to remove his human weaknesses and strengthen him against the Hydes – and finding instead he’s become an empath, leveled by the emotions of a dying city.

He finds an unlikely ally in Iris Faye, a waitress at one of the city’s rowdier music halls, whose emotions nearly blind him; her fearlessness is a beacon in a city rife with terror. Iris, however, is more than what she seems, and reveals a mission to bring down the establishment that has crippled the people of London.

Together, they aim to discover who’s really pulling the strings in Jekyll’s wake, and why citizens are waking up in the street infected, with no memory of ever having taken the Hyde drug…

Heart-eating monsters, it turns out, are not the greatest evil they must face.

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Happiness Next Exit eBook 1000Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

Is staying with one guy worth being separated from family and friends forever?  That’s the decision Rose Gluck has to make.

Raised in a strict Jehovah’s Witness congregation in rural Missouri where romance is a four-letter word and life is charted from childhood, Rose’s prospects as the future wife of Clinton Greer, the boorish son of the authoritarian congregation overseer, do not seem especially bright.
However, when Wyatt True joins their congregation, a possibility of a new relationship emerges, along with new trials. Through their growing friendship, Rose begins to understand the deeper truths of love. Meanwhile, Rose’s grandmother worries that she is being led down the same road that caused Rose’s mother to be lost.

But are true love and happiness worth exiting what she always considered true religion? After all, her choice has eternal consequences—in the most final sense of the word.

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cover1000Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

Homunculus and the Cat – Just a typical kitten saves the afterlife story, disguised as a book about death.

In a world where every culture’s mythology is real, Medusa’s sisters want revenge on Poseidon, Troy is under siege again, and the Yakuza want their homunculi (mythological artificial humans) back. Near Atlantis’ Chinatown, a kitten and her human campaign for homunculi rights. Against them are Japanese death gods, an underworld cult, and a fat Atlantean bureaucrat.

The main character dies (more than once) and a few underworlds’ way of death is threatened. Also with giant armored battle squids.

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Review Tour: Clockwork Menagerie by Karen Kincy

Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the review tour for Karen Kincy’s historical-fantasy, steampunk LGBT romance novella Clockwork Menagerie, which was released on September 1, 2015.

From September 14-25, 2015, you’ll find reviews for the newest instalment in the Shadows of the Asphodel Series.

Tour Schedule:

September 14Barbara Desmond atFic Gal
September 14Lina Gomez atWriting from the Verge
September 14Diane RigginsA Creative Mind
September 15Krystin atBibliomnomnom
September 16April Steenburgh atSo Many Books, So Little Time
September 16Mallory A. Haws atMallory Heart Reviews
September 17Floryie atThe Travelogue of a book addict – The Book Drealms
September 18Chelsea atTo Each Their Own Reviews
September 21Sarah atInk of Blood
September 22Alysha Terry atAlyshaDeshae
September 23Sara Miller atPretty Little Book Blog
September 24Nay Denise atNay’s Pink Bookshelf
September 24Bri Wignall atNatural Bri
September 25Kat Smith atKats Books Promotions/ katsindiebookblog
September 25Dave Higgins atDavetopia

cover2500About Clockwork Menagerie

A companion novella to the Shadows of Asphodel series, from Konstantin’s point of view.
1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore.
To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

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karenAbout Karen Kincy:

Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

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July Releases Review Tour

Curiosity Quills is pleased to announce the review tour for our July releases! Between July 27 – August 9, you’ll find reviews for The Soulless Grave, by Jason King, The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre, The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James Wymore, and Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy.

July 27The Soulless Grave, by Jason KingInk of Blood
July 29Storms of Lazarus, by Karen KincyInk of Blood
July 30The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyreLet Me Be Fictional
July 31The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyreTangled Bookmarks
August 1Storms of Lazarus, by Karen KincyBooks and Ladders
August 1The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyrebooks and photographs
August 2The Soulless Grave, by Jason KingShawna Cramer
August 2The Soulless Grave, by Jason KingUrl Phantomhive
August 3The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James WymoreUrl Phantomhive
August 4The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyreTreestand Book Reviews
August 5The Soulless Grave, by Jason KingNatural Bri – Pursuits of Life
August 6Storms of Lazarus, by Karen KincyClaire Flynn
August 7The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyreShawna Cramer
August 8Storms of Lazarus, by Karen KincyNatural Bri – Pursuits of Life
August 8Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincybooks and photographs
August 9Storms of Lazarus, by Karen KincyShawna Cramer
August 9The Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyreNatural Bri – Pursuits of Life

cover2500The Soulless Grave, by Jason King

Adventure is the lure of fools, and excitement glamour to the gullible. The siren song of the world is as music to the wanderer’s feet, but that dance leads only to the soul less grave…

Kairah lies unconscious and upon the threshold of death, but her dire state has awakened her oracle heritage and she sees in vision a land stripped of all life. But is what she seeing the past, or the future?

Ezra, having learned that his nephew, Jekaran, has bonded the sword of the Invincible Shadow, is forced to return to the Rikujo crime syndicate for help in rescuing Jek from the custody of the king, who plans to execute him in order to take the sword for himself. But can he convince some of the most dangerous brigands in Shaelar that he is still the ruthless and cunning Argentus?

Using his illusory spell-craft, Jenoc has infiltrated the King of Aiestal’s court, and is on the brink of igniting another talis war; one that will cause humanity to wipe each other off the face of Shaelar. But when Kairah is brought to the king unconscious, he has to work quickly to set his plans in motion before she wakes and reveals him.

All the while The Eater draws ever closer…

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The-Deathsniffer's-Assistant-front-cover-RGB-previewThe Deathsniffer’s Assistant, by Kate McIntyre

After losing his parents in the Floating Castle Incident, the sensitive and mannered Chris Buckley has spent six years raising his magically talented little sister, Rosemary, on the savings that his once-wealthy family left behind. But that money is drying up, and Chris finds himself with no choice but to seek out work in Darrington City as it spirals into a depression. The only employer willing to consider his empty résumé is Olivia Faraday, the manic Deathsniffer. Olivia’s special magical gift gives her a heightened intuition which makes her invaluable in hunting down murderers.

When a Duchess of the mysterious Old Blooded Nobility calls on Olivia to solve the mystery of her dead husband, Chris finds himself tangled in Olivia Faraday’s daily life and unable to extract himself from the macabre questions of the investigation. His involvement grows more complicated as political forces in Darrington close around Rosemary, seeing her as a tool that can be used to end the depression at the cost of her freedom—or even her life. Chris must juggle the question of who killed Viktor val Daren with the responsibility of keeping Rosemary and her magic safe from those who would use her up and toss her aside. Worst of all, he begins to learn that the national disaster that took his parents’ lives may not have been the accident it seemed.

Set in a world very similar to 1900s London, The Deathsniffer’s Assistant combines the investigative murder mystery with a tale of personal and societal redemption. It is about the relationships between broken people who clash more often than not, but manage to shape and learn from one another in spite of this. The story is told from the perspective of Christopher Buckley, young and impressionable and influenced by the prejudices of his time, as he finds himself surrounded by a cast of exceptional women whose differing characters will slowly reconstruct his understanding of strength in others—and in himself.

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Actuator 2 EBook coverThe Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur, by Aiden James & James Wymore

The Machine Monks fight to keep control of the Actuator while enemies attack the base. As besiegers wear them down, the rest of the world struggles to adapt to the chaos left in the wake of the great change. Their only choice is to push forward and find the next key and shutdown the fantasy realm surrounding the base. When they do, Xenwyn will die.

Haunted by the incalculable death toll all over the earth, Jon accepts the mission to recover the next key. Despite his injuries and as much as he hates to leave his newfound love, he refuses to let all of humanity suffer if he can fix it.

Desperate to keep Xenwyn alive, Red determines to find a magical cure before Jon gets back with the key. Each time he takes her across a border, might be the end.

Seeing all his friends in turmoil, Dragon Star sets out to find the saboteur. If the architect of this dark world cannot offer any means of setting things right, he will at least see consequences for the horrors he unleashed.

None of them ever imagined the Actuator could still make the world even worse.

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cover1000Storms of Lazarus, by Karen Kincy

1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.

In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork engines of war. This may be Wendel’s last chance to save his family and find redemption, but he’s tormented by nightmares and tempted by laudanum. Ardis fears her love isn’t enough to save Wendel. Her hands are full piloting the automatons, and she’s terrified to tell him a secret of her own. Will they—and their love—survive the storms of war?

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June Releases Review Tour

Curiosity Quills is pleased to announce the review tour for our June releases! Between June 29 – July 12, you’ll find reviews for The Vampire Circus, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr., Havelock, by Jane D Everly, Undercover Empath, by RaShelle Workman, Detour to Apocalypse, by Michael Panush, Silent Clarion, by Matthew Graybosch, The Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush, Space To Run by Sharon T. Rose, Who Is Mr. Plutin? by Rebecca Strong and The Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox.

6/29/2015Tina FranqueiraThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
6/29/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsHavelock by Jane D Everly
6/29/2015BriBooks and AshesUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
6/30/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
6/30/2015Tawania EtheridgeWicked Readings by TawaniaSpace To Run by Sharon T. Rose
6/30/2015SarahInk of BloodUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/1/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsSilent Clarion by Matthew Graybosch
7/1/2015bri wignallNatural Bri – Pursuits of LifeThe Vampire Circus by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.
7/2/2015SarahInk of BloodSilent Clarion by Matthew Graybosch
7/2/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/2/2015Amie GaudetAmie’s Book ReviewsThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/2/2015BriBooks and AshesDetour to Apocalypse by Michael Panush
7/3/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsSpace To Run by Sharon T. Rose
7/3/2015BriBooks and AshesThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/3/2015Tawania EtheridgeWicked Readings by TawaniaWho Is Mr. Plutin? by Rebecca Strong
7/4/2015SarahInk of BloodThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/4/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsWho Is Mr. Plutin? by Rebecca Strong
7/5/2015Areli Joy Esguerrabooks and photographsThe Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox
7/5/2015TMBA CorbettTMBA Corbett Tries to WriteUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/6/2015SanoviaCreatyvebooksHavelock by Jane D Everly
7/6/2015SanoviaCreatyvebooksThe Vampire Circus by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.
7/6/2015VictoriaRevenge of the Feels Undercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/6/2015DianaLa Tartaruga Si MuoveThe Vampire Circus by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.
7/6/2015BriBooks and AshesThe Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox
7/7/2015bri wignallNatural Bri – Pursuits of LifeThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/7/2015Tawania EtheridgeWicked Readings by TawaniaThe Vampire Circus by Rod Kierkegaard
7/7/2015Treavor G.FictionForesightUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/8/2015bri wignallNatural Bri – Pursuits of LifeUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/8/2015Bri PeteNo Books, No LifeThe Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox
7/9/2015Tawania EtheridgeWicked Readings by TawaniaHavelock by Jane D Everly
7/9/2015bri wignallNatural Bri – Pursuits of LifeDetour to Apocalypse by Michael Panush
7/10/2015FloryieThe Travelogue of a book addict – The Book DrealmsUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/10/2015Jamie KramerBooks and LaddersHavelock by Jane D Everly
7/11/2015Tawania EtheridgeWicked Readings by TawaniaUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/11/2015Treavor G.FictionForesightThe Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush
7/12/2015Michelle @ Book Briefshttp://bookbriefs.netUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/12/2015Jamie KramerBooks and LaddersUndercover Empath by RaShelle Workman
7/12/2015bri wignallNatural Bri – Pursuits of LifeThe Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox

cover2500The Vampire Circus, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

It is June of 1923. After serving twenty years on death row for executing five vampires, members of a traveling circus who had killed his wife and son, the 65-year-old Johnny Durango is pardoned and set free. Now penniless, the former best-selling author of a series of cowboy detective memoirs based on his life as a Pinkerton operative in the Old West, travels to San Francisco to empty his sole remaining bank account. And discovers that he is now worth twelve million dollars, as the result of owning a long-forgotten block of Atlantic-Richfield stock. With his newfound wealth, Durango resolves to travel to Europe and track drown the remaining members of the vampire circus troupe who murdered his family.

In Paris, meanwhile, Columbine Zwellinger (Coco), the Swiss-born young authoress who serves as editor and ghostwriter to her lecherous, syphilitic much-older husband Hugo Urbaine-Damon, is unexpectedly reunited with her long-lost twin sister, the American Zuleika (Zuzu). Both young women are the daughters of a black mother, a former circus performer, and a white Swiss doctor, now mysteriously dead. Zuzu is the freshly discovered sensation of Paris, the “Black Venus”, for her singing and “Negro” jazz-dancing act in the nude. Coco, who has passed for white all her life, envies Zuzu her freedom and longs to emulate it; however, she is constrained by feelings of responsibility for her increasingly insane husband, whom she despises, and Hugo’s mistress Minout, who lives with them.

Though she is unaware of it, Coco is worshipped from afar by her newspaper delivery boy, the fifteen-year-old Willy de Groote. Willy lives with his mother and uncle, Père Rémy, the parish priest, in the presbytery of a nearby church. Uncle Rémy, a former sergeant in the French Foreign Legion, is a vampire-hunter for the Vatican and is training the diminutive Willy to succeed him. Their murder of a predatory horla, a lawless predatory breed of vampire created by the evil Maître du Monde (Master of the World), brings them to the attention of Superintendent Alphonse Jauvet of the Paris Judiciary Police, who sets out to solve the riddles posed by the crime.

On his way from San Francisco to New York City, Johnny Durango is twice nearly killed by Corsican assassins, whom he suspects are vampires; in both cases, he and his newly engaged “secketary”, Emmeline Parry, barely manage to escape with their lives. Once aboard the Berengaria, he embarks on an affaire with a married Frenchwoman, Berthe Hadley, the younger sister of Superintendant Jauvet. Zuzu, making the round of Paris’ night clubs with her many lovers, is introduced to the eccentric Baron Emile Warburg, the wealthiest man in France, and his business partner the Marchesa dell’Ogg, who runs the exclusive brothel, La Bagne Rose, reputedly a club for vampires.

The battle lines between the vampires and the vampire-hunters are being drawn. Willy’s uncle Rémy is shot through the lung by the vampire they have stalked and killed, and lies gravely wounded in his bedroom at the presbytery. Finding the key to a hotel room in the dead vampire’s pocket, Willy burgles his effects and finds a cache of diamonds. With these he plans to rescue Coco from her husband.

Both Warburg and the Contessa do the bidding of the Master, who is the oldest vampire left alive in the world. And the Master, who has been in Bavaria grooming the young horla, Adolf Hitler, has plans for Coco and Zuzu, who are unknowingly doomed by their genetic heritage to become vampires themselves…

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eCoverHavelock, by Jane D Everly

Eliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service. MI-6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded. When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI-6 partners her with one of it’s best and brightest, the enigmatic, Connor Blackwell. But in a world of secrets and hidden agendas, who can Eliana trust? And what, or who, is Eliana really after?

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cover1000Undercover Empath, by RaShelle Workman

Nineteen-year-old detective Rose Hansen has a secret. She can read a person’s intentions by touching their hands. It’s a curse! A power she never uses if she can help it.

Only one person knows. Her partner Jack.

At least that’s what she believes until a handsome, shirtless stranger appears on her doorstep in small town Blush Valley, California.

He leaves her an envelope, but not before articulating his disappointment in her for ignoring her powers.

The contents send Rose on a path toward the supernatural, solving her parents’ murders, and possibly even saving the world.

Aside from that, Rose and her partner have two important cases they’re working. The first involves a missing child. The other is the death of a stripper. Ruled a murder, a very hot FBI agent from L.A. shows up and is given lead. To make matters worse, he asks her to go undercover.

Her life is a disaster. Rose can’t strip. She doesn’t even own a dress.

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cover1000Detour to Apocalypse, by Michael Panush

Roscoe is a hot rod-riding zombie, an undead gearhead and defender of the small Southern California town of La Cruz in the Freewheeling Fifties. Along with his friends, college age witch Betty Bright, Zoot Suiter shaman Angel Rey, and former bank robber Wooster Stokes, Roscoe takes on monsters and magic with motors and mayhem. But now, a simple government job to capture a runaway rocket scientist and a stolen experimental flying saucer sends Roscoe and his friends into their toughest job yet. They’ll go up against ruthless Las Vegas gangsters, an insane alien-worshipping cult, a top secret government agency devoted to stealth and slaughter, and bizarre creatures from other worlds in their cross country mission to rescue a captured alien being and save the world from extraterrestrial destruction and an impending apocalypse.

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coverSilent Clarion, by Matthew Graybosch

My curiosity might get me killed. I thought I needed a vacation from my duties as an Adversary in service to the Phoenix Society. After learning about unexplained disappearances in a little town called Clarion, I couldn’t stop myself from checking it out.

Now I must protect a witness to two murders without any protection but my sword. I must identify a murderer who strikes from the shadows. I must expose secrets the Phoenix Society’s executive council is hellbent on keeping buried.

I have no support but an ally I dare not trust. If I cannot break the silence hiding what happened in Clarion’s past, I have no future. I must discover the truth about Project Harker. Failure is not an option.

Silent Clarion is a new-adult science-fiction thriller by Matthew Graybosch, set before the events of the Starbreaker novels. Meet Naomi Bradleigh as an Adversary, seventeen years before Without Bloodshed.​

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00026]The Defenders of Blackspire Abbey by Michael Panush

In the bloody height of the Dark Ages, when long ships carried Viking raiders across the waves and swords decided the fates of kingdoms, monasteries offer small pockets of civilization and learning – but Blackspire Abbey is no ordinary monastery. Located on a jagged chunk of rock off the English coast, Blackspire Abbey serves as a library for forbidden books of black magic and the occult, where heresy can be studied firsthand. Blackspire Abbey has a strange guardian -the Viking warrior known as Egil the Scarred. Egil was not born, but created by a mysterious witch who sewed the pieces of fallen Vikings into a patchwork man, and animated Egil with magic to create an unstoppable solider with war fused into his very bones. Now, Egil is trying to end his wandering and forge an new life for himself.

But danger is coming to Blackspire Abbey. Father Enrico Dori, a priest turned Satanist and author of a bloody, heretical rebellion, comes to Blackspire Abbey in chains so that he may be studied. Inquisitor Hox, a fanatic servant of God, seeks to cleanse Blackspire Abbey of heresy with Holy Fire. Viking raiders, including Egil’s former friend Ragnar Redye, seek to raid the abbey and steal its wealth. Egil’s only allies are Brother Cuthbert and Timothy Foundling, a wise monk and his apprentice, and Clare of Burgundy – a former nun turned outlaw queen sent to do penance in the abbey. They are the Defenders of Blackspire Abbey and they will stand against all foes and battle for the light of civilizations – and for their very lives.

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perf6.000x9.000.inddSpace To Run by Sharon T. Rose

Things are finally looking up for Jregli. She’s now an adult, with the new name Jrg’ella, running a business, officially adopted by two families, and in charge of her former Master. But she’s ignored certain matters back on Yerba Home for too long, and someone decides to take matters into his own claws.

Jrath’bwe once lost the n’n ‘Ovvunnith fortune to his younger brother, Shdr’edno, and he’s not about to let an interloper steal it away again. Secretly traveling to Fredan Sector Station 5, he sets a careful plan into motion to reclaim his rightful inheritance from the mysterious new Heir. With him are a trio of hired muscle, who happen to be Wind Brothers with their own motives for investigating the new Lady ‘Ovvunnith.

Commander Frank Neim works hard to keep the Station running smoothly. New rumors arise, linking the ever-present smugglers to a terrorist cell of religious fanatics. With the focal point of a new religion headquarters on FSS5, Neim can only brace himself for a fight.

Truth and justice don’t factor into battles for inheritance or dominance, and Jrg’ella now has too much to lose to run away. Even with all her new found freedom, will she have enough Space to Run?

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coverWho Is Mr. Plutin? by Rebecca Strong

Yesterday Vika Serkova was in New York, eating takeout alone in her closet-sized apartment. Today she wakes up with a wedding ring on her finger, next to a man who claims to be her husband. In a designer flat in St Petersburg, Russia. Huh?

Her new reality is full of surprises. She owns only stilettos but can’t take a step in them without falling. People around her seem to think she’s lived in Russia her entire life. Her daily routine includes thousand-dollar spa visits with caviar and Dom Pérignon. And her husband is a handsome oligarch who buys her jewelry without any occasion. This new Russian life seems to be as different from the old American life as two countries’ views on Crimea.

Has reality blown a fuse? Vika won’t worry about it now that she is a living Cinderella story. At least not until her husband drops an ultimate bomb about why she’s forgotten everything, about the work she does with her father, and about her current assignment for the Russian President. The assignment, which, as she discovers a day later, sets her against her husband in a conspiracy big enough to cost them not only their Breguets but very possibly their lives. To save herself and the family she is beginning to remember Vika needs to fool them into defecting. A perfect plan but only if she can manage it with her Russian memory MIA and her opponents set on destroying each other even before Vika’s manicure dries.

Fun and fast-paced, WHO IS MR. PLUTIN? is set in modern day St. Petersburg, Russia where your chances in life are only as good as the car you drive, the clothes you wear, and the people you stay away from.

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cover2500The Summer The World Ended by Matthew Cox

As far as Riley McCullough is concerned, her best friend getting ‘dragged’ off to Puerto Vallarta for the first two weeks of summer vacation was the end of the world―at least until the bombs fell.

Life in suburban New Jersey with her mother has been comfortable, not to mention boring, to an introverted fourteen year old. As if her friend’s surprise trip wasn’t bad enough, her expectations for the ‘best summer ever’ disintegrate when she gets sent across the country to stay with a father she hasn’t seen in six years. Adjusting to a tiny, desert town where everyone stares at them like they don’t belong proves difficult, and leaves her feeling more isolated than ever. To make matters worse, her secretive father won’t tell the truth about why he left―or what he’s hiding.

Her luck takes an unexpected turn for the better when she meets a boy who shares her interest in video games and contempt for small town boredom. In him, she finds a kindred spirit who might just make the middle of nowhere tolerable.

Happiness is short lived; fleeing nuclear Armageddon, she takes shelter with her dad in an underground bunker he’d spent years preparing. After fourteen days without sun, Riley must overcome the sorrow of losing everything to save the one person she cares about most.

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May Releases Review Tour

Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the review tour for our May releases! Between June 1 – 14, 2015, you’ll find reviews for Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy, Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr, Moseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley, A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris, and The Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano.

Tour Schedule:

6/1/2015Pamela Frost atAmazon/ GoodreadsShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/1/2015Hazel atMusings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.Shadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/1/2015Haniya Qamar atBooks And Authors Spot A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/1/2015Annamaria atGoodreadsA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/1/2015Annamaria atGoodreadsMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr
6/2/2015Pamela Frost atAmazon/ GoodreadsMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard
6/2/2015Dan S. atFictionForesightShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/3/2015Pamela Frost atAmazon/ GoodreadsMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+ 1-3)
6/3/2015Sarah atInk of BloodShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/3/2015Bri Pete atNo Books, No LifeA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/4/2015Pamela Frost atAmazon/ GoodreadsThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano
6/4/2015Casia Courtier at60 Seconds or MoreMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)
6/4/2015Dragana atBookworm DreamsShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/5/2015Jamie atBooks and LaddersShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/5/2015Sarah atInk of BloodA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/5/2015Dragana atBookworm DreamsMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley
6/6/2015Jamie atBooks and LaddersA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/6/2015Terri Smith atAmazon/ GoodreadsA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/7/2015Daniel Riding atDANIELRIDING.comShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/7/2015Sarah atInk of BloodThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano
6/8/2015Dragana atBookworm DreamsA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/8/2015Daniel Riding atDANIELRIDING.comMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr,
6/8/2015Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes atMallory Heart ReviewsShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/9/2015Daniel Riding atDANIELRIDING.comA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/9/2015Casia Courtier at60 Seconds or MoreA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/9/2015Leeanna atLeeanna.meMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley
6/10/2015Daniel Riding atDANIELRIDING.comThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano
6/10/2015Matina Newsom atMatina’s Bookcase A Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/10/2015Bri Wignall atNatural Bri -Pursuits of LifeShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/11/2015Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes atMallory Heart ReviewsMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr
6/11/2015Hope atHope To ReadA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/11/2015Bri Wignall atNatural Bri -Pursuits of LifeMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr
6/12/2015Laurie Brousseau atRead and Be JoyfulShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy
6/12/2015Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes atMallory Heart ReviewsMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)
6/12/2015Bri Wignall atNatural Bri -Pursuits of LifeMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)
6/13/2015Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes atMallory Heart ReviewsA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/13/2015Bri atBooks and AshesMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley (+1-3)
6/13/2015Bri Wignall atNatural Bri -Pursuits of LifeA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris
6/14/2015Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes atMallory Heart ReviewsThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano
6/14/2015Crystal atReading Between the Wines Book ClubMoon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr
6/14/2015Bri Wignall atNatural Bri -Pursuits of LifeThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

Shadows of Asphodel by Karen KincyShadows of Asphodel, by Karen Kincy

Genre: Historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 11, 2015

Cover Artist: DamonZa

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Description:

She never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer.

1913, Austria-Hungary. Ardis knows better than to save a man on the battlefield. Even if he manages to be a charming bastard while bleeding out in the snow. She hasn’t survived this long as a mercenary without some common sense.

When she rescues Wendel, it isn’t because he’s devilishly handsome, but because he’s a necromancer. His touch can revive the dead, and Ardis worries he will return from the grave to hunt her down. Besides, a necromancer can be useful in this world on the brink of war.

A gentleman of questionable morals, Wendel drops to one knee and pledges his undying loyalty to Ardis. She resists falling for him, no matter how hot the tension smolders between them. Especially when she discovers Wendel’s scars run much deeper than his skin, and it might be too late to truly save him from himself.

cover2500Moon Bayou, by J.R. Rain and Rod Kierkegaard, Jr

Genre: Supernatural-thriller

Date of Release­­: May 13, 2015

Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky

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Description:

From the author of the Vampire for Hire Series, J.R. Rain, comes a brand new Samantha Moon spin-off story co-written by bestselling author of The Dead Detective and The Department of Magic, Rod Kierkegaard Jr.

Samantha Moon loses everything – her kids, her beloved, the very unlife she knows – when a powerful curse catapults her backwards in time, to Louisiana during the days of Marie Laveau.

Though she pines for the familiar world of the present, Samantha must move fast – the superhuman vampiric abilities she relied on in prior cases have been compromised by the curse, leaving her vulnerable to a new kind of lurking evil…

Now, her talents as a private investigator will be ever more critical. Can Samantha Moon unlock the key to the past and return to her present, or will she forever remain ancient history?

coverMoseh’s Staff, by A.W. Exley

Genre: historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 18, 2015

Cover Artist: Ricky Gunawan

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Description:

All things must come to an end…

London is in the frozen grip of an unnatural winter and Queen Victoria wants answers. Cara and Nate know who – the Curator. The queen’s artifact hunters just don’t know what is responsible. Cara is on the trail of an ancient and powerful artifact capable of freezing a city and stirring demons. First she must confront her past and her father’s history. Only in learning why her father became a disciple of the Curator can she hope to learn what the old noble seeks and why he is so fascinated by her.

Then tragedy strikes and the bond forged by Nefertiti’s Heart is severed. Nate without Cara succumbs to his darkness and he lashes out at those he holds responsible for her loss. Meanwhile, in the shadows, Inspector Fraser waits for his opportunity to pull down the man known as the villainous viscount.

With London entombed in ice and all hope lost, could this be the end…?

perf6.000x9.000.inddA Curse of Ash and Iron, by Christine Norris

Genre: historical-fantasy romance

Date of Release­­: May 21, 2015

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson

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Description:

Benjamin Grimm knows the theater is much like real life. In 1876 Philadelphia, people play their parts, hiding behind the illusion of their lives, and never revealing their secrets.

When he reunites with his childhood friend Eleanor Banneker, he is delighted. His delight turns to dismay when he discovers she has been under a spell for the past 7 years, being forced to live as a servant in her own home, and he realizes how sinister some secrets can be. She asks for his help, and he can’t refuse. Even if he doesn’t believe in ‘real’ magic, he can’t abandon her.

Ellie has spent the long years since her mother’s death under the watchful eye and unforgiving eye of her stepmother. Bewitched and hidden in plain sight, it seems no one can help Ellie escape. Not even her own father, who is under a spell of his own. When she sees Ben one evening, it seems he is immune to the magic that binds her, and her hope is rekindled along with her friendship.

But time is running short. If they do not find a way to break the spell before midnight on New Year’s Eve, then both Ellie and her father will be bound forever.

perf6.000x9.000.inddThe Black Oracle, by Michael Cristiano

Genre: Epic-fantasy

Date of Release­­: May 25, 2015

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson

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Description:

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, humans are not alone.

Joachim is a hunter. Though generations have passed since the Great Death, something has evolved in the trees beyond the giant glowing mushrooms, mutants that want to see human entrails spread along the jungle floor.

And now they’ve taken Joachim’s wife.

To get her back, Joachim must give the leader of these demons something in return: immortality. A creature knows when he is going to die, after all. In the realm of Zalm, Joachim must navigate a world of magic and darkness to find the ingredients to a potion. Only the Black Oracle knows where these ingredients are, but she’s a little busy at the moment. She leads an army of rebels, revolutionaries fighting for liberation against the High Council.

In a story of betrayal, prophecy, and bloodshed, Joachim must find a way to save his wife while evading a ruthless Empress, one that wants to see the Black Oracle and her associates killed – Joachim included.

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Review Tour: The Rearranged Life, by Annika Sharma

Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the review tour for new-adult, interracial, contemporary-romance The Rearranged Life, by Annika Sharma, ahead of its release on May 15, 2015!

 

To celebrate, Annika Sharma is hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway in which one lucky person will win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card, in honor of characters Nithya and James’ first date!

Review tour

05.08.15Kristen atShelf Lifehttp://www.mom2hjkblog.com
05.08.15Natasha atCaught Up In Bookshttps://caughtupinbooks.wordpress.com
05.09.15Pavitra atFor The Love of Fictional Worldshttp://www.indianbookloveaffair.wordpress.com
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05.11.15Stephanie Wang atHoled Up In A Bookholedupinabook.blogspot.com
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05.12.15Alyce Hunt atEverything Alycehttp://everythingalyce.blogspot.co.uk
05.13.15Samantha Devotta atbellsiebooksbellsiebooks.wordpress.com
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05.16.15Tina atTina, The Bookwormtinathebookworm.blogspot.com
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05.17.15Rhea Dsouza atRhea’s Neon Journalhttp://latinareading.wordpress.com
05.18.15Kate Savage atOnce Upon A Wishhttp://onceuponawish.weebly.com
05.18.15Monica atTomes Projecthttp://tomesproject.blogspot.com

 

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cover2500The Rearranged Life

Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She’s even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.

When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya’s entire life changes.

Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American. As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned.

Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path. The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart.

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IMG_0077About Annika Sharma

Annika Sharma was born in India and moved to the United States (Pennsylvania!) when she was a baby. Annika was a daydreamer from day one, always coming up with stories and games of pretend that seemed real. She was a serious journal-writer from fifth grade to college and wrote dramatic scenes for stories often, inspired by soap operas she watched in summers off from school.

Eventually, when the time for college came around, Annika’s parents encouraged her to pursue journalism. Convinced she couldn’t make a living from writing, Annika disagreed. After five years, two degrees, two minors, working with children, being a dancer teacher, and creating a two-and-a-half page resume in college that had interests so all-over-the-place that even she couldn’t make sense of it, Annika finally decided her parents were right. Writing was where her heart was, all along.
In the month before graduate school, the idea Annika had in my mind for years finally poured out in the form of the novel, The Rearranged Life. Annika began editing in earnest after she finished her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, landing Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group as an agent. Three months later, she had a book deal with Curiosity Quills.

In her spare time, Annika loves spending time with her family and friends, often indulging in the three S’s: Starbucks, shopping and superhero movies. As a chocolate lover and general all-around vegetarian foodie, Annika also adores cooking.

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