{Trailer Blast} Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington

Series: Children of the Fifth Sun (Book 1)
Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (July 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944109404


Genre: “Science Faction” – science fiction, action and adventure with fact-based science, theories and mythology

IN ALMOST EVERY BELIEF SYSTEM ON EARTH, there exists a single unifying mythos: thousands of years ago a great flood devastated the Earth’s inhabitants. From the ruins of this cataclysm, a race of beings emerged from the sea bestowing knowledge and culture upon humanity, saving us from our selfish drive toward extinction. Some say this race were “ancient aliens” who came to assist our evolution.

But what if they weren’t alien at all? What if they evolved right here on Earth, alongside humans . . . and they are still here? And, what if the World’s governments already know?


Kelly Graham is a narcissistic self-assured freelance photographer specializing in underwater assignments. While on a project in the Amazon with his best friend, Chris D’Souza, a mysterious and beautiful government official, Freya Nilsson, enters Kelly’s life and turns it upside down. Her simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts him in the middle of an international conspiracy. A conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history.




“An action-packed, globe-hopping science fiction thriller… pedal-to-the-metal pacing and relentless action make it easy to turn pages…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Insane! What Gareth did here was incredible! This author took a global look at America, China, and Russia, and added a species from another era into the mix, to create a well-researched novel of suspense, intrigue, with dashing individuals. The characters travel the world on a unique mission while trying to stay out of the line of fire as rogue government agencies from several different countries try to stop them. It’s a wild ride from California to Peru, from Egypt to Siberia. The amount of research put into this novel is on par with a Michael Crichton novel. The main character, Kelly Graham, reminded me of Dirk Pitt from Clive Cussler’s novels. Overall, an incredible read and a book I’m recommending.” ―Jonas Saul, Best-selling author of the Sarah Roberts Series, April 2017

Suspend disbelief and let yourself travel on a downriver, undersea, and overland adventure in this well-constructed novel. The author takes you on a fast paced journey full of intrigue, government secrets, unusual creatures and just a tad of romance. Superlatives abound and the literary illumination paints an image so clear you feel you are there with the characters. For those who know the author, there are bit of his personality revealed which makes reading the novel even more enjoyable. A bit Tom Clancy, a hint of Dan Brown — authentically Gareth in his debut work. ―Charity Scripture

“Scientist Worthington’s understanding of the complexities and possibilities of marine biology and endocrinology are evident.” ―Publishers Weekly, May 2017



Gareth Worthington is a trained marine biologist and also holds a doctorate in comparative endocrinology. Currently, Gareth works full time for the Pharmaceutical industry helping to educate the World’s doctors on new cancer therapies. In his spare time Gareth has a number of passions, including: martial arts – he trained in Muay Thai at the prestigious EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and currently trains in MMA at Phoenix Sportkampf, Switzerland; playing acoustic guitar; studying ancient history; drawing; and most of all writing fiction. 

An award winning author, he hopes to one day hang up the pharma hat and write full time.

You can visit his author page and blog at www.garethworthington.com  


WEBSITE: https://www.childrenofthefifthsun.com/

TWITTER: @DrGWorthington
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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/garethworthingtonauthor
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/garethworthington/

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Kingdom Of Mirrors & Roses Cover Reveal


Kingdom of Mirrors & Roses: A Limited Edition of Beauty and the Beast Retellings 
Publication date: August 1st 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult


Beauty and the Beast, but not how you remember it

Deep in the forest, a castle hides. No one knows who lives there, but rumors of a beast keep people away.

Cloaked in shadows, hidden from view, a prince destroyed by a curse shuts himself away from the world, ashamed of the beast he’s become.

And in the village, a beautiful girl with her nose in a book, yearns for something more.

True love is the only thing that can break his curse. True love is the one thing she’s looking for, but how can they find true love when neither knows the other exists?

Find out if love really can defy all odds in this set of thirteen captivating retellings of the classic fairytale, filled with love, hope and the strength of two people willing to do whatever it takes…

One click now for your happily ever after.

Other books in the Kingdom of series…
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes (Cinderella retellings)
Kingdom of Salt and Sirens (Little Mermaid retellings)
Kingdom of Sand and Wishes (Aladdin retellings)
Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses (Beauty and the Beast retellings)
Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams (Sleeping Beauty retellings) coming soon


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Cover Reveal And Author Interview with Christopher St. John Sampayo

I been fortunate enough to know Christopher Sampayo for over 4 years. I have enjoyed his works and amazing books as well as become a proud member of his Christofan. Today I’m excited to participate in his cover reveal & interview. I hope you guys enjoy it. 🙂

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Author Interview

Christopher Sampayo Interview

  1. Welcome to my Blog. Its so nice to have you here. Tell us a little about your story and the story world you’ve created.

I like to tell stories of the ordinary that becomes extraordinary.  I like to write about worlds that are very close to ours but are more magical where literally almost anything can happen.

  • Tell us a little about how these stories first came to be. Did it start with an image, a voice, a concept, a dilemma or something else?

Usually I start first with the ideas of characters.  I think of characters based more on the actions they take or their thought process.  I don’t even have names for them for a while.  Then I start to think how those characters interact with other characters or particular situations.

  • What special knowledge or research was required to write this book.

Some books may require a specialized knowledge.   Specters of Mist and Sand dealt with Mesoamerican studies.  Fields of Frozen Stars dealt with World War 1.  I usually listen to college lectures about these topics when I need specialized information.

  • Which character was most challenging to create? Why?

In Shadows of the Inferno I wanted to write about the Devil.  How do you write about someone who started a war that has lasted pretty much for all of eternity?  I knew he had to have a lot of complex layers.

  • Are any of your characters based on real people you know? 

Most of my characters are just individuals that I dream up and find intriguing for some reason or other.

  • Which scene was most difficult to write? Why?

I think that action scenes are really hard to write.  For me it’s easy to write a characters thought processes or dialogue.  Narrations of passing time are pretty easy too.  Action is definitely a challenge however.  You have to write a lot of movement but not lose the reader.  If you miss a word or sentence I think it is easy for a reader to get lost or confused so it’s extra important not to get ideas jumbled.   

  • Which scene, character or plotline changed the most from first draft to published book?

Prisons of Stolen Dreams was interesting because I took my time with writing it.  It took me almost 2 years to complete.  This really allowed the story to breath in a very unique way.  Someone read the first couple of chapters and gave me their feedback.  Based on that feedback I was really able to take the story into a new direction that I didn’t anticipate and it made it very exciting to write.

  • Who are your favorite authors and why?

I like Clive Barker a lot.  And Neil Gaiman.  At the end of the day I would probably say my favorite Genre is horror but for me horror is really just modern day fairy tales.   Barker and Gaiman convey those aspects of storytelling for me.  I am also a King fan and I like Tom Clancy novels.

  1. What attracted you to the genre(s) you write in?

I like fairy tales but I like things set in modern times.  This allows me to identify with the characters more easily.  I like modern day fairytales because in these chaotic days it’s nice to believe in a little bit of magic.

  1. I saw that you are a new dad. Congratulations! How do you balance the demands of writing with other responsibilities? 

When I figure that out, I’ll let you know. Haha.

  1. What special support people (critique partners, writing group, beta readers, editor, agent, author’s assistant) do you rely on? How do they help you?

I guess I have beta readers.  I’m not sure if that’s the right term.  But I have some readers who read the first draft or first few chapters of my books.  It’s important to have someone look at my work and tell me if it even makes any sense or if it’s just some crazy caffeine fueled typing rant.

  1. What are some trends in your genre that excite you?

Gaiman has become a very well-known author.  His projects are being adapted frequently.  I remember when he was basically known as just a comic writer.  His Sandman comics are brilliant and still some of my favorite stories but it’s nice to see him gaining wider acceptance.

  1. If you were to genre-hop, which genres would you most like to try writing?

Tom Clancy is one of my favorite authors.  I don’t write spy novels but I often find his style showing up in my books on occasion.

  1. What aspects of your creative process do you enjoy most? Which are most challenging?

I enjoy getting super caffeinated and just letting my mind run away with itself.  I find it most challenging finding good coffee. Lol.

  1. What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the beginning of your writing/publishing journey?

I wish I had a better understanding of sentence and paragraph structure at the beginning of learning to be a writer.  Laying out coherent ideas that can be understood paragraph to paragraph is a beautiful art.  But as with all arts you learn more as time goes on.

  1. What would you advise young writers trying to build a publishing history or an author platform?

My mantra is the old Nike slogan.  Just do it. You may fail.  You may not always succeed.  But if you keep working at it you tend to get better with time and most importantly you find your own voice.

  1. What’s the worst writing/publishing advice anyone ever gave you?

I tend to stay pretty open to all suggestions.  Advice and suggestions can be very educational.  Even if time shows you that the person who gave you the advice had no idea what they were talking about.

  1. You have six published books and are in the process of re-release this month. Tell me more about this process and how you feel about it.

It’s been interesting.   I have revisited my earlier books and read things that I wrote years ago.  It’s strange to put myself back in those stories.  The new covers are gorgeous and I’m very excited about them.

  • What does it mean to be able to re-release these books with new covers to you?

It’s been exciting to look back at the journey that has led me to this point in my writing career.  It’s only been possible because of the amazing support of many readers who have allowed me to keep going over the years.

  • It was great to have you on my blog, I can wait to get the new covers added to my collection. 😊

New Covers !

About the Author

Author Christopher St. John Sampayo grew up in Louisiana in the Toledo Bend area. He now resides in San Antonio, Texas. Christopher started writing and directing plays in San Antonio and eventually started his own theatre company. After spending several years writing and directing short films he had his first novel Haunting of Rosehaven published in 2013. He currently has 6 novels published through Centauri Road Publishing. They are titled Haunting of Rosehaven, Ghosts of Glass, Fields of Frozen Stars, Shadows of the Inferno, Specters of Mist and Sand, and Prisons of Stolen Dreams.


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Title: Temptation

Author: Chiquita Dennie

Release: February 28, 2019

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42747264-temptation


Gabriel McCollough is the star basketball coach, Top draft pick that played in one season and retired from the game of basketball from a injury and the twenty-five-year-old alpha male every young woman in town can’t help but like.

Desiree Spence is a good teacher, a good person, a quiet, reserved soul, but a chance meeting with a handsome coach, ten years her junior, tests her limits and stirs up a controversy she could’ve ever anticipated.

He wants her. She wants him. Everyone in their lives is against their relationship.

Will they give into societal pressures or follow their hearts’ desires?

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Teaser: attached/ in drive

Author Bio:

Chiquita is an Author and Entrepreneur. Born in Memphis, TN, and currently a Los Angeles CA native. Her background in film/tv has taught and shaped her passion for writing with her debut romance novel Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love. Since its debut, fans have embraced the unconventional love story of Sabrina Washington and Antonio De Luca making Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love an Amazon Best Seller on the charts in Italian Drama, African American Drama. More to come from 304 Publishing Company a brand new home for indie authors.

Also, follow her other Author page, Keke Renee, and catch her latest releases for Erotic, Dark, Paranormal Romance.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/304Publishing

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chiquita-Dennie/e/B072QDXGPH/


Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chiquita-dennie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/304_publishing

Website: https://www.304publishing.com/

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My thoughts

This book was sexy, romantic and sweet. I love the interactions between Desiree & Gabriel. You could see the chemistry between them two. I loved this book, my first time reading from this author and I will read again

I give this book 📚📚📚📚 books stacks

THE NIGHT WEAVER by Monique Snyman Cover Reveal

Series: Shadow Grove (Book 1)
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1645480062
ISBN-13: 978-1645480068


“I have been searching high and low to get a writer that could intrigue me with writing as witty and crafty as Cassandra Clare, and lo and behold I found one. HOLY HELL what a read.” ―Nadine Maritz, MY HEAD “IN A NUTSHELL”

“… a strong dark fantasy and fairy folklore … a very easy to read page-turner..” ―Ginger Nuts of Horror

*2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Nominee, The Night Weaver (Shadow Grove – Book 1) Vesuvian Books (10/2019)*  Winner to be announced at Stoker Con

Original cover art by Marcela Bolivar http://www.marcelabolivar.com
And title treatment by Michael J. Canales

Shadow Grove isn’t a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don’t grieve, missing posters don’t line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn’t exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, and unmistakeable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring and the night feels darker than ever.

The Night Weaver Book Jacket

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It’s up to Rachel to find a way to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

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Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.




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“… a strong dark fantasy and fairy folklore … a very easy to read page-turner..” ―Ginger Nuts of Horror

Bram Stoker Award Nominated
The Night Weaver (Shadow Grove – Book 1) (2018)
2019 Bram Stoker® Nominee
The Bone Carver (Shadow Grove – Book 2) (2019)
The Sin Eater (Shadow Grove – Book 3)
The Dream Keeper (Shadow Grove – Book 4)

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Remembering the Holocaust.

I’m sorry I been away for a few days but life hit me hard. I’m still standing though. So let’s get the show started.

On Wednesday May 1st was Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to talk about my favorite genre to read. Historical fiction, mainly about WWII. I have read a few books on that era but here are my favorite ones.

1. Between shades of Gray. Now is known as Ashes in the snow.

Genre:Children’s Books
Page count:352 page
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.

My Thoughts

This book made me cry. So far there has been two WWII books that have made me cry and this one is definitely one of them. While reading this book I could feel the characters emotion. It was simply beautiful written.😍😍😍I would definitely recommend it to anyone to read.


2. The Book Thief

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today

My Thoughts

This is the second WW2 book that has made me cry. So beautiful and yet hear breaking. And I love how the story is told by death. Powerful! I would recommend this book to anyone.


3. The Kommandant’s girl


Product description

In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, bestselling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war

Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma’s husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city’s decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob’s Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.

Emma’s already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety—and her marriage vows—in order to help Jacob’s cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make choices that will force her to risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

About the Author

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.

My thoughts

This story was very intense. Emma found her self running for her life after her husband left. He just disappeared. Trying to survive and running away from the Nazi and moved in with her husband’s aunt. But at a dinner party she meet Kommandant Richwalder who took an interest on him. She was supposed to only work for him as a spy for the resistance but when she started having feelings for him things got a little bit…complicated.

REALM by Alexandrea Weis Official TRAILER REVEAL

Print Length: 483 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (May 14, 2019)
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Language: English



Based on a true story.

When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.

Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide.

Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior’s arms.

However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.

History tells his story. This is hers.  




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Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association, Weis writes mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans where she is a permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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