The truth About Night Book Tour

The Truth About Night
by Amanda Arista
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
As an investigative journalist, Merci Lanard has an uncanny knack for getting the truth out of people, a talent she uses to expose the real story behind her city’s most gruesome crimes.
Until one night, when her partner, Ethan, is killed.
Reeling from shock and grief, Merci vows to track down his murderer. As she starts digging, she meets Ethan’s estranged brother, Rafe, who agrees to work with Merci to find his brother’s killer. She soon discovers Ethan had been hiding things from her, mainly that he was a Shifter and had a whole life in a supernatural world she knew nothing about.
A Shifter himself, Rafe introduces Merci to magic she never knew existed. As they work together to uncover hidden connections between Ethan’s murder and a series of strange dead bodies, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a turf war for the soul of the city.
If Merci is to have any hope of saving her city, she will have to face the truth about this war, the truth about this new magical world, and the truth about who she truly is.
Amanda was born in Illinois, raised in Corpus Christi, lives in Dallas but her heart lies in London. Good thing she loves to travel.
During the summer after second grade, she read every book in the young adult section of the library, much to the surprise of the local librarian. So she started making up her own stories and hasn’t stopped.
She has a husband who fights crime, one dog who thinks he’s a real boy, and another who might be a fruit bat in disguise. She recently added a tiny human to the mix who is following in her mother’s footsteps of storytelling.
Along with her BA in English & Psychology and her MA in Education, Amanda is a graduate of the SMU Creative Writing Program and now teaches other aspiring authors. She has delivered lectures at several writer conferences and loves discussing craft, character, and structure. Her current favorite: Stirring up Trouble with Romantic Subplots.
She is represented by Kimberly Brower, of Brower Literary & Management.
Random Facts:
Amanda is adopted and loves to share that story with others to promote adoption.
Amanda has a collection of turtle figurines that collects on her travels.
Amanda has a strange love of cheesy horror movies. She prefers demons and witchcraft to slasher films.
Amanda is a really good bowler and completely rocks at croquet.
Amazon gift card and Merci Lanard swag pack.
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payback ‘s a witch

Payback’s a Witch
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Twisted Hearts Productions
Publication Date: January 3, 2018
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned– but when that woman is a witch, hell is nothing but a tropical vacation.
I’ve been summoned to pronounce sentence on the men who have conned, lied, deceived, stolen or abused my worldly sisters. The time of laughing in the face of justice is over for, at least, one such man. His sins have been exposed and when he attempts to place me on his list of victims, he discovers that he made a fatal error.
An eternity of suffering is nothing compared to the fate I have in mind for him as he realizes there’s no escape from the truth. The question remains: how high a price should be paid to heal the pain he caused?
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on ‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can’t find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
$15 Amazon
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Sort Of Normal

Sort of Normal
by Liz Ashlee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Falling in love isn’t as easy as staying in love.
Carter Hart and Boone Fell’s lives are tangle of perfect and imperfect memories. In a world of drugs, alcoholism and neglectful parents, their love for each other kept them strong. But all it takes is one kiss and a lie to tear them apart.
When Carter’s brother, Declan, dies of an overdose, Boone decides he can’t let another day of secrets and mistaken circumstances keep them apart. His only problem? Now that he’s ready to move forward with Carter, she’s ready to leave him where she thinks he belongs: in the past.
Liz Ashlee is a romance novelist who is known for Step Toward You and “Wishing in on Water” in the Once Upon a Summer collection. She has her Bachelors in Library Informatics and English from Northern Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. She lives in Independence, KY with her parents, their three cats, and her dog, Hero. Her pride and joy is getting to be a dog-mother, friend, and daughter to those in her life.
$25 Amazon
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The Senses of Love Series

The Sound of Love
Senses of Love Book 1
by Kyle Shoop
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Words than can’t be spoken can still be sung.
Sometimes the most beautiful relationships between two individuals blossom from moments of tragedy.
Charlotte and John grew up as young orphans in the secluded outskirts of a rural town. Each day, they’d sneak out to the nearby forest to escape the cold grasp of the orphanage’s tyrant-ruler, by creating an imaginary kingdom together. However, their worlds, and the safety that came from their friendship, were suddenly ripped apart when they got caught.
Years later, Charlotte conquered the marketing world in downtown Portland. Having gained normalcy in her life since her days in the orphanage, Charlotte never expected her world to be turned upside down by John abruptly being thrust back into her life.
However, the years since the orphanage had not at all been kind to John, leaving him unable to open up to Charlotte about the details. So, she reignites John’s love for playing music, finding that his songwriting is the only way to help him express what he otherwise has difficulty saying. But in doing so, the reunited couple discovers that John’s love for music may not have been the only fire waiting to be rekindled.
Would what began as two children playing in the woods in the heart of tragedy blossom into long-awaited, and much desired, love?
The Sight of Love
Senses of Love Book 2
Does love at first sight exist when love is blind?
Ethan was born to paint. His pursuit of beauty and meaning through art was the only thing his heart desired above all else. Until he met Rose.
It was love at first sight. A love which was as inspiring and captivating as the delicate life which radiated from a fresh rose. Her sight intoxicating. Her personality angelic. Her love instantaneous and unselfish.
But was that love enough to last a lifetime? Art often requires sacrifice. But Ethan’s life wasn’t just full of sacrifice for his passion, it would become marked with significant loss. An unforeseeable loss beyond his control and undercutting all which he sought in life.
Each moment of life is just a brush stroke in a larger painting. Would the love between Ethan and Rose be just the first brush stroke, or instead the reason to keep painting?
Experience the second book in the compelling “Senses of Love” series.
Kyle Shoop is a multi-genre author of compelling stories. His new “Senses of Love” series is a romance series that provides rewarding and inspirational stories.
Kyle is also the author of the Acea Bishop Trilogy, which is an action-packed fantasy series. All books in that series are now available, with Acea and the Animal Kingdom being the first book.
At a young age, Kyle was recognized for his storytelling by being awarded the first-place Gold Key award for fiction writing in Washington State. After spending several years volunteering in his wife’s elementary classrooms, he was inspired to write the Acea Bishop Trilogy. He is now motivated to finish his the new romance series. In addition to writing novels, Kyle is also a practicing attorney.
Kyle and is wife and two children are currently living in Utah.
A digital copy of the music soundtrack written specifically for The Sound of Love – all written, performed and recorded by the author Kyle Shoop
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The Trouble With Demons

The Trouble With Demons
by Sheena Austin
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Michelle always knew the head cheerleader who stole her boyfriend was demonic. She just didn’t realize Janice was an actual demon. And that’s not even the most interesting revelation of Michelle’s eighteenth birthday—also, coincidentally, prom night. She also learns that she is a half-angel warrior. And nothing could make for a more satisfying birthday-prom than sending that demon cheerleader straight back to hell. Then she discovers that her parents didn’t die when she was 16, after all. They’re alive, and they need her help. What else is a half-angel warrior to do? She heads out to kick some demon ass. Lucky for her, she’s also got her best friend Jonathan by her side. But there are still things she doesn’t know—not only about this hidden world she’s discovered, but about Jonathan himself. And those things could kill her if she isn’t careful.
Sheena Austin is the author of The Spirit of Mr. Darcy which is featured Most Ardently: An Austen-Inspired Christmas Collection, Journey of the Heart, and Memoirs of a Disillusioned Heart. A lover of all romance, fantasy, cat whisperer, and Kermit obsessed, the author currently lives in Virginia with her boyfriend and two cats.
$25 amazon gift card
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Bionic Passion book tour

Bionic Passion
Bionic Evolution Series Book 1
by LC Owen
Genre: SciFi Romance
Avery King is the most eligible bachelor in District M. His brilliant scientific discovery using stem cells and bionic technology has revolutionized the new world with state-of-the-art human robot hybrids, cleverly referred to as bionic humanoids. The bionic humanoids have taken all the jobs, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Even though Avery is set for life financially, his biggest regret is creating a technology that ruined human lives. As the political heat is turned up the districts, the heat the bedroom is twice as nice. Everything changes for Avery when he meets a unique bionic at The Bionic Dolls brothel downtown. When Avery finds that he cannot get over his fascination for a bionic humanoid named Amelia, he will stop at nothing to save her from a life of servitude as a common robot sex worker. Will Avery be able to save Amelia, or will the goons at the bionic research facility get to her first? This sizzling series will have you at the edge of your seat wanting more. Dive into a post-apocalyptic future where the lines between what it is to be a human or a simple program, are more blurred than ever!
This a steamy sci-fi robot romance with adult situations and sexuality. 18+
**Only .99 cents!!** 
Bionic Love
Bionic Evolution Series Book 2
Bionic Desire
Bionic Evolution Series Book 3
Bionic Dreams
Bionic Evolution Series Book 4
Bionic Obsession
Bionic Evolution Series Book 5
Bionic Ecstasy
Bionic Evolution Series Book 6
LC Owen is a native Texan and mother of two boys. When she is not writing or narrating for her podcast LC Owen Books, she enjoys singing karaoke with friends, going to local museums, or walking Reba (her dog). Please SUBSCRIBE to the LC Owen Books newsletter for free eBooks, eBook deals, and exclusive audios. LC Owen Books…Where thoughts become worlds!
$15 Amazon gift card and a digital copy of my trilogy The Islands of Sedania
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The Incarn Saga

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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Incarn Saga by Katharine E. Wibell. The Incarn Saga is a four book young adult/ new adult fantasy series inspired by ancient myths and filled with fast-paced action and adventure.

This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 20 January till 2 February. See the tour schedule here.

Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. WibellIssaura’s Claws (The Incan Saga #1)
By Katharine E. Wibell
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult, New Adult

Blurb:
According to legend, when the world was young, the goddess Issaura appeared among men. Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a great honor but one that separated this race from other humans. Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if her people were ever at the point of destruction.

Now a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction. Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.

You can find Issaura’s Claws on Goodreads

You can buy Issaura’s Claws here on Amazon

Ullr's FangsUllr’s Fangs (The Incarn Saga #2)
By Katharine E. Wibell
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: New Adult

Blurb:
According to legend, when the world was young, two gods of war — one male, one female — were destined for each other. Yet Ullr, forever unfaithful, lost the love of Issaura, his true match, and was forsworn. His violent anger and bitter rage grew and intensified, poisoning all creation and humanity.

Now that the Raiders’ long ships have faded from sight, the kingdom of Elysia is beginning to recover from the summer’s war with the brutal invaders from across the sea. Yet darker forces have taken root, forces that can alter the future of the land and its people in unthinkable ways. Seventeen-year-old Lluava must discover the means to prevent her world from collapsing. But in doing so, will she succumb to that darkness?

You can find Ullr’s Fangs on Goodreads

You can buy Ullr’s Fangs here on Amazon

Crocotta's HacklesCrocotta’s Hackles (The Incarn Saga #3)
By Katharine E. Wibell
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: New Adult

Blurb:
According to legend, when the world was young, Crocotta, Queen of the Gods, discovered her mate’s faithlessness. She vowed to prevent future threats to all matrimonial pacts henceforward, but for her it was too late. The child born from the illicit coupling was a warrior goddess—one whom Crocotta would seek to destroy throughout eternity.

Now that the Raiders’ elite army is threatening the kingdom of Elysia’s northern borders, seventeen-year-old Lluava must leave the familiarity and safety of her native land to venture into the wilderness. Her mission is to discover others like her who will come to Elysia’s aid; her hope is to unravel the secrets behind what it means to be Incarn. But what she finds could destroy everything./

You can find Crocotta’s Hackles on Goodreads

You can buy Crocotta’s Hackles here on Amazon

Giahem's TalonsGiahem’s Talons (The Incarn Saga #4)
By Katharine E. Wibell
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: New Adult

Blurb:
According to legend, when the world was young, Giahem, King of the Gods, realized that the pantheon was on the verge of self-destruction due to his own actions. To protect his favorite child, he hid the infant and gave her a false name in the hope that she would survive—a name that would forever be associated with the young goddess: Issaura.

Now, the capital has fallen to the Outlanders, the king has been overthrown, and the Raiders have entered the kingdom of Elysia in full force. Eighteen-year-old Lluava must flee in order to survive. After all the losses she has endured, the battles she has fought and won to no avail, she must face the worst fact of all: that she alone is responsible for the kingdom’s demise. Will she ever be able to rectify her wrongs?

You can find Giahem’s Talons on Goodreads

You can buy Giahem’s Talons here on Amazon

Awards for the Incarn Saga book series to date:
Issaura’s Claws:
2018 New Apple Book Awards Solo Medalist Winner for Children’s/Young Adult eBook
2018 Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Fist Place Winner by Epic eBook Awards
2018 Young Adult Fiction Gold Winner for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards
2018 2nd place winner for the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction eBook

Ullr’s Fangs:
2019 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist for New Adult
2019 November Gold Metal Award by Literary Titan

Crocotta’s Hackles:
2019 New Adult Fiction Gold Winner by Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award

Katharine E WibellAbout the Author:
Katharine Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition, she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs, apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high fantasy.

You can find and contact Katharine here:
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Author Interview

What inspired you to start writing?

  • For as long as I can remember, I have created characters, story lines, and backstories. As children, my sister and I engaged in imaginary play consisting of multiple worlds filled with all sorts of creatures that became the foundation of our very own epic adventures. When I got older, the idea of writing about richly developed worlds and vibrant, three-dimensional beasts and beings felt natural. Interestingly, one of my first projects after The Incarn Saga will be based on some of the characters that developed during my childhood games of make-believe.
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How long have you been writing?

  • I dabbled with creative writing throughout my childhood, though I never took it seriously until Issaura’s Claws. I started writing the first book of The Incarn Saga series in 2007, when I was seventeen, the age of the female protagonist. I took a hiatus during my college years. However, the story begged to be told, and I began working on the book again after graduation and completed the four-book series last year.
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When did you start writing?

  • Issaura’s Claws grew from the seeds planted in the summer of 2007. Taking my writing seriously and pursuing it as a full-time career began in 2014.
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Have you always wanted to be a writer?

  • I toyed with the idea of writing as a personal hobby as I grew up, but after college, I knew I wanted to publish my stories.
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What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?

  • Take a breather. It is going to be a long road, especially if you are an indie author. There is so much to learn above and beyond the creative task of writing and the crucial task of editing that it might seem overwhelming. Seek out someone in the field to use as a resource and mentor when beginning to navigate the world of publishing.
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How do you handle writer’s block?

  • I am a person who needs to express herself in multiple interests. When I stall out in my writing, I switch to painting, since I am also a reverse glass painter in New Orleans. This different creative outlet allows me the break I need and the time for my brain to deal with whatever issue my book or plot is having. When I return to writing, I am able to hit the ground running, so to speak.
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What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?

  • First, well-developed, complex characters are essential to peak people’s interest. Having a plot with twists and multiple layers is also important, in my opinion. Finally, good editing is key. There is nothing worse when reading a book than to be jarred out of the scene by improper grammar or poor spelling.
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What comes first, the plot or characters?

  • That is a good question. My mind works in strange ways. My characters affect the plot just as the plot can twist characters. In my own experience, characters can write themselves into a story, or a new aspect of one of the main characters can reveal itself as he/she attempts to achieve the original objective. So, to answer your question, I really can’t say. For me, they both develop simultaneously.
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How do you develop your plot and characters?

  • Each project is different. In The Incarn Saga, both Lluava, the main character, and the shape-shifting military theme developed together. The rest of the story evolved as I worked on fleshing out the plot. In my next young adult series, the characters and the plot/subplots arose from repetition during my childhood play. And I am currently working on an adult novella series that sprang from two different and obscure Nordic myths. I never sit down and say, “What can I create today?” I allow my stories to come to me naturally through whatever inspirational pathways they choose.
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How do you come up with the titles to your books?

  • I select the titles after I have written most or all of the first draft. I want them to embody a core aspect or theme of the book without being too obvious at first glance.
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When did you first consider yourself a writer?

  • I first considered myself a writer when I finally realized that I was going to finish a draft of a novel and had not given up during that period.
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Describe your writing space.

  • I write at home though my physical location changes from my office to my living room or my dining room on different days. No matter where I work, I need absolute quiet when I am writing new material although music can be playing during the later stages of editing. Typically, I don’t need much more than my computer. However, for some of my newer, more complex projects, I will erect diagrams or create models of various aspects that pertain to the storyline.
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What time of the day do you usually write?

  • The morning is my favorite time of day to develop new text while in the afternoon, I work on editing and/or painting.
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Describe a typical writing day.

  • After breakfast (around 9 a.m.), I pour myself a second cup of coffee and work on new material until lunch. If my flow is going well, I will continue into the afternoon. If not, I will switch over to editing one of my other projects or review edits that I receive from my Beta readers or editor. Book layouts and marketing are also done during this time. Around 5 p.m., I call it a day, head to the gym, then take my dog for a walk.
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What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

  • Actually, it is motivating myself after a break. Once I publish a book, I give myself at least a week and switch from writing to painting. This allows me some time away from the computer. Starting a new work can be slow to start, especially if it is a sequel in a series because that requires a lot of reintroductions of characters, situations, and worlds. And sometimes, I have to focus on my painting if I have commissions to complete. In that event, it can be hard to pick up a story wherever I left it off.
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What was your inspiration for these books?

  • This book series started with Issaura’s Claws. The true origin of the tale came from a dream in which I was a shapeshifting white tiger in a military training camp. The dream stuck with me, and I could not get it out of my head. I kept going back to it over and over for several weeks as the initial plotline developed in my mind. Finally, the only thing I could do was begin to write it all down. I had intended it to be a standalone. While attending a writer’s conference, I was given a challenge that made me look at the book in a new light, and I realized there were actually three more books to come. I will admit that the sequels are all darker and grittier than the first, but I was older by the time I contrived them.
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How long did it take you to write it?

  • It is hard to say since I began Issaura’s Claws before I left for college and then took a four-year break. I also had to learn how to navigate the self-publishing field, which took a while. Currently, it takes me almost a year from start to finish. But since I am always editing one book while writing another, I can publish multiple works in a year if I really try.
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Besides this book, how many others have you published?

  • I have all four books of The Incarn Saga published: Issaura’s Claws, Ullr’s Fangs, Crocotta’s Hackles, and Giahem’s Talons. I currently have two other full-length books and five novellas written and in various stages of editing.
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What can you tell the readers about the book?

Anything you want them to know?Staring with Issaura’s Claws, readers will explore the kingdom of Elysia, where both humans and the shapeshifting Theriomorphs begrudgingly coexist. When a new threat arrives from across the expanse of the ocean, a military draft is enacted, and both races must push aside their differences in order to fend off this foe. Seventeen-year-old, Lluava Kargen, a female Theriomorph, represents her family and heads off to the training camps to fulfill her destiny.