Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cover Reveal: Machine Head by T.A. Brock

Remember when you were a kid and you would race to the library, spin the wheel that had the coolest books on it and grab the latest Choose Your Own Adventure book? Those books were fantastic because you could read them a dozen different times and have a dozen different outcomes.

I wish someone would make one of those.. but a bit edgier.. maybe for a YA crowd.

Wait. Someone did.

T.A. Brock, a woman I am so excited to call a friend came up with this very concept. And guess what? I get to help reveal the cover today! YAY!!

So without further ado, I give you… MACHINE HEAD:

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Where young rule and elders are hunted to extinction… and you decide who’s guilty.

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MACHINE HEAD

An Interactive Novel

Available April 10, 2015

BLURB:

Adults have poisoned the world with their selfishness, jealousy, and deceit. Now it’s up to the young to heal it. First order: eliminate every elder. Second: discover the secret to never growing up. Third: procreate.

Ten Sixty-Four is on trial for treason. The crimes he committed are unforgivable: hiding elders who should be long dead, consorting with illegal untrained young, and purposely botching kill missions. He’s come a long way from the cold, unfeeling, Sleepwalker he began as. He’s still four years from the death age, which means the Hex can’t afford to kill him. If found guilty, he’ll be given to the Machine for reprogramming. But none of that matters because he’s done what no other Sleepwalker has dared to. He’s found love. And he knows something they don’t. Falling in love is the secret to achieving the third order.

Brille has a secret of her own: the elders aren’t extinct. They’re not even endangered. But what the rest of the world doesn’t know can’t hurt them. At least, not anymore than they’re already hurting themselves. There is no more laughter. No more crying. No feelings of any kind. Only in the secret hiding places where the untrained dwell with elders, can emotion be found. Then it’s anger, rage, and hostility. When she finds herself a target of the Sleepwalkers, she realizes she’s not the only one with secrets. Ten Sixty-Four feels. He might even be capable of love. The idea leaves Brille with an emotion she never thought she’d have: hope.

The Hex has convened. A trial will commence. You, a member of the jury, must decide Ten Sixty-Four’s fate, and with it, the future of humanity.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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T.A. Brock spends her days gleefully plucking words from the chaos of life and dressing them up so they look pretty. Then she calls them stories and tries to convince people to read them. Paranormal, horror, and contemporary romance rocks her socks, but anything YA makes her feel young again, so she sticks with that mostly. She resides in the great land of mountains and green things (Arkansas) with her husband, two children, and her beloved Keurig machine, which she has built a countertop shrine to.

For more information, visit http://www.tabrockbooks.com

For updates on new releases and other fun little bits, sign up for T.A. Brock’s Newsletter HERE.

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THE EMBERS OF LIGHT Tammy Farrell

Look what released… TODAY!!! I couldn’t be happier for my friend and fellow author, Tammy Farrell! Book Two of her series, The Dia Chronicles is available NOW!

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THE EMBERS OF LIGHT
The Dia Chronicles Book Two
by Tammy Farrell

Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy
Release Date: January 28th, 2015

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Blurb:
The descendants of the ancient gods think they’ve found peace, but the time has come when new magic and ancient powers will collide… 

Stripped of his Dia powers and left to rot, Malcolm is a prisoner of Valenia—a sentence he finds worse than death. His thoughts of revenge are the only thing keeping him sane, but when he finally manages to escape, Malcolm discovers that living as a mortal is more dangerous than he ever imagined. After stealing from the wrong man, Malcolm becomes a captive once more, only this time his punishment is one that he won’t soon forget. His only hope of survival is Seren, an enigmatic young girl with golden eyes and a malevolence to match his own. 

When he’s led to Mara and Corbin, the two responsible for his fall from grace, their new faction of Dia is in chaos, infiltrated by an ancient power thought to have been banished forever. This only fuels Malcolm’s ruthless ambitions, but he soon realizes that he too is under attack, a pawn in a centuries old game of power and greed. As new battle lines are drawn, Malcolm finds himself in uncharted waters, forced to choose between helping those he’s vowed to destroy or give in to his lingering desire to settle the score. 

Debts will be paid, lives will be lost, and no Dia will ever be the same.

EXCERPT:

By the time the smell of smoke and roasting meat finally reached Malcolm, and his hole in the ground was completely black, he knew the time was drawing near. The sound of laughter and flutes from above stoked the fires of determination within him, while the repetitive drumbeat counted down the minutes.
His mind wandered as he stared sullenly at the walls of black earth. He clutched his mangled hand to his chest, far too weary for anger. He was humiliated. Over and over again he’d been disgraced, robbed, laughed at. The hardest truth to face was that there still might be more degradation to come. He had wanted everything and succeeded at nothing. Hope was now but a whisper in the past, still carried on the winds, but too distant to hear.
Malcolm pressed his head against the soft earth. He had nothing left to lose and nothing left to love. Even his own mother had become an unseen shadow, abandoning him in his time of need. She was useless to him, as she always had been, and he vowed that if she ever showed herself to him again, he would speak any word that might pierce a mother’s soul.
About the Author:

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Tammy Farrell grew up in Orangeville, Ontario Canada where she discovered her love of writing, and all things related to Edgar Allan Poe. She now lives with her husband and six fur babies in Greenville, South Carolina, where she attempts to learn French when she isn’t busy writing.

Learn more about The Dia Chronicles and Tammy Farrell’s other works at: http://www.TammyFarrell.com

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Author web links:
http://www.TammyFarrell.com
http://www.facebook.com/thediachronicles
@tamzwrite

Make sure you pick up your copy! Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Cover Reveal! Death by Social Suicide

You guys! I have been looking at this amazing cover for a month now, and I have to tell you it is everything I wanted. It is perfect. Since this is my first time tackling New Adult Contemporary Romance I wanted something that really grabbed a hold of my characters and gave you a sense of the feel of the book right a way.

I wanted flirty, and FUN. Most important, I wanted it to capture what it feels like the first time you fall in love. That was the challenge I gave Sotia Lazu, and boy did she meet that challenge!

Without further ado, I give you….

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The color purple is so important in this book… you’ll soon find out why. Here’s the blurb:
The night Brittany Wakefield kissed her best friend, Jaime, she lost everything. Who knew one amazing moment could send him running— spinning a web of deceit and avoidance for two years. Stepping onto campus, she’s ready to win him back, even if it involves pledging a sorority she has no interest in.

Erik Draxton fell hard for Brit the moment she walked into the art room. With vibrant purple hair, music in her veins and a rebellious flair, she’s all he’s ever wanted.

While Jaime shrouds himself in secrets, Brit finds herself longing even more to be a part of his world. Unable to watch the girl of his dreams get tossed to the side, Erik decides to take matters into his own hands. But when Erik crosses a line, Brit feels backed into a corner, and discovering Jaime’s secret leaves her devastated.

With a shattered heart from Jaime, and the risk of losing Erik on the horizon, she knows one thing: navigating the social circles can be a suicide mission.

If this sounds like a book you would like to read, you can add it to your TBR list here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24182820-death-by-social-suicide

Death by Social Suicide will be available on February 13, 2015, just in time for Valentine’s Day ❤

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What’s in a name?

Anyone who follows this blog knows one thing: Kat Daemon is all about Paranormal.

So when I wrote my first New Adult Contemporary Romance that held no magic in it’s pages other than the sparks between true love’s first kiss, well I started scratching my head.

It was pointed out by several agents that I could be one or the other, but not both.

As an indie author I think it is possible do both, after all, I know an author who does this and DOES IT WELL. But I do respect people’s opinions and therefore gave the matter much consideration. Not wanting to have to create a new persona every time I wanted to branch out into a different genre, I found a solution.

For all of my paranormal, horror, supernatural, fantasy, and anything that goes bump in the night, those books will be listed under Kat Daemon. You know her, the chick with the top hat…

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For the first heartbreak, the shattered friendships, hopes, dreams and navigating the real world without a broom, I give you…

Karen Anne.

You can find her brand spanking new Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Anne/771646132928125?fref=nf

and you can also read the blurb and add the book to your TBR list here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24182820-death-by-social-suicide

This is just the beginning, and I’m very excited to share this journey with you. Thanks again for your support, I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. Readers are the reason I write!   XO ❤

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