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Blood-Vengeance

Blood Vengeance by Michael Schutz-Ryan – Presentation

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Details:
Blood Vengeance Michael Schutz-Ryan 
Permuted Press (January 20 th , 2015) 
288 Pages 
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61868-117-433-2

Synopsis:

Sick of being bullied, seventeen-year-old Brennan Cooper packs up for San Francisco to start over. But before he can settle into his new home, Bren is drawn to the abandoned apartment downstairs. In its shabby rooms, he sees the grey and rotting ghosts of murdered girls claw each other in sick imitation of their deaths.

With his wild new friends, Brennan explores the seedy streets of the city. But the laughter and screams downstairs continue to terrify and entrance him. After meeting Tara, his dream girl, he convinces her to explore the downstairs apartment with him. There they encounter not only the murdered victims, but the raging spirit of the girls’ dead killer.

Bren and Tara’s ghost-hunt soon becomes a manhunt as they trace the history of the “San Francisco Ripper.” But retaliation for their meddling is quick and brutal. Now time is running out, not just for Brennan and his friends, but for the spirits of the girls trapped for all these years with their murderer.

Author Bio:

Michael Schutz-Ryan was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He attended the UW-Stevens Point and graduated with an English degree from the Madison campus. A lifelong diet of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King whet his appetite for the macabre. A lover of all things horror, he plumbs the depths of Netflix in search of scary movies. Blood Vengeance is his debut novel. His short fiction has been featured in the anthologies Ugly Babies, Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, and Beyond the Nightlight. He lives in northern California with his husband and the enduring spirit of their cat, Catie.
Link: http://www.michaelschutzryan.com

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Book Release Blitz: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani

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The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani

Book description:  
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…
When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.
But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma's family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?
Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him. And undo the curse that torments her family—before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier's apprentice…

 

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About The Author

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking her dog, traveling, and spending time with her family. Represented by Serendipity Literary.

 

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Book Promo: Red and Wolfe by Ella James

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Book description (via Goodreads):
When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her - for a tatted-up hottie with a dick - so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him - and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of "W."

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.

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Book Tour: The Taming by Atticus Krum – Book Promo

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Title: The Taming
Author: Atticus Krum
Genre: Middle Grade
Synopsis:
When a mysterious Creature appears just beyond the Hollow bearing a shiny object, it is urgent news for those living within the Refuge, especially the Council of the Glade. However, for a young shrew named Thutter, and his three friends, it becomes the occasion for an ill-advised adventure. As it is, to leave the Glade is to break the ancient Code and to surrender the protection of the unseen Elders, Rulers of the Refuge.
All the same, the four critters begin their quest with a common goal: to see a real, live Solkreat up close. As they near the strange, two-legged Animal, however, one of the travelers reveals an altogether different agenda. He wants the magic hogseye, the “hero-maker” which dangles from the Creature’s neck. According to legend, young Thutter is the only one who can steal it for him.
But the tiny adventurer isn’t the only one coveting the enchanted object. The Beastmonger, a powerful and wicked slitherer, will stop at nothing to get it, even murder. Fortunately, the Elders know this, and they too have a plan for young Thutter.

For Their plan to succeed, however, the tiny shrew must believe in Them, learning to listen for Their Voice. Otherwise, in the face of great betrayal and tragic death, the tiny shrew will lose all hope. He will fail to protect his family and the Glade from grave danger. More so, he will fail to discover his all-important role in the ancient conflict between Light and Darkness.
 
 
Author Bio
A DIFFICULT CHILDHOOD
Atticus Krum was born into a very loving family. However, he would face many difficulties as a child. His father would die in prison after being persecuted for his faith, forcing his mother to take her son and flee their homeland. Atticus would be orphaned by age 8.
A challenging childhood, it was a beginning that was anything but normal.

 

A CURIOUS CALLING
Nevertheless, it wasn’t until he turned 13 that Atticus began to realize just how abnormal the rest of his life would be, for that was when he realized he could do something that few others in this world could do.
Now to most, the ability to sense the presence of a great tale residing within another would be highly treasured. But to Atticus, this rather unique gift—known as fabulating—simply stood in the way of his future. Since the day he witnessed his father’s arrest, picking up the old man’s clerical mantle was the only thing that young Atticus dreamed of.
But the boy would eventually remember the many tales his parents had shared with him—tales of the Legendarium. He had heard of the ancient fabulators—those who had given their lives to gathering, chronicling, and securing these special stories. Now, this was his calling. And like the fabulators before him, his life was sure to become that of a story-finder.
Of course, the tales of the Legendarium are in no way his stories, and yet in every way they are his stories to tell. They are the accounts of the fantastic, the unexplained, and the curiously delightful. They are the tales of the vitae essentia (essence of life). They are the stories of an amazingly wonderful Magic.
Some call them myths; others call them fantasies or fairy tales. But to those who can see the Magic behind them, they are nothing less than a source of faith, hope and love.
Atticus never intended on becoming a writer; he eventually came to realize, however, that Magic’s stories were meant to be shared. And so now he spends most of his time putting pen to paper to prepare the tales he’s collected for publishing.

 

NOWADAYS
When not writing, Atticus enjoys reading a good book, studying something from his vast map collection, or playing one of his many unique instruments such as the fluba, the trongos, or the clackamore.
Today, Atticus resides on a small farm in the Midwest with Albi, his albino ferret. He is visited occasionally by his good friend Fr. Tuck (not the one of Knottingham lore, of course) and travels only when absolutely necessary.
Atticus does not care to be photographed and almost never smiles. What’s more, he dresses exclusively in black.  Of course, he says that the latter is for simplicity sake, but those who know him are certain that he is just color blind.
To learn more about Atticus, please visit his website: www.atticuskrum.com.

 

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Author Website:   www.atticuskrum.com
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Book Promo: A Brief Eternity by Paul Beaumont

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Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Dangerous Little Books (25 Oct 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908675217
ISBN-13: 978-1908675217
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm

Book description (via Amazon.co.uk)
One glorious spring day in London, Jesus Christ rudely interrupts the morning rush hour by returning to Earth. The Second Coming has begun and Jerry, hitherto oblivious to Jesus and all of his friends, finds himself transported to Heaven to live a new life in Paradise. And that's when his troubles really begin... Witty, provocative, subversive and surprising, A Brief Eternity examines mankind's fondest wishes for love, redemption, happiness, immortality and, paradoxically, for death. Along the way it provides answers to the most important questions about the afterlife: what's the food like; who cleans the toilets; and how will the Islamic suicide bombers react when they realise they're all condemned to Hell, forever? A Brief Eternity is best read soon, while there's still time. Just in case...

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About the author (via Amazon.co.uk):

“How can you be so sure?”
It’s a question I’ve been asked often by Christian friends. Their tone varies; sometimes they are anxious for me, sometimes they’re just cross, but the basis of their challenge is always the same: “How do you know that Jesus isn’t alive?”
“That’s easy,” I reply. “I know Jesus is no longer alive because I’ve met him!”
It takes a while for the paradox to sink in.
I was first introduced to the Saviour of the World as a thoughtful sixteen year old, keen to find purpose and meaning in my young life. I repented of my sins, asked Jesus to forgive me, invited him into my heart and gave my life to him. It was wonderful: those first few months of my Christian life were lived on an emotional high; I got a huge buzz from believing I was communicating with the Creator of the Universe – who wouldn’t? – and from the friendships I made in the evangelical church that I started to attend.
My Christian life went from strength to strength: at university I became President of the Christian Union and, after graduating, married a wonderful Christian woman from a large, city-centre church where we settled down, ran the youth group, and had a family.
I was surrounded by people who, like me, knew and loved Jesus. Except that there was a problem. In spite of all my praying, reading the Bible, listening to sermons, worshiping and dedicating my life to Jesus, the Son of God remained resolutely silent. More than silent. He was absent. Always.
I tried hard to blame myself and sometimes I succeeded: I was not sufficiently spiritual; I was in love with the world; I was trying to do it all myself rather than let God have control. These are among the many excuses Christians make for God not delivering on his promise: it’s always the fault of the followers, not the leader.
Gradually, though, I began to realise I was not the only one who was struggling to get to grips with God. I remember one day in church thinking that I could write a book on evangelical Christianity exposing the fact that although everybody claimed to personally know Jesus, they were, in reality, all involved in an elaborate game of Let’s Pretend. I didn’t write that book, but I have written another one…
Eventually my faith became terminally ill, starving to death as a result of the lack of evidence that would have been necessary to sustain it until, after one final attempt at resurrection, it passed into the night. I had been a Christian for a quarter of a century and yet in all that time I can honestly say that I had had no experience that could be unequivocally, or even remotely, attributed to God. Neither had my wife, nor any members of my family, nor my Christian friends, nor had any Christians that I had ever met.
I found that living life as a Christian was often a baffling experience, not least because so little attention is given to the really big question of where everyone is heading: Heaven… or Hell. Of course, Christians do talk and preach salvation from Hell and the promise of Heaven, but that’s pretty much it. No-one seems quite sure if Heaven will be a physical place where people will eat and drink and, therefore, presumably take a shit from time to time, or if it’s ethereal and spiritual and much less – what’s the word? – real. And, if Heaven was a place of no pain or suffering, how would you cope with knowing that loved ones of yours were in Hell? Surely, those thoughts would cause you pain, wouldn’t they?
As for life in Hell, what would that really be like? You’d expect that all those believers from other religions would realise their mistake straight away when the evidence of their surroundings overwhelmed them, wouldn’t you? But perhaps not. Since when did religious belief have anything much to do with facts?
I worried about this stuff. I worried about what Mohammed would say to the fundamentalist suicide bomber who, having gathered himself, found himself with the Prophet in Hell. “Sorry” might not quite cut it!
A Brief Eternity is a book born from such musings, and others more serious. It is intended to provoke thought and to entertain – two worthy and noble aims! It was not written to be gratuitously offensive, although I suspect some may find it so. But what is more offensive: a good-humoured parody, or the God whose portrait the Bible draws with more violence, hatred and malice than my humble pen could ever manage?
I sometimes get asked if I regret losing my faith. I don’t, although I do miss those deeply moving hymns. I’m sorry, too, that I won’t ever be able to stand in front of the Judgement Throne of God Almighty. To be able to argue my case against God himself would have been a lot of fun so, instead of doing it in reality, I’ve played with it in my story. It’s up to the reader to decide who wins…
It is possible, naturally, that I am wrong about all this and that after my death Jesus will be there to condemn me to an eternity of torment. I doubt it though: the last time we met, I noticed that our Lord was dead. Completely dead. And there’s no coming back from that, is there?
Is there?

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