Destiny by Andrea Burginsky

Destiny is live!

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I’m very excited to announce the release of Destiny!

 

Destiny

Constantly teased and taunted by the popular girls, Elena Baxter desperately wants to fit in. On her sweet sixteenth, she receives two shocking gifts: telekinesis and the surprising truth about her heritage. With high hopes that things will be different now, Elena returns to school to find that nothing has changed. Only this time her hurt feelings and frustration boil into something even she cannot understand.

When her powers explode, chaos ensues and she learns that her new ability is greater than she ever desired. As she learns to control her powers, Elena discovers there’s so much more to her heritage than she ever imagined.

Excerpt:

As Elena bounded back up the stairs, her mom watched, smiling, thinking about the last 16 years, and of all this next one would bring.  She knew there would be a lot of changes, more so than Elena could possibly know, and she was looking forward to every one of them.  She could hardly wait for Isabel’s arrival the next day so they could finally tell Elena the truth about who she was, and help her to blossom and start to become whom she was meant to be.

Now available on Amazon Kindle!

Join me at the Facebook Launch Party at 6pm CT!

Follow along the Destiny release blog tour:

Emerald Barnes
9/16/2013
Interview

Wayne Murphy
9/17/2013
Excerpt

A.R. Silverberry
9/18/2013
Interview

Tammy Hall
9/19/2013
Review/Promo

Sharon Martin
9/20/2013
Promo

Laurie Jenkins
9/21/2013
Author Spotlight/Character Interview

Vincent Morrone
9/22/2013
Guest Post

JLB Creatives Blog
9/23/2013
Interview

Sheenah Freitas
9/24/2013
Guest Post

James DiBenedetto
9/25/2013
Guest Post

Sheila Deeth
9/26/2013
Guest Post

Lisa Day
9/27/2013
Author Spotlight

Alexia Boesen
9/28/2013
Review

Bonnie Trachtenberg
9/29/2013
Guest Post

 

Thank you so much for being a part of my celebration!

I wish you all the luck, Andrea.

Kind Wishes,

Adrianne Woods

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Heaven and Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

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Heaven and Hellsbane

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Hellsbane Series,

Book Two
Paige Cuccaro
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Ebook ISBN 978-1-62266-887-8
Print ISBN 978-1-62266-888-5
ASIN: B00BFQANJG
Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 97,000
Cover Artist: Karen Phillips

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Book Description:

Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.

But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.

Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants.

It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.

Paige Cuccaro

About the Author:

Writing was never a foregone conclusion for me. I once had dreams of being a psychologist, a pediatrician, a school teacher, a photojournalist, a bartender, and/or an EMT. And then I met my husband and my world came into focus. Being wife and mother are my highest priorities and greatest joy. But escaping to the fanciful, sexy worlds twirling through my mind is an absolute necessity. Putting those worlds, and the cornucopia of characters that people them, on paper is just plain fun.

Paige lives in Ohio, with her husband, and three daughters. When she’s not writing she can be found doing the mom thing with a book in one hand and a notepad and pen in the other. Ideas come without warning and the best way to stimulate your imagination is to enjoy the imagination of someone else.

http://www.facebook.com/PaigeCuccaro

https://twitter.com/PaigeCuccaro

http://www.goodreads.com/PaigeCuccaro

www.paigecuccaro.com

http://beingpaige.blogspot.com/

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As the author of Hellsbane, I know all there is to know about Eli, as well as a few details he’d like me to forget. But I want you to get to know him the way I do. So he agreed to sit down with me and answer a few questions in honor of the romantic time of year.

Paige:  Let’s start with and introduction. You’re Eli, right?
Eli: Elizal, actually. My Emma Jane calls me Eli…as does her…boyfriend, Daniel. Emma Jane seems to enjoy thumbing her nose at formality and any semblance of authority or proper decorum.

Paige: Does that bother you?
Eli: …From Emma Jane? No.

Paige: And from Daniel?
Eli: (no answer given)

Paige: Okay… moving on.  Now, you’re not a typical angel, are you?
Eli: No. I am a magister—a seraph who has sacrificed a measure of my purity to aid illorum in their battles against the Fallen and their demon minions.

Paige: And an illorum is…?
Eli: A half-human, half-angel chosen to be a warrior of God.

Paige: And Emma Jane, she’s an illorum? And you’re her magister—her trainer—teacher—confidant?
Eli: Correct.

Paige: Anything more? *wink-wink-nudge-nudge*
Eli: I don’t know what you mean.

Paige: C’mon, Elizal. The readers want to know…just how close does a magister and his illorum get? From what I understand you spend a lot of time together, facing life and death situations, sharing your most vulnerable moments with each other…that’s gotta have some effect on the two of you—bring you closer.
Eli: Emma Jane and I are close—yes. I am her teacher, her guide—nothing more. It is forbidden.

Paige: Ooo…forbidden love? That’s the best kind!
Eli: I said nothing about love.

Paige: Oh. So…you don’t love her?
Eli: Of course I love her… As I love all illorum.

Paige: But Emma Jane’s special, right? I mean, that’s what I’ve heard.
Eli: I don’t know what you mean.

Paige: According to my sources the, two of you were called in front of the Council of Seven (Seven archangels acting as a kind of Supreme Court for angelic affairs) because you’d crossed a line with Emma and they were worried your feelings for each other were growing too strong. Is that true?
Eli: I care about, Emma Jane. I will not stand by and watch her needlessly come to harm.

Paige: Whoa. Relax. No need to pound the table. You okay?
Eli: I’m fine. My apologies. Continue.

Paige: Okay. No problem. Now, you said you won’t let her come to harm. Does that mean breaking the rules? What if it’s a matter of life and death?

Eli: Emma Jane has shown me that there is a blurry line between stretching the rules and breaking them. Often it’s simply a matter of perspective. I will do what I can to protect her.

Paige: Because you love her?
Eli: Because I can.

Paige: And what if protecting her meant breaking the rules? What if her life depended on you smashing all the rules to bits? Would you?
Eli: Emma Jane is more than capable of taking care of herself. The question is moot.

Paige: Okay. Well what if something happened that Emma Jane couldn’t handle, or was out of her control? What if the Council tried to separate the two of you? What if it meant you’d never see her again?
Eli: This line of questioning is pointless.

Paige: Wait. Where are you going? Don’t be so defensive. It’s just a simple hypothetical question.
*Note to reader: The angel has stopped at the door, but still hasn’t turned back to me. We’ll see if he has the guts to answer…

Paige: Would you break the rules for Emma Jane? Would you go against the angels, against the Council of Seven, against God…for her? Is there anything you wouldn’t do for Emma Jane, Elizal?
Eli: No.

Paige: Ha,ha…okay! (picture me smiling ear to ear.) That was somethin’ else. Elizal just slammed the door hard enough behind him he almost broke the hinges. At least we got our answer. Turns out angels aren’t that much different than the rest of us. Love has a way of sneaking up and smacking us all stupid. Let’s hope Elizal can handle the consequences of his obvious affection for Emma Jane.

If Elizal falls for Emma Jane, he could actually Fall…and become the very thing she was born to hunt.

Further dates for Heaven and Hellsbane
September 16 Character Interview
Adrienne Woods books
September 17 Interview (review)
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life http://paranormalromancefanforlife.blogspot.com/
September 17 Spotlight
Share My Destiny
September 18 Interview
Butterfly-o-Meter Books
September 18 Spotlight (review)
Faerie Tale Books
September 19 Interview
Lunar Haven Reviews & Designs
September 19 review
Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books
September 20 Spotlight (review)
Nicky Peacock Author
September 20 Spotlight
Let’s Start Saving Now –
Book Worm & More,
September 23 Interview
Victoria’s Gossip
September 23 Spotlight (review)
Penny For Them
Tour Wide Giveaway (The Rafflecode and image of the giveaway will be listed under Give Aways)
The grand a $50 Amazon gift card a print copy of each of the first two books (Hellsbane (book1) Heaven and Hellsbane (book2) )and an electronic copy of the prequel Commencement.
Second prize a print copy of each of the first two books and a Hellsbane Ouija board. (I’ll attach a photo)
Third prize electronic copy of the first two books and the prequel.

Need to participate, here is the link or go to Giveaways and enter through there.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/MWNiNTU0OTUyMGNlZDFiOGJmOTc5ZmExZmRmZDJmOjEzOA==/

Paige, awesome Interview and I wish you all the success with Heaven and Hellsbane.

Kind Wishes,
Adrienne Woods

The House by Sebastiana Randone

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The House
Sebastiana Randone

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Genre: Adult fairy tale, regency romance, past-life romance, paranormal/fantasy, time-travel
ISBN:   978-1-4836-1371-0
ASIN:  B00DAMPQ8Q
Number of pages: 148
Word Count: 50,000

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The House is the tale of a woman, who is so absorbed with historical novels   that her own reality ceases to offer any hope of romance and beauty.

One day this dreamy idealist finds herself in a mysterious forest. How she arrived there is unknown. She encounters a ramshackle house, wherein magical rooms that transport to parallel worlds lay in wait.  She is transported to historical England, where she interacts with a collection of character’s whose dysfunctional lives become apparent immediately.

The first tribulation involves a nefarious lord, an archetypal embodiment of the monstrous creatures that often haunt fairy tales. The ramification of this confrontation sets the tone for the narrative.

Before long, the folly of disdaining her mundane reality is realized, and she desires desperately to return to her former predictable life.

A hidden portal finally enables escape from the austere Georgian dwelling. She is spirited back to the enigmatic house, where a journey to Regency London ensues. A large cast of eccentric identities present themselves.

One day a handsome, despondent poet arrives, following a period in Florence. His introduction to the time traveler offers promise of restoration and love. But upon the face of it, and much to his chagrin, this union cannot be consummated. There are a few more obstacles ahead before her destiny in this strange adventure is made apparent. In the end a past life connection starts to reveal itself.  And like all good fairy tales, the ending is pleasing, even though the means of getting there are dark and at times, sinister.

Buy it here       Amazon     Kobo

 Sebastiana Randone

About the Author:

Sebastiana Randone lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is from a dance background.
From an early age, Sebastiana developed a passion for reading, and from that moment has never been without a book.
The desire to write ‘one day’ had been pursuing for a long while. Finally that goal was realized with the debut release of “The House”; an adult fairy tale set in the Regency era.
Sebastiana is presently writing her second book; a paranormal romance novel based in New York late 1980’s.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7030435.Sebastiana_Randone
https://www.facebook.com/sebastiana.randone/about

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I loved the Structure of this novel. It had a good story line with well developed characters. The only thing that I struggled with was the speech, or should I say writing style.
Sebastiana is really good when it come to use highly English words, She has the gift to write History novels, she could be a second Jane Austen, that type of writer. The only problem is, I’m not a fan of those type of novels because of their writing styles. It’s a type of style that makes it hard for me to understand what they are talking about most of the times. It was the only thing that I struggled to connect with.
The jumping through different times were done really good. I were never lost or didn’t know where I was. I loved how every person she met actually fitted into her life. I think people that loves history novels, time traveling. with a dash of romance, will love The House.
The only category that I didn’t feel was the Fairy tale. I didn’t experience any Fairy tale of this book.
I rate the house a four. I liked it.
Good luck with The House Sebastiana.
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The House tour dates.
September 16 review
Adrienne Woods books and reviews: To read or not To read
September 17 Spotlight
Let’s Start Saving Now –
Book Worm & More,
September 19 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
September 20 review
Silver Lining
September 23 Guest blog and review
trips down imagination road
September 24 Spotlight
Mommasez…blog
September 25 Guest blog
Cloey’s Book Reviews and Other Stuff
September 26 Interview
Reading In Twilight
September 27 guest blog
Rose & Beps Blog –
September 30 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair.

Kind Wishes,

Adrienne Woods