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♦♦♦Book Tour/Giveaway♦♦♦ Wyrms Of Pasandir by Paul E. Horsman

The Road to Kalbakar
Wyrms of Pasandir Book 1
by Paul E. Horsman
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
190 pages
Seventeen-year-old
Eskandar is the lowest of the low among the crew of the Navy sloop
Tipred. As ship’s boy, he runs messages, gets the dirtiest jobs and
tries to stay out of his betters’ way. It is a dull but safe life,
for the tired old Tipred patrols a shipping lane to nowhere and
nothing ever happens to disturb their peace.
None aboard know Eskandar’s big secret. For he is not alone. In his head
lives the voice of Teodar, who has guided and guarded him all his
life, and who is teaching him magic. Teodar is a mystery; he won’t
say who he is or why he is helping him. Eskandar has stopped asking;
the voice is his only friend, and that is all that matters to him.
Life goes on placidly – until the sea monsters appear. To save himself and
his ship, Eskandar has to use his secret magic and manages to defeat
the monsters. Now his enemies know him and his humdrum life becomes a
maelstrom of action – fighting monsters, desert robbers and even more
fearful enemies.
Will Eskandar’s barely tested powers be enough against an undead
necromancer who wants him killed? And what about those mighty wyrms
in the sky, are they friend or foe? Follow Eskandar’s adventures as
he gathers a strange band of companions in his battle against
terrible enemies in The Road to Kalbakar, Book One of Wyrms of
Pasandir.
Note: This series is the next-generation sequel to Lioness of Kell.
The Pirates of Brisa
Wyrms of Pasandir Book 2
228 pages
When young Eskandar leaves his ship with the tough broomrider girl
Kellani, he has no idea how much his dull life in the navy is about
to change.
Being chased by desert robbers, delving through ancient tombs, fighting
mighty jinn and liberating Kalbakar Keep makes him aware of his past
– and his future.
He is a Wyrmcaller; a person of great magic, a speaker with wyrms, and
the defender of Bodrus the Sleeping God. Quite a change for a
one-handed seventeen-year-old, five-feet-plus ship’s boy.
And that’s not all; an ancient lich lord with an army of mad minions,
aided by the jinn and a bunch of pirates, threaten the Sleeping God’s
safety. As Bodrus’ defender, Eskandar is the one to foil their
plans. But for that he needs an army. An army of kids…
Follow Eskandar and his friends in The Pirates of Brisa, Book 2 of Wyrms of
Pasandir, a grand fantasy adventure in a world of wyrms, steamships,
magic and mayhem!
The Bokkaners of the North
Wyrms of Pasandir Book 3
220 pages
Against all odds, Eskandar and his bunch of ragtag youngsters have managed to
capture a powerful Qoori fourmaster warship, and used her cannons to
blow up the pirate harbor of Brisa. Victory!
But his enemies won’t give the young wyrmcaller time to bask in the
glory of a job well done, and soon the voice of Teodar in his head
summons him north, where new and even more powerful pirates create
havoc on the seas.
Two thousand miles north… that means finding a new base for his army of
kids. Teodar sends them by airship to Smalkand, a deserted cave
system on the coast of their own Pasandir Peaks. On arrival, Eskandar
and his companions discover their new home harbors some
surprises…
Once inside Smalkand Keep, and with his main force in the ships still days
away, Eskandar and his small group find themselves under attack from
Bokkaners and other minions of their ultimate nemesis, the lich lord.
New adventures in the mighty, snowcapped Peaks, at sea, and in the rich
lands of the Hizmyran kingdom await our heroes in ‘The Bokkaners of
the North’, the third book of Wyrms of Pasandir.
Building a Trade Empire
Wyrms of Pasandir Book 4
322 pages
SHAW: A GIRL’S GOAL TO BECOME A WEALTHY MERCHANT
Trade had been Shaw’s life, her dream, her future – until a terrible
fire destroyed her parents and their business. Now the 15-year-old
orphan follows the wyrmcaller, using her mercantile genius to sell
his honestly gained loot and finance his battle against pirates and
jinn.
When Wyrmcaller Eskandar leaves for the north, she gets the chance to
branch out. A large cargo of confiscated foreign goodies brings in
much more gold than she had expected, and with that money she opens
her first trade center.
Armed with her inborn stubbornness and her fire-hardened will to become a
powerful trader, she dives into the business world of the Weal
Nations; battling scheming financiers and protecting the rights of
the people she employs.
Aided by Nate, the only true love in her life, she fights her enemies on
land and at sea, conquering pirate vessels, islands and important
companies on her way to become a rich and powerful High Merchant.
High Merchant
Wyrms of Pasandir Book 5
279 pages
Fifteen-year-old Shaw is already at the head of a fast-growing transnational business.
With the acquisition of the great WyDir airlines company, she became
a power in the lands of the Weal, and now she is ready to expand.
She manages to get an airship concession from the king of Hizmyr, a large
and rich country to the north. This brings her into conflict with the
local guilds, who have a monopoly on all businesses in that kingdom.
The Guilds of Hizmyr are ruthless and go to any length to maintain their
hold over the king. Soon, Shaw finds herself embroiled in a battle
demanding all her grit and ingenuity to win.
Meanwhile the populace, fed up with their poverty, is on the brink of
rebellion. To save her plans, Shaw must not only defeat the guilds,
she must prevent a civil war as well!
Paul E. Horsman is a Dutch and international Fantasy author.
Born in Bussum, a quiet little suburbal village in the Netherlands (1952),
he now lives in Roosendaal, a town near the Belgian border.
After finishing school and doing a stint in the army in tropical Surinam,
he served for thirty years as a Scoutmaster. Professionally, he
earned his bread in various business capacities.
From 1995 to 2012 he was an instructor at a large educational institution
– where he explained to foreigners the wonders of the Dutch language
and customs – until Governmental budget cuts terminated both the
school and his job.
Since then is Horsman a full-time fantasy author.
His first three Dutch books have been trade published in The Netherlands
by Zilverspoor.
His English books and later Dutch books are self-published under the Red
Rune Books label and appear at Amazon and many major on-line
bookstores, both in print and e-book.
His tales are a mixture of high fantasy, mythology and steampunk, and are
characterized by their positive mood. Equality and friendship,
courage and determination, humor and growth form some of the colors
with which Horsman paints his stories. His worlds and their peoples
are diverse and full of adventure. And behind it all there is always
that dusty scent of old death so characteristic of dungeons, and the
smell of dragons, kobolds or other denizens of other worlds.
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♦♦♦Book Tour / Giveaway♦♦♦ Out Of Sync by Cyhnna Laird

Out of Sync
by Chynna Laird
Genre: Adult Suspense, Mystery
Cheyenne McCarthy has two fears: Our sensory rich world and the man who killed
her husband. Cheyenne’s gift helps her catch serial killers. But will
it save her when the man comes for her and her unborn child? And will
the secret he knows about her past be what finally breaks her?

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CHYNNA LAIRD – is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
You’ll find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, she’s authored an
award-winning children’s book (I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on
the go.
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♦♦♦Book Tour / Giveaway♦♦♦ Bears In Love

Mated to the Grizzly
Bears in Love Book 1
by PA Vachon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
143 pages
Ian Jones is a shifter bounty hunter trying to infiltrate a rogue group
of shifters who can’t seem to stop breaking the law. When he meets
his fated mate Lauren he will have to make a heart-wrenching
decision; should he go or should he stay with the one fated just for
him?
Fast paced, heart stopping action and a love for the ages are all
contained in this wonderful story reminiscent of Moxie North.
When I See Her Smile
Bears in Love Book 2
Trevor has known heartache. Abandoned by one woman as a child and recently
deceived by another, he has learned the only person he can count on
is himself. Can Trevor open his heart and learn to trust again?
Rebecca Ann is done with men and their duplicitous nature. Her ex
boyfriend was caught red-handed in the act with Rebecca’s best friend.
Will she ever be able to heal her soul from the deep emotional wounds left by
her callous ex?
When two wounded souls meet, a smile from her is all it takes for the
sparks to fly. Throw in an ex or two on a mission, a clan of
grizzlies that will protect their own to their last breaths, and a
little romance to nurture your soul, and you have one of the greatest
powers on earth… Love.
PA Vachon was born in the Golden State on a cloudy Thursday morning in
January 1975. She is now living in the land of the Pacific Northwest.
The adventures that come to life in her mind are finally traveling to
her fingers and creating a reality of their own on the pages that she
fills with words. The lively voices in her mind have taken control
and she can’t get them out fast enough!
She lives with a couple of cantankerous grizzly bears (aka her loving,
supportive husband and youngest child) and now that her two eldest
bear cubs have migrated from the den (aka married life and adulting)
she has more time to dedicate to her passion and to pour out the
stories that fill both her mind and her heart.
Her hope is that you will continue to find adventure within her books and
love her stories just as much as she loves writing them.
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Twisted End (Sons of Broad 0.7)

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Title: Twisted End
Author: Tara Thomas| Series: Sons of Broad
Page Length: 68 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperback
Publication Date: (February 20, 2018)
Genre: Mystery-Suspense

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Twisted End the conclusion to Janie and Brent story which ended I thought on a good note. The story was fast-paced, and I felt more chemistry between Janie and Brent than in the second book. Twisted End began where Hidden Fate left off. The search is on for Janie. Brent knows who took her, now he must find her before she becomes the next victim.

Twisted End was a novella and not full-length novel. But it does provide entertainment and that is all you could ask for when it comes to a short story.

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From romantic suspense author Tara Thomas comes the explosive first novella, Shattered Fear, in the brand-new romantic suspense Sons of Broad series.

Welcome to the sultry streets of Charleston, where simmering desire and dark danger rule…

First comes desire.
Then comes love.
But Janie and Brent need to stop the man out to ruin them,

Before they can live happily ever after…

 

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Asleep From Day by Margarita Montimore Review & Excerpt Tour!

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Boy meets girl

Girl meets windshield, forgets boy

Girl starts to remember, looks for boy

Uh-oh

Boy might not be real…

 A girl who can’t remember. A book you won’t forget.

From debut author Margarita Montimore.


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About ASLEEP FROM DAY

Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday. 

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important.

One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead.

In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver.

Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost… or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

 

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Praise for ASLEEP FROM DAY

“Simply riveting from start to finish… a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale . . . The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters . . . The dialogue is expertly crafted.” – The BookLife Prize

“There is so much to love about this book. The writing is wonderful… The joy of this book is following all of its twists and turns and going on Astrid’s journey with her as she tries to determine what is real and what isn’t.” — GSMC Book Review

“This book ticked all my boxes: unusual narrative structure, setting as a character, witty banter, and whip-smart writing… I loved it, and I’ll be thinking about it for a long time.”

Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

“Every part of this book was confidently crafted to create this dreamy, charismatic experience of being utterly submerged in a mystery and desperately seeking truth.”

Michelle Hazen, author of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

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Excerpt:

Outside a pizza place is a pay phone. Who else can I call? Hand on receiver, before I can decide, the phone rings. I pull back, like I’ve been burned.

Briiiiiing!!! Briiiiiing!!!

 There’s absolutely nobody around, no one who might be waiting for a call.

Briiiiiing!!!

“Hello?” Why am I answering the phone? It’s not like—

“Astrid?”

If déjà vu is a feather down the spine, this sensation is a razor.

I must have misheard.

“Astrid, are you there?” The same male voice from my dream, the static now on my end in the form of the noisy downpour.

“Who is this?” I ask. “How did you know I would answer the phone?”

Before he replies, tranquility trickles into my veins like one of those lovely drugs pumped into me at the hospital. Of course. There’s no need to worry about any of it. This is just another dream.

“You’ll find out who I am soon enough,” he says. “There are more important things you need to deal with first.”

“Sure there are. Like what kind of snack I’ll have when I wake up.”

A pause on his end. “You’re not dreaming, Astrid.”

It stops raining, abruptly.

“The car accident, the fire, your friend’s overdose,” he continues, “All of those are real things.”

Who are you? You’re scaring me.” I look around, expect to see someone lurking in a dark trench coat.

“I’m sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t have called. But I wanted… to reassure you, tell you you’ll get through this. I’ll be able to help you more later on.”

“Do you…” My mouth is parched, my voice hoarse. “Do you go by your middle name?” I clear my throat, hold onto the phone with both hands. “Please tell me your name.”

“You already know my name, Astrid. You just need to remember it. But first, you need to find a place to sleep.”

“You mean a place to wake up. Right here would be perfect.”

He sighs. “Don’t do that. Don’t deny what’s real.”

How am I supposed to tell the difference?

“Astrid, you’re going to be fine. That’s all I wanted to tell you. We’ll speak again soon.”

The line goes dead.

 

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Author Bio:

Margarita Montimore received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She has blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and XOJane.com. When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in a different part of the Northeast with her husband and dog.

Margarita writes upmarket/literary fiction that tends to be left of center and flirt with multiple genres. While she loves all things dark, strange, and surreal, she’s also optimistic—verging on quixotic—and a pop culture geek, so her work tends to incorporate all those elements to varying degrees.

Connect with Margarita: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Newsletter

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