Friday, September 15, 2017

Lock and load your e-reader with 22 kick-ass HEROINES & HELLIONS...boxed set only 99c! #preorder

IT'S OFFICIAL!!!

My newest novel TAKIN' IT BACK will be released in the Heroines & Hellions Boxed set in March 2018!!! Here's a peep at the cover...
TAKIN' IT BACK
by Ash Krafton

Think there's nothing worse than becoming like your mother?
Try being possessed by her spirit.

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. She’d rather be the store’s new Acquisitioner but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

That’s when a spirit trapped inside the amulet possesses her, instead. Demonic powers are handy on a door-knock or when facing down one’s nemesis, but mages can’t use the demonic ley without becoming tainted. Worse yet, the spirit may be Aerie's difficult, dead-beat, long-gone mother.

The possession will destroy Aerie if she doesn’t get the amulet off—but the only person who can do that is the guy she repo’d it from. Mr. Probable Ulterior Motive believes if she finds some crummy old book she’d lost years ago, she may discover the spirit’s true identity and prevent its damnation. Aerie must entrust her fate to a complete stranger or let the demon get what it wants—and it wants Pop dead.

Gonna be one Hell of a family reunion...

You can PREORDER my latest novel NOW...and get 21 other kick-ass urban fantasy books with it!!!

That's because this new story is making its debut with the boxed set...
Heroines & Hellions: An Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Collection!

NO DAMSELS ALLOWED!
22 Kickass Heroines...
22 Exclusive, Full-length Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels...
0 Damsels in Distress.

Do you like your leading ladies to save the day…or raze it?

No matter which you prefer, this set is brimming with 22 magical stories (many BRAND NEW) told by some of the leading voices of urban fantasy and fantasy in the industry, including several New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!

If you want strong female leads who strike back against the captivating worlds of vampires, elementals, fiends, and paranormal monsters, then you’re ready to charge into the adventures of HEROINES & HELLIONS, a pure Urban Fantasy/Fantasy collection!

Grab your stake, silver bullets, and your limited edition copy of HEROINES & HELLIONS today!
PREORDER NOW FOR ONLY 99 cents!


www.heroinesandhellions.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer vacation? Me? Bah.

Last month, my husband and I had a conversation regarding my recent workload. I'd just helped to launch the SPELLBOUND boxed set after five long months of intense effort.

"Think you're ready for a break?" he asked.

"Sure am!" was my immediate reply. And really, I was ready for a break. Any working writer--heck, any working anyone--will agree that all work and no play (no sleep/no rest) makes for a cranky kid.

So no one was more surprised than I was when I said..."Surprise! I'm not taking a break."

In fact, I'm taking the opposite of a break. I decided that it would be a good idea if I got back to work on releasing ANOTHER BOXED SET.

With a book I haven't written yet.

So...all the same work plus create a novel before mid-October.

Am I crazy? It's a possibility. But my crazy has always been what I like most about myself. My crazy brought about every other book I'd released. So, crazy isn't a bad thing, necessarily.

Am I driven? You bet! I've been percolating this story for YEARS. It's opening pages won a first place prize in a novel writing contest first in 2009, then again in 2012 (when it was judged by Hank Phillippi Ryan herself!) I pulled it out and got its bones lined up a few years ago at a Modern Baseball concert (because apparently I thought pop punk and writing went well together). I've loved this story for a long time. I can't wait to finally meet it!

Am I setting a lofty goal? Heck YES. This is, by far, the biggest challenge I've ever given myself. I usually spend a year or more on a book (which is why I usually have more than one project going at all times.) With this project, I have to put aside the novel I was working on as well as an accompanying shortish story, both in The Demon Whisperer series, to focus solely on TAKIN' IT BACK. I've never had a one-track mind.

Am I scared? A little, but in a good way. I can't fail. Contract signed. Twenty other authors counting on me to do my share, and a few who already know I can bust my hump to do my share well.

So, I guess a question...are you with me?

I hope you are. :) Send me your good thoughts and supportive karma because...vacation's over. The Summer Writing Challenge has begun.

PS Any writer who are interested in doing Twitter-based  writing sprints, hmu at @Ashkrafton. I remember the summer a group of us did #fastdraft and can really use the team support again!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Come Hell or High Heels...New Release in The Demon Whisperer Series

Simon Alliant will find his abducted partner, come Hell or high heels. He just doesn't realize he's in for a bit of both. The newest book in The Demon Whisperer series and follow-up to CHARM CITY...






Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned-especially the woman scorned by the King of Hell himself.

Chiara has been abducted by her own mother: an Enochian defector who has taken up arms against the Light. Luminea will use Chiara to ensure the future of her empire and to burn away her painful past with the man who'd stolen everything from her, so long ago.


Unknowingly, that's exactly the guy to who Simon turns for help. He makes the ultimate deal with Chiara's father to get her back...but he'll have the Devil to pay.





Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Spell is Cast! SPELLBOUND Boxed Set Release Day #amreading

Spellbound: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection

In stores today!


Ready to stack up your summer reading list? The SPELLBOUND boxed set is here...and it will keep you reading, world after world after world!


The Spellbound Boxed Set is a compilation of 20+ Full-Length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads!

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!


Download and start reading now for only 99 cents!

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo



Monday, March 27, 2017

SPELLBOUND Blog Tour April 3 to May 1! #giveaway #UF #PNR #YA #amreading

Spellbound: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection

Touring with the Bewitching crowd April 3- May 1!


Ready to stack up your summer reading list? The SPELLBOUND boxed set is coming...and it will keep you reading, world after world after world!


The Spellbound Boxed Set is a compilation of 20+ Full-Length Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads!

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!


Pre order now for only 99 cents!

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo



Tour Schedule

April 3
Mello June

April 3
Review!
Storyteller-skgregory

April 3
Ramblings of a Book Nerd


April 4
Book Boyfriends and Booze

April 4
The Authors Blog 

April 5
Interview with Nicole Zoltack
Literary Musings

April 5
Jeni's Bookshelf, Reviews, Swag, and More!
5 STAR REVIEW!

April 5
Just Another Bookaholic

April 7
Book Lover Promo 

April 7
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews

April 10
Guest Post by Ash Krafton
The Indigo Quill  

April 10
Whiskey With My Book

April 11
Books, Coffee, and Crafts News

April 11
Share My Destiny

April 12
For Love of Books4        

April 12
Reading Renee 

 April 13
Amidst the Pages
https://muggleboooks.wordpress.com

April 13
Butterfly-o-Meter Books

April 14
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!

April 17
Author's Secrets

April 17
Books and Tales

April 18
Supernatural Central

April 18
Books N Pearls

April 19
Review!
I Smell Sheep

April 19
Read day and night

April 20
Ammie's Book Obsession           
http://ammiesbookobsession.blogspot.in         

April 20
Review!
Romance Authors That Rock

April 21
Books,Dreams,Life

April 21
Lisa's Loves(Books of Course)

April 24
Lisa’s World of Books

April 24
Sarah Fairbairn

April 25
The Book Junkie Reads 
http://mileythebookjunkie.blogspot.com/

April 26
Silver Dagger Scriptorium

April 26
Illuminite Caliginosus

April 27
Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog

April 27
Fanatical Paranormal Romantical

April 28
Interview with Gaja J. Kos
Infinite House of Books

April 28
Sapphyria's Book Reviews

May 1
T's Stuff

May 1
Interview with S. McPherson
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

May 1
Guest Post by Ash Krafton
Fang-tastic Books 







Preorder now for only 99 cents!

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo



~*~*~*~*~

Giveaway#1
$100 gift card

What kind of magic will you make with this prize?
Enter the $100 giveaway

~*~*~*~*~

Giveaway #2
Reader Rewards!


Order your copy of SPELLBOUND on your favorite retailer.

Email a screenshot of your receipt to spellboundpreorder@gmail.com

Now you're getting 30 BOOKS for 99 cents!

It's okay to say it...MIND BLOWN :)


~*~*~*~*~


Giveaway #3 (to infinity)

Daily giveaways at the ongoing FB party!
Join here to see what's up for grabs today:
SPELLBOUND Pre-Release FB Party!

~*~*~*~*~

NEW GIVEAWAY JUST ADDED!


Visit and "like" our FB page:
Enter the Rafflecopter to win $80
ENTER HERE:   a Rafflecopter giveaway

~*~*~*~*~

PREORDER NOW...before it disappears!
only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo


~*~*~*~*~

Surrender to the spell...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SPELLBOUND boxed set #author Gaja J. Kos #spotlight #giveaway & #excerpt!


Here's another spotlight on one of the SPELLBOUND authors.
Don't miss out on the $100 giveaway at the bottom of the post!
Enjoy...

Be SPELLBOUND by 20 full-length urban fantasy and paranormal romance reads.

Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Spellbound 3D

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Secure your Limited Edition copy with one click today, and for a special treat, enjoy this sample excerpt from one of the authors in SPELLBOUND.



THE FOX, by Gaja K. Kos and Boris Kos


The Fox by Gaja J. Kos & Boris KosMaer Lakrius feels content and secure in his role of a second-born child in the royal household until the battlefield of Vanas rips his reality apart.

Helpless to prevent his older brother's death, Maer returns to the kingdom defeated, and must face not only the weight of his loss, but the burden of becoming Emberya's Crown Prince. A burden, made even worse by the changes in the world Maer believes only he can see.

Unknowingly, the young prince's fate becomes entwined with that of a woman—an 18-year-old mercenary with a past she would rather forget, and struggles eerily similar to Maer's own.

But with the continent and their different lives lying between them, will the Winds succeed in bringing the two individuals together or will the ethereal, dark tendrils of the world destroy them first?

Enjoy this excerpt...


There was nothing but the light wind weaving through the branches far above his head. The heat and humidity covered him like a blanket, the bitter fact that he would pass out in this very spot, his limp body waiting for the trainers to rescue him, since he was too stubborn to sound the horn just yet, transforming from fear into something that was almost tempting.

As if acting on some odd impulse, the prince closed his eyes and drifted into a half-dazed sleep.

A different kind of rustle than that of the steady breeze caught his attention.

Maer’s eyes shot open, quickly regaining their focus.

Without dwelling on how much time he had lost, the prince gripped the bow, his finger already on the lever that would spring the mechanism to life. He leveled the weapon at the sound, his breaths perfectly silent as he aimed, and willed the last remnants of predatory sharpness into his mind.

Bushes swayed on the right edge of the clearing opposite where Maer sat, slumped against the tree. The prince exhaled, his eye aligned with the straight line his arrow formed as it waited to be released. Blood pumped in his veins, an unusual sensation, similar to adrenaline, but not precisely the same, spreading through his body—as if every single nerve suddenly came to life.

A dash of turquoise, reflecting light like the richest of silks, appeared among the greenery, and Maer’s hands trembled as the animal came into view.

About the Author:

Gaja J. Kos is an international bestselling author with the mission to breathe fragments of Slavic lore onto many, many pages of fiction.

Boris Kos is an international bestselling author and stage actor at SMG.

The Kos' reside in Celje, Slovenia, with their two Chinese Crested dogs.

For more visit http://gajajkos.com

Pre-Order SPELLBOUND for Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo


TEN FREE BOOKS when you preorder SPELLBOUND!


And... Enter the $100 gift card giveaway!
Click HERE to enter

Saturday, March 11, 2017

New Release by Christine Karper-Smith: UNCHARTED COURSE #rockstar #romance

I'm so glad to be able to share this next book with you...I first "met" author Christine Karper-Smith over at QueryTracker.net, where we were both deep in the trenches for years. It's a special thing to celebrate a new book release, especially when you've been a part of that book's path to publication. Each of my QT buddies' book releases is a shared celebration for me!

And, hello? Rock star romance? You KNOW I was born to love this story :) Hope you will, too. Enjoy!

Josh Evans: How I Met My Hero
by Chris Karper-Smith

Readers and new writers believe that an author creates their characters out of thin air, somewhere in the right side of their brain. However, they actually meet them as they stroll through the newly written chapters. My characters slowly introduce their selves as I wrote Uncharted Course.

I first met Josh Evans, my male lead character in mid-2010. He was a one-dimensional rock star, who was a flirt, but respected women. He introduced himself to me by way of a memory of when I met a television star while working in radio. The star asked me to lunch, but I had to say no because I had another two hours to my shift.  Following the old rule of write what you know, I got to meet a new literary friend.


The first thing I did to bring him to life was to find out what he looked like. He had to be someone Corrie could love.  He started out as a six-foot, brown haired Brit with green eyes.  However, after a couple of revisions, his eye color changed to blue.  That lasted one edit.  His true eye color came through in the final revision – blue-grey.

He and I agreed that he would have the typical missing h when he spoke. But since he lived in the US, it was a trait that waivered depending on how long it had been since he visited England.

To the new writer, these things sound absurd and remain steadfast that they are the creator of the world in which their characters live, along with those who live there. But it’s when the writer listens to their character, they become someone people want to read about. Listen to how character A speaks to character B. Watch how character B reacts to character A. If the reaction or response isn’t natural or true, then the writer must listen harder to see who needs to change.

If the relationship between the character and writer continues after the final draft, the writer has listened to their them. For example, Josh and my relationship continues. I know what happens after the final sentence. I’ve envisioned it and considering adding it. But part of the art of writing is also knowing when to stop listening to the characters in one book and start paying attention to the characters in the new book.


Josh and Corrie’s story is told by her, as she reminisces about their relationship, in order to write a speech for his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. She discovers nothing she writes can compare to the love songs he wrote for her over their years together. Each attempt fails, so she looks for inspiration outside of his office. Instead of writing, her thoughts take her back through their life together.

British rock legend, Josh Evans, and his group, Evantually, enter her life when they arrive at the radio station where she works as a producer. The hour she spends with them isn’t enough for her after looking into his eyes. She doesn’t hesitate to say yes when he asks her to go out with him that night.
Their relationship endures long-distance, groupies and months apart while his band is on tour, along with the peaks and valleys all couples face. But can these memories lead to a speech worthy of Josh?

Uncharted Course is now available on Amazon


The August day was like any other day Corrie had been called in to work an extra shift at the radio station until British rock legend Josh Evans and his band came in to be interviewed. Her life changes when they go on a date that night, but she doesn't foresee what is ahead of her - exes, groupies, tours, and marriage - all the things she remembers, as she attempts to write a speech for his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SPELLBOUND boxed set #author Joanne Wadsworth #spotlight & #excerpt!

Be SPELLBOUND by 20 full-length urban fantasy and paranormal romance reads.

Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Spellbound 3D


Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Secure your Limited Edition copy with one click today, and for a special treat, enjoy this sample excerpt from one of the authors in SPELLBOUND.



PROTECTOR, by Joanne Wadsworth


Protector by JoanneWadsworth 200x300pixelsTo love and protect…across worlds.

Eighteen-year-old Faith Stryker is prepared to leap out into the unknown world beyond her home shores of New Zealand to experience life. Only she never expected to encounter Magio, a planet with two warring countries, where its people reach adulthood at eighteen by coming into their strength and prophetic abilities. Only after Faith discovers she’s a Halfling—thanks to her warrior father she’s never met—does her own skill of forethought develop.

Peacio’s Prince Davio Loveria is sent to the young Faith Stryker by his grandfather, but not all goes as planned. Davio discovers Faith isn’t just a Halfling, she’s also his soul-bound mate—an intense relationship he cannot, nor will not, give up.

With two wars now waging…one of land and the other of the heart…can the young couple find their place in the world?

Enjoy this excerpt...


Davio leaned over me, all six foot four of him, his warm honey-brown hair falling forward to curl snugly around his neck, and I longed for him, just as I had during my first sighting of him in the classroom.

“Why do I suddenly want you this close?”

“What’s happening is the bond, my mate. It will become difficult for me to keep my distance from you, both physically and emotionally. The same goes for you, unless of course I leave and end this now.”

“You really want to leave?” My heart hitched and I swayed closer. “Is that how this bond works? We find each other and then you leave?”

“No, it never happens that way. Those who are mated are bonded for life if we allow our souls their desire, except that would be the most unwise choice for us to take. You are, quite clearly, neither from my country nor from my world, and as such will have no allegiance to me or my people. I have no wish to join with one who doesn’t wish to join with me in all ways. With that being the case, I will find another when the time is right. As should you,” he added solemnly.

“Hold on.” Did he just say he would be joining with another woman?

I bit my tongue. That was good? I should leave it at that, right?

Jeez, what was wrong with me for questioning that choice?

“I’m sorry. We just met, and you’re right. Go find your, your—” Strangely, I struggled to get the words out and finally gave up. “Well, have yourself a nice long life, and all that.” I patted his chest roughly.

That was better.

The clock ticked and time slowed.

He didn’t move.

“Look at me.” With one finger sliding under my chin, he tipped my gaze to his. “This would never work.”

“I understand. It’s been pretty awful meeting you. I certainly don’t want to be bonded to you for life.” I tried to pull my mind from the soft spot where I’d bedded down, but had no luck. I actually detested the thought of letting go.

Perhaps I’d try physically first. I leaned back, only he moved his hand around to the small of my back and prevented me.

I gripped his arm. “Okay, you were going.”

About the Author:

Joanne Wadsworth is a USA Today Bestselling Author who adores getting lost in the world of romance, no matter what era in time that might be. Hot alpha Highlanders hound her, demanding their stories are told and she’s devoted to ensuring they meet their match, whether that be with a feisty lass from the present or far in the past.

Living on a tiny island at the bottom of the world, she calls New Zealand home. Big-dreamer, hoarder of chocolate, and addicted to juicy watermelons since the age of five, she chases after her four energetic children and has her own hunky hubby on the side.

So come and join in all the fun, because this kiwi girl promises to give you her “Hot-Highlander” oath, to bring you a heart-pounding, sexy adventure from the moment you turn the first page. This is where romance meets fantasy and adventure…

To learn more about Joanne and her works, visit: Website: http://www.joannewadsworth.com

Pre-Order SPELLBOUND for Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SPELLBOUND boxed set #author Alicia Rades #spotlight & #excerpt!

Be SPELLBOUND by 20 full-length urban fantasy and paranormal romance reads.

Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Spellbound 3D

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Secure your Limited Edition copy with one click today, and for a special treat, enjoy this sample excerpt from one of the authors in SPELLBOUND.



FIRE IN FROST, by Alicia Rades


rsz_fireinfrostCRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers there's a much bigger story behind her mother's Halloween-themed shop than she ever realized. Now blessed with the ability to see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead, Crystal must use these tools to save those who have come to her for help.

But that's not an easy task between learning how to use her abilities, trying to hide them, and uncovering the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Add blackmail to the list of things Crystal never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. Will she learn to control her abilities in time, or will the whole school learn of her secret before she's ready to reveal it?

Enjoy this excerpt...


The thought of death crushed my heart, so I kept my eyes down, avoiding gazes so I wouldn’t tear up. I didn’t know Olivia that well, but since we were both on the volleyball team—although she was Varsity when I was on the freshman team—I’d spoken to her a few times.

I blinked back tears as I thought of Olivia’s tragedy. The whole idea of death brought a lump to my throat and resurfaced memories that I thought I’d gotten over. Emma rubbed my back to comfort me because she knew the subject of death was a touchy one.

As I stared at the floor, afraid to look up for fear that tears might start falling, an invisible force—something unknown willing me to look—pulled my chin up. My gaze fell upon the empty hallway to the right of the commons area where students hadn’t yet been released to roam for the day.

In the middle of the hallway stood a tall, beautiful girl with blonde hair and dark brown eyes. She looked at me across the distance, her eyes full of emotion. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what she was trying to say with her expression, except that I knew it was urgent.

As soon as I spotted her, the bell rang, announcing that students could now go to their lockers and prepare for class. The crowd dispersed from the commons into the hallway and blocked my view of the girl. The students hurried down the hall as if they didn’t see her. I kept my eye on where she was standing, but I didn’t see her again.

“Crystal.” Emma’s voice seemed far off, a distant hum in my confusion.

The faintness I felt just moments ago returned. My heart pounded in my ears, and for a second, my knees felt unstable. I gripped the edge of the fundraising table for support.

Emma snapped her fingers in front of my face. “Crystal,” she said again as her voice came back into focus.

I was suddenly whipped back into reality, dazed. “Wh—what?”

“Are you okay?” Emma asked with a tone of serious concern. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

I let the statement sink in for a moment. “Yeah,” I said. But I wasn’t answering her initial question. I was agreeing with her latter statement.

About the Author:

Alicia Rades is an award-winning young adult paranormal author with a love for supernatural stories set in the modern world. When she’s not plotting out fiction novels, she’s running her own professional writing business, plowing her way through her never-ending reading list, or preparing for the backpacking trips she takes every summer. Alicia holds a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis on professional writing. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two cats. Connect with Alicia at aliciaradesauthor.com.

Pre-Order SPELLBOUND for Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Thursday, February 23, 2017

One Day Sale: Eternally Enchanted, The Heartbeat Thief Returns

 Usually, my Victorian fantasy The Heartbeat Thief only goes on sale twice a year.
However, it  got picked up for a huge one-day international promo.
So I decided...why not make it worldwide?


THE HEARTBEAT THIEF

One Day Sale...
February 23, 2017

Only 99c
as low as it goes!

Grab it today at any of these distributors:
Apple store 

"A talented writer can convince a reader that fantasy is real; a gifted author makes it look easy from the opening scene. Such is Krafton's brilliance in The Heartbeat Thief."
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Rachel McClellan

"This is a book that addresses not only the fear of dying, but also the consequences of living. It is beautiful, thought-provoking, heart-ripping, and is so visceral it will stay within your own heartbeats for many years to come."
Michelle S. Willms ★★★★★

"Her writing is sophisticated and tight, just right for the odd but wonderful story she weaves...We have a new heroine of YA spec fic. Welcome to AJ Krafton. Fine writing, this."
Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer, Vine Voice ★★★★★

"...a nice twist to the tired old trope of the vampire... If you are looking for a captivating read that will draw you in and leave you breathless, look no further than The Heartbeat Thief."
Readers' Favorite ★★★★★

"A beautifully enchanting story that will steal your heart one beat at a time."
Cesya MaRae Cuono, author of Elemental Reality (Book One in the Elemental Series)
                
"Krafton not only tells you a story, she makes you experience it with your senses. You can feel the fog moistening your skin as Senza wanders around London. You can smell the city's decay. You can hear the clatter of horses against the cobblestones. And your own heart will anguish along with Senza as she despairs about life--and death--in an era when a woman's beauty guaranteed her a well-matched marriage, even more than her wealth...."

Ronesa Aveela, author of the Mystical Emona series

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SPELLBOUND boxed set #author C.E. Wilson #spotlight & #excerpt!

Be SPELLBOUND by 20 full-length urban fantasy and paranormal romance reads.

Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Spellbound 3D

Readers of all ages will be swept away by this fascinating mix of existing titles and brand new content, full of pages brimming with faeries, witches, vampires, shifters, psychics, Greek gods, angels, demons, and even ghosts!

With over a million words of fiction, this is your one stop shop for urban fantasy, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, shifter romance, vampire romance, elemental magic, time travel, and MORE from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors!

Although some of these reads may be gritty and dark, this is a collection of clean reads that anyone will enjoy!

Secure your Limited Edition copy with one click today, and for a special treat, enjoy this sample excerpt from one of the authors in SPELLBOUND.



THE BOY WITH WORDS, by C.E.Wilson

C.E.Wilson.Boy.With.Words.eBookWhite Frost has only known the darkness.

Everything outside of her closed society is The Unknown – a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few. White’s only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple existence, she’s given an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself.

What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she’s known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?

Enjoy this excerpt...


Blood on the curtains.

I tried to find my footing. “Is he alright?”

Fresh looked over my head and I pounded him hard several times on the chest. Groups of people started to turn in our direction, but I couldn't think about them. All I could think about was the blood on the curtain, and the massive man holding steady as I continued to hit him.

“Is he alright?” I shouted. “Tell me! Is my cousin alright?”

“Calm down.” Fresh wrapped two larger hands around my own and I was no longer able to strike him. “Your cousin... Shade Frost...”

“Yes?”

“As you have heard, there was an attack.” Fresh continued slowly and methodically, almost as though he enjoyed my pain. “We cannot tell for sure what the aggressor was, but it was something that has not been encountered before.” He shook his head. “We are told it is the color of fire and attacked the group as they brought back the body of Ms. Lincoln.”

“The body?” I croaked.

He nodded. “They were trying to bring the woman back for her family's sake. Your cousin was guarding the rear of the group. As I am sure you are aware, the tail-man is the most dangerous and vulnerable position. Being the tail-man is a risk and it is unfortunate your cousin was selected to take that position. It is randomly decided—”

“Is he alive or not?” The words flew from my trembling lips before I had a chance to stop them. I wanted to know, but by humoring Fresh for a little while longer I could pretend what I knew in my heart hadn't actually happened. Ignorance could have kept my hopes alive for a little while longer, but I was a fool and sought answers as quickly as possible. I supposed my thirst for knowledge had finally backfired. “Is he alive or not?” I tried. My voice shook. I already knew.

“I am sorry, Ms. Frost.”

About the Author:

C.E. Wilson is a Secondary English Education graduate from Millersville University of Pennsylvania currently living in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter, chubby beagle and two cats.

C.E. published her first book in 2012 entitled Oath of Servitude and hasn't looked back since. Her favorite genres to tackle are Young and Clean New Adult with a supernatural element... though she generally steers clear of vampires and werewolves. For now.

When C.E. isn't writing or spending time with her family, she enjoys watching Supernatural, reading shoujo manga and shopping for leggings. She enjoys autumn, all things pumpkin, 90s music, and coffee with way too much cream.

Connect with C.E. Wilson at: http://cewilsonauthor.com/

Pre-Order SPELLBOUND for Only $0.99

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo