Cover Reveal: A Superhero for Christmas

If Marvel and Hallmark had a baby, it would be A Superhero For Christmas

A Superhero for Christmas, a holiday superhero romantic comedy by H. L. Burke arrives to save the day November 5th, 2022.

Pre-order now so it hits your E-readers in plenty of time for Christmas.

This cozy Christmas romance takes place in the same world as Burke’s Supervillain Rehabilitation Project, but can be read independently.

A SUPERHERO FOR CHRISTMAS

When superhero, Glint’s, aka Henry Nichols’s, powers go on the fritz after a supervillain attack, he finds himself rethinking his priorities. Years of devotion to public service have left him with little for himself, and with forty swiftly approaching, he finds himself longing for his youth on his grandfather’s farm. An incognito vacation is just what he needs.

Former reporter Lara Landis lost her career and her only long-term relationship all in one humiliating blow. Broke and rudderless, she retreats to her parents’ small town grocery store to try and make one last career rally, but how is she going to get a big scoop living in the middle of nowhere? When a poorly disguised superhero lands in her neighborhood, insisting that he’s just a normal guy, she can’t help but smell a story.

As their chance encounters turn into a begrudging friendship, Lara is surprised to find a caring, sincere human beneath Henry’s press-conference-ready exterior. When the truth comes out, though, her big story could turn into his worst nightmare.

Amazon Pre-Order:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFK45G8K

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62611074-a-superhero-for-christmas

What are early readers saying about A Superhero for Christmas?

Hallmark and Marvel got together to have a baby, Superhero for Christmas. An adorable heart-warming cozy read for the reader looking for some superhero charm with their rom-com.~Ticia

Christmas, romance, and superheroes…this story lifted my heart up, up, and away!~Ernie Laurence,  Jr, author of the Islands of Loar series.

A cozy Christmas rom-com with superheroes… it doesn’t get better than this! ~ Brianna

This story has all of the feels with, thankfully, not a thing that was sappy. This is how I have always wished Hallmark holiday stories were written. ~ Veronica Lynn AKA Mrs. Spellsmith

Website:

https://www.hlburkeauthor.com/supervillain-rehabilitation-project

About the Author:

H. L. Burke has written more books than she can count—because she’s written a lot of books, not just because she can’t count very high.

Easily distracted by shinies, she has published in many subgenres including fantasy romance, Steampunk, and superhero, and always creates story worlds with snark, feels, and wonder.

Married to her high school crush, she spends her time writing, spoiling her cat, and supervising her two supervillains in training (aka her precocious daughters).

An Oregon native, she wilts without trees and doesn’t mind the rain. She is a fan of delicious flavor, a follower of the Light, and a believer in happily ever after.

Happy Birthday Runaway Lyrics!

Today is a very special day. It marks the one-year anniversary of my first novel.

That’s right Runaway Lyrics is one-year-old today!

In case you’ve forgotten what Runaway Lyrics is about:

What each sister has she must share with the other . . .

Snow loves music. She has spent her entire life learning new instruments and memorizing new pieces, only to while away her life in a country manor with only her mother and twin sister as company. If only she could get out on her own and play in front of a real audience.

Rose loves magic. The things she can do with music would amaze her twin sister, but whenever she shows her, Snow quickly forgets as if the event had never happened. If only Rose could get out on her own and work some real magic.

When an airship crashes near their home, Snow’s magical abilities awaken. Together the sisters must learn to use their magic, rescue a pair of cursed princes, and discover their own secrets.

Discover the magic of music in this retelling of Snow White and Rose Red.

You can click on the Runaway Lyrics tab above to find all the fun things I made for last years release including downloadable wallpaper and a YouTube playlist of music that inspired the novel.

So this is the part where I ask you to buy my book?

Yes. But first an announcement.

There was a lot I wanted to have done by now, I wanted to have an audiobook version, some character art, and I wanted to have a sequel ready. I am so sorry that I couldn’t have any of those things ready for today. All of those fun things have one thing in common. They take money.

That’s why I’ve made the executive decision to join the Amazon Associates program. That means from now on every link on the website will be affiliate links. (Don’t worry I will not be going back to update old blog posts.)

This just means that if you click on a link to a book and you buy it Amazon will give me a kickback. A tiny kickback but every bit helps. It doesn’t change the price you pay, and it doesn’t affect what the author gets paid either. (As an author that part was very important to me.)

And yes I will disclose this on every page with this super fun disclosure I wrote:

*This website uses affiliate links through the Amazon Associates program. Every time you buy a book using one of these links the blogger gets pennies from Amazon and those pennies will add up into nickels and eventually dimes.

Okay maybe it’s not that fun. I’ll keep working on it. Anyway the point is, if I post about a book that interests you and you would like to buy it, please consider using my link and spare some change for a poor blogger.

If you have firm convictions about affiliate links, or convictions about Amazon, then I promise there will be no hard feelings. Please purchase the book in whatever why feels right for you. Just don’t pirate it please, we will brook no pirates here.

Will you please buy my book? Today is its birthday!

Buy Runaway Lyrics *Yes this is an affiliate link. And yes I see the irony in trying to make more money off a book I already get royalties from.

I also want to shout out the Spellsmith and Carver series which was a huge influence on my book. It also is on sale for 99 cents now through September 22nd, 2022. Get it here: Spellsmith and Carver boxset.

So what do you think? Affiliate links yay or nay?

Blessed Cover Reveal and Scavenger Hunt.

Today I’m sharing the cover for a new book by Kandi J Wyatt. Blessed is the sequel to Uprooted that I shared earlier this year. To celebrate this book I am also helping Kandi out with a scavenger hunt giveaway. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Blurb:

What would you give to be a dragon rider and marry the princess?

Two months ago, 18-year-old Hest discovered a baby dragon under the dungeon, and now he’s hearing the dragon’s voice. It comes at the strangest times, but usually when he needs it most in training fights. If only he could know when he’d get the help consistently instead of being the laughing stock of the other knights.

But not everyone believes the baby dragon is safe. The kingdom mage warns Hest that the dragon will overpower him if he’s not careful. As the bond grows in strength, Hest can’t keep it a secret, and if he thought life as a knight was complicated, try being next in line for the crown!

Hest isn’t the only one who wants the position as king. A traitor mage is determined to steal not only the crown, but the princess and Hest’s dragon!

Keeping a dragon is harder than finding one, but Hest will do anything—even allow the dragon to control him—to save his kingdom and his betrothed.

Blessed is the second book in the coming-of-age fantasy series, Four Stars over Ardatz: Sovereigns. If you like action, wonderful characters, multi-dimensional clean romance, and dragons, you’ll love Kandi J Wyatt’s book.

Start reading Blessed today to start your own adventure!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Dragon-Fantasy-Ardtaz-Sovereigns-ebook/dp/B09Q2JQHMN

Other Retailers: https://books2read.com/u/mYyQMW

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60669319-blessed

To celebrate her newest book Kandi is giving away a small prize pack. It includes a dragon keychain, a small sand castle, and an advanced signed hardback of Blessed.

To enter you need to visit all of the cover reveal posts to assemble the secret phrase.

The phrase has eleven blanks. The Letter L goes in the fifth blank.

The letter for this post is “L.”

Click the link below to enter the entire phrase and claim your entry.

Pre-order Giveaway: https://kingsumo.com/g/07towh/blessed-cover-reveal-giveaway

Author Bio:

Kandi J Wyatt lives with dragons, most in human form–and some even blow fire! She spends her days providing space for teens to be themselves, inspiring them to be more than meets the eye, and spilling hope into their world. When she’s not hanging out with fictional characters, Kandi’s chilling with family watching anime or playing games. Her toddler granddaughter keeps her running–often in circles–and full of joy.

Where to find her:

One link to rule them all: https://sleek.bio/kandijwyatt

Website: http://kandijwyatt.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kandijwyatt/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/kandijwyatt/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kandijwyatt

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13817774.Kandi_J_Wyatt

Bookbub: https://bookbub.com/profile/kandi-j-wyatt

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-J-Wyatt/e/B00ZTC4T10/

Newsletter sign up: https://www.subscribepage.com/kandijwyatt

Fellowship of Fantasy: http://www.fellowshipoffantasy.com/directory.html?filterP=Kandi%20J.%20Wyatt

Flinch-free Fiction: https://flinchfreefiction.com/dragon-courage/

Langlois, Oregon website: http://worldfamouslanglois.com/content/dragons-langlois-local-author-kandi-wyatt

Links to her other books:

Dragon Courage series

Dragon’s Future: https://www.books2read.com/u/bzpDq9

Dragon’s Heir: https://www.books2read.com/u/47YQE3

Dragon’s Revenge: https://www.books2read.com/u/b5qvGb

Dragon’s Cure: https://www.books2read.com/u/47kxJa

Dragon’s Posterity: https://www.books2read.com/u/4DA8og

Dragon’s Heritage: https://www.books2read.com/u/3neVN6

Dragon’s Winter: https://books2read.com/u/meeJ8A

Dragon Courage books 1-3: https://books2read.com/u/bOyEvg

Myth Coast Adventures:

An Unexpected Adventure: https://books2read.com/u/3yDLX6

An Unexpected Escapade: https://www.books2read.com/mythcoastadventures2

An Unexpected Exploit: https://www.books2read.com/mythcoastadventures3

Myth Coast Adventures Trilogy: https://books2read.com/u/b6MJdy

Four Stars over Ardatz

Sovereigns:

Uprooted: https://books2read.com/u/3R6BDL

Blessed: https://books2read.com/u/mYyQMW

Middle Grade Fantasy:

Journey from Skioria: https://www.books2read.com/u/4AwJee

Children’s Book:

Tea for Dragons: https://books2read.com/teafordragons

Short Story:

The Apprentice of Amadan Dubh: https://books2read.com/u/mYGdax

Fantasy Anthologies:

Fantastic Creatures: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N8SZJET/

Mythical Girls: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08977DG3D/

Finding God in Anime: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094Q1PX7P/

Biblical Retellings:

The One Who Sees Me: https://www.books2read.com/u/mdrRlb

To Save a Race: https://www.books2read.com/u/49PG5

Anime Devotional 2! The Cover Reveal!

You might remember that time I wrote an anime themed devotion for an anime themed devotional. Well the long awaited second season is right around the corner.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to write any contributions to this devotional. But I’m sure it will still be amazing anyway.

Official release date of volume 2: June 1st 

Blurb: 

Have you ever wanted a season two of your favorite anime but found out it is unlikely for the company to produce one? Stinks, doesn’t it? (And that’s an understatement!) Well, Finding God in Animedefinitely isn’t like that. After all, you’re looking at volume two right now!

            Welcome to the second installment of the acclaimed devotional: Finding God in Anime! Each bite-size piece comes straight from the passionate otaku souls in our collective of Christian authors. You will find anime inspired pieces from across tons of beloved genres within this devotional, and each one presents a unique and Biblical outlook on your favorite shows!

·       Find God’s fatherly love in Daddy’s Girl, inspired by Fullmetal Alchemist

·       Go down to your atoms to discover God’s purpose for us in Jobs, inspired by Cells at Work

·       Huddle up to hear God’s game plan for living like Him in Get Your Head in the Game, inspired by Kuroko’s Basketball

…and so many others! So grab your shuriken or computerized make-up compact and join us on the exciting adventure of finding God’s teachings in anime!

And now the cover reveal!

Check out @findinggodinanime on Instagram to learn more.

Fire that Unites Release Day! + Character Art

-This time, she wouldn’t rush into danger in lounge pants and a tank top.

From Fire that Unites by Janeen Ippolito

Happy release day to Fire that unites, the second book in the Arcane Market Adventures. Scroll to the end for some sweet character art of Josie and Oliver.

All Josie wants is to keep the man she loves safe. And stop the truth-knife from stabbing her soul.

Neither of these goals is happening.

After a harrowing escape from fire dragons, Josie ends up making a deal with the one man she shouldn’t—her ice dragon ex, Rafe. He’s willing to protect Oliver and her if she helps him stop the horrors of the Arcane Market. And she has to put up with his not-so-secret desire to win her back.

On top of that, her truth-knife has decided to turn on her. Suddenly every lie Josie speaks inflicts searing pain on her heart. How’s a woman supposed to guard her rogue fire elemental mate without lying?
Especially when he keeps getting beat up just for existing.

Caught between her icy-hot ex, her irrepressible mate, and the agony of her blade, Josie’s ready to do the one thing she can’t.
Even if it costs her safety.
And her life.

Buy now and enjoy a humorous paranormal romance with a side of action and twisty plot. Features a sensible firebird shifter with a feisty side, a rascally fire elemental with a tragic side, and an ice dragon who hoards antiques. Clean PG-13 – there’s heat, danger, and fighting, but nothing graphic.

Here’s the buy link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R8QLXL3/

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Here is awesome character art of Josie and Oliver:

The sly man had learned far too early how to seduce her, and it didn’t always involve him being shirtless.

From Fire that Unites by Janeen Ippolito

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Here are Janeen’s social media links:

Website: https://janeenippolito.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janeenippolitounique/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janeen_ippolito

Dive in Review: A Matter of Blood

So about two blog posts ago I hosted a cover reveal for a new Steampunk book titled A matter of Blood from Author Lauren H. Salisbury. You can find that cover reveal here.

Here the back cover to remind you what it’s about:

In a city where debts are paid in blood, it takes more than courage to survive.

All his life, Jake Amarel’s talent for mechanical invention has been overshadowed by his family’s ability to control matter with their minds. After an argument with his father compels him to leave for the capital, Jake’s dream of becoming an inventor is finally within reach. But as he’s swept along on a whirlwind of high living and technological marvels, Jake unwittingly enters the city’s darker side, where the slightest misstep could put more than his own life in peril.

Nathan Amarel has the peaceful life he always wanted—working the land on his family’s estate far from the evils they left behind in the capital. But when Jake leaves for the city, Nathan must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the brother he loves.

My review of A Matter of Blood:

On the surface, A Matter of Blood by Lauren H. Salisbury is a steampunk retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son. But once you start reading it you soon realize that the prodigal son was only a frame work. The real story has much more meat to it.

Jake Amarel is the protagonist and titular prodigal. He leaves home taking his entire inheritance with him only to … well you either know this story or you don’t. This novel goes farther than the short Biblical account. Jake is a much more fleshed out character and his mistakes are much more relatable. His problems are also much worse than too much partying with fake friends.

This is where this novel really stands out. Not in how it retells a well known story but in how it twists the well known story into something deeper and even more meaningful. I admit I did not see that ending coming.

The setting of this story is also more than it’s surface level Steampunkness might imply. Right in the first chapter we are introduced to creatures that are not horses and flying things that are not birds and you realize that this not Earth. Steampunk is after all a subgenre of sci-fi so it fits. But this addition makes it not just an interesting steampunk world (complete with an in-world explanation for why everyone is wearing goggles) but an interesting world in general with so much more to explore and see. I would enjoy reading more in this story world even if it follows different characters.

*I received an advanced copy of this book for the purpose of review. The opinions in this review are my own and are given here willingly and honestly.* 

A matter of blood is available now: https://books2read.com/u/38y1jw

Make sure to follow the Author on Social Media!

Lauren’s handles:

Facebook – @gillascourage

Instagram – @laurenhsalisbury

Reader Nominated Award

Are you tired of looking at lists of award winning books that you haven’t and don’t plan on reading? Well never fear the Realm Awards Readers choice contest is here to save the day.

From April 2nd-23rd (I know I’m so late telling you about this) any reader can nominate books that they feel deserve the award.

There are some stipulations though: You may nominate up to three different books for the Realm Award Readers’ Choice Contest. To qualify, books must be:

  • Speculative in genre (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, or any of their related sub-genres)
  • Written by a professed Christian author
  • Published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
  • The first instance of publication of the work (no new editions, subsequent printings under a new imprint, etc.)
  • Novel length
  • A single work (no anthologies, collections, or compilations)
  • Written for middle grade, young adult, or adult audiences.

You’ll need the complete and accurate book title and author’s name for each entry as they appear on Amazon.

All these books written by my D&D party qualify!

It just so happens that my novel Runaway Lyrics qualifies.

I would be super honored if you would consider nominating my book but I understand if you have other books that you love more. Seriously, choosing only three book is very hard.

To avoid swaying you I won’t tell you which three I nominated. (No I did not nominate my own book even though there doesn’t seem to be a rule against it.)

All of the Frosted Roses novels qualify except The Bear which is too short.

Here are a dozen books that I loved from last year that qualify for the award (the three I nominated are on here somewhere):

Power Play by H.L. Burke

Secrets in the Mist by Morgan Busse

Shadow by Kara Swanson

Amok by Anna Tan

In Real Life by Elisabeth Warner.

A Castle Contended by Sharon Rose

The Fey of castle Garden by Naomi P Cohen.

Discernment by Lauren Salisbury

Wishing Against the House (Steel City genie book 3) by Janeen Ippolito

Gilded in Ice by Sarah Pennington

Traitor by Laurie Lucking

Silence the Siren by Michele Israel Harper

Don’t forget about Runaway Lyrics!

These books from members of my critique group qualify as well.

Are any of these books your favorites?

Which three will nominate?

Nominate now before time runs out!

Cover Reveal: A Matter of Blood

Today I’ve got an amazing cover reveal for you. It’s very intriguing, visually interesting, steampunk and it’s written by an author I have come to expect great stories from.

Cover design: Miblart at https://miblart.com

About the book:

In a city where debts are paid in blood, it takes more than courage to survive.

All his life, Jake Amarel’s talent for mechanical invention has been overshadowed by his family’s ability to control matter with their minds. After an argument with his father compels him to leave for the capital, Jake’s dream of becoming an inventor is finally within reach. But as he’s swept along on a whirlwind of high living and technological marvels, Jake unwittingly enters the city’s darker side, where the slightest misstep could put more than his own life in peril.

Nathan Amarel has the peaceful life he always wanted—working the land on his family’s estate far from the evils they left behind in the capital. But when Jake leaves for the city, Nathan must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the brother he loves.

Release date: 19th April

Pre-order link: https://books2read.com/u/38y1jw

Lauren’s handles:

Facebook – @gillascourage

Instagram – @laurenhsalisbury

Cover Reveal: Fire that Unites

Author Janeen Ippolito has a new novel coming soon in her ever expanding Steel City Genie Universe. This one is a direct sequel to Cut to the Heart and is the second book in the Arcane Market series branch.

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All Josie wants is to keep the man she loves safe. And stop the truth-knife from stabbing her soul.

Neither of these goals is happening.

After a harrowing escape from fire dragons, Josie ends up making a deal with the one man she shouldn’t—her ice dragon ex, Rafe. He’s willing to protect Oliver and her if she helps him stop the horrors of the Arcane Market. And she has to put up with his not-so-secret desire to win her back.

On top of that, her truth-knife has decided to turn on her. Suddenly every lie Josie speaks inflicts searing pain on her heart. How’s a woman supposed to guard her rogue fire elemental mate without lying?

Especially when he keeps getting beat up just for existing.

Caught between her icy-hot ex, her irrepressible mate, and the agony of her blade, Josie’s ready to do the one thing she can’t.

Even if it costs her safety.
And her life.

Buy now
 and enjoy a humorous paranormal romance with a side of action and twisty plot. Features a sensible firebird shifter with a feisty side, a rascally fire elemental with a tragic side, and an ice dragon who hoards antiques. Clean PG-13 – there’s heat, danger, and fighting, but nothing graphic.
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Here are the preorder links for Fire That Unites:
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R8QLXL3
Autographed Paperback Preorder – https://jihelp.thrivecart.com/fire-that-unites-paperback/

ALSO – the ebooks of Cut to the Heart and Fire That Unites will be on 99 cent sale from March 11-14

Valentine’s day surprise!

Happy Valentine’s day! As a single person I don’t usually go all in on celebrating Valentine’s day. But this year I have a book with a very minor romantic thread in it, so I thought I could share that with you.

For today and tomorrow (February 14th and 15th 2022) Runaway Lyrics eBook will be free on Amazon. So feel free to snap one up if you haven’t already. If you have a copy already will you consider sharing this deal with your book loving friends. (I’m hoping to get a flag on Amazon.)

Runaway Lyrics was nominated for the Fellowship of Fantasy Indie book club group on Facebook. My takeover event is today (2/14/22) and you can join now to check it out.

I also made a fun Character Quiz for you.

Click the button to learn which Runaway Lyrics character is most like you.

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