Wishing Against the House Cover Reveal

Welcome back today’s cover reveal is the newest installment in the Steel City Genie series from author Janeen Ippolito. If you are new to my blog or maybe you just missed my posts on the first two books in this series you can find them here.

To Celebrate the cover reveal for book three Janeen has made the first and second books for on Amazon for a few days so grab them while you can. (Please verify prices before ordering, as free promotion may not carry over into all markets.)

Book one: If Wishes Were Curses author guest post.

Find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wishes-Were-Curses-Steel-Genie-ebook/dp/B07M743SN8

Book two: Wish you Weren’t Here A Dive in Review.

Find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RG8NRGG/

There is also Gone Wishing. A prequel novella that is permanently free on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wishing-Steel-Genie-Novella-ebook/dp/B08B9YZJSP

And now introducing book three: Wishing Against the House.

My city is under attack by shadowfiends. Apparently, this is my fault, thanks to the family I’ve never met.

At least the attack interrupted my first couples therapy session with Cendric. Small blessings, right?

Then my long-lost dad—yeah, the one that’s supposed to be dead—shows up to tell me that the shadowfiends are controlled by Raith, an old family member who’s here to recharge his magical batteries by any means necessary, including destroying Pittsburgh and me. Oh, and centuries ago, Raith picked a fight with the local dragons, so they’re after me as well.

Now I have to learn my family’s magic, stop Raith’s path of destruction, and make nice with the dragons. Speaking of which, did I mention my oh-so-quiet secretary has eloped with one of the dragons’ worst enemies?

Personally, all I want for Christmas is to survive until New Year’s. And maybe, a vacation.

Preorder links:

The Release date isn’t until November 29th so make sure you get your preorder in so you don’t forget about this hot holiday release.

Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09F2137MQ/
Autographed Paperback Preorder – https://bit.ly/3Dylmwk

Head Over Tails Cover Reveal

Is it really September already? Where has the year gone? I am just not ready for Summer to end yet. So today I’m helping reveal the cover for the most beachy, summer read I could find. Not only does it have a beautiful purple mermaid tail on the cover, it’s the newest release from one of my favorite publishers, Uncommon Universe Press.

Mermaids meet mental health in this light-hearted story of life, love, and learning to grow into who you were meant to be.

Their love is true…but is it real?

Fear of inheriting his father’s hallucinations and memory loss have brought Jacob’s life to a screeching halt at age nineteen. Now he spends his days alone on the beach behind his home, staring into the endless Hawaiian waves.

Mermaid Sevencea is eager to explore life above the water–and cheer up the handsome, lonely young man strolling on the shores. Forming a bond with him is as natural as swimming. All she needs are legs to walk beside him, so Sevencea disappears to trade for the necessary magic.

Yet when she returns, Jacob is gone, convinced she was a hallucination after all. And the more Sevencea searches for him, the more she doubts what they have will last.

Can love truly exist between land and sea?

A sweet YA mermaid-meets-human romance set within the lovely vistas of Hawaii.

Pre-order Links
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DP6KZ8Y/
Other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/b5oj1A
Autographed paperback pre-order link: https://uncommonuniverses.com/product/head-over-tails-paperback-pre-order/

Brianna Tibbetts is running a special preorder campaign for this book! There is special digital swag for ebook preorders and special physical swag for paperback preorders.

Readers need to use this form to receive ebook swag:
https://forms.gle/uzrh7kSjgAb3L5sp6

For paperback preorder swag, ordering through the UUP website through the link provided above is enough

About the Author

Raised on a steady diet of rich fiction, novelist Brianna Tibbetts has been writing exciting, speculative worlds as long as she can remember. Currently based in the Pacific Northwest, she reads voraciously and writes extensively. In everything from short stories to series, Brianna demonstrates her passion for lively stories infused with faith. In addition to writing, her other superpowers include being ginger and yarn crafting. When she isn’t spending time in her own creations, she loves indulging in the fictional worlds of others.

Facebook: @thevaliantginger (https://www.facebook.com/thevaliantginger)

Instagram: @valiantginger (https://www.instagram.com/valiantginger)

Twitter: @GingerTimeLord (https://twitter.com/GingerTimeLord)
Website: www.briannatibbetts.com

Quell the Nightingale Cover Reveal

Today I have another cover reveal/book announcement. This book is the third book in the Beast Hunter series of fairytale retellings. You can read my review of the first book here.

Quell the Nightingale: Book Three of the Beast Hunters

By: Michele Israel Harper

Back Cover Copy:

Huntress Ro LeFèvre races back to France with one thought on her mind: get there before her niece succumbs to a sleeping curse—a niece she didn’t even know she had.

Ro must use all her skills as a huntress to find the enchantress responsible before the child reaches the point of no return, before she is crushed by the curse’s power and never wakes again.

Thanks to her extended time fighting the sirens, she hasn’t much time.

Trapped in a tower with a feisty girl who is far too protective of her pet swans and her enormous coils of hair, Ro’s heart is shattered when the mysterious empress known only as the Nightingale keeps Ro from her goal, toying with her as though she has all the time in the world to waste.

Where is the blasted Queen of the Fairies when Ro needs her most?

This charming and nonstop adventure is a Wild Swans, Rapunzel, and Nightingale mashup, with hints of “The Ballad of Mulan,” and is the third book in the Beast Hunters series.

There is no release date or any pre-order set up for this book, but as soon as there is one rest assured I will let you know.

Reunion: SVR book 5

Hello readers, I’m sure you are no stranger to the Supervillain Rehabilitation project series by H.L. Burke. I am super excited to let you all know that her four book series is getting a fifth book. If you are just hearing about this series for the first time then you should check out my review of the first book here.

If you still need a push to start this series then get Relapsed the free short story prequel: https://amzn.to/3hXJqjx

If you started the series but think you might be missing a book, check out the whole series on amazon here.

About the book:

(Note the blurb contains spoilers for previous books in the series so if you haven’t read them yet, you may wish to avert your eyes!!!)


Saving her past could cost him his future.


Traumatic experiences have left telepath and former superhero Aiden Powell burned out. Now retired, he wants to focus on his new civilian career as an EMT and his budding romance with former colleague, Tanvi. He has no interest in resuming the dangerous work that cost him both his parents and almost his life.


However, on the anniversary of his mother’s death, a strange woman approaches him. A woman who thinks he’s his father … and also that it’s 1998. Death ray blast or time travel beam? His mother’s heard it both ways.


Nothing involving super powers is ever easy. Aiden and his mother have just hours until the supervillain who took her away from her family the first time arrives in present day Escondido for a contentious reunion.


With time running out, Aiden must race to save his mother while trying to avoid shattering the timeline that contains everyone he loves.

“It’s Aiden’s turn to be the hero . . . he’s not really into it. http://wwww.hlburkeauthor.com

You can add Reunion to your Goodreads list now. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58605812-reunion

Please be warned that I did read it already and my review is posted on goodreads it does contain spoilers. That’s why I’m waiting until after it releases to post it on the blog.

Reunion is on pre-order right now and will release on August 18th. You can preorder your copy here: https://amzn.to/3BuqwZp

Six Frosted Roses Cover Reveals

So what are the Six Frosted Roses? Six Frosted Roses is the newest collection from the Arista Fairy-tale Retellers Facebook group. Every year this group votes on a fairy-tale to retell and every member is welcome to write their own interpretation of it. This year’s fairy-tale is Snow White and Rose Red.

If you are familiar with it that good for you. If you need a summary then here you go.

Snow White (No relation.) and her sister, Rose Red, live in the forest with their mother. One winter, a talking Bear comes to stay with them. In the summer he leaves and the girls try to follow him.

They meet a dwarf who got his beard caught in a tree and they save him. Then his beard is caught in a fishing line and they save him. Last of all he is picked up by an eagle and carried away, but they save him. Each time the dwarf is ungrateful and mean.

Soon they learn that their bear friend is actually a prince under a curse. The Dwarf cursed him to steal his treasure and the moral is you should never help ungrateful people because they were the villain of the story the whole time.

The bear kills the dwarf and breaks the curse. He askes Snow White to marry him but it’s okay, he has a brother that Rose Red can marry.

So why am I sharing this today? Three reasons:

One: all of these books are on a 99cent preorder offer, for this week only. Then the prices go up.

Two: They are all super pretty covers that deserve to be shown off.

Three: I wrote one of them! Yes the long awaited first novel from C.O. Bonham is coming and you can see the cover, back cover description and learn the release date right here. So let’s quickly go through the first five and I’ll save the best for last.

Brothers, and Sisters, and Bears, Oh My!

Six exciting new retellings of Snow White and Rose Red!

The Bear

by Rachel Roden

A Western Fairy Tale.

Helping an unknown stranger is a surefire way to find trouble.

Releasing September 25th.

Preorder now for 99 cents. https://amzn.to/3wvFue1

You can pick up the first book in her series, Rosette Thornbriar: A Western Sleeping Beauty

for free this week only: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072SF4GXZ

Gilded in Ice

by Sarah Pennington

A Jazz-Age Mystery

Releasing September 24th.

Preorder Now: https://amzn.to/36LkPs1

Gilded in Ice is also a sequel to The Midnight Show, available for free this week only: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08B1RV653

Secrets of the Mountain


by Wyn Estelle Owens

A Nordic Saga
Releasing September 23rd.
A dwarf’s greed tears apart two families when treasure becomes a prison.
Preorder Now: https://amzn.to/2U3DCfd

As Long as we Live


by Cortney Manning

An Epic Fae Romance

Releasing September 22nd
When magic and royal rivalry threaten the Fae realm of Concoria, three human sister scramble to protect their peacful home.
Preorder Now: https://amzn.to/3rcAhqj


Rose Petals and Snowflakes


by Kendra E. Ardenk

An Austen Mashup

Releasing September 20th

After their father’s death two princesses find themselves trapped int he politics of a mysterious forest.

Preorder Now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RW824GQ/

And now for the one you’ve all been waiting for!

Runaway Lyrics

by C.O. Bonham (that’s me!)

A Steampunk Adventure

Releasing September 21st

What one 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.

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58518256-runaway-lyrics

Preorder on Amazon now: https://amzn.to/3wCqJGj

Remember all preorders are only 99 cents for this week.

Would you like to help shar these lovely covers? Maybe you’re ready to preorder them all right now.

We have prizes for that.

Preorder prizes:

Take your pick.

We’ve got a PDF filled with the first chapters of each story.

We also have a zip file stuffed with SWRR-themed wallpapers for your desktop AND phone.

This week, if you share these books and their info to your blog, newsletter, or other social media, and then email the organizer a link to your post(s),

or if you preorder all six books while they’re on sale and forward her copies of your receipts,

then you get to take your pick of either of those lovely prizes.

Preorder AND shere?

Well, that’ll mean you get both the sneak peeks AND the wallpapers.

The email to send your links and you receipts to is: kendraeardnek(at)gmail(dot)com.

This drive link has all the book covers and other promotional graphics you can use in your sharing posts.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjAmS-99p507_TqpIv2wIsmUA3BF?e=BLu2ge

Which of these books are you most excited to read?

Have you heard of Snow White and Rose Red before today?

Cover Reveal: The Frog Prince’s Courtship.

So one of my favorite genres is fairy tale retellings. Which is strange because I really value originality in my fiction. (It’s one of the reason’s that fan fiction doesn’t impress me much.) But sometimes having a formulaic plot to adhere to really lets the author shine by putting more of their energy into producing original characters and unique worldbuilding. (Actually I’m currently writing a fairy tale retelling.)

So when my friend RJ was looking for people to share the cover of her new frog prince retelling I jumped on it. RJ Conte is an amazing author who has a talent for writing relatable characters. I can’t wait to see what she brings to this timeless story.

Kiss a frog and get a dreamy prince – every princess’s recipe for happily ever after… right?

Not for Revelle, second daughter of the king of Aileh. This girl’s got no time for marriage. She’s got a secret dream of being queen.

When a mischievous Fairy brings a reluctant Revelle a prince cursed to be a frog, the princess does her duty and kisses him, but then she wants him gone. However, he’s a visiting royal far from home, and he has his eyes on winning her hand. She’s got to admit the handsome blond dude isn’t hard on the eyes, but she’s got other plans in the works – like convincing the council to be open to the idea of a female monarch next year when her father retires. Leon, former frog prince, seems to be turning out to be an eager ally, but his ideas about how their enemies in Fairy Reservation are being treated are messing with Revelle’s head. Seems like being queen AND getting the guy is impossible – or is it?

If this sounds like a fairy tale rom-com that you’d enjoy, then be sure to pre order here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09782BTMX

Hurry the book releases June 21st.

About the author:

RJ Conte has kissed only one boy in her entire life – and she married him – inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since. She writes issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul while pointing readers to their Creator.

She writes a blog on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating at http://blonderj.wordpress.com

The King’s Spell Cover Reveal

Today I am hosting a cover reveal for The King’s Spell. This book is the first in a new series by E.J. Kitchens. The Realm and Wand series. This book also takes place in her Magic collectors universe, So if you’ve been following her magic collector book then you should like this addition.

I’m sure you’re tired of suspense so lets open right with the cover:

Cover design by MoorBooks Design

The King’s Spell

E.J. Kitchens

Realm and Wand, book 1

A Magic Collectors series

YA fantasy, Christian

Release date: June 17th, 2021

Only a king can banish sorcerers and strip enchanters of their power. Only a king is immune to spells and potions. Only a king knows the truth behind the legends. Until now.

Magic Collector Devryn Ashby may have deserved the curse that saps his magic-manipulating abilities, but it certainly won’t help him with the task King Reginald has assigned him. Instead of allowing him to continue hunting for those who stole the powerful Enchanter’s List, the king makes Devryn trainer-in-magic to the mischievous enchantress Lady Meredith Lofton.

Except for an occasional matchmaking exploit, Lady Meredith has little use for her power of enchantment—until the king asks her to train in magical warfare techniques. This both excites and terrifies her. And irks her, for she refuses to be bossed around by the critical Devryn Ashby, a man she’s not even sure she should trust. 

But as dangers increase and the sorcerers’ schemes unfold, Devryn and Meredith must choose whom to follow—their own desires and prejudices or their king. Only a king knows how much the kingdom depends on their choice.

About the Author:

E.J. Kitchens loves tales of romance, adventure, and happily-ever-afters and strives to write such tales herself. When she’s not thinking about dashing heroes or how awesome bacteria are—she is a microbiologist after all—she’s enjoying the beautiful outdoors or talking about classic books and black-and-white movies. She is a member of Realm Makers and lives in Alabama.

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.elizabethjanekitchens.com        

Group blog: http://www.landsuncharted.com

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/ekitchens0132/                   

Facebook group Faith and Fairy Tales:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/585858426143754/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ej_kitchens/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10409961-elizabeth

Amazon Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/E-J-Kitchens/e/B00J7C53XG

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-j-kitchens

Unconditional Love Animal Edition.

I’m back with another release. This one also has something I wrote in it. There’s a new short story challenge anthology out now. The challenge was to write a short story poem or essay in only two weeks. The theme was Unconditional love, but there had to be an animal involved.

You can check it out on Amazon now.

What does unconditional love mean to you? That’s the question these authors were asked to answer and write about in this Short Story Challenge. Oh, and since this is the Animals Edition, they had to feature an animal!

In this anthology, you’ll find 21 original works from 10 very different authors! Stories, poems and essays that reveal the bravery, joy, grief, humor and hope of unconditional love.

Enjoy these amazing stories by:

Brandy Morrison

C. O. Bonham <– that’s me.

Colleen Cade

Francine Muzykant

Kristi Asher

Linda Hudson Hoagland

Meagan Myhron-Bennet

Michelle Francik

Victoria Fletcher

Virginia M. Barilla

I like doing these challenges because it forces me to work on a story that might not fit in anywhere else. I can really let loose and see where the theme takes me. This time it caused me to explore love, not just in animals but in families. I also got to ask the big question. “Why doesn’t that dog like me?” If you pick up this anthology look for “Through Dog’s eyes”

The paperback is out now or you can pre-order the ebook version until June 16th.

Finding God in Anime: a devotional for otakus.

I know I literally just posted something yesterday. But this one is important. This book was originally meant to come out the first of June, but now it’s coming out today!

I couldn’t postpone telling you about it because I wrote a piece for this one.

Being a Christian can be tough. Being an otaku can be tough. But being both at once?

Sometimes it seems easier to become Hokage rather than explaining your faith and passions to others. That is why we otaku have united in this devotional: To encourage otaku like you spiritually and through a medium we all cherish.

In this devotional, you will find God in the animes you know and love. Each devotional presents spiritual lessons found in animes ranging from the world-famous Attack on Titan to fan-favorite Haikyu!! to beloved classics like Cowboy Bebop. Each piece will feature a different theme such as:

  • Human Will vs. The Holy Spirit in Yona of the Dawn
  • Choosing to be Free in Free! Swim Club
  • Not by My Might in My Hero Academia

…and many others! We believe that God can be seen throughout His creation—even in places where people might not intend! So pull out your cosplay and snuggle close with your plushies as you join us in Finding God in Anime.

“What is an otaku,” you ask. The short answer is that it’s Nerd in Japanese. The long answer is that English speakers have adopted it as a way of defining a westerner who is obsessed with Japanese pop culture, products, and trends. Things like: anime, manga, and video games.

So I wrote an anime devotion. Does that make me an otaku? I guess. I mean, maybe, not really. I don’t follow anime because it’s Japanese. Most of it’s just really good writing. In fact, I will only watch it if it’s dubbed in English. I don’t read manga because the right to left formatting drives me nuts. And I’m just not very good at video games. (Still stuck on chapter 3 of Bendy and the Ink Machine.)

But I do love good stories. And Anime’s have some of the most compelling storylines that I’ve ever seen. Honestly, achieving the level of plot twist that I’ve seen on some of these shows, are my writing goals.

That said, there is a very strong opinion that good Christians shouldn’t watch anime, (or any fantasy for that matter). This idea is sad because, anime is only a medium. There are good and bad ones, just like there are good and bad sitcoms. A good Christian should use discernment to decide what entertainment is in keeping with their beliefs.

This devotional was made to help you with that. It isn’t meant to push you to watch anime is you don’t want to. It isn’t made to justify anime to those who still feel that it’s wrong. Instead it’s for the Christian Otaku to read, and grow closer to God through the entertainment they love. And to know that they are not alone in loving that entertainment.

The best part is that this book is free as an E-book. The paperback will cost you about eight bucks.

Finding God in Anime: a devotional for otakus is available now as a free Ebook. https://books2read.com/u/3GvLxK

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094Q1PX7P

Other Book Retailers: https://books2read.com/u/3GvLxK

Add it to your Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58045420-finding-god-in-anime

I hope you check it out and let me know in the comments:

What is your favorite anime?.

Amok Cover Reveal

Thanks to self publishing and the rise of the online marketplace, you can buy books written by authors from all over the world. Today’s book is written by an author who lives in Malaysia. I had the pleasure of beta reading this book and it was amazing. I’ll have a full review closer to the release date for you. But until then, rest assured that this cover is every bit as amazing as the story.

What is faith, except hope in desperation?

All Putera Mikal wants is to gain the Amok Strength, the supernatural power granted by Kudus to the Mahan royal family. No matter how religiously Mikal keeps his vows, Kudus still denies him the Strength—whilst his father, Sultan Simson, flaunts the Strength despite his blatant defiance of the Temple and the priests’ visions of coming doom.

Then the prophecies come true.

Taken captive, Mikal must find a way to liberate his people and restore his throne in Maha—and the key to this is the Amok Strength. But what does it take to gain Kudus’ favour?

Amok releases on June 24th, but until then you can preorder it at the following links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Amok-Absolution-Book-Anna-Tan-ebook/dp/B08YXQKPN7/

(Universal link: http://getbook.at/Amok)

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=BAIvEAAAQBAJ 

Other retailers: https://books2read.com/amok 

The E-book is on sale with a special preorder price: USD2.99 / RM12.00 [Full price: USD4.99 / RM20]

(RM is the currency in Malaysia)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna Tan grew up in Malaysia, the country that is not Singapore. She is interested in Malay/Nusantara and Chinese legends and folklore in exploring the intersection of language, culture, and faith. 

Anna has an MA in Creative Writing: The Novel under a Chevening scholarship and is the President of the Malaysian Writers Society. She can be found tweeting as @natzers and forgetting to update annatsp.com.

Where to find Anna online:

Website: https://annatsp.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/annatsp

Twitter: http://twitter.com/natzers

Facebook: http://facebook.com/annatansp

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