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

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

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

On the Run with a Cover Reveal

So It’s going to be an interesting week as I have a post scheduled about every other day. For some reason, this is the week to do all the things, Reveal a cover, hype a preorder, Release a book. Review an Audiobook. All of that is coming your way, so make sure you keep coming back.

Superhero Shawn wants to get hitched…not framed.In his first year with the Department of Super-Abled, Shawn Park, AKA Surge, has two goals: to prove to his team leader that he can fight villains with the best of them and to find the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend, Katie.When a teammate ends up dead with evidence left behind pointing to Shawn’s involvement, Shawn’s perfect life is knocked for a loop. On the run from his own agency as well as villains, Shawn must prove his innocence or lose his ideal future—and maybe his life.

The book is available for preorder now and can be found at the following links.

Add to your Goodreads lists: https://www.goodreads.com/…/57743849-on-the-run-with-a…

Pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092LRGR1Y

Find Book 1 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NHZPH7H

And if you are interested in her main series Super Villain Rehabilitation project books, check them out here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089VYG9W5?ref_=dbs_p_mng_rwt_ser_shvlr&storeType=ebooks

Yes, I said main series. Because the Supervillain Romance project is a spin-off series. It takes place in the same story world only with different characters, and it’s just as amazing.

Here’s the chronological order of books if you want to read the whole universe.

Relapsed (Short story prequel)

SVR Book one: Reformed

SVR Book two: Redeemed

SVR Book three: Reborn

SVR Book four: Refined

Blind Date with a Supervillain (which has a main series cameo)

and finally On the Run with a Supervillain.

On the Run releases May 18th, so start reading now if you want to catch up.

Secrets in the Mist: Cover Reveal

I’m excited to join in the Cover Reveal of Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L Busse releasing from Enclave publishing in August 2021! This is the first book in the YA steampunk Skyworld duology and is available to preorder in Limited-Edition Hardcover.

I absolutely loved The Soul Chronicles, Busse’s previous foray into the Steampunk genre. While it looks like Secrets in the Mist is going to take place in a new story world it looks like it will have a similar dark tone. And I’m sure it will have more of Busse’s deep character development and attention to world building.

The cover was designed by Emilie Hendryx, who you can find on instagram as @createexploreread, and it is spectacularly steampunk.

Secrets in the Mist by Morgan L. Busse. Sky world: book one.

What’s lurking in the Mist is the least of their worries…

In a world where humanity lives in the sky to escape a deadly mist below, Cass’s only goal is survival. That is, until she finds a job on the airship Daedalus as a diver. Now she explores ruined cities, looking for treasure and people’s lost heirlooms until a young man hires her to find the impossible: a way to eradicate the Mist.

Theodore Winchester is a member of one of the Five Families that rule the skies. Following in his father’s footsteps, he searches for the source of the deadly Mist and hopes to stop the purges used to control overpopulation. But what he finds are horrifying secrets and lethal ambition. If he continues his quest, it could mean his own death.

The Mist is rising and soon the world will be enveloped in its deadly embrace, turning what’s left of humanity into the undead.

Preorder, in limited edition hardcover, now at: http://bit.ly/SecretsintheMist

A Refined Cover Reveal

Remember that author I really like? The one who writes about the superheroes. Yes you got it, that author. Well she is releasing the final book and I got the cover for it right here. If you have already read the first three books in the SVR series then I know you just the shiny cover. So I won’t tease you with it any longer. Here it is:

Isn’t this the cutest family you’ve every seen on the cover of a superhero novel? It is probably the only family I’ve seen on the cover of a superhero novel outside of an Incredibles novelization. That is one of the things I love most about this series, it’s sense of family. Though the author’s sense of humor isn’t bad either.

Refined: Supervillain Rehabilitation Project Book 4, the final book in the SVR series by H. L. Burke releases March 5th 2021!

BLURB

It’s hard to be a hero when crime is in your DNA.

Now a full time hero with a beloved wife and treasured daughter, former supervillain Fade is certain nothing could take him down a dark path again. However, a mystery from his past lies in wait, a mystery tied to a part of his life he’d rather forget.

When DNA evidence reveals that Fade’s biological father is the elusive and enigmatic assassin known only as Syphon, Fade wants nothing to do with that mess.

Unfortunately, Fade can’t shake the target this newly discovered connection puts on him—and the backs of his friends and family.

Fade’s only chance to fix things is taking down Syphon himself.

But Fade’s long absent father has his own plans for their reunion.

Plans that could cost Fade everything he’s fought and bled to create.

The book is on a special pre-order sale from February 4th through 14th, available for only 99 cents. This book is the endgame of the Marvelous superhero series, featuring adventure, humor, and a whole lot of heart.

Are you ready to save the day?

Book four on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56903374-refined

Book 4 Pre-Order Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VHPP9XP/

Book 1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085X8N8FL/

Book 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BCFQ12F

Book 3 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KP28CND

About H. L. Burke

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 sub-genres 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.

Sign up for her monthly newsletter at www.hlburkeauthor.com

Ways to Connect with H. L. Burke

twitter.com/hlburkewriter (for random snarkiness and occasional book snippets)
facebook.com/hlburkewriter (for longer form random snarkiness, occasional book snippets, and #dailydragon posts where I share my favorite dragon related finds)
my website (and mailing list) for news and deals www.hlburkeauthor.com
my instagram for #TheodoretheDragon awesomeness instagram.com/burkesdragons
and my reader group if you want to be the first to hear about beta and ARC reading opportunities as well as my day to day struggles and weekly live videos. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hlburkereaders/

Cut to the Heart: Cover Reveal

Since I know that the Facebook preview image (If you came here by way of there) already spoiled the cover reveal for you I’m just going to lead with the lovely cover image for this exciting new book, that you can preorder now.

All Josie Framer wants is a man with fire magic—and to find the truth-knife that’s rightfully hers.

However, neither of these quests are going well.

After her latest date-turned-disaster, she’s almost ready to give up—when she happens along the blade on the way home. Unfortunately, reclaiming her property makes her target of the Arcane Market, a nefarious underground trafficking ring for magical artifacts and magical beings.

To make things worse, she keeps running into Oliver Salamandras, a dangerously attractive fire elemental who’s on the run from his own hunters. Getting involved with him means more trouble. Plus he has enough baggage for an aircraft carrier.

If only he wasn’t just what she’s looking for–right at the worst possible moment.

Faced with deadly foes and an irresistible stranger, a woman might just do something crazy.
Drastic.
Life-changing.

Available for preorder now

Amazon Preorder – 99 cents for a limited time!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TX8D7X7/

Goodreads – Add to want-to-read list
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56851000-cut-to-the-heart


Buy now and enjoy a humorous paranormal romance with a side of twisty plot. Features a sensible firebird shifter with a feisty side, a rascally fire elemental with a tragic side, and a completely adorable wolf pup. Clean PG-13 – there’s heat, danger, and fighting, but nothing graphic.

The Arcane Market Adventures is a two-book companion duology to The Steel City Genie urban fantasy series. Best read alongside that series and great as a springboard.

If want to know more about The Steel City Genie series, check out these related blog posts:

Janeen Ippolito’s guest post for If wishes were Curses: https://cobonham.com/2019/02/09/if-wishes-were-curses-blog-tour/

My Review of Wish you weren’t here: https://cobonham.com/2019/06/17/wish-you-werent-here-dive-in-review/

Janeen Ippolito believes you should own your unique words—and make them awesome! She’s a multi-published author of bestselling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She’s also an experienced book editor, marketing strategist, and businesswoman, plus the CEO of Uncommon Universes Press. When not writing, she can be found exploring random hobbies or posting cute animal memes. Join her on social media or at janeenippolito.com

Website: https://janeenippolito.com/  
Email Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/getmyfictionchapters
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/janeenippolitounique/

Facebook Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/168444147251310/
Instagram: @janeen_ippolito

Cover Reveal: Write Your Novel

This is an odd day to do a post. I know I try to keep the posting to Mondays but the covers must be shown when they must be shown. No changing.

So I come to you on this Thursday. To show you a book, that I probably need in my life. It’s called Go Teen Writer: Write Your Novel.

I’m not a teen, but I do need a kick in the pants to get my novel written.

Book Description:

You have a story to tell, don’t you? Or maybe you simply want to try your hand at fiction writing. Perhaps you’ve given it your best effort, but simply didn’t have enough tools in your tool box to finish that first draft. Wherever you’re at with this novel-writing thing, popular bloggers Stephanie Morrill, Jill Williamson, and Shannon Dittemore totally understand.
They know it’s hard to finish a first draft. To stay motivated until the end. To feel like a “real” writer. They know because they’ve been there too.
In Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel, you’ll learn: 

  • There is no such thing as one right way to write a novel.
  • How to take an idea and give it a beginning, middle, and end.
  • What story structure means and how it strengthens a book.
  • Different approaches to plotting a novel.
  • How to develop characters worth reading about.
  • Strategies for creating memorable storyworlds and settings.
  • What theme is and how to use it to enrich your story.
  • What to do when your first draft is finished.

There’s no doubt about it. Learning to write a novel from beginning to end is a challenge. But with this book as your guide, you’ll see that when you’re in possession of the right tools, you’re capable of finishing what you start. You’ll be empowered and encouraged—as if you had a writing coach (or three!) sitting alongside you.

Go Teen Writers: Write Your Novel by Stephanie Morrill, Jill Williamson, and Shannon Dittemore.

To learn more or preorder, go to: GoTeenWriters.com/WriteYourNovel

And now the cover!

After a little more suspense.

. . . . . .down

V

V

V

almost there

v

v

I love it, it’s like inception with notebooks. Note-ception. It’s so meta, the feel of reaching for a blank notebook but instead you get a book full of notes on writing.

Anyway I love it. To learn more go to the Go Teen Writers site,

Pre-order it direct from Amazon

Iggy and Oz: book one review, and book two Cover Reveal.

Today I bring you a fun cover reveal for book two a super fun series.

The series is called Iggy and Oz. It’s about two brothers who have to deal with all kinds of weird things in their neighborhood, but of course the adults never see any of it.

The first book was called Iggy and Oz and the Plastic Dinos of Doom. I loved it and had a ton of fun while reading about the boys chasing these living plastic dinosaur toys all over their neighborhood. You can purchase it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WF8WR8Q/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

As of this writing it’s only 99 cents for the ebook. It should be free on Monday August 3rd and 4th 2020.

If you still aren’t convinced to check out this book (for free) then here’s my actual Amazon review:

This book was an enjoyable read even as a single adult. While I’m sure kids will absolutely love the absurdity of plastic dinosaurs coming to life, adults will find plenty of references to childhood favorites to keep you entertained. Everything from Scooby Doo jokes to an Indian in the cupboard reference.

Iggy is a humorous narrator who’s parents seem to be raising him to be a first class geek. I love his references and his off topic asides.

This is the first book to a series that will feature strange cases in a small neighborhood. I will be very interested to see what happens next.

Are you ready to the see the cover and learn about book two?

What if you discovered soda pop that gave you superpowers with each sip?

Iggy Risner is back with another laugh out loud neighborhood adventure. However, this time the stakes are much higher. The discovery of a long-forgotten soda pop machine is about to turn the neighborhood on its end. Not only does the soda taste great- it gives every kid who drinks it: Superpowers.

Flying Orange, Walk through walls root beer and invisible grape. For Iggy, the chance to be the neighborhood hero is too tempting to pass up.

When a group of high school bullies gets their hands on the soda- Iggy joins forces with his arch-nemesis.

Will they keep the neighborhood from being ruled by a gang of high school tormentors? Or will they find themselves losing a battle that could cause every kid to live in terror?

Iggy & Oz: The Soda Pop Wars will make your child’s imagination soar and make the hair behind their necks stand on end as they read on. Full of twist and turns, this is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Last Kids on Earth.

Order your copy today and get in on the adventure. The pre-order price is only $1.99.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F1R18SB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3

The book officially launches Tuesday October 27th.

I’m so excited, this book not only has another unique cover with a nostalgic feel, it just sounds super amazing.

About J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson grew up in Pryor Creek Oklahoma. Attending Oklahoma Baptist Universtiy with a major in Student Ministry and a minor in Sociology. He currently resides in Edmond Oklahoma where he lives with his wife Ashley and children.

You can follow him on facebook at JJJohnsonwrites
or on twitter http://www.twitter.com/jjjohnsonWrites

Visit his website at http://www.jjjohnsonwrites.com

The Luck Child: Cover Reveal

I love and follow certain publishers almost the same way I follow authors. One of those publishers is Uncommon Universe Press, or UUP for short.

UUP logo

 

Uncommon Universes Press is a traditional publishing house creating books that celebrate wonder, adventure, and sacrifice. Formed out of friendship, UUP believes stories can provide thrilling, soulful escapism while also shining light into struggles and difficulties. A UUP book takes you on a fresh, authentic journey while challenging you to reclaim your hope, no matter what. Be uncommon!

 

UUP Social Media

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/uncommonuniverses/
Instagram: @uncommonuniversespress
Twitter: @uncommonunivs
Website: uncommonuniverses.com

 

I think I’ve read just about every book that UUP has published. Today they showing off the cover for their newest book, The Luck Child.

 

Created with GIMP

 

About the book

Cabernet would give almost anything to be remembered–except his freedom. 

 Cursed to be eternally forgotten, Cabernet grew up walking a dangerous, lonely line between the world of mankind and the world of fairy. Now known only by a faceless reputation as a rogue and fairy aficionado, he wanders ceaselessly with the cat Maugrim as company. 

 Then the king dares order him to eliminate a magical foe in northern waters, and threatens to attack fairy lands if Cabernet refuses. As an increased annoyance, he is saddled with a stiff naval officer, the king’s elderly personal advisor, and the advisor’s nurse, a charming young woman named Rosemary who can inexplicably remember him. 

 Cabernet wants to complete this mission quickly without actually facing the enemy, a dangerous enchantress who nearly killed him before. But sea perils and fearsome monsters blindside his every trick and turn. Moreover, he is somehow growing fiercely attached to the human tag-a-longs.

 As the enchantress’s deadly net tightens around them, Cabernet must face the terrors of his past in order to save his new-found family–and future.

Enjoy this standalone YA fantasy that combines dark whimsy with fairy tale magic, plus a side of Oliver Twist and an enchanting romantic subplot.

The Luck Child releases June 9th.

You can Pre-order it at the following links:

 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0881GRKJV/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-luck-child-rebekah-shafer/1136965986

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-luck-child

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1511459537

Autographed paperback pre-order: https://uncommonuniverses.com/?product=the-luck-child-autographed-paperback-pre-order

Author Bio

Author Rebekah Shafer HeadshotRebekah Shafer is a thirty-something-year-old living in Georgia, USA, who got tired of spending an awful lot of time and energy trying to Be an Adult the Right Way.

Now she writes stories in a small house painted green on the inside, with plenty of jazz vinyl albums, a problematic front lawn, and two grey cats who look just enough alike to confuse house guests.

Find Her Online

Website: https://www.lanternleafpress.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorshafer/

Instagram: @rebekahnovella

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebekahnovella

Previous Older Entries

%d bloggers like this: