Mask of Scarlet: Cover Reveal and Sales

I know what you’re thinking. “Cathrine you just did a cover reveal yesterday!” I did. that is very true. But this is for a different book. And I have sales for you so it’s really for the best if you want cheap and or free books.

You remember in September when I released a book with five other authors? Sarah Pennington was one of those authors and she is getting ready to release a sequel to her Frosted Roses book. I’m so excited for this book. That’s why I had to help with the cover reveal today.

Mask of Scarlet is the third book in the Bastian Dennel PI mystery series. It’s a 1920’s mystery set in a fantasy version of New York. There’s magic, mystery, and each book is a cleverly disguised fairy tale retelling. This one is Cinderella.

Book Description:

Mask of Scarlet

Bastian Dennel, PI #3

Bastian Dennel is a detective, not a matchmaker.

But he’s also not one to turn down easy mazuma. So when one of Innsjøby’s richest young sheiks hires him to find his so-called true love — a girl he’s met only once at a masked party — Bastian is on the case. After his last few high-risk adventures, he’s ready for a job where the hardest part will be collecting his payment. Sure, all he has to go on is a guest list and a description . . . but how hard can it be?

Of course, easy money always has a catch, and what should’ve been a simple search turns out to be anything but. Everyone seems to have their own opinion on who this mystery girl should be, whether or not it matches reality, and even the Families are getting involved. To make matters worse, Dayo is acting cagey, and Bastian doesn’t know why.

Bastian’s business is the truth. But what can he do when everyone around him has already decided what they want the truth to be? Find out in this Jazz-Age take on “Cinderella,” book three of the Bastian Dennel, PI mysteries!

Releases April 29th

Pre-order Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RQFLHCM

Add Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60307521-mask-of-scarlet

Author Bio:

Sarah Pennington has been writing stories since before she actually knew how to write, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. She is perpetually in the middle of writing at least one or two novels, most of which are in the fantasy and fairy tale retelling genres. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys knitting, photography, and trying to conquer her massive to-be-read list.

Find her online at: Author Site || WordPress Blog || Blogspot Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Amazon

To celebrate the third book going live for pre-order Sarah is offering the first two books for 99 cents each. Now is your chance to get caught up on this delightful series before the next book drops in April. But the sale is only for two days so don’t delay!

Find the rest of the series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09869T5NJ

But that’s not all…

Kendra E Ardnek is also running a sale. Her birthday is this month so she’s running a free promotion on many of her titles. But you should hurry, The sale ends today.

You can find all of her books here and then scan the selection for the free ones: https://www.amazon.com/Kendra-E.-Ardnek/e/B005GGULBQ

Mark your calendar for the end of April when The Scarlet mask releases as part of the Three Midnight Curfews collection. Three retellings of Cinderella.

Crown and Cinder: Pride and Prejudice derails Cinderella (The Austen Fairy Tales Book 2) by Kendra E. Ardnek.

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a girl, in possession of stepmother and stepsisters, must be in want of a fairy godmother to come whisk her away to some ball, where she might fall in love with a prince and live happily ever after…

Lizzy hates facts universally acknowledged.

Release date April 27th 2022

Pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09B4DG79B

Cindy Ellen: A Western Cinderella (Wunstuponia #3) by Rachel Roden.

Once upon a time, way out west…

Cindy Ellen runs the local store, selling supplies to foresters, ranchers, and prospectors while her stepmother gives her neverending orders and spoils her stepsisters. She can’t do anything right, even as she’s the only one doing anything. Can one ball change her life forever? Perhaps not, but at least it might give her one night of freedom.

Release date April 28th 2022

Pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/Cindy-Ellen-Western-Cinderella-Wunstuponia-ebook/dp/B099BC33F3

The Scarlet Mask (Bastian Dennel, PI Book 3) by Sarah Pennington

Bastian’s business is the truth. But what can he do when everyone around him has already decided what they want the truth to be? Find out in this Jazz-Age take on “Cinderella,” book three of the Bastian Dennel, PI mysteries!

Release date April 29th 2022

Preorder here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09RQFLHCM

A Super cover for a Super new book!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a couple years then you know that I am a huge fan of H.L. Burke’s Superheroes series. The newest installment is getting a cover today. This is actually the third boo in her YA spinoff series.

This novel is one I’m very hyped for. Marco is one of my favorite characters in the YA series, because he is an adorkable floof who just wants to do the right thing. He is my innocent little Marco-mallow and he looks so bad-ass on this cover. I am so worried about what this mean author is going to put him through.

When family’s involved, the line between hero and villain can get blurry.

15-year-old Marco Reyes has spent a year at a camp for at-risk superpowered teens, learning to control his fire throwing abilities in hopes of being a superhero someday. With his powers mastered, he wants nothing more than to return to his mother. His mother, though, may not be ready to care for him.

When Marco’s Mom blows off their meeting in San Diego, Marco’s guardians take it as a sign the woman isn’t responsible enough to care for her superpowered son. Marco, though, knows that this time something’s different from his mother’s other absences. He’s convinced someone’s taken her.

Slipping away from the safety of his camp family, Marco follows a clue that leads to a supervillain recruiting agency and allies with a supervillain who is after the same agency for her own reasons. Marco’s camp friends are on his trail, but will he find his mom before they bring him in? Or is his mother simply a pawn in a much deadlier scheme?

To celebrate the pre-order and cover reveal of book 3 in the Supervillain Rescue Project YA Superhero series, book 1 is free, book 2 is 99c, and for a limited time you can pre-order book 3 for 99c as well! Promotion ends February 12th, so act soon!

A character driven series filled with action, found family, and superpowered adventure!

Book 1 (free 2/8-12)

Power On

Jake’s family ties have turned to cuffs.

Born with the ability to fragment his body at a molecular level, Jake Lucas has devoted his life to his uncle’s supervillain gang. When he’s captured by superheroes, he’s certain his life is over at only sixteen.

To Jake’s surprise, he doesn’t end up in prison but at Camp Sable: an intervention project for at-risk super powered teens. Jake’s not interested in rehabilitation. As far as he’s concerned, the camp mentors are just a barrier between him and his true family, the Sand Fox gang.

Forced to work alongside the likewise screwed up duo of fire-powered Marco and electricity manipulator Laleh, Jake waits for the perfect escape opportunity. Having friends and the chance at a real family is more appealing than Jake originally thought, but going soft can cost a supervillain his life. Jake soon finds the forces fighting to control his life threatening to tear him apart.

Will Jake choose to remain the villain his uncle made him, or become the hero his new friends think he can be?

A Young Adult Superhero series featuring found family, friendship, and one superpowered ferret.

Book 2 (99c 2/8-15)

Power Play

It’s dangerous to go alone. Even for superheroes.

Laleh Ashe has found her first real friends at Camp Sable, a refuge for at-risk superpowered teens, but her politically ambitious mother has other plans. Mrs. Ashe is determined to send Laleh to a fancy, overseas boarding school—far from her friends and the life she’s come to love. To drown her sorrows, Laleh agrees to a table top role playing game with her friends, Marco and Jake, as well as the new girl at camp—shy, withdrawn Rian. Too bad no one warned her about Rian’s reality bending superpowers.

Sucked into a fantasy world created by Rian’s imagination, Laleh and her friends must scramble to master their magical new surroundings and complete their quest if they are to have any hope of getting home again.

This magical world is less fun than it sounds, but as Laleh and her friends face the various challenges, Laleh can’t help but remember that all that waits for her in the real world is separation from her friends and a life under the thumb of her overbearing mom. Maybe going home is seriously overrated.

Superheroes meet Portal Fantasy in this second book of the Supervillain Rescue Project Young Adult Series.

Book 3 (99c pre-order)

Power Through

When family’s involved, the line between hero and villain can get blurry.

15-year-old Marco Reyes has spent a year at a camp for at-risk superpowered teens, learning to control his fire throwing abilities in hopes of being a superhero someday. With his powers mastered, he wants nothing more than to return to his mother. His mother, though, may not be ready to care for him.

When Marco’s Mom blows off their meeting in San Diego, Marco’s guardians take it as a sign the woman isn’t responsible enough to care for her superpowered son. Marco, though, knows that this time something’s different from his mother’s other absences. He’s convinced someone’s taken her.

Slipping away from the safety of his camp family, Marco follows a clue that leads to a supervillain recruiting agency and allies with a supervillain who is after the same agency for her own reasons. Marco’s camp friends are on his trail, but will he find his mom before they bring him in? Or is his mother simply a pawn in a much deadlier scheme?

Black Friday Book Bonanza

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving yesterday, even if you are outside of the United States, there are always reasons to be thankful.

But now the food has been eaten and the dishes are done and thankfulness gives way to rampant consumerism.

I have some big news for you if you enjoy books. The news gets better if you also enjoy saving money on books.

It’s Black Friday so that means you get all the books at rock bottom prices!

Black Friday Ebook Sale $0.99 or Free! Princesses, Fey Folk, & Happily Ever Afters. http://sale.perrykirkpatrick.com

This sale has 136 different fantasy books. All the Ebooks are 99 cents or free. Including my own Runaway Lyrics which is 99 cents through the sale dates.

Remember the Frosted Roses Collection? Four out of the six book in that collection are on sale for 99 cents each.

Five Frosted Roses at Black Friday prices. http://sale.perrykirkpatrick.com

Look for: Runaway Lyrics, Gilded in Ice, Rose Petals and Snow Flakes, and Secrets of the Mountain, in fantasy and The Bear in historical fiction.

You can also check out The Clockwork FaerieTale Novellas, #1: Red As Blood It may not be a Frosted Rose but it looks like an amazing steampunk retelling of Snow White and Rose Red.

I know what you’re thinking, “I prefer physical books.” We’ve all been there, and I hear you.

Runaway Lyrics Paperbacks are on sale too!

Grab yourself a physical copy of Runaway Lyrics from Amazon for the low price of $8.99. That’s four whole dollars off the regular print price.

That’s all for now! I hope you and your families have a happy and safe holidays and also that your book haul may be large and satisfying.

Love and Memory and A Cover Reveal.

So I guess I was wrong when I said I was only going to do one post this week, Because I randomly had a cover reveal show up in my inbox yesterday.

Okay so it wasn’t random, I may have promised to do it and then not added it to my calendar of posts to schedule My bad, but I’m posting it now so you can take a break from your Black Friday online shopping.

So here it is the cover for Love and Memory the third book in The Rizkaland Legends series by Kendra E. Ardnek. Read to the end of the post for an exclusive snippet and a special sale.

Release Date: April 19th, 2021

The Rizkaland Legends #3

When a Queen forgets,

Her enemies rejoice in her weakness.

But when the Queen remembers,

They tremble in fear.

When a King loves,

His country rejoices with him.

But when that love is broken.

The land is broken, too.

Can Water and Fire join again?

Can Love and Memory be restored?

They spent years in Rizkaland. They ruled the land, forged friendships, built families, and made it their home. But then it was time to return to Earth, and their former lives just don’t fit anymore. Clara and Andrew struggle to reevaluate their priorities when hundreds of miles separate them. Reuben and Petra are lost as they seek a balance between their old friendship and their Rizkan marriage. And Ashna and Noraeto never planned to return, so what live is there for them on Earth?

When the unthinkable happens and a new enemy arises, they’re all thrown back into Rizkaland, into a young prince’s rise to power and struggle to build alliances for his kingdom. But they no longer belong in their other world, either.

Are good memories too much to bear?

Purchace Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CSYSSXS/

Add Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32674009-love-and-memory

Author inspiration:

So … Without going into who Rose and Richard are (you know if you’ve read LDTD), let’s just say that this was a pretty heartbreaking scene to write. And also a ton of fun.

Exclusive Snippet:

“Oh, hush,” said Kath, stepping forward. “She’s in love, and love can change a person. You know that.”

Rhoda rolled her eyes to Kath and shook her head. “I don’t even know this new Clara.”

Kath’s gaze drifted to Clara, and then her eyes fell. Her answer was a mumble. “Then we need to take the time to get to know this new Clara.”

Rhoda stared at her a long moment before rolling her eyes again. “Honestly, though, what’s gotten into her? Falling in love shouldn’t produce a one-eighty personality change like this.”

No, but falling into another world and being married for twenty-five years would.

Author Bio:

Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks.

Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || TikTok || Amazon

Black Friday Sale:

For Black Friday and in honor of this cover reveal, Kendra is offering:

book one, Water Princess, Fire Prince as a FREE ebook on Amazon,

book 2, Lady Dragon, Tela Du, is just 99 cents!

And, Broken, which is part 1 of Love and Memory, is free as well as an early read!

This sale is part of Perry Kirkpatrick’s Black Friday Sale, so do go check out all of the other books on offer for 99 cents or less!

“In case of boredom break glass.” Image is a book inside of an emergency box that normally has a fire extinguisher in it. In case you didn’t get the joke.

I knew posting this today would be a good thing. Now you can click right to the sale instead of remembering to come back later.

SVR 3: Reborn cover reveal and SALE!

So you may have seen me post on here a few times about The amazing H.L. Burke and her character driven Feels inducing superhero series, The Supervillain Rehabilitation Project.

I you have not yet started these books, then I have good news for you. Burke is running a sale until the 12th of October.

Free Prequel novella: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088LTTTP6/

Book One = Free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085X8N8FL

Book two = 99 cents: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BCFQ12F/

Book three = 99 cents preorder: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KP28CND/

You still have a few days left to take advantage of H.L. Burke’s SVR sale and get started on on this amazing series.

So much super hero goodness for less than two bucks!

Well, slightly over two bucks after tax, but still a really good deal.

Now I know I’ve already spoiled the cover by showing the sales graphics above, but just to make it official and all here’s a big version followed by the blurb. Though if you are like me and have already read the first two books in the series, you saw 99 cent preorder and have already “one clicked” to reserve your copy.

Supervillain Rehabilitation Project 3: Reborn

The worst blows come from those closest to your heart.

Idealistic superhero, Prism, has taken the Supervillain Rehabilitation Project to new heights. With her team thriving, her marriage to former supervillain, Fade, blissful, and her first child on the way, the life of her dreams is within reach … but supervillains never rest.

When a mysterious gang of criminals targets superhero facilities, Prism’s team springs into action. However, these villains have a nasty surprise in store for Prism: all its members are already dead … and one of them is a ghost from Prism’s past. One she can’t bring herself to take down.

Faced with an enemy who always strikes for the heart, Prism has impossible decisions to make. Choices that could cost her the things—and people—she cares for the most.

H.L. Burke

Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic. Her obsessions include dragons and tales about inner beauty and character overcoming extreme circumstances. Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.  

Media Links:

Website: https://www.hlburkeauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hlburkewriter 
Email Newsletter: https://app.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/f6o2i8  
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hlburkewriter/ 
Instagram: @burkesdragons

And if you love Steampunk, Magic and Faerie adventures, then you need to checkout the Spellsmith and carver series also by H.L. Burke. It has snarky magicians instead of snarky superheroes. Conveniently also on sale for a few days. Get them for 99 cents each. https://amzn.to/36GapuK

https://amzn.to/36GapuK

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