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Fresh Pick | DIVINE ENCOUNTER by JoAnna Grace
Fresh Pick / March 24, 2016

Fresh Pick for Thursday, March 24th, 2016 is DIVINE ENCOUNTER by JoAnna Grace #SupernaturalThursday About DIVINE ENCOUNTER Long before Avery McClain came into the picture, the gods set into motion encounters that would impact the future of her family… Keona and Piper Nadal are twins with a history that keeps them as far under the Olympian radar as possible. Their last name carries an automatic death sentence if the Thracian Master finds them. The last person they ever wanted to run into was a man with ties to the Castille Clan. Evander Castille, a healer, finds the gift of a lifetime in Keona Nadal, and Piper is exactly what his dear cousin, Hayden, is looking for. He wants nothing more than to get the girls to the safety of the Haven but they are scared. When Evander is warned to keep the twins away from the Haven, he has to wonder where the real danger lies. Rogue Olympians are working with Demons and no one is safe anymore. Start your journey with Divine Awakening! Buy DIVINE ENCOUNTER: Kindle| BN.com| iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR About JoAnna Grace…

Vampires, Shifters, Valkyries, Oh My!
Urban Fantasy / March 24, 2016

Not too long ago, the genre blew up with paranormal stories. Readers were gobbling up these stories like they were desserts, devouring them in mere hours. As a Paranormal Romance fan myself, I was one of these rabid readers and in that time, I’ve found some of my all-time favorite series and authors. At the top of the pack were vampire stories. Suddenly the threatening fangs and pale skin were seen as a thing of beauty rather than something to fear. Authors made the Urban Fantasies and Paranormal Romances featuring these undead creatures with their own little twists with them. To this day, there are some amazing series out there. I think a close second were shifter stories. Whether they were wolves, cats, bears or any other animal, shifter stories were gaining a lot of popularity as well. Some series even combined more than one paranormal creature, creating a mixed bag of goodies. These were some of my favorites. With the boom of the Paranormal, other creatures were starting to come out of the shadows. Fae, valkyries, witches and even mermaids were becoming muses from many writers, making the genre rife with anything you could possibly want! For this week’s…

Exclusive Excerpt: SUNSTONE’S FIRE by Lia Davis
Author Guest / March 24, 2016

A deadly family curse looms as Nate and Haylee fall in love. Can they find a way to break the curse and have a happily ever after or is Haylee’s fate to suffer the same curse as her ancestors? SUNSTONE’S FIRE (Curse in Stone, book 1) by Lia Davis *Please note this is an ARC copy of chapter one for the book is currently in edits. It may contain typos.* Chapter One – part four “Yeah.” From his questioning tone, she could tell he believed in spirits or had had an experience with them before. “You’re not scared, are you?” He smiled at her teasing. “Nope. So, that was a ghost that made me crash my car?” “Possibly.” It was strange that the spirits would show themselves. What was so special about that night? Oh, yeah. It was the first night of the full moon. Meeting Nate’s stare, she found herself captivated by his chocolate brown depths. For the first time in years, she felt at ease with another. “Would you like some tea?” He nodded. “I’d love some.” Just as they turned to the kitchen, a knock sounded on the front door. Wondering who it could be at the…

Chris Cannon | What does YA Mean?
Author Guest / March 24, 2016

I’m about to step up on my soap box. If everyone would pay attention for a moment, I will explain exactly what YA means. YA refers to the age of the character in the book, not the age of the reader. The character of a YA novel will more than likely be sixteen. The age of the reader can vary greatly. Some people say they don’t read YA because they are not teens. I’ve never been a male detective, but I enjoy mysteries. I’ve never been an alien, but I enjoy science fiction. I’ve never been a hobbit, but I enjoy Tolkien. Need I say more? So, why do I write YA? I love that during the teen years anything seems possible. It’s a time to figure out who you are. If you want to become a black belt, you can sign up for a Karate class. Now, I know I could still sign up for a Karate class as an adult. If I did, odds are I’d end up funding a new condo for my chiropractor. After a certain age the body does not bend and stretch and bounce like it used to. On a daily basis, there is…