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Release Blitz – The Butterfly Box: An SASS Anthology

 

Free your imagination as you delve into this eclectic mix of healing tales from eight authors, just as different as their stories. Lift the lid and take a peek inside The Butterfly Box.

The Authors and The Stories

Kate Vine
Half Full
Contemporary NA

Sometimes making the split second decisions are fruitful and give you the best outcome and that’s the best ones.
But what if you made a split second decision and it changed all your life.

Not in the best kind of way.

What if you had to live with regrets of that one night ?

What if that one night changed who you were and made you someone different?

What if that night made you look different?

One decision.

One push of the gas pedal.

…Everything changes…

Brooke May
A Second Chance
Paranormal NA

Derek:
Life isn’t all sunshine and love like they tell you when you are a child. Life is about pain, especially mine. I live mine with a daily reminder of the fact that I didn’t fight for the woman I love… I didn’t go after her when I wanted to.

My heart is wrecked, my chest in a vice, and yet I am somehow supposed to keep going, to live with it…

So day after day, I live with it, until Annabelle walks back into my life, and she is as beautiful as I remember.

Annabelle:
Free is how I have lived since I left Fetterman.

I try my best to ignore the pain of my past, but my mind always turns back to him and all the questions I have. I am stubborn, I’m well aware of that, and I’ve never been able to bring myself to go back there until now.

The man who is supposed to be my father is ill and I have business to do with him.

I don’t expect to see him, Derek.

I don’t expect him to be even more handsome than ever… angrier than ever.

I don’t know what I expect, and I certainly don’t expect a second chance…

KM Neuhold
Unbreakable
Contemporary NA

Amie:
My life was perfect. Perfect fiancé, dream job working as a veterinarian at a local zoo, and crazy awesome friends. And then I got sick. The diagnosis was a complete shock, too much of a shock for my fiancé. Now I’m trying to get my feet back underneath me and figure out what to do now that my time is running out.

Parker:
After years of crushing on my gorgeous, unavailable neighbor she’s finally single and I’m not about to miss my shot with her. The only problem is, something is going on with her. For some reason she’s spiraling out of control and I have every intention of being there to catch her when she hits bottom. She may think she’s alone in whatever she’s going through, but she wasn’t expecting me.

Rebecca M. Gibson
After The Noise Dies
Historical NA

“They turn off the lights with a click. I’m plunged back into darkness, back into hell.”

Percy is a lieutenant in The Great War. After an evening attack, that leads to his hospitalisation, his reality begins to crumble. Believing himself captured by the Germans, he has but one hope…if only he can remember her face.

Ida waits in terror for news of her husband. Not long married, she feels lost without him. When the dreaded telegram arrives, she knows she will do absolutely anything to get him back. This is, if he’ll let her…

Tricia Copeland
Lovelock Ones: Native One
Dystopian YA

Despite unparalleled global warming and mandatory genetic typing, Jema and Troy’s high school experience in Port Orford, Oregon seems decent enough. But as a second worldwide flu epidemic threatens, their parents send them to a remote Nevada community. Lovelock is an ancient cave a group has transformed into a base camp. With Jema’s sister’s life in the balance, she and Troy must decide whether to risk exposing the group to save her. Will they jeopardize many for one? Find out in Native One, a young adult novella.

Eleanor Lloyd Jones
Heart Of Life
Romance NA

Trust no one.

Stick together.

Do it your way.

A life of hardships is an endless road for Jess, but with her soul mate by her side, anything is doable; everything is within reach.

Until tragedy strikes…

And when tragedy strikes, it leaves an unsettled feeling in its wake—a feeling that nothing will ever be quite the same again.

Riann C. Miller
Returning Home
Contemporary NA

“You don’t meet the love of your life when you’re just a kid.”

Samantha
I lost count of the times I was told to move on. To get over the boy who stole a piece of my heart and kept it with him long after he unexpectedly left town. You can’t force someone to love you and it’s impossible to love enough for two, but I tried.

My life moved forward. My heartache slowly lessened. My reasons for living evolved but my heart never forgot. That’s why when Luke Runyan finally returned home, he turned my life upside down.

Luke
My world revolved around her. I would do anything to make my girl happy, that included setting her free.

Without my permission, life marched on but when I closed my eyes at night, she was always the first to greet me. I should have known that returning home would wreak havoc on my life and I should have known even one glance in her direction would make leaving without her a second time practically impossible.

Katie Fox
The Heart Of Him
Contemporary NA

One day. One hour. One second.

That’s all it takes for everything to change…

Cassidy Porter is barely holding it together. She lives everyday of her life with a heavy weight on her chest, searching for that one moment when she can catch her breath and not feel the pain that serves as a constant reminder of all that she’s lost.

Until him…

Samuel Copeland spends his days in the local coffee shop, watching and observing, trying to make sense of his life and the second chance he’s suddenly been given. He doesn’t know how to move forward or where to begin.

Until her…

Brought together by fate, or perhaps—more simply—the hearts beating within their chests, the two form an unexpected bond, one that has them asking: can two hearts be destined only to beat for each other?

Connect with the Authors

Kate Vine
Brooke May
KM Neuhold
Rebecca M Gibson
Tricia Copeland
Eleanor Lloyd-Jones
Riann C Miller
Katie Fox

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Nightmarish Move From Hell

scanner-fear-3-1251133-638x452I think this has had to have been my most stressful move in my history of moving, and the sad part is we only moved right next door!

It started out pretty well. We paid for an extra week at the old place so we can gradually move our stuff over, and we were right on schedule to have everything out and the place cleaned up. Then I got food poisoning from a Chinese place near here. I could barely do anything for days, so we fell behind. On the last day we ended up being there until 3am just trying to get the place cleaned up. It was a nightmare.

Then to make matters worse, our internet company tried telling us they couldn’t connect our internet because there were no available ports. We were simply transferring our account to the new house. We had a port at the old house… so we couldn’t understand what the problem was. After a week of dealing with that, we finally decided to move to a different company, and lo and behold, we have internet… finally!

Now I have so much to catch up on. I’m just glad I thought to schedule the author spotlights well in advance. I only missed one that was due to be published yesterday so I can just get that set up today and I’ll be on track.

Oh, and because it took so long to get the internet reconnected, I had to reschedule the release for Shadow Stalker Part 3. It will now be released on the 14th of December. Sorry for any inconvenience, especially to those who have pre-ordered. I suppose on the plus side, it will be available at the special $1.99 price for longer. It will go to the regular $3.99 price after the release.

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Virtual FantasyCon Coming in October!

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Virtual FantasyCon is a fun and interesting online event happening in October and best of all it’s free. The location is your computer. You can drop by any day during the event and check out the booths for that day. There will be authors, bloggers, editors, artists, and publishers to list just a few. There will be a Cosplay booth, Blog Hop Hunt booth, panel discussions, and a new booth this year an Author Cache Sale booth (This booth is new and is only for the participating authors on the day of each event. Books on sale for $1.99 or 0.99 can list these books in the comment section below for guests to find and buy.) It is put together by lovely people like Carol March, Raven Williams, Denise Garrou, and others who have worked behind the scenes to make this event happen.

It’s a place to catch up on your favorite author and discover new authors. There is epic fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, children’s fantasy, and YA fantasy to name just a few of the different types of authors that will have a booth during the event.

To find out more about the event check out the following social media links:

Check out these other tour participants!

One of the authors attending is Debbie Manber Kupfer, and she has shared a guest post as a preview to the upcoming events:

Ladybugs and Werecats

ladybugMy fascination with Shapeshifters started at a young age. When I was eight years old I turned into a ladybug. I imagined what it would be like to live inside such a tiny spotty frame, how it would feel to contract and to fly. I wrote the story and sent it off to the Puffin Post and a few months later was thrilled to find my name in the magazine with a mention for my ladybug story.

And so it began. Shifter stories have always held power for me. Maybe because it seems like the perfect escape, perfect way to hide and while it was fun to get inside the head of that ladybug, in truth that would not be such a useful form to choose. Too easy to get squished. No, if I were to choose a form it would have to be a cat – my favorite animal and one that is oh so versatile. A cat shifter can blend into the shadows.

In the P.A.W.S. universe there are three kinds of cat shifters (so far). Shapeshifters like Miri and her grandparents received their magic from charms of silver that were passed on through the generations. Animagi, like Danny and Lilith, choose cat forms for their versatility and adaptability, and sometimes their sharp teeth and claws. And then there are the werecats.

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The first werecat was Griddlebone. He was created by a Nazi scientist as a weapon, but cats don’t like to be controlled and Griddlebone escaped and joined forces with the resistance and a whole new community of werecats were born. We first meet Griddlebone in his origin story in Sins of the Past, but will delve deeper into his character and the community he created in Umbrae (P.A.W.S. 3). All being well this should be out in early 2017.

I hope you’ll all come along for the journey – and like Griddlebone is fond of saying remember to Never Underestimate a Cat!

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