Monday, 28 April 2014

Blog Tour - Soul Scavengers by Lisagh J. Winters

Spooks and sexy investigators. Yummy :P

Psychic medium Olivia Emerson is young, gutsy, and out to prove she’s got what it takes to hang with the big boys. Although haunted by a past that threatens to consume her, Olivia accepts a job on a snow covered island that could make or break her career. She just needs to keep her past where it belongs- behind her. She knows this job could be her foot in the door, and hopefully the vehicle she needs to break into the business and take the next step up. The only problem; she’ll be working with him.
Paranormal investigator Sullivan Wilde has a healthy dislike for anyone claiming to hear or communicate with spirits. To him, they’re all frauds. He learned firsthand that just because you want to believe, doesn't make it real. 

When Sullivan’s forced to work with Olivia, he’s not happy about it. She exasperates him, pushes his buttons, and doesn't have a shut off valve for that mouth of hers. He doesn't believe in her ‘gift’, and makes no apologies for it. Yet, as much as he tries to deny it, there’s something about Olivia that gets under his skin. The moment they’re left alone on the dock of the island, devoid of living inhabitants, everything changes. Some unhappy spirits, coupled with Olivia and Sullivan’s burgeoning feelings for one another leave them with no choice but to rely on one another if they want to make it through the night. Can Sullivan and Olivia put their differences aside in order to finish the job and walk out alive?

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Ten Fun Facts about Lisagh

1 - I learned to fly a Cessna 172
2 - talented singer and artist (attached a sample of my artwork)
3 - I am a firm believer in organic, heirloom seeds, and anti-GMO
4 - I am a Pagan. I am an Earth Magic being
5 - I traveled across Canada with my 12 year old son, not knowing where we were going or          what was going to happen
6 - I had Dalmatians my whole life
7 - My dream car is a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
8 - My guilty pleasures are Johnny Depp, Jerry O' Connell, and Mariana's Trench, lol. 
9 - I have been writing since I was twelve. It was a romance.
10 - Do not look my real age


“You? You’re the clairvoyant?” This had to be a joke somebody was playing on him, and it pissed him right off. He made a mental note to choke Arnav when he got back home. “How old are you, fifteen?” No wonder she took the bus. She was a damned kid, probably too young to drive!
“Nice to meet you, too.” Olivia frowned and followed him around the vehicle. “Fifteen? What are you, blind?”
He gave her an appreciative glance up and down her dripping frame. “Absolutely not, I assure you. So answer the question. Do I need to sign some sort of parental permission slip?” he asked, turning away from her and digging through his pockets for a pen.

About the Author

Lisagh J. Winters is the author of Soul Scavengers, and has been writing since she was a small child. She is also an accomplished artist and loves to play the guitar. Lisagh grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and learned how to fly a Cessna 172 when she was 25 years old. She's an avid aviation and paranormal ghost show junkie, and a dedicated earth magician. 
Lisagh spent her younger years moving around a lot, and now resides in Cape Breton, Canada, with her seven cats and three dogs. She can be contacted at:  

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Cover Reveal - The Rousing by Paula Black and Jess Raven

You want to see it?  You know you do. Ta da!

Expected  publication date : April 13th 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Length: 25,000 words, 100 pages in print, approx
When unwelcome stranger Jack Pembroke arrives in Darcy McShane’s rural coastal village, the last thing she anticipates is falling for him, but a deadly storm, a night of unrestrained passion and the rousing of an ancient Irish myth conspire to change her life irrevocably.
From the authors of The Becoming Trilogy, The Rousing is an adult romance novella, set on the wild coast of Southern Ireland. The story blends mystery and eroticism with a paranormal twist on an ancient Celtic vampire legend said to have inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Due to graphic scenes of sex and violence, The Rousing is recommended to an 18+ readership.
The authors would like to extend the invitation to bloggers and reviewers to contact them for ARC copies. There are limited copies available and it's on a first come, first serve basis, so if  you're interested, hit them up on :) 

Blog Tour - Dark Angel by Christine Pope

Dream men, dark forces, magic and an interview.  

The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, #1

Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Publication Date: March 30, 2014
Print Length: 233 pages

Finding the man of your dreams can be a real nightmare….

As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match.

But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin.

Darkangel is the first book in The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, a paranormal romance trilogy set in the haunted town of Jerome, Arizona.


I managed to snag Christine for a quick Q&A. I just love seeing inside our authors heads ;)

Tell us 5 things that make you happy

My husband, my dog, the view of Sedona’s red rocks out my back window, that feeling of being completely immersed in another world when the writing is doing well, and being able to work from home.

What makes your perfect man, perfect? What do you look for in a hero?

Intelligence, a sense of humor about himself and the world in general. Someone who pays attention – not just to me, but to others and what’s going on in the world. I look for those same things in a hero; a lot of the male protagonists in my books aren’t your standard “alpha male” because in real life that type of man tends to drive me nuts.

What qualities make up your least favourite heroine?

Stupidity, selfishness, narrow-mindedness. I’ve read some books where the heroine was so self-absorbed and so clueless about what was going around her I seriously wanted to throw the book across the room.

Do you have any quirks? When writing, or otherwise?

I can’t write in total silence. I have to have the earphones on and my special playlist for that particular novel going, or I just can’t get into the right head space. 

Do you have any hobbies that you take part in when you aren’t writing?

These days I’m either writing or running my freelance business, so I don’t have a lot of free time. When I do, I like to go exploring around Sedona and environs, including Jerome and Flagstaff.

What do you like to read?

A little bit of everything. I tend to binge-read – I’ll go on a tear and read a bunch of mysteries, then get tired of that and move on to fantasy or science fiction for a while before I move on to maybe contemporary romance or historical romance for a change of pace. 

If you had to pick one of your characters to survive a zombie apocalypse with, who would it be and why?

Definitely Eryk Thorn from Blood Will Tell/The Gaia Gambit. I figure the galaxy’s most notorious mercenary/assassin is probably a good person to have at your side during the zombie apocalypse.

Tell us a bit about how the idea for your book came about.

I actually got the idea for Darkangel from a dream I had about six months ago. The climactic scene is almost exactly what I saw in my dream – I just had to build the rest of the book around it.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you most partial to? Which do you indulge in the most? 

These days, probably gluttony. There are just too many good places to eat in Sedona!

Who is the person who most inspired you? Either in your life, or writing?

I think it has to be my mother. She went through a lot of difficult periods in her life, but she always managed to maintain a positive attitude and achieved a great deal. 

Do you have a favourite quote? 

“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”—André A. Jackson

Can you tell us a little about your latest project?

Right now I’m working on the second book in the Witches of Cleopatra Hill trilogy. I don’t want to say too much, in order to avoid spoilers, but there will be a lot more about the mysterious Wilcox clan in this one.

      Last but not least, if you could be anyone else in the world, who would it be, and why? 

      Honestly, right now I’m not sure I’d want to be anyone else. I’m enjoying my life enormously and really wouldn’t want to change places with anyone!

Thank you Christine. It was lovely getting to know you a little better :)

Author Bio

A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Christine writes as the mood takes her, and her work includes paranormal romance, and fantasy and science fiction/space opera romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She fell in love with Sedona, Arizona, while researching the Sedona Trilogy and now makes her home there, surrounded by the red rocks. No alien sightings, though...not yet, anyway!

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Blog Tour - Forbidden by Lori Adams

A sexy war between angels  and demons. Who wouldn't want to be caught in the middle? ;) 

By Lori Adams
Publisher:  Random House- Flirt
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date:  April 15, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-345-54925-9

Lori Adams gives New Adult a haunting paranormal twist with the first novel of The Soulkeepers, a series that blends ancient legends and new myths with an enchanting mix of thrills, humor, and high drama.

When Sophia St. James learns that she’ll be moving from Los Angeles to a podunk town somewhere in Connecticut for her senior year of high school, she isn’t expecting an otherworldly encounter. But there is more to Haven Hurst than meets the eye: it’s home to a family of Guardian Angels, and she is the only one who can see them in spirit form. Sophia soon realizes she wants to see much more of Michael, an irresistible yet volatile Guardian who seems drawn to her too.

As Michael battles his forbidden desire for the beautiful young newcomer, one of Hell’s most notorious Demon Knights arrives. Handsome and charismatic, Dante has come to claim the reincarnated soul of his lost lover trapped in Sophia. Cursed with the demon of Persuasion living inside him, Dante will use his seductive charms to lure Sophia into a dangerous game that ends with the kiss of death—unless Michael, who has captured Sophia’s heart, can now capture her soul.

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By Lori Adams
Publisher:  Random House- Flirt
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date:  July 15, 2014

The thrills continue in Lori Adams’s addictive series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers—featuring the hottest love triangle in this life . . . or the next.

Sophia St. James has every reason to be happy: she survived the kiss of death from the seductive Demon Knight Dante and is free to be with Michael, her sexy Guardian Angel. She eagerly begins her Awakening to become a Spirit Walker and help lost souls cross over. But her training is fraught with setbacks, and Michael begs her to stop. The life of a Spirit Walker is far too dangerous, and he won’t be able to protect her.

Then Dante returns, threatening to drag Sophia to Hell so they can finally be together. Terrified of losing everything she has worked for, Sophia turns the tables on Dante, luring him into a deception that may get them both killed. The stakes climb even higher when Dante’s ally, Wolfgang, emerges from Hell with one order: kill Sophia. Will Michael once again be Sophia’s saving grace or will the Awakening give her the power she needs to save herself?

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Author Bio

Lori Adams is the author of the Soulkeepers series: Forbidden, Awaken, and the upcoming Unforgiven. She wrote her first book—about scary sharks—at the age of eight. Now she writes New Adult, young adult, and middle-grade fiction. Originally from Oklahoma, Adams lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Blog Tour - The Elemental Detective by Kirsten Weiss

A bit of supernatural detective work going down in this series of books :) Pick them all up and get to reading! 

Riga Hayworth, Book 5
Published by: Misterio Press
December 21, 2013
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
Word Count: 70,647
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Mermaids, menehunes, and murder.
Riga Hayworth just wants to relax with her new husband on their Hawaiian honeymoon. But a body on a Kauai beach pulls them into a murder investigation, sending the supernatural world into an uproar.

When Riga detects traces of magic at a murder scene, she knows she can’t ignore the call. There’s necromancy afoot, and she must prepare for the battle to come. But can Riga fight the forces of nature? Or will they destroy her and everyone she loves?

Book five in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels, The Elemental Detective is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy blending romance with the supernatural, and exploring the magic of Hawaii.

Others in the Series

Riga Hayworth, Book 1
October 24, 2011
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Tarot, the Archetypes, Good Wine... and a Dog Named Dog.
When Riga Hayworth finds her new client dead, she smells a set up of metaphysical proportions. Now, to find a killer, Riga must travel from San Francisco to the underworld... and make it back alive.
Riga's client, Helen Baro, believes her husband is trying to kill her. One problem: her husband died in a car crash last year. Riga isn’t sure what to think. Is Helen mad? Is someone else trying to harm the woman? Or is this really a case of attempted murder from beyond the grave? But then Helen is found dead, leaving a strange haiku and tarot for a clue, and Riga is hurled into an investigation that threatens the detective and those she loves.
An urban fantasy based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Metaphysical Detective explores the power of the archetypes through the double lens of tarot and Greek mythology.

Riga Hayworth, Book 2
May 31, 2012
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Where Alchemy, Demons, and Good Wine Collide... with a Lake Monster Named Tessie.
A psychic has been murdered in an occult ceremony and the police pay a visit to Riga Hayworth, metaphysical detective. But this time, she’s not a consultant on the case. She’s a suspect.
There’s a storm on the horizon.
Riga’s lost her magic and has come to Lake Tahoe to recover and spend quality time with her new love. But life for Riga is never that simple. A psychic’s been murdered, and the police believe Riga has a connection to the crime.
They’re right.
And if that’s not enough, Riga is drafted as the host of a reality TV show about the local lake monster, and her niece is rejecting her metaphysical abilities. Juggling demons, daimons, and angry tarot card readers, Riga must catch a killer before she becomes the next target.
The Alchemical Detective is an urban fantasy exploring the world of alchemy and the imagination.

Riga Hayworth, Book 3
October 19, 2012
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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A Fast-paced Urban Fantasy
When Riga Hayworth’s lover is arrested, she’s determined to unearth the truth, no matter the cost. But life - and death - get in the way.
All Riga wants is to clear the name of her almost-fiancée, Donovan Mosse. But a death faerie has other plans for her, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman with a house full of murderous relatives. The only way to stop this killer is to figure out who he, or she, is before the next strike. As the two cases become entangled, Riga must choose between facts and faith, and decide just how far she’s willing to go for love.
The Shamanic Detective is a paranormal mystery set in Lake Tahoe, exploring shamanism, the shadow, and the world of the fae.

Riga Hayworth, Book 4
Published by: Misterio Press
May 21, 2013
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives.
When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée... That’s a problem.
Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer walks away from her pre-wedding party, she believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?
Marrying romance, mystery, and the metaphysical, The Infernal Detective is a fast-paced urban fantasy, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.

“A high-voltage, cleverly spun mystery, that I couldn't put down. Riga Hayworth is addictive.”
- Diana Orgain, Best-selling author of The Maternal Instincts Mysteries

Author Bio

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery series: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, and The Elemental Detective.

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine. 
You can connect with Kirsten through the social media sites below, and if the mood strikes you, send her an e-mail at



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