My sincere apologies if Amazon sent you the wrong book file of Dark Fates.
Authors sometimes band together and bring readers incredible box set collections. We do this for many different reasons. Personally, I like collaborating with other authors in my genre (or similar genres) because it’s fun, and working with a variety of brilliant authors teaches me a great deal about marketing and promotions. The readers get an unbelievable deal and the opportunity to sample many authors’ work for mere pennies! The authors benefit by reaching a broader audience. Everyone wins.
So when 3 months of hard pre-order work is squashed by Amazon making a ridiculous mistake and sending out nearly 4 thousand wrong book files, everyone loses.
But wait, there’s more. I won’t let one soul-crushing moment from Amazon delivering the wrong book to my precious and appreciated readers ruin the day –
HERE’S a FREE offer from the authors of Dark Fates –
If you would like a free ibooks or B&N copy of Dark Fates, sign up by clicking the appropriate link below. This is our way of trying to fix the problem and make things right after the mega-huge-mongo-enormous bookseller screws up and crushes 22 authors’ dreams at once.
FREE iBooks copy – CLICK HERE (sorry – giveaway is over)
FREE Barnes & Noble NOOK copy: CLICK HERE
***Because the authors have to collect names and emails, your free book from ibooks & Barnes and Noble may take a couple of days before it is gifted to you.
If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase Dark Fates right now for only 99 pennies:
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
This situation is truly out of my control and I am stuck waiting on my own copy of Dark Fates from Amazon just like you are. Does this surprise you? – of course I preordered my own book.
I can guarantee that I’m just as excited to see my published novel as much as any die-hard fans are. Being published is one of the most exciting days in an author’s life.
Amazon stated that they are working on correcting the problem. I sincerely hope they are and you receive your book soon.
Dark Fates is available now – at all OTHER major online ebook retailers.
So…I wrote a certain book last year.
It happened. I actually write sometimes when I’m not on facebook – (darn internet is always distracting me.)
Here’s the thing:
This particular book triggers the ever-loving crap out of people – in nearly bi-polaresque emotional latitudes. — I did not see this coming when I hit the publish button.
Here are some gems from the reviews the book has received:
“This story was so special. It moved me in a way a book hasn’t for a while, and I’m so glad I picked it up.”
“I found her character (Caspar) and also how Jasper responded to her advances to be incredibly offensive and really don’t believe that any young readers should read a book in which a diverse character is hated on and also poorly represented.”
“I have conflicted feelings about this book.”
“The girl we start out with is not the girl we end up with – and I love that.”
“This is a beautifully written book & a wonderful story…”
“What I loved about this book is the way the author used metaphors, and quotes to give a very unique aspect to this story. Loved how the author really went into how a young adult (19 year old, don’t confuse with genre) thinks, and rationalizes when they have lived in bad circumstances in life, and finding themselves with some romance without it being the main focus.”
One reviewer highly suggested I put a content/trigger warning on the book description because of the abuse scenes. (They’re not graphic, but emotional and horrible none the less.)
Have I done my job as a writer and made the reader feel something? — even if it’s bad? Did I fail miserably by not writing to market and stepping away from my other genres?
Do these mixed reviews make me question whether or not I shouldn’t have published this book in the 1st place?
Does anyone read coming-of-age edgy novels that push emotional boundaries and ask questions about life from a NA perspective?
I have my answers, but my answers are not your answers. That’s what is amazing and wonderful about fiction. Everyone perceives things in their own beautiful and unique way.
Here is my Novel Warning:
Do not read this book if you are sensitive about dysfunctional relationships and abuse scenes.
Do not read this book if you do not like coming-of-age stories.
Do not read this book if you think I have a LGBTQ agenda (I absolutely do not, btw. I couldn’t care less about the gender of the person you choose to include in your life and relationships. The fact that ONE character is bisexual does not mean I am representing a community of people. smh)
Do not read this book if you don’t like the writing style or the POV.
Do not read this book if you don’t like quotes. — there’s quotes and metaphors throughout the novel.
And you should absolutely not read this book if you can’t watch a young woman make bad choices, learn how to correct them and start her life over again.
READ this book if any of the above reviews sound like something you would enjoy!
I seriously appreciate all honest reviews! But, wow, this book in particular is making me want a pseudonym. <3
Did I write my heart in this novel? Yes, I did. Does that mean everyone will enjoy it? No, it doesn’t. Did I make an attempt to entwine wisdom, courage, creativity, unconditional love, forgiveness, passion, confusion, heartache, life lessons, entertainment, and so much more into this book? Yes, that was my goal.
“When We’re Entwined is a gripping, emotional modern day adventure with a glimpse of alternative lifestyles in America as one vibrant, young aerial gymnast realizes cruelty and injustice can be outweighed by kindness, humor, and compassion with the help of a most unlikely and wildly colorful cast of characters.”
Wishing you all the best,
Today’s spotlight author: W.J. May
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: Courage Runs Red
What if courage was your only option?
When Kallie lands a college interview with the city’s new hot-shot police officer, she has no idea everything in her life is about to change. The detective is young, handsome and seems to have an unnatural ability to stop the increasing local crime rate. Detective Liam’s particular interest in Kallie sends her heart and head stumbling over each other.
When a raging blood feud between vampires spills into her home, Kallie gets caught in the middle. Torn between love and family loyalty she must find the courage to fight what she fears the most and possibly risk everything, even if it means dying for those she loves.
Blood Red Series:
Courage Runs Red
Marked by Courage
“Please feel free to connect with me and share your comments. I love connecting with my readers.”
W.J. May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy. After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she’d loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off.
She is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and wherever else her little muses take her.
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Today’s spotlight author: Victoria Pinder
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: Call of the Dragon
Daphne Drake’s grandmother died and left her with nothing, so she takes a short term job to Italy as a personal assistant to see the world and save a little money. Once there she meets the mysterious Robert De Marco, a famous horror writer who loves to write dragon tales.
Robert recognizes that Daphne is his Dragon mate he went to find and he’s at first surprised by her innocence. He quickly marries her and returns to her Maine, where Daphne must either come into her powers or be destroyed. What neither of them expected was love to be another reason to win.
USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty-four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.
She’s always been determined. She is amazing, adventurous and assured on a regular basis. Her website is www.victoriapinder.com
You can download a free science fiction romance of Victoria’s here: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/e0CKX
Today’s spotlight author: T.F. Walsh
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: Demon’s Fever
A Hell Unleashed Novel
After falling for the enemy, there’s no going back.
After losing her dishwasher job, Cary Stone finds herself broke and homeless. And, oh yeah, she’s also a half-demon who has to stay in hiding because everyone wants her dead. Awesome. So when she’s offered a job to hunt demons at Argos Inc., she jumps at the chance to get a new lease on life. But in order to keep the job, she has to pass a series of tests…all of which she fails miserably.
Failing isn’t an option as Cary has to do whatever it takes to nail this opportunity. And then there is the hotshot demon hunter that is sexy motivation to reach her goal… but if he knew she what she really was, he’d want her dead too. Can things get any worse?
Levi Walker is pissed off. Seriously. After being the best demon hunter at Argos Inc. since forever, they want to screw him by not paying him for the jobs? Nope, Levi decides it’s time to go. Or at least it was until a hunt he’s on spins wildly out of control and causes a catastrophic loss…and everyone at Argos blames Levi. Now faced with being sued for the damage, Levi begins pursuing the evidence to clear his name. Jumping right into the fray, Levi soon finds himself in mortal danger. But he’s a fighter who’ll battle until the end…which may come sooner rather than later, now that he’s met a beautiful and mysterious hunter at Argos and can barely keep his mind on the job.
Will Levi stay alive long enough to find the proof to clear his name and leave Argos for good or will Cary prove to be the sexy and dangerous distraction that he just can’t ignore?
Amazon Bestselling Author, TF Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.
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Today’s spotlight author: Rebecca Chastain
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: A Fistful of Evil
A Fistful of Evil by Rebecca Chastain
Madison’s new job would be perfect, if not for all the creatures trying to eat her soul…
Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing.
On the positive side, her money problems are over and her coworker is smoking hot. On the negative side, evil creatures now actively hunt her, and deadly experiences are becoming the norm.
When she thinks it couldn’t get worse, a powerful evil sets up shop at a local hotel’s video game convention, and it’s got its eye on more than the gaming geeks—it’s hungry for Madison’s soul. Madison needs to become an expert illuminant enforcer overnight to save her job, her region…and her life.
A Fistful of Evil is a fresh new adult urban fantasy from the author of the well-loved Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles. For a wildly imaginative story packed full of supernatural horrors, kick-butt action, and laugh-out-loud moments, you won’t want to miss this series starter.
Excerpt from A Fistful of Evil:
Today’s spotlight author: Lisa Manifold
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: Three Wishes
What I wouldn’t give for a do-over…
That’s the overwhelming thought for Tibby Holloway after a long night of eating too much ice cream and going over her missed chances.
She wakes up the next morning to find a free-lancing djinn sitting on her bed who makes her what could be the offer of a lifetime. He’ll give her three chances-three wishes-to go back and change her life. She can change her career, find the man she loves, go back and do it right this time.
But there’s a catch.
She can’t stay in any of the new lives her wishes create. Once she’s gone back three times, the djinn will decide where she ends up.
To find out what might have been, she has to give up control over what will be.
Would it be better to not even know?
That is a chance she’ll have to take-if she wants to have her Three Wishes.
Excerpt from Three Wishes:
I walked into the conference room. This would be a piece of cake. The dispute wasn’t all that big of a deal, although our client was making one out of it. Like all Granddad’s friends, everything was a big deal. Probably why they were all, to a man, rich as Croesus. Maybe I needed to get that mindset.
Then I laughed and shrugged such a thought away. I’d go insane. Kind of like most of Granddad’s friends.
“Mr. Barrington?” I held out my hand to the older gentleman in the room. He stood with two younger men, and he turned when I said his name.
“I’m Tabitha Holloway, and this is my partner, Bryant Higgs. We represent—”
Two different voices called me by my nickname. Both held tones of shock and surprise. I opened my mouth to respond when I looked, really looked at who was talking to me.
Oh my god. I felt faint suddenly when I realized who they were.
Just as suddenly, I looked around for the telltale flash of glitter. I was going to end up back in my room four years earlier. I could feel it.
Lisa Manifold is fortunate to live in the amazing state of Colorado with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and one offended cat. She enjoys skiing and carting kids and dogs to wherever they need to go, and she adores “treasure hunting” at local thrift stores. Her other hobbies include costuming within her favorite fandoms and periods.
Lisa is very (probably overly) involved with her regional writers’ organization, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. To her great surprise and delight, Lisa was awarded the RMFW 2016 Independent Writer of the Year award. She is the author of the Sisters Of The Curse series, the Heart of the Djinn series, The Realm series, the latter two which have books releasing in 2017, and a new series called The Aumahnee Prophecy.
Today’s spotlight author: Kristin D. Van Risseghem
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos
The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
Zoe Jabril could be just another 17-year-old girl attending parties with her friends and checking out cute guys—except her best friend is a Guardian Angel, and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, half-angel, both sent to Earth to protect her. A high school classmate happens to be a trendsetting shopaholic fairy. And now there’s a new werewolf in town.
Zoe has to deal with her feelings toward Shay, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. Now Zoe is under constant attack from demons, trying to kill and stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite the Enlightens to battle evil. Then on top of that, between boring homework and drama with girls at school, she has to control new found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
In order to do so, Zoe must devise a kick-ass plan ASAP or watch everyone die, because she’s running out of time. She turns eighteen in two months—the date Armageddon kicks off.
Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small town along the Mississippi River with her parents and older sister. Currently, Kristin lives in Minnesota with her husband and two Calico cats. She also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she absolutely has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.
In the summer months, Kristin can usually be found lounging on her boat, drinking an ice cold something. Being an avid reader of YA and Women’s Literature stories, she still finds time to read a ton of books in-between writing. And in the winter months, her main goal is to stay warm from the Minnesota cold!
Kristin’s books are published by Kasian Publishing. The first book in the series entitled: The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos has won the 2015 New Apple Award in the Fantasy category.
Today’s spotlight author: K.J. McPike
Novel featured in the Dark Fates boxed set: Xodus
Xodus by K.J. McPike
All Lali Yavari wanted for her sixteenth birthday was for her mom to come back. Instead, she starts flashing between realities and seeing people disappear before her very eyes. Then the unsettling Kai Awana shows up at school, and Lali soon discovers she has inherited the ability to astral project—with a surprising twist. When Kai offers to use his own unique ability to help Lali find her mother in exchange for her help on a misguided mission, she can’t refuse … even if she’s not quite sure she can trust him.
Don’t miss this multi-award-winning urban fantasy adventure, where what one girl learns about her mother’s past will make her question everything she thought was true—and just might put her family in even more danger.
Multi-award-winning author K.J. McPike grew up in rural Virginia, where she started writing stories as a way to escape small-town horrors like Drive Your Tractor To School Day. (Yes, that was an official part of her high school’s spirit week.) Nowadays, she has embraced the nomad life and has lived in Spain and Thailand, as well as all over the United States. Her travels have also taken her to places like Argentina, Turkey, Portugal, England, Italy, Mexico, and Ireland, and she is actively adding more to the list. No matter where she is around the globe, she is likely consuming too much caffeine and spending more time in coffee shops than her own apartment.
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