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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Beyond the Gardens by Sandra C. Lopez


Beyond
the Gardens
by
Sandra C. Lopez

Genre:
Teen Fiction 

At
the age of 18, Esperanza Ignacio begins her college years at an
upscale Los Angeles art school, where she studies to fulfill her
long-term dream in Animation. But she soon learns the truth to the
old folktale: “you can take the girl out of the barrio, but you
can’t take the barrio out of the girl.” Even though she’s
getting financial aid, Esperanza works a part-time job during her
break from classes just to make ends meet. Her roommate, Anna, is
what she calls a “chicana from Beverly Hills” because of the rich
daddy and the new car she got for her quinceañera.


Things
get a little confusing for Esperanza when an old friend comes looking
for her, hoping to start a meaningful relationship. But is Carlos the
right guy for her? She never even considered him to be anything more
than a friend since high school. Then comes Jake, a gorgeous
mechanic, who shares her passion for books and loves her for who she
is. What’s a girl to do?

Strength
and determination help pave the way for the future. And, as she
approaches her graduation, she is faced with a difficult decision:
should she leave Los Angeles and leave behind her family, her home,
and everything she’s known? Ever since she was born in the
California barrio of Hawaiian Gardens, she’s always had to look
over the fence, wondering what she’s been missing. Now she’s
taking a flying leap over to see what’s beyond the little barrio.
What’s beyond her family, her friends, and her past? What’s
beyond the little nothing town, where dreams don’t exist? What’s
beyond The Gardens? Is it life, love, a future? The story of
Esperanza is finally concluded in this wildly entertaining and
heart-warming sequel.






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Esperanza
A
Latina Story
by
Sandra C. Lopez
Genre:
Teen Fiction









Sandra
C. López is one of today's influential Latina authors in Young Adult
literature. Her first novel, Esperanza:
A Latina Story
,
was published in March 2008 WHILE she
was still in college. Since then she has published several other
books, including the Single Chicas series. She was named as one of
"2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch" by Latino
Stories, and her book, Beyond
the Gardens
,
was a Silver Medal winner of the 2016 Global Ebook Awards in
Multicultural Fiction and won first place in the Int'l Latino Book
Awards. She also works as a freelance illustrator and graphic
designer. Art, literature, and travel are her passions, and she aims
to keep doing them as long as she can. For inquiries regarding events
and projects, please contact her directly.





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Awakened by Charlene Johnson



Awakened
Circle
of the Red Scorpion Book 5
by
Charlene Johnson


Genre:
Paranormal Romance

Fierce
warrior, Dhampir and Pureblood royalty, Dominic Rinaldi had
everything but the one thing he desired - someone to awaken his
heart. For centuries, he conquered Rogues, Purebloods, and other
preternatural creatures. There was always another battle to be
won.


After
another long hunt, he decided it was time settle down, only to be
betrayed in the cruelest way by his Pureblood
girlfriend.

Heartbroken,
Dominic gave up on finding love until he rescued a beautiful human
from a vampire he thought long dead.

Chantelle
Mallory was the woman he’d been looking for. The connection between
them was immediate and sizzled with heat but would she be able to
accept what he was? There were things in life even love couldn’t
overcome.

As
Dominic struggled with his feelings for Chantelle, a new threat
emerged that would shift the balance of power within the entire
vampire species forever.










Returned
Circle
of the Red Scorpion Book 4

Broderick
and Elise were finally rekindling their relationship after being
apart for decades when she is taken from the balcony of their family
home. He suspects Elijah, an ancient Mayan vampire is the one who
took her. He is the vampire who found her in the forest after her
transformation and taught her everything she needed to know about her
new vampire life.
Finding
out any information about Elijah has proven to be problematic.There
is no written record of his existence.
A
series of shocking revelations brings Broderick and his team closer
to finding Elijah and Elise.
But
Elise is not the only one who has been taken. Weres from across
multiple were communities are also missing.
The
fate of Elise and the missing weres comes down to the self-sacrifice
of a single were-jaguar.
Will
the love story Broderick and Elise fought so hard for end here?








Dawned
Circle
of the Red Scorpion Book 3 (Prequel)

From the Circle of
the Red Scorpion series, is the love story that started it all.
Deep in the forest,
Broderick Devereaux found her so unexpectedly and was instantly
mesmerized.
He was the dark,
handsome stranger Elise Munro dreamed of but never thought she’d
find.
Despite their
differences, Broderick and Elise started a life together and thought
they had it all.  But internal demons and secrets threatened to
destroy their happiness. 
While Elise was
becoming a celebrated artist, Broderick tirelessly fought to put
Solomon Blackwell, a ruthless sociopath and wealthy businessman who
befriended his wife behind bars.  Putting Solomon in prison
became Broderick’s obsession as his relationship with his wife
imploded.  Was Solomon behind the chasm that separated them?
Broderick and Elise
loved each other but was their love enough?










Avenged
Circle
of the Red Scorpion Book 2

Broderick
Devereaux receives an invitation to his son, Drake’s wedding, and
he decides to make a last-ditch effort to repair their broken
relationship. 


When
Solomon Blackwell, the Rogue vampire who was instrumental in
destroying his life two decades ago, sets his sights on Drake’s
wife, Ebony; he vows not to allow history to repeat itself. He knows
better than anyone that Blackwell will stop at nothing to possess
her. 

To
protect her and his son, Broderick must tell Drake the shocking
family secret he’s withheld from him his whole life.
Drake
and Ebony are living the life they both dreamed of until Ebony
vanishes. As Solomon initiates his daring plan, Broderick, Drake, and
the Circle of the Red Scorpion race against time to find Ebony and
stop the Rogue vampire from destroying Drake’s life.
A
fierce battle between the two factions comes to a surprising end, and
the shocking conclusion of Avenged brings Broderick to his knees. Can
his team help him stop the new menace threatening to destroy the
world?









Shattered
Circle
of the Red Scorpion Book 1

Beneath
the flashing lights and the throbbing beat of the music in an LA
night club, Drake Devereaux admits he's grown tired of his playboy
lifestyle and vows to change it. Haunted by a devastating tragedy in
his past, he's never dated a woman he could love.


Ebony
Jordan lives a mundane life but longs for the hot, steamy nights she
writes in her romance novels. She can write happy endings in her
stories but never one herself.

Drake
and Ebony meet by chance and know it is more than a casual fling.
Their attraction is immediate and all consuming. They share a
passionate kiss and an unforgettable night of sex. When he opens the
door to her innermost fantasies, she starts to believe in the
impossible. When Drake allows his fears to separate them, Ebony must
face the stark reality - happily ever after only happens in
fairytales.

Solomon
Blackwell, a powerful Rogue vampire, sees Ebony and is stunned by her
resemblance to the woman he loved and lost decades ago. Ebony rouses
his bloodlust and her sexy body sets him on fire. He will stop at
nothing to claim her soul.

When
an unexpected tragedy brings Drake and Ebony back together, Drake is
given a second chance. He must to face the consequences of his
actions and protect the woman he loves from a dangerous man who has
set his sights on her. Will Drake and Ebony's love survive or will it
be shattered by an obsessed vampire who threatens to tear their world
apart?

In
a high rise above the city, Broderick Devereaux holds clandestine
meetings to formulate a plan to protect his only son and the woman
his son loves from the Rogue vampire he's pursued unsuccessfully for
more than two decades. The same cruel, sadistic vampire who also
destroyed his life. Will history repeat itself?









Charlene
is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High
School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento,
California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop
Grumman.


Books
have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and
progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural
book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in
all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for
good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and
continues to do so today. 

Being
an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic
with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters
and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to
tell. 

She
is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son,
Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries,
Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.

Besides
reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and
great movies.











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The Universe Chronicles by Claire Davon


Storming
Time
The
Universe Chronicles Book 3
by
Claire Davon
Genre:
Paranormal Romance 

Rescuing
compromised Universe agents is nothing new for Zared Hersh. A fast
car, a little rain-and-fog manipulation to cover his tracks, and his
job is done. But when Hannah Nickels dives into his front seat,
something about her aquamarine eyes strikes him like
lightning.





Thank
God she’s not psychic, or she’d be reading his hormones like a
book.

Hannah’s
been groomed to join Universe practically from the moment her
time-freezing talent emerged. But recently, her power’s been
glitchy. She knows she’s in trouble, and the last thing she needs
is her instant attraction to Zared’s solid body and dark good
looks.

When
their escape is almost derailed by someone with a strange new
light-manipulating gift, only Hannah’s chrono talent gets them
safely back to Universe HQ. In the relative safety of Richmond, their
relationship grows. But Hannah has a second, more dangerous power
that few know about. And as her control slips, someone with a hidden
agenda sets her up to fall—straight into Whisper’s trap.






Tracking
Shadows
The
Universe Chronicles Book 2


Since
the day Jiana Falco was forced to join the paranormal agency Night
Stars, she’s been planning her escape. She uses her bodyguard’s
split-second of distraction to vanish into the shadows, and burns the
last bridge by saving Quillan Hardis.





But
now, locked in Quillan’s muscular arms, pinned by his calculating
amber gaze, his invisibility talent shielding them both, she’s in
even 
deeper trouble.
If that’s possible.

Quillan
didn’t get to Universe Corps’ highest echelons by being a fool.
The rare shadow manipulator in his grip is too easy a prize to be
anything but a setup. A pretty lure he should send back to Night
Stars. Instead, he holds on—and in changing her fate, he seals his
own.

Under
a secret order to unlock her untapped power—by 
any means
necessary—Quillan takes Jiana on the run with only a precog’s
vague direction, and a spark of desire that blooms into something
warm and genuine. But her fear of being clawed back into Night Stars’
control could drive Jiana so deep into the shadows nothing will get
her out. Not even the light of Quillan’s love.

But
her fear of Night Stars could drives Jiana so deep into the shadows
nothing can lead her out. Not even the light of Quillan’s love.






Shifting
Auras
The
Universe Chronicles Book 1

Maya
Wingfield was raised to trust no one—least of all the dueling U.S.
and Russian paranormal agencies, Universe and Night Stars, who’d
love to harness her mind-reading gift.





She
thought Richmond a safe place to escape their influence and hide from
a rising psychic malevolence that drove her out of San Diego. But
when she gets yet another call to retrieve her drunken roommate, her
mind shows her an amber-eyed Universe operative with an impenetrable
net around his deepest secret—and a voice that sends shock waves of
awareness down her nerve endings.

Maya’s
curves and aquamarine eyes aren’t the only things that jolt Ian
Sanderson’s mental shields, bringing sexual tension thrumming back
to life. It’s a power his Universe-trained mind knows he shouldn’t
trust. And a vulnerability that makes his telekinetic power burn in
his palms to protect her.

But
to Universe, she is just one of too many unanswered questions. A
target for Whisper, a shadowy new group of paranormals with powers
beyond anything Universe has ever seen. Once before, Ian failed to
protect a sensitive from a brain-scrambling attack. He will not fail
again . . . even if it means using his talent—or his body—to stop
a bullet.






Claire
can’t remember a time when writing wasn’t part of her
life. Growing up, she used to write stories with her friends. As
a teenager she started out reading fantasy and science fiction, but
her diet quickly changed to romance and happily-ever-after’s. A
native of Massachusetts and cold weather, she left all that behind to
move to the sun and fun of California, but has always lived no more
than twenty miles from the ocean.
In
college she studied acting with a minor in creative writing. In
hindsight she should have flipped course studies. Before she was
published, she sold books on eBay and discovered some of her favorite
authors by sampling the goods, which was the perfect solution. Claire
has many book-irons in the fire, most notably her urban fantasy
series, The Elementals’ Challenge series, but writes contemporary
and shifter romances as well as.
While
she’s not a movie mogul or actor, she does work in the film
industry with her office firmly situated in the 90210 district of
Hollywood. Prone to break out into song, she is quick on feet and
just as quick with snappy dialogue. In addition to writing she does
animal rescue, reads, and goes to movies. She loves to hear from
fans, so feel free to drop her a line.



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Witch’s Tail by Melanie Snow






Witch’s
Tail


The
Spellwood Witches


Book
One


Melanie
Snow



Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery


Publisher: Spirit Paw Press, LLC


Date of Publication: September 8,
2020
ISBN: 978-1-7324375-6-2
Number of pages: 220
Word Count: 46,311
Cover Artist: Molly Burton

Tagline: Her mentor died fighting
to save an enchanted forest. Can she solve his murder before she’s bewitched?

Book Description:

Can she awaken her dormant powers
and stop a desperate killer destroying the forest?

Sarah Spellwood feels she’s hit
bottom. Divorced and jobless, she relocates to the enchanting village of
Witchland intent on solving the murder of her late mentor. But as she pursues
clues buried in the man’s fight to save the endangered forest-dwelling lynx,
she makes an enemy of a ruthless land developer.

Encountering fairies in the
woods, Sarah discovers she’s been repressing unique gifts passed down from her
ancestor and founding witch, Lativia Spellwood. But though she can now hear her
deceased friend’s dog speak, she isn’t sure her abilities are enough to expose
the greed and corruption covering a killer’s lies.

Can Sarah work with the magical
beings to bring a murderer to justice?

Witch’s Tail is the charming
first book in the light-hearted The Spellwood Witches cozy mystery series. If
you like paranormal puzzles, delightful canine companions, and environmental
enlightenment, then you’ll love Melaine Snow’s wagging-ly fun whodunit.

Buy Witch’s Tail to set a snare
for an assassin today!





Prologue
Lativia
Spellwood sat on her ghostly throne of branches on the summit of Mount
Katribus, with many other ghosts swarming around her reminiscing about life and
drinking wine.
The ghosts of
Witchland residents always came to this clearing after they died to stay near
Lativia for guidance and to wait until they were ready to pass on to the
afterlife. Lativia had been dead for hundreds of years but had still not passed
on, for her work overlooking Witchland and its forest was not yet done. One
day, it would be, and she was beginning to welcome that time, for she was
growing very tired.
A tiny troop of
Leekin faeries moved about the arms and legs of Lativia’s throne, placing
flowers into the holes between the woven boughs. They did that every day, as a
way to honor her as Queen of the Forest.
Lativia sipped
from a goblet of ghost wine, enjoying the blue fire as it spread down her
throat, engulfing her in tingly warmth. Being a ghost was always cold; the
magic wine was one of the few momentary sources of warmth that she could
cherish.
“What else do
you need, my queen?” chirped one of the Leekins, buzzing on tiny brown wings
before her nose.
Lativia smiled.
“I think it’s time I checked on Sarah, don’t you agree?”
The Leekin
nodded excitedly and flew off into the woods. A huge bunch of Leekins soon returned,
flying in formation to carry the weight of a glowing crystal ball. They lowered
it to Lativia’s lap, where it sank through the spectral outlines of her legs.
Lativia could pass through things, and things could pass through her, for her
physical body was long gone and all that remained was her powerful soul
Lativia smiled
even more broadly and began to draw her transparent ghostly hands over the
ball, summoning the blood bond she shared with her descendent, Sarah Spellwood.
Gradually, the
fog inside the ball began to clear and an image of Sarah’s frizzy explosion of
red curls filled it. Lativia drew back a few feet with her mind and saw Sarah
was at a coffee shop ordering a vegan sandwich. Sarah’s love and respect for
animals always made Lativia proud. She noticed there was a conspicuous pale and
indented band of skin on Sarah’s ring finger where her huge diamond wedding
ring had once been. “That no-good husband of hers is finally gone!” Lativia
crowed with delight. But then she noticed that there were bags under Sarah’s
eyes, the bags of someone who had been up all night crying. Sarah must be
heartbroken, Lativia thought with a heavy heart.
           
The barista
serving Sarah froze when she saw Sarah’s last name on the credit card receipt.
“Um, are you related to . . . ?”
Sarah drearily
raised her hand. “Yep, I’m descended from Lativa Spellwood.”
“That’s amazing!
I mean, have you ever been to Witchland and looked at the Lativia memorabilia?”
The barista’s pigtails wiggled with her excited body language, and Lativia felt
a swell of pride that people still remembered and even revered her. It had been
four centuries and she was still honored as the greatest witch of New England,
the one who had turned into a wolf and fought her way free of her captors at
the Salem Witch Trials!
“Yep,” Sarah
said, her voice full of annoyance. It was clear she was ready to dash out of
the coffee shop.
As good of a
lawyer as Sarah was, Lativia noticed how awkward she was around most people,
and how little she liked to disclose personal details, especially of her
magical ancestry.
Sarah was a
woman of facts and logic, which is why she fought the magical powers pulsing
through her like a current, trying to pull her back to her destiny. Her
resistance to her true self and her stubborn adherence to logical facts made
her unpopular with many people. Lativia yearned to watch Sarah blossom into her
beautiful potential.
“Don’t you see?”
Lativia cried. “You are not meant to be in New York! You should be here,
following your calling, completing my work as a witch! You’re not happy there!”
But Sarah couldn’t hear these words.
“Yes, yes,”
several Leekins agreed. A ghost who was standing near Lativia also nodded his
head.
Sarah trudged
out of the coffee shop, carrying her drink and the sandwich in a paper bag. A
man in a trench coat bumped into her, and she hastily checked her pockets to
ensure he had not pickpocketed anything. Then she continued on to her office, a
massive steel gray prison with spikes in the window ledges to repel pigeons. There
was no sign of life anywhere but for the scraggly maple planted out front of
the building and a few waxy tropical plants blooming inside the lobby. Lativia
groaned, feeling the despair and coldness of the place.
“It’s time for
you to come here, to your destined home,” Lativia declared. “My Leekins have
told me about the Hunter tracking lynx and the land surveyors, and I sense that
there is about to be trouble in the forest.”
At the mention
of the Hunter, the Leekins gathered around her throne began to turn blue and
tremble in terror.
“I am not strong
enough to fight these battles much longer, so I need you to come home, to come
into your true self. Your marriage fell apart of its own accord, and I sense
your job is about to unravel on its own, too. You can’t fight destiny,” Lativia
said, giving the group of hovering Leekins their crystal ball back and shutting
her eyes. “I could use magic to bring you to your destiny sooner, but it is
evil to interfere with one’s life that way. I can only hope you don’t take much
longer.”
She opened her
eyes as the Leekins cried, “We need her!”

About
the Author:




Melanie Snow is the pen name for
Wendy Van de Poll, a bestselling author, pet loss grief coach, and animal
medium. She is the author of The Spellwood Witches, a paranormal cozy mystery
series.



Her books weave together positive
magic, snarky forest faeries, and insightful animals with fun and eclectic
humor. True life adventures and intuition are woven into her stories laced with
unbridled imagination.

She has been followed by wild
wolves in minus 60 degrees, hissed at by a mama bobcat, and played ball with a
wild owl—among other animal encounters.

Find out more about her work:






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