Cover Reveal: Blue Blooded by Shelly Bell


Where Rachel discovers more than just her kinky side. Will she and Logan fight off their attraction while trying to prove their innocence?

Title: Blue Blooded
Author: Shelly Bell
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Page Count: 300 pages
Publisher: Avon Red Impulse
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 9780062396488


A woman who refuses to be tied down...

Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn’t have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces her to try rope bondage under his capable hands. But a steamy night turns deadly when Rachel and Logan witness a gruesome murder.

A Dom who's determined to bind her to him...

Framed for a crime they didn’t commit and hunted by corrupt FBI agents, they flee. As Rachel and Logan search for evidence to clear their names, the attraction they’ve been fighting ignites into fiery passion. Love is the last thing Rachel wants, but night by night, as Logan binds her body, he unravels the knots around her heart. And when they uncover a shocking political conspiracy, Rachel will stop at nothing to reveal the truth…and it just might kill her.

Also in the Benediction series: While Collared serials: Mercy, Green, Revenge, Passion | Red Handed

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Author Bio:

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.

She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.

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Author Interview: Jeanbill

About the Author:

Jeanbill has been associated with medicine for more than 50 years, practicing as a general practitioner. He studied many hours in the medieval library of University of Notre Dame, researched and wrote over a period of 20 years in his spare time.

His debut novel Almost a Millennium was published in January 2015 and is available for sale on Amazon. Genres: Historical / Fiction / Medieval / Religion / Theism

Jeanbill resides in Lynden, WA. Married to his other half for 57 years until cancer separated them, he has four children and 14 grandchildren.

Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

Initially, I listed twenty-four chapters with their key points of what that chapter was about.  When I began to write, I thought about what to write; then, I let the words flow via the keyboard with my thoughts coming freely to me.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story?

At the time I am writing about a character, I place myself into that character and let him or her express one’s feelings to its full extent; however, the author is still in control.

What is your favourite food?


Are you a morning person or a night owl?

A morning person—up early to hit tennis balls.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

My wife and I traveled much in the past twenty years—Peru, England, Wales, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, and eight times to Africa.  We had a lot of fun.  My wife died over two years ago, and traveling is no longer fun for me.

Do distant places feature in your books?

Yes.  Wales, England, Normandy, Jerusalem. Italy, and Germany.

Do you listen to music while writing?

Very seldom. When I begin to touch the keys at the computer, I don’t want to be interrupted by the music.  But, when I am not certain what to write next; then, I will sometimes listen to beautiful notes from the Gods for inspiration.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

I wanted to write about two men, one believing in God, and one not.  What happens to these two from birth to adulthood, facing the vicissitudes of life, and how they adapt to conflicts that they encounter is the basis of this story.  A monk, who feels he had a personal contact with God although he disobeys an abbot and disobeys one of the commandments: Thou shalt not kill.  The other protagonist becomes an active atheist and begins to question atheism by decoding writings from a monk one thousand years previously, resulting in great disturbance within him to the point of desiring to commit suicide.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

It’s hard work but fun.  Editing the book for its many errors of grammar, spelling, smooth transitions, and contradictions made me to begin hating my book, followed by having it copyedited by the professionals, and then becoming proud of the product. In regards to self-publishing houses, I would want many detailed questions answered before I would commit to that publisher.

Is there anything you would do differently?

Yes.  After writing a book, self-editing it multiple times, I would have it copyedited by an independent, have the book printed by a book printer, and then seek someone, like Kelsey, in the publicity world.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

In 1990, I became president of a medical society that required me to write a monthly article for their publication to the physicians in the community.  I began to peruse some English books on grammar and sentence structure as well as subscribing to a monthly writer’s magazine.  All of it helped and by the end of the year, I began enjoying the art of writing.  Reflecting later, I had the brilliant idea of writing a book.  I took a while, but I did do it.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

If one decides to write a book, then enthusiasm comes not from external forces to perform, but from within.  Believe in yourself.

What are three words that describe you?

Nice, old, widower.

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

I don’t feel that I have a favorite author.  The book, itself, is more important than the author.  Today, I have a different outlook on writing compared to all those years that I had read books in the past. In recent times, two books were immensely enjoyed by me: Seabiscuit, and The Book Thief.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book

Almost a Millennium is an eclectic novel about the unlikely connection between an English monk and an American physician that lived nearly 1,000 years apart, one of today and one in the medieval period. It begins at their birth, traveling through time to their adulthood.

Paul, a monk at Llanthony Abbey in Wales, begins writing in the scriptorium using cryptography, knowing that the abbot might frown upon some of his comments about the crusade and his contact with God. In addition to his criticism of the crusade, he had added a short autobiography into the three-page document. He decided to keep this manuscript near his desk until the time he would be close to death and would pass it on for safekeeping to one of his fellow monks. No one would ever know what he had written unless the person deciphered the code.

After the death of his parents, Fred finds himself struggling with his faith and questioning the presence of God. He is introduced to an ancient manuscript, written by a monk who lived one thousand years ago. Through his readings, he deciphers the coded text and it completely changes him.

Separated by time and geography, Fred and Paul develop a connection that defies logic and physics.

Interspersed are brief sketches of portions of history during the medieval period, mostly in England, and there is also romance, rape, and murder as well as the substantive issues of modern and medieval times, including religion. The historical fiction breathes life into historical and modern figures and events, bringing readers into the real world – of the past and the present.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Blood-Tainted Water by T.L. Greylock


About the Book

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Title: The Blood-Tainted Winter
Author: T.L. Greylock
Genre: Mythological Fantasy

Raef Skallagrim wants to take the sea road. His ship is fast and sleek, his crew skilled and eager, and they will seek out new lands and win fame in the eyes of the gods. But Raef’s father refuses to allow the journey and when a stranger brings word that the king is dead and a gathering has been called to choose a successor, Raef must set aside his dream for his duty to his ancestral lands and his father.

When factions split at the gathering to choose a successor, Raef finds himself mired in bloodshed and treachery. Forced to make an uneasy alliance with a man he does not trust, Raef must navigate the tides of a war among three kings while seeking revenge for cold-blooded murder.

But winter has come early to Midgard, and even the gods will feel the cold.

Author Bio

T L Greylock drinks tea (English Breakfast with milk), likes neon-colored socks, and once held an epic pigeon-racing tournament in the gardens of The Tuileries.



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Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Traitor by Jody Wallace

Maelstrom Chronicles
Book Two
Jody Wallace
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Genre: Science Fiction Romance 
Publisher: Entangled

Book Description:

Captain Nikolas EstherVorn is a traitor. Or so it was decreed after Niko disobeyed protocol while trying to save Earth from other-dimensional creatures. Stuck in a prison cell, the last thing he needs is to be in close proximity to sexy-as-sin Dr. Sarah CallenJoseph. Not with him damn near ready break out just to get to her.

Niko's desire isn't quite his own…and Sarah can prove it. He—along with the other soldiers on the disastrous mission—were drugged with some kind of toxin. Niko has no clue how the drug got into his body or why, but Sarah suspects there’s a link between the toxin and the fertility crisis of Shipborn humans.

To investigate is forbidden. But as lust becomes something deeper, binding them together in a way neither expected, Niko and Sarah must battle time—and their superiors—to uncover the secret that could save humanity...or destroy it.


About the Author:

Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time and ended up with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. Her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt. She currently lives in Tennessee with her family: one husband, two kids, two cats. One of her many alter egos is “The Grammar Wench,” which should give you an indication of her character. She is a terrible packrat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, Asian-inspired kitchenware, gnomes, yarn, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.

ody publishes the Maelstrom Chronicles with Entangled Publishing, an Earth-based science fiction romance series. You can find other science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romances by Jody at, including her horrible science fiction romance spoofs, The Adventures of Mari Shu, which make fun of the Maelstrom Chronicles, among other science fiction concepts and stories.








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Book Spotlight: Satyr From the Shadows by Rebekah Lewis

Title: Satyr from the Shadows
Author: Rebekah Lewis
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Long ago, a nymph fell in love with a mere mortal destined to be a legendary hero. Until the gods saw fit to tear them apart and tamper with fate.

Everyone has heard the story of Daphne and Apollo, of her transformation into a laurel tree to escape his obsession. If only it were so simple. Held prisoner for thousands of years, Daphne is close to death until a last minute rescuer smuggles her out of Olympus and to Melancton, the satyr she loves.

Melancton has always preferred to be on his own, keeping to the shadows and maintaining a stoic appearance. Only Daphne can be the light to his darkness, and now that she's returned, the fear of losing her again shakes him. With grave danger lurking on the horizon, Melancton and the satyrs of The Aegean Inn prepare for battle, but the odds are stacked against them.

Meanwhile, Apollo enlists the aid of Dionysus in his determination to reclaim Daphne and punish those responsible for her disappearance. Is it possible to survive the fury of the gods?



Whispers erupted in the flickering torchlight as Daphne rounded the corner. Inside, three figures perched on marble stone slabs around a boiling cauldron.

"I told you she would come. Did I not?"

"Yes, yes. We all knew she would. It was the when which was questionable."

"I cannot recall the color of her thread."

"It was clear. I remember."

"Are you sure it was not red? I am thinking red."

"No, no. It was black. Misery and twists and twists and twists—"

Daphne cleared her throat, and the three Fates silenced themselves and turned to her, blinking in unison. Apollo had left her behind while he traipsed throughout the mortal world, enlightening mortals to art and music. Finally allowed freedom to roam about on her own, she embarked on a search for Hermes. When that failed, she began exploring and meeting the inhabitants throughout.

Which was how she found herself inside the cave of the Moirai. Three women dressed in white robes, in a cave, talking about threads; had to be who they were. Although, they didn't seem to be ghastly, old, blind women as the tales claimed, but beautiful women with creamy pale skin from the lack of sunlight.

"Apologies for interrupting. I was roaming and did not realize this cave was inhabited." She turned to leave.

"Do not leave!'

"Please stay."

"We have been expecting you."

Daphne didn't know what to say. It would probably be considered rude to deny the Fates any request. Were they talking about my destiny being miserable and twisting? The woman in the middle wrapping a silver, sparkling thread around a thick staff. The thread originated from a spindle held by the woman on the left.

"I do not wish to be a bother," she said, afraid maybe they were merely being courteous.

The woman on the right, smoothed a hand through her white hair as though to strengthen her appearance. She stood and glided to where Daphne lingered and took her hands. "Do not rush off. We rarely receive visitors on the Olympus side. Mortals." She waved her hand dramatically over her shoulder. "All the time they come to us, demanding this, bargaining for that. I am Atropos. Clotho is my sister over there." She pointed to the fiery-haired sister on the left. "In the middle is Lachesis."

"I am Daphne."

"The nymph, we know," Lachesis commented.

"Apollo tampered with your destiny," Clotho added.

"We were displeased. Zeus won't permit me to cut him." Atropos' voice was soft and high like a child's though she appeared, like the others, to be in her prime.

"Cut him?"

"His string." Clotho smiled. "What did you think she meant?"

All three giggled.

Atropos pulled Daphne toward a long slab sitting across from them with the cauldron in the middle. Bubbles formed and popped at the surface of the acrid fluid, steam rising.

"Speak with us," said Atropos as she hurried back to her seat.

"We have only time." Lachesis glanced up from her twining the string around the staff. It had been silver and shiny moments before, but had darkened to black.


About the Author:

Rebekah Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is an award-winning cover artist for digital publishers, and enjoys every minute of it when not immersed into a world of satyrs and Greek gods. Always feeling the need to be productive, she can be found creating something whether with words or images, or with arts and crafts. She resides in Savannah, GA with her cat, Bagheera.

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Devil's Nightmare by Robert Pruneda

Sharky’s Top 10 Indie Reads

Thanks for stopping by for another visit on my Devil’s Nightmare Bewitching blog tour. Today, I’d like to share a list of favorite books that I’ve read over the past couple of years, but since I started my writing journey as an indie author this Top 10 list will focus on indie authors.

10 | Eleven by Carolyn Arnold

Eleven is an FBI thriller that has great character development, a unique writing style that dares to “break the rules”, and an excellent overall story. Carolyn Arnold wrote the characters in Eleven very well. They each had their own unique personalities, and it is evident that the author put a lot of time and care into developing them. They were created in a way that didn’t overwhelm you with a lengthy back story or flashbacks, but instead you get to know a little more about them as the story progresses.

Carolyn Arnold “breaks the rules” when it comes to her writing style in Eleven. It begins with the reader following the story from the main character’s perspective. Later, however, as the story unfolds, Arnold makes a shift and tells the story from the perspective of her antagonist. It’s works very well in this novel.

The author also did a very good job of keeping me guessing throughout the investigation. Just when I thought the FBI team was on the right track, something threw them off. I had my suspicions of who the killer was (I was wrong of course!), but I was pleasantly surprised when Carolyn finally revealed the identity of the serial killer.

9 |Billy Purgatory: I am the Devil Bird by Jesse James Freeman

The title character Billy Purgatory is a loner with a bad-ass attitude and says some of the funniest one-liners that I’ve ever read. Billy’s quest for his true meaning in life, and more importantly finding the mother that he’s never known, takes the reader through some fantastic adventures that span the globe. He encounters gypsies, mystical beasts, zombies, and one pain-in-the-butt vampire, just to name a few. Medusa even makes an appearance in this novel in a way that I never would have expected.

Jesse James Freeman has a very interesting style of writing where you get to know several of the characters from their own perspectives while also enjoying other elements of the story in the third person. His writing is clever and near flawless; you can tell he treated this novel with care and did not rush it to publication. There is a lot of character development in Billy Purgatory, and while the switch in perspectives may be a little bit distracting at times, I feel it worked well. The lengthy character development is also completely necessary as each character has a very important role in the overall story. As an avid gamer, for me it was like playing a huge role-playing game with several side quests that all tie in to the main story. Each individual character’s story is woven together masterfully to Billy Purgatory’s main quest.

In my opinion, the final chapters are where this book shines the most. The fast-paced writing in the action scenes kept me turning the pages and reading well into the night. Billy’s conflicting relationship with Anastasia is also one of the best character relationships that I’ve read in a while.

8 | Enigma Black by Sara Furlong Burr

I’m not a big fan of superhero stories, but I really enjoyed Enigma Black. As I read it, I found myself engrossed in the story in a way that I felt a connection with the characters and cared about their fate. The author did a great job of character building and moving the story along.

Even if you rarely read superhero stories, like me, if you enjoy action, romance, sci-fi, conspiracies, humor, or all of the above, you’ll more than likely enjoy Enigma Black. I loved the relationship between Celaine and Blake (the two main characters), and Cameron is one of my favorites; he’s such a smart ass. I think the narrative is where the author shines the most. She did a good job with her shifts between first (Celaine Stevens) and third person perspectives. Dialogue sometimes feels a bit too formal, but overall it was great! Sara wrote some entertaining lines in Enigma Black, particularly between Celaine, Black and Cameron.

The story does end in a cliffhanger, but not in such a way that it feels unfinished. I’ve never read a book that was flawless, and there are a few minor formatting issues in the e-book (mainly with some indents here and there) and a few minor typos, but they were minor and limited. Enigma Black is an easy, enjoyable read.

7 | Blood Skies by Steven Montano

Blood Skies is a unique fantasy read with vampires that don’t sparkle. I wasn’t certain what to expect when I started reading this book, but Steven Montano promised “real vampires” in his marketing material. Vampire stories still aren’t my preferred choice, but I figured I’d give this one a chance. Blood Skies surprised me and far exceeded my expectations.

I love reading fantasy and grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons when I was a kid (still a big fan of the computer games), so I was pleased to see some familiar creatures make it into Blood Skies. However, this is not your typical fantasy story. That took some getting used to. Blending undead creatures (such as vampires, wights, liches, zombies and hellhounds) with modern weaponry and the arcane powers of witches and warlocks was something that gave Blood Skies a unique touch.

Montano’s descriptive writing in this fantasy-adventure was top-notch. He paints a vivid picture of each scene and does an excellent job of narration and dialogue. This is one of the most unique fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time and left me craving for more.

6 | Gabriel’s Redemption by Steve Umstead

My normal reading usually consists of fantasy, horror, and thrillers, but I decided to try out the SciFi genre with Gabriel’s Redemption. After reading the first chapter, I immediately grew interested in the story. I have to admit I was a bit confused at first. I just didn’t understand some of the technology, such as “neuretics” and “Mindseye.” I blame that on my lack of reading science fiction novels, but it started making more sense as I continued reading. The author did an excellent job of creating believable technology that isn’t too far-fetched.

There’s a lot of backstory in Gabriel’s Redemption. Some readers noted that it was too slow-paced, but I disagree. I rather enjoyed it. Steve gives just enough without going into information overload. If you are the type who expects action from the first page all the way through the end, a little patience goes a long way. Umstead rewards that patience with some intense action and a satisfying ending! I finished reading Gabriel’s Redemption with a smile on my face.

5 | Osric’s Wand: The Wand Maker’s Debate by Jack D. Albrecht Jr. and Ashley Delay

Osric’s Wand: The Wand-Maker’s Debate is a very enjoyable tale with magic, talking beasts, wizards, and dragons. And I love dragons! If you enjoyed reading The Chronicles of Narnia and Eragon as I did, then you’ll more than likely enjoy the Osric’s Wand series. I loved the main characters in this book. I particularly enjoyed Gus, the talking prairie dog. This creature’s sarcasm and grumpy demeanor kept me smiling and laughing throughout. Jack D. Albrecht Jr. and Ashley Delay have created a world that is a great start to an epic fantasy adventure. It. For a debut novel, I was very impressed.

4 | In Her Name: First Contact by Michael R. Hicks

After reading Gabriel’s Redemption, I picked up a very popular science fiction series by friend and “mentor’ Michael R. Hicks. In chronological order, this is the first of several books in the epic science fiction fantasy series. It took me a while to read this one only because it’s lengthy and I’m not a very fast reader, but I absolutely loved this book. There’s a reason why Michael Hicks is one of my favorite authors, not only because I know him personally, and he’s been personally helpful to me as an author, but because of his writing style and attention to detail. He created a believable world and executes his story in such a way that I’ve not seen from many of the best New York Times bestselling mainstream authors out there. If you enjoy reading science fiction, don’t pass this one up. It’s free on all ebook platforms to hook you . . . and it will.

3 | As the Ash Fell by AJ Powers

One of the things I look for most in a novel is good character development. AJ Powers did a phenomenal job of that. His characters felt realistic. They spoke and acted in such a way that was believable in their situation. I felt like I was personally getting to know Clay, his family, and the other characters in the story. I cared about them. It was so hard finding a good stopping point every night I read this novel, and due to my growing interest in the characters, I wanted to know more. Heck, there were even a few times that I turned off my Kindle, went to bed, and then decided to read just one more chapter.

The overall story is what really drew me in. What would it be like if the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted? The author only briefly touches on that subject, but I think it worked well. The story isn’t so much about the eruption, but how a man struggles to keep his family alive and safe from the real threat . . . other people. As the Ash Fell has a good mixture of suspense, drama, some romance, and action, but what I really loved most about this novel were the characters and their relationships. AJ got bonus points for making a grown man cry, so that bumped Michael Hicks’s In Her Name: First Contact down a rank, but he still gets the No. 2 spot.

2 | Season of the Harvest by Michael R. Hicks

I told you Michael Hicks was one of my all-time favorite authors. Season of the Harvest gets the runner-up spot.

I have always been a fan of fiction based on reality, such as Jurassic Park and Prey. It’s one reason why I’ve always enjoyed reading books written by the late Michael Crichton. He knew how to entertain us with a good work of fiction based on reality, and he often got me thinking, “Could this really happen?” With the passing of Mr. Crichton, I never thought I would find another writer who wrote in a similar style until I read Season of the Harvest by Michael R. Hicks.

It had all the elements I was looking for, including the science fiction based on reality. This particular book focuses around the science of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), something that is very real and a bit scary if you do some reading about it. But what if the food you ate was genetically altered and you didn’t even know about it? After reading Season of the Harvest, you may think twice about taking a bite out of that corn on the cob.

Aside from the science fiction/horror based on fact aspect of Season of the Harvest I think one of the best things about this book is that it is fast-paced and has a lot of action. It is written very well, flows well, and has a satisfying ending. In fact, the ending got me screaming at my Kindle (just like screaming at the television). But that’s a good thing. Michael did a great job at ending the story that left me disappointed at the outcome, but completely satisfied at the same time. It’s hard to explain without giving anything away. You’ll just have to pick up a copy of Season of the Harvest to find out. Oh, by the way, this one is also free on all e-book platforms.

1 | Imago Chronicles: A Warrior’s Tale by Lorna Suzuki

The battle sequences shine in A Warrior’s Tale. L.T. Suzuki did an amazing job with the detail in this story of Nayla Treeborn, the half-human/half-elf female protagonist, in this compelling fantasy story. A Warrior’s Tale is very long, but well worth the read.

The story starts a bit slow, but only because the author spends this time building up the main character. There is A LOT that goes on in the first book of the Imago Chronicles. It spans over several years of Nayla Treeborn’s life (she is half-elf after all). The author kept me engaged in the story and I’m pleased to say that it left me with a smile on my face. I’m glad I also purchased the print edition for my fiction library because it includes maps of Eastern and Western Imago (printed on the back pages), which is a nice bonus.

A Warrior’s Tale is not the typical fantasy that I’m used to reading, but that is definitely a positive note. I think where Suzuki shines the most is in the battle scenes. They were awesome! And there is plenty of it! I loved her descriptive detail of the action scenes, and it does not surprise me that these books are in production for a major motion picture with Oscar-winning producer Don Carmody on board. Suzuki placed me right in the middle of the action with her battle scenes. I could almost hear the sounds of steel clashing and arrows flying through the air as I read A Warrior’s Tale. I can’t wait to see the movie!


Devil’s Nightmare
Devil’s Nightmare Series Book One
Robert Pruneda
Genre: Horror
Publisher:  Forsaken Imprint 
Booktrope Publishing
Date of Publication: July 15, 2015
Cover Artist:  Laura Hidalgo

Book Description:

Veteran homicide detective Aaron Sanders thought he’d seen it all, but nothing could have prepared the seasoned detective for the mutilated remains of a kid’s parents or the equally vicious deaths of three boys at another crime scene.

As Aaron works to solve the cases and protect his only witness, an orphaned child, he learns of an ancient curse that leaves him questioning all he’s ever believed. Now, to save himself and the child, Aaron must confront his own inner demons, and some he never knew existed. But if he does, will he make it out alive?

Devil’s Nightmare is an occult suspense horror novel by Robert Pruneda, who shakes readers with his visually graphic scenes, supernatural twists, and disturbing settings in this first installment of the Devil’s Nightmare series.


About the Author:

Robert “Sharky” Pruneda is a native Texan, video game “enthusiast” [addict], and fan of all things horror. He left a career in the newspaper industry in 2011 to pursue the life of a nocturnal author, brainstorming new and creative ways to creep out his readers. He doesn’t only write horror though.

He also pens the occasional family-oriented tale just to keep from going completely nuts with all those creatures of the night whispering in his ears. When he’s not pulling ideas out of his twisted brain, you’ll likely find him on social media or fighting alongside his fellow gaming buddies where they all get shot up into Swiss cheese (or turned into little bite-sized chunks because of “Sharky’s” obsession with explosives). Medic!

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Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Desecrated Beauty by Kyleigh Castronaro

Desecrated Beauty
Twisted Fairy Tales 
Book One
Kyleigh Castronaro
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: July 6th
Number of pages: approx. 180
Word Count: 58,883
Cover Artist: Kyleigh Castronaro

Book Description: 

Once upon a time, that’s how most of these stories start. But this isn’t one of those stories… Sure, it has the heroine and the hero but they’re not as you would expect them. Both of them have a bloodlust, one different from the other.

Quill was born and raised as a cold killer who takes enjoyment from the kill. Nero is the son of a Viking and a 1500-year-old vampire whose never been denied his pleasures before.

Until he meets Quill. He forces her to exchange her life for Rose’s, his indentured servant and Quill’s little sister. Drawn by her fearlessness and strength he has to have her but such a woman cannot be possessed. Both must learn to give up their carefully afforded control to let the other in. Only then may they have their happily forever after.

Sink your teeth into this dystopic re-telling of Beauty and the Beast and satiate your booklust.



“I thought I might choke and die on your blood, but because I’ve already ingested some I would come back to life… like you.” She looked up at, her eyes wide with the panic that had gripped her before looking down at her feet again and taking a deep breath. She hated feeling vulnerable in front of him like this. But most importantly she hated not having all the answers like he seemingly did.
“The process is a little more complicated than that, but you would be temporarily held in a state between beings until I decided to claim you.”
“And would you have?” She looked up, her voice quiet as she spoke. There was an underlying fear in her question. A part of her was repulsed by the idea and yet the rest of her longed to know he would have her. She needed to know he would keep her even if she weren't the feisty human woman he claimed he was so intrigued by. When had she decided that his opinion of her was that important? When had she decided at all to allow a man to determine her fate?

 Nero looked back at her unflinchingly as he moved closer to her, reaching out and tracing her lips gently before bringing his hand up along her jaw toward her ear. His fingers toyed with the hair tucked behind her ear before he shook his head at her.
“I would have to, I’m afraid to admit.”
She stared back at him in surprise, unsure of what she was supposed to say. She was far too distracted by his lingering fingers and how they gently caressed her skin, moving along it and forcing it to blossom into gooseflesh.

Bringing herself back to the moment she swallowed hard, forcing some kind of sound from her lungs, “why?”
“Because you have enraptured me in the most illogical way. Never before has a human woman been able to hold my attention for so long. Something about you calls to me like a familiar lullaby I once knew.” He paused, seeming to gather his thoughts. “My life will last forever but trifling with a mortal can feel like an eternity in hell. Humans by nature are far too slow, uncultured, undomesticated and someone my age doesn’t have the time to break something like that. But then I met you… You, curious you, who fights back, who questions me, who doesn’t want me in the way all women who have ever looked at me have. I don’t understand it, but I want to and worst of all I want you in a way I have never wanted anyone. I don’t need others, but I need you. I feel myself longing for it and whether it would be against your will or not I would change you because I cannot live without you.”

“One day you will have to.” She whispered quietly, staring at him with a bewilderment he had grown so accustomed to.
“Not today.” He whispered back, his voice much lower than hers as he leaned in and caught her lips with his. It was a bruising kiss that she felt all the way down into her toes. It ached in a way that touched her heart and soul. She felt it flow through all her veins and consume her like a fire.


About the Author:

Kyleigh Castronaro is the author of the debut series Grace of Gods. She is a self-published author who tackles many of her projects entirely on her own. She designed the cover of her first novel, self-edited and prepared all formats of the book for publication. Originally from Milton, Ontario, she currently lives in Nottingham, England with her husband and their adorable miniature dachshund Hera.

When not writing Kyleigh enjoys spiritual development, crafting, travelling, spending time in nature, going to the movies, cooking and baking (and then eating), working on self-improvement and spending time with friends and family.


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