Book Spotlight: The Tetris Effect by Colin Carvalho Burgess

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The Tetris Effect
By Colin Carvalho Burgess
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Book Description

Gods, gaming and a reincarnating goldfish … Lars Nilsson’s life is about to level up.

A hacked-off online gamer, an ageing spiritual scientist, a psychotropic-addled anaesthetist, and a reclusive RPG developer undertake an unusual quest.

An online gamer’s escapist routine is disrupted by mysterious powers, and his journey of self-discovery begins. He’s sent spiralling towards a destiny where shadow animals patrol the street corners, gryphons command the purple skies, and an other-wordly force is determined to prevent him from discovering the true origins of his identity.

A spiritual science experiment tears open a passage to the underworld, and a deal is made with a mischievous supernatural being. The ancient immortal guardians of the afterlife have been displaced and the land of the dead is rotting in their absence.

The clock is ticking to take back control of the afterlife, but a mysterious future tech company have a powerful ally and different intentions for the land of the dead.

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Perfect World #2 Title Reveal

Today I’m super excited to be able to share with you some more details about the upcoming second instalment in my Perfect World series.

First up, I’ve been referring to it as Book 2 for months and I can now confirm that the title will be New Era! I chose this title because ‘Operation New Era’ is referenced by Ivan Williams in Perfect World and this operation of his provides much of the foundation for the second novel in the series.

New Era takes place three months after Perfect World. Eric is still living at the Serpentines and emotionally he’s not in a good place. He is still grieving for Adam and he’s also trying to find his own path. He has support from former L.S.A colleague and close friend, Simon Matheson, and Carla Ramirez, the Serpentine’s on-site doctor, however he’s also under pressure to pick up where Adam left off. Eric wants to become a true hero, but learning the truth about the L.S.A and Government has led Eric to question what that even means in this world. Events begin to move faster than Eric is prepared for and culminate in creating a situation where he’s forced to make an impossible decision.

New Era is predominately written from Eric’s perspective, however, there are parts written from Adam’s too. The novel further explores the father-son relationship that Adam believed he had with his godfather, Ivan Williams, and also provides some additional insight into Williams’ own feelings where Adam is concerned. There is also an introduction of a key character who made his first appearance in the companion novel, Adam.

I’ve had a lot of people question why I decide to write Adam before New Era and this was because there are events in Adam that tie into it and had I written New Era first then there would be things that wouldn’t make sense.

New Era is multifaceted, as is the Perfect World series as a whole. It’s an action-packed, superhero series with the added twist of the hero falling in love with the villain. There’s also the common enemy who are the real villains of the story that both Eric and Adam have to face either reconciled together or apart. The Perfect World series also questions what it truly means to be a hero; selflessness, bravery, holding onto your morality no matter what? Or does it involve stepping into that darkness that separates you from the villains for the greater good. Do you sacrifice your own morality and soul to preserve and fight for what you believe in? New Era delves deeper into these questions, thus creating inner conflict for Eric as he is torn between being the person that he wants to be and the person that others would have him become.

 

I don’t yet have a release date for New Era but over the next month or so I’m hoping to be able to confirm this as well as share with you all the cover reveal and official synopsis!

For those of you who are new the Perfect World series, you can purchase Book 1 and Adam on Amazon US/UK.

Perfect World (Book 1 in the Perfect World series): US / UK

Adam (companion novel to the Perfect World series): US / UK

New Release Blitz: Dead Wrong by Gillian St. Kevern

Title:  Dead Wrong

Series: Thorns and Fangs, Book Four

Author: Gillian St. Kevern

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: February 26, 2018

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 110100

Genre: Paranormal, LGBT, vampires, werewolves, alternate universe, demons, occult, suspense

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Synopsis

Nate’s no supernatural expert, but even he knows a murdered man coming back to life to kill him can only mean one thing—the necromancer is back and out for revenge.

Recruited by Department Seven in a desperate attempt to stop Peter before he claims new victims, Nate quickly realizes he’s in way over his head. His powers are failing him, he’s haunted by Peter’s ghost, and he can’t even remember how he stopped Peter the first time—or why he feels that someone very important is missing from his life.

Ben is fighting for his afterlife. Trapped in the supernatural version of solitary confinement, he knows freeing himself will destroy New Camden’s fragile peace—but what choice does he have? The longer he spends in his magical prison, the harder it becomes to resist his inner vampire. But if Ben wants to help Nate prevent Peter taking over the city, he has to prove himself to his sire—Saltaire, a thousand-year-old vampire with no qualms about using his immense power to suppress Ben’s free will.

As the casualties mount and the city descends into chaos, Ben and Nate must overcome their worst fears and impossible odds—or be written out of existence entirely.

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New Release Blitz: Aerie by Jon Keys

Title:  Aerie

Series: The Chinjoka Saga, Book One

Author: Jon Keys

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: February 19, 2018

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 77900

Genre: Fantasy, NineStar Press, LGBT, shifters, magic, gods, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, slow burn

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Synopsis

Askari, Dhala, and Gyam grew up as childhood friends during happier days for the Chinjoka, an Iron Age people with the ability to shapeshift, but now they must learn their place among the tribe while dealing with both a devastating plague and war with the Misiq.

Ena is a young warrior for the more savage Misiq, a tribe whose cruelty exemplifies their deity—the Angry God. The Misiq, also shifters, have declared a genocidal war against the Chinjoka, blaming them for the disease devastating both tribes. As a result, they are locked in a battle for survival. But when Ena is shown compassion by those he means to harm, he begins to question all he’s ever known.

A chance meeting changes their lives, and maybe their tribes, forever.

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Blog Tour: Stray by J.K Hogan

Title:  Stray: A Sentinel Story

Series: Sentinel #1

Author: J.K. Hogan

Publisher:  Patreon

Release Date: Ongoing

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Genre: Romance, Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal, shifters, magic, vampires

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Synopsis

All of the mythical creatures that howl, prowl, bite, and kill—from vampires to werewolves, from wendigos to witches, monsters to demons—are real. The Midnight Sentinel exists to protect the delicate human race from the monsters that wish them harm.

Sebastian Locke never asked to be a Prince among the Feliscindae, a race of feline shifters. He never asked to be the champion of an entire species. He never asked for responsibility.

Noah Cowan never asked to be abandoned by his parents. He never asked to be homeless. He never asked to fall into a reality where up was down, north was south, and nightmares were real.

Two men living in a dystopian world, post-apocalyptic several times over, in which all of things that go bump in the night truly exist, are drawn together by an intricate spiderweb of fate, duty, blood, and love.

There’s something about Noah. Sebastian is drawn to him like a moth to a flame, but so are many others—those much more dangerous than he. In order to keep Noah safe, Sebastian must trust him with his most guarded secret: the truth of the supernatural.

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Book Blitz: Ibuki by Kathryn Sommerlot

Title:  Ibuki

Author: Kathryn Sommerlot

Publisher:  NineStar Press

Release Date: January 29, 2018

Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex

Pairing: Female/Female

Length: 26000

Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, lesbian, fantasy, cleric/priestess, magic users, abduction, royalty

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Synopsis

Ibuki: the gift of healing through breath. Chiasa has possessed the ability since childhood and shares it with her father as they care for their Inuru community. Chiasa has never doubted the stability of her simple life. That is, until Namika, a water-gifted priestess, shows up outside the Ibuki shrine gates with information promising Chiasa’s doom.

With Namika’s help, Chiasa is determined to find the secrets behind the ritual that will claim her life, but her growing feelings toward the other woman reach beyond her control, adding to the confusion. Time is rapidly running out, and Chiasa can’t seem to sort out the lies woven through the magic of Inuru and its emperor.

Caught in a tangled web of immortality, betrayal, and desire, Chiasa must find the right people to trust if she hopes to stop the ritual—or she will pay the consequences.

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Book Blitz: Savages (Badlands #1) by Natalie Bennett

Savages
Natalie Bennett
(Badlands, #1)
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Calista

“I am the monster they created. I’m the whore they’re ashamed of.”

When life tried to break me I grabbed that b*tch by the throat and squeezed.

I thought I could overcome anything. I swore I could handle him, but after being forced to play at the Devil’s playground I ended up craving his touch.

One taste of his poison made my loyalties begin to waiver.

Romero

“I’m a living nightmare, I’m everything they fear.”

I’ve been called the Devil, deranged, and a savage. I lived by a code created by rebel souls. We were sinners and thieves that made no apologies for taking whatever the f*ck we wanted. Saving a girl in the woods was never part of my plans, but when I saw the crazy in her eyes I knew it was a match made in hell.

Now secrets are piling up, the bodies are rotting, and time is running out to finish what I started.

Forewarning, our story is more than a little f*cked up.

Authors Note:

I am not going to put a long ‘trigger warning’ on this book. I will say that Savages is a VERY cautionary tale that has no regard for hard limits. Reader discretion IS highly advised. <–18+

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