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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing. Her debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards: *RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense) *InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller) *UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013) *Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) *Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006). LETHAL JOURNEY was a finalist in RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown (Thriller) and in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003). Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!" She recently published two action-packed JET Kindle Worlds novellas featuring characters from her Whitney Steel series and JET from Russell Blake's New York Times bestselling JET series. www.kimcresswell.ca www.facebook.com/KimCresswellBooks http://twitter.com/kimcresswell

12 of the Best #Dystopian, Urban #Fantasy, and #Paranormal #Romance Books by Alison Ingleby

What was your favorite book of 2018? And, more importantly, what are you planning to read in 2019?

All our Cursed Lands authors are avid readers, and while we love keeping on top of new releases, we also get really excited when we discover an old series that’s new to us. After all, there’s nothing better than finding a new author you love and being able to binge read a series from start to finish!

If you’re looking for some new stories to read in 2019, here are some of our favorite dystopian, urban fantasy and paranormal romances books…
by Alison Ingleby

Don’t Forget…

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The Holiday Tradition Book Lovers Have Been Waiting For by Alison Ingleby #Christmas #ebooks #holidays

Special Guest Post by Alison Ingleby

From Christmas jumpers to putting out cookies and milk for Santa, we all have Christmas traditions that have been passed down through the generations. But my favorite tradition of all is Iceland’s “Yule book flood”, or Jólabókaflóð.

(If you just spat out your coffee, here’s how you actually pronounce it.)

Originating in World War II when imports to the country were restricted, Iceland’s bookish tradition involves exchanging books on Christmas eve and then spending the rest of the evening reading.

Could there be a more perfect holiday tradition?

In fact, Iceland could well lay claim to being the most book-loving nation on earth. A study found it to be the world’s third most literate nation (behind Finland and Norway – perhaps the cold dark winters have something to do with Scandinavian countries dominating the top five spots) and more than one in ten Icelanders will publish a book.

It’s certainly a country to inspire writers, with its vast ice caps, black volcanic beaches, bubbling mud pits, and a wealth of Norse mythology. Iceland has a long history of storytelling, stretching back to the famous Icelandic sagas; tales of Icelandic families whose ancestors migrated to Iceland from other northern European countries. Before the days of print or even handwritten books, these stories were passed down orally and many have been lost to time.

Whether historic sagas are your cup of tea or you prefer a lighter read, the tradition of giving books at Christmas is one any book lover can embrace. Not only can you share your favorite books with others, you’ll also receive plenty of new books to see you through the dark January days.

Here are a few ideas to start your own family holiday tradition:

  • Personal recommendation – buy the books which have given you the most enjoyment over the past year and match them to your loved ones’ tastes.
  • A blind date with a book – wrap your chosen books in brown paper, write a clue as to the genre or style of book on the outside and let people pick their own read.
  • Bookstore gift card – Not sure what book to buy for your fussy Aunt Mildred? A gift card for a local bookstore means she gets to pick exactly what she wants.
  • Gift an eBook – if you’re doing your Christmas shopping with just a few hours to go, it’s never too late to gift an eBook. If you live in the U.S., you can gift a specific eBook on Amazon and Nook, or you can buy a general gift card which can be redeemed against books of a recipient’s choice.
And in the spirit of gifting, I’ve got a free bookish gift for you this week. The Cursed Lands authors are giving away a special bonus pack of 15 eBooks to everyone who pre-orders the boxed set on iTunes, Nook or Kobo for 99c.

Even if you don’t have an e-reader, the Nook app can be downloaded on any smartphone, tablet or computer.

Once you’ve pre-ordered, head to the Cursed Lands website to get your free gift.

Happy holidays!

Cursed Lands Boxed Set Video Teaser and Amazon GC #Giveaway! #CR4U #bynr

Anyone who knows me,  knows I love book teasers and trailers. I think they are a creative way of visually letting readers know more about your work.  With that said, here is the exciting teaser for the Cursed Lands Boxed Set. I’m really excited about this one.
I hope you are too!

Download the first 3 chapters of ICEHAVEN for Free (until Dec. 31), included in the Cursed Lands collection of 22 Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Dystopian books.
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Pre-order the Cursed Lands Boxed Set for $0.99

 

It’s our 3rd Gift Card Giveaway!
This time you can win a $10.00 Amazon GC!

Enter to win a $10 Amazon GC

It’s free to enter! Contest ends Dec. 17th

 

 

 

Cursed Lands Giveaway: Win a $10.00 iTunes Ecard!

Love giveaways? It’s week two of our gift card giveaway! Enter to win a $10.00 iTunes Ecard! It’s free to enter. Contest runs until December 10th.

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Don’t forget to download the first 3 chapters of ICEHAVEN (featured in the Cursed Lands Box Set) to read for free this holiday season!

Sneak Peek of ICEHAVEN (Sum of all Tears) Read Chapters 1-3 for Free!

Be the first to read the first three chapters of ICEHAVEN
An enthralling post‑apocalyptic dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist. Download your FREE copy (mobi or epub) at Prolific Works until December 31st

Get ICEHAVEN  + 21 other exclusive books when you purchase the Cursed Lands Box Set!
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Pre-order Cursed Lands Box Set: Includes ICEHAVEN + Free gifts #iBooks #Nook #Cursedlands

I’m excited to reveal our super secret project!  The Cursed Lands Box Set includes ICEHAVEN by Kim Cresswell and M.K Chester!

ICEHAVEN

(Sum of all Tears – Book 1)


GENRE: NA Post‑apocalyptic Dystopian Paranormal

The end has come. She could be humanity’s best hope for survival.

In the near future, after her father’s global warming experiment goes terribly wrong, twenty-two-year-old environmental studies student, August Madison, finds herself resurrected in a frozen wasteland.

With most of the world’s population and food sources annihilated, depraved nomadic gangs patrol the lawless landscape as outlasters claw for survival. Even old friends become unrecognizable.

Amid the chaos, Greyson Marx, iron-fisted leader of the domed settlement Liberty, emerges from the catastrophic event with his own agenda—collecting only those who exhibit unexplained abilities.

When August crosses his path, he sees an opportunity he must exploit.
She sees an evil she must destroy.

In a treacherous new world where anyone could be saviors or savages, August discovers her true purpose. And only the strongest will endure.

The Day after Tomorrow meets Mad Max, Hand Maid’s Tale and the Hunger Games in this enthralling post‑apocalyptic dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist.

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