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Cursed Lands Boxed Set now available to pre-order on #Kindle! #indiethursdays #booknerdigan #ASMSG

Discover the Stories Inside Cursed Lands
Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

We know you’ve been waiting a while, but we have good news! Cursed Lands is now available on Amazon as well as iBooks, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and Kobo. You can help support our goal of hitting the USA Today bestseller list AND secure your exclusive copy of 22 brand-new dystopian, urban fantasy and paranormal romance books by pre-ordering today for just 99 cents.

Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival. These page-turning tales will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Pre-order your copy of Cursed Lands here.

(Please note: the Cursed Lands authors cannot be held responsible for irritability, grumpiness, caffeine overdose or other effects of sleep deprivation resulting from your addiction to the stories in the Cursed Lands boxed set.)

And… don’t forget about our special pre-order gift! Everyone who pre-orders Cursed Lands can claim a bonus pack of 15+ FREE e-books by some of the Cursed Lands authors. Once you’ve pre-ordered, claim your gift by visiting our website.

We’ve been super busy over the past few months getting stories down on paper (well, okay, on our laptop’s hard drives!) but we can now reveal details of what you’ll be reading in the Cursed Lands Boxed Set…

Icehaven by Kim Cresswell and M.K. Chester

When twenty-two-year-old August Madison finds herself resurrected in a frozen wasteland, an iron-fisted dictator collecting survivors with unexplained paranormal abilities sees an opportunity he can exploit. She sees an evil she must destroy.

Cirque de la Lune by Emma Hamm

Frank Fairwell had it all, until someone tried to kill him by tossing him in a river. But when he washes up on the shore of a Circus whose acts seem all too real, he finds his life permanently changed. Forever.

Among Shadows by Nina Walker

Tristan thought becoming a Royal Officer would be exciting, but it’s turning out to be nothing more than glorified babysitting. That is, until he meets a Color Alchemist with wicked magic—things are finally getting interesting.

Orion’s Kiss by Claire Luana

Meriah will do whatever it takes to save her sisters from a deadly ancient curse. Even if it means killing the cutest guy she’s met all year. Unless she can find another way…

Crimson Mage by Dorothy Dreyer

The legend goes …

The ancient deity Kashmeru knew only one true love—the Lotus empress Lakshmi, who in his eyes possessed all beauty and grace the universe could hold, but Lakshmi knew that Kashmeru’s spirit was not pure, for within him dwelled an evil so corrupt it could destroy the universe.

And when she denied him her love, destroying the universe was the very thing he vowed to do.

Behind Glass by Elle Scott

A Nephilim with no memory of her past discovers she has telekinetic powers. When she accidentally uses her new ability in public she becomes the number one target for demons who hunt angels for their grace.

Daughter of Dragons by A.J. Flowers

First there were fangs, and then there were the dreams. I’m turning into a dragon… and my knight in shining armor is coming to kill me.

Shadows & Light by Krista Street

Being a supernatural healer isn’t easy, especially when a stalker wants you burned at the stake. Fortunately, Daria Gresham’s new bodyguard is the sexiest man she’s ever met, but he has a secret that could shatter her entire world.

The Shadow City by Alison Ingleby

Eighteen-year-old Vesper’s dreams of attending the Royal Academy are shattered when she’s branded a criminal and dumped on the city floor to die. In the shadow city, factions war and monsters roam the streets. But Vesper’s biggest fear is the power she wields—a power she can’t control.

Salem 2317 by Angela Kulig and Taylor Haiden

Arwyn Blake has two jobs, kill the nonmagical nomads who dare call Salem home, and continue her bloodline by marrying a man she hates. When Arwyn impulsively spares the life of a pale-eyed rebel, she uncovers a lie that changes more than just her destiny.

Loving the Legend by B. Kristin McMichael

Andrew Lucan wanted nothing more than to get out of the night human world, but all that has changed. Now he only wants one thing in life—Arianna to notice him. First she needs to learn that monsters do exist and he’s one of them.

Alien Discovery by Ella Wayne

When her memories were activated, she learned her real life was elsewhere. She was chosen by the Aliens for their breeder program. But would she leave Earth for good only to serve the hottest Aliens in this galaxy?

Lone Survivor by Jenna Lee

Sadie was created in a lab – an experiment that scientists were supposed to get rid of on her eighteenth birthday. But a fire breaks out and she’s the only survivor. Or is she? Now, she’s tracking other misfits like her before the secret government agency that created her can track them all down for themselves.

Stolen Magic by Char Webster

Mystics Aria and Damian have hated each other for centuries. Now, they are forced to work together to capture a killer who is threatening the entire supernatural world.

Rune: A Chosen Chronicles Novel by K.A. Parkinson

For seven years Rune has lived among a group Lost Ones, content fighting the Dark in his own way, the past left in the past. But his ruthless Watcher has found him once again and the choice she offers him leaves only two options: fight against the most dangerous woman in the world, or risk losing the only people he’s ever truly loved.

Shades of Human by J.L. Myers

A girl who sees monsters. A stalker who saves lives. Is this a dream come true, or are Calli’s nightmares coming to life?

Shades of Fate by Steven Whibley

Darius Gates’ life of thousands of years is near its end. Now, a corrupt group of non-humans plan to use his death to gain global power, forcing Darius to call upon ancient allies for a final desperate battle to save the loved ones he’ll leave behind.

Bloodlines: The Dark Fae Chronicles by S. K. Gregory

When Nova discovers her Fae heritage, she becomes a target. With the Dark Fae Queen trying to eradicate humans, Nova may be their last hope.

Curse of a Jinn by Lichelle Slater

When Gwen finds an old painting in an abandoned house, she accidentally wakes a Jinn. She has no idea his secrets could kill them both.

Ashes of Raging Water by Michael J. Allen

Dark faeries plague Atlanta, trading wishes for slaves and souls. When rival mischief devolves into war, a young phoenix reborn from water must risk True Death to save us from our own cataclysmic desires.

War of the Rose Covens by Lee French

Magic turned sixteen-year-old Sophie into her mother’s favorite disappointment, and the feeling is mutual. After fleeing the Petal Society Coven, she’s forced to learn the dark truth of why she’s now being hunted down, and why even her new friends can’t save her.

Iron & Wine by Candace Osmond

Three mythical races. Decades of ancient war. And the love of one girl to save them all.

With an evil fairy Hell-bent on her demise and decades of a mythical war coming to fruition…Avery must find a way to help her magical friends end the ancient feud before the effects spill over into her own world.

But when the love of a gorgeous Australian vampire turns her life upside down, Avery finds her heart hanging in the balance…as well as her humanity.

**Cursed Lands will only be on sale for a very limited time. Make sure you’re the first to get your copy of all these stories by pre-ordering the Cursed Lands Boxed Set Today!**

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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.
Get the Free ICEHAVEN Preview

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

 

 

 

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.

Get ICEHAVEN  + 21 other stories when you purchase the Cursed Lands Box Set!

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REFLECTION ~ Editorial Reviews from InD’Tale and BTSeMag

reflection333x500A reporter’s determination to expose an illegal human cloning project places an innocent child in the crosshairs of a master criminal.

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May 2013 – The book trailer for REFLECTION was featured in Robin Covington’s, Happy Ever After, Special for USA TODAY! Check it out here! A huge thank you to Robin!

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June 2013 – REFLECTION received a 5 star review on page 71 of BTSeMag! Click here to read the magazine!

Review by Lori Zaleski (BTSeMag)

A pulse-pounding opening is just the beginning of the non-stop action in Reflection by Kim Cresswell. Whitney Steel is a headstrong investigative reporter who wants to expose the truth at all costs even while falling for Blake Neely, an undercover FBI Special Agent. As they work to take down an evil billionaire, the romantic tension builds until they give in to their desires. But, is a physical relationship enough for Whitney when she believes Blake is keeping something from her? Watching Whitney and Blake’s struggle to trust each other makes them an intriguing couple. Meanwhile, Cresswell works multiple storylines with stunning plot twists that keep the pages flying by.

Completely captivated with this romantic suspense, I could barely take a breath before reaching the high-octane climax. Cresswell masterfully ties up the major plot points while leaving the door open to revisiting these characters again. I, for one, hope she does.

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June 2013 – REFLECTION reviewed a stellar 4 star review by InDTale Magazine!  Click here to read the full review!

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Where to Buy REFLECTION
MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | AmazonUK | Bookstrand | Smashwords | CoffeeTime Romance | Omnilit | ARe | ibookstore | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Sony | iTunes

Available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace

REFLECTION is UPAuthor Approved

UP Approved-1Thank you UPAuthors.com!

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Excerpt
Mason Bailey gulped down his third Glenlivet. “I didn’t kill her.”

How many times had Whitney Steel heard those words? Dozens. But never from the mouth of a United States senator. For all she cared, the man could drink himself to Mars, but not until she got what she’d come for. An exclusive.

Under the awning shading the Pink Flamingo Club’s patio, she took a sip of her lime daiquiri, and couldn’t help notice the way the mid-afternoon sunlight brutally magnified every line on Mason’s tanned face.

“Of all the reporters in Panama City, let alone Florida, why me? We cut our ties years ago.” And our losses, she wanted to say, but didn’t.

“I know I can trust you.” His gaze darted across the street then back to her. “Besides, we were married once. That should count for something.”

Whitney straightened. Anger coiled in the pit of her stomach. “Give me a break. For a year and a half, I thought we were married. Too bad your girlfriends didn’t know about our little legal arrangement.” Especially, your twenty something assistant.

“Damn it, Whitney. I didn’t ask you here to rehash our past.” He yanked a monogrammed handkerchief from his jacket pocket and dabbed the sweat from his forehead. “I need your help. I know why Carmen Lacey was murdered.”

Her eyes widened. Now they were getting somewhere. “You have my full attention. Are we on the record?”

Mason shoved his empty glass aside. “Yes.”

Her heart thumped with anticipation. This story would be the topic du jour for months. Her ratings at WBNN-TV would soar, and finally her colleagues would take notice and treat her with the professional respect she deserved.

For the past twelve years, her colleagues said she’d had a free ride because of her father, an award winning war correspondent, and her ex-husband’s political connections. This time she’d prove them wrong.

She rummaged through her leather bag, placed her digital voice recorder on the table and gave the record button a firm push. “For the record, Senator Bailey, did you kill Carmen Lacey?”

“No.” He leaned back in the chair and loosened his pinstriped tie. “It’s true. I was the last person to see her alive. But there’s more to this than you think.”

Brown eyes that once set her heart hammering now conveyed a chilling,hollow look. Was it guilt? Desperation?

No. Fear.

Uneasiness slid down her spine. She stopped the recorder. “Mason, you’re scaring me. What the hell is going on? It’s been over three years since we last spoke. Then, out of the blue, you beg me to meet with you today. I know the police don’t believe you killed that woman.”

“But do you, Whitney? Do you believe I killed her? I need to know. It’s important.”

Stunned by the urgency in his voice, she answered carefully. “Of course not. You’re many things, but you’re not a killer.”

“Thank you. That means a lot to me.” He reached for his empty glass and tapped his chunky gold ring against the side.

Whitney turned the recorder on again.

“Carmen was a scientist working for a biotech company in Nevada. ShawBioGen. Heard of it?”

“Who hasn’t? They were one of the first to clone animals in the eighties. Caused quite a stir. But I don’t understand. What does that have to do with
Carmen’s death?”

He opened his mouth to answer.

The large window behind them dividing the patio from the main restaurant exploded. A storm of glass rained down, showering the patio.

There was no warning. Everything moved so fast, yet in slow motion as if part of a horrid nightmare.

Screams. Rushed, heavy, thumping footsteps.

A few feet away, a male waiter dropped the two plates of food in his hands. He froze.

“Get down!” Mason yelled.

Whitney dropped. She huddled into a ball under the table and squashed the side of her face against the patio stones. Amid the chaos, a gunshot echoed and the waiter ran for cover.

A bullet ripped through the man’s shoulder and spun him around, the force slamming his body against the restaurant door. He folded to his knees and howled out in pain.

More shots rang out. Debris spewed through the air. Food, glasses, plates. The sickening smell of deep fried food and scorched cordite assaulted her nostrils. She gagged.

Crimson snaked toward her hand. The warm, sticky liquid met her fingertips.

Blood. Lots of blood. But it wasn’t hers.

Her gaze snapped to Mason, lying on his back. Dark red blood pumped from a gaping wound in his chest, soaking his white shirt. She held her breath to keep from screaming.

He raised his arm and reached for her. “I swear—I didn’t kill her. I swear.”

“I believe you.” Whitney kept her head down and inched her body closer. She grasped his hand. “I do. Oh, God.”

Please don’t die. Her pulse roared so loud in her ears she couldn’t hear her own words. “You’re bleeding so much. Someone help us!”

Another bullet whizzed through the air and slammed into the bottom of the wooden table leg.

Needle-like splinters from the wood slashed through her pants and drilled into her thigh like a hundred slivers. The pain knocked the breath from her. The world twisted and turned yellow. Darkness thickened and threatened to overpower her.

Can’t pass out…help Mason.

He gasped a ragged breath and shoved a key into her bloody palm and curled her fingers closed. “Don’t trust—anyone.”

She clutched the piece of metal. A knot wedged in her throat, one she couldn’t swallow. “I’m going to get help.”

“No—stay.” Blood bubbled at the corners of his mouth and trickled down his jaw. “They cloned…”

His eyelids slid shut.

“What Mason? They cloned what?”

Whitney lowered her head to his chest. “Oh, Mason, no.”

Reflection © 2013 by Kim Cresswell

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Praise

“Action packed from page one…an impressively laid out passionate thrill ride!” -InD’Tale Magazine

“I was looking forward to reading about Whitney and Blake. I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” –Quality Reads UK Book Club

“A brilliant mixture of action, romance and mystery. Well worth a read…a very tough book to put down.” Jeep Diva

“Five-star page-turner! A truly edge-of-your-seat, never-a-dull-moment read! Reflection has a dramatic start and just never slows down.” Ellen Fritz at Books4Tomorrow

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Where to Buy
MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | AmazonUK | Bookstrand | Smashwords | CoffeeTime Romance | Omnilit | ARe | ibookstore | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Sony

Available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace

No Strings Attached Blog Hop

no strings MayThe No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop is here!

I’m giving away 3 eBook copies of my award-winning debut romantic suspense, REFLECTION, to three lucky winners!

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Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner! (2004)

WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence.

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Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it.

Now it may kill her.

After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…

Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

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The trailer for REFLECTION was recently featured in Robin Covington’s, Happy Ever After, Special for USA TODAY!  Click here to check out the book trailer!

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“I was looking forward to reading about Whitney and Blake. I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” –Quality Reads UK Book Club

“A brilliant mixture of action, romance and mystery. Well worth a read…a very tough book to put down.” Jeep Diva

“Five-star page-turner! A truly edge-of-your-seat, never-a-dull-moment read! Reflection has a dramatic start and just never slows down.” Ellen Fritz at Books4Tomorrow

“Fast-paced…gripping…riveting!” -Bestselling True Crime Author, RJ Parker

Where to Buy
MuseItUp Publishing | Amazon | AmazonUK | Bookstrand | Smashwords | CoffeeTime Romance | Omnilit | ARe | ibookstore | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Sony

Available in paperback at Amazon & Createaspace

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