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Saturday, August 9, 2014

COVER REVEAL!!! Heaven Below by Heather Marie Adkins

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Book: Heaven Below
Series: Goddess of Ptalonia, Book One
Author: Heather Marie Adkins
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover art by Robyn Porter - Aos Si Designs

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Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Kelli McNeil wishes her only problems were what to wear and who to date. But she also has recurring nightmares about dying. In every dream she sees Sebastian, and feels a love that echoes across the ages. As the dreams intensify, Kelli suspects they are not imagination, but memories of past lives. While these memories hint at an ancient prophecy and the fate of an entire race, they reveal a dark danger for her. In every life, Sebastian is not only her true love - he is her murderer.

Excerpt

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About the Authoramazon3

Heather Marie Adkins loves magick and words, but not necessarily in that order. She can often be found wrangling chickens in her backyard, pulling weeds from her herb garden, and saving field mice from her cats—when she isn’t plotting her eventual move to Ireland. She worships the moon and stars, and loves the feel of grass beneath her bare feet. Heather lives in north-central Kentucky with a house full of animals and the love of her life—all of whom drive her crazy. Learn more about her at her website: heathermarieadkins.com. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cover Reveal, Judgement, Supernatural Horror.

JUDGEMENT is coming just in time for the Halloween season!!! Mark your calendars, add to your date reminders and set your alarm. Release date is October 15th!


JUDGEMENT

Seeing your mother engulfed by darkness changes a person.

The memory has haunted Kristin all her life. It drove her to join Spirit Investigators International, and to explore paranormal activity and locations. It brought her to the dark ruins of Debois Penitentiary for the Criminally Insane.

Kristin's team is assigned to investigate, but they find themselves confronting the pure malevolence that infuses the concrete walls. The darkness has returned, and this time it means to be Kristin's judge, jury and executioner.


Unedited Chapter One:

Gillian moved about the room, papers scattered all over the place. She’d planned to get most of the reports together by the end of the day, but that had been interrupted by a phone call she had not expected. Looking down at the pad of paper next to her cell phone, she still couldn't believe their good luck. Their financiers were getting antsy. They wanted results, and the last few excursions had been less than fruitful. Picking up the pad, she wrote,

Debois Penitentiary.

She’d heard the stories and knew the history of the jail. It had suffered a large amount deaths. Both natural and unnatural causes. It was also surrounded by a mysterious fire that had taken all but two lives before being shut down. The chance for paranormal activity was high, and that’s what the group needed right now. Gillian knew if they didn't produce something worthwhile soon, the foundation was going to shut down. She wasn't about to let that happen. One way or another this next hunt needed to pan out. As she headed for the door, a knock stopped her.

“Who’s there?”

 “Gillian, it’s me.” a gruff voice answered. “You left a message.”

Gillian opened the door. Moving back to her desk, she made room for J to sit down. She’d not expected him to come over so quickly. The fact he had, meant he knew how dire their situation was. She hoped she might be able to lighten that load now.

“I got a call. A good case.”

 “Define good.”

 “Debois Penitentiary. It’s perfect.”

“I've heard of this place. I thought they refused to let anyone investigate?”

Gillian had heard the same. “I know, but I got a call from the company that owns it. They are tired of all of the stories about the place. It makes it hard to sell the property, so they want us to go in and debunk it all.”

“And if we can’t?” Jack sat on an old wooden chair. “That place has a long and dangerous history.”

Gillian sighed. “I know, but if we are as good as we claim to be, we can’t pass up investigating this place. Besides, we need a success to reassure our investors.”

“You've heard from them again?”

 “Mr. Anker called early this morning. I got the sense if we don’t produce something worthwhile soon, they’ll pull our contract.” She’d also heard him threaten to sue them for false promises, but she wasn’t about to tell Jack that. “We need to  make sure this gig  pans out.”

Jack stood and faced her. “If we get evidence, then great. If we don’t, I won’t fabricate it just to placate some suits.” He made  for the door, and then stopped. “If this place lives up to its reputation, you shouldn't worry about  getting things on tape.”

“Who do you want to include?” Gillian asked, pen ready. “Alex is available.”

 “Definitely get Alex, but I also want Ed and Matt involved.”

“Will that be enough?”

Jack shook his head. “No, call Kristin in. I need her for this one.”

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DEADLY DESCENT:
A discovery of a lifetime turns into a nightmare that will not end...

Far beneath the waves of the mid Pacific, new forms of plant life discovered in the Marianas Trench unleash a horrible affliction among Dr. Tori Cutter's colleagues. When the strange plants are brought aboard an undersea research station, crew members begin to sicken and die.

...Trouble is, they aren't staying dead.

To escape a deadly fate, Tori and her guide Lt. John Akers, must escape to the surface. But life for her may bring death, or something worse, to the world above.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

New Years Holiday Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!
It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. Now it is time to start over again, flip the calanders and begin anew. I've always enjoyed January as a time to start a new chapter in my life. It's also a time for celebration. And what better way to do that than with giveaways!! So, let's get this party started. So first, here are the rules: Welcome blog hoppers to the 2013 New Year's Blog Hop, brought to you by Indie Writers Unite. The hop runs January 11-14. All you have to do to win the kindle fire is TWEET. As a group, we are offering a total of four grand prizes, but there's more...every author page you visit will have its own giveaway. To see some of those prizes click HERE. As the for the grand prizes, there are four: PRIZE ONE 8.9" KINDLE FIRE HD WITH HD, 16 GB, WI-FI, AND DOLBY AUDIO. $299 VALUE
PRIZE 2 $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD
PRIZE 3 15 SIGNED PAPERBACK BOOKS THAT WILL BE MAILED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP. PRIZE 4 30 DIGITAL BOOKS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR KINDLE Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details... *** HOW TO ENTER GRAND PRIZES 1-2 TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #NYHOP It's that simple. We'll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before January 17th on this site. RULES: Tweets MUST include: 1. The hashtag #nyhop (This is how we track them) 2. A link to the blog hop. You may tweet as much as you like throughout the hop. More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!! ***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.*** Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste: WIN a $300 Kindle Fire, a $100 Amazon gift card & more at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #giveaway #win #freekindle #freebooks #amreading WIN FREE SWAG at the author #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA prizes include a $300 kindle fire! #freekindle #free #giveaway #win ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #kindlefree #free #lovebooks WIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 55 prizes including a kindle fire HD worth 300! http://ow.ly/gG8vA #nyhop #freekindlefire #amwriting HOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 3-4 To enter to win the free signed paperback books and the free books for your kindle, you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running. Once you've visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS
Now, most people use this time of year to come up with resolutions on what they want to change, improve or get done this year. What I want to know, from you my readers, is what are your resolutions for this year. I also want to know what the craziest thing is you have ever vowed to do once the end of the year moved past. One lucky reader will win a free ebook. Okay, let's start! As always, you can revisit the main blog at: Happy hopping!!! RG

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Holiday Book SaleToday's hottest fiction ebooks are on sale for .99 from Dec 28-Dec 31 only! Mystery, romance, young adult - there's something for everyone ...

... including the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Holiday Blog Hop

HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!! GUESS WHAT?? WHY YES, IT'S BEGUN!




Yes everyone, it's that time of year again. A time of sharing, remembering, family times and reaching out to those who are a part of your life. I love the holiday seasons, always have. I'm honored to be part of this great hop which includes a ton of fantastic authors. Our talents span all genres and age limits. I'm certain there is something out there for everyone. If you've missed it, or need to get back, you can find the original hop page HERE

Visit it often to see all the wonderful books, authors and prizes to be had. Trust me, there are a ton of items out there. During this hop I hope to hear from all the readers and writers alike. Today, feel free to introduce yourself and tell me what the one thing you wish for for this holiday season. The limit is only what you put on  your imagination.

For me, it would be to be able to spend it with all my family. Both here, in the UK and those who are no longer living. To have that one special day that was magical when I was a kid. That would be perfect for me. How about you? Let's hear it.

As the week progresses we'll get more questions and answers out there. But until then, enjoy the hop and come back and visit. There is always a warm fire, hot cocoa and a seat for you to rest your weary legs on. I'll be giving away a couple copies of my novel KEEPERS OF WATER at the end of this hop, so stay tuned. And as always, remember to leave your name and email address as ways to enter the contest!

And if I don't remember to say it again, I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season.

Happy reading and writing everyone!!

RG

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coffin Hop

Welcome all ghouls, zombies, vampires and creatures of the night. Whether you enjoy the genre, love the season, or just want to immerse yourself in the feel of the season, you are sure to find something for everyone with the amount of blogs involved in this hop. So, pull up a chair, grab something to drink and enjoy the hop.



First, here's a bit about the hop:

COFFIN HOP is the annual Horror Author event, geared towards gaining exposure for indie horror and genre authors, and increasing interaction with fans and readers. Conceived in 2011 by authors Axel Howerton and Julie Jansen, COFFIN HOP was initially intended to be a small answer to the proliferation of author blog hops for Romance, Erotica and other genres while noticing a dearth of well-organized, high profile events for horror writers.

The first annual COFFIN HOP bloomed to over 100 authors and brought in thousands of readers and fans over the week leading up to Halloween. Every one of those 100 authors held contests, gave away e-books, paperbacks, prize packages, autographed copies, toys, personalized writings, videos, themed jewellery, movie posters… the list goes on and on and on.



This year, we want to take COFFIN HOP to a whole new level. In addition to the week-long event (running October 24-31, 2012), we will be releasing a collection of some of the best stories from our best author-members. Exclusive to our collection COFFIN HOP 2012: DEATH BY DRIVE-IN are stories from C.W LaSart (Ad Nauseum), Red Tash (Troll or Derby, This Brilliant Darkness), Jessica McHugh (Rabbits in the Garden, Torn Realities), Dan Dillard (Demons and Other Inconveniences), Erik Gustafson (Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon) and many more.  Mad B-Movie tales of Drive-In derivation, including: Brains from Space! Robot Squids Gone Wild! Radioactive Microwave Men! Monster Mash Massacres! Crotch Tentacles! Pinterest-loving Werewolves! Vampire Seduction! Man-eating Toilet! Robot Lincoln & Zombie Jackson! Interior art by Nicolas Caesar! Foreword by Stink of Flesh director Scott S. Phillips! Cover by the infamous Chris Dow and www.eyecravepro.ca   

The best part is, all profits from COFFIN HOP 2012: DEATH BY DRIVE-IN will be donated to www.readingtree.org to help encourage literacy.


Now, my part in this will be simple. I'll have random posts going on and all those that post comments to my questions/inquires will be entered in to win a copy of my newest horror release, DEADLY DESCENT.


So, be prepared to be entertained and ready your clicking finger to hit all the fantastic authors and above all... have fun!! Below is a list of all the authors involved. If in doubt, the main site is here


As always, happy reading and writing.

RG Porter



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vampires the Immortals

So, with this being the month for Halloween, I figured I would talk about some of my favorite creatures of the night. Today that's vampires. I have a series currently in process that does involvee vampires. This one involves the a war brewing between differing factions of vampires and enlists the aid of the Fae.



Now, there are many myths and legends out there, and it would take a long time to go through them, so I will just address some of my favorites. One of the main common ties is that one can be turned. Some say you can be born into the race, others say it was a curse that can be transferred to another. I like the idea of it being a mesh of them both. You can see this in many different movies and books. One of my favorites is below.



Underworld:

I have to say, I adored Saleene’s character in this series. She was a kick butt warrior who was only out to take care of what she believed had killed her family. Now, she was misled, but in the end, she went with the truth. I also enjoyed the idea that it all began with immortals that were mutated into the different lines. You have to give them credit; they were able to roll the world of Vampires into the human world quite well. By all accounts, they did not seem to turn new people and had very strict rules for their kind.






Priest:

The vampires in this movie are different than most I’ve seen. They are, in and of themselves, a race of animals that eat everything. There is an intelligence in their world, but you never really see what they are thinking. They have a hierarchy which cannot be missed and they are ruthless. I won’t get into too much in case those reading have not seen the movie, but I have to say, I really enjoyed this movie. If you like different aspects of vampires, this one is a good one to see. It is not your normal run of the mill type vampires. These are beasts, pure and simple. But it makes them really interesting.


Blade:

Okay, I cannot talk about vampires without discussing Blade. His is an interesting twist as he was not turned, nor a pureblood immortal. He was born after his mother was infected. His hatred of the race is impossible to miss when he takes up with his friend and hunts them down. Throughout the series you can’t help but see all the evil they have pushed in this version of the Vampire. However, if you’ve seen Blade III you are introduced to the source of the vampires, Drake. He is the original. Even though they tried to make him evil, he had a code of honor that you could not miss at the end. I liked how they presented him in the last movie.


 
Dracula:

And then there is the first, and ultimate, vampire. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was the ultimate. He was cursed, by forsaking god and could turn others into vampires as well. In one of the more recent  movies, you could see the humanity in the character. He was haunted by his past and the life he lost. To read the story, it is a very dramatic tragedy. Yes there are horrific acts when he takes another life, but there is an underlying commitment he has to the woman he lost.  

In the end, I can understand why the vampire has remained a distinct figure in both movies and books. There is a fascination with them, a calling for things that are forbidden, and the belief that one can cheat death. My favorite idea of a vampire would be that they are not cursed, but are a separation from humans. They are a race, of themselves, that cannot be turned but must co-exist. Though they have the possibility of long lives, I prefer the stories that show them as not immortals, but that they just age slower than humans but do have weakness that can be exploited. This is something I plan to explore in a new series coming out sometime in 2013.

I would love to know what you, my readers, like and dislike about vampires. What fascinates you, draws you in and keeps you reading/watching. Is it the act of bloodletting, the ability to remain young or the possibility of never dying? What drives you, compels you, to keep reaching for that next movie or book or do the idea of the vampire completely turn you away?

As always, happy reading and writing.

R.G. Porter