Mental Damnation Series by Konn Lavery Genre: Dark Fantasy

Mental Damnation: Reality
Book 1
by Konn Lavery
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Banished to the Underworld. A Ritual. The Disease.
Enter the rich mythical world of Konn Lavery’s debut novel containing a military dictatorship, cults, and politically-driven gangs.
After Krista’s people were banished from the surface by the humans, they were reduced to violence and hatred.
She and her only friend, Darkwing, survive as street kids as their people’s leaders become crazed from an unknown disease – Mental Damnation. After their infection, the Guardians develop a bizarre interest in her, claiming they must reap her innocence for their newfound master, the Weaver.
Krista has limited options for survival: Does she fend for her life in the City of Renascence, or risk leaving everything behind and enter the uncharted realm of the underworld?
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“Konn Lavery has taken me into his mind and carried me on a richly woven tapestry of metaphors for the human condition.”- Amber, Goodreads Reviewer
“Both well-written and well thought out, Mental Damnation is an instant classic and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
– Joshua Grant, Goodreads Reviewer
“When I finally got into the actual book, I found myself unable to put it down, even reading it on my break at work”
– Dawn Herbert, Goodreads Reviewer
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Mental Damnation: Dream
Book 2
A Fallen God. The Marking. Damnation Has Begun.
The ritual set everything in motion for Krista in the continuation of the Mental Damnation series hinting at the afterlife, and a lurkingevil.
Gatekeeper Danil found and used her in an unholy event which completes Krista’s infection of Mental Damnation.
It is the very disease that collapsed her leaders and wreaked havocamong her people, how will she maintain her sanity through the visionsof hell?
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“Lavery writes an extremely good book: captivating, highly descriptive, emotional and hauntingly poignant.”
– G.J. Griffiths, Goodreads Reviewer
“The world Mr. Lavery created is absolutely captivating and the illustrations beautiful!”
– Cassandra Larsen, Goodreads Reviewer
“I’m invested now an will continue to follow this story in the next book.”
– Jenae (Jeni), Goodreads Reviewer
Mental Damnation: Purity
Book 3
Krista allies with a fallen paladin as the Weaver sends his deadliest servant after her.
The Mental Damnation series continues in a high fantasy tale of forbidden love, banishment, and fallen warriors.
Krista’s hope of escaping Dreadweave Pass lessens as the Weaver sends a fallen angel to capture her. Will her allegiance with a corrupt paladin be enough to triumph?
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“Book three in the Mental Damnation series picks up perfectly and continues with Krista’s story. There is a lot of action, drama and suspense”
– Sheri, Goodreads Reviewer
Mental Damnation: Mortal
Book 4
Damnation ends. The Afterlife is at war. Krista must fend for herself.
Mortal is the concluding novel of the dark fantasy series Mental Damnation. Follow Krista as she descends further into Dreadweave Pass and fulfilling the path of a warrior set by her father, reinforced by her allies. Will Krista manage to escape the land of the damned? She fights to return to Darkwing in the mortal realm, as he struggles to rescue her. Home is no safe haven either, for her people and the humans are on the brink of an all-out-war.
Konn Lavery is a Canadian author whose work has been recognized by Edmonton’s top five bestseller charts and by reviewers such as Readers’ Favorite, and Literary Titan.
He started writing stories at a young age while being homeschooled. After graduating from graphic design college, he began professionally pursuing his writing with his first release, Reality. He continues to write in the thriller, horror, and fantasy genres.
He balances his literary work along with his own graphic design and website development business, titled Reveal Design (www.revealdesign.ca). His visual communication skills have been transcribed into the formatting and artwork found within his publications supporting his fascination of transmedia storytelling.
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~ Book Blitz ~ Itsy Bitsy Spyder (The Spyders #0.5) by Apeksha Rao Young Adult / Espionage 15th to 17th August

 


About the Book:
What do you do when your mother feels that you don’t trust her?
If you’re Samira Joshi, and your mother is an elite spy who works for RAW, the first thing you do is … hide the knives.
After that, you go straight to the therapist that she has chosen.
For, when your mother knows seventeen different ways to kill a man, you don’t argue with her. Much.
Unless she’s trying to destroy your dreams.
Then, you fight dirty. Like a spy.
Samira is sweet, sassy, and almost seventeen. She dreams of becoming a badass spy like her parents.
And, why not?
That’s exactly what her parents have trained her to be.
So, why is her mother suddenly acting like a typical Indian mom and pushing her to be a doctor?
Samira can swear on her stack of covert operative manuals that it has something to with her mother’s last mission.
Her therapist disagrees. She feels the key to the mystery lies in Samira’s childhood.
Between her mother’s drama, a trouble-making grandmother, and a confused therapist, Samira’s life is spinning out of control.
What’s a good spy to do when her dreams are in danger?

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Meet Samira Joshi



Samira is smart, sassy, and seventeen – with a difference.
While other teenagers dream of the latest trending hunk, Samira dreams of spies.
She wants to lead missions, run agents in the field, evade exploding napalm. In short, she wants to be a spy!
And why not? Spying runs in the Joshi genes.
If you look closely, her family tree is littered with all sort of spies.
Her great grandmother was the nosiest person in Ratnagiri –  the village repository of gossip … er … information.
Her grandmother was the toast of the Hindu Colony Bhajan Mandal for her Miss Marple-like skills. She could solve any problem, whether it was a missing servant, an errant husband, or a stolen diamond bangle.
And, her parents are elite intelligence agents for RAW … also known as … spies!
They trained Samira to be a spy. So, why did they suddenly change their mind? Why are they pushing her to be a doctor instead of a spy?
They’re up to something, and Samira wants to know what that is.
Like her father says, curiosity is her besetting sin.
But her mother doesn’t think so.
According to her, Sam’s main problem is the fact that trouble follows her like a drone to its homing beacon.
What does a good spy do when her dreams are in danger?
She fights dirty. Like a spy!



About the Author:

Apeksha Rao is a multi-genre author from Bangalore.
She is the author of Along Came A Spyder, which is the story of a seventeen year old girl who wants to be spy.
Apeksha has written many short stories based on the same series, The Spyders, which are available on this blog.
She is a voracious reader, and a foodie.
Apeksha’s current works in progress: A middle-grade book, a chick-lit featuring a detective, and a horror novel (the writing of which is giving her sleepless nights).


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The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight by Rebecca Rowland Genre: Psychological Horror, Transgressive Dark Fiction, Short Stories

The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight
by Rebecca Rowland
Genre: Psychological Horror, Transgressive Dark Fiction, Short Stories
Three adolescent bullies discover that the vicious crime for which they were never charged will haunt them in unimaginably horrific ways; a dominatrix and a bondage fetishist befriend one another as one’s preoccupation grows to consume his life. A man persuades his wife to start a family, but her reluctant pregnancy comes with a dreadful side effect. A substitute teacher’s curiosity about a veteran teacher’s methodology provides her with a lesson she won’t soon forget. An affluent, xenophobic lawyer callously kills two immigrants with her car with seeming impunity; a childless couple plays a sadistic game with a neglected juvenile each Halloween. An abusive father, a dating site predator, a neglected concierge, and an obsessed co-worker: they are all among the residents of Rebecca Rowland’s universe, and they dwell in the everyday realm of crime and punishment tempered with fixation and madness. There are no vampires, zombies, or magical beings here; no, what lurk in this world are even more terrifying. Once you meet them, you will think twice before turning your back on that seemingly innocuous neighbor or coming to the aid of the helpless damsel in the dark parking lot. These monsters don’t lurk under your bed or in the shadows: they are the people you see every day at work, in the supermarket, and in broad daylight. They are the horrors that hide in plain sight, and they will unsettle you more than any supernatural being ever could.
Trigger Warning:
Contains graphic violence (though not continually) including accidental death, murder, and suicide; sexual content, and occasional graphic language. Sexual assault is implied but not described in a graphic nature. No animals are harmed.
Rebecca Rowland is the transgressive dark fiction author of the short story collection The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight, co-author of the novel Pieces, and curator of the horror anthologies Ghosts, Goblins, Murder, and Madness; Shadowy Natures, and the upcoming The Half That You See and Unburied. Her writing has appeared in venues such as Coffin Bell, Waxing & Waning, and the
WiHM online collections The Ones You Don’t Bring Home to Mama and Final Girls with 20/20 Vision and has been anthologized in collections by Red Room Press, Transmundane Press, Forty-Two Books, Emerald Bay Books, Twisted Wing Productions, Thurston Howl Publications, J. Ellington Ashton Press, and Dark Ink. To surreptitiously stalk her, visit RowlandBooks.com.
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Phrebbel the Phrongol Comes Back to Earth Book 2 by Joe Spraga Genre: Children’s Picture Book 

Phrebbel the Phrongol Comes Back to Earth
Book 2
by Joe Spraga
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
The 2nd book in the series, Phrebbel The Phrongol from planet Phrongolia has come back to Earth on another vacation. He needs help identifying the pictures in his photo album because he has never seen these things before. Can you help him again? This is a full color picture book designed to inspire critical thinking in CHILDREN. The pictures are of everyday things like people and animals you would see in nature and on planet Earth in general. The pictures allow the reader to come up with answers to help the main character Phrebbel, identify things he has never seen on planet Earth before. A brain teaser for kids that makes learning fun!
Phrebbel the Phrongol’s Vacation Pictures
Book 1
Phrebbel The Phrongol from planet Phrongolia recently took many pictures while vacationing on planet Earth. He needs help identifying the pictures in his photo album because he has never seen these things before. Can you help him? This is a full color picture book designed to inspire critical thinking in CHILDREN. The pictures are of everyday things like people and animals you would see in nature and on planet Earth in general. The pictures allow the reader to come up with answers to help the main character Phrebbel, identify things he has never seen on planet Earth before. A fun brain teaser for kids that makes learning fun!
Joe was raised in the Detroit Metropolitan area. An artist at heart, Joe is a graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English (Creative Writing) and a Minor in Philosophy. A former musician, Joe legally became disabled in 2015 due to health problems. He enjoys spending time with dogs, as should all right thinking people.
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The Aftermath of Drifting Away Fate Book 1 by Audrey Beaudoin Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

The Aftermath of Drifting Away
Fate Book 1
by Audrey Beaudoin
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
We survived the plane crash.
We survived days on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Right when all hope to get rescued crumbled, we shared a kiss that left me heartbroken―my first and last kiss.
Or so I thought. Because we didn’t die.
My plan is to never see Chris Ross again. To keep hanging out with his sister without crossing his path. Getting my life back together and working on my goals are the only things that matter. I have plans, and they don’t include love.
But then he shows up at my workplace, asking for my friendship. When I learn something that changes everything, I’m determined to stay away and not let myself fall for him.
Too bad he’s persistent. Too bad I can’t stop thinking about the damn kiss. Too bad it’s nice having him around and being his friend.
If things were to change, they could get really complicated…
The Aftermath of Drifting Away is a sweet contemporary forbidden romance. It is the first book in the Fate series that can be read as a stand-alone.
Audrey Beaudoin is a YA and NA contemporary romance author from Canada. Being a French native speaker didn’t stop her from writing her first English story in 2017. She writes sweet romance novels, sometimes with a bit of action and suspense.
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Gods and Daemons Series by Quinn Blackbird Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance

Among Gods
Gods and Daemons Book 1
by Quinn Blackbird
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Living in the God’s city among monsters is hard enough. But for Keela, a young woman forever on the edge of death from a mysterious illness that has plagued her since birth, each day she’s ever known is a fight.
Keela yearns for simple things. Marriage, a man to love and care for her, and some pretty dresses—until an ancient and cold aniel plucks her out of the masses to be the object of his deadly favour, and the Daemons come to the city for the first time in centuries.
Now, Keela really learns what it means to truly fight for her life in a city of monsters.
A dark fantasy mini-series set in Quinn Blackbird’s GODS AND MONSTERS world. You do not have to read Gods and Monsters before reading Gods and Daemons.
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Among Aniels
Gods and Daemons Book 2
Koal: A Daemon, a wicked creature from the Underworld.
Silver: An ancient and cold aniel, a powerful child of the God, Prince Poison.
Keela: A sickly mortal who lives on borrowed time.
Keela faces being stolen away from her ordinary life in the Capital. Her health threatens to kill her with every passing day, but she has greater threats to worry about.
A Daemon has claimed her as his mate.
To escape Koal and find the answers to sever their bond, she pleads with Silver to help her. But Silver’s mysterious interest in her blossoms in to a deadly promise. He will take her deep into the Wild Woods to find what she’s looking for if she agrees to return the favour. Only, Silver keeps tight-lipped about the exact nature of this repayment.
And, with a deadly Daemon assassin on their tail, Keela might never live to learn exactly what Silver wants from her.
A dark fantasy mini-series set in Quinn Blackbird’s GODS AND MONSTERS world. You do not have to read Gods and Monsters before reading Gods and Daemons.
***Coming Soon!***
Among Monsters Among Shadows
Gods and Daemons Book 3 Gods and Daemons Book 4
Quinn Blackbird loves a good anti-hero.
All of her villains stay submerged in ‘dark’ so expect little redemption. She thinks them up over hot coffees and warm cups of tea on the porch.
When not writing, Quinn loves a good face mask and book on the couch with her two pups.
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Leash and Other Short Horror Storiesby Brett SchumacherGenre: Horror 

Leash and Other Short Horror Stories
by Brett Schumacher
Genre: Horror
From “Creepy Ghost Stories” YouTube channel,
Narrator and Writer Brett Schumacher.
LEASH And Other Short Horror Stories is a horror anthology of thirteen short creepy, scary and sometimes gruesome monster stories. These hair-raising stories will make your mind tingle and your paranoia kick into over-drive.
This chilling set of frighteningly strange and weird stories are tales of the unexpected, of deceit and of unspeakable beings that hide in the recesses of the mind and the shadows of dark forests.
Including: A tale of a gas station attendant and the creature that stalks him in a storm like he had never witnessed before. The newly found journal entry of Robert Tolliver’s nightmarish dreams that ravage his life after a horrific accident in the swamps of Louisiana. A butcher’s child was created of steel and blades used to cut meat. A story about a new embalming fluid with a terrible side effect. The tale of a man and his friends on a camping trip, A leather collar and a vile beast that reigns over a pile of corpses. Plus many more.
S79 The Horror in the Swamp
by Brett Schumacher
Genre: Horror
★★★★★ “S79 has a super fun plot. You’ve got swamps, abandoned military base, science experiment gone wrong, conspiracy theories, urban legends, pitch dark atmosphere, snakes, gators, rednecks, revenge, and a pretty epic creature.” – Aimee M. – Goodreads
From “Creepy Ghost Stories” YouTube channel,
Narrator and Writer Brett Schumacher.
Salesman and father Robert Tolliver’s life is about to change. He was traveling through Louisiana and a few missed turns, a few hours later, he finds himself facing a horrible fate. All Robert knows is that he is stuck in an abandoned military bunker in the wild swamps of Louisiana. There is something stalking his every move, a scary horror unlike anything he has ever seen.
S79 The creature in the Bunker, The Horror Novel of the Swamps.
Will Robert survive the living nightmares and make it back home to his wife Julie and his daughter Lillie? Will he uncover a bigger horror mystery that the small town of Montegut had been hiding for years?
Horror Writer and Narrator for the “Creepy Ghost Stories” YouTube Channel. Brett has a deep love for horror with a particular interest in Isolation and Cryptid based stories.
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See Through by Brittany Taylor Genre: Rockstar Romance 

See Through
by Brittany Taylor
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Fame.
I didn’t ask for it and I didn’t want it. After nearly two years in the spotlight, I’ve learned that fame has a way of changing how the world sees you.
Somehow, my reputation had been tarnished and my manager was convinced a journalist was what I needed to show the world who I truly was.
But just like fame, I didn’t ask for my story to be told. My secrets were secrets for a reason. Not even a journalist could dig deep enough to expose what I’ve fought so hard to protect.
Only this journalist isn’t a stranger. She’s the one woman I vowed to never see again. She’s the one woman who saw me for who I really am.
And damn, if karma didn’t have one twisted sense of humor.
Reviews:
“Brittany Taylor gives us an unforgettable rockstar romance with Lane and Spencer.” It.s Gotta Be The Books Book Blog
“My favorite book by Brittany Taylor to date.” Ashley Munoz, Author
“I loooooove rockstar romances! See Through was everything a rockstar romance should be. Spencer is the hot, tattooed rocker with the smooth as velvet voice and the poetic lyrics.” A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
“This book is OFF THE CHARTS GOOD! Literally whizzed right through the chapters!” Goodreads Reviewer
“I’ve read many rockstar romances but this one definitely takes it beyond just the rockstar himself…” Goodreads Reviewer
Brittany Taylor grew up all over the world including places such as California, England and Texas. Today she resides in Connecticut with her husband, son and two cats. She loves reading, but loves writing even more. Her favorite things in life are her family, binge watching Netflix, and tacos.
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Powerful and Important Message

This Book was written by a woman I admire in her desire to process and share her feelings about racial issues today. I strongly believe that until #BlackLivesMatter as much as anyone else, then and only then can we truthfully state that #AllLivesMatter

Why Are You Afraid?Why Are You Afraid? by Toi Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Powerful Message

This book is appropriate for all ages. It addresses racist behavior that can and does happen every day. I found the illustrations are relatable for kids, and sophisticated enough for adults.
The book contains a useful glossary. I strongly recommend this book for all families.

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