Awakening Cocijo by Thomas Juarez

Awakening Cocijo
by Thomas Juarez
Genre: Metaphysical Fiction
Chaotic skies reveal untold prophecies. A storm rises. Can a boy quell the
fury of a god?Join the Zapotec on a journey through time and across generations.
Referring to themselves as the cloud people, their fierce warriors conquered
and ruled the Oaxaca for centuries. Witness rites, rituals and
incantations aimed at appeasing the divine in an attempt to gain
favor; favor that would grant them greatness. So, where did it all go
wrong? Why would such powerful gods allow their disciples to be
conquered? These answers and more would be offered many centuries
later by their descendants. Descendants of a civilization whose glory
can only be revived by the awakening of the most powerful deity in
Zapotec lore: Cocijo, the god of lightening and rain.

Thomas (Tom) Juarez is a retired United States Army soldier with about
twenty-one years of active federal service. Hailing from Wetumpka,
Alabama, Tom currently enjoys his military retirement with his wife
in Sterling, Oklahoma.
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Skies of Olympus  by Eliza Raine 

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(Skies of Olympus, #1)
Publication date: May 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult

Description:

Twelve deadly Trials. A race for immortality. Her last chance for revenge.

Olympus is a beautiful but dangerous place, controlled by twelve Gods wielding unlimited power. Now they have devised the ultimate entertainment; a chance for their favourites to compete in twelve trials to win the ultimate prize – immortality.

Lyssa didn’t think the Gods knew who she was, until she was chosen to try out for the Trials with the crew of her old but beloved smugglers ship, the Alastor. For her the Trials are about much more than an eternal life. They’re about stopping the monster from her past gaining the one thing that would put her revenge out of reach forever. Can she face her murderous father and stop him from becoming immortal?

Join Lyssa and her crew alongside giants, centaurs, satyrs and Gods in the first of twelve episodes of this brand new YA Fantasy retelling. This is Greek mythology like you’ve never read before.

She’s a Keeper! Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess by Lee St. John

She’s a Keeper!
Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess
by Lee St. John
Genre: Memoirs
Hold on to your pantyhose. It’s going to get rough.
My name is Lee St. John. I’m an unapologetic rogue Southern Belle. A
high-jinx expert and mayhem confessor.
With all the cotillion classes and etiquette lessons, I was taught manners
and how to behave. But all those years of learning and acting with
utmost decorum won’t stop me from saying what needs to be said.
Buy today to hear what I have to say about former Presidents, the Mafia,
famous people—dead and alive—as well as my own friends and family!
“Lee St. John is a natural born storyteller with loads of style, humor
and down home Southern Belle charm. And honey child, does she have
stories to tell!” – David Henry Sterry, bestselling author of Chicken:
Self-Portrait of a Young Man for Rent
Author and humorist known for her Southern Charm, Lee St. John writes her
observational comedy columns for several Georgia newspapers and no
one is safe as she confesses and shares these observations in her
recent book, She’s A Keeper – Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern
Mess by Bienvenue Press. No one – and she knows a lot of people –
like Presidents of the United States, Professional Golf Champions,
National Football League Super Bowl Champs, and even tales about the
Mafia. Oh, and family and friends (even herself!)
A retired teacher, She’s A Keeper – Funny Teacher Stories from Real
Southern Classrooms tells the funny truths of what happened in
Southern schools. Again she spills it. What can they do? Fire her?
These stories awarded her the #1 ranking on Amazon’s Best Sellers under
Humor & Entertainment Essays Kindle e-books Short Reads.
Lee also is a popular and engaging guest speaker in the Southeast. She is
found on every dang social media outlet.
Born, bred, and still living in Georgia, this Peach has been married for 35
years to her Southern gentleman. Lee and her husband have two grown
sons and a tater-tot dog, Obie. Oh, and Lee loves to laugh.
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Caught Up in It (Blu Carraway Mystery) by David Burnsworth

CHARACTER INTERVIEW 

  • Welcome to Defining Ways, Blu. What is your full name?

Thanks for having me. Blu Irving Carraway.

  • Where were you born?

Charleston County, South Carolina.

  • What is your profession?

P.I. mostly although I seem to be working for my daughter these days. She runs the business. My partner, Mick Crome, and I are the boots on the ground.

  • Favorite client? Least favorite client?

My favorite client is the one currently paying the bills. My least favorite client is the one that doesn’t.

  • What is your passion?

I love my home, a small island just south of Charleston. It’s full of mosquitoes and no-see-ums but once you get past the parasites, there’s no other place on earth quite like it.  If I were really being honest, I’d say my passion is the adrenaline rush of being in the middle of something about to go south, no pun intended.

  • Is Kuala Lumpur one of your favorite cities?

Hell no. And I don’t think I can ever go back there anyway.

  • Are you more city or country?

I’m beachfront and that won’t ever change.

  • Favorite drink?  Do you drink on the job?

Iced coffee when I can get it. I drink it quite often on the job.

  • Anything else our visitors need to know about you or the book CAUGHT UP IN IT?

I hate people who think because they have money and influence they can get away with things. It shows in the book how much I hate them. Conversely, I fight for what I think is right. Sometimes I almost get killed in the process.  Thankfully, I have some good friends who keep me out of trouble, although I tend to give the impression I’m the one saving them.  Come visit my world in CAUGHT UP IN IT and see how we all pay for our sins.

 

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The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.

Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.

The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.

The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.

And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.

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About the Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. He is the author of both the Brack Pelton and the Blu Carraway Mystery Series. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife call South Carolina home.

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CAUGHT UP IN IT TOUR PARTICIPANTS

May 20 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

May 21 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

May 22 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

May 23 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

May 24 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

May 25 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT

May 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST

May 27 – 4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

May 28 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW

May 28 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

May 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

May 30 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

May 30 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

May 31 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 1 – ❧Defining Ways❧ – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 2 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT

Their Baby Dragon Annie Nicholas

Their Baby Dragon
Annie Nicholas
(Not This #5.5)
Publication date: May 31st 2019
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Paranormal, Romance

COUNT DOWN TO DRAGON BABY

Eoin, Harbinger of Smoke and Darkness, and Angie, Angel Dragon of New Port are very pleased to announce they are expecting the birth of their first child in the Spring of 2019.
The popular celebrity couple cannot wait to meet their newest addition. They were recently spotted at the premiere shifter obstetrician’s office looking upset.
Stay tuned for updates.
Warning: DO NOT approach couple, take pictures, or trespass on their land uninvited. Trust this reporter’s advice comes from firsthand experience.

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Excerpt Three

On the highest tower, Eoin crouched. The storm still raged but the lightning had stopped. A shiny black pickup truck made its way up the mountain toward the castle.

The beta werewolf of the New Port pack parked in front and exited the vehicle. Ken yanked the hood of his jacket over his head before lifting a red toolbox from the backseat.

After launching from the balcony, Eoin allowed the strong wind currents to swing him around the tower before he landed next to the truck.

Mud splattered the werewolf. Ken wiped his face clean. “Nice landing. What do you do for an encore? Toss me over a cliff?” He was Angie’s childhood friend and shared her unique sense of humor.

“It’s just mud. It won’t kill you.” Without asking, Eoin scooped Ken into his clawed hands, toolbox and all, then sprang into the wind-torn air.

The language the shifter used would have added a small fortune to Angie’s swear jar.

He set Ken on the roof before changing shape. “Thanks for coming. I can’t figure out the source of the leak. I want this fixed before Angie returns.”

The werewolf crouched low and eyed the edge. “You do realize I can’t sprout wings, right?”

“I’ll catch you if you fall.” Eoin held up two fingers. “Scout’s honor.”

“If you’re a scout then I’m a priest.” Ken removed his shoes and socks, claws growing from the tips of his toes to gain a better grip on the wet slate. The shifter didn’t even blink at Eoin’s nudity. They didn’t share the humans’ taboo on nakedness. It was part of their nature and carrying a change of clothes was a pain in the ass.

“Whatever you say, Father Birch.” Eoin grinned at the beta’s hard glare.

Ken scanned the rooftop. “Are you sure this is the right area?” He pointedly looked at the many other rooftops that were part of the castle.

“The nest is built on the first floor of this tower across the hall from our bedroom. Where else could the leak be?”

“Water is a tricky thing. It can flow down a wall or follow the path of a beam before you find the damage. I’m just pointing out that I don’t see any obvious problem with this roof. Then again, I’ve never worked with slate. Maybe it’s time to change it?” He reached into his hood and scratched the back of his head.

“What you’re saying is I’m fucked.” Eoin snarled at the rain clouds. He had no power over the weather though.

From the toolbox, Ken pulled out a package. “I brought a tarp we can tack temporarily over the roof. Then we can discuss your options.” He peered up at Eoin. “Preferably inside the castle with some hot coffee.”

Eoin sighed and set his hands on his hips. “Yeah.” Because chatting was his favorite thing to do. Not. Unlike werewolves, dragons were not pack animals. They were part of clans and lived in families, but they were not driven to socialize. Hell, he hadn’t spoken to his family in years. Maybe decades.

Author Bio:

Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon’s ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories. Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont.

Annie writes for Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, and Lyrical Press.

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Moving a Little Heart Little Hearts Book 1 by Breanna Hayse Genre: Contemporary Romance

Baylor Parish needs a fresh start. After a disastrous, loveless marriage and
an emotionally neglected childhood, she packs her things and moves to
a new house out in the desert to get away from it all and enjoy her freedom.
Unfortunately, the occupants of the house next door have other ideas.
As soon as Hayden Paterson spots her moving in, he takes over. Next, she
meets his stepbrother Jake, a cop who takes her safety far more
seriously than Baylor does herself. The last thing Baylor wants is to
get into another relationship, but the Paterson brothers rescue
people for a living, and from the moment they clap eyes on her, they
label the 23-year-old a ‘damsel in distress.’ Not only do they do
everything in their power to protect, nurture and guide her, but they
also enlist the help of their longtime friends and roommates; Terry and Matt.
Hayden and Jake come together to woo her to become a part of their unique
family. To them, she is an adult little girl in need of the love,
caring, nurturing – and yes, discipline – that only two “Daddies”
can provide. To the independent Baylor, the assumption that she is in
dire need of “Daddycare” seems not only strange, but completely
opposed to the self-sufficiency she thought she wanted.
As well as her new Daddy Hayden and Daddy Jake, Baylor also finds
herself in the care of “Uncle” Terry, a retired medic. He’s the
burly, protective “house mom” and “doctor”, who is not only
thrilled to have a little girl to care for, but likes to take control
of Baylor’s health in ways that she preferred he did not. Then
there is Matt, the resident “hippie”, who quickly becomes
Baylor’s adoring “big brother” and helps her devise ways to get
into mischief… which frequently lands her over the lap of one of
her new daddies.
Basking in the loving embrace of these four men, Baylor’s inner child
emerges, and under their sometimes stern, but always loving, care,
she not only discovers her ability to play and laugh, she also begins
to trust and feel loved. She also learns that a bottom bared for
punishment can experience intense pleasure when used in “special”
ways by one – or both – of her two men.
Despite her happiness, Baylor continues to struggle with allowing herself to
fully submit. Is this lifestyle, the one of a Little girl with two
Daddies, an Uncle and a Big Brother, right for her? Will she be able
to leave behind her loveless, uncaring past and allow her heart to be
moved to permanently reside within the arms and home of these very
special men?
This #1 Best Seller is geared towards those readers who enjoy realistic
age-play/BDSM, menage and a loving, healthy family life of a house
full of alpha males. If discipline/sensual spanking, anal, and
medical play aren’t your ‘cup of tea,’ then you haven’t read a book
like this!
Loving a Little Heart
Little Hearts Book 2
She’s got two gorgeous men, and a serious craving for chocolate…
In this, the sequel to Breanna Hayse’s best-selling ‘Moving A Little
Heart’, Baylor’s back—with double the trouble. Feisty but
vulnerable Baylor Parish is pregnant with twins, which means her two
daddies; stepbrothers Hayden and Jake; her Uncle Terry, and her big
brother Matt are even more loving and protective of their girl than usual.
About to realize their lifelong dreams of fatherhood, Jake and Hayden
decide to make their family official before the babies are born, and
soon a double wedding is on the horizon for the Paterson household. A
unique, polyamorous dynamic, however, calls for a very unique
wedding—something Baylor is only too glad to embrace. After all,
she was married before, and that traditional ceremony ended up having
disastrous consequences.
Pregnancy is a time for growth in more ways than one, and Baylor is worried
that her dynamics with Hayden and Jake will change now that they’re
going to become parents. Can she be a mother and still explore her
Little side with her two daddies? How will her changing body and high
risk pregnancy affect their BDSM routine? And what will happen when a
blast from her terrible past turns up on her doorstep?
Baylor discovers that two partners, two babies, an Uncle and a big brother
simply result in twice as much everything; double the fun, double the
worry, double the time over a strong lap, and twice as much love…
This story contains explicit content including spanking of adult women,
ménage, and ageplay. If you enjoy this material, then grab a box of
chocolate and let’s have some fun!
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and
reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I’m a native Californian gone ‘wild’, and had the opportunity to travel
the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine
Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to
go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a
marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative
lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique
inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable
characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both
submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving.
Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and
mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door
to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time,
I’ve devoted my ‘spare’ time to writing, researching, community
involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant
behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally ‘dungeon trained’ as a Domme before discovering my
submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled
primarily from either personal experience or observation, including
spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My
multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and
give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of
fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of
the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on
‘the real deal.’
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and
two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S
relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear),
and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies
include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John
can’t find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and
developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured
author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a
Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
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Bewitched Souls The Coven Book 1 by Drako

Genre: LGBT Paranormal Fantasy

The Coven is a special group of witches given charge of the manor on
Genum Island, and Talis is considered the head and strongest of it.
Joined by his sister, Teryn, and her husband, Cian, they protect
their magic based home from the forces of darkness who seek the
mysterious power of their home. It’s all routine, until Talis’ old
crush shows up with a strong desire to take the head witch for himself.

Dion has come to terms with what he wants, and that’s Talis. He has a lot
to make up for, but with him comes trouble. Hot on his tail is his
ex-girlfriend, and with her is a demon who has a craving for souls
and a rise to her former glory.
The Coven has no choice but to stand against the greatest threat they’ve
ever faced. How far will they go to save a soul?
Sunder
The Coven Book 2
The life of a witch is ever changing. After the greatest test the Coven
has ever faced, Talis and Dion settle in happily married life. But
Talis is the head of the Coven, and his life will never be simple. He
has responsibilities far above and beyond what he had anticipated and
ever increasing powers to master. With all this, there is the
certainty that darkness never sleeps, and now comes a true test of
more than just ability, but the strength of his will.As Teryn and
Cian prepare to welcome a new addition to the family, Talis and
Dion’s work just begins as insecurity and outside forces come
together to threaten their marriage. Beneath it all is a sinister
force older and more powerful than any ever known, threatening not
only to tear them all apart but the world as they know it.

Drako was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is mainly a fantasy
writer, though he also writes some poetry and general fiction. He is
very active on both twitter and facebook and has his own website at
http://www.drakosden.net which is frequently updated with news on his books
and fun extras. When he isn’t writing, he’s busy helping take care of
his nieces, playing videogames, reading, promoting, and spending time
with family.
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Dawn of the Hunters Hunters of Infinity #3 by Ryan Wieser

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Dawn of the Hunters
Hunters of Infinity #3
by Ryan Wieser
Genre: Space Opera, SciFi
Pub Date: 5/7/19

Even the Hunters of Infinity are splintered when faced with the greatest battle in the Daharian galaxy’s history . . .

Jessop has proven herself to be an unstoppable force from Aranthol to Azgul, inarguably the fiercest warrior the Hunters have ever seen. And her abilities only seem to strengthen as her rage grows. With the two men she holds dear by her side—one good-souled, one with a treacherous past, and both deadly with a sword—she prepares to enter the most important fight of her life, with the most personal stakes yet . . .

Armies are divided and reforged, and battle lines are drawn. Blind loyalty drives some while others are sworn to protect the galaxy at all costs.

Bonds will be tested.

Lives will be lost.

Consequences will be devastating.

This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade

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The Shadow City
Hunters of Infinity #2

The Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .

Jessop, the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon, the Hunter who once loved her.

Now, as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’ territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts, testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .

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The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity #1

The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him.

As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances will be questioned.
Loyalties will be betrayed.
Vengeance will be brutal.