2018 releases

Hell's Bell
Scent of the Jaguar
His Outback Nanny
The Queen's Game
366 Days of Flash Fiction
On the Horizon: Simple worlds of speculative adventure
Lusting the Enemy

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

DarkSider News for August - Part 5!



Welcome to the DarkSider News!

August...what an amazing month for our DarkSiders! 
Here's more news to round off the month...



NEW RELEASES


Arcane Awakenings: Books Three and Four by Shelley Russell Nolan contains the next two novellas in the Arcane Awakenings series which was released 21st August.


Freedom comes at a cost.

In Hidden Aftershock, after escaping from the Wood Estate and being reunited with her family, Angel is finally free to enjoy her life. But she knows it won’t last. Dr Wood is still out there, determined to complete her research. When unexplained earthquakes rock Easton, and Angel’s dreams point her in the direction of the Estate, she makes a decision that could end her freedom for good.

Then in Blind Sight, after being blinded in a car accident, Belinda begins having visions of future events. When her ability becomes public knowledge, she is targeted by a ruthless scientist. Only by joining forces with Angel and the others will Belinda have any hope of escaping the trap he sets for her.

Angel and Belinda must overcome their limitations to gain the freedom they deserve. But will the cost of that freedom prove to be too high?


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Kobo | B&N |  Google Play |  iBooks |


The New Herd by Lilliana Rose is a short story that was published on the e-zine, Stupefying Stories.  You can find it here.




This story is also included in the short story collection by Lilliana called Dark Reflections.


Sometimes the mirror we look into is flesh and bone and the reflections seen are shadows within us. Dark Reflections is a collection of short stories from a variety of genres, science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk and even contemporary. Each story reflects a darker tone of human nature, ones that we would prefer to ignore, or pretend not to exist. Come and sit by the mirror and see what will be reflected back at you. 


Available from:


and other buy links at Books2Read



Non-spec fiction titles



Echo Springs is a print book that features the four stories in the Echo Spring series written by four different authors including our own, Leisl Leighton and Daniel de Lorne. It was released by Harlequin MIRA on 20th August. The e-book versions of each individual story will be coming in September.






Story 1 - Dangerous Echoes by Leisl Leighton,
Story 2 - Embers and Echoes by Daniel DeLorne,
Story 3 - Echoes of the Past by TJ Hamilton, and
Story 4 - Hope Echoes by Shannon Curtis.


Wholesome country living isn’t what it used to be… This town has a dark side, but what will these cops sacrifice to save it? A compelling suspense, set in the outback.


Blue lights in the red dust…

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren’t what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.

Four cops…

The small police station is overrun, and officers are working overtime to stem the tide of illegal activity from graffiti through to murder. From prickly Leila to heartsore Ben, Cooper with something to prove to Mac who’s driven to succeed, the Echo Springs force is determined to keep the town safe.

Putting everything at risk…

But the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and it’s not just the town these officers have to keep safe. It’s their hearts as well. With bullets flying and bodies piling up, they will have to decide how much they’re willing risk and what they’re willing to lose.



Available from:







Uninhibited by Mel Teshco is Book 5 (& final) in the VIP Desire Agency series. It was released on 28th August.



Can call girl Anna see past Benedict’s less-than-perfect physical façade to the man who loves her?

Anna was once a spoilt daddy’s little princess…until one fateful New Year’s Eve she is witness to her father shooting his best friend over a botched gun and drug deal. She soon uncovers her family’s nefarious past and despises what her surname, Leon-Zade, represents. It’s a name synonymous to the biggest organized crime family in Australia. She can’t be what her family wants her to be anymore. She runs away and becomes Candy, a beautiful and desired call girl.

Benedict Knight is the first to admit that he’s far from perfect, inside or out. His huge battered body, thanks to his ex-rugby days, isn’t the prettiest to behold, and he’s done things he knows are best left in the past. It doesn't stop him from wanting the most exquisite, perfect escort on the planet, and no price is too high to obtain her. He’ll stop at nothing to bring Candy to his huge cattle station for a weekend and enjoy her all to himself.

Except Benedict knows Candy is really Anna, daughter of a well-known and notorious family. She hasn't just locked her past away, she's locked her emotions away, too. Benedict's new goal is to release all of Anna’s emotional inhibitions and show her that bringing in the New Year doesn’t need to be a tribute for lies and deception. He intends to prove that it’s not just about resolutions…it’s about facing her fears and trusting her heart.



Available from:








COVER REVEAL


Mack 'n' me: The Wolves of Alpha 9 by C.M. Simpson is Book 5 in the Mack 'n' Me Odyssey series.






Dragon Soul by LJ Swallow is Book 1 in the Daughter of Shadow series coming in September.







NEW COVER

Shadow's Rise by C.M. Simpson is Book 1 in the Shadow series and has had a new cover done to reflect the story more.



When the gods discover an ancient power has suborned a king, and now menaces their domains, they must find agents to act on their behalf. Will a goddess’s temper over losing a favorite to the cause stand in their way? Or the capture of one of their chosen mean the attempt is doomed to fail before it has begun?


Buy links available from:






CONTESTS



A short story by D.D. Line was shortlisted for the Little Black Dress Ghost Story Competition run by KSP Writers Centre in WA. The winners were announced on 25th August and D.D.'s story came second in the Open section. 










Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!

Thanks for sharing in our news. Until next time....

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Darklight On ... TJ Nichols

Today's Darklight On is ... TJ Nichols, 

Welcome, TJ



How did you come to write speculative fiction? What attracted you to the genre?

I read fantasy novels as a kid and never out grew them. I like exploring new worlds and now I get to make up the world which I really enjoy. Researching as I world build is part of the fun. My novellas have a HFN or a HEA but in the novels it might take until the last book in the series for there to be a HEA. A lot of the fantasy novels I grew up reading really skimped on the romantic elements or killed the love interest. Surely there’s time to save the world and fall in love?


Are you a plotter? Pantser? Or somewhere in-between?

Somewhere in between. I do a quite a bit of thinking and getting a feel for the world and the characters and I usually know a few of the big scenes that need to happen before I start writing.


Do you have a favourite of your characters?

I always love the characters I’m working with, so at the moment it’s all about Elliot. That said I really did enjoy writing Angus for three books (or 270k words). You have to like or at least be able to have fun with the main character of your books because you are spending so much time with them.


What are you currently working on?

I’ve just finished the edits for Blood for the Spilling the final book in the Demonology series and I’m currently doing the edits on The Legend of Gentleman John which will be out in December and has a bushranger hero 😊 and I’m also writing the WIP that will not end (it’s looking like a 130k for the first draft and I add in edits)


What is your favourite part of the process of writing? 

I like writing first drafts and having the worlds unfold in greater detail as the words flow. I also enjoy pushing my characters to see what they are capable of.


What can we expect from TJ in the future?

I have one novel and one novella out later this year, Blood for the Spilling and the Legend of Gentleman John respectively. Next year…I don’t know but I have a couple of things on submission including a historical UF and a new UF series set in San Francisco. 


Who are your favourite authors?

I don’t know if I have favourite author as much as favourite series, or books. I like the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Horns by Joe Hill, River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey and the Housemates Series by Jay Northcoat.


What are you currently reading?

The Magpie Lord series by KJ Charles and military biographies. 


Do you have a favourite spec fiction movie or TV series?

Grimm, Battlestar Galactica, and while they aren’t spec fic I love Strike Back and Versailles.


Do you have advice for emerging writers? 

Absorb stories in all formats and not just in the genre that you write. 


~~~

Thanks, TJ


Rogue in the Making (Studies in Demonology 2)


The blood sacrifices have brought rain to Demonside, but across the void, the Warlock College of Vinland is still storing and gathering magic, heedless of the warnings of the international magical community. The underground is full of warlocks who disagree with the college, but do they care about wizards and demons or only about snatching power?

With a foot in each world, Angus is no longer sure whom he can trust. The demons don’t trust humans, and even though he is learning more magic, he will never be one of them. He is human and only tolerated. Some demons would be happy to slit his throat. It’s only because his demon is powerful in his own right that Angus is alive.

Saka only has a year to prove that Angus’s people can change and that the magic taken will be rebalanced, but the demons want action. His affection for Angus is clouding his judgment and weakening his position in the tribe. Time is running out, and he must make a choice.


Buy Links:  DSP Publications / Amazon / iBooks / Barnes and Noble / Kobo

About the Author: 

TJ Nichols is an avid runner and martial arts enthusiast who first started writing as child. Many years later while working as a civil designer, TJ decided to pick up a pen and start writing again. Having grown up reading thrillers and fantasy novels, it’s no surprise that mixing danger and magic comes so easily, writing urban fantasy allows TJ to bring magic to the every day.
After traveling all over the world and Australia, TJ now lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Social Media Links: Website / Patreon / Twitter / Facebook / Newsletter

Thursday, 23 August 2018

DarkSiders Around the Web for August!



Welcome to DarkSiders Around the Web! 


This is the first edition of the DarkSiders Around the Web. 
It was featured in DarkSider News but now is its own column. 



Cover finalist


Theresa Fuller has her book in the finals of the Creme de la Cover Contest with InD'tale Magazine for her book The Ghost Engine. You can see the finalists over here








On Sale Now


The Sorcerer's Spell by Dani Kristoff (Book 1 of the Cursed Ones series) is on sale now from all ebook retailers for 99c! 


Available from:
 Amazon US | Amazon Aus | B&N | Kobo | iBooks |









Forbidden by Christina Phillips (Book 1 of The Druid Chronicles series) is on sale now iBooks for 99c! 












Arcane Awakenings: Books One and Two by Shelley Russell Nolan is on sale now from 99c! 


Available from:










Blog posts


Annie Seaton is featured on the AusRom Recommends column.

She also visited Breathless in the Bush to talk about research.

Both feature her book, Whitsunday Dawn.









Bernadette Rowley continues her travel blog posts with Chatsworth House,  James Herriot County - North Yorkshire, and James Herriot's World.








Keri Arthur has six sentences from her book, Hunter Hunted over on her blog.








Mary Brock Jones gives a run down of the 2018 Romance Writers of New Zealand conference over on her blog.











Cathleen Ross is a guest blogger over on the ARRA blog talking about writing her upcoming release, Snatched.











Juanita Kees is over on her blog talking about her CP's (Kerrie Patterson) latest release, Making Memories, and Lily Malone's Water Under the Bridge











JL Peridot is changing the price point of her books. She talks about what this means for those purchased or pre-ordered her book, The Only Question That Matters before 15th August over on her blog.











Thanks for visiting us around the web. 
We'll see you next time...

Monday, 20 August 2018

DarkSider News for August - Part 4!



Welcome to the latest DarkSider News!
Come on over to the DarkSide and Light Side...

Note: From now on, we'll  be breaking up  the news  into DarkSider News (about releases, sales, covers etc), and  DarkSiders Around The Web (on sale items, blog posts, cover contests etc). This is we can maximise each blog post. 



NEW RELEASES



Elements of Magic by LJ Swallow is Book 2 in the The Demon's Covenant  series and was  released on 14th August (apologies, the incorrect date of 15th September was put in a previous post).




A day spent tracking down demon-filled magic boxes? Frustrating. 
Four powerful and sexy men in my life? Distracting. 
A night out in a fae drug den? Well, that ends badly. Really badly.

I never found a cure for the curse I’m marked with, and I didn’t locate the demon-filled box I lost. I did manage to persuade the four men in my life to cooperate. Mostly. Now all we need to do is work out how to find the dangerous Sunde boxes and keep them out of the demon prince’s hands.

A visit to a magic addicted fae reveals my real connection to the boxes. We also discover a secret alliance between rogue fae and the demon prince. One that could destroy the fae court.

In the middle of all this, I’m trying to deal with Dex’s true identity. And now, after five years in his life, the Collector finally decides to tell me who he is. I hope Morgan and Cillian don’t have any surprises for me, because I'm starting to lose touch with my reality. Life was simpler when it was just me, my daggers, and my good friend whiskey. 

Although, with four guys determined to protect and help me, life has also got interesting. Everybody likes a little attention, right?

Elements of Magic is the second book in this slow-burn reverse harem urban fantasy series. If you love fast-paced supernatural action, magic, adventure and romance, all led by a kickass heroine with a very British sense of humour, start the series with Held by Magic.


Available from: 




Non spec-fic titles


Mission: Her Protection by Anna Hackett is Book 1 of the Team 52 series. It was released on 14th August.




When Rowan’s Arctic research team pulls a strange object out of the ice in Northern Canada, things start to go wrong…very, very wrong. Rescued by a covert, black ops team, she finds herself in the powerful arms of a man with scary gold eyes. A man who vows to do everything and anything to protect her…

Dr. Rowan Schafer has learned it’s best to do things herself and not depend on anyone else. Her cold, academic parents taught her that lesson. She loves the challenge of running a research base, until the day her scientists discover the object in a retreating glacier. Under attack, Rowan finds herself fighting to survive…until the mysterious Team 52 arrives.

Former special forces Marine Lachlan Hunter’s military career ended in blood and screams, until he was recruited to lead a special team. A team tasked with a top-secret mission—to secure and safeguard pieces of powerful ancient technology. Married to his job, he’s done too much and seen too much to risk inflicting his demons on a woman. But when his team arrives in the Arctic, he uncovers both an unexplained artifact, and a young girl from his past, now all grown up. A woman who ignites emotions inside him like never before.

But as Team 52 heads back to their base in Nevada, other hostile forces are after the artifact. Rowan finds herself under attack, and as the bullets fly, Lachlan vows to protect her at all costs. But in the face of danger like they’ve never seen before, will it be enough to keep her alive.


Available from: 




Kiss Me: An Asian Hero Box Set is a limited time only box set featuring stories by DarkSiders Imogene Nix and Dakota HarrisonIt was released on 12th August.




Two Worlds, One Kiss, a Lifetime of Love 

This set features EIGHT sweet contemporary romance novellas featuring handsome Asian heroes. 

From Australia's vineyards to the bright lights of Hong Kong, these stories have something for anyone looking for a little international flair in their romance.

This set will only be available for a limited time only, so don't miss out!

Joanne Dannon - An Unexpected Forever

Khardine Gray – Kisses and Blossoms

Imogene Nix – Hero of Heartbreak Hill

Aislinn Kearns - Until You

Dakota Harrison – Once Upon a K-Pop Prince

Fiona Marsden – Beautiful Stranger

Terri A. Wilson – A New Ending

Zena Oliver - Seven-Day Cruise



Available from: 



PRE-ORDERS



Cursed by Shona Husk will be Book 1 the upcoming Coven of the Raven series. It is expected to be released on 13 September.




Oskar Quigley knows exactly when and how he'll die.

Living with a death curse isn't easy, but after generations of research handed down to him he thinks he knows how to defeat the Thomas, his great uncle and a witch gone bad who caused the problem. There's just one thing he never accounted for: another victim. 

Mylla has been Thomas's servant for as long as she can remember, but her memories can't be trusted. The marks on her wall add up to decades, and her diary is a muddled collection of rambling. When Oskar arrives to tend the gardens she needs to warn him that bad things happen, difficult when she can only talk on Thomas' command. But she doesn't need to talk to steal a few moments for herself in Oskar's bed as she tries to convince him that magic is real. 

With time running out and Thomas's suspicions growing, Oskar is forced to act. But if living with a death curse is hard, learning to live is even harder.


Buy links available from: 





Arcane Awakenings: Books Three and Four by Shelley Russell Nolan contains the next two novellas in the Arcane Awakenings series which will be released 21st August.


Freedom comes at a cost.

In Hidden Aftershock, after escaping from the Wood Estate and being reunited with her family, Angel is finally free to enjoy her life. But she knows it won’t last. Dr Wood is still out there, determined to complete her research. When unexplained earthquakes rock Easton, and Angel’s dreams point her in the direction of the Estate, she makes a decision that could end her freedom for good.

Then in Blind Sight, after being blinded in a car accident, Belinda begins having visions of future events. When her ability becomes public knowledge, she is targeted by a ruthless scientist. Only by joining forces with Angel and the others will Belinda have any hope of escaping the trap he sets for her.

Angel and Belinda must overcome their limitations to gain the freedom they deserve. But will the cost of that freedom prove to be too high?


Pre-order from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | KoboB&N |  Google Play |  iBooks |





Non spec-fic titles



Uninhibited by Mel Teshco is Book 5 (& final) in the VIP Desire Agency series which will be released on 28th August.



Can call girl Anna see past Benedict’s less-than-perfect physical façade to the man who loves her?

Anna was once a spoilt daddy’s little princess…until one fateful New Year’s Eve she is witness to her father shooting his best friend over a botched gun and drug deal. She soon uncovers her family’s nefarious past and despises what her surname, Leon-Zade, represents. It’s a name synonymous to the biggest organized crime family in Australia. She can’t be what her family wants her to be anymore. She runs away and becomes Candy, a beautiful and desired call girl.

Benedict Knight is the first to admit that he’s far from perfect, inside or out. His huge battered body, thanks to his ex-rugby days, isn’t the prettiest to behold, and he’s done things he knows are best left in the past. It doesn't stop him from wanting the most exquisite, perfect escort on the planet, and no price is too high to obtain her. He’ll stop at nothing to bring Candy to his huge cattle station for a weekend and enjoy her all to himself.

Except Benedict knows Candy is really Anna, daughter of a well-known and notorious family. She hasn't just locked her past away, she's locked her emotions away, too. Benedict's new goal is to release all of Anna’s emotional inhibitions and show her that bringing in the New Year doesn’t need to be a tribute for lies and deception. He intends to prove that it’s not just about resolutions…it’s about facing her fears and trusting her heart.



Pre-order from:






COVER REVEAL


Rain by Nicole Hurley-Moore is part of the Tales from the Hearthfire series first published in 2013. Since the publisher closed it's doors, it hasn't been available. Soon however, it will make it's return with a brand new cover.




1216 AD

On the mountain, high above the village of Farran – Nuri is caught between heaven and hell. Two men fight for her love and her soul.

The first is Maras, an elemental being who follows the storms. Nuri knows that he is not human, he’s something more. She believes he is her beautiful fallen angel. But he is transient and is bound to the elements and their love may be as fleeting as the storm itself. The second is Brother Erebus, a pious monk whose tortured soul is twisted by his desire for her.

But Nuri may sacrifice more than her heart when the Church brands her angel a demon. As Brother Erebus will do anything to protect her soul from the silver haired devil, even if he has to crush her body to do it.





Harper & the Unicorn by C.M. Simpson is an urban fantasy short story set in the Pixie Dust world.









SALES



The Legend of Gentleman John byTJ Nichols will be out in December as part of the Dreamspinner Press Advent Calendar.  There are fairies and bushrangers and it's set in Tasmania (where TJ grew up).






Juanita Kees has signed a contract with Harlequin Escape to publish Book 3 of the Wongan Creek series, Shadows over Wongan Creek.  It brings a whole new suspense element and threat to town as secrets abound in the small Western Australian farming community. Old secrets resurface and new ones simmer, drawing the community together as gold fever threatens to tear their town apart.





Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!


Thanks for reading our news. We'll see you next time...

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

DarkSider News for August - Part 3!


Welcome to the latest DarkSider News!

August keeps on giving...




NEW RELEASES



The Only Question That Matters by JL Peridot is a standalone novella in the AMS Celestial Dream collection. It will be released on 10th August.



“Do I call this love already? I am almost disgusted with myself. How pathetic to fall so easily. Perhaps I was the cause of my past heartbreaks. Not stupid schoolboys or an arrogant rich man, but a gullible girl from a flower farm who opens her heart too readily and expects too much.”

Sofia is en route to Planet Paradiso, ready to start a new life after her divorce. But when she accepts Alexei's dinner invitation on her final evening, she realises she's in for more than she bargained for. As the AMS Celestial Dream arrives at its destination, and their one-night stand draws to a close, Sofia must choose between a newfound possibility with Alexei and the freedom she so desperately craves.

THE ONLY QUESTION THAT MATTERS is an emotional examination of healing and resilience through sex and love.


Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Kobo | B&N | iBooks | Smashwords |





River's Edge by C.M. Simpson is a science fiction short story, released by C.M. Simpson Publishing on 10th August.



When my mother told me to run, I ran. I ran all the way to the river and then stopped—because the river was a frightening place, and forbidden by the raiders who came to take their annual toll of settlers. Faced with the choice of being taken, or taking my chances in the river, I took a step back, and hoped that somewhere, across the river I’d find help.


Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Smashwords | iBooks | Google Play | Drive ThruFiction | Kobo |
links??



Hunter Hunted by Keri Arthur is Book 3 in the Lizzie Grace series. It was released today, 14th August.  



Christmas is fast approaching, and Lizzie Grace and her witch familiar, Belle Kent, are hoping it’s going to be a quiet one. 

But those hopes are dashed when, on a quest to find a customer’s errant husband, Lizzie comes across the body of a witch and a dark circle of power neither she nor Ashworth can break. 

Then werewolves begin to turn up dead—skinned. 

As the body count rises, and the hunters become the hunted, it’s evident there’s a new evil in town. 

One that is determined to claim the reservation—and the wild magic—for his own. 


Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play




Through These Eyes by Donna Maree Hanson is a short story collection of magical realism and fantasy. It was released on 26th July.



Have you ever wondered what is real?
Are everyday things just as they seem or is there a secret world just beyond our perception? One that bends and shifts as it hides from our sight?

Eleven tales of speculative fiction from Australian author, Donna Maree Hanson


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | B&N |





Entropy by Jess Anastasi is Book 4 in the Atrophy series. It was released by Entangled Publishing on 6th August.



Captain Qaelan Forster is used to trouble. He lives on the wrong side of the law and he’s on the most-wanted lists. He’s mixed up in his cousin's mess who has problems on a cosmic level—like shape-shifting aliens who want them dead. But Qaelan’s not prepared for the cheeky kind of trouble called Camille Blackstone, whose infamous father has any man interested in his daughter executed.

After Camille drags Qaelan into an impulsive act of rebellion, she finds herself trying to defend the sexy captain from her overprotective father's wrath, even if she has to handcuff herself to the captain to keep him alive. However, it soon becomes apparent there are much more dangerous things lurking in the dark corners of the universe than a vengeful pirate lord. And she's just landed in the middle of it.


Available from:





The Four Horsmemen series by LJ Swallow now has the first five books available in Audiobook form via Audible.



Available from: 



Non spec-fic titles

Passion in Flames by Carolyn Wren is book 2 of the Love Under Fire series. It was  released by Serenity Press on 20th July.




Simon Winters has a reputation for undertaking adrenalin-filled assignments. But even thrill-seekers need some down time. After an arduous desert mission, he asks for a more enjoyable assignment. Preferably involving a beautiful woman and a fast car.

Dr Elizabeth Barrett's life was peaceful and methodical until someone tried to burn down her research laboratory with her inside. Now she has to contend with a handsome, flirtatious agent living in her home, who has an annoying habit of putting her in more perilous situations than he keeps her out of.

The danger escalates as a straightforward mission turns deadly. Someone wants Beth and her research dead.

Will the charismatic agent and his sexy scientist escape with their hearts, and their lives, intact?



Available from:
Print:  Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Booktopia | 
No ebook as yet



PRE-ORDERS



Elements of Magic by LJ Swallow is Book 2 in the The Demon's Covenant  series and is expected to be released on 14th September.




A day spent tracking down demon-filled magic boxes? Frustrating. 
Four powerful and sexy men in my life? Distracting. 
A night out in a fae drug den? Well, that ends badly. Really badly.



Available from: 





Non spec-fic titles




Dangerous Echoes by Leisl Leighton is Book 1 in the Echo Springs series which will be released by Escape Publishing as an ebook on 4th September. 



Blue lights in the red dust…

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren’t what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.

Brilliant forensic pathologist, Erika Hanson, fled from Echo Springs as a teenager, leaving behind a past of tragedy and pain. But when local police announce they’ve found her beloved brother’s body in a meth lab explosion, she knows she must return to clear Peter’s name and find out what really happened. Because Peter would never get involved with the drug tag sweeping across the small town of Australia and destroying lives.

Hartley Cooper has a past with Erika Hanson, but that’s not going to keep him from doing his job. He’s seen what grief can do, and denial is only the first step. But Erika is convinced that Peter can’t be involved, and her meticulous, professional skills start to convince Hartley as well. When Erika’s digging and questions get too personal, the town turns against them, Hartley knows Erika might run again. But this time he’s ready. And he’s not going to let her go.


You can now also pre-order from: 

(Previously mentioned buy links were - iBooks | Google Play | Kobo | )







COVER REVEAL


Dawn of the Cyborg by Marie Dry is due for release by Black Opal Books on 1st September.








Arcane Awakenings: Books Three and Four by Shelley Russell Nolan contains the next two novellas in the Arcane Awakenings series which will be released late August.








Non spec-fic titles

Nothing to Hide by Claire Boston is Book 3 in the Blackbridge series which will be released by Bantilly Publishing on 17th September.


Native orchids aren’t the only thing under threat…

Park Ranger Will Travers is the new outsider in the small, tight-knit community of Blackbridge. But as a loner at heart, the only thing he needs is his work, and right now that means protecting the endangered orchids at the local motocross club. He just has to go up against the gorgeous club president who leaves him lost for words and tripping over his own tongue.

Fleur Lockhart has no desire to be responsible for the extinction of a species, but while Will might be tall, dark and handsome, he’s also abrupt and sullen. Then someone starts dumping illegal waste and vandalising the track, and Will and Fleur are forced to work together to discover who is responsible.

As the bond between them grows, the attacks escalate, getting more and more deadly, and Fleur appears to be the target. Will they find the culprit before more than orchids are crushed to death?




New Cover



Jalaya by C.M. Simpson has a new cover. Originally published in 2012, it's original cover reflected the anthology the story had been in. It was time to have a cover to reflect the story itself.



Michael has helped the villagers survive the invasion for ten years. This year, he cannot. Cut off from escape, their only hope of salvation is to return to the village, and pray. Returning to the village means returning to his fiancé, forced by a secret family tradition to remain, when duty called him to leave. But reunions will have to wait. First they have to bring their people home.


Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus





SALES



Carolyn Wren has sold her book called Empathy to Vulpine Press.










AROUND THE WEB


On Sale


Donna Maree Hanson has Dragon Wine: Volume One on sale for 99c for a limited time only.  This features the first two books in the Dragon Wine series: Shatterwing and Skywatcher.

Available from:
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Lana Pecherczyk has Soul Thing for free until the 16th August. It's the Book 1 in the The Game of Gods series.  Click here for the buy link.







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Leisl Leighton has had a delivery of the print anthology Echo Springs, which includes her story, Dangerous Echoes. Check out her happy dancing over at her blog













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