Bounty Huntress by Sheri Queen

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Half a block stood between me and my future happiness, but it might as well have been a

mile for all the good it would do me. From the alley to the bar there was no cover, no shadows to

absorb my presence. I’d scoured the surrounding area for another entry point to no avail. Barred

windows and a padlocked backdoor thwarted me. I had one shot at getting inside before anyone

could stop me, and that meant waiting until the barkeep kicked the last of his patrons out at

closing time. While they were busy getting on their bikes, I’d make a mad dash to the front door.

I was grateful the street was deserted at this hour, but it was almost too quiet. One stupid move

on my part could mean disaster.

I calculated the distance from where I stood, hidden in the alley, to the bar’s entrance and

figured I’d probably be fast enough to make it as long as the wolves were so drunk they wouldn’t

notice me until it was too late. It was a long shot, but the only one I had. Wolves were quick,

even inebriated ones. Their metabolism burned off alcohol within minutes of downing it, which

meant my window of opportunity was about the size of a mouse hole. In my Lykoi state I was

faster than a wolf—I’d honed that particular skill long ago with all the times I’d been

chased—but I couldn’t go Lykoi. Paws didn’t lend themselves to turning doorknobs, so I’d have

to do this the hard way. Nothing new there.

I leaned against the brick wall and let the cool autumn air soothe my restless body. My

calf muscles twitched, and my stomach rumbled. It was tempting to give in to the urge to

transform and run through the woods I’d passed on the way into town. Maybe even hunt a bit of

rabbit. I let out a slow breath and resisted my primal desires.

I counted four bikes outside the bar. Mutther’s might be a neutral, no-colors

establishment, but I still had to get past the owners of those bikes. Four big-ass obstacles

between me and the portal to the Hotel Paranormal. I knew portals existed in most major

cities—definitely in Manhattan—but, of course, my only way into the hotel would be through a

wolf biker bar. My luck ranged from bad to stinking bad. I was long overdue for a bit of good

luck, but I didn’t look for that to happen tonight. My usual mode of blending into the background

to avoid attracting attention wasn’t going to work here. There were no crowds to lose myself in,

and the glaring neon sign covering three quarters of the bar’s facade was a beacon spreading a

swath of red across the sidewalk. Anyone wishing to enter the bar would be doused in light. This

had to be the hotel’s idea of a joke—or a test.



Bounty Huntress 
Sleepy Hollow Hunter 
Book One 
A Hotel Paranormal Story
Sheri Queen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wilda Press
Date of Publication: November 9, 2016
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-0692803370  
ISBN-10: 0692803378 
ASIN: B01M226DL7
Number of pages: 163
Word Count: 40,422
Cover Artist: Kelley York, X-Potion Designs
Book Description: 
Janda Gray’s a Lykoi—part werecat, part wolf—shunned by both sides of her lineage.
She yearns for the day when she can escape the disdainful glances and leave her home on the outskirts of Sleepy Hollow, NY. When she lands a lucrative bounty hunter contract, she thinks her life is finally turning around. All she has to do is lure her werecat target from the safety of the Hotel Paranormal.
Then she meets a werepanther. Her life will never be the same.
Alexander Holden, second-in-command of a powerful werecat clan, is accused of murdering the woman he was to marry. He must find the real killer to clear his name or spend the rest of his supernaturally long life on the run.
Complications arise after Janda falls for the man she’s supposed to be capturing.

Now she must decide if following her heart is worth risking everything, including the love they’ve found in each other’s embrace.
Love is about making sacrifices. Saving him is all that matters.
Bounty Huntress is the introduction to the Sleepy Hollow Hunter series, as well as a Hotel Paranormal story.
The Hotel Paranormal is THE place for supernatural beings looking to get away from it all. Beings like werewolves, vampires, elves, sprites, djinn and more check in from all over the world for business and for pleasure—and sometimes for both.
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About the Author:
 
Sheri Queen received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York—an area she loves to depict as a backdrop for her stories—and enjoys traveling to new places where she is constantly discovering inspirations for her writing. In particular, she loves visiting old graveyards.
Twitter: @SWQueenFlemming

Amazon author: https://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Queen/e/B01MEDJ1UP/

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Malaise Falchion by Paul Barrett

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Malaise Falchion

Paul Barrett
Science Fiction
November 15, 2016

Fiery Seas Publishing

Book Description:
Disgraced during the Demon War, Dwarf investigator Snazdaggin Kundarik (Spade to his friends) wants nothing more than a desk to sleep on, a bottle of grog to drink, and the occasional easy case for quick pay.
Then a mysterious female Elf from the posh side of town shows up and offers him exoneration for his past sins and lots of gold. All he has to do is follow her brother and report his activities. Simple, right?
He should have known better. The simple job soon spirals out of control. Spade finds himself sucked into intrigue, powerful magic, and the hunt for a weapon powerful enough to end the world. Ill-prepared, Spade forges on with the aid of his hapless sidekick and a reluctant female warrior.
Will he survive long enough to save the world and get his grog?

 
About the Author:
Paul has lived a varied life full of excitement and adventure. Not really, but it sounds good as an opening line.
Paul’s multiple careers have included: rock and roll roadie, children’s theater stage manager, television camera operator, mortgage banker, and support specialist for Microsoft Excel.
This eclectic mix prepared him to go into his true love: motion picture production. He has produced two motion pictures and two documentaries: His film Night Feeders released on DVD in 2007, and Cold Storage was released by Lionsgate in 2010
Amidst all this, Paul has worked on his writing, starting with his first short story, about Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, at age 8. Paul has written and produced numerous commercial and industrial video scripts in his tenure with his forcreative agency, Indievision. He has two published short stories (As You Sow and Double Cross) and one self-published novel (Godchild). He lives with his filmmaker/graphic artist partner and their three cats.

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Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place by Vanta M.

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Have a Very Scary Christmas

This time of the year is often happy, filled with cheer and the spirit of giving. For

those who enjoy something a little darker, though, there are plenty of thrills on the

movie front.

If you like things that are twisted and dark, then here are the top five scary holiday

movies you can watch:

Jack Frost

Nothing like a killer snowman named Jack Frost to get you in the mood for the

holidays, right? This 1997 thriller is a classic holiday romp you are sure to enjoy.

The movie takes place in the fictional town of Snowmonton, where a truck

carrying serial killer Jack Frost to his execution crashes into a genetics truck. The

genetic material causes Jack's body to mutate and fuse together with the snow on

the ground. As you can imagine, what happens next is pretty freaky and fun!

Gremlins

As cute as those little buggers are when they are soft, fuzzy Mogwai, they are

delightfully evil as Gremlins. They wreak havoc during Christmas when a boy

inadvertently breaks three important rules about getting his new pet wet. This is a

family favorite and if you’ve never seen it, now it is the season.

Silent Night, Deadly Night

A slasher flick that brings us all back to the 80s, this film is perfect for fans of

serial killer movies. It’s tehe story of an escaped maniac who returns to his

childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to

murder the sorority sisters one by one. There is lots of blood and gore, watch this

one with the lights low after the kids are in bed.

Krampus

Released last year, Krampus is based on a German legend and takes the notion of

St. Nick and spins it in a whole new direction. It’s about a boy who has a bad

Christmas ends up accidentally summoning this festive demon to his family home.

Lots of jumpy moments make this a must-watch during the holidays.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Okay, this is considered a Halloween flick, too, but it certainly crosses over and

spans two of the best holidays of the year. You see, Jack Skellington, king of

Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the

concept. Can you blame him? Tim Burton is a master and this film can be enjoyed

by young and old anytime during the season.

Excerpt One from Oubliette—A Forgotten Little Place by Vanta M.

Black – From the Prologue to Veronica’s Story

Veronica didn’t understand why they looked for the monsters in her head,

that’s obviously not where they were. Instead of listening, the doctors stuck pads

with wires to her temples and increased the dosage of an IV that dripped into her

veins.

They also told the nurses to tie her down with thick, leather belts every

night.

The tethers didn’t matter though, because when the monsters came, she

wouldn’t be able to move anyway. The only thing Veronica could ever do was

scream.

The doctors called them “night terrors”. The pudgy lady who talked funny

–– she told Veronica it was her accent –– said they were “spirits”. Mommy used

the term “shadow people”. Veronica just called them “monsters”, and wished

they’d stop scaring her when she slept.

They wanted her. Deep inside, on a primal level, Veronica knew the

monsters –– or whatever they were –– craved her, and if given the chance, they

would do something very, very bad to her.

The little girl tried to explain this to the doctors, the nurses, the accent-

talking lady, and her mother, but none of the adults really listened. Instead they

argued and shouted at each other, and huffed in and out of the room –– but the

thing that frightened Veronica the most, is when the adults would simply shrug

their shoulders, and admit that they really didn’t have any idea what the monsters

were at all.



Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place
Vanta M. Black
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Paranormal, 
Historical Fiction, Genre-Fiction, 
New Adult, Horror
Publisher: Black Chateau Publishing
Date of Publication: March 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9964488-2-6
ISBN: 978-0-9964488-1-9
ISBN: 978-0-9964488-0-2
Number of pages: 566
Word Count: 247,912
Cover Artist: Black Chateau Enterprises
Book Description:
Veronica knows the monsters aren’t “just in her head”, but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.
Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution — a job opportunity decorating a castle in France.
Will Veronica risk what little she has left to chase a fairytale?
When the shadowy things that once terrorized her come back, Veronica must decide how much she’ll sacrifice for them, for her sanity, and for her life.
This epic book consists of interwoven stories with paranormal twists. A horror-filled historical fiction adventure, it spans nearly two millennia.
You’ll be transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it’s ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution, while you unravel Oubliette’s cryptic layers.
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About the Author:
Vanta M. Black, author of Oubliette—A Forgotten Little Place, enjoys uncovering the dark mysteries of our Universe.
In addition to writing,  she enjoys traveling to provocative places and studying all things esoteric.
Black has degrees in English, communication and art. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two pug-mix dogs, and spends her time in support of causes that empower women and advance science and technology.

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