Blood Moon: Diary of a Highland Massacre by Christine Church

 

Blood Moon: Diary of a Highland Massacre

Fate of the True Vampires
Novella 3
Christine Church


 

 

Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Grey Horse Press
Date of Publication: February 2018
ISBN:  978-0692063095
ASIN: B07317PW2R
Number of pages:  74
Word Count: approx. 30,000
Cover Artist: Christine Church
Tagline:  Read the 17th century journals of Wolfe Amus MacDonald Stewart and discover the truth to an age-old mystery.
Book Description:
Scottish Highlands, 1692. Befell the tragedy of Mort Ghlinne Comhann, also known as the Murder at Glencoe.
Despite his own incongruous past, all Wolfe Stewart wants is a simple life, free from the persecutions of the Crown. And when he rescues a Child of the Mist from an “Asian man who disappears into the snow as if he were never there,” Wolfe has received his wish. However, mysteries still plague him. He gets no answers, but more questions when a familiar stranger arrives with his cousin and Regiment soldiers to take up the hospitality of the MacDonalds of Glencoe for a fortnight.
Little did the clan suspect what would soon befall them. After the massacre on 13 February, 1692, most MacDonalds lay dead, many exposed to the elements perished, homes burned. Wolfe and his friend Fergus are taken away for reasons unknown.
But why would Campbell and his men commit such a hideous and unholy crime? The truth will not be found in history books. The beast behind this tragic night holds nothing but greed within his heart, and using the Jacobite risings as his cover, he gets what he wants and leaves behind death and suffering.
Excerpt:
A dreary gray
mist settled over the Glen, the distant peaks of the Three Sisters Mountains
concealed beneath a deep fog that obscured the landscape. However, the weather
never kept us young lads from a bonnie game of shot-put in the field. The chill
air felt faint against my flesh, though I was donned only in my féileadh-beag,
boots and a linen sark.
My shoulder
ached from tossing more than my weight in large stones, yet still I was in the
game. I lifted quite a bonnie rock, and ignoring the pull in my shoulder, I
drew my arm back. Afore I could toss, however, a far-off eerie cry startled me.
The boulder landed with a hard thud in the weeds, barely missing my toes.
“Mhac Na Galla!”
I cursed, leaping out of its way.
The call sounded
once more.
“Wha’ is that?”
I asked, rubbing my shoulder and stretching my arm to take off the ache.
“I dinna ken,”
said Ian, who stepped up beside me, listening.
“A wolf?” asked
Fergus.
Colin weighed
in. “An adventure!”

 

About the Author:
Writing has always been in Ms. Church’s blood. At age 9, she wrote small picture books, taped them together (too young for staples??) and even gave them a publishing house name (Church Books; what else?). To this day, those ‘books’ sit in storage somewhere. In school, Church could be found in the back of the classroom, writing short stories (and still managing A’s in English and Art).
Church’s first book, House Cat (non-fiction) was published when an editor who rejected it left the publishing house and the new editor chose Church’s manuscript proposal from the previous editor’s pile of 200 rejected manuscript proposals, and saw it to publication (plus a Revised Edition 7 years later, which is still on the shelves). From there, Church received offers from Animal Planet (when it was still about animals) and more book assignments. Her book Indoor Cats won the 2001 Iams Responsible Cat Ownership Award.
After working for years honing her fiction skills, Ms. Church made the decision to write a novella, a brainstorm idea introducing a brand new, conceptual and innovative vampire series in a way never before done. As a no-name in fiction, this was a big, bold move. With no cash, no job (on disability), she put the book out all on her own; writing, editing, cover design, formatting, everything. Though far from perfect, this was a big step and a big dream.
Book One received a Finalist Medal in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and Book Two received the 2017 Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award.
Web (free book with sign up): http://www.christinechurch.net

 

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Electric Gardens by M. Black


Electric Gardens

 

Electric World

 

Book One

 

M. Black

 

Publisher: Creativia
Electric World Series
Book Description:
Lexi019, like many other young adults, are confined to what is called a Compound controlled by Tins. Upon their eighteenth birthday they are relocated to serve in the Electric Gardens. But Lexi019 has never been compliant, being glitches frequently for misbehavior that leads her into many hot nights in the cells of the Compound.
Friend Kyle53 wants to escape too, and with a war raging inside of him after his sister was taken to be Meshed (tries inserted into the human brain to render humans compliant), the two embark on a dangerous journey of escape. When they run into some unlikely friends, the two eventually enter the Electric Gardens to forge a way out of the Compound, but will they get out in time or will the Tins, like with the rest of world, find the first?
4 Book Electric World Series:
Electric Gardens, Electric Grids, Electric Wars, Electric Ends
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About the Author:
M.Black is a TOP #100 AMAZON Bestseller. She is the author of EXOTIQA WORLD (Cyberpunk Dystopia), GRAPH WORLD (SFF Post-Apocalyptic), SIM WORLD (SciFi Dystopia Post-Apocalyptic) and ELECTRIC WORLD (Robot Post-Apocalyptic).
A semi-finalist author of Lauren Hemingway Contest, she is now published with CREATIVIA.
ENTER TOMORROW with M. Black are YA and NA Dystopias or Post-Apocalyptic stories with a healthy does of SyFy, Fantasy, Future Tech or Robots.
Her books are socially relevant, original, dark & sexy, with characters that dig into your heart, and plot lines that really do surprise. Stories focus on robots, AI, SIMS, genetics, climate, environment, wildlife, grafting, social divisions, neural laces, and future tech.
M.Black is passionate about the Earth, animals, robots and technology. You will find all of these concepts as parts of the themes used in her brand of books ENTER TOMORROW.
M. Black loves to explore future worlds that are falling apart and she likes to keep the reader guessing.

 

Dragoius Reborn: Fate and Whispers by Adom Sample

 


Dragoius Reborn: Fate and Whispers

 

The Bloods Passion Saga

 

Book Two

 

Adom Sample
Genre: Fantasy Vampire / Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: March 31, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1987401202
ISBN-10: 1987401204
ASIN: B078QSMDBG
Number of pages: 415
Word Count: 104,000
Cover Artist: Adom Sample
Tagline: How far will you go to be with the one you love?
Book Description:
We all have a choice in life. Sebastian and I made our choice—to be together.
The Shadow Lands became our sanctuary after everything we’d sacrificed. Our desire for one another only deepened as time passed. We’d broken Coven Laws, defied the human government, and put our families at risk to pursue our passion. The Courting Moon bonded us on that night, sealing our fate.
Nevertheless, our work is far from complete. With the Coven searching everywhere to find us it’s only a matter of time before death befalls those we love. We are left with no other choice, but to finish what my father died trying to accomplish. To reestablish the Alliance Sanctuary, rebuild the Kingdom of Dragoius, and bring an end to the Coven of Vampyre’s tyrannical rule.
The most powerful Vampyre in all the lands, Sebastian’s father, the Count of Orias has vowed to stop at nothing until we are found, and our bond is broken. We’re racing against time and it all hinges on discovering the Coven’s one secret—
Why romantic love is forbidden…
Excerpt:
He stands there
looking upon her radiant beauty, unable to form words. She’s so luxurious to
him; he still can’t believe he’s found someone like her to love him
unconditionally. She exits the shower, bright pink hair soaking wet. He becomes
aroused yet fades into the background. He must fight off the temptation;
otherwise, his plans will lie in ruins. He isn’t supposed to be here—not at
this moment.
For months he
tried and failed to express the passion burning within him in the form of
words, but those words never came to fruition. Like a sly snake, he went into
their room and placed a note on the bed. Now, only now, is he able to tell her
the depths of his unending love for her.
Not just the
sexual, but the emotional and spiritual as well—something no Vampyre or human
could ever understand in a world built on emotional suppression. He exits the
room just as she approaches. Slowly, he closes the door and goes back to fixing
the steps that caused them to tumble into the bunker where they now dwell.
They’ve been trapped in the bunker for three days, and while everything they
need is provided for them, they still would like to have an exit readily
available. 
The door creaks.
“Sebastian, is
that you?” she calls out.
She looks
around, but seeing no one, she wraps one towel around her head and one over her
body before closing the shower doors. As glaring as the sun beyond the Shadow
Lands, the note is there when she nears the bed.
“I can’t believe
this man,” she says with a bright smile. She tightens the towel around her body
and sits on the bed, taking the note in her hands.
The words “From
Me to You” are written across the front. She unfolds the note carefully so as
not to tear any part of it. That’s when she notices the Courting Moon’s glow as
it shimmers on her skin. A flush of emotion overcomes her heart. They are safe
from the Coven, from Daven, from the Council, from anyone looking to do them
harm. Now is the time to enjoy each other, to learn more about the emotions
they’re experiencing. She finishes unfolding the note and reads the delicate
words Sebastian has written for her.
Kyra, my love,
my everything,
Space and time
have no validity when we are together. The nights I have stayed awake wondering
how I could be blessed with such an angel are innumerable. You, Kyra, are my
heart . . . if that’s what you wish to call it. Love itself is a word that
couldn’t possibly hold bearing on what I feel for you. What we have is so much
more than that—I can’t explain it. All I do know is the connection we have will
last longer than anything in this world. As bright as the moon shines in the
night, I will love you, never fail you, always be there for you, give my life
for you, and live for you. Whatever this journey may bring, just know that I,
Sebastian of Orias, am within you every moment until my immortality gives way.
I love you, Kyra—always. 
Holding her hand
to her face, she tries to keep tears from ruining the note.
“Kyra,” says
Sebastian, holding a collection of pink roses. “Did you read it?”
She removes the
towel on her head and places the note on the nightstand near their bed. “Yes,
it’s beautiful.”
Sebastian takes
a single rose from the bouquet he’s holding and places the bud of it in her
hair.
“No, Kyra,
you’re beautiful.”
She takes the
bouquet from him and breathes its scent in deeply, then sets the roses on the
nightstand near the note. She embraced him in a time-stopping kiss. With
Sebastian by her side, Kyra is left with a decision. And the fates of both
Vampyre and humankind hang in the balance. The choice is hers and hers alone.   

 

About the Author:

Adom Sample was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. He holds an MBA from GMU, an MHA from ATSU. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2008. He is an independent author who enjoys reading and writing romance, erotic, and paranormal stories. Writing is his passion and he lives to give others ideas and inspire stories to push the limits of creativity.