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Save Me Blog Tour – Except, Cover and Giveaway!

Buy it HERE
 
 
 
 
BLURB

Andi was doing just fine on her own. Sure the world had been hit with an outbreak that turned anyone infected into flesh eating zombies. Not to mention that everyone she ever loved was now dead. She was alive though, taking care of herself. She had little desire to indulge in building relationships with anyone. People just couldn’t be trusted. Whether they screwed you over intentionally, or just managed to get themselves killed, no one stuck around for very long. She didn’t need anyone else either. That was until Will showed up to save her.

Will, with his sparkling green eyes, lips you just wanted to taste, and insanely adorable crooked smile, wasn’t letting Andi get rid of him so easily. Yet still, Andi did everything she could to push her feelings, and Will, away. The more time they spent together though, the more difficult that became. In a world where another day was not something you could count on, wasting even a single moment, could mean missing out on your only chance for happiness. 


 
 
 
 MEET L J Baker
 
L J lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, four kids,
two cats, and an inherited dog from
  hell
(a.k.a. the sewer gremlin).
  Though
writing has always been her first passion, she got a degree in psychological
counseling and worked in the mental health field for awhile, which she finds
very helpful in dealing with her crazy family.

She is a lover of all different types of music and books, switching
between genres so wildly it sometimes makes people wonder if she has multiple
personalities.
  She is most likely to be
found writing romance stories of all kinds (contemporary, erotic, new adult,
young adult, fantasy, etc.) and has just finished writing her first book, Save
Me. When she’s not writing, she prefers to spend her time reading, taking
photos, or spending time with her family.
 
 STALK HER…
EXCERPT

“Andi,” He took my chin into his hand, gently lifting it to meet his sparkling gaze. “The last thing I want to do is leave you.” A tear escaped down my face and he wiped it away with his thumb, pulling me against him. I could hear his heart thump loudly in his chest and smell that familiar scent so unique to him. I wanted to stay there like that forever, forget the rest of the world. Will took a long deep breath into my hair and nudged me back to look in my eyes. “You don’t want me to leave, do you?”

“No.” was all I could manage. I wanted to tell him I couldn’t bear the thought of him leaving, that I didn’t even want to leave the middle of this street for fear of the distance that had been between us this week would return. He leaned down closer, his breath warm against my face, his lips almost touching mine.

“Good.” Will gave me one of his signature crooked smiles.


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Fireblade Spotlight – J.D Sims Author

Fireblade is  recent addition to my To-Read list. Heavy in the fantasy, it stands out as an exciting read! 🙂 Read on for cover picture, some blurbs about the book, about the author and how he came up with this exciting story.

About Fireblade:

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Two hundred years have passed since the great war. Evil magick and violence still ravage the lands of Vercinnor. Human kind wars with elves, the Wyzaerds have all but vanished from Terralea and darkness blackens the horizon. A young elf, Aicanaro, must walk a path between light and darkness where only he can govern his true destiny. As a nomadic assassin, diplomat and General, Aicanaro is tested and tempered in the flames of battle. By blade and fire, Aicanaro mitigates his heart and quiets his rage on the front line against evil. The war selects its champions carefully, reluctant as they may be. Out of the inferno and ash an unlikely legend is born who may be the only hope for all of Terralea. Fireblade is the first book of the series which chronicles the life of Aicanaro from his humble and tragic beginnings through his struggles with life, death, love and hate. The war between the elves and humans quickly approaches its climax as, on the fringe, the dark elven race; the Sha’edyri, vie for their piece of Vercinnor. Aicanaro must become a legend to return peace to the land. But will the cost be too high to pay? Will the once clear lines of good and evil blur beyond recognition, or will the war end all of Terralea before there is a chance for peace?

A little bit from the author, his inspiration, his hobbies! 🙂

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“I started writing long ago with poetry, short stories, little anecdotes, fake news articles. It was something to get the words from my mind out. To articulate what I was thinking when I was told not to speak. This particular series, Fireblade, started in 1993 as a series of writings in my journals and notebooks.

Fireblade was inspired by the world around me. The music I listened to, the geopolitical situations, interactions with adults and kids, friends, family, and enemies. The canvas that was being painted by life around me helped form the words and world of Fireblade.

I have been writing this one series on and off for 20 years. But I have been writing in whole since I was 7, which is about 30 years. My first official book was called Taffy Apple . . . ZOOM! It was a five or six page picture and words book I did as a school project. Illustrated and laid out by myself and bound by my teacher. The stories grew from there and in an odd way foreshadowed me becoming an author.

I am from Colorado. I was born in Denver, grew up in Lakewood (with several trips to Buena Vista, Durango, Silverton, Telluride, Ouray, St. Elmo, Estes Park, Laffeyette, Boulder . . . . you get the idea). So I tell people I am from Colorado . . . makes it simpler.

I do have family. A rather large one at that. I’m adopted and have a sister from there. I have since met and gotten along very well with my biological family. I have a habit of gathering friends who become my extended family, and I am married with two kids of my own and a whole in-law family. It gets to be a bit confusing for people when I talk about my brother’s father (who is in essence my best friend’s father, but my best friend is more like a brother to me . . .) but we make it work.

Hobbies, well, I do have several hobbies. Acting, singing, swordplay, cosplay, filming and graphic design to name a few. I think they are fun. I have also dabbled in prop creation and some other hobbies. Fixing things around the house has gotten me quite addicted to building and the like. Of course, there is always reading.”

FOR THE BOOK:

The book is a sort of coming of age story. Though this is only the first half. Really the series is a coming of age story, but for different ages, different milestones.
This first one is truly coming of age as in youth to young adult. It is about Aicanaro (Pronounced: Eye Khan Ah Row) a halfbreed male born into an elven home in a world where genocidal cold war exists between humans and elves. Several tragedies and triumphs lead him on a journey that puts his path to bringing the cold war to a hot war boiling point.

It is a series. As it stands now the outline is for a total of 9 books in this series. The second one is due out in the fall of this year, with the third the fall of 2014.

It is based on the world around me as I was writing. I have characters that were inspired by the people I grew up with, places inspired by my travels and vacations with my family. It is also inspired by concepts from books, movies, music, plays and all manner of influences. Most of the time I write the books with this phrase in mind . . . “What would happen if . . .”

Sounds amazing! I hope you’ll take a second to check out J.D Sims on Facebook and check out Fireblade on amazon as well! 🙂 It is definitely a must read.

Spotlight: Blood of Kaos by J.D Miller

So a new book has crossed my path and fell into my reading lap! I’m so excited to have this book on my To-Read list! It’s a heavy fantasy novel, set in a whole different world.

The cover looks awesome, check this out
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So a little about the book, here’s a quick blurb!

In one night, Etain is torn from a world of childish innocence to be plunged into a realm of deadly chaos. Forced to run for her life, she stumbles into the realm of the Alamir, human warriors infused with powerful magic who defend the delicate balance between good and evil. But not even the Alamir can protect her from the Bok’Na’Ra pursuer that murdered her family.

Lord Darknight and Midir, raised as brothers, are the light and the dark of a single soul, split apart by ancient priests when but a child. Midir has known of Etain’s existence most of her life and has conspired to possess the power she holds, power that will give him reign over the evil Bok’Na’Ra, nemesis of the Alamir. Lord Darknight, Dar to those closest to him, unaware of her existence, rescues the young woman after a violent clan battle which proves to be a pivotal moment in both their lives. His charge as a Krymerian mandates he protect and train her in the ways of a warrior however soon realizes their connection runs much deeper than teacher to student. 

Old friends reunite and unexpected alliances are forged as Midir’s thirst for power escalates. It will take the courage of an Alamir, combined with the strength of a Krymerian, to battle the dark brother’s rising influence over the Bok’Na’Ra while, at the same time, will test a passionate bond too powerful to ignore.

Come on, tell me that doesn’t sound like a kick ass fantasy novel? J.D Miller is a indie author, self publishing this book, and working on her second book.

More about J.D Miller from her website:

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“I’m just a little ole Texan living in the motherland – England – with my English husband. I moved here about 3-1/2 years ago leaving all my family & friends back in Texas – parents, brother, 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 talented grandson & 1 gorgeous granddaughter.  But, on the bright side, I resumed my writing which had been put on hold for far too long. There was a time when I dreamed of being an Interior Designer however that was shot to hell. It’s okay, really, I’m fine with it now. Being an author has its share of stresses but most are self-inflicted – not because of some insane client telling me how to do my job.

Blood of Kaos is the first. I have learned a lot on this path and my style has changed immensely along the way.  I hope that whatever I write you will always enjoy.”

You can reach out to J.D Miller via her website, facebook or goodreads, and she’d love to hear your thoughts on the book,  so check it out on amazon or smashwords, and give this indie author your support! 🙂