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Pre-Order The Holy Dark!

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Ah, yes, that magical time is finally here. You can now pre-order The Holy Dark on Amazon for just $2.99. This price is only going on for a month. On May 9, 2015, it will increase to $3.99, so please go ahead and order yourself a copy by that date.

However, if your pockets are light, remember that you can enter the Goodreads giveaway by April 24, 2015 to win a free signed paperback copy or attend the Facebook party on April 24th and win a free eBook copy via contest questions.

Please spread the word. It’s the biggest thing you can possibly do to show your appreciation.

Kyoko M

The Holy Dark Excerpt

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We are but a few short weeks away from the final installment to The Black Parade series! If you aren’t caught up, here is an excerpt from Chapter 1 and half of Chapter 2. Below is the conclusion to Chapter 2. Enjoy!

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The Holy Dark Goodreads Giveaway

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Enter to win a free signed paperback copy of The Holy Dark. Deadline is April 24, 2015. Don’t miss your chance!

The Holy Dark Release Date

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April 24, 2015. Mark your calendars, my darlings. The Holy Dark is comin’ atcha.

Join the Facebook launch party for a chance to win a free copy and other prizes, or enter to win a paperback copy on Goodreads. Pre-order will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Additionally, Advanced Reader Copies are available by emailing me at theblackparadeseries@gmail.com. Keep in mind: do not ask for a copy unless you fully intend to leave a review. If you do not review it after receiving a copy, you will not receive ARCs from my other books in the future.

See you soon, adventurous readers!

Cover Reveal: The Holy Dark

You’ve been patient and now it’s finally here.

Cover design by Gunjan Kumar and Chris Cold.

Cover design by Gunjan Kumar and Chris Cold.

Sarcastic demon-slayer extraordinaire Jordan Amador has been locked in a year-long struggle to hunt down the thirty silver coins paid to Judas Iscariot. The mere touch of these coins is enough to kill any angel.

Jordan’s demonic opposition grows more desperate with each coin found, so they call on the ultimate reinforcement: Moloch, the Archdemon of War. Moloch puts out a contract on Jordan as well as her estranged husband, the Archangel Michael. Now Jordan and Michael will have to find a way to work together to survive against impossible odds and stop Moloch’s plan, or else he’ll wage a war that will wipe out the human race.

The Holy Dark will hit shelves April 24, 2015. You can get in paperback right now, pre-order it on the Kindle, add it to your Goodreads To Be Read shelf, like my Facebook page, or sign up with the mailing list to find out more about the series. While you wait, there are two excerpts available to read. Please spread the word!

Kyoko

Christmas Sale 2014

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Happy holidays! In the spirit of Christmas, She Who Fights Monsters is free to download via Amazon all day long! Please grab yourself a copy or share it with a friend or loved one. My gift to you, dear readers.

Black Friday 2014

It’s that time of year again! Where reckless people trample each other, retail workers are forced to deal with the dregs of society, holidays are cut short, and the entire sales industry cackles madly and strokes a white cat as they watch us pour our hard earned money straight into their pockets!

To that end, my short story collection, The Deadly Seven, is FREE to download on Amazon all day long.

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Grab a copy if you haven’t already.

I’m also collaborating with other authors today, so here are some other novels that are having Black Friday sales. Buy one, buy all! It’s your choice.

Purchasing information and book blurbs below. Enjoy!

NICHOLAS ANDREWS.
BOOK TITLE: SECRETS OF THE STONECHASER
It’s high adventure with the Thrillseekers, as they search for a treasure that could save the world from an ancient threat! For all of Black Friday, Secrets of the Stonechaser: Book 1 of The Law of Eight, will be available on Amazon for only 99 cents. In addition, for today only get Book 2 (Follow the Faery Footpath) at half-price for $2.49! 
 
3.
STACY CLAFLIN
BOOK TITLE: GONE
Macy Mercer only wants a little independence. Eager to prove herself grown up, she goes to a dark, secluded park. She’s supposed to meet the boy of her dreams who she met online. But the cute fifteen year old was a fantasy, his pictures fake. She finds herself face to face with Chester Woodran, a man capable of murder.

Distraught over his own missing daughter, Chester insists that Macy replace his lost girl. He locks Macy up, withholds food, and roughs her up, demanding that she call him dad. Under duress from his constant threats and mind games, her hold on reality starts to slip. Clinging to her memories is the only way of holding onto her true identity, not believing that she is Chester’s daughter. Otherwise she may never see her family again. 

 
 
3. Link –
I will promote a promo post on my blog: http://stacyclaflin.com/blog/
5. Author name: Stacy Claflin
 
Thank you,
Stacy Claflin
SARAH BROWNLEE
BOOK TITLE: HOW THE WOLF LOST HER HEART
 
Two hundred years in the future, the City of London has fallen to thugs and scoundrels. The once thriving metropolis is now a shadow of its former self; decent citizens cower in their homes and the streets are no longer safe. In the city lives Skye Archer, a Morpher with the ability to transform into a wolf (her spirit animal) at will. Morphers are the direct result of an experiment that took place two centuries previously. Though extremely rare, Morphers exist in all countries and from all walks of life.
 
It is on one fateful day that Skye meets Raphael Renzo, the handsome son of Lord Renzo who rules over a fair part of West London and does his best to thwart the villains and cads in the city. Raphael has a secret of his own, one the villains secretly fear and one that both intrigues and disturbs Skye. As time goes on, Skye is unable to prevent the feelings she develops for Raphael, but there is nothing to determine whether it is returned. As she sinks further into the depths of unrequited love, Skye discovers things about herself that she never thought possible, things even more incredible than being able to transform into a wolf. As an impending civil war approaches, Skye must wrestle with the fiery passion she feels for Raphael, while at the same time playing her part in protecting innocent citizens of the city. Intriguing, exciting and compelling, it is a tale of love and war, one where the heart of a city and the heart of a girl are simultaneously pierced by one man
 
JUSTIN BIENVENUE
BOOK TITLE: BLOODY BLOODY MESS IN THE WILD WILD WEST
If you’re like me, you’ve probably stuffed yourself silly with turkey and eaten a whole bunch of food and don’t feel like going out anywhere! Well relax and stay inside and do your cyber shopping on Black Friday. If your up for it take a trip into the Wild West and experience a Western drenched in Horror. A Bloody Bloody Mess is a great treat for Western and Horror fans alike. What happens when a ruthless, no good, down and dirty Mexican outlaw makes his way into a desolate town looking to take over and turn it into a ghost town? The same thing that happens when an up and coming, bright eager young man steps out of his late father’s shadow and brings the town together to stop him. They battle in and all out bloody war. Javier Bones Jones leads his team of the undead against Emerson Shaw and the people of Toomswood, who will prevail?
Don’t be a turkey, eat it and do yourself a favor, entertain yourself and get in on a great deal and pick up a copy of A Bloody Bloody Mess In The Wild Wild West

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KEITH OWENS
BOOK TITLE: THE MAYONNAISE MURDERS PART 2
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy/humorous/detective mystery
Author: Keith A. Owens
Author Website: keithaowens.com
Twitter: @MayoMadd
Page Count: 332 pages
Publishing Date: Oct. 15, 2014
ISBN: 1502857014
Discount Price: $5
“The saga continues as a crew of angry mutant chickens collaborate with the critters from Planet 10 and a group of ambitious drug dealers in Denver to inflict the alien drug MayoMadd upon a planet of unsuspecting humans as revenge on behalf of the human/chicken hybrids for an experiment that went horribly wrong. This is a science fiction/fantasy/detective mystery with a lot of humor thrown in for one wild, offbeat ride.”
The Mayonnaise Murders Part 2 is here! I know it’s been almost a year since Part 1, but I wanted to get this just right. I’m really hoping you’ll find it worth the wait. I’m not kidding, I had a ball writing this, so if you have half as much fun reading it as I did writing it then I’ll consider it a win.

Meanwhile, take a ride with Chapter 1 for free here on my website. For your patience.

Oh, and for those of you who have not yet read The Mayonnaise Murders Part 1, it’s on sale for just 99 cents for the next two weeks on Amazon:

Keith A. Owens
V. M. JASKIERNIA
BOOK TITLE: LARKSPUR
2. Larkspur: A Necromancer’s Romance
Pierre Salvador reunites with a childhood friend at his birthday gala, falling in love with the girl he had not seen in several years. But the duc has not been idle in his time away- he has not only become a skilled physician, he practices the art of necrocræft as well- control over life and death. Now the one to bestow this dark magic upon him has a final task for him to complete.

“A simple, beautiful, and slightly twisted love story.”

99¢ Dark Fantasy / Romance

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7H9JIG

 
 
GERALDINE EVANS
BOOK TITLE: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN #2 RAFFERTY & LLEWELLYN BRITISH DETECTIVE
MYSTERY SERIES.

A Little Laughter. A Little Mayhem. A Little MURDER…

For those who like cozy mysteries, humorous mysteries and police
procedurals.

When beautiful Barbara Longman is found dead in a meadow, uprooted wild
flowers strewn about her and, in her hand, a single marigold, British
Detective Joe Rafferty at first believes the murder may be the work of
the serial killer over the county border in Suffolk.

But then he meets the victim’s family – and after liaising with the
Suffolk police, he rapidly comes to believe that the mystery killing is
the work of a copycat…one much closer to home; someone among the
descendants of the long-dead family patriarch, Maximillian Shore.

Everyone, it seems, had a motive: Henry the grieving widower; the
victim’s brother-in-law Charles Shore, the ruthless tycoon; Henry’s
first wife, the Bohemian Anne, who has lost the custody of her teenage
son, to the saintly Barbara.

Even the long-dead patriarch, Maximillian Shore, seems, to Rafferty, to
have some involvement in the murder, though how, or why, Rafferty
doesn’t understand until he finally grasps the truth behind the reasons
for the killing. A truth sad and dreadful and which had been evident
from the start, if only he had had the eyes to see.

BLACK FRIDAY BARGAIN @ 99c (Was $1.80). Book #1 in the series (Dead
Before Morning) is FREE in the US and UK.

Amazon.com Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Down-Among-Dead-Men-Detective-ebook/dp/B0042P53NS/ref=asap_B009W1W0N8_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417005876&sr=1-3

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JANET MARTINEZ
BOOK TITLES: DROP DEAD KILLERS          TWIN MURDERS
Scott, before are my book covers, links and descriptions. I’ll post on my Facebook author page at  https://www.facebook.com/janetfostermartinez. My email isjan.martinez1953@gmail.com. The discounted price will be $1.99 each.
    Washington, D.C.’s legal community is shaken by a sudden spate of homicides. The ill-fated individuals had a history of behaving badly to everyone around them. But their behavior doesn’t seem to be bad enough to warrant murder.
With Detective David Graham in charge of the case, can he and his partner, Alexis Hamilton, put a stop to the killings? Unknown to him, however, Alexis has an agenda of her own. She’s in love with David and will do whatever it takes to make him return her affection.
     With David following clues to the identity of the killer, will he discover the secrets the people closest to him are trying to hide before it’s too late?
Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to benefit the Memphis Shelby County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located in Cordova, TN.
http://bit.ly/1lZOrjP Barnes & Noble
Teaching can be murder!
    When a private school teacher is found raped and murdered, David Graham is assigned to the investigation, his first major case since being shot by his former partner, Alexis Hamilton. When a second teacher is murdered, David realizes the cases are related and the school is being targeted. With the help of his new partner, he sets out to find the killers and stop the murders.
     Giving the cases his full attention becomes difficult, however, when Alex escapes from the hospital where she’s been confined. She begins stalking David, threatening to harm everyone he cares about. Can he protect his loved ones from Alex and find the killers targeting teachers at the same time?
Part of the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to benefit the Memphis Shelby County Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter located in Cordova, TN.
STEVE VERNON
BOOK TITLE: 
 
FREE TODAY!
 
What happens when Bigfoot, the Trickster Coyote, the ghost of Sam Steele and the long-lost spirit of The Prophet, brother to the mighty Tecumseh and reincarnated in the form of a giant pink flying Winnebago go toe-to-toe with dark supernatural forces in a cross-Canada battle ranging from Cape Breton to Labrador to Thunder Bay?
 
I’m not saying that it’s going to be pretty…
 
 
So what if #Bigfoot was a #superhero? Free today on #kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NES9WPE @StephenVernon
 
3.       Links where I will be promoting – I’ll do the Twitter thing  https://twitter.com/StephenVernon
I will also promote a bit on my blog http://stevevernonstoryteller.wordpress.com/
I will also promote a bit on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stevevernon007
And I also intend to promote a bit on several choice Facebook Kindle pages.
 
4.       My e-mail is s.vernon@bellaliant.net
5.       My author name is the same as my real name – STEVE VERNON
SCOTT ZAVODA
BOOK TITLE: ALONE AT MIDNIGHT
Scott Zavoda delivers with hellish vividness and aching emotion. He’s unleashed seven tales that will claw at your soul. Already sold as singles, “Bobby” and “Beneath the Sand”, have garnered rave reviews. They’re included along with five more gripping stories.

Randy Bivins gets a shocking phone call two days before Christmas. The stranger says he stole his Christmas tree. What Randy discovers is maybe a tradition worth dying for. “Oh Christmas Tree”

Now that surfing, dating, and every aspect of a California retirement are off limits, he paints and pretends the beach isn’t so close. But traces of sand are showing up again in this Vietnam Vet’s house and that can only mean one thing. “Beneath the Sand”

Trapped in a morbid, bloody, decaying land, the hot breath of his pursuer lathers his neck. Jimmy wants to believe he doesn’t know where he is, but he can’t. “Castle Point“

Henry Conroy pilots a Navajo across the stormy Midwest with a coffin in the back. He knows the faster he gets there, the sooner that scratching sound will stop. “Fright Flight”

A simple fishing trip turns deadly for Danny and his disabled brother, Bobby. A gut-wrenching tale of two young brothers who will do anything for a day away from their abusive father and the constant bullying at school. But a wheelchair with a history might change everything. “Bobby”

Flowers for Mom and The Calling are two more stories with an evil twist.

Welp, you’ve got plenty of books to choose from! Happy holidays, everybody!
-Kyoko

 

The Holy Dark Excerpt

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Are you excited for the final installment to the Black Parade series? You should be! If not, here’s another sneak peek of what’s to come.

Read The Holy Dark Chapter 1.

CHAPTER TWO

JORDAN

Hospitals gave me the creeps. All of them, no exceptions. Part of the reason was an inherent childhood fear thanks to the psychiatric hospital that had abducted my mother when I was five years old. The other part was thanks to two archdemons who kidnapped me and tried to kill me two years ago inside a hospital. Still, I ignored the tiny voice inside me that screamed for me to get the hell out and continued my way through the hallway of the Outpatient medical center. Every time a doctor passed by, I flinched and tried not to look at their bright white lab coats. It was ridiculous. I had killed bloodthirsty monsters from another plane of existence and saved the world twice yet a stupid piece of clothing made me want to run and hide.

I reached the room in less than a minute; mostly because I had been walking so fast to the average person it looked like running. My hand froze on the doorknob. I stood there, breathing heavily, remembering the last thing Lauren said to me a year ago. She’d hung up on me, her voice icy as she told me goodbye. Was she still angry? How badly was she hurt? What could I even do about it? What was I doing here, truly?

I took a deep breath. You’re just checking on her, Amador. Man up and do it.

I opened the door. The room was freezing cold. I had to resist the urge to button up my duster to shut out the chill. There were a couple of other patients dozing in their beds. I walked past them, searching for her. She was in the last bed to my right.  My chest constricted as I saw her for the first time in almost a year.

Lauren was a couple inches taller than me with straight black hair that used to make me envious. Mine had to be treated to get that perfect glossy look that fell around the shoulders, but hers was natural. She was Korean, buxom, obnoxious, and hilarious. Her nails were painted blue this time instead of pink or purple. She’d been in the hospital for several hours so they’d cleaned her up a bit, meaning she had no makeup on. She looked years younger than her age of twenty-seven.

Her right arm was in a cast and a sling, resting against her stomach. There was a bruise on her cheek as well. They said she got mugged. I hoped they caught the bastard. Hell, I hoped I caught the bastard so I could teach him some manners.

Lauren opened her eyes, sending a sharp jolt of fear and surprise through my gut. I’d hoped she wouldn’t wake up just yet. Her gaze wandered around for a few seconds, probably a result of the painkillers, before settling on me.

I offered her a weak smile. “Hey, Lauren.”

Her voice came out hoarse. “Jordan?”

“Yeah. I, uh, hopped on the first thing smoking to get here. It was shitty, by the way. The carry on alone put me back eighty bucks. Don’t ever fly with—”

“Get out.”

I managed to cap my nervous verbal diarrhea, staring at her. “What did you say?”

She raised her voice, glaring a hole through my head. “Get. Out.”

I stepped forward, imploring her. “Lauren, I know you’re mad, but please, just let me explain—”

“I’m not going to tell you again. Get out!” she shouted, scaring the guy in the bed across from us awake. I had never heard her sound like that, not to me, only to her scumbag ex-husband. Guilt gnawed through my insides. I had been right. She was still angry, and understandably so.

“Okay. I’ll go. I just…wanted to check on you,” I mumbled, turning away from the fury in those brown eyes. I shuffled out of the room and collapsed in a chair in the hallway. I squeezed my eyes shut and buried the pain inside me as deep as I could. I felt ashamed of myself. I wanted to go back home and crawl under the covers and hide. But that wasn’t going to happen. It didn’t matter if she had disowned me. I still had to make it up to her, somehow. Too bad if it ripped a new scar in my hide. I had plenty as it was.

Time dripped off the clock. I stayed where I was, mentally constructing a speech that would hopefully get me back into her good graces. Sometime during this process, a nurse tapped me on the shoulder.

I glanced up to see a pretty black woman, mid-thirties. “She’s asking for you.”

“Huh?”

“Ms. Yi. She wants to see you.”

I checked my watch. Holy hell. I’d been here four hours and didn’t realize it. I nodded too many times and stood up, wobbling on account of my legs falling asleep. I opened the door and made my way back to her bed, expecting the worst.

“Um, you called for me?”

Lauren stared me down for at least a minute. I tried my hardest not to fidget. At last, she spoke and her tone was still disapproving.

“Why are you here?”

“I had to make sure you were alright.”

“Oh, so now you care?”

I shut my eyes for a second. “Yes. I do.”

“What do you want me to say? Are you expecting me to forgive you?”

“No, not really. You’re pretty stubborn. Besides, if I were in your ridiculously high Prada heels, I’d be mad too.”

The ghost of a smirk touched her lips. I almost felt better. I wasn’t much of a friend, but I could make jokes until the end of the world. Which, come to think of it, might one day be my fault.

“Well, I didn’t call you in here to forgive you,” she said, sitting up a bit against her pillows. “I called you in here to ask you a question.”

“What?”

“Why did a man claiming to be a demon follow me home and break my arm?”

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon! In case you missed it, the official plot reveal is here.

 

The Deadly Seven is FREE!

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Our lovely short story collection turns four months old this week! Can you believe it? They grow up so fast! *sobs*

In celebration, it’s free on Amazon all day long, just in case you’re new to my series or you didn’t get a chance to grab it the last time it was free. Plus, if you share this Facebook post with anyone, you’ll get an advanced preview of the upcoming sequel novel, The Holy Dark.

We’re coming into the later part of the year, so stay tuned. I’ll be announcing the plot synopsis for The Holy Dark soon, and then it’s on to a cover reveal, excerpts, blog tours, and all the other fun stuff as we approach spring 2015.

Finally, did you know that joining the mailing list or referring someone to it means you get any one of my books for FREE? Consider joining today, or send me an email with the name of the person you referred and claim your free e-book.

See you soon, readers!

-Kyoko

She Who Fights Monsters Launches Today!

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THE CHAMP IS HERE.

Well, not really, but my new novel is. And guess what? You can buy it for FREE right here today (July 22) and tomorrow (July 23), and The Black Parade is also free as well. Tell your friends. Drunkenly shout it in the streets. DO IT NOW.

And if you don’t have anything going on right now, please join me over at the virtual launch party for a chance to win free prizes!