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Cover Reveal: Of The Deep, Mermaid Anthology


And here is a little bit about the upcoming release.

From the land above and the sea below…

A collection of vivid YA mermaid tales await you in the depths of these pages in this six-story collection from Crescent Sea Publishing.Screen Shot 2018-04-02 at 12.57.51 PM

A merman and his brother are tasked with protecting what belongs to their people and failure is not an option. Two teens attempt to find a mermaid off the coast of Massachusetts before poachers do. A young woman finds herself amidst an eerie seaside hut and is drawn back to it. A family is torn apart by one teen mermaid’s selfish desires and puts an entire kingdom at risk. When two seventeen-year-olds witness their Prince threaten an infamous sea-witch, they have no idea how soon all of their lives will be intertwined, and what secrets lay in the depths. While working in an antique shop, a young woman is turned into a mermaid to end an evil curse against the mer prince in a twisted retelling of the classic tale.

From adventure to thriller, to urban fantasy, this collection features stories from bestselling YA authors as well as emerging voices, this anthology will take you deep into the heart of the sea.

This six-story anthology includes tales by Amber R. Duell, E.J. Hagadorn, Elle Beaumont, and K.M. Robinson and the printed book includes artwork by a number of talented artists that created mermaid pieces, some of which are inspired by the stories from the anthology.

Of The Deep will be available on all of the major platforms in both ebook and paperback versions on June 12. Preorder for the ebook version will be available soon along with a special surprise or two…so be sure to watch all of the author’s social medias for more!

 


Are you excited to read this? I know I am!


Cover Reveal: A Leak of Madness by Alice J Black

Here is a little about the author of A Leak of Madness, Alice J Black!


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Alice lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. Nothing much has changed and she writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Most of her work is rooted in darkness, her inspiration coming from a macabre selection of reads as well as the dreams that frequent her sleep.

Her debut novel, The Doors, was released three years ago and her next novel release, the first part in a series of seven, is due to be released in Autumn this year. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies with various presses and she is always working on more. When she’s not writing, she always has a book in her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day.

 

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Happy Release Day: The Last Goodbye by Amber R. Duell

 


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

Pages: 50~

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 

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The Netherworld was never meant for the living. It steals a mortal’s sanity piece-by-piece, day-by-day. No one understands that better than the God of Death. But the chance for even a single day of company is a seductive thing and Leander can’t help looking forward to each sacrifice.

When the last mortal country outlaws human sacrifice, Leander’s new bride becomes his last. Though he knows he should let Lyda continue on to her afterlife, the pair grows closer and the God of Death hesitates in the face of eternal solitude. But soon, Leander must decide between being selfish and selfless.


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Happy Release Day: And They’ll Come Home by K.M. Robinson

 


Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retelling

Pages: 50~

Release Day: December 5th, 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing

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was taken from her sheep
and they don’t know where
to find her.
They won’t leave it alone,
they’ll bring her home
and they’ll drag the Piper
behind them.

When Peep, the leader of hacker group, the Legends, is abducted and held for ransom, she must try to help her best friend, Muffet, to find where she is being held at the Wall and save her people without giving away her true role in the group.

When Arach is separated from his brother, Spider, he must continue to play the Piper’s game, convincing him that what remains of his family is working for the villain they are trying to destroy, all while convincing his former rival, Peep, to trust them as he tries to untangles their web of lies.


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The Rise of Ersyla by J.M. Sullivan


Genre: Young Adult, Fairytale, Retelling

Pages:  50

Publication: October 17th 2017

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Synopsis:

Before she was the sea witch, Ersyla was a simple girl with an unfortunate secret.

It wasn’t her fault magick was a part of her, or that the King’s heartache turned the world against her. Struggling to understand how she could be put to death just for living, Ersyla must learn who to trust before her dark secret turns her heart even darker.


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A Perfect Murder and Other Short Stories by S.R. Nair



A compilation of short stories that plunge us into a different society and it shows us the good, the bad and the ugly side to it.


Genre: Short stories

Pages: 170 pages

Published August 17th 2016

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Synopsis:

A divorcee estranged from her father resorts to extreme measures; A newly-wed woman is brutally raped by her father-in-law and seeks justice; A charming young man plans to seduce a beautiful, blonde tourist; An orthodox Muslim man struggles to adjust to life in the United States. These are some of the tales in this book of captivating short stories.


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Guest Post: Xane J Fisher

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Thank you, Royal James Publishing and Xane for allowing me to read as well as review this piece of work. Also, a special thank you to Xane for writing this guest post up. For a chance at winning a 20$ gift card to Amazon be sure to read all the way down at the bottom to enter.

Most of all, enjoy reading and getting to know Xane J Fisher.

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Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self-discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.

What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite.

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“Fisher’s writing debut doesn’t disappoint. Nice prose and storytelling!”-Bart Hopkins, Goodreads

“A very poignant short story and Fisher writes so eloquently it’s like reading poetry.”-Sissy Lu, Goodreads

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