Friday, November 29, 2013

☆★ C.M. STUNICH'S BLACK FRIDAY SALE ☆★

C.M. Stunich is having a SECRET sale for Black Friday!  Today only you can get a copy of Broken Pasts for FREE!


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BROKEN PASTS - an Adult Contemporary Romance (a Full Length Stand Alone Novel - No Cliff Hanger) 
Mature - Ages 18 and Up. 
From the Amazon Bestselling Author of 'Losing Me, Finding You' and 'Real Ugly' 

“Until Nathaniel Sutherland was open and all his soul was bared for me to see, I wouldn't be satisfied.” 

Theresa McMaster does not have a good track record when it comes to men. Her first husband walked out on her after a terrible miscarriage left her unable to carry any children of her own, and her estranged second husband has revealed himself to be more than just an emotional danger – he's been stalking her. 

Fearing for her own safety as well as that of her family, Theresa hires a private security service and meets Nathaniel, the man whose secrets and heartaches may just outnumber her own. Drawn into the arms of the sexy stranger, Theresa fears that both of their pasts may very well be the things that keep them apart. 

“You can't escape your past by running from it.” 

BROKEN PASTS EXCERPT

“It's a pleasure to meet you,” he said and I wasn't sure if I were hallucinating or not, but I'm almost certain he emphasized the word. Pleasure. “My name is Nathaniel Sutherland and I'm from Personal Private Security Detail.” Here he paused and removed his glasses. He didn't tear them off his face and shake his head of deliciously soft, dark hair like they do in the movies. He just removed them gently, folded the arms up and stuck them in the front pocket of his suit. His eyes made my breath catch in my throat and sent my body temperature skyrocketing. They were dark green, smooth and polished like emeralds, deep, thoughtful. Sexy. “Is that Emily on the phone?” 

“Uh.” I was at a loss for words. Without another word, he reached out, plucked the phone from my fingers and put it to his ear. 

“Everything is fine here, Emily,” he said with the most wicked smile I had ever seen on a man. “I'll call you later and update you with Ms. McMaster's new phone number.” He ended the call and passed the phone back to me. “May I come in?” I stepped aside without a word and he came inside, eyes scanning the room like a predator searching for prey. His muscles were tensed and even with the clean, sharp lines of his suit covering him, I could see that he was ready for action. I closed the door behind him and locked it. He glanced over one of his broad shoulders and flashed me an admirable smile. “Good,” he said as he turned his attention back to my house. “We don't have to start at ground zero with you. That's excellent.”

“Huh?” That's all I could think to say. Jamie had said the men she'd hired were tight. But … wow. Nathaniel wasn't just tight; he was deadly. He was clean shaven with pale, not pasty, just pale, skin and full lips. His dark hair was just this side of brown, toeing that line between black and chocolate. Nothing about his appearance was out of the ordinary per se, but all together, the perfection that was Nathaniel Sutherland was hard to ignore. It was the little details that made this man: the well pressed suit, perfectly tailored to his body, the crispness of the shirt beneath, the way his hair fell just slightly onto his brow, like it had been sculpted there. He was so well put together that had he had the face of a Neanderthal, he would've looked good. And that's not to say he did. Nathaniel Sutherland had a strong face, but it was in no way reminiscent of a caveman. He straddled that metrosexual line, but in a good way. He was clean, he smelt good, and he was probably gay. Had to be. Had had had to. Or else he was married. Or both.


Clean Teen Publishing - Black Friday Sale and Giveaweay!

CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING'S

2013 BLACK FRIDAY SALE & GIVEAWAY! 

Take advantage of this epic Black Friday sale hosted by Clean Teen Publishing! Nearly every book will be reduced to $.99 for ONE DAY ONLY on November 29, 2013. Take advantage of these sixteen young adult and new adult books that have been reduced to $.99 on Amazon. So grab your Kindle's or open up your Kindle Apps and get to shopping! 


Check out the titles below that are on sale and don't forget to enter the awesome SWAG Pack Giveaway at the bottom
Here is what you could win: 
(*U.S. only but International winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card in lieu of the prize.) 

Young Adult Adventure (YAe) 
"Harry Potter Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Awakener by Amanda Strong
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Fallen Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Concealed in the Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
Young Adult Dystopian (YA) 
"Divergent Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Double Star by Cindy Saunders
Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy (YA) 
"Need Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Finding ELE by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels 
Young Adult Dystopian/Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Mortal Instruments Fans Will Love This Series!"
Book 1: Project ELE is FREE
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis
Young Adult Romantic Fantasy (YA Mature) 
"Throne of Glass and Grave Mercy Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer
New Adult Contemporary Romance (Rated YA Mature) 
"Beautiful Disaster Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Redemption by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Twilight Fans Will Love This Book!"
Book 1 in the series: Night Marchers is FREE!
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Reluctant Guardian by Melissa J. Cunningham
Young Adult Paranormal Romance (YA Mature) 
"Hush, Hush Fans Will Love This Book!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Rising by Holly Kelly 
New Adult Paranormal Romance (Rated YA Mature) 
"Wake and Forgive My Fins Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99


River of Bones by Angela J. Townsend 
Young Adult Horror with a Romantic Twist (YAe) 
"The Forest of Hands and Teeth Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger
New Adult Paranormal Romance (YA) 
"Vampire Academy Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $3.99    Sale Price: $.99

The Wall by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Young Adult Dystopian Romance (YA Mature) 
Book 1 in the Series: The Woodlands is FREE!
"Hunger Games Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $4.99    Sale Price: $.99

Wonderstruck Anthology by Clean Teen Publishing
Young Adult Anthology 
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Titanium by Alicia Michaels
New Adult Dystopian Romance (Mature Content) 
Book 1 in the Series: The Bionics is FREE!
"Shatter Me Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Fall of Icarus by Jon Messenger
Adult Sci-Fi Series
Book 1 in the Brink of Distinction Series: Burden of Sisyphus is FREE!
"Enders Game Fans Will Love This Series!"
Regular Price: $2.99    Sale Price: $.99

Don't Forget To Enter The Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a huge Clean Teen Publishing Swag Pack to include a Wonderstruck Tote Bag, Bookmarks, Decorative Bookmark, Keychain, Pen and CTP Authors Are My Rockstars Bracelets. Good Luck! 

Also, check out our Year Of Free Books Giveaway

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

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A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, The Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.


Check out the excerpt and learn more about the author, then enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card!



Excerpt

“Help me? Help yourself! Face what is yours to face,” Elizabeth hissed. She yanked the door open then forced it to slam behind her.

Claire stood still for a moment, feeling as if a tornado had swept through the room. Elizabeth’s demand had left her shaken. She drew a deep breath, then went to her desk and picked up her tea, noticing her trembling hands.

Turning toward the window, Claire saw a muscular orderly accompanying Elizabeth to the locked ward at the far end of the hospital compound. A flock of crows circled high overhead, seeming to follow the two receding figures. As they arrived at the outer doors of the locked unit, the orderly reached for his keys. The crows circled while the two crossed the threshold of the unit, Elizabeth suddenly pausing, turning, and looking outside, her gaze riveted on the flock of birds.

All but two flew off, disappearing into the piñon-covered hills. The two that remained came to rest on the red brick wall adjacent to the locked unit, their black eyes boring into Elizabeth. She looked panicked then enraged and, shaking a finger at the creatures, yelled something. Her frantic gestures told Claire that she was screeching curses to ward off evil.

Claire took a step back from the window, from the impact of Elizabeth’s rage.

The orderly grabbed Elizabeth roughly by the arm and pulled her inside.

The crows waited, watched, then flew away.



You can also purchase The Unholy at Barnes & Noble!

About the Author

Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. His professional consultation practice — SoulCare — is devoted to the tending of the soul. Dr. DeBlassie writes fiction with a healing emphasis. He has been deeply influenced by the mestizo myth of Aztlan, its surreal beauty and natural magic.

He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crushing Summer by C.M. Stunich - Review & Giveaway

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Title: Crushing Summer

Author: C.M. Stunich
Release Date: November 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Synopsis
I'm a girl. I met a boy. Why can't it stay that simple?

Here, in this town, summer doesn't just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach. It means pain. And loss. And false promises.

It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers.

For me, it means being crushed. The Crush, actually. The one they all want simply because they were told to. It means being surrounded by beautiful faces and gorgeous bodies, sweet words and sizzling kisses.

It means being wanted and despised.

My name is Chloe Summer, and I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, this summer could be my last.
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My Review
I am so happy that I was able to read this book for CM.  It is quite a bit different to her other books, not that this should be a surprising notion.  It is one of the many reasons I love to read her work.  She can write anything, in any point of view, and draw you in.  Any genre, any sex, any age, it doesn't matter.  

I knew going into the start of this book that it was a suspenseful story with lots of mystery and probably a love triangle (I mean, it is a YA book after all).  I was excited about the suspense and really kind of not looking forward to the love triangle.  Just once, I want to read a YA book where a girl knows what she wants and goes for it without stringing along some hopelessly in lust teenage boy.  However, this love triangle really worked well with the story.  My favorite part about it?  Chloe was up front with both boys about her intentions, that she was spending time with both of them and what went on while they were together (at their different times of course).  It was actually quite refreshing.

As for the suspense, I sort of knew who the big, bad, crazy nut job was, but I honestly had no idea how they were said big, bad, crazy nut job.  I loved that I couldn't really figure it out (like I usually do).  It is one of those characters that you love to hate and secretly hope that, because this is a suspenseful story, they will some how get killed off so you can bask in the rightness of it - that karma did her job and took care of the bad guy (or girl... I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you). 

I absolutely loved the undertones in the story that is the Assignment.  I also thought it was quite perfect since we just recently spent an entire month promoting bully awareness across the Indie Book World.  The Queen Bee, The King, The Jock, The Heartthrob, The Crush, The Bad Boy/Girl, The Outcast... Mob mentality and group think.  And entire town that just turns their heads and looks the other way when clearly someone should be stepping and and taking control of an out of control situation(s).  It was one of those stories that, once you're finished, makes you stop and think about all of those times you could have said something and didn't; and how now that you've read it and thought back on those moments in your life, you know that the next time you witness it you will take a stand for your fellow human being.

Simply a fantastic job with a great story that is unique and extremely thought provoking. ♥
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About the Author

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C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.


Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

Come visit me at www.cmstunich.com and follow me on Facebook !

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crushing Summer Release Blitz

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Title: Crushing Summer
Author: C.M. Stunich
Release Date: November 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Synopsis:
I'm a girl. I met a boy. Why can't it stay that simple?

Here, in this town, summer doesn't just mean tiny bikinis and sunglasses, white toothed grins and lounging at the beach. It means pain. And loss. And false promises.

It means liars pretending to be saints, friends pretending to be enemies, rivals pretending to be lovers.

For me, it means being crushed. The Crush, actually. The one they all want simply because they were told to. It means being surrounded by beautiful faces and gorgeous bodies, sweet words and sizzling kisses.

It means being wanted and despised.

My name is Chloe Summer, and I'm afraid that if I'm not careful, this summer could be my last.
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Excerpt
“Hey, what's your last name?” I asked suddenly, remembering the need I felt earlier to have it, like this would seem more real somehow if I got that information. 
“Alice,” he replied and then dug around in his pocket for a second. I thought he was going for a smoke, but when he pulled out his hand, he had a seashell lying in his palm. It was a small, pink conch, about the size of a dime. I'd never seen one that little before. When I reached out to touch it, Casper folded his fingers around the shell. I glanced up at him. “This is for you,” he told me. “But first, I want to hear your last name.” My pulse began to thunder in my head and my mouth went dry. I couldn't explain the feeling, but there it was again, that magnetic heat that was always between us, warming the cold evening air and lighting up the sky with fireworks. It felt exactly the way people always claimed first love will feel – wild, electric, uncontrollable. Now, I didn't exactly think I was in love, not yet, but there was the possibility of love, and it was as beautiful as the roiling sea. 
“Summer.” Casper grinned and opened his fingers, waiting with his palm outstretched and his eyes locked onto mine. 
“It suits you,” he said, and I smiled. My hand came up and the tips of my own fingers slid across his moist flesh, testing, teasing, learning. Each whorl of my fingertips felt like a ridge, crashing against the lines of Casper's hand until my heart was pumping so fast I thought it would burst from my chest. If I wasn't careful, I'd end up dropping dead and getting buried in one of the old graves. 
I put the shell in my lap and clasped my hands around it. 
“Casper,” I began, knowing I couldn't put this off any longer. I hated to break the moment, but I could hear the shouting and cheering coming from the drive-in and knew it was only a matter of time before he figured out there was something odd going on. “I know we just met and this might sound a little weird, but there's something you should know about this town.” His raised his thin brows and sat back, draping his arms over the back of the bench. 
“Do you sacrifice kittens on the full moon? Because if so, I'm totally out. I won't sacrifice kittens. Goats, maybe. But not kittens.” I tried to smile back at the joke, but thinking of The Assignment was akin to strapping weights on either side of my mouth. The corners of my lips pulled down into a frown. 
“Tonight is Assignment Night.” Casper remained still, listening, not at all nervous about what I was going to say. He didn't think it was going to be bad or that it was going to affect him, but I knew it would. Somehow, I just knew. 
“Like, for classes or something?” 
“Like, for the summer. All summer. Tonight, all the students, ages thirteen to eighteen, will be assigned a title. Most of them will stay Students, but a select lucky and unlucky few will be … Something else.” Casper gave me a look that said I was totally and completely nuts. Again, I attempted a smile, but this one fell even flatter than the first. I resorted to keeping my eyes on the sea and letting my fidgety hands spin the conch around in circles. “You know all the stereotypes people think about when they talk about high school? Jocks? Losers? Party boys? Goths?” Casper pulled a cigarette out of his pocket and slipped it between his lips. 
“Yeah, sure, okay.” 
“Well … on Assignment Night, tonight, people get nominated by their peers for certain … positions, and then they have to act them out until the Friday before Labor Day. Every day until that day, at midnight, they have to be who everyone wants them to be, for good or bad. And everyone else, the Students, they have to play along.” 
“Um, you're kidding right? Is this some kind of game?” My faux smiled turned into a grimace.
“I wish it were. If it were just a game, it'd be fun, right? But it's not. I mean, I used to think it was, but not anymore. People get hurt playing this game.” I paused, not necessarily for dramatic effect, but there it was. “They get killed. Sometimes. By accident.” 
“You're serious?” Casper asked, sitting up, looking alarmed. “Why, how?” I nibbled my lower lip for a second, trying to decide how to explain this. 
“There are certain … roles you don't really want to play. Like Outcast. Or even Crush. Last year's Crush was killed in an accident … She couldn't handle the attention and she ran off in the middle of the night. They say she slipped on the edge of the cliff and … ” I didn't have to finish my sentence. Casper was smart; he'd figure it out. It was so clichéd, but still tragic. When Tatiana's body had washed up onshore, it had been barely recognizable. She had no eyes, no face at all really, and her hands … I shook the memory off. 
“Can you opt out or whatever?” I glanced over at Casper. His green eyes were wide and his cigarette remained unlit. 
“I guess. I mean, I am this year. We are. It's not normal, but if we're not there, we can't sign up.” I shrugged and watched as the shaking got worse. Casper's face blanched and his lips got tight. 
“My sister. Julie. Let's say, she went to the drive-in. I mean, let's just pretend for a second that she was sitting in my car.” I stared at Casper with a baffled expression my face. They wouldn't … would they? No. No, I knew better. They would. They most certainly would. That whole mob mentality thing is true. When everybody got together for The Assignment, they got weird. 
“If she were there,” I began, feeling afraid for a girl I'd never met. “Then she'd be in big trouble.”
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About the Author


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C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.


Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

Come visit me at www.cmstunich.com and follow me on Facebook !

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