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8.04.2014

Spotlight: PANDORA Boxed Set [Features + giveaway!]



Title: Pandora Box Set 

Author: Angela Fristoe, Apryl Baker, Carole Lanham, Christi Goddard, Conner Kressley, DelSheree Gladden, Heather Kenealy, Kelley Anne Blount, Laura Howard, Louise Caiola, Noree Cosper, Peter Dawes, Rachel Walter, Rainy Kaye, Rebecca Hamilton, Riley J Ford, Samantha LaFantasie, Steven Katriel, Susan Stec, Thomas Sullivan

Genre: Paranormal // Urban Fantasy // Horror

Publish Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Indie Published 

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.        

~ Book Synopsis ~

**COMPLETE BOOKS! NO CLIFFHANGERS!**

  PANDORA, a best-selling box set of wicked paranormal reads, is brought to you by twenty exciting, best-selling, and award-winning authors! Ready for a touch of magic?

 Whether you love paranormal in the form of romance, suspense, mystery, horror, or fantasy, this box set will have something to entice your preternatural sensibilities. Supernaturally thrilling and engaging, this box set has it all: ghosts, vampires, mind-readers, shape-shifters, demons, faeries, werewolves, and more.

 For a limited time, you can enjoy books from today's New York Times, USA Today, Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors and many more. We have everything from titles that are slated for the big screen to stories from Pulitzer Prize and Bram Stoker Award Nominees! When purchased separately, these books cost over $50! But they are your's today for less than $1.

 Professionally formatted, no cliffhangers, and no short stories. Every selection in this rare, limited edition paranormal box set are full-length novels and novellas! A few are "First in Series," but we carefully selected only those which can still be enjoyed as a standalone!



  Riley J Ford, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author: INTO YOU What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there's a catch... She can only read people's thoughts when she's kissing them.

  Rebecca Hamilton, Amazon Best-Selling and Film-Optioned Novelist: HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL Ophelia's initiation into the supernatural council won't be complete until she kills the man she loves.

  Apryl Baker, Amazon Best-Selling and Film-Optioned Novelist: THE AWAKENING Snap...crackle...pop. The sounds of bones breaking and shifting and of muscles tearing haunt Alexandria Reed. Aided by her new friends, who have some dark secrets themselves, can she and Jason survive long enough to figure out the secret behind the secret?

  Carole Lanham, Amazon Best-Selling Author and Bram Stoker Award Nominee: CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE "There are monsters in this world, I’ve learned, and sometimes I have fallen victim to them and sometimes I have been one." A story of Welsh witchcraft, love, and murder.

  Thomas Sullivan, Pulitzer Prize Nominee: THE WATER WOLF A global quest by a cynical adventurer searching for links in a colossal subterranean network he has stumbled upon lead him from the ancient fortress at Cuzco, Peru, to the Pyramids of Giza to a dangerous churchyard in Connemara, Ireland, where he falls in love with a woman of more than mortal roots and encounters the strange magic of a small village.

  Rainy Kaye, Amazon Best-Selling Author: SUMMONED A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him.

  Laura Howard, Amazon Best-Selling Author: THE FORGOTTEN ONES Truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

  Noree Cosper, B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: A PRESCRIPTION FOR DELIRIUM Demons, werewolves, possessed bikers, madness spreading like a virus, and a revenge that has waited for over five-hundred years. What more could Gabby look for in a vacation spot?

  Louise Caiola, Amazon Best-Selling Author: WHAT TRULY KNOWS She was born with the Magical Knowing – a gift, some said. A curse, said others. But for Truly, it was the very thing meant to save her life. If it didn’t kill her first.

  Kelley Anne Blount, Amazon Best-Selling Author: SHADE Coming Soon!


  Susan Stec, Amazon Best-Selling Author: DEAD GIRLS NEVER SHUT UP Toni's grandmother is a psychopath. Her sister is a ghost. Her boyfriend is possessed. And she has no idea who she is.


  Christi Goddard, Amazon Best-Selling Author: FOUR IN THE MORNING When a smart-ass magical creature invades Kathleen’s life, a boy she hates turns up dead and her mother goes missing.

  Steven Katriel, Amazon Best-Selling Author: THE PORTRAIT OF ALATIEL SALAZAR When Gabriel Holland’s beloved Helena vanishes from his life, he journeys to the home of disgraced artist Cristian Salazar, the man he holds responsible for her disappearance and the death of several friends.

  Heather Kenealy, winner of MTV's "Stan Lee presents the Seekers" contest and Cinescape's Short Story Contest: THE TRAITORS' TRILOGY Betrayal comes with a price. For these betrayers, it also comes with an opportunity.


  Peter Dawes, Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Award winner: EYES OF THE SEER It all started with a murder, but what laid in wait would turn a man into a monster.

  DelSheree Gladden, Amazon Best-Selling Author: INVISIBLE Being invisible won’t hide Mason for long.   with...

  Angela Fristoe: LIE TO ME As a Truth Teller, Phoebe knows a lie when she hears it. Knowing what to do when her best friend lies is the problem, because in lies, intention is everything.

  Conner Kressley: THE BREAKER'S CODE Cresta's the kind of girl who thinks everything is the end of the world. Turns out, she might be right.

  Samantha LaFantasie: MADE TO FORGET After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but.


  Rachel Walter: TRUE CONNECTION With the help of supernatural friends and protectors, Jazzy thinks she's safe until what remains of her family is put in danger. Does she have what it takes to save her family, life, soul, and soul mate, or will all be lost?


 Save over $50! This set is only available for a limited time, so order your copy before it's gone


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Title: SHADE 
Author: Kelly Anne Blount 
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy 
Publish Date: 
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Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.     

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SHADE

by Kelly Anne Blount

Blood dripped down my forehead and blurred my vision. I swallowed hard as I wiped it out of my eyes and on to my tattered dress. Trying to control my breathing, I focused on the dark alley head of me. I knew he was out there, but I didn’t know where. 

 The hair stood up on the back of my neck as I pressed my body against a cool brick wall. How did this go so wrong? A door slamming caused my heart to take off like a cheetah chasing a gazelle. I crouched down and frantically looked for a makeshift weapon. Finally, my hands came across a broken metal pipe. I picked it up and clutched it to my chest. 

 With my fingers trembling, I took a step into the deserted alleyway. Trying to stay close to the wall, I sprinted as quietly as possible. A mixture of blood and tears dripped down my forehead as the pavement pounded under my feet. Every inch of my being wanted to scream, but I held it in. Just make it out of this alley! Then you can scream! 

 A deep rumbling voice echoed off the walls and sent chills through my core, “You can run, but I’ll always find you, Abriana.” 

 I couldn’t tell which direction it originated from and I didn’t stop to find out. Instead, I propelled my legs forward faster than I thought humanly possible. I chanted a one-word mantra the entire time. Survive. Survive. Survive! 

 A cool breeze whipped between the buildings and sent shivers down my damp neck. I could see a street in front of me. It was late, but a few people were still out and driving around. 

 My chest ached and my lungs felt like they were about to burst into flames at any moment. I sucked in as much air as they would hold and pushed my body’s limits. 

You’re almost there! Just a few more feet! 

 Suddenly, I felt fingernails dig into my shoulder and pull my body backward. The change in momentum caused me to fall flat on my back, knocking the air out of my lungs in the process. 

 A metallic taste in my mouth and an ache in the back of my head were the last things I remembered before everything went black…

 ***

 I awoke to a strange noise followed by, “Tsk, tsk, tsk.” 

 I tried to open my eyes, but panicked when I saw nothing but darkness. Goosebumps instantly covered my arms. Why can’t I see? Where am I? I wiggled back and forth, bumping into a low ceiling and carpeted walls. 

 “You shouldn’t have run away from me,” came the nefarious voice belonging to the man in the dark alleyway. He gave a wicked laugh. “You know who I am and you know what I look like. The blindfold is so you don’t know where we’re going.” 

 My lips began to tremble and my eyes filled with tears, but I forced them to stay at bay. Struggling, I tried to bring my hands to my face, but couldn’t. My wrists burned as a rope rubbed against my skin. 

 He let out another laugh that left me chilled to the core. “I can’t risk you trying to run away again, now, can I?” 

 Fear quaked through my body and a cold sinking feeling spread through my core. “Why are you doing this to me?” 


 The corners of his lips turned up into a wicked smile. “Because I love you.”   

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About the Author

Kelly Anne Blount was born in Madison, WI. After attending university, she moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to teach elementary school. While living there, she met the love of her life and was married in a beautiful ceremony on the Caribbean Sea.
 After returning stateside, Kelly started to pursue another passion, writing. Since writing her debut bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Grishma, she has written the sequel, Ayla, and is currently working on the third book in T he Necoh Saga.
 Kelly has also written the first book, Impassioned, in her upcoming contemporary romance, Hard Love Series.
 When she isn’t writing or serving as an intensive intervention teacher working with children with special needs, Kelly can be found spending time with the love of her life, their furry rescues, and enjoying the beautiful sites of Asheville, North Carolina.  

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Title: Dead Girls Never Shut Up 
Author: Susan Stec 
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy 
Publish Date: Feb. 14, 2013 
Publisher: Indie Published
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.   

~ Book Synopsis ~

Toni's grandmother is a psychopath.
 Her sister is a ghost.
 Her boyfriend is possessed.
 And she has no idea who she is.

Summer vacation is ruined when Toni's twin sister, Sara, dies. Instead of walking into the light, Sara stomps directly away from it, totally pissed she didn't die in her skinny jeans. That's when Sara finds out their grandmother has a gift for talking to dead people, and two spritely spirits and a nasty soothsayer named Bartholomew are all working their angle with Toni's future caught in between.

Dear old Granny's determined not to be the last necromancer in the family, but with the death of her promiscuous granddaughter, her only option is Toni, who must remain a virgin until her eighteenth birthday without any ghostly interference from Sara.

Sara's not having any of it; especially since the guy Granny's conspiring with is the same guy that assisted in Sara's demise. Toni needs help! But protecting her sister is complicating all the ghostly fun on the other side!

Can death stop a twin? Maybe not, but Granny knows Dead Girls Never Shut Up.   
***PG suggested—mild adult content and profanity.

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DEAD GIRLS NEVER SHUT UP
by Susan Stec

Several things happened at once. 

Behind Toni, Sara lost her fight with the steak knife—it sliced through her throat—and blood squirted from her jugular all over the stout guy, and then she promptly fell face first into her salad. Paul let out an anguished cry, grabbed his throat, jumped out of his chair, and staggered back several steps, choking. 

 The room sounded like one big gasp. 

 Toni pounded on Paul's back. 

 Sara's date jumped up, knocked over his chair, and fumbled back a few feet, wiping blood from his face and chest. He lost his footing in the mess on the floor, passed through Ruth, and landed in an ass-cracking fall at her feet. At the same time, the knife hit the floor and slid a bloody trail a few feet before it tripped a waitress. She sent a tray laden with food and drinks flying. Two patrons in the path of the tray yelped, slid into each other, and began to do what looked like an inebriated tango as they tried to stay afoot. 

 Toni put her hands around Paul's torso and began to administer the Heimlich maneuver. "Will everyone calm down? You're not helping! Someone call an ambulance. He can't breathe!" Toni shouted, face against Paul's back as she made a two handed fist and squeezed his torso. 

 Ruth steadied herself, stepped into the stout guy's stomach, and then leaned under the table as the whole bar fell into uncontrollable chaos around her. Several patrons ran through her buttocks on the way to the front door and her rear-end looked like a fluttering sail in the wind. She asked, "Will y'be needin' some help, Martin?" 

 Martin growled at her and wiggled out of the floor. He floated up from under the table about the time a fragmented puff of smoke started to rise from Sara. 

 "Oh dear, I'm afraid we'll 'ave some explainin' t'do, Godrest'ersoul," Ruth whined, stepping through the table to stand next to the smoke forming into a cloud of mottled pink and white, looking an awful lot like Sara. 

"What the hell? Where am I?" Sara's ghostly image croaked. "Is that me in my salad?" 

 "Yes, dear, I'm afraid so," Ruth answered. "Sara, help me, dammit!" Toni shouted from across the room as she tried to maneuver Paul around so she could see her sister. 

 "Help you?" Sara spat, floating over her dead body. "I'm the one with her face in her salad. You idiot! Let go of the stud-muffin and get your ass over here!" 

 "I'm afraid she can't 'ear ya, dear." 

 Toni caught sight of her sister and screamed, "Ohmigod! Sara! That's my sister!" 

 Paul grabbed Toni's shoulder, gagged, and choked out, "I'm so sorry." 

 "Great! Just great!" Martin spat. "Bartholomew did it again. Let's hope incredibly noisy and obnoxiously vain over here can at least give us some information about Old-Navy-Boy over there." His finger pointed from Sara to Paul. 

 Martin whipped to one side as Toni ran past, Paul following like a well behaved marionette. 

 "Is that blood on my neck?" Sara shrieked, swiping her hand through the cadaver's throat. 

 "We 'ave a bit o'bad news, dear," Ruth said, patting the tips of her fingers through Sara's shoulder. 

 "You've friggin' got to be kidding me. I'm dead? Dead as in… freakin' dead? This has got to be a nightmare!" Sara lunged for her flaccid body and fell right through it. 

 "Oh my, now we 'ave t'get 'er out o'the cellar, we do. Come along, Martin," Ruth said, taking a nosedive into the floor. Martin tapped his foot in and out of the floor, watching the chaos as lookey-loos congregated around the table. 

 Several teens, cell phones filming, were carrying on frantic conversations as Ruth burst through the floor with a screaming Sara in tow. Sara erratically hovered over the table and glared at her sister. Toni stood beside Sara's body, with her hands over her mouth, face horror stricken, head moving back and forth. 

 "Give me a good shake," Sara said. "Just shake me, Toni! I know if you shake me I'll come back to life." 

Toni wrapped her hands around her stomach and rocked as tears streamed down her cheeks. She gagged, retched, and then vomited all over the table in front of her sister's body.

Sara's fists streaked through Toni's torso several times as she shrieked, "Uck! Eck! She pukes? She F'n upchucks? That's just nasty! Now I not only have Bleu cheese salad dressing all over my face and a gaping hole in my neck, but puke in my hair!" She tried to grab a handful of Toni's red curls but only made them flutter like leaves in a soft breeze. 

 Working up some attitude, Sara slapped her hands into her hips and shook her butt; fists embed in her pelvic bone. 

 "Just kick me—slap me—do something to get my friggin' heart beating again! I need a damn shower!" 

 Paul tried to hand Toni a napkin and guide her away from the table. 

 Sara shoved her nose halfway into Paul's face. "Oh-no-you-don't!" She turned on her sister. "Stop your blubbering! Grab the napkin! Wipe that shit off my face; I've about had it with you!" Sara kicked her smoky foot through Toni and ended up floating horizontally in front of her. 

 "Don't you think we should say something to her?" Martin asked. 

 "Godbless'er, I think we should let 'er carry on a bit, love," Ruth said from the ceiling above the table. "Won't be long, it won't. They should be draggin' 'er carcass out o' 'ere soon enough."    

About the Author
I've always been weird, even as a child. I might've been influenced by all those fairies and trolls living in and around the streams behind Grandma's house, or the talking dragon in the cave on the other side of the lake. Today it probably has something to do with five crazy vamp-women, the fanged tyke, fairy, troll, werewolf, demon, and several sexy immortals living in my head.
 In reality I live with my husband and my three King Charles Spaniels on 50 acres of woods, fields, and streams in upper Michigan; hunt deer with my Ruger or crossbow, paint watercolors, sculpture stained glass, and chase fairies with my dogs.
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead~~Oscar Wilde  

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