Upcoming Release

Dark Magi

Joanna White

Coming Nov 19th.

King Vaxon is sadistic and cruel. After taking the crown of Castre for himself, hes finally squelched the rebellion of Magi who fought against him. The remaining ones will be thrown in an arena to fight to the death.
Vaxon knows its unlikely they will fight each other at first. For this reason, hes sending his own son, Kyren, into the arena with them. As a powerful Dark Mage, Kyren’s job is to kill the Magi. If he doesn’t, then his own father will kill his wife and children.
Kyren will do whatever it takes to keep his family alive. Even if that means he must die after slaughtering his own comrades. Is it possible to rebel in a fight you’ve already lost and still keep your families alive?
Fans who love fast-paced action combined with fantasy and magic will love and enjoy this 40,000 word, action-packed, character-driven story.

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST RAGE” by KAREN EISENBREY

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST RAGE” by KAREN EISENBREY

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First, let’s get to know you a bit.  Tell us something unique about yourself:

I play drums in a garage band with my older brother.

Karen Eisenbrey (color)

 

What is the Genre and Audience for this book:

Hopepunk Urban Fantasy, Young Adult (13 and up. This one has a certain amount of profanity, so sensitive readers are warned.)

 

What inspired you to write this book:

I wrote a short story for a YA anthology about an “invisible” girl who can only be seen when she wears a hat. She doesn’t have friends but her deepest wish is that someone will invite her to join their band. By the end of the story, she has developed enough confidence to think about asking a classmate to start a band with her. Soon after the anthology came out, I saw a lighted sign for a storage place, but the O was burned out. St. Rage seemed like a good name for either a band or a superhero, and I thought, “Why not both?” And there was Barbara, getting ready to start her band …

 

Tell us about your book:

Meet Barbara Bernsen, Former Invisible Girl.

 

Barbara isn’t your typical high school junior. She’s been invisible since the third grade. But when a magic hat brings her back into the light, Barbara is ready to take on the world. First priority? Start an all-girl garage band. Miraculous superpowers were never in her plan, but sometimes you get what you need. Bad drivers, bullies, and school shooters don’t stand a chance.

 

Yes, we all love Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones, but Barbara is the hero her high school deserves.

 

Truth. Justice. Rock & Roll.

 

Where can we purchase your book:

The book releases on August 20 but is on pre-order now!

Pre-order from your local independent bookstore, which can be found using IndieBound.org HERE. Just call or walk in and ask them to order The Gospel According to St. Rage for you via Ingram!

If you prefer Amazon, pre-order your …

Hardcover HERE

Paperback HERE

Kindle HERE

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS “WIZARD GIRL” BY KAREN EISENBREY

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “WIZARD GIRL” by KAREN EISENBREY

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First, let’s get to know you a bit.  Tell us something unique about yourself:

I love to bake bread, especially sourdough.

 

Karen Eisenbrey (color)

 

What is the Genre and Audience for this book:

High Fantasy, Young Adult (but there is no upper age limit!)

 

What inspired you to write this book:

I left Daughter of Magic open for a sequel; I didn’t want to say goodbye to those characters! I didn’t find an interesting story immediately after the end of that book; more of a training montage. So I thought about what might follow that training and decided to write about Luskell two years later, trying and failing to live the life of healer, and deciding to be a wizard, instead. She breaks with tradition and just expects the rest of society to follow along, but it’s not that easy.

 

Tell us about your book:

While an epidemic rages and a strangler stalks the streets of Eukard City, Luskell trains and works as a healer, but she aspires to greater power. Though everyone knows girls can’t become wizards, she persuades Wizard Bardin to make her his apprentice. Luskell leaves the city on a quest for new magic and to explore mysteries that have more to do with love and desire. But the strangler follows her. She must gain the trust of old friends and an unexpected ally if she’s going to stop the murderer before he strikes again.

 

Where can we purchase your book:

Get your copy from your favorite independent bookstore by asking for it at the front counter, or find the local independent bookstore that’s carrying it through IndieBound.

Or order online:

Barnes & Noble: HERE

Amazon: HERE

 

Beware the Violet Book Tour

Beware
the Violet
The
Eulogimenoi Series Book 1
by
Maria Vermisoglou
Genre:
YA Fantasy
Discovering
supernatural creatures are real is one thing but learning I have
powers and learning to use them is quite a feat.
My
name is Violet Webb. I live in a small town that nearly worships
Halloween but I hate it. I can’t wait until I graduate and get as far
as I can from that silliness.

Everything
changed when I followed the white rabbit. I ended up in a Realm full
of vampires, fairies, witches and every creature possible.

Oh,
Did I mention Jacques?
The
hot shapeshifter with the French accent that makes me see rabbits
everywhere?

Now
what?
Some
bloody lady of Fate gave me a prophecy to get home. The only problem
is that I must defeat the darkness before it swallows both of our
worlds.

Can
I go through without making the ultimate sacrifice?
**Only
99 cents!!**
Librarian.
Reader. Writer. Reviewer.
Maria
Vermisoglou is an International Bestselling fantasy author and she
loves throwing her heroes into impossible situations. She draws
inspiration from books, travels and…the ceiling. (So, blame the
ceiling!)

She
started writing 4 years ago when an idea came to her. That idea
started all…

When
she’s not writing, she loves a good riding on the fantasy dragon but
a book can also be exciting along with a cup of tea.

She’s
currently residing in Crete as a librarian, battling monsters and
supernatural creatures from overcoming the world.

In
July 2018, she was nominated as the second place winner in the First
Annual Indie Awards as the Favourite New Female Author.

Follow the tour
HERE
for special content and a giveaway!

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “DAUGHTER OF MAGIC” by KAREN EISENBREY

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “DAUGHTER OF MAGIC” by KAREN EISENBREY

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First, let’s get to know you a bit.  Tell us something unique about yourself:

I graduated from high school in a class of eleven … and that was a big class.

Karen Eisenbrey (color)

 

What is the Genre and Audience for this book:

High Fantasy, Young Adult (but not inappropriate for younger readers. And of course there is no upper limit for “Young” Adult.)

 

What inspired you to write this book:

Almost 20 years ago, I had a brief dream featuring two wizards and three plot twists. I wanted to know how they got there and what happened next. I ended up writing four books’ worth of material (unpublished at this time) about those and other characters, building a world and a magical system along the way. At the end of the fourth book, the main couple was expecting a daughter and I thought such a child who had grown up surrounded by magic would be interesting and powerful. So I jumped ahead about 15 years and followed Luskell’s lead. It was enough of a gap that the book quickly became the beginning of something new rather than the 5th book of a series.

 

Tell us about your book:

Luskell is the child of powerful magic users but has no power of her own, as far as she knows. Her parents leave her for the summer with her grandmother out in the sticks while they pursue some potentially dangerous business in the city. She discovers she does have power, after all, and lots of it. The dead visit Luskell’s dreams with warnings of danger in the city. She recruits her friends to use what little magic they have mastered to mount a rescue … of her parents and to the whole country of Eukard.

 

Where can we purchase your book:

If you don’t find it on the shelves, your favorite independent bookstore can order it, or you can find an independent bookstore that carries it through IndieBound.

Or order it online:

Barnes & Noble: HERE

Amazon: HERE

 

JQM Literary Chat Welcomes Nancy E. Miller

JQM Literary Chat Welcomes Nancy E. Miller

Tell us about yourself:

I’m just your average Doggie Mama of four. Wife of 33 years to Ernest (retired U.S. Navy), Author of five books on Amazon.com… Four Fiction, one Nonfiction.

Tell us about your book:

The Long and Short of It All is a bit of a romance, a suspense, a psychological drama with a dash of humor. It’s about dealing with PTSD and the aftereffects of Trauma. It’s also about how sometimes life takes a left turn from the planned and expected. How one deals with that shows much about Your own character.

What influenced you to write your current genre?

I have four rescued canine sweeties who have all suffered their share of Trauma. Daisy, in particular, suffered greatly at the hands of a horrible person. It took medication and lots of love to just start the healing process.

Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite is Anna Salter. She only wrote five novels but she really helped me develop my voice. Her main character is a forensic psychologist. In real life she studies sexual predators, victims of childhood sexual abuse, and trauma.

Patricia Cornwell is another author that draws me in.

What are your favorite books?

My all time favorite is the classic, Jane Eyre. I am learning to appreciate the classics.

Who are your favorite literary characters?

Ones that are relatable but also present enough complications to make them interesting. Too many complications and I lose interest.

Is there anything you want to share with potential readers?

I truly appreciate all my readers and welcome your reviews. I’m not perfect. I can go over a book countless times and still find an edit issue years later. Desperate Overtures was the first in the Alice Gentry series. She is my favorite character. I’m working now on number two…Mortal Curiosity.

Where can we go to learn more about you and your literary works?

All of my books, four fiction and one nonfiction, are on Amazon.com. Crystal Unicorns and Desperate Overtures are in paperback and ebook. Head Games, Daffodils, and The Long and Short of It all are ebooks but the paperbacks are on the way. I also have a couple of short stories there.

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Elon: Journey to Truth by Isabella Adams

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Elon: Journey to Truth by Isabella Adams

 

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FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I can wiggle my ears, like Samantha in Bewitched, only my ears.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

Fantasy

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

A very detailed dream, and my best friend.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

Elon was born to parents of mixed decent- human, troll, vamphyre, and an empathic race, the Sidar. When she finds herself alone on a distant planet, she jettisons away from her sadness, hoping to die among the stars. She survives, however, and finds peace with a dwarf-human-Other mix on a planet called Palus. When a new, bloodthirsty race of vamphyres emerge, Elon must head into the harsh mountains of Palus to discover what it will take to defend her new planet. Friendship, family, and discovery follow Elon and her best friend as they encounter new beings and learn more about themselves. Along the way they learn that often, instead of being a cause for exclusion, being Other is where they will find their true strength.
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WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Apple iBooks. Www.amazon.com/dp/B07QLYNHQG/
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