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Book Spotlight New Release

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Garden of Lies by Zachary A. Pieper

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Garden of Lies by Zachary A. Pieper

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

I’m a certified commercial diver

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

My book is Epic fantasy, aimed at sci-fi and fantasy lovers

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

The woman I love

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

Well you can go anywhere and read my blurb. So here I’ll say this. At its core, this book exists to send a message. It exists to send that message far and wide, so the entire world can hear it. This book is about me, and my life, filtered through the prism of chaos that is my mind. if you want to know more, check out my youtube channel: Zack Pieper

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, and all retailers supported by draft to digital.

https://books2read.com/u/bpzqjl

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Blog Tour Book Spotlight New Release

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry by J.N. Tomczak

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Kingdom of the Faeries: Edenhart’s Rivalry by J.N. Tomczak

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

I love everything retro, and my author logo reflects that. I’m a big fan of the Dark Crystal as well as the Lord of the Rings. I collect nerdy stuff from fandoms I love, like POPs and figurines. I love learning about history, the Civil War and the Revolutionary War in particular. I am also the proud owner of one cat and three pet frogs. When I’m not daydreaming about made-up worlds and characters, I’m usually hanging out with my wonderful husband and biggest fan.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

YA Epic Fantasy

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

After I read and fell in love with the Redwall series, I wanted to give back to the writing community. It amazed me that the power of words alone could conjure all these emotions inside me while reading. It was a pivotal moment for me, the moment I discovered my love for fantasy. I thought it would be awesome if I could write something that meant that much to someone else.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

AN ANCIENT CURSE. A KINGDOM IN PERIL. ONE FAERIE TO SAVE THEM ALL… Darkness is spreading across the kingdoms—and one faerie stands between destruction and survival. Aurora’s peaceful existence is shattered by an unexpected tragedy that leaves her as the last surviving heir to the throne. But her reign is threatened before it can even begin. Her court swells with spies and traitors. There are growing tales of a mysterious blight. Strange riders abroad are hunting for something—or someone. On the day of her coronation, she and her loyal friend, Percy, the newly appointed Flight Captain, discover an ancient prophecy sealed away and guarded in a secret chamber beneath the castle. There they uncover a sinister plot that will spiral her people into a war they cannot win on their own. Her courage and wit will be her greatest weapons if she hopes to succeed where others have failed. She must ask herself just how far is she willing to go to save her kingdom and at what costs?

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

Amazon. Available for Kindle Unlimited.

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Author Interview New Release

JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR J.N. Tomczak

JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR J.N. Tomczak

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am a big fan of anything retro. My author logo reflects that. I’m a huge fan and collector of The Dark Crystal. I also collect figurines and POPs from my favorite fandoms and still counting. I am also the proud owner of one cat and three pet frogs. I also love learning history, particularly subjects pertaining to the Civil War and the Revolutionary War.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?

Everything. From movies, books, pictures, people, dreams.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? WHY?

Brian Jacques will always have a special place in my heart. His books, the Redwall series, introduced me to my love of fantasy. I would probably not be a writer now if it were not for his books.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? WHY?

All the Redwall books. The Prydain Chronicles. Narnia. Lord of the Rings. The Grisha Trilogy, and the Icemark Chronicles to name but a few.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS? WHY?

I love Princess Eilonwy from the Prydain Chronicles. I love the spats between her and Taran. She’s independent, fierce, witty, and very sassy. 😉 All the things I love in a female character.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW AUTHORS AND/OR ASPIRING AUTHORS?

Your first book may not break world records, and that’s ok. It might be your sixth or tenth book. Just keep writing, keep improving your craft, and always remember why you write. Because you enjoy it.

IMAGINE ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IS ABOUT TO BECOME A FILM OR TV SHOW. WHO IS YOUR “DREAM CAST?” AND WHO DO YOU ASK TO CREATE THE SOUNDTRACK?

For Aurora I would say Chloe Grace Moretz. She has that otherworldly look about her that fits the character’s description. For Tristan I was thinking Sebastian Stan. I would be honored to have Trevor Jones orchestrate the soundtrack.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

If you love the Lord of the Rings and Narnia, this book will be right up your alley. It has magic, aerial battles, faeries with wings, prophecies, and different realms, creatures, and races.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

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New Release

Perfectly Evil, Realm of the Light Book 3 is now available for Pre-Order

REVENGE IS BEST SERVED BY A DENIZEN!

Arctyrus Hunter is proud, established, successful, and most importantly, wickedly evil. While Vulktyramous Hunter is the antithesis of such; and his followers agree, hanging on his every word and example of strong leadership. At least they did, until the day of his supposed death; one of three from the Second Great Denizen War. His sister Amyrith, along with Arctyrus, were the only two others who remained. Pinned to the floor by a sword through the chest on the floor of the Roman Coliseum, Vulktyramous only dreamed of the day that he might seek out revenge on his little brother for trying to have him killed, but even more so, allowing him to live.

To help him achieve his goal, Vulktyramous must befriend the Four Creatures of Rai and enter into the Realm of Light in an effort to resurrect a great army of denizen children to war against his brother Arctyrus. Beneath the ruins of Pompeii, Vulktyramous will unleash his plans of revenge, with little to no regard for anyone standing in his way. But what he doesn’t know, is that Arctyrus is ready, preparing an army of his won. And when the war ensues, the title of greatest ‘Hunter’ is the least prize at stake.

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Author Interview New Release

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Darian Smith

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Darian Smith

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m a New Zealand author of fantasy, was a finalist in the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off, and have won national awards for my work. I’m currently writing the Agents of Kalanon series which is a mash up of murder mystery and epic fantasy.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

I’ve always loved fantasy. I’m a huge fan of anything with magic in it. I firmly believe fantasy can have all the meaning and beauty of literary work but also just be darn good entertainment!

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Jim Butcher, Melanie Rawn, K D Edwards, David Eddings – so many!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

I really enjoyed the Alera Codex books.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

I always quite enjoy supernatural characters who pop up unexpectedly in other works. I’m a sucker for a cross-over, I guess. Puck, Mina Harker, and so forth. There’s something fun about seeing them outside of their original work.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

I have a new book being released on December 1st. The 3rd in the Agents of Kalanon series, called Battle’s Legacy.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

http://www.darian-smith.com

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Book Spotlight New Release

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “Teddy Bear Tea” by Ellwyn Autumn

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “Teddy Bear Tea” by Ellwyn Autumn

Released September 9, 2020 (yesterday)! Congrats Ellwyn!

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

I like to drink my tea and hot chocolate with a spoon.

What is the Genre and Audience for this book:

Children’s Picture Book/Fiction

What was the inspired you to write this book:

I’m a lifelong Teddy Bear lover and I wanted totell a story that was joyful and celebrated the fun and innocence of childhood.Teddy Bears seemed the way to go to accomplish this goal.

Tell us about your book:

It’s a story of friendship and diversity. Animals of all colors, shapes, and sizes come together for a joyful tea party in the forest.

Where can we purchase your book:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKF2XFB

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New Release

To Wear a Fae Crown (The Fair Isle Trilogy Book 2) by Tessonja Odette

To Wear a Fae Crown (The Fair Isle Trilogy Book 2) by Tessonja Oddette released on Tuesday! Congrats Tessonja!

Every young woman dreams of wearing a crown.
But never a fae crown.
Because the crowns of fae are forged with blood.

Being the forced bride of a fae king was supposed to be torture. King Aspen was supposed to be my enemy.

But I was wrong about him. So wrong I think I might be in love with him.

With our wedding just three days away, we are closer than ever to securing the treaty between the humans and fae. But when my past becomes grounds for invalidating our alliance, war looms yet again.

I’m the only one who can save the Fair Isle. If I do it, I’ll have to give up the man I love. Return to the human realm. Face death.

I swore I’d do anything to save my people. But who are my people? The answer should be easy. The humans. There’s just one problem.

I might not be human after all…

To Wear a Fae Crown is a dark fae fantasy, perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince, ACOTAR, and The Iron King. If you like snarky fae, brooding fae royals, sizzling romance, and fierce heroines, you’ll love this breathtaking tale.

To Wear a Fae Crown is Book Two in The Fair Isle Trilogy. Start with Book One, To Carve a Fae Heart.

*This series is Upper YA/NA, intended for a mature audiences. It contains sexual situations, moderate steam, gore, and violence. 

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Book Spotlight New Release

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS “China Blonde” BY Nicole Webb

JQM Literary Spotlight Presents “China Blonde” by Nicole Webb

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

I used to be a television news reader in Sydney, Australia and in 2010, I gave it all away, when my hotelier husband, and I (plus bump) decided to do that thing called ‘carpe diem’ and move to Hong Kong, the City that Never Sleeps. We lived there for 4 years, at first surviving and then thriving before being called up to live in the middle of China in the second-tier city of Xi’an, home to 9 million people.

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What is the Genre and Audience for this book?

China Blonde is a memoir of our 2.5-year journey living in China, which will appeal to anyone who’s ever stepped out of their comfort zone or simply loves an adventure. For those whoenjoy memoir, travel narrative and commentary on a contemporary culture with a good dose of humor, China Blonde is for you.

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What was the inspired you to write this book?

As a journalist, I always knew I had a book in me. When we moved to China, I knew I had my book.

Boasting the world’s largest population and 2nd largest economy yet with a culture so very different to any I’d ever known, I knew I had to show the world what China’s people were really all about. I also wanted to share my journey which had us feeling like aliens on many occasions to finding our tribe and almost belonging in China’s ancient capital.

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Tell us about your book:

 

“Having found true love late in life, Nicole would rather be anywhere with her hotelier husband, James, than without him, so two weeks after he flew out to Xi’an in North West China, Nicole and their three-year-old blondie, Ava cautiously followed suit.

It’s only a two-and-a-half-hour plane ride from Hong Kong to Xi’an, but the great divide between the Communist-led nation of China and its independent little sister is very real.

Culture shock hits them head on as they’re jostled off the plane into the alien-like airport. They’re the only blondes in a sea of locals and it feels like all eyes are on them, with everyone wondering why these fair-haired foreigners are so far from home.

But now this is their new home and they are about to begin life in a five-star hotel in China, the middle of a bustling tourist strip housing a 1300-year-old Pagoda and so much more. But somehow this pair of blondes become far more photographed than the famed Pagoda itself!”

 

After four years in Hong Kong, we thought we were ready for life in the Motherland, and jumped at the opportunity to move to Xi’an, in the very centre of China. How wrong we were! Nothing could have prepared us for the culture shock, not just of living in a city so different from our own, but not knowing anyone and having to somehow find our tribe where few people spoke our language, and many had never seen a Westerner.

 

CHINA BLONDE isn’t just another expat story about landing on foreign shores knowing not a single soul, it’s also about China, a country that is currently making news headlines around the globe on a daily basis.

 

An extremely timely memoir as we watch many countries questioning their future relationship with this superpower, most people only know China as a burgeoning economic power with a Communist party led government.

Isn’t it time we found out more about this nation set to become one of the world’s most formidable countries? Don’t we want to know more about these people who are currently the world’s major inbound tourists (and only 8 per cent hold a passport)? Just who are they, how do they think and what do they want?

 

China Blonde offers a very rare, personal and educated insight into the Middle Kingdom, a nation of kind and generous people who until recently have only lived to survive in a country of 1.4 billion.

 

‘Entertaining and a little educational, with just the right amount of humor to keep people, as one reader said, ‘Gobbling it up.’’ One reader says.

 

I hope readers walk away feeling emotional yet fulfilled, and while they’ve learned a lot about an amazing country, they will also have also learned a little bit about themselves.

 

 

 

Where can we purchase your book:

China Blonde can be purchased online from September 2020. Please visit my website and subscribe here for purchase details. http:///www.nicolewebbonline.com

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New Release

Heartbreaker by V Romas Burton

Heartbreaker by V Romas Burton

 

Releasing TODAY!

 

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Book Description:

After finding out she is the Bellata-the prophesized warrior meant to save Decim-Addie, along with James, returns to Barracks to unite the Twelve Magisters. But as she discovers her old home in ruin, Addie stumbles upon Silas and Nana, the only people left in Barracks.

As Silas explains what happened, Addie remembers the special gift Eman entrusted to her. She gives the gift to Silas, only to learn that he’s the young blacksmith who fought through the Seven Choices, making Addie unsure of how to react to her old friend.

Dodging an attack from Schism, and another deadly ally to Ophidian, the group finally makes their way to Ramni, where a familiar face joins them-one Addie never wanted to see again.

If Addie can’t learn to balance her new power, successfully unite the Twelve Magisters, and figure out what’s going on with a new voice in her head, Ophidian will destroy all the twelve lands …

And she’ll never know who is capable of betrayal amongst her friends.

 

Purchase links:

 

 

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heartbreaker-v-romas-burton/1137207114?ean=9781948095624

 

https://www.bookdepository.com/Heartbreaker-V-Romas-Burton/9781948095624?redirected=true&utm_medium=Google&utm_campaign=Base5&utm_source=US&utm_content=Heartbreaker&selectCurrency=USD&w=AFCCAU960VT8L7A8VCHV

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Heartmender-Heartbreaker-Paperback/625676990?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0

 

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Book Spotlight New Release

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS A Bard’s Lament by Poppy Kuroki

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS A Bard’s Lament by Poppy Kuroki

 

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

I’ve been living in Japan for six years, I love video games, and I have a completely hopeless sense of direction. I get lost in places I’ve been even five or six times.

 

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WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

People who love sad, tragic tales, music, and fantasy

 

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WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

I’ve always loved bards. It might sound silly but there’s a singer on YouTube I love who’s done a lot of video game themed songs. That and the feeling of powerlessness you have when you see terrible things happening around you but can’t do anything about it. I wanted to combine that feeling of helplessness and hope with beautiful music and romance.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

A Bard’s Lament tells the story of Ella, a bard who works in a tavern with her sister, a prostitute, to pay off their late mother’s debt. Ella knows the terrible things that happen in the basement of the nearby abandoned house. Officials pretend it doesn’t exist, but Ella stumbled upon the Rathole when she was a child, a den of drugs and elven prisoners of war where locals pay coin to “spend time” with them. Ella’s music contains codes for spies to decipher, workign hard to undo her town’s terrible crimes. But after a scuffle with a local noble, Ella’s sister is taken captive. Can she save them both, or will their tale end in darkness?

 

For the Book Trailer, Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnAm3d3kij0

 

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

A Bard’s Lament will be available on Amazon from August 31st.

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Eu7oBT
Amazon UK:
https://amzn.to/2X2doIi

 

Blurb
The town of Veilig is burdened with a terrible secret. Ella is a bard, her sister a prostitute, working in a tavern to pay off their late mother’s debt. But Ella has a secret of her own. Her music carries codes for spies to decipher, working to undo Veilig’s horrific crimes.
Then her sister is taken captive.
Can Ella save them both, or will their tale end in darkness?

 

 

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