The Taken – Book 4 – is Here!!!

PRAISE FOR THE TAKEN

“The BEST Soul Summoner Book Yet!”

“This series just keeps getting better!”

“If you haven’t gotten into the Soul Summoner Series yet,
you’re missing out.”

“The Taken was even better than the 3 books before it!!!
Elicia Hyder is a true genius with her characters and plot lines!!!

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And I can’t agree with this one more:

“Movie deal please!!!! Would love to see these characters come to life on the big screen.

THE TAKEN

Sloan Jordan’s days are numbered. She has 139 to be exact. In that time, there’s a lot to do: a missing friend to find, a wedding to plan, and her own murder plot to overthrow.

When a lead takes the crew back to Chicago, the truth they uncover is more shocking than they ever imagine—to fight the enemies of the present, they must first face the demons from the past.

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Splinters of Glass – now available for pre-order!

Splinters of Glass is now available for pre-order on Amazon, going live on 3rd May 2017!

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“Tabula Rasa.” The words came from the other side of the white door. “She’s a blank slate. Everything has been completely wiped—like a newborn.”

“Is she dangerous?” The second voice was lower, clipped.

“I hardly think so,” answered the first voice, dismissively. “Not now, at any rate!” There was a short laugh. Then the door handle turned, and the woman lying on the white bed realised they were talking about her.

In Vera Loy’s second collection of science fiction stories, a woman wakes to discover she knows nothing– except how to kill; the latest version androids prove to be all too human; and humanity discovers that only women can explore deep space, and remain sane.

Splinters of Glass contains five short stories, each representing a different sci-fi sub-genre. Tabula Rasa (Spy-fi), Kate and Peter (Bardpunk), Immortality (Biopunk), To Boldly Go (Space Exploration), and Space Opera.

 

You can pre-order your copy here.

New anthology – Splinters of Glass

For the last few months, I’ve been working on a second collection of science fiction short stories.

Although the settings are different for each story, they share a common theme of strong female characters, smashing through that glass ceiling.

All five stories in this collection began life on Wattpad, as entries in various contests and challenges, exploring the diversity of the many sub-genres of science fiction.

I’m working toward a release date of 4th May 2017, so watch this space for more details, including a preview of my wonderful cover by E.J. Kellan.

Coming Soon! New Sci-Fi Anthology

Welcome to the advance notice for “Slivers of Glass.” I’m planning a second anthology of science fiction short stories, to be released shortly.

Just waiting on the cover and final editing.

Although the settings are different for each story, they share a common theme of strong female characters, smashing through that glass ceiling.

All the stories in this collection began life on Wattpad, as entries in various contests and challenges, exploring the diversity of the many sub-genres of science fiction.

“Kate and Peter”, is a Bardpunk story, based loosely on Shakespeare’s famous play, The Taming of the Shrew. You’ll find an example of Spy-Fi in “Tabula Rasa” and Space Exploration in “To Boldly Go.” I think “Immortality” and “Space Opera” will speak for themselves.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as well as perhaps expanding your knowledge of the many sub-genres of modern sci-fi.

Free books – Dec 2016

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Regency Masquerade

Historical Romance

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Find out more about Pitch Black HERE

 

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Free Reads on Amazon!

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Ten Wattpad published writers announce their books are going FREE on Amazon for several days in December! Check the dates before downloading as the free days are different from book to book. Also check that the books are free in your country as time zones vary!

Click on the book titles for the links.

Vera Loy  Regency Masquerade  Nov 30th – Dec 2nd

R.K. Close Red Night Nov 30th – 4th Dec

Ann Writes  The ImPerfect Kid   Nov 30th – 4th Dec

Demelza Carlton Maid for the Rock Star Nov 30th – 4th Dec

Michelle Hayes  Invoke  1st Dec – 5th Dec

May Freighter  Russian Roulette 2nd Dec – 4th Dec

Elicia Hyder   Soul Summoner  4th  – 13th Dec

Anna Santos Save Me  7th Dec  – 9th Dec

Elise Noble   Pitch Black  1st – 13th Dec

Erica Laurie  Eun Na and The Phantom  – FREE on Instafreebie during December

Otherwise, this book is 99c on Amazon 1st – 5th Dec

New Release – Brougham Hall by Nicki J Markus

 

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Nicki J. Markus

28 October 2016

Fireborn Publishing

Novel/MF/PNR/Gothic/Historical—Regency

Heat Level: 1

A family estate falling into ruin. A young woman thrown into an unfamiliar world. Two brothers at odds over their secret. And an ancient malice that threatens destruction and death. 

December 1822, Wiltshire, England

 When Catherine goes to live with her highborn cousin’s family at Brougham Hall, she expects restrictions on her previously free lifestyle and comments on her lack of social grace. What she does not anticipate is the loss of her heart, nor a web of dark family secrets that threaten the safety of everyone in the house.

Vampire twins Hal and James are Lord Grovely’s guests. Though close in some respects, the different approach each takes to his vampiric nature puts a strain on their relationship. Having hoped for a pleasurable sojourn, they find themselves drawn into an unfolding drama in which their brotherly bond will be sorely tested.

 

Audio Excerpt: https://soundcloud.com/nickijmarkus/brougham-hall-by-nicki-j-markus-mf-novel-excerpt

 

Fireborn Publishing:  http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=4&products_id=270

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-broughamhall-2159814-153.html

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5GJXGJ

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M5GJXGJ

Excerpt:

She shivered as she peeled off her layers of clothing. It was cold in the room now night had fallen, so she did not dawdle, wanting to get beneath the blankets and warm her frozen skin. She slipped into her shift and bed jacket, and then tucked the loose strands of her hair into her night cap. Ready at last, Catherine turned back the bed, extinguished the lamp, and climbed in.

The darkness in the room was absolute. The lack of illumination in the hallway beyond precluded even a sliver of light from entering the chamber, and Catherine found her other senses heightened by the restriction on her vision. As she lay there, she heard creaks and groans, and the wind buffeted the windowpane as it roared past. Somewhere outside, an owl hooted. Then came whispers. It sounded as if two people were talking in urgent, hushed tones. Their voices were soft at first but grew louder as they approached, even though Catherine could not make out the words they spoke.

“Who’s there?” Her own voice sounded tremulous and high.

She listened, but the voices were gone. No, not gone; they had never been there to begin with. She was exhausted, and this was her first night in a strange house and an unfamiliar bed. It was natural she would feel anxious and hear things that were not there. Nonetheless, if she carried on in this manner, she would soon convince herself a ghost was hovering at the foot of her bed, and that was nothing but nonsense. With this reprimand in mind, she closed her eyes and settled down to sleep.

Author Bio & Links

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Nicki J. Markus (aka Asta Idonea) was born in England, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.
Nicki launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!
As a day job, Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel; all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

 

Blog: http://www.nickijmarkus.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NickiJMarkus

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickiJMarkus

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickijmarkus/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NickiJMarkusAstaIdonea

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4567057.Nicki_J_Markus

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolamarkus

Amazon Author US: http://www.amazon.com/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO

Amazon Author UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO

 

Giveaway
I am offering an eBook copy of my MF PNR short story Canção do Amor to two lucky readers. To be in with a chance to win, please comment on this post, telling me your favourite historical period. I will review comments across all participating blogs at the end of the tour and will randomly select the winners, whom I will contact privately by 6 November, as well as announcing them on my FB and Twitter feeds. (Prize value US$0.98 / GB£0.99)

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