Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fractured Innocence 
(IFICS #2Freak of Nature)
By Julia Crane
Release Date: December 24, 2013


*Warning 17+ due to sexual gritty topic and language

Kaitlyn and Erik are sent on a mission to track down Vance Dasvoik, a ruthless monster. His latest thrill—abducting and selling young women.

Vance's current victim: Aaliyah, a seventeen-year-old who never imagined walking her brother home from school one evening would change her life forever.

The mission quickly turns personal for Kaitlyn when she finds Aaliyah beaten, her mind and soul fractured from abuse of the worst kind. Kaitlyn knows firsthand what it's like to be haunted by the past and resolves to bring justice to the elusive Dasvoik.

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Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination.She currently lives in Tennesee with her husband and three children.

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Fractured Innocence by Julia Crane Excerpts 

    This couldn’t be reality. Had they really been abducted? No! No! No! Please let this be a dream. A 
nightmare. Please let me wake up and find myself in my own bed. Things like this didn’t happen, not to 
her. Not to her brother! Certainly not in America 
     Her family didn’t have money, so she knew this wasn’t about ransom.  
     Without moving she scanned the room trying to gain her bearings. She was curled up on the floor in the 
corner of a small room, that much was obvious. Her body ached. She tried to straighten her legs out but 
they remained bent. She couldn’t even push herself up to sitting. 
     The walls were white and metal filing cabinets lined the walls. A large wooden desk sat off to the left with 
a computer. No windows. No pictures or paintings on the wall. Nothing personal whatsoever.    
     Her eyes continued to dart around the room, finally settling on the men. They were large, wore dark suits 
and looked scary. One was tall with a hook nose and curly blond hair, the other was short but muscular 
with a bald head. They were not the same men from the car.  
     Desperately she tried to fight the panic that rose in her chest once she realized her brother was not in the 
room with them. Where was he? At least she knew he was alive from their comments. Too young? For 
what? So many questions and no answers. Maybe if she could figure out where they were they could 
     In the dead of night their boat went unnoticed by the sentries as the current tossed the boat around. If they 
were like most guards they were probably dozing on the job. But she had to assume they were heavily 
armed and dangerous. Erik hit the throttle and veered off at the last second bringing the boat back around 
again, getting as close as possible. 
     Dim lights glowed from some of the portholes, but most were dark.  
     Kaitlyn analyzed the wind and gauged the waves before leaping forward, she grabbed ahold of the ladder 
rung and pulled herself up quickly, climbing with ease. Erik was close on her heels.  
     Silently Kaitlyn dropped to the floor, and simply stood there watching, listening. Her mind went cold, 
analytical. She could hear muted voices, footsteps scraping, water dripping, the hum of fluorescent lights. 
     In the distance someone coughed. No one was aware of their presence. 
     The ship was old, rusty and large. It was 965 foot long and had almost 3,000 shipping containers on it.  
     The captives could be anywhere. Mentally she went over the blue prints seeking out the largest rooms 
where Dasvoik would most likely sleep. She vectored in a couple of locations. 
     The stench was overwhelming—rotten food, feces and urine to name a few mixed with the salty air. While 
her sensors were busy sorting out the different scents, sounds and possible scenarios they could encounter, 
     Kaitlyn panned back and forth scanning the area, taking in the heat sensors.  
Several different caution symbols illuminated on her internal screen. Nearby an armed guard stood off to 
her left. The man was completely unaware he was a breath away from death— if he made the wrong move.  


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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Title: Unusual Awakening

Author: S.M. Knowles        

Genre: Young Adult
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Book Description:

With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting, and Rylee, at only thirteen years old, has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent.

Now, two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort out her own feelings about Brock Parker. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain, and that darkness is willing to break every rule to get what it wants.

Author Bio:

S.M. Knowles was born in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz—Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.

While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.

At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.
When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training.


Getting up, I walk over to the tree line. I don’t see anything around, so I grab a rock and throw it to scare off any animals. Walking in further, I call out, “Hello?” Everything is quiet. I wait a few more seconds. Something feels off. Walking in a little further, I hear a branch break. I know I didn’t step on anything, so something’s unquestionably out there. “Who’s out here?” I yell. A big oak tree stands directly in front of me, right next to him. “No, no, no, no,” I beg.


            http://www.youtube.com/embed/5y_KJAg8bHI : Avicii, Wake me up

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IigRv6B763k : Eric Clapton, My father’s eyes

Saturday, December 21, 2013


What if to save the ones you love, you had to unlock the key to a different reality?

Generations of mystery smash together when a seemingly traditional family must shatter their illusions of normality to confront themselves and their friends, leaving no possibility unexplored in order to rescue—well, who exactly? Watch the Ross family, the High Five Gang, and multiple generations dig into an innovative explosion of imagination where they must confront numerous realities, real-world danger, and worst of all—their own teenage hormones!

In a place where nothing is as it seems and shocks are around every corner, even the people you thought you knew may find themselves strangers in this moving and provocative reality-bender. With breathless pacing and psychological intrigue, Erasing: Shadows and the High Five Gang will keep you guessing until the very end.

Links galore:

Website for the Erasing Series: http://kdroseworld.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00830RFC0

Blog: http://www.kdroseauthortales.com/

Twitter: @kdrose1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K.D.RoseWriter

Lycaon Press: http://www.lycaonpress.com/ (A good place to get Erasing besides Amazon)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6038789.K_D_Rose ( Put Erasing on their To be read shelf- its on goodreads now)

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Erasing: Shadows
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Bookstrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/erasing-shadows

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book Synopsis:

Grace Carter spent most of her life caring for her two younger sisters since the day her mom left. After her boyfriend of three years breaks her heart when he leaves her for a tourist passing through town, Grace gives up on love until Tyler Reese moves to Bar Harbor Maine to mend his own broken heart and finds himself wanting to get close to Grace. Breaking down the walls around her heart one kiss at a time making Grace question her plans for giving up on love.

Author Bio:

Jaclyn Marulanda is an avid reader and recently discovered her love for writing. Jaclyn always enjoyed writing since grade school but has recently begun sharing her work with the world by publishing two romance novels. In her spare time when she is not writing she spends her time with her four children and her family. Every day is a new journey and a crazy, fun experience in her house and it’s the only way she would ever have it.