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Announcing A New Rixon Raiders Spin-Off: Rixon High

From L.A. Cotton, bestselling author of the Rixon Raiders, comes a new spin-off next generation series.

More angst…
More drama…
More Raiders.

Will you survive senior year at Rixon High?

Book #1 OFF-LIMITS is coming March 30th!

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She’s the coach’s daughter…and one-hundred percent off-limits.

Preorder Off-Limits TODAY! 

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About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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YA Fantasy Promo: Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney

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Heir of Lies, the exciting first instalment in the best selling Black Dawn series by Mallory McCartney is FREE! From now until December 29th (Midnight PST) Heir of Lies will be free to download.

Don’t miss out. Download your copy today!

heiroflies_huge-1Heir of Lies (Black Dawn #1)

Release Date: April 20th, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy/ New Adult Fantasy

“Hope was a dangerous thing. It could consume every dream and make them take flight, becoming wild daydreams in one’s heart and mind. Or hope could incinerate everything you thought you knew, burning you down to your core, leaving you raw and exposed for the world.”

Emory Fae has only known one thing—life at The Academy, a school for those who have special abilities. Following in her parents’ footsteps, the pressure to uphold their dream falls on her and one of her best friends—Adair Stratton. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. With whispers of dark magic spreading across Kiero, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher, sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath, for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis, search for the one thing that matters the most—the truth.

Their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made, and war ravages Kiero. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic, and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision. Will he fight or bow to the darkness within?
But, Adair’s decision will change the course of Kiero forever, setting in motion irreversible destinies for everyone at The Academy as Emory Fae rises as heir.

Heir of Lies is the first book in the bestselling Black Dawn series.

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Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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Cover Reveal: Constellations of Scars by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Title: Constellations of Scars
Author: Melissa Eskue Ousley

Publication Day: JUNE 9th, 2021
Publisher: Midnight Tide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, New Adult

Buy link: www.amazon.com/dp/B08QMT6CM9

Goodreads:
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BLURB:
Not all gifts are a blessing. Some are a curse. When Amelia turned 12, she began growing pearls. Every month, a crop of beautiful pearls bursts from the skin on her back. Her mother, Denise, believes her daughter is blessed, and sells the pearls to put food on the table. Amelia sees her condition as a curse. As the pearls form, her body aches and her skin grows feverish. The harvest of pearls brings temporary relief from the pain, but leaves her back marred by scars. Denise hides Amelia away from the world, worried that Amelia’s gift will be discovered and she will be abducted for the wealth she can provide. Now a young woman, Amelia realizes she has become her mother’s captive, and plans her escape. When she runs away from home, she finds a new family in a troupe of performers at a museum of human oddities. She soon discovers the world is much more dangerous than her mother feared.

Posted in Book Release

Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek by Courtney Brandt

Performing Arts Publisher Releases Young Adult Marching Band Romance

December 1, 2020—Amidst a season of uncertainty for teens in marching bands, a young-adult romance novel (YA) emerges, appealing to everyone’s inner band geek. “Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek,” written by Courtney Brandt, released on Nov. 17, 2020, through Muse Media, LLC, longtime publisher of Halftime Magazine.

“Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek” is the first book published through Muse Media’s book division, which began accepting manuscript submissions in April 2020. “After 13 years of publishing a marching arts magazine, I wanted to branch out into publishing books about the performing arts as well,” says Christine Ngeo Katzman, founder of Muse Media and publisher of Halftime Magazine.

Author Courtney Brandt has been writing YA novels with marching band backdrops for more than a decade; she is also the author of “The Line” series and the standalone novel “Major Pain.”

“Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek” was first self-published in 2011; Muse Media picked up the book in the spring of 2020 and is rereleasing a longer, updated version featuring a new cover and new adventures for main character, Julia McCoy. “I’ve always wanted Julia to connect with a larger audience,” Brandt says. “After months of editing, I believe this rerelease is the best possible version of the novel!”

Fans of the book have new adventures to anticipate following this rerelease as well. Along with new content in “Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek,” Muse Media and Brandt have plans to publish a sequel, which is currently in progress. “Some crazy adventures lie ahead in the immediate future for Julia and her friends,” Brandt says. “I look forward to introducing new characters into Julia’s life. Julia’s love of marching is going to motivate many of her decisions.”

“Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek” is available to purchase in paperback and e-book on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08N19S41C. If you have a manuscript—fiction or non-fiction—related to the performing arts, check musemediapublisher.com for submission guidelines. 

About Muse Media, LLC

Muse Media, LLC, publishes books and magazines about the performing arts, specializing in music education and the marching arts. Muse Media has published Halftime Magazinefor the marching arts since 2007 and written and edited articles in Yamaha SupportED for K-12 instrumental educators since 2016. In 2020, Muse Media branched out into book publishing. To learn more about our books and submission guidelines, visit musemediapublisher.com. Visit halftimemag.com for the Halftime Magazine website.

About Courtney Brandt

Courtney Brandt is an American author and expatriate living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a former drumline and marching band member, Brandt enjoys bringing a fictional voice to band geeks worldwide. She has written numerous young-adult and adult novels as well as adult fiction under her pen name, Ann Benjamin. In her free time, Brandt enjoys travel, writes about food on her culinary and travel blog, A to Za’atar, and speaks about social media on her podcast, CSR of One. Visit her Amazon.com author page at https://amzn.to/3mY8tCI.

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Cover Reveal: CROW (Faeries of OZ book 2)

Title: Crow

Series: Faeries of OZ

Authors: Candace Robinson & Amber R. Duell

Publication Date: February 17, 2021

Preorder Link: www.amazon.com/dp/B08FYZ3CNK/

Blurb:

Reva spent the last twenty years in her own purgatory, first as the Wicked Witch of the West, then banished to eternity in darkness. Now that she’s returned from oblivion, Reva’s out for blood. The Northern Witch, Locasta, destroyed Reva’s life out of jealousy over Crow. But Reva’s love for him is gone, replaced only with the desire for revenge.

Crow wasted years trying to distract his mind after the Wicked Witch—his true love—was vanquished. He’d thought Reva was lost forever until magic brought her back, though their reunion was anything but happy. Reva hates him now as much as she loved him then. He can’t blame her—his former lover cursed them both and stole their daughter away. But he’s more determined than ever to earn Reva’s forgiveness.

When Reva leaves for the North, intent on destroying Locasta, Crow refuses to lose her to the same magic twice. He joins her on the journey, and, as much as Reva loathes him, she knows it’s for the best. Traveling is too dangerous on her own, but spending so much time together isn’t exactly safe for their hearts either. Hidden away in her castle, the Northern Witch waits to curse Reva and Crow once more. This time they need to put an end to Locasta, or suffer the consequences of the curse forever.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

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Blog Tour: On The Rebound by L.A. Cotton

ON THE REBOUND, a brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from L A Cotton IS LIVE!

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AVAILABLE NOW!!

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FREE PREQUEL:
Read the prequel to Zach and Calli’s story, Trick or Treat, An ‘On the Rebound’ Prequel Story, available FREE here!

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Blurb:

They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.

Cold.
Cruel.
He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

My Review:

After reading Trick or Treat: A Steinbeck U Prequel, I wasn’t sure what to think of these characters. I knew this was a friends-to enemies-to lovers story, but the anger from Zach and the hurt, damaged girl Calliope was, it was hard to connect with the characters in a short story. But I went into On The Rebound, hoping I would enjoy it.

OH. MY. STARS!!! This is such an angsty, addictive book!! These characters are so damaged, but the character growth in the book just won me over. They were really fleshed out and you couldn’t help feeling for these characters. I was drawn in and couldn’t put it down!!! I also came to really love some of the side characters!! First and foremost, Josie!!! She is the best friend of best friends. “What Calli? You don’t want to see anyone you know? Come hang out with me at this biker bar I hang out at sometimes!!” Lol!! Josie is awesome!!! It was also great to see Maverick Prince so much in this book!!! I loved him in the past Wicked Bay series!!! This was such a great book. Whether you’ve read the Wicked Bay series or not, it doesn’t matter, but definitely read Trick or Treat first!! You’re not going to want to miss this one!!

About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Excerpt Reveal: On The Rebound

ON THE REBOUND by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: December 15th!

Add to Goodreads: 

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PREORDER:

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FREE PREQUEL: 

Read the prequel to Zach and Calli’s story, Trick or Treat, An ‘On the Rebound’ Prequel Story, available FREE here!

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Blurb:

They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.

Cold.
Cruel.
He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.


Excerpt:

“You want this?” I smirked. “You want me to ruin you?”

She nodded. “Take your best shot, Messiah.” Damn, those words again.

The challenge.

She was so different.

Harder.

Sassy.

Distant in a way I didn’t like.

My Calli had always been so soft and kind and warm.

But we weren’t the same people. The old Calli wouldn’t have been able to deal with the new Zach. So this was perfect. We could both fuck away our frustrations and then go our separate ways.

This wasn’t a reunion; it was an exorcism. A chance to finally purge myself of Calliope James once and for all.

I planned to fuck her so hard she never forgot me. And then I planned to walk away, for good.

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Book Release & Review: TIN

Title: TIN

Series: Faeries of OZ

Author: Candace Robinson & Amber R. Duell

Publishing Date: December 9, 2020

Blurb:

Tin is the most famous fae in Oz for all the wrong reasons. Cursed with a stone heart, he is the perfect assassin: ruthless, efficient, and merciless with thousands of kills to his name. When his old friend, Lion, offers him a small fortune to deliver Dorothy to the South for his lover to wear the girl’s head as her own, Tin doesn’t hesitate to accept the unsavory deal.

Dorothy Gale lost everything—her family to illness, her dog to age, and now her farm to foreclosure. The entire town thought she was crazy for believing in a faerie world called Oz, but even after ten years have passed, she can’t help knowing she was right. So when an emerald green portal opens in her wheat field, she jumps at the opportunity to return to the only place she ever felt like she belonged.

Tin wasn’t expecting a grown woman to step through the portal, just as Dorothy wasn’t expecting Tin to have his stone heart back, but Oz holds more unexpected things than either could have imagined. Magic has hidden dangerous lies behind glamour, trapped innocents in curses, and left the land of Oz in turmoil—none more so than the South. As Tin and Dorothy travel together for the second time in a decade, their lives begin to make sense again. Soon, they must decide who to give their loyalties to before Lion takes Dorothy’s head and Tin’s cursed heart is forever doomed.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

Purchase link: www.amazon.com/dp/B08FT1L8V3/

Review:

HOLY FREAKIN FAERIES!!! THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!!!

I’m so in love with Tin!!! I thought he was GORGEOUS on the cover, but he’s even SEXIER in the story!!! It’s basically an enemies to lovers story between Tin and Dorothy, the romance is anyway. But this book is much more than the swoon worthy romance!! There are different kinds of Fae, the character building is phenomenal, there is adventure, suspense, lots of surprises and what the heck moments, there’s magic, and so much more!!! You will definitely get wrapped up in this story!!!

As I said the character growth was phenomenal, the dialogue was perfect and kept you totally involved. The FREAKIN world building was A-MAZING!!! The world of OZ is described so vividly that you can picture it in your minds eye, but it’s done in such a way that you don’t feel like the authors are telling you what it’s like, but you are experiencing it through the characters viewpoint!!!! SO AWESOME!!!

The two authors flowed beautifully together. I’ve read both of their work separately, and am familiar with their writing style, but I still wasn’t disrupted with noticing which author wrote what. It flowed so flawlessly.

I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!!!

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Teaser Reveal: On The Rebound by L.A. Cotton

ON THE REBOUND by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: December 15th!

Add to Goodreads: 

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PREORDER: 

Amazon US: bit.ly/onthereboundUS
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Apple Books: bit.ly/onthereboundAP
Nook: bit.ly/onthereboundBN
Kobo: bit.ly/onthereboundKO
Universal: books2read.com/onthereboundsu

FREE PREQUEL:
Read the prequel to Zach and Calli’s story, Trick or Treat, An ‘On the Rebound’ Prequel Story, available FREE here!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/34eEVdK
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3dLWt3N
Apple: https://apple.co/2T9S2q5
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3dG2rDe

Blurb:

They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.

Cold.
Cruel.
He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

  • About the Author:

Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
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Teaser Reveal for ON THE REBOUND

ON THE REBOUND by L.A. Cotton

Release Date: December 15th!

Add to Goodreads: 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54609285-on-the-rebound

PREORDER: 

Amazon US: bit.ly/onthereboundUS
Amazon UK: bit.ly/onthereboundUK
Apple Books: bit.ly/onthereboundAP
Nook: bit.ly/onthereboundBN
Kobo: bit.ly/onthereboundKO
Universal: books2read.com/onthereboundsu

FREE PREQUEL:
Read the prequel to Zach and Calli’s story, Trick or Treat, An ‘On the Rebound’ Prequel Story, available FREE here!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/34eEVdK
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3dLWt3N
Apple: https://apple.co/2T9S2q5
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3dG2rDe


Blurb:

They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.

Cold.
Cruel.
He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Connect w/L.A. Cotton:
Website: https://www.lacotton.com
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