Thursday, May 29, 2014

Introducing The Elsker Saga by ST Bende

The Amazon bestselling New Adult Paranormal Romance series inspired by Norse mythology and featured in USA Today.

What reviewers are saying about The Elsker Saga:

"The characters will leave an imprint on your heart and mind for a long time to come." -Lisa (Bound by Books)

"Bende takes classic bits of Norse mythology and throws in original elements to create her own tasty Nordic blend... I'll definitely be checking out the sequel!" -Bookalicious Reviews

"One of my favorite books of the year." -White Zin Bookends

"Action packed with a heart pounding romance!" -Curse of the Bibliophile

"This book was nearly impossible to put down and I'm dying for the sequel!" -Brittany and Bianca Blab Books (now BiblioBelles)

You can read my review of ELSKER here.

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Book Info:

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The Elsker Saga #0.5

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.

Some things are worth fighting for.

ELSKER
The Elsker Saga #1

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr.  Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting.  He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth.  Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms.  Her orderly life just got very messy.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elsker-st-bende/1115424130



Author Info:
Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will  be considered a health food.

You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to stbende@gmail.com.

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K x

Saturday, May 10, 2014

COVER REVEAL: The Garden of Death by L. L. Hunter

Today I have a cover reveal for you from an Indie author I had the pleasure of meeting at Indie Authors Down Under.

Title: The Garden of Death
Author: L.L. Hunter
Series: The Eden Chronicles #2
Designed by: Regina Wamba of Mai I Design and Photography
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 31st

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17561691-the-garden-of-death



Book blurb
You wouldn’t think dying in the place
where death rules would change the fate
of the world, would you? Well it did. I died,
and now everything is upside down.


When Eden died in the Realm of Death, unbeknownst to everyone, her death changed the world. When her lifeless body is found by her father, Lakyn and brought back to the Michaelite Sanctuary, everyone thinks she is just suffering from the effects of the Death Blossom.
Little do they know, Eden is actually stuck inside her own alternative reality—one where she’s married to Asher, and all the souls of the newly dead have been spat out of the death realm.
Now Eden must race against the clock, and figure out what is going on with the souls including her own, all before she wakes up. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of one sixteen- year old half demon, half angel girl.

Will it be too late? Or will Eden’s soul linger in the Garden of Death for eternity?

The highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling The Garden of Eden

You can pre-order The Garden of Death now on iBooks:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/the-garden-of-death/id869356486?mt=11

About L.L. Hunter
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.

Stalk links
Facebook | Series Page | Twitter | Amazon
Goodreads | Blog | Authorgraph

K x

Monday, May 05, 2014

Social Media - Behaving Badly

It’s true, I haven’t blogged properly in a few months, and I think it not only has something to do with my life being so busy, but also to do with the fact that I’ve lost a little faith in the on-line community.

I’m aware that this topic has been broached many times before, but today I wanted to talk about my opinion when it comes to social media, and how we behave.

Something happened to me on-line a few weeks ago that upset me for a number of reasons. Someone I had built a relationship with over the past year or so came into my personal on-line space and advertised their product to my followers without my consent. I was hurt that this person thought it was okay to do this. We have a professional relationship, we have never met, and we are not friends. Yet they thought it was okay to use me to try and get ahead. This is not the first time it’s happened to me, and I usually just delete the offender’s post and move on. But this time was different because the person was not a complete stranger.

It seems that in this electronic age, manners and courtesy have flown out the window, and perched themselves somewhere on the fine line between cyberspace and reality. The way we conduct ourselves on-line should mirror the way we act in our everyday lives. Just because we’re hiding behind computer screens and mobile devices, does not give us the right to be inconsiderate of other people. We should talk and communicate on-line as respectfully as we do in everyday life.

I hate that we live in a world where a lot of people seem to be out for themselves.

I’m not like that. If I need help, I ask for it, but I also offer help in return. Social media is just that—it’s social. It is not an advertising billboard for everyone to hijack. It is not okay to come to someone else’s Facebook page and blatantly advertise a business. If there is an established relationship between two people, it still does not give someone the right to promote themselves using the other person’s resources and fan base. When it comes to my social media outlets, if I feel that something is worth sharing with my fans and followers, then I’ll share it. It is not something for someone else to decide.

Think about it this way: would you walk into a brick and mortar store (of any kind) and stick a poster advertising your services in their window? Without asking? I’m pretty sure they would ask you to remove it and then ask you to leave. The same applies for social media.

Have we all become so complacent that we don’t know how to ask, say please and/or thank you?

What are your thoughts on the way people use, and maybe abuse, social media?

K x