Friday, January 20, 2017

Blog Tour... JN Sheats's Lineage


Lineage, JJ Morris #1
J.N. Sheats
YA Paranormal Mystery/Thriller


Blurb:
"Cameron, why do you call me dove," I asked, ready for disappointment. 
"Because, you bring my soul peace." 

Joey Morris has spent her young life moving around the country with her constantly absent mother until finally ending up in the small college town of Portstown, Pennsylvania. Here history is thick in the air and Joey discovers that her family has long reaching roots in the town, dating back to the very first settlement. Because of her heritage she is welcomed into the group of the other founding families, and quickly becomes one of the popular girls in school. 

After over a year of the good life and Homecoming just days away, Joey is thrown into a terrifying new reality. Happening across a violent black dog with glowing red eyes, and a handsome stranger that puts his life on the line to save her only to stick a gun in her chest moments later. 

Now people are dying in Portstown, people close to Joey and she doesn't understand why. Will Joey have anyone left after she discovers the truth about her past? 

Cameron Davis is a man from another life, for years he has been focused on his mission. The drive that keeps his soul locked inside a physical body, staving off the reaper. That all changes when he is given the task of protecting Joey and stopping the attacks. 

This girl makes him weak and brings up memories of a past he left behind nearly a century ago. What secrets lie beyond his contract with the elusive Warner family, and why does this girl need protecting? 

Lineage is a young adult novel but is recommended for readers 16+ due to violence.



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Excerpt:

“Wait, don’t leave.”
    I hated how pathetic I sounded, like I was begging him to stay. To my surprise the stranger paused as if considering my request. To which I added a concerned, “It’s not safe out there.”
    “It doesn’t matter, I have a job to do. Stay in this house.”
    Pressure was bearing down on me, a heavy weight that made it hard to take the smallest of breaths. I couldn’t let him leave…he couldn’t walk out that door. I didn’t want to be alone.
    “Let’s call the police,” I belted out without any thought.
    I didn’t see him move or even hear him cover the distance from the back door to in front of me, his swift movement causing me to gasp. His death stare held my attention.
    “No cops,” he hissed, ice in his voice.
    His face was close to mine, hardly an inch between us, but I could still see the gun in his hand. The gun that was now pointed at my heaving chest.
    What?
    My mind started playing through death scenarios again. A new violent reality set in…this time the papers would be reporting on my murder instead of a tragic encounter with a savage animal. Something that would end up a cold case and passed off as a failed home invasion. I didn’t know if that was worse than being ripped apart by that wolf-thing or not.
    I tensed, waiting for the loud bang of the gun…it was coming. His eyes were far too serious for it to be a bluff. I had accepted my end once already tonight, and it gave me courage to do it again.
    “You saved me back there to shoot me now?” I challenged.
    The corners of his wonderful mouth twitched upward as he pressed the gun against my chest, daring more challenge. My body was trembling, but my gaze remained firm on the deep cold azure of his stare. Such raw brutality in his eyes, long hard years reflecting back at me with a cynical gleam. The muzzle of the gun pushed harder into my chest as he took a step back, putting distance between us, but still keeping the gun in place. I refused to back down.
    Fresh adrenaline drove my reckless actions as I leaned into the muzzle of his weapon, daring him to do it. The corners of his mouth inched upward even more, creating a wicked smile. A flash of hunger in his dangerous eyes, and I could feel my heart jump into a bounding speed of excitement.
    As quickly as the moment became heated and complicated, it was gone. His lips fell into a straight line, and he dropped the gun. The stranger appearing hardened and neutral as he backed away.
    “Stay inside,” he ordered in a dark tone before rushing outside.


Catch the first 5 raw unedited chapters of Lineage on my blog:
Inside the Insanity


About The Author:

J.N. Sheats is an artist turned author. Living in Maryland with six wild cats, and her husband, J.N. spends her days designing covers and teasers for other authors. At night she is at the mercy of her demanding characters, and their wild fantasies.

Dark Paranormal Fantasy is her preferred genre of writing, but anything is game. Maybe even a lovely romance novel or two in the near future.

When not writing, designing, or drawing, J.N. spends her time doing a host of other activities. Including: gardening, jewelry making, cooking, and watching far too much television.

Catch what’s up in J.N. Sheats’ crazy life with the links below. Stalkers welcomed. ;)




Get exclusive sneak-peeks and more of Dreamscape, JJ Morris #2, on my patreon.


Follow the progress of Dreamscape and all writing/art projects. Plus, first looks at raw chapters, prizes, deleted scenes, and much more!

“A dream is but a lie humanity embraces with eager submission—longing for it’s devious reality.”
~The Dream Conductor, Dreamscape~


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Release Boost.... Aimee McNeil's Levels of Exposure


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Levels of Exposure
Distortion Series; Book 2
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Limitless Publishing


Blurb:
Lexie Wilder is caught in the clutches of the very man her mother tried to protect her from…

Separated from her mother and locked in a strange room, Lexie soon realizes the amount of control John Stodden has over all of them. She finally understands why her mother went to such lengths to shield her from the truth—a truth that has put everyone she cares about in danger.

But now she is faced with the daunting possibility that there might be something much stronger tying her to the heartless crime lord…like the very blood running through her veins.

Lines are about to be crossed as promises that cannot be kept are made…

Losing Lexie is not an option for Jackson Finley. He will risk anything in order to save her and take down the infamous crime boss who has remained untouched—until now. Willing to lay down his badge, and to break the laws he has sworn to uphold, Jackson will not stop until she is safe.

But when he accepts the help of Lexie’s late boyfriend’s brother, Evan, things start spiraling out of control and he’s forced to act fast if he wants to keep Evan from being swallowed by the darkness.

With a new evil lurking in the shadows, no one is safe...

Lexie’s best friend is missing, and now everyone realizes that the dangers run much deeper than what her mother had depicted in her diary. Will Lexie be able to save the people she loves, and will she be able to put her trust in the hands of a man who has claimed more of her heart than she ever thought possible?




Purchase Links:
Amazon US : AU : CA : UK


Excerpt:

“Wake up.” Stephanie felt a gentle touch on her shoulder, so soft she thought she imagined it. She could feel a small protest bubble from her chest. “Wake up! He’s coming.” This time she could feel someone grasp her shoulders and give a shake. Stephanie jolted from sleep, pushing herself up to a sitting position.  She pushed her back against the wall, brought her knees up to her chest, and wrapped her arms tightly around them. She couldn’t shake the disturbing dream. It had felt so real. The woman’s voice still floated around in her thoughts as she searched for her. She could still feel her hands on her shoulders. She reached up and placed her hands over the lingering sensation and sought comfort in the fact for the first moment since she arrived she didn’t feel so alone in this hell.
The sound of the lock sliding in the door made Stephanie’s heart race, she could feel her pulse in her throat as she lay down and pretended to be asleep. She concentrated on slowing her breath to deep, even intervals, trying to block out the sound of his footsteps across the floor.
His wedding band clinked against the bars but he remained quiet, watching her. “I know you’re awake, Rose,” he said after a stretch of time. The drugs in her system were wreaking havoc on her thoughts. She wasn’t sure how long had passed or if she had fallen asleep and this was another dream. She desperately wanted it to be a dream. She didn’t want to look at his face anymore and wonder if today would be the day he decided to kill her.
Stephanie opened her eyes and looked at him. He was dressed in a suit with his tie loosened and hanging haphazardly around his neck, his haunting eyes never leaving her. His clothes looked expensive and she couldn’t’ help but wonder who he was when he left here. She wondered what woman would be married to a man like him and if she feared him like Stephanie did.
“There you are.” He smiled at her, an expression that seemed unnatural for his face. “You need to eat, Rose.” He pointed to a tray of food she hadn’t touched. The wonderful smells had called to her but she couldn’t take any more drugs. She didn’t know what was real or not anymore.
“No more drugs…they make me feel so sick,” Stephanie whispered. She could feel the physical toll weighing heavily on her exhausted body.
“As long as you behave I don’t need to drug you.” He unlocked the cell door and then picked up the tray. Walking inside, he approached her bed and sat down, placing the tray on the edge. “Do you promise to behave?”
Stephanie nodded her head and tried not to tremble. She didn’t want to show fear but it poured out of her regardless.
He placed a hand on her arm and then ran it over the length of her body. “Good girl,” he said. “Good girl.” Stephanie squeezed her eyes shut and held her breath until she felt the weight of his body leave the bed and the sound of the cell door closing behind him.



~~~ Also Available in this Series ~~~

Degrees of Distortion
Distortion Series; Book 1
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Limitless Publishing



Purchase Links:
Amazon US : CA : UK


Shades of Resolution
Distortion Series; Book 3
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Published by: Limitless Press


Purchase Links:
Amazon US : AU : CA : UK



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Meet the Author:

Aimee McNeil was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. She is a stay-at-home mother that loves every colorful moment with her family.

Aimee spends most of her free time indulging in her love of writing. You can also find her lost in the pages of a good book, or making a mess with her paints. Aimee loves to explore anything that promotes creativity. It is one of the many reason she enjoys writing.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Blog Tour... JN Sheats's Lineage


Lineage, JJ Morris #1
J.N. Sheats
YA Paranormal Mystery/Thriller


Blurb:
"Cameron, why do you call me dove," I asked, ready for disappointment. 
"Because, you bring my soul peace." 

Joey Morris has spent her young life moving around the country with her constantly absent mother until finally ending up in the small college town of Portstown, Pennsylvania. Here history is thick in the air and Joey discovers that her family has long reaching roots in the town, dating back to the very first settlement. Because of her heritage she is welcomed into the group of the other founding families, and quickly becomes one of the popular girls in school. 

After over a year of the good life and Homecoming just days away, Joey is thrown into a terrifying new reality. Happening across a violent black dog with glowing red eyes, and a handsome stranger that puts his life on the line to save her only to stick a gun in her chest moments later. 

Now people are dying in Portstown, people close to Joey and she doesn't understand why. Will Joey have anyone left after she discovers the truth about her past? 

Cameron Davis is a man from another life, for years he has been focused on his mission. The drive that keeps his soul locked inside a physical body, staving off the reaper. That all changes when he is given the task of protecting Joey and stopping the attacks. 

This girl makes him weak and brings up memories of a past he left behind nearly a century ago. What secrets lie beyond his contract with the elusive Warner family, and why does this girl need protecting? 

Lineage is a young adult novel but is recommended for readers 16+ due to violence.



Purchase Links:


Meet the characters from Lineage, JJ Morris #1

Josephine “Joey” Morris
Joey is an academically over achieving sixteen year old that’s had a hard life. Since her father’s untimely death when she was eleven, Joey’s life has been... interesting, moving around constantly with her bitter mother and younger brother. She’s not shy but keeps to herself because of her constantly moving lifestyle. No reason to make friends if you’re leaving them.

In Lineage Joey finds herself welcomed into her new school and town by the popular kids. A group descended from the founding families of Portstown and well respected in the community, Joey fits in perfectly since the Morrises are one of the founding families. She spends most her time keeping the group known as “The Royals” under control, and her bestfriend Marty from doing anything too extreme.

After wild dog attacks start happening in town Joey uses her skills for research, and thirst for answers to aid a new group to town. A gang of supernatural hunters that are now facing a threat like no other.


Cameron Davis
The moody anti-hero with a host of secrets, Cameron is everything you expect from a tall dark and sexy man with extreme mood swings. Testy, violent, and full of rage from his past Cameron is a caring man, but in his own way. He’s from the school of “kill them all, who needs questions” especially in battle.

Cameron is currently working for the mysterious Warner family as one of their many resources, his current assignment: Protect Joey Morris from the supernatural attacks in Portstown. This proves to be a difficult task for him, Joey is different than any other living person but he doesn’t know why. Something about her draws him to her, and he’s in constant war between his duty and Joey's strange draw.

In exchange for his work, the Warners aid him in completing his last task in the world of the living. Oh, did I mention—Cameron died almost a hundred years ago. In the world of Lineage Cameron is what's known as a Defyer. A person with an intense will to complete a task left undone that their soul returns to their bodies. They are not really dead, and not really alive, but the is a price for remaining beyond your experiment date is a heavy one—one that Cameron is already feeling the effects of.


Martha “Marty” Adams
The ringleader of “The Royals”, a group of popular kids that rules Portstown High and maybe even more. Joey labels her as the “Queen” of their group and the town. Marty is hot headed, impulsive, brass, vengeful, at times cruel, and feels no shame about speaking her opinionated mind.

Marty is Joey’s best friend, but if you asked her she would call Joey a sister. In Lineage Marty, along with the other seven descendants of the founding families, are targeted by wild dogs murdering people. She faces down the supernatural animals more than once, but despite facing danger in the eye Marty is always looking for a way to lift the gloomy mood of death. Making sure her friends are upbeat and seeing the positive in their dark situation.


Catch the first 5 raw unedited chapters of Lineage on my blog:
Inside the Insanity




About The Author:

J.N. Sheats is an artist turned author. Living in Maryland with six wild cats, and her husband, J.N. spends her days designing covers and teasers for other authors. At night she is at the mercy of her demanding characters, and their wild fantasies.

Dark Paranormal Fantasy is her preferred genre of writing, but anything is game. Maybe even a lovely romance novel or two in the near future.

When not writing, designing, or drawing, J.N. spends her time doing a host of other activities. Including: gardening, jewelry making, cooking, and watching far too much television.

Catch what’s up in J.N. Sheats’ crazy life with the links below. Stalkers welcomed. ;)




Get exclusive sneak-peeks and more of Dreamscape, JJ Morris #2, on my patreon.


Follow the progress of Dreamscape and all writing/art projects. Plus, first looks at raw chapters, prizes, deleted scenes, and much more!

“A dream is but a lie humanity embraces with eager submission—longing for it’s devious reality.”
~The Dream Conductor, Dreamscape~