Friday, 27 July 2012

Party Time! Ten New Releases from MuseItUp July 27th


Rosalie Skinner

Invaded: The Darkest Day

Cover Designer: Delilah K. Stephans

A Novel: Sci-Fi Fantasy
Book Five in The Chronicles of Caleath

Trapped on a dying planet by friends he trusted, Caleath falls into the hands of his arch-enemy.

Trapped on a dying planet by friends he trusted, Caleath falls into the hands of his arch-enemy. Fortunately, viewing rights make the Deathbringer a valuable asset. More torture, better ratings. Nobody suffers as well as he does.

Sent back to Allorn, Caleath is the only one able to stop the invasion of his former Karadorian masters. If he keeps a cool head, accepts the help of those who betrayed him and the power offered by the dead planet’s spirit, dare he unleash the ferocious warrior lurking within?

Wrath has been waiting for his chance to take revenge far too long. His time has come--for better or worse.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Michelle K. Pickett


Cover Designer: Winterheart Designs

A Novel: Urban Fantasy/Romance/Horror
Book One in the Concilium series.

The Forest was her refuge…now it’s her nightmare.

“A tale of deadly creatures
and forbidden romance”
Leslee hit a strange animal with her car. Now she’s marked for death. It was a simple car accident--the animal didn’t even die--but it drew the attention of the Cruor Imbibo. Driven by their insatiable need to feed, the secret society of Imbibo has devoured the dregs of civilization for centuries.

Afraid Leslee will expose them, and put an end to their meal ticket, the Imbibo want her dead. The Concilium is Leslee's only protection. Guardian of the ancient secret and the protector of humans, the Concilium fights to control the Imbibo and end their feeding frenzy. Miller works for the Concilium. Keeping Leslee alive is his next assignment.

Now Leslee is on the run, and the only thing between her flesh and the snapping jaws of the Imbibo is Miller. He and Leslee quickly form a bond, but will falling in love make Miller’s job more difficult? Because if he fails, Leslee will be next on the Imbibo menu.

The Cruor Imbibo are coming, and they're coming for Leslee.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


 Erick D. Burgess

Darker Than Night

Cover Designer: Mike Zambrano

A Novel: Thriller

I come from a place darker than night.

In Darker Than Night, secrets and scandals are served up daily in a world where no one is safe, either sinner nor saint. The brutal predator whispers his chilling signature line to each victim before he strikes: “I come from a place darker than night.”

Reluctantly reinstated to the force, seasoned yet troubled homicide detective Carter Williams is assigned to investigate the death of a reputed child molester and murderer. The gruesome murder upsets no one, but as the killer goes on to torture and slay numerous victims, he surprisingly wins favor with the public. As the case becomes more and more personal, Williams’ own reputation is threatened as he deals with department politics, a young partner, and a fragile home life. Williams struggles to unravel the gruesome mystery while trying to hold onto everything he has so carefully strived to protect.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Joyce Holland

Murder by Design

Cover Designer: Suzannah Safi

A Novel: MysteryThe Tito Prescott Mysteries

The most dangerous predator in the Okefenokee swamp is a man, and he’s hot on Claire’s trail.

When Claire hires Tito Prescott and his partner, Harry, to find her missing father, love was not on her agenda. But a hot-shot, ex-mercenary pilot has different ideas. One look at Claire and it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, Jake is not the only one chasing her, and the other guy isn’t looking for love, he’s looking for blood. Claire’s.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Cheryl B. Dale

Set Up

Cover Designer: Nika Dixon

A Novel: Romantic Suspense

When a woman cons a man, she finds out too late that she's been conned, too.

Three divorces should teach a man something, but hotel heir Cal McIntyre can't figure out what. Then a flashy redhead – the kind he adores – shows up. Since he's off women, he reluctantly takes a bet to seduce her. One more hook-up won't matter. Especially with this temptress. But Amanda’s hair is dyed and she’s not about to be seduced.

Her younger sister gambled with an heirloom engagement ring, and Cal won. If Amanda has to drug him to retrieve the ring and save her sister's marriage, so be it. She doesn't count on Cal's kisses awakening a long-banished sexuality. Lucky for her, he passes out before she gets carried away. She escapes with the ring and virtue intact. Now to forget him.

But Cal tracks her down. And tells her he bought the ring. From her sister. Worse, someone stole diamonds worth millions after she knocked him out. Cal wasn’t the only one set up. There must be an explanation, but her sister can't give it; she's vanished. 

Now Amanda must help Cal find her sister or go to jail. She's determined to protect her sister, and he's determined to recover his diamonds. Sparks are about to fly.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Mary Andrews

The Fireborn Chronicles: Revelations

Cover Designer: Marion Sipe

Novel: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Book Three in The Fireborn Chronicles Series

Prophesy said they would save the Oracle Planet but it never said how and now it’s up to the Nemesis Team and their uneasy allies to figure that out. 


The inevitable fusion of Man, Machine, and the Paranormal

After Earth's destruction, humans have scattered and spread across the universe. The peace is kept by a universal government. Four rogue talents unite to become an invincible Government Dark Ops team—the Nemesis Team.

But an unknown planet has turned up; a planet ruled by Oracles whose agents may be usurping the Government and suddenly, nothing is what it seems.

Follow the Nemesis Team and their uneasy allies as they race to unravel a reality not of their making before the strange world is annihilated by an asteroid.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Joanne Elder


Cover Designer: Marion Sipe

Novel: Sci-Fi Thriller

Book Two in The Spectra Series

It was created, but can it be destroyed?            

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be changed. The chilling question for Dean Weston is: into what? By the time Dean comes face to face with the foreboding truth, it is too late. A mad man’s quest for ultimate knowledge and power has spawned true evil; an evil capable of tearing down moral barriers and leaving one thirsting for vengeance and retribution.
As this evil consumes those closest to Dean, he becomes unknowingly vulnerable, leaving him and the woman he loves in immeasurable danger. Struggling to destroy a malevolent energy life form he barely understands, Dean finds his own humanity coming into question. As his moral fibers start to unravel, Dean grasps at one last thread of hope and does the unthinkable.

Avaliable from MuseItUp Bookstore


Margo Sorenson
Island Danger

Cover Designer: Kaytalin Platt


Novel: Tween mystery Action Adventure

What danger will Todd find in the Hawaiian ravine?

 When fourteen-year-old soccer star Todd arrives in Hawaii, he hears that radical, militant Hawaiian activists have hidden weapons in a nearby ravine to use for their rebellion against the U.S. government to gain Hawaiian independence. Even though he’s warned that people are raising marijuana or “pakalolo” in the ravine, guarding their crops with rifles, pit bulls, and explosives, Todd plans to scout the ravine and find the weapons, hoping he can finally earn his family’s respect and find some adventure to offset his boring summer. What will Todd discover in the ravine that could force him to rethink everything he’s believed?

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore

Alix Richards

Twin Flames: Soul Bound

Novella: Erotic Paranormal
Book One in The Twin Flames Series
ADULT CONTENT:18 and over

Dreaming of happily ever after is easier than living it.

Joy lives in her dreams, but no longer lives there alone. In an effort to escape the reality that steps from the deepest recesses of her mind, she runs away for a long weekend alone in a friend’s cabin. She hopes to use the time to gain a logical perspective on an impossible situation. Her dream man can’t be real and part of her doesn’t want him to be.
Jay needs Joy to be happy, even if it comes at his expense. Forcing himself to be patient, he walks away from the woman of his heart and soul and confines himself to his family’s cabin to give Joy the space she requests. Dreaming with Joy isn’t new, but waking with her in his arms, sexy and wet kicks his desire for her into a new stratosphere.

Confusing dreams and reality lead both to attack, neither quite ready for what destiny pushes at them. As the cold light of day closes in, nature and destiny collide, but for Joy and Jay, nothing will be the same.

Available from MuseItUp Bookstore


Heather Kuehl

Love and Consequences:
 a White Wolf story

A Short Story: Paranormal Romance Erotic
 ADULT CONTENT:18 and over

Will Kalia and Sophia escape the deadly discrimination of the Seffmoyer Clan?            

Kalia Seffmoyer is a rarity within her paranormal world; she is an albino werewolf. Mated to the beautiful Sophia Stone and alpha of the Stone Clan, Kalia Seffmoyer hoped that her life was starting to turn around. Then, news arrives that her parents are coming in town. Kalia’s parents are known to obliterate Mates of the same sex. Will Kalia’s parents do the same to their only daughter?

Releasing a little later but
Pre-Order Now from MuseItUp Bookstore


Kristy Brown

Kiera's Quest: Sacrifices

Cover Designer: Kaytalin Platt
Novella: Tween Fantasy
Book 2 in Kiera's Quest Series

The Witch Queen’s back, more twisted and determined than before. She wants to rule Earth and Kiera is the key.

After almost beating the villainous Witch Queen, Kiera’s triumph is tainted with sadness for the loss of Joe and Daz. When the handsome Prince Zakk asks Kiera to re-enter his world in order to save her friend, she does not hesitate. On their perilous journey Kiera realizes that she is there to save many lives. As she comes face to face with her evil nemesis once again, Kiera comes closer to finding out the truth to why she has been chosen. Will she succeed? Will this be the end to Kiera’s quest?

Releasing on August 10th
Pre-Order Now from   MuseItUp Bookstore


All book -- Available from MuseItUp Bookstore and all the main online bookstores.


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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Invitation to the Party on 26th and 27th July

I'm excited to be hosting  a Book Launch Party in the Magic Garden for TEN Muse Authors on 26-27 ... + July. ie. 27th Aussie & NZ time but we are at least 8 -16 hrs ahead of the rest of the world.

Let's all celebrate with

Rosalie Skinner, Michelle Pickett, Erick Burgess, Margo Sorenson, Kristy Brown, Joanne Elder, Heather Kuehl, Joyce Holland, Cheryl Dale, Mary Andrews and Alix Richards.

Pop in and out of the gate via the comments, at your leisure to mingle with strange fictional characters, eat fabulous cyber food and drinks, dance and chat.  Just one thing, or two. Don't venture behind the hedge and Do Not drink the water. hehehe.

Everyone is welcome to this Aussie Party where Chubby Bubby Blue is our mascot, and the gates remain open until the last tired guest finally departs. Time is irrelevant in cyber space, so are calories. :)

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND/OR BOOK CHARACTERS AND YOUR OWN FAVOURITE FOOD TO SHARE. (Right now I can smell the real  Duck à l'orange my husband is cooking for dinner. I'm bring a tray load of that. mmmmmmm)


Monday, 9 July 2012

Christmas In July Fun HUNT. Win ebooks from MIU

Christmas in July Contest at MuseItUp. Fun and Easy. Read all about it! Muse Bookstore on 9th-23rd.
 Ebooks to win in fun hunt, including the medieval adventure The Unhewn Stone and 14 others in a wonderful variety of genres.

 You can be a Winner! Just find the 15 Christmas trees located somewhere in the links found beneath the book covers listed at Muse Bookstore.

But wait...there's more...

From the Publisher --

We want to thank everyone who continue to support our authors by adding a little something to say THANK YOU.
Everyone who participates will walk away with a prize.
Located in our Muse bookstore (only on July 9 so don't start searching now) are 10 christmas trees. Find one of them and you win that ebook.
Only one free THANK YOU ebook per person. So if you want to locate all ten and pick and choose which ebook to win, go right ahead.
Send me the title of your free ebook to: publisher AT museituppublishing DOT com and I'll send you your prize at the end of the month.


Monday, 2 July 2012

Congratulations to Rosalie Skinner

Exiled: Autumns Peril, Book 1 of the Chroniclres of Caleath

 #1 on Amazon UK,
#1 on Amazon Germany and
#3 on Amazon USA      for Best Selling Anthologies free.

And . . . #16  Best Seller in Epic Fantasy, after her free day.

Congratulations Rosalie. I'm sure your new readers will love the rest of your series as much as they love the first book.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

.Happiness Guaranteed on Sale

My sci fi short story  Happiness Guaranteed is On Sale for Limited time at MuseItUp

Bianca, a beautiful Epicurean Supremo from a privileged futuristic society has a flaw which, if discovered and reported to the Rulers, will threaten her life and that of the man she loves. Unable to pinpoint the cause she tries to hide her anxiety until an ingenious birthday present from her husband provides a respite. Now, on her thirty-third birthday, her primitive behaviour and thought patterns return; stronger and more dangerous.

Bianca’s bed swayed in gentle rhythm with her floating condominium. Smiling, she opened her eyes and reached across the white expanse for Derek. He wasn’t there. Damn. She’d overslept; very out of character. What if he noticed? No. He’ll return soon and find me on the balcony exactly where he expects me to be, especially today.

She rolled onto her back, stealing a few extra minutes in bed and glanced up at the domed ceiling high above her: Derek’s masterpiece. The wide, stained glass panels let shafts of coloured light sprinkle life into her sterile world. She watched the lazy sunbeams paint murals on the milky walls. They tinselled the buckles on the two pairs of shoes and spotlighted the confusion of clothes on a moulded chair.

Flinging back the covers, she stretched, letting the sun energize her skin. “What a glorious morning,” she murmured. Only Penthouse Dwellers, like Derek and herself attained this privilege. According to Derek, sunlight symbolized their status. For a moment she revelled in true contentment.

An image of her grandfather snuck into her mind. He’d told her of a time when sunlight shone on everyone, but he’d been a storyteller, a bad influence. On her seventh birthday her parents forbade her to visit him any more, and placed him out-of-bounds. Years later she heard he’d died.

Her happiness shrivelled. “Unimportant.” She scowled, jumped out of bed and slipped into clear, tensile slippers. A filigree tunic lay on the floor where she let it fall the night before. She picked it up, grabbed yesterday’s clothes off the chair, hurried to the primping room and dropped them all down the trash-chute. “There!” She stabbed her finger on the Restyle button.
With her fingertips, she massaged her cheeks and studied herself in the mirror. Thirty-three, today. No obvious flaws, not yet, apart from that one little glitch Derek inadvertently fixed last birthday.