Posts Categorized: Excerpt

Aug 16 2013
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Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad

Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1, From Frights to Flaws by Sunayna Prasad
Genre: MG Fantasy

Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only the existence of magic, but also a villain hunting her down. The villain uses magic and magical technology to kidnap Alyssa to the Fiji Islands. As much as she wants to go home, she has to face some dangerous challenges first. Not only that, the villain himself must also be defeated. Can Alyssa succeed, even with the help of her mentors?

Excerpt

The sound of the rain banging against the window distracted Alyssa from washing her lunch dishes. She stared out the window …

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Aug 08 2013
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{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

{Review + Excerpt} Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

ROYAL SECRETS is the story of the Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and of Lily Lavender, whose family is distantly descended from the British royal family. Immersed in the regal world of weddings and romance, Lily grew up believing in brides, grooms and happily-ever-afters. It seemed her destiny and royal birthright to someday assume a position as wedding coordinator in their family-owned wedding chapel business. But when her mother Mimi’s third marriage eventually fails, Lily’s dreams of her own happily-ever-after quickly fade. She’s no longer interested in a life of assisting brides walk down the aisle into a life of disillusionment and possible divorce. Lily turns her back on The Royal Wedding Chapel and leaves Las Vegas to fashion …

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Jul 29 2013
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The Swan Bonnet by Katherine Holmes

The Swan Bonnet by Katherine Holmes

Book Title: The Swan Bonnet
Author: Katherine L. Holmes
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publisher: GMTA Publishing, LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Swans are endangered in 1920s Alaska. Unbeknown to Dawn, her grandfather has shot an old swan out of mercy. In their coastal Alaskan town, her father buys the swan pelt, preventing her Uncle Alex, a fur trader, from selling it for export. Dawn’s father surprises her part-Aleut mother with a hat she helped to make and also with an idea to catch poachers. Dawn and her mother become involved with the suspicious effects of the swan bonnet besides its haunting effect. But after they encounter …

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Jul 23 2013
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Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief

Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief

Crisis of Identity by Denise Moncrief

Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s.

Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable …

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Jul 13 2013
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The Hopfield Tales by Mike Evers

The Hopfield Tales by Mike Evers

Book Title: The Hopfield Tales
Author: Mike Evers
Release Date: June 17th
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Historical
Publisher: GMTA Publishing, LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

There’s always more to a town than meets the eye. You just need to scratch the surface. The quiet town of Hopfield is no exception. There are everyday people doing everyday things – just like where you live. But history has a way of coming back to find us. And the voices of the past can change our lives forever.

Three fabulous fables for your delectation and delight:

The Spirit Archer
Campaign of the Gods
Mark of the Legion

Background Info:

The Hopfield Tales is a trilogy of three novellas. Each story is set in a town in …

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Jun 23 2013
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The Mirror by Candace Bowser {Spotlight/Excerpt}

The Mirror by Candace Bowser {Spotlight/Excerpt}

Book Title: The Mirror
Author: Candace L. Bowser
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Horror
Length: 280 Pages
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Adrianna Bristol stood before her grandmother’s antique mirror and stared at the black velvet cloth covering it. She just couldn’t believe her nana was gone. The mirror had hung in that exact same spot for the last twenty years, never once had it been moved from the alcove. Adrianna remembered the stern words of her grandmother when she was a child. Annabel Bristol had told her, “promise me Adrianna that you will never uncover the mirror. No matter what it may whisper to you, you must never …

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Jun 10 2013
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Camdeboo Nights by Nerine Dorman

Camdeboo Nights by Nerine Dorman

Camdeboo Nights by Nerine Dorman

Helen Ashfield’s world is about to be turned upside down. Is she ready?

Helen Ashfield’s life is complicated. Not only must she adjust to her parents’ divorce, but she has to come to grips with her new school in the small South African Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet. She’s sorely mistaken if she thinks she’s going to slot seamlessly into her new life. Her growing magical powers have attracted the unwanted attention of Trystan, a vampire, who may not have her best interests at heart.

Outcast from his kind for drinking another vampire’s blood, Trystan has been on the run for almost a hundred years from Mantis–the closest thing their kind has to an enforcer. All Trystan wants is …

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Jun 03 2013
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{Spotlight} The Twisted Truth by Erin Armstrong

{Spotlight} The Twisted Truth by Erin Armstrong

Book Title: The Twisted Truth
Author: Erin Armstrong
Release Date: May 30, 2013
Genre: Urban Fiction
Publisher: GMTA Publishing, LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Synopsis:

Michelle Marshall is a strong independent woman with a lot of baggage. Raped right before the start of her senior year of college, Michelle grows to be a caring, single mother to her daughter. Things begin to look pretty grim when the Charity House, the women’s shelter she founded, is on the brink of having to close its doors. That is, until Tyler Austin, a mysterious and handsome stranger comes into the picture. Helping Michelle resuscitate the Charity House, Ty also helps her learn to trust, love and feel what …

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Jun 02 2013
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Tunuftol's Fortress of Light Spotlight + Giveaway

Tunuftol's Fortress of Light Spotlight + Giveaway

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Book Title: Tunuftol’s Fortress of Light (Book 1)
Author: Ann Snizek
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Length: Over 75,000 Words
Publisher: Snow Flower Publishing, Editing & Reviews
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Krissa and her little brother, Micah, have been pushed around the foster system until they find themselves in the care of “Grandma” Athey. Krissa begins having unusual dreams and her brother knows more than she thinks. Their new friends, Pin, and her twin brother, Khevin, join forces to unravel Krissa’s questions. Krissa has become …

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May 27 2013
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Mail Order Man by Heather Gray

Mail Order Man by Heather Gray

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Mail Order Man by Heather Gray
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance

A well-meaning friend places an ad to find a mail order husband for Sarah, the proprietress of Larkspur’s stage and mail office. Sarah, who is generally quiet and reserved, doesn’t know about the ad and has no idea what to do with all the people that are showing up in her community. Before long, the town is overrun with men and mail alike. Sarah is trying to avoid some men who have accosted her on the street when she stumbles into Samuel. Through long days spent together at the stage office, some very adventurous pots of …

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