Friday, April 28, 2017

#Fridayreads: PREORDER ALERT! Venom and Vampires Limited Edition Boxset

Good news!

I am super excited to announce that I am one of 23 awesome contributors to this Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection.

My story will be the 5th novel/novella in the set titled A Vampire Calls. (As in he comes for a visit, not like, uses a telephone). Here's the brief synopsis:

From award-winning author Kory M. Shrum, comes a dark tale about the power of choice. Lettie Cole lives with her hateful dying mother and heroin-addicted brother. She sees no escape from these toxic bonds until one or both die. But when a vampire calls late one summer night, Lettie is presented with a choice: be his next victim or provide him with another. 

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Super cool right? And you shouldn't just get a copy for my novella, but also because the other 22 authors are SO TALENTED. Seriously. I'm not even sure why they invited me.... But anyway, I know you'll enjoy every single novel/novella.

So please, please, please--PREORDER TODAY!

We are also hosting a Facebook preorder party this weekend (tomorrow, April 29). You can join us and like our Facebook page while you're at it! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Limbo City Lights #tuesdaybookblog #amreading

The complete collection of Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. short stories! Including the 3 previously published shorts: Dearly Departed, Hair of the Hellhound, and Season's Reapings, PLUS 3 all-new shorts: Pre-Mortem (set in the 1700s), Post-Mortem (set in the 2300s), and Death or Something Like It, a crossover short story with Jesse Sullivan, the heroine of my very own Dying for a Living series.

Check out the collection here.

Even better? Both of the first books in this series are free. So if you're feeling so inclined, you can also pick up:

Graveyard Shift by Angela Roquet
Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum (me)

Other Reads To Check Out

Some Earth citizens colonize to the Euthenia Planet for a new life. They wanted to forget their past and make a new start. Caleb, came to the Euthenia Planet to start a new, simple, peaceful life as well, leaving his role as a military specialist far behind him. He wanted to marry his dreamed woman, Emerald. He promises a good and easy going life from now on but...Some promises are meant to be broken…

When you make plans, the gods laugh. All decisions come with consequences.
In this second book of the Dragons series, time travel and fantasy weave together in a fantastical romance.
Although Jaz is a dragon, the fact that the paranormal exists hasn't made life any easier. The Norse gods are a little too active in her life, and her lover, Erich, the necromancer, a Viking and demigod, is acting distant. His going from extremely hot to cold has her second guessing everything, and wondering if his proclamation of love was just simple manipulation, and if their relationship has lost its like new car smell.

When trouble comes, it comes in heaps, and right at Jaz's feet. This trouble happens to send her back to 1799 to √Čtretat, France. The political upheaval combined with Napoleon's forces and the threat of the Reign of Terror leaves her wondering who she can trust -- one wrong move and she'll lose more than her dragon head. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

FREE books and a Sarah J. Maas #giveaway

The graphic says it all! Check out this promo sale for FREE and $0.99 ebooks from your favorite paranormal and fantasy authors. Click here to learn more.

Other News

It's still happening! The giveaway I've set up a for A Court of Thorns and Roses is still running. If you haven't read this awesome series, you should! And here's your chance.

Two lucky winners will receive a free copy of the hardback shipped straight to their house from Amazon. You can enter the  giveaway here.

On Friday I'll announce the winner and set up the second giveaway for--you guessed it: A Court of Mist and Fury, ACOTAR's sequel.


I'm still looking for reviewers. If you've already read and reviewed one of my books, don't forget to 
enter the reviewer giveaway

If you haven't, get your free Dying for a Living boxset  here.

Friday, April 21, 2017

FREE hardback of A Court of Thorns and Roses #giveaway #freebiefriday

It's less than two weeks before Sarah J. Maas' novel A Court of Wings and Ruin is released. (Yes, of course, I've preordered my copy.)

But to help the authoress celebrate, I've set up a giveaway for the first book in this awesome trilogy: A Court of Thorns and Roses. 

Two lucky winners will get a free copy of the hardback shipped straight to their house from Amazon. You can enter the giveaway here.

Come back next Friday--when I'll announce the winner and set up the second giveaway for--you guessed it: A Court of Mist and Fury.

I'm still looking for reviewers. If you already read and reviewed one of my books, don't forget to enter the reviewer giveaway. If you haven't, get your free review books here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dead Lake: A Review #amreading #kindle

Keep the door locked...

Sam is excited to spend a week at her uncle's remote lake cabin. It's a chance for her to focus on her art without distractions: no neighbors, no phone, and a small radio as her only contact with the outside world.

But there's something deeply unnatural lingering in the lake.

The radio's news reports talk about disappearances on a nearby hiking trail. The car won't start. And Sam starts to believe she's being stalked when she catches glimpses of a tall, strange man standing at the end of her dock, staring intently into the swirling waters below...

"A beautiful marriage of supernatural to a terrifying scenario... if you enjoy a suspenseful, frightening horror story, then Dead Lake is most definitely for you." -Twisted Book Junkie

Learn more here.

Kory's Thoughts

I discovered this book through The Cover Collection's website, where I got the cover for my latest novel Shadows in the Water. I was drawn to it because I was a little envious that I hadn't snapped up this cover for myself from the designers' excellent selection. I followed the cover to the Amazon page, read the description and was in just the right mood for a supernatural thriller.

I liked Sam's character development and her emotional struggles as an artist dealing with her mother's death. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere and description of the lake. It had a very Stephen King feel to it and we all know he is my favorite of favorite authors. I think the book succeeds in atmosphere and (mostly) in plot. However, there were just a couple of moments where I felt like it had dipped into cliche or contrived moments. The ending in particular felt a little "tidy" and "undeserved" to me. But maybe that's just me. In general it has good reviews and many readers seem to like it.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick read. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hot New Urban Fantasy Series from USA Today Bestseller Angela Roquet #Tuesdaybookblog #amreading

Detective Jenna Skye bombs her first week on the St. Louis Vice Squad when she's bitten by a vampire in a supernatural brothel. Her day only gets worse from there. She wakes up in the morgue and discovers that her partner is dead. Before the sun rises, she realizes she is too. With her partner's killer still on the loose, Jenna vows to continue their investigation until justice is served, but a werewolf squatter, an unexpected visit from her estranged sister, and a nosy FBI agent stand in her way. Not to mention her fresh aversion to sunlight and a thirst for something a little stiffer than revenge.

Preorder for just $0.99  on Apple, Kobo, or Nook.