Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bookworm News: Teaser from M. Gerrick's The Vanished Knight | An Awesome Giveaway


The entity living inside Callan’s soul orphaned her at age eleven. By the time she’s sixteen, it’s ensured her being shunted from one foster family to another.

Her thirteenth foster assignment should be routine. Except... it's not. A psycho in medieval armor kidnaps her and she ends up in a magical world. There, she accidentally discovers a secret her parents had kept until the day they died.

Both actually came from this magical world, but left before Callan was born. To cover their tracks, they’d lied about everything. Even who they really were.

Driven to find out where she comes from, Callan’s trapped in a race for life and death. Walking away isn’t an option, but if she stays too long, the entity will find its next victim.

In this world where secrets are sacrosanct and grudges are remembered, finding the truth will be near impossible. Especially when Callan has her own homicidal little secret to deal with.

One with a taste for destroying her life.

After discovering her parents had kept a whole world secret, Callan races to discover her past. Not easy to do with an increasingly agitated entity living in her soul.

Going to her long-lost elvish roots should answer all her questions. Instead, she ends up in the middle of a nightmare.

The elves are on the verge of an apocalyptic war. Their enemy, King Aurek of Icaimerith, will only be appeased if Callan marries his heir. It’s either her life getting messed up, or an entire country’s lives lost. Simple enough, right?


Because when the entity wants the elves blotted out of existence, saving them gets taken to a whole new level of complicated.

Misha Gerrick has been creating stories long before she could write and is currently going after her dream of making a living as a writer.

If you’d like to see how that’s going, you can visit her on her blog, where she also discusses all things related to writing and publishing.

Or, if you’d just like to know what she’s reading and get updates on what she’ll be publishing next (Sorry, no newsletter just yet.):

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Black Magic and Mojitos by A.A. Chamberlynn
The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green

Black Magic and Mojitos by A.A. Chamberlynn
Zyan Star may find Rio too hot to handle in A.A. Chamberlynn's Black Magic and Mojitos. From the very first page, I loved Zyan's voice and was yanked into the story. Zyan is definitely her own woman and is such a strong and spirited female lead with two great best friends/business partners that balance her out well. I enjoyed the verbal sparring between Zyan and the hunky bounty hunter Donovan McGregor. Chamberlynn writes a thrilling and adventure-packed supernatural story. The beautiful and colorful descriptions paint the setting so well I felt like I was in Rio. Black Magic and Mojitos by A.A. Chamberlynn is a refreshing magical sip of what I hope is just a start of a great new series featuring this supernatural bounty hunter.

The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green
Dominic Grey delves into the darkness and power of cults and drugs in Layton Green's The Shadow Cartel. As the fourth book in the Dominic Grey series, this novel brings back some familiar characters including Professor Viktor Radek and love interest Nya, although they are more peripheral characters this time. I enjoyed exploring deeper into Grey's psyche and history. The story is well paced and thoroughly researched and brings to life the exotic settings of Miami, Mexico, and South America. Green does not hold back any punches in this one, just like his main character. The reader will see what I mean at those certain gut-wrenching scenes, especially toward the end. I am a fan of this series and am looking forward to the next Dominic Grey novel. For fans of exotic locales, well-written stories and characters, and a glimpse of the dark side of religions and humanity, then I highly recommend not only Layton Green's The Shadow Cartel, but all his Dominic Grey books.

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Black Magic and Mojitos by A.A. Chamberlynn
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Own Me by Lexi Scott
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Driving Her Crazy by Kira Archer
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How to Save a Surgeon by C.M. Stone
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Forthcoming Fall 2015
Edited by Cherie Reich and Catherine Stine
Cover Design by Erin Dameron-Hill
Authors include Cathrina Constantine, River Fairchild, Julie Flanders, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, Graeme Ing, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.
For more information, visit Untethered Realms.

TBMs giveaway 2 
Each month, T.B. Markinson plans to give away awesome books by wonderful authors and a $5 Amazon Gift Card. It’s her way of saying thank you to all her followers and fans. Some may wonder why she is giving books away that aren’t hers. The answer is simple: She loves to read and she loves to help fellow authors promote their books. The giveaway is easy to enter via Rafflecopter. At the end of the month, one winner will be selected randomly and will receive an e-book copy of all the books below plus a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Good luck! Here are the incredible books for August’s Giveaway. My novel Reborn is one of the awesome books in this month's giveaway!

August covers

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Christine Rains said...

Congrats to Misha! And two awesome reviews. I've been seeing Alexia's book everywhere lately. I love that cover! And I really love the cover of the new UR anthology too. Gorgeous!

DMS said...

Misha's books are on my list. I have been seeing them everywhere and they sound fantastic. Wishing her the best of luck.

TBM is so awesome for doing her monthly giveaway. Thanks for sharing it on your page too. :)

Sounds like you have been doing some great reading!

Misha Gerrick said...

Thanks again for helping to spread the word! :-)

alexia said...

Thanks so much for the review of Black Magic and Mojitos! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The anthology cover is very cool!

Anonymous said...

Love the cover to the anthology. It is awesome.

M Pax said...

Misha's books are fantastic. Love them!

Wow, that is a huge list of books releasing in August. August is kind of a crappy sales month too. Hmm, maybe all those new books is why. lol

Mark Murata said...

This is a really nice giveaway. Thank you for posting it.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Misha, You're getting some awesome pub!
Wishing you all the best.

Nice cover, Cherie! Congrats on the upcoming release....

Liz Blocker said...

Congratulations, Misha! And damn, look at all of those releases! That's amazing.

Anonymous said...

Such a stellar cover and it's great seeing Misha everywhere.

Cathy Keaton said...

I don't know Misha, but her book looks totally awesome! I want to look into it because it seems to have the kind of premise I love for high fantasy. Congrats to her and to those many authors on this very long list of new releases. :D

Pat Hatt said...

Misha is all over, congrats to her indeed.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Lots of good info here, Cherie. Mischa's book has a super cover and sounds intriguing. Good reviews, too!

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats to Misha! And hmmm, The Shadow Cartel sounds like a great read. Oh, and that Mayhem cover rocks it!

Melissa Sugar said...

Congrats to Misha. The Heir's choice sounds amazing. Full of suspense, lies, and Magic. I enjoyed reading your reviews

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations and best of luck to Misha! Can’t believe how many books are being released this month. My wallet and TBR pile are both caving simultaneously.

VR Barkowski

Sandra Cox said...

Bunches of releases this month isn't there?

All the best, Misha and Cherie;)

Heather R. Holden said...

Whoa, that's a lot of books coming out this month! M. Gerrick's excerpt is great, and that cover for the UR anthology is absolutely stunning, wow...

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats to Misha!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Good luck to Misha. I hope her books become a huge success.

cleemckenzie said...

Great to see Misha's book again and have the chance to wish her the best.

That list of new books is amazing! Is everyone in the world writing books?

Jay Noel said...

Congrats Misha!!!

Whoa, that's a lot of releases in one month. Dang.

And the latest UR book cover is simply amazing. Can't wait!