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text 2018-11-20 11:00
Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpts! Pirates Calling Books 1 & 2 by Darren Simon!

 

 

 

The Dangerous Legacy
A Pirate's Calling Book 1
by Darren Simon
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

 

Thin, pale, awkward, bullied, Sam Every is a thirteen-year-old who finds comfort among his friends and his days at the beach. The ocean beckons to him. It is where he feels safest. Fitting in no longer matters when he is near the Pacific’s rolling waves. Gazing toward the endless blue where it touches the horizon, he imagines the ports he might someday reach and ponders his future.

 

Little does he know an apparition—a hauntingly beautiful girl from the sea—will lead him farther from his home than he could ever dream, for destiny has given him a dangerous legacy.


BOOK TRAILER – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E55T8lMsAeQ

 

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30032638-the-dangerous-legacy

 

 


Deadly Waters
A Pirate's Calling Book 2

 

Thirteen-year-old Sam Every has traveled back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy to face Captain Jem Slayer, master of the dark arts. Deceived into handing Slayer the ultimate weapon, the Sword of Zel-Kar, Sam has lost his hands, sliced off in his first clash with the evil pirate.

But all is not lost.

Sam’s friends have found their way back in time, and with the help of the pirate hunter, Benjamin Hornigold, have rescued him from the island where Slayer marooned him. Now, aided by a new band of rogues and a mystery friend, Sam must rise above his injuries and find the strength to again face Slayer before it is too late—before the future is forever shattered. ​

 


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42096399-deadly-waters

 

 

 


Goodreads – https://www.Goodreads.com/series/24499-pirate-s-calling

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

 

The Dangerous Legacy

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Legacy-Pirates-Calling-Book-ebook/dp/B01EKK5QI6

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dangerous-legacy-darren-simon/1123684763?ean=9781944056162

 

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Deadly Waters


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H8SK8B4

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-waters-darren-simon/1129619477?ean=9781944056803

 

 

 

 

Thunder erupted again in the distance. The splash of a second cannonball, closer than the first, rocked The Mutineer. But had the cannon fire come from Fog Island or another vessel? “Who’s after us?” Sam shouted.

 

The man who had saved them sprinted to the tiller to take control of the sloop before he bothered to answer Sam’s question. He pulled sharply on the tiller. The sloop lurched to the right until the deck nearly touched water. Sam fell and rolled against a crate. Seawater spilled into the boat and drenched him. His back tingled again.

 

The burning blade! Did it call to him? If so, he ignored it. A fire sword magically embedded in his back would not stop The Mutineer from capsizing, which the boat was about to do. It didn’t. Instead, the sloop’s speed doubled as the man brought the craft in line with a stronger windstream.

 

“Look!” the man pointed to the right of The Mutineer. Sam, now back on his feet, stared in the direction he pointed. Through the darkness was the outline of a large craft three stories high. “The way I see it,” the man shouted over the crash of water against his ship’s hull, “if Maximilian Black is after you, you must have angered Captain Jem Slayer. Slayer is a bloodthirsty pirate with his own fleet and enough wealth to command an army of pirates; and Black is Slayer’s right hand.”

 

Sam held onto the railing for balance and inched closer to Sarah. She watched the mystery man from the side as if… as if she doesn’t want to make eye contact. Maybe she doesn’t trust him as much as she said. Maybe she senses something.

Sarah grasped his hand and gently squeezed.

 

He nodded to her. “It’s going to be all right,” he lied.

 

The man continued to shout his explanation. “Since Black failed, I assume Slayer has sent a warship to do what Black could not. Kill you!” He looked at the sails of his sloop. “Hang on, young ones! We are going to race the wind!”

 

One more explosion cut through the night. A cannonball screamed as it hurtled toward them. “No!” Sam mouthed moments before the cannonball splashed into the sea yards from the hull. Water sprayed onto the deck.

 

“Ha, you bloody heathens! You shall not catch The Mutineer tonight!” The man held the tiller with one hand and shook a fist with the other.

 

As they pushed farther out to sea, the moon emerged from behind a cloud and revealed the pursuing ship. The glow showed a vessel with three masts topped with squared sails.

 

Two rows of dark squares dotted the length of her hull— gunports. So this is what a warship looks like. We’re dead. A cloud began to eclipse the moon, but before it did, Sam saw the mark emblazoned on the flag that soared above the ship— a skull and bones. “Pirates!”

 

 


Come on, you bastard. Show yourself!

 

He’d had enough of this world pushing him around. Enough of Slayer. Enough death. Enough of being scared of the next threat. No more! The time had come to start kicking some ass. Closing his eyes, he concentrated on the magic within him. He had to figure a way to control his powers. To command them to life… now.

 

Think, Sam! Words flashed though his mind. Ancient words. An incantation. Atamou Runfora Tananou. He knew what the words meant. Serve me now. His arms and wrists vibrated. His eyes shot open. A crimson glow surrounded his stumps. Yes!

 

“Captain, three points off bow,” a young crewman shouted from the bow. “Looks like mountains rising from the sea.”

 

“What say you?” Rackham whipped out his spyglass and held it to his eye. He climbed atop a railing, grasping a shroud with one hand. “Hell’s bells. I’ve never seen the like. Devil boy, you best see this. Me thinks this be our destination.”

 

Sam joined Rackham at the bow. The glow around his stumps vanished. The pirate captain leaped from the railing and held the spyglass up to Sam’s eye. Peering through the telescope, Sam gaped at the discovery.

 

Actually, stone pillars— maybe ten in all— towered over the sea, like rows of skyscrapers along a city block. How was such a thing possible in the middle of the ocean with no shore— no island— visible in any direction? The pillars shouldn’t be there, but they were. As if by magic. “That’s where we have to go.” Sam again thought of the incantation. His stumps ignited. “Get us there, Captain. Leave the beast to me.”

 

A terrible roar bellowed, rocking the ship to the starboard side.

 

Sam stumbled against a chest. The icy touch of fear rose up his back, threatening to steal his courage. Men around him grabbed onto lines, the long guns— anything to keep from falling. When the ship righted itself, he crossed to the port side. No way was he going to cower.

 

This showdown was going to happen. “I’m waiting for you.”

 

The monster rose from the deep off the port side. A massive serpent with two reptilian heads. A serpentine body, covered with diamond-shaped scales towered over the ship’s sails. Two necks branched off, each with a dragon head and snout filled with dagger-length teeth. A line of spikes stretched from the top of each head like Mohawks.

 

Sam’s chest burned. His heart beat like a horse’s hooves charging over a dirt road. “Come on, you filthy snake. You want me. Here I am. Come and get me.”

 

 

$15 Amazon

 

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/sdsxx-tours/a-pirates-calling-book-tour-and-giveaway

 

 

 

Darren Simon is a former longtime newspaper journalist who now works in government affairs on California water issues and teaches college English. In his spare time, he is a freelance magazine writer. Guardian’s Nightmare is his first novel. The second book in the series is also under contract with Divertir Publishing. He resides in California’s desert southwest with his wife, two sons and two crazy dogs.

 


Website - http://www.ivpressonline.com/app/sites/darrensimon

 

Blog - https://fairwinds521067397.wordpress.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DarrenSimonAuthor

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/DarrenSimon9

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Darren-Simon/e/B07CBQD9W3

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3189227.Darren_Simon

 

 

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/

 

 

THANKS FOR VISITING & HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

 

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Blog Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway! Bollywood Invasion by Ricardo Alexanders!

 

 

BOOK INFO


Bollywood Invasion by Ricardo Alexanders
Series n/a; standalone
Genre Adult Historical Fantasy
Publisher Independent
Publication Date September 18, 2018

 

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS


A fantasy novel of a modern-day American boy's journey back in time as the reincarnation of John Lennon.

 

Sixteen-year-old John Palmieri is living an average life in Brooklyn until one day he wakes up as a prince in India, thirty-five years before he was born. Suddenly, he finds himself with riches and power beyond his wildest fantasies.

Brooklyn is readily forgotten. Life becomes a constant stream of debauchery, coming to a stand-still only when he meets "the one." However, love doesn't come easy. He must become a better man and sing his way into her heart, a pursuit ignited by his memories of the vintage Beatles music on his iPod.

 

Will these legendary songs change John's life? Can he escape Lennon's tragic fate? Will he ever find his way back to Brooklyn at his own time?

 

His fate will unfold in Bollywood Invasion.

 

 

Add to your shelves at –

 

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BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/bollywood-invasion-by-ricardo-alexanders

 

 

AVAILABLE in print or ebook at –

 

Amazon https://amzn.to/2tspLi9


Kobo https://goo.gl/exYqaK


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iBooks https://apple.co/2Nqis2G

 

 

 

 

Waking up in 1958 India:

 

“Raj Babu! Raj Babu!”


“Help me!” John flailed his arms around like a newborn.
I must be dead, he thought, perhaps on my way to Hell.


“Raj Babu! O’pun eyes!”


His eyes still closed, he felt the touch of a cold liquid all over his face.
“Argh! What is happening? Please stop!” John covered his face with his hands to shield himself from whatever was being sprinkled onto his face. If he was in Hell, which to him seemed like the only reasonable explanation, it could potentially be a fluid meant to burn his face. Yes indeed, it had to be Hell. Why else was the ground beneath him burning? And why was his skin on fire?


“Dimaag kharaab ho gaya hai Raj Babu ka to!”


“Raj Babu!”


“Please…” he wailed as the splashes grew harder. “Please don’t!”
His hands were snatched away from his face and his right cheek slapped hard. John opened his eyes to the sight of a dark face surrounded by a halo so bright that it made his eyes squint. Behind the figure stood another dark figure wearing what looked like a cloak, bearing a scythe on his back. John shut his eyes, horrified, body shivering.


“Aur paani do!”


Slap!


It would seem odd to John if Satan had not resorted to corporal punishment.
“Ek do aur maaro! Slap him harder this time!”


Slap! Slap!


“Fur’give me, Raj Babu! I no want to slap you!”


Nauseous and weak, John kept his eyes shut, waiting for his fate to unfold.
“Chaon me le jaate hain Raj Babu ko.” He heard another incomprehensible spell.

 


TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY!

 

To celebrate the release of BOLLYWOOD INVASION by Ricardo Alexanders, we're giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! Once your initial entry is confirmed, additional entry options are unlocked!

 

LINK: https://goo.gl/USWgw7

 


GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to internationally. Two winners will be chosen, one to receive a $25 Amazon gift card and one to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Ricardo Alexanders. Giveaway ends 10/1/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.

 


ABOUT RICARDO ALEXANDERS


Ricardo is a descendant of the Great Yyu, a.k.a. the first king of China. He lives in Massachusetts and enjoys experiencing all kinds of cultures around the world. After obtaining his doctorate in science, he became fascinated with time-travel. As an aspiring writer, he loves to write time-travel fictions that blend fantasy, science, and real history together.

 

In 2017, he published his debut time-travel novel Dragon Tomb, the first book of his TLR (The Last Resistance) pentalogy. This history science fiction series starts from World War II, during which a young archaeologist discovers the true origin of Chinese civilization and saves the world from Armageddon.

 

 

AUTHOR LINKS


Website http://ricardoalexanders.com/


Twitter http://www.twitter.com/alexanders_h


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/bollywood.invasion/


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17314511.Ricardo_Alexanders


Amazon https://amzn.to/2MpFgOX

 



http://puretextualitypr.com

 

 

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Available on NETGALLEY:

 

Sundark: An Elle Black Penny Dread is now available on Netgalley! :

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/58734

 

Please enjoy, and thank you! ^v^

 

Who is Elle Black?

Elle Black, an unconventional psychic detective in an unconventional Victorian marriage, leaves her lovely lesbian wife to answer a desperate plea. Guests are vanishing in a mechanical hotel known as the Sundark, and Elle must use her 'anomalous perturbationist' gift–the ability to move objects with her mind–to save herself and the remaining hotel residents from malevolent, sidereal powers. But with apparitions appearing, magnetic lines disrupted, and clairvoyant guests lurking, who is the true murderer . . . or murderess?

 

 

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