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Book Tour & Giveaway with Author Interview! Struck in Love series by Chiquita Dennie!

 

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/

 


Good Moring Readers! To start off the weekend, I have Chiquita Dennie here to answer a few questions for us while we explore her romance series - Struck in Love! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!


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ABOUT THE BOOKS

 


Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 1
by Chiquita Dennie
Genre: Contemporary Mafia Romance


One moment is all it took to ignite a love affair neither would soon forget.

Nothing and no one could tear Antonio and Sabrina apart, no matter how hard they tried. Ex-lovers, angry family members, jealous rivals tried and failed. But they're not the only threats to this match made in passion. Antonio has secrets - secrets that could force them to sever ties forever. When the danger hits too close to home, he's forced to face his demons and keep her safe from harm.

 

With more obstacles against them than they can count, will they ever have their happily-ever-after?

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36248941-antonio-and-sabrina

 


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Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 2

 

Sabrina Washington has worked hard to get what she wants in life. The last thing the sassy, headstrong VP executive wants is an Alpha male who breaks all the rules, but when she meets Antonio De Luca, her steely façade starts to crumble under his gaze. He's exactly the kind of man who can unravel her straight-shooting reputation and she's not so convinced that's a bad thing.  As they grow closer, her ability to resist her desires begins to waver. Soon, she finds herself immersed in his sexy and dangerous world and she's not sure she wants to go back to her old life...

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37811008-antonio-and-sabrina

 


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Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 3

 

Antonio and Sabrina think they’ve put the worst behind them. They’re ready to begin the next chapter of their lives, but forces beyond their control have other plans for them. Before either can settle into their new roles of parent and newly-minted Don of the De Luca Cartel, people from their sordid pasts take their vengeance a step further.

 

Distinguishing friend from foe, acquaintances from hired guns is only the beginning of the trouble they’ll face. If Antonio can’t bring this madness to an end, he may very well lose not only his new title, but lose the family he fought so hard for.
Will their unimaginable love story end in tragedy or will their shared will to survive see them through?


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39681983-antonio-and-sabrina

 


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Janice and Carlo- Captivated by His Love
Spinoff of Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love Series


Janice is on a new path after graduating college and living her dreams in the corporate world. She’s managed to handle the dating world with no commitments. After her last relationship in college ended abruptly, she wants to focus on herself and build a solid foundation. Unfortunately for her, the return of her ex-boyfriend isn’t getting her any closer to that goal.

 

When she meets Carlo, a mob boss who’s as sexy as he is deadly, she can’t help but be intrigued. But his lifestyle is at direct odds with what she wants in life and love. Carlo, however, isn’t making things easy for her.


She could choose to walk away, but will her decision lead to heartache or to a happily-ever-after?


Warning: Adult Content, steamy sex scenes, violence, sensitive subjects for some readers cause trigger, Spinoff from Antonio and Sabrina series. Recommended to read the Antonio and Sabrina series first for context.  Can be read as a standalone.

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40887316-janice-and-carlo-captivated-by-his-love

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

~ Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 1~


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CKBJJL

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love/id1313166277

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/antonio-and-sabrina-chiquita-dennie/1126757480


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Chiquita_Dennie_Antonio_and_Sabrina_Struck_In_Love?id=R4c-DwAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-1

 

 


~ Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 2~


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07958G1GN

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-2/id1337853933

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/antonio-and-sabrina-chiquita-dennie/1127867144

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Chiquita_Dennie_Antonio_and_Sabrina_Struck_In_Love?id=bd1HDwAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-2-1

 

 

 

~ Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love 3~


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSJ3KTL

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-3/id1365562597


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-3-chiquita-dennie/1128316791

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Chiquita_Dennie_Antonio_and_Sabrina_Struck_In_Love?id=TbFTDwAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-3

 

 


~Janice and Carlo- Captivated by His Love~


Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HY3W9DH

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/janice-and-carlo-captivated-by-his-love/id1437882089

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/janice-and-carlo-captivated-by-his-love-chiquita-dennie/1129671995

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Chiquita_Dennie_Janice_and_Carlo_Captivated_by_his?id=3xxxDwAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/janice-and-carlo-captivated-by-his-love

 

 


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Welcome, Chiquita! Thank you for joining us today and taking the time to answer a few questions!

 


Where were you born/grew up at?

 

I was born and raised in Memphis TN, went to college in AZ and currently live in California

 

 

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

 

I won an award for a short film that I wrote and directed. Also, have my own production company.

 


What are you passionate about these days?

 

I'm Passionate about creating stories that are different from the norm of what your use to dealing with a variety of characters that get themselves in situations and I have to find a way to pull them together again.

 


Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

 

First series “Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love an amazon best selling series

 


What is something unique/quirky about you?

 

I write film and tv screenplays on top of romance novels.

 


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

 

I enjoyed the back and forth fight that Sabrina put up with Antonio. She wasn’t falling for the flowers and sweet talk that men tend to do to get the girl.

 


How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

 

A fun fact is that my book is based off my first screenplay I wrote ten years ago.

 


If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

 

I would like Tika Sumpter to play the lead because she plays many diverse roles and can go from comedy, to drama in a second.

 


Describe your writing style.

 

My writing style is Drama, raw, spicy, real.

 


What is your favorite part of this book and why?

 

Favorite parts are the scenes with Sabrina and her girlfriends. We all have that friend that will call us out on our shit and get us into situations that sometimes benefit us or we end up in trouble and Sabrina is often in situations because of Janice, but she means well and will fight anybody that hurts her friend.

 


If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

 

I would spend time with Janice and we’d go to Happy Hour and gossip about what’s happening in her life and mines. She has a way to make you laugh, cry, and build you back up to be strong and love yourself.

 


If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?

 

 

My book scent would be cotton candy. Sweet with a little kick to leave a lasting taste in the air


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$10 Amazon Gift Card

 

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


https://www.silverdaggertours.com/sdsxx-tours/antonio-and-sabrina-struck-in-love-series-book-tour-and-giveaway

 

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Chiquita Dennie is an author and entrepreneur. Born in Memphis, TN, and currently a Los Angeles CA native. Her background in film/tv has taught and shaped her passion for writing with her debut romance novel Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love. Since its debut, fans have embraced the unconventional love story of Sabrina Washington and Antonio De Luca making Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love an Amazon Best Seller #5 for Book 1 and #4 for Book 2 on Kindle charts.



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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/304Publishing

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/304_publishing

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/chiquita-dennie

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Chiquita-Dennie/e/B072QDXGPH

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16932446.Chiquita_Dennie

 

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Delusions by Amy Crandall!

 

 

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Welcome, Readers! I am glad you could join me today as I am joining the book tour for Delusions by Amy Crandall – A YA psychological thriller! Enjoy & Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

 

Delusions
by Amy Crandall
Genre: YA Psychological Thriller


As she waits to give her statement in one of the interrogation rooms of Arcata Police Department, Abigale recites the same line over and over inside her head.

 

I did not kill anyone.

I did not kill anyone.

 

But there’s a trail of bodies, and it leads straight to her. The events that brought her to this very moment all point to one thing…her guilt.

 

She must convince Detective Collins of her innocence, but how can she explain her ties to the victims, and the evidence that has her name written all over it?

 

Then there’s the mysterious Facebook profile. DarkHeart434.

Who is DarkHeart434? And why does it seem like this person has all the answers, including the identity of the real murderer?

 

As pieces of the puzzle start to come together, everything about Abigale’s life begins to unravel—her past, her present…and even her self-proclaimed innocence.

 

 

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40366944

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/delusions-by-amy-crandall

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1033162

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=p3zZuwEACAAJ&dq=amy+crandall+delusions&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZmsycx-LfAhUBXawKHQ85CgAQ6AEIKjAA

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Delusions-Amy-Crandall-ebook/dp/B07GTDWLW7

 


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Abigale closed her eyes, the photo still burning into the remnants of her mind. The night he was attacked was the last time she’d seen him. She still wasn’t sure how he—


“Abigale!” Agent Ross slammed his hand down in front of her, startling Abigale into opening her eyes again. “I would like you to explain to me how a wild night of partying ended in this!” He pointed at the photo again, and Abigale slapped a hand over her mouth when she felt bile rising in her throat.


“I told you,” she said, “I don’t know!”


An evidence bag landed on the table. Abigale’s pulse skyrocketed. Blood stained the familiar canvas.


“How do you explain this, then?” he asked, his voice menacingly calm.
Abigale felt the fingers around her throat again, squeezing the life out of her. The bag…she’d gotten rid of it. It should have been in the landfill by now. How did they have it? “I—what is this?”


“Why don’t you tell me, Abigale? It was picked up from your house. It’s too bad you didn’t conceal it better when the garbage truck came by to pick it up. He reported it to us immediately. A day after the party.”
Shit.


“I’ve never seen this before in my life. It’s not even my bag!”
Liar.

 

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$10 Amazon

 

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/sdsxx-tours/delusions-book-tour-and-giveaway

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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Amy Crandall is an avid reader and novelist born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She began writing in elementary school, publishing her first story on Wattpad.com at the age of thirteen. With the support of her loved ones and newfound friends on the site, Amy continued to share her thoughts and interests in the form of storytelling.

 

Before her Wattpad.com days, she was published in A Celebration of Poets - Summer 2012 (Creative Communication, 2012) for her poem My Garden. That experience only drove her desire to further pursue writing. Her first full-length novel, "Delusions", was a featured story on Wattpad.com, reaching #7 in the mystery/thriller genre, and surpassing 115,000 reads, before its publishing.

When she isn't envisioning a new story plot, Amy can be found camping with loved ones, getting lost in a great read, jamming to her favourite tunes, or giving in to her craving of Timmies' iced lemonades.



Website - https://authoramycrandall.wordpress.com/

 

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

 

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/authoracrandall

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/authoramycrandall

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Amy-Crandall/e/B07GTBWTJ1

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18087411.Amy_Crandall

 

 

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! The Corpse Whisperer (Allie Nighthawk Mystery #1) H.R. Boldwood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Morning, Readers! H.R. Boldwood is joining us today to tell us all about her new release – The Corpse Whisperer including how the concept came to be! Let’s give her a great big welcome! Enjoy & don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

 

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

The Corpse Whisperer
An Allie Nighthawk Mystery Book 1
by H.R. Boldwood
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery


Welcome to the world of Allie Nighthawk, corpse whisperer and badass zombie hunter.

 

“If you raise deadheads, you’d better be able to put ‘em down. Nobody said it was pretty. But in this day, when vampires aren’t just for breakfast anymore, and the dead are disposable pawns for necromancers, someone has to ante up. Looks like I won the lotto. Imagine my delight. You should thank me, really, because the world is batshit crazy.”

 

When the zombie population spikes and no one knows why, it’s up to Allie to solve the mystery. But there’s a hitch. She’s stuck babysitting Leo Abruzzi, a zombie-bitten gangster who’s turning state’s evidence. But the mob and a powerful necromancer will stop at nothing to take Leo and Allie down.

 

Allie Nighthawk is Anita Blake on steroids, with a fondness for leather and Jack on the rocks. She has a healthy dose of Stephanie Plum and Rachel Morgan in her, too, though she’d never admit it. 

 

The battle between good and evil just got wicked fun.

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42079081-the-corpse-whisperer

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-corpse-whisperer-an-allie-nighthawk-mystery-book-1-by-h-r-boldwood

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031672

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ZTwKvAEACAAJ&dq=hr+boldwood+the+corpse+whisperer&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBoK2slMzfAhUQOK0KHYBaC0UQ6AEIKjAA

 

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Corpse-Whisperer-Allie-Nighthawk-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07HHFC3RS

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/corpse-whisperer-hr-boldwood/1129977515?ean=9781948142243

 


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Hello, H.R.! Welcome to Stormy Vixen’s. I am so glad you decided to join us today & I can’t wait to find out where you got the idea for your fascinating new series! Let’s get started shall we?

 

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The concept of The Corpse Whisperer sprang from my love of horror, urban fantasy, and monsters — especially zombies. I envisioned an unrelenting tale of darkness, but try as I might, I couldn’t inhibit my quirky sense of humor that insisted on spilling over into the story. Finally, I gave up and let the little voice in the back of my brain have its way.
Thank heavens.


The protagonist Allie Nighthawk is a kickass female zombie hunter who loves her attitude problem. Allie is Anita Blake on steroids with healthy dose of Stephanie Plum. She also has a fondness for leather, Jack Daniel’s slushies, and two hot male law enforcement officers.


Best of all, she has a strange and awesome super power. She can raise the dead.


Zombie hunting is an ugly job, but in this day when vampires aren’t just for breakfast anymore and the dead are disposable pawns for necromancers, someone has to ante up. Allie carries a custom 9mm Nighthawk, a Baby Glock, and a Ka-Bar knife — tools of the trade as she does her best to keep the residents of Cincinnati from getting ‘corpsified.’


I had an incredible amount of fun writing this book. It’s a fast-paced mystery that alternately makes you laugh and cringe with every turn of the page. Allie Nighthawk is all the things I want to be when I grow up. The cover, designed by Christiana Miller, is over-the-top awesome and exactly what I wanted.


I can totally see The Corpse Whisperer as a movie, featuring the gorgeous and snarky Mila Kunis. I hope once you read it, you will, too. Stay tuned for the next novel in The Corpse Whisperer series, Corpse Whisperer Sworn, to be released in 2019.


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Well, I have to say H.R., this story sounds like a book readers can really sink their teeth you into! Thanks so much for sharing it with my readers!


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Enter the giveaway to win this beautiful 2019 Crystal Lake Publishing Speculative Fiction daily planner!


https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-speculative-daily-planner-2019-joe-mynhardt/1129766504

 


Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

 

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H.R. Boldwood is a writer of horror and speculative fiction. In another incarnation, Boldwood is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded the 2009 Bilbo Award for creative writing by Thomas More College. Publication credits include, "Killing it Softly," "Short Story America," "Bete Noir," "Everyday Fiction," "Toys in the Attic," "Floppy Shoes Apocalypse II," "Pilcrow and Dagger," and "Sirens Call."

 

Boldwood's characters are often disreputable and not to be trusted. They are kicked to the curb at every conceivable opportunity. No responsibility is taken by this author for the dastardly and sometimes criminal acts committed by this ragtag group of miscreants.



Website - http://www.hrboldwood.com/

 

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

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BoldwoodH

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/H.R.-Boldwood/e/B01LWY22MD

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15625304.H_R_Boldwood

 

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! The Prospero Chronicles by Fiona J.R. Titchenell!

 

 

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Welcome Readers! I glad you could join us, so let’s give a great big welcome to Fiona J.R. Tithenell who’s here today to tell us about The Prospero Chronicles and to give us some insight into what she edited out of the newest release – Stitches! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

 

 

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Splinters
The Prospero Chronicles Book 1
by Fiona J.R. Titchenell & Matt Carter
Genre: YA Horror, SciFi

 

Under normal circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other. He’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal; she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small Northern California town of Prospero, with its rich history of cryptid sightings, miracles, and mysterious disappearances, has no normal circumstances to offer.

 

When Ben’s missing childhood friend, Haley Perkins, stumbles out of Prospero’s surrounding woods and right into her own funeral, Ben and Mina are forced to work together to uncover what happened to her. Different as they are, their unlikely friendship may be the only thing that can save the town, and possibly the world, from its insidious invaders.


“A snapping, crackling, popping homage to classic horror.” —Kirkus Reviews.

“Whip-smart dialogue... genuinely terrifying Splinters, the descriptions of which will have fans of monster films utterly enthralled... A promising series opener, this will satisfy those readers who like their scary stories to be as clever as they are chilling." —KQG, the Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books.

 

“The stakes are high. The action is intense." —Washington Independent Review of Books.

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202787-splinters

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/splinters-the-prospero-chronicles-book-1-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell-and-matt-carter

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031668

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=r5HbDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIKjAA

 


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Shards
The Prospero Chronicles Book 2

 

When autumn descends on Prospero, California, Ben hopes the normality of the new school year may offer a reprieve from the town’s paranormal horrors. Mina knows all too well that there are no reprieves and no normality to be had in Prospero, but even she can’t prepare for what the coming year holds.

 

On top of the vivid hallucinations that have plagued Mina since the attack on the Warehouse, and the brewing Splinter civil war that threatens all of humanity, inside the walls of Prospero High, Ben, Mina, and their expanding Network face a vicious campaign to destroy their friendship, and a mysterious assassin picking off human rebels – an assassin with powers like no Splinter they’ve fought before.

 

Ben and Mina’s one hope rests with a mysterious old man hiding in the woods outside of town; a living legend who may be able to teach them how to fight this dangerous new breed of Splinter. That is, assuming he doesn’t kill the pair of them himself.


“Titchenell and Carter hold nothing back in this solid sequel that thrills and expands on its predecessor. Aided by swift writing, relatable characters and unexpected scares, Shards is a chill-inducing delight.” —David Powers King, co-author of Woven.

 

“Maintaining the same level of popcorn-munching fun, Titchenell and Carter are taking The Prospero Chronicles in a promising direction.” —Joe Dell'Erb, Washington Independent Review of Books.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202828-shards

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/shards-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell-and-matt-carter

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031669

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ZZHbDgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIMTAB

 

 

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Slivers
The Prospero Chronicles Book 3


Ben

Growing up is hard, and growing up in Prospero is even harder, but I think we manage. I mean, yeah, my friends and I spend more of our time fighting a race of shapeshifting aliens than we do hanging out, but we have our fun. We go to parties, help each other with our classes, maybe even fall in love… 

 

I’ve no illusions that we live ordinary lives, but they’re our lives, and I’m going to make sure we make the most of them whether the Splinters want us to or not.

 

Mina

The truce is temporary. We will not humor the Splinters forever. It's only until the Slivers can be stopped, until the army of Shards being planted among our classmates can be disassembled, until we get our hands on the thing I'd almost given up believing in.

 

The humanity test.

For the chance to know, once and for all, who can be trusted, some dealings with monsters must be excusable. Inevitable. Just like this feeling between Ben and me.

 

And that has to be temporary too.


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34202866-slivers

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/slivers-by-fiona-j-r-titchenell

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1031670

 

GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=ipHbDgAAQBAJ&pg=PT1&dq=fiona+J.R.+Titchenell+Splinters&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWju_-kczfAhUICawKHRSBBaYQ6AEIODAC

 


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Stitches
The Prospero Chronicles Book 4
by Fiona J.R. Titchenell

 

This is Prospero’s darkest hour. The few remaining humans trapped within the quarantine zone are all but defenseless against the multiplying forces of the Sliver Queen, Locusta. With Ben missing, Aldo among the enemy ranks, and more steel plates than bones left in her body, Mina’s passing the hours drowning in morphine and throwing heavy objects at her guards. 

 

Stripped of her weapons, her gadgets, and the Network itself, she has just one card left, hidden somewhere under her oft-sutured skin. It might be powerful enough to complete her life’s work once and for all… or to reach the one person who could make her life into more than a means to an end. But playing it will cost everything she has, or everything she believes in.

 

The final chronicle of Prospero waits in these pages.


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~Splinters~
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~Shards~

 

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~Slivers~

 

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~Stitches~


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Welcome Fiona! I am glad you could join us today to tell readers about The Prospero Chronicles. Are you ready to share what you edited out of the final chronicle?

 

 

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What did you edit out of this book?

 

Stitches probably had the biggest transformation from inception to final draft of any project I’ve ever worked on. I mean, it was originally going to be two books with two authors, so yeah, the cutting room floor got pretty crowded.

 

Maybe I should start at the beginning. My husband-slash-coauthor and I originally plotted out The Prospero Chronicles as a five part series. We signed it with a small publisher who only offered a contract for the first three books, with an option for more at their discretion. Determined but inexperienced authors that we were at the time, we decided we’d face that hurdle when we came to it and proceeded to write the first three books exactly as we’d planned them, with a massive cliffhanger at the end of the third.

 

Well, it turned out not to matter whether the publisher would have wanted books four and five after all, because we split with them shortly before the planned release of book three. The veritable soap opera that led up to the schism could fill more than a few blog posts, full of fishy accounting, name-calling, blame-shifting, unanswered emails, and broken promises, but long story short, the series went dormant for a long time while the rights to the characters were in limbo.

We moved on to other projects. Landed other contracts. Various exciting things happened.

Eventually, our superhero of an agent won back the rights and gave us the go-ahead to republish and finish the series independently. We created our own editions of Splinters and Shards and published the already-written Slivers, but then we had to talk about the finishing part.

 

We tried. We refined our outlines. We tried again. Matt’s heart just wasn’t in it. He’d grown apart from the characters, become attached to new ones in other worlds, and the publishing battle had left a sour taste in his mouth.

 

I, on the other hand, couldn’t let it go. Not the way we’d left it.

We agreed to condense the two planned books into one goliath of a book that would still have been quicker to finish, and Matt tried once more. He tried because he knew what it meant to me, but as any writer knows, if you can’t get excited about your own story, you’ll never excite anyone else with it. All the good intentions in the world couldn’t reignite that spark.

 

So we agreed that I would do it alone. That meant another replotting, to trim the ending down further and gear it more toward my solo strengths.

Things that got pruned in the course of all that include but are not limited to:

Almost an entire book’s worth of Mina and her father globetrotting in search of the Splinters’ weakness.

 

A whole lot of a freshly traumatized Ben trying to figure out how to run a resistance in an occupied town without her.

 

Half a book with the perspective divided three ways instead of two, following a third character’s efforts to stay undercover among the villains.

 

A quest to kill a hive of weaponized parasites.

A mercenary who could turn people to stone.

Two deaths scenes for characters who ended up surviving.
An ending for a character who ended up dying instead.

 

Ultimately, I think the result was a much tighter, punchier finale than we would have had otherwise, but there were some threads that didn’t end up going quite where they were expected to. I actually got as far as approving the cover art for Stitches, found myself staring at this beautifully creepy image of what was supposed to be the big bad of the whole series, and realized that her part of the story had been almost completely sidelined.

 

That meant another round of heavy reworking, to give her more time on the scene instead of just behind it, and a closer relationship with the heroes. The trouble was, we’d already set her up to be so dangerous that it was seriously difficult to put her in a room with anyone and justify how they would walk away alive. Matt was still consulting and editing for the series, so I went to him and said, “I need a power loader scene.”

 

Because when in doubt, invoke the glory of Sigourney Weaver.

What we came up with didn’t look much like a power loader scene, but it was exactly what was needed to give the final confrontation the proper significance, and it became one of the stranger action scenes in a series full of gooey shapeshifter battles, so I’m really excited to share it.


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Wow! That is fascinating! What do you think, readers?

 

 

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F.J.R. TITCHENELL is an author of young adult, sci-fi, and horror fiction, including Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of). She graduated from Cal State University Los Angeles with a B. A. in English in 2009 at the age of twenty. She currently lives in San Gabriel, California, with her husband, coauthor, and amazing partner in all things, Matt Carter, and their pet king snake, Mica.



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Book Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! Thirteen Nocturnes by Oliver Sheppard!

 

 

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Good Morning, Readers! Today, Oliver Sheppard is joining with us to tell us all about his dark poetry! Enjoy the tour & don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Thirteen Nocturnes
by Oliver Sheppard
Genre: Gothic, Dark Poetry


Combining lush Gothic lyricism with postmodern experimentation, Oliver Sheppard's second collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, presents a nightmare vision of a world in the grip of apocalypse and shadow--a world where "a nighttime of years never-ending" becomes "a darkness severe and unbending," and where life is relentlessly "gathered up against the towering shadow of decay." Taking cues from the dark Romanticism of Poe, the decadent Symbolism of Baudelaire, and the apocalyptic tradition of William Blake--as well as the existential doominess of 20th century cosmic horror--Oliver Sheppard's Thirteen Nocturnes presents a verse vision of collapse, announcing a cold poetics of disintegration in the new dark age of the Anthropocene. 

 

"Reading Sheppard's poetry is a little like listening to a conversation between Nietzsche and William Blake during a showing of Peckinpah's Cross of Iron. Using a wide range of forms and cultural references, Sheppard illustrates the human condition in ways that take as much account of its absence as its presence... Given the chance, Sheppard will lead you down dark and unfamiliar paths, to moments of weird beauty." --from the foreword by John Foster

 

 


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Thanks for sharing Thirteen Nocturnes with us today, Oliver!

 

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NIGHT, MELANCHOLY, AND THIRTEEN NOCTURNES
by Oliver Sheppard


One of Edgar Allan Poe's most poignant poems is the brief (and probably unfinished) couplet that is usually reprinted under the title "Deep in Earth." It reads:

Deep in Earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.


--And that, elegantly, is the poem's entirety.

Poe wrote "Deep in Earth" in 1847 while mourning the death of his young wife, Virginia Clemm. He scribbled the couplet in the margins of a manuscript for "Eulalie," which may have been one of Virginia's favorites of her newly widowed husband's works. Poe always insisted that poets should write with an eye to what he called "unity of effect"-- that is, that every poetic effort ought ultimately to leave a distinct and singular impression--a uniquely powerful effect--on the reader. Toward this end Poe felt that, despite what classicists might say, or despite what readers might think, longer poems were not necessarily more accomplished, more literary, or the most successful in their designs. Bigger was not always better. "Unity of effect" was usually achieved with fewer lines, with lines honed and sharpened to cut right to the reader's jugular.

 

But the emotional gut-punch of Poe's "Deep in Earth" might have less to do with the application of any high-minded literary theories than with the raw emotion that is evident behind its words. Yet the stark lines are a validation of Poe's "unity of effect" ideal nonetheless. Before I get to one of my own attempts at achieving such an effect in my new collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, I'd like to offer another poem that I think achieves a forceful effect similar to that of Poe's "Deep in Earth" above. 

 

 

This poem is by Sara Teasdale, from 1915:

 

I SHALL NOT CARE
by Sara Teasdale

 

When I am dead and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
Tho' you should lean above me broken-hearted,
I shall not care.
I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bough,
And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now.


Eighteen years after this poem was published Sara Teasdale took an overdose of sleeping pills and ended her own life. An urban legend persists that Teasdale wrote "I Shall Not Care" as her suicide note.

 

Teasdale and Poe had issues with chronic major depression, something I and a great many other poets have also struggled with. There are a variety of influences that went into the composition of my book, Thirteen Nocturnes, and I hesitate even now to say that my struggles with depression have been an "influence" in the same way that, say, the poetry of Baudelaire or Giacomo Leopardi have been influences on me. But my own bouts of depression have added much of the color to my verse, or have provided the impetus for it, and have informed its tone, in some individual poems more than others. The original idea behind Thirteen Nocturnes was to write a slim chapbook of thirteen poems that were either meditations upon, or were odes to, or had in some way been inspired by, the night. The project snowballed and I confined the original thirteen poems to one section of a five section collection of poetry, but I decided to keep "Thirteen Nocturnes" as the title for the overall work.

 

Aiming for a kind of unity of effect described above, I took pen to paper and in one of the thirteen nocturnes I tried to describe my decades-long battle with the sort of depression that William Styron in Darkness Visible called "a storm indeed, but a storm of murk":

 

NOCTURNE No. 2
by Oliver Sheppard

 

Night was my vigil; I sat it alone,
A nighttime of years never-ending,
Years by myself where light was unknown,
The darkness severe and unbending.
I came upon means in my decades-long fight
To only but briefly relieve it,
And in certain moments I thought I'd found light
But I was a fool to believe it.


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Oh MY! I have chills going down my spice, how about you Readers?

 

 

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Oliver Sheppard was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and lives in Texas. Critical reviews of his poetry collections have been kind: "Like listening to a conversation between Nietzsche and William Blake while watching Peckinpah's 'Cross of Iron'," reviews of his first book, Destruction: Text I, claimed. Garnering accolades from academia and punk zines alike, Sheppard's work takes cues from the cosmic fatalism of Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti, and combines that with the lush, Gothic lyricism of the Dark Romanticist tradition.

 

"Sheppard's THIRTEEN NOCTURNES is gothic in every sense of the word; from the writing style, the themes, to Oliver's own influences. Without a doubt, this bountiful collection raises the bar for contemporary gothic poetry. It's rare in this day and age to find poetry written in a manner as sophisticated and profound as this. But here, Sheppard combines a down-to-earth modernism with older styles that make for a fanciful and unique experience for the reader."--Sar Blackthorn, CVLT Nation



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