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Cover and Title Reveal by Laken Cane 2/12/15

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Title: Wormwood Echoes
  Author Name:  Laken Cane
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Synopsis

After all she’s been through, Rune Alexander thinks she can handle anything that may be thrown at her.
But when a mysterious rotting disease begins to spread through the River County Others, she has to gear up once again for trouble like she’s never seen.
Trouble that may force her to leave her world where she is a powerful and deadly Other, supported by those who love her.
Trouble that may carry her into the witch’s unfamiliar and hostile world where Damascus holds the power.
Rune will do anything she has to do to keep from facing the horrifying witch. If she travels into Damascus’s world, she may never find her way back.
But Rune is Other.  Lex is Other.
And neither one of them is immune to a disease that could kill Lex and cause Rune to rot away until she’s reduced to one of her biggest fears.
A brain in a jar.
In book 6 of the Rune Alexander series, Rune must accept the fact that things are about to change.
Decisions will be made.
Hearts will shatter.
People will die.
And in the end, Rune may be pulled into a whole new world by the distant, forgotten echoes of Wormwood.
AuthorBio

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Laken Cane is an urban fantasy writer living in Southern Ohio. She writes dark urban fantasy. Shiv Crew is her debut book, followed by Blood and Bite, Strange Trouble, Obsidian Wings, New Regime, and the Rune Alexander short, Shadows Past. She is currently working on book six in the Rune Alexander series.

Places you can find Laken:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/laken.cane.3
Twitter: @lakencane
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lakencane

She also has a very active fan club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/shivcrew/ and an amazing street team at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LakensCaneStreetTeam/ New members are welcome.

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Rune Alexander wants to get through her days doing her job, which is protecting the humans against the myriad of supernatural creatures, known as Others, who exist uneasily in a human’s world. But she is unstable and damaged. She realizes how broken she is even as she continues to submit to the unspeakable things her lover does to her, craving desperately the strange peace she finds in the aftermath.

When she discovers things are not as they seem and a faceless human is torturing the supernatural groups in her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect the Others from the humans. But as the darkness inside her becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must not lose, who will save Rune from herself?

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Shiv Crew is back in book two of the Rune Alexander series.

Rune and the crew–some of them a little healthier, some of them a little more battered–take on new monsters and unbelievable surprises in Blood and Bite. While Rune is keeping her promise to Ellis and trying to get her mind fixed, the berserker goes away to take care of some business–mysterious business he doesn’t share with Shiv Crew. What he brings back with him knocks the wind out of Rune and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Strad Matheson. But the worst is yet to come. With a mad vampire master she must destroy, a child she must save, and unimaginable screams from a past she has to ignore, Rune has her hands full. But there is always something new and terrible waiting in River County–waiting, it seems, just for her. Because just when she thinks she can’t possibly handle one more terrible thing, she discovers a shocking truth about herself, her blood, and her bite.

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Strange Trouble is BOOK THREE in the Rune Alexander series

A baby necromancer calls her mother from the grave, starting a zombie infestation Rune and the crew are not prepared to handle. But as always, they jump headlong into battle–a battle that will lead into some of the darkest moments of Rune’s life. Moments that will shatter her tenuous grip on sanity and make her long for the man whose abuse allowed her to function. And when she falls, the berserker is there to catch her. To bring her back. To give her what she needs. The zombies are just the beginning. Worse even than the zombies is what comes after–a nightmare witch named Damascus, a horrific decision, and death. Always, death. As she is given another jagged piece to the puzzle of her past, Rune knows that despite its best attempts, life doesn’t have the ability to destroy her–though she offers it all the help it might need. With Strad Matheson and the crew behind her, Rune will stride through hell, horror, and the endless, black despair of her own mind to show the monsters why Shiv Crew is the scariest group of warriors they will ever face…

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Gruesome murders begin to pop up in River County, and Rune is introduced to the bird shifters–to one bird in particular, a woman named Cree Stark.

When she gets a whiff of the shifters’ scents where COS had been executing a gruesome sacrifice, Rune begins to suspect the birds know more about the slayers–and the twins–than they’re willing to admit. Nothing is more important to Shiv Crew than finding Levi and Denim, but when Lex psychically connects with the twins, it isn’t good news she brings back. As always, COS is at the center of it all. The world is beginning to look at the church differently, thanks to the tireless work of Bill Rice and others like him. The humans’ acceptance is turning to fear. And what people fear, they hate. But they slayers aren’t finished, and what they’re planning next will either finish them for good or give them everything they’ve ever wanted–Karin Love and unchallenged power. Rune and the crew race against time to save River County from the biggest monster they’ve faced yet. If they fail, the church will be closer than ever to their dream of creating an Otherless world. In Obsidian Wings, Rune hides a devastating physical weakness, makes an important choice in her love life, and gains a new understanding that will help her face the future. No matter what happens, their world is changing. The crew is growing. And so is Rune Alexander.

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Rune and her people have been taken under the mysterious wing of the Annex, an agency that works toward Other equality.

But with the new regime comes changes and some monstrous enemies the Annex seems to have brought with it. The crew finds themselves up against a group called the Shop, whose leader cares only about his lab and the monsters he creates there. But he hasn’t been able to build monsters he can use or sell…until now. Now Rune must follow a path of horror that leads from a little werefox named Megan to a town full of evil in Reverence, Kentucky, and find a way to defeat something worse than blades or guns or bombs. Magic. She can’t use her claws on magic. Can she? In book five of the Rune Alexander series, Rune must deal with not only the monsters, but the escalating tension between the berserker and Owen, flashbacks from the COS attack, and the fear that she’s losing Levi to the chasm of darkness started by Karin Love and deepened by the slayers. She and her crew will fight with everything they’ve got to defeat the evil, even if some of that darkness lives inside each one of them. Because they’re Shiv Crew, and that is what they do.

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Shadows Past, book 5.5 of the Rune Alexander series. A Rune Alexander SHORT story. 


Glimpse a night in Shiv Crew’s past before the twins and Lex entered the picture, before Owen got under Rune’s skin, and before the berserker gave her his heart. 


This is a short story of the original Shiv Crew. 


Enjoy. 

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The Vampire of Vancouver by Liz Meldon ReleaseDay & Rafflecopter giveaway 2/12/15

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Book Two - High ResolutionBook Title: The Vampire of Vancouver
Author: Liz Meldon
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2015
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Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, is not impressed. After giving up her penthouse suite in trendy Manhattan to go monster hunting around the world, she finds herself in a sad hotel room in Vancouver with a decidedly distracted Loki. She hadn’t expected this job to be so serious, and her Norse partner isn’t exactly bowing to her whims these days. What was the point in coming with him if they weren’t beneath the sheets all hours of the day? It seems like such a waste of sexual compatibility. Humph.

Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is equally unimpressed. He hadn’t thought taking on a beautiful partner would make his work so difficult. Her unfocused energy grates on his nerves, and his lust for her is only surpassed by his desire for more godly power. He will complete this job, whether she likes it or not, and he’ll walk away one step closer to regaining his old abilities. Now, if only he can get his partner to focus on the task at hand, not seduction. Ridiculous woman.

Aphrodite and Loki, an unlikely team if there ever was one, find themselves in the City of Vancouver hunting vampires. The job is pretty straightforward: rescue the damsel, kill the monster. Unfortunately, even the easiest of jobs hardly ever go according to plan.

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She took back everything she said about Vancouver’s beauty in the springtime. Not twenty minutes after Aphrodite stepped out of the shower, the skies opened—and stayed open. Rain and sleet threatened to ruin her gorgeous Louboutin pumps, ravenous winds destroyed her blown-out hair, and thunder made the car windows rattle. Loki seemed unperturbed by the weather; it wasn’t like the rain could make his hair look any less slicked back. She shot him a somewhat bitter look, but he missed it, his eyes on the road.

Still, he looked quite fetching, and she knew it was on purpose. He’d sent for his jacket to be ironed againafter their tryst, and even removed the two studs in his ears. He’d donned a pricey wristwatch and polished leather shoes. To bring the whole look together, he’d smoothed down his wild hair and tied it in place. If she didn’t know any better, the man next to her could have been royalty—or at least an investment banker, which was practically the same in some circles. Her attraction heightened seeing him so well-kept, her lust revving up again with a mind of its own. It took every ounce of self-restraint not to ruin either of their outfits by climbing onto him just before they left.

And oh, how she’d desperately wanted to.

Aphrodite huffed miserably, brushing the rainwater off her coat and onto the seat of their rental car. It was absurd that neither of them had an umbrella, and even more ludicrous that the front desk staff didn’t have one to lend on hand. But at least her dress wasn’t sullied. She pulled down the visor and pushed the mirror cover aside. Loki groaned when she turned on the little light above the dashboard, and she batted his hand away when he tried to turn it off.

“You look fine.”

She shook her head, running her pinky under her eyelids to fix the slightly smudged eyeliner. “You were the one who made such a fuss about how I look tonight. You can’t be annoyed with me for doing the same thing.”

“I can’t see the road with the light on the window—”

“Well, it’s not like we’d actually die in a car crash, would we?” She ducked down to find the lipstick in her clutch. After running it along her lips twice, she puckered them, fixed them with a finger, and then switched the light off.

Loki reached for the radio.

She’d chosen black attire to match Loki, the only hint of colour coming from the red on her lips and the bottoms of her shoes. Her dress was fitted yet conservative: a high neckline, cut-off at mid-thigh, and sleeves to her elbows. Overall, Aphrodite thought she looked tantalizing. Loki had merely given her a nod of approval.

She’d never admit how much it bothered her that he didn’t openly drool over her, especially when she’d put effort into her look.

The rental car eventually slowed at a cul-de-sac, and Aphrodite did a quick sweep of the area—well, what she could see through the curtain of rain, anyway. It was an ostentatious neighbourhood in West Vancouver, one with perfectly trimmed hedges and an obscene amount of lawn between each house. The streetlights gave off a warm yellow glow, similar to the bedside lamps in their hotel room, and Aphrodite assumed this would be a comfortable area to raise a family in.

However, she guessed she’d smell the marital discord as soon as she stepped out of the car; that was always the way in these sorts of places. Hera would be more adept at finding a solution, surely, while Aphrodite was more inclined to revel in the stink of lust and jealousy.

“Now, when we’re in there, don’t be afraid to use those legs,” Loki instructed, placing a hand on her damp knee. “They look very nice in that dress.”

Ah, so he was capable of a compliment. She licked her lips and re-crossed her legs, shifting them out of his reach.

“Would you give that same instruction if your partner was a man?” She raised an eyebrow at him defiantly.

He chuckled. “If he had legs like yours, of course.”

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Meet the Author

Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn’t writing about her own snarky characters, she is ghostwriting romance novellas, working on her fanfiction, loitering on social media, or selling tickets at a theatre.

As a freelance ghostwriter, she has written eleven romance novellas, eight of which have been published and are doing well. She loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.

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Trusting Gibson for K.L.Shandwick’s Cover Reveal 2/12/15

‘Heart Strings can only truly be tugged by music” ~Gibson Barclay

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Taking a chance on Gibson Barclay was something Chloe never envisaged in her future when she was in college. Years later, she found herself thrown into his world with no immediate way out. She knew that trying to be the girlfriend of Gibson Barclay would come at a price. Was she capable of trusting him with his notorious womanising reputation and temptation only a heartbeat away? Chloe was still dealing with her own dark event, and with the media constantly thirsty for new information about Gibson and his life, it meant Chloe would constantly watching over her shoulder, fearful of her past rearing its ugly head again. Gibson promised to protect Chloe, but how could he keep her safe from the past that still haunts her with his life in the spotlight? When Gibson’s trust is put to the test how will he react?.







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Gibson Barclay has been famous for almost seven years and he’s only twenty four. 
Seldom does anyone pick up a magazine, newspaper or watch a television entertainment show, without seeing his image or reading about his promiscuous antics . He had no need to court publicity with his magnetic charm and charismatic ways; when he chooses to cooperate that is. Shrugging off the advice of publicists and image consultants, Gibson makes no excuses for who he is, and with no ties,he answers to no one about how he chooses to live his life. 
From teenage musician to twenties mega rock star, Gibson has seen and done it all. Women fantasize about him and men envy his rock scene, womanizing lifestyle. Only one person ever made Gibson feel uncomfortable about the way he lived his live. No one ever said no to him that he can remember, although there was two minute events that he has never been able to shake from his mind. Both of those events involved the way Chloe Jenner looked at him. It was something and nothing, but for him, the impact haunted him. In the strangest twist of fate, something so wildly obscure occurred, that set his mind ablaze with the memory of that small encounter.
Like all women, Chloe found Gibson striking and had even shared with her friends, her own guilty fantasy about him. Fantasy and reality were poles apart and Chloe believed that Gibson Barclay never even knew that she existed. 
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K. L. Shandwick lives on the outskirts of London. She started writing after a challenge by a friend when she commented on a book she read. The result of this was “The Everything Trilogy.” Her background has been mainly in the health and social care sector in the U.K. She is still currently a freelance or self- employed professional in this field. Her books tend to focus on the relationships of the main characters. Writing is a form of escapism for her and she is just as excited to find out where her characters take her as she is when she reads another author’s work.

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