The Cursed Lands ‘I Love YA Scavenger Hunt’ is On!

Welcome to my tour stop on the I ❤️ YA Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the authors of Cursed Lands! This is the FINAL stop on the hunt! So, be sure to look for the secret word below to complete the entry and enter to win!

All the hunt rules are on the main website: http://cursedlandsboxedset.com/scavengerhunt/. But a quick reminder: Find the secret word in BOLD in my blog post below and string it together with the words from all the other hunt stops to win the grand prize $100 Amazon Gift card!

*OPTIONAL: I’m also hosting another giveaway, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of my post for your chance to win!

This massive scavenger hunt will be your chance to meet some new YA and NA authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! In addition to a $100 grand prize, many of the authors will be offering free books and other prizes!

HOW TO PLAY

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: CURSED.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in the correct order (laid out below), write down the special keywords in their blog post to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret story on the Cursed Lands website.

There will be one main giveaway for the Grand Prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, gift cards, or author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword!!!

TIMELINE

Participating authors will have their post up with their secret keyword, giveaway, and behind the scenes info about their Cursed Lands story by February 1! Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize. The last day to complete the hunt and enter to win the Grand Prize is February 14!

SCAVENGER HUNT MAP

  1. Kim Cresswell
  2. M.K. Chester
  3. Emma Hamm
  4. Claire Luana
  5. Dorothy Dreyer
  6. Elle Scott
  7. A.J. Flowers
  8. Krista Street
  9. Alison Ingleby
  10. Angela Kulig
  11. B. Kristin McMichael
  12. Jenna Lee
  13. Char Webster
  14. K.A. Parkinson
  15. J.L. Myers
  16. Steven Whibley
  17. Michael J. Allen
  18. Lee French
  19. Candace Osmond
  20. Cursed Lands site-ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZE!

First, a little bit about my title in the Cursed Lands box set, Iron & Wine!

Three mythical races. Decades of ancient war. And the love of one girl to save them all.

Going to college was supposed to open new doors for art student Avery Quinn. She just didn’t think one of those doors would be the gateway to another world, a hidden universe full of mythical creatures beyond the realm of belief, cloaked by modern day.

With an evil fairy Hell-bent on her demise and decades of a mythical war coming to fruition…Avery must find a way to help her magical friends end the ancient feud before the effects spill over into her own world.

But when the love of a gorgeous Australian vampire turns her life upside down, Avery finds her heart hanging in the balance…as well as her humanity.

Fans of HOLLY BLACK and MELISSA MARR Will Fall in Love with The Iron World Series!

About the Cursed Lands Box Set

Mysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness…

Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and even A PRINCE fight for survival.

Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you’ll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors.

Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

One-click today to indulge in over 100 hours of bewitching young adult and new adult reads in this epic limited time collection.

Reserve your copy for the special pre-order price of only $0.99 right here!

Did you catch my secret word for the scavenger hunt?? If not, scroll back up and search again! Have fun and I hope you win!

Special Edition Iron & Wine Found Exclusively Inside Cursed Lands!

I’ve been writing and publishing for over a decade and with those whirlwind ten years came 12 published novels, endless short stories, 6 screenplays, 2 awards, International accolade, and a full-time freelance writing career. I’ve taken all the necessary steps in order to become a real-life writer. But, like anything in life, it all starts somewhere, right?

For me, that start was Iron & Wine. It’s the first book in my Iron World Series, and the very first book I ever had published. It’s an Urban Fantasy Romance about the ancient politics of Faerie and the mythological world of creatures that live hidden all around us. Vampires, shapeshifters, trolls, witches, you name it. The series has it all.

I gained my first readers with this book. My first reviews. Got my ‘sea legs’ when it came to indie publishing. But I began writing it when I was a teenager, and it’s been nearly 10 years since it’s first released. It deserves a fresh overhaul to update the story, tighten up the writing, and refresh the face with a brand-new cover.

Which is why the Special Edition of Iron & Wine is going to be released inside Cursed Lands, a gorgeous Urban Fantasy collection of over 20+ novels written by Award-Winning and Bestselling Authors!

I could have launched the new passion project for $0.99 to the world and readers would have been happy with all the extra bonus content. But why not offer it at that price but along with 20+ other full-length novels for readers to enjoy? It’s like you’re buying Iron & Wine for a dollar and getting all the other books for FREE!

So, what exactly are you getting with the Cursed Lands Collection that releases May 7th?

Summary:

Three mythical races. Decades of ancient war. And the love of one girl to save them all.

Going to college was supposed to open new doors for art student Avery Quinn. She just didn’t think one of those doors would be the gateway to another world, a hidden universe full of mythical creatures beyond the realm of belief, cloaked by modern day.

With an evil fairy Hell-bent on her demise and decades of a mythical war coming to fruition…Avery must find a way to help her magical friends end the ancient feud before the effects spill over into her own world.

But when the love of a gorgeous Australian vampire turns her life upside down, Avery finds her heart hanging in the balance…as well as her humanity.

Fans of HOLLY BLACK and MELISSA MARR Will Fall in Love with The Iron World Series!

Click here to pre-order the Special Edition of Iron & Wine in Cursed Lands right now!

But, wait! That’s not all! When you pre-order Cursed Lands for the awesome $0.99 price you get the Special Edition version of Iron & Wine and the bonus content, 20+ other novels by amazing authors, PLUS…15 totally FREE books right now! Just a thank you from the Cursed Lands authors and a little something to tie you over to May 7th!

Get your 15 FREE books right here!

Halloween Rite to Reign Scavenger Hunt!

It’s my favourite time of year…Fall! I mean, what’s NOT to love? The warm colors, the crisp Autumn air, the scent of pumpkins and cinnamon and spice. Don’t even get e started on comfy boots and knitted scarves. I could go on for days.

But one of the very BEST things about Fall…

Halloween!

This year I’ve teamed up with a whole pack of authors to create a collection of witchy stories. Rite to Reign is an anthology packed with 25 full length books, each one with a central theme of witches and sorcerers.

My contribution to the collection is Reigning Magicks, co-authored with my writer bestie JJ King and follows the tale of Princess Ashlynn, heir to the Irish Clan Kavanaugh throne. It starts out set in the 1700s, with a backdrop of Irish and Scottish lore, but we’ve created a hidden realm where these characters exist outside of the normal world. Kind of like Harry Potter but with epic witches and fiery feuds between clans.

So, What’s It About?

In order to maintain a shaky peace treaty, Conal Kavanaugh promises his oldest daughter’s hand in marriage to the rival Scottish clan. But Ashlynn will have nothing of it. Desperate, she performs an ancient spell to bring peace to her people without having to marry the Laird Bricagos. But, of course, the spell goes awry, and Ashlynn is sent to the future where she stumbles into the hands of a gypsy prince and warlock, Cian.

Together, they figure out what became of her people and search for a way to send Ashlynn back, but find themselves drawn to one another with each passing minute. Could it be the spell working its magic? Or maybe the only way to bring peace to her people was to remove Princess Ashlynn from the equation altogether. But where does that leave her? Lost and stranded in the future where rival clans are still fighting for power, only this time…her heart is on the line.

Preorder your copy of Rite to Reign where you will exclusively find our story Reigning Magicks! It’s on sale right now for just $0.99! Reserve yours here!

The Hunt

Now, let’s get to the real reason why you’re here. The scavenger hunt! I’m giving away this super cute witchy ring to one lucky winner! All you have to do is fill out the form below and you’ll be entered to win! It’s open to US and Canadian residents. 

ENTER HERE!

For a map of each stop on the hunt and to win more prizes, click here!

And, to keep the fun Halloween scavenger hunt going, click here to visit the next author’s giveaway! Good luck and Happy Halloween!

Let’s Talk About WITCHES!

With Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, just around the corner, let’s have a chat about all things witches. If you’re someone like me who looks at the books, TV, and movies in a “big picture” kinda way, then you’ve probably already predicted the next BIG trend. And, yes, it’s most definitely witches.

Witches in Film

On the small screen, we’re seeing reboots of classics like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed. Not to mention the recently announced reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer which we all know has the beloved character Willow! I’ll be eagerly watching to see how they portray such an iconic character.

Then, new shows like A Discovery of Witches, based on the Bestselling books by Deborah Harkness.

In movies, we’re seeing all kinds of witchy related goodness! Just peruse the Netflix library to see for yourself. But I’m most excited for the announcement of The Craft remake.

Witches in Books

There’s so much good stuff out there to watch if you’re a love of the Paranormal and Fantasy genres, especially with a witchy theme. But did you know that most ideas come from books? That’s right. All the really good stuff starts with a good witchy read. A popular series. A Bestseller. So, be sure to scoop up any new books about witches because it just might be the next big thing to reach the screen!

How Do I Fit in to This?

My author bestie, JJ King, and I spent all year writing a Time Travel Fantasy Romance about a powerful Celtic Witch Princess who tries to escape an arranged marriage to a Scottish Sorcerer. Ashlynn attempts an ancient spell and accidentally throws herself to the future where she lands in the hands of a handsome Romani prince and powerful sorcerer named Cian. It’s called Reigning Magicks and will be found exclusively in the upcoming Rite to Reign collection in December! We’re both so excited to be joining 25 other amazing authors in this awesome project!

Preorder your 25 books right now and reserve the special $0.99 price! Click here!

The Best Collection of Witchy Stories: Rite to Reign

Rite to Reign is a collection of 25 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories and has been my passion project this year. Partnering with my author bestie, JJ Jing, we sat down and created one of our best stories to date! I’m serious, guys. Reigning Magicks is our contribution to the collection and it follows the story of a powerful Celtic princess and heir to the clan Kavanaugh kingdom. When she seeks a way out of an arranged marriage, she accidently throws herself to present day and in the hands of a handsome Gypsy prince named Cian.

Wanna Read a Snippet from Our Story?

“How could you? How could Father?”

“It’s for the good of the people, darling,” Aoife insisted, her expression remaining staid.

Ashlynn exhaled, trying to find her balance. “I do not require a man to help me rule our people,” she argued, trying to sound rational, even though her rage still flourished inside. “I am far more capable than any man or woman in the clan. You know it as true a I do.”

“Be that as it may,” Aoife replied, inclining her head, “your father and I must consider our people before your feelings and if you were thinking with the heart of a ruler, which,” she arched a delicate eyebrow, “you should be, you would see the logic in this arrangement.”

“Arrangement?” Ashlynn shook her head in frustration. “Let us call it for what it is, Mother. I’m to be sold off like cattle to the Scots so that you and our people,” she spit the words out, “can continue the lives they’ve grown accustomed to. You would sacrifice me to the savages and then demand me smile prettily as I am carted off into the wilderness. You ask too much.”

PREORDER YOUR COPY OF RITE TO REIGN HERE!

Reigning Magicks is just ONE of the 25 amazing books found inside this wickedly good anthology. And 25 full length books for just a dollar is a steal of a deal! Be sure to pre-order yours today and be the first to read when it comes out in December!

Wait! There’s More!

The Rite to Reign authors have put together a cornucopia of goodies for you! Read on to find your freebies, join the hunt, and party with us!

Join the Hunt

The Rite to Reign Scavenger Hunt has a new author, blog, and prize EVERY SINGLE DAY in October! Click here to find all the goodies!

Come Party with Us!

The Rite to reign party room has been hoppin’ for weeks now! We’ve got games and prizes daily, PLUS a huge prize for every member threshold met. We’re so close to the next threshold with a prize of a signed paperback combo! The final prize will be an Amazon Echo! Join here!

Get Your FREE Gift!

The authors of Rite to Reign have put together this awesome FREE gift for readers who have graciously pre-ordered the anthology! The Book of Spells is packed full of witchy goodness and is totally FREE! If you’ve pre-ordered your $0.99 copy of Rite Reign then scoop up your gift right here!

And that’s about it, folks! Like I mentioned earlier, Rite to Reign is a passion project and I embarked on this amazing journey in hopes of hitting the USA TODAY list. In fact, that the goal of all 25 authors in the set. EVERY share counts. EVERY pre-order is one step toward reaching that dream. If you love Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and wicked good deals, then PLEASE pre-order Rite to Reign for just $0.99! Just be sure to take advantage of all the amazing goodies we’ve whipped up for readers, too!

 

Double, Double, Toil & Trouble for iBooks Readers!

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With Summer ending and Fall coming over the horizon, I thought it would be a great time to talk about my next project following Dark Tides! Anyone who’s been following my work for the past few years are well aware of my love for all things witchy! So, I’m super excited to be co-writing a book with my author bestie JJ King!

About Reigning Magicks

Reigning Magicks is a Time Travel Fantasy Romance about a young woman named Aislinn Cavanaugh, heir to the Celtic Clan and fledgling witch. In attempt to escape her fate of being married off to the Scots, Aislinn seeks the help of an ancient Seer to tap into some long lost magick. When the spell goes awry, Aislinn is brought to the future where she’s thrown in the midst of what became of her people and the new wars they’ve waged.

And, of course, there’s a love interest to keep that romantic element (insert winky face here)

Where to Get Yours

Reigning Magicks can be found exclusively inside the Rite to Reign box set and comes out on Dec. 11th. But right now, you can preorder it for just a dollar! But this project is particularly important to me. Wanna know why? Because it’s my big push to attain my dream of getting my letters aka USA Today, NYT, WSJ, etc. I want those coveted letters in front of my name and 2018 is the year to do it.

If you love Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Romance about powerful witches, fallen kingdoms, and wicked sorcerers, then pretty please consider reserving your copy for just $0.99. You’d not only get 25 full length books by Bestselling, Award-Winning Authors, you’d also be helping my dream come true.

For iBooks readers, you can snag yours on iTunes, but it is available across other retailers like Kobo, Nook, and Amazon (on Sept. 11th).

Preorder yours here!     

Join the party room here and win awesome prizes!