*Spotlight* Whispers of Death by Alicia Rivoli

I had the pleasure of reviewing Alicia Rivoli‘s fantasy Enchantment series some time ago, with Mere Enchantment and Rings of Enchantment. Alicia is very creative and has a vivid imagination when it comes to fantasy, and so, although a darker theme, I am looking forward to reading her latest release, Whispers of Death!

Whispers of DeathTitle: Whispers of Death

Author: Alicia Rivoli

Genre: Fantasy paranormal, drama

Release date: September 2015

Length: 266 pages

Blurb: Haunted by Death, Amelia’s dreams feel ever so real with each passing night. Plagued by the sense of palpable fear, she continues forward with the demands of life at the forefront.

Death had been searching for just the right person that could help him regain his powers. After hundreds of years it seemed all hope was lost as those that died were now stuck in Limbo, forever suffering in pain and anguish. A ray of light appeared as a vision from a stranger led Death to Amelia, though making her a willing participant would prove to be difficult.

An endearing and supportive husband is something every woman would dream of and something Amelia has been blessed with, although nothing could have prepared them for what was about to take place. Their lives were turned upside down in the blink of an eye and their outlook of life, and death, forever changed.

A battle with Death can make one question even their most righteous desires, despite the fact that a common enemy had brought them together. Can Amelia ever find solace with her new knowledge or would death be the only thing that will bring her peace?

Journey on both sides of the veil as Amelia helps battle an evil that threatens to take away all that she has ever known and loved.

Excerpt teaser:

My heart beat wildly in my chest, I could feel the air around me go stale.  The taste of metal on my tongue alerted me to a static charge in the air.  A burst of lighting shot through the dark, followed by a thunderous boom.  I didn’t move.  Death stared at me, his dark skin matching his black cloak in the shadows.

 

   “Why are you here?” I asked bravely.

 

     His eyes grew even darker as he stared at me. “You already know why I am here.”  He walked closer, the air growing colder with his every step.

 

       I could see my breath in the air now.  The lighting streaked the sky above me, lighting the darkness, outlining the figure of the dark man.  He reached for me, his cold fingers traced down the bare skin on my arm.  The icy touch froze my blood, and my breathing became labored.  He was going to kill me.

alicia rivoliAuthor contact links:

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*Spotlight & Blog Tour* Chronicles of Ara: Perdition (Vol. 2) by Joel Eisenberg & Stephen Hillard

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Perdition_COMPLPETE (1)Title: Perdition (The Chronicles of Ara Volume 2)

Author: Joel Eisenberg & Stephen Hillard

Genre: Fantasy

Date released: November 15, 2015

Published by: Topos Books

Length: 480 pages

Blurb: At the conclusion of “The Chronicles of Ara: Creation”, Volume One of our eight-book series, the goddess Ara’s tragic plot is realized with what appears to be the end of the world. But nothing is ever as it appears. Nothing is ever that simple …

In Volume Two of the series, “Perdition”, we rewind the clock two years prior, when author Thomas McFee is engaged in a mystery upon the world’s discovery of “the catalyst of human inspiration.” That catalyst was, indeed, Ara, who has since been incarnated as the mortal Adriel.

As Thomas is away, another creator, Matthius Alexi, encounters the mysterious man known as “Brikke,” who discloses a tragic secret: Unless she is found and imminently killed by her father’s hand, Adriel will soon be taken and returned to the realm of the gods, thereby threatening the very existence of both human and immortal.

Meanwhile, through an exploration of the lives and darker works of authors Mary Shelley, Carlo Collodi and Robert Louis Stevenson, the prodigy known as ‘X’ is himself on the verge of solving the universe’s greatest mystery, a solution that will once and for all determine the steps necessary to pause the engagement of a new dawn of time and, from there, the gradual implosion of time and space …

When J.R.R. Tolkien is summoned to authenticate a recently-discovered “lost” book of Beowulf, events are set in motion that years later will unveil an imminent tragedy: The entirety of the world’s art and invention has been inspired by a corrupted muse, who has implanted a series of codes within the works of history’s most influential authors, warning of humanity’s end and a new dawn of time. Are the works of Tolkien, Poe, Shelley and many others victims of the corrupted muse, Ara?

 

Tolkien, lost art, arcane creations, and a corrupted muse. Fantasy lovers, get ready for some fun.”

– Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of “The President’s Shadow”

 

The Chronicles of Ara: Creation is sincerely unlike any novel I’ve ever read, an astounding tale of myth and art that hits the reader on a primal level and never lets go. This is exciting, addicting stuff folks.

You’re not going to know what hit you.”

– Gilbert Adler Producer: Superman Returns, Valkerie, Constantine

AUTHOR BIOS

JoelnewphotoJoel Eisenberg has been interested in the mechanics behind artistic creation, an ongoing theme of the Chronicles of Ara series, since he penned the nonfiction How to Survive a Day Job in 2004. Interviewing seventy-plus professional creatives, including celebrities from several artistic industries, he credits his “mentor in a box” tome with hastening the realization of his dad’s inspiring words from forty years ago. Writing a novel with similar objectives, much less a series, has been on his bucket list since.

Professionally, Joel has worked primarily in the movie and television industries as a writer and producer. The film he is most proud of, April Showers, which he executive produced, was based on the Columbine school shooting tragedy. He is a former special education teacher and supports school safety causes.

Joel lives with the only woman in the world who could put up with him, his wife, Lorie, and their rescue dog (repeating a not-so-subtle message there), Koko, in Los Angeles, California.

 

Stephen HillardStephen Hillard grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Grand Junction, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University, and also earned a degree in Philosophy at Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado. Before settling into his current career as a private equity entrepreneur, Steve was a teacher at Rikers Island Prison, a welder, a carpenter, and a practicing litigation attorney. He is the founder of Council Tree Investors, a private equity fund involved in the entertainment and telecom industries.

Steve has also been an active philanthropist, focusing primarily on higher education, as well as at-risk Latino and indigenous youth, at the Escuela Tlatelolco in Denver, Colorado. In 2011, Steve published Mirkwood: A Novel About JRR Tolkien, which sparked international controversy, became an Amazon Best Seller, received a national prize, and was subsequently published worldwide in Spanish by Grupo Planeta.

In addition to collaborative efforts with his partner, Joel Eisenberg, on The Chronicles of Ara, Steve is developing other projects. These include an untitled prequel to Mirkwood, Farway Canyon, a retro-horror graphic novel about radiation, blobs, and (of course) Cold War zombies, and KNOLL, a novel about JFK, Carlos Marcello, Elvis, the NSA, and Edward Snowden. He resides with his wife, Sharmaine, in San Antonio, Texas.

Joel and Steve can be contacted directly through their author page, www.eisenbergandhillard.com, or their “Ara” series page, www.chroniclesofara.com.

 

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Spotlight on Forever Doomed, by Mary Ann Kempher

Today’s Book Spotlight is on Mary Ann Kempher’s Romantic Suspense FOREVER DOOMED!

Scroll down to peek at the book blurb and cover, read an excerpt, check out the purchase links and find out about the author and her previous work.

book blurb

It’s not wise to wander the cruise ship Forever alone at night. You might not live to see daylight.

Detective Jack Harney agrees to do an old Army buddy a favor. Curt Noble had some personal business to attend to, he didn’t say what. What he did say was he needed someone to temporarily take over his duties as head of security on the struggling cruise ship Forever. Jack hesitates, but he owes Curt his life so agrees. He’s told the worst mischief he can expect to encounter will be the occasional shoplifter, or drunk. Instead, one week into the cruise, a beautiful red head and a member of the crew are ruthlessly murdered. Are the two murders connected? It’s up to Jack to find out. He must find the killer before the ship returns to Tampa’s port, or worse, before another dead body is found. This won’t be easy. The ship is old, it’s security systems outdated, and clues are few, or so it seems at first

It’s not just a sense of obligation that motivates Jack to agree to Curt’s request;

Jack moved thousands of miles, started over, and still can’t get Amy O’Brian out of his heart or mind. When she shows up on the ship, as part of a large wedding party, Jack must fight to stay focused. To make matters worse, Amy isn’t his only distraction; a sexy and mysterious woman has made it her mission to seduce Jack.

As the body count rises, and time slips away, Jack has to ask himself, “Did someone commit the perfect crime?”

forever doomed

maryann kempher

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excerpt

Jack watched Marni leave, torn. Did he think she’d killed Pam? No, but she was keeping something from him, something to do with Pam’s murder. He looked down at his arm, seeing her small hand. His heart was still beating hard. It had taken real effort to hide his feelings when she’d touched him. After a few minutes, he started walking, and was soon standing outside Marni’s cabin door. He hesitated. He told himself he was just going there to talk to her, to try to make her tell him what he sensed she was holding back. But that was a lie. He reached up and knocked. She opened the door wearing a towel.

“I was about to take a shower,” she said.

Jack didn’t respond. He walked into her room, shoving the door shut behind him. He took hold of her towel and pulled her tightly against his body, his mouth covering hers, his tongue searching for hers, his hands yanking the towel off and tossing it to the floor. He easily picked up Marni and carried her to the bed. She pulled his shirt up over his head, her hands running themselves through his thick chest hair. She reached for his belt buckle, undoing it slowly, her eyes watching his. Then she pulled his pants down and gasped.

Oh my.

about the author

MaryAnn Kempher loves to write mystery with a dash of romance. She spent her teen years spent living in Reno NV where her first book, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is set. The setting for her second book, Forever Doomed, was inspired by her love of the ocean. Her writing influences include favorite authors Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and Janet Evanovich. Her guilty pleasures include any and all sweets, including a good cup of Mocha. She is married with two children.

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Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date

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