Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#NEW RELEASE: STILL WATER by Justin R. Macumber

Hey there and Happy Wednesday! I know scary stories aren't my usual genre, but I've been delving in to the dark side of things lately (come back Friday for a review of the last spooky tale I read, THE SEER'S LOVER!)

I'm stocking my e-reader for vacation next week and adding this new creepy story from Justin R. Macumber. I met him through an author group and this story sounds like an awesome read (as long as the lights are on!) I mean, I LOVE the cover, and check out this back-of-book blurb:
 Coal is the hard, black heart of the mountain town of Stillwater, West Virginia, but far beneath it lies something much darker, an evil beyond time, waiting to rise and bathe the world in blood and fire once more. When unwitting miners dig into its tomb, only Kyle - Stillwater's prodigal son - and paranormal investigator Maya stand between humanity and Hell. Time is short and evil runs deep in… STILL WATER.
Find it on AMAZON in e-book or paperback



About the Author:
Justin Macumber is the author of Amazon Bestsellers HAYWIRE (Gryphonwood Press) and A MINOR MAGIC (Crescent Moon Press). When he is not hard at work on his next novel he co-hosts the Dead Robots’ Society podcast. He is also a co-host and reviewer for the popular Hollywood Outsider podcast, which is located at thehollywoodoutsider.com. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with a crazy pack of dogs and cats that run them ragged.

For more information: www.justinmacumber.com
Follow Justin R. Macumber on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustinRMacumber


ABOUT THE BOOK:
STILL WATER by JUSTIN R. MACUMBER
Published by Gryphonwood Press
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-940095-15-8
Also available in ebook and forthcoming in audiobook.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How Do You Celebrate Earth Day?


Days like this, I'm glad my daughter is still a Girl Scout.

Over the weekend, her Cadette troop participated in an Americorp-sponsored Day of Service, celebrating Earth Day and the natural beauty of Cape Cod. In other words, it was time for the annual canal clean-up.

The Cape Cod Canal cuts straight across the top of the Cape, from north to south and from Bourne through to Sandwich, connecting Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south.

Along both sides there are recreational trails for walkers, bikers, fishermen, dogs, kids, families... to be honest, my family has never utilized this area before, and only been to the canal on class trips or for various camps at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus, which is situated where the canal spills into Buzzards Bay.

For several hours, we hiked along the canal paths, picking up trash along the edges of the path and from the rocks along the canal banks. On the map, our group worked the stretch on the northern bank, from a little east of the railroad bridge all the way to the Bourne bridge.

The girls complained on the drive there (too early, too tired, too much fresh air) but once they had their t-shirts and blue plastic gloves, they were off. Filling bags with litter, laughing at silly jokes, taking selfies under the bridge, and singing at the top of their lungs.

In short, they had a great time doing a good deed.

So how about you? How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?

Monday, April 21, 2014

COMING NEXT WEEK: COVER REVEAL for BLOOD OF A MERMAID by Katie O'Sullivan

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My latest mermaid book - BLOOD OF A MERMAID - will be released next month, and I've just seen the final version of the cover at... Oh. My. God. I'm in love...again. I think the amazing Jeannie Ruesch has outdone herself!

The Cover Reveal is slated for May 1st - if you'd like to help me spread the word, leave a comment below or send me an email to katie.osullivan (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'd love to have some help getting this gorgeous cover noticed!!!

The second book in the series features some of the same characters from the first book, as well as introducing some new faces and places. Kae and Hailey both have larger roles to play, and Shea is learning the hard way just how complicated relationships can be, both above and below the ocean.

The back-of-the-book blurb reads like this:
Mermaid blood.

When Shea MacNamara fell into the ocean for the first time, he found he could breathe underwater. The son of a mermaid, the sea is in his blood. Literally. The best part of Shea’s new life? His girlfriend Kae, who also happens to be a beautiful mermaid.

But darkness lurks under the sea. When evil mermen kidnap Kae, the king reminds Shea that having royal blood means making tough choices. 

An Arctic dungeon, a fiery plane crash, the legendary halls of Atlantis…and narwhals?

Having mermaid blood just got a lot more complicated.


The book will be available in May, with more news on release parties (and Giveaways!) coming soon. Be forewarned, my son is graduating from high school at the beginning of June, and headed off to the Air Force Academy at the end of that month, so bear with me.  

And...woohoo!