Monthly Archives: October 2019

#BlogTour #Excerpt #TheHauntingAtParadiseHouse bykillian Wolf | @Killian_Wolf22 @rararesources

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The Haunting at Paradise House
If you were given the chance to become a powerful sorceress, would you leave behind everything you thought you knew?
When Addison is offered the position of her dreams through a mysterious phone call, she rises to the occasion and moves to the Florida Keys to a mansion called Paradise House. Footsteps from playful ghosts, a room of killer dolls, and an all too intelligent owl lead her to the mysteries that lie within the walls, to reveal the true reason behind her invitation. When dark forces get a hold of her and her patient, Addison is left with no choice but to take extreme measures to protect the ones she loves. Will Addison be able to acquire the necessary skills fast enough in order to protect her patient, and defeat the evil entities that thrive in the mansion?

Purchase Links
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Haunting-Paradise-House-Reapers-Veil-ebook/dp/B07YSX85V5/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-haunting-at-paradise-house-killian-wolf/1132250095?ean=2940161216682

https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-haunting-at-paradise-house

Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRH2NEPDBU

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Killian Wolf is a Miami, FL native who enjoys pirates, rum, and skulls as much as she loves writing about dark magick and sorcerers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology and a Master of Science in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy.

Killian writes books about obtaining magickal powers and stepping into other dimensions. She lives in England with her husband, a tornado of a cat, and the most timid snake you’d ever meet.

When she isn’t writing, you might find her at an Archaeological dig, rock climbing, or sipping on dark spiced rum while working on a painting.

Social Media Links –
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/killianwolf22/
Twitter- @Killian_Wolf22
Instagram- killian_wolf

Giveaway to Win a paperback copy of The Haunting at Paradise House (UK Only)

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Extract from “The Haunting at Paradise House,” book one of “Reapers of the Veil”
By Killian Wolf

There was movement on the blankets by her feet. She couldn’t move her neck to see what was crawling up her legs. It felt like sharp pins inching their way up her body. In a panic, she tried to shake them off but was still unable to move.
Then a heavy weight pressed down on her chest and an icy cold breath snarled close to her face.
Her breathing stalled. Addison tried opening her mouth to scream but her lips were frozen shut, and no sound would come. Her eyes were heavy, but she tried to squint in order to make out the figure in the blackness. It was too dark. Whatever it was moved in closer to her head and smelled her hair.
Addison shut her eyes again as tightly as she could, holding her breath. Her insides jolted, and she felt a sharp pain pressing down on her stomach. What was that? Knives? The feeling shifted swiftly, and she caught the sharp movement of claws and a tail by her feet. Her heart skipped a beat.
She tried again to move and scream, but it was no use.
“Dax,” she screamed inside her head.
The creature moved towards her again and closed its large claws down on her neck. She screamed silently, gasping for breath. Her esophagus closed as the creature tightened its grip. Her mind grew hazy and her heartbeat slowed.
Then something happened. The creature let go. She felt it release its pressure, but she still could not move. What’s happening?
A buzzing sound vibrated in her ears, growing louder and louder, sending her eardrums to the point of bursting. The bedroom spun uncontrollably around her.
Then, she lifted. Am I dying?
Trying to peer through the darkness, she looked for some sort of sign. The buzzing had finally stopped, and everything went silent. She ascended completely above her body, but there was no bright light.
It was still dark only now she could finally make out the details of the room. Her room. She was still there.
Addison could finally move again. She spun around, her arms wrapping around herself effortlessly. She felt lighter than a feather. Looking into the mirror in front of her bed, she saw herself, only it did not look like her. The person floating in the mirror before her was smaller than expected, like a floating ghost. Despite her bodiless form, she shivered. Am I dead?
She looked down at her hands. They were tiny, and blue. They left a trail that followed as she moved. Addison’s mouth dropped as she counted only four fingers in each hand.
Glancing down at the bed, her eyes widened at the hand lying beside her. She jumped, which almost sent her flying to the ceiling.
Who is that? She tried to nudge the hand, but it barely moved. It was heavy, stiff and cold. Addison gasped at the strange sensation. The hand beside her was hers. She looked down and saw her lifeless body lying on the bed, covered with scorpions. I died? How can I be dead?
It took her a moment to process the situation. There was being choked…then there was the paralysis…the beast. She turned again, slowly.
And there it was.
The first thing she noticed was its size despite it being almost as black as the room. Its chest was larger than her head. Its flaming red eyes burned with emptiness and wrath. It opened its elongated jaw to show its long sharp fangs, snarling at her. Its face was menacing. Too frightened to move, they stared at each other for a moment. Can it still hurt me?
The creature backed itself into position like a lion ready to pounce on its prey. That’s when she jolted back. Addison flew up to the ceiling and the beast darted after her. I can fly? I’m flying! Addison flew through the door and out of the room. She didn’t want to look behind her, so she hid in the first place she spotted, under a table behind the family room couch.
She closed her eyes and waited. If she had a pulse, she knew it would be off the charts right now. Oddly enough, she could still feel her heart beating. The silence surrounding her was intense. The house felt completely lifeless. She opened her eyes as if expecting the creature to have gone away. The room looked empty. Is it gone? Addison heard breathing coming from behind her. Oh no… She turned around hoping that it had been her imagination.
The creature was there, its mouth gaping. It licked his lips and leaped towards her.

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#BlogTour #Excerpt #TheGiftOfEvil by Frank Hinks | @talesofraimon #GiftOfEvilBook #DarkroomTours

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Gift of Evil by Frank Hinks

The Gift of Evil tells how Griselda the witch turned to evil when but a child. Number 19 in the Tales of Ramion, it is the first in a prequel series which follows the witch Griselda from birth and written to be enjoyed independently of previous stories. Sir Tancred Grunch wants an heir, but not a baby. When he decides to let his granddaughter stay with her parents until the age of five, the Princess of the Night (source of evil) screams in fury. Stupid man! By the age of five Griselda may be set in the path of good! The Princess sends birthday presents to ensure Griselda follows the path of evil.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47821231-the-gift-of-evil

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Evil-Tales-Ramion/dp/1909938297

I took the book sleeve of so I could see what was hiding underneath, have to say I do love the red and white contrast!

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By day, Frank Hinks is a prominent and well-respected Chancery QC based in London, with an international practice which includes Hong Kong, Cayman, Bermuda, BVI and the Bahamas. Outside his highly successful legal practice, Frank has always had a passion for storytelling. The Ramion adventures were inspired by the bedtime stories he would create every night for his own children. Wife taught not self-taught Frank developed his abilities as an artist under the critical gaze of his wife Susan Haire, fine artist, President of the London Group (founded 1913) and inspiration for the witch Griselda. Frank has produced over 600 full page gouache paintings for the Tales of Ramion series, assisted by his son Alexander (graduated Wimbledon College of Art with Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for best degree show). Frank works mainly in a small art studio off his room in Serle Court chambers in Lincoln’s Inn.

Website: https://www.ramion-books.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamionBooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramionbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talesoframion/

Let’s have a peek inside, shall we…

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#BlogTour #Review #LulusGuideToSpace | @SweetCherryPub @Darkroomtours #LulasGuideToSpace #ShaunTheSheep #DarkroomTours

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Lu-La’s Guide to Space

Official movie-tie in for the Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon.
Learn all about space with Lu-La! This guide is packed with interested facts, colourful images, stickers and posters.
Packed with scientific facts to inspire a love for space for inspiring young minds! Perfect for children aged 6+.

Information about the Book
Title: Lu-La’s Guide to Space
Release Date: 26th September 2019
Genre: MG
Page Count: 32
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guide-Space-Official-Shaun-Sheep/dp/1782265902/

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Official junior novel for the Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon

Shaun is an unusually clever sheep living on a northern English farm, but his life is far from boring!
Fascinated with what the humans are up to, Shaun always finds himself in trouble.

This is a must-read for fans of Shaun the Sheep and is the perfect tie-in for Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Faramaggedon.

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Official 2020 annual for the Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon

Shaun is an unusually clever sheep living on a northern English farm, but his life is far from boring!
Fascinated with what the humans are up to Shaun always finds himself in trouble.

Fans of the TV show will love interacting with Shaun and his flock, and this fun-packed annual is a great way to celebrate Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: Farmageddon.

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Search and find Shaun the Sheep in all of these fun locations!

Shaun is an unusually clever sheep living on a northern English farm, but his life is far from boring! Fascinated with what the humans are up to Shaun always finds himself in trouble.

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Oh my word!

Talk about taking me back to my childhood!!

I’m not sure who had more fun with these, the 4 year old or me?!!

Hats of to Sweet Cherry Publishing for producing these rather addictive books. They are bright, bold, colourful and page turningly awesome!

Lily-May loved Lu-La’s guide to space, especially the stickers in the back and the solar system poster which is currently stuck on her bedroom wall.

For The official film guide we broke it down into chapters. Only being 4 one chapter before bed was as long as the attention span lasted. She loves aliens so I knew she would enjoy this book, she even asked questions along the way.

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The Farmageddon Annual is stunning!

Its bright, bold colours have me mesmerised. There is so much detail in this book, Sweet Cherry have certainly thought of everything for this book. Puzzles, facts, posters, quizzes, drawings… the list is endless!

Lily-May has loved doing the mazes and spot the difference puzzles, she has her pencils at the ready for design you own sections (pics will be loaded onto instagram as and when she let’s me photograph her work)

And finally, the book that has caused many a giggle….. Where’s Shaun? The man in the stripy outfit eat your heart out! We have had hours of fun finding all the hidden pictures, the sheep on Tower Bridge is our favourite!

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Tour Schedule

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Monday 30th September
@caroleheidicfhw
@mumof2point5

Tuesday 1st October
@minireviewers

Wednesday 2nd October
@daydreamin_star

Thursday 3rd October
@irish_bookfairy

Friday 4th October
@beinguniquebooks
@donna_marie_r85

Saturday 5th October
@rebeccajlsk

Sunday 6th October
@mummyanndmex2

Monday 7th October
@thebookishfairyblog
@relentlesslypurple

Tuesday 8th October
@dough_nut81

Wednesday 9th October
@emmaarosaliine

Thursday 10th October
@mummysnowyowl

Friday 11th October
@crazycarneysmum
@emilys_book_corner

Saturday 12th October
@catskidschaos

Sunday 13th October
@smallhousebigtrips

#AuthorTakover – #SpaceDust by E. De Sousa

We have a wonderful treat for you today! Eloise De Sousa, the author of Space Dust is taking over…… so enough from me and over to Eloise!!!

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As this is my first blog tour, I’m really excited to be here and share my new children’s book, Space Dust, with you. Thank you, Nicola, for hosting me today.
Written under interesting circumstances and very little time, the book came into being after a chat with my local librarian. I met with her to enquire about starting a children’s writing workshop at the library. She, on the other hand, wanted an author to do reading sessions during the Summer Reading Challenge held over the six-week school break. With little hesitation, I agreed to do the story telling but thought, how much fun would it be to read a book that follows the theme of the Challenge? Hey presto, the book suddenly became an idea, a seed waiting to be planted. With less than two months to write, illustrate and publish the book before the Challenge began, I could feel the pressure of trying to create a book that would accommodate the wide age range of children attending the library events. Boring sentences containing vast amounts of information on space just didn’t work!
After my first attempt, I decided the best thing to do was ask the children at my school for feedback. What better group to do that than my Book Club! Ruthless and honest, they tore the book to shreds, leaving me feeling rather deflated. The book had to be scrapped.
After a gruelling day of teaching those delightful critics, I mentioned my epic fail to my son and one of the teachers passing my desk. In no time at all, we had a brain storming session and came up with various plots, themes and character profiles ready to entice even the strictest young critic. With new ideas fighting for prime position, I went home and started writing numerous drafts of the book, each one different in their attack but not strong enough to call them good.
Then, it happened. The dream. It whispered and whimpered in my sluggish brain, singing rhymes and telling tales in the early hours of the morning. I woke up with Little One’s voice crystal clear in my head; Big Ox’s bald patch shone in the sun in my mind and their story began.

Thank you for stopping by and finding out a bit more about this special story crafted for the local libraries to support their Summer Reading Challenge. Please click on the link below if you haven’t already ordered your copy of Space Dust.

Click here to order your copy of Space Dust.

Do send in your pics and reviews of the book, or any of the others. I’d love to share them with the rest of the readers.

Here is a list of my children’s books available now:

If you would like to find out more about my books or about me, please click on any of the links below:
Author Page
Amazon
Lulu
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Thank you for joining me. Tomorrow, we will be visiting Belinda Missen. See you there!