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#NewRelease ‘The Other Side of the Streets’

The Other Side of the Streets

Rio, Brasil has always been split in half. Marcos Martinez is from the half where homelessness and poverty is the norm. The son of a man who lived on the streets until he was adopted at the age of twelve, Marcos has made it his mission to defy the norm and make something of his life.

Gio Silvas knows only the lifestyle of the other side. A billionaire’s son, he’s a selfish, weak, narcissistic bully who thrives on hedonism, vibrant carnivals, and untold wealth—a lifestyle where the word “no” is not part of his vocabulary. When Gio falls for Marcos’ twin sister Caro, a hard life lesson is heading his way. Will he see the error of his ways and change, or will his love for Caro push him and her family past the point of no return?

Familiar characters await, along with new, to both entrance and appal in this third instalment of the Children from the Streets series. Come. It’s time. Carnival is upon us. Are you ready to return to the streets?


If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, you can pick them up below:

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A Boy from the Streets

2018 Boy kindleTwo babies abandoned at birth—one grows up in a life of privilege, the other in poverty.

On the 12th of September, 1981, twin boys are born in a Brasilian hospital and left to their fate as orphans. Jose is adopted by a couple who takes him to England, but the other isn’t so lucky. Pedro ends up on the streets of Rio, left to fend for himself in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Love and betrayal.

Twelve years later Jose’s family returns to Brasil, where he learns the truth about his adoption and his twin. Thinking his adoptive parents no longer want him, he runs away to find his brother. What follows will shake Jose to the core and shape the rest of his life—if he can survive.

Murder.

Jose isn’t the only one whose life will change. Pedro is offered an opportunity beyond any of his wildest dreams, but to keep it will mean the betrayal of someone he loves. This proves to be a far greater challenge than he anticipated when the orphan finds himself suddenly surrounded by family who, unfortunately, don’t all have good intentions.

Hopes and dreams.

A Boy from the Streets will tug at your heart-strings and have you rooting for the little guy as you follow the twists and turns this multi-continental tale takes.


Sins of the Father

2018 Sins kindleHaving seen first-hand the results of starvation, abuse, and murder, Carlos Suarez knows all too well that the streets of Rio are no place for a child to grow up.

Because of his own history and subsequent rescue from that poverty at the age of fifteen, he makes it his life’s work to ensure opportunities are available to the future generations of Brasil’s homeless children—but no matter how many kids Carlos saves, it’s never enough for him. 

Almost to the point of obsession.

Dedicated to his work, and haunted by his past, Carlos has never considered an intimate relationship with anyone, let alone another man, especially after that night. But when Fate throws him a curve ball, and his past comes screaming back threatening to destroy his future, Carlos will discover that redemption can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings, Sins of the Father is a story you won’t be able to put down.


About the Author Maria Gibbs

Maria PicI started reading and writing from an early age, it has always been my passion and my escape. There are so many worlds out there to discover and to create. I write in many genres, my mind is alive with thoughts and ideas so I allow them free release on paper. If I were to sum up what the common denominator is between my books, I would have to say they tug at the heartstrings – in the main. My reader’s tell me I’ve reduced them to tears. Inspiration comes in many forms and I grab it with greedy hands. I am predominantly a pantser, planning only when needed.

I work full-time but my dream is to be able to make a living from writing and be able to give my undivided time to releasing all the books that are floating around in my over-active brain.

When I’m not writing, I like reading, crafting, running, listening to music or riding my motorbike.

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New Release Sophie: Witch-Hunter

Sophie: Witch-Hunter

K.S. Marsden

Synopsis

Everyone will betray you…

Sophie has always had a high opinion of herself. She is smart, beautiful, and meant for something more than a mundane, human life.

From a young age she’s had to weigh duty against selfish desires. Her new friend Izzy starts to break down her carefully-constructed walls, and makes Sophie question everything she thought she knew.

With witch-hunters and witches vying for a place in her future, Sophie has to decide who she can trust.

This is a prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy, and contains spoilers from the very beginning.

Book Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S431WL9

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S431WL9

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42420592-sophie

As stated, this is not intended to be a stand-alone, and relies on knowledge of  the Witch-Hunter world. If you have not yet read The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), you can pick it up for FREE.


Goodreads Book Review

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 51 of my Goodreads Challenge 2019

***Warning this book contains some horrific scenes, so beware!***

I absolutely LOVE this book series and want to thank the author for my advanced reading copy. This is the second prequel to the Witch-Hunter Trilogy and does contain spoilers from the trilogy so it is highly recommended that you read The Shadow Rises, before finding out more about everybody’s favourite cold-hearted bitch SOPHIE.

Teenager Sophie Murphy is beautiful, arrogant and cocky. She is something very special amongst the witch community, although as yet she has not come into her full power being so young and still in training.

The witch council are trying to find the tool or key to unlock Sophie’s full potential but who can she trust? She has no friends, but does become close with Izzy a Wiccan who is in many of the same classes as Sophie at school. Izzy begs often to go to the events hosted by the witch’s community but Sophie always refuses. Wiccans are not seen in a favourable light by true witches.

Sadly Izzy sneaks to one of the events, and this will be her undoing. Sophie and her aunt have to give Izzy a potion to make her forget all she has seen. However, will the spell last or will there be dire consequences? Check out the story for yourself.

This is a wonderful addition to the Witch-Hunter Series I cannot wait to get my hands on a print copy to sit on my Book Shelf of Favourites.


The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1)

When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them… 

In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic.

Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.

As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.

Part one of the Witch-Hunter trilogy is Free to download from most ebook retailers.


About the author

My name is Kelly Sarah Marsden.

In the last ten years I have lived all over the UK; in London; Wales; Ireland.  But now I’m settled in my hometown of Doncaster, Yorkshire.

My first book: The Shadow Rises was published in January 2013.

The complete Witch-Hunter series is now available in ebook and paperback from Amazon and other online stores.

I currently work at a horse feed company; and train horses and riders in my spare time.

I’ve had a very interesting, changeable career to date.  I have been a horse-riding instructor; a cocktail waitress; and a professional stallion handler; amongst other things!

In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding, reading and writing… oh wait, that’s work again.

You can find Kelly at:

SOPHIE Book links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17972985-the-shadow-rises

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2TDaFBp

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2JwbPOx

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2MVK8g5

Smashwords: https://bit.ly/1F0pCQh

iTunes: https://apple.co/1AOiozb

Google Play: https://bit.ly/1DuvhLX

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2SnnNhD

Also available in Audiobook:

Audible US: https://adbl.co/2Od9NRe

Audible UK: https://adbl.co/2xfL1J9

Happy Reading

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Craggle Hill by E.A. Belle New Release

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Craggle Hill by E.A. Belle

Ebook: getbook.at/CraggleHill

Paperback: getbook.at/CraggleHillPaperback

Children’s Book age 7 – 12 years

At the top of Craggle Hill, in a village named Appleworth, there lived a woman called Eartha and her two cats, Hazel and Wart.

Now, it was no secret to the community of Appleworth that Eartha practiced herbal medicine. The fact that she could actually do real magic was always kept secret from the world and only ever practiced behind closed doors. She was what you would call a natural witch. And natural witches, like Eartha, used the earth’s resources and energy to help people who needed it. All that Appleworth knew, was that Eartha provided people with cures and remedies she’d made from the herbs and plants in her garden. You could always catch her tending to her luscious herb beds or boiling up some new concoction in her cauldron. Her door was always open to help anyone who needed it. Or at least, that’s how it used to be.

One day, after a series of vandalism and taunting towards her craft, Eartha decided to close her doors to the village. They’d taken her well-meaning practice and twisted it into being dark and evil. She wasn’t sure what had happened, or why the town had suddenly turned against her, but there was nothing she could do or say.

As the months passed by and the villagers’ disapproval towards her skills became worse, so did the taunting. And one night, after a second fire attack, Eartha decided to take serious measures and took to the garden with a spade and began to dig.

Three and a half weeks later, after endless mud flinging and hours and hours of back-breaking hard work, she stood back and observed. She smiled. She was safe. Surrounding her property now was a twelve-foot deep and wide ditch. The only way in or out was via broom… Or so she thought.

On All Hallows’ Eve, Eartha’s broom is stolen right from under her nose. Who did it and how she doesn’t know. But the one thing she does know is she is furious and finally ready to teach the people of Appleworth a lesson in manners.

For a witch without her broom, is a very mad witch indeed.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42110360-craggle-hill

Halloween Treats

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat: 50 Spooktacular Halloween Poems for Kids by E.A. Belle

Trick or Treat is a pick ‘n’ mix of sweet, funny, scary, and gross poems that are sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. So, open if you dare and see if you get a trick or a treat.


 

Spooky Stories & Terrifying Tales Spooky Storiesby E.A. Belle

Are you afraid of the dark? Do you shiver at the mere mention of ghosts? Do you hide behind your pillow when you watch a scary movie? If so, this book is NOT for you.

Inside the pages of this book, you will find five stories that are sure to leave you creeped out and sleeping with the light on for at least a week and a day. With stories of night stalkers in the woods, possessed puppets and scary babysitters, this is sure to get your blood pumping and every hair on your body standing to attention.

The decision to read on is yours. But remember… you’ve been warned.

Stories included:

The Clown with the Angry Face
The Tale of Timothy Thatcher
The Babysitter
Breakdown on Horton Hill
The Puppet from Aunt Patricia


Children’s Author E. A. Belle

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E.A.Belle is a children’s author and poet who believes that reading to and with your kids is one of the best bonding moments in life.

Belle lives in the rural county of Shropshire, England, and spends her days looking after her children and writing. 

 She is a wife, mother, wicked step-mother, lover of all things Halloween and a wannabe witch. 

 

Visit the website of E.A. Belle by clicking HERE

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Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse New Release

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Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse by Rose English

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One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.

On Midsummer’s Eve seals swim up onto the sand, shed their skin and transform into beautiful young women to give thanks to the mysterious Moon Goddess.

Lost in dance, no one notices a shimmering sealskin being stolen; leaving one beautiful Selkie trapped on the land forever.
Can an unlikely friend help her reclaim her skin, or is she destined to remain forever in human form?

‘Seal Mother’ – a magical Selkie tale of love, loss and deceit, told in verse. (Click image to enlarge)

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Buy Links

Amazon: http://viewbook.at/SealMother

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40745694-seal-mother—a-selkie-tale-in-verse

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About Rose English:

Rose English, author

Living on ‘England’s Green & Pleasant Land’, among the gentle rolling hills of the Herefordshire Countryside, Rose’s house is wall to wall books. She even has a ‘Leaning Tower of Paperbacks’.

Rose is a dreamer, preferring a simple & quiet life. Often spending time alone, although never lonely, being ever surrounded by great characters when lost in a good book. She loves theatre and the arts, adoring live performances on stage. Rose has very eclectic tastes.

Working as a school librarian, and sharing her love of books with children, was the best job she ever had. However, life moves on and another chapter was only a page turn away.

Author Links

Website: https://roseenglishukauthor.wordpress.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoseEnglish.UK.Author/

Twitter:  @RoseEnglishUK

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Chance to win either a signed copy of ‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’ or an eBook version.

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The winners were

Sandra B & Lisa S

Congratulations Ladies books will be in the post shortly

Finally a big thank you to all who participated.

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Release Day ‘Sins of the Father’ by Maria Gibbs

17th May 2018

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Sins of the Father

by

Maria Gibbs

Genre: Literary Fiction

Buy your copy of ‘Sins of the Father’ here

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Having seen first-hand the results of starvation, abuse, and murder, Carlos Suarez knows all too well that the streets of Rio are no place for a child to grow up.

Because of his own history and subsequent rescue from that poverty at the age of fifteen, he makes it his life’s work to ensure opportunities are available to the future generations of Brasil’s homeless children—but no matter how many kids Carlos saves, it’s never enough for him.

Almost to the point of obsession.

Dedicated to his work, and haunted by his past, Carlos has never considered an intimate relationship with anyone, let alone another man, especially after that night. But when Fate throws him a curve ball, and his past comes screaming back threatening to destroy his future, Carlos will discover that redemption can be found in the most unexpected of places.

Guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings, Sins of the Father is a story you won’t be able to put down.

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I write in many genres, my mind is alive with thoughts and ideas so I allow them free release on paper. Inspiration comes in many forms and I grab it with greedy hands. Writing has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. My most popular book so far is ‘A Boy from the Streets’ which is centred on twin babies orphaned at birth in Brazil, one baby is adopted into a life of luxury and the other abandoned into the poverty of the streets.

When I’m not writing, I like reading, listening to music or riding my motorbike.

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Cover Reveal ‘Bloody Ties’

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Title: Bloody Ties

Series: Bullets & Bloodlust

Authors: Claire Marta & Abrianna Denae

Release: Coming Soon

Genre: Dark/Mafia Paranormal

Add To Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39928585-bloody-ties

Cover Designer: Ampersand Book Covers

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Blurb:

Power. Prestige. Politics.

As heir to the coven over New York, Damien Rochester is ruthless and not afraid to do whatever it takes to protect his family.

While attending a masquerade hosted by a business associate he meets a masked woman who captivates him like no other.

Spoiled. Naïve. Alone.

The daughter of a rival coven leader, Ava Carr only wants one thing—freedom.

A rare night out has her crossing paths with the sexiest man she’s ever met. The brief encounter leaves them wanting more. One rash decision has them meeting once again—only this time it’s not so amicable.

Finding herself deep in enemy territory Ava’s lost in a world of politics and family ties. Her hard fought freedom and sanity are on the line. She needs to decide if Damien can be trusted or if this is a battle she has to conquer alone.

Damien finds himself in a complicated situation: burdened with the girl, he’s thrown into a war he’s not all that sure he can win. Or if she’s even worth fighting for.

Together the two could be a powerful force. But, tying themselves to one another might be just as deadly as facing their enemies alone.

***Due to strong language, violence, and explicit sexual interaction this book is recommended for readers 18 and up***.


About the Authors

Claire Marta

 

Claire Marta writes hot, suspenseful Paranormal romance. A native Brit, she live in Italy with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, she enjoys taking photos of her adoptive country, tries to stay fit with running and reads amazing books while being a stay at home mother.

 

Her other books include The Hunter Chronicles: Frostbite, Dark Desires, Claimed By Magic, The Serpent’s Kiss, Twitch.
The Ceasefire Series: The Devil You Know.

You can email her at Claire.marta@outlook.it

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clairemartabooks/


Abrianna Denae

Abrianna Denae is a twenty-one-year-old author living in Northern California. An English major, she has always had a passion for writing. Deciding to sit down and write one of the many stories that had plagued her mind for years was the easy part—finding the time to do it was a different story. Caffeine is her best friend, and sleep is her worst enemy. A lover of books that make the reader feel something, she tries to incorporate as much of her real-world views and feelings into her stories as she can.

Abrianna spends way too much time on Facebook.

You can find her here: http://www.facebook.com/abridenae

You can also email her: authorabridenae@gmail.com

Other books written by Abrianna: Forever (Destroyed By Love, Book One)

Coming Soon: A Love Story

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