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4 for Friday October Blitz – Presented by Month9Books with Giveaway
to the 4 for Friday
BlitzforPredator by Janice Gable Bashman, Into the Fire by
Ashelyn Drake, Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman, and The Emissary by Kristal Shaff,
to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
“Predator is a fast-paced, creepy
page-turner! Bashman had me at the opening sentence and she’s still got me. I
Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling
Author, The Rules
The hunt is on!
Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must
inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become
a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team
of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.
When Bree went with her scientist father to
Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never
expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never
expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in
nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural
curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues
his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons
program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into
unstoppable killing machines.
Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a
visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of
them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more
dangerous hunter to save them all.
Predator gives the werewolf legend a couple
of new spins by introducing the Benandanti (an actual folkloric belief that
certain families of Italy and Livonia were werewolves who fought against evil),
as well as a modern scientific approach to mutation and the science of
Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker
nominated author of Wanted Undead or Alive and Predator. She is managing editor
of the The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ ezine). Janice
lives with her family in the Philadelphia area, where she at work on her next
novel. Visit her at janicegablebashman.com.
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a
perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is
inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no
boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As
the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the
But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a
member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and
her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life
up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another..
But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.
A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s
determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once
and for all.
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young
Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand
or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time
with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing
set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by
Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Arabella Holmes was born different and
raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn’t fit the role of a
proper 1900′s lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and
landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella’s dream;
she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a
Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum
with a double assignment–to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to
watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to
speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.
But this is no time for child’s play. The
two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a
Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught
in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the
bones from a Neanderthal … or are they living proof of fallen angels, who
supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?
Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover
they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is
dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order
to survive and uncover the truth.
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania,
Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her
passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real
life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome.
Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her
interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in
underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on
the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to
online journal The Age of Autism.
For hundreds of years, dark clouds covered
the skies of Adamah, and an ageless king ruled. Those who emerged with one of
six extraordinary Shay powers were forced into the king’s army, an unmatched
force with inhuman Strength, Speed, Accuracy, Perception, Empathy, and Healing.
With the army behind him, the king—a man who wields all six abilities—was
invincible and unquestioned in his rule. To most, serving the king was an
honor. But for others, it was a fate worse than death.
When seventeen-year-old Nolan Trividar
witnesses the transformation of his brother from kind to cruel after entering
the king’s army, he vows never to follow the same path.
So when his own power—the Shay of
Accuracy—comes upon him at the Tournament of Awakening, Nolan conceals his
emergence instead of joining the king’s ranks. For years, he traitorously hides
his power, pretending to be only a gifted scribe. But when Nolan comes face
-to-face with a deserter, the man discovers his secret.
To evade detection and a death sentence,
Nolan escapes with the deserter and flees into a night filled with dark
creatures who steal both powers and souls. He joins a resistance, a village
hidden deep in the forest, filled with others who secretly wield a Shay. But
his peace is short-lived when they discover that the dark clouds, undead
creatures, their own decreasing powers, and even the king, are all connected.
Kristal Shaff grew up with books (and used
to drive her mom crazy when she wouldn’t leave the library); her first job was
even shelving books at the library. She loves anything creative, and you can
often find her exploring strange and fantastical worlds in her choices of
movies and fantasy fiction. Kristal resides in Iowa with her farmer husband,
numerous pets, and 3 awesome kids (plus one more on the way though the
journey of adoption). When she isn’t writing, she is a professional face
painter who enjoys making children smile.