Character Profile: The Striga from Sacrifice

(These character profiles are just a little something I’ve done from the prospective of an organization that makes a brief appearance in Sacrifice and will have a much larger presence in upcoming books in the series. I’ve take great care to not include any spoilers, but if I’ve missed any I apologize in advance.)File folder with blank label for text

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Organization: Striga Coven of the Southwest

Known Names: Arveda Corinthia, Meredith, Kara, Josephine, Adaline, Chloe
Sex: Female
Age: Unknown
Designation: Magick Users
Hair: Varies
Eyes: Varies
Description: Several reports state that the Striga can transform into large humanoid-like birds of prey. The Order has been unable to confirm these reports. Other sources claim that this is simply one of many illusions that the Striga use to frighten and intimidate humans.

Allies: Nico Lynch, Abigail Stine, Lobo (Last name unknown), Alexander Hardcastle, Nefarious Stevens
Enemies: John of Patmos, Rosalie Dei Caduti, Gabriel
Personal Motto: A Striga bows to no man.
Weapon of choice: Magick, preferably fire or electricity

Important information from The Order of Eternal Mercy:
The Striga, and most importantly their leader/mother Arveda, are ruthless magick users who see men as nothing more than walking/talking ATMs. Arveda’s plans have yet to be revealed to The Order of Eternal Mercy, but we are keeping tabs on several of their coven at the moment.
Most of the women live in Dusk, NM and are currently working with the excommunicated priest, Nico Lynch, and his accomplice, Abigail Stine, to stop the out flow of demons who are threatening mankind’s existence. Although as we’ve seen in the past Arveda has been known to double cross even her closest ally if it benefits her and her coven.

**Learn more about the Striga in Sacrifice (Revelations, Book One) by Mia Bishop available now on Amazon**

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Cover for Sacrifice

I finally have a cover and everything is in the bag and ready to go. Sacrifice is available for pre-order (for $1.99) and goes live on August 18, 2016 on Amazon!

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Sacrifice (Revelations, Book One) by Mia Bishop

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Pre-Order Now: http://amzn.to/2a5mA7l

Available: August 18, 2016

Blurb:

In the New Mexico desert evil is stirring. A lost man must protect everything he holds dear from the oncoming storm and a mysterious woman is the key.

A decade after being forced out of the priesthood, Nico Lynch spends his days drinking himself into an early grave and his nights hunting demons. His world is turned upside down when he is asked to help a local Striga Coven.

Abby shouldn’t have survived, but she did and that’s turning out to be one hell of a problem for Nico. The world he lives in is black and white. There has always been a clear definition between good and evil, right and wrong. Every moment he spends with Abby challenges him to see the world differently.

Mysterious forces have brought them together, pitting them against a demon army. Nico will either be the savior of mankind or the catalyst of the apocalypse and Abby’s fate rests in his hands.

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Abby and Nico from Sacrifice by Mia Bishop

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Meri from Sacrifice by Mia Bishop

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The Edge of Darkness Blog Tour: Top Ten by A.L. Kessler

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Top Ten Foods of an author…
When the deadlines get to calling, the author gets creative when it comes to fuel. Check out my top ten foods/Drinks while writing.

1) Coffee- Okay come on now, this one was a given.
2) Jimmy Johns- What can I say? It’s quick, they deliver, and I’m not required to call to order.
3) Marshmallows- What? Gotta get that sugar rush!
4) Arizona Green Tea- It helps that my local store sells the gallons for 2 for $5 for most the summer.
5) Anything that can be cooked in a crock pot- deadlines mean I want to spend less time at the stove cooking, the crock pot allows for this.
6) Pringles- I’m not required to touch them with my hand, leaving the key board cleaner. (What you’ve never tipped a Pringles can to eat the chips?)
7) Cold coffee- It’s hot here in the summer, iced, cold, or blended coffee is the way to go in the afternoon.
8) Chocolate-This one should also be a given…
9) Water- this is important when it’s so hot outside, that’s the only reason water made the list 😉
10) More coffee!

A pregnant Author’s Disclaimer about the coffee: Before anyone decides to lecture me on the dangers of drinking coffee while pregnant. The amount of coffee I consume in one day has been approved by my doctor and it is in moderation. Please do not worry. 🙂

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Title: Edge of Darkness

Series: Dark War Chronicles #5

Author: A.L. Kessler

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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An Original Vampire

Zaaren has spent the last three hundred years asleep and woke to a new world. He doesn’t expect was Lucius’ growth in power and his sister’s defiance. As Zaaren struggles to find where he fits in with Lucius’ plans, he chases a ghost from his past. But his plans change when he befriends a Hunter.

A Hunter

Crystal is no stranger to vampires, but the last thing she expected was to be trading information with an Original. Corruption within the Hunting Society leads her to a trail of betrayal and death. Her own past is catching up to her as she navigates dangerous waters.

In both Societies…things are about to change

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In the Light of the Moon (DWC #1) Kassity’s & Jaxon’s Book (FREE)

Dance in the Moonlight (DWC #2) Renee’s & Coran’s Book ($0.99)

On Torn Wings (DWC #3) Orion’s & Dani’s Book ($0.99)

Past Demons (DWC #4) Tegan’s & Kaden’s Book ($0.99)

DWC Shot Story Collection (Includes In the Shadows of the Moon DWC #4.5, Into the Night, DWC Hunters #0.5, and The Blood of Night, DWC Origins #1) Kassity & Jaxon, Isadora & Ayden, and Zaaren. ($0.99)

EdgeofDarknessAboutAuthorAbout A.L. Kessler

A.L. Kessler is the author of Dark War Chronicles. She dabbles in paranormal romance, steampunk and urban fantasy. Since she was a teenager she’s loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she’s not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, training a playful puppy named Zelda, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband, she’s either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles. For those who like things on the more spicy side, she leads a double life as Alexandra Webb.

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Dark War Chronicles

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Beyond the world of humans, a supernatural war rages on. Surrounded by secrets, power, and bloodshed the people of Lucius’ territory struggle to stay in control. With the looming threat of the Vampire Circle raising the Father of all Vampires, it’s every creature for himself — Choose your side.

Reading Order:

The Touch of Night (DWC #0.5) Note: This short story is not required to read to understand the over all arc of the story and is now only available in the boxset.

In the Light of the Moon (DWC #1) Kassity’s & Jaxon’s Book

Dance in the Moonlight (DWC #2) Renee’s & Coran’s Book

On Torn Wings (DWC #3) Orion’s & Dani’s Book

Past Demons (DWC #4) Tegan’s & Kaden’s Book
DWC Shot Story Collection (Includes In the Shadows of the Moon DWC #4.5, Into the Night, DWC Hunters #0.5, and The Blood of Night, DWC Origins #1) Kassity & Jaxon, Isadora & Ayden, and Zaaren.

The Edge of Darkness (DWC #5) Zaaren and Crystal’s book July 25th, 2016

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Here Witchy Witchy

Abigail Collins is the top of her department and handles the high profile cases that come to the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. Come join her adventures as she chases the bad guys while helping with crimes that don’t make it to the authorities.

Reading Order:

No More Black Magic-Book One
Deathly Magic-Book Two
(not available on Kindle Unlimited) Demon Days- A Case File of Abigail Collins Short Story, available in A Weird Thing Happened at the Bookfest Anthology

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Just a Little Death

When most kids go to college, they think freedom, excitement, and maybe they are just a bit terrified. My experience was different. In addition to getting to know the new roommate and some serious test anxiety, I found out I was the daughter of Death. But learning that three others and I are supposed to stop the apocalypse from happening was more than just a little terrifying. The world may be ending and angels, demons and horsemen have become part of my everyday life, things suddenly seem impossible. I am Sammy Zadkeil and I am a Child of the Apocalypse.

Pre-Order: Sacrifice by Mia Bishop (and Update)

2x6_bookmarkI’ve had another set-back with releasing Sacrifice, but as it turns out the set-back ended up being beneficial. I had planned on releasing it at the end of June, but a few weeks ago I threw out my back and ended up with a pinched sciatic nerve. The first week was unbearable. I wasn’t able to do anything and was sick from the pain. The thought of sitting in my chair and working on edits was the last thing on my mind. Week two was shaping up to be worse, but I managed to get in to an acupuncturist and by the time I left after the first session my pain had greatly diminished (but it was still painful). This caused me to run behind in my deadline of getting my manuscript to my editor for final edits.

After 3 sessions with the acupuncturist I am now able to sit for about 20 minutes at a time, so editing it getting back under way. But there is no way I’d be able to meet my June 30th deadline, so after much thought and discussion with my writing partner A.L. Kessler, I took some time to step back, and realized that I needed to let go of this idea of releasing in June and roll with the punches.

I pushed it almost a full 60 days back and this gives me time to carefully finish a couple of scenes that needed to be added, get it to my editor-and give her time enough to do the final edits, it also gives me time to get my cover, start a Thunderclap campaign, make Sacrifice available for pre-order, and do some proper marketing. It also allows me time to save money for a bit of swag for readers and also I can run a couple of giveaways while I wait.

So here is my big news, Sacrifice is now available for pre-order on Amazon. I’m doing a pre-order sale so if you order it between now and August 17th you’ll get it for $1.99. The book goes live on August 18th and the price will go up.

Here’s a couple of things I’d like to leave you with:

      1. Release Date: August 18, 2016
      2. ARC’s will be available in July for anyone who is interested in them.
      3. Sacrifice pre-order sale on Amazon only starting today! <Click here>
      4. I’m running a Facebook giveaway on my author page this week to give someone a 99¢ ebook on me. (Amazon GC)
      5. I have book trailer out! Here it is:
      6. I’ll be announcing new gift card giveaways on my Facebook Author Page and in my newsletter so don’t forget to subscribe to both.

Thanks for all of the support! I really appreciate it!

New Release- Endless Nightmare: The Origin of a Demon

Endless Nightmare: The Origin of a Demon

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Endless Nightmare: The Origins of a Demon by K. Margaret

Blurb:

One moment, one decision, can change a destiny forever.

All Empusa wanted was to grow up surrounded by the ones she loved, to cherish the world around her, and put a smile on every face she saw. The gods had other plans for her, however. A prophecy would tear her away from everything and everyone she ever knew and throw her into the pits of hell, itself.

Alone and abandoned, she will need to find the strength inside her she never knew existed. Because in order to survive, she will have to become what everyone fears and what everyone secretly wants.

Question is, what would Empusa do?

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Endless Nightmare: The Origins of a Demon by K. Margaret

Purchase Links:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Nightmare-Origin-Demon-Dreams-ebook/dp/B01FWXF996
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/endless-nightmare-k-margaret/1123827649
iBook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1115993494
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/313230713
Createspace: https://tsw.createspace.com/title/6261591

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Endless Nightmare: The Origins of a Demon by K. Margaret

Bio: K. Margaret is a paranormal romance author living in Georgia. Her love for words, storytelling, and mythology started as a teenager and continues to grow. When she isn’t sucking down pots of coffee and writing, or hanging out with her teenage daughter, she can usually be found in front of her TV watching football, her other obsession.

Author Links:
Website: http://darkdreamseries.blogspot.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DareToDreamStory
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/KMargaret
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/K.-Margaret/e/B017PK4TPY
Twitter: KMargaret79
Instagram: KMargaret79

 

Revelations Update

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Sacrifice is in the hands of Beta Readers now. I had some amazing people offer to read this story over before it hits final edits and I’m so grateful for their help. I sent off the files this weekend and so far things look like they are staying on schedule.

Since I’m waiting for the feedback from my BRs I’m spending my free time working on a marketing plan, planning my release day, and trying to keep up on social media while also trying to do a crash course in InDesign and formatting.

Other than that, there isn’t much to report. I thought I’d post a couple of teasers I have for Sacrifice just to fill the time until the release.

Enjoy!

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Sacrifice (Revelations Book One) by Mia Bishop

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Sacrifice (Revelations Book One) by Mia Bishop

August 2015: New Releases

August New Releases (2015)

AUTHOR TITLE DATE FORMAT GENRE/RATING LINKS
Dima Zales, Anna Zaires, narrated by Roberto Scarlato The Elders: Mind Dimensions Book 4 August 11, 2015 Audiobook YA PRE-ORDER
Lauren Blakely Consumed By You August 11, 2015 Novel Romance PRE-ORDER
A.L. Kessler DWC Boxset August 15, 2015 Novel Boxset PNR PRE-ORDER

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