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Fate Awakened, A L’Amour Bayou Novel COVER REVEAL and Blurb Reveal

Today is the official reveal for the cover and blurb of Fate Awakened, A L’Amour Bayou Novel by Skye Turner writing as Sloane Nicole.

L’Amour Bayou is an adult paranormal/fantasy romance series that continues with each book. Each book focuses on one particular couple but every previous character, as well as new characters, are immersed within the story.

Fate Awakened is the story of Princess Glendula of the Florea and Fynn Levy (pronounced Lee-Veye).

Here’s the absolutely stunning cover created by Tracie Douglas of Dark Water Covers.

I. Am. Obsessed.

And the full paperback cover.

Paperback cover

The blurb, aka book description:

Fate Awakened: A L’Amour Bayou Novel

Princess Glendula of the Florea, an Enchanter princess destined for the throne…

Fynn Levy, a human male with no knowledge of the existence of magic…

And a pull between them that cannot be denied. 

Everyone knows that L’Amour Bayou is special. Both Exceptionals and humans alike are captivated by the allure. 

L’Amour Bayou is home… the land she is destined to reign… that is, once she is bonded to her Kindred. 

There’s just one problem… she has a limited time to bond and zero interest in any Florean male.

Fynn Levy is a typical Louisiana man… he loves fishing, hunting, and spending every waking minute he isn’t working to provide for himself in Sportsman’s Paradise. 

A forbidden encounter on the banks of the Bayou change everything…

The world as Fynn knows it will never be the same… but, in a world ran by tradition and magic, does love stand a chance?!

Here’s the first “official” teaser from Fate Awakened!

Magic abounds…

If you haven’t read Antoinette’s Fall, A L’Amour Bayou Novella, I highly recommend you do as it introduces the world of L’Amour Bayou. And, these characters will certainly be back.

Antoinette’s Fall, A L’Amour Bayou Novella

Deep in the bayous in the south of Louisiana, lies a place of revelry, mystery, and magic…

Antoinette Dubois, an Intuitive, has always been a beautiful woman, with no interest in falling in love…

One fateful night on the banks of the bayou, under the light of a full moon, events start unfolding that have Antoinette losing control of her powers…

René Batiste has always been by Antoinette’s side. Together, they seek to reverse the upcoming calamity and to protect Antoinette.
René has loved Antoinette his entire life, but the curse on her family is dangerous for those who love the Dubois women, and means Antoinette is determined never to succumb to love.

However, fate has a tendency to make its own rules…

Welcome to L’Amour Bayou… where beauty and magic reside and nothing is as it seems.

***This book is intended for those 18 and older. It contains explicit sex, graphic language, and adult content. Those against those things should NOT read!

Stunning cover by EmCat Designs.

AMAZON

B&N, iBooks, and KOBO

I am SO excited to be continuing this journey and showing you more of my beloved L’Amour Bayou.

I do not have an “official release date” for Fate Awakened as I’m still writing it.

But, I hope to release early this Summer and once I have a release date this will be the place to find it!

COMING SUMMER 2021

I hope you love the cover as much as I do and you’re excited for the book and more of L’Amour Bayou!

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The Channie Series by Charlotte Abel- My Review

I just finished The Channie Series by Charlotte Abel. YA FANTASY/Paranormal is actually my favorite genre of books to read.

Books: Enchantment, Taken, and Finding Valor

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review:
I went into this series not knowing what to expect. One thing I know from reading so much YA Fantasy is that the books are either very good… or they’re very bad. (I’ve stopped with two YA Fantasy/Paranormal I started within the past couple of weeks because they were just horrible. Errors, plot holes, reading like it was written by a teen instead of for teens, etc…)

Enchantment is the first book and it lays an amazing foundation for the series. The characters are exceptionally well-developed and it’s very easy to get wrapped up in them as if they’re personal friends.

Channie/Enchantment/Chastity is a very likable character. For the fact that she’s a teen throughout the series, I really felt for her character and related to a good bit of her antics. Both as someone who was a teenage girl once and even as a woman. She’s very mature throughout most of the book and her choices are not choices you’d expect a sixteen year old girl with crazy parents to make.

Josh is also very likable and pretty grounded for a teenaged boy. He’s an aspiring Olympic biker who has a plan and a life goal… until fate, or love, intervenes. Channie throws his world into a tail-spin and it’s insane.

The trilogy follows the love story of Channie and Josh as they navigate fate, heartbreak, love, magic, their respective families and their drama, war, and coming into their own. And, if you think a series about two teenagers’ love story is cliche and boring… you have another thing coming.

Both Enchantment and Taken do end in cliffhangers; so, I recommend reading the series consecutively. The next book picks up at the moment the previous book ended.

The supporting characters are also very well rounded and easy to relate to.

Channie’s family hurt my heart on several occasions. As did Josh’s. But, the love and various relationships and dynamics were very realistic. All of the characters are very engaging no matter if you love them or hate them.


Hunter, Channie’s first crush, childhood friend, and fellow mage (witch) is probably my second favorite character in the entire series. He is charming, witty, soft hearted, and genuine. He’s the kind of friend everyone needs in their life. I found myself rooting for him and wanting to hug him the entire book.

Finding Valor, the conclusion to the series, did feel a little rushed at the culmination. But, that could be because as a fellow writer, I just wanted more… more detail, more words on the pages, more complexity.

I don’t want to give too much away about the books, but, if you like magic, love, some teenage angst, and a series you can’t stop reading… read The Channie Series.

I recommend it and will be reading more from Charlotte Abel!

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Cover Reveal for Sleeper by Amy Brock McNew

Amy Brock McNew is a dear friend of mine and I also happen to be a fan of her books.

I’m super excited that she’s releasing Sleeper as an indie author as she is a traditionally published author with her other novels.

Without farther adieu, here’s the gorgeous cover for Sleeper.

A throne with no ruler.

A beast stretching awake.

A goddess unleashed.

Makenna is a self-proclaimed freak with abilities she can’t control. She’s clawed her way through life, fighting to maintain her sanity. Her lonely existence has only fed the vicious animal within her, one she barely contains and doesn’t understand.

Rhys has prepared since birth to be alpha and king of an ancient race of wolves. Instead, he leads half a fractured clan against a depraved madman. But victory begins to slip through Rhys’s fingers. Only one thing can save them. A single requirement for him to claim the throne:

Bonding with his mate, the one warrior queen born to each generation, the incarnation of a primal warrior goddess who holds more power than any of them can imagine.

When Rhys finds Makenna, he believes the battle has shifted in his favor. He never imagined his heart would want her as much as his body. While Makenna is drawn to Rhys with terrifying intensity, his arrival triggers an acceleration in her abilities, the beast within her growing stronger than ever.

Will discovering the truth give Makenna the peace she craves, or will it ignite a savage escalation in the war, drenching their lives in blood?

Doesn’t that look and sound amazing?!

You can follow Amy here:

Website

http://www.facebook.com/AmyBrockMcNewAuthor

Twitter@AmyBrockMcNew

Instagram@ABMCAuthor

Pinterest@AmyBrockMcNew

Make certain to add Sleeper, Rise of the Fianna Book 1 by Amy Brock McNew to your TBR list!

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Help Our Heroes Military Anthology Cover & Author Reveal: Skye Turner’s Battle Ground Cover Reveal

#CoverReveal & #AuthorAnnouncement

The Help Our Heroes charity anthology has 15 new stories from these amazing authors.

Release date May 1st, #Preorder coming soon.

For more info on the stories, authors and charities please join our Facebook group, you will also find some exclusive #giveaways happening in there soon.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1152384841515495/

There is something for everyone in this military romance anthology.

Proceeds will be split between two miliarty charities. One in America and one in the U.K.!

Add to you GR – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39277207-help-our-heroes

This content is for mature audiences only.

· My Sweet GI by T.L. Wainwright

· Wounded Hero by Ava Manello

· Wrecked by T.A Mckay

· Dearest Betty by M.B. Feeney

· Leaving Home by Alyvia Paige

· Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine

· The Flyboys Girl by Michelle Rene

· Battle Ground by Skye Turner

· No Beginning by Sam Destiny

· Man Down by Alice La Roux

· Riding Out The Storm by Lucy Felthouse

· Hunter by S. M Phillips

· Chopper by Esther E. Schmidt

· The Do-Gooder And The Dropout by Bella Settarra

· Outranked in Love by JF Holland

My story is:

Battle Ground

The Fitzgerald Triplets

#CoverRevealBattleGround

Cover by: Traci Douglas/ Dark Water Covers

Blurb⬇️

Rea Badeaux has always been best friends with the Fitzgerald triplets. Grew up alongside them and has been there for all three. But she’s always wanted more than friendship from the gorgeous, daredevil of the group, Luka.

Luka has always counted on Rea to nurse his various wounds, both physical and mental.

Rea comes to terms with the reality that Luka will never reciprocate her feelings and decides to be the best friend she can be. Luke joins the military and is deployed overseas. His daredevil persona has him quickly rising the ranks in the infantry and soon enough, he decides to train to be special forces. Until a freak training accident suddenly ends his military career.

Upon returning his me, he must come to terms with the changes to his body and life.

Rea is once again there for him though she’s involved with someone.

Luka realizes that the one thing he’s been looking for has been there all along. His feelings and recovery have him pushing her away only to pull her back in.

*Reader Discretion Advised. Not intended for those under the age of 18. Contains extreme military situations, adult language, and explicit sex.

#ComingSoon #CharityAnthology #MilitaryRomance #MustRead #OneClick

#HelpOurHeroes #SkyeTurner #BattleGround

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What is an “Indie Author”?

I’ve been asked a few times in the past week some questions about Indie or Independent Authors. These questions brought to my attention that many readers are not certain of what  being an “Indie” author really means.

Here’s the definition of an Indie Author from Joann Penn. At its most basic, indie means there is no separate publisher involved.

I don’t think most readers fully understand exactly what being “Indie” or Independent Author actually entails. Continue reading

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Chaos and Censorship in the Indie World

The shit has basically hit the proverbial fan in the Indie Author World over the past few days!

Online retailers have started pulling Indie Author Books, people are losing books on their devices, authors are panicking, readers are furious…

It’s a big old mess and it’s utter chaos.

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