Ghost In The Machine by SJ Davis Blog Tour

Portrait of a young woman

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Josephine, Bodhi, and Caroline, live in a scientifically advanced Victorian London as the Industrial Revolution is in full swing. Infrared goggles, dirigibles, and analog computers exist alongside bustles, parasols, and high tea. On the grounds of an Old Saxon church, three strange net-runners arrive from a future where everyone is assigned a barcode from the moment of birth. What you buy, what you read, your health care history, your bank accounts, your measured intelligence, are all captured by this barcode and sent to the feed of OmniCorp. Human data mining forms the basis of a massive Industrial Complex, a thinly veiled profit center, based on the control of human behavior. To interrupt the inception of OmniCorp, the net-runners, a subversive underground group, enlist the aid of the steampunk Victorians to thwart a meeting between two men, who hundreds of years earlier, laid the foundation for OmniCorp. Extraordinary figures race toward a rendezvous with history, weave in and out of time, fight evil steampunk automatons, hide in Victorian brothels, fight Indian mutinies, and take refuge in dystopian cyberpunk pawnshops, to insure a future where personal privacy is protected over corporate power.

Portrait of a young woman

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About

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SJ runs three Indie Publishing companies: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, Hot Ink Press, and Vamptasy Publishing, UK.

Ten percent of all proceeds for SJ’s books go to Turning Point, a counseling center for women in crisis or experiencing domestic abuse.

On a personal note, SJ Davis is the daughter of an ex-patriate British mother and a Southern Baptist former CIA father. As a child, she spoke in silly accents and recounted outlandish tales of fantasy over afternoon tea. To this day it remains her favorite activity. Born in Long Island, NY, she was raised in the suburbs of Washington DC and went to school for a ridiculous amount of time. She moved from Virginia to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Chicago to Detroit, and began her writing career once her children were old enough to reach for the goldfish themselves. SJ is an avid tea drinker, a stiletto aficionado, Doc Marten worshipper, punk rock listener, and lover of flip flops and cardigans. She has a terrible sense of direction, loves gummy bears, and is a Johnny Depp fangirl.

Celebrate the cover reveal for the new FANTASY covers of the Hellhound series!

Help us celebrate the cover reveal for the new FANTASY covers of the Hellhound series!

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Hellhound first hit the publishing world in October of 2013. Book one sat on the bestsellers list for over 11 months as three other books followed in the series. Fans drove each book onto the best sellers list as they devoured the story line and became addicted to the Hellhounds.

The story begins with our protagonist, Halo Bay, in a struggle for her life. She has always had bad luck with men, but the violence spills over as she defends herself from her abusive boyfriend of five years. She is forced to kill him in self-defense, but before she is able to incapacitate him he stabs her in the side. With her adrenaline rush fading, she falls to the floor and starts to lose consciousness. In these final moments she asks for forgiveness, even though she was the one who was attacked. This need to be absolved of her sin will change her life forever.

She wakes up in a strange place, darkness and whispers surrounding her. Then the memories flood back, engulfing her senses and bringing her to her knees. She had murdered him…the weight of it all takes her breath away but just as she feels completely overwhelmed a hand reaches out from the darkness and pulls her into the light. It is Gunner, a Roman, a warrior…the first Hellhound.

Halo is given two choices. She can either sew her eyes and mouth shut and wander around purgatory forever or follow Gunner to hell and train to defend humanity against the demons who rise.

Which will she choose?

 

In august of 2014 Hellhound went into production for film. Directed by award winning director, Antonio Pantoja, this short film depicts the end of Halo’s mortal life and the beginning of her immortal one. The film is now being screened by the Sundance committee and multiple other film festivals here in the US. You can check out the short movie trailer on youtube. 

You can also check the movie out on IMDb.

The full length film is being planned out now with the hopes of going into production in the Spring of 2016.

Director: Antonio Pantoja

Based of the best novels by Rue Volley

Screenplay: Rue Volley

Executive Producer: SJ Davis

Associate Producer: Wade Hawk

SFX: Jackae Johnson

Music: Bishop

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Find Rue at any of the above links!

 

me10 (5)Rue Volley resides on earth with her husband, Von Erik, and their two pug sons, Momo and Oshi. She is an award winning author, graphic artist, and screenwriter. She is also the Creative/Marketing Director for Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, and co-owner of Lovebites Production Company (which specializes in Dark Fantasy Films).

Author Spotlight: Shyla Colt

I’m so excited to host Shyla Colt on my blog today and let her introduce herself and an upcoming work, Forever, from Hot Ink Press.

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Author Bio

Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.

After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company.  A self-professed rebel with a pen, her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.

You can interact with Shyla Colt online via her website www.shylacolt.com or on Facebook and Twitter @shylacolt

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Devastated by the death of his father in his arms, Dallas Wesson turns Nomad and hits the open road. He soon learns there’s a price to pay for freedom. The club is in danger of collapsing, and his woman has left with his son. With blood staining his hands, and demons haunting his nightmare he finds his hardest battle is with himself.

As the daughter of the Vice President, Cora entered her relationship with Dallas with eyes open. The sacrifices made always paled in comparison to the love and happiness she received. But things change and everyone has a limit of how much they can take. Close to breaking down, and lost in the maelstrom of the broken man she’s committed her life to, she’s forced to pull away to remain sane.

Together they will conquer the ghosts of the past and face the future as one, or go their separate ways.

Pavarti Tyler’s Dead Girl

Celebrate the release of DEAD GIRL by Pavarti K Tyler by spreading the word and entering the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Get it now for $0.99 on Amazon.com or FREE if you’re on Kindle Unlimited.

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VAMPIRE EROTICA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER READ BEFORE

When two boys find a body in their childhood hang out, they decide to have some fun, but get more than they bargained for.

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Brought to you by Hot Ink Press, DEAD GIRL is boundary pushing, it’s sexy, it’s violent, it’s of questionable taste, and I think you’re going to love it.

Get it now for $0.99 on Amazon.com or FREE if you’re on Kindle Unlimited.

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pavartiktylerAward-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K. Tyler can be found with Doc Martens strapped on over fishnets, but a girlish giggle as easily and likely as a throaty guffaw.

Keep in touch with Pav on her website or various social media sites. www.PavartiKTyler.com

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Spotlight on Robyn Peterman’s Hot Damned Series

I am SO very excited to showcase Robyn Peterman’s Hot Damned series!  This series is sexy, romantic, and pee in your pants hilarious.  The first in the series, Fashionably Dead, is free, so make sure you click on the cover for the link to download.  Book three, Hell On Heels, is releasing September 15th, so preorder today!!

****“Uproariously witty, deliciously provocative, and just plain fun! No one delivers side-splitting humor and mouth-watering sensuality like Robyn Peterman. This is entertainment at its absolute finest!” ~ Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Charley Davidson Series**** 


FD-3D-PromoVampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist. 


At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead? 

Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator. 

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One. 

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride. 


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Welcome to Hell. 
Literally. 
The Hell where the Prince of Darkness is hotter than Hades, Hell Hounds smell like brownies and the Seven Deadly Sins are addicted to Facebook…Not to mention the soundtrack in the Underworld is Journey. For real. 

I should have known no good could come from offing my parents in the space of twenty minutes no matter how psychotic and evil they were… 

Now I find out my family tree includes almost every deity and mythological being alive while Ethan, the one and only love of my undead life has a limited time down under before he turns to dust. In the land of Sin, you’d think I’d get some nookie time with my man, but no. Baby Demons, cousins and grandparents put the kibosh on that. Blue balls are the new normal. What the hell does a half-Vampyre Half-Demon have to do to catch a break? 

Apparently find a freakin’ sword, calm Mother Nature’s unmedicated mood swings and make sure Mister Rogers keeps his sticky fingers to himself during weekly poker with the Devil. 

And I have three days to do it. 

By all that’s unholy, I thought Ethan’s Vampyre family was crazy…Trust me, they have nothing on the Demons. 

 

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Hell-on-Heels-3D-promoKentucky. Eden, Kentucky to be more specific—where nothing is exactly as it seems. 

My name is Dixie. I’m a Demon—a lousy Demon. I’m a twenty-one year old virgin and I have a battery operated boyfriend. My magic is iffy at best and downright dangerous at worst. Leaving Hell to represent my race is not high on my list of things to do. 

Hell was exact. Hell was simple. All I want to do is get to home base with the hotter than Hades Demon of my dreams and work on my dark side so Satan, my dad, will get off my ass. 

Instead I end up in Kentucky looking for the Balance of Chaos, avoiding pole dancing classes with Mother Nature and finding out my invisible friend is a silver skinned destructive weather pattern. 

And if that isn’t craptastic enough, the damn Sword of Death is missing again and who ever has it wants the King of the Underworld dead. Seriously. 

With new powers emerging daily, keeping my Demon side, horniness and general disgust under wraps doesn’t make it any easier to fit in with the humans. Thankfully my priorities are in line: get laid…save world…try not to blow up kitchen appliances…and get laid again. I was ready to rumble. 
All I want to do is go back to Hell, but with the balance of good and evil in my hands, I’m stuck in the garden of Eden. Oh well, what the Hell. Someone has to save the world before there’s no world left to save. Might as well be me. 

 

Find Robyn on Facebook, Twitter, her Amazon page, and her website.

Dungeon Saga Kickstarter and Giveaway

Hi – it’s Kai from Mantic Games here. Your blog host has kindly allowed me to come on over and say hello and tell you about our fantasy boardgame Kickstarter. If you have any questions, please head on over to Launched Kickstarter… and ask away! I’ll do what I can to answer them.

Beneath the plains of Diffeth lies the ruined Dwarfen Hold of Dolgarth. Buried deep is the Tome of Valandor – the purest source of magical knowledge that has ever existed. It has been protected for centuries, but it has now fallen into the hands of evil…

Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King’s Quest is the Dungeon Adventure Board Game for 2-5 players. It is now live on Kickstarter.

It centres around the classic struggle between a party of heroes and the forces of darkness, represented by the Undead. One player takes on the mantle of the Necromancer and controls his evil host, whilst up to four other players can lead the mighty heroes on their adventure.

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The game contains coloured plastic miniatures and full colour, modular dungeon tiles ready to use right out of the box. No assembly is required.

Whether you’re a veteran of the dungeon genre or you’re simply looking for a great game to play with the kids, Dungeon Saga has something for everyone!

This Kickstarter is very simple – we’re starting with one great value Pledge Level to make it really easy to get involved. It’s called Dungeon Master and is available for $100. It includes everything in the graphic below.
The main pledge box is growing every few stretch goals, but for now it makes a solid game – we’ve also offered a set of choice add-ons too.   Currently, the box contains this, and we’re going towards $365k, and adding a female cleric.
And as of writing this post, there are 19 days to pledge.

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If you’re interested but not sure you want to join in, but would like to comment, or just grab our resins or other add-ons, you can also pledge in for $1.

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Kickstarter pledges are made by credit card. No money is charged until the campaign ends, after the end-of-month payday. Pledge now with total piece of mind!
Each stretch goal we make adds more content or unlocks amazing items, some of which will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign and virtually impossible to get elsewhere. If you don’t want to miss anything, then please get involved!

We hope that together we can make the best dungeon adventure board game possible. If you’re new to Kickstarter you can check out our Guide to Pledging, Stretch Goals and Add-ons here. We will of course be on hand to answer any questions you might have!

Please pledge your support and spread the word – we appreciate your support!

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Spotlight on Melanie James’ Literal Leigh Diaries

For my very first blog post on my new site, I’m going to do a Thursday Spotlight on Melanie James’ Literal Leigh Diaries Series.

3D-cover-for-promo-Accidental-LeighHow does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course!

Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend. Leigh gets more than she bargained for when she discovers that every steamy erotic scene she creates is magically reenacted by her family, friends and coworkers.

In her hilarious first diary, Leigh unwittingly sets her parents up for a weekend dinner party that they will never forget. She has two weeks to find out what her new found magic is capable of. Can she prevent a wild erotic encounter that could devastate her sweet parent’s marriage? What and who else will get caught up in her magic spells? 
Read a story so witchingly fun, that you won’t be able to put it down and you will be eagerly awaiting the rest of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries! 

 

Serious-Leigh-3DOy vey! Shit just got serious in Chicago. The Witches Union has discovered that Leigh Epstein has been dabbling in the dark arts, and now they want to become creative editors for Leigh’s paranormal romance, “Four-Bitten Fangtasy”, a book about a shape shifting-werewolf-vampire hybrid named Vlad. They definitely have something up their sleeves and they’ve assigned our young apprentice witch to a mentor named Gertie, who isn’t quite up to snuff. Can she fulfill the contract and get FBF done before the deadline? What’s in it for the Union anyway? 
To make matters worse, Leigh’s friends and family are still reeling from their last disastrous episode in Accidental Leigh. Will she make her Sister Sarah’s lackluster love life even worse, by attempting to fulfill her erotic fantasy from her favorite BDSM/Navy SEAL/Amnesia novel? And yes, it is titled “Bound to Forget”. 
Love is in the air, but so is catastrophe, now that Leigh is also getting some very strong feelings for Hunter, the hunky roofer turned Chicago Police Academy cadet. 
Find out almost everything, and even learn about a Paranormal Pet Shop, what really sank the Titanic, magic brownies, how the Great Chicago Fire really started, and more in Serious Leigh, Book 2 of the Literal Leigh Romance Diaries by Melanie James.

 

And we have a cover reveal for Hopeful Leigh, coming in September.

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You can find Melanie on her website, Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.