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Weekend Reads: September's Song by Ryan Jo Summers

It's all about the pitch . . .


Ivey lost her soldier husband. Suddenly he's back. But who--or what--is he really?



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Book Blurb:


Ivey London was told her military husband died on a mission overseas. She buried him as a war hero and tried to move on with her life by raising their young son, dealing with her vengeful brother, and coping with her mother’s Alzheimer’s. Five years go by and one day she learns of a secret underground chamber were special soldiers are imprisoned to recover. Further, one amnesiac soldier managed to escape. When her son begins to display unusual behaviors, she goes to investigate. All evidence points to finding her late husband. If it is him, back from the dead, Ivey refuses to give him up again.
Keegan London awoke in a hospital cell with no memories. Fleeing, he finds himself in a strange, unknown world, with no one to turn to. Until he finds a friendly Priest who runs a homeless shelter and he stumbles across the woman who claims to be his wife. While she can fill some gaps in his lost memories, she cannot explain his curious abilities. Pursued by someone determined to get him back, Keegan has few options but to trust the woman who makes his heart fire like a cannon. Ivey has dibs on him, but first they have to uncover who—and what--Keegan really is before they can recover what they had. 

About Ryan Jo:

Ryan Jo Summers writes romances that blur the lines of subgenres. She mixes contemporary with
time travel, Christian, suspense, sweet, and paranormal like blending a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Her non-fiction works have appeared in numerous trade journals and magazines including ‘WNC Woman Magazine’, ‘Critter Magazine’, ‘Journey Devotions’, and ‘Vet Tech Journal’. She is a regular contributing author for the ‘Asheville Pet Gazette’.

Her hobbies include baking, crafts, gardening, enjoying nature, and chess/mah-jongg/word-find puzzles. She pet sits/dog walks when she’s not busy writing and she fosters homeless pets for area animal rescues.

She lives in a century-old cottage in North Carolina with her own menagerie of rescued pets and way too many houseplants. “September’s Song” is her second self-published work, the first one being the chronicles of the first two years with her adopted PTSD rescue collie.

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     Website:  http://www.ryanjosummers.com


Weekend Reads with Raven Hudgins








Blurb: 

A year ago, Kaelin died. Now, banshee Aislin Gray will do anything to get him back, especially after hearing his voice in strange places. A trip to Hell? Sure. Aislin is not the only one looking for a soul from Hell, though. When Illium comes calling for his end of the deal, Aislin cannot refuse. With her sanity in the balance, Aislin will go through Hell and high water to find her love, even if he is not there.



Teaser: 

     Red and orange flames hissed and crackled, flicking out their tongues. Heat bore down from all sides. Everything around me burned and smoldered or burst into little spitfires at each turn of my head. Warmth spread up my skin.
     I crinkled my nose. Even through the shirt I could smell singed hair and flesh. Pain seared up my feet. I jumped from foot to foot, the scent of burning rubber reaching my nose. Shit! My shoes were catching fire. Glancing down, I understood why.
     The floor was made up of cracks and fissures like cooling lava, turning to magma. Yellow and orange slits hissed and sputtered. The ground was literally a minefield of fire and brimstone.




Author Bio: 




Raven Hudgins is from the small town of Mathews, Virginia and lives with her soon-to-be husband and her three cats and dog. When she isn't writing, she is either reading or playing video games. 








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Aislin Gray has finally turned eighteen, the pivotal moment in a banshee’s life, but with it comes her first Death Call—visions of someone’s death. It isn’t just anyone’s death—it’s Kaelin’s, the human who left so long ago. Now he’s back and Aislin will do anything to keep it that way, even if it means starting a war.

Weekend Reads With Nancy Lee Badger (P.S. And A Give-A-Way)

It's all about the pitch~
Asleep inside a bronze statue, a naked Frenchman wakes a century later to save a half-Fae art museum curator from a demon bent on ruling our present-day world.




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What Inspired My Novel~
With the help of my sisters, I discovered a nearby treasure trove filled with bronze castings by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. I quickly realized I could use the 164 acres of the NC Museum of Art to set my paranormal romance. The most beautiful part of this museum is their outdoor garden with a reflecting pool and an idea hit me…what if demons slipped from that pool? What if warriors slept inside statues, and awakened to fight them? My 24th book, Heaven-sent Warrior, is now a reality.

I have written dozens of stories set in Scotland or with Scottish characters and even a dragon or two, so a French hero might strike you as odd. Rest assured, because I did not totally stray from my love of all things Scottish. My heroine is of Scottish descent and finds out she is actually half Fae. I am working on the second book, titled Heaven-sent Highlander, which will also be released by Soul Mate Publishing. (Yes! More kilts!)



Heaven-sent Warrior Blurb~
Henrí Chevalier's last memory, before stumbling naked into a museum’s moonlit garden, was Auguste Rodin and his dusty Paris studio in 1886. To escape his broken heart, Henrí volunteered to sleep inside a statue until needed. Expecting to die, he discovers he must learn to use the unexpected powers Heaven has given him. Without them he will fail his mission against otherworldly creatures, such as demons and faeries. 

Kenzie Mackintosh, a dedicated art museum's curator, spies a naked man hiding among bronze statues. A quick glance ignites desire within her, but she is too tied-up in work to act on it. Unaware of her fae heritage, their relationship heats up as he disrupts her job. While Henrí tries to process modern buildings, cars, and a broken elevator, a demon attacks and forces Henrí and Kenzie to enlist the aid of her powerful fae relatives. When the demon possesses the body of her ex-lover and threatens to kill him, then use her to take over the world, Henrí and Kenzie must learn to trust each other, even if Kenzie’s death might be the only answer to the world’s salvation.

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Meet Nancy Lee Badger~

Nancy Lee Badger grew up in Huntington on New York’s Long Island. After attending Plymouth State, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and met and married her college sweetheart. They raised two handsome sons in New Hampshire and when the children had left the nest, and shoveling show became a chore, she retired from her satisfying job as a 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Dispatcher and moved with her husband to North Carolina, where she writes full-time.

Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, and the Triangle Association of Freelancers. She loves to travel and attend Scottish Highland Games and is never far from her laptop. She finds story ideas in the most unusual places.

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