Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday's Montage Mantlepiece: SNOW-Stories of Forbidden Love


Title: SNOW-Stories of Forbidden Love
Authors: Kelly Anne Blount, Gabriela Cabezut, Megan Devos
Rachel Meinke, Noelle N, MC Roman, Gavin Hetherington
Delilah Mae, Shaun Allan, Lindsey E Lippincott, Lucy Rhodes
R Diamond, Sarah Benson, JM Butler, Debra Goelz, Neilani Alejandrino
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 9, 2017


Summary:
One cabin. Sixteen stories of forbidden love.

With an online audience of over ONE MILLION combined followers, and hundreds of millions of reads on their stories, the SNOW ANTHOLOGY showcases talented Wattpad authors from around the globe.

Journey into the woods where you will discover a cabin surrounded by snow, filled with secrets…

The SNOW ANTHOLOGY features sixteen original novellas and novelettes in multiple genres, including Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural and Paranormal.

Brought to you by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR KELLY ANNE BLOUNT and available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Don’t wait for the snow to melt before you uncover these stories of love, loss, and self-discovery.

Check out the incredible list of authors participating below!

Back to Us by M. C. Roman – MCRomances on Wattpad
Whiteout by Sarah Benson – SarahBensonBooks on Wattpad
Tobacco & Pine by Lucy Rhodes – Lucyface on Wattpad
Red Snow by Debra Goelz – BrittanieCharmintine on Wattpad
Fawn by Gavin Hetherington – GavinHetherington on Wattpad
Seeing Him Again by Delilah Mae – _HakunaMatata_ on Wattpad
Of A Feather by Lindsey E. Lippincott – Red_Assassin on Wattpad
Through the Paintings Dimly by J. M. Butler – JessicaBFry on Wattpad
Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Meinke – knightsrachel on Wattpad
Limbo by Noelle N. – hepburnettes on Wattpad
Crash by Megan DeVos – styleslegend on Wattpad
Snowed In by Kelly Anne Blount – KellyAnneBlount on Wattpad
Unexpected Love by Gabriela Cabezut – GabyCabezut on Wattpad
Wings by Shaun Allan – ShaunAllan on Wattpad
Sober by R. Diamond – rdiamond89 on Wattpad
True Love’s Kiss by Neilani Alejandrino – sweetdreamer33 on Wattpad


Back to Us by M. C. Roman



Whiteout by Sarah Benson

Tobacco & Pine by Lucy Rhodes

Red Snow by Debra Goelz


Through the Paintings Dimly by J. M. Butler



Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Meinke

Limbo by Noelle N.

Snowed In by Kelly Anne Blount

Unexpected Love by Gabriela Cabezut

True Love’s Kiss by Neilani Alejandrino





MC Roman(aka MCRomances on Wattpad)
M.C. Roman grew up in Mexico City and currently lives in Brooklyn with her funny sexy hubby. When she's not reading or writing, her hobbies include daydreaming, watching shows on Netflix, and cooking home cooked meals from Blue Apron.

Her debut novel, Teaching Mia, has garnered millions of reads online and was featured on Indie Reader Insiders’ Next Picks. Since then, she has also written Stealing Emma, Chasing Sofia, Loving Olivia, and translated her books into Spanish.

Sarah Benson(aka SarahBensonBooks on Wattpad)
Sarah Benson lives in a log cabin in the beautiful mountains near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with her husband and four kids. She has worked as a journalist and graphic designer. She now writes fiction, which makes her happy. She holds degrees from BYU-Idaho. Sarah loves interacting with her readers.

Lucy Rhodes(aka Lucyface on Wattpad)
Lucy Rhodes loves fonts and pretty things.

She’s an experienced writer, graphic designer and content editor, whose clients range from academics to bestselling novelists.

Lucy once dreamed of being a teacher, until she realised that she actually didn’t want to spend her life doing homework. Instead, Lucy dove into corporate and nonprofit client service roles, a decade-long journey that ultimately led to her happy place: the world of storytelling.

She’s been inhaling books since before she started school, and probably needs to disable her Amazon one-click function.When she’s not reading, writing, or making pretty pictures in Photoshop, you can find Lucy binge-watching episodes of Poirot, or gaming with her husband.

Debra Goelz(aka BrittanieCharmintine on Wattpad)
Debbie Goelz is a refugee from Hollywood. She served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in Muppet Treasure Island. She was thrilled to be included in the "Once Upon Now" anthology as well as in "Imagines: Celebrity Encounters Starring You." She also wrote a YA humorous fantasy on Wattpad under the pseudonym Brittanie Charmintine called "Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them." It won a Watty award in 2014. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York.

Gavin Hetherington(aka GavinHetherington on Wattpad)
Gavin Hetherington is an award-winning author, best known for his 'Abyssal Sanctuary' series that began in October 2013. He is also currently a writer for popular entertainment website SpoilerTV.

Gavin's debut novel, 'Remnants of the Damned', received critical recognition in 2014 as he won awards at the Readers' Favorite Book Awards and Global eBook Awards for Young Adult Horror Fiction, as well as reaching 14th place in the 2015 Shorty Awards for Best Author on Twitter. The success of Gavin's first book has led him to appear in newspapers in the UK as well as radio interviews to discuss his first self-published novel. The success of the book has extended from Amazon exclusitivity to popular book retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Apple's iTunes store, Sony, Kobo and more.

Gavin prides himself in being a philanthropist. As a gay man, Gavin has been an advocate for gay rights, as well as supporting the 'No Bullying' message. He also works as a volunteer for Reach Out Volunteers, visiting third-world countries such as Cambodia to help build houses and classrooms for families and children who need it most.

Lindsey E Lippincott(aka Red_Assassin on Wattpad)
Proud member of the #WattpadStars and #Wattpadres. Wattpad Ambassador, Wattpad Featured author of The Huntress. Pagemaster for #tcbwatt. Journalism major.

JM Butler(aka JessicaBFry on Wattpad)
Hello there. I'm Jessica B. Fry though for my writing I use the name J.M. Butler. It's a tribute to my grandfather, Jim Butler, a wonderful man who was one of the first people to believe I would be an author.

I write speculative fiction with a particular focus on multicultural fantasy and supsenseful adventures. Some good old fashioned romance as well. For my day job, I serve as an attorney and run a small law firm with my husband, James Fry, in rural Indiana.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy working with the youth at my church, hosting fun fandom themed parties (Doctor Who, Marvel, Star Wars, DC, Star Trek, OUAT, & more), reading all the books I can get my hands on, and uncovering new hobbies. Some of my favorites are studying mythology, cosplaying on occasion, practicing knife throwing (you're fine if you stay by the target), and looking for adventures. I know. I have to look for my own adventures as Gandalf hasn't shown up to take me on one yet.

I also love spending time with my wonderful husband, and he regularly indulges me in story talk. While we don't have children, we do have four wonderful cats. The names go in themes. We've been in a Norse theme for awhile, so it's Maelona, Sophie, Thor, and Loki. (There's a good reason why two of those names aren't Norse. It might have something to do with Jr. High me using a Norse/Celtic namebook and not distinguishing.)

Kelly Anne Blount(aka KellyAnneBlount on Wattpad)
Hey! I'm Kelly Anne Blount, bestselling author of The Necoh Saga (Grishma and Ayla), Hard Love Series (Impassioned), Shade (Part of the Pandora Paranormal Box Set) and Captured. I love creating unique and compelling characters with amazing stories and new worlds for readers to explore.

My work has been read over 15 million times on Wattpad and I have two novels optioned for film.

When I'm not writing, I can be found spending time with Lee, the love of my life, our furry rescues, and enjoying the beautiful sites of Asheville, North Carolina.

Gabriela Cabezut(aka GabyCabezut on Wattpad)
Gabriela Cabezut is a Mexican author who has been inclined to write ever since she was little. Being a creative person has always been one of her major traits.

When she was a child, she used to type short stories for her family and friends.

Then, she created and directed a school newspaper for her Elementary School.

Reading has always been an important part of her life. Distinctively, she loves to read in English. Therefore, after being a silent reader for most of her life, she started to write romance stories on a writer’s community website, where she has succeeded by having thousands of readers from around the globe reading her stories.

She manages her time between her family and friends, as well as her own cake-decorating business and as of lately, writing romance stories.

She's an active Wattpad writer. You can find several stories on her profile

Shaun Allan(aka ShaunAllan on Wattpad)
A writer of many prize winning short stories and poems, Shaun Allan has written for more years than he would perhaps care to remember. Having once run an online poetry and prose magazine, he has appeared on Sky television to debate, against a major literary agent, the pros and cons of internet publishing as opposed to the more traditional method

Many of his personal experiences and memories are woven into Sin’s point of view and sense of humour although he can’t, at this point, teleport.

Neilani Alejandrino(aka sweetdreamer33 on Wattpad)
⭐Wattpad Star⭐ Published Author * Author of @Wattpad viral stories, My Possessive Billionaire and The Girl He Never Noticed


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Release Day Blitz: Adamanta Season 1: Episode 2: Shafts of Kudos by Stephen P Scott

Title: Episode 2: Shafts of Kudos
Author: Stephen P Scott
Series: Adamanta Season 1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date; May 8, 2017
Summary:
The mining shafts on Kudos have been producing increasingly smaller quantities of the mind-controllable Adamanta, but when you're fighting an undefeatable enemy you have to use every advantage you can gain.

Colonel Xander and his crew are there to secure as much of it as possible for the human military force. When an explosion traps three of the crew in the mine, the race is on to save them as well as ascertain whether the small operation is under attack from the formidable Beltine.

The explosion might have been written off as an accident if Marx, the Kudos safety engineer, hadn't found evidence of Xander's own transport pod having been rigged with enough explosive to destroy the whole mine and every breathing being in its vicinity.

Who would want Xander and his crew dead? And what deadly secrets does Marx harbor?


Doctor Willis started forward just as they were all thrown from their feet by a massive rolling quake. A sharp shockwave of air and the deafening roar of a blast accompanied the jolt. At once, klaxons began to sound throughout the facility at nearly deafening levels.

The big lights overhead swayed on their tracks and several fell nearby, shattering, throwing shards of polymer in all directions.

Xander struggled to gain his feet as rows of crops tumbled and some of the one hundred-gallon tanks of hydroponic solutions ruptured. A sudden wave of water flooded the floor of the greenhouse and toppled more plants and growing trays.

“Holy hell!” Tyra’s voice said in Xander’s ear. “What just happened down there? I’m reading heavy localized seismic activity.”

“We’re feeling heavy localized seismic activity!” Xander said, shouting unnecessarily. “I’d say it was an explosion. Are we under attack?”

“Not from anyone up here,” Tyra said. “I don’t read any bogies for millions of miles.”

“The mine!” Doctor Willis said, his voice quaking. “We’ve got to get to the mine.” He pulled himself to his feet and began picking his way through the damaged plant life.

“I’m coming down there, Colonel,” Tyra said. Xander imagined he could already hear her hands on the controls.

“No, not yet,” Xander said. “Until we know what we’re dealing with, I want you to hold position.” He followed along behind the doctor, leading his crew.

“I’m fine,” Trey said, sourly. “Thanks for asking.”

“I’d have known if anything happened to you, brother dear. I was worried about essential crewmembers,” Tyra said.

As the group pushed through into the large staging room for the mine, they were met with a heavy cloud of smoke, dust and gases billowing through the archway to the mines.

Doctor Willis made his way around a toppled set of lockers to a storage cabinet. “Breathing protection and hard hats,” he said, handing out gear.

The room was in pandemonium, with personnel rushing from every area of the compound. Xander accepted his gear and looked around at the chaotic scene.

“Doctor,” a lanky man struggling to don protective coveralls approached, “the mouth of Shaft One collapsed. We’ve got three workers trapped in there.”

“All right,” Doctor Willis said. “Let’s find Mister Marx and get his assessment.”

“And,” the man hesitated, but then pointed to a screen on the wall. “Molly is on the roster for this shift.”

Doctor Willis seemed to stagger, as if punched in the gut. He put a hand out and Mattie helped him to sit. “Molly is my wife,” he said. “She’s a master miner and ore specialist.”

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Would you like to write an Episode?

The Adamanta project is all go now. The first and second episodes are out on pre-order (and so will the third be very soon), and episodes 4 and 5 are almost ready. We're going for 6 episodes a year, and we have one slot left for this year, and of course, spaces from next year onward.

We have collated an Author Info Pack, which you can look through if you are considering contributing to this ongoing series. Genre: sci-fi. Length of episode: 20k words approx. Stay in the Adamanta world, but write your story. You have a core of ready characters, but can write your own and use as many or few of the original ones as you like. We'll need to keep the series consistent, but other than that you have space to play.

What we're looking for: good story, good writing, adherence to deadlines and a willingness to help promote the whole series.

Ask EllaMedler@papergoldpublishing.com for the link to the Info Pack if you'd like to have a look.

Episode 1: Adamanta
Summary:
A team of humans is willing to face almost insurmountable odds to save the human race from annihilation. But quite how safe from discovery and attack is the planet the research team has been secluded on?

Matt has spent her whole life helping her parents with research that could change the fate of the entire human race. She believes it's time to take it to the next stage and use it in active combat, but is she really ready to join the war and fight for mankind?

Xander has dedicated his whole life to the military, keeping humans throughout the galaxy alive, no matter the risks. He's struggling not to become disillusioned when, time and again, running away is the only option. Can he find the one thing humanity needs to turn the tide, and can he cope with that thing being a person?

Episode 3, Excelsior(May 15, 2017)
Summary:
Xander's new mission puts his crew into the path of a Beltine hive ship. No one has survived such an encounter before.

But then, no one else has highly skilled Adamanta-equipped fighters on board, either. Even so, choosing to pick a fight with the Beltine is not a clever idea. Will the humans make it out alive once they enter the lion's lair?

Join Xander, Mattie and her friends on this fast-paced adventure to find out.

Episode 4 - Anathema - Coming July 15th 2017
Episode 5 - Coming September 15th 2017
Episode 6 - Coming November 15th 2017
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Author Bios:
TL Carew
T. Y. Carew is the pen name for an entire group of authors. They've come together to write the Adamanta series and other works in the same universe. So far, they consist of Stephen P. Scott, Andrew Bellingham, Ella Medler and Jess Mountifield. They're a quirky bunch of writers, with a variety of genres under their belt and different elements to their styles we'll hope you agree make an interesting blend. One thing they definitely have in common is the love of diving into a book and going on an adventure, be that reading or writing one!

Stephen P Scott(Author of Episode 2)
Stephen P. Scott brings a wealth of life experience, research and imagination to his writing--from the gender-bending sword and sorcery of Jordan's Fall, to the futuristic hit man of Serving Murphy, to the cannibalistic serial killers of the Eaters series.


Stephen P Scott
EMAIL: stephenpscottsr@mail.com



Episode 2: Shafts of Kudos

Episode 1: Adamanta

Episode 3: Excelsior

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Tempting Tessa by Samantha Lind

Title: Tempting Tessa
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 4, 2017
Summary:
After losing her high school sweetheart to an accident at work, Tessa doesn’t know how to move on in life even though life is moving on all around her. She’s caught up in trying to figure out how to survive without her husband, raise their son and keep his memory alive. When things literally start falling apart all around her, will she be able to accept the help being offered and love again?

Jake has pulled his life back together after living through hell while being injured in the Army. It takes him years to recover and he’s still dealing with the emotional pain. When Tessa enters his life, and turns it upside down, can he tempt her to fall in love with him and find her new forever?


I walk back into my bedroom and realize she can’t get the zipper open on her dress. My dick twitches in my pants at the thought of taking that dress off her body. I slowly walk toward her, never taking my eyes off hers. It only takes me a few strides to reach her, and she turns so her back is against my front. I slowly trace my finger along her shoulder blade and down her spine until I grasp the zipper and slowly pull it down. I have to stop myself from helping the dress from falling from her hot as fuck body. Just as I’m about to step back and leave the room, she looks me in the eyes again from over her shoulder.

“Please don’t go.” She says on a whisper.

That is the opening I needed, I spin her around so she is facing me. The motion makes her dress fall down to the floor and she’s standing before me in a skimpy black lacy bra and matching panty set that makes my mouth water. She is so fucking beautiful.

“You are so fucking beautiful,” I growl out to her.

I cup her face again and bring my lips to hers. She lifts up on her toes to deepen the kiss and I swipe my tongue across her lips looking for access to her mouth. She opens for me and I deepen the kiss and take complete control. I lift her up and she wraps her legs around my waist. I can feel her heat and arousal through her wet panties and fuck, that’s hot and makes my cock hard as steel. I could devour this woman all night and never tire from it.

I gently lay her down on my bed, her legs still wrapped around me and grind myself into her. This makes a deep moan escape from her. I can feel the moan form deep within her. I move my lips to kiss along her jawline and down her neck. From the moans leaving her, I am going to guess she likes what I’m doing and keep working my way down to her collarbone. I then kiss my way back up to behind her ear and graze my teeth across her earlobe. I whisper in her ear, “Is all this ok, do I need to stop?”

“Don’t stop,” she says between moans. “Don’t you fucking stop.”

Roger that! I continue to kiss my way down her neck and across the tops of her full breasts. They have been on display tonight and I’ve been dreaming of when I could get my hands and lips on them. I quickly locate the clasp of her bra and flick it open and drop it to the floor. I kiss my way down one breast, sucking her nipple into my mouth and use my hand on her other one rolling her nipple between my fingers. This extracts a few louder moans from her and has her arching her back to thrust her breast into me even more. I release her nipple with a pop and look up at her. The look of desire on her face tells me everything I need to know.

Author Bio:
Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music.





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