Are you feeling the boxset craze? I certainly am which is why I wanted to present five seriously epic boxsets that have released or that are releasing very soon! Some of these are on sale for 99cents, some of these are free in kindle unlimited. Regardless of how you play it, for less than $10 you can get 5 sets that contain over 85 stories combined! I’m giddy with the TBR excitement so without further ado…
The first boxset I’d like to share with you is the Dark Fates collection!
Inside you will find everything from dragons, demons, fallen angels, and werewolves to faeries, telepaths, witches, djinn, and more! Whether you’re in the mood for a supernatural biker gang, an alliance of demon hunters, or an abundance of elemental magic, this boxed set is sure to have something to keep you up reading long past your bedtime!
Inside you will find stories by New York Times bestselling author Joanne Wadsworth, USA Today bestselling author Heather Hambel Curley, USA Today bestselling author Kristin D. Van Risseghem, USA Today bestselling author Jody A Kessler, USA Today bestselling author T.F. Walsh, USA Today bestselling author Lia Davis, USA Today bestselling author Christopher Coleman, USA Today bestselling author Danielle Annett, USA Today bestselling author A.M. Yates, USA Today bestselling author Lisa Manifold, USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Chastain, USA Today bestselling author Victoria Pinder, USA Today bestselling author LG Castillo, USA Today bestselling author W.J. May, USA Today bestselling author Jill Cooper, USA Today bestselling author Khloe Wren, USA Today bestselling author Gaja J. Kos, USA Today bestselling author Angela Roquet, USA Today bestselling author Chrissy Pebbles, and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina Sable.
The Dark Fates Authors have come together to offer you a print book from any of the collection authors! Enter to win below and don’t forget to grab your copy today! This set is available exclusively in KINDLE UNLIMITED for a limited time!
Below learn more about our Dark Fates featured author Rebecca Chastain and see an excerpt of her book currently available in the Dark Fates boxset. Also learn some fun facts about our second Dark Fates Featured Author L.G. Castillo
REBECCA CHASTAIN is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular Madison Fox Adventures and Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles urban fantasy series, among others works. Inside her novels, you’ll find spellbinding adventures packed with supernatural creatures, thrilling action, heartwarming characters (human and otherwise), and more than a little humor. Rebecca lives in Northern California with her charming husband and three bossy cats.
Excerpt of Tiny Glitches
The trailer rocked, the heavy metal frame groaning in protest. The trailer wasn’t wide, and before the baby elephant could stampede more than four steps, it mashed against me, pinning me to the wall. I scrunched my toes in my open sandals and braced for a mauling. The elephant flapped her ears and the hem of my skirt fluttered. My eyes popped open.
“Good elephant, you don’t want to hurt me,” I said, wriggling to the side. “Please don’t eat me.”
“I think elephants are vegetarians,” Hudson said, coming into view at the open back of the trailer. He stepped inside and pulled the door shut behind him.
“It looks hungry. Maybe it’s starved beyond reason. And look at those feet. It could cripple me with a single step. Oh God, what are you doing?”
The elephant snuffled me with her trunk. I backed up as far as my handcuffed wrist would allow. She followed. The moist tip of the trunk prodded my knee below the line of my skirt and beelined for third base. Dirty sandpaper skin scraped up my naked thigh.
“No! No, no, no, no. Bad elephant!” I twisted and thrust my butt away from the elephant, the tendons in my shackled arm radiating fiery pain from my bruised wrist to my shoulder. Doubled over as I was, if the wild elephant charged, she’d slam into my solar plexus and rip my arm clean off.
The elephant’s trunk reversed direction and constricted around my ankle. I squeaked. Bright brown eyes lifted to my face. The trunk tip released me to molest the straps of my sandals. I shimmied to the side, easing the pressure on my arm.
“That’s a good elephant. Keep your trunk to yourself and I’ll—eep!”
The elephant swung her head to look at Hudson, pivoting on a back foot, rocking the trailer. It took me a moment to recognize the incongruous sound.
“You’re laughing? Now?” With my ass in the air and my body contorted painfully around an unpredictable killing machine, he had the audacity to laugh? Shooting Hudson a glare, I squeezed between the elephant and the wall of the trailer and straightened, sidling closer to the bar I was handcuffed to. The man had great crow’s-feet when he grinned, the bastard.
Hudson stifled his laughter down to a smile. “She’s just checking you out.”
“This isn’t funny. I’m trapped”—I rattled my handcuff—“in a death box with a wild animal who could crush me with its head.”
“She hardly seems wild. Just curious.”
“Then it can be curious somewhere else.” I fluttered my free hand at the elephant. “Shoo. Attack him.”
The elephant tilted her head to look at me, then turned her attention to my satchel.
“Oh, no you don’t.” I couldn’t stop her from crushing me, or eating me, but that didn’t mean I had to let her rifle through my oversize purse. I twisted my bag behind me and used my thumb and forefinger to tug the questing trunk away from the top flap. It was like trying to lift an anaconda with my pinky. The elephant’s trunk disappeared into my bag.
“Out,” I said without an ounce of authority. The trunk slid deeper. “No. Bad elephant. Out.” I tugged on the trunk with three fingers. The elephant shifted closer and pulled the satchel toward her mouth. Her large round teeth looked like they could crush my forearm. I stepped back. The elephant followed.
Gritting my teeth, I grabbed the trunk and pulled it free of my bag. I released it immediately and waited for the elephant to flatten me, curling my toes up again for good measure. The trunk slid around my free arm, hot but not as rough as it had felt against my inner thigh. It flexed and I froze, bombarded by visions of being dismembered. The elephant released me and veered toward the bag again. I took a deep breath.
“A little help?” I asked Hudson.
“Do you have food in there?”
“Uh, some crackers, I think. And carrots.”
“Maybe Kyoko wants them.”
“I am not letting an elephant rummage through my bag!” I took a firm grip on the trunk and lifted it free of the bag. Again.
“Give it here.” Hudson held out his hand.
I slid the shoulder strap over my head, thankful Jenny hadn’t cuffed my other hand, and held my precious satchel out to a perfect stranger. Hudson took it and the elephant pivoted toward him. He took a step back, and the elephant followed him.
“Yeah, who’s laughing now?”
Hudson darted out of the trailer and banged the latch home. Trumpeting, Kyoko body-slammed the back door. The whole trailer’s frame shrieked in protest, and the elephant trumpeted again. I staggered into the wall, clutching one ear with my free hand.
“Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap,” I chanted. I was going to die. Killed by Elephant Tantrum, my headstone would read. Future generations would assume I was a circus performer. Oh, hell no.
1. I’m clumsy.
2. I lock myself out of my work office at least once a semester.
3. I once injured my butt by just standing up. Yeah, that was weird.
4. I can’t function without caffeine.
5. I dance while brushing my teeth.
6. I can’t pronounce words like “aluminum” or “epidemiology”
7. I like ice in my milk.
8. My index toe is way longer than my big toe. (ewww)
9. I like to play pranks on my colleagues.
10. I always manage to stain my clothes whenever I eat chocolate no matter how careful I am.
You can read more about L.G. Castillo and her books at: https://www.lgcastillo.com/
Dive into eleven lush novellas full of magic and mystery that break the mold of traditional fantasy and romance with exciting, daring, and original stories.
From sinfully sexy, to devastatingly romantic, to charmingly sweet, this paranormal romance collection will capture your heart and keep you on the edge of your seat to see what happens next.
When serendipity and fate collide, what else could you get but unexpected romance and Wayward Magic?
With new and original works from: K.N. Lee, Calinda B, Margo Bond Collins, Scarlett Dawn, Nicole Garia, Danielle Annett, Morgan Jane Mitchell, Angelica Dawson, S.E. Babin, Xyla Turner, and Blair Edens.
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From Wayward Magic we bring to you a fun little teaser from Nicole Garcia’s novel Cupid’s Heart available now in the Wayward Magic collection.
The Rebels & Runes boxed set contains an incredible 23 URBAN FANTASY STORIES, including works by NYT and USA Today bestselling authors!
Spell-binding tales of magic, malice, mayhem and madness can be found in this impressive assortment. If you enjoy stories about shape-shifting creatures, monsters, ghosts, wizards and witches, then this is the collection for you.
Here with us today is Author Lee Hayton sharing a brief Q&A!
In planes and buses. Staring out windows while not thinking of anything tends to attract new ideas to fill up the empty void. I can sit at a desk and stare at a piece of blank paper without being able to think of a single way to clamber out of a plot-hole, or a better way of handling a slow-moving scene, but if I’m traveling somewhere, they just come.
Do you listen to music when you’re writing?
God no – that would be too much of a distraction. When I listen to music, I tend to LISTEN to music. I’ve never been able to have it as a background noise like other people seem to manage. The TV I can happily ignore even when shows I enjoy are on—I can just tune that sucker out—but music demands attention, and I provide it.
What is your favorite quote and why?
It’s never too late to be the person you always wanted to be—George Elliot. I think I like it because I’ve started again later in life to try to make something of myself, and this saying reminds me that I can keep doing that until I’m dead.
If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Patrick Bateman, because I’ve always wanted to stuff a cat into an ATM. Oh okay, and maybe one murder just to try it out. Wait, maybe two. What if the first one didn’t work out and I couldn’t take the time to enjoy it? Make it three. I get to change back at the end, right? I’m not sure I want to stay like this forever. I’d run out of dry cleaners.
What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
My next novel—Bitter Magic—is either available for pre-order or on new release now. It follows the story of a middle-aged woman caged inside a house and about to starve to death for the crime of accidentally possessing magic. Her only interaction with the outside world is through a group of teens who hack into her CCTV feed to watch her dying or maybe some of them are rooting for her to escape and live. Who knows? Well, I do, but that’s to be expected. Everyone else will have to read it to find out. The book intersects with my story—Caged Magic—which is part of the Rebels and Runes boxset but follows a different character.
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Featuring Titles From…
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Rebecca Hamilton
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Margo Bond Collins
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Catherine Vale
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tom Shutt writing with USA Today bestselling author Danielle Annett
USA Today bestselling author Lindsey R. Loucks
International bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins
International bestselling author D.N. Leo
USA Today bestselling author Madisyn Ashmore
International bestselling author Tiffany Allee
International bestselling author A. Payne writing with International bestselling author N.D. Taylor
International bestselling author Jess Haines
International bestselling author N.M. Howell
International bestselling author Becca Fanning
International bestselling author Lily Thorn
International bestselling author Sharon Stevenson
Award-Winning author Elizabeth Kirke
International bestselling author J. S. Malcom
Award-Winning author Julie Morgan
International bestselling author M. H. Soars
International bestselling author Joanna Mazurkiewicz
International bestselling author Pamita Rao
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I also wanted to highlight author Lindsey Louckes who took part in an author interview just for us!
- Sail is a pretty unique book. How did you formulate such an idea?
It sparked from a random dog walker. My imagination must’ve been cranked to eleven that day, but suddenly the dog walker was in space, the leash turned into a chain that attached to the person’s head, and the dog morphed into an alien slothcat. It’s probably a good thing I call myself a writer because otherwise I would likely be wearing a straitjacket. 😉
- This is the first book in a series. The second one is coming soon, right? And how many books do you think you’ll write in this series?
The second one is coming soon! I just have to finish writing it. I’m one of those authors who deliberates for at least half an hour on one sentence. I’m trying to improve that. No, I must improve because deadlines are looming! The series might be three books long, but we’ll see if my characters tell me otherwise.
- Is all your writing of the spooky variety?
It’s not! Despite my love of creepy things, I have a sexy contemporary novel that my agent is currently shopping to publishers. It was a challenge to write because sticking in a zombie or ghost has become second nature to me, but it’s a good thing to stretch my writing muscles. I would like to do more of that in the future!
- Are you a horror junkie? If so, what is your favorite horror movie? If not, what drew you to write Sail, a paranormal thriller with horrific elements?
I’m a crazy horror junkie! My very favorite thing to do is wait for my boyfriend to go to work (he works nights and HaTeS horror movies), pop in a spooky movie, turn out the lights, and gnaw off my fingernails while I watch! That’s my heaven.
Hmm, my favorite horror movie? The Exorcist was pretty frightening, as was The Ring.
- In what kind of atmosphere do you prefer to write? Crowded coffee shop? Holed up in the basement? At a desk? Upside down?
I write right-side up in the spare bedroom, which is kind of an office/spare bedroom/cat sanctuary. It has to be deathly quiet. I wish I could write to music because I love it so much, but I can’t. I write best when it’s sunny, and I can look over at my cat who’s soaking in the rays. His peaceful face puts me in the zone for some reason.
Thanks so much for stopping by today Lindsey! We loved having you. Before you go would you give us a brief about you summary and let our readers know where they can find you?
Lindsey R. Loucks is a former school librarian living in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate-induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to re-energize. Feel free to visit her at www.lindseyrloucks.com
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