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Sneak Peek of The Dream Keepers by Ali Lucia Sky

Excerpt

Thea points to the page again and says, “I think it will work if you talk it out instead of thinking it. Pick something you want to happen. Then go through the process like it’s spelled out here. Meanwhile, I’ll close my eyes and see if I can picture what it is you are envisioning.”

I have to control my ever-arching eyebrow from hitting my hairline so Thea won’t see my dubiousness. “What if there is nothing I want?”

Her shoulders drop, her lips flatten. “Forget I asked, Gabriel. Michaela will help me. She isn’t dismissive like you, she said she wanted to know more about what I do anyway. Even if she is just humoring me, she wouldn’t be an asshole about it like you are.”

“Wait!” I’m hit by inspiration.

Michaela Beauchamp.

Mike.

Yep. I would love to actualize my desires for her. All. Day. Long. Some more so than others. Some not in front of my sister. But at the moment I want to actualize the one where she’s gone.

Gone.

Gone.

GONE!

Two months without the distracting virago on my mind would give me boundless joy.

“I know what I want. If you think this can work, I’m all over it. I know what I need control over.”

Thea looks uncertain. She’s trying to determine if I’m serious or playing her again.

She and I share a lot of the same features. Hers are more delicate than mine. I rarely notice them anymore since she took to slathering so much make-up on. But I recognize suspicion twinkling in her dark brown eyes. She’s not wearing contacts today and her eyes are the same dark nutty color as mine. Our father says that look of suspicion is my go-to look. It doesn’t look so attractive on my sister, though, as it looks on me.

I kick back on my sister’s bed with my back to her headboard and close my eyes. “I wish Mike would disappear while I’m here in McKeesport. Maybe she has an aunt that is looking for a child for her oven. She could go away to summer camp at Crystal Lake. Kidnapped by gypsies. Falls down a rabbit hole. Make friends with someone named Shawn or Harry who tours the world and needs fangirl repellent. Finds a hobby.”

“I could learn to make voodoo dolls.” The voice of Hell’s spawn replies.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Dream Keepers
by Ali Lucia Sky
Publication date: October 11th 2021
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

This World is just one of thousands of Worlds the Makers have created. The Universe and Makers are playing with those who live on it.

GABRIEL
No one who had met Michaela Beauchamp could come away from it unscathed. She was a shrew–argumentative, crass, and the focus of all my wet dreams. I loved to hate her. We were at war and I was determined to win. I didn’t want her to just go away, I wanted to watch her fine ass as she went in that direction.

MICHAELA
Whoever thought Gabriel Langdon was more than a pretty face never met the douchecanoe.
He had very few redeeming qualities. He was dumb, frustrating, and constantly featuring in all my sexiest dreams. I wasn’t difficult to please. I was reasonable. All I asked was that the Universe bless me with the absence of this jackhole!

THEA
What is one to do when you summon a hitchhiker and they take up residence inside your head? No fifteen-year-old girl has a good answer. With my brother and neighbor circling one another in a strange mating dance, I barely know how to ask for help.

I mean really, all I did was a little spell to Invoke Helpful Spirits and Positive Energy Beings.

Note: THE DREAM KEEPERS is a mature Young Adult/New Adult book and for readers over the age of 18 due to sexual content and profanity. This is part one of a trilogy and ends on a CLIFFHANGER.
This book is rated M for Mischief.

October 2021 – The Dream Keepers
February 2022 – Wishcraft
October 2022 – TBA

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AUTHOR BIO

Ali Lucia Sky is the author of The Powers That Be series. She lives in Southern California with her husband and a house full of kitty cats and a yard full of crows. When she isn’t writing, drinking coffee, or dreaming of new stories, she can be found planning her next vacation because traveling is LIFE.

The first book in The Powers That Be series, The Dream Keepers, will be released 11 October 2021.

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Sneak Peek of Beneath Black Water River by Leslie Wolfe

FALLS

Malia wore a flower in her hair.
Not just any kind of flower; she’d gone through online shopping hell to get the plumeria blossom delivered to the hotel that morning, just in time for her planned trip to Blackwater River Falls. She’d paid a fortune for it, worth every cent. She wore the scented bloom over her left ear, a Hawaiian custom that told the entire world her heart was taken. By a twenty-seven-year-old, good-looking, and slightly awkward computer nerd from San Francisco named Tobias Grabowsky, who’d probably miss the symbolic meaning of the plumeria, and that was if he even noticed it in the first place.

She didn’t care. She still wanted the flower to be just right, her hair perfectly shiny, the scent of the petals surrounding her like a mist from heaven, bringer of love and good fortune. But she wished she could’ve worn something else for that special occasion. She cringed at the thought of being proposed to in cream-colored stretch shorts and a red tank top instead of a breezy, white, ruffled gown that bared her shoulders. But if Toby wanted to take her to Blackwater River Falls that morning, she had to pretend she didn’t know why and wear the appropriate attire for hiking.

But she knew, and the excitement had overwhelmed her since she’d first found the diamond ring in his jacket pocket.
She’d been worried about his strange behavior the night they’d arrived in Mount Chester. Soon after dinner, expertly served by a blond with cleavage so deep it should’ve been restricted to adult audiences only, she’d noticed that Toby kept touching his right pocket as if to make sure something precious was still in there, tucked safely. That pocket was where he’d shoved the change and check from dinner, and Malia feared that Miss Cleavage might’ve sneaked in her phone number. Anxious for the rest of the evening, Malia could barely wait to get back to their hotel room. There, she lingered with the patience of a hungry spider for Toby to get into the shower, then plunged her hand into the pocket and found it.
That 1-carat beauty was definitely not for Miss Boobs.

Before Toby had come out of the shower, she had her plan in place. She’d make sure it was one to remember, and even if she had to wear shorts, at least everything else would be perfect.
Blackwater River Falls was a one-hour hike from their hotel, climbing at a gentle rate on the western versant of Mount Chester through a stunningly beautiful, fall-tinged forest. As they gained elevation, oaks and maples gave way to a variety of pines and firs, their cones littering the paths. They held hands and hiked with enthusiasm, her impatience causing Toby to ask, “Why the rush?” a couple of times. She’d just smiled in response and slowed down a little, even stopped to press her lips against his for a quick moment, before rushing uphill again.

She looked beautiful, her hair drifting freely in the water, a small locket floating by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain. Her red lips were gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape…

When Detective Kay Sharp first left Mount Chester—population 3,823—in her rear-view mirror, she promised never to look back. The town only contained bad memories and dark secrets. But when a brutal crime surfaces, she finds herself home once more, and this time she’s not going anywhere.

Kay is called to Blackwater River, where the body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found. Surrounded by snowy peaks and a forest alive with the colors of fall, the victim floats in the water, a hand-carved locket around her neck.

The locket seems strangely familiar. Digging into cold cases, Kay discovers that three-year-old Rose Harrelson was wearing it when she vanished fourteen years ago. In the middle of the night, the little girl’s bedroom—with Mickey Mouse on the wall and a hanging baby mobile—was suddenly empty. The unsolved case still haunts the town.

But the teenager they have found has been dead for only a few hours. If the girl in the river is Rose, where has she been, and who has been hiding her all this time? If she is someone else, why is she wearing the locket, and what happened to the missing child from all those years ago?

Kay knows she must solve the kidnapping in order to untangle the mystery of the dead body. As she unearths a web of lies and deceit spun for decades, the close-knit community will never be the same. And Kay will find herself facing a truly terrifying killer…

A totally gripping page-turner that should come with a health warning! Be warned: you’ll lose sleep and your heart will race like crazy as you read twist after twist. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot.

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Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.
Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. Since then, she has written many more, continuing to break down barriers of traditional thrillers. Her style of fast-paced suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology, has made Leslie one of the most read authors in the genre and she has created an array of unforgettable, brilliant and strong women heroes along the way.
A recently released standalone and an addictive, heart-stopping psychological thriller, The Girl You Killed will appeal to fans of The UndoingThe Silent Patient, or Little Fires Everywhere. Reminiscent of the television drama Criminal Minds, her series of books featuring the fierce and relentless FBI Agent Tess Winnett would be of great interest to readers of James Patterson, Melinda Leigh, and David Baldacci crime thrillers. Fans of Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni suspenseful mysteries would love the Las Vegas Crime series, featuring the tension-filled relationship between Baxter and Holt. Finally, her Alex Hoffmann series of political and espionage action adventure will enthrall readers of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, and Lee Child.

Leslie has received much acclaim for her work, including inquiries from Hollywood, and her books offer something that is different and tangible, with readers becoming invested in not only the main characters and plot but also with the ruthless minds of the killers she creates.
A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at LeslieWolfe.com/books.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you. Become an insider: gain early access to previews of Leslie’s new novels.

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Episode 16: Ruby Holloway Reads After Dark by Abe Moss

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Hello Reading Friends,

Welcome to Episode 16 of A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode we are discussing Ruby Holloway Reads After Dark by Abe Moss. It is a psychological horror or supernatural horror book. It has a Rosemary’s Baby type feel to it but only in the cultish kind of way.

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*Announcement of next book, Passion & Venom by S. Williams

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Spotlight of Witches of Grimm by C. M. Adler

Witch in the Woods

Witches of Grimm Prequel

by C.M. Adler

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived near an enchanted forest with her sister and her father. One day, while her father was gone selling firewood to the neighboring villages, her sister fell ill. Out of desperation, the young girl ventured into the forest for help and there she found a woman who gave her everything her soul desired…

Ambrosine lives next to an enchanted wood, which is no big deal when you know how to spot a magic hoax nest and trap nasty little night fairies. 

And certainly no big deal when there is not even a witch in the woods.

When her little sister Rosaline encounters a strange new creature, she falls asleep and a dangerous fever dream threatens her life. With their mother dead and their father gone, Ambrosine gambles with the deepest desire of her soul as she fights to save her sister.

Based on the Grimm fairy tale, The Tale of the Rose, this is a highly entertaining and bone-chilling story of the first Witch in the Woods.”

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Mother

Witches of Grimm Book 1

The writer’s voice and creativity is absolutely amazing throughout the story
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Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up near an enchanted wood. She was the delight of her father. The most precious gem of his heart.
And one evening in the spring, on her sixteenth birthday, she clutched her infant daughter to her chest and ran for her life.


A century later, a young girl named Maia found true love. Or at least she thought she had before her happily ever after turned into cries of, “Witch! Witch! Witch!” After an impulsive deal with a rumple goblin, Maia escapes the pitchforks and torches by taking her chances in the enchanted woods.

But there’s a witch in the woods.

Cerelia hasn’t seen another human soul for over one hundred years until a beaten and bloody pregnant girl stumbles into her magical garden. While fighting off witch-hunting villagers is one thing, dealing with rumple goblins is quite another. What will be the cost of saving Maia’s child?

Mother is the first book in the Witches of Grimm series. A gripping fairytale retelling of Rapunzel’s Mother Gothel, Mother is a magical story of love and sacrifice.

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Kissing Crows

Witches of Grimm Book 2

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful, curious girl who lived in an enchanted forest by the sea. Her mother loved her so much that she kept her in a tower, safe from anything that might ever harm her. And it was there, beneath the bright spring sun, that the girl wished she was free to fly with the crows…

Rapunzel lives in a world of mist fairies and mermaids, a world in which her gothel, Cerelia, has always kept her safe from all the evils of the world–rumple goblins, night fairies…and men.

As Rapunzel grows older, the fairy tales stacked high in her tower and her companion crows are no longer enough.

And so she makes a wish…

Prince Charles Marcus of Aubergen is restless, refusing to be content with the details of his arranged life. To escape the suffocating formality of his younger brother’s royal wedding, Charles takes his small boat out onto the sea.

Then a storm hits.

After surviving the storm and fighting off mermaids, Charles wakes in a strange cave to Rapunzel’s curious sea-green eyes. At that moment, Charles knows he has found his true love in this beautiful Lady of Crows.

But will true love be enough to keep them safe from Cerelia’s raging fear? Or the dark magic festering in the enchanted woods?

Kissing Crows is the second book in the Witches of Grimm series. A dark fairytale retelling of the classic “Rapunzel,” Kissing Crows is a powerful tale of forbidden freedom.

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CM Adler is the thriller and dark fantasy name for award-winning author Christine Nielson (formerly Haggerty). Christine lives a life that’s certainly never boring, and if there is ever a dull moment, she fills it with more writing projects.

Nestled in the mountains of northern Utah, Christine spends her days with her three human children and her additional four-legged, furry brood. In a former life, Christine taught English and karate and developed a love of spinning fire. Follow her adventures through her newsletter at www.queensandcrows.com.

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  • Signed copy of Witch in the Woods and Mother – each will have a personal note to the winner from CM Adler
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  • Signed copy of Witch in the Woods
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