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♡ Blog Tour + #Giveaway ♡ City of Roses by Donovan Pruitt @KalaEmpire @XpressoReads




City of Roses
by
Donovan Pruitt

Release Date: May 5th 2015

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

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✾ Synopsis ✾


A young man ventures to his lost love's childhood home in the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine. When a sudden accident puts him off-course, he awakes to discover a lively and vibrant culture living in a nearby village and a woman who reignites his heart. But something sinister lurks in the shadows, and he must face the terror and help defend the village from evil before it is lost forever. Go beyond the tragedy of Chernobyl and discover the magic in the City of Roses.








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✿ Excerpt ✿


There had been a woman in his headlights. She was a blur on the road, a temporary streak of visual noise coated in a thin white veil that glimmered in the motorcycle high beam. Alex had done everything he could do to avoid her, much to his detriment. He could still hear the squeal of his skidding tires, the buzzing wail of their airborne spin toward the trees, and the hollow punch of his body into the earth.

The fire at his back urged him forward, but the haze of blindness from his fall beckoned the utmost caution. The Geiger counter flipped from his wrist, clicked, and instantly flashed red.

Images flooded his mind to stabilize his failing condition — a last-ditch attempt to stay anchored to consciousness. His body was cold with washes of stinging pain and targeted chills, likely from open wounds and fresh blood. Groaning, Alex crawled forward along the forest floor. Each crunching branch and shuffle of soil echoed out like an extension of his seemingly broken body. He didn't know where he was going, or in which direction, but he knew he had to escape the flames of the wreck in his wake.

Each blink wore heavy. The world disappeared for seconds at a time as his eyelids struggled to part. But even lacking clarity of vision, he knew what would happen if the flames found their way to the gas tank. His body heaved forward, struggling with his last ounce of strength to push along and advance to safety, as far away from the bike as his body would allow.

His ears deceived him. What began as a vehicular engine in the distance was replaced by the heavy drums of an encroaching gallop. Alex was more than surprised to hear horses coming to his rescue, but his relief was shortly soured by the heart-stopping growl that shook the very trees around him. A howl ripped through the night air, more fiercely horrible than any dog or wolf.

He could feel the beast's nostrils flaring as it sniffed, searching the area. It marched in a wide circle around him, claiming its prey. Alex panicked, but found himself physically unable to resist an assault. With his consciousness already drifting away, he succumbed to its call and closed his eyes, allowing fate to take its course.






✿ The Author ✿


Donovan Pruitt has a passion for science fiction and fantasy, especially those titles that trend toward young and new adult storytelling. City of Roses was his first standalone book as an indie author, though he has also written for video games and was previously published as a co-author in the fantasy genre. You can visit him online at www.KalaEmpire.com or join the discussion on Twitter @KalaEmpire.

My Amazon book reviews are available here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A2BE15IF4S23I1



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♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Heaven Sent (Heaven's Rejects MC #1) by Avelyn Paige @AvelynPaige @SaintNSinBooks




Heaven Sent
Heaven's Rejects MC #1
by
Avelyn Paige

Release Date: October 31st 2015







Bloody... broken... barely surviving...

Danae "Dani" Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas.


Bike... babes... and booze...

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested.

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?






















Cold. All I can feel is a deep chill blanketing my body. My eyes open to complete darkness as a voice calls to me. Its muffled tones send shivers down my spine with every garbled word. A sense of familiarity floats around me as its words become clearer.

"Run, Dani," it pleas from beyond the black veil shrouding the room. "Escape while you can," it continues. Panic courses through my veins. Where in the hell am I? Why can't I see anything? The pleas go unanswered as my voice fails to render sound.

"Help!" I scream internally, "Please, fucking help me!"

The voice's call fades with each word. "You need to get the hell out of here, Dani. You need to move. Find a wall and escape," I coach to myself. A cold chill of air sweeps into the darkness encompassing me as I try to feel the place around me. My fingers plunge into a dense, sticky liquid as I crawl forward causing my body to slide with each movement. A hard surface is finally inching its way under my fingers.

Crawling upwards, I splay my hands against the cool wall. "You're on your feet, Dani. The hardest part is over now. Time to find a door or a light switch, something to get us out of here," my internal coach continues.

Keeping close to the wall, I finally find a switch. Flicking it upwards, the light shines brilliantly. As my eyes adjust to the light, my hands come into my vision. A scream barrels out of my throat when I see the sticky, red blood covering my hands and clothes. My heart races as I frantically wipe the blood away. Blood begins to pool at my feet, inching toward me. Rushing away from the blood, I fall backward into a solid, but warm obstacle. Before I can turn around, hands grasp my arms as a person's hot breath trails down my neck.

"Hello, Dani," a different voice whispers in my ear. "Welcome to Hell. You're mine now," the voice crackles as my body is pulled into black oblivion.










Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she's a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She's an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Never intending to ever write her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who'd recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She's excited to see where this wild ride takes her.




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