5 Holiday Stories from NineStar Press Week 2 Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have NineStar Press visiting today with week 2 of their new Holiday stories; we have A Fae’s Dear Santa…, Keelan Ellis’s Light One Candle, Jana Denardo’s The Glow of Luminiferous Aether on Tinsel, Annabelle Jay’s Oranges and Cloves and K.S. Trenten’s Seven Tricks. We have a great excerpt from Seven Tricks and we also have a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Holiday Stories week 02

Dear Santa… by A. Fae

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The holidays don’t mean much to Nadia. There are be tons of socialite parties her parents will force her to attend. She’ll be expected to find just the right outfits to pass the inspection of her mother, as well as to hopefully catch the eye of one of the belles at the ball. None of which she cares about in the least. To say she’s a Scrooge is an understatement.

Before the kick-off event takes place, Nadia receives an unexpected call from the daughter of one of her parents’ friends. They’ve met before, but for the life of her, Nadia just can’t place her. They exchange pictures through text—a gorgeous woman to match the sultry voice. As her mood is heightened slightly, enter nerves galore.

How will the holidays turn out? Will this mysterious woman from the past be able to pull the Christmas spirit out of her after all? And when is the right time to tell her she’s asexual?

Dear Santa…

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Light One Candle by Keelan Ellis

Nerdy, struggling graphic novelist Josh Reben expected to work at his comic book store job all through the holidays. The only thing he had to look forward to was a possible hookup with a guy who—let’s be honest—didn’t seem that into him. So when his brother Ben calls to tell him he’ll be flying home for Hanukkah, along with his wife and new baby, Josh pleads for the day off for a family visit.

With the best of intentions, Ben also invites their former neighbor Marc Birnbaum to dinner. Only, he didn’t know that Marc bullied Josh for years when they were children. Josh approaches the evening with the idea of getting some closure, but when he finds Marc to be completely changed from his childhood self, things get a little confusing.

Family drama and personal baggage make for holiday tensions, but during the Festival of Lights, the Rebens and their guest just might find their way to some new understandings.

Light One Candle

The Glow of Luminiferous Aether on Tinsel by Jana Denardo

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As Chief Tactician for the airship DeGrasse, Jacob Scarberry has spent the last six months on a wearying tour of duty. He’s missing home, and his prosthetic leg is conducting the December cold straight to his core. But with the holidays coming up, he’s looking forward to a well-earned leave, sharing some Christmas surprises with his lover, Dr. H. Alphus Troyer, and welcoming in the dawn of the 20th century.

A professor at Ohio University, Al is already on Christmas break, and his unconventional household is in a festive frenzy. Al is a bit less joyous, his anticipation of Jacob’s return warring with uncertainty over the special gift he had commissioned for him. Would Jacob appreciate it, or will it put a strain on their relationship?

Suddenly Al’s worries become trivial when the newspapers report an attack on the DeGrasse. With Jacob fighting for his life miles away, Al is left to wonder whether Jacob will return at all, or whether the planned festivities will become holiday heartbreak instead.

The Glow of Luminiferous Aether on Tinsel

Oranges and Cloves by Annabelle Jay

Annabelle Jay - Oranges and Cloves CoverLandon, father of three, accidentally runs into another shopper while looking at oranges in the supermarket. He thinks little of the incident, but after being tasked to find a church by his mother and testing out a Children’s Advent Celebration with his kids, he discovers that the shopper is actually one of the instructors helping all of the children make spiced orange pomanders. The man gives Landon a pomander with his phone number on it, but since Landon swore off men for 2017 after his partner left him and his dates have all flaked on him, will he take the instructor up on his offer of a date?

Oranges and Cloves

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Seven Tricks by K.S. Trenten

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Some say a mouse king has seven heads. Hah, trust a human to get our legends wrong.

A mouse prince must perform seven tricks before the twelve days of Christmas are up. It’s how he wins his crown, but the prince has whiskers set on something else. A stiff beauty with a magnificent jaw, waiting for him under the holiday shrub. He caught his scent in a dream, which he’s been sniffing after ever since.

Scamper with him through his adventures and misadventures, dodging traps, cats, and giants, while he wins a steadfast nutcracker’s heart.

 

Seven Tricks

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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler

Title: The Jackal’s House Series: Lancaster’s Luck 02 Author: Anna Butler Genre: Steampunk Length: Novel (310 pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 30, 2017) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts Blurb: Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit […]

The Gilded Scarab by Anna Butler

Title: The Gilded Scarab Series: Lancaster’s Luck 01 Author: Anna Butler Genre: Steampunk Length: Novel (314 pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 16, 2015) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts Blurb: When Captain Rafe Lancaster is invalided out of the Britannic Imperium’s Aero Corps after crashing his aerofighter during the Second Boer War, his eyesight is […]

The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the tour for her new release The Jackal’s House, we have a brilliant guest post from Anna, a great new excerpt, Shorty’s reviews and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

 Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with her new release The Jackal’s House, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

 Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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The Jackal’s House by Anna Butler Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Anna Butler stopping by today with the fabulous cover to her upcoming release The Jackal’s House, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway to celebrate so check out the post and follow the instructions to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

The Jackal’s House

(Lancaster’s Luck 02)
by

Anna Butler

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?

Release date: 30th October 2017
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press ebook  | Dreamspinner Press paperback

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Throwaway Card by A.J. Marcus

Title: Throwaway Card Author: A.J. Marcus Genre: Historical Americas, Steampunk Length: Novel (200 Pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 12, 2015) Heat Level: Low Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts Blurb: Hugh Lafoux managed to survive the Civil War, but came out of it scarred for life and with an intricately crafted metal leg. Since the war ended, he’s wandered aimlessly, looking for the next card […]

Mongrel Trilogy Bundle by K.Z. Snow

Title: Mongrel Trilogy Bundle Series: Mongrel 1-3 Author: K.Z. Snow Genre: Ghosts, Spirits, Mystery, Suspense, Steampunk, Vampires Length: Novel (475 pages) Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (April 29, 2016) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts Blurb: One day a shadow is cast on the Mechanical Circus, a rollicking seaside carnival where imagination meets machinery, when […]

Broken, Collared and Ready for Revenge by James Cox

Title: Broken, Collared and Ready For Revenge Series:  The Gentlemen Brothers # 3 Author: James Cox Genre: Steampunk, Futuristic, Suspense, Erotic, Sci-Fi Length: Novella (88pgs) Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 19, 2016) Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts Blurb: When the collar comes off, all that’s left is a broken man… Alexander Gentleman has […]

Re-Inventing Love by Storm Grant Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys, we have Storm Grant stopping by today with her newest release Re-Inventing Love, we have a great excerpt and my review, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Re-Inventing Love

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Storm Grant

Engineer and assistant inventor Maximilian Grün is in love with his employer, but he daren’t reveal the truth. It’s 1910 and if Canadian authorities learned of his homosexuality, they’d deport him back to Germany where the country of his birth would become the country of his death.

When promising young inventor and mathematician Dr. Jasper Hamilton expresses his own feelings for Max, the young German regretfully declines. He cannot risk their partnership, their reputations—their very lives!

Then a rival inventor sabotages their inventions. Jasper is caught between the physical and the metaphysical, reduced to atoms, and transported to the spirit plane! Max is devastated, deeply regretting his lost chances.

But Jasper manages to communicate across the aether, telling Max he must reverse the machine’s polarity. But without Jasper’s talent for mathematics, the calculations defeat him.

Can the would-be lovers bridge the gap between life and death to finally be together?

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Skyships Over Innsmouth by Susan Laine Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps, we have Susan Laine stopping by with her upcoming horror/ steampunk/ post-apocalyptic release Skyships Over Innsmouth, we have a fantastic guest post from Susan and she also brings along a great excerpt, so check out the post and enjoy! <3 ~Pixie~

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Skyships Over Innsmouth

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Susan Laine

Twenty winters have passed since the Cataclysm brought down society and robbed people of their memories. Humanity, vastly reduced in numbers since the initial chaos, has started anew in Canal City with the aid of library books and steam technology. The Scout and Ranger Corps was established to search for possible survivors and to replenish dwindling resources.

Dev is the captain of the scout airship Smoke Sparrow, and Shay is the scholar of their newest expedition. Their destination is Innsmouth, Massachusetts, a small fishing town that is mentioned in obscure books but shows up on no maps. Might its secrets offer answers? But within the fog-covered, ruined hillside town by the bay lurk unspeakable dangers and horrors beyond imagining. The expedition team soon learns that Innsmouth is one town that should have been left forgotten.

Release date: 2nd August

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Clockwork Tangerine by Rhys Ford Audiobook

Title:  Clockwork Tangerine Series: N/A Author: Rhys Ford Narrator: Greg Tremblay Genre: Dystopian, Steam Punk,  MM Romance Length: 2 hours and 10 minutes Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (12th May 2016) Heat Level: Moderate Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts Blurb: The British Empire reigns supreme, and its young Queen Victoria has expanded her realm to St. Francisco, […]

The Empty Hourglass by Cornelia Grey Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Cornelia Grey popping in with the tour for her new release The Empty Hourglass, we have a great guest post, a great excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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The Empty Hourglass

(Deal With A Devil)
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Cornelia Grey

Thomas Escott has always wanted to be a toymaker, yet just as he achieves his dream, an accident claims his right hand. He’s certain his life is over—until he hears about groundbreaking prosthetics being made by a reclusive inventor.

Jethro Hastings is perfectly content to live alone up in the mountains working on a secret masterpiece: a humanoid automaton that will change the scientific community forever. He’s behind schedule, and the date of the unveiling is fast approaching, so when Thomas shows up on his doorstep offering help in exchange for a mechanical hand, Jethro agrees. Time, after all, is running out on another deal he’s made: one with the devil.

The devil gives Jethro’s inventions life, but he can just as quickly take life away—Jethro’s, to be exact. As the sand in the devil’s hourglass falls, marking the time until the end of the deal, inventions go haywire, people get hurt, and Thomas realizes he needs Jethro just as much as his prosthetic. Now he must find a way to save Jethro’s soul, but negotiating with a devil is just as difficult as it sounds.

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