The Halfling – Silver Dagger Book Blog Tour Giveaway!!

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The Halfling
by Melissa H. North
Genre: Fantasy

“There are three things I know are certain in my life. Firstly, I am a cursed halfling—part faerie, part human. Another thing I know is I hate faeries. They are deceitful, evil, and conniving.
The third thing I know—and it is a certainty—nothing is guaranteed in this life, including your sanity, your family, and your world as you know it.” – Eliana

Eliana finds herself propelled into a world she longs to stay away from; a world where nothing is what it seems. In a race against minds, she must master her magic and fight an unimaginable darkness, stretching throughout the realm of Grandelione. The same darkness that cursed her mother and, now, her half-brother is laying dormant in her too.

It grows stronger with each passing day.

Left with two options, she must choose to fight and bring peace back to Grandelione or plunge into a world of darkness and murder.

Can she learn to harness her magic and bring peace back to Grandelione and her family?

Or will the darkness within consume her?

Pursued by her brothers from the Faerie realm of Grandelione, Eliana Ariarose flees through the streets of New York City.
Her brothers are sworn enemies, with the youngest, Caelian, having battled to earn his title of Crown Prince from Aemon – a royal who vows bloodshed in order to have his claim to the throne restored.
As Eliana flees, she makes startling discoveries about herself and her real identity, as well as the truth about her upbringing.
Eliana meets many beings from the Faerie world. Some would die to keep her safe, while others would happily steal her immense and unusual powers, right before destroying her heart and soul.

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ha- excerpt
I’m going to die, she thought as claws large enough to crush a car reached for her. Her stomach launched into her throat as the creature picked her up. She screamed, her voice lost amidst the screech of its wingbeats. She groped for the zeitgeber in her pocket but feared that it would slip out of her hands because of her damaged shoulder. They were high in the sky, flying towards a red glow in the mountains. She had never imagined such a creature in her life. It was from hell itself. Panic engulfed her, sending bile into her mouth. Gagging, she tried to hold back the surge of vomit but couldn’t. Hot, acidic fluid gushed in sporadic intervals. The beast swung to the right and low to the ground as she continued to heave. The nauseating ride felt worse than a roller coaster. Her head swung from side to side as the motion of the flying beast slowed. Groggily, she turned her head and looked down as her stomach lunged once more towards her throat. A pair of burning eyes below her caught her attention. A figure, dressed in smoky black clothes and hidden inside a dark cloak watched her being carried like a helpless rabbit in the claws of an eagle. She did the only thing she could. As she opened her mouth and felt her stomach contents rise, she directed it towards the figure with the burning eyes. A tiny act of defiance in the face of approaching death.

ha- about the author

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About the Author

Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. Turning my passion into a fulfilling career as an Author has been one of my greatest dreams. I write because creating something that didn’t exist before is as close to magic as I’ll ever get. All you need is imagination.

I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting them to modern themes and trends.

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$.99 ebook Promo!! Get Your Copy of Even Halos Can Be Crooked Today!!

~☆~~ Kindle Giveaway Promo ~~☆~

◇◇◇ Even Halos Can Be Crooked ebook is $.99 today!! ◇◇◇

I’m doing a promo where if I sell 400 books – either ebook or print – by August 30th, 2017, I will give away ONE Amazon Kindle (an $89 value). If I sell 200 books by August 30th 2017, I will give away ONE $25 Amazon.com gift card.

In order to be entered in this giveaway, you will need to:

Like The Crooked Halos Facebook page
Like this post and comment “enter me”
SHARE THIS POST – the more you share it, the more chances of reaching our goal!
BUY Even Halos Can Be Crooked (*if you haven’t done so already). A copy can be purchased at the link provided above.

Sharing this post and encouraging others to get a copy of Even Halos Can Be Crooked is crucial for this give away to succeed!

Truthfully, it’s more about gaining fans and getting people to read the story so they can enjoy the fun adventure!

*(Facebook is not associated with this promotion in any way. Commenting ‘enter me’ does not guarantee a win or winner. Winners are dependent on meeting book sales goals. Winners will be announced September 14th, 2017 only if sales goals of 200 ($25 gift card) or 400 (Kindle valued at $89) have been reached by August 30th, 2017. This contest is open internationally. No purchase is required to be entered but it does help meet the sales goals. Winners have 3 days to respond once selected and agree to provide a ship to address for the Kindle or email address for the gift card. If no one responds by the 3rd day, another winner will be selected. Please message The Crooked Halos Series with any questions regarding this giveaway. Void where prohibited.)

Castles in the Sky is here!! Where to buy!

Front cover image only.jpgMy poetry and short story novella is published!! It was released July 25th, 2017 and is available in both print and eBook formats here:

Createspace print book for $5.99

Amazon Unlimited, Kindle and Print options from as low as $0 to $5.99

Barnes and Noble print book $5.99

I’m still working on updating all the sites with the release of Castles in the Sky but above are the 3 major areas to grab a copy and check out this unique collection of work. Hopefully, I’ll be able to add a Goodreads link soon!

~Fantastic Review from Emerald Book Reviews~

I don’t know how I could have missed sharing on here this gem of a review on Goodreads but somehow I did!

I’m so happy to share it with everyone. I only wish that I had shared it sooner. Somehow, I don’t know how it took so long, but I have a feeling it involves Toddler Mommy brain. That, folks, is a scarier thing than it sounds like!

Thank you so much Nicole!!

You can find Nicole’s page Emerald Book Reviews on Facebook by clicking here today!

 (update: I did some research because I knew I had to have seen the review in some way and if it went anything like it just did for me with my toddler expressing quite clearly how he wanted my seat in front of my laptop and got so upset, it brought him to tears, then I know exactly how I could have missed the step of sharing it on my blog. I did share it on The Crooked Halos Series Facebook page the very day I was told the review had posted, phew. My son came down with a nasty cold right around that time frame and then even nastier stomach bug for over a week and my blog and Facebook page updating took a bit of a break while I nursed him back to health. My apologies it’s late being shared on my blog but I’m definitely happy I’m sharing it now! )

Nicole McCurdy’s Reviews > Even Halos Can Be Crooked

Even Halos Can Be Crooked by L.M. Schukraft

Even Halos Can Be Crooked
by L.M. Schukraft (Goodreads Author)

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Nicole McCurdy‘s review

Mar 30, 2017
really liked it
read count: 1

 

❤ Reviewed by Nicole at Emerald Book Reviews ❤

This book was such a quirky, eccentric, madcap adventure-fantasy and to be perfectly honest those are my absolute favourite kind of books, the stories you cannot predict and the characters that don’t excactly fit a cookie-cutter mold of how a heroine or hero should think or act. The heroine in Even Halos Can be Crooked, Murie Autumn Topaz, was one of the most unique I’ve come across in a long time and I am an avid reader. Her inner monologue-although at times disjointed and scattered- is hilarious throughout, especially when her thoughts are side tracked and she goes off on a tangent of comical proportions. She is a heroine, however that a reader will either like or loathe, but I absolutely loved her. Whimsical and funny, smart and dedicated, Murie stole the show for me, followed closely by our mysterious sweetheart hero Castle (fabulous name!)

‘Castles feathers were just as soft as I remembered them. They felt like I was hugging a cloud. I sniffed in his wonderful scent, snuggled in deeper to the feathers and sleep claimed me quickly. I slept peacefully for the rest of the night.’

Even Halos Can Be Crooked is a fast-paced, take no prisoners, whirl wind adventure featuring a great cast of characters, both main and supporting. It’s fascinating and so easy to get sucked in and swept away by it all. The writing sometimes didn’t flow as well as I would have enjoyed, but it didn’t necessarily detract from the story as a whole. If you like fantasy adventure and a strong but neurotic heroine and a bit of a magical hero, then definitely take a chance on this book today.

Book Tour Links for July 4, 2017 to August 4, 2017!! It’s started!

Hello all!

I’m so excited to have Even Halos Can Be Crooked taking a month long book tour all set up by Silver Dagger Book Tours!

Here are all the links to where you can follow Even Halos Can Be Crooked on this tour. Please check out the links, the blogs, share, comment, and maybe, I don’t know, get the book??!!

There is a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway that is running alongside my other giveaway based on reaching 400 book sales (an Amazon Kindle fire – valued at $89) and/or a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway if I reach 200 book sales. So every Facebook like and share enters into my giveaway and checking out the links below, you can enter for the book tour giveaway!!

July 4- kickoff at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

July 4- Mythical Books

July 5- AC Squared Book Blog

July 5- The Book Town

July 6- The Authors Blog

July 6- The Avid Reader – slow to load on my cell, just in case anyone else has that issue

July 7- Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

July 7- Lisa-Queen of Random

July 8- Mello & June

July 10- Susan Heim on Writing

July 10- Mama’s Corner of the World

July 11- U.S. – Brazil Book Review – doesn’t look like the site shared the tour post :/

July 11- Turning Another Page

July 12- Sylv.net

July 12- Queen of All She Reads

July 13- Erica Robyn Reads

July 13- The Blackwood Blog

July 14- The Bookworm Chronicles

July 14- Jazzy Book Reviews

July 17- Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

July 17- Traci Hayden

July 18- Yah gotta read this

July 18- Teatime and Books

July 19- Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

July 19- Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

July 20- Wonderful World of Books

July 20- Indie wish List

July 21- The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

July 21- For Love of Books4

July 24- 6 Feet Under Books

July 24- Circle of Stalkers

July 25- Rabid Readers Book Blog – this is a Facebook link and you will need to log in and scroll down for a bit to get to the post 🙂

July 25- Book review Virginia Lee Blog

July 26- Cloe Michael’s Reads

July 26- Books Dreams Life

July 27- Ourbookstars

July 27- The Reading Diaries

July 28- Must Read Faster

July 28- Always Love Me Some Books Blog

July 31- Bound 2 Escape

July 31- BB’s Book Reviews & Promotions

Aug 1- SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews

Aug 1- Book Bangers Blog

Aug 2- Anna Del C Dye

Aug 2-  Shh, I am Reading

Aug 3- Spunky N Sassy

Aug 3- Celticlady’s Reviews

Aug 4- My Book and Music Obsession

 

Castles in the Sky – Cover reveal!

 

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I’m so excited to be finally sharing the cover for my latest book – Castles in the Sky. This is a stand alone short novella of poems and short stories. Don’t let the word poetry throw you off from checking out this book! The poems are unique with imagery and humor that sets them apart from typical poetry. Some are playful while others are a little dark so I think you can find something to enjoy with these poems.

There are 3 short stories:

  1. The first one is done in the style of a Greek Creation Myth. One reviewer commented on “What a story teller you are” after reading Aroma and Damien’s tale.
  2. The next story is a dark tale of a tortured young girl finding her revenge as a woman in the most unusual way
  3. The last story is like an Indiana Jones tale with a little fantasy thrown in. A woman finds herself in trouble once again and is rescued by a mysterious man, which leads them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Castles in the Sky will be available in both eBook and print format soon! The anticipated release date is July 25th, 2017!!!

 

 

New 5 star Review – Why haven’t you read Even Halos Can Be Crooked yet?

Desmin here: I’ve hijacked the blog for a hot hopping Hades minute to share this fantastic review and ask why haven’t you read the book yet? I’m in it! That’s should be reason enough to check out Even Halos Can Be Crooked. I’m a cute, adorable, talking stuffed toy dragon that fly’s and spits fire.

Go ahead, get a copy, and find out what a great story this is!

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, July 2, 2017
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This review is from: Even Halos Can Be Crooked (Kindle Edition)
An absolutely amazing story with such an inventive storyline and amazingly thought out characters. Definitely worth picking up