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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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!

~☆~~KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY~~☆~

~☆~~ Kindle Giveaway Promo ~~☆~

I just saw a great promotion idea based on giving back to the fans rather than investing in advertising.

I’d like to do 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:

  1. Like The Crooked Halos Facebook page
  2. Like this post and comment “enter me”
  3. SHARE THIS POST – the more you share it, the more chances of reaching our goal!
  4. BUY Even Halos Can Be Crooked (*if you haven’t already done so) Click HERE to order a copy of Even Halos Can Be Crooked  .

Sharing this post and encouraging others to get a copy of Even Halos Can Be Crooked is crucial for this giveaway 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.)

Event: Guest Author Article on The Story Reading Ape March 22, 2017 1:00 am UTC

The Story Reading Ape website will be sharing a guest author article of mine where I’m interviewed by Desmin, the Devils Spawn Minion, from The Crooked Halo series. A direct link to the article will be provided after it has gone live on March 22, 2017 at 1:00 am UTC (London, UK time).

You can RSVP for the Event on The Crooked Halo Series Facebook page here:

The Crooked Halo Series Facebook RSVP Event for Guest Article

Link for The Story Reading Ape blog site:
https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/

Event: Podcast Live Release Date for Desmin’s First Assignment March 03, 2017 6 pm CST

Desmin’s First Assignment, a flash story in The Crooked Halo series,  is scheduled to go live on the March 3rd podcast of 600 Second Saga, episodes go live at 6pm CST/ 7pm EST.

The podcast will be available here:tmp_20036-desmins-first-assignment-642569477

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A Flash in Time – A Crooked Halo Series Flash short story

I was given the opportunity to submit a short flash story to the 600 Second Saga site.  The site produces podcasts narrated by Mariah Avix. My first flash story was a little too long and rather than lose the time and effort Mariah put into the podcast, she gave me the file and permission to share the audio here. Please be sure to check out her page:   600 Second Saga      My second attempt, Desmin’s First Assignment, will be scheduled for her podcast March 3rd, 2017!

Link to the Podcast audio:

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Even Halos Can Be Crooked

Even Halos Can Be Crooked

A Paranormal Mystery Romance by: L. M. Schukraft

The first book in the The Crooked Halo series coming soon!

       I’m Autumn. I’m having an interesting couple of days you could say. See, I almost died and was sent back from Limbo because I haven’t built up enough good Karma. I know. It sounds far out there but imagine if you were living it?

 

I don’t have to because I already am.

   book-1-crooked-halo-front-cover-only   Now I’m seeing halos everywhere. I even have one and it’s crooked! Can you believe that? My halo is crooked!

  Apparently my soul is imbalanced and is now in a power struggle between Heaven and Hell. I’ve been given the chance to straighten out my halo, so if and when I do die, I can go to Heaven. They’ve given me a sexy guardian angel to help protect my soul. He’s yummy, smells like cookies, and is smoking hot eye candy that tempts my body. If I’m not careful, he may just tempt my heart.

       Along with my golden-eyed Angel, I’ve been assigned a wise-cracking Devils Spawn Minion, Desmin, to help me complete my task set by the Heavens themselves. Follow me on this wild adventure as I battle creatures spawned from the depths of Hell and unravel a mystery bigger than any of us could have imagined.