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Marie Hall is a USA Today Bestselling Author and has always held a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm… Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones. Then the day came she realized apart from the sexy bad boy she married, there’d be no vampires/shapeshifters/mermaids/fairies/or even stinky trolls in her future unless she wrote about them. More often than not she can be found roaming the wild, lush tropical forest she calls her backyard (a.k.a. Hawaii) and day dreaming constantly about her latest project. Her Mad Hatter is the first book of her Kingdom Series. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at MarieHallWrites@gmail.com! Or friend her on Facebook! You can also find Marie on her Blog and Twitter.
Last Friday, typhoon Haiyan locally called typhoon Yolanda one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history hit the Philippines leaving 20 provinces devastated. An estimated 4 million people were affected. 10,000 deaths were reported as of date. Thousands of families have lost their homes and loved ones. We need all the help we can get. Here’s a condensed list of how you can help and where you can send your donations:
FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
- text donations via Globe
- Red Cross and DSWD relief operations (infographic)
- list of ongoing relief operations via Rappler
- donations via ABS-CBN News
- donations via Victory Philippines
- Tulong Kabataan Relief Drive
- relief operations via University of the Philippines
- relief operations via the Department of Education
- pick-up locations for donations via Air 21
- donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
- donations via Global Giving
- donations via Habitat for Humanity
- donations via World Food Programme
- donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
- donations via UNICEF Philippines
- donations via CARE Australia
- donations via Caritas Internationalis
- donations via GMA Network (credit card)
- donations via World Vision
- donations via AmeriCares
- donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
- donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)
So here I was, fangirling over Finn Taurok… when Draconica Author, Dan Wright, told me he suddenly had an idea: To co-write a fan fiction about Finn and Rana. (Yes, I absolutely am crazy about Finn but I love Rana, too). Yay! So here’s the fanfic / short story that we made. I hope you’ll enjoy it. We definitely enjoyed writing it.
So this is Finn:
And this is Rana:
and this is the two of them together:
Check out Dan Wright’s Draconica Series in his goodreads page.
The Approach by A.R. Von
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hot and steamy, Wunder consists of infected zombies and dead zombies and some deliciously sweet moments in between. Action-packed adventure greets the reader with every turn of the page. Exciting and descriptive fight scenes makes the book difficult to put down. Written in the first person perspective, this novelette contains a unique plot and rich narrative. Amusing, cool, and kick-ass characters color every page with their tough and diverse personalities and quirky attitudes. This quick read provides amazing and intriguing insight into the future and the life humans would have twenty five years into the zombie Apocalypse. It’s like High School of the Dead, Resident Evil, and Warm Bodies rolled into one.
I was given an e-book copy by the author. I was not paid for this review. All conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Releasing today and for a limited time only - you can get this bundled set for just $0.99. Just in time for Halloween - stock up for presents - a good way to meet some new authors, discover a new series or reconnect with favorite characters in this Urban Fantasy Romance Collection!
Title: Magic After Dark
Author: Danielle Monsch, Dannika Dark, Deanna Chase, Kate Danley, Marie Hall, S.M. Reine
Pages: 1000 +
View at: Goodreads
About the Book:
Dive into six different worlds of vampires, demons, fae, fairy godmothers, mages, and all things magic. Prepare for a wild ride,…Whether you’re looking for nail-biting drama, mystery, intense action, humor, new breeds of paranormals, or passionate romance. Indulge in this amazing boxed set from six bestselling urban fantasy authors: SM Reine ~ Sacrificed in Shadow, Marie Hall ~ Crimson Night, Deanna Chase ~ Influential Magic Danielle Monsch ~ Fairy Tales and Ever Afters, Kate Danley ~ Maggie for Hire, and Dannika ~ Dark Sterling.
So - what will you get?
SACRIFICED IN SHADOW by SM Reine Lincoln Marshall is a small-town deputy with a very big problem. Six members of his church have been found dead, killed by a rogue werewolf. He’ll have to make a deal with the Devil to save victims that have gone missing — maybe literally. Elise Kavanagh, preternatural investigator and exorcist, is the expert when it comes to violent deaths at the jaws of evil. She’s also among the most powerful demons that Hell has spawned. Elise jumps at Lincoln’s case, and it’s not just because of his down-home charm. Someone’s laid a trap for her in Northgate, and she wants to find out who….
CRIMSON NIGHT by Marie Hall Welcome one and all to Carnival Diabolique- my name is Pandora, and I’m a Nephilim. What does that mean? I’m half demon, what’s my other name? Lust. But I’m not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. But people are starting to disappear and lately I’ve felt a dark presence lurking around me. I think it might be a death priest and that’s really bad. This should have been easy, me killing fanged freaks, getting rid of my pesky priest problem, but I’m about to be betrayed by the one person I thought I could trust with my life and before the night is through I’ll be covered in crimson… -Dark Urban Fantasy
INFLUENTIAL MAGIC by Deanna Chase Welcome to the Crescent City, the home of Willow Rhoswen, faery and magical baker extraordinaire. While fighting for her life, Willow is caught between two gorgeous men as she navigates the corruption of a powerful vampire organization and her own supernatural government agency.
FAIRY TALES AND EVER AFTERS by Danielle Monsch If you like your fairy tales just a little twisted, this is the series for you! Three tales follow our fairy godmothers as they figure out ways to help the damsels - and mansels - in distress, all the while making sure every couple gets their happily ever after.
MAGGIE FOR HIRE by Kate Danley When monsters appear on earth, Maggie MacKay is on the job. No one is better at hauling the creepy crawlies back where they belong… no one except her dad, who disappeared mysteriously in the middle of an assignment. When an elf named Killian shows up with a gig, Maggie finds herself at the center of a plot to turn the earth into a vampire playground. The only hope for survival is tracking down two missing statues and a secret that disappeared with Maggie’s father. Warning: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.
STERLING (MAGERI SERIES: BOOK 1) by Dannika Dark Follow the journey of a young woman’s claim to immortality and her own identity. Zoë Merrick’s human life ends when she is brutally attacked by a Mage who gives her the gift of immortality. She soon discovers they are not magicians, but powerful beings who can manipulate energy. Justus De Gradi steps forward to act as her Ghuardian, teaching her how to fight to protect the light within her. Will she learn to accept her fate and trust those around her?
Just one more page…
Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall My rating: 5 of 5 stars An extremely engrossing and addicting read, this rendition of Alice in Wonderland can probably cause massive fandoms.
This photo was taken by Jheng|Photography at Bacolod Pana-ad Park and Stadium last Saturday, June 15, 2013.