IMPRINT: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon

I had the immense pleasure of beta reading Imprint: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon; this is book 2 of The Dusty Chronicles series.  Let me tell you–I couldn’t put in down. I was impressed with book 1, Haunting, and Ms. Sheldon delivered a great sequel.

Imprint

About the book:

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: June 4, 2014

Imprint is Book Two of “The Dusty Chronicles”, the sequel to BJ Sheldon’s award-winning debut novel, Haunting. Imprint follows Dusty and Jack through the next stage of their doomed romance.

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Vermeer starts off another school year as Mark Schutt’s girlfriend. At the same time, she continues to hide her feelings for Jack Olson, the ghost who haunts her heart. Other entities make an appearance, and Dusty begins to wonder if seeing ghosts has become a permanent part of her future. Tragic past events resurface and imprint themselves in Dusty’s world. When Jack is ripped from her arms and imprisoned in a dark void, his absence is more than she can bear.

An invisible enemy grows increasingly violent, and Dusty’s health and well-being deteriorate. When she tries to discover what it is that hides in the shadows, Dusty must turn to her family for help and convince her loved ones that she is not insane. Ultimately, she must battle evil, accept her fate and grieve for a love that she was never allowed to keep.

Purchase links:

Amazon Paperback

Amazon Kindle

Excerpt:

Despite all of the changes that Sadie and Dad had made, it was still the same place where I nearly lost my life. And the same place I had witnessed the extent of Jack’s love for me. He protected me the best he could. If he’d been alive himself, he would have taken that bullet for me.

It became apparent to me that night that I was doomed…no matter what. Jack and I would never truly be together, but I loved him regardless. The thought of not getting to spend the rest of my life with him was devastating, but just knowing that he felt the same way about me made it all okay somehow.

The panic rose in my chest as I glanced into the corner where Hank had stared into my face one last time. I recalled the hatred and anger in his eyes, and it sent my pulse racing out of control. Everything around me began to spin. I turned and ran from the room.

I stood in the middle of the family room catching my breath. Once again, I had failed to face my fear. The room grew cold, and I felt a chill on my shoulder. Jack had materialized behind me. I turned around. It never ceased to amaze me that no matter how many times I saw him, he could always take my breath away.

About the Author:

BJS ProfileBJ Sheldon lives outside of Rapid City, SD with her husband, Steven, a veteran of the U.S. military. She is the mother to 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of whom are still living at home and making her crazy. Together, BJ and her husband have a dog and 3 cats who all truly believe that they run the household and the humans are their pets.

BJ is working to complete the final book in The Dusty Chronicles paranormal romance series and already has 3 other future book projects planned, ranging from contemporary fantasy to sci-fi. Most days, she can be found in front of her laptop or reading a good book when she isn’t trying to keep her animals from taking over the world. Her daughters, who range in age from 10 to 19, all appear in her books in one form or another, from personality to attitude and even taste in the opposite sex.

Her favorite authors currently include Nicholas Sparks, Suzanne Collins, Hugh Howey, Isaac Marion, JK Rowling and Guy De’Maupassant, but there is room in her heart for other authors who may catch her fancy in the future.

Follow BJ Sheldon here:

Website: bjsheldon.webs.com

Twitter: @BJSheldonAuthor

Instagram: @BJSheldonAuthor

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bj.sheldon.author

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bjsheldonauthor

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/bjsheldonauthor

Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/bjsheldon

Have you read HAUNTING, book 1 of the series? Have you read IMPRINT already? Leave a comment and tell me what you thought of it.

The Fly House by Misty Provencher

Fellow indie author, Misty Provencher’s “The Fly House” is now available.

B&N Fly HouseBLURB:

The Earth’s atmosphere is swiss cheese.  To avoid the oncoming oxygen crisis, black-sheep heiress, Maeve Aypotu, has been chemically suspended in one of the Archive’s plush, multi-million dollar chambers, located underground.  Scientists claim they can patch everything up in about 15 years, so, just to be safe, the Archive programmed the chambers to open in 17 years.

And then, everything on Earth went wrong.

Up on the surface, Pluto has taken control of the planet, scorching away all signs of human civilization and reconstructing the environment to suit the Plutian’s lucrative dragon trade.  Humans that survived weree forced to be laborers, divided into five Houses, each handling a different stage of the dragon harvest.  Survival and repopulation have become a currency among the Houses.  To make matters worse, Rha Diem, the rugged leader of the Fly House, has gotten word that the cost of existence just rose to a price that no human should have to pay.  And now there is a whole Archive of survivors that will be expected to pay too.

Learning to trust one another may need to start small—with the fusion of one powerful Rha and one bad ass black sheep—before a damaged race can even hope to regain control of their alien Earth.

MISTY’S FAVORITE EXCERPT:

Maeve laid her head on his chest, feeling the lazy drag of his fingers through her hair.  His heart beat strong and steady below her ear.  She was so suddenly lost in this man, it was frightening.  The grip on her own independence slipped.  She knew she would give him whatever he wanted of her.  Everything.  Anything.  All of it.  It meant that he could destroy her, if he desired; she would give him that ability too.   It overwhelmed her.  His presence rendered her muscles incapable of moving away from him.

“This is what weakness is like,” she whispered, more to herself than to him, but his fingers paused.

“No,” his tone was soft, but disapproving.  “This is what trust is like.”

~Misty Provencher

AUTHOR BIO:

Once a high school drop out and runaway, Misty Provencher became a college grad, and is now a full-time novelist with a close knit family. She doesn’t do labels well. While she can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty’s life is the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquet of her muses into words.

Misty Provencher lives in Michigan. Knock on her internet blog door at: Misty Provencher’s Books,http://mistypro.blogspot.com/ or find her on Facebook and Twitter as Misty Provencher.

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Books by Misty Provencher

The CORNERSTONE Series  (Young Adult)

HALE MAREE  (Adult, Contemporary Romance)

FULL OF GRACE (Adult, companion book to Hale Maree)

MERCY, A GARGOYLE STORY  (New Adult, Dark Urban Fantasy)

Available in paperback and eBook at:

Barnes & Noble     Amazon    Smashwords

 

UtopYA 2014

One of the many incredible people I’m looking forward to meeting at the UtopYA 2014 Con in June is Jo Michaels.

As the weeks close in on the arrival of UtopYA 2014, Jo is doing unofficial author interviews, and guest posts on her blog with a few of the indie authors that will be at the convention. I’m one of those authors! Last year I went as an attendee. This year I will going as an exhibitor. Have you bought your ticket yet? I would love to meet you!

Why am I excited about meeting Jo? Besides the fact that she is a brilliant author, editor, blogger, and all around nice lady? I want to give her a hug for helping me when I thought all was lost.  

About two months ago, I had all of my ducks in a row gearing up for my debut novel release, or I’d thought anyway. I found out at the last minute the tour host I had scheduled months in advance had disappeared. Well, I saw recent activity on Facebook, but my messages and emails remained unanswered.

There I was…lost, and left standing in a leaking canoe, holding a broken paddle. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic…oh alright, it’s over the top, but I was extremely saddened. My hopes of having a December release date were gone. I had no idea whom I could call on such short notice who would have a package to fit in my budget.

I just happened to mention to Jo in an unrelated email, that my host was MIA. Within a few back and forth emails, Jo had renewed my hope. She told me to try contacting Enchanted Book Promotions because they had a large assortment of packages to fit almost any budget. Jo even answered all my questions about what I would need to have ready for a tour. Between Jo, Majanka at EBP, and Amber of Lady Amber’s Launch Party on Facebook, I was able to reach the potential readers my book needed.