Friday, May 5, 2017

Twisted Princess Box Set Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Twisted Princess Box Set

Genre: Dark fantasy

Publisher: SKGregory

Date of Publication: April 1st 2017


Number of pages: 261
Word Count: 70,000

Cover Artist: SKGregory

The Beast Within
S. K. Gregory

Book Description:

For Izzy, working with supernatural beings is part of her job. When she is called to clean up the mess of a cursed werewolf, her life takes a dark turn as she faces the beast within.

Excerpt The Beast Within:

I scrubbed at the floor, arms aching, as I tried to remove the blood. The floor was covered in pink tainted water but I seemed to have gotten most of it off.
Tossing the cloth into the bucket, I stood up, wiping my hands on my t shirt. Judging from the stains on it, I was going to have to throw it out anyway. I really should have asked for a clothing budget when I took this gig.
I caught movement in the doorway. He was there, lurking in the shadows.

About the Author:

S. K. Gregory was born in Northern Ireland in 1985. She is the author of several series of books including Daemon Persuasion, which was published by Mockingbird Lane Press.

She loves horror movies, reading and archery.  In her spare time she runs a review blog for authors. All of her works are available to purchase through Amazon.

Sleepless Beauty
Erin Hayes

Book Description:

Jane knows the tale of Sleepless Beauty well, an urban legend in her home town which tells the story of a beautiful woman who enraptures her prey with a kiss and steals their sleep. Jane tries to convince herself that it's just a fairy tale, until Sleepless Beauty kisses her best friend Hayden.

Excerpt  Sleepless Beauty:

The fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty used to terrify me as a child.
No, seriously.
The thought of sleeping for a hundred years, only to be woken by true love’s first kiss—is it really true love when you’re kissed by someone you don’t know? I remember being scared of spindles. Why were they so pointy and made princesses sleep? And that was made worse by the fact that my eccentric mother kept an antique up in the attic among the many other weird things she keeps of our family history.
And she wonders why I moved in with Dad after the divorce.
But I think something else contributed to my terror of that one fairy tale. Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, I’d always hear about this ghost that floated around Colonial Park Cemetery. If you saw her, you’d fall in love with her and become so obsessed that you’d stop sleeping. And then you died.
And the ghost was called Sleepless Beauty.

About the Author:

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

Spectral Velocity
Margo Bond Collins

Book Description:

Aboard the Rapunzel-320, Cybele helps a plague ridden planet with medical supplies. Her budding romance with Finlay is both forbidden and risky. Can she figure out a way for them to be together or is she doomed to a life of solitude?

Excerpt Spectral Velocity:

“Rapunzel-320, do you copy?” The slightly mechanized voice buzzed through Cybele’s helmet—an utterly unnecessary piece of equipment in her opinion, but one that she donned every time she took the pilot’s seat, exactly as protocol required.
“Copy, ground control. I’m ready to drop the line whenever you say the word. Over.”
“Hold that, Rapunzel-320. Maintain altitude.”
“Copy that.” Cybele tapped her forefinger against the control panel impatiently, waiting for the moment she could dip down into the atmosphere and ride the currents. That was really the only reason she looked forward to these trips down-planet.
At least, that’s what she told herself.
It has nothing to do with a chance to speak to another person.
Another lie.
And one person in particular?
Absolutely not the reason to look forward to this day.
The biggest lie of all.
She was almost at the end of her tour of duty here at the ass-end of the galaxy, doing what she’d initially considered playing nanny to a planet full of plague-ridden colonists.
10 years.

About the Author:

NYT bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between "hanged" and "hung," turned to writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)

You can learn more about her at

The Origin of Snow
M. L. Sparrow

Book Description:

A king searches for a wife and turns to a mysterious witch for help. Will the girl she produces be his true love or his downfall?

Excerpt The Origins of Snow:

Nervous beads of sweat sprung forth on his brow as he approached the witch’s cabin. Dismounting his horse, the usually docile creature’s eyes rolled and it tried to dance away as he tied its reins to the fencepost.
Pushing open the creaky front gate, he hesitated to go any further. An acquaintance of his, a good-for-nothing peddler if truth be told, had told him of a powerful witch living in the dark forest that bordered his lands… A witch that could grant his every wish. He had only one wish.           

About the Author:

M L Sparrow is currently the author of four full length novels, a novella and a slew of short stories published in various anthologies. She will write pretty much anything that pops into her head, no matter the genre, and enjoys keeping her readers guessing as to what she will write next, though you can pretty much guarantee that there will be some degree of romance!

As well as writing, she enjoys travelling and has been to some amazing countries, where she never fails to gather inspiration and has an endless supply of ideas for future novels…....

Interview with ML Sparrow
Where are you from?
I’m from Sussex in England. Not much goes on where I live which is probably why I like travelling and writing about fantastical places!
Tell us your latest news?
Besides the release of the Twisted Princess anthology, which includes my short story, The Origins of Snow, my latest news is that I have finally set a release date for my latest novella, Red Days. It focuses on the Taiji dolphin slaughter and, although it is a work of fiction, follows a real time-line of events. It is due to be released on the 23rd July and if you pre-order a copy and send me a screenshot of the confirmation via Facebook or Twitter you’ll be in with the chance to win a years dolphin adoption!
When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved reading and I guess my love of writing stemmed from that; I wanted to create stories, life and feeling, just like my favorite authors do.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Hmm… For a while after I self-published my first, I still didn’t consider myself an writer. I guess I thought being an author came with success and I was – still am – fairly unknown. However, over the last two years I’ve learned so much and written several other books and I do now consider my self an writer; being a writer comes from the act of writing. I write because I love it. Of course, I’d love to make a living from my work, but with or without success, I’ll continue writing…  
What inspired you to write your first book?
Though The Demon Inside was the first book I published, No Rest for the Wicked was the first book I wrote, and it was inspired by many little things that just all came together. Firstly, I wanted a house that cleaned itself – who wouldn’t, right? Secondly, there are plenty of witches, but not enough wizards in romance novels in my mind. Third, my Aunt’s dog, Poppy, inspired the character of Winston and I’d had the scene of Winston meeting Elira in my mind for ages!
Do you have a specific writing style?
I think my writing style has changed over the years as I’ve grown and matured. I’m constantly learning how to be better and I hope that reflects in my writing! Also, since I write different genres and for different audiences’, I try to adapt my style to suit each book I write.
How did you come up with the title?
I find titles really difficult to come up with! I tend to wait until I’m writing the book and then ideas just come to me. The title usually changes several times before I settle on one that works! I try to make them short and snappy, something that reflects the story, but is also intriguing. I love the title for The Origins of Snow – again, it was one that just came to me whilst writing!
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There are subtle messages in all my books and not so subtle if you read Red Days. The message in The Origins of Snow is yet unclear, since this is only the beginning, a prequel of sorts, for my new fairy tale series. The message, of love, trust and courage, will be further explored when Sophie and Logan continue their adventure later in the series.
How much of the book is realistic?
As I mentioned earlier, most of Red Days is based on true events, as is A Tangled Web, which is about the 2011 tsunami in Japan, however, the rest of my books aren’t realistic at all!
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I think every author will tell you that they put a little bit of themselves into each of their books, whether it’s their favorite drink, hobby, or bad habits. I haven’t knowingly based any of my plots on events in my own life, however, family member who have read my books say that they can see where I get ideas for some of my supporting characters. I must have unconsciously been basing those character loosely on friends and family! 
What books have most influenced your life most?
Nearly every book I’ve read has influences my life and way of thinking in some way. However, I think it’s the books I read in my research for Red Days that have been the most influential, as well as several books about orca captivity. 
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I love anything by Kresley Cole and Nalini Singh and they’re two of the many authors that inspire me to write my own stories. If I can one day weave stories as amazing as theirs, I will be content!
What book are you reading now?
I just finished Kresely Cole’s latest book Wicked Abyss and I’m now reading The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women, by Kevin James Breaux. He’s an author I’ve never heard of before, but the cover for the book and blurb intrigued me.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
L.X. Cain is a self-published author whose work I read not long ago. Bloodwalker was an amazing read and I’ll gladly read more of his work in the future. Another author I read recently was Alex Marestaing. His book, Fifteen Seconds of Normal was great and stayed with me for a long while after. 
What are your current projects?
I’m currently working on promoting Red Days in the lead up to it’s release in July, as well as writing the second book in my What Happens on Campus Series. Flirt is Riley and Cam’s book and I hope it will be ready for release in early 2018, if not sooner.
What would you like my readers to know?

Our Twisted Princess Anthology is still only 99p on Amazon Kindle! Don’t forget to grab a copy while the price is low! 

Wonderland Casino
Kat Gracey

Book Description:

A detective searches for a missing woman called Alyce in the infamous Wonderland Casino. As he joins a game of high stakes he soon realizes that there is more than money on the line.

Excerpt Wonderland Casino:

Wonderland Casino. Many rumors circulated about this joint, but few did it justice. The main room was smoky and dark. I maneuvered my way through the clusters of tables and stopped at the bar where I ordered a scotch on the rocks.
The table closest to me contained eight men seated in a circle, playing cards. In the dark corner at the back, sat a lone figure. The face was hidden, but I wondered if it was the elusive Red Queen. She owned this town and no one crossed her and lived. Only the very wealthy and the elite got in here. It took calling in a lot of favors for me to get in and I couldn’t waste this opportunity.
I pulled the photograph from my pocket, the one I’d been carrying for three months, ever since Mr. and Mrs. Liddell came in asking for my help in locating their missing daughter Alyce.
Alyce had been missing for nearly two years and in that time the police had found nothing. Now her parents were coming to me as their last hope.

About the Author:

Kat Gracey was born in the UK and her books focus on her two favorite supernatural creatures - witches and werewolves.

She enjoys reading, Netflix and helping out her fellow authors with reviews.

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