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The Immortals' Requiem by Vincent Bobbe | Book Tour and #Signed Copy #Giveaway | @JumpStartPub Presents Epic Grimdark #Fantasy

The Immortals' Requiem by Vincent Bobbe is on virtual book tour. The epic grimdark fantasy stops at the blog with an excerpt. 

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Immortals' Requiem
by Vincent Bobbe
Genre: Epic Grimdark Fantasy

There are beings that live a shadow's breadth from our reality...

They are the dreams and nightmares of humanity, the ancient seeds of fairy-tale and superstition. These are the Immortals, creatures of magic that should live forever... and they are fading.
When a horror two thousand years dead returns to contemporary England, creatures long thought lost to myth and legend collide in a scramble for survival that could tumble civilisation back into the dark ages of blood and death.
Immortals’ Requiem is a Tolkienesque grimdark fantasy based in both a modern day city and vast supernatural worlds. If you like the idea of a drunken elf with a shotgun, an ancient warrior with a chainsaw and a whole host of violent supernatural beings you’ll love this gritty Amazon Number 1 Bestseller.

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Vincent Bobbe is nearly forty years old. When he was about ten, he tripped on an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel and fell into his own brain. He's not quite managed to climb out yet, because the things that found him in there keep clawing him back in. 

He's happily married with two young children and lives in Manchester, England. His wife is horrifically allergic to pretty much everything, so he doesn't have any pets. This suits him.







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Something round and hard smashed against the wall near Cam and rolled up the aisle to rest between his legs. It was a head. A human head. It looked very surprised. Not as surprised as Cam. He shouted in shock and scrambled to his feet, grasping the shotgun automatically. The Glamour fell away just as the pretty police officer and three other shoppers came running towards him.
Cam could imagine what they were seeing and was about to slam another Glamour into them when something large and pink crashed around the corner. It slipped on the polished floor, knocking a display of crisps everywhere. Tentacles looped up as the Barghest shrieked in rage, its wide worm’s mouth opening to reveal massive fangs.
‘Get behind me,’ Cam shouted, pumping a round into the breach. The four humans quickly obeyed, deciding to ignore the fact that he was armed, surrounded by empty wine bottles, and – to them at least – had just materialised out of thin air. Cam emptied all eight rounds into the creature, knocking it from its feet and sending bits of tentacle flying everywhere. ‘Is there another way out?’ he called over his shoulder.
‘This way,’ the police officer replied. ‘I think there’s a loading bay or something.’ The Barghest was forming into its more canine shape, tentacles writhing around each other to give it legs. Slowly, it pulled itself upright.
‘Run,’ Cam shouted.
It was a haphazard scamper down the aisle and into the storerooms. Cam slammed the door shut behind him just as the Barghest crashed into it, knocking it off its top hinge and warping it in its frame. They fled through a narrow rat-run of crates and trolleys and tiny offices, and emerged in front of a set of steel shutters. ‘Open them,’ Cam commanded the police officer as he quickly slotted another eight shells into the Remington.
‘What makes you think the gun’ll work this time?’ asked one of the shoppers.
Cam turned to look at him. The speaker was a small man in a business suit. ‘Have you got a better idea?’
‘Are you drunk? You stink of alcohol. My God, you are drunk!’ squawked the little man.
Cam stared at the man incredulously. ‘So what?’
‘I just don’t think you should be holding a firearm while you’re under the influence,’ he said primly.
‘Jesus Christ,’ Cam muttered. He finished loading the shotgun and looked back the way they had come. The roars of the pursuing Barghest were getting louder.
‘Look, all I’m saying,’ insisted the little man, ‘is that you can’t fire a gun, drunk!’

‘You’d be quite amazed at what I can do while I’m drunk,’ Cam snapped. The man didn’t answer. The sounds of the beast crashing after them were very close. ‘Get back,’ Cam said. The little man obliged. He could hear the shutters rising and risked a glance over his shoulder. It was going to be too late – they weren’t rising fast enough.



Read an Excerpt of CRUEL by Jacob Stone | Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @DaveZeltserman #Thriller #Suspense

CRUEL by Jacob Stone is on virtual book tour. The suspense thriller stops at the blog with an excerpt. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).




Cruel
A Morris Brick Thriller #4
by Jacob Stone
Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Rarely is an author so skilled at portraying such unremitting evil and the poignant, human side of his characters in a single tale.”

Jeffery Deaver
Jacob Stone is equal parts Thomas Harris, Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, and Stephen King. CRUEL will leave you shaking . . . with fear, excitement, and the uncontrollable compulsion to keep on reading.” 

Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author of True Fiction 

17.” L.A. detective Morris Brick knows the number all too well. It was the gruesome signature the Nightmare Man left next to his victims’ bodies. Brick’s father was the first to investigate the killings. Five women were butchered before the perpetrator vanished. Seventeen years later he resurfaced—to kill again in the same depraved ways. Now another seventeen years have passed. Brick knows in his gut that it’s time for the Nightmare Man to reawaken. But even Brick can’t imagine the madman’s true agenda. Or just how terrifying the sleepless nights are going to get in the City of Angels . . .





Jacob Stone is the pseudonym for award-winning author Dave Zeltserman. Dave's crime and horror novels have been picked by NPR, the Washington Post, American Library Association, Booklist, and WBUR as best novels of the year, and his short mystery fiction has won a Shamus, Derringer and two Ellery Queen Readers Choice awards. 

Dave's crime noir novel, SMALL CRIMES, has been made into a major motion picture starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, and Jacki Weaver, and will be premiering April 28th on Netflix. Several of his other books are currently in film development.

Morris Brick thriller novels written as Jacob Stone: DERANGED, CRAZED, MALICIOUS, TWISTED.





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Prologue

Downtown Los Angeles alley, 2:18 a.m.

The rat grew frantic in its efforts to escape the trap, its front claws a blur as they scratched against the wire mesh. This one was older than the juveniles already collected, and showed the scars of a lifetime spent  skulking through Los Angeles alleyways and sewers. Half of one ear had been torn off, its grayish-black fur matted, and a dozen wounds scabbed over. While the rat was larger than the others, it was still emaciated enough to be able to squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. Rats like this one were crucial for what was coming.
The newspaper stories from 2001 didn’t mention rats, and neither did the ones from 1984. That had to be because the reporters hadn’t been told about them, or really about any of the specifics. In 1984, the newspaper and TV reporters described the murders only as depraved and sickening.

A police officer must’ve given them that description, and someone with a touch of poetry in his soul named the killer the Nightmare Man. That name stuck—both in 1984 and in 2001—but it didn’t fully do the killer justice. While horrific, monstrous things were done to the victims, they were things that could only have come from the nightmares of a lunatic.
Just as some species of cicadas awaken only every seventeen years, the same was true of the Nightmare Man. October second would mark the seventeen-year anniversary of the start of the last killing spree, and new victims had already been chosen. They were both the least and most fortunate people alive. They would be dying the worst deaths imaginable, but they would have a kind of immortality, their fates forever entwined with the Nightmare Man. Because of that, they would never be forgotten.

The cage was picked up, and the rat inside backed up and got on its hind legs, its small black eyes shining with malevolence as it bared its teeth. It was an ugly thing and would do nicely for what was needed.

A homeless woman lay curled in a fetal position as she slept beside a dumpster. She stirred as the cage holding the rat was carried past her. Her red-rimmed eyes cracked open, her round, craggy face turning toward the soft padding of footsteps. In a raspy croak that sounded as if her throat had been scraped raw with sandpaper, she asked for money. Even from several feet away, the sour smell of cheap gin on her breath assaulted the senses. A decision now had to be made: whether to kill the old woman or ignore her. A moment of reflection revealed a third option—simply hand
the homeless woman a twenty-dollar bill, and that was what was done. The woman mumbled something unintelligible as she accepted the money. She turned away as she hid the bill within her layers of clothing, and then she presumably fell back to sleep.
That was how it needed to be. It wasn’t time yet for the Nightmare Man to awaken from his slumber. October second was still a full ten days away. That was when the killings would start again. Besides, snuffing out the life of this old woman wasn’t necessary. Her alcohol-addled mind wouldn’t later connect this late-night intrusion of her makeshift home with the Nightmare Man’s return.

But the Nightmare Man was coming.


And Los Angeles would soon be weeping tears of blood.


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Author Q&A ft @ViviMackade | The Crescent Creek Series Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #RomanticSuspense #RomSus

The Crescent Creek Series by Viviana MacKade is on virtual book tour. The romantic suspense stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).
ALL CRESCENT CREEK NOVELLAS HAVE RETURNING CHARACTERS, 
BUT CAN BE READ AS STAND ALONES.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
I was surprised to learn how Aidan favors Boston Cream doughnuts. They are delicious, and after he disclosed that particular I have to say, they have become my favorite. But he doesn’t seem a Boston Cream doughnut kind of guy. Then again, as he said, he does (and eat) what he likes.


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Fighting with Aidan and I’m telling you, there was some fight. I never had a character so hell-bent to have it his way, and NO other way. I like to have a blueprint of a scene as I start writing it. I know where it needs to go and I usually leave the characters free to get there any way they want. But still, they have to get to that point. What happened with Aidan for every given scene was, I’d start writing. Wrote, wrote, wrote, following his lead. And when the scene was done, I’d realize it was not even close to where I wanted it to go. So I had to re-think the whole next scene, and some plot points as well, because he’d dragged me where he wanted to. It was so frustrating.


Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Everything makes Aidan tick. If I had to pick one, though, I’d say people are his biggest cause of distress (and I’m not ashamed to say that I do understand him there). He doesn’t want anyone, doesn’t like to interact with anyone, but that’s not how the world works.
Summer is very laid back. Being a doctor, she has the helping-others switch always on but even if she were something else, she’d still be chilled. Dealing with Aidan made her loose her cool a time or two, mostly because he could be very unreasonable.


How did you come up with the title of your last novel?

At one point in the story, Aidan tells Summer he’s a night full of darkness and she’s a sunny, spring morning. To him, they are mutually exclusive, but she tells him that there are places in the world where the sun is up at midnight. I thought it was very indicative of what she means to him.




Who designed your book covers?

My husband, for the entire Crescent Creek series. All the previous books in the series were part of sets, and Robert, the cover artist, did an excellent job. But then the Sets broke apart, and I tried different Artists. It didn’t go well, until I asked Marco to see if he could fix it (he’s the official trouble-soother of everything). And boy, did he do it! Now every cover of the Series is perfect. Simple Andrea, upfront Scott, mysterious Florence, and now, stormy, dark Aidan.




If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I’d start the Margaritas sooner in the day… Joking. No, I wouldn’t change anything.
Summer and Aidan taught me so much, both on a personal level and a writer-characters interaction. For as maddening and frustrating as it was, I learned that it’s okay leave them more reins and simply see where they take you, even if it’s not where you wanted or needed to go.




Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Aidan, the Hero of my last novel, had a rough childhood–and I’m hugely underplaying this. As a reaction, he closed the world out and hunkered down into himself and his art.
Well, it could easily have been me.

I didn’t have it as bad as he did, not by any measure. My father was a raging alcoholic, one who hung with the wrong crowd and because of it, I saw things no child of 7 should.
But I had my mom, my grandparents, and my little town that never failed to make me feel loved and accepted. It was a cushion that didn’t make me break.

The cracks though, those I carry with me, probably always will.

I hardly ever cried for whatever crap my dear daddy did, anger was my medium. It was easier getting mad, really mad, than sad and hurt. Oversensitive and empathetic, I made myself be the fighter I probably wouldn’t have been otherwise out of necessity. I didn’t like lit, I didn’t want it, but I had to in order to survive emotionally.

I had huge issues with trust, and only because my husband is the very definition of an honorable man I started believing in the male category again. I can trust him, people can trust him, and that means there are good men around.

But it wasn’t until I wrote Aidan’s story that I realized how much of an impact my father had on me throughout the years and most importantly, that letting go of the past might take off because of someone (my husband for me, Summer for Aidan), but it can’t be done by someone else. It has to come from within.

Aidan’s epilog came as such a catharsis.

It was like he was showing me the way. He got rid of his ghosts, so maybe it’s time for me to do the same.

He made me see it can be done. It’s worth doing it.

We have a trip to Italy planned for this Christmas, so it will be my chance to say my goodbyes–to bad memories, to people who are no longer here, to what can’t be changed.

Oh, how it will suck. But it’s needed.

This is the real power of books. Sometimes you have to see things from someone else’s perspective to find your way out from a problem, maybe even a problem you didn’t know you had.

I didn’t write Aidan’s story because of me, or my experience. It was his story, his demons. But it made me see mine, and made me want to do something about it.

So, thank you, Aidan and Summer.

Now I see the way.


If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Summer would be played by Rachel Bilson. Aidan would be Ian Somerhalder, but he’d have to wear green contact lenses.


If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Summer, hands down. I’m too close to Aidan’s ways, and someone like Summer would be a balm for me.


His Midnight Sun
Crescent Creek Book 3
by Viviana MacKade
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Tormented, fierce, and broken, sculptor Aidan Murphy has judged himself guilty. He yearns for love but pushes everyone away. He longs for acceptance but has lost the key to open his heart. Until he meets Summer Williams. Beautiful and smart, Dr. Williams promises haven for a man who believes he deserves none. All he has to do is let her in and risk his heart and soul.
Summer’s managed to keep her inner light alive, even through tragedy. She’s created a new life for herself and her daughter in Crescent Creek with loving, caring and fun friends–well, except brooding, breathtaking Aidan. She’s used to keeping away from his type, though. All she has to do is ignore the pull of a man who’s turning up to be much more than snarls and storms. Will her compassion and medical instincts let her?
Love can heal a broken soul and shake up a timid heart. Or it can unleash devastation and a thirst for revenge.
Will Aidan and Summer survive the storm?

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Painted Love
Crescent Creek Book 2

Thou shalt not steal.

Oh, but Florence had, and would do so one last time.
Ten pieces her grandfather painted for her because he loved her.
Ten pieces her mother lost, along with anything else, for loving the wrong man.
She couldn’t get back everything he’d wasted away, but she’d be damned if she’d give up those paintings. 

Easy and genuine, Rhett loves his life–his family, his market, his town. Until he meets a British woman with grey eyes and a cute little smile. The woman he’s been waiting for.
The thing is, to love her is easy, but can he trust her?

When Rhett pushes to uncover her agenda, Flo knows she will lose something–the man she loves or what she’d been fighting for years. 
Which road will she choose?


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All Those Miles I Have Walked
Crescent Creek Book 1

At eighteen, DJ had to make a choice–her heart or her dreams. Neither was wrong, yet either would break her heart. She chose the world. Over a decade later, she returns to Crescent Creek and to the one regret she's ever had–Scott. Scott’s always been steady as a rocky reef. He’d loved once and when she’d left, his strong heart had crumbled like a sandcastle. Now DJ is back, and Scott wants nothing to do with her. The problem? They share Eva, a close friend of both, and now Eva needs their help. Because of her, he’s stuck with DJ and he’d be damned, the woman still gets under his skin. DJ is a free spirit who needs the road under her feet. Scott is a family man who wants to groom his roots. With danger on their doorstep and a baby to keep safe, how much are they willing to compromise for love?



She Came With the Tide
Crescent Creek Book 0.5


He’s impulsive, fearless, and fun loving.

Erik Axelsson, Ax, had it all: talent, fame, money. He’d lived the rock & roll life fully and with gusto until it wasn’t fun anymore. Without a second thought, he’d traded the spotlight with the Floridian sun, and the guitar with a surfboard. Rich, and free from anything - what more he could need?

She’s innocent, scared, and in trouble. 
Andrea Smith escaped the life imposed to her when her parents joined a cult. After years on the run, hunger pushed her to accept a stranger’s offer for breakfast. She had no clue her life changed with that simple ‘yes’. 

But the past catches up with her, forcing Andrea to choose what person she wants to be: the scared cult member that obeyed in silence, or the new woman Erik made blossom. 


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Beach bum and country music addicted, Viviana lives in a small Floridian town with her husband and her son, her die-hard fans and personal cheer squad. She spends her days between typing on her beloved keyboard, playing in the pool with her boy, and eating whatever her husband puts on her plate (the guy is that good, and she really loves eating). Besides beaching, she enjoys long walks, horse-riding, hiking, and pretty much whatever she can do outside with her family.




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