This Time by Azaaa Davis | Book Tour and Signed Paperback #Giveaway | Silver Dagger Tours Presents #UrbanFantasy #UF

This Time (Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1) by Azaaa Davis is on virtual book tour. 

The urban fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway a signed paperback of This Time (1 winner) or $5 Amazon GC (4 winners) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post). 

This Time
Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1
by Azaaa Davis
Genre: Urban Fantasy

When demon hunting is outlawed, it's time to resurrect a legend.

Not even death can stop her.

Fearsome demon hunter Nadira has been torn from her next life and resurrected in present-day New York. The demons she once battled have made peace with humans. Or, so they claim. But brawls between demons and humans are becoming more frequent, and human leaders are disappearing.

Tasked by the shadowy organization that trained her, she must battle her own personal trauma and once again fight for the souls of mankind. Will Nadira remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or will she lose her humanity to the darkness within?

Don't miss This Time―the first novel in the Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter series―by author Azaaa Davis!

Azaaa Davis is a writer of urban fantasy novels.

She fell in love with reading as a high school freshman and continues to read, write, and draw today. Her background in social work helps her portray realistic characters in fantastic--and sometimes terrifying--situations. A New York native, Azaaa currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter.

She debuts with This Time, A Nadira Holden Novel, about demon hunters, family ties and the magic of love.

Azaaa is working diligently to finish writing more fantasy novels while raising her daughter. Her next book is expected to be released in early 2019. Thank you for showing an interest in her stories!

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

(Part of Scene One from Chapter Four): 

TO HER IMMENSE RELIEF, Nadira woke up to bright sunlight and chirping birds. Her best guess was that it was already mid-morning. For a recently resurrected person, she wasn’t sure how she should feel. Physically, she felt as fit and capable as ever. Mentally, her mind was clearing, and her memories were slowly returning. As much as she did not want this to be her new reality, for now, Nadira decided to trust Leo.

Still, it was hard to comprehend that yesterday she was fighting a losing battle and trying to save those she cared about, and today she was in the future! She remembered that Jaime said something about a health exam and a tour. The prospect of doing both seemed equally boring and unavoidable. Normally, she wouldn’t hesitate to do what the organization commanded of her. But, today—after all she had learned—she felt justified in staying under the covers.

Feeling less fragile than she did the night before, she let her mind wander. Like the last few pieces of a puzzle, she examined the new bits of information she received yesterday and tried to fit them in her mind alongside her existing memories. The first thought her mind clung to was one of the only pieces of good news Leo said last night.

You arrived just in time to save me.” The smile he gave her in that moment was fleeting but real. It said more than thank you. It said I love you.”

For Melissa For Melissa: An Anthology | Book Tour and #Giveaway Presented by Wild Dreams Publishing

 For Melissa: An Anthology is on virtual book tour. The multi genre short stories stop at Readeropolis with a giveaway. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

For Melissa: An Anthology
Presented by Wild Dreams Publishing
Genre: Multi Genre

With stories by:
Bella Emy
Shaan Ranae
Jeremy Simons
Rosie Chapel
Veronique Poirier
Sarah Stein
Kristen Collins
Jenee Robinson
Niki Livingston
Bey Tolentino
Melisa Lyons
Lori Hoopengardner
Sonya Jesus
Cam Johns
Justina Luther
Sheri Branson Chapman
Davina Purnell
K.A. Morse
Melanie Rodriguez
Aim Ruivivar

An anthology dedicated to Melissa Lee, bringing together stories of strong independent women by some of today's favorite authors of the indie community.

When Melissa was diagnosed with cancer it shook our house to the core. Within a matter of days we started asking how can we help. The answer create an anthology dedicated to the strong woman that is our Melissa. Each story as a set of rules. one the main character is named Melissa. And her character must be strong. After that each story comes from the hearts of our authors. This book is forever dedicated to the teacher that touches the lives of the children that she meet. The  authors who's lives have now been touched with her soft touch and strong will. And for the member of our family who we wish only the very best.

*All proceeds will be benefitting Melissa Lee during this difficult time. Our hearts & prayers are with her.

~* A special thanks to YM Zachery for her endless dedication

Melissa's Menagerie by Lori Hoopengardner

After the death of her parents, Melissa was on her own to carry on her family's secret. She was lonely, scared and busy. That is until she found some people she could trust. Friendships and more just seemed to happen.

The Rainbow Truck by Jeremy Simons

On the backroads of Louisiana, the unthinkable happened to Melissa. A truck tried to run her off the road. She could have let it go, but she was too proud for that. Besides, its color intrigued her. Oh yeah, and the blood on the tailgate.

She and Scott followed it to a secluded camp where their fortunes were forever sealed. She had to fight. She had to stand on her own two feet. She had to...survive.

But could it be that easy? Find out in The Rainbow Truck.

Unbound Wonder by Niki Livingston

Melissa’s past doesn’t define her and she refuses to allow her teenage trauma to hold her down. Believing in herself when no one else did, she became an instant fame in the music industry. And with the public eye on her, it wasn’t a surprise when she attracted a male admirer who didn’t have her best interest at heart. Another man who only craved to control and own her.

Now she must face her fears, both known and unknown, in order to gain the strength to battle the seemingly never-ending storm threatening her very existence. Rising to face her foes is only the beginning to taking back her power.

Lovelight by B. Tolentino

Blind but never felt unwanted, Melissa Chaplin lives peacefully in New Hampshire with her mother. Wanting to make progress in her life, she decides to take a step forward by applying for a part-time job only to be rejected as soon as she receives the phone call she was so excited about. Suddenly, the bruising pain of frustration of being visually impaired envelopes her, causing her to take a huge leap of faith by agreeing to be a patient to a doctor from Germany she meets for the first time.

Running from Ghosts by Cam Johns
Not telling the whole truth is the same as lying. It turns out, withholding secrets is more dangerous than being honest with the one you love. At least that’s what Melissa has come to realize. Now being forced to face her deceptions head on as the ghosts of her past come back to haunt her - threatening the life she has finally built - Melissa has to find a way to confront her dishonesty without losing the love of her life.

Onus by Sonya Jesus

Oliver: In onus memoria. I had it engraved on his tombstone so that when I went to visit, I could remember Ben died because I failed to protect him. In my onus, I let guilt corrode through any attempt at happiness. I let the blame overwhelm me because I deserved to be punished... He died because I wasn't watching.

Melissa by Davina Purnell

Oliver's been coming to group sessions for a year and half now. I wish I could say he's slowly getting better, but he's shown no progress and it worries me. I don't know how to break through to him or if he even wants me to, but I care about him too much not to try.

Till Death by Bella Emy

Happily Ever After.

That's what Mel thought she had found the day she met Brad.

Now, married for years with their two children, Austin and Brayden, Mel fears for their life. The man she once knew who had been so loving, supporting and caring has turned into a drunk, alcoholic, abusive husband and father, stopping at nothing to get his point across.

Will Mel be able to overcome her dread of living huddled up in a corner, fearing for her life and that of her sons, or will Brad place his hands on her one last and final time?

Witch’s Heart by Melanie Rodriguez

Melissa is a sophomore at the prestigious Circe Academy, a school that grooms only the finest of witches and warlocks. She finds herself an outcast to most of her peers and professors due to her half-human side. Wanting nothing more than to be a fully-fledged witch, she enlists the help of the wily and sarcastic spirit fox, Vic, who too has his own agenda. In order to retrieve the lost half of magic that she needs to accomplish her goal, Melissa must locate the human the old ritual demands she needs and must steal their “heart.” When she realizes who that human is, Melissa finds herself in a bind: does she complete her goal and fulfill her pact with Vic or does she let the special human go and continue to live her outcast life without the respect she deserves?

Choices Made by Justina Luther

At the age of 26 I, Melissa Leighton, thought I had my priorities right. I worked hard, kept my eye on my goals, and loved my mom and twin sister with all my heart. I broke my back to make us all proud and be the first in my family to become a doctor. The funny thing about life is, every choice we make changes something and the choices I made threatened to change everything.

My Shadow by Sheri Chapman
Melissa is drawn to wrong side of the law. For now, she contents her intrigue by pitting herself against the police. Through her own vices, she must figure out crimes before they can. Not only does it inspire her writing career, but it also gives her life an exciting edge. However, Melissa is being watched. The innovative woman must determine if her life in endanger before it’s too late…

From the Ashes by Sarah Stein
How far would you go to survive?

Melissa was the perfect child. She never complained, did amazing in school and made her parents happy. Or so she thought. Everything changed when she was told to pack her bags, and leave with a man she’s never met. But all is not what it seems as she has to fight not to lose herself in his custody.

Also includes:
Bittersweet Resilience by Shaan Ranae
The Ladie's Wager by Rosie Chapel
All For You by Veronique Poirier
The Lupie Warrior by Kristen Collins
Typical Hunter Day by Jenee Robinson
Melissa, The Queen of the Fairies by M.L. Ruscsak
Melissa and the Lost Tomb of Akila by K.A. Morse
Club Hooligans by Aim Ruivivar

**Only 99 cents!!**

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!

Author Q&A ft @DLRichardson1 | Earth Quarantined by D L Richardson | Release Blitz Book Tour & $15 Gift Card #Giveaway | #SciFi #AlienOccupation

It’s release day for Earth Quarantined, a new alien occupation fiction novel by the author of Welcome to the Apocalypse.

If you like alien occupation fiction, then this book is for you. It’s like ‘The Expanse’ but played out on Earth. Aliens brought peace to Earth and promised us the technology for interstellar travel. 300 years later and they still haven't given us this technology. They're lying to us. What they don’t know is that we’re lying to them...

Book Description:

World peace came with rules. We’ve just broken them.

In the year 2055, millions of humans were wiped out by a deadly virus known as EMB-II, a bioweapon strain of Ebola that could not be stopped. The need to get off the planet and into space was never stronger. Before the ships could be launched, First Contact was made. A dozen spaceships arrived, carrying twelve Criterion Advocates – peacekeepers of the universe – and thousands of Criterion soldiers, aides, workers, and engineers. To stop the virus getting into space, Earth was placed under quarantine and work begun to save the planet and humanity. Through tough control measures, world peace was achieved.

The year is now 2355. The virus is gone. Humanity is eager to get into space. Yet the Earth is still under quarantine. The Criterion are lying to us. What they don’t know is that we’re lying to them.

Kethryn Miller is an award-winning actress, but nothing will prepare her for the role she’ll take on when a strange woman who shouldn’t be alive turns up in the city, threatening to expose the lies that have kept peace on Earth for 200 years.

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The author is giving away to one lucky winner one $15 giftcard. Easy to enter. No purchase necessary. And you can choose between amazon, Kobo or Barnes & Noble giftcard.

About D L Richardson:

D L Richardson writes speculative fiction, which encompasses science fiction, light horror, supernatural fiction, and fantasy. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering in her yard waging war on weeds, watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix, playing her piano or guitar, curled up on the couch reading a book, or walking the dog.

Other books by D L Richardson:

Welcome to the Apocalypse - Pandora
Welcome to the Apocalypse - CyberNexis
Welcome to the Apocalypse - Primal scream
Resident Spy
One Little Spell
The Bird with the Broken Wing
Poison in the Pond – A Shivers Novella Vol 1
Evil in the Embers – A Shivers Novella Vol 2
Danger in the Dirt – A Shivers Novella Vol 3
Space Junk – 4 short sci-fi stories

Author Interview:

Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

A: Hi, I’m D L Richardson and I write speculative fiction, which encompasses science-fiction, paranormal, and horror. I’m fascinated by the supernatural, so even in my sci-fi stories there can be a little element of scary. I have a part-time job working with numbers, so it’s nice to come home and work with letters. When I’m not writing, I like to play the piano and guitar, renovate my home and garden, read books, watch Netflix, and walk the dog.

Q: What genre of books do you enjoy reading? Do you have a favorite author?

A: I read widely. Romance. Sci-fi. Women's fiction as in Marian Keyes and Maeve Binchy. Thrillers. Crime. Classic literature like Three Musketeers and Terms of Endearment. Spy stories as in John le Carre. The only genres I won't read are that horrible genre of true crimes against children. They turn my stomach just thinking about them.

My favorite authors would be Dean Koontz and Marian Keyes. Two opposite ends of the spectrum.

Q: Did you have any goals with writing, and if so, how well do you feel you’ve achieved them? What do you hope to achieve in the future?

A: I've had dozens of goals over the years: to get a short story published, then a novel, then to get 2 novels published a year.

My goals for 2019 are to hold more writing workshops and to attend more pop culture conventions. I really love sitting at home writing, but I really enjoy talking to people about writing and books.

Q: How long does it take you to write a book?

A: It takes about twelve months to write a 105,000 word novel. It took two years each for the first few books. I'd like to say that the more you write the faster you get, but I went from working full time to work part time and I believe the more time you have the faster you get. Writing while working full time is a struggle. My goal is to get this time down to six months, so I can write two books a year. To do that I would need to be a full time writer, which currently I am not.

Earth Quarantined went through 2 major re-writes, so it took all up about 2 years.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being an author?

A: While I love the writing process, and being able to work in my pyjamas, what I love the most is the joy in people's voices or on their faces when they have read one of my books and loved it. Readers are waiting for my next book, and some who've read a snippet of my current book are dying to see it finished so they can read it. That is what I'm enjoying most at the moment.

Q: How often do you write, and how do you find or make time to write?

A: I write most days unless I'm struck with a migraine, the flu, or crashed my bicycle and cracked a rib. About once a month I'll give myself a day off, but I'm usually itching to get back into writing. As for making time to write, I'll write a few pages before work while sipping my coffee. I'll write a few pages after work. My deadline at night for writing is 9.30pm. On weekends I'll do chores around the house until lunch time, have lunch, then I'll spend the afternoon writing, before I stop for dinner. One thing I learned to accept was that I can't write a novel in one sitting. As long as you chip away it each day, it will get completed, but I'll give myself deadlines for first draft to be finished, then edits. Okay, the moral here is that you need to be somewhat self disciplined or you won't find or make time to write.

Q: What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write?

A: I still work a part time job, but on my writing days, I do chores around the house, break for lunch, then I'll write usually from 1pm to 6pm. I write in my office. Yes, the internet is a huge distraction so sometimes I'll take the laptop to the living room. I then finish around 5pm for a break, have dinner, then do a final few things before going to bed, or at least make a list for the next day.

Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

A: It wasn’t until I was about 21 that I realized I wanted to be a writer. I began with short stories. I had no idea what to do about achieving this dream and it took a long time to figure it out. My personality though is the type who appreciates the journey more than the destination, so to take the long way to where I am now, while frustrating, is also immensely satisfying.

Q. You play piano and guitar and you used to play in a band. Does music still play a significant role in your life?

A: Music is a huge part of my childhood, my adolescence, and my adulthood. I would never have gotten through puberty if it weren’t for my Joan Jett records. I was an angry teen, so listening to and playing hard rock music was a way of dampening my anger. Even now, there are times when I’ll listen to music and it isn’t for background or ambience. It becomes a means of recharging my batteries and reaffirming my priorities. Whereas playing piano and guitar is very calming.

Q: What is your next work in progress?

A: The very next book is a former NaNoWriMo project that started as a thriller but has since become a paranormal murder mystery called ‘Enchantment Bay’. I have about 60,000 words written. I need to add another main character and change a few things. Then I’ll start work on a second book in the ‘Earth Quarantined’ series titled ‘Earth Arrested’.

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Derek followed Aries out onto the balcony, biting down on the pain that raced up his leg from his ankle. Long periods of sitting aggravated his ailment, and today’s meeting had been long.

“I suspect I know what message your minister received,” said Aries. “I also suspect I know what you will ask, but the decision is out of my control. These are the laws that mankind created.”

Aries was always to the point, a trait Derek liked about her. It saved a lot of time, but it also reminded him that she wasn’t human. Some called the Criterion emotionless. Not true, he thought. They’d just had millennia to contain their emotions.

“You denied Justine’s application to have a child,” said Derek. “For the third time.”

“If she possesses an impure gene, she cannot have a child. That is the law.”

“She’s getting treatment for her condition. A treatment you recommended.”

Aries sighed. “These are human laws we uphold, not ours. Must I remind you that all the leaders sat around a table and decided which of their policies would save the human race. We are not the leaders of your world.”

“Some days I’m not so sure.”

She turned to face him. Her liquid eyes hardened as if they’d iced over. The tendrils on the back of her head lifted, which happened whenever she got angry. In twelve years, he’d gotten to know her well.

“When we arrived,” said Aries, in a self-righteous tone, “your species was dying, your planet destroyed, and while I place no faith in hope as a cure, is it not fair to say you had lost all hope?”

She gazed at him, seeking an answer, and as he stared into her face, he realized that she suddenly appeared old. And this realization made him feel old. They were both being replaced. Neither was ready for it. Both had work to finish. And nobody cared.

Derek sighed. “I don’t want to argue with you, but can’t you make an exception just this once? Show compassion. The ministers are your direct link to the citizens and they’d have a better time believing the Criterion are a compassionate race if you showed it. At least once in a century. If not for Justine, then do it for me. Think of it as my last request in my official capacity as President.”

Aries tilted her head. “Would you ask me to sit idly by while you returned your world to its ruined state? All it takes is one diseased gene and the chain is broken.”

“It’s just one act of kindness.”

Aries sighed. “I couldn’t unlock the fertility inhibitor chip even if I wanted to. It’s interfaced with the host’s body and designed not to activate in the presence of unhealthy genes. The Order Of Harmony hold the overriding codes, not me.”

“You’re the Order Of Harmony.”

“I am one member of a much larger organization.”

Derek paused. He’d always considered the residing advocates had the ability to unlock the fertility chips. If not, then who did?