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Vigilante
Summer Lane
(A Collapse Story)
Publication date: December 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance, Thriller

I swore to protect her before I even knew her.
Now, it’s the creed I live by.

Uriah True is a dangerous man. His past is cloaked in secrecy, and he writes his future in the blood of the people he kills. After the Great Global War, he leaves the militias behind to prey on the scum that remain loyal to the cruel and tyrannical regime of the defeated enemy Omega in this dangerous and new post-apocalyptic world.

Some call him The Hunter. Some call him Death.

He calls it vengeance for what the war took from him.

Hunt, kill, repeat.

When he uncovers a plot that could bring death to the only person he’s ever loved, he’ll do anything to stop it.

Anything.

The only problem? He may already be too late.

A thrilling novel from #1 bestselling author Summer Lane, creator of the smash-hit Collapse Series, Zero Trilogy, Bravo Saga, Unbreakable Seal, and the historical romantic thriller, Running with Wolves. Vigilante is a novel

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Enjoy the excerpt

The moon shone brightly above my head. I glared at it.

It reminded me of fighting, of using moonlight to snipe. Shooting targets in the dark with Cassidy, popping rounds downrange and smelling the fresh scent of hot brass and cold dirt. Good practice and good times.

“Got any gum?” Cassidy asked.

“Yeah. But it’ll cost you,” I replied.

“Seriously? You can’t let go of capitalism for even one second?”

There was amusement in her voice. I held the piece of gum between my fingers for a moment. She made a move for it, and I backed away.

“Predictable,” I said.

“Then show me how to bring a man down,” she replied.

“You already know how to do that. You’ve got a rifle.”

“I want to know how to do it without a rifle. With my bare hands.”

“That’s optimistic of you.”

She was strong—agility and speed packed into a slender body, all lean, tough muscle. She would have been a good cop, I guess. Of course, they said the same thing about me, and look what happened.

“I’ll teach you,” I agreed. “But first, the price for gum.”

Gum. It was stupid. Even gum was a precious commodity now. I was down to my last pack.

“All right. Name it,” she huffed, rolling her eyes.

A kiss. That was what I wanted. To pull her to me and hold her body against mine and feel, even for a moment, that I deserved to be loved by someone like her.

I hesitated for too long. She blinked, slowly, and I knew she could read my mind.

She always could.

“You can keep it,” she said, brushing off my solemn stare. “Whatever.”

I tossed the gum to her. She caught it, neatly. No hesitation. Pure reflex.

“Thanks, partner.”

She was relieved: I could see it in her face. She had been afraid I would try to kiss her. That wasn’t allowed. She knew it and I knew it, but the desire was there, and I wasn’t the only one who felt it. Not by a longshot. That was what scared her the most…and nobody knew her better than I did.

“Got your six,” I murmured.

Memories. They’re fatal. You can’t get away from them.

Author Summer Lane

Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of 19 hit books, including the Collapse Series and hotly anticipated Resurrection Series. She owns Writing Belle Publishing and Writing Belle Magazine. She is also an experienced journalist and creative writing instructor. Summer lives in California with her husband, Scott, and their German Shepherd, Kona.

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Welcome to day 5 of the Cover Reveal event! This is for D.H. Nevins’ upcoming release: Angel of Shadow, which is book 2 of the fabulous Wormwood series. The first book was dark and brimming with tormented love, and was known for completely sucking readers into the story, only to spit them out again at 3 am. I can’t wait to see what book 2 has in store for us! Angel of Shadow is scheduled for release on January 13, 2018. I can’t wait!!!!

The cover fragment:

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Fun Fact:

As a child, I never really took to reading much. I tolerated it, but I never loved it. Then, one day in grade 7, I picked up Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. As I read it, I was struck by the description, and could instantly visualize the setting. That was a turning point for me. It was like someone had suddenly switched on a projector in my head—and I was hooked. After that, my young reading life was peppered with Tolkien and Stephen King. Those reading experiences have influenced me and my writing to this day.

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Thanks for stopping by. Full reveal will be TOMORROW!!!! Are you as excited for tomorrow as I am? I absolutely can’t wait to show you the full cover. You’ll have to tell me if you agree it’s as awesome as we’re saying it is… and I’m sure you will! See you soon!

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Welcome to day 4 of the Cover Reveal event for D.H. Nevins’ upcoming release, Angel of Shadow. It’s book 2 in a fast-paced and haunting dystopian series, and is scheduled for release on January 13, 2018. We’re getting so close!

The cover fragment:

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Fun Fact:

One of these host blogs gave me such a lovely review of Wormwood, I kept their words and put it onto a page of quotes that I would look at whenever I felt like giving up on writing. Think you know which blog it was? Write your guess in the comments below to instantly win an Angel of Shadow eARC. If there is more than one correct answer, I’ll select a winner using Random.org. Good luck!  ~D.H.

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Did you know there are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT facts about the cover, the series, D.H. or her writing process at these blogs listed below? Each day, ONE of these fun facts also contains a chance to instantly win an Angel of Shadow eARC! But which one? Let’s support our fellow book bloggers and pop in to say hello!

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And don’t forget about the giveaway!!! D.H. Nevins will be giving away 2 prizes of a physical copy of Wormwood combined with an Angel of Shadow eARC (Advance Reader Copy), as well as 10 prizes of an Angel of Shadow eARC.

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Remember, Wormwood (book one in the series) is available for free right now. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2hOcWbq

Angel of Shadow can now be pre-ordered at  http://amzn.to/2Axgvyi . Price will go up after release.

 

Thanks for stopping by! Full reveal will be this Saturday, but don’t forget there will be a brand new cover fragment and a new fun fact tomorrow. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s piece—this cover is going to be awesome!! See you soon!

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Welcome to day 3 of the Cover Reveal event for D.H. Nevins’ upcoming release, Angel of Shadow. This driving dystopian novel is book 2 in the Wormwood series, and is scheduled for release on January 13, 2018. Yes! That means we’re one day closer!

The cover fragment:

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Fun Fact:

Both Wormwood and the sequel, Angel of Shadow were written where elements from the beginning of the story are repeated at the end of the book, but where each element is, a) completely opposite, b) a juxtaposition, or c) a role reversal from how it was represented at the beginning. You have to look for these opposites to find them! If you can think of one, write it into the comments and D.H. will weigh in. You might even find one that was unintentional!   ~ D.H.

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Did you know there are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT facts about the cover, the series, D.H. or her writing process at these blogs listed below? Each day, ONE of these fun facts also contains a chance to instantly win an Angel of Shadow eARC! But which one?

The Perfect Honeybee

Dragons Rule OK

Bookworm Brandee

FUONLYKNEW

Electively Paige

Book Hooked Nook

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And don’t forget about the giveaway!!! D.H. Nevins will be giving away 2 prizes of a physical copy of Wormwood combined with an Angel of Shadow eARC (Advance Reader Copy), as well as 10 prizes of an Angel of Shadow eARC.

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Remember, Wormwood (book one in the series) is available for free right now. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2hOcWbq

Angel of Shadow can now be pre-ordered at http://amzn.to/2Axgvyi . Price will go up after release.

 

Thanks for stopping by! Full reveal will be this Saturday, but don’t forget there will be a brand new cover fragment and a new fun fact tomorrow. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s cover piece!! See you soon!

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Welcome to day 2 of the Cover Reveal event for D.H. Nevins’ upcoming release, Angel of Shadow! This driving dystopian novel is book 2 in the Wormwood series, and is scheduled for release on January 12, 2018. I can’t wait!

The cover fragment:

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Fun Fact:

D.H. Nevins has notes for her trilogy scattered all over the house. She jots down information whenever inspiration strikes, and that would happen at the most random moments. She has notes on scraps of paper, on the backs of bills and junk mail, in her phone, in about 5 different notebooks, and in various files on her laptop.

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Remember to have a peek at some other unique facts about the cover, the series, D.H. or her writing process at these blogs. Today, TWO of these fun facts also contain a chance to instantly win an Angel of Shadow eARC! But which two? Come on… you know you want to look!

Dragons Rule OK

Bookworm Brandee

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Electively Paige

Book Hooked Nook

The Perfect Honeybee

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And don’t forget about the giveaway!!! D.H. Nevins will be giving away 2 prizes of a physical copy of Wormwood combined with an Angel of Shadow eARC (Advance Reader Copy), as well as 10 prizes of an Angel of Shadow eARC.

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Remember, Wormwood (book one in the series) is available for free right now. Here’s the link: http://amzn.to/2hOcWbq

Angel of Shadow can now be pre-ordered at http://amzn.to/2Axgvyi . Price will go up after release.

 

Thanks for stopping by! Full reveal will be this Saturday, but don’t forget there will be a brand new cover fragment and a new fun fact tomorrow. See you soon!

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BOOK TWO IN THE SOUND OF SILENCE SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

 

JAILBIRD

by

TAYLOR DEAN

 


My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

And yet, my slip-up weighs on me. There’s so much more to the story than anyone realizes. I must face Stony, my ex, and confess everything.

I don’t want to. I’d rather have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Without anesthesia.

But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me. Especially for me. I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past.

When I meet Grayson Elliott, I am easily pulled into his orbit and it’s exactly where I’d love to stay. He makes me laugh and not take life so seriously. He makes me want to live again.

But I don’t love me right now, and that healing needs to come first. I’m not relationship-ready or marriage material. My mind is focused on redemption. I want it. I need it.

Besides, when Grayson hears about my colorful past, I’m sure he’ll be gone before I have time to utter the word goodbye.

After all, who could ever love a jailbird?

 

 

The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.

Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story

Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story

Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story

 

Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers.

They are not standalones and should be read in order.

 

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Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance.

He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.

That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.

But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.

I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

My only hope is . . . he does.

 

Praise for STONE SILENCE:

Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely LOVE Stone Silence! Talk about swoony! This book is AMAZING! I was sucked in from the very beginning and found myself lost in the journey of Spencer and Stony. I laughed out loud, got teary eyed, let out little dreamy sighs and refused to put this book down until I finished it! I devoured it! -KJ’s Book Nook

Oh man. I will always read everything Taylor Dean writes with no hesitation. I LOVE Taylor Dean books. If you have never read anything by her, you really must. -Aimee, Getting Your Read On

 

Hothouse Flower, Book Three will be released on January 1st, 2018

 

 

 

Read an excerpt from Jailbird:

Excerpt

Stony and Spencer’s Place.

Ugh. It’s magical inside the fenced-in property, as if I just walked into a secret garden. Stony always said he was going to build himself an oasis in the middle of the prairie land, and he did it. I didn’t expect it to be quite this beautiful. Green grass covers small rolling hills. Sidewalks meander the property. Flower beds bloom madly with all the colors of the rainbow. It’s almost like being inside of a Thomas Kinkade painting.

I want to run. I want to turn around and erase this serene picture from my mind. I’m not sure I want to witness Stony’s happily-ever-after. The consolation is that now I know I didn’t ruin his life. I should feel grateful for that knowledge. I kind of do and I kind of don’t. My emotions are a tangled mess when it comes to Stony. I’ve had two years in jail and a little over a year in Galveston to think about this moment, to anticipate exactly what I want to say to him. Now that it’s upon me, I can feel my mind going blank.

But I’m doing it anyway.

I march forward with determination in every step and I push on the doorbell before I can change my mind. I hear a Windsor chime echo through the house in a majestic sort of way. A little more cringing goes on inside of me at the perfection of it all.

The seconds before the door is answered seem interminable. I’m a hot mess.

Lock me in a tank with hungry—no—starving sharks. Put me in a lion’s den and let them have me for dinner. Make me appear on that dumb TV show, Naked and Afraid.

Anything but this. I don’t want to face Stony. I don’t, I don’t.

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Author Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

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Fallen
The After Series Book 1
by Traci L. Slatton
Genre: Dystopian Romance
 
As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by
strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is
put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven
children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly
Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his
devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.
 
 
Cold Light
The After Series Book 2
 
The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma
and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands
everything. Emma’s beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders,
and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When
Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma
draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest
choice of her heart….
 
 
Far Shore
The After Series Book 3
 
An old enemy wreaks new havoc at the end of the world…
After the mists’ lethal apocalypse, mankind’s only hope for survival
lies broken and battered, the prisoner of a ruthless sociopath who
will stop at nothing to hurt him. Emma sets out to rescue him. She
faces an ultimatum and must relinquish everything she holds dear. As
Arthur teeters on the brink of life and death, Emma’s healing
ability fails. Her own despair tests her, and she must grow stronger
than she ever dreamt possible as she confronts the truth of her own
heart.
In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test…

A mystical odyssey, a haunting love…
 
 
Blood Sky
The After Series Book 4
 
In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test… Deep in the
badlands of Outpost City, in the Dark Horse saloon, a poker game is
being played. The stakes are life and death—for the world. What can
Emma afford to lose? Will she gamble on herself, or on Arthur? Will
love find a way when the apocalypse closes in? A mystical odyssey, a
haunting love….
 

 

 
Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical,
paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and
BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes
FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic
comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp
THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry
collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a
photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book
PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and
spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art
gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of
love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What
sustains you when all else falls apart?
 
 
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