INKredible Sale

Mara Malin’s INKomplete series is on sale right now, and it’s a gooder! Honestly, I think these books are worth paying full price for, but then again, I’m biased. Now, however, you just can’t go wrong. The first book, INKarnate, is completely free and the other three are less than a buck each.

So, basically, for the price of a good cup of coffee you can pick up all four titles.

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But wait! There’s more!

To accompany this sale we have a series of awesome bonus content. First, Mara wrote a guest post about the realities of publishing with a micro-press and how much work goes into producing a book and getting it into the hands of readers. You can read that here –> The Aftermath

Then, if you’re the kind of reader who enjoys a free preview before you pick up a book, you can read the first chapter of INKarnate for free right here –> INKarnate: The First Chapter

Mara also re-wrote one of the scenes from INKarnate, the one where our main character Emily is interviewing for a job at the tattoo studio. In the book the scene is told from Emily’s point of view. In this new, re-written version we get to see it from Matt’s. Matt – The Other Side of the Interview

And lastly, Mara shares the fruits of some of her tattoo research in another guest post. This one is Top Five Tattoo Stories. The stories in this case are non-fiction 🙂

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These Hollow Hearts Freebies

These Hollow Hearts by Em Shotwell is coming out tomorrow. This is pretty exciting for me because I edited and am publishing it, so obviously I really want it to do well LOL

Leading up to the release we ran a small series of blog posts connected to the book over on the Pen and Kink website. If you’re subscribed to my mailing list you’ve definitely heard about the first two, but if you’re not I want to make sure you don’t miss out on this.

First, Em wrote and shared a short story. The thing about These Hollow Hearts is that it’s about a trio of witch sisters whose magic is seriously messed up. Not only do their spells require all three of them working together to cast, they also shorten their lifespan every time. The reason their magic is so borked is because of an old family curse… this story Em shared, “Sisters Cursed and Broken” tells the story of how that curse came to be.

If you’re up for a short story about an old family curse, click here to read it now.

After sharing the short story, we also put the entire first chapter of These Hollow Hearts up on our blog for people to read for free. We wanted to introduce new readers to the world of the Murphey sisters and to one sister in particular — the eldest, Cheyanne.

First chapters give you a really good window into the style and tone of a book, and this is no exception. Click here if you’d like to read it totally free.

Finally, some of the characters in These Hollow Hearts have been called unlikable so Em offered her thoughts on why she was drawn to unlikable characters, and why she thought they were important. She also recommended three books that contain some of her favourite unlikable female characters. You can check that out here.

As we move toward tomorrow’s release day a lot has been said about how the characters in These Hollow Hearts are polarizing, and how unlike most of what Pen and Kink publishes this is less a romance than it is an urban fantasy with romance — because we want people have an idea of what they are getting going in. But while I believe that is important I don’t want it to start to sound like apologising for the book because I don’t.

I joked with Em that we should put a blurb on this book that said:

“I really dislike all the main characters (except the house) but somehow I still really like the stories?” — Cori Vidae, editor of this book

because it’s true. And I don’t want to spend so much time focusing on the first half of that sentence that we lose sight of the second half.

Because even though I find some of the Murphey sisters decisions incredibly problematic, and I don’t like them, I really like magic that has real consequences, and believably fucked up family relationships. And the house? You have got to meet this house.

And you can.

Tomorrow 🙂

Available tomorrow!

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kINKED Covers

kINKED, my steamy anthology about where kink and ink meet, came out in March 2017 with this cover:

I love this cover. Unfortunately it was a little too risque for Amazon so finding our book organically using their search engine was next to impossible.

But I loved our cover and didn’t want to change it.

However, whether we like it or not Amazon is king and it is important that people be able to find our book there without performing some sort of magic trick first. So I asked the cover artist, the amazing Amanda C. Davis, if she could help me out and badaboom badabing, just like that kINKED had a new cover. One that Amazon doesn’t want to hide.

Check it out:

So now if you’d like to pick up a copy on Amazon it should be much easier. But let me just give you direct links LOL

kINKED on Amazon

(US) (CA) (UK)

However, if you prefer the old cover you can still get that at Kobo.

Whichever cover people like better, I am pleased to have the chance to increase our audience and share this book with more readers who like steamy kinky short stories 🙂

 

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These Hollow Hearts ARCs Available

Quick exciting update for those blog readers who enjoy free books. Advance review copies of Em Shotwell’s book, These Hollow Hearts, which I edited, are now available.

You can download a free review copy for this book from BookSprout and also NetGalley.

You will need to have an account at either website in order to download the book (the accounts are totally free, though), and by downloading a copy you are agreeing to leave an honest review of the book once you’ve read it.

If this is the first you’re hearing of the book check out the cover and official description right here, and then go download your free copy today!

New Orleans social climber, Cheyanne Murphey has worked too hard to let her fiancé’s wandering eye drag her name through the gutter, and she has the perfect solution to make him stay: an incantation from her deceased Granny’s spell book. Family legend says the Murphey women’s magic is cursed, but that is a risk Cheyanne is willing to take.

When middle sister Marchland’s heart is also broken by a man who does her wrong, not even witnessing disastrous results of Cheyanne’s attempt at spellcasting will stop her from using her family’s powers to exact revenge. With the help of her sisters, Marchland casts a spell to teach the scumbag a lesson he won’t forget. Unfortunately, neither will she.

The youngest Murphey sister, Bradley, would be happy to never work a spell again but when she accidentally kills a man she has no choice but to turn to her family’s cursed magic for help. The wayward spell teaches Bradley the hard lesson that sometimes it’s best to let dead things rot.

With all three sisters in deep trouble, they seek help in the form of the Elder-Witch, a sorceress who claims she can fix their mistakes… but magic always comes with a price, and this one may be more than the Murphey sisters are willing to pay.

 

Remember, You can download a free review copy for this book from BookSprout and also NetGalley.

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Cover Reveal: These Hollow Hearts

Last year I had the pleasure of editing and publishing the Enchanted series which included three stories each by three awesome writers.

This year we’ve bundled the three stories by Em Shotwell together and are releasing them by themselves as These Hollow Hearts.

Check out this cover!

New Orleans social climber, Cheyanne Murphey has worked too hard to let her fiancé’s wandering eye drag her name through the gutter, and she has the perfect solution to make him stay: an incantation from her deceased Granny’s spell book. Family legend says the Murphey women’s magic is cursed, but that is a risk Cheyanne is willing to take.

When middle sister Marchland’s heart is also broken by a man who does her wrong, not even witnessing disastrous results of Cheyanne’s attempt at spellcasting will stop her from using her family’s powers to exact revenge. With the help of her sisters, Marchland casts a spell to teach the scumbag a lesson he won’t forget. Unfortunately, neither will she.

The youngest Murphey sister, Bradley, would be happy to never work a spell again but when she accidentally kills a man she has no choice but to turn to her family’s cursed magic for help. The wayward spell teaches Bradley the hard lesson that sometimes it’s best to let dead things rot.

With all three sisters in deep trouble, they seek help in the form of the Elder-Witch, a sorceress who claims she can fix their mistakes… but magic always comes with a price, and this one may be more than the Murphey sisters are willing to pay.

Add it to your shelves at Goodreads and add yourself to Em’s mailing list to make sure you stay up-to-date on all the happenings with this book 🙂

 

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