Book Tour for The Flames of Time series by Erica Lucke Dean

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE FLAMES OF TIME SERIES by Erica Lucke Dean Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 Excerpt from Shattered Souls

With my insides trembling hard enough to make my vision blur, I turned my back on Abercrombie, resisting the urge to nudge him in Hannah’s direction—the timeline had already taken enough hits for one day—and marched my way down the beach, toward Maddox. 

The tuning fork inside me quivered with every step I took in his direction. He stood there in the moonlight, a confident, almost arrogant, smile on his perfect lips. He didn’t move toward me, but I didn’t expect him to. Instead, he curled his finger, bending it toward him as if he had it tied to a rope around my waist, pulling me forward. Every bone in my body ached to be near him, the prickle at the base of my spine going off like a fire alarm, and yet the empty place in my chest told me this wasn’t real. My soul may have been confused, but my heart called out to Laith. 

Cautiously, I stepped up to Maddox. Despite everything I knew about him, everything that had happened before that moment, my fingers itched to touch the cool leather of his sleeve, to lean into him for comfort. But it wasn’t him I wanted comfort from, it was the other boy with his face. 

Maddox towered over me, staring down with fathomless eyes. The familiar swirls of green and gold against a field of honey brown held me captive while fear danced down my spine. I’d almost forgotten how tall he was. 

Say something. I tried to remember what I’d said the first time, but between the surf crashing against the shore and my pounding heart, my ears buzzed as if a swarm of bees had nested deep inside my brain. I couldn’t think. You’re supposed to kiss him. If you don’t kiss him, you’ll mess up the timeline. 

As if he’d read the fear in my eyes, his mouth curved into a knowing smirk. I shuddered as he brought his lips down to my ear. 

Hot breath fanned across my neck. “I don’t bite.”

I almost laughed at his bold-faced lie. I may have fallen for it the first time, but I wasn’t that girl anymore. “Would you even tell me if you did?”

His smirk spread into a full blown smile. “Probably not.” 

That time, I did laugh, and my reaction seemed to surprise him. 

He studied me for a few seconds, scrunching his eyebrows together and tilting his head to the side as if he couldn’t figure me out. Then he shook off whatever dark thoughts he’d had and placed his warm hand against my cheek, the same way he had the first time he’d kissed me. “I’ve waited a long time to do this.”

A jolt of electricity sparked where his skin came in contact with mine. Instinctively, I closed my eyes and leaned into his touch, a contented purr rolling up my throat. Every fiber in my being ached for him to kiss me. Hurry, before I change my mind.

 His fingers twitched against my cheek as he murmured my name, and my chest went impossibly still. I froze like a marble statue as the blood coursing through my veins hardened into ice cubes. He’s not Laith.  

About the Books

Title: SPLINTERED SOULS (Flames of
Time #1)

Author: Erica Lucke Dean

Pub. Date: September 22, 2015

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 250

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible,
B&N, iBooks, TBD, Bookshop.org

When Ava
Flynn walks away from a scholarship to Georgetown and moves into her
grandmother’s abandoned summer home in coastal Maine, she steps into the center
of a centuries-old curse. On her first night, she notices a mysterious
leather-clad stranger looking up at her third-story window. For weeks,
everywhere she goes, Ava catches more glimpses of him, but she can never get
close enough to find out who he is.

Over three hundred years ago, Lady Catherine Fairchild risked everything to
protect her unborn child, sending a ripple through time that would change Ava’s
future. As the mystery unravels, the horrifying consequences of Lady
Catherine’s choices drag Ava deeper into a world she never knew existed,
trapping her in a conflict that’s been raging since before she was born. A
winner-take-all battle for her soul.

 

 Title: SCATTERED SOULS (Flames of Time #2)

Author: Erica Lucke Dean

Pub. Date: January 7, 2017

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 244

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible,
B&N, iBooks, Kobo

Ava Flynn is cursed.

After barely surviving an epic battle between her warring soul mates, Ava is
stranded in the past with Laith, while Maddox frantically searches across the
decades. Laith will stop at nothing to prove his love to Ava, and a desperate
Maddox must race against time to find her before his brother can win her heart.

Torn between the two brothers, and with her eternal soul at stake, Ava comes to
the horrifying conclusion that only she can break the curse. But the cost may
be more than she is willing to pay.

 

Title: SHATTERED SOULS (Flames of Time #3)

Author: Erica Lucke Dean

Pub. Date: May 18, 2021

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 247

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Don’t miss
the explosive conclusion to the Flames of Time trilogy.

Ava Flynn walked through flames to erase the past and bring her little brother,
Josh, back from the dead. But the reboot doesn’t come without strings. While
navigating her new reality, Ava must avoid Maddox… without fracturing the
timeline. If she fails, she may never find Laith again.

With her own heart at stake, Ava scours time for the key to unraveling the
curse binding her soul to both Laith’s and Maddox’s. One brother is the love of
her life. And the other… Not even death will stop him from keeping them
apart.

As Ava’s present collides with the brothers’ pasts, she discovers that breaking
the curse might have unintended consequences. And this time, her soul isn’t the
only one on the line.

 

 PRAISE FOR THE FLAMES OF TIME
SERIES:

“Dark and seductive, the Flames of Time series is a breathless,
achingly beautiful read that will find its way into your heart and stay there
forever.”
Morgan Shamy, author of The Redpoint Crux

“The queen of sexual tension reigns again. Dean has woven an epic saga of
desperation, timeless passion, and fated love like you’ve never seen
before.”
Rebecca Rode, author of Tides of Mutiny  

“Shattered Souls is the heart-pounding, white-knuckle, spellbinding
conclusion to the flames of time series.  Erica Lucke Dean has topped
off a master piece series with a spectacular finale!”
Deborah L King, author of Glory Bishop

“A thrilling time-travel romance that will leave your heart pounding until
the very last line.”
Rashida T. Williams, author of Beaus and Arrows

 

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About Erica Lucke Dean:

After
walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time,
Erica moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town
in the North Georgia Mountains where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted
farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180lb lap dog, and at least one
ghost.

When she’s not busy writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens,
diabolical ducks, and a quintet of piglets, hell bent on having her for dinner,
she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much
like the characters in her books, Erica is a magnet for disaster, and has been
known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.

How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.

You can find out more about Erica, in addition to her humorous blog posts and
disasters, on her website.

Represented by: Kelly Peterson of Corvisiero Literary Agency

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners
will receive a finished copy of THE FLAMES OF TIME SERIES Swag sets,
US Only.

3 winners
will receive your choice of ebook from THE FLAMES OF TIME SERIES,
International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/28/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt-Splintered
Souls

6/29/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt-Splintered
Souls

6/30/2021

Rajiv’s
Reviews

Review

7/1/2021

@Bookreviewsbyfifi

Review

7/2/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt-Splintered
Souls

Week Two:

7/5/2021

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt-
Scattered Souls

7/6/2021

Jotted by Jena

Excerpt-
Scattered Souls

7/7/2021

The Reading Devil

Excerpt-
Scattered Souls

7/8/2021

@under_the_aurora.borealis

Review

7/9/2021

@lostinbookverse

Review

Week Three:

7/12/2021

bookblogarama

Excerpt-Shattered
Souls

7/13/2021

Amani’s Reviews

Excerpt-Shattered
Souls

7/14/2021

@kristens.reading.nook

Review

7/15/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt-Shattered
Souls

7/16/2021

Drunk
On Pop

Excerpt-Shattered
Souls

Freebie Blitz for The Trueheart by Helene Opocensky



The Trueheart
Smoke and Mirrors Book 1
by Helene Opocensky
Genre: Middle Grade, YA Fantasy


How could Corbin possibly do what he was supposed to do?

After Corbin’s mother died, Maxim Moritz Grobian took him, penniless orphan that he was, under his wing and taught him the magic that was their heritage. Corbin owed Max everything, and now Max had given him a mission. Corbin was to bring Max’s estranged daughter to New York. Lorelei was the only one, Max insisted, that could use the Heartstone, a crystal of phenomenal power, to keep mages safe from the Inquisitors that hunted them and allow mages to finally take their rightful place in the world.
A worthy goal, thought Corbin initially, but now that he had actually met Lorelei all he really wanted to do was to run for the hills. Both afraid of hurting her and endangering himself, he needed to stay away from her, not befriend her to do Max’s bidding. Besides, his instructions were more than to just befriend her. He was supposed to make her fall in love with him.


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Book Tour and Guest Post for Two Kinds of Us by Sarah Sutton

Two Kinds of Us
Love in Fenton County Book 5
by Sarah Sutton
Genre: YA Romance
DIAMONDS MEET ROCK ‘N ROLL AND SECRETS MEET THEIR END.
In a life of diamond bracelets and country clubs, I’m the perfect daughter. I get all the right grades, volunteer at all the right organizations, apply to all the right colleges.
And I hate every second of it. At the rate my life is playing out, under the strict rule of my parents, politicians and housewives will be my future.
Until I meet Harry.
Harry’s a singer in a rock band with a voice so beautiful that I actually feel hypnotized. Doesn’t hurt that he’s hot either, and with the kind, flirty personality to match, it’s the perfect trifecta. And even better, he sees the me I want to be. He sees me as the girl who can break free of the life she’s trapped in, who can control her own future.
The only problem? He knows me as Stella, my fun, carefree alter ego—so drastically different from Destelle, the girl who is trapped in the life her parents rule.
But as we get closer, I realize Harry’s keeping a secret of his own, something related to the dark past that he’s trying to move on from, and when I find out, everything we’ve built could come crashing down.
This is the fifth book in the Love in Fenton County Series, but can be read as a standalone. Check out this Opposites Attract + Hidden Identities Romance today!

GUEST POST

Playlist for TWO KINDS OF US

I always love making playlists for my books! It’s such a fun way to celebrate and incorporate my love for mysic. Do you recognize any of these songs? Because these totally fit TWO KINDS OF US! 

  1. “Daphne Blue” by The Band CAMINO
  2. “Robbers” by The 1975
  3. “Who’s That Boy” by Demi Lovato 
  4. “As I am” by Justin Bieber
  5. “Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran
  6. “POV” by Ariana Grande
  7. “Into You” by Ariana Grande
  8. “Domino” by Jessie J
  9. “Time of Our Life” by Big Time Rush
  10. “The Way I Am” by Charlie Puth
Sarah Sutton is the author of YA Contemporary Romance books from a tiny town in Michigan. These standalone novels can be read in any order and are sure to leave you swooning. She’s always loved the idea of falling in love; capturing the fall through words and heart-melting kisses is one of her passions! Meet-cutes? She’ll take all of them! Accidental touches? She lives for them! First kisses? Yes, please!
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
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Blog Tour and Guest Post for Gutter Girl by Rush and Blount

Gutter Girl Blog Tour
Gutter Girl

Star football player Jace Rovers has a secret. And not just any secret—a shocking secret… He writes romance. The kind with swords. And dresses. And kissing.

Nobody knows. Not the other kids at Twin River High. Not his overbearing parents. And certainly not the millions of fans who’ve read his book on the writing platform Scribbles. And that’s the way he plans to keep it.

Except suddenly one of the other football players grabs his notebook in jest and starts reading a kissing scene out loud…and Jace knows he’s busted.

But then McKenna Storm, resident goth girl who avoids the spotlight like a virus, snatches up the notebook and tells everyone she’s the author. And lucky for Jace, she later agrees to continue the ruse…for a price.

Heck, he’d give her anything not to reveal his secret. But when they start to fall for each other, he knows he’ll have to keep the biggest secret of all—his darkest character is based on her…

Gutter Girl by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount
Publication Date: May 10, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Teen

If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing

From Kelly: If I knew then what I know now about writing… What a great topic to cover! Okay, so there are a ton of things that I’d tell past Kelly (LOL!), but the following are some of the most important that come to mind: 1) Read as many books as possible! Reading helps expand your vocabulary, mind, and just about everything else you need in order to be a successful storyteller!2) Learn as much as you can about your craft! Read books on writing, go to workshops, watch YouTube videos created by successful authors. There is a lot you can do that won’t cost you a dime! Also, check out blogs by agents, editors, and other people in the industry!3) Find a critique partner or group that can help you elevate your writing. 4) Learn how to process and handle rejection. The writing world is full of it and if you need to be ready for it. But also, just know that rejection, even though it is incredibly personal, is something we can learn from and move on from! A ton of authors don’t “make it big” with their first novel. 5) Writing is a marathon, not a sprint. Prepare for the long run and don’t give up!

Hope this helps some aspiring authors! If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out online! I’m @KellyAnneBlount on IG, TikTok, FB, Twitter, Wattpad, etc. 

Kelly Anne xoxo 

From Lynn:  I definitely learned about the writing world on the fly. I’ll never forget some of the first feedback I got from a critique partner: “Do you know what POV (point of view) is?” And I was like, “Huh?” So something I’d tell past Lynn is: learn the craft more before you send your manuscript out to agents and editors!  

Along that same line, I wish I would have gotten a mentor right away. You know, to walk this journey with me, sharing his/her experience with me. It would have helped me avoid some not so great decisions I’d made during this journey.

About the author

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattle snakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, Lynn can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop a scorpion.

When she’s not running or writing, she’s watching movies that fuel her everlasting love of superheroes, vampires, and all things Supernatural. The books she reads usually carry the same theme, but this former college athlete loves reading sweet sports romances as well. She’s madly in love with her Ironman husband of 20+ years who is the inspiration for what true love is. You can find her on social media as @LynnRushWrites 

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KELLY ANNE BLOUNT is a USA Today bestselling author of young adult novels. When she’s not writing, she’s probably lost in a book, watching Twilight, snuggling her five furry rescues, or having an adventure with her handsome husband and their darling daughter. After living in a palace in Scotland, across from the Caribbean Sea, and in the snowy land of Wisconsin, Kelly and her family reside in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Kelly loves connecting with readers on social media! Stop by and say, “Hi!” or ask a question. You can find her everywhere @KellyAnneBlount.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57751604-gutter-girl

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Book Blog Tour for Born at Dawn by Christina Davis

Born At Dawn
Da’Valia Trilogy Book 1
by Christina Davis
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
When a heist goes terribly wrong and the binding spell holding 17-year-old Neva’s powers at bay is shattered, the half-human thief knows she’s in trouble.
Neva has always hidden her Da’Valian heritage while working risky jobs to make a name for herself and serving at her family’s tavern, but she won’t be able to hide much longer. She can either risk the safety of those she cares about or seek out her mother’s people to gain control over her emerging powers.
The Da’Valia are beautiful, brutal creatures created by the god of war, and the austere Da’Valian soldier Astiand reluctantly agrees to take Neva to his clan under his protection. She makes unexpected friends, including the handsome fighter Emiliand, and a new enemy in the clan’s ruthless leader.
Spying on her guardian, the sly heroine quickly discovers just how deep she has stumbled into a dangerous, developing clan feud.
Will she be able to embrace who she is in time to keep her loved ones safe?
This book is about a race of warriors and contains violent scenes, which may not be suitable for all audiences.
•••
Here’s what early readers of BORN AT DAWN had to say…
“It’s so good!!! I’m slightly obsessed ♥ …I need more Astiand and Neva moments” ★★★★★
“I always wanted to read more and struggled to put the book down” ★★★★★
“I adored the book. It’s unique, and the characters are incredible.” ★★★★★
“The pacing of the plot was one of the things that impressed me when reading this book: from the high-tension beginning, to the way world-building details were strung seamlessly … every chapter left me eager to read more without making me feel as if I was being constantly strung along by cliffhangers.” ★★★★
**On Sale until Nov 22nd!**
Christina Davis was raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and she spent much of her childhood in and out of hospitals, embracing reading as an escape. After being home-schooled through high school, she graduated summa cum laude from San Jose State University and attended NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute before embarking on a decade-long career in journalism. She enjoys chocolate, cosplay, coffee, and board games, but not necessarily in that order. She now lives in beautiful Monterey County with her husband and daughter.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
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