Cover Reveal: Something Wicked by Carol Oates

Happy New Year! It looks like 2015 is off to a great start for so many of our favorite authors, including Carol Oates, whose next book is due to be released on January 20th, but in the meantime, today we get to show you its cover! We’ll be sharing a couple of book teasers before its release!


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From OmniFicPublishing a New Adult Novel

Historical/Contemporary Supernatural

Releasing January 20, 2015
Infected by the vampire virus on the streets of Dublin in 1886, the search for a cure brought Henry Clayton to London and to the brink of madness. Salvation and friendship arrived in the form of Dougal, an immortal Highlander with a devilish sense of humor and a love of life.Amidst turmoil in vampire society, Henry returns to modern day Dublin. The Circle, a cult determined to awaken their Celtic blood god, the first vampire, is once again active.When Henry meets a young American woman who sees past his human pretense, he fears exposure. However, his fear is overshadowed by curiosity. What is the source of the strange energy between them? Why are vampires stalking her? Determined to find answers, Henry takes Ari into his home and under his protection.As their connection grows, Henry begins to suspect Ari isn’t what she claims to be. Their shared history may hold the answers to his uncontrollable bouts of rage and thirst. Perhaps, even a cure for his wicked blood.

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About the Author 
Carol Oates came into the world on Christmas morning, in an elevator. Raised just across the street from the childhood home of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, it was only a matter of time before Carol’s love of all things supernatural would emerge.
She began experimenting with fiction at school and keeps the notebook containing her first unpublished novel in her desk drawer. Over three decades later, all her stories still begin life scrawled on paper. When not writing, Carol can be found exploring history, old buildings, castles, and tombs.
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Skygods by Sarah Latchaw – Happy Release Day!

The adventurous journey of Kaye and Samuel continues! Congratulations to our friend, Sarah Latchaw on the release of her 2nd novel, Skygods, which happens to be the sequel to Hydraulic Level 5



Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.

A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.

Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. Just as all of Hollywood is bracing for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation, his polish seems to be deteriorating. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.

Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?

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Shades of Avalon Blog Tour: Review, Exclusive Outtake and History of Hollywood in Ireland

Today we are participating in the Blog Tour for the new novel by Carol Oates, Shades of Avalon. It’s prequel, Shades of Atlantis, took the reader from Maine, where brother and sister Triona and Ben Pryor grew up, to England and then eventually to the author’s native country, Ireland. Shades of Avalon taps into the popular Celtic tales of Excalibur, King Arthur, Merlin, Camelot, and Guinevere. The author enjoys her Irish heritage and exploring the history of Ireland, so her readers are fortunate to benefit from this and have so much of Ireland’s countryside and Irish myth weaved into her books.



Here’s a little history of Ireland in Hollywood that Carol wishes to share today!

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Excalibur Drive and the Powerscourt Estate served as inspiration for a backdrop during the final chapters of Shades of Avalon. A journey took in some of the route, passed through the village of Enniskerry and ended at Powerscourt. As hard as I tried, I doubt I did the scenery justice. (A/N: Looks amazing to us!)

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The island of Ireland has a thriving film industry. One place in particular has proven extremely popular and adaptable for the screen. From granite peaks reaching 2,500 feet, to untouched blog lands, to beautiful beaches, quaint villages, waterfalls, lakes, forests, valleys, wildlife, and enchanting estates, Wicklow, known as “The Garden of Ireland,” has it all.

Also, with two film studios, it’s not at all surprising filmmakers have been coming to Wicklow from all over the world since the early days of film. Everyone who’s anyone has filmed here, including Fred Astaire, Richard Burton, Katherine Hepburn, James Cagney, Meryl Streep, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Liam Nelson…even this year’s Best Actor—Matthew McConaughey. But he’s not the only Oscar winner. Dozens of Academy Award winners and nominees have come from Wicklow productions. Ten years before The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola directed his first movie in Wicklow.

Productions filmed in Ireland include:

  • A Game of Thrones (Belfast)
  • Saving Private Ryan (Wexford)
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Clare)
  • The Princess Bride (Clare)
  • Moby Dick (Cork)
  • Hellboy 2 (Antrim)
  • Dracula Untold (2014) (Belfast)

Productions filmed in Wicklow include:

  • The Crying Game
  • A Lion in Winter
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Braveheart
  • Becoming Jane
  • King Arthur
  • Vikings
  • The Tudors
  • Camelot

That’s just a fraction. And, of course, there’s the 1981 epic production of Excalibur, which brings us to Excalibur Drive, a 42 mile round trip that takes in dramatic cliffs, valleys, and loughs.

  • highest village in Ireland (Roundwood)
  • tallest waterfall at Powerscourt
  • 19th century Italian gardens at Powerscourt
  • oldest established seaside town at Bray

A/N: We’re hoping there’s one more series to be filmed in Ireland in the near future…

Ireland 5Wow! This would make a fab movie poster! j/s

Chick Kitt’s Review with Limited Spoilers

Because I loved Shades of Atlantis, I have always been thrilled about Carol’s forthcoming sequel. I wanted to stay longer in the world from this book! When it ended, I felt like I had just ‘met’ so many interesting characters and hated to say goodbye without getting to know them fully. But finding out that the POV was switching from Triona to her younger brother Ben’s POV for Shades of Avalon made me a little hesitant. I had enjoyed the love story between Triona and Caleb and diving into this world Carol created where the fringes of magic, myth, and legend had met and tied together for an engaging story. As a female reading a female protagonist, I was able to feel the love story a certain way, claim the experience. With the POV switched to Ben, a 19-year-old guy, in Shades of Avalon, I guess I wasn’t sure I would get the same amount of emotion and plot from the book.

When I began to read Shades of Atlantis, I was hooked immediately, knowing I was driven by my own heart’s desire to see the love story through and reach some kind of HEA for the female protagonist. In reading the sequel through Ben’s eyes, I found myself driven more so by a sense of adventure–the journey, thrill, and excitement! And that’s what you’ll find in this book–a fantastic journey of magical beings, Arthurian legend, a well-developed plot, and surprising interaction between all the characters, all the while, with  the underlying simplistic tenderness of the bonds of love–old, new, and renewed.

The next chapter in the Shades series begins with an elaborate act of revenge against Triona that results in Caleb being captured. Triona’s immediate and “extended family” is brought together to plan how to get Caleb back, even if it comes to a battle. I say ‘extended family’ because characters, old and new, are added along the way, each with their own specific skill set or knowledge playing a part in the planning. So why is the story told from Ben’s POV? Because ultimately, he has the most to learn and discover about himself, and everyone within his family has something to teach him. He’s like an older Percy Jackson but with Celtic roots. He’s a Celtic Luke Skywalker who must learn to use the force to prepare for the battle between good and evil. Ben’s self-discoveries are not limited to what he can do as a Guardian. He seems to inherently struggle with his new life as both a husband and Guardian, constantly protesting the extra effort and sacrifices it requires from him. It’s only when he is finally willing to accept his new life on Destiny’s terms rather than his own, that he is able to fully embrace all that he can do and claim his important role within his growing family.

And make no mistake, this book is about a family forged from lineage, sacrifice, strength, support, teaching and love. And at the heart of that family is the relationship between Triona and Caleb–soul mates who form a magical super couple. Though Caleb has been captured at the beginning of this book, later on Caleb and Ben share a very interesting scene that results in this:

Caleb - 2*swoon, swoon* So love Caleb!

There are plenty of twists, drama and deeper levels of the relationships explored along the way that make Shades of Avalon such a fun and fantastic read! And with Carol’s beautiful writing, it’s a book that can be appreciated by all ages. Here is a small passage, no doubt inspired by the pictures Carol shared above, that shows just how pleasing her words are to read:

The sky had turned dark blue with dots of white light speckled across it. The sun dipped over the horizon, leaving only a pale streak of light behind. The surrounding countryside reflected off the still lake as though the liquid was black glass. Another time the setting would have been idyllic, an old English country mansion set into a picturesque valley, the fabricated attempting to dominate nature and coming up short. Right now none of us were in the frame of mind to appreciate it. In the absence of rain clouds, we created our own. The atmosphere around us sucked the life out of the air, leaving it stale and lifeless.

There is so much going on in this story with both a buildup to a mysterious final showdown and a continuus unraveling of details right until the very end! I’m certain you’ll love this book and that it will leave you hungry for the third one!

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EXCLUSIVE OUTTAKE from Shades of Avalon

(Triona Returns to London)

The door of the coffee shop creaked when I pushed it open. It probably wasn’t loud enough for humans to notice but the high pitched squeak made my teeth ache.

“I’m sorry. I was just closing up,” the young girl behind the counter said, annunciating each word in a smooth British accent. I wasn’t inclined to narrow the origin further.

The place was empty, but just how I remembered it. My eyes darted to the table I’d been sitting at the day I’d been convinced I saw Caleb across the street. The attractive man at the next table had noticed my distress and chased me outside. It turned out John wasn’t a customer; he owned the coffee shop.

Rain drizzled over London and had soaked my hair and chilled me to the bone during the walk from the Underground station. I hadn’t slept on the flight and it gave me time to reconsider. Perhaps Ben had a point and seeing John—allowing him to see me—was a bad idea. I couldn’t be sure what effect it would have on his memories.

I raked sodden hair from my face with both hands and bit my lip when another wave of anguish threatened to well up. The painful lump in my chest wouldn’t dislodge, but I ignored it as best I could. I refuse to relinquish control of this situation to some random Guardian watchdog. I’d exposed John to my world and he was my responsibility.

“I could make you some tea?” the girl offered, her ruby lips twisting up on one side. “Are you okay?”

A panicked laugh escaped before I could stop it. She came out from behind the counter. The shock of red slicing through her short black hair caught the light and gleamed. Fake eyelashes batted like butterflies fluttering their wings.

Some part of me must have thought something of Caleb would be here. Maybe that I could feel him here like I had that day. But I didn’t, and the hollow left behind by his absence caused a fissure to open in my heart.

“Do you need some help?”

“No, I can handle it.” I turned to leave. I had John’s address, although I’d never been to his home. It’d been one means of keeping him at a distance, of not allowing him to insert me into his life.

“That’s what everyone says…until they can’t,” she said and closed the door, smiling up at me. “Let me make you that tea.”

I nodded, but flinched when she touched my arm. The girl drew back and pointed over to a table. My entire body was a live wire, a bundle of nerves stretched as tightly as guitar strings.

The chairs were turned upside down on the tables and I spotted a mop and bucket in the corner. Obviously I’d disturbed her, but tea and a moment to gather myself sounded good. I pulled a chair down and sat while the girl busied herself behind the counter. A few moments later she placed a steaming mug of black tea in front of me and handed over a wad of paper towel.

“To dry off…” A dark eyebrow arched in question.


Her expression shifted to surprise so fleetingly that I almost missed it. Her brown eyes narrowed as she stood back, her gaze passing over me carefully. She huffed, as though unimpressed with what she saw, before returning to the counter. “Emma,” she said, hoisting herself up to sit with her legs dangling. Thick-soled boots knocked against the wood.

“You’re John’s sister.” It wasn’t a question. Now she’d given me a name, I knew I’d seen those brown eyes before. Although painted in black and green make-up, they were John’s eyes. Her hair had been the same golden as his in the picture he’d shown to me. She’d been a few years younger too. It seemed she also shared his kindness to strangers.

“And you’re the girl who broke my brother’s heart.” There was more than a note of a challenge in her voice and I rose to it.

“I don’t think I did that.”

She laughed with a mocking smile and leaned back on her hands. “Oh come on, just us girls here now. No need to come over all coy. He pretends like he hardly knew you. Like it’s too painful to acknowledge all that time you spent together.

I looked down to the wisps of stream rising from the mug and recalled the dark mist descending on the Hill of Tara. He didn’t want to be a part of that world.

What, you thought I didn’t know about you. I was in boarding school in France, not on Mars.” Emma sighed. “I should warn you. He’s not what you remember.”

My head shot up. “What do you mean?”

Her nose scrunched and a ruby piercing on one side glistened. “You’ll see.” She paused and her brow crinkled. “That is what you’re here for isn’t it? You came to see Johnny?”

I nodded and she clucked her tongue, hopping down with a quiet thump. Emma dipped her head to one side. “Why do I get the feeling trouble is about to get very real around here?”


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As always, we wish to thank both Carol Oates and Traci from Omnific Publishing for giving us the opportunity to help promote this series!

Don’t miss out on your chance to win tons of fabulous prizes in this giveaway hosted by Carol and Omnific.

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Shades of Avalon Release Day!

Congratulations to Carol Oates on today’s release of Shades of Avalon, the sequel to Shades of Atlantis.


It’s live today… here!

Synopsis: Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of the beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright. 

When Caleb, his sister’s mate, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the prime suspect is the last remaining member of the overthrown corrupt Guardian Council. 

With the discovery that an old acquaintance has been keeping secrets and the future Ben was so sure of shifting before his eyes, the situation becomes more complicated, the ransom for Caleb too high.

In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the magical old ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur.

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Having read both books and experienced Ben’s self-discovery in Shades of Avalon, we can tell you this story plays out like a movie! So, for us, there isn’t anyone we’d rather envision as the lovable Ben Pryor than Liam Hemsworth. Just the thought of Liam in this role adds to the magic of the character and brings this story to life just a little bit more!

kinopoisk.ruAhhh…see? Magical!

If you haven’t read either, we highly recommend reading both books and ordering today via Omnific’s special Tax Day promotion!


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Fabulous Prizes? 

Then don’t forget to enter the author’s blog tour giveaway here!


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Goodreads: Shades of Atlantis

Goodreads: Shades of Avalon

Thanks to Traci (@OmniTraci) with Omnific, we will be officially participating in Carol’s blog tour on April 18th with a review and other interesting tidbits to share!

Please plan to join us then!

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Shades of Avalon Cover Reveal

Some things in life will always be worth the wait. 

As a book lover, when you find that you are a fan of a particular story, its characters, & its author, then a book’s sequel is definitely worth waiting for! 

It’s finally here! A double reveal for the Shades series by Irish author Carol Oates. And as blog hosts, we strong-armed Carol and her publisher, Omnific, into giving us a glimpse of her newest book, due out soon! But beware…if you haven’t read Shades of Atlantis yet, the sequel’s synopsis and excerpt will have **spoilers**

First let’s take a look at the new & improved cover of Shades of Atlantis:


Ooh! Isn’t it striking? Those of you who have already read Carol’s book will recognize that this is Triona Pryor, a seemingly ordinary young woman with a plan to go out into the world and bravely live her life, only to realize her bloodlines have predestined what kind of world she and her brother Ben will be exposed to and forced to face.


Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn’t quite fit in…in Camden, or anywhere else.

Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona’s small town.

While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous…and deadly. When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It’s there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her – secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well.

Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.

And presenting the sequel, Shades of Avalon:

SOAvalon_CoverOoh! Now isn’t this intriguing and mysterious? Carol sets up an interesting turn of events here! While the first book is told from Triona’s perspective, the sequel does something unexpected and picks up with the story continuing from Ben’s perspective. The cover suggests events will force Ben to be embroiled more deeply into the new, perhaps darker, world full of mystical legends and magic. The excerpt below suggests he’ll discover more about who he is and his place in his new world.


Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of the beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright.

When Caleb, his sister’s mate, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the prime suspect is the last remaining member of the overthrown corrupt Guardian Council.

With the discovery that an old acquaintance has been keeping secrets and the future Ben was so sure of shifting before his eyes, the situation becomes more complicated, the ransom for Caleb too high.

In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the magical old ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur.

Shades of Avalon Excerpt:

“I have no idea what my blood can do,” I conceded.

“What?” Amanda tilted her head, intrigued.

“Oh, nothing much. Just something the crazy, old coot Merlin said.”

I left the three of them and approached the edge of the lake, careful not to slip on the mud. Nothing says regal confidence like sliding on my ass. I planted my feet and threw my shoulders back, expanding my chest. I had no idea how to do this. Did I simply ask, or was there a specific command? I decided to wing it and hope.

The water moved, and I imagined liquid eyes watching me. Butterflies tumbled in my stomach. I rubbed my palm across it in a vain attempt to allay the movement. It didn’t work and my apprehension grew. I framed the words in my mind as Emma nodded, straining the bowstring a little more. I took the action as assurance she had my back. She was just a kid and yet probably braver than me.

“You wish to entreat us, Blood of Danu?” Ripples spread out across the glassy surface of the lake from the base of the pillar. If I wasn’t mistaken, the tone of the voices verged on arrogance.

“No,” I boomed. “I don’t entreat you. I am Benjamin Alexander Pryor. I am the last born in the bloodline of Dagda and descendant of the goddess, Danu. I command you to return the human known as Arthur Pendragon to this world immediately.” 

Author Bio:

Carol Oates came into the world on Christmas morning, in an elevator. Raised just across the street from the childhood home of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, it was only a matter of time before Carol’s love of all things supernatural would emerge. She began experimenting with fiction at school and keeps the notebook containing her first unpublished novel in her desk drawer. Over three decades later, all her stories still begin life scrawled on paper. When not writing, Carol can be found exploring history with her son. Luckily, he shares her love of old buildings, castles, and tombs.

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Goodreads: Shades of Atlantis

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Omnific and Carol have graciously set up some very nice giveaway prizes for our readers:

1. E-pack of Shades series provided by Omnific

2. Print copy of the original Shades of Atlantis, Collector cards, & a Newbridge Silver bookmark

3. Print copy of the original Shades of Atlantis & Collector cards

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Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter. Best of luck!

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We just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of the blogs who helped spread the word about today’s cover reveal and signed up to participate! Each blog will be featuring a giveaway, so readers can blog hop and enter multiple contests. It’s always good to show your support of an author by leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads!

Special thanks to Traci from Omnific and, of course, our friend Carol Oates for letting us help promote Shades of Avalon. Wishing you blockbuster success with this next installment once it is released!

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Upcoming: Two Cover Reveals, One Series!

Would you like to join us?

We’re looking for book bloggers who would like to join us in revealing the new cover for the upcoming Shades of Avalon, by Irish author Carol Oates, the sequel to her debut novel, Shades of Atlantis published by Omnific.

Carol knows that we are big fans of her writing and immensely enjoyed Shades of Atlantis  *beams with pride* from the very beginning! We’ve shared this book with others in our real lives and her story has been well received! As far as we’re concerned, her sequel –due out April 15th–is highly anticipated. 🙂

Now we know, usually on this blog there’s a recurring theme that we like to talk about books that were previously fanfiction or books that are heavy in the erotica department. Carol’s books are neither, which is okay because we like to consider ourselves diverse here, too! Carol’s Shades series is paranormal romance in the new adult realm with Carol’s beautiful writing lending itself to a mix of mature characters that appeal to mature readers (like us!) as well as young adults! So far…the story has that  whole ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ concept when innocent characters suddenly find themselves up against dark forces, with a destiny love story or two (or three?) mixed in. Who doesn’t enjoy stories of this genre?

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As an added bonus, Carol and Omnific have decided to revamp the cover of Shades of Atlantis as well!  We always thought the original cover (seen above on the book shelf) was pretty and really set a tone for the Irish setting & myths found within the story, but times they are a-changing and we’re proud to have been blessed with some luck of the Irish that will allow us to help usher in the changes.

Won’t you please join us?!?!? C’mon, it’ll be fun!!

If you would like to be part of this double cover reveal on March 26th with us, simply sign up using this Google form!  Bonus: There will be giveaways for both your participation and your readers! 🙂

And for our blog readers w/o blogs, we insist that you join us on March 26th for the cover reveals, giveaways, and hopefully an exclusive interview with Carol! Did you know that even if you don’t know her writing (yet, that is…) you may know her work? In addition to writing, Carol is very talented at designing book covers, fan art, and even videos for other authors you probably know! Yep, she’s very supportive of her contemporaries, who will tell you that when it comes to her depicting their characters or stories, she always gets it right. One of her most recent projects she worked on was a book trailer for fellow Omnific author, Debra Anastasia, who has so much good to say about her!

 “Carol Oates is a stunning writer and a fabulous artist. Her keen eye has been integral in so many of my projects!! She is a genius.” -Debra Anastasia 

Here’s where you can find more info on Carol:

Twitter  | Blog | Amazon

Sincerest thanks to Traci from Omnific and Carol for getting us involved!

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Return to Poughkeepsie Blog Blitz – Beckett is back!


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John Quinlan as Beckett Taylor RtP


Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?

But all his willpower crumbles when he hears his brother Blake’s frantic voice on the phone. An unknown enemy has moved in on his old territory, and Livia’s been taken. In an instant, Beckett knows it will take an attack only he and Eve can execute to bring her back. All his self-imposed embargoes are torn to shreds, perhaps along with the new man he’s struggled to become.

“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”

In this emotional and action-packed sequel to Poughkeepsie, Debra Anastasia conjures a tale of love at its most raw and ragged. With Beckett and Eve, how could we expect anything less? But even when it’s messy, not magical, true love perseveres. Real love finds a way—for better or for worse until death does part.


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Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with…ahem… digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.

Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when–along with the animals and humans in her house–the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra’s ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn’t give up, wouldn’t let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and–fingers full of peanut butter–she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

She’s eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.

Debra lives in Maryland with her family. You can find her at and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared.



A review of RtP will follow soon. In the meantime, please check out our review of Poughkeepsie here and our Q&A with the author here.

Save the Date:

Debra Anastasia will be back for another radio interview with Lori Ness (@iguestinfo) on Northwest Prime on January 6th. You can listen to her first interview here.

Special thanks to book publicist Enn Bocci (@ennbocci) for setting up the blog tour; and to learn more about John Quinlan (@JohnQuinlan), the man personally chosen by the author to breathe life into Beckett Taylor, visit his official site here.

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