Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Celebrating Freya's Bower And Wild Child Publishing's June Releases

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating some exciting new June releases for Wild Child Publishing and Freya's Bower! There's Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy and Kink - truly something for everyone!

ALEXANDER DRAKE'S EXTRAORDINARY PURSUIT by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows

Meet Alexander Drake, a curious young man living in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father. He spent his days playing alone. In the back of his mind he wondered what happened to his mother, and why his father was tight-lipped about the past; but secrets have a way of getting out.

It all started with a stay at his grandmother's cottage. Alexander found strange clues tucked away in his father’s old bedroom. With a mysterious key and several maps in his pack he set off on an innocent search for answers about his family.

When he discovered a secret passageway the search took a dramatic turn. He suddenly worried about what was searching for him. Alexander was being hunted by a sorcerer from his father’s past. Answers lead to more questions and the journey of his life.

Join Alexander for a thrilling adventure in Azra’s Pith, a place of beauty and magic... but beware - something evil lurks in the shadows.

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MARKED BY ROWAN by Cutter Phoenix

Plagued by erotic dreams and frightening images of people in the throes of ecstasy, Justin questions his sexuality and his sanity. When he is menaced by a vagrant, Justin is saved by Rowan, a strange yet attractive man who seems to be able to read his mind and sense his most intimate desires.

However, once Rowan invites him to dinner, Justin's life takes a turn for the bizarre mixed with so much sex and eroticism he can barely cope with it--but oh how he tries!

Troubled by his longing for both men and women, Justin finds himself seduced by Rowan. However, his new and unexpected lover possesses powers which force Justin into a realm where few mortals have traveled and even less have returned.

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SLAVE by Penelope Friday

When love and lust combine...


Lee has been away from his Master for a while, and Master suspects his young submissive lover needs a thorough reminder of his place.

When he is sent to the punishment room, can Lee control himself enough to learn his Master’s lesson?



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TALL TALES OF FELONY AND FAILURE by Warren Haustrumerda

After discovering his ability to control time, Cranston Staigne embarks on a drunken escapade across three continents.

During his travels, Cranston and his cohort, Tom, commit a plethora of crimes, evade authorities and cheat death. It’s magnificent decadence and dereliction for the pair until they discover they may not be in control of their date with destiny.

The waning chance for self-preservation is the price of unlimited power and unrepentant failure.


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WIN - Leave any of the authors or the publisher a question today at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for your choice from their June releases! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

23 comments:

  1. Welcome Wild Child & Freya's Bower authors and congrats on your new releases!

    What fantastic covers and interesting stories!

    Please stop in and tell us all about your new books and about yourselves, as you are all new authors for me!

    Hope you enjoy your cyber launch party today and I wish you great success with your new books!

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  2. Wow that is a great selection. I'm interested in the Tall Tales Of Felony and Failure. That sounds like a real trip. Where did the idea for that book come from?

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  3. Awesome selection of books! Congrats! Where did your ideas for the books come from? Thanks!

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  4. These books do cover a lot of area. My question is about the first book, what level reading is this? I know a 7 year old who loves fantasy.

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  5. Elizabeth Parkinson BellowsJune 29, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Hi Sharon : )
    Thank you for stopping in! Alexander Drake is a middle grade fantasy. I recommended it for ages 8+.
    If your son is a good reader this may be a good fit for him. The book has lot's of action with some funny characters.
    As a mom I wanted this to be something my kids could read and enjoy!
    Thanks Again, Sharon : )

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  6. Elizabeth Parkinson BellowsJune 29, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    I was one of those kids who spent way too much time "spacing out". I always had stories running through my brain.
    I loved the idea of setting out on some kind of magical adventure. The first book that really captured me as a kid was "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe".
    I used to check my closet for portal openings.
    Yup,I was a fantasy nerd ; )

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  7. Congrats everyone on your new releases! I just bought ALEXANDER DRAKE'S EXTRAORDINARY PURSUIT by Elizabeth Parkinson-Bellows for my 10 & 11 year old. They are into all things magic when it comes to their reading materiel. I look forward to checking out everyones books. The others look like some good books to add to my beach reads.
    P.S. Elizabeth, I use to check out my grandparent's houses for portal entry ways too. I was so sure I'd find a hidden one somewhere =)

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  8. Elizabeth Parkinson BellowsJune 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Thank you, Abbi! I hope they enjoy it:) I'm glad to hear I was not the only one searching for portals ; )

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  9. Heck, I used to check our house for portals. LOL I was very disappointed when I couldn't find any.

    Sharon,

    These titles are from two publishing houses. One is regular fiction; the other is a romance/erotica house. :) Perhaps that is why, but we also will sign books that don't fit inside a particular box. :)

    Marci Baun
    Publisher
    Wild Child Publishing
    Freya's Bower

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  10. I love discovering new publishers with such a wide variety of genres. How many authors are you working with right now and are there any particular themes you're looking for when it comes to submissions?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  11. What a wonderful group of books. It must hard to decide which books to print. Are a lot of books rejected? Or do you ask for revisions?
    debby236 AT GMAIL DOT COM

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  12. Congratulations and good luck on the new releases. All of the blurbs sound very interesting. I read many of the excerpts via the provided links. They all sound great!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

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  13. Joder,

    We have about 200 authors. We don't really look for themes. The quality of the writing and the story are more important. Currently, our submissions are closed until September 15th. But when they are open, we want well-written, riveting stories.

    Best,

    Marci Baun
    Publisher
    Wild Child Publishing
    Freya's Bower

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  14. Thanks, Debbie. We have specific things we are looking for to accept/reject a submission. Automatic rejections include things like: not following the submission guidelines, poor writing, a lot of grammatical errors, head hopping, telling vs. showing, attaching files, submitting when submissions are closed, boring plot line, porn, bestiality, pedophilia, necrophilia, etc. To get accepted, write a tight, interesting story with fascinating characters. I will often know within the first two paragraphs if I want to read more.

    We probably accept 1 out of 10 submissions, sometimes fewer.

    BTW, Debby, I am on my iPhone and cannot correct choir name at the top of the post.

    Marci Baun
    Publisher
    Wild Child Publishing
    Freya's Bower

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  15. Hi Katie, and thanks! To prevent self incrimination, I'm afraid I can't provide much detail into the origins of Tall Tales of Felony and Failure. All I can say is that it required equal parts drunkenness and low moral character.

    I greatly appreciate you interest, though, and highly recommend you take the plunge! Thanks again!

    Additional Tall Tales of Felony and Failure info and general jawin can be found at http://malum.org. Good day, shipmates!

    Warren H.
    Derelict
    malum.org

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  16. Elizabeth,

    What inspired you to write about Alexander's adventure? I like a story where the pursuer is also pursued.

    Cassandra Ulrich
    Author of "A Beautiful Girl"

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  17. Congratulations on your release, Warren. I know you worked hard.

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  18. Elizabeth Parkinson BellowsJune 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Hi Cassandra!
    Thank you for visiting: ) Great question! For as long as I can remember I have had this young hero in mind on a perilous journey with different characters (some really dark and some eccentric).
    When my son was born Alexander Drake really came into focus; and so did Imperius, the sorcerer chasing him down.

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  19. I don't have a question. I look forward to checking out your sites and looking through the offerings. I am always looking for something new to read.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  20. I'd like to know if a painting or another piece of art inspired Marked by Rowan.

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  21. Congrats to all the new releases everyone! What was your inspirations for your stories?

    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  22. Hello Leni.

    I'm a big fan of fantasy. I love reading anything about mythology, too. I have dozens of books about fantasy topics and myths, so although not one piece of artwork inspired Marked by Rowan, it was a combination of paging through several of of my books that got the creative juices flowing.

    Thank you for the question! :-D

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