Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Kalicon!




Hidden Secrets
Book 2 in The Unspoken Truth Series



With a new baby, a new home, and a new town, Lena should have the fresh start she was looking for. However, for a psychic who speaks to lost spirits, things are never quite normal. The dark and hidden secrets of Brierwood Mental Hospital await, and when they come into the light.....Lena’s world is forever changed.
Find out what mysteries lie in the next chapter of The Unspoken Truth Series by Award Nominated Best Selling Author Lee Ryder in


Hidden Secrets

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Sneak Peek: 

“Hey Des, what’s going on?”

She glares at me. “Do you not research the places you will be living in before you move in?”
Desi’s stern tone is off-putting, I’ve never seen her this angry. “What are you talking about?”
“This house.” She says gesturing to the house. “This land...this whole TOWN is situated on top of what used to be the campus of an old mental hospital.”
“I had no…” I begin.
She holds her hand up, stopping me. “Not only is this land situated on top of the grounds of the mental hospital. It was one of the WORST mental hospitals in the United States! This house right here is sitting on top of where the women’s ward was, and under your house are the steam tunnels that led from one building to another.”
“Steam tunnels?”
She rolls her eyes. “Yes, steam tunnels…” She looks at me to see if I understand her. “Running water...please tell me you know about running water?” I shrug and shake my head. I have no idea where she is going with this. Desi gives me a disgusted look. “The water in the steam tunnels is ionically charged so that it can create portals from the spirit realm to ours.”



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Thursday, April 30, 2020


Find out what mysteries lie in the next chapter of The Unspoken Truth Series by Award Nominated Best Selling Author 
Lee Ryder

Synopsis:

With a new baby, a new home, and a new town, Lena should have the fresh start she was looking for.  However, for a psychic who speaks to the dead things are never quite normal. The Hidden Secrets of Brierwood Mental Hospital await, and when they come to light Lena’s world is forever changed. 

Get your Copy Here:



Sneak Peek: 
Getting out of the car I walk up the stone path to the house to meet Desi. She’s dressed in a pretty black flapper dress. The beads on the bottom click in the soft spring breeze. 

“Hey Des, what’s going on?” 
She glares at me. “Do you not research the places you will be living in before you move in?” 
Desi’s stern tone is off-putting, I’ve never seen her this angry. “What are you talking about?” 
“This house.” She says gesturing to the house. “This land...this whole TOWN is situated on top of what used to be the campus of an old mental hospital.” 
“I had no…” I begin.
She holds her hand up, stopping me. “Not only is this land situated on top of the grounds of the mental hospital. It was one of the WORST mental hospitals in the United States! This house right here is sitting on top of where the women’s ward was, and under your house are the steam tunnels that led from one building to another.” 
“Steam tunnels?” 
She rolls her eyes. “Yes, steam tunnels…” She looks at me to see if I understand her. “Running water...please tell me you know about running water?” I shrug and shake my head. I have no idea where she is going with this. Desi gives me a disgusted look. “The water in the steam tunnels is ionically charged so that it can create portals from the spirit realm to ours.” 


About the Author: 

About Lee Ryder

Alden Native and Amazon Best Selling award-nominated author Lee Ryder knew she wanted to be an author very early on. From the time she began to read she knew and cherished the amazing worlds that could be brought to life in books.

She started writing in elementary school and never stopped. Her work was published in many small works throughout the year. Her writing blossomed in high school when she was published in the school literary magazine "Between The Lines."

When she isn't creating new worlds for her characters to live in she's spending time with her family or crafting. She's a firm believer in Random Acts of Kindness and spreading love in the world wherever she can.


You can find her here:



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cover Reveal for Bad Boys Break Hearts by Micaela Smeltzer




Release Date: May 27th (Live release, no preorder)
Genre: Enemies to Lovers college romance
Designer: Emily Wittig Designs
Photo: Regina Wamba

Mascen Wade, star pitcher of the Aldridge University baseball team, is a lot of things.

Rich.
Hotter than sin.
The campus’s reigning bad boy.

We knew each other once upon a time, but even if I’m named after a princess, it doesn’t mean my life is a fairytale.

My plan is to keep my head down, get my degree, and leave this town.

But the moment Mascen Wade recognizes me all my carefully laid plans come crumbling down. He’s decided he wants to make my life a living hell. But I’m not so easy to push around and won’t put up with his bully playground antics. Too bad for me I’ve never been able to resist him.

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PROLOGUE

10 years ago…

The sun heats my skin, burning my neck. I should’ve put on sunscreen like Mommy told me to, but I didn’t listen. She says I never listen.
“I now pronounce you husband and wife,” my older sister giggles, her eyes darting between me and my best friend Mascen.
“Uh…” I blink. “What’s that mean?” I hiss at Mascen.
He cuts his eyes to Hazel. “I think we’re supposed to kiss,” he whispers back, looking at the grass wrapped around my finger for a ring. Mommy wouldn’t let me borrow hers.
“Kiss?”
He nods, puckering his lips.
I’m eight, though, and shouldn’t be kissing. Daddy would hurt Mascen if he saw.
But before I can push him away he kisses me. It’s so fast I wouldn’t think it happened but static burns my lips.
“Ow!” I touch my mouth. “That hurt.”
“Kisses don’t hurt,” he argues.
Hazel runs toward the swing set, bored with this game, and I take off the itchy dress she made me put on over my clothes so that it’d be a real wedding.
“You shocked me.” Hands on my hips I stare defiantly up at the boy who’s only ten but is so big he could pass as twelve. It’s annoying.
“You knew I was going to kiss you.”
“That’s not what I meant.” My lips turn down in a pout.
Mascen looks at the blade of grass I put around his finger. “What do we do now?”
“Hazel’s gone, so whatever we want.” I’m already heading toward the jungle gym.
“We’re married. We should do married people things. Like … kiss again.”
I shoot Mascen a confused look. “My parents never kiss anymore. All they do is fight.”
Mascen stops walking. “Really? Mine kiss all the time. It’s gross, but kissing you isn’t.”
I feel my cheeks get hot. “No more kisses. We’re not actually married.”
“What if I want to be?” He tilts his head, hands on his hips.
“We’re too young,” I scoff.
Mascen’s eyes get bigger. “Fine, when we’re older then, you’re going to be my real wife.”
“Whatever you say. Can we go play now?”
“Sure, Rory.”
He grabs my hand and we run the rest of the way to the jungle gym.
That was the last day where my life was so simple.
The next, everything went to hell.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

My Review of Christy Sloat's Court of Savages



Synopsis:


𝑪𝑶𝑼𝑹𝑻 𝑶𝑭 𝑺𝑨𝑽𝑨𝑮𝑬𝑺 by 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗹𝗼𝗮𝘁
High atop a mountain crest sits the grand Gahana Royal Hotel. The world’s most elite are dying to see what lies beyond its iron gates, yet only a select few earn an invitation.
How do they find themselves on that exclusive VIP list? By being truly monstrous human beings capable of the most fiendish acts. Once an invitation is extended, the evaluation begins. The Court of Savages thrive off the hunt, the thrill of the chase and the delight of the feast. Yet they adhere to a strict code. Never will they harm a human who is innocent, good, or reformed. Their beastly pallets require the most vile of beings and an invitation to the secretive resort has just been extended to London Stiles. Can she prove there’s enough goodness in her to save, or will her check-out date be postponed indefinitely?


Review of Christy Sloat's Court of Savages:

Deep in the forests of Maine lies the Grand Gahana Royal Hotel, a luxury resort with all the amenities...and so much more. It is also Home to the Court of Savages, and they want blood...specifically the blood of the most vile, evil, human beings on earth.
Christy Sloat pulls you into her incredible world with a masterful tale of pain, suffering, and karma. By far this is one of my favorite books she has written and the beautifully broken characters between the pages. Warning...it's very...hard..to put down.




Friday, March 20, 2020

Vendetta cover reveal by Stacey Rourke

COVER REVEAL AND PREORDER

Title: Vendetta, Veiled Book 3
Author: Stacey Rourke
Cover Designer: The Illustrated Author
Launching: May 14th
Blurb:
Splashed across every media outlet are claims I’m a violent murderer. A menace to society that must be stopped at all cost.

I… would love to see them try.

An enemy of the Nosferatu hides in plain sight. His lone goal– to watch the world burn. As the newly appointed vampire queen, I’m done allowing my people to suffer for his twisted agenda.

Dorian Gray thinks he knows pain.

He believes he owns the market on public manipulation.

He hunkers under the belief that his power and status make him untouchable.

I can’t wait to prove him wrong.


A darkness has rooted itself in me, one older than the first vampiric bloodline. An unimaginable strength courses through my veins, and I will use it to make Dorian bow before me. They call me the Dragon Queen, and I own the title. Because I, alone, know that the malevolent essence within me is one no man could ever tame

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meet Lee Ryder Author! 


The five people that I’d love to sit down to dinner with.

As a writer the list of people I’d like to sit down to dinner with is very long. However, I want to share with you my top five and why they inspire me.
The first ones come from two of my favorite TV shows and the reason I’d love to sit down to dinner with them and pick their brains is because they are in an industry where beautiful are adored and these folks are all truly comfortable in their own skin.
Matthew Gray Gubler plays Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds, he’s tall, he’s thin, and he plays a genius on TV. He has described his home as living in a haunted tree house, he’s got a collection of kimonos,  and he paints nouveau artwork. Why is he on my list, it’s simple. This man embodies everything Hollywood is not. He is comfortable in his skin and has had a wildly successful run in his show.
Kirsten Vangsness, this beautiful woman plays Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds. Her character has ever changing hairstyles and looks with big bulky jewelry and she carries it all off with a great big smile. I completely admire her because she is in an industry where size 0 is actually considered acceptable. Size 0 is not a size and people will starve themselves to get there so the producers and directors are happy.
Pauly Perrette, this gorgeous bombshell plays Abby on the award winning  television show NCIS. Her character is quirky, intelligent, and has the coolest tattoos. She’s also loveable with a heart of gold!
Why are these 3 people important to me? These 3 people are comfortable in their own skin, and they make it work for them (REALLY WELL) in a world that idolizes beauty (look at the news stand the next time you pass it) We see it everywhere, the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated is one of the top selling magazines every year. Why? Because you have beautiful women in bathing suits on every page.
I get on a soap box because the world needs to start seeing what’s inside people, instead of their outside. You can be a beautiful person outside, but if you’re ugly inside what does that make you? I was overweight and not the best looking person in high school and I was ridiculed for it. I’m still very bitter about it, but I know now that I wouldn’t be the beautiful person today if I hadn’t seen the ugly side of people.
That’s the case in most high schools, and that’s what we should not be teaching our children. Matthew, Kirsten, and Pauley are positive role models people should look up to. These are the people who are beautiful inside. (No I’m not saying the rest of the cast is ugly.) We need to look for the beauty inside people and that is so important to me. I’d love to sit down to dinner with them and see what their world views are, how they kept their positivity to become the amazing people they are today. These three people inspire me.
These two other ladies are connected as well. They worked together to help the world be a better place and they died within months of each other.
Princess Diana is has been and always will be an icon for her style, for her beauty, for being a royal, but most importantly for the work she did in the world. She worked with charities such as UNICEF and to ban land mines in war torn countries. She worked to make the world better for our children and people forget all these amazing things she did. Now her children William and Harry are doing the same thing and changing the face of the British Monarchy forever. They are breaking the rules, Diana was a hands on mom and that’s been passed down to her son William and that’s an incredible thing.
She also worked with the children’s hospitals, AIDS hospitals, and the Arts. The arts are so important because they teach children math and science in a different way, like baking is just chemistry you can eat and music teaches about resonance and sound.
Mother Theresa has always fascinated me, her work with the poor in particular and trying in little ways to make their lives better has always inspired me. In my own life I try to make everyone’s better in the little ways. People forget that the little things count. Something she said once really intrigued me, did you know that Mother Theresa herself was not sure about the existence of a God. She called him The Absent One. She once said "I am told God loves me -- and yet the reality of darkness & coldness & emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul." Yet she had great faith and that pulled me through my own crisis of Faith when I lost my child. I would love to meet her and thank her for doing that for me. She was such an inspirational and amazing lady.
If I were to sit down with these amazing people, I would be a happy woman. All of them change the world in a positive way and that’s what I hope to do as well. That’s what I try to do every day, one simple act at a time. Did you know it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown, and that a smile can be a game changer for people in a bad mood? Try it! Don’t be afraid to say hello to someone at the store, offer them a kind word, or a simple smile. Thank those veterans you see walking around with hats on, I’ve taught my children to do just that. These simple acts are what change the world. There are billions of humans on this Earth could you imagine what would happen if we did at least 1 simple human act of kindness every day? 

Meet Lee Ryder's Books!

The Broken Earth Series


It all began with a war.....
Jess’ world changed when the outbreak killed her family. Now a war between gangs has driven her and her friends into the wilderness to survive, or die. They have no idea of where they are, or which direction to go. Driven by hope they move forward looking for peace and plenty.

Follow their amazing story in The Broken Earth Series



The Award nominated bestselling
 Carnival of Darkness Series


Have you ever been witness to something dark. I mean darkness that is like the blackest pits of hell? Travel down the rabbit hole with Best Selling Author Lee Ryder into her award nominated Carnival of Darkness then travel even deeper down with more sinister characters in Carnival of Lost Souls

Don't read it in the dark



The Unspoken Truth


Two women, 

two centuries,
one murder.
When a mystery from decades ago causes past and present to collide, will they find the answer to an innocent woman's death, or will it remain forever hidden. 
The answer lies in



The Unspoken Truth



And Finally....
Save Me



When a sudden tragedy takes her brother away from her, Dani Matheson dedicates her life to saving others as a lifeguard on the beaches of California.
Then everything changes when a devastating Cancer diagnosis sends Dani's life into an unending downward spiral.
Can true love pull her from the dangerous waters she's in or will she drown in the loss of all she ever knew.

Based on true events from the author's life....

About The Author:


Alden , NY Native and Amazon Best Selling award nominated author Lee Ryder knew she wanted to be an author very early on. From the time she began to read she knew and cherished the amazing worlds that could be brought to life in books.

She started writing in elementary school and never stopped. Her work was published in many small works throughout the year. Her writing blossomed in high school when she was published in the school literary magazine "Between The Lines."

When she isn't creating new worlds for her characters to live in she's spending time with her family or crafting. She's a firm believer in Random Acts of Kindness and spreading love in the world wherever she can.



You can find her here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsLeesFanfiction/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lian14043
Blog: leeryderabfa.blogspot.com
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lian14043/
Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/1OcA1uu
https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Ryder/e/B00GER96DK/