Category: Urban Fantasy

Good News...

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on my blog…my bad! But the good news—I’ve been busy. Academy of Assassins has officially been sent off to the editor. I should get the first round of edits back next week. Whoohoo!

 

The book ended up nearly twice as long as I originally planned, but I think you’ll really enjoy Morgan and her protectors. Think Gargoyles, Hellhounds, Wraiths, Titans, Gremlins and so much more. :) Here is a sneak peek of the blurb…

ONLY ONE THING STANDS BETWEEN HUMANS AND THE DEADLY SUPERNATURAL WORLD…THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS.

 

Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she’s summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters how to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as his own personal hunting ground.

 

Three witches have died in circumstances disturbingly similar to her own disappearance over a decade ago…one Morgan barely survived. As she delves deeper into the investigation, she runs afoul of the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly charming team members. They make her forget her duty, make her wish for something other than the bleak future of violence and death most lone hunters face.

 

As Morgan closes in on the killer, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid romantic entanglements with the security team—who drive her to distraction with their overprotectiveness—while keeping the infection of dark magic in her blood contained. To survive, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world.

Giveaway....

Look what I got in the mail…Author Copies! 

Electric Night

To celebrate, I’m giving away two of these bad boys. If you want one, head over to GoodReads (link below or in the sidebar) and enter the contest!
(While on GoodReads, feel free to friend or follow me.)

 

Can’t wait? Click on the image above to order your own copy (Amazon). *grin*

 

 

 
Electric Night by Stacey Brutger

Electric Night

by Stacey Brutger

Giveaway ends April 24, 2017.

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Electric Night - New Release

After long last, I’m pleased to announce the release of the fifth book in my urban fantasy series, Electric Night!

 

This is my tenth book (yay!), but I swear it was cursed. Every step of the production was delayed, but I think it turned out all the better in the end. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!

 

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AN INSIDIOUS EVIL ENDANGERS THE FRAGILE PEACE BETWEEN THE HUMANS AND PARANORMALS. IF WAR ERUPTS, NEITHER SIDE WILL EMERGE UNSCATHED.

 

Raven will go to any extreme to locate the missing member of her pack, even confront her murky past that still has the power to haunt her. A wild hunt leads her to an isolated mountaintop, where she and her pack are taken captive, and she learns that her nightmares are all-to real and more dangerous than ever. Every minute is a struggle to stay alive against the humans who would use her kind as nothing more than test subjects in their fanatical search to create the ultimate weapon against paranormals.

 

EVERY MINUTE IS A STRUGGLE TO STAY ALIVE…

 

Determined no one else should suffer the tortures she endured as a child, Raven risks everything to destroy the labs, even bringing her pack to the brink of annihilation. If she can’t make peace with her past, she will not only lose her pack, but incite an all-out war between humans and paranormals.

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Here is a short excerpt for you to enjoy:

 

Raven’s pulse raced at the prospect of seeing Durant again, her palms damp as she anxiously watched the door like a dog watching for his owner to return home.

 

Another ten minutes passed before two shifters entered, one male and one female, dragging a third between them. Wild energy poured off the two guards, their aggressiveness spilling into the cavern.

 

After a quick perusal, her attention dropped to the nearly unconscious man between them.

 

Durant.

 

Her throat tightened at the sight of his still form, apprehension churning like acid in her gut.

 

His head hung forward, as if it was too heavy for him to lift. His hair was in disarray, the stripes she so loved more pronounced, as if he was fighting to keep his tiger from taking over.

 

The female’s grip turned brutal, her claws slipping free to slice into Durant’s shoulder, a twisted smirk of pure malice lighting up her face, clearly enjoying degrading someone already rendered helpless. The scent of Durant’s blood filled the air, and Raven clenched her fists, so furious she didn’t feel her claws slip free and slice into her palms.

 

When the woman shoved Durant, he dropped to his knees. His head slumped forward to rest on his chest, and Raven could hear nothing but the dragon roaring in her head.

 

She launched forward, slamming into the glass.

 

Magic shimmered in the air of the cell, and the symbols began to glow until they lit up like Christmas lights. Pain struck deep as her touch triggered the spell, the attack like someone trying to peel off her flesh.

 

A pleased smile crossed the female jailer’s face, her plan clearly to get a reaction out of Raven, along with her eagerness to cause harm.

 

But Raven didn’t relent, didn’t back away, her rage taking over. The dragon began to wake, a rumble building in her chest, until the glass beneath her palm rattled. One by one, the symbols seared into the glass blinked out of existence, leaving a charred image behind.

 

When she didn’t drop to the floor, withering in pain, everyone stilled.

 

Very slowly, the reinforced glass began to crack.

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I hope you enjoyed this short preview! To find out what happens next, visit Amazon and purchase your own copy.

 

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Electric Night - Cover Sneak Peek...

I’ve been busy the last week and haven’t had time to post, but for good reason…I just hit the publish button on Electric Night! Whoohoo!

 

What that means is that the book should be live sometime this weekend! I’m super excited!! I’ll let you know as soon as it goes live.

 

For your patience, below is a little sneak peek of the cover for Electric Night.

 

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What do you think? Isn’t the color gorgeous? I can’t wait for you to see the full cover!

More information to come soon…

 

Review: Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead Book 1) by Nicky Peacock

I love Urban Fantasy, so when I saw zombies in the blurb of Bad Blood, I was sold!

 

 

Title: Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead Book 1)

Author: Nicky Peacock

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Teen via NetGalley

Release date: September 2014

Pages:168

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Rating:

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
“I am Britannia. I am your protector. I will fend off the hungry hordes of undead hands that reach toward you. I am your steadfast defender. I will stand between you and the zombie masses as they try to taste your flesh. I am strong, unyielding, and dedicated to your survival. All I ask from you… is your blood.”

 

A 500 year bloody game of vengeance will need to be put on hold if vampires are to survive the zombie uprising. Bitter enemies, Britannia and Nicholas must work together to save un-infected humans, delivering them to a stronghold in Scotland.

 

Unable to drink the zombie blood, vampires need humans to stay alive. But will they tell the survivors who they are, and what they want from them? Will Britannia be able to hold back her vengeance? Is survivor Josh the reincarnation of Britannia’s murdered true love? And can she bring herself to deliver him to the safe hold?

 

Survival instincts run deep, but bad blood can run deeper.

 

 

REVIEW:
Bad Blood started off with Britannia stalking her prey…a fellow vampire. I loved the action and drama and was immediately sucked into the story. Britannia had a tragic start to her life as a vampire, and I immediately found myself sympathizing with her.

 

Nicholas came off as an ass for his treatment of Britannia, but as the story unfolded, I began to understand him more and more. He honestly seemed to have feelings for his protégée Britannia. Unfortunately, he’d been a vampire a very long time, which translated to him being a very manipulative b*stard. By the end of the book, I found him a bit enduring. Which left his actions…or lack of actions…half way through the last fight scene a little confused. Why did he just leave?

 

The villain was just brilliant. What’s better than a friend-turned-enemy who knows your every move?! Part of Britannia and Nicholas didn’t really believe he couldn’t be saved until it was almost too late. The action and fight scenes kept me glued to the pages. The interactions between the characters added another dimension to the book. Since the story was told from Britannia’s view, the majority of the humans were portrayed as sheep, until she began to get to know them more. For the first time since she’d been turned into a vampire, she began to let other people in her life…and she wasn’t sure she liked it.

 

I was surprised at how quickly the world change at the zombie apocalypse. While the plot to Bad Blood was interesting, the zombies in the book were nothing special. I think I was expecting more visceral emotions and gore…more horror or something. The characters were vampires, so they didn’t really have a mortal fear of them, and the zombies became really nothing more than fodder for them to kill. The only downside to the book was it ended way too quick! While the book gave us a whole story arc, it seemed more like an episode than a full length novel. I found myself fascinated by Bad Blood and would love to eventually continue this series if the price lowers to match its novella size.