Monday, July 28, 2014

Playlist + Giveaway: Fractured by Erin Hayes

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Erin Hayes.  Erin is the author of FRACTURED and she'll be sharing a fun playlist.

Keep reading for a chance to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card!

Fractured Playlist

What to do when you want a complete soundtrack for a book that’s Fractured?

Hi there! I’m Erin Hayes and I’m the author of the horror novel Fractured. Fractured crisscrosses over a lot of different horror subgenres. So the playlist for Fractured is quite varied and I had a lot of fun picking out the songs. From Betty Noyes to Imagine Dragons, we’re covering a lot of ground, so put your seatbelts on!

Also, my playlist also features some covers of more famous songs, but I prefer these covers for the context of the book. So it should be interesting, even if you heard the original version before.

Ready? Here it is:
Where is My Mind by Storm Large
Hate Me by Blue October
Somebody that I Used to Know by Walk Off the Earth
The Mother We Share by CHVRCHES
Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
Buzzcut Season by Lorde
Demons by Imagine Dragons
Haunted by Poe
POWERLESS – Acapella by Linkin Park
Baby Mine (from Dumbo) by Betty Noyes
Never Let Me Go by Florence + the Machine
Runaway by Kanye West featuring Pusha T

I actually have a Spotify playlist of this soundtrack for all of the songs! Check it out here.

What songs would be on your Fractured playlist?

Fractured by Erin Hayes.

Blinded by a mysterious seizure when she was three years old, Bash Martin has managed to carve out a normal life for herself as an adult. Yet she still yearns for a deeper connection with her twin sister Lily, who has always been jealous of the attention their parents bestowed upon Bash due to her disability.

A dream vacation seems like the perfect chance to heal their relationship, but Bash soon realizes there is something terribly wrong with Lily and that her sister is hiding a dark secret. And when a supernatural fire engulfs their hotel and corpses come back to life, the sisters are plunged into a nightmarish world that threatens not only their lives, but their very souls.

Release Date: July 8, 2014
Genre: Adult, Horror, Paranormal
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Thank you Erin for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Erin Hayes and her books, please visit her website.

Now for the giveaway!

Fractured Giveaway

The author is giving away a $75 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends August 12, 2014.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Horde Without End: Bonus Scene + Giveaway

Today we have a release day giveaway and a very special bonus scene for our readers from THE HORDE WITHOUT END by Nazarea Andrews.

Keep reading for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card!

Bonus Scene: The Horde Without End

Live Infection.

Leaving is the only option. It took less than three days for that to become expressly clear to Collin Sanders—three days of staring at the canyon walls, eating shitty MREs and listening to Dustin’s breathing slowly change into that wicked rasp.

Collin knew that sound. He’d lived twenty years with ERI-Milan, and four as a Walker. He knew what a contact infection could do to a body, what damage it would inflict.

Dustin would change—not as quickly as if he had been bitten, but staying here and waiting for Finn to return with Ren was no longer an option.

Once he decided that, on that third morning, as the sun rose and zombies screamed on the cliff top, he felt a weight shift off of him. Sitting still wasn’t natural to Collin, and now he has a plan. Forward momentum, and all that shit.

He didn’t give much consideration to the fact that Finn would be furious. If any thought crossed Collin’s mind as he packed their gear and water and food, it was that Nurrin would be terrified to return and find him missing.

He wonders, not for the first time, if he will be forced to kill his sister’s lover.

She would be pissed, if he did. But in the zombie apocalypse, these things did have a way of happening.

Dustin stumbles out of bed that third morning looking a little grey. “You’re packing sht,” he rasps.

“We’re going to find you medicine. You’ll die if we stay,” Collin says bluntly. He’s at the rough wood table, carving something into the wood.

“What about Ren?” Dustin forces out.

Collin hesitates, the only indication that he has doubts about this. His lips thin, and he finishes carving up the table. Dustin sees the design—four lines slashed in half, an i slashed diagonally.
Dustin stumbles toward the table, and Collin can feel the heat rolling off of him. “Can you get to the cliff top?” Collin asks, seriously.

Dustin shrugs. “I don’t have much of a choice do I?”

Collin stares at him, and nods sharply. “Exactly.”

Read the rest of Collin and Dustin’s story during the blog tour!

What did you think of the bonus scene?

The Horde Without End (The World Without End #2) by Nazarea Andrews.

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

Release Date: July 24, 2014
Genre: Dystopian, New Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
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Thank you Nazarea for sharing this special bonus scene with out readers!

To learn more about Nazarea Andrews and her books, please visit her website.

The Horde Without End Release Day Giveaway

The author is giving away a $50 Gift Card to winner's choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble and a Zombie Survival Kit!

To enter, please use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below.  This is a tour giveaway and the winners will be selected randomly by the author or tour coordinator.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop: Win Blood and Mistletoe

Welcome to our stop on the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop!

From the Shadows features paranormal fantasy books and we have a special urban fantasy holiday treat for you!

Win Blood and Mistletoe

Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger #1.5) by E.J. Stevens

Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly.

Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series.

Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common--they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind--a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood.

The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas.

Paranormal Christmas in July Giveaway

We are giving away SIX ebook copies of BLOOD AND MISTLETOE, an Ivy Granger urban fantasy series novella by E.J. Stevens.

To enter, please use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends July 31, 2014 midnight EST.

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Visit tour host I Am A Reader for more chances to win fabulous books.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!