Wednesday, May 26, 2021

1-Week Book Tour Sign Up Invitation - Far, Far Away Anthology ~ SciFi Fantasy (June 17-23, 2021)

 


Mirror World Publishing and Sapphyria's Book Promotions present the 1-week book tour for the Far, Far Away Anthology

Included in the Anthology: 

“Piece of Mind” by L.R. Braden,  “Songs and Superstitions” by Shana Scott, “Black Spire Isles” by Barend Nieuwstraten III, “Field Notes from the Unknown Planet” by Brittni Brinn, “The Colour of Roses” by Kelly D. Holmes, “The Prime Crusade” by Buddy Young, and “Fatestorm” by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred


About Far, Far Away:

In a land far, far away… In a distant galaxy… Once upon a time…

These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they’ve created.
 
Travel through space and experience infinity three hours at a time. Explore dangerous caverns for the source of a deadly disturbance. Get stranded on a mysterious island from which no one returns, then learn to survive on a distant planet while you hope for rescue. 

In this far-reaching, magical collection love allows you to see in colour, time is vast but fragile, and changing minds and hearts in Ancient Rome is only one stop on an epic journey across time, space, and reality.   


Saturday, May 15, 2021

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Cover Reveal ~ Far, Far Away Anthology ~ SciFi #Fantasy #SpeculativeFiction @MirrorWorldPub


About Far, Far Away:

In a land far, far away… In a distant galaxy… Once upon a time…

These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they’ve created.

Travel through space and experience infinity three hours at a time. Explore dangerous caverns for the source of a deadly disturbance. Get stranded on a mysterious island from which no one returns, then learn to survive on a distant planet while you hope for rescue. 

In this far-reaching, magical collection love allows you to see in colour, time is vast but fragile, and changing minds and hearts in Ancient Rome is only one stop on an epic journey across time, space, and reality. 

Stories Included in the Anthology:

“Piece of Mind” by L.R. Braden

“Songs and Superstitions” by Shana Scott

“Black Spire Isles” by Barend Nieuwstraten III

“Field Notes from the Unknown Planet” by Brittni Brinn

“The Colour of Roses” by Kelly D. Holmes

“The Prime Crusade” by Buddy Young
 
“Fatestorm” by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred

Read an Excerpt:

It’s 2021. The pandemic drags on and we’re all stuck inside. Blegh. Reality sucks.

So why not take this opportunity to escape into fiction?

A year ago we ran a contest and we asked writers to submit stories set in other times, places, and versions of reality. Then we had our judges pick the best ones to include in this anthology.

Therefore, the seven stories you are about to read are windows into other worlds, but also into the minds of eight extremely creative and talented individuals. We’ve included their bios and a few words from each of them so you can get to know the people who have created such imaginative stories to take us far, far away, if only for a little while.

So pack your bags, or don’t because you won’t be needing them for this journey. Instead, sit back, relax, and turn the page to find distant galaxies, alien cultures, mysterious magical islands, unknown planets, the value of colour, the fragility of time, and the fickle nature of fate.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Tour Hosts for the Far, Far Away Anthology Cover Reveal on April 16, 2021 ~ SciFi #Fantasy #SpeculativeFiction @MirrorWorldPub


About Far, Far Away:


In a land far, far away… In a distant galaxy… Once upon a time…


These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they’ve created.

 

Travel through space and experience infinity three hours at a time. Explore dangerous caverns for the source of a deadly disturbance. Get stranded on a mysterious island from which no one returns, then learn to survive on a distant planet while you hope for rescue. 


In this far-reaching, magical collection love allows you to see in colour, time is vast but fragile, and changing minds and hearts in Ancient Rome is only one stop on an epic journey across time, space, and reality. 


Included in the Anthology:

“Piece of Mind” by L.R. Braden, “Songs and Superstitions” by Shana Scott, “Black Spire Isles” by Barend Nieuwstraten III, “Field Notes from the Unknown Planet” by Brittni Brinn, “The Colour of Roses” by Kelly D. Holmes, “The Prime Crusade” by Buddy Young, and “Fatestorm” by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred

Visit the Tour Hosts to view the cover:

Books, Ramblings, and Tea https://booksramblingsandtea.com


Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. http://sharonledwith.blogspot.com/

L.R. Braden - Ramblings From an Alternate Reality https://blog.lrbraden.com

KellardBean Instagram www.instagram.com/kellardbean

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Sapphyria's Book Promotions is looking for more team members. 

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Book Tour & #Giveaway ~ The Demons of the Square Mile (Nora Simeon Investigations, Book 2) by Laurence Raphael Brothers ~ @lbrothers @MirrorWorldPub #Novella #UF #Paranormal


About The Demons of the Square Mile:

The real story behind Brexit.

Occult Private Investigator, Nora Simeon, and her uncannily handsome partner Eyre - an elemental given human form - follow a trail of magic, murder, and conspiracy from the luxurious apartment towers of Manhattan's upper east side to the ancient depths of London's Inner Temple. Along the way they encounter powerful sorcerers, magisterial barristers, evil templars, and, of course, more demons gone rogue.

With their newly acquired ward, Martha - a rat-demon - in tow, they uncover a secret so profound it could both undermine the world's financial system and topple the British government.

Visit the Tour Hosts:

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Book Information:

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing (https://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/)
Publish Date: March 17, 2021
Paperback: 114 pages
ISBN-10: 1987976770
ISBN-13: 978-1987976779

Read an Excerpt:

 “Simeon Investigations.”

“We have your minion,” said an inhuman voice. A demon’s for sure, unless it had been synthesized. It sounded like shards of broken glass jangling in a paper bag, but I could understand it. What I couldn’t understand was how anyone could kidnap Eyre without getting their asses handed to them. Gun or no gun.

“Who are you?”

More broken glass sounds, but no words. After a few seconds I realized it was laughter. At last the voice answered. “We would be foolish to divulge our true name. Call us Émigré.”

“What do you want?”

“We have a job for you.”

I felt a flash of red rage. My little pet fire elemental, Spark, flared up in sympathy from its urn on the windowsill, and I thought I might just burst into flame myself.

“You stupid infernal-plane motherfucker! I charge a hundred an hour. All you had to do was clear a check and I’d work for you. But now–”

“Now we have leverage, yes?”

“Let me speak to him.”

“Certainly.”

Brief silence, and then Eyre came on the line. His voice was weak. I wanted to reach through the phone and tear broken-glass-voice to pieces with my hands.

“Hey, Nora,” he said. “I’m really sorry about this. They got hold of my sigil somehow. They know what I am.”

“Eyre,” I said, “listen to me. I’m coming for you. Don’t fight them yourself.” I was thinking, Not till I get there.

“No fear of that,” he said. “It’s – you’ll have to see. They say they’ll let me go if you work for them. But I don’t think–”

Eyre’s voice cut off and broken-glass-voice resumed.

“Nora Simeon is known to us as a hunter of demons. She was contracted to hunt the demon Barbatos. She fulfilled her contract and killed the mighty demon Azriel.”

Actually, it was Eyre who had the final word against Azriel, but there was a lesson there I wanted this demon to learn.

“I’m a PI. An investigator. Barbatos was just a missing person job. But listen carefully. Azriel would have been in no danger from me, except she attacked Eyre. My partner, Eyre. I’ve got nothing against demons these days. Not unless they kidnap my friends. Do you understand me, Émigré?

A pause. “Yes.”

I knew even as I was saying it how stupid it was. But I couldn’t help myself. I was too damn angry.

“If anything happens to Eyre, I will destroy you, too. Count on it. But if you release him right now, I might just let you live.”

A longer pause. The phone was slick and uncomfortable in my hand. Then: “Very well.”

“What?”

“Come to us. We will release your minion into your care. We – do not wish to be destroyed. We are used to negotiations in our world and – and we realize that we now exist in your own. We wish you to do a job for us. We will pay. We did not believe you would listen to us if we solicited your services without leverage.”

“Okay. Where are you?”

“We are located at...” Another pause, and I heard indistinct jangling noises away from the phone. “Yes. 87th Street and York Avenue. The red building. Apartment 18E.”

Demons on the upper east side. Why not?

“All right,” I said. “I’ll be there shortly.”

Yet more silence, like it was thinking about saying something else. Then: “Goodbye.”

I smelled something burning, turned my head to see a thin swirl of black smoke rising from around Spark’s pot. The tiny elemental had gotten so hot from my emotions during the call it had scorched the paint right off the windowsill. Fortunately it was a metal sill and frame, with nothing inflammable nearby. Spark had been growing stronger lately, more in the last few months than it had during the previous ten years since I’d summoned and bound it as my first and only successful feat of sorcery. I shook some powdered incense into the elemental’s urn as a treat, and like a dragonfly made of flame, it flew up and spiraled around my body, leaving only a faint sensation of warmth behind. Spark had already forgotten my rage of a moment before. Any other time I would have stopped to play with it, but not today.

I returned to Eyre’s desk and retrieved his pistol, a massive old Colt M1911, made sure it was loaded and safe, and dropped it into a tote bag along with his phone. My own compact Ruger went into its tailored holster. Maybe Émigré was telling the truth about letting Eyre go, but if it wasn’t, I’d have something to say.

Purchase Your Copy:

Mirror World Publishing Paperback
Mirror World Publishing Ebook

Amazon Paperback
Amazon Ebook

Meet the Author:


Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist. He has published over 25 short stories in such magazines as Nature, the New Haven Review, PodCastle, and Galaxy's Edge. His WWI-era historical fantasy novel Twilight Patrol was just released by Alban Lake. For more of his stories, visit https://laurencebrothers.com/bibliography, or follow him on twitter: @lbrothers.









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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tour Hosts for The Demons of the Square Mile (Nora Simeon Investigations, Book 2) by Laurence Raphael Brothers ~ @lbrothers @MirrorWorldPub #Novella #UF #Paranormal (March 17-23, 2021)


About The Demons of the Square Mile:

The real story behind Brexit.

Occult Private Investigator, Nora Simeon, and her uncannily handsome partner Eyre - an elemental given human form - follow a trail of magic, murder, and conspiracy from the luxurious apartment towers of Manhattan's upper east side to the ancient depths of London's Inner Temple. Along the way they encounter powerful sorcerers, magisterial barristers, evil templars, and, of course, more demons gone rogue.

With their newly acquired ward, Martha - a rat-demon - in tow, they uncover a secret so profound it could both undermine the world's financial system and topple the British government.


Book Information:

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing (https://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/)
Publish Date: March 17, 2021
Paperback: 114 pages
ISBN-10: 1987976770
ISBN-13: 978-1987976779

Book Tour Schedule:

March 17 - Release Day!

Mirror World Publishing - Spotlight
https://mirrorworldpublishing.wordpress.com/

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm - Exclusive Excerpt
http://lynnromanceenthusiast.blogspot.com/



March 18

Jojo Debrazza - Exclusive Excerpt

Teatime and Books - Spotlight
http://www.teatimeandbooks76.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Books - Spotlight
http://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/


March 19

The Writer's Life - Spotlight
http://www.thewriterslife.blogspot.com

Karlee Kay - Spotlight
http://karlee-kay.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Book Promotions - Spotlight
http://saphsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/


March 22

Sharon Ledwith: I came. I saw. I wrote. - Guest Post
http://sharonledwith.blogspot.com/

Books, Ramblings, and Tea - Spotlight
https://booksramblingsandtea.com/

Sapphyria's Books - Spotlight
http://saphsbooks.blogspot.com/


March 23

Reviews by Saph - Review

Girl with Pen - Guest Post
http://victoriazumbrumsreviews.blogspot.com

Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Spotlight
https://sapphyriasbookblog.tumblr.com/