Shattered Pre-Order Now Available!

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Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac

by A.E. Hayes
coming September 12, 2017
from Terra Publishing

You can now pre-order Shattered on Kindle! Click the link below to reserve your copy!


Starting this week and once a week throughout the summer, A.E. Hayes will be posting excerpts from the memoir on her blog. Visit aehayes.com to get a taste of what’s to come!

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Love Across the Universe

LOVE ACROSS THE UNIVERSE


Love Across the Universe13 Stories of Science Fiction Romance
Set on Intergalactic Shores
Coming 1 August 2017
from Stars and Stone Books

Summer love is summer love, no matter the planet. Climb aboard your spacecraft or time machine and travel across time and space with these thirteen tales of love on beaches in the future and among the stars. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass, Cara McKinnon, Rhonda Jackson Joseph, A.E. Hayes, Sheri Queen, M.T. DeSantis, L.J. Longo, K.W. Taylor, Mary Rogers, Elsa M. Carruthers, Emmerite Sundberg, Serena Jayne, and Oriana Maret.

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Traci Douglass – “A Dream to Build a Kiss On”
Can passion bloom between a bookish botanist and an analytical android?

Cara McKinnon – “The Pirates and the Pacifist”
Kai doesn’t believe in violence. Sam and Dek believe the ends justify the means. Will passion be enough to bridge the gap between the pacifist sent to broker galactic peace and the space pirates hired to keep him away at all costs?

A.E. Hayes – “Tristan’s Tryst”
One mysterious being. Two lovers who find her. Can this threesome handle the heat of this scorching summer?

Sheri Queen – “Red Sand”
If she can only save one thing, which will it be—the red beaches of Mars or a love she can’t imagine living without?

M.T. DeSantis – “The Princess of Sands”
Secrets and lies. Can they be each other’s freedom?

L.J. Longo – “Breathless”
The manager of a resort planet and the head of its secret defense unit team up to save the guests—and discover danger is a potent aphrodisiac.

K.W. Taylor – “Reprogramming”
Alex didn’t want to be marooned on an alien planet with a robot, but it may just be exactly what she needs.

Mary Rogers – “Breakfast on Pluto”
Doing the right thing isn’t always what’s best—but sometimes it pays off.  A chance meeting of two people unaware of their destiny with each other results in a bond too difficult to break, but even duty has its boundaries. Will love help them break free—and will love be enough?

Elsa M. Carruthers – “All B+ut You”
Lou is looking for the right guy and finds him where she least expects.

Emmerite Sundberg – “Fluid”
She’s everything she’s ever wanted but with one flaw – they can’t actually touch.

Serena Jayne – “You Only Love Once”
Carpe diem the hell out of love.

Oriana Maret – “Renewal”
She’ll brave the arms of destruction to shed the arms that betrayed.

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Cover Reveal: Shattered

Shattered with coffee 02Coming 9/12/17
from Terra Publishing
SHATTERED
Memoirs of an Amnesiac
by A.E. Hayes


 

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“You’ve been captive far too long,” she whispered. “So I’m releasing you.”

The universe was bathed in white light, and as I touched the azure and ruby stars dancing above my head, the crack within me split and fractured into madness.

I felt the shatter. But I was powerless to stop it.”

Shattered features a mixture of nonfiction and creative nonfiction stories about Hayes’ real-life experiences with a traumatic brain injury that caused retrograde amnesia, as well as the events prior to and following the event. However–is the internal shatter she experienced really due to the amnesia, or due to something else? That is what Shattered aims to reveal.


AEHAYES HEADSHOT

A.E. Hayes is a published author who has been writing since she was about four years old. She has been featured under various pseudonyms (Manda L. Earp, Mandi Hayes, Amanda Earp, and as a ghostwriter) in myriad anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers. She is currently finishing her 6th novel, On Common Ground, as well as working on a collection of supernatural stories for an anthology titled “The Eynes Anthology.”

She studied English and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing (or doing both at the same time), she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, logging miles by pacing around the living room floor in order to make her Fitbit happy, studying the violin, teaching children the joys of music theory, pretending to be a Cylon, talking about Battlestar Galactica when people don’t know what a Cylon actually is, and plotting ideas for several new projects (which usually happens during her living room pacing time).

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or her website aehayes.com, where she is likely to be ranting about something on a daily basis.

Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac

Stars and Stone Books’ non-fiction imprint Terra Publishing is proud to announce Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac by A.E. Hayes.

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“You’ve been captive far too long,” she whispered. “So I’m releasing you.”

The universe was bathed in white light, and as I touched the azure and ruby stars dancing above my head, the crack within me split and fractured into madness.

I felt the shatter. But I was powerless to stop it.”


Shattered features a mixture of nonfiction and creative nonfiction stories about Hayes’ real-life experiences with a traumatic brain injury that caused retrograde amnesia, as well as the events prior to and following the event. However–is the internal shatter she experienced really due to the amnesia, or was it caused by something else?

Visit A.E. Hayes’ website for pieces of her shattered memories from now until the book releases.

Cover Reveal: 6.12.17
Book Release: 9.12.17


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Memories of Magic by Cara McKinnon

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The Fay of Skye #3
Gaslamp Fantasy Romance
Stars and Stone Books

Her visions could save English magic…if he can teach her to control them.

Olivia Seward never developed the magic of her elder siblings, but now she’s plagued by visions of the past. Etta, Duchess of Fay, asks her to use those visions to discover the source of the drain on English magic. Unfortunately, the visions draw too deeply from Olivia, leaving her weak and vulnerable.

Savitendra Reilly, a half-Indian, half-Irish historian, is hired by the duchess to research the origins of the Aegis Spell, but it is the magic of his birthplace that Olivia needs to learn to control her visions.

The only problem: Savit is an ascetic, performing magic by honing his mind and ignoring the needs of the flesh. Olivia is a hedonist, and accesses her power through pleasure. And every time they do magic together, Savit’s desire for her grows.

If he succumbs to their mutual passion, he believes won’t be able to protect her from the ravages of her unpredictable gift. But Olivia is convinced the only way to access the truth of the past is to immerse themselves in each other–sharing bodies, minds, hearts, and souls.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye series. Cara wrote her first fantasy romance at the age of six about a unicorn couple that falls in love and has adventures (there is also pie). Now she can’t resist adding magic to everything she writes—including what would otherwise be classified as historical romance. Cara has a story in the anthology Crazy Little Spring Called Love and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives in Western Maryland with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake.

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Crazy Little Spring Called Love Giveaway Winners

Giveaways & Promo for Stars and Stone BooksAnnouncing the winners of the Crazy Little Spring Called Love Rafflecopter Giveaway!


Grand Prize:

Digital copy of anthology, Digital copy of Evasive Love by L.J. Longo, $10 Amazon Gift Card
Winner: Heidi Mae!

Secondary Prizes:

Digital copy of Blood Bound by Traci Douglass
Winner: Rebecca Cooper
Digital copy of Bounty Huntress by Sheri Queen
Winner: Cassidy-Rae Danielle
Digital copy of a Faye of Skye book by Cara McKinnon
Winner: Nerril Brantley
Digital copy of Critical Hit-On by M.T. Desantis
Winner: Angie Bailey

Congratulations to all of the winners!
If you’re a winner, the author of your prize book will be reaching out to you shortly!

Crazy Little Spring Called Love Story Soundtracks, pt 8 of 8

Book Soundtracks

Today’s Story Soundtrack comes from Mary Rogers, author of “Spring Fling.”

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What’s in a name? Sometimes, it’s your fate.

Carson Freigh and Carson Byrd both wish the other had gone anywhere but Garland University. Free Bird jokes got old. After four years of fighting the hype, Carrie and Carson became lovers for one blissful week before graduation, but even their names couldn’t make it last. Unable to work for Carrie in her small start-up, Carson turned down the job and the girl.

Years later, Carson’s career has never gotten out of first gear. He’s pretty sure he knows why, though. She took his talents for herself the week they were together. Tired of hearing about Carrie’s success in natural skin care products, Carson makes a bargain for his own. He can take the power from an old Druid’s rowan tree, but magic has a price–and the Druid gets to decide what to take.

Suddenly, Carson is the owner of a fast-growing line of men’s grooming aids, and Carrie’s company is posting record losses. When he thinks she’s poised to sell, he is there with an offer. The problem? She has no memory of their week as lovers.

Now Carson is forced to ask himself: Was it really his magic she stole, or did she take his heart?


“Spring Fling” Story Soundtrack

80’s music! I loved it then, still love it now. New wave 1980’s, and of course, 80’s pop. My fav was this – once a psych prof asked us to declare our theme song. I chose Modern English’s “I’ll Stop the World (and Melt with You)”.

Second (now designated my funeral song whenever that comes) Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic”

And an important song to the characters in the story–“Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Thanks for sharing your soundtrack with us, Mary!

Check out the other soundtracks for Crazy Little Spring Called Love:

Crazy Little Spring Called Love

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