The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

Friday, May 31, 2013

Alexia Purdy Releases Breathe Me!


Title: Breathe Me
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Press
Release Date: May 31
Synopsis:
Sometimes the one who broke your heart, needs the most saving.
Piper Sandervale never thought she’d see Sasha Koval ever again. Not since he took her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it from existence. Now, six years have passed and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’d do anything to get her back. She’s willing to give him a taste of his own medicine, if this is her chance for payback. But, will she find herself way in over her head?
Something has changed with Sasha and Piper struggles to justify the worth of past hurts to continue her quest for atonement.
Who needs saving now?

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Excerpt!

Prologue




STANDING ON THE slick, damp rocks smoothed over by centuries of wind tossed waves, my heart stopped. Piper wore nothing but her swimsuit and the temperature was cool enough to make our noses blush pink. Hunger lingered in her eyes, making my own desire burn through me, the frigid air forgotten in the heat of a deep ache and longing pummeling me unexpectedly. I ran to her, embracing her thin frame and attempted to stifle the goose bumps flaring across her skin. We were on vacation on one of my favorite beaches of the Oregon coast. A place to forget the insanity of college life.
The alcove was a small private beach, free from any barrage of tourists. Leading her over the mess of rocks and sand to the blanket I had set out for our picnic, I carefully cradled her body as we slipped down onto it, our lips devouring each other’s until they felt downright bruised. Hers were bright pink, full and swollen from my assault as I explored them. Our skins had turned from frozen to searing, the wind all but forgotten except for toying with the ends of her long brown hair with unseen fingertips. It lay fanned out underneath us, a warm pillow for her head.
I’d never met anyone like Piper. She was the vision of my dream woman, the one I never knew I had wanted; always spontaneous and filled with a vibrant life force so few possess. I reached over and undid the ties to her bikini, raking my fingers down her sides, desperate to devour every last bit. She was soft and her curves supple against the hard rocks pressing on us. We didn’t care, we were lost to the world. We could’ve jumped up and rushed into the aged beach house a few yards away, where the fire burned warm and the bed creaky but comfy, yet even that was not a concern. All that mattered was kissing her, everywhere, everyplace in every way to make sure some sort of fiery warmth caressed the cold away and our wanting satisfied.

Shivering from my touch, she opened her hooded eyes, glazed with lust and most definitely matching my own. Her fingers curled around my blonde hair, as she whispered my name “Sasha…” before her voice ebbed away and my lips found hers once more. It was there that I gave away my heart, before all the wrong snaked into our lives back home. Before all the flighty decisions and selfishness had sent us spiraling into oblivion, leaving us broken. I wanted it back, all the ‘before’ and ‘once upon a time’s’. I still did, now more than ever before. Salvaging our hearts made me determined, it was the only way either of us could really live again.


Alexia Purdy currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Quote of the day 5-31

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

 

Teddy Roosevelt

 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Announcing a New Series!

I Would Like to Present the Beginning of a New Series!

The Miel Chronicles!


Yolanda

by

J.T. Lewis

&

K.R. Jordan




Check out the first in the series! The Miel Chronicles is a collaborative effort between authors to bring readers a series of thought-provoking fantasy stories! Yolanda, the first story is coauthored by K.R. Jordan

Mythos

The workings of heaven are shrouded in mystery and myth, leaving us to only theorize as to what awaits us when we pass.
Generally speaking, we like to think that we all fall into two distinct groups: those that live a good life and go to heaven, and those that don’t and are destined for another realm.
There are those among us however, that are special cases.
These are good people that have committed a horrendous crime, such as murder.
What makes their cases special however, is the fact that by committing these egregious acts, one could argue that they have made the world a better place.
The premise of The Miel Chronicles is that there is a heavenly court that is forced to consider these special cases, holding in their collective hands the fate of the souls that come before them.
Three archangels make up the Court of Souls, but only one among them recognizes that these souls cannot be judged on just the outward facts.
He alone will take it upon himself to dig into the sordid details surrounding the crimes in question. But he is a busy entity, and unable to traverse the world in search of evidence.
Miel, a lowly angel that can walk among us, travels the world in his stead. Tasked as an investigator by the archangel, her job is to gather facts. But more than that, she must capture the emotions that led to the act in question, as well as any evidence of repentance.
It is this recording of emotions in the Journal of Souls that will ultimately clear, or convict the soul.
These are the journeys of Miel, the Keeper of the journal.

Check it out!

We are looking for readers and fans for this series, one that is unlike any you have read before. Look for more chapters in the coming months, each by a different coauthor!

Purchase it here!


The authors are looking for anyone who would like a copy in exchange for a review...contact them here
Authors! if you are interested in coauthoring a chapter in this series, please email J.T. Lewis



Quote of the day 5-30

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

 

Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Quote of the day 5-29

 

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.

Louis Adamic

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paperback books are now available!

After an unusually long delay, I now have 3 of my books in paperback!


Murder! Too Close To Home


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The sleepy little county in southeast Indiana is suddenly awakened by a series of murders, leaving local law enforcement unsure where to turn. Seeming like professional hits, the victims are nonetheless normal every day people, with no ties to each other or anything criminal. Of the scant clues left at the scenes, there is one that kept showing up, a business card identifying their perp only as the 'GHOST'. Gabriel Celtic and the other members of the Major Crimes Taskforce have been tasked with finding the ominous man, but soon discover that they will be thwarted at every turn. The revelation of another's involvement also involved in the murders, the mastermind of the killings, sends the investigation yet again into turmoil as this person easily eludes their efforts to identify and locate...her, a woman! As the murders continue, it also becomes apparent that Jasmine, the beautiful blonde mastermind, has it out for the County Sheriff's Department, implicating its involvement with each new body found. Having never been involved in such a bizarre series of crimes, Gabriel soon learns that solving the investigation would cost one of his own the ultimate sacrifice.


Gabriel’s Revenge

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Working at a dig in South America, Gabriel Celtic’s dreary existence is shattered by a one page telegram from back home, asking him for help on a murder… the murder of his friend! Meeting a mysterious woman on the flight back, she seems to be trying unsuccessfully to drag him out of his dark mood. He is unnerved however, by the feeling that this “girl” seems just a little too familiar with his past. Starting his investigation as soon as the wheels hit the tarmac, he soon finds help from an unexpected source… the mysterious woman from the plane. Coming to his rescue in the nick of time, her competence and bravery are undeniably familiar. Meanwhile the investigation into the diabolical murders of his friend and others will soon lead him on a journey that will end at a place that he had never expected… the darkest corners of the Catholic Church!



The Pepper and Longstreet Mysteries


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Meet Pepper Jones and the mysterious Jacob Longstreet... Neighborhood burglaries, snobby cheerleaders, hidden clues, missing children, haunted houses, historic bank robberies, secret codes, ghosts, eerie graveyards and all the usual suspects. Pepper and Longstreet are on the case in the Young Adult mystery that fans say, "Hearkens back to the stories of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys."



Quote of the day 5-28

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!

Henry Ford

Monday, May 27, 2013

Quote of the day 5-27

 

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you

 

John E Southard

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Quote of the day 5-24

She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.

Flannery O'Connor

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Butterfly Migration Released Today!!

Mia Castile's newest book, The Butterfly Migration releases Today! 

This is the third book in her series, The Butterfly Chronicles. 





Synopsis
The worst day of Lacey Baxter’s life was the day her parents announced their divorce and her boyfriend Chase Livingston went into a coma. Scratch that. The worst day of her life was two months later, when he woke up and didn’t recognize her. Now, as he pushes her away, she clings to the hope that each day will be the day he remembers how much they love each other. Turning to her new BFF Byron and his circle of friends, she does whatever she can to cope with the changes. She just wants to be numb and forget about everything.

The headaches, the panic attacks, the pressure to be this perfect boyfriend are incredibly hard for Chase to bear. He doesn’t love Lacey, or at least he doesn’t think he does. Still, he doesn’t understand this strong attraction to her, or the jealousy he feels over every guy that talks to her. Losing two years of his memory means strangers think they know him and he’s not sure where he fits in. Will his memories come back over time or all at once? Should he even wish for them?

Finding each other again could be harder than either of them thought, especially when everyone knows their business and has an opinion about it. 


**This is a Mature YA Series, containing subjects concerning addictions and sexual content.**

Look for The Butterfly Migration Today on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

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Quote of the day 5-21

 

 

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

 

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Second Young Gabriel Celtic Adventure is Here!

The Abandoned Mine!


The Adventures of Young Gabriel Celtic is a Middle Grade series that focuses on the misadventures of Gabriel Celtic as a youngster. Always inquisitive, he follows his intuition in search of mystery and adventure. Unfortunately, things don't always turn out quite like he planned:

The bike hit the ridge going too fast, sending it high into the air as the path on Nugget Hill dropped down quickly below it. 
The dark-haired boy riding the bicycle gripped the handlebars tightly, squeezing his eyes tightly shut until he and the bike came crashing down onto the path in a tangle of steel and flesh.
Bouncing once, the bicycle flipped front over back, dumping the boy into the middle of a blackberry bush, the thorns tearing at the exposed flesh of his arms as it broke his fall.
When he came to a halt, he was staring at the sky, confused. Tears were threatening to escape his eyes, adding to the sweat already streaking down his dirty face.
Suddenly remembering what had happened earlier, he rolled out of the bush and ran over to his bike. Nervously, he jumped on and started peddling, relieved that it still rolled when he pushed the pedal down.
Pushing himself once again to exhaustion, the sweat flew off of the curly matted hair now plastered to his face from the exertion, the rivulets of sweat running through the thick dust on his face giving him a ghoulish look.
He had never been so tired…or so scared.
Screeching to a stop in front of the house, he jumped off of the bike and took off for the porch at a run. Seeing the older man on the porch smoking a cigar, he let out a loud “GRAMPS!”
Surprised at the intrusion to his thoughts, the older gentleman glanced to his left, seeing a boy running towards him with dirty hair and blood trickling down his arms. 
“G-g-g-g-gramps! It-t-t’s m-m-me….J-j-jim-my,” the boy panted out.
Gabriel Celtic Senior would have known that stuttering anywhere.
“Jimmy?” the old man ran to meet the approaching apparition, “What’s happened to you son?”
“G-g-gabe…” he sputtered, trying to catch his breath.
“Gabe? What about Gabe Jimmy?”
“Old…m-m-m-mine.”
Gabriel senior’s heart skipped a beat at the mention of the old mine.
“What about the old mine Jimmy?” he said as he grabbed the young man’s shoulders anxiously, “What are you trying to say?”
“C-c-cave….C-c-cave in!”
“Cave in? Jimmy….where’s Gabe?”
“H-h-h-he’s….inside!”

It's already #3 on the Hot New Releases in Teen Short Stories!

Check it out! Only $0.99!



Barnes and Noble & Kobo links coming soon!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Quote of the day 5-17

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

 

Socrates

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quote of the day 5-16

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.

William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quote of the day 5-15

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

 

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Quote of the day 5-10

 

 

 

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.

 

Harold J. Smith

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Quote of the day 5-9

 

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping it will transform into a door.

 

Coco Chanel

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quote of the day 5-8

 

Asking Congress to cut spending is like asking chickens to deliver themselves to Colonel Sanders

 

John Fund

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quote of the day 5-7

 

 

I don't know where I am going but I trust that I'll get there. Naively, optimistically and resolutely

 

Ophelia Dagger

 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Quote of the day 5-6

 

 

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own

 

Publilius Syrus

 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Quote of the day 5-3

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain

Henry Wadsworth

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quote of the day 5-2

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight

 

Phyllis Diller

 

New Cover Reveal ~ Butterfly Kisses by Mia Castile!

Mia has updated the cover of her bestselling novel, Butterfly kisses!


Mia Castile has updated the covers on her bestselling 'Butterfly Chronicles' series!

Mia, a busy writer in her own right, also runs a publishing company called Entwined Publishing'.

I'm excited for Mia as she releases these new covers, especially considering Mia and Entwined are also publishing my upcoming YA Sci-Fi series, Circles!

I can't wait to see what Mia and Entwined come up for my series!

After the release of the updated covers for Becoming a Butterfly and Butterfly Kisses, look for the release of her newest volume, Butterfly Migration!

Take a look at the synopsis of Butterfly Kisses!!

Butterfly Kisses (Book #2 in The Butterfly Chronicles)

Everything changed for the Baxter sisters last spring. Lacey blew it with Henry her lifelong crush, only to discover a blooming relationship with her best friend, Chase. While he picked her up and put her back together, they grew closer over the summer. Now that school has started, he’s found popularity thanks to his band Cate’s Ashes, and he’s hiding secret phone calls and text messages. Plus, did his ex-girlfriend just appear out of the blue at his show? Forcing Lacey to wonder if he’s over the feelings he pronounced for her at the beginning of summer. Add to the tension, a realization and secret of her own to keep about her worse enemy. Lacey vows to be the bigger person and keep Byron’s revelation, but what will it cost?

Meanwhile, as Lana tries to find herself again after her suicide attempt, she’s befriended by the school’s resident bad girl, Britt, and new chicano boy, Tomas, in the same week. Britt offers unconditional acceptance that Lana didn’t realize she craved, while Tomas brings out the best in her, and makes her feel alive again. Britt is dangerous and daring, while Tomas exudes security and safety. Vices come easily when you are already addicted to something you crave, and Lana muddles through figuring out who she wants to be.

With their parents constantly arguing, and their dad moving into the guest bedroom, the pressure on the girls may explode destroying them all. Is there a place for happiness when their world is crumbling around them?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quote of the day 5-1

 

 

 

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth

 

Sherlock Holmes