Monday, December 31, 2012

WITCHES, MONSTERS, AND A TRIBAL JOURNEY .... OH, MY....

HI, Everyone...

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I have been a bit under the weather. Getting better each day and I should be ready to ROCK by tomorrow. TONIGHT... In bed resting and READING. I know, real exciting, right?  Well it is! E.J. Wesley's Second book in the BLOOD FUGUE series is OUT! And I have my hot, little copy on my kindle ready to start!

HOW about you? NEED a GREAT READ FOR THE NEW YEAR?

E.J. is kind enough to give us a little taste, just to wet our appetites .... So let's show E.L. some blogger love!


~Description~

After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas. 

Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes--with a Texas twist--by author E.J. Wesley



~Excerpt~


My fingers tapped out an excited, tuneless rhythm on the steering wheel as I drove Beauty, my licorice black 4x4 truck, across town. Maybe the sudden change in the weather and the influx of warm, November sunshine brightened the gorgeous day and my spirits in equal measure. Or maybe, God help me, I was happy to be on my way to see Marshal again. Regardless, I couldn’t recall the last time a day held so much hope, like I’d been given a cheat code for infinite possibilities.

“How’s life?” Marshal asked, foisting himself into the cab of the truck.

He placed a brown, leather satchel between his feet on the floorboard. Marshal stared at me over the top of a pair of oversized, mirrored sunglasses. Combined with the plaid shorts, flip flops and pink polo shirt with a crocodile on it, he appeared to be beach ready. Or headed to a photo shoot for a store I wouldn’t be caught dead in.

“Fast.” I grinned and revved the engine.

He gave me a worried look, rushing to buckle his seatbelt. “You can’t afford another ticket.”

“Relax, Mr. Public Safety. I was kidding. Mostly. Where we headed?”

He patted the saddlebag between his legs. “I’ve gone through everything in here fifty times and have more questions than when I started. I wanted to go to the college library, try to learn more about your grandfather's tribe. Find some language books.” 
“So, we go to the library and learn about the tribe and the journal. Shouldn't be too hard. Texas is chock full of Native American history. I imagine there'll be lots of stuff on the Apache at a big university.”

Marshal shook his head, his spiky blond hair staying perfectly still.

“It won’t be that easy. Apache was a catchall term given to several tribes. They were nomads. Historians had a devil of a time trying to keep track of any one group—not to mention they weren't exactly friendly to outsiders. The name Apache was given to most of the warring, wandering tribes in the area.”

“Knew my cuddly personality couldn’t be all my own doing. How’ll we know which specific tribe Gramps belonged to?”

I turned onto the state highway that would lead us to Lubbock. It'd take us about an hour to get there, assuming there was no traffic. By traffic I meant some old farmer taking up both lanes of the highway with his tractor.

Marshal pulled the journal from the bag and flipped open the front cover. He held the book up, pointing to the inside corner.

“I think it's this.”

The word Navezgane had been branded into the leather.

“Cool. Wonder what it means?”

I started to make a joke about the word hopefully not translating to Squats-in-Woods or something. One glance at Marshal’s troubled face told me I was going to like the real name a lot less. 


“I looked it up online. The word means killer of monsters.


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~Witch's Nocturne is available now~

Amazon     Smashwords (ePub & PDF)

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~Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1, is also available~

Amazon (Free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.)


(Note: These stories contain some language and content better suited for mature readers.)



~About the Author~


E.J. lives in South Texas. He likes his words and food spicy, and tries to give a little extra 'kick' to the stories he writes. He enjoys reading horror, sci-fi, YA, MG, New Adult--basically anything with words. In true Texas fashion, E.J. is very neighborly, and welcomes you to say 'howdy' at:

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Description: After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas. 

Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes--with a Texas twist--by author E.J. Wesley

Witch's Nocturne is available now:

Amazon     Smashwords (ePub & PDF)

Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1, is also available:

Amazon (Free to borrow for Amazon Prime members.)

(Note: These stories contain some language and content better suited for mature readers.)
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I would like to also take this time to thank ALL of you for your friendship, advice, support, and most of all KINDNESS. Our literary journeys are very difficult at times, and it's so nice to know that you are all there to keep me company and on track. I LOVE all of you .... REALLY! I hope to be a better blogger/friend this year. 2012 was a very stressful year for me, taking me away from home and all of you for five months while working in Florida. This year my obligations will be focused on my WRITING and keeping in touch.

I WISH you only AMAZING things for 2013. And if .... it's not as wonderful as it could be, just remember we have EACH OTHER to pull through another year. SENDING ALL OF YOU a BIG CYBER HUG!!!!!!


Health update.... FELLING MUCH BETTER for New Year's Day!

20 comments:

  1. Awwww... Happy New Year, Michael! So sorry you've been sick! But EJ's work is perfect to curl up to tonight. I love Mr. Wesley's voice. He's got everything going for him. A true talent. So glad you highlighted him here today.

    And wishing amazing things for YOU this New Year, Michael. 2013 will be a fabulous.

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  2. I'm sorry! I think everyone has been sick the past week or two.
    Have both of EJ's books.
    Hope you have an awesome New Year's Eve and that 2013 is YOUR year!!!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this in spite everything going on, Michael. Means a ton to me!

    @ Morgan: You're too awesome for words. :-D

    Hope you all have a Happy New Year!

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  4. Oh, and Alex: You also rock the house, even if you hadn't read my work. :-)

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  5. Sorry you've been so under the weather, sweetie. I have to be a better friend and call you soon. May 2013 bring you all the awesomeness you deserve, my friend. Hugs!

    EJ, congrats on the new release, it sounds incredible. :)

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  6. Happy New Year, Michael. Sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better soon and that you have an awesome 2013!!

    (And thanks for the fun book review)

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  7. Awesome post. Those books sound like fun. Feel better soon and let's hope that 2013 is way better than 2012 - for both of us!

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  8. I'm sorry you're sick but I'm glad you're on the mend and reading some great books. Hope you get a lot accomplished in 2013!

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  9. Cyber hug straight back at you - and glad to hear you're feeling better. Me and Himself have both had a fluey cold over the last week but we're coming out of the other end of it thank goodness.

    The book sounds fab - it's already on my TBR list from another post. Looking forward to it.

    Happy New Year lovely
    Laura x

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  10. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sometimes we all just need some down time.

    I love the excerpt. As a fan of Charlaine Harris' books, this sounds right up my alley!

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  11. I spent the past week sick and think I missed most of the Christmas holiday. No fun!

    Happy 2013, Michael.

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  12. oh Michael, I was home sick last nite as well. Hope your prediction came true and you are rockin' today. I'm still down for the count. Happy New Year!
    Karen

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  13. Happy New Year, Mikey, wishing you all the best in 2013, lots of love that you deserve and lots of success in your career!
    Love,Dezzy

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  14. Hello Beautiful,

    I hope you are feeling better, and enjoyed some festivities for the New Year. And thanks for sharing an intriguing excerpt, I hope your friend does well with his books!

    Wishing a fabulous 2013 filled with peace, love and everything you hope to achieve. Don't you go changing either! XO

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  15. I hope you feel better!

    That's a great excerpt from Witch's Nocturne.

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  16. Happy New Year, Michael! Sorry you've been feeling badly.

    Monti

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  17. Congratulations to E. J.!

    And a big cyber hug back at you, Michael!

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  18. My Stetson's off to you, Michael. This was such a giving and up post which is terribly hard when you're feeling down and ill.

    This will be your year, for I know you will live each day with seeing eyes and hearing ears (not everyone has those, you know.) If the book brownies leave a book deal in your inbox then they heard me asking them to help you! :-)

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  19. Sorry to hear you haven't been well -- no wonder after that exhausting home project! Your body needed to rest!
    Thanks for the excerpt from E J's book. Sounds great.

    Happy New Year Michael. I hope this is the year for you!!

    Denise

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  20. Aww, I'm so sorry to hear you were feeling sick. Thank goodness you're doing better! A cyber hug right back at you. :)

    P.S. Congratulations to EJ!

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