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Rising for Autumn Release

Book three of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles by Katherine McIntyre releases today! Get your copy of Rising for Autumn now: www.loose-id.com/rising-for-autumn

Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington. After all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim, happens to be the best-suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.

As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred turns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.

Broads in Wicked Witches Anthology

Broad Universe members Morven Westfield, Trisha Wooldridge, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, and Jeremy Flagg, all members of both Broad Universe and New England Horror Writers have stories in the NEHW anthology, WICKED WITCHES.

Available now on Amazon (short link - http://amzn.to/2epbyJU), the book will also be available at the Salem, MA open market the weekend of October 29-30, 2016.

Grab a hot cider (or your tipple of choice) and curl up to a good read of chilling stories with well-crafted stories.

Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: NEHW Press (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 099818540X
ISBN-13: 978-0998185408
Book Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

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eSpec Books Funding Brenda Cooper Novel

eSpec Books, the publishing house founded by Broad Danielle Ackley-McPhail, is currently funding two new YA novels by bestselling authors Jack Campbell and Brenda Cooper. To learn more about The Sister Paradox (Campbell) and POST (Cooper) please visit http://tiny.cc/Novels2016. The campaign runs through October 11th.

EKO Resonates: Flying Ships and Family Drama Abound in RI Author’s World

51AhIlRH-JL._SX322_BO1204203200_PROVIDENCE (August 19, 2016): Octopus & Elephant Books is pleased to announce the paperback and e-book release of EKO, a fantasy novel from Rhode Island author Loren Walker, and finalist in the Half the World Global Literari competition.

In this first installment of the planned four-part series, EKO follows a teenage medical apprentice, and the trio of siblings tasked with the girl’s protection, and later rescue, from malevolent forces. Set in a parallel world to Earth, and featuring technological wonders, fast-paced action, detective work, brother-sister drama, and a touch of romance, EKO creates a captivating foundation for sequels. EKO also features two powerful, but very complex female protagonists, a subject that Ms. Walker is passionate about. "I use the example of [the film] Iron Man to explain my goal," she says. "Tony Stark is a superhero, but he's also a genius, an alcoholic, a sarcastic jerk, funny and infuriating, and tragic in some ways. I've longed to see more powerful female characters with that same complexity, and I sought to achieve it through EKO's protagonists." Walker's ambition paid off when EKO was recently shortlisted for the Half the World Global Literari Award, a competition seeking stories, novels and screenplays that "brought fresh insight into the lives of women."

Even with such recognition, the road to publication has been difficult; Walker established her publishing company Octopus & Elephant Books after collecting over 100 rejections from literary agents. "I rewrote EKO at least twenty times over two years," Ms. Walker says. "And in the end I still loved my characters, I was still proud of what I’d done, and I wanted to share it. And I'm lucky that technology has advanced so far that I could teach myself about the publishing process, form my own imprint, and be in charge of my own promotions." In time, she adds, she hopes to publish other mixed-genre fiction from New England authors, while releasing the sequel to EKO in 2017.

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Ms. Walker came to Boston, Massachusetts in 2000, and later settled in Providence, Rhode Island. Earning a Master of Arts in writing and poetry from Rhode Island College. Ms. Walker became an American citizen in 2015, and today works in the non-profit sector as a freelance writer. She will appear at the Narragansett Meet the Authors Pier Event (September 10th, 2016), the Books Under the Tent event at Rhode Island College (October 1st) and at the Rhode Island Authors Expo (December 3rd, 2016).

For author interview or book signing requests, contact the author directly: loren@lorenwalker.net

Author Photos and Media Kit Available at: http://lorenwalker.net/press--appearances.html