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Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: SHADE by Marilyn Peake @marilynpeake ~ Girl on a hero’s journey, going from smart-ass to badass. #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #YA #ParanormalMystery #MarilynPeake #SHADE

Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Carlton, Xyla Turner

This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
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Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
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The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
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Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

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Blue Blood
May Sage 
Int’l Bestselling Author 
The Klints, a superior race in every way, long ago
decided to abolish natural birthing; over the last millenniums, every child had
been engineered, created, designed; but things went wrong, hence their need for
human breeders.
Lena’s life might have changed since their invasion, but
she’s not particularly affected by their presence on a daily basis, until the
day they find out that she’s a hundred percent compatible to the emperor of the
entire galaxy.
Her job was simple. She was supposed to give birth to his
heir and disappear.
But then, someone threatens that child.


It wasn’t the first time that he wondered whether the human
race in its entirety had simply lost their damn mind; or they could be
suicidal. He wasn’t ruling out option two.
However, right this moment, Jaycn didn’t give a rat’s ass
about the fate of the race which had openly declared war on the most powerful
family in the galaxy.
Well, that wasn’t exactly true. There were two humans he
very much cared to locate.
Or rather, one human and a halfling.
Shooting another Dissenter right between the eyes, wishing
the bullets were set to kill, Jaycn ran forth, heading in the direction
everyone else was leaving.
Where were they?
Falcon speaking, he heard in his mind. Great, just what he
needed right about now.
Calden was short tempered at the best of times. Today? He
was likely to bathe in the blood of his enemies for fun. No, no. Quite
I have a location on sparrow. He’s two floors down, in the
ventilation system. Alive. Keep it that way, cousin.
The communication stopped abruptly. Right, no pressure. He
was supposed to find a kid somewhere inside a tiny ventilation system no grown
male could hope to wiggle into, and if he didn’t, his favorite relative was
likely to bathe in his blood.
Another explosion resounded, too close for comfort. Shit.
The humans were too well informed and well equipped to work
on their own; there was about a ninety percent chance that they had a traitor
in their rank. How, otherwise, might the Dissenters have heard of a random,
unplanned visit?
As Earth had no ambassador, it was still under the direct
supervision of the Emperor, which gave Calden an excuse to turn up at least once
a year. This time, no one had been told until the very last minute, yet here
they were. Under attack.
As the assault had started in the west wing, the target had
been evident.
They wanted to hurt the child, hence Jaycn’s conclusion: the
humans were freaking suicidal.
Thankfully for everyone involved, the child had made it so
The next explosion propelled Jaycn ten feet backwards and if
he wasn’t mistaken, that smell meant he probably didn’t look all that good
right about now.
Goddess, he hated getting burnt, but it wouldn’t be the
first or the last time.
Jaycn, retreat to base. There’s a transport on the roof.
The curt order surprised him; sure, he wasn’t in best shape,
but he hadn’t thought that Calden would have cared.
Well, rather – he hadn’t thought that Calden would have
cared about his welfare as much as he cared about getting his son back.
That wasn’t a suggestion, General.
Yeah, well then, he was going to have to be insubordinate,
wasn’t he?
Because Jaycn couldn’t leave the boy.
Contrarily to the human Dissenters, he wasn’t suicidal and
there was someone much, much more frightening than Calden who would cut off his
balls if Alek didn’t make it out in one piece.
Without being scared.
Or scratched.
Or crying.
Shit, he should have brought a lollipop.
I’m not leaving him. Where is he now?
There was a long pause, followed by a sigh.
One floor down. I can’t see him, but his chip is still in
the ventilation.
Got it.
Well, he thought he had got it, until the building started
collapsing; he could feel the upper floors sliding, slowly. Or pretty damn
quickly, but adrenaline was a wondrous thing.
Jaycn concentrated as hard as he possibly could, and by some
sort of miracle, managed to summon a grappling hook and a thin rope.
His microchip, like most of the latest ones, was fitted with
a designing program, but getting anything done took a lot of willpower; in a
normal mind frame, he wouldn’t have had a chance – but as he mentioned before,
adrenaline rocked.
He threw the hook at a part of the building that seemed
intact, and jumped.
He’d just managed to lift himself up on the floor when the
headlight of a speeder blinded him.
Jaycn rose to a crouch, alerted, until he recognized the
He’d never been quite so happy to see his cousin’s too
perfect, too serious face in his lifetime.
A side door lifted, and the speeder approached, close enough
for him to hop in.
Jaycn grunted, as every bone in his body begged for mercy.
“Let’s not do that again.”
“Take the commands,” Calden ordered, removing his long
formal jacket, and taking various tools from a supply cabinet.
Oh, no.
“Cal, you can’t go out there, you’re the…”
“One word and I rip your tongue out. My son is out there.
Which was a miracle in itself.
How the fuck had the kid managed to make it so far? He was
smart, no doubt about it, but he was also seven years old – and let’s not
forget that the humans had obviously been after him.
“Then let me go.”
“You aren’t in optimal condition. If I don’t make it, do me
a favor. Tell Lena…”
The Klints turned, weapons in hand, as they felt someone
jump inside the open door.
Then, both of them breathed out freely for the first time
within the last hour.
“Tell me what?”
Lena, damn her, was dangling from her own rope – a stylish
silver and blue chain.
She wore the Elite dress she’d been wrapped in during the
meeting, but she’d cut a slit along her long legs; they could see her trademark
black running pants underneath. As per usual, she’d been prepared for all
eventualities. Her red hair was still elegantly knotted around her face; there
wasn’t a strand out of place.



That woman was going to kill them some day, and she’d do it
without breaking a sweat.
May Sage


Blue Blood
Hi guys! Thanks for reading my interview. So I’m May, and I
love writing and devouring romance of every shades, especially if it involves
swoonworthy guys and sassy girls.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
Well, back when I was about seven, an unwise teacher said something
she probably never, ever said again in her career: write as much as you want.
The project was re-writing a really cool story. Twelve pages later, I realized
that it was my calling.
How did you come up with this storyline? 
Blue Blood is a bit
of a funny one. I started it after reading a dozen of sci-fi romance. After
number twelve, I was seriously exasperated. Every single one of them – and I do
mean, every one – featured a weak, desperate distressing damsel. So I wrote
part one, Rise (and chose this title) to show that woman can kick ass, even
against super-hot aliens 😉
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing? 
The best
is losing myself in my stories. I can look at the time after what feels like
minutes and it would be nighttime. The very worst thing about it, though, is
when the words just won’t come. It happens to all of us; we’re just human.
What inspires you to write? 
Just about everything and
anything, good and bad, can be an inspiration. For example, a fellow author and
friend of mine was confessing that she’d been writing naughty scenes at work,
and was embarrassed by it… BOOM! One idea came to me for a book, and Shy Girls
Write it Better was born 😀
How did you conduct your research for Blue Blood? 
I am a
geek. Like the kind of geek who can paraphrase the elvish parts in Lord of the
Ring, who has read the majority of the Star Wars books and know just about
every marvel characters. Imagining a story happening in space was as natural as
writing about my day to day life… but all that being said, I still researched
plenty, mostly military things and buildings around San Francisco. Sometimes,
when I can I travel to the place where I set my books, but this time, Wikipedia
was my best friend.
What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Blue Blood
one! Well, the number one probably is: “It might be stupid to believe a guy
because he was good looking, but well, women had done it for thousands of years
and the human species had made it so far.” Then, “Someone had to go and tell
her she was supposed to be human.” And finally, that one made me laugh out loud
when I wrote it, although it’s pretty simple. “Dude, did you actually say
What would your friends say is your best quality? 
I’m the
one people go to when they have a problem – give me about two minutes and I
would have a solution, with a graph and a three step plan.
Are reader reviews important to you? 
God yes. Honestly, I am
so insecure about whether my stories are good up until I read the various
opinions on them. I read each and every one of them, although sometimes callous
reviews hurt my feelings. It only hurt because I care.
What do you do when you don’t write? 
I walk my German
Shepherd puppy (a lot) and cuddle my black cat. I read books (about ten hours a
day 😀 ) and I cook yummy food. God, I need to get out more!
Tell us about your other books? 
Well, I love writing
romance; that’s at the heart of each and every one of my stories. Little Morning
Star, my longest, most complex one, is an Urban Fantasy staring a witch,
angels, hellhounds and other demons. I’m known for my fairy tales, and they are
a blast to write – full of humor and smexy stuff! Then, I also write a few
contemporary romance, like Shy Girls Write It Better (the one inspired by Erin)
and some paranormal romance (werewolf, vampires…)
Yes. I have a lot of books!
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
The fact that you read all this means
that you love and respect our profession, and I want you to know that we
appreciate you. It’s a difficult job, and a very lonely one, but you are the
reason we all manage it. 


On that note, thank you for taking the
time to read more about me. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any kind of
question or comment – I’m all over the place, but mostly, I’m available on Facebook. Enjoy our box set!
Once Upon A Time, there was a little girl who just loved
telling her own stories. Fast forward about two decades? Not a lot of change,
My mother’s collection of novels extends to three rooms, the
stepfather who raised me writes awesome short stories: really, I didn’t have a
choice, I caught a bug.



I dabble in anything, Fantasy, Contemporary… Really, the
subject doesn’t matter. The gist of it is: I will make you laugh, and I will
make you want more 🙂




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