Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sexy Snippets with April Zyon and Their Weapons Maker

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Their Weapons Maker
Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
Published by Evernight Publishing
Written by April Zyon
Cover and banner by Jay Aheer

This weeks Sexy Snippets comes from my latest release, Their Weapons Maker which is book 3 of my series, Heroes of Olympus. This series is published by Evernight Publishing and the amazing covers are all creations of Jay Aheer.

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Here are seven sentences at random from Their Weapons Maker...

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“Damn, if I didn’t know better, I would swear you had an Oracle in you,” Ares shook his head and laughed. 
Mikhail stepped forward finally. “You all know what you need to do. Get to it. We leave in four hours, so we need to know as much as possible before then. Dig, and dig deep. Owen, get us into her files with the DOD, but do it nice and smooth.


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Their Weapons Maker
Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
Published by Evernight Publishing
Written by April Zyon
Cover and banner by Jay Aheer

This weeks Six Sentence Sunday comes from my latest release, Their Weapons Maker which is book 3 of my series, Heroes of Olympus. This series is published by Evernight Publishing and the amazing covers are all creations of Jay Aheer.

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Here are six sentences at random from Their Weapons Maker...

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“Owen, put out the word to all your contacts. We need them to keep an eye on their respective governments, and all coded messages. If one of them sends someone to either kidnap or kill her, we need to be aware,” Gareth said. “Jesus, this keeps getting better and better.” “I know. Trust me, I know. 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Their Weapons Maker, Heroes of Olympus, Book 3


Their Weapons Maker
Heroes of Olympus, Book 3
Published by Evernight Publishing
Written by April Zyon
Cover and banner by Jay Aheer
Video by April Zyon



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Blurb:

Rachael Dunfries isn’t ready to die. She'll fight tooth and nail to survive the gutless attack that put her in the hospital—even hire protection to keep her safe. Falling in love with the men looking after her was not part of the plan.

Discovering the threat won’t be an easy battle to win, but Dieter Adler-Faust and Wyatt Aragon are as ready as they can be. The fight that ensues isn't what they had planned. A new level of war has been declared. For the love of their woman, they’ll do whatever is necessary.

An attack too close to home has everyone scrambling. Rachael is in danger, Wyatt’s injured, and the battle lines are drawn. It’s a fight they can’t lose if they want to finally have a chance at a life together.


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Excerpt:

“You do realize I was busy, right?” Ares’s growl echoed in the room made of white marble and gold. “I was kicking ass in a game. What’s so fucking important?”

“Your descendant.” Apollo stood before the well and looked into it. “She’s safe, for now, but she won’t be for long. She should be getting out of the hospital in a couple of days.”

“Hospital?” Ares’s chest tightened in fear as he rushed to Apollo’s side. “Why?” The anger from being summoned so abruptly during his game immediately evaporated when his brother told him his descendant was in the hospital. There the brothers stood one on each side of Rachael’s bed looking down at her.

“We were to meet for lunch, and when she didn’t show, I flashed to her apartment. I found her in a pool of blood and called an ambulance. She’d been shot. I assisted in repairing a bit of the damage, but you know our hands are tied on what we can and can’t do.”

“Fuck.” Ares carded his fingers through his hair angrily. “Who?”

“Uncertain. She’s not exactly out of the public eye, so it could just be some idiot human trying to destroy her.”

Ares snorted. “She’s so much like her Great-Many-Times-Over Grandmother. Always determined to ensure that the masses have what they need no matter what it costs her.”

“That’s very much Rachael. She’s more than that, however, as you should know. She’s exceptionally brilliant with tactics.”

“Has the faction in charge of her protection been mobilized yet?”

“They have. I killed one of them because he was going to shoot an air bubble into Rach’s IV line to ensure she died when she went in for her last blood transfusion.”

“Fuck.” Ares looked over the pale young woman in the bed. “So, she did inherit that genetic trait?”

Apollo nodded.

The girl could cause widespread bloodshed by causing wounds that would fester and grow, a trait she’d inherited from Ares. But because she didn’t know how to use the ability, she only ended up hurting herself: she had anemia and required frequent blood transfusions.

“So aside from that, she’s okay?”

“She nearly died, and her soul had to be tugged back into her body, but she’s a fighter.” Apollo touched the girl’s cheek. “I’m worried because she’s seen the other side, but Hades has seen her and knows exactly who she is. I saw our uncle when I pulled her soul back from the fogs of death—we’re going to have issues. If it weren’t against the rules, I would say we need to take her to Olympus where we could guarantee her safety.”

“Not even Olympus is safe, brother. You know this as well as I do.” Ares sighed and ran his hand over his jaw. “When she’s released, I will take her to the farm. In the meantime, watch over and protect her? I will see about getting the Scions here in the interim to keep watch as well.”

“You’re certain they’ll be able to keep watch over her and keep her safe?”

Ares glared at Apollo. “I believe in them. You need to as well. They have kept your descendant safe, haven’t they?”

“True. How is she?”

“Good. In love. I think her brother is ready to beat her lovers bloody, but she’s safe. She’s where she belongs. You should come and see her.”

“I can’t. Not yet. Let me ensure that Rach is safe and then I will.” Apollo looked down at Rachael and stroked her cheek again. “Your men need you—that team needs you. You’re going to create weapons for them to use in this war. Wake, sweet Rachael. Wake and come back to the land of the living.”

Ares bowed to his brother. “For all that you do, thank you.” He was gone in a flash.

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Rachael heard herself flatline, the shrill sound of one long and seemingly never-ending tone. As she floated outside of her body, she watched the paramedics working on her. Rachael looked over her shoulder at the fog rolling toward her with a bright light in the center of it. She looked back to her body again.

Rubbing her bodiless hands over her arms, she shook her head and whispered, “Fight. Fight, damn you!” she demanded, even as the fog rolled around her ankles.

She felt the gentle touch of the past of the happiness and safety that she had at all times before any of the incidents had started. She felt the security the fog offered her, but she fought it off.

There it was.

The same shrill note.

She knew there was safety in the fog, but Rachael had never been one to go where it was safe. She reached out and latched onto her body with her soul as she was lifted and pushed into the back of an ambulance.

She watched with detached amazement as the man in the back of the ambulance with her seemed to move with the vehicle, keeping her body still even as the driver drove like a bat out of hell.

He was good, this man working on her. She had to admit to that.

She heard it again. Beat… A loud alarm… Beat… The same alarm…

“Fuck.” The man working on her stabbed her with a devilishly long needle, but as an ethereal soul floating free, she felt nothing.

Sensing a presence at her back, she looked over her shoulder and saw him: a massive and imposing man demanding she release him. He was wrong. Something about him was very wrong.

Suddenly there was something new, a bright light inside of the fog, sunshine in its purest form. It surrounded her and pulled her from the vicious shadow of a man as he screamed and raced toward her corporeal form.

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Rachael was jerked back to reality when a jolt of electricity raced through her veins. She heard someone saying, “We have her back.”

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When her eyes opened next, she saw her Uncle Adam standing above her.

“Water?” she croaked.

“Of course, ma petite.” He brought a straw to her lips. It was odd; for a moment, her Uncle Adam looked like he was emanating light as bright as sunshine on a rainy day. Very strange indeed.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

This Weeks New Releases Week Ending 8/13/2017 - WIN a FREE BOOK!




Hello my darlings and welcome to another new installment on my blog called - This weeks new releases.

I know that this is on a Saturday, but that's simply because to me Sunday's are lazy days for reading and enjoying your family.

(PS, I know that I'm late this week, sorry about that! I got caught up with work and all that fun stuff!)

If you see a release that wasn't included please, go to my blog and add the release in the links so that everyone can see it. :)

ALSO --- As you will see each week I am giving away a FREE book from the books released by my fellow Evernight Publishing authors! All you have to do is comment (And share the blog if you wouldn't mind! - not a requirement though!) 

Until another day my darlings.

Make sure to love each other, and remember - don't be a mean girl! Always pay it forward and be kind.

<3
April

Wanted by the Elven King by Charlene Hartnadyhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JH2HVK/

Last Chance Mate: Sawyer by Anya Nowlanhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P6ZD4C/

I'm In It by Tammy Falknerhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HTKLQB/

Spy's Temptation by Alice Frosthttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B0717B7KHH/

Southern Riders by Robin Edwardshttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B074L9MK2S/


Sold To The Dragon Princes by Daniella Wrighthttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B0743FJZCW/

The Protectors Series (LOVE this woman!) by KL Donnhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FZ7UCA0/





The next are all books released by my publisher, Evernight Publishing <3





*** I am giving away ONE copy of ONE of these books to any reader of this blog. All that you have to do is comment on this blog. <3. I love my Evernight Family and I'm paying it forward, introducing you to some fabulous authors - so get your read on and comment to win a FREE BOOK! ***


Steven by Sam Crescent - http://www.evernightpublishing.com/steven-by-sam-crescent/













Sexy Snippets with April Zyon




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#FatalTruths
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Hello all! Today I decided to go with a book that I have out right now with Evernight Publishing. Book 2 of my Heroes of Olympus series. I'm doing this since book 3 releases on August 15th! :)

So here is the snippet for you my darlings, enjoy!



Mikhail drained his glass in one long swallow. He waved the waitress over. “Another,” he requested. Once it was filled again, and the woman had gone off to the other end of the bar, Mik turned to look at Ares. “I’ll do my job, but that’s it. I’m not there to make friends; I’m not there to get to know her. I’m there to keep her alive and figure out who’s after her.”


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#SixSentenceSunday from Fatal Truths, Heroes of Olympus book 2


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Hello all! Today I decided to go with a book that I have out right now with Evernight Publishing. Book 2 of my Heroes of Olympus series. I'm doing this since book 3 releases on August 15th! :)

So here is the snippet for you my darlings, enjoy!



Mikhail drained his glass in one long swallow. He waved the waitress over. “Another,” he requested. Once it was filled again, and the woman had gone off to the other end of the bar, Mik turned to look at Ares. “I’ll do my job, but that’s it. I’m not there to make friends; I’m not there to get to know her. I’m there to keep her alive and figure out who’s after her.”


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

#SixSentenceSunday - from my WIP, Dimitri (2)



“You got it boss.” Ivan said as he was shooting off a text, I’m assuming to Manny. “I will make sure that he knows that you will need the most special of masks as well. Silk I’m assuming?”

“Of course, the best for my woman.” I would never spare any expense when it came to getting to my woman or getting her the best of things.


#SixSentenceSunday
#Wip
#Lawless
#AmWriting

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I hope you enjoyed this additional look into my newest work in progress. I hope to finish this tonight! <3 

© 2017 April Zyon

Sexy Snippets with April Zyon

#SexySnippets with +April Zyon

Hello and thank you for joining me today for my first Sexy Snippets. I'm honored to join these beautiful ladies and am excited to bring you a few new lines from my next release with Evernight Publishing, Their Weapons Maker, Heroes of Olympus book 3. (*This book releases August 15, 2017 with Evernight Publishing.

I hope you enjoy! <3 April

Saturday, August 5, 2017

This Weeks New releases - week ending 08.05.2017



Hello my darlings and welcome to another new installment on my blog called - This weeks new releases.

I know that this is on a Saturday, but that's simply because to me Sunday's are lazy days for reading and enjoying your family.

So since this is my first post, it will be long (however not all inclusive!) so if you see a release that wasn't included please, go to my blog and add the release in the links so that everyone can see it. :)

ALSO --- As you will see each week I am giving away a FREE book from the books released by my fellow Evernight Publishing authors! All you have to do is comment (And share the blog if you wouldn't mind! - not a requirement though!

Until another day my darlings.

Make sure to love each other, and remember - don't be a mean girl! Always pay it forward and be kind.



<3
April

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Forget Me Not by J.m. Maddenhttp://amzn.to/2uURcAK

Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri http://amzn.to/2uR708V

For 100 Reasons by Lara Adrian http://amzn.to/2uUvmxf

Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward http://amzn.to/2uUx0i6

Wicked Bite by Rebecca Zanetti http://amzn.to/2uRoOkw

Love and Marriage by Alexandra Ivy — http://amzn.to/2f4ysus

Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon http://amzn.to/2hjQ3PZ

Taking a Chance by Lindsay McKenna — http://amzn.to/2uUljIr

Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy Bookshttp://amzn.to/2ug8s1j

Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken http://amzn.to/2vetL7V

Beloved Sacrifice by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois http://amzn.to/2uUE4eT

Twisted Twosome by Author Meghan Quinn http://amzn.to/2ugdJFZ

SEAL Wolf Undercover by Terry Spear http://amzn.to/2uRoLVM

Mine to Keep by Jenika Snow http://amzn.to/2hkhmJO

Under Fire by Scarlett Colehttp://amzn.to/2uRigT1

Wolf's Mate by Author Celia Kyle http://amzn.to/2uUh13D

Tied by Elena M. Reyes & N Isabelle Blanco http://amzn.to/2h30JCs

Shamus by Ashley Richards http://amzn.to/2uAYGZn

The Sanctuary by Athena Blackrose http://amzn.to/2h2Tsmf

Well Built by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde Author http://amzn.to/2uxzowP

Hope Restored by Carrie Ann Ryanhttp://amzn.to/2h2Yvmk

The Alpha's Arrangement by Ryan Michele http://amzn.to/2vIIO7c

Wildfire's Heart by Siobhan Muir --- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0743FFGF9/

Pokey: Areion Fury MC by Esther E. Schmidt -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074651PKY/

Saving The Day by Jambrea  Jo Jones -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0731535DF/



The next are all books released by my publisher, Evernight Publishing  <3 


*** I am giving away ONE copy of ONE of these books to any reader of this blog. All that you have to do is comment on this blog. <3. I love my Evernight Family and I'm paying it forward, introducing you to some fabulous authors - so get your read on and comment to win a FREE BOOK! ***


Soul Infection by Katerina Ross  — http://www.evernightpublishing.com/soul-infection-by-katerina-ross/

Subject 26-A by Scarlett J Rose http://www.evernightpublishing.com/subject-26-a-by-scarlett-j-rose/

Virgin Lovers by Sam Crescent http://www.evernightpublishing.com/virgin-lovers-by-sam-crescent/

Just the Way You Are by Angelique Voisen http://www.evernightpublishing.com/just-the-way-you-are-by-angelique-voisen/

Love at the Right Tempo by Michael Mandrake & Remmy Duchene — http://www.evernightpublishing.com/love-at-the-right-tempo-by-michael-mandrake-and-remmy-duchene/

Lich Queen by Naomi Clark http://www.evernightpublishing.com/lich-queen-by-naomi-clark/

The Alpha's Pride by Deidre Huesmann  — http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-alphas-pride-by-deidre-huesmann/

Chubby Chaser by Sam Crescent  — http://www.evernightpublishing.com/chubby-chaser-by-sam-crescent/

Damaged Hearts by Andi Bremmer http://www.evernightpublishing.com/damaged-hearts-by-andi-bremner/

Her Knight In Shining Stone by Tamsin Baker http://www.evernightpublishing.com/her-knight-in-shining-stone-by-tamsin-baker/ (btw -- freaking LOVE this book!!!)

The Art of Seduction by Annie Harland  — http://www.evernightpublishing.com/the-art-of-seduction-by-annie-harland-creek/

Villan's Woman by Maria Velovich   http://www.evernightpublishing.com/villains-woman-by-maria-velovich/

In His Hands by Raven McAllan    http://www.evernightpublishing.com/in-his-hands-by-raven-mcallan/

A Royal In Rio by Vicki Savage    http://www.evernightpublishing.com/a-royal-in-rio-by-vicki-savage/

**PS this next book--- fucking amazing!!**
Charming Asshole by Sam Crescent & Stacey Espinohttp://www.evernightpublishing.com/charming-asshole-by-sam-crescent-and-stacey-espino/




Friday, August 4, 2017

Fresh Friday Reads with April Zyon (#3)





Hello and welcome back to my third installment of, Fresh Friday Reads! I hope that your Friday is shaping up to be an amazing day!

So, today's Fresh Friday Read is from Book 3 of Heroes of Olympus!! It is releasing on August 15th, 2017 and I'm very excited about it! <3

Book 3 is titled, Their Weapons Maker.

So here it is my darlings... the first chapter of Their Weapons Maker, Heroes of Olympus book 3.

This book will release with Evernight Publishing on August 15th. Watch my Facebook page for links and so on. :)
 
** and a giveaway, did I mention that there would be a giveaway starting on release day? <3 **
 
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Chapter One

Olympus

“You do realize I was busy, right?” Ares’s growl echoed in the room made of white marble and gold. “I was kicking ass in a game. What’s so fucking important?”
“Your descendant.” Apollo stood before the well and looked into it. “She’s safe, for now, but she won’t be for long. She should be getting out of the hospital in a couple of days.”
“Hospital?” Ares’s chest tightened in fear as he rushed to Apollo’s side. “Why?” The anger from being summoned so abruptly during his game immediately evaporated when his brother told him his descendant was in the hospital. There the brothers stood one on each side of Rachael’s bed looking down at her.
“We were to meet for lunch, and when she didn’t show, I flashed to her apartment. I found her in a pool of blood and called an ambulance. She’d been shot. I assisted in repairing a bit of the damage, but you know our hands are tied on what we can and can’t do.”
“Fuck.” Ares carded his fingers through his hair angrily. “Who?”
“Uncertain. She’s not exactly out of the public eye, so it could just be some idiot human trying to destroy her.”
Ares snorted. “She’s so much like her Great-Many-Times-Over Grandmother. Always determined to ensure that the masses have what they need no matter what it costs her.”
“That’s very much Rachael. She’s more than that, however, as you should know. She’s exceptionally brilliant with tactics.”
“Has the faction in charge of her protection been mobilized yet?”
“They have. I killed one of them because he was going to shoot an air bubble into Rach’s IV line to ensure she died when she went in for her last blood transfusion.”
“Fuck.” Ares looked over the pale young woman in the bed. “So, she did inherit that genetic trait?”
Apollo nodded.
The girl could cause widespread bloodshed by causing wounds that would fester and grow, a trait she’d inherited from Ares. But because she didn’t know how to use the ability, she only ended up hurting herself: she had anemia and required frequent blood transfusions.
“So aside from that, she’s okay?”
“She nearly died, and her soul had to be tugged back into her body, but she’s a fighter.” Apollo touched the girl’s cheek. “I’m worried because she’s seen the other side, but Hades has seen her and knows exactly who she is. I saw our uncle when I pulled her soul back from the fogs of death—we’re going to have issues. If it weren’t against the rules, I would say we need to take her to Olympus where we could guarantee her safety.”
“Not even Olympus is safe, brother. You know this as well as I do.” Ares sighed and ran his hand over his jaw. “When she’s released, I will take her to the farm. In the meantime, watch over and protect her? I will see about getting the Scions here in the interim to keep watch as well.”
“You’re certain they’ll be able to keep watch over her and keep her safe?”
Ares glared at Apollo. “I believe in them. You need to as well. They have kept your descendant safe, haven’t they?”
“True. How is she?”
“Good. In love. I think her brother is ready to beat her lovers bloody, but she’s safe. She’s where she belongs. You should come and see her.”
“I can’t. Not yet. Let me ensure that Rach is safe and then I will.” Apollo looked down at Rachael and stroked her cheek again. “Your men need you—that team needs you. You’re going to create weapons for them to use in this war. Wake, sweet Rachael. Wake and come back to the land of the living.”
Ares bowed to his brother. “For all that you do. Thank you.” He was gone in a flash.
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Rachael heard herself flatline, the shrill sound of one long and seemingly never-ending tone. As she floated outside of her body, she watched the paramedics working on her. Rachael looked over her shoulder at the fog rolling toward her with a bright light in the center of it. She looked back to her body again.
Rubbing her bodiless hands over her arms, she shook her head and whispered, “Fight. Fight, damn you!” she demanded, even as the fog rolled around her ankles.
She felt the gentle touch of the past of the happiness and safety that she had at all times before any of the incidents had started. She felt the security the fog offered her, but she fought it off.
There it was.
The same shrill note.
She knew there was safety in the fog, but Rachael had never been one to go where it was safe. She reached out and latched onto her body with her soul as she was lifted and pushed into the back of an ambulance.
She watched with detached amazement as the man in the back of the ambulance with her seemed to move with the vehicle, keeping her body still even as the driver drove like a bat out of hell.
He was good, this man working on her. She had to admit to that.
She heard it again. Beat… A loud alarm… Beat… The same alarm…
“Fuck.” The man working on her stabbed her with a devilishly long needle, but as an ethereal soul floating free, she felt nothing.
Sensing a presence at her back, she looked over her shoulder and saw him: a massive and imposing man demanding she release him. He was wrong. Something about him was very wrong.
Suddenly there was something new, a bright light inside of the fog, sunshine in its purest form. It surrounded her and pulled her from the vicious shadow of a man as he screamed and raced toward her corporeal form.
****
Rachael was jerked back to reality when a jolt of electricity raced through her veins. She heard someone saying, “We have her back.”
****
When her eyes opened next, she saw her Uncle Adam standing above her.
“Water?” she croaked.
“Of course, ma petite.” He brought a straw to her lips. It was odd; for a moment, her Uncle Adam looked like he was emanating light as bright as sunshine on a rainy day. Very strange indeed.