Allyson's Nonfiction books

Allyson's Nonfiction books

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Rebellious Heart Cover Reveal with LL Hunter.

Title: Rebellious Heart
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Publication Date: Sept. 30th, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Four years after Skye became the youngest president in history, and returned precious resources to her people,
She had hoped this would mean the end of the war.
But there is still a threat.
An enemy once thought dead has returned from the grave to exact revenge, and he won’t rest until he gets what he wants.
In the quest to give herself some credibility despite her young age, and to defeat their enemy, Skye, Lukas and their friends devise a plan to distract their enemy using a decoy, while they go in for the kill.
But, when their plan goes south,
Lukas and Skye must do whatever it takes to save their people and the world from ruin.
Even if it means betraying those they love the most.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Molten Heart Saga,
When matters of the heart are concerned,
Risks will be taken.
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog -
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Paragon Book Awards Newletter Aug 2017

Welcome to the New Paragon Book Awards Newsletter!

We are excited to announce our current competitions and recent hall of famer! The New Flash Fiction Competition just opened. And you still have time to enter the Christmas Story Competition! And stay tuned for the upcoming Anthology Award! Keep scrolling for more info on New Author Support and some upcoming releases!
June 2017
Flash Fiction
Well done to Sharon from Scotland, who said this is the first time she has ever entered a flash fiction competition and is delighted to be the winner.
Read Sharon's winning title "Cake" now!
Bi-Monthly Flash Fiction Awards Now Open!
Open for entries from: August 1 st – 31 st
Win $100 for writing up to 500 words starting with “She stared at the puddle of melted ice cream…”

Full rules for entry and the entry form are available at
Winner announced September 10th!
Great news for authors
We have had quite a few emails from authors, worried that they will not be able to secure a place in the awards, especially at the early bird rate that runs to the end of August 2017.
Worry no More. You asked, we listened.
If you book your place in the Christmas Story Award, here at Paragon Book Awards, and take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $25, you now have the benefit of not needing to upload your files until the 31st October. This means, if you are still working on your book, or it is not due to be published yet, you can still book to take one of the 30 place in each of the 3 categories, Sweet, Sizzle or Spicy.
With some great prizes for the winners, including a book review tour that will attract 40+ reviews for your award winning book, a social media blast and a medal for your ebook, what are you waiting for, get booking.
The 1st of January will see the Anthology Award open for entries. All genres welcome and we also have a trilogy category. So whether you have an anthology of your own work, or if you are in a multi author anthology, no matter what the genre, there is a category for you. Again the categories have a limited amount of entries, so first come first served and the entry rates are extremely competitive. Early bird rates start at $30 for a trilogy. The competition is only open until the end of February, so don’t think about it for too long.
Go to for all details.
Paragon Book Awards is also teaming up with Donna from Wise Owls PR and we now share a FB page!
This page will be used to organise regular events and help our winners to spread the word about their books; as well as other events to help authors to get to grips with social media promotions.  The New Author Award winners (Spring 2018), will have this fantastic springboard event organised especially for them from our page to help and support them in learning the ropes while we support and teach them book promotion techniques to help with ales and networking.
All authors and readers are welcome! If an author wishes to sign up please contact us at the page or by email.
Coming Soon!
Available for Pre-order. My new nonfiction release will be available 1st September and is a great book to help all authors or new authors who are thinking about the self-publishing path.

Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Path from Writing to Publishing.
This book had hundreds of links and a wealth of information. Readers can gain access to a webpage with more links, a glossary of terms.
By Award Winning and International Bestselling Author: Allyson R. Abbott
Calling all Authors…Especially Indie Authors; at last, an easy to understand help book to guide you along the path from writing to publishing.
Have you ever wondered about writing and self-publishing? Are you lacking in confidence, because you don’t know where to begin, or if you start?
Are you flummoxed before you even start, by all the jargon and terminology that seems common place on the internet?
Does the thought of self-publishing scare you?
How to Navigate: The Path from Writing to Publishing; A ‘Go To’ Handbook for Indie Authors
Takes you through the whole process, giving advice, explaining the jargon, highlighting good practice and also the pitfalls to watch out for.
This book clarifies the different stages of the writing to publishing process and describes each step from personal experience, backed up with expert advice from linked sources scattered thoughout each page.
With a resource webpage on tap with hundreds of extra resource links, this ‘go to’ handbook is a must for all aspiring and newbie authors or writers, as well as established authors who are looking to take a step from a traditional  publisher to begin a new journey as a hybrid author.
Welcome to the learning curve of being and Indie Author, with this book your journey will be made easier.
$3.49 ebook price Coming September 1st, 2017!
Paperback on its way…..
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by Allyson R Abbott and Donna Wolz (from Wise Owls PR)
Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Social Media Maze
Due out in October, this book will demystify the promotion labyrinth and explain the benefits of social media platforms for you and your book.  As well as many of the main social media promotion techniques and terms explained, you will also get the opportunity to join in events to gain experience. This book comes with hundreds of links to webpages, blog, Facebook groups, Google+ communities as well as a glossary of terms. Add yourself to the newsletter to get information on the release date; go to and sign up.
Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Social Media Maze
So, you're going to write a book. Or maybe you've already written one.
Do you know How to Navigate the Social Media Maze?
If the answer no, then this is the book you have been waiting for.
Written with experience by Allyson, an Award Winning and Bestselling Author and Donna, Owner of Wise Owls PR, who has been helping and supporting authors for several years.
Do you know:
  • What you need to do to get yourself or your book noticed?
  • How to build a following on Twitter?
  • How to organise an event on Facebook?
  • What is the difference between Buffer, Hootsuite or Twittimer?
  • How to get appropriate sales links for your books?
  • Would you like to know How to Navigate the Social Media Maze?
Social Media is one of the fastest ways to promote your book and yourself to a world-wide audience of readers. It is also complex and time-consuming. It especially can be intimidating when you start out.
It certainly was a challenge for both of us when we first got involved in the indie author community on Social Media.  We are still learning new things and best practices as SM is always changing and growing, but what we know, we will share.
With this book, we will help you Navigate the Maze of Social Media by sharing:
  • How to set up a plan and set goals
  • General useful tips for all SM platforms
  • How to set up different profiles on SM
  • How to use different SM platforms to get the most for your time and money.
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • 100s of links to helpful resources
  • Access to our FB page at where we will have useful tips and tricks, interesting articles, and events spotlighting authors
  • Access to our FB page so you can ask questions and join in discussions
If you are looking for ways to get you and your book noticed, this is the book you need. We've put all the necessary information in one place so it is easy to find and easy to use. Plus, we are available to help you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Our promise to you. If you do not find anything useful in this book, we will refund your money.
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White Lies Cover Reveal with Julie Wetzel

Title: White Lies
Author: Julie Wetzel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Marya Heidel at Strong Image Editing
Publisher: Changing Tides Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  When her identical twin comes down with stomach bug, Molly finds herself suckered into a huge favor. Impersonating her twin for a romantic dinner… With her sister’s amazingly hot boyfriend.
After a minor accident has Molly spending the night in his arms, she swears off ever again standing in for her sister. But life rarely turns out as planned…
When a chance meeting changes everything, Molly is faced with the hardest decision of her life. Should she keep her sister’s secret and continue pretending to be her twin, or follow her heart and tell the man she’s falling for the truth about her deception? Both choices will lead to the destruction of a relationship. But how do you choose between a sister you love and the man of your dreams?
Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway 'Home of Her Heart' by USA Today Bestselling Author, Shanna Hatfield

Title: Home of Her Heart
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Romance
Editor: Eliza Dee from Clio Editing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: All he needed was a bride…
Who said anything about falling in love?
     Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts.  Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.
     The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home — to her heart.
     A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.
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with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
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The kiss he gave her started with a slight brush of their cool lips, then something shifted between them. Klayne could no more have pulled away than he could have leaped up and grabbed onto the moon. Delaney’s arms slid around his neck as her lips warmed beneath his.
     He kissed her long, deep, and more passionately than he’d ever kissed another.
     As the last chime rang out, he came to his senses and lifted his head, every bit as surprised as Delaney was by what he’d done. The moment her released her, her eyes popped open and the look she gave him held yearning mingled with astonishment.
     “Wow, Sergeant Campbell! That’s certainly an unforgettable way to usher in a new year.” Her hand went to her throat and he watched as she struggled to slow her rapid breathing.  “In fact, that is the most memorable Happy New Year wish I’ve ever received.”
     Klayne felt heat burn his cheeks despite the arctic air seeping into them. “I’m sorry, Miss Danvers. I didn’t intend to… that’s to say, I didn’t mean… I didn’t plan...”
     She laughed, a sound that arrowed straight into his heart, and wrapped her arm around his. A light tug and they continued to the house where partygoers began to spill outside.
     “It’s okay,” she said, leaning close to him. “You don’t have to apologize for something I enjoyed so much. Just be careful you don’t make a habit out of stealing kisses from unsuspecting girls and leaving them thoroughly discombobulated. If you do, I’ll have to report you to the authorities.”
     Doing his best to appear repentant, he hid a grin and nodded solemnly. “Yes, ma’am.”

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Shift & Caged Sale Blitz with Karina Espinosa

Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Laura Hildago
Editor: Daniella Brooks
Publisher: Black Quill Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  It's hard enough being an undergraduate student, an intern at Downtown Manhattan's police station, and a bouncer at a local bar. Add her now ex-boyfriend who recently dumped her for the school's resident bimbo—oh, and she's a werewolf.
Mackenzie Grey meets her match when she is kidnapped by the Brooklyn Pack and tossed between Sebastian and Jonah—the Alpha and the Beta. Being a lone-wolf in the city is dangerous, and now that the Pack has found her, so can every supernatural being in the Tri-State area. And not even her sarcastic, smart mouth can get her out of this.
When a string of kidnappings involves Mackenzie in supernatural politics, she questions her new acquaintances and finds unlikely allies. Can she escape Pack law and keep her freedom—or will she be condemned to an unwanted path?
Mackenzie Grey has started a brand new life in an attempt to escape the Brooklyn Pack. She settles in as a detective in a special unit of the LAPD when her identity is put at risk, and she has no choice but to run again. The question is: does she want to run forever?
As events force Mackenzie to confront her past, she is met with many surprises—including the revelation of her true ancestry. When Packs across the country learn of who she is, Kenz becomes the object of desire in a deadly wolf hunt, and she must once again fight to keep her freedom.
Witnessing first-hand the barbaric treatment of Lunas, Mackenzie has to make a choice—follow the prediction of her Vision Quest or let herself be CAGED...
Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!
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Salt Release Day Blitz with Pauline Creeden

Title: Salt - a mermaid tale Author: Pauline Creeden Genre: YA Fantasy/Myth Hosted by

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Blurb: Her kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.
Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.
However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.
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