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Cover Reveal: Forty Nights by Stephanie Parent

Published August 30, 2013 by LS Murphy

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Forty Nights (Neima’s Ark #2)

by Stephanie Parent

Release Date: September 2013

Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs

Summary from Goodreads:

Neima, her family, and her grandfather Noah have found themselves trapped aboard an ark as a great flood destroys all life in the world. As their time aboard the ark lengthens, food begins to run out, wild animals grow restless, and family tensions become as much of a threat as the flood outside. In the second and final installment of Neima’s Ark, the stakes are higher, the conflicts are greater, and Neima finds herself facing a choice as impossible as the destruction all around her.

Forty Nights is a continuation of the story begun in Forty Days, and it’s recommended that you read Forty Days first for the best experience. Forty Nights does, however, contain a character guide to refresh readers’ memories. The Neima’s Ark series is a historical, feminist reimagining of the story of Noah’s Ark rather than a religiously oriented one, and the novels are best suited for readers who are comfortable with new interpretations of biblical stories.




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 About the Author

Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended StephanieParentthe Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block’s WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.


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West Texas Relief Auction: Auction Item #4

Published April 22, 2013 by LS Murphy

Here’s a chance to help the people of West, Texas by bidding on a signed copy of Reaper & a 10 page critique.

8 Days and Counting …

Published December 31, 2012 by LS Murphy

Eight Days…

Wow, time is flying by….

Here’s a snippet for you to ponder:

“I don’t need you to save me.” 


Reaper Playlist Song One: Popular by The Veronicas

Published October 11, 2012 by LS Murphy

I love playlists. Sometimes I make up my own for books I love. With Reaper only a few months out, I thought it was time to share some of the Reaper playlist in no particular order. After you read the novel, you can decide what song fits where in the book. No musical era or type is exempt and some songs may have come out after the completed version of the novel, but that doesn’t mean they don’t fit in somewhere anyway. 🙂

First up: Popular by The Veronicas

Waiting On Wednesday:The Collector

Published August 29, 2012 by LS Murphy

Welcome to my FIRST Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I cannot wait until March for The Collector by Victoria Scott. Seriously, how awesome does this sound?

From Goodreads:

He makes good girls…bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Fantabulous REAPER bookmark & postcard GIVEAWAY (Plus a Mystery PRIZE)

Published August 13, 2012 by LS Murphy

Reaper is ALMOST HERE!

Okay, not quite yet with five long months to go, but I HAVE PRIZES!

We all like prizes, right? 🙂

So here’s the low down.

One lucky winner will receive a SIGNED Reaper bookmark. Yay!

But that’s not ALL!

One lucky winner will receive a SIGNED Reaper bookmark, a signed Reaper postcard, and a MYSTERY PRIZE!

No, I’m not going to tell you the mystery prize. That would ruin it. However, it’s pretty cool.

So how do you enter?

Leave a comment below and tell me how you would (or think you would) react if found out you were going to be a Grim Reaper.

Contest ends on Wednesday 8/15. I’ll post the winners and share the mystery prize on Friday 8/17.

So think hard… How would you react to becoming DEATH?

5 Questions with Melody Manful

Published August 3, 2012 by LS Murphy

Bio: Melody Manful was born on the 8th of June 1994 in Tema, A town in Ghana. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. She has two siblings, and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading and writing, and puts a great deal into making her friends happy.


Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS

1. What was the spark of inspiration for Dominion?

Mainly stories my late grandmother told. She was a priest.

2. How much of yourself did you put into Abigail Cells?

Well, not much. Abigail’s character was built with my imagination and desires,

but when it comes down to it I’d say about 42% of me is in her. One things being we

are both dreamers and like to live in our own little fantasy world XD.

3. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

Defiantly to the Medieval, frankly I love the history from back then, empires,

kings, vikings, dynasties and more. To me the Middle Ages sounds like an awesome Era!

4. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Write about what you love and allow yourself to be inspired.

5. Finally, Star Wars or Star Trek?

That’s a tough call. Both movies are amazing and I love them both.

About Dominion

I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you…
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really, should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?

Add Dominion to your TBR pile on Goodreads

Check out the other stops on the Dominion Blog Tour:

August 1st: YaReads (www.yareads.com) -Cover/Excerpt

August 2nd: Moonlight Gleam’s Bookshelf (www.moonlightgleam.com) Guest Post

August 3rd: Banshees, Books, & Baseball (http://lsmurphy.com/) Interview

August 4th: Strands of Thought (http://kaistrand.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 5th: Breathe in Books (http://breatheinbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-forever.html) Cover/Excerpt

August 6th: Cubicle Blindness Reviews (http://cubicleblindness.blogspot.com/) Guest Post

August 7th: Cubicle Blindness Reviews (http://cubicleblindness.blogspot.com/) Review

August 8th: Book Bite Reviews (http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 9th: The Girl in a Cafe (http://www.thegirlinacafe.blogspot.co.uk/ ) Cover/Excerpt

August 10th: The Girl in a Cafe (http://www.thegirlinacafe.blogspot.co.uk/ ) Review/Giveaway

August 11th: Books Over Boys (http://booksoverboys.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 12th: Gen’s Reviews (http://genessisliahut.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 13th: YaReads (www.yareads.com) Interview

August 14th: Fantasy’s Ink (http://fantasysink.blogspot.ca/) Interview/Giveaway

August 15th: Teen Readers Diary (http://teenreadersdiary.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 16th: Cari Bella Creations (http://caribellacreations.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 17th: My Guilty Obsession (http://myguiltyobsession.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 18th: Charlotte Blackwell (http://charlotteblackwell.blogspot.com/) Cover/Excerpt

August 19th: My Guilty Obsession (http://myguiltyobsession.blogspot.com/) Review

August 20th: Breathe in Books (http://breatheinbooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-blood-forever.html) Review

August 21st: Paranormal Book Fan (http://paranormalbookfan.blogspot.ie/)

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August 23rd: YaReads (www.yareads.com) Guest Post