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The Gatekeeper’s Bride Is 99 cents, and Hunting Prometheus Can Be Preordered!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Hunting Prometheus: A Gatekeeper’s Spin-Off, Book Two, which is now available for pre-order, we’ve put The Gatekeeper’s Bride: A Prequel to The Gatekeeper’s Saga on sale for 99 cents for the first time ever and for only this month.

First, grab your copy of The Gatekeeper’s Bride:

Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand.

Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon in the throes of the Trojan War. Learn how their children came into being and why they were assigned their respective duties. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods.

“This series is addictive!”–Amazon Reviewer

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Only 99 cents for a limited time!

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Next, pre-order your copy of Hunting Prometheus, which releases on May 6th. How do you like the cover?

Hermie and Hestie never asked to be demigods. Unlike others of their kind, they aren’t interested in going on quests and being the center of a world-changing prophecy. But when Zeus learns of Apollo’s vision–of the twins finding Prometheus, Zeus’s number one enemy–the hunt for Prometheus begins. Zeus and his allies want to bind Prometheus and kill the twins before their threat of a revolution becomes a possibility. If Hermie and Hestie don’t find the Titan first, they have no chance of fulfilling their destiny or of surviving Zeus’s threat against them.

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Hardcover, Oh My! The Gatekeeper’s Saga and The Vampires of Athens Series Are Now Available in Hardcover!

Hardcover! Oh, my!

Allelujah and praise the lord! Finally, a dream of mine has come true!

The Gatekeeper’s Saga and The Vampires of Athens series are now available in hardcover at Barnes and Noble!

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I’m not sure if your Barnes and Noble Store will ever carry them on 3d hardcover gatekeepers challengetheir shelves, but you can ask them to order them for you to save in shipping, or you can order them online.

To find the links to order them yourself online, you can visit my books page here.

I hope you find them as beautiful as I do! These covers were designed by Benjaminoftomes at Crisp Quartz Design.

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Hypnos Goodreads Giveaway

From July 17th through August 1st, you can enter this Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of three paperback editions of Hypnos!

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I sent out an email to all my subscribers asking which countries to include, so if you replied, your country is listed. If your country is not listed, leave me a comment, and I’ll try to add it.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hypnos by Eva Pohler

Hypnos

by Eva Pohler

Giveaway ends August 01, 2016.

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I’d also like to personally invite you to my Facebook event celebrating the release of Hypnos! This will be a two-week countdown event with prizes every day of the week. You can join here, and be sure to invite your friends!

If you haven’t yet pre-ordered your digital copy of Hypnos, here are the links:

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And if you’re new to Eva Pohler Book and haven’t yet read the first book of The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Gatekeeper’s Sons, you can get it for free here:

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A bit about The Gatekeeper’s Sons:

Readers are calling this series, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.”

Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”

Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.”

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

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Get The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy for 99 Cents!

Readers are calling The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.” Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans,” and Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.”

It’s been a bestseller on Amazon multiple times, and now you can buy the first three books of The Gatekeeper’s Saga in digital as a box set for only 99 cents!

(Originally intended to be a trilogy, the series has an ending at the third book, but after readers asked for more, three additional books were written and released.)

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A young adult fantasy about the ancient gods in modern times.

A Colorado teen named Therese becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos, the god of death, wants to meet her. He makes a deal with his father, Hades, to go to the upperworld to visit her, but not all the gods are happy, and soon Therese is running for her life.

Part paranormal romance and part adventure story, this trilogy follows Therese’s adventures as she struggles to overcome the challenges of the gods as she strives to become like them.

This digital box set is normally $5.98, but will be on sale for 99 cents from June 18th to June 27th.

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The Hypnos Cover Gets a Makeover!

The Hypnos cover gets a makeover!

I’m pleased to announce that the cover for Hypnos: A Gatekeeper’s Saga Spin-Off , the continuation of the Amazon bestselling Gatekeeper’s Saga, has been redesigned by Benjaminoftomes at Crisp Quartz Design. The ebook is already available for pre-order at many retailers and will release on August 8th.

What do you think of the new look of the Hypnos cover?

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Hypnos and Jen aren’t married long when they realize something’s missing: they both want to have a child, especially when they see how happy Therese and Than are with their twins. But the creation of new gods is against the rules, and they aren’t willing to give up their immortality. So Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He’ll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia–horrible earthquakes that have already released one monster from the Titan Pit–if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child.

Because the attacks are getting humans killed and none of the other gods have been able to discover a lead, Zeus, in his desperation, agrees. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity.

 

Available NOW for pre-order. Releases August 8th.

 

 

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And that leads me to another announcement! The Hypnos cover is only the beginning!

 

Benjaminoftomes will also be redesigning the covers for the entire Gatekeeper’s Saga! I’m very excited about his preliminary concepts, and I can’t wait to share them with you! I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!
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Hypnos Cover Reveal

Title: Hypnos
Series: A Gatekeeper’s Saga Spin-Off, 
Book One
Author: Eva Pohler
Release Date: August 9th, 2016
Genre: Teen Fantasy
 
PRE-ORDER LINKS
 
ABOUT THE BOOK
 
From the Amazon bestselling teen fantasy based on Greek mythology–The Gatekeeper’s Saga–comes the first in a spin-off series. Readers asked for more, and here it is.
Hypnos and Jen aren’t married long when they realize something’s missing: they both want to have a child, especially when they see how happy Therese and Than are with their twins. But the creation of new gods is against the rules, and they aren’t willing to give up their immortality. So Hypnos goes to Mount Olympus to offer Zeus a deal. He’ll make it his mission to find out the source of the recent attacks on Gaia–horrible earthquakes that have already released one monster from the Titan Pit–if Zeus will agree to let him and Jen have one immortal child.
Because the attacks are getting humans killed and none of the other gods have been able to discover a lead, Zeus, in his desperation, agrees. But this new quest just might get Hypnos swallowed and trapped for all eternity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

 

Eva Pohler recently retired from a twenty-year position teaching writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where she lives with her husband and three kids. Now a full-time writer, she’s the author of The Mystery Book Collection and three series for young adults: The Gatekeeper’s Saga, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens. Her books have been described as “thrilling” and “addictive.” A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper’s Sons that it was “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans.”
 
A reader herself, Eva writes in multiple genres, but all of her stories blur the line between reality and fantasy, truth and delusion, and draw from Eva’s personal philosophy that a reader must be lured and abducted into complete captivity in order to enjoy the reading experience.
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The Gatekeeper’s Bride Preorder Links

Cover Reveal
The Gatekeeper’s Bride: A Prequel to The Gatekeeper’s Saga
by: Eva Pohler
Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand. Soon, the war among the gods is as critical as the one playing out among the Achaeans and Trojans on Earth.
Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon during these tumultuous times. Learn how their children–Hypnos, Thanatos, Megaera, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Melinoe–came into being. Discover why they were assigned their respective duties as Sleep, Death, the Furies, and the goddess of ghosts. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods.
This prequel to The Gatekeeper’s Saga is more than a retelling of the Persephone myth. Many more of the ancient myths are woven together to reveal the conflict, tension, and relationships among the gods in one of the most beloved pantheons in human history. The Gatekeeper’s Bride can be read before or after The Gatekeeper’s Saga, but readers might find more enjoyment from it after having met the characters by reading the saga first.
Eva is a wife and mother of three living in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her B.A. in English from Trinity University, her M.A. in English from St. Mary’s University, and her Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. She wrote her dissertation on narrative strategies, in which she analyzed the use of voice, point of view, character, plot, and other narrative devices used in twentieth-century British and American literature, informed by narratologists such as Tsvetan Todorov, Gerard Genette, Vladimir Propp, Seymour Chatman, Wayne Booth, and James Phelan. She also took as many classes in creative writing as was allowed at every university she attended and had the honor of studying under Robert Flynn, Nan Cuba, and Walt McDonald.
She currently writes fiction for teens and adults and teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. For years she was a den leader and cub master for her sons in Boy Scouts and a troop leader for her daughter in Girl Scouts. She loved those years, but they are behind her, leaving her with more time to read and write.
She’s also an avid reader. Her favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, J.K. Rowling, J. R.R. Tolkien, Suzanne Collins, and Stephanie Meyer. She’s also read everything by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and other literary giants whom she also loves. She’s read single books she adores by authors like Elizabeth Wein, Diane Setterfield, Philippa Gregory, and Katherine Stockett. And her favorite book of all time, though she never read anything else by her, is Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.
Her books include The Gatekeeper’s SagaThe Purgatorium SeriesThe Vampires of Athens Series, and The Mystery Book Collection.
You can keep in touch with Eva on FacebookTwitterPinterest,Linked In, and by email at eva@evapohler.com.
She’s also part of an amazing hub for authors and readers calledIndie-Visible: Defending Literary Justice for All.

 

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S. M. Boyce’s To Each His Ghost

Love ghosts and all things spooky? S. M. Boyce has you covered with her latest release, the ghostly paranormal novel ARI (To Each His Ghost #1).

Experience a book launch like never before with exclusive teasers, discussion of REAL personal ghost stories (even from the author!), famous haunts from around the world, an inside look to the author’s writing cave, and more.

From videos to email-only content, this will be one release party you’ll never forget.

With everything from VIP access to secret teasers, this is one launch you do NOT want to miss.

sign up… if you dare: http://eepurl.com/bLEaZD

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Shawn McGuire’s Newest Cover!

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Back Cover Blurb 

A new home in a new state. The chance to get away from the relentless bullies and reinvent himself. Then on the first day at his new high school, Robin Westmore finds himself in the exact wrong place at the exact wrong time and right back into the role of victim. All Robin can do now is wish for the harassment to stop.

Being the leader of the genie world is not what Desiree expected. The Guides aren’t happy with her or any of the decisions she makes. The only thing they all agree on is that they want their old boss back, but Kaf has vanished, leaving the Guides in shock and Desiree with a broken heart.

While Desiree hides from her responsibilities, Robin disappears into the video game he’s created. There he finds excitement, adventure, and control. When the game presents him with an escape from his tortured life, will he take it?

Excerpt

Chapter One

Robin

Maybe I could call in sick. With something fatal. Something so contagious the entire high school would contract it just by looking at me. Was there such a thing? I took out my phone. “Okay, Google. What is visual contagion?”

“Good morning, Robin.”

For half a second I thought my phone had learned my name. And had started speaking in my mom’s voice? I entered the kitchen and found Mom in her pink bathrobe with the tea stain down the front, waiting for me. She must’ve heard me talking to my phone.

“Morning.” I set my messenger bag by the back door and took a seat at the kitchen bar.

Google had only come up with only one direct hit and was now blinking at me, waiting for something that would challenge its storage banks. The ‘contagion’ it presented wasn’t even a disease. It was some company in Vancouver that spread positive messages on organic hemp or bamboo T-shirts. Great. I ask for science, I get hippies.

“Do you think Visual Contagion would be a good name for a band?” I asked Mom as I scrolled through a few of the t-shirt pictures.

“Hmm,” Mom said, tapping her fingernail against her teacup. “A band that plays music?”

My turn to sit and blink. “What other kind is there?”

“Plenty. A wrist band. Hairband. Wedding band. Waistband.”

“Okay, okay.” She’d go on and on and then open the thesaurus app on her tablet if I didn’t stop her. “I’m a guy. I don’t think about hairbands or jewelry. Yes, I meant a band that plays music.”

“Then I’d say no. Visual Contagion, great a name as it is, would not work for a musical group.” She took a sip of her tea, Irish breakfast according to the tag hanging from the string, as she contemplated. “Auditory Contagion could work. Audio? Audial?”

Auditory Contagion would indeed be a damn cool name for a band. Almost made me want to form one. Except I couldn’t play a single instrument. Not even that plastic flute-thing they made us play in elementary school. Maybe I could compose something on my computer. I needed music for my video game anyway.

“Okay, Google. Popular music software.”

“Would you like some breakfast?” Mom asked. “Or are you just going to play with your phone until it’s time to leave?”

My mom wasn’t the most domestic person. She did like to feed people though, and when she took the time to make an actual meal, she was a great cook.

I set my phone in my lap and analyzed my hunger level. “Juice and toast with butter and jam. Two slices.”

“Two? You’re hungry today. What kind of tea?” She held up her Irish breakfast to me with a questioning look and wiggled the box as if that would lure me to the Celtic side.

English breakfast, please. With cream and two sugar cubes.”

“Off to the range,” my dad said as he entered the kitchen and set a black case—smaller than a briefcase, larger than a lunchbox—on the gray marble counter.

“Before work?” Mom asked.

“I don’t have any meetings until ten today. I want to try out my birthday present.”

Who knew a guy could get so excited over a handgun? Then again, this one did have a built-in laser. Guns weren’t my thing, but if presented with a laser-operated piece of technology I’d be all over it. So, I could understand his enthusiasm to a point.

“Want to come with me, Robin?” Dad asked as he plugged the first of two coffee pods into the machine to fill his travel mug.

“Thanks, but I do have a meeting before ten,” I said. “I have that test first thing.”

“Finally,” Dad said. “I don’t understand the holdup on allowing you to take a placement test. You studied?”

“Of course he studied,” Mom said as though nothing could be more unthinkable than me not studying.

“I did,” I told them. “Don’t worry, I’ll pass.”

“They should put him directly into Calculus and Differential Equations,” Dad said.

“He could handle it,” Mom agreed, “but AP Calculus will be an easy A for him.”

“Good point,” Dad said and clapped me on the back, nearly knocking me off my stool. “Build that killer GPA. Get into the college of your choice and academic scholarships as well.”

“Don’t pressure him,” Mom said, setting a plate with my buttered and jammed toast on the placemat in front of me.

*****

Shawn McGuire is the author of young adult novels that blend contemporary settings and issues with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid. She couldn’t wait for the next movie to come out so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then.

Her books deal with harder topics (death of a sibling, divorce, dating violence, bullying, and teen suicide) because she believes it is important to talk about these things. Those kinds of topics can be hard to handle and a bit overwhelming, so she infuses a bit of humor in her work as well because she also believes that a sense of humor can help you get through just about anything.

Shawn lives in Colorado with her family where she spends her time reading, cooking and baking, practicing yoga and meditation, and hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

Author Links
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Author’s Other Works
The Wish Makers Series
Sticks and Stones
Break My Bones
Never Hurt Me

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