#NewRelease – Dragons Walk Among Us @DanRiceWrites

I am so pleased and excited to share an awesome new book release with you from a fellow Wild Rose Press author, Dan Rice! Take a look at this fabulous cover!

But I am going to let Dan tell you about it!

Thanks for having me as your guest today, Jan. I’m super excited about my new book and I hope your readers will be too!

            Dragons Walk Among Us is about the friendship between the protagonist Allison Lee and her squad. I imagine them as typical high schoolers with lives and interests and conflicts young adult audiences will identify with. For example, Allison is infatuated with cross country star Jason, who sees her only as a friend, if a good one. Unbeknownst to Allison, her close friend Haji harbors a ginormous crush on her.

            The card-carrying members of Allison’s squad are Dalia, her BFF, and Haji, the editor of the school’s online newspaper. The three of them are inseparable, although Allison seeing or perhaps hallucinating mythical creatures threatens their bond. While the story is 100% Allison’s, Dalia and Haji are significant players in the novel’s plot. As such, I give each unique interests, while allowing for enough overlap for great friendships.

            Let’s take a closer look at Allison. She is more introverted than her squad but isn’t painfully shy. This one trait differentiates her quite a bit from her more outgoing friends. Her passion is photography in all its forms. In fact, she photographs many of the sporting events Haji covers for the school newspaper. Allison’s also concerned about the environment and photographs local climate protests that Dalia organizes. Right away, you can see how their interests are different yet intersect. I hope this makes their friendship seem realistic.

            Of course, there are other ways I differentiate the characters. Allison is biracial and, at one point, suffers abuse for her appearance. Dalia dyes her hair neon pink and sports a nose ring. While the two girls are cross country runners, Haji refuses to run even when in danger, citing flat fleet––okay, he runs eventually because he’s not a dunce. In terms of how they speak, Dalia is typically upbeat, while Allison is a bit more subdued. Haji, being obsessed with all things sports-related, often uses terminology and sayings derived from athletics.

            I hope the realistically portrayed friendship between Allison and her squad adds an extra layer of depth to Dragons Walk Among Us, making the characters irresistible to readers. In the end, after all, no matter how fantastical and well told the tale, it’s the characters we remember.

Blurb:

 Shutterbug Allison Lee is trying to survive high school while suffering the popular girl’s abuse. Her life is often abysmal, but at least her green hair is savage. Her talent for photography is recognized by the school paper and the judges of a photo contest.

While visiting her friend Joe, a homeless vet, Allison’s life irrevocably changes after an attack leaves her blind. All her dreams as a photojournalist are dashed as she realizes she’ll never see again. Despair sets in until she is offered an experimental procedure to restore her vision. But there are side effects, or are they hallucinations? She now sees dragons accompanying some of the people she meets. Can she trust her eyes, or has the procedure affected her more than she can see?

Excerpt:

Dalia resumes talking about strategies to solve the equation, but I barely register a word. My gaze is lured back to Dr. Radcliffe like a particle inexorably pulled into a black hole. My eyes widen, and my jaw slackens. Furrowing my brow, I blink, desperate to clear the mind-boggling absurdity from my vision.

Projecting from Dr. Radcliffe’s body is a shimmering golden dragon, the European variety complete with sparkling golden scales, talons, and green wings. The dragon fades and flashes in and out of existence. The tail, the bulky body, and leathery wings pass through the wall as if all are insubstantial. This is insane asylum madness. I must be hallucinating, or maybe it’s my prosthetic eyes. Not a single person, and there must be at least fifteen people in the library, notices the beast. On top of that, the dragon doesn’t make a sound. There is no way an animal of that size can be silent in such a confined space.

I don’t know if I should hope it’s my eyes or not. If it’s not my eyes, I’m a nutter. If it is my eyes…it’s too terrible to consider.

I draw a shuddering breath and chew on my lower lip. The hairs on the back my neck stand up straight, and my body tenses like prey ready to flee a predator. I want to look away from Dr. Radcliffe and the craziness glimmering all around him, but I can’t.

“Allison. Allison.”

I tear my gaze away from the professor, but I still glimpse the dragon’s glimmering golden light in my peripheral vision.

Dalia stares at me in evident exasperation. “Did you hear anything I just said?”

My gaze shifts back to Dr. Radcliffe and the draconic projection surrounding him. A student walks straight through a foreleg. My mouth drops open.

“What is it?” Dalia asks and turns in her seat to face Dr. Radcliffe. She turns back to me. “Do you know him?”

“Know who?” I shift my gaze to Dalia, long enough to catch her puzzled look, then look at Dr. Radcliffe.

“That old man you’re staring at,” Dalia says. “Are you okay? Is he the one who attacked you?”

I stare at my friend. “What? No. How would I know? I don’t have any memory of that. That’s Dr. Radcliffe. He knows my dad.”

I see golden scales and a red cardigan right behind Dalia. I look up and feel like my prosthetics are going to pop out of my head. Behind Dalia is Dr. Radcliffe and the twinkling winged beast.

“Oh my God,” I whisper.

A spectral golden forefoot with foot-long white talons passes straight through Dalia’s chest.

“What?” Dalia says. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Dr. Radcliffe stares at me from behind rimless spectacles. He is holding a thick book at his side. I try to meet his gaze, but my eyes keep flicking up at the looming dragon’s head, staring down at me with yellow eyes split by black pupils.

“You’re Raymond Lee’s daughter,” Dr. Radcliffe says. “Wait. Don’t tell me. Alice.”

I shake my head. Dalia faces the professor.

“Hello, Dr. Radcliffe,” Dalia says. “Allison was telling me all about you.”

“Oh, that’s right. Allison. How could I forget? And who are you, young lady?”

“Dalia.”

“What a lovely name. Your hair. Pink like a dahlia,” the professor says and hefts the book he holds. “Well, I will let you young ladies get back to it. Good day.”

Author, Dan Rice

Dan has wanted to write novels since first reading Frank Herbert’s Dune at the age of eleven. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he often goes hiking with his family through mist-shrouded forests and along alpine trails with expansive views.

Dragons Walk Among Us is his debut novel. He plans to keep writing fantasy and science-fiction for many years. You can explore his blog at https://www.danscifi.com.

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Arresting Jeremiah and Arresting Mason on Sale! @AmberDaulton1 #RomanticSuspense

For the first time ever, both Arresting Mason and Arresting Jeremiah are on sale for $2.99 each.

This romantic suspense series features smokin’ hot sex scenes, bad boy heroes, and badass heroines who fight their own battles and keep their men on their toes.

Now is the perfect time to catch up with these books since they’re half off! Find them on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple/iBooks.

Limited Time Only – May 14 to May 28, 2021

Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx book 1)

– Their chance encounter resulted in a steamy affair, but will his former gang and a parole officer tear them apart?

Blurb

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.

Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.

When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

Add to Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39005064-arresting-mason

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Arresting Mason – Purchase Links

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Arresting Jeremiah (Arresting Onyx book 2)

– When threats escalate, will Jim and Calista succumb, or fight for a love they can’t deny?

Blurb

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

Add to Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55223686-arresting-jeremiah

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Arresting Jeremiah – Purchase Links

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Universal link – https://books2read.com/u/mVKvMP

About the Author

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

Social Media

Universal link – https://linktr.ee/AmberDaulton

A Stellar Review for Ghostly Interference! @Wildrosepress @sdaileyauthor

Author, Sandra Dailey, has posted a 5-Star review on her blog site today. Check out what she has to say about the story! I am on cloud nine!!

https://sandradailey.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-of-ghostly-interference-by-jan.html

Ghostly Interference is still on sale through January 22nd!!

PURCHASE LINK

BOOK TOUR Ended – GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE @WildRosePress

This has been one helluva ride!

If you missed any of the stops, you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Day 17: Yvette Calleiro

Day 18: Sarah Stuart and Julie Samrick

Day 19: Robbie Cheadle

Day 20: Kimberly Baer

Day 21: 4 Wills Publishing

Rox Burkey

Shirley Harris Slaughter

Charles W. Jones

The Blog Tour Maven

Susanne Leist

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BOOK TOUR Final Stop! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @1rburkey @ChuckWesJ @SusanneLeist @shirleyharrislaughter @ @wildrosepress @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA

The tour bus is rolling one final day! I think it’s going to head straight into the shop for a 100,000-mile tune-up after this.

4 Wills Publishing offers blog tours at very affordable rates and they have provided the final stops for me, as I conclude the Ghostly Interference Tour. And don’t forget! The book is on sale through January 22nd, so if you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, now’s the time! Just click on the highlighted title above for a purchase link.

On to my five hosts:

Rox Burkey is an RRBC member and part of a writing duo known as Breakfield and Burkey. They write techno-thrillers and draw from their twenty-five plus years of experience in the IT field to create their stories. The latest release, “Enigma Threat” is hot off the press and promises to be an edge-of-your-seat story with perhaps too much realism for comfort. We are discussing story-layering at her blog stop today. Come on over! Let’s eat an artichoke!

https://roxburkey.com/welcome-to-the-ghostly-interference-1-day-5-blog-tour-jansikes3-4willspub-4wp11-rrbc_org-tweets4rwisa-rrbc-rwisa/

Jade, the Blog Tour Maven hosts authors. She generously devotes her blog to promoting others. At her stop today, we are talking about the similarities and differences between tradition and self-publishing. I’d love to hear from you!

https://blogtourmaven.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/welcome-to-the-ghostly-interference-1-day-5-blog-tour-jansikes3-4willspub-4wp-rrbc_org-tweets4rwisa/

Next, the bus stops in New York at Susanne Leist’s blog site. Susanne is an RRBC member and explores the otherworldly relations between Vampires and humans with her Dead Game Series. Her latest release, “Prey For The Dead,” wraps up the series with an epic battle between good and evil! We are discussing the three P’s of writing at her place, so come on over!

https://susanneleist.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/welcome-to-the-ghostly-interference-1-day-5-blog-tour-jansikes3-4willspub-4wp11-rrbc_org-tweets4rwisa-rrbc-rwisa/

Shirley Harris Slaughter is one of the most supportive members of RRBC. She is always there with a hand-up and offering encouragement. Her latest book release, “Ronald L. Powell: Missing In Action” is a heart-wrenching tale of her brother who went to war and never returned leaving a lot of unanswered questions. At her blog stop, I am sharing five pieces of writing wisdom that I’ve learned the hard way over the years. I’d love to chat!

https://shirleyslaughter.com/2021/01/14/welcome-to-the-ghostly-interference-1-day-5-blog-tour-jansikes3-4willspub-4wp11-rrbc_org-tweets4rwisa-rrbc-rwisa/

Charles W. Jones, another RRBC author, writes horror tales and writes them well. He can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck! His latest dystopian novel, “The Road To Saratin,” made my 2020 Top Ten List. The story gripped me from page one! We will be discussing sexual advances in the workplace at his stop today, so come on over.

https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/horror-rrbc/

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Day 17: Yvette Calleiro

Day 18: Sarah Stuart and Julie Samrick

Day 19: Robbie Cheadle

Day 20: Kimberly Baer

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BOOK TOUR Day 20! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE #romance #ghost #newrelease @wildrosepress @KimberlyBaer14

The tour bus is rolling again!

Today I’m honored to be a guest of a Wild Rose Press author, Kimberly Baer. Born in Pennsylvania, Kimberly now resides in Virginia. Her most recent book release, “The Haunted Purse,” is a compelling YA tale about a bag with secrets and imbued with supernatural powers.

I enjoyed answering Kimberly’s questions and got to share a little more about the White Rune Series as a whole. Please head on over and join us!

https://www.kimberlybaer.com/post/interview-with-jan-sikes

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Day 17: Yvette Calleiro

Day 18: Sarah Stuart and Julie Samrick

Day 19: Robbie Cheadle

Comments are closed here because I want you to comment on the blog sites, please. 🙂 And Thank You!

BOOK TOUR Day 19! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE #romance #ghost #newrelease @wildrosepress @bakeandwrite @RRBC_Org

The tour bus is rolling again!

And magically, we are stopping in South Africa at Robbie Cheadle‘s wonderful blog site! Robbie is an RRBC author and possesses many talents including the wonderful art of baking. Along with her son, Michael, Robbie wrote several children’s stories that include recipes for children to try. Sir Chocolate is the character in all of these amazing books and he has many adventures! But that’s not all. Robbie also writes poetry, short stories and has a knack for writing paranormal stories. Please take a look around her site at all of her books!

We are discussing book titles at her blog site today. I’d love to chat with you!

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/booktour-ghostly-interference-by-jan-sikes/

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Day 17: Yvette Calleiro

Day 18: Sarah Stuart and Julie Samrick

Comments are closed here because I want you to comment on the blog sites, please. 🙂 And Thank You!

BOOK TOUR Day 18! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE #romance #ghost #newrelease @wildrosepress @juliesamrick @sasspip

The tour bus is rolling again!

And it is going to be doing some magic traveling today as I will be with Author, Julie Samrick in California and Author, Sarah Stuart in England.

Sarah Stuart wrote a series of 5 books, The Royal Command Saga, of which I devoured the first four with the fifth waiting on my Kindle. She followed that with the Richard and Maria trilogy. If you love drama with unpredictable plot twists, you will love Sarah’s books! In the meantime, I hope you’ll join us on her blog site where we are discussing how a passion for music can and does drive Ghostly Interference!

https://authorsarahstuart.com/2021/01/07/ghostly-intervention-my-favourite-book-from-readers-favorite-2020/

Julie Samrick has written a book that couldn’t be more timely considering the volatile political climate in the United States. How People Get Their Politics: Conversations with Americans About the Experiences that Shaped Their Political Belief takes an in-depth look into what makes people choose political sides. We have a special surprise waiting for you at Julie’s place, so I hope you’ll join us!

https://www.juliesamrick.com/blog/welcome-author-jan-sikes

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Day 17: Yvette Calleiro

Comments are closed here because I want you to comment on the blog sites, please. 🙂 And Thank You!

BOOK TOUR Day 16! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE #romance #ghost #newrelease @wildrosepress @YvetteMCalleiro

The tour bus is rolling again!

Today’s host is none other than the super talented RRBC and RWISA author, Yvette Calleiro! Not only is Yvette a talented writer, but she is also an educator. Her YA Diasodz series has won numerous awards and most recently she published a short story, Breathless.

Do you think reading can lead to writing? Come on over to Yvette’s and let’s talk about it!

http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com/2021/01/book-tour-day-ghostly-interference.html

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Day 16: Mae Clair and Jacquie Biggar

Comments are closed here because I want you to comment on the blog sites, please. 🙂 And Thank You!

BOOK TOUR Day 16! GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE #romance #ghost #newrelease @wildrosepress @MaeClair1 @JacqBiggar

The tour bus is rolling again!

I am a huge fan of both of the ladies who are hosting me today on this tour.

Mae Clair is a prolific writer who has a knack for including myths, magic, and folklore in her work. The Hode’s Hill Series is off-the-charts good! I read all three books in the series and loved each one. Mae is also a part of the Story Empire blog team and is wonderfully generous when it comes to supporting others.

So, off to Mae’s place we go to talk about seeing auras. I also shared a couple of aura photos I had taken at two different time periods. Come on over and let’s chat!

https://maeclair.net/2021/01/05/guest-author-jan-sikes-and-auras-ghostlyinterference-newrelease/

Then as soon as you leave Mae’s, please hop on the bus and let’s ride over to Jacquie Biggar‘s place! Or you may want to visit Jacquie’s place first. 🙂 Either way, you will be entertained! Jacquie is a USA Today Bestselling author and has a large catalog that encompasses everything from standalones to series to anthologies, and you can see them all on her Amazon Author page.

You’ll find an enlightening character interview with Rena Jett, on Jacquie’s blog. I’d love for you to join us!

https://jacqbiggar.com/2021/01/05/newrelease-ghostly-interference-jansikes3-mcromance/

Also, if you missed any of the stops so far you can still visit and join in the fun!

Day 1: D.L. Finn and Amber Daulton

Day 2: Petticoats & PistolsStaci TroiloMarcia Meara

Day 3: Gwen Plano

Day 4: Joan Hall

Day 5: Mark Bierman

Day 6: Patty Perrin

Day 7: Miriam Hurdle and Balroop Singh

Day 8: C.S. Boyack

Day 9: John W. Howell

Day 10: Debby Gies

Day ll: Harmony Kent

Day 12: Pete Springer

Day 13: Pat Garcia

Day 14: Judith Barrow

Day 15: Heather Kindt

Comments are closed here because I want you to comment on the blog sites, please. 🙂 And Thank You!