Eeek! I’m going to go live #releasedayparty

Hey guys 😀

The Colorless Release Day is just around the corner, and I wanted to tell you guys about the book-birthday party I’m throwing on Facebook. There’s going to be games, prizes, amazing author drop ins, and a kindle fire giveaway. Also, I’m going to go live (for the first time EVER) at the beginning of the giveaway.

Have any questions you want me to answer while I’m live? Write them in the comments!

The party starts at 10 am EDT and goes all day until 11pm EDT. It’s all online and you can drop in whenever you want!! I’ll be featuring Colorless from noon to 2 pm, EDT.

You can join the party by clicking here:

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Have you preordered your copy of Colorless yet 😉 😉 ? You can grab one by clicking here:

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Meet the Fantasy & Sci-fi Authors co-hosting the Colorless Release Day Party!

11-12 pm (EDT) Sheri-Lynn Marean

I never thought I’d be an author… A1Du9z2cHdL._UX250_
I’m also a professional animal artist who spent most of my life riding/working with horses. Now I’m married with kids. And pets–a golden retriever who steals socks, a cat who brings live mice inside & two kittens who believe our house their jungle gym…
I’ve always been an avid reader and released my first book in March of 2016

Grab her book for FREE!!









2-3 pm (EDT) Sarah K.L Wilson



Visit her website


3-4 pm (EDT) K.M. Robinson

91DErhq4E+L._UX250_K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

Visit her website


5-6pm (EDT) J & L Wells51Hu5ZSPCEL._UX250_

Judy and Laura Wells are a mother and daughter writing duo from the heart of England. Between the two of them they own three beautiful but mad Japanese Shiba Inus and two not so active tortoises.

They’ve dabbled with a few different genres in the past, but contemporary romance has been their first love since they began writing. Perfect Imperfections is Book One in their Moments series.

Check out their Amazon


6 – 7 pm (EDT) Catherine Banks


Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Pirate Princess, Daughter of Lions, and many more. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full length novel at the age of fifteen. She is married to her soulmate and best friend, Avery, who she has two amazing children with. After her full time job she reads books, plays video games, and watches a lot of anime shows and movies with her family to relax.


7 – 8 pm (EDT) J. M. Page


J.M. Page writes timeless fairytales with a sci-fi twist. You can expect sweeping adventures in far-off galaxies, love in unexpected places, and of course a Happily Ever After every time!

Visit Her Website


8–9 pm (EDT) Lichelle Slater


Lichelle lives in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley, Utah and has loved books since she was born. Her mom read to her until she could read, always took her to the library to get more books, and she often got in trouble for staying up all night reading. Her dad read The Hobbit to her and her siblings, giving a different voice for each character.

Lichelle fell in love with the magic of words and has always wanted to share that magic with others. This past year she finally decided to make her dreams come true and has books now available in all sorts of genres. One thing is for certain: she leaves you feeling a touch of magic, and there’s always a dragon.

Visit her amazon page


9–10 pm (EDT) LM Preston


L.M. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds introduced series such as The Pack, Bandits, Purgatory Reign and her LUV novellas. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

Visit her website


Grab her book Bandits for $0.99 by clicking here:

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Hazel, a #free exclusive prequel

Hey there 🙂

So, it’s been a while since I posted to my blog–sorry, guys. Honestly, I’ve been focusing a lot more on my weekly newsletter lately. But, I’m here now 🙂 and I wanted to tell you guys about Hazel! Hazel is a FREE prequel to Colorless (coming 8/82017), that I’m giving away now EXCLUSIVELY to my newsletter subscribers (as in, there’s no other place to get it–it’s not for sale anywhere). If you’re interested, here’s a little more about it:



Fifteen-year-old Hazel Hampton expects many things from her coming out ball. Laughter. Joy. A full ballroom. An overflowing dance card. And most precious of all, the chance to steal a dance with the forbidden boy whom she loves. What she doesn’t expect is to be arrested on the charges of sorcery and murder.


Get it HERE





And, just in case you missed it, here’s a little something about Colorless, which is on sale now for $0.99 and releases on August 8th.

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In Domengrad, there are rules all must live by: Fear the Gods. Worship the Magicians. Forsake the Iconoclasts.

To Annabelle Klein, the rules laid down by the Magicians are the mere ramblings of stuffy old men. As far as she’s concerned, the historic Iconoclasts, heretics who nearly destroyed the Magicians so long ago, are nothing but myth. She has much more important matters to worry about.

Heiress to a manor mortgaged down to its candlesticks and betrothed to her loathsome cousin, sixteen-year-old Annabelle doubts the gods could forsake her more.

Then Annabelle is informed of her parents’ sudden and simultaneous deaths, and all of the pigment drips out of her skin and hair, leaving her colorless. Within moments, Annabelle is invisible and forgotten by all who know her.

Living like a wraith in her own home, Annabelle discovers that to regain her color she must solve the mystery behind her parents’ murders and her strange transformation.

Meanwhile, hundreds of the Magicians’ monks, with their all-black eyes and conjoined minds, have usurped control of Annabelle’s family manor. An Iconoclast is rumored to be about—a person who they claim goes unseen, unheard, and lost to memory, yet is the greatest threat to all of Domengrad. For the first time in a hundred years, the monks plan to unleash the dire wolves of old.

Their only target: Annabelle.


Giveaways, Sales and FREE Books

Rita Stradling Books Updates!

Hey! Happy Friday, yet again!

I just wanted to share five amazing books for $0.99, two really cool giveaways and a couple of brand new Instafreebie group giveaways (one of which is on my website :).

Here’s a special Kindle Fire Giveaway to celebrate the upcoming release of Colorless (there’s only four days left to enter!): Link!

Want to join the RS Books Street team? You’re always welcome!

Click here:



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Here are some new releases, $0.99 cent sales, and FREE books that I thought you might love ❤

Now for $0.99


by Michelle Merrill

Now Only $0.99

The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world.

After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone.

Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind—or her eyes—off him and his annoyingly cute dimples.

To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three deaths occur, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one.

With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.

NOTE: Granted is an urban fantasy adventure & romance for young adults with genies, murder and mystery! It deals with teenage rites of passage and being a teen.



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Born of Aether

By A.L. Knorr

Now only $0.99!

They say if you tell a lie long enough, you’ll eventually believe it, but Akiko will never forget who she really is.

Akiko Susumu is not what she seems. Her life as a normal teen living in a coastal Canadian town is a complete sham. The old man she lives with is not her grandfather, he’s her captor. And Akiko isn’t a teen. In fact, she isn’t even human.

But Akiko isn’t allowed to share the reality of her true nature with a single soul. Not even her three best friends know of the power she could wield, given the chance.

So, when she’s sent back to her homeland to steal an ancient samurai sword, she jumps at the chance to secure her freedom. Only to get caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the most dangerous crime syndicate in Japan.

Can Akiko escape with her life and her soul, or is true freedom as elusive as the Aether she was born from?



Now for $0.99


By Anna Santos


Who would you rather have—a vampire or an angel—for a soul-mate?

Innocent Aria never imagined that her dream trip to Paris would change her life forever. She is soon thrown into a world where vampires, angels, gargoyles and werewolves exist.

After being rejected and almost dying, Aria finds herself stuck in a dangerous love triangle where her freedom and happiness are at stake.

Who will Aria choose to love forever? The gorgeous but ruthless vampire who sentenced her to Hell or the breathtaking and possessive angel Prince who offers her redemption and a brand new pair of wings.

Find out in Captive.



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The Soul Guide

By Kelly Stock

Now Only $0.99!

The Soul Guide is a riveting Urban / Paranormal Fantasy that will keep you turning pages until its very end.

Sybil has been chosen as the next Soul Guide. Her job is to ensure light and life remain on Earth. But with such responsibility comes much danger and she is being hunted. With the help of Bertram, the old Caretaker, and Alec, her Guardian she must reach the Veil to complete the passing over ceremony before the Master and the Mephisto get to her first.

On her journey from the streets of London, to the gothic Clayhill Manor and beyond through doors only the Caretaker can see, Sybil will find herself embroiled in a hidden world where the fate of the human race is quite literally in her hands. Will she be able to fulfil her destiny? Can she trust the young man whose been sent to protect her or the Caretaker who seems lost to his own grief? Read book one of the Soul Guide series to find out.



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The Dark Ones

by Gaja J. Kos

Now Only $0.99!

In a world ruled by lethal Slavic immortals, Rose and her pack of Black werewolves are drawn into the beginning of a war as they try to uncover the being behind the mass murder of White werewolves.

Because the nature of the killings obstructs the normal passage of souls, Veles, the sultry lord of the underworld, offers Rose his assistance; the were is left facing not only the new knowledge of the pack’s hidden lineage but also her growing fondness for the arrogant god…

To win the war, the pack must ascend to The Dark Ones. But to do so, they must be willing to risk being on the receiving end of the immortal community’s wrath.

I thought this giveaway looked pretty neat, click on the image to enter!

And . . . dum, dum, dum FREE Books!



Book Rebel & Ensnared (finished version) is on #NetGalley! #giveaway

Hey guys,

Just a quick note. So, for those of you who love free books (like me!), I want to tell you about an awesome discovery and a really cool giveaway. There’s a new free and bargain book site that’s launching on June 5th, that’s comparable to Bookbub on how amazing their deals are (and they’re VERY selective, too!). AND… if you sign up before the launch date, you’re entered into this amazing giveaway (click on the image to learn more):




Are you a NetGalley reviewer? The finished copy of Ensnared is on NetGalley for professional reviewers for one month only. Unfortunately, if you’ve already picked it up, I’m pretty sure you’re stuck with the ARC. But, if you haven’t grabbed it yet, you can request it here: LINK

Happy Book Birthday! Ensnared is out now! #scifi #beautyandthebeast

Ensnared Book Birthday

A Near Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

Get it here: AMAZON

Free on Kindle Unlimited

[You might be like, “Wait , what?! That’s not the Ensnared cover!”
I know, I’m sorry for the confusion. Last minute, the publisher, Kindle Press, and I decided to switch the cover. If you want to talk about it, feel free to email or msg me. But, yay, Ensnared is up and running! ]

Join the Release day party going on right now!

(Tuesday 12 pm – 9 pm ET)

Link: HERE

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Can’t Make it Today? I’ll be doing a takeover on the Shattered Worlds Boxset Wednesday!

Join the fun, here: Link


Also, wanted to share: here’s some paranormal and dystopian books all for $0.99 (psst… one of my books might be in there 😉 )

Link: HERE


Join the Rita Stradling Books Street Team

Rita Stradling STREET TEAM

Hi there! I just created a facebook groups street team. A street team is a place where I’ll give out ARC copies, post for beta readers and give out book swag. It’s also a place where I’ll tell secrets that I’m not making public yet .

I’m also inviting other author friends to give out their ARCs or post for beta readers here.

If you’re a fan of my books (or are interested in grabbing some free copies) and would like to get involved, I’d be so honored if you joined! Everything is given out for free, and you’ll be the first to receive books, updates, etc. I’m going to keep it pretty small, no spammy posts, more like a community.

So, this week I’m giving out two of these Making Bad Choices custom mugs randomly to people who are part of the club.


Here’s a link if you want to check it out:

Release Day Party invite from RS Books! #giveaway

realse day partyHi 🙂

So, I’m really excited to invite you to the two book release day party of ENSNARED and BEGIN AGAIN on May 23rd! Kathryn Kelly and I have been having a lot of fun planning it for you guys. It’s going to be great!  I would be so honored to have you there to celebrate Ensnared and Begin Again! Begin Again (published by Kindle Press) is a soon to be released romance from a fabulous author Kathryn Kelly! The party will be online and will have awesome prizes (including a Kindle Fire e-reader). You can drop in at any time or stay for the whole thing 🙂 Hope to see you there!

You can join the party: HERE


I also have some awesome new releases, sales and free books to share ❤



By Maya Hughes

Now Only $0.99 on Amazon

When Alex left Gabe, he knew she walked away with his heart, he didn’t know she’d walked away with more than that—his baby.
Alex fell for Gabe Stevens before he opened his mouth. His striking green eyes and easy style had her tripping over her coffee pot the minute she laid eyes on him. But he was more than just a pretty face. Her good-looking customer just happened to be a rising movie star on the fast track to fame.
A whirlwind romance sweeps Alex off her feet, eventually taking them to LA where everything falls apart. When she thinks he wants nothing to do with her she leaves, finding herself on her own… and pregnant.
Once he discovers the truth he’ll do everything it takes to win her back and make a life with her and their new daughter. But it’s not always easy to get a second chance with love, and some wounds are hard to heal.
This standalone romance is the first in a series and guarantees an HEA.



Kiss of a Vampire
By Martha Woods
Get it for FREE here: INSTAFREEBIE

Tessa was a runaway as a teenager—her parents put her in an institution when she told them she could read minds. After they died she was put into a foster home where she was abused mentally and physically from the time she was twelve years old. At sixteen, unable to take it anymore, she runs away from home. Now twenty-five, she has lived out of her car and trailer for years, moving from state to state and making her living as a psychic. She reads minds but can’t tell the future. Other than that she has no other extraordinary powers. Her foster parents are still in California.

Kristian a two hundred years old Vampire. He has been alone most of that time, and has never gotten over the woman who made him. He killed her to save his own life, but there remains a bond never broken, even though she’s gone now. He is immediately drawn to Tessa, the enigmatic human who can read minds. He’s not sure what the attraction is, but he knows it goes beyond her ability to read minds or the fact that she can help him.

When a group of powerful Witches, the Calders, who are seeking to abolish vampires from the face of the Earth, Tessa and Kristian must now fight not only for their own survival but to protect one another.


By Dean F. Wilson
Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide—if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

Meet Nox, the Coilhunter. A mechanic and toymaker by trade, a bounty hunter by circumstance. He isn’t in it for the money. He’s in it for justice, and there’s a lot of justice that needs to be paid.

Between each kill, he’s looking for someone who has kept out of his crosshairs for quite a while—the person who murdered his wife and children. The trail has long gone cold, but there are changes happening, the kind of changes that uncover footprints and spent bullet casings.

Plagued by nightmares, he’s made himself into a living one, the kind the criminals and conmen fear.

So, welcome, fair folk, to the Wild North. If the land doesn’t get you, the Coilhunter will.



By Jenn Nixon
$0.99 on AMAZON

After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her twin brother, Duncan, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.

Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina inside an alien escape pod and narrowly saves her after she trips the alarm.

As the mystery and their relationship deepens, Liam helps Dina learn the truth behind her abilities while uncovering a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon, exposing dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth that may change the future forever.


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by Alisha Costanzo

With an old war raging between vampires and shifters, Ria must learn to refocus her life if she’s going to survive.

Her renegade fight was just the beginning. The queen is recruiting new soldiers. Ria’s going on vicious missions with her battle buddy. And her explosive abilities are malfunctioning at inopportune moments.

So now, Ria must forgo her selfish desires to compartmentalize her life, but what’s she to do when she can’t save everyone she wants to? One girl may not be capable of taking down an empire. Good thing Ria’s got help.



Link to the Giveaway!