Friday, January 19, 2018

Lizzy Stevens - Lucinda's Story: Ravencrest 1 is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Lizzy Stevens' New Short Story: Lucinda's Story: Book One - Ravencrest 1 

Amazon Best Selling Author Lizzy Stevens writes Paranormal, Romance and Woman's fiction.

Lucinda's Story

Ravencrest 1 -Book One

Author: Lizzy Stevens


Lucinda Ravencrest’s whole world was turned upside down when her aunt that she barely knew left an estate to her. There were stipulations to it. She could not sell the estate and she had to take care of the people who lived there was what she was told.

What she found out when she got there was nothing like she was told. Secrets started to come out, and some were downright crazy

Lucinda didn’t know whether to run or to embrace this crazy new life. How was she to handle all of this?

Excerpt from Lucinda's Story: Ravencrest 1

When they got out to the garage and the door closed behind them Lucinda turned to Marcus. “Thanks for helping me. I’m sure you will wish you hadn’t agreed to this after a couple of hours.”

Marcus laughed. “It won’t be that bad.”

“I don’t even know how to throw a punch. Really. And now apparently there are warlocks, demons, witches and who knows what else coming after me. This is crazy.”

Marcus could see that she was worried. “This is all true. But it’s not like they are lined up today. This is what will be part of your new life now. Moving forward you will have to be a fighter. You will have to go up against these things. And then one day there will be a big epic for lack of better description at the moment.” He laughed. “big epic battle. Because Ravencrest manor is what they all want and need. The evil entities of the world need the power that it holds. Some of the tools that are there, some of the potions alone that are there in the wrong hands could do major damage. But let’s not get off topic. That is for a later time. That battle won’t happen today. First, we have to train you to fight. Then we have to teach you to use your powers. We will teach you your history as we go. So, let’s get started.”

Lucinda walked over and sat her water bottle down that Mary had made her on the table and walked up on the treadmill to get warmed up. She set it to run for ten minutes on a slow run. She glanced over at Marcus.

“Okay I have it set for 10 minutes like you said.” She started a slow run.

“When we start the sparring or whatever you call it go easy on me. I’m serious. I don’t know how to fight. I’ve never had any training. At all.”

“It’s fine.” He said. “When I hit you it’s not going to hurt. You are a Ravencrest. You won’t feel a thing. When I knock you down, you will feel no pain.”

Lucinda stopped walking, turned off the treadmill, got off, and walked over to him. “Really? Seriously? That is in my bloodline?” She was talking faster and more excited than she had expected to. “You mean you can really hit me as hard as you want and I won’t feel it. Or If I get cut I won’t bleed. Any of that.”

By now Marcus couldn’t hold back his laughter. “No. It’s going to hurt like a bitch when I hit you. You aren’t invincible.”

“Oh, you are horrible.” She stomped off back to the treadmill. “I can’t believe you did that. You know that I don’t know any of this stuff. Of course, I’m going to listen and believe you.” She was mad and didn’t want to look at him. She looked straight ahead while she ran.

Marcus knew he had to do something to get her out of her mood or it would be a very long day. “Okay. I’m sorry. I crossed the lines. I shouldn’t have done that. But come on you have to admit. That was funny.

Author: Lizzy Stevens

Author Genre: Paranormal, Romance and Woman's fiction

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Author Description: Lizzy Stevens is an Amazon International Best Selling Author. She writes paranormal/ romance and woman's fiction. She's a wife & mother of 2 boys.

Lizzy has been writing most of her life but got her first official contract in 2008. 2013 was an exciting year for her. She became an International Best Selling author on Amazon.

Author's Book List
The Road Less Travelled - Mia And Mason's Story Book 1
Mia had dreams of being successful and becoming a Best-Selling author but she wouldn’t take shortcuts to get there. She worked hard in every aspect of her life.

She didn’t have much family to speak of but Nate and Mary were more family to her than her real family. She would do anything for them and they for her. They owned the diner that Mia worked at.

Everything changed for Mia when Nate had to have a back surgery and be out of work for weeks. They called in their nephew, Mason, to help them during their time of need. Mia knew Mason when she was a child but hadn’t seen him in years. She didn’t know what to expect since the only thing she could remember was a boy that used to pick on her and pull her ponytail when they were young.

Mia and Mason spent a lot of time together as the weeks passed. They grew closer and both gave everything they had to help Nate and Mary.

Mia got a call from a film producer interested in one of her books but she needed to fly to L.A. to have a meeting with him. She didn’t want to go alone because it would be nice to have a friend along for the trip. However, there was no way that Mary or Nate could come with her because of Nate’s surgery. Mia was surprised when Mason offered to go along with her.

Was Mason only spending time with Mia because he felt like he should? Or Were they beginning to become more than friends?

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Don't Make A Wish
100% of all of the proceeds of this book will be given to:

The Epilepsy Foundation
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This book has two short stories in one. The first one is:

Don’t Make A Wish.

Written by International Best Selling Author Lizzy Stevens her husband Steve Miller and their two boys Jason Miller and Noah Miller.

Tara’s day goes from bad to worse when she finds a lamp while cleaning out her grandma’s attic after she died. She found an old lamp with a note attached. ““Whoever finds this lamp, Take my advice. Do not rub the lamp. Do not make a wish. Put it back where you found it and run away.” Tara thought her grandma was just making a joke until she accidently rubbed the lamp and the genie popped out.

Mark, the Genie of the lamp, was not very happy to be a genie any longer. He wanted out of his life. So what he did to show that he wasn’t happy was that no matter what the person wished for he would twists and turn the words of the wish and make it a little more fun for him and not so much fun for the person who made the wish.

After two wishes went in the wrong direction, Tara wished to be left alone which in turn, Mark sent her to a deserted Island. He thought he was being his usual funny self until his punishment was to be sent there with her, but he was sent without his powers.

How will this all work out for Mark and Tara? How will they get off the island without his powers?

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I Think God Is Mad At Me
Caterina Daniels was having a hard time. She had no real friends and her only family member, her grandpa, had cancer with a few days left to live. She didn’t know how much more she could handle when she walked into the hospital chapel, looked up to the ceiling, and said the words…

“God. If you do exist.” She let out a big sigh. “I mean. God. If you are there, I’m sorry for whatever I have done to make you mad at me.”

She thought the chapel was empty. But an older woman named Martha was sitting over to side. When Caterina met Martha it changed her whole life. Martha becomes a close friend to her. Caterina leans on her through her difficult time.

Martha sends her son, Jackson, to Caterina to help through a difficult time. Caterina and Jackson become fast friends but is there more than friendship waiting for them?

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Deadly Secrets: The Lies
She soon finds out that her grandfather hasn’t been completely honest with her. He has been keeping deadly secrets from her. She is devastated to learn all the lies and manipulation he has bestowed upon her. She helped kill a man because of these lies.

What is she going to do? She has to make him pay for what he has done to her?

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Deadly Secrets: The Lesson
Skylar Madison wasn’t like every other girl about to turn eighteen. Her family had secrets; too many secrets. As her birthday approached, she grew more and more anxious. They were going to make her be part of the family business soon, even if she didn’t want any part of it. She needed to find a way out.

Having a job in a family business would be any young adults dream. However; when your family business was to be a paid assassin it wasn’t exactly Skylar’s dream job.

She had to spend her senior year learning how to shoot a gun at the gun range with her trainer, Anthony. She only had a few weeks before her birthday. At eighteen she would be given her first job. She had a short amount of time to try and convince her grandfather to let her out of the business or she would have to kill somebody for the first time.

Time is running out. What will Skylar do?

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Winter Romance
Jennifer Mahoney meets Jeffrey, the love of her life, the winter of her senior year in high school. Jeffrey, her best friend's cousin, is visiting for the holidays. He is in town for the winter break staying with his aunt and uncle. Jennifer spends every waking moment with him and falls in love fast. She thought it was a lasting love and that they would be together forever. However, timing is way off for Jennifer and Jeffrey. Life is getting in the way. He suddenly leaves without a word.

Ten years pass and Jennifer has to bury her best friend and become the mother to her child all at once. She runs into Jeffrey during this time and finds herself very angry with him. Her head and heart are flooded with emotions she thought she buried years ago.

How will she handle everything happening in her life? Is there any hope left for her and Jeffrey?

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Hanna's Secret - Pretty Little Liars
The town of Rosewood hasn't been the same since one of their own went missing. When Alison DiLaurentis disappeared, the lives of many changed. Her best friends Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings were left with huge holes in their hearts.

One year after Alison went missing, strange texts started coming to the girls. They were always signed "A". The person sending them always knew their deepest darkest secrets. The texts would be threatening them to do what "A" wanted or else.

In "Hanna's Secret", Hanna Marin is the latest victim of "A".

Will Hanna be able to protect herself and her friends or will "A" do more damage to her life?

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An Unexpected Love
Olivia Vandergate’s life is turned upside down when she finds out that she is pregnant. In love with her high school sweetheart she followed him to college. The problem was she grew up and he didn’t. All he wanted to do was go from party to party and reminisce about the good old days of playing ball. She knew it wasn't what her child deserved.

She had no choice. Enlisting the help of her father, a prominent man with many connections, he'd know what was best. He set his plan in motion. He arranged a marriage with a more suitable father and husband for her daughter.

Avery Wentworth would be the man to marry Olivia, keeping the secret of the child's parentage forever hidden. Daddy's money ensured that. But how is she supposed to marry a man she doesn’t even know? Much less love?

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Blackbeard's Treasure
Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard, was killed November 22, 1718. Two months before, he purposely ran his ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground at what is now called Beaufort Inlet.

He emptied the ship of all treasures into his other ship, The Tender, and fled to where nobody knows. Two months later, when he reappeared, he was killed in battle, and his body was tossed into the ocean. To this day, nobody knows where the treasure went.

For years, people have searched high and low for his treasure. It has been said that Blackbeard said nobody but he and the devil knew where it was located.

Cassie Andrews returns to Branson Missouri to clean out her grandfather’s house, who recently passed away. While emptying the attic she comes across an old diary belonging to a woman who claims to have been married to Edward Teach. Cassie soon realizes that she holds the key to the famous Blackbeard’s Treasure.

Cassie turns to her friend Levi for help in finding the treasure. "In her zeal to uncover the clues to Blackbeard's Treasure Cassie lands herself in the hospital.

Attraction explodes off the page as Levi nurses Cassie back to health and together they experience the adventure of a lifetime to uncover their true feelings for one another and Blackbeard's Treasure.

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A Lost Memory
Alley wakes up in a strange bed. She has no idea who she is or where she is. Pain shoots through her head like a bolt of lightning every time she moves. As she drifts off to sleep images of a faraway land and a handsome man with sandy blonde hair and six pack abs fills her head. He keeps saying “Alley come back to me.” Who is he and how does she know him?

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Midnight Falls: The Beginning
Angel Michael’s is on the run from an angry warlock, Eric, who wants her dead. She is a new witch who doesn’t fully understand her powers. She knows it won’t be long before he hunts her down and kills her. She has to make it to the only person that can protect her, Hunter McDaniels. Along the way she is distracted by a mortal, Wade Jenson, and his normal family life. Part of her believes she can walk away from the magic world and be normal with him, but Eric will have no part of it. What will her fate be? Can she be normal? Will she make it to Hunter’s?

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Rachel's Legacy - The Rachel Connors Saga Book 1
Rachel Connors loved her life, and her job as a manager at a ski resort in Aspen Colorado, but after learning she was ill, she decided to take a long needed vacation to her parent's home. This was when she met Kyle Landers, who in her absence had moved into her parent's lives, and before he'd even met Rachel, Kyle had decided not to like her. Kyle had been alone in the world when Rachel's parents had taken him in; and he couldn't understand why their ungrateful daughter had chosen to distance herself from them.

Rachel and Kyle grew closer, and she knew she was falling for him. Everything changed when Rachel was scheduled to meet Kyle, but a call from her doctor summoned her back to Aspen, telling her parents there was a problem at work. When Kyle hears of this, he boards a plane to find her, learning the truth of her condition. Their love blossomed but it was to be short lived when on their flight back to the ranch the plane crashed. Despite an extensive search, Kyle was never found, and Rachel was forced to go on without him.

Four years had passed, and Rachel's relationship with Marcus, her new boyfriend, was moving to a different level, but at the same time, the thought dead Kyle had come out of his coma; his mind lost in the events four years earlier. After Rachel accepted Marcus' proposal, Kyle returns, leaving Rachel with a dilemma. For four years Marcus had been by her side, but now Kyle was back, wanting her just as much as he had the day of the crash. She needed to get away to make her decision, so she left for Aspen, only Kyle followed her to try to convince her that they belonged together.

Who will Rachel Chose? Is Kyle’s love enough to bring her back to him?

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Caleb's Whole World - Pretty Little Liars
The town of Rosewood changed the day Alison DiLaurentis disappeared. Not only did it change the lives of her best friends Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings but it also changed the lives of the men who loved them.

Caleb Rivers would do anything to protect his girlfriend, Hanna. The problem was; how was he supposed to protect her from a monster he couldn't even see? Every time he thought they were a step closer to finding out who 'A' really was they would get pushed back several steps. Hanna was his whole world and protecting her was all he wanted to do.

Will he be enough to protect her? Will he be able to stop 'A'?

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