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Monday, February 1, 2016

Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time Cover Reveal!

Tick Tock Cover Reveal

Hi everyone! You’re just in time for the cover reveal of Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time by the Authors of Wicked Ink Books. Tick Tock features stories by fantasy and science fiction authors Shawn McGuire, A.G. Henley, Corinne O’Flynn, Sue Duff, Wendy Terrien, Rebecca Taylor, and Kristi Helvig. All of these stories feature some element of time in them and promise to be great reading! It will be released on March 28, 2016. In the meantime, I am happy to bring you the cover of Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time as well as a teaser or two from the different stories. There’s also a giveaway running from now until it’s released, so be sure to enter that too! Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a great day! 

Before I show you the cover, how about the blurb?   

Seven Fantasy and Science Fiction authors have twisted time into tales of adventure, mystery, horror, and romance. 
A serial killer returns years later to finish what was started. 
A coffee shop offers a respite for the cursed. 
A hangover masks the horrors of the previous night. 
A princess’s wedding gift comes with a price. 
A locked apartment door hides a chilling secret. 
A girl wakes up in an asylum and must survive, and escape. 
A young woman must protect the past to thwart a thief from the future. 
All it takes is a second . . . a minute . . . an hour . . . for everything to change.

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Are you ready for the cover? 

 Okay, here it is!

  Tick Tock cover

About Wicked Ink Books

Wicked Ink Books was launched in 2015 with one goal: Join together a group of sci-fi and fantasy authors and build themed anthologies for our readers to enjoy. Our first release, coming Spring 2016, features the works of authors Corinne O’Flynn, Kristi Helvig, Rebecca Taylor, Sue Duff, Shawn McGuire, Wendy Terrien, and A.G. Henley.


Brittany: Hey guys, I really adore Kristi Helvig and her work. I wanted to share some more info with all of you about her, as well as a teaser from her story in TICK TOCK: SEVEN TALES OF TIME!

Countdown Café by Kristi Helvig

Six Days Before

Six months is considered the acceptable amount of time for grieving. Anything over that allotment pushes your parent-mandated therapist to change your diagnosis from the rather blasĂ© and benign sounding Adjustment Disorder to the more somber and serious Major Depressive Disorder. The elusive happiness fairy neglected to wave her magic wand over me by the deadline, so here I am—again—sitting on the scratchy couch across from Dr. Debbie.

While she drones on about the stages of bereavement, which I’m apparently failing worse than senior year trigonometry, I stare at the painting behind her. Ocean waves lap at a deserted seashore while a lighthouse juts out over craggy rocks.

“What are you thinking?” Dr. Debbie asks. I shrug. “I guess I’m wondering why you have an ocean scene in your office when the Midwest is nowhere near the coast?”

She peeks over her shoulder at the painting behind her. “I thought it would be relaxing. Do you like it?”

A deep sigh escapes me. “It makes me wish I were somewhere else.”

Dr. Debbie’s eyes light up like she can sense an impending breakthrough. She leans forward in her cracked, faux leather chair.

KRISTI HELVIG is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. Her first novel, BURN OUT (Egmont USA/Lerner Publishing), which Kirkus Reviews called “a scorching series opener not to be missed,” follows 17-year-old Tora Reynolds, one of Earth’s last survivors, when our sun burns out early. In the sequel, STRANGE SKIES, out 4/28/2015, Tora makes it to a new planet only to discover a whole new host of problems—and the same people who still want her dead. Order Kristi’s books through Amazon or your favorite local retailer. Kristi muses about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and behaviorally-challenged dogs.

Check out more of my gushing over Kristi by reading my reviews of her books BURN OUT and STRANGE SKIES. Plus my interview with Kristi!

To contact any of the individual authors or learn more about their work, please go to the Wicked Ink Books website.


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  1. Wow! I love anthologies and to get a sample of each of these authors' writing is a fabulous opportunity (not to mention fun!).

    1. Anthologies are great =) I hope you pick this one up and enjoy it!