Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Bitter Harvest Series, by Ann Gimpel



Welcome to this stop in the 
Bitter Harvest Series Blog Tour,
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Bewitching Book Tours!!



Betrayed
(Bitter Harvest, Book 4)
Ann Gimpel
Paperback, 304 pages
CreateSpace, January 19, 2018
Digital Edition, 306 pages
Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
February 5, 2018
Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:  Breaking the world is a hard act to follow. Karin’s watched magic ebb and flow over her long life. A healer by nature, as well as a wolf Shifter, she fixes what she can and buries her personal needs deep. In a race against time, she and a small group of Shifters and humans are sailing toward a gateway in the Arctic. If they can’t close it, Earth will be doomed, but getting that far is proving tricky. Daide’s a scientist, first and foremost. Once a world-renowned expert on treating cetaceans, his skills are rusty. Ten years as a Vampire altered a whole lot, and he’s still exploring his brand-new Shifter magic. Karin caught his eye before they left Ushuaia, but she seems to be in love with a dolphin Shifter. Immersed in jealousy, Daide considers walking away, but he can’t give up. The only woman he’s ever loved is worth fighting for. Consequences be damned. Vampires, Witches, high-handed gods, Kelpies, and a host of others all want either the ship or the Shifters’ magic. Even the simplest tasks develop thorny edges, and misunderstandings threaten to destroy everything.




 Abandoned
(Bitter Harvest, Book 3)
Ann Gimpel
Paperback, 290 pages
CreateSpace, December 5, 2017
Digital Edition, 292 pages
Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
December 19, 2017
Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:
Breaking the world is a hard act to follow. A handful of Shifters. A hardy ship. An upside-down world where evil runs rampant and none of the old rules apply. Taking a stand against the Cataclysm solved a few problems. Others rushed in to fill in the void. Recco misses his cozy lab and well-organized veterinary clinic, but ten years as a Vampire stripped him of any illusions. Life is done handing him everything he wants. He could rail against fate—which never bought him much—or suck it up and keep going. Defeating the Cataclysm broke Vampirism’s hold on him, though. Even better, it threw Zoe square in his path. When Zoe left Ireland for a visiting professorship in Wyoming, she assumed she’d be home in a year. That assumption swung around and bit her in the butt. The Cataclysm, a spell trapping her in Ushuaia for a decade, may be gone, but it left a hell of a legacy. One that’s far from done pursuing her. Darkness stalks the ship. Evil that will stop at nothing to protect itself.




Twisted
(Bitter Harvest, Book 2)
Ann Gimpel
Paperback, 298 pages
CreateSpace, October 17, 2017
Digital Edition, 300 pages
Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
November 14, 2017
Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:  Breaking the world is a hard act to follow. A small group of Shifters sails south from Ushuaia, determined to assess what’s left of the world. A Vampire attack, a possessed priest, and a gateway to Hell mean that the fallout from the spell gone bad that pinned them in Ushuaia for years is far from gone. Back on a ship again, Juan reconstructs what’s always been a comfort zone. The sea is the only life he’s ever known—if you don’t count the ten years he spent as a Vampire. His new magic, fueled by a bond with a mountain cat, brings its own set of challenges, but they pale in comparison with the white-hot need knifing through him whenever Aura is anywhere close. A historian by trade, Aura deals in prophecies for her Shifter pack. Attraction for Juan ignited when they fought the Cataclysm, but she figures he left a string of broken hearts during his years as chief navigator on cruise ships. They have to work together. A self-indulgent affair could ruin everything. She does her damnedest to keep distance between them, but the ship’s not big enough to escape yearning for a future together.




 Deceived
(Bitter Harvest, Book 1)
Ann Gimpel
Paperback, 310 pages
CreateSpace, September 7, 2017
Digital Edition, 312 pages
Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
September 25, 2017
Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction

Synopsis:
 Breaking the world is a hard act to follow. The sea may have been a harsh mistress, but Viktor longs for the challenges of wind and weather, for the sound of waves crashing over his hull. Turned by a Master Vampire, he hates what he’s become, but there’s no escape. Not from Ushuaia that’s turned into a city of bones, or from the Vampire who rules him. Ketha and eleven other Shifters traveled to Ushuaia to harness the power of an eclipse and were trapped there when the world turned upside down. Ten years later, they’re staying one step ahead of Vampires who blame them for the cataclysm. With her luck running low, Ketha turns her badly depleted magic on the Vampire assigned to lock her away and gets sucked in by her own spell. Maybe magic can’t save the world, but love might be able to salvage what’s left.




About the Author

 
Ann Gimpel is a mountaineer at heart. Recently retired from a long career as a psychologist, she remembers many hours at her desk where her body may have been stuck inside four walls, but her soul was planning yet one more trip to the back country. Around the turn of the last century (that would be 2000, not 1900!), she managed to finagle moving to the Eastern Sierra, a mecca for those in love with the mountains. It was during long back country treks that Ann’s writing evolved. Unlike some who see the back country as an excuse to drag friends and relatives along, Ann prefers solitude. Stories always ran around in her head on those journeys, sometimes as a hedge against abject terror when challenging conditions made her fear for her life, sometimes for company. Eventually, she returned from a trip and sat down at the computer. Three months later, a five hundred page novel emerged. Oh, it wasn’t very good, but it was a beginning. And, she learned a lot between writing that novel and its sequel.
Around that time, a friend of hers suggested she try her hand at short stories. It didn’t take long before that first story found its way into print and they’ve been accepted pretty regularly since then. One of Ann’s passions has always been ecology, so her tales often have a green twist.
In addition to writing, Ann enjoys wilderness photography. She lugs pounds of camera equipment in her backpack to distant locales every year. A standing joke is that over ten percent of her pack weight is camera gear which means someone else has to carry the food! That someone is her husband. They’ve shared a life together for a very long time. Children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out their family.



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8 comments:

  1. Goodness, those are fascinating covers! Wonder who the artist is? The models? ;)

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    1. Hi, Sue!

      Yeah, aren't they? I'm going to find out the answers to your questions! I couldn't pass up such eye candy!! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  2. I was just wondering the same as Sue, who are those cover models? Obviously we have priorities... xD

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    1. Hi, Steph!

      Well, none of them is Fabian! Lol. Seriously, though, WHERE did they find these HUNKS, I wonder....Lol. I will definitely look into it!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  3. I wonder if those tattoos are a part of the culture in the novel? Melissa Marr does it in her Wicked Lovely novels.

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    1. Hi, Sue!

      It sure looks like the tats are, indeed, part of the culture of these novels. I'm going to buy the Kindle Edition of the first one and find out!

      Speaking of Melissa Marr, I have a couple of the Wicked Lovely books I need to get to....

      Thanks for commenting again!! <3 :)

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  4. Love the covers! Sounds like a great series too!

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    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yeah, these covers REALLY ROCK!!! And the plots also sound EXCITING!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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