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About chrystallathoma

Welcome to my blog. My name is Chrystalla and I am a Fantasy, Science Fiction and Romance author. I am Greek Cypriot and I like to write about fantastical creatures, crazy adventures, and family bonds. I live in Cyprus with my husband and my vast herds of books. I write fantasy, science-fiction and romance, often all mixed up.

LONDON FALLING Cover Reveal (NA romance)

LONDON FALLING by Chanel Cleeton

July 7th, 2014

Harlequin HQN (Digital First)

New Adult Contemporary Romance





We weren’t a relationship, we were a ticking time bomb…


Maggie Carpenter walked away from the hottest encounter of her life when she left the seductive glitz of England for summer break in her South Carolina hometown. Now that she’s returned to the International School in London—and sexy, privileged Samir Khouri is once again close enough to touch—she can’t help but remember the attraction, the drama … the heartbreak.


She can’t help but want him even more.


Samir can’t afford to fall for someone so far removed from his world, not when his time in London is running out. It’s his senior year—his last chance at freedom before he returns home to Lebanon. There, he’ll be expected to follow in his father’s footsteps—not follow his heart to Maggie. But when a scorching secret hookup becomes a temptation neither can resist, they’ll both have to fight to survive the consequences … and find a future together.


Don’t miss this explosive sequel to I See London, and the riveting conclusion to Maggie and Samir’s story. This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.


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Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel Cleeton moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves, swept her off her feet.

Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband.


Chanel is the author of the New Adult books I See London and London Falling with Harlequin HQN. Learn more about her on her website at Keep up with Chanel’s latest news, book giveaways, and more on her monthly newsletter at


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New release: The Weave (Episode 5 of Boreal and John Grey Season II)


Celebrating the release of The Weave (episode 5 – Boreal and John Grey II).



Summary: Finn’s memories have returned and his power is growing – something that must be kept secret from Dave. While Finn learns to control his power, the world tries to control him. Humans, elves, friends and foes, all want a piece of John Grey, dead or alive.
Meanwhile, Ella’s powers are also growing, in new and unexpected ways, and she needs to master them fast. The game is going to the next level, and Finn’s pessimistic predictions begin to make sense.
But Ella doesn’t believe in fate. She won’t let anyone take Finn, or the world; not on her shift. She will do what she has to do:
Be the Stabilizer the world has been waiting for and kick some serious ass…

Where to find it?


Have fun!

Cover reveal for “The Year We Fell Down” (New Adult Romance)

The year
She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.
Also, he’s taken.
Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else can quite understand.
They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.
But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.
Warm, funny, and often heartbreaking, The Year We Fell Down is New Adult contemporary romance. Contains: hot hockey players, too many pairs of crutches, gallows humor, Princess Bride references, and a slightly outrageous vibrator scene. (Sexual situations make the book suitable for ages 18+.)
The expected publication date is Monday, March 17th, 2014, on all of your favorite e-book websites.
Sarina Bowen writes contemporary romance and new adult fiction from the Green Mountains of Vermont. She lives with her husband, two children, eight chickens and an unwieldy pile of ski and hockey equipment.

Valentine story (freebie) in the world of Boreal and John Grey

Hey guys. I am currently writing episode 5 in the second season of Boreal and John Grey, and I thought to give you a little interlude with Finn and Ella in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s a short story about memories and love and fear – and I promise this time no gore and blood and fighting… I hope you like it!

You will find the file in the link underneath the picture below. Let me know if you have any problem downloading it. It’s a PDF as this is the only format wordpress will let me upload.

The story is also available on amazon, but I’m not posting the link not to confuse you.

So… here you go. Happy Valentine’s. Have a great day and happy reading. :)





New release: The Loop – Episode 4 (Boreal and John Grey Season II)

Hi guys. This will be a brief post, just to announce the release of The Loop – Episode 4 (Boreal and John Grey Season II) :)




You know you’ve reached your lowest low when you turn to your enemy for help — who also happens to be your boss and servant of the Dark Elves. But Ella can see no other choice as massive Gates open, the Shades attack from all sides, and Finn’s nightmares reveal a past darker than she’d ever thought possible.
But when the enemy is the only one with answers, Ella will do what she must to save Finn, and possibly, the world.

I hope you are enjoying Boreal and John Grey.

I am also preparing a short Valentine Day’s story for you with Ella and Finn, so stay tuned. ;)

Cover reveal for Dissension by author Katie Salidas

For those of us who like dystopian fiction and vampires:

Dissension – Chronicles of the Uprising: Book 1

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(projected book release: 11 Febr 2014)

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The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost.

But not all survivors were human.

In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses. Reviled as savages, they are destined to serve out their immortal lives in the arena, as gladiators.

And there is no greater gladiator than Mira: undefeated, uncompromising…and seemingly unbreakable. When an escape attempt leads Mira into the path of Lucian Stavros, the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Lucian, raised in a culture which both reviles and celebrates the savagery and inhumanity of vampires, finds Mira as intriguing as she is brash. An impulsive decision – to become Mira’s patron – changes more than just Lucian’s perception about vampire kind.  The course of his life is altered in ways he could never have predicted – a life that is suddenly as expendable as hers.

Can Mira prove to Lucian that all is not as it seems? Can Lucian escape centuries of lies, bloodshed, and propaganda to see the truth? Or will the supreme power of the human overlords destroy them both?



Dissension – Sample/Excerpt 1

©Katie Salidas 2014

Rising Sign Books LLC

The roar of the crowd, all twenty-five-thousand people in attendance, rose to a thundering crescendo when Mira delivered a bone-crunching blow to her opponent’s ribs. Standing only five feet tall, she might not have appeared a formidable warrior, but the thin, spiky-haired waif of a vampire could hold her weight and more when put to the test. Amplified by the superb acoustics, the sound of bones cracking echoed through the Superdome arena. The defeated, a red-headed male vampire staggered, punch-drunk, and then dropped to his knees. Dirt and sweat coated his face but could not mask the fear in his icy blue eyes. His was a look Mira had seen so many times before. Her opponent’s immortal life had finally come to an end, and he was ready to take the final deadly blow.

Above her, Mira knew the fifty-foot mega screen showed her hapless victim in brilliant resolution, ensuring that all who were attending, and those watching from the comfort of their homes, could see these last gruesome moments in crystal clear high-definition.

Mira gazed down at her opponent’s blood-soaked face. Though he was her enemy for the moment, she did not relish having to end him. No one should be forced into the arena and told to kill or be killed. It wasn’t right. But it was what was demanded of her, and given the choice between her life and someone else’s… well, there really was no choice. No matter the cost, Mira was a survivor.

She glanced up to the large private box overlooking the arena. A well-dressed man in deep-purple robes sat, enjoying what appeared to be a dinner of filet mignon and roast potatoes. Even here, in the dusty arena below, Mira’s enhanced senses picked up the tantalizing scent of very rare, bloody steak. She could hardly believe that a human could not only watch the murder about to take place, but also sit and eat the dead flesh of a once-living being while doing it. From the smell of it, the poor beast was practically still bleeding on his plate. Who was truly the more savage creature?

Over the crowd’s roar, an announcer introduced the well-dressed man, Lucian Stavros, Regent of the Iron Gate. Lucian gently and purposefully slowly set down his knife and fork. He took another moment to wipe his face clean and then smiled, acknowledging the roaring crowd.

Chants of “Death, death, death,” rang out from the throng as a single unified demand.

The Regent listened for a moment, making a show of putting his hands to his ears to hear screaming hoard’s request, and then held a hand out, with his thumb pointed to the side.

As if the next moment were the most important, the anticipating mass hushed. Eerie silence filled the arena as everyone watched for the Regent to make his decision.

From her vantage point below, Mira saw the steely look of determination cross the Regent’s face. If she didn’t know better, she might have thought he took this decision seriously; but then, he was human, and they never cared much if her kind lived or died. Lucian Stavros took a cursory glance down at Mira. Their eyes met. It was only a brief moment, but in that short time, Mira saw him waver.

Could it be true, she wondered, or was it just a trick of the light? No human actually cared about the lives of vampires. The moment faded, and the fleeting thought left.

Mira saw the Regent’s decision. He turned his thumb down. Death!

The crowd went wild.

The last hope for her defeated opponent had vanished; Mira had to finish him. “Sorry,” she whispered to the half-dead vampire on his knees before her. Though her fangs tingled at the prospect of tasting his final dying moments—her reward, if you could call it that, for living through another battle— she did not enjoy what she was about to do. Like her, he was a slave, forced into servitude to the humans as they saw fit. He had not asked for this, and neither had she. But, despite what either of them wanted, it was the will of the crowd, the humans, that had to be served.

Aiming to sever the carotid artery with her fangs, Mira dove at her opponent’s neck. His death would be quick. At least she could afford him that luxury.


Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.






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YA Fantasy Sale and Giveaway!!!


Hi guys!!

Once more I got together with other authors to offer a great sale on YA Fantasy books as well as a giveaway. All the books below are 99 cents (or free in some cases) and we have $125 in prizes for readers!! This promotion runs from Thursday 1/23 through Sat 1/25.

So it’s easy: click the link below and enter the rafflecopter giveaway with a $100 and a $25 Amazon gift card - and check out the discounted titles for good winter reads at the lowest price possible! Are you ready? :)


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All I can say is… Happy Reading! :)











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The winner of the giveaway is…

… Jessica Billings. :) The draw was done with

Congrats, Jessica!! I will email you right now.


But since you’ve all been so nice, if you haven’t started the Boreal and John Grey series yet, drop me an email and I will send you the boxset of the first season! Yes?

Love you all! Happy reading!!


New release: The Warp (episode 3 in Boreal and John Grey II)


Inaugurating the new year 2014 with a new episode in the world of Boreal and John Grey! I present you THE WARP (episode 3 in Boreal and John Grey II). :)

Very glad I made it before I get on the plane to return to Europe (I spent Xmas and New Year’s with my other half of the family, in Costa Rica). It’s already available on amazon, and will also be available on Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes in a few days.

To celebrate, I am doing a small giveaway! Scroll down for more info!




While Finn is recovering from the shock he received through his bond with the dragon, Dave is devising a plan aimed at protecting both. It might, however, not be enough as danger closes in from every direction.
With Finn unable to keep the Gates closed and the Veil strong, the Shade attacks are intensifying and each rip in the magic seems to hurt him. Add to that the nightmares and a sniper still on the loose, and Ella has no clue how to fix the mess.
But she will have to find a way, or watch both Finn and her world perish.


Simple: comment and share the event on twitter or Facebook (there are buttons for sharing below). I will use to choose one of you as the winner of a $10 amazon gift card and of one of my ebooks (you can choose which one!)

Happy reading! :)

New Year Resolutions 2014

OMG it’s already 2014!!

I keep forgetting…


Time for some writing resolutions… :)

I have high hopes for this year. I had set huge writing goals for 2013 but life got in the way a lot (family getting sick, dying, building our house, moving in…)

So I’m transferring my high hopes to 2014. *cheers 2014 on*

Okay, then, where we go:

Phase 1:

By winter’s end (end February) I want to finish Season 2 of Boreal and John Grey (one episode pending publication, two more episodes to be written).

Phase 2:

By spring’s end (end may) I want to finish Season 3 of Boreal and John Grey (five episodes).

Phase 3:

By summer’s end (end august): write two romances (independent books) and a novel in the world of Rex Rising (Kalaes’s story)

Phase 4:

By autumn’s end (end november): other projects (that is, if I manage all else, then I want to write either a series about vampires, or a series about angels and demons).

OKAY>>>> *faints in shock* OMG. Keep your fingers crossed for me. For my part, I will do my best!





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