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What does it mean to be the Executioner?

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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Follow the Ashes
Book 1 of the Executioner Trilogy
by Kindra Sowder
Genre: Urban FantasyAbout the Book
What does it mean to be the Executioner?
Is it the struggle between good and evil, and the fulfillment of a Gypsy legend?
For Robin, it’s simply another day in the park in downtown LA. It’s killing the undead as she attempts to juggle life and love the same as any other ordinary woman would. That is until she meets Gordon, a crazed demon with a conscience. Now she must battle an ancient evil far more powerful then she’s ever faced before, or risk losing the world to Lilith, the mother of all vampires.
Will she save mankind? Or will we all follow the ashes of destruction as we burn in Hell?

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Follow the Screams
The Executioner Trilogy Book 2About the Book
Robin had made the ultimate sacrifice; losing life, love and fate in the process.
Or so it seemed.
When all hope was lost her destiny was finally made clear.
What would you do if you were trapped in a prison where most were put there by you?
You rise…

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Follow the Bloodshed
The Executioner Trilogy Book 3
Robin had gone toe-to-toe with Lilith, losing everything. Now she is back in the explosive final chapter of the Executioner Trilogy for revenge. After emerging from Hell, lying in her cold and dark grave, she is thrust into a world that she would’ve never thought possible; filled with creatures she never imagined. And her power is growing. Los Angeles is a ghost town, with the world following close behind. It is up to her to stop Lilith and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

 

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Kindra Sowder was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA until the age of 12, when her family moved to Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from high school in 2006  with full honors and as a member of her high school Literary Club and the Spanish Honor Society. In January 2014, she graduated with her second degree in Psychology, earning her an AA and BA in the field. She began to write long before this though, forming the basis for the Executioner Trilogy (being released in January 2015) at the age of 15. She got married to her husband Edd Sowder in May 2014 and still lives in Spartanburg, SC where she is basing Burning Willow Press. She dissolved her contract with another company, deciding to form her own. She based the company around the idea that she would be fair to all of its authors and not just a select few. She has decided to show that she has complete faith and trust in her own press by publishing her own works with her own company.

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The Wrong Side of Magic ???

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Hudson Brown stopped believing in magic long ago. That is, until the day he is whisked away to the magical land of Logos by a curious compass given to him by his off-beat neighbor, Charlotte.


Hudson discovers that Logos is a land ruled by words, thoughts, and memories. A fairy might ferry you across the river for the price of one memory. But be sure to look out for snarky unicorns, as they will see through those who are not pure of heart.

Not understanding the many rules of Logos, Hudson is quickly saddled with a troll curse. Charlotte, who, along with her father, was banished from Logos, can help get rid of the curse–but only if he agrees to find the lost Princess of Logos in return.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Janette Rallison/ CJ Hill writes books because writing is much more fun than cleaning bathrooms.  Her avoidance of housework has led her to writing 26 novels that have sold over 1,000,000 print copies and have been on many reading and state lists. Her books are fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic comedy because hey, there is enough angst in real life, but there’s a drastic shortage of humor, romance and hot guys who fight dragons. She lives in Arizona with her husband, kids, and enough cats to classify her as eccentric. 

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Top Ten List about Janette

 

1) She writes books instead of doing housework. (This is only fun if you’re the one ignoring the dishes.)

2) She has five kids and is still (mostly) sane.

3) Her favorite book as a child was The Phantom Tollbooth. It’s the reason she wrote The Wrong Side of Magic. She wanted to do a book with fun word play and fantasy characters

4) She had a crush on Richard Hatch (Apollo from Battlestar Galactica) and so if she’s describing a brown-haired hero in one of her romance novels. yeah, it’s probably him.

5) She can’t say no to a stray cat, if the ones residing in her back yard are any indication

6) Double-jointed elbows

7) Has a collection of dolls, teacups, and china–proving that her inner child is a Victorian old lady

8) Has seen every version of Pride and Prejudice ever filmed. (The full-length BBC one is the best.)

9) Was born on her grandmother’s birthday.

10) Is the mother of the Odd1sOut creator

 

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All The Dragons of Alsace Farm… get loose

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Laurie C. Lewis, what makes you passionate about writing?

Oohh, there I have so many triggers, Anna. Current events, a setting that fascinates me, or an interesting plot, idea can send me off daydreaming and plotting a new chapter or an entirely new book. Meeting an interesting person can do it too. That’s why I love traveling and meeting people. My current book was actually born in a swimming pool one night. I love that scene in the book.

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I can see you in the pool. 🙂 Do you have a writing routine?

During my “Free Men and Dreamers” series days I blocked out the morning and the evening for writing, but that was hard on my family, and I burned out after eight years on that project. As a result, I let things swing the other way. I was only writing when no one else needed me. I missed the steady adrenaline of the creative process, so now, I’m writing, editing, or working on media and marketing for a portion of every day except Sunday. I protect those days.

Me too. What is the title of your book?

My current release is “The Dragons of Alsace Farm.” “Dragons” is the term the main character—a French WWII survivor named Agnes—uses to refer to her fears. It ties back to the Nazis and the war. Agnes has dementia, so when she can’t put her fears into words, she calls them dragons.

That is very interesting. What genre does your book fall under?

It’s Book Club Fiction or General Fiction. I have a list of book club questions in the back of the book, and I’m offering to video chat with books clubs because I’m anxious to hear the discussions they will launch.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

One screen writer has approached me about adapting the book into a screenplay. I don’t think we’re there yet, but it makes this question especially interesting. As I write, I do “cast” my characters. I’d love to cast Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee of Scorpion fame as Noah and Tayte, and Faye Dunaway or Blythe Danner as Agnes.

How fun… What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

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Circumstances bring a broken young man and a distrustful young artist together to help an eighty-year-old French farm woman suffering with dementia, who proves that despite all she has lost, she still knows volumes about what matters most—courage and love.

So powerful. Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

I’m self-publishing “The Dragons of Alsace Farm,” but I contracted with my former Covenant editor, Angela Eschler, and publisher Beth Bentley, to make sure the quality of the book was on par. I hope to attract an agent, but right now, self-publishing allows me to control my writing schedule, and to get this book out more quickly to my readers.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

The first draft was completed in about a year, but I dragged the edits out two more years while I wrote a second novel. I plan to release them in quick succession.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I call it Dear John meets Still Alice. Noah Carter opens his wary heart to three people who each prove to be high risks for the previously abandoned loner. He learns that love leaves us vulnerable, and requires us to accept people as they are, which is a theme in Nicholas Sparks’ novel, Dear John. For Noah, that means dealing with Tayte’s inability to trust, Agnes’s dementia, and Uncle John’s cancer. We also get into Agnes’s point of view as she deals with the dragon chewing away at her memories and cognitive function, much like Alice’s challenge in Still Alice.

Awesome… Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My mother was diagnosed with dementia about six years, ago. We excused her symptoms for years until it was impossible to ignore. She had a farm she adored, so Mom is the inspiration for “Dragons.”

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Two delicious mysteries are subtly woven through the book, and readers say they never saw the resolutions coming. But for me, the greatest value in the book is the insight into Agnes, and recognizing that our loved ones with dementia are still in there.

Where can we find your book? (Please live links work best)

“The Dragons of Alsace Farm” went live as an e-book on July 1st.  Pre-orders are available now.

https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Alsace-Farm-Laurie-Lewis-ebook/dp/B01HKMU014?ie=UTF8&ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

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Author of the Free Men and Dreamers Series
Upcoming release: The Dragons of Alsace Farm”

THE STAR AGENCY by R. E. Webber

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The Seven: the first wave of humanity among the stars.

Theopolis James Logan is finally living his long-cherished dream. Whisked away from his mundane life on Earth – along with six other gifted teenagers – by an alliance of peaceful, alien civilisations known as The Affinity, he has forged a life of excitement and wonder on another world. To his friends, he is a technical specialist, adept in the use of super-advanced technology. However, in secret, he is a covert operative for The Star Agency: the Affinity’s secret service, defending the galaxy against the shadowy forces of the Metah Dah, the Affinity’s sworn enemy.

For centuries, the Star Agency has helped maintain a fragile peace, but when a devastatingly powerful secret weapon is lost, presumed stolen, it sets in motion a chain of events, pushing the Affinity towards the brink of war and plunging the seven human friends into a nerve-shredding battle for survival. Can they survive in a universe more dangerous and unpredictable than they can possibly imagine, or will the dark forces of the enemy triumph, tearing the Affinity apart?

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Meanwhile, back on Earth, an old friend is looking for answers.

The Voyages Of The Seven is the second exciting adventure in the Star Agency Chronicles – an Interstellar secret agent adventure series suitable for young and old alike. If you think you know science fiction, think again.

Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Voyages-Seven-Star-Agency-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0114IS1TS?ie=UTF8&keywords=THE%20STAR%20AGENCY&qid=1464985140&ref_=sr_1_2&s=books&sr=1-2

The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Cassandra Jones 

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

A Review:

Cassandra Jones is a twelve year old girl who is a bit selfish, much like many girls at that age. She wants to have friends and be liked by other girls her age. She has a normal family that loves her, but gets tired of the drama they don’t need while taking care of her and her siblings.

The series is composed of short stories divided into chapters. The reader walks in Cassandra’s shoes through different situations in her life.

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Cassandra Jones is a twelve year old girl who is a bit selfish, much like many girls at that age. She wants to have friends and be liked by other girls her age, which is also pretty much like girls that age. She has a normal family, mom, dad, that loves her, but gets tired of the drama they don’t need while taking care of her and her siblings. Every day is a new adventure and a new page in her life.

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The series is composed of short books divided into chapters. The reader walks in Cassandra’s shoes through different situations in her life. Is a great reading for girls ten to twelve.

Things like snakebite, school dealings, life at home, birthday, boys, etc. are present on the pages.

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I believe many girls around ten to twelve years old will like this series. They will connect with Cassandra, the main character, and see themselves between the pages of her stories. It will bring many hours of reading and peace to parents during the summer. Great job.

The link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Extraordinarily+Ordinary+Life+of+Cassandra+Jones+

Window of death a paranormal or Mystery?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

My review: 5 stars

I enjoyed this exhilarating tale of CIA and FBI agents written by D. J. Effort. Window of Dead, has a large array of characters that fight for the good and some for the bad. It is a fast paced book with twist at every turn and some awesome main characters with special powers.

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Lucy James is a CIA agent and she is the best. However, she has had nightmares from age six months until now; twenty-nine years old. Finally, her friends, all agents, help her figure out what happened to her mother who was killed in her presence. That should heal her, but the problem is that all clues point to her father killing her mother. Besides that, she is plagued by people following her and trying to kill her at every turn. Terrorism is rampart, and coyotes bringing illegals into the USA along with drugs is too. What is she to do and in whom is she to confide?

This is a great tale for those who like spies, and all readers in general who want to escape everyday humdrums. This book is clean and I like it even more for that. I received a copy for an honest review.

The link:

http://www.amazon.com/Window-Death-Time-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01DOE9KTK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459888370&sr=1-1&keywords=Window+of+death

The {Re}Model Marriage… Really???

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
 

Title: The {Re}Model Marriage
Series: Romance Renovations
Author: Maria Hoagland
Publisher: Red Leaves Press
Genre(s): Sweet Romance, Family Life, Women’s Fiction, Clean Gentle Read
Vendors: Will be available in paperback and all ebook platforms.
Release Date: March 29, 2016

Book Description:

From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.

With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.

About Maria Hoagland:

When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found combing used furniture stores, remodeling houses with her husband, or sitting on the sideline of a son’s soccer game. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod. While she appreciates the home office she shares with her husband, Maria’s favorite writing places are outdoors where there is sunlight and no internet. She and her husband and their children have lived in Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, and in six Texas cities.
Maria Hoagland has several published works including The {Re}Model Marriage, Home for the Holidays, Nourish & Strengthen, Family Size, and Whitney Award finalist, Still Time. Her prize-winning poems and short stories have been published in small magazines. Maria Hoagland earned a degree in English at Brigham Young University.

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Connect with Maria Hoagland:
To learn more about The {Re}Model Marriage and author Maria Hoagland, find her at the following places:
Website: mariahoagland.com
Mailing List (with free ebook): mariahoagland.com
Facebook: Maria Hoagland, Author
Twitter: Maria Hoagland
Pinterest: Maria Hoagland–The {Re}Model Marriage Inspiration Board
Renovation Blog: RomanceRenovations.blogspot.com

I am a survivor of abuse

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

An important personal note from Author Marie Drake-
My book is not MIS Lit.
I am a survivor of abuse. It changed me. I closed myself off. It changed the way I saw myself. It changed the way I thought others saw me. It changed my outlook on the whole world. It changed the way I let people treat me, and had a snowball effect on my life. I married an abusive man. I divorced an abusive man. I finally broke the cycle. I struggled to write this book, and express my own emotions as I felt the main character would feel. I didn’t want to beat readers over the head with the abuse or give extreme details that would be too harsh. It was written with sincere respect and sensitivity for the reader while trying to convey the honest and realistic feelings of an abuse survivor. From the reviews I have received, I think I accomplished that goal. There are no gory detailed scenes. You will not be subjected to graphic abuse. Nobody wants to endure that.
Most of all, I wanted to express how important it is to encourage the discussion of abuse. In my book, as in my life, silence was the enemy.
Three Rules was written as fiction in order to make it an enjoyable read, but much of the thought processes, feelings and reactions are real.

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My Review:

Three Rules By Marie Drake is a book that deals with child abuse, in this case the author’s own abuse. The author has done an awesome job with this story. Three Rules was written as fiction in order to make it an enjoyable read, but many of the thought processes, feelings and reactions to the abuse are real. It is so hard to believe what humans are capable of doing to other humans, especially children in the name of…what?

There are so many forms of abuse in the world that it overwhelms me. Most of us have dealt with abuse in different forms over the course of our lives. Most often it is inflicted on us by those who should have protected us or kept us safe. In this book we find the powerful but not graphic details of another victim and how she overcame it.

In this story, Hope is a young woman turning twenty-one. She is dealing with the death of her tormentor, but there are other things in her life that she needs to deal with, too. The death of her tormentor does nothing to help her deal with a lot of her fears and heartaches in order to move on with her life, free once and forever.

Marie Drake states in her book, Three Rules, “Most of all, I wanted to express how important it is to encourage the discussion of abuse. In my book, as in my life, silence is the enemy.” These are words that I have heard many times before from victims of abuse, and that we us parents or adults do not take to heart to prevent this horrible disease from spreading. It was a pleasure to read this book and it was hard to put it down. It is a book full of mystery, drama and a great page-turner. It will be loved by teenagers and adults.

The link:

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Rules-Marie-Drake-ebook/dp/B00F0OO6WO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458601939&sr=1-1&keywords=Three+Rules+By+Marie+Drake

Shattered Hearts a Christian Women’s Fiction

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Stacy, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

My great-grandma was also a writer. I think I’ve been blessed with a talent for writing, mostly from her.

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What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?

I was tired of sitting around “wishing for someday” I decided to take matters into my own hands and make that someday today.

Please describe your writing process.

I spend most of my days with my three small children. While they play, and while I’m running errands with them, I spend my time (more…)

Will she become the next victim?

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Jennie Hansen, how long have you been writing? 

I’ve been writing since I was seven years old when my first little article was published in a farm magazine.

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and have lived in many Idaho and Montana communities.  My husband and I currently live near Salt Lake City, in Utah.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?  

I don’t know.  I just write when an idea is persistent.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

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12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz, today “Halfling”

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

 

Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.

As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough. Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.



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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways… come and see

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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Twelve Days of Christmas Book giveaway! I am proud to be included in this fabulous event just in time for Christmas… and… I am not alone. Some awesome authors are keeping me great company.
Now, I do not write Christmas stories but many of my books  have certainly appeared in Christmas stockings before. 🙂
We have all kind of prizes to give away: I will give away 3 ebooks of “Once Upon two Kingdoms” to 3 lucky readers who leave a note and email in the comments of this blog.

Now more about Once Upon Two Kingdoms

Freedom to Choose is Paramount for any human.

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An arrangement made when Elizabeth was just a babe ties her to someone she has never met, never spoken to, never loved. Now she desires freedom—a way to choose her own path—her own husband. The moment Elizabeth meets Patrick she knows he is her soul mate. But when you are bound to a crown how is any choice your own?

Once Upon Two Kingdoms is a Young Adult Medieval Romance. It will be love by those who enjoy clean romance and a happy warm ending.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.

What other have to say about Once Upon Two Kingdoms:

  1. It was a delightful read that captured my attention from beginning to end. Elizabeth is a beautiful, young women with a strong will, and an even stronger sense of understanding and duty. I love that she doesn’t sigh and bemoan her life but takes charge and makes decisions.
    Patrick is an intriguing character. It’s hard not to fall in love with him as you read how he relates to Elizabeth. I loved how he was a gentleman, but it didn’t take away from her independence.    By  Melanie M. Mason

2) This story is gentle and sweet, yet there are moments of mystery and adventure. Someone is out to take over some kingdoms–who and why? I came away with a smile at the antics and events that occurred, especially with the way the villain was confronted. This is a must read for anyone who loves a good, clean romance involving a princess.
Content: very mild romance (although two characters spent a few nights together, nothing happened); no language or religious elements; mild violence (fighting, deaths–nothing at all graphic). Clean!

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The other giveaways links

Day 9 (Dec. 22) – Anna del C. Dye & Peggy Urry
Day 10 (Dec. 23) – Valerie Ipson & Cassie Sheils
Day 11 (Dec. 24) – Frances Hoelsema & Angela Carling
Day 12 (Dec. 25) – Marianne Sciucco & Tara Ellis 

Merry Christmas to you all. 

 

Angels aren’t suppose to fall in love

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Echo Of Her Presence by Alaina Stanford

 

I have one of those brains that won’t turn off at night. Many nights I would distract my intellect by revamping a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the middle of a grand
adventure. It wasn’t long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.
I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children, I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born. The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful,
passionate and dedicated to their friends.
My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. It’s a paranormal Sci-Fi romance featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero’s fighting to survive the chaos. I write about how friendship and love (more…)

Danger, bravery, loyalty and betrayal stuff great books are made of

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Candace, tell us where you were born –

Nothing special. I was born in cute little Payson, Utah, an a hospital that is now a library. 

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What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Time. Writing is the easy part, I have stories in my head all the time, it’s everything else I have trouble with. Working, being a mom, being a wife, and everyone knows I love to get together and have fun. I wish i had more hours I could devote to writing and being an author. Ugh… being an adult stinks some times. 

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one person. I’m deeply influenced by who is around my at the times of my greatest struggle. In my current state and project I’d have to say my two girls are influencing me to keep going every day. They’re very proud of me. My youngest thinks I’m a star and that I know very famous people.   

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I’m currently finishing my third and last novel in my series. I’m inspired (more…)

Climb your own personal mount Everest, it will change your world.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Today we have Jeff Griffin, Author & Speaker visiting our blog.

Jeff, how long have you been writing? This is my first book!  I started it in 2004 and published it this summer

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.  I was born in cache valley Utah in God’s country!  I currently live in West Jordan Utah

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?   (more…)

Clean romances galore just in time for Christmas

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The authors of Echo Ridge decided to organize a multi-author sale during release week and invite our favorite authors to join us. All the books featured on this sale are only $.99 and they are all amazing!
Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for $200 in Christmas Cash.
Happy book shopping!

Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology
Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors. Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols.
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Brownies & Betrayal by Heather Justesen
Pastry chef Tess Crawford thought moving from Chicago to quiet Silver Springs, Arizona would simplify her life. That was before she found the body of a woman with whom she had traded heated words the previous night, left her fingerprints on the murder weapon, and came under attack for trying to clear her name. When her cheating ex-fiance shows up, intent on convincing her to come back to work for him, Tess—armed with an extra batch of éclairs—decides to take control and solve the mystery herself, with the help of friends and frenemies alike.
But will that be enough to save her when she gets too close and the killer decides it’s safer to get her out of the way?

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Simplify & Savor the Season by Connie E. Sokol
Ready to enjoy the holidays again? Use this two-part holiday organizer to help you savor the celebrations. In the first half of the book, brainstorm the Big Four; then, detail the To Dos including menu, gift-planning, etc. with success tips on how to eliminate the unnecessary and focus on the essential. Wrap up with “5 Holiday Juicers” to make life joyful. Keep your notes handy in the companion Simplify & Savor Take-along Planner.
With the second half of the book. curl up with a cup of cocoa and read “Savory Suggestions and Stories,” a collection of laugh-out-loud anecdotal stories including “Let Go of the Cookie Cutter Christmas” and “Thankful for Turkey Warbling”. Make this holiday season one you remember and enjoy!
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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen
Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she’s especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.
With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.
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A Baker’s Dozen by Lucy McConnell
Tempt your sweet tooth with 13 delicious, easy, and beautiful dessert recipes. Each recipe has been time-tested and found irresistible. You’ll horde the Lemon Brownies but you might be willing to share the Rock and Roll Cake—with a good friend.
Recipes include: Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies, Pumpkin Bunt Cake, S’mores Cheesecake, No-Fail Lemon Bars. Impress your coworkers, family, friends, and even the guys at the car repair shop with these recipes. They’re sure to become favorites in your recipe box, lunch box, and ice box.
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The Colony by Cami Checketts
To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.
Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.
While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.
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Torn Canvas by Donna K. Weaver

Modern-day pirates took more than Jori Virtanen’s friends; they stole his face. Not only does the twenty-four-year-old former model have to confront months of reconstructive surgery, he discovers his previous life was as superficial as his looks. Up-and-coming talk show host Olivia Howard wants an interview. She, like the rest of the press, expects a hero, but Jori knows the truth. His beauty masks a beast.
In seclusion and evading the press, Jori struggles to make a new life as an artist. But he can’t hide from himself; more than his face is damaged. How can Jori possibly make amends for all that he’s broken? When Olivia finally tracks him down, he must decide if he can trust her. Could this unlikely woman be a key to freeing his heart and healing the beast?
The audiobook is only $1.99 with the purchase of the ebook.
Son of War Daughter of Chaos by Janette Rallison
Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for people with the signs: greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks-things that get in the way of having a normal high school life. When Aislynn’s mother dies under suspicious conditions, her father doubles his restrictions. But all his precautions can’t stop the boy with glowing green eyes from finding Aislynn. She realizes too late she’s been drafted into an ancient Egyptian war, whether she’s prepared or not.
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Vocal Crush by Lisa Swinton

Can you ever out run a broken heart?
Lexi Court spent seven years traveling the world, living the nomadic Broadway life, in an attempt to outrun the broken heart Nick Rivers gave her. Now, there’s nowhere left to go.
When she accepted a position as a high school drama teacher in Las Vegas, Lexi hoped to get over Nick, find a nice guy, and settle down. But what should be a quiet summer gets turned upside down when Lexi’s best friend, Taffy, drafts her to be an emergency replacement coach on a televised vocal competition.
Feeling out of her league among the other three celebrity coaches, Lexi fights for the most promising contestants to be on her team. One note from a single voice shatters her summer. Nick unexpectedly auditions and joins Lexi’s team. With her vocal crush on him raging as strong as ever, she has nowhere to run from Nick’s dreamy looks or siren voice.
Lexi has no doubt that Nick can win the competition. The question is does he want to win her heart as well or will he damage it beyond repair?
Think television reality show The Voice meets Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
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Picture Perfect by U.S.A. Today Bestseller Heather B. Moore
Gemma has never done anything out of the ordinary, until her boyfriend Randy starts to ignore her. But even cutting and dyeing her hair doesn’t get his attention. She decides to join her old high school friends for spring vacation, only to be faced with Drew, her best friend who suddenly seems interested in her as more than a friend. Gemma must determine if her heart is on the rebound or if it’s finally met its true match.
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Endless Modern Cinderella by Jaclyn Weist
Sydney lives her nightmares every night. While other teenagers are dreaming of boys or traveling to exotic places, she must run a staircase with no beginning or no end, or a terrible debt will never be paid.
Just before her seventeenth birthday, the dreams change. She is no longer alone.
But her nightmares don’t end when she wakes up. Her stepmother and stepsisters threaten to ruin everything she holds dear. She must protect the secret that both she and her father have magic or they will use it to their advantage.
As Sydney learns to control her magic, what seemed impossible before—escaping her stepmother and those ever-present stairs—is now at her fingertips. When she learns the ultimate plan of her evil captor, Sydney must stop her at all costs, or she will forever be trapped inside her nightmares.
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Cookie Girl Christmas by Christene Houston
Molly Hayes has one more job before Christmas and then she can put her plans for a storefront bakery of her own in motion. What she doesn’t bargain for is the handsome young Scrooge who insults her cookies and makes her blood boil. Toss in a heaping helping of snowstorm and a pinch of romantic old Inn and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a not-so-silent-night.
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And Something Blue by Paige Timothy
Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends all her time helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives. Logan Reese is easily the most irritating man on the planet, and for some reason, he’s made annoying Laurie his mission in life. Will true love ever come Laurie’s way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after while she sits on the sidelines?
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Six Days of Christmas by Kaylee  Baldwin
When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children who seem to be multiplying, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother—someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.
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Ring Around the Rosie by Julie Coulter Bellon
As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that’s full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer—and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.
Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance—literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology. He uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind—using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.
Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?
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Yesterday by Amanda Tru
Her yesterday was five years ago. What will her tomorrow bring?
When Hannah Kraeger saves a family injured in a car accident, she has no idea she has changed events in the past. Waking the next morning, Hannah discovers her yesterday was really five years ago.
Each trip Hannah takes through time changes the timeline and her own life. With help from Dr. Seth McAllister, Hannah must unravel the mystery of why she time travels and who she actually is before the strange ability costs her future, the man she loves, and even her life.
YESTERDAY is a thrilling Christian Romantic Suspense filled with unexpected twists, mystery, and romance.
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My One and Only by Shannon Guymon
Meredith Jensen has seen her share of ups and downs. She’s found love twice already and lost it in spectacularly traumatic ways. Now? She just wants a peaceful life, free from love and drama. Meredith’s plans for the future center around planning other people’s weddings and her new online dating website. Just because she works to help other people find love doesn’t mean she wants any part of it though. Unfortunately for Meredith’s plans, Asher Murphy is determined to get her to give love another chance. But then again, so is Pule Matafeo. Meredith has never denied that she’s stubborn and feisty so it might take the combined forces of all their friends in Fircrest to get her heart back on track in time for Valentine’s Day.
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Stealing Adda by Tamara Leigh
WRITER’S BLOCK, NIBBLED NAILS, PLAGIARISM, OH MY! AND DID I MENTION ROMANCE? Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author and historical romance writer extraordinaire, reads more like a country song than a breathless, bodice-bursting affair. For starters, she has no romance in her own life. That might have something to do with the fact that her husband—correction, ex-husband—ran off with Stick Woman, whom everyone knew would never be more than a mid-list author anyway. To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), her ex not only took their dog but gave it to Stick Woman. If that isn’t enough, Adda has come down with a horrible case of writer’s block, finds herself gifted with a Bible that is determined to speak to her, and is the unwitting target of a romance cover model’s misdirected advances. Just when she catches her breath—and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man (ahem…her new editor)—her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.
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Spy by Night by Jordan McCollum
After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone.But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.
Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her façade, he has to get to know her better.
Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together.
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Saving Grace by Michele Paige Holmes
From #2 Amazon Bestselling Historical Romance Author and Whitney Award Winner, Michele Paige Holmes, comes SAVING GRACE, a regency romance from the Hearthfire Romance series:
After the death of her grandfather, the Duke of Salisbury, Grace Thatcher wants nothing more than to live quietly in the country with her younger siblings. Her father’s debts thwart those plans, and to protect her sister, Helen, Grace must marry a man of her father’s choosing.
As each suitor proves less than desirable, Grace comes up with clever schemes, causing each to reject her. While staying at the mysterious Sutherland Hall, a middle-of-the-night mishap sends Grace into the arms of a stranger, Nicholas Sutherland—and provides inspiration for her grandest plan yet—one that will leave her reputation in tatters yet free both her and Helen from all possibility of marriage.
Too late Grace regrets her rash actions when her father’s last choice, Mr. Samuel Preston, proves to be a gentleman and a friend. But Samuel is the sworn enemy of Nicholas Sutherland, the man responsible for her “ruin.” Now instead of being free, Grace is caught between two men—each with his own agenda.
Other Hearthfire Romances: LOVING HELEN & MARRYING CHRISTOPHER
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An Unexpected Proposal by Annette Lyon
While working at a wood camp in the Logan canyon during the winter of 1880, Caroline Simpson is forced to thwart the aggressive advances of Mr. Butch Larson, and in the process discovers that her long-time friend James has genuine affection for her. But as stubborn as Caroline is, she minimizes the emotions James has awakened in her, and it takes almost losing him to admit her true feelings.
 An Unexpected Proposal was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, Winter Collection:
Amazon #1 Bestselling *New Release* in Clean Romance, Top 10 in Regency Romance, Top 5 in Victorian Romance

Paris Cravings by Amazon #1 Best Selling Author for Clean Romance, Kimberley Montpetit
Can life really turn on a dime, a missed bus—or a stuck pastry shop door?
Chloe Dillard’s life has always been complicated. Her mother is a neurotic romance novelist and her boyfriend, Mathew, has been pressuring her to go “all the way”.
But after The Worst Night of Her Life, Chloe escapes on her Senior Class trip to the swoon-worthy city of Paris which takes her mind off her troubles—temporarily. On the final leg of her dream trip, Chloe squeezes in one final run for a last-minute box of decadent pastries. Add a broken shop door, subtract a broken four-inch heel from her cute strappy sandals, and Chloe ends up one stuck girl on the bakery shop floor with a sprained ankle.
Rescued by the shop owner’s dreamy son with chocolate-syrup eyes, the beautiful city of Paris suddenly becomes Chloe’s personal secret adventure. And even though Jean-Paul, the oh-so-kind La Patisserie shop boy is the gentlemanly guy Chloe has always dreamed of, even he has a girlfriend.
The police are tracking her down as a run-away, Mom’s having a nervous breakdown over her daughter’s “disappearance”, and Chloe’s just trying to have a Happily-Ever-After even as her dreams with Matt are swirling down the drain.
What’s a girl to do in the most romantic city in the world?
Easy Pastry Recipe in the back of the book!

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Christmas Kisses an Anthology to get you ready for the Season

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
An Echo Ridge Anthology is now available for pre-order price at $.99

Echo Ridge Box Set

Release date: November 3rd

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Christmas Kisses is a collection from five bestselling and award-winning authors.

Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these inspirational romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa by the fire and listen to Christmas carols. (more…)

Would you like to be a pawn in a cat and mouse game of Dangerous Obsession?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Dangerous Obsession by M. M. Roething

This is a clean romantic fiction. There is no graphic violence, sex, or language in this book.

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Chloe Johnson is no stranger to the spotlight. A prestigious member of the LA Laker Girls, she’s in the public eye regularly. Her world is perfect.

Eric Taylor, on the other hand, is damaged, both body and spirit. Injured overseas, he returns home with fresh physical wounds, invisible emotional scars, and a bad attitude.

When Chloe becomes the object of affection to an unknown stalker, she must leave her life behind and rely on (more…)

Bound to a crown… how is any choice your own?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Anna, can you tell us a bit about your work?

I wrote a series of seven Young Adult books with elf characters as the main subject. Their lives, hopes, culture and beliefs are all there. They are Clean Medieval fantasies or High Fantasy.

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I also wrote a pre-teen, middle grade book called Emerine’s Nightmare which has a Halloweeny feel to it and its sold only in electronic format .

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I just started a new series of books called “A Royal Romance.” They are different clean romance between princesses and princes. The first book in the series, “Once Upon Two Kingdoms,” was published January 30th  2015

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Tell us  about  your unique background?

I was born and grew up in Chile, so my first language is Spanish. I came here to marry my husband and that is when I learned the English language. I am not an expert on it but with the help of editors I do fine and my readers like my easy way of writing.

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 How long have you been a writer and how did you get started in the business?

I started writing twelve years ago because my husband wanted to live to a ripe old age and he said my imagination would kill him before that. After I wrote six books in one year, he said that it was overwhelming and that he had created a monster.  It was his idea to published my books. He studied and learned how to do all the formatting, submissions, etc and published my work from them on.

Tell us more about Once Upon Two Kingdoms…

Once Upon Two Kingdoms is the story of a prince and a princess who are promised to each other by their fathers and how they take it when they find out. They spend a year trying to undo that pact, which will make them unhappy forever. This develop in the midst of some very intriguing happenings between the two kingdoms which always points a finger at the other.

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Back Cover Blurb:

Freedom to Choose is Paramount for any human

An arrangement made when Elizabeth was just a babe ties her to someone she has never met, never spoken to, never loved. Now she desires freedom—a way to choose her own path—her own husband. The moment Elizabeth meets Patrick she knows he is her soul mate. But when you are bound to a crown how is any choice your own?

Here is what other are saying about Once Upon Two Kingdoms:

Reading “Once Upon Two Kingdoms,” the latest book by award-winning author Ana del C. Dye, is like enjoying a heaping plate of some of my oldest favorites. If you like your good guys great, your bad guys satisfyingly evil, and a happily-ever-after as sweet as honey, this is the book for you.

Though the setting is general medieval – princesses, etc. – Dye never lets herself get bogged down in period details. She has a good, simple style, where everything that’s going on is easy to understand and the emotions of the characters are clear at all times. The story offers a smooth, easy read from beginning to end, just the right kind of book to devour in a single afternoon.

5 stars; review by Jenniffer Wardell

 

Anna del C. Dye’s romantic fantasy, Once Upon Two Kingdoms: A Royal Romance, is a marvelous comedy of errors. Patrick and Elizabeth’s romance is the stuff that dreams are made of, even if they don’t realize the dreaded royal marriage is to each other. Their first nights in the woods are beautifully described and very moving. Del C. Dye creates a magical mood as the two share the wonders of the forest at night, complete with a canopy of stars. Once Upon Two Kingdoms: A Royal Romance is also an inspired coming of age tale as the two young royals are thrust into mature roles suddenly and unexpectedly. The author tells her story in a wry and slightly humorous tone that fits the plot perfectly. Her writing is smooth and easy, and the story just reaches out and grabs the reader. Once Upon Two Kingdoms: A Royal Romance delivers the magic and promise that is all too often missing in epic fantasy, and it does so brilliantly. It’s most highly recommended.

5 stars; reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Links to get your copy:

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Alex Stewart is dead. Murdered. A New Military Romance

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
We are excited to release the 8th book in this series!
Author Irish Winters brings us the In the Company of Sniper series for another gripping tale of honor, duty, and romance.
 
 
Alex Stewart is dead. Murdered.
While The TEAM struggles to deal with the blow they never saw coming, ex-Marine Gabe Cartwright is assigned to protect Alex’s widow, Kelsey. Already haunted by the fear that he let his boss die, he vows to protect her with his life. Nothing and no one will get in his way—until bossy Nurse Sullivan arrives to care for Kelsey. Sullivan is anti-gun, anti-dog, and seemingly anti-the whole male gender.
The last damned thing he needs…
It’s her way or the highway.
Shelby Sullivan is an admitted control freak. She loves her new client, Kelsey Stewart, and intends to help her in any way possible, but has no use for her bodyguards. Not even the semi-charming Agent Cartwright will interfere with the perfect performance of her duties—until she disregards his protection measures and leads Death straight back to Kelsey.
Gabe isn’t the only one who’s haunted…

Purchase your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Gabe-Company-Snipers-Book-8-ebook/dp/B010EAQYS2/ref

Irish Winters is an award-winning author who dabbles in poetry, grandchildren, and rarely (as in extremely rarely) the kitchen. More prone to be outdoors than in, she grew up the quintessential tomboy on a farm in rural Wisconsin, spent her teenage years in the Pacific Northwest, but calls the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah home. For now.
The wife of one handsome husband and mother of three perfect sons, Irish divides her time between writing at home, and travelling the country with her man while – writing. (Seriously, what else?)

She believes in making every day count for something, and follows the wise admonition of her mother to, “Look out the window and see something!”

 
To learn more about Irish and her books, please visit:
          Website – http://www.irishwinters.com
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TEN things I would like to do before I die

Spend a month on the beach on a desert island while writing the perfect love story

    • Go skydiving
    • Visit Afghanistan. I’ve done so much research on this war torn country. It fascinates me
    • Spend a year touring all 50 states
    • Take a class in astronomy
    • Live better today than I did yesterday
    • Learn a new language. Spanish, Gaelic or Chinese
    • Hire a cook (Yes. I hate to cook.)
    • Breathe deeper. Type faster.
    • Continue to thank God every single day for the amazing flow of inspiration He has blessed me with.
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