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Colin McCool and the Vampire Dwarf

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

4 stars for Colin McCool and the Vampire Dwarf, a  review for readersFavorite.com

The author uses a great beginning to start this outstanding story for older children. It will keep you glued to the pages and you’ll forget to breathe a few times. If you like faery people and where they come from…you are going to love this book. It is full of faery lore and information to delight lovers of this genre to no end.

The story is about Colin, who is a thirteen year old kid who lives in a small town name Farmersville.
For the past few months all has appeared to be fabulous and he can’t believe his luck. After all, the year before he had been made fun of, but now he is the star of his baseball team. His best friend, Jesse, is one of the best players there too. Colin is late for his game and crashes into an old man who doesn’t move and who is holding a stone in his hands. With the crash Colin starts seeing some very interesting things. His town is not as others perceive it. It is dirty, and the people look to be in terrible disarray. Nothing seems like it was before the accident. There are many weird and interesting thing and animals all over he never saw before. Is he in a nightmare? What will Collin have to do to save his town, family and friends?

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You will find magic, leprechauns, spells and regular folks in this entertaining tale that will be enjoyed by pre-teens and young adults alike. Any future books in this series should also be great feasts for the minds of the young and the young at heart. It is a clean and all-around good story.

Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Colin-McCool-Vampire-Childrens-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00H9K4NTI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429114777&sr=1-1&keywords=Colin+McCool+and+the+Vampire+Dwarf

The biggest book promotion ever seen in this world

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Welcome to the biggest book promotion event I’ve ever seen, let alone held! To celebrate the release of four new books in the Trifecta catalog on March 31st, we’re putting everything on sale. We’ve also asked several of our friends to join with us, making this an amazing event. Please scroll down through the entire post so you don’t miss anything!! Then, on March 31st, head on back to www.trifectabooks.com and check out the four new releases – their purchase links will be live. They are:

                                   Captain Schnozzlebeard and the Singing Clam of Minnie Skewel Island

by Rebecca Blevins
 
Fire Gate (Shinehah Saga #1) and Crystal Gate (Shinehah Saga #2)
by Pendragon Inman
 
Nemesis: Knight (the Chess Quest series #2)
by Michael D. Young
Let’s start with some Trifecta books!
Middle-grade Fiction
 

 



When
ten-year-old Andy moves from California to his new house in Colorado,
the last thing he expects is to meet a ghost named Annie.

 
Annie
has been living in that house for eighty years. Will Annie spook Andy
away? Or will the two find out that sometimes, the best of friends might
not be who you first expected?
 
The
Andy & Annie series by author Jenni James and illustrator BC
Sterrett is like Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Junie B. Jones with a
paranormal twist. Your young reader will love getting to know these
characters and going with them on amazing adventures!

You can purchase A Ghost Story for Kindle here and print here. Special event price: .99!





Andy and Annie are back at it again. This time, they’ve decided to
conquer the bullies who like to tease Andy for wearing green shirts. 




Annie uses her magical ghostly powers for good in this funny early
reader story. She decides it’s time the school learns that wearing green
isn’t mean—it’s cool! Join Annie and Andy on an adventure that will
change even the toughest of hearts, and maybe even make the principal
happy, too. 


You can purchase Greeny Meany for Kindle here. Special event price: .99!






When nerdy eighth-grader Rich Witz unwittingly becomes a paladin, a
white knight in training, he is thrust into a world where flunking a
test can change the course of history, and a mysterious bully is playing
for keeps with his life.


Rich’s grandmother leaves him one thing before disappearing for
good—a white chess pawn with his initials engraved on it. The pawn marks
him as the next in an ancient line of white knights. He must prove
himself in a life-or-death contest against his nemesis, a dark knight in
training. With the ghost of an ancestor for his guide, he has seven
days to complete four tasks of valor before his nemesis does, or join
his guide in the realm of the dead. 

You can purchase Paladin: Pawn for Kindle here or for Nook here. Special event price: .99!

Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
 
 
 
 
Dancing
is Cami’s escape from her dark home life. It’s the only thing that
gives her hope – until she meets Adam Black. A talented dancer in his
own right, he asks Cami to be his partner, and she gains strength and
confidence as he unlocks whole new possibilities for her.
 


When Cami’s abusive mother overdoses and her already-broken family falls to
pieces around her, dancing with Adam helps Cami pull through. But he has
secrets of his own, and someone wants him found at any price. Cami gets
dragged into a web of danger and deceit. Now she must make a choice
between familiar darkness and uncertain light.
You can purchase Dancing with Black for Kindle here and in print here.   Special event price: .99!
Mattie’s smart and she’s in line for a college scholarship, but she’s
not exactly the most popular person in school. When the hot and hunky
guys at the women’s convention bread booth give out free samples to all
the cutest, trendiest girls in the room, they overlook her. It’s just
proof that she’s not worth their attention—she’s not a free bread girl.
What she really wants is to date Travis Banks, her high school’s
soccer king. But he just can’t see past her clumsiness and frizzy hair
to the real Mattie underneath, and sometimes, she can’t either. What’s
it going to take for Mattie to find the free bread girl within?
You can purchase Free Bread Girl for Kindle, Nook,  and print. Special event price: .99!
  
Does true love really prevail?All Lilly Price has ever known is living in the shadow of her widely
successful foster family. But when a twist of fate deals Lilly the hand
of Harrison Crawford, the most popular guy in Bloomfield, NM, everything flips upside down.Sean Benally is a hard worker, he’s funny,
he’s generous, and he’s kind.  He’s also the most amazing guy Lilly has
ever known. And she’s totally fallen in love with him. But he’s her
foster brother…Now she must choose between the unavailable love of her life—or the guy who promises to be available forever.

You can purchase Mansfield Ranch for Kindle here and print here. Special event price: .99!
  
Young Adult Fantasy
A black dragon hovered outside of Newtimber.
Sianna rubbed her eyes, but the dragon was still there, clutching a
round object that looked like a spotted egg. And then the egg fell,
hitting the ground like an atomic bomb, sending out waves of a
slow-moving fog that distorted everything it touched.
The
citizens of Newtimber change. Griffins. Vampires. Zombies.
Creatures from the myths of every culture come to life through the
people. Even Sianna changes, her skin becoming stone hard, and
she gains the ability to travel from the human realm into the dimension
of the fae to battle the evil bent on taking over the world.One person to
heal a family, a town, and save the world. It seems an impossible task,
but with the help of her new friends, it could happen. Right?You can purchase Newtimber: Fractured for Kindle here, Nook here, and print here. Special event price: .99!
 
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. 
You can purchase Endless for Kindle here and for print here. Special event price: $3.99 – going to .99 on the 31st!
 
 
Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough
to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some
fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed
by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a
lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty,
when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the
prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a
quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from
falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention.
Princess
Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do
more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself
in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages.
She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who
cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than
everything she always wanted. 

As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become.

You can now purchase The Princess and the Prom Queen for Kindle here and print here. Special event price: $2.99 – going to .99 on the 31st!

Realistic Women’s Fiction



 It’s only been a year since her divorce, so why would Jane Adamson do
something as stupid as attempt to date again? Wasn’t her marriage
scarring enough? The answer was simple—her kids. They worried about her
and wanted to see her happy again. 


She needed to be happy . She needed to learn to trust again and feel pretty again and human again. 

As a mom of five, it was too easy to hide herself away and focus just on her kids. Who needs men, anyway? 

Join Jane in part one of a six-part journey of self-discovery, conquering
the past, understanding love, and most importantly … healing, as she
finds the woman she once was.

 
You can purchase Drowning for Kindle here. Special event price: .99!

Sweet and Clean Romance Collection

Love Notes#1. Elahna Nezario gave up her musical dreams to help run the Queen of
Hearts, her mother’s chocolate shop, after her sister’s sudden death.
After an unfortunate run-in with Elahna’s childhood crush, owner of the
Dolce Theater, not only do her dreams surge back to life, but so does
her heart.
You can purchase Hearts in Harmony for Kindle here. Special event price: .99!
 

Love Notes #2. Meredith Aaron lost all hope for love after a car accident put her in a
wheelchair. Who would want her, broken as she is? After her brother
tells her to save a dance for him at his wedding, she decides to somehow
learn how to dance on the only legs she has left—her wheels.

You can purchase Waltzing on Wheels for Kindle here and Nook here. Special event price: .99!
 
 

Love Notes#3. Camille Clark spends her time bringing light to the memorable moments of
Dolce—playing her harp at weddings, anniversaries, and even funerals.
She can’t help but wonder if someone will ever play for her. Will the
dark secrets of her past come to Dolce and ruin her future? Or will she
find her soul mate and finally walk down that aisle?

You can purchase Healing a Broken Harp for Kindle here and Nook hereSpecial event price: .99!
 
 
 
 
 

Main Street Merchants #1. 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?

You can purchase And Something Blue for Kindle hereSpecial event price: .99!
 
 
 
 
Main Street Merchants #2. Cynical Morgan learned at an early age that life is just plain hard.
She’s decided that no one could possibly fall in love with her – all the
good guys want perfect girls, and with her messed-up family, she’s
anything but perfect. But then along comes the guy who falls
head-over-heels in love with her just as she is and helps her find the
bright side of life – and a second chance for perfection.
You can purchase For Love or Money for Kindle here and Nook hereSpecial event price: .99!
 
 
 
Main Street Merchants #3. Even though Cara has lost her childhood weight and is now composing her
own music, she can’t see her own beauty and she has no confidence in her
talent. A bumpy relationship with her mother certainly hasn’t helped.
Only the right guy can help her see inside herself to the amazing person
who has always been there, and to mend her frayed family ties in the face of her greatest sorrow.
You can purchase Five Golden Rings for Kindle here and Nook hereSpecial event price: .99!
 
 
 
 
Main Street Merchants #4. Quinn spends all her time managing D’Angelo’s Bakery – so much time, in fact, that she rarely does anything else. When things get tough for the bakery’s owner and she’s needed more than ever, dreams of romance and a
family of her own fly out the window – but then along comes someone who
shows her just how sweet life can be.
You can purchase Just Desserts for Kindle here and Nook hereSpecial event price: .99!
 
 
 
Main Street Merchants #5. Regan spends her days working in a bookstore and her nights reading. She goes on grand romantic adventures in her head . . . but not in real life. That all changes when someone sweeps her off her feet and carries
her up a mountain.
You can purchase Between the Lines for Kindle here and Nook hereSpecial event price: .99!





And now for some books from our friends! Authors are listed alphabetically by last name.

Big dreams take strength and determination.

Cami Lockhart’s dream is on the verge of becoming a reality. Lockhart Sanctuary, a
refuge for abused and confiscated cats, is what Cami has worked for her
entire life. But a dream that big requires a daily commitment. Cami yearns for someone to share the dream with, and knows everyone in town thinks Alex is the perfect man for the job. There’s one problem. She wants fireworks with every kiss, not just friendship with a hint of something more.

Sometimes what you wish for is closer than you think.
Alex Reynolds shares Cami’s passion for the sanctuary, and as the head ranchhand, spends every day helping her dream come true. He longs to tell Cami she’s held his heart since childhood, but losing a lifetime of friendship is a big risk to take. Being by Cami’s side at the sanctuary is better than letting go, but Alex knows someday he’ll want more. Risk losing everything or fight for the dreams to come true. The sanctuary is put in jeopardy when ignored threats take a deadly turn. Cami and Alex must each choose to stand and fight, or lose everything
they dream of.  Purchase here. Special promotional price: .99!

 

A Secret to Save Them All . . . 

It was whispered years ago that when a pirate cursed a Philippine village with langbuan, or flying undead, a boy received a secret that would protect him from
certain death. But even armed with a secret, can anyone survive the undead for long? 


Seventeen-year-old Antonio Pulido has never known a time when the langbuan
didn’t roam the streets every Ghost Moon Night, killing anyone in their path. He works hard to protect his family and the girl he loves from the deadly attacks, but he wants them stopped once and for all. Can Antonio uncover the decades-old secret and will it help him defeat the langbuan? Or will Ghost Moon Night come again and take someone he truly cares about? It falls on Antonio to save his village, but time is
running out. The next Ghost Moon Night is nearly here and Antonio knows this is his last chance to destroy the undead and end their reign of terror — or die trying.
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When she was nine-years-old, Katie knew she wanted Chris to give her her first kiss. It
wasn’t because she was in love with him (no way, he was her best friend! Besides, she was in love with his fourteen-year-old big brother), it was because she could make him do anything she wanted. 
Besides, it didn’t really mean anything. After all, it was only a kiss. 
But things started to change. They grew up. They parted ways and went to different high
schools. Then other girls and other boys—well, just one particular boy—came
into the picture, throwing their lives upside down. 

Told
from the alternating points of view of Katie and Chris, this love story between
two best friends will tug at your heartstrings and leave you thinking about how
the simplest things mean so much.

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Parkview Manor has a secret, and eighteen-year-old Cynthia is curious!When Cynthia Holt takes a job at a former sanitarium, now operating as an assisted
living center, she instantly discovers something more is occurring than simply
providing the elderly with housing and care. Something very strange is going on
behind the locked door of Room 913!
After she is warned to stay away from the room and to not discuss it or the occupant
with her co-workers, she is even more intrigued – and suspicious! Letting her
curious nature guide her, she immediately begins asking questions. When she
finds that Room 913 has been closed off; locked and sealed for many years, her
curiosity turns to concern. Though rumors abound, no one seems inclined to talk
about it. 
Not giving up so easily, Cynthia persists in her pursuit until she finds out the truth – or does she?
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Twelve-year-old BFFs are matchmaking geniuses. They schemed to get Ginnie’s widowed dad to fall in love with Tillie’s divorced mom. Then Ginnie stumbled upon her late mom’s journals, making life totally awesome sauce … until her dad confiscated the
journals.
Ginnie is counting on Tillie’s help to make Dad change his mind, but Tillie’s
not sure the ghost of Ginnie’s mom will make a good addition to their new
family tree.  When a blast from the past shows up and makes Tillie go
nutburgers, Ginnie is torn between helping her BFF and having her questions
answered.
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In The Darkest Hours of Addiction, A Light Shines When one LDS woman’s husband flies off to Mexico to meet another woman, she
sells his stuff and starts a new life. To support her three children,
she guts part of her home to start a preschool and rents out another two
rooms. 
Her life is soon filled with new friends and activities, but the new
friends bring problems of their own. Is hope and healing possible as
they strengthen one another and rely on the Lord? And will romance
blossom again for Jessica? 
Intercession is a story of love and friendship loaded with drama, inspiration, romance, and the tenacity of three young women who find their strength in the Lord.
Purchase here. Special promotional price: .99!

The only thing she stands to lose are her shoes.
Cinderella is an ordinary teenage girl, with an extraordinary name.  But because of that
name, she and her cousins, Belle, Aurora, Ariel, and Snow White suffer years of
torment from their peers.  Then as the girls enter high school and the enticing world of dating, a life-altering decision must be made.  Is it finally time to stop fighting, and surrender to the fairy tale clichés that have been holding them back?  By embracing their names, the girls discover an inner-strength they never knew existed. And by
putting everything they have on the line, maybe, just maybe they will discover there
really is such a thing as ‘happily ever after’.

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Bracken is a typical teenage boy, more interested in the angles of the girl’s exposed
back teasing him from the seat ahead of him than in anything the geometry teacher could present. His life is filled with school, video games, and thoughts of girls, not necessarily in that order. Life just flows along uneventfully and unacknowledged, like the electricity that courses through the power lines — until PF (Power Failure) Day. On PF
Day, the sun strikes Bracken’s world with an unseen surge of electromagnetic fury, which cripples power stations and burns transformers to crispy nuggets of regret. 

No one in Bracken’s world had ever thought about how much they depended on
electrical power, but now, without it, they are plunged into survival mode. Bracken soon realizes how lucky he is to live on a farm in the Midwest. What seemed like a dull and backwards life before is now the greatest chance for survival in what seems like a powerless world. Food, water, and heat are readily available, although hard work is required to make use of them. Bracken and his family must learn to survive like
their ancestors, who settled their land.
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When eight parade floats explode during the annual Fourth of July
celebrations, Agent Chris Harmer must find who planted the bombs before
the terrorists strike again. His troubles aren’t isolated to terrorism.
Chris falls in love with the FBI’s feisty psychiatrist, Alexis Osborne.
She won’t commit to someone who doesn’t share her religious values, and
Chris has no desire to convert.

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At forty years of age, I was impoverished and severely addicted to
tobacco cigarettes. I could not even afford a decent birthday gift for
my dear friend Cathy I had met online years earlier. In this book, I
tell the story of how my friend turned my makeshift present for her into
a gift of life for me. I tell how I overcame my addiction gradually. I
share tips, photos, and more! If you have ever said, “I wish I could
quit smoking,” or “I wish I could cut back,” I hope you will read this
book.

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Professor Miri Keeler’s life is perfect, and she knows just
the sort of man she wants to share it with.
When she meets a genie who’s willing to grant her a favor, she uses her
wish to get the attention of her crush, poet Jamison Arbor.  But has the genie’s magic missed its target?
Miri suddenly has the attention of both Jamison and Alex, an attractive
maintenance man.  How will she know which is the right match for her, or what’s real and what’s magic?

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At twelve-years of age, Maddy Richards has everything she needs in life –
good friends, a loving mother, and a home she loves. When her mother
announces that she’s getting married, Maddy’s seemingly perfect world is
rocked to the core, but when she discovers that not only that her
mother is getting married and she’ll have a new dad, but there’s
another, even more world rocking change planned, Maddy, thinking there’s
no way out of her predicament, forges a plan that she’s sure will put a
stop to at least one of these sudden changes in her life. 

With her best friend Hannah in tow, Maddy embarks on a journey, hoping that will prompt her mother and new husband-to-be to change their minds, but a horrific storm is about to complicate matters further. What looked like a solution suddenly becomes more of a problem. 

Maddy will have to gather her resolve and determine if she’s ready to trust God, regardless of what is happening, and let life unfold as it should, even if that means her life will never be the same again. 

Book One of The Madeleine Richards Series, “Rebellion in Riversleigh”, a Tween Christian fiction book, is a must read for girls aged ten to thirteen, who are looking for a heart-warming story, full of adventure, personal struggle, and Christian values. 

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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?

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Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted.

Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future.
Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.

Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.

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Three magical romances in one collection 
Pete & Tink: Pete Pancerella loves two things in life: Video games and Spongy Cremes. He’s happy, content, and he’s also a geek. All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and Tink answers the call. But will it take more than a five-and-a-half inch faery to whip this manga-loving goofball into shape? 
Loving Marigold 
Young Marigold Yarrow has a secret. She’s also in love with Jack Mahoney. In
the middle of her ninth grade year, Jack’s family up and moves to Port Fare, New York, leaving the small town of Sugar Maple, West Virginia and Marigold – far behind. 

Nine years later Jack and Marigold meet again. They join forces to weed out the shady Abbott boys. The unscrupulous brothers are illegally selling moonshine near her home on Sugar Maple Ridge. And they’ll do anything to get Marigold to leave the ridge. Anything. But this time it could be magic that tears Jack and Marigold apart. Angel in a Black Fedora Ciel Björk died a tragic death…but she got over it.Now she works as an undercover angel, answering people’s prayers. Chloe is obsessed with achieving perfection to please her unpleaseable father. Chloe’s BFF Austin Powers will do anything to support her in achieving her goal, including helping her win the heart of Bridger Reed. Ciel is sent to the sleepy little town of Port Fare, New York to help turn Chloe’s dreams into reality. Ciel soon learns that things are not as simple as they seem as secrets are revealed. Angel in a Black Fedora is the newest book by best selling author Sherry Gammon. A funny and touching tale of life and its challenges.
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Whitney Award Finalist for 2014 General Fiction
Thrust into the chaos of her mother-in-law’s hoarding and forgetfulness, LDS
church member Alyssa Johnston wishes she could retreat to a simpler time when her kids were small and almost anything could be fixed with a hug.
But reassurance and a quick distraction no longer erase the pain of a missionary son who is struggling, a young teen who is bullied, or a daughter who is distant. As Aly’s own life and relationship with her husband plunge out of control, she wonders if her faith will be enough
to keep her family–or herself–from falling apart.
 
Still Time is a deeply moving story about a woman’s faithful journey into the next phase of her life. You will laugh with Aly, feel her sorrow, and see yourself in Maria Hoagland’s realistic, heartfelt portrayal of a woman’s struggle to keep her family safe and hold back time as long as she can.
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Alissia
Roswell had worked hard to overcome her past, and she took immense pride in her independence. Just when she thought she was truly satisfied with her life, she wakes up to find herself in another reality. As she 
searches for answers, her body begins to change in mysterious ways, and for the first time in her life, she is forced to rely upon others. As everything spins out of her control and danger lurks around every corner, her heart begins to betray her, and her mind haunts her with memories of her past.
Join Alissia on her perilous quest full of adventure, magic, and romance as she travels the challenging road of finding one self, maybe even love along the way.
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There’s no way I’m taking Blake’s place as president of the student body. As soon as
the memorial for him and six of our friends is over, I’m resigning as VP. Really.

Except people say the fire was no accident.  (I say it’s way too easy to blame someone who’s dead.)

When I read the writing on the wall, literally, the bathroom wall, I know what it
means. To get to the truth I have to come out from under my paisley comforter.

But, seriously, what stage of grief says I have to be the one to fix what’s wrong at
Ideal High? Maybe I’m the one who’s broken.

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Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land, a landmass in the South Atlantic Ocean undetectable to the outside world. When injured fighter pilot Connor Bradshaw’s parachute carries him from the war engulfing the 2025 world to her hidden land, his presence threatens her plans, her family, and the survival of her preindustrial society. As Connor searches for a way to return to his squadron, his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia and her peaceful homeland, and Lydia’s attraction to Connor stirs desires she never anticipated. Written like a historical, set like a scifi, and filled with romance, The Land Uncharted weaves adventure and love in this suspenseful story of a hidden land.
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Madison Nichols, aspiring actress, is floundering. Her rent is due and she needs a job. Desperately. After getting a tip about an open position, she rushes to Jameson Technologies and meets CEO Jared Jameson.
Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, she is put in the awkward position of pretending to be his girlfriend. Not the job she was applying for. And when she finds out Jared lied to her to get what he wanted, she decides to get back at him. In front of his family.
 
Jared is stunned when Madison announces they are getting married. She pushed
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Enslaved when invaders take over Alasia, ten-year-old Anya discovers ways to spy on the enemy and slip information to the resistance. But then Anya uncovers a disturbing reference to her own family and is confronted by a stranger who seems to know her secrets. Holding her life in his hands, he claims to have proof that her father was involved in the betrayal that led to the Invasion itself.

 

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2014 Whitney Award Finalist in RomanceAfter 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.


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She had never been loved before. He thought he would never love again.

Zeke never imagined he wouldn’t marry the pretty girl from his village. It was as good as done—until she fell in love with someone else during the war. Captain Helaman’s estate in the city is the perfect refuge, far from pitying eyes and nosy village women. But though time has healed his battle wounds, it hasn’t bound up his broken heart.

Abandoned and alone in the world, Eliza asked Uncle Helaman to take her in. She has
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to guard her own.
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Starting at a new high school is hard, especially as a senior. At age 17, Derek moves with his family from North Carolina to Utah. Derek learns about the unwritten laws of dating in Utah, and that his mom and dad have a history at his new school—a
history that threatens his future.

 

 

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The housing market is crashing, and Sophie’s life is crashing with it. At twenty-four, her successful real estate career evaporates. She’s broke, can’t find a job, or pay her bills, leaving Sophie wondering how her successful lifestyle became so fragile.
At the urging of her roommate, Sophie accepts a job in her fallback career—teaching six-year-olds. She hopes it’s temporary. After all, how long can a tanking economy last anyway? The best part of the new job is Liam, another employee at Rio Grande Elementary. The worst part of the new job is, well, teaching.
Sophie has a surprise real estate closing from a contract she wrote months ago, leading her to a niche in the real estate market and to a new partner, Kevin. Sophie must choose between Liam or Kevin and between a lucrative career or recess duty.
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Sixteen-year-old Macy is not your average teenager–she’s a member of
the Chosen, an elite group of gifted and magically talented children
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Ninth is to lead the Final Battle against the evil forces of the Dark.
And when that Ninth turns out to be Tolen Parks, a clueless
seventeen-year-old who  has no idea he’s anything other than a freak,
she figures the world is a gonner. The two of them are swept down a
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everything that Tolen can be. Amidst monsters and Radia Warriors, the
pair must discover who they really are and face the heart of darkness in
order to find victory . . . and their destinies.
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Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for
her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees. 


Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music.
Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees. 


With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?

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Midian has lived in Gevkan Castle for almost all of her twenty-five years, growing up alongside Princess Arien. Though timid, she’s content in her life and comfortable with the people who surround her. It’s not until she meets Kelson, best friend of Prince Dmitri, that she realizes how deep her shyness runs. Kelson is outgoing and wildly flirtatious, pushing Midian away when all he wants is to draw her closer.

Midian’s life is put in danger when she’s kidnapped by the neighboring king who thinks she’s the princess and wants to leverage her life for power and money.

Will Kelson be able to stop the king fast enough, proving his affections for Midian, or will the king’s scheming keep them forever separated?

 

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Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable
citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life and boyfriend back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.

 

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After celebrating college graduation with her friends in Las Vegas, Amanda St. Claire wakes up with a terrible hangover and a ring on her finger.
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Craig Dawson, an attorney in San Diego, is in a relationship that’s going nowhere and wonders why he can’t seem to commit. When he sees Brynn at their reunion, he thinks he might finally understand why. The only problem—she’s still infatuated with Troy what’s-his-name.Will Brynn find the love she seeks with Troy, or will she realize the best kind of love has always been right in front of her?Purchase here. Special promotional price: .99!
 
 
 
 
Alexa Fulbright doesn’t expect the man she’s been trying to forget for the past 7 years to show up on assignment from the FBI…and she really doesn’t expect him to kiss her. Sam
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After Sam shows Alexa proof that her boyfriend is a drug dealer with
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gun is pointed at her head and ‘said boyfriend’ puts a bullet in Sam’s
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For the last six years, Siri has sought a way to fulfill a vow made during the last hours of her beloved mother’s life. Faced with an unwanted betrothal, she knows any chance to honor her mother’s request is dwindling. Risking
her life to escape the arranged marriage, she unwittingly triggers an
ancient elven curse. Death and destruction will begin with the rise of
the next full moon. The only recourse is restoring an ancient talisman
to the elves. But pleas to return it go unanswered.
Siri’s journey plunges her into a land of mystical creatures, some terrifying, some fascinating. As she begins to lose her heart to one very handsome Master Archer, his valley spirals toward irreversible ruin. Siri begins to wonder if she holds the key and how one lowly human could ever make a difference in a strange land of myth and magic. Purchase here. Special promotional price: .99!
 
 
 
Stranded 225 million kilometers from home on Mars Station, cousins Jake O’Brien and Lorina Murphy are drawn into a fledgling effort to help the hundreds of abandoned street children who call the station home.
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Twenty-one-year-old Emma Matthews lost the song in her heart the same night she lost her dad. With an unfulfilled promise and an ultimatum shadowing her junior year of college, maybe it’s better that way. You can’t hurt if you can’t feel. 

But when the reflection she sees in musician Riley Preston’s eyes borders dangerously close to the one she’s spent the last five years searching for, Emma discovers her walls can’t guard her heart from its fiercest desire. Terrified of what she’s experiencing, and even more afraid of what she might lose, Emma grapples for the courage to hold on to one dream without abandoning the promise of another. 

Contemporary New Adult Romance novel Eyes Unveiled lets you relive those heartfelt moments when you don’t know how you’d survive a day without your best friend, when you’re trying to figure out who you are and what you’re supposed to do with your life, and when falling in love changes everything.
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diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive. 
 
However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates,
Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship–on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic. 
 
Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their
freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.
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 Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her women are accidentally getting pregnant—like her star piano student—while Megan remains hopelessly barren. Megan’s never felt so alone. But she’s not the only one struggling. 

Christina has just entered the world of infertility, made worse by the fact her
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Have you ever been Kiss by a Dragon?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Dragon’s Kiss by Mark Miller

A review for readersFavorite.com

I so much enjoyed the tale and story of A Dragon’s Kiss that I couldn’t put it down. It is interesting and entertaining. It certainly transports you from your world into one of fantasy and dreams. I found A Dragon’s Kiss to be clean and wholesome. It has dragons and magic, just the right amount to make it a great story.

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Kelan is seven years old and being bullied by another kid in the tribe because he is a peaceful and loving kid. He loves animals and cares for them. A combination that bullies love for their victims. Another problem he has is that he isn’t destined to greatness and his family and tribe people treat him as such…a no one.

Brietta is a new comer and Kelan feels a great connection to her, especially when she tells the bullies (more…)

Chronicles of the Daemon Knights in Sorceress, a review

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Sorceress, Chronicles of the Daemon Knights  by David Korinetz

Review for readersfavorite.com 

Chronicles of the Daemon Knights by David Korinetz, was a treat to read. It is well written and the story is charming and interesting. It moves quickly and keeps you glued to the pages at every turn.

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A beautiful, redheaded sorceress named Magdalen is not only caught in the dark nets of her former teacher but also in the heart of the commander of the Daemon Knights, both sworn enemies. Magdalen once possessed the power to command the firedrakes, a creature smaller than a dragon, with the aid of the Aedon, but now has been stripped of her powers by a wise and good wizard.

She was a dark wizard’s apprentice for some years until she wanted the power for herself. (more…)

Amane of Teravinea The chosen One by Maria Trimble

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

A review for readersFavorite.com

What a hook in the beginning of the book. The first chapter is going to pull you in in just one page. It is fabulously written for young adults who want all now and with a great punch. This story has a great pace and a dramatic twist in every chapter. I enjoy the taste of this book, for it tastes like a winner in the world of fantasy.

Amane’s mother dies and Amane is to go on a journey to celebrate her mother’s life. She chooses to go alone to the place where she has spent many wonderful times with her mother. She loves the lore of dragons, and the songs that are passed from one generation to the next and her mother was the one who taught them to her. When her teacher insists in changing these stories, she defies her teacher who expels her from school.

At fifteen, all girls are busy procuring a husband, but Amane is busy learning to use a sword and dealing with the death of her mother. During her stay by the cove, one of the rocks she places in a ring for a fire, starts to hatch and she is beaten by the small dragon that emerges from within. Almost dead from the venom deposited by the dragon, Amane sees her dead mother who tells her to go back and stay with her dragon. She does so, and now she must confide in someone that she is linked to a dragon, but who? No one but the healer is at her side.

This book will become a favorite for many young adults and for the young of heart. It is tastefully written, with lots of action and even a bit of romance. I greatly recommend it to lovers of dragons and magic, and readers of fantasy at large. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it for any library, be it at school or at home.

Powerful fairies, magical swords, and the Cubs actually winning a baseball game?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

“Double Play” a Young Adult novel of magic by Carol Nicolas

Back of book blurb:

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She faces danger every day, but the greatest danger of all is the secret buried in her heart.

When the Giant City crashes down onto Chicago, radiation slowly begins to kill those nearby. Now, ten years later, seventeen-year-old Sandy Nandou ditches high school and sneaks into the forbidden Giant City hoping to find a relic she can sell to help her dying grandmother. There she meets Sean O’Malley, a handsome young magician who sees in her the ally he’s been seeking. Sandy soon finds herself drawn to him as they prepare to battle Fey Hunters and killer giant rats to save those they love. But before she can help Sean restore order to their fractured world, Sandy must face the truth of who she (more…)

A bounty hunter is pursuing her, why?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Anna, thanks for your willingness to highlight Willow Springs. I love your blog, especially the great variety of authors you feature.

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     Husbands. Crissa had to suppress a shudder at the thought. If I had wanted  a husband, I would have stayed in Boston. Indeed, Crissa considered Willow Springs to be the nearest thing to her idea of purgatory. She certainly did not plan to stay here long.

Swedish immigrant Crissa Engleson fled Boston hoping to start a new life, unknown and unencumbered, on the American frontier. The quiet gold mining town of Willow Springs in the Utah desert seemed the perfect spot—until (more…)

Why is My Sweet Danish Rose counting in love?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
My Sweet Danish Rose by Tina Peterson Scott
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Back cover blurb:
Alone in the world, and counting on love to triumph …
Berta Erichsen is an energetic fifteen-year-old with a mind of her own. Last seen in Farewell, My Denmark (2013), and with visions of happily ever after, she impulsively (more…)

(Adults only) Lock Creek One Year’s Time

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
Lock Creek: One Year’s Time is a Romantic Mystery, written by Laney Smith.
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When did you first know you wanted to be an author? 
I have always loved writing. I think I’ve always wanted to be an author. I just didn’t know how to go about it.

What makes you passionate about writing? 

I love the thought of being able to bring other people into my world. I want to make them feel the feelings we love to feel. (more…)

Stuck in Chicago without food or cash

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Snowed in. A traveler’s worst nightmare.

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Stuck in Chicago without food or cash, Anna’s immediate prospects look darker than the storm outside. When Jim sits down next to her with an offer to trade fries for electricity, things begin to improve.

By the time they get home, neither one realizes they’ve exchanged more than resources…they’ve traded hearts.

Can the New York Ad Executive and the small (more…)

How can you become Santa’s Emergency Replacement when you don’t want the job?

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Book Blurb:

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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.
Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.

Just when (more…)

Angels From Their Realms of Story a Christmas Anthology

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Angels From Their Realms of Story a Christmas Anthology compiled by Michael Young.

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*All the proceeds from sales of the anthology are donated to charity.

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Back cover blurb:

Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas like nothing else, and Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels brings beloved carols to life like never before.
Throw your cares away with the tales from sweet silver bells. Follow the story of the one creature who was stirring on Christmas Eve and feel the redemption of a dying wife’s (more…)

Chimmeken Crossing the Delaware River on Christmas, 1776

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

D. Lee Jortner, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

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I have always had stories running through my head, but it wasn’t until a year ago, when I realized I had only months before I would be an empty nester, that I figured I may as well start writing before it was too late. So I just sat down one Saturday morning and cranked out twenty pages of a young adult mystery novel.

Awesome. What makes you passionate about writing?

From the day I started writing, I found that I was just happy. I can’t explain it more than that I just felt at home. I wake up wanting to write, and I go to sleep with characters, scenes, story ideas, and motivations in my head. I am never bored.

Amen to that. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

My first novel Corpse in Kitchen (more…)

“A Faded Cottage” A Christmas love story

Friday, December 12th, 2014

A Fade Cottage by Diann Shaddox a Quaid Witherspoon’s journal of only two weeks

Diann, where are you from?

Nashville, AR

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  • If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?
  • I’d love to visit the late (more…)

We are talking about behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, listening, and obeying

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Paulette Harper is visiting today.

Paulette, give me a brief Bio of you, and a short synopsis or snippet of your last book published.

Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author, speaker and ordained Elder. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008.  She writes both Christian Fiction, Non-Fiction and children’s books.  She resides in Northern, California.

Princess Nevaeh

Six year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is. She will soon learn that her wish to be a princess takes a little bit more than just asking. Lessons on self-discovery are taught by her Mimi who makes her understand that being a princess takes work.

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Lessons taught in Princess Nevaeh: (more…)

Attention Book Reviewers … This One is for You

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Post by Tristi Pinkston in her blog: http://tristipinkston.blogspot.com/2014/11/attention-book-reviewers-this-ones-for.html

Today I’m going to address an issue that seems to be taking over the Internet and causing some real outward ripples. I’m talking about bad book reviews.

Now, I don’t mean reviews that say things like, “This book wasn’t for me” or “I didn’t enjoy it” or “I never felt connected to the characters.” Reviewers don’t have to like everything they read – if they did, what would be the point of having reviews? If every author everywhere got nothing but five stars all the time, the buyer wouldn’t have any basis to go from, and we might as well do away with reviews altogether.

I’m talking about the book reviews that slam and hurt and demean. I’ve seen reviewers say that authors should give up, that they never should have even put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, in today’s world), and any number of other hurtful things – including “This author is too stupid to live.”

Let’s pause for just a second and think (more…)

Six Days of Christmas is here to stay

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Kaylee Baldwin is the author of Six Days of Christmas.

Keylee, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Logan, Utah, but I spent most of my life in Arizona. I currently live in southern Arizona with my husband and four children.

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What makes you passionate about writing?

I love creating! When I sit down to write, I am putting pieces of myself into every character and every story. The ability to write and create is a gift that I am very grateful for.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? (more…)

Children Christmas stories and more

Monday, December 1st, 2014
  • Cheryl Johnson author and artist is visiting my blog.

    Cheryl, how long have you been writing?

    I’ve been creating stories and drawing since I was about ten years old so most of my life. I’m 59 now, and next month I’ll be 60! Still can hardly believe that! I was born in Portland, Maine but grew up in Gorham, Maine. My mom was a third grade school teacher. I wrote my very first books that I published last fall when she was alive,and she used them in her class room. I redid the illustrations digitally but Mom would recognize the pictures.

     How nice. Do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
    As for knowing if my idea is good enough for a book, not quite sure how to answer that.I get lots of ideas every day that I know I can turn into really great stories. I’m a little overwhelmed (more…)

Tara Powelson Mayoros

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Tara Powelson Mayoros

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What makes you passionate about writing?
I am passionate about the experience of creating stories. I love meeting new friends in my characters and see how they react to one another. Writing is therapeutic for me.

Do you have a writing routine?
I used to write whenever the muse hit me. Now I stick to a schedule so that my writing doesn’t encroach to much on time away from family.

What is the title of your book?
“Broken Smiles”

What genre does your book fall under?
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How I healed bipolar disorder without drugs?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

BOOK SYNOPSIS

MISSION IMPROBABLE: How I Healed Bipolar Disorder without Drugs

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Deborah Fryer, a native of Yorkshire, England, struggled with bipolar disorder for 49 years, and could never figure out what was wrong with her.

Abused severely as a child by her mentally ill mother, Deborah was depressed and lonely in her big family. She suffered paralyzing (more…)