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Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Dragon’s
Quest
Dragon
Princes Book 1
by
Cyci Cade
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Three
lives separated by time and land, connected by curse.
Two
princes from the Dragon ́s Dynasty, Liu and Wei,
are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two
centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives
and they are able to return to their human form. However,
the curse isn ́t broken yet.
To
break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the
Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to
the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they ́ll
have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors.
They ́ll have to face death too, and prove that they are
honorable men to save Kate ́s life.
They
́ll be tested as never before. They ́ll discover
feelings they never imagined existed. They ́ll have to fight like
wild warriors.
A
curse can be broken… But at what cost?
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Feb 15th, 2017!!**
 
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I´m
Cyci Cade and I write urban fantasy and fiction novels for young
adult.

 

I´ll
never forget the first time I wrote a story; I was in fifth grade.
That experience enchanted me. What should be an insignificant
composition became a four pages flash story. My teacher didn´t like
it very much, but who cared? She did.
Well,
I had to shorten my compositions. However, it didn´t discourage me;
on the contrary, it made me try harder. I like a good challenge. I
like to try new things; some of them don´t work as I expect, but it
doesn´t matter. I always learn new things.
I
started writing articles for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. I
wrote my first book in 2010 and published it in 2012. It was so
amazing that I didn´t stop anymore. Writing makes me happy.
I
have received 5 stars reviews from professional websites, and
remarkable comments that have encouraged me.
During
my free time, I like reading, watching TV series, and movies.
I
live in Brazil and I have a cat named Angel. I love cats too.
Welcome
to my world!
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Can a Princess be handicapped?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Just in time for Valentines and for your favorite lady, a new clean, young adult, medieval fantasy romance hit the market today. “A Golden Princess,” book three in A Royal Romance Series of Anna del C. Dye is a stand-alone story. You will find an array of characters, fears, love, endurance and heroes, between its pages. Enjoy!

About the book:

Small for her age, Princess Nyala is determined to be noticed and someday rule with fairness and valor in Kaloma. All changes when she looks upon the stars and they predict her accident. After she awakens to a broken body, her father takes to his goblet and she steps into power in her kingdom at sixteen.

Her father said that no man would choose a half-broken princess. Is that how Prince Nicolao sees her after the accident? Her heart is unsure and out of fear she keeps him away to avoid a broken heart.

As soon the other kingdoms in the land determine the predicament of the Royal House of Kaloma, they too will prey on her vulnerability to steal her kingdom. She will have to confront new foes or lose it all.

What other said about the book:

Review by Roseanne Wilkins: A Golden Princess is a story about overcoming hardship and finding true love. This story is a clean romance suitable for pre-teens. I enjoyed the story of love and loss and finding love again through hardship. There aren’t many tales put in a medieval setting that involve strong female characters, especially characters who are physically challenged. Much of the relationship-building between the main characters is told in past perspective after Princess Nyala is injured. Moments are lived through her memories. When Nyala accepts her injuries and moves forward, the story takes off. It was good to read a story where the main character has to face a life very different from what she had planned. I love happily-ever-after’s, and Anna del C. Dye knows how to deliver.

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Anna Del C.’s previous book “Kingdom by the Sea” will be on sale at $0.99 from Feb. 10 to the 16
 
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About the Author:

Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile amongst some of the world’s most famous beaches. She grew up the middle, after her twin, Elena. Her mother died when she was six, but Anna was lucky enough to find a new mother in her husband’s mother whom she loves dearly. Anna accredits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life.

After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. An article about their love story, Why Me? was published in spring 2010 by Covenant in the book Angels Round About. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess.

Early on in her life, Anna showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, and a movie, which she enjoyed immensely. She is in charge of the costumes for the Elf Court in Utah’s own Fantasy Con. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Anna is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. Second place for the first page of A Kingdom by the Sea. Bronze medal for Elfs in a Conquered Realm.  Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh Writers contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. Her article, A New American Mother, was published by Desert Saints Magazine. Other articles about family and relationships have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West.

She is the author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy and four other books in her Elf Series. Anna has also published an electronic book for sixth-graders name Emerine’s Nightmare. From her new A Royal Romance Series, A Golden Princess is the stand alone book three of this series.

Anna holds a yearly Book Drive in her community and has given more that 250 books to 6 different Elementary Schools and another 1000 to 3 different Senior Centers in Utah.

 

The links:

Amazon:

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Smashwords:

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A family curse… the women of her family, kill the men they love

Monday, February 13th, 2017


      Jan would rather write than eat or sleep, which is handy for authors—not so much for husbands. Her research as a nutritionist inspired an unusual murder weapon for Heir of Deceit. Favorite writing moment: meeting famous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton while during research in Asheville, North Carolina for Heir of Deceit. She has won national contests for her comedic poetry on subjects such as Black Friday and her messy kitchen. Some are included in her humor book My Word, That’s Absurd! along with her prize-winning children’s story, Miss Mousie and Mrs. McGreggor’s Closet.
Jan’s quirky sense of humor could classify her as eccentric, but she prefers the term “crazy.” She is the author of two novels, Heir of Deceit and Impressions of Innocence and a non-fiction humor book, My Word, That’s Absurd! She’s going nuts deciding which of seven book ideas she wants to work on next.
She loves cactus flowers, road runners, horned toads (and people). She enjoys cooking, teaching, and learning. The day she stops learning will be the day she stops breathing. She and her husband are the parents of six children.
Jan wrote for a local newspaper at age 11. She worked for her high school and college journalism departments, and as a case worker, tobacco prevention coordinator, and nutritionist. In addition, she has taught religion classes to high school students for more than 31 years as a volunteer.
Visit her web site at: http://janmar916.wix.com/janmmartin
P.S. If you enjoy her books, she’ll love you forever if you leave a 5-star review on Amazon about them.

Praise for Heir of Deceit: “A plot that is full of questions to keep readers turning pages–secrets, lies and drama. Good Stuff!” –Bethany Miller Cole (writing as Bethany Michaels) Judge at Romance Writers of America

“This is part love story, part genealogical mystery, a little bit about redemption and quite a lot of fun for the reader.” –Jonesy, Amazon Reviewer

“A love story that . . . offers a satisfying mix of intrigue and idealistic love.” –Kirkus
Reviews

“It’s captivating and it really keeps you guessing.” –Lord of the Books Reviews

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On the eve of her wedding, Lacey uncovers a problem too large for love to conquer: a family curse which causes the women to kill the men they love, and puts her fiancé, Evs, in danger. Lacey vows to uncover the secrets of her lineage, even if it requires her ultimate sacrifice–the loss of her marriage to her beloved Evs.

Her search leads to the Smoky Mountain backwoods, where the shotgun is more respected than the law, and family may not be what is expected. HEIR OF DECEIT is set in an area, where, even today, hands of tobacco are used as currency, and moonshine stills explode.

Heir of Deceit is a clean Romantic Mystery suitable for teens and adults.

 

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Snippet:
We traveled back from Cherokee in a silent and reflective mood. Despite the late hour, the trip ended too soon.
Tsali walked me to my motel room door and lingered in the hallway. “Lacey, I have to tell you something before I burst.”
I looked up at him, but found that I could say nothing.
“After our experiences together tonight, I feel so close to you. I’m afraid I am falling horribly, desperately in love with you.”
“Tsali . . .”
“I know. Friends. I promised you.
But this beating drum in my chest won’t stop what it feels. Are you the sacrifice I must give for a strong and proud people?”
“Or is Evs the sacrifice I must give to join a strong and a proud people?” I placed my hand on his arm. He seemed so tall, so powerful at that moment, I needed the touch to balance my unsteady body and my teetering heart.
Tsali lifted my chin upward as he bent toward my lips.
“Please, Tsali, I can’t.” My lips trembled and my stomach leapt in a confusion of joy and pain. “I feel it too, each time I’m around you. Then to have the Spirit of Tsali allow me to see him—to share that with you—maybe it’s a sign. But I can’t. Not until I learn where my own life will go.”
He held his face so very close to mine that I could feel his words. “Lacey, as the original Tsali honored his
wife at the peril of his life, I will honor your wishes, and my promise to you.
However long it takes, I promise you.”
I could feel the warmth of his skin through the space between us like a connecting current. I wondered if he could feel it, too. “I will always treasure this night,” I said, “and what you have told me, even if we never speak of it again.”
 
 
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Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives.

 

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Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

 

When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child. 


 


Sixteen years later, an awkward teen named James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers, they must fight for their lives, their souls, and each other.

 

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His rich baritone voice crescendoed in a dark laugh, pulling her gaze back to the stage. Backlit by slanted beams of light, his black curls gleamed. Gray eyes blazed so bright they were almost silver. High, sharp cheekbones soared above full, powerful lips. The cape draped over his broad shoulders, following his tapered form to the floor. Something fierce and powerful seethed inside him like a midnight storm. Was it just acting? Or was the role of Dracula opening a window into what was really inside him? Acting or not, something about James called to her.
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The amazing adventures of DragonMan

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
 
Intro
to Series
The
amazing story of DragonMan was born at the dawn of the 21st Century,
when the world, about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four
passenger airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in
Shanksville Pennsylvania, but into the American certainty that the
horrors of the outside world could not touch them at home.
It
was into this world that a new kind of superhero emerged, one for
whom the lines between good and evil are blurred. Is he friend? Or is
he foe? No one knows for sure. What they do know, however, is that as
a friend there is no one better.
 
DRAGONMAN
NABS 2016 HONORABLE MENTION IN SUPERHERO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

https://vimeo.com/145299506
4-6-16
ThunderBall
is pleased to announce our DragonMan trailer won HONORABLE MENTION in
the 2016 SUPERHERO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
 
All
of the books are being made into movies by ThunderBall films Ltd. And
two songs written by me for the Saga. ‘DarkSide Of Heaven’ (DragonMan
Theme) and In ‘That Gentle Moment’ for Descendants of Man’.

 

https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/dark-side-of-heaven
https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/in-that-gentle-moment-1
 
 
DragonMan
– The Adventures of Luke Starr

Book
1
By
Ted Lazaris
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Teenager
Luke Starr appears to be living a rather dull uneventful life in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That is until fate and a nameless, faceless
mysterious dark force from a different plane of existence catapults
Luke into a series of wondrous adventures, adventures that will
change his life and those around him forever. Luke Starr, respected,
feared and hated by many as the one born to greatness, is suddenly
propelled with great swiftness into a nightmare, then forced to come
face to face with destiny. Is it all a dream? A wild imagination
perhaps? Or is this unimaginable journey into the unknown real?

You’re
about to find out when you embark on this unforgettable journey with
DragonMan. A fantasy adventure filled with wizardry and mystery that
carries you away on the wings of magic to bewitching lands, where
goblins dwell, wizards rule and witches still cast their evil spells.
The
story unfolds with the mood of impending danger set early on, as a
likable young teenage hero, Luke Starr, enters a mysterious realm of
Earth known as the mythical world of Spellville, by way of an eerie
portal in search of his kidnapped friends. But the journey for Luke
is not so much a mission of mercy as one of self-discovery. For
despite his humble midwest origins, Luke is no ordinary teenager.
Imbued with super powers following a ritualistic exchange of blood
with a clever dragon, Luke soon discovers the awesome legacy of his
birthright, a dark side of great strength and brutal fury and must
learn to accept the fact that he is known in this other world as The
Chosen One.

Still,
unquestionably human, he must come to grips with what he has now
become, the most violent force in nature, a dragon hybrid, a.k.a.
“DragonMan.” And ready or not, he is thrust into a
nightmarish life and death battle to try and save Planet Earth from
alien beings hell-bent on destruction, at the same time grappling
with his own fears and doubts while always in an inner conflict with
himself trying to keep the violent nature of the dragon in check,
making it a tough road to travel for this teenage boy of strong
morals beliefs.
In
a pace that never flags, Luke and an ancient dragon must now join
together in an epic struggle that is all neatly stitched together by
an intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem, wherein , a mysterious psychic and an
ominous stranger and alien attack on Earth keep the action rolling
until the climactic conclusion.
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DragonMan
– The Poseidon Encounter
Book 2
In
Ted Lazaris’s first fantasy adventure novel, Dragonman, the
Adventures of Luke Starr, the reader was introduced to the likable
Luke and his seemingly normal way of life growing up in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.
Luke
was portrayed as a quiet, average kid plagued by all the inherent
problems of the typical American teen: dealing with a crush on a girl
he’s too shy to approach, pesky sisters constantly poking their noses
into his business, bullies at school and exams to study for.
But
Luke, readers soon discovered, was burdened by a far greater weight
than any of his peers, as he struggled to come to terms with his
birthright as The Chosen One, savior of the distant world of
Spellville.

 

Not
only that, but, like hapless Peter Parker forced to juggle his
complex life as Spider-Man while pursuing his love interest and his
not-always-easy career, Luke had to learn to harness the enormous
powers of DragonMan, his super alter-ego, a persona that regrettably
did not come with an instruction manual.

 

In
this second, action comic-like installment, DragonMan and the
Poseidon Encounter, Luke seems to have come to terms with his legacy
and appears well in control of his super powers–which he will be
called upon to use this time around to save the world from an evil
demon who seeks to claim the souls of every human being on earth.

 

The
mood of impending danger is set from the very first page, when author
Ted Lazaris takes off his gloves to delivering a knock-out of an
opening scene: Five-year-old Bobby Blakely, running downstairs on the
morning of his birthday, finds not the hoped for brand new bicycle as
a gift, but rather an enormous blue whale that has somehow “washed
up” in the small lake on his parent’s isolated farm.

 

While
many consider the whale’s appearance a hoax, others believe it to be
a sign of impending Biblical doom. And it is enough to rouse Luke’s
suspicions that worse is about to happen–which it does. In a pace
that never flags, Poseidon Encounter unfolds in a complex thread of
differing tales, from an old-fashioned detective murder mystery to a
science fiction fantasy, all neatly stitched together by an
intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem.

 

An
imaginative writer, Lazaris blends magic, mysticism, religion and the
fast-paced action of the comic book world into a book that fans of
the first DragonMan tale will find hard to put down!
 
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DragonMan
– Face Of The Unknown
Book 3
The
War to End All Wars Came Swiftly From East of the Dawn

 
A
series of savage and brutal murders is taking place by a killer that
might not be human. Where did it come from? How did it get here? And
how can it be stopped?

 

The
Order Of The Circle Of Light, a secret brotherhood first discovered
this baffling mix of man and God, in 1970. Now this Son of God, or
Satan is about to proclaim its divinity, through a ritualistic series
of slaying’s.
It’s
goal; wage war one last time to determine who shall rule Heaven and
Earth. To the victor goes the cherished prize … mankind.

In
the bloody heroic war to determine mankind’s fate, blood red
flames, smoke and dust soar high into the grim night sky above two
armies as they engage in mortal combat.

One
hopes and prays they will survive the night, retaining dominion over
their own world. While the other will wage war in ways mankind can
scarcely imagine, in a gruesome fight to end all life on Earth.
Not
only weaponry and blind fear will march into battle on December 24TH.
There will be hope and faith. There will be friendships. There will
be undying love.

But
far more than our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters will fall on
the bitter cold December battlegrounds to determine mankind’s
destiny; shattered dreams, innocence lost, and the very essence of
the human spirit will also become casualties of war, the war to end
all wars.
Can
Luke Starr, aka, DragonMan, a new superhero for our times, figure out
whom this mysterious being really is and stop its relentless threat
to mankind?

Only
time will tell.
 
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DragonMan
– Descendants Of Man
Book 4
Why
did the Anunnaki come here? Did they create human hybrids? What is
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist?

Will
we survive what is yet to come? — Those who look for the truth,
already know — those that fail to search, are lost — but those with
an open mind will soon come to know…The Descendants Of Man.


Much of the story information that was
obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many people
around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
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Free
Eight Chapter preview of AMAZON Best-Seller – DragonMan: Descendents
of Man
Also
listen to In ‘That Gentle Moment’ A song written for this adventure
by me.  
https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/in-that-gentle-moment-1

 

Read
by Peter Avastrat.
Why
did the Anunnaki come here? Did they create human hybrids? What is
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist? Will we survive what is yet to
come? — Those who look for the truth, already know — those that
fail to search, are lost — but those with an open mind will soon
come to know… The Descendants Of Man. Much of the story information
that was obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many
people around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
Click
here for all eight chapters:
 
 
 
 
DragonMan-
Unfathomable
Book
5
un*fath*om*a*ble
1.incapable of
being fully explored or understood.
Synonyms:
inscrutable, incomprehensible, enigmatic, indecipherable,
impenetrable, obscure, esoteric, mysterious, mystifying, deep,
profound
“unfathomable mysteries”
2.(of water or a
natural feature) impossible to measure the extent of.
 
To most people, the
definition above, is just a word expressing similar
definitions  and nothing more.  But when a  bizarre
sequence of events draws not only the  United States, but every
world superpower on the globe  into the threat of World War III
the word takes on a whole new meaning. And  all the world can do
at this point is watch, as the  terrifying mystery slowly begins
to unravel, revealing the …UNFATHOMABLE.
 
 
DragonMan –
Experiment In Terror
Book 6
 
Luke Starr:
Milwaukee boy. Crown Prince of Spellville, aka DragonMan

Ten years
ago, Luke discovered that he was the Chosen One of Spellville, a
magical alternate dimension. He used his abilities as DragonMan to
fight against the ruthless Unter. With the help of his
great-grandfather Alaba and the other wizards of Spellville, Luke
banished Unter into the inescapable Eon Vault. All was well.

Until a
Supernova lends Unter the power to break free…

Now, the Evil
One is back and stronger than ever.

Outraged by his
previous defeat, Unter will hit Luke where it hurts most. Followers.
Friends. Family. Kidnapping one of Luke’s sisters and his
girlfriend Jenny Anderson, Unter will take one hostage on Earth, the
other on Spellville. While the Dragon is distracted by his loved ones
in peril, the Evil One will begin to terraform both worlds for his
dying race.

Luke must make
a choice: the Earth or Spellville, his sister or the woman he
loves…

A cat-and-mouse game with no rewards, only
consequences.

Our young hero must quickly adapt to this experiment
in terror or watch his world be destroyed by a god-like being bent on
revenge.

Time is running
out, Chosen One. Tick tock… Tick tock…



DragonMan – The
Awakening

 

Book 7
 
Born From Oblivion
– God no longer rules supreme.”

 

In the distant
past, long before people populated the Earth, and before animals
roamed the planet, something terrifying and cunning made its home in
the vegetation covering the planet like a soft green blanket. Lying
in wait for millions of years, this species continued to evolve.
Patiently crossing over and manipulating the genetic code of
different species. And now, this prefect omniscient being… born
from oblivion, has awakened and is ready to feed… God No Longer
Rules Supreme… IT’S COMING.
 
 
DragonMan:
Face Of The Unknown, authored by Ted Lazaris, who created DragonMan
and wrote the series of novels, which are being developed and
produced by ThunderBall Films, has accomplished the amazing feat of
debuting at NUMBER #1 on AMAZON KINDLE, ahead of David Baldacci and
James Patterson novels.
Ted
Lazaris, (Dragonman Productions) received the attention and a Letter
of Commendation from former First Lady, Laura Bush who commented “I
admire your efforts, through writing adventure stories, to encourage
people of all ages to enjoy reading.
The
following is the Foreword Written in the Novel, DragonMan –
Descendants Of Man, by Actress, Kya Garwood, who is also known for
roles in films such as Into The Woods – National Treasure – Dark
Shadows.

Ted
Lazaris is the successful, #1 Amazon best-selling, creator and author
of the DragonMan series, a 21st century superhero saga – like nothing
we’ve experienced before. With the DragonMan series optioned by
CEO/Producer Mario Domina of ThunderBall Films Ltd., Ted can add
screenwriter, producer and, if that wasn’t enough, writer of lyrics
to two songs set to feature in the films, to his impressive list of
achievements. 

 
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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 Rebel Series. Stories of Love and Liberty

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The Rebel Series–Stories of Love and Liberty by Linda Weaver Clarke

There was a time when swashbuckling men and brave women engaged in daring and romantic adventures, those who fought with bravery and valor. These courageous men and women were looked up to because they defended the people.

“This creative take on a Robin Hood-like story is charming and touching, and teaches some great morals about agency and choice. It reminded me of childhood fairytales of good versus evil, with a nice romance weaved into it.” –Author Charissa Stastny

In The Rebels of Cordovia, a group of men and women who called themselves Robin’s Rebels realize they must help the people survive this oppression. In this battle for freedom, a love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

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After reading this story, Susan Ortlieb from Suko’s Notebook Reviews wrote: “Linda Weaver Clarke writes with passion and grace, and the love story in this book is simply wonderful. In fact, this aspect of the story was the strongest draw for me. (Are love stories set in the past more romantic than those set in the present day?) I thought that Robin and Daniel sounded perfect for each other, and I enjoyed the steady development of their relationship. This charming book was a pleasure to read, and I relished it.”

The tales from The Rebel Series have adventure, sweet romance, and delectable kisses. These are stories of love and liberty that takes place between the 18th and 19th Century. In the sequel, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty but all is not well. One year after Cordovia gains its freedom, a group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

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Praise for Linda Weaver Clarke:

“Linda Weaver Clarke has a storyteller’s talent for enchanting and mesmerizing the audience. There are also some exciting surprises and twists that will delight the heart. Definitely a must read!” –Cindi Clubbs, Mommasez Reviews

 

The Highwayman of Cordovia, the second book in The Rebel Series, will be available on Dec 3rd, 2016. Read sample chapters of both books at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

 

About the Author

Linda Weaver Clarke has traveled throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history. She is the author of historical romances, mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her books are family friendly. Visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

 

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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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The Belmont Saga… vile evil and hopeless terror

Friday, November 4th, 2016
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Welcome back to Author Ren Garcia and his Saga 

 

 

Book 1 – Sands of the Solar Empire
GET THE BRANDY TO BAZZ . . .
That’s all Paymaster Stenstrom, the Lord of Belmont-South Tyrol, has to do and the old warbird Seeker is his. He has dreamed of captaining a Fleet ship his entire life.
Little does Paymaster Stenstrom realize that he is in the grip of an old Vendetta and the short trip to Bazz might very well be his last.
Faced with a dead ship and a lost crew, Paymaster Stenstrom finds help in the strangest places: the thief Marine and the milquetoast young man from the Admiral’s office, and, though he just became acquainted with these two strangers, he discovers they have been influencing each other’s lives for a very long time.
Something sinister hovers over Paymaster Stenstrom and his two new friends, something they are only now becoming aware of. The SANDS OF THE SOLAR EMPIRE stretch out before them in an endless gulf brimming with the unknown. Can a masked Paymaster, a thief, a coward and a once great warbird face what awaits them?
Book 2 – Against the Druries
That’s what they say on Bazz, that the “Deep Sea”, the open space between the two planets, is cursed and full of bad dreams—but nobody ever listens to people from Bazz, do they?
Paymaster Stenstrom, Private Taara and Lord A-Ram struggle to navigate the Seeker, an old warbird, through the shipping lanes to Bazz. If the Paymaster can’t get to Bazz with his cargo of brandy, he loses the ship and will probably end up in jail as well.
Jail? If only . . . The three adventurers are about to discover the old farfetched mariner stories are very real and that the Devil himself waits for the unwary in dark places where there is no help.
The Circle closes in on Stenstrom, Taara and A-Ram, and its judgment for them is far worse than any jail cell. The Seeker is about of become just another ship that set sail from safe shores and was never heard from again, unless . . .
The Belmont Saga concludes in this heartbreaking and action-packed tale of friendship and dedication, of vile evil and hopeless terror, and that sometimes help for those gone astray comes from the most unlikely of places.
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Ren Garcia is a Science
Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has
been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any
available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State
University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of
anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban
archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder”
book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
  



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What makes you passionate about writing?

[Ren Garcia]  That same things that make me passionate about breathing, eating, and dressing every day. Writing is something I have to do. The need to write is like a spring-loaded mousetrap in my head, waiting to SNAP!
What is the title of your book?

[Ren Garcia]   For the Belmont Saga:  “Sands of the Solar Empire” and “Against the Druries.” They were originally written as one book, but, due to word count, I was forced to split them into 2 books.
What genre does your book fall under?

[Ren Garcia]  Science-fiction/Fantasy
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

[Ren Garcia]  After purchasing the chair of the old warbird Seeker, Lord Stenstrom of Belmont-South Tyrol faces a myriad of deadly perils as he attempts to deliver a case of brandy to the planet Bazz.

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

[Ren Garcia]  Star Wars books, Dune.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

[Ren Garcia] I always admired Micheal Moorcook’s lesser known character Ulrich von Bek, how he carried himself, how he looked, and I modeled Paymaster Stenstrom loosely after him. I wanted to capture some of that same imagination and spirit of adventure I found in the von Bek books.
Where can we find your book? (Please live links work best)

[Ren Garcia]  All of the League of Elder books are available via Amazon.com. Here is a link to all the books:   https://thetempleoftheexplodinghead.com/books/

 

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The Buried Symbol The Runes of Issalia

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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The Buried Symbol
The Runes of Issalia – Book 1
By Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Genre: YA fantasy

Discover a lost magic, long buried and forgotten…
Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to a life below the lowest rung of the social ladder. Unwilling to accept his fate, the teen risks his life to obtain a fake rune that marks him as a member of the Empire’s ruling class. He then embarks on a quest to join an institution where the Empire’s future leaders are trained.
As a student of the Academy, he soon uncovers a chain of secrets kept hidden for centuries, secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society. Among his discoveries is a powerful magic, long buried and forgotten.
Brock’s compassion and sense of justice are seeds that sprout tight friendships and a blossoming romance. An unwillingness to be bullied earns him a dangerous enemy, growing into a feud that escalates to a climactic showdown.

Alex Cave Series – Book Tour

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Riptide: Betrayal of Blood by Author Claudette Melanson

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

Q&A With the Author:

1.       Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
Bunny, pizza, horror movie, book and coffee loving author who will ride any roller coaster in her path.
2. What do you love most in the world?

 

 Writing…with my rabbits being a close second!
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The 3rd book in the 1st of several trilogies featuring Maura & her family! 

Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril…Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…

Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life?

In addition to the menace personified in her unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under, Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most…

In this third and final book of The Maura DeLuca Trilogy,the first of several trilogies to come, the reader will delve even deeper into the secrets guarded by Maura’s father, the mystery of Ron’s role in her life and the identities of the mysterious Vancouver Island Coven members who have, up until now, remained hidden in the shadows. This trilogy rounds out the segment of Maura’s life during which she discovers she is a member of The Born—a human destined to complete her transformation into a vampire! This series of young adult fantasy novels has been enjoyed by readers of nearly every age and are found by them to be dramatically different from any other vampire books they have read in the past. Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and other enchanting creatures in addition to two families made up of some of the most likeable vampires—for the most part—to ever exist.

 

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The bus
ride was the longest leg of my trip, almost forty-five minutes in length, so I
arrived at my stop even more exhausted—and hungry—than I’d already been. I was
still worrying over showing up late to lab, adding further to the list of my
crimes, so I was completely caught off guard when the too-pale, too-cold hand
shot out to claim my wrist as I hurried past the giant pine after crossing the
street.
*Aldiva!*
I thought. She’d caught me alone, just as she’d threatened she would. Winter
clamped down over my mouth before I could alert the smattering of students,
rushing off to their own classes in a panic, to my perilous situation. I
struggled against the frozen, vice-like grips which held me, though I knew
there was no point in doing so.
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Engines of Liberty Series… a steampunk or alternate history?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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The book:

REBEL HEART

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In 1776, the American rebels were thwarted by British magic. The leaders were executed, but the surviving soldiers went into hiding and kept the revolution alive. By 1984 they have developed better weapons and machinery to even the odds. Now all these “technomancers” need is an army for their arsenal, and their newest recruit is 15 year-old Calvin Adler of Baltimore. The problem is, he’s got a pretty strong will, and might give the technomancers at bit of trouble in training…

SUICIDE RUN

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Calvin learns that the technomancers aren’t all good guys like he’d thought, and soon runs afoul of the worst of them. Now, with a bomb in his chest and a lot of ground to cover, he has a little over a week to save his life, or else become another casualty in the revolution. Meanwhile, an old enemy comes back stronger than ever, with ambition to spare…

PATRIOT’S GAME

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Calvin is on the brink of death. The army is scattered, the commodore is dead, and the British mages know about the technomancers’ secret weapon. Just as all hope seems lost, Calvin and his friends find out the mages have a weakness, one that could end the war overnight and liberate the colonials.
But it will take a miracle to reach it…

The Interview:

Graham, how long have you been writing? I started in 1993 as a third grader, but started pursuing it seriously about ten years ago and I’ve been trying to get better ever since.

Wow! Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. Southern California then, Southern Nevada now. I am very much a product of the desert.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? Oh jeez. There is no right answer to this! I have been blessed with many great influences and mentors. I guess my third grade teacher was the one who really started this whole thing though. I give her lots of credit.

What is the name of your Serie? and what genre? The series is “Engines of Liberty,” and the books are REBEL HEART, SUICIDE RUN, and PATRIOT’S  GAME. They are a bit of fantasy, alternate history, and steampunk. Aimed at YA but good for all ages.

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. The Brits used magic to win the American Revolution in 1776. Two hundred years later the Americans have built a huge army with steam and gas engines, plus a ton of firepower, and they want a rematch. Romance and adventure abound!

So interesting… What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives? Take an interest in history and open your imagination. I was a diligent daydreamer in my childhood and it brings me immense joy, I hope others take it up.

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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend by Author Cheryl Carpinello

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
I am retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

I also conduct Medieval/Short Story Writing Workshops in Elementary/Middle School classes. Contact me if you are interested in holding a workshop for students: ccarpinello@mac.com.


Q&A With the Author:

1.  What
inspired your book?
My former students were my inspiration. When I taught
the Legend of King Arthur, my students knew next to nothing about Guinevere
other than she married King Arthur, cheated on him, and caused the downfall of
Camelot. I wanted kids to see a more rounded character of a young girl not much
different from them.
2. How do you
spend your free time

 

 

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading,
watching my favorite movies, and being outside. When I have an extended period
of time, we travel. Two of our biggest trips have been to Egypt and the United
Kingdom.

 

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At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history…. 

 

 

 

She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is the age when childish things must be put away and greater responsibilities accepted—all in preparation for a betrothal of marriage.

 

 

 

For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting rabbits?

 

However, the wizard Merlyn—her teacher and friend—knows that destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny whether she is ready for it or not.

 

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Author Top Ten List:
1.      Things
I like to do when not writing:
I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with
my family, and working in the yard. I’m definitely not a housekeeper.
2.      How
I relax:
Sitting on
the beach in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico!
3.      My
favorite color:
Blue’s always been my favorite color. It’s the
color of my eyes, of the sky, and of the ocean.
4.      My
favorite drink:
Just can’t
pass up a good margarita!
5.      My
favorite snack:
I devour
nachos and Auntie Anne’s pretzels!
6.      My
your favorite movies:
Star
Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter
, and The Mummy. I’ve watched each of these so many times that I’ve lost track, and my husband shakes his
head when he sees one on and says, “Really?” I just smile.
7.      I
am a night owl:
I don’t
usually go to sleep until midnight, and now that I’m retired, I’m comfortable
not seeing the sun come up in the morning:)
8.      My
favorite food:
That would
be a smothered shredded beef burrito washed down with a good margarita.
9.      My
favorite authors:
I grab
anything by the writing duo of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, and I also
love their individual books. David Baldacci’s books are also favorites. I’m
addicted to blood & guts & spy thrillers!
10.    If
I could live anywhere, it would be in Colorado.
We have the best weather—All four seasons. I
live next to the foothills, and a drive up in the Rockies is a cure for any
ailment. I can see the world famous Red Rock Amphitheater from my couch, and if
the wind is just right, we can hear the concerts. My immediate family is all
here, except for one sister who lives in Texas, poor soul. In addition to being
a retired teacher, I’m also a retired airline employee. So, when I need a
change, it’s so easy just to hop a plane and go to the beach.
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The Librarian Shoots a Gun an Audrey Scott Mystery by Amber Gilchrist is an investigation tale full of surprises and some humor. You will find diverse and interesting characters throughout the story. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is a murder mystery that will provide you a few hours in a world full of conspiracy and real life. It is a clean, delightful mystery solved by a small but very intelligent woman. Audrey is a Librarian in charge of the program for kids in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is more than thirty and not yet married. Her cousin is getting married and the family decides to introduce her to the best man. The problem starts when he disappears from earth and is being hunted by the police for murder. The wedding is off, and the investigating policemen thinks that she knows where the guy is hiding. Since she has never seen the guy, she gets put out by the policemen and their suggestions. When the best man enters her room in the middle of the night, Audrey defends her five foot body with all she has, and breaks his nose. It is after this incident that she realizes that the best man doesn’t have anyone else he knows in Tulsa, and that he really wants her to help him. She starts her own investigation to prove the best man innocence, and gets entangled with the mafia, dead people and crooked policemen, but the most dangerous part is when her heart decides to fall for the wrong man. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is not a romance, so don’t expect a happy ending, but you will get all the mysteries resolved. It is great reading for even a Young Adult although it is meant as an adult mystery. You can’t go wrong with this story.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Author Claudette Melanson 

Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.


Q&A With the Author:
1- When did you know you wanted to write books?  From about age five. I would always narrate things in my brain—all the things around me. I used to make up stories about people I’d see all the time. I even wrote a continuing story for my dance class that the teacher would read at the beginning of class every week.

 

2- What does your writing process look like?  The past year I’ve been doing a lot of editing for other authors. But that has kept me from writing. I intend for next year to be spent, predominantly, writing. It’s very sporadic right now, whenever I can fit it in, but I want it to become more of a fixed schedule. I like to write with music on or a horror movie on in the background, and also watching my bunbabies at play.


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Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.
 

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.
Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.
Awards
 
2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery

2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal

2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook


Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!


Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

 

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Author Top Ten List:
1.
I have four housebunnies, who
are spoiled to death. They have their own room, filled with toys, off the
living room. Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett.
2.
In college, I lived in a
haunted house. The ghost would turn the light on (light bulb with a chain) in
the front closet every night at 9:00 PM. No one would ever believe me until
they saw it. It moved other things around too in a non-harmful way.
3.
When I was little, I was
obsessed with Dinosaurs and used to have this little plastic set I played with
all the time.
4.
Eating gluten makes my
Rheumatoid Arthritis go crazy, so I make all my cookies, cake and pizza dough
with nut flours and can make pretty much anything you could make out of regular
flour. Believe me when I say diet is what controls disease. I laughed at my
naturopath when she first told me this, but then had to admit how wrong I was.
5.
My favorite colors are red and
black…together. I don’t have a single favorite, must be those two together. I
try to make as much of my wardrobe as possible in these colors.
6.
In college, I was in every club
the English department had and between them and studying, had no free time. But
they were nice enough my senior year to name an award after me, which they
continued to give every year.
7.
I wanted to write a book since
the age of five, but once, I wrote a story for a Star Wars competition. My
mother was so critical, I rewrote it (and the second one sucked), completely .
I was nervous after that, and it took me six years to finish my first book, in
large part because of that incident.
8.
I can be competitive,
especially when someone is mean to me. I took an idea to one of my English
clubs in college for the upcoming alcohol-free mix off. One of the girls said
it was stupid in a very snarky way, so I went to a different club. We did a
whole Death’s Angst theme and even wrote a poem about how Death felt cheated,
since no one was driving drunk that night. We had a little graveyard with names
on the stones like, “Danny Drovedrunk.” We took Best of Show with the huge
trophy, and the college kept our poem to use at future mix offs, since we’d
followed the message they were trying to get across so well.
9.
It’s my dream to move to
Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories in Canada. I moved to Ontario from
Vancouver when I met my husband and hate living here. I regret leaving the
beauty of the west behind and hope next year to be living in this place, which
is so beautiful and offers so much more opportunity. I think it would offer so
much more writing inspiration too. Northern Lights are one thing I haven’t
experienced yet that I’m dying to see in person. Plus, I love snow, so it’s a
win-win.
10.
I was a breech baby when I was
born, and almost killed both myself and my mother at birth. The doctor let me
go too far for surgery and she ended up being in labor for over 48 hours.
Perhaps it was this early brush with near death that gave me such a love of the
macabre.
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Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

My Review:

Unclaimed by Erin McCole Cupp is a very interesting tale of a girl who is not wanted by her foster family. Her foster siblings have abused her and their mother blames her for everything her kids do. Tired of the power struggles with the girl, she sells her to an institution that promotes slavery. The reader will follow along as she learns how to survive in her new setting and share the struggles she goes through.

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I really enjoyed the story because it was quite different from anything out there right now; the setting, the voice and the story. Though, it was a bit slow for me. All in all; the book is clean, has a good story, good characters and will be loved by readers of all ages–especially middle graders. It will be a good addition to any library or home.

The link:

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The Wizard’s Heir by Author Devri Walls

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

      Devri Walls lives in Meridian ID with her husband, two kids and the cutest must you’ve ever seen. After suffering from an abundance of creativity with not enough places to put it, she turned to writing. Which in the end, turned out to be exactly where she should have been putting it all along.       Q&A With The Author:

1.    What inspired your book?
Actually, the cover. The art was done by Claudia McKinney from Phatpuppy art who also did all four of the covers for my first series. I saw the art in her portfolio and knew I wanted to write this guy’s story! So I bought the image first and wrote around it.
2.    How do you spend your free time
I have kids, what is this “free time” you speak of?
I’m a foodie, I love going out to eat. I also love watching shows of all kinds, theater or T.V. Also reading of course.

 

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Tybolt’s a Deviant, a hated race immune to direct magic in a world where Wizards ensure survival. But when he loses his entire family to a spell-made storm he joins an elite group of Wizard hunters, organized beneath the new non-magic wielding king.Now eighteen, he spends his days capturing Wizards. But the nights are his, reserved to feed the starving villagers of Eriroc under cover of dark. There’s always more people in need than he can help, and one of these days he’s going to hang for theft from the royal kitchens. Although Tybolt and his fierce partner, Auriela, have imprisoned many Wizards, the one partially responsible for the storm that killed Tybolt’s family is still out there: Alistair. When an old informant claims to have information regarding their elusive prey, everything changes. In a cruel twist, Tybolt realizes he isn’t who he thought he was at all. How can he save himself, the people, and those he loves while keeping his secrets safe? Can he hide his true nature and allow the corrupt king to remain on the throne? Or will he have to unveil himself and risk possible execution to save them all?
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Top Ten List:
1. I can’t wear lipstick without looking like a painted china doll. Seriously guys, it looks ridiculous.
2. I drop pretty much everything I touch.
3. I ruin SO MANY CLOTHES. I spill all the time, it’s a little embarrassing.
4. I love, love, love Thai food.
5. I used to struggle with depression and anxiety really bad. Once I learned how to deal with it, my likes and dislikes totally changed. Now I can’t stop buying things in really bright colors.
6. I couldn’t afford to put in granite counter tops in the house we bought and they were so bad! So, I painted them with chalk board paint. FYI — they look pretty awesome.
7. I’m a super-fast reader. About 100 pages an hour.
8. I come across as an extrovert because I’m a performer, but I’m a TOTAL introvert.
9. When my kids ask me “why” I sing the theme song I made up about how I’m the meanest mom in America. Works like a charm
10. I have an auto immune disease called, Ankylosing Spondylitis. It’s a mouthful and a pain in my butt. But we all work through hard things, this just happens to be mine.
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 Dr. Wolf ,  Fae Rift Series Book 2: Demon Spiral by Cheree Alsop

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Dr. Wolf 2 CoverThe Book:
When the head doctor’s daughter is bitten by a goblin, Dr. Wolf is forced to the edge of his limits to save her life. Other victims show up, turning the chance attack into one calculated to send a message. With the safety
of the human race hanging in the balance, Dr. Wolf has to find out how an Archdemon made it to Edge City. The answer could mean life or death for the young woman whose blue eyes and warm smile have stolen
his heart.
Book excerpt for blog:
A slight sound caught Aleric’s ear. He hesitated near a room on the left. The door was shut. He reached for the doorknob and turned it slowly. The door swung inward with a slight creak.”Come out, come out,” Aleric said. His heart thundered in his chest. He took a step inside the dark room, then another. There were no windows or emergency lighting; only the rectangle of dim light from the doorway spilled inside to illuminate the shadows along the wall.

It appeared to be an equipment room of some sort. Stacks of chairs, a few tables, and short, moveable walls had been placed randomly inside. Aleric squinted, wishing he was in wolf form so he could see better. If he phased, the Dark fae beast would be far stronger than him and he wouldn’t have the ability to use the cord or anything else against it. He might be faster, but given the creature’s reaction to him earlier, he wasn’t sure if he could get the gargoyle to chase him.

Aleric was nearly to the back wall when his eyes made out the form hunched in the far corner. It had curved edges where everything else in the storage room was straight and severe. His ears picked up the faintest breath shuddering from huge lungs. The deep bellows sound of the gargoyle’s heart caught Aleric’s ears. He pretended not to notice it, turning just enough so that his course led him past the creature instead of straight to it.

Feigning nonchalance, Aleric stooped and picked up a thick book. He flipped it open as he walked past the creature.

“Interesting. Mmmhmmm. Very interesting.” He flipped through the pages. He was nearly past the gargoyle when he slammed the book shut and threw it at the creature’s face. The book hit it right on the snout. The gargoyle reared back in surprise.

“Gotcha,” Aleric told the huge creature.
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The Author:
Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 30 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree is a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, spending time with her children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book. Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming. You can find Cheree’s other books at www.chereealsop.com

The Superlative Stream…

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

This book relates a Science Fiction tale that takes place in a world richly created by the author. As the best Sci-Fi stories go, this one also has intergalactic flight, space living, interplanetary discoveries, and extra terrestrials, or so they think. It is subtitled the second book of the Darktrench saga, but I see no evidence in this book of the previous tale. In this earth-based civilization, some children are taken from their parents and raised by a priest of A. At a certain age, all of them get a chip implanted in their head. It is set surgically there to make them comply with everything or receive a painful shock if they chose not to. Because of that, both men and women are bald-headed.

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Girls in their sight have no rights. They are a piece of property to the human race and their life is forfeited if they show their faces in public. To make this point more potent, there are hundreds of girls who die in a fire because the robots that are supposed to save them don’t 19t let them come out without their face scarves. It would be a crime in the sight of A. Their world revolves about what the robots say, because they are A 19s (Their God 19s) messengers. The tale is well written and creative. The end of each chapter is left with a well-placed cliffhanger to keep us reading just to see what will happen next. I like the pace of the story and the depth of character developed for the principal female. Reading this book was time well spent. It will be a must have for any young adult or adult library.

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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.

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