Archive for August, 2015

Why does Jax Sheppard want the Seven Mirrors?

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Review for readers favorite.com

Jax Sheppard and the Seven Mirrors Book One by Sharon Warchol is an excellent mid-grade/pre-teens story that will entertain all the kids that like magic and low-key kids who become heroes.

It is a fast paced and age appropriate story that will resonate with kids between eight and fourteen. The characters are real with real flaws and strength. It is a clean read that talks about trust, family, friends and the right to choose to be better. A good paced plot is to be found between the pages of this story.

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Jax has a couple of special powers that only he and his grandfather know about. He can (more…)

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

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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Tell us  about  your unique background?

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

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

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

Tell us more about Once Upon Two Kingdoms…

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

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Back Cover Blurb:

Freedom to Choose is Paramount for any human

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

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

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

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

5 stars; review by Jenniffer Wardell

 

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

5 stars; reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Links to get your copy:

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A journey across the ominous dark blue Atlantic Ocean can change you…

Monday, August 24th, 2015

“Joni, Underway” by Kelly Oram and her talented husband Jonathan Harrow

Welcome guys: How long have you been writing?

Jonathan: Kelly and I have both been writing for as long as we can remember, which is probably the answer every writer will give, lol. As far as writing seriously, with a career in mind, that began 14 years ago when we got married and moved to LA. I began writing screenplays for feature films, and Kelly started transitioning from fan fiction to original characters. Once she wrote “Being Jamie Baker” we knew she was ready to start publishing her work. I had a little success with screenplays, but after seeing how much more creative control Kelly had as a novelist, I switched over to books.

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

Jonathan: I was born in Provo, Utah, but raised in northern California, outside of Sacramento. Kelly was born in Mesa, Arizona, but raised in several other cities, including Denver and Detroit. We met in the San Francisco bay area of California and now live in a suburb of Phoenix, AZ.

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

Jonathan: This is a great question, and one that I’ve not really thought about before. The thing is, (more…)

Joni, Underway: all about loss, guilt, anger and a family trying to “fix you” have you been there before?

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

 

We are so excited to feature this Brand new book from Best Selling Author Kelly Oram and her talented husband Jonathan Harrow!
 

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a  fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful.

Jonathan Harrow left a career in Hollywood to pursue his dream of writing novels. He has an author crush on Charlotte Bronte, and a real crush on his author wife, YA bestseller Kelly Oram.They live in Phoenix with their four kids and their cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Nineteen year old Joni is loving life as an adult—living on her own, dealing with grown-up things like jobs, hook-ups, and doing her own laundry. Best of all: after finishing her first year at ASU, she will never again be called a freshman.
But when her brother is suddenly killed in a car accident, Joni’s adult life is turned upside down. Struggling to cope with loss, guilt, and anger—not to mention the meddling of friends and family trying to “fix” her—Joni is relieved to be presented with an escape in the form of a sailing trip her brother had been planning for months before he died.

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What price would you be willing to pay to erase your mistakes?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Angela Carling, what makes you passionate about writing?

I think storytelling is not only seriously fun but also a powerful way to learn, share ideas, and remember history. If you think about, we’ve all been surrounded by storytelling since we were very little. That love of creation combined with my passion for storytelling and I was an inevitable authorJ

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Do you have a writing routine?

Yes and no. With each book I publish I have to get more organized. With my first Unbreakable Love, I was pantsing it, totally making it up as I went. Now, I’m really good about checking emails and carving out writing time, which usually means I give up something else to make it happen.

What genre does your book fall under?

I’m a Young Adult girl all the way! My first three were more contemporary, but The Secret Keeper has a crazy fun paranormal element to it with a romance woven in.

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

Oooh! This is a fun question.

Liam(the boy that’s loved Winter since she was a child) would be played by the delicious (more…)

Shatter me…

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

K.D. Ferguson, where were you born?

I was born in a small city in upstate NY, named Oneonta.

 What the most difficult thing being an author? -The most difficult thing about being an author is finding and marketing towards my target audience.  I have tried numerous different tactics to gain readers, and to date that has been the biggest challenge, spreading the love of my work.

 Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? -I would have to say (more…)

Official Book Tour: Call To Arms; Nations Fall

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Joining the military had seemed like the
right thing to do, but when war breaks out in Europe Robert wonders if he
hasn’t made the biggest mistake of his life. The Russian juggernaut grinds its
way toward Italy,
the country Robert has grown to love. As one of a handful of American soldiers
in the area, he must find a way to help the ragged remnants of NATO’s forces to
prevent any more European nations from falling.
While back home, the rest of the Williams
family struggles to protect themselves in the face of an impending civil war.
The very fabric of society continues to unravel, threatening the destruction of
the Constitution and the American way of life.
As Vice President, Calvin McCord continues to defy both sides of the political divide in order to find a solution to the war in Europe, the ravaging of the United States, and an espionage ring within the White House. 
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RANDY LINDSAY is a native of Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife, five
of his nine children, and a hyper-active imagination. His wife calls him the
“Storyman” because he sees everything as material for a good story. Randy’s
first novel, The Gathering: End’s
Beginning
, was published in 2014. He has also been published in several
anthologies during 2013-2014. If you want to find out more you can check him
out at RandyLindsay.net.
  
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Day 9: The Children of When by Jennifer Redmile *
The Children of When follows the adventures of three children raised in separate “foster-homes” who are magically transported to another world on their fourteenth birthday. On arrival in this new world, they discover they are part of a 1000 year old prophecy. In order to fulfil the prophecy and survive, they must find and reunite three missing pieces of an ancient amulet and learn to control and use their unique Gifts, all while being pursued by those who would prefer the amulet remain missing.

Alex Stewart is dead. Murdered. A New Military Romance

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

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

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

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

 
To learn more about Irish and her books, please visit:
          Website – http://www.irishwinters.com
          Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/author.irishwinters

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TEN things I would like to do before I die

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

    • Go skydiving
    • Visit Afghanistan. I’ve done so much research on this war torn country. It fascinates me
    • Spend a year touring all 50 states
    • Take a class in astronomy
    • Live better today than I did yesterday
    • Learn a new language. Spanish, Gaelic or Chinese
    • Hire a cook (Yes. I hate to cook.)
    • Breathe deeper. Type faster.
    • Continue to thank God every single day for the amazing flow of inspiration He has blessed me with.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015
“Kas” by Karlie Lucas

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“Most teenagers don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas. It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm. When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter. While in the mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in this strange place where dreams become reality. As Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.”
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 Ten fun Facts:

1 – I almost double-majored in college with an English: Creative Writing and General Art degree.

2 – I am the third of eight children.

3 – It is my goal to, I one day, find a diamond in the ground.

4 – Not only do I write, but I also voice act for a small production company I own that produces shows based off of Japanese comics (manga).

5 – I usually have between three and five different stories that I’m working on at any given time.

6 – I am distantly related to several different former presidents of the United States.

7 – I always wanted to be a red head so I will occasionally dye my hair that color.

8 – I like to cosplay (dress up as) different characters from anime (Japanese cartoons), as well as original characters.

9 – I named my car Edward, not after the character from Twilight, but after an character from the manga Fullmetal Alchemist. (My car is silver.)

10 – I have the best hubby in the whole world, and I’m not just saying that because he makes the absolute best Alfredo sauce on the planet.

And a fun Author interview question

.      How did you come to write this particular book or series?

Kas started out as a sort of Beauty and the Beast story that I wrote in high school. Over the course of ten plus years, I wasn’t satisfied with the basics and tore it apart over and over again. After piecing back together the patchwork I’d made of it, it became what it is now.

Bio:

 Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.

A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

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