Archive for October, 2015

Such a Clever Deception

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

 

 
Doing the right thing means turning his back on everything he knows.

 

Talon Haraway was born to be a leader. Strong, confident, and skilled, at seventeen he commands the Arcaian army without thought, expecting results and getting them. When a new set of recruits arrives in Valadir, the last thing Talon expects is to have one of them redefine what he always thought he wanted. Now with pressure from his Arcaian leader and surrogate father, Tyrus Blinnsdale, Talon must decide who he wants to be and where his loyalty lies before it’s too late.

 

Don’t miss this thrilling digital novella, set in the world of the Stolen Tears series!
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Cortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.
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Interview
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Provo, Utah, and I now live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in traffic due to tractors are highly probable.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
When the idea won’t leave me alone! I scribble things down and when more comes from it, I stick with it to see where it goes.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
I think the support of my family and critique partners and friends. I wouldn’t be where I am without any of them–I really owe them everything I’ve got! Especially Elizabeth Briggs, she’s amazing. She was my first critique partner and we’ve stuck together for at least five years now. She helps me so much, it’s ridiculous.
What is the name of your book?
Such a Clever Deception.
Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. 
It’s a prequel to my Stolen Tears series, about Talon Haraway, a born warrior who is faced with the decision between what is right and what he knows.
Do you have a favorite character, why? 
I really love Talon himself. He’s complicated; he is strong and conflicted, he’s being torn between one set of people and the people he calls his family and has to decide what really  matters the most to him. It’s a choice we all have to make at some point in our lives as well, I think. Not necessarily deciding between family or others per se, but deciding what we believe, what’s worth fighting for, where we stand on important issues.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
Enjoyment, really. I want them to have an emotional reaction, an attachment to my characters, to cheer for them and call things out while they’re reading, to love my stories so much they can’t help gushing about them to others the way I do with books I love.
Do you have any advice for authors trying to break into the industry?
Decide what you really want out of it. Do you want an agent, or would you prefer to have control over your work and when it comes out? I’d say try both, try everything, see what works for you. Keep writing, keep reading–reading is inspiration for writing. Take classes, study study study, reach out to other writers, and try to peel yourself out of the critique process. Critique can be the hardest part of this (or getting bad reviews, lol!), so if you can separate yourself from the process and see what others are trying to say that will help your story, do it!
Where can we find your book? 
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Offside, A Murder Mystery

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
  

 In 2006, amid the great real estate bubble, Rick Hermannik, an adult referee of youth soccer, is found murdered in a ritzy Los Angeles suburb, his whistle left in an unnatural place. Suspicion
quickly falls upon volunteer coach Diego Diaz, a one-time gang member whose hot Latino rant over an offside call pops up on YouTube. The media eagerly pursue the delicious story line of out-of-control soccer parents. Case closed–until the boyfriend of Diaz’s grown daughter, Hector Rivera, a former high school soccer star but now a college dropout in a dead-end job, tries to figure out the truth, and himself.

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Do you want to meet The Girl from the Stars

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

The Girl from the Stars Book 1: Daybreak by Cheree Alsop, has come alive and you have a chance to get one of three free copies. Leave a comment in this blog and you will be qualified for a chance to win the free e-book.

The Girl from the Stars Book 1: Daybreak by Cheree Alsop

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Book blurb:

Liora Day, half-human, half-mess with her and you’ll die Damaclan, had been thrown onto a rough path at a very early age. But when she is broken out of a cage by Devren, the young captain of the SS Kratos, she is shown that perhaps humanity does have a heart. The Kratos is set on a mission to rescue fallen surveyors from the Revolutionaries, and Liora is given the choice to follow her Damaclan instincts, or trust Devren’s dark eyes and captivating smile that promise an adventure unlike any she has ever experienced.

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WELCOME TO OUR FIVE DAY EBOOK SALE

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Book Bargains is on with… Once Upon Two Kingdoms

YA, Clean Medieval Romance

Anna del C. Dye

Regular Price $2.99

Bargain Price $1.99

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Blurb: 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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Who’s Who and What’s What in Each Category:

(Use links below or use the tabs above to find your favorite books and authors)

Below are all the genres and participating authors.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Rachel Branton, Donna K. Weaver, Tamara Passey, Lindzee Armstrong, Lisa Swinton, Rebecca Talley, Heather Tullis, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
NONFICTION
Rachelle J. Christensen, Connie E. Sokol, Ronda Hinrichsen, Annette Lyon
FANTASY/ SCI FI
Theresa Sneed, Cheri A Schmidt, Kathleen Marks
YOUNG ADULT FICTION/ YA ROMANCE
Valerie Ipson,  Janette Rallison, Brittney Mulliner, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Marsha Ward, Nichole Van, Joyce DiPastena
INSPIRATIONAL FICTION/ ROMANCE (LDS/ CHRISTIAN)
Vicki Hunt Budge, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Lydia Winters, Maria Hoagland, Connie Sokol, Tina Peterson Scott
MIDDLE GRADE
Anna del C. Dye, Annette Lyon, Tamara Hart Heiner, Loralee Evans, Monique Bucheger
YA FANTASY
Anna del C. Dye, Andrea Pearson, Julie Wright, Stephanie Fowers
SUSPENSE FICTION/ ROMANCE
Cami Checketts, Liz Adair,  Rachelle J. Christensen, Theresa Sneed, Janie Marie Hall
ANTHOLOGIES
Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Connie Sokol, Rachelle J. Christensen, Heather Tullis, Paige Timothy, Jo Noelle, Lindzee Armstrong, Stephanie Connelley Worlton, Ruth Roberts, Candice N. Toone, Laura D. Bastian, Kaye P. Clark, James C. Duckett, Cindy M. Hogan, Donna K. Weaver, Paige Timothy, Kaye P. Clark, Randy Lindsay, Janette Rallison, Stacey Carroll

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Online Ebook Sale presents: Emerine’s Nightmare

Friday, October 16th, 2015

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Emerine’s Nightmare By Anna del C. Dye

Regular Price $2.99

Bargain Price $1.99

Blurb: What would you do if one night, life as you know it changes and you are left alone in despair? That is how Emerine’s nightmare starts and now all he does is run.

His family lived at the edge of the forest until dark shadows killed them all. Now they want him, and so does a magic tree. He has never seen dark shadows or enchanted trees before. Emerine has to get to the heart of Red Forest, to the fairy people. Only then he will be safe. Safe? He has never heard of fairies before and once he gets there what?

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Who’s Who and What’s What in Each Category:

(Use links below or use the tabs above to find your favorite books and authors)

Below are all the genres and participating authors.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Rachel Branton, Donna K. Weaver, Tamara Passey, Lindzee Armstrong, Lisa Swinton, Rebecca Talley, Heather Tullis, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
NONFICTION
Rachelle J. Christensen, Connie E. Sokol, Ronda Hinrichsen, Annette Lyon
FANTASY/ SCI FI
Theresa Sneed, Cheri A Schmidt, Kathleen Marks
YOUNG ADULT FICTION/ YA ROMANCE
Valerie Ipson,  Janette Rallison, Brittney Mulliner, Taylor Hart, Sariah Wilson
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Marsha Ward, Nichole Van, Joyce DiPastena
INSPIRATIONAL FICTION/ ROMANCE (LDS/ CHRISTIAN)
Vicki Hunt Budge, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Lydia Winters, Maria Hoagland, Connie Sokol, Tina Peterson Scott
MIDDLE GRADE
Anna del C. Dye, Annette Lyon, Tamara Hart Heiner, Loralee Evans, Monique Bucheger
YA FANTASY
Anna del C. Dye, Andrea Pearson, Julie Wright, Stephanie Fowers
SUSPENSE FICTION/ ROMANCE
Cami Checketts, Liz Adair,  Rachelle J. Christensen, Theresa Sneed, Janie Marie Hall
ANTHOLOGIES
Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Connie Sokol, Rachelle J. Christensen, Heather Tullis, Paige Timothy, Jo Noelle, Lindzee Armstrong, Stephanie Connelley Worlton, Ruth Roberts, Candice N. Toone, Laura D. Bastian, Kaye P. Clark, James C. Duckett, Cindy M. Hogan, Donna K. Weaver, Paige Timothy, Kaye P. Clark, Randy Lindsay, Janette Rallison, Stacey Carroll

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And the cover for this mystery novel is…

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Andrew Hess is a resident of Long Island New York. He debuted his first book, Chamber of souls, in 2011. The Chamber was a unique free verse poetry book that depicted the struggles of man as he falls into his own self wallowing journey while struggling to find himself. Hess followed this up with another book of poetry which showed a much darker side called; Hall of the Forgotten.
Hess has a love for mystery novels which was apparent by him taking a stab at a fictional government conspiracy series; The Phoenix Blade. This series has taken readers by storm by showcasing a group of vigilante 20 year olds that have been hired by the government to rid the country of (more…)

And the cover is…

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
 Let’s get to know Debbie White
Debbie currently resides in beautiful Sonoma County,
California, where the jagged Pacific coastline meets the rolling hills cascading with vineyards. She writes romance novellas that feature strong, independent women, who when faced with adversity, or tragedy, fine strength and overcome the perils that stand in their way. She’s an avid supporter of animal rescue, and happily donates a portion of sales from her books to rescue organizations. She has two adult children, and two granddaughters. In her spare time, she loves to garden, travel; enjoy family, and her beloved rescue dogs, Dash and Briar. Her real passion of course is writing, and she uses her 20+ years as a military wife as inspiration for her stories. The Salty Dog takes places in Bodega, a small fishing community she has the pleasure of visiting often. The project she is currently working on involves travel to exotic and
foreign places, another area she has experience.

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Would you chase a band of marauding ex-Confederates?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

 

 is a Human Resources professional, adjunct professor and short story writer, Jim has had over 70 stories appear in print and online publications.

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 In this sequel to The Calling, Sheriff Luke Atwell and his deputies face individual and collective challenges from outlaws, gunfighters, renegade Indians, card sharps, and a thieving medicine show in a Kansas town in the 1870’s. The personal lives of the lawmen also change and nature takes its destructive toll on the town and its residents. When a black neighbor’s family is attacked and the oldest son killed, the sheriff gets the help of federal law enforcement and they chase a band of marauding ex-Confederates out to undo the changes resulting from the Civil War.

Grab your copy of the book today!
www.amazon.com/Ill-Wind-James-P-Hanley-ebook/dp/B015YCXIXO/

 

AAuthor Top 10 
1)
An Ill wind is the second in a series; a third is nearly done
2)
The author was an avid rider but was thrown from a horse three times
3)
Characters (besides the main ones) in book 0ne appear in book Two and new characters in book Two appear in the Third
4)
While the vast majority of characters in Book Two are adults, child characters play an important role in book Two
5)
While largely fiction, some of the events and people are true
6)
The story is set in Kansas, but the writer has never been to the state
7)
Women are strong characters not willing to play second fiddle to the men in their lives
8)
One of the main characters, Peter, gets distracted by attractive women but still pines for a young lady killed by outlaws
9)
Peggy, a main character once married to a failed business owner proves to be a successful store owner herself
10)
Book one ends with the suggestion of a wedding; book Two opens with one

 

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How does a LDS German family survive in Nazi Berlin?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

 

Lisel Spann has dreamed only of wonderful things in her future. Living with her father, sister, and brother in a cramped apartment in Berlin, the small family shares what seems to be an unbreakable spirit of love and security. However, with the rise of the Nazi party and approaching dark clouds of war, any kind of future grows increasingly uncertain. Knowing little of hate and destruction, Lisel is ill prepared as the storms of battle erupt in full fury and loved ones are taken from her as her beautiful city is reduced to rubble.

With fear and despair rising within, it is through her quiet, compassionate father that Lisel discovers faith and hope. Now, in a desperate journey to find her sister, Lisel and her neighbor flee Berlin and the advancing Russians for Frankfurt, a city under the protection of the Allies. But their flight to safety is filled with pain, hunger, and terror. However, with spiritual lessons and blessings from her father, the support of departed loved ones, and her tried but undying faith in a loving Heavenly Father, perhaps Lisel can emerge like the fireweed—rising strong and beautiful from scorched earth —transforming bitterness and despair into a charity that never faileth.

 

Terry, what makes you passionate about writing?

Telling a story that helps a reader think about a concept from a different perspective. Perhaps that perspective affirms her own beliefs about herself or her world or someone else’s world. Perhaps it doesn’t. Maybe she gains understanding and develops a clearer vision because she’s seeing it through the eyes of a character she’s never encountered before. What I love is helping someone turn over a few rocks and looking underneath.

Do you have a writing routine?

Some days I do but sometimes that doesn’t work out the way I’d like. Now, writers have to do so much more than write. There are promotional things, like blog interviews, websites and author pages to maintain and press releases. There are discussions with people in the industry and meetings to attend. Then, there is the market news to keep up with. If only it was just writing!

The routine I do try to maintain is built around what is going on in my family. Meals, dishes, laundry, school attendance and activities for the littlest kids. Plus, our daughter is a cancer patient and requires quite a lot of tending. It’s just hard sometimes to keep to a routine.

What is the title of your book?

Fireweed. With a subtitle of A Novel of World War II.

What genre does your book fall under?

Historical Women’s Fiction is the one I use most often to describe it. It is also a coming-of-age story of a teen-aged girl so it could be Young or New Adult. Or, maybe just General Fiction, if that exists anymore.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Fireweed is the story of an LDS German family trying to survive in Nazi Berlin during World War II.

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

I suppose any story that is set against a backdrop of war and concerns the challenges of being a woman in that place and that time.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I was doing research on the evacuation of American LDS missionaries from Nazi Germany at the time Germany invaded Poland during the first week of September of 1939. When I interviewed some of those evacuees, they had family members sitting in on the interviews and some of those family members were Germans who had lived in Germany during the course of WWII. Frequently, I asked a question the interviewee couldn’t answer from his/her memory. They’d excuse themselves to go into the next room to retrieve a journal or an album. While I was waiting, the German family members or friends would say, “Now, let me tell you what happened to me.” A writer never lets anything go to waste so I began taking another set of notes from the stories I heard. That led me to believe there was a story to be told about the LDS Germans living in Nazi Germany during the war.

Oh, the book Mine Angels Round About, which is the compilation of stories from the missionaries evacuated out of Nazi Germany will be available in the next few months. If you’re interested, watch for it at Amazon.

Great, thank you. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It’s not hard to find a story about World War II, told from a male soldier’s point of view and especially one from an American viewpoint. This story is told by, first, a teen-aged German girl, then by her maturing self as she sees her country and people destroyed and vanquished. It shows how she comes to the conclusion that the worst thing her countrymen ever did was to themselves through arrogance or ignorance. She also learns that hope endures, love endures, and family connections endure. Self endures.

Where can we find your book?

You can pre-order a print book through Amazon now for the release on October 5. I’m told a Kindle book will also be available soon. (I’m only the author and don’t get to hear these kinds of things. J)

http://www.amazon.com/Fireweed-Terry-Montague-ebook/dp/B013KWPB4O/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440029624&sr=1-6&keywords=fireweed
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Would you like to be a pawn in a cat and mouse game of Dangerous Obsession?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Dangerous Obsession by M. M. Roething

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

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

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

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