Archive for January, 2016

A Princess is the Royal Spy?

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
 Cassie, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?
I think since my family is the type to keep things simple and we avoid things like R rated movies and violence, swearing etc. that has really made an impact on my writing. I might have a touch of romance but its something a ten year old could read. I don’t have any swearing and I try to keep the action awesome without the gore.
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What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?
I was actually 13 years old when I started writing it. It took until I was a senior in High school to write the first draft and I spent the next couple of years rewriting it what felt like 100 times. Finally after I was married with two children did I get the nerve to publish it. I kept watching my favorite TV shows and thinking, I am seeing other peoples dreams coming true, why am I not doing something about making my own come true too? So After that I started writing again after a 2 year break.

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The World’s Greatest Guide to Making, Staging, and Performing with Puppets

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Where are the authors from?

All 3 authors, Amy White, Mark H. Pulham, and Dallin Blankenship are currently in Utah.

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Amy if you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

There are two people that I would love to spend some time with — Aristotle and/or Albert Einstein — oh for a time machine!

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would be? What food would you serve?

I think Kevin (the blue monster on the back cover) would be my dinner companion of choice. I’m certain he would share my love of chocolates.

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On the other hand, I must warn anyone wanting dinner with a certain single-toothed old lady (bottom right, pg 81), she’s a bit hard of hearing, won’t take no for an answer, and is known for her Hairy Toe stew.

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If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?

Oh, I’d definitely have the Commander (found on the back of the title page) take me to realms and worlds unknown.

Describe your dream writing spot.

Oh, to dream!  My spot is in a warm and bright open-to-the-air Hawaiian seaside room with a resting couch, the walls filled with my library of reference books, stocked with my favorite office supplies, a never-fail computer, and ever full-of-ink printer.

How did you find enough commitment to complete your book?

I wondered myself at times. More than anything, you need to understand why you want to write a book. Deadlines come and go. Complications multiply like rabbits, despair looms menacingly on an almost daily basis, but what keeps you going is that goal, that deep down inside you reason to not just ‘want’ to write, but the ‘need’ to have written.

What is the name of your book?

Dressing the Naked Hand: The World’s Greatest Guide to Making, Staging, and Performing with Puppets

Give us a back blurb of your book

Created by a team of master puppet builders and performers, Dressing the Naked Hand is the go-to manual for all things puppet. With workshops on stuffets, hand puppets, advanced puppets, stages, acting, voices, and much more, it’s the world’s most comprehensive puppetry guide–ever!

What genre is it?

Non-fiction How-to / Crafting

What kind of research did you do for this book?

After years of being a children’s librarian, and years watching Mark’s puppet shows entertain hundreds of kids and adults, I finally convinced him to teach me puppetry. I also joined the Utah Puppetry Arts Guild, attended guild workshops, and dedicated myself to learning from every expert I could find.

Additionally, in the final months of creating images and editing, I realized, for this particular image-heavy and image-specific book, I’d need to teach myself Adobe Photoshop. That was a learning curve!

Any special appearances or events coming up that you want to mention?

Puppetry is a hobby–a beloved, obsessive hobby–for each of us. This curtails our performance and workshop opportunities. We traditionally perform in June at the Orem Library’s Teddy Bear Picnic; on Labor Day weekend at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival; and the 3rd week of December at the SCERA Center for the Arts. Outside of those venues, Dallin and Mark do commission work for Imagine Learning, and Amy lectures on script and text analysis, as well as non-fiction at writing conferences such as Life the Universe and Everything (LTUE.net), World Horror Con 2016 (WHC2016.org), and Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers (WIFYR.com)

Updated information can be found on the DTNH website at http://dressingthenakedhand.com/

Where can we find your books? 

Wherever books are sold–

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dressing-Naked-Hand-Book-DVD/dp/1938301137/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451504961&sr=8-1&keywords=dressing+the+naked+hand

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dressing-the-naked-hand-amy-white/1121708200

Direct for the Publisher- Familius

https://www.familius.com/dressing-the-naked-hand

I’m putting my money on the Damaclan

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Cheree Alsop has a new book out in her  Girl from the Stars Series. “Daylight” is book 2 of her series.

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Here is the back cover blurb:

Liora Day’s fate entwined with the crew the day she joined the SS Kratos. Fleeing the Coalition in their attempt to destroy the Omne Occasus before it falls into the wrong hands, the captain and crew band together to save not only their ship, but the fate of the Macrocosm against those who would use the machine for harm. Liora’s heart is caught by Tariq, the damaged, brooding medical officer, but his past is entwined with hers in a way that makes a relationship nearly impossible.

Despite their acceptance, Liora’s presence endangers the ship, the crew, and everyone she meets. She must confront both the demons of her youth and the dangers of running from the Coalition in her fight to save not only the galaxy, but also what is left of her heart. (more…)

See me for me…

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

1 Give me a brief Bio of you.

Teya’s most recent accomplishment started in the summer of 2015, with the publication of Stripes. Continued on to Within Qwestar, Treasures of Truth, and her dad’s dream come true with publishing his books. He passed untimely in 2006, and will always be and continue to be her inspiration. She is the 2016 local A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWritMo) by writing a 50,000 word book in twelve days, and loves Storymakers.

Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. Started with poetry at a young age while she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, and continued when her family moved to Menan.

She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.

She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her father. They have been happily married since 2003, with four children, but refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds

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2- What is the name of your book?

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3- What genre is it?

Christian Romance

4- Give us a short snippet of your book:

Coming to a stop sign, Jeremiah glanced quickly left, then right, and

stepped on the gas as he glanced at his sister. Strangely, she began to glow

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Becky’s Kiss and he has mysteriously disappeared

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
 
Becky meets the boy of her dreams, too bad he keeps disappearing.
 
“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.
Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.
That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”


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Nicholas Fisher is a college professor and a sports enthusiast. He writes adult horror under another name, but thought of the idea for Becky’s Kiss while coaching his son’s baseball team. Since the story involved high school drama he decided to write his first young adult piece. When not writing or teaching, Nicholas Fisher enjoys pizza, reality television, and playing the banjo. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and his son goes to Arizona State University.

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Excerpt from Becky’s Kiss. Becky is called down to the Principal’s office because she threw an orange across the cafeteria at a bully named Cody Hatcher, and knocked him out cold with it.

“I’m Dr. Edward McGovern, the Principal here,” he said. He glanced at a couple of things in the file, closed it and leaned back, hands webbed behind the head, elbows out, face no less serious. “Twenty minutes ago there was an incident in the cafeteria. Can you explain it?”

Becky was pinching at the skin of her forearm and she made herself stop. Her voice sounded small.

“I…I was sitting with Joey.”

“Yes, Joey Chen,” Horseshoe-head interrupted. “An excellent student, advanced in the sciences…” His voice trailed off because Principal McGovern and Rent-a-Cop were staring at him. “Sorry,” he muttered, getting out a pair of bifocals and a pocket-sized spiral notebook to study. Becky gave a little cough and went on.

“Cody Hatcher was bullying us. I’ve got witnesses, but nobody likes me…well, not until today…but I mean before, like when Cody hit Joey with an eraser and put his dirty foot on my chair, and…” Now she faded off. She was making no sense whatsoever, and she closed her eyes to concentrate.

“Miss Michigan,” Principal McGovern said. She opened her eyes and saw that everyone at the table was looking at each other rather uncomfortably. “I don’t think you really realize why you’re here, and that in itself is a surprise to us. I’m probably going to get a call from Cody Hatcher’s father tonight and an email from his lawyer. I am going to have to set up a meeting with a member of the board, a union representative for each teacher patrolling the lunch room, a disinterested third party, and a stenographer. Do you know why I am going to have to go to those extremes?”

“Because I threw the orange?” Becky whispered. (more…)

When do you become a man?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Christy Monson how long have you been writing?

I have been writing for about ten years and loving every minute of it.

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

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now I live in Ogden, Utah.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

I love to write historical fiction. So when I find something I’m interested in, I hope others will find it fun to read about also.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

I can’t think of just one person who has influenced me. I have always loved to read. My grandmother and mother loved to read, so I enjoyed books also. I would say all the authors I have read over the years have blazed the way for me to become a writer. I love a good story, and I wanted to write like those who have gone before me.
What is the name of your book?

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Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb.

Dre has waited twelve summers to become a man, (more…)

Magic, unique creatures, strong characters

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Kevin, well us where you were born and where do you live now. 

I was born in Lehi, Utah and currently live within a stone’s throw of where I was born.  However, that current residence came by way of Arizona, North Carolina, and Brazil before coming back to Lehi, Utah again.

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What makes you passionate about writing? 

Coming up with new and interesting worlds, ideas, and creations is what keeps me passionate about writing.  I’ve been writing novels since I was 11 years old and it is the one thing I still do now, 16 years later, that I did then.  Writing fuels my passion for writing, which in turn fuels more writing.  It’s one of the reasons why I have so many different projects going at any one time.

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

The first draft of my most recent manuscript, STORMS, was written in 72 days.  Its predecessor, SANDS, which is the first book in the Sharani Series, was written in about 96 days, if I remember correctly.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? 

Two things.  The first were two people at the LTUE (Life, the Universe, and Everything) Symposium on 2014.  Johnny Worthen and Shallee MacArthur.  They talked about (more…)

Window of Time, Romantic, Paranormal, Suspense

Friday, January 15th, 2016

1) What makes you passionate about writing?

I’ve had stories stuck in my head since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading, I was daydreaming. I didn’t start writing until I was an adult, but once I started I can’t stop.

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2) Do you have a writing routine?
I don’t have a set time to write. In fact, this past summer and fall I haven’t been able to write anything, I’ve been so busy with family. But I promised myself that as soon as the holidays were over I’d write 100 words a day, at least, hoping it will lead to more.

3) What genre does your book fall under?
WINDOW OF TIME is a Paranormal Romantic Suspense.

4)What is the title of your book?
My most recent book is called WINDOW OF TIME.

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5) Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? (more…)

Cruise Tips From The Cruise Addict’s Wife

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Deb Graham was born in  New York state, and have resided in Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, and  lived north of Seattle for 27 years. She have visited 26 countries, and all fifty US states.

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I have written my entire life, as far back as I can recall, including a 3 act play in second grade that the class performed. I write copious letters, and I ‘collect’ neglected missionaries, having written consistently to over 130 of them. I’ve kept a daily journal for four decades. I write! My husband began publishing several years ago, and encouraged me to write a book.

 

Having never written a book, it seemed apparent I’d better choose a topic about which I know something. We enjoy traveling; Husband accuses the women in the family of having a Gypsy Gene; if there’s a place to go that involves a suitcase, or better yet, a passport, count us in! I’ve been on dozens of cruise vacations.

 

As we enjoyed multiple cruises, I realized I just plain know more than most of our fellow passengers we spoke to; likely a factor of my being a compulsive reader, as well as a writer. I have a fear of missing Something Wonderful when I travel, so I go well-prepared. As I interacted with travelers, amazed at how few know routine things (such as how to order meals on a ship, what to do in port, how to book the best cabin for their needs), I found myself thinking “why don’t they know this stuff?” I realized there was no one place to go to learn the things I know.

So I wrote Cruise Tips From The Cruise Addict’s Wife. It’s a travel book with a twist, loaded with tips and tricks on how to save money, while seeing more and doing more and knowing more than any other passenger onboard, laced with humorous stories gleaned from my travels. Currently, it has 215 reviews on Amazon, including profuse thanks from people who insist I changed their lives by writing this book. Not bad, for a first –time author!

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Mediterranean Cruise With The Cruise Addicts’ Wife is my newest book. We planned our first-ever trip to Europe with friends; a cruise, with private tours in all ten ports, plus stays in Stockholm, Venice,  and Barcelona. I take pride in being frugal —some say ‘cheap—and as usual, I wanted to see and do as much as possible, while saving money. As I prepared, I realized all my research was too good to waste!

 

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It’s in three parts. The book’s first section is the before-the-cruise planning and comparing, the middle was written day to day during the journey, insights, impressions, and  the people we came to know. Part three is afterwards, including what I did best, what I would change, and the dry details and comparisons on tours, so a person planning a similar trip could skip all that effort. Again, it’s laden with humor, stories, first impressions, and how anyone can save time, energy, and 45%-65% while having a better experience than most fellow passengers.

 

As an author, I think part of my role is to improve a reader’s life in some way. Often, a cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, long anticipated, and I want travelers to make the most of their precious time. Both of these book accomplish that in style. I also think there are enough dry, yawn-worthy travel books out there. With my background in stand-up comedy, these books are different.

 

I’m currently working on my first novel, a cozy mystery set on –where else?—a cruise ship. Having never written a novel, my first step was researching How To Write A Novel, literally typed into Google. If I can do it, what’s stopping others? I’m aiming for a February 2016 release.

 

I chose to self-publish, after hearing the experiences of others with traditional publishing routes. Titles, characters, covers, even genres changed, and being under contract, they’re stuck. And for their trouble, their royalties are pennies.

We live in a time where self-publishing options abound, and it’s surprisingly easy. I wouldn’t do it any other way. For me, it’s been rather lucrative; we’re not wealthy, but that Mediterranean cruise was paid for, private tours, airfare, 5-star hotels and all, with my book royalties. I’ve also used book money to pay for two week-long cruises, along with new carpet and a remodeled bathroom in the house.

 

My advice for new authors would be to write. If you can string together a sentence, you can write, and there are so many helps out there! I’ve given seminars on self-publishing, and I try to be encouraging, because so many in the industry are not.  Due directly to my talks, I know of at least eight books that have been published, after languishing in a desk drawer for years, as their authors hesitated.

 

Please contact me at hideb@frontier.com if I can answer any more questions, and thanks for this opportunity!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CJ18IAC   Tips From The Cruise Addict’s Wife

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00USBHWYS Mediterranean Cruise With The Cruise Addict’s Wife

 

 

Deadly Eyes:

Monday, January 11th, 2016
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Deadly Eyes:
A Caribbean Murder Mystery
by Michael Meyer
Genre: Murder Mystery, Thriller

About the Book
Romance, mystery, and murder in the Caribbean…
When Cuff and Rosie, laid-back lovers on their idyllic Caribbean paradise of St. Croix, are just beginning to move their relationship to the next level, they suddenly find themselves entangled in the crosshairs of an unknown stalker whose relentless pursuit knows no bounds. Now, with their lives on the line and time running short, they know they must act fast or they will die.

If you enjoy mysteries set in exotic locales, then don’t miss DEADLY EYES with its “fast paced action coupled with the mesmerizing and intense suspense.” (Marilou George – The Kindle Book Review)

From the author who takes you from boisterous Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia in COVERT DREAMS.

Semifinalist for the Best Indie Books of 2012 award.

The Lord of Shadows Rises

Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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The Lord of Shadows Rises
by James Terzian
Genre: Epic Fantasy, YA

About the Book
It has been 200 years since the Lord of Shadows was sealed in a horrific battle with the Order of White Rose. Now the year is 1998, a boy with murdered parent’s must gather allies to stop the once powerful Lord of Shadows from regaining his full power and breaking the seal. Learning from the Order of the White Rose guardians he must fight or his parents death would be in vain.
From Norway to United States of America from China to Korea he must join with the other students and fight.

925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Tell us where you were born:

Provo, Utah

What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

The most difficult thing about being an author is making a living. We write books because we have a passion and not to get rich or famous. In my past, I worked as an investment banker and have earned a good living. Now that I am working full time as an author, new-media journalist and speaker, I’m working twice as hard for less money–but I’ve never been happier.

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

Everything good that I’ve ever read has inspired me to write, to write better, to write more, but the greatest difference maker for me has been a supportive spouse. Gail (my wife of 27 years) is the key to my success.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

This book is written to help ordinary families make more sense of their finances to enable them to do the good in the world that they seek to do. People of ordinary means really can make a difference in the world.

What is the name of your new book?

925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World

Tell us more about it.

925 Ideas… is a guide to helping families succeed financially. Shortly after I wrote the book, a young mother approached me to say that the book had saved her marriage by giving her and her husband a common language and way to think about money. Together they developed a financial plan, drawing on the principles in the book, and moved forward together.

What genre does your book fall under?

While it is generally considered nonfiction, retirement planning, I think of it is a self-empowerment resource.

What other books would you compared to?

It could be compared with Suze Orman’s book, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying.

What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?

Readers say that the book enables them to understand and manage money better. My goal is that this enables them to do the good in the world that they want to do so they don’t feel limited by money, especially debt!

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

Self published. It has been downloaded nearly one million times.

That is awesome. Where can we find your book?

Thank you so much!

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Shattered Hearts a Christian Women’s Fiction

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

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

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

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What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?

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

Please describe your writing process.

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

The Reviled Dark Fey Book 1 By Cynthia Morgan

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Introduction to series:
Welcome to mythical, enchanted forest of Jyndari and the Village of Hwyndarin where The Fey of the Light, who are Light loving Fey, reside.
Where there is Light there is also darkness and the Fey of the Light live in careful vigilance, protecting themselves from the Dark Fey, known by many names, such as the Fallen, the Dark Ones, and most particularly The Reviled, who live in a realm of darkness and shadow known as the Uunglarda.
Although their two realms exist in close proximity, most Fey of the Light have never seen an actual Dark Fey and many Dark Fey only encounter very young Fey of the Light; yet crossings and abductions happen every day.
As their temples are desecrated, homes are pillaged and plundered, and the peaceful tranquility so important to the Fey of the Light is repeatedly shattered, the Fey Guard stand as protectors. They are mighty in battle and fierce in their vigilance to protect the fragile balance of life for the peaceful Fey of Light.
All Fey are born with special abilities, or gifts, such as telepathy, empathy, discernment, or the ability to dream walk. Many also have a gift of magic, though not all, such as spell-casting, enchantment, light bending or element wielding. While the Fey of the Light are beautiful and live harmoniously, the Reviled Fey are the opposite; they revere darkness and fill their lives with cruelty and evil, but all Reviled Fey begin their lives as Fey of the Light. The change comes only if they are abducted as childfey and forced to undergo the Integration, a process of intentional neglect and cruelty designed to twist them away from the Light.
This level of horror is not incorporated into the Dark Fey Trilogy simply for the sake of it. One does not need to open the pages of a book to discover the unthinkable, as the darkness typically embodied in fantasy genre stories by some terrifying being or creature is very much alive in our own reality and this is the underlying motivation for the darkness woven into Dark Fey.   It was based in great part on the terrifying, yet true-life events of the Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA, a rebel militant group in Uganda that has for over 20 years abducted children from their homes; forcing them to commit horrifying acts of violence against each other and their own people. These children suffer a very real Integration and, like the childfey of Jyndari, they endure violence and cruelty at the hands of truly sadistic overlords.  This is how the Reviled came to life and became the horrifyingly cruel beings depicted in Dark Fey.
This story shares the Power of Hope, Acceptance and Forgiveness through the ideal that you can change the world, if you take Positive Action to Create Change through doing what is Right.
Many times during your journey through the Dark Fey Trilogy, you will encounter words that seem to be capitalized for no apparent reason; yet, it should be noted, these capitalizations are anything but random. They mark either proper nouns, such as Fey of the Light, the Temple, Fey Guards, the Reviled, or the Light, which is not simply a glimmering of illumination, but a connotation that is highly important in the spirituality of Fey. If a word holds specific meaning, it may also be capitalized, such as See, Know, or Understand. You may encounter such words when they are in reference to a Fey gift, such as telepathy, empathy, or discernment, and they carry significant weight so, in order to emphasize their importance, capitalization is used.
Join me as we embark into this realm of Light and Dark. Allow your imagination take over as you experience the Jyndari forest and The Fey of the Light’s struggle with The Reviled. Let the Light reach outward from these pages and draws you into on a journey that promises to change your way of thinking.

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The Reviled
Dark Fey Book 1
By Cynthia Morgan
Genre: Fantasy, Romance

About the Book
In the mystical realm of Jyndari, a relationship blossoms between two unsuspecting, yet kindred souls.
Ayla, a Light-loving Guardian of Childfey, hides more than a few secrets — ones which isolate and set her apart from the rest. Yet Ayla’s veiled confidences entice one who lurks in the shadows. Silent and watchful, this dangerous presence knows all too well the secrets she wishes kept hidden.
The Darkness-revering Fey bids his time, waiting for the ideal moment to step away from the shadows and reveal himself to Ayla. But doing so will irrevocably alter the course of their lives, and shatter both their worlds.
Brimming with magic and mystery, beauty and enchantment, The Reviled is a fantasy novel like no other; an adventure for both mind and spirit.

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Standing in Shadows
Dark Fey Book 2

About the Book
After escaping captivity, Gairynzvl has been rescued by the Light-loving Fey. Now, he wants to return into the dark realm of The Reviled and rescue the innocent childfey trapped there.
But it will take strength, courage and more than one Fey to breach the borders of The Uunglarda, and to slip past the legions of Dark Fey who abide there. The daring mission will shake the foundations of everything The Fey of The Light have accepted as truth for thousands of years, but Gairynzvl knows the secret ways in and out of the dark realm.
Slipping into the darkness through darkness is easy; escaping with the childfey is another matter. Should they be captured, his band of liberators will pray for death long before it comes. Even is success, their deeds could spark a full scale war, unleashing the barbaric hatred and viciousness of The Reviled upon the peace-loving Fey of The Light.
Will the Fey of the Light risk a savage war in order to rescue the innocent childfey, and who are prepared to join Gairynzvl’s quest to the realm of shadows and fear?

The Last Hero by Nathaniel Danes

Monday, January 4th, 2016
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The Last Hero
by Nathaniel Danes
Genre: Scifi Fantasy, Adventure

About the Book
Contact with a race of pacifists convinces mankind to lay down its weapons and keep the peace. The last Medal of Honor recipient, Trent Maxwell, trades glory for the comforts of a family after the U.S. Army disbands. All that ends when an alien menace attacks the New Earth colony, which forces a crash mobilization. Trent finds himself reactivated and traveling through space to distant worlds, in order to stop this new enemy. During the century long journey of death, love, and loss, he also deals with the law of relativity that wreaks havoc with his daughter.

Momentous Moments in the Old West You May Have Missed

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Rod Miller, how long have you been writing?

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Since the mid-1970s I have written advertising copy for a living. But it wasn’t until about 1997 that I attempted “creative” writing. I started with poetry, and a few years later tried short stories, with my first story published in 2003. Then I thought I’d try writing books, and had a nonfiction book and a novel published in 2005. Along the way I also started writing for magazines. I continue to write in all those areas.

 

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

I grew up in Goshen, Utah, a small town on Highway 6 in the far corner of Utah County. I have lived and worked in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, and for the past 30 years or so have lived in Sandy, Utah.

 

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

Forced to Love The Fires of Love & Hate Book 1 by Sky Alexander

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Forced to Love
The Fires of Love & Hate Book 1
by Sky Alexander
Genre: Historical Romance

About the Book
FORCED TO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).

Hattie Morran is a poor dirt farmers daughter in Missouri. Suddenly Hattie finds that her life is changed in the blink of an eye and she is forced to love Abner Garland. Now her Western Romance which is purely a façade for show and to save her family will soon come to an end.

“But what about their anger?” Hattie asked. “Jess and Abner will be furious.”
“Furious doesn’t even begin to describe how they’re going to react. Even though I probably shouldn’t, I am going to set them up with handsome allowances. What can they do? I’m of sound mind. So, Miss Hattie, when you marry Abner, I will give you nine-tenths of my fortune, and the remainder will be yours at my death.”

From the moment that you are brought into the book you will be immediately part of the western romance in the middle of the south. The Fires of Love & Hate Series will keep you right in the middle of a tale that is based on some true and historical events. This Historical Romance series is sure to be you’re new favorite.