Archive for October, 2016

Black Magic Academy

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Dekker’s Dozen – Book Tour

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Dragon’s Egg – Book Tour Sign Up 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Joan De La Haye – Thriller Showcase

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Fury
By Joan De La Haye 
Genre: Paranormal Horror

A young girl is brutally murdered.
Two rival crime bosses fight for dominance on the streets of South Africa’s capital city.
The city’s underground film industry is set ablaze.
An angry spirit bent on revenge is on a murder spree.
And Alice, a university student, is caught in the middle of a bloody battle for survival.
Their fates all intertwine in this tale of vengeance and fury.

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Requiem In E Sharp
By Joan De LA Haye
Genre: Suspense, Thriller

A troubled detective A tormented serial murderer Sundays in Pretoria are dangerous for selected women. A murderer plagued by his childhood, has found a distinctive modus operandi to salve his pathological need to escape the domination of the person who was supposed to cherish him. As The Bathroom Strangler’s frenzy escalates and the body count mounts, Nico van Staaden, the lead detective on the case, finds himself confronting his own demons as he struggles to solve the murders of the seemingly unconnected victims. The lack of evidence in the sequence of deaths and pressure from his superiors are challenges he must overcome. The resolution is bloody, savage and merciless.

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Shadows 
By Joan De LA Haye 
Genre: Psychological Horror

What would you do if you thought you were losing your mind?
What would you do if all those nightmares you thought were in your mind, were real?
Out of the shadows comes a nightmare feeding on fear.
Out of the shadows comes a demon bent on torment and death.
Could you survive a demon bent on driving you to suicide?“If you’re open to reading a book that is genuinely disturbing, in some cases distasteful, and creepy as hell, then I’m pretty sure you’ll ‘enjoy’ Shadows.” – Dave de Burgh, author of Betrayal’s Shadow“Dark, twisted and creepy, Shadows will take you out of your comfort zone and keep you glued to the pages of the book, regardless of whether or not you want to.” – Tammy February, Women24.com“Frankly, the psychological horror that is found in Shadows will make any person feel ill at ease, which means I loved it.” – Monique Snyman, Tentacle Books“If you like your horror as warped as it gets, you’ll love this genuinely scary page-turner. I’m looking forward to reading what she does next – although I suspect I’ll be reaching for the sominex afterwards.” – Something Wicked

B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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Synopsis:
Just before their B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria, two of the three remaining crewmen manage to parachute out of the aircraft. Captain Charlie Banks and Corporal Samuel Aldridge find shelter in a barn, where they are discovered by a beautiful young Austrian woman. Despite the danger to herself and her family, Marianne Leichtner decides to help the two Americans. Her courage and character soon win Charlie’s heart.

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When the Nazis come to investigate the plane crash, Charlie and Sam must escape through enemy territory. Just steps from freedom, they are captured by Italian fascists. Survival takes on a new meaning for the airmen, and Charlie begins to questions everything, including his faith. Only the hope of seeing Marianne again keeps him going over the long months in prison. But if he survives, will she still care for him? And will Charlie learn to trust in the Lord’s promises?

My Review:

Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is an entertaining story of a bomber that falls down in enemy territory during WWII. I enjoyed the telling of this story that is not filled with horrible details and atrocities of war. It focuses more on the two men that escape from certain death and follows them to the end of the book. It has suspense and romance but neither is overpowering or becomes routine. Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is a story that grips you from the beginning and doesn’t let you go. This clean tale will entertain all readers and mostly those who love a good, light war story mixed with romance.
Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is about two American airmen that have to parachute from their airplane after a bomber excursion into enemy territory. It takes us through their narrow escape from death, the Nazi’s investigation of the crash, the help they find in a beautiful Austrian woman and her mother and their struggles to keep their faith strong in the light of imminent danger. This is an inspiring great read that is sure to become your favorite for years to come.
One thing I noticed with this story is that the pacing was faster than many other WWII stories I have read. I didn’t find any time that the descriptions got on the way of the telling. I enjoyed visualizing the different places and even the characters in my mind. What a super read!

The author:

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Melanie Mason

 

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Alesha Escobar’s Anthologies

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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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

Cowboys and Calico Box Set

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Book:

Cowboys and Calico Box Set

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Genre:

Western Romance

Warnings:

None

Date:

Oct 23

Book Tour Date and sign up:

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Synopsis:

“Five bestselling Western romance authors come together to bring you one collection of all-new stories that will sweep you off your feet!”

Knights of Enmity – Book Tour Sign Ups

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

The Occuli Series – Tour Sign Ups

Friday, October 21st, 2016

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OPEN-UP!: Six Steps To Getting Unstuck And Move Forward In Your Life

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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The book:

This book is written for anyone who has a genuine desire to move forward in their lives but, despite numerous attempts, nothing seems to be working and you keep ending up with the same outcomes year after year. You will learn how to recognize habitual patterns of thought that are sabotaging your life on an unconscious level. Everyone has good intentions for their lives and ultimately wants the best outcomes, but oftentimes we get in our own way by allowing self-destructive thought patterns to impede our good intentions—without actually knowing we are doing so. I know this all too well because this was my life for several years.

This book was written because of my own personal experiences in life, and the experiences of my clients that I serve in my practice. This book gets right down to your core by unveiling the good, the bad, and the ugly about the way you think about yourself and everything that is happening in your life. In essence, this book is entirely about YOU! Most of us try to change ourselves at the level of our thoughts, but true transformation happens at the level at which you vibrate. You will learn how to completely shift your vibrational way of thinking and allow better circumstances to come into your life, whatever they may be. Whether you want to get unstuck in a relationship pattern or a financial pattern that keeps coming up, this book serves as a guide that will explore the moments when you get into trouble, and offers tools for learning to stay with your uneasiness, and offers concrete steps to get unstuck so you can finally move forward in life.

You will learn the O.P.E.N.U.P. steps: Observation, Permission, Experience, Not Identifying, Understanding, and Practice. These steps will serve as your doorway into revealing the very thing that is keeping you stuck. Once you discover those “hidden” truths about yourself, your entire state of being will be altered, and you will no longer resist all the good that life has in store for you.

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Excerpt:

It was tough to fight the urge to return to my ex-partner, who tirelessly tried to maintain the relationship months after it was over. However, deep within me, my paradigms were beginning to shift: the more I did the work on myself, the more self-love I felt, and I could feel the shift in my energy. As my “antennas” were being re-wired, I found myself becoming naturally drawn to different types of people and experiences.

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Website: http://www.theopenupcoach.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theOpenupCoach

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Official Book Tour: A Carolina Christmas

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
 

 

The Pamlico Writers
Group is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our 2016 anthology of
short stories and poems written by our members with a section of award winning
prose and poetry from our 2015 and 2016 competition winners.
            A
Carolina Christmas
isn’t your traditional holiday feast of tinsel and sugar
plums. While there is still a smattering of stars sprinkled through the pages
and a little glitter and artificial snow lighting up a few plastic Santas,
these stories are filled with more than ornaments and figgy pudding. From
broken hearts to hopeful reunions, holiday anxiety to joyful tidings, the
truest gift of Christmas is still found to be family, faith and friendship. But
these stories are not fairy tales and every holiday is not Peace on Earth.
            “Readers are in for a holiday treat
with the 2016 Pamlico Writers Anthology with its Christmas theme.” ~Marni
Graff, award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy
Genova Manhattan Mysteries
            “A Carolina Christmas establishes itself as a holiday classic, a must read.
The journey isn’t your typical holiday adventure.” ~Angela Beach Silverthorne,
author of Depression Cookies, 
two-time silver medalist in Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit for Readers’ Favorite
and Cries of Innocence, a five-star Contemporary Christian Fiction.
Author/Poets & Titles
Suzannah Lynn Cockerille: How I Can Be So Sure Santa is
Real
 
(creative non-fiction)
Jonathan Clayborne: Winter Finds the Cardinal (poem)
Jerry Cuthrell: Unsolicited (poem), Candles (poem)
Nancy Eure
Cordano: Misfits of Christmas Eve
Anne Blyth Davis: Orbit (2015
High School Competition ~ Poetry First Place)
Pam Desloges: Christmas
Chaos
 (poem)
Deborah H.
Doolittle: My Mother’s Rocky Road to Dublin (#1), Here
I am Laughing with Bears 
(#2), Elizabeth Bishop Attends to the
Amarilli 
(#3)–(2016 Adult Poetry Competion~ First Place)
Diane de
Echeandia: Christmas Cards-Bah Humbug! (poem), Spring
Melt 
(2015 Adult Poetry Competition~First Place)  
Polly Frank: My
Christmas Tree
 (prose)
Sarah Haglund: Pray
For Her 
(2016 High School Competition~ First Place Poetry)
Ted Harrison: In The
Same Country (recreation of Biblical story)
Sherri
Lupton-Hollister: Lexie and Ethel, Season of Hope, and Three
Dresses 
(fiction)
Jeanne Julian: Allison’s
Adventures on Christmas Eve, Holiday Flotillia 
(poem)
 James Keen: Christmas
Stocking Conversation
 (creative non-fiction)
Richard Knowles: Long,
Cold Road 
(2016 Adult Competion First Place Non-Fiction)
James Lupton: Christmas
Adventures
 (creative non-fiction)
Michaela
Rappleyea: Rolling in Her Grave (2016 High School
Competition~First Place Prose)
Doris Schneider: Innocence
on Holiday 
(creative non-fiction), The Gift (creative
non-fiction),  and Christmas Confession (fiction)
Merry Simmons: The
Naming of Things 
(2016 Adult Competition First Place Fiction)
Millie Johnson
Sparks: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Courtney Staton: A Letter From a Gifted Kid (2015
High School Competition ~ Prose First Place)
Allison Stuart: The Combination (2015 Adult
Competition First Place Fiction)
K D Wilson: Forgetful Adjustments (fiction)

 

Michael Worthington: Ayden Racial Unrest (2015
Adult Competition First Place Non-Fiction)

 

 

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The Pamlico Writers Group is from the Innerbanks of North Carolina, where the Tar and the Pamlico
rivers meet in the town of little Washington. They’re housed just off the river
in the old Turnage Theater, the oldest still-standing Burlesque Theater House
still standing in North Carolina and home of the Arts of the Pamlico. The
Pamlico Writers are a non-profit group and we affiliated with the Arts of the
Pamlico.
The Turnage Theater stands on Main Street just one street over
from the waterfront. The town of Washington is on the Inner Banks of North
Carolina, where the Tar and Pamlico Rivers meet, just down the sound from the
Atlantic Ocean. Forestry, watermen, and Military history are abundant in
Washington and Beaufort County.
The Pamlico Writers Group hopes to use the funds generated by this
anthology to assist in this, our fifth annual Pamlico Writers Conference March
17 and 18, 2017 with Keynote speaker Zelda Lockhart.

 

 Pamlico Writers Group
Officers/anthology organizers:
PWG chairperson: Sherri
Lupton-Hollister in charge of planning, theme and media
Financial Director:
James “Jim” Keen in charge of formatting anthology and setting up Submittable
and Drop-Box
Programming Director:
Kay Wilson assisted with all aspects of planning and media
Conference Director:
Doris Schneider in charge of editing and cover planning
Member: Jeanne Julian
assisted with editing
Member: Marni Graff
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 2016 Pamlico Writers Competition Winners
(L to R) James Kelley, Michaela Rappleyea, Michael Worthington,
Merry Simmons, Marty Silverthorne (in front), Richard Knowles, Sarah Swan,
Deborah Doolittle, Jack Fay.2016 Winners of the Pamlico Writers Competition
photo taken at the back of the Turnage Theater after the 2016 Pamlico Writers
Conference.  Photo taken by Sherri
Lupton-Hollister

2015 Pamlico
Writers Group Competition

Pamlico
Writers Competition is an annual juried writing contest featuring adult and
student authors. Started in 2013, the current event featured adult contests in
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and student contests in Prose and Poetry.  First, Second, and Honorary Mention Cash
Prizes were awarded in the Adult competition while a cash student scholarship
was awarded in each student contest.
(L to R) Nancy
Clark, Alison Stuart, Kayla Wyrick, Courtney
Staton, Polly Frank, Diane De Echeandia, Debra Kornegay,  Michael Worthington, Anne Blythe Davis.

Heather Bell Adams and Lane Schroeder were not present.
Connect with the Group here: 
~ Facebook ~ Website ~ Twitter ~ Blog ~
Jeanne’s chapbook, Blossom
and Loss, 
was published by Longleaf Press in 2015. Her poems have
appeared in many journals, including Naugatuck River Review, Poetry
Quarterly, Kakalak, Earth’s Daughters, 
and Spank the
Carp, 
and are forthcoming two anthologies: The Well-Versed
Reader
 and The Lascaux Prize 2016 Anthology. Her work
also has won awards in competitions sponsored by The Comstock
Review, 
The North Carolina Poetry Society, The Lanier Library, and the
Asheville Writers’ Workshop. She was the featured photographer in moonShine
review
, Summer 2015. A graduate of Allegheny College, she has an MFA from
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the Neuse River
Writers’ Group. 
www.jeannejulian.com
Facebook.com/Jeanne.julian
Assistant Editor for A Carolina Christmas Jeanne met her publisher, Longleaf Press at the 2014 Pamlico Writers Conference Pitch to the Publisher event.
A Pamlico Writers Group member since 2008, Jim served as the
second PWG Chairman. He wrote two newspaper columns chronicling his sailing adventures: “Nautical Musings,” a weekly column about coastal family adventures; and “In the Loop,” a bi-weekly column about circumnavigating the eastern United States on America’s 6,300-mile Great Loop. Jim’s book Trinidad
Express
 is the story of his 5,300-mile doublehanded South
Africa-to-Trinidad Atlantic Ocean sailboat crossing. His ebook, Log of S/V Irish Mist, chronicles his singlehanded 13-month trip on America’s Great Loop. Nautical Musings I and II are ebook anthologies of Jim’s newspaper articles.
Facebook.com/james.keen
Visit his author page at
www.pamlicowritersgroup.org
Assistant Director of
the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering Committee
Financial Director of
the Pamlico Writers Group and Conference
Millie joined the
Pamlico Writers Group in 2016.  She is a part-time writer and a full-time
librarian at Pitt Community College in Winterville, NC.
 
 
 
 
Kay
Wilson

Kay Wilson wrote simple poetry before her best friend pushed her, kicking
and screaming, into a mystery writing class at the local community college.
From there she was hooked, learning all she could about the craft. She is an
actress and has played numerous roles in community theatre productions (Encore
Theatre – Elizabeth City; College of the Albemarle Coast Players – Elizabeth
City; and Pamlico Playhouse – Washington), and believes it’s helped her see
characters and their stories better. Ms Wilson is a member of two writer’s
groups (North Carolina Writers’ Read – Belhaven and Pamlico Writers Group –
Washington) both encourage and challenge her to improve her skills. She writes
and manages a blog for the Pamlico Writers Group. She’s also written several
short stories and two novels which are in different stages of completion. K D
Wilson writes Women’s Fiction (Domestic & Romantic Suspense) and as yet has
not been published.
Kay is
the Programming Coordinator for the Pamlico Writers Group, she is also a member
of the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering committee, writes the blog “Writing
on the Pamlico” pamlicowritersgroup.wordpress.com, Facebook.com/writerkay
Michael Worthington
Thirty-year veteran of the education system, retired. Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina. Michael now writes full-time with his pug asleep on the footrest of his recliner.
His HI/Lo books are designed for reluctant young adult readers with high interest and low reading difficulty. You can find Michael’s books at Goodreads and Amazon.

 

 

 

 

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The Temple of the Exploding Head Trilogy by Author Ren Garcia

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The Dead Held Hands – In the ruins of a distant castle, a light comes on signaling the end of everything…

Kabyl, son of the famed Captain Davage, discovers the world around him is not as it seems. His beloved is a haunted woman full of secrets. She looks over shoulder at things that are not there and dread’s the dark. What is she so afraid of? The Dead hold hands, they say, and lend the living their power. Will they hold hands for Lord Kabyl as he ventures into the unknown?

The Machine – The Temple of the Exploding Head Saga continues…

Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, his cousins Sarah and Phillip and their friend Lord Lon of Probert quest to recover the three pieces of a fabled machine lost for centuries: The Oberphilliax. Their quest will take them beyond the safety of the League to the Xaphan city of Waam where an ancient Black Hat and her vile army of Spectre henchmen await their arrival with great anticipation

The Temple of the Exploding Head – A God In His Temple Is Invincible. An outlaw and evil spirit, the Horned God confronts the gods themselves. From his Temple deep in the ground he is finally ready to act.

Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort returns to his home with the pieces of The Machine in hand. He expects his love, Lady Sammidoran, will return to begin their life together as man and woman at last. However, the Horned God has other ideas and he pursues Lady Sammidoran without pause. As Lord Kabyl seeks to save his love from an insane god, all roads lead to the dreaded Temple of the Exploding Head, where none emerge alive. Elsewhere, Captain Davage and his Countess, Sygillis, find themselves lost deep in enemy territory where the Horned God’s horrific servants hold sway. Even if the Captain and Countess manage to return home to Kana, what will they find when they arrive? The Temple of the Exploding Head saga concludes in this action-filled adventure of love and loss. In a place where even the gods fear to tread, how can naught but a tragedy be the outcome?

Cover Reveal for Kavan by Kristen Clark-Frost

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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Book Descriptions:

Ashlyn wasn’t looking for a man. She had books, her best friend, and a job she loved. Unless she found a man like the ones in her books, she was happy being single. Until she met Kavan.

Working with his family, Kavan kept the human’s safe from what lurked in the shadows. He wasn’t looking for his mate, wasn’t ready to settle down. Until he found Ashlyn.

Can Ashlyn accept Kavan and the life he offers? Can Kavan keep Ashlyn safe from the monsters hunting her?

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Kristen Clark – Frost bio

lives in New Hampshire with her family. A die hard metalhead, you’ll find her at her computer,

headphones blasting, while pounding away at the keyboard. Her cat, who believes he’s trans species

and really a vicious canine, sleeping by her side. An avid reader with a voracious appetite for the written word, Kristen made a bold move and changed careers to chase her dream; creating spectacular new worlds for others to enjoy.

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Previously working and advocating for children and adults with developmental disabilities,

Kristen spent many hours introducing others to the power and magic of the written word.

When opportunity arose, she dove headfirst into writing full time.

Kavan is the first book in the Drelatta Wolves Series.

 

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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY KAVAN!

 

I love the simplicity of it and so much intrigue!

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Official Book Tour: The Temple of the Exploding Head Trilogy (Author Interview (they ask the Questions))

Monday, October 17th, 2016

 

Welcome back to Author Ren Garcia with his Trilogy today!

 

 

 

The Dead Held Hands – In the ruins of a distant castle, a light comes on signaling the end of everything…
 
Kabyl, son of the famed Captain Davage, discovers the world around him is not as it seems. His beloved is a haunted woman full of secrets. She looks over shoulder at things that are not there and dread’s the dark. What is she so afraid of? The Dead hold hands, they say, and lend the living their power. Will they hold hands for Lord Kabyl as he ventures into the unknown?
The Machine – The Temple of the Exploding Head Saga continues…
Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, his cousins Sarah and Phillip and their friend Lord Lon of Probert quest to recover the three pieces of a fabled machine lost for centuries: The Oberphilliax. Their quest will take them beyond the safety of the League to the Xaphan city of Waam where an ancient Black Hat and her vile army of Spectre henchmen await their arrival with great anticipation

The Temple of the Exploding Head – A God In His Temple Is Invincible. An outlaw and evil spirit, the Horned God confronts the gods themselves. From his Temple deep in the ground he is finally ready to act.

Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort returns to his home with the pieces of The Machine in hand. He expects his love, Lady Sammidoran, will return to begin their life together as man and woman at last. However, the Horned God has other ideas and he pursues Lady Sammidoran without pause. As Lord Kabyl seeks to save his love from an insane god, all roads lead to the dreaded Temple of the Exploding Head, where none emerge alive. Elsewhere, Captain Davage and his Countess, Sygillis, find themselves lost deep in enemy territory where the Horned God’s horrific servants hold sway. Even if the Captain and Countess manage to return home to Kana, what will they find when they arrive? The Temple of the Exploding Head saga concludes in this action-filled adventure of love and loss. In a place where even the gods fear to tread, how can naught but a tragedy be the outcome?

 

 

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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 writers inspired you to become an author?

Michael Moorcock and Fritz Leiber were my biggest influences. Michael Moorcock taught me to be bold and uninhibited in my writing, while Fritz Leiber taught me how to use my imagination to world build, filling it with all sorts of crazy things.

 

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

I visit a number of different shows and conventions across the Midwest

 

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

I thought the 80’s were pretty cool.

 

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

The Goddess Atha. We will eat manna.

 

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

Saturn

 

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?

Red and Gray (I’m a Buckeye fan)

 

Describe your dream writing spot.

3:00am in my basement with a half-eaten Chipotle burrito.

 

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Courting the Countess

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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The book:

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

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My Review:

Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch
This is a great tale about a young lady who gets caught in a compromising encounter with a notorious gigolo. Because the rascal is a second son, her father demands that his older brother, Richard Barrett, twelfth Earl of Averston, marry the girl. All the while Elizabeth hopes that Tristan will come through and elope with her, his true love. To her utter distress, Tristan has taken to his passion of wooing any woman that needs some loving.
The tale is not a new theme but is delivered powerfully and entertainingly. The characters are round and believable and stay true to their roles. I enjoyed the reading and the clean tale in this book. Courting the Countess by Donna Hutch is indeed a great read and a wholesome entertainment. I recommend it to those who enjoy clean historical romances and any young adult that enjoys this genre.
The author:
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Donna Hatch

 

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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.

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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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