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With so much resting on his fragile faith, Harius fears he will ultimately fail

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

 

Stephen R. Watts was born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah, where he developed a love for stories at a very young age. Having spent his adolescence creating alternate worlds where he could escape the hardships of mental illness, Stephen wanted nothing more than to grow up and write his own epic tales capable of entertaining readers in ways that reminds them of their untold worth. Stephen’s debut novel was a fourteen-year labor of love, and when he isn’t studying story craft he can be found traveling the world or spending quality time with his family in Salt Lake City.

 

 

When sixteen-year-old Harius is chosen to guard a mystic key and sword, he’s sure there’s been some mistake. Protecting the divine relics requires the celestial flame, a power that only mystic warriors can wield. And while Harius is training to become such a warrior, he’s lacked the faith needed to access the flame ever since his mother’s tragic death.
Despite his doubts, Harius accepts the calling at a time when evil forces threaten to destabilize his world. As the son of his nation’s most controversial leader, Harius soon becomes a delegate to a foreign land filled with technological marvels capable of saving his ancient race of winged men. Acquiring the necessary tech won’t be easy, though, as the king of this land won’t share it unless Harius uses the celestial flame to rescue the royal family from a foe out to conquer the realm.
With so much resting on his fragile faith, Harius fears he will ultimately fail. Yet, amid all the danger he will learn that the relics he guards hold the secret to not only restoring his faith, but to revealing his untold destiny.

 

Snippet:
Harius thought back on the countless hours of study and physical conditioning he had endured since he had been inducted into the Zehnarch Order, and the realization that all that effort may very well have been in vain began to make him feel as small and fragile as he had felt on the day the war had taken everything from him.
 

 

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Their connection to each other is the only certainty

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
“I kissed Edward Wolverton once. It
was everything it was supposed to be—and then some… maybe I’ll kiss him again.”
 
TV Producer Bea Douglas’s last confession to her former business partner and ex-best friend wasn’t meant to tempt the fates. She’s eager to escape the hypocrisy of the television industry and years of hiding her faith for the convenience of other people. Edward Wolverton may be hot, smart, and funny—but he’s also two steps out of rehab with a self-proclaimed allergy to Christianity.
 
But after a club night turns violent, Bea loses her sense of self while Eddie teeters on the edge of relapse. Their connection to each other is the only certainty. To
be together, each will have to let go of past pain and have faith in a love that never fades.
 
Off Script is an uncommon story of the power of love and resilience to bring people together in a society that does its best to tear them apart.
 




Liv Bartlet is the pseudonym for writing partners Becca McCulloch and Sarah McKnight, who have been building worlds and
telling stories together for more than a decade. They’ve logged hours of behind-the-scenes movie and TV footage and challenged each other in a friendly Oscar guessing game every year this millennium. Lifelong Anglophiles, their Monkey & Me world sprang to vivid life on a trip to London that included divine pastries, sublime art, and a spectacular pratfall in the British Museum.

 
Becca is a professor, a scientist, and a secret romantic who insisted their first order of business in London was a meandering five-mile walk to see Big Ben. She lives with her husband, children,
and an ever-expanding roster of pets in Logan, Utah.
 

 

Sarah is an Army brat, an Excel geek, and has a lot of opinions on the differences between science fiction and fantasy. She lives with her cat, Sir Jack—who is featured prominently on Liv’s Instagram —just outside Salt Lake City.

 

 

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Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Gone
Daddy Gone
Sloan
Monroe Mysteries #7
by
Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre:
Crime Mystery, Thriller
 
From
New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw: 

 

 


A
single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe’s life forever …

 

 

On
an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the
quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance.
Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind,
whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and
runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in
the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural
suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and
novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series
based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe. In
2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was
a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same
year,
book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the
year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and
currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Falling for the enemy is an act of treason . . .

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
KNIGHT
QUESTS
by
C.C. Wiley

 

Genre: Historical Romance


Pub
Date: 7/25/2017
 

 

For
a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy
is an act of treason . . .
Orphaned as a young
girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which
doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the
service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has
her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating
kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .
As a newly
appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance
to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his
sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him
another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers
his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his
vow—and his heart’s desire . . .
 
 
 
C.C. lives
in Salt Lake City with her high school sweetheart of over 35 years
and their four wacky dogs. When given a choice, she prefers a yummy,
well-written, historical or contemporary romance that is chock-full
of hope, love and a Happy Ever After. She believes there are
wonderful courageous characters waiting for someone to tell their
story. It’s her hope that each adventurous romance she writes will
touch the reader and carry them away to another place and time, where
hopes and dreams abound.
 
 
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Who do you love?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
WHO
DO YOU LOVE

by
J.M. Bronston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub. Date: 12/26/2017
 
Aspiring journalist Eugenia Shaw is thrilled to
be doing her first story for Lady Fair magazine, covering New
York’s famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The last thing she
expects is to fall in love—with a quirky looking Chinese Crested
named Sweetie Pie. Or with the fellow dog lover she keeps
accidentally-on-purpose running into in Central Park . . .

Unlike Jennie’s judgy live-in boyfriend, Paul
is a man who appreciates Sweetie Pie’s unconventional beauty. And
the better they get to know each other, the more it feels like he
appreciates Jennie too. Soon she can’t help noticing how much
happier and more confident she is when they’re together, or how
Paul encourages her writing. He’s even inspired her to pitch a
brand new story to Lady Fair. But will she be brave enough to
rewrite her own next chapter? . . .
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Joan Myra Bronston grew up in New York
City, married her college sweetheart, and went with him to Germany
for a year while he was in the Army and where she worked as a telex
operator and mail clerk. They then moved to Austria where Joan spent
five years teaching at an international school. She is the mother of
three wonderful girls and the grandmother of a super-wonderful
grandson. Joan was also a secretary, social investigator, and
psychiatric researcher, before entering law school and eventually
becoming a corporate attorney. In addition to her years in Europe,
Joan has lived in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and, for 18 years, Salt Lake
City. At last, she has closed the circle and returned to her first
and most beloved—New York City. Visit her website at
jmbronston.com, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter
@JMBronston.
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Might is not right and Mercy is not weakness

Friday, December 18th, 2015

JC Thompson is visiting today.

JC. tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born and raised in Arizona. I recently moved to Salt Lake City from Billings, Montana.

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What makes you passionate about writing?

Writing enables me to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary. It gives me the opportunity to take the mundane and see the wonder in it.

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

That’s an interesting question. I didn’t write my manuscript in a traditional way. My book was published in a serialized format. I wrote and submitted chapters of my book to my editors at Bigworldnetwork.com, after it was polished it was released online. When forty-nine chapters were completed, ready to publish in book form, I got to do a final edit on everything I’d written so far.

All told, writing that way it took me two years.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? (more…)

multicultural/multilingual children’s books… Oh my…

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

International publisher/speaker Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author of fifteen books and more than 40 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a film certificate from Film A. Academy. Two publishers produced his early titles; since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, film, radio, and TV broadcasting. He teaches media at a state college and contrasts traditional publishing with digital publishing (in English or Spanish). His e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand’s multicultural work has appeared in: Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Border’s Books, Brodart, Costco, Deseret Book, EBSCO, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon, Kobo, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and PremioBooks.com. Find: “Karl Beckstrand” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and KarlBeckstrand.com. https://karlbeckstrandblog.wordpress.com/

                                                                                    Premio Publishing & Gozo Books, LLC

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Sizzle Quote: His first publisher passed away the day his first book was to print (or: How technology is turning publishing on its head)

How long have you been writing? Since 1991. I began writing by accident (I didn’t used to like to write). Stories just kept coming to me.

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Cindy Hogan the author of “Watched”

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Cindy, welcome. Tell us where you were born and where you live now.

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I was born in Salt Lake City, UT but moved all around the country and now live in Layton, UT.

What makes you passionate about writing? (more…)