Archive for November, 2018

Jonathan’s job is to keep Lorna’s family safe, he never imagined that job would also include protecting her heart

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Worth
the Wait
The
Harvest Ridge Series Book 1
by
K.L. Ramsey
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
Taggert
Harrison knows what he wants, and he wants Piper Flynn. She is the
most stubborn woman that he’s ever laid eyes on. He has spent the
last year begging her to go out with him. Every Monday morning, for
the past fifty-two weeks, he has asked her out only to be rejected
fifty-two times. He wants to give up, but he knows how good it could
be, if he could just tear down her walls. Will Tag be able to help
Piper get over her painful past to move on to a future with
him?

 

Piper
Flynn witnessed the horrific murders of her parents when she was just
twelve. She grew up isolated and afraid to let anyone get too close
to her for fear of losing them. When Tag asks her out, everything in
her wants to tell him yes, but her past ghosts keep her from taking
what she wants. Tag could be her first, in every way, if she could
just free her heart from the walls that she has carefully built up
around it.

 

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The
Christmas Wedding
The
Harvest Ridge Series Book 2
 
Lorna
Sanders stepped up to raise her niece, after her sister and
brother-in-law’s tragic deaths. She never allowed herself to dream
that someday she would have a family of her own, but meeting Jonathan
Sawyer changes all of that. He teaches Lorna that age is just a
number and dreams can come true, especially at Christmas.

 

Jonathan
Sawyer’s job is to keep Lorna’s family safe, he never imagined
that job would also include protecting her heart. He just needs to
convince Lorna that wishing for her heart’s desire and Christmas
miracles are both possible. Can Sawyer’s plan, for a Christmas
wedding be enough to show her that it’s never too late to find
happily ever after? 

 

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K.
L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland. As a child she struggled
in school, having to attend speech and reading therapy. Her teacher
told her that she would never be a very good reader; that English was
just not her thing. She continued to struggle until eleventh grade,
when she signed up for a Creative Writing class. Her high school
teacher saw her potential and submitted a short story, that K. L. had
written for class, to a local literary publication. The story was not
only published but won an award for best short story. Knowing that
someday she wanted to become a writer, K. L. received her BA in
English from Salisbury State University.

 

K.
L. Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia (Go Mountaineers!). She
lives with hunky scientist, two now not so little people, and six fur
babies. In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, attend
WVU football games and drink wine with girlfriends.

 

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Kellen Brand’s inheritance turns out to be a whopper—one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
No
Cowboys No Angels
The
Mystery Angel Romances Book 1
by
Petie McCarty
Genre:
Romantic Suspense
 
Kellen
Brand’s inheritance turns out to be a whopper—one dilapidated farm
in West Virginia and one guardian angel!

 

 

 

Since
Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside,
she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke
Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family’s
secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a
town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and
Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than
once.

 

 

Unfortunately,
Kellen can’t seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a
clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and
she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It’s her only hope
of staying alive.

 

 

Unless
her mother really did leave her a guardian angel . .

 

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Petie
spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The
Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She
eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her
stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels
to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her
cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery
Angel Romances.

 

 

 

Petie
shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel
addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure
named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.

 

 

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Bob is tired of being the smallest dinosaur…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Tired of being the smallest dinosaur, Bob sets out on an adventure to change his appearance. After facing many obstacles, Bob decides that being small isn’t as bad as he thought it was.

When the wizards steals all the color from Bob’s home, the littlest dinosaur goes in search of the color fairies. But when they refuse to help simply because he’s different, he has to find another way to restore the colors.




 

 

 

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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***** Bod the Littlest Dinosaur written and Illustrated by Karlie Lucas

This is a cute tale of how a small dinosaur wants to grow big. He goes to see a wizard and travels through different places to get there. He learns several lessons on his journey to make his wish come true.

Beautiful colored illustrations are found in each page of this book. They are sensible, clear, and cute, not too busy or huge, just perfect for the page. This will be a great addition to any child’s library and can be used to read along with a parent, or alone by a child.

***** Bob the Littlest Dinosaur and the Color Fairy written and Illustrated by Karlie Lucas

In this tale, Bob the littlest Dinosaur wakes up one morning to find all the colors gone from his land. His new friend, the gnome, says it is the bad wizard. He suggests that Bob go to the land of the color fairy and ask them to return color to him and his land. The color fairies aren’t very helpful, with the exception of one. She is different, like Bob. Once again, Bob and the reader are reminded that we should celebrate our differences.

It is nicely done and well expressed. It is suitable for second graders and up, or read by a parents to younger kids.

 

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Can they find a way to peace or will the prejudice tear apart the connections Adara and the Wayfarers are making?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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Wayfarer
Resolve
Wayfarer
Series #18
by
Eileen Troemel
Genre:
SciFi Romance 
 
In
this final installation of Wayfarers, Decker and Adara face an attack
on their homeworlds as well as on their children. A clan member from
Phelan’s clan attacks Addy and Zoe while Adara and Decker deal with
riots and attacks on the home world. Phelan’s clan member is at
fault. Will this break down the clans? 

 

 

 

Out
exploring their sectors of space, Adara settles into being Mathair
Naclan – mother of the clans. At the home planets, Hal, Dimitri, and
others cope with vandalism, sabotage, and racism. The Humans only
group rises with violence and hate to attack the Wayfarers from
within.

 

 

Sentenced
to hard labor, prisoners are placed at Tom and Angeline’s
manufacturing facility and Monroe’s mining operation. Though facing
punishment for breaking the terms of being with the Wayfarers,
Bernard Lundquist still runs operations on Hometown.

 

 

Bias
within the Wayfarers and against the Wayfarers frustrates Adara as
she and her admin council defend against the Humans only group. The
family is threatened by the people Adara rescued. Can they find a way
to peace or will the prejudice tear apart the connections Adara and
the Wayfarers are making?

 

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Wayfarer Series .5
Wayfarer
Wayfarer Series #1
Wayfarer Clans
Wayfarer Series #2
Wayfarer Immemorial
Wayfarer Series #3
Wayfarer Negotiator
Wayfarer Series #4
Wayfarer Wedding
Wayfarer Series#5
Wayfarer Trials
Wayfarer Series #6
Wayfarer Destruction
Wayfarer Series #7
Wayfarer Freedom
Wayfarer Series #8
Wayfarer Salvation
Wayfarer Series #9
Wayfarer Expansion
Wayfarer Series #10
Wayfarer Acceptance
Wayfarer Series #11
Wayfarer Convictions
Wayfarer Series #12
Wayfarer Limits
Wayfarer Series #13
Wayfarer Contentious
Wayfarer Series #14
Wayfarer Home
Wayfarer Series #15
Wayfarer War
Wayfarer Series #16
Wayfarer Evolution
Wayfarer Series #17

 

From
poetry to novel, I enjoy telling a good story or expressing a
heartfelt emotion. I’ve been published in Circle Magazine, The
American Tarot Association’s Quarterly Journal, What’s Cooking
America, Children, Churches and Daddies, placed second in Words of
Women 2010 Writing Contest, 2012 Daily Flash, and The Deadman’s Tome.
I have a bachelor’s degree in business and a second bachelor’s degree
in English Professional Writing and Book Editing. On the side, I have
a small editing business. In addition to my work, I love to read,
crochet, crafting, research genealogy, and spend time with family. I
have three adult daughters and have been married to my husband for
over 30 years. I’m the proud grandma of three fur babies – my
daughters’ cats.
 

 

 
 
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Deaths and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a remote, ramshackle keep

Sunday, November 25th, 2018
A
Choice of Secrets
A
Dark Glass Novel Book 4
by
Barb Hendee
Genre: Historical
Fantasy
 
Ever
since raiders from the north began attacking villages, Lady Nicole
Montagna has known that defending her people would come at a
cost. The betrothal of her sister Chloe to a neighboring lord
seems the perfect solution, forging a powerful alliance. But
shortly before the wedding, Nicole is shocked to discover that her
sister is with child—and not by her husband-to-be. Now she
must make a choice. She has just hours to decide . . .

 

 

 

~Should
she tell her soldier brother—who will take swift, ruthless action
to ensure the family’s safety?

 

 

~Should
she hold her tongue, let her sister deceive her husband into
believing the child is his—and then hope Chloe can get away with
the lie?

 

 

~Should
she tell her family, hoping they will know the right thing to
do?

 

 

With
the help of a magic mirror, Nicole lives out each path, fighting to
protect herself and those she loves with the weapons she has: wits,
herbs, and fortitude. But no matter her cleverness, neither she nor
her family can escape unscathed—for there are repercussions she
could never have foreseen, involving her own heart . . .

 

 

A
CHOICE OF SECRETS

 

 

New
York Times 
bestselling
author Barb Hendee spins a tale of intrigue, integrity, and the bonds
of love and loyalty as one young woman finds her place in a turbulent
world . . .
 

 

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A
Girl of White Winter

 

A Dark
Glass Novel Book #3

 

 

Kara,
as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing
nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a
visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her
as payment for the land the family needs.
With
barely time to protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a
concubine—until a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and
she’s kidnapped for the second time in as many days.
Whatever
happens, Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing
even the vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and
a magic mirror appears to show her where each path will lead…
She
can leave with her protector Raven and journey with his performing
troupe, competing for his mercurial affections.
She
can flee the raiders’ settlement, and return to Royce’s manor,
chattel among devious nobility.
Or
she can stay in the settlement, bound to firm, silent Caine, who is
as gentle as he is staid and inscrutable.
Her
fates twist and turn to affect far more than she could have guessed,
tangling the bitter with the sweet—and Kara must choose which
consequences she can live with…
 
 
 
A
Choice of Crowns
A Dark Glass Novel Book
#2
 
Olivia
Geroux knew her king was reluctant to marry her, whatever the
negotiations had arranged. But she never expected to find handsome,
arrogant King Rowan obsessed with his stepsister instead. And before
she can determine what course to take, she overhears her greatest
ally plotting to murder the princess.
Olivia
must act quickly—and live with whatever chaos results. As the
assassin hunts his prey, a magic mirror appears to show Olivia the
three paths that open before her . . .
If
she hesitates only a moment, the princess will die—and she will
become queen.
If
she calls for help, she will gain great power—but she must also
thrust away her own happiness.
If
she runs to stop the murder herself, she will know love and
contentment—but her whole country will suffer.
 
As
she lives out each path, her wits and courage will be tested as she
fights to protect her people, her friends, and her heart. And
deciding which to follow will be far from easy . . .
 
 
 
 
Through
a Dark Glass
A
Dark Glass Novel Book 1
 
On
her seventeenth birthday, Megan of Chaumont discovers she’ll be
sold as a bride to the brutish Volodane family—within hours. Her
father grants only that she may choose which one of the ruthless,
grasping lord’s three sons she weds:
Rolf,
the eldest: stern, ambitious, and loyal?
Sebastian,
the second son: sympathetic, sly, and rebellious?
Or
Kai, the youngest: bitter, brooding, and proud?
As
shy, horrified Megan flees the welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be,
she finds an enchanted mirror that will display how her life unrolls
with each man, as if she were living it out in a breath. But there is
no smooth “happily ever after” in her choices.
Deaths
and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a
remote, ramshackle keep, where these rough but complex men reveal one
side and then another of their jagged characters—and bring forth
new aspects of Megan, too. But the decisions of one teenaged
marriage-pawn reverberate much farther than any of them have guessed
. . .
 
 
 
 
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is the New York Times bestselling author of The
Mist-Torn Witches series. She is the co-author (with husband J.C.) of
the Noble Dead Saga. She holds a master’s degree in
composition/rhetoric from the University of Idaho and currently
teaches writing for Umpqua Community College. She and J.C. live in a
quirky two-level townhouse just south of Portland, Oregon.
 
 
 
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A risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever know

Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Blinded
Bound
Series Book 2
by
Jennifer Dean
Genre:
YA Paranormal Romance
 

 

Despite
the attack that almost took her life, Emma Morgan has accepted the
risk that comes from being in love with an immortal like Liam
Alexander.

 

 

But
continuing to seek the approval of her older brother is a whole
different struggle, and when tensions finally reach a breaking point
between the siblings, looming enemies take advantage of the
distraction.

 

 

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Bound
Series Book 1
 
When
fate leads Emma Morgan back to her small hometown of Washington, she
learns that the life she knew three years ago has changed once she
meets the charmingly, mysterious Liam Alexander. But when her brother
Sean, voices his disapproval, Emma finds her loyalty in the way of
her newfound curiosity of the youngest Alexander. Only the more she
tries to avoid Liam the more she finds him in her constant
company.

 

 

A
risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a
secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever know.

 

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I
was never that child you found in the corner reading. In fact, I
loathed the idea of picking up a book. The activity seemed more of a
chore than a past time.
All that changed
when my brother began talking to me about the newest novel he was
reading.
Harry
Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. 
Before
I knew it, my curiosity got the better of me, luring me to try the
series. It didn’t take long for my mindset of reading to turn on its
head. 
But even with my new
hobby discovered it wasn’t until my junior year of college that I
developed a hidden desire for writing stories. And when I found
myself writing scenes instead of paying attention to my professors, I
knew becoming a writer was the career path I was meant to follow.
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Nadira has to remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or she will lose her humanity to the darkness within?

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
This
Time
Nadira
Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1
by
Azaaa Davis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
When
demon hunting is outlawed, it’s time to resurrect a legend.
 

 

Not
even death can stop her.

 

 

 

Fearsome
demon hunter Nadira has been torn from her next life and resurrected
in present-day New York. The demons she once battled have made peace
with humans. Or, so they claim. But brawls between demons and humans
are becoming more frequent, and human leaders are
disappearing.

 

 

Tasked
by the shadowy organization that trained her, she must battle her own
personal trauma and once again fight for the souls of mankind. Will
Nadira remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or
will she lose her humanity to the darkness within?

 

 

Don’t
miss This Time―the first novel in the Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter
series―by author Azaaa Davis!

 

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Davis is a writer of urban fantasy novels.

 

She
fell in love with reading as a high school freshman and continues to
read, write, and draw today. Her background in social work helps her
portray realistic characters in fantastic–and sometimes
terrifying–situations. A New York native, Azaaa currently lives in
New Hampshire with her husband and daughter.

 

She
debuts with This Time, A Nadira Holden Novel, about demon hunters,
family ties and the magic of love.

 

Azaaa
is working diligently to finish writing more fantasy novels while
raising her daughter. Her next book is expected to be released in
early 2019. Thank you for showing an interest in her stories!

 

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The exciting true story of Egypt’s most famous queen!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
Cleopatra
VII: Egypt’s Last Pharaoh
The
Legendary Women of World History 9
by
Laurel A. Rockefeller
Genre:
Historical Fiction
 
The
exciting true story of Egypt’s most famous queen!
Cleopatra
Thea Philopator refused to do what she was told. In an age where
patriarchy denied full citizenship to even the most elite of Roman
women, Cleopatra ruled her Egypt determined to keep it independent
and free from Roman control — at any price necessary. Demonized as a
simple seductress by Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (the future
Caesar Augustus) and his political allies, Cleopatra VII proved
herself the equal to three of the most powerful men of the Roman
world: Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius, and Octavian Caesar.
Includes
a detailed timeline, suggested reading list/bibliography, and a
special Easter egg for Doctor Who fans.
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is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide. 

 

 

With
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.

 

 

In
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.

 

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Jen shows up looking for her friend and Georgia learns that that person is actually Sid the skeleton…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
The
Skeleton Makes a Friend
A
Family Skeleton Mystery #5
by
Leigh Perry
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
Pub
Date: 11/6/18
 
Georgia
Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at
prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin
right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best
friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the
quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend.
Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person
Jen was looking for is actually Sid.
Sid
reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group
that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid
admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess,
enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that
Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you
count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They
manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the
clues to… a dead buddy.
Now
they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s
friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the
seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking
deeper.

 

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shares the house with her husband, two daughters, two guinea pigs,
and a ludicrous selection of books. While the population of people
and guinea pigs stays constant, the number of books is on an
ever-rising curve. Under the name Toni L.P. Kelner, she’s published
eleven novels and twenty-something short stories, as well as
co-edited six urban fantasy anthologies with New York Times
bestseller Charlaine Harris.
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42 And Beyond Anthology Series

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

 

Loving there book

 

Chandra Truelove Fry
Date: 14 – 20  Nov
Genre – YA, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dystopian​

Something wicked this way comes…

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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“Berlin Butterfly” series, is a story of life, love, survival and the struggle of living through the dark early years of the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 19th, 2018
 Leah Moyes is from Arizona but experienced many parts of the world in thanks to a career in the airlines. Now most of her time, aside from writing, is spent with her family, reading Historical Fiction novels or studying ancient cultures as a student of Archaeology.
 

 

She always believed she was born in the wrong time period, but since she doesn’t have access to a time machine she must write and read intriguing stories of the past. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stay or flee? Life or family? An impossible choice.
 
It’s Aug 13, 1961, in Berlin Germany. Nationale Volksarmee soldiers roll barbed wire across the war-torn city to create the first Berlin Wall.
Families are separated, livelihoods destroyed, death comes easily as crippling fear paralyzes the occupants on both sides of the wall. Fifteen-year-old Ella is faced with an agonizing decision. Does she risk crossing the wall and possible death to reach her family? Or does she embrace her new life and blossoming love that could be wrenched from her at any moment? West Germany and possible freedom or East Germany and controlled chaos?
 
Ensnare, the first book in the “Berlin Butterfly” series, is a story of life, love, survival and the struggle of living through the dark early years of the Berlin Wall. Readers will be captivated with Ella’s strength, determination, and vulnerability as she opens her heart amidst a dangerous and terrifying journey.”
Snippet:
“El?” The sound was barely a purr, but there was no doubt where it emerged from.
I glanced at Anton then down to Papa. The commotion must’ve startled him awake. I went to him but delayed my touch, knowing he would sense my uneasiness. I knelt to the side of the couch and leaned my face in until I felt his breath on my cheek.
“Go,” he mumbled.
I looked at him alarmed, although the darkness hid my face. Is he really telling me to leave? I waited for a confirmation that came within seconds.
“You . . . must . . . go,” he gasped with very little strength.
I placed my trembling hand on the side of his face. “Please, Papa. Don’t make me choose.” My eyes stung from the strain. I looked back at Anton, my heart emotionally torn between the people I loved the most.

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The surviving inhabitants are now living in Heavenly Cities high above the clouds

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
The
Dream of the Forest
by
Stjepan Varesevac Cobets
Genre:
SciFi Romance Adventure
 
The
year is 2197. More than one hundred years have passed since the
natural destruction of the Earth’s surface. The surviving inhabitants
are now living in Heavenly Cities high above the clouds with no
intention of ever descending back to the unstable surface
again.

 

Helen
is a lawyer who lives in one of those cities. Her life is almost
perfect, but very soon she is going to find out that it was all just
an illusion as her dreams scatter like leaves in the wind and the
only thing left for her to return to will be her hometown. 

 

But
on her way home, an almost fatal car accident on the heavenly highway
turns her life in a drastically new direction. Helen finds herself
crashing down onto the earth’s destructive surface and landing in a
forest world that is completely alien to her with a million and one
questions and very few answers.

 

The
number 1 question being – is it really true what the government told
her and the surviving population that no one ever survived down on
Earth? Well, what if the truth was the complete opposite? What if
there really were survivors?

 

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Stjepan
Varesevac-Cobets was born on 12 September 1965 in Split, Croatia. He
lives and works in Kastel Sucurac, where he finished his elementary
and secondary schooling.

 

 

At
a very young age, he started reading and loved it because, through
books, he traveled to places he could never visit in person. As a
child, he loved fairy tales and adventure but later discovered other
genres. When he found a Jules Verne book in the library, he became
fascinated by science fiction. He has been writing poetry for fifteen
years and has started writing science fiction. Lately, he has also
written children’s fairy tales and fables.

 

 

He
has published, in Croatia, “An Opened Heart” in 2002, “The
Sleepy Way” in 2005, and “Love” in 2006. On Amazon he
has published the poetry collections “The Child of Happiness”
in 2015, science fiction novel “Godeena” in 2015, the
science fiction short story “Butterfly” in 2016, the poetry
collection “When the moon takes over the dream: Love Poetry”
in 2016, and in 2017 the poetry collection “The Flaming Horses:
Collection of poetry”. He also translated his new Sci-Fi novel
“The Dream of the Forest”.

 

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First, she must leave her people, her throne, and her lover, cross a continent, die, and be reborn

Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Love
and Blood
Evening
Bower Book 2
by
Sherry Rentschler
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
 
When
Rhea and Amor-el defeated the vampire horde, they thought they
won.

 

 

When
Rhea birthed Destin, the miracle son, they thought they fulfilled an
ancient prophecy.

 

 

When
the blue roses bloomed, they thought they achieved a long-denied
bliss.

 

 

They
were wrong.

 

 

Now,
the blue roses are dying. A tarot card reading warns of impending
dangers and an impossible future. In this gripping sequel to the
bestselling Time and Blood, a strangely ailing Rhea, a desperate
Amor-el, and a jealous Destin must confront familiar enemies banding
together against Rhea and her bower family. These powerful
adversaries plan to kill the phoenix, her lover, and her son; steal
The Great Book of Forgetting, and end the prophecy.

 

 

When
arson and murder strike too close to friends, they question loyalties
and deny love when they need it most. Blood stains the bower.

 

 

To
protect her family and the prophecy Rhea makes the ultimate
sacrifice. After all, in the battle between love and blood, blood
never lies.

 

 

Her
decision will change the bower – and her – forever.

 

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Time
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Evening
Bower Book 1
 
Historians
in Atlantis inscribed a prophecy in The Great Book of Forgetting
about a pair of phoenix whose union would change the future of all
magical creatures. When the sea swallowed Atlantis and all her
inhabitants, time forgot the people and this prophecy.

 

 

But
one creature survived.

 

 

Rhea
is a scarlet phoenix and the last of her kind. She escaped Atlantis
with The Great Book and for over ten thousand years roamed the earth,
grieved for her lost immortal beloved, and endured nightmares from
her past lives. Today, she hears a familiar voice on the wind luring
her to a new place. Rhea follows and hopes for the impossible.

 

 

She
crossed millennia to find him.

 

 

Jean-Louis
is a 250-year-old vampire in New Orleans. For fifty years, nightmares
plagued him, and a violent wind haunted him whispering in a foreign
tongue. In his dreams, Jean-Louis sees the face of a woman he knows
and aches for but has never met. He feels her approach; however, the
vampire senses a connecting malevolence waits in the shadows.

 

 

He
risks his immortality to keep her.

 

 

An
accident will bring Rhea into Jean-Louis’ arms. The shock will give
new life to the ancient prophecy. But others whisper of the legendary
phoenix and are hunting for Rhea. They must steal The Great Book and
prevent any chance of the prophecy’s fulfillment. If they fail, the
phoenix must die.

 

 

Together
they battle destiny for the future.

 

 

Rhea
will risk everything for love, even death.

 

 

When
time and blood converge, blood must win.

 


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Legacy Award for Excellence


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Gold Medalist (Cover)


2018 Global Ebook
Awards Silver Medalist (Fiction: Fantasy/Contemporary)

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The
Gypsy Thorn
Evening
Bower Prequel
 
She
is chosen.

 

 

When
Atlantis fell into the sea, a single creature survived–a scarlet
phoenix. She escaped with ancient man’s historical record, The
Great Book of Forgetting. This book recorded mankind’s every legend
and prophecy. Only the Archangel of Death understood man’s survival
depended on the fulfillment of one particular prophecy, that of the
scarlet phoenix.

 

 

Rhea
is the scarlet phoenix, transmuted into human form with wings of
fire. She hides The Great Book from those seeking to steal it and
prevent the prophecy. The Archangel befriends and protects her as he
watches her traverse time and mold history. She is the proverbial
rose that blooms in a future garden.

 

 

Jean-Louis
Riviere is an aristocrat who became a vampire during the American
Revolution. He is haunted by an ill wind whispering strange and
incredible possibilities. His family ties will lure those who wish to
destroy the prophecy; however, the Archangel also knows his blood is
all that will save the rose and secure the future

 

 

Drahomira
is a gypsy, a bastard princess, and a vampire. The Archangel of Death
chose her to protect the phoenix because she is an irreverent killer
but loyal to family. She will journey across continents and be the
catalyst that brings Rhea and Jean-Louis together. First, she must
leave her people, her throne, and her lover, cross a continent for
vengeance, die, and be reborn. Only then will she discover that she
is the rose’s legendary thorn in the Evening Bower.

 


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Awards Silver Medalist (Fiction: Fantasy/Alt History)
 

2018 Readers Favorite
Book Awards Honorable Mention (Fiction/Fantasy/General)
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Sherry
Rentschler’s fiction and poetry has appeared online and in print.
She’s a previous Assistant Editor, Amateur Poetry Journal (online),
and a newspaper photojournalist. She lived in Italy, traveling around
Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and
Greenland.

 

Rentschler has three award-winning books of poetry,
a fictional memoir and an award-winning and bestselling paranormal
romance series, The Evening Bower. Her one book of photography, I
Wish You Joy is Rentschler’s only photographic compellation and makes
a lovely coffee table pictorial.
Among Sherry’s numerous
awards include a 2018 Global Ebook Legacy Award, a 2018 Global Ebook
Gold Award, two 2018 Global Ebook Silver awards for Fiction, a 2018
Readers Favorite Honorable Mention for her fantasies The Gypsy Thorn,
and Time and Blood. Plus two 2017 National Indie Excellence Award
Finalists (The Book of Now interior and poetry), 2017 eLit Book
Silver Award for poetry (The Book of Now), a 2017 Indie Press Award
for the cover of her non-fiction poetry, The Book of Now, 2017
Readers’ Favorite 5 Star reviews for Breaking the Glass Slipper, and
The Book of Now.
Among her hobbies are all things vampire,
plus dragon collecting, photographing trees, and dancing with
faeries. She loves old Sherlock Holmes movies, reading urban and
gothic fantasies, fine wine, and consuming rich, dark chocolate.
Rentschler is a retired USAF veteran and currently resides in North
Carolina with her husband, also a retired USAF veteran. They await
the return of the dragons.

 

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As editor-in-chief of Lady Fair magazine, she’s got influence and fame, a social calendar as packed as her closet, and a gorgeous attorney boyfriend…

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Who
Would You Choose?
Love
in the City Book 4
by
J.M. Bronston
Genre:
Contemporary Romance 
 
Marge
Webster has always known what she wanted, and how to accomplish it.
As editor-in-chief of 
Lady
Fair
 magazine,
she’s got influence and fame, a social calendar as packed as her
closet, and a gorgeous attorney boyfriend. Jerry is successful,
loving, and ready to settle down. As for Marge—she just feels
exhausted. Maybe that explains her weak knees and fluttering
heartbeat when she runs into Sam Packard, her high-school
crush.

 

 

Back
then, Sam was the most popular and charismatic guy around. He didn’t
always understand Marge’s dreams, but their connection was
undeniable. Marge isn’t that awestruck girl anymore—but for the
first time in her life, she has no idea which path to follow. Maybe
the answer is to step back, take a doctor-ordered European vacation,
and explore exactly what and who makes her happy. The answers might
surprise everyone—especially Marge…

 

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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.
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Her journey to the lost temple will take her through jungle and mountain, over crocodiles and drug runners, and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander has become a way of life . . .

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Out
of Mind
Maximum
Exposure Book 2
by
Kendall Talbot
Genre:
Romantic Suspense, Adventure
 
A
love frozen in time . . .

 

 

Holly
knew the romantic helicopter ride up to the remote peak of Whisky
Mountain was a bad idea. But she never expected it to snatch her
fiancé from her—or destroy her life. A few fiery seconds turn a
postcard-perfect morning in the Canadian Rockies into a snowy hell,
thirteen thousand feet above sea level. And in the midst of grief and
agony, Holly catches sight of a scene in the ice that will haunt her
until she can return and discover the truth.

 

 

Oliver
Nelson could see the stranger had a mystery inside her. The scars on
her face, the pain in her eyes, the insistence that he teach her
completely alone—no one 
needs to
learn rock climbing, or so he thought. But the more he gets to know
her, the more he admires her drive, her ingenuity, and that little
edge of recklessness. If she can trust him with her story, he’s
ready to follow her wherever her heart takes her. 

 

 

But
nature’s deadly beauty isn’t the only danger waiting for them on
Whisky Mountain. To survive, Oliver and Holly will have to move
fast—and think faster . . .

 

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Maximum
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In
a place where a city can be lost hundreds of years . . . they can
still find each other.

 

 

 

Lily
saw the temple of Agulinta on television: a vast stone structure
swallowed by the Yucatan jungle, rediscovered only now after hundreds
of years. So why did the papers she found after her father’s death
show the same mysterious carvings that puzzled archaeologists at
Agulinta? Her search for answers pulls her to Mexico’s southern
border, where the journey to the lost temple will take her through
jungle and mountain, over waters home to crocodiles and drug runners,
and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander
has become a way of life . . .

 

 

Australian
Carter Logan’s work as a nature photographer has given him the
excuse he needs to roam wherever his restless feet take him. But in
all the time he’s traveled, he’s never been drawn to anyone the
way he is to this determined, cagey young American. Lily’s
perseverance through dirt, sweat, and danger to the heart of the
ancient temple fires through him. But when the two of them are left
alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might
prove the difference between life and death . . . if the secrets of
the past don’t come between them first.

 

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Talbot is the author of the Maximum Exposure series, and many
other action/adventure stories. A thrill seeker, hopeless romantic,
and award-winning author of stories that’ll have your heart
thumping from action-packed suspense, she
lives in Brisbane, Australia with her very own hero and a fluffy
little dog who specializes in hijacking her writing time. Meanwhile,
Kendall’s two sons are off making their own adventures—look out
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Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
The
Shadow City

 

Hunters of
Infinity #2

 

by
Ryan Wieser

 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Space Opera

 

Pub
Date: 10/16/18

 

The
Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but
when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .
Jessop,
the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with
those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has
left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon,
the Hunter who once loved her.
Now,
as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’
territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow
City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts,
testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her
abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the
future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to
protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into
adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .
 
 
The
Glass Blade
Hunters
of Infinity #1
 
The
Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for
years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In
a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the
rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable
sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training
facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the
intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from
the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and 
escaped.
Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy
him.

As
Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs
to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark
secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his
life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a
traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances
will be questioned.

Loyalties
will be betrayed.

Vengeance
will be brutal.

“This
thrilling, action-packed debut ties together a strong characters with
a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next
volume in this new series.” —
Library
Journal
,
STARRED REVIEW, on
The
Glass Blade
 
 
Ryan
Wieser 
completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal
Studies before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental
Psychology. Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple
countries, Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse
cultures. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where
she is writing her next book.
 
 
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Bethany Swafford dazzles with her stunning young adult debut, introducing a strong heroine, the hardships of frontier life, shocking twists, and a slow-burning romance

Monday, November 12th, 2018

 

For fans of A Knight of Silence and Read My Lips comes a YA historical western full of grit and heart…
 

In 1874, Ivy Steele’s deafness is more than a handicap. It’s a disease. Surrounded by a family that doesn’t understand her, she’s learned to cope and find solace where she can. Then, the unexpected happens. Her aunt dies, and her uncle sends her away to rejoin her father’s family in Montana.Left to fend for herself, after the companion hired to escort her abandons her, sixteen-year-old Ivy faces continual hardship and danger. Several men see an unaccompanied Ivy as a flower ripe for the picking, and things only get worse when masked men hold up their stagecoach.

Barely scraping through, Ivy makes it to Montana with her nerves shaken and what little money she has in her boot. Expecting a peaceful if not affectionate welcome, Ivy finds herself in greater hardship than she’s ever known.

Surrounded by a stepfamily that hates her, and flung into a life where hearing is vital, Ivy finds solace in a handsome cowboy named Remy. But things with her new family are not what they seem. And Ivy is about to find out that the danger she faced on the journey west, has followed her to Montana…

Bethany Swafford dazzles with her stunning young adult debut, introducing a strong heroine, the hardships of frontier life, shocking twists, and a slow-burning romance that will leave you wanting more.

Third place winner of the 2018 Rosemary Award

 

 

 
 

 

For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
 
When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.

Top Ten List

Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2018

 

 

  1. Promises and Primroses by Josi S. Kilpack
  2. My Sister’s Intended by Rachel Anderson
  3. The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd
  4. Loving Lieutenant Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden
  5. Murder of Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose
  6. A Dangerous Debut by Wendy May Andrews
  7. Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
  8. Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
  9. A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman
  • Murder at Ochre Court by Alyssa Maxwell

 

 

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Francis opened fire, and I could hear the bullets glancing off the bots’ metallic bodies…

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

 

 

C.A. Gray is the author of the YA Fantasy PIERCING THE VEIL trilogy, as well as the YA Dystopian trilogy, THE LIBERTY BOX. By day, she is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, she writes medical books under her real name.
Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and she also reads an exceptional amount of non-fiction. She is blessed with exceptionally supportive family and friends, and thanks God for them every single day!

 

Synopsis:
Sometimes the person you lie to the most is yourself.
The Silver Six have blown the Renegades’ underground compound to bits, killing several of Rebecca’s best friends in the process—and to her horror, the boy Rebecca had convinced herself she loved for all these years was the one to betray them all. At the same time, General Specs, the company Liam was once slated to inherit, has developed a superintelligent robot called Jaguar which is quickly becoming godlike in her omniscience. As the remaining Renegades flee to their last bastion of safety in the Caribbean, Liam makes his way back to London, in a last ditch effort to convince his father to destroy Jaguar before it’s too late.
Rebecca, meanwhile, finally understands her own heart: she never loved Andy. He was merely a ‘safe’ choice who would never require anything of her. Liam, on the other hand, exasperating as he was, had seen past her defenses. All of his teasing and provoking had been his attempt to get her to be real with him—but the more he made her feel, the further she had retreated. She had even substituted her companion bot Madeline for real, deep human friendships, and for the same reason: she’d been avoiding love to protect herself from another loss like the one she had experienced when her father was killed for the Renegades’ cause. Ironically, she only realizes this once Liam is on his way to a similar fate.  But she’ll be damned if she lets him go without a fight.
This high stakes conclusion to the Uncanny Valley Trilogy envisions a world not too far off from our own, in which superintelligence is a reality, humanoid bots have supplanted human power and influence, and there are eyes watching and reporting our every move. If humanity is to survive, the Renegades will have to galvanize support across the globe, under the radar—and it will require every last bit of ingenuity they possess. But is attempting to outwit a superintelligent being really the answer? Or will it require something much more fundamentally human?
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“He can’t help us!” I shouted to Rick, “He’s unconscious!” 
With one glance back at the hovercraft, Rick tossed the hammer back inside and barked at Francis, “Cover us!” 
“What do you think I’m doing?” Francis yelled back. 
I realized Rick must have sliced open his hand on the jagged glass when he scooped Liam up over one shoulder, leaving trails of blood on his hospital gown. Rick scrambled back to the window, just as the chair in the doorframe slid all the way loose. 
“Closer!” Francis shouted to the hovercraft pilot bot. The hovercraft scraped the ledge now, but it was enough for Rick to leap up to the ledge and haul Liam’s shoulders aboard. I grabbed his legs, held them up, and shoved. 
“Stop!” called the bots in the doorframe. Francis opened fire, and I could hear the bullets glancing off the bots’ metallic bodies. You have to shoot them in the eyes! I thought frantically. The humanoid bots behind us fired bullets out of their wrists. Searing pain shot through my shoulder, just as a strong arm locked around my waist. Francis gave a cry, and just before I collapsed on top of Liam’s limp form, I saw the blossom of blood spreading across the side of Francis’s t-shirt. His face went white, and he let out a gurgle. 
No, I thought, just as Rick shouted at the pilot bot, “Go go go!” Then we rocketed up, leaving my stomach on the ground below.
 

 


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When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?

Friday, November 9th, 2018
Cordial Killing by Vikki Walton
COZY MYSTERY….Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests.
As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have bad blood between them. When Anne finds a threatening note, it’s clear that someone is out for revenge. Then they find a guest dead. At first, the death appears to be natural, but suspicions begin to grow.
When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?
The Character Interview:

Hope, can you share with our readers about yourself?

Certainly. I live above the shop of an herbal apothecary I own in Carolan Springs, Colorado. I’m also a medical doctor.. My mother, Faith, lives with me and I care for her. I’m an only child and I moved back to care for my mother when she started having health issues. I love living in a small town and I love Colorado. I’m in the perfect place for the life I want to live and the work I want to do. I have a new intern, Autumn, so that’s helping me to expand into other areas of interest.

You’ve recently opened a bed-and-breakfast with your friends. Can you tell us about that?

My father, Ralph Rogers, passed away, and I inherited his house. I didn’t know for years that Ralph was my father,  so it surprised me when he left me the home in his will. The house is a huge, old Victorian that probably stood by itself for many years before the other homes went up around it.  Anne, who has become a good friend, and Kandi, another friend, talked about the possibility of opening a bed-and-breakfast in the house. As they live on either side of the house, it works well for them. Anne has written and taught about suburban homesteading while Kandi is a great cook. Plus, I get to do teaching on herbs through workshops we hold there. It’s called the Brandywine Inn as Ralph was a big fan of Brandywine tomatoes. In the summer we open it up primarily for tourists and those who come for the homesteading fair. Then we can hold workshops in the spring and fall.

Tell us about where you live.

I live in the small mountain town of Carolan Springs in Colorado. (Don’t try to find it on a map as it’s only in the author’s imagination). I have to say the weather here in Colorado takes some getting used to. There can be a snowstorm in the morning and by the afternoon, lots of bright sunshine and warm temperatures. The key is to wear layers at any time of the year! I finally learned that after living here for a few years. I’m excited about spring because it’s that shoulder season when it’s normally crisp morning and sunny days. It’s a great time for hiking and seeing all the early wildflowers popping up and sometimes even mushrooms. We’re incorporating hike opportunities for our guests.

Can you tell us a bit more about Carolan Springs and its inhabitants?

It’s a fairly small town—around 3500 people—and just like everywhere else, you have many characters. My shop is along the main street filled with little shops and everyone is usually nice though we have some cranky folks just like any other town. I think Sheriff Carson and Anne should just get on with it and become a couple because they’re both so stubborn that they’d be a perfect match. But don’t tell them I said anything. Problem is they’ll probably end up with others. Oh well, what can you do? I’m sure you’ll find out more about the town’s residents in future stories.

You mentioned the author, what can you tell us about her?

Well, she was born in Chicago but spent most of her life in Texas—around the San Antonio area. But just like me, she loves Colorado’s mountains. She grows and uses herbs and making her own tinctures, tonics, and salves. She loves the basic edible herbs like basil, cilantro, dill, and others. A few of her favorite medicinal herbs are astragalus and osha for tinctures along with comfrey she uses in salves. In addition to writing mysteries, she’s also written nonfiction books. She loves everything about being a suburban homesteader or what some call backyard farming. She’s a certified permaculture designer, has chickens and beehives and gardens of various types.

Hope, can you tell us what’s next for the series?

We’ve all been talking about getting beehives for the property, so we can offer honey to our guests. Having bees on the property will also help with all the gardens we want to install. I wouldn’t be surprised to see one of those being a part of the next book in the series.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I can’t think of anything. Though my mother (Faith) says she has a bad feeling about our opening weekend at the bed-and-breakfast. She has second-sight so that’s a bit disconcerting that she says she has a bad feeling. But I’m sure it’s nothing. I hope.

About the author

Vikki’s first words were “I get it!” This attitude became her life-long mantra to always go after what she wants. It also helped her realize her desire to help others get what they really want out of life.

After spending years as a registered interior designer, Vikki began to write. While writing for periodicals, Vikki found herself on assignment interviewing publishers in Colorado Springs. It wasn’t long before the natural beauty of Colorado captured her heart.

After moving to Colorado, Vikki  worked with nonprofits. However, she soon realized she needed more autonomy in her work.

Vikki started her own business as a nonprofit consultant and grant writer. She has helped nonprofits across the U.S. to receive millions of dollars for  their work. Yet, she realized doing one thing wouldn’t satisfy her for long.

Vikki became a Work Quilter™ combining her many passions to create multiple income streams. She started speaking and teaching adults on myriad and diverse topics around her knowledge, skills and passions.   She’s taught and spoken on Creative Writing, Design for Heart and Home, Fundraising Fundamentals , Suburban Homesteading, Permaculture, How to Get What You Really Want, and of course, Work Quilting. Two words that continually appear on instructor and speaker feedback forms are “engaging” and “knowledgeable.”

Born in Chicago, Vikki lived outside of Paris for a few years as a small child. That may account for her love of travel. She moved to Wichita with her parents before going on to live most of her life around the San Antonio, Texas area. She is the founder of #girlswantago and you can connect through Facebook or www.girlswantago.com 

Vikki is also an experienced, professional  global house and pet sitter.  

Vikki’s favorite genre is mystery so it wasn’t long before she had begun her first cozy mystery series.  Incorporating her love of suburban homesteading, or as some call it, backyard farming, Vikki’s first book is Chicken Culprit.

You’ll most often find Vikki out hiking with her dog, outside gardening, traveling abroad, house or pet sitting, or writing her next book.

Vikki, tell us where you were born

I was born in Chicago, IL but spent most of my life in San Antonio, Texas.

What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Sitting down and writing. I love thinking up the story or planning out a book, but you have to sit down day and day and spill your created worlds onto the page. I’ve never had writers block but I have writers procrastination.

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

I would have to say other authors. They drew me into their imagination and opened up worlds for me. The most important way to learn writing is to read, read, read.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?


I love cozy mysteries and I’m a suburban homesteader. That means, even though I live in a typical home with a front and back yard, my backyard is a conglomerate of various gardens and I have chickens and beehives. My front yard is based on permaculture—I’m a certified permaculture designer and is pollinator-friendly. I also preserve food through canning, make herbal preparations and many other things that harken back to simpler times. Thus, I decided that my mysteries would center around giving a glimpse into each of these areas. The books are under my backyard farming series. You don’t have to be involved in homesteading to enjoy the stories, but you may learn a thing or two you hadn’t known before.

What is the name of your new book?

Cordial Killing

Tell us more about it.

Cordial Killing is a classic who-dun-it with a twist. The theme for this book is herbs and herbal preparations.

What genre does your book fall under?


Small town cozy mystery with an amateur sleuth.

What other books would you compare it to?

The China Bayles Herbal Mystery Series, series around bed and breakfasts, gardening series. For the backyard farming piece, the Brie Hooker Mysteries by Linda Lovely, Wendy Tyson’s Greenhouse Mysteries and the Dewberry Farm Mystery series by Karen MacInerney. For the Colorado setting, Diana Mott Davidson’s books.

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

First I hope that the book’s help the reader to escape from everyday life just for a bit and to be entertained. I also want to share a little bit of insight on modern homesteading and how fun it is to feel a bit self-sufficient or to learn something that you may not have known.

Where can we find your book?

https://amzn.to/2EO6tvN

For your kitchen:

Marie’s Elderberry Cordial Recipe

Items Needed

  • Quart canning jar with lid
  • Funnel (large mouth)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Label or masking tape
  • Sharpie
  • Cheesecloth (optional)
  • Strainer (optional)
  • Decorative Bottle (optional)
Ingredients Amounts needed Comments
Elderberries 1.25 cup dried or 2 cups fresh For fresh, remove from stems.
Brandy 3 cups Can also use other alcohol but brandy is most commonly used.
Honey ¼ to ½ cup (or to taste) Vegans or those who don’t have access to good local raw honey can substitute maple syrup. Acquiring local honey will provide your cordial with its own unique flavor.
Optional
Cinnamon stick One Flavor along with Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory properties
Rosehips ¼ cup Extra Vitamin C
Ginger 1-2 tbsp grated fresh ginger Flavor along with Antioxidants

Instructions

  • Place elderberries (and any optional ingredients, if using) into quart jar.
  • Cover with brandy.
  • Add honey.
  • Stir with wooden spoon or put lid on and shake.
  • Place in dark, cool space (usually a cabinet will do) for three to four weeks.
  • If desired, strain with cheesecloth and using a strainer, put into a decorative bottle.
  • Or you can leave ingredients in jar.
  • In winter take 1-2 tbsp daily for immune-boosting. If ill, take 3-4 tbsp (basically a shot glass) a few times a day until symptoms improve. This cordial can also be used as a base for poor-tasting tinctures such as osha.
  • Can last for a year with fresh berries and longer if made with dried berries—if you have it that long!

Notes

Elderberry is a wonderful plant to have in your yard or on your property. It has many medicinal benefits and uses. The elderberry plant most commonly associated with immune-boosting and flu-fighting properties is the dark berry plant (Elderberry Sambucus Nigra). Elder flower is also used in elixirs, teas and food.  Elder was the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year in 2013. It’s usually harvested in September.

This Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

 

 

Cordial Killing (A Backyard Farming Mystery Series—Book Two) www.vikkiwalton.com