Posts Tagged ‘courage’

Vanishing Act, a drama or suspense?

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

In a journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge. 
 

A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds.

When Ben reappears in Kate’s life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she’s tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate’s help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.
Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.
                    

Erica Kiefer’s debut novel Lingering Echoes was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November 2013. She continued the series with Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel) and her newest release Vanishing Act. All of her books can be read as stand-alone contemporary YA fiction, touched with romance, emotional drama and suspense. With a degree in Recreation Therapy from Brigham Young University, Erica’s experiences working with at-risk youth have influenced the realistic and relatable nature of her writing. Her first inspirational non-fiction entitled Borrowed Angel (published in April 2014 with Currawong Press) describes the loss of her infant son and her journey towards healing.

Married since 2005, Erica resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her four children and can often be found satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies and a glass of milk. One day, she hopes to dust off her collegiate rugby skills and dive back into the game.

Facts about the Author

1.      Readers would be surprised to know that I played college rugby at Brigham Young University. 

2.      I have always wanted to take horse riding lessons and gallop away into the sunset… Ok, maybe not quite that
poeticly, but I wish I had the skills to jump on a horse and take off! 

Connect with the Author:

         
Top Ten List:
1. I have lived in five countries including the United States, Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand, and Indonesia. 
2. My mother is from Thailand and my dad from the US.
3. Sadly, I am not bilingual.
4. My husband thought I was Hawaiian when we first met, which is one reason he was interested in me. He figured Thailand was a close 2nd! 😉
5. I am horribly, embarrassingly ticklish on my neck, a fact my family has abused since childhood.
6. Soda and candy do not tempt me, but baked goods like chocolate chip cookies do!
7. Waffles and crepes with berries and cream will win me over any day. I chose a fancy, scrumptious waffle over a birthday cake this year. Yum!
8. 2nd grade was the year I decided to be an author some day.
9. Ten years of marriage has given me four beautiful, crazy children ages 4, 3, 10 months, and one son in heaven. 
10. My husband says right before I crash at night, I get silly hyper for five minutes and then I’m out! 
 

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The Thriller Book Killer; Murder: the ultimate publicity stunt

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Shirley, tell us where you were born

I was born February 7, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when I was only twelve-years-old. Though quite the culture shock, becoming a barrel racing cowgirl during my teenage years helped me to adapt to the western lifestyle. Utah is my home. I love the people and the mountains. By the way, I was die-hard Steelers football fan up until this year when I learned they signed Michael Vick as the backup quarterback to Big Ben. I’m an animal lover. All of my kids have paws and I’ve adopted them from “kill” shelters. I am so passionate about animals, I simply couldn’t support an organization that rallies around a convicted felon who tortured, maimed, and brutally killed dogs … for entertainment, no less.
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How cool is that… What is the most difficult thing about being an author? 

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The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark a review

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clark book 2 ***** stars

I was asked to do a review for The Alliance of Isian and I wondered if I would like it. I was hooked from the first chapter and love it. I enjoyed the plot, the characters and the romance. It has so many good things going that I went Ahhh when I finished it. I enjoyed it better than the first book in the series, which is good. You will find secrets, magic, love, courage, betrayals and death in this volume. All are orchestrated to give you a well-balanced story with great components.

Alec and Gabrielle marry to give their kingdoms the power they need against a ruthless enemy that will stop at nothing to take away the throne from his brother. Alec’s kingdom is quite different from Gabrielle’s land, so they have to put their differences aside to be an example to each other’s realm. They have to work together or all will be lost in the eminent war at their doorstep.

Sometimes their differences form an abysm between them and between their troops. Alec doesn’t understand magic and prohibits Gabrielle from using it. She feels that instead of learning from each other, her culture is being lost under his culture. Will she ever be able to trust the man who sleeps with her, and that once was her enemy, and that now wants her to take her new kingdom’s culture and forget her own?

This is a great book and a great story.

Braving the Blaze by Cindy Christiansen

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

What a delightful story full of courage, friendship, and romance that kept glued to the pages. It is a well-rounded, clean, fun and informative tale all in one.

Ginger is a beautiful woman with her whole life ahead of her. Her only problems are phobias. She has a few phobias; the worst is that she is scared to death of fire. And event with fire four years earlier changed her life, and destroyed her family. Now she decides to confront her fears and joins in fighting a huge dangerous fire. (more…)