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However, Mother Nature will always have the last word and she isn’t done yet

Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Day
After Disaster
The
Changing Earth Series Book 1
by
Sara F. Hathaway
Genre:
Dystopian
 
How
fragile everything had been. People walked through life everyday
taking it all for granted, their cars, their cell phones, their
lattes, their dramatic social issues and their medical problems.
She
started her day at her home in the mountains just like any other.
There was nothing unusual about making the familiar drive down to
Sacramento to go to work. Then in a flash Mother Nature decided it
was time to create a new landscape. Follow the journey of a dynamic
young woman, mother and wife, Erika, as she is thrust into a world
turned upside down by a series of natural disasters. Alone in a
mutilated city, she must navigate the path home, back to her family.
Not knowing if they are alive or dead, Erika calls upon all of her
survival instincts to traverse this broken environment. Will she make
it home? Will her family still be alive? What will Mother Nature dish
out next?
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Without
Land
The
Changing Earth Series Book 2
 
I
thought I was entering a brave new world of freedom but I walked
right into the arms of soldiers I thought were there to protect me…
They told us we were going to live at this ‘happy’ camp where we
would be cared for until the country was stabilized.”
Erika
thought America would let freedom reign forever but nine years after
the Great Quake the reaction by the American Government was quite
different. The Day after Disaster brought hardships to the world. The
American citizens fought valiantly to bring back some sense of
normalcy in a world that was shaken to bits. Many people were left
landless and those still in possession of land had many obligation to
fulfill for the citizens left fighting for their lives. Erika and her
family are just another group left landless and forced to find their
way in this new government construct. They are caught between a
yearning for the freedoms they used to take for granted and a will to
fit in and excel in this new landscape. However, Mother Nature will
always have the last word and she isn’t done yet.
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The
Walls of Freedom
The
Changing Earth Series Book 3
 
“I
just hope I…Have the spirit to go on fighting. Have the power to
take on forces that are so much bigger than me.”

On the run, Erika, her
husband, Vince, and their children flee the government forces in
search of a new life. The Great Quake ten years ago left the United
States devastated. FEMA camps sprouted up in Regional Districts to
control the chaos and separate the landowners from the refugees.
Erika and her family spent nine years as refugees in the camp before
they found out that Vince’s parents were still alive and they were
searching for them. The Las Vegas FEMA Director, realizing his
mistake, attempted to have the family eliminated to save his career.
Vince and Erika take their family’s future into their own hands and
flee the camp in a cross country action packed adventure. Will they
find Vince’s parents? Will society accept them again? Can they accept
this new government system?
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Battle
For the South
The
Changing Earth Series Book 4
 
I’ve
come to realize that staying true to your values and loyal to the
people you love can make you into a legend…We must fight the hatred
and fear that is crippling the spirit of our country.”
Unsure of the loyalty
of her mentor, Erika and Vince take drastic measures to ensure the
safety of their loved ones. After trying to merge back into an
American society severely altered by the repercussions of the first
Great Quake ten years before, Erika and Vince are unsure whom to
trust. Time has spread the people they love out across the country
and another Great Quake is imminent. One thing is for sure: they will
not let their loved ones be annihilated by disaster. As the Federal
Government takes steps to eliminate any signs of resistance among its
citizens, Erika and Vince seek refuge in the free south where they
can find help to rescue their friends and family from the Las Vegas
FEMA camp. Can they make it in time? Are their loved ones still
alive? Who is loyal to a freedom that was once provided under the
Constitution?
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Dark Days in Denver
The Changing Earth
Series Book 5
 “I wanted to give
up so many times. Take my family and find a hole to crawl into, but I
believe in a country that once stood for something beautiful. A
supreme message that gave all its citizens equal rights to exist.”
As the Earth continues
to unleash a series of natural disasters at the surviving
inhabitants, Erika finds herself hiding from the federal forces
aiming to eliminate her. Rapidly trying to adjust to new
circumstances, the refugees from the Earth’s fury spread out into
new geographic regions, searching for someplace safe to live. The
Federal Government’s grip on its lands tightens, as food becomes
scarce and overpopulation intensifies. Fighting for control of the
West, the world is turned upside down as the unthinkable happens to
the planet and Erika’s family. Is this the end of life as they know
it? Who will survive to continue the fight for the freedom of the
American people?
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Author
Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for
learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting,
gardening, canning, and horseback- riding with her family. She loved
to learn about the stories of times past from her great-grandparents
and grandparents. After moving to the rural mountain landscape of
California, she attended the California State University of
Sacramento and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in General
Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working
on the manuscript for her first novel, Day After Disaster.
Eventually, she realized that her passion for the outdoors and
learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the
business world. Sara still lives in Northern California with her
husband and two sons, where she is at work on the next installment of
The Changing Earth series.
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Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Dolor
and Shadow
The
Seidr Cycle Book 1
by
Angela B. Chrysler
Genre:
High Epic Fantasy
 
A
great power has awakened within Princess Kallan.
To
keep the princess hidden, she is taken to Alfheim; her abilities
suppressed and her memory erased.
Years
later, Kallan inherits her father’s war, and vows revenge on the
one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But soon, a
twist of fate puts Kallan in protection of the man she has sworn to
kill, and Rune in possession of powers he does not understand.
Lost
in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make
their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the
Shadow that hunts them both.
 
Praise
for Dolor and Shadow:
“…a
sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.”
 
Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
“Angela
B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with
‘Dolor and Shadow’”
 – Jay Norry, Amazon
Review
“This
is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless”
 
Timothy Bateson, Amazon Review
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Fire
and Lies
The
Seidr Cycle Book 2
 
War
rips across the land of Alfheim.
As
the Fae gods draw near, Queen Kallan’s strength is tested.
She
follows King Rune, but the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body is
writhing in hunger. Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen – the
legendary Berserk – is determined to end the conflict in her life.
As
the three come together, the truth buried in the past resurfaces.
Now, Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall
to the Fae, who will stop at nothing to keep their lies.
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Angela B. Chrysler
is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies
theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval
European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual
sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
In 2014, Ms.
Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to
Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat
lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing
beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style
to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her
addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her
hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother
her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she
eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams.
Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and
Frankenstein.
Angela also loves
writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga,
meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime,
and smiling.
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Ela doesn’t want the job. though, sometimes, you don’t have a choice…

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Heartwood
by
Nance Newman
Genre:
Fantasy, Magical Realism
 
In
the Adirondack Mountains the forests are dying by the hand of a demon
whose only purpose is the destruction of the natural world.

 

Within
the high peaks of the Adirondacks a magical edifice, Heartwood,
appears yet remains hidden from the world. Inhabited by the
descendants of an ancient race who have been protecting the natural
world since the beginning of their existence, they will wait for the
next true Xylem who is the only one powerful enough to fight the
demon.

 

The
battle will soon begin.

 

Heartwood
weaves legend into reality as the world’s ecosystem is threatened
by supernatural demons. Elathea is a typical teenager whose parents
can no longer keep the family secret from her—that she is a
descendant of an ancient race of women whose legend says only one
progeny every hundred years or more will have the powers needed to
face nature’s magical enemies. As her powers begin to emerge, they
can no longer deny her destiny. They send her to Heartwood to learn
about who she is and what she must do. Only Ela doesn’t want the
job.

 

Sometimes,
you don’t have a choice.

 

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I
live in upstate New York with my two dogs; a 17 year old Min Pin
(Zeus) and a female dog I recently rescued from the Puerto Rico
hurricanes (I have been learning Spanish and she is learning
English!). Her name is Ela and she is a joy.

 

I
have been writing in some form or other since high school when I
bought my first guitar (a 12 string for $50 from one of those
magazines my mother used to receive in the mail) and began writing
songs. In college, I started my first novel that I hope to go back to
and finish someday.

 

I
currently work for a school district in transportation as a router
and dispatcher where I use software to solve the puzzle of getting
5600 students to many different schools, but my goal is to become a
full time writer of novels and music. I try to fit writing in with my
full time job and hobbies that include biking, gardening, hiking,
kayaking and watching movies (lots of them and all kinds)

 

I
continue to write songs and perform with Dooley(my music partner) We
have a CD of original songs and it is available for your enjoyment.
Visit me at nancenewman.com to check it out.

 

I
am really excited to share my work with you, and some days you might
see me driving a big yellow school
bus.

 

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She must become the weapon that will take the Mafia down once and for all

Friday, October 20th, 2017
“Cindy M. Hogan is a bestselling author of young adult suspense and action and adventure novels that always have a dash of clean romance. After her first series, The Watched Series, skyrocketed her to number one, she hasn’t let up and now has over 20 novels to her name.
She’s always on the move and never sits down to write, instead she walks
and talks into a recorder and lets her computer transcribe her words. If she
isn’t writing or editing, she’s teaching, gardening or doing crafts. You’ll always find her listening to an audiobook while working in her park-like yard, cooking or baking something delicious. She dreams to someday have a German
style bakery with a cute to-go window for Gelato.
Cindy loves to create and her most prized creation is her two amazing daughters, and she secretly wishes they were teenagers again. She loves to be home, but her husband is a die-hard traveler and takes her family around the world. During her travels, she finds an endless supply of story ideas, characters and settings, walking away with either a suntan or jetlag.
Her contagious laughter is the cure to almost anything. To read a novel of hers is to see a piece of Cindy, as she puts her all into every novel she writes.
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The Mafia has a stranglehold on
everything Kate loves, and Kate is determined to end it. First they claimed her father, then destroyed her mother. The guy Kate cares for most is as much a prisoner as the family who raised her. And now, after all she’s lost, the Mafia wants to recruit her. But Kate has had enough. As long as the Mafia exists, she and her loved ones will live and die in fear, cowering under a dark,
all-encompassing power. That leaves Kate with little choice. With the help of
her Mafia-boss grandmother and a desperate wish for freedom, Kate must risk everyone she loves—and everything she is—to become the weapon that will take the Mafia down once and for all. If you like thought provoking, action-filled novels, you will love the latest action/adventure hit Kate Empowered by Cindy M. Hogan. Buy Kate Empowered to continue the addicting Code of Silence Series and
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Snippet:
Kate continued to look at herself in the mirror, shifting uncomfortably
as the two women talked. The whole situation reminded her too much of training
with Veronica for Marconi’s club. Kate had been terrible at it, at least in the
beginning, though she had started catching on near the end. There wouldn’t be
time to acclimate this time. She’d be expected to perform right from the
get-go. A single mistake would get her killed and then what good was everything
she’d done? She would expose the whole family and get a lot of other people
killed too. She’d been a fool to think she could do this. Some people were made
to be heroic, like her grandma, Bruno, Pascal, Abramo, and Mario—but not her.
But she couldn’t totally give up. She had to see justice done. Maybe there was
a way she could help behind the scenes. Help someone else be the hero.
 
 
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Nikki Broadwell, Interview of the author of Gypsy’s Quest

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Nikki, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

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I wanted to wirte a book about my father’s experiences in prison camp during WW2, since I had his journals. Around the same time I attended a writing class. From then on I was hooked!

awesome. What makes you passionate about writing?

I’m not sure I can answer that. I guess it’s a way of expressing and researching issues and parts of life that I’m interested in. I certainly never expected to be obsessed (more…)