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Sometimes, we reach the end of a story and realize there is more to be told…

Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Never Forgotten
The Never Forgotten Series Book 1
by Kelly Risser
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Date: June 29, 2014
In this coming of age story, Meara Quinn is about to find out there are worse things than moving to a tiny oceanside town before her senior year. Like discovering there’s a secret being kept from her and knowing it’s a life-changer.
After experiencing vivid visions of her absentee father, Meara decides she deserves answers. With the help of her new friend Evan, a guy she happens to be falling for, she embarks on a journey in the hopes of unlocking family history and finding her true self. But when she meets a handsome stranger at a local club who knows far more about her than he should, her world is again shaken. In him, Meara may have uncovered the key to the very secret that will reveal not only who she is… but what she is.
The Never Forgotten series starts as a light paranormal romance with an Irish/Scottish folklore twist and grows into an underwater urban fantasy where love, loyalty and friendship face the ultimate test. If you like mermaids, sirens, and other water fae you may not have met before, this series is for you.
 
With over 300 five-star ratings on Goodreads, the Never Forgotten series is a Best Book Award-finalist young adult paranormal romance series that will appeal to fans of House of Royale by Jaymin Eve, Sirangel by Lucia Ashta, and Born of Water by A.L. Knorr.
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Current Impressions
The Never Forgotten Series Book 2
Publication Date: July 16, 2014
Current Impressions is a Readers Favorite award winner and the second novel in the best-selling Never Forgotten series by Kelly Risser.
After an emotionally draining year, Meara Quinn is not the same carefree and innocent girl. Her mom is gone. Graduation is over. Taking a leap of faith and temporarily separating from her one love—Evan—Meara joins her father’s world on a journey to learn more about who she is.
Too bad life is not all starfish and seashells. Meara gains magical abilities, but she’s forced to undergo intense training so she knows what to do with them. Her father chooses her aunt and Kieran as her trainers. And Kieran—a powerful male who’s not from their clan—has the unnerving ability to infuriate and intrigue Meara at the same time.
While Meara begins her new life, Evan endures with her memory and the knowledge that he will see her in July when his internship begins. Although excited about gaining real world experience, it’s the thought of seeing Meara that really drives him. Unfortunately, Evan finds it hard to focus on anything when he’s suffering from vivid nightmares and screaming headaches.
When Meara and Evan reunite, everything seems to fall back into place. The summer appears to be perfect. Then two of her father’s guards are found dead, and foul play is suspected. The façade melts away. Someone is targeting them, and Meara must discover who it is and why. She turns to Evan to help her, but when he gives her the hot and cold treatment, she’s left feeling alone and confused.
As the puzzle pieces move into place, will Meara be able to solve the mystery in time to save her clan and her relationship?
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Always Remembered
The Never Forgotten Series Book 3
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Always Remembered is the third novel in the best-selling Never Forgotten series by Kelly Risser.
One clue… what does it mean?
Ken, the leader of the Blue Men of the Minch, has kidnapped Evan. Before they left, Evan was able to leave a package for Meara—her grandfather’s necklace wrapped in a cloth napkin with one word written in blood. Azuria. Unfortunately, Meara doesn’t understand it and neither does her dad or Kieran.
When Dad and Aunt Brigid attempt to rescue Evan, Meara and Kieran begin to train the clan on how to fight and defend their home. A war is brewing, and Meara is determined their people must prepare for the battle. The training sessions are long and arduous, but the Selkies work hard to learn.
Meanwhile, Evan wakes and finds himself in Belle Tresor, the home of sirens. He’s bound to his blue form, unable to transform to human, and Ken has plans to use Evan’s powers to destroy the Selkies. Thankfully, he’s not alone. He befriends a siren named Deanna and several Blue Men. Can he trust them to help him escape or do they have ulterior motives?
As both sides prepare for an ultimate confrontation, the stakes are high and friendships are tested. Some will rise to be victorious. Some will be destroyed. But love and loyalty will be always remembered in this exciting conclusion to the Never Forgotten series.
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Sea of Memories
A Novella Collection in the Never Forgotten Series
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Sometimes, we reach the end of a story and realize there is more to be told. This is the case with Sea of Memories, a collection of novellas set in the world of Never Forgotten. Fans of this series will not be disappointed!
Travel with Meara and Kieran to North America where they visit her grandparents and his family. Along the way, stop at Mirage, the dance club where the couple first met, and see the encounter from Kieran’s point of view.
Struck in the Club – On the orders of his father, Kieran travels to Nova Scotia to spy on David’s daughter. After an encounter in a dance club, he may have found more than he bargained for.
Journey to the past and meet Kieran’s mom, Sera. Learn why she is no longer part of their lives.
What Will Be – Sera is a Selkie who enjoys her family and her daily routine of solitude. While out on one of her morning swims, she finds an injured man floating in the ocean. Unable to see anyone suffer, she rescues him, even after the warnings she received as a child about the evilness of human males. He may be safe now, but is she?
Go back to where it all started and discover along with Meara how her parents met and fell in love.
A Rock and A Hard Place – Visiting his maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia, David is determined to find out who murdered his parents and why. He doesn’t expect the evidence to take him to a small fishing village called Peggy’s Cove. He certainly doesn’t expect to find love there, especially when it comes in the form of a spunky little brunette… and a human one at that.
Finally, join Meara, Ula, and other friends old and new to remember the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future.
Something Blue – Ula’s been invited to a banquet at Ronac in her niece’s honor. Because it will be Meara’s first Christmas without her mom, Ula convinces her boyfriend, Vesh, and others that they need to throw a surprise holiday celebration. Selkies don’t celebrate Christmas and neither do the Blue Men of the Minch. It will be a holiday full of surprises for all.
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Kelly Risser knew at a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up. Unfortunately, Fairytale Princess was not a lucrative career. Leaving the castle and wand behind, she entered the world of creative business writing where she worked in advertising, marketing, and training at various companies.
She’s often found lamenting, “It’s hard to write when there’s so many good books to read!” So, when she’s not immersed in the middle of someone else’s fantasy world, she’s busy creating one of her own. This world is introduced in her first novel, Never Forgotten.
Kelly lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. They share their home with Clyde the Whoodle and a school of fish.
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**5
year Anniversary Celebration!!**
 
Five
years ago, Kelly realized her dream of becoming a published author
with Never Forgotten. She never imagined that first book would lead
to three more and a complete series. She will be forever grateful to
Clean Teen Publishing for taking a chance on an unknown writer, to
her readers for loving Meara, Evan, Kieran and the full cast of
characters that are so dear to her heart, and to the book community
for supporting and promoting her work.
As
a thank you, Kelly wants to give something back and share her
happiness with all of you. Purchase any book in the series (with the
exception of the free e-book of Never Forgotten), complete the online
form with your uploaded proof of purchase, and receive a signed
paperback (first 50 submissions; U.S. only) or a limited edition swag
pack (next 200 submissions, open internationally).
 

 

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If you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will grip your imagination and not let go

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Ragnarok
Worlds
Collide Book 1
by
Michael Smorenburg
Genre:
Fantasy, Romantic Suspense
 
A
secret NASA experiment gone wrong, the chaos that erupts, and one
reporter seeking the truth who chases leads where she shouldn’t.

 

 

On
a flight from Paris to Los Angeles Tegan Mulholland is intrigued &
charmed by Pete, the mysterious stranger sitting beside her. But when
their plane almost falls from the sky and other jets in her vicinity
wink from the radar, the official explanations that follow reek to
Tegan’s retired investigative journalist mind of cover up.

 

 

What
is not declared:

 

A
secret NASA experiment has warped a column of time instead of space,
plucking with it the planes out of our era, and a band of Norse
warriors from the Vinland colony millennia ago into our epoch.

 

Rowing
eastward and back to Iceland, the contrail of Tegan’s plane appearing
after the strange aurora and moving westward high above, the Norsemen
conclude are Odin’s order to return to Vinland and unknowingly toward
the modern day Canadian coast, where, just days–yet a thousand years
before–the 
skraeling Indians
had driven them out.

 

 

As
news reports flood Tegan’s living room of bloodshed and massacre,
speculating about which gang of roughly dressed bearded marauders are
responsible for mass-murder around the quiet Canadian coast, Tegan
develops a hunch that there is more to the story than it seems. She
quits her Hollywood Exec job and embarks on an odyssey that leads
inexorably ever closer toward the Norsemen’s hidden lair.

 

 

Only
Pete, the Lockheed consultant she had steadily fallen in love with
during the harrowing flight and since, has any hope of saving
her.

 

 

If
you enjoy intrigue, conspiracy and romantic suspense, Ragnarok will
grip your imagination and not let go.

 

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Michael
Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An
entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to
California where he founded a business consultancy and online media
and marketing engine in the burgeoning internet. In 2003 he returned
to South Africa where he launched a security company. In 2015 he
divested of the business to write full time. Michael’s greatest love
is the ocean, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science,
understanding the cosmos and sharing all he learns.

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ANWA Conference Report on Linda Mullineaux’s class by Author Betsy Love: http://ning.it/AvQuXZ

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Today we have Betsy love as our guest. Welcome to my blog…

The Critical Skill of Self Editing-Focusing on what agents and editors really care about.

Even though I’m published, I have so much to learn, and attending Linda’s class was informative and fun. Here is what her class was all about:

First of all, Linda says, “Take time writing your book; make it as perfect as you can.” She says it’s important to know your target audience, know your word count, and know what your publisher/agent accepts. (more…)

THE skinny ON BOOK LAUNCH PARTIES!!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Today we have a post by  author Jan Fischer Wade from her blog http://ning.it/nDFzUI August 23, 2011

Okay, first, sorry I haven’t posted in awhile – I was on a much needed vacation!  So I am back with my next topic – Book Launch Parties!!!

1) First, decide how BIG you want it.  A small gathering of close friends?  A big ‘ol party?  (I’d go for both!)

2) Once you have decided that, move on to WHERE to have it! Of course, a bookstore is an obvious place. But if you want something different, think about places where you don’t have to pay rent for.  Or, is there a place that fits the theme or genre of your book?  This could also help create a theme for your party… Here are some ideas: (more…)

Publishing Cycles & Sending Review Copies by Jim Cox The Midwest Book Review

Monday, April 25th, 2011

What’s the best way to view the industry publishing cycles now, Spring or Fall?

This is a very important question, one that goes right to the heart of the problem facing the small press or self-published author when competing for attention with the New York “corporate conglomerates”, (more…)

Anne Bradshaw Author of “True Miracles” (interview)

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Hello Anne Bradshaw is a pleasure to have you with us today. Tell us what is your current book and how would you describe it?

“True Miracles with Genealogy~Help from Beyond the Veil.” Compiling it was an amazing experience. “True Miracles” is a collection of inspiring research stories, spiritual moments as help comes from beyond the veil. It is unique, comforting, and powerful.

How and when did you gather stories for this book?

I put out requests for stories on many social websites, including Facebook. Genealogists from all over the USA and from other countries responded. It amazed me to read of the many different ways researchers received the help they needed. As someone says in the book, “Heaven is only a whisper away.” (more…)