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Grab her. She must be a spy. Or a traitor. Either is punishable by death

Friday, February 8th, 2019
An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head to pass tedious hours while sick, waiting in a doctor’s office, listening to a teacher drone on about something she already knew, or enduring the long, stuffy family car rides. The author lived her stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. 

As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Telltale Publishing 2018), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018), Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories. 

 

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There are so many possibilities that affect the course of history. One change, one small item overlooked, can make a world of difference, not only in a person’s life, but in the history and well-being of an entire nation. And then there are those multiple scenarios of what if? What if King James VI of Scotland didn’t succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England? Would Scotland have remained free and independent and a nation of its own well into the twenty-first century? And would Scotland, this independent version, make its own decision to join the European Union when its southern neighbor was choosing to pull away? And, what if there was another heir to the Scottish throne?
In Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads Publisher), author Emily-Jane Hills Orford presents another plausible timeline, one that incorporates both historical fact and fiction with the endless possibilities of time travel. 

 

Snippet:
“What?” the regent bellowed. “Not another Mary, and a Stuart at that. We cannot be related.
Are we?” He winced in the dim light and bent forward to take a closer look.
“You have her look about you. It is uncanny. You could almost pass for her. And
that brooch. Where did you get that brooch?”
“I do not know, sir.” Mary Elizabeth took her time to choose her words carefully. She wasn’t sure how to answer about the brooch, so she steered clear of that comment, saying instead, “Are not all Stuarts somehow related?”
It was not the right thing to say. James Stuart, Regent of Scotland, was not amused. “Grab her. She must be a spy. Or a traitor. Either is punishable by death.” He pointed accusing fingers at the others. “The rest of you stay here. I will deal
with this troublemaker.”

 

 

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Find out why readers are calling Such a Secret Place “totally original!”

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

 

Cortney Pearson is a mother, a musician, and a lover of all things pink and sparkly.
She is the author of Phobic, about doors that shouldn’t be opened, and the Stolen Tears series, about an enchanted vial of tears and the girl chosen to wield them. 
 
Cortney lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town. She loves chocolate, romantic books, and classical music, and believes anything can be made better with a book tucked away for those just-in-case times.
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She is
their protector.

 


In an emotionless world, tears are a precious commodity, valued for their magic
and sold on the black market. When Ambry stumbles across a vial of these
enchanted tears, she finds herself the target of not only the tyrannical
Arcaian army, who is stealing her people’s magic left and right, but of
handsome, battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who seeks the tears for his own
personal vengeance.
Ambry soon realizes the reason for their interference: these tears are the most
powerful ever shed. They are the key to saving her people and rescuing her brother and others who’ve been taken by the Arcaians.With the Arcaian army
threatening her every move, and Talon attempting to take the tears from her, Ambry must keep the tears safe at all costs. Her people need them. Her brother needs them. She needs them.
And they need her.

With bold twists, a riveting world of magic-powered technology, and a
slow-sizzle romance, find out why readers are calling Such a Secret Place
“totally original!”

 

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Snippets:
The
jar illuminates her face with its pale hue, bouncing blue light into the gleam
in her eyes. From across the room, the glow also points out another pair of
eyes, and I know Gwynn and I aren’t the only ones admiring the jar filled with
glistening, blue-tinted tears.
“Can
you at least tell me what our immediate plans are?” I ask. We’ve been heading
toward the tears, but that can’t be all there is to this whacked-out journey
we’re on.
“That’s
in your hands, actually,” he says, sliding me a husky look.
“Mine?
Why?”
The
tears pang at my back, reminding me of their direction. Right. I’m leading him
to them.
Talon
sighs and frowns into the heat of the fire. “There’s also someone I need to
find. I want to know who shed those tears, and I think he has a way of
determining that.”
Now
we’re getting somewhere. “And you think it’s important, to know whose they
are?”

 

 

His
fire-gleamed eyes hold me still. “Very.”
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Dancing to an Irish Reel or not?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

 

 

Twenty five year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to Ireland during a sabbatical from her job in the LA record business. While there, she’s offered a job too good to turn down, so she stays.
Although Hailey works in Galway, she lives in the countryside of Connemara, a rural area famous for its Irish traditional music.  When Hailey meets local musician, Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks is the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and so unbalanced at the prospect of love, he won’t come closer nor completely go away.
And so begins the dance of attraction that Hailey struggles to decipher. Thankfully, a handful of vibrant local friends come to her aid, and Hailey learns to love a land and its people, both with more charm than she ever imagined.
 
Claire Fullerton is an award winning essayist, a magazine contributor, a former newspaper columnist, and a four time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. She hails from Memphis, Tn. and now lives in Malibu California. “Dancing to an Irish Reel” is her second novel.



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Claire Fullerton’s top 10. I love:

  • . Ireland
  • the American South
  • Ballet
  • German shepherds
  • long walks in a forest
  • A view of a dramatic sea
  • Castles
  • The author, Pat Conroy
  • The satisfaction that comes from writing something at my best, then sharing it.
  •  Music

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Do you trust the ancient guardians?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

S. L. Morgan, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I have always been a ‘story teller’ since I first learned how to talk. I finally decided to put pen to paper in November of 2011. I haven’t looked back since. I love everything about writing and creating fantasy novels. It’s the best form of therapy I could ever ask for.

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What makes you passionate about writing?
I believe it’s my love for my books and characters. I feel as though they are my fictional family and I enjoy every minute of being with them. It’s also fun to create any adventure I want and bring the characters on them.
What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?
The first book was definitely a learning lesson for me. After a lot of consideration, I opted to self-publish my book series. Knowing that I was bringing a book out to the entire world to love or hate, I knew I had to take this process very seriously. (more…)