Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Recaptured Dreams

Today, I am highlighting my good author friend Justine Dell's new book Recaptured Dreams. It is being published today and I'm so happy for her.

The Blurb:

Ten years, the Atlantic Ocean, and several rungs in society have kept Xavier Cain from having Sophia Montel. Now twenty-seven, he’s spent his entire adult life building a fashion empire that could finally prove his worth to her family. When fate reunites him with Sophia at London’s premiere fashion show, one problem lodges in Xavier’s path: Sophia doesn’t remember him.

The only obstacle that has kept Sophia from Xavier is a horrific car crash that erased her memory at seventeen. She’s spent the last ten years fighting to reclaim a sliver of her past that her mother refuses to help her remember. When Sophia meets Xavier at the London show, however, all her fantasies come to life in one night of passion. Discovering he is the missing link, she is determined to find all the pieces to their love story and her memory.

Xavier wants forever. Sophia wants her memory. If they take this chance, they’ll have to start over. How far are they willing to go get what they want? And when the past catches up to them, can they handle the truths it has hidden?

There is a Goodreads book giveaway.

Author Bio:

Justine lives in the Midwest, happily catering to her family, which consists of a horse-obsessed teenage daughter and four crazy dogs. She’s never moved from her hometown, but hopes to grow old in a much warmer climate.

During the day she works a normal job with college students who try their best to keep her young. They’ve done a good job thus far. At night, said teenage daughter and her horse require mounds of love and attention. The weekends belong solely to her and her writing. That’s when she morphs into a sticky bug, unable to leave the confines of her computer chair.

She started writing three years ago after seeing a movie that set off a chain reaction she couldn’t have stopped if she’d wanted. It’s not a hobby for her; it’s an obsession. One she loves and one she loves to share.

Contact Justine by email: dell.justine@gmail.com
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And don't forget to check out Omnific Publishing. Romance ... without the rules.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Isen: A Chilling New Breed of Evil

This is a guest post by author S. M. Boyce. She wanted to introduce an evil creature from her debut series, the Grimoire Trilogy.


What would you do if your soul was trapped in another’s body—and they could use the skills and knowledge you’ve built thus far in your life? What if they could don your appearance at any time, live your life if they wanted, and you could only watch?

That’s exactly what isen—soul stealers from the world of the Grimoire Trilogy—do every day. Each soul makes an isen more powerful, but comes at a price: the souls rattle around in the isen’s head, driving them slowly insane. To remain immortal, the isen has to keep stealing...if they don't, they grow old and eventually die.

Seeing the barb in an isen’s palm reaching out to steal your soul is the surest sign you’ll be trapped as their slave until they die. Want to learn about them anyway? Check out Lichgates (Grimoire Trilogy #1) to get hooked.


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Lichgates’ Goodreads Page | Book Trailer | The Grimoire Trilogy Website

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Author Bio & Contact

S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. She’s a sarcastic twit, but her friends seem to like her anyway. She updates her blog (http://blog.smboyce.com) a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning (who still uses coffee?). Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guest Post by Author Nikki Jefford

A Writer’s Habitat
Photo essay by Nikki Jefford.

For the past year and a half we’ve resided in a rather funky dwelling in Friday Harbor, WA (San Juan Island).

1. Can’t see a single neighbor from any window on the three acre property. An introvert’s idea of paradise.

2. Jungle cat montage in the entry. The previous owner was a tile maker.

3. 3 in a tree

4. The Beware Chair. Cover in moss below a circle of chains hanging from a tree in the back of the property. A little creepy.

5. Would make a great filming spot for the Blair Witch Project.

6. I’m still finding things hidden in…

7. ...and under trees

8.Did the Wicked Witch of the West leave behind a shoe?

Alas, we must leave this funky place. Our landlady put it on the market at the beginning of the year and just reduced the price. I’ve enjoyed the human quiet here on Point Caution Drive and the sounds of birds, hooting owls, and bats flying overhead when I walk my dog down the road at night. It’s also been a place of great productivity in writing. Every author needs a retreat.

Nikki Jefford is the author of the Spellbound fantasy series. Entangled (book one) is a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Books of 2012 YA category. Nikki is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada. She resides with a Frenchman named Sebastien and a Westie named Cosmo.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The biggest online book raffle is happening now through Wednesday, August 8th. (No purchase necessary.) Signed paperbacks, posters, bookmarks and eBooks by 10 authors, including New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Slyvain Reynard.

This event was organized by ocean and animal loving author Rachael Wade (Resistance Trilogy) and includes Entangled author Nikki Jefford, recent YA semifinalist in the Kindle Book Reviews Best Indie Books of 2012.

Check out the charities these authors support and enter to win the mother load!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Last Day of Book Fair!

Wendy Russo, author of the upcoming novel January Black, hosts Crescent Moon Press authors Christine Ashworth (Demon Hunt), Cindy Young-Turner (Thief of Hope), Constance Phillips (Fairyproof), Diane M. Haynes (Rift Healer), Louann Carroll (A Shadow of Time, Gemini Rising), Lynn Rush (Awaited, Wasteland, Prelude to Darkness), Renee Reardon (Moonlight Bleu, Crimson Sunrise) and Sasha Summers (Hollywood Ever After, Medusa; A Love Story). This is the place to be for paranormal, romance, and fantasy lovers!

Check out the Young Adult Paranormal novel What Kills Me and get the novel for free by following Wynne Channing on Twitter or by liking her Facebook Page! Send her a private FB message or Tweet: “I’m dying to read What Kills Me by @WynneChanning!” and she will reply with a Smashwords coupon code! Codes will expire July 30th!

Paranormal Thrillers Vigilare and Vigilare: Hell Hound are available for a great deal here. Brooklyn James also showcases her YA Women’s Fiction novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me, which features a soundtrack to go along with it. The soundtrack has original songs written/co-written and performed by the author! Very unique and interesting so check out the multi-talented Brooklyn James!

Cindy Young-Turner, author of Thief of Hope, hosts an eclectic selection of novels on her blog. R. J. Burroughs, author of The Boys of ’58, and Sam Bennett, author of Memoirs of a Trumpet Teacher, have books that will make you laugh. Alan Zendell, author of The Portal, Wednesday's Child, and Critical Focus, touches on dystopian futures, time travel twists, and political intrigue. Cindy Young-Turner’s fantasy novel will take you to a new world and introduce you to a heroine with a fighting spirit.

Here you can find out about Louann Carroll’s novels, A Shadow of Time and Gemini Rising. A Shadow of Time is a Paranormal Romance and Gemini Rising is the first book in her Science Fiction Romance series. You can enter her giveaway for a chance to win a free copy!

And that's a wrap for the Book Fair! I hope you all have a chance to go visit the sites that are hosting the fair so you can learn about all of these indie books!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Book Fair, Day Three!

Since books don't really grow on trees (no matter how nice that would be, and so efficient), we must venture out into the world and find them elsewhere. We are now in day three of our Book Fair! Here's some more sites I would like to share with you.

Want to know more about Melissa Douthit’s fantasy series, the Legend of the Raie’Chaelia Trilogy? Here is the place to get the first four books for FREE! That’s right! The Raie’Chaelia, The Firelight of Maalda, and the two prequel novellas The Vanishing and The Journey Begins will all be free. You can also get more info about The Return which comes out in November! Also featured on her blog is Rebecca Hamilton (The Forever Girl, Her Sweetest Downfall), Ashley Andrews (The Heaven I Found in Hell), and Christie Rich (Five, Dark Matter, Genesis).

Meet Nathan Squiers, the Literary Dark Prince, and find out about his Crimson Shadow Series. The series is a Horror/Occult/Paranormal Thriller set that includes the first novel Crimson Shadow: Noir and a series of shorts including Wicked Paints, Magic Murderer, and Just Another Night. You can win all of them by entering his giveaway!

Meet another great group of authors! Rebecca Hamilton, author of The Forever Girl and Her Sweetest Downfall hosts Wynne Channing (What Kills Me), Riley J. Ford (Into You), Christie Rich (Five, Dark Matter, Genesis), yours truly (Four in the Morning), Beck Sherman (Revamp) Alan Zendell (Critical Focus, The Portal, Wednesday's Child) and S. M. Boyce (The Grimoire Trilogy: Litchgates and Treason) on her blog. Giveaways and discounts along with a heaping dose of the paranormal!

The great Robert Zimmermann hosts authors Michael Cargill (Underneath, Shades of Grey: Short Story Collection), and Sandra Perez Gluschankoff (The Last Fernandez) on his blog. Here you can enter to win one of ten copies of each of Michael Cargill’s books and sign up to be notified when Sandra Perez Gluschankoff’s Historical Fiction is released! While you are there, check out Robert Zimmermann’s poetry!

Plenty of authors are represented here! S. M. Boyce (The Grimoire Trilogy: Litchgates and the upcoming second book Treason) hosts authors Melissa Douthit (The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia Trilogy), Rebecca Hamilton (The Forever Girl and Her Sweetest Downfall), Alan Zendell (Critical Focus, The Portal, Wednesday’s Child), Cindy Young-Turner (Thief of Hope), yours truly (Four in the Morning), Barry Nove and D. H. Aire (Flights of Fantasy and Highmage’s Plight) and Kayla Curry (Obsidian). There will be fun, deals, and giveaways!

Thomas Winship, author of Vaempires: Revolution and Vaempires: White Christmas will be featuring all Fantasy on July 26th, all Paranormal Romance on July 27th, all Horror/Sci-Fi on July 28th and all Vampire books on the 29th! Make sure you stop in and see what he has for each category!

Believe it or not, that's not all. I have several more things to tell you about, but I'll do that in tomorrow's. I hope everyone's having a fabulous Saturday!