Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Feature! Alien Manifesto by T.W. Embry
















When orphaned ex-Navy S.E.A.L. Thomas Scott decides upon a life of crime, he does not expect to be recruited to join an elite Special Forces operation charged with stealing an alien artifact. Especially a mixed-species alien team headed by inter-galactic billionaire Snarth. The close-knit team soon becomes Tom's family in more senses than one, which complicates matters when the mysterious artifact turns out to hold secrets that may plunge the whole of the known universe into a devastating war...




Author Bio: 

Todd was born a navy brat in Sasabo Japan in 1962. After living in many different places, his family finally settled down in the small town of Fort Pierce Florida, where his father taught physics at the local college. A bit of a wild and rebellious youth, Todd graduated high school, just barley. Following in his father’s footsteps he also joined the navy.

After a knee injury ended his naval career early, Todd returned to Ft Pierce resuming his wild ways. In desperation his parents sent him to stay with his Grandmother in Scotts Corner Kentucky, hoping some of the local values, hard work, unconditional love of family among them, would rub off. 

It did, Todd returned to his family in Ft Pierce, found a job with Bellsouth as a telephone operator and 15 years passed. During which Todd met the love of his life Linda at his 31st birthday party. After an intense romance, they were married 1 year later.  However, Linda came as a package deal, she had a daughter Corri whom Todd came to love as his own daughter and by mutual consent, Todd adopted Corri making them one happy family at last.

Todd and Linda took out a second mortgage on their house and bought a flower shop, Linda’s lifelong dream. And a good thing they did for after 15 years of service and 3,000,000 successfully answered calls with a 98% accuracy rating Bellsouth downsized and closed the office Todd worked in. After recovering from back surgery to correct, a ruptured disc Todd tried his hand at the culinary arts, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Miami in 2005. This culminated with a chef’s position at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, a 5 star resort.

During his time at culinary school his English professor a former college level creative writing teacher gave Todd some advice, “You should try writing a book” he said. It was some time later that he began his first book Revenge from Mars.

Todd now works full time at the flower shop with his wife Linda and their daughter Corri and is finishing his third novel in his spare time.





Friday, September 26, 2014

Cover Reveal! The Green Dagger Book Two of The Blackmyst Trilogy by Kelly Hess



           Wow! Check out this awesome cover.



The Green Dagger (BlackMyst Trilogy) by Kelly Hess

Publisher: Booktrope

Expected Publication: December 2, 2014

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Green-Dagger

Tensions rise between Delvengard and Sorak as the Sorak queen demands the return of the Blade of Torrill. As Delvengard scrambles to locate the mythical weapon, many fear war is inevitable. Fritz, who secretly possesses the dagger, is tormented by its evil. Eager to take control of its power, he journeys in search of a mysterious being who may be able to help. The Green Dagger, Book Two of the BlackMyst Trilogy, continues the adventure, five years after the events of Book One, Eyes of the Enemy.


About the Author

KellyHessAuthorPhoto

Kelly Hess grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy that inspired him to write his own fantasy trilogy. He lives in Vacaville, California with his wife and son, and is putting the final details on the last two books of his BlackMyst Trilogy: The Green Dagger and The Third Power.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Feature: A New Beginning The Second Chance Series Book One by Christina Escue

Check this book out. It sounds really good. 


Book Blurb:

For the first thirteen years of her life Karla Hall never knew what was going to happen next. Her mother moved her from town to town, following whatever loser boyfriend she had at the time and drinking away what little money she made in whatever dead-end job she could fine. Her mother was a mean drunk and Karla was always her target. The boyfriends were worse.

On her fourteenth birthday Karla’s life takes a drastic turn. Her mother is arrested for soliciting drugs, the current boyfriend takes off and Karla is all alone in a dump of an apartment with no food and no money.

Caught shoplifting food, Karla is taken into the system and that’s where she meets The Peterson’s. They’re an upper-middle class couple who cannot have children of their own and they offer Karla a stable home, a new beginning.

Now Karla is trying to adapt to this new life and praying she gets to keep it.




Author Bio:

Hello everyone. I want to take a minute to introduce myself. I’m a 34 year old mother of two beautiful daughters, ages 11 and 7, and they are my life. I live in Tennessee, about 25 miles East of Nashville and have lived here most of my life. I love Tennessee.

I started reading when I was four years old and have always been an avid reader. In July of 2013 I started editing professionally and I love it. I always saw myself as a fixer, not a creator, until one day I was at work, not editing but my other job, and an idea for a story popped into my head, and I couldn’t get it out. That’s how A New Beginning was born.





Monday, September 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Unclaimed by Laurie Wetzel

Untitled.jpg

unclaimed cover1.jpg







Book name- Unclaimed by Laurie Wetzel

 Genre- YA Paranormal Romance

Release date-8/11/2014

Goodreads Link-https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22880946-unclaimed?ac=1 



Synopsis:



 Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy's defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don't know. He makes her feel safe--a feeling she's never experienced except in her dreams.

When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous--maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who--or what--MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart--it could cost Maddy her soul.



 Buy Links-



 Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unclaimed-6

Copia:
http://www.thecopia.com/catalog/details.html?catId=16411029

iBooks:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unclaimed/id909062319?mt=11

Scribd:http://www.scribd.com/book/236768070/Unclaimed

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Unclaimed-Laurie-Wetzel-ebook/dp/B00MMMF8B0/ref=la_B00MG2J8UI_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409422585&sr=1-1














  Excerpt 1



 My entire body pulses in the wake of his touch. His words “if you were mine” keep circling around in my head, and with each rotation, something inside me grows. He makes me feel happy and less broken. I feel I could take on the world as long as he’s beside me. Whatever he is, I don’t care. I’ve never felt anything like this, and I’ll go to Hell and back to keep it. Regardless of what happens to me, I have to protect him. I have to keep him safe, always.
He grins and squeezes my hand again. My body responds with such intensity, I almost feel as if I were floating. I don’t want it to ever stop. I want to stay strong. I want to be brave. I want to feel safe. He gives me all of that. I want to hold him forever, even if it’s only his hand.
“Tomorrow,” he says, pulling me from my thoughts. “I’ll find a way to see you.”
“Promise?”



  Author Bio:



 Laurie Wetzel has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until a New Years Resolution in 2011 that she finally shared her lifelong dream of being an author with her husband. He read the very first draft of Unclaimed and gave her the words she needed to hear, “This is what you need to be doing.” Three years later the first book in the Unclaimed series was published with the second book expected to be out in 2015. Laurie lives in Mankato, MN, with her husband and two young sons. When she’s not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she’s either reading, running, or catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix. For updates on the Unclaimed series as well as other works in progress, feel free to check her out online!



 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaurieRWetzel

 Twitter: http://twitter.com/Laurie_Wetzel

Website: http://lauriewetzel.com





GIVEAWAY!!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Tour: Shine by Joann Buchanan


Title: Shine
Author: Joann Buchanan
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance


EXCERPT:
After that, I took the memory card from my camera and put it into the computer to pull up the images. One by one they came up. First were the pictures of the small trees with the beautiful yellow hues of light sparkling behind them. Across the sky, grey clouds formed and rays of light shined through them. I flipped through the photos, taking a quick look at all of them. As I reached the end of the file, I was sure I had imagined everything I had witnessed. Then the last three pictures showed him coming into view. Magical, miraculous, my jaw dropped as I pressed print on the small printer. A lifetime passed while I waited for the printer to finish spitting out the photos. With a sigh, I paced back and forth a little. Waiting wasn’t something I did well.
I looked at the pictures without blinking. I had captured the ray of light with Samuel in it. His body appeared like nothing more than an orb, or could even have been explained away. In the next picture, his body formed, almost ghostly in appearance. Finally, in the last one, Samuel landed on the ground. His wings had disappeared and the man I met was there.
I had seen it happen; it was real. It was proof enough to me that I wasn’t some crazed lunatic. Samuel had come from the sky. Questions still lingered in my mind. What was he doing there? How did I get to my car? There was nothing on the file after the last three images I’d printed. Fear grew inside me the more I thought about what could have happened on the way to my car. I couldn't picture it, but I knew Samuel had saved me. I didn't know what from, and I didn't know why, but he had. Why couldn't I remember?













Author Bio:




Joann H. Buchanan is a mother of five children, and has a wonderful husband who supports her passion for the written word. She owns a small audiobook company named Empire voices. Empire Voices creates audiobooks.




You can stop off at www.empirevoices.com for more information.


Her upcoming releases include Shine, After Dark book 3 in The Children of Nox series, and Empires Lost book 1 Keleigh.
She is in two anthologies, Horror in Bloom and Hidden in Your World.


For more information about After Dark, or the blog tour for After Dark please visit www.joannhbuchanan.blogspot.com, or www.facebook.com/JoannHBuchanan. To arrange a book signing or interview, contact her representatives at 541-813-1113 or joannhbuchanan@charter.net





Blog Tour Dates
Monday, September 22, 2014
Author Elissa Daye
H. W. Vivian
Sammie`s Book Blog
Author C.E. Black – Blog
Movies, Shows & Books
Cecily's Book Review
Wandering Thoughts of A Writer
Willow's Author Love

Tuesday September 23, 2014
Willow's Author Love
Lyssa Layne
lindsayannekendal.blogspot.co.uk
Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader
Crazy Lady's Book Blog
Cody Pimps Authors

Wednesday. September 24, 2014
Willow's Author Love
Penny Writes
Lyssa Layne
lindsayannekendal.blogspot.co.uk
The Sugar Rush Blog
Crazy Lady's Book Blog
Thursday September 25, 2014
Willow's Author Love
Penny Writes
Lyssa Layne
lindsayannekendal.blogspot.co.uk
The Sugar Rush Blog
Book Nook Nuts
Rusty’s Reading
Friday September 26, 2014
Write Like a Wizard
Willow's Author Love
Author Candy O'Donnell
The Sugar Rush Blog
Breny's Book Obsession
Once upon an alpha
Amanda's Blog!




Blog Tour: Summer in Dallas by Diamond Davenport






































Summer is in Dallas, even though she doesn’t want to be.

But when she sees her grandparents for the first time in a long time, she

decides she might as well make the most of it and enjoy her time on the farm.

And the appearance of Barrett, the sexy farm hand who is doing whatever it

takes to keep one of the horses comfortable as she battles disease, definitely

makes the early mornings and long days worthwhile. But Barrett has a few

secrets hidden in the closet and Summer’s not sure if things will work out if

Barrett can't open his heart and come clean. Plus, everyone around her warns her

away from him. But Summer can’t help the attraction she has toward the

gorgeous, mysterious cowboy.













Dream Cast:


















































About the Author:


Diamond Davenport is new to the indie community. She is an avid reader and writer. She enjoys reading romance novels and erotica novels.

Her first book Summer in Dallas is a romance novel. In her spare time she likes to cook, garden and hang out with her family. Her new hobby is to sit in front of the computer and write. She has fallen in love with the fictional world!


Links:





























Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Feature! Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

How far into the hollow would you go? 

After losing her parents in a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria escapes New York City to Arnn—a farming town with more legends than residents, and a history of witchcraft and secrets best left buried.

Everyone in Arnn knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope when she should be afraid, and a past of missing children and broken promises.  To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?”

ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW is Jordan Elizabeth’s first novel.  This young adult fantasy will be published through Curiosity Quills Press on October 29, 2014. 

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can’t get enough of the woods, be it splashing through a stream, sitting beneath an ancient oak, or following a path up a hill.  Some of those adventures have led to abandoned foundations.  Exploring the rocks and crumbling bricks sparked Jordan to imagine who might have lived there before, and that train of thought carried her to a wicked legend and an enchanted hollow.  You can contact Jordan via her website, JordanElizabethMierek.com.



You don’t have to wait for October 29th to explore Witchwood Hollow.  Jordan Elizabeth is offering up a free eArc.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 20th



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Feature! The Snake Pit: Jr. High Can Be Torture by Donna Dillon



The Snake Pit: Jr High Can be Torture is an important piece of work because of its content and subject matter. It’s not an easy, fun read, but is a book that every student, teacher and child advocate should read. Donna is very passionate to do what she can to stop bullying in the school system and MKSP has joined her in her quest. 




The Snake Pit: Jr. High can be Torture Synopsis:

Cinda doesn't look like other twelve-year-old girls. A facial defect, and the surgery to correct it has left her face scarred and disfigured. When she walks into Hargrove Junior High for the first time, Cinda knows the other kids won't see how smart she is, or what a good friend she could be. The other kids will see her as a monster, and her life will be torture.

The school cafeteria, or The Snake Pit, as the kids call it, is the prime location for bullying. One pretty girl in particular takes an instant dislike to Cinda. Day after day she is pushed, tripped, and laughed at. Not all the other kids bully her, but only one tries to help.

Charlene Carsten is Cinda's only friend. She tries to stop the bullying, but the other kids won't listen. She tries to tell the Principal, but he only sees what he wants to. She tries to tell the teachers, but they all say the same thing, “kids will be kids.”

When Cinda falls victim to a vicious prank at a school dance, it sets off a series of events that will change the lives of everyone involved. 

here is the amazon link : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NJCKFCO/

Author Bio:


Hello everyone! I am Donna Dillon: Author, Illustrator, and M&M connoisseur. I am the author of 5 and 1/4 books thus far. I have been writing in the young adult genre with The Snake Pit and Return to the Snake Pit which both deal with bullying in the public schools, and the children's genre with Why Did It Have to Rain Today? and My Special Christmas Child. My new book is a leap into the thriller/suspense genre, so I'm anxious to finish and see how that goes.

Fun facts about Donna:

Five things people might not know about Donna.

1. I can ride a unicycle.

2. I can write as fast backwards as I can forward.

3. I once played Miss Mona is a stage production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

4. I can't breathe through my nose and I have never had a sense of smell. I can taste, though, don't ask me why, it's a mystery.

5. When I was 22 I was flown out to Hollywood and made a make up commercial for Victoria Jackson cosmetics that you can still catch on TV late at night. I also met Johnny Depp and had my picture taken with Heavy D on that same trip.