Saturday, March 29, 2014

Danny Wynn on Writing, Movies & People #Fiction #Adventure #BookClub

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I hope they feel life in my work, are moved by my work, and that my work stays with them awhile. 
What color represents your personality the most?
Grey-blue and dark blue, with a slash of dark red.
What movie do you love to watch?
Performance, Withnail And I, Bad Timing, and McCabe And Mrs. Miller. 44. How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing? I feel out of sync with the times, left behind.
If you could do any job in the world what would you do?
It’s good to be King.
Are you a city slicker or a country lover?
I love cities.
How do you think people perceive writers?
I think most people are correctly daunted by the notion of writing a book, and thus are impressed by people who do it and get some affirmation.
What’s the reason for your life? Have you figured out your reason for being here yet?
To enjoy life as much as possible, keeping in mind that the maximum enjoyment does not come from always going for immediate and intense pleasures. You have to realize that there are many kinds of enjoyment. But if on an overall basis, you’ve enjoyed life, then you’ve served your purpose, I think.
How important are friends in your life?
Crucial, absolutely essential. Could not make it without them. My next book is about friendship.
What does love mean to you?
That’s way too big a question to answer in this context.
What social issues interest you the most?
Gun control, freedom of choice.
How far would you go to add excitement to a life you felt was boring and meaningless?
For seventy-three-year-old Jaime, the answer takes him by surprise. Accustomed to a lonely life high up in the mountains on the western coast of Mallorca, his dull routine is suddenly shattered when a man parachutes from a plane and lands nearby. The plane crashes; the man lives.
It’s a drug smuggling operation gone bad. But Stefan, the man from the sky, has escaped with eight kilos of cocaine in a gym bag. Jaime brings Stefan home and is soon entangled in Stefan’s attempts to sell the cocaine and start a new life.
As they dodge Parisian drug dealers and corrupt Mallorcan police, Jaime’s search for excitement and Stefan’s resolve to find stability lead them both down dangerous paths.
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Rating – PG-13
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Nina Elaine Borum on What Inspired "Praying for Men of P.O.W.E.R." @TrinityGalBlog #Christian #TBR

What inspired me to write this book? Brokenness. Defeat. Bondage. Vicious Cycles.
I wrote this book because I was getting discouraged in the faith. The people that I was praying for were not victorious in their lives and seemed to be stuck in a cycle of sin. They were broken and in bondage to sinful mindsets.  This was especially true in the lives of the men I was praying for. Men in my family and my brothers in Christ.
I was afraid because I was starting to believe that men just could not be victorious. This frightened me because I wanted to be married one day and didn’t want to be joined to a man that lived a defeated life.
I started to think about how when God first created man. God had so much planned for man and had entrusted man with so much responsibility. God had created men of power! In God’s grace, he restored man’s power. In Ephesians 1:19-20 it says
 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
The same power that gave Christ victory over the cross is the same power that lives inside of us! The Lord gently spoke to my spirit that I needed to pray for men of power!
With the help of my friends and the Holy Spirit, I came up with the acronym for power. Purity, Obedience, Wisdom, Exhortation and Responsibility. These were the things that I felt my brothers in Christ needed the most.
As I started to write the prayers, I wanted to reevaluate the way that I approached prayer. Usually, I had a begging stance to prayer and phrases like “Lord, please do this and please fix that” were common. But I realized after reading the different scripture passages on prayer that I did not have to beg God, I just needed to believe.
As a disciple of Christ, I had the authority to release the will of God on earth. I also wanted to pray prayers that would get affirmative answers. The only way to ensure this is to pray the will of God and what better way to pray his will than to pray the scriptures.
All the prayers in this prayer guide are written directly from scripture so that people can pray the prayers confidently knowing that God will bring his will to pass!
You didn't learn these prayers in Sunday school. Put your armor on, and get ready to see God move!
Do you ever get sick of praying? It's okay to admit. We all do. It is emotionally draining to beg God without ceasing. Christians often forget that under Christ's authority, we have the power to command God's promises to be released from heaven to earth and into our lives.
In Praying for Men of P.O.W.E.R., author Nina Elaine Borum challenges readers to stand confidently and command the promises of God for the men in your life. As someone who has struggled with prayer, Nina believes that God does not intend for his children to feel helpless in praying. His Word has instructed us in how to bring the kingdom of heaven to a world where Satan runs freely. We are all in the midst of a vicious spiritual battle, and Nina hopes this book will help you to fight on behalf of Christian men.
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Rating – G
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Kate LeDonne Opens Up About #Writing As A Form Of Personal Therapy @originlbookgirl #Fiction

Like many writers, artists and musicians, I've had lots of challenges and difficulties in life to overcome, or at least survive. It's ironic in some ways, but it seems like there are a lot of very sensitive people who were wounded in some way, have had difficulties and who became writers or other creative professionals. I think the arts in general are so important, because they give people a way to express anger, joy, sadness, grief and love in appropriate ways.
It took me a long time to get a proper diagnosis, since I wasn't talking about anything that happened to me, but eventually I did. I have PTSD primarily from growing up in a violent, abusive household. I write stories to try and save myself, empty all the garbage out of my head, and maybe heal a little bit more. In publishing what I've written, I hope to help others in their healing journeys.
I started writing in part to try to dissect and process stories from my own life. When you're a kid in dangerous, insane, adult situations, you don't always have the means to process or comprehend what is happening. This is part of what causes so much trauma and damage in domestic violence. People think about the adults and assume the children are “resilient” so they're fine. People are resilient, but they aren't necessarily “fine” after being horribly traumatized by some event. I always tell people to write it down, even if it never sees the light of day. Unburden yourself so that whatever it is won't eat you alive.
People don't think about how traumatic poverty or homelessness are. I've survived both. But you're not supposed to ever talk about it if you have. You're supposed to be ashamed that you went through a bad patch and had absolutely nowhere to go for help. I say, I'm using all of it. Every crappy thing, every beautiful thing. All of the myriad experiences are going to be used so that I didn't go through all that suffering for nothing. I can't stand the thought of that being the case.
It's also therapeutic for me to connect with people through my keyboard, because my social anxiety is so extreme, I often completely freeze up when talking to people.  Public speaking isn't in the cards for me. Some days during the winter, I get so agoraphobic that I can't even go to the grocery store without having a panic attack.
Writing is also how I know sometimes I can make people laugh. It's one of my favorite things about Twitter. Making people laugh and being silly are very therapeutic to me. And-- bonus! it is for everyone else too.
I write, because it's my message in a bottle. I try to connect with others in the only way I really know how-- through writing. Can something I've written can help people who are different be less feared and less misunderstood? Can I change someone's mind so they'll have more empathy for “that weirdo” in their kid's class? Can I write something that will help counteract this culture of bullying and fear?
It's healing for me to try. I don't know if it'll work.

Fasten your seatbelts for a white-knuckled ride on the looney wagon and trip down memory lane with a band of misfit teenagers. Kiera Graves and her small posse of true blue friends plot ways to escape their cowtown; and play a game of keep away with her Machiavellian family to help her survive high school and make it to college.
Courage under fire, the closest bonds of friendship and blossoming romance keep this tale of coming of age and survival buzzing with excitement, heart, and warmth.
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Rating – PG-13
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@AlinkaRutkowska on the Organised Process of Writing #WriteTip #BookClub #Children

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
I would invite Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I would ask him how he came up with all these Sherlock Holmes stories. I would also ask him if he likes the recent movies that came out and the way his characters have been portrayed. I would also ask for some writing tips :)
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
I like to watch a movie in bed on my laptop, go to the gym, laugh and play with my daughter. I love it when my husband can join me in doing all the above. When I get tired from the activities I just listed - I go get a good massage - and I come back new :)
Do you have any tips on how writers can relax?
Meditate. Meditation is a quick and effective way to center yourself, to realize what the really important stuff in life is and not to stress the small things. Take it easy. Say to yourself “things always work out for me.” I always repeat this to myself whenever I feel down and it always works - things do always work out for me. They will work out for you too, if you believe.
How often do you write? And when do you write?
I write every day but it’s not always books! I write my diary and I write for my blog, and I reply to interview questions bloggers send me and I do guest posts, and I write promotional material for my books, and then you know, emails, Facebook messages and grocery lists ;)
I usually do all the above when my daughter is asleep or when somebody takes her for a walk!
Do you have an organized process or tips for writing well? Do you have a writing schedule?
I always have a schedule - for everything. I plan way in advance. I started doing this at university when I would calculate the days to the coming exam and divide the material I had to study into easily digestible chunks I could internalize every day. This stuck. When I have a big piece I am working on - I always schedule it the same way I learnt during my student days.
As for process - I suggest writing the first draft in an inspired state, getting everything out on paper. Don’t read it, just get it out. You’ll do the editing afterwards. That’s what the edit was invented for. When your edited draft is ready, send it to a critique partner - a friend or a fellow writer and get their feedback. Adjust as you see fit. Then get the thing professionally edited. Then try to get a review or award before you publish your book so that you can print your title with a seal of approval on the cover.
Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it - What keeps you going?
It’s an internal thing. I can’t not write. I love writing. It’s this internal drive that keeps me going. I think that’s how you know that you found your passion - you just keep doing it.
Have you met any people in the industry who have really helped you?
Julie Hedlund at has this 12x12 membership group. She launches a new group every year and there are hundreds of writers who participate. I met several exceptional people through this site, some have become my critique buddies and I am always updated about what’s hot in the children’s writing and publishing biz.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
Empowered. Children and adults who read my books to their children will know that they decide how they feel because they are the ones thinking the thoughts in their heads. Everything else is a consequence of this. If you think positive thoughts, positive things are coming to your life. If you’re a sloppy thinker, you are inviting all kinds of things into your experience. Realizing this gives you power.
What’s your favorite meal?
Seafood. I really like lobster, crabs, shrimp, oysters, mussels, anything that lives in sea water and has a shell.
What color represents your personality the most?
The colors of the rainbow: positive, happy, appreciating.
What movie do you love to watch?
The Love Boat series. I especially love watching it when I’m on board the cruise ship :) There’s something really special about this series: it’s the only one that takes place on a ship but other than that it shows you that anything is possible, that you can find love and turn your life around in a matter of days, that there are plenty of friendly people in this world, that there are so many beautiful places for us to visit. It’s just so warm and positive. It gets me in a really good mood.

Alinka Rutkowska has created a tale that will appeal to children, which teaches about choices, and encourages communication and sharing. Rating: 5.0 stars from Readers’ Favorite Reviews.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented, breathtaking adventure with Maya and Filippo as they travel around the globe on board the “Fun Princess” — a cruise ship full of surprises. Discover their fascinating ports of call, find out what the local customs and traditions are, join the kids in activities at sea, and explore the remarkable world they create through the power of their positive outlook.
This time the kids spend a day on board the Fun Princess. They become junior chefs at sea and learn how to bake a cake. Maya and Filippo discover how trying out different recipes gets them closer to creating the perfect dessert. They also discover the power of sharing.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

It is Not the Critic Who Counts and More With @gkabongo #AmWriting #AmReading #Suspense

Last book you purchased? Tell us about it.
John Grisham’s Sycamore Road. I think he’s one of the best storytellers out there. By the time this interview is published, I would have also bought Double Down. I’m a bit of a political junkie. I went into labor on the night of the 2008 Presidential Primaries and refused to go to the hospital because I couldn’t tear myself away from the commentary. By 1:30 am, I had to concede that it was time to go.
What is your favorite quality about yourself? I love learning. I soak it up like a sponge, learning about new people, things, places, and events. I love history. I used to watch the History Channel religiously, back when they had shows like Secrets of World War II, Sink the Bismarck, and Great Military Blunders (I’m sensing a war theme here). Mysteries of the Bible and great documentaries like Lucrezia Borgia Pretty Poison had me glued to the TV screen. 
What made you want to be a writer? – I’ve always loved books as long as I can remember. When I was 9, my mother told me the story of the Dollanganger children from Flowers in the Attic. That book had such a profound impact on her, I just knew I wanted to be an author.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? – When you’re serious and committed to the process, and want to make a meaningful career from it, you’re always looking for ways to take the writing to another level. With every book, you open yourself up to learning and accept criticism in order to grow. The tough part is knowing the difference between valid criticism and feedback meant to challenge you, and elevate your writing, and feedback that’s essentially white noise meant to tear you down. I applied to Brown University’s MFA in Literary Arts program because I want to expand the depth and breadth of my writing, and hone my voice and technique. I wanted a program I could emerge from, knowing it is perfectly okay to push the boundaries of what publishers and readers expect because writing is art, and art is subjective.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?
Perseverance takes an enormous amount of strength and courage. One of the best quotes I can think of to explain writing a novel is Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Do you intend to make writing a career? Absolutely. I’ve wanted to do this since I was ten years old and feel so blessed to be in a position to make it happen. I don’t want to be confined to writing only books either. I have my eyes on film and television.
Who designed the cover?  A talented designer named Lynne Hansen of Lynne Hansen Design. She is an author herself so she totally gets how important the cover is. I actually had the cover redone last summer because the first cover just didn’t do the book justice. We all know how important a good book cover is to a book’s success and readers perception of an author.
What was the hardest part about writing this book? Where do I start? Niggling insecurity and self-doubt, freaking out about every online article or blog post about the so-called rules of writing, and making myself nuts about all the things editors and agents hate. I would run back to the manuscript to see if I had broken any rules. At the end of the day, a lot of publishing comes down to personal preference. I don’t care how well written a book is, if an agent or editor doesn’t connect with the material, it will get rejected.
#1 Amazon Bestseller in the suspense and women's psychological fiction categories.
Boston executive Nina Kasai has been living a lie since her days as a student at Stanford University. But she's about to learn that some secrets are too big to stay buried.
Years ago, Nina fled from her life of wealth and privilege and vowed never to look back. The horrifying truth has been locked away in her hidden diary, and in the mind of a disturbed woman who will never tell, ever. However, the perfect life she's since created is about to come crashing down when Phillip Copeland --a ghost from her past with political ambition and secrets of his own, makes Nina an offer she can't refuse: her silence in exchange for his.
Soon, it all goes horribly wrong when a  shocking double-cross sends Nina reeling,  and devastating loss threatens to push her over the edge. To make matters worse, her diary, the only link to her secret past has been stolen.
To reclaim her life and bring this twisted game to its stunning conclusion, Nina must confront the past she's been running from, and find the courage to make a life-altering decision that leaves multiple casualties in its wake.
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Rating – R
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Order of Earth (Elements of Ink) by Jennifer Cornet @J_Cornet

Book Excerpt: (Chapter 2)

The brass doors opened behind her bringing with it an unexpected guest.

“I knew you’d come home.”

Onyx’ heart sank hearing him speak in that gentle voice. He always used that voice when he knew he was wrong; when he was trying to make her forgive him. It felt repulsively sweet now.

“She was just leaving,” Jade said in a firm tone as she turned to face him.

“Nicky, you brought a bodyguard with you? That hurts,” he sounded genuinely insulted.

“Goodbye, Philip.” Onyx said softly, suddenly lacking the confidence she just had.

Philip reached out for her arm, but Jade intercepted the action, grabbing him by the wrist and twisting it until he let out an almost inaudible yelp.

“You will not lay a hand on her. Not now, not ever again. If you so much as brush against her in a way I don’t like, I will break every bone in your body, starting with your pinky toe and ending with your skull.” She twisted just a little further.

But he didn’t lose his composure. He looked Onyx dead in the eye, “Quite a lot of bark for your little Chihuahua of a friend here, huh? Nicky, we don’t need all of this. This running away, the muscle, the hiding out, we are better than this. You know I love you more than anything in the world. Just come home, baby. I need you. It’ll be different, I promise. I’ll start going to therapy like you always wanted. You can even hang out with that crayon haired one. No questions asked. Just come home. What do you say? Come on, I need you.”

“Onyx, don’t you listen to him. Put the bags in the elevator, we’re leaving.”

Onyx hesitated, switching her gaze back and forth between the two. He looked so hurt, so broken up, she just wanted to leap into his arms and console him. For a moment, she could feel her heart ripping in her chest; she believed him. She believed he meant he would change and things would be different. She believed it and she hated herself for it.

Onyx rolled her bags into the elevator before she lost her nerve.

“Goodbye, Philip.” She said again.

“If you love her even half as much as you say, you’ll let us leave here. You’ll leave her alone and move on with your life. But keep the therapy bit, you need it.” Jade winked at him before joining Onyx.

As Jade released his wrist, he noticed a small green marking on her arm; a very familiar mark that he knew all too well.

The girls disappeared down to the ground floor, leaving Philip alone in his flower filled living room. He pulled out his phone and hit speed dial.

“She’s with the Order of Earth. Find out what family, find out who their Protector is, and find out now.”


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Rating – PG – 13

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Steps Into Darkness (A Shakertown Adventure) by Ben Woodard @benswoodard

The unknown figure’s back was to them as he connected the wires to the detonator. Will shoved Tom. Only minutes remained.

They located the last connection point where the blasting caps were wired to two sticks of dynamite. The wires to the plunger snaked up the hill. The connecting strands were twisted, tightly, as with pliers. Tom snatched a rock, but Will grabbed his hand and pointed up the hill. Tom understood. The man would hear the pounding. They each took a twisted connection and tried to pry it apart with their fingers. They would need to break only one.

The wires resisted. Tom gritted his teeth, then remembered his pocket knife. He pulled it out, flipped the blade open, and wedged the tip between two strands. He twisted and the blade snapped. The sound startled the man. He whirled around and stared directly at the boys. Tom forced the broken blade into the gap in the wires. Will put his finger on top of one and pulled as Tom twisted. Blood ran down Will’s hand as the metal bit into his finger. They strained, and watched the man. His eyes darted in all directions. Then he made his decision. He pulled the plunger up, hesitated a moment, and slammed it down.


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Rating – PG – 13

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Devolution by Peter Clenott @PeterClenott


Chiku couldn’t help stare at the large bulge that was Rebecca’s baby-to-be. It made her reflect upon the gynecological exam Dr. Kessel had just given her. At sixteen, she couldn’t imagine being anyone’s mother, except maybe a chimpanzee’s. Rebecca was only fourteen, an eighth grader back home, a middle schooler. How could she be a mother? Yet even in wealthy well-educated America girls in their mid-teens were getting knocked up all the time, having their babies, and changing their lives in ways unpredictable and permanent. Not Chiku. Boys could go to hell.

“When was the last time you saw him?” Chiku asked.

“Two week. Three week. He ask me how my baby doing. I tell him, fine. He give me twenty francs. He always give me money.”

“And that was it?” Chiku gazed at Tim who was still holding all of the things she had given him from her buried stash. “What about Dr. Fisher? Do you know why he’d be in my dad’s house?”

Rebecca dipped her head in thought then gave out with a startled grunt as the baby inside her gave a hefty kick. “Soon,” she said, “Any day my Abasi.” Then she staggered against Chiku.

“You okay? Maybe she’s coming out now.” Chiku was aghast.

“No. No. He. Not yet. No water.”

“Well, you can’t stand here. You have to sit, Rebecca. In the shade.”

Chiku pulled the pregnant girl into the cooler cover of the banana tree. “You want water? Something to drink?”

Rebecca leaned against the tree rather than risk getting herself into a position from which she couldn’t rise. She panted, holding a hand against her belly, Chiku watching that hand move not of its own volition but due to the child inside raring to get going with life.

Not for me, Chiku thought.

Rebecca said, “I okay.”

“You’re sure?”

“When the water break, then we know.”

“Know what?” Chiku asked.

“That the baby is coming,” Tim said. He placed his hands on his friend’s shoulders. They were trembling as if she were the one about to go into labor. “Honestly, Chiku, what do they teach you in Brookline, Massachusetts?”

“How to avoid reality.”

Chiku took Rebecca’s hand. It was cool and sweaty and on her ring finger she was wearing something that looked awfully familiar to Chiku. “Nice,” she said. “Amethyst. My color. My ring, actually. How’d you get it?”

“Your father give me.”

“Cool. It matches your dress.”

Chiku didn’t care that it was an old ring, one that she had either lost or forgotten some distant time in the past and that probably couldn’t even fit her fingers anymore. She just wondered why her father would have given this particular girl this particular ring.

“I think they kill him,” she said.

“What?” Chiku’s eyes darted from the purple colored ring to the black face of the Hutu teenager.

“They were mad mad.”


“Fisher. Your father. Dr. Kessel. They all mad. And the others.”

“What others?” Chiku asked. “Does Colonel Fundanga know?”

“Colonel Fundanga one of them,” Rebecca said. “I keep quiet. Bad enough in the camp. I don’t want to die.”

Rebecca let out a long breath, took in a deep mouthful of air, and let out her discomfort once again. Then she smiled at Chiku before saying, “They come for you next. You his daughter.”


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Genre - Young Adult

Rating – PG

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Eternal Night by Jade Kerrion @JadeKerrion


Ashra pushed past the blackness at the start of his memories, expecting deeper darkness. Instead, the colors shifted into shades of ochre and gray. Memories, older than his body, resided in his soul; memories of an Earth long since lost to them—a planet surrounded and nourished by water; images of tall buildings glistening beneath a benevolent sun, and of thriving cities filled with the bustle of humans; memories of quiet and intimate conversations beneath a silver moon, the same silver moon that now graced Malum Turris with its light, though a thousand years older and viewed only from beneath the protection of the dome.

She saw herself as he must have seen her, a much-younger icrathari, still hopeful for the future, never realizing that the Earth they had all known and loved was irretrievably lost. Had she ever looked that vulnerable? Had her smile ever been so beautiful, so filled with love as she looked upon—

“Rohkeus?” Oh, blessed Creator, was that stricken whisper her voice?

Ashra pulled back and stared at the human. Her mouth dropped open. Her heart pounded in her chest, its beat erratic. It couldn’t be. It simply couldn’t be—

She looked up at Tera. The other icrathari nodded.

Rohkeus’s soul reborn…in a human.

Ashra threw her head back and laughed, a despairing sound.

Elsker stepped forward. The sole male icrathari was slightly taller than the female icrathari, and dressed in a black silk shirt and linen pants. His silver hair was cropped short, and his light blue eyes were wide. “Rohkeus reborn? That’s impossible.”

Siri shrugged, her red gown shifting around her curvaceous frame. Her silver hair, cut short, framed her face. “Stranger things have happened.” Her pale violet gaze raked over the human. “At least he had the good sense to choose a pretty body.”

Ashra shook her head, the movement jolting her out of her daze. Her prince, her love, reduced to a human? Her slender fingers coiled into fists. Her golden eyes glittering, she pushed away from him, though her body trembled from the loss of his warmth. No, the human was not Rohkeus; he could never be Rohkeus.

Steeling herself against the gasp of pain that escaped from his lips as the anesthetizing effect of her kiss faded, Ashra rose to her feet with sinuous grace. “He is not one of us. Not anymore.” Nothing had been more devastating than losing Rohkeus to a human assassin. To see his soul reborn in that contemptible and weak race was an insult to the person Rohkeus had been.

“Should we turn him into a vampire?” Tera asked.

“Kill him. Set Rohkeus’s soul free.”

Siri seized Ashra’s hand before she could turn away. Siri’s lips, painted the same provocative color as her dress, shaped an O. “You’re not serious. How many people are offered a second chance at the love of a lifetime?”

A second chance? Her traitorous pulse raced even as her lips curled with disgust. “He’s human.”

“We can make him immortal—a vampire.”

Ashra swallowed hard. “But not an icrathari.”

Siri’s gaze fell. “No, of course not.”

“Kill him.”

“You can’t.” Siri stepped forward, placing herself between Ashra and the barely conscious human. “This is amazing. It’s never happened before—a soul reborn.”

“Rohkeus is dead, and I rule Aeternae Noctis.” She turned to Tera. “I told you to kill him.”

Tera hesitated for a fraction of a second, and then she shook her head. “I won’t do it, and neither will Siri or Elsker. If you want him dead, you’ll have to do it yourself.”

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Jade Kerrion developed a loyal reader base with her fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. She was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars. And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too?

So here she is, writing books that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time.

Her debut novel, Perfection Unleashed, spawned the Double Helix series which has won a total of seven science fiction awards, including first place in the Reader Views Literary Awards 2012 and the gold medal in Readers Favorites Awards 2013. She is also the author of Earth-Sim and When the Silence Ends, which placed first and second respectively in the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards, Young Adults category.

She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her wonderfully supportive husband and her two young sons, Saint and Angel, (no, those aren’t their real names, but they are like saints and angels, except when they’re not.)

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Genre - Fantasy, Paranormal

Rating – PG-13

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Alex Mueck on Family, Friends & Writing @AlexMueck #Humor #AmWriting #AmReading

Do you find it hard to share your work?
No.  I have friends that also write and we share and help eachother.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
Yes, my family is extremely supportive and my friends have been brilliant as well.
Do you plan to publish more books?
I plan to never stop writing.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time…
I work at a Bank/Broker-Dealer.
What other jobs have you had in your life?
When I was young, I did it all, mowed lawns, delivered newspapers, shoveled snow.  Later, I did any odd job from selling shoes to working in a fast food chain.  But since college I have worked on Wall Street.
If you could study any subject at university what would you pick?
Ancient History – The Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, et et
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I love New York, and California as well, but there are great spots throughout the globe.  I suppose an apartment in Manhattan, a villa in Europe, and a condo in the Caribbean  would be alright.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I write on a PC, but generally carry a pen and paper if an idea comes to mind.
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
Not much.  I sleep about 4-5 hours a day.
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
My parents.  I would have to write a story larger than all three of my books to document all they have done for me.
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
Dead there would be too many to list.  Alive, I’d settle for my friends family and girlfriend, but maybe some of my favorite bands could be on hand for the party.

"“A historical fiction comedy that packs
as much heart as humor.”
—Michael Dadich, award-winning author of The Silver Sphere
When a Harvard history professor receives a thesis paper titled Jesse James and the Secret Legend of Captain Coytus, from Ulysses Hercules Baxter—an underwhelming student—he assumes the paper must be a prank. He has never read such maniacal balderdash in his life. But after he calls a meeting with the student, Professor Gladstone is dismayed when Baxter declares the work is his own. As he takes a very unwilling Professor Gladstone back in time via his thesis, Baxter’s grade hangs in the balance as he attempts to prove his theory.
It is 1864 as philanderer and crusader Captain Coytus embarks on a mission to avenge his father’s death and infiltrates the Confederate Bushwacker posse looking for the man responsible, Jesse Woodson James. Accompanied by the woman of his dreams, Coytus soon finds himself temporarily appointed to be the sheriff of Booneville and commissions his less-than-loyal deputy to help him carry out his plan.
But when tragedy strikes, the Captain is forced to change his immature ways and redefine his lofty mission—more or less."
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Genre - Humor, Historical Fiction
Rating – R
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