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Friday, April 20, 2012

Alert to Followers

I will not be posting until I feel better. Not sure how long that will take.

I apologize for the inconvienence

Friday, April 13, 2012

**Alert to Followers**

I have been sick, sorry guys. Will be back no later than Monday (hopefully). Sorry to disappoint.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Immortal Desires **Laura Eno**

Publication Date: March 5, 2012
Genre: Contemporary/Historical/Time-Travel/Paranormal
Series: Well of Souls
List Price: $2.99
Sensuality: PG-13
Stars: 3.5/5


After being dumped at the altar, Deanna Cameron seeks a fresh start in life. She gets more than she bargained for after accepting a new job, when an Immortal Guardian sends her five hundred years into the past. She can't return home and a magnificent highland warrior accuses her of being a spy.

Ian Mackay knows the beautiful woman that appears in his castle must be a spy. After all, she's a Cameron, a clan he despises. The powerful magic surrounding her obstructs his Druid senses, plus he finds he can't stay away from the temptress. But loving Deanna could come with a price too high to pay. Will she be the downfall of his clan—or its salvation?

Broken Wings **Alexandra Weis**

Publication Date: February 5, 2012
Genre: Contemporary/Women's Fiction/Chick-Lit
Series: N/A
List Price: $4.99
Sensuality: PG-13
Stars: 5/5

As a wildlife rehabilitator in southeast Louisiana, Pamela Wells has dealt with her fair share of wild animals, but her reclusive life is forever changed when she meets an elusive former soldier named Daniel Phillips. Sent to Pamela’s wildlife sanctuary as part of his parole requirements, Daniel and Pamela quickly clash until Daniel’s troubled past unexpectedly comes to light. After serving in Iraq, Daniel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Pamela tries to help ease his condition by introducing him to the healing power of animals. Daniel begins to find peace, and an unexpected kindred spirit in Pamela. Fearing one day she will be forced to give up her beloved sanctuary, Pamela confides in Daniel about her debilitating health. United by their misfortunes, the relationship turns romantic. Just when Pamela has found someone to love and share her burdens, Daniel skips town, crushing her heart. Suddenly Pamela finds herself alone and in a desperate situation. She has no choice but to turn to a ruthless Louisiana attorney, Bob Patrick, for help. Bob promises Pamela financial security in exchange for a life as his obedient wife. When Daniel unexpectedly returns, Bob is not willing to give Pamela up. Like an ensnared bird, Pamela struggles to free herself of her cruel capture. The fight may prove deadly, but Daniel is willing to do anything to save her. Can two broken souls eventually find happiness or, like the broken wings of a dove, will they be forever kept from reaching the heights of heaven.

Mocked by Faith **Michele Richard**

Publication Date: August 25, 1011
Genre: Christian/Women's Fiction/Contemporary
Series: Mocked
List Price: $7.99
Sensuality: PG-13
Stars: 2.5/5


For Alexia Cross and Justin McNear, things are not what they seem.  Both were born and raised in hidden, gated communities.  A place where time virtually stands still and marriages are arranged by parents before a child’s 18th birthday.

Alexia is destined to be her community’s first spinster.  In a last ditch effort, a husband is found.  The only complication?  He has no idea he has been betrothed. Will his history of dating outsiders help or hinder his relationship with his future wife?

Justin McNear searched outside his church for the woman of his dreams. Returning home after failing, he knows he needs to rectify his life and his faith. Can a woman he’s never met make him whole again?

Will this couple end up mocked by their own faith?  Follow Alexia and Justin through the trials and tribulations of finding, falling, and surviving each other's love. It’s never easy saying “I do” to someone you don’t know.

Midlife Menage **Stacey Espino**

Publication Date: March 28, 2012
Genre: Western/Contemporary/Menage/Novella/Erotica
Series: Ride 'Em Hard
List Price: $4.59
Sensuality: NC-17
Stars: 4.5/5


Wendy McCay is a forty-four-year-old mother of four grown children. She hides behind her widow status every time her wealthy neighbor, Wade Laweson, shows interest in her. He's a constant temptation, but she feels her time for love is over. When she has to take on a boarder after a drought destroys her wheat crop, her control is tested having Jackson Taylor, a strapping, young rodeo rider, under her roof. He is impulsive, passionate, and makes her feel young again.

With both men turning on the charm, insisting she accept the wanton woman waiting to be freed, she's in for a losing battle. Will she be able to give her guarded heart over to both men and find a new happily ever after? Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among the men.


A Desperate Journey **Debra Parmley**

Publication Date: July 22, 2008
Genre: Historical/Suspense/Adventure
Series: N/A
List Price: $4.40
Sensuality: PG
Stars: 4/5


Sometimes a journey of the heart is the most dangerous journey of all. Sally Wheeler learned the hard way that men aren't always what they seem. Now she will stop at nothing to track down the bigamist husband who stole her child and abandoned her on their failing Kansas farm. Even if it means traveling with a handsome maverick who could change her mind about men.

Free after spending seven years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Rob Truman aims to balance the scales of justice on the man who sent him there—Luke Wheeler. His quest doesn't include falling for the one woman who will lead him to his quarry, but Sally's courage in the face of her fear touches his soul.

Through dangerous days and nights on the trail, neither Sally nor Rob can ignore their growing feelings for each other. Yet both are haunted by the poor judgment that, in the past, led them down the wrong road. Love—and trust—are luxuries neither of them can afford.

But as the bullets start flying, love may be all that saves them—and Sally's son.

Warning: This title contains ornery mules and ornery men. Get ready to see how the West was really won – one relationship at a time!

Author Interview **Amy L. Peterson**

Thanks for allowing me to interview you, Amy! Here we have author of From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds. I asked her here to talk about her life's work, her family, and just anything interesting.
  • Well, here we go. First question, when did you decide you wanted to write novels? 
When I discovered Erma Bombeck’s books as a teenager, I hoped that maybe my life would be interesting and funny enough one day that I could write something humorous, too.  Of course, back then, I had no idea I’d end up marrying a guy with four kids, and that I’d end up with a small zoo inside my house.
  • Haha, I don't think anyone does. Sounds like my house when we had a friend living with us. Oh, man, it was crazy.When did you publish your first book? 
My book From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds was published on Amazon as an e-book in December 2011.  The paperback version was published on Amazon in March 2012.  
  • So, it hasn't been very long. When did you write your first book (published or not)? 
My book took about a year and a half of concentrated time to write.  In my house, there isn’t much concentrated time, though, because I have a fun husband, two dogs, a cat, a ferret and twelve hamsters.  If I ran away for a couple of months, I could probably get more writing done, but what fun would that be?
  • Wow! That's insane. Never thought I'd find anyone with a crazier house than mine. WSo, whe you have a chance to read, what is your favorite genre? 
Humor.  I find a lot of humor in life and think there are still people in need of a good laugh.  In my book, I laugh at myself, my beau, Mark, and even my mother.  My blog postings at are also light-hearted.
  • We always need some laughs in our life, I'll have to subscribe to your blog. do you have a muse that sparks your creativity? If so, what/who is it?
 I find a lot that’s amus-ing but I don’t have a muse.  
  • Interesting. Well then, what sparked the idea for your novel(s)? 
When I became a stepmom in the mid 1990s, there weren’t a lot of uplifting resources out there to help me figure out what I was getting myself into in becoming a stepmom.  So I sat down and started writing what I had experienced, which, with some distance, was pretty darn funny.  I also realized that my experience was all the more interesting because I was dealing with three girls and one boy, and because of their ages—three, five, 13 and 15.  Based on my experience, I include 70 tips in my book, including “Tip #12:  There is no dictionary of common toys children play with, or a book of common responses when, say, dolls are sick.  Relax and trust yourself to blunder through.”  
  • That will be soo helpful for all soon-to-be moms! Do you ever listen to music when you write? If so, who do you listen to? 
 I only listen to music when I need to shut out any noise around me, like when the NCAA basketball games were on in the background—not that I’m not a basketball fan but well, most games are won in the last few minutes, so I tuned them out until then.  Because my computer is old and slow, I generally just go to free tunes on an online radio site and get right back to typing.  
  • Ah. My laptop has had tons of viruses, so I know how you feel. Do you have a certain place where you write the best?
I would write best on a tropical island with a warm breeze and birds singing and where a guy name Swen brought me those colorful fruity drinks whenever I need one.  But since that’s not likely to happen, I settle for my kitchen table mostly.  
  • Haha, I think we ALL would do our best (or worst depending on our attention span and how hot he was) work. What is your favorite part of writing? 
Two things:  the positive responses from people who said they got a laugh or two from my writing, and the amazing people out there that do reviews, book blog sites and help authors promote books without getting a dime for their efforts.  The passion of the book-ish people out there is amazing.
  • It's always great to find people as in love with books as myself. Do you have a favorite author?
 Erma Bombeck.  
  • Do they ever inspire you as you write? 
She did….
  • Can you describe your writing routine for us?
    I write for a half hour during my lunch break at work in the inspiring setting of a government office cubicle.  After work, and after dinner, exercising the dogs and other housely duties, I write in the evenings until my eyes go cross-eyed or I find myself writing gibberish.  On the weekends I write every spare moment I can, which is why there are some really nifty cobwebs in my house.  
    • What advice would you give someone trying to become a published author? 
    Network, network, network.  I’ve stumbled upon one site after another related to books and it’s taken months to begin to figure out which sites have advantages for me and which do not.  For example, BookBlogs has been the number one site for me to get followers, subscribers and Like-ers and for finding book reviewers, several of whom are participating in my upcoming book blog tour.  I found you there as well!  Authonomy is a good site for writers with or without complete manuscripts, but only the most popular postings get reviewed by editors at this site, which is run by HarperCollins.  So it takes a while to figure out the various sites and how best to use them.  Then it’s a matter of finding the time to use them.  
    • Yes, I've learned you need to network a lot to get popular. I like to use Goodreads, BookBlogs, and Amazon. Do you ever do book signings?If so, where can we find you?
    In November 2011, I discovered that Michigan State University has a machine that can crank out paperbacks in the time it takes to make a cup of espresso.  I had numerous copies of my book made there to give to reviewers, friends and family, which helped get the word out while I was hiring out someone to professionally format my book for online book sales.  My first book signing was at my mom’s and involved two of her best friends getting MSU copies signed.  I blogged about that to remind myself (and others) that every author has a humble beginning.  In an ongoing effort to stumble upon a publisher, from April 8th-28th I’m having a virtual book tour, and many of the tour spots will have give-aways of the final paperback version of my book (imagine glossy cover, fancy fonts) which I will sign for the winners.  My dream is still to have a book signing at a book store, which is why I appreciate the exposure from this interview.  Thank you!

    No, thank you! We readers do so enjoy learning all about authors and how they write. It's a fascinating thing.

    Hobbies/Home Life  
    • What do you do you do for fun?
     I throw on my ghillie suit, creep outside in my backyard or around a nearby park and photograph wildlife.  I also enjoy fishing, particularly when I out-fish Mark.
    • Very nice. I love photography, and I have a brother thaat is a fishing fanatic. Can you tell us about your kids?
    I have four great stepkids that are all 21 and older and either contributing--or on their way to contributing--to society somehow. Because they chat with me when they call and at least pretend to like me, they’re my best evidence that at least some of the advice in my book is sound.  They all show up for birthday parties and holidays and are all really great kids.
    • That's great! Are you married? How did your hubbie propose? 
    My hubby—who is by nature quite cool and confident--asked for my dad’s permission to marry me in Chapter 7 of my book which is called:  “Is That Sweat Dripping Off Your Forehead, Honey?” He proposed to me in the next, hilarious chapter, “Delay of Game:  Ten Yard Penalty.”
    • Huh. I can't wait to read your book to find out EXACTLY what happened.What’s your favorite food? 
    I’m impartial to Mexican food because it’s tasty and messy.  My all-time favorite restaurant is The Roadhouse Mexican Bar and Grill in the tiny northern Michigan town of Benzonia.  Their icy cold beer is nice, too.
    • Yumm. Favorite drink? 
    Mark and I found some amazing tropical drinks at a restaurant in Bonaire on our honeymoon years ago, but that place didn’t survive a particularly evil hurricane.  With that no longer an option, an icy cold beer will do just fine.  
    • They sound tasty! Favorite color? 
    Right now, blue.  My book cover has a nifty shade of blue that’s bright and cheery.  You can see it and read comments about my book on my landing page.
    • Favorite music genre? 
    Whatever Adele is classified as.
    • Haha, she's her own genre! Just kidding I just have no idea...Favorite artist? 
    Adele.  And I’m a die-hard John Denver fan.  Both Adele and John have phenomenal voices and their range is amazing, though John is probably more home on the range than Adele.  
    • I've never heard of him. I'm more of a AC/DC type of girl. When you are at home alone, what is the first thing you do?  
    Get my lap dog situated on my lap, turn on the computer and whistle while I network. 

    Haha, that sounds great! Thanks for allowing me to interview you!

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    The Heritage **Johnny Ray**

    Publication Date: October 21, 2011
    Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Contemporary Romance
    Series: N/A
    List Price:  $3.49
    Sensuality: PG
    Stars: 4/5


    New York City socialite Kristina Sutherland, the daughter of legendary Lawson Sutherland, a top executive with Lyon International discovers she’s pregnant, but doesn’t remember having sex for a long time. While contemplating an abortion she bumps into and confides in Shawn Davis, the head of security at Lyon International and asks him to take her to an abortion clinic out of the city for consultation, making him promise to keep any details in confidence. While she realizes she needs him as a bodyguard to keep the press away and guard her privacy she also knows he has a loyalty conflict due to his position in the corporation. Shawn provides security to the company elite and their families. Desperate, she knows no one else to turn to that she trusts.
    Shawn is the secret grandson of Brent Lyon, the chairman of the board of Lyon International. After Brent asks Shawn to come to his office they talk about their past and how Brent regrets his earlier decisions. Brent had disowned his daughter, Shawn’s mother when she ran off with a want-to-be rock star. She had raised Shawn on her own until she died a few years earlier. Brent had invited Shawn back into his life only after her death, and only to a small degree, which had to remain a secret to avoid scandals which could ruin the corporation.


    1 Copy of Demon Soul by Christine Ashworth (e-book0

    Gabriel Caine stands on the edge of the abyss. A vampire has stolen his soul and if he doesn't get it back soon, his next step will be into Hell. Only the naïvely mysterious Rose can help him retrieve it. Without her, he really will become the devil himself. Rose Walters has been sent back from the dead to complete one task-save Gabriel Caine. She's drawn to Gabriel on the most basic level, but restoring his soul may cost Rose her life. Rose has touched the whole of Gabriel, making him yearn for a love he believes he can never have. Her willingness to put her human life on the line for him forces him to bring all three parts of himself-demon, human, and Feri bloodlines, and the strengths of each-into harmony and into the fight that decides their fate.

    ABOUT ME: Christine Ashworth

    I’m old enough to know better and young enough to enjoy breaking some rules. I love cats, demons, witches, vampires and some angels. And gardening. Oh, and cooking, and wine. And I totally adore teenagers.
    For some reason, I’m constantly drawn into conversations that start with protecting ourselves from a zombie apocalypse, and spiral out from there. So you can see why I’m a writer.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    No Matter What **Michelle Betham**

    Publication Date:  March 28, 2011
    Genre: Contemporary/Chick-Lit
    Series: N/A
    List Price:  Free
    Sensuality: PG
    Stars: 4/5


    India Steven is an ordinary English girl from an ordinary English city, until a chance meeting with major movie star Reece Brogan catapults her into a 
    new and extraordinary life that takes her from the streets of North East England to the glamor filled world of Hollywood.

    From legal secretary to movie star almost overnight, she's living the dream. In a relationship with her drop-dead gorgeous, and incredibly sexy, co-star Kenny Ross, a house on the beach, and more money than she could ever imagine, it seems as though nothing can spoil her wonderful, new, glamorous life.    

    But hidden secrets, bitter jealousy, and a dangerous obsession are set to turn her incredible new life upside down, in ways she can't even begin to imagine...