Authors Supporting Our Troops #ASOT2015

Originally posted on Armand Rosamilia:

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We had such a huge success with Authors Supporting Our Troops 2014 (#ASOT2014) that we’re doing it again in 2015 (#ASOT2015) with bigger goals! And you can help!

Let me explain the program again so I don’t have to spend so much time this year telling helpful people what we do and do not need to make this another successful year.

First off, we never really stopped collecting author-signed books, we just haven’t posted too much about it once the official end date of May 15th 2014 came and went. We collected 2,500 books from authors and publishers in the four months we promoted it. I think that is awesome.

Since then we’ve managed about 400 more books and sent out three more shipment overseas to soldiers. The goal for 2015 is to break 3,500 books collected and shipped. We can only do that with your help.

So, what are…

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InD’tale Magazine: December 2014/January 2015 Holiday Double Issue

unnamed (5)InD’tale Magazine has worked especially hard to make sure you have what you need on those quiet, cozy evening – awesome books, incredible interviews, great holiday articles… All packed into one large issue and sent with more love than you can imagine from every one of us to each one of you. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and very joyous new year!

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Free Short Story – “There’s No Going Back” by Siggy Buckley

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Dear friends,

I am proud to announce that together with my writer friend, Anu Lal, and I am resurrecting Writers Gettogether. So we’re actively looking for submissions again! Send us your news! You’ll find me promoting it on FB again as of tomorrow!

61he80qr0vL._SL1000_ My way of giving thanks this year:  Free copies of my historic #short story “There is no Going back” from: today, 25th (my birthday till Black Friday! http://amzn.to/1Fl9Ezc. Thanking for a life I am allowed to live in #freedom and without #wars in contrast to my ancestors’ generations and many millions of people around the world who live as #refugees today. Happy #Thanksgiving all!

Hoping to hear from you, Siggy

Siggy Buckley

http://www.NextTimeLucky.com

 

http://www.SiggyBuckley.blogspot.com

Member of National League of American Pen Women

 

 

Release Day for The Sword and the Flame: The Lightwalker

Originally posted on The BiaLog:

Good morning everyone! I have some wonderful news! After a year and a half of blood, sweat, and cursing, the third Sword and the Flame novel is here! I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of my readers that kept asking when the next novel was coming out. Though I didn’t intend to continue the series, you guys helped inspire my muse and brought back  Janessa, Viola, Gilliam, Galin, and the others. It’s to all of you I dedicate this release. Hope you enjoy reading it as I did writing it.

The link to Amazon is below the excerpt, and while there check out The Winter Creek Beast. A werewolf and bigfoot horror novella that is free today, November 22 as part of the release festivities.

As an added bonus I am happy to officially announce this spawned two more novels in the series, The Dragonmaster…

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“Torn: Sixty days of Calaboose” by Tracy James Jones

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10726427_873285092696012_1300535962_n“Torn: Sixty days of Calaboose

~ A Fictional Memoir ~

 (Contemporary Psychological LGBT Drama)

Warning: Adult language, mild sexual situations.

“It is said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste…

For some, it is also a very terrifying thing to lose…”

 Logline: Unjustly accused of a crime, a sensitive, feminine male struggles to keep his sanity while incarcerated in a small town jail fully inhabited by a variety of unpredictable strangers.

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What could possibly go wrong for a sensitive effeminate male unexpectedly incarcerated in a room full of unpredictable strangers?  For Adrian Bailey, just about everything, and in the midst of constant fear, lies, prejudice, and madness, he finds more…

 Excerpt:  From the diary of Adrian Bailey

The United Rural Farmers Detention Center (U.R.F.D.C.) located on the center-south side of downtown was a new place with an old name and a reputation that preceded it for many generations.   In the whole county, name recognition was everything from Judges, Lawyers, business owners, city officials and more.  The U.R.F. had its share as well, all the way up the chain of Command, and just like everyone else in the county, some of them also had a few brushes with the law, some extremely serious, but none of their names would ever follow the word “inmate.”  That was just one of the stories that would pop into Adrian’s mind as he sat again cuffed to a bench, waiting his turn to be processed in.  Another horrific tale that would come to mind was the stories of beatings, abuse of authority, and even rape.  Being asked for a contact name in case of rape was actually one of the questions on the inmate registration form.  Adrian insisted to leave that section blank because if something like that happened, what good would it do him to call any of his people and tell them.

While the entrance attendant was re-working his booking papers, Adrian was un-cuffed and handed over to a guard and led to the nearest holding tank down the hall.  On the way, the guard, a stocky young guy with glasses and a crooked smile asked Adrian a personal question.

“You really thirty-eight,” he asked point blank and staring.

“Yes,” Adrian said soft and plain.

“Humph.  You don’t look it,” the guard decided to say. Adrian wasn’t sure if he should thank him for the compliment or worry he was fishing for a date.  Instead, he simply nodded his head forward and moved on to where he was being led.

When the guard had him delivered to the holding cell, he had the look on his face like he wanted to ask something else.  The question was easy to figure considering Adrian’s obvious sexual orientation, but the guard only opened his mouth, closed it again, and smiled crookedly as he relocked the cell.  Thinking on it later, Adrian had a whole new fear settled in his mind because he realized what the guard was clearly seeing was how feminine he looked.  He was tall and thin, hair and nails were long, and his voice was as soft as any woman he knew.  The fact that he favored his mother, with his father’s American Indian-mixed skin, he grew up often confused with being female, which was as close to being one as he could possibly feel.  Looking the way he did, the problems he thought he could soon have were far worse than he wanted to imagine.  The guard was probably thinking just that, he felt, but had the decency not to say it out loud…

 Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B007WZHX4W

 

“The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick” YA Paranormal Series by SJB Gilmour (Part2)

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“The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick” YA Paranormal Series by SJB Gilmour (Part2)

The second group of the Pack Coppernick Tales.  These are shorts – usually about 10 – 15k words, focusing on the supporting cast in the main series.  They are:
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“Guardians of The One”

Blurb: When two young, and very ordinary, Brown Coat werewolves meet, the last thing they expect is to become two of the most important, and most extraordinary ever. They are about to become Guardians of The One, the legendary werewolf who will call Werenmesse, the gathering of all Folk of Were to unite under the leadership of the mightiest werewolf of all…

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B00IGKJULQ

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71kA-pKwZ7L._SL1024_“Run Ronny Run!”

Blurb: Centuries before he joined the Golden Mane werewolf Sarah Coppernick and her friends, Ronny the gnome wasn’t exactly what you’d call a respectable fellow.  This tale is about just one of his many adventures and also explains how he first met the eccentric and even less respectable Master of Enchanted Flora, the sorcerer James Isaacs.

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B005CT8LXW

 

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81gzBsjxZwL._SL1500_“Melanie Hazelwood, NIghtsmith”
Blurb: Battles have been fought, adventures taken, and now Melanie Hazelwood, the young companion of Sarah Coppernick, has taken her place as Empress of Jilde, the home-world of the goblins. A grand position to be sure, but was a small human girl ever meant to reach such heights???

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B00LDFLVQ8

 

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61D6VzOJgSL._SL1024_“Benjamin McConnell, Silver Shroud.”

Blurb: “Before I start, I must point out that I’m a spellweaver, not a storyteller. I’ve been nagged into doing this, and I’m still not completely convinced it’s a good idea. I’m not about to attempt to pen any long epic tome detailing all my adventures. I’ll leave that to someone better suited to the task. What I am going to tell you is how I became the cursed werewolf I am, how I met Angela of Troy, and how I got tangled up in the biggest adventure of them all… ” (Benjamin McConnell, Silver Shroud Werewolf)
Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B009KX8PLY

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61MipqvS0qL._SL1024_“Angela of Troy”

Blurb: Angelina Troy was a woman of legend. Seasoned veterans feared her sword and gods themselves lusted after her body, just as demons in the pits of the darkest hells loathed her and her necromantic power. Nothing, it seemed, could bring her down. Then she met the one man who neither feared her nor desired her. It was that encounter which was the beginning of her ultimate undoing and her terrible fall from grace…
Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B005J8YPGS

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*All ebooks available on Amazon Prime

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I live in Melbourne Australia with my wonderful wife and two fantastic daughters. I was raised in the family footwear business where I still work, but I’ve done a great deal besides. I’ve edited, researched, sub-edited and published. I’ve done a stint in the Royal Australian Navy, run a small café and pumped diesel at a bus depot. I’m a travel junkie, amateur birdwatcher and overall book and film nerd.

Amazon Author Page::  http://www.amazon.com/SJB-Gilmour/e/B005321S10/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

I blog at: http://sgilmour.wordpress.com

I Tweet: https://twitter.com/sjbgilmour

Friend me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjbgilmour

Like my Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SJB-Gilmour/155373837870604?ref=tn_tnmn

“The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick” YA Paranormal Series by SJB Gilmour (Part1)

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“The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick” YA Paranormal Series by SJB Gilmour (Part1)

71D5isItZ-L._SL1024_“Golden Mane” –  Book one of The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick.

Blurb: When she thought about monsters like werewolves and vampires, which wasn’t very often, Sarah Coppernick felt quite safe in the knowledge that such awful creatures were not real. The last thing she expected was to discover such creatures are every bit as real as you. Even more unexpected for Sarah, was the discovery that she herself was one of them…

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B0052T15FS

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91tbvZz+5SL._SL1500_“Renegades of Wolfenvald” -  Book Two of The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick

Blurb: As if things weren’t bad enough. Golden Mane werewolf Sarah Coppernick has found one half of the mystical Star of Planes. Now she has to find the next piece so she can use it to defeat the evil Mautallius and the entire Sorcerers’ Guild, and destroy Conundrum Gate. But how is young girl to do that with only a tiny rag-tag bunch of renegade sorcerers and werewolves for allies…?

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B008JJY8DO

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81JrLYTCbXL._SL1500_“Armies of Nine” – Book Three of The Adventures of Sarah Coppernick
Blurb: Sarah and her best friend Mel now have both pieces of The Star of Planes – the mystical key to operating Conundrum Gate. The race is on to discover the secrets to using The Star, and indeed their own powers, before the evil Mautallius can use The Gate to unleash the ultimate horror!

Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B00E1XPK0M

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 *All ebooks available on Amazon Prime

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About the Author:

unnamedI live in Melbourne Australia with my wonderful wife and two fantastic daughters. I was raised in the family footwear business where I still work, but I’ve done a great deal besides. I’ve edited, researched, sub-edited and published. I’ve done a stint in the Royal Australian Navy, run a small café and pumped diesel at a bus depot. I’m a travel junkie, amateur birdwatcher and overall book and film nerd.

 

Here’s the link:  http://www.amazon.com/SJB-Gilmour/e/B005321S10/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

I blog at: http://sgilmour.wordpress.com

I Tweet: https://twitter.com/sjbgilmour

Friend me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjbgilmour

Like my Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SJB-Gilmour/155373837870604?ref=tn_tnmn

BTSeMag Feature: “Slow Hand” by Victoria Vane

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51Mv2bQkqFL“Slow Hand” by Victoria Vane ( Link -http://issuu.com/btsemag/docs/nov-dec-2014/49 )

In rural Montana … Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.

Even the lawyers wear boots …Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can’t resist a cowboy with a slow hand…

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Excerpt:

“Don’t you have to be in court soon, Counselor?” she reminded him in a voice that came out breathless.

“Yeah, I do,” he replied. “Guess I got a bit sidetracked. You’re turning out to be a big distraction, you know that?”

She bit her lip. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be such an imposition.”

“I said a distraction not an imposition. There’s a big difference. I didn’t realize until now just how badly I’ve needed such a distraction.” He stepped away with a reluctant sigh.

Her pulse still hammering in anticipation, Nikki exhaled the breath she hadn’t realized was trapped in her chest.

Wade spun toward his office. “Help yourself to the phone and anything else while I get cleaned up.” He paused again on the threshold. “Of course, you’re welcome to use my office if you need greater privacy.” He added over his shoulder with a look of devilment. “Or in the event any wild impulse overtakes you while I shower.”

He went to work on his shirt buttons. His collar was soon wide open revealing a generous show of muscular chest that make her hands itch to rip it off him. She diverted her gaze and curled her itchy hands by her sides.

“Have no fear, cowboy,” Nikki replied in a tone meant to disguise the warm flush that had come over her. “I corralled all my wild impulses long ago.”

“Did you, now?” He still stood in doorway, head cocked. “Somehow, I think you may have missed a few strays.”

“Maybe I need to make myself clearer. I have an aversion to cocky cowboys.”

Just keep telling yourself that, Nikki. Maybe if you repeat it often enough it’ll become true.

“Is that so?” His brows flew upward. “I can’t say I ever met a woman with an actual aversion to me.”

“Don’t take it personally. It’s nothing against you in particular, but to your type.”

“And what do you think you know about my type?”

“Since I don’t have a pole handy, enough to keep you at arm’s length. Besides that, this whole line of conversation is entirely inappropriate in light of professional ethics, don’t you think? You are my attorney, after all.”

“Well, darlin’”—he scratched his unshaven jaw—“there’s a little hitch to that.”

“What do you mean? You said you’d help me.”

“And I will, but you can’t engage my professional services until I know who you are.”

“I’ve told you who I am!” she insisted.

“Sweetheart, I’m a lawyer, and according to the law, your claim don’t weigh without authentication.”

“Authentication?”

“Proof.”

“So what are you saying? That you don’t believe me?”

“I’m not saying that at all. Only that our professional relationship will commence once you get your ID. In the interim”—his gaze slid over her in a way that threatened to melt her insides—“you’d best find yourself a nice, long, sturdy pole.”

Buy Link for Slow hand http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Hand-Hot-Cowboy-Nights-ebook/dp/B00M1UM7OY/

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Babs Hightower

Promotions Director/BTS Promotions Team Leader 
Babs@btsemag.com

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