(All three books and just pay the one price)
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Once upon a time a beautiful girl fell in love with a beast…’ It is a tale as old as time but what if all you thought you knew about Beauty and her Beast is wrong? In this novel, Beauty comes out of the shadows to set the record straight, beginning with her first glimpse of the vampire that would change her life and moving on through the ages of love, loss, and immortality. From eighteenth century France to modern-day New Orleans, a tale is woven that will make you question your perception of what it means to live, what it means to love forever, and what it means to look the beast in the eyes and know only passion. Do you believe in magick? Can you imagine the shades of gray in things that appear black or white? Then prepare yourself for the greatest love story never told. This is not your child’s fairytale. This is the real story of Beauty and her Beast.
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Author Bio: Keair Snyder is an author from Columbus, Ohio. She lives with her boyfriend, her two dogs, her two birds, and her bunny. She is the author of two novels and is currently working on the sequel to Beauty.
Blog Link: http://thehappyhippiewitch.blogspot.com/
(The Immortal Chronicles Book 1)
In Immortal At Sea, the first adventure in The Immortal Chronicles Adam talks about what it took to make it back to shore safely, and why it’s a bad idea to sail on a gilded ship. His adventures on the high seas have taken him from the Mediterranean to the Barbary Coast, and if there’s one thing he learned, it’s that maybe the sea is trying to tell him to stay on dry land.
“if you’ve been around for long enough, you’re bound to experience a few unpleasant things: fires, earthquakes, avalanches, volcanoes, sometimes all on the same afternoon. Boats, I can tell you from first-hand experience, sink. A lot. Sometimes it’s because whoever made the boat for you made a crappy boat. Maybe you made a crappy boat. There is also the occasional psychotically malevolent storm that doesn’t care how well designed your boat is. When you encounter something like that, and the thing you were relying upon to keep you alive ends up sinking, you really want to know you’re not too far from the safety of solid ground. Oh, and here’s another thing to worry about when you’re in a boat: sea serpents.” –Adam
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Gene Doucette is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, playwright, humorist, essayist, father, husband, cyclist, dog owner – and a few other things, too. He is, in other words, a writer. A graduate of Boston College, he lives in Cambridge, MA with his family. His standalone novel Fixer and the books in his critically acclaimed Immortal series – which follows a sarcastic, alcoholic, 60,000 year old man named Adam – are his publisher’s top sellers, and have spent months at a time respectively on Amazon bestseller lists. The third installment in the Immortal series – Immortal at the Edge of the World – has just been released.
Publication date: October 14th 2014
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Psychological
Synopsis: Based on the Spanish legend of La Santa Compaña (The Holy Company), this story talks about the unknown and unexplainable things that go bump in the night. When a group of teenagers decided to spend some time in their hometown’s graveyard, they didn’t know they were going to learn about one of the darkest periods in the history of their town. The souls of the dead, hooded figures, and weird deaths combine in this chilling story of ancient legends and actual facts.
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AUTHOR BIO: Rosa Storm is a Spanish writer who has loved the written word since she discovered she was able to read books at age 5. Since then, she has become a bookworm and reads around 100 books every year. She also writes, every day, compulsively, even in the middle of the night. You cannot control when inspiration hits you, can you? She writes in English because she is convinced that in a previous life she was British, so writing in English feels more natural to her than writing in her native language. Yes, she is crazy like that. She now spends her time with her amazing husband, author Mark Stone, between Spain and Phoenix, Arizona, which is great because the long flights let her catch up with her long list of books to read.
Rosa Storm is the author of “Never Again”, a chilling short story included in the anthology of scary tales titled “Satan’s Holiday”, and “Deadly Company”, a horrifying short story included in the anthology of urban legends “Don’t Look Back”. She also writes award-winning collections of short stories for children under her real name, Cinta Garcia de la Rosa.
Can she remember enough to save herself? Can she change enough to save her planet?
A woman wakes to find herself pregnant but amnesiac. In exploring the building within which she awoke, she discovers a children’s play room and an enticing train set. Touching the train transports her into the river valley the train model set up had reflected, and she faces three trials. Upon completing the final trial she wakes to another new reality, this time on a space ship, where she learns her trials were part of a far greater transformation and that her line is intended to form the core of a resistance against alien invaders now marauding the Earth.
A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She’s lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she’s gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She’s currently based in Milwaukee with her three loves: her husband and two Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form.
By Jacqueline Smith
Genre: Paranormal/Ghost Fiction
Blurb: Some secrets are best kept laid to rest. At least, that’s as far as Michael Sinclair is concerned. At twenty-seven, he has spent his entire life pretending that the ghosts he encounters on a daily basis do not exist. Now, if only the dead would let him rest in peace. But that doesn’t seem likely, especially after Kate Avery and her ailing brother, Gavin, move in next door. Kate and Gavin are haunted. This spirit is aggressive, menacing, and harboring a dark resentment toward Gavin. Now, for the sake of friends and strangers alike, Michael must choose between preserving his cherished anonymity and lending his aid to those for whom all hope seems lost.
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Mini-Bio: Jacqueline E. Smith makes her writing debut with Cemetery Tours. A longtime lover of words, stories, and characters, Jacqueline earned her Master’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012. She lives and writes in Dallas, Texas, but is not-so-secretly hoping for her own private lake house.
Blog Link: http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com
Hello everyone. I know it has been a while since I featured an author interview, and no excuse will I offer other than the fact that I have been super busy with everything going on in the writing world this year. To make up for this lapse in featuring new talent, I want to introduce you to a young author that I have featured many times on my blog but never a personal interview. This changes today as he finally takes the stage. He is, James Crawford.
“About the Author” – James Crawford lives in Horn Lake Mississippi with his partner of 7 years. He grew up in Foxburgh, Pa (a small town in the middle of nowhere.) He began writing the Leech series in 2007 after having a reoccurring dream about a young boy with skin whiter than a sheet. The story inspired a writing frenzy that is shaping into the Leech series.
How long have you been writing?
I began writing in 2007. I actually have no formal writing skills and when I started out it was just an attempt to get the story out of my head. At the time I had no intention of publishing it. It wasn’t until I became brave enough to share my story that I was told how good it was and convinced that I should get it published.
What was your life like before becoming an author?
Its actually strange to look back and see all the time I had and didn’t realize. I was a World of Warcraft junkie. I spent tons of mindless hours just playing that game and never really getting anywhere.
Who or what inspired you to write?
Although I was inspired to write by the series of dreams I had I have to give some credit to the late Perry Moore. He showed me that a story could have a gay main character without the stories focus being on his sexuality.
Hero by Perry Moore Link: http://amzn.com/1423101960
Do you have a specific writing style or genre?
I prefer to write YA paranormal. It’s always been my favorite genre to read so I guess it’s only natural for my brain to be programmed to write in that way.
Tell me about your latest book? What’s it about?
My latest book is actually the second book in the Leech series. It is called Jack. It picks up right where the story of Caleo left off. This books is told from Jack prospective as he is trying to wrap his head around living in a world without the one he loves. When he discovers that there is a chance his love is still alive he sets out on an adventure to find and bring them back home.
“Jack” (Leech Series – Book 2 http://amzn.com/B00C275OE6
What was your favorite part of the book to write?
I love writing the first draft of a story. It’s the part where all the characters are yelling at you at once. You know where you want the story to go, but the details of the journey take a life of their own and sometimes re-write the whole ending. It’s as close to reading as the story gets.
What was the hardest part to write?
Oh the hardest part is keeping the characters voices at bay when you have to perform real life tasks like driving, or working a daily job. When you are in writing mode you constantly hear from your characters, if they like a scene, if they don’t, or if they just want you to rewrite a whole chapter. It’s hard to function some days.
What do you find most rewarding in writing a book?
I would have to say all the great people I met along the way. Yeah there are some pretty rotten people who’s soul goal is to rain on any day you want to enjoy, but you know what, there are far more people out there who are so kind and so supportive that even though it might be raining you are still laughing and splashing in the puddles they created. The fellow authors who go out of their way to teach you some trick. The bloggers who help spread the word about my books for sometimes less than a thank you from the authors and most importantly the readers who send emails saying how much they loved our books and how it touch them. You guys are the most rewarding part.
Do you have any other books complete or in progress?
Right now I just have the two books out. Caleo Leech book 1 and Jack Leech book 2. I am working on the third and final book in the series right now. It is called Nolan. I am hoping to have its cover up in a few months but I don’t think it will be published until April 2014.
What are your future plans in regards to writing?
At the moment I have three stories on the back burner that I am hoping to get to after the Leech series is complete; A sky pirate series, a werewolf novel, and a superhero (actual capes and spandex) series.
Are you listed on the major social networks like facebook, twitter, goodreads, etc…
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?
If you have a story you think others would enjoy start writing. You don’t have to be great at grammar, you don’t even have to know what you’re doing. Just start writing, then write some more, go back read what you got, and don’t be afraid to ask others for help. If you are passionate about getting your story out there you will learn as you go.
Outside of writing, what is your most favorite thing to do and why?
I am a TV junkie. I love tv series. The longer they are running the better. Falling in love, falling for the characters, seeing them develop over the episodes. Yeah, I am just a story junkie I guess because it’s the same for book.
Anything else you would like to add for future fans and friends?
I am and will always be very approachable. Drop me an email, I love to talk about book & TV. If you are looking to self publish and need some help or advice, I will be glad to help you not make my mistakes. Or if you just want to say hey, I will always respond to an email.
Thanks James, for sharing your story. You are an excellent story-teller and I am looking forward to reading more of your series. Please keep in touch. Big hugs and best wishes to you always.
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Caleo (book 1 – Leech Series)
by James Crawford
Every High School has their social outcasts. The band nerds, the math geeks, the chess club, the girl that chews her hair, but at Butler High, even the creepy nose picker in the chess club is more popular than Caleo Anima. No matter what he did, his pale skin, snow white hair, and piercing blue eyes always made him an easy target. He used to think that the only way things could get worse would be if someone found out that he was gay, but that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg of problems after a mysterious stranger shows up and changes Caleo’s life forever.
Hidden amongst our society, a secret and magical race of people known as ‘Leeches’, have been engaging in civil war for decades. Both sides are desperately searching for a weapon with unlimited power that will give them the advantage they need to rule their world. This wouldn’t mean anything to Caleo, except for one problem…He is that weapon!
Forget making it through High School. Caleo has bigger problems! As the search for him goes on, the world is quickly crumbling around him. He’s now fighting for his life and the life of what little family he has left. With the help of new friends, he has little time to try and master his newly found powers as he tries to figure out who he can trust, who is trying to use him, and who just wants him dead. One wrong step and being the awkward pale outcast will be the least of his worries.
Jack (Book 2 – Leech Series)
by James Crawford
About the Author:
James Crawford lives in Horn Lake Mississippi with his partner of 7 years. He began writing the Leech series in 2007 after having a reoccurring dream about about a young boy with skin whiter then a sheet. The story inspired a writing frenzy that is shaping into the Leech series.
Hello, my friends. I am a little behind on things because I have been crazy busy juggling a bunch of projects, including preparing for a summer tour, two conventions, and being featured in a local magazine. My stuff aside, for today I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to a talented new friend I made on twitter. I had no idea of the accomplishments of this wonderful and super friendly lady and it my pleasure to share her story with you. She is Veronica Scott.
“About the Author” I’m sort of from all over, born in Syracuse, NY…also lived in Huntsville, AL and various places here in California. I married my high school sweetheart, who was in the USMC. I was widowed at a very young age, when my kids were 3 and 5, so I put off getting serious about my writing (in terms of trying to become published) until they were pretty grown up. I have a wonderful grandson and two cats! I have a day job in aerospace, much as I’d love to be a fulltime writer, there are bills to pay. Mars rovers and long earrings are two of my favorite things.
How long have you been writing? I started writing when I was about seven – still have that self illustrated book, which was a rambling fairy tale full of winged horses. I wrote really derivative science fiction in middle school and high school but I was at least honing my craft, right? My first book “Priestess of the Nile” was published by Carina Press in January 2012 and I self published my award winning Science Fiction Romance “Wreck of the Nebula Dream” in March 2012. So I had a whole lot of experiences last year, which was so much fun! My next book from Carina will be “Warrior of the Nile,” due out in September of this year. And I’m always writing!
What was your life like before becoming an author? Um, there was no life LOL? It’s amazing how much time a published writer needs to spend on doing book promo and social media. You meet a lot of wonderful people tough!
Who or what inspired you to write? Like so many other authors, I LOVE to read and eventually I ran out of books, so I launched into writing my own stories. Some of the authors who inspired me were Anne McCaffrey, Andre Norton, Nalini Singh, Patricia Briggs, Mary Balogh, Georgette Heyer, Barbara Delinsky….
Do you have a specific writing style or genre? I used to write exclusively science fiction romance but then I decided to try writing a paranormal romance about shifters and THEN I wrote my book about Sobek the Crocodile God of ancient Egypt actually being a shifter and falling in love with a human woman. So I tend to write about either the distant past or the far future. No in between LOL. I don’t think I have a good contemporary romance or a mystery in me, although I LOVE reading them.
Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.
All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self-destruction.
But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?
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What was your favorite part of the book to write? I always start with the beginning, the ending and a few key scenes of the book in mind, so I love writing those. Then it gets hard, which leads to your next question…
What was the hardest part to write? We have a joke in my family in fact because on one of my science fiction stories I just didn’t want to have to write all the stuff about the hero and heroine crossing a big nasty river, so I tried to get away with just saying basically “And then they crossed the river.” Yeah, that so did NOT work for anyone, myself included. When I did write the actual scene, which involved a tense pursuit by bad guys and all kinds of drama, it turned out to be a very important point in the story. This is what happens when you’re a pantster like me!
What do you find most rewarding in writing a book? I love discovering new things about my characters and that there are other twists and turns to their adventure than I’d expected. I also really enjoy hearing from Readers that they’ve enjoyed a book, getting feedback or questions! That’s the very best thing!
Do you have any other books complete or in progress? I’m in the middle of another Ancient Egyptian paranormal right now, that is actually a sequel to “Priestess of the Nile.” This one has the working title “Magic of the Nile”. I also have a new science fiction romance about ¾ of the way through the first draft. Always writing something! And I have two books out on submission.
What are your future plans in regards to writing? Writing is like breathing to me, so I’ll never stop. I seem to alternate science fiction and the Ancient Egyptians. I’d like to write a good series, have a few things in mind but nothing concrete as yet.
Are you listed on the major social networks like facebook, twitter, goodreads, etc… Twitter is my favorite thing! Here are my contacts:
I also blog at Word Whores every Saturday, Paranormal Romantics on the 13th of the month and Here Be Magic on occasion. I tend to write whatever’s on my mind, not so much about the craft of writing.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer? You have to get the words out of your mind and onto the paper (which in my case is actually the computer). Write every day! And don’t second guess yourself on the first draft, just keep writing.
Outside of writing, what is your most favorite thing to do and why? I love to read, I enjoy a good science fiction or action movie, “Project Runway” and “Top Chef” are must-see TV for me….I’m kind of sedentary but I do enjoy a nice long walk! I like to play games with my grandson.
Anything else you would like to add for future fans and friends? Thanks in advance for taking the chance of reading a book, whether it’s mine or someone else’s. A lot of time and love go into every word and we writers just want to tell a good story, entertain you.
Thank you, Veronica. You are absolutely amazing. I am looking forward to reading your work as I am a big fan of paranormal though my writing is actually romantic drama. Best wishes to your ongoing publishing success.
by Stephen Orsmby
Road to Hell is a graphic depiction of love, hatred and the power of the heart, as we join Conrad in the sixteen hundreds, and follow him on his journey of self-destruction.
Once in love with his life, Conrad’s world is rocked when he discovers his beloved is cheating on him. Using blood magic and power, Conrad seeks his revenge and pays the ultimate price in this brutal and violent tale of vengeance.
(This book is a novella and prequel to “The Undead Hunters” Series. “Pendant” the first full length novel of this series is due out April 5th, 2013.)
Warning: Adult theme – Graphic dark horror
Stephen C Ormsby was an IT professional for twenty years before deciding to lead a more creative life. He has always loved the idea of writing novels and had written four when Long Lost Song came along, demanding to be published. This is his first but will not be his last.
He lives in South Gippsland- Australia, with his wife, two children and a mad cat. He has travelled extensively, is an avid reader, and enjoys listening to a wide range of music.