Wednesday, May 24, 2017

THE COLOR OF MY LIFE with Author Linda Burson

NEW BOOK RELEASE!
Bank Robbers… Kidnappers… and a daring romance
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THE COLORS OF MY LIFE
Linda Burson
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Class Act Books
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Mrs. Caylie Lyon a devoted, but bored, unhappy housewife of 28 years makes a sudden decision that transforms her and alters her life.
When waiting with her husband, Nolan, in their local bank, a group of masked-men storm through the front doors. When the armed robbers grab a young mother of two to kidnap to ensure their escape, Caylie offers to take her place.
Caylie uses her memories of a handsome movie star, Landon Cordell, to help her deal with her confinement, until she falls in love with one of her kidnappers. They form a close bond, and Caylie’s life is forever changed.
Can their love survive the haunts of Cole’s past and can love be enough when Caylie’s opportunity to meet Landon Cordell becomes a reality?

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About Linda Burson

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Linda Burson, a Connecticut resident for over 27 years, has been writing ever since she was a teenager. She started out writing memoirs and continued writing by attempting several nonfiction pieces.
After attending college, pursuing other interests, and traveling, a lot of Linda’s free time was spent reading mysteries, romance, and women’s contemporary novels.
After several attempts at writing nonfiction, but having life get in the way, she put her passion on hold again. She gave up writing to focus on raising her daughters, being a wife, running her own custom computerized embroidery business and taking care of her dog, a Lhasa Apso named Nathan.
After a serious bout of breast cancer, Linda eventually closed down her business after almost fifteen years. She decided it was time to attempt writing again. This time, however, with nothing to distract her, she decided on tackling fiction, a contemporary, commercial romance with a dark edge.
In January, 2013, she sat down with her laptop and started writing notes about how her novel would progress. After that, the writing began and it never stopped. Before she was aware of it, her idea of a single book turned into a trilogy, which turned into a much longer series called the MARCY SERIES.
When asked about inspiration, Linda has this to say: “Nobody really inspired me to write, but I do remember my mother and father always saying ‘anything you put your mind to you can accomplish. Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you can’t do something.’ Having the support and encouragement of my family is also important. Having my youngest daughter, who works in the publishing field, offer advice and knowledge, has helped me to stay focused and continue to write.”
Linda’s first five books in the Marcy Series are published—and the sixth will be available in 2017. Her hope is to have her complete Marcy Series romantic thriller published in the near future. She is also in the process of writing a new thriller, and has just completed a murder mystery novel which she hopes to have published in 2017, along with her other Romance Thriller/Suspense, The Colors of My Life.
Official website: https://www.lindajburson.com
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Charge of an Angel" by Author Linda Diane Wattley

My name is Leona Tillard. I need your help. You see I have been spending my whole life trying to know who I am. I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. Being a product of a temporary singled-parent home, I was left without some pertinent information that could have possibly told me who I am. Eventually, still a child, my family structure evolved into a blended family situation. In silence, I cried far more than I laughed. 
Don’t get me wrong.  There was much love for me.  I learned early in life that I was a very special little girl.  People loved being in my presence but more than anything, my body was always desired. I didn’t want for anything.  Life was good to me.  I just didn’t understand love and what is considered being a normal human being.  This is where I need your help.  Would you listen to me as I tell you my story about my life?  Tell me who really loved me.  Am I really an angel or a freak of nature?  Your help will be highly appreciated.  In return, I promise to entertain you from beginning to end.  Below find one of my thought processing moments. It came during a time I needed understanding.   Until we meet, enjoy!Don’t get me wrong.  There was much love for me.  I learned early in life that I was a very special little girl.  People loved being in my presence but more than anything, my body was always desired. I didn’t want for anything.  Life was good to me.  I just didn’t understand love and what is considered being a normal human being.  This is where I need your help.  Would you listen to me as I tell you my story about my life?  Tell me who really loved me.  Am I really an angel or a freak of nature?  Your help will be highly appreciated.  In return, I promise to entertain you from beginning to end.  Below find one of my thought processing moments. It came during a time I needed understanding.   Until we meet, enjoy!
Because you are silent does not mean the world does not hear you screaming.  “Charge of an Angel” the first book of the “Love and Redemption Series” is about getting to understand God, love, sex and spirituality.  Children grow up eventually and when they pack their clothes to leave home; the world has no clue what they are carrying in their suitcases.  Am I gay?  Am I a freak or simply a nymphomaniac?  How could this be?  I love God!
                                          “My body was betraying me in the worst way.
“Oh, God, help me! I face you now in my naked and 
weakened state and beg you to save me.” 
I prayed silently.”
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“When someone says to never judge a book by its cover, I truly believe that. For 35 years of my adult life, the strongest person I know, my mother Linda Wattley, shares her life story of trials, tribulations, tragedy and redemption. Until I read Soldier with a Backpack Living and Dying Simultaneously, I never knew what made her tick and what made her the beautiful woman that she is today. This book will show you that no matter how hard the devil works to shatter and crush you, through prayer and faith, you can triumph and continue to live and love life. Through this journey, Linda will take you on a roller coaster ride of events of her life and experiences that will make you question yourself as to how these things can happen to one person, but yet still prevail. This book is great for anyone who has had any traumatic events in their life and who is looking for a form of therapeutic recovery by reading someone else’s experiences on how they were able to overcome their own traumatic experiences. Multiple emotions will flow through you as you read about her childhood all the way to her husband’s death at an early age and being left to raise two boys by herself. But in the end, a smile will end up on your face as you share the journey that comes to an end in Soldier with a Backpack Living and Dying Simultaneously.
Lovingly Submitted, Robert Wattley III – Survivor of PTSD
Have you ever known anyone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?  Did you ever wonder what is going on inside of them and what you could do to make it better?  Author Linda Diane Wattley wants everyone to know PTSD is not just a soldier thing in fact it is a human race issue and we must become more conscious of the underline realities pertaining to it.  In her book, “Soldier with a Backpack Living and Dying Simultaneously”, she reveals the inner journey of PTSD.   Know anyone can have it due to life’s journey.   PTSD can be a direct result of tragic experiences to include rape, molestation, car accidents, natural disasters, sudden death, domestic violence, sickness, abandonment, etc.  Our soldiers led the way to revealing the invisible wounds we carry deep within.  The time has come to join soldiers and civilians together to combat this disorder.  Hopefully you will join us on this life-changing journey.


AUTHOR BIO: 

Linda Diane Wattley is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  She was born in Akron, Ohio and attended the University of Akron majoring in Psychology.  While attending the University she learned during a writing course she had the gift of writing. This gave her confidence to submit her first work of art which was poetry. The poem, “I Wish” appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society.
For over twelve years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana, titled “The Best Will Show Themselves” where she shared her personal perspectives of spiritual insights and covered current social and religious events in her community.


Linda has appeared as a contributing writer for the online magazines including: “Faith Writers”, “The Wright Side of Me Productions”, “The Blessed Room”, “Real Life Real Faith Magazine” and “The Cheers” where she shares inspirational and thought-provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing author of anthologies: “The Triumph of My Soul” edited by Elissa Gabriel, “This Far by Faith” with Vanessa Miller as editor and “Testify: The Praise Literary Collection Testimonials” complied by Angel M Barrino.

God has awakened her to an extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Her work: “Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously”, has allowed Linda Diane Wattley to be a nominee for the ‘Best in Nonfiction’ during the African American Literary Awards Show in 2016. Her work continues as a voice for victims of every walk of life.  She is a registered member and speaker of RAINN, an organization supporting and encouraging victims of sexual assault.  She is available for interviews and speaking engagements.

Today she shares a very important message pertaining to our souls. “The Love and Redemption Series” is a trilogy taking readers on a soulful journey of discovering self from the inside out.  This dramatically written series is filled with spirit and a truth cutting to the core for anyone having a heart to understand the intertwining impact spirit and sex has on our lives as we grow into our unique individuality's.  Before we know who we are, we must understand what we are not.  This is a work of spiritual and mental stimulation and renewal, a must to move forward.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I find myself to be more of a messenger given the gift of writing to get my message out to the world.  I had no ideal I could write.  It is one of those phenomenal experiences that reveal the unseen coming into the seen.   When I write it is not like I plan to, it is more like I am prompted to create and I surrender to it to see the universal work of art.  It is such a humbling experience.

How long does it take you to write a book?
I would say I have an unedited manuscript in less than a month but a couple of months to have the completed work.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I usually write at home or during my lunch hour.  Since I live alone, writing for me is great, plenty of time.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I would say truth because I believe the truth will set you free.  When I am writing whether it is a memoir, fiction or nonfiction, truth is the automat goal to get people to a better state of being.

How do your books get published?
The After the Storm Publishing Company publishes my book.  It allows new authors with a spiritual and unique voice to share their books with the world.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Every book I have written has some kind of wave of my life’s journey. 

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
 I wrote my first book eight years ago.  I was 50 years old. 

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
 I love spending time with my family separately and as a whole.  I also enjoy reading and reviewing author’s books.  I also like going for walks and good ole me time.

What does your family think of your writing?
 My family is very proud of me for being able to share my life’s journey with others.  Some even appreciate the healing affects it has had on their lives.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
People needed to read what I had to say.  It helped them to be set free from their past sufferings. 

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
 I have written five books.  My Love and Redemption series are my favorite because I know the message and writing style is so universal and it offers inner-transformation.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
I am a firm believer that each author has people waiting to read their work.  It does not matter how many read it just make sure you give them the best you have to give.  And, know you and your work are authentic therefore automatically making it valuable.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
 Yes, I do hear from some of my readers and most of them want to know when my next book is coming out and often I get a lot of thank you responses because they saw I related to their life’s journey.

Do you like to create books for adults?
Yes, I do like creating books for adults because so many of them were children who had parents who didn’t give them what they deserved and needed to face the world strong and healthy mentally, spiritually and physically.

What do you think makes a good story?
 I think what makes a good story is keeping the reader in suspense and at the same time teaching and reviewing messages that quicken the spirit without being religious.  Tell a story that can have so many different endings.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Actually I wanted to be a nun.  I felt that was the best thing to ever be because I thought that is what you should be if you love God.

Any books in the works?
 I am working on a self-help book right now to make available to victims.  It is about life after victimization and how to recognize predators.

What are your plans for the future?
 Hopefully one day to see my Love and Redemption Series on screen.  There is a serious message there.






Monday, May 1, 2017

Author E. Kay Sims - Eve of Destruction


I’m Capt. Eve Stone, and I’m a cyborg. I woke up in a top-secret lab with no memory of my past, except that I was once human. They erased my memory, more than once, but that’s the one thing they couldn’t extinguish because the body has a way of storing information at a cellular level. I’m more machine than human now, but once my sleep…


Eve of Destruction 

(Solders of Destruction Series Book 1)


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Meet The Author - E. Kay Sims
E. Kay Sims was born in Naples Italy while her father served in the United States Marines. After high school she worked as a reference librarian on a military post for almost 3 years, hence her love and passion for books. She's been writing stories and poetry since she was very young. She comes from a long line of veterans so she has a strong sense of duty and patriotism, love of country and God which lead to her desire to serve. She enlisted in the USAF and was stationed at Kadena Air Base Okinawa, where she met the love of her life, a fellow serviceman, John Sims, her husband since 1990. While on active duty she was severely injured and medically retired. Through her passion of helping others, she became a certified yoga instructor teaching yoga for PTSD to Vets. She has raised two children and become a grandmother of two. She was once a radio broadcaster/ Program Director and Assistant Station Manager of KYRS 95.3 FM Spokane. Now, semi-retired, she has time to dedicate to writing and publishing as an Indie Author.


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Friday, April 7, 2017

COVER REVEAL FOR VIPER by JJ Marstead

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Title: Viper 'The Brimstone Kings MC' Book 2 Author: J.J. Marstead Genre: MC Romance Release Day: April 24th 2017 ~*BLURB*~ Tammy What the hell was I thinking? If someone would've told me I would be involved with a male-whore biker like Viper, I would've said they were crazy. But here I am having feelings for someone I know I shouldn't be with. He's been trying to be with me for months. And for months I was strong and resisted. But one day stupid me, agreed. I mean what the hell, right? How bad could it be? After that, my decision comes back to bite me big time. It's not the greatest, but can I really regret being with Viper? There's something about him that makes it hard to stay away from him. Viper Man, this woman makes me want to strangle her or drop her like a bad habit, whichever comes first. I swear there are days where I don't know if I'm talking to her or her split personality. One day everything is good and she's wonderful, everything I've ever wanted, but then the shit hits the fan. The going back and forth is enough to drive anyone insane but I still want her. Am I under some spell or completely out of my mind? Whatever it is, I don’t know if I’m coming or going with her. But then something comes back to bite me where it fucking hurts the most. It's enough to destroy everything I want with Tammy. How can we move past this? Will she be able to forgive me and love me as I love her? 
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Author Victoria H. Loren tells us..........

Coming in the near future...the release of Rusty's Chronicles Rusty's Chronicles takes us on a journey visualizing life through the eyes of a lovable pup with each encounter allowing us to laugh, cry, or just give in to the warm fuzzy feeling of his innocence.
I am thankful to be a small part of this journey and look forward to new acquaintances and friendships. May your life be filled with peace, joy and enriched with lots of paw prints. One voice can make a difference ... your voice. 

 Victoria H Loren

Spotlight on Funny Man Bob Dixon!!!!

Bob Dixon is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the World's Longest Cartoon Strip. He is the author and creator of a number of comic book titles for Pocket Change Comics, including Assassinette: The Mind Stalker, Psyco Duck, Jester's Dead, The Holy Knight, Riplash, Shadow Slasher, and Warzone 3719.
Bob has written two children books, Rooty the Tree Troll and Holiday Bunny; two young adult books, Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic and Rags and Ruins; An adult humor book Snafu Fubar : Nothing Heroic; and is the co-author of Will Jones' biography A Tough Call. Bob is also the Writer/Director of the movie Dr. Prozak's Office. Additionally, he is a certified special education teacher who works with children who have autism and intellectual delays.

This Book is a must read if you have any sense of humor at all!
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*****WARNING***** 
If you are easily offended, then this is NOT the book for you. Please put it down and back away slowly. However, if you have a warped sense of humor, please read on. 


In the town of Lost Hope, Florida reside two heroes unlike any others. These champions of justice go by the names of Snafu Fubar and General Nuisance. Nightly they patrol their fine city to protect it from evil's grasp. And by 'patrol' we mean they sit on a porch, appropriately nicknamed 'The Fucking Nuisance Cave', drinking beers, smoking cigars, and talking about sex.





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Monday, March 20, 2017

Author Wisdom from C.L. Scholey

When Crystal asked me to write about my success as an author I was flattered and a bit overwhelmed. I’m not a USA Today bestseller or NYT Bestseller but I do sell and have hit #1 Amazon numerous times, ARe bestseller though it’s a moot point now as with Fictionwise. I’ve hit bestseller on Bookstrand. Managed in the hundreds on Barnes and Noble. Was author of the year with a book of the year. Second in so many categories with different books and publishers with awards.


All authors love to write so it’s not that I’m doing anything differently. All authors have passion, drive, and I bet each of us is an emotional roller coaster. My words are geared to what I’m feeling most often. If I’m sad so are my characters, when happy, ticked off—same.

So why do some authors sell better than others? I’ve read amazing books that get little notice and some really awkward stories that go far. I’m not sure there is a ‘fair’ factor involved. I think there is a lot of luck. I also think promotion has a great deal to do with some authors. For instance: If you have a box of kittens in a barn in a corner who will know? You might get the odd family member or friend. But if you put a sign up outside the barn it may catch added attention. If you go a step further and put flyers out you may sell all your kittens, in the paper, you may even have some asking when the next litter will be born.
A good publisher is important if you decide to go traditional. It’s in a publisher’s best interest to help you with your book, after all they have an investment. Check out the publisher and their authors. If you have a publisher who couldn’t care less, callously tosses your hard work up for an unreasonable amount or a paltry sum you’ll run into difficulty if they leave you stranded and do zero promotion—either way. If the cost is too much remember, readers blame price on authors  regardless when being informed the publisher sets the price. If the cost is too little other than for sales purpose readers may think the story isn’t even worth the small amount. Do your research. If you self-publish be forewarned you’ll need the backup of some die hard readers. Readers are invaluable. Readers who take the time to share your work, review your work or offer suggestions are gold. Treat them as such because they have no ulterior motive, they just love your work and you’re lucky to have them.
Know your worth. I don’t mean simply money, I mean know what your words mean to you. Years ago I had an editor rearrange a story until I felt it wasn’t mine, I felt bullied. Some changes are fine, some advice is truly wonderful, but the second you put your words down you own them, you have to be happy with them. Your life won’t be over if you tell someone ‘reject changes’ and put your foot down. YOUR name is on the cover. Yours. That’s what people remember.
Why do you write? No—really? Each time before I begin a story I ask myself that very question. Like dreams there are some who must continue their explorations in their sleep because their mind will not be contained when your eyes close. Words are explosions onto paper. Extensions of you that will not be harnessed.
Go big or go home…always go big because, no worries, if you’re an author you will always have a home. It’s inside you. It’s where your characters live until you write the life into them. I can write anywhere. My thoughts and ideas are a blink of an eye away at any given time. And don’t just ‘write what you know’. I’ve never met a Zargonnii, Castian or Tonan warrior! Step out of your comfort zone, there is no ‘box’. Do, write what you feel.
So, why/how do I sell books? Hell if you can figure it out let me know. It’s 1am as I finish this. I still have zero clue. Then again, it’s 1am. Everyone in my house is asleep including the dog.
Whether you sell or not, ask yourself one last question. Does writing make you happy? If the answer is yes, then you have the most important sale of your life; you just sold you—to you. That is the most important emotional financial exchange of your life. You must be important to you. You will be the one weathering the insecurities, the edits, the frustration, the patience needed involved from start to—lol, there is no finish. You will weather the reviews from day one until you pull the book and decide it’s ‘day done’. I hope you never have a day done. Welcome to being an author. 
J by C. L. Scholey

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MOUSE AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER by C. L. Scholey

A mouse by any other name would still be a mouse. Except Carlin is no mouse—it's just her nickname. Kidnapped by a Kodiak bear shifter and his gang, they demand Carlin shift into the mouse they think she is to help them rob a bank. When she's unable to shift, her captor assumes she's merely frightened and she’ll eventually shift…or die.

Tarvor has been on the gang's tail for years. The bounty hunter wasn't in any rush to capture the thieving nuisances, but now they have his mate. No more will Tarvor let the shifter gang run loose. Tarvor wants Carlin, and he wants her now.

LORD OF THE HUNT by Juliet Cardin

For generations the men of the Cole family have turned into wolves. Balen Cole has relentlessly searched for an end to the transformation. He becomes especially desperate when his betrothed arrives earlier than expected, seeking his protection.

Alena Harford had to rush to Balen's side when another man sought to claim her as his own. Though she’s heard the rumors about the Cole family, Alena is willing to risk anything to be Balen's bride. She plays the role of a delicate lady, but she isn't as helpless as she leads others to believe.

The pair finds love in each other's arms. But can they survive when a vile menace arrives threatening to expose their secrets and endangers their very lives?

MOONLIGHT by Ashlynn Monroe

Joslyn Jamison is a human woman that was raised by werewolves. After graduating college, she returns home, trying to decide if she should marry her long-time boyfriend. The man she really desires is Kane Wolfe, the secret crush of her teen years, but he's very off-limits. 

Kane Wolfe is used to getting what he wants. He patiently waited for Jossy to grow up and see that she belongs to him, but he waited too long. Convincing the human that she's a fit mate for a werewolf is harder than he thought it would be.

When Joslyn is thrown into the middle of a pack war Kane is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect her. She's brave enough to live in his world, but is she courageous enough to accept him as her mate?

THE HUNTER by Olivia Starke

In order to impress Mike Conner, her crush from the gym, Trinity Gaines decides to head to a local conservation area to snap some wildlife pics. When she's attacked by a large animal, she's left wounded and helpless against whatever is stalking her through the trees.

Hunter Mike Conner let a werewolf slip from his grasp. Then he finds Trinity stranded in the forest after being attacked by the monster, and he's riddled with guilt. She's been served a death sentence—one he'll have to carry out himself in a few short weeks before she shifts.

The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Trinity and Mike find themselves in a fight for their lives. Will they survive or will the werewolf within Trinity destroy them both?

WILLIAM’S WARRIOR by T. Cobbin

Porsha was born prematurely—a rare thing for a dragon shifter—and even as an adult, she's still small. Because of her size her parents were very protective. Now, her mother and father have decided it's time for her to mate, and they're determined to find the perfect person. They plan a party to introduce her to those males they deem worthy. The night of the party, Porsha runs away, and shortly afterward she joins the staff at Dragon's Heart as a waitress.

William returns to work at Dragon's Heart after taking some time off to deal with the loss of his mother. He's trying his best to move past his grief and get on with his life. When he meets Porsha, a new employee at the club, both of them immediately know that they're destined to be mates. But they may never get the chance, because Porsha's parents show up, determined to take her back home. 


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