Friday, January 25, 2013

Day 6 of the Indie Author Appreciation Week

 
Day 6 of our Indie Author Appreciation Week. If you've missed the last 5 days, just scroll down to find the 15 amazing authors we've had the pleasure to host.
 
Today on the blog we have another 3 amazing authors for you and here they are....
 
 
J.M. Schroder
 
Author Bio
 
Jennie Schroder lives with her husband and three amazing and energetic children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She studies Court Reporting at Sumner College in Portland, Oregon. Her love of writing took off in her junior high school years in Mrs. Eckert’s Creative Writing Class. Now she is sharing the stories in her head with everyone because there are way too many to keep to herself. If not writing, seeking out readers, interacting and thanking her amazing supporters, or daydreaming about her next story or being a very exhausted mother to 2 young boys and a teenage daughter, Jennie loves most to be playing with her family – indoors and out and reading.

WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
Twitter - @jmschroder
 

Thunderstorm
Daughters of Eden Novel
Book 1
By: J. M. Schroder
What you thought you knew about the BIBLE
is about to CHANGE.
 
What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing. She is not sure if it is a curse or a gift from the Gods. All she knows is the man that has informed her of this has way too much guilt on his shoulders regarding her and her past. Chrome is her Guardian but that does not mean he can protect her from everything. He should be the first one to know that - since he is the one telling her that she must save the world.
My name is Dika, I am an American born Hungarian, Polish, Spanish Gypsy with a little bit of something special, born right here in the green state of Oregon, home of the Beavers. History would be changed in a matter of a few words spoken from the man that has been haunting my dreams. My sisters and I need to save the world and if we don't the Universe will cease to exist as we know it.
My name is Chrome Jai, Dragon Guardian to Dika Edens, created to protect her from the evils of the first human woman mother of mankind. I will protect her as she fights to save the humans, but her first assignment will be to make it through the first 48 hours and find her Aunt and her Grandmother.
We will go together to hell and back just to fix the mess of the Gods and man.

Recommended Age Group
18 years and above  

 
KOBO
 
 
 

J.M. Schroder has a blog tour happening right now here's the first stop Books, Brownies and Barkers go check it out and find out the next stop.

 
 
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Kate Marie Robbins

Author Bio
 

From the makings of her fabulous tennis hits, from the inspiration of her waggish pets, from the riotous air of Minnesota, comes Kate Marie Robbins...

She lives in a VERY small town in southeastern Minnesota with her family and her three pets. She is currently working in a nursing home but has for long dreamed of being a published author- which since you are reading this, has come true. She likes to read, sing, paint and is very proud of her music & book collections. She also wants to travel the world. When she travels the world of Indigo, she would like to learn sword fighting from Bradan, or be a tailor.

Kate once waited to get into a concert for ten hours, in a snow storm. She dyes her hair a different color every few months, and once went to Walmart wearing a black cape and cat ears. She never got into trouble at school, and has not yet achieved her ambition of drinking her way through all twelve pubs pictured on her Irish calendar.

Her interests are: reading, writing (both literature and poetry), drawing, painting, singing, yoga, music (especially live concerts), and watching movies.
Kate began writing Indigo in January of 2010. The idea sparked from the Owl City song, "Hot Air Balloon." It is the first in a trilogy. There may end up being more, but at the present time, it's intended to be a trilogy.

Indigo
 

What starts out as a trip out in Sera's uncle John's hot air balloon, turns into the adventure of a life time for her and her best friend Ava. Magical forces pull them into a world unlike their own. The world of Indigo. Where nothing is what it seems. Looks are deceiving and good and evil aren't easily distinguished. Will the two teens be able to figure out who's side they're really on before its too late?

(This is subject to change, since it is not completed.)




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Lizzy Ford
 
Author Bio
 
Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.
Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.
 

“Gabriel’s Hope” (#1, Rhyn Eternal)
The continuation of the Rhyn Trilogy saga.
 
Death Finds Love.
 
 Recently appointed as Death, Gabriel’s life can’t get much worse. His underworld is in shambles, and he’s racingdemons to collect souls in the human world. To add to his mess, he discovers that his predecessor raised an unwelcome Immortal from the dead, one who threatens the Immortal Council that his friend, the Ancient Rhyn, is trying to hold together. When the underworld shuts Gabriel out, he’s convinced he’s hit rock bottom. Until he meetsher, and he realizes things can get worse. Much worse.
Now in human form, Deidre – Gabriel’s predecessor and long-time tormenter – is dying from a brain tumor. Rather than mourn, she decides to enjoy the rest of her short life by checking off every box on her bucket list. Little does she suspect that a weekend getaway to the beach will throw her into the hands of Death himself and overturn everything she knows about her world. Deidre has no idea who she was in her past life, but she must learn fast, or she’ll never understand why the Immortals, demons and Death alike are after her. The secret is buried in her head, and the only way to uncover it will kill her.
To survive, she must reach the wounded man behind the mask of Death and show him that the world is filled with more than tragedy and pain.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for joining us today, be sure to stop in tomorrow to view 3 more awesome authors.
HAPPY READING!!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 5 of our Indie Author Appreciation Week

Day 5 is here! How are you all enjoying it?
I know I have had my eyes opened to a few authors who's books I will definitely be reading. 

Today we are featuring another 3 wonderful authors:

Barbara Silkstone
Destiny Patterson 
and
C.M Stunich

Lets get started!

Barbara Silkstone

Should your heroine sound like you?

By Barbara Silkstone

Giddy with excitement I am stepping into the world of audio books. I have started the process of bringing my snarky heroine Wendy Darlin into the ear buds of millions of listeners. Well, maybe millions is a bit optimistic. But Wendy and I are like that.

Wendy supplements her Miami real estate broker income by reverse tombraiding. She returns rare antiquities, often with hilarious results. In the first Wendy book, WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS, our gal is kidnapped and held on a super-yacht by a Ponzi-king who has overdosed on UpUGo. The little blue pills have given him a longer than four-hour problem.

In LONDON BROIL, Wendy is in a frantic race against time and a murderer as she searches for the Last Lost Boy hidden somewhere in London, while a killer heat wave invades the city. This fall, Wendy will find romance and rascals in CAIRO CAPER.

I love the idea of hearing Wendy’s words spoken. I signed with Amazon’s Audible ACX to put the first two Wendy books on audio. After listening tosix delightful narrators, I found my Wendy. Her voice was perfect. Plus when the actress read the male parts she tweaked the tones just enough so the reader could tell the good guys from the crooks.

Like a kid with a new toy, I played the audition for members of my writers group.

“That’s not your voice,” they said, puzzled.

“It’s not supposed to be. She’s a professional narrator.”

They scratched their heads. “But you are Wendy.”

I wondered. We pour our alter egos into our characters. Their thoughts, their passions, their daring stunts are us if we had the guts. But are they our Doppelgängers?

My biggest challenge lurks just around the corner. THE SECRET DIARY OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, AGE 42 AND THREE-QUARTERS holds a basketful of crazy characters. Alice is a sweet but feisty businesswoman. She falls for a British conman based on his perfect upper-crust baritone voice. Her London lothario comes to Miami with a stalking ex-wife and a cockney sidekick. Finding a woman to narrate Alice’s diary while occasionally sounding like John Cleese, a shrill British housewife, and a cockney hustler will not be easy.

I love my fans and the fact that they share my wackiness. I have two books published with a third in the works based on characters that wear Morphsuits. The skintight spandex suits are a crazy fad that’s sweeping the globe. Check them out on FaceBook. A dear reader shared her experience in trying to determine if characters could be heard speaking through the spandex masks that cover the heads and faces ofMorphsuiters. As she didn’t own a Morphsuit, she pulled her Spanx over her head and talked to herself in the mirror. “I couldn’t heard myself very well,” she said. The vision of her chatting with a tummy-tamer over her head was heartwarming to this author. Love you, fans!


About the Author
Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of Criminally Funny Fables series that currently includes: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters;Wendy and the Lost BoysZo White and the Seven Morphs;Cold Case Morphs; and London Broil.

For further giggles and a touch of true fiction try: The Adventures of a Love Investigator, 527 Naked Men and One Woman.

Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen – without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterisation.”

Wendy and the Lost Boys

When a deathbed promise to a friend leaves Wendy Darlin, feisty Miami real estate broker for billionaires, trapped on a super-yacht with Ponzi-king, Charlie Hook, she’s forced to join him on a quest to recover his hidden treasure, one step ahead of modern day ruthless pirates.

To find out more about Barbara and her other stories check out the following links:






Destiny Patterson

A little about me:
I have a wonderful Husband, two awesome children and the most supportive, loving family anyone could ever hope for.

When I set down with a pen and a ton of paper, my crazy imagination takes over. Writing is my passion, I spend every free moment in my own little world.  



Arose

Without any memories of her past or herself, Amara must uncover the truth before the Originals get their hands on her and set into motion their plans for destruction. Will an old flame help her along the way or prove to be her downfall? Will she follow her heart and trust new friends for guidance? With all the lies and deceit will she be able to control the darkness within so that she may fulfill her destiny? Who will reign victorious in the battle for her love, a vampire, angelic, or human she has just met?


 
Click on the following links for more information on Destiny and her other projects:
B&N



C.M Stunich

C. M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka , CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin’s (yes, that’s her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it).  She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal belly dance.


Always a fan of the indie scene and ‘sticking it to the man’, Ms Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though the she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend’s offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich’s books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers. C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Finding Never 

And a small sneek peak at Finding Never the second in the trilogy coming in Feb.

Ty is an enigma to me.  He's still the wounded soul that I met at the bar, but he's also something different now. I can't quite put my finger on it, but when he looks at me, his eyes are full of color and life that attracts me like a moth to flames. I'm just going to have to do my best not to get burned. Ty could do that now, so easily that he could reduce me to a pile of ash without my even knowing it. I've given him this massive hold over me and my proverbial heart is beating in the palm of his hand, in his ringed, calloused hand.
“Tell me about your sisters again,” Ty says sleepily. It's the middle of the day, but we're both exhausted
Check out the following links for more dirt on Stunich and her other projects:
AMAZON  



Join us tomorrow for 3 more Indie Authors!

Review- The Falcon Falls by Vivien Sparx

Title- The Falcon Falls
Author- Vivien Sparx
Genre- Erotic Romance
Publication Date- 22nd of January 2013

Review copy provided by author.

Blurb- Who is Hector Knight?

Willow Everingham can't stop dreaming about her handsome boss, but Hector Knight is much more than just a gorgeous businessman. And when Willow discovers Hector's incredible secret, she is hurled headlong into a desperate adventure that reaches its gripping climax on a desolate island in the Mediterranean, where an ancient mystery ignites a blaze of erotic lust, passion greed... and ultimately a love that has spanned the centuries. Have you ever felt like you've known someone forever?




Review- Mystery, action, drama, romance, what more would you want. Vivien worked so hard to make sure The Falcon Falls was a great read and she has more than delivered.  

Willow is a headstrong woman from USA who moved abroad and Hector, her English boss, is a ruthless business man. When Willow starts having intense dreams about her boss, she thought they were brought on by her attraction to him, however it is something much more. 

Vivien always manages to create such intense relationships between her characters and always so tastefully. Her writing makes the attraction between them believable. Sparx took a step into the unknown with this story, but reading it you would think she wrote about subjects like this all the time. The storyline seemed effortless and flowed continuously. The way Vivien described he locations and surroundings had my mind going on a journey of lust and adventure that I did not want to end. 

The Falcon Falls is truly captivating, from the characters to the storyline. I was engrossed from beginning to end. 

Treat your imagination to a journey like no other by purchasing your copy from:

Find out more about Vivien and her other amazing stories by visiting the following links: 



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 4 of our Indie Author Appreciation Week

 
Wow, I can't believe we're upto day 4 already. For those who're just joining us, we've been doing an Indie Author Appreciation Week, we have three authors everyday to share with you. Just scroll down to view the last 3 posts. We've had so many amazing authors already and we still have many more to come. (Again sorry about the post, for some reason it likes to have colour under the words and I have no idea how to fix it lol).
 
Today on the blog we have three gorgeous ladies...
 
Cherie Colyer
 
Author Bio:

Cherie Colyer’s imagination extends far beyond her Illinois roots through her love of books and reading. The discipline of her career as a Network Technician provides an opposing mindset for her fictional stories. Cherie combines her fascination of all things mythical with her passion for writing to weave together middle grade and young adult stories. Her young adult paranormal romance/ thriller, EMBRACE, is now available.She enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, writing, reading, and loves a challenge. While she has had many great experiences, her most satisfying experience is seeing her children and stories grow into their own exciting and distinct entities.
 
Embrace
 
Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.
Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.
Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.
Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.
 
Upcoming projects:
 
I have a couple young adult projects in the works. At the request of my fans, I’ve written a sequel to Embrace. In book two, Madison and her friends discover they aren't the only supernatural begins in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and these new creatures are more dangerous than ever. Madison will need to hold tight to those she loves, because this time she risks losing more than just her friends.I hope to have some good news to share on that soon. My second project is teen novel about a brother and sister who must outsmart supernatural beings if they hope to remain human and if they are to avoid being pawns in a coming war. My agent is in the process of submitting this one. I have a few new ideas that I’ve been playing with, all of which have to do with the paranormal. I really enjoy researching the subject and then twisting what’s known or believed into my own stores.
 
 
I’m always happy to hear from readers:
 


Bonnie Bliss
 
Author Bio
 
Bonnie Bliss is not just a willing submissive, but she is a wife and a mother. By day, she is a busy, stay at home mother. At night, she is a sultry storyteller. Her tastes go towards the dark and the extreme. She loves to twist up fairy tales and sweet stories we all know and love. Her lust for Dominance and submission has taken her into the dark inner workings of Sadomasochism.

Bonnie is a native of Southern California, and says that everything in the Katy Perry song, California Girls is totally accurate. She has done everything from waitressing, customer service phone rep., Corporate Real Estate, and spent a pretty impressive part of her life working for the Disney Corporation--including as a Disney Princess. When she's not writing, she is ordering too many custom bows for her daughter, baking the best cupcakes in the world, going to Disneyland, laying on a beach, and sometimes playing hockey for release.
 
 
A Slave for Christmas (Holiday Doms, #3)
 
Upcoming Releases:
 
Loving Him was Red (Holiday Doms, #4) Final installment full length Contemporary BDSM erotic romance February 2013
The project after that will be a Paranormal Erotic Romance. I currently have a series called Lilly and her Wolves. I will be pulling the books currently published and rewriting them as full length Para Romances. The stories will be more intense, and focus more on the action/suspense than the previous books did on the sexual content.
I, along with my husband will be launching a new series of books in the Urban Fantasy genre. They will be based on a group of warriors protecting mankind. The project has actually been in the works for seven years now, and it will finally be seeing the light of day. These books we will be writing as R.L. Kirk. There will be consistent updates on all projects via facebook, twitter, and my blog.
 
Twitter: @bonnie_bliss
 
Misa Rush
 
Author Bio
 
Misa Rush, self-published author of the new adult novel FAMILY PIECES, is a mommy, wife and self-proclaimed shoe addict. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters of Business Administration and currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Family Pieces
 
Karsen Woods’s life seems charmed, from her hunkalicious boyfriend to her picture-perfect midwestern roots. Away at college, even the necklace she wears serves as a constant connection home - a family tradition created when her grandfather handmade each immediate relative an interlinking charm. Each piece crafted in the shape of a puzzle piece, each one interlinking perfectly together. But when the unexpected death of her mother turns her world upside down, she discovers there is a missing piece of her treasured family tradition, and her life as she once knew it may never be the same.

Addison Reynolds resides in her posh Manhattan condominium and wraps her personal identity around running Urbane, the magazine empire built by her father. In a moment of haste, Addison divulges her deepest secret to her closest friend Emily – a secret she never intended to disclose.

Could one choice, one secret, bond two unlikely women forever?
 
Twitter: @MisaRush
 
Thank you for joining us today. We hope we've helped you find some new books to read and authors to follow. Don't forget to pop back over tomorrow for day 5, we another three awesome authors for you.
HAPPY READING!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 3 of our Indie Author Appreciation Week

Welcome for day 3! How are you all enjoying it so far? We hope to have introduced you to some authors you have never heard of before! 

Today we have 3 more wonderful authors to share with you:

Kimberly Fuller
Amy Armbruster
and
Kristen James

Here we go!

Kimberly Fuller

Kimberly J Fuller grew up in a Military family and spent the majority of her upbringing in Europe.  After high school, she settled in South East Michigan, met the man of her dreams and has called Michigan home ever since.  Because of the constant moving and changes, reading was an essential part of helping her ground herself amid the unpredictability of Military life. After raising a family and working the management end of her husband’s career, time finally opened up for her to nurture her own passion for writing Young Adult Fiction. But, a few months into her new career path she was diagnosed with Cancer.  Not letting things slip from her grasp, while down for treatment, she tweaked her love of words and finally wrote her first full length novel, Ezekiel’s Bones.
Kimberly is currently working on the second and third book in the series, and is doing very well after her long Cancer battle.

Ezekiel's Bones

Usually there is nothing complex about life, at least, not if you keep your high school locker in order, or know who your loyal friends are – you know, the ones who let your sarcasm roll off their backs – or, if you  know who your blended family is, and, actually like the blended people better than your blood family.  Escape from the mundane, and an obsessively clean, never happy mother - the only blood family Genevieve has left- is why she likes to hang out at White Pines Cemetery, among the silence of the dead. 
No one ever looks at Genevieve as anything more than a semi normal girl with snappy tongue. No one except Ellie, the new girl who showed up to turn every head in the school and somehow manage to get the exact same class schedule with Genevieve. 
But, Ellie's one sentence changes everything…
“You’re in danger.”
Follow Genevieve on a spell bounding journey as she learns that the façade of order and mundane was only to keep from her from uncovering the truth about her existence. Why have Immortals and Warriors found their way into Genevieve’s world?  Because a choice must be made… and it will leave her life and her families lives forever.

Find out more about Kimberly through the following links:


Amy Armbruster
 My name is Amy Armbruster and I love the paranormal!  I have been ghost hunting since 2008 and have had many first hand experiences!  I use these experiences and what knowledge I have of the spirit world and try to incorporate it into my paranormal romance books.  I have enjoyed writing stories for the past 13 years.  I live in a small town with my husband and two children.  Lately, I have developed an unhealthy obsession with buttons - the kind you use for sewing (I know, right?! And people call me weird...).  I enjoy cemeteries (again, I don't get this "weird" thing) and photography and about a million other things.  I currently have three paranormal romance novels available at Amazon.com or Createspace.com - they are: Whispering Coves, Devon's Curse and Sisters Forevermore.  I recently released a Christian romance for the Christmas holiday - just a taste of something different for my readers and yet another side of me. This year I plan on releasing more books, ghost hunting as much as possible with my husband, and trying to curb this obsession with buttons (ebay auctions are so addictive!).


 Whispering Coves

While Shyla Walters is recovering in the St Louis Stress Center her husband Jaycob lets the lease go on their apartment. He rents an old plantation house called Whispering Cove Plantation on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia, thinking it’s the perfect setting for Shyla to truly heal from the devastating loss of her brother and grandmother, the tragedy that cost Shyla her sanity.

Shyla now has to readjust to life outside the stress center in an entirely new location and home, with a husband who has become a stranger to her. As Shyla tries to cope with life outside of the stress center she is faced with a new struggle. Life at Whispering Cove Plantation isn’t what it seems. Shadows tend to move on their own and whispers from the cove seem to echo of a tainted past in every darkened hallway.
 
 
Stalk Amy some more through the following links:
 
Kristen James 
Bio: 
Kristen James writes romance with dreamy men and strong women, set on the West Coast. Her characters have issues and old hurts like real people, but discover life can be beautiful. Her books have hit the top 100 Bestsellers in Kindle US and Canada, #1 in eight different categories, and #1 in Movers & Shakers and in free rankings.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy exploring the mountains and coast of Oregon. My favorite activities, besides writing and reading, include cycling, fishing, hiking, running, berry picking, and about any outdoor activity with my family. My motto? Make life an adventure! Visit my website and blog at www.writerkristenjames.com, and interact on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WriterKristenJames. I love to hear from readers!
 
We have a cover reveal for you! Kristen's new book-
 
Raising Hope
 
More Than a Promise

She’s looking for a safe romance…not a retired Navy SEAL turned Intelligence operative.

Cassie escapes to Ocean View Stables on the Oregon Coast to cope with the three year anniversary of her husband’s death. She’s starting to dream about her future and romance again. A safe romance, that is, where people don’t die. She runs into Ethan Caldwell, the cute boy who teased her through grade school. He sure grew up – into a man who would catch anyone’s eyes. Now he’s a single dad to nine year old Isabel, who talks about her parents getting back together, as soon as her mom is out of rehab. “Isy” also talks about her dad’s work trips. Apparently Ethan has some kind of dangerous and secretive government job. This isn’t at all what Cassie is looking for! So why is she running full speed into another broken heart?

Ethan knows Isy gets just one childhood and yet he messes up at every chance. Cassie however brings out the best in both Ethan and Isy, but trying a relationship (when he’s failed so miserably before) could hurt his daughter and the woman he’s falling for.

Isy asks Cassie to take her to visit her mom in rehab. That’s a bit complicated, but it’ll get her away from Brandon, Cassie’s close friend who realizes his chance with Cassie is slipping away.

Why does moving forward have to be so complicated? Whichever path she chooses, Cassie will hurt someone. Should she protect herself from more pain, or chase what her heart wants?

Kristen added her links in her bio so make sure you check those out.

We hope you enjoyed todays authors. Check back tomorrow for 3 more!
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