Sunday, December 30, 2012

Concordia! A New Release you DON'T want to miss!


The cover alone is enough to get your blood boiling.....transport back into the 9th century with the very talented author Mary Ann Bernal

visit her blog site here to get more information...


On Kindle January 3rd 2013

bring in the New Year with a great New Release! 

Underneath by Michael Cargill

Click here to see The Examiner article!




My Review on Amazon:

Underneath is the first novel that I have read from this author and I found it an interesting read.

Underneath is a story that grabs your attention although it left me with the question "Where was this story headed?" Intrigued, I kept reading.

The story developed with an in depth looks into the thoughts of Hugh, the man behind the erratic actions. He is the person who has the ability to charm with his looks and personality or to use and abuse those who he comes in contact with. Much of his actions are based off a person appearance, his reaction to them and their reaction to him. His mood swings are ignited by even the smallest of annoyances.

The story moves at a consistent speed, not slow and not fast, all the while developing the supporting characters as well. The worried mother, the two police officers, the teenagers looking about for a thrill, and the girls involved are all represented well by the author.

The manner in which the author brings the story to a conclusion demonstrates that the author put much effort and thought into this plot.

After finishing this book, I had to sit for a while and think about how I really felt about the story presented. It does take you to another level of thinking and wondering...What does the person you are in contact with at this moment really think underneath the exterior?

Click here to go to Amazon page to purchase :) 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Book Review: Someone Has to Pay by Joe McCoubrey



This is the second book published by Author Joe McCoubrey and the first one that I have read. I am looking forward to seeing more by this author.


Amazon Review:

This is the first book I have read by this author and I wasn't disappointed. There were many characters to keep up with but thankfully the author kept the protagonist and antagonist consistent and the supporting characters were easy to follow.

The pace is fast and as stated in the title of this review, was non stop. The dialogue was good and easy to understand. I like the fact that this is a British book as I am American and have never visited the area; the setting opened my imagination up to the settings the author created.

There were some instances I had to stretch my imagination to think if a certain situation was believable or not and that is why I rated it a four star instead of a five star. Yes, I know this is a work of fiction but I still like for scenes to be conceivable - this was in relation to the interrogation of the prisoners.

HOWEVER, this is just the personal perspective of the reader and this book is well worth your time in reading and at the low price it is advertised, purchasing it is clearly worth it! I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
Click here to go to Amazon link. 

Book Review: Cowboy by Staci Stallings



Staci Stallings is acclaimed to be a best selling author with 23 books under her belt since 2005. I have read two of her books with the latest one being Cowboy. 

As you can see above she has two different covers. The one with the road on it is for the paperback version and the other one is for the kindle version. Is this such a good idea? What do you think? 

I was drawn to the kindle version cover for her story. Unfortunately, although the author had good punctuation, and the story flowed decently, I was disappointed in this story. If you are looking for a love story without expectations this one will do you just fine. 

Here is the review I posted on Amazon: 

I was drawn to this book by its cover; however, the male lead was only a cowboy in image. His looks were described with the flamboyant style of a show cowboy not the real ones I have known. This was a disappointment.

I was also disappointed with the story line because as the story moved forward I kept thinking about how it mirrored Pure Country. I noticed too many similarities between this story and the story Pure County.

This is the second book I read by this author and although there is an underlying theme of Christianity in her books, I feel this aspect is generally broad in its descriptiveness of God and how He helps people heal and trust in difficult situations.

It is obvious the author has a talent to write; I am hoping that her other books have more of an original theme and goes deeper into the heart of God than the two I have read from her.

Changing the Future by Paula Martin


click here to see the article in The Examiner



Friday, December 28, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Author K Meador Spotlighted...






About the Author:

Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Texas since age four, K-Trina Meador is the youngest of five children. Growing up in Cross Plains, Texas, and being raised on a seventy-acre farm gave her an appreciation for country life and the small town community. She has two sons who are actively pursuing their busy lives as adults.

She currently works full time as an aircraft mechanic/avionics technician. She also writes for The Examiner - Austin Texas, is a Top Rated Reviewer in both the US and the UK for book reviews on Amazon and is active on several social networking sites.

Becoming a successful author is a dream that she has held close to her heart for many years. Taking her first novel, Journey to Freedom, from computer to ink has been that long road of struggle that many authors are familiar with. Now that the novel is in print, she is humbled by the many responses from those who have already read and reviewed Journey to Freedom, as well as, Their Journey Begins and Transcendence.

In November 2012, K Meador released her second book which is a prequel anthology to Journey to Freedom titled Their Journey Begins. The fans that read Journey to Freedom asked the author to write about their stories before they all met and thus came the book Their Journey Begins.

In December 2012, K Meador released her third book which is a collection of poetry written over the years from her personal perspective and covers topics such as depression, alcoholism, death love, hope and courage. 

Author K Meador is also a top rated Amazon reviewer in both the UK and the US, writes a book article column for The Examiner and is an active blogger.

In work is K Meador's second full length novel titled The Inner Chamber which will is due out in June 2013.

About Journey to Freedom:

An unlikely meeting...
Marrissa is running away, as fast as her feet can carry her. After enduring the abuse at the hands of her employer for years, she has finally found the strength to strike out on her own, and now she has been unceremoniously thrust into an adventure with a man she doesn't know. But things become more serious when she and her companion are taken in by the Cherokee. After enduring attempts on her life at the hands of a jealous wife, Marrissa must once again leave people behind and make her own way. But this time she might be leaving true love behind.

An undying devotion...
Greggory longs to be a free man. Facing the violent prejudices against him as a half breed, and running from the high price set on his head by the owner of the plantation he used to belong to, he never expected to find peace and happiness with the young woman at his side. But the more time he spends with Marrissa, the more he realizes she is the one for him, and when evidence points to her untimely demise, he vows to gain his freedom and love no one else. But fate might not be done with him yet, and Greggory may have a second chance at the life he first glimpsed in Marrissa's eyes.

A timeless love...
Set amid the tumultuous backdrop of the American Civil War, Journey to Freedom, chronicles the harrowing misadventures of two star-crossed lovers through nineteenth century America, battling violence, prejudice, and the inherent struggles of their time. Join author K-Trina Meador for a touching saga of love, faith, and survival.

What readers are saying:

~ The Journey to Freedom made me feel as if I were right in the era of racism and prejudice with Marissa and Greggory.

~ The struggles the characters must go through to reach where they need to be in life is quite extraordinary.

~ K Meador's Journey to Freedom is an epic tale, of love and tragedy, of want and devastation, of passion and bigotry, set in a time of shame for those with hearts unable to encompass compassion for all.

About Their Journey Begins:

A prequel featuring individual short story vignettes of Greggory, Robert, Marissa, and Daniel before their lives converge in Journey to Freedom.

Greggory is a half-breed; a mix of Indian and black blood, and struggles both emotionally and
physically with hatred and prejudice.

Robert is a slave on a Florida plantation who takes in the starving, angry young Greggory, under his wing and helps him grow into a man of honor.

Marrissa is a young girl who watches her mother waste away working as a maid in the saloon. Dodging the advances of the owner and his threats to put her in service, Marrissa dreams of having a better life and strikes out on her own after her mother's death.

Daniel is an introvert who finds safe haven away from civilization and his past. His business of trapping is successful and he finds contentment in the simple life he leads until he has two visitors.

There are no spoilers in this book so it can be read before or after Journey to Freedom.

What readers are saying:

~ Each short story is written in the voice of a character, and takes the reader through a vat of varying emotions.

~ The Journey Begins is a beginning, and an end, an interconnecting of lives interrupted, ripped away, by a society of oppression, a dark period in American history, when slaves were considered possessions.

~ Although their backgrounds are very different, there is an underlying theme in their individual struggles for survival and freedom.


About Transcendence:
Transcendence is a collection of poetry for the soul written from the author's perspective spanning the time period between 1998 and 2012. The poems cover topics such as depression, death, alcoholism, spirituality, hope, and love.

What readers are saying:

~ This is a beautiful and touching collection of poetry.

~ K. Meador writes beautiful poetry straight from the heart.

~ Her poems inspire and help the reader understand about life, loss, love, and spirituality a little more than they did when they started reading.

Click here to go to Author K Meador's Amazon Central Page

What is next for author K Meador:


Expected publishing date: June 2013

Excerpt:


The silence in the room was only disturbed by the beeping of the machine indicating that the woman was still alive. Barely; by all accounts she should be dead. The multitude of unseen warriors listened to the beeps interrupting the silence as they dwelled on what had just been said.

Twenty of them moved around the hospital bed standing shoulder to shoulder with no gap between them as they stared at the injured and unmoving woman. Every other one lifted their arms, expanding their wings and covered the angel on either side of them forming a solid white wall with no gaps able to be seen. The hedge of protection around her was strong and complete.

The angels heard their enemy approach boldly into the room making no qualms as to their intentions. They were arrogant and fierce, breathing lies, hate, manipulation, deception and fire. Their tongues forked out as a sharpened sword and they attacked the angels standing ten deep around the bed.

Swords glistened in the fluorescent hospital light as the battle continued…only on different turf this time. The clang of the swords, cries of the injured and despairs of death created a cacophony of sounds that went unheard by the patients in the room next to her, and to the staff who carried on about their duties as scheduled.  

Tongues slithering, swords slicing, and armor being penetrated, one demon in a fit of boldness charged forward into the mass and made it to the inner row of angels who had created the hedge of protection. Before the demon was cut down in death, he drew his sword high in the air slamming it downward cutting off an angel’s wing creating a gap in the hedge.

And it was in that gap that allowed the nurse to do what she had doubted that she could do as she left the nurses’ station and briskly walked down the hallway. Entering the room almost at a run she paused at the doorway catching her breath as a bead of sweat broke out on her forehead.

An angel moved to replace the injured one but it was too late. The hedge had been broken. The enemy moved in.

At the edge of the bed the enemy stood looking at the coma induced woman and with her heart beating fast with adrenaline, a bead of sweat started on her forehead, slowly rolling down her face as she pulled the syringe out, and sucked it full of air.

It was in that moment that the battle paused. Both the angels and demons turned, eyes wide - watching, heads turned - listening…beep, beep, beep, beep.

The nurse picked up the woman’s arm and held it in position, and lowered the needle. beep, beep, beep…….

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Wizard's Cauldron: A Christmas Interview With Phil Naessens


This is an interview worth its weight in gold! The Phil Naessens Show which broadcast sports is now expanding and including authors....click on the link below to read more!

The Wizard's Cauldron: A Christmas Interview With Phil Naessens: The choir at York Minster. You know what? Christmas gets earlier each year doesn't it.  My Christmas guest on this Christma...

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Examiner - Austin Texas


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

On the radio again :)


Author Mark Barry:
With six books under his belt he is moving on up in the ranks and now talks with the Phil Naessens Show!




Ultra Violence:
click here to see book review and listen to the show!

Hollywood Shakedown:
click here to see the book review and listen to the show!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Wizard's Cauldron: An Interview with Nikki Prince

The Wizard's Cauldron: An Interview with Nikki Prince: Nikki Prince   Nikki Prince lives in Riverdale, California. She  is a mother of two, who always had a dream to be a published romanc...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Author Glynis Smy Spotlighted!






About Ripper, My Love:

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbor and the working women of the streets.
With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.
But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust – and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her business, sanity and her future?
And who is the man terrifying the streets of East London?

What readers are saying:

The world was believable. Some moments left me holding my breath. Some moments left me teary (especially toward the end), and for a person who doesn't often read this genre, it was a smooth and enjoyable hit of "history".
~ I was totally drawn into the world of this book. 
~ I felt like I was transported back to Old England to the impoverished section of Whitechapel. The imagery is so strong that you will feel as if you are walking through the dirty streets of London.


About Maggie’s Child: 
When farmer’s wife Maggie Sawbury gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.

Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in the village of Redgrave, aside from the many tasks she has on Windtop farm. He is totally unaware the position comes with a secret. One that frightens and yet brings joy to Maggie. She is to become wet-nurse to her abandoned child.

Love, and the possibility of incest, threaten to open old wounds, and Maggie has several decisions to make. However, will they be the right ones? If she tells all she knows, it will bring about the destruction of three families. Equally, her silence could be just as destructive. She shares her secret with another, the result changes her life, and a death brings with it more secrets. Will Maggie stay or will she walk away and find the love she craves?

What Readers are saying:

Smy has a fantastic way of painting scenes
Another evocative novel by Smy


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Author LaLani Black Spotlighted!






Author LeLani Black

Boss with Benefits


Hot Honolulu bachelor Jack Sloane has finally fallen in love. Problem is, he can't find his woman - a mysterious beauty who showed up after-hours at his Waikiki office and spent one erotic night with him that he'll never forget. How such a sexy beauty could be his frumpy secretary's sister is a mystery. He has to see her again and convince her he's worth more than a one night stand.
Keely St. John has no intention of helping her gorgeous boss locate his fantasy girl. How can she without exposing her secret? It's bad enough she's spent the last three months fantasizing about him while carefully maintaining her drab image. Now her one lusty night with the island tycoon could cost more than just her job and a Boss with Benefits.



Bargain Bride and Billionaire Groom

Their marriage of convenience just got complicated. They've fallen in love—with each other! Jiovanni Falcone Every woman he's ever loved has let him down. Jio stands to lose again. He can't give his in-name only wife what she wants the most, and while he longs to share his bed with Golden, his heart belongs to no one. Golden Falcone Raising a toddler and running an organic farm hasn't been a cakewalk for the young Maui coffee grower. For two and half years she's grieved the loss of the man she loved, Enzo, the man who fathered her baby. Her marriage-of-convenience to Enzo's enigmatic brother, billionaire Jiovanni Falcone, was only meant to protect her daughter's inheritance from Enzo's greedy exes. Falling in love wasn't part of the deal. It's high time she thinks about dating again. Trouble is, she's still married. But a moonlit night spent in Jio's arms opens her eyes to what she's been missing. Oh my, my... One taste of his loving, and there's no turning back. Now she can't help falling in love—with her own husband! But as desire fuels their attraction, his secrets will tear them apart. This is Book 1 of Lelani Black's Island Moonlight Collection. Each story in the collection is a stand-alone romance that begins in the hot tropics of Hawaii, and ends in happily ever after. *Fully depicted love scenes, sensual in scope and language. Enjoy!

Private Dancer

Harrison Allandt aches for his sexy-sweet fiancée to crank up the heat in the bedroom. But as he discovers the startling depths of her sensuality, he can't help but wonder what other secrets this picture-perfect beauty is hiding.

Desperate to keep her bikini boutique from going belly-up and struggling to pay for her grandmother's medical care, Jacinta Carr will risk anything. Even taking the stage as one of Honolulu's hottest pole dancers.

But when Harry finds out, will he walk away or will he name his own price--a private dance?

Going Greek

Lingerie model Marigold Laurent arrives in Greece for a much-needed vacation from work and the sweet-talking man who broke her heart. Fate and the machinations of her well-meaning sister ensure that she collides with tall, dark and luscious Dmitri Damianos, forcing her no-men policy right out the window. But can he give her more than one-and-done?

Wealthy entrepreneur, Dmitri, guards his emotions well. And while he wants everything Marigold has to offer--beauty, wit, charm, and the best sex of his life--he can't give her what she really needs. But when the red-hot beauty climbs out of his bed and possibly out of his life, can he let her go?


Author Lelani Black's Amazon Author Page

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Author Cheryl Ramirez Spotlighted!

                       

One Good Redneck Mama

One Good Redneck Mama - A humorous look at stupid dogs, duct tape, and psycho drama queens in the heart of Texas. Cheryl takes the reader deep into the Texas Big Country to explore the wild side of raising kids, wrangling rattle snakes and finding the happy in everyday life.

"Fair warning to my friends and neighbors: You know I have never been the Prim & Proper Southern Lady. I'm more of a Practical Country Girl. And by "practical" I mean cuss like a sailor when the situation calls for it but never use God's name to cuss and generally refrain from dropping the f-bomb. That bomb is dropped once in this book but it wasn't me who said it; it was the dog."

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Bobby’s Dove by author Matthew Hamilton and illustrator Cheryl Ramirez

Bobby’s Dove is a poem that is transferred to book form and is easily read to children or for children who are just learning to read. The book fits into any family library, public library or church library.

Bobby’s Dove teaches children, in a warm and fun way, that God loves them. The pictures are warm and descriptive. Younger age children love to find the cat and the puppy which appears in most of the pictures. The rhythm of the poem is fun to read out loud.

The hero of the story, Bobby looks a tad different in some of the pictures as this is the illustrator’s first book but this one aspect does not distract from the story or the message and young readers will be too busy looking for the cat or puppy to notice!

The author, Matt Hamilton lives in Ft. Worth, Texas and is married with children. This is his first book dedicated lovingly to his children.

The Illustrator, Cheryl Ramirez, lives in Cisco, Texas and is married with children.

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Author Mark Barry Spotlighted!




Ultra Violence:

Forty. Receding pate. Failing marriage. Delinquent, uncaring son. Psycho boss parachuted in to cut the big earners. A few lost marbles? It wasn't always like this. He used to be a face. A player. A terrace celebrity. Now hes just another faceless nobody on the brink of despair in a world he no longer recognizes  One freezing winter?s day, a chance meeting with a face from the old days at Notts County changes everything. Especially when there?s an intriguing proposition on the table. One he may find difficult to refuse. Ultra Violence is the thrilling, humorous  nihilistic and sometimes moving story, told partially in flashback, of one mans journey from idealistic young fan to major football hooligan set against the shadow of a grim and soulless middle age in the bustling English city of Nottingham.

Hollywood Shakedown:

Buddy Chinn, the son of a lauded beat poet from the seventies, is happy to follow the dishonorable family tradition of booze, bets, books and broads. Then, at Hollywood Park one winter Saturday afternoon, two tough guys persuade him to join them on a trip to Damascus, a sprawling mansion off Mulholland Drive, a palace surrounded by a forest of imported trees and lush vegetation. There, he meets Mortimer Saxon, a, reclusive obsessive manuscript collector with an edge. A sharp suited zealot searching for Buddy's father's fabled Lost Manuscript; a one off, a unique piece worth thousands and thousands of dollars, an American literary icon of the same cult magnitude as Hunter Thompson's "Call to the Post." He asks Buddy whether he can help. Buddy hasn't a clue. Not a scooby. Trouble is, Mortimer doesn't believe him. Over the finest steak dinner Buddy has ever eaten, the collector makes him a proposition. Find the manuscript and make one hundred thousand dollars. Fail to find the manuscript and lose body parts on instruments restored from Inquisition times. Worse, he's given two weeks and no choice. Along with a British comic dealer acquaintance in The Hangman, the two men go on a quest for the manuscript which takes them to the biggest library in the world in Venice Beach, a riotous chess tournament in Chicago, a pulsating FA Cup match in London and back again to the City of Angels. All the time he's worried about his independent minded squeeze Monique, who, like a very independent minded cat, only ever comes home when she wants feeding. Hoping against hope that the manuscript exists. Avoiding snipers, hitmen, hooligans, the attentions of strange seventies goons and an alluring, hyper-sexy bad girl gangster with an interest in low-life big guy writers. Finding themselves developing respect and admiration in an age of endangered male friendships, the odd couple face a race against time to find the manuscript, a contest which leads to a pulse pounding climax, one in which Buddy has to face his deepest, darkest fears. 

Hollywood Shakedown is an offbeat thriller and quest novel, written in a Transatlantic beat style. The narrative transpires mostly in dialogue. It contains one of the hottest women you'll ever witness without a camera and three of the nastiest villains you'll see outside State prison. Hollywood Shakedown is one of the sleepers of the year.

Carla

An original, innovative psychological thriller and a dark romance. Brilliant physicist and released mental patient Jonathan Dexter is under strict orders not to get involved in relationships. Amongst other diagnoses, psychiatrists say he suffers an extreme form of Borderline Personality Disorder and relationships aren’t good him. Nor for the women he meets. Pronounced safe and sent to live in Wheatley Fields, a prosperous English town, he meets Carla, a young wildlife conservation student working behind the bar of an old tavern. The two develop a relationship against the odds. Things might be looking up. Maybe he is cured this time. Maybe Carla is the healing influence he’s been looking for. But then, as they do in relationships, things start to go wrong. And suddenly Carla finds herself in extreme danger.

The Ritual

A mother and daughter travel from Ohio to a leafy English town to aid a harassed family member persecuted by angry locals. 

Only one of them is happy about it and the other…well, when she’s not happy, there’s Hell to pay.

At the airport, the duo are spotted by a cleric of an ancient Church, who is convinced one of them is the prophesied reincarnation of the seventeenth century witch who founded their organisation. 
Stalked, harassed, monitored, the subject of demonic attack and bizarre phenomena, one of them is finally chosen and taken. In the shadow of evil, the other faces a fight to the death to stop a terrifying Ritual from destroying her loved one, and the sleepy town of Wheatley Fields itself.

DOS is a 650-page homage to three connected things: The house brick horror blockbusters of the seventies, those Herbert Van Thal paperbacks, and those unforgettable Hammerotica films. Ultimate poolside reading this summer. Don’t read after dark!

The Illustrated Woman

Emily, a brilliant cello prodigy, enjoys the perfect suburban childhood and is destined for big things. Attractive, polite, friendly, multi-talented and intelligent, with devoted parents, Emily’s life is a picture postcard sent back from a chaotic and disintegrating social world. 

Then, at 15, at the whim of her worldly NBFF, she agrees to a tattoo. A simple rose on an emerald green stem. Simultaneously her first step toward identity...and a first tentative step into the abyss.

Three years later, Emily is a teenage single parent, disowned by her father and living on benefits in an inner city flat. Her life a pallid tapestry of helpless maternity, fake rum, smuggled fags, crime, Pound Goblins, Topshops, hip-hop, cold precincts, greasy spoons, prescription pills, bad food and a bewildering turnover of boyfriends. Heartbroken by yet another, and in fatalistic mood, she decides to chronicle her fall from grace by covering herself in an elaborate web of tattoos. 

Enter Alan. 

An awkward looking, depressed, but sincere older man who is happy to take on her daughter. He’s a savior  a way back to her past and she’s tempted, but entwined in her life is Tyrone, a feckless, alluring, charismatic young rapper: Someone she can’t quite get out of her head.
As her bodywork reaches a conclusion, with one story left to emblazon, Emily is forced to choose: Alan? Or Tyrone? 

Who will be symbolized by the very last tattoo? 

TIW is a love story and a wry satire of modern life. The vivid and frequent sexual descriptions mean that this book is suitable for adults only.

Kid Atomic

Two childhood friends, Ricky and Kevin, are dispatched on a mission to London to bring back riot gear for an upcoming Citywide protest, part of the widespread national youth disenchantment with the Bankers, the Financiers, the Rich, the Normans, the Capitalists, the Tories and the rest of the “Haves” in an increasingly unequal Great Britain.

Actually,forget the politics. They think the job is going to be a right nobble. 
A road trip. 
There’s thrash metal on the van CD player, money for as much food and drink as they can handle, and there’s a hot older babe waiting to meet them at the rendezvous. The job couldn't be going better.

Everything is squeaky clean and hunky dory until they are told to take back an extra trunk. 
A trunk the color of fire emblazoned with a Phoenix. A trunk no one planned for and which seems to have turned up from out of the blue. A trunk soon to be hidden in Kevin’s Mum’s garage.

Streetwise Ricky becomes seriously ill. Soon Kevin, a Gameboy playing, introverted geek, finds himself the center of attention for the local Police, a sinister Scottish Special Branch officer they call "The Devil", Mum’s nosy boyfriend, and the amoral leader of his own protest group - one Lance Brando, a thirty year old Machiavellian perpetual student with designs on Kevin’s girlfriend, Rachel. 

A man who’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. 

If this isn't enough, one day, when things are seriously getting on top, something happens inside the trunk…and Kevin’s life will never be the same again!

Author Wendy Steele Spotlighted!



Five Books, One for each generation.
Destiny of Angels -
Traumatic events in her childhood, send Angel Parsons upon a different life path. Fifteen years later, with the help of her new 'family' and the resurrected relationship with Jenny Parkes, her only friend from school, Angel confronts the perpetrators of her misery. Rather than seeking revenge and to free herself from her past, Angel uses the skills she has acquired to offer her persecutors the chance of redemption. Will Angel fulfill her destiny and put her past behind her or will the demons she unleashes consume herself and her 'family' and leave her empty and alone once more?
Into the Flames
Four short stories brought to you by author Wendy Steele. Mirror Mirror - We look in the mirror and see ourselves, not just who we are today but the sum of all our yesterdays. Baptism of Fire - Fire is destruction but also resurrection. Hand in Glove - A contented world of extreme sexualfantasy is brought to an end by the stench of reality. For the love of a Beautiful Woman - Falling in love is beyond our control...how we act upon that love is not.
Turn Down the Heat
Five short stories from author Wendy Steele. A Baby of my own - When we learn from our past experiences, today is the best of days. The Search - When hope is lost, send out a message of love. To have and to hold - A contemporary love story. My friend, my angel - No woman need suffer in isolation when she has the love of her sisters around her. Mum's the word - Down to earth honesty wins the day.
Wendy Woo's Year- A Pocketful of Smiles -101 ideas for a happy year and a happy you!
“Wendy Woo's Year – A Pocketful of Smiles – 101 ideas for a happy year and a happy you” doesn't proclaim it has the answer to everlasting happiness but is packed with ideas to try to bring a smile to every day. It is a book born out of lessons learned while searching for peace, harmony and happiness in the author's own life. “Wendy Woo's Year – A Pocketful of Smiles – 101 ideas for a happy year and a happy you” is written around the months and seasons of the year making the book suitable to dip into when required or because it is only a short book, can easily be read to the end. “Wendy Woo's Year – A Pocketful of Smiles – 101 ideas for a happy year and a happy you” is often practical, sometimes spiritual but never religious, occasionally witty and full of ideas to bring a smile to your day.
Too Hot For Angels
Take six sexy scenes from Destiny of Angels. Extend and expand them and what have you got? Too Hot for Angels! No longer is there a hint of expectation, a suggestion of a thrill or a pencil drawing of the scene. For your delectation, more is revealed, satisfaction is guaranteed, the pictures are colored in and I present them to you in graphic HD.

Author Ngaire Elder Spotlighted!



The Adventures of Cecilia Spark is an adventuresome story suitable for the age group between four and nine years. The Author is from Spain which brings forth different terminology than the United States but the language differences are easily explainable to younger aged children.
The Brimstone Forest is the first book in this collection and finds Cecilia in her backyard at one moment and in the Brimstone Forest in the next. Cecilia has to use her own wits and the help of new found friends to make it back home.
What customers are saying about The Brimstone Forest adventure:
I could tell right away that Cecilia Spark is a character after my own heart. (Amazon review)
This story comes alive with the brilliant illustrations that help bring the vivid characters to life.(Amazon Review)
And when a child gets so interested in a story they want more, you know its a good book! (Amazon Review)
The Mystical Mountains of Terra is the second book in this collection and finds Cecilia bored on a rainy day. But boring doesn't stay long as she finds herself in a race against time to secure the Sceptre of Malvado to is rightful owners. Along the way, she meets up with friends from her first adventure as well as making new ones. Cecilia is having to decide who can be trusted in this adventure of good and evil.
What customers are saying about The Mystical Mountains of Terra:
I will say that the plot for this book was more complex and personally, I found it even more fun than Cecilia's first adventure. (Amazon Review)
Ractus the Armadillo was probably my favorite, maybe because he could be a little grumpy and high-strung, but in a lovable way. (Amazon Review)
From the mountains to the swamps, wizards and minimorphosises, gems and flying rafts, the flow and energy of this story is humorous, consistent and charming. (Amazon Review)
Both books in her series are available in either paperback or e-book format.

Author Mary Ann Bernal Spotlighted!


The Briton and The Dane: Collection
The Briton and the Dane novels bring to life the tumultuous ninth century when the formidable Vikings terrorized the civilized world. The epic adventure runs the gamut of deception, treachery, intrigue and betrayal during a time of war and conquest in Anglo-Saxon Britain.
The Briton and The Dane:
After the last of Rome's legions left Britannia to the mercy of the invading barbarian hordes and before the age of chivalry, when knighthood was in flower and troubadours sang of courtly love, there lived a King whose love for his people and the land left a legacy coveted by his descendants who sought to wear his crown. Travel back in time to the late Ninth Century, to the tumultuous days in the reign of Alfred the Great who successfully defeated the Danish Viking King Guthrum and kept his precious Wessex free from Viking rule. Journey to the Burh of Wareham where Lord Richard oversees the training of Alfred's army; where his children, Stephen, David and Gwyneth, swear fealty to their King and support his vision to build a nation to rival the glory that once was Rome in a land ravaged by war and conquest.
The Briton and The Dane: Birthright
It was a time before chivalry, before knighthood, before the birth of the great Bard.It was long after the Legions of glorious Rome left Britannia to the Barbarian hordes and Hadrian's Wall no longer divided the island that a great King sought to unite the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of England. Travel back in time to Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain and the reign of Alfred the Great who successfully repelled the Viking threat and drove the formidable Danish King Guthrum out of his Kingdom of Wessex. Journey throughout Britannia where Lord Richard and his children risk their lives in the service of their King; where treachery and treason threaten the uneasy peace; where the outcome of one battle determines the course of history.
The Briton and The Dane: Legacy
It was a time before England's Golden Age; before Chaucer's poetic tales; before the revered Lionheart took the Crusader Cross; before the legend of Robin Hood. It was after the invading Germanic tribes settled the land and petty chieftains vied for supreme sovereignty that a great King sought to unify the British nation. Travel back in time to Dark Age Britannia and the turbulent reign of Alfred the Great who successfully prevented the Great Heathen Army from conquering his beloved Kingdom of Wessex. Journey throughout a war-ravaged country where Lord Richard and his offspring swear allegiance to a visionary King; where a cultural renaissance not seen since the rule of Charlemagne defies the savagery of barbarian raids; where a decisive sea battle establishes naval supremacy.
What Readers are saying:
a delightful surprise on many fronts
~ The book is a solid package of history, romance, and political intrigue.
~ Mary Ann Bernal is a talented teller of history. She took me back to the days of Alfred the Great- bringing to life believable characters who took the story forward.
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Author Emma Edwards Spotlighted!



About the Author:
Neo-gothic Welsh wordsmith Emma Edwards has written since childhood. She worked in Business Administration, married and nurtured her beloved kids, but it was only when they started to get older that she had the time to create, write and publish her first novel Sanguinary and more recently the follow up, Imbrued.
At thirteen, Emma watched The Lost Boys and ever since, she's had a thing about vampires, so it was inevitable that they would be the focus of her debut novel. She doesn't just write paranormal though; there are projects on the way that are grounded in reality like concrete.
Emma's writing style is sassy, sharp, dynamic, uncompromising and tends to the dark side. Let's just say it's never going to be rainbows and fluffy bunnies with Emma. Okay, there is one fluffy bunny in Imbrued, but he doesn't last long!
Sanguinary
Would you bleed for the one you love? Angel Harris has always had a thing about vampires, but not so much the killer that is claiming victims in the city where she lives and works. The press are calling him ‘The Vampire’, because the victims are found drained of blood, with bite marks to their necks. Ash is the lead singer in a local rock band. Angel is drawn into his world when she is asked by her boss at the local newspaper to investigate rumors of blood drinking within Ash’s band. Ash and Angel bond on a deep level and she finds herself welcomed into this group of supposed blood drinkers. But the body count continues to rise and Angel will soon find out that ‘The Vampire’ is closer to her than she ever would have believed. Sex, blood and rock n roll.
Imbrued
Sanguinary Series Book 2
Angel is surviving. But is someone about to try and put an end to that? Again. After the harrowing experiences that she went through, Angel is trying hard to keep things on track. Although she sometimes feels that she is just going through the motions of life. Her heart still pumps her blood but she doesn't feel alive. Until her life is turned upside down again when a traumatic event draws her back into the blood drinking world. But it is a world that has changed dramatically. A world where legends and reality blur. Where myths and facts collide.
A slayer has risen. A slayer with a stake in his hand. A stake destined for the hearts of those that Angel loves. In the battle that ensues, she must fight, not only for herself but for all those that she holds dear. But who will survive? More sex, blood and rock ‘n roll.
What readers are saying:
~ Ms Edwards finds a way to keep the plot twists coming making it a real page turner!
~ I loved how the story just kept getting deeper and deeper and the suspense was killing me.
~ The climax was certainly reached and has left me wondering will there be more?
Click here to visit Emma Edwards Amazon Author Central Page for all of her books: