Friday, September 30, 2011

Book Tour: Interview & Giveaway with Sable Hunter author of the Texas Heat series!


Hi Sable tell us about your book series and while your at it about yourself.


Hello.  I am so happy to be with you, today.  My name is Sable Hunter and I write three types of erotic romance  - cowboy, paranormal and just plain ole contemporary.  My cowboy stories are my most popular.  And when I say cowboy – these are really just regular Texas guys who have land and raise cattle and drive pickups and are hotter than the Texas weather we’ve been having.  
I was born in South Louisiana and spent my time in the bayous and in New Orleans.  My ties to that mysterious and wild part of the world have made a lasting impact on me.  Not only do I root for the Saints – I also believe in the Supernatural and ghost hunt as a hobby.  A belief in the supernatural is normal in that part of the country.  The food of Louisiana defines my life – as does Mardi Gras and hoodoo and zydeco  all are entwined in my make-up to give me a laid back Big Easy personality.  
I moved to Texas when I was almost a teenager and grew to love the land, cattle, horses and cowboys.  Oh – the cowboys – like Willie Nelson sings – my heroes have always been cowboys.  I love the idea of a strong, decisive, possessive man who has a heart of gold and a body to die for.  So – that’s what I write about.  In the Texas Heat series, you meet the Landon twins – Kyler and Tyler.  Ky is the hero of T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  He is just a regular Texas sweet guy who falls for a woman who has been abused.  Their romance touched my heart.  She has so much love to give and doesn’t think that any man would ever want her.  And Ky, after realizing that she has been mistreated – both mentally and physically – treads so carefully and sweetly that I fell in love with him – and he came from my own imagination.  
His brother is a different story.  Tyler’s tale is told in My Aliyah – Heart In Chains – which is Texas Heat II and will be released in January from Secret Cravings.  He is a Texas Ranger – a sexual dom – arrogant, cocksure and as handsome and sexy as they come.  After he wittnesses a drug lord gun down another Ranger, the agency assigns him a protector – to keep him alive to testify.  This gauls Ty because his protector is a woman  - Mossad agent, Aliyah Sharon.  In Aliyah, Ty meets his match and the fireworks that comes from their battle/romance is still lighting up my Texas sky.  
There are other books in the series – Spanish Eyes and Double Trouble which will come out in 2012.  
Personally, I am a simple woman who loves animals, has a romantic soul and is a cross between a gypsy and a hermit.  I love to cook Tex/Mex and Cajun and my dream is to live in a huge RV and travel from state park to state park and write romance all along the way.                  
Author Interview 
Questions and Answers


1. What have others commented about T-r-o-u-b-l-e?

Sable Hunter (The Author): T-R-O-U-B-L-E has been popular with my readers.  It was released first, as a self-published work and now by Secret Cravings. The readers like that my heroine is curvy and that she has challenges and self doubts – and yet a man falls head over heels for her.  
They like that I wrote about abuse and one reviewer said that I hit the nail on the head about how women feel about themselves who have gone through an ordeal like that.  
I have chosen to give a percentage of my profits to TheSafePlace a shelter for abused women in Austin, Texas.


2.  Real-life influences in your writing or just made-up?

Sable Hunter (The Author): Oh yes – definitely real life influence.  I am my heroines – all of the body issues, self-doubt, inseurities – foibles – everything is me.  I have not faced all of the challenges that they have faced, but the personalites are all part of my own make-up.
There have also been situations where my friends have made it between the pages of my books.  After all – we write what we know – and I’m no different. 

3. What can you tell us about the place you call home and where you write?

Sable Hunter (The Author): I divide my time between three homes.  I have a home in central Texas where my house sits in a field of blue bonnets in the spring.  I raise registered Beemaster bulls that I train from the time they are born to eat from my hand and come when I call.
I also have horses and a wiener dog who rules the roost.  His name is Mojo.
In East Texas, I have a lake house that sits near Jefferson, Texas.  There I bask in the shade of the pine trees and listen to the tales of hog hunters and assorted rednecks who sometimes find their way into my books.
As often as I can, I am in New Orleans.  My family has a home there and I still help decorate the Mardi Gras floats and sit on the porch with them and drink mint juleps and watch the world go by.
I think I live in the best of places.  I would love to have a home in Colordo, though – I love to look at the mountains.   

4. What can you be found doing when not writing?
                                                                                      Sable Hunter
Sable Hunter (The Author): When I’m not writing – which is seldom – I cook, I make a mean gumbo and Red Beans and Rice.  I also ghost hunt and can be found wandering through cemeteries and battle fields in the middle of the night searching for proof that love survives beyond the grave.  
I read erotic romances, myself.  My favorites are Lorelei James, Heather Rainier, Maya Banks and Sarah McCarty.
I also do a lot of volunteer work in my community – just like Ky in T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  I work with the elderly, the food bank and several children’s clubs.

5. Tell us more?

Sable Hunter (The Author): I have four active series.  My most popular is HELL YEAH! which is self published and available on Amazon.com.  A release of Her Magic Touch will be in October.  I have contests on my newsletter and can be found lurking around The Romance Studio, The Romance Reviews, Coffeetime, Night Owl Review and many other places.  I’m easy to find.
I answer each and every email and welcome conversations.
You can email me through my website sablehunter.com.
I also twitter @huntersable.


Thanks for reading – and excerpt of Trouble is attached for your amusement.
Add T-r-o-u-b-l-e to your Goodreads Shelf
 T-r-o-u-b-l-e Excerpt!
She stood there. Still. Alone. For fourteen months, she had been able to breathe. Now, that breath was coming shallow and labored. What should she do? Ky didn’t deserve complications like this. He didn’t need to be with someone with a past such as hers. She had been ready to tell him about the abuse, but having a scare like this just made her want to pick up and run again. The truth was she didn’t want to leave Ky. Her mind was racing. A light touch on her arm sent her into a total panic. She flinched and drew back, ducking, anticipating a blow that would knock her off her feet.
“Cooper! Baby, it’s me. What’s wrong?”
“Sorry. You startled me.” Her voice was shaking.
“Sweetheart, I would never, ever hit you. I would cut off my hand, before I would raise it against you.” She relaxed and allowed him to draw her close.
“I know, Ky. I know.”
“I may be big, sweetheart. But I would only use my size to protect you, never to hurt you. Do you understand?” She nodded. “Did something scare you? I heard the dogs barking.” The dogs were still acting strange. They were pacing back and forth in front of the door. It wasn’t just Samson; Rover was acting macho and protective, also.
Maybe, she could tell him part of it. “There was someone at the back door.”
Ky immediately went to the door and opened it. “Yeah, there are foot prints here. Big footprints. Military type boots. My brother, Ty, wears boots like this. Pack a bag and get the animals, all of you are staying with me tonight. And get anything you don’t want to leave here, I’ll load it up.” The words were music to her ears. Even though, she knew she ought to rethink it—she wanted to be with Ky and have him take care of her more than anything else in the world.
She followed his instructions. Throwing several tops and jeans in a bag didn’t take long. Her toiletries were next. Then the cats and their food. The dogs were no problem. They readily followed Ky out and hopped in the back seat.
“Can I take my box of gemstones and my scrap booking stuff?” Since she had begun her new life, Dr. Horton had suggested she chronicle it. So far, she had made some headway. When she had left quickly, she had grabbed a box of family papers that had some pictures in it. She hadn’t gone through them all yet, she had just grabbed some of them out of the original box and crammed them in with her scrap booking paraphernalia. Maybe, she would get time to look at it when Ky was working or something.
“Sure.” He leaned over and kissed her. “And you don’t have to worry. I have a state of the art security system. I’ll take care of you.”
“I believe you.” She knew he would, if he could. But he didn’t really know what she had been up against. Face the facts. Steve was as crazy as his brother was, and he had promised her he would rape her if he ever got the chance. Ky needed to know. She was either going to have to come clean, or leave him alone.

They stopped by his house and unloaded everything. It didn’t take but about ninety seconds to acquaint the animals. They were all good natured and easy going. He sat the two boxes and her small suitcase just inside the door. Then he set the alarm. There were weeks at a time, when he didn’t even think about setting it, or locking the door for that matter. Now, it would be different. Now he had a treasure to protect. Cooper.
Later, he would find out what was going on. Did she have any idea who might have come sneaking around? And why was she so frightened that she cowered at a simple touch? Tonight, when she lay in his bed, in his arms he would find out. He would talk to her—after they made love.
What? Ky laughed, to himself. Before, when thinking like this, he would have thought—sex. Now, he was thinking—making love. How did he go from sex to making love? It hadn’t been a hard trip. Cooper.
When they got back in the truck, she scooted just as close to him as she could. “Thank you, Ky. You’re so good to me.”
Ky grinned down at her. “It’s my pleasure. I get you in my home and in my bed tonight. Like I said, my pleasure.”

* * * *

They didn’t have far to go. The Baptist church where the Angel Pantry was conducted wasn’t very far from Ky’s house—less than ten miles. When they arrived, the eighteen-wheeler that brought the groceries was already there. Proudly, Ky escorted her in and introduced her to about a dozen ladies and they quickly showed her the ropes. Before Ky went outside to help unload the truck and sort the food, he pulled her aside and held her tenderly. “I will take care of you. Don’t you worry for one moment. You don’t ever have to be alone again, not if you don’t want to be.” He kissed her on the forehead and went out to help the men.
A woman named Leslie Barker took her under her wing. She put Cooper at the last table behind a sign that said ’eggs’ and explained that after all the bulk food was brought in, the men would bring individual boxes around for the ladies to place one of each item inside to make a combination box for each customer. “I’m new, Mrs. Barker. Do you really think I need to be in charge of the most fragile item?”
“You’re the youngest female here, child. Your nerves and hands should be steadier than ours.” Cooper smiled at the observation. Soon, things got underway. Cartons of eggs were placed on the table in front of Cooper. But all Cooper could see was Ky. He brought in several big boxes and each time, he sought her out with his eyes and gave her a private smile. She knew he was thinking about what they had done last night and hopefully, what they would be doing tonight. After all the food was in, it was time to fill the boxes. Each man picked up a good-size box then he would walk down the aisle and each woman would place one item in the box. It was an assembly line. Ky walked by her four times. Each time, he leaned in and whispered something to her. The first time it was, “I don’t have on any underwear. Do you?” Cooper almost dropped the eggs. The second time, she was expecting something light and teasing. He surprised her again. He whispered, “I ache to be inside you.” His eyes were dark with desire and heat. The third time, she trembled when he leaned over and he said, “Do you want to go steady?” That made her smile. The last time, he leaned it and instead of whispering—he kissed her hard, right on the lips, in front of God and everybody. They received a wild round of applause. Cooper dropped the eggs.
Lucky, there were extra.

Thanks for reading


Sable Hunter



T-R-O-U-B-L-E by Sable Hunter


Trouble comes calling on Kyler Landon. He falls hard and fast for his beautiful, mysterious neighbor after she saves him from a rattlesnake attack.The sexual tension mounts between them with each sensual encounter, but he soon realizes that Cooper has been hurt and is leery of men. So he sets out to teach her that a real man can be gentle, loving, and sexy as hell. Trouble seems to follow Cooper, and Ky makes it his mission to protect her from her past. Kyler would move heaven and earth to keep her in his bed and in his life.


Giveaway 

October Readathon: Things That Go Bump In The Night

                             October Readathon: Things That Go Bump In The Night
                                                                 Hosted by Psychotic State Book Reviews 




Honorable Mention Off-site Giveaway!: After Obsession, by Carrie Jones and Steven Wedel, Review + Giveaway

At Bloody Bookaholic blog


About The Readathon....



I'm going to be a part of it. Looks so fun. Want to join, details are as follow.
See Readathon Post: Here



How to Sign Up

To sign up, make a post on your blog, Facebook or Twitter about participating.  Add the THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT button to your sidebar, linking back to this post so others can join in if they wish.  Please help to spread the word!  Beginning on October 1.
Rules

The rules are, there are no rules! (TM Kenicky, Grease).  Anyone may participate.  You can read one book during the month or one for each day, whatever you choose.  You can join in today or at any time during the month of October.  If you don't have a blog, you may use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads. 

Books to Read

Any type of horror, or sub-genre of horror, including the paranormal, supernatural, suspense, mystery, thriller (including murder, psychological, supernatural or spooky driven/themed), monster (vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, zombies, aliens and the like) and monster mash up, and true crime.  Any book that makes you squirm can qualify!

Posts

Post your book reviews, your thoughts on scary books, interviews with authors of scary books, your top ten scariest books, etc.  Any post dealing with all things horror and spooky will be accepted and appreciated.

Giveaways

Once THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE  NIGHT ends, I will be giving away some of the books that I have reviewed during the month to lucky readers.  Titles to be determined.  Each Readathon post will count as an entry toward the giveaway.  The  more books you review during the month, the greater your chance to win! 

Event Details

*  Kick off:  Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 a.m., your local time
*  Closes:  Monday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m., your local time

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Tour: Review of Fresh Heir by Michael Reilly

                    Michael Reilly's first novel is touring as of now. And a Review for his book Fresh Heir is on for the blog.


Review ....
                                 Overview
 Jamie is a twelve-year-old who has been labeled highly gifted. Good news, right? Except with it comes a cross-county car trip…with his ultra-obsessed dad…his annoying little sister…and a wacky educational consultant his dad has hired. Jamie could suggest better ways to spend his summer, and to live his life, if only someone would listen. But his dad, Doug, can’t hear above the loud voices demanding nothing but the best for his son. Doug will do anything to give Jamie the leg up he needs to compete in a vicious world and get into an Ivy League school. Michael Reilly’s hysterical road-trip in search of achievement is a wide-eyed satire about the pressures of modern parenthood. As they set out on the trip to San Francisco, where Jamie will attend a summer program for gifted youth, Doug’s enthusiasm and hyperkinetic desire to enrich Jamie at every turn leads to hilarious complications and enlightening predicaments. A riotous portrayal of a father desperate to have the promise of his youth fulfilled through the life of his son, Doug’s journey is not unlike that of many parents in modern-day America. With good grades, extracurricular activities, and solid SATs no longer the benchmark for entrance into top colleges, the pressure and stress of giving children the best opportunities for success can often lead to misplaced motivations. Accurately depicting the push-pull of parenthood and childhood and the need for adults to understand the voices of their children, Fresh Heir is a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery.


                                                                 About Fresh Heir
One of those books that is about introducing real life issues while trying to keep humor and a casual style of writing with readers. Jamie a twelve year-old gives us a feeling of how high expectations from parents can be harrowing. Fresh Heir is not just about this issue but contains a back-story of his own's fathers's life experience. The story makes readers self-involved which is really nice to get into in the story throughout its many quirky situations. Well-recommended realistic fiction read.  
                                                                     Overall: Touching read
                                                                    Genre: Realistic Fiction 


                                                                                  My Star Review  4 of 5 stars
                                                                                   Buy Options 

                                                                               
                                                                               



Available as: Paperback, $9.99,  Kindle Edition (From Amazon.com, $2.99)
Recommended Ages: 17 and Up                                                                   
Paperback: 260 pgs.
Published: May 13th 2011 by Fresh Heir


           For This Review:  *Provided For Review through Book Tour * 
              
                                                     About the Author 
Michael Reilly holds degrees from Yale University and Columbia University. He lives with his wife and four children in Charlottesville, Virginia.











Tour Participants 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest Post: Kimber An


Middle Grade On My Mind
By
Kimber An

Author of CRUSHED SUGAR, SUGAR RUSH, and SWEET BYTES a romantic YA Paranormal series set in Alaska http://www.kimberan.com/
                                                                                        
The Cover is Out!



So, you ever wonder what’s going through the head of the random author you come across in cyberspace or real life?  Well, if she’s got tears in her eyes for no obvious reason, one of her favorite characters probably just sacrificed himself for someone he loved somewhere deep in her imagination.  You just never know.  One author’s spouse calls it ‘Book-Brain’ and advises the general population to simply keep a safe distance.  
Anyway, I’ve got this big release coming up of my third novel, Sweet Bytes, and I’ve got edits and cover art and guest posts and updating sites and figuring out what cool Alaskan things to give as my grand prize for the release blog hop and so on and so forth.
So, what am I thinking about while I’m falling to sleep at night?  Is it how I use the word ‘so’ too much?  Um, no.  And it’s not even Sweet Bytes.


It’s The Questing Prince, a space fantasy about a hyperactive redhead and the bad boy from the wrong side of the galaxy.  I cut it out of a huge epic space opera I’ve had tucked away in my imagination for well over a decade.  So, I was laying there falling asleep (“So?”  AGAIN? Where is my editor when I need her?) and it dawned on me.
The Hero and Heroine of The Questing Prince are only fourteen years old.
My publisher, Noble Young Adult, only does older YA, like 18 and up, probably 16 at the very youngest.


Also, there’s another story that’s been nagging me like crazy and it’s set in the same fictional universe as Sweet Bytes.  It’s all about how Matt, the fully human ancestor of Joseph, the Oldblood Elder from the Ophelia Dawson stories, comes to be adopted by him.  Matt never knew his birthfather and his birthmother died of a drug overdose, leaving Matt at the mercy of the foster care system.  Certain he’s going to be stuck there for the duration, he sinks into depression.  Then, a long-lost family member shows up to take him in.  He only finds out afterwards that Joseph, his new foster-dad, is also a vampire.


The trouble with this story is Matt is only thirteen years old.  Um, that’s Middle Grade.
I don’t know, but I’ve had a hard time finding YA publishers who do young YA and Middle Grade.
So, (nooooo!) what’s a good little ePublished YA author to do?
Well, the good news is I’m so busy with the Ophelia Dawson stories that I don’t need to figure that one out for another year, probably.
I guess the lesson to take away from this post is that you can have an awesome story stewing in your imagination for a long time.  And that’s okay.
Or, it can dump on you like a ton of bricks overnight and take of running, like the Ophelia Dawson stories.  You just never know.
So (ooooooh, noooo!) just go with what works at the time.
Sweet Bytes comes out October 17th.  Here’s the blurb!
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Up Close With the Books (2)


Up Close With the Books

A weekly meme hosted at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog running from Tuesday-Thursday. The goal is to show book covers up close through photos or through video. The inspiration for this came for people who want to get a book that has been on their wishlist but aren't sure how it will look in person. Now we can share photos of how a book looks and help others make their decision.

This I also hope to be a good way along the way for bloggers to get to know each other and learn of new blogs. If you like what you see why not say "hi" and follow each other's blogs. Have fun with the pics and video-making.

Anyone interested in joining and taking part in this meme, go here. Weekly meme goes from Tuesday to Thursday. Ends Friday.


The Fallen Star (The Fallen Star, Vol. 1) by Jessica Sorensen

Good buy? Yes. 

See Review: Review of The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen


The Underworld (The Fallen Star Vol. 2) by Jessica Sorensen


Good buy? Yes. 


Monday, September 26, 2011

In My Mailbox (8) & Mailbox Monday (3)- September 26



In My Mail­box« is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi – The Story Siren.
 In this meme, we share the books we received for review, purchased, got from the library, traded/swapped, etc. Great way to network your blog with other bloggers and readers. 


Books received...


In Print-Beckoning Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy
For Review 
As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.
Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she's completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston.
Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it's up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Finds (3) - Sunday


Blog Finds
Blog Finds are blogs found that are unique or have some interesting content.
**If you want to be posted then leave a comment (See Here too). To post each Sunday. Next Sunday could be your turn. Three blogs will be posted**


Presenting the blogs....

For people who love to read for entertainment.

Find Thoughts: Blog with a unique layout and good quality reviews. Giveaways too. Highly Recommend!



BOOK LOVERS PARADISE
Welcome to my attempt at blogging. I am a true to heart bibliophile. Here I will discuss and review books as I read them. You are welcome to do the same. The only rules are no profanity, no politics, no religion, and have fun!
Donna


Find Thoughts: Book blog, anyone?



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Book Tour: Review of Blood & Light by Rue Volley (The Blood and Light Vampires #1)

      Book 1 in the The Blood and Light Vampire Series loved infinitely. Presenting a book review for the book tour. Blood & Light by Rue Volley. Still reading Smoke and Mirrors but it is really good too!
The review.... 


                                       Overview 
 Rue Volley lives in the quiet little town of Calvary, Minnesota...nestled in the thick woods lining the great lakes. Rue, along with her brother Kai have lived an otherwise calm life up until their Mother was commited into Rolling River Asylum, after she mysteriously stopped speaking to anyone. Rue is convinced by her brother to attend a party on her birthday and after she experiences something that she cannot explain, she and everyone in her world is thrown into madness. Join Rue on this epic journey, 6 books in all, as she struggles with grief, love, humor, old crushes, new found infatuations, hot boys AND vampires, lots and lots of them.

  This first book in the series starts you on a journey that you will find hard to ignore and once you start reading you will be hooked...or perhaps bitten."


                                                                          About Blood & Light
Rue has been deeply alone for a long time and her brother just wants to see her happy so he decides to get her to go to a party.  What happens next involves lots of power struggles along with uncontrolled attractions. If you are to read these books you'll become obsessed that is a promise! I'm reading Book 2, Smoke and Mirrors ( Need to get all the books!) and it's continuing some major energy charged and wickedly stunning fighting scenes. The Blood and Light Vampires are unlike any you'll ever meet. Rue, the main character is witty, at times shy, but really kick-ass. Big fan and of the cute and pretty boys involved in the story. There is so much happening because a situation can change in a moment's notice but you'll be wishing for more.
                                                                                                     
                                                        Overall: Amazing  read!

                                                Genre: Paranormal, Vampires


                                                                   My Star Review  
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Available as: Paperback, $16.38,  Kindle Edition (From Amazon.com, $5.79)
Recommended Ages: 17 and Up                                                                   
E-book: 409 pgs.
Published: July 20th 2011 by Vamptasy Publishing (first published November 18th 2010)


            For This Review*Provided For Review through Book Tour * 


              
                                                     About the Author 
Michelle Stultz resides in Indiana with her husband, Von Erick, and their two children...who happen to be pugs, Momo and Oshi.


She spent her early years in Catholic school and graduated in 1988.


No she didn't go to college... she got bit and became a vampire...and she's got plenty of time to go if she wants to.




Tour Participants 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Shelf Candy (5)


Shelf Candy is Hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.
          The concept is if other bloggers share their favorite covers of the week. Showcasing some of your favorite covers while giving some much deserved recognition to the illustrators, photographers and designers who are responsible, if you can. If not post about your favorite book cover of that week, newly released or, not, talk about what you like on the cover. 
Great way to socialize  with either other bloggers and readers. See new books and blogs as well.
                 

Interview & Giveaway with Matt Xell author of “Tower of Parlen Min (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin #1)”



Matt Xell is author of Tower of Parlen Min. His book is also touring as of now we have a nice interview set up for you. Read on to learn of Matt Xell, the author and his books.


About The Book
Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

T.V. Casual Talk:The Secret Circle on The CW "Pilot"

                                                             
                                      Official CW Show Overview
Cassie Blake was a happy, normal teenage girl - until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington - the town her mother left so many years before - where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam.  

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interview with Felix Timothy author of "Ionshaker"


Have a new author interview with an author, Felix Timothy. He has a book named Ionshaker out that I find has a lovely cover. If you love his interview today you might like Felix Timothy's new book. Let's get on with finding out more about Felix and his book.....
About The Book                                                                                  
Trey's wife, his wife's shrink and his attorney are shot dead as his ex-girlfriend Robin Ironside disappears from the ICU. The four of them knew about Ionshaker - a cutting edge nuclear arming and disarming software.
In the meantime, Brett – the lead FBI detective pursuing Trey - the sole murder suspect for the murders, gets framed for two new murders as soon as he learns about Al Fakir - a suspected Al Qaeda off shoot that has stolen Ionshaker, and he’s forced to become a fugitive like Brett.
No one knows what Al Fakir intends to use Ionshaker for, but creators of the software say, the country that possesses Ionshaker will have a global control over anything nuclear, from nuclear warheads to civilian nuclear-powered plants, at the click of a button and the fear is, Al Fakir might just use Ionshaker to attack a hostile country and start a nuclear war, or worst yet, use it to detonate American nuclear warheads on American soil. And as if that’s not all, reliable intel indicates that Ionshaker has been to Germany, then Russia with China also showing interest, its bidding price being trillions of dollars.
Now, the president needs Trey (an ex CIA) and Brett (an ex FBI) to steal Ionshaker back from Al Fakir before they sell or duplicate it. Their mission is called IONSHAKER and its top secret, its urgent, its war against Al Fakir, simply put - its mission impossible.



Reviews for Ionshaker!

This review for Ionshaker was titled Nuclear-Powered Thriller on Amazon by Annie Frame Author of Imprint and The Quiet Road
"IONSHAKER by Timothy Felix is a tense thriller from the start. A married woman is shot dead in cold blood and the main suspect is her unsuspecting husband Trey. The investigation deepens as more names enter the equation. FBI Agent Brett Dawson and deputy Nicole Anderson probe all leads. The first one being an accident involving the other woman in Trey's life which leads to more questions that need answers and a much deeper investigation than expected. Twists and turns only add to the already thickening plot. I really enjoyed this read and have to say that it's a page turner throughout with characters that effortlessly pull you deeper into the web of IONSHAKER. If you love a fast paced thriller then this is one to buy. Hats of to Timothy Felix! Can't give too much away to potential readers.....it wouldn't be fair." - Annie Frame, author of Imprint and The Quiet Road.
Link to the review http://www.amazon.com/Ionshaker-ebook/product-reviews/B005IX3TCK/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 
           
           Ionshaker by Felix Timothy Book Trailer 


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Stephen Gallup author of "What About the Boy? A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son"


We have Stephen Gallup, author of What About the Boy? A Father's Pledge to His Disabled Son. Stephen will talk about his book and a little about himself. Hope everyone can enjoy meeting him and hearing his story.



Stephen Gallup's Bio   


Stephen Gallup grew up in North Carolina and Virginia. He studied at NC State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, and then at the University of Virginia, where he received a master’s in English.
Since 1977, he has worked in various roles in technical communication in the aerospace and wireless telecommunications industries. His roles have ranged from supporting proposals for feasibility studies of space missions and launches of satellites, to writing user guides for trendy new cell phones. In the early years, he wrote occasional short fiction on the side, and features for newspapers.
Steve’s life changed dramatically with the birth of his son Joseph in 1985. Upon learning that there was a problem, he applied his energies to a pursuit of answers that he felt certain must exist. After a year of consulting with physicians to no effect, he located other resources. For the next four years, he and his wife Judy implemented an intensive two-pronged treatment campaign that resulted in dramatic improvements in Joseph’s condition.
His memoir What About the Boy? shows what the family did, and what happened next.

The Author Interview 
Questions and Answers 


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with James Wallace Birch author of "Discontents"


We have James Wallace Birch who is author of Discontents. He's going to answer some questions at the blog today and be giving away  electronic books to readers interested. Please, read on to find about James Wallace Birch and his book.


About The Book
Emory Walden is a talented writer and street artist at odds with the corporate America of his twenty-something peers. He can’t remember how he ended up hospitalized needing a risky surgery to save his life. Someone tried to kill him.

He suspects his involvement with the enigmatic Fletcher Spivey in a plot to spark a political uprising in the U.S. has been infiltrated. But he’s not sure who the nebulous adversary is.

If he can uncover the infiltrator before the surgery, he can find out who wants him dead and warn Spivey in time to save the movement. But the deeper he digs, the less certain he is that anything is as it seems. 



                        Discontents by James Wallace Birch Book Trailer 





The Author
James Wallace Birch is an award-winning author of short fiction. He has published a number of articles in newspapers and journals. Discontents is his debut novel. James is a twenty-something from Northern Virginia (NoVa), outside our nation's capital.

Discontents is about the disappearance of one of his high school friends who was hunted by the U.S. government. You can get Part 1 of Discontents as a FREE SAMPLE at 
DiscontentsBook.com 


In My Mailbox (7) & Mailbox Monday (2)- September 17





In My Mail­box« is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi – The Story Siren.
 In this meme, we share the books we received for review, purchased, got from the library, traded/swapped, etc. Great way to network your blog with other bloggers and readers. 
This week books received:


Given as Gift: The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin 


Won from Giveaway from the Author: The Secret of the Dread Forest by Gillian Summers 


Bought: The Dark Hills Divide (The Land of Elyon) by Patrick Carman

     
 In My Mailbox (7) & Mailbox Monday (2)

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