Thursday, January 28, 2016

Resolve and Retribution **COVER REVEAL**


Resolve and Retribution 

**COVER REVEAL**


By day, Ben Hammonds leads a routine life: Oregon state agency office job, distance running, and avoiding traffic when it's possible. But once the sun sets, his life isn't so ordinary. He's in a relationship with a vampire who hasn't drawn breath since she was a young noblewoman in Birmingham, England, during the seventeenth century. 

Although Tabitha loves him, there's a secret she can't bring herself to divulge from that era. As Ben learns the hard way, there are rules for all-humans and vampires alike. He must decide how far he'll go to protect loved ones when an ancient undead adversary of Tabitha's intensifies an already bloody vampire power struggle. 

And he must do it within his own hometown.


Available on Amazon 2/1/16





Hi, I'm Michael W. Holman--pleased to meet you.
Here's part of what BlueInk Review had to say about my first book: "Resolve And Retribution is an original genre novel sure to delight resolute vampire aficionados. The satisfying ending leaves readers hoping for more." If you would like to read their whole review, I invite you to visit www.blueinkreview.com when the opportunity presents itself.
I don't have a background in the construction industry, but I'd like to use an analogy as if I did. The foundation for my first novel was actually poured in the late 90's when a pen-pal I had in Birmingham England sent me a number of documents that contained interesting facts about the city's history, in addition to travel-related informative brochures. I regret to say my pen-pal and I lost contact with each other long ago. However, the material she mailed me remains in my possession to this day. Rather sentimental--perhaps antiquated since our planet's living in the Digital Age--but that's the way I roll.
As I said, the documents Jane sent were the foundation, but the building didn't actually get started until 2009, when I watched a DVD in my collection and a supporting character asked the lead one if he'd "ever written that book". When the sad reply was negative, a spark ignited inside. I remember telling myself "That WILL NOT happen to ME."
I began to ask myself what if. What if I wrote a story of vampires but with origins unlike what I'd read in works I'd enjoyed? What if it was the GUY who was the human with bills to pay and a job to do and his romantic interest stopped aging when she was a young noblewoman during England's Civil War? And what if, despite all the supernatural powers of the undead she possessed, it was that ordinary man's free will which would decide her fate in a VAMPIRE civil war?
So, there's the background of how "Resolve And Retribution" went from a concept to a novel that was published in September of 2013.
Will others agree with those five Amazon customers who enjoyed my first book enough to give it the coveted 5-star rating? I hope so, but I have no control over that, so I'll deploy the same power my fictional character lead character/narrator Ben does and use my free will to decide stress is stupid, thus I won't poison myself with it.
Besides, I don't have TIME for foolishness. I'm working on my sequel novel ("Returns And Reunions") after all--well--when I'm not on duty at my ODOT work station or running in Salem Oregon's Bush Park.
All the best to you and yours.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Meet Author, M.T. Magee

Meet Author, M.T. Magee


Hi Everyone,
My name is M.T.Magee and I live in New England on our small farm with my husband and son.
We raise an assortment of silly goats, quiet rabbits, far too many ducks and chickens, and a high strung Border Collie cross named Gronk. I have always loved fantasy and fell in love with Tolkien at age eleven. I read all of his works at age twelve. I have been writing stories since I was ten years old and have always wanted to be an author. After fulfilling my dream of becoming a nurse, marrying the love of my life and having two wonderful sons, I have finally been able to fulfill my first dream of publishing my first book. My youngest son is severely disabled and I am his full-time caregiver. The long winter months here in New England make it virtually impossible to go out very often, so I used this time to begin my story The Treasure of Gwenlais. Fifteen months and 1144 pages later I am very happy to present my story to all of you. I love strong female characters, who are still able to convey a sense of vulnerability and be very relateable. I also love strong male leads who are not afraid to show their soft side. Love of family is important to me as I am sure it is to everyone and I convey this in my story.
So welcome to the world I have created and I hope you enjoy visiting often. I hope you all enjoy the brilliant work of my cover artist Tyler Donnelly.
The world I have created, comes from the inspiration of both my Scottish heritage and my husband's Irish descent, with pride and respect for both cultures. The beauty of the Scottish Highlands, as well as the lush rolling meadows of Ireland, serve as a backdrop for the mythical realm of Rienfield. Many of the names of villages and towns that are used are actual names of towns and villages of Scotland and Ireland. They are used in direct correlation for what their rich past made them known for and is applied with loving respect for their history in the story. Many of the names of the characters are Irish, Scottish, or Gaelic, again showing my love and admiration for our heritages. The characters also speak Old Irish, from time to time, referring to it as 'old speak.' I hope you will find this as fascinating and beautiful as I did. You will find the Kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin filled with wonder, danger, adventure, romance, love of family as well as betrayal.
The people, races, and beings, will beckon you to return and visit, over and again, sharing in their joys, sorrows, tragedies and triumphs. The photos I have added our my inspirations for the backdrop of my story.


Richard Armitage, is the physical inspiration for my male lead Caleb, and is actually a funny story. My husband and oldest son were watching BBC's Robin Hood. I looked up from my computer and said
" Oh my gosh that's Caleb!" Both son and husband look at each other and then me in total confusion.
"No hon, this is Guy of Gisborne," my husband informed me.
I then preceded to explain, that the character Caleb in my book looks just like that. Both husband and son look at each other again smirking, then turn back to watch the show. That is when I started paying more attention to Richard Armitage.
I was able to create my female lead Laurel, in The Treasure of Gwenlais, by going to a makeover site, looked for a model who resembled what I had envisioned Laurel to look like. I adjusted eye color, skin tone, hair style and color, eyebrow shape. Then Laurel was born.



So my friends, find your comfortable reading place, and immerse yourself in the lives of the warm, courageous, humorous, and sometimes frightening characters, which make up the world of Rienfield.







Check out her book:

Princess Laurel of Gwenlais, finds herself tragically and quickly thrust into a world of danger, so unlike the idyllic and sheltered life she has known. These dangers from an unknown enemy, also unexpectedly throw her into the arms of Caleb, the warrior Prince of Heathwin, the nearby kingdom in which Gwenlais has a tense alliance with. The more refined people of Gwenlais, find their neighbors and protectors of the West necessary, but consider them uncouth and sometimes barbaric.

The long and bloody feud between Heathwin, and the mysterious, frightening, and misunderstood, race of beings, called the Rabkins, had finally reached an uneasy truce, by the hard fought and diligent efforts of Prince Caleb. This fragile agreement, was soon shattered by an attack from outside, that threaten both kingdoms of Gwenlais and Heathwin. Laurel and Caleb find themselves, not only fighting for the peace and existence of their kingdoms, but fighting for their new found love that is imperiled at every turn from a nameless enemy, and their own people as well. 

Laurel follows her calling, by beginning her training in the ancient healing arts of the Ollams. She soon finds that her skills may be needed to heal more than just the physical wounds of others, but also the wounds of the heart, long put upon by the people of both she and Caleb’s kingdoms by the mistrust and bigotries of either side. As they draw closer together, they discover just how far this unknown enemy, has gone to tear them apart from within. They must together, find a way to rise above old and long standing prejudices, and form a much stronger alliance in order to fight against the new enemy from outside of their borders, that threatens their very survival. 

This is the epic world of Rienfield. A domain filled with beauty, danger, amazing races and cultures. You will find the love and strong ties of family. As well as romance, humor, adventure and tragedy, while the people and beings of Rienfield, search for peace and truth in their way of life. 


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Angel Hands **Cover Reveal**


Angel Hands

 **Cover Reveal**

Sometimes, it is best to begin at the end. 

Angel Hands, by Cait Reynolds, begins at the end of The Phantom of the Opera, revealing, for the first time, the true story behind Leroux’s fantastical tale and the real fate of the Phantom himself.
When the Opera de Paris is purchased and renovated, years after a mysterious fire nearly destroyed it, the Phantom finds himself unexpectedly resurrected - in the form of a young boy hired by the manager’s daughter to play pranks on the cast, crew, and audience. After all, the return of the infamous “Opera Ghost” can only be good for ticket sales, and Mireille Dubienne is determined to see her father’s investment become profitable. 
Plain, shrewd, and proud, Mireille pours the rage of her disappointed hopes and looming spinsterhood into helping her father manage the Opera de Paris and making it a success. 
What she doesn’t count on is the real “Opera Ghost” deciding he no longer wishes to be an understudy in his own domain, the theater that Mireille believes is hers. 
The Phantom and Mireille push each other to the limits of their cunning to control and manipulate each other, with no game too low to play. With each passing day, the stakes get higher, until surrender is no longer an option for the Phantom or Mireille. 
Every trick and betrayal drives them toward a startling truth that will change more than one life forever: you can’t love what you hate…but you can desire it. 

You can’t love what you hate…but you can desire it.
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You can pre-order it here - and it's free on Kindle Unlimited!

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Cait Reynolds lives in Boston area with her husband and 4-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking delicious meals, running around the city, rock climbing like a boss, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes. Reynolds is able to pull from real life experiences such as her kidney transplant, and her writing reflects her passion for life from having to face the darkest places and find the will to laugh. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life


Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life


If you had suggested five years ago that I would write a book, I would have thought you were crazy. Now I am a published author of a book that was recently chosen by Shelf Unbound as one of the “Best Indie Books for 2015.” I still have trouble believing I am an author some days even though I am now working on my second book.  I have found that I really enjoy writing as long as I feel passionate about the topic. I write blog posts weekly and try to work on my current book at least once a week. I write because I know people are frustrated in their relationships and are not as happy as they deserve to be. I have knowledge and experience that can help them, and I want to share that information.
I do not have a set writing schedule. I write when I have time but try to make time when the ideas are fresh in my mind. I frequently wake up in the morning with great ideas. I will jot them down in a notebook until I have time to get to the computer. My time to write is limited by my coaching business and the time with my children. I have two little girls that I homeschool, which along with my business, is time consuming. I try to pick quiet times at the end of the day or first thing in the morning to get my writing done. I write by imagining that I am talking to a client or a friend. My writing style has an easy conversational flow to it. I want you to read my advice and feel like I am talking directly to you.
My first book, Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep, and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life, is based on my own personal experience as well as my experience working with clients for the past 28 years. It is my secrets of what it takes to have loving, healthy, long-term relationships. It is written primarily for women, even though it is beneficial for men as well. There is so much information out there about relationships, but I wanted this book to be simple ideas that when practiced daily, would make a big impact on your life. We are not taught what we need to know in order to have successful, rewarding relationships. My hope is that this book will change that.

I am now working on my second book that will be primarily for men, helping them to understand women and how they can be successful partners. This book will be written in a way men prefer to learn. It will be to the point with no extra words or long explanations of concepts. It will have bullet points and ideas they can start to use from day one. This book is going slower than the first book. I find I am busier in my life right now, but I am working steadily on it and hope to have it out this summer. I am not sure what my next project will be. It might be another book idea, or I might just take what I have and travel speaking about these two books. I see writing as a minor part of my career. My passion really is to work with people individually and in groups. I love to travel and plan on expanding my reach as a speaker in the coming years. I am open to wherever this career takes me as long as I am helping people in the process. I truly love what I do, and it is my hope that this book and any future books will be a blessing to the readers.


Exclusive Excerpt from Unmasking
Get the Love You Want and Become Irresistible to Him

Remember when you were first together, and he couldn’t get enough of you? Remember how good it felt to know he wanted only you and was in love with you? The beginning of a relationship is wonderful with all the chemistry flowing and those “feel good” hormones racing through your body. 

Eventually though, we make it past the romantic love stage and have to learn how to continue getting the love we want and being irresistible to him! In long-term relationships, we are more in love with our partners at times and less in love with them at other times. In order to have an unstoppable relationship, we must work to keep the love alive. The most important thing for women in a relationship is to feel unconditional love. Even if we have a good relationship and feel secure, we still need and want reassurance.

I am a relationship specialist, and I still find myself wanting reassurance. I have learned that when I am not happy with my relationship at the moment, I need to take a look at what is really going on. Just stopping and asking myself what I am upset about is the first step. I try to do this before I say anything to anyone else. The times when I don’t do this and immediately act on my feelings, communication breaks down and feelings can get hurt. I realize afterward that a negative situation could have been avoided if I had only taken some time to analyze my feelings and act on the real issue. I frequently find a feeling of not being a priority is what’s really underneath, which is really about not feeling loved. Now if I take this one step further, I may just find that my guy has done nothing wrong; he cannot read my mind after all. Instead of being upset with him or telling him what he did wrong, I find a way to get my needs met. What did he do today that showed me he loves me? Remember that we all feel loved in different ways. Maybe he did something that means love to him but may not be something I recognize as love.

I hear this frequently from clients. Our partners are more likely to show us love in the same way they feel loved. Now if you prefer other forms, it is okay to share some ideas with your partner on how you feel loved, but I would suggest you do this in a positive manner. Tell your partner want you DO want instead of what you don’t want. Remember to always let him know what he is doing right. This will make him feel successful, and he will want to do more of it. Our guys really do want to please us, especially if they feel appreciated. Remember that men compartmentalize in boxes and will spend time in the boxes they feel they are successful. They will seek out the boxes that work and ignore those that confuse them or make them feel like failures. The key to understand here is that men strive to be successful at everything. If they feel like they may not succeed, they tend to stay away from it. This can mean their relationships. A man will lose interest and quit trying if he feels he cannot please you. A man will not stay in love if he is not appreciated.

So let him know what he is doing right and give some suggestions on what else he could do to show his love. Men are not mind readers and do not always know what makes us happy. Sometimes it is just our need for more reassurance and unconditional love. The more you can accept love in different ways, the more loved you will feel. Women thrive on attention from their guys. Remember that we need to feel like we are a priority and that the relationship comes before anything else. When you are not feeling like a priority, what can you do that will bring about the result you want?

We just talked about needing unconditional love and reassurance of it often. We also need loyalty from our partners. This comes with feeling like we are loved and a priority. We want to feel like they would choose us all over again. We want to feel loved and cherished and beautiful. We need to feel emotionally connected to our partners. We want to be pursued and dated just like when we were first together. If you are not getting this in your relationship, it might be time to initiate some of it yourself. I know—most women would prefer that the man do the initiating, but keep in mind that people are attracted to partners who are responsible for their own happiness. We can suggest ideas to our partners, and for some couples this works really well. For others, they need to take the initiative in the beginning. The end result is what you are after. Create moments together that give you what you desire and also create moments that he enjoys. Let him know how much those moments mean to you and how happy they make you, and watch him start to initiate more of them in the future. Ultimately, though, it is the experience and the feeling of being loved that you are after, not how you got there. Remember that he wants to succeed, so set up situations where you both feel loved and appreciated.

There is nothing like the feeling of being in love and having butterflies in your stomach when you see your partner. It does take work in a relationship to keep those feelings alive, but it can be done, and it is so worth the effort. I want you to get up every morning feeling excited to be sharing your life with such a wonderful partner. The more you understand, appreciate and love him, the more he will appreciate and love you. You will get the love you desire, and you will become irresistible to him.




Lori Ann Davis is an author, Certified Relationship Specialist, radio host and speaker. Lori has a unique and passionate approach to love and relationships and believes that all people deserve and can have the relationships of their dreams. She has over twenty-eight years of experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. She has a private practice in Charlotte, N.C., and also provides relationship coaching by phone to people throughout the United States. Her practice spans the spectrum from dating and singles to working through divorce to renewing long-term marriages. In addition to workshops, classes, couples' retreats, and a Charlotte-based singles group, Lori's radio show "Ask Lori" on WGIVCharlotte has become a popular medium to share relationship information with millions of listeners. Born and raised in New Orleans, she has a master's degree in clinical psychology form the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She is the mother of three daughters and is proud to homeschool her two youngest. Contact Lori Ann Davis www.lorianndavis.com


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fated Capture Blog Tour & Giveaway

Fated Capture

 Blog Tour 

& Giveaway




I am a normal seventeen-year old girl living a normal life... Well as normal as a Half-Human, Half-Craecia girl can be anyway while trying to avoid becoming an unwilling hostage of the Orfeo in the process of saving my best friend and brother from said Orfeo. Ok so I wasn't normal and neither was my life, but it wasn't all bad either. I am the Chosen. I know! Sounds so cool right! My very existence threatens everything Ose the leader of the Orfeo has obtained. I just don't know how to bring him crumbling to knees yet. That's where Lyon comes in ... *sigh. Yep I'm smitten. HEY! Don't judge me. If you had seen him you'd be smitten too. He's all hot, sexy, protective wildness rolled into a beautiful, British-speaking male specimen and he was created just for me. Together we will do everything in our power to stop the evil from spreading and destroying the world.

Kristyn Eudes was raised in a small town in Alabama, where she recently married her best friend and love of her life.  Together, they are raising their combined large family  along with their newly adopted Tuxedo kitty, Fluffy.
When not writing the next book in her Fated Keepers series, Kristyn obsessives over The Vampire Diaries, enjoys reading books by her favorite authors and brainstorming her next writing project.
She loves all kinds of music and art, believing that creativity opens the soul. Her favorite hobbies are horseback riding and volleyball and she absolutely adores baseball (Go Red Sox) !!!

Kristyn's Top 4 Favorite Books!

  1. Knight in shining armor
  2. Divine by mistake
  3. Goddess summoning series
  4. Maybe someday
Tell us your favorite books in the comments!

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Live Interview with Scottie Madden!


Live Interview with Scottie Madden!



Join The Book Nymph PR and Scottie Madden for a live interview about her new release, Getting Back to Me: From Girl to Boy to Woman in Just 50 Years.


The realtime account of the coming out of a respected adventure survival filmmaker, taken from her journal entries as she leaves behind fear and “white male privilege” to embrace truth, grace and womanhood. Her gut-wrenching journey of love, acceptance and honesty becomes the ultimate survival show. 
Scottie didn’t make it easy on herself. Like many late-stage trans women, Scottie had made one helluva guy; succeeding as a husband of 26 years, the only son, the big brother to three sisters and the legendary adventurer uncle to their children. Everything in her life screamed Alpha Male, Ultimate Man, Best Boy, the dude, and the man. 



No one could guess that Scottie, a top survival showrunner for Discovery Channel and the History Channel, known for leading ├╝ber-male productions in the world’s most dangerous locations, was losing a lifelong battle for her soul. 



It takes true love from her wife of 26 years, for Scottie to shake off fifty years of expectations from her family, society and herself. But first, she must face her own denial to dismantle the walls of a self imposed prison. 



Scottie’s articulate and insightful perspective shines new light on the transgender experience, but it's her deeply personal confession told with unflinching clarity, inspiring courage, and engaging humor, that makes her story a must read for any human, of any persuasion. Hers is a love story that will inspire and affirm everyone.



About the Author
Scottie Madden has created and written Children's television (Pug & Zero's Field Trip) Feature Film ("the kiss") game shows, ("Do you trust me?""Duel,""On the Cover," and "Last to Survive") primetime ("Blood of Queens," "The Other Woman," "Out of the Wild," "Dude, You're Screwed") and award winning screenplays. Ms. Madden balances her time between being a showrunner in the adventure documentary world, caring for the love of her life and cooking. All three come together in her writing, with each story a grand adventure from the  heart, full of laughter, love, and somehow, there's always food... 

Quick Fire Q&A with Kelly Moran

Quick Fire Q&A 

with Kelly Moran


QUICK FIRE Q&A

Coffee or tea?
Coffee.

When was the first time you fell in love?
Age 16. Le sigh...

Who is your favorite character from your books?
My books? Hard one. Probably Noah from Exposure or Alec from All of Me.

Which actor would you choose to play them in the movie?
Noah= Matt Barr. Alec= Chris Pine

If you could spend the day with anyone (historical or in the present) who would that be?

Gah! So many! Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, my grandmother, my best friend. I wouldn't pass up the Avengers cast either! LOL.

Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, and a Finalist in RWA's 2014 Award of Excellence. She earned one of the 10 Best Reads by USA TODAY's HEA. Kelly's interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well. She loves stalkers and hearing from her readers. Sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on her books!

Amazon U.S.: http://tinyurl.com/nk8lxn7

BLURB:
For ten months, bestselling novelist Alec Winston hasn't been able to type a single word, and he's coming dangerously close to breaching his publishing contract. An invitation from his brother to spend the summer in Wilmington Beach might be just the thing to blast through his writer's block. Yet Alec discovers more than a spark of inspiration on the sunny sands. He meets an amber-eyed muse who makes him think about much more than books . . .
Faith Armstrong has finally gathered the courage to leave her past behind and accepted a job as a private tutor, hoping for a fresh start on the North Carolina coast. This is the home she's always longed for--not just a place, but a state of mind. She's felt invisible her whole life, so the host of new friends and the attention of a sexy author have her head spinning.
But Alec has a secret that could prove this isn't the life Faith dreamed of after all . . .

"Fun, emotional, and totally engaging." ~CARLA NEGGERS, New York Times bestselling author