Friday, March 6, 2015

Hometown Secrets (Linda Darby Mystery Book 2) David Bishop

Book Description
Publication Date: March 5, 2015


Hometown Secrets: The long awaited sequel to the first Linda Darby suspense mystery, THE WOMAN, has been released. And Ryan Testler, is back with her again.
Memories are funny things. The way they quietly hang around. Linger. Waiting for something we see or hear, or an unexpected event to slam them forward into our consciousness. To strike us the way headlights assault a dark road. Some memories bring along a smile, others foreshadow danger and there are those which cry out for resolution. All of this is true for Linda Darby.
Linda wonders if she might again be lured into her first lover’s bed. As the pace quickens she does find love, along with friendship, fear, danger, and opportunity. Clashes of personality and conflicts between the agendas of the principal characters eventually coalesce in ways Linda never anticipated.



More About the Author

Biography
David Bishop stuck his author nose under the edge of the mystery tent with his first novel in October 2011. Since then his mysteries have maintained a constant presence on Amazon Best Selling Lists in multiple categories of mystery novels. He has also been listed numerous times among the 100 best selling authors of mysteries, including appearances among the top 10. 

He writes several series characters:

MATT KILE MYSTERIES (in the order of release): Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, The Original Alibi, Money & Murder, and his newest release (Feb 1, 2014) Find My Little Sister.
MADDIE RICHARDS MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Beholder, and Death of a Bankster.
JACK McCALL MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Third Coincidence, and The Blackmail Club.
The stories within these series are independent, not continuing. They can be read in any order.

Some personal comments from David:

I was born in Washington, D.C. From there my life likely mirrored that of a lot of my readers. We moved around. I got some education. Played some sports, and got some more education. Prior to becoming a novelist, I worked as a financial analyst determining the value of companies. But let's talk about my current and final career, writing mystery novels.

As a writer, I conjure up occurrences designed to quickly bring the story to a roiling boil. Along the way, I invent people. Victims and villains and heroes are needed, as well as a supporting cast. I make these people fun and interesting so you will welcome them and introduce them to your friends. Primary characters need habits and tics and talents, the qualities that bring them to life and make you love them or hate them. You'll want to see them humiliated or hunted down, be successful or seduced.

My mysteries offer you the opportunity to be challenged to find the villain from among the suspects. Clues as large as a log or as tiny as a bump thereon are salted throughout the stories. There are distractions in the form of false clues, called red herrings, which point to someone other than the real villain.

Take a journey with me. Laugh. Hold your breath. Cheer. Boo. The characters are rich and the plots are grabbers. I promise that you'll be glad you came along. Some people don't like golf or chocolate or even a hearty laugh. But I'll bet you like some of those things and I'll bet you'll like my mysteries. Yours very truly, David Bishop.

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Defying Destiny by Cherron Riser

Book Description
Publication Date: March 10, 2015


Cameron Burk has just broken up with his long-time girlfriend. But, determined not to miss out on the biggest event of the year, he flies solo to the senior prom. Rhyanna Paramore is onstage providing the entertainment along with her up-and-coming rock band, Defying Destiny. Cameron spends the evening entranced by Rhyanna's talent and beauty. When they crash into each other after the dance, sparks fly. Though they come from two different worlds, their friendship quickly blossoms into romance.

After graduation, Cameron is off to law school while Rhyanna and her band hit the road, bound for stardom. The years bring them success, though distance and stress take a toll on them both. When the pressure of her nightly performances threatens Rhyanna's health, a dark secret comes to light.

With their love tested, Cameron and Rhyanna must decide if their relationship is real and worth fighting for. Only by Defying Destiny can they find true happiness together. 


More About the Author

Biography
Cherron Riser is a romance and paranormal romance author. When not hard at work on her next novel, she can be found with a good read in hand or trying to convince her puppy that she is in fact a dog and not a person. She is a wife and mother to two girls. Her family is unabashedly geeky and enjoys sharing a good board game or role-playing game.

Cherron's published works include three short stories: "Escaping the Beast" appearing in the Winter 2014 Paradoor anthology, and "In the Heat of Escape" and "Engraved with Honeysuckle" in the Spring 2014 Paradoor anthology. Her first full-length novel, Defying Destiny, is set to release in March 10, 2015. Cherron can be found on the web at www.cheronriser.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CherronRiserAuthor.


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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Author Interview – Hadassah Pomeroy, Courage and Conquerors

Book Description from Amazon:
From the powerful depths of humanity comes a collection of unique, soul-stirring short stories so fascinating you’ll find their adventures irresistible. 

Hadassah Pomeroy, author of Joshua, takes readers on a journey around the world, exploring the trials of everyday life—revenge, love, understanding and the consequences of greed. From the icy planes of Alaska to the warm deserts of Africa, colorful human and animal characters battle the elements and adversaries to overcome their challenges. Warm, exciting adventures combine with nature to lure you into world where nothing is impossible and good always wins over evil. Courage and Conquerors is a collection of short stories embracing the brave men, women, children and animals who sacrifice everything for those they hold dear.

What inspired you to start writing, and when?
I started writing at the age of eight in Hebrew. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that I learnt to speak and write English. I was always such a dramatic child. The world I grew up in wasn’t colourful enough for me, so I created my own world of fantasy and invisible spirits. I was adventurous and even rebellious which let me to build a character strong enough to explore the world beyond my boundaries.

How many books have you written? 
I have one other published novel, Joshua — a stirring and vivid tale of the slave trade during 17th and early 18th century Africa. Brutal and shocking, it shines the light on the best and worst of human nature, culminating in a gripping finale that will leave readers breathless.

Tell us a little about your book.
Courage and Conquerors is a collection of heart-warming short stories that focuses on the relationships of both humans and animals. Each story tells its own tale of love, devotion and courage across the world.

Do you have plans for a new book?
I am currently working on my next novel which is the story of a man torn between two women, each of whom he loves very deeply in a different way. He must choose between his wife and the beautiful aristocrat who tempts him with more than just her beauty.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
The great Ernest Hemingway - he was a rebel at heart, just like me. I was inspired by his characters. They were great heroes and warriors of the heart.

Was there an Author that inspired your writing?
Amos Oz who wrote Between Friends. It brought back memories of my childhood spent in boarding school at Kfar HaNo'ar Ben Shemen.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?
My ideas come in waves, so sometimes I write quickly to get the inspiration down on paper. There are times when I don’t write a word for days and then an idea will strike me in the middle of the night. Most of my ideas come to me when I am out in the garden feeding the birds. I have never planned or plotted a book, I write from my heart and the words seem to flow.

Did you have an editor edit your books?
Yes, Juanita Kees at Kees2Create looks after my stories. I have so much to thank her for.

What books would you like to read again?
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird.

Who designed the cover of your book?
Patti Roberts did a wonderful job on my cover. The moment I saw the wolf, I knew it was the perfect choice for Courage and Conquerors.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?
I’d rather be trapped in the jungle, raising a cheetah pup. Animals only hunt when they are hungry and are loyal to the pack and their leader. Unlike humans, they don’t leave you with a broken heart, only with happy memories. One of my stories is about a bear named Anak who stays loyal to the family who rescue him as a cub and protects them until they take their last breath. I would like to share my life with an animal like that until I too travel beyond the horizons.

Tell us about someone or something that just made your day
I used to love diving in the ocean. There are so many mysteries beneath the sea we’ll never understand. Who knows what lies beneath the waves in the deep, dark crevices? I was inspired by what I saw there and learned to appreciate the beauty of nature in the silent depths. The ocean can be violent and stormy one moment, and peaceful and quiet the next. I can always be soothed by the sea.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
I am an early riser because that’s when I write at my table and then I go out and feed my birds and wait for more inspiration to come.

Do you have a bucket list?
I have almost completed my bucket list. I only have two more projects to go. One is to have my Jewish Play Total Bliss produced. The other is the four songs I have written to be arranged with orchestration and put onto a CD.


One of your favorite quotes
“I don’t believe in God but I know there is someone waiting for me.” ~ Amos Oz

Is your book in Print, ebook or both?
Both

Book links:

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world.  I hope you share this interview with your friends so we can all get to know you a little better.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Release - The Lie, the tell all series by Bethany Mills & Carmen Love

The Lie - The Tell All Series, #1
by Carmen Love and Bethany Mills

Paradox book covers & publishing

Publication Date: 2015

Book Description

Jeanette Jenkins loves the country life and everyone in her small town. She didn't plan on meeting anyone or dating, seeing as she's sworn off men, but that's all about to change when she goes to help out on a friend's ranch. Paul Matthews is on the crest of becoming the most prominent businessman in his father's company. There's only one problem: he has a secret. When he's encouraged to get the secret out of his system, he travels to a small-town ranch to work and meets the beautiful Jeanette, whom he wants in his bed instantly. Now he has to decide: tell her the truth about himself...or lie? 

Available from these book stores


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

You’ve written a book - What now

Are you an author? Yes? Good. You are not alone!

You’ve written a book and it’s an absolute winner.
But that little nagging voice at the back of your mind keeps whispering unnerving things to you. Like: are you sure of your grammar and punctuation? Is your manuscript free of typos and those silly words that spellcheckers cannot correct for you? Is the story engaging enough and flowing without hiccups? Are the characters likeable? Do you need a gentle helping hand?

What about covers? Have you given any thought to what you would see this winning story sheathed in – be it on Amazon or your local store’s shelves? What sells best in your genre? 

Did you know colour matters? Or what fonts would best express your book’s message and catch your readers’ eyes?

What about formatting? What works for kindle would not work for a paperback, for example.

And afterwards, once the book is ready to make you money? What marketing tools would you use to make it stand out from the rest? There are millions of books out there, sitting pretty, waiting to be picked up by the passing crowd. Did you know people process images better than words alone?  And how are you going to get reviews?

Just as the publishing process morphed and shifted into self or independent publishing, so have the number of organisations ready to support this fledgling. There are brilliant cover artists, providing a huge range of services. They could help you design everything from cover art to merchandise you could offer your readers as prizes. 

And formatting – no matter how clear you think KDP, Smashwords, Draft2Digital and Createspace instructions are, you will be grateful for some help at about the same point as you discover there is no more hair on your head to pull out.

Well, at Paradox Book Cover Designs, we have pulled together enough knowledge to help you through the mire. Take a peek. Browse through sample covers and then get in contact.

Some will say my rates are too low to be of professional quality. Just like paperbacks must be better than their electronic counterparts. Or the traditionally published authors more talented than the self-published ones.

You won’t be locked into a deal you can't afford with me. Ask about my easy payment plans and bundles. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Being a self published indie author of 6 published print books and counting, I have the experience that will make your journey into the world of publishing and promoting a lot less stressful. And at a cost that WONT break the bank - And that is a promise! Patti Roberts.

What size cover? The most popular sizes for print covers are 5x8 and 6x9. If you have a smaller word count, I would suggest the 5x8 cover for your book, giving you a decent spine for your title and author name. I also suggest using Times New Roman 12pt with 1.5 spacing, for most novels that are on the smaller word count size.

Createspace gives you 2 options for your print book, Gloss or Matte.

Table of contents in the front on the book, print or ebook, is optional. Many authors choose not to use (TOC) a table of contents at all. The choice is yours. Have a look inside some of your favorite print books for ideas.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Author's Book Trailers



The Cobra and Scarab: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

By Glenn Starkey





Buy the book on Amazon - HERE


The Desert Sheikh (Books 1, 2 and 3 of The Desert Sheikh romance trilogy) by Katheryn Lane


Amazon - The Desert Sheikh (Books 1, 2 and 3 of The Desert Sheikh romance trilogy)



The New book by Ronald Dahle - The Grey Dawn 


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Amazon - HERE

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Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction By Amy Metz

 

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, she thinks she’s moved to a quiet little burg. Curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder, and suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.  Facebook

Forbidden Touch By K.S. Haigwood

Ciera has to break the ultimate vampire law to save Mitch, her mortal soulmate, from a terrible fate. Dane, the vampire who would do anything to win her affection, is responsible for Mitch being framed for murder. A fast chain of events is set in motion, which leads to the soulmates being torn apart and Ciera to lose her heart to the one person she has always despised, Dane. She finds herself completely in love with both men. But a rogue vampire puts them all in grave danger. Can she keep them both? Or will she have to accept one lover’s sacrifice, to save the other?
Forbidden Touch - Amazon


Grey Death - By Ronald Dahle


Book 2 in The Churning Cauldron Series.
Book 1 on Amazon


Solomon's Men - By Glenn Starkey

Glenn Starkey Patti made a great book trailer for me. She's fantastic to work with, makes you feel comfortable about any and all ideas, and I'm glad my first trailer was made by her! Glenn


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Description: Greg Valdez operates just the other side of the line, as a thief for private collectors. He's known as the best in the business. You name it, he's stolen it-from jewels to fine art. Now his mission takes him to an ancient monastery in Portugal, to steal a priceless artifact that he doesn't realize contains the true burial Shroud of Jesus. But the shroud becomes the ransom for his loved ones and centuries-old oaths and traditions come into play as modern day Templar Knights launch an international search for the thief and the Shroud.


Blood Is Heavier - By Ella Medler



 


Product Description

Nick Hunter used to be a contract killer. Now he’s cut all links to his former lifestyle and can at last relax and live a normal life. He settles down to married life. He has a son. He adores his little family. Unbeknown to him, shadows from his past step forward to shatter his short-lived peace. His wife is dead, his four-year old son kidnapped and it looks like someone is trying to frame him for murder. Under pressure, broken, is there anything Nick wouldn’t do to rescue his son? Would he kill the villains, despite the promise to himself to stop his life of crime? Would he kill innocents? Would he hurt the people he loves most in his need to protect his son? A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat read that will keep you turning the pages to the very end. 


"Patti Roberts is the most focused and talented person I have ever met. She squeezed every bit of info out of me for that trailer and kept going and going even when I'd had enough and wanted to give up. Patti. Brilliant work." Ella Medler


First 5 Chapters - Volume 1 
 


Authors featured in this volume.

Carolyn Hockley -- Arazi Crossing
KaSonndra Leigh -- When Copper Suns Fall
Patti Roberts -- Paradox -- The Angels Are Here
Ella Medler -- Martin Little, Resurrected
Starr West -- Tomorrows Child
Lenore Wolfe -- The Fallen One




First 5 Chapters - Volume 2 

 
 


Authors featured in this volume.
Emerald Barnes -- Piercing Through The Darkness
Belinda G. Buchanan -- After All Is Said And Done
Lorhainne Eckhart -- The Forgotten Child
Katheryn Lane -- The Royal Sheikh
Tarek Refaat - Ruptured
Collette Scott -- If We Dare to Dream


 First 5 Chapters - Volume 3

 


Authors featured in this volume.
Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 1) By Shalini Boland
Coexist (Keegan Chronicles) By Julia Crane
Hunting By S. M. Hineline
Paradox -- Progeny Of Innocence (Paradox Series, Book 2) By Patti Roberts
Ties To The Blood Moon By Robin P Waldrop
Fire Sprite By Lenore Wolfe


Bound By Blood - By Patti Roberts


 

Book 3 in the Paradox Series 
Genre: Fantasy - Medieval Themes
Available October 2012 from all online stores
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Forever Sunshine - By Collette Scott





 

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 Product Description

Young and naïve Cherisse Bridwell had focused solely on completing her college degree and beginning her career until one hot summer evening when her frightened older sister, Shelly, arrives looking for help. Cher's carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.


Paradox - Progeny Of Innocence (BK 2) By Patti Roberts


 

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Book Description

The  Medieval Saga continues...

Two Worlds. One Ancient... still reeling from the ravages of a War that still threatens the lives of millions. A World where powerful Beings from Ancient Civilizations still rule. A Realm where Gods, Angels, Myths and Magic exists. And One New... Grace is not a little girl anymore! And as a teenager, Grace's visions become more frequent, urgent, torturing her life further still. The answers she hopes to find in her visions only leave her asking more questions... Who is Juliette?



Meeting Death - Kensey's Story Nellee Horne


 


 14 year old Kensey is on vacation. Vacation that suddenly turned better...or maybe worse. Her little brother and new friend force her to climb down a long, dark well. What she finds down there... is another world inhabited by mythical creatures. Centaurs, Pixies, Vampires, Wizards, Lycanthropes, and a lot more. She meets a Fairy, Marcus, and lots of new friends...as well as enemies. Enemies that want her heart-broken, off guard, and dead. One way to achieve that goal is to kill one of her new friends, someone who is more than just a friend. To counteract that goal, she promises her new family that she will bring him back to life by, somehow, journeying to the Kingdom in the Sky, a legendary, fabled location where the souls of the dead are transported. Will she make it there? Or will the haunting, yet enchanting, Hooded Figure kill her in the process for infecting his world with Humans?



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