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Wrong Side of the Grave by Bryna Butler

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WRONG SIDE OF THE GRAVE
by Bryna Butler

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When the dearly departed of Point Pleasant start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Mothman as suspect number one. A fun read, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action Teen Sci-Fi Mystery with a paranormal twist.

Parent Approved: Contains no profanity or sexual content.
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Warner—that’s Agent Carey Warner—picks it up and pats the stool. At least it’s him and not his partner.

“Sit,” he says in a voice so low I’m sure I’m the only one who can hear it.

I saddle up to the bar beside Warner. He tips a flask into his mug before taking a long gulp.

“Wanna swig?” he offers.

My eyes survey his polished dress shoes and pressed, white shirt with sleeves messily rolled up to his elbows. He pulls at his tie, which has already been loosened from the unbuttoned collar. His rich-boy haircut is somewhat ruffled reminding me more of a frat boy than of one of the Men in Black.

“I’m too young,” I smirk.

He lets out a genuine chuckle at that.

“Hard day?”

“You wouldn’t believe,” Warner answers with a lift of his brow. “Well, maybe you would. How ’bout you? Anything out of the ordinary?”

“Same old,” I reply, trying to keep my facial expression in check. Surely they’re trained to read that kind of thing. “Where’s the spider?”

Warner’s eyes flash on me, and the dimple in his cheek sinks. Bridget swoons over that look and calls it mischievous or whatever. Sometimes she forgets what he does for a living. She forgets what his duty will require if I step across the Men in Black’s invisible, moving line between right and wrong.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Bryna Butler is a journalism-trained writer having authored dozens of articles and financial publications before taking the leap into fiction in 2011. Her first book, Of Sun & Moon, skyrocketed to number one on Kindle top free charts in the categories of Teen/YA Supernatural Mystery, Teen/YA Romantic Mystery, and Teen/YA Time Travel in the U.S. and U.K. when the title went to free status in 2014. Butler’s work is free of profanity and sexual content making them safe reads for pre-teen as well as teen readers.

Buy Links

Amazon Kindle US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TCM82AC
Amazon Kindle UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TCM82AC
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Amazon Kindle Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00TCM82AC
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Pre-order your Paperback edition directly from the author: http://brynabutler.com/store/

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Discover Agy Wilson

Introducing Agy Wilson

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I love family, art, environment, history, calligraphy and all things language. It’s only natural for me throw it into a huge pot and cook up my books. When I’m not playing with kids or pets, I’m usually immersing myself in my work.
I design my own covers. I also do it freelance for other people (as well as formatting for Createspace and Kindle).

Discover Agy’s work here:

http://www.agywilson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/agywilsonwork
http://www.cafepress.com/agywilsonshtuff
http://www.zazzle.com/imagynations

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Duke Day for Annie
Annie gets ready for a famous guest’s visit. We see the summertime temptations as she whisks through her day’s preparations with flair and fun. Based on true events from Ann Cummings Searcy’s life, Duke Day for Annie is about a little girl’s friendship with Duke Ellington. Set in Old Orchard Beach, Maine around 1937, the story is told with syncopated rhyme, an ear to old phrases, and rich language. Large Print. Facebook fan page, resource page and activities. (some features may not be available at the present day. Available in print and ebook format.

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Nana’s Gift
Darlee Sims is left at Nana’s for the weekend and at first is not happy with it. But having fun with Nana, Pasha and Honey, Darlee learns about her family, and best of all herself. Large Print Resources and activities page (these pages aren’t available at the present time To Be Announced). Available in print and ebook format.
http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Gift-Agy-Wilson/dp/1492168181/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Room Wars
Will Addie May survive a messy divorce? Will her mom and sister survive her? Something has to give… Short Story. To be a part of a future anthology. Eversion only at present.

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Precious Pets: Kittens &Puppies & Old Places: A coloring book

A coloring book featuring a variety of kittens and puppies in old places they would have felt at home. The book features each design printed twice for do overs as well as display. Created with the adult as well as child in mind.
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Memories of a Ghost Cover Reveal by Joe Derouen

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Claire Summers awoke in a doctor’s office, heart pounding in her chest, blouse hiked up around her belly. She watched in confusion as a dark-haired woman moved an ultrasound paddle over her exposed stomach. “Claire,” said the woman, her badge identifying her as Dr. Greenwald, “your baby’s going to be okay.” She turned her head, scanning the room. They were alone. “I found the heartbeat,” the woman continued. “You were lucky this time. Your baby’s fine.” Claire? Is that her name? She doesn’t remember coming to see Dr. Greenwald, or even being pregnant. She doesn’t remember anything before waking up in the examination room, her life a complete blank. The only thing she really knows is that someone, somewhere is trying to kill her.

Memories of a Ghost tells the story of a young woman’s quest to remember her life. And just when she thinks she’s put all the pieces together, along comes an entirely different puzzle that will make her doubt herself and her sanity. Is she really Claire Summers?

Want to read the first four chapters for free? Just download the PDF sampler below!
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Interview with the Author

1. How long have you been writing?

All my life! Well, as soon as I could write, at least. I’ve been writing seriously since 1994, when I got my first magazine column.

2. How long have you been a published author?

Not counting magazine and newspaper articles, and a poem when I was 21, I’ve been a published author since 2012, when Small Things came out.

3. What titles do you have available?

Small Things, Threads: Small Things book 2, and, on May 26th, Memories of a Ghost. I also have a story in May the Fourth, an anthology that was just released.

4. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

Memories of a Ghost will be published on May 26th, 2015. Sundown Rising and Other Stories, my short story and novella collection, will come out later this year.

5. What is your favourite genre and why?

Contemporary fantasy. I enjoy introducing magic to an otherwise-mundane world.

6. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

When I’m done, the book is published, and people read it. When someone tells me something I wrote touched them or made them think…that’s a wonderful feeling.

7. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

Ken Grimwood, who wrote the amazing novel Replay. He was working on a sequel when he passed away a few years ago.

8. Where can readers find you on the web?

http://joederouen.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jderouenwriter

https://plus.google.com/+JoeDeRouen/posts

Pre-order Memories of a Ghost here:

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You can get the other 2 books in the series here:

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Threads: http://tinyurl.com/nmozccv

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Love Target by Heidi Loeb Hegerich

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by Heidi Loeb Hegerich

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Teenager Ingrid Liebschreiber is devastated when her parents move the family from their native Munich to Los Angeles in the late 1950s. Homesick, she accepts a neighbor’s offer to get her a job as a showgirl in Las Vegas.

Intent on earning enough money to return to Germany, she must grow up quickly in the neon jungle – where she is pursued by high rollers and headliners, including a vacationing Elvis.

Life’s twists and turns land Ingrid in New York in the Swinging 1960s – where she is romanced by Armand: a strong, quiet, handsome businessman in “construction.” Most girls dream of Mr. Right, and Ingrid’s hard-won independence is challenged when she falls in love.

Will she find true romance – a man who can love her as much as she loves him? Or is “happily ever after” just a crazy fairytale?

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The witch stared past me, lost in thought. Then she shook her head.

“I don’t know,” she began, haltingly. “There will be a man, a husband. Somebody that you’ve known. Somebody” — her voice rose — “with dark hair! And . . . eyes that are lighter. Maybe blue.”

“I don’t know who this man could be,” I said to the witch.

“Trust me,” she said confidently. “Do you have any photographs in your wallet of who this man could be?”

I didn’t have a photo of David. But it didn’t matter, since he was married.

I fished out a photograph of Armand.

The witch held it up in her crooked fingers in front of her hooked nose. She twisted her neck, turning her head this way and that, peering curiously at the photo from different angles.

She handed it back.

“You should have never been with this man!”

I shrugged. “I wish I knew who this mystery man could be.”

“It is not important,” the witch said. “You will know in good time. You can bring him into your life. And I want you to do something.”

She rummaged on a shelf and removed several objects.

“Take these two candles. Write an affirmation on a slip of paper saying that you will be with this man with dark hair that you’ve known. Then put the paper between the candles, and melt the candles together. Light each one, and when they’re soft, mold them together.”

I took the candles. Well, it couldn’t hurt to try. Might even be fun.

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Interview with the author:

1. How long have you been writing?

I am a newcomer and a late bloomer at writing. LOVE TARGET is my first book — and my first attempt at serious writing. About five years ago I had my first run at writing it. The result was 70 pages I hated . . . and which I burned in my kitchen sink!

2. How long have you been a published author?

Since May 2, 2014 — the date LOVE TARGET debuted to the public at a book-signing event.

3. What titles do you have available?

LOVE TARGET is my only title to date. Besides being available in English (at http://www.lovetarget.com, and on http://www.amazon.com), a version in German has been published by Hey! Publishing, in Munich, Germany. This eBook version can be purchased at http://www.heypublishing.com/
4. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

Yes! The sequel to LOVE TARGET has been written and is in the editing phase. The plan is to release it in 2016.

I also am toying with the idea of turning eight or nine of the chapters that didn’t make it into the final version of LOVE TARGET into a collection of short stories.

5. What is your favourite genre and why?

I read a lot — and all kinds of books and authors, some for education, some for pleasure. Right now I’m reading The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health, by John Durant. He talks about how we’ve gotten away from our natural habitats and this is affecting our health as a species. As for fiction, I enjoy suspense thrillers, such as by James Patterson. He can spin a great story with compelling characters and intrigue. I was a big fan of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and certainly identified with its strong, self-reliant heroine (although I don’t have her ninja skills or computer master; but why not fantasize?). As for “literature,” I’ve savored the short stories of Alice Munro, with their well-drawn characters and conflicts we all can relate to.
6. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

When you turn that corner and can see the finish line — even if the finish line is still a distance away (meaning, one last rewrite of the manuscript). Until then you still labor in a storm of doubt of whether a) you’ll finish the manuscript; b) the manuscript is worth finishing. By the time you reach the final rewrite, the manuscript has been in the hands of a few people whose opinions you truly trust — and who have given their blessing to the work-in-progress.
7. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

John Steinbeck. I treasured his books, which I read in my teens and early 20s after moving from Germany to America and learning a new language. Even with my then limited proficiency in English, Steinbeck’s characters, and his humanity, touched me very deeply.

8. Where can readers find you on the web?

http://www.lovetarget.com

https://www.facebook.com/LoveTargetNovel

9. Feel free to include your latest release/promo, and any additional info you might like included! Thanks so much for being my guest.

Readers can buy my book in paperback, hardback or Kindle version at http://www.lovetarget.com. Copies also are available on http://www.amazon.com. If a reader would be so kind as to leave a Customer Review of LOVE TARGET on Amazon.com, that would be wonderful! Thank you for having me as your guest!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Heidi Loeb Hegerich has lived in places as varied as Munich, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New York, Los Angeles, Squaw Valley and Reno. She has worked variously as a showgirl, business executive, entrepreneur, interior designer and real estate developer. She has traveled to six of the seven continents, and vacationed in spots as different as the French Riviera, the Andes and Afghanistan. She counts among her hobbies weight training, shooting assault rifles, and racing sand rails; she found skydiving entertaining but not as much of a rush as other pursuits.
A philanthropist for the arts, among other causes, Hegerich is now embarking on her own artistic quest as an author. The novel Love Target is her first book.

Buy links:
http://www.lovetarget.com

Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4E9UULoZNU
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LoveTargetNovel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoveTargetBook
Robin Leach book review in Las Vegas Sun newspaper: http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2015/jan/13/love-target-showgirl-reveals-elvis-pregnancy-swing/?utm_source=mostpopular&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=mostRead

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Inhuman Interest by Eric Turowski

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INHUMAN INTEREST
by Eric Turowski

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Story By Tess Cooper

Thirteen words in a want-ad turn Tess Cooper’s world upside down after she signs on as a paranormal research assistant to the mysterious Davin Egypt. He reveals a world of grave robbing, clockworks artifacts in blue amber, antique revolvers that fire strange ammo, and powerful forces beyond human comprehension.

As ancient occult energies threaten to destroy her city, Tess must use her journalistic instincts to stay one step ahead of the public works director, Drew Dawson, whose agenda seems bent on destruction rather than maintenance. And possibly murder, but will anyone believe her?

Yeah, right. When garbage trucks fly.

If Tess teams up with the hunky police lieutenant, Kirk Gunther, and the pale, oddball Mr. Egypt, they might be able to save the city in time. That is, if Egypt even wants to. And if Tess overcomes her phobias long enough to do battle in Granddad’s 1983 Subaru Brat.

Things are about to get icky.

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I almost smiled. “I’m thinking I probably can’t take on this new job. I don’t think it’s for me. At the same time, I don’t know if I can work for a gutless newspaper even if they don’t fire me. There’s so much going on. I don’t know what to do. Hell, I don’t even know what I want to do anymore.”

“Well, you won’t have to worry about it after tonight.” He lifted a slip of paper from the table beside the window.

“What’s that?”

“That lotto ticket you bought. The drawing’s tonight.”

“I didn’t buy a lottery ticket.”

Granddad shrugged. “It was in the bag with the snuff and the coffee creamer. I asked for French vanilla, by the way, not that hazelnut crap.”

I’d forgotten about it. “Oh, that. I didn’t buy it. I found it.”

“Don’t matter. If you sign the back, the ticket’s yours.” Granddad put the slip back on the table and sank into the recliner. “Yep. We’ll be living it up, come tonight.”

“One less thing to worry about,” I agreed.

“Speaking of one less thing to worry about, you could do worse than that Davin Egypt.”

I searched for words for a second. “Excuse me?”

“Oh, I get why you wouldn’t want to work for some half-assed pet psychic. But the guy’s got dough. Plus, he’s tall, thin, a sharp dresser. I’m no homo, but I figure the gals probably like a guy like that.”

My own personal conception of Egypt was lanky, bony, and dressed like an undertaker, circa 1961. “You’re serious? And, please, don’t use the word homo in public, okay?”

“I got nothing against homos. Let people do whatever the hell they want. No skin off my nose. I’m just saying, the guy is well spoken; he’s polite, and you two seem to get along good. The way you’re talking, it sounds like you need to get a life. So go get one.”

“Okay, listen up, Granddad. Davin Egypt doesn’t own a car. As far as I can tell, he owns one suit. He lives in a church. He set up a Christmas tree in our kitchen, a tree that looks like a mental deficient on LSD decorated it. He doesn’t have a computer. Hell, he doesn’t have a phone. The guy is an absolute, total weirdo.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Newspaper founder, bookstore owner, artist, musician, and man-about-town Eric Turowski writes lots of mixed-genre books when he’s not too busy playing laser tag with Tiger the Cat and his fiancée Mimi deep in the Central Valley of California.

You can learn more about Eric at http://www.ericturowski.com.

Connect with Eric online

Twitter: https://twitter.com/eric_turowski

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Turowski.Books

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25176953-inhuman-interest

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The Illegals, Carson Reno Mysteries, by Gerald Darnell

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Crime DOES pay – especially crime that has the support of our legal system.

Carson’s investigative work for Attorney Jack Logan runs smack into the path of the largest law firm in West Tennessee. Trying to stay out of their path only succeeds in putting Carson in the crosshairs of lawyers who want him out of the way.

Power struggles, infidelity, organized crime and eventually murder all appear to be somehow linked to this powerful law firm – McCabe, McCabe, Clark and Lewis.

This is a story of the small versus the large in a little West Tennessee community that has no idea of the crime and corruption that lay underneath their quiet daily lives.

Join Carson as he takes on the fight of his career when he challenges ‘the Illegals’.

A new storyline on another blog. New episode posted every Sunday. Episode 1 and 2 now posted. The best part? It’s FREE! Check it out here: https://carsonrenomurder.wordpress.com/

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Grace Revealed by Greg Archer

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Grace Revealed: A Memoir
by Greg Archer


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GREG ARCHER is an author, cultural moderator, award-winning journalist, television host and motivational speaker. His latest book, GRACE REVEALED: A MEMOIR, goes from glitz to the Gulags as the popular entertainment reporter takes a step back from Hollywood to explore his Polish family’s mesmerizing tale surviving Joseph Stalin’s mass deportation of Poles during the 1940s. What he uncovers along the way fuels his mission to not only expose the nearly forgotten odyssey that befell nearly 2 million Poles 75 years ago, but to also expose the ripple effects that remain today.

“Powerful, touching and heartfelt.”—The Huffington Post

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How had my family served me by example?

As I slipped into the front seat of my very low-resting Mazda Miata, cursing the fact that despite nearly a decade of Bikram Yoga, middle age was beginning to have its way with my Polish hips, I thanked the Universe for the interview. And, seeing that I had arrived at such a dramatic turning point—bored; how could you be bored?—I naturally asked for a sign on what I needed to do.

The broken picture frames flashed before my eyes.

I had been given a sign months ago. How many more signs did I need to receive? The message was clear: “Look at your family; look at their past.”

What? Did I want a much more flashy sign? Something like, “Hey, you’re going to be on the receiving end of buckets of cash if you turn right instead of left at the next traffic light?”

Yes. Yes I did want that sign.

Still, when The Powers That Be instruct you to do something, you must do it. I had avoided doing what I was told and now I was weary, tired, listless and unhappy.

I turned the key in the ignition and sighed in frustration.

How the hell did I get here?

An Interview With the Author:

1. How long have you been writing?
Since high school. I was a features writer for the high school newspaper and had a phenomenal journalism teacher.

2. How long have you been a published author?
For books, nearly 5 years; as a journalist, more than 25.

3. What titles do you have available?

Grace Revealed: A Memoir (A Hollywood Reporter Lays Bare His Polish Family’s Unlikely Tale of Survival During WWII)

Shut Up, Skinny Bitches! (The Common Sense Guide to Following Your Hunger and Your Heart)_

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?
Growing up, I always heard my Polish family talk about some of the things that they survived during the 1940s and I always wanted to learn more about what happened to them; why they were deported by Joseph Stalin, who, actually deported 2 million Poles to Siberia, and the events that happened afterward, all of which led them to the Middle East, to India and then Africa. Their particular survival story, as well as the under-reported story of Stalin’s mass deportations (which was 75 years ago now), intrigued me throughout my life.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
My next book is called PRESS ONE FOR MORE OPTIONS.
It’s a memoir/essays about a befuddled journalist (me) trying to find relevance in a fading industry as he searches for “home.”
6. What is your favourite genre and why?
I used to love fiction – still do, because I love when characters come alive, however, I have found memoir writing and personal writing like that to be very transformational.
7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
The creative process… being able to bring things alive on the page; to get in the flow of things.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Possibly a collaboration with a photographer; and it would be about unique people and portals around the country with a rich rich history behind them.

In Grace Revealed: A Memoir, disillusioned Hollywood reporter, Greg Archer, is forced to toss Tinseltown aside and examine his Polish family’s mind-bending odyssey of the 1940s, thereby exposing one of the most under-reported events in history: Joseph Stalin’s mass deportations of Polish citizens—and the emotional ripple effects that remain today. But can a serendipitous journey back to Poland help the author on his quest to uncover the truth? Nearly 2 million Poles were deported in the 1940s, sent into slave labor in the Siberian gulags and later, left to wander throughout Southern Russia and the Middle East, their lives hanging loosely on a thin cosmic thread. Some of those refugees, like Mr. Archer’s family, wound up in Eastern Africa. With 2015 marking the 75th anniversary of the deportations, the opportunity to bring this remarkable yet under-reported story to light has never been so timely.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

GREG ARCHER
Author, Journalist, Cultural Moderator, More …

GREG ARCHER is an author, cultural moderator, award-winning journalist, television host and motivational speaker. His latest book, GRACE REVEALED: A MEMOIR, goes from glitz to the Gulags as the popular entertainment reporter takes a step back from Hollywood to explore his Polish family’s mesmerizing tale surviving Joseph Stalin’s mass deportation of Poles during the 1940s. What he uncovers along the way fuels his mission to not only expose the nearly forgotten odyssey that befell nearly 2 million Poles 75 years ago, but to also expose the ripple effects that remain today.

“Powerful, touching and heartfelt.”—The Huffington Post

**** GREG ARCHER’s work covering agents of change, history, travel and the entertainment industry have appeared in The Huffington Post, Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, The Advocate, Bust, Palm Springs Life, VIA Magazine, Jetset Extra and on variety of cable television outlets. A four-time recipient of the Best Writer Award in a popular San Francisco Bay Area Readers’ Poll, he shines the light on change agents near and far, and other under-reported issues in society. His splits his time between his hometown of Chicago, and Palm Springs.

WEB: http://www.gregarcher.com.

GRACE REVEALED: A MEMOIR SITE: http://www.gracerevealedbook.com/

GRACE REVEALED / FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Revealed-A-Memoir/835500373138365?ref=hl

BOOK TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbxpaZiDod4

TWITTER @Greg_Archer

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The Wind Catcher

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WIND CATCHER
by Jeffrey Altabef & Erynn Altabef

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Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.

When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage.

Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.

All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average—could never be average.

Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.

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A square mirror hangs over the sink, but it’s an enemy. I don’t want to see who I’ve become, so my gaze stays fixed down toward the sink. Unfortunately, the blood-smeared faucet is shiny, stainless, and reflects back an image of myself anyway. I glare deep into my eyes, leaning close to the faucet to study them. They look familiar, but as I pierce them more deeply, a hollowness appears that has never been there before. It scares me.

People change. Sometimes they change over the course of a lifetime, and other times change happens swiftly because of a single momentous event. I’m not the same person I was just a few days ago. Too much has happened, too many lies revealed. Truths, solid and real, have crumbled away before me and left behind falsehoods, shadows, and a future as uncertain as a prisoner on death row waiting for a pardon.

The pendant Sicheii gave me flops out from underneath my shirt. It was supposed to protect me. I grip it until my knuckles turn white.

Knock! Knock! Knock!

“Juliet, we’ve got to talk, Love. We need to come up with a story for the police.”

Just a few days ago, I was an average teenaged girl who looked forward to her sixteenth birthday, hoping for a little freedom and a chance to get a driver’s license.

Being average is a joke. I will never be average. I was never average….

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel is a joint project between the father/daughter team of Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef. Jeff Altabef is an award winning author who has two published thrillers. He has a column on The Examiner focused on writing, and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. Erynn Altabef is an avid reader, dancer, and community activist who has just earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. When she’s not in High School, she loves reading, performing in school musicals, baking, and watching movies with her friends.

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Prison of Hope by Steve McHugh

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Prison of Hope
by Steve McHugh

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Long ago, Olympian gods imprisoned the demon Pandora in a human—Hope—creating a creature whose only purpose was chaos and death. Remorseful, the gods locked Pandora away in Tartarus, ruled by Hades.

Now, centuries later, Pandora escapes. Nate Garrett, a 1,600-year-old sorcerer, is sent to recapture her and discovers her plan to disrupt the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, killing thousands in a misplaced quest for vengeance.

Fast forward to modern-day Berlin, where Nate has agreed to act as guardian on a school trip to Germany to visit Hades at the entrance to Tartarus. When Titan King Cronus becomes the second ever to escape Tartarus, Nate is forced to track him down and bring him back, to avert a civil war between those who would use his escape to gain power.

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Excerpt:

The power collected by the runes would have returned to me until I’d regained my strength. Breaking the runes had changed that. On the plus side, it meant getting my missing energy back much more quickly; on the minus side, it turned the car park into a damn bomb.

The remaining magic exploded outward like a nuclear shockwave. Windscreens and headlights shattered, tires blew from the pressure, and the lights and windows at the front of the restaurant rained down glass over the ground. The blast picked me up like I was made of paper and threw me aside. I felt a crunch as I collided, back first, with something hard. Pain rocked through me, and then, just as quickly as the magical energy had rushed outward, it stopped and all rushed back into me as if it were attached on an elastic band.

The final thing I remembered before passing out was that I cried out in pain.

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Interview with the author:

1. How long have you been writing?

Since I was little. When I was about 11ish, I wrote a small story that at the time I probably figured was a work of genius, and in reality was probably dreadful. I think Terry Pratchett could have sued for plagiarism. I got serious about writing when I was 25 and my daughter was born. That was ten years ago.

2. How long have you been a published author?

I published Crimes Against Magic in April 2012. So just over 3 years, but it’s completely flown by.

3. What titles do you have available?

I have 3 books in the Hellequin Chronicles:

Crimes Against Magic
Born of Hatred
With Silent Screams

I also have a novella, which is set in the same universe, called Infamous Reign.

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?

I’ve always loved mythology and magic, and knew I wanted to write Urban Fantasy, so I managed to get it to work all together. The main character, Nate Garrett, has been living in my head for many years now, so once I knew the genre in which I’d be torturing him, things flowed pretty well.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

The 4th is out on 14th April called Prison of Hope, and the 5th in August 2015.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?

Fantasy is probably the one I gravitate most to, be it Urban, Epic or any other type, but I also love Horror and Science Fiction. I like the idea that I can pick from so many great genres to read.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

Seeing the ideas in my head all come together to form a, hopefully, cohesive story. That never really gets old.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

That’s a really hard one. Maybe Jim Butcher, I’ve always loved his work, or Neil Gaiman for exactly the same reason.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bio: Steve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.

It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full-length novel that was publishable, the results of which was the action-packed Urban Fantasy, Crimes Against Magic.

Steve McHugh lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.

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LIFT: Authors Raising Autism Awareness

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