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The Sugarspear Chronicles by Nicole Arlyn

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By Nicole Arlyn

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GENRE: Fantasy




The Sugarspear Chronicles, the incredible twenty-six-novella saga that started with a little girl and her willow tree, is finally available in one complete collection.

The Sugarspear Chronicles: The Complete Collection is the story of young Sadie Sugarspear, a girl who endures intolerable abuse by reading about a fantasy world filled with incredible sights and outlandish people—a place she’s only ever encountered through her real father’s storybook.

One day, when the cruelty becomes too much to bear, Sadie runs away and hides inside her beloved willow tree. To her surprise, the tree opens, sending Sadie down into the abyss, into a land she’s only ever read about—where she must being a long, terrifying, and heartbreaking journey home.

Readers can now enjoy the entirety of author Nicole Arlyn’s dark fantasy saga in one complete book. This complete collection also includes a note from the author detailing the inspiration and events that led to The Sugarspear Chronicles.




“A big treasure chest of something. In a fresco on my ceiling that was moving, alive, like the things I have written. Art, it comes to life, imagination, it comes to life, and it all becomes a part of truth, or it all gets burned or hidden, or it gets more beautiful, and I don’t know anymore even what is the truth I am too lost in you. But you’ll see, if you go, somewhere inside you, if you come with me, come with me to Revelathia. There, nothing is illusion. It’s all life.”

“Revelathia is an imaginary place, Sadie, a place that people make up so they can feel better, like my mother did.”

“And like I did.” She waited for him to respond but he didn’t. “Why did you give me the map then? You told me it was a real place.”

“Sadie was a child, lost and alone, she needed comfort she needed to believe. All she saw were thorns. I wanted to show her something else.”

He walked towards the mountain and leaned against it, picked up a rock and threw it. He wouldn’t look at her. Her teeth began to chatter. She was colder than it was cold out.

“Why are you so mad after we loved each other like that?” Sadie said. “Why do people do things like this? Ruin love with fear.”

His face was out of the moonlight.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nicole is a writer and an actress born in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in films such as Clay Pigeons, opposite Joaquin Phoenix; The Wedding Planner; and Brooklyn Bound, among many others. She has performed, written and directed theater productions in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. She has also read her poems in many poetry lounges in Europe and America, and is a song lyricist for musicians.

After living in Rome, Italy, for the past several years, Nicole has returned to New York City where she lives with her husband and son. She is at work on more novels.

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Brains and Beauty by Jeanette Watts

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Brains and Beauty
by Jeanette Watts


GENRE: Historic Fiction



Regina Waring seems to have it all. A loving husband, a successful business, and the most expensive wardrobe in town. But nothing is what it appears to be. Her husband is critical and demanding, the business teeters on ruin, even the opulent wardrobe is a clever illusion.

Regina’s life is one long tiptoe through a minefield; one wrong step and her entire life is going to blow up and destroy her. Attempting to hold it all together, she appeases the husband, dresses the part, and never, never says what she is really thinking. That would get in the way of getting things done. And, if there’s one thing Regina did really well, it was getting things done.

Enter Thomas Baldwin. Young and handsome and completely off limits, Regina is smitten at first sight. Then, to her great astonishment, he slowly becomes her best friend. He’s the one person in her life who never lets her down. Torn between her fascination with him and her desire not to ruin a marvelous friendship, she tries to enjoy each moment with him as it comes.

If only that were enough.




Regina pounded the pavement from bank to bank, begging, taking out loans, laying awake night after night trying to figure out how she was going to keep everything afloat. As Tom had said, times were hard, businesses were failing daily.

Regina’s businesses would not have been among the ones in danger – if only Henry had seen fit to give her the benefit of the doubt. But eight years of marriage and one successful business arrangement after another meant less to him than the chemistry of male bonding.

As with every crisis she had faced thus far in her life, Regina gritted her teeth, and looked for the lesson to be learned. This time, she concluded that no one really listens to what you have to say. Telling people not to do something is pointless. They will do what they want. The people you trust most will let you down. Her parents had. Her husband had.

When Lucy returned from the ladies’ cloakroom, Regina excused herself and went in. After she’d deposited her cloak and retrieved her fan, she stared blankly at her reflection in the long mirror.

Her youngest sister Abigail was the cleverest seamstress in the States. Having a good dressmaker was a special sort of secret weapon. The more prosperous she looked, the less anyone would suspect how desperately close to ruin the Waring empire was.

She forced herself to smile and lifted her chin a little. “Attitude is everything, my girl,” she told herself. “Go in like a queen, not a pauper. Men will do favors for queens much more eagerly than they will for beggar girls. Abi can make you look like a queen; your job is to act the part.”


An Interview with the Author:

1. How long have you been writing?
Since about fourth or sixth grade. I used to make up stories for my best friend. She made me write them down when I couldn’t tell them as well the second time around!

2. How long have you been a published author?
Author of novels? If we’re only counting novels, three years. If we count all the way back to the first time I saw my name in print, then since 1982.

3. What titles do you have available?
Wealth and Privilege – historic fiction about life and love in Pittsburgh during the industrial revolution
Brains and Beauty – more historic fiction about the same characters, still living in Pittsburgh…

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?
I love Pittsburgh and I love history!

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
Brains and Beauty has only been out for a month, I am now in final production on a completely different sort of book, a modern satire called Jane Austen Lied to Me.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?
Biographies! Ever since I discovered the biography section of the library when I was in fourth grade, most of my reading for pleasure is biography. Fiction is fun, but as they say, truth is stranger than fiction! It’s also incredibly good reading.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
Falling in love with the characters…and then having my readers send me letters, or write reviews, and telling me how they’ve fallen in love with the characters, too.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Margaret Mitchell. Because that woman knew how to tell a good story, and knew how to do her research!

Thanks so much for being my guest.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jeanette Watts only lived in Pittsburgh for four years, but in her heart, she will always be a Pittsburgher. She missed the city so much after her move to Ohio, she had to write a love story about it.

She has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing. When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes and dance costumes for her Cancan troupe.





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Royal Pain by Danielle Doolittle

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Royal Pain
by Danielle Doolittle


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Prince Henry Fitzgerald, once high flying playboy, finds himself grounded and forced into rehab. Changing isn’t in the cards but facing off with feisty horse trainer, Carleigh Philips, makes him see he’s not as far gone as everyone-including himself-thought. When a series of accidents add up to foul play Henry must set aside his fear of failure and act quickly to save the woman who woke his heart.




Turning to organize the various equipment hanging on the wall opposite the little sorrel’s stall, she didn’t hear him approach. “I have always heard redheads are inclined to tempers.” His voice was far too close to her for her peace of mind. She felt his fingers whisper across her cheek as he pushed a wayward curl behind her ear. “I wonder if anything else I’ve heard would also prove to be true.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Carleigh spun and found herself nearly in his arms. Narrowing her eyes, she fought the sudden urge to wrap her arms around herself.

“Oh, I think you do,” he practically purred. “I’d be more than happy to explore the possibilities with you.”

She felt her lips twitch a bit at the ridiculous overly-flirtatious note in his voice. Did he honestly expect her to melt into a puddle of need while he stood there with a practiced look of seduction? Deciding to fight fire with fire, she moved a step closer. Using his shirt collar, she pulled herself on her toes, the spicy scent of his aftershave surrounding her, making her wonder if being so close to the man was such a good idea. Carleigh was determined to ignore it; after all, any man could smell just as amazing — surely they sold it by the bottle somewhere. She leaned in closer.

Affecting her most seductive tone, she allowed her lips to brush his ear as she whispered, “Not on your life.”



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Danielle Doolittle has always had a knack for storytelling. When she completed her first work of fiction at age six about a bunny and particularly juicy carrot she was hooked. Years later, she’s spinning tales of first loves, awkward moments, and the occasional creature that goes bump in the night.

She lives in the wilds of a Northwest Ohio college town with her husband and three small children where she consumes above average amounts of coffee and dark chocolate and spends way too much time on Twitter.

She loves to hear from readers so don’t be shy!

Email: d.doolittle.author@gmail.com
Website: http://www.danielledoolittle.weebly.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elledoo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daniellewrites

Buy Links:
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ARe : https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-royalpain-1901969-152.html


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The Green Rose by Stephanie Burkhart

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The Green Rose
by Stephanie Burkhart


GENRE: Fantasy Romance



On the continent of Gaia, evil is brewing. Turncoat wizard, Balthyser, kidnaps the kings of Dahaka and Tapin. He wants the green rose, a source of powerful magic.

Princess Sonia of Tapin is forced to hunt down the rose in exchange for her father’s life. It’s the ultimate betrayal of Gaia’s peace, but she has no choice if she wants to save her father.

Prince Ivánstan of Dahaka accompanies her on the journey. Both face challenges and obstacles that test their strength of character during the hunt for the rose. Dare Sonia put her trust and faith in a man she hardly knows to secure Gaia’s peace or will the continent’s harmony be shattered forever?




Sonia stepped into the alley. The stark shadows sent a chill down her spine.



A strong arm wrapped around her neck, tugging her back against a thickly muscled chest.

She dropped her supplies. Her hand went for Broadwing, but powerful fingers grasped her wrist. There was no mistaking his citrus scent.



Hiro descended, talons extended.

Gabriel pinned Sonia’s arm next to his body, shifting his arm and weight. Sonia struggled,
but stopped when she felt the steel of a dagger against her throat. Her body felt immobilized by the upward twist in her trapped arm, forcing her free arm to hang limply at her side.

“No further, bird, or I’ll slice her throat.”

Hiro slowed his descent and circled overhead, never letting his gaze leave Sonia. Thank Nyla Hiro was here. Never had Gabriel caught her so unaware. How had he found her?

“What can I do?”

“Bring Ivánstan.”

Hiro flew away.

“What did you tell that foul bird?” Gabriel hissed next to her ear. “I urged him to leave.”

“You were never a good liar.”

“Unhand me.”

His loud chuckle filled the air. “Nay, not yet, you have something I want.”

Sonia struggled, turning her face toward the shadows to avoid his stench, but Gabriel held
her firmly. A fresh bout of pain lashed up her arm. “Release her!”

Sonia directed her gaze toward Ivánstan’s voice. Hiro was perched on his shoulder, his eyes blazing with anger. Sonia gasped. Hiro had never perched on another’s shoulder before.

“Well, if the bird didn’t fetch good Prince Ivánstan.”



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.








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Daughter of the Drackan by Kathrin Hutson

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Daughter of the Drackan
by Kathrin Hutson


GENRE: Fantasy



Keelin is the only human fledgling, weaned by the drackans of the High Hills and given their instincts, ferocious strength, and fierce hatred for humankind. But even the drackans closest to her cannot explain why she has violent blackouts from which she wakens covered in blood.

A desperate, reckless search for the source of this secret brings her face to face with the human world and memories from a locked-away past, long forgotten. Keelin becomes a terrifying legend among human assassins while she hunts for answers, and the human realm’s High King is murdered.

While a sickly steward hides within crumbling walls, commanding her every move with a magic he should not possess, Keelin’s journey to track him down threatens her loyalty to the drackans who raised her. The rogue who crosses her path hides familiar secrets, echoing her own terrifying bloodlust and forcing her to consider that there may be something human about her, after all.




The breeze that blew across the water called for Keelin to come back. It swirled around her dark head, pulling it toward the lake, and her eyes fluttered open from the resting blackness. Crouching on her heels, she lifted her head and gazed at the Great Lake that mirrored the dazzle of the stars. The world remained dark to her, but no longer as the dead, helpless dark from which she awoke. A single tear slipped down her cheek, a tear of anger from the depths of her curse, the secret of her life.

Darkened by night, the lake had always been a silent, secret comfort. The wind died down as though it sensed she were herself again, and the world was calmer, sweeter now that she was no longer a weapon hidden from itself.

Keelin remembered nothing from her stolen hours. Every time, she woke at the Great Lake with the wind calling her back to life, the smell of blood always too real. She barely noticed now when she habitually dipped her hands into the icy water of the bank, rubbing them in mud until they were clean. The moon shone so brightly in its fullness; she gazed up at it with longing. In the light of the moon she could see everything. She was so tired of the dark.

Her hands were clean now, but that metallic smell still lingered. The strange deerskin tunic she’d been given still clung to her body and she clawed at it in frustration. Dark rings and damp streaks of blood splattered across it, every moment soaking further through to her skin.


Interview with the Author:

1. How long have you been writing?

When I was ten, I realized I could rewrite the end to any story (or movie) I previously didn’t enjoy, and change it to reflect what I always wanted to experience. Then I started making up my own stories, and liked that even more! I haven’t stopped writing since, and that was fifteen years ago. Fifteen years of working on my typing speed, and fifteen years’ worth of scribbled notes and hand-written fiction, packed away in boxes and stacked in the closet of my office.

2. How long have you been a published author?

I had my first short story published in an online literary magazine, Danse Macabre, in 2012. That was the first thing ever to make it out there. If we’re defining ‘published author’ as having my own novel out and available to the masses and lovers of Dark Fiction—I’ve been a published author for three months and counting. And I love every minute of it!

3. What titles do you have available?

Currently, my novel ‘Daughter of the Drackan: Book One of Gyenona’s Children’ is available in Ebook and paperback. I also have short stories published in each of CW Publishing House’s holiday anthologies: ‘And You Will Not Be Afraid’ in The Grim Keepers, released this last October for Halloween, and ‘The Holiday Box’ in Festive Frights, released in December just in time for Christmas last year.

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

The subject of this book chose me, really. I’ve always been drawn to Dark Fiction, yearning for the gritty underbellies of unlikeable characters and their even less likeable deeds. Plus, I really wanted a character who started out as a tragic outcast and had to work her way through the ranks of a society she deplored in order to get what she wanted. Keelin was just that character…and more.

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, with all its cliff faces and high peaks, and that more or less inspired the creation of the High Hills and Keelin’s home. Keelin herself has always been a part of me—the darker side I don’t ever let out other than through her. I find myself occasionally wishing I could just growl and snap at anybody who annoys me (which happens a lot less frequently nowadays), and I get to channel some of my annoyance and disdain for selfish people by writing Keelin’s story. I’d love to be able to say that there’s a lot of me in Keelin, that I molded her after myself, but I have to be honest. I’m a lover, not a fighter, and this woman is completely the opposite. She has almost no shame, zero propriety, and she doesn’t let anything get in her way (or just cuts it down with her knives).

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

‘Mother of the Drackan: Book Two of Gyenona’s Children’ will be out in the next few months. It’s almost ready!

I’m currently writing an adult Dystopian Sci-Fi, ‘Sleepwater Beat’, which is, dare I say it, a lot grittier even than ‘Daughter of the Drackan’. This novel takes place in the near future US, where a group of people have evolved with a new type of superpower—storytelling to elicit physical, emotional, and psychological responses in the listener. There’s a lot of chain-smoking, cussing, and punching people’s lights out in this one, plus government and pharmaceutical conspiracy, human experimentation, black market deals, guerilla warfare, and a rebel group on the run. My protagonists seem to carry common themes—Leo, in ‘Sleepwater Beat’, is another female character who has had to make some pretty tragic decisions in her past, and it doesn’t make her the most likeable person. Don’t worry…it’s good for her. I’m hoping to have ‘Sleepwater Beat’ published by April at the latest.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?

My favorite genre to write, so far, is Fantasy. Dark Fantasy, at that. While the classic tropes of good versus evil are entertaining and can be larger-than-life and flashy through the hero’s epic quest, I prefer looking into the evil side of good characters—the dark, roiling, hopeless internal struggles they face while trying to do something, anything on the outside to make it right.

My favorite genre to read, on the other hand, is a position currently enjoyed by Steampunk (for the time being). In all my years of avid reading, I can’t believe I never managed to find myself nose-deep in a Steampunk novel until just a few months ago. I’d never heard about any phenomenal must-read novels in the genre through word of mouth, and I hadn’t particularly sought it out. But one of my clients turned me on to a fantastic new release, ‘The Machine’ by E.C. Jarvis, and I’ve been devouring the genre lately. It’s still something I’m not sure I’d ever be able to write up to my own standards, but I love the gritty, otherworldly elements of the Steampunk genre. If anybody has any suggestions for their favorites, I’d love to hear them.
7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

I’m totally a pantser—I sit down with an idea of a character or a scene, and let the words come out with zero outlining and zero planning beforehand. Usually, the “big moments” already captured in my head (and built up over time until they explode and I have to start actually writing the dang thing) are located in the general “beginning, middle, and end” sections of what becomes the whole novel. All the hard work comes into play when I have to play the evil scientist and see which creative concoctions will nurture the story and help it grow into something beautiful…and which ones are completely volatile.

So, the most exciting part of my writing process is when I’m all set up and halfway through a gripping scene. Somehow, while typing out the dialogue or narrative of what I’m currently writing, some auto-pilot part of my brain takes over. This keeps my fingers moving on the keyboard, and the imaginative side of my brain seems freed up to get to work and do its business. More often than not, I solve my own questions about where the heck the whole story is going and how I’m going to tie all these big scenes together when I’m in the process of writing something which seems completely unrelated. Which is why being a pantser is so much easier for me than outlining—I’ve tried to outline, but I inevitably get stuck. When I just write and let the freak run free on the keyboard, the next bullet point in what would have been on an outline just appears in my head, and it all makes sense before I ever even get there.

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

Well, I currently am co-authoring, so I guess this is a pretty easy question. Plus, I feel even luckier to be able to say that I’m co-authoring three different novels right now, with a total of twelve other authors (some of whom cross over in all three projects).

I’ve worked fairly closely with most of these other authors for quite some time, and the experience of writing collaborative novels with them has been so much fun; it seems we can’t say no to any of the new projects arising. The first novel, ‘Bit’, is a different take on the classic Zombie story and has a little more Sci-Fi wackiness thrown in for good measure. That one’s just wrapping up now and will be released this Spring.

The second, ‘The Irregulars’, is a YA Paranormal Fantasy, kind of like ‘Oliver Twist’ meets ‘X-Men: First Class’. All the characters are seventeen and younger, and even though these kids have powers, man, do they have it rough! I’d say we’re somewhere between one third and the halfway mark, and the tension is just starting to build with this novel. It will be out in 2016 as well.

The third project I was graciously invited to by the wonderful minds at Starklight Press, who pretty much live in Sci-Fi heaven. We started this novel right after the new year, so it’s barely even crawling across the floor, yet, but I’m really excited for it. It feels almost like getting to work on one of the new Star Trek books in a series—and is so involved that I’d only confuse myself (and you) by trying to explain it here.

Why choose these amazing people to be my co-authors? Honestly, if anybody did the choosing, they chose me, and for that I’m continuously humbled and flattered. These authors come from all different backgrounds (not to mention countries), and specialize in fiction of all different genres: we’ve got Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, and Horror, to name most of them. Melding my creative mind with other writers is such an incredible experience, and it stretches the limits of my imagination further than I ever thought possible. I’m sure I’ll be stretched some more. In some ways, co-authoring is easier than writing alone—I don’t have to come up with every character or every scene, and a lot of information is just laid bare before me to do with as I wish. On the other hand, it can be a lot more difficult—I don’t have complete control over where the story’s headed, nor do I know the characters and plot as intimately as I do my own work. But once I started collaborating with other authors, I found that it’s just too much fun to stop.
9. Where can readers find you on the web?

Everywhere! (I wish that were true.)

You can check out my author site at http://www.kathrinhutsonfiction.com, connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kathrinhutsonfiction, or email me at Author@kathrinhutsonfiction.com.

I’m definitely on twitter: @KLHCreateWorks

KLH CreateWorks is the name of my Editing Company; I work with authors of all genres on manuscripts of all lengths, from flash fiction to the epic 100k+ novel. My company site is http://www.klhcreateworks.com, and facebook page http://www.facebook.com/klhcreateworks. I love to hear from anyone and everyone, so please bombard me in whichever manner best suits you!

And for extra fun, ‘Daughter of the Drackan’ is discounted at $0.99 in the Kindle Store for the duration of this blog tour. If you’d like to sign up for my reading list to be among the first to hear about my new releases, you can do that here: http://eepurl.com/bNadDX

Thank you so much, Independent Authors, for hosting me on your blog today! I couldn’t have done this without you.

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



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kathrin Hutson has been writing fiction for fifteen years, editing for five, and plunging in and out of reality since she first became aware of the concept. Kathrin specializes in Dark Fantasy and Sci-fi, and the second novel in this series, Mother of the Drackan, will be released this February.

Kathrin runs her own independent editing company, KLH CreateWorks, for Indie Authors of all genres. She also serves as Story Coordinator and Chief Editor for Collaborative Writing Challenge, and Editing Director for Rambunctious Rambling Publications, Inc. Needless to say, she doesn’t have time to do anything she doesn’t enjoy.

You can grab your copy of Daughter of the Drackan, in print or as an ebook, on Amazon here: mybook.to/daughterdrackan







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Grace After the Storm by Sandy Sinnett

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Grace After the Storm

by Sandy Sinnett


GENRE: Women’s Fiction



 Brad’s brother recently found the love of his life, and now he too longs to find his one.  No one seems to compare to his first love from years ago, though – the woman he left behind for money and a career.  To remind him of her love, though, on what would have been their wedding anniversary, Brad writes her a letter. Never mailed. Never read…until this year, after the storm ends.

Hannah’s estate is in foreclosure – unable to keep her family’s estate after her parents’ death.  Sparks begin to fly however after the estate is purchased and the new owner arrives.  Not only was Brad the love of her life, but he’s also the man who walked out on her eight years ago.  At first sight, Hannah’s grandmother believes their love still exists, and even as her health fades she works to help Hannah see the good in Brad.

Hannah must deal with painful memories from her past as she is forced to work with Brad and save her estate, but will her stubborn pride cause her to lose him again?

She begins to see Brad in a new light, and the love she felt for him long ago is reborn.  When Hannah’s ‘little sister’ Clare discovers Brad’s secret, though, a storm of events will begin that may destroy their only chance for love, and may risk Hannah’s life in the process. Brad and Hannah will face both tragedy and loss as they rekindle their love, remembering that grace always follows the storm.




Laci and Mitch Young get a chance to buy a foreclosed Bed & Breakfast/Winery in the Pacific Northwest to help a new friend. When Mitch’s brother, Brad shows up to run the business however, he meets the innkeeper…and comes face to face with his past love, Jules. Now, as her new boss, she may never be able to forgive him for the pain he caused her and for taking away her family’s estate. Can they work together tosave the estate? Will Jules be able to forgive him for walking out on her all those years ago? Jules and Brad will get a lesson in the unlimited supply of God’s grace – with a little help from Grandma, a little ‘sister’, and a powerful storm.


Interview with the Author:

1. How long have you been writing?

Since 2012 on novels; Started writing poetry in high school and continued into college.

2. How long have you been a published author?

Since April 2014

3. What titles do you have available?

‘Hope in the Rain’, and ‘Grace After the Storm’

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

I’ve met more people recently that have found true love with an old high school or college boyfriend. It seems that in most cases, their love didn’t work out then, but that’s where their story began. I suppose in some sense I based it on my own past high school love…the one that got away.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

‘Faith From Falling Snow’ – third and final installment to this trilogy. ‘Sandcastles at Sunset’ – a story of second chance love after divorce of 25 year marriage.

6. What is your favourite genre and why?

My favorite genre to read is YA/Fantasy. I can’t write it, which is why I love to read it. I also love romance novels with substance and a plot – Karen Kingsbury, Nicholas Sparks, etc.

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

Creating characters personalities, attitudes, looks, charisma, grit, passions, heart, etc. Bringing them to life on paper that makes the reader feel like they can relate to them, and fall in love with them – hate them, etc.

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

Karen Kingsbury. I believe we are of the same faith, and both a fan of romance blooming in the most random ways.

9. Where can readers find you on the web?

Website: http://www.sandysinnettbooks.com;
Blog: https://80sauthorgirl.wordpress.com/;
Twitter: @SandySinnett;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandyS.Author
Brad’s brother recently found the love of his life, and now he too longs to find his one. No one seems to compare to his first love from years ago, though – the woman he left behind for money and a career. To remind him of her love, though, on what would have been their wedding anniversary, Brad writes her a letter. Never mailed. Never read…until this year, after the storm ends.

Hannah’s estate is in foreclosure – unable to keep her family’s estate after her parents’ death. Sparks begin to fly however after the estate is purchased and the new owner arrives. Not only was Brad the love of her life, but he’s also the man who walked out on her eight years ago. At first sight, Hannah’s grandmother believes their love still exists, and even as her health fades she works to help Hannah see the good in Brad.

Hannah must deal with painful memories from her past as she is forced to work with Brad and save her estate, but will her stubborn pride cause her to lose him again?
She begins to see Brad in a new light, and the love she felt for him long ago is reborn. When Hannah’s ‘little sister’ Clare discovers Brad’s secret, though, a storm of events will begin that may destroy their only chance for love, and may risk Hannah’s life in the process. Brad and Hannah will face both tragedy and loss as they rekindle their love, remembering that grace always follows the storm.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sandy recently moved back to her hometown of Mt. Vernon, IL and lives there with her two youngest kids. She currently works in Marketing for a local Children’s Home and is busy working on another book.

Website: http://www.sandysinnett.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sandys.author

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sandysinnett

Blog:  http://www.80sauthorgirl.wordpress.com/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Sinnett/e/B00K00OVF0


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A Separate Heaven by Alex Disanti


A Separate Heaven

by Alex Disanti


GENRE: Fiction/Romance



Step into a world of riveting drama.  Enter A Separate Heaven, a story comprised of power, wealth, and romance, multifaceted characters, and complex relationships.  A novel by Alex Disanti.  From Long Island to the shores of the Mediterranean, this exciting series spanning twenty five years in the lives of the Gianelli and Hamilton families will hold you spellbound.




 Excerpt one from Book Two

 They had been back on Long Island only a week when the earth quaked, shattering their peaceful existence.  It began slowly, a tiny crack on the surface, but before it was over, it opened into a chasm of such upheaval, such misery and strife; it threatened to swallow them and rob them of everything.

It started innocently enough, on a Sunday morning as Dominic showered while Paige cooked breakfast.  After pouring herself a second cup of coffee, she opened the Times. There, staring up at her from the front page were the faces of the two men, the ones who had confronted her in Salerno. She recognized them immediately.

In bold letters, the headlines proclaimed: “Bodies Identified as Missing Federal Agents.”    It was like being slammed in the chest with a bat.  Paige could hardly breathe and she began to shake violently.

*     *     *     *

This was how Dominic found her.  “Paige!  What is it?  What’s wrong?”

She gasped, “Them!”

“Who, Paige?  Where?”

She pointed toward the paper on the counter. “Them!”

As he rummaged through a drawer, searching for an inhaler, he glanced at the pictures and read the headlines, but he didn’t understand.  “What about them?”

He located an inhaler and held it to her mouth.  “Breathe! Come on, Paige, a deep breath in! Now! Again!”

He took her to the den and sat her on the sofa, wrapped a throw around her.  He knelt in front of her. “Paige, please, tell me what’s wrong!”

“Salerno.  L’Allegreto.  It’s them.”

“The ones in the paper?”  She had to be mistaken, he thought.  Why would U.S. agents have accosted his wife, threatened her?

“Yes, it’s them, Dom.  It is!!”

“But Paige, those men were federal agents.”  His mind was racing.

“I don’t care.  It was them!”  She was crying now.  “And they were liars!  They were horrible, evil men and I’m glad they’re dead!”



Interview with the Author:

  1. How long have you been writing?

What seems like forever. I have written poems and short stories since the age of nine, but A Separate Heaven is my first novel.

  1. How long have you been a published author?

Since 2010

3. What titles do you have available?

A Separate Heaven will be a series of seven books. The first three are available on Kindle.  Book four will be released by March 1st.

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

It chose me. I began writing A Separate Heaven during a very difficult time in my life.  (My husband was in declining health for years) In retrospect, perhaps I simply needed the escapism.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
Book four of A Separate Heaven is complete and will be released in March of this year. Book five will follow in early summer.

  1. What is your favourite genre and why?

Commercial fiction, because it more readily lends itself to becoming a television series or a movie.

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

Character creation and development..

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

Today, Anna Quindlen, due to her ability as an author of fiction and nonfiction, plus being a journalist and a columnist.

9. Where can readers find you on the web?

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/alex.disanti.5

Facebook:  https://Facebook.com/ASeparateHeaven

Twitter:      https://twitter.com/AlexDisanti

Website:    https://alexdisanti.com




AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Alex Disanti lives in the Texas Hill Country.  While writing has been a lifelong love for her, A Separate Heaven is her first novel.  Early works were mainly poetry and short stories.  As A Separate Heaven progressed from thought to paper, friends and family began reading the manuscript.  Then, in an effort to test the marketability of the material, she enlisted the aid of what she calls her “test readers.”  These readers vary in age, occupation and background.  It simply grew from there.  Alex’s rich detail brought the characters to life, and the ensuing chapters could not come quickly enough for her readers.

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/alex.disanti.5

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/ASeparateHeaven

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/AlexDisanti

Website/Blog   http://alexdisanti.com





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Blind Chess by Cristelle Comby

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Blind Chess

by Cristelle Comby


GENRE: Mystery & Detectives



It is supposed to be Neve and Egan. Two partners, a team. What happens when a member of this team of Private Investigators is shot, prognosis unknown?

As Alexandra Neve lays comatose and defenceless, Ashford Egan must take on their enemy alone, and find the cagiest criminal Scotland Yard has seen in decades. Determined to succeed, Egan will stop at nothing. He’ll hit on married women, plant bugs, hire hitmen. And he’ll do it all blind, which makes things ten times as difficult.

Double-crossed by friends, convinced there is corruption in those sworn to uphold the law, Egan is forced to form unlikely alliances as he moves forward in a game that requires skills, nerves of steel, and a willingness to play against all odds.




There is something Dimitri isn’t telling me. It is there in his voice. Hidden behind the words, behind the constructs he is trying to project. He isn’t being honest, I am convinced of it. He has the means to get in touch with The Sorter, if he so wants, but that service won’t come for free.

‘You’re a merchant,’ I say.

‘Da,’ he replies. ‘I am.’

‘And you accept all kinds of currencies?’


‘Well,’ I sigh, ‘what will it cost me?’

Dimitri chuckles again. There is a dark sincerity to the sound. ‘I like you, Ashford,’ he says. ‘I have always liked you. You’re blind, but you see more than most. You understand how life works and you accept it. You’re not of my world, but you fit right in.’

I grit my teeth in reply, waiting for the penny to drop.

I hear Dimitri snap his fingers and then footsteps coming closer—a man, judging by the sounds, tall and a little on the heavy side, according to his stride and the echo his boots make on the tiled floor.

‘Sir?’ the newcomer says. He sounds younger than Dimitri, closer to Lexa’s age, I would guess, and eager to please.

Dimitri addresses him in his mother tongue.

‘Yes, sir,’ the newcomer replies before turning on his heel and walking away at a brisk pace.

‘There is a certain something you could help me with,’ Dimitri tells me.

‘Anything,’ I say.

‘A man I have been doing business with has… how would you say… played me.’ He spits the words out as if they are distasteful. ‘He’s been missing since Monday.’

‘What did he do?’ I ask.

‘He ran away with my money.’


‘And I can’t find him. He’s hiding, but his wife is still in town.’

‘And you think she knows where to find him?’ I ask, guessing what I am being “hired” for.

‘Maybe, maybe not. Alas, she has connections and I have to be careful.’

‘Connections?’ I ask.

‘Her sister is police.’ Again he says the word as if it leaves a bitter taste in his mouth. ‘My men are keeping an eye on her, making sure the husband doesn’t come for a visit, but that’s all we can do. We can’t be seen. I don’t want the cops to get near me. They are like bloodhounds once they have your scent.’

‘But,’ I say, ‘if someone who isn’t part of your organisation were to do the job and get caught by the dogs… it wouldn’t inconvenience you too much, would it?’

I can hear the smile in Dimitri’s reply. ‘No, it would not.’


Interview with the Author:

How long have you been writing?
I can’t really remember when I started… I’ve always liked writing. I’ve started doing fanfictions in my teens. Then I worked on one or two manuscripts which are still in my desk drawers and that I might go-over and polish one day. And then finally the first of the Neve & Egan book, back in March 2013.

How long have you been a published author?
Three years now. It’s been a great learning curve, and I made some terrific friends on the way.

What titles do you have available?
There are four books in the Neve & Egan series: Russian Dolls, Ruby Heart, Danse Macabre and Blind Chess. It’s recommended to read them in the right order, but each should be able to stand on its own (except Danse Macabre and Blind Chess which are a bit of a two-parter).

What made you choose the subject of this book?
Blind Chess is the direct continuation of the last book in the Neve & Egan series, Danse Macabre. It picks up where the other left off with Neve in the hospital and Egan on his own. He has to find out who tried to harm his partner and

Do you have any new titles coming soon?
I’m working on a new story. I hope to release it by the end of 2016. It’ll be the first book of a new series.

What is your favourite genre and why?
I love to read Urban Fantasy. It feels like it could really happen. With just a touch of imagination; it could be real.

What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
Creating the story. Thinking it up, building the universe, adding life to the characters. It’s such a great power to have.

If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Anyone who’ll have me, really. I’ve never tried it so I guess that’ll be a fun experience.

Where can readers find you on the web?
There’s my official website: http://www.Cristelle-Comby.com which has a list of all my publications, blog posts, a mailing list and more. I’m also on twitter (@Cristelle) if you just want the quick updates.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, in Greater Geneva, where she still resides.

Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent.

She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.

Blind Chess is her fourth new-adult novel in the Neve & Egan series.

Links :

Website: http://cristelle-comby.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Cristelle

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Cristelle%20Comby&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CristelleComby


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Cubeball by Michael Leon

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by Michael Leon


GENRE: Sci-fi



A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world’s best in the 22nd century’s most popular sport – CUBEBALL – the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.




At that moment Mickey knew he had to play his way and make a shot that would not be forgotten. He called “power-play.”

He imagined the perfect shot in his mind’s eye as he circled the table twice, deliberating his fateful shot. The balls loomed large, but strangely different. The table appeared more circular than a cube as he lowered his chin to his carbon steel cue. The whole shot played in his mind as he drew back the cue to strike the cue-ball with a force that engulfed the whole stadium.

The crack of the cue-ball as it struck its target echoed sharply its warning of an imminent tidal wave of spin and curve that would capture the imagination of every fan in the stadium, or at home in front of their cubebit. In one game changing savage strike, the red ball fell into the pocket as the cue-ball savagely spun into the red triangle, spreading the reds in all directions from the centrifugal force of the cue-ball. Mickey slotted twelve red and black combinations in four minutes, gaining an unassailable lead. He followed that with a perfect defensive stroke, leaving the cue-ball safely jammed behind yellow. Flaveau conceded the game and the match, shell-shocked by the unique high-spin attack Mickey had unleashed. The break was soon nicknamed ‘the pulsar’ and it had secured Mickey the first semi-final win and a shot at the world title.


Interview with the Author:

1. Can you describe your dream home?

I have lived in large homes, but now prefer a simpler style of living. For me the dream lifestyle would be to live in a number of homes. I’d live in a small unit in Bordeaux in Spring. I’d live on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to enjoy its mild winters. Then I’d return to my home town, Melbourne for the rest of the year. Each home would small, uncluttered, close to the city, but with a garden view and of course I’d fill it with modern technology, plus the best coffee machine money can buy!

2. If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

I have one favourite dish for that special occasion – Beef Bourguignon. I usually cook quick and simple dishes, but given my current interest in all things French, I love to occasionally slow cook a meal. It takes three hours of preparation, followed by another 24 hours marinating. I choose only the finest ingredients, including a fine Barossa Valley red (sometimes a Bordeaux red if it’s a very special occasion). The taste and aroma is to die for…ooh la la…tres bon!

3. Tell us about the absolute best fan letter you ever received.

One fan was so excited, she read my book in one night. That is the measure of an enjoyable read. I wish every reader would enjoy my books that much. I know that I love to be swept away by books in that way.

4. Say your publisher has offered to fly you to anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

I can’t give too much detail away, for it will give away too many secrets about my forthcoming novel. But, I would ask my publisher to fly me to Paris (First class!). I’d stay at Le Royal Monceau-Raffles. I’d be granted free access to all areas of the Garnier Opera House and granted an interview with a famous guest of this very beautiful building. I won’t give too much away, except to say there is an extraordinary guest I’d like to meet. There’s one small problem. He is no longer alive! Have you guessed who he is yet? The reason for this unlikely meeting? Well that’s another story, but I can tell you I have met him and I have a photo to prove it! Any interested readers are welcome to text me and I will reveal to you a record of our meeting!

5. Who designed the book cover of the book you are touring.

BookPOD designed the Cubeball cover. Initially, I wanted to have an actual cube playing arena on the cover. Mickey would be playing a shot in front of an adoring crowd. But BookPOD presented a simpler image. I liked it immediately, as it visually represented the story. There was one black cubeball, from it emanated a blue power surge, representing the technology in the first instance, but also the insidious impact of drugs and gambling that surrounded the game.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends. I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.

I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels – all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.


Blog: http://odyssey2k1.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5369984.Michael_Leon

Website: http://www.michaelleon.com.au/

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cubeball/id1050883428?mt=11

Buy link:

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cubeball-Michael-Leon-ebook/dp/B016VTRID0

BookPOD: http://www.bookstore.bookpod.com.au/p/9074542/cubeball.html



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