Saturday, July 4, 2020

Cat's Paw Cove Series by Sharon Buchbinder Genre: Paranormal Romance


Guest Post for Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach

Leprechauns—Lucky in Love?

One of the fun parts about writing paranormal, supernatural, or magical stories is the research. When I wrote Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach, I thought I had a pretty good handle on leprechauns. After all, Ancestry.com told me I’m Irish (mostly), so that little guy on the cereal box was practically a relative. Isn’t that all I needed to know?

Um. No. I needed to know if they were as lucky in love as they are with their gold, so I had to do a little digging. Here are some fun facts about my red-headed relatives from the Emerald Isle.

·        In the supernatural world, they fall into the fairy family and they live underground.

·        Music and dancing—the Irish jig, of course—are their passions.

·        They are usually pictured as tiny wizened old men with red beards—but some say that’s an old stereotype.

·        If you can catch one, they can grant three wishes, but remember, they are tricksters!

·        Iron bars can contain them. If you nab one, have an iron cage handy, otherwise they can teleport away from you!

·        While we think of their job as guarding protecting pots of gold, their real vocation is shoemaking.

·        They are excellent cobblers. However, they never make a pair of shoes. They only make one!

·        Mustard is a great condiment for hot dogs—but the yellow sauce will also burn the skin of a leprechaun.

·        It’s a good thing they have great regenerative powers to recover from mustard burns. They heal quickly and can heal others.

Are they lucky in love? I couldn’t find an answer to that question, so I made something up. You’ll have to read Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach, to find out. Happy reading!

Taken by the Imp 
Cat's Paw Cove Book 13 
by Sharon Buchbinder 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 


Can a jinni and a warlock cook up a better way to help the poor? 

Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip make things better or worse? 

Ynez Saghira is a gifted chef at the Feline Fine Retirement Home who yearns to be financially independent and open her own café. She has lots of talent and creative ideas but lacks the capital to start her own business. What’s a poor imp to do? 

Dexter and Ynez join forces to quiet the voices in his head, build her business, and ferret out family mysteries. Will the secrets draw them closer together or push them apart? 




Charlotte Redbird, Ghost Coach 
Cat's Paw Cove Book 12 

Sometimes the dead need a life coach, too. 

Driven out of Chicago by a spiteful heiress, life coach Charly Redbird is ready for a change. She moves to Florida to be closer to her family and vows to be more selective about future clients. 

With the help of Dylan Graham, a hunky real estate agent, Charly finds a perfect home across the street from a cemetery. When he shows up with a plant and two tiny balls of fluff as a housewarming present, Charly thinks she might be smitten with more than the kittens. 

A new client appears at her door and asks for Charly's help, but the woman happens to be a permanent resident of the cemetery. Can Charly convince the restless spirit to move to another neighborhood—or will she take on a new role: Life Coach for the Dead? 





Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. She is the author of the Hotel LaBelle Series, the Jinni Hunter Series, and the Obsession Series. When not attempting to make students and colleagues laugh or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, herding cats, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL. 




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Friday, July 3, 2020

Kristin The Return of the Blue Blood Series Book 1 by Stacy Eaton Genre: Paranormal Romance



Kristin 
The Return of the Blue Blood Series Book 1 
by Stacy Eaton 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 


It’s been forty years since the gang was together in Blue Bloods Final Destiny, and many things have changed. Lives have been lost, mates are different, and the breed is on the verge of war. This war isn’t just between the two factions within the vampire race, but now includes the humans who have learned of their existence.

With the Mistress, Kristin, at the helm, the tension is growing, and the elders are pushing for a change. The U.S. government wants information on the breed, and Joseph Portage, Kristin’s enemy, is lurking in the shadows.

Hugh McMurphy heads a human task force that is determined to get the vampire race under control and learn what they can do. When Kristin and Hugh find themselves pulled toward one another, the only option is to make Hugh her human consort. 


It’s not until she tastes his blood that she realizes Hugh is more than originally thought, and with Portage’s men wreaking havoc on the town, she realizes that something drastic needs to happen.

Can Kristin and the new gang figure things out before a major transition occurs, or will Kristin and her sister get blindsided by the taste of blood?

Kristin, book 1 of The Blue Blood Returns is an adult paranormal romance with sexual situations, violence, language, and does contain a cliffhanger that leads right into the second book, Hugh. 

While this is a new series, it does spin off of the My Blood Runs Blue Series. 





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Hugh, Blue Blood Compelled 
The Return of the Blue Blood Series Book 2 


Take a short trip back in time to find out how Hugh got involved with his special task force and then learned about the hidden society before he was summoned to meet with Joseph Portage and began a new mission.

Kristin knows that there is more going on than meets the eye with Hugh. Now she not only has to deal with the issues of the breed, but also the secrets of her new and powerful mate. A warning from an old friend not taken seriously will put Kristin in a tailspin as the past and present converge in the flash of the strobes and the thump of the base.

With the rest of the VMF gang working to find Portage and protecting Kristin, there are ups and downs for all of them, but Josh is hell-bent on figuring out what Hugh’s secret is.

Portage has his way in now, but that is only step one of his plan to control Kristin and take over the breed. While Zander continues to get frustrated with the dreams and his father, he finally decides to take off on his own and figure things out. It’s not until he arrives in Philadelphia that he will start to find answers—but they will change everything. 



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Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Bestselling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy, and two grandchildren. 

When Stacy is not writing, she enjoys photography and relaxing on the beach. 




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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Hitcher by Ditter Kellen Genre: Psychological Thriller





Five bodies. One serial killer. And a terrified woman's will to survive...

Tina Duggar lives a quiet life in Bay County, Florida, working for animal control and spending time with her significant other, Investigator Mike Parker.
But a road trip with two of her closest friends takes a deadly turn after they pick up a mysterious blue-eyed hitcher…and Tina’s life is suddenly shattered.
Her fun outing turns into a bloodbath as the hitcher begins brutally slaughtering innocent girls along the interstate, forcing Tina to watch.
Saving her for last...
With her time running out and the police, the FBI, and even Mike himself desperately searching for her, Tina is forced into a terrifying game of wits with one of the most horrific serial killers Florida has seen since Bundy.
But will she survive the twisted mind of… the hitcher?

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Silence of the Whippoorwill
by Ditter Kellen
Genre: Psychological Thriller 

Vengeance is mine...

Legend has it, when the whippoorwill sings, death is soon to follow...
But Detective Breezy Anderson doesn’t believe in myths. Until a hiking trip to the mountains of Arkansas with some friends, takes a dangerous turn.
Breezy soon discovers, they’re not alone. A group of crazed psychopaths are hunting them, picking them off one by one. With no hope of escape, Breezy is forced into a cat-and-mouse game of death and survival.
But her attackers made one mistake. They left her alive…

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Ditter Kellen is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction Novels. She loves spinning edgy, heart-pounding mysteries that will leave you guessing until the very end. That includes psychological thrillers with a touch of horror, as well as family drama laced with murder and jaw dropping scenes, some might find difficult to read.
Ditter resides in Alabama with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.









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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Clarity The Divine Potentials Series Book 1 by Ethan Stein Genre: Epic Fantasy


  • Something about myself and how I became writer

Not sure about others, but I actually started out hating writing. I found it to be a chore. I particularly remember rebelling against my assignments at school and my parents demand that I write something.

Then when I was in 7th grade, I was tasked with writing, I forget what, but I decided to write a scary story. It was pure horror – people dying, blood and guts everywhere – and people liked it.  It wasn’t Shakespeare by any stretch of the imagination, but it was the first time I found enjoyment in writing. I wrote a couple more horror pieces, but then my mom told me if I didn’t write something non-gory she wouldn’t read my stories anymore.  So I wrote a story about a lost puppy name Spaghetti and his attempts to find his way home.  I once tried to find that story but it was long gone from my home computer (this was back during the Apple IIe days).

And as the years passed and I became more proficient in writing, I found it easier and more enjoyable to write. Now I write far more than a few simple paragraphs even for a guest post like this.

 

 

  • Where were you born/grew up?

I was born in upstate New York in the suburbs, as unassuming and uninteresting as can be. When we first moved to the area it was mostly woods with a few houses, so my friends and I were able to explore large swaths of forest. As a I grew older, it was torn down for housing, which was sad because it meant less opportunity for adventure.

I feel like the world has become more concerned with safety (especially with the pandemic now), which has stilted children’s exploration capabilities. It was fine back when I was a kid to be out for hours and time without telling my parents where I was going. They were sure I would return. Now there is the fear of abductions and sex offenders and similar dangers, and I refuse to let my children out beyond the neighborhood block.

Also, they spend a majority of their time on technology devices making it less likely for them to explore outside. I’m grateful for technological improvements but at the same time I feel like it has impacted the extent and depth of childhood. Kids are just growing up way too fast.

 

 

  • How do you find time to write as a parent?

I don’t. When they were first born, it was easy because all my kids did was sleep.  And now that they’re getting older, it is becoming a little easier because they can mostly entertain themselves.  Unfortunately, that entertainment usually involves iPads and video games and I fear the anti-social behavior that will develop. So I have to give up the opportunity to write and instead focus on them. This is especially true with my son who needs a little more help with focusing than my daughter who is older. On top of that, all of their activities like Piano and Karate are online with the pandemic, making it even more important for me to be there to help them remain focused. It’s ironic, but I’m more involved with them stuck at home, then I had been when I was shlepping them to the actual location for their activities.  And despite me not going anywhere, I still feel exhausted. Writing is simply a luxury now I simply do not have. Maybe once the world starts moving again it’ll be easier, but for now, the kids come first.

 

 

  • Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

I am a diehard anime fan, and as a fantasy writer, I write with the view that my entire series can be made into an anime. I feel like that would be the epitome of achievement, were I to see my characters moving on screen. That being said, I feel like movies are too short a medium. I still remember how one of my favorite novels — Michael Crichton's Timeline — was absolutely bastardized on the big screen. They simply removed far too much to make it enjoyable. I couldn’t stand the thought of that happening to any of my novels. So I’d be more inclined to have it be a series, preferably animated, then as a feature-length film. Maybe a limited series at the least.

 



 

  • What inspired you to write this book?

This book is actually version 12 of the original manuscript. The original manuscript was over 115K words long and while it still had all of the same characters, there was no depth or substance to any of them. My earlier readers actually despised Daena (the main character) for her lack of growth. I am grateful that I wasn’t actually able to publish that first version because it forced me to go back and figure out how to make it more marketable (not only length-wise but character-wise as well). I split it into two stories and worked on the first half over and over again, giving Daena more depth with each pass and also making the story darker and real, until finally ending up with the version I published. You would be amazed to see the Daena’s transformation from that original story; I’m certain she wouldn’t recognize herself.

 

  • Do I have any “side stories”?

Yes. The ones I’ve written so far center around Asha Vahishtya, who is the main protagonist in the series, but not in each individual book in the series, which certain around specific characters that come in contact with him. The plot is either what Asha is up to between Divine Potential books (like how he got from Iburdeen to Keskt) or something related to his backstory, and are released a little ways before the main story it is associated with. I have ideas for other side stories but these are the main ones so far.

 

  • How did you come up with the title?

Clarity” is the name of one of the seven Divine Potentials, which are abilities that embody the powers of specific Mahrahspand Gods or Goddesses. Clarity embodies Aspen, the Goddess of Devotion and Pure Thought. Those with the Clarity ability are able to articulate and convey messages full of meaning and depth with relative ease. Many become public speakers in one fashion or another. Furthermore, they can construct definitive arguments and have a higher likelihood of swaying the minds of those spoken to. They are also capable of better understanding situations and how to respond to them (although this is not innate and must be worked at). Finally, those with this ability tend to be devoted to a higher cause, be it moral or immoral, and will focus all their intention and drive (and often their physical resources) on achieving that purpose. 

The other six Divine Potentials are: FarSight, Remedy, Fluency, Permanence, Transcendence, and Justice.  Each of the books in the series will focus on someone that has gained that ability.

 

  • Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I wholeheartedly believe that my characters are living the story and I am simply recording events as they happen. I am no more in control of my story than a horseback rider is on a mountain trail: sure you have reigns and you can pull this way and that, but if the horse doesn’t want to go in the direction you tell it then you ain’t going that way. There have been times where I wanted my characters in the story to act a particular way, but when I attempted to write them into that situation, I either couldn’t figure out how to get them there or the result felt forced. There’s nothing more frustrating than writing a page worth of material only to realize that it is completely counter to how the character is known to behave. When that does happen, I reluctantly scrape those passages because I know it’ll be a better story if I let the character organically control where the story is going.

 

  • What is your favorite part of this book and why?

My favorite part of about Clarity is the bumblefruit. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

 

  • Have you written any other books that are not published?

The Divine Potentials series is slated to be 8 books. I have written four books so far in the series and am working on publishing one per year. Clarity is available now, FarSight is available for pre-order, Remedy will be available sometime next year, and Fluency: Awakening the year after that. I had to split Fluency into two parts because it was simply too long in its original format and I wanted to let the characters tell the story without being limited by time.

 




High Priestess Daena Vulatanne has spent more than a decade preparing to lead the Holy Order of the Water Goddess Anahita. The safety of the isolated community of women has always been paramount, but the arrival of a strange messenger forces her to question if their exposure is worth risking her role as the future leader.

Asha’s presence in the village threatens the secrecy the women have fought to maintain. While he carries a message for Daena’s people, he also holds the key to a rogue Order member’s lifelong ambition: revenge for the destruction of her brethren.

The purity and innocence Daena thought she knew soon gives way to evil and corruption. In a tumultuous time of deception, magic, and adventure, she must sacrifice something dear to her: her ideals, her devotion, or her life. 

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Ethan Stein was born in Buffalo, NY, where he developed a love for writing at an early age. While the beginnings were rather gory and incomplete, it was the start of something important. 

In college, Ethan developed a far greater love and understanding of writing, even taking a few courses on how to be a better writer. It was there that he also began to develop the world of Mahrahspand, which was the foundation of his Divine Potentials Series. 

His wife and two kids have been very supportive in his quest to further flesh out his fantasy world, and are eager to discover all that he has to offer. 







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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Knucklehead Fred by Arias Williams Genre: Children's Picture Book






Knucklehead Fred is a whimsical, rhyming story about a fun-loving, energetic boy named Fred.

His parents just can’t figure out how to make him sit still and listen!

But when Fred finds himself in need of a favor, Mom and Dad use it as a perfect opportunity to teach him a thing or two about responsibility. 





Arias Williams is a creative based in Los Angeles, CA. 

He is a father of two children, a husband, and currently teaches 7th Grade in South Los Angeles. 

When he isn't working on Knucklehead Fred, Arias can be found in his home studio making beats, hanging with his family, or working to educate the future of Los Angeles. 




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Saturday, June 27, 2020

365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers Savvy Writers Book 1 by Kim Knight Genre: Writing, Self Help






With 365 Days Of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers, there’s no need for additional notepads or places to store your ideas. For each day of the year there’s a dedicated space for plotting your ideas, with a writing prompt to create an outline for a romance short story, novella, novel or even flash fiction. All you need to do is adapt the characters or setting to your sub-genre of romance. For each day of the year you’ll find a creative, engaging, fun and challenging writing prompt, with situations or people to craft your next story. There is also a personal blogging challenge with writing prompts, for romance writers to engage with their readers, grow their following, find new readers and allow their audience to get to know them via their own personal blog or author site. With 356 Days Of Writing Prompts For Romance Writers you’ll never be stuck for a romance story idea, or blog topic again! Each month has a focus and fully adaptable to your sub-genre, dip in and out of each day, week, month as you wish. 


January- New Directions Love
February- Unexpected New Love
March- Fresh Starts and New Beginnings
April- Love in Unexpected Places
May- Historical, Regency and Multicultural
June- Contemporary Romance
July- Paranormal, Horror and Dark Romance
August- Christmas and Holiday Love
September- Mixed Bag of Goodies!
October- December Romance Writers’ Blog Writing Challenge Prompts
Award-Winning Romantic Suspense and Thriller Author Kim Knight, also shares her secrets on writing realistic, page-turning romance. Also her experience with writing prompts, which has allowed her to co-author two novels, and seventeen short-stories to date. So, romance writers around the world, grab your pen and your copy and get ready to write every day of the year and never run out of creativity. Note the paperback version will allow you to plot your ideas all in one space in the book, and let go of your hundreds of different idea notepads. 






Kim is born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She's a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 title for A Stranger In France). Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.

As a reader she's head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she's not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum. 






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