Monday, October 26, 2020

Dainty Damsels: Fairy Collection by J.N. Sheats Genre: Fantasy Coloring Book

 



Dainty Damsels: Fairy Collection
by J.N. Sheats
Genre: Fantasy Coloring Book 


It's Finally Here! The medium book of Fairy Damsels, 30 brand new pages by illustrator J.N. Sheats. Complete with plenty of big-eyed Damsel cuties, fury playful friends, and tons of dynamic scenes ready for your coloring talents. Grab your pens, pencils, or crayons and relax with this enchanting collection.






J.N. Sheats is an artist turned author. Living in Maryland with six wild cats, and her husband, J.N. spends her days designing book covers and teasers for other authors. At night she is at the mercy of her demanding characters, and their wild fantasies.
Dark Paranormal Fantasy is her preferred genre of writing, but anything is game. Maybe even a lovely romance novel or two in the near future.
When not writing, designing, or drawing, J.N. spends her time doing a host of other activities. Including gardening, jewelry making, cooking, and watching far too much television.







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Sunday, October 25, 2020

#COVERREVEAL A Wisp of Fate Elsie True Series #1 by Kristy Centeno Genre: Urban Fantasy

 


A Wisp of Fate
Elsie True Series #1
by Kristy Centeno
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Elsie True lives with only one goal in mind …
to avenge her father’s death.
Branded a traitor among the brotherhood of the Cause, an organization dedicated to the destruction of all magical creatures, her father was unjustly murdered for falling in love with a celestial being, leaving a teenage Elsie to learn the creature-hunting business with the help of her father’s old friend.
Her life revolves around besting the Cause and keeping the world safe from any creatures that get out of hand. When her mentor signs her up for another case, she jumps at the opportunity to steer business away from the corrupt organization.
Not long into the investigation, she realizes she might have walked right into a setup, including coming face-to-face with a creature she doesn’t know if she should kill or protect.
Elsie feared little in life, but she isn’t prepared to face the demons of her past, especially those hell-bent on killing her. Outwitting her enemies means solving the case, but in a world where she has more foes than friends, who can she trust?




Kristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night, with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.
Kristy currently resides in Pennsylvania with her five kids, a quartet of noisy parakeets, and a spoiled puppy. When she is not working or writing, she juggles her free time between raising a handful of minions and pursuing other career goals.



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Louisiana Love Series by Danyelle Scroggins Genre: Contemporary Romance

  

  • What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write the A Louisiana Love Series after I wrote about the families in my Christmas books Love Me Again and Never Looking Back. I needed to explore these families a little deeper and they made sure I knew it.

 

  • What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m presently working on another four-book series and a Christmas release that will go out this year with friends.

  • Where did you come up with the names in the story?

Lots of African American families keep with the same initials in their family, especially, if the husband and wife have that initial. So, these families have stuck to that tradition. 

  • What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

With all three, I loved writing up into the plots. For the first time I really had no clue what my plot would be. I wanted to try writing without grafting and it worked for me. I also really enjoyed digging for another language. I wanted to incorporate Spanish since the characters were Latino, and it was amazing. 

  • Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

When I think about the main family, The Booth Family…

the wife, Jessica Booth, is definitely the matriarch of her family.

her husband, Jasper Booth Sr., is a witty mild-mannered man.

their adopted son, Kane Jackson Booth, is a hothead who is eventually going to figure out why he’s so angry.

their son, Jasper Jr., is a complete smart mouth who I’d like to say is me as a guy, and

their daughter, Jasmine, is the typical spoiled baby girl of the family who has her father’s heart and her mother’s stubbornness.

  • If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Angela Bassett would definitely me Lady Jessica Booth.

Laurence Fishburne would be Jasper Booth Sr.

Will Smith would be Dr. James Booth.

Gabrielle Union would be Jasmine Booth.

LaLa Anthony would be Veronica Kimbrel-Booth.

The Sisters Valerie (Salma Hayak) & Vashti- (Eva Longoria)

Jennifer Lopez would be Selena Cox.

Fantasia Barrino would be Jade Booth.

Rome Flynn would be Vance Kimbrel Jr.

The Perfect Chance
A Louisiana Love Book 3
by Danyelle Scroggins
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kane and Veronica’s wedding became the perfect backdrop for the next Faith Temple Cathedral wedding, as Damon proposed to Selena. Although it felt right from the beginning, things are progressing, and Selena is starting to feel something pricking about her response.
Newly married Veronica Booth and her sister-in-love, Jasmine Kimbrel, have decided to throw an exclusive couples event for all the couples of Faith Temple Cathedral who were instrumental in their life and wedding. And although there are a few singles in attendance, most of them are engaged or have someone they’ve labeled as a close friend or potential love interest. As soon as it seems that everything is going how they envisioned, The Perfect Chance to do what is right, instead of what appears pressured, brings two people to a space that neither of them saw coming.

Austin Davenport has been in love with Selena since she walked into Vance’s room at Louisiana Day Hospital. And although she pulled away from him and into another man’s arms, Austin’s committed to standing in faith. Will his faith pay off by presenting The Perfect Chance for Austin to win back her heart, or will he have to pick up the pieces of his broken heart?




The Wrong Decision
A Louisiana Love Book 2


Kane Jackson Booth is in love with Veronica Kimbrel and neither of them desire to venture into forbidden territories but things are becoming a bit more heated than either of them can handle. So in making what she feels is a right suggestion, Kane makes a wrong decision that could cost them their forever after.
Right when things are shaking and seemingly cracking, Selena is in need of help and Veronica uses this opportunity to leave Kane and all of their problems behind her. She soon finds out that running away doesn’t always solve the problem, or make things right but in the school of love, making
The Wrong Decision because of someone else’s wrong decisioncan bring love to a breaking point and destroy what God has plans to put together.
Now, that Veronica is heading home, she has to face the facts that she’s just as bad as Kane. But what she does not know is, Kane has come face to face with his own facts and is preparing a surprise that will altar their very lives, and at the same time bring joy and healing to their hearts.
Jasmine is now Jasmine Kimbrel, the wife of Vance Kimbrel but her Jessica Booth is making the right choice with repairing the breach completely between she and Jasper Sr. 
Will this be another Booth surprise to remember? Or will The Wrong Decision ruin their chances at being the one big happy family everyone respects?




The Right Choice
A Louisiana Love Book 1

Jasmine Booth has fallen in love over the Christmas holiday to Vance Kimbrel Jr. and neither of them are willing to let the other go their separate ways. If you were born in a pentecostal, Baptist, or protestant home, you know the cardinal rule when it comes to living with someone with whom you have not married. It’s the imaginary eleventh commandment…Thou Shalt Not Shack, and both Jasmine and Vance have decided to break the rules.
In The Right Choice, Jasmine Booth, the one and only daughter of Jasper Sr. and Jessica Booth, has made a choice that has made neither of her parents proud. She’s moving to California to become the live-in woman of Vance Kimbrel Jr., and she refuses to change her mind because her family calls it sin.
Jasmine feels like she’s old enough to make her own choices and decisions, but questions whether or not Vance will still respect her in the end.
Vance has found the love of his life. Now, coupled with his two main goals, finishing college and going into the league, he’s now added, becoming the husband of Jasmine Booth.
Something will happen to make Jasmine question whether or not the right choice was made. But in the end, it was Jasmine’s choice to make.
Will this choice lead them in a direction that’s deeper than disappointing their parents? Or, will both Jasmine and Vance learn a lesson that will last a life time.
One thing is for sure, we all are entitled to make choices, but the question will always remain, Are we willing to endure the Consequence or our choice? And, Whether or not it was, The Right Choice.




Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a dynamic author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies, and a Masters in Religious Education from Liberty University. She owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC.








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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Mike Delaney Series by David Callinan Genre: Thriller, Action

  


Never Say Die
Mike Delaney Series Book 1
by David Callinan
Genre: Thriller, Action

They murder scores of young women and steal their DNA.
They think their freakish assassin will never be caught.
That's their first mistake.
Then they kill Mike Delaney's pregnant wife – a journalist close to uncovering their terrifying global plot.
That's their second.
Ex assassin, cop, and warrior monk, Delaney swore never to kill again.
Now he has no choice but to break his vow.

Praise for ‘Never Say Die’
The main plot will blow your mind – Dingy Deb

Wait until you meet the killer in this book - like no-one and all of them you have ever read about.
The one thriller you should NOT miss – Anna Vahlinder

Standing ovation and a nomination for best thriller EVER written award (if there is such an award). Masterly. Sheer genius.Thrilling from begin to the very end – E. Memelink

Wow! What a thrilling book! A thriller with a very clever assassin, but an even cleverer Delaney. I just couldn't put it down. Loads of action and tense drama. Well worth a read –Ken Robson

A tense psychological thriller. Ex-special forces guy Mike's wife gets killed brutally, and he goes into a monastery to try and reconcile his life. But real life interferes, and he goes on the track of his wife's killer. David Callinan has a winner here – J. Johnson

David Callinan absolutely ROCKED THIS. Mike Delaney is my new favorite hero.
Callinan has given readers a great ride – Robert Gill

David Callinan has written a taut, fast-paced, page-turner of a novel. It’s a non-stop thriller that features a villain on par with Dr. Lecter. In the vein of a Preston & Child 'Gideon Crew' novel.
My confession. This is a great read – Tammy Windsor

Callinan weaves a very intricate and addictive web of suspense that I found unable to resist or put down until the end. I can't wait to read what is in store for Delaney next.



One False Move
Mike Delaney Thriller 1.1

Don't blink! A crazed escapee and child abuser knows where you are

He kidnaps Mike Delaney's wheelchair-user friend and his 15-year old daughter.
He must trade his life for theirs.
Delaney has just four hours to locate and rescue them from the hands of a monster, a figure from his past, hell-bent on turning the screw and wreaking revenge on Mike Delaney.

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Captured
Mike Delaney Thriller Book 1.2

A seductive woman with a deadly secret. Mike Delaney is in the right place at the wrong time

Delaney is an avenger with the soul of a Zen master
A woman on the run from a ruthless cyber gang sees Mike Delaney on the street. In desperation, she drops something into his pocket and snaps him on her cell phone.
From that moment the ex-US assassin, ex-Hong Police enforcer and ex-monk is sucked into a war against an enemy that will stop at nothing to get it back. Whether he likes it or not, Delaney is now an accomplice and must track down the woman and bring the gang to justice.
Then he comes face-to-face with Mammoth.



Torn Apart
Mike Delaney Thriller Book 2

A Catholic nun. A deadly assassin. Bound together by blood. Twins torn apart at birth..

Then they are reunited.
This detonates an unstoppable explosion of events that embroils Mike Delaney in the battle of his life.
Hunted by 'the sepulcher killer' who uses an ancient and long forgotten weapon.
Ex assassin, Hong Kong cop and one-time warrior monk, Mike Delaney is part of confess-confess, the citizen's crime busting website. When he falls for a sob story in Ireland (the land of his birth) he is catapulted into a nail-biting battle for survival and sucked into an international conspiracy.
Delaney was simply doing a favour for an innocent Irish nun. He didn't expect it to spiral into a fight for survival, and grapple with an almost unstoppable force.
Identical twins unable to avoid their destinies. Will they both survive? 'You'll never read more high-octane thriller this year. Or any year.'

5-star reviews
'The best action adventure thriller I've read this year' aweston39
'For fans of deMille, Child, Patterson. Pulse Pounding' Texas
'Leaves you breathless, helpless, heartbroken' Tex
'You will never guess the end' Dorothy Stone



The Exterminator
Mike Delaney Thriller Book 3

A 'Big Data' corporation. A deadly algorithm. How many are programed to die?

Mike Delaney's past as a retired assassin erupts to entangle him in an international high-tech conspiracy. When his former commanding officer is murdered Delaney's true identity is uncovered.
He stumbles upon a plot at the heart of government. When Delaney uncovers the real truth about the program, he cannot be allowed to live.
Delaney is sucked into an investigation along with the seductively attractive Melody Roth, whom Delaney finds a potent brew.
Then a bizarre assassin is hired to track him down.
Can he escape The Exterminator?

Praise for The Exterminator:
David Callinan has written an explosive thriller that will keep you locked in until the final word,'
 Anne Keeran

Another thriller filled with unending heart stopping situations with impossible ways to be extricated,'Amazon review

If you are a Tom Clancy fan you will really enjoy this Mike Delaney book series,'Linda McCutcheon



David Callinan is Anglo-Irish, born into a family from Limerick in the west of Ireland who grew up in the UK. After a spell at art school, early years saw a host of jobs from telegraphist to salesman – before discovering music. After busking all over Europe he rediscovered Irish music and formed The Spalpeens playing all over the UK, Europe and Ireland touring with The Dubliners, Sweeney's Men, The Chieftains and many others.
He appeared in films such as The Lion In Winter (Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn) and Sinful Davey (John Hurt) and scores of television advertisements (was even directed by the late, great John Huston).
Later, he formed Urban Clearway, touring and performing with artists such as Elton John, Billy Connolly, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry.
He co-wrote a Celtic rock opera for the Edinburgh Festival. 'Pucka-Ri' starred a young Pierce Brosnan and became one of the hits of the Fringe, before transferring to the Arts Theatre in London.
Latterly, an earlier spacey, folk-rock album, Freedom's Lament, recorded by Callinan-Flynn, has emerged as a highly sought after title on the Internet – and new wave Irish chanteur Sean Tyrrell has recorded a number of his songs on recent albums.
He began to write seriously, producing a string of screenplays and novels, the first of which, 'Fortress Manhattan' was published by Gollancz (Orion) and the '10-Minute Miracle' by HarperCollins.
Current books include thrillers: 'The Immortality Plot'; 'Knife Edge'; 'Bodyswitch' and 'An Angel On My Shoulder'.
He has written the YA fantasy trilogy, 'The Kingdoms Of Time And Space' and a chapter series for 7-10 year olds, 'The Weather Kids'.





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Friday, October 23, 2020

Guest post ~ How do you manage to write such vivid descriptions in your books as a blind author? by Josh de Lioncourt author of the The Dragon's Brood Cycle Series

  

How do you manage to write such vivid descriptions in your books as a blind author?

I've been asked that question countless times over the last few years. It wasn't even something I ever thought about until my first novel, Haven Lost, was published, and people started asking. I take pride in the descriptions I write of the worlds my characters inhabit, and it's one of the most enjoyable parts of storytelling for me. The fact that my blindness might inhibit it just never really crossed my mind.

So, how do I do it?

First, I didn't lose my vision until I was six-years-old, which gave me a strong foundation of what the visual world is like. I won't deny this has helped tremendously, but it is not the main or only reason I write the way I do. I think anyone can write compelling visual descriptions; some have more of a knack for it than others. Plenty of bestselling authors can spin great stories without being very good at visual descriptions at all—Robert J. Sawyer comes to mind. Other authors thrive on describing the world they are building in rich detail, like Anne Rice.

Second, you'll notice that in the paragraph above I was very specific about *visual* descriptions. The fact is, descriptions should be wholly immersive for your reader. There are at least five senses you can pull from, and all should be used in your writing at appropriate times to "draw" a picture of the setting you're creating. Many readers won't even realize that you're doing this if you've snared them with your story. A character noting the smell of a flower might conjure the image of a rose in your reader's mind; the feel of the steam upon their face will make them "see" the rich dark brown of the coffee. The point is, don't get hung up worrying about the visuals. They should be there, but play to your strengths when you need to.

I credit a lot of my style of descriptive prose to Anne Rice, who is often praised for her ability to place readers into preternatural situations. When you finish an Anne Rice novel, you feel like you've lived the story, not just been told it. She is the master of exploiting all the senses and drawing pictures, not just with words, but with experiences, which is what I strive for in my work as well.

Next, I've always been a particularly visual person in general. Everything I touch, hear, smell, or taste acquires a color, texture, or picture in my imagination. When i use an app on a computing device, I build a visual map of its interface in my mind. This is something that happens naturally for me, but it's also a technique that can be learned. Build "pictures" in your mind as you experience the world around you. If those pictures need to be more tactile than visual, that's fine. Imagine the moon as a buttery croissant if that's what works for you. (Damn, now I'm hungry.)

Looking back at the initial question, I can't help wondering if I really answered it. I certainly can point to signposts along the road that have led me to where I am as a writer, but, as many writers will tell you, we mostly don't know how we do what we do. So much of the creative process feels like magic as it's happening.

If you're an aspiring author who happens to be visually impaired, (or just not very good at visual descriptions), the best advice I can give you is to read as much as you can and, most important of all, keep writing.

Haven Lost
The Dragon's Brood Cycle Book 1
by Josh de Lioncourt
Genre: Epic Fantasy 

Legends never die …
Sixteen-year-old Emily Haven, heroine of the girls’ hockey team at Lindsey High, has spent her young life keeping two secrets: her rapidly deteriorating home life and the seemingly supernatural power that makes her a star on the ice. When she begins seeing visions of a ragged boy reflected in mirrors and shop windows, a series of events unfolds that tears her from twenty-first century Minneapolis and leaves her stranded in another world with horrors to rival those she has left behind. Lost amidst creatures of fantasy and legend, she is forced to confront the demons of both her past and future to unravel the riddle of the mysterious boy and embark upon a journey to uncover long forgotten histories and the dark, cloaked figure in the shadows behind them all. Caught between opposing forces of a war she does not understand, Emily must find new strength within herself and, above all, the will to remember her friends.

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Haven Divided
The Dragon's Brood Cycle Book 2

Forever is comprised of nows…
Emily Haven and her friends have been given the seemingly impossible task of uniting the worlds—a mission they failed once before, in another lifetime.
But Emily made a promise, and she intends to keep it. A small boy risked his life to save hers, and while Michael sets out to rejoin the Dragon’s Brood, she heads east with Celine and Corbbmacc to rescue Daniel from a band of desert slavers.
Time does not stand still, however, and the dark legends are true. They deal in blue fire; they deal in death; and they travel through the long nights on autumn winds.
Samhain has come, and this year, the harvest will be in blood, gold, and souls.







Harmony's Song
A Dragon's Brood Cycle Tale 


Life is hard for Daniel and the other kids who struggle to live on the streets of Ravenhold, a seaside city allied with the sorceress Marianne and the kingdom of Seven Skies. There is seldom enough to eat, and the nights are cold, but Daniel finds warmth and friendship when he meets the enigmatic Harmony. Their special bond, coupled with the mystery of Harmony’s past, sends Daniel from his life on the streets to the wider world beyond in this short story prequel to Haven Lost and the Dragon’s Brood Cycle.
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Treasures and Trinkets
A Dragon's Brood Cycle Tale

Before she was a prisoner in Marianne's crystal mines or just another face among the multitudes in the city of Seven Skies, Maddy had a different name and everything she could want—governesses, gowns, and gold to fill her pockets. And though she wasn't the son her father had wanted, it was inevitable that one day she would inherit his title.
But Maddy's predictable world is turned upside down when an extraordinary servant girl challenges everything she's ever known; there's a wider world beyond the comfortable confines of her castle, full of wonder and magic, and Maddy finds that the one thing she doesn't have is the only thing she really needs.
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Josh de Lioncourt is the author of The Dragon’s Brood Cycle, an epic fantasy series. He was born and raised in California and enjoys writing projects in a wide variety of fields, including fiction, music, software, tech articles, and more. 

He has written on Apple accessibility for Macworld and Maccessibility, hosts or participates regularly on several podcasts, and writes and records music with Molly, his wife. Josh enjoys the works of Stephen King, the music of George Michael, Masters of the Universe, home-roasted coffee, and Los Angeles Kings hockey

He also happens to be blind.

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