Friday 28 February 2014

7 Questions with #YA #Fantasy #Author A.C. Harrah

Q1: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
A: I was thirteen. I had just watched Finding Nemo when I turned to my parents and asked, “I can make money at any age if I’m a writer, right?”
Q2: When and why did you begin writing?
A: Once I determined a thirteen-year-old could theoretically make money by writing books, I began. Oddly enough, it wasn’t so much money I was looking for but independence.
Q3: How long have you been writing?
A: Technically speaking, the moment one picks up a pen and scribbles something on paper—even if it is a meaningless doodle to those around—one has started writing. Therefore, I have no memory when I started writing.
Q4: When did you first know you could be a writer?
A: I don’t think I ever thought I couldn’t be a writer. It was just a question of if I wanted to be one.
Q5: What inspires you to write and why?
A: Horrible plots and amazing characters. I want to fix the plots, and I want to recreate the characters’ speech patterns.
Q6: What genre are you most comfortable writing?
A: Young Adult Fantasy.
Q7: What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
A: Finding a chain long enough to let me reach the bathroom but short enough that I can’t wander so far away from my computer that I get distracted by something shiny.
Irresponsible was one word used to describe Prince Liam. Liam preferred fun-loving. After years of pulling pranks on his fellow nobles and ruining balls, Liam’s prospects for a bride are looking dim. At his wits’ end, Liam’s father arranges a marriage between Liam and his best friend Cordelia. She is the last person in the world Liam wants to marry. When Liam confesses this to her, she transforms Liam with a curse.
Now Liam must escape her clutches while breaking her spell, but he is trapped in her castle with no way to escape. His only hope is to persuade Cordelia’s servant Gabrielle to help him. However, Gabrielle has a secret of her own, and helping Liam is something she cannot do.
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Genre - YA Fantasy
Rating – PG-13
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7 Questions with #Romance #Author Lynn Murphy

1. Tell us a bit about your family.
I am married and have two teenage sons. We live in Peachtree City, GA, and enjoy running, biking, skiing and water activities.
2. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I just keep writing.I think I have more self doubt than fears.
3. What makes you happiest?
Spending time with my family, writing, creating art.
4. What’s your greatest character strength?
I am very optimistic. And compassionate.
5. Why do you write?
Because I have all these stories and characters walking around in my head and they have to come out….
6. Have you always enjoyed writing?
Yes. I wrote little books even as a child. I have always wanted to write.
7. What motivates you to write?
I seriously don’t need motivation. I need motivation to know when to stop writing and do something else!

Madison Walker never planned on falling for her boss when she accepted a teaching position at The Newport School For The Deaf. Seamus Lansing is handsome, wealthy, athletic, charming- and hearing impaired himself. As the only hearing person in her own family, Madison isn't sure she wants a long term relationship with someone who can't hear but she can't deny that she is attracted to Seamus. As their romance develops, Seamus will find himself questioning things he never considered about his disability.
Jim O'Brien has achieved worldwide acclaim for his musical ability. When unexpected circumstances threaten to take away his ability to play the piano how will it affect his recent marriage to Lady Berry Harrington?
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Genre - Romance, Christian
Rating – G
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Wednesday 26 February 2014

Fool for Love by Merry Farmer @MerryFarmer20

Chapter Four

The Majestic rose up out of the water in its Liverpool dock with all the glory of its name.  Amelia held one hand to her hat and stared at its iron sides, its two dun-colored funnels and three tall masts.  The ship was a strange thing to her, a mixture of old and new, progress with hints of the past.  It had sails that could be unfurled in a pinch, but with its powerful new engines, the ship could cross the ocean in a week.

Seven days to a new world.  It was an exact description of everything her life had become.  It was every bit as daunting.

“What am I doing?” Amelia whispered, staring at the hopeful monstrosity in front of her.  It was one thing to accept an offer for a new life.  It was another thing entirely to go through with it.

She turned away from the ship, swallowing the nausea that had plagued her since she’d left her mother’s house.  This time it wasn’t morning sickness.  That was long past.  At the moment, the baby was the least of her worries.  Her stomach rolled over the idea that she was about to board a ship heading for a new life at the mercy of a stranger, a man, no less.  The last time she had trusted her life and her future to a man had been a disaster.

She paced, purse clutched to her chest, scanning the busy dock in search of her American savior.  Men, women, and children crowded the gangplanks, eager to start their journeys, excited and hopeful.  Many of the third-class passengers carried bundles that indicated theirs was a one-way trip as much as hers was.  Eric had left her there to go buy her ticket, but there was nothing stopping him from running off and leaving her stranded.  Like her father.  Like Nick.  She was a fool to agree to this.  She pivoted and marched away from the ship.

No, she stopped herself after a handful of steps, this was the best decision she could have made.  She may have felt small and lonely standing by herself, waiting, heart and stomach fluttering, but she was as much a part of the intrepid adventurers seeking a new life in America as any of her fellow passengers.  This was right.


“Well, we got a minor problem on our hands.”

The twang of Eric’s accent shocked Amelia from her worries.  She spun to face him as he approached her with wide strides, scratching his head and looking as guilty as a schoolboy.

“A problem?” she asked, voice fluttering.

“Yeah.  I went to buy you a ticket, but they’re plumb sold out.”

Amelia’s chest tightened and her tender stomach lurched.  “Oh.  Oh dear.  Well I suppose….”

She lowered her eyes, heart aquiver.  As quickly as it started, her chance for a new life was over.  All that worrying for nothing.

She squared her shoulders to face her fate.  “I … I thank you for your efforts on my behalf regardless, Mr. Quinlan.”

Eric’s brow crinkled into a curious frown.  “Regardless?”

“I suppose I could find work here in Liverpool,” she explained.  “Surely there must be a shop somewhere that would look the other way from….”  She lowered her hand to the mound of her stomach.

Eric’s lips twitched.  The morning sunlight caught in his eyes.  “I didn’t want to have to put you in third-class, so I told them you were my wife.”

Amelia blinked.  “You what?”

“I told them we’re newlyweds.  I reserved my stateroom in first class last year when I came over.  Good thing I paid for it then too, ‘cuz after this fiasco of a trip I’ll never ride first-class again.  Anyhow, when they said they didn’t have any more rooms, I told them you were my wife and that we would be staying in the same stateroom.  They sold me a ticket for that.”  He handed her a fresh, clean ticket with her name written as ‘Mrs. Amelia Quinlan’.  “Sorry.”

Amelia held perfectly still on the outside, but on the inside her heart pounded and her stomach rolled with guilt for questioning him.  He wasn’t abandoning her.  He had gone out of his way to help her.  Her heart squeezed as it never had before.  She took the ticket from him with a trembling hand, hardly noticing when her fingers brushed his.  She was rescued after all.

“Thank you, Mr. Quinlan.  You have no idea how much this kindness means to me.”  She had to concentrate on breathing, standing straight, and looking up into his handsome eyes with a smile to keep her tears at bay.

“You don’t mind sharing then?” he asked her.


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Genre – Western Historical Romance

Rating – R

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Tuesday 25 February 2014

7 Questions with #Christian #Author Nina Elaine Borum @NinaElaineB

1. Tell us a bit about your family.
If there was one word to describe my family, I think it would be crazy-beautiful. Everyone has a little crazy in their family and my family is no exception, but the beauty I see in my family far surpasses the craziness!

2. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I have found that the only thing that cancels out fear and self doubt is the love of God. Loving God means I trust what His word says about me and his word tells me to fear and not to doubt.

3. What scares you the most?
That I wont reach my full potential. The world is full of mediocrity, but I want to rise above that.

4. What makes you happiest?
Laughing with my family. We have a horrible sense of humor that is safe to use when we are around each other!

5. What’s your greatest character strength?
I hope it’s that I use my gifts and talents to encourage and inspire others.

6. What’s your weakest character trait?

Letting situations affect me more than they should. I am a very sensitive person and sometimes have a hard time not taking things personally.

7. Why do you write?
I hate to sound cliché, but God told me to write. I was sitting in church service one day and the pastor ended his sermon with “What does God want you to do with your hands”. In that moment, I heard two things that God wanted me to do with my hands, one of those things was to write. So I write.

You didn't learn these prayers in Sunday school. Put your armor on, and get ready to see God move!
Do you ever get sick of praying? It's okay to admit. We all do. It is emotionally draining to beg God without ceasing. Christians often forget that under Christ's authority, we have the power to command God's promises to be released from heaven to earth and into our lives.
In Praying for Men of P.O.W.E.R., author Nina Elaine Borum challenges readers to stand confidently and command the promises of God for the men in your life. As someone who has struggled with prayer, Nina believes that God does not intend for his children to feel helpless in praying. His Word has instructed us in how to bring the kingdom of heaven to a world where Satan runs freely. We are all in the midst of a vicious spiritual battle, and Nina hopes this book will help you to fight on behalf of Christian men.
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Genre - Christian non-fiction
Rating – G
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Monday 24 February 2014

7 Questions with Women's Fiction #Author Olga Soaje

1.- How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I think we all face this issue from time to time and the answer most of the time will remain the same: Acknowledge those feelings and move past them. The most important thing is to “move” and not allow yourself to get stuck in those negative mind frames.
2.-What make you the happiest?
Seeing my kids smile, having “date” night with my husband, writing, traveling to places I’ve never been.
3.- Why do you write?
Because I found this inexplicable joy when I started writing, I simply knew I had to do it.
4.- Have you always enjoyed writing?
I have always expressed myself better in writing than verbally and when a serious topic was on the table, it was easier for me to do it with pen and paper. I was from an early age an avid reader but somehow I saw writing as something foreign. Little did I know it would be something that would bring me so much joy.
5.- What motivates you to write?
I wish I could explain something that seems so intangible, but the best I can do is describing it as a need to do it. To express myself and get rewarded every time a reader sends me a message of how my book touched their life or inspired them.
6.- What books did you love growing up?
I loved and still do Dr.Seuss books; I also loved “Little Women” and Jane Austen lather on. In high school I started a routine of mix-reading self-help books with novels (a thing I still do).
7.-What book genre of books do you adore?
Women’s Fiction.
Literary Fiction.
Can anything good follow the best thing that ever happened to you?
Amelia Weiss loved her husband of thirty-five years very much, but now he’s left her a widow. Without him, she is unable to work in her sculpture studio without crying. She no longer has a bridge to her estranged daughter. And she can’t seem to keep her mind in the present.
But when her daughter reaches out asking for her help and her agent threatens a lawsuit if Amelia doesn’t deliver for an upcoming exhibit, she’s forced to make a choice. Will she reengage with her life and the people in it—allowing room for things to be different than they were before? Or, will she remain stuck in the past, choosing her memories over real-life relationships?
Thrust fully into the present, Amelia stumbles into a surprising journey of self-discovery.
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Genre – Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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Sunday 23 February 2014

7 Questions with #Romance #Author Georgia Le Carre @GeorgiaLeCarre

1. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
Self-doubt and fear usually come from being too invested in the outcome.  Best way I have found to deal with them is by taking a step back and looking at the ‘What Is The worst That Can Happen?’ scenario.  A heap of one star reviews, everybody hates it, nobody buys it, failure – and so what?  Do something else then!
2. What scares you the most?
In general – the threat of any kind of physical pain.  I am such a coward I can’t even throw myself overboard a boat.  The water looks so flat and hard that I have to gently ease myself into the water.  LOL.
3. What makes you happiest?
I know I should say when my dog puts his head on my lap, but the truth is when my bank account looks healthy and all my bills are paid, and I can get on with the delicious business of enjoying my dog putting his head on my lap.
4. What’s your greatest character strength?
I haven’t truly tested it, so don’t quote me if it ever proves otherwise, but I think I’m a forgiving person.
5. What’s your weakest character trait?
Bone-lazy tendencies.
6. Why do you write?
Because it is miles easier than working in slaughter house or a chicken farm.
7. Have you always enjoyed writing?
No, I never thought of being an author.  I consumed a lot of other people’s words and one day I guess, it just spilled out onto some paper.
Beyond the seductive power of immense wealth lies... Dark Secrets
Devastatingly handsome billionaire, Blake Law Barrington was Lana Blooms first and only love. From the moment they touched his power was overwhelming. Their arrangement quickly developed into a passionate romance that captivated her heart and took her on an incredible sexual journey she never wanted to end.
The future together looked bright until Lana made a terrible mistake. So, she did the only thing she could... she ran.
Away from her incredible life, away from the man of her dreams, but she should have known a man such as Blake Law Barrington was impossible to escape. Now, he's back in her life and determined that she should taste the bitterness of his pain.
Shocked at how rough the sex has become and humiliated that she is actually participating so willingly in her punishment, she despairs if she will ever feel the warmth of his touch--the solidity of his trust again? And even if she can win his trust, loyalties are yet to be decided, and secrets to be revealed--secrets that will test them both to their limits.
Will Lana be able to tear down the walls that surround Blake's heart, and break him free of the brutal power of immense wealth?
Can Blake hold on to Lana's heart when she discovers the enormity of the dark secrets that inhabit the Barrington family?
Lana has always believed that love conquers all. She is about to test that belief...
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Genre – Erotic Romance
Rating – PG-18
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7 Questions with #YA #Author Sheena Binkley @chevonbink

1. What makes you happiest?
I think being around my family and friends makes me the happiest. If I’m having a bad day, I can always look at my son or husband and everything just goes away. I think that’s the most important to me.
2. What’s your greatest character strength?
Positivity is a very important trait of mine, because I try to look at everything through a positive prospective. No matter the situation, I will find something that will make it more effective.
 3. What’s your weakest character trait?
Being oversensitive is my weakest character trait. Sometimes, it may not be a bad thing, but I think I can overanalyze or just be super sensitive on certain situations.
4. Why do you write?  
I’m an avid reader; I love to read various genres and picture the setting, characters, or situation and think about my own life. That’s why I started to write, because I want to be able to put a situation or setting into prospective and be able to focus on what the outcome will be.
5. What motivates you to write?
I have a vivid imagination, so I think that’s the inspiration I need to come up with storylines, characters, etc.  But I also think it’s my love for writing and being a reader that makes me want to create stories that are interesting and engaging.
6. What are you most proud of in your personal life?
Having a wonderful husband and son that are a joy to me are the most important to me. That and getting my master’s degree in Business Communication was a huge accomplishment for me.
7. What books did you love growing up?
I really loved The Baby-sitters’ Club and Sweet Valley High. I think I read every book pertaining to Sweet Valley High, including Sweet Valley Twins and the college version. I can also say that reading those books were inspiration for me to begin writing.

Tia Simmons has been happily dating Eric Taylor for the past 6 months, and could possibly see a future with him. He’s everything Tia wants in a man- smart, funny, and extremely sexy, but she feels something is missing in the relationship. Until she finds what she’s looking for, she’ll be with Eric as long as she can.
Charles Robinson always dated women without the concept of falling in love. He doesn’t even want to think about the word considering he was at one point in his life. When his ex arrives claiming she wants another chance with him, he starts to rethink the notion that love is not a bad thing.
While the two are living their lives, they both are centered around their best friends, Camille Anderson and Trevor Williams, who are madly in love. Seeing the two together put their own lives in prospective and wonder if their lives are where they should be; but there is one problem that have plagued them both.
Tia and Charles have known each other since high school. They were actually good friends, until one night changed their relationship forever. After that night, the two have been distanced, causing them to snip at each other any chance they got. But when a new merger unexpectedly puts Tia and Charles in the same company, the two have to come together not only for a big account, but also to settle their differences before both are out of a job.
Through a string of events, including a drunken night out, a game of strip Twister, and a wedding, the two realize that love can come when they least expect it.
(A Chance At Love is the sequel to In Love With My Best Friend, but the book is considered a standalone and can be read separately.)
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Genre - Fiction- Young Adult/New Adult
Rating – R
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Friday 21 February 2014

7 Questions with #Author Amy L. Gale @amyg618 #Romance #Contemporary

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
My family and friends are my biggest fans and my best supporters. I’m truly blessed.
Do you plan to publish more books?
Yes, I’m already working on my second novel
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be fulltime…
I’m a pharmacist by day, romance writer by night.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Somewher with a beach.
How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I write with a pen and paper, then on my laptop, on my couch and on my bed.
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
I need at least seven hours of sleep
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
There are lots of people who helped make this journey a reality but I’d really like to thank my husband, mom, and girls book club.
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask
Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, Albert Einstein, and Darth Vader
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
I like to bake and decorate cakes
How often do you write? And when do you write?
I try and write at least 5 days a week and I tend to write in the evening.

Blissful Tragedy Cover
Sometimes love is more than tragedy or bliss.
Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. 
Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?
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Genre - Contemporary Romance
Rating – R
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