Sometimes being a geneticist isn’t enough to understand your family.... Joanna Lyon is the great-granddaughter of the legendary TwenCen musician Sean Lyon. She may have inherited her ancestor's musical talent, but her parents' bitter divorce and her Uncle Jack's attempts to remake her into another Sean have left her hostile toward her family and music. Her passion is for science, but since she has no access to the family funds, she struggles to earn enough credits for graduate school. Then her … [Read more...] about Audio Book: Lyon’s Legacy by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
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Author Bio: Vickie Britton, along with her sister Loretta Jackson, is the author of over forty novels. The sisters have co-authored the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses. They have also written the eight-book archaeological Ardis Cole Mystery Series and the Pre-Columbian Treasure Series. Vickie's interests include history and criminal justice. She lives in Hutchinson, Kansas. What inspires you to write? My … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Vickie Britton @vickiebrit
The highly-anticipated sequel to an Amazon Top 10 (Military Science Fiction) is finally here. The Battle for New Earth breaks out into a full-scale war and introduces upgraded technology on both sides. Will the Resistance succeed in delivering the cure or will humanity finally embrace the inevitable? Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and remember: nothing grows unless it dies. Targeted Age Group: all Genre: Action Adventure, Science Fiction, Dystopian Why did you … [Read more...] about Audio Book: LYCCYX Episode 2: Rise of the Hyans by Brian Barber @lyccyx
Zoe and Zak are lost in exotic India, where gods and magic still exist. Before they can find their way home, they just have to do one little thing... ...Save a mythical creature from an ancient evil that wants to rule the world. When Zoe Guire goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. An elephant god speaks to her from the bottom of a swimming pool... She and her classmate Zak get locked in a trunk and shipped off to a strange city near the foothills … [Read more...] about Audio Book: Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard @Lars_Gu
In the struggle for survival... Meghan's graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and is introduced to a strange society hidden beneath the streets of London. The fittest win out at the expense of their rivals... When Meghan's life is threatened, she flees the city and seeks sanctuary in a distant village--a place unseen by human eyes for over one … [Read more...] about Audio Book: Wings of Shadow by Anna Kyss @AnnaKyss
This book is on tour from 03/07/2013 to 04/30/13. Please spread the word! Reeling from his wife's unsolved murder, Malcolm Cutter is just going through the motions as a chauffeur and bodyguard for Hollywood's rich and famous. Then a pair of Guatemalan tough guys offer him a job. It's an open question whether they're patriotic revolutionaries or vicious terrorists. Either way, Cutter doesn't much care until he gets a bomb through his window, a gangland beating on the streets of L.A., and three … [Read more...] about January Justice by Athol Dickson
One of the eternal questions about writing is how to go about the messy business of actually putting stories together. The kind of books I write are slippery to plot: character-driven fiction is focused on following a character’s personal growth and has a lot less plot-based oomph than some genres (genres like thriller, fantasy, “active” romance). When I was writing The Sock Wars – which took me almost six years – I found it difficult to find the story arc. I was working full-time and … [Read more...] about Guest Post by by Maia Sepp How to Write by the Seat of Your Pants: Outline or No?
Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies a car accident halfway across the world. Suddenly Lucy (apartment dwelling, doesn’t-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman’s delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt’s brokendown house. The two of them embark on a … [Read more...] about Orangeberry Book Tours – The Sock Wars by Maia Sepp
This book is on tour from 28th February to 7th March. Please spread the word! Anne's relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them. The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world--one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and … [Read more...] about Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu
Tsaen was the ruler of Ray, chosen by the Divine Spirit. She was the third daughter born to poor farmers from the northern province of Lakan. At two, she spoke like a fifty-year-old scholar. The council, chosen for their evolved spirits, acted as the Rayan ruler’s right hand. They were his buffer, his ears and many times his mouth throughout the land. When Tsaen was brought to the Rayan council members, the ruler, Agrei, was nearing the end of his time and the council had begun its search for … [Read more...] about Ray – A planet I would love to live on – Guest Post by Eleanor T Beaty
A lush garden, with ancient ficus trees, surrounded her grandmother’s cottage in the Grove. The tall trees’ cascading aerial roots had terrified Lya when she was small. At night they turned into huge monsters with scary faces. Nee had come up with the perfect solution to make her feel safe; she'd placed three angels with chimes in the garden to guard the house. These angels didn’t have wings or names. They were but blue wooden silhouettes. Nee’s gates stood open. The mango trees in her garden … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Fallen Ruler by Eleanor T Beaty
Why are book covers so important? Well, the pat answer to that question is because it is the first thing a potential reader of your book sees. And we must not underestimate that answer. As humans, we are prone to weighing and judging initially by our vision. Unless a person is visually impaired or in tune with what I call the ether levels of life, like aura, vibes or the cloud of intelligent non-matter that I find precedes most people when they enter your awareness, most people analyze and … [Read more...] about Why Book Covers Are So Important – Guest Post by Alex A. Akira @AlexAAkira