Hello & Author Spotlight

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Hello everyone!

How are you doing? Hope all the mothers out there had a GREAT Mother’s Day this past Sunday. I didn’t have any money to buy my mom anything, but she loves it when I make something from the heart, so I just drew her a card. I wanted to create a post to say Hi because it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything and to spotlight an author who is doing a Blog Hop and I offered to post her book on here. So, below, you will find information on Lisa Litberg and the links to her book “Free”.

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Author Bio:

For as long as she can remember, Lisa Litberg has loved to write.  Over the years she has amassed quite a collection of short stories and poetry, but Free is her first novel.  A high school teacher for 15 years, she tries to empower her urban students with the written word.  When she isn’t writing or teaching, Lisa might be dancing, playing guitar, practicing aerial arts, or hanging out in her Chicago home with her son Trevor watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.

My webpage/blogis at www.lisalitberg.com.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaSLitberg
Twitter: @lisalit2

 

Book Blurb:

Since leaving home at the age of 18, Free has traveled the country trying to find a place to call home.  Her travels afford a variety of experiences, from following the Grateful Dead to waitressing in Chicago to selling jewelry in New Orleans’ French Market, but nothing seems to quell her sense of unrest.  All the while her estranged brother Alfie is in her thoughts.  Once she finds him, perhaps she’ll finally feel at home.  But her world is filled with bad choices and temptations, and Free must rise above these in order to find her place. 

 The reader will feel as if they are traveling right alongside Free in this moving coming-of-age story. 

 

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Happy New Year and Book Promo!

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Hello everyone!!!

Happy New Year!!!! Hard to believe it’s now 2015! I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and got everything they wanted, and I hope that everyone has a very blessed, and wonderous 2015. I have a book that I’d like to promote. A good friend of mine wrote it and it is her first ebook on Amazon so I thought I would try to help her out and get her book some publicity. Here is the link if you’d like to check it out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RW16ARC. The the book is called “The Bingo Caller” and the synopsis sounds very interesting. And if you’d like to talk to her personally, her Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/xanxa.symanah. I would love to get back into promoting books so if you know anyone who’s writing and selling on Amazon, tell them to e-mail me at JamieLKaplan@hotmail.com with their book information, a little blurb about themselves, and any Facebook/Twitter/etc links they may have. I’ve been trying to write a story myself but it’s just not coming to me. I have a good beginning, but I’m stuck from there. My writing muse disappeared on me. Not sure where he went, haha. Hopefully, he’ll come back to my conscious soon and I can start writing again. I can post the beginning here so you guys can read it and provide feedback if you’d like. Well, please check out my friend’s book and I hope you guys like it. 🙂

Until next time…
Jamie

Eighteen Months to Live by Rachele Baker

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Eighteen Months to LiveDr. Rachele Baker is a veterinarian and author living in California. She published Eighteen Months To Live in 2012. Eighteen Months To Live is the real life story of Rachele’s mother, Midge Rylander, in Midge’s final months of life. Eighteen Months To Live contains the daily journal Midge kept as well as letters she wrote to Rachele after her diagnosis with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Rachele wrote the heartfelt prologue, epilogue, and narration. It is a heart-wrenching yet heart-warming and inspirational story.

Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6657674.Rachele_Baker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RacheleBakerDVM

DVM Website: http://rachelebaker.com/

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“Ensuing Darkness” by Sabrina Giles!

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Ensuing Darkness

(The Dark Chronicles: Book 1)

Back Cover blurb

Kota’s hometown is harboring more secrets than she ever imagined.

Hunting, partying, and hanging with the guys has made up the most of her frustratingly simple life, and she’s looking hard for something else. Something new. Unfortunately for her, she gets her wish senior year when a family of dancers comes Waltzing into her life.

Unbeknownst to Kota however, the Peters are hiding dark secrets and a dark past that’s still chasing them. Their dangerous mission needs to go perfectly, but when the twins get mixed up in a taboo romance with Kota and her best friend Sue, things get nasty for everyone.

Driven by her inexhaustible curiosity and the disturbing effect the Peters have on her, Kota starts pushing her way towards the truth without hesitation. All at once, she’s surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and now more than just her life is in danger.

So be careful what you wish for…

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Careful what you wish for… it might kill you.

An Upper YA Paranormal Fantasy

Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22741543-ensuing-darkness

Amazon (Print): http://www.amazon.com/Ensuing-Darkness-Dark-Chronicles-Volume/dp/1500519391/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405680527&sr=8-2&keywords=ensuing+darkness

Teaser:

“― I said I would protect you from anything, right? Well, I will, but there’s something about them that puts my teeth on edge.”

I really couldn’t blame Louis, I mean, they were vampires. Regardless of the fact that I’d slept an entire night at their house and left without a single bite mark or puncture wound of any kind, it was in their nature. I also couldn’t help feeling a little more on his side now that I knew the truth, but it was a big struggle now that the shock of it had lifted. On the one hand, Connelly was a vampire, a blood-sucking monster who could rip me to shreds with a flick of his wrist, but on the other hand, he had saved me from Randy. He had saved me, and that action in and of itself was what stopped me running away when he had shown his true form. That single act was what was keeping me… transfixed.

Excerpt:

As the rock connected with my head, my vision blurred and blackness threatened to overcome me. I blinked it away temporarily, more tears from the pain sliding down my face, and looked up at him. How could this be happening? I never, in all my life, thought he would… The world was spinning and I was beginning to feel nauseous. He was saying something, but it was like I was under water. I felt bile rising in my throat and started to say I was going to puke when he was suddenly off of me.

I rolled over and wretched. When I looked up, I saw him flying backwards through the air, being carried by something with huge claws. Whatever it was, it was too covered in shadows to make anything out clearly, but I didn’t deliberate on it too much. I wiped the bile from my lips and staggered into a run that steadily increased in speed.

Then out of nowhere, something big slammed into the ground in front of me, and I smacked into it before I could stop. I fell to the ground, my dizziness returning and the corners of my vision became rimmed in blackness. I squinted and forced myself to focus as the mound of billowing smoke moved and grew taller, showing what lay beneath the shroud. I started backpedalling as I took in the sight. Eyes as red as blood stared down at me, while a wide mouth showed sharp teeth and let more smoke fall with every breath. Its body was a dark gray and covered in short fur that still showed all the muscle underneath. The huge wings, which were made of sinew with small hooks at the tips, were open and ready while one of the claw-like hands reached out for me. I’m hallucinating. I’m hallucinating. I have a concussion and I’m hallucinating. I kept repeating in my head, but no matter how many times I thought it, it wasn’t helping me calm down. It seemed too real.

I screamed like I’d never screamed before and turned to run, but the smoke was already too close. I could smell chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint? Then smoke from a campfire and the smell of the forest. I slowed my escape, as the smell of the smoke overtook me. I became light-headed and lethargic. What’s going on? Why am I… why am I moving so slow? What the… hell is that thing? I shook my head, but that just made it worse and I had to lay on the ground to steady myself. “Wha…wha…” I tried to speak, but it was like my mouth wouldn’t work.

The creature walked up to me slowly, looking me over, and I squinted up at it as my vision worsened. I tried to fight whatever was happening to me and shook my head. “Please…” I fought with my mouth to form the word. “Plea… se…” It just looked at me for a minute, and then started reaching for me when everything went black.

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“Kota, I’m begging you, stop right now before something bad happens. Before you get hurt.” On these last words, I had to stop. That was too close to what was really going on and I was suddenly on guard. Does he know their secret too? How?

“Louis, what exactly are you talking about?” I was nervous and scared. If he knew, they were in big trouble, but if he didn’t know, I didn’t want to give away anything that would make him suspect. “How do you think they’re going to hurt me?”

“Kota, listen,” he said, turning to completely face me now. “I’ve known people like them and they never do any good. These people are different in a bad way, and you may not see it truly now, but trust me, you will soon. Something will happen.”

“What if you’re wrong? What if they’re just different and they do do good?”

“If they’re just different, then they’re still drifters, and that means that what you and Connelly have isn’t going to last. He’s going to leave, and then you’ll be left. Hurt.” He sat up straighter now and added, “Either way you look at it, you’re gonna end up hurt if you stay with them ― Either physically or emotionally.”

I was trying to ignore how much his words hit me, and part of me thought I was getting so mad because I didn’t want them to be true. I couldn’t back down though, not now. I was too deep into it now to quit. I knew too much, and even though it had become dangerous, I was going to have to stick it out. I couldn’t let them down. “Then who should I be with? You?”

He looked surprised for a minute and then shrugged, saying, “Well, you know, I’ve always ―”

“That’s just the problem,” I interrupted. “Instead of just being a friend, you’re acting out of jealousy because you want me to be with you.”

“Kota, that’s not what I meant, and you know it.”

“How do I know for sure?”

“You know me, that’s how! I’m your best friend!”

“If you were really doing this all along just to get with me, then you weren’t really a friend at all.” The words were out before I could stop them and I bit my tongue. We both looked surprised and his face changed from being angry to being extremely hurt.

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“Lights Out” by Melissa Groeling

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Even when the lights are out, he can still see you…

Paul Holten’s profession doesn’t leave much room for doubt or conscience but he’s reaching his breaking point. The nightmares are getting worse, the jobs are getting harder to finish and the volatile relationship with his boss, Aaron, is falling apart. Now faced with the possibility of an impending death sentence, Paul makes the fatal decision to run. Drawn into one hellish situation after another, he’s forced to confront his dark past—and wonder if perhaps dying isn’t the better option.

They had to get out of there—and fast—but he couldn’t see a thing…

Jesus, it was dark.

It was disorienting in its completeness, in its total lack of light. In his lifetime, Paul had had his sight temporarily taken from him many times. Mostly by people who didn’t want to be looked at or identified if—God forbid—something went wrong. But there had always been some degree of light leaking through the blindfold or a shift in someone’s hand that was clamped tightly over his eyes, or the loose weaves in a rut-sack that was tied around his head. He’d always been able to see something.

This, however, was like the deepest part of the ocean. This was like having his eyes glued shut. This was what it meant to be blind.

The air grew colder and with that came the struggle to breathe. He didn’t know if it was claustrophobia but it came pretty damn close. His chest hurt and his throat felt like someone was cramming cotton into his mouth. He tried to breathe more slowly, to at least calm the thundering in his rib cage, but the darkness around him fed the panic that was skating through his bones. The stones beneath his fingers were wet in some places and icy in others and, under his feet, things crunched and squeaked like he was stepping through snow and ice.

He hoped it was snow and ice.

Echoes came from all sides of him. It was impossible to decipher one sound from the next. He wondered if people who heard voices were anything like this. Just one gigantic ball of murmuring sounds and words that didn’t make any sense.

There was a scraping sound behind him.

About The Author

Melissa Groeling graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in English. She lives, reads and writes in the Philadelphia region and wherever else life happens to send her. She is a hardcore New York Giants fan and loves chocolate. Lights Out is her second novel to date.

Come find me at Facebook!

Twitter: @stringbean10

Blog: http://melissagroeling.blogspot.comvv

Buy Links

http://www.facebook.com/melissa.groeling
https://twitter.com/#!/stringbean10
http://melissagroeling.blogspot.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H51R2AS
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lights-out-melissa-groeling/1117540680?ean=2940148946137
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/379110
ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-lightsout-1369485-235.html
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19270732-lights-out

“Forever Love” Book Promo; Deborah Armstrong, author

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New Novel Blows Readers Away with a Whirlwind of Unlikely Romance

Literally and figuratively a match made in heaven tickles hearts of romance fiction fans

 

CALEDON, Ontario – – Author Deborah Armstrong graces bookshelves with love and affection as she intertwines romance and wit in Forever Love. In this endearing romance fiction, Armstrong touches on one of the most daring decisions of a man—or woman. She snaps readers back to the reality of love at first sight against obsession in this adventure-romantic drama.

 

Davina Stuart, farmer and bestselling author of Second Harvest, shares a flight to Los Angeles with Hollywood’s latest heartthrob, Quinn Thomas. Three hours of in-flight speed dating and Quinn’s in love. Davina is not so sure. She’s older and wiser. She’ll settle for a one-night stand but he wants more. Davina’s cows and her children are her life. She’s not so sure about Hollywood and its glamour. Blue jeans, cowboy boots and her pickup truck are more her style. Quinn is tired of the plastic starlets, his empty bed and his lonely heart. He’d give up everything, including his career, for the love of a woman, his woman.

 

Armstrong’s book follows their whirlwind romance as the widow of two years, who thought her time for romance was over, finds love with a man who has to have her in his life, to love her forever. Armstrong invites readers to witness how Davina learns to face her fears, and how Quinn perseveres to win the heart of his one true love in Forever Love.
About the Author

Deborah Armstrong is a firm believer in genetics. She attributes her love of the English language, reading and writing to her parents. She is thrilled to have passed on her love of books (with the help of her husband, also an avid reader) to her children. Armstrong lives with her husband, three children, two cats and five hundred cows on their dairy farm in Ontario, Canada. When she’s not writing or working on the farm, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends. Armstrong enjoys strong coffee, chocolate milk and single malt scotch in no particular order.

Links

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/debdee99

Website: http://www.deboraharmstrong.ca/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6467157.Deborah_Armstrong

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