Friday, December 8, 2017

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY: We have a special treat for you today . We have a cover reveal for you to ogle this Christmas Model: Steven Brewis Cover Designer...

WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY


We have a special treat for you today . We have a cover reveal for you to ogle this Christmas


Model: Steven Brewis
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser / RBA Designs

Photographer: David Wagner

Release Date: January 8, 2018

Synopsis


Niko

My life is great. I love my job, have awesome friends, and a great family.
Women love me, even if they know it’s just for a night.
I always thought love at first sight was bullshit. Then she came storming into my life.
She tore through my every rule, rocked my world, and knocked me on my ass.
There’s only one problem...she lied.
Turns out my best friends little sister isn’t so little anymore.


Everly

I stole a night with my fantasy. Lied to him.
After ten years of not seeing each other, Niko doesn’t even recognize me.
So I take what I want from him, what I need from him. Without worry. Without consequence.
What I didn’t count on was the lingering need for him.
What I chose to forget is that he is my brother’s best friend.
Once the truth is out, the game changes. There are consequences.
I should have known nothing in my life is ever simple. 



About the Authors




K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about. 


Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.




Olivia Kelley grew up in Boston the oldest of six children. After her first son was born prematurely at only twenty-four weeks, she became an active advocate for parents of disabled children, sharing her own experiences with others. Sadly, he passed away in 2005 at the age of only fourteen. She has a firm belief that you live your life as a lesson. Learn from it and let it mold you into the best person that you can be.


While caring for her son, she turned to reading to escape the reality and stresses of her everyday life. Up until recently, she spent years working corporate America and the Marketing and Public Relations for many different authors in the romance community. Her first book, Cocksure, is co-written with her friend, USA Today Bestselling Author K.I. Lynn, and due to release January 2018.


She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her four children and one very naughty cat. She’s social media-addicted as well as a reading addict and loves to meet new people. Look for her on Facebook under Olivia Kelley!


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL:    Good Thursday all , I hope you are all getting some reading down in this busy Christmas season. I know I am having trouble getting the re...

GOOD THURSDAY ALL

   Good Thursday all , I hope you are all getting some reading down in this busy Christmas season. I know I am having trouble getting the reading done between baking and shopping and well you all know . But I did get the new book by Bailey Cates done . POTIONS AND PASTRIES .


                         BOOK BLURB 


    


It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years.

The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....


                            MY REVIEW 

       Welcome to the Honeybee Bakery where you can get a sweet treat and a little extra in Savannah .  One night after celebrating the anniversary of the shop , Katie her boyfriend and her aunt Lucy and her man . They meet Orla the local fortune teller. After Orla had a horrible accident Katie thinks it is a little more sinister is at work . Will Katie and Declan figure out who hurt Orla before it is too late . 
     This is the seventh book in the series and this is actually the first book I have read . The characters are well written and there are some really good twists and turns that will make you wth . Katie took a little getting use to , sometimes she came of as a little bit pushy to me . Orla is an awesome character she is a fortune teller and a gypsy traveler. We actually learn a lot about gypsy travelers in this book. Which I enjoyed immensely.  Over all the characters all of them were well written and well developed .
    Over all the story was well written and you will get sucked into the story line . There are some great misdirections and red herrings that will keep you guessing all the way through 
 I am going to go back and read the rest of the series . So if you like cozy mysteries this is a good series to read so check it out . 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good day all

Books to curl up with: Good day all:   Good Tuesday all , I know you are all running around getting ready for Christmas . I think I might be caught up enough to get some reading...

Good day all

  Good Tuesday all , I know you are all running around getting ready for Christmas . I think I might be caught up enough to get some reading done . Today we are going to review MAD LIBRARIAN  by Michael Gillebeau


                         BOOK BLURB 

   
A Southern librarian fights back when the city cuts off the funding for her library in this funny, angry book from award-winning author Michael Guillebeau.
Reviewers said:
"The librarians of MAD fight the good fight, say the things we are all thinking, and do the things none of us do when we are actually awake."
"One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year...quirky characters and lots of laughs."
"This book will make you angry while making you laugh out loud."
"...an offbeat novel filled with unconventional characters and amazing dialogue."
Half of all income goes to the Awesome Foundation for Library Innovation.

                         MY REVIEW 

    What would you do if your library was going to close down after government cuts . Well this is what happens in a small town and the librarians aren't going to stand for it . They are going to take back their library and make it the great place it should be . 
   I laughed when I read the title for this book , I didn't know what I was getting myself into . I started this book and got sucked into Serenity and the girls of the library . They are quirky and full of life even though it seems that they are beaten down at the beginning of the book . When the city council cuts the libraries budget to the bones and puts the librarians in charge of the computer servers and doing the books . Amanda, Serenity and Joy are tired of it and well do some things that really aren't that legal to get the library back . After finding a big bundle of money in a slush fund from the city council . They start to pay bills and build the library of their dreams . But all isn't right in whoville when the people who the money belongs to find out and honestly hilarity ensues as they try and figure out how to deal with it all . 
     The characters in this book are well lets say at the least they are quirky and loving . Serenity is such a good woman , she seems beaten down but she is strong and will do whatever to get her library done .  Amanda or Doom as everyone calls her , she is the tough chick that just wants to have a fun place to work and be herself . Joy is the calm of the three . She seems almost must like . The cast of characters are all fun to read  and you will love them and laugh out loud at some of the antics . 
      I truly liked this book and the author shows us that libraries are there for more then just doing in research . Libraries are an essential part of everyone's lives for companionship and a feeling of someplace to be needed . It also shows that we will do almost anything to help out when someone is or something is being destroyed . I have told my librarian friends to read this book . Hopefully they will have as much fun reading it as I did . You will be laughing all the way through . So if you want a great book with some great laughs check it out 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all:  Good Thursday all today we are going to review a novella by a new author to me .Check out PRINTED IN BLOOD  a Marybeth Pearson mystery . b...

Good Thursday all


 Good Thursday all today we are going to review a novella by a new author to me .Check out PRINTED IN BLOOD  a Marybeth Pearson mystery . by CS Patra


                             BOOK BLURB 

  The ladies of Portman's Creamery are back with their latest case that hits close to home for most of them. When a popular student and writer of the school paper is found stabbed to death, everyone is baffled. He wasn't known to have any enemies and it doesn't seem like anyone noticed anything suspicious. However, upon digging deeper into this case, the ladies soon discover that perhaps he made more enemies than it appears. Was it one of them? Or is there more to this case than appears?

                                 MY REVIEW  
   Welcome to a small college town where the star reporter for the college paper is murdered Stabbed to death and no one knows why . Everyone loved him and wondered why he was murdered . Will the girls be able to find out who killed this sweet guy and put the killer in jail . 
    This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it . The characters were well written and I like Marybeth she is like the girl you want to have as your best friend . She is kind of quirky with a can do attitude . There are a lot of characters to mention . But they are all well written . Ther all play a part in the story line and help Marybeth out .
     this was a quick read for me I finished it in an evening . I liked the story and the way the author was telling it . The beginning to me was just a little slow , I felt that it kind of dragged until after the funeral . Then it really took off with the investigation kicking into high gear. You do figure out who did it about half way through but that doesn't stop you from reading . You want Marybeth and the gang to figure it out . This book kind of reminded me in a way of the Scooby gang with out the dog . Over all I really enjoyed this book and I am going to read more from this author . So if you want a fun book to read check it out you wont be disappointed .

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL:    Good Tuesday all today is my last day of interviewing victims for the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER over at READING ZOMBIE on facebook . Toda...

GOOD TUESDAY ALL



   Good Tuesday all today is my last day of interviewing victims for the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER over at READING ZOMBIE on facebook . Today our victim is Suzanne Sussex and her SAFE ZONE  books

Good morning Suzanne thank you for joining us today
Thank you for having me

 Tell us a little about yourself 
I live in the UK, in Wales but right on the border to England with my boyfriend and slightly neurotic cat. I've worked full time for the same company for over 20 years.  When I'm not working or writing I love being outdoors, preferably in the hills. Over the last couple of years I've done a number of walking events, including walking 106km around an island in one day. 



Tell us about your books 
I have two books published at the moment with a third in progress. They are a trilogy called Safe Zone. The first is Safe Zone: The Greater Good and tells the events following a zombie virus outbreak in the U.K. The second is Safe Zone: The Descent, which is set twenty years after the first book. 

How do you select the names for your characters 
It varies, sometimes they just name themselves, which sounds odd, but the name just pops right on to the page. Others I've ended up using baby naming books to get inspiration. 

 Do you hide secrets in your books that only a few people will know and understand 
The antagonist in the second book actually makes a very brief appearance in the first. I'm not sure how many people have spotted that. There is also quite a lot of myself in Chloe, the main character from the first book. Only people that know me would understand which bits are more me or intentionally the opposite of me. For example Chloe hated climbing Snowdonia (highest mountain in Wales) whereas I love the whole mountain range.

 As a child did you have a favourite book 
So many! But the one that stands out that I've read time and again is called The Tower of Geburah by John White. It's very similar to the Chronicles of Narnia, but as a child I loved it so much more. 

If you didn't write what would you be doing 
I only started writing in 2016, yet already I can't even remember what I used to do at weekends and in the evenings before. As I still work full time my life would just be where it was 2 years ago. Working all day then binge watching box sets in the evenings and at weekends with the odd bit of Call of Duty. 

 What is your favourite part of the writing and publishing process and the least favourite thing 
My favourite part is that very rare moment where the words just spill on to the page and events take place that I hadn't planned or even thought of but they just work. For example in The Descent the characters find something (I'll avoid spoilers) relatively early on in the book which changed the entire direction of the book and was so far away from what I thought the story was going to be.

My least favourite part is coming up with the title. Firstly because there are millions of books out there so originality can be a challenge, but also because of the pressure of getting the right title. The cover and the title are what readers see first. My cover artist Claire is incredible and can translate my ideas into amazing covers, but the title is all on me. 
if you could do one thing differently as a child or tee to make you a better writer what would it be 
Write!  I used to start the odd story as a teenager but I never committed to actually finishing any of them. 


 Do you read reviews  on your books and what do you do when you have a bad review
I read every review (and over analyse every word.) I've not actually had a bad review (yet) although I've had a few low ratings on Goodreads, I'd like to think that if the criticism is something I can learn from then I'll take it on board as in future work. If it just along the lines of not liking zombies or the lack of guns in the books, then I guess I'll just shrug my shoulders and move on with my life.

 When you were writing Safe Zone how much research did you do 
I researched as I went rather than plot out the book. I suspect my google search history is a bit questionable. 

Do you believe in writers block 
That's a really difficult question and I can only speak from my experience. There are times when it is hard to think of the next thing to write, this results in procrastination and ultimately loss of motivation. I've developed my own ways of dealing with this and found that getting away from the laptop, sometimes just a few minutes doing something else helps. Other times, I'll shut the laptop and leave it for a day or two. On the odd occasion when self doubt also creeps in, I'll re read what I've written and this generally gives me new ideas.  

NOW FOR SOME FUN AND FAST QUESTIONS 

COFFE TEA OR OTHER 
Coffee. I am addicted to it

DO YOU GOOGLE YOURSELF 
I have a couple of times but I don't get many results

IF YOU HAD A SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE 
I'd be able to slow down time so that I could get more done in a day

FAVOURITE JUNK FOOD 
Big Mac. I never have anything else from McDonalds.

Last but not least 
What would you tell any aspiring writer out there . 
Do your own thing and don't worry about the 'rules.' Obviously basic spelling and grammar is important, but there are so many different opinions out there about every aspect of writing that you can tie yourself up in knots. Do what feels right for you.

WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU 
I have a website http://suzannesussex.com/ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/suzannesussex1/  or on twitter @suzannesussex

BOOK LINKS 




Monday, November 27, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE:    Good Monday all as NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER slowly winds down over at Reading Zombie . We have a new victim to interview TJ Weeks . H...

GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE




   Good Monday all as NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER slowly winds down over at Reading Zombie . We have a new victim to interview TJ Weeks .

Hi TJ thanks for stopping by today

Thanks for having me

 Tell us about yourself 
I was in the Army for eight years. I was a vocalist in a band. I started writing lyrics for music at a very young age which led me to writing poetry and then to learning that I loved to write in general. I pushed myself to write Deadly Mountain and realized that my story telling ability was actually okay. I love to hang out with friends and family and cookout and have a serious collection of movies. 

Tell us about your books
I started out writing mystery/psychological suspense, which was Deadly Mountain and the sequel Allison's Revenge which are now in one book called Obsessed With The Kill. I moved on from there and wrote a little bit of a paranormal/horror which is now Valley Drift. I wrote The Horror Squad which is apocalyptic actually to cure some writers block. I really never planned on publishing it out and once I started writing, I enjoyed it and went ahead and published it. In between, I was challenged to a romance short story and dabbled in the beginner reader genre. I have recently put out a book for 8 years old and up called Building A Monster.  

 When you sit down do you have any rituals 
I throw on some headphones and listen to music. Sometimes it is heavy metal sometimes it is country or pop. Just depends on my mood that day. 

 When you write your characters is there any parts of yourself in them 
I am actually a character in The Horror Squad, so in that aspect yes. As for other books, I visualize what I want the character to be like and try and put myself in there shoes. 

  Do you hid any secrets in your books that only a few people would know about 
There is a few secrets here and there. Most of my books are set in Texas because that is where I have lived most of my life. There are a few tidbits here and there like Allison Dane in Obsessed With The Kill, I based off of my wife, 

  Do you read reviews and what do you do when you get a bad review 
I do read the reviews and look at bad reviews as constructive criticism. I don't take them personally, but take them into consideration. 

 What aspect of the writing / publishing journey do you like and what parts do you dislike 
I love the writing aspect and creating a story that people will enjoy. I also like doing the art for my covers, however I hate having to take the time to get everything precise for publish ready. 

 How do you handle writing characters of the opposite sex 
I just try and put myself in their shoes. If I get stuck, I try to bounce some ideas off of my wife or ask her opinion. 

  If there was one thin you could do differently as a child or teenager to make you a better writer what would it be .
I would have started taking writing seriously at an earlier age and putting my name out there more.  

  Do you believe in writers block
I do. I get it quite often and have a tendency to go on about doing other things that have no involvement in writing to see if I can grasp some ideas on what I need to write.  

NOW FOR SOME QUESTIONS 

COFFEE TEA OR OTHER 
Coffee in the mornings and Tea if I am not drinking a cold beer

Do you google yourself 
No, but my wife does and tells me all about it. 

if you had a super power what would it be
I would love to read people's minds.  

favourite junk food
I absolutely love Reese's sticks.  

all time favourite author and book 
I am a huge Nancy Roe fan and her book Secrets Can Be Deadly. I have recently become a fan of Mick Franklin and his book Nightmare Man. There are so many other Indie Authors I have read that I have become a fan of as well. 

last but not least 
What would you tell any aspiring young authors out there 
I would tell them to keep writing. Don't stop over a bad review, or someone telling them that they are not good enough to write. If your passion is to write, then write. I always tell any aspiring authors to hit me up if they have any questions as well. It is always good to have someone to ask questions about the writing world and I would be happy to help them out. 

where can we find you at 
Website: www.tjweeks.com - If you go here and subscribe to my newsletter, you will be emailed a free copy of my newest release Building A Monster! 


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Sunday Everyone

Books to curl up with: Good Sunday Everyone:   Well today we have another victim in the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER  for reading zombie . Thomas Watson  and his book VIRAL MISERY. Wel...

Good Sunday Everyone




  Well today we have another victim in the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER  for reading zombie . Thomas Watson  and his book VIRAL MISERY.


Welcome Thomas and thank you for stopping by
Thanks for having me


Tell us about yourself.  
I am Thomas A Watson. I’m an Army veteran, 19 Delta. Tina is my wife and mother of our three children. We have two granddaughters that we still would like to know, Why grands didn’t come before kids? We would have just had grands if that was possible. I have always loved to read, and love what I am doing now. I am not big on social media, I do get on Facebook sometimes, but normally leave that up to Tina, she keeps me up to date on what  all is going on. She’s like my newscaster. We recently moved back to the south from Montana. Oh my! I was reminded in July why I left this humidity. We are looking for a place in Northern Arkansas/ Southern Missouri to move soon. We have several conventions lined up in the near future, I think St Louis Missouri is the next one.



Tell us about your books:
I just released one I co-authored with my wife Tina.  Viral Misery
. It’s been hanging in the top 10 of Amazon’s medical fiction hot new releases. It’s been in the #1 spot also.
My favorite series--since I have always loved fantasy is my series  Thanos, Many overlook this one when they see fantasy. Don’t let that scare you away. It’s action packed. The Bonner Incident this one is about civil asset forfeiture, I wrote this one with a buddy that is no longer with us, and that alone will always make this one dear to my heart. Plus it’s something that could and has actually happened in some ways.
 What are you working on right now?
I have three that I’m working on right now. The third book in  Vengeance in Blood series. Picking up on Dark Titan series, and book four in Forgotten Forbidden America series

Do you hide secrets in your books that only a few people will know? Oh yes!  
Do you have any writing rituals that you do when you sit down to write? 
Not really. Now I do have to be away from everybody, because the least little thing disturbs me. I listen to a variety of music while writing, and will play video games prior to a big action scene for inspiration and to see if some of the things I write could be possible.
 How do you pick names for your characters?
I use a random name generator on most. I have a few characters, for example Bessetta in Vengeance in Blood, Tina researched that name so she came up with that one. I have a couple of names that will be in the next Forgotten Forbidden America, they won a memorial auction for Joyce Stokley and got to pick a name for that one.  Brandy Yassa and Rob Brumbach I think you will like the characters I chose for your name or the name you picked.

 What is the one thing about the writing / publishing process do you like and what part do you dislike?
I’ll be honest, all I have to do is write. Tina takes care of everything else. I can promise you, without her doing all the publishing aspects of this, I’d be working 12 hour shifts in an Emergency Department somewhere.

 If you get a bad review how do you deal with it?
Some people may not like this answer. I don’t read negative reviews. I learned after my first book was released I had to stop reading those reviews. I found myself changing up my writing style to make the reviewers happy. I do look and see how many reviews I have. Now that don’t mean for folks to stop writing reviews. Those reviews play an important role in getting books out there. So write those reviews. I do appreciate them, just like all of us authors do.

 If there was one thing you could change as a child or teen ager to help you become a better writer?  What would it be? Well I was an avid reader as a child and teen. A lot of the things I did as a teen and young adult have played a huge role in some of my books. My series Forsaken World, well what can I say….. I had fun as a kid.


Do you believe in writer’s block? I wouldn’t call it writer’s block, but I will say there have been times that I have been disturbed, that it took me a couple of weeks to replay that scene in my head to get it on paper.



NOW FOR SOME FUN QUESTIONS 

COFFE TEA OR OTHER? Coffee in the morning, a guy has to be regular you know. Diet coke the rest of the day.  

Have you ever googled yourself? I haven’t in awhile, but not long after Blue Plague  was released someone told me that they googled my name and found it. So of course I had to go check it out.  

If you had a super power what would it be? Do I have to answer this one? Mind control, just kidding. I’d like to fly and not in an airplane.  

Favorite book and author?  Now that is a tough one because I have a bunch of books I love. The Belgariad series by David Eddings is one of my favorites. Another I would have to say is Shogun because I read it once a year.

Last but not least 

What would you tell any aspiring writer out there? Write, write, write. Write it as it plays out in your head. After you finish then go back and read it. Don’t read it as you write. You will never get to the end if you write it, read, correct. Just put it down then go back after you are finished. You may move or delete whole chapters in a book, and add more. That’s okay, once you’ve got it all down, just don’t try doing this while you are trying to write it.

Where can people find you at? In my little writer’s nook. Oh! You mean on here my bad.