Book Promotion: At God’s Mercy by L. L. Fine

Today’s book promotion comes from L. L. Fine and his book called At God’s Mercy. If you like Mysteries or Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:At God’s Mercy
Author: L. L. Fine
Genre:
Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: L. L. Fine
Format: ebook
Release Date:
4/18/2014

Summary:
Poland, World War II
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A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins. Decades later, in New York, Rabbi Jeremiah Neumann discovers the existence of his long lost twin. He rushes headlong to meet him – but is shocked to discover that his identical twin is a priest.

The two brothers travel to Poland to find out who they truly are. Page by page they uncover the terrible secret of their bloodcurdling heritage. A long-dormant evil is resurrected, and once again threatens to take the twins’ lives. Will they survive the new storm?

At God’s Mercy is a captivating book that is hard to put down. It will take you deep behind the frontiers of human atrocity, where cruelty meets courage, and faith meets fate. Its chilling storyline bites hard at religious establishment and raises hard questions regarding human nature, faith and existence.

 

 

 I want to thank L. L. Fine for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read At God’s Mercy!

 

Promo: Wolves and Warrants by D. F. Krieger

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Once you’ve discovered the Hidden World, you become part of it.

 It was frightening at first, being overcome by this strange, invisible entity, but it was also empowering. The power was greater than Zeara, yet completely at her disposal, and she knew just what to do with it.

 There is no rest for the weary as Zeara, Jake, and Magic are called upon by the very organization that threatened their lives. A murder investigation must take place in a local little town, but no one is quite sure who or what is dead, and why. It’s up to the team to place all the puzzle pieces when people start dying. The problem is, the local sheriff doesn’t want to cooperate and their most promising link to solving the case is in a psych ward. Can they solve it before another life is lost?

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Excerpt

“Uh, well…” Zane shifted uncomfortably as he grimaced. “I’m not trained to do an autopsy. I can test for chemicals, but I don’t know a bit about knife wounds or how to measure how long something has been dead.”

“I feared you would say this.” Karma shook her head before waving her hand in the air. “Ah well, there is one thing I do know how to be dealin’ with, an’ that is death. I have methods for this.”

Jake stepped closer to Zeara and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. “You aren’t going to do magic like you did when Zeara was unconscious, are you?”

Ni. I won’t be using magic.” The woman smiled at them, and a cold chill swept through Zeara.

Moments ago she seemed almost normal despite the fact we were talking about shape-shifters. She didn’t seem so damn scary. But the expression on her face reminded me all over again that I have no idea what I’m dealing with or how dangerous things can be. Zeara snuggled deeper into the detective’s arms as she tried to calm the fear rising in her. Something was about to happen that would screw up what little sense she’d made of this Hidden World so far; she just knew it. The foreboding tone in Karma’s voice had been too intense not to catch the sadistic pleasure she seemed to be garnering from giving them a paranormal trial by fire.

“What methods will you be using, then?” Zane looked and sounded so excited that she wanted desperately to find the nearest tree branch and smack him with it. His exuberance for all this mumbo-jumbo junk was giving her a one-way ticket to a dire need for anger management classes.

Karma shielded her eyes with her hand as she tilted her head back and surveyed the skies. Above them the two turkey vultures idly continued to circle. “Celaeno! Aello!”

The loud yell startled Zeara so much, she actually jumped a little. Magic gazed up at her, his calm expression leveled on her as if to say, “Silly human, it’s only loud words.” Embarrassment burned her cheeks at her reaction, and she did the most mature thing she could think of and stuck her tongue out at her cat. He twitched an ear in response, then turned his attention back to Karma.

The sound of flapping wings had Zeara jerking her gaze upward. The two vultures were descending, and the closer they got, the bigger she realized they were. Their wingspans were easily eight feet wide, and as they landed near Karma, their shapes shimmered and changed.

Oh, shape-shifters who can turn into birds. Well, at least Zane will be happy now that he finally got to see one change.

To her surprise the birds didn’t shift. At least, they didn’t shift completely. The lower half of their bodies remained those of birds. Two stunningly beautiful faces turned to appraise her and the two men—feminine faces attached to gorgeous auburn curls that cascaded from their heads. Ample breasts hung from their chests, and their torsos were sleek and sculpted. Their tanned skin was healthy, sun-kissed, and created a perfect complement to the bronze-colored feathers. Instead of arms though, they each sported two glossy wings with fingers near the tip.

“What the fuck are those?” Jake asked. His tone mirrored the combination of fear and awe that Zeara was experiencing.

“These are Celaeno and Aello.” Karma smirked at them.

One of the creatures lifted a wing to cover her mouth and stifled a laugh. “We are harpies,” the other one said. The sound, almost musical, made her voice as beautiful as her face. She blinked as she spoke to them, and a third eyelid from the corner of her eye slid across the golden orb for a brief second.

The world dropped out from under Zeara, and she clung to Jake’s arm as she tried to regain her senses. “H-harpies?” she asked, her words barely above a whisper.

“Yes,” the first harpy said. Her voice was slightly higher pitched, sounding more like flutes instead of the chiming of bells. “I am Aello, and this is my sister, Celaeno.”

Zane’s silence was worrying Zeara, and she tore her gaze away from the harpies to look at him. He stood stock-still, his mouth gaping open and his arms rigid by his sides. The outright shock written on his features only increased her desire to hit him over the head with the nearest object.

Karma seemed to notice Zane at the moment too, and she issued a snort. “Come now. You discover a shifter and barely do you bat a lash, yet you find harpies so difficult?”

Her words appeared to snap him out of it. He shook his head, though his gaze remained fastened on the harpies. “It’s not that,” he said.

“Oh? Then what is wrong with ye?” Karma asked.

He mumbled something that Zeara couldn’t hear.

Karma’s lips pressed in a thin line as she frowned at him. “I donnae understand.”

“Boobies,” Zane said, his voice loud and clear this time.

 

About the Author

When D. F. Krieger was banned from writing contests at her school, she immediately set it in her head that she would become a professional writer. Since then, she has thrown away her plans of world domination through books, but she still enjoys writing. Her tastes run from classy urban witches to dragons, space pirates to shape shifters. By the time she pens her final book with a hand ravaged by age, she hopes to introduce her readers to many alternate worlds, lines of thinking, and captivating characters.

You can find D. F. on the East Coast, hiding away from the real world with a gleam in her eye and a plot in her head. She resides with her husband, kids, and pets; who all kindly put up with her random bouts of laughter (over things she can’t explain) and journal collecting fetish.

You can also visit her website: http://www.dfkrieger.com to learn about what she’s writing, what she already has out, and what crazy stuff she puts on her blog.

If you can’t get enough of the Faxfire Series, there is an official Facebook page where you can ask the characters questions, watch for cover reveals, and receive sneak peeks at upcoming books. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/FaxfireSeries?ref=hl

Book Promotion: Minstrels’ Gambit by Nance Bulow Morgan

Today’s book promotion comes from Nance Bulow Morgan and her book called Minstrels’ Gambit. If you like Fantasy novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:Minstrels’ Gambit
Author: Nance Bulow Morgan
Genre:
Epic Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Adventure

 

Publisher: Dreamer Books
Format: Paperback, kindle
Release Date: 2/21/2014

 

Summary:
ʺMinstrels’ Gambit is the first in the Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries Series. Saeede knew that Behlanna was not going to be a good city. She knew it the moment she saw the dark tower looming over the sleek dark wall. She and her partner Andreas needed to rest after a long journey. They would stay long enough to rest and perhaps play a tune or two for the locals but then they would be off again to more pleasant surroundings. Upon their arrival in the city the two tired friends; minstrels and adventurers, are soon caught up in a murder investigation and find that they are the prime suspects! Their investigation leads them to discover that an ancient riddle is at the center of their problem. Evil forces are at play against them and they must solve the riddle, and foil the unleashing of evil upon the world, to clear their names. The keys to the riddles are hidden within four musical scores. As adventurers they must retrieve the scores from their protections within the elements. As minstrels they must decipher the keys hidden within the scores. Thrust into an epic adventure the friends learn how deep and unwavering is their friendship– how deep and unwavering are their skills with sword, music, and magic. Minstrels’ Gambit is Bulow Morgan’s second novel. Sprung from the setting of her first novel Legend Destiny. This epic adventure attests to her story telling ability. The reader will be hooked from the very beginning of this gorgeous adventure. ʺ

The Author:

Nance Bulow Morgan’s Website: Here
Nance Bulow Morgan’s Facebook: Here
Nance Bulow Morgan’s Blog: Here
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Q & A:

 

The best thing about writing this book?

I believe that I created two likeable multi faceted characters and writing their interactions with each other was enjoyable for me.

 

Where did you get your idea for this story?

I wanted to write a fantasy/mystery meld. It went more fantasy on me, but I like to go with the flow. I love music and I am trying to teach myself how to play the mandolin. Having characters that are minstrels lets me live vicariously.

 

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Don’t get discouraged. If you have a voice and something to write about do it. Listen to your critics. Criticism is part of the game and if it is honest and kindly given it can make you a better writer, but grow a thick skin, because it isn’t always kindly given even when it is justified. Don’t let any one pigeon hole you or tell you that your process is wrong. Get better at grammar. I hate grammar. It seems like a bunch of arbitrary rules to me, but if you want to be taken seriously you must. I am still working on that myself.

 

What is your favorite book?
Hopefully the one I’m reading.

 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee

 

About the author:
Nance Bulow Morgan has been a photojournalist and worked in the print industry for three decades. A native of Northern Illinois, Bulow Morgan now resides in the Sandhills of North Carolina. She has published a book of prose and a fantasy novel, Legend Destiny, that has become the spring board for a series titled The Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries. Minstrels’ Gambit is the first in that series! ʺ

 

 

I want to thank Nance Bulow Morgan for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Minstrels’ Gambit!

 

Cover Reveal: Fangs and Fame by Heather Jensen

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Title: Fangs And Fame

Series: Blood And Guitars, #3

Author: Heather Jensen

Audience: New Adult/Adult

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: Heather Jensen

Cover by: Indie Designz

Pages: 350 pages

Expected Date of Publishing: August 25, 2014

blurb

Trey and Aurora have hit the road with Catalyst for the Until Sanity Tour. For Trey, adjusting to life as a vampire while getting on stage in front of screaming fans every night proves difficult. The limelight forces him to do things he swore he wouldn’t, like feeding from the occasional fan. Keeping his secret from the band is harder than Trey expected, and the dull ache of hunger is always with him. Aurora tries to help Trey adjust while attempting to further her career from the road. She continues to paint, determined not to lose herself in the media maelstrom that comes with being married to Trey Decker.

But strange vampires are popping up at concerts, and the newlyweds realize they may be in over their heads. They owe a powerful vampire a favor, and he’s come to collect. But the price is too high, and Trey’s band mates are at risk of becoming collateral damage. Will Trey and Aurora be able to thwart the forces working against them and ensure that everyone they love is still around to share in their success in the end?

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(Trey’s Point of View)

I hadn’t been on stage for all of five minutes when I felt the little buzz of power vibrating in the back of my skull. I was careful not to let it throw me off my game as I casually searched the crowd for the source. My first thought was that my vampire stalker was back, but she hadn’t generated a power buzz like this one. Aurora was backstage tonight – not like I’d mistake her power signature for anyone else’s – but it was clear that at least one vampire was standing in the crowd. When the song we were playing ended, I took my guitar off and walked back to the stand Chase and his drums were perched on. I grabbed a bottle of water and took a big drink, just to give myself some time to think. O’Shea started telling the crowd a story – leave it to him to fill in the silence – and I turned back around to scan for potential vamps again while he spoke. It took a moment, but I spotted him. He was sitting in the third row from the front, off to the left. He was even wearing a black suit, kind of like the ones the Emissary wear, but I couldn’t tell whether it had their emblem embroidered on the breast pocket or not. I met his gaze and held it, letting him know that I’d found him. He stared right at me in that way that vamps do when you just know they’re trying to read your soul, one wispy layer at a time.

He wasn’t just here for the show. That much was obvious. If he was Emissary, what on earth was he doing at a Catalyst concert? Certainly the Emissary had more important things to do than check up on Aurora and I, like tracking down Malena, for one. And if he wasn’t Emissary, well, that was even more confusing. I wished Aurora were sitting there in the front row. At least that way I would know she was trying to decipher the same questions I was. At least that way I would know she was safe. Instead, she was enjoying the show on a screen from the backstage lounge tonight, while simultaneously snapping pictures of several paintings to upload to her website so she could ship them back to The Waking Moon.

Then I realized there were two of them.

The second one was dressed like the first and was sitting in the lowest section off the floor to my left. He met my gaze as well, and I had to force myself to look away so the camera wouldn’t catch my stare-down on the big screens. O’Shea’s voice broke through my thoughts, and I heard him asking the crowd if it was okay if we slowed things down for a minute. The cheering that resulted was my cue to at least try and forget about the vamp in the crowd.

Like that was going to happen.

I set my water bottle down by my mic stand and leaned into the mic. “Let me see those cell phones in the air,” I said as the guys starting playing the intro to “Sweet Disguise.” I strapped my guitar back on and waved one hand back and forth to direct the crowd until the verse began. As I sang, I scanned the crowd again for the mystery vamps but they were both gone. I tried not to worry about it, not to wonder where they had gone and why they’d left in such a hurry, but it was easier said than done. I couldn’t for the life of me imagine why they were here. Even if I’d wanted to warn Aurora, I wasn’t capable of sifting through all the thought trails in the building to find hers. I’d tried on several occasions, but I could never quite manage to hone in on her specifically through all the energized, almost frantic thoughts, coming my way – more than half of which were about me.

The rest of the set seemed especially long after that, which made me feel like crap. The crowd was really into us, and I did my best not to be distracted. I’m even pretty sure it worked, but I was more than relieved when we finished the last song before the encore. I made my way to the dressing room at last. Aurora was sitting at her laptop, and jumped up when we all came into the room.

“I’m ready, I swear,” she said, hurrying over to the makeup chair as Chase plopped down in it for his zombie makeover.

I changed into my tattered suit, suddenly feeling more than a little ridiculous about the paranoia that had rattled my brain throughout the show.

Aurora was here. She was fine. In fact, everything seemed fine.

I started to wonder if I’d seen the vampires in the crowd at all. It didn’t make sense, anyway. Why would a vampire make an appearance in the crowd just to completely vanish moments later? Maybe I really had imagined the whole thing. Maybe I was in worse shape than I realized. I made a mental note to down some blood from the stash first thing after we finished here. I couldn’t help but scan the crowd again for the vamps when I took the stage as a zombie for the encore. No buzzing power, and no Emissary-looking mystery vamps. I was mostly relieved, and I focused on giving the fans the best zombie performance I knew how to give. Aurora was waiting for me in the lounge and we headed for the bus together. It wasn’t until we were about to climb the bus’s steps that we both felt it at the same time.

A power signature.

Aurora froze, her foot hovering just above the bottom step. She looked over her shoulder at me and said, “We have a visitor.”

 

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hardbackstandingstraight_890x1110Title:   Blood And Guitars

Book # or Vol #  1           

Pages: 358 pages    

ISBN-10: 1463511884 and ISBN-13: 978-1463511883

ASIN: B00529IDZS

blurb

When Aurora meets Trey, a famous singer and musician, she’s only hoping to get her fill of human blood for the week. The last thing Aurora expects is for Trey to make her feel alive for the first time since she was, well, alive. It begins with a casual painting lesson at her art studio, The Waking Moon, and quickly turns into a forbidden romance. Aurora is forced to hide her true identity from Trey, while keeping her relationship with the human a secret from other vampires in her Brood.

 

Trey’s band is recording a new album and with Aurora as his muse, Trey is writing songs like never before. After being hired by their record label to paint the cover of the new album, Aurora has a legitimate reason for spending so much time with Trey and his band mates. Aurora can’t deny the unexpected connection she has with Trey, which is fueled by glimpses into his emotions every time they share a kiss. Caught between two worlds, Aurora must attend celebrity award shows and vampire rituals, find time to feed, and protect Trey from the dangers of the night, all while preserving her secrets.

 

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hardbackstandingstraight (4)Title:  Immortals And Melodies

Book # or Vol #  2      

Pages: 264 estimated      

ASIN: B0086GMMAQ

blurb

Catalyst frontman Trey is no stranger to chaos, but even the life of a rock star couldn’t prepare him for the consequences of loving a vampire. Trey’s life is in danger; threatened by the very group he must join to stay alive. His struggle to continue his career and release a new album with the band is marred by events that force him to ask a powerful Synod Elder for help.

Aurora has to keep Trey alive until she can make him a vampire, but her own kind will stop at nothing to prevent it. The head of the Emissary is having her followed, and if she can’t figure out who is behind the violent attacks, Trey might not make it to the full moon. As Aurora battles her own kind, she’s also plagued by the risk she’s taking by changing Trey. Will her moon-given power be enough to carry Trey through the change, or will he be left floating in the wake of destruction?

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about the author

imageI write fantasy for teens and adults. I’ve been creating stories for as long as I can remember. I’m also an avid reader, and I blame Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and her book “In The Forests Of The Night” for my vampire obsession. I absolutely love vampires and anything paranormal, but I enjoy fantasy of all kinds.

 I’m addicted to Oreos and Raspberry Dr. Pepper from Swig. When I’m not writing I enjoy traveling, playing board and card games, killing zombies on the Xbox with my hubby, and spending time with friends and family.

 Music has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been playing drums since I was 12. I also love playing guitar, singing, and going to concerts.

 My favorite color is green, and the uglier the shade the better. I get bored of my hairstyle easily which has resulted in me having many looks in the last ten years.

 I live in Southern Utah with my husband and son. I’m currently preparing for the release of the third installment in the Blood And Guitar series, Fangs And Fame, which will be out August 25, 2014.

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Book Promotion: The Angel’s Covenant by Lynn Landes

Today’s book promotion comes from Lynn Landes and her book called The Angel’s Covenant. If you like Paranormal Romance novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:The Angel’s Covenant
Author: Lynn Landes
Genre:
paranormal romance
 

Publisher: amazon
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
4/5/2014

 

Summary:
ʺChosen as the Keeper of Humanity I guide dying, and lost spirits home. In the quiet moments, I hear the whispered question, “Are you Shadow or are you Light?” Once I thought I knew the answer to that question. Now as I sit watching over this six-year-old girl, keeping the demons at bay, I wonder will I ever know the answer. As children, they teach us to lift up our shields of faith, that fear and worry gives the demons an opening. How do I do that when my shield is so heavy with the blood of those I left behind? They say my thoughts must solely rest in the Maker. The demons thrive on terror and pain; I have seen that first hand with the massacre of my family. The screams of the dead haunt me still. The tinkling of wind chimes fills the air, distracting Elina from her thoughts. It is never the same, the moment before death, and this is no exception. A soft glow begins to seep into the room and Elina smiles as she feels the velvety brush of the Angels wings as they pass. The Shadows come, drawn by the light of the child’s pure spirit. Elina stands becoming the warrior she was born to be. Her eyes meet his, her guardian and trainer the Archangel Malach. He never understood why his brothers chose to fall and break the Covenant, until he looked into her blue eyes. Trouble is brewing amongst the Angels. Some feel humanity is the problem, but he knows the truth. Elina is the only hope they have against the Dark angel, fore he is building an army bent on ruling Heaven and Earth. ʺ

 

 

The Author:

Lynn Landes’s Website: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I loved creating a world and seeing it come to life. I wanted to show the strength of humanity when facing insurmountable odds!

Where did you get your idea for this story?
My four year old had a nightmare and he was screaming and pointing at the shadows on the wall. Years later I remembered the dream and started researching Shadow People. What I found shocked me. Stories across the globe in every culture of shadow people. I decided to make my shadow people angels

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
I would tell aspiring writers to be patient. Nothing happens overnight and trust your voice. Do not try to force your voice to fit a mold, just be true to the story you are trying to tell.
What is your favorite book?
Ransom by Julie Garwood

 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
coffee

 

 

I want to thank Lynn Landes for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Angel’s Covenant!

Book Promotion: Of Little Faith by Thomas J. Eggert

Today’s book promotion comes from Thomas J. Eggert and his book called Of Little Faith. If you like Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book:Of Little Faith
Author: Thomas J. Eggert
Genre:
Thriller

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Format: ebook
Release Date:
12/20/2013

 

Summary:
ʺWhat would you do if everything you held precious in life was suddenly ripped from you? How would you react to the torture of your spouse and murder of your only child–a five-year-old boy? What if you were forced to witness the savage events and made to feel responsible for the horror? Would you abandon all hope in humanity? Would you lose all faith in a life and ideology you once cherished? If offered the chance and the resources, would you track down the man who destroyed your life? Would you kill him? Would you be willing to chase this madman straight to hell to finish the job? And, once there, what if you had a single opportunity to abandon your vengeful quest and exit hell? Would you escape to save your soul or would you stay to exact your revenge. . . ? And so it was, Vincent Goss, wounded and bound, witnessed his wife’s brutal rape and his only child’s torture and murder at the hands of a notorious madman. Vincent, a simple farmer and devoted husband, is forced to commit his wife to a sanatorium after the savage events. His life shattered, consumed by rage, Vincent seeks his revenge–both on earth and after his death in hell. Join Vincent Goss on this metaphysical thrill ride. Immerse yourself in his merciless struggle with love, loss, revenge and absolution. Open your mind and prepare for an altered reality and a unique vision of hell . . . a hell unlike anything you’ve ever imagined.ʺ

 

 

The Author:

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?

The best thing about writing this book was finally getting the complete concept on paper and out of my head. It was a demon I had to exorcise. . . .

 

Where did you get your idea for this story?

I wrote Of Little Faith over the course of 24 years. I have no clue where the idea for the story came from or what compelled me to write it. I started the first draft at the age of 24. I stopped writing at chapter 2 because that chapter was overwhelmingly painful and I was much too inexperienced to write it. I went back to college, learned to write, signed up for all classes that would help me with the book, then wrote the full first draft at age 30. My wife at the time read it and then divorced me (yes, the first draft was just that bad ;-). At age 32, over the course of 7 months, I rewrote the 60,000 word first draft into a 130,000 word novel. Over the next 5 years, I rewrote and revised. I published the book in 2006 so I could put a cover on it and give it out to friends and family. It was never promoted so the book just gathered dust for over 7 years–which was fine by me since I just wanted that story out of my head and on paper. I eventually remarried to a wonderful woman. She read and loved the book and urged me to publish it as an ebook. Who am I to argue with my wife? So back to work…. In 2013 / 2014, Over the course of 6 months, I revised, fine-tuned and edited the book. What you have before you is my FINAL vision and story, a story unlike anything you have ever read. I do hope you enjoy the ride!

 

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Be willing to sacrifice for your writing. My own personal experience with this single novel drove me to the brink many times. I take on these characters as if they are me. I think their most horrible thoughts and feel what they feel. It is not fun. . . . Writing, for me, is very painful. I struggle as my characters struggle. I suffer as they suffer. But the ultimate payoff is very satisfying. Have vision, patience, and never give up!

 

What is your favorite book?
Old Yeller

 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee

 

Anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for this website and the help!
Thomas Eggert

 

I want to thank Thomas J. Eggert for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Of Little Faith!

Review for Highlander Avenged by Laurin Wittig

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My Rating:  4.5/5

Author:  Laurin Wittig
Title: Highlander Avenged

Genre:  Scottish Historical Romance

Background:

This book is the second Book in the Guardians of the Targe series. Please be aware that spoilers for the first book – Highlander Betrayal – may be in this review.

Amazon Description:
Although the English king tried to wrest it away, the Highland Targe—ancient relic and protector of Scottish lands—still lies safely in the hands of clan MacAlpin. But for how long?

Jeanette MacAlpin trained her entire life to become the next Guardian of the Targe, but that duty has now fallen to her cousin Rowan—a duty Rowan can’t seem to master. Fearful for her clan’s future, Jeanette seeks the solace of a sacred wellspring, and there encounters tawny-skinned Highland warrior Malcolm MacKenzie.

Wounded in battle, Malcolm is desperate to regain the use of his sword arm and strikes a deal with Jeanette. In return for her skills as a healer, Malcolm will advise the MacAlpins in their resistance against the English. And when he can once again swing a blade, he’ll return to the ranks of the Scottish army to fulfill his duty as a soldier.

But as passion grows between the golden warrior and the fair-haired healer, duty collides with love. Will they follow their hearts, or will clan loyalties keep them forever apart?

 

Opinions:

Narration: Third person – mostly through Jeanette and Malcom

Character Development: The two main characters of the book, Jeanette and Malcom, are introduced with problems right off. From the last book, Jeanette’s mother was killed by the English spy, and Rowan (her cousin) has become the next Guardian of the Targe. She feels lost and unsure what her future holds. She grew up learning how to manage the stone, but now her cousin has taken that away from her. Her home is literally in shambles, and with the threats of the English coming back, she has a lot on her plate. When Malcom is introduced, he is injured and very close to a life-threatening infection. He is confused from the battle he fought in months before. He is supposed to be the leader and excellent fighter for the King. He is also to become the next chief of his clan. However, after battle that almost left him for dead and abandoned, he is not well physically. His hand does not work as it should and his infection keeps returning. As the book progresses, the relationship between Jeanette and Malcom grows. Jeanette learns more about herself and hidden abilities that question the chronicles that have been passed down through many MacAlpin generations. Malcom learns about making choices and how there is something more out there than fighting. They each help each other grow into a stronger person.

Plot Development/Flow: The story flows well. At first it might be a little slow as the characters are built up and the past book is reviewed, but everything starts picking up speed when English soldiers enter the picture. In this book, more is learned about the Targe, but also more questions are raised. I liked the how Jeanette and Rowan worked together and the support of Malcom in the turn of events. The story leaves off for another story to follow.

Standalone or Part of a Series: Second book in the Guardians of the Targe series.

Book Promotion: A Husband’s Love by T.K. Ware

Today’s book promotion comes from T.K. Ware and his book called A Husband’s Love. If you like Christian Romantic/Suspense novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: A Husband’s Love
Author: T.K. Ware
Genre: Christian Romance/Suspense

Publisher: Insightful Creation Publication
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 3/7/2014

Summary:
John away from his past mistakes and embraced his new future the day he met Emma. John attraction toward her, led him to church, and in the process he found salvation. As they became more acquainted, John held back secrets from his past. He soon forgot about the skeletons in his closet and the people he once hung out with. Unbeknownst to Emma, John’s past prepared him for his future. He thought he could run away from them, but one day they found him. One afternoon Emma invited John over for dinner. He had no idea he was being followed. They waited for the right moment and barged into the home, carrying guns and vengeance. Fear seized Emma and her mother as the intruders waved their guns.

John, poised with courage, glanced over at Emma and her mother. He exhaled and felt a surge of guilt pulsate within his veins, knowing he had brought his problems into their home. He then mustered up enough courage and approached the intruders, hoping to detour their attention away from Emma and her mother.

Suddenly without warning….
Something happened….
Bullets were fired….

Shortly afterwards, Pastor Green returned home to his family. His body trembled as he dropped to his knees. Blood was everywhere.
What appeared to be death was actually a new beginning of life. In the midst of all chaos, grace and mercy intervened.

The Author:
T.K. Ware’s Amazon: Here

Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
I enjoyed the angelic appearances and the perosona they represented.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted to create a story that demonstrates God’s grace and mercy that is available for anyone, regardless of their past mistakes.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Write the story of your heart. There are so many writers in the world today, seeking to share distribute their stories. Believe in yourself. Don’t worry about trying to be like the next top best seller, but rather focus on being the best writer you can be. In time, your level of success will come.

What is your favorite book?
too many to choose from. I love Christian fiction with a suspenseful twist.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee

Anything else that you would like to add?
A Husband’s Love made the best seller list for three categories. During my free promotion it was ranked number 1 with over 6,000 downloads with a couple of days. Once the promotion had ended, it was ranked on the best seller list for Christian and Mystery/Suspense books. It is currently still ranked.

I want to thank T.K. Ware for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read A Husband’s Love!

Book Promotion: Altered Life by Keith Dixon

Today’s book promotion comes from Keith Dixon and his book called Altered Life. If you like Crime novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:Altered Life
Author: Keith Dixon
Genre:
Crime

Publisher: Amazon
Format:
ebook
Release Date:
6/15/2006

Summary:
Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn’t have – patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have – tenacity, aggression, street-smarts – are exactly the ones he needs for his next case – hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be. To solve the case Sam must negotiate with his ex-wife, cement a relationship with a new love, unravel an office-based financial fraud and fight off an arrogant murderer armed only with a pen-knife. Altered Life is fast-paced, bitterly comic and introduces a tough new English private eye who knows what he wants and, usually, how to get it.

 

I want to thank Keith Dixon for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Altered Life!

Promo: Miss Simpkin’s School – Jane by Raven McAllan

Miss Simpkin's School

Take one virginal widow, add Molly Simpkins School of Seduction and one obliging gentleman, and what do you get? Scandal avoided and a virgin no more?

Molly Simpkins’ School for Seduction has helped many ladies of the ton to achieve their hearts desires, so helping Lady Jane Nicholby ought to be easy.

However, this young widow’s deep, dark secret means she can never remarry for fear of the scandal it would cause. Widows are not supposed to be virgins, after all.

Fortunately, Molly knows just the person to help her change this state of affairs. Persuading Luke De Freitas to fall in with her plans, though, will require all of her considerable skill.

A spot of blackmail should do the trick quite nicely…

 

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Excerpt

Jane let Luke lead her from the sitting room into the bedchamber. The bed itself, an overlarge four poster, seemed to dominate the room and the intricate crisscross of silken ropes and ties were, to her mind, excessive. She liked simple plain lines. Not at all the fashion of the day, but then Jane had never been one to follow fashion. Luke caught her gaze.

“I find it exciting to bind my companion’s hands and perhaps her body,” he said in the same tone he might use to admit he enjoyed a glass of port or a day’s riding to hounds. “Only if she’s willing, of course.” His look was speculative and Jane ignored the dampness between her thighs. The only times she’d ever experience that feeling was with the help of a specially crafted darning mushroom, that had never been near a sock or a hank of wool.

“Of course,” she said in the same tone. “And are they?”

“Well, you tell me.” Luke set one of the ropes swinging. “I’m not a mind reader, mores the pity.”

“I intend to walk before I run, or swing,” Jane said and turned into his arms.

Luke held her close, and she enjoyed the feeling of rightness. “Then a cuddle it is. Do you need—” He gestured to the door leading to the bathing chamber. “Everything is in there.”

The heat of a blush prickled her skin. “Please? Oh, and my nightrail?”

“Not needed. There’s a robe in there for you to wear until you come to bed. I’m going to use the bathing chamber across the hall, and meet you back here. I’m a modern man. I bathe and expect my guests to do so after a day’s hunting. We smell, the dogs smell, and I have no intention of my house smelling as well. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and I need all the help I can get.” He went out of the room whistling, and Jane chuckled as she made use of the facilities.

She eyed the robe that was indeed waiting for her. It was almost transparent. A robe for a lover. Had he really put it there with her in mind? She took a deep breath, wrapped it tightly around her body, and hurried into the bedchamber. To her relief, she was there before Luke and scrambled into bed, still wearing the robe. It might not afford much protection, but the illusion helped her.

Should she stretch out or sit up? Pull the covers up tight around her neck or strive for nonchalance and let them sit looser? Really it was so complicated.

The door opened and her mouth went dry as Luke reentered. Water droplets still clung to his hair, and he ran his hands through it in an effort to dry it. He was dressed in a banyan and as far as she could tell nothing else. The thin material clung to his damp body, and defined every muscle and sinew. It tented over his cock, which even as she stared pushed even more at the material.

Luke saw where she was looking and grinned. “My imagination on seeing you in my bed went into overdrive, and therefore so did my—er…” He gestured downward.

Jane gulped. Really it was way too late to act the prude. She rushed into speech before he could finish his words. “Your ‘er’ is pleased to see me?” she asked.

Luke gave a delighted shout of laughter. “Oh yes, even wrapped up like a mummy you entice and enchant.”

“That’s doing it a bit too brown, Luke,” Jane said, although a thrill of excitement coursed through her at his words. “I’m an overweight, widowed virgin of thirty five, not a young deb.”

“And I thank the lord for that.” Luke pulled the banyan over his head as he stood, seeming unconcerned by his magnificent nudity, before he turned back the covers on one side of the bed. “Except you are not overweight, but a perfect handful for a man to hold and caress. Move over unless you want me to stretch out on top of you? I think that’s missing a step, but I’m game if you are?” His light tone showed her he was kidding.

Or she thought he was. Jane slid further away from him until she hit the edge of the bed.

“Not that far, woman. I want to feel every inch of your beautiful curvy thank the lord non-deb body, not fresh air. I like something warm and womanly to hold on to. Come here.” Luke tugged on the edge of her robe, and pulled her toward him. She met his body with a thump, and his cock waved its greeting. Jane gave a silly, breathy giggle as he began to walk his fingers over the cloth, bunching it up and away from her body as he did so.

His fingers stroked the side of her breast and she squirmed.

“Ticklish?” There was a wicked twinkle in his eyes.

“Yes, no… argh you…” Jane did her best to inch away, but Luke pinned her arms to her sides and before she understood what he was doing, slipped her gown down them, and somehow had her naked before she could blink.

“How on earth did you do that?” she asked, genuinely interested.

“Practice, and no. I’m not telling you who on. That part of my life is over. I’ve turned over a new leaf. I’m a reformed character.”

“One who is about to deflower a virgin,” Jane reminded him with a smile.

“Only one virgin, and then I’ll stick to an experienced woman,” Luke said.

His words hit her as surely as if he’d used a stick. So she wasn’t what he wanted. Why did it matter so?

Because I want him to want me, only me. The regret she’d had when he offered her carte blanche and she’d refused came back multiplied. Luke’s was the face she imagined, and the body she fantasized over when she pleasured herself. She tried to move away, but he rolled on top of her and pinned her between his legs. His staff rubbed her belly and she felt the wetness that leaked from it. No doubt her quim and channel were as damp.

“Tell me now, Jane; do I stop or do I make you into that experienced woman now? My experienced woman.” His voice was strained. “I swear once I take you I won’t let you go. You’ll be mine however and whatever else happens. God, I’ve wanted you ever since I saw you at Nic’s when we were at Cambridge and oh fuck, say yes, please say yes.” He ground his cock into her belly and then lifted himself so it teased her cunt.

“Yes.” She nipped the first bit of skin she could get to. His ear. It would have to do until she could nip, kiss, and touch the rest of him. He wants me; he wants me, not just anyone, but me. Jane lifted her legs and circled his waist. The movement inched his cock just inside her channel. His sweat-slicked torso rubbed her breasts, and the hairs on his chest tickled her. She tightened her legs, in the hope his cock would move even further into her, but he held back and lifted his head to stare at her. “Yes, and yes.”

“Eh?” Luke looked as astounded as she’d felt at his words.

“Yes, for fuck’s sake, fuck me. And now before I lose my courage.

 

 About the Author

A multi-published author of erotic romance, Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge. As once she is writing she is oblivious to everything else, her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.