Book Promotion: Annabelle by Nancy Christie

Today’s book promotion comes from Nancy Christie and her book called Annabelle. If you like literary fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Annabelle
Author: Nancy Christie
Genre:
Fiction, Literary, Short story

Publisher: Pixel Hall Press
Format: ebook
Release Date:
September 2013

Summary:
A lonely young woman, all Annabelle wants is to love and be loved. But the twin emotions of fear and guilt, from a passion born on a summer day so many years ago, hold her fast. Annabelle is about love, longing and loss — and the price each character pays for passion.

NOTE: not suitable for children or young teens, some mature content.

The Author:

Nancy Christie’s Website: Here
Nancy Christie’s Blog: Here
Nancy Christie’s Twitter: Here
Nancy Christie’s Facebook: Here
Nancy Christie’s LinkedIn: Here
Nancy Christie’s Google+: Here
Nancy Christie’s One on One: Here
Nancy Christie’s The Writer’s Place: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
Just being able to share Annabelle’s story. Even though she is a fictional character, she always seemed so real to me that my heart would break each time I read the piece. She was lost—my hope is that, through writing this story and then having others read it, she will be found.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Even if it takes a long time to have a piece or project accepted, don’t lose heart. Writing should be the primary goal. If your work is good and you continue to develop your skills, you will find a way to bring your work to light and find an audience who appreciates and enjoys the story.

What is your favorite book?
Too many to list! I have been reading for so long that I don’t have a favorite but lots of favorites!

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Probably chai with coffee as the runner-up. Hot chocolate is reserved for special occasions when I really want to celebrate!

 

I want to thank Nancy Christie for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Annabelle!

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Song Catcher by Graham McDonald

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Summary

Grace Howard, a Lakota woman from the Pine Ridge reservation, makes it to the brink of stardom as a rock singer when drug addiction destroys everything. The catalyst to get clean comes with the birth of her physically deformed son, Jamie. Twelve years later, she is singing in a North Dakota bar to help pay for his ongoing medical treatment when a power surge through her microphone triggers a vision and she hears the music that will change her life forever.

 

Jamie, a budding poet, simultaneously has a strange dream and begins to produce lyrics of a standard beyond his years. The supernatural experiences of mother and son ignite a special songwriting partnership and they begin to craft an album that melds the songs of a Lakota ancestor and other cultural music with modern rock – a combination that eventually rockets to the top of the charts. Long estranged from her people, Grace is compelled to make peace with her past as her music gains popularity. She returns to Pine Ridge and learns of the desecration of her musician-ancestor’s spiritual resting place by the construction of a golf course. Enraged, she decides to use the music’s popularity to try to stop the development, setting in motion a series of events that will test the strength of her soul and put the lives of everyone she holds dear on the line.

 

A heartfelt exploration of the resurrection of cultural and personal spirit, Song Catcher examines the clash between European and indigenous cultures with bracing honesty. A haunting, compelling story full of the synchronicities of life and powers we can neither see nor touch, it is as heartbreaking as it is transformative.

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Excerpt

Grace put on her coat and gloves and walked to the door, but just as she was about to open it she heard a slight noise from behind her; a rustle of sheets followed by the sound of something falling off the bed. She turned around and looked at Jamie. He lay as still as she had left him, eyes closed and breathing deeply. Then she saw a small notebook lying on the floor. It was one of those Jamie wrote his poetry in, always with him no matter where he was. She walked over and picked it up. It was flipped open to a page where there was some verse scrawled and she held it under the bedside lamp to see what he had written. She began to read the words with the expectation that it was another juvenile composition about all the things that pleased or upset his young mind. The first line instantly wiped out her presumption and as she read through the others they began to sing to her.

      He is a song catcher

      A warrior of the soul

He has come to join the battle

     He has come to draw the bow

     Music is the arrow

    Let him fire it through your mind

    And may the heart that is strong catch his songs

                     and sing them for all that has died

 

 

Suddenly, the striking melody from Jimmy’s was running through Grace’s mind once more, joining the rhythm of the verse as perfectly as a glove sliding over a hand. For the second time that night she stood totally mystified; as good a young poet as Jamie was, the word-thoughts were beyond anything he had written so far. She glanced through the other pages but found nothing more than beginnings to those simple poems; many lines started and several scratched out. She pulled the page from its spiral binding and put it in her coat pocket, walking out of the room as puzzled as when she had left Jimmy’s Place. She said a vacant goodnight to Christine before taking the elevator down, giving a similar farewell to Steve as she walked out into the deep freeze once more.

Powder snow had begun falling and a light wind was tightening the icy grip of the North Dakota winter’s night, yet a sense of euphoria warmed Grace from within. In her head the guitar riff was now intersecting the verse, with the sound of her boots keeping time as they crunched upon the thin layer of snow in the parking lot. Her car was generous again and, as she turned on the wipers, their backbeat took up where the boots left off, the converging parts of the song traveling with her out of the parking lot and all the way home.

 

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Biography

At the age of 15, Graham McDonald left school to begin what he calls his “real education”, traveling widely and working in varying occupations. He continued this lifestyle till he was in his 50’s, when he began writing. Drawing on experiences he had as a gold prospector in Western Australia, he decided to write a trilogy of mystery novels about native peoples’ loss of country and how that affects culture.

Graham currently lives with his wife, Coral, in a small town on the southern coast of Western Australia. He spends his time away from writing putting the finishing touches to a house they have built and occasionally escaping in their vintage VW kombi to camp out in the wilderness regions of his country.

Book Promotion: Counterclockwise by Richard Porter

Today’s book promotion comes from Richard Porter and his book called Counterclockwise: Health fitness & dieting along with personal health, aging and aging parents are all addressed in this book. If you like Anti-Aging books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Counterclockwise: Health fitness & dieting along with personal health, aging and aging parents are all addressed in this book
Author: Richard Porter
Genre:
Anti-Aging

Publisher: Amazon Kindle
Format: ebook
Release Date:
11/28/2013

Summary:
Delaying The Human Aging Process

For the past century, it is widely thought that delaying the
human aging process was scientifically impossible. Recently, it
has become increasingly clear that delaying aging is not only
possible but almost reality. This book describes how theories of
biological aging have evolved to support anti-aging medicine and
summarizes the steadily increasing experimental evidence
confirming that slowing the aging process is medically feasible
with new discoveries. These developments are leading to
fundamental changes in the way we think of age-related diseases
like cancer and heart disease.

The Author:

Richard Porter’s Facebook: Here
Richard Porter’s Amazon: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The researching was fun and I found some things about aging that I use to this very day.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I am 71 years old. I work in films, stage, video and I also play blues guitar. I am very active.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Write and do not let anyone tell you what to write.

What is your favorite book?
Sleep

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

Anything else that you would like to add?
My name is Richard Porter in 2009. The doctors told me I had Prostate Cancer. At that time, I had just received a lead role in a play that I was acting in. The doctor told me to come into his office and sit down, that he wanted to explain some things to me.

Mr. Porter the doctor said. You have three choices. You can do nothing and you will survive three years. Then we will only be able to make you comfortable with some medication. The second thing is to have an operation and clear all the Cancer out of your body. And lastly, you may take radiation treatments for that will also clear the Cancer from your body as well.

The medical procedures will leave you with some problems for the rest of your life. These procedures if done early enough will leave you with a better quality of life. We have seen a 90% success rate from having these procedures done. I walked out of that office afraid and angry.

Once I arrived at home, called my children, and we discuss, what would be the best decision for the family. We all agreed that radiation would be the best way for us to go. That was in November of 2009 as I went through those horrible weeks of radiation. Five days a week without fail.

I studied 300 lines that I had to bring to memory. I was the lead actor in the play called “The Devil Is Loose”. Most of those eight weeks were very uncomfortable. I still was able to perform and did a good job. I told none of the production staff about my medical condition.

Now, I write e-books for Amazon Kindle, and happy to say, the year is 2013, and I will continue as long as I can. I hope that when you purchase one of my books. My belief is you will enjoy the stories that I produce. I write like there is no tomorrow, so you will get my very best every time out.

 

I want to thank Richard Porter for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Counterclockwise: Health fitness & dieting along with personal health, aging and aging parents are all addressed in this book!

Review for You Wish by Terry Tyler

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My Rating:  3.5/5

Author:  Terry Tyler
Title: You Wish

Genre:  Fiction

 

Background:

Amazon Description:
Do we control our own destiny – or might it be determined by fate,
coincidence, luck…or even magic?

 

Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is
haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the
result of a wish she made on an allegedly enchanted stone. Too embarrassed to
admit her fears, she keeps her secret to herself for twenty-five years.

 

Petra is the perennial singleton amongst her friends, unable, she thinks, to
fall in love. She comes across the stone at a Psychic Fair and makes a wish,
just for fun. As the wish begins to come true she wishes she had chosen her
words with more care.

 

Spoilt, weight-obsessed Sarah wants nothing more than to be “size zero”. As
her life spirals downwards into the seedy world of drug abuse and addiction, she
remembers the day at the Psychic Fair when she wished for her heart’s desire.

 

When Ruth learns of the fates of Petra and Sarah she is forced to confront her
guilt and discover the truth about the Wishing Stone…

 

Terry Tyler’s debut novel is a quirky contemporary drama exploring the themes
of family affairs, infidelity and guilt, incorporating jealousy, drug abuse and the
obsession of a Facebook stalker, against a backdrop of secrets and superstition.

Opinions:

My Short Summary:

Actually the amazon description summarizes this book fairly well, so I’m going to refer you to that.

 

Narration:

Third person mainly through Ruth, Sarah, and Petra

 

Character Development:

The characters in this book are nicely detailed. The reader gets to go psychologically through the different characters’ problems and understand their reasoning for their actions. The reader experiences their highs and lows and what happens when with their final choices. Out of the three characters, I think Petra’s behavior is most frustrating. I want to tell her to stop and think about what she is doing – and does she realize how she comes across? Sarah’s story stems farther back than Petra’s. I understand more of how she gets to where she does in the story. The root of her story is more predominant in today’s society where almost everyone is obsessing about their weight. Ruth’s major troubles occurs as a teenager. The story allows for flashbacks to her teenaged years. Through her, we have the wishing stone and the connection for the other stories in the book. I feel most people can relate to at least of the characters – if not all – whether through their own similarities or people that they know.

 

Plot Development/Flow:

First off, I’m not British – even though I sometimes pretend that I am. This book is written with a lot of British slang, which actually I am fine with. I just want to warn those who might not be familiar with some British phrases or sentence structure about this.

The book spans about one year, but there are flashbacks throughout. Each chapter is broken up into one of the main characters and their progress with their wishes and troubles. The story flows along well, and everything ties in by the end. I am a little disappointed that the “magic” stone is not as magically used as I was expecting it to be. So if magic or slight paranormal twists turn you off, you should be fine for this book. The book concentrates more on how people create their own “magic” in their choices.

Standalone or Part of a Series:

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Book Promotion: Cowboy Heat – Sweeter Version by Sable Hunter

Today’s book promotion comes from Sable Hunter and her book called Cowboy Heat – Sweeter Version. If you like romance novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Cowboy Heat – Sweeter Version
Author: Sable Hunter
Genre:
Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Beau Coup Publishing
Format: ebook
Release Date:
6/3/2013

Summary:
The Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version Series Begins with Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version: Book 1)

Aron McCoy has sworn off women, he has been burnt once and doesn’t intend to fall back into the matrimonial trap again. When Libby Fontaine arrives at Aron’s Tebow Ranch, she is determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months. The doctor has told her she can’t count on her remission from leukemia being a permanent one. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous and overwhelming. But when Aron finds out that Libby is innocent – he backs off. He has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then Aron catches Libby skinny-dipping in his stock tank and hears her cry out his name in pleasure – and the heat is on.

The Author:

Sable Hunter’s Website: Here
Sable Hunter’s Twitter: Here
Sable Hunter’s Facebook: Here
Sable Hunter’s Café Store: Here

I want to thank Sable Hunter for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Cowboy Heat – Sweeter Version!

Review for Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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My Rating:  4/5

Author:  Veronica Roth
Title: Insurgent

Genre:  Young Adult/Dystopian

Background:

Amazon Description:
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Opinions:

My Short Summary: [Spoilers from the first book, Divergent, in this review]

Insurgent begins right where the first book leaves off. Tris, Tobias, Peter, Caleb, and Marcus escape to the Amity area where they regroup and decide what to do. It is hinted near the beginning of the novel that certain Abnegation leaders had learned something important and was about to share this with all the factions. But, Jeanine wanted to stop it before it became public, thus resulting in the attack from the last book. One person, Marcus, knows the information but is unwilling to share it. In the meantime, Tris is suffering from PSTD, which can be understood. Her parents died, she killed her friend because he was stuck in a simulation, and a war is breaking out between the factions. In this book, her adversaries are more emotional than physical. She has to pull it to together so she can learn who to trust and what is important in this upcoming war. She also has to decide how she wants to be a part of the war.

Narration: First person – Tris (aka Beatrice)

Character Development: Tris takes on a more emotional side in this novel. She struggles with how her parents died and what exactly their words really meant before they died. She also has a hard time over the death of Will. This is quite understandable and makes for a more realistic character. Reading about a character going through PTSD from the events of a first book can sometimes be…annoying for me. [Please note that I am talking about fictional characters with PTSD and not real people. This opinion would not be the case in real life. I’m hard on my fictional characters *wink*] It’s like it goes against the character’s initial characteristics that I have become accustomed to in the prior story. I like that the author makes the character realistic and no one should be fine with what happened to Tris. However, while reading, I like to see characters overcome these struggles after a short amount of time, so I can get back to the main events of the story. The PTSD in this book lasted too long for me to completely enjoy it.

Turbulence brews between Tris and Tobias. It seems that trust has slowly disappeared, and they are acting slightly different from the first book. Even though I would have liked more explanations on why Tobias thought the things he did (besides “being in love”), it also showed that relationships are also strained in dire circumstances. Because the story is written in first person, we understand Tris’s side better.

Plot Development/Flow: For me, the story is a little slow to start but picks up as it goes. I like how we get to see the other factions better in this book – their beliefs, customs, etc. I think this helped put things together overall for the war and why certain people joined certain sides. We learn that there are more people who are Divergent; and by the end, why this is important. The “secret” is also revealed by the end of the book, so no worries about a cliffhanger with that information. To be honest, I did see the secret coming just because I saw a movie with a similar set up. (I can’t say which movie because it would be a spoiler for this book and the movie.) I thought about it briefly in the first book, but it becomes more apparent in this one. Despite this, the book ends with room for the last book – what are they going to do with the information they learned?

Standalone or Part of a Series:  Book two of three

Book Promotion: My What if Christmas Wish by Daria White

Today’s book promotion comes from Daria White and her book called My What if Christmas Wish. If you like Romance novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: My What if Christmas Wish
Author: Daria White
Genre:
Romance/Urban Fantasy/Adult

Publisher: BookBaby
Format: eBook
Release Date:
December 13, 2013

Summary:
One woman, one man, one mistake, creates a chance to change the past?

Patrice Nelson is a hard working psychologist with everything she has ever wanted in life, or so she thinks. She has always helped people with their problems, but has failed to see her own inconsistencies. However, when Patrice runs into her old college boyfriend Adam Chambers two weeks before Christmas, she wonders is her life really complete the way it is.

            Seven years have passed since Patrice last saw Adam. Once she does, her old feelings for him begin to resurface, and this time they are stronger than ever. With Christmas quickly approaching, Patrice begins to analyze her own life. Did she make the right decision seven years ago? Or was the man she once loved part of her destiny?

 

 Most suitable for audiences 18+

The Author:

Daria White’s Website: Here
Daria White’s Twitter: Here
Daria White’s Goodreads: Here
Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I’m a romantic at heart; what can I say. Watching the love story unfold with each word I wrote was the most fun to witness.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted my own version of a Christmas story. After seeing and reading other forms of Christmas backdrop stories, I wanted one of my own.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Keep going in pursuing your career as an author. If you’re new to this business, it can be overwhelming at times and sometimes writing is the easy part. Just remember your story is important and someone out there is going to like it. Just be patient, keep writing, and before you know it we’ll all be best sellers!

What is your favorite book?
It might change once I read the next book on my list, but right now my favorite is Romeo and Juliet. I truly think if Juliet would have woken up sooner, maybe she and Romeo could have run off together.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate definitely! I love chocolate

Anything else that you would like to add?
I hope for those who read My What if Christmas Wish will enjoy it just as much as I did writing it. It’s just the beginning for me as an author, and there’s plenty of stories coming in the future. Stay on the lookout!

 

I want to thank Daria White for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read My What if Christmas Wish!

Book Promotion: Rapture at Midnight by Isobelle Cate

Today’s book promotion comes from Isobelle Cateand her book called Rapture at Midnight. If you like paranormal books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Rapture at Midnight
Author: Isobelle Cate
Genre:
Paranormal

Publisher: Amazon
Format: ebook
Release Date:
8/26/2013

Summary:
There is an on-going war between two breeds of immortal warriors who carry human, vampire, and werewolf blood, the Cynn Cruor and the Scatha Cruor. The Cynn Cruor wants to live in harmony with the human race. The Scatha Cruor wants to enslave them. Finn Qualtrough, a Cynn Cruor warrior is on a mission to find Dac Valerian, the leader of the Scatha Cruor responsible for the deaths of many, including his parents. When he pursues three Scatha warriors who can lead him to Dac, he happens upon a woman who awakens a desire within Quinn to claim her as his own.
She is the very essence of his immortal life.
Eirene Spence is an insomniac and a computer genius who loves walking in the park at midnight. She stumbles upon the Scatha Cruor and is almost killed until a handsome stranger rescues her. His touch ignites a hunger inside her that only he can satisfy.
He is her soul.
By some twist of fate, one of Eirene’s clients is Dac Valerian. She is able to tell Finn and the rest of the Cynn Cruor where Dac is hiding. Now Dac wants her dead.

The Author:

Isobelle Cate’s Twitter: Here
Isobelle Cate’s Goodreads: Here
 I want to thank Isobelle Cate for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Rapture at Midnight!

Review for Passion, Power & Sin by Mike Wells

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My Rating: 3.5 /5

Author:  Mike Wells
Title: Passion, Power & Sin

Genre:  Triller

Background:

Amazon Description:
This is Book 1 of the 5 book series – series description below.

In a desperate effort to save her family’s home from foreclosure, a low-paid 24 year old “gofer” at a PR firm begins to recklessly gamble on tips she receives from an anonymous emailer.  She’s soon making more money than she ever imagined and embarks on a thrilling adventure that takes her halfway around the globe.

 

Opinions:

My Short Summary:
With her family home in distress, Heather moves to New York hoping to find a great job to send money back home. Unfortunately, she doesn’t anticipate the hardships and expenses of New York. Finally landing a job (albeit a lowly one in the PR world), Heather realizes that there is probable no way to stop the foreclosure on the house. Her luck changes with two things. First, she catches the eye of a David Winsor who has a wealthy family background. The second is an anonymous person that sends her emails with information that could allow her to win bets. Both lucky breaks are not quite as clear cut as Heather would like. There is something about David that makes her feel rushed into the relationship. Also, there are possible secrets he is keeping from her. The emails contain illegal betting information. How far will Heather go to help her mother and family home?

Narration: Third person – mainly through Heather’s perspective

Character Development: Heather is character that is struggling to make ends meet. She had to sell most of her valuable stuff (including her cell phone) just to make it until she grabbed a crummy job. Her mother refuses to believe that their family home will be foreclosed, and she can’t do anything about it. At the beginning, the reader can tell that Heather is a fighter. She walks 40 blocks to get to work and can meet hardships/tests head on. Her judgment on things is not quite up to par with her fighting spirit. As for the other characters, the reader does not get as much information.

Plot Development/Flow: The plot is straightforward and easy to read through. There are a few things that I would have liked to have seen. First of all, the ending of the first book is very abrupt. I thought I would going into another chapter rather than realizing I should be going to the next book. The conflicts in the first book do not end or are addressed. For one thing, the first scene of the book is never mentioned again or referred to. Perhaps in the other books? Heather obviously gambles to try to win for her mother’s house. Does she get caught? Does she get enough money? Is she too late? No answers in this book, which is what the book is about. One final minor detail that I noticed is an incorrect time difference. England and New York have a difference of five hours (in June), not six. [I’m not sure of Japan’s difference, but it is stated as twelve in the book.] Overall, this really wasn’t a bad story, but the ending could have included more resolutions (even if it belongs to a series.)

Standalone or Part of a Series: First book of a series

Book Promotion: From Out of the Darkness by Karlene Logan

Today’s book promotion comes from Karlene Logan and her book called From Out of the Darkness. If you like thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: From Out of the Darkness
Author: Karlene Logan
Genre:
mystery, romantic thriller, suspense

Publisher: Karlene Logan
Format: ebook, paperback (soon)
Release Date:
10/13/2013

Summary:
From Out of the Darkness — the bogeyman came . . .

Jordan Prescott is young, intelligent, and beautiful, albeit
a little naïve when it comes to men and life. Tragically she’s also no stranger
to heartbreak. Five years ago, her estranged, older sister Christi was found
brutally murdered and the man of Jordan’s dreams vanished.
Now, a shocking letter from her dead sister beckons Jordan
back home, where mysterious circumstances send her life spiraling out of
control ― straight into the path of a vicious killer with unfinished business.
Is the man who haunts Jordan’s dreams her destiny or a calculating,
cold-hearted murderer, or is there someone even closer who wants Jordan dead?
Jordan will risk it all, life and heart, as she struggles to
unravel the mystery of past deceptions that threaten her world today. Truths,
she’s still not certain her mind and heart want to learn. Through a labyrinth
of deceit, danger, and ultimate betrayals, Jordan quickly discovers the one
thing she’s not willing to risk or die for at the hands of a monster is the
very thing her sister fiercely fought and died for five long years ago.

This is a mystery and a romantic thriller that draws the reader in and shows them just how small the world can be when paths cross and betrayals abound.

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The Author:

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The best thing about writing this book was I was 2/3 into another mystery I’d started that was actually turning out to be a lot of work and From Out of the Darkness just came to me- title, characters names, storyline, villain- everything and I titled it this for many reasons first based on the characters and how when you face such bad things and darkness- it can only get better. It was also just after my dad had died and my writing got me through those dark days so it’s kinda a double meaning I felt. The best thing about writing it was the meaning of the entire storyline and getting through dark times

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I may have answered that above. It truly just came to me when writing another novel and I actually stopped the other and wrote this novel- 1200 pages on paper, 500 in book form and kinda kept the paper companies in biz with this one and a few others-lo

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Well, as I’m still one of those, I’d have to say believe in you, your writing and just write from the heart for yourself and if you love it, others may as well.
At some point, when your story is complete, you’ve got a copyright it is done and to stop the inner critic that is always saying I can fix this, change that and just let the story and characters go and move onto another great time and place and characters- be happy with all your hard work

What is your favorite book?
Vincent Van Gogh Diaries

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
all- just tea in evening

Anything else that you would like to add?
I
‘d like to say thank you for taking your time, just to get through all of this. I read a ton, so I know it’s a lot of time and effort, but reading for fun is what makes books so great.

I’m also a poet, there’s a poem I created on my Amazon author page titled Words- because everybody in the world has started reading one word at a time. And words live on, even when the great ones have passed- we still get to enjoy their creative genius for centuries- and that makes words priceless

 

I want to thank Karlene Logan for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read From Out of the Darkness!