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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Top Ten Indie Authors



Top Ten Indie Authors
This is a list of MY favorite Indie Authors and has nothing to do with who sold what, awards, or how many books they've written. These are Indie Authors that I know and respect. Let's see how many of them you know.  In no particular order:

1. Quinn Loftis: Quinn lives in Arkansas and has several YA books available on Amazon and other sites including the popular Grey Wolves Series and her newest fabulous novel titled "Dream of Me." This is one talented lady. If you haven't read one of her books yet, you should do yourself a favor and pick one up. Here is the link for "Dream of Me," only 2.99 at Amazon.

Dream of Me at Amazon


2. Holly Kelly: Holly lives in Utah and is a mom to six rambunctious kids. How does she find time to write? I have no idea. But I do know that her Rising Series is awesome. I mean, come on, how can you beat a series on mermaids? I'm currently reading book one and enjoying it. Can't wait to move on to the next, and you can download the first book for free at Amazon (I can't guarantee it will be free when you decide to go look, so hurry).

Rising at Amazon


3. Jon Messenger: Jon serves in the Army and wrote "Brink of Distinction" while serving in Iraq. But his book "Wolves of the Northern Rift" is what I'm most interested in at this time. You have got to check out the cover here. Beautiful. I admit I haven't read any of his books YET, but they sound awesome and are on my ever growing TBR list. If you want to try a book for free, "Wind Warrior" is available for download at no cost at this moment.

Wind Warrior at Amazon


4. Suzy Turner: Suzy lives in Portugal, lucky girl, and I've had the pleasure getting to know her through a writing group we both belong to. She's always willing to give someone a helping hand, and I love her writing style. Her book Raven is free right now, but my favorite is "The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw" and it is available for less than a dollar.

The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw at Amazon


5. Keary Taylor: Keary lives on an island. That's right. You heard me. She lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. How cool is that? This girl is a cyclone of activity, always doing something creative, working hard, taking care of her kids, traveling the country to meet her fans at book events. And she has a LOT of fans. She writes a variety of genres, so I just picked a free book for you to try at random.

The Bane at Amazon


6. Sherry Ficklin: Sherry is a popular author. Perhaps you've heard of "Queen of Someday." But I want to talk to you about "Haunting Zoe." I haven't read it yet, but it sounds awesome. Seriously, a love story where one of the characters is a ghost. Sounds good to me. You can try it for free (at least at the time that I am writing this.)

Haunting Zoe at Amazon


7. Heather Hildenbrand: Heather has two homes; she splits her time between Virginia and the island of Guam. That's cool. Don't you think? Anyway, I haven't read these books yet, but I keep hearing about them. Rumor has it that NBC is thinking about making a show based on them. That would be awesome. You can check out Imitation for free (at the time of this post)

Imitation at Amazon


8. Bryna Butler: Bryna and I met through a writer's group. She's a wonderful lady and extremely busy with her writing. Her book was featured on a coffee table in the background on an Internet vampire series inspired by Rachel Caine's "Morganville" series. Bryna's first book, "Of Sun & Moon" is free at this time.

Of Sun & Moon at Amazon


9. Liz Long: Liz and I have been friends for a while now. We share a love of super hero movies. Her favorite is Captain America, but I prefer Iron Man. She has written an interesting series with a circus, a girl who can control fire, and a murder mystery thrown in. It isn't free, but it is under a dollar.

Gifted at Amazon


10. Kasi Blake: LOL. Well, I threw myself in because I am worn out from trying to come up with enough Indie Authors I personally know to fill this list. Anyway, I live on a farm in the Midwest, surrounded by animals, and I am a Supernatural-fanatic. You can read Vampires Rule for free or get Bait for under a dollar (at this time).

Vampires Rule at Amazon

Bait at Amazon

Do you know of any incredible Indie Authors not on the list? Feel free to talk about them in the comments. If they have a book for free or one under a dollar, let us know. I'd be willing to give them a try.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Release Day!!!

NEW RELEASES TODAY:

Clean Teen Publishing has two exciting new releases today. Go check them out and get your copy today to take advantage of the release day sale of $2 off!

CREATURA by Nely Cab

Ebook - Creatura-2  

AMAZON / NOOK

 
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn't bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he's not a monster and he's not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
Who would've known...that sometimes love is lethal?

HOLY AND THE FALLEN

Ebook - Holly and the Fallen 2  

AMAZON / NOOK

 
With the Northern City under construction, Micah and Eden's lives are about to change again, when Micah is given new directions. It's time for the Watchers, the fallen angels buried in the earth, to make their final choice—serve the captain or choose to remain loyal to Semjaza, the dark leader who led them to their downfall. Micah soon learns, however, that Eden is the one thing Semjaza wants more than anything, and he will go to great lengths to obtain her.
Torn between fulfilling his mission and not wanting to leave the ones he cares about, Micah must learn what it truly means to be the captain's seer. Eden's friends will be tested as they try to protect her, while each one of them discover there may be more to their gifts than they'd thought. In the war between angels and demons, gifts will be discovered and truths uncovered. All the while, one moment of weakness can prove to be the undoing of them all.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cover Reveal

COVER REVEAL: A Castle For Dragons by Julie Wetzel

Crimson Tree Publishing has a new cover reveal for the DRAGONS OF ETERNITY Series by Julie Wetzel. This exciting Romantic Fantasy series has its first novel— ON THE ACCIDENTAL WINGS OF DRAGONS— releasing in June 2015. Below is the cover reveal for the second book to release in the series called A CASTLE FOR DRAGONS. This is a first archive—or prequel— for the DRAGONS OF ETERNITY Series.
Ebook - Castle for Dragons  
 
Release Date: August 11, 2015
With a dragon ravaging the countryside, the Prince of Dragons sends out his best man, Patrick Mylan. His orders—secure an abandoned castle and stop the foul beast from stealing more maidens. This shouldn't be an issue for an Elite of Eternity
But there is more going on than there seems. When other dragons are sighted in the area, the town sends their maidens to their new lord for protection. Patrick's life just became a lot more complicated. With the dragon he's hunting acting odd and a castle filled with women distracting him, how is he supposed to do the job he was sent for? And what are the ladies going to do when they find out he's the other dragon in the area?
A Castle for Dragons is a prequel novel to On the Wings of Accidental Dragons by Julie Wetzel.

PRE-ORDER BOOK #1 TODAY:

Ebook-2B-2BDragons-2B2  
AVAILABLE JUNE 9, 2015
When Michael Duncan is sent to investigate the disappearance of several dragon subjects, he finds himself in a bind. Locked in a dungeon, his only hope lies wrapped in a bundle of cloth tossed at his feet. One kiss and his life is changed forever. Hunted by his own people for crimes he didn't commit, Michael has to learn a whole new life at the hands of a beautiful woman. Can she help him clear his name, or will just being in her presence get him sentenced to death?
Carissa Markel doesn't know who this man chained to the wall is, but he's her only chance for escape. She has power, but, born without a voice, she lacks the means to wield it. One choice, made in desperation, sends them running for his life. Does she have the strength to help him clear his name? And what will her brother, the King of Dragons, do if he finds out what she's done? That's immaterial, the real question is… can she keep her hands off him long enough to find out?

COVER REVEAL: A Castle For Dragons by Julie Wetzel

Crimson Tree Publishing has a new cover reveal for the DRAGONS OF ETERNITY Series by Julie Wetzel. This exciting Romantic Fantasy series has its first novel— ON THE WINGS OF ACCIDENTAL DRAGONS— releasing in June 2015. Below is the cover reveal for the second book to release in the series called A CASTLE FOR DRAGONS. This is a first archive—or prequel— for the DRAGONS OF ETERNITY Series.
Ebook - Castle for Dragons  
 
Release Date: August 11, 2015
With a dragon ravaging the countryside, the Prince of Dragons sends out his best man, Patrick Mylan. His orders—secure an abandoned castle and stop the foul beast from stealing more maidens. This shouldn't be an issue for an Elite of Eternity
But there is more going on than there seems. When other dragons are sighted in the area, the town sends their maidens to their new lord for protection. Patrick's life just became a lot more complicated. With the dragon he's hunting acting odd and a castle filled with women distracting him, how is he supposed to do the job he was sent for? And what are the ladies going to do when they find out he's the other dragon in the area?
A Castle for Dragons is a prequel novel to On the Wings of Accidental Dragons by Julie Wetzel.

PRE-ORDER BOOK #1 TODAY:

Ebook-2B-2BDragons-2B2  
AVAILABLE JUNE 9, 2015
When Michael Duncan is sent to investigate the disappearance of several dragon subjects, he finds himself in a bind. Locked in a dungeon, his only hope lies wrapped in a bundle of cloth tossed at his feet. One kiss and his life is changed forever. Hunted by his own people for crimes he didn't commit, Michael has to learn a whole new life at the hands of a beautiful woman. Can she help him clear his name, or will just being in her presence get him sentenced to death?
Carissa Markel doesn't know who this man chained to the wall is, but he's her only chance for escape. She has power, but, born without a voice, she lacks the means to wield it. One choice, made in desperation, sends them running for his life. Does she have the strength to help him clear his name? And what will her brother, the King of Dragons, do if he finds out what she's done? That's immaterial, the real question is… can she keep her hands off him long enough to find out?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vote For A Killer

Secrets and Lies

I just finished watching the newest episode of Secrets and Lies. It's driving me crazy, trying to figure out who the killer is, and so I am casting my vote now.  I'll also tell you why I suspect them.

My vote is going to the youngest daughter.  Why do I think the little girl killed the little boy across the street?

1. Did you see how Cornell (Juliette Lewis) was staring at her both at the fair and later at home? They try to make it look like Cornell is wanting to protect her or wanting to question her, but it's because she thinks the girl did the deed.

2. The girl has a major jealous streak. She tells her father that she's a daddy's girl and has to stay with him. Then she gets upset when he invites the neighbor to tag along. When he tells her he's going to wait with Jess while she goes for popcorn, she screams to bring him running. She's upset over something, and they make it look like it's something she saw on her phone, but she broke her phone cause she's jealous.

3. We know she overheard the fight her parents had over Jess the night of Tom's murder. Her mom threw her dad out, and he went drinking. Abby, afraid of losing her father, decides that if she gets rid of Tom, Jess will move away. I'm sure she was also jealous of the time her dad spent with Tom. He said the kid was like a son to him.

4. Abby is missing.  Everyone is frantic, worried the girl could be in danger, but she's the killer.  So, she's fine.

5. She was obviously alone that night. Dad was at a bar and then passed out on the couch. The mother was with her boyfriend, and we established a long time ago that the oldest daughter was not where she was supposed to be.

6. I thought all along that the boy wouldn't leave the house if an adult tried to lure him out, but he'd go with another kid.

7. She wanted him to drown cause she knew he couldn't swim, but when he tried to leave, she hit him with her dad's flashlight.

8. It would have been very easy for her to borrow her dad's flashlight.

9. She probably saw her dad coming from the house across the street after putting Tom to bed.  Maybe she was even watching through the window when he tucked the kid in and kissed him goodnight.

10. Almost forgot important evidence. They are looking at the blood splatter. Through that they can tell how tall a person is, and when the guy gives Cornell his conclusions on the blood splatter tests, she says, "It was her."  Jess and Christy are about the same height.  Abby is the only one noticeably shorter. It was her.

11. She also says something very telling, that she thought it would make Jess sad to be around places that remind her of her son. So, Abby thought by getting rid of Tom, she would make Jess want to move away.

Anyway, my money is on her. 

Abby had motive: to keep her family together.
She had means: her dad's flashlight.
And she had opportunity: She was at home alone.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Grey's Anatomy

TOP TEN DEATHS ON GREY'S ANATOMY

After watching last night's episode--this will contain major spoilers if you'v'e somehow managed not to hear who they killed off, stop here--I have had enough.  No more.  I am not watching this show ever again.  Yes, killing off characters is sometimes a good thing to further the story, touch your audience, or make a meaningful point that keeps people thinking days later.  But killing off yet another great character in an ironic/sad way was just stupid.  I've had enough.

So, I am dedicating this to McDreamy (who will live on in reruns), and to all the other wonderful characters I loved and then lost thanks to this show.

They are in no particular order.


10.  George: I'll never forget how they tried to make us think George had gone off to join the military only to have Meredith figure out that the grotesque, swollen patient that got ran over by a bus is actually George.  This one didn't hit me that hard. I wasn't that invested in George, but I think this was the start of the kill-off-characters-for-a-shock-effect.

9.  Kyle Chandler: I loved this actor on Friday Night Lights and was happy to see him guest starring as a bomb expert on Grey's.  Unfortunately, he was blown to bits.  Thanks for that.

8.  Meredith's stepmom: I can't remember her name and didn't care that much about her character, but Meredith's father blamed her for the woman's death.  It was just another slap in the face to my favorite female character on the show.  It's a wonder Meredith isn't even more screwed up than she is.

7.  Meredith's real mom: When Ellis Grey died, I felt it was about time, but she couldn't leave without being hateful one more time to Meredith.  Love that Derek stood up for her.  He was such a wonderful character.

6.  Denny:  Played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan from my favorite show Supernatural (people die on this show all the time, but they get to come back), I loved Denny.  Izzy fell in love with and agreed to marry him.  Then she got ready for a banquet in the hospital and came down the elevator to show Denny her beautiful dress.  Of course, he was dead.  It was shocking, and this was the first death I really cared about.  This is when I should have stopped watching.

5.  Mark:  I was shocked when they killed off Mark following a plane crash.  He managed to survive a short time in the hospital.  I still miss him..


4.  Lexie: Meredith's sister also died in the plane crash.  I thought that was brutal enough without also taking out Mark.  Too much too fast, people.  And I really liked her.

3.  Avery's baby:  When April and Jackson lost their baby, that was also a box-of-tissues moment.  Hated to see that happen.  

2.  Derek:  This was the straw that broke the camel's back.  
Although the show is about people working, living, and dying in a hospital, it is also the story of Derek and Meredith.  We saw them meet, fall in love, go through hell to be together, and travel through a lot of storms.  Derek was shot, in a plane crash, and suffered through a lot of other terrible things, but he always lived.  To see him die from stupid mistakes and from an injury he ironically could have saved a person from was just too much.

1. FILL IN THE NEXT CHARACTER: This is an empty slot for the next incredible character they kill off.  I, however, will not be watching. 

Goodbye, Derek.

Goodbye, Grey's Anatomy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CTP Supernatural Sequels Spectacular

TWO EXCITING SEQUELS RELEASE TODAY!

Today is a great day for reading and we have the perfect books for you. We have a Clean Teen Publishing and a Crimson Tree Publishing book releasing today. Both are exciting New Adult Paranormal Romance books. Check them out below and make sure to go grab your copy before the price goes up. Happy Reading!
Also, don't forget to join the release day party online! We have tons of great games, prizes, author interaction and more. Plus, it's virtual, so you can attend in your pajamas! If you haven't partied with us in the past, you are missing out on a night of fun. Check out our party Tuesday night on our Facebook Event Page.
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AVENGING by Holly Kelly

(Book #3 in the Rising Series. Read book #1— RISING— for FREE!)
Ebook - Avenging

AMAZON / NOOK

Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwavering—until he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms. When he finally came to his senses, he abandoned her to return to his refuge in the sea.
Twenty years later, he comes face to face with his daughter. Triton is both thrilled and frightened to learn he's a father. Meeting the child he never knew fills a void in his life. But at the same time, he once again finds his heart at risk. Even more terrifying, he's forced to admit he's still in love with Nicole. Gathering his courage, he leaves the sea to seek her out. But the pain he caused is not easily forgotten. And mending broken hearts should be the least of his worries. The elements are in commotion, threatening the utter destruction of mankind. And much to the sea god's surprise, the human woman he loves may be the key to saving them all.

CHASING MIDNIGHT by Ranae Glass

(Book #2 in the Dark of Night Series. Read book #1— CHASING DAYBREAK— for FREE!)
Ebook Chasing Midnight 4

AMAZON / NOOK

Isabel Stone's life is far from normal. She's a girl with problems—vampire problems to be specific and, now, she also has one ticked-off specter on her hands.
Approached by a childhood friend and medium, Isabel agrees to look into the murder of a local girl, only to wind up inhabited by the solitary witness—a centuries-old ghost who is all too happy to piggyback along in Isabel's body, and she's not leaving until the culprit is behind bars. With the help of her partner, Shane, and her crazy family, Isabel struggles to get to the truth, unmask a killer, and deal with her growing feelings for not one, but two, of the sexy, undead men vying for her heart. Just when things are finally falling into place, a huge revelation takes her out of the frying pan… and straight into the fire.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Trailer

Here is the new and exciting book trailer for Crushed!  (squeal)

Crushed Trailer