Monday, May 29, 2017

Limited Time Sale


by LM Preston

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Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting. Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.

Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood.

On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

Extended Excerpt

Peter took a moment to catch his breath. “I left. I left the grounds. But something bad has happened. Sh-she…Hanna died!” He coughed and his eyes watered. “Because of me! My fault. It was my fault. You gotta help her! I always screw up. Always. Please…”

Pastor Finn put his hands on Peter’s shoulders and shook him. “Why’d you leave? I told you never to leave here. You’ll put us all in danger. Yourself in danger. I didn’t save your butt for you to screw this up, boy.” He yanked Peter by the shirt and down the stairs. Then dragged him, practically running, all the way to the cellar stairs where he pointed at the small door where Peter had escaped. “Sixteen years old and you think you are man enough to make it out there?” he grumbled. “This is where you got out?” He sighed. “You don’t understand.”

“It’s my fault! Did you hear me? I killed someone! You gotta help her.” Peter jerked out of his grasp and grabbed Pastor Finn’s shirt, facing off with him. For once in a long while, he stared down the man eye to eye. He straightened up to his full height. The older man’s gray crew cut and piercing blue eyes were filled with fear. Peter’s hand loosened in shock that it was the first time he remembered that Pastor Finn looked afraid.

“I can’t help the dead.” He pushed Peter’s hands away from him. “But I have to help you. Come with me.” Peter watched him, confused. His teeth clenched at Pastor Finn’s betrayal. “I thought you were different. I have to go back. Bury her, like she deserves.” Peter stumbled backwards.

Peter Saints Interview

1.      How old are you?
I’m seventeen years old. My birthday just past, but no gifts made it my way. Guess I ticked off Pastor Finn too much this year, and he figures making me wait for a present will make me admit to the stupidity of my wacked up ways. Not happening.
2.      Describe where you sleep.
Sleep? Man, who sleeps in an orphanage filled with kids who all got the stink of a chip on their shoulder? But if you wanna know where I lay my head, it’ll be a toss up between the hole in the cellar on a raggedy mattress or in the converted pantry closet of the orphanage.
3.      Where do you have a scar or birthmark? Describe circumstances surrounding your scars.
You would ask me about it. The scar – or gift, Hanna told me it was. But she put it there, right on the palm of my hand, as revenge I think – for causing her death. I’m not talking about it anymore, cause it’s something no one’s supposed to know about. Haven’t figured out why yet, but it scared Pastor Finn to death when he saw it.
4.      Do you have an embarrassing habit?
Well, it’s not embarrassing as I kinda do it on purpose. At the orphanage, Pastor Finn makes us speak ‘proper English’ and every once in awhile, I slip into slang. I don’t know if subconsciously, I do it to tick him off, or if it’s a bad habit. But I do know it irritates the heck out of Pastor Finn and usually gets a laugh or two out of the other kids.
5.      What is something you feel guilty about?
Guilt. Now that’s a word I’m not wanting to hear. I got a lot of it, and it all stems from the fact that I’ve caused the death of at least three people I cared about. I don’t know why, but I’m cursed or something. And even with the death of my parents, Hanna’s death, in my heart I know I caused it.
 6.      Describe yourself sitting in your favorite spot.
In the cellar. I’m alone there. And me being alone is probably the safest thing for me or anyone around me.
7.      Tell me about your family?
My father was the best dad anyone could ask for. Really he was. Now Pastor Finn ain’t bad either, and he’s all I got now. My mother, she’s an Island girl, smells like roses and loved me enough to throw herself in front of a killer to save me.
8.      What do you do to have fun?
Dancing is my thing. I love to do it. I sneak out of the orphanage all the time to go to the club, dance and joke around with the girls there. When I’m not doing that, I like to tick off Pastor Finn so him and I can fight it out, then he takes me on the back roads to drive his sports cars. Don’t let that get out about him letting me drive his cars, the other kids at the orphanage don’t know, and if they did, they’d probably start ticking him off as much as I do.
9.      What kind of girl would you fall for?
I like my girl gorgeous with some fight in her. She can’t be a pushover, but she’s got to love me – only me, cause I don’t share. Ever.
10.  What’s the next big thing?
To keep running until I find someone or something I can call - home. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Looking for book bloggers for a Cover Reveal

The cover for 4-Ever Hunted is due to be released on July 14th. If you can reveal the cover on that date, please sign up. There is a short form. Thank you.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Aphrodite's Closet
Author: Suzy Turner
Chick Lit / Mystery / Romantic Comedy
Published: May 9th 2017

Agatha Trout didn’t even know she had a Great Aunt Petunia, so imagine her surprise when she finds Petunia left her a corner shop in her will. But it’s not just any old corner shop—it’s a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: an adults-only sex shop.
While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?
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Born in England and raised in Portugal, Suzy lives with her childhood sweetheart Michael, two crazy dogs and a cat.
Shortly after completing her studies, Suzy worked as a trainee journalist for a local newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she took the job of assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher before becoming editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine. Early in 2010 however, Suzy became a full time author. She has since written several books: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga), Daisy Madigan's Paradise, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, The Temporal Stone, Looking for Lucy Jo, We Stand Against Evil (The Morgan Sisters), Forever Fredless, And Then There Was You, Stormy Summer and her latest, Aphrodite’s Closet.
In 2015 she launched her popular 40+ lifestyle blog which continues to go from strength to strength, while just over a year later, she trained to become a yoga instructor. Suzy continues to write, blog and teach yoga in one of Portugal’s loveliest settings - the Algarve.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Interview with a Villain Month

This month I will be interviewing some villains for my blog. 

But first, let's talk about what makes a good villain. Do you like your bad guy with sarcastic wit and an evil gleam in his eye? Do you prefer a bad guy with a logical plan or one that is bat-sh*t crazy?

Here is a list of some of my truly favorite villains. (they are in no particular order).

1. Spike (from Buffy): He is sarcastic and fun, and his love for Drusilla drew me in. Since he had killed two slayers you know he's good at being bad. Then he went and fell in love with Buffy. Personally I like the old Spike better, the one who would kill at the drop of a hat. My favorite moment of his is when he killed the Chosen Child, the evil thing that Buffy had tried and failed to kill. Spike did it so fast that I kept expecting it to not be real. Way to go, Spike!

2. The Joker: Heath Ledger did such an amazing job making this guy hilariously insane. He even burns a pile of money cause he doesn't care about it. He just wants to have a good time fighting the bat-guy. LOL

3. Lex Luthor: I'm talking about the Lex from Smallville. It wasn't really his fault. He was meant to be the bad guy. With a father like Lionel Luther it was bound to happen. My favorite moment with Lex was when he told Clark Kent, "I am the villain of this story." Or something like that. I also loved how he found out Clark was an alien like three of four different times, and he always had a different reaction. Once he was stunned and angry that Clark didn't confide in him. One time he was happy and wanted to help Clark keep the secret. And so on and so on. Then something would happen and he wouldn't remember finding out. That set it up so he could find out again. LOVE it!

4. Voldemort: This villain from the Harry Potter books and movies is cool because he keeps trying to come back. No matter what happens to him, even death, he is still lurking about. And he is such a freaky thing.

5. Jersey Clifford: Okay, yes, this one is mine. I think he's good enough to make the list. He isn't totally evil. It isn't his fault that he was made into a werewolf and likes it. More than anything I love how he has an appreciation for good literature.

6. Darth Vader: He's not that great, but so many people mention him when talking about villains, so I guess I will too. I just don't think he was that well-rounded. He breathed heavy and choked people with his mind. End of story. 

7. Rumplestiltskin: From Once Upon A Time on television, this guy makes me very happy. He is pure evil at heart, but he has moments of good. True, most of the time he thinks he is doing good when he is really doing bad stuff. I love how he makes deals and always twists them to benefit himself. Even Hades was worried about him.

8. Hades: Which brings us to this guy. In Greek Mythology, he really isn't that impressive, but I've read stories where they make him more interesting. Someday my Dragon's Breath books will come out. Then you'll see how bad Hades can be.

I've run out of time. Maybe I'll add a few more later. Watch this blog for interviews with villains- COMING SOON!