Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Indie Book Release: TOKEN (Kelly Gendron)

New Indie Book Release:
TOKEN (Daring the Kane Brothers) - Kelly Gendron
Contemporary Adult Romance (210 Pages - March 2017)

TOKEN: USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Breaking the Declan Brothers Series, now brings you Daring the Kane Brothers Series! TOKEN is #1 of five new daring, sexy brothers who will heat up your Kindle!

- "Token and Harley... their journey was brilliant, beautiful, flawed, real, and intense. Not too heavy... not too light... just the right mix of angst and romance to hook it's claws in you from the start. I devoured their story and was so smitten by the time it was over." - Reader Review

About the Book

TOKEN (Kelly Gendron)
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Retired boxer, TOKEN KANE is comfortable on a motorcycle but little does this Irish rogue know the next Harley he picks up will give him the ride of his life.

One week out of the year, HARLEY REDBOURNE puts away her good-girl and completely let's go. It's around the same time that her dark past resurfaces.

But this year is different, when it's time to put her past away, the darkness wants to stay.

About the Author

Author Kelly Gendron
Author Kelly Gendron
USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, Breaking the Declan Brothers, and a few other romantic suspense novels.

When she's not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she's out meeting new people while representing a group of reputable nursing facilities.

You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her.

Kelly loves to hear from her readers, and meeting new people.

Connect with Kelly Gendron via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Indie Author Interview: Rusty Blackwood

Indie Author Interview with Rusty Blackwood - Author of the Contemporary Romance/Drama Willow's Walk.

Canadian romantic fiction Indie Author Rusty Blackwood is a prolific writer of children's short stories, contemporary and traditional poetry, comedy, and romantic fiction drama, her favorite genre, and one in which she excels. Willow's Walk, which earned a 5 star rating while still in pre-release, is her ninth title.

Interview with Rusty Blackwood

Author Rusty Blackwood
Author Rusty Blackwood
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Rusty Blackwood: I am not professionally trained in this field, meaning I hold no English BA, however I did well in the subject, loved English Composition throughout school, always had a keen understanding of the language, and possessed a flair for imaginative expression in the written word. I would have enjoyed following that course throughout my working life, however that wanting was not to be filled until 2001 when I was fortunate to be able to give serious attention to writing, and began my first romance novel. I had written both traditional and contemporary poetry throughout my adult life, and I decided to put my first collection together under the title, Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought, which I published in 2009 through Xlibris Publishing. This was followed in 2010 with my first collection of children’s short stories entitled, Young Minds. This was followed by my 2-part romance drama, Passion in Paris: Connections to the Past released in 2010, and Directions of the Heart in 2011. That same year, through an unfortunate dissension with the publisher; I pulled my titles and terminated my contract. After some serious thought, I began using Create Space Publishing Platform, and published my second poetry collection in September of 2011 entitled, Impressions, containing selected poems from my first collection, accompanied with new. That same year I republished my previous children’s collection, accompanied with new stories, in a second collection entitled, Through the Eyes of Innocence. In 2012 I published my first short story comedy entitled, The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom. In 2013, after a total rewrite and conversion of my previous 2-part romance into one novel, I celebrated the release of my 4-star romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary. I was very pleased with this, as it was the way I had originally wanted it done. Finally, in December of 2015, I released my second romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk. This novel, which was given a 5 star rating by Readers’ Favorite while still in pre-release, was pulled briefly for a short refit, and re-released in early October of 2016.

"I have always been drawn to expressive writing."

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I have always been drawn to expressive writing. By this I mean where the characters truly come alive, their stories present themselves in a vivid way, and the reader is totally immersed into the book. It takes a special talent to do this effectively. A few of my favorite authors wrote primarily for children, and they are Canadian author, Lucy Maude Montgomery, and American authors, Laura Ingalls-Wilder, Anna Sewell, and Louisa May Alcott. Anyone who is familiar with these names would be familiar with their excellent work. I very much admire Margaret Mitchells’ Gone with the Wind, and Emilie Brontes’ Wuthering Heights. I very much enjoyed Kathryn Stocketts’ The Help, and I have always enjoyed Steven King’s work, pretty much anything he has written.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I would say at age six in grade one. Story time was my favorite time of the day, and I loved listening to the different stories the teacher would read to the class, and traveling in my mind to the many places she would read about.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really, but it most likely would have been about an animal, no doubt a horse as the horse has always been my favorite animal.

"I have to feel what I write."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Willow's Walk (Rusty Blackwood)

Willow's Walk (Rusty Blackwood)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance/Drama Willow's Walk by Rusty Blackwood.

Willow's Walk addresses the dangers of social media within the context of a romantic fiction story line. Social media sites can sometimes be wonderful places to form new relationships. They are also fraught with danger for the unsuspecting.

The Book has been published via Amazon / CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 481 pages - released in October 2016.

About the Book

The path each person walks is entirely their own.

The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far different path, and with her own agenda.

Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love - will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?

The 5-star romantic fiction drama, Willow's Walk, is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.

Willow's Walk (Rusty Blackwood)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "A contemporary romance novel, Willow's Walk is a story that is so familiar, making it easy to relate to. Rusty Blackwood's creative writing style is simple and smooth and this makes the book such an enjoyable read. Her characters are well rounded and believable, and she always finds a redeeming value in each of them, the villains included, and this makes all of them quite human. I highly recommend this book!" - Maria Beltran

- "Willow's Walk by Rusty Blackwood is a contemporary novel with elements of romance, intrigue, love, adventure, family, and more. Willow has been presented as a human being that anyone can empathize with, with strengths, weaknesses, and flaws just like anyone else. The writing style is lyrical, and genuine and the story flows seamlessly. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life story of a person presented in such a wonderful manner." - Gisela Dixon

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Ronald And Other Plays (Chris Orcutt)

New Indie Book Release:
The Ronald And Other Plays - Chris Orcutt
Drama / Humor / Political Satire (227 Pages - March 2017)

The Ronald And Other Plays features a full-length dramatic work of political satire and five one-act plays.

About the Book

The Ronald And Other Plays (Chris Orcutt)
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"Fabulously Caucasian" billionaire The Ronald decides to run for President of the Incorporated States of Freedomland. Aiding him in his quest are his sexy genius daughter, his accountant, a conservative professor, a Broadway producer, his idiot sons, a TV entertainment reporter, a pizza delivery-boy, and the Cork Brothers--a pair of 1,000-year-old vampires.

The play presents a behind-the-scenes look at a calculating narcissist's Presidential campaign, from his decision to run, to the months leading up to the election, to the day before he takes office.

Also in the collection are five original short plays.

The Clean-Shaven Secretary with the Pistol: What happens when a theatre company attempts to stage a short period drama, and the producers decide, without warning, to insert a commercial break?

Dark and Stormy Night: An autumn night, a desolate diner, and a lonely, beautiful waitress. Enter a man dressed like an L.L. Bean model and carrying a splitting maul. Is he a murderer or her romantic salvation?

Front Page Above the Fold: At a local city daily newspaper, competition between reporters for the front page story is fierce. So fierce, it's personal.

Microbrew: Two 20-something slackers live above grandma June, but they aren't getting anything past her. What she isn't prepared for, however, is her grandson's bewitching homemade beer.

Kansas City This is Former Air Force One: August 9, 1974--the day President Richard Nixon resigned his office. Oh, to be a fly on the wall during his flight home! But this play, you are.

* All of the plays in this collection, including the political satire The Ronald, may be performed royalty-free by amateur theater companies (high schools, colleges and community theater groups).

Saturday, March 04, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Jude (Kathy Coopmans)

New Indie Book Release:
Jude - Kathy Coopmans
Contemporary Romance (300 Pages - February 2017)

Jude is one complicated hard headed man. He isn't afraid to say sorry when he is wrong. Vivian is a spitfire she isn't afraid to stand up for the ones she loves. They both make for an interesting couple. They make each other complete.

"Kathy writes with such intelligence yet the book is infused with humor and lighthearted banter between friends. And the hotness factor - wow. This book deserves far more than the 5 stars I'm able to give it." - Reader Review

About the Book

Jude (Kathy Coopmans)
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I faked my way long enough by keeping my mouth shut, painting a fake smile on my face and focusing hard on my job.
I quit going out to find that random piece of ass.
Not a one of them would stand up to her anyway.
She hates me, loathes me even.
Little does Vivian Shepard know I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve than she will ever begin to imagine to get her to change her mind, to get my chance.
I’m not giving up.
I want her, and by God, I’ll fight as dirty as I can get to have her.
No matter what!

Of course, I knew it was a one- night stand.
It’s was the perfect night before all hell broke loose to be quite honest.
Drinking, talking and flirting.
One I relished in as I tried to gravitate my mind back to solid ground after soaring so high I could feel the rush of flying.
My stomach dipped, my heart fluttered, and my toes curled inward and then I splattered to the hard surface of the ground.
Jude Westbrooke opened his big fat mouth.
He ruined it, ruined me, ruined it all.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Ashovania's Demon (Derrick R. Lafayette)

Ashovania's Demon (Derrick R. Lafayette)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Epic Fantasy / Steampunk Novel Ashovania's Demon by Derrick R. Lafayette.

Ashovania's Demon: The author blends many elements to keep the reader on their toes. Never quite knowing where the story will go, or what new creatures, technology, or plot twist may lie hidden within the pages.

The Book has been published via Amazon / CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 308 pages - released in October 2016.

About the Book

In the year 814, the country of Ashovania is reaching a tipping point in a 100 year civil war.

Both factions, Avalon, and Alastair are battling over the illustrious, and mysterious Arcane Rune, which is said to bring prosperity to the soil of the planet. However, things go wrong when the king of Avalon is killed, and his son gains control of the kingdom. He is unfit to helm the war, almost dooming Avalon completely. Not to mention that he's been suffering from hallucinations of a demon.

The story revolves around several people in the country, their connection with the rune, and the explanation of what the demon actually is.

Ashovania's Demon (Derrick R. Lafayette)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Five stars are not enough. A galaxy, a universe are not enough. I laughed, I cried, my soul was ripped from me and lifted to the heavens.[...]" - Chris Nadarajah

- "From page one, you set foot in a different world. Lafayette's imagination unfolds as you turn each page! I can't wait to read the next volume! Bravo!" - Just La (Amazon)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Ultimate Shades Of Horror (John Wing)

New Indie Book Release:
Ultimate Shades Of Horror - John Wing
Horror (300 Pages - January 2017)

Ultimate Shades Of Horror includes stories that are different shades of horror; some of them being rather subtle in their telling, while others are definitely full-on horror, but all of them occur in the everyday living of life, where maybe, just maybe, they could indeed happen.

"Very good and varied stories with strong descriptions and good tension. Especially liked Transplant, Driver and the Hitcher and The Tree. Well worth reading!" - Reader Review

About the Book

Ultimate Shades Of Horror (John Wing)
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Amazing collection of horror stories that will infiltrate the darkest corners of your mind, unleashing a web of fear, evil, and the unknown.

In these pages you'll read about

- the man who can no longer control his own mind;
- an evil tree that will stop at nothing to wipe out humanity;
- a woman who becomes obsessed with the numbers 11:11;
- four people who have to face their worst nightmares when they walk through Death's Door;
- a millionaire who swaps his own body for another with dire consequences.
- and more frightening and macabre tales.

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Flowers Need Watering (Marcus Lopés)

New Indie Book Release:
The Flowers Need Watering - Marcus Lopés
Literary Fiction / Family Drama (225 Pages - February 2017)

The Flowers Need Watering is a story of one man’s struggle to understand the meaning of family — a penetrating meditation on loss, truth and betrayal, and, ultimately, the redemptive value of forgiveness.

"[...] it kept me on my toes and Mateo in particular was a well thought out and complex character. The author manages to change your opinion about him more than once. Liking him, disliking him, liking him again. really quite good. Writing-wise the book is top notch. Very well written throughout. I'm hopeful to see more from this author soon." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Flowers Need Watering (Marcus Lopés)
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Mateo Borden, after his spontaneous decision to come out to his parents at twenty, ends up a devastated young man when they disown him. A year later when his best friend, Liam Robertson, takes a job in New York City, the last thing he expects is to be asked to go, too. Mateo’s decision to remain in Halifax and, consequently, his rejection of Liam’s declaration of love, shatters their friendship. Broken and angry, Mateo tries to redefine family and friendship in the face of these two overwhelming losses.

Years pass and, as the novel opens, Mateo has come of age. He’s twenty-nine and a rock star on the literary scene. He is, for the most part, living a happy life, surrounded by the people who matter to him most — Simon Denault, his partner of five years; Melinda Borden-Grey, his feisty older sister; Zane Grey, Melinda’s even-tempered husband; and his precocious nephew, Xavier.

Until a call in the middle of the night puts Mateo on a collision course with his past, and leads to two life-altering reunions — one with his dying father, Peter; the other with Liam, who has quietly returned home.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Brandon's Artistic Passion (Janice L. Dennie)

Brandon's Artistic Passion (Janice L. Dennie)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Romance Novel Brandon's Artistic Passion by Janice L. Dennie.

Brandon's Artistic Passion is part of Janice L. Dennie's bestselling series about The Underwoods of Napa Valley. You can read it as a stand-alone, or with the other books in the series.

The Book has been published via Kente Publications and is available as eBook - 186 pages - released in September 2016.

About the Book

Brandon Underwood is one of Napa Valley’s hottest artists who has lost his passion for painting. He finds inspiration in a brilliant ballerina, who he claims as his ideal woman. But Brandon’s heart is as complicated as his art. His failed relationships haunt him until someone reveals a family secret.

Ciara Alexander is a talented principal dancer at a small ballet company. She wants to further her ballet career, but competition is stiff, and her biological clock is ticking. After Brandon attends one of her fiery performances, he regains his passion for painting by creating a dramatic masterpiece of a ballerina wearing a red tutu with a purple feather in her hair, which he entitles—Ciara.

Now that Brandon has regained his passion for painting and found his ideal woman, will he ruin his chance for love by falling back into old habits? Time is running out for Ciara—will her professional ballet career take precedence over the man she loves?

Brandon's Artistic Passion (Janice L. Dennie)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I loved this series. Can't wait for the next one. Hopefully it won't be too long of a wait. Regardless of how much we have we all need someone to love." - Cheryl Herrera

- "Exhilarating and romantic..... Loved it! Can't wait for the next book." - Linda Amoah

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Delinquent (M.F. Lorson)

New Indie Book Release:
Delinquent - M.F. Lorson
Young Adult (265 Pages - January 2017)

Delinquent is for readers who enjoy boarding school drama ala John Green's Looking for Alaska and Jenny Hubbard's Paper Covers Rock. This book is clean enough for middle-schoolers yet contains enough action and maturity to keep older readers engaged.

"I would say this is they best young adult book I have ever read. The whole time I was on the edge of my seat as the each plot unfolded. I loved the description and details. This book is original and fun to read. I highly recommend! " - Reader Review

About the Book

Delinquent (M.F. Lorson)
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What if you saw something bad and no one believed you? At 13, Kate Elliot witnesses the abduction of her best friend. With no evidence to support her claim, and parents who want to put the situation behind them, Kate becomes obsessed with proving that the man just a few blocks away is responsible for Chelsea’s disappearance. Two years pass, and though the rest of the neighborhood is content to believe that Chelsea is just another runaway, Kate is unable to move on. Failing in school, failing to connect with her family and somewhat desperate, Kate takes matters into her own hands, breaking into the abductor's household on multiple fact-finding missions. At first the police are lenient, using Kate’s traumatic backstory to overlook her offenses, but when Kate is caught breaking an entry one too many times her grace period with the San Jose Police Department finally reaches its breaking point.

Kate spends the summer of her 15th year behind bars at the San Jose Juvenile Detention Center. While incarcerated, Kate is approached by Mr. Humphries, the dean of a last chance high school for juvenile delinquents. Given the choice to finish out her time in juvie or attend Huntley and Drake , Kate chooses the latter. But as Mr. Humphries warned, Huntley and Drake is not an easy school. In addition to the academic challenges facing Kate, she must also learn to live and thrive among a co-ed society with only one thing in common: time spent behind bars.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Trigger - A Circle of Justice (L.P. Dover)

New Indie Book Release:
Trigger: A Circle of Justice - L.P. Dover
Romantic Suspense (294 Pages - February 2017)

Trigger: A Circle of Justice is an intense and suspense-filled story with heartache, angst, grit, passion, and heated chemistry, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A sexy and suspenseful stand-alone romance novel with a touch of danger.

"From the first page to the last, this book had me holding my breath. Fast-paced, sexy, and addicting, Trigger is bound to be one of my top reads all year." - Reader Review

About the Book

Trigger - A Circle of Justice (L.P. Dover)
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A killer...that’s what I am.

It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.

It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.

It’s not a want to kill...but a need to CLAIM.

About the Author

Author L.P. Dover
Author L.P. Dover
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

L.P. Dover has written countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

Connect with L.P. Dover via the Author's Facebook Page
and on Twitter: @LPDover

Sunday, February 05, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Starship Liberator (David VanDyke)

New Indie Book Release:
Starship Liberator - David VanDyke
Space Opera / Military Science Fiction (510 pages - December 2016)

Starship Liberator is a grand adventure, filled with heroic action but also exploring themes of oppression and liberation. It begins simply, but becomes rapidly more complex--rather like life.

"A very well written science fiction novel. A well developed, tight storyline and complex characters keep you engrossed. Very enjoyable." - Reader Review

About the Book

Starship Liberator (David VanDyke)
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The Hundred Worlds have withstood invasion by the relentless Hok for decades. The human worlds are strong, but the Hok have the resources of a thousand planets behind them, and their fleets attack in endless waves.

The long war has transformed the Hundred Worlds into heavily fortified star systems. Their economies are geared for military output, and they raise specialized soldiers to save our species. Assault Captain Derek Straker is one such man. Genetically sculpted to drive a mechsuit as if he wears a second skin, he must find a path to victory.

It's a battle in which he'll never admit defeat, but not even Straker knows the dark truth behind this titanic struggle.

With Lieutenant Carla Engels piloting, Starship Liberator explores enemy territory in search of answers.