Monday, September 22, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Tears of a Heart (Chase Blackwood)

New Indie Book Release:
Tears of a Heart - Chase Blackwood
Fantasy (310 pages - September 2014)

Tears of a Heart is written beautifully. Sentences and paragraphs are crafted to flow. Words were carefully picked to evoke certain emotions, smells, sights, sounds, all in a greater effort to paint a vivid picture. It was written to sound beautiful to the ear.

"TEARS OF A HEART is lyrical literary fantasy, excellently-written by an accomplished author. A tale of myths and legends given life, it is couched in the framework of an annalist-a scribe-seeking knowledge of the past in lost lineages and concealed parchments.[...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Tears of a Heart (Chase Blackwood)
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Kirin D'Velt was the son of the kovor, the most respected man in his village. Much was expected of him at an early age, until tragedy struck, forcing young Kirin to adopt a new name and leave the only home he ever knew.

Our young hero stumbled across the great Red City within the kingdom of Bodig. There he was swept up in the political machinations of a kingdom in turmoil. He found relative safety in the arms of the Church and as a young novice monk.

Fate, however, had other plans. Soon Kirin was selected to travel north to spread the good word. Along the way he accidentally helped incite rebellion, fell in love and became a slave, finally learning what it meant to be a warrior.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Nashville Crush (Bethany Michaels)

New Indie Book Release:
Nashville Crush - Bethany Michaels
Contemporary Romance (174 pages - September 2014)

Nashville Crush is a contemporary romance set in Nashville's country music scene. The author uses real Nashville locations for some of the settings in her books. She gives readers a taste of what it feels likes to live in Music City.

About the Book

Nashville Crush (Bethany Michaels)
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Free spirited Patterson O'Reilly is running from her own special kind of hell--the kind that involves a church full of people and a wedding ring--when she mistakes her new next door neighbor for a Peeping Tom and clobbers him with her sweet tea pitcher. Her accidental victim is reclusive, a little surly and irresistibly sexy with the whole smoldering gaze and body-of-a-god thing going on. Even though the last thing she wanted when she escaped to Nashville was more man problems, she can't help but be drawn in by the sexy walking mystery next door.

She can deal with damaged, but "forever"? Not happening.

Trent Ryder was on the fast track to country music stardom when a tour bus crash ended his career and his marriage. Withdrawing from public life and the music he once loved, Trent is content to live alone behind the walls of his Nashville home until his quirky, impulsive, pin-up-girl-sexy next-door neighbor crashes through all his barriers with steamy glances and curves as hot as Southern summer nights. Trent lost the first woman he ever loved to a tragic accident. He's determined to do whatever it takes to keep the second one forever.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Indie Author Interview: Veronica Tanzen

Indie Author Interview with Veronica Tanzen - Author of the Online Dating Memoir LOL ;-) Living Out Loud.

While LOL ;-) Living Out Loud is Veronica Tanzen's first memoir, she has written articles for community and corporate newsletters for many years. Her flare for painting pictures with her words stirs an excitement amongst her readers that further fuels her passion towards sharing so much more - whether it be her future titles or weekly blog.

Interview with Veronica Tanzen

Author Veronica Tanzen
Author Veronica Tanzen
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Veronica Tanzen: I guess I could be categorized as a hobby writer and committed daydreamer. Other than the private works that I have penned for my loved ones (in the form of poems and short stories), I have written corporate and community newsletters for about 17 years.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
My favorite book is The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. My life relationships are very important to me and that book gave me so many “ah-ha” moments relating to my failed or struggling relationships (romantically, professionally or in general).
One of my favorite writers would have to be John C. Maxwell. His words have definitely had a hand in molding me to the woman that I am now.
I cannot pinpoint one source that influences my writing, as my passion stems from a combination of an overactive imagination, and being a hopeless romantic with a passion for painting pictures with my words to entertain those around me.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
Honestly, it had to have been a year ago. Although I’ve always loved spinning a tale, the bug didn’t sink its teeth into me until after I finished writing Living Out Loud. Now, my mind is constantly racing and excited about what my next writing project will be.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really. The ones that stand out in my memory the most are from the moment I met my muse – my husband.

"I’m a Type-A note-taker [...]"

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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Witch's Curse (Debra L Martin & David W Small)

New Indie Book Release:
Witch's Curse (The Witch Stone Prophecy) - Debra L Martin & David W Small
Epic Fantasy (460 pages - July 2014)

Witch's Curse is a sweeping epic fantasy about magic, witches, assassins and a legendary Stone that could unite or destroy the Kingdom of Tavia.

"Witch's Curse absolutely ranks up in my top 10 best fantasy novels of all time.[...] The writing is superb, the descriptions detailed without going overboard. Every city, every dimly lit tavern, and every snowy mountain pass was vivid in my mind." - Reader Review

About the Book

Witch's Curse (Debra L Martin & David W Small)
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When elite assassin, Jeda DeLongo, fled the Assassin's Guild years earlier, he knew there would be a price to be paid. No one ever left the Guild, but he never imagined his beloved wife and unborn son would pay the price for his betrayal. Now Keisha's life hangs in the balance and the most powerful healers in the Kingdom cannot lift her unnatural coma the assassins put her in. There is only one cure, find the legendary Witch Stone.

Jeda leads an impossible quest to recover the Witch Stone--a stone that has been lost for a hundred years. Crucial to the success of the quest are his twin daughters, the famous children of prophecy, but are they unwitting pawns in the witch's power struggles? Forces of White and Black Witches are gathering. Can Jeda find the Witch Stone and heal his wife or will he be instrumental in starting another witch war, the likes of which the kingdom has never seen before?

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Killer Romances (Delamar, Grace, Loyd, Mason, Mayer, Pierce, Rhondeau, Roberts, Thomson, Vaughan)

New Indie Book Release:
Killer Romances: 10 Dark, Deadly & Delicious Novels - Dana Delamar, Tallulah Grace, Sandy Loyd, Kristine Mason, Dale Mayer, Nina Pierce, Chantel Rhondeau, K.T. Roberts, H.D. Thomson, Susan Vaughan

Romantic Suspense - (September 2014)

10 Dark, Deadly and Delicious Novels from 10 of today’s hottest romantic suspense authors. On sale for a limited time for only 99 Cents. Romance, mystery, danger and thrills abound with these tales of lethally sexy heroes and the women who bring them to their knees. There’s something for everyone who picks up this red-hot bundle.

"I was really excited to find all these authors compiled in this great set. They are all well written with great characters and a lot of fabulous romantic suspense. Can't beat the deal for the price. I highly recommend this collection." - Reader Review

About the Collection

Killer Romances (Delamar, Grace, Loyd, Mason, Mayer, Pierce, Rhondeau, Roberts, Thomson, Vaughan)
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This fine collection includes these novels:

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar (@DanaDelamar) ~ Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won't leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families? Double-finalist in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards!

Cliffs of Starsdale by Bestselling author Tallulah Grace (@tallulahspeaks) ~ Starsdale, California offers a picturesque setting with a small-town atmosphere. It’s hard to believe anything bad could happen in such an idyllic place, but Chelsea Bates finds that evil lurks beneath the surface of someone she trusted, someone she loved. Even in Starsdale, life is not always what it seems.

Deadly Misconceptions an award winning story by Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling author Sandy Loyd (@sloydwrites)~ When former runaway Lucy Maddox’s mentor goes missing, the PI risks everything to find her. She’s even willing to team up with nemesis Jack Finnegan, who’s only out to prove his boss isn’t responsible for the disappearance. Their chase to solve the mystery quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.

Shadow of Perception (Book #2, Core Shadow Trilogy) by Kristine Mason (@KristineMason7) ~ After a reporter receives threatening, gruesome DVDs, she turns to the criminal investigation agency CORE for help. Only her former lover is assigned the case. Now they find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past and the love they’d tried to deny.

Haunted by Death (By Death Series #2) by USA Today Bestselling author Dale Mayer (@DaleMayer) ~ Anthropologist Meg Pearce’s life hasn’t been the same since her friend disappeared seventeen years ago. She lost everything then including Detective Chad Ingram. Now he's back and together they are looking to solve the mystery. Only death isn’t done shaking up their lives … and this time they are in the crossfire.

Blind Her With Bliss (Dangerous Affairs Series #1) by USA Today Bestselling author Nina Pierce (@NinaPierce) ~ Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love...or the key to solving a murder.

Love & Deception (Agents in Love #1) by Chantel Rhondeau (@ChantelRhondeau)~ Secret Agent Nick Kendall is infiltrating a suspected terrorist organization. The problem? He's falling hopelessly in love with Carlie Hollis, a key player of the group. Soon he receives new orders-kill the target. Will he follow those orders…or become hunted himself?

The Last Witness by Amazon Bestselling author K.T. Roberts (@ScribBLINGDIVA) ~ NYPD detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard are convinced one killer is at work, but proving it seems an impossible feat until a pre-teen prank blows the case wide open. Can the pair put away a killer on a paper-thin case? Or will their disappearing Jane Doe prove to be...THE LAST WITNESS...

Shrouded in Darkness (Shrouded in Darkness #1) by Multi-award winning author H. D. Thomson (@HDThomson) ~ If Jake Preston doesn’t stumble upon a miracle, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him is locked away in Margot Davenport’s home.

Primal Obsession by Award-winning author Susan Vaughan (@SHVaughan) ~ Reporter Annie Wylde and former Major Leaguer turned Maine Guide Sam Kincaid play cat and mouse with a killer on a wilderness canoe expedition. Chemistry sizzles, but lifestyles and baggage short circuit attraction. To defeat their enemy, they must work together and borrow from each other's strengths. ** Winner More Than Magic Award **

Killer Romances (Delamar, Grace, Loyd, Mason, Mayer, Pierce, Rhondeau, Roberts, Thomson, Vaughan)
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"One word sums up this amazing set of novels - - AWESOME!!! Everything you could want - love, romance, suspense, sex, etc. Every book has you craving for more. I couldn't put them down once I started reading time just flew by. The authors make you feel like you know the characters personally and you get so drawn into their stories. I will definitely be following these authors and am anxious to read more of their books. Great job to all of the authors!" - Reader Review

"10-Romantic Suspense Novels in 1 Book! There is something in this book for everyone! 10 Different Authors brought their "A" Games to the table with this awesome Anthology.
Each book is a work of art, page turning, put down to catch your breathe books! I really enjoyed reading this Book. Each story held my interest and had me on edge of seat!"
- Reader Review

"So excited to finally get this collection!!! Fantastic deal, TEN books for .99!!! Hours of enjoyment, here I come!" - Reader Review

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Misbehavior (Kathryn Kelly)

New Indie Book Release:
Misbehavior (Death Dwellers) - Kathryn Kelly
Contemporary Adult Romance (434 pages - September 2014)

"[...] if you are looking for action-packed, emotional, sometimes pulling on you heart strings, and other times so frustrated that you just whant to smack character's some sense but you can't help yourself and still want more, also that you just will wring your hands in deep intense moments and sometimes at those moments you just roll your eyes? Oh, and don't forget the one of most important things in MC's books, dirty talking, hardcore hot biker's? Well you just found what were you looking for." - Reader Review

About the Book

Misbehavior (Kathryn Kelly)
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Matthew “Val” Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only woman he’s ever loved is almost killed. Val determines to change his ways and be the man Zoann Donovan should have and the father their son deserves.

Zoann has loved Val for a long time. Violence and bitter betrayal forces her to ignore her feelings and distance herself not only from the sexy RC, but her beloved brother, too. Until she discovers the truth. Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?

Warning: The road to redemption is a tumultuous struggle where only the strong survive and justice is served... Outlaw-style.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Featured Indie Book: LOL ;-) Living Out Loud (Veronica Tanzen)

LOL ;-) Living Out Loud (Veronica Tanzen)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Memoir / Internet Dating LOL ;-) Living Out Loud by Veronica Tanzen.

LOL ;-) Living Out Loud takes you on a fresh and quirky ride through one woman's attempt to master the science of cyber-dating while navigating her way down the road to finding true love.

The Book has been self-published via Authorhouse and is available as eBook and Paperback - 272 pages - released in April 2014.

About the Book

Start with a once-conflicted, twice-divorced single mother, toss in some humorous self-discovery, sprinkle in a smattering of questionable dating profiles, and wrap it all up in a very colorful package that will make you want to laugh, cry and...

"An estimated 30 to 40 million North Americans use online dating sites, and the growing industry can now take credit for 17% of all marriages on the continent. Not surprisingly, a myriad of online dating self-help books have popped up on shelves—how-to’s and self-proclaimed success stories of finding a mate. This story is definitely not one of those.

When Veronica first clicked on those two fateful words, “create profile,” she did so with shaky hands and an equally shaken heart. She had no clue what kind of a roller coaster she had just strapped herself into, complete with highs, lows, and stomach-churning turns. The problem was, she had just gotten off another very bumpy ride and was unsure that she had the strength to embark on this new path."

LOL ;-) Living Out Loud (Veronica Tanzen)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Veronica has written about what a lot of people go through on internet dating sites all in the hope of finding true love. She has the knack of bringing the process to light in a very humorous manner. There are moments of true sadness and disappointments along the way but her reward was well worth the journey. A must read!" - Simone (Amazon)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Day In The Sun (LaVerne Thompson)

Day In The Sun (LaVerne Thompson)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science-Fiction / Romance Day In The Sun by LaVerne Thompson.

Day In The Sun is a sensually sexy romance with a science fiction twist without letting the sci/fi aspect of the story overwhelm the romance, rather it adds to the characters and makes them memorable.

The Book has been self-published via Isisindc Publishing, LLC and is available as eBook and Paperback - released in August 2014.

About the Book

If you run from love can you hide?

As a member of the ruling class on her planet, Callie had no say in who she would marry. Her mother made the decision for her. She'd never even met the man she'd be bound to for the rest of her life. Her parents left her no choice. She fled her planet and would-be husband for a chance to live her life as she chose.

Landing on the back water planet earth, Jaran had one plan: to find Callie his reluctant bride and decide if he wanted to be married to her. No woman should be worth this kind of trouble. But it didn't take him long to realize he wanted her by his side. But she ran from him once already.

How can he convince her to stop running long enough to love him?

Day In The Sun (LaVerne Thompson)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Wow love this! [...] Day In The Sun is Awesome and fresh! The author really paints 3D images that stay ingrained in your mind for days! Great character development, very real and believable. I couldn't put it down, it intrigued me from start to finish! [...]" - Amazon Customer

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Waiting in the Wings (Jeanette Vaughan)

New Indie Book Release:
Waiting in the Wings - Jeanette Vaughan
Women's Fiction / Historical Fiction (338 pages - June 2014)

"Best yet! Way to go Ms. Vaughan. This was an awesome story. Emotional and moving. I am looking forward to more from you. You left me wanting more..." - Reader Review

About the Book

Waiting in the Wings (Jeanette Vaughan)
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Honor, courage, commitment.

...a naval aviator’s ideals. As an adopted child, Jana Sears grew up believing them. Searching her face in the mirror, she wondered. Where did she come from? What was her true heritage? Was she truly part of the Deep South and her mother’s roots? She was born in Texas? Did her birth-mother live here? They were questions that had haunted her for thirty years.

Terrified to open Pandora’s box, but determined to find closure, Jana bravely delves into her past. She is stunned to find out that both her birth parents were pilots. But what kind of courage and honor was there in giving a new born baby away? Certainly not commitment. Sometimes, the choices we make in our lives have devastating consequences.

Soar through this journey of love and loss, hope and fear, joy and pain as Jana navigates the secrets of her past to make peace with the turbulent present.

Were the answers simply Waiting in the Wings?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New Indie Book Release: 27Hours (Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.)

New Indie Book Release:
27Hours: What Would You Do If You Faced The End? - Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.
Christian Fiction (392 pages - July 2014)

"The story draws you in and keeps you until the end. You will find yourself fussing at the characters and their reactions. This book makes you grapple with your own understanding of the end times.[...] This is a must read book that you will refer to others. I have recommended this book to several friends who have read it and found it to be a page-turner." - Reader Review

About the Book

27Hours (Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.)
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In just over a day, Earth will be destroyed!

Sex, drugs and alcohol dominate the last hours. Christians turn against God. Bishop Carroll announces to the world that the Bible is nothing but a book of fairy tales for children.

But what is the Bishop hiding? Why is he willing to kill over it?

Follow the story as the main characters struggle with their faith. Some will chose to follow the Bishop and enter “The Peachtree Zone” while others fight to stick to their beliefs.

What would you do ... give into the world or stick to your faith?