31 August, 2013

#Tour Sign-Ups :: Cool Blog Tour with over $750 in prizes for #bloggers

Hey, blogger friends, listen up! I've got a chance for you to receive a free eBook and to compete for over $750 in prizes, and it's so easy to participate. Read on for more... 

Novel Publicity is currently recruiting for one of our gigantic whirlwind tours. YAY! Each whirlwind tour boasts hundreds of dollars in cash prizes and autographed books, sometimes even Kindle Fires. NP also provide eBook copies for all reviewers. This time, they're touring the debut YA novel by Stephanie Fleshman, Render. Choose to be one of the first to read this awesome new book, or, instead, host an excerpt, interview, or guest post. That’s right, you don’t even have to read the books to participate–although that's definitely an option. Novel Publicity will provide your choice of a pre-formatted excerpt, interview, or guest post to make participation easy.

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Tour Dates: September 9 to 13, 2013 
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Page Count: 399 
The Prizes: 
* $100 Best/ most creative entry 
* $100 Random commenter prize 
* $50 Rafflecopter (2 prizes) 
* $50 Random blogger award 
* $50 GoodReads party prize 
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* $100 in the special author contest 
* Kindle Fire in the special author contest 

About Render

A betrayal born of blood A curse for a gift
A love worth saving
Koldan Holdt knows what he wants. The problem is his future was decided the day he was born—a future void of everything he has ever known. Days before summer vacation, Koldan’s grandfather suddenly dies, leaving the consequences that have followed him since he fled his country to fall to Koldan. As Koldan learns about his new fate, he must accept the terms to which he is bound and live without the one person he wants, or remain true to who he is and risk both their lives repeating the choices his grandfather made. Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan…until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives. While she is not willing to give up without a fight, she knows it is a deadly game to stay together.

30 August, 2013

#CoverReveal :: Embracing Death by D.T. Dyllin

Title: Embracing Death
Author: D.T. Dyllin
Series: The Death Trilogy #2
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Expected publication: November 2013 by Dragonfairy Press

All of Samantha Bevan’s memories have been returned to her. But instead of bringing her peace, they’ve only brought her more turmoil. She now recalls the dark addiction to feeling other people’s deaths and every day is a struggle to control her urges. At least she has Austin to help her… or does she? Samantha will discover that even with her memories, she doesn’t know the truth of her past, and those secrets may prove detrimental to her and everyone she loves. Will she be able to unravel the mystery of who’s been pulling her strings before it’s too late? Or will Austin be the one to suffer from her mistakes?

About the Author
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.

29 August, 2013

#SpecialFeature :: Interview with #Author Catherine Astolfo

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About the Author :: Catherine Astolfo

Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. Catherine received the Elementary Dufferin-Peel OECTA Award for Outstanding Service in 1998. She was also awarded Dufferin-Peel Catholic Elementary Principal of the Year in 2002 by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario.
Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.
Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.
Catherine’s novels, The Emily Taylor Mysteries and Sweet Karoline, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc.

An Interview with the Author
What was your first piece? Yes, that scribbled thing in a notebook that’s somewhere in one of the boxes of memories?
Well, I have to tell you that I started writing in Grade Three. I wrote fairy tales for the other kids in my class. However, that was a loooonnnng time ago and I didn't save any of them! I have lots of short stories still sitting in my files (some of them were done on an ancient device called a typewriter). One of the first shorts was a story about a childhood friend who died when she was hit by a car in the middle of the night. It wasn't a mystery; it was more an exploration of kids who are neglected. 

Why Mysteries? How do you come up with ideas for your books?
I really didn't mean to write a mystery. I thought my stories would be general; tales of love, life and the human spirit. Then I discovered that you can do that with Mystery, plus explore issues of social justice and have an intriguing problem to solve. My books are what I call "mighty meaty mysteries", though I've read the term "literary mystery" and I think that applies to my novels. I get my ideas from life, literally. The Bridgeman was based on some experiences my niece had when she worked at a vet's. Victim arose from my readings on Objiwa culture and the stewardship of the earth. Legacy has a lot of my experiences as a principal in a school with children at risk. Seventh Fire culminates the Emily Taylor series in the overturning of a wrongful conviction, which I based on several Canadian true stories. Sweet Karoline combines my children's heritage and history with the study of psychopathology (I have a degree in psychology). I love the mystery genre for its diversity and the ability to weave all sorts of stories and subjects together while solving one or two puzzles at the same time. 

We have read the bit about Sweet Karoline’s birth, but how would you introduce the leading characters to your prospective readers?
Anne Williams and Karoline Mikulski are two very complex young women. One of my reviewers said, "Never have I encountered a narrative voice that alternates more deftly between alienating and enticing." That's such a great summary. The other characters in the story almost swim around these two—and we are really only seeing Karoline through Anne's eyes. Anne is the unreliable narrator, the very centre of her world (and therefore of ours as we read). She's conflicted and flawed but within those failings she's human, with many qualities that make us love her. She displays guilt, love, confusion, wit. She's the victim of a betrayal that might send any one of us over the edge. We ride along with Anne because she's so attractive, not just physically, and because she has unearthed a fascinating history. We can't wait to discover the reasons behind her emotional breakdown and uncover the truth of Karoline.

How would you compare your book to others in the same genre? And what is the USP of this book that makes it stand out?
My novel is a literary mystery, so it has an elevated vocabulary, is quite descriptive and the characters are almost more important than the plot. Although it has a mystery to be solved in the classic way, there are layers of romance and history intertwined that make it quite different. It's probably more of a psychological suspense because of Anne's narration. She tells us the story, but we're always wondering whether she's giving us the whole truth or avoiding honesty by distracting us. Anne Williams is the USP: you will not encounter another character whose charm and humanity will draw you in, yet whose flare of mean spirit will repel you on the next page. You will spend time thinking about this book even after you've closed the last page.

Does one of the characters in this book have any of your own quirky characteristics? If yes, then who and what?
I have to admit that Anne has some of my quirkiness. Have you ever been in a situation where the person speaking to you is so "full of it" that you begin thinking mean thoughts about their appearance or whatever? You keep those thoughts to yourself, of course, because that's a bit of the devil inside. Well, I have found myself in that situation a few times, I have to admit. Anne is the kind of person who speaks the vitriol aloud, right there on the page. Her critical, biting comments are sometimes shocking, even to hers. They're usually the kind of grumpy response I would sometimes like to make to a huge corporation who's ripping me off over, let's say, my telephone bill. Naturally, I don't say it, but Anne does. I do exaggerate this quirk in Anne, but it's still a bit like my mean girl inner voice.

Tell us a bit about the Emily Taylor Series.
Emily Taylor is an elementary school principal, which is what I did in my other life. At first she was the vehicle for some fairly heavy social justice issues that I wanted to weave into the books. Very shortly, however, she pretty much took over. Emily and her husband Langford have a secret past, which does not get resolved until the last book. In The Bridgeman, Book One, Emily makes some foolish decisions because she is anxious that her husband's real identity may be uncovered by an incident in the town. The media move in and she is terrified someone will recognize Langford, so she takes matters into her own hands. I wrote the books so they can stand alone fairly well, although with Book 4, the story of Langford's past and wrongful conviction might be more powerful if you've read at least one other. Victim involves the disappearance of Emily's friend's aunt, while Legacy intertwines several lives, including a family at Emily's school. There is a strong native element running through all the novels, as I love the Ojibwa philosophy on humanity and the earth. Most of the action takes place in a small town and an adjacent native reserve. The classic theme of evil versus good is very strong in these books.

What's your big distraction or vice while writing?
Oh my goodness, I have so many that it's impossible to pick. I like to do word games on Facebook. I tweet a lot or go in to see how the Twitterverse is doing. I eat popcorn or almonds. I sharpen my pencil. Not that I need a pencil, since I write on my laptop. I would drink wine, but I try to limit those episodes.

What is the best and worst advice you ever received?
The best advice I ever received was to keep writing. Be persistent and patient and tenacious. The worst advice I ever received was to give it up: most often, writing "doesn't pay". I discovered that there are lots of different ways to be paid.

There’s always that someone who doesn’t like your book. How do you deal with it?
I'm not very good at dealing with it. Where is my thick skin? I know I should have developed one by now. For at least a few minutes, I am very hurt after I read a scathing review. I know in my head that of course not everyone is going to love my novels. But in my heart it's still like having someone cast aspersions on my child. Sometimes I stop myself from reading the bad reviews. Mostly though, I get over it with time...or red wine.

If you were a casting director for the film version of Sweet Karoline, who would play your lead roles?
I know exactly who would play Anne—Halle Berry. To be honest, I haven't really thought about any of the others. I'm thinking they'd be "unknowns" so this could be a huge vehicle for Halle.

What three things would you carry to the famous deserted island?
Paper, pencil, and a hat.

What are top 3 Most played songs on your playlists?
Anything by Neil Diamond, anything by Johnny Reid, and Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce.

Besides writing, what else interests you?
We have nine grandchildren in our blended family; two grown kids of mine plus three kids who are my husband's, most of whom have kids of their own. Our siblings and their families are very close to us. Thus my husband and I spend as much time with family as we can. We have two cats and we spoil them like crazy. I'm also a voracious reader. I like to do lunch with my friends, especially since we're all retired. Oh, and travel. If I could afford it, I'd travel everywhere.

As you put it that you have already started working on ‘sibling six’. Could we have a sneak peek into what it is about?
Absolutely! Again, this is a very different novel from Emily and from Anne, too. It's a comedic mystery. (I seem incapable of writing a straight, classic book!) Tentatively entitled Nosy Rosie, it's the story of a retirement home in which the residents are being killed off one by one. I know that doesn't sound funny, but the crew involved in solving the mystery are a bunch of old hippies who still smoke up. They create a lot of hilarious havoc in their wake.

Is there a message you would like to send out to your readers?
Thank you! Readers are the best. Although I would probably still write (e.g. on that desert island), having readers and fans is the supreme gift. The other thing I'd like to say: in this digital publishing world, the best thing you can do for your favourite authors is to write a review for them. Go into Amazon and Goodreads and so on, and tell the world why you liked that novel. No need to be erudite or to summarize. Just give your own thoughts and feelings about having read that book.

Her Books

"If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth?" 
Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline's mysterious death than meets the eye? 
Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth? 

The Emily Taylor Mystery Series
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#CoverReveal :: Never Let You Go (Book 2 in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series) by Michele G. Miller

Never Let You Go (Book 2 in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series)
Author: Michele G. Miller
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Release Date: Late Fall 2013 

Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future...

The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I  still  remembered the warning:“Be careful,my Princess...you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”
I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?

A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves...
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart...
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all...
The journey continues in  Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.

About the Author

Michele is the author of the Amazon bestselling Coming of Age Fantasy- Never Let You Fall, The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.  She is currently working on two books due to be released late 2013.  Never Let You Go, the second book in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series and Last Call, a New Adult Romantic Comedy.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern 
hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma.  She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow.  However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter!  

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

Other Books By Michele G. Miller:

Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Released May 1st 2013 

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…

As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything... And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

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28 August, 2013

#BookReview :: Private Berlin (Other Private Offices) by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan

Mattie Engel is one of the rising stars at Private Berlin, and believes she's seen the worst of people in her previous life with the Berlin police force. That is until Chris, her colleague - and until recently, her fiance - is found dead, brutally murdered in an old slaughterhouse outside the city.

The slaughterhouse is filled with bodies. But just as Private begin their investigations, the building explodes, wiping out all evidence of the crimes, and nearly killing Mattie and her team.

Mattie soon realises that a masked killer is picking off Chris's childhood friends, one by one, and destroying the trail. But who wants the past buried so badly? What is the truth about that slaughterhouse? And will Mattie become the killer's next victim?

When Chris Schneider, an investigator working for the leading investigation firm, goes missing while working on high profile cases, it is only expected that the firm would go all out to bring their man back home. Mattie Engel is put in charge and she means business. Having a personal interest in the case, as Chris’s ex, she is ready to pull all stops and the investigation takes her smack into the most dangerous places and among even more dangerous people. As the investigation progresses, Mattie has to come into terms with the fact that Chris had a whole lot of secrets of his own and that the person she is looking for is almost an invisible man.

I have read Private London, the first in this series, and it was set in the huge backdrop of Olympic games. It was a good one. While picking up this one, I had to remind myself that though it is part of the same series, the protagonist would be different. Yeah well, Peter Knight and Mattie Engel are very different characters. Mattie is a single mom and with a background work experience with German law enforcement. She is really strong and determined and I loved reading about a woman protagonist like her.

The plot would have been in the lines of formulaic thrillers but for the background of Chris. I liked the way the details of his past life were involved in the story. Those were really horrible times. Also, like in Private London, there were chapters that were narrated by the killer in first person. But unlike in case of the Private London, it didn’t really spook me out about the killer. There are a lot of red herrings thrown into the story though most were pretty see through.

In true James Patterson style it was a page turner that I enjoyed reading.

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27 August, 2013

#BookReview :: Family Ties by Danielle Steel

Annie Ferguson was a bright young Manhattan architect. Talented, beautiful, just starting out with her first job, new apartment and boyfriend, she had the world in the palm of her hand--until a single phone call altered the course of her life forever. Overnight, she became the mother to her sister's three orphaned children, keeping a promise she never regretted making, even if it meant putting her own life indefinitely on hold.
Now, at forty-two, as independent as ever, with a satisfying career and a family that means everything to her, Annie is comfortable being single and staying that way. She appears to have no time for anything else. With her nephew and nieces now young adults and confronting major challenges of their own, Annie is navigating a parent's difficult passage between lending them a hand and letting go, and suddenly facing an empty nest. The eldest, twenty-eight-year-old Liz, an overworked, struggling editor in a high-powered job at Vogue, has never allowed any man to come close enough to hurt her. Ted, at twenty-four a serious and hardworking law student, is captivated by a much older, much more experienced woman with children, who is leading him much further than he wants to go. And the youngest, twenty-one-year-old Katie--impulsive, artistic, rebellious--is an art student about to make a choice that will lead her to an entirely different world she is in no way prepared for but determined to embrace.
Then, just when least expected, a chance encounter changes Annie's life yet again in the most unexpected direction of all.

Annie Ferguson was happily settled into her Manhattan life concentrating on her career as an architect when her life changed in a blink of an eye. With the sudden accidental death of her sister and brother-in-law, she finds herself responsible for the lives of her two nieces and a nephew. Overnight she became a family person from a single career oriented woman. Over the years she balanced her career and family and came to genuinely came to love the kids as her own. Now, that they are all grown up and have moved out, Anne has trouble adjusting to the fact that she is on her own again. A chance encounter once again changes Annie’s life and things are in frenzied again!

While it may seem like that this is Annie’s story, the truth is that this story is about each and every member of this unique family. While Annie’s struggle to find a balance is touching, her outlook of not having time for love of her own is simply stupid. Liz is a successful Fashion editor with heartache of her own. Ted has fallen into an abusive relationship and just cannot walk away from it. Katy on the other hand falls for a man who is completely different from her and a trip to his homeland helps her realize the reality of their relationship.

The plot while predictable had a lot to offer to its readers. The different situations and problems of each character give us a glimpse into the vast range of human emotions. Though each character has their own shortcomings and problems, they are a loveable bunch when they come together. The author’s repetitive nature while telling a story shines through in this novel too but somehow it wasn’t as noticeable as it was in the last few books. 

So far, this is one of the best Danielle Steel novel that I have read.

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26 August, 2013

#BlogTour & #GuestPost :: Stelletwal Vengeance & Domination by Tiffany Carmel Lake

The result of every action yields consequences which can irreversibly turn the tides of life. Some work quickly with passion and perseverance, motivated by vengeance, entitlement and a lust for power. But there are those who are passive and slow to respond, fearful, victimized and doubtful of their worth. Both extremes can be deadly and the lines between right and wrong begin to blur. The truce between the Elves of the Southern and Western kingdoms has ended, forcing King Rinion and Queen Kaliopy into war against the Southern Clans. But just days before the battle begins Azuryne, the High Princess, is hesitant to commit Stelletwal's magic to the cause as the foundation of her faith is shaken. Princes Rylan and Chalorys find evidence of an ancient weapon which could alter events further, sending the twins on an adventure far away from their homeland. As Rinion and Kaliopy turn their attention to the needs of their people, an old foe resurfaces. But there are others who can justifiably lay claim to the throne. The struggle will not cease after the King is dead. Stelletwal Vengeance & Domination is the sequel and continuing saga, following Stelletwal Deception & Illumination.

We make choices nearly every minute of every day.  Coffee or tea?  Do I follow the speed limit?  Should I take that phone call or respond to that text?  If I procrastinate long enough, will the pressing issue (that I’d rather not deal with) simply go away?  I have always found the phrase, “even choosing not to make a decision is, in fact, a decision” rather annoying.  Although, I admit, I wrote an essay about the topic when I was in the eighth grade.  Choices range from the simplistic: for example, I could wear those shoes but my feet may hurt by the end of the day; to the extreme, I could wear those shoes, but what will happen if I must flee the zombie apocalypse?  I could twist my ankle and die!  And for the sake of argument, the non-decision decision might be something like “I just won’t wear shoes.”  Luckily, unless you’re an avid gamer, you are not running from many zombies on any given day; you can rest assured that your fashion sense can go uncompromised for the sake of a life or death practicality. 

But what if your decisions affected not only you and those you love, but your entire community?  How do you handle failure on a grand scale?  Living life is an ever revolving sequence of trial and error.  There are consequences.  I believe there are times when honorable causes have catastrophic outcomes and mistakes can inspire a glorious, positive turn of events.  This leads me to a dichotomy that has always fascinated me: every hero and every villain has something noble influencing their motives.  I take that one step further, and suggest that that duality is present in each and every human being.  Think about it as a reader or from an entertainment perspective, how boring would a character be if they wholly fell into a neatly wrapped package labeled “good” or “bad”?

A few years ago I faced a choice: to write or not to write?  I did not know what I would lose or gain and it didn’t matter.  The muses kept calling, echoing, like one of those songs you can’t stop humming fragments of.  They appeared as magical Faeries, elegant Elves, daring Pixens and vengeful Demons, each of them beautiful and richly multifaceted.  Their stories are Human, torn and familiar, burdened with the trials and joys of life in a medieval, sword-and-sorcery world.  I am grateful I changed my mind and decided to transcribe their tales.  Stelletwal is more than a series of novels.  It is a place where epic fantasy comments on humanity and the stories do not always conclude with happy endings.

About the Author
Tiffany graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with her Master's Degree in Classical Vocal Performance. Her love for fantasy, stage combat, costumes, and the rich traditions of grand opera have served as the foundations for her first book in what is destined to become an episodic legacy. Her travels have taken her to Europe and Japan where she has gratefully experienced many cultures while communicating through the boundless language of music. Inspired by strong historical figures and the timeless characters in stories ranging from "Lord of the Rings" to "Battlestar Galactica", Tiffany brings new life to Elves and Faeries exhibiting very human qualities confronting and struggling with universal issues of honor, entitlement, and personal growth. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and their three cats.

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24 August, 2013

#BookBlast :: D.T.Dyllin Birthday Bash


Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance  
299 pages  
by D.T. Dyllin
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience. To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes. As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
241 pages
by D.T. Dyllin
P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late. In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save. After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?
Book one of the Death Trilogy
Erotic Paranormal Romance  
307 pages
by D.T. Dyllin
Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died. Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death  

About the Author
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.

23 August, 2013

#BookSpotlight :: Starchild: The City of Souls by Vacen Taylor

Starchild: The City of Souls

In The Age of Akra, a pilgrimage to the Valley of a Thousand Thoughts brings together four children as an ancient prophecy is set in motion. Having triumphed against dangerous adversaries, Mai, Long, Akra and Sahib are now pursued by the melkarie and must escape to the City of Souls. In the land of Naroan, in a city hidden under a blanket of living green, they are confronted with the challenge to find the Singing Soul.
But the underworld has other plans, and a beast so fierce is conjured to stop the children from finding anything that will add to the power to the prophecy of the seven nations.

Author Vacen Taylor

Vacen Taylor is an author, writer, storyteller, occasional artist and amateur photographer. She describes her writing as a basic prose style with the occasional splash of creative penning. She collects comics and loves superheroes, anime and science.

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