Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Book: Missing Home by @StephanyTullis #NewRelease

Brand New Clean & Wholesome Christian Literature!
Missing Home
(A Chandler County Novel) 
by 

A Story of Love, Trust & Honor, Book 2
Available December 14, 2017
GENRE (S) 
Literature & Fiction - Religious & Inspirational Fiction - Inspirational 
Contemporary Fiction – Religious – Christian – Clean Romance

PUBLISHER
Diamond TK Publishing

A 21st century battle between good and evil.

Fire and brimstone, it is when an unknown epidemic threatens Chandlerville, Kentucky and its citizens. Despite his divinity training, newly appointed Chandler County pastor, Dr. Jared Johnson never intended to pastor a church despite his divinity training —not when his specialty is psychological profiling. Fate seems to have some other thoughts about the matter.


When Dr. Jared Johnson's research project collapses, so does he. He tosses the funding rejection letter in his office wastebasket and his plans to marry the love of his life out the window. 

The last thing he wants to do is return to his home town, Chandlerville, Kentucky. An unexpected call from his grandmother, a lifelong resident of the small town, convinces him that all things indeed happen for a reason and perhaps this is the right time to reestablish his roots and start anew. 

When he arrives--single, with no intent to marry, he's shocked to learn that the town has unanimously approved his pastoral appointment to the newly refurbished 100-year-old Baptist church. Despite his divinity training, Jared never intended to pastor a church—not when his specialty is psychological profiling. 

As fate would have it, the evil spirits that begin to permeate the town and its good-hearted citizens shortly after his arrival challenge his technical skills, experience and community relationships. To complicate matters, a local angel finds herself in the eye of the storm causing Jared to re-evaluate his past and question his future. 



Missing Home, A Chandler County Novel
Chapter One

What the hell was I thinking? Everything I wanted and much more than I expected or deserved. How did I walk away--no run away is more like it. She was the best thing that ever happened to me. Have I lost it or what? Jared continued mumbling to himself fighting the images of Marissa Leonard's mocha colored, flavor enhanced, plump, kissable lips. Marissa was Dr. Jared J. Johnson's fiancée or, so he assumed. He hadn't spoken with her in a week, ignored her calls, responding to them with his pre-programmed, Busy right now. Will call you back. 

For the first time in his life, Jared questioned his decision-making abilities. He was smart, educated and had thought he had a good head on his shoulders. But his recent decision to walk out on the woman of his dreams made him re-assess the wisdom of his ways. As his 'Great Uncle Chuck' used to say, 'for an educated man, you can do some stupid things'. Jared was very close to agreeing with his long-gone uncle. 

Normally a man who thought in great depth before he made any decision regardless of how small, Jared cancelled his wedding like it was an appointment with his barber. He texted Mari, his almost betrothed, supposed everlasting love, ‘Can't talk now, need to reschedule dinner, will be in touch soon. Soon had yet to arrive. 

Since he was driving, he made a mental note to check his cell to confirm the date and time of the text; his official melt down. He wondered if he had ‘flipped’ out…he only remembered episodic flashbacks. His psychology training allowed for the possibility of PSTD—post traumatic stress disorder but he had never served in the military so while he hadn't fully dismissed that PSTD could be a possibility--it certainly wasn't driven by military service. 

He distinctly remembered his excitement when Sydney, his executive assistant, tapped on the glass window to his office door with a grin as wide as a circus clown waving a certified letter, mouthing ‘Yes’ and doing her happy dance. He beckoned her to come in, excited himself that the continuation award letter had finally arrived. It was late but that was nothing unusual with the Feds. They were always late with the grant award announcements. 

The smile dropped, his heart skipped several beats as he read and re-read the life changing termination letter from the Department of Health and Human Services. From his perspective, there was nothing further to think about. His stellar career was finished. Dunzo. He packed up his laptop, grabbed his jacket from the back of his desk chair and tossed the letter to Sydney without a word. After slamming the door, he re-opened it not surprised at all to find a startled Sidney jump back to avoid a broken nose. 

"Sorry, Syd. I'll give you a call. I've got to go now. Got something to do." He mumbled and exited quicker than he had re-entered. 

A confused Sidney reopened the door that had just been slammed in her face, and yelled to her boss' back. 

"Hey Jay, is everything alright?" 

Without looking back, he yelled, "No." 

As the elevator doors opened, he added. "By the way, tell your sister I'll be in touch." 

Professional planner by training and nature, he violated project planning rule number one. He acted without a plan when he swung by his apartment, changed into his jeans and threw a few things into his duffel bag. He locked up his condo, remotely set his alarm from the car and pulled out of one of his two assigned parking spaces. Jared drove aimlessly for days. 

Now as neared his hometown, Chandlerville, Kentucky, he wondered how he would explain his early arrival. He and Mari had confirmed with his grandmother via a three way call no more than two weeks ago that they would visit her and spend some time with her before returning to finish up his Atlanta-based CDC project. Jared knew his grandmother wanted him to move back home. They'd made no promises, but he and Mari had discussed the pros and cons of relocating to a small town. 

He had mixed feelings about it because he'd spent all his adult life in big cities and wasn't sure he could re-adapt to small town living. Mari was born and raised in a small town, too but in upstate New York. Except for a few cousins, she had no close family in the North and rarely visited. She and a friend from her college days remained in contact--not regularly but enough to meet up and see a show in the City every two or three years. 

So, the North and snow were out of the question. They had also agreed that Hot-lanta was not their preferred choice for raising a family. After talking it through and thinking about how close Chandlerville was to Nashville, one of their favorite places to visit, and to Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, they had tentatively decided they might give Chandlerville further thought. 

Grams would be happy but shocked to see him so close to the wedding and without Mari. There was no way to explain away her absence and his unexpected presence especially since Gram had planned to attend the wedding in a few weeks. She'd been excited and hoped to get some sightseeing in while she was in the big A-T-L. She'd only been there once and wanted to go to one of those fancy 'upscale' restaurants as she said, the new Civil Rights museum and she was hoping 'her nephew or his new wife' could find someone to take her to a Hawks game. 

Jay and Mari had laughed at his grandmother's sarcasm and promised her they would see what they could do. Without telling her, they had already purchased the Hawks and Museum tickets and made reservations for dinner at one of Atlanta’s renown restaurants. 

He slowed as he turned off the highway feeling like a kid who had not only crashed the family car, but left it alongside the road and stolen someone's vehicle to make it home. Unlike the kid, however, he was less worried at this point, about the situation than the fact that he had to look his grandmother in the eyes and explain what would appear from her perspective to be the unexplainable. Eyes that despite her age, were more than just lucid. They were bright and would widen when she saw her 'boy' as she called him. The crinkles around her soft brown eyes would fill with warm welcoming tears of joy like they did each time she saw him. Nothing would be different except her disappointment when she looked around for an absent Marissa and listened to his sob story of betrayal. 

The trucks and steep winding roads on I-65 challenged the best of drivers and Jay breathed a sigh of relief--thankful to exit from the highway and onto the bypass. Jay murmured, "I made it Grams.” 

If nothing else, as had been true all his life, his grandma, Ms. Isabel Johnson knew the way. And she might have some answers for him. The unexpected revelation, warming sunlight and rolling green hills made for a brighter day. With a chest expanding breath, he rolled back the deep burgundy convertible top on his black metallic Mercedes and made a U turn. “Chandlerville, for better or worse, I’m back. Gotta make a stop by Cassies’. Gram would never forgive me if I didn’t bring her a pecan pie.”
In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing. With this backdrop, regardless of the date or time of your visit, you will find family. 

My world (my back-story) is guided by my faith and the inspiration I receive from God. Without exaggeration, family and relationships are the core of every book I write. 

I love to travel and like me, my characters are always off and running and in so doing require me to research (and often visit) so many fascinating places. 

I also love music—all kinds and I’m never surprised by what track finds its way to my personal playlists and a character’s ring tone, door chime, or car radio station. 

People frown sometimes and don’t understand my love of politics, but I have a political administration background and thrived on and in my past government career. For me, it’s the people, the process and what democracy offers. As with life, my fictional towns and cities include mayors, governors, school board members, etc. 

If you haven’t guessed, I love my world that allows me to not only live the life I love but to also share it with others.



Friday, December 1, 2017

Books: Holiday Romance Super Sale 99 cents


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Books: New Release #Sci Fi Series - Counter Strike is here! #eBook #RPBP

New Release!
Book Two in The New Glasgow War Series!
Counter Strike!
With her world in dire straits, Captain Duncan has a desperate plan to even the odds.

Freshly promoted to a new incarnation of the New Glasgow Marines, Rachel Duncan must lead her men in a desperate mission to end the FUP siege on her home world. Her world is in dire straits and she must devise a plan to even the odds before all is lost.

Outnumbered and out gunned, they try to lure in the enemy with thoughts of an easy prize.
Can they force the Union to the bargaining table or will they face the wrath of the largest navy in the known galaxy?

Counter Strike is the second book in the New Glasgow War series.
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Duncan scanned the room. Her team was in position. All were in their light armor and behind cover. To her right was Jenkin’s group. Three men, two with rifles and Gordo the heavy gunner. They stacked up in the corridor.

The lights flashed over the docking door as the enemy ship sealed the bridge between the two ships and flooded the connection tube with atmosphere. Lights changed from a blinking red, to a stable yellow and finally green.

The doors parted on the Q-Ship. Duncan could make out that the legs that were emerging from behind the rising door were unarmored. So far, the intel was correct. They should be able to pull this off.

She sighted down her rifle and as soon as the chests of the FUP navy sailors were visible; she opened fire. Ten shots fired and all four men were on the ground. Jenkin’s had his team sprinting into the airlock across to the enemy ship.

Duncan waved her men forward to join in the assault. As far as she could tell, the enemy didn’t get out a warning before they fell. In a few seconds they had passed the tube and were in the FUP patrol ship. Jenkin’s team headed for the bridge. She was to lead her group to the engine room.

One thing they practiced with was using chalk to mark out their progress. Jenkin’s marked the corridor with an arrow for the direction his team had taken. It conveyed exactly what he did without an electronic transmission the enemy could pick up.

Duncan went the opposite direction from the arrow mark. The ship was a small escort vessel that was being used for inspections. As such, the design was rather straight forward. There was only one deck. The bridge was in the front of the patrol craft with the engine room in the rear. In between were the various crew quarters and functions needed to run the warship.

As they sprinted down the hall, a door opened to the left and an officer stepped out into the corridor. Duncan swung the butt of her rifle up into the forehead of the man and slammed him back into the room he exited. She kept running past towards her objective.

There was a distant booming sound from behind them. That was probably Jenkin’s team breaching the bridge. Ahead was a secure door for the engine room and engineering section. The closed hatch presented a problem. They only had a few seconds to get in before she estimated that the enemy would realize that they were under attack.
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In a war torn world, one soldier rises above the ashes to take the fight to the enemy. 

New Glasgow lays in ruins. Sergeant Rachel Duncan leads her under armed platoon against the mechanized iron fist of the Federation union of Planets. Short on men and even less supplies, all they have to do is hold their ground until reinforcements arrive. Will Duncan rise to the occasion or will she crack under the intense pressure of a world under siege?




Out Of The Ashes is the First Book In The New Glasgow War Series.



The rifle lay beside her as her back pushed tight against the shattered wall. She was breathing slowly to control her heart rate. The walker's metal joints squealed and its feet pounded the broken pavement of the street below.

Counting in her head, she reached zero. With a flick of a finger, moved the rifle's selector switch to auto. Taking the pistol grip, she raised the weapon to her shoulder and braced it on top of the shattered wall.

The building was an apartment complex in the past. Now, it stood ruined and derelict like most buildings in her city. As she got ready to fire, she noticed the remains of wallpaper still clung to the wall she hid behind. Pastel ducks, bunnies and bears told her that the room she occupied was once a nursery. Now it was a ruin.

The Walker's thumping feet propelled it closer. There, it was two hundred meters down the street. Standing four stories tall, the Walker's torso pivoted from side to side looking for danger. Through the holographic site, she could make out the unit markings. This was a command vehicle of the Seventh Union Mechanized Infantry Division. It was probably the battalion commander's mech based on the antennas protruding from its iron grey head.

The Walker's sprouted small weapon pods from either side of its head. It was malevolence in motion. Walker's projected the power of the Union. More so than their navy as these were the sharp end of the Union's will.

Sweat rolled out from under her dusty balaclava and into her eyes. She tried to blink them clear as movement could attract unwanted attention. Waiting was always the hardest part. Engage too soon and you risked the rounds not being able to penetrate. Too late and they may not arm in time and would bounce off of the mech's armor.

There. She pulled the trigger and unleashed on the walker. With the mech a bare fifty meters from her position, the inferno rounds ate deeply into the armored skin. The first four shots were right on target. They impacted on the cockpit view screen and armor in the head of the beast. The remaining eight rounds walked to the left across the head and into the right weapons pod. Using the recoil to push her over, she fell on her back beside the wall she used for cover.

The weapons pod pulsed with light that brightened the ruin she hid within. She could only feel the deafening explosion. Her ear buds she wore under the balaclava protected her hearing from loud noises but amplified the quiet ones. Blast waves rolled over the building and knocked loose more bricks, dust and debris into the room. Covering her head with her arms, she kept her face from being torn by falling brick and shrapnel.

With her head turned towards the center of her position, she locked eyes with a blue cloth rabbit. The well-worn toy was dust covered. Another reminder of what the Union has done to her home, her people and her planet. She reached out and picked up the toy. The face and ears were threadbare from the attentions of a child now long gone from this ruin. She thought of her own family, her little sister Janice in particular. Janice was only eight when she joined the militia. It was only a year later when the bombs fell on her city and Sergeant Rachel Duncan's only remaining family was the militia.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Books: Mistletoe Palm Trees Release Blitz & HUGE Giveaway

Title: Sun, Sand & Sea – Mistletoe Palm Trees
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Rolling Thunder Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Stories of Sun, Sand and Sea - Mistletoe & Palm Trees. "Makes for ten holiday celebrations like none other. Sunny skies. Check. Palm Trees. Check. Beaches. Maybe. Family. Sometimes. Love and Romance. Double Check. Scrumptious food and a few cocktails. Triple Check. Murder. At least one.
Ten novellas written with heart felt holiday spirit that will make you laugh, bring tears to your eyes, warmth to your soul, intrigue to your psyche, with just enough romance to make you wish for more.
Celebrate with us!"  The ten authors of Indie Publishing Coalition.
Judith Lucci:  Biloxi Beach Murders (Book 2)
Tag Line - The Gulf Coast Can be Deadly
Kat, who finishes her graduate degree in Art History in December, travels from Washington, DC where she is interning at the Smithsonian Museum to Biloxi for some Thanksgiving holiday fun with her friends. Everyone is there including - her former main squeeze Liam. A great time turns sour when one of her old friends from the University of New Orleans is found beaten and bruised, floating in a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
*****
Lilian Robert:   Waves of Passion
Lindsey is a stunning young woman full of life, smart, efficient and ambitious, she surrounds herself with quality friends and has gained the respect of coworkers, superiors, and friends. 
Her heartbreaking separation from a five-year relationship left a void that someday would need to be filled. But at this point, romance seemed like unsafe territory.
And just about the time she thought she had achieved an impenetrable, relationship-proof fortress, Paul, a virtual friend on Facebook, sweeps he thoughts away and sets her nights on fire. If he is anything like what she had built in her mind, he would be a force to be reckoned. Lindsey is just about to find out.
*****
PJ Fiala:   Copper Moon – Colby
Aubree Norman has run Norman House Inn since she was twenty years old. Boyfriends have come and gone, not understanding her need to keep her grandparents home viable and running. Settling in to grow old in the beautiful Victorian and make her bed & breakfast the place to be, she killing it.
When fire jumper, Colby Landon comes to town he brings excitement with him. First, the hotel burns down other fires soon follow. As the flame burns hot between Aubree and Colby, will their love have a chance to grow or will the arsonist's torch turn their newfound flame into smoldering embers?
*****
Cherime MacFarlane:   Wild in Willow
The Larkin family plans to celebrate Christmas a little early due to a commitment made by the oldest son. But things are brewing in the background that may make it Wild in Willow. Irene Maddox is accompanying her friend Libby to the celebration. Can the family survive the blow up? Only time will tell.
*****
Nicole Sorrell:  The Art of Getting Away
Carlos is head over heels for his sassy girl Andie, and he wants their first Christmas together to be extra special. A romantic escape to the lake cabin where they met will be perfect. But Andie's ex-boyfriend interrupts his plans, begging her to give him a second chance. Carlos suspects the former gang member isn't telling Andie the truth, and decides he's going to do whatever it takes to keep her. And if that means fighting dirty...
*****
Angel Sefer:  Deadly Paradise
When Angelos Dimitriou a devastatingly handsome prominent attorney from Athens finds Natasha Ioannou unconscious on the steep rocks of a remote beach on Naxos, he is caught in a web of conspiracy, extortion, and greed. But the feisty and brave young woman with the emerald eyes captivates his soul, and Angelos throws caution to the wind in order to protect her. Caught in the eye of the storm, Natasha finds it hard to trust anyone. Will she ever open up to Angelos? And will he be able to save the blonde beauty from the threat hovering over her?
*****
Sybil Shae:  One More Day: Surviving the Waves
After the hurricane Chloe's life was in shambles, much like the buildings and the land around her, everything was destroyed. Her home, her family and her love all torn apart by a single wave. There was nothing left for her at Luna Beach. She moved away and spent years struggling to put her life back together. Just when she is starting to feel a small sense of normalcy, a Christmas Card arrives in the mail. What it says sets her emotions and her sanity into a whirlwind.
*****
P.J. MacLayne:  Love on the Dunes
Sunny skies, sandy beaches, palm trees and swimsuits. It wasn't like any Christmas Carena Galloway had ever known. She missed her family and worried about her relationship with her boyfriend, Aiden Wade. A picnic on the beach with friends was just the thing to distract her from her problems. Meeting a celebrity was a bonus.
But she never counted on attracting a stalker.
*****
Stephany Tullis:  Baby Boomer Bash
TAG LINE: Baby Boomers ONLY! No family allowed.
High school friends Sherry Mattison and Maddy Meriweather refuse to allow their adult children to ruin their love of Christmas and the family based traditions that are so near and dear to their hearts. Unlike Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch, they don't decide to cancel this year's Christmas, nor do their hearts harden. Instead of presenting their annual plea for an extended family Christmas like those of the good old days, the baby boomers greet their families on Thanksgiving Day with a new attitude and a feisty festive spirit that includes a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner: pot luck!
Their daughters are shocked but pleased when Christmas plans are not discussed as the family watches the Thanksgiving Day parade. Everyone is relieved that football half time focuses on another round of desserts and no mention of drawing names for the family Christmas gift exchange.
Sherry and Maddy kick off their plans for their Baby Boomer Christmas celebration with a Black Friday shopping spree. And then the thirty-day count-down begins!
Will the boomers' plans implode when someone blows the whistle on their European beach vacation?
*****
Valerie J. Clarizio:  Jess & Sam’s Story
After twenty years, Jess returns home to care for her ailing mother. Close proximity to the man she once loved who'd dumped her on the very day she expected a marriage proposal reawakens her broken heart and strengthens her vow to never put faith in a man.
By his own choice, Sam's the most elusive bachelor in town, his walls of defense firmly in place. But when the feisty little brunette he dated in high school and college moves back, Sam needs to step up his game, stiffening those walls to concrete. True love? A forever union? What kind of idiot believes in that?
No matter which way Sam and Jess turn in their little home town, they run into each other. And stumbling under the mistletoe isn't what either one needs.
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Judith Lucci:
Judith Lucci writes what she knows.....Hospitals, Patients, Physicians and Health Care. She adds suspense and intrigue along with well developed plots, vivid descriptions and memorable characters, and produces medical thrillers that few readers can put down.
Dr. Lucci is the author of the Alexandra Destephano Series, a series of medical thrillers that offer fans an escape into the busy world of a fictitious world-class hospital in New Orleans.
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Lilian Roberts:
Lilian Roberts is a corporate engineer. College, and the corporate world kept Lilian's writing on the back burner for a few years. It wasn't until later on in life that she decided to sit in front of the computer and finally put her thoughts on paper. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an avid reader and loves novels that feature characters draped in passion, mystery, and adventure. She is especially fascinated with the concept of immortality.
Lilian is the author of the Immortal Rapture series, eight paranormal, captivating, romance novels. A young British girl Arielle Lloyd with special gifts and an immortal man Sebastian Gaulle find their way to each other and want nothing more than to pledge their undying love to the world. For five centuries Sebastian has sought the one soul who can fulfill his dreams of everlasting love. Then he meets Arielle, whose heart calls out to him like no other.
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PJ Fiala:
Writing has been a desire my whole life.  Once I found the courage to write, life changed for me in the most profound way. Bringing stories to readers that I'd enjoy reading and creating characters that are flawed, but lovable is such a joy.
When not writing, I'm with my family doing something fun.  My husband, Gene, and I are bikers and enjoy riding to new locations, meeting new people and generally enjoying this fabulous country we live in.
I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.
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Website: www.pjfiala.com
Cherime MacFarlane:
Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination.
I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1975, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks.
My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie.
I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore.
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Nicole Sorrell:
My first love was reading. From the age of ten I read everything I could get my hands on. I was seventeen the first time I closed a book and thought, I want to do that. Write a story that good. It took a few years, but I finally published my first novel, joining the ranks of contemporary fiction authors. I included everything I love in a book. It's a romance story, has suspense and surprise, and with book two, became a women's fiction series.   
 I'm still a voracious reader, currently residing in a rural area of the mid-west. After living in various parts of the U.S. and traveling abroad, I recently moved into the very same home where I grew up. I enjoy country living: ours is a small community, and everyone knows everybody. The culture of the city also draws me in: the shopping, dining, and the opera and ballet.
I love traveling, especially to other countries, and I speak Spanish. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising. Home decorating is one of my favorite things. Of course I love to read, and I'm a published poet. I like baking pies and drinking ale. Oh, and I like playing cornhole, and I spend way more time than I should playing computer games.
My sidekick is a tiny Yorkshire terrier named Georgie Doodlebug. I call her GiGi. She's my fur baby.
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Angel Sefer:
Multiple award-winning, bestselling author Angel Sefer was born in Athens, Greece and has studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a degree in Economics and divides her time between the corporate world and her true passion: writing mystery, thriller, and suspense romances where passion flares and danger lurks around every corner.
Angel lives in Athens, Greece, with the two loves of her life—her son and her husband—and is a member of several writers groups.
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Sybil Shae:
For Love, Real Love, The Kind Of Love That Lasts Forever….Sybil
Sitting in a chair, at a desk with headphones on, typing away...That’s where you’ll find Sybil Shae most days. She loses track of time and reality as she dives into her romance world, becoming one with her characters and growing with them as they appear through words on the tablet screen in concert with the imagery of a fool’s paradise we all visit in our dreams.
Sybil Shae writes romance, both spicy romance reads and clean reads. She feels it, breathes it, and has built her world around it. Love is at the center of all things. Welcome to Sybil’s world.
Sybil Shae DOES NOT write Erotica by any means, even the Spicy parts aren't as spicy as most others on the market. She writes with Love as the central plot rather than adult content.
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P.J. MacLayne:
A computer geek by day and a writer by night, P.J. MacLayne grew up in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and sets much of her writing in that landscape. She currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.
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Stephany Tullis:
In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing. With this backdrop, regardless of the date or time of your visit, you will find family.
My world (my back-story) is guided by my faith and the inspiration I receive from God. Without exaggeration, family and relationships are the core of every book I write.
I love to travel and like me, my characters are always off and running and in so doing require me to research (and often visit) so many fascinating places.
I also love music—all kinds and I’m never surprised by what track finds its way to my personal playlists and a character’s ring tone, door chime, or car radio station.
People frown sometimes and don’t understand my love of politics, but I have a political administration background and thrived on and in my past government career. For me, it’s the people, the process and what democracy offers. As with life, my fictional towns and cities include mayors, governors, school board members, etc.
If you haven’t guessed, I love my world that allows me to not only live the life I love but to also share it with others.
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Valerie J. Clarizio:
Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.
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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-J.-
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Books: Interview with Texas Author Curt Locklear



It's been a pleasure to have a chat with talented author Curt Locklear. He has a new book coming out soon, so read below to find out more about him and his writing!

Where are you from and what's your background?

I am a native Texan having grown up primarily in Austin. I have a Masters’ degree from Texas State University. I have taught history and English, and I’ve been a principal at all levels. I have three great, talented children and two wonderful grandchildren. I have ridden horses, stretched barbed wire fence, herded cattle, plucked chickens, and sung in a choir in Europe. I’m related to the first wing walker in the bi-plane barn storming era, Ormer Locklear. I regularly give talks on history or on writing and always play my banjo and guitar in the presentation.

You’re surely busy and doing lots of interesting things! When did you realize you wanted to write and when did you start writing?

I started writing stories when I was in elementary. My first long story was about Santa Claus.

You started early! What genre do you write and what's your target audience?


I have an eclectic attitude in writing. I write historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, science fiction and mystery. My current focus is on historical fiction.



It’s always good to stretch the writing to different genres. How many books have you published so far? Have you been published in any other publications or journals?


I have two books published now. You can go to my website curtlocklearauthor.com and watch the exciting book trailers for the books. I won first place in a short story contest, and won an honorable mention in another. I have won two second place positions in short story contests. My short stories are published in four anthologies.

Congratulations on your writing accomplishments! What is your favorite quote and who wrote it?

My favorite quote is “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can for all the people you can as long as you ever can. – John Wesley.

Excellent quote, thanks for sharing. Do you have a favorite author? Who? Has this author or his book(s) influenced your writing in any way?

My favorite book is the Bible. I like St. Luke’s Gospel the best. After that, I like A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Beyond that, I have several favorite authors. Charles Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Robert Hicks, Ray Bradbury, and Geraldine Brooks. 

All excellent choices. So, if you could be a character from any book, which would you like to be, and why?

If I were to be a character from a book, it would probably be Bob Cratchit from A Christmas Carol. I believe he personified the essence of good will and a generous nature, and he has tremendous patience. 



We can tell you really enjoy A Christmas Carol! And what are you working on currently?

I’m currently working on the third book in the Asunder, Civil War trilogy. It is as yet unnamed. 

Where can we find out more about you and your writing?

You can find my books on Amazon and BN.com. Outskirts Press and Warren Publishing. I am on Facebook with over 2000 followers. My twitter handle is @CurtLock. Anyone wishing a lively, fun presentation can contact me at curt@curtlocklearauthor.com
 

Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?

I would like for readers to encourage others to put away their cell phones and T, and read a good book. I would encourage them to branch out of the genre they prefer and read other genres as well. I would encourage them to learn about history; else we will repeat the same mistakes. History, if well presented, is never boring.  

Thank you for the great suggestions and we wish you success in your upcoming release. It’s been a pleasure to find out more about you and your writing!

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