VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH CARIDAD PINERO,AUTHOR OF “NOCTURNAL WHISPERS”…

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WELCOMES CARIDAD PINERO TODAY!!

 PRESENTING!!!

PARANORMAL ROMANCE  AND ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHOR!!!

CARIDAD PINERO

Good morning Caridad and welcome back to My Book Addiction and More today…

MBA&M: Tell those readers who may not know you a few tidbits about Caridad Pineiro? 

CARIDAD: I’m a mom, wife and writer.  I’ve been published for about 12 years now and it’s still exciting to see one of my books on a shelf or have a new release!  I write mostly paranormal romance and romantic suspense, but I have a number of contemporary romances in my backlist that I am getting ready to re-release.

MBA&M: What if anything made you write “Nocturnal Whispers” an erotic paranormal romance novella? 

CARIDAD: I was originally scheduled to do some paranormal romance Nocturne Bites, but the line transformed into Nocturne Cravings which are erotic paranormal romances.  I was a little hesitant at first since although my writing is very sexy and edgy, erotic was a whole new genre for me.  I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of writing these very very sexy, almost naughty, short stories.

MBA&M: What are some of the challenges in writing “Nocturnal Whispers”? 

CARIDAD: The biggest challenge was balancing the redemption of the hero, Lord Alec, with the very bad, very demanding villainess – the mummy.  Alec had definitely done a bad thing and I loved showing how he’s changed enough to not only learn how to love, but to make up for what he did.  As for the villainess, she was so bad, but I wanted you to root for her to have her happily-ever-after.  That was tough, but I think I pulled it off.

CARIDAD: Who,be it animal,character or person is your biggest hero?Why? 

CARIDAD: Man, that is such a tough question.  It’s like picking who is my favorite child!  If I had to choose, well, if I could pick two of them, it would be vampire Ryder Latimer (from THE CALLING vampire novels which return in late 2012 and will be transformed to the REBORN vampire novels in 2013) and Christopher Sombrosa from THE LOST.  Both are men who are uneasy being thrust into the hero mold and yet find the inner strength and courage to do the right thing.  I loved seeing the evolution of them in their stories.  As for Ryder, he is still evolving as readers will see in BORN TO SERVE, which launches the REBORN series in early 2013.

MBA&M: Caridad,which do you think is harder to write erotic paranormal romance or romantic suspense?Why?

CARIDAD: Both are tricky, but for me, the writing the shorter erotic novellas and having them be romances was much harder than a longer romantic suspense.  In the longer book you have the time for the sexual tension to build and have a reasonable first encounter between the hero and heroine.  With the shorter length and erotic element, it’s that much harder to create that immediate connection and have a believable romance.  I worked very hard to make that happen in my Nocturne Craving because for me, it’s all about the romance between the two.  The naughty, sexy bits are that much more enjoyable because you feel the emotion between the hero and heroine.

CARIDAD: How do you feel your writing has improved over the years? Why? 

 CARIDAD: I think that like anything else, the more you practice the better you get.  I think I’ve gotten much better at choosing the right action verbs, creating better similes and metaphors and understanding my characters better to create people to whom readers can really relate.  My goal in a story is to have the readers emotionally involved with the characters and make them feel as if they are real live people.  If I do that, I feel I’ve succeeded.

MBA&M:  If you could be anyone or anything, what or who would you want to be at this time in your life? Why? 

CARIDAD: If I could be anything, it would be a cat.  I’m so jealous of how mine can stretch or take a long nap in the warmth of the sunlight.  As for being someone else, I’m really kind of happy just being me, although I wish I was a me who had more time to write!

MBA&M: What are some of the lessons you have learned as an author and what advise would you give to inspiring writers? 

CARIDAD: My first and most important lesson:  Never give up.  I even have to tell myself that at times when things are going as I would like.  If you give up, you have zero chance of accomplishing your dreams.  Your dreams are the deepest wishes of your soul and you should always try to reach for them.

 MBA&M: Tell our readers where to find you and where “Nocturnal Whispers” is available? 

NOCTURNAL WHISPERS released on February 1 and is available online at all the various online booksellers.  I will also have THE VAMPIRE’S CONSORT out in April 2012 and NIGHT OF THE COUGAR in June 2012.  Both are erotic paranormal romance novellas.

Caridad, do you have anything you would like to add? 

 Just a big thank you and hug for having me here! 

 I love hearing from readers so please visit www.caridad.com <http://www.caridad.com/>  and drop me a line!

Thank you so much Caridad for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!!

NOCTURNAL WHISPERS

 an erotic paranormal novella

Available February 2012

 ISBN B006IIX7XU

Harlequin Nocturne Cravings

Teaser(from the author’s website)

For over a century, Lord Alec Wright has been condemned to wander the Earth searching for a mummy he stole from an Egyptian tomb. Cursed to see all his loved ones die, he also must endure the spirit that tortures him with unrelenting arousal every night until he atones for his crime.

After years of searching, Alec has finally found what he seeks—but museum curator Kate Morton stands his way. The mummy’s spirit is affecting her as well, driving her wild with desire. It is the perfect opportunity for Alec to seduce Kate and obtain the artifact. But in his quest to end his torment, will Alec wind up losing his heart?

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VISIT WITH GIVEAWAY! PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR, ELISABETH STAAB,”KING OF DARKNESS”…

SOURCEBOOKS,INC. AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS AUTHOR  ELISABETH STAAB TODAY!!

WELCOME PARANORMAL ROMANCE WRITER, ELISABETH STAAB!!

Hello, Elisabeth and welcome to My Book Addiction and More!!

Hi, thank you so much for having me!

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Elisabeth Staab?

ELISABETH: Let’s see. I’m an at-home parent by day, and an author whenever I can squeeze it in. My other favorite things outside of that are music, coffee, good friends, and lately I’m really hooked on the TV show Glee. Probably because it’s about music and good friends. Also, there’s often coffee.

MBA&M: What made you decide to write “King of Darkness”?

ELISABETH: You know, at first it was sort of just something I wanted to try. I’d gotten so hooked on paranormals that I blew through series after series. I didn’t know what I wanted to read next, and my husband wanted that answer to be “nothing” because I was buying so many books! One night I had this image in my head that would end up being the opening scene for King of Darkness. I had written all my life but never seriously. I still remember when I said to my best friend “I think I’m going to write a novel.” He kind of smiled and said, “Yeah, good luck with that. I’ve started a bunch of them and haven’t finished one yet.”

MBA&M: Can you tell us a scene out of “King of Darkness” that stands out in your mind? Why?

ELISABETH: I always come back to two scenes in my mind. First, the first time Thad sees Isabel from across a crowded club. It’s not a love at first sight thing, exactly, but he’s blown away by her. Something in his gut tells him she’s “the one,” but then she turns and runs away. And I also really dig the first time Thad and Isabel make love, because even though it’s a case of attraction first, love later in this particular story, they really do start to connect there. They just don’t really acknowledge it fully to themselves.

MBA&M: What do you feel the appeal of “Vampires” is to readers?

ELISABETH: The concept of the “dark hero” is one that a lot of folks respond to in fiction. A good guy who’s a little bit hotter because there’s a dark, forbidden element to his persona that adds excitement. I think the reasons readers are into vampires are as many and varied as the readers themselves. Some like the fangs, some like the alpha male-ness, some like the fact that there’s a more primal element to the hero. He growls! He bites! As a writer, I like that an actual physical connection gets created between the two lovers. It’s not just falling in love emotionally, a physical bond is created. Not to mention, there’s an added element of danger and suspense, when your hero needs blood—potentially, specifically, his love interest’s blood—to survive in the story.

MBA&M: What do you feel the appeal of Paranormal Romance is to readers?

ELISABETH: It takes fiction to the nth degree in terms of imagination. You’re no longer limited by your hero’s humanity, he can literally be *anything*. He can have wings, or scales, or turn into a wolf when the moon gets full. Which can turn out to be fortuitous because it’s the time when his heroine is being kidnapped by the evil villain and the wolf chews the villain’s leg off and saves her. They can live on any planet, in any dimension. I think it’s escape in every sense, and it really takes fiction out of the box. I did a guest blog post recently where I had readers build their own fictional paranormal boyfriend, and people seemed to have a lot of fun with it. When I write paranormal, it’s often about a world that exists in an urban setting right under humans’ noses because that’s fun for me—the idea that when I’m getting my gas at 7-11, the burly guy on the Harley over there is really a vampire gassing up before he goes to look for more enemy wizards, I think that’s a fun fantasy. Maybe I just never grew up.

MBA&M:  If you could switch places with any of the characters in “King of Darkness” who would it be and why?

ELISABETH: That’s a tough one. I love all of my characters so much. I think Siddoh, one of my secondary characters who you’ll begin to see more of in future books after King of Darkness. He’s misunderstood sometimes. I like him an awful lot.

MBA&M: What are some of the lessons you have learned as an author?

ELISABETH: Wow. I’ve learned so many. I think the biggest is to keep learning because I know a TON more about being a good writer than I did when I started out, but there are a billion more things for me to learn. I try to read books, take classes, etc. as much as I can squeeze it into my schedule. My critique partner, he’s been writing as a career for 20 years and he still does that. I figure if he does, then I should also.

MBA&M: Who do you feel is your greatest hero, be it person or character?

ELISABETH: My husband, definitely. It takes a lot of fortitude to be a writer’s spouse, especially when you’ve got young children. No way could I be successful without his support, and that means the world to me.

         Elisabeth, do you have anything to add?

ELISABETH: I’ve been getting a lot of questions about book 2. Prince of Power, Anton and Tyra’s story, is set to release in January of 2013.

Thank you for visiting with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!

ELISABETH: Thank you so much for having me on your blog, I really appreciate it!

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(from the author’s website)

KING OF DARKNESS by Elisabeth Staab

Book one of the dark, edgy Chronicles of Yavn is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and pretty much anywhere books can be ordered).

)King of Darkness Book Cover

“Action-packed and sexually charged, this book will draw you in from the opening scene. (4.5 stars)”
–Romantic Times Book Reviews
” They broaden the focus and provide intriguing teasers for further books in this promising new paranormal series.” –Publisher’s Weekly

ETERNAL COMMITMENT IS NOT ON HER AGENDA…

Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although, drifting among the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons’ blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the king of vampires this party girl’s life turns dark and dangerous.

BUT TIME’S RUNNING OUT FOR THE KING OF VAMPIRES…

Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate has gotten it seriously wrong…

Mass Market Paperback:352 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 7, 2012)

ISBN-10:1402263155

ISBN-13: 978-1402263156

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH MAGICAL FANTASY ROMANCE AUTHOR KATHRYNE KENNEDY,”THE LORD OF ILLUSION”…

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ABOUT AUTHOR,KATHRYNe KENNEDY!!!

Kathryne Kennedy is a critically acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author of magical romances. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at www.kathrynekennedy.com. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Arizona, where she is working on the next book in her Relics of Merlin series, Everlasting Enchantment.

THE CHALLENGES OF WRITING FANTASY ROMANCE

Hello Wendy and team! It’s a pleasure to be here at My Book Addiction and More to talk about some of the challenges I faced when writing the fantasy romance in my series, The Elven Lords.

The first words that sprang to my mind when I read your question about what challenges I face when writing fantasy romance were: weaving, focus and believability.

I’ll start with the last, because I have to think of that the moment I start writing any book. How do you make an England that has been invaded by elven lords from another world believable? How do you make a character with superhuman powers, pointed ears, and a perfect physique believable enough for readers to fall in love with?

I face similar challenges in every book I write, and the way I try to overcome this obstacle is by making a connection with the reader…and myself. Because I have to believe in the world and characters in order to share that belief with others. So, how do I make that connection?

Primarily with details, and this is where focus becomes important. I have to be in the story when I write. I have to see the characters in my mind. So I involve all of my senses. What I can see, taste, smell, feel, etc. This makes a connection. And then there are the emotions. If I can connect with what my character is feeling, he will become a real person to me, and hopefully to my readers. No matter how extraordinary my characters are, if they possess feelings I can relate to, and goals and motivations that are realistic to me, they become believable.

Focus is critical as I have to get back into their heads before they can move forward in a scene. Their personalities grow with each page and any decision or action they take is based on their choices, not mine. So even something as minor as walking across a room, or as major as making love, has to be in their character, with their motivation and purpose.

I always have a general idea of the plot—where the story will take me—and I have a general idea of my character’s strengths and weaknesses. But the story itself unfolds as I write, and I have to see each scene in my head—I have to be in that scene—before I can get it down in words. If I can’t visualize it, I can’t write about it. I can’t pass along that vision to my reader.

I also use details of the history of the world to make a connection with reality to make the world believable, and this is where weaving becomes important. I have to take the fantasy elements and the romance elements and weave them together as part of the overall plot. And because I use history as a backdrop, I have to add this third element into the pattern. The best way to show you how I do this is by example, so here’s an excerpt from The Lord of Illusion to show you what I mean:

As if she had conjured him with a thought, Imperial Lord Roden entered the room, frighteningly resplendent in cloth of gold, the skirt of his coat swirling about him as if caught in some invisible wind. Gold thread had also been woven in the lace at his throat and sleeves, even finer strands creating the design of a dragon in the clocks of his hose. His long white hair flowed down his back like a river of sparkling silver, his pointed ears peeking through the strands of it. Large golden faceted eyes surveyed the room, only the malignant expression on his face robbing it from glorious beauty.

Silence enveloped the room at his entrance. He appeared to enjoy it.

I hope you found it interesting to discover some of the challenges I face in writing fantasy romance, and the way I approach them. I would love to hear from readers about how they connect with a story! And thanks a million for visiting with me today!

As Always, My Magical Best,

Kathryne

 Thank you Kathryne, for visting with us and our readers today.It is a pleasure to have you visit with us!!!

THE LORD OF ILLUSION BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES FEBRUARY 2012

Mass Market Paperback:448 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 7, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1402236549

ISBN-13: 978-1402236549

(FROM THE PUBLISHER)

He’ll do anything to save her…
Rebel Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England’s freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. He gets his chance when he finds a clue to opening the magic portal to Elfhame, and he must race to find the slave girl who holds the key to the mystery. But even as Drystan rescues Camille Ashton from Dreamhame Palace, it becomes unclear exactly who is saving whom.

For the fate of humankind lies with Camille…

Enslaved for years in a realm where illusion and glamour reign, Camille has learned to trust nothing and no one. But she’s truly spellbound when she meets Drystan–a man different from any she’s ever known, and the force of their passion may yet be strong enough to banish the Elven Lords from this world forever.

Praise for The Lord of Illusion

“The world sings with vivid imagery and fantastic magic, and all the previous characters join forces in a thrilling final fight for humankind.” —Publishers Weekly Starred review

“The hero and heroine are also out of the ordinary, and while this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too.” —Booklist Starred review

“Superb writing and a fast-moving plot combined with magical passion make this a real page-turner!” —RT Book Reviews 4 ½ Stars and Top Pick of the Month

 WHERE TO BUY “THE LORD OF ILLUSION” BY KATHRYN KENNEDY:

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Kathryne’s Bookseller Directory

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR CHERYL BROOKS,”STUD”…

SOURCEBOOKS,AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WELCOMES AUTHOR CHERYL BROOKS TODAY!!

ABOUT AUTHOR,CHERYL BROOKS!!

Cheryl Brooks is a critical care nurse by night and a romance writer by day. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America. She is the author of The Cat Star Chronicles series and lives with her husband, two sons, four cats, two horses and two dogs in rural Indiana.

For more information, please visit http://cherylbrooksonline.com/ or follower her on Twitter: @CherylCatMaster.

Good morning, Cheryl and welcome to My Book Addiction and More!

 

MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about Cheryl Brooks?


CB:
I grew up in Louisville, KY and I’ve been a critical care nurse since 1977, graduating from the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. I met my husband that year and married him in 1979. I then went on to earn a BSN from Indiana University in 1986. I was pregnant with my eldest son Mike, when I graduated, and my youngest son, Sam was born about a month before we moved to rural Indiana in 1989. I’d had horses as a kid and was looking forward to raising them when we finally got a farm of our own. I did that on a small scale for several years, but then writing took over my life. Right now, I’m holding at two horses, four cats, and two crazy dogs, Bugsy and Peaches. I’ve worked full-time in nursing ever since I graduated, but have recently cut back to part-time to allow more time for my writing. My other interests include cooking, gardening, singing and guitar playing.

 

I’ve been writing in earnest since 2004, and I self-published a book titled, If You Could Read My Mind, writing as Samantha R. Michaels in 2006. Slave (2008) was the first of my books to be published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, and has since been followed by Warrior, Rogue, Outcast, Fugitive, Hero, and Virgin. Stud is the current release, to be followed by Wildcat in February 2013. Also, in June, 2011, I self-published an ebook titled Sex, Love, and a Purple Bikini. I’ve contributed stories to The Sextet Anthologies for Siren/Bookstrand, but have since gone solo with an erotic novella titled Small, Medium, & Large; A Toy Story, which is due to be released in April 2012.

 

MBA&M: Why write an erotic paranormal romance series?

 

CB: I fell in love with sci-fi as a kid watching Star Trek, but it always bugged me that Captain Kirk always got the girl, rather than Mr. Spock, whom I considered to be the more interesting character. Then Star Wars came out, and yes, there was romance, but it was more of a subplot than the main focus of the story. I wanted a romantic sci-fi series, but unlike the romance novels of that time, I wanted it hot and explicit without all the flowery euphemisms that, to be perfectly honest, I found irritating. So that’s what I wrote!

 

MBA&M: What where the challenges in writing “Stud”?

 

CB: Unlike many of the books in this series that mainly had my imagination as their source, I had to do some research for Stud. If you check out the acknowledgements in the back of the book, you’ll see what I mean. I studied videos about everything from making primitive weapons to how to make tools from deer antlers.

 

MBA&M: When writing “The Cat Star Chronicles”, how did the stories come to be and how many will be in this series?

 

CB: When I first began writing this series, I envisioned Cat, the hero of the first book, Slave, to be the last of a species whose life span was two hundred years or more. I planned to follow him through the various loves of his life, but when I sold the story to Sourcebooks, my editor nixed that idea. Her suggestion was that Cat was not the last of his kind, and that there were others like him scattered throughout the galaxy. So I came up with the idea of six comrades in arms who were captured near the end of the war in which their planet was destroyed and sold into slavery. I had already started writing Warrior as an earlier episode in Cat’s life, but turned it into a story about a new hero, Leo. For that book, I wanted a more historical feel, and set it on a planet colonized by people who shunned modern advances and eventually devolved into a feudal society, complete with knights on horseback and a line of healing witches, including the heroine, Tisana. Book three, Rogue, is about two brothers who were sold as a pair to the reptilian queen of a desert world. With the intention of breeding more of them while at the same time increasing the cultural diversity of her people, the queen hires a young woman from Earth to teach piano to the princess. Book four, Outcast, is more of a western frontier saga, with a pioneer heroine and a rather tortured hero who was originally sold as a slave to keep a group of harem women happy. Book five, Fugitive, tells the story of the one member of the group who escaped prior to being sold and has been on the run ever since. He’s living like Tarzan in the wilds of Barada Seven until a wildlife artist named Drusilla arrives to paint the native birds. Book six, Hero, focuses on the brother in Rogue who didn’t get the girl. This time he not only wins the heart of Micayla, the last Zetithian woman in existence, but helps bring the nemesis of the Zetithian race to justice. At the end of Hero, a refugee ship lands with over a hundred Zetithians aboard. Books seven through nine, Virgin, Stud, and Wildcat (which is due to release in February 2013) follow three of those refugees and the paths their lives take now that they are free and the threat to their kind has been eliminated. I could write more, but so far, I’m only contracted for a total of nine books.

 

MBA&M: How hard is it to continue with a series with a lot of books in the storyline?

 

CB: The trouble with this sort of series is that the places and character names and the various alien species are hard to keep track of. If I’d had any sense at all, I’d have created an ongoing list of characters and descriptions, but I only do it for each book, and I find myself actually having to re-read parts of the earlier books. Because Stud is set in the same locale as Outcast, I had to go back and study several chapters.

MBA&M: If you could switch places with one of the characters in your books, who would it be and why?

 

CB: I would love to be Captain Jack from Slave, but Tisana’s character in Warrior actually comes the closest to being me. Jack is adventurous, outspoken, and strong. She’s the person inside me that’s trying to get out. Unfortunately, the rest of me isn’t a match for her personality.

MBA&M: Of all your books in The Cat Star Chronicles so far, which is your favorite and why?


CB: The current book is always my favorite, because as the series has moved on, I have also moved on as a writer. My earlier books were fun, and I love them all, but I can recognize the fact that they aren’t as well-written as my later efforts. I didn’t go into this venture as a polished, highly-trained writer, and have gotten a lot of on the job training.

 

MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where Stud is available?


CB: Stud is available in bookstores and online from vendors such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It is also available in ebook formats for Kindle, Nook, etc.  http://cherylbrooksonline.com/ is my website. You can email me at cheryl.brooks52@yahoo.com. For those of you who are adventurous and feeling slightly naughty, I invite you to visit my blog, http://cherylbrookserotic.blogspot.com/ But be warned! I don’t call it EROTIC for nothing!

 

MBA&M: Cheryl, do you have anything to add?

 

CB: I began writing to relieve the stress of nursing, therefore, even though there are adventures and a few bad guys throughout the series, focusing on the dark side of fiction with all of its evil and suffering was never my intention. My goal was to have fun and enjoy the romance as it develops between my hero and heroine.

 

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today!!

 

CB: Thanks so much for having me here on My Book Addiction and More! It’s always a pleasure to visit!

MBA&M: THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH US AGAIN. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU VISIT WITH US AND OUR READERS!!!

 

STUD BY CHERYL BROOKS – IN STORES FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Mass Market Paperback:416 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 7, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1402251688

ISBN-13: 978-1402251689

(FROM THE PUBLISHER)

They’re galaxies apart…

Even for a Zetithian, Tarq Zulveidinoe’s sexual prowess is legendary. Believing it’s all he’s good for, Tarq sets out to perpetuate his threatened species by offering his services to women across the galaxy…

 

But one force can bring them together…

Lucinda Force is the sensitive dark horse in a self-absorbed family, repeatedly told that no man will ever want such a plain woman. Lucy longs for romance, but is resigned to her loveless lot in life—until Tarq walks through the door of her father’s restaurant on Talus Five…

 

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KINDLE FREE E-BOOK BY SOREN PETREK!!

PATIENCE COUNTY WAR

 Soren Petrek

Book Description(From Amazon)

Publication Date: December 3, 2011
Kill or be killed. Patience County Sheriff, Sam Trunce is in the cross hairs of a Mexican drug cartel. He is not alone. Patience County’s secret army of combat vets, Masai warriors and history’s most deadly female assassin stand at his side. The cartel’s murder squad and Patience’s army hurtle towards war, winner takes all.

Patience County War is free on kindle feb 15, 16. Here’s the link. http://amzn.to/w3tTwj

 It’s free the next couple of Days, check it out.

 

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VISIT WITH, AUTHOR NAOMI DATHAN,”WHITHER THOU GOEST I WILL GO”…..

KIRKADE PRESS AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AUTHOR, NAOMI DATHAN TODAY!!!

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WELCOME NAOMI DATHAN!!     

MBA&M:Tell our readers a little about Naomi Dathan

NAOMI: I am a widow with two daughters, a teen and a tween, and two rescued beagles with a vastly inflated view of their place in the universe.  I love to write, paint ceramics and sing (I’ve never met a microphone I didn’t love).

MBA&M: What made you decide to write a Christian Historical Novel?

NAOMI: I’ve been fascinated with life on the prairie since my third grade teacher read my class Little House on the Prairie.  But it wasn’t until I read The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin that I became compelled to write Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go.  Because I my world view is so saturated with my faith, all of my novels are Christian to a greater or lesser degree.

MBA&M: What challengers did you encounter in writing Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go?

NAOMI: At the time I wrote that novel, I was the full-time caregiver for my husband, whose health was declining.  Probably at least half was written in hospital waiting rooms and sitting by his hospital bed.  When I went back to edit Jem’s story, I realized the impact of that – many of poor Seth’s health problems might have been avoided if only I’d written the story at a different stage of my life. 

The other challenge major challenge was my love for the kids I wrote.  How could I not love those funny little personalities?   It was pretty traumatic to throw them into the dangerous storm.

     MBA&M:  How much research went into writing, and where did you go to find it?

NAOMI: Hi, I’m Naomi, and I’m a research-holic.  The answer is, too much!  I loved doing the research, loved throwing myself into that time and place.  I read history, immersed myself into historical sites on the internet, and searched for photos.

  Favorites:

NAOMI: My favorite books and movie are Pride and Prejudice, but I read a little bit of practically everything.  As far as music, I love gospel, classical, pop, country . . .   And I love it all more if it’s live.  I love live music.  I also love to karaoke. 

MBA&M:  Who is your hero, be it a person, character?

NAOMI: I adore Mahalia Jackson.  She was an extraordinary vocalist, but also an extraordinary woman.  Did you know that she was partly responsible for Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech?  He had several variations of the speech with different elements.  During the March on Washington, he was speaking about something else when Mahalia Jackson leaned forward and said, “Tell them about the dream, Martin.”  So he did.

       MBA&M: Top reads that influenced my writing:

NAOMI: Well, as I mentioned before, the two primary influences for this book were Laura Ingalls Wilder and David Laskin.  Many, many authors – too many to name — taught me how to write by example.

MBA&M: What is on the Horizon?

NAOMI: Practically as soon as I finish this interview, I’ll be beginning the sequel to Whither.   Meantime, watch for my romantic suspense, The Temptation of Mrs. Emily Templeton, to be released in the next couple of months.  It’s contemporary, and in some ways a very different book, so readers will have to let me know what they think!

       MBA&M: How to buy the book

You may purchase Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go at

Vyrso (http://vyrso.com/product/15793/whither-thou-goest-i-will-go),

Barnes and Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whither-thou-goest-i-will-go-naomi-dathan/1107762419) and

Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Whither-Thou-Goest-Will-ebook/dp/B006FK72QE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329172848&sr=1-1 )

THANK YOU NAOMI FOR VISITING WITH US AND OUR READERS TODAY AND GOOD LUCK ON ALL YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS!!

Visit with Naomi at http://naomidathan.com/

WHITHER THOU GOEST,I WILL GO

NAOMI DATHAN

File Size:382 KB

Publisher:Kirkdale Press (November 27, 2011)

Language:English

ASIN: B006FK72QE

Product Description(from Amazon)

For everything there is a season. A season for joy. A season for sorrow. A season for testing.
Jem Perkins has it all – money, a fine house, a handsome husband, and a new baby boy. But when her family fortunes turn, Jem’s husband Seth leads her to a new home: a sod house on a Nebraska homestead.
It is a season of growth for Jem as she reluctantly confronts her new realities: back-breaking labor, dangerous illness, and mind-numbing isolation. She learns to embrace her new role as a capable woman and marriage partner and discovers an awareness of God’s hand in her life.
Then, on January 12, 1888, the history-making Children’s Blizzard sweeps across the land, ushering in a season of hardship she never expected. Can Jem’s confidence, marriage, and new-found faith weather the storm?

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GIVEAWAY FOR “THE LOST DAUGHTER” BY LUCY FERRIS….

PENGUIN GROUP AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS “THE LOST DAUGHTER” BY LUCY FERRIS GIVEAWAY!!

THE LOST DAUGHTER

LUCY FERRIS

Reading level:Ages 18 and up

Paperback:400 pages

Publisher:Berkley Trade; 1 edition (February 7, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:042524556X

ISBN-13: 978-0425245569

www.lucyferriss.com

Book Description(From Amazon)

Publication Date: February 7, 2012
Brooke O’Connor–elegant, self-possessed, and kind–has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke’s high school boyfriend, Alex–now divorced and mourning the death of his young son–unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair.
For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage–and her emotional equilibrium–at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long.
But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be.
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LEGACY OF EDEN by Nelle Davy “Scavenger Hunt”…

 SCAVENGER HUNT!!

The Legacy of Eden is on tour and all of the blogs are participating in a Scavenger Hunt! So Follow along for the fun….

February 13, 2012 EXCERPT FROM “LEGACY OF EDEN” BY NELLE DAVY

“It’ll end in tears,” they said, and secretly hoped.

In little over a year, my grandmother decided that her initial vision was completed enough to her satisfaction and she threw a party. My grandfather, Cal Sr., was relieved—he saw it as a peace offering. She let him believe that.

How can it be so easy for her? I thought, as I sat in my studio, my conversation with Ava repeating in a continuous loop through my head. She who, unlike me, spent years forcing herself to remember when I was struggling to forget. The light was beginning to die outside, eager lamps from the streets sharpening against the encroaching dark. I sat in the corner of my room, surrounded by the half-formed clay models, whose shadows threw deformed specters on the walls behind them. I could tell as we spoke that unlike me she did not see an arched sign hung between two columns of oak with the farm’s name written on it in curlicue black lettering or the gravel paths that wound through sculptured green lawns on which were planted pockets of flowers.

By following along with the hunt you’ll get a sneak peek at the first chapter of “The Legacy of Eden” and get the chance to win your own copy! And Nelle Davy will be here on the 29th of February with a guest post!

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GIVEAWAY AND VISIT WITH ROSANNE BITTNER,AUTHOR OF “WILDEST DREAMS”…

SOURCEBOOKS AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PRESENTS “WILDEST DREAMS” AUTHOR ROSANNE BITTNER TODAY!!!

MEET “HEART OF THE WEST” AUTHOR ROSANNE BITTNER!!

I have been published since 1983, when the first of my 7-book
SAVAGE DESTINY series was published by Kensington.  That was 57 books and many awards ago.  I write strictly about the American West of the 1800’s as well as numerous books about Native Americans.  I work very hard on research and always include real history and real locations in my stories.  Many of my fans have told me they feel as though they learned a lot about our history in an entertaining way after finishing one of my books.  I also write about true love – no bed-hopping, haughty heroine type of stories.  My characters are very strong, pioneer-type people who are brave and determined, and whose solid love holds them together as they face the trials of settling an untamed land.

(Idea for Wildest Dreams):  All my ideas are based on my love for America history and the research I do for my stories.  Every book I write brings up yet another idea for yet another book.  I love the western American landscape, and it doesn’t get much more beautiful than Montana.

(Hero/heroine/villain):  There is no way to “decide” these things.  I simply start out with a basic story idea – a man and woman meet, fall in love, and start their own ranching empire in the wilds of Montana. Obviously, in such a time and place, outlaws (horse theives/cattle theives) and Indians are going to be the natural enemies.  However, I try to give back stories for my villains also, reasons for some of the things they do, especially Native Americans because I totally understand where they are coming from in their fight to keep what they felt belonged to them.

 (Challenges in writing):  The obvious challenge is truly understanding what it must have been like to settle in wild, lonely country – especially for a woman.  Women are naturally social people, and although a rancher had plenty of other men (his help) to interact with, it was very hard for the pioneer woman, who was often the only woman on the premises and who was miles from town and neighbors, often giving birth alone, no doctors to help with sick children, putting up with long, dark winters buried in winter snows and so forth.  Living today’s life of running all over the place, belonging to clubs, involved with the internet and all its venues for contacting the entire world, it’s sometimes difficult to grasp what it must be like to be completely alone in a dangerous land, knowing you will likely never see your mother and other family members again. In that respect, and being a woman, I would have to say (in answer to the next question) that I identify the most with the heroine (Lettie) in Wildest Dreams.

(If I could change anything in the world):  I would go back to The American pioneer spirit we have always felt in this country until just the last few years, when it seems as though we have taken a turn away from what made the United States the greatest country in the world.  We need renewed hope and pride and desire to set new frontiers and  be the best.

(Who influenced me):  I would have to say the book THE PROUD BREED by Celeste deBlasis inspired me to write about the growth of America during the 1800’s.  Also, A LANTERN IN HER HAND, by Bess Streeter Aldrich – a wonderful book that depicts a woman’s loneliness in living in an unsettled land and giving up all her dreams to help her husband fulfill his own dreams.  I highly recommend both books.

(Future projects):  I still have a World War II story I would like to re-write and get published. It’s out of my normal genre, but it’s a story I’ve always wanted to tell. Currently I have a book called PARADISE VALLEY, a love story set in Wyoming, with a pubisher for consideration.
And for now I am working on a post-civil war love story called DESPERATE HEARTS.
(Advice to new writers):  Write, write, write – every day.  No excuses. You have to “practice” writing, just like any other talent you might have.

Wildest Dreams can be found through Sourcebooks.com and Amazon.com.  It is currently avaiable in print and as an e-book.  You can learn more about me at www.rosannebittner.com and my blog – www.rosannebittner.blogspot.com

And watch for my virtual Valentine’s Day party at http://rosannebittner-virtualvalentine.blogspot.com/. !!

WILDEST DREAMS

ROSANNE BITTNER

Paperback:560 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reprint edition (February 7, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1402267681

ISBN-13: 978-1402267680

(From the author’s website)

 Luke Fontaine and Lettie MacBride meet on a wagon train headed west, both of them running from a past and from places to which they intend to never return. They fall in love, and Lettie follows Luke to Montana, where Luke intends to build a cattle empire of his own. Beset by relentless snows, Indian attacks, run-ins with horse thieves, buffalo hunters, a grizzly bear, prairie fires, vigilantes and the countless other challenges of settling in wild country, the powerful love Luke and Lettie share helps hold them together through a rugged pioneer life and through the loss of a son who is stolen away by Indians, never to return until he is a grown man.

       WILDEST DREAMS is a vivid depiction of what life was like for America’s pioneers, all set against the glorious panorama of Montana, “big-sky country,” where there was a time when a man could own land that stretched so far that it would take days to ride its perimeter … a land where a man could carve out his dreams and realize them … and where a woman found strength and independence of a kind she’d never know in settled places.

       Luke and Lettie raise a huge family, and WILDEST DREAMS goes into the lives of their children, whose hearts will always lie at “home,” on the DOUBLE-L Ranch in Montana. Though people and events come along to try to destroy the love Luke and Lettie have for each other, nothing can come between them. By the end of this book, a sweeping saga of romance, adventure and realistic pioneer life, the courage it took for our American pioneers to settle this land will live on in the minds of the readers for years to come, along with an appreciation for the kind of people who settled America!

BOOK TRAILER FOR “WILDEST DREAMS” BY ROSANNE BITTNER:http://youtu.be/cUM5P-yyVtM

***GIVEAWAY**

*Giveaway is sponsored by the publisher*

Thanks to Beth and Sourcebooks we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “Wildest Dreams” by Rosanne Bittner. Giveaway open to U.S. and Cananda residents only. No P.O. Box,please.

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