Friday, 29 November 2013

Day Ten - Bruce Blake

Day ten introduces a man who has written many books: Bruce Blake.

These are the covers for the first book in each of his series.

To find out more about him and his books go to UK

Thanks again and see you tomorrow.


Day Eight - a Book

Day Eight brings you a children's book The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool by P J LaRue.

Princess Harmonie, the daughter of Aphrodite, makes people feel peaceful. Her life in New York is disrupted when the war-god, Ares, demands that his five warrior children capture her so they can fight and cause wars. Princess Harmonie must give up all that she loves, including her beloved brother, Eros, move to Hawaii, and live with her new protectors, whom she doesn’t even know. Together, the five girls are The Mystic Princesses, and they learn they have inherited powers from their mythological parents. Along the way, The Mystic Princesses learn life-lessons in personal safety, trust, keeping secrets that could cause harm and stopping bullies. But will the princesses learn how to use their powers in time to protect Princess Harmonie from the Children of Ares, when their hiding place is discovered?
To get a copy go to UK amazon or

Enjoy and join us tomorrow.


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Day Seven - Talking Cats to Zombies

Day Seven brings you an author who has written many books in different genres and for different ages, everything from cats to zombies. I am talking about Vickie Johnstone.

For more information on Vickie check out her author page on amazon where you will find all her books.

There's sure to be something amongst them for someone you know. Happy shopping.


Day Five - Something a bit Different.

Today on my blog I'm featuring poets. First up is Aurora Morealist.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not exclusive to survivors of war as Aurora shows readers in the poetic writings that saved her life. Relentless shock wars on her psyche since 2010 - deaths, betrayals, abuses - left her traumatized and alone with writing often her only companion. What she has learned thus far: Art saves lives. If you write, draw, craft, paint, stitch, make music, dance, sing, you have a life saver like no other. Holding fastly to her own savior of writing, Aurora writes what she can to emphasize this message: PTSD does NOT alter your character, personality or intelligence; it simply destroys your ability to cope. And it can happen to anyone. Anytime. Aurora's real world resume is admirable with career achievements and writing awards as intact as her innate character and professional references. None of this matters any more. She may never be the same again and is finally at peace with this. While writing isn't always possible for Aurora, or perhaps, possible to do well...writing is her anchor, her life line, her way forward. Won't you join her as she writes the wrongs, soulfully healing herself in the hope of helping others - one word at a time - shining love, sharing boundaries and savoring nature in short verse that speaks to gratitude, loss and being human. 

To find out where you can get in touch with Aurora or to buy a copy of her book visit her Amazon page

Next up is Loretta Livingstone. Loretta has written a few poetry books: The covers are to follow.

Loretta's books can be bought direct from her website  where you'll also find a range of gifts featuring her trademark "Hopes, Dreams and Medals".
I hope you enjoyed my Poet blog. See you tomorrow when  in honour of it being Thanksgiving in America I'll be showcasing an American author.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Day Six - Thanksgiving

As day six happens to fall on Thanksgiving it is only right that I feature an American author. So here is Brenda Perlin. To follow are the covers for the first two books in the Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles.

To find out more about Brenda and the books that are getting huge reviews visit


To all my American family and friends Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy your day and come back soon for more authors. For everyone else - enjoy the rest of the day and I'll see you soon.


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Author a Day - Day Four

Welcome DeEtte Beckstead to day four. Here are two of her books a short story and her first novel.

Victory, a town where the people love their country and their neighbors, but what happens when two visitors come to town? One comes with fear and control, slowly taking away the freedoms the people love. The other comes with faith. When darkness overtakes the town who will have Victory?

She has a host of good reviews on Amazon. Check out her page and find a copy for yourself.
Hope you enjoyed these - See you tomorrow.

Author a Day - Day Three

Day three brings you Jess Sturman-Coombs.

Jess has written three books, two for Young Adult and one for New Adult. Here are her great covers.


You can find Jess' books at UK Sturman-Coombs sturman coombs

Thanks for taking the time to find about another great author. Check in tomorrow and see who's next.


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Day Two - A Book

Today I'm featuring Digitus 233. A young adult book by K.D. Emerson that is amassing many 5* reviews.

When Zeph, the adventurous son of a millionaire hid in the cargo hold of the Learjet carrying his brother Zander to camp he had no idea there was anything dark or ominous going on. That was until he watched Zander ejected from the plane onto a barren arctic island and Zeph, trapped on the plane, found himself headed for South America. Will he be able to expose the truth behind Digitus, the world's dominant corporation, or will they succeed in their sinister plan to control his brother and destroy the world?
This is more than an action packed book series; it's a wakeup call to the world. Will we allow ourselves to go blindly into slavery or will we stand up and fight for freedom and our basic human rights before it's too late?

"This is a book I've been waiting for a long time! A perfect adventure without violence or sex. Something that suits both girls and boys and yet is a great read for adults too. Personally that `for boys' part makes me especially happy as I've really had a hard time figuring out what to recommend for teen and young adult boys but not anymore. So if you are Teen/YA reader, have sons, nephews, grandsons... don't waste time pondering what to read next. Get your own copy of DIGITUS 233 right now! Me? I'm definitely gonna buy copies of DIGITUS 233 for all of my nephews and godsons and I'm sure they'll enjoy the story as much as I did and when the next part is out I will be the first in line to get it!" Jennifer Loiske - review.

To find out ore about the author and to order a copy of her book visit


Enjoy your book. Thank you for stopping by and check back tomorrow for another author.


Friday, 22 November 2013

Author a Day - Day One

Today I'm starting my Christmas countdown with prolific writer Jennifer Loiske.
Her books range from New Adult, down to Young Adult. The first books in each series are shown here.

To order your copy got to UK:


Enjoy Reading and be sure to check back tomorrow for another author.


Blog a day until Christmas

With Christmas nearing, at what seems to be a very fast pace, I've turned my thoughts to presents. And as we all know what great presents books make I've decided to post a blog every day featuring a book or author so that you can all find some great presents for your family too.

So from 23rd November until 23rd December my mission is to try and post every day. My last post will be the 23rd December because Christmas Eve is always so busy and is time for my family.

I hope you enjoy the blogs and find the perfect present amongst them.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Escape - book Launch

Nadia's is excited to announce that her newest book, Escape, will be released by Master Koda Select Publishing on 8 November. She invites you to the book launch party on Facebook. All are welcome to come join the fun. Here's the link to the event. It's simple to join, simply click 'join' at the top right of the page and pop in on the eighth at 3:00 pm CST.

                     Would you like to tell us about your new release?

I'd love to. Escape is the second book in the Rough Hewn Trilogy. It picks up almost two centuries after the first families settled Kilmservy Village and brings us to present day, and their descendants. Carolyn Breckenship discovers that she's living with a serial killer. Rather than leave, she decides to find enough evidence to put him away. Doing so puts her life, and the lives of her closest friends, in danger. Each one will have to make a choice to leave the village until the killer is caught, or stay where they will live in fear of being snatched away at any moment. One of the group will barely survive an encounter with him.

                     How did you choose the genre you write in?
The paranormal short story, Ziggy Returns, was sort of a fluke. During a conversation with a friend, I said, that would make a nice addition to a story. We agreed, and from that one statement came a ghost story. With Rough Hewn, it sort of chose me. I hadn't planned to write it, but did. I suppose, since I like to read horror, mystery/suspense and thrillers, I would naturally feel comfortable writing in those genres.
                     Was this story hard to write? I mean, emotionally, did it take a toll on you?
Admittedly, there are parts of the story that were hard to write. I took more than my share of walks between scenes.
                     Are there any characters in your book who remind you of someone you've known personally?
Not really. I think most of the players in my books have characteristics of many people I've known. Nothing specific, outside of the way one might twist his/her head around to look at something, or a quirky smile. Stuff like that is what comes from people I know.
                     What are you working on now?
I'm working on the third Rough Hewn book.
                     Do you have any plans to pull characters from this book into another one? Perhaps, expand on the trilogy, making it a series?
I've considered it. I actually have a few story bites running around in my head for Lorianna, her son and another character.
                     Finally, when is the third book in the Rough Hewn Trilogy coming out?
I don't have a release date for the third book, yet. In fact, It's not finished. The groundwork is done. I know where the story is going and how it'll wrap up, but it's only 1/3 complete. I'll finish it in November, but the release date remains open.
Nadia Kilrick is a Florida native who finds tranquility in the simple life of the Deep South. She believes there is no better place to contemplate life's journey than sitting beside a slow moving creek shaded by mighty moss-draped oaks. It's there that dreams burst free from within the chasms of the human heart.
Nadia has written fiction since childhood. The busyness of life and raising a family slowed the progress of her writing for two decades. When her children moved away, she began writing articles for the web. Her passion for fiction writing quietly stirred while writing articles related to gardening, family, self-sufficiency and do-it-yourself projects. Now she writes fiction full time. Thriller, suspense/mystery and paranormal are her favorite genres to write. When reading, she reaches for psychological thrillers, true crime, mystery/suspense, horror, paranormal, western and historical fiction.
Nadia is pleased to announce her debut short story, “Ziggy Returns: A Short Tale”, was published by Master Koda Select Publishing in August 2013. Kilrick’s “Rough Hewn: People of Kilmservy Village”, the first book in the Rough Hewn Trilogy, was released in September 2013. All titles are available at
To find out more visit Nadia's website or media pages.

And for her books go to:

Thanks for stopping by - good luck with the book Nadia and enjoy your launch party.

Thank you once again to my readers.


Sunday, 3 November 2013

When to Send

When do you hit the button that sends your manuscript to an agent or publisher? In the past I've sent it too early but when do you know?

When first starting out you tend to hit the button the minute you've finished writing, checked it over - yes - so out it goes. The next day if you pick it up you'll soon spot little typos (at the very least). As you become more experienced you get other people to read it, put it to one side and come back to it. this may be repeated many times. Then you send it out.

But it's rejected - what then? If you've been lucky enough to get feedback - you work on the areas highlighted, get someone to read it and revamp it again. There seems to be a pattern forming doesn't there?

You realise that your new version was better than your old one and might curse that you sent the previous one out - but then hindsight is  a wonderful thing.

Having just done my third overhaul of my first Young Adult book - I have found a new publisher and have sent it out to see what happens. Is it ready yet? I don't know. It's is much better than it was. I could keep sitting on it but as I don't know how else I would change it I've decided to send it out and hope for some good feedback or *shock horror* the offer of a contract - you never know - it only takes one person to see the potential in it.

I think you will always be able to see ways to improve your story - even after it has been published - Philip Pullman has included 'lantern slides' in the back of his Dark Materials series - which are little snippets he would have added to sentences in his books.

Now it is the waiting game - the worst part for an author but it also releases you to start working on something else. When your manuscript is sitting stewing you always have it at the back of your mind, once it's sent you have that time to start something new.

So until I hear back I'm off to do some more editing on another story.

Keep your fingers crossed for me and Good Luck to anyone else who is taking that scary step of sending their baby - sorry I meant Manuscript - out.