Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book Spotlight: The Alestrion Chronicles: Slaves Redeemed

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The Alestrion Chronicles: Slaves Redeemed by Leanna Shields:


Aria was captured by pirates when she was five years old and sold into slavery.
At thirteen she is rescued by Jarron Latron, and she and her friend Catanya are taken to Aria’s home world of Tanul. There she meets the High King and finds a chance to be free, with a new life beckoning.
But buried deep inside this girl is a secret a man in power wishes to keep hidden.
Will she regain her forgotten memory?
Will this man's plan prevail? 













Also Available at Smashwords





Author Bio:


LeAnna Shields grew up and still lives in Colorado. She went to public schools until high school, and then chose a home school out of Chicago called Christian Liberty Academy Satellite School. This is where she excelled, learned to write and even indulged in fan fiction about Star Wars.
During college she started her series, The Alestrion Chronicles, a project dear to her heart.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Spotlight: Die Laughing

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Die Laughing by Louis K. Lowy:

Beamed aboard an alien spaceship, Las Vegas funny man Sam E. Lakeside is forced to participate in a plan to rob the earth of its oil.
When the shape-shifting aliens – who take on the form of Trixie Norton, Nat King Cole and others they’ve seen on TV – and their leader, a power-hungry mobster, murder Sam’s best friend and manager, Sam vows revenge.
He recruits a blacklisted comic book writer and the mobster’s girlfriend, and drags them cross-country to thwart the aliens. Their journey takes them to New York City and the Steve Allen Show, where the key to the alien’s conquest lies.
Sam, embroiled in an escalating tangle of violence, love, and lies, is forced to choose between what he wants most in the world – to be a star – or the planet’s survival.

Released by IFWG Publishing.
Available in e-book July, 2011, and in trade paperback August, 2011.




Author Bio:

A former firefighter, Louis K. Lowy is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His work has appeared in, among others, Coral Living Magazine, New Plains Review, Ethereal Tales Magazine, Pushing Out the Boat, The MacGuffin Magazine, and The Chaffey Review. His humor poem “Poetry Workshop” was the 2009 second place winner of Winning Writers Wergle Flomp Contest.

He resides in Miami Lakes, FL with his wife, daughter, and their two cocker-terriers, Huey and Dewey. He has a son studying Asian Literature in Tokyo.

Website:  http://www.louisklowy.com/
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/people/Louis-K-Lowy/100001621851402
Blog:  The Writer From Haunted Cave



Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Spotlight: End of Mae

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End of Mae by Angela Yuriko Smith:

Mae was a born writer. Her life’s passion was to find the ultimate story.
In her quest to find the truth behind the Jersey Devil disappearances, Mae uncovers something much more sinister wandering the Whitesbog area at night.
Little did she know the ultimate story would be her own… and she’d be dying to tell it.

Website:  http://dandilyonfluff.com/end-of-mae/







Excerpt from End of Mae:

Suddenly all the hair on Mae’s neck went up and the night grew instantly frigid. Something was wrong. Mae listened to the silence in vain. There was no sound at all except her faint breathing. Then Mae grew aware of an unpleasant and hot sensation on her leg.
She started in spite of herself and looked down. Liquid was streaming from the edge of the box and had started to seep into Mae’s equipment bag and pants. An acrid, humid odor hit her nose, and Mae shuffled backwards to get out of the offensive flow.
"Bea! Wake up! You’re peeing on yourself!” she hissed. Mae was disgusted. No mystery was worth getting peed on. She pulled her bag to safety and stiffly crawled around the edge of the box. Mae was going home. Bea could sleep on her couch if she wanted, after she took a shower.
Mae grabbed the edge of a corrugated flap with every intention of telling Bea so, but the words turned stone on her tongue. The first thing she saw was Bea, lying half out of the box. Curled in a fetal position, her face was partly visible from underneath the matted hair.
Bea’s normally sleepy expression had opened up with hyper awareness. Her eyes bulged from their sockets like red veined grapes about to explode. Her lips were peeled back from her teeth in a mock snarl, and her jaw was convulsively shaking.







End of Mae is also available on Smashwords









Author Bio:

Angela Yuriko Smith  is a professional writer with extensive experience in newspapers and online publications. Her work has been featured internationally, including a live interview on NPR.
Under her former byline she worked for two years as a contract writer for MilitaryLifeStyle.com which included interviews with Joan Jett, John Nance, Amy Dacyczyn, and Randy’L He-Dow Teton, the only living model for an American coin. There she published over 60 articles and maintained two columns entitled SAHMM I Am, Military by Moonlight and covered the 9/11 crisis from the viewpoint of a military spouse. She was also interviewed at that time for the Satellite Sister’s Show on National Public Radio.
Previously published under the byline of Angela Yuriko Cato and occasionally under her pen name of Dandilyon Jinx, she currently lives in Australia.  She also has a large collection of regular newspaper clips from her time at The Community News in Browns Mills, New Jersey and a few pieces for The Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  Otherwise she prefers to work online.
Currently she maintains her blog, is finishing book projects and exploring virtual marketing via House of SilverJinx, a successful design business.  Her first book, End of Mae was released on  May 31st, 2011.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Book Spotlight: Chocolate Mama

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Chocolate Mama by Helen Bradley Hall:

Young, beautiful, and intelligent, Liza Dozier had a promising future ahead of her. Popular in and out of school, she seemed happy. Liza carried a dark secret that would rip her family a part. Things were looking good for now, but as she grew older her past came back to haunt her. Liza the eldest of seven, had a decision to make, and she wasn’t sure if her decision would cost her everything, even her soul.
Berlin Hamgorium the richest kid in town had a darker secret that would tear his family and the world apart. He knew his secret would be safe forever, or would it?
























Author Bio:

Helen Bradley Hall, born August 24, 1973, had a near death experience that began her career as an author. A divorced single mother of 3, in 1996, Helen spent countless days and nights in the library researching the publishing world.
In 2003, Helen wrote and published her book and began Bradley’s publishing company. Helen has written and published three books through her independent publishing house located in Garden City, MI. Helen has written and published books titled, The World of Poetry for Every Parents Bedroom, The Battle Within, and her third book Chocolate Mama, with many other titles to come.
Helen has since remarried, and is now a mother of 4 with an Associates degree in criminal justice, and currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in forensic science. Helen at this present time, is working on her fourth book, titled Baby Robber’s based on a true story.

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