Tag Archives: Writing

New Release: Meantime

Today’s new release is something a little different – a military memoir. While not my typical read, the ratings on this book are fantastic (34 out of 34 5* ratings on Goodreads!), so I have agreed to review it (will come later). Please check this one out if you like memoirs, and even if you don’t, you might still enjoy it.

Blurb:

An intense, artful, and heartfelt U.S. military memoir detailing accounts of war-fighting in Baghdad, Iraq, Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona, and Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Bio:

Stephen Paul Register moved around often as a child in the American South. He settled in Nashville before joining the Tennessee National Guard. He was deployed to to Baghdad, Iraq and Kuwait for over 16 months from 2003 to 2004. He served in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and also had the duty of supporting Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona. Stephen attended Belmont University in Nashville from 2005 to 2008 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and the Arts. He then went on to Yale University to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, where he graduated in 2011. He now lives with his wife Anna in Nashville.

Stephen Paul Register has a philosophers mind, an artists heart, and a writing style that beautifully reflects a lifetime of profound experiences. From his upbringing in the American South to his ivy league graduate education at Yale University, Register has travelled the world over as a student, a nomad and a soldier. Register’s voice is often Hemingwayesque in its control and simplicity, and yet, on occasion, it blossoms beautifully into an overflow of nearly Proustian extravagance. Continue reading New Release: Meantime

New Release: The Taint: Sorrow’s Child

I’m pleased to announce the release of my latest project, The Taint: Sorrow’s Child by Georgina Anne Taylor! I’m really proud of this one – I think Georgina has done a great job creating her world and a character you (the reader) can really feel for and watch grow. I can’t wait for the next one!

Blurb:

‘Sorrow’s Child’, the first novel in ‘The Taint’ series, is a dark fairytale steeped in myth and magic. In a richly gothic setting, ‘Sorrow’s Child’ is a coming of age story and a tale of betrayal and bloody revenge.

On the Isle of Muin, one of the thirteen scattered Meda Isles, Lilith, a young orphan and an indentured servant, is found guilty of witchcraft and is condemned to hang…

Bio:

I’m an Australian writer of Gothic Fantasy and Fairy Tales and a visual artist, exhibiting under my maiden name Georgina Smith. I live on an organic farm in southern Tasmania, with my husband, two children, and a hoard of unruly dogs, ducks, chickens and goats.

I’m currently working on my four part Gothic Fantasy series ‘The Taint’. The first novel ‘Sorrow’s Child’, will be released in May 2012. Continue reading New Release: The Taint: Sorrow’s Child

Excerpt: Blind Veil

Today I have Michael Lorde, author of Blind Veil, here with me to share some excerpts as part of his blog tour. This book has been getting great reviews, so read all the excerpts (they are long but worth it) and follow his links at the end of the post. First, a little about Micheal!

About Michael Lorde

Michael  was raised in a rural town in upstate New York and has two sons and two daughters.  After living in a warmer climate for nearly thirty years,  Michael has since moved back north with the youngest daughter of the four.  They are dog lovers and have two.  Blind Veil is Michaels debut novel.

 

Blurb:

How can an unreported crime that occurred forty years in the past,and across the country, affect a New York City Cop today?

Can a seemingly innocent boat ride forever change the life of a former Marine?

Find out when a Police Officer meets an eccentric scientist who claims to hold secret knowledge that has been hidden from the rest of society.

Is this all truly happening, or is he slowly losing his grip on reality? Unfortunately, neither conclusion between the two worlds is better than the other as the clarifying line between reality and impossibility slowly disintegrates, turning his world upside down.

He must dig thirty years into his past; deep beneath the veil and the mesh of murder, lies and deceit to find answers.

Follow the trail of events that will forever shape his future… and maybe yours.

Continue reading Excerpt: Blind Veil

Guest Post: Lisa Orchard

Today I’d like you to welcome Lisa Orchard to my little corner of the universe! Lisa is the author of The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer and is here as part of her blog tour! This looks like a great book reminisced of Nancy Drew (only with  more girls!) and has been getting great reviews so far. If you enjoy YA mystery/thriller writing, don’t forget to check out the buy links!

Hello Everyone! I’m here today as a guest of Tricia’s. This is the fourth day of my blog tour and I’m having fun! I want to thank Tricia for hosting today!

When I first started writing my book, there was no question that I was going to write a Young Adult novel. I love this age group! Everything is new and exciting! It’s that time in life when the world is your oyster and anything is possible.

I also feel that this is the time in your life when you develop your strongest bonds. I still keep in touch with my friends from my teen years and it’s so much fun to get together and discuss our escapades during these times. When I look back on my life I realize that these years were some of my happiest and I wouldn’t trade these friendships for anything in the world.  Continue reading Guest Post: Lisa Orchard

New Release: Pimp ur Blog Episode Two

I’m pleased to announce the release of Pimp ur Blog Episode Two: Increase Search Results with Articles and Feeds by Paul Rice and Messie Jessie!

Paul had recently asked me to review Episode One, but then emailed me to be his editor! While maintaining the overall “voice” of the piece, we worked together to make both Episode One and Two a little more concise for readers, and I think it’s turned out well.

If you’re looking for ways to get better search results or just need an intro into SEO for bloggers, check out this series. Paul and Messie Jessie do a good job of showing (with pictures!) what they are doing with the programs they use to increase exposure.

You can get Episode One and Episode Two on Amazon.

Here’s the press release: Continue reading New Release: Pimp ur Blog Episode Two

Guest Post: Anne Tibbets

Today I have with me Anne Tibbets talking about an issue close to her heart. You see, Anne just published a new book, Shut Up, about childhood abuse, bullying, and depression. If you haven’t checked out her book yet, there will be more details after her post. Even if contemporary fiction isn’t your “thing,” this is a great, quick read about a topic that doesn’t see enough of the light of day, especially lately. But more of that to follow.

Now, here’s Anne!

If She Were Here

By Anne Tibbets

A few years back, after I had just started shopping Shut Up to publishers and literary agencies, I attended an SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference, and listened to a bunch of speeches, took a few seminars, and even took one writing class. It was a great conference, and I highly recommend it, if you’re a children’s author or illustrator – but that’s not the point I’m trying to make.

Continue reading Guest Post: Anne Tibbets

Guest Post: Carroll Bryant

Today I have YA author/poet/songwriter Carroll Bryant here for a little Q&A session. Before you dig into this interview, make sure you check out his new release, “Of The Light.”
TK: Why did you choose to write YA?

CB: I didn’t really choose it as much as it chose me. That and the fact that when I was younger, I had the best time of my life. It wasn’t until I hit 30 when life appeared to start slowing down a little. I realized that life is more exciting when you’re young so I gravitated to YA for that purpose. I think it’s because when you’re young, and on the cusp of adulthood or early stages of it, you’re allowed to do things that you won’t be allowed to do when you’re older. You’re allowed to make your mistakes. That and the fact that basically, the whole world is at your feet. I mean, there’s so many people you can choose to be at that age. Youth is a lot of fun. At least, it was for me. Not that aging is all that bad. But younger, life moves pretty fast. And I miss that. So I guess I relive those days through my characters.

New Release: Of The Light

Check out the newest release by author Carroll Bryant, “Of The Light.” Isn’t the cover so pretty?!

Blurb:

Haunted by dreams of a childhood friend, long thought to be dead, Zenakis Vinzant starts to lose control of what used to be a pretty good life. Caught between two relationships, he struggles desperately to find the meaning of everything around him. But these dreams, they won’t let him be. What are they trying to tell him? Where will they lead? And why does the F.B.I. want to talk to him? When the universe comes calling, it is best to just roll with the punches. Ultimately, his new discoveries will change forever how he thinks about Earth, humans …. And them! Finally, the truth is revealed in a most dramatic manner, and with it, an invitation he can’t refuse, but first, he must beat the clock to save the day.

If you had the chance to leave everything and everyone you know behind – could you? Would you? Will Zenakis? Find out the answer in this epic romantic sci-fi adventure that beckons, life is just a fantasy, can you live this fantasy life?

Find out more on Goodreads or buy from Amazon.

New Release: Serenya’s Song

Today’s new release is Serenya’s Song by Mysti Parker! If you haven’t heard of this wonderful lady, she writes an award-winning blog called Unwritten, and even let me come play post on it this month!

In addition to this announcement, Mysti also hooked me up with an excerpt! Here she is to introduce us to her newest work!

Continue reading New Release: Serenya’s Song

New Release: Pawn of Mine

Today I have Tabitha Vale’s new book Pawn of Mine. Check out the cover – the detail on it is awesome. You can get it at Amazon, and you can find out more about Tabitha at her blog.

Blurb:

The world never ended in fire and ice. The people were consumed by it and now control the elements. The Fires have harnessed the power down to an art while the Waters cower in fear of their abilities, remaining weak and hopeless. Seventeen-year-old Sage Sinclair hopes to dispel the weakness of her Water people because she knows that if she doesn’t do anything, no one will. When she discovers something special about herself, she seeks Humble Narcissist Ruler Agni in the great fire city, Saint Firefly. Once she gains his seal of approval, she’s admitted into Erra Academy where she secretly sparks a revolution among her ennui peers—a revolution to fight back against the Fires. She has every hope in her movement, just as long as her feelings for a handsome and frivolous Saffron Larkspur don’t get in the way—that, and Agni’s sudden fascination with her. Continue reading New Release: Pawn of Mine