And the winner is….

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Thanks to everyone who participated in my blog the week of the Blogger Book Fair, July 22-26.  I had a lot of posts and a ton of activity. My readers welcomed the authors that I hosted with several comments, and I am grateful.

The winner of the ten dollar Amazon gift card is Phyllis Lamken. We have been in touch, and she already has her prize.

Look for more giveaways in the future!!

 

(My apologies — I thought I published this last week but it was languishing in my drafts folder. Phyllis has had her prize since August 9th)

Blogger Book Fair: Meet L.R. Wright

Basement Level 5: Never Scared, by L.R. Wright

L.R. Wright joins us today to talk about her debut novel, Basement Level 5: Never Scared.

Welcome to my blog today. Tell us what type of stories you write. Do you read in the same genre?

I write romantic Women’s Fiction, romantic suspense, and AA contemporary romance. I definitely read what I write, but I like to read other genres as well.  I don’t write mystery, but I love a good cozy mystery and I’ve recently started reading paranormal romance.

Tell us about your debut novel.

Alexa Martinez is in danger.  Her family is threatened by her past and she must make some hard decisions to ensure her children’s safety.LRWright_Cvr

Blurb:  Alexa Martinez was raised to believe that murder, deceit, and lies were a part of life. A trained killer, she follows in her father’s footsteps, specializing in political assassinations for Martinez Security—contracted through the CIA. She thrives on the power, money, respect, and—most of all—the adrenaline rush.

Despite the danger associated with her profession, Alexa strives to give her children a normal life. But when her past catches up with her, they become pawns in a deadly game of revenge. Operating from a secret base, five levels below ground, Alexa struggles to unravel the puzzle, uncovering secrets that will alter their lives forever. Now she must make a choice—is she willing to die to give her children a life outside the bullet-proof glass?

What’s the story behind your book?

Actually, it’s pretty cliche.  I had a vivid dream about the characters escaping to an underground lair, five floors underground.  The strange part is that I continued to dream of these people for a week.  Everyone I shared the dream with, encouraged me to write the book.  Years later, I finally put it down on paper.

That sounds like a fast-paced, riveting read. Do you have an excerpt to share?

Whoever was trying to kill her didn’t know her very well, or they’d have sent enough men to do the job…

As Alexa neared the street, a shadowy figure turned into the alley. She froze. The sun had already gone down, so she wasn’t sure if he’d noticed her. Cautiously, she slipped behind a trashcan and leaned against the wall of the store.

“Did you see her?” a male voice asked.

“No, I didn’t,” responded another man. “I checked the whole store. She’s nowhere in sight.”

“How did she slip past us?”

“I don’t know.”

She closed her eyes and wondered how she was going to get out of this. Grabbing an empty pop bottle, she pitched it behind her. Footsteps raced toward the sound. Once they were passed her, she bolted for the street as fast as she could go. It seemed too easy, but she went with it—until she ran right into a third man, who grabbed and hauled her off her feet. She struggled, kicking and punching him. Finally, he lost his grip and dropped her.

She immediately socked him in the balls. It stunned him, but not enough to disable him. He grabbed her hair as she slammed him in the knee with her good foot. His leg buckled, but his grip remained steady. She grabbed another stray bottle and bashed him in the face. Releasing her, he collapsed to the ground with a thud.

Another man advanced toward her and she kicked him in the chest. Yanking her knife from its hiding place, she thrust it into his neck. As a third man charged her, she pulled the knife out and plunged it into that man’s leg.

A groan pulled her attention back to the first man, who was struggling to his feet. She slapped him across the cheek with the butt of her gun. He slumped back to the ground. She leaned down and peered at his face. “Who the hell sent you?”

What is your goal as an author?LR_Wright_Pic

I just want to retire from my 9 to 5 to write.  I guess hope springs eternal.  If I can’t write full time, I really just want to write realistic stories.  I want to write heroines that have been through something or have done things that have real consequences.  Oh, and I want to write a book that will be made into a film.

Are you working on anything new? Give us a preview of what’s to come!

I’m working on a few different novels.  I’ve completed my second novel, IT’S COMPLICATED.  It’s a romantic coming-of-middle-age novel about a woman torn between two brothers with each of them offering her something she feels she needs.

Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite book?

My favorite book is Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. She’s also my favorite author.

Where can readers find you and your work?

My blog:  www.thebasementlevelfive.blogspot.com

Website:  www.lwrightauthor.com

Facebook: Leslie Wright Author

Twitter:  @LWrightAuthor

Publisher:  www.blackopalbooks.com

Basement Level 5: Never Scared can be found at:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/155672

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XO3H9M

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/basement-level-5-l-r-wright/1109472392?ean=2940014569019

All Romance: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-basementlevel5neverscared-786346-149.html

Is there anything else you’d like to say before we finish up?

Thanks for having me!  I appreciate the opportunity!

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L.R. would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

http://lilybishop.com/2013/07/22/amazon_giveaway-july-2013/

Blogger Book Fair Characters and their Careers: Kiru Taye

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Kiru Taye comes to us from the UK today to let us hear from her main character Ijay Amadi about her career as a Brand Strategy Consultant.  Take it away Ijay.

Hello, readers. My name is Ijay Amadi and I’ve been invited by the lovely Lily Munro to tell you a little about my job.

My job title is Brand Strategy Consultant. In a nutshell, I work with my client’s to find innovative ways to enhance the branding for their businesses or products. A lot of what I do involves analysis of research data and using that to plan for future trends. To do this it’s important that I understand the current markets and trends.

I love my job. But my current assignment comes along with more than the usual challenges. On a professional level, this is my first assignment in Africa. My former projects have dealt with businesses in Europe. So now I have to understand the culture of doing business in Nigeria as well as understand my client’s business.

Secondly and perhaps the biggest challenge is that my new client, Paul Arinze, is also a man I had a sizzling one-night stand with a few months previously. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not pining over him. No way. I’ve long moved on and am currently engaged to another man. It’s just that I worry about our working relationship. Will he be thinking about our night together while I’m presenting research reports? Will he be remembering the way our bodies writhed in the age old lovers’ dance?

Phew. Did somebody turn up the temperature in here? Sorry, Lily, I’m going to have to get a glass of water. Thinking about Paul always leaves me needing to cool off. But Kiru spills the beans about what happens between us in her book. So pick up a copy to get the goss.

It’s been nice chatting. Catch you all later.

 Blurb:

When savvy PR consultant Ijay Amadi meets successful Industrialist Paul Arinze, the only things on her mind are to forget the pain of her failed relationship and enjoy the delights his branding touch and soul-searing kiss promise. It’s a one-time only event. Perfect.

However, Paul is annoyed to wake up and find her gone the next morning. He isn’t ready to forget the dark-haired beauty or their scorching night together just yet. So he plans to have Ijay right where he wants her—in Abuja, working on his latest business project by day and enjoying the pleasure of his bed by night.

Except when Ijay arrives, she’s wearing another man’s engagement ring. With the explosive desire between them threatening their priorities and loyalties, the stakes get higher by the minute. Who’ll be left standing at the altar when Ijay walks down the aisle?

Click here to read the full Chapter One

eBook Available at:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | All Romance eBook | Kobo | Diesel | WHSmith

Paperback Available at:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Createspace

 Reviews:

Are Café Recommended Read

“Engaging contemporary novel. Paul’s character caught my attention because…his is tortured by his past. No woman has tapped into his hidden side until he meets Ijay. The descriptions (of Nigeria) created a visual backdrop that went far in bringing the story to life.”

 Everybody Needs A Little Romance – 4.5 Flaming Hearts

This book drew me in right from the beginning.  The story was engaging and it was easy to be vested in the characters. Her characters are engaging because they are interesting and complex. I was pleasantly surprised by a few things in the story and loved the ending; it was a fabulous end that tied everything together. My favorite book by this author so far.

 About Kiru Taye

A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she’s still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.

During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.

When she’s not writing or reading, she’d hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.

You reach her via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest

Follow her blog for latest news and giveaways: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com

Read book excerpts and free short stories on her website: http://www.kirutaye.com

Giveaway

To celebrate the summer, I’m giving away 2 $10 gift cards to 2 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter the prize draw is to leave a comment on this blog post and visit my blog to enter the rafflecopter prize draw. This contest is open internationally. Entrants must be 18 years and over. Contest ends 31 August, 2013. Winners are chosen randomly via rafflecopter.

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Kiru, thank you for stopping by. That sounds like a spicy hot read for this summer. My book also opens with a one night stand and the couple also ends up working together, so I will have to check it out.

Remember, today, July 26 is the last day to enter the giveaway that I’m hosting for the blogger book fair.

Follow our other career posts in this series: Here is the schedule.

Kiru would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

http://lilybishop.com/2013/07/22/amazon_giveaway-july-2013/

Blogger Book Fair: Meet Victoria Pinder Writing as Greta Buckle

Mything You, by Greta Buckle

Victoria Pinder writes as Greta Buckle, and she joins us today to talk about her book, Mything You. For something different, she decided to have her main character, Ari write this post.

“I heard you talked to Theseus, yesterday, Greta.” Ari sat serenely holding a glass with a jasmine flower and hot steaming water. She motioned for her to sit, and Greta pulled her laptop tight on her legs. Ari shrugged, put her feet on the chair opposite her. “I’ve had an achy back all morning, and can’t shake it. What is it that you want to ask me?”

Greta remembered she always liked how direct Ari could be. “I’m doing a book blog for people to want to read your story, Mything You.”

“My story with Theseus?” Ari leaned across the table. “Tell them it was an adventure of a lifetime, and I’d be dead if he hadn’t saved me.”

“You saved him from Medea and shot a few arrows in there yourself, Ari.”

“A threw a rocks at precise male targets in order to help Theseus. Until that day on the cliff, I never knew heroes were real.”

“Do you ever think I left something out in your story, Ari?” Greta decided to ask.

“Did you have to be so graphic on my flaws?” Ari relaxed backwards in her chair. “I’d have liked to sound…err…stately.”

Greta’s head rolled back onto her chair in laughter. “Ari, we both know you decided on your life, and dictated to me, how you wanted.”

“True.” Ari quirked a smile. “What shall we talk about then Greta? You know I’m wanting to find my friends and sister true love?”

“Phaedra’s not speaking to me, not yet. Give me time. She might never talk to me.” Greta stated, holding back that someone Ari spoke about is speaking. “Anyhow, I’m here to talk to you about something in your life that happened before you met Theseus?”

“In the women’s quarters of my father’s royal palace, I had every luxury, except parents who care. My future children will have both a loving mother and father.”

The thumbs up sign went up, though Ari thought the writer strange. Greta refocused, “Any adventure, at all?”

“When Daedaleus came to my father’s home for a few months to do some construction, he had this flying contraption.”

“The one his son died from?” Ari flying cannot be true.

“No, it was a rectangular fabric material tied to a string, but it flew to where the birds live.”

“Life wasn’t that thrilling before now?”

“I had no one to talk to, no friends, no real family and most important, no Theseus. Life began the day I followed him.” Ari bite into an apple, confirming her love.

Greta understood that a red apple given to a woman by a man meant in Ari’s world, a declaration of love. Assuming Theseus left Ari the apple, again, like he did in Mything You, Greta backed up and closed her laptop.

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Mything You is an Indie release through CreateSpace.  It’s considered a Fantasy Romance, and it contains elements of action, adventure, and comedy. The heat level is steamy, and the length is 258 pages.

Available at:

Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Mything-You-Heroes-Greta-Buckle/dp/1479156671/

Blurb:MythingYou_200x300

He wasn’t looking for love. He only wanted to prove he was worthy of being a king’s son.

Adventurer Theseus had dreamed of meeting his father, King Aegeus. As Theseus journeys to Athens, he meets his match in strength along the way. But is it the will of a beautiful young princess that puts this strong young man finally at his mercy? Or will he be able to conquer the princess’s heart?

She had settled for a life of unhappiness and believed a man who would love her for herself was only in her dreams.

Princess Ari has followed her father’s dictates all her life. On her way to meet her bridegroom, she is attacked. Saved by a handsome adventurer, Theseus, she tempts fate and follows him on his journey to Athens. Being with Theseus opens up a whole new world of opportunity for her. But will she allow her heart or loyal duty choose her life for her?

 Excerpt:

Theseus’ entire body must have been made in the nectar of desire because she wished to bury herself in his arms. And he didn’t stop her from running to him. She jumped when a crash cracked through the air. Blinking, unsure of what happened, her body became rigid. Theseus pulled her into his arms and onto the ground seconds before the giant flew over the pair of them.

He took his hand off her head. He had protected her. Again.

Staring up at him stirred something unique inside her that she never believed could happen to her. She’d seen the plays and the tragedy that love caused, but never understood temptation. The fire in her belly burned into every part of her body from his smoldering eyes. He looked down at her as he cradled her in his arms. “That was Sinus. I don’t think he’ll kill anyone else ever again.”

“He won’t. How do you know his name?”

“He’s the reason I chose this path when I was fifteen. I had planned to prove my courage to my father, and take out the biggest villain on the road.”

“Check that off the list of goals then.” she said. “Good job.”

She continued to embrace Theseus, making her body tingle from crazy stirrings. What would he taste like? She’d die a happy death if he put his lips on hers. My, what was she thinking?

“I never believed you’d be here, or that my goal in that moment would turn to protecting you.” he said, pulling her closer.

She shook off her desires. She needed to let him go. She focused on logic instead of the male body in front of her. “I don’t know what to say. Today has been the craziest day.”

“It’s the middle of the night, little one.”

“You’re right. I don’t know what’s happening to me anymore. Theseus, this never happens to me.”

“What doesn’t happen to you?” he asked, smiling.

“I don’t know.”

He played with her hair, and straightened her clothes. “Your innocence and desire are a siren’s call to me, Ari, and you don’t have a clue, do you?”

“Who’s Ari?” She half expected to be disappointed with whatever he would say.

“You are. It fits you much better than Ariadne. Ari trembles for me.”

She licked her lips, wanting to kiss him. But she couldn’t. Theseus embodied a man out of her dreams.

She looked away thinking of what waited for her when her father’s men found her. “I don’t know my bridegroom. I’ve only ever known my duty.”

Theseus’ body tensed. “You’re betrothed?”

“I never agreed. The bride price, I’m told, paid for my father’s upgrade to the artillery. In the morning or someday soon, I’ll be found. But…can you do me one last favor?”

“What, little one?” His arms grew warm again, tightening around her. She dared for a different life, where she lived with a chance of walking next to him in life. Letting him go and going back to the life her father chose sounded cold and dreary. She couldn’t, not yet.

“Kiss me, Theseus, just once.”

Taking a step closer to him, she looked into his mesmerizing eyes. His strong hands framed her face, his fingers circled her mouth and his eyes darkened with tenderness. When he leaned into her, her eyelids fluttered shut. His light pressure sweetly opened her mouth.

Her secret wish had come true. The prison walls in Ariadne’s heart disappeared in her soul, and today Ari’s lips ached.

He bent his head close. Then, she felt his strong lips on hers, and she lost control.

About the Author:

Victoria Pinder writing as Greta Buckle grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, then became a lawyer. After realizing she hates clients, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is fun, but writing is a passion. She wrote one hundred and one fan fiction stories online before deciding to transition into writing her own stories. Never ask her to republish her fan stories from age eleven- horribly written stories of princesses. Victoria dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Theseus story came to her when she was a freshman in high school as her English teacher, the nun, told her how life was hard and tragedy teaches lessons. In 2013, she stopped indy publishing because she sold four novels to small presses and she’s super happy about this. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused. How is she crazy? The voices in her head are characters in novels and she’s not insane.

 Visit Victoria Pinder online at:

http://www.victoriapinder.com

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As a bonus, she is giving away a paperback version of Mything You and a $5 Amazon gift card… She has reduced the price of Mything You to 99 cents. Check out the link below for the giveaway.

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Victoria would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

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Blogger Book Fair Characters and their Careers: Lindsey Gray

Redemption by Lindsey Gray

Lindsey Gray is joining us today to talk about her novel, Redemption, to tell us about her main character, Lily Edwards.

Character: Lily Edwards Lindsey_Gray_Cover003

Education: Several bachelor’s degrees as well as a master’s degree in chemistry.

Current Occupation: Executive with The Manchester Group

The Manchester Group is a global corporation that on the surface looks to be a successful financial conglomerate. Once inside the buildings of glass and steel, the outside interpretations are extinguished. Established in the early 1900’s, The Manchester Group is a collective of fallen angels, reformed demons, and vampires.

Lily Edwards, the only female vampire in existence, has been a high level executive for The Manchester Group since the early 1920’s. On any given day, she would comb the streets of Boston for demons and creatures that were consumed by evil. At least she did, until recently.

After a glimpse of romance with a human, Lily has left Boston for life in Iceland. That decision sent the people who love her on a collision course with evil. Along with Lily, members of The Manchester Group ban together to fight the mysterious man who holds her loved ones lives in his hands. Lily’s existence hangs in the balance as the steps she takes could end it all.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? No? Maybe you can just read about Lily and her journey in Redemption.

Summary

Lily is one of only three vampires in known existence. After falling in love with a human, sexy and talented musician Ian, she realizes their love is putting him in mortal danger. She flees from her life in Boston to the solace of her frozen wasteland.

As her past continues to haunt her, Ian seeks out the only family Lily has ever known. Becca introduces Ian to a world he never thought possible as they embark on a search for Lily, starting in the bowels of a mysterious company called The Manchester Group.

Will Ian and Becca find her? Or will the reemergence of a long lost love take a hold of their future?

Revisited (The Redemption Series, Book 2) is also available.

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-ebook/dp/B0052TT1DG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1373563659&sr=1-1

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Redemption-ebook/dp/B0052TT1DG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1373564156&sr=1-2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-lindsey-gray/1106018896?ean=9781612130385&itm=1&usri=lindsey+gray

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/redemption/id440627495?mt=11

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Redemption/book-sHWSJriJ8kyyPzSMCuKNSw/page1.html?s=spl-USzEZUGj1qwJ259RvA&r=4

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/24

Author Bio:  Lindsey_Gray_Small

Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. She has written three full-length novels and one short story for The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House and has taken the self-publishing leap with her novella, “Fireworks”.

A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading almost anything she can get her hands on, and making life interesting at each and every turn.

 Author Links:

Blog: http://lindsey-gray.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/LindseyGray11

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindseyGray11

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lindsey-Gray/e/B004MSX224/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/authors/detail/9

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Lindsey, thank you for stopping by.

Follow our other career posts in this series: Here is the schedule.

Lindsey was also visiting us earlier in the week. Check out her post on Lies Inside here.

Lindsey would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

http://lilybishop.com/2013/07/22/amazon_giveaway-july-2013/

Blogger Book Fair Characters and their Careers: Dawn Chandler

Dark Lady, by Dawn Chandler

Dawn Chandler is joining us today to talk about her novel, Dark Lady, published by Black Opal Books.

Dawn’s book is historical fiction, and we often don’t think about historical novels in those terms. Let’s hear what she has to say.

Q.  Describe your female lead’s career and experience.Chandler_Front Cover

Van is a housewife in 12th century England. It is not a position that she asked for and the change does not sit well with her. She is in charge of running the castle and the grounds, but it is supposed to be more of an honorary title, like most women have in medieval England at that era. She decided to take over the management in a more active capacity than her husband expects and it causes strife within the household.

Q.  Describe your male lead’s career and experience.

Peter is the king’s champion. He is a swordsman and a knight. In his position he is the epitome of manhood. He believes himself in charge of Van and all his surroundings. Van though has other ideas. He also teaches pages and squires to become warriors. These students live in the barracks of Peter’s castle where he runs his school.

Q. Do either of your lead characters desire a career different than the one they want?

Van does not want to be a housewife, she wants to be a knight. Like she has always been. She has excelled in being a dangerous knight, and it is the only life she has ever known.  She is loath to let that part of her life go. As a wife she struggles to become the woman that society, and her new husband, expects her to be. She fights to fit into her new position, but her biggest obstacle is keeping one step ahead of her enemies. If they find out she is truly a woman, than she could lose everything she holds dear to her, including her life.

Q. Would you characterize your story as an office romance? Why or why not?

Yes, I suppose in a way it is an office romance. Though Peter does not know it, Van had been a page in the castle and a squire in Peter’s army. So while the story is happening it is not an office romance, but they did work together in the past.

Q. Did you use any personal experiences when building this career theme? Explain.

I had never thought about it before, but I believe I did. I have never fit into the girly role that I believe society expects me to have as a female. If I had been born in Van’s time period I would have fought as hard as I could for rights. I have never fit into the mold that society wanted, even when I was younger. I read too much, I learned to much and I loved to play football with the boys. I was more of a tomboy than I was anything else and I think to an extent I applied those feelings to this story, though I would never behead someone.

 Excerpt from The Dark Lady – Chapter One

He sucked in a breath and jerked his eyes open as pressure was put onto the wound. The boy looked over his shoulder at Richard. “Go get the doctor. If he does not want to come, and come now, you have my permission to get him here at your enjoyment.” The voice came out in a growl, an order too full of self-assurance to come from a mere page. No, he was a squire, no doubt. The kid had battle under his belt. Instinct and experience told Peter that the trick with the monster of a warrior who had almost killed him was just the beginning of his cunning.

Peter closed his eyes and his breathing became shallow. Numbness was beginning to overtake his mind. His thoughts were getting slower. He could feel it. He tried to concentrate on the boy’s voice above him, but his mind felt heavy and sluggish.

The voice that had been gravelly and deep at first had changed—softened, like a gentle breeze across his heart. He was confused at his thoughts. His mind was hazy. Delirium was obviously setting in. A groan slipped from beneath his numb lips.

The sweet, concerned voice caressed him, washing over him like a warm caress. “Are you with me? Can you focus on my face? Come on, talk to me. Open your eyes. I need to know you are going to be all right.” The gentle voice was like a melody to his war-ravaged ears, a loving voice that brought forth images of that life his father had spoken of. Of children to hold and to love, not just some faceless heir to be his future, but a child to be his life.

He opened his eyes to the young boy’s blurry face. The light from the fire pierced into him, cutting through him like a dagger. He shut his eyes again with a moan.

“Come on, focus. You are going to be all right.” There was fear in that soft voice that told him he was cared for. That he was needed. “Look me in the eye.” The worry that he heard enveloped him in warmth in a way no fire ever could. He could almost picture the mother of those children who would hold him at night when he was cold, as he was now. She would be beautiful, dark, and exotic.

When he opened his eyes once again the boy was gone and in his place was the beautiful, yet blurry, face of a girl. “Are you all right?” she asked sweetly as she leaned close to him.

“I am here with you.” Concern filled him as he spotted the large gash on her cheek, oddly in the same spot as the lad’s injury. He shook his head to clear it. Confusion swirled through his weary mind. Peter lifted his hand and ran his fingers along the uninjured cheekbone as blood dripped onto his injured shoulder. “Your face. You are hurt. You must have it looked at.”

The face swirled in and out of focus and the boy was there once again. Peter closed his eyes tightly and shook his head. “I will. You first, I can wait,” the soft voice told him.

When Peter opened his eyes once again, she was smiling down at him. Her face was still blurred, but he knew it was her from her melodious voice.

“You have such dark eyes, almost black. One could get lost in them.” Peter continued to stroke the smooth cheek above him, sliding trembling fingers down the warm and inviting skin gently cupping the soft and shapely chin before starting again. He squinted in an effort to keep the world focused as he looked deeply into those black eyes and thought of his future. “You are so beautiful.”

Full lips parted in a sweet tinkling laugh, like water rippling over stones. “I will forgive you that since you have lost so much blood. Your thoughts must be scrambled and your vision faulty.” A wide, beautiful smile took the sting from the words.

A deep trembling breath caused the world to shimmer and the image of the boy was once again before him.

Peter pulled his hand away in confusion. “Quite. I have lost a great amount.” His arm dropped as darkness swallowed him.

Meet Dawn ChandlerDawn_Chandler_Small

Dawn Chandler was born in Coffeyville, Kansas but doesn’t remember much about it. Though she recently had the opportunity to visit there with her husband, and she very much enjoyed the Dalton Museum. She always thought she should have been born in the Wild West. She moved to Idaho when she was 6 and grew up on Murtaugh Lake, where her father was the dam keeper and the ditch rider. She spent her days in the lake, swimming, catching fish and tadpoles, from sunup to sundown most days. Not hard to imagine that her first full length novel was about a mermaid. At nights she would spend her time watching football with her dad or cooking with her mom. In 8th grade she had a teacher, Mrs. Smith, who wanted her to publish one of her short stories.

Looking back on it she says she should have done so. If she had, she would have been an author before now, but she was not ready to be published back then. When she first started writing in class she hated it. She had to write their way and only their way—in the correct process, outline, rough draft, and so on. Chandler has learned in the progressing years that she is a seat-of-the-pants author, but in the beginning she just thought that writing was not for her. She could not, no matter how she tried, get the outline done. She could not sit and sketch out a whole story from beginning to end. She found quickly that if she just sat and wrote, she could get the first draft out without a problem, but the teachers didn’t want her to do it that way. She really began to love writing when she met Mrs. Smith and she told Chandler that she could write it in whichever order she wanted. She understood her as a writer and didn’t push her to be something she wasn’t. She has been writing ever since.

Dawn is grateful to have the support of her husband and children. Together they have 7, Charles, Cynthia, Kara, Mary, Tina, Pam, and Richie. She loves them all dearly and is happy to have them in her life. Now that her kids are all grown up, she likes to spend time on the semi-truck with my husband, Rod, seeing the country. She loves visiting all the small towns and is grateful to all the nice people she has met. She enjoys swimming, camping, four wheeling with her 4 X 4 group, spending time with family and friends, hiking, writing (of course), drawing, painting, reading (a vastly wide list of authors, her favorite though is Stephen King), and she loves taking pictures as she travels the countryside (if she is lucky and they are not in a big hurry and can even stop to take them). Today she is busily writing her novels. The Dark Lady, was released in 2013, through Black Opal Books, The Infamous A.H. to follow shortly (fingers crossed), and about 50 more started in the computer that will be released as time and her muse allows.

Buy Links

Amazon:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Lady-ebook/dp/B00CYPPFV8/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1369439033&sr=8-16&keywords=dawn+chandler

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dark-Lady-Dawn-Chandler/dp/1626940134/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1369439033&sr=8-16

Black Opal Books:
http://www.blackopalbooks.com/component/mijoshop/product/94-the-dark-lady

B&N:

Nook book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dark-lady-dawn-chandler/1115391002?ean=2940016703268

Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dark-lady-dawn-chandler/1115391002?ean=9781626940130

ARe:
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thedarklady-1215902-161.html

KOBO:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Dark-Lady/book- aehh5S6yNkSYlYVwIqB08g/page1.html?s=IkAM9k39o0u9noIOGbS00w&r=2

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/317972

Books a Million:
http://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=5695145874945&query=The+Dark+Lady+by+Dawn+Chandler&where=All&search.x=37&search.y=28

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Dawn, thank you for stopping by. Dawn would love your comments below.

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Blogger Book Fair Characters and their Careers: Kathleen Lutter

Wild Point Island, by Kathleen Lutter

Today we welcome Kathleen Lutter, author of Wild Point Island. Kathleen sheds interesting light on how careers impact the characters in her book. Kathleen is also giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card the week of the Blogger Book Fair. See the directions at the bottom of her post to enter into her drawing.

Wild Point Island is about a girl obsessed with reclaiming a life she lost.

For the first ten years of her life, Ella Pattenson was happy. She and her twin sister were living on an island off the coast of North Carolina. But when her father was imprisoned and she was banished from the island, she vowed to reunite her parents. The vow drove her to become a chemist, drove her to develop a magic elixir which she not only envisioned as a bargaining tool to win her father’s freedom, but which she also knew would enable her revenant father to live off the island.  She does this at great sacrifice to her own personal career path. Her obsession with developing a specific potion causes her to lose her job because she’s inappropriately using the company’s resources.

My father was very much like the character of Ella in Wild Point Island. He wasn’t a chemist; he was an engineer, but he had a laboratory in our basement and would spend hours there working on his inventions. Later he started his own company to market his inventions. He was obsessed and driven to follow his dream.

Ella is no ordinary girl. She is half human and half revenant, a descendant of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, English settlers who landed in North Carolina 400 years ago, believed by the modern world to have perished. But they left Roanoke and resettled on Wild Point Island where, struggling to survive, they ate a native plant, which transformed them physiologically into another life form—a revenant. They now have immortality, but at a cost. They must remain on the island.

Ella is determined to rescue her father from prison and reunite him with her mother who lives on the mainland in North Carolina. She has no choice but to trust a revenant who befriends her—the hero, Simon Viccars, an architect, who is over 400 years old, who can help her gain access to the island. He, however, wants off the island at all costs. He longs to travel and see the great architectural marvels of the world. In the past he’s used his talents and skills to design the houses on the island to be a special refuge against the sun because revenants need to recharge during the day so they can more efficiently assume human form. Now he promises to help Ella fight the island Council and free her father.

But can she trust him? When Ella realizes that her meeting with Simon was a set-up, and when her negotiations with the Island Council begin to fall apart, she wonders–is Simon in love with her or is she merely his one-way ticket off the island?

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Wild Point Island  (blurb)

      Banished from Wild Point Island as a child, Ella Pattenson, a half human-half revenant, has managed to hide her true identity as a descendent of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  Thought to have perished, the settlers survived but were transformed into revenants–immortal beings who live forever as long as they remain on the island.

      Now, Ella must return to the place of her birth to rescue her father from imprisonment and a soon to be unspeakable death.  Her only hope is to trust a seductive revenant who seems to have ties to the corrupt High Council.  Simon Viccars is sexy and like no man she’s ever met. But he’s been trapped on the island for 400 years and is willing to do almost anything for his freedom.

      With the forces of the island conspiring against her, Ella must risk her father, her heart, and her life on love.

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Kate wrote her first novel when she was in eighth grade, but then almost burned her house down when she tried to incinerate her story in the garbage can because she couldn’t get the plot to turn out right. Now, many years later, she lives in NJ with her husband and five cats (no matches in sight) and spends her days writing, traveling the world, and hanging out with her four wild sisters. She is happy to report that her debut novel, Wild Point Island, the first in a series, has just been published by Crescent Moon Press. She is busy writing the sequel and her weekly travel blog entitled Hot Blogging with Chuck, which features her very snarky and rascally almost famous cat.

Contact Information:

Website: www.katelutter.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/katelutter

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katelutternovelist

Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wild+point+island

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Kathleen, thank you for stopping by. What a great take on what happened to the Lost Colony! Make sure and go over to her blog to enter her drawing. I’m sure Kathleen would love your comments below.

Follow our other career posts in this series: Here is the schedule.

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Blogger Book Fair: Meet Lindsey Gray

Gray_lies_inside_coverLies Inside, by Lindsey Gray

Today we are joined by author Lindsey Gray, who is telling us about her novel Lies Inside.

Summary:

How do you say goodbye to the love of your life when you are only twelve years old? Finn O’Malley and Lucy Butler had to figure out how to do just that as Finn left his home in Clarkstown, New York for Two Roads School of Music in California. Being a young talented musician, Finn thought it best for his future but wasn’t sure about leaving Lucy behind.

Now, just one semester short of graduation and a promising future at UCLA, he throws it all away to return home. This leaves his family and friends questioning why.

The Finn that has returned home is not the same boy who left. He’s broken and withdrawn. Lucy and his sister Rylan want nothing more than to bring back the Finn they know and love.

From the moment Finn reconnects with Lucy, he feels the one thing he hasn’t felt in years—hope. As Lucy starts to bring him out of his shell, Finn begins to realize what real love really is.

When his past collides with his future, how will Finn deal with the love he needs and the love he despises? Can Lucy help heal what lies inside?

Excerpt:

Finn laughed and took a big breath. His nostrils filled with a strange scent and he recoiled. “What is that smell?”

Lucy sniffed at the air and wrinkled her nose. “I don’t know. Is something wrong with the car? Maybe you better pull o…ov…er.” Her voice wavered before fading out.

Finn saw Lucy slumped over in her seat. “Luce?” He squeezed her hand, trying to get a response. He pulled the car over to the side of the road and shut it off. He tried to lift his arm to check to see if she was okay, but it was too heavy.

“L—Lu—Luce.” The word came out of his mouth uneven and thick, like everything was in slow motion. He tried to keep his eyes open, but they were so heavy. He closed them and slumped back in his seat.

Finn heard the sound of a car coming up behind them and stopping. His mind swam with the hope that their friends had decided to go home. He heard two doors slam and the sound of footsteps coming toward the car. His hopes were dashed as he realized the muffled voices were not those of his friends. He tried to open his mouth and speak, ask what was going on and who they were, but his jaw wouldn’t move. He heard Lucy’s door open, the click of her seat belt, and the creak of her seat. Silence. He tried to scream, cry out for her, but his body didn’t respond.

A million things ran through his mind all at once, but they all converged to form one coherent thought. Get Lucy! The terror that rapidly engulfed his mind made him realize he would have to fight with every bit of strength he had to do just that.

He wasn’t sure how much time had passed, but the footsteps returned and a crisp chill entered the car as someone opened his door. He felt the release of his seat belt when a body reached across him. His nostrils took in the slightly musky scent of a cologne he would know anywhere. Panic and terror surged throughout his entire body. His mind screamed to react, do something, anything, but nothing happened. He was defenseless, numb while his head lolled against the headrest.

“Get his feet,” a male voice whispered.

He felt two hands grab his legs and lift them out of the car. One set of arms carried his feet and another set gripped under his arms. He tried to hold on, tried to listen to everything around him, but he couldn’t fight the darkness. He slipped into a deep tunnel, not even a thought of Lucy comforted him.

Unfortunately, it was a very familiar feeling.

Author Links:

Blog: http://lindsey-gray.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/LindseyGray11

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindseyGray11

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lindsey-Gray/e/B004MSX224/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/authors/detail/9

Purchase Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Inside-ebook/dp/B004MDLKXC/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1373569844&sr=1-2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lies-inside-lindsey-gray/1102475583?ean=9781612130088

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lies-inside/id478865314?mt=11

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Lies-Inside/book-kjOSOLcQ_kCKWCd-ofQTxA/page1.html?s=hDeWx8ilJ0i0ilBHoqgXnQ&r=4

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/books/detail/11

Author Bio:  Lindsey_Gray_Small

Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. She has written three full-length novels and one short story for The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House and has taken the self-publishing leap with her novella, “Fireworks”.

A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading almost anything she can get her hands on, and making life interesting at each and every turn.

 Author Links:

Blog: http://lindsey-gray.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://facebook.com/LindseyGray11

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindseyGray11

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lindsey-Gray/e/B004MSX224/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/authors/detail/9

Lindsey is also part of the RafflecopterGiveaway. See the details at this link:  a Rafflecopter giveaway Gray Writers coffee shop pic BBF02

This giveaway includes books from all of The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House authors participating in the 2013 Blogger Book Fair.

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Lindsey, thank you for stopping by. Lindsey will also be here tomorrow to talk about careers in her book Relentless.

Lindsey would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

http://lilybishop.com/2013/07/22/amazon_giveaway-july-2013/

Blogger Book Fair: Meet Caitlyn Nicholas

Pursuit, by Caitlyn Nicholas

Caitlyn Nicholas joins us today to talk about her book Pursuit, due out August 1, 2013, from Momentum Books.

Legendary hacker, Dimity Pond, is on the run from the law.  

Her landlord’s sold her home, her money has disappeared along with her two-timing husband, a cyber-terrorist named Nemesis is forcing her to wreak havoc with a nasty virus and she’s developing a vile migraine.Nicholas_Cover

Six years ago, Nemesis framed Dimity for the collapse of one of Europe’s biggest banks. The money was never found, and the bank’s failure caused untold damage to its customers. She’s been living under the radar ever since. The only way she can clear her name and live a normal life is to uncover Nemesis’s identity, but he’s always one step ahead.

Since Lord Richard Summerhayes left the Special Forces he’s built the best disaster-recovery network in the world, known as The Bunker. Banks, militaries, airports and other major systems around the world rely on him as the last unshakeable digital fortress in the face of disaster. Richard has been keeping an eye on his neighbor who has a dubious hacking past. He doesn’t like hackers, and when someone nukes his network with an intriguing new virus he knows exactly who to blame. But when he confronts her, he gets a whole lot more than he bargained for.

When Nemesis commits an unthinkable act of terrorism, the last hope is an encrypted file that only Dimity can crack. Will Nemesis manipulate Dimity into helping him wipe out the world’s biggest financial center? Or can Richard and Dimity take Nemesis down once and for all?

Excerpt

When Dimity and Richard first meet its not exactly love at first sight…

The purr of a powerful engine made her glance around. A luxurious car cautiously made its way into the yard, its fat tires creeping through the mud.

A pitchfork leaned against the side of the stables. Dimity grabbed it and stepped out in front of the car. It jerked to a halt, and its driver stared over the steering wheel, as if deciding whether he could run her over and get away with it. Then, with a slow shake of his head, he turned off the engine.

“You’re Dimity Pond,” he said with grim resignation as he got out of the car. He was taller than she’d imagined, lean and dressed entirely in black. His hair was dark brown, same as his eyes, and he had the pale skin of a cave-dweller. There were deep lines of strain around his eyes.

He took a step toward her, keeping a close watch on the pitchfork.

She tightened her grip.

“And you’re Richard Summerhayes.”

This couldn’t be about the virus – it was untraceable – so she glared at him, though he didn’t seem to notice. Instead he glanced down, frowning as his black boots sank into the mud. There was a controlled rigidity about him, as if every movement was planned. He wasn’t quite what she’d expected.

Author bio

Caitlyn Nicholas began writing in 2005. Exhausted, pregnant and coping with a demanding toddler, she decided the time was right to embark on a writing  career.

To her family’s eternal startlement she is now the author of five novels and a short story.

Her debut novel – and the first manuscript she had ever written – Running Scared, was published in 2007. This was followed by Secret Intentions in 2009, The Danger Game in 2012 and, Drive Me To Distraction, also in 2012.  Her next novel, Pursuit, will be out in August 2013.

Author Links

You can find me online at: http://www.caitlynnicholas.com

My blog: http://www.caitlynnicholas.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaitlynNicholas

Fb: https://www.facebook.com/CaitlynNicholasAuthor

Google plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412279044420141735/

Buy links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D8MYCTM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D8MYCTM

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pursuit/id659158185?mt=11

Momentum: http://momentumbooks.com.au/books/pursuit-2/

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Caitlyn would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

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Blogger Book Fair: Meet Haley Whitehall

Haley Whitehall joins us today to talk about her children’s books.

The Power of Love

As children we learn mannerisms, customs, hard lessons, and many other things which mold us into who we are today. But did you know as a child we also learn how to love? That is probably the most important. There are different relationship styles and the interaction children have with caregivers, neighbors, teachers, and even pets helps the child form their primary relationship style which will have a major impact on who they choose as a life partner when they are an adult.

Yes, love is that powerful.

I have written two Children’s stories: a picture book Who Tells the Moon to Sleep? and Journey to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and his Dog. Both of these stories revolve around love.

In Who Tells the Moon to Sleep? Tess learns from her mama that they are slaves and although they could be separated at any time the love they have for each other cannot be taken away.

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Picture book for ages 8 and up.

Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, eight-year-old Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama gently explains that they are slaves and are told what to do because they are owned by the couple in the big house whose fields they work. But Tess realizes that a person can never truly be owned. The master cannot control her mind or her heart.

This is a tender story that tells of the heartbreak of slavery and one little girl’s powerful plea for freedom.

This book is on sale for 99 cents during the Blogger Book Fair!

 

Links to buy Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/262396

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Tells-Moon-Sleep-ebook/dp/B00ALKJ40G

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/who-tells-the-moon-to-sleep-haley-whitehall/1113946215?ean=2940015721928

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Who-Tells-the-Moon-Sleep/book-A_a1sHy4PEiWcMzv6r-bMg/page1.html?s=yzQp96-d3U-l1K74bWS1tg&r=1

In Journey to Glory Ethan strikes out on his own and enlists in the Confederate Army thinking being a soldier will turn him into a man and maybe he’ll return a hero. His loyal dog Sam does not want to be separated from his master and follows him to war. The strong bond and love they have for each other gets them through many hardships and some dark hours.

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Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory.

His loyal dog Sam won’t be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and raise morale until Ethan’s first battle gives him a more important mission.

Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave?
And who will achieve glory in this Civil War tale?

This story is written for a PG-13 audience and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

This book is on sale for 99 cents during the Blogger Book Fair!

 

Links to Buy Journey to Glory:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/336671

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Glory-Story-Soldier-ebook/dp/B00DXP90F0

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-to-glory-haley-whitehall/1116054584?ean=2940148484820&itm=1&usri=2940148484820

About Haley:     haley_Author

Since the age of four, Haley Whitehall always wanted to be a writer. She went to Central Washington University and majored in her other favorite subject: history. She has social studies and library endorsements. Now she pairs her two passions into writing historical fiction set in the nineteenth century U.S.

She writes what she fondly calls “out of the box” stories. Forgotten history and the complexities of human nature inspire her characters and plots. Mark Twain serves as her writing mentor. Haley loves coffee a little too much. Perhaps that is why she is a night owl. Cats, good books, and a view of the mountains make her happy.

Connect with Haley:

Weblog: http://haleywhitehall.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LightonHistory

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/HaleyWhitehall

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5752677.Haley_Whitehall

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Haley would love your comments below. Remember, by commenting you can enter into the drawing for one Amazon $10 gift card that I will give away at the end of the week. Maximum of one entry per day per reader. If you don’t want to comment on this entry, you can also can submit the feedback form asking you how you find books to purchase. The link to the feedback form is:

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