Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AN IN-DEPTH Q&A INTERVIEW OF SHAMARA S. DAVIS AT SMASHWORDS

I've recently published an in-depth Q&A interview at Smashwords, and invite you my blog readers to comment and suggest additional questions you'd like to see answered in my interview. Make sure to check it out at Shamara S. Davis interview


BOOK PROMO: BURDENED IS A HIT

Last month a published a really short story entitled Burdened, which was the story of a woman name Emily. Here is the description: Emily is tired of it all. Feeling dejected she decides to commit the ultimate sin. Can the Doc save her from herself or will it be too late?

Well happy to say that Burdened has become my #1 most downloaded story since I've been writing. With 120 downloads (which might not be a lot to some) it's something for this young writer to celebrate. If you haven't already read Burdened what are you waiting for? It's only about a 10-15 minute read. Click on the link BURDENED


BOOK PROMO: WHAT HAPPENED TO KERBIE WALOBEE? BY SHAMARA S. DAVIS

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Extended description

13 year old twins Michael and Michele, just moved to Eerie, Indiana. On their first day of school they meet Tyler and Cherie. They tell them that they live on Cleaver Lane in the white house with the red door. But what Cherie say's next changes everything.

"Since you’re new here you wouldn't know anything about this. They said that some people disappeared from that house." This is what Michael and Michele are told about their new home. What makes it more interesting is the journal they found of a boy that once lived there.

Caught up in the excitement of the journal. Michael, Michele, Tyler, and Cherie want to know what happened to Kerbie Walobee? Trying to solve a 40 year old mystery the children put themselves on a road to danger they may not escape. from.




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Monday, August 12, 2013

WELCOME TO ADELHEID BLOG TOUR-GUEST POST FROM MIA DARIEN

Today we have a guest post from a wonderful indie writer. She is currently on her tour blog to promote and her  books. Please let me introduce you to author Mia Darien.

I love writing.

I hate writing.

Honestly, aside from my child, my writing life is one of the most rewarding and frustrating things I've ever known. There are some stories that just flow from you and take almost no effort at all. Others have to be wrestled with and dragged forth, word by word, with blood, sweat, and a lot of cursing and keyboard bashing. Unfortunately, being hard to write doesn't mean it's not worth doing.

In fact, sometimes hard means it needs to be told.



"Written All Over Her" is the fourth full book in the Adelheid series. Every book in the series is written in First Person, but the narrator changes from book to book. So while we met Detective Nykk Marlowe in book one, and saw her in the subsequent two, book four was the first time she was narrating. And she was a very difficult character to write for.

To fully understand why, you need to read the book. I don't want to spoil anything for those who will, but suffice it to say--and one could glean this from her earlier appearances in the series--she's had a hard life. Something remarkably traumatic led to terrible, strange looking scars on the left side of her face and a flat, cold demeanor.


It's the demeanor that was challenging. I had to write her still engaging enough to maintain my readers, but be true to the character I created. To write her story out, both what happened in the past and in the present, and be earnest in that. To show how the case in the book effects her, slowly weighs her down. To be truthful to what someone who'd undergone her trauma would feel and be like, while maintaining entertaining fiction.
Not to mention this was more of a police procedural, with me wanting to be as true to source as possible, and also show a serial killer at work while trying to not get too dark or too gruesome. This book had me toeing a lot of lines.


But that didn't mean I shouldn't write it. One important theme in every book, whether mine or anyone else's, is in showing your character against adversity. My characters always get beaten down, but they fight it and discover what they're really made of. Nykk had been beaten down pretty far, and long before the plot line began, so it was even more important for me to show her story and to show her fighting; being strong. 







Biography: Mia Darien is an indie author of speculative fiction, and a New England Yankee transplanted into Alabama clay. No matter her geography, she continues to stubbornly and rebelliously live the life of her choosing along with her family and pets. She doesn’t miss the snow.



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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BOOK PROMO: THE ANTHOLOGY OF MURDEROUS CONNECTIONS BY D.L. SCOTT

Hate and greed knows no boundaries in the lives of many. The branches of a family tree are often broken by the murderous connections of those around them. An inheritance is stolen, voices are heard, women are hunted, revenge is sought, and vows are broken. 

These six short stories, plus two bonus excerpts of novellas, illustrate that connection of hate and how family can be the deadliest of all. The saying of “blood is thicker than water” has no meaning within the lives of these families.


BOOK PROMO:DEAD DRUNK: SURVIVING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ONE BEER AT A TIME BY RICHARD JOHNSON


"If you like zombies, action and humor, crack a beer, pull up a bar stool, and prepare for one wild ride."


Charlie Campbell was your average, balding, thirty-year-old alcoholic with a dead-end job and a penchant for shambling through life one mistake after another. However, none of that mattered following the sudden arrival of a mysterious sickness that brought with it infected mobs of zombie-like creatures thirsting for the flesh of the living.

Trapped in a Chicago apartment the morning after a raucous bachelor party, Charlie and his old fraternity buddies must battle for survival against the cannibalistic horde, a military invasion and their own rampant stupidity. 

With supplies, common sense and brain cells dwindling by the hour, the motley crew — including a racist cop, a Sri Lankan used car salesman, a stoner landlord and a pet raccoon — must pull out all the stops to avoid joining the ranks of the dead.



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PROMO BLAST

So lately you've probably noticed that I've been putting a up a lot of book promos on the site, well that's because I am trying to expose my readers, browsers,  and my stop and take a look and keep on going, audience to some really good indie authors out there. All of the authors that I have been doing book promos for a self published authors like myself who I believe need all the exposure they can get so people can see their work and see that you have so great stuff out there.

Nowadays everyone is hitched on to one author or another and I feel like people don't take the time to look at up and coming talent. So what if they aren't part of some big name publishing house that doesn't mean their work is lacking. So please make sure to check out the pages of these find writers and give them a chance and a read. If you do get one of their books and enjoy it make sure to leave them a review to let others know what you've discovered.


Here's to hoping that you find something you like and don't forget to check out my new book over at Smashwords.com or Amazon.com


WHAT HAPPEN TO KERBIE WALOBEE? SMASHWORDS

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BOOK PROMO:THE SHADOWS BY LINICO R. WOLFF

AVAILABLE AT AMAZON.COM

It's the things you see out of the corner of your eye that scare you the most.

I never believed in demons until I saw one myself. It scared me to death. I don't remember much...except the cold. It surprised me. You'd think a hell being would be warm, but the only thing I felt was cold.

This is the story of how I survived.

Check out THE SHADOWS at Amazon.com

BOOK PROMO: CORA'S KISMET: THE TWIN DESTINIES SAGA BOOK ONE BY CHERYL DAVIS

Coming in September 2013

Life was bad enough for twins, Cora and Viola Daniels, when suddenly their world was turned upside down. 

When Liam Anderson shows up to save Cora and Viola from their situation, and to bring them back into their true family fold, Cora knows that there’s something special about him. 

As she and her twin are being chased down by their, now former, guardians, Cora is finding out more and more about herself that she knew nothing about. Suddenly, they have loving parents, bound powers and a prophecy to fulfill, but first they have to find their soul mates that will help them through it all. All of this has to take place before their 18th birthday, which is only six months away.

Check out CHERYL DAVIS Facebook page to learn more about her upcoming book.



BOOK PROMO: JUDGEMENT OF SOULS BY MARGARITA FELICES

JUDGEMENT OF SOULS is a Gothic horror in which a na├»ve pure-blood Vampire is tossed into the mortal world. Rachel meets Daniel, a nightclub owner and his group of friends and after Daniel’s best friend is murdered by Max, becomes embroiled in the search. 

Rachel tries to fight off her feelings for Daniel, even siding with her Vampire friend Arun to think again about Daniel’s involvement, but he’s her love and she’s going to protect him, no matter what.

Get Judgement of Souls at Amazon.com and make sure to check out the Judgement of Souls Facebook page. 

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BOOK PROMO: FIGHTING THE CURRENT BY ANGELA PENNIMAN








Fight for what you love with Kaleia in "Fighting The Current".

Seventeen-year-old Kaleia lives in a small town on the northern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. To avoid constant tension at home from her cold-hearted aunt and meek mother, she spends most of her time with her "true" family: her two best friends, Hayden and Kane, and her beloved mentor, Kekoa. Together they enjoy the vast expanses of shoreline, surfing and appreciating the beauty of the island. 

Kaleia feels as if nothing could harm her makeshift family.However, the summer before her senior year of high school, a series of unsettling events shifts the sand beneath her feet, forcing her to lose her stable footing. A recurring nightmare about her real father, a man her mother and aunt refuse to talk about, starts to plague Kaleia again, reminding her that a part of her is always missing. An art contest—her only way to afford college—has a fast-approaching deadline, though she is hesitant to enter. Unfamiliar feelings surface when Hayden returns home from vacation. To make matters worse, Kekoa suffers a stroke and ends up fighting for his life in the hospital.

As Kaleia tries to overcome the rough waves life has tossed at her, a shocking secret leaves her flailing in the aftermath. In order to survive, she must fight the rough current and summon her inner strength to face her fears, her past, and her future.

Get Fighting the Current at Amazon.com

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BOOK PROMO: KIAH'S SOUL-SHIFTING JOURNEY:THE QUADRANT WAR BY ANN DENTON

Fight for your survival with Kiah in "Kiah's Soul-Shifting Journey: The Quadrant War"

Sixteen-year-old Kiah and her family struggle to survive in this dystopian society, formerly known as the United States of America. Citizens experience extreme loss and devastation, and Kiah is no exception. Although she doesn't grasp the reasons for The Quadrant War, she clearly understands the impacts of the war. 

Hope of peace and freedom is nonexistent, until Kiah begins to view her soul-shifting ability as a source of powerful guidance rather than just something else that makes her awkward. 

With the help of her first love, she's on a journey to fulfill her destiny. Soul-shifting reveals important knowledge that sometimes comforts her and at other times terrifies her. Will Kiah fall prey to the overseer and his forces, or will she triumph and see her life and the lives around her changed forever?



BOOK PROMO: BENEATH THE SCARS BY BRIDGITTE LESLEY


Get caught up in Beneath the Scars

Tom sat at the beach feeling blue. It was the only place that he went to sit and relax and let his tensions drift away. He sat and watched a young woman playing in the ocean. He admired her gorgeous figure and the way she stood in the water getting her jeans wet. He couldn’t take his eyes off of her. She didn’t have a care in the world. April let the water splash over her feet. It felt as if the little splashes were cleansing her. She slowly made her way back to her vehicle.

She couldn’t take her eyes off of the gent sitting on the bench. He spoke to her as she walked by. She answered his question but slurred and wasn’t clear. He took offence and commented. He was abrupt and abrasive. Only when the wind suddenly came up and her fringe flapped in the air did he realize what a big mistake he had made. Tom felt awful. He had to apologize. All it took was a little apology and life for both Tom and April changed.

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Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

BOOK PROMO: NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM BY STEPHEN L. NOWLAND

Looking for a long read then this is the series for you. Nature Abhors A Vacuum: Book One of The Aielund Saga.

Description: For Aiden Wainwright, a short trip to the nearby town of Bracksford was supposed to be an opportunity for continuing his research into the arcane. But unfortunate circumstances see the town gates closed for weeks, and with supplies running low, Aiden finds himself thrust into the role of town saviour.

 Together with an old friend of dubious character, a drunken ranger on the edge, and a church acolyte out of her depth, he sets out to fill the vacuum of power left by the absent King’s army, and deal with a rapidly escalating situation that threatens the security of the entire land, while uncovering the mysteries behind his own past.

BOOK PROMO: IGNITED BY DESNI DANTONE

RELEASE ON AUGUST 28TH, 2013

Seventeen year old Kris Young is on the run from a throng of superhuman golden-eyed freaks hell-bent on seeing her dead, and she doesn't know why. Good thing she has her guardian angel to protect her...sort of.

Kris is aided by Nathan, the mysterious man that ends up being anything but angelic when he rescues her for the fourth time in fourteen years. Even if the handsome hero illusion is shattered by his harsh treatment of her, he knows how to fight this strange enemy and is determined to keep her safe at all costs.

As the body count rises in their wake, Nathan introduces Kris to a world in which not everyone is human and the battle lines between good and evil are clearly drawn. Kris's piece in the puzzle is something neither is aware of and, as they uncover the truth, neither is prepared for what they find. Overcoming twists and revelations that shatter both of their lives, they discover that nothing is as it seems and nothing, least of all their hearts, are safe.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

WHAT HAPPENED TO KERBIE WALOBEE? GIVEAWAY

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF SHAMARA S. DAVIS LATEST BOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO KERBIE WALOBEE? CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND ENTER TO WIN.


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