Archive for November, 2011

Support Four Debut Authors and Snag $125!

Four books. Two Days. Great Prizes

 

With this contest, there is something for everyone and it’s SO simple to be in on the winning!

 

On November 28 and/or 29, purchase 1 or all 4 of the debut author’s books listed here. Then forward proof of purchase (the receipt Amazon sends you will do just fine) to : motionsrider@yahoo.ca and get up to 4 entries into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card!

 

It’s that easy, no reviews, no hoops to jump through. Just a great .99 book or two. Or three or four. AND, if the person who wins the $100 Amazon Gift Card has purchased all 4 books, an additional $25 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to the winner!

 

On top of that, 2 random commenter’s picked from 2 of our participating blogs will receive $5 gift Amazon gift cards . So, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the promo, the books, or the authors.

 

Winners will be chosen randomly, one entry per person, per book.

 

All winners will be announced on December 7th on Wringing Out Words

 

Between by Cyndi Tefft

 

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water’s life isn’t alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile, and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven’s siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

 

 

 

Until Dawn: Last Light by Jennifer Simas

When darkness falls, whose side will you be on?

For the past six years, Zoë has been anything but “normal.” Struggling to accept her immortality and thrown into a war that’s been waging in the shadows for over a thousand years, Zoë must now become who she was meant to be, joining the other Chosen to save what’s left of humanity. When the endless night falls over the Earth, will she be able to save the one man who reminds her of what it is to be human, or will it be too late?

Until Dawn: Last Light is a story of death and despair, love and longing, hope and hopelessness, and the ability to survive and keep going even when it seems impossible – when you want nothing more than to give up.

 

The Kayson Cycle by Jonathan D. Allen

A stranger enters a dying town and makes a desperate plea…

The Kayson Cycle introduces the Kayson Brothers, a pair of faith healers who once wowed crowds in a traveling show but went their separate ways after a night in which a healing took a dark turn. Jeffrey Kayson disappeared into the wilderness and William Kayson, wracked by guilt, moved to the failing mining town of Calico Hills to build a nice, quiet life – one that has lasted for over ten years.

His quiet, predictable life crumbles when a mysterious stranger walks into his tavern bearing a proposal to find his long-lost brother and do the one thing that William has sworn to never do again – have his brother heal a woman. William soon learns that he can’t escape his family – or his destiny.

Includes an exclusive sample chapter of The Corridors of the Dead. Please note that this is a Kindle Single, and around 6,000 words in length.

 

Sundered by Shannon Mayer

A miracle drug, Nevermore, spreads like wildfire throughout the world allowing people to eat what they want, and still lose weight. It is everything the human population has ever dreamed of and Mara is no different. Only a simple twist of fate stops her from taking Nevermore.

As the weeks roll by, it becomes apparent that Nevermore is not the miracle it claimed. A true to life nightmare, the drug steals the very essence that makes up humanity and unleashes a new and deadly species on the world that is bent on filling its belly. Locked down within their small farm home, Mara and her husband Sebastian struggle against increasingly bad odds, fighting off marauders and monsters alike.

But Sebastian carries a dark secret, one that more than threatens to tear them apart, it threatens to destroy them both and the love they have for each other.

Now Mara must make the ultimate choice. Will she live for love, or will she live to survive?

Please welcome today Tallulah Grace, author of paranormal romance.  Paranormal stories, whether that involves time travel, psychic abilities, ghosts, or so many more areas, are always fun as they explore the worlds of what if beyond our normal experience.  Maybe they’re fun because they’re areas long studied by scientists, and yet, we still don’t know.  Without further ado, here’s Tallulah on her writing.
L: Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and what led you to writing.
T: I have a B.S. in Psychology and a background in business, but I’ve always been a writer. Most young children draw, I scribbled.
L: I think one of the things that’s so interesting about talking to other writers is the myriad of backgrounds from which they come.  Who would guess that psychology and business would lead to paranormal fiction!  Tell us a little bit about your three books, Fate, Spellbound and Destiny.
A: Each book revolves around the lives of three close-knit women, Kris, Roni and Cassie. In Fate, the first book in the series, Kris is stalked by a serial killer. It’s the most suspenseful of the three, but there’s a bit of romance thrown in as well. Spellbound finds Roni discovering that she’s a witch while fighting her heart’s desire—a stubborn man who doesn’t want to love her any more than she wants to love him. How does she not realize she’s a witch, you ask?  Roni suppressed her magick along with her true self for years. When her life settles, her true powers emerge. In Destiny, Cassie deals with the fact that she has lived—and loved—many times before, but always with the same man. This man haunts her dreams throughout each book, but we meet him in Destiny and follow their journey back to each other in this life.
L: I like the aspect of all three books tying together, yet each focusing on a different woman and story.  I’m hearing more and more writers lately doing this.  What paranormal aspects will readers find in your books?
T: Kris is precognitive; she has visions and dreams of the terror that awaits her.  Roni is magickal, but not until Spellbound. She shows us her gregarious, fiercely protective friendship in Fate. In both Fate and Spellbound, Cassie opens the door to reincarnation, but she takes us through it in Destiny.
L: I love hearing the paths writers followed to their chosen genre.  For me, my background in music, in a sense, led me to time travel, although it was only one factor.  What drew you to writing about the paranormal?
T: Maybe it springs from hearing too many ghost stories growing up, but I’ve always had a fascination for paranormal topics and events. Friends of mine have experienced extreme paranormal activity, which fuels the fire of my imagination, but that’s the topic of a yet-to-be-written book.
L: I’m looking forward to hearing those stories!  What do you think it is in human nature that is so drawn to stories of the mysterious and unexplained?
T: Whether we wish to admit it or not, we’ve all had experiences that are out of the realm of “normal.” The phone rings just seconds after you know it will or a sense of déjà vu makes you stop and think twice. Mysterious, unexplained events may trigger lost memories or simply send a delicious shiver along our spine, but they also show us that there’s more to this life than what we see.
L: True.  What is your favorite of the three stories?
T: I love Fate, especially because readers tell me that they didn’t know what was going to happen. Spellbound speaks to me in a different way; I love the storyline that develops between Roni and her love interest. My favorite of the three is Destiny. It’s the most romantic, with poignant moments that speak to the romance in my soul. The tag line says it best: “When one lifetime just isn’t enough.” Who wouldn’t want a love like that?
L: I think everyone dreams of a love that great!  What books are in your future?
T: One of the minor characters in Fate and Destiny intrigues me, so I think she has a future book of her own. I also plan to compile a book of true ghost stories detailing the activities my friends have lived through.
L: Thanks, Tallulah.  Do you have videos or links to your books?
T: View the book trailers for Fate and Spellbound hereFate, Spellbound and Destiny are available at Amazon separately or as a compilation.  Stop by and visit my website, www.tallulahgrace.com for more details.
L:  Thanks so much for being here today, Tallulah!  It’s a pleasure talking to you, and I look forward to reading your work!