Author Interview with P.H. Turner

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Another interview today, this time around with a romantic suspense author, P.H. Turner, the author of “Winterkill”, a novel currently touring with Enchanted Book Promotions.

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

Teaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. I learned I love America and writing about her rich cultural heritage. I admire strong women and men who commit to each other, want to build a strong relationship and better the lives of those around them.  I write about the things happening around us, drug cartels, gangs, drugs, and human trafficking and my characters are warriors against the darkness.

 Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Austin with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and write.

Q: Tell us about your books.

I write about what I know. Men and women who love each other and want it all, intellectual, physical and emotional intimacy. People with demanding jobs who are proud of their work and support each other and put the relationship first.

Winterkill is on sale now. Death&Desire goes on sale March 2015 is available for preorder. Under the Dark Moon is in progress and I will  finish it this year.

Q: What inspired you to write Winterkill?

The car trips my parents took my sister and I on when we were kids. We traveled the west to Indian reservations and museums that told the story of  the settlement of the west and how we treated the indigenous people. I was in the back seat of the car  enthralled with the scenery and the stories- when I wasn’t pestering my older sister.  My family settled in Texas in the 1840’s and were dirt farmers with a few head of cattle. They scratched a living from the ground and followed the frontier line west to central Texas, finally settling there. 

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

I write seven days a week. The five days of the work week I work a minimum of six hours a day. Weekends, I work less.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Lisa Jackson, J.D. Roberts, and Tess Gerritson

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

Under the Dark Moon is the tale of Taylor’s investigation into human trafficking of girls out of Mexico into sexual slavery in America. Taylor finds eleven year old Sofia, who escaped her captor when he fell asleep. Captain Trace Yazzie of the Navaho Nation is Taylor’s lover and partner in finding the traffickers who took Sophia.

About Winterkill

coverTitle: Winterkill

Author: P.H. Turner

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the  freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.

Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.

Author Bio

PH TurnerTeaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Austin with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and work on my second novel.

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Author Interview with Christine Manzari

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I’m hosting an interview today with Christine Manzari, the author of “Deviation”, a YA dystopian currently touring with Enchanted Book Promotions.

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

The first thing I do when I’m getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. I wholeheartedly believe there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. I’m addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books are my life. I also have a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeine-laden bubbly kind). I’m from Forest Hill, Maryland where I live with my husband, three kids, and my library of ugly spine books.

Q: Tell us about your book.

Deviation takes place a little over 30 years in the future after the worst terrorist attack in United States history. It was called Wormwood. From the rubble and desolation of 29 million American deaths, the Program was born. Genetically altered Sophisticates were designed to be smarter, faster, and stronger—and as orphans raised by the Program to fight the War on Terror, they answer only to the Program itself.

Cleo is a Sophisticate. Like all Sophisticates, she doesn’t know who her parents are. She is a Vanguard Sophisticate who has a knack for languages and is an expert at hacking computers. But Cleo has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Fiery things. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When she accidentally causes her room to explode in a fit of anger, her secret is discovered and she’s sent to St. Ignatius to train as a Mandate and become a human weapon for the Program. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her. She’s part of a group called the Deviant Dozen and she’s not the only Sophisticate with a deadly skill. Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust.

Ozzy, the golden boy of the Program who has perfect aim is determined to win Cleo’s loyalty and attention. Although there is an undeniable attraction between them, Cleo isn’t sure if she can believe in him, or if she will find herself a target caught in his crosshairs.

All Cleo knows for certain is that she wants her freedom.

Q: What inspired you to write Deviation?

I’ve always loved super heroes and characters with unusual powers, but I didn’t want to do the same powers for my characters that had been done in movies and comic books. I did some research on animals with unique defense mechanisms and skills. Once I discovered some of the amazing things that some animals could do, the Deviant Dozen were born. All of the code names and powers of my characters are based on real creatures and the incredible things they can do. My favorite creature that one of my characters is based on is the Indonesian Mimic Octopus. It is seriously cool.

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

I usually write and edit from 9 pm until 2 am most nights. I guess on average, it’s about 20 hours. I wish I had more time to write, but I’m a stay-at-home mom during the day.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

I’ve been lucky enough to meet quite a few of my favorite authors, but if I could hang out with three authors, I’d choose Colleen Hoover, Tahereh Mafi, and Christina Lauren. Christina Lauren is a two-for-one deal since they’re a writing duo.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on several projects now, but I’m really excited about the new adult book I’m writing that takes place in Venice Beach. The title of the book is Hooked and it’s about a snarky, adrenaline junkie, skater girl named Cat who is obsessed with 80s movies and graffiti. Love isn’t really Cat’s thing and she doesn’t trust easily, so when she meets Huck, a confident and rich pretty boy who is her complete opposite, she thinks that a one night stand with him could be fun, but harmless. However, when all of the secrets they didn’t share are revealed, Cat and Huck discover how easily a one night stand could ruin everything. The problem is, they’re hooked on one another.

About Deviation

deviation_cover_ebookTitle: Deviation

Author: Christine Manzari

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?

Author Bio

tineredThe first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeine-laden bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.

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Deviation on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Deviation-Sophisticates-Book-Christine-Manzari-ebook/dp/B00EFZAUYM

Deviation on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deviation-christine-manzari/1116503777

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Book Excerpt from First Experience

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I’m hosting an excerpt today from erotic romance “First Experience”. I hope you enjoy the excerpt! Warning: excerpt is adult only though!

Book Excerpt

Kelly, with her head still hanging down, said, “Yes, Sir. I’ll try.” Then, she tilted back her head, and asked, “People don’t really get turned-on by getting spanked, do they?”

I laughed, and said, “Yes, actually many women do. But they first have to get beyond a certain point of pain, where – due to self-control or just exhaustion – they relax and allow another part of their brain to take over. I’m hoping you might reach that part by the end of your level-30 punishment.” Kelly just shook her head, and groaned. I put down the paddle, and placed my hand back on her underwear. “OK, Kelly, I’m going to finish your spanking without stopping. I will alternate sides every time, and I’ll keep it at about the intensity you have already experienced. So, let’s get this finished.”

I continued the warm-up, spanking her steadily, alternating sides, and covering all of her bottom. I could tell that her bottom was now turning a nice shade of light red, based on the color of her unclad upper thighs. Obviously, I wasn’t’ spanking nearly as hard as we had seen in the video. That wasn’t the point: Kelly was cooperating nicely, and submitting to a long spanking.

I was only slightly turned-on; this required a lot of stamina from me, also! As I spanked Kelly’s bottom, time seemed to slow down; it seemed like this spanking was at least 30 minutes long. Finally, we reached the 360th spank. We were both panting, and I rubbed her bottom gently with my hand. “You did very well, Kelly. I’m proud of you!”

Kelly took some deep breaths, and was finally able to say, “Thank you, Sir. It was challenging. I’m not complaining, but maybe it would be better to do a level-10 each day, rather than trying to do so much at once?”

“Well, Kelly, that’s an interesting idea, and perhaps the next time we have a spanking experience … if there is a next time … we can do it that way. It would be a big turn-on for me to see you knocking on my front door, and requesting your 7th or 8th day of punishment. I think you would find that very challenging, also.”

I then pointed out, “As you may have noticed, rubbing your bottom spreads and dulls the pain. That’s another reason that I don’t want you touching your bottom, unless I give you permission. If I refuse permission, you may ask me to rub your bottom for you. Does this feel good?”

Kelly moaned – but it was a different moan this time, more of a deep cat’s purr. “Yes, Sir. But …,” She cocked her head, and looked up at me – as much as she could in her position.

“Yes, Kelly?”

Kelly put her head down, shook it, and looked back at me, balancing on her left hand, as she used her right hand to throw her long hair over her back, so that she could see me. “Sir … I’m not getting turned-on by this.” She giggled, and I was happy to see that she wasn’t entirely depressed by the experience.

She continued, “I think I might get turned-on by spanking you … I can really understand the power, the control, and the vulnerability of the other person, who has agreed to cooperate. But I’m not sure I can understand why I would get turned on by you hurting me.” We were both silent, and I continued massaging her bottom through her underwear.

Stepping out of role, I said, “I won’t force you to do anything, Kelly, you know that. And my purpose is not to hurt you.” How could I explain this?

“I think you know that hot is very close to cold … if an ice cube is touched to your back without you seeing it, you will feel like you’re being burned. You’ve probably stuck your hand in a very hot stream of water from the sink, and initially it felt cold. Love is very close to hate – they are both strong emotions about someone, whether positive or negative.”

“Similarly, pain and pleasure are very close together – they both are strong emotions that come from the same portion of the brain. Pleasure can become pain … and pain can become pleasure! I would just urge you to relax, accept the pain (I will make sure that you are not being harmed), and perhaps – at some point – the pain will become pleasure.”

I looked into Kelly’s eyes, and continued, “Now, I will divulge another of my inner secrets: I would get nearly as turned-on if you were spanking me, as me spanking you.”

Kelly looked back, and said, “Huh? I don’t get it.”

I had thought this would be easy to explain. “I’m turned on by the idea of submission – not really the giving-up of power (although that can be fun, too) … but submitting to something that you know will be painful – or embarrassing – and doing it willingly. Situations like this, where you are submitting today, out of curiosity, adventurous spirit, openness, and your trust in me.”

I continued, “You might not understand this, yet, but for me to submit to you, requires that I let-go, and really trust you … developing an instant bond and emotional closeness that I think … may be the closest thing to ‘love’ between two people – whether they have been partners for years, or just met.

Kelly laughed, pushed back her hair, and said, “OK, then let’s switch positions – let me spank you, for a while!”

I laughed too. “Kelly, I plan to do just that.” I had been keeping it as a surprise reward, when Kelly had completed most of her level-100 punishment. “But I’ll only let you spank me after you have experienced and cooperated through a full spanking and, hopefully, can understand the turn-on in both the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ roles.”

First Experience

Cover First SMALL 140821Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

FIRST EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam meets Kelly, a beautiful but troubled woman half his age, leading to a ‘first experience’ exploring the surreal world their fantasies.  Sam realizes that he desires more than a play partner.  And Kelly knows that she needs more than a lover:  Someone to whom she can expose her inner soul; someone whose values transcend the ordinary; someone who will fulfill her own dark fantasy world.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 2 is 111,000 word, 17 chapters, 374 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

About The Author

SimoneFace Small 140811An adventuress and traveler, Simone is a sensual being who loves to read stories that excite her.  She takes exception to authors who promote their works as ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’, or ‘smutty’:  She believes that sex is wonderful in all of its incarnations, and doesn’t shy away from graphic descriptions of realistic sexual experiences, no matter how messy.  Her writing is mainly in the ‘literary realism’ style – i.e., it is wild (even outrageous) … but could really happen to you!  She values openness in relationships, and demonstrates this through her characters.

Prior to becoming an author, Simone was a nurse.  One of her pet peeves is reading erotica that gets simple anatomy wrong!  She is continually bewildered by women who haven’t explored their own bodies.  Another pet peeve is the mostly hung-up Victorian society prevalent in the U.S. and U.K., and she tries to do her part to change that by introducing people to new sexual and sensual experiences through her erotic writing.  The activities in Simone’s books are quite realistic, as she has participated in most of these in ‘real life’, as surreal as it may seem.

Simone is currently completing the Experiences series, which will run an estimated 1,000,000 words!  That is why she refers to it as an ‘epic’ romance, although each volume is intended to stand on its own, with a ‘happy for now’ ending.  Experiences combines literary style and philosophical discussion by the characters with graphic portrayal of sex in all of its kinks and fetishes.  You may not like all of the things Simone’s characters do … but neither do they.  Their exploration of new experiences will hopefully motivate some readers to explore their own sexuality to a greater extent.

Simone loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.   In fact, she hopes you will feel ‘free’ sexually and spiritually, as well.  Please follow her on social media and her blog.  On her website, you may interact directly with the main characters in her books, including asking them questions in order to understand their perspectives in more depth.

You can sign up to her mailing list to learn about new releases, and take advantage of promotions.  All readers on the mailing list will be sent an excerpt from each of her next novels, prior to publication.

You can contact Simone at sf@simonefreier.com

Visit Simone’s website:  http://simonefreier.com

Friend Simone on her Facebook page:  http://facebook.com/SimoneFreierAuthor

Or, tweet Simone at:  http://twitter.com/simonefreier

Links

Buy Weekend Experience on:

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The Experience series on Kindle.

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Release Day Party Weekend Experience

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We’re celebrating the release for erotic romance “Weekend Experience” today!

Buy Weekend Experience on:

Amazon Kindle | iBooks | B&N | Smashwords | Createspace

The Experience series on Kindle.

Weekend Experience

Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam and Kelly have role-played some of their most intimate fantasies in an atmosphere of openness and trust.  Now, Sam wants to share with Kelly new kinks, fetishes and sensual pleasures.  Kelly is more than a willing participant:  She is the mirror by which Sam sees that his openness and submission is as important as Kelly’s.  A visit by her friends leads to new fantasies for both of them.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 3 is 101,000 words, 17 chapters, 336 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

 

About The Author

SimoneFace Small 140811An adventuress and traveler, Simone is a sensual being who loves to read stories that excite her.  She takes exception to authors who promote their works as ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’, or ‘smutty’:  She believes that sex is wonderful in all of its incarnations, and doesn’t shy away from graphic descriptions of realistic sexual experiences, no matter how messy.  Her writing is mainly in the ‘literary realism’ style – i.e., it is wild (even outrageous) … but could really happen to you!  She values openness in relationships, and demonstrates this through her characters.

Prior to becoming an author, Simone was a nurse.  One of her pet peeves is reading erotica that gets simple anatomy wrong!  She is continually bewildered by women who haven’t explored their own bodies.  Another pet peeve is the mostly hung-up Victorian society prevalent in the U.S. and U.K., and she tries to do her part to change that by introducing people to new sexual and sensual experiences through her erotic writing.  The activities in Simone’s books are quite realistic, as she has participated in most of these in ‘real life’, as surreal as it may seem.

Simone is currently completing the Experiences series, which will run an estimated 1,000,000 words!  That is why she refers to it as an ‘epic’ romance, although each volume is intended to stand on its own, with a ‘happy for now’ ending.  Experiences combines literary style and philosophical discussion by the characters with graphic portrayal of sex in all of its kinks and fetishes.  You may not like all of the things Simone’s characters do … but neither do they.  Their exploration of new experiences will hopefully motivate some readers to explore their own sexuality to a greater extent.

Simone loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.   In fact, she hopes you will feel ‘free’ sexually and spiritually, as well.  Please follow her on social media and her blog.  On her website, you may interact directly with the main characters in her books, including asking them questions in order to understand their perspectives in more depth.

You can sign up to her mailing list to learn about new releases, and take advantage of promotions.  All readers on the mailing list will be sent an excerpt from each of her next novels, prior to publication.

You can contact Simone at sf@simonefreier.com

Visit Simone’s website:  http://simonefreier.com

Friend Simone on her Facebook page:  http://facebook.com/SimoneFreierAuthor

Or, tweet Simone at:  http://twitter.com/simonefreier

Links

Buy Weekend Experience on:

Amazon Kindle | iBooks | B&N | Smashwords | Createspace

The Experience series on Kindle.

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Author Interview with Shirleen Davies

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I’m hosting an interview today with Shirleen Davies, author of historical western romance “Redemption’s Edge”.

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I was born and grew up in Southern California, spending many days at the beach, then later lived inland at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains. Most of my friends would’ve described me as a jock first and bookworm second. My favorite sport was softball—catcher, shortstop, and left field. I still love the game but haven’t played in years. They didn’t take girls in the softball pony leagues when I went through school, so I switched to cheerleading. As a bookworm, my favorite series was Nancy Drew then I moved up to more “grownup” books in the teenage years. Okay, so I also loved Archie Comics with Archie, Jughead, and Veronica.

My husband and I make our home in the northern Arizona mountain area. We love it here. All of our sons still live in California.


Q: Tell us about your book.

Redemption’s Edge is the story of Dax Pelletier, a battle-weary ex-Confederate general who has had enough of leading men, and making life and death decisions. Although he comes from a wealthy family in Savannah, his choice after the war, is to seek solace in the west.

Rachel Davenport is a privileged woman from Boston who shunned the social life to become a nurse in Union Army battlefield camps. She’s seen it all. When the war ends, she finds returning to her Boston roots isn’t what she wants. Instead, she accepts her uncle’s offer to become a nurse in his clinic in Splendor, Montana.

This is their story. How they meet, the struggles each face, and the redemption and acceptance Dax finally finds through love and a new life in a growing frontier town.


Q: What inspired you to write Redemption’s Edge?

I had already decided the first book would be part of a series about men and women coming out of the Civil War to find their lives had irrevocably changed. My goal is to write stories showing the trials these young people dealt with in a country torn apart by war. These are not stories about the Civil War itself, but about the human side of what happens afterwards.

Between the two of us, my husband and I have five sons. The reality is they are the inspiration for many of my books.


Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

Is spend between 15 and 30 hours per week writing, about eight hours on marketing, about five on future project work, and many hours on social medial. I perform two sets of edits myself before a manuscript is submitted to my content editor. This is an ongoing part of my work, which I do during the writing, then again once the manuscript is printed. I actually do redline with a ruler, in this stage. Afterwards, it goes through three passes with my professional editor, then goes through one more pass with my proofreader.

 

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

My favorite genres as a reader are historical western romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. I also read non-fiction historical books about many time periods and am a huge fan of the History Channel. For my own writing, I focus on historical western romance and contemporary romance, some with elements of suspense.

Most writers seem to have many favorite authors and I’m no exception. I couldn’t narrow it down any further, so here are five who triggered my writing journey and who I’d most like to meet. Linda Howard, Roxanne St. Claire, Kat Martin, Jodi Thomas, and Brenda Novak.

 


Q: What are you working on at the moment?

Book four, All Your Nights, of my MacLaren contemporary series is just finishing the editing and proofreading process. I’ll review it one more time before it releases in November.

My big project now is book two in my Redemption Mountain series. Wildfire Creek is the story of Luke and Ginny with a release date of early 2015. Like book one, Redemption’s Edge, is planned to be about 100,000 words.

 I’ll also be working on my next MacLarens historical western series, Boundary Mountain, which will focus on another branch of the family and take place in the 1860s through 1880s. Three of the characters were introduced in Wilder than the Rest. Book one of that series will release in 2015.

About The Book

RedemptionsEdge COVERTitle: Redemption’s Edge

Author: Shirleen Davies

Genre: Historical Western Romance

“A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”

“Redemption’s Edge is a strong and engaging introduction to her new historical western romance series.”

Dax Pelletier is ready for a new life, far away from the one he left behind in Savannah following the South’s devastating defeat in the Civil War. The ex-Confederate general wants nothing more to do with commanding men and confronting the tough truths of leadership.

Rachel Davenport possesses skills unlike those of her Boston socialite peers—skills honed as a nurse in field hospitals during the Civil War. Eschewing her northeastern suitors and changed by the carnage she’s seen, Rachel decides to accept her uncle’s invitation to assist him at his clinic in the dangerous and wild frontier of Montana.

Now a Texas Ranger, a promise to a friend takes Dax and his brother, Luke, to the untamed territory of Montana. He’ll fulfill his oath and return to Austin, at least that’s what he believes.

The small town of Splendor is what Rachel needs after life in a large city. In a few short months, she’s grown to love the people as well as the majestic beauty of the untamed frontier. She’s settled into a life unlike any she has ever thought possible.

Thinking his battle days are over, he now faces dangers of a different kind—one by those from his past who seek vengeance, and another from Rachel, the woman who’s captured his heart.

 

Author Bio

shirleenProfile1I have been writing most of my life, but only recently began the transition into fiction. Historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and short stories are what keep me reading, so that is the focus of my writing.

I was born in California, grew up between a growing beach town and a small town at the base of the San Bernardino mountains. My mother originally planned to name me Katherine, but she read an article in the paper about a woman named Shirleen shortly before my birth, so instead of having a cool nickname, like Kate, I am simply Shirleen. My mainstays growing up were all the Nancy Drew mystery books; I loved them. Eventually I moved on to mysteries, suspense stories, crime novels, and romance. Pride and Prejudice will always be one of my favorites.

Besides California, life changes have allowed me to live in Oregon, Colorado, and Arizona. Everywhere I have lived has been inspirational in one way or another, giving me the opportunity to meet remarkable people with their own stories to tell. I’ve sailed, skied, owned horses plus lots of other animals, and ridden various off-road vehicles. I enjoy dancing, fishing, hunting, being the back-seater on my husband’s Harley, traveling and, of course, reading and writing.

Prior to transitioning to writing fiction, I worked for Fortune 500 and many smaller, start-up companies. Fortunately, I regained my sanity long enough to start my own consulting firm, which I still maintain today.

My husband and I spend most of our time at our main home in the mountains of Arizona and our second home in Southern California. Between us we have five boys with growing careers and families of their own. So, from my perspective, my life is a success and always an adventure. I wouldn’t change a thing; well, except finding more time to write.

I love hearing from readers, so please feel email me at shirleen@shirleendavies.com.

Best regards to all of you,
Shirleen Davies

Links

Author Website: http://www.shirleendavies.com/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQA5X1I

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/redemptions-edge/id903902381?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemptions-edge-shirleen-davies/1120022671?ean=2940045664790

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/redemption-s-edge

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/462150

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22839369-redemption-s-edge?from_search=true

Giveaway

 You can win a $25 Amazon gift card, $10 Amazon gift card, eBook copy of “Wilder than the Rest” and an eBook copy of “One More Day” during the tour. Follow the link below to participate.

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Release Day Party All The Pretty Bones

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About The Book

23201655Title: All The Pretty Bones

Author: Camela Thompson

Genre: Paranormal Thriller

After ten years of living in the shadow of her stalker, a diagnosis of terminal cancer pushes Olivia Kardos to take matters into her own hands. Her final days will not be spent isolated from the world nor hiding like a hunted animal. It’s time for Mark Porter to die. Going against a trained killer alone would be foolish, but the handsome arms dealer who offers to help her has a dark secret of his own.

Homicide Detective Sean Howard has tried to push his ex out of his mind, but his next case brings her crashing back into his life. A woman is found exsanguinated and brutally stabbed in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood and she could be Olivia’s doppelganger. As more women are murdered and the similarities grow, Sean can’t shake the feeling that Olivia is next.

In a world where demons and vampires lurk just beneath the surface, what you don’t know can kill you.

Author Bio

When I was a little girl, I loved writing stories about animals doing amazing things. Ducks could speak with humans, and hamsters had a suspicious tendency to follow plot lines that were strikingly similar to Indiana Jones. I grew up, found a career, and got married, forgetting the need to tell stories. A week cooped up in my house with an illness resulted in a random decision to write a novel. That first novel will probably never see the light of day, but it woke up something that had been dormant for years.

Despite dabbling in many genres, there is a driving force behind my stories. I love writing about women who shine in difficult circumstances. I will back them up against the wall and sit amazed as they manage to come out on the other side stronger than ever.

Links

Website: http://www.camelathompson.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8548767.Camela_Thompson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camela-Thompson/1473446329557330

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamelaThompson

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=8935820&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CamelaThompson/posts

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/camelat/

Buy a copy of the book: Amazon and B&N

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Promo Post The Luddite’s Guide to Technology

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About The Book

the_luddites_guide_to_technology_iiTitle: The Luddite’s Guide to Technology

Author: CJS Hayward

Genre: creative non-fiction / religion and spirituality / technology – social aspects

Mammon, as it is challenged in the Sermon on the Mount, represents such wealth and possessions as one could have two thousand years ago. But that is merely beer as contrasted to the eighty proof whisky our day has concocted. The Sermon on the Mount aims to put us in the driver’s seat and not what you could possess in ancient times, and if the Sermon on the Mount says something about metaphorical beer, perhaps there are implications for an age where something more like eighty proof whisky is all around us.

Author Bio

cjsh_square_fullChristos Jonathan Seth Hayward wears many hats as a person: author, philosopher, theologian, artist, poet, wayfarer, philologist, inventor, web guru, teacher.

Some have asked, “If a much lesser C.S. Lewis were Orthodox, what would he be like?” And the answer may well be, “CJS Hayward.”

Hayward has lived in the U.S., Malaysia, England, and France, and holds master’s degrees bridging math and computers (UIUC), and philosophy and theology (Cambridge).

Links

​http​://amazon.com/author/cjshayward

http://CJSH.name

http://fan.CJSH.name

https://CJSHayward.com

http://tinyurl.com/luddites-guide-technology

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