Showing posts from October, 2011

Geoff Gander, author of The Tunnelers

I'd like to welcome, Geoff Gander to my blog today. Take it away, Geoff...

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to be here!

First off, I’d like to thank Jeanne Bannon for being so kind as to host me on her blog (yay!)I’m excited that my first major release is out, and I appreciate every opportunity to spread the word. I’d like to talk a little bit about myself, before treating you to a little excerpt of The Tunnelers.

Growing up, I didn’t have any siblings, so whenever my friends weren’t available I just turned to the nearest book to entertain myself.That wasn’t a problem, because there were books everywhere, about nearly everything.The books that interested me most, however, were the ones about dinosaurs, the universe, and world history (especially if they had a lot of maps).I remember staring at the pages, and imagining myself flying to other worlds and doing all sorts of fascinating things.I guess you could say I got hooked on stories.I still am.

I’ve always preferred fiction, and the mor…

Please help a wonderful charity - Read for your Future

I've recently had the pleasure of making an online friend who has started an excellent literary program to help teens who are in need of books for their school libraries. If every YA author who reads this could send just one copy of their novel to Lora, it would make a huge difference to the lives of those kids.
Bloggers, I give you permission to reprint this blog post in the hopes of helping Lora and the Read for your Future program.
Take it away, Lora...

My name is Lora Wiedenheft and I’m a book reviewer and the founder of a program called Read for Your Future.
The program works like this. I contact authors and publishers who I think will donate a book in exchange for a review. Once I receive the book, it’s put on a list from which students at two different high schools are able to choose from. The students then read and review the book. There are links on my website which lead them through the process. When the review is complete, the book goes into to the library at their respect…

A Surprise for Christmas by Lizzie Stevens

Samantha wasn’t expecting what she got for Christmas this year. Her doorbell rang and there sitting on her porch was a baby in a basket. This changes her life for the good. But then something happens. The baby’s father comes for his child. How can Samantha convince him that she is the best thing for the child?

This Book Previously titled:
"Somebody Else's Child" Won 4th place in The Love is In The Air Contest.
Hosted by Reader Jack

Price: $0.99
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Interview with author, Andrea Buginsky

I'd like to welcome Andrea Buginsky to my blog today.

What is your most recent novel and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
My most recent novel is The Chosen, Book 2: Nature’s Unbalance which is still on spec with my publisher. It’s about The Chosen searching their world for the cause of a shift in nature that has everyone spooked, and learning how to put a stop to it.

What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?
My own imagination, I guess. I’ve always been an avid reader, and enjoyed writing papers in school. I started thinking about writing as a career in college, and decided to try my hand at books after I graduated.

What book are you reading right now? And in what format?
Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster in PDF on my Kindle.

Do you have any advice for other writers? And what’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
Just start. If you get stuck, take a break, and then go back after doing some…

Interview with author, David Diamantes

Tell us a about DEAD PEN PALS?
We’ve all heard stories about people who were mislead or taken advantage of by criminals who misrepresented themselves on the Internet. Very few people grasp the fact that every mouse click leaves an indelible footprint that never goes away. Every site you visit, every email, blog post, or tweet lives on. When crimes are committed, particularly a murder, the police sift through the victim’s computer, or online email accounts. Sometimes the search leads to some pretty high profile members of the community. I wanted to write a story where that is the central issue.
Do you have a favorite character you have written?
My favorite character in DEAD PEN PALS is Detective Andy Debbs, one of the “supporting characters.” He’s politically incorrect and a good, no B.S. cop. He doesn’t pull punches, but doesn’t mind having fun. I enjoyed writing dialog between Debbs and his fellow detectives.
What are you currently working on?
A follow-up, involving the same detectives …

Cate Masters: Jeanne Bannon in the Author Spotlight

Cate Masters: Jeanne Bannon in the Author Spotlight: Cate: Please welcome Jeanne Bannon. Jeanne, will you please share a short bio with us? Jeanne: I’ve worked in the publishing industry fo...

Interview with author, Alexandra Lanc

I'm pleased to welcome Alexandra Lanc to my blog today to talk about her novel, Shadows of Past Memories.

Alexandra Lanc writes YA fiction, and is the author of Shadows of Past Memories, the first book in the Foxfire Chronicles series, as well as the Christmas novel Clara Claus, available Holiday Season 2011. She lives in Florida with her family.

Her novel is the first in a Young Adult science fiction series, and is called Shadows of Past Memories. It's about two best friends who are trying to untangle their ugly pasts as they make their way towards their futures, all while one of them is being hunted by an otherworldly madman. Though it is science fiction, there is also a bit of romance, old-fashioned horror, and fantasy. The book is an emotional journey through memories, and the effects they have on us, with a science fiction twist.

If you would like to read the official synopsis, or a few chapters from the book to get a better idea of questions you might like t…

Review of Sheila Dalton's THE GIRL IN THE BOX

Former bar singer and Buddhist meditator Caitlin Shaughnessy, a Canadian journalist, discovers that Inez, a traumatized young Mayan woman from Guatemala, has killed Dr. Jerry Simpson, her partner of many years.

Caitlin struggles to understand what happened, and why. In the process, she confronts her own demons, as well as the innocence and wonder within Inez which seem to belie the young woman's violent actions.

For a chance to win one of three free copies of THE GIRL IN THE BOX, enter to win at Goodreads Contest ends November 18th.

Shelia Dalton’s THE GIRL IN THE BOX is a wonderfully constructed and intricately woven tale of a mute, seemingly autistic teenage girl who is rescued from a deplorable existence in the Guatemalan jungle. Chained and made to live in a windowless shed by her parents, Jerry, a Canadian psychoanalyst on vacation, rescues the girl by bringing her back home with him to Canada.

The novel begins…

The Apocalypse Gene Blog Tour

It's my privilege and an honor to be a stop on The Apocalypse Gene Blog Tour.

One lucky commenter will win a print copy of the novel. The winner will be chosen at random with the aid of Please remember to leave your email address along with your comment. Good luck!


Welcome Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark.

Tell us a little about The Apocalypse Gene. What inspired you to write it?

The Apocalypse Gene takes place in the near future during a time of global pandemic. Our protagonists (Olivya and Mikah) are a pair of highly gifted psychics, Olivya with aura-sight and Mikah an elite Empath from a clan of demon hybrids called The Kindred. Mikah learns that the Kindred are linked to the pandemic, but without initiation, he is barred from learning their truths. When Olivya’s mother falls ill, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to uncover Kindred secrets. In the shadow of the Kin…