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Author, J.T. Baroni helps out a great cause

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Santa Bring A Kindle? Help Sponsor A Leader Dog!
J T Baroni’s paranormal tale, The Legend of Rachel Petersen, has been released through Damnation Books, an epublisher based in California. The writer plans on donating a portion of his book’s proceeds to The Leader Dogs for the Blind, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This organization has been training Leader Dogs and placing them with blind people, free of charge, since 1939, and they have achieved this amazing feat all from donations.
Baroni knows all too well, both their generosity and the impact of their invaluable services. Furthering that statement, he also understands first handedly how strongly the visually impaired faithfully depend, trust, and rely on their dogs, whereas his older brother, Gene, has been blind since birth and is on his third canine companion. “As kids,” Baroni fondly recalls, “My brother and I were constantly hand in hand. We went everywhere together. I was, in fact, Gene’s first Leader Dog!”
The two bro…

Welcome, author Aubrie Dionne

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Welcome Aubrie. Congratulations on the release of Tundra 37. Can you tell us why you love writing Science fiction so much?
One of the most enjoyable parts of writing science fiction is researching all of the neat science words/terms pertaining to space and space travel. While keeping the science part of it pretty simple, because I’m by no means a rocket scientist or an astronaut, I tried to incorporate a few of these terms throughout the book. For authors, this is part of word building, and a way to create your own unique world.
Where does the inspiration for Tundra 37 story come from?
The sci fi inspiration comes from the countless times I watched Star Wars and Star Trek TNG as a kid. I love space opera and the endless boundaries that come with it. I’d never, ever, go on a real spaceship- too scared- so I travel there in my mind.
As for the ice planet inspiration, that’s all from living in NH, where the temperature can drop below zero. I wear pants under my dress all through the winter,…

When a Review is not a Review

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After receiving plenty of great reviews and ratings for Invisible, yesterday, I went through a rite of passage, I got my first ever one-star review from a reviewer on Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/278254425.

It's okay, really, I'm fine with it. After all, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But what really got to me was the reason why! There is a gay character in my novel. Her name is Charlie and I love her. I think she adds dimension and depth to my novel, but the reviewer hated her. The reviewer's stated "I don't do gay." So I ask, is this really a review or an opportunity for the reviewer to tout her so-called Christian values? All I ask is for a fair review. Review the book as a whole.

A one-star review is fine by me, especially when it comes from a narrowminded individual. I would have thought in this day and age that such prejudice and hatred would not be so prevalent.

Wanting to Give up Writing...Blame it on Whitney's Death

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As the world now knows, we lost a magnificent talent on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Ms. Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room. I was a Whitney fan, but really didn't give her much thought after 1990-something. Once Bobby got his hooks into her and took her down the road to Hell. But, I haven't written a single word since her death, nor do I feel like it. All inspiration has been sucked out of me...sigh :(

The problem is television and the media coverage of her death. I had to watch the Grammy's last night to see how they would acknowledge Whitney. And now I find myself obsessed with wanting to know how and why she died. It's not a morbid fascination, it's more of a feeling of loss. She was so talented and let it all go. Sometimes I feel that way about writing. I can write. I'm good at it. But I'm by no stretch of the imagination the Whitney Houston equivalent to the literary world. Still it makes me think about life and death and ult…

Author, Em Petrova - Outlaws of Love

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Today, I'm pleased to host Em Petrova on her blog tour.


Welcome to Beyond Words.
*waves* Thank you so much for having me! I’m excited to be here.
Can you briefly tell us what attracted you to becoming an author?
I’ve been a writer since I was twelve years old. I wrote everything from paranormals to contemporaries, but they all had one thing in common—a love story. After my daughter passed away in 2000, I went into a seven-year writer’s block. Once I finally swam through the fog, I started writing again, and realized this passion was something I wanted to wake up to every day of my life.
Where did the idea for your current book come from? Outlaws of Love began with an opening scene. The characters kept yelling at me to help them out, and finally I got up enough courage to write a historical western, which was WAY out of my comfort zone!

How long did it take you to write Outlaws of Love?
A lot of people are going to hate me for this, but it took about five weeks from rough draft to the fini…

Soul by Erika Lindsen

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Blood runs across the floor like a winter’s creek.  It always puts a smile on his face. As a Taker – a demon sent to entice humans to commit suicide in order to gain their soul for Lucifer – Drebin is at the top of his game. He has already claimed421 souls and there is no sign of him slowing down. Much like a fine wine, Drebin gets better with age.
Alexia Downer is just a few months into her freshman year of college and still undecided about a career. Ally is more than eager to meet new people and live up to the college stereotypes. But her gentle nature may cause her to put trust in the wrong person.
The stage is set, the hound is released, but Dregin begins to have second thoughts about his next victim, Alexia, his 422nd victim. Her beauty is mesmerizing and her spirit is captivating.
As much as he tries, Drebin cannot bring himself to destroy her, yet he must. He has a higher, more vicious power to answer to, after all...
About the author
Erika Lindsen was born June 12, 1987 in a small…

Presenting XOXOXO by Bethany Lopez

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I'm proud to present the cover for Bethany Lopez' new novel XOXOXO which is set for release March 2nd. Melissa has learned a lot since her freshman year began, but it isn’t over yet! Her world is about to change again with the birth of her new sibling, and she has to figure out how she will adjust to being the eldest of five kids. She, Jess, and Jimmy are inseparable, and she is having a fantastic time although she can’t help but miss Brian as she tries to learn how to deal with his relationship with Layla. Everything seems to be happening at once and that is when she is introduced to Ben Campbell, a senior at Dearborn High, who becomes an interesting distraction as he helps her deal with the new developments in her life.

You can purchase Ta Ta For Now!, Bethany's first novel, at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Ta-Now-Bethany-L-Lopez/dp/1463563388/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1