My interview on Authors Interviews

Lovely Fiona Mcvie honoured me by asking me to be interviewed for her fabulous blog Authors Interviews. This is my first ever interview as an author and one of the few times I was the interviewee and not the interviewer! And I had great fun answering Fiona’s questions. If you haven’t checked her blog yet, please do so. Many amazing authors have been hosted sharing their experiences and their knowledge.

Well, here is my interview:

https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/here-is-my-interview-with-penny-brojacquie/

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#BookBast: ‘Unexpected Love’ by Casey Clipper

Today I have the pleasure to feature an extra-talented writer, International Amazon Best-Selling Author Casey Clipper! Her Amazon Best-Selling The Love Series delves into Ryan’s story and that’s how, Unexpected Love, her new book comes to life!

Ryan Millen. Notorious playboy. Forever a bachelor. Never one to settle. Loves his one-night-stands. Ryan has loved his single status without any desire to settle down into a permanent relationship.

Lynn is struggling to get by day-to-day. Thirty-two years old, she can’t find a job in a saturated market. She can no longer afford to pay the bills with her minimum wage job after her ex dumped her while she’d been in middle of nursing school.

unexpected-love-final-02Ryan’s world is turned upside down when one of his one-nighters throws a wrench into his perfect single life.

An opportunity crosses Lynn’s path that she’d never considered.

Will Ryan’s new world destroy him or can he accept it and move forward with a chance for a life he’d never planned, but if he embraces could open up his heart for an unexpected surprise. Can Lynn save Ryan from himself?

Sounds amazind, doesn’t it? I really can’t wait to read this book!

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BUT NOTE:

Not suitable for under 18 years of age due to sexual content and some violence.

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Casey-Clipper/e/B00C53FJ92/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Smashwords.com: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=casey+clipper

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casey-Clipper-Author/336540986441850

Website:  http://www.caseyclipper.com/www/index.html

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/cclipper2

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Author Casey Clipper

International Amazon Best-selling Author Casey Clipper lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s a known sports fanatic and chocolate lover (though that should be classified as more of an addiction). Like you, she loves to lose herself in a good romance novel and carries her Kindle with her everywhere. Casey is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, TRRW, the Authors Guild, ASMSG, Pennwriters, and IAN.

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#Review: ‘The Challenge – Circle of Conspiracy Book One’ by Cas Peace

When I started reading ‘The Challenge’ I was aware of any of Cas Peace’s previous work. And I am so sorry about that.

‘The Challenge – Circle of Conspiracy Book One’ is the fourth book in the triple trilogy Artesans of Albia fantasy series. And it is an amazing fantasy book!

It’s well written, well-paced, and full of twists of plot and the reader never gets bored. Cas Peace has done magnificent job creating a fantasy word, described in great details.

The characters reach out and grab your interest, once you start reading, you don’t want to put it down.

I loved Brynne Sullyan, the main female characters. She’s clever, she’s witty, she’s strong and fearless. What an A-female!

Now I know that my Christmas reads will be: the rest of Artesans Of Albia series books!

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Blurb:

Friend against friend, lover against lover, ally against ally. Conflict is coming …

Nine months have passed since Brynne Sullyan helped forge an alliance between the realms of Albia and Andaryon. A fragile peace reigns as both sides recover from the events of the previous year. Then mysterious raiders strike Andaryon villages. Attempts are made on the life of Albia’s High King. As Sullyan scrambles to find those responsible, unseen enemies threaten to pull apart everything she has worked for, including her marriage.

The alliance begins to crumble, and Sullyan finds herself caught between two monarchs: the king she’s sworn allegiance to, and the man she loves as a father. To betray either one would break her heart, but if conflict is inevitable, she must make a choice…

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Artesans of Albia Series Synopsis

On a foolhardy foray into a foreign realm, Taran Elijah is attacked by a terrible weapon known as the Staff. Killing its wielder, he escapes into Albia, inadvertently carrying the Staff.

Concerned by the vicious raids that follow Taran’s actions, Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces crosses into Andaryon to seek diplomatic resolution to the crisis. She is captured and tortured by Lord Rykan, aspirant to the Andaryon throne.

Slowly dying, Sullyan escapes his clutches. She offers her skills to the Hierarch in defense of his throne, finally confronting Rykan on the field of battle.

Her handsome Captain and lover, Robin Tamsen, embarks on a desperate quest to recover the Staff. But Rykan’s greedy General, Sonten, is two steps ahead of him. If Robin cannot lay hold of the weapon before Sonten does, Sullyan’s life and the lives of all Artesans are forfeit.
The race for the Staff has begun.

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About Cas Peace:

Cas Peace was born in Hampshire UK, in 1957, and has lived there most of her life. Her first career was as a horse-riding instructor, and horses remain very close to her heart. She then spent 13 years working for the British Civil Service before leaving the UK to live in Italy for three years, 1991-1994. She speaks passable but by no means perfect Italian, and loves to return to Italy whenever she can.

Cas’s other great loves are anything to do with animals, especially dogs and horses, (she supports many animal charities) and also singing.

Cas loves folk songs and along with her husband, who plays guitar, has performed in many a Southern England folk club. Sometimes they even asked her back! She writes folk songs to accompany her fantasy novels, and offers them as free downloads from her website.

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To Buy Link

The Challenge Amazon.com

ARTESANS Series Book Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ORbCO_wGI

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#BookBlast: ‘Blood prophesy of Queens’ Destiny’ by Barb Jones

Todays’ post is about two former child prodigies, two strangers and a prophesy. And Macedonian artefacts! You may not know but Macedonia is a vast area in Northern Greece, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

That’s why I wanted to know more about ‘Blood prophesy of Queens’ Destiny’ by Barb Jones.

This is the blurb:

“Amber Stone, once a child prodigy, has just become curator of a special collection of Macedonian artifacts for the Seattle Museum of Natural History. Chloe, a prodigy of a different sort, holds a position at the museum focusing on tribal art. The two become fast friends, united by Amber’s unsettling dreams and Chloe’s unorthodox ways of dealing with them. Two strangers arrive in town, bringing with them a prophecy recorded more than three-thousand years ago, a prophecy that places Amber directly in the midst of a battle that has spanned a millennia.”

If you want more, here is an excerpt:

“Flames surrounded her.  Amber floated among them, naked again.  She could smell the sweet and nauseating odor of burning flesh, but it was not her flesh.  She looked at herself, saw the flames surrounding her body, and still felt inexplicably cool.  Flames caressed her legs, licked at her back, and mingled with her hair, but she remained undamaged.  From beneath her she heard screams, loud and torturous, rising to a feverish pitch and then ending in gagging coughs.  As soon as one faded others began, and Amber tried but failed to look through the fire to see the people consumed by the flames.

From above, Amber heard more cries of pain, but these were different.  Howls and whines replaced human voices, reminding her of dogs squealing in pain. A new odor assaulted her, the deep smell of burning hair.  Finally, the yells, howls, and squeals came at once, a cacophony that grew in intensity and power until she shut her eyes, pulled her hands to her ears, and screamed herself.

The noise of Amber’s scream was unearthly; even as she opened her mouth it seemed to her that the voice came from elsewhere. She opened her eyes and put her hands down, but found her lips still parted and the hollow, overpowering eruption from within didn’t stop.  It grew in volume until she could no longer hear the cries of those dying in the flames.  She felt her throat growing strained from the effort and wondered why she hadn’t stopped screaming.  Finally, she placed one hand on her chin and one on the top of her head and pushed her mouth shut.

Silence—it fell like a blanket over Amber, smothering the flames beneath it.  She was still floating, but below her was an ocean of bodies.  Men, women, children, dogs—all charred beyond recognition.  Not dogs, wolves. Some were still locked in battle.  She saw a wolf, body still smoking from the flames, with its mouth still locked on the throat of a man burned so completely that his arm was only an ash covered skeleton.  There were at least a hundred dead people and twice that number of wolves.  The stench was overpowering, choking her, and tears flowed down her cheeks as she tried to breathe.

Suddenly the ground was clear and she sat on a bench watching small children playing on a jungle gym.  A little girl in a bright orange shirt and white Capri pants skipped along singing, “The hour, the hour, the hour, born without knowledge of power.” She watched a toddler at the top of the jungle gym climbing unsteadily.  He’s going to fall!  Amber tried to stand and found she could not.  She watched in horror as the little boy fell.  It was about a nine-foot drop, but the boy fell slowly, his overalls rippling with the wind, his dark brown hair flying up over his face.

Suddenly a wolf was there, and it caught the boy in its mouth.  Amber braced herself for the sound of teeth tearing into bone and flesh, but they were gone.  The jungle gym was gone.  The singing girl was gone, and Amber sat on the bench surrounded by a misty red fog.

“You’re the child of prophecy.” Amber stared.  The man from the park, the one with the sideburns, sat on the bench beside her and held out the little boy.  No, not a boy—it was a doll with a ceramic head.”


Having been born and raised in Hawaii, Barb Jones loved telling stories ever since she was a child about vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, and witches.  Barb was a little girl who loved scary stories, much to her mother’s dismay. The scarier – the better.  Hawaii was a perfect place for stories until she moved to Seattle.  Then she decided to turn a love for the supernatural into writing stories to see if others would love them as much as I do.  Currently, Barb Jones lives in Florida but since she’s a Seattle girl at heart, her stories take place in the Northwest.  She continues to write supernatural stories of vampires, werewolves, witches, and more while enjoying the beaches and sunshine.  She also loves to help others and give back to my community.
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Alyson Grauer ‘s Top 10 and ‘On the Isle of Sound and Wonder’

Author Alyson Grauer is on her Book Tour promoting her steampunk novel On the Isle of Sound and Wonder and today she’s making a stop on my blog with a fun Top 10. Enjoy!
 
Top 10 favorite things in general (in no particular order):
 
1. Perfumes and scented candles. I love things that smell good!
 
2. Tea. All tea. All the time. All kinds. Tea tea tea.
 
3. Nature. I love being outdoors, and I love animals.
 
4. Travel!!!! Go everywhere, see everything. Or only a few things. But just go. I don’t understand folks who don’t travel or who refuse to try it. I adore going new places.
 
5. Shakespeare.
 
6. Dialects. I love learning new ones and I love meeting people with specific dialect influences. It fascinates me. As does language in general. (See #4.)
 
7. Geek culture. I love comic books, movies, TV, collectibles, conventions. It sounds vague but I love being a nerd.
 
8. Cheese. Grilled cheese. Mac and cheese. Cheese curds. Cheese sticks. String cheese. Cheese dip. (I’m originally from Wisconsin. I refuse to apologize for this.)
 
9. Costuming and cosplay! Love an excuse to dress up and pretend to be cooler than I actually am. 🙂
 
10. Making art with people who like to make good art. Whether it’s theatre, painting, dance, music, literature or any other type or medium…I love when minds come together in a completely unique and magical way to tell stories.
All but alone, wild but resourceful, Mira dreams of life beyond the shores of her mystical island. Isolated by her father, a dark sorcerer bent on vengeance, she has only his servants, an air spirit and a misshapen cast-off, to share her company.
When Dante conjures a terrible storm to wash ashore his mortal enemies, Mira must choose between her loyalties to her father and what she knows is right.
Sail the skies and soar the seas surrounding this Isle of Sound and Wonder as Alyson Grauer masterfully retells William Shakespeare’s classic, The Tempest, bedecked in the trappings of Steampunk.

The Prophets’ Guild, The Alazne Series – Book Two by Kristen Reed

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Today I’m featuring a Fantasy Novel.

The Prophets’ Guild, The Alazne Series – Book Two by Kristen Reed (Cover Artist: Kristen Reed).

Here is what it is about:

“The year after molten sand becomes silver glass the following will come to pass: The fire shall give its life’s blood to water, and the wind will rise to claim Hesta’s daughter.”

When a member of The Prophets’ Guild is driven mad by his own divine vision, he travels to Hesta to deliver his final prophecy to the recently-crowned Fire Queen, Alazne, and that act changes the course of her life and the landscape of Faerie forever.

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/Fa5ZlBiyRuQ

Available at Amazon

The book sound amazing. Check out this Excerpt:

After meeting with my Lords’ Council over breakfast and consuming a light dinner, I sat in the throne room as I regularly did and listened to the plights of my people. For the rest of the afternoon, I handed out advice and presented solutions as needed to the men and women who came before me. When I revived the old Hestian tradition of opening the great hall to my subjects, I expected to resolve quarrels of great magnitude involving large quantities of money and property, but I quickly learned that some of my people were so obstinate that they were unable to solve even the smallest disputes locally. In the space of two and a half grueling hours, I laid three conflicts centered on betrothals to rest and resolved six disagreements that involved livestock and property. Once those men and women filed out of the great hall, my herald addressed the last remaining fey in attendance.

“Kneel before the throne and state your concerns to the queen,” he directed.

An elderly Hestian man with closely cropped, gray-peppered carmine hair stepped forward and knelt before my throne as he had been commanded. He made the sign of the star to honor the four gods and their fey children, touched his head to the ground, and placed his outstretched arms flat on the pulsating floor tiles. While the first motion was customary amongst my people, the more submissive gesticulation piqued my interest since most male subjects simply bowed or kneeled in my presence based on their rank and our familiarity. However, as much as I wanted to indulge my curiosity about the man’s unusual supplication, he spoke before I could address it.

“The year after molten sand becomes silver glass the following will come to pass: The fire shall give its life’s blood to water, and the wind will rise to claim Hesta’s daughter.”

I furrowed my brow and opened my mouth to respond, but before I could ask the meaning of the man’s strange proclamation, he abruptly rose into a kneeling position and pulled a dagger from his satchel. My ladies in waiting screamed and flames formed in my hands as two knights stepped forward to subdue him, but they did not move swiftly enough. The man plunged the gleaming blade into his abdomen and fell face-forward onto the floor, which burned more brightly as his blood left his body and spilled onto the endlessly rippling surface. The knights quickly rolled the suicidal man onto his back and checked for a heartbeat.

“He is dead, your majesty,” one of the knights announced, obviously shaken by the sudden suicide.

“Please find out who he is,” I ordered, closing my hands to snuff out the flames. “Then report your findings to me and notify his family that he is dead.”

“Yes, your majesty,” they acknowledged.

As the knights lifted the man’s body and began to carry him out of the room, something caught my eye.

“Wait!”

The armor-clad men halted and I strode over to them, careful not to step in the blood that soiled my usually immaculate floor. Once I reached the trio, I pulled the dead man’s knife from its fleshy sheath. As I suspected, a vaguely familiar animal had been etched onto the hilt of the blade. A trio of tiny sapphires served as the scintillating eyes of the blue phoenix while its shining silver beak was open as if it had been mid-shriek when the artisan carved its likeness into the weapon.

“Thank you. Now, you may go.”

Once the knights resumed their gruesome task, I turned to face my ladies and made eye contact with Sera, whose naturally bronzed features were nearly as pale as the ivory lace on her dress.

“Sera, please find Esti and Amaia and ask them to meet me in my library.”

“Yes, your majesty,” she acknowledged with a curtsy before leaving the throne room, struggling to keep her gaze from resting on the trail of fresh blood beside her as she fled.

While the man who had died moments before clearly had no desire to end my life, my intuition still told me that a considerable threat was nigh… and that the two women’s guidance would be invaluable if I wanted to protect myself and my subjects from the imminent danger that had just begun to reveal itself.

About the Kristen Reed:

Kristen Reed is an artist, musician, filmmaker, and writer from Dallas, Texas. Her first book from The Alazne Series, The Kings’ Council, was published in 2012, and the two subsequent books, The Prophets’ Guild and The Valley of Eternity, will be released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Kristen also served as the screenwriter, executive producer, and co-director for the feature-length film, The Dahl Dynasty, a modern re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas.

www.thealazneseries.com

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#BookBlast: True Forever by Gwendolyn Grace

Author Gwendolyn Grace released two months ago her debut novel True, a brilliantly crafted story about true feelings and the importance of second chances (you can read my review HERE).

Today Gwendolyn Grace’s celebrating the release of her new boo, Forever True (The Story of Us #1.5)

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That’s what it’s about:

Alex and Courtney’s love is true. It was a lesson they had to learn the hard way. Now with hearts mended they focus on the future but have they learned from the past? Do they have what it takes to stay each other’s true…forever?

Forever True, a novella, follows Alex and Courtney into their second chance at happily ever after.

**still contains hot sexual situations*

Add to your Goodreads TBR list:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23456180-forever-true?from_search=true

AND HERE’S AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT I have the honour to be hosting today:

**”Alexander, are you trying to avoid me?” She turned her seat in my direction and leaned back in her chair while she folded her arms to stare at me. I used to think she was the prettiest girl I’d ever seen. She had the softest chocolate brown hair and captivating grey eyes. She was like kryptonite to me as a horny teenage kid. She traded her long locks for shoulder length waves and today she was wearing a tailored cream suit jacket with matching skirt. All grown up and professional looking. No signs of the wild surfer girl with a drug problem.

“What makes you think that?” I cleared my throat as I stop my eyes from going to her long legs that were crossed in front of her.

What the fuck, Turner?

“Because I know you. You love that restaurant and never turn it down. We always go there when we are in Houston.”

“I just can’t, okay.  You know that Courtney and I have only just gotten back together, and she still doesn’t know that you work for me. I need to tell her. So until I disclose everything to her and see how she feels about it, I can’t hang out with you, Erica.”

“I don’t see what the big deal is. You and I have been over for years.”

“I realize that.”

“Besides, if I wanted you, I’d have you already.”

Before I could respond to her statement Paul Deal, the Pure Valley Aqua CEO, walked into the conference room to start the meeting. My thoughts were reeling from Erica’s statement.

If she wanted me, she could have me?

I knew that she actually believed that, and it was the precise reason I needed to come clean to my wife before all of this spun out of control.**

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True (The Story of US #1)

I never thought I’d risk my true… my everything, but one mistake can change lives. True love is undeniable… but is it forever?

Alex Turner was my true… my husband, the father of my children, the man of my dreams. But what happens when that isn’t enough anymore?

I knew something was different about Justin Rich. The way his eyes lingered a little longer on places they shouldn’t, his brazenness and suggestive double meanings excited me. I knew I was flirting with danger but I couldn’t seem to stop myself.

True love can make your heart soar. Secrets and lies can break it.
*includes hot sexual situations and the topic of infidelity*

Add to your Goodreads TBR list:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23146369-true

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-gwendolyn-grace/1120378397?ean=2940046285727&itm=1&usri=2940046285727

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About the Author:

When Gwendolyn Grace is not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. During the day she manages the office for a small maritime security company that fights pirates, just not the cool Johnny Depp kind. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember. True is her debut novel and hopefully the first of many to come.

Author Pages:

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