Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Rose Within



A story of passion, intrigue and mystery. Set in England in the 1920s, Jonathan Malcolm is drawn into the world of Winter Grange House encountering the love of his life, Selina Selwyn. But unbeknownst to him Selina is caught in a web of enigmas that only gradually unfold. Some say Winter Grange is an estate cursed with ghosts and supernatural happenings. Will Jonathan ultimately attain his love or will it end in despair 



Friday, December 30, 2016

Get In Now Time Is Running Out


2017 Authors Talk About It 
Book Award Contest

Authors get into the the 2017 ATAI Book Contest now and get some huge benefits

Anyone entering in December gets double the promotion on 3 different blogs

Plus the first 25 people that enter get a book specific Headtalker campaign run by Authors Talk About It specifically for their book

Plus you still could win the contest

All this for $35

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Best Way To Start Your Business in 2017



Yes the simple task of mediation can help your financial statements, the atmosphere of your business, employee relations and the list goes on and on.  However, many business just seem to ignore these facts.   This FREE Class on how to incorporate Mediation into your business might be the most valuable thing you have ever learned. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Finding Poppies - 4 Stars of Surprising Turns




A DEBUT THRILLER THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU AT EVERY TURN... Ellen Thompson is a regular gal. She's devoted to her life working at a museum surrounded by wondrous art. But after finding a murdered body and a mysterious clue, Ellen is flung into a frantic search for a stolen treasure. She must utilize all her fearless courage and intellect along with a natural physic sensitivity to avoid pitfalls, follow hidden signs and avoid becoming another victim. Along the way she meets up with handsome Detective James Russell who aids her in the hunt. Will they conquer the perils and solve the riddle?



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Facebook Group Posting For Authors



Facebook Groups are a great souse of connection for those wanting to spread their message.  However, you need to know some basics before you start posting away in a large amount of Facebook Group. 
In this class you will learn.
  • How to market in Facebook Groups
  • Stay out of Facebook Jail
  • Create a list of links to post in Facebook Groups
  • Create a list of messages to post in Facebook Groups
  • Rotate your Facebook Groups
  • Put your Facebook Group Posting Plan into Action
  • Share your Class Project (Maybe the easiest project you have ever done)
With all the information in this class you will be able to confidently post in a large amount of Facebook groups in a short amount of time. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Camping In High Heels - 5 Stars of Warm Love




Kate Palmer loves her job. Why wouldn’t she? As a travel blogger, she gets paid to take five-star vacations. Then one of her loyal readers asks her to travel “like the rest of us.” 
After dining, relaxing, and enjoying only the best of every city in the most luxurious fashion, Kate isn’t sure that she or her high heels can manage the camping life. Learning to drive and to set up a motor home was only the beginning. As she travels to New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico, Kate experiences a brand-new kind of adventure. Who knew that she’d ever tackle the campground bathhouse (bring Raid with you), tarantulas (unwelcome dinner guests), and bats (best observed while holding an umbrella)? 
But things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them. 
As Kate’s journey teaches her to appreciate the great outdoors, she also makes friendships along the way. And she just might have found love, too.



Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Holiday Book of The Year

2016 ATAI
HOLIDAY BOOK AWARD CONTEST WINNER




A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy. Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.






Authors Talk About It Review of Ornaments of Love

Sharlin Craig’s Ornaments of Love is a heartwarming children’s book about one family’s Christmas, illustrated by Helen Monwuba. Ayana is a young girl who is very excited about decorating the Christmas tree with her parents, but they seem to be too busy to help her. Disheartened, she is left to put the ornaments on the tree herself. Ayana then watches from afar over the next few weeks as her parents rush to do everything to prepare for Christmas, except spend time with her. Then, the family dog knocks the tree over and breaks all of their precious ornaments, leaving Ayana and her parents to piece together their fond memories and experience true Christmas joy together. 
Despite being a bit sad at first, Ornaments of Love is an adorable book for children. Sharlin Craig’s story is simple and straightforward, but still manages to tug on the heartstrings. It exhibits the importance of spending time with family around the holidays, and also includes some touching memories that any family or child could relate to. Helen Monwuba’s illustrations are very nice as well; they are simple and not overdone, but are still expressive and have a very classic look to them. Paired together, the story and illustrations are just delightful. 
Ornaments of Love is a great book to read together as a family, whether it is Christmastime or not. It is a charming little story with a great moral behind it, and may even inspire the readers and their families to take their own little strolls down memory lane together, too.
Originally critiqued by the Authors Talk About It team.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Run Away To The Keys - 5 Star Ocean Romance




When marine biologist Garrett Holmes first meets the boat captain on the vessel he has chartered for research, he’s skeptical of the abilities of the pretty, young woman.
Despite his initial misgivings, once Garrett gets to know Skylar Cartwright, it doesn’t take him long to fall for her. Even with her privileged background as the daughter of a wealthy Miami family, Skylar is spirited and independent—set on earning her own living chartering scuba and snorkeling tours with her boat.
With Garrett falling for Skylar—and Skylar returning his affection—it seems like the couple might just get to live happily ever after in paradise…until Garrett’s jealous assistant tries to break them up, and Skylar’s parents voice their disapproval.
As more and more roadblocks spring up in opposition to their relationship, Garrett and Skylar must decide if their fledging romance has what it takes to withstand the heat.
Vividly imagined and bursting with romantic tension, this delightful story provides hours of entertainment, making it a delectable beach novel.





Friday, December 23, 2016

Ornamental Graces - 4 Start of Holly Jolly




After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend.

Emily's the kind of girl he'd always dreamed of--sweet, smart, and sincere. But he's made a mess of his life and ruined his chances for earning the love and trust of a woman like her.

 Could Dan be the man Emily's been waiting for? How could he be when every time they get close he pulls away? And will he ever be free from his shady past and the ex-girlfriend who refuses to stay there?

An inspirational Christmas romance that spans every season.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

The 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest Is Open


2017 Authors Talk About It 
Book Award Contest

Authors get into the the 2017 ATAI Book Contest now and get some huge benefits

Anyone entering in December gets double the promotion on 3 different blogs

Plus the first 25 people that enter get a book specific Headtalker campaign run by Authors Talk About It specifically for their book

Plus you still could win the contest

All this for $35

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Gift For Authors



Get your favorite Author a Gift Certificate from
 Authors Talk About It!

It is the gift that keeps on giving!

Authors are regularly looking for different contests, but entry fees can add up.  So, give the author(s) in your life a gift certificate to enter.  They get a marketing boost and a chance to become an award winning author.

Gift certificates can be applied to any of ATAI’s contests or services.  However, we’ve set them up to easily help your favorite author submit one or two contest entries or apply a larger amount toward a beta read/critique or a 2017 Author Planner VIP Day.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Twelve Spirits of Christmas - 4 Star Holiday Paranormal Adventure




Two amazing men. A serial killer. A Christmas to remember.

Tessa Lamar is dreading her first Christmas without her beloved grandfather. They say the holiday season brings out the best and the worst in people. This year, it's brought out a serial killer, who chooses his victims based on the carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

As Tessa comes to terms with her life as a Nunnehi, the Cherokee equivalent to a fairy, she finds herself in cahoots with a ghost to stop the Christmas Killer before he strikes again. She must wrangle her magic, manage family responsibilities, juggle the men in her life, and discover the person she was meant to be, in order to save...

Seven Swans a Swimming - Eight Maids a Milking - Nine Ladies Dancing - Ten Lords a Leaping - Eleven Pipers Piping - Twelve Drummers Drumming.

Twelve Spirits of Christmas is the second of the Tessa Lamar Novels, Paranormal Romances with a Southern twist. If you like Southern humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you'll love this series. Be sure to check out Kindle Scout winner, The Spirit Tree, to read the beginning of Tessa's journey.



Monday, December 19, 2016

A Campy Christmas



A holiday novella. The Shoemakers and Ferraros plan to spend Christmas in Texas with Larry and Jane Ann’s brother and then take a camping trip through the Southwest. But those plans are stopped cold when they hit a rogue ice storm in Missouri and they end up snowbound in a campground. And that’s just the beginning. Includes recipes and winter camping tips



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Outside The Box Marketing For Authors



Marketing is one of authors' biggest struggles.  It is absolutely vital that your book stand out amongst the hundreds of thousands of other books being published every year.  This course will help you discover new ways to do that by sharing five outside-the-box ideas to kick-start your creative marketing plan.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Help Angel Can Be On The Way


Do you know someone that is going through a tough time?

We have all been there and it is not easy.  However, now you can send these people a Help Angel.

A Help Angel is a simple anonymous statement letting the person know they are loved.  Why do we send it anonymously?  Because these people know that love is all around them and that it will come into their life when they need it. 

So if you know someone that needs a hug from a Help Angel.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Run Away To The Keys - 5 Starfish Winner




When marine biologist Garrett Holmes first meets the boat captain on the vessel he has chartered for research, he’s skeptical of the abilities of the pretty, young woman.
Despite his initial misgivings, once Garrett gets to know Skylar Cartwright, it doesn’t take him long to fall for her. Even with her privileged background as the daughter of a wealthy Miami family, Skylar is spirited and independent—set on earning her own living chartering scuba and snorkeling tours with her boat.
With Garrett falling for Skylar—and Skylar returning his affection—it seems like the couple might just get to live happily ever after in paradise…until Garrett’s jealous assistant tries to break them up, and Skylar’s parents voice their disapproval.
As more and more roadblocks spring up in opposition to their relationship, Garrett and Skylar must decide if their fledging romance has what it takes to withstand the heat.
Vividly imagined and bursting with romantic tension, this delightful story provides hours of entertainment, making it a delectable beach novel.





Thursday, December 15, 2016

The New Teachers


Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex, Ph.D.

Skillshare is a wonderful platform for people to increase their knowledge on a wide range of topics.  Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex, Ph.D. are two of our favorite teachers.  They instruct a wide range of class from Business, Book Marketing, Relationships and Spiritual & Metaphysical Practices.  So click below and check out what they are offering and learn something new today. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Treasury of Bizarre Christmas Stories



This collection brings together a variety of bizarre Christmas stories never heard before. From creepy dark catacombs to a haunted winter wonderland, this treasury brings with it, a mystical side to Christmas and the birth of a legendary baby. Whether deep in a forest of India or back in time in Bethlehem, 'Treasury Of Bizarre Christmas Stories' brings to its readers the holy, the Almighty, the haunted, the obsessed, the innocent, the magical and the reason to celebrate.




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ornaments of Love - 4 Star Holiday Book Award




A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree. But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy. Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.



Monday, December 12, 2016

Twelve Days To Save Christmas



Magical Mary arrives in Berryfield with with two missions. The first is to bring Christmas back to the town, and the second is to help Esme, a Foundling and a child who does not speak, to achieve her destiny and save Christmas for the town. Mary has to enlist the help of the mysterious Jane and convince her of the role she needs to play to ensure Mary’s missions are fulfilled. The town Mayor has nothing but bad memories of Christmas and has kept the Christmas spirit from the town for so long that the people of Berryfield have forgotten what Christmas is all about. Can Mary and Imi the elf convince Jane to change the mind of the mean-minded Mayor, help the struggling family, and bring Christmas back to the town? Readers Favorite Five Star Review: Grange Solicitors has never decorated its office for Christmas - no tree, no lights, no trimmings. In fact, the entire town of Berryfield has banned Christmas. You see, the mayor of Berryfield is a non-believer, a miserable old Scrooge who doesn't believe in celebrating anything, let alone Christmas. So when Jane, who works at Grange Solicitors, and Mary, the cleaning lady, team up to decorate the office...s, the mayor notices too much happiness and sets about making everyone's life miserable. How? He bans pets of any kind from family homes. The town's inhabitants are unhappy and very angry, but not as much as Jane, who sets about making things right for not only the town, but also the miserable old mayor. You see, Jane is on a special mission, and Mary, who is a Finder, helps her. Their ultimate goal is to save Christmas and there's little time left to do so. Jane Finch's young people's story, Twelve Days to Save Christmas, is a wonderful fable, a charming story for young readers about Christmas and the power of love and faith. She takes on the classic theme of a Scrooge-type character and expounds on the true meaning of the season. Each character has its place in the story, its place in life itself, and they all blossom with the unveiling of the magic of Christmas. This is more than a tale of Christmas miracles; it's a story with the power to change and make things right in the world, starting with making Christmas right. Very well done!





Sunday, December 11, 2016

Mistletoe & Horseshoes



Her five year prison sentence was reduced to two years for good behavior for the killing of her boss and sometimes lover, Rance Girard. Jolene King had set out to rebuild her life, if that was possible.

Arriving in Trace Crossings during a blizzard, Jolene was just glad to have a place to hole up from the ferocious wind and snow...even if it was a stable.

Emmett Foster wasn’t sure about his visitor...but it was Christmas and he wasn’t about to let human or beast die out in this weather if he could help it.

Two lost souls seek to leave their past behind and find new beginnings…after all miracles do happen during Christmas...Don’t they?

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Stitches - 4 Stars and A Powerful Message




Jen Conrad always did things exactly as expected. Raised by an imperious mother and a superior court father, she found comfort in her marriage to a brilliant lawyer and became an admired woman for her hostessing and fundraising skills. When she is widowed, she has to shed her skin and learn to fight for herself, find financial resources to start a new venture, support her dying mother, and overcome a devastating event that occurred forty years ago. She has choices to make, choices that a year ago would have been unthinkable.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Truls and Trine - A Christmas Story 4 Star Children's Holiday Book




This story talks about the adventure of the two Trolls, Truls and Trine, and their human friend Jenny on Christmas eve.
Truls thought the idea of Santa Claus was ridiculous but what happens when Santa's Sleigh crashes and Truls and Trine has to help Santa deliver gifts?
This book is an excellent read for the season and it teaches children to always help others in need.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2017 Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest


2017 Authors Talk About It 
Book Award Contest

Authors get into the the 2017 ATAI Book Contest now and get some huge benefits

Anyone entering in December gets double the promotion on 3 different blogs

Plus the first 25 people that enter get a book specific Headtalker campaign run by Authors Talk About It specifically for their book

Plus you still could win the contest

All this for $35

s

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Learn Anything, Here!


Learning lasts a lifetime and in today's modern ear of technology that learning changes almost daily.  You need a platform that can keep up with the latest trends and innovations.  


With thousands of classes you can stay up to date on all the happenings in technology and many other areas of interest.  If you have a quest for learning Skillshare is your ticket to knowledge.  

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Hargrove House



What waits for her in the cellar?

As a child, Torrie Reynolds entered the haunted Hargrove House on a dare. Terrified by what she'd heard while inside Hargrove House, she avoided it since. 
Now fifteen years later, Will Dalton offers Torrie the job of refurbishing it, and she has no choice but to take the offer to keep her business afloat. 
As the house is restored and rooms come alive with character and color Torrie brings to them, her fear of the house fades. Hargrove House begins to even feel like home to her. With each finished renovation project, it is harder for Torrie to leave. It is even harder for her to leave the comfort of Will Dalton's arms. 
But she discovers there are things more terrifying than ghosts when she learns why Will is digging in the dark, frightening cellar...




Monday, December 5, 2016

Ponder This



Ponder This is full of the unexpected and sometimes unusual connections author Angie Mattson Stegall makes about life and business as she’s practicing “being still while moving.” 

It’s a personal collection of insights from her day-to-day life experiences, whether she’s driving to see clients, hiking for fun and exercise, or rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon on an epic adventure. 

Although much of this book focuses on the business reader, the ideas and concepts can easily be applied to a reader’s personal life, too.

As you read through the ponderings inside this book, the hope is you will begin paying attention to the small miracles, unexpected coincidences, and lessons life wants to share with you. 

In other words, this book should give you a lot to ponder, too.

Testimonials

"Keep guiding people out of their own way!" – Andrew Tucker

"Angie, I hate to admit this and I promise that I'm not stalking you - but I love your blogs! They're hilarious, inspiring and always ask the right questions at the end - the kind of questions we should already be asking ourselves." – Amy Wartham, Director of Corporate Training, UNC Charlotte



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Axel America and the U.S. Election Race



Is it 1776, or 1984? No, it’s 2016 - though Axel isn’t sure.

Axel single-handedly runs Truth Live, a patriotic freedom-loving news site with a cult following. His obsession with the New World Order tests his relationship with his family, and in election year, those bonds are about to snap.

Rump is a major shareholder of Faux News, a multi-billionaire and possible future President. His name is known in every city and he has the CIA on retainer. However, his corporate machinations are under threat from Axel , who soon discovers the dark forces he's been warning about are coming for him.

Set against the 2016 American election, this is the hilarious tale of a conspiracy theorist leading his family down the Illuminati rabbit hole, two children pushed to breaking point, and a corporate network versus a man of the people, stopping at nothing for total domination.



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Give The Authors In Your Life Some Love


Get your favorite Author a Gift Certificate from
 Authors Talk About It!

It is the gift that keeps on giving!

Authors are regularly looking for different contests, but entry fees can add up.  So, give the author(s) in your life a gift certificate to enter.  They get a marketing boost and a chance to become an award winning author.

Gift certificates can be applied to any of ATAI’s contests or services.  However, we’ve set them up to easily help your favorite author submit one or two contest entries or apply a larger amount toward a beta read/critique or a 2017 Author Planner VIP Day.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Heretic - Thrill Ride Worth 4 Stars




The smoke and dust settle, and the fires go out.

Alma leads a normal life; it’s what she’d always wanted. Blending in with others her age, she could be just a regular girl; phoning her friends, tormenting boys, not caring about the little things. A far cry from the girl that helped bring down the skyscraper of a mega-conglomerate, that wriggled out the world of the dead by the skin of her teeth and defy Algor Mortis.

Now it’s a different kind of problem. Her new school, rife with bullies, picking on her and her friends because they’re different. Intent on causing misery. But she won’t have it; they’re messing with the wrong girl. All this to worry about and still her powers won’t leave her alone, still the freak in her itching to get out, no matter how hard she tries to forget.
Those she defied haven’t forgotten the name Alma. She might have defeated them, vanished somehow with her companions from right under their noses, but they can’t forget. Won’t forget.

The smoke and dust have settled, and the fires may have gone out. But revenge was always a dish best served cold.