Tuesday, February 28, 2017

All You Need Is Love (And A Big Handbag)




When the most bookish, clumsy geek manages to bag the most handsome,
beautiful man on campus – the man that all the other girls would happily
have thrown their Kappa Kappa Delta sisters under the bus for – then it
can’t end well. But Maggie has beaten the odds and is ten years into her
marriage with Jack. However, the pages in the book of fairytales are
beginning to smolder and burn as she starts to question his fidelity.

Forced into action by her suspicions, and hindered by her over-sexed
mother and under-brained friend, Maggie embarks on a search for truth.
What she finds, however, is an adventure that throws her directly into
the claws of danger and will make her wish that infidelity was the only
thing she had to worry about.



Monday, February 27, 2017

Water



Cora Reed is haunted by the night her twin sister drowned. Seven years later, she’s still afraid of the water, and can barely keep herself from falling apart completely. The last thing that Cora wanted was to fall in love. But she couldn’t have prepared herself for Darrien Locke, the handsome swim instructor at Camp Crystal. Unbeknownst to Cora, they are already connected in unimaginable ways. Mysterious things begin to happen to her, plunging her into a whirlwind of danger and chaos. Only one thing remains steady…Darrien. But he’s not at all what he seems.

Darrien must help Cora discover who she really is, before a terrible power in the deep reaches her. To do that, Darrien must commit the ultimate betrayal. 

In a stunning reimagining of mermaid lore, Water is the perfect combination of suspense, mystery, humor, and romance. Its gripping tale of love and danger, combined with a terrifically detailed world below the waves, will have readers breathless and begging for more.




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Shemaron : A Beautiful Endeavor



Having a moderately successful business and two grown up children, Fiona thought her life was fairly settled. She was unprepared for the impact that her husbands purchase of an old fishing boat would have. Shemaron: A Beautiful Endeavour is the story of her growing involvement on a practical and historical level whilst dealing with the inevitable frustrations of renovating an old boat. The turbulent and intimate interaction between fishermen and the sea is often considered alongside personal observations made from the deck of the ring net boat Shemaron. Poetical prose and historical interludes are woven into accounts of voyages undertaken whilst she and her husband have enjoyed guardianship of this historical boat.



Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cosmic Chaos




This futuristic middle grade novel will take you on an exciting, time-traveling adventure from the moon to creation and everywhere in between!

Logan gasped. He needed to be in contact with the wrist remote when the program ended or ... I don't even know what will happen to me!

The Cosmic: Twelve-year-old Logan lives inside the Luna Biodome on the moon. Not only is the moon dust making him sick, it also sets him apart from the other kids. While Logan is inside his new robot's interactive program, his illness disappears and mysteries occur that he can't explain.

The Chaos: Logan meets an annoying yet undeletable program character named Amy. Their misadventures awaken him to a glitch-a secret that could return him to Earth to track down his missing mother. But only if Amy will cooperate before the moon's lockdown and before the robot destroys him.

This time-traveling science fiction story will grab young reader's attention ... from the garden of Eden to a futuristic moon colony, kids will be rooting for Logan and Amy to complete their mission!



Friday, February 24, 2017

No Pit So Deep




"5-Stars! Crisp, on-point, tantalizing, and very, very, entertaining." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite


Imagine you are a single mom walking into a theater alone on a rainy night, when three masked attackers attempt to abduct you. Imagine closing your eyes to say a desperate prayer, then opening them again to behold a stranger, a man with piercing blue eyes, a gray countenance and growly voice standing before you, raining fear upon your would-be abductors and disabling them with extreme prejudice. 

Then, imagine learning that your defender is Cody Musket, Houston Astros third baseman and a decorated US Marine who has shown up only because his game has been rained out that night. 

Brandi Barnes is a 24-year-old writer whose editorials against human traffickers have placed a price on her head. She falls in love, but soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him. 

What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Why does he never smile? She must learn the truth before it is too late. 

Cody tries to protect her from further assault, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved. 

An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Historical fiction containing real events. Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Homeport Journals - 2016 ATAI Book Award Winner



Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love. Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco. - William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series. A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance- for love and for art. -Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lose Your Fat, Not Your Mind



Losing weight can often be an uphill battle for most people. Are you frustrated with your lack of results? Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to drop those excess pounds?
After many years of working in the health and fitness industry, Adrian decided that there had to be certain principles that when followed, produced guaranteed weight loss and better health for anyone who followed them. Principles that were so simple to use and easy to implement, yet still produced remarkable results.
After years of research and testing, both on himself and his clients, Adrian finally discovered the 7 'secret' principles that must be followed in order to achieve the kind of body and level of health that most people long for. What's more is that this method of eating is not only enjoyable and easy to sustain, it can also be adapted to YOUR specific lifestyle! No more eating foods you hate and no more struggling with your weight! Finally, a plan that you can actually stick with and a way of eating that WILL produce the results you have always wanted, and quickly!

*Learn how to recognise which foods literally force your body to burn body fat
*Discover which superfoods you must include in your diet to fast track your results
*Learn how to use intermittent fasting as a powerful weight loss tool
*Learn how to switch on your fat-burning hormones
*Discover the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to lose weight
*Learn how to destroy your sugar cravings using a simple 4-step process
*Discover how you can finally gain control over the food you eat
*Learn how Adrian's proven 7-step method, which has helped hundreds of his clients, can also give you amazing results
*Find out which supplements can help you to lose weight and which ones are a total waste of your money
*Discover how you can activate your 'skinny gene'
*Have access to nutritious recipes that are easy to prepare and guaranteed to taste amazing
*Receive free 24/7 online support


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Spark (The Carolina ConnectionsSeries) (Volume 2)


The Spark (The Carolina Connections Series) (Volume 2)


*NEW STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY*

When your back is against the wall, can you change the person life's experiences have molded you to be? 

Fiona Pierce is many things to many people. Dutiful daughter to her loving parents, fiercely loyal friend to her very tolerant bestie, half-assed employee to her laundry list of bosses, and dedicated fashion goddess and spreader of good cheer to the world at large. But Fiona is hiding something behind her irresistible smile - something she's determined to keep to herself. 

Mark Beckett doesn't do complicated. Saddled with lingering baggage from his childhood, Mark sails through life one girl at a time - with frequent gym breaks in between. He likes his life just how it is and doesn't see any need to change his work hard/play hard attitude. 

When an unexpected blast from the past threatens to turn his family's life upside down, Mark finds help in the unlikeliest of places - specifically the pint-sized princess who has a knack for pushing his buttons.  

Can you overcome your fears and embrace the happiness you might just deserve?
And, perhaps more importantly, can you really fall in love with someone who is so damn insufferable? 

Find out in The Spark by Sylvie Stewart.  

The Spark is the second book in the "Carolina Connections" series from Sylvie Stewart. Each book can be read as a standalone with a HEA. 

This book contains adult language and sexual content inappropriate for readers under 18.



Monday, February 20, 2017

Finding Karma



What happens when the boy you love is bigger than life and you feel a little lost in his shadow? I’ve never had a problem not being in the limelight. In fact, I prefer it. But I get lost somewhere in the mix, realizing I’m not the one making the important decisions. Hitting the road with an unlikely partner, I begin to discover things about myself that make me start to question my intended path, meeting people who influence me to change my course in life, even if it means losing part of my future. Improbable friendships. Selfish decisions. Broken hearts. A love that never fades. This is what happens when I find me…when I find Karma. This is a stand-alone coming of age, contemporary romance about a young girl’s journey to find herself and all the stages in between. **Intended for mature readers – contains sexual situations and language**


Sunday, February 19, 2017

All She Ever Wanted : A Cedar Valley Novel & 5 Star Romance Novel


All She Ever Wanted: A Cedar Valley Novel




The last time she saw Jake was the day he broke her heart. She wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. 

Twenty-eight-year-old Leah Adams is content with her life. Living with her best friend in the big city and working as a receptionist at the doctor’s office, she doesn’t allow herself much time to think about falling in love and starting a family.

Until the night her ten-year high school reunion not only brings her to Levy’s, but face-to-face with Jake. Leah is faced with feelings she cannot ignore. She has to make a decision that is in her best interest – no matter who gets hurt.

She’ll have to decide if risking another heartbreak is worth it for all she’s ever wanted.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Freckled Venom - Skeletons




More excitement then a passel of skunks nesting under your bed...Juliette Douglas and the folks of White River, Wyoming are back to entertain you once again with her third installment in the Freckled Venom series: Freckled Venom Skeletons. Big Joe Kannon had a bone stuck in his craw and he was bound and determined to get even with that redheaded bounty hunter and her lawman husband. In cahoots with Del Rio, a human slave trafficker in Mexico, Kannon was on the hunt to deliver fresh new trinkets to Del Rio. Fourteen kids vanish from White River’s schoolhouse, including Hanah and Cotton Lovett. And the chase is on... Will a determined bunch of kids become more trouble then a pound of pennies for Kannon? Will Rawley and Lacy find the kids in time? Or will they be lost forever? Receiving high acclaim for her western novels, author Juliette Douglas invites you to pick up the others in the Freckled Venom Series: Freckled Venom Copperhead, and Freckled Venom Copperhead Strikes. Saddle Up...Let’s Ride!



Friday, February 17, 2017

Help Us Spread Happiness Notes



Happiness Notes are basically sharing love.

By creating simple yet powerful simple notes, we can change the world.  Create more love, more happiness and more smiles.  We are looking for an army of Happiness Notes people to hand out as many happiness notes as we can in our world.  

Let's brighten up as many peoples lives as we can.  Together we can create a world that is full more love

Peace and Love, 
Rob Alex, Ph.D. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Exciting Card Game!



5ive: Kings Court


We're almost ready to release 5ive to the tabletop game lovers at Kickstarter - but we need you to help us bring the court to life!  Thunderclap allows you to contribute your social influence by sending a one-time post. Just press the big red buttons to support 5ive: King's Court via Facebook and Twitter. It only takes 2 seconds, that's it! Thunderclap will automatically post a synchronized update around the world on your feed, along with other supporters, on March 1st (2017).


Tell me more about 5ive: King's Court
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5ive is a set-building game where players take turns attempting to foil the plans of their rivals by completing their own royal court. Players compete to complete a set of all 5ive card types by completing each of five actions.  Every action will impact another player, so strategy is critical.  A simple error in judgement could prevent you from completing your Court, allowing another player to take control and win the game!

In the King's Court, your role is to play actions that result in each of the members of your court (The King, Queen, Knight, Bishop and Rook) being in play. Each member of the court must complete a specific action before being added to the court, and multiples of any member can be added for security.


The game takes just a few minutes to learn, and a round takes from 10 to 20 minutes to play.




Origin Story
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The game mechanic was devised by Luke Wilkinson, and David Papp decided to help make it all a reality. The GameStax team had great fun playing the mechanics demo. We printed several sets of the single word cards and battled it out. Along the way - we found that likening our 5ivecards to a 'team' of some sort added to playability. Soon we were adding symbols and colors to ensure we had created the full set.

After a lot of searching we arrived at the King's Court. Using the home row of a Chess set for inspiration, the King, Queen, Knight, Bishop and Rook formed the core five - or 'the 5ive'.

We couldn't settle on just one theme for the first deck, so we hired a brilliant illustrator to devise artwork for all of the possible sets of 5 in the game. Zombies, Aliens, Cats, Elder Gods - you name it. And since each court is filled by one of the 5ive - your court will be different nearly every time you play!

Our upcoming Kickstarter edition features:

- A traditional Medieval Court
- Amazing Aliens
- Stunning Steampunk
- Cthulhu
- Atlanteans of the Undersea
- Werewolves
- Feline Shenanigans
- Dungeon Fantasy
- Robot Overlords
- Zombies
- and Superheroes!

GameStax has created successful Kickstarter projects before, with our Game Accessory UberStax - and we learned a GREAT deal from that experience. Production and Fulfillment are very different beasts, and we've taken that experience to heart for this project. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Passer



Eleanor Bouchard- a theater professor and acclaimed Shakespearean actress- desperately mourns the loss of her boyfriend, and on the anniversary of his death is summoned by a frightening apparition that propels her on a profound journey beyond anything she could imagine. As she begins to experience harrowing visions of a missing woman and unravels the mystery surrounding her disappearance, Eleanor discovers she possesses otherworldly powers that have been lying dormant within her, waiting for her to awaken.
While Eleanor struggles against her transformation, Daniel Archer, her former love, has troubles of his own. His wife has died tragically and now the famous actor, along with his precocious step-daughter, Amelia, finds sanctuary in Eleanor’s alluring home in River Mist, California.  
As their lives intertwine, Eleanor discovers a fateful connection to Daniel and Amelia, and begins to suspect that the haunting events that brought them together were quite possibly destined to be. 



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Congrats to our Romance Novel Contest Winner


Click Above to get your copy!


and the other Finalists were...







Congrats to the winner and the finalists, and also to all those that entered.  We received so many great book that we are going to keep sharing in the days to come.  


Echoes of Time



Betrayal, injustice and revenge echo down the years…

1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey.
All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake.
Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer-
but there’s a price to pay. . .

2010. Natalie Ogier returns to Guernsey to escape an abusive relationship – only to be plagued by odd happenings in her beautiful cottage on the site of a derelict and secluded farm. Disturbing dreams, disembodied voices and uncanny visions from the past. She becomes increasingly ill at ease as someone else’s past catches up with her own…
Her only immediate neighbour, Stuart, is the grandson of the original owners, Bill and Olive.

Thrown together in a bid to find out what really happened to Olive, can they each survive the repercussions of the past and move on? 

REVIEW

‘A powerful family drama packed full of mystery and intrigue. A stunningly good read.’ A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

For the last three days I have been thoroughly immersed in Echoes of Time, a family saga set in Guernsey. Let me begin by saying how gripping this story is. Not only is the plot packed full of twists and turns, but the setting – and the characters – are lovingly described. There is, I think, nothing better than a novel written by an author who knows how to balance setting, speech and plot.
So, what did I like? Well, the opening chapter, albeit very short, is a real ‘grabber’. I’m very fond of books which open with a ‘BANG!' and not with endless paragraphs of flowery prose. Well, trust me, this opens BIG, hooking the reader in…
I also very much enjoyed the pacing of this novel. The chapters were surprisingly short for this genre and there’s often a cliffhanger at the end of the chapters. So, although it is a family saga of sorts it is also very much a thriller and a mystery, and the style of writing reflects that.
So, would I recommend this book? Yes, absolutely. And who to? Well, pretty much anybody and everybody. If you enjoy a good thriller, this is for you. If you enjoy a complex family saga, this is for you. Or, if you simply love Guernsey, this is for you.
A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review www.thewsa.co.uk



Monday, February 13, 2017

Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences



THAT night...
 
SHE wore a flowing, form fitted white spaghetti strapped gown that cascaded in tumbled silken folds to her abdomen and revealed her breath in the soft rise of her alabaster breasts. Her eyes reflected an emerald depth with gold flecks that edged to hazel and were framed by neat, arched brows that narrowed to her temples where her heartbeat announced the rhythm of her life. Her only adornment was a starkly white gardenia nestled in the curves of her auburn curls. The heavy floral fragrance of the corsage announced her arrival as she glided elegantly to her aisle and settled, like a dove, into her center seat. She was alone...but not for long. 
 
Would she regret her indulgence?
 
HE was a towering, self-assured giant of a black man, chest broad and arms outstretched in opulent black leather. His dark mahogany eyes locked irresistibly onto her and declared his desire. The opera house erupted with his full bass-baritone harmony. His musical seduction began, and his hypnotic gaze was met by her eager response as she answered his desire with a blush. 
 
His hypnotic gaze met her heated blush with hunger.

THEY spent an insatiable night together in Room 457 of the Historic Whitcomb Hotel locked in a magnetic embrace riding moonbeams of passion and ribbons of desire. He took her to the edge, to a special volcanic place inside, somewhere she had never before been and never been since: fiery, impatient, burning, yearning. That magnetic connection fueled a love that wove them irretrievably together in ways that only the future would disclose--a future neither of them ever anticipated.
 
Would the only man she could turn to help, as the secrets of the past reveal her betrayal?




Sunday, February 12, 2017

When The Morning Comes



Samantha Patrick has a happy marriage, a handsome husband, successful daughter and a teenage grandson. She also has a secret. A secret that will change the lives of two families if it doesn't kill them first.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

In The Hands of the Unknown



When FBI-agent Miriam Goldblum sees the girl who has been eaten alive from the inside, she enters a dark world where nothing is sacred. It is a world where people can alter the reality to suit their own paranormal agenda, and Miriam soon finds herself tangled in a twisted web where nothing seems to be as it should be.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Faolan O'Conner's Drawing Dead

2016 AUTHORS TALK ABOUT IT 

HORROR NOVEL CONTEST 

WINNER




The average mobster dies as they live. Faolan O'Connor, however, finds new life after he dies.

Faolan O Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he s ever imagined. 
Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can t conquer a city alone. 
Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?