This week’s spotlight is one of my favorite indie authors, Melissa Pearl. I highly recommend Betwixt!
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” Continue reading
Today I present the cover reveal for Fellow YA Author Club/YA Indie Carnival alum Liz Long’s newest Adult Paranormal Thriller, Witch Hearts.
How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells? Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend. If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.
To learn more about Liz, visit her website: http://lizclong.com
A small smile spread across my face Thursday night as I sat in a sterile, white exam room in the hospital’s Urgent Care unit.
One might find it strange, certainly because of the place, but also because it had already been a very long week. Flu and pneumonia had wiped out half of my co-workers, leaving the rest of us to scurry about to get everything done while trying to suppress the coughing and other symptoms that we were starting to show. Exhausted every night, I would finally make my way home where the same struggles followed me. Where a sick hubby (which is 10x worse than sick kids, ask anyone) grumped around like a mighty bear; and where Niquil and a comfy bed tempted me from dishes which were starting to stack up in the sink.
But amidst all this I had to smile when my oldest son, having just been diagnosed with walking pneumonia looked up at the doctor with wide-eyes and asked, “Does this mean I can’t go see Jurassic Park 3D tomorrow?”
He’s my boy.
Be back next week with all new posts. In the meantime, check in with the YA Author Club at http://yaauthorclub.blogspot.com to get some great writing tips.
I’ve been reading a great novel called Vampires Rule. It’s about a boy who was turned into a vampire and by the bite of a werewolf turned back into human (maybe a little more than human). It’s also about a girl vampire hunter that could rival Buffy Continue reading
Good morning bookish friends. This week I’m posting on the road. I’ve spent the week on business in Kansas City, currently pulsing with excitement over March Madness and the new Wiz of Oz movie.
I have to admit that I feel a bit like Dorothy sometimes… timidly shuffling down the yellow brick road of book publishing. Sometimes I find a Tin Man like my friends Suzy Turner or Laura Elliott who have big hearts when it comes to helping their fellow indie writers. Sometimes it’s a lion like T.R. Graves who Continue reading
Rachel Coles, author of Pazuzu’s Girl, Into the Ruins, and Beyond The Veil, lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. She works in public health disaster preparedness. She enjoys researching mythology to incorporate into story-telling. Her family and friends share her enthusiasm for fantasy and science fiction, she is the proud mom of one of the youngest Trekkies in the state.
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Coles was already on board with the YA Indie Carnival when I joined. She has been a steady source of “geek mom” fun. Let’s get to know her a little better…
What is your all-time favorite book, and why?
I’m not sure I could pick a single one. One of my favorite series is Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series: Hyperion, Fall of Hyperion, Endymion, Rise of Endymion. I loved those books because they were complex, and when I put the last one down, it felt like my brain had changed after reading them. Mind-blowing. The series explored human evolution, not just physical, but religious and cultural, in the kind of time-span covered by Dune. It also explored artificial intelligence, in a different way than anything I’d read before. I also loved reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I always enjoy reading that because Discworld really Continue reading