Once Upon A Twisted Time Is Released!!!!

Hello everyone! That’s right, the first anthology of Moon Rose Publishing is officially released today! Not only do you get to grab the book today, but there is also a great giveaway you can be part of! Take a look…

A collection of dark adult fairytales, these stories will turn your idea of what a fairytale should be on its head! From Steampunk to Fantasy, there is something for everyone in this fantastic collection of four novellas. The novellas are based upon The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast-see if you can work out which one is which! It is now available on the Moon Rose Publishing site, and from Amazon! Continue reading

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Eternal Island Is Released!!!

Hell my lovelies! Have I got a treat for you today-no trick! The fabulous K. S. Haigwood and Ella Medler have today released their newest book-Eternal Island! Let’s find out more about it before we all go and grab it-like now! 😀

A place where vampires rule, witches play, danger lurks and dreams really do come true.

Eternal Island is a paranormal suspense novel, deeply rooted into myth. Vampires and magic form a unique backdrop to a love story with long reaching consequences. Human girl Ariana Lochalan finds herself transported from the relative calm of her ‘Nowhere, Arkansas’ life into a diametrically opposite existence when she discovers she is a powerful witch and meant to wed High Vampire of Eternal Island, Abe Cambridge. Despite first-sight magnetism, the two protagonists are being pushed apart, obstacles tripping them at every step, outside forces interfering and threatening their peace, and ultimately their lives.

A world rich in magic and intrigue, Eternal Island is the first installment of a saga which has love at its core and delves through the mire that is human nature in a turmoil of feeling and emotion. Would courage, resilience and love be enough to bring together two soul mates?

How much would you sacrifice to save the one who owns your heart?

The cover image and all associated writings are copyright of K.S Haigwood and Ella Medler and may not be reproduced, copied, or used in any form without their express written permission.

And guess what! They even have an awesome release day party today, over at Facebook! Get yourself over there and take a look! 😀

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Here are the links to grab YOUR copy! You can pick it up here at Amazon UK and here at Amazon US!

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Blog Tour Stop For Reflections By Susan Griscom

Morning everyone! We’ve got a fantastic post to cheer up your Monday over here. Not only do we have the lovely Susan Griscom with us in celebration of her new release, Reflections, but we also have an interview with the lady herself, and a review of the book! So sit and enjoy 🙂

Regan Walsh was born Susan Marie Whittaker, in a small town in Pennsylvania. Under the name, Regan Walsh she writes the popular paranormal-urban fantasy, Whisper Cape, series and writes young adult and mainstream under her married name, Susan Griscom.
Her paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday she might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now she likes the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets her blood running hot.
She enjoys traveling. She hates running, but does it once in a while. Reading and writing are her favorite pastimes.
A quote from Susan:
I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn’t write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play–a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.

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Hello Susan, it’s a pleasure to have you here, welcome to my blog! Your novel, Reflections, sounds really interesting. Can you tell us more about it?

Reflections is book two in the Whisper Cape Series. A paranormal romance mixed with super-powerful humans and a heavy dose of love. I’ve heard parts are a little hot and steamy, but that’s all subjective. Reflections picks up right where Whisper Cape leaves off, but with Maia and Gerry’s story.

So what inspired this novel?

The first one, Whisper Cape. LOL. Actually, Whisper Cape was originally a stand-alone book, but after I completed it and several people read it, I was encouraged to continue with another book. Now, Reflections is number two and there is a third book, A Secret Fate, working in my head. There maybe a fourth book or a spin off with one of the characters. I’ll have to check with them to see what happens.

Ooh…lots to come then! So what books do you read? Do you read books in your genre, or books very different from it?

I read a variety of different genres, but mostly all romance, so I guess I read genres close to what I write or I write what I like to read, whichever way you want to look at it.

When did you realise you wanted to be a writer? Do you remember what inspired you?
Hmmm… Actually, I sold cell phones for years and when my husband and I sold the stores I didn’t know what to do, so I decided I wanted to write a book. I wrote Whisper Cape in three months, but then spent four years rewriting and editing it. I wrote the first twenty pages of Reflections shortly after I’d written WC, but then put it aside so I could concentrate on WC.

Why do you write in the genre you’ve chosen?

I have always had a tendency to lean toward the strange and bizarre. My first favorite book as a little girl was the Littlest Witch. Nine times out of ten, I will pick a paranormal/romance or science fiction/romance book or movie over any other fiction.

If your book was made into a film, who would play your main characters, and why?

This is another no brainer for me. Gerry Briden, in both Whisper Cape and Reflections would be played by Gerard Butler. After all, he was the inspiration for my Gerry. My other lead character, Cael would be played by Henry Cavill.

If you could be a character from one of your books for a day, who would you be and why?

This is actually very easy to answer. It would most definitely be Addison. It probably wouldn’t be too hard, since there are many things about her that are so much like me. She a bit quirky and so am I, plus she thinks like me and sometimes says the wrong thing at the wrong time. But most of all, it would be awesome to hang out with Cael, because he is gorgeous, sexy and very well hung um endo… (sorry, got carried away) with very dark hair and sapphire blue eyes that I’m positive would keep me mesmerized. Okay, I admit it. I have a crush on my leading man. *blushes*

Who wouldn’t!? 😉 If you were deserted on a desert island, what three items couldn’t you live without?

A book by Nora Roberts, my glasses, and a hair clip.

I love your choices! So where can we find your novels?

All my novels are on Amazon. I say that like I have so many. LOL Some are in both print and e-book format and my short story collections are in e-book only.

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

I have a young adult romance/destruction novel. It is called Allusive Aftershock if that could give you any indication. There is a major earthquake, triggering several other major earthquakes and all hell breaks loose as three teenagers struggle to survive and deal with all the aftershocks. They quickly discover that aftershocks come in many forms.

Here is the short blurb from Goodreads:

What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!
Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.
But, Max, her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know it—yet, hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except both boys are very reticent about the whole issue.
When Max leaves her stranded in his parents’ wine cellar with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.
But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?

You can find out more about Susan Griscom on Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and on her blog. Thank you for being here, Susan, any parting words?

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Miranda. I enjoyed all your questions. I hope everyone has a fantastic day.

And now for my review of Reflections!

Book Title: REFLECTIONS, A Whisper Cape Novel, Book 2
Series: Whisper Cape
Author: Susan Griscom, writing as Regan Walsh
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Romance
Publisher: Amber Glow Books

Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry’s baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia’s nightmare has only just begun…

A most sought after beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

Good Points

I loved how although this book carried on from the first one in the series (Whisper Cape), it allowed us to see a little more about other characters; focussing this time on Maia and Gerry. The writing was just as good as the first, and really made the world Susan Griscom has invented come to life. The beginning of the book jumped straight back into the mystery and magic as well, which I really liked. It didn’t drag on with a lot of backstory, but helped the reader to get straight into the story. The characters were well crafted and believable, and were very vibrant. You certainly wouldn’t forget them in a hurry! Everything is the story is carefully weaved together, drawing you closer and closer to the end, dropping little hints the whole way. It was full of twists and turns, but I never lost where I was going with the story. I really hope that there is another book soon on the horizon! Especially as it left me on the edge of my seat with the cliff-hanger ending that had me almost leaping from my seat and shouting “Nooo!”.

Bad Points

Nothing that I would call bad at all in this book. Maybe that I want more?? 🙂

Overall

This is a fantastic paranormal suspense book that does its job without the need for vampires and werewolves. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes that sort of fiction, but wants something different for once. Oh, and of course, reading the fabulous Whisper Cape beforehand as well! I really couldn’t put this book down, and it was a page-turner in the true sense of the word.

I give this novel….5/5 Stars! 

Don’t forget to go and check out the next stops on the tour after me, linked to here!

October 30 – http://beaconstreetbooks.com/ – Review/showcase
October 31 – http://rbtlreviews.com – Guest Post/Review/Giveaway
November 1- http://foreverbklover.blogspot.com/Review/showcase/excerpt/Giveaway

Review and Interview for Under The Desert Moon

Good morning folks! Well we have a new stop in here today, for Under The Desert Moon, by Emma Meade, with a review and interview! So sit back, grab your coffee, and enjoy the post! 😉

Emma Meade lives in rainy Ireland. She loves vampires, slayers, witches, ghosts, aliens & shadow men (or at least the youngest of the Shadow Men), and regular people who live extraordinary lives (think Slayerettes and you’re on the right track). Books, DVDS & TV show boxsets take up lots of space in her home, and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on. Writing supernatural short stories and watching marathon re-runs of Buffy are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.

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Hello Emma, it’s a great pleasure to have you here, welcome to my blog!
Hi Miranda, thanks a million for having me here today.
Your newest novel, Under the Desert Moon, sounds really interesting. Can you tell us more about it?
I’d love to. Erin Harris is a typical small town girl, dreaming of the day she finishes high school and can make her own way in the world, far away from the people she has grown up with and the little town of Copperfield, Arizona. Out of the blue, a movie crew arrives to shoot a vampire film, and Erin gets a job on set as a photographer. She finds herself drawn to the drop dead gorgeous, lead actor, James Linkin and sparks fly between them. But James is no ordinary guy. He’s hiding something, and Erin is determined to discover his secret.

So what inspired this novel?
I’ve always loved YA, supernatural novels, especially stories featuring a human/non-human romance, so I just had to go and write my own book. Like Erin, I spent many of my teen years daydreaming out windows, imagining myself in a different place and longing for the freedom that comes once you leave secondary school. Erin is a strong character and I wanted to write about an independent girl readers could relate to, one who understands that it’s great to fall in love and experience a relationship, but also wisely knows not to hang all your hopes and dreams on one man, especially at the tender age of seventeen.

What books do you read? Do you read books in your genre, or books very different from it?
I read across many genres but I am always drawn to novels with a supernatural slant and review them frequently on my blog: Emma’s Ramblings on Supernatural Fiction. Reality can be a tad boring at times, so what better way to escape the monotony of daily life than by spending time in an exciting world of urban fantasy filled with magical creatures of the night. I’m telling everyone to look out for an amazing author, L.H. Cosway who wrote Tegan’s Blood and Tegan’s Return. Her vampire novels are some of the best I’ve read in years. I see big things happening for this woman.

If your book was made into a film, who would play your main characters, and why?
What a dream come true that would be. For Erin, I imagine a younger Amber Tamblyn, the way she was in her Joan of Arcadia days. Amber has a down-to-earth, no nonsense air about her. Erin is quite an ordinary girl, but she has spirit and an inner strength, and I think Amber could portray her well. For James, it’s a tough one. I’ve said before that I’d like to see Will Estes from Blue Bloods try his hand at playing a bad boy, but I’d really like an unknown to take on the role of James.
What advice would you give to others who wanted to become indie authors?
Enjoy the experience, but do your homework. Research self-publishing before you hit the publish button. Buy a book like Catherine Ryan Howard’s Self-Printed and follow her instructions. Before you even think of publishing, make sure you have written a good book. Edit as much as you can, send it to beta readers who do not know you and can therefore give you an honest critique, edit it again, and hire a professional editor. Find a cover designer to create the artwork, then it’s time to tackle the formatting of your book for ebook and paperback and decide what distribution company you’re going to go with: Lulu, Amazon, Smashwords etc. Take your time. I know sometimes us writers are simply itching to put our book out there, but do your novel justice, and get it right.
What is the best part of publishing yourself?
If you could be a character from one of your books for a day, who would you be and why?
I’d be Alex from Night Sighs and Night Whispers. She’s a smart, independent vampire with a rock star for a boyfriend and she gets to travel wherever she pleases. Life is good for Alex, filled with adventures and a sizzling romance. To walk in her shoes for twenty fours would be a thrill.

Where can we find your novels?
Well, Under the Desert Moon is my first novel to make it into print, and you can find it in all the usual online bookstores. I have one other book, a collection of short stories, Night Sighs that is also available online. Though it should be noted that Night Sighs is for adult eyes only.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I’m working on two novels at the moment. One is a follow up to Night Sighs called Night Whispers and the other is a tale of love, witches and small town life.
You can find out more about Emma Meade on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. Thank you for being here, Emma, any parting words?
Thanks for being a lovely host, Miranda. I’ll have to stop by again for another chat and a cup of tea. 

17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever.
Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?
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Good Points

I loved how this book, first of all, drew me in from the first page with its fantastic descriptions. The author has a very unique voice, and this comes across. Her storyline was also unique, and very different from the large majority of vampire novels that are currently published. I also liked that her vampires were not quite the modern type floating around pages now, but they lent something of the old vampires to themselves. The dialogue was well written out and evenly-paced, drawing the reader in just little bit by little bit, until you were eager for more in the next chapter. I also loved that the romance between the two main characters was not insta-love, or perfect in any way. It had its problems, and this made it a little more realistic.

Bad Points

While the dialogue was good, I would have liked to have seen a little of it cut down in places. And there was a lot of being told what was there, rather than shown. It would have been nice to have been given those few pointers in showing, and leave my imagination to do the rest, but this wasn’t hugely noticable.

Overall

This was a fantastic read, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a new vampire novel where the relationship is just a tad more believable, and the vampire is likewise. I thought this was a great read, and I would definitely pick it up again, and pour through its pages.

I give this book……4/5 Stars!

FREE eBook Promotion October 2-October 4 Plus Win An Autographed Copy Of Accountable To None By Ashley Fontainne

In celebration of re-releasing Accountable To None with a brand new cover and interior design, Ashley Fontainne is running a FREE eBook promo October 2 through October 4. Plus enter her contest to win an autographed copy of Accountable To None. Enter the contest by clicking HERE!

Click the cover image below to download the FREE eBook from Amazon or click HERE!

Introducing the new cover for Accountable To None…

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Synopsis:
What if the unspeakable happened to you? Would you fantasize about seeking personal vengeance? How far would you go…and how much would you sacrifice to hold those responsible that believe they are accountable to none?
Welcome to the prestigious accounting firm of Winscott & Associates. Welcome to Audra Tanner’s personal hell. She had heard the rumors about her employer. The whispered secrets. But she had thrown herself into work to escape the pain of her miscarriage and demise of her marriage. Idealistic, she thought if she worked hard she would be rewarded. She thought wrong.
Savagely initiated into the brutal underbelly of the firm, Audra learns too late that the rumors are true. Now after five years of careful plotting, Audra is ready to push the wheels of justice in motion. Her goal of retribution has turned into an obsession and she will stop at nothing until everyone responsible pays. Will revenge set her free or is Audra’s quest for personal justice only beginning?
What People Are Saying About Accountable To None…
…I truly enjoyed it and recommend it to all who enjoy a fast, intriguing and entertaining story with a little mystery thrown in for good measure.” – Midwest Book Reviews Senior Reviewer and author Joan A. Adamak
…you are grabbed hook, line and sinker into the story as the book becomes an almost compulsive read.” – Charlotte Foreman, reviewer for BestChickLit.com
“… this is now one of my favorite books of all time… even after you finish, it doesn’t let go. It stays with you.” – author Lindsay Anne Kendal
…I’m exhausted. I could not put this book down. It gripped me from the very beginning and the intensity level just kept building and building…an AMAZING READ!” – author Sandy L. Wolters


Thank you for joining us today, Ashley! We’re excited to have you here with us. Let’s talk about you and the re-release of your novel Accountable to None. 
Accountable To None has a brand new look. What made you decide to update this already bestselling novel and who designed it for you?

The publishing world was, and still is at times, completely foreign to me. I sort of stumbled in, blind to all the subtle nuances and intricacies that it entails. Branding, tagging, click this, click that and all the sites to promote your work and how to promote it overwhelmed me (and still does at times). This is the bane of being an Indie writer because everything falls upon your shoulders.
I liken the change to trading in an older Corvette for a newer model. The design is sleeker, the paint shinier and the new car smell stronger but underneath it all, the same vibrant engine still roars. Although I loved the previous cover design, once I was introduced to the fabulous team at Blue Harvest Creative, I knew it was time for some new exterior ‘paint’ and a luxurious interior.
Who is your favorite character in Accountable To None and why?

Although she is a minor character in the story, it is Mrs. Milligan. She is an elderly woman Audra meets during the course of the story and is drawn to her kind heart and gentle soul. Mrs. Milligan has suffered tremendous heartache and pain for over three decades that no parent should ever have to endure. She learned to let go, forgive and accept the tragedies in her life with grace and dignity, and attempts to pass her hard earned life lessons on to Audra.
Where did you get the inspiration to write Accountable To None?

My muse for penning this series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. The revenge on all those who hurt and betrayed Edmond Dantes and the incredible rollercoaster ride his journey takes you on intrigued me. My love for this book is what sparked my desire to write Accountable to None. With a modern setting to the tale, I wanted to delve into just what lengths a person is willing to go to as they attempt to seek justice on their own for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answers that question: far and wide.
Is there a favorite scene in Accountable To None that you’d like to share?

Yes, this scene took me quite a while to write because I couldn’t see through the tears. It was very emotional for me.
As they walked about midway through the field, Mrs. Milligan stopped by the large dogwood tree that stood proudly alone, its twisted branches seemingly reaching out to them. Mrs. Milligan closed her eyes and whispered something to the sky, too faint for Audra to make out, then kissed the top of the urn, handing it to Audra.
“Had it not been for you, my baby girl’s killer would never have been brought to justice. For that, we both will eternally be grateful to you. My daughter has been gone for over 30 years, but you, my dear, still remain a part of this world. My prayer for you is that as you scatter her ashes here in this place of rest, that you release your anger and pain along with them into the wind and begin your life anew, free of the sorrow that has ensnared your soul. Gina’s killer had the power over her life and he snatched it from her; don’t give him the same power over yours.”
Accountable To None is the first book in your trilogy. What can we expect in the second book Zero Balance?

Zero Balance begins nine months after the first book. One major change is that I switched from third person to first person in the narration, but also added each character narrating in first person. The book is fast paced and full of twists and turns, and I wanted the reader to feel like they were inside the mind of each character.
Audra is working on rebuilding her life and learning to cope with her numerous issues held over from Accountable to None. Unfortunately, she soon finds out that revenge is a cycle that never ends, and each round becomes deadlier than the first.
When will the final book Adjusting Journal Entries be available and what will that story tell us?

The book is finished and in the hands of my incredible editor. We are shooting for a release in October 2012. Audra finds out, as well as other characters in the story, that when you unleash anger and rage toward others, you will reap the same in return.
Your titles are all unique and interesting. How did you come up with them for the series?

Thank you for the compliment! There are numerous novels that use the backdrop of a law firm for the corporate setting and lawyers are often portrayed as greedy snakes. I wanted this series to be different, so I opted to set the action in an accounting firm. What better backdrop to showcase the greed and love for money better than an organization that’s sole purpose is to find ways to make more?
When I finished the opening prologue in the last sentence reads: “She wasn’t quite sure yet how she would do it, but she would change every single one of them from being accountable to none to accountable to all.”
And I knew that would be my title because the majority of the central characters in the series felt like they were above the law and free to continue in their debauchery.
Several times in the story, Audra refers to her rapist, as well as the other partners, as snakes. And since she has spent the previous five years gathering information to take them all down and hold them accountable for their actions, the series title was born.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I had a lot of fun and I hope everyone enjoys the free eBook and enters the contest.
Be sure to check out Accountable to None and make sure to stop by and say hello to the lovely and talented Ashley Fontainne.

 

About Ashley Fontainne


International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.
Her muse for penning this series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. The revenge on all those who hurt and betrayed Edmond Dantes and the incredible rollercoaster ride his journey takes you on intrigued her. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy Eviscerating the Snake. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into the lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance, focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries, the third in the series, answers that question: far and wide.
Born and raised in California, Ashley now calls Arkansas home with her husband and four children. She also enjoys writing poetry and short stories and recently published Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman: A Collection of Short Stories and Poetry on Life, Love, Loss and Longing, which is available on Amazon. Ashley is also a supporter of the Joyful Heart Foundation that assists victims of violent crime seeking help and healing, and donates 10% of all yearly book sales to the cause.

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