Let’s do this

Lilo AbernathyAuthor friend Lilo Abernathy reports that Amazon just selected her urban fantasy/paranormal romance, The Light Who Shines, for a Kindle Daily Deal on Thursday, November 20th.

Lilo says, “This is big deal. I equate it to winning the lottery,” and would like to use this to propel her book to the #1 position. I know how she feels because my own novel, The Lost King, has ranked in the Kindle Top 100 Paid Sales. So let’s help Lilo’s book shoot to the top of the charts.  Here’s what you need to know:

The Light Who Shines

When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it’s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.

Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow. Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated. If that isn’t enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing. However, it’s Blue’s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her sexy Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.

While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own. Who will find whom first?

Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.

The Light Who Shines will be on sale today for $1.99. So grab a copy while it’s hot. And keep up with Lilo on

and on her Web site and blog.

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Warm up with an #InfernoBlast

So, early winter storms and cold fronts got you chilly? How about a lil’ something to warm you up, like an Inferno?

Passions so intense they’re almost too hot to handle.
Publication Date: November 17, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance

Devour Me: Taryn Cummings could not believe she was accepted into the prestigious International Institute of Culinary Arts culinary institute she dreamed of studying at in beautiful Paris, France. It was a far cry from her unglamorous life back home in New York where she helped her mother run their small family-owned restaurant called Sam’s. The Institute churned out the top chefs in the world, including the wildly sexy and eccentric Master Chef, Errol King, whose celebrity personality was larger than life.   She wanted excitement in a city of romance and thrills, but arrived to find her apartment barely livable and herself in need of a suitable place to stay. A chance meeting at the Institute brings her face-to-face with her new roommate…the devilishly charming Errol King, who would be guest teaching her class this term.   The attraction is as hot as the fire they cook with, and while Errol King, the notorious bad boy chef with an attitude, can get anyone he wanted into his bed, he wanted this woman more than anything. Something about her sweet innocence and sad eyes reach into his harden heart, but is it enough for him to forget his past?
Belong to You: My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.
After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?



Tattooed Dots: Easton Crawford put his modeling career and good looks before his marriage until it was over. Years later, he is finally learning how to be the father his daughter needed him to be. He’s not looking for a new mom for his daughter—just nightly casual hook-ups. When his best friend, Avery, convinces him that a good way to meet a lot of single women is to go on a singles cruise, Easton finds more than just a hook-up when he meets a fellow cruiser, Brooke.
Brooke Bradley has taken care of her younger sister, Bailee, for most of their lives. While their mother was enjoying not being a mother, Brooke became the adult in the household at thirteen. She had always taken care of the people in her life, especially her boyfriend, Jared. If it wasn’t for Brooke, Jared wouldn’t know how to function throughout the day.
When Brooke’s best friend, Nicole, gives her a gift of going on a cruise without telling her that it’s a singles cruise, will Brooke find someone willing to be her constant and finally leave Jared?
Brooke and Easton learn that people are brought into their lives for many reasons. Over time, they find out what those reasons are. Some are to be a temporary acquaintance while others are there for life.
Chase: A struggling actress finds herself in over her head when she takes a job as an escort and finds her first client is a sexy, dominating presidential candidate.



3:AM Kisses: Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He keeps himself busy with the important things, loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
Adam’s Apple: Adam Kingsley reigns as the prince of Manhattan. His looks and money let him get away with all types of sins. It’s been an intoxicating ride until he meets Kathryn Delcour, an alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes.   Adam finds this complex woman too tempting to resist and will stop at nothing to have her, yet she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. But will she be strong enough to hold the charismatic Adam Kingsley at bay?   The passionate lure of ancient sexual practices and a former business partner wanting to inflict a deadly revenge set the scene for an erotic love story. All told in Adam’s point of view.
Fixed on You: A bartender with obsessive tendencies and a billionaire built on dominance come together in a steamy story that explores the line between head games and love-cures-all.


Consequences: Every action has consequences.
Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.
Learn the rules to survive.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he’s a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you’re told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.
Captivate the captor.
To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?
Seduction & Temptation: Daughter of a very powerful drug lord, Lola Anders life has always been dangerous and full of dark secrets. It’s something that’s always bothered her, but even more so after her mother dies. Lola thinks there’s more to her mother’s death than what she’s been told; that one of her father’s many enemies might have had something to do with it. And when a secret is revealed about her mother, Lola decides it’s time to leave the dangerous life she’s grown up in and get some answers.
But before Lola can get too far, she’s kidnapped by Frankie Catherlson, one of her father’s enemies, and given a choice—commit murder or let her father die. Worse, Layton Everett is the guy chosen to make sure she goes through with the hit.
Lola has known Layton since they were kids, but their friendship was ruined when he went to work for Frankie without so much as an explanation. Lola thinks Layton is just keeping an eye on her to make sure she goes through with the murder, but when it all comes down to it, Layton just might be on her side.
Allure: Tattoo artist by day, exotic dancer by night, 22 year old Six has been fighting his attraction for the girl of his dreams. Why? She’s the high society daughter of the Mayor. Oh, and she’s only 17. But what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…right?
Not likely.

Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of Amazon.com as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon’s top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a CBS TV News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.

Kailin Gow uses her author platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young adult and women. She has appeared on national radio as a regular guest on topics such as body image, self-esteem, dating and sexual relationships, bullying, and more; often brought up in her fiction books for young adults and women.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology

An ALA YALSA Reader’s Choice Nominated Author for her YA series, the Bitter Frost Series, in 2011, she was also a speaker at BEA in 2014, and multi-author signing event organizer for the popular Rockin’ Events. Two of her book series is in development as a video games, including the Bitter Frost Series and PULSE Vampire Series.

Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 150 books with over 27 series in multiple genres.

From visiting Romania, she was asked to write stories about vampires; visiting the Black Forest in Germany and seeing the castles of Europe inspired her to write fantasy; visiting Asia’s mystical mountains inspired her to write action adventure and mythological dystopians. From her experience in college as a peer counselor and her volunteer work with women’s shelters, she was inspired to write contemporary romance with social issues for women, new adults, young adults, and teens. Having faced adversity, including battling stereotypes and bullying, Kailin Gow has become a well-known speaker and figure in media against bullying.

Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written The Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying which won the Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) in 2014 for Young Adult Non-fiction.

She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations. She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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Kimberly Knight lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks kick butt, crushing candy on Candy Crush, playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online poker. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like…watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading – sometimes both.

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Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she’s not writing, she’s reading.

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Raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Liv now resides in Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. After relocating eleven times during his corporate career, she qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she’s planted, Liv brings her moving and life experiences to her writing.

Liv received a degree in communication from the University of Maryland. She has published her debut series, Touch of Tantra, and the Love in the City romance boxed collection set.
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Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!INSIDIOUS is Aleatha’s seventh novel. It is her first time to delve into the world of erotic thrillers. The Consequences Series, her first series has been categorized as psychological thriller and dark romance. With INSIDIOUS, Aleatha took the twists and turns of CONSEQUENCES and turned up the heat.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author that lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Weatherford resides in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona, where she lives with her family. When she’s not out supporting her children at multiple sporting/music events, she continues to love writing and reading.
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In the author spotlight

The Dabbler by Dianna GunnI am delighted to be in the spotlight today on Dianna Gunn’s blog, The Dabbler.

There’s a wealth of information, support, tips and tricks here for writers, especially during #NaNoWriMo aka National Novel Writing Month.

Check it out. You might also learn something new about yours truly, who incidentally is now about 40% of the way into my NaNoWriMo 2014 project,  The Redoubt, Book 4 of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series.

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Thank you, dear readers

The Lost King by Devorah Fox Top 100 Kindle Paid SalesI’m glowing and crowing. The Lost King, Book 1 of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam high fantasy series, is ranking in the Kindle Top 100 Paid Sales, at #61.

This is wonderful encouragement as I work on Book 4 (working title, The Redoubt) for National Novel Writing Month. I’m making great progress on it, too. I should have 10,000 words by the end of today. That’s one-fifth of the way toward the goal of 50,000 words by Nov. 30.

Your enjoyment is my motivation. Thank you so much.

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The Swamps of Jersey

Tomorrow, Nov. 1, is an awesomely big day. It’s the beginning of National Novel Writing month and I’ll be time-traveling to the Middle Ages to start The Redoubt, Book 4 of my high fantasy series The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam.

The Swamps of Jersey by Michael Stephen DaigleI am totally jazzed but I’m excited also because it’s the launch of The Swamps of Jersey by Michael Stephen Daigle.

I had a chance to read Swamps in advance and I am so glad that now you’ll have a chance to enjoy it also. Folks, when this book becomes a best seller you can say you heard about it here first. But why don’t I let the author himself tell you more? Without further delay, I introduce Michael Stephen Daigle.


Michael Stephen DaigleGuest Post By Michael Stephen Daigle

My friend Devorah Fox offered me the chance to talk about my novel, The Swamps of Jersey.

I hope you have also read Dee’s fabulous trilogy about the adventures of King Bewilliam, and her fun mystery, “Naked Came the Sharks.”

So, about The Swamps of Jersey:

It was a dark and stormy night.

No, really, it was — and an early morning telephone call yanks Ironton, N.J. police Detective Frank Nagler from the bit of sleep he found in an office chair.

The call sent him into a tropical storm and out to the Old Iron Bog where a body of a headless, handless woman has been found. It is the event which kicks off a long series of actions that tell the tale of Ironton, N.J. and Nagler.

Wrapped in the shell of a police procedural The Swamps of Jersey is a tale of human nature: love, trust, deceit, crime, politics, social change and redemption, and captures the spirit of recent events that have affected the United States over the past few years, all boiled down to the desperate streets of Ironton,  a distressed industrial city where the deserted factories and empty stores reflect the decades-long decline.

The story opens at the end of a weeklong tropical storm that wrecked the city, leaving a scene of flooded streets, collapsed homes, trees and power lines, and shelters filled with displaced residents.

The mayor, Gabriel Richman, scion of one of the city’s leading political families, cannot seem to find the combination of actions that brings economic life back to his city.

Meanwhile, an investigation into a series of letters that claim to show that city funds are being stolen intensifies as information found on computers being replaced in an upgrade, and others damaged in the floods point to a surprise suspect: Nagler’s old girlfriend who disappeared. An old factory suspiciously burns down,  and the murder case brings up concerns that Charlie Adams, the city’s famous serial killer, who Nagler helped jail twenty years before, and who is still in jail, may have fostered a copycat killer.

Nagler’s enduring memory is of his late wife, Martha.  They were childhood sweethearts but she died in her early twenties.  After her death, he withdraws emotionally, hiding, he admits, in his police work.

The story is as much about Nagler’s internal debate, and the debilitating impact of economic failure coupled with political corruption as it is about the crime solving.


Mike says that  “Swamps” is the first story in a planned series of three Frank Nagler stories which I am glad to hear because I want more Nagle adventures. The Swamps of Jersey will be released  Nov. 1 by Imzadi Publishing, and is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with other formats to follow. For information  on availability, visit www.imzadipublishing.com  or www.michaelstephendaigle.com/

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Trick or treat

Just in time for Halloween, here’s a little short story that I wrote about an emergency run to the hardware store. Or is it?

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Fun with words

Believe it or not, writing is hard work.

Tipsy LitBut there’s no reason it can’t be fun too. If anyone’s having fun, it’s the Tipsy Lit Tribe of writers, editors and reviewers, and I’ve just been inducted. And I didn’t have to walk on hot coals or even get a tattoo.

I’ll be helping to spread the word about new and wonderful stuff to read that Tipsy Lit will publish on Wattpad.

Got some writing that longs to see the light of day but you’re just not quite sure how to go about it? Get in touch with the folks at Tipsy Lit and take advantage of the creativity, guidance and expertise of this spirited (pun intended) group of wordophiles (that’s a neologism for people who love words).

I’m looking forward to reading your stuff and helping to tell the world about it.


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Time travel

Masters of Time TravelI’ve submitted a short story for the Masters of Time, A SciFi & Fantasy Time Travel Anthology, due out July 2015.

Here’s another take on time travel: stories that won’t be released until 2114. If you could contribute to this project, what would you write?

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Kick back with a Good ebook


Got some free time on your hands? Kick back with a Good eBook.

This site makes it easy for you to find books that might otherwise escape your notice because they’re unique, “Hard-To-Find” eBooks written by “up-and-coming” authors.

These authors range from “quite well known” to “upcoming emerging authors.” Discover new and “fresh” eBooks.

GoodeBooksClearly the site managers have great taste in books because as you can see, all three books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam high fantasy series are featured, as is the contemporary thriller Naked Came the Sharks. (Do you think Naked Came the Sharks inspired the palm trees in their logo?)

Grab one or grab them all and have a great weekend dodging dragons in the Chalklands or two-legged sharks in the Texas Coastal Bend.

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Does anyone really know what time it is?

I am thrilled to receive an invitation to submit a short story to an upcoming anthology.

The working title for the anthology is Masters of Time: A Scifi & Fantasy Time Travel Anthology

If you could manipulate time, where would you go? When would you go? What do you think you’d discover 100 years from now, or 1,000? Holding the keys to time has been a fascinating subject we like to see played out. Think of your favorite books, TV shows, and films that took you to alternate earths or timelines–that showed you what could be.

This upcoming anthology, Masters of Time, will be a collection of unique scifi and fantasy stories that will introduce you loveable characters (and some not-so-loveable ones), suspenseful plots, and a wicked dose of time travel.

I know, you didn’t think I could write anything shorter than a novel. (Even my grocery lists are epic.) Surprise! Wait until you see what I’ve cooked up.

Creative AlchemyCreative Alchemy, Inc. will be publishing Masters of Time next year.

About Creative Alchemy

Creative Alchemy is a micro-press and author services company that specializes in science fiction and fantasy. They’re dedicated to stunning artwork, addictive stories, and helping authors reach wider audiences through social media. Creative Alchemy was founded by Luis Escobar (a storyboard artist for The Simpsons TV show) and Alesha Escobar (chocoholic and caffeine addict by day, indie author by night).

website: http://www.thecreativealchemy.co

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/creativealchemists

twitter: http://twitter.com/TeamAlchemy3

Stay tuned. I’ll be updating you as we get closer to launch date!

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