Archive | January 2014

My review of “Encounter” by Douglas Wickard

On the outside everything seems normal “Encounter”( FBI Agent Dan Hammer) By Douglas Wickard

A perfect life, a perfect wife and children, that’s what Alex’s life was like, or was it? Alex and Rhonda Kitas seemed to be that couple who had it all. Alex thought his life was doomed from the beginning, he had a celebrity father who had secrets that Alex wasn’t suppose to know about. Alex knew about those secrets. Alex worked for a network and took trips often, this trip to San Francisco was going just like any other trip he took. Rhonda was doing her usual, walking the kids to school in the morning after Alex got in a cab to go to the airport. She was happy in her life with Alex and the kids, or was she? She always got calls from Alex like clockwork, so when she didn’t receive her usual call that morning from Alex, she started to worry. There are so many twist and turns in this well written mystery thriller that you must read for yourself. The author does a wonderful job keeping your attention with strong characters and well thought out action. I’ll be reading more from this author.

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I have the pleasure of hosting Charity Parkerson& Regina Puckett on my blog for their New Release of ‘Chained By Desire’. Two phenomenal, best selling Authors and phenomenal Women! Take it away ladies:

imageimageimage“Chained by Desire” release tour.

Blurb:
Not good enough for heaven but not bad enough to burn, Kylie has a slight problem. She’s dead and trapped between the realms.

Left with no options, she follows Detective Liam Stone on the hunt for her killer. Death has left Kylie invisible but does nothing to dampen her desire for the sexy detective. Instead, it gives her the freedom to do as she pleases with his body, and what a delicious body it is.

Liam’s determined to solve Kylie’s case but as the clues uncover an underground world of demonic torture and pacts, Liam must face his own secrets or the flames of passion won’t be the only ones the couple will have to face.

Inside Scoop: Parts of this tale are graphically violent, but other parts might leave you drooling for a ghost or a demon of your own. Look out for the brief but hot F/F scenes in the bedroom and the shower.

A Romantica® horror erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Excerpt:

She died on this corner. It seemed strange it would be right here where she caught the bus each morning and evening. She couldn’t recall why she had been there at that exact time but it didn’t change the outcome. She was dead.
She had been brought up to believe things would be different when this day came. There would be light, trumpets…peace. Kylie had none of those things. Instead, she stood looking down at her lifeless body in shock. Maybe this is what happens when you’re murdered. That thought lingered on the outer rim of her disbelief.
“At least my nails still look good,” she said tilting her head to get a better look at the rounded pink tips she’d gotten done the day before. At her statement, the man hovering over her empty shell lifted her hand from the ground and inspected her nails.
“It doesn’t look as if she tried to defend herself.”
No shit Sherlock, she thought with a roll of her eyes. She craned her neck attempting to get a better look at the man’s face. He was big and rugged looking, as if he hadn’t shaved in at least a week. The beginnings of a dark beard covered his chin but in a harsh contrast to his dark hair, his eyes were a light blue almost exactly the same shade as the sky. He was a sexy one she realized with a pang of regret for the life she had lost.
“Thank God I wore my good panties.”
He lifted her skirt. “Underwear’s still in place. She doesn’t appear to have been raped.”
“Put that down you dirty little bastard. Sheesh! Who is this guy?” He dropped the material and smoothed it down over her knees. It was a sad day when a girl ended up murdered on a street corner and couldn’t even hold onto her modesty afterward. Damn, why hadn’t someone as sexy as him wanted to check out her girly bits while she’d still been able to enjoy it? Typical.

Author bios:
Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
Connect with her online

–Website: charityparkerson.com
–Facebook: facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson
facebook.com/TheMenofSin
–Twitter: twitter.com/CharityParkerso

Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.
Borrowed Wings, has received the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.
Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.
Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.
Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.
She has been writing for over forty-five years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.
Please come and visit me at http://www.facebook.com/regina.puckett1
http://reginapuckettsbooks.weebly.com/index.html
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/154116.Regina_Puckett

Buy links:http://www.amazon.com/Chained-Desire-2-Seven-Levels-ebook/dp/B00HYZ06YE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390341938&sr=1-1&keywords=B00HYZ06YE
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People aren’t what you think, even in the Realm of Dica: ” An Artist’s Eye” by Clive Johnson

Prescinda is leaving Grayden and her marriage. She’s looking forward to going home to Blisteraising to be with her sister and Falmeard. Nephril surprises Prescinda with his arrival, he tells her of talk of a new distant city. Prescinda doesn’t believe him until he says Falmeard has heard of this distant city also and is meeting up with them on their way there. Prescinda is curious and joins Nephril instead of taking the coach ride home. What I love about this book is the characters are stronger and stay true to themselves throughout the journey. Nephril knows they need to find out more about the distant city and what it could mean to the Realm of Dica. We find out about different nationalities within the Realm that Prescinda has strong opinions about, she surprises me with her attitude, but she’s still one of my favorite characters. This book shows a different side to the Realm of Dica. One of my favorite lines is: “Telling time by the sun’s celestial arch”.The ending is one of my favorite ones of all 5 books. The sisters surprise me! There’s so many twist and turns that only Clive can tell with his poetic way of story telling. You can tell Clive lived in the Realm during writing this story. It’s a very well written series. You’ll need to use his awesome maps and a dictionary to help you through this different language that only Clive can write and get you excited about reading. I recommend you read this series. The book covers bring you in and the writing blows you away. Take the journey!

January #Poetry Sale ~ #CheapReads

Three awesome poetry books in one!! Northern Whispers

Northern Whispers By Helle Gade

This is the fourth book this excellent poetry author has put out. The other three are all in this one awesome book of poetry. The cover invites you in and words and pictures tell u this authors story. From her Nordic believes of the gods to her Danish heritage and the pain life can bring on. The pictures tell a story of life’s journeys thru the lens of this author. She blends her poetry and photography with grace. I always look forward to this authors work, from her awesome cover to her beautiful, soulful words and her gorgeous photography. Download your copy today and you’ll see what I mean.