Friday, November 22, 2013

Lindy Zart's UNREMARKABLE Cover Reveal!




Unremarkable (Anything But #2)

SYNOPSIS: 
Thrust into a reality that should be myth, Honor does what she has to do to survive. Some things are easy to say goodbye to. Others things, like her very being, are not so easy to let go of. And when she does, what then? What will she become?

As Honor fights to survive and to remain unaltered when everything around her, including her, has been, she is met with adversaries and champions. Ryder, Christian, Nealon—they all have a goal. Only Honor doesn’t know if their goals coincide with hers, or Superior August’s and the UDK society.

One thing she does know: the world isn’t big enough for all of them.





AUTHOR BIO: 
I've been writing since I was a wee lass. I was reading before that; possibly while still in the womb. Don't think about that too much.

I started out with short horror stories and poetry. I was terrible at it. The poems not so much, but the stories were awful.

I decided to finish a book (and I DO mean finish--I'd started plenty throughout the years) when I was in my mid-twenties (so not that long ago because I'm young and will forever stay that way). Again, not my best work.

But that's the thing about writing; it improves with time. (It's also a good thing to know your work can't possibly be any worse than it was when you first started.)


What I love most about writing is having people tell me how much they enjoy my work; how my writing touches them; makes them feel intensely.

Bringing a reader to laughter or tears is a wonderful feeling for a writer, and no, I'm not sadistic. *insert evil laugh HERE* It means I got them to feel, to respond to something I created.

Also, I just like to make stuff up and put it down on paper. I have an endless supply of stories in my head; lots of stuff to share with the world.

Happy Reading!


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spotlight on: Kym Grosso's Logan's Acadian Wolves

I have a special spotlight for you, my lovelies!  I am honored be putting a spotlight on Kym Grosso and her new novel, Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4)!!  You know how I love my authors, so this makes my heart super happy!  Oh geez, I gotta stop watching so much Dora...anywho!  Let's get on with the show and.....


Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book
2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) and Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes about autism at PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.


Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

As usual, I've got the goods for you stalkers....er...fans...to get in touch with Kym!
You know the drill, just click on your method of choice to be magically whisked away the desired page: 

 Website








Before we get to the details of the new book, let me catch up on the previous book in the series.





















Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1)
An erotic paranormal romance...
After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?

Warning: This book contains several love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.













Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2)

An erotic paranormal romance...
Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn't want to be a witch, yet that's exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha's worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.

In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who's been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?
Warning: This book contains several love scenes including light bdsm/menage and is intended for adult readers only.










Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3)

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?



*Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.






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And on to the NEW book!!  Here we goooooo!

Logan's Acadia Wolves (Immortals of New
 Orleans, Book 4)




Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.



Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.



Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?





Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.



Guess what the lovely Kym sent? EXCERPTS!!!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!

Excerpt 1



Wynter barely saw him coming. Logan leapt across the room, and as his body touched hers, she gasped. His hands pressed hard against the glass on either side of her head. The masculine scent of him wafted into her nose and she fought the instinct to rub her face against his chest. Oh God, what had she done? How could she be so stupid as to challenge an Alpha? She really must be sick. Unable to speak, she held still. Initially charged with fear,

she realized very quickly that he wasn’t hurting her. The tension

between them escalated with every minute of silence that passed.

And then she felt him, his nose grazing along the side of her neck.

A small moan escaped her lips.



At the challenge, Logan strode across the room, pinning her against the wall. He had to smell her, taste her. Why would she deny her wolf? Why play games? Logan didn’t want to hurt her. Oh no. If anything, he’d like to give her pleasure like she’d never known. But she kept insisting she was human. If she wanted to play, play he would. She was wolf, and he’d prove it to her. But as her sweet scent engulfed his senses, he began to lose control. His wolf clawed at his psyche, begging to take the woman. Like freshly cut roses, the heavenly aroma was familiar yet altogether unique and desirable, although her wolf lingered on the edge; she was there, he could scent her.

In an effort to prevent himself from ravishing her right there in his office, Logan plastered his hands so hard against the window, he thought it’d crack. At the sound of her moan, he darted his tongue out against her silky skin. He had to taste her. Just once. Ah fuck, no; his wolf wanted more. Eyes feral, he locked them with hers, taking her arm. He placed a small kiss to her palm before dragging his tongue along her wrist all the way to the crook of her elbow, releasing a growl of satisfaction.

Wynter’s heart pounded as he gently took her arm into his hands. She shivered as he pushed up her sleeve and brought her delicate wrist to his lips. Wet with arousal, she couldn’t break their connection as she stared deep into his mesmerizing eyes. Oh my God. Wolf. Human. I’ll be whatever you want me to be…just please, just take me. Wynter thought her knees would give out, except he had her pressed up against the window. Lost in his spell, she responded by nudging her own hips against his hard arousal as he tasted her skin.

Logan groaned as the territorial need to take her consumed him. He needed to get things under control. Jax. Fucking, goddamned Jax. His name alone should have killed his raging hard on, but it wasn’t helping one damn bit. No, he needed to separate himself from her before he tore her clothes off. He closed his eyes and blew out a breath, but didn’t release her.

“Wolf,” he breathed into her hair.



Excerpt 2


Logan quietly padded out of the house.  While he prided himself on knowing how to move stealthily in the most dangerous of situations, he hoped she’d scent him right away.  Yet Wynter seemed oblivious to his movement.  It seemed strange that she didn’t even notice him.  Most wolves would have immediately reacted.  He slowly waded into the water, never taking his eyes off of her.  He could hear from her heartbeat that she wasn’t quite sleeping; day dreaming perhaps?  Time to wake his little wolf.  
Wynter startled at the sound of a splash.  She quickly pushed up onto her elbows and scanned the area but didn’t see anyone.  Just as she was about to recline, she caught sight of the most glorious vision she’d ever seen.  Oh. My. God.  Logan.  Before her eyes, his six foot five, tanned, muscular body rose from the water like a dripping hot Greek God.  Stunned and captivated, she watched as the beads of water rolled off his smooth skin.  Unable to control the impulse, her eyes roamed over his wet body from his broad muscular shoulders to the hard ridges of his abdomen.  The very smallest dusting of hair trailed down into the water, where she was quite certain she’d find him naked.
Logan laughed out loud at her reaction, snapping her attention back to his face.  He shook his shaggy hair and water sprayed all over her legs.  She flinched slightly but didn’t look away.  He was simply the most magnificent male she’d ever seen.  Immediately, she pulled her legs together, as desire rushed to her belly.  She didn’t need an expert to tell her the shark in the water was hungry.  She knew he was dangerous, ravenous for his next meal.  And oh how she wanted to be bitten. At a loss for words, she returned his smile, waiting for him to speak.
Logan watched her take in the sight of him and tried so very hard to ignore the signs of her arousal.  He found it amusing the way she tightened her thighs together in an effort to remain composed.  Ah yes, little wolf, the Alpha knows what you want, but will you give it to me?  Let’s see where this takes us.  Smiling, he approached slowly and smoothly, making her wonder what he’d do next.  
He enjoyed keeping her on her toes.  And now that she’d had time to relax, to be lulled into a false sense of security, he intended to take advantage.  As his cock jerked, he wondered, though, who was going to take advantage of who.   


 

Excerpt 3

“Odd vampire, isn’t he?” Wynter noted.
   “That he is.  My gut tells me he abides by some code of honor, but don’t ever mistake him for anything but what he is,” Logan warned.
“A monster?”
Logan smiled.  “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster.”
She laughed. “Another quote?”
   “Friedrich Nietzsche,” Logan confirmed.  He took her hands in his. “We have a few hours before it’s time to leave.  I know I should be encouraging you to go relax, take a nap or something sensible like that.”
   “Relax, huh?  How ‘bout a bubble bath?  Or a massage?”  She winked and dragged her finger down his chest. 
   “A bath sounds good to me as long as I’m in there with you.”  Logan pulled her flush to him, burying his head in her neck and growled. “You drive me crazy, do you know that?  I can’t keep my hands off you.”
   Wynter giggled, growing aroused, loving the feel of his warm lips on her skin.  She looked over to the table and gave him a sexy smile.  “My Alpha,” she began seductively.  “You know, I just noticed that this is a really nice table.  Sturdy.  Long.  Hard.”
My Alpha?  Logan’s cock thickened at her words.  The table isn’t the only hard thing in this room, baby.  He glanced to its wooden top then back to her with a smile.  
“African mahogany.  A friend custom made it for me.  You like?”
   “Oh I like.  I mean, it looks very functional.  I bet we could get a lot of work done at this table,” she mused with a wink. Meeting his eyes, she gave him a suggestive smile and cocked her eyebrow. She slid her hand down between his legs and cupped his hard arousal.  “You know, I always wondered what it would be like to be a secretary.  I’ve been looking around here, and it seems you’re in need of some assistance.”
Logan hissed, closing his eyes.  Holy shit, that felt amazing.
“How about I fill in for your secretary today?” she asked. “I’m very good at dictation, sir.” Wynter had never in her life been so forward.  But after making love to Logan, she craved him more than ever.  As though she were addicted to a drug, she needed more.  The warmth between her legs grew painful.  Feeling flirtatious and horny, she didn’t think it would take very long to entice him into her fantasy. 
Logan eyed Wynter, hardly believing he could be so lucky.  His naughty little wolf wanted a romp in the office?  Seriously?  His brain said ‘no way’, but his burgeoning erection said, ‘hell yes’.  He’d have to be careful not to get carried away.  His wolf wanted this woman in the worst way, sought to claim her.
“Sweetheart, I don’t think you know what you’re askin’.  My wolf, he’s restless.”  He gently nipped at her collarbone, as if to give her fair warning.  If he took her, it was going to be rough and hard.  
“But I do…I know exactly what I’m agreeing to.”  Wynter leaned into Logan and placed a kiss to his chin then dragged her tongue along his bottom lip and kissed him.  
“Do you now?”  Logan grabbed a fistful of her hair, gently pulling her head backwards.  Revealing her neck, he licked at the hollow until she gasped.  

PURCHASE LINKS

Purchase Links for Logan’s Acadian Wolves:  








In closing, GO GRAB YOUR COPY!!! And a big THANK YOU to Kym Grosso for giving my little blog the opportunity to share her wonderful work! Peace people!




Love,

Val/Bob



Thursday, September 5, 2013

ATTENTION WINNERS!

I believe I have sent out all gifts to my winners (except for Sheri's bookmarks, and those ARE coming!)  If you ladies could do me a favor and let me know if you have received your prizes, I would be most grateful!  I checked my account on Amazon and think I got them all, but if you didn't get yours let me know!  Please and Thank You!

Love,
Val/Bob

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cover Reveal for Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Season 2








Here is the beautiful new cover for Season 2 of Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories. This will feature Episodes 4-6… Normally we would have posted an Episode 6 but with things progressing the way they are, we had to do a bit of combining. But you will have Two full stories and the first three chapters of The Vixen Flower, written by Dovey Mayali Cralk, who is going to be joining us full time for Season 3.

Season 2 will be released on September 28th and it will be for 3.99 as this includes all the stories from Episode 4 and 5 as well as 6.

Blurb:
Read a book before bedtime and fall in love with, Romantic Tales:Bedtime Stories Season 2
This season finale includes the startling ending to Archer and Rebekah’s story in Red Hawk Mercenary Group: Ghost. In the last episode we learn that Bekah killed Archer’s wife. But how does she cope? Can she tell him the truth now while they are on assignment to catch a killer? Or does she wait?
In Mail order groom all it takes is A trip, a blind date, along with a mysterious message from an online dating site to get things moving. All are a part of Jessica’s continuing quest for love.
Romantic Tales is also pleased to announce we have a new comer to the team. We hope you enjoy her three chapter teaser of, The Vixen Flower.
A request by a famous rock star photographer, and a three day fling take Viscaria and Mark on journey that brings out a side Viscaria never knew existed.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL for Airicka Phoenix's Betraying Innocence!!!

Hi guys!  I wanted to help out an awesome author by assisting in the cover reveal!!!  So first up, let's...................







Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire, Octavian's Undoing & The Lost Girl Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/



NEXT UP!  Let's take a look at that AWESOME cover!!






Book Name: Betraying Innocence
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: Oct 31, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Horror Romance
Warnings: Language. 
Formats: ebook, paperback



Synopsis:

Roseanna - Ana - French was happy with her life. Sure she had to move to a strange new town and live in a creepy new house that had inexplicable cold spots, but she could live with that. What she couldn’t deal with was the relentless tapping inside the walls at night, the sinister shadows in the halls or the spirit crawling its way beneath her skin.



To check out some of Airicka's other books, I've got a link for ya!  Just click HERE, and be whisked away to a magical place, also known as an Amazon Author Page. 


Be sure to check her out, and have a great day lovely people!

Val/Bob



Sunday, August 18, 2013

WINNERS!

Rafflecopter has spoken!  If you entered into the giveaway, please check the tab to see if your name is there.  I have already notified the winners via the email address linked with the name they entered with, but just in case, have a look see!  CONGRATS to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered!  

Love you guys!
Val/Bob

Thursday, August 15, 2013

MEGA LINK DAY!

I'm going to post ALL of the links (sans photos) from the authors who visited us over the summer.  First section, posted now, will be the author pages, second, which I will post tomorrow, will be links to their books.  Ready?  Here we go!

Riley Ross


Sarah Jehan


Tigris Eden


Bob Dixon


Ty Langston

Facebook (Ty), Facebook (Romantic Tales), Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, website

Angel Sharum


Sally Slayer



Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Links for Sally Slayer!










The Dragon's Portal


Life is good for Amaya, until she decides to investigate her heritage. Wandering through a wooded area with her friends, she stumbles upon an odd rock formation and decides to take a closer look. Suddenly she is transported to an unfamiliar land filled with the things she had always thought were make-believe. This odd, yet beautiful land is at war and it's up to Amaya to find a way to end it. Will she be able to bring peace to this land that has been ravaged by war or will she end up just another casualty?














Deviate


Everyday life for Cleo has always been hectic, but her parents' death opens the proverbial can of worms that is her past. She finds out they have been on the run her whole life from a corrupt government entity that has done something strange to her DNA. Now it's all up to Cleo, with some help from her friends, to find out what happened and take them down.







Everyone wave bye-bye to Sally!  Her week, and the summer author takeover, has ended!  I will make a post next week with a refresher of all link to author pages and books from ALL of the authors we got to know over this season!  See you all later, have a great weekend!

Love,
Val/Bob





Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Putting Sally Under the Microscope!

Okay, okay, so not really a microscope, but I DID ask her a few questions!




Me:  Okay, you've seen this blog, so you know the drill!  Gimme your must-haves!

Sally:  Dork!  My must haves for writing are my laptop/desktop (of course), my phone (I don't know why, but it must be nearby lol), my Blu cig, caffeine, (coffee, tea, soda...etc), music, and headphones.

Me:  YOU'RE the dork...So we already have The Dragon Portal, and Deviate will be in our hands VERY soon!  Care to share any other projects you're working on?

Sally:  I actually do have some other projects I'm working on, two of which are the sequels for those books, and one called "Realms of Destiny".

Me:  Suh-weeeeet!  What do you do to push through writer's block (other than bouncing thoughts off of your bestest friend, i.e. MEEEEE!)

Sally:  *frustrated sigh*  (Okay fine, I don't know if she really did that, but I can absolutely imagine her doing it!)  When I get writer's block, I try to either write a different scene or randomly start a fight between two characters (even if it gets cut later in editing, at least it's words).

Me:  Is there anything specific that really inspires you, that triggers your imagination?

Sally:  There are many things that could inspire me, but I DO have an extremely overactive imagination, so that helps.

Me:  I can vouch for that!  Soooooo...who's your favorite character from your books?????

Sally:  Hmm...that's a hard one, but I guess I'd have to choose Cleo.  She's a whole lot like me (which means we'd probably argue a lot, too! Lol), but mostly I think I'd like to hang out with her so I could ride in her car.

Me:  Haha, yeah, she's got a hell of a ride, I want it!  In closing, is there anything you'd like to say to your fans/my readers, anything you'd like them to know?

Sally:  I'd like to say "THANKS!" and give many many hugs!  <3

Me:  Thanks for joining the mad house, Sal!

This Friday will be the final post for my Summer Author Takeover, so be sure to check in for links to buy The Dragon's Portal, and, if everything falls into place as I expect, Deviate!  Catch you on the flip side, babes!

Love,
Val/Bob

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Warm Welcome to SALLY SLAYER!!!!

This girl has been my best friend since I was in Jr. High (I'm not gonna say how long, I don't want to feel old!). She also happens to be a fabulous writer!!







I have always had an overactive imagination, as many can attest. One night I had this terrible dream where this scary man with glowing eyes and a dark hood glowered down on me. To be honest it scared the heck out of me, so I decided to write a story about him and make him not scary. This is how my first book The Dragon's Portal came about. I am usually powered by Blu cigs, Dr Pepper, Vanilla Coke, and coffee. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have. When I am in a procrastinating mood, I can usually be found lurking about Twitter or Facebook. My newest book, Deviate, is coming soon (August 2013) so keep your eyes peeled!
<3 ~SS



Now for the links to stalk...er...contact...Sally!
Facebook
Twitter
Amazon Author

See ya Wednesday with a little interview!

Love,
Val/Bob

Friday, August 2, 2013

Angel's Books!

All right dear ones, we've got quite a list of books today!  So here we go!  IT'S:





Dark Tales--

Sometimes, the scariest stories are the ones that happen in real life. Dark Tales includes some of Angel Sharum's darkest true-to-life stories of the horrors people inflict on each other and the cruelties people endure every day.

To buy, click THIS.












Apocryphilia (Only works from Angel blurbed here)--

9) Death Whispers, by Angel Sharum: Short story: There’s a voice in Trevor’s head, telling him that, when it comes to Momma, he’d be better off dead. 
10) The Reaper, by Angel Sharum: Flash fiction: Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean you aren't being watched. 
Poetry:
Bloodless, by Angel Sharum: vampires lurk on dark sidewalks 
Violent Love, by Angel Sharum: Divorce makes Daddy real sad.   

For this one, click HERE.








A Photographic Series--


A photographic journey through nature's beauty. Not only does this book contain beautiful photos, it can be used as a journal as well because it's on stock paper.


Here's the LINK for this one.












Dark Christmas--


Silent Nights hide deadly secrets, sometimes it’s more than the halls that get decked and Christmas isn’t always merry. For some, Christmas is a scary and lonely time, full of regret, sadness and pain. Memories rush to the surface that should stay buried, circumstances change and revenge sounds like the best present of all. The tales in this Circle 8 Writers anthology shine a light on the darker side of Christmas. They show us that sometimes family ties get tangled, that no matter how old the grudge, punishment still feels good, and that there are creatures out and about during the holidays who wish anything but peace and joy.

To buy this one, click ME!









If: A Short Story Anthology --

"As If You Cared" Short story: If Robert hadn’t been so alienated by his wife’s manic depression, maybe the cure wouldn’t have proved so deadly.
 
You should click THIS to buy "If".










Mothers and Other Stranger --

Family is supposed to be a safe haven, an island holding back a sea of pain, regret and troubles. Yet, sometimes, the sharks circling you are the very family that’s supposed to protect you. A mother, father, sister—or even grandma---with sinister intentions can rip your heart apart, turning home into a nightmare. Be careful where your eyes roam in Mothers & Other Strangers. The stories and poems inside may resonate in your own heart and make you reevaluate just what family really means. *Some stories contain mature content.*

Buy me HERE!








Roses and Thorns--

Love is kind. Love is true. It can also be destructive, painful and bitter. Love makes life easier, helps ease burdens and fills the heart with warmth. It can also make life too hard to bear any longer, lead to rash actions and tear families apart. People search for love expecting an endless dream, but, too often, find love can be a nightmare. The stories offered here in this 4th Circle 8 Writers Group anthology explore love at its best and its worst. Each story expresses how strong the force of love is and how it shapes fates. Love can smell sweet or make you bleed, depending on whether you are handed Roses or Thorns. ***Some stories contain adult material.***









Scared Sleepy--

The stories in Scared Sleepy are not the fairy tales and nursery rhymes your mama told you when you were little. The characters may seem familiar, but the antics they get up to will make your blood run cold. Revenge, murder, adultery, fights and fun abound in these tales. Old friends become new menaces, beloved characters show an underbelly you’ve never seen before and hardly anybody lives happily ever after.

Pick ME!









Killer Heat--

The seven flash fiction stories in “Killer Heat” are full of intrigue, madness and flames. Some of the characters find that the only way out of a bad situation is to burn the whole mess to the ground. Others are dealing with corrupt politics and bad situations that leave them cold, even though they are in hot water. No matter the circumstances, all of the characters learn one thing: heat kills.

This is DIVA's third anthology.


Here's the LINK.








Wax Remover 2000--


Harry always thought a little hearing loss helped his marriage, especially considering his wife was always complaining. But after Harry couldn’t hear Joyce’s cries for help one night, he realized if he wanted to stay married he better do something to fix the problem. 
Enter the Wax Remover 2000. 
A miracle cure, that he might need a miracle to survive.


You know you wanna click THIS!









Sick At Heart--

A dream night and a stalker with a twisted sense of love can literally steal your heart away.

Get creeped out by following THIS!











After Life--


Not all ghost stories are scary. In these three short tales from Angel Sharum, the ghosts right some wrongs, help others and take care of their own affairs. 

*Going Home: Addie has suffered long enough, but when it’s her time to go, she can’t bear to leave Rupert in a state of despair. 

*The Dead’s Rights: Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t make sure you’re buried properly. Well, as long as you’re quick about it that is. 

*Revisiting: Sometimes, you have to die to set things right.

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The Masks in the Mirror 
And Unmasked--
Constance learned in childhood that sometimes you survive with a little help from your friends, even those who don’t really exist. The problem is, how do you end those friendships when their help turns unwelcome? Constance soon learns your best friends can be your worst enemies.
Unmasked: 

While writing a book on the life and crimes of a death row inmate, Greg expects to learn where all the proverbial bodies are buried. After all, a dying man has no need for secrets. What Greg doesn’t know, is that some bonds last a lifetime, and some secrets endure beyond the grave.

MASKS are always fun, don't ya think?








Innocence End--
In a dramatic departure from her trademark tales of fun and horror, Angel Sharum offers within Innocence End two short stories of the real world many children have experienced but most adults would rather ignore:1) The Beat Goes On portrays the brutality inflicted frequently on a daughter blamed for the death of her mother.
2) Protecting Molly takes the reader into the world of a girl whose father treats her not as a daughter as much as his substitute wife. Caution: Sharum holds nothing back in her depiction of the things one daughter will do to protect the youngest daughter from the brutality and depravity of their alcoholic father.
Though neither short story is for the squeamish, both are a herald of the return of the understated Southern narrative voice of such classic authors as Harper Lee and Truman Capote to American literature.

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Crime Gone Wrong--

This is a book of four short stories written by the members of DIVA (Diverse Independent Verrückt Authors), a group of women authors from different backgrounds who have come together to write short story anthologies. The venture was formed in September 2012, and this is DIVA’s first anthology - stories of "crime gone wrong."

Each anthology will feature a story by a guest author, as well as stories written by the four DIVA members.









Christmas Miracle--

Jacob enjoys his visits with Charlotte, even though she thinks he is her long dead son, Charles. The stories Charlotte has told over the years brought her family to life for Jacob, and he is upset when he realizes her time is near, but Charlotte helps Jacob understand that death isn’t always a time for sadness.

Christmas Miracle shows that a mother’s love transcends the boundaries of Heaven and Earth, and that friendship is a true treasure.

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Christmas Decorations--

He decorated his home while simultaneously ridding the neighborhood of their cat overpopulation problem. He thinks his decorations are purrrfect.

Go ahead, ONE-CLICK me!










Summer Love--

DIVA, or the Diverse Independent Verrückt Authors, is a group of women authors from different backgrounds who have come together to write short story anthologies. The venture was formed in September 2012, and this is DIVA’s second anthology.

Four anthologies a year are planned. Each anthology will feature a story by a guest author, as well as stories written by the four DIVA members.

Before you delve into our stories about summer love, just a few words of warning: Although we’re all women, not everything that we came up with for a topic called “Summer Love” is sweet and cosy.

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Keep Writing--

A career as a professional writer is exciting. Your name in lights with online publications, newspapers and, if you’re lucky, the front of a best seller, but none of that comes without hard work. Blood, sweat and tears go into every piece of writing in the hopes that someone will appreciate your efforts and publish your work. Sometimes, the pressure gets unbearable and you want to give up before you’ve really gotten started. That doesn’t have to be the case, however, because there are ways to overcome even the sturdiest roadblocks in your writing career. When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Keep Writing offers numerous ideas to keep the creative juices flowing, and help ensure that every writer’s career moves forward.

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All I Want For Christmas--

In this twisted Christmas tale, sometimes getting what you want really is like pulling teeth.

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Consequences--

Fortune shines on some, illuminating life and improving circumstances while leaving others to flounder in the dark. Destiny has a wicked sense of humor, laughing at the twists and turns that lead to the final destination and Luck is a fickle mistress, tempting with success, only to throw obstacles onto the path. Journey through the eleven unique tales of circumstance this anthology offers, where the outcome is uncertain, and Fate decides the "Consequences."









Consequences: Crime and Punishment--

Life can change in an instant. Passions overtake common sense and emotions run amuck, leading to explosive situations that blow the lives of those involved apart. Sometimes, the pieces can be picked up, but can they ever really be put back together properly? Or is something still missing? Is that integral piece of humanity no longer there, or if it still exists, do other, more powerful forces, squelch its' voice? Immediate satisfaction feeds the thirst for vengeance, but parches the soul, leaving a dead shell the person is forever trying to fill. Sometimes, when this happens, the lines between Crime and Punishment are blurred.

Damaged people seek peace for themselves by damaging others, never considering the cycle will continue and that their actions will have consequences far reaching and devastating. Are victims who turn into tormentors no longer victims? Do the Crimes committed against them not deserve Punishment? The stories in this anthology delve into the psyche of hate and pain that leads to destruction for so many, and show what happens when those who only seek retribution, where justice is an afterthought at best, deal with Crime and Punishment.

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And this wraps up our week with the most lovely Angel Sharum!  Thank you so so much for coming and visiting, and I wish you the best of luck on all future endeavors.  Join me next week to meet Sally Slayer, our final Summer Author!  Till we meet again, dearies!

Love, 
Val/Bob