Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Meet New Adult Author Sonya Ray






I grew up in Southeast Missouri; home of the Throwed Rolls, high cotton, and the St. Louis Cardinals. I have a little family consisting of son, daughter, son-in-law and a little Pi. Other than my children (and grandchild), my passion is writing. My current project is The Three Crowns Series. Sweet Tea is the first book in this seven-novel series which published October 15, 2013.

Besides reading and writing, I enjoy singing. I love music period. Music is in our family. Whether it be the bluegrass from the Ozarks that my Grandpa Sutton use to play on his banjo or fiddle, or the smooth, family harmony in which I am fortunate enough to sing with my Dad and Brother. But you can give me some kickin' AC/DC too! I like it all!

I work full-time as an Administrative Assistant. Every free moment is dedicated to my family and my current project, The Three Crowns, a seven-novel paranormal romance series.




It all starts with a Queen and a Plan.

The Three Crowns is a New Adult/Paranormal Romance series. There are seven books to complete the series, with a novella. This series has your modern day vampires dealing with the Old World Laws creating a struggle for ultimate power in the Night World.



THE THREE CROWNS SERIES SYNOPSIS

The Three Crowns series is about a normal girl whose life is more than what she will allow herself to imagine. It is the journey of her accepting that everything is not black and white, and our logic of what we understand does not mean something does exist. Throughout the story she is protected, loved, groomed and pushed to her limits to prepare her for what lies ahead of her. She is tested in all areas of her humanity which will someday bring her to know the person she is destined to be. The human nature of love is a tangled web of emotions for she feels the love of two men who are continually being taken away from her for the sake of their positions in the future as well.




Snippet:

Elizabeth

“We have to get out now!”
I could feel the intensity of each word being yelled to me from this guy standing over me. I didn’t know him, yet…I did. My heart was pounding. Fire was all around us. Smoke was heavy in the air. Where was I? Throughout the large room, the murk was cut as bodies were thrown through the air, and swords swung faster than my eyes could follow. I heard loud gnashing and growling all around me, and the smell of flesh burning filled my nose. There was only one place I could possibly be. Hell.  
I looked down and took notice of my torn and blood-drenched clothes. A panic blanketed me as my thoughts ran rapid. How could this be? Am I going to die? What am I doing in hell?
“We have to go now!” The guy exclaimed, grabbing my arm. His eyes gleamed with a mission. He stood strong and with purpose. He appeared fearless. He looked to be my age. Wait. What is my age right now? Am I seventeen? I feel like…I’ve lived a thousand lives, yet haven’t even begun to live. I took a deep breath, trying to focus on the moment. And if all I had was this moment, then I had to move or be moved (or die more like it!).
I arose to my feet, feeling very weak. I looked down to keep from stumbling, and screamed in horror. A man’s body lay close to my feet. His head lay next to his body. I felt tears starting to burn in my eyes from complete fear that had taken hold of me. As I gasped in shock, I noticed a few more feet away from the first body lay another body crumpled on the floor. Again, his head was next to his body…and another body! Oh God! Please show me the door out of this nightmare! I quickly turned away and tried to run. I didn’t get four feet when I tripped. I gathered myself and tried getting up as quickly as I could. When I looked to see what I had tripped over, I couldn’t help but scream. It was another headless body. But this time it was a woman! As I scrambled up, I looked over to the left of the body, and there was her head about five feet away. My blood ran cold as chills climbed my spine. Fear had found me as though it had been seeking me. I could almost hear the haunting echoes of his laugh ringing in my head as he closed in on taking what little courage remained in my possession. This fear wanted more than just my courage-he wanted my soul. My soul he could not have! A new strength consumed me and I pushed on through the nightmare.




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Monday, June 24, 2019

Meet Ancient World Author Cheryl Carpinello



I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. 

Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. 

Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.





 If they fail...

She could die over 3300 years from home!


Tackle the elements & evil of Ancient Egypt...
A history-changing battle & Time Travel Thriller...


Fifteen-year-old Rosa doesn't see dead people...
She hears them & talks to them.

When she agrees to help King Tut's ghost find his lost queen & clear his family's name, she doesn't count on falling for him.

She & Tut must also outwit an evil pharaoh determined to stop them...
Even if it means one of them must die.

Get it today and see who triumphs.


2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval
2015 Readers' Favorite Finalist YA
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween




Snippet:

‘Touch me, Roosa. You will see I’m real enough.’

Touch him? Is he as crazy as I am? Okay, so I’m going to touch him, just for my own peace of mind.

I reach out my hand, fingers extended, trying to reach him but not move from the wall. A crooked smile appears on his face. He takes a couple of steps forward, reaches out and touches me.

Lightning heat shoots out from him, races up my arm, switches direction and dives into my stomach. I snatch my hand back and grab my belly with both hands. The burning sensation knocks my knees out from under me. I slump to the floor, still leaning on the wall. The room spins, and my head swims. Tears mixed with stars blur my vision so there is no focusing. Not enough air in here; my chest tightens as if the lungs inside are ready to explode.





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Friday, June 21, 2019

Meet Inspirational Fiction Author E.C. Jackson





E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. 

Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.




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Most sleepovers are simple. Food, fun, and pillow fights. But sixteen-year-old Karen Duncan has bigger plans for her slumber party. Family troubles have changed her over the past year, and she’s no longer the petty, selfish girl she used to be. Now she’s ready to shake things up with her friends. The guest list comes as a surprise to some and a slap in the face to others. This popular girl has invited some not-so-popular guests. Even more shocking, she’s left out some of the girls she’s hung out with since middle school.

Diane and Evette are outsiders, nervous about being stuck in a house with the same girls who tease them at school. Kathy, Lisa, and Joann come to the party with the confidence of the in-crowd, but they’re masking inner-turmoil that is bound to surface. Sandy and Angela are usually the voices of reason…usually. And then there’s Linda, the friend that got away. She may not ever forgive the girls who abandoned her years ago. Karen hopes to change her mind.

Her agenda is ambitious, and it could spell disaster. But Karen is convinced God will use this party to spark a new beginning for everyone involved. This companion book to A Living Hope gives us the inspired story Sadie Cummings wrote for the girls of Shiatown.


 


Snippet:

“Are all of the girls you invited coming over? What’s the itinerary for tonight?”
Karen beamed. “Nothing’s written in concrete, but, I bought a noisy interaction game for us to play. We’ll use the karaoke machine too. This will be a spontaneous night for us. My thoughts are to just let things happen.”
“Then our thoughts are far apart. Your friends are a tad dramatic. Reign them in so I won’t have to.”
“Mom, you just destroyed my happy list. I want spontaneity to rule tonight.”
“If it does I’m sending everyone home early.





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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Meet Fantasy Author Cas Peace





Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com 

See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here: http://www.caspeace.com/cas-peace/the-wheel-will-turn



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Taran Elijah's quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world...

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends' advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.
 
In the wake of Taran's actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major Sullyan of the High King's forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power.







  
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Snippet:

“Gods, but I’m a fool,” Taran groaned. Cal snorted and Taran glanced at him. “I wish I’d taken your advice. I never should have gone.”
Cal frowned and Taran paused before adding, “Cal, I killed someone.”
Cal’s dark eyes widened and he slumped to the bed, staring in disbelief. “How the hell did that happen?”




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