Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Tour: Night Crawler by Candy O'Donnell

It's Halloween time!!!! 

Be sure to check back for a bunch of wonderfully spooky paranormal books!

Book Blurb:

The Past Never Stays Where it Belongs!

In Westwood, California, was where John Francis, the town’s priest re-encountered the beast. To his astonishment, horrifying events began unraveling before him. These unprovoked occurrences soon turned to fright when Sister Teresa's body
was found murdered. When Kathy Riego stepped into the Sister's shoes she showed him a renewed identification for the word love. John began this new relationship with a masked reality as the horrid beast began showing him a long forgotten past that was supposed to be buried long ago.

 Author Bio:

Candy O’Donnell was born in Carmichael, California.

At the age of twelve, she wrote her first mini book. Filled mostly with what took place with her mother and her long tedious bout with leukemia. It was a short story told as extra credit when she suffered a sprained ankle and had to be out of school for over two months. School officials refused to believe a word of what she had written until her grandmother, her guardian back then, entered the school with the truth. Everything she had written down was exactly what took place. Unfortunately her mother succumbed to the disease.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Culture. After living with her aunt and uncle for over five years she wished to explore her uncle’s Native heritage and did so with vigor. She also has 6 Grad units in Criminal Justice. Someday she might go back and finish her Master’s.

Twitter: @Candyodonnell

Top 10 Favorite things about Halloween:

1) Halloween candy.
2) Trick-o-treaters.
3) Smiling children.
4) Halloween decorations.
5) It is Fall.
6) Outside critters are preparing for the season.
7) Hot cocoa.
8) Hubby spoils me more during the Fall.
9) Kids are back in school.
10) I just love this time of year.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Tour: Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions

Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions 
Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions
Delve into myth and legend, where the Fates force post-modern man into a world of the unknown—a world long since dismissed as ignorant superstition.

The Brother-Sister Fable by Alyson Grauer: a young boy disappears into a realm where only his sister can follow.

Faelad by Sarah Hunter Hyatt: Claire Whitaker didn’t even know she was Irish, let alone The Morrigan, the goddess of war.

By Skyfall by Emma Michaels: a mer-couple from Atlantis find themselves in the middle of a human murder investigation.

Charon’s Obol by. R. M. Ridley: Jonathan Alvey didn’t believe in gods, until he helps a lost child find her all-powerful parents.

Peradventure by Sarah E. Seeley: a jinni must choose between the woman he loves and destroying the city that persecuted her.

Natural Order by Lance Schonberg: when Carlos Vasquez is kidnapped, he discovers powers within himself to change the world.

Two Spoons by Danielle E. Shipley: A little girl’s soul meets its match in the family diner’s most mysterious patron.

Grail Days by A. F. Stewart: Living forever has its drawbacks, especially when you spend it clearing away the messes of other immortals. Downward Mobility by M. K. Wiseman: they say love conquers all, but can it save a Valkyrie when she breaks all the rules?
 Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportion
Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions


Sarah Hunter Hyatt

Sarah Hunter Hyatt grew up outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child, she kept notebooks of stories that she would share with her little sisters at bedtime. Now, an adult, her stories have matured but still occupy her thoughts (and notebooks). “Faelad” is Sarah’s second short story for Xchyler Publishing, her first being “Stunner” which appeared in A Dash of Madness: a Thriller Anthology. Along with writing, being a mom to three wonderful kids, and a wife to a patient husband, she also dabbles in graphic design.

Author Q & A

How did the idea for this story come to you?
After a trip to Ireland, I fell in love with the land and people there. One of my favorite sites was Newgrange, a passage tomb that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. I had to write about this extraordinary place. 

What makes your main character unique? 
She feels like a nobody- an average young woman- nothing special. When she digs deep within, setting her fears aside, she learns that she is stronger than she had ever imagined. 

Is this part of a series?
No, I like where it ends. The next chapter of her life can be whatever Claire wants it to be. 

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? 
When I was a teenager, I took a creative writing class and fell in love with storytelling. 

What have you written? 
A short story called Stunner, appearing in Xchyler Publishing’s “A Dash of Madness: A Thriller Anthology.” 

What are you working on? 
Currently working on a YA paranormal manuscript. 

How do you write? Longhand, typewriter, laptop, tablet? 
Mostly on my PC, some on my laptop, and I always keep a notebook by my bed, just in case a scene hits me. 

What is your writing zone and how do you get there? 
I write best at night, after everyone is asleep. I enjoy the quiet of the world around me at night time. I can sit at my desk for hours and let the words flow without interruption. 

What’s the hardest thing about writing?
Trying to get what is in my head to mirror the words on the pages. 

What’s the easiest thing about writing? 
The creativity! I can do whatever I want with my characters, they are all mine to do with as I please. 

What are you currently reading? 
I’m reading three books at the moment but putting most of my time into “Austenland” by Shannon Hale. 

Do you prefer reading eBook or paperback? 
I’m old school, I like paperback. 

Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions

Tour Schedule:

October 14
October 15
October 16
October 17
October 17
October 18
October 19
October 20
October 21
October 22

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Tour: All the Wrong Places by Rebecca Fisher

Book Blurb:

In life I had suffered a thousand deaths, and in the midst of death I encountered true life.  I had looked in all the wrong places, until there, on a hill of ivy, I was found.”

Driving aimlessly through the stormy suburbs of San Francisco, Casey Wheeler is fleeing from her abusive and unfaithful husband with her five year old daughter Maddy asleep in the backseat.  With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Casey loses control of her emotions and her car, crashing into a hillside below a mortuary.  Desperately seeking shelter, and more so independence, she finds herself taken in by the mortuary director who apprehensively offers her a job and a place to live.  As she stumbles through the ins and outs of her new and morbid surroundings, Casey is forced into a hostile custody battle with her relentless and increasingly violent husband.  In the midst of all the chaos, she finds a new family and even love in the eccentric and protective people of Golden Oaks Funeral Home.  But just when she has found all she could hope for, she will have to fight to the death to protect it. 
This semiautobiographical story of a single-mother and her journey to self-discovery, independence and a true understanding of love will keep readers captivated and yearning for more.


Author Bio:

Rebecca Fisher graduated with a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Education, and teaches High School English.  Her own experiences living in a mortuary in Northern California and raising her daughter on her own serve as the inspiration for the many macabre and candid encounters in her novel.  She lives in California with her husband and two daughters.

Rebecca Fisher's Top 10 Favorite Movies

1    1.   Pride and Prejudice (2005)
2.     Elf
3.     Jane Eyre (2011)
4.     Crazy, Stupid Love
5.     Silver Linings Playbook
6.     Knight and Day
7.     The Way Way Back
8.     Napoleon Dynamite
9.     One for The Money
10.  How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days


"And there it was, the good news I had hoped for, morphed into my greatest vulnerability. The freer and more empowered I became, the more Jerry’s hatred grew, as if one fed the other. I knew that the man I saw in that courtroom and this new version of myself could not coexist. Either something would change or something would perish, but there would be reckoning.”

Character Casting:

Casey Wheeler                                                                                      Merman Patterson

Lily Collin                                                                                            Jude Law

Oliver                                                                                                    Celia

Henry Cavill                                                                                          Krysten Ritter

Eddie                                                                                                     Uncle Stanley

Jake Johnson                                                                                         Tom Wilkinson

Jerry Wheeler                                                                                 Evelyn Richards

Wilson Bethel                                                                                 Allison Janney

Mr. Richards                                                                                      Vivian

Bruce Greenwood                                                                              Wendi McLendon-Covey

Tour Schedule:

October 13
October 13
October 14
October 14
October 15
October 15
October 16
October 16
October 17
October 17
October 18
October 18
October 19
October 19
October 19