Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blitz: Spy by Night by Jordan McCollum

An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. She writes stories about love, lies, secrets and sometimes spies, and she helps writers craft their fiction to make their stories and their prose more engaging. 

All four of the novels in her Spy Another Day series were named finalists in the Whitney Awards, a juried prize. Spy by Night is a prequel to the other novels in the series.

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"After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone. But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.

Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her façade, he has to get to know her better.

Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together."

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10 Fun Facts About Me

1. I've cached disguises, made dead drops, evaded surveillance and completed other spy missions in a large city. To research for my spy books, I took a spy escape and evasion class from a former CIA officer, and this was part of it!

2. I know Spanish and American Sign Language, and have picked up a few phrases in Russian and Irish (Gaelic) for story research.

3. I was born and raised in the South. I have strong opinions about barbecue and cornbread.

4. For one of my current works in progress, I took a research trip to LA, tried rock climbing, and hiked to the top of an 11,750-foot mountain. (These were all separate events!)

5. I have five children, ages twelve and under. I don't find time to write; I sacrifice other things to make the time. 

6. As a child, I performed with the National Opera Company in La Boheme and The Magic Flute . . . as a nonsinging child in crowd scenes.

7. When I was fifteen, I went to Ottawa with my dad on a business trip. We stayed at the Château Laurier, which features in a few of the books in the Spy Another Day series. 

8. My husband and I went to New Zealand on our honeymoon because his parents were serving as missionaries there . . . and I hadn't met them yet.

9. Four of my five children were born before their due dates. The one laggard waited two days past hers so she could arrive on my birthday. 

10. On the rare occasions I'm not with my family or writing, I like to read, knit, or play the piano, flute, guitar or ukulele.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Blitz: Soul Mirrors by Wiley a Haydon III

My love of storytelling traces back to my step-mother, who spun wonderful fantasy stories when I was child. I finished my first novel at sixteen. That first attempt was terrible, but taught me quite a bit about story construction. Though I would start numerous other projects in the following years, I wouldn't actually complete another book for another 21 years. 
I wasn't idle in that time, though. I earned a degree in engineering, married the love of my life, worked as a semi- truck driver crisscrossing the country, moved from Texas to North Dakota and then came back home. 
It's been a fun and interesting journey. I really enjoy engineering, but writing was my first passion, and I'm excited to share it with you.
I currently live in West Texas with my wife and our two adorable (but weird) cats.

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 ~ Website

"No one knows how human genetics evolved to create Mirrors. No one knows how the evidence of a criminal’s last horrendous act can be confirmed in a single gaze of a child’s silvered eyes. But just because science can’t explain something doesn’t mean it can’t be used, and this gift is simply too valuable to ignore.

Twins Thomas and Ashley Ross have grown up knowing they would be used as Mirrors for the “good” of humanity. When their powers mature at age twelve, they are taken weekly to fulfill their role. By reliving the most heinous crimes from a perpetrators’ perspective, they alone can assure that no innocent people will be executed, and that the worst offenders are not set free due to lack of evidence.

Justice is not without cost, however. Taking on the memories of others is a destructive process, one that quickly consumes the children involved until most take their own lives. As despair threatens to drown Thomas and Ashley, a distant hope keeps them from succumbing: If they can make it to their eighteenth birthday, their contract with the government will be fulfilled. Changing views on the morality of their role threatens to tear them apart, but the twins struggle to cling to each other and try to construct a fragile life above the weekly flood of horrors. 

As their work takes it toll, however, a new question emerges: does survival even matter when you’re already broken beyond repair?"

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK


 “Why do you think I do this?” Sam demanded suddenly. His voice was hard, almost angry.
“It’s a paycheck.”
Sam shook his head firmly. Even in the dark, Thomas could make out the gesture. “I told you the day I met you that I could make more money doing something else.”
Memory of a conversation floated to the surface, and instinctively Thomas pushed it away before realizing that this time the memory seeking his attention was his own. He remembered sitting in the plane, talking after that first Reflection.
“To make a difference,” Thomas said. “And you don’t think you’d have done that today.”
“Yes, Thomas. Someday I’ll lose this job by caring too much for one of my kids, but it wasn’t today. I’m not going to sacrifice everything when it won’t make any difference.”

For a long moment, Thomas processed that. Then, quietly, he said, “It would have made a difference to me.”

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Blitz: Seeing Red by Alison Clifford

Alison is the author of the White Rose series and the New London books, and is a member of the Australian Crime Writers Association. 

She has served in both the Australian Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Air Force, and now lives in Tasmania with her family. 

Alison is a self-confessed stationery junkie, loves forests, and drinks too much tea.

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Have you ever enraged a murderer?

Redhead Nell, a civilian psychologist with the US Navy, takes her dream job at a submarine base to escape a protective family and build a life of her own. Meeting James, the handsome skipper of the submarine Scottsdale, is a bonus she hadn’t expected.

When Nell is attacked after a body is pulled from the local river, two investigations swing into motion, with no obvious link between them. The killer plots to keep the cases separate and conceal the damning secrets from his past that would lead to a connection, and his demise.

As his attempts to complete the cover-up fail, his frustration and rage turn toward the person who stands in his way.

The redhead shrink. 

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Top Ten List:

Top Ten favourite things (in no particular order)
1.   My family
2.   The movie The Hunt for Red October
3.   Trees in any setting
4.   My rescue greyhound, Molly
5.   Irish Breakfast Tea
6.   Reading
7.   Motorsport – any kind, at any level
8.   Stationery
9.   Anything to do with the military

10.        Road trips

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Blitz: The Tea Shop by Bernadette Marie

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty books. 

The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.

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Seeing the future is a curse that Abigail Weston has carried her entire life. Knowing how and when someone will be hurt, or the whereabouts of missing people, haunts her enough to move away from the town that no longer trusts her.

When real estate developer Carson Stone meets the intuitive Abigail, he can't help but feel the connection to her and wonder if love at first sight is possible, especially since they share a passion for old buildings. She believes they all should remain, while he builds new ones in their place.

No matter Abigail's feelings for Carson, knowing that their future is to be together does not ensure them a happily ever after, especially if she can't figure out what the other side is trying to show her--because in her visions Carson's future is dark and cold.


Top Ten List:


1. I have 5 sons who are 6 years apart. (all biological too)

2. I opened my first business shortly after my 20th birthday

3. I've been driving forklifts since I was 7

4. I have a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

5. I write 3-4 books at a time.

6. I didn't like to read when I was younger. (What!?)

7. My favorite meal growing up was steak, rice, and peas.

8. I'm a loud (but respectful) hockey mom.

9. I try to go to Disneyland each year for my birthday (and we live in it's a task.)

10. I was born on the 4th of July.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Blitz: Gifted by the Moon by Lillith Black

Lillith Black lives in Southern California, where she enjoys sun and warm weather and writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

She loves a good book; her favorite genres are paranormal romance, sci-fi and fairy tales. Her favorite shows include Doctor Who, Stranger Things and X-files. Her favorite book hero is Sherlock Holmes and, when she travels, she spends her evenings in the hotel room binging on Forensic Science.

She is currently working on a vampire romance Love Me or Bite Me.

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He was born to love her, but will she allow herself to be loved? 

Amaris comes from a poor broken family where she was never loved. On the night of her 19th birthday, she meets Gustavo, handsome, eloquent, wealthy. When he tells her that he is destined to love her, she rejects the idea, but the mysterious sparks that fly every time they touch, stop her in her tracks.

Gustavo reveals to Amaris that they both belong to an ancient order of the Moon, and he is born to be only with her, to love and protect her. When she falls violently sick, and only Gustavo knows how to save her, they are forced to travel across the world where Amaris discovers her true self and wakes up the powers that could start a war between two feuding ancient clans.

When the fight breaks out, and Gustavo and others are kidnapped, Amaris has to accept who she is and step into her power to save the ones she loves.

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Top Ten List:

10 Fun Facts about Lillith Black:

1.   I was born left-handed, but in our schools writing with a left hand was not allowed and I was forced to learn to write with my right. As a result, I’m now ambidextrous.

2.   My hair color is burgundy and has been for the past 20 years. It also happens to be my favorite color (along with black).

3.   I learned how to read when I was 3 and the teachers in pre-school used to sit other kids around me and make me read to them (lazy butts!). By the age of 7 I read in 2 languages.

4.   One of the classes in our high school was military education and I learned how to pull apart and put together the Kalashnikov’s automatic weapon. My personal record was 73 seconds.

5.   My great-grandpa was a book store owner and a book doctor, my grandma was a librarian and so was my sister-in-law. Books had surrounded me my whole life.

6.   I love the ocean and any large body of water really, but I can’t swim and I get seasick.

7.   My tastes in music are very diverse and when I put my iPod on shuffle I get Mozart followed by Justin Timberlake followed by Black Sabbath followed by ABBA followed by 50 Cent. My favorite bands of all time are Queen and Pink Floyd.

8.   I work in tech support and I’m a math major, but I crochet, knit, sew and macramé.

9.   My favorite pastime is karaoke. I’ve been told that I’m pretty good.

10.                Even though I don’t write in it (yet!), one of my favorite genres is sci-fi, especially the stories that have to do with space travel and time travel, and also robots (I love you, Isaac Asimov!)

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