About The Author, Jennifer Deese

The Fading Light Blurb. (book 2 in The Osipian Stories)

Hi Folks,

Just a quick update on book 2’s progress. After recently being released from the writer’s block demons I have been working away at getting book 2, The Fading Light done so that we can get it on the market before Spring’s end.

This book, the second in a series of five, (book 1 is The Orchid Keeper) can be read alone or you can read the first book before this one. Each book contains a storyline of its own …but they all do have common ties and references back to previous books.  I myself prefer to read a series of books in order but I know many to whom it doesn’t matter if the story is good alone.

Below you will find a little blurb about The fading Light, book 2 in The Osipian Stories. Below that blurb there will be links to my book pages that will take you to places that the Orchid Keeper can be purchased

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THE FADING LIGHT >>Coming Soon

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What Happens when the light on magical Osipia fades out completely?

When the light begins fade in the magical world of Osipia Cora sees Sols fingerprint again. Once there she meets another Earthling and reunites with Sol.

Things in Osipia are beginning to darken and it ripple effects our Earth.

Creatures of the dark have broken a long standing treaty and are destroying the orchids connected to human souls. Throwing Sols world into increasing darkness and killing the special orchids they feed off of the Soulinium…what remains when these orchids die.

On Earth the population begins to crumble into bitterness, despair, depression and crime. Cora’s daughter contemplates taking her own life as her new husband turns dark.

Can Cora, Eldon, Sol, Osipian foot soldiers and the other Keepers bring back the light and save both planets or will this be the end?

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If you like magical realism and urban fantasy you will love The Osipian Stories. why not start today with already published book 1, The Orchid Keeper? Get to know Cora and Sol from the very beginning of their journey’s together. Its my debut novel and has gotten great reviews thus far. Feed your appetite with The Orchid Keeper while waiting for the Fading Light by Jennifer Deese.

links for The Orchid Keeper pages and places of purchase. (price recently reduced on all platforms)

AMAZON

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCUQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FThe-Orchid-Keeper-Jennifer-Deese-ebook%2Fdp%2FB00MYNGIBG&ei=Oo4dVfPSNcymgwSi2ICABA&usg=AFQjCNGKpRROiwHx20Q8Gx6sfY8otumWhg&sig2=hmOzuLKzVfBwRdD_9r9n8g&bvm=bv.89744112,d.eXY

BARNES

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-orchid-keeper-jennifer-deese/1120162760?ean=9781632639189

BOOKLOCKER

http://booklocker.com/books/7591.html

JENNIFER DEESE ON GOOD READS

http://booklocker.com/books/7591.html

also available on the majority of your favorite online bookstores. actual physical walk in book stores will order the book for you if your looking for the print version.

A Chance Encounter

Source: A Chance Encounter. One of my favourite shorts that I have penned is featured on The Magic of Stories, a blog run by indie author K. Mossman from the UK. Enjoy my short story there and browse her wonderful blog while you are there.

Thank you, Jennifer Deese

Ps. All my links are.listed after the story

Author gives readers something new to sink their teeth into/ Michael J Elliot, Indie Author Extraordinaire

2016-11-06-13-57-58***Michael J Elliot has worked his literary magic again with Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm. Join me in this post while we learn a bit more about him and his works.

***On Halloween 2015, Aussie horror writer launched his first collection of shorts, Portraits Of Dread. His first work was very well received and gained him some very favourable reviews. Now, exactly a year later, Michael is set to chill his readers again with his new collection, Choice Cuts-A Bite From The Dark Realm.
As Michael explained, “This is another eclectic mix of stories, from dystopia, to good old fashioned horror. I hope I’ve created a nice mix for my readers. I’ve tried to add that unexpected twist and the wry humour which readers have told me they enjoyed in my first collection.”
STORIES INCLUDE:
PENANCE
Deep within the bowels of an ancient mountside convent, Sister Elizabeta is locked away praying for forgiveness while the Council of Elders decide on a horrific punishment for her sins. What was Sister Elizabeta’s transgression and what is the punishment she is about to undergo?
A BITE FROM THE DARK REALM.
Something is eating the food at a suburban London supermarket. When his overbearing boss tells Allan to rid the store of whatever is infesting the store, he discovers something far more terrifying than rats and mice.
BLACK SILK PANTIES.
Jacob O’Halloran is a sexually repressed bachelor. He gains his fufillment by stealing women’s panties from suburban clothes lines. When he tries to steal from Audrey he is going to be plunged into a nightmare because Audrey has some issues of her own.
CHOICE CUTS ALSO INCLUDES:
Upon A Dark Horseman
Choice Cuts
Farewell Dear Friend
Brood Mother
And more.

 

You can  buy the paperback version on the Amazon page for $10.99 link below to his author page on Amazon

CONTACT THE AUTHOR.
Michael loves connecting with book lovers and readers from around the world. Feel free to ask him about his work or just say G’day at any of the following.

 Facebook
WordPress

Get the Book

Amazon 

 

Haunting you this Hallow’s Eve

Ghostly Writes Anthology first blog tour stop by Claire Plaisted. #GhostlyWrites #Anthology #PlaistedHousePublishing
A haunting collection dor your spooky reading pleasure. Very happy to.have been a contributing author in this chilling anthology of ghostly tales.

Plaisted Publishing

Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016

It is that time of year again when authors love to haunt you with our scary, horror filled books that will thrill anyone who loves Halloween.

Ghostly Writes Anthology, presented to you by Plaisted Publishing House, Ltd, New Zealand, with a selection of 26 Indie Authors from around the world.  This eBook will be available wordwide from the 31st October. (KINDLE will be late due to getting PERMA FREE established) Each story has its own focus, be it a haunting or not. There are creepy cottages, houses and creatures. Some you won’t want to read at night.

One thing you will notice is that we have left the English Grammar and Spelling in the country of origin – like it or not, it is what it is – English from around the globe.

This year our authors and their stories are:

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The People Behind the Indie Authors/ Indie Services Providers

 

Hello one and all. Today I bring you the people behind the Indie authors. The illustrators, cover artists, formatters, publishers, editors and more.

While the story line and plot itself are the sole work of the authors there is much to be said for those that make it all possible for us. I’ve met many great indie service providers since launching my writing career and would be remiss if I didn’t spotlight some of them here for the world to see and know. While this isn’t a full listing of providers it’s still covers quite a few that were kind enough to provide me with their info and links to share here with you.

Before you go on to check out this awesome list of great and talented folks, I would like to say

Thank you to all of you. Your services are important to Indie authors and without you some of us may be left hanging in the wind with no idea of what to do after the story is written.

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First on my list is the very sweet, word guru,  professional,  personable and reasonably priced Jenelle Roxie Marshall a fine editor and owner/operator of the wonderfully named business,  The Art Of Syntax, LLC.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jenelle. She edited my very first work, The Orchid Keeper novella. She has since gone on to edit other indie authors works and it has been said she is delightful to work with. She’s adept at what she does, and remains respectful and mindful of the creative minds of her clients. She fully understands how important our works are to us ( She is an author of some very fine poetry and musings herself!), and she provides her services with that in mind. If your looking for a thorough editor with a massive knowledge of words, synonyms, grammer and puncuation then I suggest you contact The Art of Syntax. Competitive pricing, and detailed feedback with her edits. Also, she has great skill as a ghost writer. You can learn more on that part o her skills by visiting any of the links I have included.

 Ps. She is an editor at heart and her editor hat is always on… And I bet she will more than likely find quite a few errors in this post 😉

Her link below:

Facebook page, where you can get to know the owner of The Art of Syntax, LLC and check out the projects she has and is currently working on. See TAOS here.

 

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Adam Mitchell  is a truly talented artist. He recently did a map for one of my books and I could not be happier with the end results. In the future I fully intend on having him sketch my book characters as well. Timely, efficient and very personable to work with. Adam has also written a couple books and has provided a few links for you to check out below.

Here’s a bit from the man himself:

I OFFER, WHERE POSSIBLE, CUSTOM HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS . TOTALLY CUSTOM MAPS AND OTHER CARTOGRAPHIC SERVICE. ALSO AM BREAKING INTO BOOK COVERS.


I’VE ALSO RELEASED TWO NOVELS ALL OF WHICH ARE SOLD ON MY WEB PAGE .

 

MY FACEBOOK PAGES FOR ILLUSTRATIONS MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ILLUSTRATIONS

The wonderful map he made for me will soon be gracing the front page of my upcoming book, The Fading Light. Samples of his work can be found on his pages and websites.

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A good cover is imperative. It’s the first thing a reader sees. Covers are like a books calling card. A successful cover can lead to initial sales. Much like when you go out to eat, those pictures of food in the menu draw you to a certain entree, dessert, refreshment etc. The face of our books are very important. It takes real,and true, talent to put together an awesome cover for our babies.

Speaking of real and true talent I bring to the table the lively Julie Nicholls cover artist extraordinaire.  My next book will have her art on its cover. I’ve seen some of her covers and I am truly impressed. She also does some pretty awesome banners.

Here’s a word and some links form Julie; 


 I am Julie Nicholls and I’m also known as Mirishka and JMN Art. As well as an author, I am a graphic designer and creating covers and banners is my game. All of my covers are my own creation, and some of them are digital paintings and some manipulations.


If you’re looking for a cover for your next masterpiece, be it a fantasy romance, urban fantasy, women’s fiction or any other genre, I’m your gal.

My official website hosts some of my works, you can click the link below to see them.

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I thought you’d like to see one of my own personal favorites. This is for my latest novel, Dragon Moon. It started out as a pre made cover that I posted on my site at a reduced rate, but when I had the idea for a new novel, I decided I should keep it. It started out on the left and finished as my own cover.

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.I also create banners for social media or web sites, and promotional banners.




You can find me on Twitter @juliemirishka

On Facebook as Mirishka’s Artwork

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Also please visit my > website to view more of my cover and banner artwork.

I’m easy going, will work with you to find the best possible cover for your novel, and my rates are extremely competitive.

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Joe Compton is a blessing to the Indie world. He has set up a platform that allows for authors to get exposure, discuss their works, inspirations and processes. A fine promoter of all things indie Joe Comptons GoIndieNow platform/site is a go to for what’s going on with some great indie authors/artists. When it comes to offering a place to put yourself and your work out there Joe is your guy. He and those that work with him at GoIndieNow are a must do for many. I allow the man himself to tell you more;

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From Joe Compton, 


GoIndieNow is an online platform that fosters, highlights, and promotes Indies of all art forms and disciplines. We do that in a lot of ways. The best is through our video content. We have our flagship show, GOINDIENOW, a monthly video magazine style show with 3 or 4 featured interviews, a BULLETIN BOARD segment that gives performers insight to places to submit their work and be seen, a NEW RELEASES segment which highlights all the new and exciting things coming out of the world of Indie Artistry,and review segments for even more exposure to Indie artists.We do another fun video show called COFFEE BREAK that is a rapid fire question/conversation with 1 featured artist. We also have a monthly LIVE PANEL Discussion Show, where we talk about the issues and give insight to our worlds.

 TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW OR PANEL

 lATEST COFFE BREAK EPISODE

 LATEST FLAGSHIP SHOW

LAST MONTH’S LIVE PANEL ON BOOK COVERS: http://youtu.be/jYDyLs63rqM

website: http://goindienow.com

FACEBOOK

twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Joedream73

audio podcast version of show http:indienow.po//godbean.com

GoIndieNow is an online platform that fosters, highlights, and promotes Indies of all art forms and disciplines. We do that in a lot of ways. The best is through our video content. We have our flagship show, GOINDIENOW, a monthly video magazine style show with 3 or 4 featured interviews, a BULLETIN BOARD segment that gives performers insight to places to submit their work and be seen, a NEW RELEASES segment which highlights all the new and exciting things coming out of the world of Indie Artistry,and review segments for even more exposure to Indie artists.We do another fun video show called COFFEE BREAK that is a rapid fire question/conversation with 1 featured artist. We also have a monthly LIVE PANEL Discussion Show, where we talk about the issues and give insight to our worlds.

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Anika /Raven Blackburn is an artist and an author from the country of Germany. Another wonderful book cover artist.  I have had the pleasure, through other authors, to see some of her covers and I must say that she certainly has talent. I have read that she is wonderful to work with and delivers, to the author, a wonderful rendition of the writers vision. Her covers relate to the books content very well. Not only is this service provider a wonderful book cover artist , she is also a pretty well established author herself. 

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She specializes in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, but she also loves to create Science Fiction and Horror book covers. When she’s not creating covers or writing stories, you can find her curled up with her cats, coffee and a good book or watching Netflix.


Links:

www.selfpubbookcovers.com/ravenborn

Ravenborn.www.facebook.com/Covers

~Anika aka Raven Blackburn

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Without the help and knowledge of an assistant the weight of it all can overwhelm an author. That is the very reason some of us hire an Author Assistant. I introduce Karina Kantas, author assistant pro.  There is nothing like having someone on your side and in your corner. Kantas not only brings what she promises to the table, she brings more. 

A testimonial by J. Compton

There’s a lot of marketing and promotional sites and a lot this and that promised to you as an artist out there, but with Karina, she has more than a promise. She has your best interest at heart. I think there is no value too high for that. Do you?

This is a testimonial that supports that very statement…do yourself favor and if you need some marketing done or you struggle with the business at hand of selling yourself and getting your name out there, talk to Karina Kantas and KKantas AuthorAssist.

 


Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010977245139&fref=ts

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Lynn Lamb, author of The Survivor Diaries and more, is another person who is indispensable to some authors. A true jack of all trades Lamb does just about everything; writes, assists, trailers, pomos, teasers etc. I have a trailer for my novella that she did and I am extremely happy with it. She gets deep into the emotion an author wishes to portray and  brings it to life in her trailers, banners, promos and teasers. With an education in film making Lynn brings a lot to the table and she puts it all to good use. 

Here is the wonderful trailer she did for my novella:

The Orchid Keeper Trailer
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Heres a bit from Lynn;

Bio:
When I started writing, I thought the hardest part of putting out a book would be bleeding my heart out on the page. Little did I know that, in this new world of the indie author, the real challenge would be to get seen in a swamp of millions of books published each year.

My BA in Film certainly positioned me in the book trailer arena, but I also went about perfecting “banner” making. Now, I am hoping to share my skills with those writers too busy to fuss with learning photo and video editing.

I would love to help you get your hard work presented in a professional manner. I understand tight marketing budgets and will do my best to work with you to create images that match your imagination. Stay on top of the latest book marketing tends with Book Banners Etc!


Full menu of author services: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/menu.html

Banners: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/banners.html

Book Trailers: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/book-trailers.html

Facebook Book Launch Coordinator: http://www.bookbannersetc.com/book-launch-coordinator.html

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Janelle and Rob Alex ….Every authors dream team!!!!!

Rob and Janell Alex are wonderful and the vast amount of knowledge between the two of them is something they willingly share with Indie authors around the globe. The information these two share, in their groups, Live Facebook feeds etc. has helped me immensely. Both are very personable and approachable people. With them there is no dumb question and they do their very est to answer any and all questions. Our success as writers is important to them. They understand the creative process so keenly I believe because they both have gone through it all. They are both writers/authors themselves, so the advice they give and the help they offer is tried and true. They have a wonderful group called Creative Marketing for Authors and I have learned a lot in that group and the Live video feeds they do on a weekly basis. 

LINKS, TESTIMONIALS & A BIT ABOUT THEM;

Private Coaching:

http://authorstalkaboutit.com/coaching/personal-coaching/

Author VIP Day:
http://authorstalkaboutit.com/author-vip-day/

Podcast
http://www.authorstalkabout.com

Social Media:

http://www.facebook.com/AlexFamilyAdventures
http://www.instagram.com/AlexFamilyAdventures
http://www.twitter.com/janelledalex
http://www.facebook.com/janelle.alex

Testimonials:

Janelle and Rob Alex helped me create magic. They spent a considerable amount of time getting to know my brand and my message.  Simply put, Janelle and Rob are not only wonderfully talented people but deliver results! – Laura Corn, New York Times Best Selling Author of 101 Nights of Great Sex

I finally found the gems I was looking for to improve my social media – Janelle and Robert.  They take the time to understand their client’s branding and direction of their marketing. They ask the right questions and carefully listen to the answers.  They are simply some of the greatest professionals I’ve ever met.  – Patrice Bisiot, Celebrity Hairstylist, Author, Motivational Speaker

It is refreshing to work with people who put in the time to authentically help other authors. – Darryl Lyons, Co-founder and CEO of Pax Financial Group, Author of Small Business Big Pressure

Inklings author, Meg Hafdahl’s interview was fun, easy to do and a great marketing success. – Fern Brady, Executive Director and CEO of Houston Writers Guild

Thanks so much to Janelle and Rob for intervieing me on Authors Talk About It show.  I really enjoyed the chat and appreciated their very energectic and refreshing interview style.  The questions were great!  They really deliver on providing relevant content to their listeners. – Chuck Blakeman, CranksetGroup, Author of Why Employees are Always a Bad Idea

I appreciated the time and effort that went into our discussion. Not just the time spent, but the obvious time spend on preparing for the chat beforehand, and the focus and astute observations in the course of our time together.  Many thanks! – Michaelbrent Collings, Bestselling Novelist, Screenwriter and Writing Instructor

 More can be found here



Dr. Janelle Alex, Ph.D.
Traveling Entrepreneur – Living Free – Currently in Panama City Beach, FL

I’m a visibility coach for women entrepreneurs, who dream of traveling the world with their families but don’t know how to be seen by their ideal clients and fans. I help them develop a “Here I Am” plan that fits their lifestyle, so they can create personal freedom while having super successful businesses and thriving relationships as moms and wives.


Join my brand new Facebook Group – Women Entrepreneurs Blazing a Trail

Join our Facebook Group – Creative Author Marketing

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Well folks, that is it for this installment of, The People Behind The Indie Authors. Stay tuned for another installment next week ,where we will take a good look at some indie publishers, Markie Jordan- Madden and Claire Plaisted, of Metamorph Publishing and Plaisted House Publishing, some indie editors, beta readers and much more.

Thanks for reading.

Blessings,

Jennife Deese-Author

 

 

Ghostly Writes Anthology -Coming Soon

Ghostly Writes is coming out soon. An eclectic mix of Scary and haunting short stories. Check out Claire Plaisteds post about it for a bit more info. Will be published in October 2016. Are you prepared to take an eerie walk through the minds of authors from around the globe? Ghostly Writes is right up a horror lovers alley.
Jennifer Deese – Author

Plaisted Publishing

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We are on a roll.  Thegroupis growing in leaps and bounds.  Together we have created a friendly group of authors, many who I am getting to know for the first time.    We are all sharing our skills with each other, be it editing, art or even teasers fro promotion.  I have been astounded by the wonderful vibes which abound.

It goes to show even when you write ghost, horror or thiller stories you can still have a blast and enjoy the fruits of our labour.  The short stories have been amazing. Some are simple, some are scary or scary to think about – depending on how much imagination you use while reading, others are slightly gory.  All are wonderful.  I can’t wait to read the rest.

Due to the groups growth, I have extended the submission deadline to 16th October.  I doesn’t matter is some don’t get…

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Author Spotlight/Rocky Rochford Indie Writer

I bring to you today the very talented Indie Author Rocky Rochford. He is currently celebrating his newest release  Wait and Bleed. See it and buy it here

This collection of related shorts is written well, and if read on a dark stormy night will indeed give you the chills, make you lock the doors, check under the beds and in the closets, as well as turn on every light in the house while you arm yourself to the teeth with whatever you have available. Chillingly written. Meet Jack the likable psychotic. Yes, I said likable psychotic. Mr Rochford has created a bad psychotic character that somehow you find yourself liking, despite his despicable tendencies. The emotions I feel and felt for this character reminded me very much of how I felt about the  character Dexter , a once very popular series on premium TV. Well done Rocky. Very superb writing skills. Wait and Bleed

 

Here’s a bit of who my spotlight author is in his own words:

I am a Scuba Diving, Photo taking, Adventure Seeking, Sword Collecting, Writer & Marine Conservationist. I’m a handful of years into my twenties, but after living life on the road, going town to town before finally settling down, I’ve gained great insight into the world and her workings. From Day 1 I have been a Writer and a Writer I shall forever remain.
I like to consider myself to be a Student of Everything, and yet a Master of Nothing, who does not choose what he writes, but writes what chooses him, be it fantasy, crime, poetry, philosophy or even adventure. After all life is a journey we all get to experience, just like a good book.
Read more on his Amazon page. Link is above. This is an author you want to follow. I am not surprised to see that Wait and Bleed is quickly climbing the ranks in horror.
As well as Wait and Bleed  Mr. Rochford has written many other stories for your reading pleasures. His writing style is fluid and he really has a knack of getting his characters to creep around in the readers head …long after they have put the book down.
Hers more of his titles:

Deep Water Novels:

Phoenix Rises

London Calling


Rise of the Elohim Chronicles:

The Spirit of Iris
The Hour of Darkness
The Eye of Mares (Coming Soon)

Don’t Turn Around Trilogy:
Don’t Turn Around
Don’t Say A Word
Don’t Even Blink

The Entwined Saga:
Dead on the Floor
Salt in the Wound

The First Glance
I Watched Her Die
Burning for You
Save Her

Congratulations Rocky Rochford on yet another well written walk into the darkest and deepest recesses of a psychotic mind. I am a fan and will continue to be. May you continue to make all your writing dreams come true. You, my literary and cyber friend, shall go far for sure!
 May the monsters we writers create be the creatures of your nightmares…lol because that means we are doing it right!

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In my endeavors, over many years, to catch a good night’s sleep I have failed at least 80% of the time. Try as I might to get everything done, to clear my mind, to settle in and settle down nothing seems to work when insomnia hits

I have tried herbal teas, valerian, melatonin, over the counter sleep aides, yoga, meditation, sleep music, etc to no avail. No matter what it is I employ to get me to sleep, it seems as if my circadian sleep cycle forgot it is supposed to be a cycle!!! Or rather yet it has failed to even exist!

I toss, I turn, I get back up and turn on the television. I curse, I cry, I pace to and fro…still to no avail. I used to find that wine would make my mind fuzzy enough to sneak in a few Z’s here and there through-out…

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The Secret by Karen J. Mossman FREE for Next Three Days!!!

Greetings and blessings my fellow readers and writers. I am posting today about a very talented author by the name of Karen J. Mossman. Having read some of her previous work I am thrilled to say that this book, The Secret , is definitely in my TBR.

 Mossman writes with a unique flair that let’s you truly get to know her characters.  Fluid in her delivery and creative in the way she sets up a story I highly recommend her previous books and have no problem recommending The Secret. 🙂 

So, with no further delay I give to you a bit about the book, where to find it, what readers think of it,  and the lovely writer of it , Karen J. Mossman. Her websites, buy sites and other info are included throughout the post. 

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Check out that cover!!! It  Screams “Read me, read me!” 🙂

 

~~~First I think it prudent to say that…The Secret is…*Free* on  25th-26th-27th May*  Grab/download a copy today. I have! ~~~

***Buy it here…

 https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Karen-J-Mossman-ebook/dp/B017EYGBPM ***

 

BLURB:
Kerry O’Brien has a secret so terrible it burns inside her. All she wants is to be part of a normal family, but with a stepfather like Bill, that is impossible.

Set in the 1970s when secrets like this were only ever whispered about, Kerry somehow keeps her humour by pretending everything is fine. Then she meets biker Tommy, and he has his own secret; one that impacts on her.
Kerry’s secret becomes harder to keep and the tell-tell signs are harder to hide. Can she keep it together? Can Tommy and Kerry get it together?

Then the worst happens and Kerry’s secret is a secret no more.
‘As I walked over I knew he would take off his helmet and his hair would fall over his face. He would flick it back with his hand and I was excited with anticipation. I loved the way he looked.
I smiled and came towards him. He took off his helmet and it fell to his wrist like a basket handle, as his other hand flicked away his hair. Something inside pinged and that feeling I’d had for days came back with intensity.’

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What readers are saying:

“The story is gripping and interesting, the romance warm and simmering. I absolutely loved the ending, which gives the story an almost fairy tale-like feeling. All in all, it was a very enjoyable two hour read, and I whole heartedly recommend it to fans of the genre.”
S Anderson

“I really enjoyed this book and I was automatically drawn into the characters world, from the very first page. Tommy treats Kerry like a queen and it’s so refreshing to read a story where the man respects and truly loves the girl.”
Jenna Hodge

“The characters were so real and the story definitely so believable. These sort of secrets unfortunately still go on. Let’s hope others can find the strength, just like Kerry to come out the other side.”
Lindy-Lou

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Get your copy here today : 

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Karen-J-Mossman-ebook/dp/B017EYGBPM

About the author 

Karen J Mossman lives in Anglesey in Wales with her husband. She had written 4 books, three themed short story collections, The Missing, Behind The Music, Heroes and Joanna’s Journey, a novel set in the 1980s.

Follow Karen on her author page at

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Karen-J-Mossman-author-writer/1518090468464294

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Author/Book Spotlight-D.M. Cain

When it comes to dystopian writers  DM Cain surely delivers. Join me today as I feature this dynamic author. I am honored to be a part of an indie Authors group along with Cain and from what  I have grow to know of her I have to admit I truly see her as one of my  ne favorite dystopian writers!

So with no further delay I introduce to you (*** insert drum roll here***) D.M. Cain!!!!!!!

 

The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain

The brand new edition of dystopian, psychological thriller The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain was released on December 11th. Originally published in May 2014, this new Booktrope edition has had a complete editing overhaul plus a stunning new cover design.

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The book is available to buy from a wide range of digital and paperback distributors, including Amazon:

US: www.amazon.com/D.M.-Cain/e/B00LTTX3PA/

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/D.M.-Cain/e/B00LTTX3PA/

*Author: D.M. Cain

*Title: The Phoenix Project

*Genre: Psychological thriller/Dark thriller/Dystopian

*Book Content: Occasional adult language, graphic violence, and mild sexual content.

While I totally loved  the Original Cover Design from the first edition, I must admit the above new cover is perfect! Old cover below:

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Synopsis:

How can you fight to the death, when you’ve given up on life?

A thought provoking and compelling dystopian world that will change the way you view justice…

A man fights for life—and redemption—in D. M. Cain’s riveting re-released novel, The Phoenix Project.

Britain has descended into chaos as violence and terrorist attacks seethe across this once-peaceful country. Outraged by the steady stream of lawlessness, citizens demand a harsher penal system, and the Phoenix Project is born.

In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death in a weekly bloodbath while the nation cheers them on.

Raven Kennedy, a prisoner who has never forgiven himself for his unspeakable crime, struggles against his own guilt and self-loathing. But even as the real war wages on within himself, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison’s most ruthless killing machines. Can he survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him—and one day find the forgiveness he seeks?

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‘The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain is a superbly written debut, soaked in tension and intrigue,’ Jack Croxall, author of the ‘Tethers’ trilogy.

An interesting fact about The Phoenix Project: The horrifying ‘dark room’ in The Phoenix Project (a pitch-black sensory deprivation cell) was inspired by D.M. Cain’s visit to the Terror Haza in Budapest—a museum dedicated to the fascistic and communistic regimes that operated from the building. In the cellar of the Terror Haza are the old cells used to imprison and torture inmates. D.M. crawled inside a very low cell and shut the door, casting herself into total darkness. It was terrifying and claustrophobic, and she only lasted five minutes in there!

****D.M. Cain Biography****

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D.M. Cain is a dystopian and fantasy author working for US publisher Booktrope. She has released three novels: The Phoenix Project – a psychological thriller set in a dystopian future, Soren – a middle-grade fantasy, and A Chronicle of Chaos – the first in a dark fantasy series. She is currently working on the next novel in the series, ‘The Shield of Soren’, and a novella to accompany it.

D.M. Cain is also a member of the International Thriller Writers and is one of the creators and administrators of the online author group #Awethors. Her short story ‘The End’ was published in Awethology Dark – an anthology by the #Awethors.

Cain lives in Leicestershire, UK, with her husband and young son, and spends her time reading, writing and reviewing books, playing RPGs and listening to symphonic metal.

Links:

Website: www.dmcain84.com

Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/XevZH

Amazon: www.amazon.com/D.M.-Cain/e/B00LTTX3PA/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMCainauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMCain84

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DMCain/posts

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7888430.D_M_Cain

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzt_E8st1pyfkoTiA4E5jNg

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Thank you kindly for checking out my author/book spotlight feature for today. I featured Awesome author and world penning D.M. Cain and as I read more of her stuff I imagine I will become a steadfast fan for sure…and I am sure you all will become fans as well!!!! Show your support and visit/like her pages, grab copies of her works and add The Phoenix Project by D.M. Cain to you ‘To be read’ list today!!!