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Guest author: Mary Smith – No More Mulberries is FREE

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I’m very grateful to Sue for allowing me to guest on her blog to share the news that my novel, No More Mulberries is FREE between now and Sunday 9th July.

No More Mulberries is set in Afghanistan. Scottish-born midwife, Miriam loves working at a health clinic in rural Afghanistan but she can no longer ignore the cracks appearing in her marriage. Her doctor husband has changed from the loving, easy-going man she married. When Miriam acts as translator at a medical teaching camp she hopes time apart might help her understand the cause of their problems. An old friend appears, urging her to visit the village where once she and her first husband had been so happy. Miriam finds herself travelling on a journey into her past, searching for answers to why her marriage is going so horribly wrong.

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Smorgasbord Reblog – Where do you go to (now) my lovely by Paul Andruss

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Last week Paul Andruss posted a companion piece to Kevin Morris’s article on swearing in public which includes blogging..  Here is an extract and if you would like to know origins of the words you might sometimes let slip… head over and read the whole post.

Thanks to Kevin Morris of New Author Online for excellent his post ‘It’s my blog and I’ll swear if I like’.

And Chris The Story Reading Ape for reblogging Kevin.

Together they got me off my sorry slothful behind to put virtual pen to virtual paper. Something I’ve been meaning to do since watching Big Brother UK a week or so ago.

Watching Big Brother, now there’s a ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ moment. The phrase signifying a point of irrevocable change: from which there’s no way back.

In the show, two women (one about 40, the other 20ish) were arguing. The 40 year old…

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NEW RELEASE – ‘INTO ETERNITY’ (Book Three in The Eternals Series)…

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Fantasy / Science Fiction

Queen Serena and her allies have fled the Nordic massacre, taking Princess Linka with them. For Jean, it’s heartbreak; for Merryweather and the abandoned Aurora, far worse. Not even the return of a broken Prince Grella and a dramatic escape from an obliterated Hvit softens the blow of their loss. Tempers flare and the pursuit resumes.

Leaving the Arctic ice behind, Jean and the others must reconcile with both current and past deaths, as they close in on the Baltic home of the hated Duke Gorgon. Here, their enemies gather and confrontation is inevitable.

Under Merryweather’s frustrating tutelage, Jean marches from one infuriating revelation to another, but as the lies unravel and the truth unfurls, he discovers the Britannian is not the fool he’s taken him for. The enigmatic Merryweather appears the key to the greatest mystery of all. But will he ever show his true…

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Review: Abomination

Excellent review for an excellent book!

Jane Dougherty Writes

I must post this enthusiastic review of ‘Abomination’ which made my day when I saw it yesterday. I’m really pleased to know that this reader got a lot of fun out of the book.

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This review is from: Abomination: (A Young Adult Fiction Novel) (The Pathfinders Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

‘Abomination’ is the first book in ‘The Pathfinders’ series by Jane Dougherty. I will start off by saying that I immensely enjoyed this apocalyptic novel. It was dark, gritty, and raw and had me completely pulled into the story. ‘Abomination’ is a fantastic read which is very well written and the story (even though apocalyptic /post-apocalyptic has been done before), is very original and engrossing.

One of the first things I noticed, was seeing parallel elements from ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding, and I feel has elements…

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Spotlight: Olga Nuñez Miret Author/Translator

An informative author spotlight with Olga Nunex Miret.

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The devil whispered in my ear,

“You’re not strong enough

to withstand the storm.”

Today I whispered in the devil’s ear,

“I am the storm.”

I introduce to you today Hurricane Olga Nuñez Miret. Author, Psychiatrist, translator, blogger––these titles do not begin to describe the woman. It is difficult to keep tract of all of Olga’s accomplishments, believe me, there are a plethora of deeds. I am certain that you will take pleasure in getting to know Olga Nuñez Miret as much as I have because apart from being a talented author and fascinating woman, she’s also a lovely human being.

Olga is a great supporter of fellow authors, writers and bloggers. On her blog you’ll find many book reviews and author spotlights, so please be sure to check it out.

**Click on the picture below to read about a book event she and her mom helped organize in Madrid…

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Eileen Bell – update on the third book in a series

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Eileen Bell has been featured previously several times on Reading Recommendations, first in Jan. 2014 as part of The Apocalyptic Four, then with news about the first two books in her Marie Jenner Mystery series, here and here. She’s back now to tell us about the third book in this series, just being released.

Stalking the Dead
by E.C. Bell
Published by Tyche Books
Genre: Paranormal Mystery, 3rd in a series

Marie Jenner is going home.

When Marie’s slightly-more-than-boss, James Lavall, decides it is vital that he speak to her mother, face to face, about Marie and all her secrets, she follows him to Fort McMurray.

What Marie doesn’t realize is that her stalkery ex-boyfriend, Arnie Stillwell, has gone home, too. And he’s managed to get himself killed just about the time James rolled into town, making James “a person of interest” in the Stillwell murder investigation.

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Amaranthine Celebration

Join the fun!

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

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On June 17th, join myself and six fellow authors in Once Upon a Page book group on Facebook for a night of games, prizes, and fun! I’ll kick the party off at 2pm (central), and close it down at ten pm (central), but in between you’ll be treated to a host of…well, hosts! Check it out:

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2-3 pm – Joleene Naylor
3-4 pm – LB Stimson
4-5 pm – Kitty Berry
5-6 pm- Jonathan Harvey
6-7 pm- Chloe Hammond
7-8 pm- Sarah King
8-9 pm- Gabriella Messina
9-10 pm- Joleene Naylor

The virtual party will be held in the Once Upon a Page book group on Facebook, which means you don’t have to leave your house, but you do have to join the group to participate. Then, between 2pm and 10pm central, log in and head over to the group to play games and win prizes! And who knows? If there are…

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Goddess of Night: Book Review

Goddess of Night (Amaranthine Book 9) by Joleene Naylor

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A war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend Sarah and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, never dreaming the fight will come to them.

A horrific attack leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins. Sightings say Sarah may have escaped, but with her mother in a coma, should Katelina go? Or should she stay? Will more destruction follow when Samael catches Lilith’s scent?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the weak, terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

Get a copy on Amazon or Smashwords.

My Review: What an amazing end to the Amaranthine saga. I’m just blown away by what Joleene Naylor has done with this series. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – this vampire series does NOT sparkle. The Amaranthine series is definitely for grownups. Raw, sometimes violent, sexy, and filled with twists and turns, the series as a whole is absolutely incredible. Goddess of Night is certainly no exception.

In this book, our heroine Katelina proves she is no longer a frightened human who is being shoved kicking and screaming from one bad situation to the next. She has taken control of her destiny and her life. She plunges headfirst into an all-out war between ancient vampires of unimaginable powers. What I love about Katelina is that even though she has become a strong fighter and a fearsome immortal, she still carries with her some of her human vulnerabilities. When it comes to relationships, she still sometimes makes decisions based on emotion instead of logic. I love the fact that, despite her enormous evolution as a character throughout this series, she is still Katelina. Of course, I have my favorite secondary characters, but among those who really stood out to me in this book were Micah (love him in this book!), Oren, Torina, and Zander.

For those who are familiar with this series, there are some serious shockers in Goddess of Night. Lives are lost, while others are changed beyond recognition. A huge betrayal leaves Katelina reeling. I finished reading this book two days ago, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I even dreamed about it last night! Needless to say, I am more in love with the Amaranthine world than ever. Please, if you haven’t read this series, do yourself a favor and get started right now.

My Rating: 5 stars!!!

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Interview with Author Sharnel Williams

Today, I’m pleased to introduce Sharnel Williams. She has been featured on this blog in the past, but since her original interview, she has greatly expanded her list of accomplishments. Sharnel’s story has inspired many people and she is a role model to many women. I hope you will enjoy this interview.

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Hi, Sharnel. Welcome back to Authors to Watch. Can you please tell us a little about yourself?

Born & raised in Newark, NJ, I’m a wife, mother, writer, radio host and entrepreneur.

I understand you are hosting a Women Empowerment Luncheon. How did you get the idea to host this event?

I knew it was time to tell my story. One day I posted on Facebook to be a part of someone’s Women Empowerment Conference. I receive a couple of inboxes and they were telling me to have my own. Then the rest was history.

What types of events do you have planned as part of this event?

It would be 10 motivational speakers including myself. This is my first, so I’m going to keep it simple. I’m still learning. Food-Entertainment-Raffle-Gift bags.

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How do you think this event will help and empower women?

It will help in many ways. If one speaker can inspire one person, we have done our job.

Where can my readers go to learn more about the luncheon or to buy tickets?

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-are-not-alone-presents-women-empowerment-luncheon-registration-29131287465?aff=es2

What inspired you to begin your writing and publishing career?

It was different for me. My son passed away from leukemia 2 days after his 12th birthday. That’s when my writing started. Yes, I was a late bloomer.

Can you tell us about your published books?

I have several books published. I would love for everyone to support my work. You can go to my website and learn more about me and my books: www.authorsharnel.com

Can you tell us a little about your publishing company, Shar-Shey Publishing?

Yes. Let’s start with the name. Shar, come from Shakil my son and Sharnel. Shey, come from I had a stillborn fullterm in 1992 and I named her Varshey. I started my company because I wanted people who couldn’t afford them high price companies, to be able to get their stories out with an affordable company. www.sharsheypublishingcompany.com

As an author, publisher, and speaker, how do you use your story to inspire others to achieve their dreams?

I look back at my life, never thought about writing a book. Never knew my son was going to pass away at an early age, from cancer. I inspire others by my accomplishments. Meaning, you are going to get Tested in life. You must follow your goals and keep walking straight. Things happen for a reason.

What’s next for you, Sharnel? Do you have any upcoming books, events, or projects to tell us about?

Yes. My son has a memorial park in Newark, NJ @ Branch Brook Park. Every year we have an event around August, it’s free to the public.  We give back to the kids.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me and continue supporting me. God is Good!

To learn more about Sharnel Williams, you can visit the following links:

 

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