S.D. Hintz – When Slumber Falls

Title: When Slumber Falls

Author: S.D. Hintz

ISBN: N/A

Page count: 187

Genre: Young Adult

Price: $2.99

 

Author Bio:

Author of Blood Orchard, Charnel Harbor, and Starvelings, and CEO/Editor-in-Chief of KHP Publishers, Inc.

 

Tell us about your book:

A trio of witches plots to sacrifice their neighbor’s grandchild.

 

How long did it take to write the book?

1 year

 

What inspired you to write the book?

I’ve always wanted to write a book that took place on the North Shore of Minnesota and pitted a teenager against the forces of evil.

 

Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?

I write for an hour every morning at 5:00am. I did a fair amount of research on witches, herbs and various biblical entities.

 

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?

The moral of the story is that no matter the odds and predicament, never give up and focus on prevailing.

 

Where can we go to buy your book?

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A70KH9C

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-slumber-falls-sd-hintz/1113789247?ean=2940015861266

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/When-Slumber-Falls/book-bBytm9gwOkKq5BJ9ptxzQQ/page1.html?s=JBvMgMe_VE29zYgeifI9fw&r=1

 

Any other links or info you’d like to share?
Feel free to also visit my personal website http://sdhintz.com

 

Excerpt from book:

As he rounded the corner and entered the foyer, he slid to a halt. The deadbolt unlocked and the knob followed suit. Murray’s alarm bells sounded. Did Mrs. Vitikin have a key? Or was she using magic for personal gain? Either way, the devil was entering uninvited.

The front door swung open. Murray’s instincts urged him to slam it. The angel on his shoulder suggested otherwise, reminding him of Grandma Anna’s temper.

Mrs. Vitikin crossed the threshold and Murray stepped back. The scent of must wafted into the house. “Where are your manners, boy? When I knock you let me in, not duck and hide. I don’t have time for your childish games.” She outstretched her hand. “Give this to your grandmother.”

Murray gaped at her skeletal fingers, the nails long, yellow and gnarled. He expected to see a key, but instead she held an odd intertwinement of charred roots and leaves. He immediately wondered what Grandma Anna would want with such a vile necklace. She certainly was too classy to wear it.

Mrs. Vitikin scowled and shook her hand, rustling leaves on the floor. “Take it already! I’m not getting any younger!”

Murray reluctantly reached for the gift. Mrs. Vitikin brought her cane down hard on his hand, knocking it away like a tree branch. She then yanked the necklace over his head and shoved him back with the end of her walking stick. The door slammed shut as Murray fell to the floor, landing on his back. Mrs. Vitikin chuckled, a gut-churning rasp and gurgle.

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Nathan Moore, Jr. – Love Woes

Title: Love Woes

Author: Nathan Moore, Jr.

ISBN-13: 978-1463704797

Page count: 92 (Paperback)

Genre: Romance Drama

Price: $6.99 Paperback/$1.99 E-book

 

Author Bio:

Nathan Moore Jr. worked as an instructional designer and technical writer before taking an interest in creative writing.  He credits his gregarious and kindred spirit as the driving force behind relating to people of all walks of life.  While traveling, he began writing about his various experiences.

With that said, he has successfully self-published three superb short novels- Love Woes (his first short novel), Murderous Seduction, and Black Day Society.  He is currently working on his fourth short novel Deadly Memento which is set for December 2012 release.  His genres include romance drama, murder mystery, suspense thriller, and the supernatural.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching TV, and weight training.

 

Tell us about your book:

A story of love, betrayal, and infidelity. Can one ever truly find their soul-mate?

Love requires sacrifice and surrender. Donovan Campbell, suffers love affliction after meaningless relationships. While involved with Raven Overton, he suffers the ultimate portrait of betrayal from his best friend- Marcus Long, also a middle class male whom he trusts with his life. In the midst of the turmoil, he must continue with his job obligation.

While on a business trip in Saint Louis, Missouri- he meets a very nice, beautiful, and career-minded young lady, Symone Rashard. At an instance, they hit it off beginning a journey of undoubted true love and loyalty until the act of betrayal presents itself to Donovan. Cherise Taylor, an attractive upper class older established female, develops an attraction toward Donovan. The attraction turns for the worse- unfortunately, at least for Symone.

With a feeling of betrayal, Symone opts out of any hopes for a relationship between her and Donovan. Donovan confused and disillusioned by his possible opportunities with Cherise due to her status quo, makes an unwise decision causing him mental anguish as well as hurting those around him. Amid the fact of a failed, broken, and indefinite relationship- will Donovan finally recognize true love?

 

How long did it take to write the book?

Several Months

 

What inspired you to write the book?

After my life’s experiences and crossing paths with many people of various backgrounds, I felt compelled to write about situations that everyone can relate.

 

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?

The consequences behind our everyday decisions and the effect they can have on others around us.

 

Where can we go to buy your book?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nathan-Moore-Jr./e/B005QD5PPQ/

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3649641

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nathanmoorejr

 

Any other links or info you’d like to share?
Blog: http://nathanmoorejr.wordpress.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nathanmoorejr

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nathanmoorejr

 

Excerpt from book:

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Woes-Nathan-Moore-Jr/dp/1463704798/ref=la_B005QD5PPQ_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352764088&sr=1-2#reader_1463704798

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L. Leander – INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders

Title: INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders

Author: L.Leander

ISBN: B008FD5O1E

Page count: 266

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Price: $2.99

 

Author Bio:

L.Leander is an e-book author, freelancer and songwriter.  She writes for Yahoo! Content and does guest posts on author blogs and groups.  As a child L.Leander dreamed of running away to join the circus.  Instead, she grew up to write about it, bringing the magic alive for all who read her work.

Ms. Leander currently resides between Wisconsin and Mexico.  INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders is the first book in a series about a Gypsy wagon circus in pre-Civil War America.

 

Tell us about your book:

The year is 1843.  Bertha Maude Anderson was born sixteen years ago in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.  Raised on a small farm, she lives a hard life far-removed from everything she craves.  Misunderstood by her parents, her only confidante her brother Ezra, Bertha yearns for excitement.  A Gypsy circus comes to town and her world changes forever.

Coaxed into joining the Romanoff Brothers Circus, Bertha’s name is changed to INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders.  She learns to ride Cecil, the elephant, and the two forge an unbreakable bond.  Inzared falls in love, learns to co-exist with the nomadic Gypsies, solves a mystery and grows into a woman, all the while searching for the life she has always dreamed of.

 

How long did it take to write the book?

Three years

 

What inspired you to write the book?

I’ve always loved the circus and as a child I dreamed of running away to join one.  I grew up to write about it instead!

 

Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?

I do have a writing routine, but since I’m a total Pantser it’s not very organized.  I sit down every day for a period of time and write.  The word count doesn’t matter.  I know when I’m done.  The Inzared series involves a lot of research and it’s one of the parts I like most about writing.  I’ve been in touch with circus museum curators all over the world, Roma Gypsies, and civil war buffs.

 

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?

Two things – that women are strong individuals and that you should never give up on your dreams.

 

Where can we go to buy your book?

http://www.amazon.com/INZARED-Queen-Elephant-Riders-ebook/dp/B008FD5O1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342119804&sr=8-1&keywords=inzared

 

Any other links or info you’d like to share?

Video Trailer Link:  http://youtu.be/lQHtsFQGAP0

L.Leander Website:  www.lleander.com

L.Leander Reviews and Interviews:  http://lleandersreviewsandinterviews.wordpress.com/

L.Leander on Twitter: @lleander11

 

Excerpt from book:

Paytre turned to Shandor.  “She’ll need a stage name.”

Shandor thought for a moment.  She thinks she’s such a queen, she can be called Inzared.”

I gasped in delight at the foreign-sounding name he had given me.  “What does it mean?” I asked.

“Queen.  Queen of the Elephant Riders,” Shandor replied.  “We shall bill you as Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders. 

“Here, take Cecil while I get her a costume,” Paytre said.  Shandor led the elephant to the performer’s entrance while Paytre grabbed my hand and pulled me to the changing wagon.  “Lileth, the trapeze artist, is about your size,” he said.  The costume wagon was filled with racks of colorful, neatly-arranged finery.  Gauzy fabrics in every hue beckoned me, sparkling and enticing me to try them on.  At the base of each display were matching shoes, some with pointed toes, some slipper-like, all with sequins or gems attached.   Paytre reached for a bright red leotard and a headdress of red and white plumes set in a silver crown.  “Put these on.”  He shoved the clothing into my arms then reached for a pair of slippers off the shoe rack and a pair of white tights.  “Hurry, get dressed.”  He shut the door, remaining in front of it so no one could enter.

In disbelief, I stared at the armload of clothes I held.  Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders.  Even if only for tonight, I would ride Cecil to the call of the ringmaster and the sound of the trumpet in the circus ring.  I undressed, donned the costume, and deftly pulled my hair up using a comb I found laying on a vanity table.  Pulling on the tights and the glittering red suit, my eyes lingered a moment on the shimmery fabric and spangles sewn haphazardly all over the skimpy garment.  The headdress was a bit difficult, but once it was secured with pins, I put the slippers on my feet.  The girl who smiled at me in the mirror was unrecognizable.  She was beautiful.  She was tall.  She was mysterious.  A pinch of red powder from a jar on the vanity, rubbed into my cheeks and lips, gave my face some color.  Tonight I’d be a star.   I sure hope no one recognizes me.  A pang of guilt stabbed my conscience as I thought about the scanty outfit and what Ma would say, but I tried to ignore the voice and opened the door to Paytre’s admiring whistle.

“You are beautiful, Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders.”  He took my hand and we ran to join Cecil.   “Don’t be scared, just follow my lead.  Cecil likes you and you’ll do fine.”

A line of performers was in place at the back entrance of the Big Top, waiting for the grand entrance.  Laughter tumbled out the door as the clowns went through their antics inside the tent, preparing the audience for the big show to come.

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