Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LOVE IS EVERYTHING by Elsie Hillman-Gordon

LOVE IS EVERYTHING
by Elsie Hillman-Gordon

Do you like to read inspirational fiction? Do you believe that people who have loved and lost can find true love again, that a hurting heart can heal, and that God’s love will see you through difficult times? If so, you’ll enjoy reading Love Is Everything.

It’s the story of thirty-five year old Vanessa Dennison—a woman struggling to find joy in life and doubting her faith in God after losing her parents in a tragic accident. But after reluctantly accepting a blind date with Elliott Reeves, a handsome widower with a strong faith and young daughter, she embraces anew her relationship with God and the power of love.

Sweet and emotional, this tale of rediscovering love, faith, and hope is sure to touch your heart. It’s a must read for anyone who’s ever loved and lost, especially those still reluctant to take a chance on love.

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ABOUT ELSIE

Award-winning author Elsie Hillman-Gordon published her first fiction novella, Love Is Everything, in May 2014. Her book received the Gold/1st Place award for *Best Short Story* in the 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program.

Elsie lives in Washington, DC with her husband. She holds a BA in English and executive graduate certificates in editorial practices and marketing. She has worked for several media organizations, including NPR. In her free time, she stays busy supporting community outreach projects sponsored through her sorority, church, and non-profit organizations.

Elsie’s passion is creative writing, but she also enjoys live theater, movies, reading, and long walks on autumn days. She believes in random acts of kindness and encouraging people to reach for their dreams.

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Anaiah Press proudly presents
A THOUSAND STOLEN MOMENTS by Connie Ann Michael
a military romantic novel that releases today!

Can you choose between fighting for your life and fighting for your heart?  
When twenty-two year old Emme Sawyer joins a Marine unit heading into Helmand Providence, she focuses on what she does best: keeping her men safe. But, when the unit is hit by an IED, Emme realizes she can’t save everyone. With her humanity on the line, and her faith in question, she seeks comfort from Raven, her commanding officer. Soon, Emme develops feelings that don’t belong in a combat zone, where each step could be your last.  
Raven keeps his emotions locked up tight, never allowing the men to see him sweat. But when Emme joins his unit, all bets are off; and the feelings he thought he left stateside begin to emerge. Knowing that the deserts of Afghanistan are the last place to start a romance, and the United States military’s view on fraternizing; Raven tries to deny his heart. Emme and Raven learn you can’t always choose where love finds you. And that sometimes, you just have to trust in God’s plan.  


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Connie grew up in Seattle but moved to Central Washington to be closer to all things outdoors. Married with two college boys she keeps busy kayaking, mountain biking, skiing ,and hiking through the beautiful hills of the Wenatchee Valley. Growing up with a love of reading the transition into writing seemed natural and she can be found on summer days writing under the tree in her front yard surrounding by her three dogs.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CRITICAL HIT-ON by Deanna Dee

CRITICAL HIT-ON
by Deanna Dee

Roll for attraction.

Molly Moreau used to be a geek with the best of them—role playing games, multi-user dungeons, trading cards—the works. Then she found her long-time boyfriend in a dark corner with a girl dressed as Lara “boobs and guns” Croft. That was it for the relationship and for her geekiness. After moving back home, she got a job at a normal bar and grill with normal people to live a normal life. That is until Craig shows up with his RPG character sheet.

Craig Lawrence has been rolling 1s on the relationship front ever since his last girlfriend broke up with him because he apparently spent too much time playing guardian to his rebellious little sister. When he meets Molly, he wants more than anything to win her heart, and this time he’ll do anything to keep his family problems from interfering.

When fate (Molly’s best friend) brings Craig and Molly together (sets them up on a date), will this relationship roll yet another 1? Or will it score a critical hit?

EXCERPT
For a Thursday night, A’s Tavern is dead. All the better. We don’t need an audience for the not-so-drunken debauchery to follow. I stroll inside and head for the hostess desk, not bothering to hold the door for Parker. He’s a big boy. He can handle himself.

There’s a crash behind me, followed by a string of curses.

Or maybe he can’t. Should’ve known better. Parker’s a klutz. I’m a good friend, though. I keep walking and snicker.

Parker catches up to me and punches my shoulder. “You, my friend, are chimera excrement.”

I shrug. “I’ve been called worse. Keep up next time.”

“Two?” The host, clad in black pants and a red shirt—poor bastard—greets us and grabs a couple of menus.

“For now,” I say. “We’re expecting three more.”

Host pauses, and his eyes go glassy as if two plus three is calculus. Then he grabs three more menus. “Follow me.” He leads us to a rectangular table for six, where he practically drops the menus and silverware. Dude’s dex score is down with his int. “Your server will be right with you,” he says and then scurries back toward the front of the restaurant.

I mumble a thanks and sit. The tables around us are empty, so I pull my chair way out and make myself comfortable. In my twenty-one years, A’s hasn’t changed. The place looks like one of those old train stations. The top halves of the walls are white tile, and the bottoms are dark wood, a match for the tables and chairs. Monochrome tiles make up the floor, and a black-lacquered bar stretches the length of the restaurant. In honor of the recent Star Trek movie, there’s a neon sign over said bar advertising Free Tranya. I don’t know why they have free tranya, considering that line was from the original series and not the most recent movie, but there’s the sign. Only the second r is out. So it reads Free Tanya.

“Free Tanya.” Parker sits across from me and runs a hand over his black hair, which just makes it stick up more. Between that and the glasses, all he needs is green eyes instead of blue and a lightning scar on his forehead. “Now that, I can get behind.” And a less Weasley personality.

I scoot up to the table and am about to smack him over the head when a hand grabs my water glass and scares the hell out of me. I hit the back of my chair and look up at our waitress…our really hot waitress. Damn, how have I not noticed this girl before? Her brown hair reaches her shoulders, and her curves make the tasteless white-shirt-and-black-skirt ensemble of A’s uniform look good. My kind of girl.

“How you boys doing tonight?” she says in a strong, confident voice.

Definitely my kind of girl.

“Magnificently,” Parker says.

“Yeah?” She replaces my water glass and goes for Parker’s. “What can I get you to drink?”

Parker points to the bar. “I shall have the free Tanya.”

I kick him under the table.

He squeaks like a little girl. “Tranya.”

Waitress nods as if dorky twenty-something guys order free females all the time. “And you?” She turns to me, and her brown eyes meet mine. They’re the kind of eyes dead white guys wrote poetry about.

I’ll be a dead white guy someday. Perhaps I should join their ranks. Or perhaps I should order a drink before she notices I’m staring. “Have you had the tranya?”

“I have. I relished it.”

Whoa, girl knows her Star Trek. She and I might be the only twenty-somethings in 2009 America to know that episode. That decides my drink order. “As much as I will.”

Her eyes go wide, reflecting my amazement. Then, without warning, they’re serious again. “Two tranyas. Can I see some ID?” She barely glances at the cards before handing them back. “I’ll have those right out, and my name’s Molly.” She dashes toward the bar.

Well, so much for that.

“Critical miss,” Parker says, patting my arm. “Better luck next time.”

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ABOUT DEANNA

Deanna Dee is strictly human and does not, to her knowledge, own a hyena. She lives by the sea, which she takes full advantage of in the summer time. Nerd culture and pop culture make up the shameless downtime of her life. The rest of it is writing, and she’s okay with that.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GUARDIANS DYNASTY by Justine Winter

GUARDIANS DYNASTY
by Justine Winter

I was dying.

Every minute I wasted without a mate, my mind became more volatile. I was unbalanced, stronger than I was capable of handling alone.

Supposedly, I was destined for greatness, but apparently I had to overcome another task first.

A mating.

Riley was my one true love. I was sure. However, that didn’t necessarily mean I was his. Complications, it seemed, were becoming my forte.

Despite my personal problems, the demons emerged, offering little hope and even less mercy. With my mind preoccupied, I wasn’t ready for the attack heading our way.

The pack needed me now more than ever, but the demons were cunning, thwarting my plans and upping the stakes each time.

I was letting them down. We weren’t ready. I wasn’t ready.

Darkness descended on Nature’s Destiny, and sadness was sure to come.

War had begun.

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ABOUT JUSTINE

I’ve always lived a life based on my imagination, from hopeless dreams of romance to concocting alternate realities involving supernaturals. I’m completely fascinated with anything hero-related, and often speculate which superpower I’d possess. I haven’t settled on one yet.

I was born in England, and currently reside in Wales, UK. I love to write, and most days you’ll find me happily tapping away at the computer whilst in my pyjama-clad bubble. I also spend my time reading, and if that isn’t enough I’m often in the kitchen baking up a treat.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

THE BROTHERS' KEEPERS by Matthew Peters

THE BROTHERS’ KEEPERS
by Matthew Peters

Most of us are familiar with Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus’ purported spouse, Mary Magdalene. But what about Jesus’ siblings? What role did they play in early Christianity?

Contemporary Jesuit and renowned religious historian Nicholas Branson is about to find out…and the answer will shake the foundations of the Judeo-Christian world.

It all starts with the murder of a United States Senator in a confessional, and the discovery of a strange religious document among his possessions. At the urging of his FBI friend, Branson joins the investigation. His effort to uncover the truth behind the murder draws him into the search for an eight-hundred-year-old treasure and into a web of ecclesiastical and political intrigue.

Accompanied by a beautiful, sharp-tongued research librarian, Jessica Jones, Branson follows a trail of clues, from the peaks of the awe inspiring French Pyrenees to the caves of war-torn Afghanistan. Along the way, shadowy powerful forces trail the pair, determined to keep safe a secret buried for centuries.

EXCERPT
Father Rawlings drained his cup and set it on the table. “What I’m about to tell you may sound ridiculous and melodramatic. At best it will seem the stuff of conspiracy theories and spy novels. However, I assure you it is not.” He fixed Branson with a steely gaze. “As God’s soldiers, we are engaged in a battle, Nicholas. As real as any battle ever waged. The war we fight has raged for centuries, but the battle we fight now could well be the last. And we, you and I, the Roman Catholic Church as a whole, must emerge victorious. Nothing less than the foundations, the stability of the Christian world is at stake.” He smiled again, this time with bitterness.

“Of course it sounds unbelievable, even paranoid, but believe me, it is neither. I choose my words carefully. I don’t make bold assertions I cannot support. I assure you I am telling you exactly how things stand, exactly what is at stake. Before I go on, however, I must demand a pledge from you, your promise to help the Church in the epic struggle in which we currently find ourselves. We require your guarantee, your warrant if you will, that you will use all your energies, resources, and powers to secure the interests of the Church, and that you will let nothing deter you from the task at hand. With this binding agreement comes an inexhaustible supply of resources: anything and everything you deem necessary to accomplish your mission. But I must have your pledge before we proceed.” Rawlings rose from his seat, motioning for Branson to stand as well. “Before you give me your answer, listen again to Jesus’ words: ‘He who is not with me is against me.’ Nicholas Branson, tell me now: Are you with our Lord, or against Him?”

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AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW
-What inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing, and throughout my life, have been I’m good at it. However, it wasn’t until a decade ago that I truly discovered what writing and literature meant to me. I’d had an earlier experience, where the poetry of the Romantics, especially Shelley and Wordsworth, got me through a difficult period. But in 2005 things really bottomed out. An important relationship ended, and it was then that I turned to fiction for hope and inspiration. I truly submerged myself in great literature for the first time in my life, and it redeemed me. Ever since, my heroes and heroines have been writers. I consider myself with a tremendous debt to repay all those who’ve come before, and all those who may turn to literature in their darkest hour.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

What an interesting question! I think I’d ask Jessica Jones, one of the protagonists in THE BROTHERS’ KEEPERS, for a date  But more importantly, I’d sit down with Nicholas Branson, the other protagonist, and have a serious discussion with him about the choice he makes at the end of the book. I can’t reveal that here, but let’s just say it helps propel us into the next historical thriller/mystery.

-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book.

That Jesus had siblings, brothers, and perhaps even a sister. This may be well known to other people. But having been raised Catholic, there was very little discussion on the role James and other siblings may have played in early Christianity. Hence, the book.

-Which of your characters would you go out for pizza with?

I’d definitely go out for pizza with Nick and Jessica, my protagonists. I’d even like to get together with one of the main Cardinals in the book, Dottrina, though I’d make sure to watch my back if I did so.

-If you could go back in time and give your pre-published self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t query an agent or publisher until you have your absolute best work in hand. If you can afford to, hire a content editor and a copy editor to go through your manuscript prior to submitting. It can make all the difference in the world.

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

I’m game to try anything. Currently, I write literary and genre fiction, so I am willing to give just about any genre a shot. That having been said, I think it would be difficult for me to write erotica without sounding cliché. Come to think of it, I think it’s difficult for anyone to write erotica without sounding cliché. But Anais Nin comes to mind as a successful example.

ABOUT MATTHEW

Dual diagnosed* from an early age, Matthew Peters dropped out of high school at sixteen. He went on to obtain an A.A., a B.A. from Vassar College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught various courses in a variety of disciplines throughout North Carolina. He is committed to increasing the awareness and understanding of the dual diagnosed. In addition to The Brothers’ Keepers, he is the author of Conversations Among Ruins, which features a dual diagnosed protagonist. Currently, he is working on a sequel to The Brothers’ Keepers.

*The term dual diagnosed refers to someone suffering from a mood disorder (e.g., depression) and chemical dependency.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cover Reveal: CRITICAL HIT-ON by Deanna Dee

CRITICAL HIT-ON (The Games of Love, #1)
by Deanna Dee

Roll for attraction.

Molly Moreau used to be a geek with the best of them—role playing games, multi-user dungeons, trading cards—the works. Then she found her long-time boyfriend in a dark corner with a girl dressed as Lara “boobs and guns” Croft. That was it for the relationship and for her geekiness. After moving back home, she got a job at a normal bar and grill with normal people to live a normal life. That is until Craig shows up with his RPG character sheet.

Craig Lawrence has been rolling 1s on the relationship front ever since his last girlfriend broke up with him because he apparently spent too much time playing guardian to his rebellious little sister. When he meets Molly, he wants more than anything to win her heart, and this time he’ll do anything to keep his family problems from interfering.

When fate (Molly’s best friend) brings Craig and Molly together (sets them up on a date), will this relationship roll yet another 1? Or will it score a critical hit?

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ABOUT DEANNA

Deanna Dee is strictly human and does not, to her knowledge, own a hyena. She lives by the sea, which she takes full advantage of in the summer time. Nerd culture and pop culture make up the shameless downtime of her life. The rest of it is writing, and she’s okay with that.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

STEADY BURN by Nichelle Rae

STEADY BURN
by Nichelle Rae

Steady Burn is the 3rd book in the epic white warrior series.

Hathum has left Azrel for dead. Seemingly a long way from recovery after his attack, Azrel suddenly gets a vision of Yarin, the true leader of the Gleo'gwyns. He is being held prisoner in a decrepit dungeon and being mercilessly tortured by a Shadow solider.

Azrel realizes in that fearful instant that the world would share Yarin's fate if Hathum and the Shadow Gods defeat her.

EXCERPT
Ceco turned to face Rabryn, but she was looking at his chest, not his face. She was looking at the beaded heart necklace around his neck that Norka had given him just before he died. Rabryn had yet to take it off since then. It was the same necklace Ceco had given to Norka herself when she was a very little girl.

Ceco gently dragged her long finger under the leather thong until the beaded heart rested in her palm. She stared at it tenderly for a moment and then looked up into my brother’s eyes. “I saw this around your neck at the meeting that night. I knew I needed to talk to you.”

My brother swallowed heavily. “Okay.”

“Why do you have this?”

The air thickened with a force between them that nearly made me stagger backwards. My eyes narrowed at the woman. She was a Wizard, or sorceress as Norka’s preferred term went, and I didn’t know her.

My magic filled my eyes and I gave her a little invisible shove away from Rabryn. She looked at me with wide eyes that were dangerous for an instant before she collected herself and glanced downward. “I’m sorry, Azrel.”

“For what?” I asked suspiciously, keeping the invisible force on her to hold her away from my brother. Rabryn took a few steps backwards to stand beside me, still looking at the girl with big eyes.

“I didn’t mean to make you suspicious of me. I just get very emotional when it comes to my father. I just wanted to be sure your brother told me the truth.”

“My brother is not a liar,” I said firmly. “Don’t you ever use your magic to impose your will on him like that again, or anyone close to me for that matter. Do you understand?”

“Forgive me, please. I meant no harm.”

I put my magic away. Her pleading eyes went to Rabryn, waiting for him to explain why he had that necklace.

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ABOUT NICHELLE

Nichelle Rae, fantasy’s newest author, was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her love for writing began when she was 14 years old and she wrote short stories about meeting her favorite music group. She received so much praise and complements on her writing ability that it quickly became a passion of hers. Throughout the years she has gotten much praise from peers, professors, and professional author’s she’s had a chance to work with about her writing and ability to put emotions into text.

The White Warrior Series is her debut fantasy series she’s publishing as an independent author which will consist of seven books total. Nichelle already has begun three more fantasy series that she hopes to publish in the future after The White Warrior Series.

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