Thursday, February 26, 2015

Interview with Aline Soules for Meditation of Woman


Come and join me as I talk with author Aline Soules about her prose poetry and fiction book Meditation on Woman and Evening Sun A Widows Journey on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.







Book Description of Meditations on Woman

These prose poems and flash fiction pieces work together to create a universal woman -- complex, multi-faceted, and fascinating.



  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press (December 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937536130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937536138



Book Description of Evening Sun

Through her poems in Evening Sun, Aline Soules reflects on her journey through widowhood, chronicling her emotions--despair, anger, longing, love, reconciliation.

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Andrew Benzie Books (May 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989758494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989758499



Author Bio:
Aline Soules' work has appeared in journals, e-zines, and anthologies such as The MacGuffin, 100 Words, Literature of the Expanding Frontier, and Variations on the Ordinary. Her books: Meditation on Woman, published by Anaphora Literary Press, Dec. 2011; and The Size of the World (co-published with The Shape of the Heart), Plain View Press, 2005. Prose poems from Meditation on Woman previously appeared in Poetry Midwest, the Newport Review, the Kenyon Review, et al. Poems from her chapbook, Evening Sun, have appeared in Reed, Shaking Like a Mountain, The Houston Literary Review, et al. She earned an M. A. in English, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science, and an MFA in Creative Writing, this last from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her blog: http://alinesoules.wordpress.com. Her twitter handle: @aline_elisabeth. She is also on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aline.soules), as is her latest book (https://www.facebook.com/MeditationOnWoman).

Review:

Meditation on Woman is a deep look into the mind of a woman through fifty-six meditations. Through ups and downs, and twists in turns in our lives, Aline captures every moment. Of life, of death, or just the everyday of living, the deepness of the fictional story is profound. She turns the simplest of events into something complex, memorable, and insightful, readers will walk away feeling endowed.


The Evening Sun-A Widow's Journey is heart wrenching yet relatable to others who have felt the authors pain.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Interview with CW Trisef for The Oracle Series


Come and join me as I talk with author CW Trisef about his YA novel Sunken Earth-Book 1 in The Oracle Series on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.




Book 1 back cover synopsis -

Fall, current day, Atlantic Ocean. Another hurricane tears through the Bahamas, headed for Florida. Among the wreckage: a U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat, one survivor (Ret Cooper), and a spherical object of curious design (the Oracle).

Ret Cooper is a simple young man with mysterious origins, unique physical features, and no memory of his past. His new family and friends discover he is truly extraordinary, with supernatural powers and strange scars on the palms of his hands. But what is his destiny?

The Oracle is the key to Earth's unity and full potential, too perfect to be man-made. Legend claims it can unleash limitless power when filled with Mother Nature's six, pure, original elements. But where are these elements? And which of our planet’s ancient secrets will be explained in the process of locating them?

The first book from new author C.W. Trisef will have you cheering for Ret as he travels a submerged road, discovers a lost city, climbs an electrifying mountain, and begins to unravel the mystery of the Oracle...all during his first year of high school.

  • Series: Sunken Earth (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463559216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463559212


Review:

C.W. Trisef takes the reader on an interesting journey in Sunken Earth. Not remembering his past, yet finding a strange connection to the Earth and its energies, Ret finds himself right in the middle of unique allies and complex villains. His hand, being branded with the sign of a triangle, gives him powers that no one understands, especially when he is near a beautiful blue orb with other elemental signs on it. As the adventure takes the reader into a mountain and an underwater city, Ret discovers his true purpose and wonders if his path is truly the right path.

The author does a great job creating adventure in this fast paced novel. Each scene is filled with something that reveals who Ret really is and more about the Oracle and its purpose. Teens and adults alike will enjoy the historical information revealed, creating great interest about the elements. The more one looks into it the more one sees the connections the author makes. This is book 1 of the series. Those interested in history and fantasy, are going to enjoy this series and the way the author weaves a tale of imaginable heights as the elements of our world are revealed. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Interview with Carolyn Arnold for Valentine's Day is Murder

















Summary:
From bestselling author Carolyn Arnold...Strap in for an adventure that will take you to the beautiful island of Jamaica and have you wanting a piƱa colada. Jimmy finally takes a vacation--and a chance on love--only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara know there’s more to it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded. Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara reach the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds. With a gold coin being their initial tie to Jimmy’s kidnapper, Sean and Sara even speculate about the involvement of pirates. Yet as the hours pass, and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out the real motive before it’s too late. With help from their friend, Adam, back in Albany, the pieces come together and not a moment too soon. 8th in the Amazon Bestselling McKinley Mystery Series Approximately 27,000 words.

  • Series: McKinley Mysteries
  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 12, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1505611563
  • ISBN-13: 978-1505611564


  • Author Bio:
    Carolyn Arnold is an award-winning and International bestselling author, a blogger, and is published in IUeMag, a distinguished online magazine dedicated to inspiring people. She is also the proud founder of the Shining Soul site that is geared to healing, motivation, and self-empowerment.

    Since she published in 2011, her books have been sold and downloaded over half a million times. Titles in her Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, and McKinley Mystery series have all hit bestselling lists. Her work ranges from cozy mysteries to hard-boiled detective and FBI procedurals.

    Born in a small town, Carolyn enjoys returning to her roots and spending time in the country reflecting on life and letting her imagination run wild. She currently lives in a city near Toronto with her husband and two beagles, Max and Chelsea.

    For more information on the author visit www.carolynarnold.net

    Come and join me as I talk with author Carolyn Arnold about her novel Valentine's Day is Murder on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Review for Thumperino Superbunny and The Pirates of the High Seas



    Thumperino Superbunny and the Pirates of the High Seas is the third installment in the children’s book series Thumperino Superbunny by Amber L. Spradlin.

    • Paperback: 68 pages
    • Publisher: Hocks Out Press (September 20, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0578147238
    • ISBN-13: 978-0578147239
    • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
    Also availaable in Kindle

    Review:

    Thumperino is an ambitious rabbit who lives by a moral compass. His caretakers, the Red-Haired Lady and the Singing Man, take him on a vacation to St. Kitts. St. Kitts is a beautiful Island over 1,000 miles southeast of Florida. Not knowing much about St. Kitts he visits his friend Veronica who lives at the New York Public Library. They discover there is a veterinary research school on the island, which may hold secret clues. Once the trio arrives they do lots of sight seeing. One of their adventures is scuba diving in the beautiful waters. After they eat lunch they discover something. A fridge is floating towards them. They was strange, because they didn't see any garbage on their way out.  Trying to grab as much garbage as they can with them as they return to shore, Thumperino finds himself wanting to solve the mystery. Why would someone pollute such a glorious place? He soon finds out that pirates have a hand in it as they search for treasure. Can Thumperino stop them in time by using the skills he's learned at the library before he has to walk the plank?  

    This story is fun, creative, exciting and imaginative. The author depicts Thumperino, as not only an adventurer with great skills he learned from reading books in the library, but a relateable character who cares about the environment. Children will be able to relate to Thumerino's thirst for adventure and will learn much about pirates, treasure, and more. Though this can be a great educational tool, children will also love the mystery of the story and how it leads on to another adventure. 

    This is a 68 page chapter book for children 9-12 years of age. The size is 8.5 X 11 inches which is similar to some comic books. Older children will like the feel of that. Being a superbunny with amazing skills like being able to fly, speak, and breathe underwater, it's the rabbits courageousness to fight for what is right and his determination that sets him apart from the rest. If fans like the other two books in this series The Diary of a Bunny and The Christmas Star Caper, then they will love what this story brings; a great moral and a captivating tale.

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Blog Post From Nicholas C. Rossis For Runaway Smile

    Come and join me as I talk with author Nicholas C. Rossis about his book Runaway Smile on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.



    Are we running out of readers?

    Opponents of self-publishing levy two charges against it: that there is no quality control, and that we will swamp the market.

    The first one is called the tsunami of crap argument, referring to the bad-quality books that Indie authors have, supposedly, unleashed upon unsuspecting readers. However, I have yet to come across a truly dreadful Indie book. So far, my experience has followed a traditional Bell curve – i.e. some books have not been to my liking, some I have loved, and many were in between.

    As this has been my experience with traditionally published books as well, I have so far failed to find a connection between the publishing model and my enjoyment of a book. What publishing companies usually do well is proofread their publications. However, they tend to streamline authors into a homogenous set of “rules.” For example, editors often come up with rules for each genre that are stifling and lead to boring, repetitive books. The same applies to writing.

    Indie authors, on the other hand, can be as creative as they like. This has been a hit and miss affair. When it works, however, it allows for works that bristle with creativity.

    The second charge against self-publishing is that, with everyone becoming a writer, we will run out of readers. This reminds me of a common fear a few years back, when I kept reading articles on how the Internet was bursting at the seams and we would soon run out of bandwidth, domain names, servers... You name it.

    What these articles failed to take into account is that, any system growing rapidly, will also have more resources at its disposal. The millions of people joining the Internet fed its expansion. As a result, we now have ever increasing capacity and millions of unused names.

    The same applies to books. For example, ever since I published my first book, I have been reading at an exponential rate. I can only hope that everyone becomes a writer, as this creates a whole new generation of readers!

    As for the quality charge, why don’t you read my children’s book, Runaway Smile, online for free and make up your own mind?


    Book Blurb
    I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and…
    From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

    A little boy wakes up in the morning and realizes he has lost his smile. After spending the entire day trying to find it, he learns the truth behind smiles: the only real smiles are the shared ones
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    Contact Information

    I’m all around the Internet, but the best place to find me would be my blog,http://nicholasrossis.me/.

    Anyone interested in my books can check them out on Amazon:

    Also, people can read for free both Pearseus: Schism, on Goodreads and
    Runaway Smile on my blog: http://nicholasrossis.me/childrens-books/

    Other places to connect with me include


    Brief bio

    Avid reader. Web developer. Architect by training, holder of a PhD in Digital Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Most importantly, author.

    Nicholas loves to write. He has published Runaway Smile, a children’s book, and the Amazon best-selling epic fantasy series, Pearseus. The fourth book in the series is currently edited, and expected to be released mid-February.

    He has also published The Power of Six, a collection of short sci-fi stories that include his award-winning short story, I Come in Peace. This, too, has reached #1 on Amazon.

    Nicholas lives in Athens, Greece, at a forest’s edge, with his wife, dog and two very silly cats, one of whom is always sitting on his lap, so please excuse any typos in his blog posts: typing with one hand can be hard. Mercifully, all of his books are professionally edited.

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    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Interview with Anna C. Morrison about Green Gooey Goop

    Come and join me as I talk with author Anna Morrison about her novel In Between Dreams on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.




    Book Summary:
    A little girl is presented with a different sort of a meal when her mom serves her green gooey goop. Interesting and icky ingredients appear one by one as the little girl decides what's in this noxious-smelling concoction. The little girl creates a flood, and her dog's fur turns green. Suggested age range for readers: 0-8


    • Paperback: 16 pages
    • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (October 15, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1616335432
    • ISBN-13: 978-1616335434


    Author Bio:


    Biography

    Anna C. Morrison is an author of children's books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow. She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online. While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others. In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition. Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino. Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings. She lives in Southern California with her family and pets. Please visit her web site at www.annacmorrison.com.


    The Green Gooey Goop Amazon Link

    Book Review:
    Green Gooey Goop is a simple and cute story of trying to get your child to eat healthy. But when it looks like green gooey goop, the child's imagination begins to soar. Now it's snot from an elephants trunk. Who can eat that? 

    Parents and children will be able to relate to this 18 page picture book about eating healthy and how hard it is when it doesn't look, and sometimes tastes, so inviting.   

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Book Review for Secret of the Missing Arch-Get Your Free Copy Today!

    Here is a new review for The Secret of the Missing Arch written by Robin Leigh Morgan.

    Here is a link for a free kindle copy of the book, only available this week.


    5.0 out of 5 stars SHERLOCK "JOE-JOE NUT" HOLMES IS ON THE CASE January 17, 2015
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I basically received a free copy of this book through a giveaway by the author on an internet site. The following is my honest opinion for the book.

    Renee Hand has done a superb job in animalizing her “human” characters which aids children in wanting to read the book by making it more interesting by grabbing their attention. The author in the course of writing this book, has stealthily made it a learning experience as well for its young readers with not only explanations during the course of the storyline but in the glossary contained at the back of the book. It’s here the author not only gives some additional scientific information regarding the weather, and experiments parents can do with their children, but gives a brief biography of the real artists represented in the book by its animal characters.

    As you follow Joe-Joe Nut and his ever-close companion, Biscuit Bill; those familiar with Sherlock Holmes, can’t but notice a close resemblance with regards to their investigative techniques as they zero in on the final solution and the ultimate secret of the missing arch. And as the famed fictional sleuth would say, “When you eliminate all other possibilities; what remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth [answer].”

    To aid its young readers in enjoying the book even more are the vivid descriptions written by the author and the wonderful illustrations done by Jake Karwoski.

    Considering all the various elements this book contains, I can’t but give this book 5 STARS. Hopefully in the future I’ll get to read more of this author’s creative endeavors.

    Robin Leigh Morgan is the author of “I Kissed a Ghost,” a MG/YA Paranormal romance novel as well as the author of "Micro Fiction - An Anthology."