Thursday, January 21, 2016

Interview with Heather Harlow for her Sci-Fi Novel The Argon Factor

Come and join me as I talk with author Heather Harlow about her Sci-Fi novel The Argon Factor on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 3pm EST today.

Product Details


Book Summary:

In a futuristic world, where Earth's cities are still recovering from being ravaged by gang wars, cyber crime is at its peak and threatens the world's digitized monetary supply. 

Susan Caldwell is a newly hired security development manager at GTS, the company that controls the world's monetary supply and data. The sophisticated systems have been hacked and now people on Susan's team are being killed while they try to fix the breach. 

Susan, who trusts no man, must rely upon the GTS CEO, Christoph Baldric, to keep her safe. Little does she know that he's the Argon alien commander on Earth. She's not interested in him, doesn't want a hookup with him, but is extremely attracted to him. Susan has her own plans and will be having a baby through the fertility clinic. She's excited about her pending future, that is, if she is still alive. 

Christoph Baldric's mission is to protect the Earth's humans and nurture them so that eventually his people can merge with the humans. Christoph's planet, Argon, was blown up when their major sun exploded into a black hole. The people of Argon have been studying and nurturing Earth for many millennia as a new, potential home. Now is the time to make Earth their home and begin merging with Earth's humans, making both races stronger. 

But first, the Argonians must save Earth from the Grogan's, the Argon nemesis from their home universe, Baldracon, who want to eliminate all life on Earth and take the planet for their own.


Author Bio:


She likes sci-fi movies and series, like Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica. More recently, she's been enjoying the Avenger movies. In addition to her sci-fi interests, she's a romantic. Therefore, it was natural for her to write about science fiction and combine it with a human interest story that has sex and romance in it.

Heather graduated from University of Memphis (BBA) and Tennessee Technological University (MBA). She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her dogs, Mickey (13) , a Golden Retriever, Jack (5mos), a black lab/shepherd mix, and two cats, Smokey and Cali.

She loves wine, good music, great food, the beach, swimming, football (college and NFL), World Cup Soccer, and NHL Playoffs.



  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Heather Harlow Books (October 19, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627471715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627471718


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Interview with Matt Bergles for Larry Saves The Prarie

Come and join me as I talk with author Matt Bergles about his children's book Larry Saves The Prairie on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.

Larry Saves The Prairie 



http://www.amazon.com/Larry-Saves-Prairie-Matt-Bergles/dp/1939919290/ref=la_B0145VZFFY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450359795&sr=1-1




About the Book:

"Hi! I'm Annabelle. And I'm Angus. We are black-tailed prairie dogs who live in Kansas. We want to tell you a story about a real wildlife hero, our friend Larry Haverfield." 




Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remain unharmed. Not only were black-tailed prairie dogs at risk of destruction but the already-endangered black-footed ferrets were at risk of becoming extinct. 
In Larry Saves the Prairie, with the help of Annabelle and Angus, you'll discover what it means to be a true hero, and most especially, what it took to save prairie wildlife in Kansas.



  • Publisher: Merry Dissonance Press (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939919290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939919298




About Matt:

Matt Bergles is a Colorado native who grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. He earned a bachelor's degree in social science from CSU-Pueblo, his master's degree in U.S. history, and a Ph.D. in public affairs at CU Denver, as well as a certificate in alternative dispute resolution. 

Matt currently teaches at a K-8 private school in Denver, where he has witnessed firsthand young, inner-city kids' curiosity and love of animals and nature, observing that every time they are asked what community service project or charitable cause they'd like to be involved with, most K-3 students pick something related to domestic animals or wildlife. This natural love and curiosity led Matt to write Larry Saves the Prairie for young children.

Matt is an independent researcher and advocate for wildlife conservation, especially conservation of prairie habitat. Matt lives in Denver with his wife, Kate, two children, Luke and Mary, and dog Samuel. He is a volunteer coach, a private pilot, and has helped teach his teenage son to fly.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Interview with Cindy Helms for Outside/Inside

Come and join me as I talk with author Cindy Helms about her children's book Outside/Inside on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.



Book Summary:

As a child, did you ever think all of your friends had forgotten about you? Did it ever feel like your friends were deliberately avoiding you or were out doing something totally awesome without you? 

This is exactly where Birdie finds himself one day in this beautifully produced picture book, Outside Inside. When Birdie does not see his friends around, he decides to look for them. Just when Birdie is about to give up and go back to his nest, his friends surprise him. They open up, invite him inside and reveal what they had been up to all along.
 
Outside Inside is a simple and clever story about the joy of friendship and giving. Using 35 easy words and 26 pages of vivid illustrations, it is geared toward the youngest of readers, but the catchy story is attention grabbing for adults as well. The adults will appreciate the deeper double meaning as Birdie's change of heart corresponds with the action around the outside and inside settings.


About Cindy Helms
Cindy Helms is a visual artist, author and illustrator known for designing unusual projects. For Cindy, art is created from curious and whimsical combinations of shapes, textures and colors. In her unique and simple children’s books, Cindy’s art work comes to life in characters that enchant children and adults alike. Cindy lives in the Denver, CO area with two artistic boys and two fat black cats.  She loves road trips, camping and discovering new places.



Webhttp://www.cindyhelms.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blog Stop for The Argon Factor by Heather Harlow






From the Author

Writing this book was very challenging but extremely fulfilling, more like releasing.  Finally, releasing this start of an adventure that has been building in my head for years.  This first book of the Argonian Series is your introduction the Argon aliens.   The idea first came to me when I lived in the Virgin Islands.  The people I saw at the bars and restaurants were all so different from typical Americans.  Everyone greeted you in the grocery, walking down the street --- always with a smile and a formal greeting like "Good Morning", etc..  I started to think that these people are really from another planet.  Everyone was so intelligent too.  It was all so strange and surreal sometimes.


Summary:
In a futuristic world, where Earth's cities are still recovering from being ravaged by gang wars, cyber crime is at its peak and threatens the world's digitized monetary supply.

Susan Caldwell is a newly hired security development manager at GTS, the company that controls the world's monetary supply and data. The sophisticated systems have been hacked and now people on Susan's team are being killed while they try to fix the breach.

Susan, who trusts no man, must rely upon the GTS CEO, Christoph Baldric, to keep her safe. Little does she know that he's the Argon alien commander on Earth. She's not interested in him, doesn't want a hookup with him, but is extremely attracted to him. Susan has her own plans and will be having a baby through the fertility clinic. She's excited about her pending future, that is, if she is still alive.

Christoph Baldric's mission is to protect the Earth's humans and nurture them so that eventually his people can merge with the humans. Christoph's planet, Argon, was blown up when their major sun exploded into a black hole. The people of Argon have been studying and nurturing Earth for many millennia as a new, potential home. Now is the time to make Earth their home and begin merging with Earth's humans, making both races stronger.

But first, the Argonians must save Earth from the Grogan's, the Argon nemesis from their home universe, Baldracon, who want to eliminate all life on Earth and take the planet for their own.


Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Heather Harlow Books (October 19, 2015)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Interview with PK Burian for Dangerous Magic

Come and join me as I talk with author PK Burian about her fantasy novel Dangerous Magic on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors at 1pm EST today.



Book Summary:

Welcome to Olympia, home of magical secrets, dangerous monsters, mystical creatures, and the few people able to fight them! David is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least that is what he feels like when the FBI recruits him to go undercover in his high school. Isn’t it bad enough that he is bullied by several football players and they are the very ones he has to investigate!? But now he has to find out if they are circulating a deadly drug with a huge side effect: it turns a kid into a hideous, blood-sucking chupacabra! Sure, he has wizard powers, but he never really used them before. Plus, he can’t tell a single person about his undercover work, not even his best friend Sam. And his parents expected him to keep his schoolwork and grades up or he will get grounded. David feels in over his head. But as he delves deeper and deeper into the case, he realizes he must solve it quickly before a murder occurs, especially his own!



About the Author:

PK Burian writes young adult paranormal, middle grade mysteries, picture books, romance, and nonfiction. She finds the paranormal fascinating and hopes that one day many of the mysteries of Cryptic's will be solved. She enjoys gardening and taking photos of animals and nature, and gets many opportunities to do so land surveying with her husband. She loves exploring her spirituality, and believes that that is what is most important in life. 

P.K. Burian has loved paranormal and fantasy since she was a small child. She loved anything to do with the supernatural, from making her own herbs to taking classes on the various subjects. It’s mixing the paranormal with mystery, adventure, and suspense that draws her to the genre. She finds writing them is as much fun as reading them, and likes to put humor, friendship, paranormal, fantasy, boys and girls in high school, and a little romance in her writing. She does her research, going so far as to go on a real life ghost hunt and big foot hunts and everything in between to learn all she can about the paranormal. She lives in Olympia, Washington (U.S.A.) with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. M.E. Drewry loves to read, which is why she specialized in reading as a teacher. She has read so many books in fantasy she couldn’t count them all. She is fascinated with ghosts, UFO’s, big foot, magic, potions, and anything paranormal related. She also loves crafting, decorating cupcakes, knitting, and crocheting. She writes her own stories, along with co-writing the David Finkleman Paranormal Series with PK Burian.

"There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.'
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster."
― Dalai Lama



  • Series: David Finkleman Paranormal Fantasy Series
  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (July 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1500459208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1500459208

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pay It Forward Sarah Stuart for Illicit Passion



Welcome Sarah Stuart for Pay It Forward Week. She has written a great new romance novel many readers are going to enjoy. Check out Illicit Passion!

Summary:

Showbiz superstar, Lisette, flees a blackmailer threatening to reveal to the scandal-hungry media that she bore a child of incest. Her father, and ex-lover, initiates an audacious plan to set her free that leaves the whole family hovering on the brink of emotional and financial disaster.

Their adult daughter, Harriet, learns the truth and vows vengeance on all who conspired to hide her birth by registering her as the twin of the man she loves.

“The night will end in death.” 



About the Author

Sarah Stuart lives in a quiet English village where wildlife sightings are common: the subliminal theme of her novels is a plea for animal protection from exploitation worldwide. Her passion is theatre. She has wide insider knowledge, garnered from working with her dogs in musicals ranging from Sandy in Annie to Bulls Eye in Oliver. Theatre, and concert tours, are the settings for her Royal Command series. Book one, Dangerous Liaisons, is a Romance Finalist in the Independent Author Network Book Awards 2015. Book two, Illicit Passion, is rated 5 stars by Readers' Favorite. The element of danger increases in book two, hence a comment from one reviewer "a dark and compelling read".

Product Details

  • File Size: 1453 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Sarah Stuart; 2 edition (September 9, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 9, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0157DGA2G




Book Tour Stop With Cheryle Boyle






  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Sojourn Publishing (October 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1627471650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1627471657

Book Summary:

538: Murder, Suicide and A Mother’s Love is a faction about family dysfunction and the prevailing love that sustains a mother. Lilly, happily marries and is full of life as she births five beautiful children. Life takes a drastic turn and she finds herself in a place that she never had dreamt of being. The grip of life keeps a tight rein on Lilly as she suffers great loss, but her strength in God and the love for her children push her forward.  There are days that she lives by simply putting one foot in front of the other. The drama that unfolds, at times, is unbelievable. From the eldest child to the youngest, the anxieties are obvious. Lilly finds herself at times unable to interact and is often heard reciting cliché’s, words she lived by, ”When it rains, it pours, A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush, It’ll All Come Out in the Wash.”  Lilly is strong, resilient and loyal, and her inner strength causes her to persevere. www.Cheryleboyle.com 






Bio:

Cheryle Boyle is a wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoys experiencing life and making memories with her family. Cheryle lives in Georgia and enjoys sewing, cooking, embroidery, reading and shopping with her granddaughters.  She loves writing and shares some family interactions in her book, thus creating this faction (Facts + Fiction = Faction).