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.

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 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!


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. 


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).

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pay It Forward Jeffrey Von Glahn

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Summary of Book:

Jessica had always feared that the unthinkable had happened when she had been "made up." She had no sense of herself as a needing, wanting person. Every day she expected to be dragged into court and found guilty of impersonating a real human being. In her therapy, she remembered in vivid detail many experiences from the earliest days of her life. In the process, she discovered that the difficulties she experienced in being born and the inattentive, hurried behavior of her mother in the ensuing weeks made her feel that the needing, wanting part of her was "dangerous" and that she "had to stay away from it." All of Jessica's remembrances were audio-taped and edited for inclusion in the book.
Jessica had always been terrified that the unthinkable had happened when  she was "made up." In her mind, there was no other explanation for what she experienced when she said "I need" or "I want." The second these words flew from her mouth she felt as if she were floating hundreds of miles above the earth and that her mind was about to dissolve into chaos. If someone had said to her, "I never hear you say 'I need' or 'I want,'" her crisp reply would have been, "I don't know what you're talking about." Those words would have been followed by an urgent "I have to go."    

Jessica lived in constant dread of someone discovering who - or what - she really was. She was certain that, if her secret ever leaked out, strangers would suddenly encircle her and, with arms raised and fingers pointed directly at her, shout "Imposter! Imposter! Here's the imposter!" The next day's headlines would then surely read: SCIENTISTS GATHER TO EXAMINE ALIEN IMPOSTER.
Jessica future - if not her sanity - depended on her preventing that from happening. She decided that the best way to do that was to act as if she really was a needing, wanting person. Accordingly, she did whatever she sensed was expected of her, and in a way that would avoid upsetting anyone and keep her as inconspicuous as possible. 

Until Jessica entered therapy as an adult, she had no way of knowing how she had become such a mystery to herself. When she was well into her therapy, she started to remember many experiences from the first weeks of her infancy that would provide the answer. During that time in her life, when every minute of it should have been filled with exciting discoveries about herself and her world, she rarely saw a smiling face, or experienced a soft caress, or heard a tender voice, or felt her body being handled in a gentle way. 

A few of her many remembrances included her sense in being born of wanting to add one more "good thing" to that "big, working thing" she sensed was out there. Unfortunately, her reception by the medical team made her feel that all she had done was to cause problems for them "because I wasn't doing it right." Another remembrance was how the anesthesia given to her mother made her feel that she had suddenly lost control over her body. Yet another memory was how her mother's overall hurried and inattentive behavior in the following weeks made her to feel that she was a disappointment.      

For Jessica's therapist, hearing these recollections was like listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically dramatic moment of its life as it was happening. All of those recollections were audio-taped and included in this book in edited form for ease of reading.

About the Author

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Interview with Sloane Lewis for The Rosicrucian

Come and join me as I talk with author Sloane Lewis about his book The Rosicrucian on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Book Summary:

In the modern day city of Basra, Iraq, investigative journalist Cole Jacobs stumbles onto the soon to be famous Basra Stone. Not wanting to rest on his laurels after the success of his first book about an antediluvian culture, Cole jumps at the chance to be embedded with Atlas Global's security initiative. While recovering many relics and artifacts that were stolen during the Iraq War, Cole and his photographer Evan Floyd serendipitously uncover the Basra Stone. Once deciphered by the incomparable Neely Roberts, they find it will have historical, religious and political ramifications for the world and send our heroes on an unfathomable journey that stretches across time.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Helm Publishing (July 31, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985048816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985048815
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

About The Author:

I remember the spark, that first electric tickling in the back of my Lizard brain that states I want to tell stories, No I Need to tell stories.  Like many writers, Film Makers, Musicians, Artist Etc., I have been inspired by many  creative genius', but I clearly can recall the ignition of the flame that would be my Persistence of Vision.  

I was a young boy, only 6 years of age and I had recently seen Star Wars at my local Library with some family friends.  (I know kids, this was even before the VHS and BETA's battle for supremacy. What's Beta and VHS?   Ask your Parents kids.)

 My mother took me to see Empire Strikes back in the theater and lo and behold a Wookie approached us.  My palms instantly clammed up, sweat protruded from every pore and I didn't know what to do when this gargantuan beast wrapped his arms around my mother, my life line. He could have easily crushed her.  Right? I panicked, but merely for a short spell as he just gave my mom a huge hug and then all I could think was..."Man that's cool.  My mother knows a Wookie."  
Of course it had been one of her high school students dressed in a Wookie costume, but the Movie started and I was hooked and all that went through my head as I watched this movie blow my mind was how can I create Worlds?

I was drawn to movies, which translated into comic books, novels and any story I could get a hold of.  I clawed my way through the ranks of production, starting in the film Industry as a Production Assistant and in the Locations department.  

At that time I would  do anything that would get me close to a film set from Locations, to production to catering and honestly that still holds true, to this day.  You need a PA?  If I'm not busy (Rare these days) I'll help you make your film.  

I was able to move to Los Angeles, thanks to For Stars Catering, who I worked with on a few shows.  I like to cook, but waking up at 3 AM sucks and half the time I was still up from the night before.  I Just wanted to say, sorry Gary, but it made me reach Los Angeles, the Mecca of Film making.  High five across the Interwebs For stars Catering.

After many years of production work, I finally got accepted into The Director's Guild of America as a Second Assistant Director and over the years I have had a few screenplays optioned by Studios, but sadly none have been produced.  

I wished for a story of mine to reach the masses, because all these stories are jumbled in my brain and I must release them.  This little Gem "The Rosicrucian" had been teetering on my cerebral cortex for ten years or so, but just became too large to be a movie and I thought the perfect form for the story would be a novelization.  

I literally have too many stories to write down, causing me to think I need a sweat shop of writers to do my bidding, Pronto!  First off I like to joke around, of course a sweat shop of writers would be so hard to maintain.  

I'm just saying there is plenty more where "The Rosicrucian" came from.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Interview with J.R. Robinson for Theodore Roberts & the Key to The Imaginary Door

Come and join me as I talk with author J.R. Robinson about her book Theodore Roberts & the Key to The Imaginary Door on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1pm EST today.

Book Summary:

A tale for the child within us all. When we meet Theodore "Teddy" Roberts, he is on the verge of crossing over to the world of grown-ups. His childlike imagination is fading with every passing year, his once grand and wondrous adventures are fewer and further between, and the powers and secrets that once came so easily to him are slowly drifting away. Yet there is a grand world within Teddy that has been waiting patiently-if only he can unlock the door that only the truest believers can open. His curiosity getting the better of him, Teddy enters the land of imagination and his destiny unfurls: to save the magical creatures who call it home. Along the way he discovers the secrets that have entwined his own family to the magic that lies within the golden gates. This will be the journey of a lifetime-to correct the mistakes made so long ago, to understand and hopefully save his own powers of imagination before the door closes forever...Theodore Roberts and the Key to the Imaginary Door is a fantasy/adventure novel that celebrates the glory of imagination as its young hero journeys to a wondrous world-a world where dreams are born, magic is commonplace, and childlike hearts are rediscovered.

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: London Publishing (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578154137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578154138

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Book review for The Christmas Cats Fear For the Deer

Constance Corcoran WilsonThe Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer by Constance Corcoran Wilson:

Publisher: Quad City Press; First edition (August 18, 2015)
Category: Children’s Books, Cats, Christmas Books
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
ISBN: 978-0982444887
Available in: Print, ebook,  36 Pages

Book Summary:
The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer is a Seuss-ical tale for young children  (4th in the series) which builds upon the morals of the first three Christmas Cats books (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats and The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats).
This year, the Christmas Cats in Silly Hats, who go about helping animals in distress, are trying to help save the lives of the deer who live in Scott County Park. Hunters are routinely sent to shoot the deer, and the cats want to warn the deer away, so that they will not fall victim to the town’s plans to “thin the herd.”
The Cop Cat, Cy, thinks up a particularly ingenious plan to save all the deer in Scott County Park by introducing them to a jolly old guy in a red suit who lives at the North Pole. Perhaps the deer can also help Santa on Christmas Eve, if they are outfitted with prosthetic (fake) antlers?
Illustrated with delightful drawings and written in rhyme, there are also interactive coloring book pages and mazes from the book’s website, which the author encourages children aged 3 to 10 to fill out and mail in for display. (

THE CHRISTMAS CATS FEAR FOR THE DEER is the fourth story in the Christmas Cats series. It is suppose to build up the morals of the first three books in the series. Book 1 focuses on cooperation. Book 2 focuses on acceptance. Book 3 focuses on the value of life and respect. Book 4 does touch upon some of those values but also includes bias in other areas.

Some great things about this book is that the illustrations are colorful and expressive, young children are going to love that. It is also written in rhyme and moves quickly. In the back of the book kids will find a maze and coloring pages they will enjoy. Readers of the other books in the series will love how the cats work together to solve a problem.

Some quibbles about the book. It paints hunters in a terrible light making them look like all they do is kill animals for fun. For people who hunt to live, eating off the bounty the meat provides, this will be offending. In the story the author makes a reference about how Santa can help the deer by giving them antlers so they can fit in. The first to this is that bucks already have antlers so they wouldn't need to be added to them only the does and the fawns. The reference refers to how "soldiers and runners can run on fake legs" which implies, why not deer fly with fake antlers, but the author didn't make it clear enough for children to understand, it will be lost upon them. This reference can also be offending and could have been written much smoother and in a different way. Soldiers get prosthetics not to fit in, but to feel whole again. Prosthetic antlers for deer, in this case, just helps the deer to fit in but doesn't help them become whole or serve a bigger purpose. 

The author also mentions deer dropping their antlers because their fake ones grow loose. Deer drop their antlers so they can grow bigger ones, that should have been clear instead of implying that if you see antlers lying about that they are from deer pretending to be reindeer so they can fit in.  No one should have to pretend to be someone else to fit in. That's not a good message to tell our children. People should like you because of who you are not because you are like everybody else.

The author had good intentions with this story but it didn't run with the same smoothness as the others. It certainly didn't uphold the good values the author is trying to instill.  It is, however, pushing personal opinion instead of factual knowledge that children can actually benefit from.         

About Constance Corcoran Wilson:Constance Corcoran Wilson

Connie has published many works representing a variety of genres. Wilson’s first book (1989), published by Performance Learning Systems, Inc. of Emerson, New Jersey, Training the Teacher As A Champion, put forth the teaching techniques and principles taught by the nation’s largest teacher training firm. Written by Wilson in collaboration with PLS founder Joseph Hasenstaab, the book gives an insight into the effective teaching practices of successful teachers, those techniques included in that organization’s Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Effectiveness and Classroom Handling). Connie taught at the elementary level for 20 years, taught writing at 6 IA/IL colleges, and founded the second Sylvan Learning Center in the state of Iowa in 1986.
Since then, Connie has published 30 titles in a variety of genres, with the Christmas Cats series written with and for her now-six-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise. (Illustrations by Gary McCluskey) now entering its fourth installment.  The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats began the four-book series and the cats help other animals in distress while wearing a delightful series of silly hats.  The second book in the series, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats, was a plea for all to remain unprejudiced (“Do not judge others without knowing, or prejudice you will be showing”) and the third book,The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats, stressed the need to honor all life as sacred. This year’s book , The Christmas Cats Fear for the Deer, encourages helping others and also strikes a blow for individuals who some might consider handicapped, but  who can succeed and excel if  simple accommodations are made for them.
Connie’s adult fare can be seen on Amazon or on her dedicated author site,