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.