Friday, April 29, 2011

Life of Death (Blood of My World Novella Three) - A.P. Fuchs


LIFE OF DEATH (BLOOD OF MY WORLD NOVELLA SERIES, BOOK THREE)

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

It's a fresh take on the whole parananormal romance genre in that--despite doing everything I can as the author to keep the two protagonists apart and not make it easy for them to be together--most of it just stems from the idea that if this really happened, would it even be possible? I mean, think about it: a vampire and a human? Seriously? Doing my best to keep it reality-based despite it's otherwordly premise is something I try and do for all my stories. I don't really cater to the fantasy element of making things work just because it's fiction. My hope is this third chapter in the Blood of my World saga brings that home and deals with the emotions, problems, and even gore that a human and vampire relationship would be built upon.

Q: Why did you go indie?

Because I've yet to find a traditional deal better than what I can do on my own.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Let's talk love stories: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is quite good, and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson is very touching.

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I.O.U. Sex - Sandra Nachlinger & Sandra Allen


Book Title: I.O.U. Sex
Authors: Sandra Nachlinger & Sandra Allen

Description:
When June, Kiki, and Peggy graduated from Rayburn High School, all three were virgins. After all, they were good girls. Years later, they read June’s diary from their senior year and joke about the sexual frustration they caused their steady boyfriends back then. That’s when Kiki says, “When you think about it, and I’m only trying to be fair, we owe those guys sex.” With bawdy jabs and tipsy laughter, they vow to track down their old boyfriends and make amends.

The novel takes place in and around Dallas, Texas, and although it's contemporary, it also reflects the lives and attitudes of teens in the 1960s. One reader/reviewer (a 25-year-old woman) said she enjoyed the glimpse into her mother's youth and gave the book five stars on Amazon.  We've had positive feedback from male readers as well.

Bio:
I.O.U. Sex is co-authored. Sandra Nachlinger has been writing short stories, taking creative writing classes, and attending writing conferences for years but had never attempted a novel. Sandra Allen is a retired teacher who taught the intricacies of writing, and she’s a grammar maven as well. Sandra A. lives in North Texas; Sandra N. lives in Washington State. We've been friends since junior high school in Dallas.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

Based on comments posted on Amazon and feedback from others, they'll like the humor. They'll also enjoy the story of enduring friendship between three women. Baby Boomers will see themselves in the book, and younger people will enjoy the glimpse into the mid-1960s.

Q: Why did you go indie?
At first, we researched agents and editors and sent out query letters. We pitched the book at writing conferences too. This went on for a couple of years. But there didn’t seem to be interest in a novel featuring older women, even though Baby Boomers make up a huge segment of the reading population. After talking with fellow authors who'd gone the traditional publishing route and who had also published indie ebooks, we decided e-publishing made sense. That was the best decision we ever made.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

In the sub-genre of Southern women's fiction: Fannie Flagg, Rebecca Wells, Kaye Gibbons.
In women's fiction/romance: Anita Shreve, Barbara Delinsky, Maeve Benchy.
But we both read many other genres.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Memories of Death (Blood of My World Novella Two) - A.P. Fuchs


MEMORIES OF DEATH (BLOOD OF MY WORLD NOVELLA SERIES, BOOK TWO)

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

This second book in the Blood of my World series is about getting what you want after your heart has been broken, and what that's like, whether for good or ill. It also gets more heavily into the vampire/slayer war and addresses if a human and vampire could indeed have a relationship, even down to what do you do when only one of you can come out during the day?

Q: Why did you go indie?

Because I could.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I'll say for comics and graphic novels, I'm a huge Eddie Campbell fan, Alan Moore, John Porcellino, and Warren Ellis.

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Bruce and the Road to Courage - Gale Leach


Bio: Gale had a number of different careers—including teacher, gift shop buyer, craft wholesaler, and American Sign Language interpreter—before she started her own business doing technical writing and editing for biotechnology companies. She ran that company successfully for 20 years, until her husband suggested she retire early. She didn't think twice. She also never really retired.
After moving to an active adult community, she wrote her first book, The Art of Pickleball,which won the 2007 Arizona Book Award in its class (Recreation/Sports). Gale is currently finishing her first novel, Bruce and the Road to Courage, a heroic fantasy for children, and other novels are in the wings.
Gale lives in Arizona with her husband, two dogs, and three cats.

Product description: Bruce, a young caterpillar who is afraid of heights, doesn't want to become a butterfly. Tired of being teased and bullied about this, he leaves home, unaware that he has embarked on a heroic journey that will test both his character and his courage.
Through a series of perilous adventures, Bruce discovers that standing up for yourself and doing what you know is right, even in the face of great odds, are the most courageous actions of all.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book? This book is an adventure story that warms the heart. Similar to Charlotte’s Web or Watership Down, the story is universal and appeals to children of all ages.

Q: Why did you go indie? I had already published a non-fiction book myself, and I decided not only to go indie but to start my own publishing company to help other new authors find good editors and marketing channels.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? E.B. White, Beverly Cleary, Richard Adams, Doris Gates, Madeleine L'Engle, and many more.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Discovery of Death (Blood of My Wolrd Novella One) - A.P. Fuchs


DISCOVERY OF DEATH (BLOOD OF MY WORLD NOVELLA SERIES, BOOK ONE):

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

My hope when writing this series was to a) give readers a cool story, b) take it as a challenge on myself to merge my usual horror fare with the love stories I write under the name Peter Fox.

In the end, I hope readers find a heartstring-tugging love story while also getting a dose of vampires that are genuinely scary. It's always been my opinion that vampires are scary creatures and, simply put, they are not nice unless they have a really good reason. I believe I've created a love story between a vampire and a human that plays to the strengths and struggles of both sides without compromise.

That's an overview of the Blood of my World series in general.

For this first book, it's about love lost, the pain involved, the confusion, and trying to deal with those things when you're just 16 years old. We also learn in this book the rules of this vampire universe and important information regarding the war between vampire and slayer.

Q: Why did you go indie?

Seven years and going strong. I'm a control freak and really wanted to just put things out the way I like them and let them sink or swim based on their own merits.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Really like Dean Koontz's Christopher Snow series, Stephen King (of course), and Terry Goodkind. Okay, the latter isn't in my genre, but he's an awesome writer.

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Sleight: Book One of AVRA-K, Jennifer Sommersby


Bio:
Jennifer Sommersby is a writer, copy editor, photographer, and mom of four living in the Great White North. Originally from Portland, Oregon, in 2002 she relocated from Los Angeles, California, to the suburbs of Vancouver, BC, with her Canadian husband and miniature humans. She studied English, political science, and criminology through Washington State University, as well as copy and substantive editing (2005-06) through Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In 2007 she was a member of the eight-person fiction cohort of the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio, a one-year intensive during which participants focused on the craft and business of writing under the tutelage of successful authors and artists. Sleight is her first completed novel; Stratagem: Book Two is due late 2011.

Product description:
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

The story is based on a seed of fact. The avrakedavra is a magical book in Sleight, but the word itself is ancient and was used as a healing spell in ancient Mesopotamian cultures. Other than the fact that there are fantasy and paranormal elements (the main character, Gemma, sees dead people, and Henry, her love interest, has “gifted” hands), I tried to create a story that, for all intents and purposes, is couched in reality. There’s a little something for everyone: a circus, some elephants, very real relationships amongst a group of people faced with an impossible conundrum, and just enough romance to keep fans of YA and crossover fiction interested and turning the pages. And the last 50 of those pages? One reviewer called them “dizzingly tense.” Strap in and hang on.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Indie seemed the best choice to get the book out to the reading public when traditional deals were not happening.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
As for YA, Suzanne Collins for sure. Becca Fitzpatrick, too. Andrew Davidson isn’t in my genre, but his book The Gargoyle inspired me to add some of the elements I’ve included.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Careful What You Wish For, Sibel Hodge


Bio:

Sibel Hodge has dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, dividing her time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus. She is a qualified personal trainer, sports and massage therapist, and writes freelance feature articles on health, fitness, and various lifetyle subjects. Prior to this, she also worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary for ten years.

Her first novel, Fourteen Days Later, was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a highly commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, Fourteen Days Later is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones. My Perfect Wedding is the sequel to Fourteen Days Later, although it can be read as a standalone novel.

The Fashion Police was a runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition 2010 and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements 2010 by The Romance Reviews. It is a screwball comedy-mystery, combining murder and mayhem with romance and chick-lit, and the first in a series featuring feisty, larger-than-life insurance investigator, Amber Fox. Written in a similar style to Janet Evanovich and Myron Bolitar, The Fashion Police is Stephanie Plum meets Harlan Coben. Be Careful What You Wish For is the second Amber Fox Mystery.

Synopsis:
Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and chicklit…

Three deaths.
A safety deposit box robbery.
The boxing heavyweight champion of the world.

Somehow, they’re all related, and Amber has to solve a four year old crime to find out why.

As she stumbles across a trail of dead bodies and a web of lies spanning both sides of the social divide, it’s starting to get personal. Someone thinks Amber’s poking her nose in where it’s not wanted, sparking off a game of fox and mouse – only this time, Amber’s the mouse.

Amber’s forced to take refuge in the home of her ex-fiancĂ©, Brad Beckett, and now it’s not just the case that’s hotting up. So is the bedroom…


All Levi Carter wanted to be was the boxing heavyweight champion of the world, but at what cost?

All Carl Thomas wanted was to be rich, but would his greed be his downfall?

All Brad Beckett wants is to get Amber back, but there’s a reason for the ex word.

Be careful what you wish for…you might just get it.


Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Life is about living and laughing. After all, laughing keeps you young! Engrossing yourself in a good comedy is an excellent way to de-stress from our hectic lives. My novels are quirky and screwball, and a good way to escape reality for a while. Fans of authors like Janet Evanovich, Kate Johnson, Sophie Kinsella, and Gemma Halliday should enjoy my novels.

Q: Why did you go indie?

I've come close to being traditionally published several times, but it never quite worked out. Most publishers will only take on new authors if they think it will be the next blockbuster, especially with the current global recession. The ebook revolution has started to turn traditional publishing upside down, meaning that the many fantastic indie authors out there who haven't been able to get a traditional publishing deal can now get their novels out there. One of the best things about being indie published is that you have total control over your projects.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Janet Evanovich, , Harlan Coben, Kate Johnson, Sophie Kinsella, Gemma Halliday. Ooh, there's so many and not enough room! 

Seeing the World My Way, Tony Giles


Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
'Seeing the World My Way' is a no-holds-barred journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure. I'm a young blind and severely deaf guy, and I'm backpacking round the world - solo. No help. No guide. Just me and my backpack, and a tiny budget. I've made it to all 7 continents and over 50 countries so far, including Antarctica.

My book is full of drama, danger and discovery, and shows readers my view of the world as I achieve my dream, and deal with my disability whilst living life to the limit.
From bungee jumping in New Zealand to booze filled nights out in New Orleans, Seeing the World My Way is a no-holds-barred account that is certainly not for the faint hearted!

Q: Why did you go indie?
I sent my book to most of the major publishers in the UK, and they all turned me down. I asked Helen Hart of SilverWood Books to copy-edit the manuscript so I could offer it free on my website www.tonythetraveller.com, and she offered me a publishing deal with her independent imprint SilverWood Originals. The book is now available in print, and as an eBook. I've been featured on BBC Radio Four, in Lonely Planet, The Sun newspaper and a variety of magazines from Portugal to Finland to Brazil!



Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
My favourite authors include Stephen King, Colin Forbes, Thomas Harris, Ian Rankin, Jack Higgins and Alistair MacLean.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Love Tattoo, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy


Bio:
I am a full time author writing full length romance and speculative short fiction.  My first novel debuted in December 2010 from Evernight Publishing.  I grew up in the old river city of St. Joseph, Missouri but I now live and work in the Ozark Mountains.  I grew up blue collar working class, scribbling stories, and dreaming of becoming a writer one day.  I spent almost a decade working in broadcast radio after graduating from Missouri Southern State College.

Product description:
Love Tattoo is a paranormal romance.  One unexpected kiss inspires Cara Riley to make a detour that will change her life forever.  She wants to know more about mysterious Will Brennan who has his quirks.  He sleeps by day, plays by night and when she learns the secret he has kept for more than two hundred years, it's up to Cara whether or not they can find a happy ending to their love story.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I think they will like the fresh approach to a traditonal creature of the night.  I hope that they will enjoy the setting - Memphis, Tennessee - because it is one of my own favorite cities, a place with mystery and romance.   The story is told through the heroine, Cara Riley, in first person and I believe that readers will like her straight forward, sassy way of telling her tale.

Q: Why did you go indie?
I spent years submitting and hoping to break into the "Big 6" when a friend suggested to forget that market and try indie.   I did and I am glad.  A year ago, I struggled with submissions that got standard rejections and it was very frustrating because I felt that no one seemed to even read my work or give it serious consideration.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I am finding that I love indie authors because their work is so fresh and new.  Some of my new favorites include Delilah Hunt, Anna Keraleigh,  JoAnne Kenrick, and many more.  Among traditionally published authors, I like Deborah Smith and Nora Roberts.
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The Losing Role, Steve Anderson


The Losing Role
historical, espionage, mystery, war, thriller
Bio:


Steve Anderson's novels mix crime, history, mystery, noir and humor, usually involving a determined underdog stuck between two worlds. He lives in Portland, Ore.


Product description:


In the last winter of WWII a failed German actor, Max Kaspar, is forced to join an absurdly desperate secret mission in which he must impersonate an enemy American officer. So Max cooks up his own fanatical plan — he'll use his false identity to escape tyranny and war and flee to the America he'd once abandoned.  


The Losing Role is based on an actual false flag operation during 1944's Battle of the Bulge that's been made infamous in legend but in reality was a doomed farce. In all the tragic details and with some dark humor, this is the story of an aspiring talent who got in over his head and tried to break free. 


"Excellent dialogue, well-crafted characters, and enough dramatic tension to saw a Panzer in half." — Independent Novel Award, Best of 2010 (The New Podler Review of Books)


"The Losing Role is a terrific book that deserves a wide audience. It is exciting and funny and keeps you thinking long after the action is over." — Rose City Reader


Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I hope it gives them a different angle to historical events by showing total war through the desperate and somewhat hapless point-of-view of one unlikely (fictional) participant. Getting caught between two worlds colliding can really suck. 


Q: Why did you go indie?
After years of near misses with agents and publishers, I found myself with manuscripts that were worth putting in front of readers. Indie publishing finally made it feasible. 


Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Graham GreeneAlan Furst, Charles McCarry, John Le Carré, Philip Kerr, Martin Cruz Smith, Patricia Highsmith

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dream Weaver - Rejean Giguere


Bio:
Rejean Giguere is an avid outdoorsman, adventurer, photographer and artist. He enjoys fishing, hockey, golf, tennis, skiing, snowmobiling, his V-Max motorcycle and vintage Corvette.
He grew up in Canada and Europe, and enjoyed a business career in Toronto and Ottawa. He lives just down the road from Canada's Alice Munro.
Visit his website at

Book description:
DreamWeaver
19,800 words, 119 pages
Suspense
Zeke Jackson's sister has gone missing in the jungles of Southeast Asia. His search for her takes him from the red light districts of Vietnam to the mean streets of New York.

Finally he finds the help he needs in the back alleys of one of South Africa's most notorious shanty towns. The DreamWeaver. But the things Zeke will have to do, and the price he'll have to pay to get Jane back are beyond anything he ever expected.

Q 1: What will e-readers like about your book?
Readers will like to watch Zeke's character change as he faces hurtle after hurtle in the search for his sister in this fast read that gallops around the world from New York to South Africa to the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Q 2: Why did you go indie?
Self publishing in today's world gives a writer the opportunity to put their work in front of readers without having to deal with the bureaucracy of traditional publishers. The opportunity to control the look, feel and experience of the book is something only available to an indie. Besides; it's way more fun!

Q 3: Who are your favourite Authors in your genre?
A scavenger is indiscriminate, I read everything.

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Walking Among the Dead - Ken Lang


Bio:

Ken Lang is a 22 year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken has been awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, was named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of 14 letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.

In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.

Ken currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children.

Product description:
There are no scripts, television cameras, or high paid actors that can capture the real life essence of a homicide detective like Walking Among the Dead: True Crime Stories From A Homicide Detective. Experience murder and death investigations first hand as former homicide detective Ken Lang takes you from the crime scene into the interrogation room of some of the most intriguing true crime cases ever. As he unravels these mysteries, experience the drama and adrenaline rush of hunting down these killers that most homicide detectives thrive on.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

A: Walking Among the Dead redefines the 'true crime' format as it is written in a novel format and plunges the reader beyond the crime scene tape and right into the crime scenes.

Q: Why did you go indie?

A: I believe that indie is the way of the future. Why do I want to keep banging my head against the wall of a system that is dying? Given the competitiveness in this current economy with authors vying for the attention of a traditional publisher, and considering the falling sales through the traditional venues, going indie and self-publishing is perhaps the wisest move any author today can make. Just this past month hard book and soft cover sales in book stores fell by some 30%-40% while ebook sales were up over 100%, AGAIN...

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

A: Honestly, I can't say I have a favorite 'true crime' author, they all read like police reports to me. But I do enjoy reading James Patterson, Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy to name a few...

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Boltman - Eric Quinn Knowles


Bio:
An author, journeyman techno-mage, massage therapist, business owner (hail to the King, baby), and former driver of your neighborhood ice cream truck, Eric hails from the Pacific Northwest where he continues to enjoy life in a quiet community near Seattle. When not writing, Eric enjoys reading a variety of genres from superheroes to detective fiction, playing Magic The Gathering with his nephew, Dungeons and Dragons with the older crowd, and watching Real Housewives of Atlanta with his girlfriend (because he has to).

Product description:
A hapless young man believes he is the incarnation of Boltman, a comic book superhero. On a quest to unlock the secret of Boltman’s super powers and complete his transformation, Kevin must rescue his sidekick, Ampere, from the clutches of Tommie Boy and the Church of the Mind, an evil celebrity cult of energy vampires. In his costume, Kevin is stronger and faster than anyone can believe; he becomes Boltman, but Boltman has a mind of its own. On the path to fulfill his destiny, Kevin begins to wonder if he is really just losing his mind, or if Boltman is a separate entity, bent on using Kevin for its own mysterious ends.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

Q: Why did you go indie?
Honestly, I thought it would be fun. I wanted the challenge.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Oddly enough, I've avoided reading in the superhero genre until now. I wanted to keep Boltman isolated and original. Now that Boltman is finished, I have a list of genre authors to get to, including: Mur Lafferty, Peter Clines, Rob Rogers and Austin Grossman.

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Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon - Erik Gustafson


Bio:
Erik Gustafson was in the Air Force for 20 years and has lived all over the world in places like Iceland and Germany.  After his military career, he settled down in Iowa with my family.  He teaches psychology courses at a community college and helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Product description:
This is my first novel and it is called Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon.   It is a paranormal thriller about a young man suffering from childhood memories of a terrible fire that have now manifested as a dragon hell-bent to kill him while a ghostly voice urges him on a surreal journey to learn why and put an end to the dragon once and for all before it’s too late.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The storytelling weaves hallucinations with a haunting to create a vivid, scary adventure. I think readers will like this novel because of my background in psychology is richly incorporated into the story and the characters.  It’s a book about overcoming fears and coming of age.


Q: Why did you go indie?
I went indie because self-publishing made my book instantly available and it seems like most people I know are reading ebooks nowadays.   I prefer ebooks because I am in control of my entire publishing experience from writing to marketing to designing a cover.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Some of my favorite horror writers are Stephen King, Peter Straub and Joe Hill.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kissed From Beyond - Keta Diablo


Bio:
Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the country on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening, she loves to commune with nature. Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her latest paranormal novel, Where The Rain Is Made, has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark in the Best e-novel category. In addition, Keta’s books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Reads awards from the top professional review sites.




Product description: Kissed From Beyond, Paranormal Anthology, This "must read" anthology will take you to the mystical beyond and back with four erotica novellas from bestselling and award-winning authors:

-Keta Diablo
-Amber Scott
-Elise Hepner
-Stacey Kennedy

Can you handle the magic?

"Cradle of Dreams" by Keta Diablo

With visions of battle still fresh in his mind, Roane Bradfield returns home to find the woman he loves betrothed to another. He corners Kendrick Moreland at Dowager Huggins’ Grand Ball and whisks her into the secluded library. One way or the other, he will know the reason the duplicitous beauty cut him from her life when she promised to wait forever.

Kendrick can’t believe her eyes when Roane suddenly appears at the ball. Has he truly risen from the dead? Amid wagging tongues and hushed murmurs, the fantasy of her every dream whisks her from the ballroom. And the expression on his face is anything but loving. Revenge, danger and powerful love collide in the Cradle of Dreams.


Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Readers will love the variety in the anthology. From Keta's time travel/historical to Hepner's Genie in a bottle story, there is something for all paranormal lovers here.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Oh, boy. How much room do I have? I've been traditionally published for six years and at times very disillusioned with promises from publishers they discard once you sign the contract. I  also love having control over my books, i.e., price, where they are sold and the content. I think in the long run publishers will have a hard time herding good writers into their corral unless they wake up and realize authors can publish on their own and make more money. We can also write the stories we've longed to write for a long time without being asked to write the formulaic stories.

When you think about, editors and publishers have had total control over what's been presented to readers in the past, and that is no longer the case. I've never understood why publishers should make more than the author on a book they didn't write. I'm a proponent of equal sharing at the least, and perhaps tipping toward the person who put their blood, sweat and tears into their book. For a long time, a stigma existed if you were Indie published, "Oh, you're Indie, and not a "real" author. We've made great strides in that area, but now we have to live up to reader standard. They pay hard-earned money for books, and we need to deliver.

Indie authors need to produce good books with intriguing plots, great character depth, and error-free manuscripts. We have a responsibility now to prove ourselves -- bear up under the standards readers expect and want.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I like Roberta Gellis and Joanna Bourne for historical. I read many paranormal novels, but don't have a specific favorite. I find many of the books put out in this genre in the last three years have been replicas of others released. Names are changed and settings, but pretty much they're about kick-ass heroines and alpha males taking on the world. When we talk about paranormal, there are so many other elements we could write about, yet I
don't see those types of books released from the big publishers. If a trend catches on, like vampires and weres, we write it to death until the market is saturated with vampire stories across all genres, including YA. I like vampire stories, but I also like variety.


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Tear in Time - Christopher David Petersen


I believe the e-readers will like this book due to the emotional connection they will have with the main character as he literally fights to make it back home to the future.

In years past, I considered investing the time to have my novels traditionally published, but after much research, I realized that the reward for so much work just wasn’t worth it. Just recently, I discovered e-publishing at Amazon on their Kindle e-reader. I was shocked at how easy they made publishing your own work. I dug out one of my novels and with almost no time at all, I published it. I was amazed at how quickly I was making sales. I only wish I had discovered e-publishing sooner.

My favorite author without a doubt is Clive Cussler. His writing style is a smooth and seamless as anyone I’ve ever read. I also am a great fan of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. If only they had written more.

The link to “Tear in Time” on Amazon.


Brief Synopsis:

After an emotionally trying surgery, Dr. David Warner descends in a hospital elevator, triggering a time portal that leads to the Civil War. Stepping through the elevator doors, the time portal disappears behind him, leaving the young doctor trapped in 1862. He is soon befriended by Dr. Jebediah Morgan, an old Civil War doctor, and together the two embark on a journey that takes them from one infamous battle to the next, enduring the harshest of conditions, surviving combat, while analyzing and plotting his return. As the two trade rolls of student and mentor, they develop a deep bond that carries them far beyond their own respective times. Nearing the end of his journey, with his return nearly in his grasp, Dr. Warner must overcome one last hardship where his life is held in the balance.



Author’s Bio:
Christopher David Petersen, born 1963 and raised in Connecticut. As a child, I was always daring and reckless. Never one to let common sense stand in the way of a great adventure, my bold feats of stupidity were legendary... Huckleberry Finn would have been proud.
"Surprisingly", that same spirit carried over into adulthood, as I sought out entertainment that included: scuba diving; ski Mountaineering; mountain biking; Rock, Ice and Mountain climbing; flying planes; golf, motorcycles, the stock market and of course, experimentation with various alcoholic refreshments.
Later in life, writing became an extension of my deep desire to experience "new and exciting worlds". I have written several books, but none have been published through any formal channels... I've heard the process is long, painful and laborious, the thought of which sickens me. My foray into e-publishing came after a friend suggested my works could fetch dollars instead of dust inside my sock drawer... a righteous observation. My recent publications are the result of this advice. Further adventure/suspense novels are soon to be released.
An engineer by trade, I have worked all over the U.S. and usually write in my spare time... that is when I'm not enjoying a bottle of Scotch and a quality cigar. I am a naturally long-winded individual, so writing is what happens when I can't get anyone to listen to me anymore...
I love all kinds of genres but gravitate more towards suspense. There is nothing like the build up to a great climax... What a rush!