Monday, May 30, 2011

Intoxication by Tim Kizer

Suspense novelette “Intoxication” by Tim Kizer. 

Product description: It is about 10,000 words long.

How do you force a confession out of a coworker trying to poison you? Do you kill those who dismiss your fears and believe you are paranoid? What do you do if you start questioning your own suspicions--and sanity--as you take the law into your hands?

In this disturbing tale of derangement, a young psychopathic woman is slipping into madness as she fights an enemy that may exist only in her imagination. She has to resort to desperate measures when she realizes that a gun, security cameras in her apartment, and constant vigilance will not be enough to survive.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
A: It is a thrilling page turner with an unpredictable ending.

Q: Why did you go indie?
A: I believe it is the future of book publishing.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
A: Stephen King and Dean Koontz

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Burn Out by Traci Hohenstein

Bio -
Traci Hohenstein lives in NW Florida with her husband and three kids. When not writing, she can usually be found at the beach. She is working on the next book in the Rachel Scott series, Asylum Harbor, which will be released Summer 2011.

Product description:
Lt. Samantha (Sam) Collins, a firefighter, vanishes after a warehouse fire the week before she was to testify at her estranged husband’s trial for drug charges. The only clue to her disappearance is a firefighter helmet that was left behind at the scene.

Rachel Scott founded Florida Omni Search after her own daughter disappeared when she was four. She has worked with law enforcement agencies all over the United States in locating missing people. Sam’s mother calls Rachel for assistance in locating her daughter. However, the search for Sam takes her on a journey that she never expected.

As she digs deeper into Sam’s past, she finds out more about the marijuana operation her husband Ken, a former police officer, was involved with.
In her desperate, terrifying search for Sam, Rachel also discovers clues about her own missing daughter, Mallory.

Will she locate Samantha in time and also find out what happened to her own daughter?

Questions answered:

1. I love to suprise my readers and put a lot of "twists and turns" in my suspense novels. An unexpected ending also never hurts!

2. I had a lot of near misses with agents and publishers. After stumbling across another popular indie blog, I decided to give it a try. I haven't looked back since.

3. My favorite suspense authors are Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Alafair Burke, and Lisa Unger.

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Links to my books - Amazon

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Revolutionary Party - Josh K. Roberts

Bio:  Josh Roberts is a lifelong geek turned entrepreneur and aspiring author.  He enjoys reading, video games, general digital tomfoolery and kickboxing.  He lives in Memphis, TN with his wife, an 80 pound German Shepherd and a 4 pound Chihuahua. 

Product description:  Thousands of years since the Chinese and American nuclear war, mankind has recovered. Many have enjoyed physical evolution granting them the power of fire, electricity or telepathy.

Others experienced malicious adaptations. They are called infected.

While heading the global government's project to quarantine the infected, sentry Bing-Tao learns horrible truths about the assassination of the planet's top government official (his adoptive mother), the government controlling the world and himself.

Bing-Tao struggles to save mankind from itself, while trying to reconcile his betrayal of the one woman he ever loved.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
e-readers will enjoy the fast-pace and action of Revolutionary Party.  It's written in a way that readers can enjoy it in short bursts while on public transportation or during a lengthy reading session.

They'll also enjoy the price: $0.99.

Q: Why did you go indie?
I tried to do publishing and book marketing the hard way and was not successful finding an agent or publisher.  So I'm trying to conquer the publishing world in the really hard way.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Without boring you with a never-ending list, I'll include the 3 that have most influenced me:  Orwell, Orson Scott Card and Gary Shteyngart.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The House Eaters - Aaron Polson

Aaron Polson currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, two sons, and a tattooed rabbit.  To pay the bills, he teaches high school English. Aaron’s stories have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009 and 2010, listed as a recommended read by Tangent Online, and received honorable mention in the storySouth Million Writers Award and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. 

Product description:

Nick Gillingham knew moving before his senior year would suck... but he never imagined a nightmare like Broughton’s Hollow. It’s bad enough Nick hears disembodied voices after moving near “the House”—a crumbling relic with a sinister past. But then the local football team decides to make him their new tackling dummy, the queen of the school starts manipulating him for her own nefarious purposes, and his parents’ marriage falls apart. When Nick’s elderly neighbor hints whatever lurks within “the House” might be the cause of his troubles, he sets out to uncover the truth behind the local Indian legend of the “Eating Monster.” Nick will to have to rely on a band of social outcasts from school—and his loony kid sister—to put his life and family back together again. But even if he survives a close encounter with “the House,” Nick will still need to find a date for the homecoming dance.

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

The narrator, Nick, is funny and quick-witted. He's honest, too.  The story has enough twists and turns and strange corners to keep readers flipping the virtual pages. The House Eaters isn't a traditional haunted house book--I haven't seen a book which plays with the Native American myths with which Nick and his friends must contend. 

Q: Why did you go indie?

I went indie with The House Eaters because my publisher went belly-up.  I've had moderate success with other indie projects, so instead of feeling hopeless, I was empowered to get my book back "out there."

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? 

I'm a big fan of Stephen King (of course).  Jeff Vandermeer has a wonderful way with words, too.  "The General Who is Dead" is one of the most hauntingly beautiful short stories I've ever read.  There's a fellow in England named Michael Stone I expect we will hear big things from.  His stuff is always spot on.  Tim O'Brien, while not exactly in my genre, has always been a favorite.  The House Eaters for Kindle
and The House Eaters for Nook

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Night Journey - Goldie Browning

Goldie Browning’s twisted imagination and fascination with the paranormal began in early childhood with her grandmother’s ghost stories and her brother’s retelling of classic fairy tales, such as Snow White and the Seven Little Frankensteins and Cinderacula. 
Her first and favorite job was as a secretary at a military mortuary in Germany, followed by more mundane employment which included being a newspaper reporter, a real estate agent, a substitute school teacher, and a legal secretary.  She finally settled down to a long career as a courtroom deputy clerk for two federal judges before retiring and getting to do what she wants to do when she grows up—be a writer.                        

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:  NIGHT JOURNEY – a ghostly tale of past lives that intersect with the present

Q.  What will e-readers like about your book?    
       I believe e-readers will like my book because it is fast-paced, exciting, scary, and romantic, all rolled up in one.  Night Journey is set at a real hotel in Arkansas purported to be the most haunted hotel in America, and was once the cancer hospital owned by real-life bad guy, Dr. Norman Baker.  Night Journey is a thrilling ride through time and back as heroine Emma Fuller has an accident, dies and is revived, but is left comatose.  While she’s in her coma, her soul is transported to 1938 where the spirits she’d heard about on the ghost tour are now real live people.  You’ll be turning the pages of your Kindle to find out what happens next.     

Q.  Why did you go indie?
            I’m so glad I went Indie, but I fought it for a long time, thinking I had to be published by The Big Guys.  I paid my dues, querying and collecting rejections and discovered that Night Journey didn’t fit into any of their niches.  The Big Guys don’t have time for books that don’t fit into their niches.  I’d just about given up after congestive heart failure almost got me, followed by a chain of other severe family illnesses.  Trying to sell your writing takes a lot of energy and I didn’t have any.  But then one day, out of the blue, one of my friends opened his own publishing company and asked me if he could publish Night Journey.  I’m so happy he asked me.       

Q.  Who are your favorite authors in your genre?  Lorelei Shannon, Erin Grady, Stephen King   

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hidden - Shalini Boland

Shalini Boland

Author bio:
Before kids, I was a singer songwriter signed to Universal Music. But writing fiction has taken over my life and now I’m a mother of two noisy boys and an author of teen novels. I write the kinds of books I love to read - gripping young adult adventures with a spattering of romance and a sprinkling of horror.

Book description:
Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series) is a paranormal romance that spans the centuries from modern England to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.
Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune and a house with a cellar full of danger. Eighteen-year-old Alexandre Chevalier lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition, he discovers a lost underground city where his life changes forever.

For each of them, life is finally starting. Little do they know it is closer to ending. Something lies buried which should have been forgotten. A Pandora’s Box that was meant to stay shut. But Madison and Alexandre have never been any good at following the rules. They are about to find everything they’ve ever desired and everything that could destroy them. Falling in love has never been so dangerous.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It’s pure escapism. The story begins in gritty reality but slowly descends into horror, romance and adventure.

I try to back my characters into impossible situations or give them difficult dilemmas to deal with, making the story more unpredictable. Hopefully I’ve achieved this as current reviews say the story is gripping and takes surprising twists and turns.

Q: Why did you go indie?
After submitting to several publishers, it became clear that vampire novels were not what they were looking for. But I still know lots of people who love to read them. So I thought, sod it then, I’ll do it myself. And I did.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Suzanne Collins, Anne Rice and Richard Matheson. For a brief time, I existed in their worlds.

Chop Suey - Ty Hutchinson

Author Bio

My name is Ty Hutchinson and I'm from Hawaii. What does that mean? I don't need to tan.
Most days I'm a writer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. For you people not in the know, it's an advertising agency. Yes, I'm fully aware that it sounds like a law firm and that's why, depending on the situation, I'm also a lawyer.
If you visit, you'll find me making an ad or looking at an ad or discussing an ad. Sometimes I'm in the 4th floor kitchen drinking coffee though. You can check out my portfolio by visiting this website:
My work has appeared in all the major advertising award shows and reported on in publications like Advertising Age, Creativity, Communication Arts and Archive. Is this helpful in my life outside of advertising? No.
When I'm not solving client problems or building brands, you'll find me traveling the world, playing video games, eating, reading, exploring SF's Chinatown (to date I have six Shrimp Boy sightings) or hard at work writing thriller novels.
While advertising is a blast, I thought it would be fun to write a book. Guess what? It was. My first book, Chop Suey, is out now. It's about Darby Stansfield, the first telecommunication consultant to the criminal world. It had my editor gasping, giggling and laughing so hard, she more than once choked on her drink. I hope you enjoy Darby as much as she did. I'm currently editing the second book in the series. Look for it to be out in the fall of 2011.

When disgraced sales associate, Darby Stansfield, discovers he has six months to save his job, he does what any normal person would do. He freaks.

Desperate to resurrect his career at Teleco Wireless, he conjures up an international scheme filled with the promise of endless high-spending clients. It’s brilliant, it’s successful, and it involves doing business with organized crime.

But soon those closest to him find themselves caught up in his dangerous plan and one of these unknowingly has the power to destroy him. Darby must now make a tough decision––give up on the one good idea he ever had or risk it all.

This is the crazy life of Darby Stansfield, telecommunications consultant to the criminal underworld.

Chop Suey is a 90,000 word action thriller. That's 381 pages of holy moly.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? I think they will really like Darby Stansfield. He's a lovable dope with big ideas. The guy who means well even though things don't go well. It's an action-thriller so story is fast-paced. I'd advise readers to strap-in for the last fifty pages or so. It's not too serious, there is humor so readers should expect an entertaining read.

Q: Why did you go indie? Well when I did the research on both paths, the indie way just made more sense. It was the right choice for me. Having control over the publishing process was the biggest appeal.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? Well there's James Patterson, Janet Evanovich and Lee Childs. But lately I've been reading a lot of indie authors or authors gone indie like JA Konrath, Brett Battles, Barry Eisler, Victorine E. Lieske and Dave Conifer


Chop Suey - Amazon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Time Hunters - Carl Ashmore

My name is Carl Ashmore and I am a 42 year old writer for children from Cheshire in England. I like old stuff, naan breads and hopping.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I hope it’s a fun-filled, action-packed adventure that appeals to children of all ages.

Q: Why did you go indie?
It offers me the opportunity to take control of my literary destiny

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, CS Lewis.

Product description:

Becky is a typical thirteen year old English girl. She likes Facebook, gossiping and plenty of sleep. So when she and her brother Joe are invited to stay with their 'loony' Uncle Percy at his stately home, she thinks it'll be the worst summer ever. What she doesn't realise is that Bowen Hall is also home to a baby Triceratops, two Sabre-tooth tigers and the mythic hero, Will Scarlet...

'The Time Hunters' is a thrilling adventure that takes Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will on a quest through time to find the legendary Golden Fleece.

The Clock is ticking....


'I really enjoyed reading THE TIME HUNTERS. You start off the action with a bang, drawing the reader in right away. Your writing is strong, and in places has a classic feel....It has terrific potential.'

This is a wonderful adventure. It has the magic of Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, the inventiveness of Roald Dahl and the writing skill of Rudyard Kipling in my opinion. It is the natural successor to Harry Potter. Brilliant!

Here’s the amazon link:

While the Savage Sleeps - Andrew E. Kaufman

Andrew E. Kaufman is an award winning journalist and author living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers, a horse, and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier (who, incidentally, thinks she owns the place).

His new novel, While the Savage Sleeps, a forensic paranormal thriller, broke out onto four of Amazon's bestsellers lists, taking the number one spot on two of them and third place on their Movers and Shakers list. It is also currently dominating seven of Amazon's Top Rated lists.

The novel is available on Kindle, trade paperback, and other e-book formats.

After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, then at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial.


Product description:

Cameron Dawson's got a past he can't seem to shake, but he's hoping to change that. He's moved back home to Faith, New Mexico and taken a job as assistant sheriff. What he doesn't realize is that his newest nightmare's about to begin. Strange things are happening. People are disappearing, and for others, it's far worse …


Miles away in Albuquerque, Kyle Bancroft's life is spinning out of control. She's seeing, hearing, and dreaming things she can't explain: Flashbacks to World War II and an eerie hospital ward with locked doors, empty gurneys, and guttural screams. To make matters worse, a ghostly green-eyed girl is complicating her visions with an urgent message: Time is running out.


Kyle's otherworldly encounters are driving her straight toward Faith … and right into Cameron's life. The body count is rising, the pressure is mounting, and the clock is ticking as they rush to uncover a dangerous secret hiding just below the surface of this all-American town—one that's threatening to destroy Faith and everyone in it. A secret they must hunt down quickly … even if it costs them their own lives.


Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The comment I get most from my readers is that they love the fast pace. A lot of people blame me for keeping them up all night--not such a bad thing for an author-- because they kept turning pages into the wee hours of the morning. Another thing I hear is that the characters seem to stay with people long after they turn the last page. These are the highest compliments I think I can get because it's exactly what I set out to do while writing While the Savage Sleeps.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Well, Um... I'm a bit of a "control enthusiast". I love having creative control over my work and calling the shots. I also love the fact that Amazon gives authors a fair shake of the profits.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?I don't know that I have an actual favorite. I love getting my hands on anything good that I can find. I've read so many authors through the years, I'm not sure I could pick out ones whom I favor.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blurred Realities - Amber LaShell

Blurred Realities by Amber LaShell

Bio: By day Amber LaShell is a communications specialist living in Dallas, TX and by night she weaves tales of the erotic nature. She is a lover of all things paranormal and has stories constantly swirling around in her brain ready to escape at any moment.
Alexandra is taking a much needed vacation to visit Ireland, the place her ancestors are from. Early into the trip she notices an odd man with glowing green eyes staring at her from across a pub. Suddenly she starts having some very erotic dreams about him that are just a bit too real. Now she's on a mission to find out who, or what he is.

Product description:
Basically this book is an erotic thriller about a woman who is being stalked by a Vampire in her dreams that turn out to be real.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
A: My book is a thriller that reads fast and has a surprise ending

Q: Why did you go indie?
A; The possibility of setting my own limits: creating my own cover art, selling through website I choose, and higher royalties.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
A: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Laurel K. Hamilton to name the two that come to me first.

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords

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The Silent Box - Dan Dux

Dan Rux is a writer and father of two living in South Dakota.  In 1995 he moved from Aberdeen to Rapid City where he studied Computer Science at the School of Mines and Technology.  In 1998 he moved back to Aberdeen when his first child was born.  In 2001 his second child was born.  He started his first novel in 2010 and he is still awaiting representation.  His second novel, a novel that focuses on the after effects of Pandora’s Box, is still a work in progress.  The Silent Box was a project that Dan started on his blog as a series of short stories.  When he found that his readers enjoyed the stories at a high level, he turned them into a novelette to broaden his readership.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The story is an eschewed tale of Pandora’s Box and a retelling of Adam and Eve.  Pandora’s legacy has been handed down by generations since ancient Greece and has been manipulated to form what we know today as Pandora’s Box.  The original myth tells of Pandora as the first woman to walk the Earth and a jar that held the body and soul of an evil God.  When the jar spoke to Pandora, she became curious and opened it to unleash evil upon the world.  Just as with the Christian and Jewish belief, that it was Eve who partook of the apple in Eden from the Tree of Knowledge to unleash evil and death.  The book is the start of my later novel that delves into the theory that humans would survive the effects if the box is re-opened and humanity is left to wither and die.
Q: Why did you go indie?
The novelette really isn’t long enough to necessitate representation by any agent or publisher.  Also, since it started as a short story series on my blog, some were already familiar with the story.  Indie publishing was the proper choice for this book.  Also, I wanted to make an experiment of indie publishing.  I have heard some success stories and some horror stories, and I needed to make up my mind as to how the medium would work for me.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Suzanne Collens would be first on my list followed closely by Dan Brown and Steven King.  Some authors that have influenced me but aren’t necessarily in my genre are C. S. Lewis, J. K. Rowling and John Milton.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yellow Medicine - Anthony Neil Smith

Bio: Anthony Neil Smith is the author of PSYCHOSOMATIC, THE DRUMMER, YELLOW MEDICINE, HOGDOGGIN', and CHOKE ON YOUR LIES. He directs the creative writing program at Southwest Minnesota State University, where he is an Associate Professor of English. He's also the publisher of the crime/noir e-zine PLOTS WITH GUNS (

Product description: Deputy Billy Lafitte is not unfamiliar with the law—he just prefers to enforce it, rather than abide by it. But his rule-bending and bribe-taking have gotten him kicked off the force in Gulfport, Mississippi, and he’s been given a second chance—in the desolate, Siberian wastelands of rural Minnesota. Now Billy’s only got the local girls and local booze to keep him company.

Until one of the local girls—cute little Drew, bassist for a psychobilly band—asks Billy for help with her boyfriend. Something about the drugs Ian’s been selling, some product he may have lost, and the men who are threatening him because of it. Billy agrees to look into it, and before long he’s speeding down a snowy road, tracking a cell of terrorists, with a severed head in his truck’s cab. And that’s only the start.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? They'll be drawn in by Billy Lafitte, a bad cop gone worse who still has a powerful charm that will keep the reader riveted as they watch him try to balance his desire to save his own ass versus wanting to protect those he cares about.

Q: Why did you go indie? I've been able to get the e-rights to my entire backlist, and YELLOW MEDICINE is one of those, originally in print in 2008. But I've gone indie with them because I wanted to go directly to the readers dirt cheap. The prices of Kindle indies remind me of the cheap old paperbacks from the 50sand 60s, and I've found amazing work for very little cash.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? I'd like Billy Lafitte to be thought of as a throwback to the old Shell Scott, Johnny Liddell, and Matt Helm pulp novels. Donald Hamilton wrote some excellent books, and reading Frank Kane and Richard Prather is a lot of fun.

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords

Vallar - Cindy Borgne

Vallar by Cindy Borgne.


Cindy writes mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy. However, when it comes to genre, she is open to any great idea that might come her way. She likes to read a wide variety as long as the story is good, that's what matters.

Her stories are character driven and fast paced with plenty of conflict. The character driven aspect is important to her. Readers may notice that her characters evolve throughout her stories. She strives to write a page turner, and a unique story - something that will stay in the readers mind and make them think. Cindy won an honorable mention from Writer's Digest in 2006.

Product description:

Sixteen-year-old Ian Connors works for Marscorp, using his psychic ability to give the organization an advantage over other groups angling for control of the embattled planet. The people of Earth have abandoned the colonies of Mars due to a dwindling of their own resources. The leaders of Marscorp believe that by pooling the planets assets, they will be able to gain enough power to force their way back to Earth.

Ian's job is to use his visions to locate smaller organizations in order to plunder their valuables and incorporate their masses. But a disturbing vision and a horrible loss cause Ian to doubt his loyalties to a corrupt, dictatorial admiral.

Unwilling to be a pawn in the Admiral's dangerous game, Ian must find a way to escape and protect a girl he sees himself with in the future. His only hope may lie with a new organization known as Vallar - an alliance of rebel organizations willing to fight for their survival.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
The strong points are the characters, the dialogue, and the world building. It’s character driven science fiction.

Q: Why did you go indie? Price and product control.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card, Connie Willis.

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords

Monday, May 16, 2011

Forgotten April - Robyn Bradley

Bio: Robyn Bradley is a Novelist Ninja and Short Story Seductress. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and won a short story award in 2007. Her work has appeared in, Metal Scratches, The Breakwater Review, Writer's Digest, and The MetroWest Daily News, among other places. When she's not writing or sleeping, Robyn enjoys watching Law & Order marathons, drinking margaritas, and determining how many degrees really separate her from George Clooney. Forgotten April is her first novel. Visit to learn more.Product description: For April Sullivan-LaMonica, the last ten years have been hell: her husband and young son were killed in a car accident, and soon after, her mom descended into the darkness of Alzheimer's. So when broadcast journalist Maggie Prescott shows up claiming to be April's half sister and tries to capture their reunion on film, April outwardly regards Maggie with much suspicion. In reality, she's simply afraid to grow close to someone again, only to have that person leave—or worse.

Maggie, meanwhile, is battling her own demons: figuring out why her biological mother gave her up, facing a secret she's kept from the one man she's loved all her life, and giving herself permission to follow the dream she's had since she was a child.

Separated by nearly two decades and radically different life paths, April and Maggie must decide if pursuing their sisterhood is worth it...or even possible.

A story of loss, love, survival, and redemption, Forgotten April will speak to anyone who's experienced the pains—and riches—of an unexpected friendship that emerges from family ties.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? Forgotten April is a "sister story" with an edge, and it's this edge that I hope resonates with readers.

Q: Why did you go indie? This past summer, I bought a Nook and started hearing about the success many self-published writers were experiencing, thanks to this new digital age and the ease of self-publishing platforms. And so I began to think, "Well, why not self-publish my stories to Kindles and Nooks and put them directly in my readers' hands? I might not have an agent's blessing or a publishing house backing me, but I believe in my stories."

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, and Chris Bohjalian.

Link to web site or blog or Amazon/Smashwords:
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Search: Lunis Flower of Hidden - G.K. Fralin

The Search: Lunis Flower of Hidden by G.K. Fralin
Bio: G. K. Fralin’s stories best described as Christian fantasy fearlessly look inside the darkness taking the reader on a journey through the seemingly impossible to realization of life and light. “I’ve lived in the darkness and I’ve lived in the light, both should be understood. Using fantasy helps my characters make real choices.” G. K. Fralin lives in Wymore, Nebraska.

Product description:
The Search: Lunis Flower of Hidden is a Christian fantasy centered on real people going through the impossible and finding themselves challenged. The main character is Sheridan trapped in a small town named Hidden. From the beginning, the oddities of the town are apparent, even before she meets Catch.

Catch in the innkeeper of the only place for a guest to stay. The population is scant. Other members of the community have equally odd names. The difference is the other’s names are more utilitarian like Cook, Service, and Tailor.

One character, Service, does give Sheridan her real name, but she doesn’t want Sheridan to use it unless she’s not in the cafĂ©. Her revelation is that they go by those names because it’s what they love about themselves.

Now, what does that tell you about Catch? You will get to know something of the old codger in the first chapter.

The Search: Lunis Flower of Hidden is a journey not only to find the Lunis Flower, but also to find the secret paths out of Hidden and the dangers, joys, and self-realization that comes through that quest.

Sheridan and a fellow guest of the inn follow Shepherd on their journey. Can they trust a man who reveals little about himself?,

Q: What will e-readers like about your book? E-readers will find this fantasy fast paced, intriguing, frightening, and miraculous. The readers will find something of themselves in the characters. The Search: Lunis Flower of Hidden will take the reader into places like the impossible meadow, the dark canyon, and many other surprises.

Q: Why did you go indie? I like the idea of being independent and I feel readers are looking for something out of the mainstream.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre? C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, W.H. Hudson,


Trouble Down South and Other Stories - Katrina Parker Williams

Book Title:  Trouble Down South and Other Stories
Katrina Parker Williams teaches English composition and grammar at a community college. She is a Barton College graduate with a B.S. in Communications and a Masters of Education in English from East Carolina University.  She is also the author of a fictional novel titled Liquor House Music.   Her works have appeared in Charlotte Viewpoint, Muscadine Lines, Usadeepsouth, and on the Wilson Community College websiteHer writings have recently been published at The Saints’ Placenta, All Things Girl, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Pens on Fire, and Muscadine Lines. 
Enslavement, murder, abuse, illness: there’s real trouble for the characters in Trouble Down South and Other Stories. The short stories take the reader on a journey to the past through a collection of interestingly crafted pieces of flawed humanness, social injustice, and redemption, and even humor.

The short story collection of historical fiction chronicles events spanning more than 150 years and addresses a wide range of experiences from African-American perspectives. The stories are set in the South amid a changing landscape in which the characters are forced to wrestle with the social issues surrounding Native Americans, slavery, racism, Prohibition, World War I, the Korean War, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, health, religion, mental illness, and education.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?  I think they will like the easy and quick read of the short stories as well as the historical nature of many of the stories.

Q: Why did you go indie?  I wanted to self-publish my book so that I could be in control of the entire publishing experience, and I wanted to see my book in print the way I envisioned it. 

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?  Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Ernest Gaines
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