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krystal-lawrenceKrystal Lawrence lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of three novels—— two vampire stories, Risen and Risen II: The Progeny, and a trilogy entitled, Be Careful What You Wish For which is currently under consideration to be turned into a television series. Cat O’Nine Tales is Krystal’s first and much anticipated collection of short stories. Her books are available through Amazon and all major book retailers.

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What evil dwells within the pretty lady next door or the ordinary house cat?

cat-o-nine-talesWhat happens when you pursue your dreams into the desert after dark?

Beware the man borne of your imagination. He could seek vengeance on the one who created him.

Visit a bookstore offering a most alluring and sinister service.

Journey to the dark side with ten twisted tales of horror, malevolence, and the truly uncanny.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

I’ve never been asked that question before. I think I would call myself the born vessel. When a story wants to be told, it sinks its teeth into me and won’t let go until I tell the tale.

What was your inspiration for Cat O’Nine Tales?

The fun part of Cat O’Nine Tales, was that it was not just one inspiration…it was ten! I call this endeavor my accidental book because my previous three releases were all full-length novels. This one was very different. When I first began writing the stories in this book, I had no idea that I would write so many short stories over the course of the last year. I certainly never dreamed there would be enough to fill up an entire book and release an anthology.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

Scary things that could actually happen in real life. My characters are very authentic and in many cases very likeable. I try to create personalities that might remind you of someone you know or actually be friends with. And the situations they find themselves in have just enough fact based evidence wafting about to lend the subtle air of reality, dropped into the middle of the completely outlandish.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

These stories were all written over the course of the last year.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I write when the inspiration strikes and I don’t stop until the tale has been told. The stories don’t give me a lot of choice in the matter. If I don’t get the idea committed to paper it will rearrange the furniture in my head and bang around until I do. I don’t know…Is that discipline?

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Because this was written in shorter blocks of time than a full-length novel, it was quite possibly the easiest of the four books I have written. Fortunately I faced very few challenges with this one.

What do you love most about being an author?

Having the ability to transport people out of their everyday lives, and share both the magic of mystery and the dark side of human nature in a finely crafted web.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

All four of my books have been released by Telemachus Press, a small boutique publishing house. I have been very happy with them.

Where can we find you on the web?

www.bewitchingtales.com

 

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After a murdered partner, a cheating wife and a lost job in Houston, Nick Sibelius sets up a private investigation business in a small Texas town hoping to find some peace and maybe, himself. When two lovers disappear and a fisherman turns up dead, he finds himself drawn into a web of crime and deceit involving MaryLou, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past; Junior, a failed farmer whose best intentions seem to always result in a dead body; and Barry, a sociopathic dentist turned illegal toxic waste entrepreneur with a violent right wing agenda. When the felon who killed Nick’s partner in Houston joins forces with Barry, Nick must not only stop the toxic waste dumping while finding his client’s missing daughter, but keep from being killed in the process. In the end, MaryLou’s dark secret will either save him or kill him — whichever comes first.

 

 

 

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Richard Hacker has been writing most of his life, and professionally, in support of his work in management consulting, public speaking and training in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. In 2009 he moved, along with his wife, from Austin to Seattle, shifting his professional focus from business consulting to writing fiction full time. Wanted by authorities for smuggling Texas BBQ across state lines, he now writes and lives in Seattle. His writing has been recognized by the Writer’s League of Texas and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. As a judge in literary contests such as PNWA and ChicLit, he enjoys the opportunity to give writers honest critique to move their craft forward. In addition, he is the science fiction and fantasy editor for the Del Sol Review, an online literary magazine.

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doug-hewittD.A. Hewitt is an award-winning author of four novels and over a hundred short stories. One novel was awarded a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for best regional fiction. He attributes his success to hard work, honing a skill and providing an outlet for his passion for writing.

Born in Michigan, he lived for 25 years in North Carolina before returning to live in his home state. In addition to enjoying sky diving and mountain climbing, he is a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps and has earned a degree in mathematics.

Mr. Hewitt admits to a fascination with the work of Carl Jung and of the Gnostic religion. He’d always thought intertwining these topics in a science fiction novel was a stretch, but one day the storyline of Dominion came to him. He wrote the novel in a stream of consciousness. “It makes sense, tapping into the collective unconscious,” Mr. Hewitt says, “very much like Carl Jung might have predicted.”

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It’s the year 2075. Lunar mining and processing facilities have prospered near the lunar south pole, where the Moon’s largest city, Valhalla, rests on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.

dominionDominion Off-Earth Resources has beaten the competition into space and is ready to establish its monopoly with the opening of the orbiting space resort Dominion. But Pettit Space Industries has a secret plan to emerge as a major contender in the commercialization of space. The upstart company is training the first space rescue squad at a secluded off-grid site in Barrow, Alaska.

The rescue squad gets nearly more than it can handle when its first mission involves the Pope, who’s traveling to the Moon to establish the Lunar See. During the rescue attempt, they discover Earth is imperiled by an asteroid large enough to cause mass extinction. Using the unique skills taught during their training, skills emphasized by the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, these Jungi Knights must elevate their game if they are to save both the Earth and the Pope—while not getting killed in the process.

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Would you call yourself a born writer?

Yes! But in all honesty, it wasn’t until the seventh grade. That’s when I wrote a 57-page short story for an English assignment. The goal was for to fill out 1 page. Maybe 2. I wrote 57. Well, that was an excellent exercise in which a young 12-year-old realizes he is destined to be an author. It was a self-realization.

What was your inspiration for Dominion?

I asked myself the question, what if the colonization of the Moon brought about the need for a space rescue team, and that rescue team practiced unique skills that were honed by psychological means. Could that be the birth of a sort of Jedi Knights? Now, my guys (and gals) are called the Jungi Knights after the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, so although there’s a resemblance, it’s purely coincidental.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

I typically go for big themes like saving the planet, saving human-kind, or saving a group of people from certain death. It’s the bad guys I find interesting. Why do they do such things? I try to explore the darker sides of the human psyche.

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

I thought I was finished after a year, but it took two and a half years. I added 20,000 words and a big finish.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

I try to write at least 30 minutes a day. What happens is, though, when I sit down to write, I get very much into my writing and will go on for hours and hours. I write every day. I’m very disciplined about that.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

I introduce the Process Map of Consciousness in Dominion and the hardest part was not getting too preachy or didactic. The Process Map has very much helped me out in my day-to-day activities and I wanted to share with others so they could benefit from the work I’ve done.

What do you love most about being an author?

The act of writing itself. I’d either die or go nuts if I didn’t write.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?

I went with small press. I came close to getting a literary agent for this book, and I think an agent is necessary for getting signed with any sizeable publisher. And so I went with a small press, Double Dragon. They’ve been very professional.

Where can we find you on the web?

www.StinkyUniverse.com

 

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Title: Return to Falcoln Ridge
Author: D.L. Roan
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Publisher: D.L. Roan
Genre: Romance

Torn between his first love…and a forbidden attraction he can no longer deny.Jonah McLendon is no stranger to polyandrous love. Having grown up in a poly family, he didn’t think twice when his high school sweetheart, Chloe, revealed her secret desire for a ménage with his best friend. There was only one problem. He didn’t expect to fall for Pryce, too.

Beaten within an inch of his life after Chloe exposes their secret, and Pryce having been shipped off to a religious boarding school a half state away, Jonah tells the biggest lie of his life and leaves Falcon Ridge with his heart in pieces. When he returns a year and a half later, the last thing he expects to find is his best friend engaged to the girl who betrayed them both.

No longer the scared, confused kid he once was, Jonah is determined to get to the bottom of Pryce’s sham of an engagement, but the truth behind Chloe’s betrayal could change all their lives forever.

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Enjoy this sizzling-hot excerpt of Jonah’s return to Falcon Ridge, book six in The McLendon Family Saga by USA Today bestselling author D.L. Roan</p>
<p>“Where’s your foreman, or the other ranch hands for that matter?” Jonah asked as he bent down and picked up a handful of bolts beside his boot and tossed them onto the workbench. “Why aren’t they out here helping you?”</p>
<p> Pryce furrowed his brows as he doubled his efforts, moving with deliberate purpose, cleaning the dirt from the trailer parts and reorganizing them on the table. “They’re gone,” he said. “Most of them anyway. We can’t pay them, and no one’s going to work for my father for free, except me apparently.”</p>
<p> “What about when the calving starts? You got any help coming?” Pryce couldn’t possibly think he could do everything on his own.</p>
<p> “Our calves aren’t due for another two months, but I’ve got a skeleton crew lined up if I need them.”</p>
<p> “If you need them?” Jonah jerked the part out of Pryce’s hand and took him by the shoulders. “You can’t do this by yourself. Forget the storm. You could lose more than your stock.” One accident and he could lose his life!</p>
<p> “I’ve already lost more than you could possibly imagine,” Pryce said through his gritted teeth.</p>
<p> Jonah fisted his hands into the front of Pryce’s coat and backed him against the side of the horse trailer. All the months he’d spent telling himself he was wrong, that he didn’t want Pryce, that he couldn’t want him, were nothing but wasted time. This need inside him hadn’t gone away just because he did. Every ridiculous excuse he’d meticulously crafted evaporated in a single breath. There was no other truth but the one in front of him, and he was done running from it.</p>
<p> “You didn’t lose me,” Jonah breathed, their faces so close his hat tipped back and fell to the ground behind him.</p>
<p> Pryce’s hot breath coated Jonah’s lips with a teasing taste of him. “But you lost me,” he said and met Jonah’s gaze.</p>
<p> “So it’s true.” Jonah’s angry words sliced through the cold air between them. “You’re marrying Chloe.” Familiar resentment rose to the surface and he didn’t bother to fight it. He pressed his hips against Pryce’s, feeling the hard lie Pryce was about to tell for what it was. Even if he was in love with the traitorous bitch, Pryce couldn’t deny the truth any more than he could. “Did you tell her about us?”</p>
<p> Pryce licked his lips, his body tensing in response to the seductive contact he still so obviously craved, his gaze dropping to Jonah’s mouth. “There is no us,” he breathed. “It was only one kiss.”</p>
<p> “Wrong.” Jonah descended on his mouth, prodding with his tongue until he pushed past Pryce’s lips to claim the boy-turned-man the way he’d craved since the last time their lips touched.</p>
<p> Pryce pushed against his chest with a protesting grunt, but his token resistance subsided when their tongues clashed in a frantic duel. Jonah pressed his weight against him, trapping him against the trailer, countering each of Pryce’s desperate strokes with his own. The long denied need for his best friend’s taste drove him to reach deeper. He gripped Pryce’s face and tipped his head back, their teeth clicking together in their haste for more. Welcomed heat flooded Jonah’s veins as he thrust his tongue alongside Pryce’s as deep as he could reach before retreating and moving in for another drugging taste. Damn, he’d needed this.</p>
<p> Pryce threaded his fingers through his hair and pulled him closer. The vibrant sting to his scalp raced to Jonah’s groin and a growl rumbled through his chest. He ground his cock against the ample bulge in Pryce’s jeans, extracting a mirroring desperate groan from him before Pryce twisted away, gasping for air.</p>
<p> Reluctantly, Jonah backed off, but didn’t release him. He braced his forearm against the trailer beside Pryce’s head, their feverish breaths billowing around them in a cloud of desire and lust.</p>
<p> With a firm grip on Pryce’s chin, he gazed down at him, nowhere near satisfied. “Now there’s two kisses,” Jonah panted. “And you can bet your ass there will be more.” He punctuated his point by trailing his lips along Pryce’s jawline, the seductive feel of his five-o’clock stubble making them both release a shuddering breath.</p>
<p> Pryce shoved him away and Jonah let him go. He hadn’t taken more than a step when Pryce cursed. “Chloe?”</p>
<p> Jonah glanced back at him, then over to the open barn door where Chloe stood frozen, her eyes wide with shock.</p>
<p>“Chloe, it’s not what—dammit wait!” She bolted like a spooked colt and Pryce shot out of the barn after her. “Chloe!”</p>
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USA Today and international bestselling author, D.L. Roan, loves combining fantasy with the real world, giving her readers more than just a romantic story, but an adventure in true love. She writes about life: the good, bad, the silly things, the hard things, and everything in between. “If I can give someone a break from all the craziness that comes with real life, make them smile, or turn a bad day into a fantastic one, then it’s all been worth it.” ~ D.L. RoanShe’s a native Floridian, a rare breed in a land of snow birds. Scuba diving and hunting for shark’s teeth on the beach are two of her favorite things. She loves rainy days, thunderstorms and is an avid dog lover. Yes, size matters. She hopes to one day add a big ol’ floppy Great Dane to her family of hounds.

For exclusive details and free stories by D.L., visit her website www.dlroan.com and subscribe to her newsletter. She loves chatting with her friends and fans on Facebook. Check out the links in the back of her books for details about her secret fan group who get first dibs on all her sexy stories!

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Title: Her Desperate Gamble

Author: Eliza Knight & Annabelle Weston

Release Date: January 24, 2017
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Genre: Western Romance
Revenge is best served with a sweet, hot kiss…Nathan Bender is on a quest for vengeance. What he finds instead is a sexy saloon-dolly named O’Dell Murphy. She holds information he needs—and becomes a temptation he can’t resist.

O’Dell longs for a respectable life outside the saloon. When the fellow Nathan is searching for steals O’Dell’s savings, she has no choice but to go after him, or risk losing everything.

Torn between passion and revenge, Nathan reluctantly accompanies O’Dell through the Sonoran Desert.

There are some things a man can’t walk away from—and Nathan is finding it’s not revenge that binds him. It’s O’Dell, and the wicked, sinful pleasures she provides.

 

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Title: Seducing the Sheriff

Author: Eliza Knight & Annabelle Weston

Release Date: January 24, 2017
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Genre: Western Romance
There’s a new cowboy in town… and he’s tall, dark and sexy…Carly Buchanan knows who and what she is. She’s the owner of the Lonesome Saloon, a bawdy place in the harsh Arizona territory where any man can have his darkest desires fulfilled—for a price.

But life at a saloon isn’t easy. After overhearing too much from one of her customers, Carly is caught in the middle of a deadly dispute involving a murder for hire. No-accounts are shooting up the streets, good men are dying and no one will do a thing about it.

Until he comes to town…

Sheriff Jeddah Poole is lethally serious about cleaning up Tucson. But he can’t stop thinking of Carly’s bright eyes and passionate nature… or the way her lush curves feel pressed against him. In a town on the brink of destruction, caught in a divine passion they can’t escape, Jed and Carly have only each other to rely on. And only their love can help them survive.

 

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Title: Kiss Me, Cowboy

Author: Eliza Knight & Annabelle Weston

Release Date: January 24, 2017
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Genre: Western Romance
What starts with a bet, turns into a game neither of them want to lose…Kate has a reputation for her temper. Since her pa’s murder, she’s been a whip-wielding hellcat determined to prove she can run a ranch just as well as any man. Then her little sister went and hired a foreman who makes Kate tingle in places she shouldn’t be, not if she wants to keep up a tough façade. When Jake takes liberties by kissing her, its more than either of them could have bargained for.

Jake isn’t just at the ranch to help run the place. He made a bet in the local saloon that he could tame Kate, a gamble that will give him the money he needs for his own piece of land. But he never expected Kate to be so ornery—or taste so sweet.

With both their futures on the line, can they afford to give in to their hearts?

 

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Meet the Author:

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a princess…Growing up, I was a proficient story teller, with most of my plots encompassing princesses and princes and dreams coming true. Now as an author, some of my stories are still about royalty, knights, duels, ladies, intrigue, betrayal. History fascinates me and I try to bring history back to life in each of my stories.

My favorite time periods are medieval, renaissance and Regency eras of Europe. Growing up, I was lucky to have grandparents who lived in Paris, so many a summer was spent exploring medieval ruins and historical sites.

One of my all time favorite books is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and I am of course Jane Austen fan, my two favorites being Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I love the in-depth, emotionally riveting and intriguing works of historical author, Ken Follett. I am also a fan of Shakespeare, and you will find in a lot of my writing reference to the literary God and his work. Not only Shakespeare, but other period poets and literary notables of history are on my keeper shelf. My love affair with the romance genre started young. I picked up my first romance novel, The Bride, by Julie Garwood when I was in high school, and I haven’t been able to stop reading or writing romance since.

When I’m not reading or writing I am usually doing research for fun. If you love history, come visit me at History Undressed, where we discuss all the wildly fascinating and titillating facts of history! Recently I’ve started to post reviews of historical fiction and romance novels as well.

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Title: A Desolate Hour
Author: Mae Clair
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
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Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath?

While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .

 

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Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back.  A member of Thriller Writer’s International, she loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical.
Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with mystery, suspense, and a hint of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail, and cats.

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Title: His Leading Lady
Author: Maggie Dallen
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Nothing less than a Hollywood romance would do . . .Alice is calm, cool, and aloof—except for the night she meets her new neighbor Dr. Nicholas Bale—aka Hot Doc. The chemistry between them might be through the roof but that doesn’t mean she’s going to let him into her life. Having been seen at her most vulnerable, she vows to have nothing to do with the sexy doctor. After all, Alice learned long ago that love only leads to hurt.

Nicholas is smitten at first sight with the gorgeous, mysterious redhead upstairs. But between her attempts to push him away and the even bigger wall around her heart, the dashing doctor is having a hard time getting close to the sensitive beauty. Then he glimpses the emotion in her eyes as she watches Fred and Ginger whirl across the screen and he’s determined to uncover just what it will take to dance his way in to her heart . . .

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MAGGIE DALLEN IS a big city girl living in Montana. She writes romantic comedies in a range of genres including contemporary, new adult, young adult, historical, and fantasy. An unapologetic addict of all things romance, she loves to connect with fellow avid readers. Subscribe to her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bFEVsL

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