Friday, May 17, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 17
Featuring: Author Jessica Gibson
Title: Love and Blood
Series: Blood Ties, Book 1
Author: Jessica Gibson
Genre: Vampire Paranormal
Bronwyn Fitzgibbons was young and reckless. It was easy for Ronan to steal her human life and make her a vampire. She ran, but she never forgot him--or how he made her feel.
Rider saved Bronwyn from the new life she loathed and the new self she detested. His love restored her sanity.
Now Ronan is back to claim her. She struggles like hell against him, but she cannot deny the overwhelming power of her maker. Will Bronwyn surrender to the one who could possess her utterly? Or can she find the strength to choose the one who loves her as she is?
She hated herself right now, loathed what she was doing to Rider and to herself. After a while, she grew tired of hating herself; so she wandered into her room. She lay down on her bed, wanting nothing more than to turn off the horrible thoughts in her head.
She heard a soft tap at the window. She knew who it would be before she turned to look. “I can’t do this tonight Ronan; I thought I made myself clear when I left earlier.”
“You said what you wanted to say, yes? I, however, did not. I’m asking as a courtesy to you; so either open the window or I will break it.” His tone left no room to refuse.
Bronwyn got up slowly and opened the window, allowing him entrance into the room. He sat down on the bed and studied her before speaking. “Would you care to sit?” He gestured to the bed next to him.
“I’ll stand, thanks.” She shot back and leaned back against her dresser. “Say what you have to say and leave, Ronan, I’m really not in the mood for this.”
“I’m not going to change, you know that. The idea of having a soul or a conscience is absurd to me. We are Vampire!” he shouted. Ronan’s expression softened, “I love you Bronwyn; you’ve intrigued me since I first saw you. I sired you because once I spoke to you, I could not be without you.” He was next to her in a split second and he gently caressed her cheek.
Despite her earlier resolve, she turned into him and kissed his lips. “Loving you has never been the issue, Ronan; I never stopped. I just can’t stand the senseless killing.”
“Did you, yourself, not kill tonight? I tasted blood on your lips,” He said..
“I did; but you and I both know it's different.”
Bronwyn looked at him, sadly. “This is where we always end up.” Tears slipped down her cheeks, leaving behind red streaks. She tried to hold them back, but everything within her was broken. “I can’t just turn off my humanity like a switch. I refuse to do that, Ronan. I. Will. Not.” She sobbed into his chest, beating her hands against him.
“I can’t let you go,” he whispered into her hair. He tipped her chin up and brushed his lips against her. “Is this where we are then?” He whispered.
He kissed her once more and vanished into the night.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Feature Freak-out Day 16
Featuring: Author Teresa Morrow
A Journey of Transformation from Abandonment to Healing
Author: Teresa Morrow
Trying to heal from a broken relationship with a family member or friend?
Although it may have been years since a relationship has been broken, you
can heal from it starting today. And even if the broken relationship does
not resolve itself, you can discover a better and healthier place within
yourself which will enable you to develop more successful relationships
with others going forward in your life.
When you are in a state of abandonment resulting from being separated from
a loved one, you are overwhelmed with a rollercoaster of emotions. Working
through the stages of grief you can begin to define a new sense of self
and find the way toward healing yourself and possibly the broken
In this book, DISOWNED: A Journey of Transformation from Abandonment to
Healing, author Teresa Morrow, shares her experiences toward healing after
her father disowned her for dating an older man from another race.
Devastated by the disownment, she chronicles her journey going through the
stages of grief where she discovered new things about herself she never
knew existed; self-love, courage and support within herself.
While going through her journey of transformation, Author Teresa Morrow
discovered she needed to heal her past of failed relationships and the
beliefs she was taught growing up. She immersed herself in self-love in
order to grow and heal from the disownment from her father. She also
guides the reader through a set of inspired action exercises after each
chapter assisting the reader to help work through and toward his or her
This book also offers helpful reminders on how to:
~work through anger during a confrontation
~find the importance of self love in your relationships
~live more from your authentic self
~release the grip of having to be right
~and much more…
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Teresa began her life as a symbol of inspiration; born under special circumstances weighing a little over one pound compounded with severe heart issues. She overcame these medical obstacles surprising the doctors by living beyond their projected life span of twenty-four hours. Later, in her teens, she was introduced to the world of writing when she submitted a poem for creative writing class which got featured in the school yearbook. Her professional background has expanded from working with family owned business to Fortune 500 companies as an executive assistant. This led her
to start her own virtual administrative business, Key Business Partners, LLC in 2007. Following an internal sense of purpose, she turned that enterprise into an online book promotional company that has helped numerous authors share their personal message with others. In 2011, this native Floridian's true life purpose came to the forefront. As an inspirational writer, poet, and coach, this author is an advocate for people who want to realize and celebrate their own uniqueness. She
serves as a reminder that even though life can be challenging at times, each of us can choose to learn lessons and develop self growth from these experiences. Teresa shares her passion to empower others to overcome their obstacles and realize their own voice through the celebration of self trust and love.
You can read more about Teresa and her work on her website at TeresaMorrow.com.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 15
Featuring: Author Scott Meek
What's a mid-40's divorced man to do after wrapping up twenty years in the US Navy? Why, start a career in teaching and writing, of course. Oh, and explore the world some more. And read everything possible. And go back to school. And enjoy every moment to its fullest - with me though it's not just a platitude.
A teacher for the government by day, I ply my wares at night on my laptop, where I'm cranking out silly blog posts, socio-political commentary, poetry, short stories and novels at an excessive rate. If I was driving, I'd have been pulled over by now. Meanwhile, I have multiple novel projects in the works, all in various stages of development: some mostly done and some still in the idea stage, nothing more than a thought. Works In Progress include Dying Light, a futuristic vampire thriller set in the 25th century in Baltimore; Swallow, the first of a series of fun and raunchy mysteries starring a late-20's sleuth with an oral fetish; In Case of Alice, Break Glass, a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland in which our blonde beauty is a stripper with a bad attitude; and Falling Snow, a futuristic thriller set in early 22nd century Kazakhstan where a host of int'l governments are in a race to find an AI with an ability to change the future of Mankind. If that's not enough, I've already started the sequel to Dying Light and the sequel to Swallow, not to mention I"m brainstorming another novel called House of Lords and a chapter into a series of erotica shorts set in New Orleans.
Outside of that, I'm a rampant philanthropist at the nickel and dime level; that is, $5 here or $10 there, if not $50 here or $100 there, goes a long way to help people achieve their dreams, or their goals at least, and I do what I can to help them get there by contributing a little money and then providing some exposure. As I always say, every little bit helps. I focus my efforts on my current hometown of Baltimore, which I see as having a great deal of potential as a city if only more people will willing to invest in it.
And beyond all that, I'm busy with life, having fun, working out, going to parties, spending time with my kids and experiencing every thing possible every waking second. When I burn out and die, I want to be able to say that I did everything that was possible for me to do. I want to die like I live: with a smile on my face.
Here are some links for various projects and pastimes; stop by, please, and say "hello":
And if you are interested in reading something finished, try this modern sequel to the Wizard of Oz called "Dorothy: Locked & Loaded, a collaborative effort over two years with six other authors. I wrote multiple characters, including Glinda, Dot, and all the secondary characters like Oli Phant Cobb, Ordinal Jones, and Anis Orange. Here's the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dorothy.Locked.Loaded and the link to the blog: http://dorothylockedandloaded.blogspot.com. It was a lot of fun to write, and it was almost all improvised until the end when I had to wrap things up and make all the storylines come together.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 14
Featuring: Author Kelley Grealis
Title: The Descendant
Series: The Descendant Vampire Series, #1
Author: Kelley Grealis
Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening.
But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
Allison discovers that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. She must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.
Kelley Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Businss Administration from Cleveland State University.
She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion combined with thirteen years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write THE DESCENDANT.
Kelley lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 13
Featuring: Author Megan Smith
Title: Trying Not To Love You
Series: Book One of the Love You Series
Author: Megan Smith
Genre: New Adult Romance
Content Rating: Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations.
Release Date: May 17, 2013
Mackenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life; making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything Mackenzie ever wanted in a man.
But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, Mackenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.
Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brother's best friend, Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.
But is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?
(Unedited and Subject To Change)
Feeling a little exposed this way with him I moved my legs up to my chest and hugged my arms around them. He frowned when I did that, he grabbed my hands and pulled me to him so we were chest to chest. The second our skin made contact I shivered, he really had no idea what he did to me.
“This feels nice after that lon...g drive.” He moaned laying his head back on the edge of the tub.
I started placing kisses on his neck while running my right hand up his chest down his stomach and back again. He grabbed my hand and held it over his chest and then looked at me, so intently.
“Do you feel it?” He asked.
“It’s beating so fast.” I broke our eye contact and laid my head on his chest and listened to his heart beating.
“Every time you’re near me this happens.” He said and turned his head to kiss my forehead.
He started rubbing his hand up and down my back causing me to shiver again. I started running my hand up and down his chest and stomach again cause him to shiver this time too.
About The Author
When Megan Smith is not writing she is a wife to her high school sweetheart and a mom to her son. She lives in the New Jersey. At the end of the day when she is done work and being a mom you can find her curled up with a good book or writing.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 12
Featuring: Author C.R Everett
Title: Love, Carry My Bags
Author: C.R. Everett
Genre: New Adult Romance
Camryn Johnson’s world is turned upside down when long lost love, Reese Dahlgren, re-enters her life at a pivotal point in her already challenging marriage. She faces an excruciating predicament: choose between a broken home for her daughter or a broken life for herself.
After escaping the clutches of her Bible-bashing mother and moving in with her remarried mainstream minister father, religion-confused Camryn (dressed in Holstein livery) first meets high school basketball star, Reese, at the 1984 Harvard Milk Day Festival bed races on the streets of Harvard, Illinois, “Milk Capital of the World.” During the festival, she discovers a small-town dirty little secret.
Reese has baggage of his own. He lives in the shadow of his otherwise no-good, pro-basketball playing brother, Ryan, his alcoholic father’s favorite. Unable to cope, he unwittingly backs Camryn into a corner during his air force enlistment—love him from afar, or leave him.
Enter ADHD afflicted, aerospace engineering student, Glenn Conroy. Persistent and savvy, he woos emotionally insecure Camryn during her junior year at college and wins her heart. Or does he? When Reese re-enters her life, further disrupting her miserable, still undiagnosed, ADHD marriage, Camryn turns to best friend, Megan, for advice, but refuses to believe Megan’s suggestion that she’s caught in a “simple” love triangle.
Camryn unveils hidden mysteries and secrets as she embarks on a life-changing journey of revelation and forgiveness, transcending doormat qualities inherited from her mother, and in the process finds what creation and crucifixions are really all about.
“I don’t mean to be rude, but, when are you going home?” Mr. Dahlgren asked. Reese and I smiled at each other, slightly embarrassed.
“Reese goes back on Sunday. I’ll take him to the airport for you,” I said, expressing the favor.
“Oh, Reese needs a ride?” He said in a deadpan drawl. “I thought he might walk. That’s what those service boys do, right? Walk a lot? Hut two three four.”
Reese wasn’t amused.
“You’re drunk again! No wonder mom left you!” Reese shouted. He took a whiff of Mr. Dahlgren’s drink, a cup from Subway, then poured it down the sink.
“Wha’d ya go and waste a good rum and Coke for?”
“You’re the waste!” Reese left me and his dad in the kitchen and ran upstairs. I looked at the stairway, then looked at Mr. Dahlgren, not sure if I should leave the drunk man alone or run to comfort Reese.
Mr. Dahlgren made my decision for me, waving me away. “Git.”
Reese was lying face down on his bed, his head buried in the pillow. I crept in. Instinctively, I touched his shoulders as I sat next to him, quiet, not sure what to say.
“I wish you wouldn’t have seen that.” He sniffed away some tears.
“I didn’t know . . .”
“Nobody knows. I didn’t want you to know.”
“What are people going to think of me? Son of a drunk.”
“But you’re not like that. You’re not like him.”
Reese continued. “It’s one of the reasons I wanted to leave this place, get out of this town, so I wouldn’t have to deal with him. I’m sorry you saw me angry. You don’t want to see me angry.”
“You had a right to feel that way,” I said, trying my best to be supportive. “It’s okay.” Alcoholism wasn’t something I was intimate with. We held each other, the only answer we knew.
Mr. Dahlgren, stumbling up the stairs, broke the sound of silence. He uttered, “Aw, shit.” A tumbling noise and a thud suggested he missed a step and fell back down. We heard him drag himself back up the stairs. His bedroom door clicked shut. Muffled sounds of a flop on his bed followed. The bedsprings squeaked, and then nothing.
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About The Author
C.R. Everett was born in Northern Illinois and has lived in various places over the years, currently residing in Utah. For twenty years she worked in finance, but today devotes her time to writing. She lives with her husband, two kids, Shiba Inu, and cat. When not writing, she updates her website, connects with her readers, does the mom thing, or cleans up after unruly pets. In her free time she enjoys reading, usually at the gym while on a treadmill, baking, taking walks, enjoying nature, and going to Starbucks. Mocha is her favorite.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 11
Author Dan Fogg & Editor Deborah Carney
Title: Weirder Than Marshmallows
A Book of Essays
Essays by: Dan Fogg
Edited by: Deborah Carney
What Others Are Saying:
"Late in the text, Dan Fogg writes, "I love the power of the written word." That this is the truth is not debatable. Clearly Mr. Fogg had a love of language, as evidenced by the quality of the writing in Weirder Than Marshmallows."
- Daniel Clark
"Weirder Than Marshmallows is a fun read. You know all those things we all think in our heads, but never say out loud? This book says them for us. Grab a copy, sit back and have a few laughs."
-Jim Kukral, Author of Attention! This Book Will Make You Money
Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed.
Weirder Than Marshmallows showcases tales of stupidity and ignorance in the hopes of making people laugh. Stories are divided into five categories.
Do Not Stop on Tracks showcases warnings that should never have to be warned.
En Masse contains stories of mass ignorance.
Technology Sucks explores the hazards of the technological age.
That’s Just Freaky features Twilight Zone like tales of paranormality.
Weird Stuff is stuff that is… well, weird
All the stories in this book are true. That’s what makes the concept attention grabbing. Anybody can make up strange stories, writers do it all the time. That’s why people love Stephen King, his stories are downright weird.
But these are real, they actually happened, to relatively normal human beings. There’s no fiction here.
Thirty milligrams sodium, twenty-three grams carbohydrates, less than one gram protein. The marshmallow. Don’t look for it at your local health club. Don’t include it as part of a diet. And don’t eat more than a few at once, you’ll just end up with a stomachache.
The ingredients of a marshmallow are fairly simple. Corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, corn starch, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial and natural flavor, and blue 1. Most of those are self-explanatory. Corn syrup for flavor, sugar because that’s what the marshmallow is, corn starch for shelf-life, water to puff the thing out, gelatin to hold it together. Nobody knows what the compounds are for, and nobody really cares. Because, come on, why would you care what you’re putting in your mouth?
The ingredient I have a question about is the blue 1. Food coloring. Blue food coloring. Now maybe I’m wrong about this, but marshmallows are white, aren’t they? And white is achieved by a lack of color. So what color did those little puffs of sugar have to start out to require the addition of blue to neutralize it?
Anyway, I could rant about marshmallows forever. You may not agree, and you don’t have to; I think the things are weird. But this book isn’t about marshmallows, despite the ramblings above. This book is about stories. Stories that are, like marshmallows, strange, mind boggling, but somehow appealing to the public at large.
Hard to explain, impossible to ignore.
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Author’s Autobiography – In his own words. He is no longer a student anywhere…
(Daniel Fogg 9/19/1980-5/13/2002)
Daniel Fogg is currently a junior in New York University’s dramatic writing program, a program that accepts only fifty students a year. He started writing at a very young age with a mystery novel that was incredibly bad. Then he moved to the fantasy genre and created worlds and civilizations from nothing, and tasted the power a pen can wield.
For years he worked on a fantasy novel, occasionally writing a short story or two. At sixteen he dropped out of high school, plagued by unexplained attacks of anxiety. Two years later he enrolled in college, and there he discovered the screenplay.
An idea for a character for ABC’s General Hospital forced him to delve into scriptwriting format. And in doing so he found a medium that has since held him in its grasp. In the two years since he’s written three screenplays, two television pilots, several spec scripts, and one full-length stageplay. His fourth screenplay is nearing completion, with many more projects vying for his attention. And in between those and school he’s starting a company called Agony Productions with five other screenwriters in New York, and serves on the Board as Artistic Director.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 10
Featuring: Emily Goodwin
Series: The Guardian Legacies #1
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
The world of ghosts and spirits is nothing new to eighteen year old Anora Benson; she’s spent her whole life trying to ignore them, trying to be normal. But when a group of ancient bounty hunters are sent after her, Anora realizes she is more than just a medium.
As a witch she has power, power she doesn’t know how to use, power that makes her vulnerable to the demons that desire her gifts. Anora is alone and scared, forced to face the darkness own her own. Then she meets Ethan, a mysterious boy who shows up in her life right along with the magic, and he seems to know quite a bit about her and her legacy Coven. Will she risk everything by trusting him, or risk fighting alone?
Ethan said he would walk me to the front door of my house to make sure I got in safely. But once there, he followed me up the stairs and waited with me while I let Hunter out back. “We should go this weekend,” he said.
“I don’t know if I can.”
“Annie, the Pricolici are one thing, but the way these dreams are taking over…” His voice trailed off. “Remember when I said that sometimes you really will be in danger?”
I looked into his eyes. “Yeah.”
“Well, I think this is one of those times. I can’t see the connection yet but something is trying to get to you. And they are trying really, really hard since they had to break through all the protective charms laid on our house.”
An unreal sense of fear made me feel like I was floating above my body, watching this conversation happen. “What do I do?”
“Stay vigilant. Keep the dagger close, practice moving things with—” he tapped my forehead. I nodded.
“What about school? Is anything going to attack me there?”
“I don’t know. Probably not. These things tend to not like crowds.”
“You don’t sound too sure of yourself.”
Ethan wrapped his arms around me. “That’s ‘cuz I’m not.”
I closed my eyes and rested my head on his chest. “Thank you.”
I looked up at him, surprised he didn’t know what I was talking about. “For everything. For staying with me, for helping me, for your family not only welcoming me but helping me too. You’ve done so much for me.”
He sat down on the deck and motioned for me to sit too. He positioned me in front of him, between his legs. He gently pulled me to him, so my back was resting on his chest. We intertwined our arms. Being wrapped up in Ethan’s body made me feel warm and safe.
“Annie,” he began. “You do know that I’m not only with you because of the whole supernatural stuff, right?”
“I had hoped.” I looked behind me and up into his eyes. He smiled.
“You are the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. And not that I wish demons upon you, but being able to share my messed up world with you makes us possible.”
I held onto Ethan tighter.
“I’m not helping you because it’s my duty and you’re a job. I’m helping you because I can’t stand the thought of anything bad happening to you. Annie,” he moved my shoulders so I was facing him. “You have no idea how happy I am just to be with you.” He tenderly cupped his hands around my face. “I love you, Anora.”
I gazed into his brown eyes. “I love you too.”
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About The Author
Emily Goodwin resides in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, many four legged children and their much loved German Shepherd named Vader. Accused of being a day dreamer, Emily began writing at an early age, making use of her active imagination. She has degrees in psychology and nursing, likes anything paranormal, 80's rock, and is an animal rights activist.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 9
Featuring: Amy Joy Lutchen
Series: Renhala Series, #1
Author: Amy Joy Lutchen
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Kailey Rooke, timid accountant, dedicated to philanthropic work, finds herself spiraling into a deep depression after she suffers a horrifyingly odd and humiliating assault, to only discover more of these freakish assaults occurring across the globe.
A chance discovery leads Kailey to a meeting with elderly Gunthreon, actual master of persuasion. Gunthreon, who seems to know too much of Kailey's history for her liking, opens Kailey's eyes to a coexisting realm she never knew existed: Renhala, while entrusting her with the knowledge of her newfound power as karmelean, serving as a beacon to the Higher Ones. Kailey slowly starts revealing new talents, and Gunthreon is fascinated with what she starts achieving.
She soon discovers that Renhala is in danger, and this danger has been leaking into her own realm. As she uncovers secrets within herself, and attempts to toughen up, she fuses with an unlikely band of fellow travelers (including a dragon, woodsprite, six-hundred-pound greble, her faithful female canine companion, and a "giver"), falls into an unexpected love triangle, deals with her sexy and flirtatious best friend’s “issues,” and finds the courage to master a new deadly weapon.
On her mission to save Renhala, Kailey will find herself running from life-threatening disasters, such as greble Tartarin, who likes to remind Kailey that when he catches her, he plans on eating her brains with ice cream; she'll run from the deadly meeples: small cute bunnies with talons and an undeniable thirst for imposing self-destruction on others. Kailey will also run into the possibility that a centuries-old Renhalan rumor is true, that advanced technology existing in Kailey's realm shortens all life spans.
As blood is shed and puzzles near completion, Kailey pulls from deep within herself, conjuring up mystical qualities that enable her to astonish as once predicted at her birth, but despite the newfound strength, Kailey will discover that monsters not only come in ugly packages, but can be easily disguised as those she has come to love and trust.
About The Author
Born in Chicago, Illinois, a few days prior to watching her first movie, at a drive-in theater. Yes, drive-in theater. And yes, her mother believed she was possessed by the devil after said first movie.
Grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she simply became a number, but decided it was a good number.
Loves cooking (mostly candy-cooking), gardening (putting holes in the ground for perennials, DONE!), designing and constructing jewelry (everything from silversmithing to lampworking), and living with her wonderful husband, two children, black Labrador, and frog—and maybe even the chipmunk family that likes to destroy her aforementioned perennials.
Also hopes that you enjoy her writings, and won’t criticize her for her aversion of eating things in multiples of three.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Feature Freak-out Day 8
Featuring: Author Melissa Pearl
Title: Golden Blood
Series: Time Spirit Trilogy
Author: Melissa Pearl
Genre: YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.
Gemma's parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be "used and abused", as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew... Harrison Granger.
Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can't stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.
They were an enigma. Throughout the ages there had only ever been rumors of these mysterious people who appeared out of nowhere and disappeared just as quickly, whispers of swirling gold dust, unexplained piles of abandoned clothing left in dark alleys. Only a select few had glimpsed the reality and they chose not to speak of it. They knew the truth needed guarding. These people were special…chosen. Created for the sole purpose of changing history.
About The Author
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has produced four more books and has a YA fantasy trilogy coming out this year.
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."
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