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What Christmas Means to Me 2016 Blog Hop

Posted by jtcheyanne on December 4, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (16)


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Christmas, Christmas time is near, time for toys and time for cheer. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

I love Christmas; the carols, the decorations, the lights, the tree, Santa Claus, giving gifts and most especially the reason for the season...

the Christmas story.

I'm participating in Divine Promotions and RAM PA Group's 2016 Christmas Blog Hop! My mission today is to tell you what

Christmas means to me.

Every year, I look forward to the craziness that is Christmas. It’s the one time of the year that I enjoy shopping.

I always spend more money than I should, but I refuse to feel guilty about it.

I love finding the perfect gift and seeing the smiles on the faces of my friends and family, especially the youngest ones.

Christmas, for me, is about family.

It’s tradition that we all come back to mom’s house for the big day.

Here is the real craziness of Christmas; five children, eighteen grandchildren, four great grandbabies, spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends and the adopted friends that have become family.

By the time we all get home, the presents are stacked almost as high as the tree. The little ones’ faces are priceless. Christmas magic is in the faces of the children. Being a part of that magic and keeping it alive for the kiddos is a huge part of the reason I love Christmas.

I also love Christmas candy and treats! One of my favorites is Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

1/2 cup milk

4 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups quick oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add the first five ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.

2. Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.

3. Remove from heat.

4. Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.

5. Add in vanilla.

6. Mix in the dry oats until they are completely coated.

7. Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.

8. Let cool until set.

 

 

There are many more blogs participating so please go and visit them all. You should also visit Divine Promotions

and register for awesome prizes!


There will be a grand prize giveaway on the Divine Promotions Blog.

 

All you have to do is go to the Divine Promotions Blog and leave a comment on their blog post telling them your favorite part about Christmas.

Grand Prizes for this blog hop:

3D fun face Charms Bracelet - 3 pieces (image attached)

 

18 K Gold Filled Crystal Pearls Heart Party Dress Jewelry Set (image attached)

 

$10 Amazon Gift Card from RAM PA Group

 

5 Days Promo Tour from Divine Promotions

 

Dreamspinner Press Vouchers

 

$5 gift voucher from Pride Publishing

 

Ebook of your choice from Author Grein Murray

 

Swag donated by Author Grein Murray (only available to those living in the USA)

 

Ebook of your choice from Author Sean Kerr (from his series Dead Camp)

 

Ebook - The Hard Boys: Alien Abduction (Case #1) from Ian Cadena

 




Enter here:

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Other participating blogs (who may also offer prizes):

Two Chicks Obsessed with Books:  http://twochicksobsessed.com/

Cathy Writes Romance:  http://cathybrockman.com

Hot Men in Hot Water: http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/

The Wasp Nest: http://aewasp.com/blog/

Passionate Reads:  http://paularadell.com/passionate-reads

Anna Butler Fiction:  http://annabutlerfiction.com/

Alpha Book Club:  http://alphabookclub.org

Tempeste O'Riley:  http://tempesteoriley.com/blog

Laz and Lachi Publications:  http://www.lazandlachi.com/

Cody Kennedy:  http://ckennedyauthor.blogspot.com

Sue Brown's Stories:  http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.co.uk/

Author Susan Mac Nicol: http://www.susanmacnicol.net

Imaginative Dreams: http://thebooksocial.weebly.com/imaginative-dreams

Love That's Out Of This World: http://annabutlerfiction.com/blog/

Cathy Writes Romance: http://cathybrockman.com

 


Snow White and the Seven Angels - Rhys Ethan

Posted by jtcheyanne on December 14, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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Title: Snow White & the Seven Angels

 

Series: Queerky Tales

 

Author: Rhys Ethan

 

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, LGBT, Retelling, Kids’ Books

 

Length: Novella

 

 

 

The classic tales you know, the characters with secrets you don’t 

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

 

White has a secret. One he has shared with his family to no avail. When he meets the Prince of his dreams, he decides he can no longer live a lie, but in order to do so, he will have to face his worst nightmares.

 

 

 

Queerky Tales is a series of classic fairy tales retold with LGBT characters. Snow White & the Seven Angels is about fighting for your happy-ever-after, whatever shape it comes in.

 

 

 

For children and adults alike.

 

 

 

Snow White Cover

 

 

 

REVIEW

Snow White and the Seven Angels is an uplifting tale for young and old alike. In the beginning we meet White, a prince who has everything and should be happy. Despite the smiling facade he presents to the world, he harbors a secret pain. Like many LGBT youth, he seeks comfort and understanding from those closest to him, but sadly, does not find it. When true love enters his world, he finds the courage to expose his secret and fight for his own identity. And, Snow is born.

I enjoyed the author’s take on this well loved tale. The classic elements that make the fairy tale unique are included but with their own special twist. Instead of the seven dwarves, Snow is aided by the the Seven Angels who are instrumental in helping her find her destiny. The way each angel was included was cleverly portrayed while showcasing the struggles a transgender youth faces in every day life.

The end of the story is heartwarming and gives hope to all that they too can reach their happily ever after.

 



Buy Links

 

 

 

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VO8YBA2

 

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VO8YBA2

 

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00VO8YBA2

 

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00VO8YBA2

 

 

 

Paperback

 

 

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/White-Seven-Angels-Queerky-Tales/dp/1511480602/

 

CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5400782

 

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

 

Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Card

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a57/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

 

 

 

Rhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. He voices his obsessions on his website http://www.rcethan.com, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan, shares messages on facebook.com/rcethan1 and pins his muses on pinterest.com/rcethan. You can contact him at [email protected], or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.

 

Release Day Blitz - Blind Redemption

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 25, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

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A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?

 

 


Synopsis

 

 

Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.

 

 

Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy.  The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.

 

 

Blind Redemption Cover

 

 

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?

 

 

Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.

 

 

Video Trailer

 

 

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Buy Links

 

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/blind-redemption-by-denise-dearth-and-amy-gillen/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014U2PX9G

ARe:  https://www.omnilit.com/product-blindredemption-1887377-243.html


 

 

Excerpt

 

 

An hour later, Jackie sat in her office and watched the thin blond woman pace the floor in front of her desk.

 

 

“My husband is cheating.”

 

 

“Mrs. Kelly, I’ve had your husband under surveillance for six weeks. He doesn’t have a girlfriend. This is good news.”

 

 

The woman turned on her, frowning. “Well, your investigation is wrong. What kind of accreditation is CDI?”

 

 

“I completed the Certified Detective Institute requirements fourteen years ago. I’m certified in Indiana and all other states to work with individuals and law enforcement on investigative procedures.”“

 

 

A certificate on the wall doesn’t mean anything.”

 

 

Jackie stifled a sigh. “Mrs. Kelly, we discussed all the possible outcomes when I took your case. I’m sorry you’re not pleased with the results, but I assure you—”

 

 

“You’ll get your damn flat fee, whether you deserve it or not. I should have known better.”

 

 

Mrs. Kelly spun on her heel and left the office, slamming the door behind her.

 

 

“Boss, you okay?”

 

 

“I’m fine,” Jackie assured her assistant. She choked down a persistent emptiness that kept her up at night and overwhelmed thoughts throughout the day. For relief she pulled out a prescription bottle from the desk, and when the lid relented, she popped a Xanax without benefit of water. “When will the life insurance rep reschedule?” she asked.

 

 

“I hadn’t gotten the chance to tell you. The rep left a message on the machine this morning. He said background checks are on hold because of company cutbacks. Sorry, boss.”

 

 

“Sorry doesn’t pay the bills,” Jackie said, rubbing her eyes. “Now I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to get bitchy.”

 

 

“You’ve still got the teaching job, right?”

 

 

“Yeah. Thanks to the dream analysis class, I won’t go hungry, and we can keep this place going, so long as you can hang in there.”

 

 

“I’m good for a while, thanks to my police pension. Can you do some psychic readings to help with the cash flow?”

 

 

“I’ve never done readings, and I never will.”

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

 


http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a49/


 

About the authors

 

 

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

 

 

Denise Dearth can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

 

AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

 

 

Amy Gillen can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

Release Day Blitz - Broken Hearts by Ioana Visan

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 21, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Broken Hearts Release Day Blitz

 

 

Title: Broken Hearts

Author: Ioana Visan

Series: Broken People, Book Two

Genre: Science Fiction, Cyberpunk

Length: Novel

 

 


Synopsis

 

 

When life breaks you, you pick up the pieces and move on.

 

 

As The Nightingale Circus begin a quest to deliver a power source that has the potential to change the outcome of the war in the Far East, their efforts are thwarted when Nicholas is apprehended by French authorities.

 

 

Meanwhile, Dale stays in Bratislava to protect Aurore and her power source. When the largest weapons manufacturer in Europe discovers her secret, the chase is on.

 

 

With a tracker hot on their heels, Dale and Aurore struggle to stay one step ahead. Their dangerous journey takes them across Europe and leads them to the only ones who can help them – The Nightingale Circus.

Broken Hearts by Ioana Visan

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Links

 

 

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014G39TB2/

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014G39TB2/

 

 

About the Author

 

 

Award-winning writer Ioana Visan has always dreamed about reaching the stars, but since she can’t, she writes about it.

 

 

After fighting the apocalypse aftermath in “Human Instincts”, she played with shapeshifters in “Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks”, and then she dealt with vampires in “The Impaler Legacy” series, before tackling longer works like a fantasy trilogy and a science fiction series.

 

 

Aside from publishing short stories in various Romanian magazines and anthologies, she published a short story collection “Efectul de nautil” and the Romanian edition of “Human Instincts”.

 

 

She was awarded the Encouragement Award by The European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2013.

 

 


Social Links

 

 

Website:    http://www.ioanavisan.tk

Blog:          http://weirdvision2001.blogspot.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorIoanaVisan

Twitter:       https://twitter.com/weirdvision

Amazon:     http://amazon.com/author/ioanavisan

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ioanavisan

 

Paint the Sky - Audiobook Release

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Paint the Sky

 

Audiobook

 

by

Lily G Blunt

Narrated by Joel Leslie


Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Listening Length: 6 hours and 4 minutes

Program Type: Audiobook

Version: Unabridged

Publisher: Lily G Blunt

Audible.co.uk Release Date: 3 Sept. 2015

Language: English


Audible.com:  http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Paint-the-Sky-Audiobook/B014U2AX5K?sr=1-1&qid=1441369709&ref_=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl

Audible UK:   http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Fiction/Paint-the-Sky-Audiobook/B014U347OC/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1441345303&sr=1-1#publisher-summary

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Paint-the-Sky/dp/B014VB7WR2/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442433669&sr=8-1&keywords=Paint+The+Sky+Audio

Amazon UK:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paint-the-Sky/dp/B014U31RHM/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1408336547&sr=1-1

iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/gb/audiobook/paint-the-sky-unabridged/id1037077431

Not an Audible member?

If you sign up to Audible for at least two months and Paint the Sky is your first purchase

my narrator and I will receive a bonus payment.

Currently you can receive one month’s membership with 1 FREE credit.



A love of art…

 

A mutual interest in art draws two shy university students together. Ben admires Vinnie’s painting of the university building, so Vinnie invites him to an exhibition of his artwork. From a wealthy family, Ben purchases some of Vinnie’s art and arranges for the artist to personally hang the paintings in his apartment.

 

Starry, starry night…

 

Ben commissions Vinnie to paint his portrait, in order to spend more time with the artist. On the night of the sitting, Vinnie fingerpaints the starry night on Ben’s chest… and they kiss. They begin a relationship beneath the night sky, God’s own canvas.

 

But every relationship has its ups and downs and so it is with theirs. When Ben thinks Vinnie spends too much time with a fellow artist, his jealousy drives a wedge between them and forces Vinnie into the very thing Ben dreads.

 

Hold tight to your dreams…

 

Ben and Vinnie will have to walk through fire before they can find one another again. But if they believe, and if they keep their faith in the night sky and each other, just maybe they can make their dreams of love come true.

 




LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT FROM THE AUDIOBOOK HERE

http://https://soundcloud.com/lily-g-blunt/paint-the-sky-excerpt-retail-sample

About the Audiobook Narrator

Joel Leslie was a pleasure to work with throughout.

I love his narration of my story and the way he brought the various characters to life.

Check out his others works here.


Audio Narration:   http://www.joelfroomkin.com/audiobook-narration

Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/JoelLeslieNarrator/timeline

Audible:   http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_pd_Kids_A_c2_1_narr?searchNarrator=Joel+Froomkin



Vinnie led me across the room, pulling me by the shirt. “Lie back on the sofa for me and I’ll paint you.”

 

As if in a dream, I settled my head against one arm of the sofa, my legs dangling over the other end, scarcely breathing now. Vinnie knelt on the floor beside me with an open pot of paint in his hand.

 

Teasingly, he dipped his index finger into the dark blue paint as if it were cream he would lick off. His finger connected with my skin and he made short strokes across my chest, the coldness of the paint making me shiver.

 

Mesmerised by the closeness of his beautiful face, the view of the night sky through the window, and the picture forming upon my chest, I watched as dab after dab and stroke after stroke he built up a mix of shades, until a dark night sky with the moon and stars were there to be seen—a masterpiece, drying on the warmth of my blazing skin, a transient thing of beauty. His fingers skimmed my skin causing gooseflesh to ripple in waves down my arms and thighs. My nipples pebbled in response to his touch.

 

And when he was done, his lips met mine in a languid kiss; how our first kiss should have been—sweet, innocent, and full of promise. He pulled away, smiling down at me.

 

This was the beginning of something special.

 


 

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK AND IN PAPERBACK

 

Amazon.com:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MSYA1JQ 

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paint-Sky-Bob-Loving-ebook/dp/B00MSYA1JQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1408336547&sr=1-1&keywords=Paint+the+Sky

ARe:   http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-paintthesky-1647346-145.html

PayHip:   http://payhip.com/b/2hSr




I’m offering a choice of either a signed paperback copy of Paint the Sky, an A5 or A6 notebook with a Paint the Sky cover to three lucky winners.

To enter the giveaway please comment on the post on Lily G Blunt’s blog saying which of the three gifts you would prefer.

Three winners will be randomly chosen on 3rd October when the

Paint the Sky Audiobook Blog Tour has finished.


ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE:   http://lilygblunt.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/paint-the-sky-audiobook-and-giveaway/



Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance and erotica. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men’s feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page—there never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!

 

Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon. She later published short stories with Torquere Press and Wayward Ink Publishing. Lily is excited about joining Pride Publishing for her upcoming story, The Handyman Can.

Easily distracted from her writing, Lily makes videos using clips from gay-themed movies and posts gorgeous pictures of men kissing or making out on her tumblr and Facebook pages. Lily is also an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London.

Lily lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a ‘mad as a bag of frogs’ Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.



WordPress:   http://https://lilygblunt.wordpress.com/

Facebook Author Page:   http://https://www.facebook.com/LilyGBlunt

Tumblr:   http://lilygblunt.tumblr.com/

YouTube:   http://https://www.youtube.com/user/BoyonBoyLoving?feature=mhee

Twitter:   http://https://twitter.com/BoyonBoyLoving

Goodreads:  http://https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6586037.Lily_G_Blunt

Pinterest:   http://https://uk.pinterest.com/lilygblunt/



Cover Reveal - Blind Redemption

Posted by jtcheyanne on September 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.

 

 

Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy.  The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.

 

 

Blind Redemption Cover

 

 

While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?

 

 

Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption

 

 

Pre-order Links

 

 

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/blind-redemption-by-denise-dearth-and-amy-gillen/

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014U2PX9G

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014U2PX9G

ARe:  https://www.omnilit.com/product-blindredemption-1887377-243.html

 

 

Giveaway

 

 

Prize: $10 WIP Gift Card

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d3e3d66a47/  

 


About the authors

 

 

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

 

 

Denise Dearth can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

 

AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

 

 

Amy Gillen can be found at:

 

 

Website: www.fictioncorner.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI

 

Fabulous Event!! Cassie Hunt...You Rock!!!!

Posted by V L Moon on July 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Reflecting back on what had to be one hell of an amazing event, i can honestly say that i for one, can't wait for the next one to take place. Cassie went above and beyond to make sure everyone had themselves the best time ever. Armed with a team of the most amazing volunteers who catered to the needs of each attending author, i can honestly say that no one could have made this event any better than it was. The cover models were amazingly friendly and were more than happy to talk and have their pictures taken and the after party was an absolute blast!!! The vast array of fancy dress costumes was amazing. Alina looked as awesome as ever with a make up job to die for and my crazy ass best friend  would have made Anita Blake proud as fuck with her Zigmond the penguin t-shirt...I love you both and i'm so freakin thankful that you were both there to hold my hand!!  Amy Beth fucking rocked as the mad hatter...Very befitting seems as she's totally crazy...LOL. The night passed with everyone dancing into the small hours and having a boat load of fun.  

Thank you Cassie for the most amazing weekend. You really did us us all proud 8)

Broken Oaths Cover Reveal

Posted by jtcheyanne on July 6, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1)

So excited to bring you our newest book cover ! Thank you Tracey Soxie Weston for your

amazing work!


V.L. and I so appreciate everything you do for us. Here it is friends:



A Game for Assassins

Posted by jtcheyanne on June 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

 

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Title: A Game for Assassins


Series: The Redaction Chronicles, Book 1


Author: James Quinn


Length: novel (528 pages)


Genre: mystery, thriller, spy thriller, espionage

 

 


Synopsis

 

 


The assassination of a Caribbean dictator….The “hit” on a traitor in Beirut……The brutal murder of a young CIA officer behind the Iron

Curtain…..So begins the game……

 

 


It is 1964, the height of the Cold War, and British Intelligence is riding high with its top double agent network: Constellation.

 

 


But in the secret war fought across Europe the enemy is never far away and soon the agents of Constellation are targeted by an unknown team

of assassins. In desperation British Intelligence sends in their best agent to protect the network and hunt down the killers.


 

 

A Game for Assassins


 

 

Jack “Gorilla” Grant isn’t your typical Cold War secret agent. Short, tough, uncompromising, rough edged. He doesn’t fit in with the elitist spies

and debonair intelligence agents. He prefers working at the rough end of British covert operations.

 

 


But “Gorilla” is one of the best “Redactors” in the business. He’s an expert at close quarter shooting: quick to the draw and deadly accurate

when it comes to the elimination of traitors and extremists on behalf of the British Secret Service (SIS). He is soon drawn into a game of cross

and double cross where nothing is as it seems and even the most perfect spy can die in a wilderness of mirrors.


“A Game for Assassins” is an action packed edge of your seat thrill ride played out across the global stage of the Cold War.

 

 


Buy Links

 

 


Free with Kindle Unlimited

 

 


Amazon US: www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQORC0K/


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About the Author


James Quinn spent 15 years in the secret world of covert operations, undercover investigations and international security before turning his

hand to writing.

 

 


He is trained in hand to hand combat and in the use of a variety of weaponry including small edged weapons, Japanese Swords and Hunting

Bows. He is also a crack pistol shot for CQB (Close Quarter Battle) and many of his experiences he has incorporated into his works of fiction.

 

 


He lives in the United Kingdom and travels extensively around the globe.

 

 


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Release Day Blitz - Fool School by James Comins

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Title: Fool School

Author:  James Comins

Genre: Young Adult, gay romance, historical

Length: novel

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

 

 

Synopsis

 

 

In the year of our Lord 1040, fourteen-year-old aspiring jester Tom is en route to Bath to begin his studies in the art of being a Fool, following in the footsteps of his father, and his father before him.

 

 

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Along the way he meets Malcolm, a fire-haired boy with eyes green as forest glass. A Scotsman who’s escaped from the ravages of the usurper Macbeth, Malcolm elects to join Tom at school. Though the journey to Bath is hazardous, it pales in comparison to what they face at the austere and vicious Fool School, where all is not as it seems. A court jester must aim to be the lowest rung on the ladder of life, and the headmaster will not abide pride.

 

 

As they journey through life’s hardships together, Tom and Malcolm find they only have each other to depend upon.

 

 

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Excerpt

 

 

I am walking back after two hours of services. My belly is sunken and my ribs create a small tent inside my tunic. I’m a child. I feel childhood on my shoulders, but no naïveté.

 

 

The friar is sitting on the floor of the cell he gave me. His tonsure has speckled shoots like spring flowers. Wordlessly, I sit on his lap. He rests a florid hand on my thigh and kisses my face. Dead-drunk. I smell boiled wine on his breath and he begins talking to me.

 

 

“Ah, the soul of innocence,” he murmurs. “Red shoes…. You know, I remember my days as an actor, my son. I wore shoes not so different from these. Spreading morality through story to those who strive. It was brutal work—the holes in your soles, the peeling sunburns, the broken cartwheels, the rotten fruit, the sewing of the outfits—”

 

 

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I flinch involuntarily, remembering the wharfmaster’s knife. The priest doesn’t notice.

 

 

“But for all that we might have intended to spread the Gospel, it was a Luciferean job, acting.”

 

 

He reaches down and pulls off one of my red curly shoes and rubs my feet. I try to relax, but I don’t like anything touching my feet.

 

 

“You know, Christ washed feet,” he says, and dips fat fingers into the water bowl. “To be of service,” he moans to himself, pinching my toes, hurting me. “Yes, tumbling, telling the Gospels,” he repeats. “Our company chief, Lord Caligula Petrovka Kingarthur Antiochus de Paree—his mother called him Jean Bureau of course—he’d whore his two wives out to the crew for half a month’s pay at a go. Everyone was broke all the time!”

 

 

The friar laughs, and doesn’t notice my second big flinch. My mother is a courtesan.

 

 

“Ah, but I saw in myself a higher calling,” he says, rubbing my leg, smacking his lips sleepily. “A life… without sin.” And at last he passes out drunk, clunk.

 

 

I extricate myself from the monk and consider taking my things to another cell, but this friar would clearly birth a world of rage if he woke up in my cell and found I’d gone to another. It would be an indignity. These shameless friars get possessive of their boys. His snoring will keep me awake, though, so I stand and tiptoe to the Chapel of St. Mary in the corner of the church and kneel to say my prayers while the monk works the worst of the snore boogers out of his nose.

 

 

A slim shadow grows monstrous in the candlelight, appearing along the wall across Mary’s face, swaying as the blood-haired boy kneels beside me.

 

 

“It’s Malcolm,” he says in French.

 

 

I don;t speak, because the friar has forbidden me to.

 

 

He looks down at my shoes. I’ve put both back on. I’ve still got my pride. “You’re a fool,” he says.

 

 

I nod.

 

 

“You’ve studied, then?” he asks.

 

 

I shake my head. He gives me an amused look, as if he can’t believe I’m obeying the friar’s orders.

 

 

“I’m told fools are considered the highest among the Third Estate, the strivers.”

 

 

I don’t answer. I don’t know if this is true.

 

 

“Would you like to know a secret?” he asks me.

 

 

I look around and consider. This Malcolm seems very intense, full of braced fire. I find myself afraid of him, afraid of his fire. He’s not a normal child.

 

 

In the light of a dozen whale-oil candles—the Martinite friars are humble, but not cheap—I nod yes. I want to know Malcolm’s secret.

 

 

But a canon in dark hooded robes sweeps past and Malcolm is gone.

 

 

I don’t see the strange blood-boy at all during the night. I try to sleep in the cell with the friar, but his snoring doesn’t stop. I stay awake for maybe an hour, maybe two, before choosing to step out a second time. It takes no time to see everything in the church. I pace, troubled, heightened, awaiting my journey tomorrow morning. I lie across a wooden pew that feels like a coffin.

 

 

About the author

 

 

JAMES COMINS is incapable of writing about himself in the third person. His future autobiography will probably be titled, “The Man Who Groaned His Way Toward Death.” He writes stories for children and adults.

 

 

Born down the street from Stephen King, he now divides his time between Denver and Seattle.

 

 

JAMES COMINS can be found at:

 

 

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jamescomins

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamescomins