Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Teresa's War", by Margaret J Carr

"Teresa's War" is a wonderful mix of pieces of history, memories, action scenes, bravery and emotional happenings

                Choose to change the types of books you usually read and try this one. It is probably the kind of book you never had a chance to encounter. A wonderful mix of pieces of history, memories, action scenes, bravery and emotional happenings, all written in an excellent style and elegance. A story that will manage to captivate your curiosity right from the beginning. Just read the Introduction and you will know what I mean.
                The book starts softly, with the presentation of an old woman, marked by her life’s long years, illness and cold weather. But still, in spite of the fact that old age is leaving imprints over her body, the old lady has a strong spirit and good will. She is characterized as being an altruist person, who willingly helps her shallow and almost wealthy neighbor, just because her friend made her of use and wanted. Marked by years of loneliness, the old lady seems to appreciate the company of her next door neighbor, so she will accept to aid her in different choruses. Of course, the author will let you know her name. The old lady’s name is Teresa, which automatically will lead your thoughts to the title of the book. You already guess the old lady is the central character in the book.
                But this book has a story based on the brave deeds, during the World War II, of a young girl living in Tyrol, the Austrian region taken over by Nazis at that time. Then, how did such a brave person ended up a lonely and helpless old lady? The story is told from the point of view of the main character, like the old woman remembers aspects of her former life. Take each step with her in the book and found out how she managed to help a family of Hungarian Jews to escape. Bearing in consideration that Teresa was only seven years old at that time, what she did were pure actions of bravery and concern for the human life. Thus, we have the story of a child hero, who managed to survive and also help others in one of the darkest pages of mankind history.
You can see the love of the author, Margaret J. Carr, for writing and novels, by the care and beautiful details she dressed the book with. The facts in the book are real, but she managed to sew around this historical fact a wonderful story about courage, compassion for people in need and the value of the family. It is a very pleasant book to read, having a cup of hot tea or chocolate on your side because the author is using gentle words and an elegant style. All these will only make the book more enjoyable regardless of the time and date you choose to read it. An excellent book, easy to read, both relaxing and with thrilling scenes, which will make us reflect over the hard times people had during war time. Most staggering is that the main character, Teresa, even if she had moments in life that might have brought down any other strong person; she remained a good hearted person. An incredible life journey that is worth to read.

Teresa's War is available at Amazon:

About the Author

I wrote my first book, an adventure story, at 12 when recovering from a childhood illness. After leaving school I trained in cosmetics and skin care until becoming the chief perfumery and cosmetic buyer for a department store. As a wife and mother I wrote the odd article or short story for magazines but it wasn’t until the 1980’s I returned to writing fulltime and have now completed over twenty fiction novels, ranging from murder mystery series to a teen fantasy trilogy and historical family saga. One of my titles has been on Waterstones best seller list and another was translated for the Indian market. Ten years ago I was writing scripts for TV soaps and radio, including storylines for the popular soap operas Eastenders and Coronation Street. I have one son and two grandsons and live a quiet, but busy, life in the north west of England.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas note and new book release from Fred Lichtenberg

Dear Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Like Santa, I’ve been busy putting the final touches on my first non-mystery novel, Retired: Now What? a humorous tale that affects all Baby Boomers in retirement or waiting to retire.

Starting today, Retired will be available in print and as an e-reader. (See press release below.) I’m attempting to reach the 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. I'll settle for less, though.

Can I impose on you to forward my email to friends, family, enemies, any Baby Boomer or any generation you know? Did I say the main character retired from the IRS? It also makes a great holiday gift. Only on Amazon.

I have not forgotten my mystery readers this holiday season. OBSESSED, a short story about a missing woman is now available on Amazon as an e-reader for only $1.99. Such a deal!
Thanks for your help.
Happy Holidays!

Fred Lichtenberg’s Baby Boomer Release of
Retired: Now What?

Heads-up, Baby Boomers! Jupiter resident Fred Lichtenberg, author of Deadly Heat at The Cottages: Sex, Murder, and Mayhem, (2013); Double Trouble (2012); and Hunter’s World (2011), has released Retired: Now What?, a humorous tale that addresses aging issues.

The story follows Floridian Eddie Short from his agonizing decision to retire through his first year of liberation. Eddie downsizes to a smaller house an hour away, annoys his wife with the 24/7 syndrome, grows bored, sinks into depression, recovers with happy pills during therapy, becomes a fast-food chicken mascot, takes up golf, loses friends but makes new ones, and finally finds himself.

Fred’s first non-murder mystery is a compelling and fun read for any of our 76 million Baby Boomers or any generation who wants to the avoid the perils of not formulating a retirement plan.

Retired: Now What? is available on Amazon as a soft cover or e-book. One click away!
Visit Fred at

Direct one click purchase to Amazon

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My Wife's Little Secret: An errant wife, a husband determined to find answers and a web of lies and deceit.

Since my wife was out partying again, bedtime routine for our girls was left to me. Again. I tucked Ally and Becky into bed and began to read a story to them. “Once upon a time…”
“Dadda?” Ally said placing her hand on the storybook and stopping me from continuing.
I paused and looked at my daughter. “Yes, Alleycat?”
“Dadda, what’s a hooka?”
“Whaaaat?” I peered at my daughter wondering if I had heard correctly.
“The teacher at preschool, she said, ‘Here comes the hooka,’ when she saw Mummy.”
Slowly, I lowered the book and stared at my daughter. “It’s …it’s …”
How do I explain what a hooker is to a four-year-old? I shouldn’t even be in a position where I had to.

She called me the miracle in her life, I called her my little treasure. Sounds corny, I know, but I really believed I was the luckiest bastard on earth. I had the loving and supportive wife, a nurturing mother to our two precious girls, a thriving business and the future looked rosy. I was a contented man. 
But overnight everything changed. My wife withdrew from me, ignored our children, and made it clear she was no longer interested in playing the role of wife and mother.
We had two children under five, they needed her. I needed her.
When her dressing began to change and she disappeared for hours, I suspected I was not enough for her.
Thinking she was having an affair, I placed my wife of five years under surveillance.
What my surveillance revealed shook my world, broke my heart and exposed a web of lies and deceit.
MY WIFE’S LI’L SECRET by Eve Rabi. A Gripping thriller that will leave you turning pages.

"Wish I could award this book 10 out of 5 STARS!!"
"Wow I was totally entranced with this book from the beginning!"
"All in all I loved this book, it made me laugh, cry, hold my breath till I went blue, smile and finally caused my heart to break for Ritchie!"
"Very gripping but sad story line! But keep the tissues handy."
"Twists that will blow your mind and make you think about this book long after you finish it."

Link to book (exclusive to amazon):

Friday, December 12, 2014

"My Heart In Seoul" From Bestselling Author Sydney Arrison.

From Bestselling Author Sydney Arrison.

"I really enjoyed writing the tender moments in the book. I think there's something so sweet and seductive about having someone look at you as if you're the only thing that matters in the world. I love the sweet looks, glances and almost moments when the characters are getting to know each other."

Tender passage from ''My Heart In Seoul"

Wen and Jasmine walked along the street festival. As they walked, Wen's hand gently brushed against Jasmine's. He felt her soft, delicate skin; and for a fleeting moment, he wanted to reach over and take her hand. He remembered the way she nuzzled her face against his neck, as he carried her to the limo. She felt so fragile and small. Yet, there was something about her that was powerful, magnetic and captivating.

Click to purchase My Heart in Seoul “or get it free with Kindle Unlimited.

Book Description
In the award winning contemporary romance *My Heart in Seoul*, "the author shows us that love has no boundaries, and barriers should never prevent anyone from going after their true soul mate. The story, without doubt, lives up to its title.

Jasmine Sinclair, is a strong-willed journalist who is engaged to a Hollywood actor. Her fiancé's indiscretions create a scandal, leaving Jasmine washing her hands of all men. At the insistence of her mother, she accompanies her father, Senator Sinclair, to Seoul on a business trip and is joined by her two best girlfriends, Candace and Rita, the catalysts that will push Jasmine to give love and romance another chance with the protagonist, Wen Hon."

- Author Vivienne Diane Neal.

Author Biography
Sydney Arrison is an award-winning, bestselling author. While a freshman in college her English professor encouraged her to pursue writing as a career. She was a reporter for the independent press and is currently working on her third novel. Her follow- up to "My Heart In Seoul," "Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky" was released this fall.

The author states "the world I live in is diverse and inclusive and I would like that reflected in my writing. In my perspective there are no limitations when it comes to love and relationships."

Sydney loves to hike, bike and play badminton when she isn't writing. She resides in New York with her husband and two children.

Be sure to check out Sydney's blog at: Follow her on

Twitter @sydneyarrison

and check out the "My Heart in Seoul" facebook page.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Win a paperback copy ($19.99) of About Three Authors

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Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. About Three Authors #contemporary #holidayromance #adoption HERE

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Nov 20, 14

bookshelves: romance
Read on November 20, 2014

***"I don't regret this, and I don't regret you. I refuse to regret any of it. Whatever happens in the future, we had this, here, now, Becky Jensen. And I will never forget that. Ever."***

What an amazing story of loss and love! It's the perfect read for Christmas.

I love how the characters developed and how out of loss and hurt, love and friendship was found. It's a story of hope.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Shrouded Caverns - A book by Jane Clarkston.

Has the Hall of Records been discovered? Is ancient wisdom being withheld by a covert group of men? Could secret scrolls  exist that hold the answers to mysteries that have eluded humanity for thousands of years? The possibility of what these records could disclose was overwhelming … endless possibilities.

Dr. Michael Shour, M.D. has been lured to Egypt by his old friend Baruti Fathy. Baruti has convinced Michael that he has discovered the hiding place of supernatural knowledge that has been concealed in Egypt for centuries. Michael has questioned the  purpose of mankind and his own purpose for decades, and is ready to find the answers he seeks. But is he ready to fight his way past a faceless legion of cold-blooded power that will stop at nothing to stop him? Are the scrolls and the information they contain worth the risk?

A book by Jane Clarkston.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas in Cupid Falls - By Author Holly Jacobs

Book Description from Amazon:

Kennedy Anderson loves Cupid Falls, Pennsylvania. Ever since moving there as an orphaned teenager, she’s worked hard to carve out a place for herself in the tight-knit community. Now she’s mayor and owner of the town’s flower shop. But she also has a big secret…and nine months to figure out how to break the news to the father.
Lawyer Malcolm Carter has always been the golden boy of Cupid Falls—until he discovers the one night he spent with the girl-next-door turned out to have a lifetime of consequences. Now, the mother of his child wants nothing to do with him, and he’s gone from someone who is admired to persona non grata as the town rallies behind its mayor.
Malcom has always known what he wants. But now as Christmas approaches, he’ll have to discover a way to show Kennedy that she could find the only thing she’s ever really wanted—a true home—with him. Convincing her will take the help of Cupid Falls’ quirky residents…and a bit of holiday magic.

What inspired you to start writing, and when?

When my youngest was getting close to school age, I realized that some day I might need to get a job.  I spent a long time thinking about what I’d like to do with the rest of my life.  I wished someone would pay me to read…I’d always been a voracious reader.  But since nobody seemed to want to pay me to do what I loved best, I thought maybe writing would be the next best thing. 

And I quickly discovered it was even better.

What is your preferred genre?

I write romance…from romantic comedy, to sweet romance with a touch of humor, to romance that’s heavy on the women’s fiction side of things, to romantic family dramas.  And I’ve even done a comedic mystery series…with more than a touch of romance in it. 

So yes…romance.  I write romance. 

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy?

I’ve written more than fifty books.  Many are part of a series.  Some of them were planned as a series, but more than a few were standalone books to begin with.  But then I’d fall for a secondary character and tell their story. Then another.  Soon, I’d have a series. 

So many readers have asked for lists of series and their order, that I put a page together at

Tell us a little about your recent book.

Christmas in Cupid Falls started out with a real small town, Waterford, PA.  It’s just outside of Erie, PA (where I live) and we drive by it on a regular basis when we’re on our way to camp.  There’s a statue of George Washington there.  And one day I asked myself, What if (any writers’ most useful question) someone in Washington’s party met a girl and fell in love…and the Legend of Cupid Falls was born.

To the south of Erie, Pennsylvania—south of the Great Lake that shares a name with the city—is Falls Creek. It is bigger than most creeks, but not quite large enough to be considered a river. It runs through field and forest to a ridge, carved millennia ago by a glacier. There, it plunges over the edge, falling to a hollowed-out swimming hole before becoming a creek again and meandering on its way.

Local legend has it that when George Washington visited the nearby town of Waterford in 1753, one of his retinue was touring the area. The locals took him to the falls, and there he met a farmer’s daughter. He married her later that same year and they settled near the creek. Years later, their daughter went to the falls with a group of friends and noticed that one of the boys in the group might be more than a friend. They married later that same year. And so it went, year after year, decade after decade, couple after couple, until the small waterfall, which in actuality was little more than a creek tumbling over a small cliff, became known as Cupid’s Falls.

When a town grew up a few miles away, the residents named it Cupid Falls as an homage to their waterfall.

And to this day, it is said that when two people meet at the falls and declare their love, they are destined for a long, happy romance . . .

Even if that’s not what they went to the falls looking for.>>

From there, a couple who met at the falls after a horrible day and months later found out they were going to be parents became the start of the first Cupid Falls book, Christmas in Cupid Falls.

Do you have plans for a new book?

I always have plans for new books.  LOL My next release will be in April, Carry Her Heart.  It’s a much more serious book…one of those that is a cross between women’s fiction and romance.  I have released already scheduled for July and November of 2015, too.  Plus, as soon as I’m able, I want to get back to working on the next books for the new Cupid Falls series.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

I’ve been fortunate to meet a lot of my writing heroes and heroines.  The writing world is actually very small and sometimes I have to pinch myself when I find myself sitting next to an author I’ve always admired.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?

I do a combo.  And every book is a different ratio of that combination.  My earliest books were all seat-of-the-pants.  But as my writing chops grew, I found the merit of having a handle on the plot from the beginning. 

Did you have an editor edit your books?

Yes.  I’ve been so fortunate to work with some of the best editors in the business.  An editor becomes a partner of sorts to a writer.  The best ones are able to help the author refine their vision and shape it into the story they so longed to tell.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

As a reader, I read all of the above…heck, I’ve read cereal boxes. 
As a writer I’ve been published in all the above, along with audiobooks.  I’m happy to have my stories available in so many formats.

Where do you prefer to buy your books?

In a store!  LOL  Okay, seriously, I buy my books in any number of places, from traditional bookstores, to online stores, to local independent stores, to grocery stores…  Like so many readers, I am a bit of a book hoarder!

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author?

I write for Montlake Romance and Harlequin SuperRomance, but I’ve indie published a few books including my bestselling Maid in LA series.

What books would you like to read again?

So many of my favorite books I’ve read countless times.  I read The Hobbit for the first time in third grade and I’ve read it a dozen times since…or more.  I love reading a new book and not knowing precisely where I’m going within it, but there’s something so very comforting in opening an old favorite and knowing exactly where I’m going to end.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?

I can’t think of one offhand.  I did love both the Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice, as well as the PBS miniseries of it as well (Colin Firth anyone???), but truly, I love the book the most.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?

I heard Hugh Howey at a conference this summer and I’m reading his series, Wool, right now on my Kindle.  Loving it.

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 

I am a fan of the old adage, Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover.  That being said, a cover will sometimes be intriguing enough to make me pick up a book and have a look at it.

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?


I know, that sounds simple.  But I always add…Write something, anything, every day.  That every day part is anything but simple.

Some people complain that they don’t have the time, but even if you can only find the time to write a page a day, by the end of a year, you’ll have a book.

Do you write under a pen name?

I write as Holly Jacobs.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?

LOL Yes. 

What are your pet peeves? 

Mean people.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?

My husband.  He’s my best friend and he’s very handy.  The perfect companion on an island.

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes?


Cats or dogs?

Dogs…but I like cats, too! My dogs, Ethel Merman and Ella Fitzgerald were the cover models for Everything But a Dog. (and the models for the dogs in that book).

Tell us about someone or something that just made your day –

This morning, a reader asked me if there were going to be stories for two of the characters in Christmas in Cupid Falls.  To have some love a book is a thrill in itself, but to have someone wanting more stories…well, that’s such a huge compliment!  It totally gave me glee!

What is your favorite food and beverage?

I adore food…pretty much everything but brussel sprouts and liver.

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing?

It’s my fulltime job, so I write most weekdays during business hours.

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?

Uh, really nothing. Most of the time the phone and the keys go with me, but a lot of the time, I don’t even bother with money when I leave the house, because most of the time, I’m going on long walks or out to the garden.

Sleep in or get up early?

I get up way early!!

Laptop or desktop for writing?


Your favorite gadget?

My Dyson.  (Two dogs, one who sheds a dog’s worth of hair daily…yep, I Dyson every day!)

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

Right now, I’m on the couch next to the fireplace with the dogs snuggled next to me!  That about sums it up.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad – 

Like any writer, I prefer the good ones!  LOL  And while I’m not overly fond of the bad ones, I do respect that my books aren’t for everyone.  I wish they were, but in the end, I can only tell stories that please me and honor my characters…and then hope that more readers like them than don’t!  So an honest negative review I can be zen about.  But the people who are mean just to be mean?  Yeah, not a fan of those.

Do you have a bucket list?

I’m planning on going to Ireland in two years, and then Alaska shortly after that.  It’s not really a bucket list, but things I’m looking forward to.

One of your favorite quotes –


List 3 of your favorite movies?

The LOTR series (I know that’s three, but they all go together)
Serenity (which ties into the Firefly series that I rewatch from time to time…love Joss Whedon) - - Patti says: ME TOO.
And so many romcoms like When Harry Met Sally, Love Actually…

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed?

Really love Newsroom and sorry this is the last season.

Where can your readers stalk you?

My website is  There are links there to my Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

Is your book in Print, ebook or both?

Christmas in Cupid Falls is available as a paperback, for Kindle as an audio book.

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews?

No.  Sometimes Montlake does on GoodReads.  You can check out Kindle Love Stories there.

Book links:
Christmas in Cupid Falls, by Holly Jacobs
Kindle eBook

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I am Arkadia Castner. I am beautiful. I am popular. I am also the most messed-up witch you will ever meet.

Book Description from Amazon:

I am Arkadia Castner. I am beautiful. I am popular. I am also the most messed-up witch you will ever meet. I can’t make water boil, or make the wind blow; I can’t even light a match without the aid of a flint. My 18th birthday is in six months, and if I don’t pass the Paranormal Safety Exams (PSEs) by then, I will be banished to the Isle of Shadows for eternity, never to be seen again – it will be as though I never existed.

I found myself at the halfway house under the supervision and guidance of Den Mother and telepathic empath, Eloise Mayflower. The halfway house is the last chance for troubled paranormal teens like me to pass our PSEs and avoid banishment. Eloise knows everything I think and feel, and is supposed to be helping me, but I still can’t do basic spells a six-year-old can do. I hate it here, but I have no choice. This is my last chance.

I had all but given up hope, when in walks Bohdan Drak. Tall, dark, and so damn sexy it hurts to look at him – even his muscles had muscles. He is a dragon shifter and wears the mark of having passed his PSEs. When our souls meet, we realize we have found our soul mates and perfect matches. My dying hope has found life again, and I finally have a reason to look forward to a future.

I thought everything would be fine, but darkness and despair creep into my future. I have been framed for a murder, and everyone believes I am guilty. The paranormal council now watches my every move. Can I trust Bohdan and true love? I fear my destiny is to be banished forever …

What inspired you to start writing, and when?
I had just turned 40 and decided to not just have dreams, but to make them reality. 

What is your preferred genre?
Paranormal Romance is my Passion.

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy?
This is my debut novel, but hopefully will be the first in a series of 7.. I think.. :)

Do you have plans for a new book?
Raven is book 2 in this series, and on her way.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
Wow... There is so many... If I could have a coffee date with three authors? They would be J.R.Ward, Gena Showalter and Nina Bangs.

Was there an Author that inspired your writing?
All authors inspire me to write, but there was one that exposed me to this world and showed me it was possible to make my dreams a reality , and that was K E Osborn. 

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?
I tried plotting, but soon through it away. The characters took over and told me what to write. Arkadia is very different to what she was supposed to be, and in my opinon, far better.

Did you have an editor edit your books?
Yes, Kelly Hartigan from Xterraweb... And apparently I have an unhealthy comma addiction. :) 

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
Paperbacks... Always.. However the convenience of my kindle is very addictive.  

Where do you prefer to buy your books?
Generally on amazon, or from the authors directly.

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author?
Yes I am indie and proud to be.

Who designed the cover of your book?
Patti Roberts from Paradox Covers. She is simply the best, no one comes close. 

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 
Covers are the first stop for any buyer, they are extremely important. A cover can either make me stay to read the blurb or pass onto the next book. 

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?
Believe... Just believe in yourself, and write from the heart. Don't write what sells, write what your passionate about. It will always be the right choice. 

Do you write under a pen name?
No, I fully own and identify with all my work. 

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
Is there any other way? 

What are your pet peeves? 
Lack of manners, they are free and should be used more.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?
Mmmmmmm... -evil giggle- .. My husband of course.

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes?

Cats or dogs?

What is your favorite food and beverage?
Coffee, my life source. 

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing?
I have 4 children's, so time for writing varies day to day, but everyday I will get some wordage down.

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?
Asthma medication, hand wipes, kindle.

Sleep in or get up early?
Early, it gets hot early in the summer in Australia, so the most beautiful time of the day is around 5 am, before the kids wake up, I get a peaceful cup of coffee and some time to write and think about what is needed.

Laptop or desktop for writing?

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
In bed after the kids go to sleep.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad - 
As long as it's constructive it's all good. There is not one single book that everyone will like, and as an author, I have to be prepared to have people love and hate my book. It's part of the course.

Do you have a bucket list?
Yes I do. 

Where can your readers stalk you?
Is your book in Print, ebook or both?
Ebook right now... Hopefully paperback soon.

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews?
Yes, But only direct to kindle.

Book links:
Arkadia by Dzintra Sullivan 

Purchase links 
Amazon US:
Amazon UK:
Amazon AU:

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world.  I hope you share this interview with your friends so we can all get to know you a little better. 

Thank you so much for allowing me to sit and chat. I hope people grab Arkadia, fall deeply in love with her, no come harrass me for book two Raven. 

Coming soon! Be sure to read Arkadia first.

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