Thursday, December 7, 2017

#Author Interview with Jennelle L. White


MY BOOKS: EASIEST SHORT /LONG TERM PLAN FOR SAVING MONEY & GROWING UP, POETRY

Book Description:   Easiest Short/ Long Term Plan For Saving Money -  It's been said to pay yourself first, to save at least 10% of your earnings but why stop at 10%?  Why not 20%, etc?  The problem is that most people may not be able to set aside 10% of their earnings, let alone 20% - 30%.  My plan begins with only 2 steps & teaches you how to save money more easily and better.  My plan makes it more affordable for everyone to be able to save money regardless of your occupation, debts, location, income, & etc. My money savings plan is unique  -  in that you can visually see what you'll save before it happens;  easy to understand -  as uses basic math and you don't have to be a financial guru or investor to use this plan;  & is universal -  benefits everyone, as those working a 9 - 5 job, saving money for retirement,  or a vacation.  The possibilities are endless using this plan!!  It's the only money savings plan out there of its kind!!








Growing Up, Poetry -  When you're young the world seems new.  This book is a collection of poems that captures that Spirit of Youth.  It brings back the emotions that one can experience for all ages at the arrival of Spring or when school is out.  These are poems that everyone can enjoy for years to come.  For ages 2 - 7 years old, although adults like the book also. One can experience the joys of childhood with whimsical pictures & poems.  My book gives everyone a sense of peace and happiness.  It inspires children to care about saving the environment & savor the innocence of youth.  There are poems about a puppy, a kitten, stars, the seasons, & saving the environment, and many more.

What inspired you to start writing, and when? I started out with writing in Junior High School when my teacher had our class to create a poetry book listing some of our most favorite children's poems or other types of poetry and we had to include with this class project two poems that we had to make up ourselves. Later on, in 2009, is when I began writing my poems and my savings plan.  It was at this time that I decided to make them into a book.

What is your preferred genre?   Self-help books, children's books, and poetry.  A scary story in the works.

How many books have you written?  I have written 2 books and are not a part of a series.

Does your easiest money savings plan really help people and can you use it still if you are being paid minimum wage? Yes, My book has helped lots of people who are on their way to a safe and secure money savings plan and yes, you can still use this plan if you get paid minimum wage.  QUOTE from Blue Ink Review:  "Out of all the personal finance books out there on the market, Jennelle L. White's Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money has the most truthful title."

Do you have plans for a new book?   Yes, possibly 2 -3 new books.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?   Yes, there are several.  JK Rowling, RL Stein,
JannellTaylor's, and authors/writers involved with Sesame Street and others.

Was there an Author that inspired your writing?
For my poetry, it was the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes that I loved to read when I was little.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?  I like the concept of e-books but I prefer paperbacks and hardcover books.

Where do you prefer to buy your books?    Pretty much, most bookstores.  I buy books from Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and the Half-Price Bookstores and others.

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author?   Yes

What books would you like to read again?
Green Eggs & Ham,  poetry books, romance novels, and different types of self-help books. Also, all Walt Disney books, Sesame Street, and The Muppets books.  Marvel superhero comics and The Archies.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? Not sure?  I really enjoyed and liked the movie version of Bridge to Terabithia,  and The Never Ending Story.  Also, Jurrasic Park and movies about Stephen King's books.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?
The Archies -  paperback
The Dogmen/"Werewolf" Encounters - North America. - paperback

Who designed the cover of your book?
I designed the covers of both of my books.

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 
Yes, definitely.  Especially, the romance novels.

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?
Write from your heart, what you are passionate about.

Do you write under a pen name?   No.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?  Yes,  sometimes.

What are your pet peeves?  My biggest pet peeves are the abuse of farm animals and littering, polluting the Earth.
No one,  not even animals deserve to be abused.  I pray for the abuse of animals to STOP.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?
Other than my best friend, David W,  I would not mind at all being stranded with Michael Praed.

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes?   Hands down, Chocolate.

Cats or dogs?  Both, I love animals.

Tell us about someone or something that just made your day -
My best friend, when he takes me out for dinner at a restaurant of my choice for my birthday. When Actor, Mr. Tom Atkins had them call me overhead at the Scarefest to come and p/u my camera as left it near his booth and the fact that he knew my name and put it in a safe place until I could go back to retrieve it.  He is an awesome Actor and very nice.

What is your favorite food and beverage? Favorite Food - Pasta, Salads, Pizza, potatoes, corn, Chilli, and Soft Tacos.

Favorite Beverage - Iced Tea, Pepsi, Coke Cola, Milk Egg Nog, Decaf coffee & Orange Juice.

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing? In the beginning, I just wrote down my thoughts on paper as they came to me.  If I am writing
poetry, I would say about 1-2 hours per month, not too often.  My ideals with poetry come for me whenever I am walking in the parks.

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money, and phone)? My umbrella, flashlight, my favorite music CDs, and bags to carry things.  I love pretty bags.

Sleep in or get up early? I work nightshift, so I really don' t sleep in at night and I do not like to get up early, mostly because of the shift I work on.

Laptop or desktop for writing?  I write on paper but if I could choose, I'd prefer a Laptop.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?  I prefer to do my writing at night and when I go to the parks during daytime hours.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad -  Book reviews can be tricky sometimes but I tend to think that everyone has an opinion and when you are putting yourself out there you may get either good reviews or bad reviews. I always hope to receive good reviews.  Sometimes, I wonder if one gets a bad review is it because that person is jealous because they did not come up with the idea first or just being sarcastic.  You go into this realizing that maybe not everyone is going to like your work.  As an author, we all hope to receive good reviews for our books.

Do you have a bucket list?   Yes, I want to go camping, fly a helicopter, travel, and go see Jerusalem - where Jesus lived.  Also, take care of baby animals.

One of your favorite quotes –   One of my favorite quotes is from Star Wars where Yoda tells Luke SkyWalker - "Do or Do Not, There is No Try."

List 3 of your favorite movies? The Muppet Movie - rainbow connection. Superman. Bridge to Terabithia

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed? There have been several such as Terror in The Woods, Riverdale, Supergirl, and I enjoyed the movie "Wonder Woman"

Where can your readers stalk you? Your social media links:
My website:  www.Jennellewhite.com - ( QUICKEST WAY TO SEE MY BOOKS and BUY THEM)

Your book link on Amazon:
For Growing Up, Poetry -   http://amzn.to/2fOg6KB
For Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money -  http://amzn.to/2gb4pRi

Is your book in Print, ebook or both? Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money - is in both print and ebook.
Growing Up,  Poetry - Is only in print, hardback cover.

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews? It may be something I would consider but for only a brief time.  Could have a contest where my books would be the prize.

Book Awards:   Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money -  was given a 5-STAR RATING and is the 2011 Finalist Winner from Readers Favorite.com
Growing Up, Poetry - received a 4-STAR RATING from ReadersFavorite.com & received Honorable Mention at the Green Book Festival.


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. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Author Interview – Beth Prentice, The Westport Mysteries


*PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE It Started With A House*
Meet Lizzie. She’s 31 and having a premature mid-life crisis. So, she bought a lonely, run-down old house that pulled on her heartstrings.
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But with the purchase, Lizzie gets more than she bargained for. She didn’t expect the engagement ring and letters of forbidden love hidden under the attic floorboards. She didn’t expect the lazy cat or the drop dead gorgeous handyman. And she definitely didn’t expect the stalker. 

As the renovation begins and the house starts to slowly return to its former glory, the letters dog her dreams. Why was the writer forced to turn away from his love? Why was their love forbidden? And why was this all hidden under the floorboards?

Filled with a drive to reunite the ring with its rightful owner, Lizzie engages the help of her new handyman, her crazy family and her sex-crazed Grandma, and sets on a journey of lost love, heartache, and public damnation.

But can Lizzie restore the house to its former glory, and find who it all once belonged to before her stalker catches up with her? Or will she lose everything...including her life?

What inspired you to start writing, and when? When I was younger I never had the desire to write. In fact it was the last thing I wanted to do. But my mum used to tell me a lot of stories about how she grew up in the war. These stories were always happy memories of hers and often they were very funny tales of what my Grandma used to get up to. I thought that those stories needed to be written down. However, when I started to write another story came to me. Completely fiction but had hints of truth in it. And Dangerous Deeds was born, lol

What is your preferred genre? Romantic suspense with a lot of humour.

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy? I’ve written 7 books. At present, I have two books in each series and one stand alone. But I’m working on adding books in each series J

Tell us a little about your book. Dangerous Deeds is a story of family, love and how, no matter what, we are all equal and should be treated that way

Do you have plans for a new book? Yes, I’m working on the next in the series at the moment

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? Janet Evanovich and Sophie Kinsella. Can I have two? J

Was there an Author that inspired your writing? Yes, both of those that I’d like to meet!

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? I plot the story but fill it all in by the seat of my pants

Did you have an editor edit your books?
Definitely. I’ve had a couple – all brilliant! But at the moment I’m using the awesome Nas Dean

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? All of the above J

Where do you prefer to buy your books? Everywhere, but I love small bookstores and have a dream to one day open a book exchange with a difference!

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author? Yes, but I also have a publisher with my other series

What books would you like to read again? Whenever I need a pick me up I always reread Sophie Kinsella. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I love Twenties Girl and What’s Your Number?!  They are fun, light and feel good J

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? I love movies, but I’m yet to find a movie of a book that I have read that is better than the book. For me, the book is always better!

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?  I’m currently reading Rachael Johns Talk of the Town in paperback

Who designed the cover of your book? The awesome and amazing Patti Roberts, Paradox Book Designs!!! And I’ll admit to being just a little bit in love with this cover J

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it?  Definitely. It’s the thing that makes me pick the book up in the first place

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out? Don’t doubt yourself!? 

Do you ever write in your PJ’s? No. I’m a get out of bed, walk straight into the shower kind of girl. I never feel ready for the day unless I’m showered and dressed. Even when I’m sick I still get out of bed and complete the morning routine J

What are your pet peeves? People who can’t park!

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?
Lol, well the fantasy is Chris Hemsworth, but the reality is I’d rather be stuck with my hubby, kids and of course, my animals!!

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes? No contest – chocolate every time 
J

Cats or dogs? Both. The more the merrier

What is your favorite food and beverage? That’s a hard thing to choose. But when I told my daughter that I have at least 10 cups of coffee a day, she did mention that I may have a problem, lol. Funny thing is I only drink decaf!

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing? I try to always spend 6 hours in my office, either doing the admin side of things or writing. Some days it’s more on the admin side and others it’s more writing

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money, and phone)? Clothes, lippie and I always have to be wearing perfume. Does that count? J

Sleep in or get up early? Up early. When the weather is warmer I like to start the day with a walk along the beach at Mooloolaba.

Laptop or desktop for writing? Both, but mostly desktop

Your favorite gadget? I love my phone!

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? I get most of my writing done in my office at home, but some days inspiration doesn’t strike. That’s when I grab the laptop and head to the beach. The sound of the waves clears my mind and helps get me back on track

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad -  Well, of course, it’s always nice to get those great reviews, and it hurts to get the bad ones. But my books aren’t for everyone, and I’m okay with that. I just prefer it when the reviewer is kind about it J

Do you have a bucket list? Kind of. I have some travel destinations that I’m slowly working through. We’ve done a lot of awesome places on the east coast of Australia, Alaska and Canada, and Hawaii. Western Australia is the next one on the list to visit

One of your favorite quotes – Life’s too short. Do it now

List 3 of your favorite movies? While You Were Sleeping, The Holiday, and anything with Chris Hemsworth, lol

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed? Wonder Woman. Man, she kicks butt!




Where can your readers stalk you? Your social media links:
My website: www.bethprentice.com,
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethprenticenovels/
Your book link on Amazon: 
http://amzn.to/2xtmO4T


Is your book in Print, ebook or both? Both

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews? I give ARC’s to my amazing reader team. For anyone that would like to be a part of that team, they can email me at beth@bethprentice.com and I’ll add them to the list.

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.











Saturday, October 7, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Operation Badger (Operation Tomcat)


Detective Senior Constable Ben Jackson is handsome, kind, hard-working and diligent. He's also as thick as two planks.
Tammy Norman is clever as all get-out. She's also sillier than a wet hen.
And then there is Tom.
Tom is a cat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tabitha Ormiston-Smith was born and continues to age. Dividing her time between her houses in Melbourne and the country, she is ably assisted in her editing business and her other endeavours by Ferret, the three-legged bandit.

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Crow Lake: Problems at the Lake


CROW LAKE
Trouble at the lake.
A young park ranger falls for a young lady at Crow Lake; but their romance is interrupted when animals and people start to disappear.
˃˃˃ A Peaceful lake has a big problem.
Quiet Crow Lake is awakened with a big problem. They have to call in a state authority and others to help solve it. But the biggest help comes from a local fisherman.
˃˃˃ There is a love story here, but also a bit of terror.
Young love is great; but not when danger gets in the way.


Author Biography

I spent most of my life traveling throughout the US, some of Mexico, Canada, and Taiwan.
After my travels I decided to take a writing class at a local college along with some writing classes online. "CRYPTIC" is my first novel, "Crow Lake" is my second book and I am working on a third.

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New Release - The Year We Had Murder, A Matt Kile Mystery


* AMAZON LIST OF TOP-RATED MYSTERY SERIES 
* AMAZON LIST OF BEST-SELLING MYSTERY SERIES 

The latest Matt Kile Mystery is a frisky, sometimes over-the-top, romp through Hollywood, a town with its own manner, imagery, and code of conduct. Matt finds himself smack dab in the middle of the craziness when he’s invited to a Hollywood party where nothing is as it seems. The party is at the home of a famous film producer, who’s married to the big screen’s current sex symbol. Matt takes his favorite date, Clarice Talmadge, to the gathering of silicone starlets and movie moguls.
This stylish murder mystery could be called an edgy cozy or a private detective story absent gratuitous violence. The one thing it isn’t is a predictable story of murder. One of the editors described it as a tongue-in-cheek slide into an unexpected conclusion.
The Year We Had Murder is book seven in the Matt Kile Mystery Series.


Author Biography

David Bishop stuck his author nose under the edge of the mystery tent with his first novel in October 2011. Since then his mysteries have maintained a constant presence on Amazon Best Selling Lists in multiple categories of mystery novels. He has also been listed numerous times among the 100 best selling authors of mysteries, including appearances among the top 10. Also numerous lists of Amazon Top-rated mysteries. For the month of May, 2015, David Bishop was an Amazon All-Star Author--one of the bestselling 100 authors in Amazon.

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New Release - Prelude (An Alec Winters Series)


Meet Alec Winters when he’s sixteen years old. Find out how he met Sabrina. Get the scoop on all his friends before the fateful night of his transformation to angel-demon in this supernatural thriller. Then, follow Alec on the gritty streets of New Orleans as he punishes the wicked in Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 1).


Author Biography

Award-winning author, Chariss K. Walker, M.Msc., writes both fiction and nonfiction books with a metaphysical and spiritual component. Her fiction expresses a visionary/metaphysical message that illustrates growth in a character's consciousness while utilizing a paranormal aspect. Her nonfiction books share insight, hope, and inspiration. Even though Chariss writes dark-fiction about insanely dark topics, such as sexual abuse, incest, pedophilia, sexual assault, and other inappropriate dinner conversation, there is always an essential question of the abstract nature that gives a reader increasing awareness and perception. All of her books are sold worldwide in eBook, paperback, and many are in large print. Click the "follow" button to find out when new books are released. You can learn more about Chariss at www.chariss.com

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New Release - SWEET DREAMS, BABY (Love & Mystery)


Who killed Judge Shaw Buchanan aka “the hanging judge,” on the day of his wife’s funeral?

When Harper Buchanan, the judge’s estranged daughter, witnesses her father’s murder in the small town of Barley, New Hampshire, she promises to find his escaped killer. She hires local private investigator, Finn O’Rourke to track down the shooter. Soon, they are working together, and Harper finds herself drawn to Finn’s looks, smarts, and self-reliance. But she’s fallen for the wrong type of man before. She vows not to repeat her mistake and to keep their relationship professional.



Finn does his best to deal with their growing chemistry by focusing on the job. But when someone attempts to kill Harper to prevent her from uncovering the identity of her father’s murderer, his goal changes. Harper’s protection becomes Finn’s full-time priority, even though it means risking his life for a woman who may never love him.

A NOTE FROM NORA.
I grew up in rural New England and still live here. I've enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with my imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing.

AUTHOR PAGE ON AMAZON - http://amzn.to/2sVCsPJ

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WARNING: Sizzling Sex Scenes! Vehn (Exotic Ink Bk 1) by LS Anders




WARNING: Sizzling Sex Scenes! Exotic Ink series now available by LS Anders.

Vehn Mathieu possesses one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. He has everything money can buy, but there’s a huge piece missing from his exceptional life that can’t be bought – a soulmate. He longs to find a woman who wants the man behind the persona, a woman who can see beyond the fa├žade. When he finally finds the one, she is completely unaware of his true identity. Will she be able to come to grips with his celebrity and love the man behind the name?

Callie Mackenzie is well-known in her own little niche. Her beauty, talent, and radiant personality hide the dark, jagged scars of her past that threaten to extinguish the light of her future. Her seemingly iron-clad armor can barely protect the fractured soul of the woman beneath as she fights a daily battle to preserve the happiness she has strived so hard to achieve. Finished with abusive men, she prefers to daydream about the one she thinks she’ll never meet. But when Callie’s fantasy becomes her reality, how will she slay her own demons to be with him? 

Vehn and Callie together. 

When forces outside their control threaten to destroy their fragile new bond, Vehn and Callie come face to face with her deep-rooted insecurities. Their chemistry is unshakable, but is their untried relationship strong enough to endure the hardships of his fame and her past? Is the reward of being together worth the price each must pay to keep their one true love? 
  

ByJenz1972on January 31, 2017

****SOME SPOILERS****

Firstly I'd like to start by saying this is a debut author. I absolutely loved the book and the characters in Vehn, they all have a really close bond to each other and always have each others backs. There are a few characters that won't win over any hearts though.

Callie Mackenzie is a tattoo artist at Exotic Ink, she's sassy, funny, feisty and swear like a sailor. But that's just Callie on the surface, she has been screwed over in the past in previous relationships which have left her with low confidence about her body and loads insecurity issues. She would love a lovey dovey relationship but she can't see that in her future, so she'll just have to continue her fantasy sex life with super hot model Vehn Mathieu in her head. What's the actually chances of meeting the stud in person anyway....How wrong she was. She hooks up with the hottest guy at a fancy dress party. Then meets him when he's not in fancy dress and she can't believe her eyes….

Vehn Mathieu is a world famous model but his real passion in life is photography. He has been dating Regina who is also a model for a year, but he doesn't love her, she's out for herself using him to make a better name for herself in the industry. Time to ditch her. He wants someone who loves him for who he really is a man with a heart of gold. His best friend Tegan moves in with him because he's landed himself a job at Exotic Ink. He goes as Tegan's plus one to a costume party. That's where Callie comes into his life....He's in disguise, she doesn't know who he really is but she likes him and they have an instant connection, in more ways than one. She's the most beautiful woman he's ever laid his eyes on and can't wait to see her again...

Life isn't going to be easy for them Regina is out to boost her modeling career and she doesn't care who gets hurt by her malicious scheming.

How will Callie react to her fantasy orgasm maker being the masked superhero in disguise?

Will Callie & Vehn's relationship be strong enough to survive being in the spotlight with all her insecurities?

I can't wait for book 2 and see what's in the future for this lovable group of friends.



Note from the author.

Hello fellow romance-aholics!
As many of us do, I read to give myself a break from the daily grind and there’s no better way to do that than to get lost inside a juicy romance novel when you’re feeling overworked or overstressed.
I’m a wearer of many hats. I’m a wife, a mother, a female firefighter, a reader and lover of all things romance, an avid daydreamer, and a new author to the contemporary romance genre.
Vehn is the first in the Exotic Ink Book Series. Books to soon follow will be Tegan and Jake.
I hope you enjoy reading my series as much as I’ve enjoyed bring these characters to life.
L.S. Anders

Follow me! I would love to hear from you.


Amazon - HERE

Print - HERE



Pieces of the Heart: Authors for Autism


Fifteen incredible authors have come together with stories of love, passion, pain, and triumph in support of Autism research. Pieces of the Heart by Authors for Autism is a collection of romance short stories of various genre and styles. 

Contemporary, fantasy, comedy, historical, and drama, all combined in an assembly of sweet short reads to fill your heart with emotion. 

All of the proceeds of every sold copy of Pieces of the Heart will be donated toward Autism Research. This is a cause near and dear to every author involved in this project, and they are all excited to share these beautiful stories with all of you. 

AUTHORS
Maggie Adams- Guilty Pleasures
Shannon Bell- Not Your Average Prince Charming
Robbie Cox-Author- Another Page 
Chrys Fey- Cancer Can't
Joan Hazel- Show, Don't Tell
Violet Howe- Breaking the Promise 
Brenda Hunt- A Love for Sarah 
Sam J D Hunt- Nicco the Eternal
Elaine Kaye- All Aboard
Tamsyn L. Key- Hunted
Michelle Louise- The Will to Love Again
Tara Ann Moore- Marigold 
J. Nichole Parkins- The Girl in the Well
Cherron Riser- Through Frozen Shadows 
Miranda Shanklin- I Got Scared

AMAZON - here



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