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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Princess of the Light
Princess of the Light 
Please welcome author NN Light, who also happens to be a
personal friend, and one of the editors for my business, The Author’s Secret.
Her book, Princess of the Light is helping people everywhere learn how to share
food and to open their lives to help others. This post is a special character interview with Joe Deacons. 

About the Book

Title Princess of the Light
Genre Urban Fantasy Romance
Author N. N. Light
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah that Gabriel,
visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light
and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking
Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons
enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete
her mission without losing all she loves.

Interview with Joe Deacons

Tell us about yourself, please.
My name is Joe Deacons
and it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m a little out of my element here but the author
assured me this was all for the good of the story, calling me every woman’s book
boyfriend…whatever that means. Anyway, I am an urban planner for the city of Golden
Lake. Oh and I am in love with Mary, the Princess of the Light.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Believing in what I can’t
see or logically explain causes me great difficulty. Take Mary, for example. One
day she tells me she is the Princess of the Light and knowing her as an honest person,
I had no choice but to believe her. She is a faithful person and it wasn’t until
I saw a demon for the first time that I truly believed. Sometimes I am still amazed
that she chose me to love… or maybe it was just meant to be.
What’s your external complication? In the story world your
author created, explain what it is you fear most.
Losing Mary, either to
death or to Than. Than is a big bad demon, second in command to Lucifer, and I see
lust in his eyes when he spars with Mary. It makes my blood boil and I want to run
a sword through him.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes
living worthwhile.
Mary is the most beautiful
woman in the world and every day, I thank God for her. She brings such beauty to
my life and loves me for me, not my parents’ money. She tells me the truth and keeps
me honest. She is brave, braver than me, and she makes me laugh. She’s strong but
she shows me her insecurities too. I’m a better man because of her and I love her
so much.
What would that person say about you?
She would say I’m being
modest and too reserved in this interview and that I’m her warrior and her strength.
She boasts I’m her protector and I like that. What man doesn’t want to protect those
he loves? She would also say I have a heart of gold and I’m not afraid of anything.
What is your family like?
My father is the king
of decorum and he believes in preserving the Deacons name, at all costs. My mother
is a generous loving soul who could outdo Martha Stewart in a hostess contest. She
has always been there for me and I love her dearly. My younger brother, Edward,
is a historian and theologian. He is more like my father and that is fine by me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want
it to be, and why?
This actually happened
to me in the book. A few years ago, a gold-digger named Leslie convinced me to marry
her. She pretended to love me and I loved her. Two days before the wedding, she
dumped me for another man. I was heartbroken and I vowed to never let another woman
get close again.
Then Mary came into my
life and the walls around my heart melted. I was happily in love and then BAM! Leslie
shows up when least expected. For more, you have to read Princess of the Light.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Yes, I’m happy with how
my story ended. There are a few surprises along the way and I can’t wait for the
next story. I keep nudging the author to have me more involved in the story but
she refuses to listen to me.

About the Writer

You have the length of
a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what you can
do.
I’m a storyteller who loves to write stories filled with high
stakes, emotionally-charged conflict, earth-shaking romance and big bads.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I chose to write about Joe because I thought the world needed
a hero who was strong yet willing to let the woman he loves be front and center.
Love is not dead and neither is chivalry. He is Mary’s partner, lover and warrior.
Was there anything you
discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
I was surprised how caring he was. Even with all that was going
on in the various battle scenes, his first reaction is to make sure people are okay.
Why do you write?
I write because I’m a storyteller. I have been blessed with the
gift of writing ever since I was a little girl. I have all these stories that need
to be told swirling in my head. I just have to get them down on paper. Finding time
to write is the hardest part of being a writer.
What do you want to write
next?
I’m in the process of writing book two in the Princess of the
Light series. I also have a mystery swirling around that my muse insists is next
to be published.
What other character from
this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
I’d love to write more about Than. He is a demon from way back
and in fact, used to be an angel. In Heaven, he was the Virgin Mary’s Protector.
But that was before the Rebellion. Now, he’s Lucifer’s second in command and he’s
a key player in the battle of good versus evil.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
Yes, I have currently five more books planned in the Princess
of the Light series.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
As a thank you for your interest in my book and helping to support
food banks worldwide, I am offering Princess of the Light (in both e-book and paperback)
discounted early for Black Friday Deals! It is available for only $2.99 in
e-book and $11.99 in paperback. This is a limited time offer so take advantage now!
It makes a great holiday gift too!

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Publisher N. N. Light

Author Bio

N. N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California
only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is
blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports
and baking. Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on
how to spread the Light on Pinterest.
Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly
to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500
books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local
food bank.

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Revenge the Cowboy Way 
Today’s featured book is Revenge the Cowboy Way.
When Brian Thornton is taken by surprise at gunpoint, while in
the bed of a beautiful, wealthy woman, he swears his revenge. But when he learns
his humiliation was at the hands of a young woman and a boy, his vengeance knows
no bounds.
Joanna Simmons finds herself snatched out of her home and taken
to Thornton’s ship. Against her will, she travels to Texas, and then by wagon train
to Bastrop, Brian’s home town. Joanna finds acceptance and genuine friendship with
the people of the town, down to Brian’s sister, but the emotional war that wages
between Brian and Joanna, keeps any kind of happiness at bay.
Revenge, the Cowboy Way, is the story of hate, love and revenge.
The question is whose revenge is it?

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Author Bio

I’m Penny Estelle. I was a school secretary for 21 years, retiring
in 2009. We moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ. We live on 54 acres in
a very rural area. Actually we live “off the grid”, on solar and wind
only. A real adjustment for a city girl. I love it. Nothing like walking out your
front door and hearing coyotes howl and seeing a sky bursting with stars. It
is breathtaking! I write for all ages – from the very young, to the “Young
at Heart” older folks! From time travel adventures to family drama and romances.
Find out more about my books and myself at the sites below.

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5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Kelley Heckart.
What were you like when
you were in school?
I was quiet and shy. My teachers wrote on my report cards that
I needed to speak up more in class.
What is your favorite
quote?
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks
of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy
What was your favorite
book as a child?
I started reading at age 4 so I don’t remember what I liked then,
but I do remember when I was a little older I liked the Nancy Drew series. I do
remember a favorite book as a pre-teen: Where the Red Fern Grows. I also liked The
Outsiders.
What was the last movie
you watched (home or theater)?
Divergent. I liked it because there was a strong female heroine
who wasn’t afraid to fight back.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
My latest hero is a centaur shifter so I guess it would be a
song about horses. Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones would be his ringtone. I love
that song.

About the Book

Title: The Bear Goddess, Book 1: The Arcadia Series
Genre: Greek myths/fantasy
Author: Kelley Heckart
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Romance, fantasy and magic in Bronze Age Arcadia (Greece)
Forbidden love…Broken vows…Betrayal…
Callisto, the daughter of the great Arcadian King Lycaon and
the nymph Maia, studied all her life to attain the high position of Bear Goddess
among the nymphs of Artemis, taking a sacred vow of purity. But when she meets a
mysterious man, her life changes forever.
Kasin is a prince among the fierce centaurs and one of few who
can take human shape. A follower of Zeus, he is mystified to save a nymph’s life
and even worse, to fall in love with an enemy of the centaurs. He is torn between
his duty to his people and his love for Callisto.
When
the nymphs capture Kasin for their next sacrifice, his capture threatens to expose
his secret connection with Callisto and her betrayal to Artemis. Soul bound to him,
she cannot allow him to be sacrificed and helps him escape. Obsessed with having
Callisto for himself, the god Pan is determined to kill the centaur. On the run
from the nymphs, danger and betrayal follow Kasin and Callisto. To survive, they
must evade Pan’s vengeance as well as others who also want to keep them apart. Will
their love for each other be enough to save them?

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The Bear Goddess will be available very soon at amazon.com in
print and Kindle. To be notified of the release date, please join my special notices
newsletter: http://kelleyheckart.com/Contact_Kelley_Page.html

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Flagitious
Title Flagitious
Genre crime/mystery anthology
Author JoAnne Myers
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Hello, and thank you for having me back. I will be awarding two
people who comment a PDF or paperback of their choice. The choices are: Murder Most
Foul-a detective/mystery, Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology, Wicked
Intentions-a paranormal anthology, Flagitious- a crime/mystery anthology, The Crime
of the Century-a biography true crime, Twisted Love:12 cases of love gone bad-a
biography true crime anthology, and Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.
Blurbs for Flagitious, a four crime/mystery anthology
“To Solve His Mother’s
Murder”
After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely
murder, Steven Moore returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets,
and threats, he is determined too find Wanda’s killer, even at the cost of his own
life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted
mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding
the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, to solve his mother’s murder.
“The Other Couple’s
Child”
Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive
family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect
for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals
into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to
save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?
“3381 Market Street”
Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in
a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie’s absence.
She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the
sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down
and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic
Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage too
avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.
“The Tarot Card Murders”
New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio,
returns to his small county determined too abolish crime. Not until death knocked
on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the
Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them?
He took an oath too protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust,
riches, and power offered, or are the ‘dark forces’ stronger than his will?

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Author Bio

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s
Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen
Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

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Risking It All 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is JM Stewart.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite
“I know it will hit the spot” item.
Well, I had my gallbladder
out a year ago and have since had to start eating healthier (aka boring. Lol). Low
fat, low carb, gluten free. So right now, my favorite “dine out” meal
would be a good grilled chicken salad. My favorite is the naked grilled chicken
salad at Q-Doba. Before though? I didn’t really have one. I like variety. But usually
anything with chicken and pasta. Though I am fond a good teriyaki. Depends on my
mood.
What were you like when you were in school?
Oh geez. I was that quiet
girl in the back of the class trying not to be noticed. lol Not a geek, but definitely
not popular either. I was a “band fag” (pardon the term; it’s what we
called ourselves) in high school. lol
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get
out in it and build a snowman?
Get out in it and build
a snowman for sure. I don’t like being cold, but when it snows, I’m still a kid
at heart. I want to get out my gloves and boots and go throw snowballs. lol
What is your favorite quote?
From Diana Gabaldon’s
Outlander. It’s a favorite because I can relate to him in this moment.
“Sassenach?”
“Yes?”
“Ye know the fortress
I told ye of, the one inside me?”
“I remember.”
He smiled without opening
his eyes, and reached out a hand for me.
“Well, I’ve a lean-to
built, at least. And a roof to keep out the rain.”
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what
would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Something that would
make people laugh when they heard it. Kyle’s kind of a goofball. He’s a great big
kid at heart. Like that “Kung Foo Fighting” song, just because you couldn’t
help but laugh (at least, I couldn’t) when it went off in a public place.

About the Book

Title Risking It All
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author JM Stewart
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
She’s everything he wants…
For years, Kyle Morgan has hidden his true feelings from the
gorgeous girl next door that he grew up loving and protecting. But when she shows
up at his apartment in the middle of the night, desperately needing comfort and
support, his iron will begins to waver…
…and the only thing he can’t bear to lose.
Kyle was always the big brother Cecelia Anton never had, but
suddenly her goofy best friend has become a sexy man she can’t keep her thoughts—or
hands—off of. As their deep connection melts into uncontrollable desire, Ceci is
willing to put it all on the line for a shot at true love. Only Kyle is keeping
a terrible secret about Ceci’s past that could destroy not only their lifelong friendship
but their happily-ever-after…
JM Stewart 

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Counterfeits 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Counterfeits: a romantic suspense.
Author: Kris Bock
In Counterfeits, painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade
struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her
home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is
more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing
her work in galleries and museums?
Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy
to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark
secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long
absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.
Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes,
but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried.
In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force
them apart.

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Counterfeits: An Art Theft Romantic Suspense on sale 99 cents
until November 15th

About the Author

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving
outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In Counterfeits, stolen
Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico mountain town. Whispers
in the Dark involves archaeology and intrigue among ancient ruins. What We
Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who
stumbles on a murder victim in the woods, and Rattled follows the hunt for a
mythical treasure in the New Mexico desert.

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