Saturday, September 22, 2018

Snugs the Snow Bear

“Snugs The Snow Bear” is the first in a magical series of stories about a lovable, snuggable, huggable polar bear, and his tales of derring-do, along with a menagerie of animal friends. Come and meet Snugs, The Two Moose, Mrs Merryweather, Carla and James, as they take the voyage of a lifetime to a lighthouse on The Isle of Wight, a sunshine island off the South Coast of England, and miles and miles beyond! This first adventure will warm your heart as Snugs, in his own unique way, leaves a radiant, magical impression, especially on one little boy and girl.
Suzy Davies 
is the author of "Luna The Moon Pig: The Pig Who Hid" a fun new Children's Picture Book that tells a tale of MUD, Mystery, MOONWISHES MAGIC, and the power of SELF-BELIEF! This book is available on Amazon Worldwide from the Christmas Launch on 9th December 2017. It is illustrated by award-winning world-acclaimed illustrator and animator, Sheila Graber, famed for her work with Paddington Bear and family, Children's T.V, and her illustration and animation of Rudyard Kipling's "Just So" stories.

Suzy Davies was born in August 1957 at Battle Hospital in Reading, England, and grew up in Aberystwyth, Wales, and in Southwell, and Nuneaton, in England.

She attended Nuneaton High School for Girls and enjoyed a varied career before she went to Leicester University, where she achieved an Upper Second Honours Degree in Applied Sociology. She then earned a Teaching Certificate with Credit in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Trinity College, London, and spent time abroad in The Czech Republic and South Korea, before returning to her native England, where she read English Literature as a postgraduate at The University of Sussex, and gained her Masters Degree. She has over ten years' experience as a teacher of English, E.S.O.L, Literacy, Learning Support and Key Skills, including a Lead Teacher Role, and a role where she taught nursery nurses and teachers, helping them to compile portfolios on Child Development. She has also worked with children from care homes and convicts on day release for The Princes Trust, teaching Literacy and Skills for The Workplace, to help them turn their lives around with the skills needed to build a new life for themselves.
While Suzy was in South Korea, she wrote her first novel, "Johari's Window," and she carried her manuscript "home" through customs at Seoul and Heathrow airports. This book was published in September 2014 by SilverWood Publishing.
In 2015, Suzy was walking along the beach at Southbourne-On-Sea, in the Bournemouth area of England, where she lived, when she sighted a magnificent polar bear, etched into The Needles on The Isle of Wight, across the ocean. This magnificent bear gave Suzy the idea for a Children's Book, "Snugs The Snow Bear," which was published by Snow Leopard Publishing in December 2016.
Suzy's Children's Picture Book - "Luna The Moon Pig, The Pig Who Hid," illustrated by award-winning world-acclaimed illustrator and animator, Sheila Graber, has a Christmas Launch on 9th December 2017!
Suzy is a regular author contributor to The Young Writers' Newsletter and The Writers' Newsletter. She is also a Book Reviewer, a Certified Life Coach, (C.P.C.A.B) and Writing Mentor.
When Suzy is not reading, writing, reviewing or mentoring, she likes to commune with nature, go on beach walks, go boating, visit restaurants, and go to music gigs. She is also a big fan of ice shows and musical theatre.
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She Caused The Lightning To Strike

 The book tells the life story of a girl from age three years to young womanhood. Marva suffered at the hands of those she loved and trusted most.
Despite experiencing neglect, abuse, bullying and inequality; Marva felt her faith in her God through Lord Jesus was the only way she managed to maintain her sanity.
Marva coined the phrase 'She caused the lightning to strike' because she believes that if her God Lord Jesus had not intervened into her situations her vultures would have sent her to her early grave. Thankfully God intervened by protecting her from harm hence she lived to share her testimony. A sad, shocking and unbelievable story.
As the story unfolds Marva's strength, resilience and sheer beauty shines through. Her vultures or perpetrators are aware of this, so their intention was to totally destroy her by preventing her from achieving her goals and ultimate potential.
This book has been written to help first-time mums' and dads'. It is also highly recommended for academics and students in the field of sociology, psychology, anthropology, psychiatry, pediatric, early childhood education and medicine.

The Stonegate Sword: (Stonegate #1)

 The Old Empire is gone
But tales still tell of marvels from long ago-flying machines and devices run by the power of lightning. Now grass grows in the streets and rusted hulks are all that remain of the proud machines. A new time of troubles now threatens. The free towns of the rugged mountains and plains are in the path of conquest. The Prophet's armies are coming, filled with hatred and armed with terrible, rediscovered weapons. Donald of Fisher, outcast and alone, is in the path of the march, searching for Rachel, who has been captured by the Raiders-minions of the Prophet. But how can he find and rescue one small captive in a wilderness teeming with enemies? And even if he succeeds, should he wield his sword beside the tiny band of defenders? Is Donald to become yet another victim, or is he, just possibly, the deliverer promised in prophecy? What can one person do in the face of a war that will shape the future of a continent?
Harry James 
"Jim" Fox has ridden horseback over much of the landscape that appears in his novels, since he was born and raised on a ranch in western Colorado. His love of horses and ancient/medieval weapons, as well as his military training (US Army Command and General Staff College, Air Force War College) make his discussion of military matters (ancient and modern) gripping and credible.
His first book, "CrossCurrents" was a finalist in the International Book Awards competition.
His novel, "The Stonegate Sword" was an Award-Winning Finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards Competition. It also is a 5-Star rated book by Reader's Choice.
He has a B.S. and M. S. from Colorado State University, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, a Ph.D. in Theology, and has served as an army officer, natural resource manager, counterintelligence agent, pastor, missionary and seminary teacher. He currently serves as an elder of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Jim was raised in a Christian home. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in 1949 (age 7) at an old-fashioned tent revival. A few years after his marriage to Carroll, his wife of nearly 47 years, both became active in a small church in Arizona, and have actively served Christ together ever since.
His novel, The Stonegate Sword, wan the bronze medal in the "Fiction: Fantasy/Alternate History" category of the 2016 Global eBook Awards.
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The Merlon Murders: A Duncan Dewar Mystery (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 1)

 The Merlon Murders I (part one of a two part mystery):When hot shot investigator and math genius Duncan Dewar decides to head a life insurance inquiry, he has no idea what he's soon to encounter. Hoping to learn more about his ancestry, Duncan is drawn to the village of Taye, Scotland, where his past and future are about to collide, altering the trajectory of his life forever. Was the laird of Castle Taye accidently crushed by a merlon from his own battlement, or are more sinister forces at work? Is the alluring widow and beneficiary of eleven million pounds to blame, or innocent? Is a ghost seeking vengeance against members of Clan MacNab for the slaughter of her loved one hundreds of years ago? Will Duncan be the next victim of the merlon murders? Follow Duncan on a culinary tour of breathtaking Scotland as he navigates through relationships with the villagers of Taye in his quest for answers. The Merlon Murders I is part one of a two part mystery.
Books by Victoria Benchley include:
The Snail Man at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O97FE9W
The Merlon Murders I
The Merlon Murders II
The Crime at the Bakery (A short story) - Coming Soon
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Victoria Benchley 
 lives with her husband of over twenty years and their two children on the West Coast of the United States. She grew up reading the classics and counts Dickens and the Bronte Sisters as her favorite authors. After a career in corporate America spanning public accounting, cash management, and real estate investments, at national and international firms, she chose to become a stay-at-home mom and full time taxi cab driver for her children. She is a Christian and enjoys quilting, cooking, and traveling (road trips included!), as well as reading and writing. Come football season, she can be found most Sunday afternoons enjoying an NFL game.
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Broken Butterfly (A Paradise Novel Book 2)


A Sweet & Clean, Inspirational Romance

Mallory Scott trusts no one. At twenty-two, she's in a battle for her life. Living in a women's shelter after finally escaping an abusive relationship, the only thing Mallory is focused on is staying safe. But when he finds her again, Mallory must flee the shelter in the middle of the night and rely on the kindness of a stranger to help her create a new life for herself in Paradise, Pennsylvania, far away from everything she knows.
Eric Matthews has what every man wants: a successful job and beautiful new girlfriend. Unfortunately, it seems he is living for everyone else but himself. But when chance leads a mysterious woman to appear in his life, his world is suddenly thrown off its axis. Mallory wants nothing to do with him, and he is determined to find out why. Attracted to the one man she thinks she can never have, Mallory battles with her heart's deepest desires. Her barriers slowly break down until jealousy flares--revealing her haunted past. As destiny remains just within reach, only time will tell if a shocking scheme will separate Mallory and Eric forever.
In this compelling inspirational romance, the past intertwines with the present as a woman searches for the truth that will finally set her free.
Cindy Patterson 
 believes in life changing fiction and happily ever afters that start with Jesus. Her passions include Jesus, her husband, and her family. She's an ordinary girl wanting to do extraordinary things for Christ.
A Reader's Favorite, award-winning author, Cindy believes in captivating romance and happy endings. In her stories, she loves to give glimpses of how God can use brokenness and make them whole. Her favorite pastimes are watching her son play baseball and watching her daughter dance. She reads a lot, drinks too much coffee, and wishes she had more time to write. Author of Chasing Paradise and Broken Butterfly, she loves to connect with her readers and you can find her at 
 twitter: @cpattersonbks

Where Shadows Fall: (Rangers of Laerean, #2)

 When the Rangers discover that a deadly and horrific dragon of unspeakable power has been loosed upon their world, they must find a way to destroy the monster before the creature of shadows burns them all into oblivion. Complicating their efforts, the discovery of a secret and hidden dragon cult that worships the monster, and a conspiracy of dark forces from the realm of shadows, threatens to destroy the peace their world has known for centuries and bring war to the people of Hir. 

Struggling to survive the deepest of betrayals, the Rangers face a dark and foreboding time, as the world of Hir changes dramatically around them.


Early in life, Tom Fallwell discovered a love for fantasy and science-fiction, delighting in the wonderful escape into realms undreamed of. Weaned on the greats like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert E. Howard, Roger Zelazny, Robert A. Heinlein, and Michael Moorcock, just to name a few, Tom's imagination was forever inspired by those marvelous tales.
One day, he discovered a simple book of rules called 'Chainmail', by Gary Gygax, and found a new love: the love of creating adventures and stories of his own. 'Chainmail' evolved into 'Dungeons & Dragons', and Tom played consistently with friends as both a player and a dungeon master (DM) for decades. Such activities helped him develop his ability to create worlds and stories for other players to enjoy.

Now retired from his long career as a software developer, Tom writes all the adventures and characters that constantly fill his mind and shares them with the world.

Twitter:@RhemaTom

Friday, September 21, 2018

Interview with Aimée Marie Bejarano



Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in California until I turned 14 then we moved to Texas. I actually don't think it did anything for my writing lol.

When did you first start writing?
I first began my writing journey when I was 16. I was homeschooled at that time, and I was given an assignment. I had to write a one page creative writing story. Well, I have no idea how anyone can write a story, even a short story in one page, so I did what I could. And funny enough, that was to write part of the story and then leave it hanging. When I handed it to my mom to check she flipped over the page, blank lol. "Where's the rest of the story?" I said, "The assignment in my book said one page and to have you check it." "But it's really good!" Then she handed it to my big sister- this would have been the point where I bite my nails down to the nubs lol. The apple certainly doesn't fall far from the tree because she did exactly what my mom just did asking where the rest was. I explained that I did have more to the story but I didn't write it down. They encouraged me and from that day I knew I was supposed to write. And I diligently did. Switched from stories to drama scripts, to stories again lol.

What's the story behind your latest book?
Ah the latest book and the story behind it. It's entitled, "My Name Is Not Saul" and it's part two of the Angelica Series. It is about the Apostle Paul from the book of Acts in the Bible. It's the journey as recorded of Saul of Tarsus, later the Apostle Paul. Of course it's historical fiction but I follow the story line of scripture closely.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Simply put, I was exhausted of wasted hours, days, weeks, months on submission guidelines and outlines to submit to literary agents and publishing houses. I recall spending almost all on one. I was so very proud of it, it was a winner only to send the email and literary- I'm not kidding here- the agent emailed me back in about 60 seconds rejecting it. Well, I knew he didn't read it all considering his hefty guidelines he had on his website. I was done.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has indeed helped with reaching more readers through the Smashwords outlet. I'm thankful for that.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are readers, and they mean the world to me. Even if they get the novel and don't care for the book as much as I'd hoped, I still am blessed. It's like coming home from church and changing out of your church clothes and throwing on comfortable clothes or your pajamas.- Okay, okay, maybe not like that but BETTER!
What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm working on a "how to" book dealing with chronic pain. It's very near and dear to my heart because I suffer from several diseases and ailments and I live every moment of every day in pain.
I'm also working on a new paranormal novel which is based on a vivid dream I had a couple years ago.


5 STARS! "Grace Rodriguez and her four children had the bad luck of moving into the wrong house. THE GATEWAY is a paranormal thriller that grabbed me early on and had me reading with interest late into the night." - Frank Scozzari

Something sinister and reeking of sulfur enters the home of single mother, Grace Rodriguez. It enters through a portal...a gateway. It kidnaps her eldest son taking him into its dimension...gone!

Meanwhile, a popular journalist, Aiden Jenson, is beginning a new assignment, and he will clash worlds with this malevolent creature to get the story.

As Aiden investigates, there's one thing he wasn't expecting being around a family. He's beginning to care for more than just his impending deadline.

When all of Grace's children are stolen, she and Aiden know they have but one chance and one chance only. The only way to save the children or have them forever lost in the creature's dimension, is to enter....the GATEWAY.

It's a nail biting, paranormal, supernatural, horror, and thriller that will send chills up your spine and make the hairs on the back your neck stand up.

Will they make it out alive or will they be lost forever?

(Keep in mind readers that this novel has been redone and in 2nd Edition on November 2017. If you have a kindle that was purchased before this time, you will have an unedited version and must update the book. Thank you!
 
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A Christian YA multi-genre author, Reverend Aimée Marie Bejarano writes inspirational, historical fiction, Messianic, Jewish, paranormal, science fiction, horror, supernatural, and urban fantasy novels. She is the author of the bestselling Kindle novel, "Angelica, You Have Chosen Well," Part One of the Angelica Series & "My Name Is Not Saul" Part Two of the Angelica Series. Her inspiration and passion come from the Lord who uses her love of good books, movies and things of the supernatural and paranormal to show readers what God’s Word (The Bible) says regarding controversial subjects. No matter the genre, each of Aimée's novels proclaim Jesus as the King and Conqueror while spreading the gospel.

This country gal lives in the great state of Texas. A musician, Aimée has worked with the youth for years. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and playing with her four-legged kids, movie fright nights with the family, and caring for her small fowl flock. On cool evenings, she loves taking leisure walks and adores thunderstorms.

Though dealing with chronic pain, from several disabling diseases, Aimée presses on eager to encourage others to fight against their physical limitations. For this talented servant of God, writing is not only a calling, but a means to fly away into the world of her imagination. A talent for writing in the present tense, readers are pulled into the story while it’s happening.


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