The Countess Intrigue BY Wendy May Andrews

Engaged to a rumored murderer – what’s a lady to do?

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During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising situation with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to the man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Her parents refuse to lend credence to the rumors, so she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.

She cannot decide what to make of the handsome earl but after an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth is terrified that history is about to repeat itself. She determines to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.

Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?

Wendy May Andrews is a fellow author friend of mine from Clean Reads. She has been reading whatever she could get her hands on since the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but hasn’t been sharing those stories with anyone but her mother until recently. Wendy lives in Toronto with her own real-life hero. When not writing or reading, they love to travel wherever the mood takes them.

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Brief Excerpt:

The evening had already been harrowing with the abduction of her dearest friend from that very ballroom mere moments earlier, but it already felt like eons. After she had left it in the Duke of Wrentham’s hands there had been nothing she could do to help. She had no desire to stand about wringing her hands so she was making every effort to remain calm, keeping up appearances in order to prevent Rose’s absence from becoming common knowledge, in an effort to preserve her reputation. The last thing Elizabeth needed was to be seen conversing with the controversial earl. But despite every instinct shrieking for her to leave the man’s presence on the instant, she forced herself to meet his eye as she bade him good night.

His handsome face always made her blink. Well defined, with a sharp jaw and angular cheekbones. His skin looked smooth, as though he had just left the ministrations of his valet. His wide set eyes were a unique color, somewhere between blue and green, and leant an air of watchful intelligence to his beauty. She wondered if he found it amusing to be constantly faced with wide-eyed women or if he had become immune to it. Perhaps he took it as his due, Elizabeth thought absently, before she refocused her attention. She ought to be keeping her wits about her. Exhaustion from the evening’s turmoil was dulling her senses.

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Book Blitz: The Promise by C.E. Wilson

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The Promise by C.E. Wilson!

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What does it mean to be a human?

Lily Larkin is about to find out when on what should have been a day of great happiness, she is diagnosed with a rare and unbelievable disease. She is shrinking, possibly without limit.

As her life starts to spin out of control and the world starts to grow around her at an uncontrollable rate she is forced to confront her greatest fear – losing the man whom she loved from the moment she saw him. Can they stay together even though she feels her humanity slipping away? Can she trust him with her secret and, as her disease progresses, her safety and even her life? Can she trust herself?

A bittersweet story of love and loss, The Promise is a YA

Paranormal Fantasy that will have you questioning the meaning of your own humanity and the weighing of trust against love.

What will Lily choose?

What would you choose?

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The Promise by C.E. Wilson

Publication Date: July 15, 2016

Publisher: Live and Love the Fantasy Publications

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C.E. Wilson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grew up in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and has been living in Pittsburgh since 2009. For the first few years living in Pittsburgh, she was an English teacher. Her first book, “Oath of Servitude,” was published in 2012. In 2013, she quit teaching to be a full time author and hasn’t looked back since. She loves spending time with her daughter and husband.

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Sophia Whittemore and DEATH’S FOOL

 Isak was love. Isak was bravery. Isak was death.”

A brand new book, released just yesterday from Clean Reads is about to wow your minds! Check out DEATH’S FOOL – 2nd Book in the Impetus Rising Series by Sophia Whittemore.

Her lover has been cursed. Her mother has been kidnapped. Her best friend’s soul has deaths foolbeen stolen and his body deformed. And Diana is afraid that she too is turning into a bloodthirsty monster, just like her father. Awoken from an enchantment placed on her by her treacherous lover, the half-Impetus god, half mortal Diana is flung into a war between mutant shadows and the Impetus beings. Diana must navigate a world where queens torture their faithful knights, human children play with giants, and magic has darkness within it. Diana knows she has some power within her, some sleeping evil that demands to be set free. But is she truly her father, or is she her own person? Secrets are revealed to her about the cursed Prince Isaakios that she never knew before, secrets like the women he once had in his life, or the havoc he once wreaked upon the Earth. How far will this twisted love go for Diana before she is broken? Or will she break before she even gets the chance to save the world one last time?  It can be purchased on Amazon here.

Sophia Whittemore is a Dartmouth student and multiracial author with an Indonesian mother and a Minnesotan father. She has had book signings at Barnes & Noble for her Impetus Rising Series, available on Amazon and other outlets, the first book published when she was only seventeen. She has been featured as a Standout in the Daily Herald and funnymana Rad Reads author in Girls’ Life Magazine. Her love for the English language manifested itself in eighth grade when she went to the Scripps National Spelling Bee and has continued with other languages such as Spanish and Indonesian. Her prior publications include “A Clock’s Work” in a Handersen Publishing magazine, “Blind Man’s Bluff” in Parallel Ink, and winning multiple awards in the Best Midwestern Writing competition for high school writers. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with her family and food-loving mini schnauzer called Tiger. Drawing on inspiration from her two cultural backgrounds, Sophia lives a life playing tennis, traveling, and writing about her dual life experiences through other characters in her works or on her blog.

Let’s get to know the in’s and out’s of Sophia Whittemore!

Sophia, what inspired you to write this book?  I was inspired by all the Greek and Roman mythology I read back as a shy, short little kid with bad hair, bad eyesight, and extreme shyness. The mythology bit paid off though and my imagination filled in the gaps along the way to create a world of magic, adventure, and intrigue with thunderous gods and complex villains.
How long have you been writing?  Since the womb. It was a little hard since laptops weren’t really a thing then, but I tried my best. On a more serious note, I wrote stories since around third grade and then wrote more serious content starting junior high.
You sound like a dedicated writer! Are you an outliner or pantser?  I pretend to make an outline and then throw it out halfway through the novel. The story just kind of outgrows my original plans for it and I say “oh well”, and go from there.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?  Go outside. I hate nature and people and crowded traffic too, but if I’m stressed, have zero sleep, and too much work on my plate, I tend to go a little crazy. Therefore, I take a breath, read a different book, and then return to my project when I begin to miss it. Writer’s block discarded books kind of act like puppies. If you leave them alone for too long, then your heart breaks a little and you have to return.
What are your hobbies aside from writing?  Reading and professional dreaming. I honestly love to travel, blog, and ramble about my life through social media. I also enjoy taking the occasional artsy photograph, playing video games (and cheating in video games), learning new languages, pretending that I’ve finally taught my dog how to roll over, and lurking on the depths of YouTube.
This is one of my favorite questions; where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?  Spain. I love the language and the culture. And I need to put those language skills into practice by just going out there and breaking out of my shell.
Oh, that sounds wonderful. If I just gave you an island, what would you name it?  Middle sophiaEarth and Legolas. I’m sorry, I’ve been reading an awful lot of Lord of the Rings lately.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten.  Frog legs. I’d say they taste like chicken, but that’s cliché. So they taste like rubbery chicken with salt.
If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would it be?  Prince Isaakios. He’s immortal, a god of comedy, acts like a child at times and then a sappy romantic at others, and he always speaks his mind freely. He also has killer dance moves, unlimited powers, and many, MANY dark secrets that inevitably lead to magical, death-defying adventure quests, so it’s never a dull day with him around. I’m relatively tongue-tied, so if somebody else runs with the conversation, I feel more inclined to speak my mind too.
He does sound pretty awesome! Do you have any advice for other writers?  Never get bored of writing. Writing is basically a career called “professional dreaming with paper and ink”. You create a world inside your head and then write it all down. It really is just a treat. Also, if you want to be published, then do your research on it. A quick Google search can give you a world of resources. Start with wonderful blogs like this one.
Can you share an excerpt of your book with us?

            Suddenly, a scream sounded through the luxurious halls. A candle tipped over and a fire started on one of the curtains. The ice sculpture began to tip, its base melting from the flames. Pride put out the fire with his strong hands, yanking the curtain down and dousing it in buckets of water with the help of some humans. I looked to see who could have ruined this moment and felt the ground quake. The doors slammed open, causing the floor to tremble beneath us. I nearly lost my footing. The dress disappeared and I was back in sensible training clothing and gear. It had all been an enchantment, a beautiful dream for as long as it lasted.

            And now, back to the present, I saw a darkened figure coming toward us. The candles blazed higher upon the figure’s approach. Face hidden beneath a tattered hood, his eyes gleamed, murky brown, his skin, once bronzed, was now a dull, ashier gray. I peered closely at the boy’s black hair and saw Basel’s face hidden beneath it, stubble dotting worn, drawn features. He staggered against a table with party favors. He shoved slices of turkey into his mouth with stubbed, bloody fingernails, eating like a starving animal.

            Appetite filled, he reached for a pitcher of dizzying nectar and drank it by scooping it up with his hands. His eyes were wild, his laser-focus disconcerting, floating everywhere at once. His gaze narrowed when he saw me. “It’s you!” The creature that once was Basel roared, voice nearly hitting the same pitch as an ethereal wail. “I know your face. You’re the one that cursed me to be…to be…”

            He looked down at his body as though seeing it for the very first time. His veins, once swollen with shadow venom, were now empty and a scarily pale blue as the blood had drained haphazardly from them.

“What am I?” he asked, his voice dropping to the same voice of the confused boy who fell out of his treehouse and wanted to cry for his mommy back when we were little children. “Tell me what I am!”

            I moved to go to him, but Isak held out an arm. “Don’t do that.” His gaze was stern, taking in all of Basel’s appearance in the cool, calm way of a medical professional. “I’ve seen this before.”

            “Yes, but what is this?” I looked at Basel, swinging about like a violent animal. “Shouldn’t we go to help him? Perhaps he escaped from my father’s grasp—”

            “No, he didn’t escape. Your father let him go.”

If that doesn’t pull you in, I don’t know what will! Stop by Sophia’s social media to keep up to date with her writing journey!

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Because I Love You by Tori Rigby

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Because I Love You by Tori Rigby

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Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant.

Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby.

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil’s keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she’s forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son’s heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to let go.

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Because I Love You by Tori Rigby
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Blaze Publishing

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What Readers Are Saying:

 

emotional and heartfelt read” – Laura H (The Voluptuous Book Diva)

 

one of the most amazing books I have ever read and a great contemporary read” – KittyKat (Goodreads Reviewer)

 

It’s one of those books where everything worked really well together. The story. The characters. The relationships. And the writing. It was just so beautiful.” – Nicole (Bookish Thoughts)

 

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Jodi squeezed my hand. “Do whatever you think is right. Your gut won’t lie. Mine sure didn’t, and look how you turned out.”

I smiled.

After a few more questions, like did I have any siblings—no—and where did my cousins live—just over the border into New Mexico—the guard announced our fifteen minutes were up. I fought the urge to cling to Jodi’s hand as she stood. I hadn’t spent nearly enough time with her.

“You write me. Let me know how you’re doing, ‘kay?”

I nodded, my mouth drying, and she backed out of the room with a wave. When the door from the visitation area to the cellblock closed, I covered my mouth, my chest hitching. Mom put her arm around my shoulders, and I leaned into her. I’d been so afraid that Jodi would have considered me a burden, that she would’ve hate me for ruining her life, like I originally loathed my baby for messing up mine. But that was so far from the reason she’d placed me for adoption.

“She had loved me, Mom,” I said, my voice shaking.

 

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Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay at home mom, Tori Rigby grew up with her nose in a book and her fingers on piano keys, always awaiting the day she’d take her own adventure. Now, she goes on multiple journeys through her contemporary and historical romances. She longs to live in the Scottish Highlands, and her favorite place in history is Medieval England—she’d even give up her Internet and running water to go back in time! Tori also writes high-concept genre fiction as Vicki Leigh, and when she isn’t writing, she’s kicking butt in krav maga or attending classes to learn how to catch bad guys.

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Check Out High Summons

Good afternoon everyone! Today I have a very special book to present to the world. High Summons is an amazing first book in the series Warlock of Rochester published by Clean Reads!

Jon Blythe is sick of waiting for his Yoda. After years of hiding his magic, he’s ready to retire from his mortal life, drop out of college, and jump into the world of demon hunters. He just didn’t really expect a bleach blond bookstore clerk with light up toys for weapons. Unfortunately, Jordan is Jon’s only hope. When rogue magic users come tocleanreads.png Rochester with a malicious plan, the odd couple strikes out to save the day. Jordan might not be what Jon expected, but between demons and Econ homework, the demons win every time. Wild nights drag Jon further from normal into the world where his father vanished. Maybe he’s becoming an addict. Maybe magic just comes with a price. Either way, he’s hooked.

If that doesn’t get you interested, I don’t know what will!  Eli Celata was born in Rochester and is currently attending Binghamton University as a doctoral student. Follow Eli on Goodreads, Twitter, and WordPress.

You can now purchase this book on the links listed below:

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Gun Shots or Fireworks 

Life isn’t what it used to be. It’s so sad that everyone has to live in fear of dying. There have been so many shootings all over the world, with no rhyme or reason. It’s a depressing world and while some live carefree and happy, others are living day to day with panic sitting in their veins. They mull over each shooting in their head and can’t escape the horror of today’s society. People are afraid to leave their homes, their families; they’re afraid to live. It’s sick. 

One simply fireworks show make people panic. 

I was in the movie theater tonight and thought it might be my time to go. There were small pops outside our theatre room and they steadily got faster and louder, but kept a steady rhythm. Everyone in the audience started whispering and looking around, completely ignoring the movie we all paid for. That’s when I started getting nervous. I started planning in my head on what I would do if there really was a shooter in another room. 

When the pops sounded at rapid speed, people shot from their seats, screaming and running toward the exits. 

I kept asking my husband, What’s going on? What’s going on? The only reason I didn’t fall apart and start running was because of my husband. He stayed calm and collected. He had his own plan. I trusted him and didn’t want to leave his side. 

The moment someone opened the emergency door to the outside they saw the fireworks. The terror died down. People returned to their seats. They thanked the person sitting next to them. They might have even thanked God or whoever they may believe in. 

This all happened within 3 mins, but it was the longest most terrifying 3 mins of my life. 

I’m disappointed in the world and don’t want to live in fear anymore. We all need to change. We need to make this country safer, more accepting, and less terrifying. I’d like to one day go back to the movies and not fear that the person in the row behind me is unstable and is ready to end lives. That’s not how anyone should live. 

The Importance of Social Media  

Authors, whether they are published through a larger publishing house, small press, or self published, need to know how important it is to be on social media. It’s 2016 and everyone from the age of 8 to 95 are on some form of social media. 

Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are a few essential accounts an author will need. Your fans will want to know how to find you and your books. They want to be able to track your success and feel like they’re your best friend. 

This generation is online and ready to connect to their heart’s desire. Should one have a craving for a specific book by a certain author but can’t remember the name, the first thing that fan will do is research it online. If they know the author’s name, and if that author has diligently set up various social media networks, then it’s a piece of cake for that fan. They want easy. That want to be connected. 

Back when publishing houses provided most of the marketing and didn’t require the authors to have social media, there weren’t as many books getting published. Now, every writer, friend, neighbor, and cousin can go on Amazon and publish their own works, but it’s the self-published authors that go the extra step and create a brand for themselves and market their books, that really succeed. 

I have ten social media accounts. Ten!! My social media accounts are all linked under my full author name, Dana Louise Provo. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Tumbler, Wattpad, Google, and WordPress. And yes, I use all of my accounts.

Being an author doesn’t just mean writing books. No, being an author means building your brand and marketing yourself. The biggest part of publishing is social media. Yes, you’re actually publishing a book and that’s huge, but it won’t sell until you market yourself. 

So, if you are an author with no social network accounts and you want to be the next bestseller, you’re going to start working extremely hard to market yourself and your book. Get a few sites, gain your followers and start selling your brand. It will help you in the long run. 

You can find all the links to my accounts on the About page or do a google search for my full name. I wish every author out there the best of luck in your publishing endeavors. 

Secrets with A.B. Penner

A.B. Penner is writer, dreamer, and lover of all music and nature. She currently resides in abpennerCanada with her husband, and two spirited daughters. Prior to fulfilling the role of a domestic goddess, she worked in the mental health field. She can always be found reading or writing, finding enjoyment in her passion for running and yoga, and spending time with her family.

I’m so happy to have been given the chance to interview A.B. Penner! She is charming with a unique voice and a creative imagination. I’m honored to have her as a friend!

A. B., can you tell us about your upcoming book? Rising from Ashes is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance.

Charlie Ray hasn’t always had an easy life. Born to a mother of addiction and abandoned by her father, Charlie continuously faces a life of self-preservation amidst the physical and emotional abuse she endures daily.

 When Emerson Knight, a boy determined to protect her, enters her life, her whole world shifts for the better. Charlie struggles to ignore her growing feelings for Emerson, who has become a constant in her life, eventually giving in to a love she has always wished for. But all good things must come to an end, and when Charlie is presented with a life-altering decision, she pushes Emerson away, toward a future without her.

Certain she would never see him again, fate intervenes, crossing their paths six years later. Thrown into a whirlwind of second chances and self-reflection, Charlie fights to let go of her past, heal old wounds, and finally grow into a promising future with the man she’s always loved, who has no intention of leaving her behind this time.

That sounds like it’s going to be a great book! What inspired you to write your first book?  About 3-4 years ago I read a book that I was rather unimpressed with, and quite shocked that the author landed a publishing contract. This is huge considering I’m a fairly easy going person, and read for enjoyment. So, to have read a novel that elicited such feelings came as a surprise to me. Nonetheless, I did what anyone else would do after reading a poorly written book(In my eyes anyways)- I called up my best friend and told her that I bet I could write a book better and land a publishing contract, because “if this author can do it, than so can I.”

Wow! Looks like you set your mind to something and you did it! How do you find or make time to write?  This is definitely tricky, I think for any writer. For myself, I get up as early as 5am every morning in order to squeeze in quality writing time before the rest of the household wakes up. While the early mornings can be tough, it is the only time of day where I experience little to no interruptions. I also find that I am more refreshed in the early morning hours than late at night after I’ve put the children to bed, therefore, the ideas and creative juices flow freely.

Tell me, are you an outliner or pantser?  I’m definitely more of a pantser. When I wrote Rising from Ashes, I knew where I wanted the story to go, but allowed the characters to pull me through it from one scene to the next. If I do any outlining, it is to write down major plot points, but what happens in-between those major events is entirely up to the characters.

Total opposite from me, but everyone is different. How long on average does it take you to write a book?  Great question, and truthfully, I’m not sure how long it takes me on average to write a book. From start to finish, it probably took me about 9-10 months to write Rising from Ashes, with majority of the content written in the last two months. As for my romance-suspense novel that I’m currently rewriting now, I started that 3 years ago. I find I work better with a deadline. Once I had a deadline set for Rising from Ashes, I hunkered down and committed to writing every single day, no matter what the word count was at the end of the day. I have just recently set a deadline for my rewrite, because without it, I fear this poor novel will never receive the ending it deserves.

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?  Oh, we’ve all been here haven’t we? It’s terrible when you sit at the computer or notebook and stare at a blank page for hours waiting for inspiration to come hit you with the “stick of incredible idea’s.”  I find that going for a run or bike ride helps to clear my head and work through plot holes. Some of my best idea’s have come to me whilst in the shower, and listening to music is such a great inspirational support for me, I’m not sure I could write without it. I know most writer’s aren’t too happy when people give the advice of taking a step back from your work to give your mind a break, and then come back to it later, but the truth is, it works. If you’re frustrated and struggling, go do something else. Occupy your brain with something else, and I bet those idea’s, or the solution to that plot hole will come to you when you aren’t thinking about it constantly.

I’ll have to keep that in mind. writer’s block is a terrible thing to have when you really want to write. What are some of your hobbies?  I have too many! haha. I love to run, but recently that has been replaced with Yoga, and Pilates. I love to bike, and hike and in general, just spend as much time in nature outdoors. I love to scrapbook(Yes, I will finish my youngest daughter’s baby book…one day…), and bake and decorate cakes. I enjoy gardening, despite my tendencies to kill the plants I love most, and reading and writing. Dancing is something else I enjoy, as well as knitting, and making my own homemade lotions.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?  I would love to visit Machu Piccu in Peru, and visit Wales, Norway, Denmark, and almost every tropical country that is home to beautiful beaches surrounded by the expanse of the ocean.

Tea or coffee?  Both. Some mornings require copious amounts of coffee to be consumed, but tea is always on hand, especially Earl grey.

You were just given an Island. What would you name it? And who would live there withIsland you?  Oh, I am not good with naming anything, let alone islands, but if I had to name an island, it would be Happy Island. Rather simple, right? Well, the way I see it, is life it too short to be unhappy, and that feeling of being content and loved and grateful is wonderful. So, why not have an island that made you feel all of the happiness it had to offer. On such an island, I would want to share it with my family and friends.

How about the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Ooo. Um… I don’t think I’ve eaten anything too crazy. I’ve eaten octopus, escargot, and liver to name a few off the top of my head. When presented with the opportunity to try snake, frog’s legs, and crocodile, I passed.

Are you a morning or night person?  Morning, despite it taking a little while for me to come around and fully wake up.

Important question! Do you have any pets?  I do. I have a 7 year old English Bulldog named Tucker.

Oh, I love English bulldogs! If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would it be?  All of them? Haha. Seriously, to pick one is tough. I like to think that I’m creating wonderful book boyfriends, and strong female leads that hopefully readers will fall in love with. But, if I have to choose one from Rising from Ashes, I would probably be Emerson. He has the ability to call Charlie out on her crap, love fiercely, and fight for what he wants. He pushes Charlie, and yet he is patient and understanding. He is her constant in life, and I think anyone, for the most part, anyone would love to have someone like him in their life.

Do you have any advice for other writers?  Write. Do not give up. Write for yourself and not for others. Be open to constructive criticism, and don’t allow yourself to become consumed by the negativity of others who give you nothing but negative absolutes. You deserve just as much space in the creative world as the next person, so use your talent and enjoy it.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?  I am currently working on my rewrite of my romance-suspense novel that I started 3 years ago. It follows the lives of Aria, an art graduate who has moved across the country to escape a past that haunts her daily, and Jake, the resident Search and Rescue Technician who is battling with demons of his own. The two of them find themselves caught in a whirlwind of intense love, and passion, but when their future becomes threatened by the events Aria wishes she could forget, she realizes there is no escape, and sometimes facing your worst nightmare is the only way to find peace and move on.

That sounds awesome! If you are interested in following A.B. Penner and keeping tabs on what she’s doing with her writing career, please follow her below:

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Thank you so much, A.B. Penner for talking tropical islands, writer’s block, and the weirdest things you’ve eaten. It was a pleasure getting to see what goes on inside your head!

Bleeding Hearts Release Party

It’s time to party!! party

Join me for my virtual release party on Saturday, August 27th from 10:00am to 4:00pm EST. It’s all online so you don’t even have to leave your home. The event is on Facebook and I have a bunch of authors lined up to talk about their own books and give away free stuff.

I will be sharing excerpts of Bleeding Hearts and giving away one, maybe two free EBooks during my party. There will also be a gift basket up for grabs as well as some games and interactive stories.

If you want to know more about me, my book, or my publisher, Clean Reads, don’t hesitate to ask!

Click here to RSVP to the party. See everyone there!

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Cover Reveal- THE ELECT

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Laura is the talented author of The Elect, a young adult, science fiction novel, published by Clean Reads. Laura Wadsworth Carter is a native of Oxford, Alabama, and is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2008 and a Master of Education in 2009. When not teaching American history to teenagers, hunting for caffeine, or writing fiction, she spends her time with her musical husband, their hilarious toddler whose energy knows no bounds, and two ridiculous dogs. Together, they live in Huntsville, Alabama.

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For the past thirteen years, the Foundation has ruled Belstrana with an iron fist and has protected its reign with an army of meticulously programmed child soldiers. As one of those soldiers, seventeen-year- old August has done terrible things to innumerable people, though he wasn’t aware of it at the time.  
But when one small accident leads to a major awakening for August and three other Young Ones, submission is the last thing on their agenda, and they soon find themselves at the front of a growing rebellion. Embroiled in a fight they have little chance of winning, they soon realize that deception hides behind the most unlikely faces and desperation leads to unthinkable acts. But all they need is a crack, and the Foundation will crumble.

The Elect is scheduled for release on July 14th! You can find Laura on Twitter and her Website.