Friday, September 28, 2012


It is NOT the BIG things in life that make you or break you, it is the little things that happen everyday, the negative remark, evil eyes, or the bad attitudes we encounter that chip away at our very core, until we either STAY and SNAP or LEAVE and BE EMPOWERED.  The only other option I see is to STAY and MAKE GOOD CHOICES, educated choices. There are 2 sides to the term I.E.P.

1. Individualized Education Plan
2. Informed Effective Parenting 

I am just pondering on this subject, and threw it out there. Because it is true Children Learn What They Live. I grew up in negativity but I choose to be positive.

Any other options, thoughts, or comments out there? 

I miss you guys I will be back soon... Muah

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cover Reveal and Author Chat with Deena Remiel

Welcome to I Love My Authors
I am ecstatic to have Deena Remiel on the blog today! Welcome to I Love My Authors Deena! I have been a Street Team Member for quite a while now, it never ceases to amaze me just how many stories authors write. Deena is an Amazing Author... and one I adore. I am so pleased to share the Cover Reveal today of  Devil Du Jour (The Book Waitress Series #2)



My name is Deena Remiel, and I am an author of paranormal romance, urban an dark fantasy, and poetry. I also teach language arts to middle schoolers. Curiously, I find myself writing all sorts of correspondence for my family and friends, but they are everything to me, and frequently serve as fodder for elements of my novels, poems, and posts. They take it all in stride, though, and with good humor. So, it's really a perfect give and take relationship! I belong to RWA national and the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA, where there are outstanding people writing fabulous stories.

I grew up in Philadelphia, home of the most amazing cheese steaks, soft pretzels, oh and the Liberty Bell. It was incredible to be living there during its Bicentennial celebration. My husband and I began our own family in New Jersey, and just a few short years ago, Arizona called to my spirit and tempted my husband with much better weather! We moved our family, and the rest is history, or the present, as the case may be!

These are a few of my favorite things: writing and reading of course, chocolate, music with lyrics or melodies that speak to me, soaking baths, singing in the shower, dancing with my buds, romantic dancing with my hubbie, scrapbooking, watching my girls enjoy what they love to do, and laughing at jokes. Visit my website for the latest news and available books:

Feel free to contact me:

Now for the Interview!!

When did you start writing? 
I started writing actually in grade school. But I seriously began writing a few years ago. Just before leaving New Jersey, I was writing a lot of poetry and considering writing for greeting cards. One of my poems went far, but was cut at the last level. Then we moved to Arizona, and my writing really took off.

What inspired you to do it?
I always loved reading poetry, played piano, and wound up writing songs that expressed what a terribly shy girl couldn’t say out loud. Then, when I moved to Arizona, I knew no one, so escaped to my library and the shelves of romantic fiction. Then, while looking at the beautiful vistas around my house, a story sprung to mind and that was that.

What projects have you done?
I've created the paranormal world of The Brethren. Two full-length novels and a novella are published, and a third full-length novel is soon to release. I also created another world, an urban fantasy world of The Book Waitress. The first book in that series has just released.

Any new projects coming up? 
The Book Waitress is a 13-part series, similar to a TV show season, if you will. The series is already mapped out, and the second book is close to being finished. Every three novellas will be released as a full-length serialized novel. I’m really excited about this. There’s something for everyone! For those who love short pieces, they can get the novellas separately. For those who like to sink their teeth into longer pieces, they’ll have the novels.

Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency?
 I am not represented by an agent right now.

Any favorite bands?
Do you use music to inspire you as you write? I adore way too many bands to list here, but if you can say classic rock, my favorites are there. In particular, I love train, too. As for inspirational music, I don’t use music to inspire. I match it up to my stories afterward. You see, music is so engrained in me, it’s impossible to write with songs as a backdrop. No joke, I wake up every morning with some song running through my head. To write with songs playing would be way too distracting. I’ve had some success with instrumental rock, though. As long as the music is unfamiliar, it’s okay.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field? 
First, read! Then, write, and don’t stop. When you start a project, finish it. Don’t leave projects hanging. You must know that you can finish a project of any magnitude. Get an editor! Persevere, and grow thick skin. You will get many rejections, so rejoice in them and learn what you can. Remember to enjoy the experience. Writing should be a passion. Make sure to keep it that way.

Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better?
There’s not much they don’t already know, ha ha. I’ve pretty much put myself out there for a couple of years now on my website. I’d like to thank my stalwart fans who have seen be emerge and blossom. They are my rocks and my army against self-doubt.

Do you find it hard to share your work with others?
Not really. What I feel is excited about sharing it with others. I love to see people laugh, gasp, and swoon over my writing.

Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had? 
Well, you saw above about my poetry and how that evolved. What I write now was actually borne out of a challenge to myself. I’d written sample pieces for my students as a model of good writing. One day, a story percolated in my head that challenged me. Could I actually write enough for a novel? Heck yeah! Six months after beginning Trinity, it was done. Six months after that, Relic was finished, and both were contracted with Decadent Publishing.

Nothing worth everything comes without a price ~ The Book Waitress Series

The Book Waitress

Camille Dutton learned early in life Satan was not to be trifled with. Escaping his evil clutches as a child, he's come back with a vengeance for her now.

Derek Galloway's inquisitive nature has led him to be an award-winning investigative reporter and straight into the path of pure evil.

When a child vanishes from a sleepy island town, Camille, its subdued librarian, becomes embroiled in Derek's investigation. A satanic cult has plans for the child, while Satan has plans for Camille and the rest of the world. Amidst evil of the most supernatural and human kind, Derek and Camille find a shred of light and goodness in the form of their budding relationship.

First in the Book Waitress Series, the portal between Hell and Earth will be torn asunder, and it will take everything Camille and Derek have and then some to close it. Satan won't go down easy, but nothing worth everything comes without a price.
Amazon ~

More Urban
Fantasy/Paranormal Romance from Deena Remiel!

Angels really do exist on earth... Evil better start running!  ~ The Brethren Series

***TRINITY, A Brethren Novel --
Hot angels, wicked demons, and romance to heat up your nights!
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***RELIC, A Brethren Novel --
More hot angels and evil abounds! Three souls bound by a timeless gift and a
love that is eternal.
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***Brethren Beginnings Vol 1 --
Enigmatic angels manifested on Earth. Compelling stories of human salvation and
triumph over evil!
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*** Ghost of a Chance -- A 1Night Stand
paranormal short story of two souls ghosting through life and finding a lasting
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Deena Remiel
May 31st, 2013 - Arizona's 3rd Annual Romance Reader Event!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Spread The Love: FREE "Charmeine" First Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series"

Welcome Everybody!
Giveaway to Celebrate "Mactus" Second Novel In "The Light-Bearer Series" being published!
 September 22 ~ 23, 2012

Check out the last post from Emily's Blog!

Charmeine" the First Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series"

Can romance develop between a Heavenly Light-Bearer and a Hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter? 

Tabbruis is an extremely attractive Blood-Hunter. Over millennia Tabbruis has wandered the Earth alone aimlessly living through many historical events. 

Charmeine just came to the Earth in 1997, unable to remember anything. 

When Tabbruis meets Charmeine the attraction is immediate, romantic and passionate. They are polar opposites and clash together in a dramatic way.

Charmeine’s power as a Light-Bearer, one who throws lightning, is triggered when she meets Tabbruis, and it grows exponentially!

Will Charmeine and Tabbruis fulfill their destinies? Will they realize their importance in both the Blood-Hunter and Light-Bearer world? 

“Charmeine” is an action-packed emotional roller-coaster book of passion and fury!

My Review:

Charmeine (The Light-Bearer, #1)Charmeine by Emily Guido

My rating: 5 of 5 Hearts

OMGosh I am loving this first installment immensely! Emily has created a world of LOVE going so deep, the hardcore romantic within me can totally feel the characters emotions.Thank you Emily Guido for following your heart and writing his beautiful story and for allowing me the privilege to Read~N~Review it.

This book spans from Heaven to Romania, it is filled with emotions that will make you laugh, cry, and feel all of it right along with the characters. I was so upset at one point I wanted to throw my phone across the room saying, "OH NO, she did NOT just do that."
The characters and their backgrounds are amazingly portrayed in this uniquely refreshing story.

The world created is original, breathtaking and consistent. Imagine yourself on a secluded beach on the Black Sea with your soul mate, or being in the middle of a battle between good and evil. It is chock full of tasteful romance and tenderness.

I recommend this read to anyone who wants a truly amazing read.

LOVE is deep and if you believe with all your heart, mind, body, and spirit anything is possible. I want my own Tabbruis!!

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews

To keep up with the series check out her Website!!
Where to Find The Light Bearer Series:
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Kristina's Books & More: Review: Her Demonic Angel by Felicity Heaton!

Kristina's Books & More: Review: Her Demonic Angel by Felicity Heaton!: Synopsis: A demonic angel with a heart of ice, Veiron walks a dark path with vengeance on his mind. Nothing will sway him from his missi...

Book Lovin' Mamas: Claudy Conn's Legend Series Blog Tour and Giveaway...

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Author Spotlight and Chat: Jenna Kay and Silver Mortal Book #1 of The Gracen Chronicles

It is my pleasure to bring one of today's Hottest New Authors ~ Jenna Kay ~ on the Blog Today..  Welcome to I Love My Authors Jenna, so glad you are here to chat with us and tell us about your upcoming release on 
September 21, 2012.

Jenna Kay has always had a vivid imagination.  At the age of thirty she decided it was time to put her imagination to work.

Growing up with three older brothers made her strong and one tough cookie.  She was blessed with two loving parents, both that encouraged her to follow her dreams and always made sure that she was in Church.  Her mama is her biggest fan.  She graduated from high school in Georgia, where she played varsity basketball. Later, she obtained a cosmetology license from the State of Georgia and practiced cosmetology for 8 years before becoming a full time mother and author.  Her works include Mark of the Seer, Broken (The Seer Society Series), Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles), and Beyond the Never Anthology.

Jenna currently resides in North Georgia where, when not writing, she spends  time with her three young children and her loving husband.

****** Silver Mortal ******
(The Gracen Chronicles #1)

Blurb ~ There is a world invisible to Untouched eyes, where demons rule the shadows and prey on the innocents. Gracen Potts lives in this world. Her job is to serve and protect those who are oblivious to the monsters hiding from the light.

As a Silver Mortal Gracen has the power to send these demons back to Hell. With the Silver Eagle's blood running through her veins she feels like nothing can take her down. That is, until she meets a group of Night Vipers who have escaped the Viper clan.

Can Gracen keep doing her job of demon slaying and protect the rebel Vipers? 

Now for the Interview

When did you start writing?  
I started writing April of 2009.  At that time I didn't know exactly what to write, I just knew I had to write.

What inspired you to do it?
Well, I'm a wife and a stay at home mom of three.  I had been feeling like I was supposed to be doing something else in life, something more.  I prayed for a full year that God would show me what that something was.  In between all of this my father passed away of lung cancer (January 2009).  Three months after his death God answered my prayers...I was supposed to write.  And so now that's what I do!

What projects have you done?
I have a few projects.  Here there are:  Seer Society Series (Mark of the Seer, Broken) which is published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, Beyond the Never Anthology (along with Madison Daniel, Alexia Purdy, Kyani Swanigan, and Linna Drehmel) which is also published through CHBB.  And Most recently, The Gracen Chronicles (Silver Mortal), which I'm self-publishing.  I also have a stand alone novel in my's about a certain ghost named Daniel (read BTN and you'll understand) ;)

Any new projects coming up?
 Right now I'm preparing for Silver Mortal's launch, which is 9/21/12.  I'm currently working on book two in the series, which is titled Night Viper.

Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency?
Currently I'm both.  The Gracen Chronicles is my self-published series, and the Seer Society Series is through CHBB.  Broken is coming out 11/23/12.

Any favorite bands?
Do you use music to inspire you as you write?  Music is a big part of my writing.  Without it I don't know how I could get fight scenes out of my brain.  Also if I was to list every song, every band that has inspired me it would take pages and pages to get them all down.  So I'll just post the songs that inspired The Gracen Chronicles:  Touched and Flames by Vast, Courtesy Call by Thousand Foot Krutch, Big Bad Wolf by Disciple, I'm Alive by Shinedown, Castle of Glass, Victimized, and Roads Untravelled by Linkin Park, What The Hell and I'm With You by Avril Lavigne, Prey and Sword by Ashes Divide...I'll stop there! lol

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?  
To not get down, to not give up.  Write write write!

Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better?
I'm a loving wife, a dedicated mom, lousy cook, even lousier at house cleaning, and most of the time I'm a scatterbrained mess.  I love God, my family, my friends, and my favorite pastime is reading. :)

Do you find it hard to share your work with others?  I used to.  When I first started out I was afraid of what people would say.  Would they like it?  Would they hate it?
After awhile you get used to the criticism from those who totally crap on your work.  That's when you learn to focus more on the people who LOVE your work.  I mean let's can't please everyone, and the people who say you can are totally lying.

Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had?
My writing comes from my heart, and my imagination is huge.  I've always liked the paranormal so that's what I write.  And even though I'm 33 I still feel 17.

Pages to stalk me!!





Thank you so much for taking the time out of your demanding schedule to chat with us today. It always a pleasure to bring exciting new reads to my readers.When Jenna Kay's Silver Mortal is released I will post the link as soon as  I can.  

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Claudy Conn's Legend Series Blog Tour and Giveaway


I am so excited to have Claudy Conn on the blog again, she is one of the friendliest, giving, and caring people I know. I absolutely LOVE her writing style! I am SOOO loving this series... Claudy's writings inspire me to write.

Spellbound (Legend #1)

One was from another world and the other from another time…

In a failed attempt to turn him into an ageless lover, the evil, not-quite-a-vampire Lamia DuLaine poisoned hunky Druid high priest Julian Talbot on his wedding day. The Seelie Fae transported Julian to their realm for treatment and captured DuLaine, but not before she brutally murdered his new wife, Maxine.

He was making no attempt to hide the fact that he was studying Max in a thoroughly sexual fashion. He seemed to take it as his right. His bright eyes lit upon her full breasts, and he bit the corner of his bottom lip.
Maxie felt his eyes peel away her black sweater, and she felt a wave of heat as she realized her nipples were reacting very perkily to his gaze. She felt herself burn right up into her cheeks, but she still couldn’t speak. She also couldn’t stop doing the very same look over, taking in every incredible inch of him.
His dark blond hair was thick and shiny as it fell about his handsomely chiseled face and rested on his broad, tanned shoulders. Around his neck was a gold torque. Around his naked arm was a wide gold band, as well as a tattooed braid of Celtic knots and runes. His eyes, which at first she thought were a blast of colors, seemed to meld into silver. His smile tickled a response from her, made her want to reach out and touch his sensuous lips, as his mouth captivated her with its winsome curve.
His accent was Old World enchanting and sexy beyond belief. Maxie admitted silently to herself that when her eyes took in his firm, naked mid-section she wanted to devour him. Her eyes continued the journey and found his trim waist—and discovered that his dark brown leather pants held a bulge that would boggle any woman’s mind. Speak? Impossible! Breathe, she told herself—she had to keep on breathing or she would definitely pass out.
The prince was grinning, and Maxie could see that he was pleased with her reaction to him. He came closer, and his dangerously sensual accent tickled her senses into high gear. “Ah, you do have her look, but you are not very much like her. Your name is the same, but I think I will call you Lia.”
“Why?” Maxie squeaked.
“Lia Fail is our Sacred Stone of Destiny. Destiny is what brought us together.” He moved, and in one fluid maneuver had Max tightly in his arms. “You … like she … are able to see through my Fae cloaking. You have her gifts, but yours are somehow different.”
“Yes … different.” She sounded a fool even to herself. What would he think? Max was totally enthralled. She contemplated this, as she didn’t enthrall easily. Already twenty-one, and never before had she been enthralled!
“And you are not given …” he said into her ear. She had a weak moment when she wanted him to do much more than whisper there.
“No, nope—not given.” Her voice was hoarse as she idiotically shook her head.
“You have not yet been properly tasted and satisfied, but, my beauty … I mean to correct the situation.” He bent his head as he gently molded her body to his. His mouth sweetly covered her full lips, and his tongue invited hers to a spellbinding waltz.
He was sending sparks through her body, and she suddenly knew what it meant when they wrote about burning blood—oh yeah, burning all right.
He raised his head, and she had a job looking up that high. He had to be well over six feet tall, and Max was not much more than five foot four.
“I had to see you for myself,” the prince said quietly. “Our time is now,” he added with more feeling, and then he took her hand to lead her to the sofa.
“Yes—our time.” Oh, I’m good, really good at spontaneous conversation.

Inspired by John Talbot's character

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages. 

My Thoughts
I was given an e-copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Claudy for bringing this amazing world to life. You truly are an inspiration to me.

OMG!!! I Love this Claudy's writing style, as I was reading this story I was blown away by one of the characters within; John Talbot. After coming out of a 200 year coma to a world so different than the one he remembers. He had to be trained and taught about the world as it is now. All he can feel is numb as the memories of the past haunt him... numbness turn to guilt and pain; turns to anger; turns to revenge. Powerful emotions, especially when it comes to the loss of a loved one and the realization that they are forever gone. WOW!

This story grabbed me at page one, and was so hard to put down as real life brought me back to the land of the present. .multilayered and brilliant. OMG BreslynA I want one. LOL 

The characters are so vivid and their backgrounds are poetic in their descriptions, at times, I had to stop and dry the tears that were falling as I experienced them.

Maxie a young girl just coming into her own as she discovers who she really is and what it is she is called to do, can she deal with all these changes and having two HAWT DAYUM SEXY HUNKS in her life.... Oh My .. What is a girl to do? I'll never tell.

Then there is the character that I LOVE TO HATE, she is pure evil and has intentions to reek havoc on all that get in her way by whatever means she deems appropriate. 

This is an 18+ Read and absolutely enthralling.... It is always FREE on Smashwords, B&N, and Amazon, so treat yourself to a very steamy, passionate and intriguing read....

5 out of 5 Hearts 
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews

Book 0 ~

Aaibhe-Shee Queen (Legend 0)
Book .5 ~

Prince in the Mist (Legend .5)
Book .75 ~

Prince, Prelude-Legend (Legend .75)
Book 1 ~

Spellbound (Legend #1)
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Shee Willow (Legend #2)
Book 3 ~

Trapped (Legend #3)
Book 4 ~

Free Falling (Legend #4)
Book 5 ~

Catch & Hold (Legend #5)

Claudy Conn's Legend Kindle Store

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly September 15, 2012 Releases..

Introducing 4 New Publications from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing!!!

A Portion of this weekends sales will go to  ~ A Shelter for Human and Animal Victims of Domestic Violence.
The Kindle Versions of Undefeated and Killer have not been updated on Amazon yet. 
=( Will update when I get them.. Have a Great Weekend!

Our New Books 
Killer by Nathan Squiers
A look into the mind of a pure-born sang who's succumbed to the ultimate taboo of his people and begun to murder other vampires to drink their blood. The piece is written as an internal narration through the POV of the character as he contemplates/justifies his actions as he walks the streets to the night club he owns/operates. The trip, however, turns from a cocky romp to an all-out panic when the protagonist discovers he's being pursued. Before getting inside the club, Xander and Marcus (recognizable by their descriptions and "chemistry" with one another) catch up to him and, ultimately, exact justice.


Acidalia - Khelsey Jackson

When Acidalia knows her end is near, she is forced to say goodbye to her life as well as Sean and Ian Hunter. Her final wish is they be there for one another after she is gone.


Undefeated - Armada West

Julian Moore is the Cinderella man of the modern era. An undefeated boxer from Scotland, a true story of rags to riches for a man who would sacrifice anything to care for his younger sister. His fights have brought him a long way from home. He's found himself in Boston with the hopes of catapulting himself into the international spotlight - except he hadn't expected to meet someone like Rhiannon. He may end up losing it all before he's even begun, or will he go on undefeated?


The Fighter Prequel to Scarlet Night by Megan J. Parker with Nathan Squiers

Zane's life is in the dumps…

And, lately, subjecting his body to anything that might help him forget has become all he knows.

As the realization that he has no purpose and nothing left to strive for, he's forced to admit what he's tried so hard to forget:

Gregori is dead.

With the ghost of what he was looming over what he's become and his promiscuous and self-destructive life spiraling out of control, the monster beneath his skin urges him to destroy.

With an urge to destroy pulling him ever-closer to the edge of chaos, what future exists for this once-proud fighter
For more information on our books please visit our Website.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Phoenix Burning: Maggie Henning and The Realm (Book #2)

Coming September 23, 2012
I so can not wait! This series will not disappoint.

Maggie Henning has learned what she really is- the last of an ancient race of Phoenix. She knows who her enemy is- Ossa, the leader of the Revenant Army. And as she had thought the toughest battle fought, she only now is learning the road ahead is harder still.

In the hopes of returning one of the Realm Princes, Maggie must barter with the Angels for his release, but the path to such a discussion is not an easy one.

Traveling with one prince to save the other, Maggie soon learns that there is no black and white in The Realm, that the lines between good and evil, love and hate, are at best, blurry.

She will learn a truth from the past, and see an option for a different future. Maggie must decided what path it is she will take.

With power over fire, Maggie must chose. Do you set aside the plans

Happy Release: Magia Rising by Monique O'Connor James

Just Released: Magia Rising 
by Monique O'Connor James

New Orleans is teeming with warring witch clans. Their world goes unnoticed by
the people of the city, unseen by the masses. Nixon was one of those people, oblivious to the battles brewing around him. That is, until his eighteenth birthday.

Abandoned and on his own after the deaths of his parents... he'd grown used to being alone. Now he's discovering strange powers, learning secrets about his ancestors, and falling for the wrong girl - or is she the right one? In this new world he can trust no one...even the dead tell lies. Friends are enemies, and enemies hide the truth. Who can he trust? What's real and what's illusion?

Where to Find Monique:

Twitter:               @mjames13
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All books available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012





When Norse god Týr suspects his friend Thor is cheating in the phenomenal board game ‘Campaign of the Gods’ he takes matters into his own hands and searches out the only being in Asgard who can help solve his problem. But things are not what they seem… And once the forces of Hel are unleashed, only legendary Viking berserker Ivar Ragnarsson and his men can possibly save the day. They just have to work out when in history they are first - and why are the local townspeople so strange?

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Author Spotlight and Chat with Carly Anne Wallace

****Welcome to I Love My Authors****

I am so excited to have one of my Favorite People in the World here today.. Carly Anne Wallace.... Friend/Author/Reviewer/Promoter/ Supporter of the Arts! 

Welcome to I Love My Authors Carly! Squee! I am so excited for you and Happy Dancing on the sidelines watching your life's dreams coming true. YOU ROCK!! 

Before we get to the interview, I want to introduce Carly and her latest releases to you. I have known Carly for a while now and all I can say is I am a better person for her being in my life. Thank You Carly ~ Love You !! 

Carly Wallace is a woman with a dream, living in Texas where the sky is as endless as the heat. Carly pursues her dream of writing while bringing new and talented Indie authors to the front line. She reads and reviews independent books as well as writes promotional blurbs and marketing material. The Paranormal Book Club, Alchemy of Anne's Anomalies, PDMI Publishing and Injected Ink Production comprise her literary family. Carly is an ally and great friend to the some of the best independent authors and freshest voices of today.

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Southern Summer Series 
Aracellie walks the earth as an angel. As long as she does no harm, she is free to do as she wishes - including feeding her sexual desires. An encounter with a stranger calls a voice from the past - one she thought she'd forgotten.

My Thoughts on Part 1 ~ Southern Summer

OMGosh!! What an adventurous, HAWT DAYUM erotic read!! Carly has developed a world so carefree even by our standards, with a passion for words that leap off the page and keep you riveted to your seat. I Love it..

This short story is very well written, sexually explicit, and will melt in your e-readers leaving you panting for more.. The gentle twists and turns are perfectly placed creating a perfect HOT summer read.. This is for 18+ readers only and will not disappoint! I am so waiting on the next installment

My Thoughts on Part 2 ~ Southern Submission
Still Reading It! Forthcoming

Concrete Angel

Ethereal is more than her name it will become her state of mind. After a sudden loss Ethereal is given a choice in her afterlife. Choices are all it takes sometimes to find the forgiveness to move on. However the things we learn through our choices may lead to bigger and better things, both inside and out.

My Thoughts on Concrete Angel:

OMG!! Carly Wallace does it again! We find Ethereal in a very difficult situation. This story is about domestic abuse, and the more often then not, the real world outcome from it.... Death. It is also about learning to forgive and being able to move on. 

The world Carly has created is so clearly unique and fresh, just the cover spoke READ ME! With twists and turns causing Ethereal to make a choice will she stay angry or will she choose a chance to release it properly being able to move on.

Domestic abuse happens everyday somewhere, how sad have we become as a nation. I have seen more than enough of it in my life, it is the little ones that tear me up. This story touches base in such a way that the scenes are portrayed so clearly the picture painted is very clear. 

This is NOT a read for the faint of heart due to itns graphic nature. My recommendation is for the Mature Readers out there... Love this story line, as it offers A RAY OF HOPE AT THE END OF A VERY DARK TUNNEL.

Buy Links:
Bella Morte:

Southern Summer (Parts 1 and 2):

Concrete Angel:

Now for The Interview

When did you start writing? 
Well I would have to say when I was in the sixth grade. I loved to write poetry and got an award for a poem I did, now I have no idea where it is now but that was the beginning.

What inspired you to do it? 
What inspires me to write? Everything, really! A song that sparks an emotion, a place that creates its own scene, or a person that just screams write about me. Most of all its emotion, having life experiences that someone else can relate to is really calming and reminds me I’m not alone in the world.

What projects have you done?
I have my two short stories, Southern Summer and Concrete Angel and I have 2 poems in Rue Volley’s Bella Morte. I have reviewed so many books I’ve lost count and also help authors with their blurbs and marketing phrases!! Whew and I have some new stories in the works.

Any new projects coming up? 
Yes, I am putting together an anthology called Soul Game to be released early next year, with some amazing talents already on board it’s going to be amazing I am super excited about it. As well as a new story a full size book, but it’s still a secret.

Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency? 
I am published through Injected Ink/PDMI publishing, a great company and I am very happy.

Any favorite bands? 
Do you use music to inspire you as you write? I do love, love, love music always have it on and going especially while I’m writing, because I use music to relate my emotions. Favorite bands? Hmm, there are so many!! My Chemical Romance, The Naked And Famous, Pistol Annies, Maroon 5, let’s just be safe and say pretty much all of them!! 

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field? 
I got some epic advice from Madison Daniel when I wanted to write, he said “Write for you first and then work out all the details later.” That advice is what I hold onto because it’s so true. Write what you know and love then worry over the other stuff when you’re done.

Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better? 
Hmm, I love butterflies, Cadbury eggs, and I am far from perfect. I have a sorted past and I have done some messed up stuff, but I believe if we learn lessons from our mistakes then we grow stronger and better. I battled drugs, I made some bad choices, but look now I am fulfilling my dream and accomplishing so much because I made the changes. Never let anyone hold you down, stand up and fight for what is right for you and dream big!

Do you find it hard to share your work with others? YES!!! 
Concrete Angel is a very personal story and pulled from a lot of emotions inside me, but once I let a couple of close friends read it and they said it gave them chills or brought tears to their eyes I knew it was going to be ok. Like I said no one is alone in the world.

Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had? 
Both and having a story to tell.

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule Carly.. I have told you this before and feel compelled to say it again. Thank You for being a major influence for me, and an inspiration to do what I do today. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

5 Blog Tour Hosts Needed Please ~ Can You Help?

Well Good Day Folks!! I am in need of 5 Blog Tour Hosts for the upcoming Claudy Conn Legend Series Blog Tour and Giveaway.  Here are some of Claudy Conn's Links. She is also on Smashwords and All Romance.  You can find her on Facebook at Stop on by, she would love to hear from you!

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I am needing 5 more hosts, if you are interested in joining please e-mail me at with the following information.

Subject: Claudy Conn Legend Series Blog Tour
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Type of Post: Interview/Review/Guest Post/Spotlight
Dates Available: TBA It be for one week later this month, I am shooting for 9/16 - 922


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Guest Post: How "Zombified" Was Born by Lyra McKen Blog Your 2012 Zombified by Lyra McKen Blog Tour

Welcome to I Love My Authors 
Today  the incredible Lyra McKen (aka, Emily Walker) has taken over the Blog! 


When asked to discuss how I came up with the concept and story line for my novel Zombified, I had to think back. I had to think of where I was mentally when the idea formed. I had been annoying my family and boyfriend for weeks talking about the Zombie Apocalypse. My Dad would say something about, "If the economy doesn't do something then we are in for it." That isn't exactly what he said, my father doesn't speak like that, but for the sake of this article that is what he said. I would respond with, "The Zombies will take over!"

As annoyed as my family was, I was fascinated with Zombies and why they enthralled our culture so. I begin to think how would you feel if you knew you were going to start eating people and rotting away? Cassie started to form in my mind. She was a young girl with a bright future, derailed by a disease and the end of life as she knew it. I then started thinking, what if Zombies actually could communicate and had a purpose with their constant wondering around. Slopar was born, my idea of the Zombie language. I pictured Cassie talking to someone about her life as she snacked on him and wrote the beginning.

After this I started thinking, what if you bit your crush? I had to give Cassie a gorgeous guy, figure out how to get them alone, and let her ruin it with her soon-to-be-dead tendencies. I really enjoyed writing the novel. I wanted to explore the thoughts of the partially infected, and what would happen when they met up and tried to fight the desire to feed as the infection spread. I hope people enjoy reading Zombified as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for taking a trip into my mind.

xx Lyra Mcken

Cassie is a typical teenager.  She’s crushing on a boy and trying to make it through high school. It’s a typical day of classes when all hell breaks loose. Forced to run and hide the situation just keeps getting worse. She makes a mistake and soon becomes infected. She meets others like her and together they sent out to find a cure. Is their fate already sealed? Can they find a cure before it’s too late? See what happens through the eyes of the infected when Cassie tells you how Zombies are people too.

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Lyra McKen (aka, Emily Walker) resides in the mountains of North Carolina. She lives on top of a mountain quite literally with her other half of nine years and her fur baby, Rebel. After a couple of jobs ghost writing for other successful authors she embarked on her own journey to write a novel.


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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Review: Christian's a FREAK (Crimson Shadow Series) by Nathan Squiers

Christian's a FREAK (Crimson Shadow Series)Christian's a FREAK by Nathan Squiers
My rating: 5 of 5 Hearts

Wickedly Astonishing! Nathan keeps it coming in just giving enough to make me crave more. I love the World that Nathan Squiers has created! It is brilliantly portrayed with his unique and descriptive writing style. As soon as a Crimson Shadow new release comes out I buy them and read them as soon a I can.

In Christian's a FREAK, we find a horrific scene of a young man in a situation he can not remember happening to him. As the story evolves the twists and turns left me wanting more..... more of the dark world that I have to enjoy. That of The Crimson Shadow...

This series is not meant for the faint of heart! If you like horror, vampires, and psychological thrilling reads then this is one I Highly Recommend!

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Author Chat with Rue Volley

 Welcome Everybody!!
I am so thrilled to have one of my Beloved Authors here today for an Interview. The Amazingly Multi-tasking, Multi-talented, never sleeps RUE VOLLEY!!! Welcome to I LOVE My Authors Rue, it is super sweet to have on the blog today. 

Just Released Yesterday!

Follow Maddie as book two opens the gate up wide to a magical world not seen by humans, but home to many new creatures. Maddie wakes to a new realization, just scratching the surface to who she is and where she came from. Will she find herself settling in? or will she once again feel out of step even in a world built to please her? Find out as this fun and fast paced YA continues to weave a tale of new worlds and incredible creatures. Appropriate for readers 12+ with aspects of magic, fantasy and light romantic overtones. 

Before we get to the Interview, I have a treat for Rue, as she is a huge Johnny Depp Fan! 

OK, on with this beautiful soul's interview! I Love Rue Volley

1. When did you start writing?
I started writing on February 18th 2010 after being out with friends and doing an early celebration for my 40th birthday. The first three chapters of my first book “Blood & Light” started that night and then I wrote 6 full novels over the next 2 years completing it. I also took “breaks” from the Blood & Light series and wrote the first novel in “a witches tale” and a few of my erotic’s during that time too.

2. What inspired you to do it?
I can tell you it was irritation that got me started and then personal loss that kept me going. I was irritated to turn 40, most women will tell you it is a very strange experience. The moment you realize that you may be at the half way mark in your life. Then shortly after my birthday my Dad passed away and I had a lot of emotional baggage with that loss. I had not seen him since I was teenager and the loss of having him in my life as I grew up was something I was able to explore in the Blood & Light series. His death made me think about a lot of things. About regret, love, family, being loyal to those you care for and I mixed every emotion and trial I felt growing up and had to work through as I let the fact settle in that he was gone and the opportunity to have him in my life was gone. Then my Mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and the fear of losing her overshadowed my ability to enjoy the last 2 years I had her here with me. I tried my best to write it out and I feel that I did between the final books in the Blood & Light series and especially in “Stuff & Things and what boredom brings” a withes tale series book #1. That book is 100% dedicated to how I felt and what it was like to lose your Mom, although I packed it with humor to honor her, she was cracking jokes up until the last week of her life and I will never forget that. We lost her in March but that series will carry on and I have mapped it out for 4 books.

3. What projects have you done?
Books… I guess it would be easier to list them. These are the ones out and published and available now on amazon.

Blood & Light Vampire Series (adult fiction) Vamptasy Publishing
Blood & Light (book #1)
Smoke & Mirrors (book #2)
Oil & Water (book #3)
Clarity & Reason (book #4)

A witches tale series (YA) Vamptasy Publishing
Stuff & Things and what boredom brings (book #1)

Maddie Maze series (YA) Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Menagerie of Mystery and Mayhem (book #1)
Maddie Maze: Whimsical Whatnots and Whodidits (book #2)

Razor Saga (Erotica) Vamptasy Publishing
Razor (book #1)
Torn (book #2)
Malice (book #3)

Vampire Fetish Series (erotica) Vamptasy Publishing
One Bite (book #1)
Two Bites (book #2)

Hunter’s Blood Series (erotica) Hot Ink Press
Hunter’s Blood (book #1)
Snakes & Sinners (book #2)
Catch & Release (book #3)
Beautiful Breakdown (book #4)

Red Wine (anthology adult fiction) Vamptasy Publishing
I have one short story in this one
“Birth of a vampire”
*it is a backstory on one of the rogue vampires in the Blood & Light series and also has Jonah and Lily, who first appear in book two “Smoke & Mirrors” in it too.*

Bella Morte (anthology erotica) Hot Ink Press
I have one short in this one
“Double Gun Dealer”

*Books I have coming out.*

Hunters Blood Series (erotica) Hot Ink Press
Darkness to Light (book #5) release date TBA

Blood & Light Vampire Series (adult fiction) Vamptasy Publishing
Grace & Beauty (book #5) Oct 31st
Hope & Faith (book #6) release date TBA

A witches tale series (YA) Vamptasy Publishing
This & That and what killed the cat (book #2) Oct 30th

Hoblin Goblin (adult fiction) Halloween anthology, Vamptasy Publishing
I will have one short story in this one
Oct 31st

4. Any new projects coming up?
Newest one would be an anthology I came up with for Vamptasy Publishing called “Hoblin Goblin”. I absolutely LOVE Halloween and to put out a fun and creepy book on Halloween will rock. I designed the cover and came up with the name and Vamptasy is taking submissions now. Here are the details.
1. 10,000 words and under.
2. Adult Fiction, language okay, no snuff or heavy erotic material.
3. Poets welcome too, poems need to be creepy and no more than a page long.
4. Edits will be provide for grammar, tense and comma placement, do your heavy edits before submission, we do not have time to do those.
5. Submission deadline is Oct 1st, no later. Release date is Oct 31st.
6. You will have your name listed on the front of the book and you will have credit in the back along with your most recent book listed for promotion.
7. All proceeds from this book will go to a hospice in the UK for cancer patients.
8. ALL submissions are to be sent to
9. This book will be sold on amazon in ebook, if it goes to print that will be solely up to Vamptasy Publishing. It will also be listed on the Vamptasy Publishing website, any other websites they decide to list it on is up to them.

5. Are you an independent artist or are you represented by an agency?
I am signed to Vamptasy Publishing and represented by LoveBite Productions which is my production company that has the copyright on my name, my photography and my short films. I also have two entertainment lawyers who represent me when I have to look over contracts and if I come across copyright infringement. They also handle shopping my books to larger film companies and traditional publishers. I also work with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and Hot Ink Press.

6. Any favorite bands? Do you use music to inspire you as you write?
Music is a huge part of my life. I have played violin and guitar as well as piano for over 20 years. I played in a signed band for 12 years and toured. I stopped that in 2002 and settled in retail and a new life with my now husband, Von. I have not written one single book without music playing in the background and just to name a few… Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Quicksand, Grade, Elbow, Peter Gabrielle, 30 seconds to Mars, Rival Schools, Placebo, Silversun Pickups, Tricky, Mumford and sons, Deftones, Tom Waits. Just to name a few.

7. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Oh my, well. This is a loaded question. First of all, know now that writing the book is the easiest thing you will do on this journey. You have to set up a fanpage on facebook BEFORE you release your book. You should get a website up and running and/or blog and get people involved by sharing snippets before the book even goes to the editor. You need Beta readers to READ AS YOU WRITE. This will help you so much in grammar glitches, possible holes in your plot and to gauge the reaction to the story itself. You need that and pick people who are not overly critical. Overly critical people can hold you up for years and that is such a pain and completely unnecessary. The people who beta for you should be objective and have the ability to handle themselves without beating people down, in other words, do not pick assholes. Hahahaha. Sorry but it is true. Some people should never beta as they tend to make you feel as if you have no talent at all and cannot properly express to you any help at all. Anyway, you should also join as many groups as you can handle and drop those that do nothing for you. Meaning…if you join a group and they do nothing but fight and then post rude comments about you posting links to your work then leave it. You don’t have time to waste in crap places like that. You are looking for groups that link and share, trade likes and ACTUALLY support each other. You are not looking for anything else at all. So read the description on those groups, they may be very clear about “rules” or whatever (I don’t have them in mine except don’t be a troll/rude or start crap and you can stay) and then make your decision based on that. Time…you now have none. Accept it. If you honestly want to get anything out of your book, as in sales and what not know now that all “extra” time you have belongs to it. Think of your book as a child, you cannot neglect it and you have to constantly help it grow. Before I was able to do this full time I got up 2 hours earlier to write and promote, took my laptop to work and did it on my breaks and spent my evenings doing the same. Now if you want to designate days and times to do this then do, but just realize, you get out what you put in. IMPORTANT…get admins for your fanpage and people to help you spread the word. They are so important I would say they rank right up there with getting signed. You have to have help, HAVE TOO. These people should be fans of your work already and have the extra time to post. This will allow you to write and do what you need to do. You still have to post but not all of the time as business, you can now share your personality which is a must do also. I mean, you do know you are selling your book and you right? Who the hell wants to read a book by an author who bitches all of the time or has no personality? I don’t. Anyway, these are SOME of the things you have to do, not all…if you want to see things I post about it go to “Volley View” on facebook, or my fanpage “Rue Volley Blood & Light series”. I share things as often as I can.

8. Anything you would like to share with readers on a personal note that would allow them to get to know you better?
I am a lot of things I guess. I am a lover of the arts in all mediums. I host a magazine and radio station dedicated to artists and helping them get more exposure. I am a workaholic, I do this full time with no time to spare. I have written 23 books and 18 are published. I love anything paranormal in nature and I have seen spirits since I was five. I am Blackfoot Indian and Irish, loyal to my friends and family and I fiercely defend them to the death. I am also bi-sexual and believe in gay rights. I think rapists and murderers should be killed, as in dead, not this wishy washy “they can change” crap…or “what happened to them as a child”, we all have choices in life, take the right road and be smart.
I am also wiccan and a medium and I do not discuss that often as I see no need too. I love anime and I am a huge movie junkie. I write about the paranormal world because being a fiction writer is the best job I have ever had. It allows me to take my imagination and let it run free and there is nothing more fun than that.

9. Do you find it hard to share your work with others?
Not at all. I mean this is me. I am imperfect as everything is in life and you either love me or hate me. I write in simple terms for everyone, I write how I think and the grammar is not always perfect or the comma in the right place but I promise you I can spin a tale and many will tell you the same. I don’t worry about judgment. I know some people do it for a living, but not me. I just like to write and have others experience the crazy that lives in my head. I think once you shed the fear and realize that you cannot please the world everything becomes much easier and the light at the end of the tunnel pops up and waves at you. So do not let it stop you in anyway, that is the true tragedy and the definition of regret.

10. Did your writing come from just a need to express yourself or a particular experience that you had?
My writing came from a death in my family and the realization that we do not live forever. I have no children, my immortality lies in my books. They are the true vampire, not me. So if you want to live forever, write it down.

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