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Marni Graff

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Marni Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. The Evening’s Amethyst is the fifth in the Nora Tierney series. Her short story “Quiche Alain” is in the Agatha-winning Malice Domestic Anthology, Murder Most Edible.

List of all books published:

The Nora Tierney English Mysteries:  The Blue Virgin

                                                            The Green Remains

                                                            The Scarlet Wench

                                                            The Golden Hour

                                                            The Evening’s Amethyst

The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries:   Death Unscripted

                                                                    Death at the Dakota

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Evening’s Amethyst

Evening’s Amethyst summary blurb:

Who is Verity? That becomes a central question for American Nora Tierney, who has moved to her new Oxford home with her fiancé, DI Declan Barnes, and her young son. Declan’s new case at Exeter College coincides with a frantic call from Nora’s stepsister, Claire Scott: a fellow graduate student has died in a fall, and Claire begs Nora to help her prove her friend didn’t commit suicide. The sisters conduct their own snooping, while Declan and his team juggle this death with a cold case that proves to be more surprising than Declan could ever imagine.

The buy link at Amazon is: amzn.to/2Y7TsaQ

Signed copies at : www.bridlepathpress.com

Something you never told fans before:

 How much I adore buttered popcorn. To me, watching an old black and white movie (Cary Grant is a fave!) with a big bowl of buttered popcorn is a treat!

 How when I travel to England I feel as if I am coming home.

How I let my two Aussie Doodles, Seamus and Fiona, sleep on the bed!

Fans should know i am currently at work on the third Trudy Genoval Manhattan Mystery, Death in the Orchard, where Trudy takes boyfriend Ned home to meet her family at the apple orchard they run, but also to figure out what really happened when her father died under mysterious circumstances twelve years before.

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JB Morris

Author Bio:

Bio: JB Morris, bestselling author of SETH, has received multiple awards for writing excellence and is author of the sweeping  new thriller, THE BEIJING MEMORANDUM.

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“This read was unlike any other I have read previously and thrillers are definitely my thing. This one – this one was a whole other level of thriller.”

Make No Mistake, The China Threat Is Real

“The plot is intricate, complex, compelling and believable. I could see this sort of sinister activity occurring in real life.”

<b>From the pen of JB MORRIS, multiple award winning and bestselling author of SETH, comes the sweeping novel about the United States’ greatest strategic and military threat—Communist China.</b>

From the heavily guarded Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, Situation Room at the White House, FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., and the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City comes the breathtaking THE BEIJING MEMORANDUM.

Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Moses Remington. Moses knew terror firsthand. He saw it during his combat deployments in Fallujah, Iraq and in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He saw it again in Mexico when he stumbled across China’s secret plan.
Despite the efforts of Chinese assassins and a FBI dragnet, Moses dodged his capturers in an effort to save Consulate General Gao Quan and his family from certain execution and disclose to the world China’s secret plans.

“Do you love an international thriller filled with terrorists, international plots, politics, death, wounded characters and perhaps a hint of coming romance? Then this is the book for you.”

2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before. 

I was a television TV Weatherman for ten years.

I served as a state representative for three terms in the Oregon Legislature.

Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know. 

I write and edit only one draft of my novels.

Anita Dickason

Author Bio

Anita Dickason is a retired police officer with a total of twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience, twenty-two with Dallas PD. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, tactical officer and first female sniper on the Dallas SWAT team.

Anita’s first book, JFK Assassination Eyewitness: Rush to Conspiracy, is non-fiction and details the reconstruction of a 1966 vehicle accident near Midlothian, Texas which killed a key witness to the Kennedy assassination. The project opened the door to a new career, Author and Publisher. She owns Mystic Circle Books & Designs, LLC and provides manuscript and design services, helping other authors turn their manuscripts into published books.

Her fictional works are suspense/thrillers and her plots are drawn from her extensive law enforcement knowledge and experience. Characters with unexpected skills, an extra edge for overcoming danger and adversity, has always intrigued her. Her infatuation with ancient myths and legends of Native American Indians, Scottish and Irish folklore create the backdrop for her characters.

List of all your published books

Sentinels of the Night

Going Gone!

A u 7 9


Most recent book published, buy link and blurb


What defines reality? For one small-town Texas police chief, the answer waits in the unearthly fog that shrouds his town.


Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know.

One of my fun projects is designing book trailers. I spend hours searching for the right music, videos, and designing the images. I have one for each of my books. The following are the links. I hope you will check them out.

Sentinels of the Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m00v2W4K4o

Going Gone!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGI9MzkBkSE

A u 7 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN7XqyWAPjs&feature=youtu.be

NOT DEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdX0WspDoo&feature=youtu.be

Lindsay Townsend

Author Bio.

Lindsay lives in Yorkshire, England, where she was born, and started writing stories at an early age. Always a voracious reader, she took a degree in medieval history  and worked in a library for a while, then began to write full-time after marriage.

Her first unpublished historical found her an agent and the second got a publisher in London interested. They wanted her to write with a modern setting, which she did – several romantic thrillers set in Greece, Italy or on Dartmoor in the English West Country – and enjoyed it, but historicals are really her first love.

Lindsay is currently writing medieval romance for Prairie Rose Publications and herself. She re-issued the Knight books that Kensington Zebra first accepted and published and they are available via Kindle Unlimited, all for 99 cents or 99p.

Praire Rose publish her medieval romance novels  ‘Sir Conrad and the Christmas Treasure,’ ‘Dark Maiden’ ‘The Snow Bride’ and its sequel ‘A Summer Bewitchment’ as well as several several medieval romance novellas, available as stand-alones or in anthologies.

She is also fascinated by the ancient world, especially Rome, Egypt and the Bronze Age. ‘Flavia’s Secret’, set in Roman Britain, came out from Bookstrand first, and two more historicals, ‘Blue Gold’, set in ancient Egypt, and ‘Bronze Lightning’, set in Bronze Age Greece and the Britain of Stonehenge, were also originally published by Bookstrand. Again, all these ancient world romances have now been reissued by Lindsay in Kindle Unlimited, for 99cents or 99p.

When not writing or researching her books, she enjoys walking, reading, cooking, music, going out with her husband and friends and long languid baths with scented candles (and perhaps chocolate).

Lindsay’s website is at http://www.lindsaytownsend.co.uk

List of all your published books

Voices in the Dark (Romantic Suspense set in Italy. There is also a Japanese translation of this novel.)

Holiday in Bologna (Romantic Suspense set in Italy)

Night of the Storm (Romantic Suspense set in Greece)

The English Daughter (Romantic Suspense set in Greece)

A Secret Treasure (Romantic Suspense set in Greece.)

Chasing Rachel (Romantic Suspense set in Devon, on Dartmoor.)

Flavia’s Secret, Blue Gold, Silk and Steel, Escape to Love (Historical Romances set in ancient Britain, Rome and Egypt)

A Knight’s Vow, A Knight’s Captive, A Knight’s Enchantment, A Knight’s Prize, Dark Maiden, The Snow Bride, A Summer Bewitchment, Sir Conrad and the Christmas Treasure, Sir Baldwin and the Christmas Ghosts, Mistress Angel, Amice and the Mercenary, A Knight’s Choice, Bride for a Champion, The Virgin, the Knight and the Unicorn, The Virgin, the Knight and the Dragon, Plain Harry, Sebastian the Alchemist and his Captive, Valens the Fletcher and his Captive, Julian the Sheriff and his Captive, Morcar the Northern Earl and his Captive, Twelve Kisses, A Christmas Sleeping Beauty. (Medieval Historical Romances set in Britain.)

Medieval Romance Novellas in  the following Antholgies: One Midsummer Knight, One Winter Knight, One Yuletide Knight, One Christmas Knight.

Most recent book published

Book Title
A SUMMER BEWITCHMENT (The Knight and the Witch Book Two)

A sequel to THE SNOW BRIDE.

Date of Publication
NOV 14th 2019


Free with Kindle Unlimited

Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZTMNWZ9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lindsay+townsend&qid=1572605630&rs=154606011&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Can a knight and his witch save seven kidnapped maidens? Sir Magnus and Elfrida strive to find the girls, but at what cost to their marriage?

When a shadowy piper kidnaps seven beautiful girls, can a wounded knight and his witch-wife save them? Will Sir Magnus and Elfrida find them in time—and at what cost?

Magnus, the fearless, battered crusader knight, and his fey wife, Elfrida, are happily married, but each of them carries a secret. Elfrida believes that being peasant-born will one day undermine her husband’s love for her. Wounded and scarred, Magnus fears nothing—except, perhaps, that he will not be able to give Elfrida her greatest wish—children.

Their fears are sharpened when high-born Lady Astrid appears at their manor and demands their help to find the seven missing girls. Though the lady clearly regards low-born Elfrida beneath her, why has she truly sought out Magnus, a ruthless knight? Which one of the kidnapped girls does she really want to recover so badly—and to what hidden purpose?

In the scorching summer heat, Magnus and Elfrida search together for the missing girls. Will they be able to rescue them in time? And can their own marriage survive?

List 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

I wish I had a pet dragon.

I worked for a while in a psychiatric hospital as a cleaner.

Christmas lights are some of my favourite things, as are holly and misteltoe growing in woodland.

Is there anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know?

I love hedgehogs – and bumble bees!

David Arbuckle (Thaddeus Arjuna)
  1. Author Bio

Retired Chef with a Creative void that needed filling. I walked away from sautee pans and found writing therapeutic. I am an expat living in Bali Indonesia and surrounded by beauty.

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The Mansion at Peacock Gully, unsolved mystery.  Vishnu’s Tears, Spiritual Odyssey in the Balinese Jungle. Genesis II Evolution of Eve,  Martian Sci-Fi

  • Most recent book published

Genesis II Evolution of Eve,  Martian Sci-Fi

An Extinction Event of Earth’s Ecosystems has forced humans to retreat to Mars. Mars offers hope, and Eve, a teenager growing up on the red planet is the unlikely hero. Evolution forces mankind to adapt in this Apocalyptic interplanetary saga. If you loved The Stand or Mission to Mars or, Children of Men, you will thoroughly enjoy Genesis II Evolution of Eve.

  • 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

I am a  Chef, who spent a lifetime in hot kitchens writing menus and designing wine lists. Take note when you come to food in one of my books. I will describe it with detail. Because I always believed that food was the great communicator. That food shared with friends was more powerful than anything else in life. That you could solve all of life’s crises over a good meal with a glass of wine.  When I traveled it wasn’t the sites that thrilled me, it was the food. I wanted to know everything about food which in turn told me everything about the culture.

Eichin Chang-Lim


Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim is a semiretired optometrist, a multi-award-winning author, a wife, and a mother to 2 children. She and her husband had a private optometry practice in Los Angeles. They live in Orange County, California.

In a recent interview, the author said, “You might have noticed that romance and inspirational are my niche genres. I write romance because I find it to be an intriguing genre. Relationships are quite involved in real life. Therefore, I use romance to depict the intricacies of relationships. Ultimately, it evolves into an inspirational and thought-provoking tale. Readers will discover that I tend to tell love stories beyond the confines of romance. I strive to convey the kind of love that is much broader and more profound than romantic or physical love. I strongly believe that love is more than a four-letter word. It’s multidimensional. It involves sacrifice, forgiveness, trust, demoting one’s ego, or even ‘letting it go’ at times. I also like to encompass the love of friendship, family, and even little pets in my stories.”

“As a romance writer, I write with my heart and soul. My mindset is that if my story can make a difference in even one person’s life, it’s all worth it, and that’s what love is all about,” she added.

Eichin modeled during college in Taiwan and was in several short films, including a supporting role in the comedy Indy/feature film Winning Formula. She has written five books: FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love, A Mother’s Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent, Love: A Tangled Knot, TheLoveLock, and YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT: An Optometrist’s Most Memorable Cases

During the preorder period, YOUR PRECISOU SIGHT hit the #1 New Release in seven categories at least once: Optometry, Physician & Patient Diagnosis, Eye Problems, Reference, Preventive Medicine, Aging, and Ophthalmology.

Besides acting and writing, she loves opera and a big bear hug. Learn more about the author at www.eichinchanglim.com


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eichin-Chang-Lim/e/B00J79SY2Q?ref=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000  (bit.ly/EichinChangLim_Amazon)


Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/eichin-chang-lim (bit.ly/EichinChangLim_BB)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EichinChangLim

FB: https://www.facebook.com/authoreichinchanglim/

Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Eichin Chang-Lim http://www.eichinchanglim.com/

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  1. FLIPPING: Bronze Medal(Fiction-Inspirational) Awards from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.


  • “FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love” is a winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Award (in the Inspirational category.)
  • FLIPPING was Official Selection in the “Inspirational” category, 2017 New Apple Summer eBook Awards @NewAppleAwards
  • The Award of Literary Excellence from The Dog Ear Publishing
  • Award Winning B.R.A.G.Medallion
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Plot: The plot is well paced throughout the book’s three separate segments. Although the characters in all of the segments eventually connect, the varying ages of the protagonists make the book’s genre unclear.

Prose/Style: The tight, straightforward writing style provides for an engaging and thoughtful read.

Originality: The story is full of unique details and storylines. The author offers insight to the families’ experiences through life’s highs and lows.

Character Development: The characters are layered and well-developed. Readers will root for their success and will be sympathetic to the challenges they face.

Blurb: An engaging read, depicting familial love and triumph while dealing with life’s challenges.

Judge’s Commentary #1_FLIPPING.

We begin with an engaging opening, a natural pull to wade deeper into the story. We have a lot to connect to — characters, setting, cultural traditions of Taiwan – and author excels marvelously in presenting each for the reader to easily absorb. Setting enjoys the author’s great instinct for the visual and sensory to bring each scene to life. I especially liked the gorgeous phrasing at the beginning: ‘the first scenes of their love tenderly framed.’ Just as we’re so comfortable absorbing this establishing phase, we speed up and jet into a fast pace as the pregnancy leaps into our awareness and presence. It’s a big responsibility to have the story reach that high bar of pacing and character engagement, all done so well. Author provides a nice measure and cadence of the story’s energy. Quieter characters at first seem like they need more layering (Maylan), but we soon get it that their flatness has a great amount of dimension, saying much, quietly. Very well done. We now spend a lot of time on Christa’s childhood deafness, then many details of her syndrome. To keep us from getting swallowed by all of the medical and technical issues, author saves the day with a stellar description: “she felt like a bag of twigs.” There it is, the connection to feeling! Author handled Mrs. Tang’s death scene with a marvelous instinct to avoid overdoing the death scene, only leaving us with the sinking feeling of her confusing the husband and son. Emotionally-wrought. Excellent dialogue structure and experience, a standout feature of this book. There is much to enjoy here.

Judge’s Commentary #2_FLIPPING:

Flipping: An Uplifing Novel of Love presents with a fun, busy graphically illustrated cover art design. In all honesty, it is not the best cover I’ve seen from this author, but it is okay. The production quality is very good and strong editing throughout helps to make this a great pick. What I loved most about this book was the way that this author has a fantastic reach and finesse at tackling issues and reaching the heart of the reader. Love that you had a deaf character and how you followed the journey of JonSun and SuAnn with passion throughout—their interwoven plot lines are beautifully crafted. You also do a fantastic job of realistic dialogue for the age group. That’s not easy to do! This is a nice, sweet romance that really grabs the reader from the get go. Now, I will make one editorial note about the overuse of “ly” adverbs. Be sure that you drop those whenever possible—keep your writing active. Those overused words can cause the passive “show versus tell” effect. But, no major complaints here. Great entry, as always! Thanks for sharing your world with us and best of luck with your continued writing journey.

A Mother’s Heart

  1. A Mother’s Heart: Gold Medal (Nonfiction-Parenting) Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

2.  “A Mother’s Heart” has been honored as a “Finalist” in the “Parenting & Family” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards📚🌟.

  • A MOTHER’S HEART has received the New Apple Award in Parenting category!
  • 2019 eLit Awards Gold Medal Winner in both Parenting and Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction categories.

2019 eLit Award, GOLD Medal-Parenting

2019 eLit Award, GOLD Medal-Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction

     13th National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist-General Self-Help

     2018 Readers’ Favorite, GOLD Medal-Nonfiction Parenting

     2017 New Apple Award, SOLO ”Medalist Winner”-Parenting

2017 Best Book Award, Finalist-Parenting & Family

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Love, A Tangled Knot

  1. LOVE: A TANGLED KNOT was chosen as the solo ”Medalist Winner” in the Young Adult Inspirational category of the annual New Apple Literary Award. I am thrilled and honored.

3. The 2019 American Fiction Awards Finalist in Coming of Age, Family Saga, Inspirational, New Age Fiction, Romance/General.

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Judge’s Commentary #1_Love, A Tangled Knot:

The book opens by effectively dropping the reader into a well-rounded setting with enough physical and sensory details to create a realistic and well-rounded, 3D place. The characters who inhabit this space are growing into their realism in fine pace. Author has succeeded in avoiding cliché as she creates a sense of the mundane. Not everyone has to have fireworks in their relationships and their lives, and they do a pretty good job of convincing themselves that this is fine, normal, and satisfying. The reader gets a good sense that a change is coming. Great establishment of expectation as well as connection to the characters. Author writes sarcasm well, using that tool in her dialogue toolbox to create a crisp characters and differentiate characters from one another. Kayla and Russell becoming parents is a wonderful moment where author has charged with the lesson that adversity reveals characters. While the birth of a child isn’t automatically adversity, it is a challenge for such young parents. Russell steps up and impresses with his maturity and commitment. I enjoyed the author’s choice to steer far from cliché and give the reader a fresh take on the unexpected dad. Well done. Kayla’s relief is also measured without drama, to good effect. I enjoyed the author’s creativity in physical description, such as ‘almond-colored curls’ and –my favorite of the book for its freshness – ‘rusty-looking guys.’ Author has a talent for description. The author may have telegraphed Russell’s coming legal troubles, but the reader still experiences that fall in the stomach when we realize that he’s going to be far from Kayla and the baby. We mourn the influence he could have been. Relationships evolve over time, with author avoiding any rushing of relationship turns. We end with a sense of fairness with the cooking contest, a new start for Kayla, and well-developed characters who have grown slowly and naturally into their strengths. Very well done. I enjoyed the sense of movement the author kept as a feature throughout the book, and the nicely-crafted story structure.

Judge’s Commentary #2_Love, A Tangled Knot:

Love: A Tangled Knot features great characters facing real life struggles that bring the characters to life and win over the reader immediately. I’m so excited to get to read another book by this talented author. In this book, the characters are Kayla and Russell and, yet again, I’m drawn to them early on and cheering them on through their inevitable journey. This author has a knack for the genre and way of tapping into a very volatile generation. I’m really impressed with this book. Now, the plot is not quite as strong as others I’ve read but still well-written and beautifully organized. No major editorial issues were noted. I would like to say that while the cover is nice—I wasn’t quite as blown away by it as I have been on other covers. Not a huge ordeal, but just worthy of note here. Fabulous entry and a fabulously talented author. I love that the author knows how to reach her audience (whether that by young adults or adults of any age). This book can really reach the reader on so many levels. Keep up the amazing work! I hope to read yet more from you in the near future.

<br><i>”I enjoyed navigating the hearts of the characters, feeling their desperation as the conflict reaches crisis point, and wondering what will happen next. Eichin Chang-Lim injects realism into the story and makes it feel as if it is unfolding before the reader.”</i> ~ Editorial Review

<br><i>”This author has a knack for the genre and way of tapping into a very volatile generation. I’m really impressed with this book.”</i> ~Award Judge’s Commentary

<br><i>”I love that the author knows how to reach her audience (whether that by young adults or adults of any age). This book can really reach the reader on so many levels.”</i> ~Editorial Review


Plot: Young love, teen pregnancy and a mistake that puts Russell Mancini away for seven years forces Kayla to grow up fast. How she survives and ultimately makes a better life for herself and her daughter makes for an inspiring story for young adults, while the twist in the middle of the book and the Hallmark movie-ending make it entertaining, as well.

Prose/Style: For a romance novel, the prose is good without being too schmaltzy. And, there are some descriptions that truly sing, like the trailer park prose.

Originality: The addition of the prison sentence that separates young lovers here is interesting. Also, the struggles the couple go through after Russell gets out of prison are well written.

Character Development: While the female lead can be a bit clichéd at times, she is strong and admirable overall. The male lead undergoes some very interesting changes throughout the book as well. The character of Dr. Nick would benefit from the addition of some of these memorable and sympathetic elements.

The LoveLock

2019 IndieReader Discovery Award, WINNER-New Adult

2019 Independent Publisher Book Award, Bronze-Urban Fiction

2019 eLit Award, Bronze-Romance

2018 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award, FIRST Place-Young Adult

2018 National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist-New Age Fiction

2018 Annual Indie Book New Apple Literay Award, Official Selection-Psychological Suspense

2018 Readers’ Favorite, Honorable Mention – Young Adult Romance                                         

2019 American Fiction Awards WINNER – in Urban Fiction

 “Plot stands as very well-crafted, circular, with breathing space at the perfect places, and exceptional voice for all characters. Well done.” ~Award judge’s commentary

“ The book has a lot of twists to it.”~Award judge’s commentary

“I fell in love with this story, the characters, and the author’s amazing writing style swept me away from beginning to end. So, basically, I loved this book. What else can I say?” Award judge’s commentary

“…on the technical side, this is clean concise writing with a smooth writing style and an author whose voice is perfect for the genre. No issue with pacing, structure or anything plot wise.”~Award judge’s commentary

 “Strong character development is probably the best part of this book. I feel like I know Violet and Dylan. They are real, relatable, sympathetic characters.” ~Award judge’s commentary

“…intriguing and easy to read. I was happy with the plot and the ending.”~Award judge’s commentary

“…no black holes or unsatisfying moments or ending. And, I really appreciated the way the author handled the mental illness angle. Nicely done.”~Award judge’s commentary

  1. The LoveLock: Honorable Mentions (Young-Adult-Romance) ➡Readers’ Favorite Book Awards @ReadersFavorite
  2. The LoveLock, has been awarded First Place in Young Adult category for the theWriter’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards. (You’ve won $1,000 in cash, an announcement in the May/June 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, a $100 gift certificate to Writer’s Digest Shop, and a one year Subscription (new or renewal) to Writer’s Digest magazine.
  • New Apple Literary Services 

Your book ‘The LoveLock‘ was chosen as an “Official Selection” in the PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE category of our Fifth Annual Indie Book Awards! 

  • the2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Bronze in Urban Fiction

5.    The IndieReader Discovery Awards:   Winner in the New Adult category for the 2019 The Indie Reader Discovery Awards  

  •  2019 eLit Awards Bronze in Romance
  • The 2019 American Fiction Awards Winner in Urban Fiction
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Judge’s Commentary #1 _ THE LOVELOCK:

The author begins the book with a very successful visual description setting the reader off on a promise of depth and experience. We get the contrast between navy ships and ‘lackadaisical sailboats that floated by with no agenda.’ By separating appearance and function in the description, the author add life to the scene, looking at a simple seascape with the eyes of an artist. Well done. When function is added to any description/setting, description better pulls us into the scene. Author does a beautiful job at making us cringe at Violet’s choices and path. We’re moved by a character we haven’t known long at all, a sign that author is succeeding at connection characterization. Author gives thought to the function of rooms, such as Edwin’s apartment, allowing us to step more deeply into them. When the story flashes back to childhood, the flashback is helped and given such authenticity by the use of shorter sentences, a staccato delivery that feels very real. Nicely done. The author has a nice ear for dialogue. Logic and pace remain grounded in realism, and carry the reader into flashbacks, returning to present, and use of comparisons such as ‘the force of their collective disapproval hit her like a wave’ adds intention and judgment to a simple look. Author’s elevated understanding of exposition – as opposed to empty simplicity, like ‘they gave her a look’ – creates a soup of personality and life in the scenes. I thought the mental health center in Arizona felt a little rushed, uncharacteristically keeping it more shallow than other scenes. We would have gotten some stellar character layering in the healing process. I know this author could have achieved tremendous heights with the handling of how characters process their surroundings. So much sensory treasure to bring into the story. Which can feel real if a setting is too sharp and raw for the character to ‘go deep.’ Plot stands as very well-crafted, circular, with breathing space at the perfect places, and exceptional voice for all characters. Well done.

Judge’s Commentary #2_THE LOVELOCK:

When it comes to The Lovelock…at first glance, this cover will draw you in, lock you up, and throw away the key. Gorgeous cover and an even better story is locked inside the pages. I fell in love with this story, the characters, and the author’s amazing writing style swept me away from beginning to end. So, basically, I loved this book. What else can I say? Okay, so on the technical side…this is clean concise writing with a smooth writing style and an author whose voice is perfect for the genre. No issue with pacing, structure, or anything plot wise. Strong skills shine through and it is obvious that this author writes a lot and quite often. There is no way to hide the fact that this writer writes. Strong character development is probably the best part of this book. I feel like I know Violet and Dylan. They are real, relatable, sympathetic characters—really intriguing and easy to read. I was happy with the plot and the ending—no black holes or unsatisfying moments or ending. And, I really appreciated the way the author handled the mental illness angle. Nicely done. My only advice would be to drop unnecessary punctuation. So, for example, if you write internal dialogue in italics…you don’t also need to say “she thought” because it is redundant. That type of thing. Otherwise, this was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

2019 eLit Award, GOLD Medal-Parenting

2019 eLit Award, GOLD Medal-Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction

     13th National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist-General Self-Help

     2018 Readers’ Favorite, GOLD Medal-Nonfiction Parenting

     2017 New Apple Award, SOLO ”Medalist Winner”-Parenting

2017 Best Book Award, Finalist-Parenting & Family

2017 New Apple Book Awards SOLO Medalist Winner – Young Adult Inspirational

13th National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist – New Adult Fiction

2018 Readers’ Favorite Award, Bronze Medalist – Fiction/Inspirational

2017 IAN Book of the Year Award Winner – Inspirational
2017 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Official Selection – Inspirational
Award of Literary Excellence – Dog Ear Publishing
B.R.A.G. Medallion Winner

2018 Readers’ Favorite, Honorable Mention – Young Adult Romance

2019 IndieReader Discovery Award, WINNER-New Adult

2019 Independent Publisher Book Award, Bronze-Urban Fiction

2019 eLit Award, Bronze-Romance

2018 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award, FIRST Place-Young Adult

2018 National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist-New Age Fiction

2018 Annual Indie Book New Apple Literay Award, Official Selection-Psychological Suspense

2018 Readers’ Favorite, Honorable Mention – Young Adult Romance

Most recent book published

Your Precious Sight: An Optometrist’s Most Memorable Cases

Genre: Non-fiction/Health Care/Wellness

  • bit.ly/YourPreciousSight (short link)

Are you petrified by the thought of permanently living in COMPLETE DARKNESS?

Did you know that the only way to detect insidious eye diseases in the early stage, a crucial step in preventing the loss of eyesight, is through a regular comprehensive eye exam?

Your Precious Sight is written by optometrist Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim. In this book, she shares the most memorable cases in her decades of being an eye doctor in an easy-to-read, insightful style. 

The stories span pediatrics to geriatrics and include lazy eyes, pink eyes, ocular allergies, refractive surgeries, the effects of diseases like multiple sclerosis and diabetes on your vision, eye twitching, floaters, flashing lights, dry eyes, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and more.

This book is entertaining, fascinating, and informative. The author’s ultimate goal is to encourage you never to take your precious sight for granted.

Read this book and gain a better appreciation for that marvelous organ—the eyeball!


 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

In my childhood, we had a chicken farm in the backyard. I went with my grandma every mid-afternoon to gather the eggs. I learned how to tell whether an egg was fertilized or not by gazing at it against a flashlight, with my grandma’s help. The experiences of seeing a hen sitting on a clutch of eggs hatching out into fluffy baby chicks were always enthralling for me as a little child.

I had a rooster as a pet when I was in kindergarten. One day, he wandered away and never came home. My longing for his return and the pain of losing him lingered for a few years. I still dream about him once in a while.

Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know.

Every morning, I pray to God to grant me the strength and wisdom to face whatever the day throws at me, good or bad.

(I am a Christian and that’s my faith. I do respect all religions and others’ beliefs or non-beliefs. I think an individual has to experience the divine power personally.)

Martin J. Best
  1. Author Bio
    Martin J. Best was born in Torquay, England, in 1965, and remains there with his wife Kim and Northern Inuit dog, Shadow. Martin grew up in an actively haunted house, which probably accounts for his abiding fascination with the paranormal. He has had a varied working life, including many years running his own mobile disco business. He now writes full-time, and when not working, enjoys walking, music, and ghost hunting.
  2. List of all your published books
    The Moth Trap
    A Step Aside
    The Novice Ghost Hunter
    Ghost Hunter: A Matter of Faith
    Ghost Hunter: Of Gods and Ghosts
    Ghost Hunter: Blood Ties
    Ghost Hunter: Remnants and Revenants
    Ghost Hunter: Pariahs
  3. Most recent book published
    Ghost Hunter: Pariahs


    After a spate of inexplicable incidents, the refurbishment team at a former Roman Catholic orphanage refuse to continue work. Desperate for a solution, Project Manager Alex McGregor accepts amateur paranormal investigator Malachi Hunter’s offer of help. Mal and the ghost hunters find themselves facing a poltergeist manifestation on an unprecedented scale.
    As the ghost hunters tackle the haunting, former MI5 agent Adam Ross is on an undercover mission to find information pertaining to The Fall, secret gateway to the Summer Lands, home of the Celtic Gods and their worshippers. Following a lead, he joins a clandestine group called the Partisans of Taranis, directed by prominent politician Nathaniel Tarlock. To his dismay, Adam finds himself part of Tarlock’s insane quest to use The Fall.
    The Partisans arrival at The Fall forces the ghost hunters to leave their investigation and confront them, the situation escalating rapidly. Even if Mal and his team can prevail, will they be able to live with the consequences?
Tasha Madison

Author Bio

Tasha Madison wants to live in a world where imagination is only limited by the bounds of each person’s creativity. As a communications professional with over 15 years of experience, she has been applauded for her passion for the written word. When she’s not scrapbooking or competing in epicurean competitions with family members, you can find her jotting down story ideas or writing poetry.

  1. List of all your published books

Fabric of a Generation

  • Most recent book published

Fabric of a Generation: https://amzn.to/2JlQtAe

Miranda dreams of disappearing. That and torturing her younger brainiac of a brother. To side step the risk of personal vulnerability (and her much-hated history class), she plays soccer or skips school by escaping to her favorite magic shop whenever she gets the chance.

As her truancy creates a rift between her ambitious TV producer mother and misunderstood stay-at-home dad, Miranda begins to covet the unknown destiny of strangers and questions whether she will ever have one of her own worth living.

Miranda’s relationships are laced with the strychnine of blame, envy, and doubt. So, when she finds a mystical shawl in the attic, she thinks all her dreams have come true! Her discovery initiates a free fall through time. As she navigates through the hilarious, treacherous, and heartbreaking road to maturity, the strained relationship between her and her mother ignites a troubled path to selflessness and compassion.

Can she use her present circumstances to help redeem herself from her past mistakes? If Miranda cannot find her way back home, she might be forever stuck in time.

  • Please share 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

I collect antique typewriters.

I am a huge foodie.

Nina Romano

Author Bio:

Nina Romano earned a B. S. from Ithaca College, an M.A. from Adelphi University, a B. A. in English, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She is a world traveler and lover of history. She lived in Rome, Italy, for twenty years where many of her poems and stories are set, and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. Romano has taught English and Literature as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University, and has interned for poets Marie Howe, Denise Duhamel, and C. K. Williams at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. 

Romano has facilitated poetry and creative writing workshops at the Ft. Lauderdale Main Library, the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Bridle Path Press Baltimore, Lopez Island Library, Florida Gulf Coast University, Rosemary Beach Writers Conference, the Outreach Program of Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Summit County Library.

Romano has presented several times at the Miami Book Fair International with her fiction and also with her poetry collections which include: Cooking Lessons from Rock Press, submitted for a Pulitzer Prize, Coffeehouse Meditations from Kitsune Books, She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding from Bridle Path Press, Faraway Confections, from Aldrich Press, and Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbows from Red Dashboard, LLC. She has also had two poetry chapbooks published: Prayer in a Summer of Grace and Time’s Mirrored Illusion, both from Flutter Press, and a short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates, from Bridle Path Press.

She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She has co-authored Writing in a Changing World.

Her short fiction, memoir and poetry appear in numerous reviews and literary journals. Excerpts from her novel, The Secret Language of Women, appear in Dimsum: Asia’s Literary Journal, Southern Women’s Review and Driftwood.

Romano has published the Wayfarer Trilogy with Turner Publishing. All three of the historical novels of the series were finalists in book contest awards, and Book 1, The Secret Language of Women, set in China, won the Independent Publisher 2016 IPPY Gold Medal. The other two novels are Lemon Blossoms, set in Sicily, and In America, set in New York. 

Two short stories: “A Risky Christmas Affair” and “Dreaming of a Christmas Kiss,” have recently been released as E-books, and the latter, along with two Christmas poems, has been included in a Christmas anthology, Annie Acorn’s Christmas Treasury 2018.  

Her latest novel, The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley, a Western Historical Romance released in 2019. Currently, she is at work on a novel set in Russia.

2. List of all published books


            The Wayfarer Trilogy:

The Secret Language of Women

 Lemon Blossoms

            In America

Historical, Western Romance:

The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley

Short Story Collection

The Other Side of the Gates (on Amazon, but no new copies—I split with the publisher. I have copies)

Poetry Collections

Cooking Lessons (on Amazon)

Coffeehouse Meditations (on Amazon, but no new copies—the publisher passed away. I have copies.)

She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding (on Amazon, but no new copies—I split with the publisher. I have copies)

Faraway Confections (on Amazon)

Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbeams (on Amazon)

Poetry Chapbooks (not available on Amazon, but I have some copies)

Time’s Mirrored Illusion

Prayer in a Summer of Grace

Nonfiction book on Writing (a collaboration)

Writing in a changing World (on Amazon)

3.Most recent book published

The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley

Link: https://amzn.to/2Mawrvv

Book Description

The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley

When Darby McPhee falls in love with Cayo Bradley, a wild cowboy from a nearby ranch, her world is ripped apart. Caught in a lifeless existence of caring for her father and brothers since her mother’s death, Darby does little else but work. But a death-bed promise to her mother to get her education now stands in the way of her heart’s desire to belong to the rough-and-tumble Cayo Bradley.

Darby is Cayo’s redemption from a horrific act in his past that torments him. After being captured as a young boy by the Jicarilla Apache, he now tries to settle back into white society—but how can he? If he loses Darby, he loses everything.

Darby is determined to keep her promise to her mother, but will Cayo wait for her? In this stunning tale of love and loss, Darby comes to understand that no matter what happens, she will always be THE GIRL WHO LOVED CAYO BRADLEY…

Blurbs from authors on book:

Romano’s story sizzles with the tension of lovers—one struggling to blend Apache ways and white, the other torn between East and West—searching for a way to join two lives going in opposite directions.

— Ruth Hull Chatlien, Blood Moon, and The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley, a superbly crafted romantic page-turner, is a deftly spun tale of ill-starred sweethearts in the American West. Darby, a charming farm girl, and Cayo, Apache raised, a secretive man with a disturbing past. Sparks ignite, burning intensely despite cruel circumstances to separate them—an expertly woven story with witty dialogue, fast-paced plot, and stunning, enchanting prose! 

— Michelle Cox, award-winning author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series.

4.  2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

I started writing a novel when I was sixteen years old, but put it away, never to be seen again.  The reason I never finished was I didn’t think I had enough life experience, so I said to myself—perhaps you’ll write it when you’re forty!

The “Snows of Kilimanjaro” is narrated from a limited third-person point of view. While in Grad School, I rewrote Hemingway’s short story changing the POV. It turned out to be thirty-eight pages and it was a great lesson!

5.  Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know.

Never give up! Ever! And never forget why you began writing in the first place.  In Grad school, I remember being frustrated over my thesis, a collection of short stories, until I remembered that it was mine, mine alone, and nobody but little old me could write the way I do! Have fun with the writing, or give it up before it consumes you.  

Book Description

The Secret Language of Women

Winner of the Independent Publishers Book Awards (Gold Medal, Romance)

Set in China in the late 1800’s, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion.

When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo.

Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian’s dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. It is in Nushu, the women’s secret writing, that she chronicles her life and her hopes for the future.

Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest for freedom comes at a costly price: The life of someone close to her, lost in a raging typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.


“Rich with history, The Secret Language of Women offers a beautiful and harrowing landscape of love found, lost, and hunted for – at all costs and with dire consequences. Like the bound feet, so idealized in her novel, Romano’s characters are broken and reformed into both the beautiful and the grotesque. Haunting.”     

―Barbara Wood, New York Times bestselling author

The Secret Language of Women is a powerful and enchanting read. A brilliantly well-written tale that takes readers on one woman’s journey. For fans of Romeo and Juliet fans this is a must read […] I loved reading Nina Romano’s stunning piece, and I recommend it to readers world wide.”

–– San Francisco Book Review

“This is a beautiful story of hope and love stronger than any adversity. Very special historical fiction that is highly recommended!”

–– Historical Novel Society

“A stunning look at China at the turn of the twentieth century, this is a love story that crosses boundaries both cultural and geographic.” – Foreword Reviews
The Secret Language of Women is visionary, ambitious, and lyrically written. One comes to the end of it feeling as though she has traveled through a time machine, into a world so different, so vivid and real as to linger in the mind long after turning the last page.”

–– Wraparound South

SHORT Book Description

This first book in the Wayfarer series from award-winning writer Nina Romano is a love story set against the backdrop of war and upheaval, an era infused with superstition, history, and exotic customs. The story explores the universal themes of love and the atrocities of war, affirming that even in the face of tragedy, enduring love brings hope.

A love story―set against the backdrop of war and upheaval, an era infused with superstition, history, and exotic customs―that explores the universal themes of love and the atrocities of war, affirming that even in the face of tragedy, enduring love brings hope.

Book Description

Lemon Blossoms

2016 Finalist for Romance, Foreword INDIE

Angelica Domenico is born in a blossoming lemon grove, a prophetic fusion of sweet bloom and bitter fruit on an island governed by volcanoes and earthquakes.

In the continuation of Nina Romano’s epic Wayfarer Trilogy, an early childhood accident propels Angelica to battle trials in a world where proof of virginity is paramount. She suff ers the trauma of her aunt’s death in childbirth and is catapulted on a voyage towards the nunnery to seek refuge from a fear of intimacy. Fate intervenes on the Feast of Crucifixion when Giacomo Scimenti enters the family shop, and Angelica feels herself rent by lightning the instant they come face to face.

Lemon Blossoms is the story of Angelica’s struggle in pursuit of feminine identity and heritage while coping with the intricacies of loss, love, and yearning.

Book Description

 In America

2016 Chanticleer Media’s Chatelaine Book Awards Finalist

Beautiful, headstrong Marcella Scimenti has the affection of a handsome neighborhood boy, the love of her large Italian family, and serious dreams of singing in Hollywood. But the course of true love―nor the journey to finding one’s true self―never did run smooth.

In America follows the story of Marcella, the daughter of the characters at the center of Nina Romano’s continent-spanning Wayfarer Trilogy, as she comes of age in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in the late 1920s.

In the trilogy’s heartwarming conclusion, Marcella must learn to balance new friendships, promising suitors, and life as a modern working girl with the expectations of her tradition-bound family, all against the backdrop of a looming economic depression and a changing world. Along the way, she unearths a devastating family secret that shakes her to her core and tests the boundaries of her love, loyalty, and faith.


Amazon Author:  https://amzn.to/2SUamoF

The following three books are in hard cover, softcover print, and Kindle

Amazon: The Secret Language of Women  https://amzn.to/2MQZpNC  

Amazon: Lemon Blossoms  https://amzn.to/2TWqzYt

Amazon: In America  https://amzn.to/2Hl2VzT

Amazon: The Girl Who Loved Cayo Bradley  https://amzn.to/2Mawrvv

Goodreads:            https://bit.ly/2DCJ2lg

Twitter:                  https://twitter.com/ninsthewriter


Facebook:              https://bit.ly/2BFi38l

Website:                 www.ninaromano.com

Author Bio

Cynthia Hamilton is the author of nine books, which include fiction, mystery and memoir. SPOUSE TRAP is the first book in her Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series, which takes place in Santa Barbara, a town she is happy to have called her home for forty years. It is followed by A HIGH PRICE TO PAY, GIRL TRAP, and THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE. She is currently at work on the fifth book in the series.

FINDING RUTH was inspired by a photograph she found of her mother taken in 1949 while moving her into an Alzheimer’s facility. It was written as a means to discover who her mother was as a person in her own right, outside her role as “Mom”. ONCE UPON A LYME… A TALE OF TWO JOURNEYS chronicles her battle with a misdiagnosed disease and the unexpected upside of becoming a writer as a means of coping with the pain. LUCKY AT LOVE, ALLIGATORS IN THE TREES, and GOLDEN STATE are lighthearted looks at life, love and the resiliency of the human heart.

To learn more about the author, visit her website at http://cynthiahamiltonbooks.com

List of all your published books










Most recent book published

THE TROUBLE WITH PARADISE (Madeline Dawkins Mystery #4)

Life in beautiful Santa Barbara County will never be the same for two grieving widows. One is serving a lengthy sentence for the bizarre tractor death of her much older, land-rich husband. The other is convinced her husband’s death was no suicide.

During Madeline’s four-month convalescence, Steven Ridley—her jailbird ex—manages to get parole on the pretext of retraining inmates for their reentry into society. He has the audacity to enlist Mike’s help to find out if inmate Lindsay Bartholomew had been set up to take the fall for her husband’s death.

Santa Barbara D.A. Conrad Adams makes a personal appeal to MDPI on behalf of Natalie Sheckle, hoping Madeline and Mike can prove whether her husband took his own life, or if someone stitched him up for his own murder.

Never ones to shy away from longshots or lost causes, the duo dives into both cases. But now they must figure out what secrets these two men took to their graves.

2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

I’m a painfully slow reader and my eyes often play tricks on me.

Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know.

I love discussing books with other readers and writers. Feel free to contact me through my website or on Goodreads!

Alex Bailey


Alex Bailey was a bored writer/editor of documents as monotonous as vacuum cleaner manuals. She left that life behind to create more exciting worlds than the one she lived in, and now writes stories with a splash of magic. When Alex is not writing wild stories about her friend’s future, she tends to her organic garden while belting out show tunes. She also writes children’s books under the name of Hoot N. Holler. Some of her favorite hobbies include: embarrassing her children in public with her rhythmically-challenged dancing, cleaning the small disc around the stopper of the bathroom sink, and dallying. 

Please share 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

  1. My daughter and I were on a gluten-free diet for years before discovering we didn’t have a gluten intolerance. I had to make everything from scratch, including bread! This was before the GF craze, so there weren’t a ton of GF foods on the store shelves. On the bright side, I’ve got a book full of great recipes that I collected and still use.
  2. I’m now on a sugar-free diet (mostly).
  1. Anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know. That I think Carol is the most kind and generous person and an awesome author! Loved her book, Wham!

Once Upon a Romance

Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.

When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel’s wish is to ride her mom’s favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas. 

But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.

Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?

A heart-warming holiday romance set in “The Most Magical Place On Earth.”


Once Upon a Proposal

Ray and Sophie head back to “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” and this time Ray is bringing their two best friends . . . and a ring!

Having found his true love, Ray is over the moon about his perfect plan to ask Sophie for her hand in marriage. He arranges to return to the place they met, Walt Disney World, with their two best friends, Hyun and Carlos. But when Ray’s proposal attempts are foiled at every turn, he wonders if the universe is against him.

Sophie is concerned about returning to the place that holds so many memories, even though she’d overcome a lot of her issues on her last trip. But when Sophie suspects Ray is going to ask her to marry him, she’s confused about her feelings. Ray is her dream come true, but there’s a reluctance lurking beneath her love that she can’t explain. As the proposal nears, Sophie struggles to discover the source of her hesitation. The last thing she wants to do is hurt the man she loves.

Hyun is a huge Disney fan, and even though she had recently been to “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” she immediately accepts an invitation to return with her best friend, Sophie. When Sophie reveals her proposal apprehension, Hyun fears for Ray’s heart. Hyun will be there for her best friend and hinder Ray’s every attempt to propose, all while avoiding Ray’s inappropriate best friend, Carlos, the beast.

Carlos is almost as big a Disney fan as Hyun, and when he’s invited on a trip to Disney World, he’s thrilled to discover Hyun, the woman of his dreams, is also going. But when Hyun reveals to him that Sophie isn’t ready to accept a proposal, he teams up with Hyun to prevent Ray’s heartbreak. Carlos vows to show Hyun a different side of him and win her heart.

Will any of their dreams come true?


The Future Memoir of Ann Jones

When the perfectly-normal Ann Jones rants on about a bizarre and hauntingly immersive vision into her own future, her best friend, Alex, thinks she may have taken a swig or two.

After her freak encounter, Ann recounts the strange and foreboding glimpse of her future life—one that holds an unanticipated exuberance: her beloved husband dies suddenly (and questionably); she moves to the East Coast; finds love again; joins a peculiar knitting club (full of the strangest assortment of women, none of whom actually knit, but all of whom follow cult-like rules—such as, “What Happens in Knitting Club Stays in Knitting Club”); and becomes deliriously happy.

Her whole recollection leaves Alex’s head spinning with one question—has her friend totally lost it? How could anyone be deliriously happy about joining a knitting club? But when Ann presses Alex for an answer about what to do with this “future life vision experience”, Alex must decide whether this strange anecdote is just a desire to be free from Ann’s humdrum existence or a self-fulfilling prophecy. Should Alex support her friend’s “new life” or warn Ann’s husband about his impending doom . . .


Terror in Boring Town

Twelve-year-old friends, Sam and Rex live in a boring town. But then mysterious strangers arrive, and the boys’ humdrum summer vacation turns into the exciting adventure they’ve dreamed about.

When Sam and Rex accuse the strangers of being criminals, no one in the town believes them. The boys draft a plan to prove their suspicions are correct by uncovering the dangerous plot, which involves risking lives.

But will their plan work? Will the boys be able to stop the criminals in time? And whose lives will they be risking to expose the criminals?

For fans of the Hardy Boys, readers will enjoy this modern-day action and adventure, mystery detective book for children ages 9 to 12.

1st Place Winner for Mystery in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

Honorable Mention for Middle Grade Fiction in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

Winner of the 2018 Moonbeam Bronze Medal Children’s Book Award





Born and raised in New Zealand, a mother and wife who donates what spare time she has into volunteer work with Autistic children.

Ellie Douglas is addicted to horror, everything about it she loves. She enjoys creating strong characters that rise to the top from ordinary lives.

Her love affair with horror has seen her produce several award winning horror books.

Ellie is constantly striving to do more. She also makes professional book covers for authors and she is also a graphic artist and professional book cover maker. Along with website design, banners and logos.

Ellie’s ultimate aim is to give back, paying it forward and to constantly better herself. To give the audience amazing entertaining stories that she herself would read.

She would love to scare you…


List of all of my published books, including the adult coloring book collections, including all links directly to Amazon.

Hounded https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/154533465X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Hounded 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JPHTQ80/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3

Fear Inducer

The Dead Undone https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07837NTW6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

The Dead Wake Horror collection Vol 1 


Death O Death Horror collection Vol 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H31JY76/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

Toxic Desire https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N8PREQB/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6

Zombie Coloring Book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1542899788/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

Fantasy Coloring Book for Adults https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1543091830/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i8

The Everything Adult Coloring Book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1548149691/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i9

Animal Wonderland Coloring for Adults https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1543209912/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i10

Mandala Inspired Adult Coloring book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/154309869X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i11


Most recent published book

Death O Death Horror collection Vol 2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H31JY76/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5

Blurb for this book:

  Ten Horror Stories  

Unimaginable monsters to take your breath away.
What you can’t see will horrify you.
You’ll be squirming in sheer terror.
Real and unseen-evil awaits. Watching. Lurking. 
When you least expect, it will pounce and consume you!
Safety warnings: May induce a rise in blood pressure.
Don’t read alone.
Keep the lights on.

The question is: Are you brave enough?


I don’t really have anything that I haven’t revealed to fans before so I’ll skip question 4 and I’ll answer number 5: I’d like fans to know about the awards I have won.

Hounded has won the following:

Greenlight Screenplay Adaption Award

Readers Choice TCK Publishing

New Apple

Top Shelf

Book Excellence Award

The Dead Wake Horror Collection Vol 1 has won one award

Literary Titan Book Award

Author Bio

Denise Liebig is the award-winning author of The Dear Maude Trilogy. A true fan of historical fiction, she spends her free time researching historical events and writing about the possibilities. Denise also enjoys spending time in the present with her husband and three kids.

List of all your published books

Dear Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 1)

For the Love of Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 2)

Forever Maude (The Dear Maude Trilogy Book 3)

Sophia (Companion Novella to The Dear Maude Trilogy)

The Dear Maude Trilogy Boxed Set

Remembering Skye

Please tell us about your most recently published book.

My most recent book published was The Dear Maude Trilogy Boxed Set

Emily thought her college scholarship was a step forward…
But it turned out to be a step backward… IN TIME

The Dear Maude Trilogy, is a multi-genre novel that blends time travel romance, mystery and intrigue, set in different time periods, with enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages. It’s the multi-award winning story of a naive college graduate, whose first job is anything but conventional. 

Follow Emily’s unexpected journey, where journal entries to her deceased aunt and the powerful secrets they contain, become her only link to the life she once knew and the future she must choose to follow. 

Go on an unforgettable and romantic Time Travel adventure.

“Beautifully written, this story brings time travel to life!”

“Denise Liebig has such a grasp on storytelling that I had to shake my head a few times at how good it was.”

“The story is an amazing structure of originality that puts some established figures to shame. I found it hard to put down. So clever it’s narrative process I was totally unprepared for it…”

Awards and Recognitions:

2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Tall Tale Category (Dear Maude)
2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Official Selection (Dear Maude)
2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Solo Medalist Winner, Historical Fiction (For the Love of Maude)
2018 Global ebook Awards, Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Fantasy/Historical Setting (For the Love of Maude)
2018 Global eBook Awards, Bronze Medal Winner, Fiction-Romance Historical Category (For the Love of Maude)
2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards, Official Selection, Cross Genre Category (Forever Maude)

Visit the author’s website: www.deniseliebig.com
Twitter: @DeniseWithWords

Please list 2 or 3 things about yourself that you have never revealed to your fans before.

1. Writing novels wasn’t planned. I always wanted to write and illustrate children’s books, similar to Beatrix Potter.  I might do that someday still, but for now, I’m happy writing full-length novels.

2. I studied German in school, and, when I was in high school, I was an exchange student for a month in Northern Germany.  I also spent my sophomore year in college, studying in Salzburg, Austria.  I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, which definitely shows in my writing.

Is there anything you would like your fans or fellow authors to know?

I appreciate all the support I’ve received from fans and fellow authors since I first published in 2014.  I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to interact with some wonderful people who’ve given me both support and criticism that has helped me to grow as an author.   

S.S. Bazinet

Author Bio

When I first took up the pen and began to write, I stumbled and faltered. Wondrous tales were abandoned by the roadside as my inner critic hijacked each project. But my creative muse would not be silenced. Finally on a warm, Sunday afternoon, I gave in to its promptings with a clear declaration that I would just have fun. That decision was the key that unlocked the door to the stories that poured out. New and fantastic worlds unfolded, taking me on one of the grandest experiences of my life. Once I gave myself permission to enjoy the process of writing, I couldn’t write fast enough. Within a little over a year, I had finished the rough drafts of six books. More importantly, I was the happiest that I had ever been. Since then, writing remains my passion, demonstrating how glorious life can be when you do what you love to do. More than anything, I love to write stories and share them with my readers.

My author page on Amazon  – https://www.amazon.com/S.-S.-Bazinet/e/B0078KS7BO/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/SSBazinet 

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SSBazinet

List of all published books

OPEN WIDE MY HEART (A love story)

Book One: Traces Of Home 


Book One: Michael’s Blood

Book Two: Arel’s Blood

Book Three: William’s Blood

Book Four: Brother’s Blood

Book Five: Tainted Blood


Book One: My Brother’s Keeper 


Book One: Dying Takes It Out Of You 


Book One: An Inmate’s Tale from the Other Side

Book Two: A Vampire In Heaven

A Warlock Under The Mistletoe (Christmas romance)  

Vampires Suck But You Don’t Have To (Self-Help)  

Hurly Burly The Squirrel Next Door (Children’s)

Most recent book published

TRACES OF HOME (A love story)   Book One of OPEN WIDE MY HEART

Description:  Trying to escape her tortured past, Lea runs away from her fiancé, Dr. Matthew Howell.

Lost and alone, Lea accepts the help of Dr. Eric Lloyd and his mother. When they take her into their home and hearts, she finds security.

But is the price too steep? Does she have to give up everything, even the man she loves, to reclaim her sanity and herself?

Linda Watkins

Bio:  USA Todaybestselling author, Linda Watkins, who resides in Sedona, Arizona, is the author of the multi-award-winning Mateguas Island Series and the critically-acclaimed, bestselling thriller, Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery. In addition to these novels, she has also penned the award-winning contemporary romance, Summer Girl, A Novel and three novellas (Sarah & Zoey, A Story About the Power of Unconditional Love, The Night of the Sciurus, A Western Michigan Tale of Terror, and The Witches of Storm Island: Book I, The Turning), all of which have received excellent editorial and customer reviews.

Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Authors Guild, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.) and The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.

The adopter of three rescue dogs, Linda is serious about animal welfare and, all profits from The Mateguas Island Series are donated to her charitable trust, The Raison d’Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research which is administered through Schwab Charitable.

To find out more about Linda and her works, please visit her book website http://www.lindawatkins-author.com/, her blog, http://www.lindawatkins.biz/ where she posts book reviews and other items of interest, or her website dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series, http://www.mateguasisland.com/.

Published Works:

Mateguas Island, A Novel of Terror and Suspense

Return to Mateguas Island, A Tale of Supernatural Suspense

Ghosts of Mateguas, A Mateguas Island Novel

Summer Girl, A Novel

Sarah & Zoey, A Story About the Power of Unconditional Love

Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery

The Night of the Sciurus, A Western Michigan Tale of Terror

Most Recent book published:

Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery

Buy Link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7VQ9JV/


2018 Winner of the FIRST PLACE AWARD in Chanticleer International Book Awards’ PARANORMAL AWARDS!

>>>A Contemporary Gothic Series to Chill Your Bones and Warm Your Heart

A body found hanging from the ceiling fan in the tower room of the old manor house on Storm Island.

For nineteen years, Kate Pomeroy has suppressed that memory. A second-year-resident in surgery, she thinks she has her life under control. But a curious conversation overheard while taking a catnap launches her on a descent into a world filled with nightmarish visions that cause her to doubt her own sanity.

>>>An Unexpected Romance Battered By Waves of Terror, Old and New

Sent to Storm Island to rest and recuperate from an apparent breakdown, Kate is forced to come to grips with memories of the summer her mother died as well as new terrors that plague her mind. Even the blossoming of an unexpected romance with islander, Jeremy Bradshaw, cannot keep her fears at bay for long.

>>> A Mystery of Her Own Making?

The discovery of a strange little silo, hidden deep in the woods, spurs Kate to action as she tries to unravel its mysteries. But is the silo real or just another illusion created by her tortured mind?

>>>“An engrossing and suspenseful mystery.” Kirkus Review

Storm Island, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery, is the first book in a series of mysteries taking place on Storm, a remote island off the coast of Maine.

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