Author P. J. Devere: Pour Attitude

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Author Interview: P.J. DeVere

1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book? I chose romance because that is what I primarily read and enjoy. I think the world would be a much happier place if everyone read romance books. Pour Attitude is the third book in The Starkford Series, but it can be read as a standalone romance. It is a sexy, sarcastic contemporary romance that will have you hooked and laughing until the end.

2. Writers write what they know and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world?
I am the rebellious middle child through and through. I have always prided myself on being bold and independent, and it has served me well so far in life. I agree that good authors write what they know. I’ve been a mother, wife, elementary teacher, and attorney. So many stories bubble up from this mix of experiences that it keeps the creativity flowing.

3. Where is your favorite place to write? My favorite place to write is on my sofa in my living room. My back and neck don’t always appreciate this choice, but I love curling up with my laptop perched precariously on my leg and letting my fingers fly over the keyboard. 

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? I write objectively, so it doesn’t bother me to dispose of a storyline or character that isn’t working. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often. I write chronologically and edit as I go, so when I’m done with the initial writing, I am left with a pretty decent first draft.

5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? My favorite author is Richelle Mead. I would ask her what her inspirations are and probably follow that question with a litany of inane, fangirl questions that would drive her mad. In fact, I named Mads’ car in Pour Attitude after the heroine in Mead’s Succubus Series, Georgina.

6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows. I break out into song randomly, and I have a song for absolutely everything. Luckily, I married a man who does the same thing and doesn’t mind when I belt out an odd show tune or a power ballad.

7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack? The backpack better be big enough to hold a boat because I was not made for any type of stranded desert island situation. Knife, lighter, and rope would be of no use to me. What do I look like, MacGyver?

8. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be? It’s a hard toss-up between invisibility and flight, but I’d probably take flight. I love to travel, so the ability to fly would come in pretty handy.

9. Favorite snack? If I could live a healthy life on Spicy Nacho Doritos and wine, I would be one happy lady.

10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going, or do you drive the speed limit? When I’m writing, I know how it starts and how it ends (usually); however, everything else is pedal to the metal, full speed ahead.

Pour Attitude

by P.J. DeVere

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Madeline Everly wants to climb her muscular bartender like a mountain, but he seems opposed to the idea. After she starts working alongside him behind the bar, will he finally give into her?

When Madeline’s misogynistic boss, overbearing mother, and grudge holding sister become too much to bear, it’s time to let off a little steam. Mads has a wild streak, and she doesn’t apologize for it. She likes men, and she has her sights set on one in particular—Exel Kinley. If she can check him off her to-do list, maybe he won’t take up so much room in her head. As nothing in her life has ever been permanent, Mads has no problems going through men like she goes through gin and tonics at happy hour. Can she have the adventure she wants and the pleasure she craves, all from the same man?

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Excerpt:

“Got a new boyfriend to add to your collection?” Exel asks as he pours a drink for one of his customers. That’s the first voluntary thing he’s said to me tonight.

“That quota’s not going to fill itself. Why do you ask? Are you jealous?” I ask with a hand on my hip.

“At not being another notch in your bedpost? Nah.”

I don’t dignify that with a response. Instead, I turn and take more customers orders as they flood in. One of the women across the bar is specific as to what brand of vodka she wants in her Cosmo, so I scan our array of bottles on the wall behind me until I find it.

They don’t call it top shelf liquor for nothing, and it looks like I’m about to scale a wall. I get a good foothold on one of the lower shelves so I can swing a knee onto the slender countertop to climb up. I grab the bottle of Grey Goose which is now at eye level, and I’m contemplating my descent when strong hands grab my hips.

“Whoa!” I yell as Exel pulls me backwards off the counter and into his arms. I clutch the bottle of vodka to my chest as I fall into him, worrying about breaking the bottle and myself, but I don’t have to worry. He is in control of my fall as he brings his arms all the way around my waist to catch me. He puts my feet on the ground but holds me to him a moment or two longer than necessary.

“I would leave a pretty deep notch,” he whispers before releasing me from his hold and walking away like nothing ever happened.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

P.J. DeVere is the author of The Starkford Series. She was born and raised in Mississippi, where she is still a practicing attorney. A life-long lover of books, P.J. finds it hard to tear herself away from a steamy romance novel. She’s had multiple careers in her life, but writing is by far her favorite. Before earning her law degree from Ole Miss, she was a fifth-grade teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Mississippi State.

She is a wonderful wife, a terrible housekeeper, and a devoted mother. Her sons are all grown with lives of their own, and she is making use of this newfound time and freedom to get to know the imaginary friends in her head. She is giving readers a distinctly different view of life in the South as not everyone down here spits tobacco through a missing tooth hole or says “I declare” while lazily fanning herself under a magnolia tree. P.J. has found joy in creating a series of novels that reflects the Mississippi she knows and loves, and she hopes her readers will find the lure of returning to Starkford as irresistible as she does.

To learn more about P.J. please visit:

www.PJDeVere.com

www.facebook.com/PJDeVere7

www.twitter.com/p_devere

www.instagram.com/p.j.devere

Amazon buy link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PRVFC1H/

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Author Interview Dixie Jackson: Parallax

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Author Interview: Dixie Jackson

  1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book?

I have loved romance since I was a pre-teen when I picked up my first Sweet Dreams book. From there I progressed to Harlequins. I always sort of dabbled in the romance arena, long before I sought publication. When I decided to seek publication eleven years ago, it was just the natural fit. Parallax falls in the romance genre, but has elements of suspense and action-adventure. I didn’t really decide to go that direction. It was more like the writing progressed in that direction. I’m glad it did because I’ve had a blast writing this series so far.

2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a first born, middle or last child and how does this shape your view of the world?

I’m a first-born. I’m not so sure my birth order influences me nearly as much as my life experiences. With a husband who served in the Armed Forces for thirty years, I’ve done a good bit of traveling and everything, everyone, and every place I’ve come across has influenced my writing to some extent. That life certainly gave me an edge in writing the military aspects of my books.

3. Where is your favorite place to write?

I share an office with my beloved. My desk faces a window and I have bird feeders just there on the other side of the glass. I don’t stray from the office much when it comes to where I write.

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains?

I don’t think I’ve ever killed off a good guy. Now, bad guys? My black ops teams go to town in that arena. Leila, the heroine from Parallax, has no scruples when it comes to taking care of business, and as far as dealing with remains she usually just leaves them where they fall. Sometimes that’s at the bottom of stairwells.

5. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows.

If I told, then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore. 😉

6. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a back pack for company. What three items are in your survival pack?

Being married to a Marine, I am of course equipped with a water filtration system first and foremost. Past that, a weapon of some sort and a heat/fire source.

7. If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be?

I already have one. I’m an ace at overcoming adversity and remaining calm in a crisis. Moving with the military over a dozen times in twenty years instilled in me these powers.

8. Favorite snack?

Lately, it’s been these Banana brand plantain chips in the Acapulco lime flavor. They’re delicious!

9. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit? I’m a whiz at navigation! Even with an old-fashioned paper map. And yes, I’m that boring middle-aged woman who putts along at the speed limit.

Parallax

by Dixie Jackson

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GENRE: Romance Suspense

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BLURB:

Six years later, Trent Wayland still isn’t over his spring fling. Probably because he was convinced when he married Captain Leila O’Neil, their fling would go on a lifetime. Leila is his soul mate and Trent knows it. He might not admit it on a regular basis, but that doesn’t negate the raw emotion she draws out of him each and every time he thinks about her. Forget the fact his heart splits in two all over again when he’s afforded the luxury of hearing her voice. That doesn’t happen often, however. Leila only tosses a handful of words his way when she initiates the weekly video calls he’s allowed with the other love of his life, their daughter Lucy.

Once upon a time, Leila O’Neil wanted to be a Marine when she grew up. She worked hard, she landed a seat at the Academy, and she was the head of her class. Then her dream was destroyed and she traded it in for a new one at the nearest Coterie portal. She wears so many faces and so many hats, at some point she lost track of her soul. That didn’t really bother her until Trent Wayland came along and almost peeled her dressing room curtain back nearly exposing her innermost person. The real person, the real Leila, who once upon a time wanted to be a Marine when she grew up.

Leila misses the real person and realizes it at the worst possible moment. With her daughter’s life on the line and Trent on the scene of the crime, Leila figures out she’s been using her hurt and anger to fuel all the wrong goals. In a daring move, she puts it all on the line, hoping it’s enough to gain her freedom from her handlers and her husband’s forgiveness.

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Excerpt:

“Can this wait?” she asked, clearing her throat and speaking in a much lower, calmer voice than she felt like using on him at the moment. “I need to compartmentalize everything that’s coming at me all at once so I can process it in some sort of orderly fashion and manage to not get us killed before we get the chance to talk about what may or may not be going on between us.”

“Do you have a label for that box?” Trent drilled, glaring at her.

“Which one?” She tapped her fingernails against the table and pursed her lips, trying to stay the wellspring of anger bubbling up at his completely inappropriate timing. And if he only knew. Leila had so many boxes she neatly placed things in it’d be easy to completely lose track of the exact number and location inside her head of all them.

“The one you stuff us in every time things reach a point you might actually have to say it.” When his nostrils flared, Leila could no longer hold back the sarcastic cynic she could be so easily.

“Say what?” She quirked one side of her mouth up and all but batted her lashes, daring him to continue down this path.

“You know very well what,” Trent roared, slamming a fist against the table causing the silverware still setting on the edges of plates on the other end of it to rattle and tea to spill out over the top of her unfinished cup, which was most likely cold and bitter by now. “You’ve not said it in a long while, either, you know.” Leila pulled her now drying hair behind her ears and gnawed on the inside of her lip. Trent didn’t answer, instead just sat back down and grabbed his phone. “I have my reasons but they’re not the same as yours, you coward. You’re afraid.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in the heart of the Ozarks, Dixie Jackson learned a love of the written word at a young age. She remembers spinning tales before she could even write them down, but it was the encouragement of her sixth-grade creative writing teacher which would plant the idea that just never seemed to go away. She wanted to someday see her works in print.

Dixie makes her home in the Great Smoky Mountains with her retired Marine husband, two rescue dogs, and her beloved chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her digging in the dirt and nurturing her plants while plotting the next step in one story line or another. She also loves experimenting in her kitchen, embroidering, quilting, crocheting, tracing her family’s twisted tree, and of course reading.

You can find Dixie at:

Blog: https://www.dixiejackson.net

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sweetteamafia/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19160992

Instagram: @dixiejwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dixiejacksonauthor/

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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/dixie-jackson

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Author Ellen W. Martin Excerpt Tour: Into The Devil’s Den

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Into the Devil’s Den – Snared by Their Own Lies

by Ellen W. Martin

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GENRE: Suspense Thriller

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BLURB:

For twenty-years Sam Steele lived with a lie gnawing at his conscience — for twenty-years his only child believed her mother was dead. Without warning his ex-wife springs from the ashes of the past and reaches out to him in his capacity as a veteran Immigration Custom Enforcement agent.

When Sam’s ex dumps a father’s living nightmare into his lap, he must choose between doing his duty as a law enforcer and jeopardizing his cherished relationship with his daughter. Circumstances beyond his control leave him no choice. Before he can seek forgiveness, TERRI ANNE disappears. Sam neglects his duties as an ICE agent and becomes obsessed in finding her. In the wake of his search he unravels a trail of murder, illegal Green Card marriages, and unveils a jihadist’s plot to launch a terror attack on American soil.

INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN – SNARED BY THEIR OWN LIES weaves a tangled tale of suspense, murder, and treachery. Each twisted circumstance is triggered by that one well-intended lie Sam Steele told his child — a lie that mushrooms into several more falsehoods and leaves multiple lives dangling by a single thread. The daunting task of facing the truth and the race against time pushes ICE agent Sam Steele’s integrity to the limit.

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Excerpt:

SAM pulled his gaze from the antique wall clock ticking away the minutes before Sylvia would arrive. He reached deep into the desk drawer and searched for the crushed, near empty cigarette package. It was still there. Sam inhaled the stale sweet tobacco, but returned the cigarettes to their hiding place. Sylvia had been the reason he had started smoking twenty years ago, and she was the reason it took fifteen to quit.

He pressed the intercom button. “Maggie, when my two o’clock arrives, tell her I’m on long distance.”

“So now you’ve added lying to my job description,” she said.

Sam released a long sigh. “I’m not in the mood for your attitude today. Just do it.”

“Who is this mystery woman anyway?”

“None of your concern,” Sam said.

“I’ll find out sooner or later.”

A dull throb nagged at his temple. “Has my daughter called?”

“No, Terri Anne hasn’t checked in.”

“If she does, interrupt me no matter what.”

“When are you going to realize she’s an adult and tired of your smothering?” Maggie asked.

Sam dropped the phone into the cradle and snatched the crumpled package once again. He shook his head. Women will be the death of me yet.

He shoved a cigarette between his lips and stared at the clock inching toward two P.M. In a few moments, Sylvia would breeze back into his life without a second thought.

Sam slammed the desk drawer shut. Dormant anger roared to the surface. Once again he stood at their bedroom door, dripping with sweat and pointing his .45 at Sylvia and her wetback lover with the sheet pulled up to his neck, eyes bulging with fear. She just lay there, propped against pillows with a smug smile on her face; her body still glistened with perspiration.

This is ridiculous, Sam thought. Sylvia had not even arrived, and she was already controlling his emotions. He yanked the cigarette out of his mouth and tossed it into the trash.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A proud wife of a retired Air Force officer, mother of one son and grandparent of three grandchildren, Ellen, didn’t start writing until retirement years, and even then she considered writing a hobby.  In 2019 she published a historical fiction, SONS OF CUBA, a two book series.  INTO THE DEVILS DEN is her third publication.  During the early months while COVID-19 was wreaking havoc through the nation and around the world, she took the opportunity to write another suspense thriller entitled SHATTERED LOYALTIES which she hopes will be published and released sometime in 2021.

The Martin’s call the snow-white beaches and emerald waters near Northwest Florida home. 

YouTube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXjrxrHp1fQ

Buy Links:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QVHY2ZR/ref=dp-kindle-redirect

Booklocker: https://booklocker.com/books/11289.html

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Author Janice Tremayne: Bolder Blindsided

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An Australian alpine ghost town. A priest turned supernatural detective. A missing persons cold case. Will bolder track down the voracious demon?

When Detective Wellock hushers in Zack Bolder to investigate a missing person case in the Australian ghost town of Walhalla, they form the most formidable tag team of supernatural investigators, working for the police branch for unexplained crimes. Perched amongst the alpine area, this tourist backed ghost town is renowned for its gold mining past and stories of hardship, deprivation, and death. It becomes a perfect setting for an unexplained missing person’s cold case.

When Bolder realizes every demon has a weakness—it’s blindside, he confronts the demonic presence, head on for an ultimate encounter to save the town. As this evil entity is sly as a fox with more turns that a two-mile car racetrack, Bolder must be at his best to overcome the devil that has cursed the town since 1876.

Can Bolder uncover the curse that strangleholds the town and thrust out the evil entity before more innocent people go missing and suffer an imminent fate?

Bolder Blindsided is the first book of the Zack Bolder Supernatural Suspense Thriller Series. If you like a fast-moving, energetic, and nail-biting supernatural suspense thriller guaranteed to raise your heartbeat, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.

Pick up your copy today and meet Zack Bolder!

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The ghost wore a red-and-blue-checked shirt with suspended loose-fitted corduroy trousers, covered by an oversized sack coat and wavers for shoes—a type of waterproof gumboot. It had a white handkerchief tied around the neck and a broad felt hat. It peered with a skinny, sunken face, white and devoid of any existence. With an elongated nose and red bloodshot eyes—Gazza knew it was not from this world.

Gazza was a panderer, a good-looking guy that liked to mix with beautiful girls—he was not a fighter. And yet, he realized he was going to confront the most significant battle for his life. He stood firm, upright and arms folded—a natural reaction as his defence mechanism kicked into overdrive. But that could not hide his vulnerability as he trembled inside in fear for his life.

He continued flashing his torchlight at the phantasm circling him with prancing eyes, ready for its next move. Whatever happened to Jamie, I’m next, he thought.

The icy cold wind blew a gust across the mining shafts, and the moonlight made way for darkness as the clouds rolled in suffocating any virtue of hope. It was pitch black, and his torchlight was starting to fade slowly as the battery life dwindled. He tapped on his torch to get back the light he so desperately needed, but it was only temporary. The phantom continued circling and stomping on the hallowed turf, peering at him with penetrating eyes—ready to make its move. His phone torchlight was his next best thing, but that power source was also dwindling.

The phantom lifted a gold miner’s pickaxe and raised it into the air as a glitter of light reflected off the tips of the sharp end. Gazza instinctively covered his face by raising his right arm. The phantom came for him, and with an almighty swoop, the pickaxe fell on Gazza. He screamed for help, just like Jamie did—but no one was there to hear his final plight to the world. Had the demon murdered Gazza or taken him, prisoner?

About the Author:

Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.

She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.

Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.

The concept of writing the Haunting Clarisse series was spawned over a cup of coffee many years ago, and she has not looked back since. Her books contain heart-thumping, bone-chilling, and thought-provoking ghost and paranormal experiences that deliver a new twist to every tale.

Website: http://www.janicetremayne.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hauntingclarisse

Buy Link:

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08J7V1S3K/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6

Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/Bolder-Blindsided-Zack-Supernatural-Thriller-ebook/dp/B08J7V1S3K/ref=sr_1_14

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Author Gail Koger: Stealing Jia

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Jia grew up in an orphanage that turned children into master thieves and gave the school of hard knocks a run for its money. Jia’s psychic talents have kept her alive, but not out of trouble. While searching for her adopted brother, Jia finds herself on a galactic adventure with a horde of mischievous extra-terrestrial kids she’s determined to protect. Adding to the chaos is an Askole Battle Commander who claims she is his mate. How is that even possible? They’ve never met.

Trayon, the Battle Commander, is a deadly Askole. Huge. Battle hardened muscles. A regular warrior’s nightmare with black, armor-plated skin and tentacles. Who knew the scary guy was such an excellent kisser and had the heart of a romantic? All Jia ever wanted was a family of her own. Maybe an alien family wouldn’t be so bad.

To win Jia, Trayon must prove he loves her and she’s not some female the Coletti Overlord just sold him. But first, he has to keep the trouble magnet alive long enough to convince her.

Read an Excerpt

I frowned as I stepped into the restaurant. The only light came from the numerous candles decorating the tables. The darkness and the access to the catacombs was a little too handy. Was Giovanni planning another kidnapping? If so, he had picked the wrong girl to mess with.

Like a wraith, Giovanni appeared out of the darkness. His white silk suit could double as a lab coat. “My darling, I am so glad you came.” With a bow, he handed me a single red rose.

“How could I resist someone who loves to Tango as much as I do.” I took the rose gingerly. A funny chemical smell emanated from the flower. “Thank you. It’s beautiful.”

“It’s a simple gift from my garden. The unique fragrance stimulates the senses. Take a deep breath and you will see what I mean,” Giovanni said, watching me carefully.

The chemicals tickled my nose. Ker-choo! Ker-choo! Ker-choo! Ker-choo!

Giovanni recoiled in disgust as I sneezed repeatedly in his face.

“Oh dear, I’m so sorry. I’m allergic to flowers.”

His wiped his face off and gritted, “It matters not.”

“Truly?” I snagged the red silk hankie from his lapel pocket and blew my nose vigorously. The expression on his face when I handed it back to him was priceless.

Giovanni dropped the offending hankie on a passing waiter’s tray.

I stuffed the stinky rose into his lapel pocket. “Much better.”

About the Author: I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea of what a real emergency is. Take this for an example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am, but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone, I took up writing.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Askole
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colettiwarlordbooks/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gail-Koger/e/B001K838BY/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
Website: http://www.gailkoger.com

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Author Interview: Maria DeBlassie & Hungry Business

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Author Interview: Maria DeBlassie

1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book? I write inspirational non-fiction, cozy Gothic stories, urban fantasy, and romance.  I find they all nourish one another.  My non-fiction books on everyday magic help me craft the enchanting worlds in my fiction and my genre stories guide me deeper into everyday conjuring in my life beyond the written word.  Hungry Business is one of my cozy Gothic stories.  It’s about how dating is the zombie apocalypse of the soul.  Everyone’s had them—those dates that leave you feeling hopeless or uninspired or fearful that you’ll never find love.  It’s an ugly, hard feeling, but one that was important to write about.  Sometimes the best thing we can get real about what’s not working in our lives so we can make room for hope and growth. lt’s a little creepy, a little chilling, but a whole lot hopeful.  The Gothic genre is all about facing the darkness so that we can find the light.

2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world? I’m right in the middle.  I’ve got two older siblings and a younger one.  I think it’s taught me how to be a great observer.  When you come from a big family, you learn to be loud and loving and communicative, but you also learn to watch and listen.  It teaches you a lot about human nature!

3. Where is your favorite place to write? I should say my writing nook—the place I’ve carved out in my apartment that has an overstuffed bookshelf, great reading chairs, and the lovely writing desk I’ve been writing on since I was a teenager.  And I do write there often.  But I also love writing at my kitchen table.  A pot stew on the stove and the kettle on for hot water.  Endless mug of tea by my side.  Bliss!

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? It’s not pretty, but we’ve got to do it for the sake of the story.  I put all the remains in my literary compost!  If I wrote it, I feel like it helped me get where I needed to in the story, even if I had to take it out at the end.  I take those scraps and fold them into my compost among my wriggler worms and coffee grinds.  May they give me fertile soil for the next book.

5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? Oh dear, that’s a tough one!  I’m not sure I’d want to, honestly, for fear of dispelling the magic of their stories.  I’d rather stumble across an author I love, make some sort of strange and knowing eye contact from across the street, and keep walking.  There’s power in mystery.

6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows. This is kind of an open secret at this point, but I’m a bruja. I believe in everyday magic, the power of the universe, the seen and the unseen, and the daily spells we cast without thinking—the wishes, thoughts, and actions we cast out into the world to bear fruit.  When we’re more intentional about this energy, we can direct it towards hope and healing.  I also hoard way too many mason jars, have my own witchy herb garden, deal the tarot, and know that storytelling is one of the deepest forms of magic.

7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack? Hmmm…I would definitely bring my familiar, a black cat named Smoke. He’s a crafty fellow and could likely get me out of all sorts of trouble, plus a pen and notebook—there’s plenty of spells and stories I could create with just those two things!

8. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be?
Hmmmm…maybe to be like those super-cool abilities like being able to be at peace when the world storms around you.  Is that a power?  Feel like it’s something I’m still learning how to do, so if I ever achieved that kind of equilibrium it would feel pretty magical!

9. Favorite snack? Popcorn with nutritional yeast.  Delicious!

10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit? I’m a granny driver, so I’d probably be five miles under the limit—but I’d eventually get to my destination, ha.

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Hungry Business: A Short Story

by Maria DeBlassie

GENRE: Gothic, Horror (Cozy)

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From the multi-award-winning author of Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings comes a cozy Gothic short story about searching for connection in a world that’s forgotten the power of everyday magic.

Looking for love can be deadly…

You know how it goes.  You go out, hoping to meet someone.  You wade through your fair share of brainless automatons, lifeless bodies, and ravenous undead good at passing as human.  

The more you go out, the less hope you feel and the colder your body gets.  But you keep at it.  All you need is one beating heart to match your own before yours stops pumping altogether.  How hard can it be to find one living, breathing human in a city full of bodies? 

Dating. 

It’s hungry business. 

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Excerpt:

The things you do for love.  Like talking yourself into thinking that the lifeless body across the table from you has his own kind of charm. Surely his gray pallor is only a trick of the light.  His skeletal frame might even be considered athletic.  You try not to look at his chipped and bloodied fingernails as you force down your mediocre steak tartar.  Sadly, that room temperature appetizer will be the hottest thing on the menu tonight.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and award-winning educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings (Moon Books 2018), and her ongoing blog, Enchantment Learning & Living are about everyday magic, ordinary gothic, and the life of a kitchen witch. When she is not practicing her own brand of brujeria, she’s reading, teaching, and writing about bodice rippers and things that go bump in the night.  She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com.

Social Media Links:

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Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Hungry-Business-Short-Maria-DeBlassie-ebook/dp/B08L48MVHD

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Author Parker Fairchild: Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship

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On a Caribbean cruise, a platter full of cookies, and a shot of Christmas magic yields a perfect pairing.

Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancé—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.

Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them.

Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic.

Read an Excerpt

“What’s wrong, sweetheart?” He reached out to touch her cheek, but she swatted his hand away.

She was gettin’ good!

“Don’t you dare call me sweetheart, you lying scoundrel you!”

She shoved her phone in his face. “Explain this, Commander Casanova? Did you think you could get away without ever telling me? Sneak it past me that you were my sister’s ex-boyfriend?”

How satisfying it was to watch all the color drain from his face.

About the Author:

Parker Fairchild is a social media copywriter, a freelance writer with multiple writing credits, and a model. Recently, she Cnished writing a client’s memoirs, which will be published in the next few months.

A Virginia native, she and her husband have their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, “they haven’t stopped talking since.” When she’s not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.

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Author Interview: Janice Tremayne & Haunting In Old Tailem

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Author Interview: Janice Tremayne

1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book?
I have always been a fan of horror since I was a child, so it came naturally to me. I wrote this book because I am exploring the conflict between good and evil, we face every day. In a spiritual sense, I am also exploring the afterlife.

2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world? I do not believe I could have written this book in my earlier years of life. You require life experience and the ability to conceptualize the storyline so it’s meaning to the reader. I am the firstborn in my family, and with that came the responsibility of being the oldest child. It meant I had to learn fast and think quickly in certain situations.

3. Where is your favourite place to write? To be a good storyteller, you need the right environment to tap into your creative thought. My perfect place is the beach in a sunny and warm location—Fiji, the Australian Gold Coast, or even Boracay in the Philippines. My second favourite place is the local café next to the lake. Again, there is this theme of water and relaxation, peace and enjoyment of the environment.

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? My characters become my friends, and that’s how I get to know them. I don’t kill off the protagonist in the books I write. However, I feel the sadness with the murders that take place at the hands of the demon. I don’t discuss the disposal of the bodies either. There are some places in death I don’t like to visit in my books, and that is probably one of them.

5. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows. I saw a ghost as a child in a spooky old house we lived in. Children have imaginations, and I was around eight years old. It was real to me, and I screamed for my dad in the next room. I have never forgotten it.

6. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack?

a) A laptop with never-ending power supply

b) Food and water

c) A mobile phone

7. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be? The ability to read people’s thoughts before they speak.

8. Favorite snack? Chocolate, I’m a sweet tooth and have tried to kick the habit!

9. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit? I always want to get to places quickly. When I was younger, I was considered brash and always looking for new ideas. These days I have calmed down and prepared to be more patient, but I still get this urge to do things as quickly as possible. It may have to do with the notion that life is short and we should achieve whatever we can in our lives.


HAUNTING IN OLD TAILEM

by Janice Tremayne

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GENRE:  Supernatural suspense, horror

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An Australian Ghost town. A resident demon and a local Shaman. A confrontation with evil awaits.

Clarisse realizes that running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can’t hide. When some ghosts get tired of hanging around, they latch onto you. At the centre of the war on evil is a historic Church that carries dark secrets within its walls. After she meets with the local Shaman, Clarisse discovers secrets with evil consequences by digging too deep into the town’s past. When matters become complicated, she visits a circus of young performers on the outskirts of town triggering unexpected paranormal events and unleashing memories of a one-hundred-year curse. After being caught in the crossfire of a battle for evil supremacy, Clarisse confronts Little Charlie as he rallies the town’s ghosts into an impeccable evil stronghold.

Can the local Shaman and townsfolk rally in her quest to defeat the evil incarnate or will the town succumb to Little Charlie and his evil crew?

Haunting in Old Tailem is the third book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like spine-tingling, chilling, creepy and spooky supernatural thrillers, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.

Pick up your copy today and follow Clarisse through her battles with evil!

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Excerpt:

As he got closer to the shrub, in the direction of the voice, a Raggedy Ann doll ducked its head out of the bush and bounced about, trying to get his attention. It looked like an old-style doll and something his grandparents would have played with as children. It had curly red hair, blue trousers, and a big, greedy smile.

A puppet show, he thought.

Archie wanted to touch the doll. It was so lifelike that it had him mesmerized, like a spell had been cast on him. He walked another foot to get a better look, more curious.

“Psst, psst … Want to play with me?” asked the Raggedy Ann. It was alive! Its mouth moved in a synchronized motion, but there was no ventriloquist behind it.

When Archie was at arm’s length from the doll, something grabbed his ankles and started to drag him. It pierced into his skin like long nails, penetrating and scratching. He screamed and kicked as panic set in, fighting back with all his might.

“Cecilia! Cecelia! Help me! Help me!” Archie yelled toward the other children where his sister looked on in horror. His waved his hands while being dragged facedown, scraping the soil and trying to grab onto anything he could.

With one hand on each ankle, the evil beneath the shrub latched onto him with painted black fingernails on white hands that looked dead as they continued to clutch onto him and pull him.

Archie managed to grab ahold of a log with both arms curled around it, holding as tightly as he could, like his life depended on it, which it did.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.

She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.

Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.

The concept of writing the Haunting Clarisse series was spawned over a cup of coffee many years ago, and she has not looked back since. Her books contain heart-thumping, bone-chilling, and thought-provoking ghost and paranormal experiences that deliver a new twist to every tale.

www.janicetremayne.com.au

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Author Interview: Ina Carter with Crimson Snow

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Author Interview: Ina Carter

1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book?

Crimson Snow is at its core a NA sport romance, but I think it is not a novel typical for the genre. The story digs deep into human emotions and explores the effects of childhood trauma, loss, and overcoming adversity through the power of love. Romantic love is part of it, the main hero is a college baseball star, but those are only a few elements of Crimson Snow. I wanted this to be a coming of age story, where my heroes dealt with a lot of trauma as children but also learned how to overcome it. The book is about complicated family relationships, and it touches on some social issues like racial inequality.

2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world?

I am a first born, and fit the stereotype of being headstrong and trying to direct the whole show (just ask my husband and my kids 😉) I have only one younger sister, but we were only eleven months apart, so in a lot of ways we were like twins – trading clothes, had the same group of friends, even though we went to different high-schools. The fact I was the older sister made me be the responsible one, and I think it shaped my views that there was no one else to blame for my failures.  

3. Where is your favorite place to write?

My favorite place to write is my living room couch. When I do research for a book, I print out images of the places I am describing or of people who look like my characters. I spread them all out on my coffee table and use them as inspiration. This year during the COVID quarantine, the living room got a little crowded, and my “happy place” got invaded by my kids. At least it gave me an excuse to finally convert our guest room into an office. It’s still a work in progress, but I hope I’ll find the peace and quiet I need to write without distractions. Here are a few pictures of my new office:

Pretty cool office!

4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains?

The phrase “killing your darlings” means letting go. As authors, we get so sucked into our fictional worlds that every single detail, character, or line of dialogue has meaning to us. Editing out or cutting chapters is the most difficult process. The best advice I got was from my editor Jessica Tastet. She told me to read every chapter and ask myself the question, “Does it move the story along?” This worked for me, and now I can easily identify redundant chapters or places where my story slows down. Another practice I developed is to write two sentences summary of each chapter in a footnote. This helps me easily identify if the chapter is not contributing to the action of the plot, and in the end, I also have a short synopsis ready.

5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them?

My favorite author of all time is P.G. Wodehouse. I read his books every time I feel dejected or miserable, and his dry sense of humor is my cure for everything. Even though I am absolutely curious to find out more about his motivation for writing a social satire in the early 20th century England, my one question would be of a personal nature. Was he a happy person? I know that for me, writing comedies is an outlet for my anxiety. When the sky starts falling, my one way to cope is to write something that would make me laugh. Many comedians would tell you that their humor comes out of pain. I am curious if Sir Wodehouse, who was a son of an aristocrat and obviously didn’t face hardship and poverty, had personal struggles that inspired his writing.   

6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows.

I lived half my life on another continent, and I am bi-lingual. I like to immerse myself in the world I am writing about (unless it’s a fantasy) and, when possible, travel to the places I describe in my books. This year travel was impossible due to COVID, so for the book I am currently writing (follow up on Crimson Snow), I spent days “exploring” Moscow and Florida through virtual tours and street view “drives” on Google maps.

7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack?

I love this question! It might be simple on the surface, but it digs deep for me, making me question what are the most important things in my life that without them living is not worth it. As a practical person, I would say that #1 item to have on a deserted island is water. This is the survivalist instinct that likely everyone has. The rest is more complicated. My son, who is a young filmmaker wrote a short film asking a similar existential question: What would you do if you know you have fifteen minutes to live? Would you try changing the circumstances that would lead to your death or choose to spend a few more minutes with the people you love? So, if I am on a deserted island, I think I’ll bring a picture of my family and my favorite book (not sure which one, but it will be a comedy). Love and laughter are the two things that life is not worth living without. 

8. If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be?

The one superpower I would love to have is time travel. I do it in my head all the time anyway, imagining places in the future and reading historical books. I am a big history buff and even wrote my college graduation thesis on the subject of the history of medicine. If I can visit those places in the past or the future, it won’t be simply to observe the changes in human progress, but most likely to search for the similarities and the things in humankind that never changed. 

9. Favorite snack?

My favorite snack is simple – veggies of any kind – raw and without any dipping sauce or condiments. My kids hate them, so more for me 😊

10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit?

I never go slow, always push the speed limit, but I am also prepared and know how to get to my destination. Even in the literal sense, I do study my routes before I drive off, trying to memorize all the turns and plan the actions I have to take in my head.

Crimson Snow

by Ina Carter

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GENRE: Contemporary romance

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The Greeks had seven words for LOVE. I felt all of them for ONE MAN…

My name is Lauren, and I was a stolen baby.

They found me in a trailer park in rural Texas when I was eight years old. My childhood wasn’t perfect, but then I had Kevin. He was my everything…

When they returned me to my biological parents, we were torn apart.

My new family desperately tried to fix me, make me forget him… My father kept me on a short leash and controlled every aspect of my life. The one thought keeping me afloat was to find Kevin, but he vanished without a trace.

I searched for him for twelve years, but the man I found was not the boy I lost. He is a college baseball star, tattooed, moody, and dark… And he hates me.

Can Kevin help me defeat my demons, or does he have too many of his own?

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Excerpt:

I was taken to another room with a big table and many chairs. A woman came in, sat across from me, and started telling me things about how Mamma was not my real mom and neither was Daddy. She said Mamma told Stacy she stole me when I was a baby from some hospital in the California State. I knew those were lies, and I told her Stacy is a liar. All I could think of was Kevin, not about Mamma and Daddy. She was trying to tell me he was not my brother, either. When I heard that I had to go with her and stay for a while with some nice people, I started crying.

“Is Kevin coming too?” I sobbed.

“No, sweetheart. He would have to stay in another place.”

I tried to run away from the room. All I wanted was to get back to my brother. The officer must have been guarding the room from the outside because he grabbed me before I could get away from him.

At the same time, I saw another man taking Kevin out of the doctor’s room. My brother looked at me, and I would never forget his eyes. Desperate, fearful, broken. His whole face was distorted by the pain. It was radiating from his whole being.

I kicked and screamed. Called Kevin’s name. I bit the hand that was holding me prisoner. Kevin was also pulling away, trying to kick the policeman keeping him captive.

I don’t know why, but they let us go. We ran to meet in the middle of the corridor and collapsed down to our knees, wrapping our arms around each other. And we cried.

“You are my sister, Jules. My friend. My… everything,” Kevin sobbed, and his words were echoing my exact thoughts.

“Please, Kevin! Don’t let them take you away from me! Please!” I begged him.

But they were already pulling him from my arms, breaking our souls, ripping away from me the one person I loved the most in this world.

“I’ll find you, Jules! I’ll come for you!” Those were the last words he said to me…

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ina Carter has always been an avid reader. She discovered her love for writing at an early age when her first poem was published in a literary magazine at age twelve. As a lifetime collector of inspirational stories, Ina believes that love is the most powerful force in the Universe. She writes in multiple genres – romantic comedies, contemporary and paranormal. Ina lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and one very temperamental cat. You can find more about Ina and future book releases at www.InaCarter.com.

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Author Ann Jeffries: Walking on the Wilde Side

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Wealthy reporter Simon Wilde is a former US Navy SEAL who uses his position to cover his covert action for a secret world enforcement agency. He returns from three months of a covert mission in the Middle East and Africa to find three murdered victims in his home. One of the deceased is a former lover of his.

DC Police Detective Eve Montgomery, a former Coast Guard Officer who is also a pilot, has just closed a complicated drug case resulting from months of undercover work. She is looking forward to taking a few days off to rest and relax. As one of the top cops in the Washington, DC, Police Department, she is called in to take point on the murder of three people in the home of a reporter.

When drive-by shots are fired at Wilde and Montgomery, Eve determines that it’s best to hide Wilde away from anyone who might be gunning for him. While Wilde recovers from gunshot wounds, he and Montgomery work together to try to figure out who killed the people in his home and why someone is trying to kill him.

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Surprised by the gesture and quick service, he thanked the man and planned to make his way to a cab stand when he heard someone say, “Over here, Wilde child.” Leaning against her chauffeured Bentley and thumbing through her iPhone, Simon looked up to see Veronica Henderson Wilde. A smile lifted a corner of his mouth as he approached her. She angled her head for his expected kiss on her cheek, but never stopped scanning her text messages.

“Hi, Mom. This is a surprise. How did you know I was coming home today?” Her ever-faithful driver, Mr. Harrell, took his duffle and put it in the trunk.

“I’m your mother. I’m omniscient. I know everything.” Opening the rear car door for him she trailed him into the car and once seated said, “Someone saw you running like a track star through the airport in Niamey, Niger, and noted which flight you were on. Pictures of you are all over the social media sites. Good form, I’d say, but, of course, you take after my side of the family in that regard. The Scots were always better at track and field in the Olympics than the Irish. On your father’s side, they’d stop in a pub and have a lager of dark beer with a lemon wedge along the way in a ten-K race while our winners played Scotland the Brave at the finish line.”

He laughed at his mother’s joke and believed it to be true. His paternal relatives owned pubs all over Ireland and parts of the east coast of America. However, his maternal Scottish relatives were dyed-in-the-wool politicians. His maternal grandfather, in his seventies, a government minister, was still considered a firebrand by the Scottish Parliament. first minister, designated by the Parliament, required approval by the Queen of England before he could be seated. He ruled the devolved powers of the Scottish government with an iron fist defying the crown in areas of education, agriculture, health, and justice. Veronica Henderson Wilde was a chip off her old man’s block and considered a skillful agitator in the US House of Representatives for the benefit of her constituents. “The press and news media are camped out in the airport awaiting your arrival,” his mother continued. “The last story you posted has everyone talking. Your father would be spastic and apoplectic if you gave an interview to a competitor before he has an opportunity to have you interviewed on one of his Sunday magazine talk shows. I dearly love your father, but at the moment, I want to continue to have a good sexual relationship with him. If he’s paroxysmal, sex with him might be problematic. So, now that you’re home, he’ll start the promos and teasers for your appearance right away on his network, then he’ll be responsive when I jump his bones. You’re scheduled to do Let’s Talk About It live on Sunday at 1:00 P.M. He asked me to tell you he expects your byline before the Friday evening edition of the news.” Simon smirked and got comfortable in the roomy back seat, stretching out his long legs. Tilting his head back against the seat cushion, he closed his eyes as the car began to move. He would meet those deadlines with no sweat.

About the Author:Ann Jeffries, the critically acclaimed author of the Family Reunion—Wisdom of the Ancestors Series, is a native of Washington, DC. As an only child, she enjoyed the benefits of a private school education at Allen in Asheville, North Carolina, and a public education at the University of Maryland. Ann began writing fiction for her own amusement.

Ms. Jeffries is the recipient of many awards for leadership and public service. A keynote speaker at colleges, universities, conferences, and conventions, she has extensively traveled the North American continent, Asia, and Europe. Among other endeavors, she is an entrepreneur, an avid supporter of public television, a genealogist, and a voracious reader.

Her pride and joy are her family, particularly her Fabulous Four grands. She lives in Maryland and South Carolina.

Ann’s novels are available in both e-book and paperback. Her autographed copies can be found through annjeffries.net and also un-autographed on Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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