Thursday, July 20, 2017

Book Spotlight: Feeder

https://www.amazon.com/Feeder-Chronicles-Eaters-Lucinda-Moebius-ebook/dp/B00IPL67A8
There really are things out there going bump in the night. Maria Christine lives life at the fringes of society as one of the Were, a race if beings from which legends have been born.
Vampyre, Were, succubus, feeder - her dark existence stealing life from strangers on the fringes of society will soon change.

When forced to abandon the only life she knows, Maria finds herself endangered by Were from all sides and learns a tough lesson - she isn’t the scariest thing out there. 

HUNTED
•By other Were to strengthen their Covens
•By those with great power to further their own agendas
•By those who would wipe the scourge of her race and her own special kind of evil from the earth
•By the Hunter who must kill her to fulfill his destiny, but wants to protect her instead 
Can she choose between death or life on her own terms or will that choice be made for her? The only constant is her ever present hunger, driving her to feed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Promo Tip


Promo Tip: Bring copies of your book everywhere you go. Let people see it. Have a pitch ready when people ask about it.
We have a little lending library in our neighborhood. I place my books there on the regular. (I'm still not good at selfies)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stephane Barr



I write great characters in difficult spots you can fall in love with. And cats and dragons, often in pivotal roles.

If you were to ask me my "interesting" writing quirk, I'd probably ask you which one you meant? The cats in every book? The dragons? The snarky humor? But, really, what's oddest about the way I write is that what comes out in the first draft is really close to what I have in my last draft. My subconscious does all of the work. That's convenient and saves a lot of time on editing—yes, I still miss stuff but it's more my fingers missing, not my brain—but also means I'm not one of those writers who can sit down and just write a thousand words every day on her favorite work in progress. If I try to force writing, what comes out is garbage. If I wait until my subconscious has cooked it up nicely and is ready to serve it, what comes out tickles the snot out of me. And usually not just me. I might not write any fiction for eight months and then pump out a novel in a month and a half while still working my day job. On the other hand, it does take over all my waking and free hours when the mood is on me. And more than once has woken me in the wee hours to pound out a short story or something.

Stephanie Barr is a part time novelist, full time rocket scientist, mother of three children and slave to many cats. She has three blogs, which are sporadically updated: Rocket Scientist, Rockets and Dragons, and The Unlikely Otaku. Anything else even vaguely interesting about her can be found in her writing since she puts a little bit of herself in everything she writes . . . just not the same piece. Keep up with new releases and events by signing up for my newsletter on any of my blogs or check out my author page on Facebook


                You can buy the books at:
                You can follow me on facebook at Dragonfaerie Creative Enterprises
                You can follow me on twitter @stephanieebarr and I'm on Goodreads
                I have a writing blog where you can also sign up for my newsletter at Rockets and Dragons
                You could also take a quiz to find out which protagonist of mine you might be like here.

I have some beautiful covers, really and I couldn't choose, so here are most of them in one spot.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ark



Writing Prompt: Earth is dying. Humanity has created an Ark to send into space. How do we decide who and what gets to go?

This is a premise used frequently in fiction How would you give it a unique twist?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Spotlight: Keys to the Shadowlands

https://www.amazon.com/Keys-Shadowland-Book-Indigo-Traveler/dp/0692755284

The Shadowlands lie behind a hidden locked door within the Superior Crow Judge’s Chambers. Kidnapped souls are imprisoned there. These souls will be tormented by all their transgressions, and the parts of themselves that they denied will be magnified ten times. Xander Veh, one of three Indigo Travelers, is called to find his former rival’s lost soul. To do so, Xander has to enter in his mortal form. He’s been warned to do so could drive him crazy, as all the parts of himself that are buried deep within his psyche will surface for him to either face or deny. It could drive him insane, never to see his home world, family or friends again.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Matt Hogan



Matt Hogan is a practicing internist who had to slog through medical school and residency before finding the time to pursue his other interests, including sleeping, eating foods that don't come in a can, and writing fiction. As a child in Philadelphia, Matt fell in love with both science and fiction, consuming every medium from which they came. From textbooks to movies, his life was filled with things both real and imagined, and he dreamed of one day blending them together. So when his real pursuits finally allowed, he started to imagine again. Matt currently lives and works in Atlanta and loves being able to pursue two of the things that make him the most happy (being a father of two, however, he still doesn't get much sleep).


Why are you the next favorite author?
We all face an unknown future. I take reality as we know it—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and dream up the world that it might become.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was fifteen, my oldest brother was in a high-speed, head-on collision. He survived, but the driver of the other car did not. She was a professional, a wife, and a mother of two young children. It was all my family could think about for months, and, eventually, it tore us apart.
As my parents went through a tough divorce, I retreated into my brain and started to read everything I got my hands on. Initially, I gravitated toward medical texts, trying to figure out ways to help my brother as he made a slow recovery. This is when I first dreamed of becoming a doctor. Eventually, however, I broadened my scope and started reading fiction, biographies, comic books, and newspapers. One particularly tough day, I wrote something down, mostly just to get my emotions out in a constructive way. I instantly loved how cathartic it was. 
From high school into college, I continued to write, mostly just for me. I had a few small works published locally, but the demands of medicine soon sidelined those pursuits. When I finally got through residency, I found time to write again. Since then, medicine has been my path of intellectual growth, while writing has been my creative and emotional outlet. It’s undoubtedly the best avenue for my fears and frustrations, but it’s also the best way for me to communicate what I love about this world and the people in it.
Mr. November was borne out of those two realities – science and sentiment. It takes a concept as fanciful as time travel and uses real scientific principals and discovery to make it seem plausible. When my wife first read the book, she jokingly asked if I really knew how to travel through time because the science was so real. Interwoven with all those realities and facts, however, is a story rooted in something we all struggle with – the search for self. Who am I, and why am I who I am? As a result, there really is something for everyone in the book, including emotion, family, action, drama, mystery, and, of course, science fiction.
My brother still bares the emotional and physical scars of that day long ago. They’re constant reminders of how life can change, for better and for worse, in an instant. It’s comforting to think that we were meant to be who we are. But in all honesty, I’ll never know whether I would’ve become a doctor or a writer had that accident never occurred.

You can find Mr. November on the following sites:

You can find/message Matt Hogan at:

@MattHogan48

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book Spotlight: Redemption of The Changed

https://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Changed-Book-One-ebook/dp/B01E62K70A

Evie never really thought about how fragile life truly was, nor how quickly it could be taken from her. One fateful day changes all that as her entire world is destroyed. A man deemed The Hunter bent on destruction, decimates Evies entire village leaving nothing but fragmented pieces for her to pick up. In the shards of what is left is Evies best friend, who bestows on Evie words that will quite literally change her life. As Evie runs from her village into her new identity, part animal and part human, she becomes comfortable with her new self, and fights desperately to forget her painful past. Then one day, a stranger changes all that. A stranger who may hold the answer to everything she has ever questioned.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Errin Stevens


Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
You’ll walk away from Updrift feeling like you’ve eaten something delicious; and you’ll crave Breakwater!
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I remember pretty much always wanting to write… I think I attempted my first story when I was nine and it was so bad, even young childish me knew it. I literally burned it. I read fiction then and now like I breathe, which is to say constantly; and it was more than just a pastime, has always felt more visceral and necessary to me than that.
I think incessant reading wired me up strangely, too, meaning I constructed a kind of narrative filter through which I apprehend life’s experiences. And view reality. I’m always working on how I would express in words what I see happening around me. But I didn’t give myself permission to take a serious run at storytelling until five years ago. I think I was able to write Updrift because I loved the premise, and because the genre felt approachable to me.
About the Author
Errin Stevens writes paranormal suspense/romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son. When not wrestling with unruly narrative – or reading everything from mythology to contemporary romance to literary novels – you’ll find her swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three days of the year). Visit her blog site at http://errinstevens.com for release updates and random essays on writing and mothering.

Where can we buy the books?
Book Depository: http://tinyurl.com/lye3uo2

How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
Get a “Mermaid Thought of the Day” at https://www.facebook.com/author.errin.stevens/

What is your Twitter Handle? @errinstevens
Your Website Address is: http://errinstevens.com
Are there any other sites we should know about?
I’m a fool for Instagram/Bookstagram: https://www.instagram.com/errinstevens/

…and I keep a mermaid image collection on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/errinstevens/updrift-mermaids/

Monday, July 3, 2017

Writing Prompt

First Line: 
We Must leave our scars on the battlefield, where they belong.
Now, write the story!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Book Spotlight: Jaxxa Rakala

https://www.amazon.com/Jaxxa-Rakala-Search-Bryan-Caron-ebook/dp/B00DAJG1L0

https://www.amazon.com/Jaxxa-Rakala-Search-Bryan-Caron-ebook/dp/B00DAJG1L0

Legend recalls that Jaxxa Rakala was once the most powerful being in the universe. To prevent her from taking control of all star systems, a gem, carved to precision with her blood, was gifted to her, neutralizing her powers and subsequently leading to her capture. Before Jaxxa Rakala was executed, she expelled her spirit into the gem, making it incredibly desirable but impossible for anyone other than the one with her blood to acquire it.

Little did Ken Brody know how much the Jaxxa Rakala legend would affect him when he began a project he hoped would ultimately lead him back to his wife, who was abducted five years ago. His recurring nightmare of this event overwhelms his every instinct and eventually compels him to ignore the concerns of everyone around him and begin testing his new spacecraft’s light-speed capabilities. When the tests go awry, Ken, his partner on the project, and both of his estranged daughters find themselves on a collision course with a star, setting the stage for a quest that will give them all a chance to find great power within themselves.

“The Search,” the first book in the four-part Jaxxa Rakala saga, is just the beginning of a riveting space adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat and breathlessly wanting more.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nancy A. Nation


My genre is science fiction murder mysteries and urban fantasy. My Sci-Fi stories, not only tell a great adventure about living on Mars but also reveal how people from another world may see us. Each book is part of a series that makes you feel like you in the room with my characters. My urban fantasies main character is just like your neighbor down the street who has peculiar things happen to her.
You can buy my books in print and ebook at amazon through my author page:  http://www.amazon.com/A-Nation/e/B00SUHXM6E
You can follow me on Facebook either at A. Nation Books
 but not twitter.
My webpage is:  http://anationauthor.com/

I have another page on Facebook under A. Nation Author, where I post some excerpts from my book or from my club prompts.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Release! Darklands


Title:  Darklands, Book 3 of The Rhenwars Saga
Author:  M.L. Spencer
Link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07173FYBM
Price:  Normally $3.99 but marked down to $0.99 through 6/23
Blurb for Darklands: 
Compelled to obey the dark god he pledged his soul to, Darien finds himself tasked with delivering the people of the Black Lands from under the curse of darkness which shrouds the skies. With the enemy mage Azár, Darien sets out across a barren darkscape to assume his place as the leader of a people who despise him.

As he journeys deeper into the shadowed waste, Darien is confronted with difficult truths that force him to question every loyalty he has ever held. For there, in the brutal proving grounds of the north, Darien will be inexorably forged into the most dangerous adversary the Rhen has ever faced.

Darklands is the third installment in the epic grimdark fantasy series The Rhenwars Saga. If you like morally gray heroes, page-turning action, and mind-boggling plot twists, then you’ll love Spencer’s award-winning series.


ALSO:  Books 1 and 2 (Darkstorm and Darkmage) will be FREE from 6/22-6/26 so you can get all 3 books in this series for just $0.99 for a limited time only!
Darkstorm link:   https://www.amazon.com/Darkstorm-Rhenwars-Saga-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MT77SK9

Darkmage link: https://www.amazon.com/Darkmage-Rhenwars-Saga-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01AAZ1NRS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Vista

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6R8WNM
2047. Tiny pockets of humanity remain, scattered, and struggling. Civilization has fallen. 
The Vista has remained isolated since World War Last, a generation earlier, its survivors content with what they have. Their children yearn for the knowledge of the outside world. That knowledge could make their lives less perilous, or it could destroy them. 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
It's not a dystopia, it's not a utopia - it's their home, and they'd do anything to protect it.
For fans of Sense8, the Insurgent series, and Mad Max, this is a post-apocalyptic adventure for you.
~~~~~
The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood introduces Team Three – Allen, MacKenzie and Wade. An elite team of security officers, they’re young, ambitious, and at the forefront of a movement to discover what is beyond The Vista. They also believe they are genetically enhanced, Gen En, a practice outlawed long before they were born. Venturing beyond their valley draws the attention of someone dangerous, someone that shares their past and wants to control their future, or destroy them because of what they might be. The team decide to take the fight away from their home and end up finding new allies – and new enemies.
~~~~~

The Wildblood Series


No one remembers what started the war, the big one. It happened too fast, and there were too many lies, for the truth to be known. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.

Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred. The war may be far from over.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chrys Cymri



Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Do you like fantasy books which make you laugh and make you think? Then you’ll love what I write!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I live with a small green parrot, and I write best when she’s having a nap snuggled against my neck. She also keeps me from snacking, as she thinks anything I eat should be run past her first.
Author Blurb,
Priest by day, writer at odd times of the day and night, I live with a small green parrot called Tilly because the upkeep for a dragon is beyond my current budget. Plus I’m responsible for making good any flame damage to church property. I love ‘Doctor Who’, landscape photography, single malt whisky, and my job, in no particular order. When I’m not looking after a small parish church in the Midlands (England) I like to go on far flung adventures to places like Peru, New Zealand, the Arctic, and North Korea.
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
https://www.facebook.com/chryscymri?fref=ts
Twitter
@ChrysCymri

                Are you on GoodReads?
Yes:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1076161.Chrys_Cymri

                Your Website Address is:

www.chryscymri.com
                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChrysCymri

Provide One image: (Headshot, Book Cover, Favorite photo)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Is this Real Life?



Story idea:
Guy lives a high adventure life (Super Hero, Secret Agent or such).
He dreams of having a normal life, so much so he imagines having a wife and child, going to a regular, boring nine to five job.
He desires this so much he actually lives out his imaginary life in his mind and his super hero duties interfere with his imaginings causing extreme frustration and depression.

Create the story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Spotlight- 30 Days Stream of Consciousness





https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BW8JXBU
Stream of consciousness is thought in written form. For thirty days the voices were given free reign and this is the result. What happens when the voices are given the right to speak what is really in their mind? 
Do the voices speak the words you wish you could say or do they assault your calm, ordered mind and make your hair stand up on end? Perhaps you would like the opportunity to allow the voices in your consciousness the freedom to speak.
Warning: This book contains strong language and adult themes.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jasper Schmidt



I absolutely love Fantasy and tend to go dark and epic with it. Good fiction is memorable and entertaining.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I have always loved creating and I suppose that if I was only allowed to choose two words to describe myself they would be, “Focused ambition.” Yet, the art of writing was something that lived a quiet life, in the back of my mind, for many years. It was a dormant desire and, like so many of our dreams, it was placed on a list of things to do later; you know, when time would allow it. And there I left it. Half-forgotten. For a long time.


I have a Finnish sauna to thank for eventually picking it up from that dusted corner and beginning to pour my focused ambition over it. Every summer my wife, two boys and I go to Finland and spend a couple of weeks trying to do as little as possible. In that cottage it is all about slowing down and recharging our batteries. The atmosphere is perfect for it. What it was exactly that sparked my authorship I cannot say for sure – maybe it was just slowing down that gave another perspective? Maybe I was just ready for it? Whatever it was, I am ever thankful that it happened when it did back in 2015. Why wait when you can act today?


Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books? http://www.jesperschmidt.com/books/
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links) http://bit.ly/28NJQXO
                What is your Twitter Handle? http://bit.ly/28O3ArW
                 Your Website Address is: www.jesperschmidt.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links) YouTube, http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC

Monday, June 12, 2017

Physiological Needs


How do you handle the physiological needs of your characters?
Eating, Sleeping, Bathroom and such?
Write a scene in which your character satisfies a physiological need.
(Keep it appropriate for all audiences)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Book Spotlight: Taken on the Wing Box Set

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AE9SR92
Boxed set includes both full length gryphon shifter novels, Wingspan and Skyfall.

Wingspan
Jenn Klein was raised in the human world unaware of her gryphon heritage or the legacy before her. Devastated by the death of her twin brother, she makes the uncharacteristic decision to find emotional connection with a stranger, a man she knows only as Talon in the cave-like sleeper cab of his rig. But no sooner is she introduced to the gryphon world they’re meant to share than she’s violently taken and forced to fight, delicately balancing the human world she knows with the world of the gryphons.

Born and reared a proud warrior, Talon’s life takes the turn of most male gryphons; that of a rogue, existing in both the human world and on the fringes of his adopted Rocky Mountain eyrie. After proving himself to the beautiful but emotionally damaged rogue female in his truck they part ways. He’s haunted by her presence in his heart until they’re reunited in his eyrie. When she’s torn from his arms he’ll stop at nothing to have the woman he now calls Shadow returned to his side. 

Skyfall
When Cloud is expelled from Master Sky’s ranger training program, the last gryphon she expects to find at her den is her old lover Soar. Now she’s the only gryphon with the skills to get inside a corrupt Calgary eyrie and Soar needs her in more ways than one. Cloud has little choice but to accept the mission. Success will get her back in Sky’s good books but accepting Soar as her working partner will either heal her broken heart or ruin it completely.

Master Soar walked out of Cloud’s life when her departure to the ranger program was inevitable. She was motivated, beautiful and too young to tie herself to someone like him. As much as it hurt, it was better to let her go. But when the Calgary eyrie is at the centre of a conspiracy to destroy his own, he’s forced to play every card he has, including Cloud. When Cloud shuts him out and starts to operate on her own he has no choice but to go in after her, risking the entire mission to get the gryphon he loves out alive.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Marsha L Ceniceros


Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
There are further concepts to writing a script than a simple idea to capture the reader. On an emotional level, the author must passionately write with a complete baring of the soul. This is what I transfer to the reader, no matter if its fiction or non-fiction writing. Sharing my deepest thoughts and emotions is what I intend the reader to visualize, and experience an emotional reaction, to live within a complete story as these characters. This is what I deliver to the reader, the author who writes a story the reader will never forget. Increasing Facebook fans and twitter is an honor, impressed with twitter and recent request I received from people who have a popular status themselves.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
This answer depends on the type of book I am in the process of writing. Generally, construction to piece together the ideas, emotions and personalities of characters is fun. Although, I have to say, visualizing how readers react to what I intend to compose. Writing is my life, a natural instinct to create and as long as I have fun doing so, I will always enjoy it.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Marsha L Ceniceros was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised up in Southern California. A rising author, redefining the world of science fiction in a direction of pure fascination! Sadana 999, a science fiction, suspense thriller in the purest form, action, and adventure.
Awarded five stars from Readersfavorite.com for both Perçu and Sadana 999 in 2016.

New books for 2017, "Precedence - Bondage is Part of The Game" A Sci-fi action thriller. God Answered Me, a non-fiction true short story- Introduction of a series.

Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?



               
How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)



                What is your Twitter Handle?
                      @mlceniceros

                Are you on GoodReads?
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/48481166-marsha-ceniceros
               
                Are there any other sites we should know about?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Spotlight: Raven's Song

https://www.amazon.com/Ravens-Haven-Generation-Novels-ebook/dp/B006YJ92GO

The next generation has come into its own. Raven, Savanna’s impulsive, impetuous daughter has begun her own epic journey.
Raven was born in a time of turmoil and war. She decides her calling in life is to be a soldier. Sacrificing the shelter and security of Haven, Raven puts herself at risk to save others. She finds herself in perilous situations and thrust into the role of leadership despite her own misgivings. The Siren’s Song of Haven is continuously singing to her. She could be safe, protected, sheltered and warm if she returned to Haven and its stone walls. But, is it her destiny to live in the walls of Haven, or is there another destiny in store for this child of Haven?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Subrat Mohanty



Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar in India. He completed his schooling in Bhubaneswar and pursued his Bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from University of Petroleum Engineering and Energy Studies,Dehradun. Presently, he works as a full time petroleum engineer apart from writing books,blogging.

His first two e-books - Voices of Silence (Part-1 and Part-2) were published in the year 2015. His first book - an anthology of over hundred poems named 'The Shades of My Mind' was published in 2016 and was appreciated by many.

Subrat continues to write apart from pursuing his job as a petroleum engineer. He also runs a poetry blog (www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com) where most of his poems are published now.

Answer this: 120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
My words are like vapors rising from our mundane lives,
Distilled through the baffles of my imagination.
And then what comes out from the book,
Strikes the fire of joy and fascination.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Writing helps me to connect to my deepest emotions.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian coastal state of Odisha. After completing his school education in Bhubaneswar, he moved to Dehradun to pursue his graduation studies in petroleum engineering and thereafter has been working as a petroleum engineer. Writing has always been a passion for him apart from engineering. He started publishing his poems on a blog - "The Shades Of My Mind" where he still continues to publish his poems. The poems were published in the form of a book by the same name in the year 2016. The author has written three books -two collections of poems and one novel.

Where can we buy the books?
              www.amazon.com/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.co.uk/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.fr/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.es/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.it/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.de/dp/161813731X


                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
              www.facebook.com/AuthorSubrat

                What is your Twitter Handle?
              @AuthorSubrat_
                Are you on GoodReads?
              Yes
                Your Website Address is:
              www.subratmohantyblog.wordpress.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
             My poetry blog – www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com
             My Amazon author profile page – www.amazon.com/author/subratmohantywas born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar in India. He completed his schooling in Bhubaneswar and pursued his Bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from University of Petroleum Engineering and Energy Studies,Dehradun. Presently, he works as a full time petroleum engineer apart from writing books,blogging.

His first two e-books - Voices of Silence (Part-1 and Part-2) were published in the year 2015. His first book - an anthology of over hundred poems named 'The Shades of My Mind' was published in 2016 and was appreciated by many.

Subrat continues to write apart from pursuing his job as a petroleum engineer. He also runs a poetry blog (www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com) where most of his poems are published now.

Answer this: 120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
My words are like vapors rising from our mundane lives,
Distilled through the baffles of my imagination.
And then what comes out from the book,
Strikes the fire of joy and fascination.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Writing helps me to connect to my deepest emotions.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian coastal state of Odisha. After completing his school education in Bhubaneswar, he moved to Dehradun to pursue his graduation studies in petroleum engineering and thereafter has been working as a petroleum engineer. Writing has always been a passion for him apart from engineering. He started publishing his poems on a blog - "The Shades Of My Mind" where he still continues to publish his poems. The poems were published in the form of a book by the same name in the year 2016. The author has written three books -two collections of poems and one novel.

Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
              www.amazon.com/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.co.uk/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.fr/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.es/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.it/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.de/dp/161813731X


                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
              www.facebook.com/AuthorSubrat

                What is your Twitter Handle?
              @AuthorSubrat_
                Are you on GoodReads?
              Yes
                Your Website Address is:
              www.subratmohantyblog.wordpress.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
             My poetry blog – www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com

             My Amazon author profile page – www.amazon.com/author/subratmohanty

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Spotlight: Dreamscape

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01APQ34OM

Set in a fantasy world full of sects fighting against each other, a man from an alternate dimension of the gods is sent to earth to save it from a threat it does not yet know. Khalos had powers he didn’t even realise, and when they awakened, they destroyed his world. After a fire, started from his rage, burned down his childhood home, Khalos’ innocence died in the ashes. He began a long journey to a city where he may be safe—and others may be safe from him--meeting up with a woman who worked with dark forces from the future. 
As the world is plunged into turmoil, Khalos and his link to the dreamscape is fought over by every side. Does he allow the machine from the future to awaken those in the realm of the dead? Does he follow the mystical Sisters and their quest to destroy the machine? And what about Ianthe, his wife and hidden servant of the machine and its worshippers?
In desperation, Khalos turns to the Sisters and begins his metamorphosis from human to a denizen of the dreamscape—where he came from before he was born. With his link to the dreamscape and its god, Watcher, Khalos journeys far from the woodlands and cities of his continent to the forests of the Sisters’ sanctuary, and finally to the snow and ice of the north pole to find a way to destroy the machine seeking the conquer them. On the way, he is captured by the Annukeim—alien servants of the machine—meets a girl who is dead, and befriends a gryphon from another world.
With this help, can Khalos end the machine’s domination once and for all?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scott Prussing



Why are you THE Next Favorite Author? My books have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, from 13-80. Fans love the humor, romance, suspense and magic.

What makes your book stand out from the crowd? My books stand out for their creativity and inventiveness. My Blue Fire Saga series begins with a bite from a grafhym (a one-fanged vampire I invented). I also created a race of supernatural vampire hunters called volkaanes, who slay vampires by means of magical blue fire inside them. The series also includes the last of a race of wizards called the waziri, a shape-shifting witch, a Necromancer and zombies, just to mention some of the magical marvels filling my books.

Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego, CA as soon as he received his Master's degree in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of the eight book paranormal romance Blue Fire Saga. In addition to Blue Fire Saga books, Scott also wrote Blue Fire Heat, an erotic companion piece to the Blue Fire Saga, and Blue Fire Beginnings, a collection of short stories recounting the origins of some favorite Blue Fire characters. He is also the author of the mystery/suspense novels Unturned Stones and Tangled Webs, the post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy Anomaly, the fantasy/adventure novel Dreams of the Last Born, and the teen romance Mine: A Love Story.

Besides writing, Scott enjoys riding his bicycle at the beach, going to the movies, reading books of all sorts, hiking, and golf. He remains one of the few people in the United States without a cell phone.

Scott enjoys interacting with his fans and has placed many of them in his books as characters. Follow Scott on Facebook and Twitter:

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Scott’s books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, itunes and smashwords.com. Book One in the Blue Fire Saga, Breathless, is permanently FREE on all platforms. Here are the links for Breathless:
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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87871

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Website: http://www.ScottPrussing.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Release-Conquest


Blurb:
A primeval darkness threatens to destroy mankind...
The world's largest gaming platform in the entire industry is led by a man with many secrets. The popular game DarkForce features the World of Zion which has been plagued by the destructive will of the Leviathan for centuries. What gamers don't know is that the World of Zion actually exists, and the Leviathan has fed off of the souls of men and his fodder has become scarce. He now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger. Only a woman from Earth who levels up to discover a divine inner power can challenge Earth's Apocalyptic Fate.

Book Genre:
Science Fantasy, LitRPG, Cyberpunk

Author Bio:
Aleric Elos is the Award-Winning Author of The SciFan™ Universe series. Known worldwide as the "Godfather of SciFan", he likes to play MMORPGs, and since he doesn't have the software engineering experience to develop his own games he decided to express his creativity in LitRPG form. 

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Excerpt:

Prologue

Shadows of Darkness

The voices in his mind were barely a whisper now, but they were always present. It had taken him hundreds of years to subdue them, and he feared that his true intentions would soon be discovered. Though Timur Demyan had long ago yielded up his soul unto the Leviathan, he still followed his own agenda while he fulfilled the will of his Master.
Timur hid in the shadows of the park, slipping through the darkness from one shadow to the next. His prey walked quickly with eyes darting to each side like a bird weary of predators. A frantic look of desperation was plastered over the other man’s unshaven face as he flipped open an antiquated cell phone.
“Come on…” he heard Jason Bridger murmur to the phone as he approached the fountain, “Answer already!”
“Allan, this is Jason. I know we haven’t spoken in a long time, but I need your help. I’ve stumbled across some disturbing information that involves one of your firm’s clients. I need to speak with you in private immediately. As soon as you get this, meet me on the east side of Buckingham Fountain. There’s little time.”
The instant Jason ended the call, Timur stepped out of the shadows, “Indeed, you have very little time.”
Jason spun around with his concealed pistol cocked and ready, “Back off, old man!”
“Ah,” Timur limped forward with his cane in his crippled right hand while he brandished a handgun with his left, “Not until you return what belongs to me.”
“I’m not letting you get away with this.” Jason shook his head adamantly.
“This scene is all too familiar.” Timur chuckled as he cocked his handgun and aimed, “This is exactly how your colleague died.”
Without a second’s hesitation, Jason pulled the trigger. Timur fell backwards with the sudden impact that hit him in the face. Seconds later a strange greenish glow surrounded his body, and then he disappeared. Jason’s eyes grew wide, and then a bullet ripped through his abdomen. And then another through his chest. Clutching the wounds, he absently dropped his pistol as he fell to his knees.
Timur reappeared from another shadow and the strange glow around his body began to dissipate. He approached with a silencer affixed to the tip of his handgun and picked up the old thumb drive that had fallen out of Jason’s hand.
“As I said earlier, you indeed have very little time.” Timur sneered as he placed the tip of his handgun against Jason’s forehead, “And I might add, your friend Allan has very little time as well.”

Thank you again Lucinda!