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Ella by Virginia Taylor Cover Reveal!


 
 
 
Title: Ella
Author: Virginia Taylor 
Publisher: Lyrical Press 
 
 Ella Beaufort knew better than to rely on a sexy stranger. But with two sisters to support on the modest earnings of the family sheep station, she accepts shearer Cal Lynton’s help—along with his intoxicating kiss. The most Ella can hope for is an affair. Something a woman in her situation wouldn’t dare—or would she? 
 
 Heir to his family fortune, Charlton Alfred Landon Lynton abandoned his privileged life to prove his independence. He doesn’t have time for a woman, but once he woos the lovely Ella into his bed, he is ready to make her his wife…until she shocks him with her refusal, claiming she can only marry a rich man! Angry and brokenhearted, the heir in disguise leaves the beautiful golddigger behind… 
 
 But amid the breathtaking landscape of South Australian, Ella and Cal are destined to meet again. Will their heated reunion lead to cruel confrontation—or the kind of passion that lasts a lifetime?
 
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Ella  is available for pre-order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play 

Virginia Taylor is an Australian writer of contemporary romantic comedy, romantic suspense, historical romance, short stories, and children’s stories.


After a stint at the South Australian School of Art, I worked for an advertising agency,  re-trained as a nurse/midwife, and then married the man of my dreams. Two children later, I began writing romance. While awaiting publication, I painted and designed various theatre sets with a fellow School of Art graduate.In 2013 I sold my first novel-length story.

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Interview with Lynn Cahoon, author of Dressed to Kill


 

Dressed to KillTitle: Dressed to Kill
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Kindle

Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the tucked-away town of South Cove, California—is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery. Though it is for charity…

Of course everyone is expecting a “dead” body at the dress rehearsal…but this one isn’t acting! It turns out the main suspect is the late actor’s conniving girlfriend Sherry…who also happens to be the ex-wife of Jill’s main squeeze. Sherry is definitely a master manipulator…but is she a killer? Jill may discover the truth only when the curtain comes up on the final act…and by then, it may be far too late.

 

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Could you please tell us a little about your book?

Dressed to Kill is the fourth book in The Tourist Trap Mysteries. With Greg and Jill’s relationship heating up in book 3, I wanted to deal with the fashionista in the closet, Greg’s ex-wife Sherry. So this is Sherry’s introduction to South Cove. Unfortunately, her new rich boyfriend is killed, and Sherry’s a suspect.

What are you currently working on?

The Cat Latimer series, book one, is called A Story to Kill (working title.) I love building a new town where new imaginary friends can live. The house Cat’s remodeling into a writer’s retreat, bed and breakfast is based after an old mansion in Boise. I loved riding my bike past the house and dreaming of what it might be like to live there.

What are some of your long-term goals?

Currently the long-term plans are around building a writing career and saving for retirement. That’s what happens when you reach a certain age. J

But in a file on my computer desktop is the beginning of a woman’s fiction novel that I keep playing around with and hope to get written sooner than later.

If you could go back and change one day, what would it be?

As I look back on my life, there are days that I wish I had been kinder. Days that I wish I’d been stronger. And days that I wish I’d spent with others who are no longer here. But all of these days made me the person I am today. And I’m kind of happy with this person. The heartache we feel, makes us ready for the love that comes later.

Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what ways?

2010 I was just starting to take my writing seriously. I’m a great starter. And I have amazing ideas. It’s just in the execution where I have problems. So, I’ve learned some hard lessons along the way. It’s better to be done than be perfect. A little bit a day adds up to a lot when you’re staring at a deadline. And writing a book takes a community. (God bless editors.)

What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?

I guess not to take myself or my problems so seriously. I’m a worrier and I know when things are getting out of control because I start to have stress dreams. Usually they surround me trying to herd kittens. And failing.

What is your favorite past-time?

It is and always has been, reading. I love getting lost in a story or revisiting old friends when I pick up a book to read again. Currently, most of my ‘reading’ is audio books during my commute. But when we go south to the cabin, I’ve got a few paperbacks in hand and I set in front of the fire pit and transport myself to another world.

That’s what I hope people take away from reading my books. I want them to want to visit South Cove and wonder what’s going on with the characters.

Thanks for having me over.

 

 

Lynn Cahoon

I love happy endings. My stories are all about  life in small town America and building the family that you deserve. You know, the people who love you unconditionally – even when you’re less than perfect.

Personal stuff?  I’m a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  I’m married to my own hero who shaved his shoulder length hair when I lost mine during chemo. I’m the proud mom of a computer engineer (although I don’t know what that means.) And I have four fur babies.

I’m an active member of MORWA, my local RWA chapter.

My debut was THE BULL RIDER’S BROTHER released June 4th, 2012 from Crimson Romance. Cowboys aren’t easy to love—but they sure are easy on the eyes. I bet you’ve felt the same way my heroine Lizzie has, at least once or twice. Since that time, THE BULL RIDER’S MANAGER, came to your favorite digital store. If flying was hell, waiting to fly was purgatory. Both are available in print as well as digital. And the long awaited bull rider story is finally out and available.  Check out THE BULL RIDER’S KEEPER!

For those of you who like a little magic in your stories — The Council Series starts with A MEMBER OF THE COUNCILA rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.   The second book, RETURN OF THE FAE, continues Parris and Ty’s adventures, and is a 2014 RONE finalist.

2013 brought MARRIAGE NOT INCLUDED, a organic farmer’s daughter meets corporate seed executive. Set in Idaho, this story takes me home.

2014 sees more big news – e-Kensington released The Tourist Trap Series – with GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER kicking the fun off in April. MISSION TO MURDER arrived July 31st, and a third book, IF THE SHOE KILLS, November 10th.  Set in a small coastal California town, I love these who dun it’s with a touch of romance.

Summer of 2015 – DRESSED TO KILL and KILLER RUN will be arriving.

I’ve come a long way from the little girl on the school bus who used to cut out pictures from Teen Beat to illustrate my tales of love and loss. And yet, not so far.

So pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee, and let’s chat about writing, love, life, and the pesky things that get in the way of our goals and dreams.

I’m glad you found me.

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Book reviewed at In Our Spare Time

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Guest blogging at What is That Book About

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Interviewed at C.A. Milson

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Interviewed at Review From Here

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Book reviewed at The Blended Blog

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Interview with T. Frohock, author of In Midnight’s Silence


In Midnight's Silence

In Midnight's SilenceTitle: In Midnight’s Silence: Los Nefilim: Part One

Author: T. Frohock

Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Format: Kindle 

The fate of mankind has nothing to do with mankind…

Born of an angel and a daimon, Diago Alvarez is a singular being in a country torn by a looming civil war and the spiritual struggle between the forces of angels and daimons. With allegiance to no one but his partner Miquel, he is content to simply live in Barcelona, caring only for the man he loves and the music he makes. Yet, neither side is satisfied to let him lead this domesticated life and, knowing they can’t get to him directly, they do the one thing he’s always feared.

They go after Miquel.

Now, in order to save his lover’s life, he is forced by an angel to perform a gruesome task: feed a child to the daimon Moloch in exchange for a coin that will limit the extent of the world’s next war. The mission is fraught with danger, the time he has to accomplish it is limited…and the child he is to sacrifice is the son Diago never knew existed.

A lyrical tale in a world of music and magic, T. Frohock’s In Midnight’s Silence shows the lengths a man will go to save the people he loves, and the sides he’ll choose when the sidelines are no longer an option.
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Could you please tell us a little about your book?

In Midnight’s Silence is a historical fantasy with elements of horror. Set in Barcelona in the 1930s, just prior to the Spanish Civil War, the story follows Diago Alvarez, a Nefil, who wants peace between the angels and the daimons. Unlike the other supernatural creatures, he is tired of war and all of the uncertainty that comes with it, so he refuses to be a part of the war until something happens that changes his life and makes him reconsider his choices.

There are Nephilim (Nefilim is simply the Spanish translation), angels, and daimons, and bombs, and true love. It was really a lot of fun to write.

Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?

Not really. I had written a novel several years ago, which didn’t sell. It was set in 1348 in Spain, and though the story itself was too big, the characters were wonderful. So I took the characters and initially started to put them into a World War II setting. However, that particular conflict seemed to have been done to death, so I reconsidered my options.

Since I had started these characters in Spain, I decided to keep them there, and I started reading histories about the Spanish Civil War. Like most civil conflicts, the Spanish Civil War is quite complicated, so I’ve had to skim through certain ideologies in order to keep things simple for the reader. I wanted the history as a background to the story and not to overshadow the story.

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

The Spanish Civil War is probably one of the biggest deviations. Most historical or urban fantasies set in that time period involve World War II, or the United States.

The other thing that sets In Midnight’s Silence apart is the protagonist, Diago Alvarez. He is gay, but rather than focusing on him finding a relationship, Diago is already in a very long-term, committed relationship with Miquel. That’s not to say that long-term relationships don’t suffer their own ups and downs. Diago and Miquel have a huge hurdle to surmount in this story.

And finally, my angels aren’t necessarily the good guys here. I fell back on some Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, which describes angels as frightening creatures that aren’t always out to help mankind.

Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?

When I finish a work, I send it out to beta readers and I do not look at it again until I start hearing back from them. This gives me a week or two to absent myself from the manuscript. Even just a few days helps me catch errors that I missed on the first eighty reads.

That way, when I go back to it, I feel like I’m seeing it for the first time. Then I go through and eradicate clumsy sentences and poor phrasing. It just jumps out at me after an absence.

What are you currently working on?

I have just finished the second novella in the series: Without Light or Guide. It’s off with my beta readers, and is scheduled to be published by Harper Voyager Impulse on November 3, 2015.

While my beta readers are going through that, I will be working on the synopsis for the final novella in the trilogy, The Second Death.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

If you want to keep up with me, you can sign up for my newsletter at my blog: http://www.tfrohock.com/blog/

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T. Frohock has turned her love of dark fantasy and horror into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She currently lives in North Carolina where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying.

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