March 23, 2015

Cover Reveal with @RueVolley!

The Devil's Gate
Cover artist: Rue Volley
Coming April 12th

Blurb:
Curiosity can be a dangerous thing. In Abigail Watson's case, it nearly ended her life.
Jack's tastes are very defined, and his ability to seduce with ease draws Abigail into his dark world.
After a brush with death, Abigail is reminded of just how short life can be...then she meets Jack Landon, the mysterious heir to the Landon fortune and her savior from a certain death. One taste of him on her lips and she is consumed with a desire, a willingness to submit and let him take the gift that she has protected for so long.

Rue Volley resides on Earth with her husband, Von Erik, and their two pug sons, Momo and Oshi. She is an award winning author, graphic artist, and screenwriter. She is also the Creative/Marketing Director for Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, and co-owner of Lovebites Production Company, which specializes in Dark Fantasy Films.
Rue released her first film, Hellhound, in November of 2014. She is currently working on two more films, 'The Devil's Gate' and 'Into the Never'.

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March 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday from Tiva Boon: Heir of Abennelp

Today's Teaser Tuesday is from me! 

I don't think I've shared anything from the second book yet, so, here you go:

“You call this stuff intoxicating? Where are the real drinks?” Tiva heard the complaint as she walked in the mess hall. The aroma inside made her stomach rumble, chastising her for skipping a meal. She sighed and moved to the counter. Vinni served a large mug to Adam Cooper; who was laughing at the bartender. He shook his head. “I’m joking, Vin. Well, not really, but don’t worry... I’m not mad. Just hook me up with one of those citrus drinks.”

Tiva took a seat, and placed her order with the young lady standing behind Vinni. She was tired of  he protein shakes; a sandwich and juice would be a nice change of pace.

The mess was unusually quiet. Several people chatted silently with their friends or crew mates. Cracking her fingers as she waited, Tiva watched as Cooper gulped down his drink, and tapped on the bar.

“And how about a glass of water and a washcloth for my lady friend?” He gestured to the blade hanging at his hip.

Tiva gawked. A sword wielder?Most of the aliens she had come across thus far preferred advanced technical weapons. Not many used metal and steel among the stars. Vinni fulfilled his request then placed her order on the counter.

“Here ya go.”

She broke her stare.“Yes, thank you.” Tiva gathered the tray and hopped off the chair. Her usual table in the corner was unoccupied and she made her way over.

Tiva sipped her juice and glanced out the porthole window. The stars were less dense than they had been the week before. Granted, it was a different part of space, but she wondered if that meant anything as she bit into her food.

“Nifty little toy you’ve got there.”

She glanced up and raised an eyebrow. Cooper stood before her, smiling. “Pardon?”

He gestured toward her side, the one without her plasma gun. “That thing, your claw.”

Her hand protectively went to the weapon and she dropped her sandwich. “Thank you. I brought it from home.”

“Of course you did,” he said with a chortle and ran his hand through shaggy brown hair. “It’s not like you can get a decent weapon here. Nope, nothing but new-age lasery stuff.”

“I fashioned the weapon myself. I have found few items that can compare, yet.”

“Now that takes a bit of skill. I’ve never been one to make weapons. Mine was a gift from an
old friend.”

She peered at his side. “The craftsmanship is amazing, I have never seen anything like it...”
She paused narrowing her gaze for a moment. There was something odd about him, and the
weapon. “…before.”

He pulled the blade out, allowing her a better look. The golden eyes engraved in the hilt seemed to stare at her. “She’s one of a kind...Well, one of a pair. The other is lost.”

Her gaze slid over the blade, exquisite was the only word she could think, but she kept that to herself. “Very nice, indeed...Mr...”

“Sir,” he calmly corrected, sheathed his weapon and sat down across from her without invitation. “Sir Adam Cooper. And you?”

She blinked.Sir Adam Cooper? Only the protectors on Abennelp held the title of Sir, was he a protector from his world as well? “Roya...Tiva Boon.”

“Roya? I never heard of a name like that before. Then again, there are a lot of names I haven’t heard.” He laughed. “Nice to meet you, Roya Boon.”

“Tiva Boon. I was about to say Royal Guardian, but I no longer hold the honor.”

He shrugged. “And I haven’t been a knight in ages. But that doesn’t mean I don’t go by Sir. Wait a second...” He paused.“Royal Guardian?”

She bit into the last of her sandwich, acting as if his intrusion was no issue, and consented. “You mean like a castle guard or more like a knight?”

“I was an elite protector to the king and queen of my planet,” she answered, giving no other information. Turning slightly upon hearing the doors to the mess open, she spotted Raife.

Cooper chuckled. “It’s been a long time since I met an actual Dame.”

“I am no longer a guardian, my duties lie here now.” She rose from her seat taking her tray in hand. The conversation made her uncomfortable. Crossing the mess hall, she gave Vinni her dishes and ordered another juice.

A gust of wind rushed past and Cooper’s voice boomed from behind, startling her. “Try the orange stuff. It’s great.”

She jumped back, her hand nearing the claw automatically. She met his eyes and raised a brow, then looked back toward the table. The movement on his back was not a cloak or a cape, but large black feathered wings smoothed along his shoulders. That information was not in his record. She forced herself to show no emotion, and was thankful for the interruption when Raife neared.

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March 9, 2015

Jenn's 2015 TV Recap #1

It's been a very interesting 2014-15 season in TV. We had several new shows with shortened seasons for various reasons. Some were between hiatus filler shows and some were shorter for actorly reasons and a few seem to be testing out the shorter season in general. Whatever the reason, we've had several season finales already, so why not get a jump on the TV Recaps. You agree? Awesome! Let's see what we've got.

Sleepy Hollow (FOX)

As long as Icabod is hilarious and Abbie is fierce, I'll continue to watch this show. I didn't hate on Katrina as much as some other people did early this season and just when I was really starting to like her they went and made her character do a compelte 180. I'm kinda done with her now, but it'll be nice for her to be the villain for a while.

Agent Carter (ABC)

I enjoyed this limited run series. I hope it does come back. The chemistry between Carter and Jarvis was fantastic. When they added in Stark to the mix it was even better. That is where the heart and soul of this show is and should be the main focus for #2 if they get one. Peggy is a sassy character, perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Which I love. Especially for the 40s when we know it really wasn't that easy. And here I thought the Mad Men 60s were harsh. Damn.

Suits (USA)

I still enjoy this show but I would like to see them do more actual cases. You know, in a courtroom. Louis almost lost me this time, but thankfully they pulled him back and kept him in the mix. He's a good bad guy, but he's better when he's the office antagonist. I'm really not sure what the hell Donna is thinking, but I guess people want her and Harvey shipped. I don't. Meh.

Covert Affairs (USA)

I'm really pissed this show got canceled. Maybe Netflix will pick it up? Maybe Eyal will get his own spinoff.  :-(

Galavant (ABC)

The song lyrics were hilarious. The rest of the dialogue was ok at best. The actors were great, though, especially Timothy Omundson, it was weird to see him back as Cain on Supernatural afterwards. LOL

The Taste (NBC?)

I'll watch anything with Anthony Bourdain in it. That is all.

How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)

This show started with a bang and ended with an even bigger one. It may be a tough format to keep up with, but the characters are well fleshed out and the stakes are "real" within that universe so it makes for some very tense situations. Annalise is crazy and I love it.


There are a few more coming up this week and next, I think, so maybe I'll do another soon. Did you watch any of the above? What did you like? What did you hate?


Special Guest @YasminFazli!

Today's Special guest is Yasmin Fazli, sharing the cover and blurb from her new release!

Will of Hope
Acryen, book 1


Her hope shall breed true strength against all that is lost

Blurb: 

Elle Carlton hasn't seen light in nearly eight years...until now. When faced with the chance to find Kaleb, her missing love, there's nothing she won't do. Her determination knows no bounds except one: he's not on Earth. Elle will have to leave everything she knows, and embark on a perilous journey from our world to Acryen--a realm where nothing is as it seems and truths are lost in all the lies. 

In a land where dragons once ruled, magic is the ultimate weapon and kingdoms are on the brink of war. Prophecies are coming to life, and creatures unlike any other are emerging from the shadows. Elle only desires one thing: to find Kaleb. But, what she doesn't know is Acryen has its own plan, and you can not fight what's already been written.

Yasmin Fazli is an undergraduate college student studying biology to one day fulfill her dream of being a doctor. Little did she know, the small stories she used to write in middle school and high school developed into another dream she couldn't live without. In the beginning of her senior year of high school, the idea of Will of Hope, her first novel, was born. It took on a life of its own, and it turned into something she couldn't put aside. When she finished, she was so in love with the story and how the characters grew that she felt the need to share the happiness it brought with everyone and anyone. Still living the life of a college student, Yasmin works in a research lab, is apart of Delta Gamma, and fills her life with snowboarding, reading, and hanging out with her friends.

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March 4, 2015

Guest Blogger: Author Terri Talley Venters


Terri Talley Venters


Carbon Copy

By: Terri Talley Venters

Lilly Allen has brains, beauty, and a trust fund. She's living in New York City and her career as a reporter is taking off. She's hoping the love of her life, Grier, will propose soon. She has it all, or so she thinks.

Grier Garrison, Create Life executive, is running the company while his father, Dr. Michael Garrison, is in the ICU awaiting a heart transplant. Grier knows the truth about Create Life and its shady side business. He fears Lilly and her twin brother, Luke, are in danger.

While working on two unrelated stories, stolen newborns and cloning, Lilly discovers a shocking connection. Horrific things are happening, but who is behind it all?


Tin Roof

By: Terri Talley Venters

SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING BOOK BLURB UNTIL YOU'VE READ CARBON COPY!


In the sequel to Carbon Copy, Lilly Allen returns to her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, to be closer to her mother, help with her injured brother, and heal from the disappearance of her fiancé Grier Garrison. While she awaits Grier's return, she busies herself with her mansion renovations, her best friend's wedding, and her job as a news reporter.

But even her busy schedule cannot stem the worry over her brother's persistent amnesia and changes in personality. Is he her real twin? Or did they rescue a clone?
On top of this, the months of pining without a word from Grier begin to take their toll. She finds herself growing closer to her favorite cameraman, Joe. His confession of undying love, followed by a passionate kiss, has her questioning how much longer she can wait, and whether she wants to.

To further complicate matters, two unrelated news stories drag her into the seamy underbelly of the Charleston Police Department where murder and drugs are common occurrences.

In the chaos of a hurricane, another body washes ashore, and Lilly comes face-to-face with the murderer.



Silver Lining

The epic conclusion to Carbon Copy trilogy


SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING BOOK BLURB UNTIL YOU'VE READ CARBON COPY AND TIN ROOF!

Silver Lining is the much anticipated conclusion to the Carbon Copy trilogy. Silver Lining picks up where Tin Roof, the sequel to Carbon Copy, leaves off. Lilly Allen and Grier Garrison are bound for Scotland and their new lives at Castle Garrison on the Isle of Skye. Lilly and Grier, now the new Marquess of Garrison, plan their lavish wedding which will make Lilly a marchioness! But first, Grier wants to rescue all the clones and bring them to the safety and freedom of his castle and tenant farms.

Silver Lining is full of surprises and new discoveries. Before they can even leave for Scotland, Grier’s father, Dr. Michael Garrison, drops a bomb which could keep Grier and Lilly apart. Before this is resolved, Lilly sneaks in a few passionate kisses with her beloved cameraman, Joe. Lilly is tormented with indecision between the two loves of her life—Grier and Joe. Who will she choose?



Body Of Gold
By: Terri Talley Venters

Even in this post-Bernie Madoff era, it’s surprising how easily investors unknowingly hand over their money to con artists, also known as money managers. Chelsea Lynn Cobb earned the title of the youngest hedge-fund manager at Trans World Investments in Chicago. This charming southern beauty proved a financial genius, but her workaholic tendencies hinder her free time to meet men who match her impossibly high standards. When she’s not kicking ass at the office, she’s kicking ass at her Taekwondo class where she falls for her new instructor, Troy Camden. With the exciting distraction of a new and passionate relationship, she spends less time at the office until she discovers financial scams operating at Trans World. Someone is stealing millions from investors, but the evidence points towards her.
Body of Gold
Available from
Freya's Bower



Copper Cauldron
Penelope Manchester, a good witch with one green and one blue eye, awaits her destiny: a warrior of God with the face of an angel, the heart of a saint, and eyes which match her own. St. Michael the Archangel flies into her life and sweeps her off her feet. Meanwhile, an evil sorcerer captures witches, steals their powers and most of their nine lives, and shrinks them to the size of a doll--a Nuremberg doll. But when he turns two of the Manchester witches into dolls, the Manchester clan fights back with St. Michael and divine intervention. Armed with the legendary copper cauldron, a fire breathing dragon, and an arsenal of spells, good battles evil.

Terri Talley Venters,
Author of Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, Silver Lining, Body Of Gold, Copper Cauldron, Cobalt  Cauldron, Luke’s Lithium, Sulfur Springs—The Fountain of Youth & Europium Gem Mine

Terri received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Florida. She is a licensed CPA and a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. She lives on the water in Florida, with her husband, Garrison, and their two sons.
Carbon Copy is the 1st thrilling novel in the Elements of Mystery Series. The title of each novel will contain an element from the Periodic Table of Elements.  Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, Silver Lining, and Copper Cauldron are available from Wild Child Publishing. And Terri’s romantic/suspense novel, Body of Gold, is available from Freya’s Bower. Luke’s Lithium & Sulfur Springs—The Fountain of Youth are coming soon from Wild Child Publishing. Terri recently finished writing Cobalt Cauldron and Europium Gem Mine and is currently writing Calcium Cauldron.

For more about Terri’s upcoming releases, including purchase links and social media links, please visit her website http://www.elementsofmystery.com/ Terri is the daughter of Leslie S. Talley, author of Make Old Bones and Bred In The Bone which are also available from Wild Child Publishing.

Terri also posts free short stories on her blog website and blog. Follow her at http://www.territalleyventers.blogspot.com/as she weaves her way through the Periodic Table of Elements.