Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Author Matthew D. Ryan & Children of Lubochius

Hi all!

Please help me welcome Author Matthew D. Ryan to my blog today!



Children of Lubrochius
by Matthew D.Ryan

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BLURB:
    
The vampire, Lucian val Drasmyr, has been defeated, but not destroyed: Now he serves another evil: Korina Bolaris, a young and gifted sorceress bent on subverting the power structure of Drisdak. Only Coragan of Esperia can hope to stop them. But is even he prepared to face the dark cult who claims her as their own: the Children of Lubrochius?

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EXCERPT:

A change came over the body. Wisps of white mist, like smoke began issuing from his mouth and nose, and from the sides. The mist grew thick, coagulating around the edges of the corpse and rolling down the sides of the altar. Soon, the mist darkened, turning grey, and then black. Then, the body convulsed and burst aflame. The fire quickly spread across the altar and even down around it on the floor, coming into being everywhere the mist had spread.
           
Korina felt a wave of ungodly heat blast her in the face. Though she remained on her knees, she backed away somewhat until the heat of the fire was more bearable.
           
There was a terrible keening scream. The fires writhed, stretching upward toward the ceiling as a figure appeared on the altar amidst the flames, slowly coming into existence like a solidifying ghost. It stood seven feet tall and wore a simple black robe adorned with runes of power stitched in white. Its scaly skin was a marbled mix of black and red; its reptilian head bore two long horns stretching toward the ceiling, one over each glowing, green eye. A forked tongue periodically snaked between its razor-sharp teeth, and a thin stream of drool depended from the corner of its mouth. The robes it wore must have had a hole in the rear, for two enormous bat-like wings protruded from the creature’s back and spread outward like battle standards on a field of war.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:




Matthew D. Ryan is a published author living in upstate New York on the shores of Lake Champlain. Mr. Ryan has a background in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. He has a black belt in the martial arts and studies yoga. He has been deeply involved in the fantasy genre for most of his life as a reader, writer, and game designer. He is the operator of the web-site matthewdryan.com which features his blog, “A Toast to Dragons,”a blog dedicated to fantasy literature, and, to a lesser extent, sci-fi. Mr. Ryan says he receives his inspiration from his many years as an avid role-player and fantasy book reader. He has spent many long hours devising adventures and story-lines for games, so it was a natural shift moving into fantasy writing.

Mr. Ryan is the author of the exciting dark fantasy novel, Drasmyr,, its sequel, The Children of Lubrochius, and a growing number of short stories. His first novel, Drasmyr, has consistently earned reviews in the four and five star range and serves as the prequel to his upcoming series: From the Ashes of Ruin. In addition to Drasmyr and The Children of Lubrochius, Mr. Ryan has published several short stories on-line, including: “Haladryn and the Minotaur,” “The River’s Eye,” and “Escape.”

Links to the Author on the Internet

Author’s website: http://matthewdryan.com

Author’s Smashwords Page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/matthewdryan

Author’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000038781652

Author’s Amazon Author Central Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/matthewdryan

Author’s Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/579148.Matthew_D_Ryan

The prequel to “The Children of Lubrochius” is “Drasmyr” and is free pretty much everywhere!  Here are the buy links:

• Smashwords (ebook) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131156

• Barnes and Noble (ebook) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drasmyr-matthew-ryan/1109505934?ean=2940033064731

• Amazon (ebook) http://www.amazon.com/Drasmyr-Ashes-Ruin-Matthew-Ryan-ebook/dp/B008M2I0WI/ref=la_B008NY99CK_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393872828&sr=1-1

• Sony (ebook) https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/matthew-d-ryan/drasmyr-prequel-from-the-ashes-of-ruin/_/R-400000000000000665030

• Kobo (ebook) http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/drasmyr-prequel-from-the-ashes-of-ruin

• Diesel (ebook) http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000131156/Ryan-Matthew-Drasmyr/1.html


• Lulu.com (hardcover) http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-d-ryan/drasmyr/hardcover/product-20712659.html

PLEASE MENTION THE PRIZE THAT THE AUTHOR WILL BE GIVING AWAY: 
Matthew will award a miniature of a demon from the Reaper Fantasy Miniatures to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY).
Encourage your readers to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


Please thank Matthew for joining us today! Please check out his links and new book.

Keep Writing!

Jodie Pierce

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Author LaTaeya Lane & Swept Into Darkness

Hi all!

Please help me welcome Author LaTaeya Lane to my blog today!






Swept into the Darkness: Chronicles of the Celestial Book One
by LaTaeya Lane

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BLURB:

Sydney London is no ordinary twenty-four year old. Ever since she was a child she has had unique out of this world abilities. Suffering from a near death experience and surviving a deadly car crash Sydney is no stranger to death and loss. Cut off from the world around her she encounters an Angel and eventually falls for him inspired by deceitful magic.

 Her one true love awaits in the shadows attempting to guard and protect her by risking his immortality. Traumatized by the murder of her best friend she sets off on an unspeakable journey to bring the dead back to life. Sydney's journey of self discovery opens her up to learn of her true angelic identity. She is led in the middle of an inter dimensional war among a hybrid breed of Angel Vampires and the Hierarchy of the Angelic clan. Will her unique powers and the love she bears for her guardian be enough for her to save the Earthly Realm or will she be Swept into the Darkness?


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EXCERPT:

I sat on the sofa resting and enjoyed the time I had alone. I closed my eyes, and inhaled the air, and then I became lost; literally.

I felt myself feeling weightless, and my essence started floating, then I flew in a whirlwind of a tunnel. My leg and arm were back to normal. The casts were gone and I felt no pain. My body flew up to the heavens and I saw the stars appear. I was able to reach out to them, feeling the heat emerge through my body. Then I saw the planets in their orbits and I even saw new planets I didn’t recognize. From where I was the Earth looked round but damaged, it was not the Earth I knew. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled in the distance, but strangely I was not afraid. Suddenly, heavenly beings approached me. They appeared to be warriors, both male and female. They were dressed in roman armor with silver and gold as bright as the sun. There were others that huddled around the gleaming warriors, dressed in black, the deepest ebony I could imagine. Their eyes peered at me, and large transparent wings surfaced from their broad backs. The creatures were holding hands and hovering in a circle around the Earth with their heads bowed down to the world. They were magnificent.

One of them looked strangely familiar. He stood among the others, and was handsome and more beautiful than I could even fathom. What was this place? Why I was here, and what was he doing here with them? I had so many questions.

Slowly my consciousness came back to my body. My spirit drifted back through the tunnel of time and space and I slipped into my resting physical manifestation.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Years of exposure within the writing and publishing world have made a lasting impact on Author LaTaeya Lane. Writing since she was seven years old, Lane began jotting down phrases and themes later turning them into poems and short stories. Writing became such a passion throughout her youth that she became the Junior and Senior editor of her High school newspaper. She wrote her first novel at age sixteen but was not seeking publication at that time in her life. Lane entered several creative writing contests during her early years of writing and won a few of them. Always captivated by the supernatural and elements of fantasy, Lane was inspired to write a series of books that focused on going beyond the boundaries of life and imagination. The angel vampire fantasy "Swept into the Darkness" is Lane's first published book in a series called "Chronicles of the Celestial." Lane completed a degree in Liberal Studies and currently works to support the education of special needs, middle school students. Lane resides in New Jersey with her husband Leo and son, and is working on writing and publishing the other four books in the series, Dark Betrayal, Dark Revenge, Dark Defiance, and Dark Revelation. Lane also loves to draw and paint.  Traveling and experiencing a variety of different foods is also a deep passion of hers.  Lane loves watching horror and fantasy movies and is a believer of the Ancient Alien Theory. Some of her favorite authors include, Charline Harris, Stephen King and Erick Von Daniken.



http://www.authorsden.com/lataeyalane

http://www/goodreads.com/LaTaeya

http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorLaTaeyaLane

https://twitter.com/LataeyaLM

http://lataeya.com/ Website

http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Authors/Lataeya-Lane

Buying Links

http://www.amazon.com/Swept-Darkness-Chronicles-Celestial-ebook/dp/B008AN2IJK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355066524&sr=8-1&keywords=Swept+into+the+darkness ebook

http://www.amazon.com/Swept-into-Darkness-Chronicles-Celestial/dp/0615697445/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1355066524&sr=8-3&keywords=Swept+into+the+darkness Paperback

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Swept-into-the-darkness?store=allproducts&keyword=Swept+into+the+darkness ebook

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/164123

LaTaeya will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC and an autographed paperback copy of the book (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
I encourage you to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 



 Please thank LaTaeya for joining us today. Check out her links and her book!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce

Thursday, February 27, 2014

She Kissed A Vampire by Carol Van Atta

Hi all!

Please help me welcome Author Carol Van Atta to my blog!





She Kissed a Vampire
Werewolves of the West
Book 2
Carol Van Atta

Print Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Cambridge Press US
December 16, 2013

ASIN: B00HG7GHY8

Best selling author Melanie Larson’s relationship with her friend, Chloe Carpenter, is bleak. Falsely accused of murder, Chloe’s future rests in the hands of her mate, Zane Marshall, and the Pacific Pack’s purebred werewolves. In an effort to help, Melanie joins forces with the pack and soon discovers the monsters she writes about in her paranormal novels really do go bump in the night.

As Chloe struggles with legal troubles, an unwanted blood bond with a master vampire, and a reunion with her mate, Melanie untangles the attention of multiple supernatural suitors determined to claim her as their own. Strangely attracted to a brazen vampire, she must decide if the blurred line between passion and pain is worth crossing.

Werewolves, vampires, and fae royalty race to unearth an ancient artifact with the power to extend their existence. Can Chloe and Melanie restore their friendship in time to stop magical mayhem from ruining everything they’ve worked so hard to redeem?

Amazon       Kobo    Nook




I Kissed a Dog
The Werewolves of the West Series Book One
Carol Van Atta

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Charles River Press

ISBN:  1936185725 
ISBN13: 9781936185726
ASIN: B009SV179U

Number of pages: 446

Cover Artist: Ann Falcone

Book Description:

Chloe Carpenter isn't like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death.

 In her otherwise wacky life, she's finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he'd roar right back out.

Problem: He's her new coworker and he's saved her life twice - in the past twenty-four hours.

Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do - figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.

With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she's the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence.

Problem: She despises him.

Together, they're forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract.

Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she'll do anything to keep him from Chloe.

Buy the book   Author Blog   Book Depository   Indie Bound 




About the Author:
Like most authors, Carol Van Atta is no stranger to the written word. She penned a short novel at age 12 (somewhat frightening illustrations included, and lots of bunnies were involved), and had a creative writing piece published in her high school newspaper (about David Bowie's Diamond Dogs LP). Yes, she's an ex-80's chick.

Devouring books from numerous genres, Carol developed a deep thirst/hunger for more reading material, and could almost always be found with her nose in a book.

She has contributed to several popular inspirational anthologies and devotional books, and lives in the rainy wetland of Oregon with a terrifying teen (another in college) and a small zoo of animals. She is taking an undetermined hiatus away from inspirational writing to delve into her darker side. (Though you can check out her latest spiritual suspense novel, Soul Defenders). It is rumored that this genre-jumping occurred after Carol discovered too suspicious red marks on her neck, and experienced an unquenchable urge to howl at the moon.






Please thank Carol for joining us. Please check out her books and her links!

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce







Friday, February 14, 2014

The Portal Chronicles by Imogen Rose

Hi all!

Please help me welcome Author Imogen Rose to my blog today!



About a year ago, when Imogen Rose, the author of the cult bestseller, the Portal Chronicles, was surfing You Tube she stumbled upon a song, If We Fall, and instantly fell in love with both the lyrics and the male vocal. She put it on her writing playlist and looked up the band (She Said Save Me) on Facebook… and liked their page. A while later, she received a PM from Joe Vercillo, saying that if her books were ever adapted for film or TV to feel free to use his music. She had no idea who he was, but looked him up. Imagine her fan girl sqee moment when she discovered that he was the lead singer for She Said Save Me! They have been Facebook friends ever since.

The Portal Chronicles starts off with a serendipitous meeting in a London pub, which rockets the lives of the characters into a time warp of what-ifs. During the prologue, which is the key to the story, Rupert is humming a song in the London pub where Olivia and him seal their fates. Imogen Rose always wondered what he was singing. Now she knows. She wrote the lyrics and She Said Save Me has put it to music, and is releasing it under their label. Needless to say, both parties are uber excited about this collaboration.

The song will be released on Valentine’s Day and will be available as a free download.

Link for free download: not available yet

YouTube: not available yet

Purchase Links

iTunes: not available yet

Amazon: not available yet

Imogen Rose Links:




Instagram: ImogenRoseGram


SHE SAID SAVE ME Links:

Website: https://www.shesaidsaveme.bandcamp.com




Rafflecopter link: http://tinyurl.com/pou3ul7

The Portal Chronicles Soundtrack Single!

About a year ago, when Imogen Rose, author of the cult bestselling series, the Portal Chronicles, was surfing YouTube she stumbled upon a song, “If We Fall” by SHE SAID SAVE ME, and instantly fell in love with both the lyrics and the male vocal. She put the song on her writing playlist and looked up the Toronto-based band on Facebook… and liked their page. A while later, Imogen received a PM from Joe Vercillo, saying that if her books were ever adapted for film or TV she should feel free to use his music. She had no idea who he was, but looked him up. Imagine her fan girl sqee moment when she discovered that he was the lead vocalist for SHE SAID SAVE ME! Imogen and Joe have been Facebook friends ever since.

The Portal Chronicles starts off with a serendipitous meeting in a London pub, which propels the lives of the characters into a time warp of what-ifs. During the prologue, which is the key to the story, Rupert is humming a song in that London pub where Olivia and he seal their fate. Imogen Rose always wondered what he was singing. Until late one night, when she closed her eyes and “heard” it. Imogen wrote the lyrics and SHE SAID SAVE ME put it to music. What better day than Valentine’s Day to release this song that defines the romance that is PORTAL?





GIVEAWAY

Signed (by She Said Save Me and Imogen Rose) CDs of the new Portal song by She Said Save Me.

Other swag 


GIVEAWAY

Signed (by She Said Save Me and Imogen Rose) CDs of the new Portal song by She Said Save Me.

Other swag (details and Rafflecopter to follow)

Please thank Imogen for joining us today. Please check out the links and don't forget to use the free code.

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Author Mary Lynn Bast!

Hi all!

Please help me welcome Author Mary Lynn Bast today to my blog!



What is your name? Do you use a pen name (if so, why?)?



My name is Mary Lynn Bast. As it so happens there is a Mary Lynn Bast PhD who has published a few books of her own. Although it would be nice to be associated with someone who has enough brains to be a doctor, I didn’t want to confuse anyone. So I combined my first and middle name making it MaryLynn Bast.  It seems to work. J

Tell me a bit about yourself:

I have been married to a wonderful man, Patrick, for 10 years. I have three children, James 22, Jennifer 25 and Justin 26. I know not very creative with names back then. 
A little over three years ago I moved from Texas out to the see the city lights of Las Vegas. I worked for a company contracted with the military so I was able to travel the US, to S. Korea and Japan. During this time I also decided to follow my dream of publishing a book. No Remorse was written while I was on an Air Force Base in Japan.

What type of genre do you write?

I write Paranormal Fantasy/Romance, although I am branching out into a little Sci-Fi and possibly some children’s books.

What genre to you personally read?

I read most paranormal romance, slipping in erotica’s on occasion and a few Sci-Fi’s

Tell me about your latest?



My latest book On The Run was published on Dec 13, 2013. This is a tale that continues the Heart of a Wolf Series. With so many questions in the other books, I had to go back to the beginning and tell the tale of Amber when she leaves Blake behind and the shelter and why she must always be alone.

What sparked your passion for books and the art of a good story?

I have always loved reading. As a kid I would devour a book each night. I would always wonder what if the author did this instead of that. Around 12-13 I started writing my own stories. However, I didn’t have a supportive family so I had to write in secret.

Is there a particular book that changed or affected your life in a big way?

Not really a specific book, but an author. I found out that I am a descendent of Mark Twain. I have no way of tracing the heritage, because my grandmother was adopted, but this is what they tell me anyway. Finding this out encouraged me to continue to write.

The authors who affected my writing style and genres are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan and Laurel K. Hamilton. I love the way each of them does world building and I want to be just like them when I grow up.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?

My stories tend to be based on real life events that take place in women’s lives every day. I hope that my stories empower them with the knowledge that they don’t always have to be in an abusive relationship. They can be independent and take care of themselves. They just need to make the stand and do it. I did with three small children in tow.

What challenges have you faced in your writing career?

Time is one of the bigger challenges. Not having enough time to get all the stories out of my head and onto paper. Life kind of gets in the way sometimes and another distraction for me is my other hobby as a paranormal investigator and co-founder of a paranormal group CAT Parapsychic…shameless plug here: www.catparapsychic.com and my venture into the world of radio broadcasting where I am becoming a regular at KLAV 1230 AM. I’ll soon have more information my website dates and times I will be on. It’s available online too!

What has been your best moment as a writer?

I would say the best moment(s) for me is when I get a fan contacting me wanting to know when the next book is coming out. It was amazing to have a fan do a fan-girl squeal when we met.

Who is your author idol?

Do I have to choose just one?  Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan and Laurel K. Hamilton

Do you see yourself in any of your characters?

Funny, my husband was just saying the other day that Amber is just like me. A loner, strong headed with a way of figuring out how to make things happen. Like me, Amber doesn’t like crowds, but she (and I) can tolerate them.


Do you feel like your dream has come true or is there much more to do?

My dreams are coming true every day! I never dreamed I would be writing my 10th book. Honestly, when I started writing No Remorse my goal was to publish that and be done. When fans contacted me, talking about how much they loved Amber and Blake I had to continue.

What does your workspace look like?

I have turned a bedroom into my office area. I have an L shaped desk that faces the corner. I work from my laptop and have a desktop sitting in the corner for when I need to do some research. Or while chatting on Facebook and Skyping. I am a multi-tasker.  J  I have a TV in the corner that rarely gets turned on. Two bookshelves completely overrun with books. On the walls I have my collection of swords, blade and knifes. My collection of wolves and dragons and a pretty dream catcher wind chime hanging in the corner. My desk stays clear most of the time, on occasion getting cluttered until my slight case of OCD kicks in. I have my office chair, one for Magic my black, long-haired cat and one for Mr. Boggles, my Boston Terrier/Beagle when he is not on the truck with Patrick.

Have you ever had a day when you just wanted to quit?

YES but Anna Dase won’t let me! Anna is my PA and keeps me on my toes. She reminds me all the time of what I am supposed to be doing and I love her for it. She is the person who knows my books as well as I do.


What do you do when you’re not writing?

I am a full time student working on my Bachelors in Graphic Design. I have my own graphics design company. When not doing homework or writing, I am out doing paranormal investigation and delving into the spiritual world to help others.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

Is there such a thing as a sane writer?  I don’t think so…heheheheheh.
I think for me, I have to take a break from the fantasy world and go hang out with real people for a while. Though I find the entire time I am out, my muses are yelling at me to come home.

Did you have a moment when you realized you were meant to be a writer?

I knew as a kid I was meant to write. The realization that I am an actual author hit me when I published this last book. I was talking to my friend about it and wow. I’m an author and I love it!

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

On days you think it’s not worth it, step away from the computer, the notebook or whatever you are writing in/on. Breathe and remember you are writing because you enjoy it. There will be days you want to give up. There will always be stress. You can’t let any of that stop you. Write when you can. One day it will all come together.
For me, the best thing was to get with other people who have the same passion, other authors. They know exactly what you are going through at any given time. Most of all have fun with your writing.


After this book, what is next?

Loaded question.  J  I am working on Blake and Amber’s Special Valentine Delivery. I am working on the next novel in the series – Softest Touch. I also have another series started – Panther Pride – Corporate Affair and a few others that are still in the beginning stages. I did mention children’s books earlier. I have one written for 3-5 year olds. I’m working on the graphics now and will see how that goes over.

Your website?
Your blog?
Other websites?
Where can your book be found?

Author Links

Facebook Personal
Facebook Page

Book Links


Well, please check out the Author's links and her book.

Keep Writing!
Jodie Pierce


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Charity blog hop!

Hi all!

Today I am hosting my fb's charity blog hop! Here's the information:



Children of the Night is a fantastic book for Elementary School age children. With essential children’s lessons and good old fashioned Supernatural/Paranormal stories, this book gives you something for everyone. The children will enjoy the stories and the parents will enjoy the lessons in some of the stories. With stories about sharing, helping your parents, staying awake in class and never talking to strangers all will give you the opportunity to discuss these lessons with your children. Other stories like a Christmas mouse, Halloween night and a witch also provide enjoyment for the children. 100% of this books proceeds will go to The National Children’s Cancer Center. This book is all about the kids! Here are the participating Authors:



 Ronald Griffin’s Biography:

Ronald Griffin is a 31 year old Author who grew up in Georgia and still lives there today. His current writing style includes paranormal fantasy and horror. He has been writing since he was 9 years old when he wrote a Tiny Toons Adventure skit for his class and it was well received. From there, he was absorbed with writing about Superhero’s but once high school hit, the supernatural started calling him, especially the werewolves. This is where his latest The Blood Lives Saga was born. You can either find him locked away in his writing cave or at his local Cracker Barrel where he supports his fantasy genre reading habit. His Author idol is the husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews. He has thoroughly enjoyed their magic series novels and feels encouraged that they are from his same state. When not writing, you can find Ronald spending time with his daughters (ages 3 and 9) and his son (age 7). He can be found spending time making precious moments with them and hopefully passing along his writing bug to them.


Tara Fox Hall’s Biography:

Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Her writing credits include nonfiction short stories, flash, short and novella-length horror stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. Her horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Ghastly Door, The Halloween Alliance, Black Petals, SNM Horror Magazine, Microhorror, Dark Eclipse, Cemetery Moon, and various anthologies, including the recently published charity works Fear (Vol. 1) and Shifters. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chain sawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.


WHY: I’ve loved vampires since I saw Frank Langella in the first “hot vampire” version of Dracula years ago. That love intensified in my later teens with The Lost Boys, and reading Interview with the Vampire, along with anything vampire I could get my hands on. But I wanted more than the evil monster chasing young virgins; more than the sweet, misunderstood handsome fanged stranger that becomes the perfect mate for the woman who captures his heart after so many lone centuries. I wanted a vampire so well-crafted in detail that I could believe he was real. I wanted something different to happen in the story, other than girl becomes vampire, or vampire becomes dust. I wanted passion, tragedy, romance, suspense, action, and the haunting sweetness of poetry and song floating on a soft night breeze. So I penned my own vampires.


Ann Snizek’s Biography:

Bio: Though her childhood was spent moving frequently, Ann Snizek is originally from Vermont and now lives in Virginia with her family. As a home-schooling family, Ann and her husband have tried to nurture the love of books in their children and now their grandchildren -- always encouraging their imaginations.
Ann actively promotes literacy in her community, organizing and facilitating a creative writing club and then quickly adding volunteer tutoring and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at her local adult learning center.
Loving all aspects of writing, Ann started Snow Flower Enterprises (dot) com, and its divisions, to help other independent authors reach their goals.



Mark Mackey’s Biography:

Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing during the late 1990’s when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books in the process of being edited and three short stories published in three different anthologies.



Christina Mercer’s Biography:

Christina Mercer, author of Tween/Teen Fantasy Arrow of the Mist, writes fiction for children and young adults. She was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, she took Writer’s Best of Show at the SCBWI California North/Central Regional Conference, and she won an Honorable Mention in the 21st Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Christina enjoys life in the foothills of Northern California with her husband and sons, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees.


Jodie Pierce’s Biography:

Jodie Pierce is married to her hubby, John who gave her a storybook happily-ever-after. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio but traveled to Brasil when she was 16 years old as an exchange student and she continues to travel the US with her hubby. Jodie started writing as a teenager and even wrote for her schools’ newspaper and yearbook.
She has had a fascination with vampires since they were introduced to her as a child so she’s had a long history with them. It wasn't until she started reading the Anne Rice vampire books in college that she was truly inspired to stop writing sappy teen romance stories and focus on the vampires she loved. You will find some of her experiences from Brasil in her stories. Many of her stories have historical or researched facts as she also enjoys research and learning about new places.
She has published four short novels (Eternal Press), a short story in "Midnight Thirst 2", an anthology (Melange Books), has five self-published books (with 3 more charity anthologies by the end of 2013). She’s published her first charity vampire anthology book with various Authors named In Vein, where all the proceeds of the book went to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She loves helping out other new Authors, runs blog hops and Facebook events for them to help market them. She has her own small publishing company named Vampirical Lyrical Publishing where she takes on new Authors and helps them see their creations come to life. She's always busy with the next great vampire story as her mind is non-stop and even plagues her dreamsShe’s co-manager of the Facebook Supernatural Writer’s Group where they put together 2 charity books a year where all proceeds will be donated to a special charity.

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Check out this special book, you’re bound to find something fun. Recommended reading ages 5-10 so read with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids and loved ones!

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Wild Cards is a book dedicated to Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers with a Supernatural/Paranormal flare. You will find a variety of stories so it won’t be hard to find something you and your children will like. From stories about the Grim Reaper, a dragon rider, three wishes, a witch, a man without a face, a house on a haunted street, the making of a villain and much more there is plenty for everyone. 100% of this books proceeds will go to The National Children’s Cancer Center. This book is all about the kids! Here are the awesome Authors and we couldn’t have had such a great cover with the art work by Don Semora.



Ronald Griffin’s Biography:

Ronald Griffin is a 31 year old Author who grew up in Georgia and still lives there today. His current writing style includes paranormal fantasy and horror. He has been writing since he was 9 years old when he wrote a Tiny Toons Adventure skit for his class and it was well received. From there, he was absorbed with writing about Superhero’s but once high school hit, the supernatural started calling him, especially the werewolves. This is where his latest The Blood Lives Saga was born. You can either find him locked away in his writing cave or at his local Cracker Barrel where he supports his fantasy genre reading habit. His Author idol is the husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews. He has thoroughly enjoyed their magic series novels and feels encouraged that they are from his same state. When not writing, you can find Ronald spending time with his daughters (ages 3 and 9) and his son (age 7). He can be found spending time making precious moments with them and hopefully passing along his writing bug to them.



Gabrielle Lee Hughes’s Biography:

Gabrielle Lee Hughes is an inspiring new author. For fifteen years, Gabrielle has been writing short stories, poetry, and just finish her first novel, The New World: The Last Resistance. She is currently looking for a publishing company to fit her first novel’s needs. She is also currently working on her second novel, The New World: Dawn of a New Age.  Gabrielle currently lives in Georgia.


Mark Mackey’s Biography:

Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing during the late 1990’s when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books in the process of being edited and three short stories published in three different anthologies.



T.G. Reaper’s Biography:

T.G. Reaper, aka Thom Futrell is the award winning, bestselling author of EMPTY GRAVES, MEAT PUPPET, NIGHT SONGS, DRIPPINGS along with over twenty anthologies and magazine articles. He lives near Jackson, Michigan with his wife, two daughters and two cats.


David R. Bennett’s Biography:
I am an author from Houston, Texas. I am what I would call a freaky fiction writer. I write strange tales in all realms of fiction. I am a bonafied Star Wars geek who cannot wait to see the range of movies put out by Disney starting in 2015.


Jeremy Rodden’s Biography:
Jeremy Rodden considers himself a dad first and an author second. He is the author of the middle grade/young adult Toonopolis series of books that takes place in his cartoon universe. He also edited, contributed to, and published The Myth of Mr. Mom, a non-fiction series of essays by stay-at-home dads.


Laurie Treacy’s Biography:
I’m a wife, mom of three really good kids and various pets, an active reader and book blogger. Movie and music fan. I love frogs, frozen Goobers, anime and haunted places. I’m also a Whovian. I love paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, dystopian and contemporary romance. I initially started out writing YA, but I’ve also started writing for adults. My NaNoWriMo book this year is a New Adult paranormal. I find this genre exciting.



Jodie Pierce’s Biography:

Jodie Pierce is married to her hubby, John who gave her a storybook happily-ever-after. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio but traveled to Brasil when she was 16 years old as an exchange student and she continues to travel the US with her hubby. Jodie started writing as a teenager and even wrote for her schools’ newspaper and yearbook.
She has had a fascination with vampires since they were introduced to her as a child so she’s had a long history with them. It wasn't until she started reading the Anne Rice vampire books in college that she was truly inspired to stop writing sappy teen romance stories and focus on the vampires she loved. You will find some of her experiences from Brasil in her stories. Many of her stories have historical or researched facts as she also enjoys research and learning about new places.
She has published four short novels (Eternal Press), a short story in "Midnight Thirst 2", an anthology (Melange Books), has five self-published books (with 3 more charity anthologies by the end of 2013). She’s published her first charity vampire anthology book with various Authors named In Vein, where all the proceeds of the book went to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She loves helping out other new Authors, runs blog hops and Facebook events for them to help market them. She has her own small publishing company named Vampirical Lyrical Publishing where she takes on new Authors and helps them see their creations come to life. She's always busy with the next great vampire story as her mind is non-stop and even plagues her dreamsShe’s co-manager of the Facebook Supernatural Writer’s Group where they put together 2 charity books a year where all proceeds will be donated to a special charity.

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This is a great book you’re sure to love. Recommended reading ages are young adult but adults alike are bound to find some great stories by these great Authors. Pick up your copy today!

Thanks to all the Authors that participated and graciously donated their hard work to this wonderful cause!

Keep Writing!

Jodie Pierce