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Announcing My Stories in Sci Fic, Fantasy, and Romance Anthologies

anthology1 anthology2I am proud to announce that my stories, “Deadline” and “The Path to Rainbow Bridge” have been accepted to be included in two anthologies being published on September 16th by Solstice Publishing.

“Deadline,” in the Project 9 Anthology, is a Sci Fic story with somewhat of a Twilight Zone theme. It tells the tale of Susan Shaffer, a student and Features editor of the college newspaper at fictional Brockton University. After falling out of her dorm bed one morning, Susan experiences some strange shifts in time and faces much confusion and fear until she discovers what is happening to her.

The Path to Rainbow Bridge” for the Realms of Fantastic Stories anthology is one that is close to my heart. It features a cast of cats, some of whom are based on my own deceased pets. When Tom the gatekeeper assigns Shadow to gather Kate’s fur family together because her elderly Siamese is scheduled to arrive on Rainbow Bridge the following day, Shadow is in for a special surprise.

If either or both of these stories sound interesting to you, look for their anthologies being released September 16 with other Sci Fic and Fantasy tales by Solstice authors.

Love Always Anthology Cover (1) anthologypicI have also self-published a historical romance, “The Seashell and the Stone” with 15 other authors, many of them from Limitless Publishing.

This anthology, Love, Always, is only available as a giveaway for my newsletter subscribers or as prizes for any of the Facebook events at which I offer it.

DeLouise Teaser

 

The Seashell and the Stone takes place in 19th-century Cape May, New Jersey where a young woman meets a traveler who has a secret that changes her life and that of her great granddaughter’s.

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Posted in Author Spotlight, Authors, Books

Author Spotlight: Jamie Lynn Boothe

authorspotlightWelcome to the Literary Library Lounge where I interview fellow authors. Today, I am chatting with  Jamie Lynn Booth from Connecticut.

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Thanks for joining me, Jamie.  Please take a seat and make yourself comfortable.
I understand you’re a new author at Limitless Publishing and have a novel coming out with them in March. Can you tell me a bit about it and your writing?

I’m very excited about House of Refuge  and can’t wait for it to be out. At the moment I have two books out that I have self-published. The Journey and a short story collection called, Timeless Hope that I just released this past August 2nd. . What I love to write the most is Romance. What type of romance varies. I like to write suspense, Inspirational, and Contemporary but almost always romance. I have a novella trilogy though that has nothing to do with romance. It’s titled “The Journey” it is an intense fictional trilogy that’s intensely realistic about drug addiction and recovery. At the moment only the first is self-published on Amazon, but I’m currently revising the 2nd novella in the trilogy. I hope to release it around Halloween this year. I am currently with Limitless Publishing and they will be publishing my first Inspirational novel with them on March 21, 2017. I’m very excited about that. I have previous releases that aren’t available, Nightmares and Dreams and Dark Moments and Silver Linings that I want to get re-published once I have time to do it and I have many other projects in mind. A lot coming that’s for sure lol. 

Would you describe your goals as a writer to us?  What do you hope to achieve in the next few years? What are you planning to do to reach these goals?

My goals are as such…Get a major book deal, have my first NYTimes and USA Today Bestseller and have my books on bookshelves throughout the country and abroad. I have every intention of making that happen and I believe in myself. I know it will happen and it will happen by not only working hard for it through continuing to write and promoting and searching for the right agent/publisher that will push me towards it but also by never giving up and never stopping in my faith and belief that it will happen.

Awesome. I have a similar goal, and I agree that a positive attitude and perseverance is very important in trying to meet it.

What type of reader are you hoping to attract?  Who do you believe would be most interested in reading your books?

Ones who like to cry when they read lol. I believe that if I don’t touch my readers’ emotions I didn’t write anything worth reading. I want to attract readers who can relate on some level what I write. I write romance, but I also include social issues that millions can relate to.

Sounds impressive.

What advice would you give other authors or those still trying to get published?

NEVER give up! Never stop working toward your dream and Never stop writing. Don’t be afraid of rejection because it will happen. It’s guaranteed, but if you don’t stop, your dream will become a reality and always believe in what you do. That’s a must!

Excellent advice.

What particular challenges and struggles did you face before first becoming published?

Not knowing what challenges were ahead of me and financially mostly. I had to sacrifice certain things. I even went hungry a few times to pay for promotion or editing or formatting or for a cover. I’ve paid my dues and will pay more, but I’m willing.

Have you taken any writing or publishing classes? If so, please provide information about them and if you feel they helped you further your professional skills.

Amazingly, the only thing I have paid for is the Masterclass with James Patterson, lol. Mainly I learned from others and from mistakes.

I was actually thinking of taking that, but I agree that you pick up a lot from others and from the process of writing daily.

What hobbies and interests do you have besides writing?

I love art, listening to music, reading, watching a good movie from time to time when I can tear myself away from my work, an occasional nap, watching football and golf and right now the Olympics. I strongly desire to go to the beach, too, though.

All great ways to relax and take a break from writing.

What do you like most and least about being an author? What is your toughest challenge?

There are several things I love about being an author. But mostly I love creating a story that touches others emotions. To be able to form the words in a way that it will address certain social issues that many can relate to. When I hear back from a reader and they tell me how it touched them and gave them hope and inspiration, that’s something that truly makes my heart smile. I also love being able to escape in my books. It’s very therapeutic for me.

 My toughest challenge? Sometimes it’s fighting writers block. Unfortunately, I do get it from time to time and it has been known to last for weeks. Once I am able to tear that dark wall down though, it’s a beautiful feeling to be able to sit and have my fingers dance across the keyboard.

I, too, love it when I have positive feedback from readers and know my writing has touched them. I haven’t suffered writer’s block yet, but I can imagine it must be an unpleasant experience.

Can you please list your social media links, website, blog, etc. so readers can connect with you.

www.facebook.com/JamieLynnBootheBooksofFiction/

http://jamielynnboothe.weebly.com/

www.tumblr.com/blog/authorjamielynnboothe

www.twitter.com/boop1967

www.amazon.com/Jamie-Lynn-Boothe/e/B00D4R8QZW/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Thanks so much for the great interview, Jamie, and best of luck to you with your writing. I’m also sharing your brief bio below:

Jamie Lynn Boothe is laid back and was born and raised in the small town of Moneta, Virginia, currently residing in Torrington, Ct. however. Working a full-time job as he writes his works on fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a successful author.

Jamie Lynn enjoys the simple things in life such as good music, movies that make you laugh, cry, and afraid. He loves cats, eating good home-cooked southern food, art, traveling, nature, family and time with friends as well as time to himself.

Writing is his passion, and Jamie Lynn loves creating books that touch another person’s heart and soul. He has written three books so far. Nightmares and Dreams, a novel, the sequel…Dark Moments and Silver Linings and The Journey, a novella. He is currently with Limitless Publishing and will have his first Inspirational Romantic Suspense, House of Refuge, released on March 21, 2017 with them. He is currently working on two brand new Romance novels and has recently self-published a short story collection for Kindle on Amazon titled, Timeless Hope A Collection.

Jamie Lynn is currently single but hopes to find that special woman one day.

 

 

 

Posted in Books, Freebies and Special Offers, New Releases

New Release 99 cents Sale and Giveaway for Lindsay Detwiler’s “Where Love Went”

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Sometimes unexpected miracles can shift your life off course.
Where Love Went by Lindsay Detwiler is LIVE and only 99 cents!
‪#‎ChickLit‬ ‪#‎Giveaway‬ ‪#‎WLW_Release‬

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Authors, blog challenge, Books, Limitless Publishing

#LifeBooksWriting Blog Challenge: About My Recent Book

stonesthrowamazonI’m very excited to participate in the blog challenge Sophia Valentine of Lifestyle and Literature created (see graphics at the bottom of this post for topics and dates if you have a blog and would like to participate. If you’re a reader, I’m sure you’ll enjoy learning about some of the great participating authors).

This week, I will be talking about my recent book., “A Stone’s Throw.” that was published in November 2015 by Limitless Publishing. I am working on the sequel, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” (2nd in the Cobble Cove Mysteries) series that will be released soon.

Below is the blurb, an excerpt, the book trailer, and some reviews of “A Stone’s Throw.” I am also including the purchase links for the book along with my social media links and Amazon and Goodreads Author Pages as well as my website/blog and newsletter sign-up link.

Widowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…

After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library.

Secrets stretch decades into the past…

Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.

Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…

When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John.

As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears…

Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?

Watch the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTL6s3a9Y1s

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EXCERPT

“Who is the other visitor?” Alicia was curious about the sleeping guest.

“Oh, John,” Dora chuckled. “He’s not a visitor. He lives up the road, but he stays here occasionally. I think it’s just to keep me company, but he says the atmosphere inspires his writing. He also does some chores for me.”

“He’s an author?”

Dora chose a cinnamon bun and spread some butter on it. “He’s actually our town’s newspaper publisher. He also keeps the town’s records, but he’s working on a book, too. He stays busy. I guess it helps him recover.”

This was interesting. If this guy John kept the town records, maybe he could track down Pete’s sister and mother. But what was he recovering from? Alicia was hesitant to ask. Maybe the man was in rehab for alcohol or drug addiction, or perhaps he had cancer or been in an accident.

“Talking about me again, Dora?” They hadn’t even heard him in the doorway. The man who stood there did not look drunk, sick, or injured. He was tall, even taller than Pete which would probably make him about six feet. He was thin but muscular, and he didn’t look like he spent a lot of time working at a computer. His hair was dark and thick with only a few strands of gray. He was clean shaven with deep blue eyes she noticed immediately.

“Ah, good morning, John. You’ve awoken before the rooster crows.” Dora got up. “I have some cleaning to do upstairs. Why don’t you come and meet your fellow guest, Alicia?”

John bent forward as if to bow. “Pleased to meet you, ma’am.” He  extended his hand. “John McKinney at your service.”

McKinney? “Are you a related to Mr. McKinney at the library?”

John smiled as Dora made her exit, muffin in hand. He sat in the chair she left. “He’s my dad.”

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Connect with me on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Debbie-De-Louise/e/B0144ZGXPW/

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.wordpress.com

Buy links for A STONE’S THROW:

Amazon U.S.: KINDLE: http://amzn.to/1MjaJgN

Amazon Australia: http://bit.ly/1Sdh82D

Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/1SdheHi

Amazon U.K.: http://amzn.to/1QutXBW

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1nQPyv4

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1KGYHep

Also available on iTunes and Ingram

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Have you Read “Romance Scam Diary” by Brigitte Schmid?

romancescandiaryRomance Scam Diary by Brigitte Schmid @richardfoleyrfi

http://pub.rfi.net/romance-scam-diary

During her search to find a partner, the 56-year-old Brigitte Schmid signed up to an online dating web portal, hoping she might meet a nice man there. Following several unsuccessful chats and meetings with various men, she found the interesting profile from a Phillip M., a Canadian, who was enlisted in the US-Army and currently posted in Afghanistan. Brigitte felt herself to be head-over-heels in love with this man and did not realize she was being taken in by a professional Romance Scammer, a criminal conman from the West African state of Ghana…

This is the true story from her own diary.

http://www.amazon.com/Romance-Scam-Diary-Likelihood-Accra/dp/095724326X

Social media networks: (please feel free to “add as friend”)

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/richard.foley.3511

Twitter  https://twitter.com/richardfoleyrfi

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardfoley

Pinterest https://pinterest.com/richard_foley/books/

Google+  https://plus.google.com/u/0/106518902065845878147

Medium   https://medium.com/@richardfoley

 

Posted in Limitless Publishing, New Releases, Uncategorized

Cover Reveal and Pre-Order: Dark Redemption by Sarah Marsh

darkredemptionDARK REDEMPTION by Sarah Marsh
Broken Souls Series, #1
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover Designer: 
Redbird Designs

SYNOPSIS: 
Sofia Boon was ready to make changes in her life, but she didn’t see this coming…

Taking a chance, she finds the nerve to ask out her handsome neighbor, but when he doesn’t show up for their date, Sofia knocks on his door and meets a man claiming to be his roommate, and she soon realizes she’s made a horrible mistake.

Eitan Kent is a tortured man, haunted by a death he was unable to prevent…

Eitan believes he is unworthy of being loved. He buries himself in his work and takes a job to track down a wanted criminal, Ben Donovan. He locates Donovan’s apartment, but finds it empty—until Donovan’s “date” shows up.

Eitan doesn’t know what to make of sweet, curvy Sofia, but she’s the only lead he has…

Feeling he has no choice, Eitan decides to take her with him to see if she can somehow lead him to Donovan before it’s too late—or if her innocence is all an act and she’s involved in the bastard’s crimes.

Sofia is terrified and tries to explain to the dark stranger that she barely knows her neighbor and has no idea how to track him down, but Eitan knows exactly how to get the truth from her. Who knew a little torture could be so sweet?

Coming August 30th!

darkredemption2PRE-ORDER TODAY: http://amzn.to/2b8b90v

“Who says it’s always the damsel who needs to be rescued?”

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Sarah Marsh

Hello there, you’d think that writing the “about” info on myself would be the easy part of this exercise but wow. Not so much. I’ve only been writing stories for the last couple of years, I’ve been a huge fan of science fiction and romance novels for a long time and one day my over active imagination just wouldn’t seem to quit so I got on the computer, started typing and eventually ended up with my first book! It’s an odd career turn for me as I also currently work in an office in an accounting capacity, but I’ve also been a pastry chef as well so perhaps this is a little closer to getting back to the creative outlet that I’ve been missing. It’s great to be able to put little pieces of yourself into these heroines that you perhaps don’t get to show the world or even wish you were more like, its a liberating experience. At the same time, writing is such a personal thing that putting yourself out there to the world to be judged by publishers, reviewers, readers, basically everyone that reads your work is a really scary thing for a lot of people. It was a terrifying thing for me and I am grateful that I have some very supportive family and friends, thank you most of all to Marissa who has always been there right from the start no matter what I put in front of her to read!

I currently live in British Columbia, I’m a bit of a hobby-a-holic. At the moment I am obsessed with scarf knitting, to the point that I had to open my own Etsy store to unload my stock pile of scarfs….I mean how many scarfs can a girl really justify keeping for herself? I also am a painter, mostly abstract in acrylics. With the pastry arts background I spend a decent amount of time still creating recipes and baking, much to the delight of my co-workers who I use as lab taste testers, I love making home made chocolates as well. In the spring and summer I love to plant things and tinker in the garden, and spending time with friends and family.

I hope you enjoy my books! I certainly enjoy writing them and I strive to get better with each one, thank you for your support!

Sarah.

Website: https://sarahmarshfiction.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SM_fiction

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

 

 

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Look What’s on Sale for 99 Cents –“The Virgin Queen” by Jennifer Allis Provost

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virginqueenThe Virgin Queen – book 2 of The Chronicles of Parthalan

by Jennifer Allis Provost

If you haven’t read The Virgin Queen by Jennifer Allis Provost now is your chance! It’s on sale for 99c, 68p in the UK! Grab it now – book three in the series, Rise of the Deva’shi, will release this fall! #fantasy #romance #sale #99cents @parthalan

Book Title: THE VIRGIN QUEEN

Author: Jennifer Allis Provost

Series: The Chronicles of Parthalan #2

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Publisher: Bellatrix Press

SYNOPSIS:

A broken queen. A friendship mired in deceit. Can one man from the desert help hold the realm together?

Asherah, Queen of Parthalan and Lady of Tingu, has led her people through eight centuries of prosperity. That peace shatters when Mersgoth, the mordeth thought long dead, attacks Teg’urnan. In the aftermath a new warrior emerges: Aeolmar, a man as secretive as he is deadly.

Asherah and Aeolmar race across Parthalan in pursuit of Mersgoth, and track the beast to the High Desert. While they’re gone, Harek, now Prelate of Parthalan, conspires with the Dark Fae against the elves…Against Leran, the king of the elves and Asherah’s son in all but blood. Will Asherah see the truth of Harek before it’s too late, or will he bring down the fae once and for all?

The Virgin Queen – Book Two of the Chronicles of Parthalan

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aJqfoE

Cover Designer: Veronica Jones http://www.vvjones.com/

About the author: Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2975887.Jennifer_Allis_Provost

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/copperraven/

WEBSITE: http://authorjenniferallisprovost.com/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/parthalan