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Cover Reveal: Fame Secrets by Cora Kenborn

famesecrets1FAME AND SECRETS by Cora Kenborn

Lords of Lyre #2

Limitless Publishing, LLC 

Releasing March 14th!

Purchase Book 1: http://amzn.to/2jE0mxE

An empty house in Hollywood isn’t what Phoebe Ryan envisioned when she said “yes” to a rock star’s proposal…

Phoebe is pregnant and alone in Tinseltown. She had hoped for a fresh start, but instead gets flashing cameras and tabloid gossip while her famous fiancé is on tour. Then the body of a young woman surfaces, bearing the same scars Phoebe has kept hidden for years. Phoebe fears the nightmare she can’t forget has come to collect an overdue debt.

Julian Bale struggles to balance his life as a touring rock star and his new role as a family man…

Everyone wants something from him, but he just wants to go home to the woman he’s fought so hard to keep. When inside information comes to light, threatening his fiancée and unborn child, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect what’s his, even if it costs him everything he’s worked for.

Phoebe and Julian thought they left the drama and danger behind, but they thought wrong…

When the monster from Phoebe’s past claims the most innocent of victims, accusations and grief shred what they’ve fought to build. Some say tragedy can make or break a family, but can Phoebe and Julian unite to fight for what was taken from them, or will fame and secrets ruin everyone?

famesecrets2MEET THE AUTHOR: Cora Kenborn writes romantic suspense novels with strong heroines, complex alphas, harrowing danger, and snappy banter. She is the author of the rock star stalker series, Lords of Lyre but refuses to be pigeon holed into one specific genre. She loves delving into the twisted mind of a dark villain as well as giggling while writing rom-com banter.

Cora lives in Eastern North Carolina and is a true Southern girl, growing up on sweet tea, front porches, and the simple life. She says “y’all,” “fixin’ to,” and should you deserve it, will “bless your heart.” She’s the proud mother three hyperactive and occasionally adorable children, and the wife of a husband who tolerates her chaotic writer’s cave.

Although reading is her passion, she can usually be found watching true crime shows and crafting inspiration for twisted new tales. Cora admits to being a horrible cook, an even worse baker, and believes she’s more dangerous with a hot glue gun than any weapon on earth. Oh, and she and autocorrect are mortal enemies.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15178303.Cora_Kenborn

Publisher: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/cora-kenborn/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/corakenborn

 

 

 

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#LifeBooksWriting Blog Challenge: 5 Things about Me

takeoveraboutmeIf you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you know a lot about me already; so when I attempted to meet the challenge of writing five things about myself, I decided to include facts that some people weren’t aware of but might find interesting.

  1. debbienewpicI chose to become a librarian after taking a college vocational test in my Sophomore year at college that showed my interests and skills to be best matched to a career in librarianship  and writing. I’ve worked as a librarian for 25 years and will be publishing my third novel this fall.
  2. I grew up with cats, have written about them in short stories, articles, and books and am a long-time member of a wonderful organization known as the Cat Writer’s Association. I currently have two male cats of my own – a striped, 7-year old tabby my daughter named Stripey and my mother’s 16-year old Siamese, Oliver, who I adopted three years ago. oliverstripey
  3. bonesAlthough I don’t watch a lot of television, I enjoy The Librarians, The Catch, and my favorite series, Bones, that I recently started watching on Netflix.
  4. hollybabyMy happiest experiences were my wedding day 25 years ago next July; the birth of my daughter who will be 12 this October; and the contract offer from Limitless Publishing I received for my novel, A STONE’S THROW, that was published last November and which will soon have a sequel.
  5. blackforestcake2My favorite dessert is Black Forest cake, and I love dark chocolate. My favorite snacks are unsalted peanuts out of the shell and sugarless gum.

 

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It’s a pleasure to participate in the blog challenge Sophia Valentine of Lifestyle and Literature created (see graphic 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).

 

 

 

 

Posted in Anthology, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction

13anthology13 has always been unlucky. But now it’s turned deadly…

Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants.

13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…

The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself.

Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?

Be careful…
13 will get you every time.

— AUTHORS —
Bradon Nave
Carissa Ann Lynch
D.A. Roach
Erin Lee
Jackie Sonnenberg
Luke Swanson
Marissa Farrar
Samie Sands
Sara Schoen
Savannah Blevins
Sophia Valentine
Taylor Henderson
Thomas S. Flowers

 

Posted in Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Her Confession by S. Valentine

 

heronfession💛COVER REVEAL!💛 Her Confession, book #2 of The Black Door Trilogy is available for pre-order now!! 🎉💛

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Posted in Author Spotlight, Authors, Books, New Releases

Author Spotlight: A.B. Funkhauser

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Welcome to the Literary Library Lounge where I interview fellow authors. Today, I am chatting with  A.B. Funkhauser from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, just outside Toronto on the banks of mighty Lake Ontario.

How long have you been published? What titles have you published and with which publisher? Have you self-published any titles? Please give details.

A.B.1AB2HEUER LOST AND FOUND (April 23, 2015) Solstice Publishing
SCOOTER NATION (March 11, 2016) Solstice Publishing
 It has been an ongoing privilege to work with Solstice. It was through their amazing network of writers that I was able to screw up the courage to submit the Heuer manuscript in the first place.
 I have not self-published to date.
Congratulations, I signed with Solstice on August 1st. and am looking forward to having my third novel, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” published with them. My previous book, “A Stone’s Throw” was published by Limitless Publishing, and I self-published my first novel, “Cloudy Rainbow.”
 
Tell us a little bit about your books — what genre you write, if you write a series, any upcoming releases or your current work-in-progress. If you have an upcoming release, please specify the release date.
 
In addition to the two published novels, I have three others in the works: SHELL GAME told from the POV of a tabby cat with a recessive gene; THE HEUER EFFECT, which is a prequel to HEUER LOST AND FOUND; and, POOR UNDERTAKER, which traces the rise and fall of a family run funeral establishment from 1947 to 1975. All titles are joined by a theme “unapologetic lives” that allows characters to operate without filters. They say and do and get away with things we could never do in a civilized, ordered society; hence, the series: UNAPOLOGETIC LIVES.
 
It is more through the happy accident of high functioning eccentric characters that I write gonzo mortuary revenge fiction. Through it, subtext and nuance is as important as the scene set dressing. Everything on surface is questionable and the narrator is almost always unreliable. It’s so much fun!
 
I’m hoping to have SHELL GAME ready for submission by November, but as any complicated character will tell you, the novel isn’t done until the protagonist says so.
As a cat lover and author who also includes them in my writing, Shell Game sounds like something I would enjoy reading, and I agree with you completely that an author can’t finish a book unless the protagonist is ready for it to end.
 
Describe your goals as a writer. What do you hope to achieve in the next few years? What are you planning to do to reach these goals?
 
My goal is a straightforward one: get the words down and get them out for as long as the muse remains with me. Creating and promoting go hand in glove and I enjoy discussing process, characterization, subtext and blending genres almost as much as creating the books.
Perfect goals for any writer.
 
What type of reader are you hoping to attract?  Who do you believe would be most interested in reading your books?
 
My characters are multigenerational, multilingual, and with few exceptions, morally elastic. The line between protagonist and antagonist often dissolves and I ask a lot of questions. How did he get this way? Why doesn’t she love him? Why is it so difficult to tell the truth? A sense of humor, a desire to get inside the characters’ lives, and an eye on the “long view” probably goes a long way.
 
What advice would you give other authors or those still trying to get published?
 
Write. Keep writing. And never give up. And build your brand. Author and book are inseparable.
Great advice.
 
What particular challenges and struggles did you face before first becoming published?
 
Finding time to do what I wanted when I wanted and needed to. Time management helped with that. Also, I’ve enlisted the help of the teenagers. Today is vacuum the house day!
Lol. Yes, time management is often an issue with authors, especially those who have full-time jobs.  I like your idea of recruiting teenagers to help with the housework.
 
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.
 
I took a couple of courses with the Writescape Group through the Writers’ Community of Durham Region. Course leaders Ruth Walker and Gwynn Scheltema not only helped me out with hooks and arcs, but they also gave me the ‘thumbs up’ — that I had ‘something’ but that it needed work. That’s all I needed to jump in boots first and keep at it ’till I figured it all out.
Some authors swear by writer’s groups. We started one a few months ago, and participants have found a lot of benefit from it.
 
What are your hobbies and interests besides writing?
 
Anything outdoors. Anything with wheels and a four stroke engine. Great people … and the cat!
Cats, books, and authors naturally seem to go together.
 
What do you like most and least about being an author? What is your toughest challenge?
 
I never dwell on negatives, so if something bothers me I walk away. Cooling off is the best way to recharge and refocus. I write every day except weekends and holidays. Whether its new works, editing, tweeting, reviewing or blogging, it’s writing and I love that there is always so much to do. There are endless possibilities. The challenge, always, is figuring out which project comes next.
That’s the great thing about writing. The more you do it and the more types you do, the better you get and the more interests you discover.
 
Please list your social media links, website, blog, etc. so we can connect with you.
 
Thanks so much for the great interview, A.B. and best of luck with your upcoming books. I’ll keep an eye out for Shell Game.

 

 

 

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Freebies and Special Offers

99-cent Weekend Sale Starts Today, August 19th, for A Stone’s Throw

stonesthrow99centsMy mystery romance, A Stone’s Throw, is on sale today and throughout the weekend for 99 cents. The sequel, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” is coming soon, so grab the first book now.

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?

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Posted in Anthology

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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