Showing posts from February, 2013

Murder, friendship and honor?

  I'm delighted to welcome thriller author Giacomo Giammatteo to my blog today, as part of the Killer Thriller Book Launch Event. Just click on the picture above to find out more...  and read on to learn about Murder, Friendship and Honor straight from the author. Over to you Jim.   Murder Has Consequences is the second book in the Friendship & Honor series. I know it seems odd to be talking about murder in the same sentence as friendship and honor, but that is exactly what this series explores. It’s about two guys who grew up as best friends, almost brothers, but one became a cop and one a hit man. Did you ever wonder how far you can push friendship before it snaps? Thirty years ago, four boys swore an oath to be friends forever, and to always have each others’ back. In Murder Takes Time—the first book in the series—that oath pushed one of the boys to an early grave and one into hiding. Only two of them are left, but the oath remains. Nicky F

Keeping it real, by Catherine Converse

I'm delighted to welcome Fade to Silver author, Catherine Converse, to my blog today as she continues touring with this second book in her young Young Adult In Between Series. First, let me introduce Catherine: Catherine Converse lives with her husband and four children in beautiful Montana. She squeaked by with a Business Degree at Carroll College, only to realize (while glancing back at transcripts years later) that the only A’s she got were in Writing and Literature classes. She wishes there were more hours in the day (who doesn’t, right), and that her mind would just shut down sometimes. If not writing, or researching, she would really like to be outside with her family, and preferably on her snowboard. Or just petting their horses. Grateful for such a blessed life, she just hopes to bring stories of all kinds to life, and enjoyment to those who read them. Catherine owns and operates Golden Dot Publishing, an independent publishing company. If that makes the author so

Adding to the Infinite Sum of Book Reviews

I've edited Infinite Sum and Road to Hemlock. I still need to write Road to Hemlock part II if I'm going to complete the story. And I'm still working on editing Nalya's Sunset and Rose on the Vine. Then there's Love on a Transfer lingering on its way to publication. And then... And then there's reading, which is good because otherwise I'll end up getting too lost in my own voice. I tried recording my voice for a blog interview the other day. I really really don't want to get lost there! And then there's writing book reviews, and drinking coffee. First this week is the second part of Dianne Lynn Gardner's Ian's Realm trilogy. Dragon Shield, by Dianne Lynn Gardner follows teenager Ian as he learns there's more to leadership than just saying no to your followers, and more to being a friend than just hoping you won't be misunderstood. Wise lessons mix in with vivid descriptions, intriguing imagination, valiant battles, and a dragon

Incorporating real life into fantasy, with author Stacy Eaton

Today I have the privilege of welcoming author Stacy Eaton to my blog. I've reviewed Stacy's Blue Blood for Life and My Blood Runs Blue before--two excellent blends of police procedural,  paranormal thriller, and vampire romance. I expect to post reviews of her new release Garda later this week, and I have her other novel, Whether I'll Live or Die firmly planted on my reading list--an excellent and very prolific author . Welcome Stacy! Sheila – Thank you so much for allowing me to visit your blog and your readers!   I love having the opportunity to make new friends and share the things that I am doing.   As you know Sheila, I just released my fourth novel, Garda ~ Welcome to the Realm, and I am so excited about it!  This new novel is set into the paranormal word of Guardian Angels. Many people have asked me where I got the title “Garda – Welcome to the Realm” and it might seem like a strange title for my book, but let me explain.  Garda in literal Irish