Monday, August 31, 2015

New Release: The Wilds (The Wilds Series Book One) by Donna Augustine (New Adult)

Congratulations to Donna Augustine on the release of her new adult novel The Wilds (The Wilds #1)

The Wilds
The Wilds Series Book One

by Donna Augustine

August 31, 2015
I met a Plaguer today, one of the very few who survived the last outbreak of Bloody Death. She said horrible things about me and my companions. We all called her crazy afterward and claimed this was the reason they needed to be locked up. They spread lies that could hurt our fragile world, nearly brought to extinction 150 years ago. 

But here's the catch: she was right about me. I have a niggling fear that she was right about my friends, as well. What if the Plaguers are right about the people in charge? What if they are right about everything?

*This book is for all the Plaguers, the truth sayers branded and marked as liars, often hunted and sometimes forgotten. This book is for the girl who was right.

About the Author:
Donna Augustine was an odd child, had a brief moment of conformity in early adulthood and then decided to embrace her craziness as the years rolled by. It's her inner crazy that she credits with coming up with the ideas for her books. One part hypochondriac, a few dashes of paranoia, topped with a sliver of uptight and delivered with a relaxed flair, she kicked the proverbial box down the yellow brick road a couple years ago to embrace her true self.

She can be reached by a carrier pigeon, set free in a south by north direction, where she resides in Neverland with her two Siberian cats. Cats who, by the way, aren't as hypoallergenic as she believed they'd be.

For the conventional minded, and those of you without a pigeon on hand, she can be reached at She responds to most emails within three dusk periods.

P.S. For those of you looking for the discarded box, it was sitting beside the road for a while but has since disappeared completely.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

New Release: Dark Demon Rising: Whisperings Paranormal Mystery book #7 by Linda Welch

Congratulations to Linda Welch on the release of her Dark Demon Rising (Whisperings Paranormal Mystery #7)
Dark Demon Rising: Whisperings Paranormal Mystery book #7
by Linda Welch
What would you think if you woke in an unfamiliar place, with no memory of how you got there?

Suppose it’s a dream, and pinch yourself?

What if you can’t pinch yourself?

I have to rely on my ghostly buddies and a fake clairvoyant to help me solve a personally harrowing mystery and just when we think we’ve found the guilty party, the game changes. The real culprit’s convoluted plan is diabolical and shooting me was the first step. The next step could change the Gelpha world, and that would be just the start.

Poor Royal. He’s tolerated my interaction with dead people but never been happy with it. Now he has to take a real leap of faith. Now, if he wants to save my life and protect the future of three worlds, he has to believe.

About the author:
I was born in Hampshire, England and after moving to the USA lived in Idaho, California and New Mexico before settling in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. I now live in a mountain valley more or less halfway up a mountainside with my husband Tom and Scottish terrier Duncan. Unlike Tiff Banks, the heroine of the Whisperings series of paranormal mysteries, I am not tall and white-haired, do not see demons and haven’t seen a dead person for a while. I’m actually older than dirt, have the aches and pains which come with age and the cantankerous nature.

No, I don’t see dead people. Not a dead person in sight. What I do see are moose, deer, fox, raccoon, skunk, wild turkey, a huge wild bird population, feral cats (which I trap, have neutered and returned to the wild) and a ridiculous amount of snow. When not writing, and depending on the season, I’m usually tending to Scottie or husband (guess which one gets preferential treatment,) filling the bird feeders, futiley attacking the weeds in my much-too-big garden or shoveling out after a snow storm.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Protecting yourself from Social Media scams

The novice self-published author is always at risk of being scammed. It is hard to avoid these traps if you don't know what they are. That is why joining writer groups online or following blogs that talk about the ups and downs of self-publishing is so important. One of my favorite sites to follow is Writer Beware® 

Today they had a great post about social media scams:


This week I've got another great guest post for you, from marketing expert Chris Syme.

We writers have all heard that we "have" to be on social media, which is presented to us--both by experts and the not-so-expert--as the Holy Grail of marketing and self-promotion. But apart from the thorny questions of which platforms to use (Twitter? Facebook? Pinterest? Some of them? All of them?), and how to use them (How often should we post? What's the proper mix of friendly interaction and self-promotion?), there's the problem of "services" that want to exploit our confusion to rip us off.

Read on for solid advice on how to separate the worthwhile from the worthless, and warnings about some common social media scams.

Social Media Snake Oil Comes In All Shapes And Sizes
Chris Syme

click to read the article

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Creative Writing Conference: Imaginarium September 2015 Louisville, KY

Join me and the creative writer's conference...

Imaginarium 2015 Guest of Honor

The programming at Imaginarium 2014 featured well over 140 workshops and panel sessions, and Imaginarium 2015 will be bigger and even better! Programming information will be updated here as everything unfolds! But rest assured that you will find one of the best weekends of content for your creative writing interests in the nation, or even world for that matter!


Host Venue
September 11-13, 2015 The host venue for The Imaginarium is the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Louisville Airport. The convention rate for Imaginarium 2015 is $99 a night! The Crowne Plaza is conveniently located right off I-65, adjacent to the airport.

Use the link to go to the official room reservation page for Imaginarium 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Program Panels
link to panel descriptions
(there might be minor changes, but I will keep this list up-to-date)

click more to see the complete list...

New Release: Crimson Sunrise (Crimson Series #2) by J. A. Saare

update: Crimson Sunrise release is delayed one week.
Congratulation to J. A. Saare on the release of her paranormal romance Crimson Sunrise (Crimson Series #2).
Crimson Sunrise
by J. A. Saare
August 18, 2015
Beware the calm before the storm…

After eradicating the obstacles between them, Emma Johnson and Caleb Blackney are ready to embrace the future. They have a lot of decisions to make. There is the issue of Emma's heritage, her choice to change or remain human, and Caleb's refusal to allow anyone or anything to harm his mate.

When Caleb's sister goes missing, personal issues are forced aside. The search for Sammie reveals something darker than anyone ever could have imagined. Emma and Caleb will have to face their fears, confront their enemies, and unite their families to stand against a shadow from her past that could kill them all.

About the Author:
J.A. Saare/Aline Hunter is a multi-published author who has written stories featured in horror magazines, zombie romance anthologies, and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music, and choices in reading, and have been described as “full of sensual promise,” “gritty and sexy” and “a breath of fresh air.”

Currently she is penning numerous projects within the urban fantasy, erotic and contemporary, and paranormal romance categories.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

New Release: The Holeshot by Lynn Michaels

Congratulations to Lynn Michaels on the release of her gay romance The Holeshot!
The Holeshot
by Lynn Michaels
Length: 295 pages
Rubicon Fiction (August 12, 2015)
In the world of Supercross, taking the holeshot means one racer leaps ahead of the crowd and into first, leaving the rest of the pack behind. If Supercross racer Davey McAllister knows anything, it's how to take the holeshot. When the hot rising start mechanic, Tyler Whitmore, shows up in his bed, Davey does just that. But, dating a competitor's mechanic threatens to blow his ride if anyone finds out. With the fear of losing his sponsors, he has to keep his love life completely under cover, but Davey is in deep and wants to tell the world how much he loves Tyler.

Tyler Whitmore wants to be out of the closet, but dating the competition is a death sentence for his career. Overprotective of Davey's reputation and his own dreams, Tyler refuses to commit to his lover and is afraid of falling hard. Will they ever be able to find their way through the Premiere racing league pitfalls and acknowledge their love?

An m/m romance with tons of hot sex - 18+ please.

About the Author:
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. Lynn is the newest addition to Rubicon Fiction, and she loves reading and writing about hot men in love.