Friday, November 29, 2013

Kindle Fire HD raffle for Charity

“I'm very polite by nature, even the voices in my head let each other finish their sentences.” – from Completely Flappable
Don’t you just hate it when you have a thousand little thoughts rattling around your brain, good for nothing but keeping you up at night? Ideas, worries, mental reminders for the next day? My voices can get pretty insistent, and mostly this is a nuisance, but sometimes it’s okay, when there’s a story idea or two among the ramblings. And rarely, very rarely, I get what I think is a really good idea, but one that I don't know what to do with. For instance, a while ago it occurred to me that it’s probably not governments or big corporations that wield the world’s greatest financial power. I think it’s us. All the little people together. Then I started wondering what could happen if we all decided to set 1 month of our incomes aside towards fixing this place up a bit. How many of the world’s problems could we actually solve permanently? Half of them, maybe? All of them? That's a pretty cool picture. But I’m a pretty dim light when it comes to implementing even small ideas, never mind the big ones. So I’m not sure how to get that ball rolling (heck, I'm not even sure where we keep the balls). But I can certainly start with myself. That’s easy enough (I’ve been in close contact with myself for years; I didn't have much trouble convincing myself.) So, this December, all proceeds of all my novels will go to Child Helpline International. The CHI is pretty cool because they support toll-free child helplines worldwide and they help highlight gaps in child protection systems. They do all this on donations (click the image below for more information.)
But what does all this have to do with you? Well, I'm raffling off some prizes and giving out some freebees to boost the donation (expenses out of my own pocket, not the donation :P ) So what's in it for you, besides that warm, fuzzy feeling you'll get knowing the Xmas presents you’re buying include an automatic donation? Well, how about I give you the new edition to the award winning No Hope for Gomez saga completely free?
And how about a Kindle Fire HD raffle ticket with every purchase while we’re at it?
Simply forward your receipt emails to to participate. And now, on to the pitch. This is the bit where I try to convince you, using only my words, that my novels don’t suck (or at least, not too much.) That they won’t only tickle your brain, but they’ll actually make your life better, if only marginally. That they are, in fact, worthy donation material. Here goes (fingers crossed)...
Paper: $6.08 Kindle:$2.99 (uk paper, kindle)

No Hope for Gomez!

Winner of the Forewords Book of the Year Awards, featured on Kirkus Best Indie List 2011, IBA and USA Book News Award nominee.

It's the age-old tale:   Boy meets girl.   Boy stalks girl.   Girl already has a stalker.   Boy becomes her stalker-stalker. We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly.

"Extremely witty writing containing keen insights into human nature." --California Chronicle "Challenges the way we think about, and interact with, the world around us." --Kirkus Discoveries "The antics in this book will leave the reader laughing. Graham Parke is a genius."--Reader's Favorite

Unspent Time

Warning: reading this novel may make you more attractive and elevate your random luck by about 9.332%*

(*These statements have not been evaluated by anyone of consequence)

Permeating the cracks between the past and the present is the realm of Unspent Time. Time that was allotted but never spent. In this realm we find the stories that could have been true. Such as the story of the designer of the color scheme used inside your shoe, or the story of Goki Feng Ho: the Chinese art of decoding the secret meaning of car license plates.
Paper: $6.08 Kindle:$2.99 ePub : $2.99 (uk paper, kindle)

“Captivating. Each story fired up my imagination.” – Alan H. Jordan, author. "Delightfully mad. Graham's vibrant characters shine from the first page." --Tahlia Newland, author.

Free with this event

Completely Flappable

“He’s completely flappable!” “Don’t you mean he’s unflappable?” “Not really. He can very easily be flapped.”

Gomez has never been on a date. In his 27 years on the planet he’s never been able to quite close the deal. For some reason, circumstances always conspire to make his meet-ups with women less than official dates. But now a blond German girl with freckles has moved into his building and he decides it’s time to get his act together.
If you've read this far, you're already my hero ;) I hope you like my idea enough to join me in this fun adventure. Let's see how much we can raise this Xmas ;) Kind regards, Graham Parke

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Silver Moon by Cheree Alsop (GIVE AWAY)

Silver Moon

Silver Moon, the seventh book in the Silver Series, is about Jaze as he fights to hold onto the peace he has achieved for the werewolves. Tensions rise, ultimatums are made, and Jaze is forced to make a decision that will change everything for werewolves, hunters, and humans alike. Hearts are broken, lives are forfeit, and Jaze’s pack is called upon to save those who survive.

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Silver Moon is about sacrificing everything for love. With those he cares about on the line, Jaze’s courage, loyalty, and leadership are put to the ultimate test.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Book. When Death Loved an Angel by Cheree Alsop - Give Away!

Death loved his existence. He charmed women, completed his list, and was content until the day he tried to kill Gregan Parker and came face to face with Gregan’s guardian angel. She fought for the man’s life, challenging Death the way no angel ever had. In the face of her defiance, he felt his heart do something it hadn’t for centuries; it beat. Death found himself falling for the angel, but she already loved Gregan, a man who had never seen her.

Watching Nyra love a man who didn’t know of her existence could terminate Death’s heart when it had just begun to beat, but taking away the one thing she cared about would destroy any chance he had with her. Could Death truly put himself last and risk letting his love slip through his fingers, or would he figure out a way to save both his heart and the angel who stole it?

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

Kate Robinson has spent the past two decades yearning to find her soul mate, the boy she found and then lost during a family holiday.
Shortly after her twenty-eighth birthday, however, she inherits a fortune from an old family friend and becomes something of an overnight celebrity. Can her new-found fame lead her to him after all this time?

Thank God for anti-perspirant, I thought as I sat on the couch and waited for the countdown to begin. I clutched at my hands until they were white and looked across at the two people sitting opposite, both completely at ease in front of the cameras.
Five, four, three, two, one...
'Welcome back to this morning's edition of Good Morning GB,' announced Ireland Rothschild, the blonde-haired, blue eyed darling of morning TV.
'I'm here with Fergus O'Reilly and we've a special guest with us this morning. None other than Britain's love-struck multi-millionaire, Kate Robinson.
Welcome, Kate,' she said with a dazzling smile aimed more towards the camera than at me.
As my cheeks began to heat up, I was so grateful to the make-up artist, who had insisted on caking on the foundation before the show had started. In fact, I had so much make-up on that I was hoping once I'd removed it, nobody would recognise me when I headed to the airport in my now rather stupidly chosen car. I couldn't exactly blend in driving a pink Mini could I?
'Good morning,' I whispered shyly.
Fergus grinned back at me, tilting his head as if he was about to speak to a child. 'Now, tell us, Kate dear, how does it feel to never have to worry about money ever again?' he asked, his toothpaste advert  teeth twinkling beneath the heat of the studio lights.
'Erm, well, I guess it's... erm, kind of... erm,' I felt so bloody stupid. Great time for my brain to stop working. 'I - erm. Great,' I nodded. 'Great, really great.' Idiot.
Ireland glanced across at her grey-haired colleague and pouted before nodding. 'Tell us how you knew this man. This,' she glanced down at the iPad on her lap and continued, 'Samuel?'
I cleared my throat and lifted my head, feeling like my brain was back in action. 'He was a very good friend of the family, some years ago,' I answered.
'Just a friend? Why did he leave you all his money and his property?' asked Fergus.
'He didn't have any family and I guess you could say that my mother and I were the closest he ever had to a family.'
'Isn't that lovely?' pouted Ireland. 'You certainly are a lucky woman. But what about your mother? Didn't she receive any of his inheritance?'
'No,' I said before swallowing hard. 'My mother lives a rather... nomadic lifestyle, in Africa. She doesn't want any of it. All she asked of me was to donate a sum to charity which, of course, I have done.'
'She lives in Africa? A nomadic lifestyle? That sounds intriguing. Perhaps we should interview her one of these days,' laughed Ireland and Fergus together.
'Have you splashed out on anything since receiving your inheritance back in June?' they asked, leaning forward eagerly awaiting my answer.
'Yes I have actually. I bought a car and a new house.'
'Well good for you, Kate. But now, most of us are curious about this boy you lost. Tell us about him?'
Oh no. Why did I agree to this?
Taking a deep breath, I knew I had no choice. Several articles had been printed since the one in Liberty; everyone wanted to know more and nobody was going to leave me alone until I told them everything.
'He was just a boy who I had a connection with when I was much, much younger. It was at Skegness. At an afternoon disco for kids. I was dancing and I felt someone touch my back and when I turned around there he was.  The most beautiful boy I'd ever seen,' I said, stopping and smiling as I reminisced. ‘It was one of the happiest memories of my life.'
Sighing, I continued, 'We just looked at each other and it was like everything else just disappeared into the background. We stood staring, for what seemed like ages. I could barely move. And then, almost as soon as it had begun, my dad appeared and took me away. I couldn't do anything as we walked to the car. I looked around for the boy but he was gone. And then, just as we were driving away, I turned around in my seat and there he was. He had a daffodil in his hand. I always assumed he'd gone to pick it for me, but that's just a childish fantasy, I guess. The whole thing is probably nothing but a childish fantasy, really.'
Ireland was very carefully dabbing at her eyes with a tissue, pretending to be moved, while Fergus smiled sadly.
'What a beautiful story, Kate. I don't believe for one second that this is a childish fantasy. It's romantic and beautiful,' Ireland said.
'Now, tell us, Kate. Why did you call him Fred?' asked Fergus.
Smiling, I explained about the Right Said Fred song, just as the music began in the background.
'What a wonderful tale. Thank you, Kate, for joining us today. It's been a pleasure having you with us to share your story,' said Fergus.
'Thank you,' I whispered before the camera moved back to Ireland as she straightened her skirt and looked alluring. 'Do you remember this moment in time?'
she asked. 'Are you the elusive Fred? We'd love to hear from you. You can contact us at...'
Before I could hear anything else, I was ushered off the couch and back behind the scenes where Jo stood, waiting patiently for me, with open arms.

(more coming soon)

Suzy Turner has worked as a journalist, assistant editor, features editor and magazine editor. Early in 2010 however, she began writing full time and has
since completed six books for young adults (the Raven Saga and The Morgan Sisters series) and one chick lit novel, Forever Fredless.
Although Suzy is a Yorkshire lass at heart, she left her home town of Rotherham, UK, to move to Portugal with her family when she was ten. The Algarve
continues to be her home, where she lives with her childhood sweetheart and husband of 15 years, Michael, and their two neurotic dogs and a cat who thinks
she's a princess.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Give Away: Heart of the Wolf by Cheree Alsop

When a Wolf Shifter is captured and sentenced to death, Prince Edric saves Fade’s life and in return earns his loyalty. As the prince’s bodyguard, Fade puts his life on the line to thwart threats to the crown. Fade’s disguise is simple until he finds the one thing that can break his carefully constructed walls, a pair of beautiful green eyes that reflect the loss and loneliness concealed within his heart. The only problem is that the eyes belong to Edric’s sister, a princess who is already betrothed to Fade’s worst enemy. 

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog This by Cami Checketts

Will protecting children throughout the world cost Natasha her own family?

Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot works to expose the dangers of Matthew Chrysler’s violent video games, succeeding in bankrupting and humiliating him.

Chrysler retaliates and sends a hit man after her. Natasha is forced to fake her own death to protect her children, but after witnessing another tragedy, Natasha won’t hide any longer.
In a race against time, can Natasha expose Matthew Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world?

From the very first chapter, Blog This grabs your gut and your heart with surprising action and touching moments.  Cami Checketts blends suspense, humor, and good clean romance into a story that will stick with you.
Daniel Coleman, Author of Gifts and Consequences

Loved it.  Loved it.  Loved it.  Have read all of Cami’s books but Blog This is on the top of my list.  Read it twice and enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it.  Just when you think you know what is going to happen you’re led into a different direction. Had a hard time putting the book down and was anxious to see how it was going to end.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review of MIST

Mist gets off to a slow start but once the action picks up the story is entertaining enough to warrant a recommendation. If you enjoy young adult fantasy this book will not disappoint you.

Review by Sir. S. Hamilton the Heroic

Mist written by Author Cheree Alsop

Mist takes us to the world of Shadows when the royal family is threatened by an assassin and a handmaiden puts her life on the line to protect them. Rya is then sent to tend the injured prisoner as soldiers search for the true source of the threat. Battling volatile mist, Sathen, and revelations about her past, Rya is pushed far beyond the limits of a normal Duskie. She finds strength and love where she least expects it, in a pair of light grey eyes and strong hands ready to catch her should she fall.

Mist tests the limits of love and strength during a time when Lumini and all within the Shadow kingdoms are threatened by darkness far more sinister than any they have ever faced before.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Interview with Author Kirby Roy III

Author Bio:

At the young age of ten Kirby Roy III was introduced to poetry, but his exposure to literature just didn’t begin or end there. “There were always books around my house, so whenever I would get bored, I would read,” says the scribe.

In 1989, he left Hampton University before completing his degree in order to become a writer. However, it was not until graduating from Clark Atlanta University that he was able to actively pursue his passion. While maintaining a full time job as an analyst at a major financial institution, he started jotting down a few ideas for several books that he wanted to write.

While maintaining his full time position as a financial analyst, Kirby eventually managed to finish his first book. “After I had Love Letters edited, I started taking notes on the second book. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get the first one published, but I knew that I didn’t want to stop writing.”

As it turned out, his patience paid off. Kirby’s first work was published and received rave reviews. Heart And Soul Magazine said that, “Kirby Roy III adds another voice to the growing club of male novelist making a mark…” Since then he has continued writing, including penning three screen plays. He also served as story editor, producer, and line producer for the award winning film Big Ain’t Bad. His next novel is set to be released, after which, he intends to continue writing and working in film. 

Book Synopsis:

           Two Roads is the story of Bryon and Kaya, two lovers coping with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. And because Noah and Naamah had to be faithful beyond forty days and forty nights, then the waters that follow the storm aren’t the only troubles brewing between them.

But as the waters as well as the story ebb, they find themselves embarking upon the road less traveled. In the wake of true love, Kaya and Bryon find that through belief, destiny can be an outcome they share. And with that, the story ends with Kaya’s tears leading the road laid by their love. 

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1.       When did you first know you wanted to be an author?
When I was very young (about ten), I was introduced to poetry and subsequently developed a passion for words.  However, it wasn’t until I was about 22 that I actually thought about becoming a writer. The thing that made me consider it was a quote I heard, which was, ‘do something you’d do for free and no matter what, you will always be a success’. When I heard that quote, it made me think that I could be a writer simply because I enjoyed writing.

2.       What makes you passionate about writing?
For me, the passion in writing comes in simply expressing yourself. It allows you to convey your thoughts and feelings, which for me has become a priceless benefit.

3.       Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?
I think there are always times when everyone feels discouraged in anything they do. For me the discouragement was sometimes just thinking that I was wasting my time writing because no one would ever want to read my work or that it would never be published. The way I dealt with it was to remind myself that I started writing because it was simply something that I enjoyed regardless of reward or recognition. In that vein, the reward simply came in writing.
But also, I sometimes look at war movies, or pictures with similar themes to encourage me. I know it may sound a little silly, but the thing about those types of movies that motivates me is that the characters never give up no matter what the circumstance or hardship may be. So sometimes when it’s early in the morning and I feel like I can’t go on, I look at excerpts from a movie or listen to a song in which the character doesn’t quit and it motivates me to keep going. 
4.       What is your writing schedule like?
My writing schedule is pretty simple. I go to work at my regular job. I get home about 6:30. I take a nap then wake up between 7:30 or 9:30. I then start to clean up, just to clear my head, and afterwards start to write. I usually aim for one to one and half pages a night. I usually finish about 2:00 to 3:00 in the morning, then go to bed, and repeat the same process the next day.
On the weekends, instead of going to work, I catch up on sleep, but repeat the same writing process.

5.      Can you tell us a little about your book, Two Roads.

Two Roads is the story of Bryon and Kaya, two lovers coping with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. And because Noah and Naamah had to be faithful beyond forty days and forty nights, then the waters that follow the storm aren’t the only troubles brewing between them.

In the midst of the calamity, Dana, a tryst from Bryon’s past, pounces upon them like the tide from the tempest. Still, since Bryon is sincere in his dedication to a future with Kaya, he finds himself willing to give up everything in order to be with her.

So as the waters as well as the story ebb, they find themselves embarking upon the road less traveled. In the wake of true love, Kaya and Bryon find that through belief, destiny can be an outcome they share. And with that, the story ends with Kaya’s tears leading the road laid by their love. 

6.       What is the best complement you could receive from a reader?

The best complement I ever received was when a reader told me it only took about a day to read my first novel. Which ironically, at first I didn’t take as a complement. My initial thought was, ‘it took me more than a year just to write it, and it only took you a day to read it…’ But then the reader explained to that was great because for them, the book flowed and was easy to read.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fetch - An Illustrated Book - Kick Starter Project.

Fetch - An Illustrated Book - Kick Starter Project
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Fetch is the story of where dogs come from. Hollywood VFX Artist and Theme Park Designer team up to bring you one amazing book.
I've written what I think is a marvelous story book adventure about a far off place where dogs roam wild and free, and where one special dog goes above and beyond the rest. It's called Fetch. It's the story of where dogs come from. The words are written, the thumbnail sketches are drawn, the printer has been found, and artwork is underway.

No jumping!
No jumping!

Dog birthday parties happen every 7 years.
Dog birthday parties happen every 7 years.

Dogs put the pedal to the metal.
Dogs put the pedal to the metal.
Below is just one of the two page spreads. It's going to look so cool with beautiful illustrations printed on every page!

Dogs know how to live the good life.
Dogs know how to live the good life.


By day, I'm a Visual Effects Artist for films like Pacific RimPirates of the Caribbean,Tron, I Am Legend, Thor, I,Robot, Transformers II, Ender's Game and King Kong. But I always had a need to tell my own stories. Last year, I launched my first novel for kids to astonishing success on Amazon. Evertaster claimed the Overall Top 100 Best Seller List on the day of its launch. 

Since then, the Evertaster series has grown in popularity, with children and adults alike giving rave reviews. Evertaster has gotten so popular it's been picked up by Barnes & Noble, Indy Bookstores, and Costco, to name a few. 
I've got 5 books planned for the series. One of those is a novella that just came out in May. 

The Project

Now I'd like to try something new. In the tradition of great books like Where the Wild Things Are, I want to tell  a story in pictures. I'm not a big publisher, with all the backing of a giant business. I just like to think big and make great books. 
In order to make Fetch a reality, I hired artist Edwin Rhemrev to illustrate this faraway canine adventure. You can see his work here:

Edwin's artwork went viral when he made some imaginary concept art for the Incredibles 2. He doesn't work for Pixar, but his work was featured in the Pixar Times, and Slashfilm, just to name a few. 

Edwin's hypothetical concept art for Incredibles 2.
Edwin's hypothetical concept art for Incredibles 2.

In order to get good art, it's expensive. Edwin is busy designing theme parks and concepts for other clients, but since he loves this project so much, he's excited to work on it! A portion of the funds will be used to complete the rest of the sketches and turn them into beautiful, full-color illustrations. 

Some of the setting designs.
Some of the setting designs.

Awesome character concept art for the story. This is just the beginning!
Awesome character concept art for the story. This is just the beginning!

Vehicle designs.
Vehicle designs.
The rest of the funds will be used to pay for printing the book. Fetch will be standard length for a picture book -- about 32-38 pages. It will be printed in stunning color with a squareback hardcase. Which is printer talk for high-quality picture book. We're using the same high-quality, professional printer that I used for my Evertaster books. In fact, these guys are the same ones who print Where the Wild Things Are and Polar Express! They are extremely economical (cheaper than printing overseas!) and very reliable. 
The more money we raise past our goal, the more books we can print and make available.


Fetch describes a far off place where dogs live wild and free. If dogs could do what they want, who would they be? 

Sometimes a dog just has to catch some shade in the cool pool.
Sometimes a dog just has to catch some shade in the cool pool.
When one intrepid dog finds the courage to leave the pack and do something truly courageous, he learns something about himself he never expected. He decides that the noblest thing a dog can do is fly.

Dogs burn rubber whenever they can.
Dogs burn rubber whenever they can.
So he fixes up an airplane and flies beyond the tenth horizon. What he finds there is something neither he nor any other dog ever expected. 
Music in the video: Fastest Man on Earth by Jahzzar. Video Filmed by the talented Matt Stumphy. Thank you!

The Funds

Putting together a book like this is a big endeavor. I've been working on this project for a long time now, and I'm passionate about finishing this book.  I won't be able to do it without your help. Without you, Fetch couldn't happen. Your contributions will be used for the following:
  • Finishing the Illustrations (in Edwin's capable hands!)
  • Formatting, laying out, and prepping the book
  • Printing the Books (it's going to be top-notch quality!)
  • Rewards (very cool ones - for you!)
  • Kickstarter fees.

Risks and challengesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

The main risk we are facing after funding is TIME. Edwin is already working on the artwork. He estimates that it will take 4-6 weeks to complete. After that, there will be formatting, final layout and title design, then print preparation. Luckily, once the printing is funded (by you), the artwork is complete, and the book is sent off to the printer, it will take only take about 4-5 weeks to get the books printed and shipped to us so we can get your copy mailed out to you. If we're lucky, there is the possibility of the books getting the same distribution as the Evertaster books -- which means some Indy Stores, Amazon, B&N. How cool would that be? Something all of us put together -- but only if we reach our goal.
Luckily, I've completed books already, so I know the process and know what it takes to get them finished.
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