Thursday, December 22, 2016

#BabyLove


In Corine Dehghanpisheh’s latest picture book #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a curious toddler loves to play… especially with his mommy’s smartphone!

When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention.

Her simple reminder:  Put down our phones.






#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is the second book in Corine’s #BabyLove Book Series.  The

first book in the series, #BabyLove: My Social Life, won the Next Generation Indie Book

Award for Picture Books 0-5.

In #BabyLove: My Toddler Life, a curious toddler loves to play… especially with his

mommy’s smartphone!

When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching

moment.  Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together

filled with love and attention.

Her simple reminder:  Put down our phones.

Praise:

“This light-hearted reflection on social media habits is a great tool for starting discussions

with young children.” – 5 Stars, Foreword Reviews



“#BabyLove: My Toddler Life is a fun and timely picture book for 21st century

preschoolers.” – BlueInk Review

“The lyrical way in which the story is told keeps the subject light while reminding the audience

(adults and children alike) the importance of play time over screen time.” – Eileen Caulfield

“With simple rhyming phrases and the author’s enticing illustrations, the volume should

surely appeal to young readers, who have almost certainly been told not to play with a

parent’s phone. But the book works on another level as well: the boy teaches his mother a

valuable lesson about mindfulness. After perusing the old photos, she tells her son: “These

moments with you, / I love and treasure.” This stirring story reminds busy parents that even

though those photos they take show how much they love their children, there’s joy and

wonder in leaving the technology behind. This poignant and entertaining tale about a playful

toddler aimed at young lap readers works on a much deeper level for parents.” - Kirkus







About the Author:

Corine’s inspirations for writing and illustrating come from everyday life.  When she is not

busy being creative, she is most likely having fun taking pictures of her family.

Corine is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient and a Next Generation Indie Author

Finalist for her debut children’s book Can We Play Again?. Her inspiration for this book

came from her work as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in NYC. She is also the author of

Buddy’s Dream.

Corine recently moved to Dallas, TX from NYC with her family. Readers can connect with

her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to BooksByCorineD.com


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Renegade by Cheree Alsop ---- GIVE AWAY!



Book 1- Renegade
Space pirate meets Robin Hood in this edge-of-your-seat space adventure about an officer turned pirate. When a tragedy makes his brother his enemy, Gage becomes a pirate captain who fills his time robbing from the rich Coalition and giving to the poor planets struggling to survive across the vast Macrocosm. But being a pirate comes with its risks, and Gage is hard-pressed to protect his crew and loved ones against the dangers of having enemies with bigger guns and faster ships. It doesn’t help that he has a soft heart for damsels in distress and can never say no to a good adventure.
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Author Bio:
Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published 40 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book.

Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

If you would like a change  to receive a free copy of this book, please leave a comment below with how to send the ebook to you.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Watchers, Flood and Fire By Deirdra Eden

Flood and Fire (Book #3 of The Watchers Series) by Deirdra Eden Release Day Special: Buy 1 book get 3 FREE (Details below)
About the Book
Auriella joins the ranks of the Immortals, but Azrael has vanished in the depths of war. She is forced to choose between love or loyalty when the druids charge her with finding Alamar, an unruly Watcher who can control the seas. Though witty and charming, Alamar and his blood thirsty friends can’t be trusted. Now, it’s a race against time to find Azrael before he is killed, and Alamar before he is recruited by the Shadow Legion.
The Watchers Series has been described as Braveheart meets Supernatural. The mythology for the series is based on many theological texts from dozens of sects with correlating themes. Ancient writings include the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Traditional Apocrypha, the Pearl of Great Price and the Kabbalah. The Watchers are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, as the Book of Enoch mentions, some of these Watchers go bad.
Deirdra Eden's, The Watcher's Series, is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl's discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions.
About The Author
Deirdra Eden has spent the last decade captivating audiences of all ages with her Amazon Bestselling novels and fairy tales. Her specialty is paranormal theology that delves into documented historical phenomenon and natural disasters of biblical proportions that entices indulgence of a fine line between fact and fantasy. Deirdra enjoys jousting in arenas, sword fighting and archery, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures with her family.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Book 4- Dragon’s Bayne by Cheree Alsop - GIVE AWAY


Leave a comment below with your email for a change to win the first 4 books in the Dr. Wolf Series through Smashwords! 






Book blurb for Book 4- Dragon’s Bayne
Rumors of a dragon have rattled Edge City along with mangled bodies that throw a light of distrust on Dr. Wolf. Protestors warn against the werewolf doctor while Dr. Wolf pushes himself to the limits to save more fae that have fallen through the rift into a scared city. A new foe surfaces. Desperate to save Lilian, Aleric goes back to Blays. But when he finds the city of his youth under attack from terrifying creatures, Dr. Wolf realizes he might be the only one who can save it. Torn between protecting his home or saving the woman he loves, Dr. Wolf faces a fight that might destroy them all.

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Author Bio:
Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published 38 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book.

Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Gladiator's Day of Grace by Jewel Adams

New Christian Short Story
I am so excited about The Gladiator's Day of Grace and consider it the most important work of fiction I have ever done.

About the Book
Maximus Vitruvius Messalla has learned about the unpredictability of life the hard way. Raised in aristocratic prominence and wealth, one moment Maximus is a decorated centurion in the Roman military, quickly rising in the ranks. The next, he is betrayed, charged with treason, and forced to be a gladiator in the Roman arena to earn his freedom.

Throughout the course of these events, Maximus comes to question all he has been taught to believe.

Lifted by his love for a freed slave, Maximus follows her to 
Capernaum where he learns of the gospel of Jesus Christ. After witnessing the healing of a fellow centurion’s servant, Maximus’s hunger for truth grows and his questions about the rabbi increase. He knows that if anyone can tell him more about the Messiah, the woman he loves can. On the shore of Galilee, she shares her testimony of the Messiah, and for Maximus, just being in her presence gives him a glimpse of heaven.

Over the course of a single day, he receives answers to questions that have haunted him for years. But when certain events come to light that reopen old wounds, he wonders if he will ever truly have peace.

The Gladiator’s Day of Grace is the story of love, forgiveness, redemption, and one man’s journey to discover the saving grace that is available to all of us.


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Monday, September 12, 2016

OOTHANGBART by Rebecca Lloyd





Oothangbart - a Subversive Fable for Adults and Bears
Publisher: Pillar International Publishing
Author: Rebecca Lloyd
ISBN:  978-1-911303-02-2     Page Count: 200
Retail Price: £9     Pub. Date: Ist. October 2016
 
In the beautifully-isolated Oothangbart, order and organisation, hierarchy and custom, and the regular flying of kites ensure that each finely-mapped hour of each planned week are as predictable and reassuring as the last. One Donal Shaun Hercule Poseidon, a citizen of middling rank with no greatness in gait or demeanour, is not so reassured and is becoming less and less predictable. Love is partly to blame. Were it not for his love for the baker, Pearl Offering, his shed would not be filled with ossified bagels, nor would he be constantly fretting over the unsent love-letter that sat upon his mantelpiece. Nature had its role to play too. Were it not for the leaping fish that emerged unannounced and unexpected from the supposedly-barren river encircling Oothangbart, he might have wandered unnoticed for his entire existence and taken his philosophical questions with him to the grave. Government is definitely to blame. When the fish-panic seized Oothangbart, Donal was dragged into the machinery of government and thrust into an officialdom which had no place for a creature of thought. This is Donal’s story.




After walking for some time, he arrives at a vast pit he cannot circumnavigate and realises that a fellow cannot live outside society.  He returns to Oothangbart ready to face his punishment with dignity, but finds that he is welcomed as a hero. The whole of Oothangbart wants to know if he reached Bristol and what it’s like. Before he can decide whether he should tell them the truth, the crowd offers up its own versions, and the myth remains intact. Donal becomes Organiser of the Kite Festival, a job he loves, but nothing raises his spirits until Pearl becomes a friend of his waking as well as of his dreams.





Rebecca Lloyd writes short stories and the occasional novel. Her story collection Mercy, nominated for a World Fantasy Award, was published by Tartarus Press in 2014 alongside The View from Endless Street, a collection that came out with WiDo Publishing. A third collection, Whelp and Other Stories was a finalist in the Paul Bowles Short Fiction Award, and Bogieman, a story from that collection won the 2016 New Fictions Prize at Gatehouse Press. Her recent publications include Ragman and Other Family Curses (Egaeus Press) and Jack Werrett, the Flood Man (Dunhams Manor Press). She is working on a new collection of gothic stories, and her novel, Oothangbart will be published in the autumn by Pillar International Publishing.



Friday, August 19, 2016

The Four Horsemen, by Cheree Alsop - GIVEAWAY




Book 3- The Four Horsemen
A plague spreads through Edge City. Certain the Four Horsemen are behind it, Aleric tracks the plague to a restaurant in the middle of the city. With the possibility of an apocalypse hanging by a thread, Aleric has to confront each of the Horsemen to end the threat to the city he loves. Still dealing with pain from the Archdemon’s wound, Aleric is pitted against gorgons, a vampiress, and limited time to find what Death is looking for and return the Four Horsemen to the fae world.


“People do crazy things in the name of love, Doc. Trust me. I know what I’m talking about.”
Aleric stared at him. “You were in love?”
Dartan put a pale hand over his heart. “Are you insinuating by your skeptical tone that because a vampire doesn’t have a fully functioning cardiovascular system the way werewolves do, that our hearts cannot bleed in agony at the mere thought of an unreturned gesture, that we cannot mourn the distance of an adored one’s feelings, that we cannot pine away after love lost or sob our lonesome selves to dreamless sleep when such love is found unrequited?”
“That’s a bit dramatic,” Aleric pointed out.
Dartan gave a heartfelt sigh. “You live but the span of a human’s years; can you not imagine the agony of a thousand such years spent in unreciprocated yearning, unanswered worship, and even unrequited total and helpless desire for the briefest lift of the lips that could hint at a smile?” He leaned back in the booth with another loud sigh. “Alas, the torment of a vampire’s heart is misunderstood at best and disregarded at worst.”
Aleric waited until the vampire stopped speaking to ask, “Are you being serious?”
Dartan sat back up. “I’m being dramatic. I thought you could tell the difference.”
Aleric raised a hand to catch Iris’ attention.
“What are you doing?” Dartan asked.
“I’m going to tell her to go ahead and stab you,” Aleric replied.

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Author Bio:
Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 35 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book.

Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

GIVEAWAY:
For a chance to WIN THE FIRST THREE BOOKS IN THE SERIES FOR FREE, please leave a comment with your email address. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Dr. Wolf, the Fae Rift Series Book 2: Demon Spiral --- DOUBLE GIVEAWAY




Book 2- Demon Spiral:
When the head doctor’s daughter is bitten by a goblin, Dr. Wolf is forced to the edge of his limits to save her life. Other victims show up, turning the chance attack into one calculated to send a message. With the safety of the human race hanging in the balance, Dr. Wolf has to find out how an Archdemon made it to Edge City. The answer could mean life or death for the young woman whose blue eyes and warm smile have stolen his heart. 

Book excerpt for blog (if you want to use it):

A slight sound caught Aleric’s ear. He hesitated near a room on the left. The door was shut. He reached for the doorknob and turned it slowly. The door swung inward with a slight creak.

“Come out, come out,” Aleric said. His heart thundered in his chest. He took a step inside the dark room, then another. There were no windows or emergency lighting; only the rectangle of dim light from the doorway spilled inside to illuminate the shadows along the wall.

It appeared to be an equipment room of some sort. Stacks of chairs, a few tables, and short, moveable walls had been placed randomly inside. Aleric squinted, wishing he was in wolf form so he could see better. If he phased, the Dark fae beast would be far stronger than him and he wouldn’t have the ability to use the cord or anything else against it. He might be faster, but given the creature’s reaction to him earlier, he wasn’t sure if he could get the gargoyle to chase him.

Aleric was nearly to the back wall when his eyes made out the form hunched in the far corner. It had curved edges where everything else in the storage room was straight and severe. His ears picked up the faintest breath shuddering from huge lungs. The deep bellows sound of the gargoyle’s heart caught Aleric’s ears. He pretended not to notice it, turning just enough so that his course led him past the creature instead of straight to it.

Feigning nonchalance, Aleric stooped and picked up a thick book. He flipped it open as he walked past the creature.

“Interesting. Mmmhmmm. Very interesting.” He flipped through the pages. He was nearly past the gargoyle when he slammed the book shut and threw it at the creature’s face. The book hit it right on the snout. The gargoyle reared back in surprise.

“Gotcha,” Aleric told the huge creature.




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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Superhero Saturday - Rock N Roll

Meet Rock N Roll





Stats,Specializations or Special Skills: 
Martial Arts instructor, CERT team member, Neighborhood Watch Block Captain, graduate of Citizen's Police Academy, Co-founder of the California branch of the Initiative, Founder of Superheroines Initiative, Co-host and creator of HEROES 101 Radio




Deirdra: City you protect or advocate group: 
Rock N Roll: San Francisco Bay Area, We are a branch of the Initiative (that group you saw in the Superheroes documentary). 



Deirdra: Who or what inspired you to become a superhero? Those that interview us always ask if there was a single event that I could point to that started me down this path. (Interviewers are always looking for that one movie moment.) Unfortunately, the impetus or my origin wasn’t the result of one specific event, but rather, the culmination of several. I’ve been through some personal horror - abuse, molestation as a child, homelessness, the murder of two friends … some pretty horrific shit. Thankfully, those tragedies, those negative experiences strengthened my resolve to not let the same things happen to anyone I knew, or to myself, ever again.

Deirdra: How did you come up with your superhero name?Rock N Roll: I’ve been a musician all my life. I ride a motorcycle. I believe in solid foundations and I believe in letting things flow on their own. I’m also a martial artist/instructor and a certified massage therapist (CMT). How could I come up with anything more fitting than “Rock N Roll”? And to be frank, there were enough RLSH out there with names blatantly borrowed from other comic-book characters. 



Deirdra: Who made your costume?
Rock N Roll: I put together my costumes.

Deirdra: If you could have any super power what would it be? Rock N Roll: My super power would be “instant empathy.” I could point to you and you would suddenly understand more about whatever it is you need to understand at the moment. I’d also like to have healing powers; they’d come in handy everywhere I went.
Deirdra: What do you hope to accomplish?Rock N Roll: We hope to have a branch of the Initiative in every state and on every continent. We've already got nine branches across the U.S. and in the U.K.

Deirdra: What do you for your day job? 
Rock N Roll: I'm an author and a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist)


Deirdra: Are the police supportive or do they see you as a lawless vigilante? 
Rock N Roll: As graduates of Citizen's Police Academy we've had a great, working relationship with our local PD for four years now. We are on their volunteer list and often help with local events. 
Deirdra: Are you in danger by doing what you do?  
Rock N Roll: Yes, everything we do has an element of danger, but then again, so does walking down the street. 

Deirdra: Are you stopping crimes and helping people?Rock N Roll: Yes. Whenever we patrol, we help to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. Whenever we help someone get home, we reduce the chances of them being attacked. Whenever we teach a free self-defense seminar, we empower people to defend themselves and to keep from becoming a victim in the first place. Whenever we give someone a free meal (especially during our weekly outreach events), we keep them from having to steal in order to survive.

We've helped to keep robbery suspects from evading the police, we've stopped vandals from destroying a school, we've stopped people from destroying vehicles, we've helped police catch drunk drivers. There are too many examples to list. 
Deirdra: What does your significant other think of you being a superhero? What does your family think? 
Rock N Roll: My husband was an RLSH before I was, so I'd say he's okay with it. ;) Our family is supportive and often joins us on our outreach events. 
Deirdra: Does your mom know you are doing this? 
Rock N Roll: I'd like to think she can see me from heaven.

Deirdra: Do you have a weakness?
My weakness is little kids and animals. Everything else takes a backseat to helping or spending time with them.
Deirdra: How long have you been doing this? 
Rock N Roll: Five years as an RLSH. Forever as myself. For instance, 10 years ago I started a charity organization of musicians that raised money for kids with childhood diseases.

Deirdra: What is the most frustrating thing about being a superhero? 
Rock N Roll: Feeling like you're only putting a band-aid on a gaping wound. 

Deirdra: Do you keep a secret identity, is so, why? Is it hard to keep a secret identity? 
I do. I don't want to make it easy for the world to find me or my family. In this day and age, that's close to impossible to do, but I try anyway. 
Deirdra: How did those close to you react when you became a superhero
Rock N Roll: They weren't surprised and wanted to know how they could help.

Deirdra: Who is your hero? 
Rock N Roll: My mother. She was the original superhero. Her kindness is still talked about, 15 years after her death. My husband is also my hero. He's a kind human being. My sons are also my heroes. They're amazing people and I'm honored to be a part of their lives. 

Deirdra: What do you want the people of your community to know?
Rock N Roll: Those who think Real Life Superheroes have no real super powers are wrong. We have a few, the greatest of which is the ability to draw attention to and shine a light on the problems in society and the people who need saving. We also draw attention to those whose efforts dwarf our own, and we do all this by simply donning a costume and hitting the streets.
This is our super power.
Articles: 

http://blog.sfgate.com/cityexposed/2013/09/22/superheros-or-extreme-altruists/https://www.facebook.com/FrankSomervilleKTVU/photos/a.394744753922191.92927.162404453822890/591304600932871/?type=3&theater


Videos: 

www.facebook.com/AARP/videos/10153924139293960/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax_jbiN8oA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOURDRZ4dnc